Saturday, December 01, 2012

Lancaster, Ohio: Why So Much Paranormal Activity?

I received the following email last evening:

Hello, I rent office space in the building at 117 W. Main Street in Lancaster, Ohio. My partner and I have been in the building quite late on occasions because we are just starting a home health company. We hear noises and the lights in the hall are on motion sensor and they go on and off all the time. We don't really pay it much attention because we are so used to the strange noises and the unexplained flickering lights it's just a "natural" thing because its all the time. My partner had heard through the grape vine through some of the other renters in the building that it was haunted. Well tonight my partner had left early and as did most of the other renters and I was there alone. It was only around 6:30 but I was almost done typing what I was working on. I had repeatedly heard noises in the hall almost like a high heel shoe tapping on the wood flooring in the hall. I also heard a tapping inside my office. The hallway lights going on and off as usual. I had a paper on the corner of my desk and I thought I saw it slipping off of the desk so I slammed my hand down to catch it so that it would not fall. I moved the paper onto a stack of papers on the desk, it was no longer hanging off. I went back to typing and looked down and the stack of papers was moving as if it was being pulled off of my desk right in front of me! I got up and left in a hurry I was shaking by the time I got outside I was so shocked and scared! BT

Oddly enough, I have received several inquiries over the years referencing the same general location in Lancaster, Ohio. As well, there have been news articles on the phenomenon in downtown Lancaster, Ohio:

Several Lancaster, Ohio Businesses Coping With Eerie Events

Something mysterious, and perhaps paranormal, is going on in Lancaster.

A few local business owners have enlisted a local paranormal group to get some answers to some hair-raising events.

Tammi Jo's Café and Catering co-owner Tammi Neighbor has had several eerie events in her restaurant, 111 N. Columbus St., since opening less than a year ago.

"There's too many things going on for it to be a coincidence," she said. "One time the restaurant was full, and we heard a whistle come from the center of the building. Everyone turned and looked, but there was no one there."

Neighbor's list of spooky events include a vase moving from one location to another day to day, water faucets turning on by themselves and a crate of rags spontaneously combusting.

Neighbor researched the building's history and learned it formerly belonged to an occult group before they were driven out of town.

She contacted The Ohio Paranormal Seekers, which will make several sound and video recordings to determine if spirits roam the café.

The group will investigate four Lancaster businesses, including two places on either side of Tammi Jo's Café. They will analyze Tammi Jo's Café, Paperback Exchange and Westerman's Tuxedo Junction on Saturday. He will investigate the Tavern at the Mill Sept. 10.

"I was sitting there talking to Vicki (Westerman, co-owner) and heard someone talking upstairs. I apologized for keeping the owner from her other customer, but she said she was the only one there," he said. "I thought she was messing with me, but I went upstairs and there was no one there."

Westerman said she didn't hear the voice, but she also doesn't doubt the possibility of the building, 113 N. Columbus St., being occupied by some presence.

"It would be interesting if they did find something," she said. "But I wouldn't move. I've never felt unsafe here."

Tavern at the Mill owner Ron Hawk said the building, 431 S. Columbus St., has been known as a haunted building for many years. His employees discovered an old newspaper article detailing the death of a 19-year-old man named Luke who was killed in the elevator shaft in 1919 in the Tavern.

"I'm not the type of person to believe in ghosts or spirits, but a lot of my employees do," he said. "Nothing they find, or don't find, will surprise me."

He said employees have mentioned hearing pool being played while no one was by the table and the juke box turning on for no apparent reason.

"A lot of my employees are afraid to go down in the basement by themselves," Hawk said.

He has no plans of moving his business from the 115-year-old building, regardless of the findings by the paranormal investigators.

"I have a lot of money invested there," he said. "I'm not going to let any supposed ghosts scare me out of there."

Paperback Exchange owner Leanne McClellan said on two separate occasions she left a piece of mail on her desk before closing and each time the items were gone the next morning.

"The first time it happened I thought I was losing my mind, but the second time made me think more," McClellan said.

"I'm the only one that works here. Unless we have a ghost, I have no clue where it went."

She said it will be business as usual even if ghosts or spirits are found to be staying in the used bookstore at 109 N. Columbus St.

"I don't anticipate they'll find anything, but it's all in fun," she said. "After all, everyone loves a good ghost story." - Lancaster Eagle Gazette


I received the following email in reference to a post from August 23, 2009 where several businesses in Lancaster, Ohio were experiencing paranormal activity...Lon

Re: ghosts in Westerman's tux shop........

"The shop which is now Westerman's used to be McClurg's. McClurg's sold and serviced musical instruments and sold supplies for them. Before that I believe it was a music store by a different name. I was young when I met the former owner of that place who used to be mean to everyone. After I and my younger brother interacted with him in different ways he became a nice man again. He passed away some time after and so it became Mr. McClurg's store. During the time Mr. McClurg had it, the employees from the previous store still worked there. We'd often hear this one employee yell about someone standing behind him that disappeared. My younger brother and I had gotten to know this employee from that former store and we'd gotten to know that former owner. The owner had been mean to this employee then turned to become very nice to him which unnerved him. He got into a habit of looking over the employee's shoulder to see him working on instruments. Their previous interaction was that of the employee not seeing the owner watching over him and then flying into a rage at the poor quality of work he was doing. So, then, when he turned over a new leaf the employee was still gun shy so to speak and would jump at realizing the guy was behind him. The owner passed away but according to this employee he didn't leave. It wasn't just that either. The owner was still looking over the employee's shoulder from time to time! The employee would yell before the ghost of the owner disappeared before our eyes! The ghost of the owner was looking at us and smiling like he'd done this as a practical joke on the former employee. The employee got so nervous over time that the last time it happened he said enough was enough and that he was looking for a new job. He gathered his things and walked out the door saying good riddance to the place. The owner went after him asking what he was doing. They argued but the owner couldn't talk him into staying. The man said he just couldn't take it anymore. The owner looked creeped out to be standing there in the place knowing he was the only worker there at the time. He did everything he could to get us to stay a bit longer, lol. Mom was doing errands that day and couldn't stay. Once in the car she said she didn't know what had gotten into him. My little brother told her that he knew what had gotten into him and filled her in. She tried to blow it off but then asked the owner about it when she returned to pick up her order. He told her it was all true and that he'd seen the former owner many many times in there still working on instruments. He often found the tools, especially the soldering iron, plugged in and hot. Mom trembled all over and told him she'd pray for him and have her friends pray for him. He asked her not to tell anyone as it would probably cause business to go bad. She understood and said she'd only talk to close friends and that they'd keep it quiet. My sisters who knew about this told all their friends and soon teenagers were filling the store but none were shopping or buying. The owner told each one if they weren't shopping they'd have to leave. He soon realized why they were there and chided mom for talking too much. He said that now no one would come to buy anything from him and he'd be ruined. It actually worked out well for him since people were very interested in the man's ghost. While they were there they would buy things too and business was great. In time it died down and the business was back to normal once again. So, that's the story about the ghost in Westerman's."

Downtown Lancaster, Ohio Businesses Still Experience Ghostly Activity 
The historic Mill building on South Columbus Street has all the looks of a haunted building, and now local ghost hunters say they have the proof.

Chad Houghs, leader of Earthbound Spirits Paranormal, a Lancaster-based group seeking to find answers to paranormal existence, spent a stormy October night investigating Mickey's Bar and Grill, 431 S. Columbus St., former location of the Tavern at the Mill.

Houghs said the team collected evidence that proves the existence of paranormal activity at Mickey's.

"There are definitely spirits, ghosts, whatever you want to call it," he said. "They are intelligent because they were answering questions we were asking them."

The finding confirms what Mickey's Bar and Grill owner Mickey Eaton said he already knew.

"It's definitely haunted, that's my take," he said. "Otherwise I'd be all right closing at night alone; it kind of freaks me out."

The team collected audio and visual evidence. During the video, the team members can be seen on infrared video sitting in the dark attempting to talk to the spirits.

On multiple occasions, a twist to turn on flash light turned on for a few seconds before being turned off -- all happening with no human being within a few feet.

Houghs collects two forms of audio evidence. One uses a normal audio recorder, and another uses a high frequency antenna to pick up signals that are then translated into words.

During various audio clips, team members can be heard clearly asking various questions and there are several responses heard softer than a whisper.

He said many responses went unnoticed by the team during the hunt because of the high frequency; words were heard after playing back audio recordings.

Two of the clearest sounds were that of a response that said, "Please be friends," and a slight cat meow.

"We caught some good evidence on this one. It just seemed like everything was happening perfectly," Houghs said.

At another point, the co-owner's name, "Mike," appears to be heard.

Despite the successful hunt, Houghs realizes skeptics will doubt the findings.

"(They should) get their own electronic recorder and go do it themselves. Then you'll answer your own questions," he said.

Mike Eaton, Mickey's father and co-owner, challenges skeptics to test their beliefs and strongly agrees the building is haunted.

"If there is such a thing as spirits, they're here -- believe me, they're here," he said. - Lancaster Eagle Gazette

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NOTE: Here's the Google Map link for Lancaster, Ohio. Besides the emails and news articles, I have heard about several other paranormal incidents in Lancaster, Ohio. Does anybody have any idea why the activity is so prevalent there? Could this town be in a high energy zone? Here are more strange tales from the area - Little Green Haunted House - The Mudhouse Mansion in Lancaster, Ohio - Ghost Rider and Horse in Lancaster, Ohio. Lon

Haunted Ohio: Ghostly Tales from the Buckeye State (Buckeye Haunts) - There is a series of 5 books available

Haunted Ohio: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Buckeye State (Haunted Series)

Weird Ohio: Your Travel Guide to Ohio's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Just the Facts?: Ketchum Study DNA Source -- North Korean Locates Unicorn Lair -- Mysterious Object Scares Villagers

Confirmed Ketchum Study DNA Source - from August 31, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: this information has been known by me for over 2 years.  This is the original collection of the evidence post from 8/31/2010...Lon:

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J.C. Johnson of Crypto Four Corners posts: "A look into the attack on an animal, where mostly the "Skunk Sack" and organs were removed."

The investigation took place in Fruitland, New Mexico area...probably in or very near the Navajo Reservation. This area is very active with a hominid species that appears to be thriving. Please watch the entire video and listen to JC's theory as to why the 'Furry One' killed the skunk. Fascinating video...Lon

Video: Hominid 'Harvests' Skunk - Fruitland, NM

Return of the Stargods

The Pyramids and the Pentagon: The Government's Top Secret Pursuit of Mystical Relics, Ancient Astronauts, and Lost Civilizations

Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction


North Korea Has Found a Secret Unicorn Lair, Apparently

"Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom," reports the — wait. Stop. UNICORNS? That's an actual snippet from a report from the Korean Central News Agency, the state news agency of North Korea and fine, okay, we totally understand that this might be a retaliatory joke in response to China getting fooled by The Onion naming Kim Jong-un the Sexiest Man Alive or something.

But experts don't lie, do they? - Atlantic Wire

The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom

Understanding the North Korea Problem: Why it Has Become the "Land of Lousy Options"


Arrested for punching psychic, Lindsay Lohan becomes instant Skepticism movement hero

Troubled famous person Lindsay Lohan was arrested this week for sucker-punching a Florida psychic inside a Manhattan nightclub where Lohan had once been banned. “I need space,” Lohan allegedly declared before slamming her fist into palm reader Tiffany Mitchell, who offered her a free “reading.” Admit it, you Michael-Shermer, Richard-Dawkins reader, you are secretly cheering her on.


Mysterious object scares villagers

Fear and bewilderment overtook some parts of Dadu district, India after some mysterious objects fell on a number of villages late on Wednesday night.

The biggest fragment weighing 187 kilograms fell on a ground in Allah Jurio Lund village, 30 kilometres from Dadu. Other pieces fell on Pir Mashaikh, Shehak Rodnani and Khandhani villages.

There were no injuries or damage to property.

(According to news agencies, military authorities took possession of the “heavy pieces of engine and other metallic objects, believed to be splinters of a satellite or missile”.

An Army team, headed by Commanding Officer of Hyderabad, Col. Mushtaque, arrived in Dadu on Thursday and started investigation after taking two pieces of the object).

Sain Bux Loond, a villager, told journalists that he was at his home when a loud bang drew him outside. “First I couldn’t make head or tail of the scene before my eyes. After gathering my wits I dashed to the police station and told them what I had seen,” Loond said.

A former nazim of union council Sawro, Allah Yar Rodhnan, told Dawn that he too came across a piece of the indescribable object. “It was a piece of iron, five feet long and two feet wide.”

Khalid Jamali, who lives in Chhapar Khan village of Johi taluka, told Dawn on mobile phone that two pieces of iron, one weighing six kilograms and the other two kilos, had fallen on his settlement, too. “Both fragments gave off flames for half an hour. Luckily, no loss of life or property occurred in the village.” - Dawn

UFOs, Antigravity, Vimanas and Mystics: India's Black Projects & New Warfare Strategy (John Kettler Investigates)

Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality


2012 Mayan Apocalypse Rumors Have Dark Side, NASA Warns

NASA scientists took time on Wednesday (Nov. 28) to soothe 2012 doomsday fears, warning against the dark side of Mayan apocalypse rumors — frightened children and suicidal teens who truly fear the world may come to an end Dec. 21.

These fears are based on misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar. On the 21st, the date of the winter solstice, a calendar cycle called the 13th b'ak'tun comes to an end. Although Maya scholars agree that the ancient Maya would not have seen this day as apocalyptic, rumors have spread that a cosmic event may end life on Earth on that day.

Thus NASA's involvement. The space agency maintains a 2012 information page debunking popular Mayan apocalypse rumors, such as the idea that a rogue planet will hit Earth on Dec. 21, killing everyone. (In fact, astronomers are quite good at detecting near-Earth objects, and any wandering planet scheduled to collide with Earth in three weeks would be the brightest object in the sky behind the sun and moon by now.)

"There is no true issue here," David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, said during a NASA Google+ Hangout event today (Nov. 28). "This is just a manufactured fantasy." [End of the World? Top Doomsday Fears]

Real-world consequences

Unfortunately, Morrison said, the fantasy has real-life consequences. As one of NASA's prominent speakers on 2012 doomsday myths, Morrison said, he receives many emails and letters from worried citizens, particularly young people. Some say they can't eat, or are too worried to sleep, Morrison said. Others say they're suicidal.

"While this is a joke to some people and a mystery to others, there is a core of people who are truly concerned," he said.

Not every 2012 apocalypse believer thinks the world will end on Dec. 21. Some, inspired by New Age philosophies, expect a day of universal peace and spiritual transformation. But it's impressionable kids who have NASA officials worried.

"I think it's evil for people to propagate rumors on the Internet to frighten children," Morrison said.

Myths and misconceptions

NASA scientists took questions via social media in the hour-long video chat, debunking doomsday myths from the rogue planet Nibiru to the danger of killer solar flares.

In fact, said NASA heliophysicist Lika Guhathakurta, it's true that the sun is currently in an active phase of its cycle, meaning electromagnetic energy has picked up. Large solar flares can impact electronics and navigation systems on Earth, but satellites monitoring the sun give plenty of warning and allow officials to compensate for the extra electromagnetic activity when it hits our atmosphere. What's more, Guhathakurta said, this particular solar maximum is the "wimpiest" in some time — scientists have no reason to expect solar storms beyond what our planet has weathered in the past.

Nor are any near-Earth objects, planetary or otherwise, threatening to slam into our planet on Dec. 21, said Don Yeomans, a planetary scientist who tracks near-Earth objects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The only close asteroid approach on the horizon is forecast to occur on Feb. 13, 2013, when an asteroid will pass within 4.5 Earth radii to our planet (for perspective, Earth's radius is 3,963 miles, or 6,378 kilometers). The asteroid is not going to hit Earth, Yeomans said.

Other rumors — that the Earth's magnetic field will suddenly reverse or that the planet will travel almost 30,000 light-years and fall into the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy — were also dismissed. (A light-year is the distance light travels in one year, or about 6 trillion miles, or 10 trillion km.)

One popular rumor that the planet will undergo a complete blackout from Dec. 23 to 25 earned a "What?" and blank looks from the panel of scientists.

Ultimately, concerns about Earth's fate would be better focused on slow-acting problems such as climate change rather than some sort of cosmic catastrophe, said Andrew Fraknoi, an astronomer at Foothill College in California.

Mitzi Adams, a heliophysicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, agreed.

"The greatest threat to Earth in 2012, at the end of this year and in the future, is just from the human race itself," Adams said. - Live Science

2012 & the Mayan Prophecy of Doom: The Definitive Guide to the Mythology and Science Behind the 2012 Prophecies

Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012 - The Movement of the Earth's Kundalini and the Rise of the Female Light, 1949 to 2013

The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Elizabeth Lake Devil

The legend states that the Devil created the Elizabeth Lake and placed one of his own pets inside it. If you swim deep enough, eventually you will find a secret passage direct to the underworld which isn't entirely far fetched, as the lake lies directly over the San Andres fault line. From this lake a horrible monster came to be.

The following is a short mention of the legend in the Los Angeles Daily News:

It was once named La Laguna de Diablo because early settlers thought a monster lurked inside its watery depths.

But Los Angeles County's largest natural lake, Elizabeth Lake in the Antelope Valley, is now considered heaven by nature lovers, who are attracted by its inherent beauty and its scores of animal and bird species.....

The lake's modern history dates back to the early days of California's founding.

In 1780, Father Junipero Serra named it La Laguna de Diablo because those who lived near the lake formed by the San Andreas Fault believed it contained the devil's pet.

In the late 1800s, Tiburcio Vasquez and other Banditos used the lake as a hideout for their stolen cattle and horses.

It was later named Elizabeth Lake for a young girl who lived nearby and slipped in to the water. She wasn't hurt, but friends dubbed it in her honor as a joke and the name stuck.

And just in case the legend of the Elizabeth Lake monster might scare away any potential buyers, Walker said the last reports of the monster's appearance were in the late 1800s, when several men claimed they witnessed the ascension of a huge monster with bat-like wings from the lake.

"Of course, this is all legend and folklore," Walker said. "Here, we don't think about it. Most people don't even know about it. It's just an old story." - DailyNews - Los Angeles, CA

The Tombstone Thunderbird

There have been no reported sightings since the 1880's, but there were a few between 1830-1886. The creature has been described as having bat wings, the neck of a giraffe, the head of a bulldog, six legs, a length of at least fifty feet, and emit a horrible nauseating stench. Several ranchers and owners of land around Elizabeth Lake abandoned or sold their property at losses to get away from the beast. Supposedly Spanish missionaries dubbed the lake Laguna del Diablo and Indian legend also supports the rumors that the Devil created the lake.

The first recorded sighting was by a Spaniard Don Pedro Carillo in the 1830's. He built a ranch on the shores of the lake, but one day a fire of unknown origin burnt every single structure down all in a single night. In the 1850's, American settlers tried to establish themselves near the lake, but screams at night, unnatural noises, visions, and other experiences that they would not relate drove them away.

A few years later Don Chico Lopez and Don Chico Vasquez established a ranch along the lake and for several months everything was fine. Then the workers reported livestock and animals disappearing. This was followed by a giant winged shadow passing over every night. Soon the residents had multiple sightings of the beast. Bullets reportedly bounced off the creature's hide. As ranch hands quit, and animals kept disappearing, the owners were forced to sell. The land was eventually sold and the ranch abandoned.

Several months after Miguel Leonis, a burly Basque immigrant, purchased the ranch on Elizabeth Lake, the creature began eating his animals as well. But Leonis would not have it. He lay in wait for the beast and then savagely attacked it when it emerged at night. As bullets bounced off its tough hide, he engaged it closer, beating it with his rifle butt across the nose and then punching it in the eye. The creature supposedly retreated back to the lake and eventually fled to Arizona.

The creature was later linked to the area around Tombstone, Arizona. A photograph was presumably taken in the early 1890s of several cowboys and ranchers holding up what appears to be a pterodactyl. The beast was apparently seen flying in the area, and was lured by some ranchers into a trap in the Huachuca Mountains, west of Tombstone, where they killed the creature. Some stories link the monster of Elizabeth Lake to the monster in the old picture of the pterodactyl, stating that they are the same creature. The picture apparently appeared in the Tombstone Epitaph though the original photograph disappeared.

Elizabeth Lake has mostly been quiet since the encounter with Miguel Leonis. There has been a lot of speculation if the creature ever existed at Elizabeth Lake...but there is little doubt that several Spanish dons, settlers, and western ranchers avoided the location, even though it was some of the most fertile land in the area.

NOTE: The spirits of Miguel Leonis and his wife are said to haunt their historic adobe. You can read about it at Miguel Leonis Adobe and Leonis Adobe Museum.

There is another great source on these sightings at American Dragons of the West. In my opinion, the Elizabeth Lake sightings may have been something other than a flesh and blood creature. Some of the Ancient Alien and Hollow Earth mysteries included encounters with large birds that seemed indestructible....bullets would bounce off the surface. Some of the large birds would spew fire and projectiles, as well as latch onto people and livestock from a fair distance above. I know is sounds similar to the film Cowboys & Aliens - but then again...maybe this legend is where the story line came from. Lon


Weird California: You Travel Guide to California's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Tales Of The Weird And Bizarre

Museum Companion to Los Angeles: A Guide to Museums, Historic Houses, Libraries, Special Collections, Botanical Gardens and Zoos in Los Angeles County

Thunderbirds: America's Living Legends of Giant Birds

Just the Facts?: Sea Level Rise Accelerated in Eastern US -- New Species of Lion -- Iceberg That Sank RMS Titanic

‘Hotspot’ Causing Sea Level Rise Acceleration In Eastern US

The sea level of the eastern coast of the United States is accelerating at a much faster rate than the country’s other coasts due to global warming, claim researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

According to Damian Carrington, a reporter with the UK newspaper The Guardian, the sea level rise of the “densely populated” Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts is increasing at a rate three to four times faster than the rest of the country’s coastal regions.

Likewise, the Associated Press (AP) said, the 600-mile area, which the USGS researchers dub a “hot spot” because of the sea levels, have been rising at a rate up to 400% faster than the global average.

Among the fastest-rising areas are Norfolk, Virginia, where the sea level has increased approximately five inches since 1990, and Philadelphia, which has seen a four-inch rise.

“Many people mistakenly think that the rate of sea level rise is the same everywhere as glaciers and ice caps melt, increasing the volume of ocean water, but other effects can be as large or larger than the so-called ‘eustatic’ rise,” USGS Director Marcia McNutt said in a statement. “As demonstrated in this study, regional oceanographic contributions must be taken into account in planning for what happens to coastal property.”

“Cities in the hotspot, like Norfolk, New York, and Boston already experience damaging floods during relatively low intensity storms,” added Dr. Asbury Sallenger, a USGS oceanographer and the head of the study, which is the subject of a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change. “Ongoing accelerated sea level rise in the hotspot will make coastal cities and surrounding areas increasingly vulnerable to flooding by adding to the height that storm surge and breaking waves reach on the coast.”

While Sallenger told Carrington that this hotspot affect had previously been predicted through computer modeling, the USGS study is the first to use real data to prove that the sea-level acceleration is currently occurring and that scientists can currently detect and monitor it.

The cause, he said, is the warming of dense Arctic water, causing it to sink more slowly and leveling out the so-called “slope” from the fastest-moving water in the mid-Atlantic to the east coast of America. As a result, the sea level in that location increases, and could ultimately add as much as 30% to the global sea level rise.

“We came up with a very clear correlation between the acceleration of sea level rise and rising temperature in the hotspot area. That suggests to me that as long as temperature continues to rise the hotspot will continue to grow,” Sallenger told the Guardian on Sunday. - RedOrbit

Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future

Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact

The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate (Science Essentials)


New species of lion discovered at Ethiopian zoo

Naturalists in Africa have long noted that some lions in Ethiopia look a bit different than regular lions, mostly on account of a dark mane that extends from the head, neck, and chest to the belly. They're also smaller and more compact. It wasn't known, however, if they represented a distinct species. But now, a genetic analysis conducted on a group of these lions found only at the Addis Ababa zoo has shown that they are in fact a genetically distinct species — a discovery that has prompted immediate conservation action to preserve them in the wild.

The researchers, an international team led by the University of York, UK, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, compared DNA samples from 15 Addis Ababa zoo lions (eight males and seven females) to breeds found in the wild (six distinct wild groups). Analysis of both the microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA indicated that the zoo lions are genetically distinct compared to their wild brethren.

Consequently, the researchers have declared the lions to be a distinct species. They are urging immediate conservation management actions, including a captive breeding program. The researchers also note that their examination of the genetic diversity of the captive lions showed little effect of inbreeding — which is a good sign.

Unfortunately, the males at the zoo are the only lions known to exist who possess the distinctive mane — a possible indication that the Addis Ababa lion won't be found in the wild. But there is still hope. Wildlife Extra elaborates:

It has previously been suggested that no lions comparable to those at Addis Ababa Zoo still exist in the wild, mainly due to hunting for their mane. However, the researchers say that according to the Ethiopian authorities, lions with a similar appearance to those at Addis Ababa Zoo still exist in the east and north-east of the country, notably in the Babille Elephant Sanctuary near Harar and southwards to Hararghe. These regions, the researchers say, should be prioritised for field surveys.

Professor Hofreiter said: "A key question is which wild population did the zoo lions originate from and whether this wild population still exists; this would obviously make it a priority for conservation. What is clear is that these lions did not originate in the zoo, but come from somewhere in the wild - but not from any of the populations for which comparative data is available." - io9


Aussie police use crematorium to dispose of cannabis

The Environment Protection Authority in Australia is investigating police use of a crematorium to destroy drugs. Police use the Forest Lawn Memorial Park crematorium in Leppington, New South Wales to destroy drugs up to 10 times a year.

Forest Lawn communications manager Karl Wolfenden said both Green Valley and Liverpool police commands had used the facility to destroy illicit substances such as cannabis "for years". "We respond when needed," he said. Police requests are recorded but no fee is charged.

"Each time, the burns have been conducted by police, not Forest Lawn staff, and there are several officers there to supervise," Mr Wolfenden said. "We don't touch the evidence bags or see them opened before they are destroyed." He said news the Environment Protection Authority was investigating the practice came as a surprise.

"We thought we were helping law enforcement and the community," he said. A police spokeswoman said the drugs were destroyed at the crematorium "based on advice that the location was an approved facility". An EPA spokeswoman confirmed police use of crematoriums was being investigated. - Liverpool Leader


The only known photo of the iceberg that sank the Titanic is up for sale

Good news for people who don’t like their money: The only known photograph taken of the iceberg that sank the Titanic is going up for auction — and it’s expected to fetch over $10,000.

The photo, which has the imaginative title “The Iceberg that Sunk Titanic,” is being sold by American auction house RR Auction. It’s a 9.75×8-inch photograph taken by Captain W. F. Wood, who was onboard the ship S. S. Etonian at the time. A handwritten note on the front of the photo reads:

Copyright. Blueberg taken by Captain W. F. Wood S. S. Etonian on 12/4/12 in Lat 41° 50 N Long 49° 50 W. Titanic struck 14/4/12 and sank in three hours.

According to PetaPixel, there are a number of reasons that have led experts to believe that the photo is legit.

First, it was captured at a location 2-3 days (in iceberg floating time) from where the ship sank. Second, the shape of the iceberg matches the sketches offered by eyewitnesses who survived the disaster, including the lookout who first spotted the ice in the horizon.

Finally, the iceberg’s shape resembles another photo (seen in the 1976 book A Night to Remember) taken from a ship named Prinz Adalbert, which was present in the area during the day after the sinking.

RR Auction notes that the difference in appearance between the two icebergs may be “attributable to the angle of the photographer and the aftermath of impact,” and that all these reasons taken together have allowed “noted Titanic experts to establish this photograph as capturing the iceberg everyone has been talking about for the past century.”

The auction ends on December 16, 2012, so you still have time to add this to your collection. Also be sure to check out the unseen photos from the sinking of the Titanic that only emerged recently. - io9

A Night to Remember

The Loss of the SS. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons

Titanic in Photographs (Titanic Collection)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Humanoid Reports & Other Encounters / 2010 - August 2012: Part 4

The following article was forwarded by long-time humanoid researcher and colleague Albert S. Rosales. The full narrative will be presented in four parts...enjoy!


“Incredible accounts….by seemingly credible persons.” - Dr. J. Allen Hynek (1972)

Many cases from 2010 and 2011 are summarized in the issues of THE JOURNAL OF HUMANOID STUDIES and will not be duplicated here. After a busy 2011, 2012 has proven to be a most interesting year so far with numerous assorted encounters and cases, are we building up for something? Is this our last year to learn our real place in the cosmos? I suspect it will be my last year for collecting cases and I will start work in other projects. (All the available issues of the Journal of Humanoid Studies can be downloaded for free from the UFOINFO site).

Albert S. Rosales
August 2012 - parts unknown


2012 Humanoid encounters and other high strangeness events. So far a very interesting year with many encounters far and wide. This will be my last year of collecting humanoid case summaries. Something or someone is trying to tell us that we are not the kings of the Universe - that we are not at the top of the food chain. There are OTHERS amongst us - perhaps they have been with us forever.

Location. Beijing, China
Date: January 1 2012 Time: daytime
A man named Li Xiu Ying was staying in a hotel room in the city of Beijing when he spotted a UFO from his window. This incredible unidentified flying object was not your typical UFO; it appeared to be an alien or humanoid figure drifting slowly and calmly through the air above the tall building. The witness grabbed his camera to record the UFO after noticing something “peculiar”. Peculiar indeed---the New Year’s Day video shows what appears to be a human-like figure clad in some sort of strange yellow jumpsuit. It is fortunate that Li Xiu was able to capture the object on camera because he reported that he was unable to spot it through the viewfinder of his camera.
Li Xiu Ying described the sighting: “It literally looked like a large man floating through the sky.” The UFO is obviously not some type of alien spacecraft, nor is a little gray alien, an orb, a flying saucer, parachute, bird, plane, helicopter or insect.

HC addendum
Source: Type: E

Location. La Atalaya, near Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Spain
Date: end of January 2012 Time: evening
The witness, Ruben, was out walking his dog in this wooded area and at one point decided to let him loose so he could run freely. Strangely the dog remained sitting on the grass as if ‘waiting for something to happen’. Somewhat perplexed Ruben looked up and saw something moving within the nearby brush. He described a dark gray colored humanoid that was floating just above the ground and moving in a horizontal position. The humanoid’s body was very thin and ‘long’. It was very tall and was now blocking the path in which Ruben had been walking his dog. Ruben could not remember seeing any facial features on the humanoid even though it remained facing in his direction. The humanoid crossed the path to the other side into an agricultural field next to the path. The witness also noticed what appeared to be the lights of a car at the far end of the path which suddenly began rising into the air and dimming its brightness. At this time the witness suddenly felt strong fear and returned to his home somewhat confused. Once he arrived at the house his dog became nervous and began scratching the door wanting to be let in.

HC addendum
Source: Lo Oculto, Ovnis en España Type: E
Translated by Albert S Rosales

Location. North Carolina (exact location not given)
Date: February 6 2012 Time: late night
The main witness, Rose (involved in previous encounters) and her husband had gone up to bed around 11 pm when she awoke in the night to movement on the bed like someone lying down alongside her to her left. Her husband was fast asleep on her right. She felt that it was the ghost of one of her daughters, who had sadly died in an accident a number of years before. In life they used to sometimes come into the bedroom and get in alongside her, so she assumed it was one of them come to visit her.
Without looking, Rose reached her hand across and put it on the arm of the figure. However when she did so it felt strange to her, like “silk wrapped around a stick”, she moved her arm down to the hand. The fingers felt very odd to her, they did not end where they should have, and they seemed too long and thin. Rose sat up in bed and put her hand on the leg, which again felt strange. At this moment she opened her eyes. She immediately saw three strange skinny beings standing alongside the bed reaching out for her. They were all the same height, about 4 feet tall. They were unclothed and had a pale yellowish-gray colored skin. They had oversized heads with large black almond-shaped eyes. Their noses were not well pronounced, just a couple of small nostrils. Their mouths were thin open holes with no distinguishable tips. Their faces looked smooth, but there were visible wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. The beings were staring intensely at her.
She was also aware that a fourth being was lying down on the bed next to her and this is what she had touched. Even though she did not look at it directly, she for some reason sensed that it was smiling at her, as though it had played a joke on her. The being’s in Rose’s room were ‘Grays’ one of the most commonly reported alien species. Although Rose had read about contact experiences before she had not seen any pictures which matched up with these creatures, so did not really recognized them as this at the time, she was terrified by the sight of them. Before she had time to react or call out, they reached out for her. Rose tried to push them away but they grabbed hold of her and put some kind of stick into her mouth. She bit down on this and then felt herself black out. When she came around she found herself sitting on the bed. There was no longer a being lying alongside her. There were again three grays alongside the bed, but this time they were joined by another very short being. It was about 3 feet high and was wearing red-brown colored robes with a hood. It had a pig-like face with dark red colored round eyes and a wide mouth filled with white teeth. Its face looked motionless like it was fixed in a permanent expression. Rose was already pushing out at them screaming, “Get out! Get out!” Beyond the beings should have been the patio door, which is around 5 feet from the edge of the bed. But instead it looked like a dark veil made from some kind of energy. She did not touch the beings as they were backing away from her when she came around. They appeared to be floating backwards rather than stepping back. The ‘Gray’ on the left followed by other two Grays leaving just the very short being staring up at her, then Rose saw one of the Grays poke its head back into the room and appear to call for the short creature, although no noise could be heard. The short being then also moved backwards into the darkness, as this happened the energy seemed to fade away and the room returned to normal.
Rose sat up on the side of the bed and tried to make sense of what had just happened. Initially she put it down to a strangely vivid nightmare. She was breathing heavily and felt nauseous. She got up and went to the bathroom, before returning and lying down on the bed. As she put it down to a bad dream, she did not wake her husband up, who had slept soundly through the whole incident. She cleared her mind of what had happened and after a while dropped back off to sleep. In the morning she still felt very nauseous and very tired, and this feeling lasted for 30-45 minutes. She didn’t relate this directly to what had happened in the night as she just put it down to a bad dream. However in the days following the incident she began to wonder if it had not been a dream but had really taken place. Shortly after seeing the Grays in her bedroom, Rose began to hear a voice inside her mind from time to time. This voice would come to her randomly, usually during the day. She did not hear it audibly; it would appear as a sudden clear thought in her mind asking her particular questions---“Can we come to visit you?” “Will you let us come?” “When can we come?”

HC addendum
Source: Type: E

Location. Mortegliano, Udine, Italy
Date: February 11 2012 Time: 23:20
A chemical worker, Leonardo, who lives in Codroipo, was returning from Palmanova to Codroipo late at night when he arrived at the new roundabout at Mortegliano. There were several cars parked there. The young man exited his vehicle and saw a strange creature walking along the road. The creature was very tall, perhaps close to four meters in height (11 feet). The witness grabbed a flashlight and shone it on the creature he saw the back of the creature and noticed on the back of its legs what resembled ‘a tangle of tendons’. His head had a rounded shape and cone-shaped on top. He tried to use his cell phone to call and take pictures but it was useless. The creature walked down the street oblivious of the cars. The witness saw a car with a family in which the mother was trying to conceal her two children from the creature. The creature eventually disappeared into the darkness.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS and other sources Type: E

Location. Ewell, England
Date: February 14 2012 Time: 22:30
Scott Martin and his family were traveling home by taxi on Tuesday, when they saw a terrifying figure they have likened to the legendary Spring Heeled Jack dart across the road before leaping 15ft over a bank as they approached Nescot College on the Ewell bypass. Also, a couple, an accountant and a manager of a building company from Banstead, their four year old son reported seeing the same figure. So spooked were the family that their son was too scared to sleep on his own that night while the taxi driver admitted he didn’t want to drive back alone.

HC addendum
Source: Lauren May Your Local Type: E

Location. Tennessee, exact location not given
Date: February 29 2012 Time: 06:40 a.m.
The witness was standing at the back of her deck, which is 12 plus feet off the ground at the back of the house. It is a wrap around the house deck, ending on each side at the carport. It was early in the morning and she had just taken her daughter to the bus for school and had just returned. She always made a cup of coffee and go out on the deck when the mornings are nice. The weather was abnormally calm and warm.
While standing on the far left of the deck, leaning on the railings she felt someone to the right of her. Her husband hadn’t left for work yet, so she wasn’t frightened. When she turned her head to look, this human-shaped solid black---very dark black, being was standing on the other side of her deck. It was turned towards the field, leaning on the railings, and seemed to be looking into the field. The witness was speechless, but not scared. When it turned its head to look at her it began slowly moving backwards. The legs moved as if it were walking backwards, yet it was floating very slowly with cat-like movements, like when a cat ‘is stalking its prey’. The being disappeared behind that side of the house as the witness stood on the deck dumbfounded not knowing what to do. Then it peeked half its body back around and stared at her for a moment.
When it left this time, also slow, it dragged its hand across the wood. The black hand was the last she saw of the being. She ran to the front of the deck, across the carport and looked, but there was nothing there. According to the witness, when the figure was moving she felt a very ‘calm warm feeling’. Then she actually felt guilty because ‘she had interrupted this being’s peaceful morning’. Nothing was said but she got the feeling that it relayed a message, “I am not going to hurt you today, but I could if I wanted to.” So the witness is now actually terrified to be outside after dark alone and she keeps every light on all the time.
The being was so dark black that there was a huge contract between it and the morning light on the deck. There were no facial features at all. The witness is convinced that it was not a human she saw. That same evening presented the most amazing lightning storms that she had ever seen in that area. She thinks that there is a connection.
Several days earlier her daughter and the witness did see what looked like a huge meteorite or “falling star”. It fell from west to east.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Date: March 18 2012 Time: 23:45
In the southern part of Fayette County, a man was walking his dog in a rural location. He was in the front yard and away from any lights when his attention was drawn to look upwards after hearing a whooshing sound coming from overhead. Flying above him at a distance of about 55 feet was a large flying creature that “looked like a dragon”. As the flying creature passed over an automatic dusk to dawn light, the witness was able to get a good look at the strange flying animal. The body was about 22 feet long with a wingspan of about 18 feet wide, and looked to be shiny with almost a reflective body with no scales. The color was dark, possibly brown and red, similar to auburn brown. At the end tip of the wings there appeared to be talon-like fingers about 3 to 4 in number. The arms of the wing structure appeared muscular. The wings were quite thick, not like skin. There appeared to be a rear fin on both sides of its body, and the creature displayed an arrowhead shaped tail. The witness also saw what appeared to be two extended rear legs. The creature had a cone shape around the head and it stopped flat on the base of the neck. The oddest physical feature that the witness mentioned was that the mouth and eyes were illuminated with “a very ominous orange glow”. As the creature flew over a tree at the bottom of the yard and moved off in the distance, the fellow heard a deep-throaty sound, similar to the fog horn on a boat. The entire observation lasted about 20 seconds.

HC addendum
Source: Stan Gordon Type: E

Comments: From whence such a bizarre creature might come from and fly over the skies of Pennsylvania? I suspect that at times portals or rips between dimensions become operative and all kinds of strange things visit our reality.

Location. Rome, Italy
Date: March 29 2012 Time: 10:55 a.m.
A young witness was walking his dog on a meadow which was located close to his home when he suddenly saw in the distance the figure of a ‘man’ coming toward him. He didn’t think much about it since the area was used by many pedestrians as a shortcut to the nearby bus stop. He briefly looked down at his dog and then looked up again to see the person approaching him in a very strange manner, for it seemed like the humanoid figure was floating above a cushion of air and was moving at a very fast pace. The witness also realized that the figure was very tall, taller than a nearby metallic link fence that measured 2.50m in height. As the strange figure got closer the witness realized that it was not a human in appearance, it had large slanted reddish eyes and a scaly skin like a snake. The witness immediately ran to the bus stop (with his dog) to try to find some other witnesses but the area was strangely deserted. He stopped by the bench and turned around to look at the strange reptilian figure but as he did the creature seemed to evaporate into thin air. He further described the creature’s skin as dark green color made up of large scales. Suddenly his dog apparently (and finally?) sensing something strange pulled the witness to the house, its hair standing up on end the whole time.
The only time his dog had reacted in this manner before was in the presence of other dogs who had tried to attack him. Soon after the disappearance of the strange being the witness spotted a mysterious yellow helicopter flying low over the area. Back at home he was terrified and he cried in despair and called his aunt as his parents were not home. (There was a report of a similar encounter in the area back in July of 2010, see summaries).

HC addendum
Source: Type: E

Location. Madroñera, Caceres, Spain
Date: April 1 2012 Time: 04:30 a.m. ---05:00 a.m.
Carlos Rivera, a member of the folkloric musical ensemble ‘Medina Azahara’ was returning from a concert on the N-432 road in a mini-van on his way to Cordoba accompanied by two band technicians (three men in total). Carlos, who was sitting in the passenger seat next to the driver, suddenly at a location about 15 kilometers from Zafra (Badajoz) saw coming out of the embankment only a couple of meters on the right side of the road a strange humanoid figure that approached the passenger side window where Carlos was sitting and briefly looked inside at the astounded witness. The humanoid was described as about 2 meters in height, very thin with a ‘quasi-skull-like face’. Its lower jaw was open widely displaying a huge cavernous mouth; it also had luminous dark yellow eyes. It had something thick wrapped around its neck, like a ‘lifesaver’ and was moving its head in a circular motion almost as if it were ‘stretching’ its neck, at the same time the rest of its body seemed to tremble. It wore a white tunic-like garment that reflected the headlights of the van. The driver panicked and accelerated from the area while Carlos watched as the strange humanoid disappeared in the same direction it had come from.

HC addendum
Source: Type: E

Location. Oklahoma, exact location not given
Date: April 1 2012 Time: 13:00
A young girl observed two humanoid entities in her backyard. She described them as “dragons” walking on two legs. They were reptile-like in appearance and were either white in coloration or wearing white apparel. They walked upright on two legs---they did not have tails. They did not acknowledge her presence or communicate with her but simply walked behind the shed and then she did not see them again. She had been playing on the swing-set and it was the middle of the day on a clear sunny day.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Between Trujillo and Torrejon el Rubio, Spain
Date: April 6 2012 Time: 23:00
Two families traveling in separate cars were traveling on the C-524 road began to see a strange luminosity in the distance that they could not identify. Suddenly from the second car the occupants see that the first car abruptly brakes and stops on the middle of the road in order to avoid a strange humanoid figure at least 2-2.5 meters in height that floated just above the ground on the side of the road, strangely they could not see any feet on the figure. The man-like figure has blondish hair and wore a tight fitting sky-blue diving suit which was slightly luminous and with an inscription similar to a ‘rhombus’ in the chest area. One of the occupants of the second vehicle stared squarely into the humanoid’s face who stared intently back at her. To her horror she realized that the figure seemed to lack facial features and seemed transparent but ‘deep’ at the same time. Both vehicles drove quickly away from the area. All the witnesses suffered from nervousness for the next several days and were not able to sleep well.

HC addendum
Source: Lo Oculto, Ovnis en España Type: E
Translation by Albert S Rosales

Location. Mississippi, exact location not given
Date: April 7 2012 Time: midnight
The witness had gone to sleep as usual and shortly after that, she felt a pressure in between her eyes and up around her sinus area “while in sleep state”. She had felt this before and was apparently ‘familiar’ with it. Next she felt a very strong sensation of her head rushing forward like if she were ‘the hood ornament on a vehicle going 90 mph down the highway’. Next ‘the usual kicked in’, rigid arms, legs, neck and trying as hard as she could to force her eyelids open but only getting a small peek, at this point while according to the witness the room now looked ‘distorted’ versus when she is ‘awake’ and have her eyes open. She actually felt everything around her slow down, ‘like slowing down an audio and getting deeper and slower’.
As the slowing down began, she could hear a voice talking in a deep foreign/alien language and ‘it was not nice’. She understood this language in her trance-like state and knew it was threatening and not of good intentions. Next, she felt herself lifting up out of her bed. She began to fight back like ‘she always did’ and felt herself leaving her body and could now see the room clearly. The only strange thing was her alarm clock which gave off a blue glow. She was literally outside of her body and self aware, but ready to protect herself. Next she shouted, “In Jesus name, Amen!” She had said that before during similar ‘attacks’ and although she not an overtly religious person she does believe in the power of faith and that Jesus “was crucified with best of intentions for us, and was divine”.
After this, things took a strange twist she made it over to her closet door and shouted at this presence in the same tone “deep and slow,” and language it had first approached her with. She was actually speaking its language, basically telling it to leave her alone and that she had the courage to fight it. Finally, according to the witness “she shed her skin like a suit and she was something like pure energy, but still similar to the anatomy of the human body”. Next, she looked down at her hands and they had things in place to fire light out of her fingers, so she repeatedly fired some kind of energy/light beams up at this presence that she could only said was above her apartment in the sky. She was then suddenly filled with love, Goosebumps and a measure of healthy fear and a sense of not being pushed around but grateful to have made it through whatever this was. She then woke up to a peacefully and totally quite room, thinking to herself ‘how strange this life can get’.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: F

Location. Washington County, Pennsylvania
Date: April 23 2012 Time: 00:30 a.m.-01:00 a.m.
A man heard an odd animal sound coming from outside. The sound was a level growl or screeching sound that he listened to for about five minutes. The sound seemed as though it was just outside the window. The witness, intrigued by the odd noise, awakened his wife to see if she could recognize what type of animal it might originate from. When his wife got up and they both heard the sound, she looked out the window across the road to a creek about 15-20 feet away. She then noticed what she thought was a deer standing up in the middle of the creek. Her husband questioned why there would be a deer standing in the creek, and why it would be making such a strange noise. He then looked out the window and saw an undetermined creature dark brown in color and about the size of a deer. It could have actually larger than a deer if it was peering over the retaining wall. The man said when it turned its head, it appeared to have an elongated face, almost deer shaped, but not as stubby in the snout. It appeared to be more pointed in shape.
What could be easily seen were two big round amber colored eyes that seemed to be glowing. The man estimated that they looked to be the size of a golf ball. He didn’t think that they were reflecting as a result of some street lights some distance away. The witness commented that the freaky part was it was staring right at their house towards them. The couple noticed that whatever it was, the glowing eyes were staring directly in their direction. The man told his wife that he was going to check out what it was. Just then something very strange occurred. Suddenly the creature took one step, and took off into the sky at a 45 degree angle and was gone. The witness stated, “the speed was insane, I never saws anything move that fast.” He also stated that he never saw a bird that big and that he saw no signs of wings flapping.

HC addendum
Source: Stan Gordon, Type: E

Location. Near Bloomington, Indiana
Date: May 16 2012 Time: night
A white or silver colored human like entity was seen crossing the highway, a few meters ahead. When reaching the place of crossing nothing was to be seen. The figure crossed the fence and disappeared into the woods of Crane Naval Base. The witness compared the figure to the comic book character “Silver Surfer”.

HC addendum
Source: Type: E

Location. Sicklerville, New Jersey
Date: May 19 2012 Time: 22:00
Four witnesses standing outside a local McDonalds Restaurant reported seeing two small flying green human-looking entities with a slender looking female body and butterfly-like wings and legs. The strange figures landed in front of the witnesses on all fours (hands and knees) and then took off into the night.

HC addendum
Source: NUFORC Type: E

Location. Superior, Wisconsin
Date: May 21 2012 Time: evening
Two men had just finished eating dinner and playing a round of golf and were driving on a two lane road that lead back to the east side of the city. As they turned right at a corner that leads back into the main road, they drove another 100 feet until on the right side of the road they saw an 8-9 foot tall figure that was walking back into the edge of the forest located under a street. The driver immediately hit the brakes, unsure of what he saw, the passenger looked shock and the driver yelled, “I think that was an alien!” The car came to a stop and the passenger (his cousin) yelled, “Go, Go, Go!” They sped away from the area and drove to their nearby apartment. They picked up some friends and returned to the scene of the incident but did not see the figure again.
The figure stood 8-9 feet tall, had a tall rounded crown shape head, the head was as big as a human abdomen, and it was somewhat muscular looking, it had big eyes but not the stereotypical alien-like, long legs and did not seemed startled whatsoever.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS and NUFORC Type: E

Location. Iowa, exact location not given
Date: May 24 2012 Time: 21:30
Three neighbors were outside their home discussing a ‘previous encounter with an orb’, it was clear out and as they explained what they had seen one of them saw a light on the railroad tracks about 75 feet away. As he looked closer they noticed that it was human-like and about 7-9 feet tall with an inner light emanating from the chest area. It had also long white hair. He yelled at his friends and pointed at the being which turned abruptly and seemed to vanish, speeding across the tracks. After this incident the main witness has a constant feeling of something watching him. Another neighbor reported seeing the same thing.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Clinton, Missouri
Date: May 25 2012 Time: evening
Six witnesses were leaving a restaurant and traveling in two cars, they headed to drop off some of their party. They were driving west on Highway 7 and as they approached the stoplight at 2nd street all of them (four in one car and two in the front car) saw a craft of some type in the sky just below the clouds. It had four rectangular windows on it. The car in front saw it first and got a better view of the object. The two people in the front car said they saw thin, humanoid type beings standing in two of the windows, which emitted a yellowish glow from inside the craft. No one in the second car saw the beings, but they did clearly see the windows and saw the craft back up, move down a bit and the move up into the clouds. There were no lights on the outside of the craft and it was so dark that it was difficult to see the shape of it, so all they could clearly see were the four horizontal windows with a light inside of them. The two witnesses in the first vehicle were so shaken that they refused to talk about it anymore.

HC addendum
Source: Type: A

Location. North Carolina, exact location not given
Date: June 2012 Time: 07:10 a.m.
The witness had gone out scouting for a place to build a deer stand for the upcoming season. He had gone out the day before and cleared out a spot in which to build the stand. He got down to the spot early that morning with the rest of the supplies he needed to complete the stand. He remembers glancing at his watch when his cell phone rang. It was a friend that was to suppose to be helping him telling him that he could not make it down there that morning, he chatted with him for several minutes before hanging up. He climbed down the ladder to get more nails from his truck and happened to look across the field and he saw a dark object in the distance. He thought it was a few miles from his location and thought nothing of it, got the nails from the bed of his truck and climbed back up the ladder to finish bracing. Once he finished the seat portion of the stand, he climbed up on it to check the comfort and make sure it was braced properly and would be safe to hunt from.
As soon as he sat down the wind picked up a little and he looked around to check out his line of sight and was shocked by what he saw. When he looked to his left, out in a cornfield, he saw a huge black object hovering low, just above the corn and the disappear behind the woods just south of the field. He climbed down from the stand and decided to go in the direction where the object had vanished. At first he thought he had imagined the whole thing because it made absolutely no sound and yet it was less than 100 yards from him. Once he managed to cross the creek and make his way to the edge of the field he could see the object which was now on the ground. A feeling of curiosity came over him. He was afraid of what he was watching but somehow was drawn to it. He couldn’t explain the overwhelming feeling that he had to get closer to it. It felt like something was pulling him towards the object. After standing there, he walked about 30 yards just along the wood-line and approximately 60ft from it. He thinks he was behind the object. Suddenly, he looked over toward the cornfield and saw two ‘people’ walking toward the object. He thought that they ‘were kids’ and started waving his arms back and forth and suddenly realizes that he cannot yell or say a word. At this point he was extremely frightened. When the supposed kids got closer he now could see that they were not kids at all but midget-like people and their skin was yellowish and they had very large eyes. In the end he doesn’t even remember getting back to his truck and leaving but he has not been back down there again. He has also experienced very ‘vivid’ dreams after the encounter.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: C or G?

Location. Abilene, Texas
Date: June 2 2012 Time: late night
The witness awoke and a shadow caught her attention, at first she thought it was her eyes. Her dog never barked or alerted her. She is not even sure why she woke up. When she blinked several times and rubbed her eyes she realized that she was seeing something. His windows are low so the figure could not have been more than 4ft tall. It was a shadow of a head, larger than a human head and a little skinny neck and shoulders that she could see. It moved so slowly that the witness ‘got the chills’. In the other window there was a tall super skinny shadow that slightly made a ‘Y’ at the top. As soon as the shadowy figure moved away from the window she hit her husband hard and told him that there was somebody outside. He turned on all the lights and grabbed his gun and ten minutes later they checked outside and found nothing.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Modesto, California
Date: June 9 2012 Time: night
Sometime in the middle of the night he woke up and was just lying on his right side staring at the wall and there was a quick flash of dime, greenish white light that came up from the floor, which was hidden from his view. He then got a glimpse of the top edge of what looked like an amoeba-like, semi-transparent creature. He quickly lowered his head and the creature was hidden from his view but here were furious energy weaves coming up in that corner of the room. The waves looked a lot like the ones you see over the highway, when driving in the desert on a hot day. He decided to take a good look so he popped up onto his right elbow, very quickly, and got a good face to face look at the entire being---for just a second---and then it disappeared and there was a slight rusting of two or three of the vertical blinds that cover the sliding doors which open onto the patio. He got a good look at the blinds swing a few times right after they made a tiny clattering noise. It all happened in probably two seconds.
The witness additional described the appearance of the creature as flat, like a fried egg without the yolk in the center. Rectangular, but with a wavy border---again like a fried egg sometimes looks. The border was thicker, like on a pizza. The size was approximately 12” wide and 18” tall. It had visible objects scattered randomly inside it, sort of reminiscent of vacuoles in a cell. The objects ranged from ¾ “to 1” and were whitish to dark green---but diffuse, since the creature was translucent, not fully transparent. The inside area of the being was dimly lit almost like the light a night-light puts out. His opinion is that everything of the creature that was visible was seen by light emanating from the being itself---this theory is based on the fact that as soon as the creature disappeared that corner of the room was nearly pitch black.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Near Ciudad Real, Spain
Date: June 9 2012 Time: midnight
Two persons driving near the abandoned La Atalaya Hospital had to suddenly as several dark human-like figures appeared on the roadway ahead and stood staring fixedly at the witnesses. Scared of the sudden apparition of the figures the driver turned on the high beams to better see what they were but both stunned to see that there was nobody there any longer. They stopped the vehicle and searched the area but could not find any traces.

HC addendum
Source: Type: E

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Cree symbols, bottom one depicting a Thunderbird

Location. Belcourt, North Dakota
Date: June 18 2012 Time: 07:00 a.m.
The witness was out in the woods collecting firewood when he saw what he described as an ‘S’ shaped object or thing floating about 6 feet in the air. It had no lights but he could see what appeared to be ‘weird looking words’ along the side almost like ‘old Cree writing’. The witness thought that it was not a drone and could see what appeared to be orbs of ‘energy’ gathering something from the ground one of them flew towards the witness and was emitting a strange humming sound it suddenly flashed a deep purple light at the witness and that’s the last thing he remembers of the encounter. He found himself lying on the ground as if nothing had happened. He later recalled hearing a strange language around the object and estimated that had seen the object for about 25 minutes.

HC addendum
Source: NUFORC Type: G?

Location. Maine, exact location not given
Date: June 20 2012 Time: 00:15 a.m.
A husband and wife had gone out to sit on the deck for some fresh air after a very hot and humid day. They sat looking at the woods for almost an hour it was the first night that the fireflies had come out. As they sat they both began to notice that all the sounds of the woods had ceased. All the crickets stopped, and all the peepers became silent in the pond behind their house. It was at this time that the husband noticed something in the yard. At first he thought it might be a skunk because all he could make out was a little bit of white. As he stood up from his chair to investigate, the patch of white that he had seen began to back up and emit a very dim glow. At first he was a bit taken back and told his wife to stand up and take a look. By the time she stood up the glow of the ‘life form’ had become dimmer and backed off to the other side of the fence where it stopped and seemed to focus on the witnesses.
The wife stepped towards the glow now about 5 yards in front of them and then the glow became brighter. They felt that this thing was observing them but they did not feel threatened. For twenty minutes or so this went on and that is when they decided to get a little closer. No sooner had they thought of getting closer a second glow appeared out of nowhere five feet to the left of the first glow. The second glow was a lot brighter and was clearly moving side to side. At this point both became frightened and walked back up on to the deck not taking their eyes off the two glowing forms for a second. Once back on the deck the second glow began moving towards them at a fast pace about ten to fifteen yards in front of them. Once it cleared the fence and was clearly in their yard the couple retreated into the house. They were too scared to go outside again and decided to call it a night.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Maine, exact location not given
Date: June 21 2012 Time: night
The same couple of the events of the previous night decided that they would go to the backyard to see if what they saw the night before would return. The night was very reminiscent of the first night. There were no sounds to be heard. They lay out on the deck observing the sky for an hour when the wife noticed something up in the air. Best described as an extremely white bright light shooting across the sky, the main shape of the object was oblong. It was brighter than anything they had ever seen and moving very fast. The most bizarre characteristic of this bright oblong shaped light was what appeared to be appendages or tentacle-like things coming out from each side of it.
They moved from side to side extending and retracting as it made its way across the sky west to east out towards the ocean. They both found this to very strange and proceeded to do some research on an I-pad they had brought out. It was at this time when the husband focused his attention back towards the woods where they had seen the glow the night before. After looking for only a couple of seconds the ‘glow’ appeared again slowly on the opposite side of the fence. He alerted his wife to the arrival of the glow but this time it was not as bright as the night before.

HC addendum
Source: MUFON CMS Type: D?

Location. Lachine, Michigan
Date: June 22 2012 Time: dusk
A family of three was at the husband’s uncle’s house in order to patch up some holes on the eves where bats had a nest. It was dusk and they were waiting for all the bats to fly out before patching up the holes. Suddenly the husband saw an object in the sky and pointed at it. It was moving very slowly coming towards them and it was black. It was about 3 telephone poles higher than the tree line. The location they were was very wooded and surrounded by farms and fields. The object made no noise and moved slower than a bird. They thought it must be a huge bird, but as it got closer it seemed to just slowly float across the sky. It was bigger than a human. It resembled some type of man-like creature hunched over. The stunned family watched as it flew directly in front of them. It was so dark that they couldn’t make any details on it, nothing on it was moving, it wasn’t a bird, plane, balloon or anything they had ever seen. It continued to go past us and never went higher or lower until it disappeared behind the tall trees and out of sight.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Concordia, Argentina
Date: June 24 2012 Time: evening
A woman reported seeing a tall figure in black that suddenly was ‘absorbed’ into a ship. The witness reported that the figure seemed to have appeared out of nowhere and was convinced that it was an extraterrestrial. The main witness accompanied by her husband and their dog were walking near the grounds of the local Comodoro Pierrestegui Airport when they suddenly turned around and saw a very tall human-like individual at least 2 meters in height that was carrying what appeared to be a briefcase in each hand. The figure appeared to have appeared suddenly and the witnesses did not see any cars around. They described the figure as human-like, more than 2 meters in height, with a thin face, long arms and legs and gold-colored hair. The strange being seemed to completely ignore them and moved in strange ‘robot-like steps’. A few meters away the stunned couple saw the figure stop and place the two ‘briefcases’ into a semi-visible ship or object and then vanish in plain sight.

HC addendum
Source: Type: B?

Location. Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Date: June 25 2012 Time: night
The witness (involved in other encounters) heard a noise from his renter’s room---a thud-like sound; he walked down the hallway toward his room and called out his name. A bright yellow light was shining from under the door. He called out his name again, nothing. So he went back into his room turned and looked down the hall. It was dark in his room again. He just thought to himself that he would ask him in the morning why he didn’t answer. He went back to bed and woke up again around 3 am to a being at his window---dark black. Initially he thought it was a burglar trying to break into the house. He screamed for him to go away and it then changed shapes to look like a spider attached to the window. The witness screamed again and it swooped away, making no sound. He got up and looked out his window---there were four black shapes, all different, from short and stocky to tall and thin, standing on the other side of his fence. His yard and the neighbor’s were bathed in a light blue light, like back lighting. He could see the shapes very clearly. He then ran to the front of the house and saw two creatures crouching behind his neighbor’s car and two behind his renter’s van in the driveway. He then woke up his renter to tell him what had happened. His renter informed him that he felt that he had been abducted since he was a child, and showed the witness a bump on his leg that he always felt was some sort of implant to track him.
He left the next morning to go camping and call upon ‘good fairies and energy’ to take this darkness away from the witness and his home. The renter is now missing. He left on the morning of June 26th and has not been seen since. The Search and Rescue team did find his van at a local trailhead but no one has found him yet.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: X?

Location. North Carolina, exact location not given
Date: June 29 2012 Time: night
The witness’s dog had been barking more than usual and he was having trouble sleeping. Going out he saw a thin gray looking alien shape shadow walking down the road following a skunk. He watched it for about 30-35 seconds then it just disappeared. He stayed outside for another 30 minutes but it did not return. He described the figure as about 3-4 feet tall and thin.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. ‘Small town’ upstate New York
Date: July 2012 Time: night
The witness was staying in her parent’s house and while there she would experience ‘dreams’ that there was something in her room. Whatever “it” was she could never say. It was small, no bigger than a fist, indefinable, and she could never really tell what it was. She never thought much of this she thought it was just dreams, and that maybe she was ‘freaked out about bugs or something’.
Then one day she was sitting downstairs watching ‘House Hunters’ with her mom and something really unexpected happened. To the right side of the TV hangs a picture that her grandmother gave to her mother of two eagles soaring over a foaming white river and waterfall. She could not see the picture from where she was sitting. It’s in the corner of the room, perpendicular to the TV, right at the foot of the stairs. The only thing that’s visible is the frame. Suddenly, as she was watching TV, she saw these white, transparent wings, flapping, but floating downward from the wall where the picture hangs. She didn’t see a body, just two wings. The way it moved it almost looked like tissue floating in the breeze, yet there was a steady flapping. It glided downward past the half wall that is the railing of the stairs. She didn’t get up to see what it was. She was frightened. She did check the stairs, for tissue or something later, but didn’t find anything. She believes it was what she had been seeing at night. Then a few days ago she discovered the picture of the ‘Wedding Dove’ from the photos in this site.

HC addendum
Source: Your True Tales---September 2012 Type: F?

Location. Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Date: July 1 2012 Time: 03:00 a.m.
The witness (involved in other encounters) woke up around 3 am and saw a gray figure at his window. It had a large bald head and large almond-shaped eyes. The witness told the figure to go away since he had not invited ‘him’ to be there. The witness called for the ‘Warrior Angels” to protect him and his home and then his entire bedroom window lit up with what he would describe as an energy field---lines and bright lights---like a television that was putting out a scrambled signal. He screamed for the figure to leave again but he remained. He then threw a pillow and the figure went away. His backyard and patio were lit up and then became dark again.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Near Denver, Colorado
Date: July 4 2012 Time: 02:50 a.m.
The witness was home in the kitchen eating at the table in the ark and staring out the open window toward Denver. The morning was absolutely clear and quiet. He then saw what appeared to be a white light on the wing of a jet and then suddenly grew to 500 times the size and he immediately thought that a jet had blown up. He reported the event to an on-line newspaper but there was nothing in the new the next morning. Then he saw and recalled what he felt and saw at the time. He now knows he saw an intelligence of some kind, with thought transference ability, white, pure, glowing, gentle, smiling. It was small at first and he could just about see it. It turned sharply to him and grew very large, and stared at him, it read his mind, and he felt drained and then felt ok.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: F?

Location. Spring, Texas
Date: July 6 2012 Time: evening
Two men were looking at a swamp at Spring Creek and were standing on shore just looking around. They had seen alligators and a lot of beautiful dragonflies. Suddenly, across the swamp, directly in front of them they both watched the largest ‘bird’ they had ever seen take flight from a tree and head directly for them. It was gray with no feathers. It had a wingspan of just over ¾ the length of a pickup truck and looked like a flying leather “V”. It made a sharp right and landed in a tree. Its weight shook the entire top of the tree and from there they lost sight of it. It had a white head, gray wings, and no noticeable feet. The wingspan has to have been between ten and fifteen feet and had no feathers, only what appeared to be hide like that of a bat.

HC addendum
Source: Phantoms and Monsters Blog, July 14 2012 Type: E

Location. Phoenix, Arizona
Date: July 11 2012 Time: 23:00
The witness was sleeping when he began to feeling burning in his lower left back. It was an intense feeling. Suddenly he was floating up the top of the ceiling and he could see his body in the living room where he was sleeping and he could see four white colored human-like figures, very thin, that were doing something to his body while he floated and watched from the ceiling. There were two other white colored figures next to him. They told the witness that he had been ‘selected’ for something. He saw that they inserted what appeared to be a piece of wire in his lower back that went through the center of his back through the center of his back up to his shoulder and then it went back to the same way to the right of his lower back and then it went back up again to the left upper shoulder. They finally removed the piece of wire and he woke up around 5 am. He went to the bathroom to check where he had felt the burning sensation and saw a tiny hole apparently where they had inserted the wire.

HC addendum
Source: Mufon CMS Type: E

Location. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: July 15 2012 Time: various
Fabin Torti, a member of the Grupo Tecnico de Asistencia Psicologica OVNI (GRU.TAP Technical Group for Psychological UFO Assistance), provides a psychological and sociological focus for the multiple UFO events reported in the “Western Corridor” or greater Buenos Aires. Torti pointed out “Many strange situations are being recorded, within the Province of Buenos Aires.” An abductee, “Provides details that cannot be invented” says Torti, she noticed that the intelligences taking her did not stand on the floor but were suspended over the surface, and that she saw a human being with wires connected between his head and a monitor that displayed his thoughts.
A five year old girl says, “Small, big-eyed kids come to get her, and take her to play with Jesus,” in her own worlds.” One of the members of the group photographed strange objects in the sky, and in my particular case, whenever Torti leaves home early on a Saturday morning she sees a round object in the sky. A group of youngsters barbecuing outside a house witnessed around midnight an intense luminous orb that irradiated shades of yellow and red. The not yet fully explained explosion of 26 September 2011 in Montegrande may have been the crash of a UFO according to Torti. The researcher recalls that the morning after the explosion, “One could see black SUVs, persons speaking English and German, and teams working behind screens as they took away chunks of metal that were left after the explosions.”

HC addendum
Source: Guillermo Gimenez, Scott Corrales IHU Type: G & X?

Location. St. Louis, Missouri
Date: July 23 2012 Time: 20:00
The witness was out in the backyard moving her sprinklers it was around 8pm and still full daylight. She moved the sprinkler and turned around to scan the sky in hopes of seeing some signs of rainclouds, that’s when she saw it. It was some distanced away, maybe about a quarter of a mile, if that. It was a large V shaped object in the southwestern sky. It was vertical and caught her eye quickly. Her first thought was, “What is that?” She could tell instantly that it was not any type of aircraft. She stared at it, the V shape curve slightly at the ends, like ‘bat wings’. At the junction of the wings, she could see a body mass of some sort. Not large, meaning, not in comparison to the wing size. These wings seemed enormous. However ‘it’ was flying away from her which would cause a foreshortening effect, possibly making the body seemed smaller than it actually was. She noticed that the body part of it seemed also to be moving. One moment it looked small (the body) and then the next moment it looked larger, like something was hanging down from it (legs?). But there was definitely movement. As she stared in disbelief, she was thinking that perhaps it was ‘a living thing!’ It was moving at a steady speed and was slowly twisting and turning a bit as it progressed because she could see the depth of the wings revealed every few seconds. They were substantially wide. She watched this ‘thing’ made a gentle curve and continued watching it until it flew out of sight. Her observation lasted about 20 seconds or so and at no point in her observation did this creature flap its wings. And then it was gone.
But according to the witness she is not the first person in the area to have witnessed such a thing. She knows of two young men, brothers, who four or five years ago swear they saw a gargoyle-like creature of enormous size, vault/fly over the hood of the pickup truck they were driving, northbound on I-55 going over the Meramec River Bridge in Arnold Missouri, late one night.

HC addendum
Source: direct from witness at Type: E

Location. L’Amoreaux, North York, Toronto, Canada
Date: July 26 2012 Time: evening
A girl in her late teens and her boyfriend were returning home after seeing the film ‘Men in Black III,’ which had been released on the same day. As they approached her home they noticed a strange looking woman with long black hair who was dressed in a long black dress and high heel shoes walking towards them as they pulled into the driveway. Even though the vehicle had dark tinted windows, the girl stated that “the woman made eye-to-eye contact with me.” Alarmed by this frightening stranger, they immediately backed out of the driveway and pulled away from the location. The boyfriend decided to circle the neighborhood and then return back to his girlfriend’s home. As the girl looked back, she was shocked to see that the woman was “walking very fast and following us.” They increased speed and eventually lost their pursuant.
The girl called home to warn her brother about the strange woman and while on the phone her brother looked out the window and the same woman in black was standing directly outside the window wildly waving her arms and staring at him. He looked away briefly and then looked again, the woman had vanished. But he promptly noticed something else, a man dressed in a black dress suit and wearing ear plugs was walking in the street past the front of the house. The man looked straight ahead and was swinging his arms as he walked…almost like he was controlled somehow. The man proceeded down the street, still in sight of the witness, and then unexpectedly vanished. The girl and her boyfriend soon arrive at her home. The strangers were not in sight. After the witnesses detailed their experiences to each other they looked out the window to see if either of the strangers had returned. What they saw was a large black cat with bright eyes staring back at them.
“It (the cat) almost seemed to know what we were saying and thinking” stated the girl. As they watched the curious feline it started to slowly walk toward the vegetation along the driveway…and then it simply vanished before it reached the bushes.

HC addendum
Source: Phantom and Monsters blog Type: E

Location. El Divisadero, Rivadavia, Salta Province, Argentina
Date: early August 2012 Time: night
A woman identified as Pascuala Alzogaray rode her horse 25 kilometers in the middle of the night to request assistance from the police officers at the small community of La Union, since, as she claimed, all local ranchers are frightened by the recurring presence of a strange, hairy humanoid of considerable size. Alzogaray claims having seen the creature and described it as a sort of gorilla, covered in hair, walking on two legs and with the aspect of “an accursed being.”
“Something must be done about it, it’s the Ucumar,” she told police officers at the barracks, located 500 miles north of the provincial capital. Pascuala Alzogaray states that she saw the strange creature along with other members of her family, and that fear prompted them to leave the vicinity until the police do something.
“All the ranchers at El Divisadero and vicinity are afraid. This Ucumar, “she says, “roams through the night, steals farm animals and makes noises. When we go out to investigate, we feel him jumping through the tall treetops. It’s a monster and something must be done about it. Those of us who live in the area, creoles and native alike, are very afraid,” stressed the complainant.

HC addendum
Source: Marco Reynoso and Scott Corrales IHU
Type: E

Location. Central Arkansas (exact location not given)
Date: August 8 2012 Time: before dusk
This area has one lane bridges with gravel roads and no road name signs. Many years ago it had been an Amish community. The two witnesses who had lived in the area for a long time had returned to the area to go ‘ghost hunting’ at a cemetery near their old home. None of them are drinkers or drug users and are both middle-aged. They belonged to a local ghost hunter’s club, but this night they were on their own.
They arrived well before dusk to make sure they had a good feel for their surroundings. The male witness of the two stepped out of the car and walked maybe 6 feet when he heard the sound of something quickly approaching him. It sounded like wings flapping, but not the same. Very hard to describe, it was much larger in scale than he had heard before. He quickly turned around and saw a ‘thing’ headed right for him. He was so scared that he could not process what he was seeing. He screamed and hit the ground. The thing flew over his head and landed on the tree limb near him. He looked up and saw it looking down at him. He turned as his friend called his name and was running toward him. When he looked back he couldn’t see it. His friend witnesses it as it flew towards the first witness but didn’t see it on the tree. Somehow it didn’t look the same in the tree as it had looked while flying towards the witness. In the tree it looked more like a large worm or snake but much, much larger. It looked as if it had wrapped it’s self around the tree limb. A bird couldn’t do that. He looked to see if there were any other reports like this in this area but did not find any documented.

HC addendum
Source: Phantoms and Monster blog Type: E

Location. Panorama City, California
Date: August 15 2012 Time: 2246
A man was outside smoking a cigarette when he called his son to come outside that the object (apparently seen before) was there again. He came out with his binoculars to view the object. His mom also came out to look. Looking through the binoculars he saw what looked like a yellow light with a red blinking light. It stood stationary. Then some clouds began to come in and block the object. A few minutes later, he saw a white object with a red blinking light move in a south to northeast trajectory. As he looked through his binoculars it began to speed away and the red light turned off, and then the white light dimmed out. Then about 30 minutes later he went outside again and took his binoculars with him in case he saw something else. He noticed while smoking a cigarette that the clouds were still there and there was a shape of an alien face in the clouds and he saw a white flash like a strobe behind the cloud where the face shape was. It then looked like the object was about to move out of the cloud cover. When it did, he noticed that it looked like an ordinary plane, but just to make sure he looked through his binoculars and to his surprised the object looked pretty strange.
At first view through his binoculars, it looked like a blimp, but blimps don’t fly that high or that fast. He noticed it had a blinking strobe on the underbelly and a red light on what looked like a tail. It also had 3 rows of white lights that were windows. They looked like windows on a cruise ship. In one of the windows he could see a head looking out and it looked humanoid. As he looked it began to rush away like it knew it was being watched. Without binoculars all he could see was a white and red light. The object was on a northern trajectory. Then about 15 minutes later, he went outside again to see if it came back and he saw another light, so he looked through his binoculars and saw a triangular shaped object with red and green lights and a yellow light blinking on and off. There was an appearance underneath like a circuit board. This one went from south to north and then turned west. After that the witness went out of the apartment building and noticed 2 military helicopters that were going north in the direction where the big object had gone.

HC addendum
Source: http://www, Type: A

Location. Bad Wiessee, Germany
Date: August 18 2012 Time: 02:33 a.m.
Traveling from Bad Wiessee to Gmund the witness spotted a luminous triangle-shaped craft flying low over the roadway. The object was so bright that he had to stop and attempted to take some photos. As he watched he was able to distinguish “an obscure creature” onboard the object. After about three minutes the object vanished.

HC addendum
Source: Type: A

Location. Near Rio Bermejo, Chaco Province, Argentina
Date: August 18 2012 Time: evening
After a hunting expedition Mario Reinoso, 33, returned with friends suffering from a state of shock and partial facial paralysis and unable to speak. However he was able to write to his wife about what supposedly occurred. According to Mr. Reinoso he encountered a huge humanoid figure completely covered in stringy hair that stared at him with a penetrating glance. The strange being approached to no less than 2 meters from his position, at this point he apparently ran from the area becoming completely confused and in shock.

HC addendum
Source: Carlos Sainz Type: E

Location. Cedar Park, Texas
Date: August 21 2012 Time: 23:12
The witness was at home and went to bed around 10:30 pm and as usual fell asleep listening to the television and slept for about 30 minutes when suddenly the television went off by itself. He then began hearing noises like a humming sound so he looked out his window but didn’t see anything so he thought was just hearing stuff so he went back to sleep.
At around 23:12 his bedroom door suddenly opened and he could hear something walking beside him and standing beside him, he had his eyes closed and didn’t open them until he began hearing something in his mind saying “Don’t be afraid. We no harm”. Afraid he opened his eyes and could barely see two dark figures, one standing beside him on his right and second in front of him. So he closed his eyes hoping it was a dream but then things got very real. He could feel being lifted up and being brought out back where he could see a small oval shaped craft in his backyard and another triangle craft hovering above it just a few feet higher. He thought the object was an actual UFO the first time he saw it. It was oval in shape, had about ten windows on the front of it, the color of it was dark gray and the second craft (triangle craft) was black with small diamond shaped windows around it.
Once he was onboard the oval craft the only thing in his mind was ‘how was he was going to get out’. However soon he felt calm and was placed on a silver table while about three beings came by him looking at him and then talking among themselves. He couldn’t understand what they were saying. Soon of the aliens came next to him and shone a blue light at him apparently causing him to black out. He thinks he was out for about 20 minutes and when he awoke he was still on the table as one of the aliens took his hand and had him step off the table and walk around. He looked all around the craft and it was just walls and rooms and windows. Nothing very interesting but he was released about 10 minutes later.
He remembered that while onboard the supposed ‘leader’ of the aliens came beside him and gave him a tour of the craft. He could hear him saying, “We are sorry we terrified you, these are my students for a complete experiment. We will be back soon so do not panic.” He was eventually led to the back door of his house and saw the objects take off.

HC addendum
Source: MUFON CMS Type: G

Location. Chirije, Manabí, Ecuador
Date: August 23 2012 Time: 18:00
The daughter of a local rural police officer 4-year old Nicole Carbo Hidalgo reported seeing a small object shaped like a “turtle” land on the beach shore. The girl could distinguish a tall humanoid figure inside the spacecraft that apparently greeted her. The being was dressed in a white suit and had oriental features, with almond-shaped eyes. The child responded to the being’s greetings in the same manner. The girl yelled for her mother and saw the object lift up and disappear towards the south. No other information is available. The area of Chirije is apparently ‘cosmic window’ area where other encounters have been reported. There are also strange archeological remains in the area.

HC addendum
Source: Veronica Tamariz in Type: A

Location. Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Date: August 28 2012 Time: 05:15 a.m.
Near the Knott Hill Reservoir a witness spotted light coming from the ground close to a gate. When they investigated they saw four interlinking windows, through which ‘normal’ looking people could be seen moving around a long walkway. One of the windows was open, from which a man’s face appeared and said “you are not supposed to be here---go home”. The witnesses fled, terrified although they returned later in the day and found nothing but piles of dirt.

HC addendum
Source: Type: A?

Location. Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina
Date: September 19 2012 Time: evening
A 35-year old man was admitted to a local clinic in a state of shock where he stayed for several hours until he was able to explain what had occurred. According to the witness he was busy with his farming chores when he suddenly felt the urge to relieve himself. He went behind some bushes and was suddenly confronted by a short humanoid completely black in color which struck him on his back and as the witness attempted to flee the stranger humanoid called him by his name in a deep hoarse voice. He was later taken by co-workers to a local clinic where he was treated for an acute ‘nervous condition’.

HC addendum
Source: Carlos Sainz, Type: E

Location. Near Las Vegas, New Mexico
Date: October 2 2012 Time: 19:30
The witnesses were on their way to San Diego California driving west on Interstate 25 when somewhere around Las Vegas New Mexico they saw something very strange. It was dark and they were going over lots of bridges up and down hills, the road was twisting and turning quite a bit. Suddenly they saw a large bat-like creature coming out of the darkness flying directly at the windshield of the van. They were going at maybe 70 to 75 miles per hour. The creature was on a downward glide (they never saw the wings flap) right into the windshield of the van. At the last possible second it stops hard into a bank and heads back up missing the van by maybe ten feet. The whole incident happened so fast it was over before they could even react. They guessed the wingspan of the creature to have been twelve feet or more.

HC addendum
Source: Phantoms and Monsters blog October 27 2012 Type: E

Location. Erie, Pennsylvania
Date: October 17 2012 Time: 01:03 a.m.
The main witness’ job requires him to drive at night and the past couple of months he, his girlfriend and his son have witnessed small gray figures running across Route 80 between 1am and 3am. They apparently made his girlfriend’s vision foggy and affected her mind. They are very thin and run with their backs perfectly straight and perpendicular to the ground not leaning forward and their arms straight down on their sides. They also saw what appeared to be red lights landing in the trees on the side of the road which at first he thought was an explosion. The red lights rose up again split into two and followed the witnesses on the highway for five miles. Every time he slowed his vehicle the strange lights would also. Recently he has seen bright green orbs that have come down directly towards his truck and other vehicles. They caused a tractor trailer to slam on its breaks in the middle of the highway and nearly crash. A white light also landed on the side of the road a couple of feet from his truck. The witness reports ongoing varied activity in area.

HC addendum
Source: MUFON CMS Type: D?

Location. St. Ann’s, Missouri
Date: October 19 2012 Time: night
The witness at first noticed a very odd whistling sound, sounded neat but there was no reason to panic. When there were responses first he thought it was homeless people trying to communicate safe havens in the apartment complex he currently lives. When the “songs” reached 5 intelligent communicators he saw what appeared to be a disc-shaped object, massive, approximate 400 meters in radius. It had a single light at the base which flashed to reveal a sort of “webbing” that covered the hull. The witness then went to investigate the real source of the whistling or communicators. As he intercepted their path he was surprised to see two bipedal fully clothed in gray/silver uniforms identical figures. The figures noticed him and sprinted across the street behind a streetlight. Full helmets negated any view of their facial features. He briefly pursued and called local authorities and then all five ‘whistles’ erupted and moved west. He gave chase but the whistling stopped abruptly as there was a sudden increase of military aircraft activity in the area.

HC addendum
Source: MUFON CMS Type: C?

Location. Collieston, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Date: October 22 2012 Time: afternoon
Gary and Amanda Linney saw the strange figure run away from their Aberdeenshire cottage as they tried out a new camera. Amanda Linney picked up an unusual light with her camera. A stunned couple yesterday told how they captured a spooky green man on camera at their home. Gary and Amanda Linney said the strange figure was spotted running away from their cottage as they experimented with a new camera.
The bizarre snaps emerged just days after another family claimed to have filmed a UFO floating above their house about 25 miles away. Former policeman Gary, 52, said there was no explanation for the figure. He said “It looks like a little green man running. It just disperses into the surface of the road. “If you look closely, you can see a head. It’s very surreal. I was a policeman and a pilot for 20 years and have never seen anything like this before.”
Hotel owners Gary and Amanda, 46, from Collieston, Aberdeenshire, tried to recreate the picture but have never seen the strange light since. But they say they weren’t spooked by the images after experiencing a string of paranormal happenings at the Slains Estate House.
Dad of three, Gary said; “This wasn’t a reflection. We live in two old cottages and my children have seen orbs floating around and heard footsteps. It’s usually around the staircase.” Amanda, 45, said staff at their hotel---which is also thought to be haunted---suggested the ghostly figure may have come from there. She said, “I have no idea what it was. We have used the same setting, taken photos in the same location and in different locations and nothing has appeared again.
“We have experienced a lot of strange things since we took over the place two years ago so the staff thinks something spooky had followed me home that night.” Last week Morag Ritchie, of Fraserburgh, told how she was woken in the night by flashing lights outside her house. The 50-year old claimed several members of her family saw a UFO. Her daughter Cara’s fiancé, Scott Bower filmed footage on his phone. A Ministry of Defense spokeswoman could not explain the sighting and Grampian Police said there had been no reports of lights in the sky
Scottish paranormal investigator Malcolm Robinson is now reviewing the footage. He said, “That area has one of the highest concentration of UFO reports in the UK, particularly the Aberdeenshire town of Muchalls.”

HC addendum
Source: also Sally Hind Type: E?

Location. Rising Star, Texas
Date: November 3 2012 Time: night
The witness was sitting in front of the house with his dog when he noticed something move across the drive in the pasture. He told the dog to get it and the dog took off after the thing. The thing took off running from the dog it looked human at first and then he noticed that it was taller and had a lanky silvery appearance and it moved much faster than a man. It finally disappeared and the dog came back.

HC addendum
Source: MUFON CMS Type: E

Suggested Reading / DVDs:

Earth vs. The Flying Saucers

Alien Dawn: A Classic Investigation into the Contact Experience

The Cryptoterrestrials: A Meditation on Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us

The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestial Pop Culture

Exposing U.S. Government Policies On Extraterrestrial Life: The Challenge Of Exopolitics
Purchase your copy at Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids

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