Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Human Blood Turned to Water

I recently came across this bizarre newspaper article out of Cumberland, MD on October 9, 1897:

Remarkable Affliction of Miss Roselle Darr of Cumberland, Md

The Courier, Cumberland, Md - October 9, 1897

The reporter of The Courier hearing of a terrible malady with which a young and handsome lady of Cumberland, Md., was afflicted, called at the residence of Mr. Michael Darr, 58 Frederick Street, to learn something of it. Mrs. Darr said that her daughter Roselle, aged 20 years, had been afflicted with a disease that apparently had turned her blood to water, accompanied by nervous prostration, pains, loss of appetite, etc., making life a burden. The family physician was consulted, but his treatment brought no relief, and her daughter's existence was a dragging misery. The mother also said that her daughter accidentally cut her finger rather severely, and they were astounded to notice that no blood came from the wound. Then, said the mother, I was convinced that my daughter's blood had really turned to water. Mrs. Darr, continuing, said she had read of the merits of Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People, and had little faith in such remedies, but finally purchased a box at Mr. Harvey Laney's drug store, on North Centre street. After her daughter Roselle had taken one box a slight improvement was noticed in her condition; the remedy was continued, and after three and a half boxes were taken her daughter's health was restored.

The reporter naturally had a desire to see the young lady after hearing these remarkable statements, but was informed that she was out of the city on a visit. Mr. Michael Darr, the father of the young lady, is a passenger engineer on the B.& 0. Railroad, and is an experienced and popular railroad man. To those who may doubt the accuracy of this statement, we refer them to Mr. Darr, who will endorse all we have said, and to the following affidavit of the mother of the young lady:

I, Mrs. Rebecca Darr, do acknowledge the statements of the above article relating to my daughter's illness, and the merits of Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People, in connection with the same, is substantially correct.

Witness my hand and seal. MRS. REBECCA DARR. Witness: CHARLES R. MORRIS. STATE OF MARYLAND - ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Personally appeared before me, the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the said state and county, Mrs. Rebecca Darr, and made oath in due form of law, that the foregoing statement is true as therein set forth. CHARLES R. MORRIS, Justice of the Peace. February 3, 1897.

Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People contain, in a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are also a specific for troubles peculiar to females, such as suppressions, irregularities and all forms of weakness. In men they effect a radical cure in all cases arising from mental worry, overwork or excesses of whatever nature. Pink Pills are sold in boxes (never in loose bulk) at 50 cents a box or six boxes for $2. 50, and may be had of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr . Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.

Apparently Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People could cure about anything...including vampirism. Then again, this may have been a late 19th century version of viral advertising.

Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People was a patent medicine containing iron oxide and magnesium sulfate. It was produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company, the trading arm of G. T. Fulford & Company. It was claimed to cure chorea, referenced frequently in newspaper headlines as "St. Vitus' Dance," as well as "locomotor ataxia, partial paralyxia, seistica, neuralgia rheumatism, nervous headache, the after-effects of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow complexions, and all forms of weakness in male or female."

The following news clip also described the miracle of 'Pink Pills':


The Derby Mercury, Wednesday 10 April 1895

The daughter of Mr. J. Bridges, 42, Foljambe-road, Eastwood View, Rotherham, has been the theme of a well-authenticated report in the Yorkshire papers, the facts having been investigated, and the lady and her parents seen, by press representatives. Miss Bridges at seventeen was described by her parents as “prematurely old.” She could not eat, had no strength, and was nearly copper-coloured, suffering severely from palpitation of the heart. But when seen by the reporter she was in the bloom of health, eating and sleeping well and quite free from heart-trouble, with complexion like the rose — a recovery entirely due to the now famous remedy, Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People.

When a girl is pale, weak, easily “tired out,” troubled with headache, backache, pain in the side; when her temper is fitful and her appetite poor — she is in a condition of extreme peril, a fit subject for the development of the most dreaded of all diseases - consumption. Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills will assist the patient to develop properly and regularly; they will enrich the blood, and danger of consumption and premature death will be averted. Prudent mothers will insist upon their daughters taking Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills upon the approach of the period of womanhood and thus avoid all chances of disease or early decay. The same medicine cures rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, paralysis, locomotorataxy, nervous headache, scrofula, chronic erysipelas, and influenza. A specific for the female sex.

In men they cure all cases from worry, overwork, or excesses. Sold by Dr. Williams’ Medicine Company, 46 Holborn Viaduct, London, and by chemists, at 2s. 9d. a box, or six boxes 13s. 9d., post free. Only genuine in pink wrapper with full name, Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People.

This description kind of reminded me of the Everybody Loves Raymond episode where Raymond purchased pills to lesson Deborah's PMS...'bitchy pills.' In the classic film Life With Father, the son, portrayed by young Martin Milner, was selling a patent medicine known as Barlett's Beneficant Balm. Then he decided his ailing Mother Claire would benefit from a bit of this secret blend in her tea...terrifiying everyone in the household that she may succumb to the unintended effects of the medicine. Patent medicines were regularly sold during the turn of the late 19th - early 20th century...and many of these concoctions resulted in agonizing deaths and full-blown cocaine and/or morphine dependency. Every hear of the 'Gay 90's?'

That said, I am a believer in herbal and natural medicine...but only when administered through the knowledge of a holistic or medical practitioner. Be well...Lon

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Daily 2 Cents: Possible Abduction During Deer Hunt -- Rare Albino Dolphin Calf -- U.S. Senate Candidate Admits to Sacrificing Goat, Drinking Blood

Possible Abduction During Deer Hunt

Warren, IL - 10/1988: This incident happened over 20 years ago and has seemed to only come back to me over time. For years I thought it was a vivid dream but now I am wondering if this really happened to me and it was blocked from my memory when it happened.

My father and I were deer hunting with bow & arrow on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin near Jo Daviess County, Illinois. My age was approximately 14 - 15 at the time of this event. I had a deer come under my tree stand and took a shot. I waited for my father to return to my tree stand as he was about a mile away in his own tree stand. This was well after dark. I told him that I took a shot and we proceeded to follow the blood trail together. As we were walking through the field following the trail. I observed a violet light hovering over the tree line going from left to right. I told my father and he didn't pay much attention because he was following the blood trail and told me to quit messing around. I shined my flashlight at the light and it darted off toward the woods very fast. After some time the trail stopped and my father said we would resume search in the morning but he though I probably had a brisket shot to low and wasn't going to get the deer. That night we ate dinner cooked by the Coleman stove and got ready for bed in the back of his old 1973 Chevy pickup. It had a metal cab on the back and I remember windows on the side and in the back. My dad snored loud and I remember him snoring that night. As I was laying in the back of the truck at some point of the night or early morning. I remember having a frightening feeling that someone was watching me to the point I didn't want to open my eyes. I did and through the side window saw what I think was the big eyed big head grey looking back at me. I closed my eyes again and heard what was like a mechanical voice telling me "We are not going to hurt you" then something made me open the back window of the truck cab and get out. When I did I observed three short and two taller big head big eyed aliens and a disc shaped craft landed in the field about 200 feet from the truck. I remember the little ones touching my fingers and leading me toward the craft and saying "Do not be scared" in a mechanical voice that seemed to be in my head. That is all I remember. I woke up in the back of the truck and thinking boy was that a vivid scary dream and it has bothered me since it happened. To this day when I see a image on TV or other of a Big Head Big Eyed Grey Alien it sends chills down my spine! - MUFON CMS


'Psychic fortune-teller' cheats local woman of $77,000, fails to foresee arrest

A self-described psychic telling fortunes in New York City apparently failed to foresee her arrest on a warrant from Rockville, Maryland, charging her with fraud. Erica Ufie, 35, was arrested on Friday near “Sunnyside Psychic” parlour in Queens, where she worked. She will face an extradition hearing in New York, according to Rockville Police Lt. Brian Paul.

Ufie was tracked down by a private investigator hired by a 53-year-old Rockville woman, who accuses the fortune-teller of defrauding her of more than $77,000. “I sent in an operative into the location to verify she was there,” says Bob Nygaard, a private investigator who specialises in the identification and apprehension of fortune-tellers who engage in fraud. Convinced that the person inside the Queens psychic parlour was Ufie, the woman for whom he’d been searching for seven months, Nygaard tailed her to a nearby dollar store and then called police.

“To be honest, the New York City Police Department - I had a rough time getting them to make the arrest,” Nygaard says, adding that he remained in phone contact with Rockville police while keeping Ufie under surveillance. Eventually, Ufie was taken into custody inside a 99 Cents Paradise store in Queens. Nygaard recorded the arrest. “You go in to do some shopping and you come out with silver bracelets from the NYPD on your wrists. It’s not paradise,” says Nygaard.

Nygaard says fraudulent fortune-telling is a growing problem nationwide. “It’s an epidemic all across this country,” Nygaard says. “People are being emotionally abused and financially decimated at alarming rates, and the loss is astronomical.” Nygaard, a retired police officer and member of the National Association of Bunco Investigators, says he’s worked on cases with fortune-tellers accused of defrauding someone as much as $900,000, and he was familiar with a Florida case in which a woman claimed to have been defrauded of $15 million by fortune-tellers. - Police: Psychic cheats local woman of $77,000, fails to foresee arrest


Rare albino dolphin calf spotted in Monterey Bay

MONTEREY, Calif. —A rare albino Risso's calf was spotted swimming with its mother in Monterey Bay last week.

The dolphin calf was last spotted in January.

Risso's dolphins, also known as Grampus, are one of the larger members of the dolphin family.

They are usually an offshore dolphin, whose inshore appearance is uncommon.

In numerous instances though, groups have moved into inshore areas where they have been seen.

Risso's dolphins typically travel side by side, and are fairly active. Leaping, spy hopping, fluke slapping, and flipper slapping are common.

They are long-lived animals that live an estimated 20 years minimum and possibly up to twice that long.


Planting Trees With Drones

A new UK-based startup company has an ambitious plan to automate the process of planting trees.

BioCarbon Engineering believes that unmanned aerial vehicles can provide an effective solution to the problem of planting trees over large areas that have been ravaged by deforestation.

The system they have come up with first involves using fixed-wing drones to fly across and analyze the topography and biodiversity of an area to best determine where the new trees should go.

A second multi-rotor drone equipped with a special seed-planting 'gun' then flies over the region, firing seed pods as it goes as part of what has been described as a "precision planting platform."

The BioCarbon team presented the concept at the United Nations Headquarters in New York last week as one of fourteen winning startups invited to the 'Solutions Summit' conference which aims to bring together innovators to help achieve environmental sustainability goals over the next 70 years.

Following initial interest in its solutions BioCarbon has already managed to secure a commitment from a plantation in South Africa and has plans to expand its operations in the near future. - This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones


Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood.

Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him.

The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor last year, says Invictus wants to lead a civil war, is trying to recruit neo-Nazis to the party and brutally and sadistically dismembered a goat.

It's an awkward situation for the small party that's trying to gain clout.

"He is the absolute exact opposite of a Libertarian. He's a self-proclaimed fascist. He's promoting a second civil war," Wyllie said. "It's absolute insanity. We must explain to people this is the opposite of Libertarians. This guy has no place in the Libertarian Party."

From mass slayings to strange attacks, these are pictures of the most bizarre and shocking crimes to happen in Florida.

Invictus, a 32-year-old lawyer who changed his given name — which he declines to reveal — to a Latin phrase that means "majestic unconquered sun," says Wyllie is just running a smear campaign and is twisting his words into lies. No, he says, he's not a white supremacist, pointing out his four children are Hispanic — though he acknowledges that some white supremacists support his campaign. No, he says he isn't trying to start a civil war, but he says the government already is at war with its citizens and that it's certain to escalate.

"The only question is when are the citizens going to start fighting back?" he said in a phone interview Friday. "I don't think I'm the only person who sees a cataclysm coming, but I think I'm the only person saying it, and I think that scares people."

Sacrifice? Yes. Brutal and sadistic? Not according to Invictus.

"I did sacrifice a goat. I know that's probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans," he said. "I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness ... Yes, I drank the goat's blood."

He admits he's been investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement. He is confident they're still watching him, in part for a series of YouTube videos and other writings in which he discusses government. He renounced his citizenship in one paper, and in another he prophesied a great war, saying he would wander into the wilderness and return bearing revolution.

"I guess it makes me feel flattered that they think I am a threat to the stability of the system. It makes me think one man can make a difference," Invictus said.

He insists, though, that he doesn't advocate violence.

"You do not initiate force," he said. "If the government is waging war on citizens, we as citizens have the right to self-defense on government."

Invictus knows running as a Libertarian is a longshot — Wyllie was easily Florida's most well-received Libertarian candidate and he only received 3.8 percent of the vote — and he acknowledges that being a pagan will hurt him with an electorate that tends to support Christians. But he said he is running with the hope of speaking on the Senate floor.

"If not elected, I still think there is a purpose for all of this and that is to get a message out there, waking them up," he said. "They are the ones that control the government and not the other way around." - Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood



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Stan Gordon: Recent UFO & Cryptid Activity Reported in Pennsylvania - August & September, 2015

Pennsylvania UFO / anomalies researcher Stan Gordon joined Sean & myself on Arcane Radio on Monday night. The podcast should be available late Tuesday. Stan recently posted a few recent reports on his website. Pick-up your copy of Stan's most recent book Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures, Casebook 3

In August and September of 2015, there were numerous UFO sightings being reported from sections of Pennsylvania. I was made aware of a series of UFO sightings taking place in eastern sections of the state. Reports also came in during early September concerning some strange activity reportedly taking place around Cambria-Somerset Counties. There were also some interesting cryptid encounters reported as well. I am awaiting further information on some of these reports and will post additional details when available.

UFO Seen Falling From Sky from Johnstown Area-August 28, 2015

At about 9:50 PM, a group of people were outside of a residence near Johnstown, PA, when one of them pointed to the sky and asked, “what is that?” The observers are familiar with the aircraft that are constantly seen landing and departing from the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County airport. What they saw, however, was quite unusual.

They could make out a series of lights that appeared attached to an object, but the shape was unclear.

What was observed appeared to be at the altitude of a small aircraft such as a piper cub ascending from the airport. It was moving towards the direction of Pittsburgh. They saw a bright red non-blinking light in the center that looked to be elongated. On each side of the red light was a non-blinking cream colored light. As the lights passed overhead, they heard no sound.

Some of the witnesses ran out to the drive way to follow the path of the object. The object was steadily moving and they watched it as it moved off in the distance toward the Laurel Ridge near Ligonier. At that point, the object looked different and they saw something that caused the observers concern. Over the mountains the object “looked like a clear bubble with a fuzzy looking outside edge”. Suddenly that object dropped straight down from the sky towards the ground. Those watching expected there would be an impact and explosion but they heard and saw nothing after that.

(Note) In recent years other witnesses around this general area have also reported seeing an object high in the sky that suddenly drops straight down to the ground without any explosion or crashes being reported. Here is one report from April 17, 2013.

Update on Possible Military jet UFO Pursuit on April 17, 2013 over Southwestern Pennsylvania

Skinny Floating Entity Reported in Butler County, PA

The following incident took place in late August or the first week of September of 2015. The witness was reluctant to report the encounter when it occurred. I conducted an extensive interview with the observer on September 30, 2015.

The encounter took place on a rural road in eastern Butler County, Pennsylvania, at about 5 PM. It was a sunny day and the witness was taking a leisurely drive through the scenic area. The driver kept focusing on the road ahead but looking around at a stream to the right of the vehicle and to the woods on the left. Suddenly about 15-20 feet away and about ¾ of the way across the road, the witness saw something that was hard to describe moving from right to left ahead of the car.

The driver at first thought it was a deer, then quickly realized it was unlike anything that should exist. That was because the first feature that caught the attention of the witness looked similar to the head of a deer. However, the head was angled straight up. “The head was not real pointy. It narrowed at the top then rounded off. The body was similar in color to a deer and appeared to be between 4 and 4 ½ feet tall. The body appeared smooth, and It did not have any apparent hair.

The being was only observed from the side. It never looked towards the car. No details could be seen on the face. The arms looked to be very short and out of proportion to the rest of the body. The arms were held in very close to the chest area. The hands were very small and gave the impression that they were either being held together or possibly holding something. The witness found it hard to describe, but there appeared to be something hanging down, possibly some type of fabric that was covering around the leg area. No legs or feet were observed.

The driver stated that this being just glided above the roadway. Even stranger was that behind the head an odd effect was noticed. According to the witness, “it looked sort of like a time-lapse picture. Like in a cartoon when the character is moving so fast, the body can’t keep up with it.” The witness commented that, “it looked like the head portion was losing streaks of body matter as it glided across the road.”

Within a couple of seconds the car reached the location on the road where the creature was gliding. The driver looked all around, but the being was nowhere in sight and was not seen again. The witness was stunned and could not understand how this creature could be gone in seconds. The entire observation lasted about 7-8 seconds. The witness also mentioned that it was unusual that the creature wasn’t seen as it came from the right side of the road and was only first seen when it was already gliding ¾ of the way across the road ahead.

Boomerang Shaped Object Seen near Springdale, PA-September 1, 2015

The witness had just arrived home at around 10:30 PM, when she noticed a very bright white light in the sky towards the west. A loud sound was noticed as the light approached closer. The sound was unlike that of a medical helicopter or other propeller driven aircraft. It also didn’t sound like a jet engine. The light appeared low in altitude. It was so bright and huge as it passed overhead that witness was able to determine it was not a medical helicopter.

The witness looked up and observed the bottom of a very large boomerang shaped object. There were what appeared to be evenly spaced dim white spotlights along the edge of the underside of the object. The lights each had a pale yellow ting and were non-blinking. The underbelly of the object had a greenish tinge to it, something like the color of an avocado. The object continued to emit the loud noise as it moved toward the east, then banked towards the south and quickly moved out of sight. The witness estimated that the object was less than a 1,000 feet in altitude. The witness wonders what she saw that day.

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