In Autumn 1967 there were at least three UFO with humanoid sighting reports from eastern Idaho (all were in the Idaho Falls metro area). These reports were filed and investigated by NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon). Two of these reports follow...the other witness did not want to reveal his name, and was reluctant about discussing the details of his encounter:
Date: November 2, 1967
Location: Ririe, Idaho
Guy Tossie and Will Begay, two Indian youths, were driving south on Highway 26 just outside Ririe on November 2, 1967, when, about 9:30 p.m., there was a sudden blinding flash of light in front of their car, followed by the abrupt appearance of a small, domed UFO. The dome was transparent and in it were seen two small, strange-looking occupants.
The car was brought to a stop - Begay, driving, did not have to apply the brakes - and the object hovered about five feet above the highway immediately ahead of them. It was about eight feet wide, and flashed green and orange lights around the rim. The area was bathed in a vivid green light. (Compare this with Mrs. Moreland's report, above)
The dome opened as if hinged and one creature emerged, apparently floating to the ground. It was about three and a half feet tall, and on its back was a kind of pack that protruded above and behind its head. Its face was oval and heavily pitted and creased. Two small, round eyes and a straight, slit-like mouth completed the facial features. Large ears stood high on the hairless head.
Approaching the driver's side of the car, the alleged being opened the door and slid behind the wheel. Horrified, the two witnesses pushed over to the right. The car began to move - whether driven by the being or "towed" by the UFO was uncertain. It was taken well out into a field of stubble wheat, and the UFO kept a fixed position a few feet in front of it.
As the car stopped, Tossie, sitting next to the door, suddenly opened it and bolted, running for the nearby farmhouse of Willard Hammon about a quarter of a mile away. He later reported being followed by a bright light - presumably carried by the second occupant.
Meanwhile, in the car, Begay cowered in the front seat in a state of near-shock while the first creature jabbered unintelligibly at him, making sounds that were high and rapid, "like a bird." The second being, who had apparently given up chasing Tossie, returned to the car. The first then got out, and the two beings "rose up and into the UFO," which then ascended in a zigzag path.
Meanwhile, at the home of Willard Hammon, Tossie could scarcely make himself understood by the astounded farmer and his family. After having calmed the Indian down, they accompanied him back to the field, where they found the car. Begay was sitting nearly speechless with fright, his eyes tightly closed.
The engine was running and the lights were still on - about 15 minutes had elapsed from the moment the young men had seen the flash. Hammon listened to their story and then followed the frightened youths home in his car. Perplexed, he later stopped in a local bar and grill to see if he could learn anything more. While there, a county deputy sheriff stopped in and Hammon told him the story. Later, both witnesses also came by and voluntarily told the deputy sheriff, in their own words, what had happened. State Police were summoned and an investigation was begun. It was discovered that a number of local farmers had reported that their cattle had bolted during the evening for unknown reasons. Others claimed to have seen lights in the area.
The report was investigated for NICAP by C.R. Ricks, of Idaho Falls. During his investigation, he learned of a man who claimed that, on the same night, he had a similar encounter. Ricks eventually tracked this man down and confirmed the report, although the witness was emphatic about not revealing his name, and was reluctant about discussing the details of his encounter. - NICAP
Date: December 8, 1967
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
On the night of December 8, 1967, Marilyn Wilding, age 15, of Idaho Falls, went out on her front step to look for a friend coming by to pick her up. It was about 7:40 p.m. The evening was dark and overcast, cold, with snow on the ground. Miss Wilding's attention was attracted to a light source reflecting on the snow and glancing upward she saw a large light above, partially obscured by the roof of her house.
Stepping out into the yard, she saw a large, brightly lighted object hovering not far above the end of her home. It was so bright that she was unable to perceive any other color than white. The object was circular in shape, "about as big as a car."
She told the NICAP investigator that it was close enough for some one to have thrown a rock at it and hit it.
As she stood looking, the object tipped and rotated partly so that she was able to see that it had a domed top. In the dome, which was transparent, she could make out the indistinct outlines of two figures, but she was unable to make out any details because of the glare. She ran into her house and called for her younger sister to come and look, but the youngster was barefoot and did not come out. Miss Wilding then ran back outside in time to see the object begin to rotate, in a clockwise direction as seen from below. It maintained its tilted attitude while rotating, and therefore gave the appearance of wobbling. With this motion, it began moving away toward the north. As it receded into the distance, the light dimmed and turned orange in color.
The UFO's departure was observed from inside the house by Miss Wilding's younger brothers and sister, who had been alerted by the witness. (Mr. and Mrs. Wilding were not at home at the time of the incident occurred.) In her written report, Miss Wilding also gave the names of the Schuldt family, neighbors, as witnesses.
At its closest, the object was no more than 100 yards away, and from 50 to 100 feet above the ground. The incident lasted for approximately three minutes. Miss Wilding's sighting may also be compared with another incident that occurred at Ririe, Idaho, a little more than a month earlier.
He's eluded authorities for more than five years, a mountain man who roams the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins in winter, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee before stealing provisions and vanishing into the woods.
Investigators have clawed for clues, scouring cabins for fingerprints that match no one and chasing reports of brief encounters only to come up short, always a step behind the mysterious recluse.
They've found abandoned camps, dozens of guns, high-end outdoor gear stolen from the homes and trash strewn around the forest floor.
But the man authorities say is armed and dangerous and responsible for more than two dozen burglaries has continued to outrun the law across a swath of mountains not far from Zion National Park. He's roamed across 1,000 square miles of rugged wilderness where snow can pile 10 feet deep in winter.
And while there have been no violent confrontations, detectives say he's a time bomb. Lately he has been leaving the cabins in disarray and riddled with bullets after defacing religious icons, and a recent note left behind in one cabin warned, "Get off my mountain."
"You wouldn't want to come across that guy," said Iron County Det. Jody Edwards, who has been working the case since 2007.
Theories about his identity have ranged from two separate men on the FBI's Most Wanted List — one sought for the 2004 killing of an armored-truck guard in Phoenix, another for killing his wife and two children in Arizona. Some have also speculated the man may be a castaway from the nearby compounds of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the polygamous sect run by jailed leader Warren Jeffs.
The FBI recently discounted the theory that the man was the fugitive sought in the armored-truck guard killing after authorities got the first pictures of him from a motion-triggered surveillance camera outside a cabin. The photos showing a sandy-haired man in camouflage on snowshoes, a rifle slung over his shoulder, were taken sometime in December.
"We believe that is not Jason Derek Brown," FBI special agent Manuel Johnson told The Associated Press.
Edwards wasn't so quick to rule out the possibility, given the close resemblance to the 42-year-old Brown, who was raised Mormon and is a highly educated, well-traveled avid outdoorsman.
Johnson said the FBI has considered the possibility that the cabin burglar may be Robert William Fisher, described as a survivalist, hunter and angler who authorities say killed his family then blew up their house in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2001. However, at 50 years old, Johnson is doubtful it's the man in the surveillance photos, who appears much younger.
So while detectives believe they are getting close, buoyed by the recent photos, the shadowy survivalist remains an enigma. No missing person report appears to fit, and fingerprints lifted from cabins have yielded no match.
Meanwhile, cabin owners are growing more frightened by the day and are left wondering who might be sleeping in their beds this winter.
"He's scaring the daylights out of cabin owners. Now everyone's packing guns," said Jud Hendrickson, a 62-year-old mortgage advisor from nearby St. George who keeps a trailer in the area.
In November 2010, Bruce Stucki, another cabin owner, said a burglar broke into his cabin through a narrow window, pried open a gun case with a crowbar and laid out the weapons but took none. At a nearby cabin, the man reportedly took only the grips from gun handles.
"He could stand in the trees and pop you off and no one would know who killed you," Stucki said.
Some cabins he has left tidy and clean, while others he has practically destroyed, even defecating in one in a pan on the floor.
"He should know he's being followed, but I don't think this guy is normal in any way," said Stucki, who, like many cabin owners, has a lot of his own theories.
"He's anti-religious, waiting for the mothership to come in," Stucki speculated.
Investigators say they have found several of the man's unattended summer camps, what they initially thought were left behind by "doomsday" believers preparing for some sort of apocalypse because of the remote locations and supplies like weapons, radios, batteries, dehydrated food and camping gear.
Edwards said two camps found a few years ago were stocked with 19 guns. One of the camps also had a copy of Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild," a book about a young man who died after wandering into the Alaskan wilderness to live alone off the land.
The cabin burglar has managed to avoid being seen all but twice over the years, each time retreating into the forest.
In recent weeks, it took detectives an entire day to reach a remote cabin after getting a report that lights had been seen on inside overnight. It turned out they were solar-powered lights on the porch, and the cabin was empty — another dead-end.
The coffee and alcohol the survivalist favors plays into some cabin owners' assessment that he could be a castaway from the nearby twin towns of Hildale or Colorado City on the Utah-Arizona border. The so-called lost boys are said to be regularly booted from the polygamous sect there by elders looking to increase their marriage opportunities with young women.
Unlike members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which discourages consumption of alcohol and coffee, many of the Mormon fundamentalists imbibe.
Detectives aren't sharing their latest assessments but "we've got a lot of leads" from the surveillance photos, Edwards said. "I would say we're very close to making a positive ID on him. We just got to catch this guy."
To cabin owners in southern Utah, he remains a spooky and menacing figure.
"We feel like we're being subject to terrorism by this guy," Hendrickson said. "My wife says flat-out she's not going back to our trailer until they catch him." - yahoo
Bigfoot and the Lizard Man: fact or myth?
Well, the fact of the matter is that some South Carolina residents swear that they've seen one (or both) of the two creatures--with their own eyes. Enter Mary Beth Paope, a S.C. woman who claims to have caught a glimpse of Bigfoot in November 2007 while on a hike with fellow Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) members in Sumter National Forest.
And according to BFRO member Don Tart, quite a few hunters have also caught eye of the hairy sasquatch--or at least have had the distinct feeling of not being alone in the woods. Tart himself has experienced the creepy feeling several times, the first of which was in 1980, when he viewed an extremely long (approximately 16 inches by 5 inches) footprint in the mud at Mt. St. Helens. He's been a Bigfoot researcher ever since.
But big, hairy sasquatches aren't all that seem to be in our grand old state--the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp in Bishopville has also gained quite a following. Instead of matted hair, the Lizard Man features green scales and a pair of glowing red eyes--according to 17-year-old Christopher Davis, who glimpsed the beast at 2 a.m. late one night.
So a teenager said he saw a monster at 2 a.m. on a summer night? Methinks that some alcohol may have caused the image...but who knows. All that can be said is that ever since then, the Lizard Man has been a consistent topic of conversation in Bishopville.
Entranced by all the stories about Bigfoot and the Lizard Man? Head over to the in-depth reports at Charleston City Paper to learn more. And then read College of Charleston Magazine's story about a group who went on the search for the Lizard Man. - beaufort.thedigitel
Doubts about Bigfoot in Saltville
The news spread like the proverbial wildfire recently. There allegedly had been a sighting of a Bigfoot near Saltville and some of the pros were coming to hunt the critter and film a TV program about it. The beast was the buzz of local gossip.
For anyone unaware of what a Bigfoot is let me set the record straight. No, I am not talking about my youngest brother, Ron, nor either of my cousins Buzz or Wayne Smith. Nor am I referring to either Gregg or Tim Sholes, all five of whom take about a whole steer hide to make them a pair of shoes. I am referring to the mysterious man-like beast referred to by numerous names in numerous cultures throughout much of North America and in the rest of the world as well. In the mountainous regions of Asia a similar creature supposedly exists in the Himalayan mountains where it is called the Yeti or Abominable Snowman.
The folks coming to hunt the critter were from Animal Planet. Generally I enjoy Animal Planet programs. They normally are professionally produced and scientifically backed. They tend to be well done educational programs about various types of animals inhabiting our planet. For that reason alone I was looking forward to the Animal Planet crew coming to Saltville to investigate a supposed "Bigfoot" sighting in the Saltville area. I had not really heard much about it, just that someone, somewhere in the Saltville area had allegedly seen what they believed to be a Bigfoot, the mysterious ape-like animal that turns up here and there. I had heard from someone that the critter was seen on Flat Top Mountain near what is called Aistrop Hollow. Flat Top Mountain has (I believe) 50,000 plus acres of wilderness. So it would perhaps be a suitable hiding place.
I am neither a convinced believer nor a confirmed disbeliever in Bigfoot. In a way I doubt its existence. For one thing, despite so many people dedicated to finding and proving it, very little evidence exists. For example no one, to my knowledge has ever found the remains of a deceased one. Nor has anyone ever produced reasonable proof of young ones. No skeletons, no burial sites should they be that far advanced. There has, I believe, been a few scraps of fur caught on thorns. Films are always by someone who has seen an adult. However, the filming is usually from a distance or unclear or both. That was why I looked forward to Animal Planet coming to the area. I envisioned a highly professional crew of researchers and camera crew. I was, however, disappointed.
The schedule for showing was the first problem. It aired this time opposite the Grammy Awards program. Normally this would not have bothered me as I am no big fan of awards programs of any type. However, one of Terry's favorite artists was up for a couple of awards and she did want to see it so we more or less bounced back and forth between the two programs.
Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed. For one thing, though the alleged sighting was advertised as being near Saltville (which they hit another sore spot with me, two actually, when first pronouncing the area as part of the App-uh-lay-shuns. I cannot understand why they find it so difficult to pronounce it as most of us natives do, Ap-uh-lat-chuns. Another was when they announced they were holding a meeting at a historic mill in Salts-ville, Va. I would think if they were very professional, they would have bothered to learn the correct name of the town in which the meeting was to take place.).
The sighting itself was much nearer to Bristol or even Dickenson County than Saltville as it was said to have been near Abrams Falls, and at some point High Knob, which is in Wise County, was also mentioned. The areas mentioned are much closer to Benhams and Mendota, both much closer to Bristol than Saltville, both fairly near the Tennessee state line. In fact, the original video that caught the attention of the Animal Planet folks was titled the Beast of Gum Hill, and is on YouTube. Gum Hill is in the lower end of Washington County, much closer to the Bristol area than to Saltville or anywhere in Smyth County. That kind of added to my puzzlement as to why they were coming to Saltville.
I was unaware of the meeting but from what I have read or been told, not very many local folks attended. I did see a brief segment on TV (again switching back and forth between channels). I saw one or two young people I recognized but that was about it. I later spoke with Kris Sheets, the librarian at Saltville's Public Library. Sheets did attend the meeting. She was also surprised that she saw only a few folks that she knew to be Saltville area residents. She said most of the people who spoke were from further away, even a few from other states, including West Virginia. Again I don't understand the choice of Saltville by the Animal Planet crew.
In an article by Patrick Smith, an intern working with the Smyth County News & Messenger, Smith recounted stories by a man from Piney Flats, Tennn., as well as a Bristol resident who said he had also seen the creature at Gum Hill. In his piece, Smith also quoted a young woman from Saltville who said she saw a Sasquatch standing on top of a hill outside her home. She told the crowd that once she made eye contact with the figure, she was struck on her right leg by a stone thrown hard enough to leave a bruise. She had brought along a drawing of the creature she saw for the Animal Planet folks to view. Apparently, according to Smith, 10 people there had Bigfoot stories to tell. The folks from Animal Planet asked these 10 to stay as they wanted more details about their sightings and help pinpointing them on the map.
As I said, I have not completely made up my mind, one way or the other about this ape-man critter. I have seen recordings that certainly look real. But then folks these days have access to cameras and computers that almost rival filmmakers from Hollywood. Some of these folks have seen something. Not being there I don't know what.
One of the things that gives me some doubt is the number of people I know who have hunted much of the mountain region where most of these latest sightings took place. Fellows like Joe Roberts Jr., the late Robert "Maneater" Kestner, R.J. Kestner, the late Fred Frye, the late Pete Frye and lots of other folks from the Saltville and Rich Valley areas have hunted that region for years. These are guys who if they saw a Bigfoot, or any other kind of Booger, would likely have brought it home draped over the fender of their truck. I have never heard any of them mention seeing anything even vaguely resembling a Bigfoot.
I also think it strange, if such a beast exists in our region that either Harry Haynes, Pat Sword, Gregg Harris, my brother Rusty, several of his friends, the Campbell boys Bob and Raymond, Big Tom Buchanan, or his dad my old buddy Raymond, or any number of the other fellows from the Rich Valley area would have never seen one. We have all spent a lot of days and nights as well prowling the back roads and little mountain dirt roads throughout the area. But then again I cannot rule them out. After all, I was told for years that panthers, especially black ones, no longer inhabited this area. Had Harry and I not stumbled across one way up on the Ridge Road late one night I would still believe that was true.
If Sasquatch exists I think the upper Rich Valley region would make it a good home. If I see one and he doesn't bother me, I won't bother him. But until I see one, I will still have doubts. As to the Animal Planet segment, I am sorry to say that this one was a bit less professionally done than is their norm. Perhaps the subject matter played a big role, as one about lions or tigers or bears and such has tons of information and research on record; while one on a creature that many still doubt exists has very little scientific research backing it. Perhaps the team did the best they could with what they info they had available. I suppose time will tell. - swvatoday
Thanks to Bill Green
Scientists solve mystery of stone circle on top of ridge of Coast Mountains
On a remote, windswept ridge high above the treeline in B.C.'s Coast Mountains, the dull hues of a brownish-green plateau suddenly give way to a bright-white, 50-metre-wide circle of stone.
It's the kind of sight that fires the imaginations of archeologists and UFO enthusiasts alike: Did some pre-historic aboriginal culture create a place of worship or a primitive astronomical observatory amid the clouds and jagged peaks of the Chilcotin Range, about 300 kilometres north-west of Vancouver?
Or - why not? - did an away party of alien explorers build a signal station there or even a spaceship landing site?
Two scientists from Canada and Britain were sufficiently intrigued by the "unusual, near-circular ring of stones" and its "uncertain origin" that they probed the strange feature and have just published their findings in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.
The researchers, Geological Survey of Canada emeritus scientist Andrew Okulitch and Michael Czajkowski of the U.K.'s Open University, were alerted to the circle by Czajkowski's sister, the well-known B.C. writer and off-the-grid wilderness guide Chris Czajkowski. She operates a backwoods retreat in the area and had snapped an aerial photo of the unusual rock formation.
The two geologists examined the site as a private research project, hoping to understand how it came to be. And their conclusion - which will come as a letdown to both history buffs and believers in extraterrestrial visitation - is that the stone circle is the result of natural forces, an extraordinarily geometric gift left after a retreating glacier about 10,000 years ago.
"Although I expect a lot of people would be disappointed or even reluctant to learn that the circle was a natural feature and not built by aliens or lost unknown cultures," Okulitch said, "what I find exciting are the strange and wonderful ways in which nature can work, and the challenges we are confronted with in trying to figure them out."
Ancient aboriginal sites elsewhere in B.C. have produced "smaller stone rings" and associated artifacts, the researchers wrote in the published paper. But "an anthropogenic origin was dismissed" at the Chilcotin site "since there is no evidence of stacking" of the white stones, some of which weigh several tonnes.
"The harsh climate and absence of sustenance at 2,000 metres elevation in post-glacial times likely discouraged occupation or even travel in the region," the co-authors added, "and no obvious astronomic or spiritual reason for such a structure can be imagined, even if a supply of unique stones was available in the immediate area."
Instead, Okulitch and Czajkowski surmised that the rocks became stranded on an isolated glacial mass at the end of the last Ice Age, sliding off piece by piece around the edge of the frozen pillar until it melted away and left the stone circle behind.
"I think it is highly unlikely that a circle made from huge boulders that show no signs of having been worked by tools could be man-made in a region that offers so little sustenance or reasons for such a construction," said Okulitch, noting that the nearest significant source of light-coloured rock is located more than two kilometres from the circle.
"I've just returned from a trek in southern Peru, so I know what humans can accomplish when it comes to moving big stones, but the Incas lived in a fertile region and could muster tens of thousands of people to do the work," Okulitch said. "Nothing like that ever existed in prehistoric B.C., as far as we know, and if it did, one would expect more evidence for such a civilization than one lonely circle." - vancouversun
Before I venture into the subject of the narrative let me state that I have never been in favor of the United State's 2003 invasion of Iraq. According to U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the coalition mission was "to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people." From the beginning I recognized that this was an excuse...there had to be another reason for this assault. In 2005, the Central Intelligence Agency released a report saying that no weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq. That statement alone set my radar abuzz. What have they actually been looking for?
For many years since the invasion there have been rumors about Saddam Hussein's scientific and military 'underground', especially when the subject of hidden weapons was raised. Saddam Hussein desired a 'super weapon' and would do anything in his power to obtain one. In the 1980's, Iraq engaged world-renowned artillery expert Gerald V. Bull to construct the "Supergun / PC-2", a huge howitzer able to fire satellites into space or launch artillery shells thousands of miles into enemy territory. The endeavor was called 'Project Babylon'. On March 22, 1990, Bull was assassinated, allegedly by several western intelligence agencies, terminating development, and the parts were confiscated by British customs after the Gulf War.
Dr. Michael E. Salla, PhD in government from the University of Queensland and William Henry conclude the U.S. and German governments believe there is a 'Stargate' (portal to another world) in Iraq, a country also known as Ancient Mesopotamia, the land of Babylonia and the Cradle of Civilization.
They stated that the strongest available evidence comes from the work of the Sumerian scholar, Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin translated the cuneiform tablets recording the beliefs and activities of the ancient Sumerians whose civilization began almost overnight in 3800 BC. The Sumerians had detailed knowledge of all the planets in the solar system, understood the precession of the equinoxes, and also had an understanding of complex medical procedures.
Salla believes that the U.S., Russia, Germany and France have been aware that the Anunnaki left behind some very high-tech apparatus, and possibly weaponry, when they abandoned the Earth around 1,700 B.C. Salla also contends that Saddam Hussein had been getting assistance from Russian, German and French archaeological teams for years in an attempt to unravel, and perhaps reverse-engineer, this apparatus. Salla claims it is probably far in advance of any technology we might have obtained from the Grays from Zeta Reticuli and which is supposedly warehoused at Area 51 in Nevada.
Saddam Hussein wanted to cement his place in history by reviving the grandeur of early Mesopotamian civilizations because he was allegedly aware of the existence of a Stargate. Prior to the US invasion, Hussein performed a detailed underground mapping of the area around the Sumerian city of Uruk and had given permission for a German team of archaeologists to resume excavations in the most likely location of the Sumerian Stargate. This is consistent with the German government’s public opposition to the invasion of Iraq. If there is a Stargate in Southern Iraq, then the Bush Administration was aware the Stargate would play a role in a “prophesied return of the gods.”
SADDAM HUSSEIN AND THE ALIENS
On Thursday, December 16, 1998, during Operation Desert Fox, the Allied air strike against Iraq, a video clip aired on CNN showed a UFO hovering over Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, and moving away to avoid a stream of tracer anti-aircraft fire. At the time, it was thought to be just another UFO sighting, although captured on videotape. Many ufologists think there might have been more to this incident.
According to ufologist Ignatius Graffeo, "I did see a triangular formation of lights moving very slowly at about" 12:55 a.m. Baghdad time that Thursday "on an NBC news report of the bombing...The light was steady, and it was definite and very striking." He described it as "a V-shaped formation like the one at Phoenix," Arizona on March 13, 1997.
The UFO "was against a black night sky and very different from the 'greenish' tracer fire moving across the sky, which did not hold their position for any length of time."
On December 6, 2002, a caller into the Art Bell (radio) show, who claimed to have a connection to the military, said a UFO crashed in Iraq in recent years. The caller also stated that the U.S. is searching for any public pretext to invade Iraq, but its greatest fear is that Saddam will reverse-engineer the crashed alien spacecraft. "The craft allegedly crashed during the Gulf War (1990-1991) or more recently (possibly December 1998). This will be Iraq's Roswell. The U.S. is currently reverse-engineering the Roswell craft and fears Saddam's scientists will catch up with or even go beyond the U.S. in one or more areas. These areas of research include zero point, over-ratio or gravimetric technology, which would allow for a tremendous advance, allowing Iraq to become a leading power."
Ukrainian psychic Lenura A. Azizova claimed that Saddam Hussein first met an extraterrestrial in 1989, when a cylindrical UFO crashed in the mountains southeast of Kirkuk.
"In 1989, in the mountainous region several dozen kilometers east or southeast of Kirkuk, was the UFO crash that was soon cordoned off by Saddam's military," Azizova said, following a series of remote-viewing sessions in her own country. "The craft was seized, evaluated and kept hidden in great secrecy. The crash of this alien spacecraft made a long trench in the ground. The vehicle was shaped like a cylinder, or more precisely, like a bullet, 12 meters (40 feet) long and 2.4 meters (8 feet) in diameter, silver in color."
"The body of one dead alien was found inside," she added, "The alien was Asian-looking, about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height, with a big head, big eyes and four- fingered hands. The second member of the crew left the capsule through the opening at the back part of the craft. A few days afterward, Iraqi soldiers in the nearby mountains" north of Taqtaq "caught this second alien. The entity was obviously frightened and gave off squeaking noises."
"Saddam was afraid that other aliens would arrive to save the crew, so the recovery was made very quickly," she stated. "The Iraqi army transported the craft in top secrecy at night to Irbil province, where the special underground tunnel with hangars was constructed to hide and study the spacecraft. Natural caves existing in the region were used for this purpose. The body of the (dead alien) pilot was also stored there in a special cryogenic container."
The underground facility is "located in the mountains southeast of Irbil, approximately somewhere between Girdasur and Mirza Agha."
An Iraqi correspondent Mohammed Daud al-Hayyat stated before the invasion, "there are talks about extraterrestrials in Iraq, but nothing is said about any crash. It is rumored at a market in Sulaimaniya, to the south of Zarzi, that aliens are Saddam's guests. Where do they stay then? People mention some underground base. But Saddam has a palace in this valley, an old stronghold Qalaat-e-Julundi. Earlier it belonged to the royal family. After the revolution, the government took possession of the fortress, and now, like every palace in Iraq it is "a summer residence" of Saddam Hussein. The fortress is mentioned here for a very simple reason: it is practically impossible to penetrate into it. The citadel stands on a hill surrounded with vertical precipices on three sides; the precipices plunge down to the Little Zab river. It is said that Saddam lets aliens stay there."
An Iraqi UFO reporter Mohammed Hajj al-Amdar said on the basis of strange stories coming out of that valley: "Saddam gave the aliens sanctuary, so that they couldn't be captured by Americans. Nobody can reach the citadel Qalaat-e-Julundi at night. They say that the aliens created "watchdogs" for Saddam. The aliens took ordinary desert scorpions and used their bio-engineering to grow the scorpions to giant size. Scorpions of a cow-size! They are wonderful watchdogs: they blend in with the desert, swiftly and silently move on their warm-blooded prey for a decisive attack. Luckless intruders hear just some strange sound from behind stones, then a pincer crushes their necks, another pincer crushes their legs; then the victims is slammed to the ground and beaten with a barbed tail six or seven times. Death comes almost immediately."
UFO Roundup Editor Joseph Trainor came to a conclusion that something strange is actually happening in the valley of the Little Zab river, but it is not clear what exactly. It is not ruled out that Saddam intentionally spreads these rumors so that to scare people away from some important military object located in the old fortress of Qalaat-e-Julundi.
Several years earlier, on June 20, 1993, information was published on FIDOnet's MUFONET BBS NETWORK, what was a letter from 'Steve from Britain'. He openly warned: "The following information was published in Amateur Radio Packet BBS on June 13 by some short-wave transmitter for spreading all over the world. I know nothing about the man who published the information, I also cannot say whether his information is true. The man reported that some aircraft was found after it was brought down by F-16 over Saudi Arabia during raids in Baghdad."
The information itself said: "A high-ranking source admitted that US Air Force's F-16 brought down a UFO over Saudi Arabia during the Operation Desert Storm, and five countries are trying to conceal information about this fact. I don't know details, but it was some plane unknown to me. Saudis who were with me at that moment, were scared so much that they asked American, British and French investigators to come to the crash site immediately."
Colonel Gregor Petrokov, a senior Russian official said that at that moment he was on a visit to Er Riyadh, where together with a Russian group he managed to examine the crashed aircraft before American troops participating in Desert Storm came to the crash site. He said: "The aircraft was round and made of some material that I never saw myself. About one third of the craft was torn out by blasts of American missiles. Saudis didn't let us touch anything, but we managed to see appliances, mechanisms and other things that bewildered us absolutely." Inscriptions on the control panel and on the scales were in some unknown language.
"It was a relatively small craft, of approximately 15 feet in diameter. It had three chairs, probably for crew members, but they were so small as if meant for children. To all appearance, space aliens were just about three feet tall. However, it seems incredible that there were no dead bodies at the crash site; what is more, nothing that might look like an engine was found there as well. Probably American missiles hit the engine immediately and destroyed it. Later, operators of Saudi radar stations told me that no ejection or falling of some subjects out of the craft was registered. Searching helicopters surveyed the desert, but the pilots failed to find any surviving crew member close to the crash site."
At the radar station Petrokov learned that the target identified as a UFO emerged "from nowhere" when four F-16 headed for Baghdad. One of the American planes broke the line and directed toward the UFO. The alien craft started moving south-west, away from the American plane, and the latter pursued it. When the F-16 was three miles away from the object, the craft fired at it but missed. Then the American plane fired a missile at the UFO. A horrifying sound followed and the spacecraft dropped on the ground. Petrokov says that when American investigators came to the crash site, he and his people were ordered to leave the area for Er Riyadh. The colonel says, it is highly likely that Americans didn't want others see some other things that were in the crash site in addition to the round shape of the craft made of some unknown material and the fact that no aliens survived after the crash.
In Petrokov's words, people from his team managed to take pictures of the site, and neither Saudis nor Americans noticed it. But the next day the team was ordered to bring the pictures to Russian authorities. "American military engineers gathered all wreckage and removed them for further study in the USA."
So...did the U.S. and it's allies invade Iraq to disarm it of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, to free the Iraqi people and to secure the oil fields? Or was the mission designed to capture alien technology before Saddam Hussein had the ability to use it?
Hundreds of dead birds on I-95 in Laurel, Maryland
Hundreds of birds just dropped from the sky and landed onto I-95 Wednesday, bringing afternoon rush hour traffic to a crawl.
They were common Starlings, and while there were a few in the grass and on the shoulders of the highway, the vast majority landed right on the northbound travel lanes in Laurel.
“We were just kind of curious about running them over and getting them stuck in your tires and all that nastiness,” says Tammy Johnson.
“I travel this all the time and have never seen anything like that before,” says Ray Wheltle.
Traffic backed up as drivers slowed down out of concern for the birds and their cars.
A highway crew swept and shoveled what they could while the drivers crept by scratching their heads. State biologists say they've also seen Starlings, which tend to fly in large tight flocks, crash into the sides of tractor trailers.
Some suspect something sinister.
"Environmental hazards, toxins in the air and in the environment maybe," a person said.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist Peter Bedel believes the Starlings flew into a truck. He does not suspect any disease and is sending samples to a lab just in case.
Laurel resident Dan Kennedy said something weird happened nearby a week or two ago.
"A bunch of birds flying into a parking lot and diving in thinking its water," Kennedy said. "A bunch of birds died."
Some are linking the deaths to similar incidents elsewhere.
"Down in Alabama or Mississippi something like that where a whole bunch of birds just died and fell out of the sky," said Richmond resident Doug Morris.
One possible culprit is nearby power lines. The birds could have encountered something deadly simultaneously. But with no definitive cause named for killing the birds, some continue to worry about a hidden danger to themselves.
"We're next, they're the canaries," a person said. - wjla
Pastor, wife accused of killing 'possessed' children
A pastor and his wife are in custody accused of killing three of their children by starving them to ward off evil spirits, police in South Korea said Wednesday.
The couple told police the children -- aged nine, seven and three -- had been ill, which they believed was a sign they were invaded by evil spirits after eating too much on Lunar New Year.
They then cut the children's hair to chase the spirits out and starved them from January 24 until February 2, only allowing them to drink water. Local media reports said the parents had beaten the children with a belt and a fly swatter numerous times.
The pastor, named only by his surname Park, and his wife, Cho, told police they tied the children's arms and legs with stockings. All three died on February 2, the first around 2am, the second at 5am and the third at 7am, according to police in the town of Boseong, more than 186 miles (300 kilometers) south of Seoul.
The bodies were found nine days later by Park's brother-in-law. Police said the couple was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children. Their eight-month-old daughter who survived has been taken into care, police said.
Park, 43, and Cho, 34, told police they opened a church in Boseong in March 2009 with a congregation of 10, but were accused of being a cult.
The police plan to forward the case to the prosecutor's office on February 17. - CNN
Now that's a 'Longhorn'!
A Texas Longhorn bull that more than lives up to its name has smashed the record for the world's longest horns.
Seven-year-old JR has horns that measure an incredible 9ft 1ins - and they are likely to grow even bigger.
But even though he has a name derived from a character in Dallas, the ultimate Texas television show, JR does not reside in the U.S.
Instead, he is part of the largest herd of Texas Longhorns in Australia, roaming around the 1,100acre Leahton Park estate in Queensland.
He has claimed the Guinness World Record from a bull in Ohio called Shadow Jubilee.
But whereas that animal had horns that are 88ins long, JR's measure a staggering 109ins from tip-to-tip.
JR is descended from pure Texas Longhorn stock.
His owner Michael Bethel, 50, who runs Leahton Park with his wife Lynda, 39, began breeding Longhorns 14 years ago.
He said: 'I don't think JR realises how much attention he's getting now he's a record breaker.
'He's just happy and healthy, we don't give him any special treatment, we just let him graze around with the kangaroos like the rest of the heard.
'He's only seven so he still has a bit of growing to do yet - they can live until their early 20s - his horns could still get bigger.'
The park opened as a tourist attraction three years ago to allow visitors to take horse-drawn wagon tours to see the Longhorns. - dailymail
Another 'big cat' spotted in Gloucestershire
Yet another big cat sighting has been reported in the county.
Helen Stratford, of Teddington Gardens, Upton St Leonards, said she spotted a large cat in fields by her house on Saturday evening around 5.40pm.
She said she was "shocked" by the sighting, which happened as she walked her dog.
She said: "It was walking down the field about 20 metres in front of me and my dog chased it and barked and growled.
"It disappeared through the fence into a copse towards the bridle path.
"My dog was sniffing the fence where it went through and was shaking.
"The way it bound across the frozen earth was very different to how a dog runs.
"It made no sound or attempt to do anything to my dog.
"I was quite shaken up and shocked to see it.
"It had obviously made its way over from Nut Hill."
The news comes after the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), based at the University of Gloucestershire, announced it was planning a survey to find out more about the phenomenon.
The institute wants to determine the beliefs of people in the community and beyond with regard to creatures such as the Gloucestershire cat.
Senior Research Fellow Dr Matt Reed said: "As a team of researchers who work a lot in rural communities over the years we have heard lots of accounts of big beasts spotted in the countryside, carcasses of wild animals or sheep killed in unusual ways and sometimes strange animal calls.
"Now it seems that these accounts have become focused near our base and we have decided to take a closer look."
Meanwhile, big cat expert Frank Tunbridge, from Gloucester, appeared on the Gabby Logan show on Channel Five yesterday to talk about the sightings in the county.
He said: "These animals have bred amongst themselves and produced a hybrid through the generations.
California man jailed for cooking and eating neighborhood cats
An Oildale, California man is behind bars, accused of killing cats and eating them. A case of alleged animal abuse led investigators to a home on Wilson Avenue in Oildale. "It was shocking. I was just blown away. I mean how often do you hear that," said neighbour Steve Poe. Poe lives next door Jason Wilmert, 36, who is accused of killing cats and eating them.
"I heard he was using his house pets as snacks which is kind of disturbing. You would have never guessed anything like that. I saw him buy a case of beer. So if he can afford a case of Natural Ice, you can get some Top Ramen," continued Poe. Neighbours say Wilmert kept to himself and acted strangely. "He would just stare at my dog, like just stare at it, and he makes me nervous, you know what I mean? I told him to stop and he said I'm not doing nothing. I'm just looking," said Steven Smith.
One neighbour said she saw him in action. "My roommate recently told me about two days ago that our neighbour was crazy and she caught him cutting up a dead cat in his backyard," said Crystal Gates. Neighbours had their suspicions about how Wilmert may have prepared the cats. "He spent, I want to say, three straight days burning stuff in his backyard. It smelled like leaves and everything like that. I don't know if the guy was having a BBQ or what not, but it was three to four days solid burning stuff in his yard," said Poe.
Wilmert faces two misdemeanour charges, one count of cruelty to animals and one count of using a pet as food. "I've been involved in these types of cases for well over almost 20 years now. I've never seen this charge before," explained Michael Yraceburn, Supervising Deputy District Attorney. If convicted, Wilmert faces up to six months in jail. Investigators say they don't know where the cats came from, but they believe the killings happened on more than one occasion.
The state fire marshal is investigating what caused a recreational vehicle carrying "Bigfoot trackers" to catch fire after an inferno backed up rush hour traffic Thursday on Interstate 4.
Florida Department of Transportation cameras caught the massive fireball the engulfed the RV on I-4 at the St. Johns River Causeway in Volusia County.
A family with children were inside the RV when it started to smoke. The driver said he pulled over and everyone got out just seconds before it burst into flames.
The RV was hauling an SUV labeled "BigfootTracker," and Local 6 learned it's part of a team of people on a cross-country tour searching for Bigfoot.
The RV also contained propane tanks, but they never exploded.
Vehicles were backed up for miles and many drove right past the flames. Several drivers were stuck on the causeway, but others were able to find detours.
Tom Snyder got off before the bottleneck and said, "It's a dead stop. We're going to Daytona and because it's on the bridge, you had to get on U.S. 17-92 to go around."
I posted on Wednesday that Ricky D and the 'Gonna Catch Me A Bigfoot' team were headed to Florida. Yesterday a brief video was posted stating that the team was in the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area just west of Daytona, FL. where there had been 'over 30 recent Bigfoot sightings'.
Anyway, I'm glad no one was hurt...but let's use 'the past' to possibly predict the future of this group's intentions.
First of all, the videos from the expedition have been removed...so I assume the expedition is over.
Second...I'm not sure who was on the expedition though it seems that it was just Ricky D, his wife and their two kids. I suppose that is the team.
Third...I truly expect a statement is forthcoming from Ricky D that either the government set his RV on fire because he was getting too close to capturing / killing a Bigfoot or that the Bigfoot community had taken revenge on him.
If I hear anything noteworthy, I'll pass it along...Lon