Friday, October 24, 2014

What Happened in the Desert?

The following narrative was posted on the MUFON CMS on 1/27/2011. The incident started on 1/10/2011. I posted it here on 'Phantoms & Monsters' soon after it occurred. This is quite an odd report...I'm posting here only because of the 'strangeness' associated with it. I have not edited any part of the report. I'd be interested in your commentary. I added some of the original comments I received at the end:

I live across the street from the Laughlin/Bullhead, Arizona Airport. It is a small airport limited to small craft and a daily single line jumbo jets service which normally has about three landings and departures daily. Listening, I noticed that the jets had stopped landing that morning and only silence filled the normally noisy morning air. I turned on my police scanner to see if there had been a red alert or some other government action that might cease air traffic and listened to the airport frequency. The frequency had an issued alert that normal traffic would be suspended but did not specify why, it gave wind direction and other pertinent information for craft to land however. Mid morning, jets, I believed to be stealth bombers arrived. I did not see how many until the last day they were here, others, former military men who live here as well, claimed that while they had not see that particular jet, it resembled F-16. They began a series of sorties over the surrounding desert regions.

Mid morning, just shortly after they arrived, two men, one elder (early fifties to early sixties), and one younger man (mid 20's) arrived. They took up residence in the room beside my own which has an unobstructed view of the airport. But for all appearances sake, they rested from their trip for the rest of the daylight hours. Since the motel I live in is gay friendly, in all honesty I thought they were lovers and didn't question their true intent. That night, at around 9: p.m. I went to walk my dog, they were unloading their small blue truck of their personal belongings and I happened, (because I am a nosy person) to glace back over my shoulder and noticed what looked like a pup tent erected over one of the double beds in their room. I thought this was weird and noticed a bunch of wires and what-nots but basically reminded myself to mind my own business and walked the dog.

That night, I heard many different electronic sounds coming from their room. The next morning the entire airport was dominated by the fighter jets and their sorties. The noise was unbelievable and they took off and landed on a regular basis. Out of curiosity I asked the motel management, (whom I am friends with), if they knew what was going on over there and they said they didn't have a clue. I also asked about the two men whom were next to me and again, the management drew blanks, just that their truck bore Wyoming plates and they were probably gay. Again, that night I heard electronic noises and noticed they had obstructed the nosy view of any onlooking eye by placing a sleeping bag over their window but since I was at a dead end and their affairs were their own, I tried to ignore them.

The next morning the older man began what would become a daily habit, he would leave early in the morning and appear to be going to Laughlin to gamble or what-not leaving the younger man alone in the room, he'd honk twice as he was leaving but the younger man never left with him.

The jets continued to fly sorties all day and at night, a host of helicopters would begin to take flight as the jets appeared to settle down for the night and the helicopters which appeared as Search and Rescue craft being red and white in color, would fly in circular patterns all night long over the airport. I continued to hear the electronic sounds coming from the room next door and as I was passing the room, noticed the younger man had left to retrieve something from their truck. When he noticed that I observed him from the balcony he kind of acted like he was overcome with himself, not knowing what to do and almost froze suspended half way inside the truck until my dog and I passed him on our way to the field behind the motel.

As the days passed, not frequently but now and then, we'd see the younger man just standing, gazing from the end of the balcony into the barren desert. He never smiled, never spoke and I assumed was mentally challenged and began to believe maybe the elder guy was his father rather than his lover and maybe the elder guy went gambling every day, since he left in that direction but then one morning as the jets took flight, I noticed the elder man drove towards the right hand lane, which would have taken him to the Bullhead Parkway and hence to the airport. My son, who has a room two doors down from mine began to make it his business to find out what was wrong with the younger man, (mostly out of concern for his welfare since the older man left him alone everyday and if he was incapacitated in any way, we or at least he might offer to be there for him if needed), and my son attempted several times to speak with him but it appeared, either I was correct, and he was mentally challenged or something else was wrong with him as he had no normal human responses. Again, I mentioned to the management that I continued to hear electronic noises come from their room all night long and asked if they knew anything more about those two, but the office appeared to believe my original thought, that they were gay lovers and maybe they were playing video games all throughout the night on the T.V.

Now, I would have stopped here and as everyone else just thought that it was normal for air traffic to be interrupted in a tourist town that depends heavily upon all tourist and that maybe these two mysterious men who arrived the same day as the jets, in fact had nothing to do with the jets, with one exception. Everyone had a different theory who these jets were and why they had come to this remote town, essentially seized the local air port and were flying sorties above the desert but the night before they all left, a larger craft arrived under the cloak of darkness. We saw it quite by accident since it arrived about the same time we were walking the dog. From the balcony we could see the entire runway even though it was in pitch dark except for the tower as you could see apartment and house lights on either side of the airport. The craft was huge, (huge meaning it blocked completely view of the Southeastern horizon line which would have been dotted with lights from homes and streets),it was triangular and it was black, (assumed color), or as dark as the night, it had three lights around it and as this huge thing descended onto the airport it made absolutely no sound as it apparently landed. No jet engine noises, nothing.

I was obviously delighted to see this triangular black craft as I had never seen one before and was squealing and didn't realize we were right in front of the mens room. The younger one came out of the room and we both turned around to apologize for making so much noise and again, he froze, staring at the craft and back to us. So I said "hi" hoping we didn't disturb him too much and he quickly shut the door on the both of us. By the time we looked back, the craft had apparently landed as we just didn't see it anymore. My son was trying to convince me that this craft was something identifiable as I was trying to convince him it was the same triangular black craft many Arizonians have sighted over the years for it made no sound and appeared to glide to the earth or use some gravitational field to land.

The next morning as I took the dog outdoors there were three jets which took off side by side and flew north. By the time I arrived back at the motel the two men were packing up and leaving also. While I went to my room, I did secret watching them from behind my curtain to see what they brought out of that room and was amazed to watch them openly bring electronic scopes, wires and bags of stuff out and down the steps but the last thing I watched the younger of the two bring out and begin to drop down to the older man below, was silver insulated wall panels, (silver covering in a quilted pattern over a foam center, about 4' x 6' rectangular shaped), which I have heard some people use to block out signals from entering their homes. He dropped them down to the old man, who now appeared energetically charged, and I counted eight panels which they folded up, packed into the small camper shelled pick up truck and then as mysteriously as they appeared, they too, with the jets left Bullhead and by mid day, the tourist jets were landing at our airport as though nothing had happened.

Normal air traffic resumed and honestly no one I have spoken to appears to know exactly what happened here except some story that was going around that these jets came from Canada and the Canadians had permission to use the airport for their task, what ever that was, I was also told that the helicopters must have been Canadian as well since they were red and white but I haven't spoken to anyone who knows for certain about any of this stuff. All in all, they were here about one full week. I haven't spoken to anyone who also saw the black craft, it could be few people actually saw it as it was very cold that night and you'd have to have a reason to be outdoors, but we never saw it leave, I just doubt it was on the runway when normal traffic resumed as tourist would have wondered what it was. It must have left during the early morning hours.

Honestly there is no reason to contact me over the sighting since I really don't have any conclusions or answers and I understand only too well that in most of these cases there are cover stories which the public is expected to accept without question, I am certain that everything that went on here with the exception of the triangular black craft, will have a cover story but it makes no sense for Canadians to fly all the way down to a tiny little town to begin maneuvers that equate to test flying jets which I am certain Nellis AFB or any other northern military air field could accommodate with a lot less attention and then end by a legendary black craft landing on the field and disappearing overnight, along with two very strange men whom said less than a few sentences the entire time they were here. I did take phone camera photographs of the jets and from the land below, it is verifiable that they are flying over Laughlin/Bullhead Airport but I have not been able to identify the jets. Sorry I don't have more.

Here are the original comments I received:

Lucas said...
I just read the article and found it interesting. First off the US does not have any aircraft with the B-16 designation, could he have meant F-16? Further more, the US does not lend out air fields to foreign nations. I admit that the military often does exercises of this nature with craft flying in and out of an airport, I admit that the triangle shaped craft landing there is pretty strange. Could this have been a screen so that the craft could land and exit without being noticed? The two men could have been spies trying to get a look at this triangular air craft. Maybe it is an experimental craft or reverse engineered alien craft. Who knows? As for the red and white helicopters, they were most likely rescue choppers. We see them here occasionally. They cover wide areas of patrol, and only go where needed; maybe this is why it was unfamiliar to the guy.

Anyway, I find the story interesting.

Jum said...
I agree, Lucas, that if the two men had been associated with the goings on at the airport they probably wouldn't have been holed up for several days at a motel. Rather than spies, though, I wondered whether they were seriously committed UFOlogists doing independent investigation.

This was an excellent post: AFAIK this is the only report of a witnessed landing of one of the huge triangle aircraft. I do wish the witness had given a little more information about the size of the craft and how it landed. If it really blocked the Southeastern horizon, that means it would have dwarfed the airport to the point it couldn't have landed. Surely he doesn't mean it was that big.

Also, I'd like to know more about how the craft landed. He says it appeared to "glide to earth or use dome gravitational field to land." But was it a glide path or a hovering descent, or a combination?

Blake said...
I imagine that this was just some war games the Air Force was putting on. By the sound of the article, this person doesn't know a whole lot about aircraft and the triangle shaped craft could have been a B-2 stealth bomber or something similar.

As for the people next door, I agree in that they were probably not associated with the planes but I dont really have an explanation for them.

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I received the following narrative recently:

Realizing that this is an incredibly taboo subject, I very much want to maintain as much anonymity as I can. My reason for telling it is simple: I've spoken to others who've been through a similar ordeal, and it is a horrifying thing to live with. I want them to know they're not alone.

It started when I was 13, and we moved back to the city where my father grew up. My family had been in the new house for only a few months when the first "dream" happened. The quotes around that word are because I immediately labelled it as that (I had to, for the sake of my own sanity), but if it was a dream, it wasn't like any I'd ever had before. I can describe the entity in detail, he looked like a normal human man, but whether he was exactly that or not I can only guess. Others who encountered him later have sworn he was non-human, the word most often used to describe him, particularly by those sensitive to spirits and spirit attachments, was "malignant." Easily the most accurate descriptor.

Stating very clearly: This was not an episode of sleep paralysis, I've had a few of those in my life and they are completely different. I do not suffer from any form of epilepsy (a doctor once suggested this was a frontal lobe disorder but testing ruled that out), and my family was open, liberal, loving, and non-religious, which rules out repression, which was the cause a psychiatrist suggested and also could not prove.

Put simply, this entity raped me. The next morning, I felt bruised though there were no visible marks (that would not always be the case) and drained for 5-7 days. When I'd recovered, it happened again.

Almost overnight, I went from a normal, happy girl to a deeply depressed wreck, too tired to even leave my bed. The first night, a plaster cast "praying hands" statue I'd painted at vacation bible school fell off its shelf and was broken. This was my first hint that whatever was going on with me might not be entirely in my head.

Really, I'd rather it were. Mental illness can be treated, but the thought of a child being in a situation like that is simply terrifying, and it only got worse from there. I lived with these attacks for 14 years, never telling anyone the full details. In that time, others encountered this being, my stepmother saw him one night, my father had nightmares that I was in danger and he couldn't reach me, there were knocks on the walls, electrical problems everywhere I went (blown light bulbs were the most common), and objects, mostly religious ones or gifts from male friends, would vanish. The psychological impact on me was very much the same as for any survivor of abuse, multiplied by the stigma attached and the absolute impossibility of seeing any sort of justice done or even being protected from this thing.

As the years progressed, the attacks worsened. It was like the thing was learning over time how to affect its environment. People who stayed over to watch me would fall asleep and not stir until morning, or something would happen to keep them away. It seemed to know in advance when a plan was about to fall through, and "celebrate" with increased activity. None of that was location-based; it followed anywhere I went, even for sleepovers. This all ended only a few years ago when I turned to religion completely and was able to finally talk to someone in full about what was happening.

I still don't know who or what this entity was, though I at one point sought help from a medium who gave me a name (which I later verified as someone who did exist, born in the year and place mentioned) and told me that it was a "spirit attachment." There were a lot of things this entity seemed to know that I can't explain, languages I don't speak, details about countries I've never been to and time periods I am unfamiliar with, even the weather conditions on the night I was born. It was intelligent, but as far as I could ever tell, it had no sense of empathy, compassion, or any other human emotions. I still don't believe in demons, but I have a very hard time considering that thing as remotely human, either.

In the aftermath, I'm left with ongoing health issues (chronic fatigue, cause unknown) and constant anxiety. I have major issues with insomnia, nightmares when I do sleep, and PTSD that I can never have properly treated because there's simply no protocol for helping someone recover from something like this. This thing upended my entire life, stole nearly half of it, and I have no answers. At this point, I can only focus is on living as much of a normal life as I possibly can, and trying to have faith that I'm finally safe.

What plagues me most, though, is the fear that there might be others out there who are afraid to come forward. I see things like this made light of in fiction and on paranormal boards, I see it dismissed out of hand as "wish-fulfillment," which strikes me as a form of victim-blaming, really. I was 13 years old. I never played with Ouija boards or involved myself in games to "invite" anything in, I don't know why this happened, but it was not something I wanted. I'm keeping the tone of this email as un-emotional as possible for the sake of clarity, but the level of fear I still experience about it is overwhelming enough that it's taken me over a week to even write these words.

But if writing this leads to others hearing about it, if it means someone else might be taken seriously and helped, then it was worth it. Thank you for running this page, for accepting emails, and for reading this. Jenny

NOTE: There are instances where an attached entity can become malevolent and evil. The victims try to find a reason for the affliction, many times blaming themselves. It becomes a 24/7 nightmare. If this was a spirit of a past life, then no doubt they lived a greedy & dreadful existence. These entities are difficult to 'move along'...but, with commitment and trust by the victim, legitimate solace can be found. Lon

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Update: Todd J. Sees Death Investigation - October 2014

The disappearance and eventual death of 39-year-old Todd J. Sees has been one of the most mysterious cases in modern ufology. A joint investigation by Butch Witkowski / Cold Case Unit of the UFO Research Center of PA and myself, Lon Strickler of the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team has uncovered previously undisclosed information in regards to this incident.

Here is a brief synopsis of the incident:

In the early morning of August 4th, 2002,Todd Jeffrey Sees rode his ATV, starting at his home at the base of Montour Ridge in Northumberland County, PA. (Point Township), on a short jaunt up a mountain trail adjacent to a sprawling high power line. After he failed to return home by noon, the family became concerned and notified the authorities.

A massive search effort ensued...which included search & rescue personnel (with search dogs and helicopters), local & state police, as well as an organized search team that numbered 200+ volunteers. The entire area from the top of the ridge, adjacent woods and the family property was explored...including a small pond located 70 feet from the Sees house. Divers and dogs searched the area in and around the pond...without success.

The effort continued for approximately 36 hours...until the second morning of the search, a family member noticed something in the bushes around the fore-mentioned pond. Todd Sees body had been an area that was heavily searched the previous day.

Since that time, there has been very little information released to the public. The death was ruled as 'fatal cocaine toxicity'...despite evidence suggesting that something else most likely occurred. The circumstances involving the recovery, handling, autopsy and final arrangements with the body are also mired in controversy.

So, we are left with the obvious question...what happened to Todd Sees?

Peter B. Davenport, President of the National UFO Reporting Center investigated the information forwarded to UFORC by witnesses, including the following report:

The craft was seen on Montour Ridge on August 04th, 2002 at 5:30 in the morning by a farmer and also 3 fisherman on the Susquehanna River. It was at the very top of the mountain on the western end, just hovering above the power lines. The farmer said it appeared out of nowhere, he could see some sparks flying from the tower and dropping to the ground. The whole incident lasted about 10 minutes, then it (the object) got very bright and took off very low heading west, then it stopped and went straight up, it was gone in seconds. The horses on the farm were very upset and nervous for about 12 hours.

Subsequently, NUFORC received this excerpt from another report:

Farmer saw an object above Montour Ridge at the powerlines, on top of the mountain, it was round and very still over the lines. Suddenly it moved what looked like a few hundred feet to the east, it stopped and a beam of blue and white light shined to the ground. What was seen next was very unnerving, he saw what appeared to be a man suspended in the light, he was being pulled up headfirst, he was moving his arms slowly in the light. What looked like a man was pulled up into the bottom of the craft. A few seconds later and it started shuddering, then went west very fast stopped briefly, then went straight up and out of sight.

On August 29, 2002, the day after NUFORC had posted the two reports shown above, NUFORC received a third report from an individual, who provided their name and contact information...though, that information was never made available. Much of that report, along with another report that soon followed, contained a considerable amount of false information. As a result, speculation has run rampant for almost a decade. This is why Butch & I are investigating this find the truth behind the speculation. If you’d like to hear the remainder of the Davenport report, including the information we've uncovered, please listen to the following radio presentations:

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Since our initial report in February 2013, some of Todd Sees’ personal information has come to light. But more data and intelligence is needed in order to form a reasonable hypothesis for this incident.

Some of the documented facts and evidence-based deductions include:

- There was a cover-up by local officials and, most likely, Federal officials.

- There were reports that the FBI was involved. It seems more likely that this was a military operation (USAF) and that all people involved with the search, including the family, were instructed not to disclose any information.

- Todd Sees body was found in an area, on his property, that was searched by officials and trained dogs. It seems reasonable to assume that the body was placed at the recovery area.

- The physical condition of the body was inconsistent with the amount of exposure and time of death recorded.

- The toxicology report and the coroner's determination of death was inconsistent with the time and evidence provided.

- Much of Todd Sees personal information was unavailable after his death...though some information was made available immediately after our on-air disclosure in February 2014.

There are many other inconsistencies and false data that were found and/or being investigated. Some of the newer intelligence is currently being researched by our groups.

In recent months, there have been other groups who have stated that they are now looking into the Sees case....after sitting on their collective hands for over a decade. Much of bluster was created after Butch & I made our assessment in February 2014. Since then, we have been subjected to countless attacks by others...namely, a few individuals associated with Pennsylvania MUFON. The fact is, we uncovered startling details that others now want to take credit for. As well, there is a concerted effort to maintain the cover-up associated with the death of Todd Sees.

We have always maintained that investigators should work hand-in-hand to find the truth, but also give credit where credit is due. This is why Butch & I are proposing the formation of a conference and/or discussion group in order to consider the facts in the matter of Todd Sees' disappearance, death & recovery. This would be an opportunity to bring together investigators and possible witnesses...and add fresh eyes & perception on the evidence. We would welcome your input on this concern.

In the meantime, any new information concerning this incident is welcomed. Please forward to or go to UFORCOP contact...Thanks.

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