Author and investigative journalist Philip Coppens recently posted an intriguing article about the apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima and his theory that the Catholic Church, through a series of manipulations, created one of the most elaborate historical lies that formed the backdrop of major political events. Below is the preamble to his article:
"In the last two centuries, the Church has made apparitions of the Virgin Mary an evermore important part of the Christian religious experience and doctrine. Some critics argue the popularity of the Catholic Faith is largely maintained by the popularity of the Virgin Mary. The so-called “Marian Era”, i.e. the period when the Virgin Mary began to appear and offer messages to those that saw her, began in the early 19th century, with a series of apparitions, of which Lourdes is no doubt the most famous. But the most intriguing apparition occurred in the early 20th century, in the Portuguese hamlet of Fatima.
The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared at Fatima six times, starting on May 13, 1917, with a final apparition on October 13, 1917, when she performed a great sun miracle, “which all shall see so that they may believe”. On the second or third apparition, the three young witnesses were allegedly given three secrets by the Virgin Mary. Two secrets were revealed in subsequent years, but the so-called “Third Secret of Fatima” was kept secret by the Vatican for almost a century. As a result, there was endless speculation about the nature and its importance. Rightfully so, as the Second Secret was linked with major political events of the 20th century. But what if all of these “secrets” were fabricated by the Vatican, for political and religious reasons?" - The Lies of Fatima
Regardless of Coppens' hypothesis, the event on October 13, 1917 was an anomaly caused by 'something' supernatural. It was referred to as The Miracle of the Sun in which 30,000 to 100,000 people, who were gathered near Fátima, Portugal, claimed to have witnessed extraordinary solar activity. But what could it have been?
French-born venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer Jacques Vallée is notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and for his work at SRI International in creating ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Along with his mentor, astronomer J. Allen Hynek, Vallée carefully studied the phenomenon of UFOs for many years and served as the real-life model for the character portrayed by François Truffaut in Steven Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Vallée contributed to the investigation of the Miracle at Fatima and his work has been used to support the Fatima UFO Hypothesis. Vallée is one of the first people to speculate publicly about the possibility that the "solar dance" at Fatima was a UFO. The idea of UFOs was not unknown in 1917, but most of the people in attendance at the Fatima apparitions would not have attributed the claimed phenomena there to UFOs, let alone to extraterrestrials. Vallée has also speculated about the possibility that other religious apparitions may have been the result of UFO activity including Our Lady of Lourdes and the revelations to Joseph Smith. Vallée and other researchers have advocated further study of unusual phenomena in the academic community. They don't believe that this should be handled solely by theologians.
In December 2009 Professor Fernandez stated the following in a telephone interview:
What led you to research the Fatima Apparitions?
"For a long time the Fatima Apparitions story was considered controversial and a lot of authors and thinkers thought that they were supported more by political than religious reasons and motivations. Then, we look to question what really had happen there by accessing the original archives and documents."
What kind of difficulties and obstacles did you find during the research?
"The main obstacle was to access the Fatima sanctuary documents, namely the so-called Formigao archive that were classified until the end of the 1970’s when we proposed to study them. Following having the chance to read them, one of the authors (Fina d’Armada) was badly punished in her professional career."
Did you find any kind of surprises there?
"The main surprise was that the extraordinary events could not have been invented. In our opinion they occurred in fact. But as more of the original documents emerged the more the events were mimetic of the ufological phenomena. Another surprise was the certification that Canon Formigao had modified the first historical description of the Fatima “Lady”: a little girl with a skirt to her knees he changed to an adult lady with a long and shining skirt. We also discovered that the image that the people can see today ay the Sanctuary was inspired by an old image of the previous cult of Senhora da Lapa Lady. But, more surprising was finding witnesses that described the so-called “Sun Miracle” as a “disk-like metal object” with equidistant lights in the periphery, like the classical hard daylight UFO cases."
How did Catholic believers and the religious authorities react?
"As a lot of us are grounded in “belief systems” and have a deep supernatural dependence many believers did not read our books. Others linked their supernatural needs directly and exclusively with Fatima and are happy with their simplistic faith while not knowing the details of the Fatima events. Others read the books with a critical mind or react with perplexity or deny all in the name of their faith. Then, a lot of members of the Catholic Church hierarchy avoid discussing our views since they also need Fatima to keep on as a major financial source."
Do you plan to continue looking for new clues to the Fatima events?
"We keep always in our minds the urgency to rethink religious personal experiences, like the “Marian apparitions” as a syndrome that calls for a deeper and deeper interest and research to find its origins and ways of expressions as a part of the Extraordinary Human Experiences in its totality. So, the different scientific disciplines and other cultural paranormal approaches must give attention to this aspect of popular religion. Also, we urge the experimental and theoretical experts to look at these rich documents that we think can be a good exercise to discover and understand how our brain and spirit can be stimulated to surpass the ordinary limits of human perception, “tuning” new extensions of the consciousness."
Along with the investigations of Vallee, Fernandes and d'Armada several other researchers have written papers supporting the Fatima UFO hypothesis, including...
Raul Berenguel, M.S.
Irene Blinston Ph.D
Janet Elizabeth Colli, psychotherapist specializing in PTSD
Ryan J. Cook, Assistant Professor
Fernando Fernandes Ph.D.
David M. Jacobs Ph.D.
Professor Auguste Meessen of the Institute of Physics
Gilda Moura, psychotherapist
Michael Persinger Ph.D
Vitor Rodrigues Ph.D.
Mario Simoes Ph.D
"Not only was a flying disc or globe consistently involved, but its motion, its falling-leaf trajectory, its light effects, the thunder-claps, the buzzing sounds, the strange fragrance, the fall of "angel hair" that dissolves upon reaching the ground, the heat wave associated with the close approach of the disk - all of these are frequent parameters of UFO sightings everywhere. And so are the paralysis, the amnesia, the conversions, and the healings." - Jacques Vallee Ph.D.
As strange as it sounds three sisters are afflicted by one of the strangest condition in the world.
The Sangli sisters are suffering from a rare genetic disorder referred to as werewolf syndrome – where they are covered from their head to toe in very thick hair.
Named Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, who live in a small village near Pune, doctors believe they contracted the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their genetic father.
Hypertrichosis universalis is a unusual genetic mutation, by which cells that normally turn off hair growth in uncommon areas, for example the eyelids and forehead, are left turned on.
The girls have abnormal hair growth on their faces, affecting their eyebrows, nose and portrays them a beard.
To combat the problem the sisters use hair removal cream to keep their condition under control on a short term basis.
The cost of a laser surgery is around Rs 3,50,000, but the family is not wealthy enough to afford the expensive treatment.
The girl's mother Anita Sambhaji Raut has six daughters in total with three of them having werewolf syndrome. - absurdstories
UFOs activated Soviet nukes
The U.S. nuclear arms program was not the only country affected by UFO intervention that seemed to be testing how to launch or possibly shut down a nuclear arms launch, as author and UFO-nukes researcher Robert Hastings details in a report released today where similar incidents occurred in the Soviet Union.
Hastings kicks off the story with what he believes is one of the most disturbing incidents from a U.S. military base - the testimony of David H. Schuur, who was a Minuteman missile crew member in the 455th/91st Strategic Missile Wing at Minot AFB from December 1963 through November 1967.
The testimony includes Schuur's account that a UFO once activated the launch sequence in most of his Minuteman missiles. Part of that testimony includes:
“However, when the object passed over our flight, we started receiving many spurious indications on our console. The object was apparently sending some kind of signals into each missile. Not every missile got checked [out] by the object, but there were several that did. Maybe six, seven, or eight. Maybe all ten got checked, but I don’t think so. As this thing was passing over each missile site, we would start getting erratic indications on that particular missile. After a few seconds, everything reset back to normal. But then the next missile showed spurious indicators so the object had apparently moved on to that one and did the same thing to it. Then on to the next one, and so on. It was as if the object was scanning each missile, one by one." Continue reading at UFOs activated Soviet nukes
Document: Pope Benedict XVI will die within a year
Pope Benedict XVI will die within a year, according to a top-secret document published on Friday by the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano.
Dismissed by the Vatican as "nonsense not to be taken seriously," the anonymous report is dated Dec 30, 2011.
Like a Dan Brown-style thriller, the leaked document reveals a power struggle within the Vatican. The paper predicts the Pope's death by November 2012 and details the measures that are already being taken to prepare his successor.
According to the Italian daily, the letter was delivered in early January to the Vatican secretary of state and the pope's private secretary by Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos of Colombia.
Written in German and labelled "strictly confidential for the Holy Father," the "mordkomplott" begins by describing the conversations that Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the archbishop of Palermo, allegedly had last November with Italian businessmen during a trip to Beijing, China.
"During his talks in China, Cardinal Romeo predicted the death of Pope Benedict XVI within the next 12 months. His remarks were expressed with such resolution that his interlocutors thought, with a sense of alarm, that an attack on the Pope's life was being plotted," the document says.
According to the anonymous writer, "Cardinal Romeo could never have imagined that his indiscreet remarks would be communicated back to the Vatican by third parties."
The letter stated that the 73-year-old Romeo, who has a long career as a Vatican diplomat and belongs to the more conservative wing of the church, harshly criticized Benedict XVI as he would concentrate too much on liturgy, disregarding the daily business. These would be left to the expertise of the Secretary of State, cardinal Tarcisio Bertone -- not without internal problems.
"In a confidential atmosphere, Cardinal Romeo reported that the Pope would literally hate Tarcisio Bertone and happily substitute him with another Cardinal. However there would not be another candidate able to stand that position," the document said.
The letter continued with the sensational prediction of Benedict's immanent death.
"As if he knew that with certainty, Cardinal Romeo announced that the Holy Father has just 12 months of life left," the letter said.
It then revealed that Benedict XVI would be secretly working on his succession and would have chosen cardinal Angelo Scola as the next Pope.
Cardinal Scola was previously the Patriarch of Venice, but was promoted archbishop of Milan by Benedict in June last year.
In his new position, Scola would prepare himself -- "slowly but inexorably," said the letter -- to become the next Pope.
The Vatican spokesman, father Federico Lombardi downplayed the report saying that it seemed to him "something that is so far from reality that I don't even want to comment it."
Talking to the news agency AFP, Lombardi did not deny the existence of the document but added that its contents contain "crazy considerations that are devoid of any reality."
"It is so outside of reality that it should not be given any consideration," Cardinal Romeo remarked in a statement.
According to Il Fatto Quotidiano, the leaked document provides further evidence that a power struggle is taking place inside the Vatican.
The newspaper, which is known for scoops, recently published a letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, currently Pope Benedict's ambassador in Washington, which contained serious charges of corruption, mismanagement and greed inside the Vatican.
"Now we have this document which reports the death of the Pope with certainty...The Holy Roman Church should explain why such death previsions circulate among its Cardinals," the paper wrote.
Throughout the ages, several Popes have been murdered under various circumstances and various assassination attempts occurred.
The most recent attempt on a pope's life was in 1981 when the late John Paul II, who died in 2005, was shot as he greeted crowds in St Peter’s Square by Turkish hit man Mehmet Ali Agca.
In 1978, Pope John Paul I, died suddenly after a reign of just 33 days. A heart attack was the official cause of death, but conspiracy theories rapidly spread that the pope was poisoned because he planned to expose a Vatican banking scandal. - discovery
Preview suggests regular team member may be leaving TAPS
If you haven’t seen the latest preview of the upcoming Ghost Hunters episode, it is filled with ominous voice-overs stating that ‘TAPS will never be the same.’ and scenes of various team members hugging and crying. Currently the preview is not available online so you’ll just have to trust me on this, I’ll post the preview as soon as Syfy.com shows up to work this week and gets it posted.
So now we sit and speculate about who could be leaving the show or at least some of us do. Myself, I’m 99.9% sure I know exactly who is leaving the show. No, I don’t get any insider information, in fact, I’m pretty darn sure that there is at least 1 member of the team that would be much happier if I didn’t exist, but we aren’t talking about Adam ‘The Actor’ Berry right now. I don’t even get preview disks from Syfy.com even though their Public Relations manager, Maureen Granados promised them to me ages ago. I just watch the show like the rest of you and keep on top of who’s doing what, where and with whom outside of the show as best I can as well.
So. Whom do I believe is leaving the show? Well, let’s analyze the footage from the preview clip shall we? First off we see, seated around a table, Adam Berry, Amy Bruni, David Tango, Steve Gonsalves and Britt Griffith while we hear Amy say “I wonder if it’s good news or bad news?” Which tells us what? The people with the ‘news’ aren’t present at the table! The scene then flashes to Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson standing on what looks like a porch, talking. Inference – Jason and Grant are the people ‘breaking the news.’ Easy right?
Now, let’s look at who is doing what. Posted to Twitter not long ago was a call to get tickets to the latest event going on up at "The Spalding Inn." In case you live under a rock, "The Spalding Inn" is the property in New Hampshire that is co-owned by Jason and Grant and that was deemed haunted by a Ghost Hunters International team led by Robb Demarest. So what does that have to do with who is leaving Ghost Hunters? A quick check of the web page about this event yields “A limited number of guests will gather for the weekend, with Jason Hawes, Haily Hawes and Britt Griffith all from the SYFY show The Ghost Hunters!” Seems someone is missing doesn’t it? It’s kind of odd that there would be a ghost hunt going on at Grant’s inn and he wouldn’t be a part of it, no? There are also a couple of other events, Rose Island Lighthouse for example, that has this same team doing an investigation and yet, no Grant.
So yes. My guess as to who is leaving Ghost Hunters would be Grant Wilson. Grant has always been the weakest link on the show. He has taken more than his share of controversy with the collar-gate episode and then also Meat Loaf’s water-bottle. There was a point in time when the man was tweeting on a regular basis but his tweets totally fizzled out for the past several months but this past week he has re-emerged on Twitter. It is all kind of odd.
Going back to the preview of next week’s Ghost Hunters we do see a lot of tears, mainly from Steve Gonsalves, but then again, I get the feeling that Steve needs a hanky on a regular basis anyway. The scene of Amy Bruni being hugged is also quite revealing, the sleeves on the arms that are hugging her are light grey and there is a distinctive braided leather bracelet on the wrist. Yup, Grant again. It seemed to be such an emotional scene that I’m sure there were group hugs all around but … But …. Yeah. My money is still on Grant.
I suppose it will remain to be seen who is actually leaving. If anyone at all. Don’t forget, the Ghost Hunters are notorious for taking the most suggestive piece of video … like Steve and Tango screaming like little girls only to have it turn out to be a pigeon-sky-rat that dive bombed them. I’d love to hear your take on the whole thing and lucky you, there is an entire comment section down below for you to leave your ideas on. Have at it and I’ll be back to post the preview once those Syfy guys put down the doughnuts and actually post the video. In the meantime – follow me on Twitter and I’ll prognosticate with you all some more! I’m @lmerwin on there.
Next up is the speculation on whether it will be Jason with Steve and Britt with Tango, or Jason with Britt and Steve staying with Tango. Got thoughts on that too? - masslive
NOTE: I know this is important to some of the readers...frankly, I could care less. Lon
Jinja fires raze 18 homes, witchdoctors blamed
Eighteen families were left homeless after a series of fire outbreaks destroyed their homes at Soweto village, Jinja district in the past one week.
The actual cause of the vicious fires remains a mystery although residents suspect that witchdoctors in the area have a hand in it.
One of the residents, James Wanda, said some of the locals believed that spirits caused the fires since there are many witchdoctors with shrines living in the affected village.
Wanda reported three fire incidents in the past week: On February 2, two houses were brought down, another five were destroyed just a day after and then the latest on Monday where 11 families lost their homes, bringing the total to 18.
The latest inferno, which razed 11 homes, was battled by a determined army of residents and Jinja Central Police Station fire fighters.
In one of the incidents, the firefighting group kicked down the walls of the houses which were on fire and silenced the raging fire with sticks.
Dick Naigobya, who lost all his property but a bed and a mattress in the fires, said the residents would mobilize their leaders and witchdoctors in the village for a meeting in order to establish the likely cause of the continuous fires at the village.
Naigobya’s house was razed last Friday afternoon at about 3pm. He says the fire started from the roof tops. The fire, which ate up other four houses on the same day, lasted for about two hours, until it was finally subdued.
Naigobya wondered why it was only the grass-thatched houses that were being burnt but not those roofed with iron sheets.
But the Jinja District Police Constable (DPC), Jonathan Musinguzi disagreed with the locals’ association of the fires with witchcraft, and called for cooperation of the residents with the Police in the investigations.
“Some people are saying these are spirits which caused the fire but I disagree with that.
“As Police, we shall set up a committee which will work in hand with residents to find out the cause of the fire and I urge residents to provide useful information to the committee,” Musinguzi explained.
The police constable promised the locals that he would consult with the Resident District Commissioner, Judith Rwakishumba, so that government finds a way of helping the affected families.
He advised residents to always avoid mere suspicions. - newvision
The Roswell Incident kick-started more than a half century of conspiracy theories surrounding unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Something did crash at Roswell, New Mexico, sometime before July 7, 1947 and, at first, the US authorities stated explicitly that this was a flying saucer or disk as shown by the splash story on that day’s Roswell Daily Record. Numerous witnesses reported seeing metallic debris scattered over a wide area and at least one reported seeing a blazing craft crossing the sky shortly before it crashed. In recent years, witnesses have added significant new details, including claims of a large military operation dedicated to recovering alien craft and aliens themselves, at as many as 11 crash sites, and alleged witness intimidation. In 1989, former mortician Glenn Dennis claimed that he was involved in alien autopsies which were carried out at the Roswell air force base.
The conspiracy theory has been fanned by the US military repeatedly changing its story. Within hours of the army telling reporters that it had recovered a crashed saucer, senior officers insisted that the only thing that had fallen from the sky had been a weather balloon. A report by the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force released in 1995, concluded that the reported recovered material in 1947 was likely debris from a secret government program called Project Mogul, which involved high altitude balloons meant to detect sound waves generated by Soviet atom bomb tests and ballistic missiles.
A second report, released in 1997, concluded that reports of alien bodies were likely a combination of innocently transformed memories of military accidents involving injured or killed personnel, and the recovery of anthropomorphic dummies in military programs like Project High Dive conducted in the 1950s.
Since the late 1990s the debate about Roswell has polarized with several former pro-UFO researchers concluding that the craft was, indeed, part of a US military project and that it was, most likely, some sort of weather balloon. But further evidence has emerged, notably a signed affidavit by Walter Haut, the Roswell Army Air Field public affairs officer who had drafted the initial press release on July 8, 1947. Haut says in the affidavit, signed in 2002, that he saw alien corpses and a craft and that he had been involved in a military cover up. Haut died in 2005.
For years embalmer Glenn Dennis has told an intriguing Roswell crash tale. If true, it leaves no doubt that what fell to Earth in July of 1947 in New Mexico sands was from another world. However Glenn's story has been disputed by researchers as having serious difficulties. Today, some have all but dismissed his purported involvement in the crash events.
But new interviews and information show that the undertaker's amazing story may well have basis in fact. And a fresh look may have uncovered the possible identity of the "missing nurse" at the Roswell base who decades ago revealed to Glenn the alien reality of the crash.
Glenn Dennis could only happen in a place like New Mexico. His top shirt button always clasped, he often wore a bolero. His frame was lanky but always upright- standing at least two feet taller than desert brush. A marvel of shortened hyperbole, tongue-in-cheek cusses and flirtations - this is how family remembers Glenn.
In July of 1947, he was an energetic young man busily employed as a Mortuary Assistant for the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, NM. Ballard's had a long-standing contract with the Roswell military base to provide ambulance and mortuary services….
Dennis signed an affidavit two decades ago that outlined some very unusual events that he had experienced that Summer of 1947. He maintained that he had received a strange call while at Ballard's from an officer at the Roswell base a short time after the Roswell crash. The officer was inquiring about the availability of hermetically-sealed baby caskets. Glenn was also questioned about body preservation methods. Dennis replied that he could provide the caskets- and that the best way to preserve the corpses would be to have them frozen. The officer also wanted to know about tissue and blood changes that might occur if bodies were out in the open, exposed to the elements. Curious about the odd call, Dennis asked the officer if something had happened at the base. He was told that the information was simply for "future reference."
Soon after, Dennis was summoned to the base to pick up an injured airman. He says that on his return, he viewed what appeared to be some very strange debris from some sort of wreckage. He saw the debris in the backs of base vehicles as he slowly and deliberately passed through a ramp exit. One of the debris pieces was "canoe shaped" and about three feet long. It appeared to have odd colored hues like burnt steel, but it was not steel. It had inscribed on it 3"-4" high "hieroglyphics" that ran in a pattern along the contour of the wreckage piece.
Glenn was spotted observing the material by an officer, who then stopped Glenn and loudly rebuked him. He demanded to know of Glenn who he was, why he was there and what else he may have seen. He told Dennis to say nothing of what he may have witnessed. Glenn told the officer to "Go to Hell." He was a civilian who would not be talked to in that manner. The officer then threatened "Don't kid yourself, they'll be picking your bones out of the sand!"
Glenn explains that Roswell's Sheriff George Wilcox made a visit to Glenn's father's house a couple of days later. Wilcox (a friend of Glenn's father) warned the elder Dennis to let Glenn know that he had better keep quiet about anything he may have known or seen at the base that day.
The part of Glenn's story that is the most controversial-
Dennis states that while Sheriff Wilcox was at his father's, Glenn was actually returning to the base to see a nurse friend. He wanted to know if she had heard anything about all of this. They discussed what she knew over Cokes at a base dining area.
She told Glenn that she had earlier witnessed a horrific site. A doctor had pulled her into a room for assistance where there she had viewed three strange "foreign bodies'" that were being examined. She nauseated from the wretching stench. She described to Glenn a classic alien humanoid form, which she had drawn on a napkin for Glenn.
The creature had an enlarged head, slit-like mouth with vestigial nose and ears, unusual eyes and enlongated arms. Hysterical in the re-telling, the nurse then admonished Dennis to leave the base immediately. That is the last Dennis ever saw of her.
In the 1990s holes began to emerge in Glenn's story. Glenn had given researchers the name of the Roswell base nurse as "Naomi Self" - which later proved to be a phony name. He also told conflicting stories about what had become of the nurse. He said that she had died in a plane crash, that she went to England and even that she joined a convent. There are other problems with Glenn's story. He mentioned a doctor who he said was involved, but who was later proven could not have been. It is rumored that Glenn may have asked for compensation for later interviews. And Glenn helped to establish the Roswell UFO museum, which became a source of (modest) personal income for a brief period of time.
SUPPORT FOR GLENN
Despite all of this, there are several reasons why Glenn's tale should not be dismissed-
1) Supporting Glenns' story is the fact that he never sought to tell it. He was found. Researcher Stan Friedman first interviewed Glenn on August 5, 1989. Friedman found Glenn because Friedman had reasoned that the Roswell undertaker may have heard something about the incident. Only later did Dennis become public on the matter.
2) The former Chief of Police for Roswell, L. M. Hall, signed an affidavit in which he recalls that -just a few days after the July 1947 crash- Dennis had recounted to him the odd call from the base about the availability of child caskets.
3) A Roswell base medical technician in 1947, David Wagnon, signed an affidavit that he remembers the nurse as described by Dennis
4) Glenn's grandson, Kelly Abbott, states on a family history website that Glenn told his Roswell story to his close family in the 1980s. This was after the first Roswell book was published in 1980, but before "all of the books and movies" had come out in the 1990s about the incident. He says "Papa told the story with the sense that it was about time someone knew what happened. This is before he had spoken publicly."
5) Glenn's high school classmate was Rogene Cordes. I recently found and contacted Rogene. She is the widow of an Air Force General and believes Glenn implicitly. She was also a neighbor of Roswell Sheriff George Wilcox. Mrs. Cordes says that she knows that Glenn is telling the truth. She is cautious in relating her knowledge, but she indicates that there are things about Glenn's story that she knows happened at the time, including the involvement of Sheriff Wilcox and the call to Glenn about ice for bodies. Rogene mentions that she could not find any ice or dry ice anywhere that crash weekend. Not at Clardy's dairy nor at the train depot, which stored and sold dry ice. Glenn had told the base officer that the best way to preserve corpses was to freeze them. The military had found their ice.
6) A Roswell Army Air Field serviceman in 1947, Sgt. Milton Sprouse (who spent ten years in the military) remembers distinctly Glenn speaking of the event decades ago. Sprouse says that a few years after the crash he had seen Glenn at a mutual friend's funeral. Glenn brought up in conversation the base's strange call inquiring about the child caskets.
7) Glenn's close friend was Mollie Abramitis. Mollie recently related to me an extraordinary story. She was visiting New Mexico from her home in California in April of 1989. Glenn was managing the Wortley Hotel at the time. Glenn invited her and others for dinner. He then told a small group of close friends gathered at the hotel's dining room that he had an important story to tell them. It had been troubling him for a very long time. He felt compelled and ready to share it with them. He said that he was worried that the story had "gotten out" and he was concerned about approaches for interviews about the subject. He told Mollie and the others assembled at the Wortley the precise ET story that he told publicly much later. Mollie said that Glenn appeared genuinely concerned, even frightened. An ex-police officer at the table beseeched Glenn that he must speak out publicly and tell all that he knows, that it would be the best form of "personal protection." Glenn rarely drank. But this time, Mollie says, after he had told his astonishing story, Glenn partook of some liquid courage.
8) Glenn's fraternal twin Bob Dennis (now deceased) was alway reluctant to discuss his brother's story. John Price was Bob Dennis' close friend. Bob explained to John that he was overseas in the military when the Roswell crash had happened. But his father told him about it when he returned from the service. Bob said that his father was very good friends with Sheriff Wilcox. He said that Wilcox and his Deputy (Tommy Thompson) did in fact come to the house and warned their father to make sure that Glenn says nothing of the event. It is likely that Glenn's father was told much more about the crash event by his Sheriff friend. This is because Bob Dennis said that his father made him promise to never reveal any details about the event. Bob kept that promise to his death, always saying the it was Glenn's story to tell.
9) The 1947 Roswell Fire Chief's son was identified and contacted by me recently. Rue was living in the Roswell area at the time of the crash and knew Dennis, as did his father. He stated sparingly, and not wishing to elaborate, that "everything that Glenn says happened."
GLENN'S MISSING NURSE - FOUND?
Glenn's "nurse friend" has never been conclusively identified. Glenn did not provide researchers with her real name, if she existed. But then again...she just may have. Reexamination of old documents -and the confessions of a Roswell family- reveal that there are two very likely candidates:
Eileen (Adeline) Fanton was a 1st Lieutenant that was very briefly attached to the Roswell Army Airfield Station Hospital as a General Nurse- from December 26, 1946 until September 4, 1947:
· According to military records Lt. Eileen Fanton (single) was 5'l" and 100 pounds, with dark hair and eyes and of Italian descent. Dennis described the nurse that he had known as "small like Audrey Hepburn, with short black hair, dark eyes and olive skin."
· Fanton was a graduate of a Catholic academy and Catholic nursing school. Glenn said that his nurse was "raised as a strict Catholic."
· Fanton is confirmed to have later served a tour duty in England. Dennis had mentioned England as (one of) the places he thought that the nurse may have relocated.
· Fanton was educated by nuns. Dennis has offered an alternate story that he had heard that the nurse had later become a nun. Fanton left the Roswell base weeks after her meeting with Glenn. She was admitted to a hospital for a reputed "D&C" abortion procedure. She retired from military service in 1955 and was never located to be questioned. She is believed deceased.
Ms. Miriam Bush:
In July of 1947 Miriam Bush was a single 27 year old woman who (according to records and family) was employed by the Roswell base. Though not a "nurse"- she was a medical secretary in base hospital services.
· Like the "nurse" that Glenn described, Miriam was smallish and attractive, with black, short-cut hair and dark eyes.
· Glenn had offered the faked name of "Naomi Self" as the identity of his missing nurse. "Miriam" may well be an anagram of sorts for "Naomi." Both "Miriam" and "Naomi" have the same length of letters, as do the last names "Bush" and "Self."
· Amazingly (according to her brother George, her sister Jean and her sister-in-law Patricia) Miriam would arrive at her parents home one day after work in the Summer of 1947. She was tearful and in shock. She had described to her family a horrible event that had occured earlier that day. She was pulled into a base hospital room by a doctor who wanted her to be aware of something. She sickened as her eyes cast upon "little bodies" on gurneys in the middle of the room. These bodies were childlike but they were not children. They were strange- with massive heads and eyes that were not at all right. She told her family that she begged God to let her forget the sight.
· Traumatized, Miriam would flee New Mexico shortly thereafter and go to California where she remained for years without communicating with those back home. Alcoholic, Miriam would commit suicide at very end of 1989. 1989 is the very year that Glenn "went public" with his Roswell story.
Glenn has mixed misdirection with truth. He used storytelling devices to hide or obfuscate identities. His concern for protecting privacy was in conflict with his desire to get out the story. He saw others making money on the story and -ever the businessman- thought he'd profit some as well. He may have injected some imagination into history to awaken interest. Perhaps he did it to supplement a story where the real facts could not be obtained.
It could even be that Glenn was himself not the "involved" one, but was covering for another. Or it may be that his father had confided to Glenn the story that he had learned from friend Sheriff George Wilcox. It must also be remembered that flirtatious Glenn was a newlywed with an expectant and homebound wife at the time of the Roswell crash. His "relationship" with the nurse may have been more than casual- another possible reason for his evasiveness.
Whatever the case, there can be no doubt that there is a true -but hidden- "core story" somewhere to be found within Glenn's fascinating tale.
Perhaps Kelly Abbott, Glenn's grandson, sums the Roswell undertaker's tale best: "While it's true that his heart may have always been in the right place, his brain often got him in trouble. To many who've lived their lives and will die in Roswell, Glenn was their undertaker. Trust in him is a given. To those of us who know him better, the truth of the matter is far more complicated."
Roswell base hospital
AFFIDAVIT OF GLENN DENNIS
(1) My name is Glenn Dennis
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am ( ) employed as: __________________________________ ( ) retired,
(4) In July 1947, I was a mortician, working for the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, which had a contract to provide mortuary services for the Roswell Army Air Field. One afternoon, around 1:15 or 1:30, I received a call from the base mortuary officer who asked what was the smallest size hermetically sealed casket that we had in stock. He said, "We need to know this in case something comes up in the future." He asked how long it would take to get one, and I assured him I could get one for him the following day. He said he would call back if they needed one.
(5) About 45 minutes to an hour later, he called back and asked me to describe the preparation for bodies that had been lying out on the desert for a period of time. Before I could answer, he said he specifically wanted to know what effect the preparation procedures would have on the body's chemical compounds, blood and tissues. I explained that our chemicals were mainly strong solutions of formaldehyde and water, and that the procedure would probably alter the body's chemical composition. I offered to come out to the base to assist with any problem he might have, but he reiterated that the information was for future use. I suggested that if he had such a situation that I would try to freeze the body in dry ice for storage and transportation.
(6) Approximately a hour or an hour and 15 minutes later, I got a call to transport a serviceman who had a laceration on his head and perhaps a fractured nose. I gave him first aid and drove him out to the base. I got there around 5:00 PM.
(7) Although I was a civilian, I usually had free access on the base because they knew me. I drove the ambulance around to the back of the base infirmary and parked it next to another ambulance. The door was open and inside I saw some wreckage. There were several pieces which looked like the bottom of a canoe, about three feet in length. It resembled stainless steel with a purple hue, as if it had been exposed to high temperature. There was some strange-looking writing on the material resembling Egyptian hieroglyphics. Also there were two MPs present.
(8) I checked the airman in and went to the staff lounge to have a Coke. I intended to look for a nurse, a 2nd Lieutenant, who had been commissioned about three months earlier right out of college. She was 23 years of age at the time (I was 22). I saw her coming out of one of the examining rooms with a cloth over her mouth. She said, "My gosh, get out of here or you're going to be in a lot of trouble." She went into another door where a Captain stood. He asked me who I was and what I was doing here. I told him, and he instructed me to stay there. I said, "It looks like you've got a crash; would you like me to get ready?" He told me to stay right there. Then two MPs came up and began to escort me out of the infirmary. They said they had orders to follow me out to the funeral home.
(9) We got about 10 or 15 feet when I heard a voice say, "We're not through with that SOB. Bring him back." There was another Captain, a redhead with the meanest-looking eyes I had ever seen, who said, "You did not see anything, there was no crash here, and if you say anything you could get into a lot of trouble." I said, "Hey look mister, I'm a civilian and you can't do a damn thing to me." He said, "Yes we can; somebody will be picking your bones out of the sand." There was a black Sergeant with a pad in his hand who said, "He would make good dog food for our dogs." The Captain said, "Get the SOB out." The MPs followed me back to the funeral home.
(10) The next day, I tried to call the nurse to see what was going on. About 11:00 AM, she called the funeral home and said, "I need to talk to you." We agreed to meet at the officers club. She was very upset. She said, "Before I talk to you, you have to give me a sacred oath that you will never mention my name, because I could get into a lot of trouble." I agreed.
(11) She said she had gone to get supplies in a room where two doctors were performing a preliminary autopsy. The doctors said they needed her to take notes during the procedure. She said she had never smelled anything so horrible in her life, and the sight was the most gruesome she had ever seen. She said, "This was something no one has ever seen." As she spoke, I was concerned that she might go into shock.
(12) She drew me a diagram of the bodies, including an arm with a hand that had only four fingers; the doctors noted that on the end of the fingers were little pads resembling suction cups. She said the head was disproportionately large for the body; the eyes were deeply set; the skulls were flexible; the nose was concave with only two orifices; the mouth was a fine slit, and the doctors said there was heavy cartilage instead of teeth. The ears were only small orifices with flaps. They had no hair, and the skin was black--perhaps due to exposure in the sun. She gave me the drawings.
(13) There were three bodies; two were very mangled and dismembered, as if destroyed by predators; one was fairly intact. They were three-and-a-half to four feet tall. She told me the doctors said: "This isn't anything we've ever see before; there's nothing in the medical textbooks like this." She said she and the doctors became ill. They had to turn off the air conditioning and were afraid the smell would go through the hospital. They had to move the operation to an airplane hangar.
(14) I drove her back to the officers' barracks. The next day I called the hospital to see how she was, and they said she wasn't available. I tried to get her for several days, and finally got one of the nurses who said the Lieutenant had been transferred out with some other personnel. About 10 days to two weeks later, I got a letter from her with an APO number. She indicated we could discuss the incident by letter in the future. I wrote back to her and about two weeks later the letter came back marked "Return to Sender--DECEASED." Later, one of the nurses at the base said the rumor was that she and five other nurses had been on a training mission and had been killed in a plane crash.
(15) Sheriff George Wilcox and my father were very close friends. The Sheriff went to my folks' house the morning after the events at the base and said to my father, "I don't know what kind of trouble Glenn's in, but you tell your son that he doesn't know anything and hasn't seen anything at the base." He added, "They want you and your wife's name, and they want your and your children's addresses." My father immediately drove to the funeral home and asked me what kind of trouble I was in. He related the conversation with Sheriff Wilcox, and so I told him about the events of the previous day. He is the only person to whom I have told this story until recently.
(16) I had filed away the sketches the nurse gave me that day. Recently, at the request of a researcher, I tried to locate my personal files at the funeral home, but they had all been destroyed.
(17) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
During the past two years, and since my involvement with Spirit Rescue International, I have wondered if remote viewing procedures have been used on the 1947 Roswell, NM Incident. I have researched this subject and most of what I have found were minor references to the Stargate Project (possible government RV training target?) but nothing substantial. I'm sure a few remote viewers have attempted to perceive the location and circumstances, but details are few and far between.
The Stargate Project created a set of protocols designed to make the research of clairvoyance and out-of-body experiences more scientific, and to minimize as much as possible session noise and inaccuracy. The term "remote viewing" emerged as shorthand to describe this more structured approach to clairvoyance. It was said that Stargate only received a mission after all other intelligence attempts, methods, or approaches had already been exhausted. I find that difficult to believe.
The remote view protocol that we use at Spirit Rescue International is defined as 'scientific' and/or 'coordinate' remote viewing. In order to apply it to the Roswell Incident there would need to be more monitor control, protocol modification, use of the correct data type and extended sessions. The sessions would be conducted by a remote viewer who has minimal knowledge of the Roswell Incident. We believe these objectives can be achieved.
In December 2011, I posted about my desire to remote view this incident. My hope is to set a not-so-distant start date for this enterprise. I would liked to have started earlier but an influx of new cases and other obligations put the project on hold. If you have questions or suggestions please forward to my email...Lon
As first reported by WSVN, bodies at Miami cemetery Lincoln Memorial Park have been robbed and disturbed for what is believed to be use in Santeria rituals.
Miami-Dade Police said suspects broke open several graves and removed the remains, according to an incident report.
Officers reported seeing bones sitting next to open graves. A forensic examiner collected the remains for further investigation.
Elyn Johnson, Lincoln Memorial Park's manager, confirmed that seven graves had been disturbed, four of which were coffins for infants. Accoding to WSVN a baby's skull had been removed at one of the Lincoln grave sites.
When HuffPost Miami asked Johnson who she thought was behind these disturbances, she quickly answered, "Santeria. We don't think; we know."
Johnson said a nearby cemetery, Evergreen Memorial Park, experienced similar disturbances: "Now they're coming in here trying to desecrate this one."
Joseph M. Murphy, a Professor of Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Georgetown University, told HuffPost Miami that human bones are used in an Afro-Cuban religious tradition usually called "palo," or "palo monte," to help worshipers communicate with the dead.
He also said "palo" is different from Santeria, which has its roots in African Yoruba culture, while "palo" is thought to come from the Kongo peoples of Central Africa.
Johnson confirmed that at another site at Lincoln, a dead chicken was set in place of the stolen remains. She told HuffPost Miami that those behind these grave disturbances also left food around the cemetery and broke into the office. They stole money and equipment, she said.
Johnson, who told the Miami Herald that she mortgaged her own home to save the cemetery, is frustrated by the lack of help from the city.
"The police ain't doing nothing. At first, they said it was a misdemeanor. Then we come to find out it's a felony," she told HuffPost Miami, adding that most of the disturbed grave sites were for those buried in the 1970s. "Some of the family members have been calling and getting on them about it."
Johnson said that in her 20 years managing Lincoln Memorial Park, she's never seen anything like this. - THP
Hickory, NC UFO Sighting
Case Number 35595
Log Number US-02092012-0022
Date Submitted 02/09/2012 11:13 UTC
Date of the Event 02/07/2012 07:38 UTC
Summary I've noticed a bright hovering object that comes many nights over my home since the 26th of Jan.2012.
City Undisclosed (Hickory)
Region North Carolina
Country United States
Location Resolution Approximate
Viewing Distance 101-500 Feet
Sighting Duration 03:00:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Fireball, Star-like
Weather Factors Unknown
On the night of Feb.7th 2012 I went outside to look at the full moon. I noticed a very bright object to the North-West that seemed to hover and flicker as if spinning. After watching for about 5 minutes all of a sudden a fire ball shot from this object. I went inside to get a camera to try to photograph this object. I had was a Sony Sure Shot 8 meg. to try to get a picture. I took several as I tried to zoom in closer to this bright light.
To my surprise when I downloaded the pictures to my computer I was amazed to see that one of the pictures looked like some type of craft,round in shape with a bulging center,the color of the Center was green. There were clouds in the area but I was still able to get a nice photo. This object hovered as if hanging around for several hours and just disappeared. I wasnt scared as I have met several people in this field and I just wanted to document this object.
I am told that I live in a Hot Bed for anomalous activity, so I am always looking up when time permits. I am happy to report that looking up and paying attention seems to have paid off with this strange photo. I have no idea what it is,but I do know it is not a plane,remote toy,hot air balloon,etc. Hopefully someone else is paying attention in my area or better still someone can take my uploaded photo and decipher this object.
I really dont think we are alone in this world as I have witnessed many strange anomalies in my area for the past several years. Is this some type of craft,satellite? I dont have the answers,but for those who are sky watchers I hope you enjoy.
Peace and Blessings,
NOTE: The Hickory, NC area has been a hotspot for UFO activity recently...Lon
China probes "bouncing" boiled eggs
Chinese authorities are investigating eggs which bounce after being boiled and may make men sterile, state media reported Friday, in the latest food safety scare to hit the country.
The eggs, being referred to in Chinese media and on the internet as "rubber eggs" or "ping pong eggs," are too hard to eat, raising suspicion they are fake, after appearing in "small numbers" in markets nationwide, Xinhua news agency said.
"The investigation is designed to appease consumers' concerns, after some suspected they bought artificial eggs made by unconscientious traders seeking profits," it reported.
However, the eggs' hardness could be a natural occurrence, caused by hens consuming large amounts of food enriched with a compound called gossypol, which binds to protein in egg yolks, Xinhua said.
"While gossypol normally exists in the residue of cotton seeds added to chicken feed as an extra protein source, large doses of the compound will suppress sperm activity as gossypol has been tested to be used in male contraceptive pills," it added.
Food safety worries are nothing new to China, where tales of fake cooking oil, tainted milk and watermelons which explode from being fed too much fertilizer regularly appear in the news.
In 2008, at least six children died and nearly 300,000 became ill from powdered milk laced with melamine, an industrial chemical added to low quality or diluted milk to fool inspectors by giving misleadingly high readings for protein levels. - reuters
Navy 'Rail Gun' On Track
The Navy's weapon of the future will take one step closer to reality this month, as service officials prepare to test fire the first industry-built prototype of its fabled Railgun.
ONR testers will fire off a BAE Systems-built version of the weapon next week at the Navy's surface warfare center in Dahlgren, VA., according to Roger Ellis, head of the Railgun program at the Office of Naval Research's Air Warfare and Weapons department. Another rail gun variant built by defense firm General Atomics will arrive at Dahlgren sometime in April for testing, a service spokesman said. There is no word when Raytheon is expected to begin testing their rail gun variant. The Navy awarded the company a $10 million deal late last month to begin prototype work on the next-generation weapon. Live fire testing for both industry prototypes is scheduled to last for two months, Ellis said.
The Railgun is designed to shoot heavy artillery rounds usually fired by the batteries of heavy guns aboard U.S. warships. The difference is that instead of gunpowder, these rounds are propelled through a series of electromagnets lining the inside of the gun's barrel. The charge from the electromagnets propel the round -- likely the standard 155mm shell fielded by American destroyers -- through the barrel at upwards of Mach 7, once fully developed.
The Navy successfully completed live-fire tests of an early version of the weapon last December. During that test shot, the weapon was able to generate 33 megajoules of energy, service officials said at the time. That is enough energy to fire a projectile just over 110 nautical miles. During next week's test, ONR officials will look to fire rounds between 4,500 to 5,600 mph, Ellis said. He did not comment on how many rounds would be fired from either the BAE or General Atomics guns. But Ellis did note ONR testers planned to shoot "sufficient shots to verify barrel structural integrity and life."
Since the Railgun uses electromagnetic energy to fire, it theoretically could save the Navy millions in maintenance costs for the weapon. Service leaders could also save millions in ammunition costs, since it will not have to buy traditional rounds for the gun. These savings could be monumental as the Navy and the rest of DoD cope with looming budget cuts beginning this fiscal year. - aol
Paranormal experts to announce paranormal activities at Los Alamitos Museum
Paranormal Investigative Technology Team and professional Ghostbusters are heading to Los Alamitos Museum to announce paranormal findings on some areas within Los Alamitos. Dr. William Jimenez led the ghost buster’s team.
Bill Jimenez, a highly regarded retired highway patrol, former Governor Protector who is now a paranormal enthusiast. He is accompanied with retired California Highway Patrolmen in addition to passionate ghost busters. Bill Jimenez has been sighting dead people walking along the road and walking towards houses since he was 11 years old. His team had already investigated 100 sites that include the Los Alamitos base.
Dr. William Jimenez will expose the two ghost existed in Liberty Theatre, the nurse and the sailor. Dr. Jimenez will be accompanied by Theatre Guild and South Civic Light Opera’s President Mr. Jeff Hathcock that will also testify his experiences on the said theatre.
Liberty Theatre was surrounded by the Joint Forces Training Base – that was built in 1942 – and a hospital with a morgue on the basement. The theatre serves as an entertainment for soldiers waiting to go overseas.
The paranormal groups will be exposing findings concerning paranormal activities at Los Alamitos Museum on January 22, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free, donations are well accepted. Los Alamitos Museum is located at 11062 Los Alamitos Boulevard in Los Alamitos.
Let me just start by wishing you the best and hoping you have a speedy recovery, I truly enjoy all that you do. I've had an interest in Cryptozoology and U.F.O.s since I was around the age of 9. I admit the Loch Ness Monster is what got me interested in Cryptids soon after Bigfoot and so on. U.F.O.s were fascinating to me as a kid as the old show 'Sightings' was running along with 'Unsolved Mysteries' which occasionally included things of this type. Anyway I wanted to share an unusual experience I had back in 2006 with you. Maybe for a change I can entertain you with a good read.
This happened back when I was living in Los Angeles (El Sereno to be exact). This was the year after I turned 18 and my daughter was born nine days after my 18th birthday. I didn't live in a great area, a lot of gang activity and such. Anyway I had gotten a job in May of that year working at a store. The only bad thing about my job is I worked in the evening and didn't have a car at the time but I didn't mind as it was a 10 minute walk to and from, plus I needed the money with my daughter being born in 2005 and all.
So anyway I had been working there for a few months and nothing out of the ordinary happened on my trips home which usually took place at 11:00 PM or later (latest being about 2:00 AM). Usually my daughter's mother wanted to be on the phone with me on my way home. She usually would be a bit worried, so one particular night as soon as I exited the store I got the overwhelming feeling of being watched. As I stated earlier I didn't live in the best area at the time so I carried a knife on me. I couldn't help but to tightly grip the handle as I exited the building and had that feeling. This night was different in many ways besides the feeling of being watched, my daughter's mother was very tired and so our conversation was very brief.
It was a bit darker than usual as clouds covered the moon. The street I would walk up did not have any street lights so at this time it was near being pitch black. I couldn't help but to keep looking over my shoulder gripping my knife tighter as I walked. Towards the end of my walk the street comes to the back entrance to a small apartment building and a hill. As I approached closer to this point I could notice what I thought was a person crouching on the hill. I know most the people in my area and figured it was just one of the neighborhood guys that often hung around the hill area.
As I approached closer and with the little light that shined from the backyard of a neighbors house, I noticed the shape of the head of the thing I was looking at was larger than a human head - sort of almond shaped if I had to describe it. I could feel it looking at me and I just gripped tighter on the handle of my knife. T,his is the feeling I felt as I walked out the door of the store I worked out. It was more intense this time around because I felt this is what was watching me, I could feel it's eyes on me as I came to point of either cutting through the apartments or walking up the hill to get to my street it let out a low ugly growl that I've never heard from an animal and could not duplicate myself even if I tried. As most would I was to the point if I was walking any faster I'd be running all the time my hand hurting from squeezing the handle of my knife so tight.
I got to my street safely after cutting through the back end of the apartments. I thought this would be the end of it but as I neared close to my house, after looking behind much of the way, I noticed walking in my direction a lady with a limp with long stringy hair. This was not someone living on our street so I opened our gate and stood in the driveway hoping to see her pass - she never did. I went inside and that ended this strange night.
I can't say whether this was something extraterrestrial or something else all I know is it was not a person and I can not figure out what the lady had to do with any of this. It's been almost 6 years and I still remember this vividly as if it was just the other day. Thank you for taking the time to read this Lon and wish you the best.
I'd like my name be kept out of the story if you decide to share this with other readers. Some day when I have some time to myself I will share with you my only U.F.O. encounter as well which is another strange story a year before this occurred. Keep up the great work.
NOTE: this scenario is similar to several 'shadow people' encounters I have heard over the years. Many times these beings follow a victim to wherever they are going, then either disappear or harass the victim for an extended period. I'd be interested in the readers' thoughts...Lon