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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Military Escorts Triangular Craft, Vampire Captured and Snake Venom 'High'

Triangular craft with military escort

MUFON CMS - New Hope, PA - Summer 2008 - unedited: I lived in New Hope, PA during the summer of 2008. I frequently look up when I'm outside at night because you just never know what you might see. I had gone outside my house to smoke a cigarette and just sit and stare up at the sky. Then, I heard the distant sound of approaching military jets. This was not unusual because we're not too far from the Willow Grove Naval Air Station. Well, I looked up and saw the two fighter jets, possibly F-117's but that was not what caught my attention. Between the two military jets and a little above them, there was a triangular craft just like a lot of the sketches I see reports of people seeing. Actually, it looked almost exactly like the triangular craft from the famous blurry photograph taken over Belgium in the 1980's I believe. What struck me was that I could hear the distinct sound of the two jets which sounded like they were coasting into the Willow Grove Naval Air Station. I heard no other sounds. I assumed it was a military craft because it was being escorted by the jets making every movement with them.

Also, I could tell the triangular craft had lights at the corners and one round one right in the center of the bottom. The thing was, the lights weren't shining. They did look like they were on but it was like they were shifted a bit out of our spectrum. I had a very clear view of the craft but it seemed to be "grayed out" or something. The lights seemed on but they weren't shining like a regular light source. I was a little excited at the time I didn't think much of it because I just figured it was a military black project. But, now I'm seeing more and more things about people seeing this thinking it's from outer space. I believe it to be a military aircraft and completely terrestrial. I wanted to report my sighting to you to give you another point of view from someone who has also seen this object. It came to mind tonight while I watched a program on TV about the UFO flap in the summer of 2008. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures because for one, it was in the middle of the night and I didn't have a good camera at the time. I carry my camera with me at all times now.


St.Petersburg subway 'vampire' captured

dailymail - A 'vampire' who stabbed women in the back of the neck on underground trains before telling his terrified victims to 'be careful' has been arrested in Russia. The women, aged between 16 and 28, were targeted in Russia's second city St Petersburg and were stabbed with a sharp object which drew blood.

Unconfirmed reports said that with some of his 15 victims the man licked their blood before disappearing into the crowds. All the women have since undergone HIV tests.

The 'vampire' was caught by police after victims shared details of their attacks on the internet. Some had more pronounced wounds than others, suggesting the attacker may have used needles or pins - and in some cases sharpened knitting needles.

Police said they have arrested a 28-year-old man from Lviv, in the Ukraine, and that he has confessed to the attacks. He has not been identified. A spokesman said: 'We are trying to understand his motive.'


Business hotel for the dead

yomiuri - LiSS Center Shin-Kiba attracted media attention soon after it opened in December in Koto Ward, Tokyo, because of its unique status as a "business hotel for the dead."

The Shin-Kiba area where the facility stands is mostly occupied by factories, timber storage pools and lumber companies.

The facility keeps bodies of the deceased until families decide on the funeral arrangements. One night's "stay" costs 7,350 yen. It has a refrigerated morgue, which can hold up to 37 "guests," and a tatami mat room where bereaved relatives can stay overnight to reminisce about the person they have lost.

"It's my hope that family members can take the time they need here to discuss what kind of funeral would be suitable," said Nyokai Matsushima, 73, owner of the facility.

Currently, about 80 percent of people die in hospitals. After someone has died, family members have to decide which funeral company they will use, and this is usually done very hastily.

For a long time Matsushima had reservations about this way of doing things.

As soon as the facility opened, a family from Tokyo made a reservation for a 10-night stay, according to Matsushima.

Matsushima is actually a failed monk. He started his monastic training when he was 20, at a temple in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, but dropped out after three years as he "couldn't attain enlightenment," he said.

Having worked at more than 10 different jobs, including a real estate office, Matsushima opened a cemetery in Tokyo at the age of 49, and began to offer new, innovative styles of funeral.

These include graves that are permanently looked after for those who have no one left behind to tend to them; graves which can be "visited" online; and a system that allows clients to arrange their funerals while they are still alive.

"As soon as I hit on an idea for a funeral-related service that answers a current need, I spring into action," Matsushima said. "Of course, I've had more than my fair share of failures in the past." That said, his ideas just seem to keep on coming.


Getting high on snake venom

mindhacks - The addiction journal Substance Abuse has two cases of people using snakebites to get high.

To be clear, this isn’t the mix of beer and cider, a drink also known as snakebite, but an actual venomous bite from a serpent.

Here’s the first case – and yes, alternative reality fans – he really is named ‘Mr PKD‘ in the report:

Mr. PKD, a 52-year-old married male with a history of substance use for past 34 years started taking alcohol at the age of 18 and over the years he added cannabis, benzodiazepines, and opioids over different periods of time and in varying combinations to produce the desired effects…

Two months before contacting our center, the patient learned of the intoxicating effects of snake venom through some of his friends and, as reasoned by the patient, he decided to try it in order “to experience the kick the other substances now lacked.”

With the help of the nomadic snake charmers common in India, the patient subjected himself twice to the snake bite over his left forearm over a period of 15 days. There was no local tissue injury at the site of the bite apart from the bite marks.

The patient described a feeling of dizziness and blurred vision followed by a heightened arousal and sense of well-being lasting a few hours; a more intense state of arousal than he would experience with pentazocine injections. The patient was not able to identify the snakes used but was apprehensive about the risks involved in the process.

The other case involves a man who “subjected himself to being bitten once on his left foot by a small Indian cobra (Naja naja). The patient described the experience as a blackout associated with a sense of well-being, lethargy, and sleepiness”.

Anyone even slightly tempted by this description should check out the off-putting illustrations on the Wikipedia page on snakebites. Slightly less trippy I’m sure you’ll agree.


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