Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pterosaur Sighting - Central Arkansas

I received the following information and artist rendering from Laura Dean, who resides in central Arkansas. She states that she had conducted an interview with pterosaur / ropen researcher Jonathan David Whitcomb, who had previously written Why Believe in Living Pterosaurs? for 'Phantoms & Monsters':

Artist rendering of flying cryptid witnessed by Laura Dean

I decided that I needed to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things. I was out in the country, driving slowly, all alone, going over a bridge at about 2 pm on a sunny springtime afternoon in April 2012 when all of the sudden I see something coming up from underneath the bridge.

From out of the passenger seat window and about 5 or 6 feet from me I can see something medium it came up a little bit more I could see part of a wing, part of a beak, part of a head crest, and a big gold eye like a cats eye.

It looked as if it was struggling to get up over that bridge and up over my truck because of its heavy weight.

As I slowed down even more and looked at it closely the first thought to enter my mind was 'prehistoric' and my second thought was 'it looks like something that shouldn't still be living today'. My 3rd thought was 'prehistoric bird'.

I then watched out the windshield as it flew up over my truck, up into the sky, and off toward a wooded area, southward.

It seemed as if everything was in slow motion as I watched it fly up above my truck and fly away. I watched it's wings above me and how they looked and moved.

They moved like a muscular wave from one end of the wing to the tip.

The wings were thick like a steak,were shaped like an airplanes wings, and had three sections to them, with black creases or wrinkles running down them.

And on the middle outside of the wings were what looked like fringes (which I found out later were claws or fingers).

Next, I noticed the torso, how big in was and that it was shaped kind of like an egg, and then the head crest and how strange it looked up on top of the head. And how the head crest kind of bounced up and down as the creature flew.

I also noticed the length of the neck.

I noticed the legs and the tail. How the legs just floated in the air and kind of bounced on each side of the tail. And how the tail had a heart looking shape at the end of it.

I also noticed that it had no feathers and that it was probably as big as a small airplane, and bigger than my little Chevy S10 pickup.

I was in some kind of shock the rest of the day,just walking around and trying to function in some kind of a daze, going through the motions but only really half way there. My mind was trying to come to terms with what I had seen.

I contacted two of my friends who suggested that what I had really seen was a Heron, Albatross, Pelican or some local big bird, even though I told them that this creature was huge, not big and had no feathers at all.

Next, I contacted Cornell University Ornithology Lab and spoke to a lady named Laura. She said that there are no birds that match my description.

Next I did an internet search under 'prehistoric birds'....but kept coming up with posts about Pterosaurs. I didn't really know what Pterosaurs were but I knew that they weren't birds and that they didn't exist any longer (or so I thought).

So I became discouraged and gave up until early 2013.

In early 2013 I decided to do another internet search under 'prehistoric birds' and up popped Jonathan David Whitcomb's name and the word Pterosaur again. 
This time I decided to contact this man via email and he responded to me and wanted to do an interview.

During my interview with him I discovered that what I had seen was probably a Pterosaur. Now, all I had to do was come to terms with that.

Laura Dean later forwarded the following:

Subject: Guesstimates, measurements, estimates

I could come up with some measurements as to the size of the creature. But coming up with the measurements of the tail is the hardest. It was a short-tailed Pterosaur. Here are the measurements I have;

1) Wings from tip of one wing to tip of the other: no smaller than 14 foot (maybe longer).

2) Face, bill and eye to the end of (tip) the headcrest: 3 to 3 1/2 foot long (the headcrest was shaped like the prongs of a household hammerhead (kind of a horn with a curve in it).

3) The whole animal from the tip of its head to the tip of it's tail was probably 9 foot to 12 foot long.

4) It's eye was no smaller than 5 inches around.

5) It's torso was probably 4 foot to to 5 foot long and shaped kind of like a lemon.....only longer (an elongated lemon).

6) Even though the tip of the Pterosaurs left wing was 5 or 6 foot from me as it was coming up beside my truck I could not see the tail until it was up in the air and above my truck. I want to say that the tail was 2 or 3 foot long.

I remember the tail being just slightly longer than the feet as it was flying above me. It was the tail flange that was a little longer than the feet. The feet where like claws or talons floating in the air behind the creature.And the tail had a spade shaped flange at the end of it.

It looked to be about the size of small airplane....and bigger than my Chevy S10.

NOTE: You may want to look at the following links:

Pterosaurs: A Global Phenomenon

Sheep Mutilation Mystery - Dine' Navajo Reservation, Near Hogback, NM

Why Believe in Living Pterosaurs?

Pterosaur Sighting - Slidell, Louisiana

Jonathan Whitcomb's Ropen / Pterosaur Research

Encounter With a Shape Shifter

Live Pterosaurs in America: Not extinct, flying creatures of cryptozoology that some call pterodactyls or flying dinosaurs or prehistoric birds

Searching for Ropens and Finding God: The quest for discovering modern pterosaurs ("flying dinosaurs")

Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy

Phantoms & Monsters: Cryptid Encounters

Daily 2 Cents: Unknown 'Angel Hair' Substance Falls From Sky -- RODS Phenomenon -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown 'Angel Hair' Substance Falls From Sky

A rain of mysterious strands of wispy, white ‘angel hair’ fell from the sky in Portugal – leaving locals baffled by the substance, which seems to ‘come alive’ under ultraviolet light.

Some have even questioned whether it was of terrestrial origin – or left drifting in the air by a passing UFO.

One local, who did not want to be named, said, ‘It fell during the afternoon. I tried to inquire if aeroplanes flew over before, but no straight answer. It happened 2 weekends in a row.

‘Me and a couple of friends sent it to be analysed – and the weirdest things happened. It reacts to UV light. It comes alive.’

Similar sightings of strands falling from the sky have been reported in countries such as Finland and Canada – but the samples often evaporate before they can be properly analysed.

Conspiracy theorists believe they could be related to UFO propulsion systems – or even to ‘chemtrails’, sinister biological agents supposedly distributed by aircraft around the world.

Nigel Watson, author the Haynes Manual for UFO Investigations, says, ‘Sightings of UFOs were commonly associated with angel hair up to the 1970s, and in the past it has been seen in association with religious visions in the sky, such as in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.’

‘These fine fibres falling from the sky were regarded as being the byproduct of UFO propulsion systems, all though sceptics tend to explain them as being created by migrating spiders or by dust particles polarised by atmospheric electricity and are a natural phenomenon.’

‘It is only in recent years that angel hair sightings have returned again. Samples quickly evaporate making it difficult to analyse their composition and nature.’ - Metro


Manatee rescued from Texas waters

Authorities in Texas said they are working on a plan to assist an unusual visitor -- the first manatee to visit the Houston area in 19 years.

The Chambers County Sheriff's Office said a deputy spotted the male manatee swimming up a channel Sunday near Baytown and barriers were put in place once the sea mammal settled in a spot next to a warm water outlet.

Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said waters in the area are too cold for manatees this time of year.

"The cold water makes them stressed, it makes them really tired, just like if you or I were out in a snowstorm," he told the Houston Chronicle.

Experts said they were able to identify the manatee using the scar patterns on his back. They said the animal usually spends his time in Tampa, Fla., and they are not sure why he made the swim to the Houston area.

Heidi Whitehead, operations coordinator at the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, said her group is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Sea World San Antonio on a plan to relocate the sea cow before temperatures drop too much.

"He's already showing some signs of cold stress so that is a concern," Whitehead said. "Once the water temperature drops below 68 degrees it's too cold for them to survive. It is necessary for us to relocate it."

Whitehead said the manatee could be pulled from the water before the end of the day Tuesday and will be taken to Sea World if it is found to be in good health or a Marine Mammal facility in Galveston if it requires urgent care.

"We will decide how critical he is once we get him out," Whitehead said.

A manatee was previously rescued from waters near Corpus Christi in 2007. The animal was returned to Florida. - Big News nework


NJ Police release photos of bear taken by victim of fatal attack

A photograph of the black bear which killed Darsh Patel on Sept. 21 in a wooded area of West Milford was recovered from the victim's phone, authorities say. The picture was taken from approximately 100 feet - but the bear kept approaching the group of hikers, who split up and fled just shortly before Patel was killed, authorities say. The cell phone was later found with a puncture mark from the animal's fangs, authorities added. (West Milford Police Department)


'Reincarnation of Jesus' surgeon suspended

A Tennessee surgeon's license was suspended for bizarre behavior including calling himself the "Son of God" and an alleged attack at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

The Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination issued an emergency order Tuesday to suspend the license of Dr. Brett Bolton, a Brentwood hair transplant surgeon, due to concerns he could pose a threat to himself and to others.

The board heard Bolton has been displaying bizarre behavior recently, including operating a website proclaiming himself to be the "Son of God" and "the reincarnation of Jesus Christ."

"Dr. Bolton's staff had been noticing changes in his behavior -- him doing strange things like believing he was Jesus Christ, dressing all in white and asking everybody if God asked them to kill someone would they do that," Devin Wells, an attorney for the Tennessee Department of Health, told The Tennessean. Read more at UPI


RODS Phenomenon

Cameras capture a variety of moments in time, but sometimes they capture something else, something unexplained. One man from New Mexico believes he's discovered a new life form, which has spurred a worldwide debate.

"There is a phenomenon that exist among us," said Jose Escamilla, founder and researcher of RODS. "They're like sky fish. They swim through the air like fish."

He first captured a strange image on his photographs back in 1994.

"At first I thought they were insects, birds you know floating close to the lens of the camera," he said.

However, at such a high shutter setting, he says he eliminated the possibility of it being an insect or a bird, but something else, something mysterious.

"We think it's a living entity of some kind. It does have behavior of being alive," said Escamilla. "They're very evasive, they're super fast."

Escamilla calls this entity a ROD, measuring one to six feet long with a cylinder body and multiple sets of wings.

"We don't know what they're doing here. We don't know how long they've been here," he said. "We have rock carvings that appears to show RODS on carve drawings from 50,000 years ago."

Skeptics, however, don't buy into the ROD theory. Skeptics like Mark Zimmerman, an assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

"I hate to call myself a skeptic, but I'm probably labelled as that because I just think there's some sort of scientific answer for things like this," said Zimmerman. "I think it's interesting and makes for a good topic of discussion."

In fact, he discussed the phenomenon in class recently after one of his students, Erick Perry, captured what appears to be a ROD in a photograph taken for a class assignment.

"It was actually somebody in class who pointed it out," said Perry.

As part of the assignment, Perry took the same photograph at a cemetery during different times of the day. In the night photograph, a white object appeared in the upper right-handed corner.

"People in class joked around about it, like UFOs, but most likely, it was probably like a bug or a plane or something," he said. "The fact that it was in a cemetery made it a little more creepy."

Zimmerman agrees the object is more than likely not out of this world.

"You can capture planes as they're going across the sky, satellites, things that you typically wouldn't see other than like a dot typically when you look up," he said. "Whereas with the longer shutter, when it's open, things will move and light will reflect off of it."

Wanting to prove his point, Zimmerman shot a series of photographs at different exposure times around a porch light, capturing what appears to be objects similar to Rods, but actually turned out to be moths. Like other camera experts, Zimmerman says cameras are capable of producing artifacts, something in the picture that wasn't actually there.

Escamilla viewed Perry's photograph from class and says the mysterious object is not a ROD, but perhaps an airplane. However, he says that doesn't disprove his ROD theory.

"Each object has its own certain footprint, it's certain pattern of flight, you can tell what an insect looks like, you can tell what a bird looks like, a dragonfly and a ROD is a ROD," he said.

Escamilla says RODS can be seen anywhere but their hotbeds are in Washington DC, New Orleans, Canada, Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California the U.S. He says they've also been captured in Scotland, Russia, Japan, China, Germany and the UK.

Escamilla has seen RODS in photographs and video of space and even underwater. He even spied a ROD in video taken from SkyNews9 during tornado coverage in 1999.

"Those RODS are huge. That one white ROD that comes out of the top of the cloud, that cloud front was 10 miles away from the helicopter and it comes out in three frames. That thing must have been a 100 feet in length," said Escamilla.

So what do you believe? Do rods exist among us, these strange living things that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, caught at just the right moment in time?

"I think everyone always has some sort of conspiracy on anything. I mean, it could be Bigfoot," said Zimmerman.

"This phenomenon is real and for those of you who don't believe in it, that's your prerogative. You can believe what you want, or disbelieve, but the fact is, these things are here," said Escamilla. "They are doing something here. We don't know what they do but they are doing it."

Escamilla says technology has improved the documentation of RODS, where he's now able to capture them using infrared filters and in high-speed footage. - News9


Hi folks...I have removed the pop-under ads on the blog. Though it's a decent revenue maker, it seems to be bothering many of the readers with handheld devices. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Lon



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Was I Saved For A Specific Reason?

This narrative was forwarded by an experiencer who wonders if they were saved for a specific reason:

The following incident happened in the winter of 2004. I was living in Reston, WA at that time and was driving home from work at night. I turned off the Valley Freeway and started up Petrovitsky Road, passing Valley General Hospital at around 11:30 PM. I approached the crest of a small hill, looked ahead and saw an object in the air.

It was a horizontal ring of red and blue lights, flashing from left to right in some type of sequence. It was about 75 to 100 ft in diameter and hovered above a grove of trees at the southeast corner of the intersection. I slowed down and drove on for about 30 seconds at the same time looking at the lights. When I reached the intersection, I turned left which put the UFO behind me. I continued to drive a short way turned left into the parking lot of my apartment building. I parked her car and looked toward the object. It was gone...but I then looked to the left and saw another UFO. It was a cluster of red and blue lights, about 25ft in diameter. It hovered about 100 to 150 feet off the ground, across the street about 200 feet from the car. I thought, “If it moves or drops, I’m getting out of here.” Then it began to move dropping in a falling leaf motion (back and forth) to an altitude of about 20 to 50 ft. It stopped and started coming toward me.

Terribly frightened, I got out of the car and rushed to my front door. I noticed my headlights were still I ran back to the car, closed the door and turned off the lights. After that, I only remember that after turning off the headlights, I left the car and ran for the front door about 75 feet away. When I reached it, the UFO was gone.

This incident left a deep and disturbing impression on me for over a year until I decided to seek professional help. I underwent a series of regressive hypnosis sessions in which I revealed (as recorded) that as I sat in the car it suddenly was filled with a bright white light. The next thing I knew, I was standing in a dome-like room, about 15 ft wide, with white, very smooth floors, walls and ceilings. An arched doorway was in front of me as well as a desk-sized white box with a huge number of colored lights on a dark field. A long white table perched on a single pedestal was also behind me.

I stood there calm, but kind of bewildered and absently reached to unbutton the collar of my dress. The next thing I knew, the garment was at my feet. Two beings came through the door. They were about 4 1/2 to 5 ft tall with thin upper bodies, long, sloping shoulders. They seemed unable to straighten their arms completely. They had four, rather short fingers and their heads were large and long. They had round eyes and their noses were very thin. Overall, their faces looked human though they had no hair. They were dressed from neck to toe in blue and purple metallic fabric with high, thick collars. On the upper left chest of their uniforms there was a small insignia, a triangle inside a white circle that seemed to glow.

They grasped me by the upper arms and guided me to the table. I wasn’t frightened as the aliens gently pushed me down on the table. I sensed a third person in the room. He was like the other two, but wore a red orange uniform with a black stripe around the neckline. He put a long silver object to my eyes and then placed the other end on my abdomen. He then moved it around a bit, removed it and then left. He came back a short time later and the three beings stood around the table. “What is the purpose of this?” I thought. “You are progressing physically and mentally as planned and are very receptive to us,” they responded by telepathy because I don't remember hearing voices. They added that they were "pleased with my was time for me to leave". I didn’t want to go, but they assisted me off the table. I put my dress on, then they said, “You will see us again” and the next thing I knew I was back in my car.

In October 2007, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer which had spread into my liver. I was given only a few months to survive. I wondered if maybe these beings were actually angels who had warned me that I would see them after I passed away.

The day before Thanksgiving, I was feeling very ill and decided to stay in bed. I knew I didn't have much time left to live and the pain was getting unbearable. As well, I hadn't been able to sleep for days. I darken the room with heavy window shades hoping that I could relax enough to sleep.

I lay on the bed looking at the ceiling of my bedroom, staring at a small spot of light that had seeped through the curtains. I continued to look at the light when suddenly the entire room started to glow with a very bright white light as well as a low humming sound. I tried to sit up but was unable to move...though I still felt the constant pain in my abdomen. I closed my eyes thinking I was dreaming. After a few seconds the sound stopped, so I opened my eyes...the room was again dark, but then I heard that familiar voice in my mind "we have come back as promised...have hope. Rise so you may train your own kind". I got out of bed and had no pain whatsoever. In fact, I really felt wonderful and enjoyed my Thanksgiving holiday.

A few days later, I was in the hospital for a scheduled CT scan. I was feeling remarkably well and told my physician that I had no pain for several days. After a few hours of waiting for the results, I was starting to worry because it never took this long to get results previously. After a while, I was called into the physician's office for consultation...he seemed perplexed. "You are in remission and it actually looks like the tumors are decreasing in size". This was totally unexpected.

To make a long story short, I have been in remission since that time and the tumors are no longer there. There was one tumor that needed to be removed surgically, but the others simply vanished. I am sure it was the result of that "visit". But I still wonder what "training' I received and who I will be "training". It's obvious that my life was saved for a specific purpose.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Superdome Dead

I received the following narrative from a resident of New Orleans this past weekend:

Sir - thank you for reading my email. I want to convey my experiences while working in the vicinity of the Louisiana Superdome (now known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome). I have worked in the warehouse in the Superdome as well as a steward in the Hyatt Regency across from Champions Square. I held these jobs between 2006 through 2014.

As you may remember, more than 40,000 people took shelter in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Though it was a refuge of last resort, the conditions were horrendous. I was told that only 5 people died there during the storm, but I know that many more died from the effects of that hellhole. There was death throughout the city - a few people I knew were never seen again.

I can safely say that the area in and around the Superdome is haunted. The management of the facility and other businesses around it are acutely aware of the paranormal activity. Security personnel is a revolving door - they rarely stay longer than a few months. The smell of death and filth still permeate the air in parts of the Superdome.

One late evening I was walking from the loading dock to Garage 5. I was approached by an older man who asked me if I could sell him a cigarette. I told him that he was trespassing, but he gave me no reaction. Then suddenly, he turned and faded away. I mentioned this incident to my supervisor, who just shrugged his shoulders and said that it wasn't unusual.

I later saw the same man walking around different areas, but only for a matter of seconds before he faded away. I have heard babies and children screaming & crying, but have never seen anyone.

I can attest to the fact that the Superdome has been blessed by several voodoo priests & priestesses. I believe the pain and suffering experienced during Hurricane Katrina are now a part of the structure. I was also told that the Superdome was originally build on top of old graves and that the angry spirits are now going to seek justice. I don't know how true that is, but it's something to think about.

The Hyatt Regency has also experienced various activity. One of the ladies who works as a steward told me that there have been times when patrons would quickly leave their rooms in the middle of the night because something scared them. She said that she had witnessed items move while cleaning a room, but that's all. It didn't seem to bother her at all.

New Orleans is a haunted city, and anyone who lives here knows that to be a fact. But this is my home and I plan to live here as long as I can. Nate

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