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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Videos - Florida Bigfoot and Strange Noise Phenomenon

"Three Clips of Sasquatch" Myakka City Florida, Palmetto Grove

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Information from the source:
""Three clips of Sasquatch" Myakka City Florida, Palmetto Grove on 05/02/08 Demonstrates, Slow walk with palms held backward, 60% arms, stealth walk with toes pointed down ward, white palms, finger function, cupped hands, hair ridge down back, Hair goes from Black to brown in sun, BF rises w/o arms as Albert Ostman described."

NOTE: It's a very interesting video though there is a lot of conjecture from the narrator. Lon


Book Traces Chupacabras Myth To One Woman

According to Discovery News, the legend of the chupacabra -- literally "goat sucker" in Spanish -- can be traced back to one woman's viewing of the 1995 science-fiction film, "Species."

Discovery News attributes this finding to a scientific paranormal investigator, Benjamin Radford, whose book, "Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction and Folklore" (University of New Mexico Press), traces the myth of the supposedly vicious beast to moviegoer Madelyne Tolentino, of Canovanas, Puerto Rico.

Radford said Tolentino's description of the beast was shared on "The Cristina Show" -- which Radford describes as the "the Spanish language version of Oprah" -- in March 1996. He said the story then spread up through Central America, into Mexico and Texas and beyond.

Radford said Tolentino described the beast as being 4- to 5-feet-tall, with alien-like eyes, long claws and spikes down its back.

"She gave an incredibly detailed description that included everything from the monster's number of fingers to its genitalia," he told Discovery News. "A sketch based on this went on the Internet, where the story went viral."

According to Discovery News, Radford spend years investigating the chupacabra myth, traveling to Puerto Rico and the jungles of Nicaragua. Discovery News says Radford, who has a degree in psychology, doesn't believe Tolentino made up the story, but instead unconsciously incorporated elements of the "Species" monster.

In 2009, Blanco taxidermist Jerry Ayer states on of his former students found a dead animal in Rosenberg, Texas, located about 40 miles southwest of Houston. Ayer froze the carcass -- described then as gray with leathery skin and "unlike anything that is native to Texas" -- and said he had never seen anything like it, describing unusual features that are commonly associated with the mythical beast, including elongated, irregular front legs.

Critics said the creature that Ayer had was actually a breed of dog called the xoloitzcuintle, also known as a xolo.

"It's been around for about 3,000 years in Mexico," Rhett Rushing, a folklorist at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, stated in 2009.

Rushing said the xolo is a type of dog native to Mexico and Central America, and was considered a sacred dog in the Aztec culture. He said it bears similar resemblance to the gray, hairless animals that have been reported in South Texas and Mexico.

Others in the San Antonio area have also reported sightings of the chupacabra over the years, including two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies in 2008. A rancher in 2007 found a dead animal that was also thought to be a chupacabra. - ksat.com


Whole lotta shakin' goin' on in Florida

Investigators are trying to solve a bizarre mystery in Flagler County. A wave of people called 911 around 9:30am Friday to report the ground shaking in Flagler County. The calls all came from the Hammock area of Palm Coast.

However, people in the north Daytona area, as well as in Deltona and as far north as St. Augustine, said they felt it as well. Many people were worried that the shaking was an earthquake.

The Emergency Management Office was on the phone all day trying to figure out the cause of the shaking. Residents said that buildings were shaking, and even a dispatcher in the county felt it happen.

The 911 call was one of about a dozen calls that poured into Flagler County. An unexplained phenomenon, described as everything from a low rumble to a window shaking movement, rattled residents from St. Augustine to the Volusia County.

"The ground rumbled and the building rumbled. Definitely abnormal for here," a resident said.

"It definitely felt like an earthquake," one resident said. "Enough to make you look to the ocean and say, 'OK, what's next, tsunami?' Because you're going, 'Is it an earthquake or not?'"

The U.S. Geological Survey told Flagler County that sensors in Georgia and Orlando picked up no movement. The National Weather Service reported nothing odd, and the Navy and Coast Guard stated they had no information regarding on or offshore bombing exercises.

"We are checking with all the agencies that monitor those kinds of things and hopefully we'll come up with an answer, but right now, we're kind of perplexed," an official stated.

Everything, from a meteor burning up to a moon phase that allows ocean waves to hit hard enough to vibrate the shoreline, is being considered as a cause. - wftv.com

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Top Paranormal and Metaphysical Celebrities to Gather in Atlanta

PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 21, 2011 – ATLANTA, GA - Following two very successful annual events, Through The Veil; A Paranormal and Metaphysical Gathering is preparing its return for June 10th-12th, 2011.

500 paranormal and metaphysical enthusiasts will gather for a unique three-day conference at the Hilton in downtown Atlanta to participate in the 3rd Annual Through the Veil Conference.

Our speakers include renowned psychics and paranormal investigators as seen on A&E, The Travel Channel and TruTV as well as prominent metaphysical educators and practitioners. There will also be 45+ Vendors exhibiting over the weekend representing popular businesses and individuals in the paranormal and metaphysical fields. This is the only event of its kind in the world, and it is attracting a great amount of attention both nationally and internationally.

“The interest in both the paranormal and metaphysical arenas has become so profound! Couple that with the amazing increase in people seeking deep spiritual answers and the idea for this event was formed. Our intent is to provide an affordable experience that allows attendees the opportunity for education, enlightenment and empowerment,” says Michelle Griffin, Director of Through The Veil Productions LLC.

Speakers include James Redfield, author of the Celestine Prophecy series, Chip Coffey of A&E’s Paranormal State and Psychic Kids; Children of the Paranormal, Panache Desai, Contemporary Spiritual Master and Visionary, Mary Occhino of SyFy’s Mary Knows, TruTv’s John J Oliver, Chris Fleming from A&E’s Psychic Kids and Biography Channel’s Dead Famous and so many more. Through The Veil will also hold an auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the ASPCA.

Friday nights live entertainment features Departure: A Journey Tribute Band and, Saturday night includes a Past Life Costume Party; Come as You Were and karaoke!

Tickets are on sale now at www.throughtheveil.org and are only $125.00 for the 3-day event. Opportunities are also available to attend a Gallery Reading’s and investigations with our speakers!


Did NASA Pick Up Distress Signal From Doomed Planet?

ufobriefcase - Recently the UK Ministry of Defence released to the National Archives the 7th batch of UFO Files.

Interestingly, One of those files features an article Published in the Weekly World News, (September 15, 1998 Vol 19 No. 51) with story about how NASA detected and decoded a mathematics based distress Signal from a doomed Planet outside our own Galaxy.

The signal was detected in January of 1998 however took many months to decode the message.

For your convenience the article has been transcribed:

NASA experts claim to have intercepted an intergalactic distress call from an alien civilization that had already peaked and was actually dying when saber-tooth tigers still roamed the earth!

The 80,000-year-old SOS was received and tape recorded in late January (1998).

But only in recent weeks have radio astronomers and lanuage experts found the key to the complex mathematics-based language that enabled them to translate the frantic plea for help.

The world press has been suspiciously silent about the startling message, though lengthy scientific reports are scheduled for publication in two professional journals, Radio Astronomy and Universe.

According to a highly placed NASA source in houston, noted Russian space scientist Victor Yulakow is leading a United Nations research team from a state-operated observatory 50 miles northwest of Moscow.

Dr. Kulakov told Universe that the signal emanated from a point beyond the galaxy nearest to our own – Andromeda – and was sent by beings that had apparently achieved a civilization no more advanced than our own here on Earth.

“The simple fact that we received and decoded the message proves beyond any doubt that their knowledge and technology were, at the very best, within our reach.” Dr Kulakov explained.

“And while there are years of study ahead of us, I can say with certainty that the death of their civilization was not the result of some cosmic catastrophe. It was the result of the civilization turning on itself, possibly with devastating nuclear weaponry.”

Dr Kulakov flatly refused to provide either of the magazines with a transcript of the message, but he did say it began with the plea, “Help us,” and went on to give data pinpointing the exact position of the doomed planet.

There was a quite lucid account of apocalyptic devastation, hellish explosions, widespread death and terminal illnesses,” he said.

“A Shower of meteors? Perhaps. But what stikes me, and this is just a feeling, is an underlying acceptance of guilt. It’s as if the senders of the message are acknowledging blame for what happened.”

Whatever it was, they apparently had no means to evacuate the remaining population. Interplanetary space travel was available to them, but only on a very limited level. The message makes it very clear that they were trapped on their world,” said Dr. Kulakov.