Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Dead Zone

A long-time reader forwarded this response to a recent post. These events took place in southern Ohio. The reader wishes to remain anonymous:

Lon...This report Yellow-Eyed Humanoid / UFO Encounter struck a cord with me on several different points.

Without going into great detail I'll explain. Dad and his mother sold their souls to save the lives of their family members during the worst day of The Great Depression. Their neighbor across the road in that coal town was outside watching his younger siblings. He saw dad's mother in her garden hoeing around seedlings. That bit of information will be important later. The neighbor was then a young man old enough to take an adult job. There was one job opportunity and many men were applying for it. Dad put in a good word for this man, they being about the same age, and even gave him the newly ironed shirt off his back to wear to the interview where he got that job. That happened that morning. In the evening everyone was feeling good in that town because this man's pay would keep many of them alive. Everyone shared and dad's family were known for sharing even though it hurt them.

Then, different people in the town, along with dad's neighbor, witnessed a huge fireball coming across the sky. It made a maneuvered turn to head towards dad's house. This man and his siblings looked at each other and started to run to help though it looked like no one could survive what was headed for them over there. They found that their legs would not move and even using all their strength and their upper body strength they could not free their legs to make them move. They woke up the next morning not knowing how they got in the right beds or even in the right bed clothes. Not only were their parents unresponsive to their talking about this incident to get their help to go help dad's family, their parents froze in place, not breathing or speaking. Seeing as that particular topic always caused them to do that they stopped doing it, making up their minds to go over there themselves. Across the road they went and onto the property, down a lane a bit and in full view were all members of the family aside from dad and his mother, all lined up looking scared to death but none the less undamaged.

A short distance from the house was a circular area that was smoking heavily. The law in coal country was that everyone pitched in to put out any fire because all the houses were sitting on top of coal that lay on the surface. If it got into a coal field to any depth it might not stop burning, ever. So, loss of homes, loss of jobs, loss of all they held dear. Dad came walking towards them with a shot gun in his hands. His mother wasn't far behind and was also carrying a shot gun. Dad told them to leave the property and never come back. He didn't seem himself and those two families had been like kin to each other for a very long time. Dad showed them that his gun was loaded as did his mother and they walked them off the property at gun point.

From that day on he and his mother were never the same people again. I saw her just days before her death and saw something come out of her eyes. She became a very kind cheerful person which was everything I knew she had never been to me. Her eyes were different. She asked if she was in heaven and I said no so she asked who we were. Dad and I were the only people there. I told her I was her granddaughter and he was her son. She stammered and said that couldn't be. Then, she wanted to know how she got there since she was just in her garden hoeing around seedlings! Remember that before the fireball came down the neighbor had seen her in her garden hoeing around seedings. She looked at her hands and began shrieking really loudly. She asked how her hands could be so old and wrinkled and was sobbing. Dad got a mean look on his face and told her to remember that she'd agreed to a deal and she must stand by it or else. She died when she was 92.

It was after her death that the family along with my aunt, uncle and cousin went down to the old home place they'd grown up on, to get some of grandma's flowers from her rock garden. The house was long gone and trees and plants were growing all over the place. The forest was reclaiming the property. That's why we found it very odd that a perfect circular area, that dad stood sobbing over was quite peculiar. There was nothing growing there at all. No birds flew over it, no bugs were seen there or any other living thing. In fact that entire area was devoid of birds, they were making wide berths around it. The rock garden some distance away was blooming and growing just fine. As well there were woods, plants and flowers nearby that were also doing quite well. No other area was devoid of life except that circular area.

My brother dragged me over there so I could help him figure out why dad was sobbing while looking at that spot and why there was nothing live there. Standing there on the rim of that circular area I said under my breath in great frustration, "What In God's name is he looking at?!" That's when something very strange happened. The ground over that circle eased off of it back to the edge of the circle like the reverse of water pooling on a floor. I saw this saucer shaped craft and then it too opened up like those medical books with the transparent pages showing the nervous system on the top one, the circulatory one on the one beneath that one and the organs on the one at the bottom. I was looking into this craft and saw a living being working what looked like controls. It was seated at first moving it's hands over these lighted different color lights with the palms of it's hands. I thought that person was awfully skinny and bald. Then it got up from the seat and turned around so much that I could see it's face. It didn't see me but I could clearly see it! I gasped and at the same time felt like I was falling down into that thing which was a distance down there and fearing that I grabbed my brothers legs on the way down and held on for dear life.

He asked what was going on and if I was okay. I said, "Did you not see that?!" He asked, "See what?!" Then he whispered loudly that dad was watching us and to get up. He helped me up and said to play it cool. I looked up to see dad's face and thought he would kill me if I told what I'd seen. He'd kill me before I could get it out and I knew it. He came over to us so fast it shocked us both. Then, he demanded to know what I'd seen in a tone of voice that meant that he knew what I'd seen. I asked what he meant so as to give myself more time to come up with something. He said, "You know what!" I stammered a bit and said I thought I saw a spider or snake move down there. Of course he knew why nothing was growing there already so it wasn't a good thing for me to say, in hindsight. When he ordered us to get down there and find that thing I told him I'd rather not because it could be poisonous. He said my brother would dig while I showed him what place to look. So, we both got down and my brother whispered close to me to know what we were looking for seeing as there was nothing alive in that area. I got his meaning and said well, I thought I saw something move. He said, "Nooo! What did you really see?!" I told him to shut up and just help me look if he wanted to survive. He said I was going to tell him later though I told him the same story I'd told dad. Better that no one else knew what I knew because they'd probably not believe it.

Not finding what dad ordered us to find he wanted an explanation and so I said it must've been dead leaves moving that made it look like a snake's skin as they are colored just like dead leaves many times. He asked if I was sure that's what I saw and I said it had to have been because I had nothing else. He glared at me right in the eyes and said that had better be all I saw. He held that glare and finally told us to leave the area completely and go over by the path. We weren't allowed to talk to each other which was fine by me. My brother was digging around something that looked like stainless steel over by that tree and dad asked him what he was doing. He said it could be something good but dad covered it back up with an old piece of tin and ordered him to leave it alone or else.

We watched dad for some time until someone got his attention on them and I went over to see what my brother wanted. He said we had to get that thing he'd been digging at because it looked like one of those new stainless steel bowls that had been on the tv commercial and they were expensive. He said if dad caught me digging at it I could talk my way out of it. I was good at that. I went over and saw that it looked like one of those things so I dug the woods dirt away from it quickly and pulled. It was stuck fast and solidly. Dad spotted me and asked what I was doing. So, I gave him the story of the expensive bowl just on the market and how this one was just laying around in the woods looking like nothing was wrong with it. Anytime we could appeal to his sense of greed he took it hook line and sinker. He told me to pull it out and I said it wouldn't budge. So, he told me to stick my hands underneath it to see what was holding it down. I felt air being sucked in to some tubes at the bottom of this bowl! I asked why it would be doing that and he said it could be a still but I didn't know what that meant. He uncovered a great length of pipe leading from it and it made a turn back towards that circular area where nothing was growing. My brother said so openly and loudly. Dad jumped up and started thinking out loud that we'd know what he was, what was he thinking and if we knew what he was we'd hurt him. We all did an about face and acted like we hadn't been hearing what he was saying. He was always a violent person who said there were no live witnesses. He yelled at all of us to forget what we just saw. My brother laughed and asked if that meant to forget what we'd just heard him say too. I could've hit him for asking that but still I couldn't blame him since what he'd said was very telling in some ways. Dad told us all to forget what they'd heard too and if they didn't he could make us forget. So, that was that. It happened in the early 1970s.

So, that's the explanation for an area where life should be no different than anything else near it, but for some reason nothing was alive in that circle. I remember the old UFO reports of them setting down in farmer's fields and where they touched the ground nothing would grow even when the soil was dug up and replaced. They usually left triangular marks where the feet of the craft touched the ground. I have seen another place in another woods where there was a non-working craft and there were living things where it was. Nearby that area is a long stretch of ground, also in the same woods where nothing grows. Nothing has ever grown there and it's been decades. Dad used to do some strange things back there too.

Here's a suggestion for that man who sent you his experiences about the same....he should get some good quality seed, native to that place and environment and plant it over where that egg shaped craft was seen to come down in his field. I know that farmer's in our area planted their fields as usual and they discovered that even though they planted the field the same way they always had that particular area where the craft sat down, did not grow anything. Even weeds didn't grow in those places. I'd read where they dug down a good six feet, took that soil away and replaced it with good healthy dirt and still nothing would grow there.


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MH17 conspiracy theories: What happened to downed Malaysia Airlines plane?

Whenever there is a tragedy on such a scale as the downed Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane, there are bound to be conspiracy theories that follow as the world tries to understand and deal with the tragedy.

While there’s no doubt many are based simply on paranoia or speculation, they won’t be able to be dismissed until the black box is recovered and the world gets answers.

Here are six conspiracy theories about MH17, according to the Washington Post.

1. It was an HIV/AIDS cover up

The terrible news that the plane held prominent HIV/AIDS researchers sparked speculation that it was not a random target. One theory proposed that the attack was a cover-up for the so-called “man-made origins” of AIDS - which is another theory in itself. It has been pointed out that 16 years ago, AIDS patient advocate and World Health official Jonathan Mann was also killed in a plane crash that some still find suspicious.

2. It was an attempt to start WWIII

While it’s not yet clear exactly why the missile was fired at the plane, some believe it was an attempt to bring on the next world war.

“We can clearly see an attempted false flag to launch WWIII unfolding,” a commenter said on the website Before Its News. They also pointed to a Russian tweet predicting the deliberate downing of a plane full of people, as an instigation of a NATO invasion.

Translation: “Soon will be shot down over the ruins of the liner packed full of innocent Euro-tourists. It will be the occasion for the official invitation to NATO. So I see.”

Though this theory doesn’t make sense, as killing innocent people is not a very stratigic move for NATO.

3. It was an assasination attempt on Putin

Russia’s Interfax news agency claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was on board his personal jet and flying on the exact same route as MH17 at the same time. His plane was the same size and colour as the Malaysia Airlines flight.

The claim was debunked with the news that Putin’s plane hadn’t flown over the Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict.

4. The jet wasn’t actually shot down

A conspiracy blogger who’s popular on YouTube called DAHB0077 proposed that the plane was actually diverted into the area where it was blown up by explosives from onboard so it could appear to have been shot down. This could then be an excuse for an invasion.

He claims his suspicion was born from footage showing the plane exploding on the ground instead of in the air, but experts say this is actually possible upon the event of a mile-high missile strike.

5. MH17 is MH370

They’re both Boeing 777s, from the same airline, with a commenter from the forum Above Top Secret stating: “It could be the MH370 rigged with explosives” that has only just reappeared after vanishing for months. Why would they do this? To start WWIII.

6. Many were already dead before the plane took off

This bizarre theory comes from a top pro-Russian rebel commander in eastern Ukraine.

The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.

Ultimately, these theories wont’ be true, but the hunt for answers about what really happened to flight MH17 will continue. - news.au.com


Thousands of women, accused of sorcery, tortured and executed in Indian witch hunts

If it began like the others, the first sign that Saraswati Devi would be murdered was an accusation delivered to a shaman. Perhaps she had offended someone. Perhaps someone had fallen sick and had wondered why. Perhaps a community well had suddenly dried and someone needed blaming. Perhaps they chose her because Devi was lower caste, because she was a woman, and because they’d probably get away with it.

The killers came for her on Saturday. Two of her sons tried to save her, but couldn’t and were beaten. Their punishment wouldn’t match Devi’s. Before the 14 villagers inflicted injuries so severe they would claim her life, they “forced her to consume human excreta,” police told the Hindustan Times.

Though shocking by nearly any standard, the murder was not unique. It was not even uncommon in pockets of rural India.

In places where superstition and vigilantism overlap and small rumors can turn deadly, nearly 2,100 people accused of witchcraft have been killed between 2000 and 2012, according to crime records gathered by the Indian newspaper Mint. Others placed the number at 2,500; others higher still. “Like the proverbial tip of a very deep iceberg, available data hides much of the reality of a problem that is deeply ingrained in society,” according to New Delhi-based Partners for Law in Development. “It is only the most gruesome cases that are reported — most cases of witch-hunting go unreported and unrecorded.”

It’s an issue that despite its prevalence is rarely covered outside of India, where it’s almost weekly newspaper fodder. Last week in Chandrapur, one man was lynched and his “woman accomplice thrashed by a mob for practicing black magic,” reported the Times of India, which said the man “was caught red-handed by the mob of over 500 villagers.” Another woman accused of witchcraft was grabbed by relatives carrying “traditional weapons” and beaten to death. Late last year, in Jharkhand, a 50-year-old woman and her daughter were hacked to death after they were accused of practicing witchcraft.

The forces driving the killings, which occur predominantly in Indian states with large tribal populations, are as much cultural as they are economic and caste-based, experts said. While the easiest explanation is that angered mobs confuse a sudden illness or crop failure with witchcraft and exact their revenge, it’s rarely that simple. Much more often, it isn’t superstition but gender and class discrimination. Those accused of sorcery often come from similar backgrounds: female, poor and of a low caste.

“Witch-hunting is essentially a legacy of violence against women in our society,” wrote Rakesh Singh of the Indian Social Institute. “For almost invariably, it is [low caste] women, who are branded as witches. By punishing those who are seen as vile and wild, oppressors perhaps want to send a not-so-subtle message to women: docility and domesticity get rewarded; anything else gets punished.”

The veil of superstition, others said, only hides the true motive behind the killings. “Superstition is only an excuse,” Pooja Singhal Purwar, a social welfare official, told The Washington Post’s Rama Lakshmi in 2005. “Often a woman is branded a witch so that you can throw her out of the village and grab her land, or to settle scores, family rivalry, or because powerful men want to punish her for spurning their sexual advances. Sometimes, it is used to punish women who question social norms.”

If there is a state most susceptible to witchcraft killings, it’s the eastern state of Jharkhand, a land pervaded by dense forest and tribes. In 2013, 54 witchcraft-accused women were killed there, reported the News Minute, the highest rate in the country. Despite local legislation to try and clamp down on the murders – no national law exists that addresses witchcraft killings – they have continued if not increased. And patterns there are worth examining to understand how the horror unfolds.

According to Mint, an Indian publication which has written extensively on the subject, a witch is identified through various methods. The person who suspects witchcraft will often consult a witch doctor called an “ojha.” The witch doctor, who uses medicinal herbs, in part learned their skills to counter the darker powers of the witches, called “daayan.”

The ojha then goes about the business of sussing out the witch. This involves incantations, Mint reports, and possibly the branches of a sal tree. The ojha writes the names of all those suspected of witchraft onto the branches of the tree, and the name that’s on the branch that withers is condemned as a witch. Other times, rice is wrapped in cloth emblazoned with names. Then the rice is placed inside a nest of white ants. Whichever bag the ants eat out identifies the witch. Another method: potions. One Indian shaman in 2011 forced 30 women to drink a potion to prove they weren’t witches. The concoction was made out of a poisonous herb, all women fell ill, and the shaman was arrested.

After a witch is chosen, they are either forced to do unspeakable things or tortured. “In many reported cases recently, women who are branded as witches were made to walk naked through the village, were gang-raped, had their breasts cut off, teeth broken or heads tonsured, apart from being ostracized from their village,” reported Live Mint. They “were forced to swallow urine and human feces, to eat human flesh, or drink the blood of a chicken.”

This, too, was the fate of Saraswati Devi, the latest woman, though likely not the last, to be accused of witchcraft, tortured and murdered. - TWP


Leprechaun in the Desert?

About 15 years or so ago, my mom and I decided to go for a walk.

A little background--I live in the desert southwest and, at the time, there were few houses in my neighborhood. People were still building and moving in, and it wasn't uncommon to have streets with very few houses on them.

We went for a walk down the street around dusk. As we were walking and chatting, we notice an old man walking toward us. We nod and say something to the effect of "Good evening" and he does the same. It was a warm, friendly exchange.

He passes us and mom and I kind of give each other a look--This man was shorter than average, in dark shorts with suspenders and a hat with a feather in it. He had buckle shoes and white socks. He looked very out of place. For some reason I turned around, and he was gone. It was an almost empty street with dirt lots. There was nowhere he could have gone.

Mom and I like to joke we saw a leprechaun. Who knows. - Reddit.com



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This Weekend: UFO and Bigfoot Conference - Kecksburg Old Fashion & UFO Festival

UFO and Bigfoot Conference at This Weekend’s Kecksburg , PA UFO Festival

The 9th annual Kecksburg Old Fashion & UFO Festival is going to take place from July 25-27, 2014, with many special events planned for the weekend. The event commemorates the crash landing of a mysterious object that fell from the sky into a wooded area near the community of Kecksburg during the late afternoon of December 9, 1965. The military that arrived in the area that day reportedly recovered the object and transported it to an Air Force base in Ohio. What the object was still remains a mystery.

The weekend festival is a great family event that has many unique ongoing features and great food. On Friday, starting at 6 PM, there will be half price night in the kitchen serving burgers, fries, and hot dogs. Inside the social hall will be a Craft Show and jewelry vendors as well as the Kecksburg V.F.D. UFO gift shop. On the outside there will be food Booths, Boy Scouts, apple dumplings, wood carving, and DJ Music.

Saturday, July 26: Open 11 AM to 11 PM. Inside the social hall with the craft show and other venders will be displays with UFO, Bigfoot, and Paranormal researchers and groups. Some of those scheduled to attend include Stan Gordon- UFO researcher & author, Eric Altman-PA Bigfoot Society, Brian & Terrie Seech-Center For Unexplained Events, John Ventre-PA MUFON State Director, Ryan Cavalline and Dave Rupert-Legend Hunters and Cheryl Alsippi-ALKO PSI-paranormal research group.

The parade starts at 2 PM, followed by the bucket brigade, hay bale toss, and the bed race at 4 PM. The famous Smoke In the Valley Burn Out contest is at 6 PM. Entertainment will be provided by Agway Shop Lifters Band. The evening will commence with a fireworks display. Prizes awarded for Best UFO Entry, Best UFO Costume, Best UFO Pet Costume, and Best UFO motorcycle.

Sunday, July 27: Open 10 AM, music all day. Memorial Dedication and 75th Anniversary. UFO, Bigfoot, Paranormal display continues inside the social hall with other venders. Out of this world UFO hot dog eat off at 1 PM.

The annual UFO & Bigfoot Conference will be held from 1:30 to 5 PM. The conference is free, but a donation to the V.F.D. is appreciated at the door. Scheduled to speak are Stan Gordon-“An Update on recent UFO, Bigfoot, and other mysterious encounters reported from Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania.” Eric Altman-"Westmoreland and Fayette County Bigfoot Encounters", John Ventre-“The Case for UFOs”, and Brian Seech-“Strange Cryptids of the Ohio River Valley.”

There will also be car cruise 10 AM-5 PM (Dash Plaques to first 100) and a kids pedal power tractor pull at 3 PM for 3 to 10 years olds. There will also be music by the Katrina Lynn Band. The Social Hall venders and research display will stay open until 6 PM.

The Kecksburg V.F.D. fairgrounds is located at the intersection of Claypike & Route 982, at 5128 Water Street Kecksburg PA. For information call: 724-423-9540.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Yellow-Eyed Humanoid / UFO Encounter

I received this email a few days ago:

Hello - in 2003 my brother and I had an run in with a small human-like being with bright yellow eyes. We reported the incident to MUFON but never received a response. We live on an old ranch outside of Austin, Texas. My brother and I are twins - we were 16 years old. We were working in the barn at dusk and my brother noticed a pair of yellow eyes peeking out of a gully near the creek. We both watched for a minute or two until it appeared again. I grabbed a shotgun that was on the work table and we made our way towards this thing.

We stood still about 50 ft away from the gully when suddenly this little human-like thing scampered out toward the creek. I took a shot at it (00 buckshot) but it kept on running. This thing looked like it walked across the creek surface - craziest thing. It made it's way to the other side and disappeared into a field. It was 2 ft tall or so with dark hairless skin. The eyes were so bright - almost like yellow colored pen lights.

We both told our parents and friends who all thought we were nuts.

That brings us to a recent event.

Our parents have since passed away and my brother and I own most of the original ranch property. We are both married with families - we also built houses on the old property.

This past Spring my brother and I were clearing some bushes and trees behind my house. It was around 8:30PM and we were starting to douse the burning brush pile. Something caught my eye towards the onion field opposite the creek. It looked like a quick flash of bright light. My brother didn't see it. My wife came running out of the house and yelled that she saw something land in the field. She had been on the 2nd floor and saw it from the bedroom window.

The three of us watched in that direction for several minutes. We didn't noticed anything unusual. We finished up and went into the house. I couldn't sleep that night. My wife said that the object was egg-shaped and ascended quickly - so fast that she expected it to crash.

The next day, I walked through the field but didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

I'm concerned that something unusual is going on. We used to see coyotes, deer, wild birds and other wildlife frequently - but since the last incident, none of us have seen anything. Birds don't fly over or land on the property. There are several large oak trees on the property - but there has been significant die off. It not 'oak wilt' or insects. The leaves just die and fall off. It's very strange. I had the guy from the local nursery look around but he can't explain it.

I'd appreciate some insight as to what's going on. SG

NOTE: I checked other sources and can't find anything similar to these events. Maybe the readers have suggestions. Lon

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