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Monday, May 14, 2012

Just the Facts?: Hypnotize Bigfoot Witnesses? -- Radioactive Man Stopped By Police -- London, Wapping UFO


Is It Time To Revisit Hypnotizing Bigfoot Witnesses?

Is the above the right first question to ask? Should we start there before speculating further in so many avenues? Has hominology truly realized the fluid nature of what we are dealing with, as has been explored in a parallel field, ufology?

Back in 2006, I discussed “The Evolution of Cryptozoology Drawings.” I found that initial eyewitnesses’ attempts to capture what they saw did change through the artwork created by later illustrators, some with their own agendas, and sometimes through the retellings of the witnesses. I spoke on this issue at the original Texas Bigfoot group’s early 2005 conference and at the Bates College’s cryptozoology symposium held in October 2005 in Lewiston, Maine. Continue reading at Cryptomundo.com - Loren Coleman - Is It Time To Revisit Hypnotizing Bigfoot Witnesses?

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UFO over London, Wapping 11/05/2012

I was walking in Wapping, London by the river Thames, where I saw this object strangely blinking in the sky. I pulled my camera out and start filming. I also saw one lady enjoying nice river view, and when I stopped filming she was not there any more.

Before I start filming this object was around 500 metres from me, and there were birds flying near by as well. I thought this object was around 1-2 metre in diameter.

You can view my video at [Youtube Channel name redacted/cms/tg] youtube channel. - MUFON CMS

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Orangutan forced to chew off own hand to escape from snare recovering

An orphaned orangutan who was forced to gnaw off its own hand to escape from a snare is now recovering after life-saving surgery. Pelangsi lived off nothing but rainwater for 10 days before chewing off his own hand in a desperate bid to escape. Thankfully the orphan was eventually rescued by the team at International Animal Rescue in Indonesia.

Pelangsi now could be released back into the wild in just a few months after a five-hour operation to amputate his damaged hand and arm. Karmele Llano Sanchez, Veterinary Director at International Animal Rescue Indonesia, said Pelangsi was looking alert and eating. "Pelangsi was clearly young and fit before getting trapped in the snare," he said.

"While it is a tragedy that he has lost his limb this is far better than him losing his life through septicaemia. There is no reason why he shouldn't return to the wild and fend for himself again. He's a wild orangutan so finds it quite stressful to be in captivity, he tries to hide under the foliage in his cage whenever we approach him with darts and the blowpipe to sedate him." Alan Knight, the charity's chief executive, said Pelangsi's story reflected the plight of many orang-utans in Borneo.

"He was driven from the forest when it was destroyed to make room for a palm oil plantation," he said. "He was forced into an area where wildlife and humans are competing for space and food. Unfortunately we came too late to save his damaged hand but we certainly saved his life." The team are now looking for a potential release site for Pelangsi so he can be released into a safe area of forest which is free from man-made threats. - telegraph

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Radioactive man pulled over by state police

Mike Apatow was minding his own business Wednesday, driving to an appointment for work in Washington Depot when a state police car appeared suddenly and signaled for the Milford resident to pull over.

Apatow, 42, was entering Interstate 84 in Newtown when the cruiser appeared, and he had no idea what he'd done to merit police attention. It turns out he didn't do anything.

But earlier that day, Apatow, who'd experienced a recent spike in his blood pressure, had a nuclear stress test at Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County in Trumbull. In the test, a small amount of a radioactive material is injected into the veins and used to help track blood flow to the heart.

Though the amount of radioactive material used in the test is relatively low -- equal to a few X-rays or a diagnostic CT scan -- it was enough to set off a radioactivity detector in the state police car. The detectors are used to help identify potential terror threats.

"I asked the officer `What seems to be the problem?' " Apatow said. "He said `You've been flagged as a radioactive car.' "

Apatow's doctor had given him a document attesting that he'd had a medical procedure involving a small amount of radioactive material that he handed to the officer. A Stratford firefighter, Apatow was more curious than annoyed by the incident.

"I had no idea the police even had devices like that," he said. "I imagined it being like a cartoon -- like I'm driving down the street and my car was glowing."

State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance confirmed that many of the state police cars have the radioactivity detectors. "It's part of our homeland security operations here," Vance said. "It's just another layer of public safety that we have in this state."

Though the goal of the detectors is to alert police to motorists who might be carrying hazardous materials, cases like Apatow's happen from time to time.

"They're very sensitive," Vance said of the detectors.

Apatow had the stress test after feeling ill while working at the Fire Department. He took his blood pressure and found it was 180 over 110 -- much higher than the 120 over 70 reading he usually gets. He attributed the spike to a variety of potential factors, including a lack of sleep. On Thursday, after visiting his doctors again, he was cleared for duty.

Dr. Gilead Lancaster, president of the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Cardiologists, said Apatow's experience with the stress test isn't as rare as some might think. Lancaster, also director of non-invasive cardiology at Bridgeport Hospital, said a colleague knew of an incident in which a patient was traveling by plane the day after a stress test and set off alarms in the airport. "It's definitely known that this happens, and we do let patients know that there is a chance that they could be picked up," he said.

He said patients are also often told to avoid close contact with family immediately following the stress test.

Apatow said his doctors told him not to go within 10 feet of his infant son within 24 hours of the test. Despite this, Lancaster said the amount of radioactive material used in the stress is unlikely to be harmful to the patient. "Any amount of radiation is harmful, but nobody has yet shown that this level of radiation has been of significant harm, especially to adults," he said.
Dr. Lawrence Schek, chief medical officer and chairman of cardiology at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, said facilities that perform these tests have to be certified and are meticulous about safety.

"There's very strict criteria in place," he said. - ctpost

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Man Stuck Inside Another Man’s Wife

A Kenyan man was recently caught with his manhood stucked inside another man’s wife.

Apparently, the two having been having regular affairs for a while.

The woman’s husband who got to know about the ongoing affair used black magic (charms) on her in order to exposure their evil act.

The woman’s husband had suspected she was cheating on him, so he visited a witchdoctor who applied black magic on the wife, causing the cheating man to get stuck inside her during the act.

On a fateful day which will mark the beginning of their shame, the two got stucked into each other for several hours.

The police could not rescue the man from the black magic, and the husband in blue jeans and white T-Shirt refused to be persuaded.

A large crowd swelled outside to witness the drama, as police ran out of options on how to help the two. The cheating man finally agreed to pay the husband Sh20,000 in compensation. Then a local pastor was called in to pray and the two were finally separated. - ukzambians

NOTE: YouTube pulled the video...but it was hilarious. I did manage a screen cap but I know better than to post. Lon

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