Casting call seeks 'real Alaskans' looking for paranormal adventures
Sorry, Alaska, but reality TV isn't quite finished with you yet. A production company is currently seeking "great Alaskan men and women" who are interested in paranormal activity in the state. In particular, the company is seeking Alaskans with stereotypically "Alaskan" professions. So if you're a gold miner or a park ranger who has a unique tie to the other world, you may be just who they're looking for.
Here's the full casting call:
Are you a true Alaskan with an interest in the spooky, creepy and unexplained? A new television show is looking for people that live or work in Alaska who also find the paranormal world irresistible.
Are you a logger that’s seen existence of Big Foot and want to investigate further?
Are you a fisherman that knows where all the best ghost-hunting spots are?
Are you a native Alaskan with deep-rooted beliefs in the spirit world and native legends?
Do you love Alaska? I mean, do you really LOVE Alaska? Then you might be just what we're looking for!
If you are a rugged Alaskan with a thirst for adventure then we want to hear from you! A keen interest in ghosts, UFO’s, cryptid monsters or the supernatural is a MUST. So, whether you are an experienced paranormal investigator or a newbie who wants to find out what’s REALLY out there, you could be the star of the next great paranormal adventure show.
To be considered, please email us at CastingSHP(at)gmail.com with the subject line: "True Alaskan." All inquiries MUST include 3-5 photos, a brief bio and any video you might have.
It's maybe not the worst idea for an Alaska-based show: the state does, after all, have a rich history of the paranormal and the unexplained, everything from a tradition of Alaska Native mythology to regular spottings of the "Hairy Man," better known as Bigfoot in much of the rest of the world. Add to that a number of unexplained ghost sightings -- including along Alaska's legendary Iditarod Trail -- and cryptids like the "Lake Iliamna Monster" completely unique to Alaska, and you have an interesting blend of adventure and mystery hidden among the vastness of the Last Frontier. - Alaska Dispatch
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Winfield, Missouri - unedited: My Grandmother related this personal story to my Mother while they were seated around the dining room table in about 1976. My sister & I were in the living room and listened to the conversation as she related it to my Mom.
She said that in the early 1950s when my Mother was in School and her husband was at work in St. Louis, she was outside hanging laundry on the clothes line. She then related that 4 or 5 "little Grey Men", came down the hill toward her in the back yard.
She was frightened and ran into the house and locked the door. She then said that they came through the walls and got her. At this point my Mother told her to shut up; that people would think that she was crazy and not to ever mention it again. She didnt. After my Grandmother died in 1989, my Mother burned her diaries.
Winfield, Missouri was a very rural area in the early 1950s and before many UFO sightings were prevelent. My sister & I never talked about this event until after my Grandmothers death, but wanted to share it for all that it is worth. My Grandmother would have been about 40 years of age at the time of the "incident". This was on the old Portwood road, (now Hammett Road), 1/2 mile off of Hwy. 47, between Troy and Winfield. - MUFON CMS
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Skeleton of Enormous Sea Creature Pulled out of the Water in China
A skeleton measuring 3.5 metres (11 feet 5 inches) in length has allegedly been discovered in waters off China’s Shandong Province.
The skeleton, which is believed to have a total of 153 joints, was found by fishermen in Qingdao on 28 March. Local camera crews and crowds of onlookers soon gathered to catch a glimpse of the strange creature, whose origins have yet to be confirmed.
Despite appearing online a couple of days before April 1, both the colouring and condition of the skeleton have led many to believe that it is, in fact, an elaborate carving or part of a well devised practical joke. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that a mysterious object has popped up in Chinese media only to leave members of the press red-faced; in June last year, footage of a “legendary mushroom” appeared online as a young Chinese reporter poked and prodded what eventually turned out to be a discarded sex toy.
Placed on top of a stretch of red cloth, however, the skeleton certainly looks impressive! - RocketNews24
More 'booms' in Michigan
More than 30 calls coming into the Branch County 911 Dispatch Center this weekend about mysterious booms. All from the northwest part of the county.
Many residents in the area thought someone was breaking into their home. While others were speculating that the booms were coming from the Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek. We reached out to the base and they told FOX 17 that they don’t know where the booms are coming from and that it isn’t them.
Officials are looking into these reports and say they don’t have any idea where the booms are coming from or what the sound could be. - Fox17 Online
The cause of the mystery booming noises Flint, Michigan residents had complained about may be explained by the secret bomb range Flint police recently confirmed.
For months, years even, residents have reported random loud noises, like thunder or fireworks.
Flint isn't the only place where people have reported noises like this. All over the country are reports of strange noises and loud booming sounds. Usually, nobody seems to know where they're coming from.
Let's take a look.
In January, a television station out of Salt Lake City reported that "hundreds of people from Weber County to Utah County, and some as far north as Rock Springs, Wyoming reported that they felt shaking or heard loud booms." Experts reported seismic activity in the area, but there was no record of any earthquakes.
Last November, reports out of Salem, Mass., indicated that "police responded to a report of loud explosions in the area of Bridge Street."
In January, a local Oklahoma City television station reported that residents in the town of Guthrie had been reporting a mysterious noise around town.
"Everyone seems to have their own theory behind the boom," read the report.
In March 2012, residents in the town of Clintonville reported "five loud, mysterious booms thundered through the town at approximately two-hour intervals starting at around 8 p.m. They occurred again the following night, and, much to the sleepless residents' relief, finally stopped Tuesday night," according to this report.
It seems the cause of these noises was uncovered, when the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 1.5-magnitude earthquake in the area.
In Kanawha County, there were reports of mystery booms. The mystery, however, was quickly solved.
"The Keystone surface mine, which is in the Rush Creek area east of Charleston, apparently caused the boom when it used a controlled explosion, referred to in the industry as a "mine shot," to extract coal, a state Department of Environmental Protection official said," according to this report.
Residents in San Diego reported a mystery boom earlier in the year. "News 8 began receiving reports at about 10 a.m. from people in the South Bay and downtown San Diego. A local naval base also confirmed they heard the noise," according to the local CBS station. - MLive
‘Big cat’ spotted again near Dorchester, Dorset
Kevin Paul Fillary claims to have seen a ‘large black panther’ on the prowl in a field near Monkey’s Jump roundabout.
The 42-year-old lorry driver had been travelling on the A35 from Weymouth to Bridport at around 3.30pm when he spotted the mysterious creature.
Sightings of big cats in Dorset have sparked intense debate in recent years.
Many are convinced that there are panthers roaming the countryside while others maintain that with no conclusive proof of their existence that it is highly unlikely they exist in the wild.
Mr Fillary, of Somerset, said: “I was driving along and I looked to my left and spotted a large black panther.
“When I’m in my lorry I’m high up so I could see over into the field and I could see the creature clearly.
“I travel down that road every working day and have done for the past four years but this is the first time I’ve seen a big cat.”
He added: “I just wish I’d had time to take a photo but I was driving and had to move on.”
The lorry driver, who works for C&D Transport, said it was not the first time he had spotted a big cat.
He added: “I’ve spotted one before in Ilminster, so this was my second sighting.
“I told my family and they believe me but I didn’t tell anyone at work in case they thought I was mad.
“I am convinced that they exist in Dorset after people who kept them as pets years ago let them out into the wild.”
There have been numerous reported sightings in recent years.
According to figures obtained by the Echo last September, a total of 53 people made emergency calls to report their wild cat encounters since 2006.
After talk of a lion on the prowl in Essex, the popular subject resurfaced with Dorset named as a ‘hot spot’ for sightings by big cat experts.
Big cat researcher and author Merrily Harpur said: “There have been a lot of big cat sightings reported in the county over the years.
“Dorset is a hot spot for big cat sightings.
“In the last 10 years I have been told of more than 600 sightings.
“One of the interesting things about big cats in Britain is that they are very variable in their colours.
“Most of the sightings report a black cat but quite a few say they resemble a panther-like creature or are brown like a puma or the colour of a Scottish wild cat.
“Anyone who glimpses these creatures for more than a few seconds is very lucky and I would urge people in that area to carry a camera.”
OVER the years each sighting has added a new twist to the mystery of the Dorset Big Cat.
In March 2010 a lamb was savaged in Bockhampton in what was believed to be a Big Cat attack.
The ‘Beast of Bockhampton’ struck in a field close to Pine Lodge Farm and Tearooms run by Jean and Tony Waterman.
Vet Duncan Reavell looked at a picture of a deer thought to have been killed by the predator in the same year and said a Big Cat could have been responsible.
RSPCA shop worker Judy Paterson came across the carcass while walking her dog at Conygar Hill near Dorchester. In January 2004, Margery Hookings, former editor of the Bridport News, claimed to spot a big black cat while driving on the A3066 road between Melplash and Beaminster.
Teenager Ashley Blanning, from Bridport, who witnessed a similar animal running down the field in September.
In the same year, photographer Alan McNamee, of Bridport, had his first wild encounter. He has set up a team ready to respond to sightings.
Victoria Briggs, 31, of Weymouth, says she saw a ‘big black cat’ in 2000 at Sea View Holiday Park in Preston while eating lunch with her mum.
STORIES of big cats go back to the 1960s and 1970s when it was legal and fashionable to keep exotic animals as pets.
Before the Dangerous Wild Animals Act in 1976, the wealthy could take their lion, tiger or cheetah for a walk around the park without needing a licence.
But the law was changed to protect the public and animals.
While many owners gave their pets to zoos or put them down rumours started that some people released their animals into the wild where their offspring are thought to still roam to this day. - Dorset Echo
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