Phil Schneider, supposedly one of three people who survived the 1979 Dulce firefight between the large Greys, US intelligence and military at the Dulce underground base, was found dead on January 1996, due to what was said to be an execution style murder. He was found dead in his apartment with a piano wire wrapped around his neck. According to some sources, it appeared that he repeatedly suffered torture before he was finally killed. You can read his story here - The Mysterious Life and Death of Philip Schneider. There have been numerous questions surrounding Schneider, in particular his motives and state of mind. Seven months prior to his death, he stated the following during a lecture:
"To give you an overview of basically what I am, I started off and went through engineering school. Half of my schooling was in that field and I built up a reputation for being a geological engineer, as well as a structural engineer with both military and aerospace applications. I have helped build two main bases in the United States that have some significance as far as what is called the New World Order. The first base is the one at Dulce, New Mexico."
"Back in 1954, under the Eisenhower administration, the federal government decided to circumvent the Constitution of the United States and form a treaty with alien entities. It was called the 1954 Greada Treaty, which basically made the agreement that the aliens involved could take a few cows and test their implanting techniques on a few human beings, but that they had to give details about the people involved. An insider's account of the treaty meeting is posted here - President Eisenhower's Close Encounter at Holloman AFB. Slowly, the aliens altered the bargain until they decided they wouldn't abide by it at all. Back in 1979, this was the reality, and the fire-fight at Dulce occurred quite by accident. I was involved in building an addition to the deep underground military base at Dulce, which is probably the deepest base. It goes down seven levels and over 2.5 miles deep. At that particular time, we had drilled four distinct holes in the desert, and we were going to link them together and blow out large sections at a time. My job was to go down the holes and check the rock samples, and recommend the explosive to deal with the particular rock. As I was headed down there, we found ourselves amidst a large cavern that was full of outer-space aliens, otherwise known as large Greys. I shot two of them. At that time, there were 30 people down there. About 40 more came down after this started, and all of them got killed. We had surprised a whole underground base of existing aliens. Later, we found out that they had been living on our planet for a long time, perhaps a million years. This could explain a lot of what is behind the theory of ancient astronauts."
What was the Dulce firefight...really? From information I have gathered, in 1979, a Grey was giving a lecture to an unknown determined number of scientists. During the lecture, a security officer came into the area with a sidearm on his belt. It was strictly forbidden to carry any weapons of any kind anywhere in the vicinity of the Greys. The security officer was instantly killed by the Grey. Other security personnel, witnessing what was happening in that room on the security cameras, came to retaliate. The Grey, according to the information, allegedly killed everybody. The manner in which the Grey killed these people has not been disclosed but was noted that the cause of deaths were 'head wounds'. The approximate number killed was just over 60 scientists and security.
Because of the nature of the sources, I believe the story to be essentially true though most of the information is third hand. It was, for the most part, an unfortunate accident and was classified as such.
Phil Schneider's interpretation of the event involved him which, from what I have gathered, is not true. Schneider stated in the lecture "...I got shot in the chest with one of their weapons, which was a box on their body, that blew a hole in me and gave me a nasty dose of cobalt radiation. I have had cancer because of that." He tells a very good 'story', but embellishes the facts as is the case in many of his recollections. I'm not saying that he is completely without fact, but it's hard to discern the truth when so much hyperbole is added.
What is the status of Dulce Base today? Your guess is as good as mine but strange activity has been seen and documented over the years. I covered some of the theories here - Dulce Conference Ends / The Dulce Report which includes the full 'UFO Hunters' Dulce investigation episode.
brunei.fm - Ghost stories have for centuries crossed boundaries of language and culture, transcending the barriers of the paranormal world and ours. It has fascinated, intrigued and even cast intense fear in the minds of some as people continue to debate and ponder whether these paranormal entities do in fact exist. Delving deeper into the mystical world, I discovered that our nation is no exception to these strange occurrences. This first chapter could possibly shed more light on the existence of a realm for the supernatural.
THE HAUNTED HIGHWAY
‘Pontianaks’ or vampires are basically the most notorious group of paranormal entities and their popularity is evident through their portrayals in horror films and fiction movies. In this story, Ahmad, a man in his mid-twenties, claims to have encountered these strange entities while driving home from Tutong Town. This unfortunate incident triggered months of restlessness and paranoia but yet here, he recalls the sequence of events leading up to that fateful night as he faced his worst nightmare.
Driving down the highway, Ahmad tried to adjust his focus and eyes on the road as fatigue and lethargy took control of his body. The long working hours at his new job had taken its toll and left him practically exhausted. After several failed attempts to keep himself awake, Ahmad finally gave in and decided to stop at the side of the road to get some shuteye before continuing his journey. As he turned to make a stop, his eyes caught sight of a strange looking ‘object’ in the middle of the road that seemed to resemble a log but simply shrugged it off as nothing out of the ordinary. However, as Ahmad peered closer at the weird object, he could make up some facial features but it was too dark to tell whether his imagination was beginning to run wild. Despite the warning which echoed in his mind to ‘run away’, he simply refused to steer clear of whatever was on that road.
Curiosity got the better of him and he took out a torch light out of the glove compartment to investigate what it really was. As Ahmad approached the ‘object’, it laid so disturbingly still as if waiting to strike. He suddenly stood frozen in his tracks as the ‘mysterious object’ lifted its head slowly in his direction and let out an ear-piercing cry. Fear overtook the very core of Ahmad’s mind and he knew instantly what the ’strange’ object was. He struggled to summon his inner strength to face the terror staring him right in the eye. “This was something that you could only see in horror films,” Ahmad said. He watched the terror unfold as the paranormal entity, commonly known as ‘pontianaks’ to the locals, crawled to the side of the road and began creeping towards a lamp post. Within split seconds, it swiftly moved towards him and all he could do was recite prayers to ward off the spirit. The ‘pontianak’ stared at him intently before disappearing into thin air. The memory of such a disturbing image, till this day, seems difficult to erase and has changed his philosophy on the existence of paranormal entities.
“I think it’s a good idea to share my experience with fellow readers on this issue. Whether they choose to believe it or not, is of course up to them. However, this is not something you simply make up. It took me quite a while to try and forget this horrifying incident but I decided to instead use it as a lesson in life,” he said before concluding his story.
Legends of old have it that an individual who possesses a fragile spirit will most likely encounter supernatural entities and although no evidence of such a claim exists, some have unfortunately experienced it firsthand for reasons they cannot phantom. This story revolves around an American expatriate who was kind enough to share his ordeal before leaving the country for good.
David loved Brunei and considered it as his second home. He even planned to settle down with his then fiancé living in Kuala Belait and thus, frequently traveled back and forth to visit his better half. Working in a highly demanding field, which required every ounce of his expertise, commuting from the capital to the Belait District daily was painstaking and inconvenient but he longed to put a balance between his work and fiancé. Days and sometimes, even months at a time, the pressuring demands of his career began to take its toll on their relationship.
One fateful night, they got into a heated argument and his fiancé threatened to commit suicide. After several attempts to call her hand phone, which went unanswered, he grabbed his car keys and drove hastily to Kuala Belait. “Please answer the phone, please,” David pleaded. He then began blaming himself should anything unforeseen happen to his fiancé and could not imagine life without her.
He then approached the one-lane road and focused on the dark, eerie highway, where no street lamps were erected. Suddenly, the radio reception started to deteriorate and David simply thought it was due to the location. A few minutes later, the car engine began to quiver and decelerate from 120 to 80km/h. “What in heaven’s name could possibly go wrong now?” he exclaimed as it was a brand new car. “Do not break down here please, of all places!” David said while glancing around at the pitch-black darkness without a single soul in sight.
He pulled himself together and tried to dismiss all negative thoughts coming to mind. As he attempted to lean on the arm rest, David caught sight of what seemed to be a ’shadow’, in the corner of his eye. Without thinking, he turned to confirm his worst fear and indeed, there was a weird ‘figure’ sitting beside him in the front passenger seat. The entity’s long black strands of hair covered its face as ’she’ repeatedly let out a blood-curling laugh. Shivers ran down his spine and a thousand thoughts raced through the businessman’s mind. Given the fact that he is a free-thinker, no religion or prayers could save him then as he knew none. David thought of calling someone, practically anyone but his phone was in the middle of the dashboard. Terrified that the ‘entity’ would grab his hands, he continued driving, hoping, praying that a street lamp would appear with some visible ’signs’ of life.
A few minutes on, David’s instincts sent a warning jolt through his body. He could sense that the ’spirit’ was staring at him and his heart raced with sheer trepidation. Straight ahead, visible strokes of light could be seen and he stepped on the gas pedals hoping to reach the area before something happened to him. That seemed to only make things worse.
With the streetlights, he could clearly see his ‘uninvited passenger’. The events that followed would remain embossed in his memories forever. The ’spirit’ extended its arms to grab his shoulders. He immediately stepped on the brakes and ran out of the car. David refused to turn around for fear that ‘it’ was nearby but decided to fight his fear after remembering his fiance.
“After I saw it was gone, I went back into my car and drove off like never before,” David said. After reconciling with his fiance, he retold his frightful story and later discovered that the entity was in fact, a Pontianak. “This has altered my complete outlook in life and I now refuse to travel anywhere alone if it’s 3 in the morning,” he said while giggling but behind the laughter, the impact of that encounter could be visibly seen through his eyes.
NOTE: In Indonesian and Malayan folklore, the 'pontianak' are women who died during childbirth and became undead, seeking revenge and terrorizing the living. This is the first part of a series of ghostly tales from the Nation of Brunei...Lon
MUFON Witness Reports - Carlsbad, California - 4/6/2010 - 1st Report with Video:
In the evening of 4/6/10 at about 8:45 PM, I was in the kitchen of my home in Carlsbad chatting with my brother. I had just spent the entire day visiting Legoland with out of town relatives.
It was a very beautiful, warm day that day, so the night sky was very clear and we decided to draw the blinds open, and slide open the patio door to let some fresh night air in.
We were just enjoying our beautiful open view of Carlsbad from our backyard which faces Palomar Airport. It is quite commonplace to see planes landing and taking off, even at that time of night.
At about 8:45 PM, my brother and I were standing in front of the kitchen window, which also faces the backyard. My brother suddenly asks me if I've ever seen a UFO.
I thought it was a bit strange of him to ask because we were chatting about a whole different topic at the time. As he was asking me this, I saw him gazing out towards the kitchen window, and so I looked out the same way.
What I saw were 2 diamond-shaped objects very brightly lit, a very golden yellow color.
My first thought was they were 2 airplanes in a holding pattern waiting to land at Palomar Airport.
I initially dismissed my brother's sighting of the 2 objects as airplanes and I quickly looked away. However, I quickly looked back since he was still staring out there all this time, and I took an even closer look to see that the objects did NOT look like planes after all.
In fact, in addition to not really looking like airplanes, they were quite large in comparison to the real airplanes in the air at the same time. They were just suspended in air and not really moving anywhere at all. This I found very strange.
As my brother and I were coming to realize that we were actually looking at a UFO, the objects instantly disappeared from view!
Then, about 15-20 seconds after that, they reappeared again, but this time as 4 diamond-shaped objects with the same brilliant glow and golden yellow color. This time they were in formation, sort of like a parallelogram (slanted square formation).
By this time, I called out to my husband who was in our bedroom and also to my daughter who was in another room, to come outside to the backyard to view this strangely beautiful sight.
So all of us were standing outside my back lawn viewing this light show which was out of this world, nothing like any of us has ever seen. I felt a bit scared, very excited and in awe, all at the same time.
I did not want to keep my eyes away from the light formation in the sky, for fear it would disappear once again.
This UFO light show went on for about 2 minutes. The objects did not move anywhere, again they were merely suspended in the sky, glowing and staying in their slanted square formation.
I still don't even know exactly how far away they were from us. I believe one of the "diamond" shaped objects faded a bit and then appeared again brightly during this time frame.
At the end of the light show, the lights simply "turned off" and we no longer could see the objects. It was as if someone had just turned off the light switch. They had literally disappeared!
I captured only one picture shot of the 4 diamond-shaped objects on my IPhone camera, but not at a good close up view.
My brother however did capture about 30 seconds of it on video with his camera.
Unfortunately, it also was not a close up view.
I'm looking forward to another light show again soon! It sure would be nice to know what exactly we were looking at!
I arrived home from work at approximately 8:45 PM, and had started to change clothing and shoes when at approximately 8:50 PM, I heard my wife and her brother speaking quite loudly about what they were seeing in the sky. I quickly went into my backyard and clearly saw what they were talking about.
My home is located in Carlsbad, CA and our backyard has a clear, unrestricted view from southwest to northeast. I was startled at first, then settled down and basically enjoyed the view. Here is what I saw:
Initially there were 4 objects, very bright in the low sky. Judging the distance was difficult, but my assumption was that these objects were north/northwest in the direction of Camp Pendleton.
The objects were extremely bright, mostly "gold" or "bright amber" in color. The objects were stacked two over two and seemed to be in a pretty tight formation, but there definitely appeared to be some spacing between them.
The objects seemed to be moving very slowly or hardly at all - it may have been that they seemed to be moving only because of the brightness of the light.
After about two minutes, two of the four objects "disappeared" and the other two remained. The shape of each of the items seemed to be cone-like, or maybe to be more precise they were condensed versions of a "bell."
The remaining items stayed in place for a short time and then they also disappeared in a flash.
One of the things that I found striking was the fact that there was a good deal of air traffic at this time from the very nearby Palomar Airport. A number of small planes stayed in the air while I was observing these golden objects.
Rather than continuing to land as would normally be the case, it appeared that pilots were staying in the air.
In addition, I could see several helicopters also hovering. This is highly unusual, since Palomar is a very small airport and gets a minimum of takeoffs and landings.
My wife, brother-in-law, stepdaughter, and myself spent the next hour or so talking about what we had seen and to a large extent we all had pretty much the same reactions and observations.
At first I must admit I was somewhat scared, but overall that feeling subsided and turned to curiosity. I would have run inside the house to get a camera, but didn't want to miss a moment of this awesome sight.
I have always had a very, very skeptical view of the notion of UFOs and the people who report their existence, but after this experience I might be changed forever on the topic.
thesun - A mystery cameraman took footage of the military aircraft chasing the shiny orb.
The 30-second clip is believed to have been taken from a West Midlands service station car park.
Expert Nick Pope, who probed UFO sightings for the MoD, said: "This is one of the best videos I've seen. It could be a new drone - that might explain the military jets.
"But you don't normally test-fly secret projects in daylight. Alternatively, this could be the real thing - a UFO in our airspace and military aircraft scrambled to intercept, probably due to it being tracked on radar."
The MoD refused to comment on the alleged sighting, but confirmed it would scramble jets to meet an air threat.
West Midlands Police said: "We are not aware of any reports of unidentified aircraft near the M5."
NOTE: I've heard and read all sorts of scenarios on this video since it's presentation though, honestly, I still can't give a definite opinion. If it is CGI, then it was was well edited. But, a daylight event over a busy highway should have generated a bevy of reports...Lon
Back on December 24th, I reported that the Federal Aviation Administration had designated the Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) as one of the reporting centers for UFO sightings and unexplained phenomena. Here is the link to that post - Press Release Proves MUFON and Feds Connected.
The FAA video above has now reportedly been removed from the FAA website, but the very existence of the video illustrates the scope of Robert Bigelow’s enterprises into the FAA reporting protocol. Other bloggers have voiced their opinions as well - More Bloggers Jump Into MUFON Debate. Also, MUFON tried to quell the controversy by sending this response - MUFON Responds to Posts....then later, this nugget popped up - MUFON State Director Admits to 'Misleading the Public'. Anyway, I don't really want to rehash these arguments though it does demonstrate judgment and priorities. But, there is something I was made aware of tonight that has me wondering 'what is going on in the hierarchy of ufology?'
I was contacted by a colleague, Roger A. Briggs, who stated in a memo that something was afoot in the recent Lake Erie UFO sightings near Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene Erlikh had been videotaping the UFO's for several weeks and had posted his findings on YouTube. Subsequently, the national media became interested...thus, MUFON figured they had better get involved as well. MUFON assigned Tom Wertmen to Eugene Erlikh's case. MUFON's first determination was that this was the planet Venus, but they finally concluded that Eugene was filming aircraft coming in and out over Lake Erie from Hopkins-Cleveland International Airport. MUFON's Tom Wertmen alleged he corroborated with unnamed air traffic controllers at the airport, but no names or references were given. Was the FAA possibly involved?
Friday night on The Alien Agenda radio, both Eugene Erlikh and Michael Lee Hill were featured on the show. Both had filmed unknown multicolored orb/craft over Lake Erie and coincidentally live within 5 minutes of each other in Cleveland. Michael's videos go further back to 2006 and Eugene's are more recent. On April 6, 2010 Michael and Eugene unknowingly and simultaneously filmed similar multicolored orb/craft on the same night and at the same time or within minutes of each other. Both videographers made this discovery just yesterday as well.
According to Erlikh, at approximately 6:45pm EST, on Thursday night (April 8, 2010) a private telephone call came into his residence. Eugene answered and the man on the other end assumed to know it was Eugene and called him by name. The man identified himself as a member of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies. He did give his name and email that is, in fact, linked to the BAASS.ORG domain name. He asked Eugene a number of questions pertaining to the sightings over Lake Erie. The man then demanded Eugene give up the exact coordinates of the location the lights are appearing. When Eugene questioned the man, he stated he knew the lights were not terrestrial or from this planet and there's big money involved in obtaining that technology. He instructed Eugene to email him the coordinates. Eugene immediately hung up the telephone.
The first video was made by Michael Lee Hill on April 6th, 2010 and the second was made by Eugene Erlikh on the same night at approximately the same time
Now, let's assume the comments made by Erlikh are factual. I have no reason not to believe he is telling the truth based on his diligence in recording these events in an honest manner and not refusing to disclose any information to MUFON. But, when someone unknown to you calls your residence, identifies themselves as a representative of BAASS and demands information, well, it's time to start questioning people's motives.
Later though, Mr. Webre writes: MUFON’s Mark Easter pointedly stated, “I want to deal with the big picture – the level that Dr. Kelleher discussed with you. The BAASS – MUFON program is a good program. BAASS did not want to manage MUFON and MUFON did not want to manage BAASS. The only issue was an accounting issue.”
Mr. Easter stated, “The best outcome would be for the BAASS-MUFON relationship to get back on track.”
Mr. Easter continued, “MUFON has a computerized case management UFO reporting system now. To MUFON volunteers who are ready to be on 24 hour standby in this economy, the BAASS-MUFON agreement is a God-send.”
To this reporter, Mark Easter’s case for BAASS-MUFON resurrection seems a reasonable one.
Since the FAA initiative allowed BAASS to investigate pilot sightings and the fact that they later tried to gloss over this directive, seems to suggest that their reasoning is somewhat ambiguous.
So where does this leave the MUFON-BAASS relationship? I respect Mr. Webre's opinion but, frankly, I get the sense that MUFON has been compromised to a point where it will never be an independent entity again. Hey, money talks...the person handing it out does the talking. I will continue to present the information available and watch to see if 'where there's smoke, there's fire.' I suppose time will tell, though I question if the right of the public to access the truth about UFOs and extraterrestrials will ever be achieved...Lon
The following are previous humanoid / cryptid encounter reports received by various agencies worldwide:
Location/Date: Houston, Texas - 1998 - late night
Pamela Stonebrook, the well-known jazz singer, whose first recorded abduction is dated 1994 (but she had earlier abductions, suppressed in her memory since her childhood) reported that she later had sexual contacts with a reptilian entity. The sex was very unlike any sex with any human man.
On that night she was sleeping when suddenly she awoke and found that she was having sex with someone beautiful “like a Greek God”. The man was tall, blond, light haired with a beautiful face. At first she thought that it was just a dream. But the sex was so furious that she closed her eyes and enjoyed the all-submerging feelings. When she again opened her eyes, she didn’t see the beautiful blond slender man but before her she instead saw a reptilian entity with scaly skin. At that moment she understood that the alien visitor was able to camouflage its appearance.
Afraid of the alien’s real appearance, she cowered back. But then she heard a telepathic message from her partner... “With me you are safe. We have been together forever, we love each other”. Maybe they had been together forever indeed but Pamela only remembered the encounters since 1998. Pamela described her reptilian lover as very sensitive and very intelligent, his body resembled that of the body of a snake, solid, but smooth, greenish or yellow-green in color. The eyes of the reptilian were larger than human eyes and she noticed different tints in the alien’s eyes---golden, red and brown. The alien’s eyes reminded her of a cat’s eyes, with vertical pupils, but very beautiful. His neck was massive and on the top of his head he had a crest and two openings and a small bulge for a nose.
Pamela finally was able to talk to her family and friends about her encounters and said, “Frankly speaking, I don’t care a rap if anyone would laugh at my story, because I myself would react the same way---before it happened to me.”
Source: "A Personal Experience; The True Story of a Jazz Singer and Her Extraterrestrial" _________________________
HUGE RED EYES LOOKING BACK!
Location/Date: Northern Virginia - January 2001 - 3:00 am
Several family members living in a remote location heard strange screams or yells coming from the woods resembling that of a woman crying out in pain. Terrified, they called the police and went out to investigate. The police searched the area with high-powered lights but could not find anything. Some time later they heard the screams again and again the police were summoned and again nothing was found. Next time they decided not to call the police again.
Days later the dogs were heard barking in the backyard. A female witness points the flashlight out back and sees 2 huge red eyes looking back at her. She focuses the light on the eyes but can't make out the figure. She yelled out for additional family members but the eyes disappeared. She vaguely sees a dark figure run into the woods.
A couple of months later, the main witness was taking a stroll near the horse trailer when he saw a huge figure, with gray wiry fur and black patches. The terrified witness froze in place and fixed the flashlight on the creature, which moved behind the trailer and vanished. Day's later neighbors saw a similar creature in their backyard.
Location/Date: Southern Illinois - May 2, 2003 - 3:30 am
Three young women returning from a bonfire and party in the countryside and had just finished returning some of the equipment and chairs to a shed. As they got back into the van one of the girls saw a figure standing a little off the driveway by the house. She motioned the others to look at it and becoming afraid headed back into town.
They described the figure as man-like, light colored or wearing white clothing. Soon they headed over to the bonfire, which was still burning. Suddenly in the glow of the headlights they all saw what appeared to be two separate rows of creatures or figures. Maybe 15 to each row and about approximately 3 to 4 ft tall and standing only about 15 ft from them, directly in front of the car. One of the witnesses described them as having 'Christmas light' heads and that the heads were connected to the body but she couldn't see how. Their arms were up, but she couldn't see hands. She says they were stick-like, dark gray or brown in color. They did not move and stood perfectly still. They appeared to be frozen in two separate rows. Two of the girls began to cry and screamed for the driver to leave the area immediately. Terrified they drove away from the area and drove around for about 2 hours before having the courage to return back to their homes.
Source: NUFORC _______________________ 'WHAT'S A PIZZA?'
Location/Date: New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland - 1990 - late evening
A man named Brian Wilson was working the late shift one night at a local pizza parlor when a pair of "rather small" adults, who had a somewhat "lopsided" look about them, approached the counter, raised their right hands, and announced; "Hi, we're Americans!"
"What would you like?" Brian asked them.
They countered, "What do you make?"
"Pizzas" replied Brian.
"What are pizzas?" inquired the supposed Americans.
The couple watched Brian intently as he prepared two cheese and tomato pizzas. All the while, the male "kept looking around the shop like he'd never been in a pizza parlor before". Then the female pointed to a bowl of green peppers and asked what they were.
By now, Brian's colleague Doug had also noticed that there was something rather odd about the pair, and the two chefs exchanged glances of disbelief as Brian carefully explained what a pepper was.
"Do they taste nice?" wondered the female.
As the pair waited in silence for their pizzas (complete with green peppers) to cook, other customers came in and out of the shop as usual. Once their order was ready, the extraordinary Americans settled their bill. Each took a single bite out of their pizza then threw the remainder into the bin outside the shop.
Brian entertained a suspicion that his visitors may have literally been from another planet "I had read stories on the subject of aliens masquerading as human beings," he told investigators. "These two individuals came across as acting as humans, but not doing a very good job of it!"
latimes - Bacteria in the guts of some Japanese people may have acquired the ability to digest seaweed because of the sushi their human hosts consume, researchers have reported. The evolved trait enables their human hosts to digest carbohydrates found in edible seaweed such as nori, whose tough cell walls the human body cannot process on its own.
The finding, published Thursday in the journal Nature, was stumbled upon by biochemists at the National Center for Scientific Research and Pierre and Marie Curie University in France while seeking enzymes that could digest carbohydrates in the walls of certain red algae.
They were not surprised to discover genes carrying the code for such enzymes in several seaborne microbes that live and feast on the algae.
But they were surprised when a genetic database revealed evidence of the same genes in a completely different habitat: the human gut, specifically, a Japanese gut.
"We were astonished," said study co-author Mirjam Czjzek of the university's Roscoff Biological Station. "But rather quickly, when we saw it was a Japanese sample, we got the connection."
The researchers then searched for signs of the genes in two sets of data: one gathered from bacteria living in the guts of 18 North Americans and the other from those of 13 Japanese. They found signs of the enzymes in five of the Japanese samples, but none in those from the North Americans.
Scientists theorize that the gut bacteria acquired the genetic instructions to make the enzymes when DNA was transferred to them from bacteria living on the nori seaweed that the Japanese were wrapping around their sushi.
Just how long ago the genetic transfer occurred is unclear, said Justin L. Sonnenburg, a Stanford University microbiologist who was not involved in the study. It's also unclear how the genetically altered bacteria survive from one generation of guts to the next.
"This is something we don't really know; we don't understand how it happens that well," he said.
Czjzek said it is quite possible that there are also North Americans not of Japanese ancestry with the ability to digest nori.
But sushi is a relatively recent introduction to North American cuisine, so it's unlikely that contemporary sushi eaters' gut flora would have been exposed to enough marine bacteria to pick up the genetic trait, said Sonnenburg, who wrote a commentary in Nature accompanying the study.
"I think this likely happened back when diets were much less sterile, and the seaweed was teeming with marine microbes," he said. "And I think probably the nori wrappers we find on sushi wraps in the States probably have a lot less microbial burden today." ___________________ Human Gut Microbes Hold 'Second Genome'
bbc - The human gut holds microbes containing millions of genes, say scientists.
In fact, there are more genes in the flora in the intestinal system than the rest of our bodies. So many that they are being dubbed our “second genome”.
A study published in the journal Nature details the analysis of the genes, carried out to better understand how the gut flora is affected by disease.
“Basically, we are a walking bacterial colony,” said Professor Jeroen Raes, one of the researchers involved.
“There is a huge diversity. We have about 100 times more microbial genes than human genes in the body. We also have 10 times more bacterial cells in our body than human cells,” he told BBC News. Most of the microbes present in our bodies live in the gut.
Professor Raes, who works at Vrike Universiteit Brussel, explained why the microbes warranted such an intensive study: “Gut flora is crucial for our health. We’re basically living in symbiosis with these microbes.
“The bacteria help digest food, provide vitamins, protect us from invading pathogens. If there’s a disturbance, people get all sorts of diseases such as Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, and a link has also been made to obesity.”
Untangling a mess
The researchers have developed what is called a metagenome, a combined genome of all the bacteria sequenced at once.
By mapping the genes, the scientists have found a way around the problem of having to culture bacteria in order to study them.
Many bacteria are very difficult to grow in cultures in the lab. From looking at the genes, the researchers hope to be able to investigate how the flora changes when a person has a disease.
“It will allow us to understand diseases better,” said Professor Raes. “We know there is a microbial component but we don’t know exactly how [it works]. We will use it for prognostic and diagnostic markers so we can predict disease severity or sensitivity to these diseases.”
Dr Dusko Ehrlich said the work was showing promising results: “We have extremely interesting findings based on the results of this gene catalogue. We already have very exciting results in terms of differences between healthy and sick people.”
My friend 'SW' forwarded the following personal encounter:
Friday, April 2, 2010- We were on our way to Abilene, from our home in Breckenridge. At approx. 7:30 a.m., it was just before we reached the bridge over Hubbard Lake on 180, west bound.
My spouse was driving and I was just looking around, when my eyes locked onto the road ahead of us. We were coming upon a small rise in the road, visibility very clear. Suddenly I see something run across the road from left to right (South to North), right on top of the crest of the rise. It was like seeing small feet and partial legs in a fast trot across the road. It was almost like something mirroring the road surface, but visible above the road by about 10 inches or so.
It reminded me of the Predator in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. I could not see above the calf area of the legs, except the rippled, distorted sky behind the object, about the size of a body.
As we passed that area, I looked to my right into the bar-ditch area and there was nothing there, no animal, nothing. I couldn't see anything on the side of the road, or near the trees but I had the feeling that something watched us go by.
I remember telling my spouse immediately when I saw this thing cross the road, "Oh wow! Did you see that thing cross the road?" He hadn't noticed but I described to him what I saw. For the rest of the trip I kept watching to see if maybe it was just my eyes playing tricks on me but I never saw anything like that again, during the trip.
What was it I saw? Was it a cloaked entity, a trick of light, or possibly heat waves off the pavement? I ruled out the later, as the evening before was quite cool and the morning sun had not yet warmed up the air, or pavement enough to cause that effect.
I don't believe it could have been miniature dust devils, as whatever it was, it was moving across a light southeast breeze. As for a trick of the light, the sun was directly behind us and barely above the eastern horizon. The only thing I have to go on, is the fact that I felt a presence as it crossed in front of us and then as we passed where it crossed. It still gives me chills.
In November last year we reported on, and supplied photographs of, a giant snake event in near the jungle city of Iquitos Peru. The photographs we commissioned showed a trail at least 5 meters wide and now we have located video evidence to support our photos and eye-witness accounts.
The video is in Spanish but we have had our contact in the Amazon supply a full translation.
This is clearly further evidence that the Black Boa, Yacumama, Sachamama and the Minhocao are one and the same animal. All contemporaneous description and photographic evidence points to this conclusion.
As your readers will know, we have been in discussions with selected TV Production companies and Broadcasters with the aim of supporting our return to the Amazon this year for a ground expedition is search of conclusive evidence including DNA to prove that this snake is a species previously unknown to science.
Although we still remain hopeful we received a setback last week when National Geographic International (who took an interest in our project) became concerned about the risks involved in the return expedition. Please see the correspondence below. We will continue to keep you posted on our progress:
Re: Yacumama & the South American Dragon Submission
Mark xxxx (email@example.com)
30 March 2010 19:12:17
G Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this but we reviewed the materials from Firecracker Films regarding Yacumama. It is an exciting and intriguing story for sure. While we did like the father/son dynamic, NGCI...feel that there is a bit of risk associated with a program of this nature. Also, upon further evaluation of our current and future programming, we don't have a strong need for a one-off of this nature at this time. Our primary need is for series.
That being said, we'd be happy to take a look once again when the project is completed.
All the best in your journey to find the Yacumama!
After seeing Lucho Llosa's Anaconda movie, panic has -in some way- generalized against this giant snake, and myths grew around this animal, that is why we believe that if the Peruvian movie maker Lucho Llosa had heard the story lived by these persons, he would have to re-write Anaconda and roll a second part.
In the human settlement 24 de Mayo, today's dawn, the dwellers got into panic when seeing that on the enormous swamp located at the posterior part of the settlement, a huge silhouette of dragged grass and mud was drawn; attributing the event to the Sachamama, although others said that it a was gigantic boa that guarded a small pond of the place.
Presenter- Before the rain fell, was there this here?
Woman- Yes, there was a cocha here
Presenter- A cocha… but was it a cocha that size or…
Woman- All this is water, don’t you see where you are walking?
Presenter- ok, but was there this entire open field?
Man with hat- No, no, there was not… there was not
Woman in white- The neighbors who live near here inform that , they said that there was not; it was just a swamp, water, grass; that is why they are surprised to see all this today.
Presenter- To get to the sinuous path made by the alleged gigantic boa, we had to walk over the mud, only then we could see what remained from the night before, after heavy rains accompanied by lightning and thunder, according to the version of these persons, they felt small tremor at the time the enormous beast got out of its hiding place, to slide to the nearest river opening a trail of more than 5 meters wide, although it has to be said that nobody, but nobody saw the boa.
Man in green- It started to move like this, circulate, until it found a way out over there; and you cannot say that there is a channel over there because everything was plain, as you can see it was plain, all this is a trail that it made, look, it looked like it wanted to get out that way but turned over there, it took all this way, (woman: and it made all this, didn’t it?) it took all this; if you keep walking that way you can see, it remained like this. But before it was not like that.
Presenter- People, you say that before people used to throw their garbage here
Woman- Everything, here. Look, it is all clean. (Woman in white)
Presenter- But you consider that that made the animal furious,
Woman in gray- yes because they were throwing broken glass for it to go away…because here there was a cocha, like a lagoon, which never dried out. And where there is a cocha that never dries it is because there is an animal, it has a mother.
Presenter- Did you feel the same tremor, earthquake?
Woman in gray- That was at night, we could not see.
Presenter- But, have you felt a tremor or something?
Woman in white- yes the neighbors say
Woman in gray- there are Aguaje trees over there that were moved like this from one side to the other.
Presenter- But you did not get to see the animal, you assume that it was a boa that got out of here?
Presenter- This family lives in front of this swamp and like their neighbors they found themselves surprised with the event and attest that since before they used to feel small tremors that they supposed it caused by this gigantic boa.
Woman in orange- I did not imagine if the animal, the boa was going to get out.
Presenter- But you supposed that an animal was living there?
Woman in orange- Yes, we supposed there was an animal here because we are living here for 4 years, but every time the animal moved we felt like the earth was moving.
Presenter- Ah.. You say then that the earth felt like moving?
Woman in orange- Yes, yes, we felt like the earth was moving.
Presenter- Rain or no rain?
Woman in orange- Yes, rain or no rain. Like an earthquake. Ground moved.
Presenter- All these people were witnesses of an event like this without getting to see the animal for which we had a doubt of the possible existence of a boa who reaches up to 5 meters in width, doubt that took us to consult Pedro Perez, Biologist, specialist in ophidian and reptiles; and from a professional point of view answered the questions:
Pedro Perez- (“Herpetologist”) Firstly, it doesn’t, it doesn’t exist a reptile, and in this case, a boa of such magnitude of such width, there can exist a 7 meters boa but in length not in width. Well, normally this types of stories are related to… to… torrential rains that fall over determined types of soils, soft soils; where it can generate a… a… sliding of this types of soils. So this makes the idea that an animal of this magnitude has passed by, but in reality it is more related to… to… strong rains, types of soft soils, and sliding more than to an animal very wide that… that does not exist in the Amazonia.
Presenter- Things seemed to be clear but this dweller (woman) has another testimony.
Presenter- So, so, you always thought that there was something here because of a lagoon.
Woman in gray- Yes, young man, because over there, a friend, from his very side walk another black boa came out leaving a trail around 2 ½ 3 meters more or less, the width of that trail over there…,
Presenter- In that occasion, did you see the boa?,
Woman in gray- Yes, it was a black boa. Yes, it was at 4:00PM
Presenter- did you see it
Woman in gray- breaking all his entire sidewalk. Moved everything in his house. Like it was a quake, in his house. But that one went that way by that channel there.
Presenter- And the specialist responded:
Pedro Perez- Definitely, a big animal needs to eat a lot of food … no? For it to maintain its enormous body, if it is a big animal it needs to eat big animals: (wild pig) Sajino, (other type of wild pig) Huangana, (Capibara) Ronsoco, and I don’t think they are in this place, there are not that kind of animals there. At the most there are, maybe, little rats, little frogs, but it is not going to be enough to maintain this, this enormous animal.
And, and in some cases, it has been observed that big serpents, big boas can eat people but in very extreme cases where there are no food.
If, in case, there could be an animal so big of that dimensions, then it would have been eating persons in that place.
Presenter- For the most specialized explanations that exist; beliefs or popular myths, many times, overcome the scientific criteria. Since before seeing it many believe that the Sachamama, Gigantic boa or how you want to call it, keeps more live than ever in all the lakes of the jungle and the Human Settlements.
A group of paranormal investigators based in the nation’s capitol, has been asked to investigate four historic, haunted properties in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood. The Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fells Point requested the investigations in order to determine the truth behind the many reports of ghostly sounds, sights, and smells at these properties over the years.
The Robert Long House, constructed around 1765, is the oldest urban residence still standing in Baltimore, while the Merchants House dates from circa 1800. The old hotel, now the Fells Point Visitors Center, is more accurately described as a former saloon and brothel that served the sailors in this active port city. Staff and visitors have experienced paranormal phenomena in all these locations, as well as in the nearby Horse Car Barn.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity,” R.I.P. President Patricia Marin stated. “We’ve investigated a number of historic sites before and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can discover in Fells Point.” The group uses both scientific and occult methodologies to uncover paranormal activities. Along with employing various types of equipment, R.I.P. also has two mediums on the team, one of whom is a federal law enforcement agent in his day job. “We have high standards of proof for paranormal activities,” explained Lisa Linden, R.I.P. Co-Founder.
R.I.P.’s first investigation of the Robert Long House and the Merchants House begins the evening of April 24th and may last all night. This investigation is being filmed for an episode of “The R.I.P. Files,” the group’s new Internet TV series which will debut on Ghost Channel TV (www.ghostchannel.tv) and on blip.tv this spring. ______________________
HAUNTED FELLS POINT, BALTIMORE, MD
The Horse You Came In On, a pub on the last street before the docks, is rumored to have been one of Edgar Allen Poe’s favorite drinking spots. In fact, one of the female employees, who declined to give her name for superstitious reasons, theorizes that the dark poet, “…had been walking home from The Horse You Came In On when he died”.
She believes it is Edgar Allen Poe’s ghost that resides in this pub. She believes the spirit, which this employee lovingly refers to as “Edgar”, is responsible for strange occurrences throughout the bar.
Aside from having seen the chandelier swing on its own, the bartender also recounts an eerie memory of one morning when she arrived to open the bar and prepare it for the evening. As she walked by the cash register, its drawer opened by itself. She closed the drawer and went about her business. To her surprise, the drawer again opened by itself. Once again, she pushed the drawer closed. Before the bar opened, she would close the drawer twice more in this mysterious exercise.
At the end of her shift as she was leaving, she told the evening bartender about what had happened. To her amazement, he told her that the same thing had happened to him several times in the past.
The employees have since nicknamed their ghost “Edgar” and now speak to him regularly. The female bartender says that when one of these occurrences happens, usually around closing time, she speaks to him, acknowledging his presence. Whatever the source of these phenomena is, the employees at The Horse You Came In On do believe in the existence of spirits, particularly that of the legendary Edgar Allen Poe.
In 1726, William Fell purchased the land where the small waterfront community of Fells Point still thrives. His son, Edward Fell, laid the lots and streets of Fells Point. Stories surrounding the ghost of Mr. Fell are unclear as to whether the spirit is that of the father or of the son. Coby Kay Callahan recount stories of seeing a man dressed in 18th century clothing walking the streets of Fells Point.
Callahan tells the story of leaving the bar known as Friends. “Some of my friends bartend at Friends. I live three blocks east of Friends and I have to walk east to get home. About 2:30am one morning, I saw this man dressed in funny clothes like you would see in an old picture like from the 18th century”. Callahan was afraid. She felt somewhat protected by her boyfriend Christopher Carter who was walking with her.
The pair walked towards their home in the direction she had seen the man. She caught another glimpse of the man, but this time she saw just the back of him in motion as he walked into an alley. When they reached the alley and looked for the man, there was no one there.
Later that week when Callahan told her friends at the bar about the man, they told her about the local legend of “Mr. Fell”. It is said that late at night after last call, either William or Edward Fell can be seen walking the streets of Fells Point, just the way they might have walked after last call during the days in which they lived in the tiny port town.
Fells Point is a hot bed of paranormal activity. Its colorful and storied past—full of drinking, fighting and whoring (...and poisonings and deaths of homesick sailors) ensures there are plenty of restless souls floating around this historic waterfront area. It's a neighborhood where the shadow of Edgar Allan Poe still looms on it's uneven cobblestone streets.
NOTE: I'll vouch for the craziness at The Horse You Came In On, at least when I frequented the place many years ago. I may have been a bit inebriated but not to a degree that I didn't recognize some of the paranormal activity....mostly glasses moving on the bar and coasters flying around...Lon
io9 - Members of the "Animal Pathology Field Unit" in the UK have identified a UFO hotspot in the UK, where locals say the skies are lit up by flashing lights and dozens of sheep have been mutilated by mysterious forces.
Why are the aliens always mutilating cows and sheep? No word on that yet, but at least we've got a better understanding of where the UFOs are likely to hit.
According to The Sun:
Phil Hoyle, 53, who has spent nine years probing the riddle of livestock found killed, said of the night-time spectacle last month: "For a short while it looked more like a Star Wars battle."
Next day he interviewed farmers and "all but one had had some type of unusual disappearance of animals or deaths with strange injuries" . . . The retired steelworker, who lives near Shrewsbury, Shrops, said: "Animals are being clinically and surgically sampled by a highly advanced technology." He and members of his 15-strong team saw the UFOs at work as they spent a night at a Welsh hill farm monitoring the skies around the Radnor Forest. The spheres not only fired mysterious rays but sent out smaller versions of themselves, which he believes performed the grisly experiments.
He said: "The technology involved in these attacks is frightening. These lights and spheres are clearly not ours. "They are built by technology and intelligence that's not from here."
Phil said the UFOs like to roam a specific 50-mile "corridor" between Shrewsbury and Powys. But Dartmoor and the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire are other hunting grounds. Sheep have been found with neat holes and their brains and other internal organs removed. Others have lost eyes or had their flesh carefully stripped away, usually on the left side. Phil said of his team: "We've devoted our lives to carrying out serious research into the animal mutilation mystery and its connections to the increasingly reported sightings of red and orange spheres."
So now you know where you shouldn't raise sheep. Or where you should go to meet super-hot lizard ladies who can fill you with bliss. Either way.
Special Guest - Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia
Billy Willard is president of an environmental consulting firm. He oversees various types of environmental assessment and cleanup projects (e.g., leaking underground petroleum tanks, environmental site assessments, and soil/groundwater remediation). Billy is an OSHA Hazwoper Supervisor and holds many other credentials. Billy became interested in the Bigfoot phenomena early in life as a kid after watching such movies as the Legend of Boggy Creek and the Creature From Black Lake. In 2005, Billy and his son Josh formed Sasquatch Watch of Virginia. Billy is currently vice president of the American Bigfoot Society (ABS), a director for The Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers (AIBR), member of the Northeast Sasquatch Researchers Association (NESRA) and a member of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society (PBS).
In addition, Billy hosts an internet radio program every Monday night at 9pm Eastern on the BlogTalk Radio Network called Sasquatch Watch Radio. Each week he has guests from around the world that include Bigfoot researchers and eyewitnesses.
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Special Guest - Melissa Hovey of The American Bigfoot Society
Melissa Hovey is a researcher, living in the State of Ohio. She is the President of the American Bigfoot Society (ABS). Melissa also runs her own blog and discussion forum entitled The Search for Bigfoot.
In 2007, Melissa began her internet radio work with shows like "Let's Talk Bigfoot", and "The Sasquatch Experience" where she interviewed such personalities as John Green, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Benjamin Radford and Rick Noll.
In June of 2008 Melissa began co-hosting a new program on Talkshoe, with her friend and fellow TBRC Board Member and Field Researcher Monica Rawlins, called "The Grey Area" which is simulcast on the UK's Global Radio 1.
Melissa was also featured on the all female expedition episode of MonsterQuest, titled "Bigfoot".
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Weekly Segment Host: Nick Redfern - It's A "Para" Normal World
heraldstandard - Matthew "Sandman" Kelley of Markleysburg will undertake a paranormal investigation later this year that never has been attempted when he and his crew travel to the spot that the RMS Titantic sank nearly 100 years ago.
Kelley is a member of Society of the D.E.A.D. (Direct Evidence After Death) paranormal society based in Fayette County. He was hoping to travel to the site to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the sinking in April, but weather concerns have pushed the trip back to July.
The trip will begin July 10 and stretch until July 28, and the crew will leave Nova Scotia and spend four days out on the water at the site of the sinking in the Atlantic Ocean.
Kelley said the investigation would include a day with a paranormal research session, with the crew located directly above the site where the Titanic sank. He said the crew would collect EVPs, which are electronic voice phenomenon believed to be voices of spirits that cannot be heard by the human ear. The crew also plans to perform a side-sonar scan image of the sunken luxury liner.
When EVPs are collected, there are Class A or Class B recordings, with the Class A being interactive and the Class B being residual, or the equivalent of hearing a tape recording being replayed from another time, Kelley explained.
Kelley said he doesn't expect any Class A voices from the sinking site.
"It would be a sad thing if spirits were still there," Kelley said.
Kelley said the sunken ship is deteriorating rapidly.
The ship sank 98 years ago on the morning of April 15, 1912, and of a total of 2,223 people aboard, only 706 survived.
The number of lifeboats on board the ship was only enough for about half of the passengers.
Kelley said the trip to the site also would include a memorial service in which 1,533 white roses will be put into the water.
A documentary will be filmed during the expedition, and Kelley said he is hoping to get it aired on the History Channel.
Kelley said the idea of traveling to the site of the ship's sinking came to him about a year and a half ago as he was trying to come up with the idea of doing something in the paranormal field that hadn't been done before.
In addition to himself, Kelley said he has collected the following people in the paranormal field to make the trip: Chris Dedman, David Burnsworth, Megan Riggar, Kenny Riggar, Gregg Cable, Robert Davis, Bishop James Long, Serenity Moore, Nicole Leader, Christel Brooks, James Sexton, Brooke Sexton, Chris Maggard, Tom Carr, Liesha Lawson, Karen Miles, Diane Marie Goff, Ash Blackwell and Brian Clune.
The paranormal research group Society of the D.E.A.D. was formed in April 2002 with the goal of unlocking the mysteries of the paranormal with an eye on science rather than superstition, Kelley said.
Society of the DEAD also has traveled to a prison in Mansfield, Ohio, that was featured in the movie "Shawshank Redemption."
A 'reptilian' image capture (behind the being) from video by David Eckhart. This is one of two frames where the reptilian emerged.
A few days ago, David Eckhart referred me to 'Matt', an 'experiencer' who wanted to reveal his encounter experiences. The following is Matt's unedited account:
"I am a former NOPD officer, who had several reptilian abductions in 2005. These involved paramilitary type training scenarios. As a consequence of these abductions, I experienced strange physiological symptoms. I developed new allergies, my senses became overly sensitive, and my body temperature dropped around 3-4 degrees. I've been blood tested, and it's not a thyroid condition.
Common conception of a reptilian being from various witness recollections
As you may have heard, there have been a series of reptilian sightings on the west coast of Florida. The 2 locations are Punta Gorda and North Port, Florida. I traveled to one of these hotspots a few months ago and had a close encounter with a large winged reptilian.
Around midnight, columns of light descended into the neighbor's yard , like silent lightning. A few hours later, I could hear large creatures rustling in the bushes. at around 2:30 am, one of the creatures struck a large tree in half in a single blow. Its important to note that a tree smashing event happened in north port, a few weeks before my experience. One reptilian witness in that area claimed that a reptilian cracked a fallen tree trunk in half, as the witness jogged by (in order to intimidate the witness).
I deliberately went into the woods with no flashlight, no camera, and no weapon. I knew they were far too smart to approach if I had any of these devices on my person. I didn't manage to get any sort of telepathic communication, but, I am the only visitor to the site to get such a violent reaction. The owner of the property, Tom, is able to testify to the fact that I was 50 yards away from that large tree when it was smashed, and there wasn't anyone else in the woods. At around 4:30 am that night, I loudly announced that I was going back inside the nearby house, and i was done for the evening. I had spent all night pacing along the treeline, in the dark, and was quite upset by that time at the reptilian's hesitancy to approach. They had no reason not to approach me--i was clearly armed with no weapons , cameras , or lights. Shortly after I entered the back porch, one of the reptilians let out a LOUD sigh, that trailed off into an alligator type growl. Clearly, it thought I was done for the night, and had gone all the way back inside the house. I ran back outside, and proceeded to criticize further about its inability to approach me. The sounds it made were IDENTICAL to the growls heard on the Eckhart tapes (especially the deeper guttural tones). Its important to note that the local witness has seen a pair of white albino winged draco type aliens in the area for many months (as have several neighbors, and his sons). These same reptilians have recently taken to vandalizing his truck. In one incident, the larger winged draco punched the side mirror off his truck with such force that it woke all of the dogs in the neighborhood, and sent the mirror flying a great distance. It could not have been a car, because it was parked in a locked, gated driveway. This happened around 3 am, just like the tree smashing I witnessed." ...Matt David Eckhart forwarded the follow notes made by Matt in reference to the David's videotaped encounter that I have posted on YouTube:
Video 9 - (careful with roars from vid 9. Very loud, Much Bass) 4:39 to 4:50 (huge growl, accompanied by striking wall or floor) - 5:50 to 6:20 (faint distant growling, then, sudden load roar nearby) - 6:30 to 6:55 (rasps as it inhales, then house shaking roar) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpqs2Vloclo
Video 8 - :06 to :44 (smaller entities arguing,rasping noises) - 1:04 to 1:30 (loud gurgle, answered by another creature's hiss) - 1:47 to 2:00 (more bellowing) - 2:18-2:30(extensive roar, heard from far end of property) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0YJoVSW1IA
Video 7 - 4:16 to 4:45 (wow) - 5:15 to 5:20 (distant, but very severe. Shook house) - 5:47 to 6:11 (good) - 6:40 to end (excellent) Warning extremely loud, and high bass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr6i-hyYOZA
Video 6 - :02 to :19 (growl) - :33 to 1:16 (2-3 reptilians arguing LOUDLY. Very vivid) -1:25-2:10 ( loud argument, hissing,growling, back and forth. VERY CLEAR.) - 2:23 to 2:30 (Hiss) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjIDrMZfPPY
Video 5 - 0:01 to 0:10 (faint growl/bellow) - 2:10 to 2:15 (growling) - 2:32 to 3:09 (growling,arguing,hissing VIVID) - 3:28 to 3:46 (growling,hissing, argument between 2 distinct entities. 1 small, 1 large.) - 4:13 to 4:22 (raspy hiss) - 5:36 to 5:46 (loud hissing/growling argument) - 6:07 to 6:20 (more arguing) - 6:25 to 7:07 (3 reptilians arguing loudly. growling/hissing,deep bellow . EXTREMELY VIVID. BEST OF SERIES TOWARDS END) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNYdPqC2cJQ
Video 2 - 3:12 to 3:45 (growling,LOUD hiss, growling) - 4:08 to 4:40 (growling/hissing. Argument ends in loud hiss) - 4:57 to 5:13 (Vivid hiss, then growling) - 5:23 to 5:44 (violent argument, loud hisses, deep growl, intermittent) - 6:18 to 6:36 (as many as 4 reptilians arguing, hissing, banging objects) - 6:51 to 7:28 (more arguing, ended by larger reptilian bellowing) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEO9Hzav5G8 _______________________
The following links are in reference to David Eckhart's experiences which, in fact, continue to this day:
This report is being transposed by Morgan Beall (MUFON Investigator) direct from witness at his residence. 9-9-2009 Witnessed two pairs of lights near my back yard in empty lots that are wooded. The lights seemed to dance and moved between trees and brush. Once I stepped out they both pointed directly at me as if the lights were mounted on a helmet or head. The lights were amber in color and round. 10-25-2009 9:30pm Witnessed strange lights moving through wooded areas near my residence moving in and out of the tree coverage. Sighting lasted about a minute.
Video was taken of this event. One light was due west about 300 yards from my property. 10-29-2009 Noticed strange lights in the sky, East horizon. The first light traveled in from the sky at about a 45 degree angle and stopped suddenly. About a minute later a second light streaked in from the south and also stopped suddenly. At about this time I started taping the event. About 2 to 3 minutes later the third light came in from the north and streaked in is 3 separate busts of speed. Once all three lights were in a triangle formation they seemed to instantly inch towards the middle of the formation as if it “docked”. The Formation of lights then slowly started to drift down towards the ground. The formation of lights then seemed to quickly shift a few degrees instantly. A second witness my wife witnessed this and quickly went back into the house. At this point I could hear a helicopter approaching from the south.
The Helicopter seemed to approach the formation of lights and or between me and the lights. The helicopter also flew directly over my house and circled the house after I pointed the camcorder at it with its IR light on about three times. The Objects eventually went up slowly and started to separate and disappeared over a long period of time. The helicopter returned the next night but flew in one direction. 11-3-2009 About 1:25sm in the morning we heard noses in the back yard. Son in Law and myself went to the backyard. We could hear noises and branches breaking. My son in law pointed his light in the shrubs and we saw what looked like a pale white skin arm grasping a branch. It seemed to duck the light and hide but we should still see the hand and part of the arm. We froze and went into a sort of shock and returned to the house quickly returned to the house and did not go back outside. The hand seemed to have a total of 4 digits, 3 fingers and one thumb the center finger was longer the other two fingers. The skin was pale gray.
NOTE: I had doubts about these initial reports coming out of North Port, FL. But now, with new evidence emerging and personal correspondence with witnesses the past several months, I may need to take a closer look at this phenomenon. I'm still unclear about what is actually going on in this area. I welcome any further witness accounts or evidence. On a side note and from information I have gathered from several of the witnesses, MUFON is no longer involved in this case...Lon