Friday, March 15, 2013

Tombstone, Arizona: The Town Too Tough To Die


I received the following from a reader in reference to photographic evidence he gathered in Tombstone, Arizona:

Hi Lon, have enjoyed your site since your appearance on Coast to Coast AM. Enclosed is a picture I took at the Bird Cage Saloon in Tombstone Az. back in 2007. Known as the most haunted spot in Arizona we made several trips there because at the time we were living in Tucson about an hour or so away and were fascinated with the apparent hauntings in the town.

The picture was taken with an old Casio 3.1 digital camera. It was a Wednesday and it was very slow in Tombstone and the Birdcage was void of tourist. The Hearse which has transported hundreds of people to Boothill resides in the upper portion of the Birdcage and to the rear. As we walked the building I began taking numerous random shots (about 70) total. When we entered the room where the Hearse was I took approx 10 random shots. Myself and my wife were the only ones in the room at the time.

Upon download to the computer I saw what at first I thought was a reflection of myself on the glass of the Hearse. Turns out this was not me. Of the 26 murders inside the Saloon, one was shot through the eye. If you put this picture in a program and zoom on the left eye, it appears it is not there. Zooming on the right eye you can make out the fact that his eyes were blue and you can also see his pupil.

Probably the strangest thing concerning this photo is his face, if you look at the right side of the face you will notice that it is behind the vertical pipes rather than in front, those vertical bars are behind the hearse!

I cant help but feel that this character is "dead", and I also believe he intended to be photographed in this picture-just a feeling I have.

Having looked at the pictures sent to you by the pilot in Michigan who downloaded the pictures of the apparent UFO photographed (but not seen at the time) I can tell you my theory on the subject. The digital cameras can "see" to some extent into the infra-red spectrum. I have photographed hundreds of similiar objects in the skies when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. I would simply point and shoot with a digital camera in the sky. Having taken maybe 20-30 shots I would then download the photos-then I would repeat the process. Invariably I would come up with one or two UFO's, which of course at the time was not seen by my physical eyes. The skies around the Bay are very very busy with this sort of phoenomena. Some areas (such as the one I am in now) is void of these anomalies. So it does depend on where you are.

It led me to a couple of conclusions. First of all UFO's, or should I say most of the UFO's are in a way cloaked, they are beyond our ability to see them and operate outside our visual spectrum. The digital camera, since it does see into the infra-red spectrum has the capability of photographing them. I have many many (since lost in broken computer) objects appearing similiar to the recently posted photos. I have taken pics of bell shaped, cigar shaped, classic saucer, and numerous ships flying in formations.

The same theory applies to Ghost, spirits, or whatever you want to call the phenomena. The digital camera, with infra-red abilities allows at times, for their appearance.

As you and your audience is well aware, our vision is very very limited in what we can see and what we cannot see.

I sent the pic to a well known paranormal group called HAPIA up in Canada. I spoke by email to the lead investigator who stated that she and her team spent a good portion the night analyzing the photo, below are their comments.

Dan in Roseville, Ca.


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Comments from HAPIA:

"I noticed the eye. But the strange thing about the negative is that part of it shows flesh too. And even though there is a 'collar' of the shirt, there is no shirt - you can see the panelling through. I stayed up until 3am playing with the photo - and I can at least confirm you didn't send in a hoax, but trying to confirm exactly what you caught is stumping me. If it was a reflection of someone, you would see the shirt as well, and when pictures are sent to me that are hoaxes, usually our program will pick it up from enhancing and the making the photo a negative, which wasn't the case with yours. There are no definite outlines, and its too perfect.

Well if you look at the negative image I sent back to you - the rim of the shirt is where it should be - but no shirt - so anyone who would sayits a reflection is not looking at it correctly. The distorted eye is interesting, but what interests me is the way the face is in the picture. It looks like most of it is right on or behind the foremost glass, but then another part behind the pipe. Thats what is making it a bit confusing. I cannot believe the detailing in the lips, the nose and the one visible eye. I have never seen a picture that is flesh toned as well."

Below: Negative Image of the man.


There is one notable fact about Tombstone, AZ, every locale or attraction seems to be haunted...even hotels - Historic Spirits Supposedly Haunt Tombstone, Arizona Motel. Paranormal activity around the famous town isn't confined to ghosts and spirits. The photo (below) of the giant bird-like cryptid circulated the country in 1890.


The creature was 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.

I've added a few other strange occurances in the Tombstone area:

MUFON CMS - Tombstone, AZ - 10/17/2010 - unedited: My wife and I were down from Oregon for my sisters wedding in Tuscon Arizona on Saturday the 16th of October 2010. Sunday the 17th we drove out to Tombstone where they just by chance for us were having Helldorado days which was a lot of fun.

As we were leaving Tombstone we stopped at Boot Hill cemetery just at the north end of town. After walking through the cemetery my wife and I were about to get into the car. I looked out over the road (HWY 80) toward the west to take in the scenery out over the desert. That's when I noticed something just hanging there maybe a mile or 1.5 miles high and about 3 miles total distance. It hovered and did not appear to move. It was a little difficult to see with the Sun facing me at about 2 o'clock with the object to the left at 9 or 10 o'clock. At first I considered it could be a hot air balloon but I quickly ruled that out. I thought the sun could be reflecting off of something but that would mean there had to be something there to reflect off of.

With the naked eye I could see the dark area on the left and the bright white vertical boomerang shape on the right. I grabbed my camera and took about four pictures, the one I posted is the best image. These images were able to provide much more detail than I could see otherwise.

My wife also could see the object as well. With no nearby roads leading out to the object and not knowing what it was we decided to leave after watching it for about ten minutes. During that time it did not appear to move, if anything it got a little closer.

MUFON CMS - Tombstone, Arizona - 10/26/2010 - unedited: My husband and I were on vacation visiting Tombstone, Arizona. We were staying at a hotel on the north side of town. Late that afternoon, from 8:00 P. M. Central Standard Time (? Arizonia time) we were sitting behind the hotel facing west toward a mountain. He pointed out to me an object in the sky over the mountain. The mountain was probably two to three miles away and the object several hundred feet above the mountain. At first he thought it was possibly a blimp. I made three photographs. We continued to watch it until sunset. It appeared to be black and continued to hover in the exact same location. He is definitely a UFO skeptic; however he did said that he knew of no plane, helicopter, or blimp that could hover like that. He is a former army paratrooper. The next morning he went outside before I did and spotted it again. I went with him to look. It was in the same spot twelve to fifteen hours later. This time to me it appeared white. He thought it was silver. I made several photos. The sun was bright during the second AM sighting and I could not focus. The photos are not great. I copied and enhanced one. Enlarged it appeared to me to be shaped like a fish. We observed it for a few minutes that morning. As we had many things to do we left the hotel. I did look for it later that morning while visiting Boothill Cemetery and it was not visible. I was anxious when I saw it and continued to be that night and the next day. My husband did not express any anxiety. His interest in looking for it again and the fact that he did not tell me it wasn't anything says he did think it was unusual. The photos are attached. I was reluctant to report it. I have checked this site to see if anyone else did. Someone else reported a similar sighting and I decided to report ours. The photos in which the object appear black were made later afternoon. The one with a white object in the far right corner were made mid morning the next day.

NOTE: I've heard and read about a lot of different sightings and encounters in and around Tombstone. In fact, one of the older residents once claimed that he witnessed a T-Rex roaming the desert surrounding the town. Another encounter involved imps and faeries showing up in the Boot Hill Graveyard during certain nights. I'm sure there are many other stories tied to the supernatural that have yet to be told...Lon

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Reader Submission: Reptilian Seen In The Denver Airport


I received the following email recently:

Denver airport - 130am. I was ill and traveling all the way from NY to Colorado to see a physician who specialized in IC (bladder disease that mimics cancer). I have never been in a HUGE airport and it was very quiet - few people and I had no idea where to go off these subway train things. Plus no were around for me to ask "which way do I go?" As I am standing in this tunnel after getting off the train I was looking around and down the long hallways for a BATHROOM Part of my medical issue is constant need to urinate. Anyway I saw a weird very tall "sculpture" - kind of like a dinosaur but with alligator skin and a lizard face with BIG eyes. It didn't move and because I saw a lot of weird things at main entry of the airport I assumed it was another freaky art thing. BUT my phone rang it was Dr. Brookoff asking if I was in the airport. As I turned to go the direction he explained to me...THE WEIRD tall lizard looking thing was GONE - just GONE. This was in March of 2006. Dr. Brookoff has passed since then and in my opinion under suspicious circumstances. At that time I hadnt heard of Reptilians. I was watching "conspiracy theory" w/ Jesse Ventura and looked it up. I KNOW what I saw now, 100% sure that was a Reptilian. I am SO grateful to GOD and Dr. Brookoff for picking me up that night. I am not so sure David Icke is nuts now. Heidi Jo

The Denver International Airport definitely has some strange murals and other oddities. I wrote a piece in November 2011 which I posted below. I don't know what Heidi Jo witnessed but her story doesn't surprise me. There has been a variety of speculation since the facility opened in 1994...including several conspiracy theories in reference to underground tunnels and symbolism used in art throughout the concourse and terminals. I've heard that certain groups are tied to the airport, including the Illuminati and the Freemasons...that the Denver area is where the establishment of the Western sector of the New World Order will be in the United States. The capstone, or the dedication stone, for the Denver airport does have a Masonic symbol on it...but many other public building throughout the world do as well.

It has been said that Phil Schneider, of Dulce Base fame, said that during the last year of construction they were connecting the underground airport system to a deep underground base. He stated that there was at least an eight-level deep underground base there, and that there was a 4.5 square mile underground city and an 88.5 square-mile base underneath the airport. Many of these supposed deep underground facilities located in the United States have been linked to the congregation of alien beings, including Greys and Reptilians. Here is a link to an interesting interview - New World Order Masonic Denver Airport - Aliens, Underground Bases, Prison Facilities. I'm not going to say that I believe all that is published in the interview...but there are a few interesting details that seem to parallel other information that I have been told by other sources.

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Strange Places: The Denver International Airport


"Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. This is the World Power that vastly exceeds all other powers on earth. The Age of Enlightenment, which stripped nature and human institutions of gods, overlooked the God of Terror who dwells in the human soul." - Carl Jung (1875–1961), Swiss psychiatrist. 'The Development of Personality'

For many years I have been receiving inquiries in reference to the Denver International Airport and the strange anomalies that supposedly occur there. A former Denver Broncos player told me that he would absolutely 'freaked out' each time he and the team would fly out of there...and that he wasn't the only person on the team to express their discontent with the place. I found an article from June 2011 titled Proof that Denver Airport is one of the most evil places on Earth that describes some of strangeness that I have been made aware of:

By Annalee Newitz - Having recently been stranded in Denver Airport for 24 hours, I can tell you anecdotally that the place is hellish. Exit arrows point at each other instead of outside; corridors lead to nowhere; and security checkpoints seem to disappear mysteriously as you approach them. As you drive into the airport, you're greeted by a giant horse with glowing red eyes, and one of the terminals is decorated with a massive statue of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death.

But I'm not the only person to notice DEN's dark aeromancy. The airport has been plagued by conspiracy theories about its true purpose almost since the day construction crews broke ground on it in the mid-1990s.

First, the facts. The giant, red-eyed horse sculpture at the gates of the airport really did kill the sculptor who created it. He died of blood loss when part of the statue fell on him in his studio. In this snippet of a conspiracy video about DEN, the narrator speculates about how this bloodthirsty horse sculpture might be connected to time travel.

Probably my favorite conspiracy theory about DEN is that its designers filled it with phallic symbols to inspire devil worship. Nobody explains it better than this guy, whose online monicker is "The Third Eagle of the Apocalypse." After my recent nightmarish experiences with Denver Airport, however, I'm glad that somebody else thinks its creators will have to answer to "the Lord" for their Satanic civil engineering choices.

There are also a ton of conspiracy tales about the murals in DEN, as well as the fact that it's supposedly shaped like a Swastika. This is a video in two parts - PART 1 and PART 2 that lays out these conspiracies in alarmingly weird detail. I love how it starts out sounding like criticisms from a disgruntled traveler - the airport has no new technological advances over the old one, and occupies a bizarrely large amount of space - and then takes a turn to "new world order" paranoia. Even better, there's a detailed page at the Skeptic Project that debunks this video point by point. The Skeptic Project also debunks another conspiracy not mentioned in the video, which is that there are secret Nazi messages about a "black sun" written on the floor of the airport. Apparently this conspiracy got started because the phrase DZIT DIT GAII appears in mosaic on the floor. No, the phrase is not German. It's Navajo for "white mountain."

Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura thinks that Denver Airport sits above a giant network of tunnels that form a secret basecamp for government officials in the event of apocalypse. Other conspiracy lovers have said that these tunnels are part of a so-called FEMA concentration camp, where undesirables will be sent for mass executions (there's a hilarious video of a guy responding to this FEMA camp claim and debunking it - not because he thinks FEMA camps are implausible, but because obviously the airport just isn't set up correctly for gassing people).

This guy has a more pragmatic take on the Denver Airport conspiracy. Clearly, the airport is designed to force you to wait in a really long security line. Luckily, our hero shows you a secret tunnel that leads you to a shorter security line. Whew. It's not a FEMA camp after all.

Gateway to the West: Designing the Passenger Terminal Complex at Denver International Airport (Building Monographs)

The Biggest Controversies, Conspiracies, Theories And Coverups Of Our Time: From The Secret Files Of Science, Politics, Occult And Religion

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NOTE: Below are a few images of the oddities found around the airport. This link at the Skeptic Project puts much of the conspiracy theories to rest but I will admit, this is one weird place. I have received emails that stated items would suddenly vanish, that some airport personnel where aliens, they were in an hypnotic trance while in the terminal, small probes were flying around inside the airport, people would disappear, etc. Here's another link that may be of interest to you - Anomalies at Denver Airport. Anyway, I'll leave it up to you to decide if the conspiracy theories are valid...Lon


Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier

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Just the Facts?: UFO Followed 2 Hour Flight -- Something In My Room -- Killer Dolphins Escape





UFO followed 2 hour flight

Waterford, Michigan - unedited: It was Sunday, 19 of August, 2012. I decided to take my aunt and her husband to do a cross country on the Cherokee archer II, from Oakland County International Airport, MI to Huron County Memorial Airport, also in Michigan.

The duration of flight is around of 2 hours. My aunt on the back shot a picture during run-up and says: "I think I just shot a picture of an UFO" her husband and I look to each other and I said I would look it the camera later at home because I was paying attention in doing the run-up and fly the plane. during the whole flight she took pictures, and when I got home I went to look at the pictures. We end up with 3 pictures of the object, as soon I saw it, I said to myself is an UFO, its cylinder in shape and followed us trough the whole flight. - MUFON CMS

Ufo's & Alien Contact: Two Centuries of Mystery

Alien Mind: The Thought and Behavior of Extraterrestrials


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Something in my room....
North Providence - 10/15/1968 - unedited: I was in the top bunk ,(bunk beds) my brother had his own room , i could not sleep that night . i was on my back looking up , all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye to my left, there was something standing there , but the first thing i thought was somehow i new he was short, i could not understand how he was my level,this really botherd me. i was still looking up at ceiling on my back , As i started to turn my head to the left , at the same time i felt 3 fingers across my left arm, between my elbow and hand .my hands were crossed over my belly . when i fully turned it vanished. A couple days later i found a scoop mark on my ankle (inside). Now i still have this mark and it looks allmost exactely like it did then .(40 years later) I never told my parents or anyone , who would believe me . Then in the 80`s when i saw pic`s of the greys . i was floored ,that, was in my room. When i use to think of this event, i called it pumpkin head . because it had a big head i would really like to have someone come over to show exactly what happend , and show this mark. i can send a pic threw my phone . Please give me a call , this really happend . - MUFON CMS

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Contact with Alien Civilizations: Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials


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Killer Dolphins Escape

No, it’s not a promo for the latest sci-fi movie. There are claims circulating that three dolphins have escaped from a Ukrainian military training facility armed with head-mounted guns and knives and trained to attack humans.

Could this seemingly outrageous claim actually be true? Unfortunately, the U.S. media has nothing on a number of international publications that publish completely fabricated tales, often to score political points. And for their part, the Ukrainian government has denied the claim, calling it a “fabrication” and a “gross provocation.”

The Russian publication RIA Novosti claims that the Ukrainian dolphin program is two-fold: Training the dolphins to detect and mark mines but also equipping them with weapons to attack enemy human swimmers who may pose a threat to Ukrainian navel vessels.

Interestingly, Wired points out that some Russian soldiers are actually trained to combat dolphins in case they are attacked by them while on a mission.

And as sensational as it may sound, it’s not like this story simply appeared out of thin air. As several news outlets have reported, the former Soviet Union engaged in similar training practices with dolphins and the sea-faring mammals have been used by countries around the world in various naval exercises, including in the U.S. Navy.

On its website, the Navy explains: “The U.S. Navy has found that the biological sonar of dolphins, called echolocation, makes them uniquely effective at locating sea mines so they can be avoided or removed. Other marine mammals like the California sea lion also have demonstrated the ability to mark and retrieve objects for the Navy in the ocean. In fact, marine mammals are so important to the Navy that there is an entire program dedicated to studying, training, and deploying them.”

Of course, as Wired points out, the U.S. Navy has a perfectly good explanation for why they don’t weaponize dolphins: self-preservation.

In a FAQ on their marine mammal-training program, the Navy writes: “Since dolphins cannot discern the difference between enemy and friendly vessels, or enemy and friendly divers and swimmers, it would not be wise to give that kind of decision authority to an animal.”

Indeed. No one wants to get caught in the crosshairs of a “Flipper.” - Yahoo

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Yeah...you noticed too

Similar in more ways than one....

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Red Sox 2nd baseman searching for Bigfoot

Today is a Red Sox off day. Some players will fish. Others play golf.

Dustin Pedroia has a hobby that falls a little outside the box — the search for Bigfoot.

You probably knew that if you follow Pedroia on Twitter (@15Lasershow), where a “Sasquatch Crossing” sign serves as his avatar. This spring, he walks around, a lot, in a light blue T-shirt with a Bigfoot drawing on it.

His next-door neighbor in the clubhouse, Will Middlebrooks, says Bigfoot is all Pedroia talks about, not only the TV show about the search but Bigfoot himself.

Middlebrooks is convinced that Pedroia believes in Bigfoot “120 percent.”

Pedroia is noncommittal. A little like Carl Everett was when it came to the subject of dinosaurs, he hasn’t seen foolproof evidence with his own eyes yet.

The search for Bigfoot, though, that matters.

Pedroia believes in the search for Bigfoot. Bigfeet, actually.

“There’s gotta be” more than one, he said yesterday. “I don’t know, I haven’t seen them. Keep looking for them.”

Pedroia does not miss episodes of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot.”

“It’s good, man, it’s good stuff,” he said.

Pedroia is up to date on all the claims, old and new, of the tall, lumbering creature known for its putrid stench, humongous footprints, ape-like noises and extremely reclusive habits. He said the Les Trout-Sasquatch YouTube videos are “pretty cool.” He is not into the Loch Ness monster, but Yeti (the Abominable Snowman, believed to be roaming the Himalayan Mountains) is “probably from the same family, probably from the same origin.”

The idea that all the Sasquatches must be breeding brings up the idea that there are baby Sasquatches sequestered in the woods somewhere.

“They call them juvenile Sasquatches,” Pedroia informs a newcomer to the search.

The conversation makes Pedroia a bit wary.

“It’s not a big deal, it’s normal stuff,” he said.

It’s not new, either. He heard about them growing up in central Sacramento.

“It’s Northern California, they’re everywhere, man. You see them at Wal-Mart,” he said.

So, he’s got a sense of humor about them. His wife, Kelli, is not on the same page about Bigfoot.

“She has no imagination,” he said. He agrees that there have been some Bigfoot hoaxes.

“For sure, we had one coming out of our bullpen until he got a haircut,” he said, referring to reliever Andrew Miller. He said he’d be willing to join the hunt one offseason, be on the TV show if it came around to that.

“I don’t know how many there are but the search continues,” Pedroia said. “Gotta find one. I’ll go look.”

He still would like to know more.

“There’s not much research on it,” he said. “We’ve got to find one first, then we’ll know.”

He keeps looking over at Middlebrooks. The third baseman finally can’t help himself.

“Where do they look? Everywhere?”’ he asks.

Pedroia acts annoyed.

“I don’t know, I’m not the founder of the show, I just watch it,” he said. “You’re not going to go in CVS and see one.”

Middlebrooks knows he has no shot at turning Pedroia into a skeptic.

So the search continues.

And when the searchers find him, or her, juvenile or not juvenile, Pedroia understands that’s not the end of the story.

“Then they’d go find more,” he said. “There’s more than one.” - Boston Herald

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Reader Submissions: Old Man Hayes / Stop Sign Encounter


The following anecdotal accounts were received from 'Phantoms & Monsters' readers:

OLD MAN HAYES

This is a true story. When I was about twelve or so my family moved into a rural neighborhood called Hayes Glenn. It was some old farm land owned by a man named Mr. Hayes. We built a new home on five acres and moved in the winter of 1986. About a year or so later another house was being built next door to us. Being kids me and a good friend would hang out in the house while it was being built. One day we were just sitting in the unfinished house talking when we both heard foot steps coming down the hall right toward us. They were very loud because there was no carpet on the concrete foundation so they could clearly be heard. I looked down the hall and there was no one there. Thinking the owners were there we ran out of the house but I soon realized there was no body there.

A couple of weeks later I awoke up about two in the morning. My room was on the side of our house that overlooked the property that the house was being built on. I don't know why but I looked out of the window and clearly saw an old man standing outside of the house. I could see him in the moonlight. I went and woke my mom up but when she got to my room he was gone. Nothing else happened. The house was finished and a couple of years passed. I happened to be talking to a friend's dad who lived in the area. He was a police officer who, about 10 years before all of this, handled the case of old man Hayes...the farmer who had hung himself in a barn exactly were the neighbors house was built. JJ

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STOP SIGN ENCOUNTER

About two years ago, I had an experience which I will recount to you. I have been speaking of this more, but it took some time to reconcile.

I believe it would have been early March. I am an interiorscaper, which means I take care of plants in offices and estates. At the time, I had the contract to maintain the plant material in the executive offices at Electronic Data Systems in Plano, TX. Because I maintained the plants for the highest level employees (ceo, cio, etc..), I would do my work pretty much in the middle of the night by escort of their security personnel. I had the contract to do this work for them since 1998.

Once a week, I would leave my home, where I live in a country setting, and travel about 45 minutes in to Plano to do this work. On this morning, it was about 2:30am. I had loaded my van with my work materials, and started out on a very cold and unpleasant morning. It had been raining and the wind was blowing. I had my windshield wipers on because the wind was blowing water off the trees, though it wasn't raining at the moment. I turned on the residential street to make my way out and to the main roads. As I approached the first stop sign, my headlights illuminated a being.

This is how I describe it: First, I must comment that I was immediately struck by a terrible fear. I believe my neck hairs stood on end, and I realized later that I had popped out in a complete sweat. I never sweat, and it was very cold, but my shirt had huge armpit rings by the time I reached the toll road. So I instantly knew that I was seeing something very out of the ordinary at the first second.

I would say this being was about five feet tall. It crossed the road on the cross street in front of me. I had probably 10 or so seconds as my van approached the stop sign, and I had my foot on the brake pedal already when I saw it. (I was traveling slowly anyway). It was a glossy white color, and I could not discern any clothing. It was the same glossy white from its head to its feet. It did not turn its head to look at me, so I do not know what the eyes looked like. It moved in a very strange fashion. It did not seem to have any bend at a knee area, and shuffled rather than walked. The arms were very long, much longer than a person's, and they hung down much past where one would expect knees, and also had no bend where one would expect elbows. I believe the hands were large. The head was not very big, nothing like one sees looking up pictures of 'greys'. There was nothing threatening in its manner, but I was terrified, nonetheless. I must say it took every ounce of courage for me to turn my head to the left in the direction it had gone when I came to a stop at the stop sign. I saw nothing there, and I floored it and got the hell out of there.

Nothing strange or unusual happened on the rest of the trip, although I was really scared. And nothing has happened in all the time since then. I wish I had known that there would be no consequences from seeing it and I could have saved myself a lot of anxiety. I would love to see it again, if I could know for sure that again there would be no consequences, and I could look at it from behind an army of people who probably believe me to be deluded or a liar.

Obviously, I have no idea what it is. Except to say that I know it is not human. I guess it could be an alien from space, or a creature from another dimension.

Seeing it had a big effect on me. I have never been in the least bit afraid outside in the night (I breed and raise horses, and I have spent many, many nights out in the barn by myself waiting for a mare to foal) but I was very nervous outside after that. I also began to dread going to that account. It was eons before I could go by that stop sign without feeling that fear.

I have had some unusual experiences in my life, but nothing like this. I do not know what to make of this experience, other than to acknowledge that there is much more to this world than we know. I come from a well-educated family of engineers and economists, and they would have preferred no family member of theirs have an experience like this, which puts on in a category of 'kooks'. Kate

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Shape-Shifting Jesus Described in Ancient Egyptian Text

A newly deciphered Egyptian text, dating back almost 1,200 years, tells part of the crucifixion story of Jesus with apocryphal plot twists, some of which have never been seen before.

Written in the Coptic language, the ancient text tells of Pontius Pilate, the judge who authorized Jesus' crucifixion, having dinner with Jesus before his crucifixion and offering to sacrifice his own son in the place of Jesus. It also explains why Judas used a kiss, specifically, to betray Jesus — because Jesus had the ability to change shape, according to the text — and it puts the day of the arrest of Jesus on Tuesday evening rather than Thursday evening, something that contravenes the Easter timeline.

The discovery of the text doesn't mean these events happened, but rather that some people living at the time appear to have believed in them, said Roelof van den Broek, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who published the translation in the book "Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem on the Life and the Passion of Christ"(Brill, 2013).

Copies of the text are found in two manuscripts, one in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City and the other at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. Most of the translation comes from the New York text, because the relevant text in the Pennsylvania manuscript is mostly illegible.

Pontius Pilate has dinner with Jesus

While apocryphal stories about Pilate are known from ancient times, van den Broek wrote in an email to LiveScience that he has never seen this one before, with Pilate offering to sacrifice his own son in the place of Jesus.

A researcher has deciphered a 1,200-year-old Coptic text that tells part of the Passion (the Easter story) with apocryphal plot twists, some of which have never been seen before. Here, a cross decoration from the text, of which there are two copies, the best preserved in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.

"Without further ado, Pilate prepared a table and he ate with Jesus on the fifth day of the week. And Jesus blessed Pilate and his whole house," reads part of the text in translation. Pilate later tells Jesus, "well then, behold, the night has come, rise and withdraw, and when the morning comes and they accuse me because of you, I shall give them the only son I have so that they can kill him in your place." [Who Was Jesus, the Man?]

In the text, Jesus comforts him, saying, "Oh Pilate, you have been deemed worthy of a great grace because you have shown a good disposition to me." Jesus also showed Pilate that he can escape if he chose to. "Pilate, then, looked at Jesus and, behold, he became incorporeal: He did not see him for a long time ..." the text read.

Pilate and his wife both have visions that night that show an eagle (representing Jesus) being killed.

In the Coptic and Ethiopian churches, Pilate is regarded as a saint, which explains the sympathetic portrayal in the text, van den Broek writes.

The reason for Judas using a kiss

In the canonical bible the apostle Judas betrays Jesus in exchange for money by using a kiss to identify him leading to Jesus' arrest. This apocryphal tale explains that the reason Judas used a kiss, specifically, is because Jesus had the ability to change shape.

"Then the Jews said to Judas: How shall we arrest him [Jesus], for he does not have a single shape but his appearance changes. Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat coloured, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man ..." This leads Judas to suggest using a kiss as a means to identify him. If Judas had given the arresters a description of Jesus he could have changed shape. By kissing Jesus Judas tells the people exactly who he is. [Religious Mysteries: 8 Alleged Relics of Jesus]

This understanding of Judas' kiss goes way back. "This explanation of Judas' kiss is first found in Origen [a theologian who lived A.D. 185-254]," van den Broek writes. In his work, Contra Celsum the ancient writerOrigen, stated that "to those who saw him [Jesus] he did not appear alike to all."

St. Cyril impersonation

The text is written in the name of St. Cyril of Jerusalem who lived during the fourth century. In the story Cyril tells the Easter story as part of a homily (a type of sermon). A number of texts in ancient times claim to be homilies by St. Cyril and they were probably not given by the saint in real life, van den Broek explained in his book.

Near the beginning of the text, Cyril, or the person writing in his name, claims that a book has been found in Jerusalem showing the writings of the apostles on the life and crucifixion of Jesus. "Listen to me, oh my honored children, and let me tell you something of what we found written in the house of Mary ..." reads part of the text.

Again, it's unlikely that such a book was found in real life. Van den Broek said that a claim like this would have been used by the writer "to enhance the credibility of the peculiar views and uncanonical facts he is about to present by ascribing them to an apostolic source," adding that examples of this plot device can be found "frequently" in Coptic literature.

Arrest on Tuesday

Van den Broek says that he is surprised that the writer of the text moved the date of Jesus' Last Supper, with the apostles, and arrest to Tuesday. In fact, in this text, Jesus' actual Last Supper appears to be with Pontius Pilate. In between his arrest and supper with Pilate, he is brought before Caiaphas and Herod.

In the canonical texts, the last supper and arrest of Jesus happens on Thursday evening and present-day Christians mark this event with Maundy Thursday services. It "remains remarkable that Pseudo-Cyril relates the story of Jesus' arrest on Tuesday evening as if the canonical story about his arrest on Thursday evening (which was commemorated each year in the services of Holy Week) did not exist!" writes van den Broek in the email.

A gift to a monastery ... and then to New York

About 1,200 years ago the New York text was in the library of the Monastery of St. Michael in the Egyptian desert near present-day al-Hamuli in the western part of the Faiyum. The text says, in translation, that it was a gift from "archpriest Father Paul," who, "has provided for this book by his own labors."

The monastery appears to have ceased operations around the early 10th century, and the text was rediscovered in the spring of 1910. In December 1911, it was purchased, along with other texts, by American financier J.P. Morgan. His collections would later be given to the public and are part of the present-day Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. The manuscript is currently displayed as part of the museum's exhibition "Treasures from the Vault" running through May 5.

Who believed it?

Van den Broek writes in the email that "in Egypt, the Bible had already become canonized in the fourth/fifth century, but apocryphal stories and books remained popular among the Egyptian Christians, especially among monks."

Whereas the people of the monastery would have believed the newly translated text, "in particular the more simple monks," he's not convinced that the writer of the text believed everything he was writing down, van den Broek said.

"I find it difficult to believe that he really did, but some details, for instance the meal with Jesus, he may have believed to have really happened," van den Broek writes. "The people of that time, even if they were well-educated, did not have a critical historical attitude. Miracles were quite possible, and why should an old story not be true?" - Live Science

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U.S. golfer swallowed by sinkhole on 14th hole

Suddenly being swallowed up by the earth on a golf course's fairway drove a wedge between Mark Mihal and a stellar round.

The 43-year-old mortgage broker was counting his blessings Tuesday and nursing a dislocated shoulder sustained four days earlier when he tumbled into an 5.5 metre deep sinkhole on the 14th hole of the Annbriar Golf Club near Waterloo, Ill., just southeast of St. Louis.

Friends managed to hoist Mihal to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But the experience gave him quite a fright, particularly following the much-publicized recent death of a man in Florida who died when his bedroom fell into a sinkhole. That man's body hasn't been found.

Mihal said it was a real downer on what had been a fine outing.

With winter finally nearing an end, "it was the first day to get to play in a long time," he said. "So I wasn't expecting too much."

Indentation on course

Golfing with buddies, Mihal was waiting to hit his third shot, some 100 yards from the pin on the par 5, when he noticed a bathtub-looking indentation about knee deep just behind him on the fairway. At just one over par for the round, the golfer with a 6 handicap was on a roll.

Mihal remarked about how awkward it would be to hit out of the odd depression, and then walked over to give it a closer look and took one step onto it.

"It didn't look unstable," he said. "And then I was gone. I was just freefalling. It felt like forever, but it was just a second or two, and I didn't know what I was going to hit. And all I saw was darkness."

His golfing buddies didn't see him vanish into the earth but noticed he wasn't visible, figuring he had tripped and fallen out of sight down a hill. But one of them heard Mihal's moans and went to investigate.

"He just thought it was some crazy magic trick or something," Mihal said.

Hardly.

Getting panicky and knowing his shoulder "was busted," Mihal assessed his dilemma in pitch darkness as he rested on a mound of mud, wondering if the ground would give way more and send him deeper into the pit that was 10-feet wide at the opening, then broadened out into the shape of a bell below the surface.

"I was looking around, clinging to the mud pile, trying to see if there was a way out," he said. "At that point, I started yelling, "I need a ladder and a rope, and you guys need to get me out of here.'"

Climbed ladder

A ladder that was hustled to the scene was too short, and Mihal's damaged shoulder crimped his ability to climb.

"At some point, I said, 'I need to get out of here. Now,"' Mihal recalled.

One of his golf partners, a real-estate agent, made his way into the hole, converted his sweater into a splint for Mihal and tied a rope around his friend, who was pulled to safety.

"I felt fortunate I didn't break both legs, or worse," Mihal said.

While disturbing, such sink-holes aren't uncommon in southwestern Illinois, where old underground mines frequently cause the earth to settle. In Mihal's case, the sinkhole's culprit was subsurface limestone that dissolves from acidic rainwater, snowmelt and carbon dioxide, eventually causing the ground to collapse, said Sam Panno, a senior geochemist with the Illinois State Geological Survey.

That region "is riddled with sinkholes," with as many as 15,000 recorded, Panno said.

The one Mihal survived has him debating whether returning to Annbriar is a long shot.

"It's a great course. I love the course," Mihal said, having played Annbriar a couple dozen times over the past decade. "But I would have a tough time probably walking down that hole again."

The 20-year-old course proclaims on its website that "each year new golfers are tested by our challenging 18 holes of golf."

There's no mention of its newest — and most challenging — hole. - CBC

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Telepathic UFO Encounter

Brooks, Oregon - 5/17/2009 - unedited: We normally go to Salem on Sunday morning. It was either the 17th or the 24th. We decided to return home which was not what we normally do, but had to get something from the house in Woodburn. We were heading North on I-5, and exited on the Brooks Exit #293. Pulled to the stop sigh and normally I just roll through while looking left. This time I just stopped and stared at the the (rough looking) double stacked plate disk with louvers on top and no landing gear. I told myself to get a good description of it, then by the time I had stared at it for less than a minute it cloaked. It looked just like a blink of an eye; only my eye did not blink. As it was cloaking I received a telepathic message that I saw nothing unusual, see the cows, and the irrigation equipment and the buildings in the background, the green grass; my attention was purposely redirected to other things instead of what I just saw. It was not until I was asked directly if I had ever seen a UFO, that I reviewed the scene and not only did I review the scene mentally. As I was recalling the event this evening (3/13/2013) I recalled that my first question (mentally to myself) was what is that?. The answer came immediately that "it" is a military craft and was not a science craft. It looked the part, kind of rusty and kind of "tired" looking like an old piece of equipment. It was hovering above some (Black Angus?) cattle that are normally in that field. The craft never moved, it just cloaked and told me to go home and keep this to yourself. I dont think I even mentioned it to Kathy; surely she must have noticed a delay as I sat and looked at this thing, but I dont recall if I actually spoke anything to her as I was being spoken to myself and as I think back on this there may have been a time slot missing. (45 seconds or so?) I did stare at it and there was a constant stream of thought going on as I describe above. I simply checked left and then turned right and continued toward Brooks (East); we went home and I dont think I even mentioned it to Kathy until this evening. I guess I am used to doing what Im told to do? wow. I do 3D CAD for a living, so I made a rough model of it and tried to shade it like it appeared to me from memory. Now I wish I had done this in 2009. I dont think Kathy can be regarded a witness. We never actually spoke about it. - MUFON CMS

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Contact Has Begun!: Messages From Our Star Family

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