Thursday, January 29, 2015
Daily 2 Cents: Mysterious Megamouth Shark Washes Ashore -- Small Wrinkled Gray Being -- Snake With Feet Found
Mysterious Megamouth Shark washes ashore in the Philippines
Megamouth sharks troll the deep sea for the smallest bits of food, plankton and krill, trapping them in the massive caves that are their jaws. They are mysterious and extraordinarily rare -- and almost never seen by humans.
But on Wednesday, a 15-foot adult male megamouth washed up on the shores of Barangay Marigondon in the Philippines. The shark was dead, but its discovery was still thrilling. There is confirmed evidence of just 64 sightings of the shark, not counting a few more fishermen's tales that have not been verified with documentation or images.
"We know so little about it," Christopher Bird, a PhD candidate who studies deep-sea sharks at University of Southampton, said of the megamouth species. "It wasn't discovered really until 1976. It's only really seen when it's accidentally caught in fishermen's nets or when it is stranded on beaches."
The megamouth, Bird told The Washington Post, is one of his favorite shark species. "It's just the mystery behind it," he said.
Most of the previous sightings have occurred in the Pacific Ocean near Taiwan, Japan or the Philippines -- though the sharks have been occasionally caught elsewhere. But they have been so rarely spotted that it is unknown exactly how big the world's population might be, and where most of them reside, according to researchers.
When they do appear -- which usually occurs when they swim closer to the surface to follow their food, it offers a rare opportunity to examine the little-known creature.
This particular shark is being preserved on ice until an necropsy can be performed, and a cause of death can be determined. Albay Parks and Wildlife Center in the Philippines is likely to put the shark's body on display.
Nicknamed "toothless" by locals, the shark is anything but that. Megamouths have an abundance of teeth lined in as many as 50 rows in their enormous jaws. A few of those rows act as a filter to keep food in and push water out. A white band on a megamouth's upper lip might also serve as a bio-luminescent strip that helps it attract food in the dark water, though researchers aren't certain of that. - Washington Post
Small Wrinkled Gray Being
On October 12, 1987, at my fiances house in Somerville, IN, at approximately 11:45 p.m., my fiance Darren and I were in bed, in the middle of intercourse, when we both apparently blacked out at the exact same time. The following morning, we were awakened by my mother, who was knocking on the screen door. It was raining outside, and the main entry door was unlocked and wide open. The lights inside the house were all on. We had locked the doors and shut off all of the lights before going to bed the night before. My mother said she heard metal clanging sounds when she came to the door. We had new stove pipe lying on the living room floor, as we were preparing to install a new furnace. She also heard what sounded to her like an old man coughing in a deep tone. When we finally came to, we were both naked and lying in two different directions on the bed. Both of us had tremendous headaches and a feeling that something strange had happened to us, but did not talk about it. For the next two days, when we each tried to think about what had happened, our minds couldnt focus on the event. After some time had passed, we both realized that we could both remember right up to the exact moment that we both blacked out it had happened right in the middle of sex, and we had blacked out at the EXACT same time. Two months later, I found out I was pregnant, and would have conceived at around this same date. Also, I was on birth control pills at the time. A few months later, in Feb. 1988, we were asleep when I was awakened at 2:48 am, by a small, gray, wrinkled-looking being. He had large eyes, no nose, and just a slit where his mouth shouldve been. He was standing about four feet from the bed, just staring at me. He had a solid, dark-colored outfit on - it looked like a one-piece jumpsuit. I tried to wake Darren, but was unable to move. I tried to scream for him, but was only able to make a wimpering sound. At that time, Darren rolled over towards me, and the being just faded out of existence. I told Darren what I had seen, and we finally got back to sleep. At exactly 4:48am 2 hours later, I was again awakened by the same small, gray being. I laid there looking at him for probably 3-4 minutes - MUFON CMS
Snake With Feet Caught In The Philippines
People in Mallig, Isabela were puzzled after a family caught and killed a snake that has a pair of feet.
Norberto was doing his usual routine of cleaning the house, which is located at the Gambol in Barangay Olango in Isabela, when he suddenly saw a snake on the floor.
The snake tried to hide in a box, but was caught off and later have fallen off. When the family tried to get rid of the snake, they were baffled seeing it has feet like those of lizards.
They put the snake in a bottle along with formalin to preserve it.
Superstitious people tagged this findings into luck while others connected it with the second coming of God. However, a forestry specialist said the feet was a result of “genetic mutation”.
Genetic mutation is a major change to a living creature. According to the Wikipedia, mutations “result from damage to DNA which is not repaired or to RNA genomes (typically caused by radiation or chemical mutagens), errors in the process of replication, or from the insertion or deletion of segments of DNA by mobile genetic elements.” - Philippines Daily
Alburtis PA – On April 18th, 2015, starting at 9:00 am until 8:00 pm, the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society will present a “Paranormal Roundtable” event, which will take place at the:
Alburtis Area Community Center (AACC)
220 West Second Street
Alburtis, PA 18011
Representatives from “Ghost Hunters Inc.,” “Keystone Bigfoot Project,” “Legend Hunters,” “Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research,” and the “UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania” will be featured.
The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society is proud to bring “The Paranormal Roundtable” event to Alburtis for the first time ever to this area. “The Paranormal Roundtable” will occur as an audience participation in open forum questions. The open forum discussions will encompass Bigfoot, Ghosts and Hauntings, Crypto Zoology, Pennsylvania Legends, Fortean Research, UFO’s, and the cases of high strangeness in Pennsylvania. Talk with the field investigators and researchers that are out and about in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the USA.
Tickets are available at alhs18011.org via PayPal or by contacting email@example.com Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Only 300 seats are available!
Be sure to bring your sightings, strange encounters, stories, and questions to the “Paranormal Round Table.”
All proceeds benefit the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society and restoration of their 1870 Memorial Presbyterian Church headquarters.
Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society
407 Franklin Street
Alburtis, PA 18011
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Even though the following article was published by the tabloid National Enquirer, I've heard other spiritual rumblings coming out of the entertainment world. Not only has comedienne Dana Carvey made claims of channeling Robin Williams, a supposed incident transpired on a closed studio set as well. During the taping of a well-known television sitcom, several of the cast & crew witnessed Williams' apparition manifest and move among the observers. This incident was communicated to me by a reliable source who works for the particular production company.
Actor Jeff Bridges revealed at a press conference for his film, ‘The Giver’ on August 12, that he actually thought he saw Robin Williams’ ghost, just hours after he died. “I remember pulling up to the Boathouse [in Central Park] where we had our party [for The Giver] and I’m sitting there with my wife, gathering myself and I look out of the window and I say, ‘What? Is that Robin? Is that his ghost? No! It’s Radioman,'”:
DANA CARVEY is telling pals he’s convinced there is life after death, because the spirit of his friend Robin Williams keeps appearing to him!
“Robin comes to me usually in a lucid dream state or during my meditation,” Dana told a pal. “He’s as big as life, happy and joking around, and telling me I should never worry about anything because it’s all beautiful in the end.”
Sadly, Robin committed suicide on August 11, 2014, at the age of 63.
Dana has good reason to worry about death – he survived a botched heart surgery in 1998. He filed a malpractice lawsuit and was awarded nearly $8 million in damages.
“Robin supported me when my health was bad, and he still supports me now,” Dana said. “Robin’s visits were a little spooky at first, but now I look forward to these little visits from my friend.”
Dana said he’s putting those visits to good use. Both his sons, Dex and Thomas, are starting out in stand-up comedy, and he seeks advice from a ghostly Robin.
“I go to bed with questions I want to ask Robin,” he divulged. “I’ll think about asking him about my kids’ careers and my health. When I wake up, I review those questions. The answers come to me in one of Robin’s character voices – it’s amazing!”
Dana admitted missing their carefree days when he and Robin honed their routines as young stand-ups. “We weren’t making a dime in those days, we were just having fun and when I see Robin in my dreams, it’s in those happy-go-lucky days,” he said.
“When he visits me, he’s happy, he’s young and, of course, he’s VERY outspoken.” - National Enquirer
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The following is an account I received several years ago:
Hi...I don't have any proof to validate the stories I am about to tell you other than my word. I can only relay my experiences and tell you a little about my background in hopes you won't think I'm off my rocker.
I haven't had dozens of paranormal experiences in my life. I haven't been abducted by aliens. I never had stories to tell around the campfire...but I sure do now.
I moved into a house last December 2009. My roommate has lived in the house her entire life off and on. The house was built by her grandparents in the 1920's. She and her sister both have had experiences in the house. She doesn't talk about it much because, hello! it can make you sound crazy rambling about ghosts and such. In fact, she never told me about her experiences before I moved in. Convenient, huh?
At least 2 people have died in the house. Her great grandmother and her grandfather. Some lumber used in the house was salvaged from a home that burned down. I don't know the details of the fire whatsoever or if anyone really does.
So, I moved in. My room is upstairs, hers is down. Now I know why...because sh*t goes down upstairs.
My First Experience - I awoke from a dead sleep in the middle of the night around 3am which I almost never do. I sleep like a rock. I immediately got the heebie jeebies. I lay still and listened. I heard a creaking on the stairs and I was thinking "Oh great, someone is in here and I'm going to die now."
I froze and listened. My cat, who sleeps on the bed with me at my feet, jumped up, and ran up behind my head. I was petrified. I just laid there still...listening. I eventually fell back to sleep. No one can get in my home without making A LOT of noise. They would have to crash down the door or break a window. So, I knew no one was really there.
The fact that the cat responded to the incident freaked me out a little. Since I had been asleep...I was still groggy and fell back to sleep rather quickly. Everything was normal the next morning.
The Second Incident - Now this one, I admit, just sounds crazy...like I've seen The Exorcist one too many times...you don't know me, but I'm not a liar and I don't make sh*t up.
It was pretty late...or early depending upon how you look at it. I was around 2:30am and I was reading before going to sleep. I had on my lamp, book in hand, and the cat was asleep in his spot.
All of a sudden the bed shook. It wasn't like the entire thing shook...the only thing I can liken it to is when you have an animal on the bed and they scratch and it shakes the bed. It felt like that and lasted about that long. Again, the cat was asleep...until this happened.
He jumped up and got down off the bed. He paced the room a couple of times staring and meowing at the ceiling. I didn't see anything. He jumped up on the desk to get closer and even put his front paws on the wall a couple of times. After about 20 minutes, he settled back down and went back to sleep. I, too, went to sleep.
Third Time's the Charm - The very next night...a bit earlier this time,around 11:30pm, I was reading in bed again. The cat was sleeping in his spot. It was the same scenario...just earlier. Again, the bed shook just like the night before. The cat looked up from his spot. The pupils in his eyes got large and he looked around a minute, and then laid his head down and went right back to sleep.
Most Recently - One night, I had been trying to go to sleep for a while after reading for a bit. The cat was...I dunno. He doesn't like his spot as well in the summer. I was laying on my left side facing the wall. I was almost asleep when I felt someone there behind me. Then I felt an arm beneath my shoulder. I never felt the hand slide in, it was just suddenly there. Then a gentle touch on my right side like where you might tickle someone in the ribs.
I thought it was my roommate at first telling me she was home from her 3rd shift job for some reason or other. At the exact same moment I went to roll back to ask if everything was okay, this guttural female voice said the same word three times quickly. It sounded like someone trying to talk with a bubble in their throat and the word sounded like "keyhole" or "guilt".
With the motion of my beginning to roll back, everything dissipated. I didn't feel the touch, heard nothing...it was REALLY weird.
I lay still with my eyes closed listening for several minutes. I didn't want to open my eyes because I am really not trying to SEE anything. That would freak me out to no end. About 5 minutes after the incident, the cat assumed his position on the bed and I finally fell asleep. AT
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