Some mythical creatures have their origin in tradition and tales from the distant past. However, each culture is associated with a multitude of interesting and odd creatures, many of these beings are humanoids. One of these legendary humanoids is the Orc.
Traditionally, Orc is a word used to refer to various races of tough and warlike humanoid creatures in various lore settings. The Orc is a demon of Tyrol alpine folklore. It lives on mountains, Almen, rock holes, or valleys. It warn the noble game of hunters or can be savage and destroy cattle. As a dwarf, the Orc was a well-behaved kobold or house spirit in home wine cellars.
Orcs are often portrayed as misshapen humanoids who are brutal and warmongering (J. R. R. Tolkien's used Orks in Lord of the Rings or as Goblins in The Hobbit). However, some settings and writers describe them as a proud warrior race with a strong sense of honor (Morgan Howell's Queen of the Orcs). They are variously portrayed as physically stronger or weaker than humans, but always high in numbers. They often ride boars, wolves and wargs. In many role-playing and computer games, Orcs mainly have green skin (in such games as Warhammer Fantasy, Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons). Usually Orcs use a shamanistic magic unlike several other races such as Elves. However, their fighting skill is honed to maximum power and efficiency.
In Tolkien's writings, Orcs are of human shape, of varying size but always smaller than Men...ugly, filthy, with a taste for human flesh. They are fanged, bow-legged and long-armed, and some have dark skin as if burned. In a private letter, Tolkien describes them as "squat, broad, flat-nosed, sallow-skinned, with wide mouths and slant eyes...degraded and repulsive versions of the (to Europeans) least lovely Mongol-types".
Orcs fight with ferocity so long as a guiding 'will' (ex. Morgoth or Sauron) compels/directs them. In some instances, Tolkien describes Orcs as mainly being battle fodder (ex. The Battles of the Fords of Isen). Orcs are used as soldiers by both the greater and lesser villains of The Lord of the Rings — Sauron and Saruman.
Orcs eat all manner of flesh, including human. In The Two Towers, Grishnákh, an Orc from Mordor, claims that the Isengard Orcs eat Orc-flesh, but whether that is true or a statement spoken in malice is uncertain; what does seem certain is that, true or false, the Orcs resent that description. However, knowing what they are like and from later events, it seems likely that Orcs do eat other Orcs.
There are few differences between Orcs and Goblins as described by fantasy enthusiasts. Goblins are a lesser kind of Orc who dwell in caves. They can see in total darkness and can scale walls which help them to survive. Orcs are basically warriors, though there are more menacing Orcs. For example, Morranon Orcs are the same height of just under 6 ft., whereas normal Mordor or Isengard Orcs are a lot smaller. Uruk Hai are an advanced breed of Orc (possibly a hybrid of Orcs and Men). Uruk Hai all stand about 6 ft tall and resist the light of the sun better than Orcs, though their night vision is limited. The Berserkers are the top tier Orc, as demonstrated in The Battle of Helms Deep. They are shock troops and are trained to just kill opponents and as fast as possible. They are about 7 foot tall, 300 pounds and use a 5 foot long sword. Berserkers are said to drink human blood before battle in order to turned them into frenzied killers. Traditional Berserkers where said to be a race of Norsemen who fought unclothed and sent ahead of the regular warriors in order to inflict as much horror as possible.
Orcs are described as male creatures, though earlier references may have originally included females. The word Orc may actually be inspired by an Old English word in the poem Beowulf. Orcneas is termed as 'evil spirits of the dead' and is further explained as originating from 'the practice of necromancy, by which evil spirits were conjured by means of corpses back from the world of the dead.' Thus, there may be no need for female Orcs for reproduction.
On the other hand, a Tolkien enthusiast has referred me to the following passage. "But of those unhappy ones who were ensnared by Melkor little is known of a certainty. For who among the living has descended into the pits of Utumno, or has explored the darkness of the counsels of Melkor? Yet it is held true by the wise of Eressea, that all those of the Quendi who came into the hands of Melkor, ere Utumno was broken, were put there into prison, and by slow arts of cruelty were corrupted and enslaved; and thus did Melkor breed the hideous race of Orcs in envy and mockery of the Elves, of whom they were afterwards the bitterest foes. For the Orcs had life and multiplied after the manner of the Children of Iluvatar; and naught that had life of its own, nor the semblence of life, could ever Melkor make since his rebellion in the Ainulindale before the Beginning: so say the wise." -The Silmarillion, Of the Coming of the Elves. His assertion is that female Orcs were kept separate for breeding purposes...only to have contact with the males when more warriors were needed.
Sources: Tolkien, J. R. R. - Christopher Tolkien, ed., Morgoth's Ring Tolkien, J. R. R. - Christopher Tolkien, ed., The War of the Jewels en.wikipedia.org www.patriotresource.com www.orcs.ca forum.barrowdowns.com British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions by Wirt Sikes
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Bioluminescence is a naturally occurring form of chemiluminescence where energy is released by a chemical reaction in the form of light emission. Some creatures produce the chemicals luciferin (a pigment) and luciferase (an enzyme). The luceferin reacts with oxygen to create light. The luciferase acts as a catalyst to speed up the reaction, which is sometimes mediated by cofactors such as calcium ions or ATP. The chemical reaction can occur either inside or outside the cell. In bacteria, the expression of genes related to bioluminescence is controlled by an operon called the Lux operon. Based on its diversity and phylogenetic distribution, it is estimated that bioluminescence has arisen independently as many as 30 times in the course of evolution.
The Vibrionaceae are a family of Proteobacteria, given their own order. Most bioluminescent bacteria belong to this family, and are typically found as symbiotes of deep-sea animals. Bioluminescence is most common in living creatures that has an habitat in pitch black darkness. Eerie white to blue-green bioluminescent bacteria and fungi is seen in the images of a cave in Russia. Sources: english.pravda.ru www.boddunan.com www.worldchanging.com
macarthur - Two sightings of a panther-like creature in the Macarthur area have been reported recently.
Sharon posted she had spotted the animal with her son while driving along Riverside Drive at Airds on Saturday, July 4. “Last night at about about 11pm my son who is learning to drive was driving along Riverside Drive at Airds as part of our driving lesson,” she posted.
“We saw this what appeared to be a black large animal run at lightening speed from one side of road into bushland.
“When I got a better look at it as went to go into the bush it appeared to be like panther.
“It wasn’t a dog as it was quite high in height. My son thought it was a greyhound at first. It was faster than I have ever seen a dog run and seemed to leap and bound as it ran. It freaked us both out and I was relieved my son did not hit it.”
On July 12, Tom posted he had seen a large dark spotted cat when driving through Menangle six months ago.
“At first I thought it was a large dog then I saw a long thick tail and it jumped over a barbed wire fence. I did a u-turn and ran into the bush with a small flash light as I couldn’t believe what I had just seen.
“Sadly I couldn’t see anything but could hear rustling noises.”
MUFON Abruptly Deep-Sixes Member Forum
NOTE: I was informed that MUFON took down their popular member forum yesterday morning without notice, comment or warning to the Administrator or MUFON's 10,000+ members. The MUFON forum was started by James Carrion, the former International Director. Carrion turned over the forum to an interim administrator, Starchild, who then turned the forum ownership to the MUFON Board of Directors.
Yesterday, Friday, 7-16-2010, MUFON's board requested that Proboards, their forum provider, take the forum down. MUFON forum members can now go to the Open Minds Forum for the latest news, to contact fellow forum members, and to participate in active discussions. There is an information and discussion thread at the following link - Information/Discussion...Lon
********** Witchcraft Madness in Africa...Three Recent Incidents
- Chitimukulu Sets Up Own Prison, Locks Up Witches - Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people in Northern Province (Zambia) has allegedly established an illegal prison at his palace to confine people being suspected of practicing witchcraft in his Chiefdom.
- Cameroon: Six Women Jailed For Witchcraft - Six elderly women all from the Bangwa ethnic group of Lebialem Division in the Southwest Region of Cameroon but settled in the municipality of Muyuka, Fako Division, have been jailed for two to six years, for killing through witchcraft.
- FIDA Expresses Concern About Activities of Witch Doctors - The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), has expressed concern about the emerging witchcraft centres in some parts of the Upper East Region (Ghana). The Federation, cited a recent incident involving one Mrs Comfort Aseka, a 57- year- old woman, who was accused of witchcraft by her family, who sent her to a witch doctor at Zaare in the Bolgatanga Municipality, where she was stripped naked and detained for a number of days.
The Remarkable Voyager 2 Marathon Continues
NASA - NASA's plucky Voyager 2 spacecraft hit a long-haul operations milestone on June 28 -- operating continuously for 12,000 days. For nearly 33 years, the venerable spacecraft has been returning data about the giant outer planets, and the characteristics and interaction of solar wind between and beyond the planets. Among its many findings, Voyager 2 discovered Neptune's Great Dark Spot and its 450-meter-per-second (1,000-mph) winds.
The two Voyager spacecraft have been the longest continuously operating spacecraft in deep space. Voyager 2 launched on August 20, 1977, when Jimmy Carter was president. Voyager 1 launched about two weeks later on Sept. 5. The two spacecraft are the most distant human-made objects, out at the edge of the heliosphere -- the bubble the sun creates around the solar system. Mission managers expect Voyager 1 to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space in the next five years or so, with Voyager 2 on track to enter interstellar space shortly after that.
Having traveled more than 21 billion kilometers (13 billion miles) on its winding path through the planets toward interstellar space, the spacecraft is now nearly 14 billion kilometers (9 billion miles) from the sun. A signal from the ground, traveling at the speed of light, takes about 12.8 hours one-way to reach Voyager 2.
Voyager 1 will reach this 12,000-day milestone on July 13, 2010 after traveling more than 22 billion kilometers (14 billion miles). Voyager 1 is currently more than 17 billion kilometers (11 billion miles) from the sun.
The Voyagers were built by JPL, which continues to operate both spacecraft. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.
natchezdemocrat - Authorities fear a big cat, perhaps a cougar, may be roaming the Cedar Point area in Bay St. Louis in Hancock County.
‘‘I was raised in Hancock County, and the old people used to talk about the panthers — the big cats,’’ city animal control Officer Dorty Necaise said Tuesday.
Now, talk of the big cats has returned, brought about by sighting reports and the death of a small dog that was mauled in the vicinity recently.
Deputy Police Chief Mike De Nardo said a family on July 8 reported that their miniature schnauzer had been attacked and killed by a larger animal.
‘‘The owners heard the dog yapping. They went outside and saw a large creature dragging the dog off,’’ he said.
Necaise said he tracked the animal over the weekend and found paw prints that were the size of a Great Dane’s, but obviously from a feline-like creature with big claws.
He said he gathered sets of prints in the mud of the Cedar Point area and from sand traps on the Hollywood Casino golf course.
State wildlife officials were going to join local trapper Clark Breland in searching for the reclusive animal.
Since Hurricane Katrina decimated the area in 2005, Necaise said nature has reclaimed parts of Cedar Point that have not been rebuilt and wild animals abound.
‘‘It’s much wilder than any other part of the city,’’ Necaise said.
There have been reports of hogs, alligators, foxes, bobcats, coyotes and other wild animals, he said.
Mysterious Creature Found in Bay St. Louis, MS
wlox - The Bay St. Louis Police Department is investigating a mysterious and dangerous creature in the Bay's Cedar Point neighborhood.
They said a resident of the area reported seeing a strange looking animal drag off their dog and kill it. The trouble is no one knows what kind of animal it is.
Police have made a mold of its paw print and will have an animal expert analyze it soon. The imprint is about three and a half inches long and has long sharp claws.
They said it could possibly be a mountain lion, but won't know for sure until they get an expert opinion.
Mike DeNardo is the Deputy Chief of the Bay St. Louis Police Department.
"We had a call on Falicity Street of an animal that was dragged off by a large predator," DeNardo said. "We don't want people trying to approach it. Use caution with it. Be real cautious when they let their animals out, and most of all be real cautious when they let their children out. We have no idea what it is yet."
Police said once it is determined what the creature is, they will employ the help of a trapper.
Police Caution Residents to Watch For Big Cat
sunherald - Police are warning residents to watch their pets and small children until a mystery creature roaming the Cedar Point area is caught.
Animal Control officer Dorty Necaise tracked the animal this weekend and found pawprints that were the size of a Great Dane’s, but obviously from a feline with big claws.
“Now that this thing is hunting, people need to watch their children,” Deputy Police Chief Mike DeNardo said.
Necaise and DeNardo believe it’s a big cat they’re looking for, possibly a Florida panther.
They’d heard of sightings, but had no proof.
Then last week something ate Chris and Julie Cowart’s schnauzer.
The Sun Herald first broke the story of Norman the schnauzer Saturday. Julie Cowart watched the creature snatch her 7-year-old dog from her Felicity Street backyard and drag him away. Her husband, Chris Cowart, later found Norman’s remains in the woods behind their home and buried him.
They called police.
“It’s big. It’s a predator,” Necaise said.
Although Florida panthers are an endangered species mostly found in the Sunshine State, it’s possible one could be prowling Bay St. Louis, Necaise said.
Historically, the species roamed the entire southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana, according to a Web site for the Friends of the Florida Panther.
The panther — also called puma, mountain lion and cougar — is tan, with a long, black-tipped tail. Males average 7 feet from nose to tail and weigh about 120 pounds; females can be a foot shorter and weigh about 70 pounds.
Law enforcement officers are employing private tracker Clark Breland to help. The goal is to catch it in a humane, rubber-coated wire trap and hold it for pick-up by the state Department of Wildife, Fisheries and Parks.
Since Hurricane Katrina left so many home sites vacant, more wildlife is moving back into the woody, swampy areas of the city, Necaise said.
In recent years he’s spotted hogs, alligators, a python and even a kangaroo.
But whatever this one is, it’s dangerous, he said.
DeNardo is asking any one who sees it to call 911. He warns against residents trying to trap it or shoot it themselves.
Around 8pm in the evening, a UFO was spotted hovering over Chongqing’s Shaping park for more than an hour. Eyewitnesses describe the same UFO that closed Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan Airport on July 7th. It appeared exactly one week after the last one, but it was observed in a different location.
A witness surnamed Chen gave an account to the media. “I stared at it and it did not move,” Chen said. “After hovering for an hour, the thing started to fly higher and finally out of people’s sight.”
A probe into the UFO incident that closed the airport last week has turned up nothing. A team of UFO experts from Shanghai and Beijing gathered in Hangzhou to assist with the investigation.
The experts aren’t receiving much cooperation from airport officials, though. The officials say again that the radar caught nothing and refuse to turn over radar images from July 7th.
abcnewsAn unidentified flying object (UFO) forced Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou, China to cease operations on July 7. A flight crew preparing for descent first detected the object around 8:40 p.m. and notified the air traffic control department. Aviation authorities responded within minutes, grounding outbound flights and diverting inbound ones to airports in Ningbo and Wuxi.
A UFO in China's skies forces Xiaoshan Airport to cease operations for one hour.
Eighteen flights were affected. Though normal operations resumed an hour later, the incident captured the attention of the Chinese media and sparked a firestorm of speculation on the UFO's identity.
"It is a hidden U.S. bomber flying toward China," one Internet user wrote on Monday. Another wrote on Sunday night, "In my opinion, the UFO is neither a U.S. missile nor a Russian satellite. Suggestions that it is extraterrestrial are even more preposterous. Everyone, use your head. This is clearly a man-made phenomenon. Would the U.S. or Russia risk provoking China's anger by firing a missile or satellite rocket in Chinese skies, without warning? I believe the Chinese military is responsible for the UFO. It is a new missile or aircraft being tested out."
Fueling speculations further, Hangzhou residents released photos, taken in the afternoon before the delays, of a hovering object bathed in golden light and exhibiting a comet-like tail. Less than an hour before the Xiaoshan airport shut down, residents said they also saw a flying object emitting red and white rays of light.
Resident Ma Shijun was taking a nighttime stroll with his wife when he saw the object.
"I felt a beam of light over my head. Looking up, I saw a streak of bright, white light flying across the sky, so I picked up the camera and took the photo. The time was 8:26 p.m. However, whether the object was a plane, or whether it was Xiaoshan Airport's UFO, I don't have a clear answer," Ma told the Xinhua news agency.
The photos taken by Hangzhou residents may be unrelated to the UFO that shut down Xiaoshan Airport. According to Hangzhou meteorological authorities, residents in the afternoon probably saw light reflecting off of an airplane. As for Ma's nighttime photo, Beijing Planetarium curator Zhu Jing told Xinhua that the object looks just like a plane shining its strobe lamps.
For now, the UFO's identity remains shrouded in mystery. A spokesman from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) confirmed to ABC News that the matter is under investigation. He declined to disclose further details. A day after the sighting, however, an anonymous source told China Daily that authorities already discovered the identity of the UFO after an investigation but could not publically disclose the information because "there was a military connection." An official explanation is expected to be released on Friday, the source said.
Today, five researchers from the Beijing UFO Research Society and the Shanghai UFO Investigative Research Center traveled to Hangzhou to study the phenomenon.
"We have several places to visit on our agenda, including the Xiaoshan Airport and the CAAC East China Regional Administration," the director of the Shanghai UFO Investigative Research Center, Lou Jinhong, told ABC News. "I cannot offer an opinion on this case, because we have not yet collected all the relevant documents and data. It's not clear how long the investigation will take."
The Hangzhou incident comes after a string of recent UFO sightings in China. On June 30, residents in Xinjiang province saw a flying object bathed in a fan of white light. Sightings have also been reported in Hunan, Shandong and Jiangsu provinces.
NOTE: I've sat back and have watched this story develop...trying to gather facts apart from the mainstream. Now, this second sighting in Chongqing has stirred the pot again. We'll just have to wait and see where this goes...Lon
Since the recent 'Mr. Mike Backyard Bigfoot' incident and all the hoopla and ruckus because of it, I starting thinking more about my theories regarding this creature. I've maintained for the past year or so that Sasquatch may be something other than just a flesh and blood terrestrial being. There have been countless sightings (including myself) of this creature as compared to the amount of physical evidence retrieved. This fact has forced me question the true nature of the beast, namely...is Sasquatch an interdimensional entity? Is it possible that Sasquatch has the ability to move in and out of this plane of existence into an alternative universe? Perhaps you may think this creature is simply not an earth bound entity because it is actually extraterrestrial or of alien origin.
I would like to read your opinion on this topic. Please forward your response to Send us an email. I would appreciate well written detail of your theory so it can be published on 'Phantoms and Monsters'.
I plan to periodically ask some of the more intriguing alternative questions to my readers so they can respond, share and learn with others. Thanks...Lon
wcsh6 - A group of volunteers who normally search for signs of paranormal activity and unexplained phenomena are joining in the search for a woman missing since 1986.
Kimberly Ann Moreau went out with some friends on the night of May 9, 1986 and never returned home. Her family and police have spent the past 24 years searching for answers.
"There was a mention that she might have been thrown into the Androscoggin River at a location, so we are going to go down there because no one has searched the river," explained Harold Murray, the founder and lead investigator with the Bangor Ghost Hunters.
"Kim's case is the first case for Bangor Ghost Hunters being a missing persons. There are a lot of unanswered questions, a lot of unexplained things."
The group has met with Dick Moreau, Kim's father, numerous times over the past year. They have searched forests and fields in the area and followed leads developed by looking through information gathered by the family and investigators.
"I'm not saying we are going to go out there and we are going to find her," said Murray. "The odds of us finding her are pretty astronomical. We might come across something that might help Richard and his search."
"At this point we haven't been successful finding her anywhere else," said Dick Moreau. "Another set of eyes says how come nobody has ever looked down the river. We've gone through and says ok, what are the things that have not yet been done, and searching the river was one of them."
A group of about 20 volunteers from across the state will meet on Friday in Mexico to launch their canoes loaded with gear. They are hoping to search islands in the river throughout the weekend for any trace of Kimberly Ann Moreau.
"I'm a father. I have a daughter. I would be doing the same thing that Richard Moreau is doing, too," explained Murray. "He wants closure. If it was my little girl, I would be doing the same thing."
"There is a hope that we are going to come across something, somebody will finally speak, I mean how much longer can you hold it?" questioned Moreau. "We are going to be there until she comes home."
"If anybody does know what happened to Kim, if this was your daughter, wouldn't you want to know? Please come forward and give us the information," added Murray.
The group is welcoming more people to join their search and are looking for some logistical support for their effort, like places along the river to stop and recharge their gear. Contact the Bangor Ghost Hunters for inquiries or call 1-207-659-4053
A trio of intriguing crop circles have appear recently. The top image is that of a crop circle found on July 13th, 2010 at Guys Cliffe, near Old Milverton, Warwickshire. The middle image was taken at Clay Hill, Warminster, Wiltshire on July 11th, 2010 and the last image was taken the same day in another location in Wiltshire.
The crop circle phenomenon started in Westbury, just three miles north of Warminster in August 1980 and last month 200 crop circles have appeared in one elaborate formation in the nearby village of Mere.
Some believe Westbury's proximity to the prehistoric stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury is the reason for the strange goings-on.
Others say it is because it lies on the confluence of two so-called leylines, which link spots said to have 'mystical energy'.
Conspiracy theorists put them down to the proximity of Salisbury Plain, home of secret military work.
*One-Armed Man Charged With Unarmed Robbery
masslive - Police charged a one-armed man with unarmed robbery early Wednesday afternoon following an incident that occurred about noon on Wednesday a block away from the police station.
The suspect, Manuel Hernandez, 28, of 52 Avon Place, goes by the street name of Lefty, Sgt. John M. Delaney said.
Hernandez robbed a 58-year-old man of his wallet at the corner of Chestnut and Mattoon streets about noon, Delaney, aide to Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet said. The wallet contained $354 in cash, he said.
The victim reported the robbery at police headquarters, 130 Pearl Street, and provided a description of the suspect.
Sgt. Mark Rolland spotted Hernandez a short time later on Worthington Street and arrested him, Delaney said. The victim identified Hernandez as the man who robbed him.
Police recovered the victim's wallet -- including the $354 in cash -- from Hernandez's pocket.
Hernandez entered an innocent plea at his arraignment Thursday in Springfield District Court. He was ordered held on $10,000 bail and is due to appear in court again on Aug. 12 for a bind-over hearing to determine if his trial will take place in district or superior court.
*NOTE: Sounds like a draft title and storyline for a new sitcom...or at least a country song. Lon
Romanian Official Responds to Flood Devastated Town: 'We have beautiful shoes for you...'
dailyrecord - A tourism minister sparked outrage by offering female flood victims high-heel shoes.
Romanian politician Elena Udrea turned up in a devastated town with boxes of the slinky black footwear.
She told the disbelieving women: "We have beautiful shoes for you."
She said they were intended to cheer up women who had lost everything.
But one woman in the town of Saucesti said: "I would like to see her try walking over a mud-filled road in high-heel shoes."
The eastern town was hit by severe floods earlier this month.
Rain-swollen rivers burst their banks and killed 22 people across Romania, destroying crops, bridges and hundreds of homes.
In Saucesti, more than 2000 people were evacuated after the River Siret flooded their houses.
Angry locals gathered at the town hall protesting about the failure to start work on a protective dike.
President Traian Basescu promised that the £5million scheme to defend the community from disasters would begin as soon as possible.
Udrea, who also took chocolate to Saucesti for children, later hit back, saying the shoes were part of 20 tonnes of aid she had taken there.
She added : "Women appreciate the chance to be elegant and to not have to wear Wellington boots any more."
...another gem out of Romania...
Dead Man to Get Liposuction to Fit in Burial Casket
Romania's fattest man Cristian Capatanescu, 54, it is to get a post-mortem liposuction so that half of him can be buried in a regular sized coffin - and the other half cremated.
Capatanescu, pictured here being moved by fireman from his home in Ramnicu Valcea, died of multiple organ failure in a Bucharest hospital bed while waiting for doctors to carry out a stomach reduction surgery to help him lose weight.
Now relatives have asked if it would be possible for doctors to cut away a few bits anyway so that he will fit in a regular sized coffin. Capatanescu's family say that they cannot afford a large sized reinforced coffin and as a result want to incinerate part of his body - and bury the rest in a regular sized coffin.
His wife told local media they would have two funerals - a traditional burial and also a service for the part of him that was cremated.
********** Anthony Bourdain Pwned and Schooled by 10 Year Old
NOTE: I like Anthony Bourdain, even though he's mostly an a**hole (even in person) and he proclaimed my city 'a dump'...but he has a very good show and he does keep it interesting. Tony is schooled by a young fan on a brand new episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. The new season continues Monday at 10pm E/P on Travel Channel.
Chris Holly's Paranormal World - I recently wrote an article discussing the new added oddity of no visible plane seen during chemtrail spraying. The large long lines of cloud like material that linger the entire day have been noticed without a plane at the helm to spray them. They seem to be developing on their own and seem to start out of nowhere and continue forming for hundreds of miles starting at one point in blue clear sky and suddenly ending hundreds of miles away at another point without any reason or sense to it.
I asked my readers to send me any information or what they think this may be. I also asked if any of my readers have seen the white planes that are usually seen in relation to the chemtrail spraying taking off , landing or fueling their chemical pay load. To date no one has replied that they have seen anything that relates to what must be large fleets of jets used in this massive ongoing worldwide spraying.
I did receive a huge amount of emails concerning my article. Most were from people who have been watching the spraying all over the world who are concerned why it is being done. Others sent me their ideas about what may be going on.
I was sent one very good email from a long time reader who had this to say about the mysterious lack of planes where chemtrails are being seen sprayed This is what the reader had to say:
"Just an idea, .maybe they, whoever they are, have found a way to delay the spray from forming. Example; plane flies overhead sprays it's junk then in 15 or 20 min delay it will begin to form it's lines. By then people will have forgotten seeing the planes. I don't think this is impossible and most likely it was an easy solution to the public now asking questions-simply remove the planes from obviously spraying the trails..Perhaps more people than you think are starting to wise up to what's going on in our the sky."
This certainly deserves some thought as it is a logical answer to why we suddenly do not see the jets associated with most of the spraying.
I also had a reader bring this point out for us to ponder:
"two points on the subject:
Here in the pacific northwest, the planes I have seen spraying are grey, with no markings, and usually quite large, down to smaller fighter jet size.
However my main point is that I haven't seen many planes spraying in over a year. What I have noticed is extremely long narrow clouds that start thin, and spread out to cover the whole sky as the day wears on. These clouds drift inland from offshore of the Pacific Ocean. My feeling is that there is a new technology being deployed instead of the traditional [sic] diamond-grid spraying. in this case, the clouds are sprayed over the Pacific Ocean and allowed to drift inland. These clouds appear much higher, and more diffuse, as if being sprayed in the upper atmosphere using a new technology. They may be spraying at significantly higher altitudes offshore so the clouds look like natural formations rolling in."
I think this reader may be onto something going on where different technology may be used in coastal areas using the oceans as a avenue to cloak what is happening.
This reader really hit home as I have replaced a large amount of evergreens on my property that all suddenly died without our knowing why this year.
"I have noticed over the years that our ever green trees and bushes are dying. I blame the chemtrails. I have lost two evergreen bushes of my own. On the way to work I see many evergreen trees dying. They are killing the planet and by "they" I mean the corrupt elite. I have watched many trees and bushes, not just evergreen trees, die. I love trees and birds."
I do not know who or what is responsible but do know my own trees did die since the heavy spraying has been going on over my house. I tried to find out if a tree disease was at fault but could not find any information at this time . I have no idea if what they spray is or is not killing our trees.
Others are watching our sky and do see strange things going one of my emails talked about the odd colors and shadows that result from the massive chemtrail spraying.
"Here's another aspect of the spraying that has vexed me for quite some time... Sometimes, there will be a shadow that stretches the entire length of the trail, but it's above and to the side of the trail... As if the light is coming from below and to the side...
My thoughts are that it happens because what we think is just blue skies are above us when actually a holographic illusion of some sort is at play... I also feel that this hologram has been in place since the early 90's...
There are many things happening that are quite unexplainable and we have to all work together to figure out what 'they' are up to... I don't know exactly who or what 'they' are, but I do know that 'they' don't have our best interests in mind..."
Many other people sent emails to share that they too have noticed things and realize something is just not right that is going on above our heads
"About a year ago, I started noticing flashes of silver light in the sky during the bright daytime on more or less clear days. I live in Central Indiana. My first thought was the standard line: that these flashes of light were sun's reflection on airplanes too far away for me to see with the naked eye."
That seems plausible, if not likely.
A few weeks ago, I saw a silver orb in the sky. It was perfectly round, and my first thought was that it was weather balloon of some type, or an escaped party balloon made of silver foil. I was driving, so I only saw the object for about a second, and then it was either gone or my changing angle to it as I drove made it invisible. This latter really makes me doubt that it was a balloon.
Well, I obviously am not pointing out a super theory on what's happening. Years ago, on a defunct radio show called Dark Matter Radios, I heard the host profess that he'd seen a silver ball from his commercial jets' window, and that it was leaving a chemtrail.
This is all completely subjective and based on things I cannot prove, but I've come to suspect that the chemtrails are created by these silver balls in the sky. Who does this, I don't know."
I have heard almost every theory from simple radar blocking to sinister plots to kill the world's population.
I think there is an answer to this mystery which is one that is without question being hidden from the public. I realize that matters of defense need to be done with secrecy however also realize that a need to this extent would mean a global cold war that the public should be made aware of.
If this massive worldwide activity is for the protection of the citizens of the world it is time for someone to say something. Far too many people are now aware and concerned at what they are seeing. To continue this ritual spraying without explanation will only continue to terrify and convince the masses of wrong doing by those involved in this massive worldwide event of global spraying.
I do fear the cause that may require these actions in our sky however really think it is time to come clean about our not so clean clear blue skies.
For now all any of us can do is to continue to pay attention to what goes on around us and above us as well as continuing to bring these events to the attention of those around us. Sooner or later if we continue to grow in number and concern . They will have to let us in on what it is they are doing to all of us. I can only hope and pray good is on our side and evil is being defeated by this huge under taking going on daily over this planet.
Keep your eyes open and your heart sending good karma out to the universe as people we may need all the help we can get!
Some mythical creatures have their origin in tradition and tales from the distant past. However, each culture is associated with a multitude of interesting and odd creatures, many of these beings are humanoids. One of these legendary humanoids is the Tikbalang.
The Tikbalang (many different spellings are used - translates as 'demon horse') is a creature of Philippine folklore said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down. It has the head and feet of an animal, most commonly a horse. It has been compared to the half-man, half-horse centaur from Greek mythology. It travels at night to rape female mortals who will then give birth to more Tikbalang. It is sometimes believed to be a transformation of an aborted fetus which has been sent to earth from limbo.
Tikbalangs are very playful with people, and they usually make a person imagine things that aren't real. Sometimes a Tikbalang will drive a person crazy. Legends say that when rain falls while the sun is shining, a pair of Tikbalangs are being wed. Since horses only arrived in the Philippine archipelago during the Spanish invasion, there is a theory that the image of a half-horse, half-man creature was propagated by the conquistadors to keep the natives afraid of the night. There are stories claiming that the Tikbalang are actually half-bird, half-man creatures, much like the Japanese Tengu.
A traveler who finds himself lost and suspects that a Tikbalang is leading him astray may counteract it by wearing his shirt inside out. Another countermeasure is to verbally ask permission to pass by, or to avoid making too much noise while in the woods so as not to offend or disturb the Tikbalang.
Folklore says that one can tame a Tikbalang and compel it to be one's servant by plucking three golden hairs from its mane. There are also stories where a Tikbalang asks its intended prey a riddle. Someone who manages to answer correctly will be rewarded with a pot of gold.
Other legends depict the Tikbalang as a monster of the night, with eyes that glow red. This version of the Tikbalang casts it as a fearsome creature, a real danger to people. It is believed that when it is angered - and it is easily angered - it stomps on people with its hooves until they die. In these tales, the Tikbalang is always accompanied by the stench of burning hair and smokes great big cigars.
It is said that delirious town folk who have stumbled their way into town after long absences tell of how an apparation resembling a Tikbalang pushed and slapped them, often knocking them over and not allowing them to right themselves; all the while shaking with nervous, childish giggling. People say that the cessation of resistance or protest will suddenly lead a victim to find themselves alone in the woods, plunged into darkness; the sun long set. The path home, recalled by the few who return after a disappearance, is hampered by a severe sense of disorientation and a forest that seems to curl in on itself repeatedly.
technorati - Despite the U.S. military’s insistence that UFOs ceased to be of any scientific or national security interest after publication of the Condon Report in 1968, nuclear missile installations around the world have been a frequent target of UFO activity and, in some cases, otherwise inexplicable shut-downs.
This is a fact verified by both government documents obtained through FOIA requests, as well as eyewitness testimony.
One such incident occurred at Malstrom AFB, home of the 341st Missile Wing in central Montana. On the morning of March 16, 1967, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander (DMCCC) Robert Salas was on duty inside Malstrom’s subterranean Oscar-Flight Launch Control Center (LCC) capsule near Roy, Montana when he received a call from a “clearly frightened” topside security officer reporting that a UFO was hovering over the front gate.
Alarms sounded moments later as, one after another, up to eight Minuteman missiles went into “no-go” (inoperable) condition.
On September 27 of this year, Robert Salas, together with UFO researcher Robert Hastings, will host a press conference at the National Press Club addressing the issue of UFO interference with nuclear missile facilities over the years.
This interference, widely-known and well-documented, is glaringly inconsistent with the U.S. military’s repeated statements that it has no interest in UFOs. According to Hastings, more than 100 former U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons installation personnel have come forward with information that contradicts the military’s no-see-um stance.
When schoolboy angler Nick Richards felt a tug on his fishing line, he was hoping it was a carp. However, the 16-year-old was amazed when he reeled in a 5lb goldfish, which was 16ins long. The whopper is thought to be the biggest ever in Britain. It is thought that the fish was abandoned in the lake in Poole, Dorset, by its owner after outgrowing its tank and has rapidly expanded in size since. Nick, from Camberley, Surrey, who has just finished taking his GCSEs at Collingwood College, Camberley, said: ‘I had gone to the lake to fish for carp – I’d heard rumors there might be some big carp there and thought I’d see for myself. ‘I was there for two days running and caught some big common carp. ‘Then suddenly I saw this big orange fish cruising along the top of the lake. ‘I was using a rod and line intended to catch carp, so it wasn’t exactly a fair fight – I wasn’t too much trouble to reel it in.'
Cuban Picked Up in Styrofoam Raft Off the Keys
A Cuban man's journey to freedom took quite a bit of ingenuity and nearly ended his life.
On Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard officers rescued a severely dehydrated man from a homemade boat made mostly of Styrofoam near the Florida Keys.
The unidentified man told authorities he had cast off from Havana on June 20. A picture of the white boat shows a few pieces of metal helped outfit the vessel and a plastic gallon jug was still inside.
The amazing voyage comes just days after the Cuban government began releasing political prisoners in a move that was viewed internationally as a sign things were getting better on the island.
The fact that someone was willing to risk their life on a raft made of Styrofoam might prove otherwise.
How In Hell Did He Survive That! ^
kcoy - Not much is left of a Santa Maria Police cruiser after it was wrapped around a tree early Sunday morning.
The powerful impact nearly split the squad car in two stopping just short of the officer sitting behind the wheel.
"That car is the worst police traffic collision I have seen here at this police department in 35 years", says SMPD Chief Dan Macagni.
Macagni says Officer Damon Badnell was responding to a call for help from another officer on foot chasing a burglary suspect in the north end of town.
"It had just rained, the roads were slick and for unknown reasons he lost control of the car at Main and Broadway", Macagni says.
Officer Badnell is being treated for broken bones at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where doctors are optimistic about his recovery.
A three year veteran of the Santa Maria Police Department, Damon Badnell is a husband and father who grew up in the area and was just awarded by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for making the most DUI arrests in the city.
"It's unbelievable he's alive and survived this crash", adds Chief Macagni.
In a separate incident earlier that same Sunday morning, Summer Ramirez and her family were awoken by the sound of a suspected stolen car crashing into the first grade classroom at St. Mary's school in Santa Maria.
"If it had happened during the day time it could have killed a bunch of children", Ramirez says holding her young daughter.
It was a dramatic end to a high speed police chase that began in Pismo Beach after a report of a stolen car in Shell Beach.
"Grateful that since 1938 nothing like this has ever happened at the school", says St. Mary's principal Carmen Vadillo, "so I guess once every 72 years isn't such a bad record."
Insurance is expected to cover the cost of repairing the school classroom.
But cash-strapped St. Mary's will have to scrape up the $2,500 deductible and then get the green light from the city to have the work done in time for the start of school next month.
20 year old Marcus Lee Williams was arrested after the high speed chase and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $25,000.
********** Russian Boy Dies During Exorcism
WashPost - A four year-old boy with pneumonia suddenly died after his parents took him to a spiritual healer in an attempt to cure him, investigators in Russia's Far East said on Wednesday.
Traditional shaman healers, who have practiced in some areas of Siberia and the far east for thousands of years, have experienced a revival since the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union ended repression by the Communist authorities.
Identified by Russian media as Dmitry Kazachuk, the boy's family brought him to a female shaman in his village in the Pacific Ocean region of Primorsky Krai on Sunday, where the ancient shamanic practice of mediating between the human and spiritual worlds is common.
"The investigation has established that the child died during non-traditional medical treatment," said Avrora Rimskaya from the Prosecutor General's investigative committee, adding that the exact cause of death remains unknown.
State television Rossiya 24 showed a picture of the smiling, black-haired boy, who was from the village of Sergeyevka, 135 km (84 miles) north of the regional capital Vladivostok.
Pavel Astakhov, who oversees children's rights in Russia, blamed Kazachuk's parents for his death, who acted out of "arrogance and irresponsibility," he said in a statement on Wednesday.
Popular Russian tabloid Tvoi Den said the boy was left alone with the shaman after the family were hypnotized. When the parents returned to the room the boy was dead, the report said.
********** 'Trigger' Sold to Nebraska TV Station
A Nebraska cable TV network ponied up $266,500 for Roy Rogers' stuffed and mounted horse, Trigger, at an auction in New York City on Wednesday.
The movie cowboy's faithful companion was bought by the cable company RFD-TV in Omaha, Neb., at a Christie's auction of items from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo.
Trigger's sale price outpaced the estimated $100,000 to $200,000 it was expected to fetch, with many other items also selling far above estimate.
RFD-TV's chief financial officer Steve Campione says Rogers reflects the company's values. The network airs mainly agricultural, equine and country living programming.
The company's owner, Patrick Gottsch, wanted to buy the whole Rogers collection but didn't have time to work out the deal, Campione said.
"It came to our attention a little too late," Campione said. "By the time we lined up the right financing and kind of got our arms around the value of the collection, it was literally 24 hours ago."
Auctioneer Cathy Elkies said it was the "most colorful, emotional and sentimental" sale she had experienced in her 20 years at Christie's. Many of the bidders in the packed hall came in Western attire and cowboy boots, and there were more than a few tears.
Rogers' son Roy Jr. cried at the beginning of the sale as he spoke of the family's decision to auction Roy's belongings.
"We hope you get a piece of Roy and Dale and take it home and you'll get to pass it on to your children," he said.
There also were strong emotions among Jamie Nudie, Mary Lynn Cabrall and Julie Ann Ream, who flew in from Los Angeles to reclaim a piece of their personal history.
Nudie's grandfather was the "rodeo tailor" who designed Rogers' colorful Western outfits, as well as Rogers' silver-dollar encrusted 1964 Bonneville convertible that sold for $254,500 on the auction block.
The three women have carried on Nudie's Western tailoring business, and they were there to reclaim the Nudie trailer shaped like a covered wagon that the tailor had given to Rogers as a gift in the 1960s. Ream broke down in tears when her paddle went up and she got the trailer for $3,000 without a fight. The trailer was expected to fetch between $5,000 and $8,000.
"For it to come back into our family — it's amazing," she said.
Ream, the niece of another famous singing cowboy, Rex Allen, said her family was close friends with the Rogers' family. She said some of Rogers' children didn't support the auction, and she didn't think Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, would have wanted the collection dispersed either.
"They are spinning in their graves right now," she said.
Cabrall, also a family friend, had another take on Rogers' wishes.
"Roy always said, `When I'm dead, skin me and put me up on Trigger,'" she said. "It's a famous quote. If he got his wish, he'd be up here for sale today."
Rogers had Trigger preserved with taxidermy and mounted rearing on its hind legs in 1965. The presale estimate for the horse was $100,000 to $200,000.
Roy Jr. said it was difficult to put the collection up for auction, but he said Rogers had told the family to sell the museum collection if it stopped making money and became a burden.
"You're smiling out of one side of the face and crying out of the other," he said.
As for Trigger's new owner, Campione says RFD-TV hopes to start its own Western museum and is looking to buy more Rogers items.
In the meantime, Trigger will be put to pasture at either the network's office lobby or Gottsch's house until final plans are made.
Other items auctioned Wednesday included Roy's first guitar, which sold for $8,750, compared to an estimated high of $3,000; his first boots, which sold for $7,500, compared to an estimate of $4,000; and a charm bracelet that sold for $20,000, compared to an estimate of $9,000.
All sale prices include the buyer's premium of 25 percent for most items, or 20 percent for prices in excess of $50,000.
The auction was to continue Thursday with more than 1,000 items, including the Rogers' family dinner table, toy six-shooters, Rogers-themed tin lunchboxes and the Jeep "Nellybelle" from the Roy Rogers TV show.
*********** Tiny Mushroom Blamed For Mysterious Deaths In China
BBC - A tiny mushroom, little known to scientists, is behind some 400 sudden deaths in China, experts say.
For 30 years, during the rainy season, scores of villagers in Yunnan province have died suddenly of cardiac arrest.
Following a five-year investigation, researchers from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Beijing say they have the culprit.
The mushroom, know as Little White, belongs to the Trogia genus and has three toxic amino acids, experts say.
Researchers found that the deaths, known as Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome, occurred almost always during rainy season (from June to August), and at an altitude of 1800-2400m (5900-7900ft).
"We heard amazing stories about how people would drop dead in the middle of a conversation," Zhang Shu, a cardiologist who took part in the CDC study, told Science magazine.
"About two-thirds of victims, in the hours before death experienced symptoms such as heart palpitations, nausea, dizziness, seizures and fatigue," he said.
The investigation was initially hampered by language barriers, and the remote locations of the Yunnan villages.
However, in 2008, the scientists noted that the Little White mushroom was often found in the homes where people had died.
Yunnan province is well-known for its wild mushrooms, many of which are exported at high prices.
Families, who make their living by collecting and selling the fungi, eat the Little White as it has no commercial value - it is too small and turns brown shortly after being picked.
A campaign to warn people against eating the tiny mushrooms has dramatically reduced the number of deaths. There have been no reported deaths so far this year.
However, the scientists are carrying out further tests to find out why the mushroom is so lethal, as testing found the mushroom contained toxins, though not enough to be deadly.
"What's happening in Yunnan isn't expected from any other mushroom toxin," said Robert Fontaine, a US epidemiologist who took part in the investigation.
"What we have here is a toxin that is picking off vulnerable people," he told Science.
He suggested that the toxins could be acting together with high concentrations of barium, a heavy metal, in the local water supply.
NOTE: These creatures are not 'chupacabras'. Most likely, these 'blue dogs' are a hybrid species of Mexican wolf and another canine species. Ken Gerhard and Jon Downes have done extensive study and have written about this cryptid canine. I just wish people would stop killing the 'blue dog' just because it's been given the 'chupacabras' moniker. Below are previous posts on this cryptid...Lon
kdnews - Mystery and science fiction novels are a weekend hobby for some, but one local couple is turning their free time to attempting to solve strange mysteries in nature.
Richard and Naomi West just returned from a weeklong trip around Texas collecting pictures and video based on reports of strange blue-skinned, dog-like animals around the state that some have called the answer to the "chupacabre."
The Wests, along with the founder of a British nonprofit supporting cryptozoology, hope their reports from the expedition will help them gain support for a more in-depth mission to study and hopefully capture what they believe is not a being of folklore, but a new species of canine similar to a coyote.
"It is a very weird and very interesting member of the dog family; it has nothing to do with this weird folklore," said Jonathan Downes, a former zoological journalist and self-taught amateur "cryptozoologist" from West Devon, England.
Almost 20 years ago, Downes founded the Centre for Fortean Zoology, a nonprofit devoted to cryptology with more than 400 amateur and professional members interested in cryptozoology, the study of unknown species.
Naomi West, an English teacher at Copperas Cove High School, said she was always interested in reading about mysteries and strange phenomenon, but two years ago she joined the student book club and ran across an interesting book during "books with bite" week. While her students were reading about monsters and vampires, Naomi found a somewhat fictionalized account of Downes' cryptozoological expeditions to find new species, "Three Men Hunting Monsters."
She was hooked and contacted Downes about her interest. Eventually, Naomi and her husband began helping Downes by tracking down through the grapevine and media reports of the blue-skinned chupacabre creature.
The media have reported from Elmendorf to Blanco to Cuero about sightings of a mysterious blue-skinned creature as a possible chupacabre.
The chupacabre is a Spanish folklore creature that sucks the blood of livestock, and has been reported in various kinds of animals from small and reptilian to the blue-skinned canine all over the world from Russia to Puerto Rico to Texas.
John Young, the non-game mammologist with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, is the state agency's expert on the Texas chupacabre reports of strange blue-skinned animals. His responsibilities cover the state's cats, bats, rats and other smaller mammals.
Texas Parks and Wildlife's take on these reports has been simpler than a new animal or a mythological beast.
"None of them have been confirmed as anything other than a coyote or a fox," Young said.
Even though people may know what coyotes look like normally, Young said a severe case of mange can cause a coyote or fox to lose all of its hair, sometimes leaving just a strip along the back.
Without fur to protect its skin, the coyote is exposed to sun and elements that can give them a blue or blue-black appearance over time. The sickness can cause the animal to act strangely, and once it has died from the mange the animal's skin pulls back giving it the appearance of larger teeth than normal.
Of course, there are also some people who have attempted to create their own chupacabre creatures, Young said, but most people aren't doing that.
"The majority of people … they're honestly seeing an animal that baffles them," he said. "But we have yet to have found one that didn't tie back to a coyote or one of our other native canines."
Downes said that coyotes with mange are the solution to several of the reports, but there is also another unknown creature that deserves to be studied to identify a potential new species.
Downes and the CFZ believe there are physical differences, particularly visible in one blue-and-black skinned creature that was shot and stuffed in Cuero that show the creature nothing like a coyote.
The main point of Downes' trip to Texas with his wife, Corinna, and their expedition with the Wests has been to prove that there is a potential new species that deserves to be studied.
"What they are, why they are like that and where they fit into the ecosystem," he said. "I spend a lot of time trying to convince people this is a canine that is deserving of being studied."
Attempting to stir up interest
For now, the Wests and the Downes are just trying to stir up interest. And in their recent trip, Richard West said they found a lot of interest in cryptology and other weird phenomena that they want to encourage.
Naomi West wants to start a Web site aimed at children to help use their interest in new species and mystery creatures to get them interested in sciences and mysteries.
"It's something I'm interested in and it's something the kids are always interested in," she said. "There's a gap in the sciences and I have a sincere interest in helping the science aspect of it." NOTE: there certainly have been many reports of these creatures just to simply state these are coyotes with mange. I heard that Mexican Wolf DNA turned up in one of these animals....but I can't confirm that. Is this a strange hybrid or possibly a new species. The fact that Jonathan Downes of the Centre for Fortean Zoology and Texas Blue Dogs, who I have considerable respect for, is investigating these creatures adds credibility to this study...Lon
bin - A bizarre-looking animal that has been roaming the countryside of rural Mayes County has been captured and turned over to wildlife experts in Claremore.
Jeremy Scheffel says he first encountered the creature on his back porch a few weeks ago. When he turned on the outside light he saw the animal scurry away. It looked so strange, he says he thought he was losing his mind.
Scheffel decided to try to capture it. His friend Josh Cook set out a trap and within 24 hours had succeeded."It looks like a huge rat. It's kind of creepy," Scheffel said.
He says it's known as the Dry Gulch chupacabra, after the legendary animal that supposedly sucks the blood of goats.
PA MUFON PRESENTS PHILADELPHIA UFO AWARENESS DAY 2010 The PA Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network is holding a free Public UFO Awareness Day on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from Noon until 6:00 pm GERM Books & Gallery in Fishtown.
Increased awareness leads to increased reports of UFO activity. Since the now famous Bucks County UFO incidents of 2008, Southeastern PA has become a hotbed of increased reported UFO activity. For the third consecutive year, The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (or PA MUFON) is hosting "Philadelphia UFO Awareness Day" at GERM Books & Gallery, 2005 Frankford Avenue in the heart of Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA. Headlining this year’s free event of speakers is Dr. David M. Jacobs of Temple University. Dr. Jacobs, accomplished scholar and author, is the foremost authority on UFOs & Alien Abductions. Speaking along with Dr. Jacobs are 5 of the area’s authorities on UFOs & Alien Abductions: PA MUFON Chief Investigator, Bob Gardner; PA MUFON State Section Directors, Mike “Doc” Melton & Bill Weber; and independent UFO researchers Mark Passio & Chris Augustin. PA MUFON Field Investigators will also be on hand to take confidential reports of UFO activity from the public.
GERM Books, which has sponsored the monthly Philadelphia UFO MeetUp Group for the last 5 years, is a truly alternative independent bookstore that provides access to ideologically unpopular books addressing difficult social topics. MUFON established in 1969 is one of the oldest and the largest UFO investigative organizations in the United States. MUFON has more than 3000 members worldwide with a majority of its members in the USA. MUFON operates a worldwide network of Regional & State Directors and certified Field Investigators to confidentially investigate UFO sighting Reports.
For more information about this event or to schedule an interview with a PA MUFON representative, please call Bob Gardner at email@example.com.
Bob Gardner PA MUFON Chief Investigator MUFON Field Investigator #12347 MUFON STAR Team Member Philadelphia, PA