; Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Mothman Reported in Japan, Dragonologist Needed and Puma Near M5 Devon

Witness Claims Mothman Sighting in Japan Prior to Earthquake

ufoclearinghouse - I’m not sure if this is the appropriate time to come forward with this story seeing that the recent events in Japan are still fresh in every ones memory. I have been a follower of your website from pretty much the start; I have read your reports and have heard you online before. Naturally your site was the one I thought of first when this incident happened and I decided to write in and tell you what happened that night in early February.

I was in Japan on business and had emailed a lifelong friend who was living in Japan and teaching English at a local school. He had insisted on my staying with him for the duration of my stay, saying it would help save me money and make my expense report look better when I turned it in. My friend (I will call him Tim for the sake of his reputation and career) was a lifelong bachelor and had a fairly large apartment all to himself and his cat. After several days of day long meetings and group seminars, we had decided to go out to get a bite to eat and take in the town. After a fairly large meal and hopping from one night spot to another we decided to go toward the ocean and check out the moonlight reflecting off the waves. My friend stated that he wanted to check on a biology station that some of his graduate students had set up near a large power plant.

As we approached the plant from the west, we walked along some paths and came to a simple metal box bolted into the ground, from this box there were a myriad of weather vanes, and other meteorological devices. My friend stated the schools science class students had a theory that just like the water being used and discharged by the power plant was warmed by the production of electricity; the air around the plant was also being warmed and thus affecting weather and tidal patterns in the surrounding eco-system. It all sounded too complex and in my slightly tipsy and tired state was only able to grasp the bare bones of the complex theory he laid out.

He finished up and changed the subject to something more jovial when all of a sudden we heard a loud and distinct “WHOOSH” at first my mind thought it might be the sound of the distant waves crashing ashore when we heard it again, followed by a ear pitching screech that shook me down to the bone and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. We looked around for the cause of the noise, when we heard the sound again. The best way I can describe it is a city buses brakes when they are in need of service, Loud and ear splitting. We both continued to look around when my friend’s attention was drawn toward the plant by another nearby couple. A younger couple, out for a walk were staring toward the plant, arms outstretched and the obvious fear in their voice showing itself.

I looked toward the plant, and against the lights of the plant I thought I saw a figure silhouetted against the moonlit sky. The figure was large and black, from the distance I was at it looked to be sitting on top of one of the squared shape buildings. It sat there for about 5 seconds then it unfurled a large set of what I could only describe as large, black wings. The only reference I can compare them too are from the old John Travolta movie “Michael” where the main character unfurls his wings and spreads them out to their full length. To say that this creature was large was an understatement.

The creature then took flight and circled the plant at least 4-5 times, some circuits he took at a fast pace, some he seemed to slow down, all the while he kept his attention on the row of square shaped buildings that I later found out housed the reactors. The creature then came toward us, flying at least 25-30 feet off the ground. The younger couple who had noticed the creature first were now screaming and cowering, the man shielding the woman while shielding his head with a jacket. My friend and I looked in awe as this creature flew over us. That’s when I noticed the two large red eyes; they seemed to glow from within and with a blood red hue. They were unblinking in the 3-4 seconds we saw them, we knew they were looking straight at us, we knew this creature knew we could see it and it made no attempt to disguise itself. The sick, intense and overwhelming feeling of dread came over us. A feeling that we shouldn’t be there was to say the least, overwhelming.

As quickly as it came, it flew away, back toward the town, eventually melting into the black night sky and as it flew away from us a loud whoosh was heard again and then...silence. This lasted a second or two before I heard the sound of a shutter and turned to see my friend trying to take pictures with his cell phone, but all he got was dark, night time sky. We went straight home and my friend bolted the door and drew all the blinds, he was shaking and saying that he could not believe what he saw, could it have been a large, unknown species of bird? He kept mumbling to himself until I was able to calm him down and get him to relax and talk about what we had seen. Eventually we both agreed that it must have been some sort of large bird, or maybe an optical illusion caused by the lights given off by the plant on a regular, known species of bird.

We talked about it late into the night, till we both fell asleep on the couches and awoke the next morning to stiff necks and backs. My friend and I spent the last two days out and about and enjoying each other’s company, till he drove me to the airport and we bid each other farewell and I came home.

We spoke about it only once more in an email about a week before he was due to come to the U.S. for his sister’s wedding. When I brought it up at the wedding rehearsal dinner, he was convinced that it had been an optical illusion. That was until the day before the wedding when he woke me out of a deep sleep with a frantic phone call telling me to turn on the TV. There came the images of the devastation of the Japanese earthquake and the near total destruction of the city of the town of Okuma, where my friend was living and working. The day of the wedding the news came of the explosions at the local nuclear power plant and as CNN broadcast the report, we were both a gasp as the same power plant where we had seen the strange bird-like object was not being shown on the television set. The Fukushima Daiich was the exact same plant we had seen the strange bird like creature circling. Was it pure coincidence or was it the mythical Moth-Man doing his strange work of predicting disasters? I may never know and may go to the grave wondering that, but one thing is certain for sure, I don’t think that neither of us is going to forget this event, no matter how long we live.

Thank you for listening to my story, I hope to hear your thoughts and feedback and am more than willing to answer whatever questions you may have. I give you permission to share this story with your readers on the website.

Thank you so much for your time

Marcus Pules

Thanks to Jeff Gonzales for the heads up!



CFZ - On Saturday the 12th of March 2011 I was travelling up to Bristol to spend the weekend with a friend. I was on a National Express coach heading north up the M5. The time was 1.13 pm. I looked to my left at some fields between West Clyst and the M5. Standing in a field approximately 800 feet from me was a big cat. It was the size of a full grown German Shepherd dog. Its tail was almost as long as its body and was curled towards the end. The head was rounded with small ears. The fur was very dark brown, like dark chocolate and seemed sleek and almost shiny. The animal did not move and appeared to be watching something although I could see no other people or animals in the field.

The animal seemed to be a very dark furred puma. The closest in colour I have been able to find on the net was this photo.

The animal was only in view for about 8 seconds. During that time it stood still without moving in a semi crouched stance. Oddly the sighting did not seem fantastical but almost mundane.


Dragonologist needed to cast spell over tourists at Warwick Castle

birminghammail - WANTED! A Merlin-type wizard to cast a spell over tourists, protect a castle and watch over a fire-breathing dragon.

Benefits include a competitive wage, sword, pointy hat, passes to some of the UK’s best attractions – and a pension.

The wizards at Warwick Castle are looking for a ‘resident dragonologist’ to train all their staff in magic when their new Merlin inspired ‘Dragon Tower’ is launched at Easter.

According to the online advert, the ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of dragon myth, legend and be a dab hand at summoning up beasts, powers and riddles.

The high flyer must have at least five years’ experience in mythology and folklore, preferably in the realm of sorcery and dragons.


Skulls found during Utah drug raid

wcsh6 - Utah police involved in a drug investigation came across human skulls and animal bones allegedly used as part of a religious shrine.

Now investigators and attorneys are trying to decide if the animal carcasses and remains constitute religious freedom or if it is against the law.

The Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force served a warrant Sunday to search in Clearfield as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation.

While there, narcotics detectives discovered at least two human skulls and several hundred pounds of animal bones and flesh in a shed in back.

The animals included sheep, goats, lambs and the skulls of several rams according to Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.

Roberto Casillas-Corrales, 53, was arrested and booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of abuse or desecration of a human body.

He reportedly told police he bought the human skulls from people who took them from grave sites in Cuba.

He told investigators the skulls and animal parts were used for religious purposes.

Neighbors describe Casillas-Corrales as somebody who invites people in for celebrations and aids those in need.

"We've had nothing but adoration and praise for them," John Watkins said of the family.

Next-door neighbor Vince Hall, a disabled veteran, says Casillas-Corrales would help him from time to time.

Still, he heard and saw through the fence what he describes as "oddities."

"There was chanting going on and what seemed to me like sticks or bones being cast upon the floor," Hall said.

Hall also described a ritual he witnessed, in which dead chickens would be hanging from the corners of the home, and Casillas-Corrales and others would spew alcohol at them.

Police believe Casillas-Corrales purchased the animals locally and sacrificed them in the shed.

Stenquist described the shed as a mess of animal flesh, bones and foul stench.

Casillas-Corrales was booked into jail because of the human skulls, according to police.

Whether he will be charged in connection with the dead animals is still being investigated.

He told investigators he was a Santeros, or a priest.

Santeros are commonly associated with Santeria, a religion originally from Africa, but today is sometimes combined with Catholicism, and in some cases Old World practices such as animal sacrifices.

"We are being careful about his religious rights," Stenquist said. "We've asked for assistance from the Davis County Attorney's Office, the state medical examiner and ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) to determine if it's a practice they're aware of."

News of the skulls unnerved Watkins.

"This is not a graveyard," the neighbor said. "I don't see that's much respect or shows sacredness of how you feel about another human being."

Stenquist says the medical examiner will do what can be done to identify the skulls or their origin.

Federal ICE agents are aiding in the investigation since Casillas-Corrales is not a U.S. citizen, Stenquist said.

Detectives were also trying to determine Monday how many people lived at the house, how many were just visiting and how many others may have assisted in the religious ceremony.

Police say no drugs were found in the residence.


Unknown Object Crashes Outside Hanover, PA

MUFON CMS - 3/1/2011: An associate and I were sitting in front of my house in a suburban area of Hanover, Pa. As we talked, we both witnessed what appeared to be a flaming piece of debris fall from the sky to some fields just outside of Hanover. She claims it was a greenish color, while I saw it as being a yellow. We didn't see its exact landing site, but we were curious as to what it was. We could see a slight smoke trail left behind by it for a few minutes after, but we couldn't quite make out exactly where it landed. We never found an impact site, nor did we even hear it land, but for about an hour afterwards, we saw several planes and helicopters apparently circling the area it landed at. We put off reporting it for a week or so, to see if anything was in the news, but nothing was said. We haven't found anyone else who reported seeing it, nor have we been contacted by any news stations we asked.

NOTE: this is my hometown...Lon