Saturday, April 03, 2010

Observing the Unexplainable

I recently received the following correspondence from Dale in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada:

Around 1961, I was living in Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada with my parents. Oromocto is the town that is connected to Base Gagetown (The biggest military camp in Canada). I was around 14 at the time (I am 62 now).

Many years before, when I was around 3 years old to around 9 years old, and lived in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada I had an uncle...believe his name was Dickie. He did many things and among other things he was an inventor. He either invented things from scratch or improved other things. He would make things from electric shock devices to hold in your hand to temporarily shock people if they shook your hand to devices that would stretch and you could take things down or clean things at a distance. Anyway he passed away and his ashes were put in an urn box that eventually made its way to Oromocto, New Brunswick. My Mother was supposed to send it somewhere for a burial in a cemetery. The box was kept in a closet in a living room of a house we were living at the PMQ living site in Oromocto.

Several nights when the sun was starting to go down (Autumn) I thought I saw a repair man in a trench coat in the living room, checking the window for drafts or checking something else. He was tall and well dressed (just like Uncle Dickie). I thought it strange that for several days he would come back and check the same thing every night....always "after hours" and at twilight. So one night I got quite close to the man and asked him what he was doing. In a very faint voice he asked me "what is my box doing in the closet?" I didn't know what he was talking about. He had a very faint voice and, again, he told me the same thing. I kept asking him about the box and he said it should have been sent on to the proper place a long time ago. I was going to look for the box, but I guess he didn't want me to touch it. I went to get my mother and when she arrived he was gone.

We proceeded to look up an old picture album and in there, we found Uncle Dickie wearing the same trench coat, just as neat and well dressed as the apparition I had SPOKEN TO!

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Around 10 to 15 years ago (1988-89) during a Leonid Meteor shower, myself and my children (then quite young) went to a small town nearby called Blackfaulds near a small turnoff next to a stream or small river that goes through the town. The sky was clear and there was no breeze. We observed a few meteorites...it was around 11 p.m. or so in the Summer. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, an partially transparent craft, though black in color, that looked a bit like a Vulcan bomber from a James Bond movie suddenly appered, making no noise and very close by, approx. 1/4 to 1/2 mile away. There was a slight breeze on my face as it turned around. It was not an apparition and it disappeared around 5 or 6 seconds after it appeared.

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While attending an Inner Circle Meeting of the NICUFO Organization in Las Vegas, when Dr. Frank Stranges was alive, I witnessed something else. After the days of meeting were over, I took a stroll on Tropicana Avenue. I wanted to go somewhere to get presents for my wife and children. I noticed there was a strange hum in the air and there was no traffic on Tropicana Avenue...no people walking and no road detour signs. I came across an electronics van parked near the sidewalk with one older man sitting on a chair and another middle aged man getting out of the van. Next to the van was a multi-story tower with a satellite dish on the top and another antenna of a sort below that. They didn't want me taking any pictures of the van and wanted to know what I was doing there. I asked what they were doing and they said it was classified.

I asked about the strange hum in the air and the lack of traffic on a street thoroughfare that normally had 3 or 4 lanes of traffic going in each direction and lots of people walking. They refused to discuss the matter and reminded me NOT to take any pictures.

After another Inner Circle Meeting of NICUFO in Las Vegas a few years later, I took a walk near the Venetian Resort. There was a labor union strike in progress. I am used to labor matters, because I have been a member of unions or had various positions with them for years, so I read their handout and talked to the workers. The workers had grievances and complaints such as bad storage places for foods and other labor worries but one thing caught my eye. There was a reference that several people were taken to the hospital because of strange sounds and smells coming from the basement area. When I talked to the workers they said the sounds and smells were not normal and not earthly. In UFO circles for years we have had reports of underground tunnels under Las Vegas and perhaps going to secret government installations.

Anyway...too many stories to tell.

May all your good dreams come true.

God bless, Dale

NOTE: Dale noted a few other incidents that, if he feels comfortable in providing more detail, seem to offer interesting insight on the UFO/government connection as well as other topics. Hopefully, he will elaborate on these subjects in a follow up. Thanks to Dale! Lon

Observing the Unexplainable

The Ghosts of London's Underground



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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

The Ghosts of London's Underground

Sir Edmund Hillary's Ashes to be Scattered on Mount Everest


bbc - A Nepalese mountaineer has announced he will scatter the ashes of explorer Sir Edmund Hillary at Mount Everest's peak.

Apa Sherpa, who is attempting a world-record 20th ascent of Everest, said he wanted to honour the New Zealander, who reached the peak in 1953.

Sir Edmund died in 2008 and some of his ashes were spread in Auckland harbour.

Apa said the rest of the ashes had been stored at a Buddhist monastery in eastern Nepal, and he would take them on his expedition starting on 6 April.

Sir Edmund reached the summit alongside Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, and kept strong ties with the Sherpa community.

He opened a charitable foundation to help the people in the Solukhumbu region at the base of Everest.

Apa, 50, said he had met Sir Edmund many times and would pray for him at the summit.

"Without him we would have no clinics, and we would have no schools," he said.

"So I am very happy to take his ashes with me to the summit."

Apa's 19 successful climbs already constitute a world record for the greatest number of ascents of the 8,847m (29,028ft) peak.

Sir Edmund Hillary's Ashes to be Scattered on Mount Everest


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Friday, April 02, 2010

Humanoid / Cryptid Encounter Reports 14

The following are previous humanoid / cryptid encounter reports received by various agencies worldwide:

THE NJUZU


Location/Date: Charmwood, Zimbabwe - January 2000 - late evening

Marko Batau was walking from Chawarura Shopping Center and as he approached the Hunyani River, he saw what appeared to be a white woman basking in the sun and sitting on a rock, half immersed in a pool of water. The woman was naked and Marko was surprised at this. Then he noticed that what he initially thought to be her leg, drawn up on the rock, was actually a scaled fish tail. The woman did not notice him at first, until he deliberately made a noise while walking on the gravel to get closer, and in an instant she disappeared into the water.

A few days later, his curiosity aroused, Marko took the same route home. To his amazement, the woman was there, basking on the rock again. But not only that, this time there was laundry laid out on some stones to dry, with some draped over the bushes nearby. Unfortunately, in his astonishment and perhaps some fear, he did not see what type of washing it was, whether clothing or merely pieces of cloth. Again Marko drew nearer to get a closer view. Suddenly, the woman became aware of him and looked at him as though admonishing him. The next thing, she had disappeared in the water.

The following week, Marko deliberately took this rather isolated shortcut home. Immediately when he reached the pool on the river, he saw the same creature there. Only this time, she was holding a baby in her arms and giving it a bath. Still puzzled by what he was seeing, Marko tried to draw closer to verify what he was seeing, but the moment the woman heard his footsteps on the gravel, she and the baby disappeared into the water together.

Source: local reports / FATE Magazine


NOTE: this is not the only reported 'Njuzu' or 'water spirit' sighting on the Hunyani River. A young boy, from a Zimbabwe settler family, had a similar experience in the early 1900's. Johane Masowe, founder of the Gospel of God Church in Zimbabwe, maintained he had encountered one of the creatures as well. Njuzu are considered in native folklore to be excellent healers...Lon
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THE KANGAROO-LIKE 'THING'

Location/Date: Baquedano, Chile - June 2000 - late night

Upon hearing the frenetic barking of his dogs, security guard Luis Alberto Calivar armed himself with a flashlight and a knife and went outside to investigate. Soon his lights illuminated a dark greenish form that ran very quickly, climbing up a Wasintonia palm. As he shone the flashlight at the figure he felt his arm become "cold" and the knife and watch dropped out of his hand. At the same time, the dogs stood very quiet and still. A feeling of numbness overcame his body and he ran back inside his security shack. He was followed by the dogs that hid under the room and began to shake in fear.

He could only describe the creature as having large flopping ears, fluid-like in nature, as if it was without a solid bone structure. It gave the appearance of being a flexible mass that moved around 'like a kangaroo' (?). It moved silently and was about 1.30m in height. When he first spotted the creature it seemed to have been crouching down, behind a bush. It seemed to twist its body around and never looked straight at the witness. Incredibly, despite the reactions, the witness felt no fear and did not notice any odors coming from the creature.

The encounter lasted about 5 minutes and the creature was about 9 meters away from the witness. He further described the creature as having greenish hairs about 5 to 6cm in length. Soon after the encounter, Calivar had too see a doctor and lost about 20 pounds of body weight.

Source: La Verdad Oculta
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ANOTHER KANGAROO-LIKE CREATURE


Location/Date: Evington, Virginia - 1997 - night

On a dark moonless night, Kyle Keatts was wandering about in the woods near his home when something caught his eye near the chicken coop, which was near a barbed wired fence. Beyond that, for several miles, were some cows and other farm animals. He remembered seeing two red eyes that stuck out from out of the darkness near the ground. He approached it in order to obtain a better look.

He remembered looking at the protruding, oval-shaped eyes, which appeared to have a black slit through them, like a cat's eyes. It looked back at Keatts and he perceived a sense of danger. He became frightened and ran towards his house yelling for his father to come out. His father ran out and saw what appeared to be a 3-4 foot tall animal running upright on its legs. The legs looked like that of a kangaroo, but it did not hop...it just ran very fast. In the light of the light pole they saw that the creature was black with scaly-looking skin with what looked like spikes running down its back. A neighbor had reported that an unknown predator had slaughtered 10-15 of her chickens.

Source: 'Your True Tales' Magazine

NOTE: I've posted at least one similar sighting in this part of Virginia previously. The area sits just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains...Lon
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THE SECOND VISIT


Location/Date: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada - January 2001 - daytime

Two peculiar strangers visited the witness, who had a previous visit after a UFO encounter. These two visitors were different from the others. They were at least six-feet tall, very bony, with head, hands and feet out of proportion to the rest of the body. They wore gray suits that seemed to be "oily", had black ties and hats plus wrap around sunglasses that they never took off. When questioned about the glasses they remarked that they could see perfectly well. Their ears stood out from their heads and their skin was pale white, whereas their fingernails were gray in color. They never removed the hats during their visit. Throughout the visit only one of them spoke. When asked for ID's they displayed "silver" cases that contained a photo, an unusual symbol, plus their names in small print.

Upon entering the kitchen they asked the witness to please unplug the microwave, they also told him to turn the computer off. The two Persian cats were going crazy dashing around the room and trying to get out of the window, which was closed. Each man carried a briefcase with an inverted L shaped handle. The man that did all the talking asked to see the witness' unusual watch. He then removed from his briefcase four small containers, each had a different colored top. Opening two, he proceeded to pour the contents over the watch. He told the concerned witness that no harm would come to the watch. He was given $250 for the watch and told that they would give him the rest later. He told them that he was moving soon, to this they replied "We know...don't worry, we can find you if we want to."

They soon departed without the common courtesies, staring blankly at the witness as he extended his hand. Once again the witness hurried to the bedroom window only to find, as before, no sign of either man departing, nor could any vehicle be heard leaving. After the visit the witness felt drained, had a severe headache that lasted for two days and a rash on his arms, face and chest.

Source: Graham Conway UFO BC

NOTE: somewhat similar to this 'visit' MIB: A Bizarre Encounter...Lon


Humanoid / Cryptid Encounter Reports 14

Strange Body Washes Ashore On Naklua Beach, Thailand



pdn - At approximately 06.45 am Police Lieutenant Colonel Suthamep Thaugsuban and his team were called when a foreign national walking his dogs stumbled on a decidely strange looking body that appeared to have been washed ashore on Naklua Beach.

It is estimated to have been out of the water for approximately 8 hours. The animal is described as being approximately 2.3 metres (5ft) long with the lower half resembling that of a large marine mammal and the top taking the form of some sort of land creature with arms and webbed fingers. The whole of the creature is covered in scales, which have started to flake off due to the length of time out of the sea.

The strange creature has been taken under naval escort to the marine laboratory in Sattahip for forensic examination. Pol. Lieutenant Colonel Suthamep Thaugsuban stated that there had been a similar incident that was reported some years ago on a beach in Malaysia, and also in the Philippines.

In addition, there was a creature found after a tsunami at Marina Beach, Chennai. She is called Kadal Kanni in Tamil, which is an imaginary creature with the upper body of a human form and the tail of a fish. It is now preserved in the Egmore museum under tight security.

Strange Body Washes Ashore On Naklua Beach, Thailand

Report: Possible Abduction - Exam Marks / Physical After Effects

MUFON witness report - undisclosed location in Virginia - 2009 - unedited: I was at home around 9-10:00 PM. I am an astronomy nut and a believer in aliens and UFOs so recently I had been watching the skies and had noticed several lights blinking various different colors, lights above the clouds, etc., etc, for a few months, and had noticed some marks on my body that I had jokingly suggested were the results of an abduction. Of course nobody believed me but I was alright with that and I was pretty happy to just go outside when my mother asked me to bring out our dog and watch the lights.

However, that particular night I noticed something different, there was a brighter light just above the roof of my apartment complex. Well, obviously I stood there and just stared at it for a minute trying to figure out what it might be, because I'd never seen anything like that before. It wasn't blinking, it was just staying stationary in the sky but was way too bright to be a star. For a minute I thought it could be Jupiter, though I had no idea whether or not I could see Jupiter from where I was at that time during the year because I had recently moved across the country. Then I thought, 'Hey, that could be a UFO, you should go get your camera!" and rushed into the house in order to get it, left my dog there and ran back out to stand exactly where I had been before.

I stood there with my camera for maybe thirty seconds, and after that I don't consciously remember being approached by the object nor it getting any closer to me. I have this sort of unconscious memory, instead, like a marker memory, where the object grew big and bright until it filled up my entire vision and I couldn't see anything but this blinding light. I couldn't see any features. I closed my eyes because it got too bright for me to keep them open and then when I opened them again, it was exactly where it had been in the sky. I was perfectly calm. I turned, walked back into my house, put down my camera, and tried to figure out what had happened. I looked at the clock, which I had checked just seconds before going out to take the picture, and found that ten minutes had passed. I was pretty calm about the entire ordeal, but after that I began noticing weird red marks on the insides of my elbows like needle marks and kept waking up with nosebleeds and getting weird pains in nose and sinus on one side. They continued for about a month and then stopped. I was calm about those, too, though I probably should have worried at that point, and for some reason felt almost like they were there for some important reason that I was vaguely aware of, but couldn't quite recall.

NOTE: interesting that this witness experienced minimal lost time but seems to think he was subjected to an examination or probe. Naturally, the witness could have gotten the time wrong but there seems to be more to this account. As well, I'd like to know if the witness was checked out by a physician. I hope MUFON conducts an inquiry if only to have the report validated...Lon

Report: Possible Abduction - Exam Marks / Physical After Effects

'Sorcerer' Faces Imminent Execution - UPDATE: Stay Granted


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Ali Sabat and his wife in Saudi Arabia. Photo released by his lawyer in Lebanon

bbc - The lawyer for a Lebanese man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft has appealed for international help to save him.

Ali Sabat was the host of a popular Lebanese TV show in which he predicted the future and gave advice.

He was arrested by religious police on sorcery charges while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2008.

His lawyer, May el-Khansa, says she has been told Mr Sabat is due to be executed this week.

Ms Khansa has contacted the Lebanese president and prime minister to appeal on his behalf.

There has been no official confirmation from Saudi Arabia, but executions there are often carried out with little warning.

Mr Sabat did make a confession, but Ms Khansa says he only did so because he had been told he could go back to Lebanon if he did.

Human rights groups have accused the Saudis of "sanctioning a literal witch hunt by the religious police".

An Egyptian working as a pharmacist in Saudi Arabia was executed in 2007 after having been found guilty of using sorcery to try to separate a married couple.

There is no legal definition of witchcraft in Saudi Arabia, but horoscopes and fortune telling are condemned as un-Islamic.

Nevertheless, there is still a big thirst for such services in the country where widespread superstition survives under the surface of strict religious orthodoxy.


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UPDATE:
A Lebanese television psychic sentenced to death for “sorcery” in Saudi Arabia was granted a stay of execution on Friday, his lawyer told The BBC.

Until he was arrested in 2008 while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Ali Sabat was the host of a satellite television program in which he promised to give “advice and predictions about the future,” to callers from around the Arab world to his studio in Beirut, as Britain’s Channel 4 News explained in a report on his case on Thursday. (That report, embedded above, includes scenes from Mr. Sabat’s show and of his televised confession which was broadcast in Saudi Arabia.)

The television psychic was popular in Saudi Arabia and was reportedly recognized by members of the country’s religious police — officially known as the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.

According to Amnesty International, Mr. Sabat was sentenced to death in Medina in November, “after secret court hearings where he had no legal representation or assistance.” The human rights group also reported that “on March 10, a court in Medina upheld the death sentence. The judges said that he deserved to be sentenced to death because he had practiced ’sorcery’ publicly for several years before millions of viewers.” The court added that his execution would act as a deterrent to what it called the increasing number of “foreign magicians” coming to Saudi Arabia.

May al-Khansa, a lawyer working for Mr. Sabat in Lebanon, raised an alarm about Mr. Sabat’s possible execution this week when she said on Wednesday that she had been told he would be beheaded “within 48 hours.” On Friday, though, Ms. Khansa told The Associated Press that Lebanon’s justice minister had informed her that Mr. Sabat “would not be executed in Saudi Arabia today — the day executions are typically carried out in the kingdom after noon prayers.”

Since Saudi authorities do not always give notice of executions, and have not responded to requests for comment from foreign media organizations, the apparent delay in Mr. Sabat’s execution has yet to be confirmed.

Ms. Khansa told a BBC radio program that she had been told that he was still alive on Friday, “But after that I don’t have an answer as to if he will be alive or not. Time is passing and if they don’t kill him this Friday maybe next Friday.” In a television interview with the BBC, she appealed to Saudi Arabia’s king to recognize that “Ali Sabat is not a criminal.”

In Beirut, Meris Lutz of The Los Angeles Times wrote that the case might be more about Saudi politics than law.

One Lebanese legal expert who is familiar with Saudi law and politics described the case against Sabat as a “muscle show” by conservatives who may be seeking to embarrass reformist leaders such as King Abdullah.

“I don’t know on what grounds they arrested him, since he didn’t commit [the crime] in Saudi, he’s not a Saudi citizen, and it wasn’t directed against Saudi, and usually one of these criteria must be fulfilled,” the expert said, asking that her name not be published because she travels to Saudi Arabia.


Ms. Lutz added that the legal expert suggested that Mr. Sabat might have been given the harshest possible sentence because he is a Shiite Muslim.

NOTE: there are 'monsters' everywhere, including these medieval f**ks in Saudi Arabia...Lon

'Sorcerer' Faces Imminent Execution - UPDATE: Stay Granted


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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Vanishing Ducks Blamed on Monster Pike at Leicestershire Lake


loughboroughecho - Visitors to the serene Stonebow Washlands might not guess at the terrors lurking in the depths of the beauty spot’s placid lagoons...Stonebow Jaws!

At least three adult ducks have been seen dragged beneath the water and devoured by what is believed to be a monster pike living in the lakes - leading to a warning being issued to users of the Washlands not to go into the water. Local schoolchildren have been told not to go pond-dipping at the site, and dog owners are being asked not to let smaller animals swim in the waters.

One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was walking with my dog around the larger lake on Monday, and there were two mallards on the pond.

“There was quite a commotion with the female making a lot of noise, and while I was looking she just disappeared.

“The male was just sitting there, so I walked round to get a better view and he just went down - all I could see was a ripple and three feathers on the water.

“It was quite upsetting.”

Coun Roy Campsall said: “The number of ducks at Stonebow Washlands has been going down, and now we know why.

“It’s pretty scary actually - to take a duck down it’s got to be monstrous.”

Mark Chapman, wildlife development officer at Charnwood Borough Council, said there were no plans for the authority to hunt down Stonebow Jaws: “Pike are a natural part of the ecology of our lakes, a native fish that have lived alongside wildfowl for thousands of years.

“This one would have to be a pretty big pike that’s recently been put in. They aren’t supposed to be there and people aren’t supposed to fish at Stonebow Washlands.

“We do take out all the introduced fish from time to time to stop people fishing, but we can only do that during the winter.”

The longest Northern pike, the species native to England, ever recorded was 152cm and weighed 28kg.

NOTE: I don't know what size these predators get in the United Kingdom but I've seen my share of large Northern Pike and Muskellunge in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Canada. A full grown Mallard Duck is a snack for some of the lunkers in those lakes...Lon

Vanishing Ducks Blamed on Monster Pike at Leicestershire Lake

Monster Sea Bug Attached To ROV Submarine



"It's definitely not an April Fools' joke," he said.

ninesmsn - A bizarre-looking giant crustacean has been found after it latched onto a submarine deep underwater and was dragged to the surface, according to reports.

Images of the 75cm creature — which has been identified as an exceptionally large isopod — have caused a stir online after they were posted on the social media website Reddit.

A user of the website claimed to have received the images from a contractor who worked with him at a sub-sea survey company.

"Recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicle) … it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8,500 feet (2600m) depth.

"The ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living."

The user's vague description of the origin of the photo has sparked concerns it may be just an April Fools' Day joke, but experts claim it appears to be legitimate.

"I've seen the pictures, and they are real, and they really do get that big," Craig McClain, assistant director of science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in North Carolina, told MSNBC.

"It's an isopod … It's like the [woodlice] that you find in your garden. It's the same group of animals."

McClaim said he had also recently received the same images from a researcher who had been working in the Gulf of Mexico.

"It's definitely not an April Fools' joke," he said.

The isopod, which usually only grows to 60cm in length, is a scavenger that feeds on dead whales, fish and squid and lives in deep ocean waters.

The species was discovered over 100 years ago by French zoologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards.

NOTE: if you have a marine reef aquarium, than you're very familiar with isopods though, they're very small...only a few millimeters long. They are a great source of protein for marine fish and other creatures, including those damn Mantis Shrimp...Lon

Monster Sea Bug Attached To ROV Submarine

To The Exorcist Next Door...Do It On The Weekend!


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A woman documented an exorcism performed by her neighbors last week. She also snapped the above photo of the friendly note she left them. I hope the expelled demon didn't decide to stick around the building...Lon

To The Exorcist Next Door...Do It On The Weekend!

Vivid Dreams vs. Reality

FrostForest writes (unedited - from ATS):

First of all, I'll just come out and say it...I believe my house and those within it are occasionally being visited by those above for a vast variety of reasons. That aside, here is my little experience from last night I'd like some feedback on.

Last night I was watching TV before bed, noting exceptionally unusual, nor did I feel exceptionally sleepy. I began to get abruptly sleepy and turned the television off, it was 12:14, I must have gone out like a light, because I didn't bother to turn off the bedside lamp.

I was then in a very vivid dream, far more vivid than I would ordinarily term a vivid dream, being that I could feel what I was experiencing rather than just viewing it. I was in a very inebriated state, like popping a few pills and downing it with booze or something of that level. I was walking down the stairs in a slumped position, my upper torso slumped to the right side, heavy footfalls. I then walked into the living room where I saw my mother and brother who also reside here, one standing slumped like me and one sitting, and the door to another bedroom, which is a very heavy door that is never ever shut, was indeed shut. I then felt this, as far as I can describe, whirling motion throughout my body.

I awoke in the bed, wide awake, taken back by this dream, and confused to a pretty serious extent. I turned on the television to check the time and it was 12:27, 13 minutes after I remember turning the television off. I was awake more or less for the next two hours, unable to actually fall asleep.

Now, I mention this here because this is shockingly similar to another experience I had oh, about a 16-18 months ago, where I remember dreaming, and feeling, that I was, again, in a highly inebriated stupor, only in that instance I was outside walking down a steep canal next to the house, toward the house, a steepness that I would not be able to walk down in my own control sober, let alone this stupor, and I remember I kept leaning back to fall, yet couldn't. Seconds later in that instance, or so it seemed, I was whirling around over my bed, like if you were sitting cross legged and moving your torso around, only to a much, much more exaggerated extent, which slowly winded down and then I was lying in my bed, to which I awake to that same wide awake confusion, and the same long length of being unable to sleep again.

In addition, while not in quite as much detail but very much the same circumstance, maybe nearly 3 years ago, I had a dream when I was standing at my front door, wide open, the light in the room on, starring out into the darkness(in the same direction of where I had "walked" down the canal), just ripe with fear, heard this distinct moan carry through from some distance off, which I remember made me shutter like nothing else, and then I seemed to float backwards toward my room.

I don't know what I'm really getting at here, I think we can all assume what I'm thinking, but I thought I'd share this here. Thanks for reading.

NOTE: the reason I chose to post this account is that this is a very common and reoccurring theme that arises in a high percentage of alien visitation/abduction reports. Is it simply sleep walking, maybe night terrors....or do vivid dreams actually depict a real incident buried in the subconscious? What is the relationship between 'sleep' and paranormal events? A psychiatrist once told me that many patients who are hypnotically regressed tend to recall dreams more easily than real everyday events. Her theory was that dreams, especially lucid dreams, leave a 'marker' or reference that blends with and/or becomes a real event in the patient's subconscious memory. She maintains that she does believe that some of these patients may actually have had a paranormal event but that their dreams embellish reality. It's an interesting theory though, I can see where that argument may also be used to discount an experiencer's allegory...Lon

Vivid Dreams vs. Reality
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SEVERAL RECENT UFO SIGHTINGS IN CENTRAL TEXAS


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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whisperin' Bill Anderson and His Haunted Tour Bus



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When Whisperin' Bill Anderson embarked on his 12-day Canadian tour on March 23, he thought it would just be business as usual, rolling down the highway in his tour bus going from one gig to the next.

But Bill and his Po' Folks Band had a rude awakening ... literally. During the first few nights on the road, the Country Music Hall of Famer heard some eerie moaning sounds coming from the bus' back state room. Then, last Wednesday night (Mar. 24), the bus driver had to come to a screeching halt after hearing a loud scream.

That's when Bill's sense of humor kicked in. "I'm trying to figure out if it's Hank Williams wanting to co-write a song or Faron Young just messing with my head," he jokes with That Nashville Sound.

We're guessing Bill's nickname may change to 'Screamin'' Bill Anderson if his ghostly friends don't find a new bus and let him get some sleep!

Whisperin' Bill Anderson and His Haunted Tour Bus

Greatest Story Ever Told or Biggest Paranormal Event Ever Known?




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abcnews - The History Channel revealed for the first time Tuesday night a new 3-D image that many believe to be the face of Christ, causing mixed reaction around the globe.

Artists and scientists studied the Shroud of Turin, a cloth that some say was wrapped around Jesus' face when he died, to develop the image.

"If you want to re-create the face of Jesus and you want to get the actual face of Jesus, you have only one object and that's the shroud," said computer artist Ray Downing of Studio Macbeth in New York City, which specializes in digital illustration and animation.

While some people said the image was "realistic" and what they imagined Christ looked like, others were not as certain.

"I find it questionable," one man told ABC News.

"I don't think there should be any one face," a woman said.

Another man questioned whether the Shroud of Turin was real.

"I believe it is an accurate image of whoever the shroud belongs to, but it's unclear if that shroud belongs to Jesus Christ," he said.

Others said they felt a spiritual connection to the image.

"I see love. I see compassion. I see my savior," said one woman who was at the Vatican when she saw the image.

The drive to create the image and the intense response to it are examples of the profound role that Jesus plays in so many lives.

"There's a long tradition in Christian theology and Christian history of seeking the face of Christ, of wanting to know what he was like as a man," said the Rev. Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest and author in New York City.

Finding Jesus' Face

The centuries-old shroud contains a faint impression of the front and back of a human body, along with blood, dirt and water stains from its age.

Cutting-edge modern skills were required to pull an accurate flesh and blood face from a piece of fabric so old.

The year-long project culminated with a team of graphic artists using the newest technology to create a computer-generated image.

"I have a lot of information about that face and my estimation is we're pretty darn close to what this man looked like," Downing, the lead artist, said.

Ancient Shroud Provides Clues

One of the main problems -- the condition of the shroud -- provided key clues. The team realized there were distortions in the image on the shroud because the fabric had been wrapped around the body.

"The solution was to realize that the shroud wasn't hanging on the wall, it was wrapping a corpse," said Downing, who has also used computers to create images of Abraham Lincoln. "That's the crux of the problem, the face is hidden in there."

"By imitating those distortions, we could take the image and put it back into that shape and figure out what the face looked like … it gave us a blueprint," he said.

After forming the blueprint, the computer artists started the recreation. Of course, there were limitations to what they could do with what they had.

"Inevitably, you do run out of information," Downing said. "You can't see the pores in a linen fabric. There are no eyebrows. It doesn't take a lot of guesswork to assign pores and skin texture to a model, to know that the man did have eyebrows and to provide them. At some point, you do have to leave the realm of actual information and use experience."

NOTE: Now, before people start shooting emails off to me stating I'm a religious zealot, please understand...I'm only interested in the historical and possible paranormal aspect of this phenomenon. Though I'm familiar with the teachings of the Christian faith (in my case, a childhood of having it force down my throat) I am not a follower. I do call myself 'spiritual' but in a sense not related to any organized religion. Personally, I believe that there was an actual Jesus of Nazareth who very well may have had followers who believed that he was a rabbi and the Messiah. Was he able to heal and provide as stated by his disciples? The Bible is a wonderful historical document but, so are the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Koran, the Shruti Vedas and other ancient religious texts. I lean towards interpreting Judeo-Christian and other ritual dogma in a more metaphysical manner. There is an excellent website on the Shroud of Turin that includes several links and theories...Lon


Greatest Story Ever Told or Biggest Paranormal Event Ever Known?

Psychiatrist Claims the 'King of Pop' Being Harassed In Heaven

NOTE: The following statement comes from Abraham Tribesky, the 'Psychiatrist To Deceased Hollywood Stars.' Apparently, some of Tribesky's 'deceased clients' (in particular, a deceased 'sitcom actor') are telling him that dead pop star Michael Jackson is being harassed in 'Heaven' by furious residents who don’t believe he should be there. OK...well, where do these heavenly residents think Jackson should be? I'm looking forward to more of this divine soap opera...Lon

“A lot of people feel like Michael Jackson cut some sort of shady deal to get into Heaven and they’re not happy campers. These are guys and gals who feel they did the right thing while they were alive and Jackson, well, he pulled a few strings to get here. They contend that rich and powerful dead people are getting special treatment on the Other Side just like in real life–and they’re furious.

“The result is that a small group of protesters has been harassing Michael Jackson ever since he surprised them by popping up here. The King of Pop can’t go anywhere without being followed by critics who’d like to expel him from Heaven.

“And their campaign seems to be working. Just yesterday Jackson was spotted moaning incantations with a notorious group of hooded, monk-like figures with connections to what we in Heaven simply call the Other Place.

“Michael Jackson may truly belong in Heaven. But the way things are going, he’ll most likely be happier moving on.”


Abraham Tribesky
Adjunct Professor, Afterlife Issues
Edgar Allan Poe Community College


NOTE: Abraham Tribesky has given several interviews on the following blog askdocparanormal. Frankly, I know very little about this person and I'm presenting it here for your interpretation...Lon

Psychiatrist Claims the 'King of Pop' Being Harassed In Heaven

Disclosed: Pig's Blood Used In Cigarette Filters

ukmedix - Cigarettes may contain traces of pigs' blood, an Australian academic says with a warning that religious groups could find its undisclosed presence "very offensive". University of Sydney Professor in Public Health Simon Chapman points to recent Dutch research which identified 185 different industrial uses of a pig - including the use of its haemoglobin in cigarette filters.

Prof Chapman said the research offered an insight into the otherwise secretive world of cigarette manufacture, and it was likely to raise concerns for devout Muslims and Jews. Religious texts at the core of both of these faiths specifically ban the consumption of pork.

"I think that there would be some particularly devout groups who would find the idea that there were pig products in cigarettes to be very offensive," Prof Chapman said.

"The Jewish community certainly takes these matters extremely seriously and the Islamic community certainly do as well, as would many vegetarians.

"It just puts into hard relief the problem that the tobacco industry is not required to declare the ingredients of cigarettes ... they say 'that's our business' and a trade secret." The Dutch research found pig haemoglobin - a blood protein - was being used to make cigarette filters more effective at trapping harmful chemicals before they could enter a smoker's lungs.

At least one cigarette brand sold in Greece was confirmed as using pig haemoglobin in its processes, Prof Chapman said. "If you're a smoker and you're of Islamic or Jewish faith then you'd probably would want to know and there is no way of finding out."

Disclosed: Pig's Blood Used In Cigarette Filters
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Video: Triangular Shaped UFO / OVNI - Luque, Paraguay - 3/26/2010




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Residents of the city of Luque witnessed a strange luminous object late at night. It was soon reported as a UFO. Startled, they described the event and displayed the recording.



inexplicata - According to their story, the sighting involved a large object with several lights whose colors changed constantly.

Raul Torres explained that his sister informed him of the object's manifestation. He went outside for a look and realized that it was an object moving slowly across the skies, with lights that changed colors.

"It wasn't your ordinary star. It moved and then remained still," added Selva Torres. "Its bright flashes, and its colors, impressed us all. Many of us here were watching."

NOTE: I just wish people would stop using the 'X-Files' theme on these videos. Anyway, it's not the best quality video but depicts some interesting movement from this object. Luque is near the national capital Asuncion in central Paraguay...Lon

Video: Triangular Shaped UFO / OVNI - Luque, Paraguay - 3/26/2010

'Railway Tank Car' UFO Sighting Near Amherstburg, Ontario

I recently received the following account from Stephen in Windsor, Ontario:

On the morning of August 12 2001, after viewing the Perseid Meteor shower just about a half hour or so before the sun was to rise, my brother-in-law and myself were stunned when suddenly, what appeared to be a totally black object which looked very similar to and the size of a railway tank car, floated up very slowly on a 45 degree angle out of a line of trees just to our right. We were in a remote area of the countryside in Essex County in Malden Township outside of Amherstburg, Ontario.

The road we were on, which is virtually unused at night, was about a half mile from the entrance of Holiday Beach Provincial Park where there are many scattered ponds just off Lake Erie. The object, which we watched rise for about 10 or so minutes, suddenly stopped and then began to very slowly rise straight up directly in front of us about 500 to 700 feet away.

It continued to rise until it turned into a brilliant coppery orange colour as it ascended into the glow of the rising sunlight. As it continued to rise it became blue and disappeared into the blue of the morning sky. All total the event lasted 20-25 minutes.

The object was completely silent and moved so slowly that it was apparent it was not a balloon or anything of that sort, like a blimp no lights...nothing. We have no idea what it was but coming up out of the area of the ponds and being the shape of a tank car does seem a bit odd!! The recent findings of water ice on the surface of the moon leads us to wonder if this was some sort of shuttle being used to ship water up there? Who knows? Because of the remoteness of the area (there are a few farms and such) it makes us wonder if we were not supposed to have seen this!!

Stephen LeBoeuf - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

NOTE: Stephen mentioned that he had filed a report with NUFORC previously. Apparently, there was no investigation. This is truly a bizarre sighting...an abduction of a tank car? Government project? I look forward to any information or thoughts...Lon


'Railway Tank Car' UFO Sighting Near Amherstburg, Ontario

Aliens: What Do They Look Like?


Chris Holly's Paranormal World - Years ago I was surfing around the net and found myself in a chat room that was full of adults discussing UFO’s and aliens. I listened for a long time as a strange woman talked in a monotone slow soft voice intentionally trying to control the people listening to her in this chat room. The woman speaking tried her best to portray a mysterious air of one knowing all the secrets of the universe.

Of course this was a silly lost soul seeking attention for agenda’s of her own strange needs. Her knowledge of space and science was extremely limited. Her claim of flying around the universe was closer to a Disney ride then anything closely related to reality.

She also claimed to have about 50 odd aliens whom she visited by way of a portal in her bedroom closet. She had adorable drawings of the cutest little cuddly little alien fellows of all different kinds on her profile. She added a lovely touch of having them dressed in cute little monk style robes or sweet little outfits that really tied her ridiculous story together with a true flare.

The thing that caught my attention the most was not the silliness of this lost woman but the group of adults who sat listening to her hanging on every single childish word as fact.

I wondered why it never occurred to any of them that it was highly unlikely that 50 different alien species would all be visiting her by way of her bedroom closet . I found it strange that not one person questioned the idea that the aliens were able to walk around our planet’s atmosphere and survive much less be dressed in robes and overall jeans! I think about my visit to that chat room with a shake of my head and a smile.

Maybe we all have gotten our brains dummy juiced by way of Hollywood concerning our concept of what aliens would look like. Typically most people think of them as the grays with large dark almond shaped eyes, or little green men. There are other forms that seem to be popular including reptilians, bug looking aliens and tall blond fair skinned visitors.

The truth is the possibilities in this universe are endless as to what other life forms may look like. I know there are billions and billions of galaxies in our universe each with millions of stars. Each star may have planets or solar systems which may contain millions of civilizations of all kinds of living beings.

There might be other intelligent life forms that may be like us. This of course would require many things to be like our chemical and DNA makeup. We are a carbon based life system. Chances are there may be others.

This is where we seem to lose our thinking. Chances are they are not carbon based but something else and are not DNA by design but QNA or something completely unknown to our structure.

Let’s think about a solar system like Sirius which a very hot star making it impossible for humans to exist. It would however be a place that maybe silicon based beings could evolve and advance. They could survive in an environment we could not.

They also would be beings made from the same material our computers have developed from. Could beings like that be more machine like with less biological material to worry about in their harsh chemical life base? Could those who visit us be closer to our computers then to us? Could that be why we are being walked towards an era of technology where we constantly have cell phones to our heads or walk mindlessly texting throughout our days? Maybe it is no accident we are addicted to our gadgets, our computers and our Televisions. It does give me pause and reason to turn off from the technology grid and tune in to my own humanity. I am not ready to become a walking living programmed machine.

What if our universal neighbors live on a gaseous planet? Could they be large cloud like thinking floating jelly fish type creatures absorbing what they need from their atmosphere and communicating via telepathy?

I can imagine beings of other planets being fish like, bug like or even pure energy without any specific form. I would imagine most beings would have some type of form to hold a brain type structure and many with appendages to build or function. I also realize that they may have two or more brains and many appendages. There also could be those who have mastered the ability to use their brains or thought to move objects and have no need for any type of arms or legs at all. They may be floating brains of energy that simply think life and it happens.

The point is that we need to include science and be realistic when thinking about and preparing for other life forms in our universe. To constantly think they have to resemble us to some degree is just typical egotistical human thinking. They may look somewhat like us and they may not look like us at all.

Aliens most likely would not be able to cope with our climate and planet’s atmosphere just as we cannot simply walk out on Mars surface or for that matter our own Moon. I would think that protective suits or covering would most likely be needed by visiting alien species. I would not be surprised if the grays are exactly that- aliens in protective suits.

Someday we will understand much more about the universe we live in. I think the best thing we can do is keep our minds open and our options wide concerning whom or what shares this universe with us.

Along with the difference in structure, chemical makeup and body design of other life forms we must understand that they also will have different life views. Things we consider important may not be of any consideration to an alien. Things we find offensive or cruel may be common place and normal to a life form with little or no knowledge of the ways of humans.

It would be foolish for us to make our assumptions of life out there by way of life here. The only thing we can be sure of is that we have no idea what is past our own backyard. Once we grasp that fact and understand it is impossible for us to be alone we can begin to slowly reach towards the stars and all those who share this big amazing universe with us.

Be careful out there and keep looking up.


Thanks to Chris Holly at Chris Holly's Paranormal World
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