Saturday, October 05, 2013

Daily 2 Cents: Entity Sitting On Bench? -- Anti-Vampire Rituals Used Recenly -- Giant Squid Washes Ashore In Spain


Entity Sitting On Bench?

This image was forwarded to the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. I'm not proposing that it is a 'Bigfoot'...but it is an intriguing image. Your thoughts?

My husband and I took this picture about two months ago, however we just came across it about a week ago while going through the pics on his phone. When he first looked at it he kept thinking I had done something to the picture but I did nothing to it, then he was saying it must of been a reflection. I dont think that he wanted to actually believe that it was what it looks like. As soon as I seen it the first thing that came to my mind was that it was a spirit or something of that nature. Everyone else that we have showed it to says the same thing that I do. This is where we go to take our daughter to feed the ducks in town! There was NOT anybody sitting on the bench nor anyone else around us when we were there that night! I'm not sure if you are able to tell me exactly what it is or not but if you are it would be great!

NOTE: the negative mode detects a possible 'eyeglasses' shadow. I know that images can be easily doctored and/or run through an application, but this particular image has some authentic features to it. Lon



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Bulgarians Practiced Anti-Vampire Rituals up until 25 Years Ago

Rituals aiming to prevent dead people from turning into vampires were practiced in Bulgaria until quite recently, according to renowned Bulgarian archeologist Nikolay Ovcharov.

The numerous skeletons of “vampires” unearthed on Bulgarian territories are the result of common funeral rituals in ancient times preventing dead people from becoming vampires, Ovcharov reminded in an interview for Bulgarian newspaper Show on Wednesday.

“We are not medieval people to believe in vampires but in the past people believed that they existed and conducted ceremonies to prevent the dead from turning into these devilish creatures,” he remarked.

The archeologist, nicknamed “Bulgaria’s Indiana Jones”, added that only 25-30 years ago in some of the Bulgarian villages there was a special person responsible for sticking the dead bodies with stakes – a ritual aiming to prevent the body from turning into a vampire.

Over 100 buried people whose corpses were stabbed to prevent them from becoming vampires have been discovered across Bulgaria over the years.

One of these “vampire” skeletons was discovered in 2012 in Bulgaria’s historical coastal town of Sozopol, with the news quickly becoming an international sensation.

Another skeleton of a "vampire" was later discovered on Bulgaria's Perperikon, a 7,000-year-old sacred site deep in the Rhodope Mountains.

The latest “vampire” was unearthed September in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Nessebar.

Vampire beliefs from pagan times were preserved by Orthodox Christians in the Balkans during the Middle Ages, when people thought that iron and wooden stakes could be driven into the heart of a dead person to prevent them from becoming vampires.

People at the time believed that after dying these persons turned into vampires and tortured and tormented the living, and they drank their blood in the night. - Novinite

The Secret History of Vampires: Their Multiple Forms and Hidden Purposes

The Vampire, His Kith and Kin: The Real Twilight World of the Vampire Within Society

In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires


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Possession: It's Evil No Matter What You Call It


Intense possession cases are extremely rare. I personally refer to these incidents as 'malevolent energy control.' In Biblical and religious terminology, many people refer to this procurement as 'demonic.' Nomenclature aside, evil is still evil. There are degrees of repugnance, so if the possession is exceedingly malicious...then I can understand where some people want to believe that satanic forces or demons are at work. The following article describes a documented case involving horrific circumstances:

An American woman who levitated, demonstrated paranormal psychic powers and spoke foreign languages unknown to her was clearly demon possessed, according to a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College.

The unnamed woman, with a long history of involvement with Satanic groups, was observed by a team of priests, deacons, several lay assistants, psychiatrists, nuns, some of whom also had medical and psychiatric training, levitating six inches off the ground while objects flew off shelves in the same room, according to Dr. Richard E. Gallagher, who documented the case in the February 2008 issue of the New Oxford Review.

"Periodically, in our presence, Julia would go into a trance state of a recurring nature," writes Gallagher. "Mentally troubled individuals often 'dissociate,' but Julia's trances were accompanied by an unusual phenomenon: Out of her mouth would come various threats, taunts and scatological language, phrases like 'Leave her alone, you idiot,' 'She's ours,' 'Leave, you imbecile priest,' or just 'Leave.' The tone of this voice differed markedly from Julia's own, and it varied, sometimes sounding guttural and vaguely masculine, at other points high pitched. Most of her comments during these 'trances,' or at the subsequent exorcisms, displayed a marked contempt for anything religious or sacred."

The subject would have no recollection of speaking these phrases upon recovering from the trance-like state, according to Gallagher.

"Sometimes objects around her would fly off the shelves, the rare phenomenon of psychokinesis known to parapsychologists," reports Gallagher. "Julia was also in possession of knowledge of facts and occurrences beyond any possibility of their natural acquisition.

"She commonly reported information about the relatives, household composition, family deaths and illnesses, etc., of members of our team, without ever having observed or been informed about them," he said. "As an example, she knew the personality and precise manner of death (i.e., the exact type of cancer) of a relative of a team member that no one could conceivably have guessed. She once spoke about the strange behavior of some inexplicably frenzied animals beyond her direct observation: Though residing in another city, she commented, 'So those cats really went berserk last night, didn't they?' the morning after two cats in a team member's house uncharacteristically had violently attacked each other at about 2 a.m."


Julia requested a Roman Catholic exorcism ritual, convinced from the beginning of her consultations that she was under demonic attack.

"The exorcism began on a warm day in June," Gallagher recollects. "Despite the weather, the room where the rite was being conducted grew distinctly cold. Later, however, as the entity in Julia began to spout vitriol and make strange noises, members of the team felt themselves profusely sweating due to a stifling emanation of heat. The participants all said they found the heat unbearable.

"Julia at first had gone into a quiet trance-like state. After the prayers and invocations of the Roman Ritual had been going on for a while, however, multiple voices and sounds came out of her. One set consisted of loud growls and animal-like noises, which seemed to the group impossible for any human to mimic. At one point, the voices spoke in foreign languages, including recognizable Latin and Spanish. (Julia herself only speaks English, as she later verified to us.)

"The voices were noticeably attacking in nature, and often insolent, blasphemous and highly scatological. They cursed and insulted the participants in the crudest way. They were frequently threatening – trying, it appeared, to fight back – 'Leave her alone,' 'Stop, you whores' (to the nuns), 'You'll be sorry,' and the like.

"Julia also exhibited enormous strength. Despite the religious sisters and three others holding her down with all their might, they struggled to restrain her. Remarkably, for about 30 minutes, she actually levitated about half a foot in the air."


The purpose of Gallagher's paper, he says, is to "document a contemporary and clear-cut case of demonic possession." He explains that even those who doubt such a phenomenon exists may find this case "rather persuasive."

"Possession is only one and not the most common type of demonic attack. Possession is very rare, though not as exceedingly so as many imagine," he concludes. "So-called 'oppression,' or 'infestation,' is less rare, though hardly frequent either, and sometimes more difficult to discern accurately." - New Oxford Review

Astral Perceptions - Possession: It's Evil No Matter What You Call It

Podcast - BTE - John Zaffis - Demonologist / Paranormal Investigator

Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans

The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern-Day Demon Possession and Exorcism

Interview With an Exorcist

The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities


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Giant Squid Washes Ashore in Cantabria, Spain


Photo released by the Maritime Museum of Cantabria

Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster (Smithsonian)

Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid


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