Monday, September 15, 2014

Phantoms & Spectres of London


A reader from London suggested I post more paranormal incidents from the United Kingdom. To be honest, I haven't received many personal accounts from the UK in the past year or so. I decided to go into the archive and pull up some ghostly tales & information from London and it's environs. BTW...check out Chris Halton's Haunted Earth TV. Chris produces amazing paranormal videos...and most of his investigations concentrate on locations throughout Great Britain.

The Faceless Phantom

Even the police stationed outside the house in Langmead Street couldn’t find an answer. They couldn’t explain the strange buzzing noises heard by 26-year-old Cecil Greenfield. They couldn’t find a suspect to arrest for the weird banging noises which kept the family awake every night. The family of eight were tormented by an unseen assailant who dragged furniture about the West Norwood residence. And then, at 2:15am on a warm July night in 1951, Dennis and his wife Gladys got the shock of their life when they entered their home and were confronted by a tall, grey figure without a face.

Inspector Sidney Candler was extremely sceptical of the fiasco until he heard the thumping noises coming from the attic, and was unnerved as a picture flew from the wall and smashed on the floor. Cutlery seemed to rattle in the drawers.

The house attracted many locals, some simply intrigued by the local haunted house, others more sceptical who howled abuse at the residents, shouting “Get your heads examined!” Even the relatives of the family were embarrassed by the situation and refused to aid the troubled family.

Father Alfred Cole of St. Matthew’s Church was called in to exorcise the building. It was the last resort for the family who’d been plagued by the noises all day, and every night. A group from the Church of the Nazarene held a vigil throughout the night, deep in prayer in hope of cleansing the house of its evil. And yet the activity refused to subside. If anything it increased.

The radio turned on by itself. Peculiar lights whizzed across the living room. A mattress lifted up and appeared to bend, and poor Dennis was accosted by an invisible intruder who tore his shirt.

The family had reached the brink. They fled. They were not followed by the spectres within.

A couple with four children moved into the property, fully aware of its reputation. They were never troubled by the phantoms, and the house on Langmead Street returned to normal.

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The Ghosts of London's Underground

Covent Garden Underground: Late-night Tube riders say they sometimes see a theatrical performer - murdered by a rival in 1897 - standing on the Covent Garden platform. He wears a hat, gray suit and gloves and waits patiently for the train he always took home to Putney. Tube stop: Covent Garden

Theatre Royal Drury Lane: The ghost of an actor slain in 1780 is said to be a frequent performer at the theater. His skeleton - with a knife sticking out of the ribs - was supposedly found during a renovation in the 1970s. Folklore has it that those who see the ghost are destined for theatrical greatness. Tube stop: Covent Garden

Newgate Prison site: Progress came to Newgate, one of England's most notorious prisons, in the 18th century in the form of a scaffold invented to hang 12 men at the same time. Among the legends emanating from this sinister place: the snarling Black Dog of Newgate, which appeared whenever executions were to take place. Old Bailey Courthouse now stands on the site. Tube stop: St. Paul's

Ten Bells pub: Two of Jack the Ripper's victims were last seen at this East End pub. Mystery still surrounds the true identity of this Victorian-era psychopath, sometimes called the world's first mass-media serial killer. Tube stop: Aldgate East

Route No. 7 Cambridge Gardens: Among the odd ghosts and goblins that haunt London is a wayward double-decker bus. In the mid-1930s, the bright red bus was often seen at the intersection of St. Marks Road and Cambridge Gardens in North Kensington, where the road curves sharply. The bus, which had no passengers or driver, hurtled toward oncoming traffic, forcing cars off the road. Tube stop: Ladbroke Grove

St. Bartholomew the Great: The hospital has a haunted "coffin lift," which began transporting passengers to the basement - regardless of the floor they requested - after a nurse was murdered within. The church has a ghostly monk who prowls it, sometimes appearing at the pulpit, sometimes in the shadows. The area also has a memorial to the Protestant martyrs burned to death nearby during the 16th-century reign of Roman Catholic Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary. Tube stop: Barbican

Kensington Palace: Kensington - home of Princess Diana from 1981 to 1997 - housed a string of famous royals, including 18th-century monarch George II. The song "God Save the King" was written during his reign, but nothing could stop the Grim Reaper when he came for the king in 1760. But before the monarch's death, he could often be seen gazing wistfully out his chamber window. Now, the story goes, his face is often glimpsed there. Tube stop: High Street Kensington

Tower of London: Unspeakable acts of murder and mayhem took place here during the 14th and 15th centuries, when beheadings were commonplace. Among the jail's inmates were Anne Boleyn, queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII. She was beheaded and is said to haunt a Tower residence and the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, where she is buried. Tube stop: Tower Hill

Greyfriars Passage: This alley off Newgate Street leads to the site of an old churchyard burial ground, said to be haunted by two beautiful, murderous women. Queen Isabella was instrumental in having her husband, King Edward II, deposed, imprisoned and brutally murdered in 1327. She was buried with his heart on her breast. Also here is Lady Alice Hungerford, who poisoned her husband. Some say she was hanged; others say she was boiled alive. Tube stop: St. Paul's

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The Heathrow Airport Spectre

As thousands of people stream into London's Heathrow Airport every day, there's little time to notice that the gentleman next to you is not what he seems. He's tall, with a bowler hat perched upon his head and he is wearing twill cavalry trousers. Nothing out of the ordinary in today's diverse culture, as millions of people rush to and fro through the terminals, some seeking a holiday in the sun, others traveling from far and wide to experience the history of the capital. And yet this chap may never find his destination, for he is a ghost!

Many people have become wrapped up in the lengthy American television series Lost in which a plane crashes en route to Australia, and the survivors appear to time travel, back and forth from the island, whilst meeting the spectres of those who allegedly perished. On the 2nd March 1948 a DC3 aircraft crashed on to the runway of Heathrow Airport, and the facts are far stranger than the fiction of the mentioned television show.

The man in the hat is the apparition of one of the passengers aboard that fatal flight. Legend has it that after the incident on Runway 1, a man of the same description approached those attempting to rescue survivors, and asked as to whether anyone had found his briefcase. Before anyone could answer, the man vanished.

It's no surprise that Heathrow has also had its fair share of UFO activity. Local residents have often spoken about strange things in the sky above the airport. In the summer of 1979 a Mrs Godden claimed she saw an unidentified craft buzzing the Anglo-French supersonic jet Concorde. The object was reddish and appeared to be heading straight for the plane, but then seemed to fly straight through it.

Heathrow officials picked nothing up on the radar, but it seems that the airport has several mysteries under its wing.

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The Ealing Horror

In the borough of Ealing, West London a photographer, keen to set up his own studio, moves into a half-derelict house. He brings with him his staff, who although slightly unnerved by the setting, settle in comfortably. Until that is, the noises start.

It wasn’t the studio that had such a hideous history, but it was the studio that succumbed to the activity. The peculiar noises coming from unoccupied rooms, the shifting of furniture when no-one was around, members of staff beginning to sense a presence, an unseen hand which tapped them on the shoulder or tugged at their garments, and those spectral voices from within the walls soon made this an awkward place to reside.

The photographer had a strong interest in the paranormal, as had many of his staff, and so, one evening, as darkness drew in, they decided to hold a seance, at least in the hope of communicating with some unknown form. To their delight, in some instances, they did indeed contact a spirit, but the eerie presence spoke of unrest in the neighboring building, a place that had seen much evil within its walls.

A lady and her very young child had been butchered in the property, and a man, belonging to one of the forces, was accused, found guilty and hanged for his crime. It was during this detail that the photographer began to feel sore around his neck, and felt that the spirit in contact with them was indeed the alleged murderer, and this was confirmed when the spectre pleaded its innocence.

Whether such an apparition was cast from the property we’ll never know, only persistent rumour or further experiences could shed some light on as to whether the property is still in turmoil.

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The Phantom Hounds

A black hound was seen during the 1960s on the Wandsworth Road. Researchers attributed the form to the ghost of an animal killed on the road. The hound would often been seen disappearing into 523 Wandsworth Road. The haunting occurred for more than four months.

Similar harmless ghost dogs have been seen along the Thames. Phantom dogs are said to prowl a stairwell at Hampton Court, the Anchor Tavern on Bankside and the Spanish Galleon pub in Greenwich, which is apparently haunted by a large mastiff hound.

However, the lore of the black dog usually concerns more sinister beasts. At St Michael’s church, Cornhill (date unknown), a giant black hound appeared during a thunderstorm, entering via the south window, leaving claw marks scorched into the stone. A dog resembling a dachshund is said to haunt an area of Baker Street also.

But London’s most famous phantom hound is that which resides at the former Newgate Prison, a slithering, ominous spook which gives off a nauseating odor. Legend of the beast dates back to the reign of Henry III during a period of extreme famine when prisoners often fed upon one another. One victim of cannibalism, who was rumored to be a sorcerer, claimed vengeance upon the inmates when a frightful, red-eyed phantom hound materialized in the vicinity. According to legend, the evil beast ripped many of the felons limb from limb, its blood soaked jaws dripping onto the icy floor. Other prisoners simply died of fright, terrified of the oncoming sound of padded feet in the corridors.

The phantom hound was said to haunt the prison up until its demolition in 1902, yet sightings and strange odors are still reported, suggesting that this harbinger of doom is not confined to the dank annals of folkloric horror.

For some, black dogs are connected to dark deeds, appearing before a death or crisis whether in the form of extreme weather or disease. Many sightings occur on old roads, once believed to be ‘corpseways’ where funeral processions may have proceeded, and also near churchyards. Age old legends paint grim pictures of these beasts as the guardians of the gates of Hell.

NOTE: I recently posted an article referencing the Ghosts of the London Tower...Lon

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Daily 2 Cents: Odd & Creepy Images -- Little Humanoid Video Capture -- More Lake Windermere Nonsense

Kisolava, Serbia, 1725 - Three days after he died, Peter Plogojowitz returned from the grave and showed up at his son's door demanding food. His son fed him, but not the next night. This led to the deaths of his son and several villagers, who all suffered a loss of blood before their deaths. At Peter's grave authorities found him with flush cheeks and blood covering his mouth. He was staked and burned, as were his victims.

From Mansfield Reformatory in OH: when we took this picture to show the unique design, we got an image in the background of what appears to be either a guard or houseboy (some of the good behavior prisoners were used to clean and help out in the administrative offices and the living quarters of the warden). We saw nothing when the image was taken and the area was clear of people while I took it.

This picture was taken at the Devil's Den in Gettysburg... On 4-3-05. "There were not any reenactors there at that time. I made for certain that during my trip, I did not take any pictures of anyone dressed in Civil War era clothing because I was there on a ghost hunting trip." (NOTE: the uniform is similar to those worn by West Point Cadets during the period...very odd)

Vampire Fangs - A small glass vial containing two forcibly removed vampire fangs. When St. Numerius would shake this vial the noise would tell nearby vampires that a successful vampire hunter was near.

Unknown photo...owner found in horde of family photos. Quite creepy....

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Little Humanoid Video Capture

This controversial video was a cellphone recording back in 2011. You can clearly see the appearance of a tiny creature while the mother was filming his son playing. According to Silvia, the mother, this little creature came out from the kitchen to the garden to escape, leaving behind a foul smell and a slight interference to the cellphone.

The family has always observed that the child was playing and talking to himself in his room and in the corners of the house to nap time, but had never worried because they thought that this was normal with his age. In January 2011, Benjamin was playing as always in the hallway when Silvia noticed a bit of nervousness in and decided to take out her cell phone to record his behavior when he watches "something" running in the background. He thought it was just a field mouse (very common in the area) ... but then she saw the actual creature after slowing the video down. She panicked and called her husband, who was at work at that time. Several years had passed and they kept this secret until today, they decided to show this evidence for the world to see on the Internet for dissemination, while still respecting anonymity of the child and their entire family.

Things did not end there ... Benjamin (now already 5 years old) is still "playing" with these entities over the years. The family had to endure the presence of these "Elves" while they may not seem aggressive, the smell they leave is unbearable and sometimes by night gives them chills.

DUENDE REAL! en Santa fe-Argentina 2014 or cut / paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrnU0-Gsczs#t=25

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You Awake?

This year, I started college, and in doing so, I got a roommate. My roommate is a great guy, and we've been friends since kindergarten.

However, like any human being on the face of the earth, living with him isn't always easy. We're four weeks in and some of his habits get on my nerves.

Nothing major, really, occasionally he'll play music too loud or leave clothes lying around, but nothing I can't deal with.

Except for this one habit he has: most nights, when I'm just about to drift off to sleep, (eyes closed, barely conscious. You get the picture) he'll just ask, "Hey, man, you awake?" ... "Dude?" ... "Hey, you up?"

I never respond. Because i never see a need to. If it's important, he'd wake me. If not, i can just remain comfortable.

After 4 weeks at college, I decided to head home over the weekend for a visit. I had a good time until last night. I was just about to drift off to sleep when my roommate asked, "Hey, are you still awake?" I looked at the clock and saw 2:21. Needless to say, I was a bit pissed off. I decided to actually voice my complaints, so I instinctively turned on the light to tell him in no uncertain terms to shut the hell up.

I sat up and immediately realized what was wrong: why on earth would my roommate be in my room? He's in our dorm room... Two hours away.

I went pale at the sight of my empty room, and I heard the voice again, this time closer: "I'll see you in the morning" - Reddit.com

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More Lake Windermere Nonsense

A relative of the Loch Ness Monster has allegedly been caught on camera in England's Lake District.

Photographer Ellie Williams had been taking photographs of the wildlife around Lake Windermere when upon reviewing the images she discovered that one of them seemed to show a strange humpback creature swimming in the water.

The cryptozoological enigma appeared to possess a long dinosaur-like neck reminiscent of that commonly seen in photographs of the Loch Ness Monster up in Scotland.

"When I set up at Lake Windermere it was business as usual to take some lovely photos of the wildlife around the lake," she said. "When I reviewed all the images I thought it might have been a swan or a goose, as I was looking at the image on my smartphone."

"I'm open to suggestions as to what the creature is."

Critics have argued that the creature in the picture is a hoax because the 'hump' is too pointed, however so far the precise nature of the Windermere monster has yet to be determined. - AOL

NOTE: A Nessie-like creature named Brownessie supposedly inhabits Lake Windermere. In my opinion, the hype is a tourist draw. Every once in awhile someone will claim they encountered Brownessie and the media plays along...Lon

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Icelandic Lake Serpent Most Likely Non-Cryptid


I posted an article about this a few weeks ago...namely, that a 'commission' in Iceland confirmed that the Lagarfljótsormurinn does exist:

Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the Lake Lagarfljot near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in 2012 by the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council.

The commission was given the task of determining whether a video of the alleged monster shot by Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, which went viral, was authentic and whether he was entitled to a prize of ISK 500,000 (USD 4,300, EUR 3,300).

“I was told about the commission’s conclusion and I’d like to say that I’m extremely pleased to confirm that the majority of the commission was right,” Hjörtur told austurfrett.is.

While concluding that Hjörtur’s video was authentic, the commission determined that a photo shot by Sigurður Aðalsteinsson, who had also made claim to the prize money, did not show the actual serpent.

Hjörtur shot the footage through his kitchen window at farm Hrafnkelsstaðir in Fljótsdalur early one morning in February 2012.

The video was originally posted on the website of national broadcaster RÚV and, after Iceland Review reported on it, reposted multiple times.

The video has now been watched approximately 8 million times and has prompted film crews from abroad to come to the lake in search of the serpent.

Former mayor of Austur-Hérað promised the prize in 1997 to the person presenting evidence of Lagarfljótsormurinn’s existence.

After Hjörtur and Sigurður made claim to the prize, the truth commission was established.

“I’ve long since lost sight of whether its establishment was serious or a joke but we were given the task of taking a position and finish this project,” the commission’s chair Stefán Bogi Sveinsson commented.

The commission also recommended further studies of Lagarfjótsormurinn. - Iceland Review




Back in February 2012, people were calling the creature the 'Icelandic Worm Monster':

Footage was captured of an obscure phenomenon yesterday which appeared to be swimming in the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, east Iceland.

People speculate whether this may be the notorious snake-like monster Lagarfljótsormurinn, which is said to reside in the lake Lagarfljót.

The video was taken by Hjörtur Kjerúlf and posted on ruv.is. or cut / paste http://youtu.be/8OmyyHyya64

Lagarfljótsormurinn is Iceland’s equivalent to Scotland’s Loch Ness monster. It was first mentioned in sources dating back to 1345. According to legend, it was at first a tiny worm which was placed on a ring of gold to make the gold grow.

When the owner of the ring returned she noticed to her great terror that the worm had grown immensely but not the gold. She tossed the ring and worm into Lagarfljót where the worm continued to grow.

Whether Hjörtur’s video is indeed evidence of the existence of the legendary monster is debatable; skeptics believe it shows a torn fishing net which blew into the river where it froze.

When the river cleared itself of ice the net came loose and the “worm” wriggled its way through the water. - icelandreview

In Icelandic Folk and Fairy Talesfolklorists May and Hallberg Hallmundsson describe one origin tale of the beast:

At one time, long, long ago, there was a woman living on a farm in the Lagarfljót district, close by the stream where it broadens into a lake. She had a grown daughter. Once, she gave her daughter a gold ring.” The woman instructed her daughter to catch a snake and keep the gold ring underneath it in her linen chest (as, apparently, one did long ago in rural Iceland). She did so, “but when the girl went to look at her ring again, the snake had grown so large that the chest was beginning to come apart. Then the girl was frightened and she picked up the chest with everything in it and threw it into the lake. A long time passed, and gradually people became aware that there was a serpent in the lake, for it was beginning to kill both people and animals crossing the waters.


As I mentioned in 2012, Lagarfljótsormurinn may actually be a Frilled Shark (pictured above)...a fish known to inhabit some areas of the eastern North Atlantic. I believe this fish made it's way inland from the Atlantic and that there is a breeding population in Lake Lagarfljot.

According to Elasmo Research, the Frilled Shark is thought by some cryptozoologists to be responsible for certain ‘sea serpent’ sightings, the eel-like Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) certainly looks the part. Featuring a strange lizard-like head, ruffled throat, long, serpentine body and tiny fins, this strange shark might well explain many reports of sea serpents were it not for two inconvenient facts: it rarely grows longer than about 6.5 feet (2 metres) and almost never visits the surface. But recent research is revealing that the Frilled Shark is a fascinating creature in its own right, every bit as wondrous as any imaginary beast.

Named for its six pairs of collar-like gills with frilly edges, the Frilled Shark combines many unusual features. Unique among sharks, the Frilled has its first gill slit continuous across the throat. Its long jaws are terminal (at the end of the head, rather than underneath as in most sharks) and armed with some 300 trident-shaped teeth arranged in about 25 rows. The skeleton is deceptively simple and poorly calcified, probably an evolutionary response to its nutrient-poor deep-sea habitat. Its body is elongate with a low dermal ridge along each side of the belly. The pectoral fins are relatively small, there is only a single dorsal fin, the caudal fin is continuous with the long axis of the body and it has only the merest hint of a lower lobe. Lastly, the pelvic, dorsal and anal fins are located far posterior on the body, resembling the flights (wings) on a throwing dart.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Canadian Humanoid Encounter Wave of 1968 - Part III


The following information has been provided by Albert Rosales of Humanoid Sighting Reports & Journal of Humanoid Studies. This post will be presented as a three part series:

UFO historians and researchers have always pointed out time periods or years in which encounters seem to increase in overwhelming numbers, they have labeled these time periods as ‘Waves’. The summer of 1947 is considered the first modern UFO wave in history (mostly in the United States). Other notable waves were in 1952 (basically the whole year and again concentrated in the USA). There were minor waves after that with concentrations worldwide, then came the summer of 1965 in which a worldwide wave was recorded, starting in South America, this incredible wave continued throughout 1966 and well into 1967, the next notable wave, acknowledge by those UFO historians and researchers is of course the fall 1973 (starting in the USA, mainly the southern states). One year which has been mostly ignored as a wave year or a period of intense activity was of course 1968, which included Argentina, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand, and of course my main focus of attention in this article Canada (specifically the Province of Quebec). Encounters with strange entities were numerous and steady and mostly ignored by non-Canadian researchers. Following is a summary of known entity or humanoid encounters in Canada for the year 1968.

Not to be outdone in August, Quebec again becomes the focus of the next encounter, we go to Montreal:

22.
Location. Montreal Quebec Canada
Date: August 4 1968 Time: 05:00 a.m.
Three young men, aged in their early 20’s had spent the night visiting the fair at La Ronde amusement park and were now returning back home. The three, Guy Gagne, Jean-Guy Girouard, & Carol Marquis were near Perras Boulevard when at about 150 feet from them they spotted a strange creature that seemed to be walking around with extreme difficulty, it seemed to use its hands to balance itself on the ground, similarly to a monkey. However the being was about 3ft tall with a head much larger than a normal primate. As the strange figure reached a street lamp it performed an abnormally high jump and immediately vanished from view of the witnesses, it then appeared briefly on the other side of the road, apparently it had managed to make a leapt of about 30 ft, it then disappeared for good. The stunned witnesses immediately called the police who assured them that there was no circus in the region and that nobody had reported an escaped “monkey”. A few days before this encounter several witnesses at nearby Boscoville had seen a luminous UFO flying overhead.

HC addition # 2
Source: John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants
& Critters and Henri Bordeleau

Quebec also features in the next brief report:

23.
Location. Near St. Gertrude Quebec Canada
Date: August 6 1968 Time: 2130
Four adolescent boys were outside, when they heard the dog barking furiously and saw it tugging on the rope. They heard a creaking sound, and saw a 4ft tall luminous entity leave the hedge where the dog was barking. It had large shoulders and long arms which hung down. It instantly disappeared in front of them.

HC addition # 21
Source: John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants & Critters

Still in Quebec our next case was heavily investigated and has several witnesses, considered a classic in Quebecois Ufology:

24.
Location. Coleraine Quebec Canada
Date: August 29 1968 Time: 1830
A group of children on four consecutive days saw a strange being hanging onto a boulder overlooking a cemetery. He was a dwarfish humanoid about 4 ft tall, with a shaven head, naked chest and a heavy black beard, and with a red and bumpy skin, “like that of a lizard.” This being would disappear into thin air unexpectedly. Also a roaring noise was heard in an excavation at the foot of the boulder, and a kind of “flying saucer” was seen, about 30 ft wide and colored blue, white and red; it left a long trail of smoke, and each time it “looked as if it were trying to land behind the boulder.” The children were Denis Bogus, 7, who saw the object; his brothers Michael and Andre, and their uncle, George Bogus; other adults who subsequently observed the phenomena were Normand Daigle and Luc Cadorette.

Humcat 1968-62
Source: Saucers Space & Science, fall 1968

Our next case does not really involved the presence of humanoid or entities but it present a very high-strange scenario, a bizarre brief journey into another realm:

25.
Location. Burnt Creek, near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Date: August 31 1968 Time: afternoon
The witness was a successful practical minerals prospector working for a Canadian company operating out of Vancouver. He and his partner had flown in from Yellowknife, where after a battle with the elements, they got to their camp at Willow Lake (just a cabin in the wilderness). The two of them moved south a bit and set up a secondary camp which was merely a tent---here is where they would strike out each day in search of mineral signs. They sometimes worked together as a team, but most often they ranged alone. During the two and a half months they were there, the only unusual thing that occurred was the discovery of a strange type of “rock” shaped like a double blade of a fan or windmill that they (and later geologists) were not able to classify. On their last day in the field, a bizarre incident occurred.
On that day they were as usual on their own, the witness exploring around Burnt Creek and north in the hills, but returning to camp empty handed his friend was not there yet, so he just sat and meditated on the hills. Bored he got up and walked to the edge of a small (still 50 foot drop-off) cliff, and looked down into the gouge below. This gouge was peculiar, about 50 foot long and only 4 feet wide and flat. In it were some “bubbly looking rocks” and a “tubular fog bank”. The apparent minerals were odd, but the unmoving fog bank more so. He felt nervous just looking at it, but decided to go down into the gouge and explore. There he found more of the unusual unidentified mineral and it seemed to be associated with a small mining activity, (even though there was supposed to be no such thing in this area). Puzzled by the rocks, but still in the presence of the unmoving mist, he finally decided to walk into the fog bank.
Approximately two steps into the mist he saw a grassy field for as far as his vision was capable of seeing at that time. The grass was about one foot tall at that point. The more he advanced towards the grass, the higher the grass became, there was a wind blowing from the grass away from him. On entering the mist his vision was limited to his left and right. He advanced until the grass, brown colored, was approximately three feet tall. Then he decided to retreat, which he did. He does not remember what the sky looked like, gray colored seemed correct. He decided to walk back into the mist and cautioned himself not to walk into the grass. He went as far as the first time and things were the same. As he advanced, the grass got taller (but he seemed to be now walking beside it, not in it) approximately 4 foot now, and his vision left and right got wider. Far off to his right there was an oasis with medium sized trees in a circle with two tall palm trees growing in the center of the circle. At that point he had enough. At that time his mind went completely blank except for one little piece of his brain powers intact and he got out of there in record time.
He told neither his buddy or anyone else what had happened to him, but he never could shake the thought that he had passed into another dimensional reality for those few minutes. He wondered about the strange stones which should not have been there and the small mining operation which likewise should not have been.

HC addendum
Source: SETI Institute, and string theorist Lisa Randall (In Your True Tales unknown month or year)


We return to Ontario for our next peculiar but brief case, again we are in Toronto:

26.
Location. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: September 7 1968 Time: unknown
A woman reported meeting a being wearing an “astronaut suit” which gave her a stone of a very strong and unique composition. After tests perform on the stone it was revealed that it had strong nickel content. It is hinted that the extraterrestrial also had sex with the witness. No other information.

HC addendum
Source: Jean Ferguson, “Enigmas of time present”


For our next case we return again to Quebec where the wonders of 1968 apparently never ceased:

27.
Location. Drummondville Quebec Canada
Date: September 14 1968 Time: evening
A group of three young girls saw a small man dressed in black with a kind of ‘overcoat’, hat and a ‘plain’ front that approached them moving like a robot. The stranger suddenly stopped and looked up staring at the children with a ‘terrified’ face. He then hastily disappeared the moment the children turned away for only seconds. The next day, Sunday on September 15 at 20:15 the same witnesses and a fourth girl saw a ‘boy’ about four feet in height which was encased in a circle of red light. The little figure stepped out of the circle of red light and appeared to be wearing dark blue clothing, he then hid behind a large tree trunk and the children lost sight of it. A neighborhood dog would not stop barking during the incident. The strange figure was seen one last time walking behind the tree trunk in the strange robot-like manner. The next day traces were found on the sand that did not resemble those of a dog. The name of four of the witnesses were disclosed as, Joelle Henaire, aged 13, Suzie Fontaine, aged 10 and Helene Laforce and Celine Bedard about the same age.

Humcat 1968-97
Source: Henri Bordeleau, Donald Cyr


We continue on in, you guessed it! Quebec!

28.
Location. Coaticook Quebec Canada
Date: September 21 1968 Time: 2130
Two young girls said they saw a “Martian” on the roof of the Coaticook High School. By 2000, a crowd of nearly 50 persons had assembled. Shirley Green said that at 2130 she saw “green face with no nose, mouth or hair,” and that the man emitted intermittent sparks. In a field owned by a Mr. Boivin, grass was burned in a circle 42 ft in diameter; some tracks were found.

Humcat 1968-98
Source: Saucers Space & Science # 54


This next case is again from Quebec and is accompanied by a fine illustration courtesy of Donald Cyr:

29.
Location. Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
Date: September 28 1968 Time: 2145
A family was watching television when the wife called her husband to see a green rectangle, in the sky, which became brighter and greener. From it emerged a yellow orange disc with three circular lights beneath it. The husband and his brother in law then drove after the object which entered a cloud, turning it green. Soon afterwards a brilliant ball of light emerged from the cloud. The men stopped at a house and some boys also saw the object. The men walked towards it but became afraid when it flooded them with light. Meanwhile back at the house, the wife and sister in law saw two humanoids walk from the object, seemingly in space. The object then slowed, and moved towards Windsor emitting a green light from its rear.

HC addendum
Source: John Brent Musgrave in: “UFO Occupants and critters”

The next case is from the same location and very similar perhaps the same one? It has some different details though:

30.
Location. Asbestos Quebec Canada
Date: before October 9 1968 Time: unknown
A man, his wife, his brother in law, and his sister in law saw in the sky a rectangular green shape. After some minutes “a real saucer” came out of the cloud, with a yellow-orange light around it # 3 circular lights beneath it. The men got into a car & followed the UFO toward St. Claude; watching from the home, the women distinctly saw humanoids walk from the object seemingly into space.

Humcat 1968-101
Source: Saucers, Space & Science #54

We finish the year of high-strangeness in Canada, again in the far north, where the humanoids were seen by the crew members of an aircraft!

31.
Location. 150 miles w of Yellowknife Northwest Territories Canada
Date: November 1968 Time: 02:30 a.m.
The flight engineer of a chartered cargo aircraft flying at 170 mph from Copper Mine to Yellowknife noticed in the clear night sky a stationary object emitting pale blue light. This object approached to within 1000 ft of the airplane, & flew along with it for 5 minutes, after which it departed suddenly at great speed. It was disc shaped & had a row of large rectangular windows; in the middle window was visible a dark form which the witness thought to be an occupant of the UFO. The pilot and the copilot also saw this, and reported it by radio to the air traffic control center in Yellowknife.

Humcat 1968-104
Source: Jeff Holt for UFO Quebec

There you have it, 31 stories, reports, anecdotes, whatever you want to call them, of strange and unusual occurrences, all from Canada in 1968. Many of the reports were investigated by local well-balanced and intelligent men such as Marc LeDuc, Donald Cyr, Henri Bordeleau, Jean Ferguson, etc. You be the judge. I contend that the above cases were part of the much larger and mostly ignored UFO/humanoid wave of 1968.

Albert S. Rosales



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