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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Pleiadian Contact, Psychic Photography and Air Force UFO Directive Revealed

'I was contacted by the Pleiadians'

MUFON CMS - Ohio - March 16,2006: I WAS IN MY ROOM, THERE WAS AN ELECTRICAL STORM OUTSIDE, OUT OF NOWHERE THIS INTENSE ENERGY PERMEATED MY ROOM, I was standing at the time watching television,I heard and felt this low humming sound, I was literally knocked on my ass, everything in my room was alive with light and overwhelming energy,suddenly the television screen changed, there I was me on t.v. then words started forming, You are a dragon, monkey! Again out of nowhere like watching a movie superimposed over my own reality I was literally shown the creation of life on our planet, a fish crawling out of the water and all the offshoots of the species, the tree of life.I have never felt such fear in my life! I can only explain this next scenario as thought transference. Words started coming in my brain, like a computer being downloaded with information,they said to me, do not fear little one, You are God, we live in you as you! For the next 3 weeks I was in lucid state of awareness, being shown the secrets of the cosmos. After that my battle for life had begun. I have lost all my hair and have scars like burns all over my body. They conveyed to me that they are testing something on me they called nanomolecular technology. They are here waking us up one by one! The collective event December 21, 2012. when all knowledge of the tree of life will be revealed. What is really crazy is that I was raised Catholic, you have no idea of how difficult this was and is for me, this went against everything I was taught. I suffer silently. Who will help me? I know there is something inside of me. I feel like molten metal, I can literally see the light inside of me, I was imbued with the power of a vemana! I have so much information, please help me, I am on the edge. I am willing to undergo any testing so the truth can be told. I have seen amazing things, so much more than I can state here. Please help me,so I can help others with this new paradigm. I am on the edge. please, please, help me! A child of the light. Ninette Testa


Book bound in human skin goes on display

BBC - When Devon murderer George Cudmore was sentenced to hang at the Lent Assizes in 1830, he knew that part of his sentence was that his dead body would be taken to an Exeter hospital to be dissected.

What he probably was not aware of was that a chunk of his skin would eventually be flayed, tanned and used to cover an 1852 copy of The Poetical Works of John Milton.

The book is now housed at the Westcountry Studies Library in Exeter.

It will go on show to the public for the first time on 26 February as part of Devon's annual Local History Day.

An inscription in the front of the book states whose skin it is and his crime.

Cudmore, a ratcatcher from Roborough, was convicted of killing his wife Grace by poisoning.

He was hanged at the Devon County Gaol - on the site of the current Exeter Prison - on 25 March 1830.

"We don't really know why the skin was retained or, indeed, where," said Tony Rouse, senior assistant librarian.

"It must have been kept somewhere until 1853 when it was used to cover the book."
Inscription in front of book bound in skin The book is inscribed with information on whose skin it is made from

While binding books in human skin is not common, it is not unusual, says Mr Rouse.

The practice is known as anthropodermic bibliopegy and seems to have been most popular during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Many of the first books covered in human skin were medical books - the skins were primarily from amputated body parts and unclaimed corpses.

Occasionally, as in the case of Cudmore, the skin of executed prisoners was used.

"It sounds grim but if I gave you the book to hold and didn't tell you what it was covered in you would never know, it just looks like normal leather," said Mr Rouse.

And although no-one knows for sure who covered the book there are some theories it was Exeter bookseller W Clifford, as his bookseller's ticket was discovered in the front of the book.

The bookplate in the front of the volume shows it was once part of a Mr Ralph Sanders' library, which was probably donated to the Exeter City Library, eventually ending up in the Westcountry Studies Library.

This year's local history event has a crime and punishment theme and as well as the book, the Exeter witchcraft trials and executions and the sites of the gallows in the county are up for discussion.

"I would really encourage people to come and have a look," said Mr Rouse.

"It's not been on display before and it's really not as gruesome as it sounds, although it is certainly one of the more unusual items we have here."


This ghostly glimpse of a "Double Decker Bus" is among the images captured on Polaroid film by Ted Serios using his psychic powers.
Thoughtographs: Psychic Projections/Photographic Impressions

explorehoward - An unusual photography exhibit at UMBC's Kuhn Library Gallery prompts you to wonder whether reality is more than a simple black-and-white affair.

"Psychic Projections/Photographic Impressions" concerns a scientific study conducted during the 1960s. A Chicago bellhop, Ted Serios (1918-2006), claimed he was able to use psychic energy in order to directly place his mental images onto Polaroid film. A Denver psychiatrist, Dr. Jule Eisenbud (1908-1999) undertook experiments to test that claim.

Studying several hundred photographs that he called "Thoughtographs," Eisenbud became convinced that Serios truly had paranormal powers. Although the UMBC exhibit strenuously remains neutral in this matter, the exhibited photos sure do make you wonder what produced them.

Much of the exhibit is devoted to documenting how these photos were taken. Serios typically would sit in a room, rest the camera on his knee, and then take a sequence of photos of his face.

Many of the resulting photos apparently just show the facial and room details you would expect, and many others simply printed as either a blurry all-over white or a blurry all-over black.

Although the exhibition texts could do more to explain the nature of these so-called "whitie" and "blackie" images, these non-images are not really where the paranormal aspect kicks in.

What's exhibited at UMBC are mostly dim and indistinct pictures in which isolated objects can be seen amidst the murky backgrounds.

Some of these images have such a ghostly quality that it's not exactly clear what you're seeing, but others are sharply defined. They amount to dark-edged, solitary portraits of the Chicago Water Tower, Big Ben in London, a double decker bus, a windmill, a castle, a station wagon and more.

Serios said that he did not see these images in his mind before actualizing them on film. Instead, he would concentrate, point the camera toward himself, snap photos, and then somehow produce images of objects that in most cases existed hundreds of miles away.

Quite a few of these images depict the objects from the high angle one would expect if one somehow were floating through the air in a kind of dream state. There's a picture of the Denver Hilton, for instance, that shows the hotel from just such an elevated perspective.

Skeptics obviously wondered whether the camera-wielding Serios deployed some sort of trickery. Besides allowing Serios to take his own pictures, Eisenbud and his colleagues often held the camera themselves. They would stand at least a few feet from Serios and only then take photos of him. Sure enough, ghostly images still popped up.

There was an, er, spirited debate within the scientific community as to what in the world (or in the other world) was going on here. Magazines and TV news programs of the era also gave coverage to this dispute.

Serios produced the last such photo in 1967. Appropriately enough, that final shot depicts what look like living room curtains. His further attempts to mentally cast images reportedly only resulted in all-black or all-white results. It was curtains for Serios.

You'll walk through this exhibit with plenty of questions and no definitive answers. The question that I pondered more than any other relates to the fact that the hard-drinking Serios often drank as much as four or five quarts of Budweiser during the prolonged photographic sessions. Why don't any of the exhibited photos depict a brewery?

NOTE: this is a local exhibit though it may be presented in the future at a location near you. Very interesting subject....Lon


Air Force revision of UFO regulations revealed

paranormaloldpueblo - On February 27, 1960, United Press International (UPI) reported on the revision of Air Force regulations related to UFOs.

Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, quoted in the article below, was the first director of the CIA. He also served on the board of governors of the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) from about 1957 until 1962.

Pamphlet by the Inspector General Called Objects a ‘Serious Business’

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) An Air Force spokesman confirmed issuance of the directive after portions of it were made public by a private “flying saucer” group. The new regulations were issued by the Air Force inspector general Dec. 24.

The regulations, revising similar ones issued in the past, outlined procedures and said that “investigations and analysis of UFO’s are directly related to the Air Force’s responsibility for the defense of the United States.”

Committee Reveals Document

Existence of the document was revealed by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena.

The privately financed committee accused the Air Force of deception in publicly describing reports of unidentified flying objects as delusions and hoaxes while sending the private admonition to its commands.

Vice Admiral R. H. Hillenkoetter (Ret.), a committee board member and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said in a statement that a copy of the inspector general’s warning had been sent to the Senate Science and Astronautics Committee.

“It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings,” he said.”

The Air Force confirmed that the document had been issued. A spokesman said it was put out by Maj. Gen. Richard E. O’Keefe, acting inspector general at the time, to call attention to revised Air Force regulations concerning unidentified flying objects.

The statement was included in an “operations and training” pamphlet circulated at intervals to bring commands up to date.

Pentagon aides said the new regulations covering seven printed pages, made no substantive change in policy but had been rewritten as a matter of course.

The Air Force has investigated 6,132 reports of flying objects since 1947, including 183 in the last six months of 1959. The latest Air Force statement, issued a month ago said, “no physical or material evidence, not even a minute fragment of a so-called flying saucer, has ever been found.”

Admiral Hillenkoetter said that “behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFO’s.”

“But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense,” the retired admiral said. He charged that “to hide the facts, the Air Force has silenced its personnel” through the issuance of a regulation.


Notorious Quebec cult leader Roch Thériault killed in jail

montrealgazette - The RCMP has arrested a 59-year-old inmate after the death on Saturday of notorious cult leader Roch (Moses) Thériault.

Thériault, who ruled a commune in Quebec and Ontario in the 1970s and '80s with as many as 12 wives and two dozen children, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday morning after an apparent assault.

There was evidence he was attacked in his cell at the Dorchester, N.B. detention facility, Correctional Service of Canada spokesperson Etienne Chiasson said. The service and the RCMP are conducting an investigation, Chiasson said. Thériault was found dead at 9:10 a.m.

Thériault, 63, was sentenced to life in prison in 1993 after he was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of his wife, Solange Boislard. Thériault killed Boislard while trying to disembowel her with a kitchen knife during a cult ritual.

He had been a resident at the Dorchester prison, a medium-security facility, since 2000, Chiasson said. Although some of the 456 inmates there do share prison cells, Chiasson would not say if Thériault was sharing a cell at the time of his death.

NOTE: an interesting post on Theriault's prison life - Cult Killer Roch Theriault's Artwork For Sale...Lon