Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UFOs Over America - Part II

Mark in Kentucky called in to tell of a UFO sighting he had in 1973. Interestingly, Jimmy Church (the host that night) was a little boy living in the area at the time and remembered the sighting:

“This happened in 1973. I worked on a dairy farm. We had her show herd, Indiana State Fair, it's the end of August, and the open show, Saturday night, we're all partying because we won real good. So I made it home, early in the morning about 5:30 in my 64 Chevy Bel Air and I see this silver disc but it looked kind of like the top of what was one of the first dome arenas in Market Square Arena there in Indianapolis, and it's like, I don't know, it's maybe 800 or 900 feet up. It's on my eastern horizon, so I'm heading east out of town on East 38th Street, big four-lane street, and this thing starts moving and then WIBC AM-1070 in big show for years and years, a radio station, the guy is talking about The Saucer and then, all of a sudden, I stopped right in the middle of the four-lane... (Jimmy Church asks what year this occured) This was 1973. (Church interjects: “I was there and I remember this! When that happened, you know where I lived? I lived on 38th. So I was right there where you were driving when this went down, but this was, I remember hearing about this and it was a pretty extraordinary sighting, there's no doubt about it but please continue with the story though it's fascinating that I was there and I lived right where this was going on.)

I stopped and then, I mean, I heard the sirens. My dad was a preacher and I said, There's got to be something out there. He said, son, I've never seen them. And he was in World War 2. He was a mechanic on B-29s and all that so he saw a lot of stuff when he was stationed in San Diego, but he didn't quite go that far with it. I said, Okay, Pop, someday maybe, you know, because I was the right child. Well, I got my right question answered that morning. I look up... All of a sudden, about six police – Indianapolis police, come flying by me and they're heading out that way of town. Then I hear on WIBC, I go, What's he talking about? Indianapolis Centre had it on radar. They were talking to somebody out at the airport and you could hear the roar of those F-14s coming out of Grissom Air Force Base. They turn and this thing starts moving away from them. It was going really great fast and then it went up kind of quick and then it started moving back kind of northeasterly. The Jets turn and as they turn, this thing picks up speed and then it just kind of like, you know I used to do a yo-yo and you go down and it would spin and then pop back up? This thing popped back up like a yo-yo and these Jets just stood it on their tail. It went straight up and they all went straight up into the high clouds. It was crazy. I mean there was people stopped all over that side of town. (Church interjects: Yeah, I remember. I remember the stories about this and, the thing is, I was there and I was young. I was probably 10 years old when that happened but it was something that was talked about all over the place. I'm just really glad that you witnessed it. I had heard... this is what I remember about that specific event. I remember that they were saying that the craft was a 150 feet in diameter.) At least. At least. It looked like a giant water tower floating around. It was like, Wow. It had that round shape. It had a little bit of an edge to it but it was very distinct, I mean, you know, the Sun was just coming up so it was blacklit really well. I mean, I did a lot of coverage, so I understand lighting and all that. It was backlit really really well. It made the paper. It made the news. Everybody was talking about it. Channel 13, Then it just kind of died away. But they showed it on radar. They took pictures and had it in the paper. The Star Journal had it, you know, the radar blip from Indianapolis Centre and back then they posted anything in that part of the country. (Church interjects: Well, you had where Cook Airport and Grissom were both right there, plus, this is the other thing, it's flat – Indianapolis, that part of Indiana, completely flat, so radar can go forever.)”

Source: Coast to Coast – November 10, 2017

JLB - Beyond Creepy


Jay in Georgia called in to tell of his UFO sighting:

“The other night, two nights ago, I went outside and I normally go out there take the dogs out and drink some coffee, stuff like that, and I looked up into the sky and there was the light just flashing. So I normally just look up and kind of, you know, see the planes go by or whatever. It's a very clear night and it went off... the light went off. So I kept watching up there looking up in the sky and it flashed again. So I said, yeah, that's kinda strange. So about 30 seconds later, it flashed again and I'm noticing planes fly by but there was no planes in that area so I went in the house got my wife, came back outside. Honey, look at this! And she looks up and it flashed again and then it just stopped. So I didn't know what that was and I'm... I knew it wasn't a plane because planes were flying by and in that particular area the light did not move at all. Did not move. So it really kinda puzzled me and I didn't know what it was so when I heard he (Seth Breedlove was the guest) mentioned that the light was just flashing in the sky it I just kind of thought about that and decided to call in but I'm really curious of what it could be.”

Source: Coast to Coast - October 26, 2017

JLB - Beyond Creepy


“I have a very real story. My buddy and me went to a party at an apartment complex outside of Peoria, IL back in the late '80's. We parked his car facing some woods and a ravine. We were smoking a joint. Three green spherical objects swooped in toward each other on strange zigzag courses very quickly! They met with a little space between each other and immediately began rotating around each other clockwise from our vantage point. They did this for about five minutes. While my friend and I just sat there dumbstruck! As suddenly as this began, these objects spread apart and tore off in different directions with these same zigzag motions and were gone!”

Source: Youtube comments, Nick Richey

JLB - Beyond Creepy


A man named Bob in Charlotte, North Carolina called in to tell of a weird UFO sighting he had:

“I wanted to talk about something I haven't talked about for 50 years. My whole family saw a UFO and I don't mean lights. My mother went outside at night. It was a very clear night up in the mountains in SouthWest, Virginia and she came in and got us all. We all came out there and looked at it for about 20 minutes and it was... we guessed it was, it was hovering over our house for about 20 minutes, and it was about the size of a football field. My mother is 93. She still talks about it. She wants to see another one. It just hovered there for about 20 minutes. It had lights all around the perimeter. There was kind of oval-shaped lights or windows, I couldn't tell what they were but then it slowly rose up and it shot off so fast you wouldn't believe it.”

Source: Coast To Coast AM - September 6, 2017

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Phone Call From Hell

“I have an odd ghost story that plagued me for a little while. I had this friend. I knew him since we were little children but as we got older we grew apart. I got a job, but he became a drug dealer / gang banger who, as the stories go, left many dead bodies in his wake. As I said, we had grown apart. One day in my early 20's, I received a phone call at work informing me my former friend had died. His life had caught up to him and he had been murdered. I go back to work and think nothing more about it.

Later that night, I get home, do my nightly routine, and go to sleep. Well, about 2:00 AM, I'm woken by a phone call. Nobody ever calls me that late so I know something is up. I answer the phone only to be greeted by the most hellish roar like high heavy wind and screams, terrible screams, then I hear my name being called begging me for help. "Please God, I need help! It hurts! I don't know where I am." The voice sounds like it's coming through a tunnel, like it's so far away. In a panic I ask, "Who is this? Where are you?" The man answered, "This is Brandon..." My friend who had died. Then the line goes dead. This happened three times that week. I can't help but wonder, did my former friend call me from Hell?"

Source: Youtube Comments, Wes Collins

JLB - Beyond Creepy


Running Black Entity

Crestview, Florida - 2017-11-12 - I was taking my usual, evening walk and witnessed a jet black entity run from the woods, across the street, and what I assumed to be down a cul-de-sac. The entity ran below a street light, but had no reflection - like phantablack (I think that’s how you spell it) color. I expected to see a rippling of clothing, but I couldn’t see any clothing bulges. Imagine the male figure on bathroom signs - that is essentially what it looked like as it ran across the road. It also had bad running form - instead of keeping the arms tight and proper, this entity kind of flailed it’s arms about as it ran. Ihe arm motions were certainly exaggerated.

As I approached the area, I hyped myself up and passed the cross section of road, but there was no one in sight. - MUFON


Revelations From a Time Traveler?

In a video broadcast on the YouTube channel Paranormal Elite, Noah –who did not disclose his last name – claims that he risked his life to travel back in time to warn people that the technology exists.

The so-call time traveller said: “I am not attempting to deceive anyone, my sole objective is to prove to you that time travel exists and that I, myself, am a time traveller.

“First of all, time travel became possible in the year 2003, it is only used by top-secret organisations. The ability to time travel will not be released to the public until 2028.”

Noah claims that because of his years of time travel, he is suffering from anorexia and depression.

He said that he has taken drugs to bring back his youthful looks but insists that he is 50 years-of-age. Read more / video at Proof of time travel? 'Futuristic' man ‘from 2028’ issues chilling warning in video clip


D.B. Cooper Letter Confirms FBI Cover-Up

It's the case that won't go away.

The only unsolved case of skyjacking in U.S. history remains unsolved, but a team of investigators is confident it has identified the culprit, his co-conspirators, and new evidence covered up by the FBI for 46 years.

A 40-member cold-case team led by filmmaker and author Tom Colbert has pursued the case for several years, and after a recent suit to obtain public records, Colbert's team got its hands on a letter allegedly sent by Cooper to The Seattle Times and other newspapers in the weeks following the incident.

The letter confirms the team's suspect is correct and that the FBI has worked to hide the evidence for decades, Colbert told SeattlePI: "This letter proves to me that there's been a cover-up and continues to be a cover-up on this case."

Colbert's team, comprised of former law enforcement officers and several former FBI agents, previously identified Robert W. Rackstraw, a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran now living in San Diego, as the man they believe to be Cooper. Rackstraw was a suspect for the hijacking in the late 1970s, but formal charges were never pursued.

Reached by phone on Wednesday, Rackstraw had little to say about the allegations, other than to suggest the reporter verify Colbert's claims. Read more at Investigators: D.B. Cooper letter confirms suspect, FBI cover-up


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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Chicago Phantom: Signs of the Times?

By Albert S. Rosales - Back in the late 60’s, 1966-67 to be exact, Point Pleasant, West Virginia had its winged humanoid, or the 'Mothman' as it was named by the great Fortean researcher John Keel (John Alva Kiehl).

The encounters of this winged anomaly were accompanied by other strange phenomena, UFOs, mutilations, MIB’s, etc. It was later said to have been an omen to the terrible tragedy in December 1967 when the Silver Bridge, which crossed the Ohio River into Point Pleasant, suddenly collapsed on December 15 1967 killing 46 people (2 of the victims were never found). However the sightings of the Mothman did not really end. There were sporadic encounters later, through the 70’s & 80’s and perhaps later.

Now in the first half of the 21st Century a winged mystery has descended on Chicago, Illinois. This historic city, sometimes called, 'Second City' (to New York) with its violent past, is no stranger to all kinds of strange phenomena, dating back to 1909 when two strange balloon-like objects were seen moving swiftly above the city, the objects carried lights and by using binoculars witnesses could see at least two men onboard the objects.

In 1954 the Air Force own “Project Blue Book” investigated the following event:

Chicago Illinois
Date: April 8 1954
Time: 1633

Mrs. Lelah H. Stoker of North Sheridan Road had returned to her apartment from the library, when she observed a very brilliant white, parachute-like object, with a suspended human form skimming over the water in all directions, level with her window, about 1km away. She called two neighbors, William Baruszak, a vice-resident of Western United Dairy, and his wife. Mr. Baruszak saw a large object floating about 100m off shore, which he took to be an experimental balloon and did not take much notice. At 16:45 Lelah called the coastguard, but as the searching seaplane neared the area, the object descended and seemed to condense in size, landing among sporadic foliage along the shoreline. From the object a small, but well-proportioned humanoid figure, dressed in a green one-piece suit, with a tight-fitting headdress alighted, walked up and down the frontage behind the low stone wall, and blended in with the grass. After the aircraft left, the object reflated and hovered over the water, and the occupant, who was now suspended in the air, re-entered the craft, which took off at high speed eastwards, without noise. During a tilt, Lelah noticed two parallel bars on the underside of the spherical umbrella. Investigated by Army Intelligence.

The Air Force never did find any explanation for it.

Of course there has been other “entity” encounters, not necessarily of the flying type. A witness sent me this fascinating encounter:

Chicago, Illinois
Date: August 1999
Time: late night

A man visiting a friend’s house and sleeping on the sofa in the bedroom suddenly woke up feeling very panicky and totally unable to move. Looking towards the front door he saw a huge humanoid figure over 7 ft tall standing by the door. The figure resembled a large “praying mantis” and was wearing something resembling a black and purple cloak. Its skin was dark gray in color. It slowly approached the witness and reached out to him with a large hand with long thin fingers and grabbed his shoulder. At this point the witness lost consciousness and does not recall anything else of the incident. He remembered also feeling very cold during the encounter.

Praying Mantis beings seemed to have become a staple in modern UFOlogy.

But our focus is the recent events so diligently chronicled by my friend and researcher Lon Strickler in his Phantoms and Monsters blog.

There were strange events and encounters before August of 2016 where in the Chicago suburb of Cicero (Al Capone’s headquarter back in Gangland Chicago) when a man saw a large winged humanoid perched on a lamp post. Events took off around February 2017 and have not stopped as of November, here are dozens of encounters all chronicled by Lon. Some witnesses called the entity a “man-bat” others a “black devil” a “winged man”, etc. Whatever it is, it has given some of those witnesses a sense of ‘evil’ or foreboding. Unlike Point Pleasant there hasn’t been too many other associated events, like UFOs, etc (that I am aware). There has been worldwide interest in these events, and Fortean and UFOs groups as far as Russia have been keeping a close watch on the incident, publishing their encounters in their own blogs and newsletters.

Lon has remained open-minded and thorough in his investigation of these bizarre events. I can only conjecture as the origin of the “man-bat”. Is it an inter-dimensional being (or beings) who has become attracted by the violent atmosphere pervading Chicago, do they thrive on this? Is it a sort of omen of an upcoming catastrophe like in Point Pleasant? We can only pray that is not.

Albert S. Rosales
November 20, 2017

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Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area or nearby? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Phantom', 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'Chicago Man-Bat.' Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated. You can call me directly at 410-241-5974 as well. Thanks...Lon Strickler #ChicagoPhantom


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Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area or nearby? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Phantom', 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'Chicago Man-Bat.' Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated. You can call me directly at 410-241-5974 as well. Thanks...Lon Strickler #ChicagoPhantom

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Chicago Phantom / Owlman / Mothman / Man-Bat - Chicago Metro Area - Witness Sightings Map