Thursday, January 31, 2013

UFO / Alien Encounter - Fairview, PA


Hello...I'm writing you in an effort to confirm a unusual observation I had on October 16, 2012 at around 11:15 PM. I was driving home from work northbound on RT 20 West Ridge Rd. near Fairview, PA when I notice bright green lights descending into the woods behind a veterinary hospital. I immediately slowed and pulled into the lot behind the hospital. I could see several green lights in the woods and a few red and white lights. I got out of the car to get a better view. As I stood in front of my car, I started to hear a distinct 'chopping' sound coming from the woods as well as cracking noises. It actually sounded like several people were cutting down trees. The lights and the activity were about 50 yds. in front of me but I couldn't see any movement.

I stood there for about 10 minutes as the sounds continued. I was tired so I decided to leave for home. I figured that there were workers clearing land though this was near a residential location and working at night was a bit unusual.

As I made my way back into the car I noticed movement in an adjacent parking lot. The lot was lit enough to where I could see 2 figures moving away from me towards the woods. They looked like characters from a cartoon. The figures were about 5 foot tall and very thin. I couldn't see their faces but the heads had a peanut shape. They move swiftly but only their legs were moving. Every other parts of their bodies was rigid. There was also a white sash tied across the waist on both figures.

As I watched the figures go into the woods a whirling sound starting to come from the woods. Suddenly five huge green lights ascended from the woods, hovered for a second or two, then vanished. I think that the lights stretched out for about 150 ft. It was a very large craft.

The next day I walked through the woods where this incident occurred and noticed a few small trees in a particular area were cracked near the ground. There was nothing else out of the ordinary.

I decided not to mention what I witnessed and see if anyone had reported it to the local media. As of today, I have not seen any mention of this landing or the lights. I live in Fairview, PA and have not heard any mention from any resident. I rather not have my particulars disclosed at least until another similar report is made public. This is a small town and everybody is in everyone else's business, if you know what I mean.

Would you be kind enough to let me know of any reports in my area? Thank you...RS

-----

After receiving the email, I found the following strange report in the MUFON CMS. It comes from the same general area and the descriptions are somewhat similar. I'm not sure these two incidents are related but I believe some investigation needs to be done:

Aliens running across the highway. UFOs landing on the side of the highway. being shot at by aliens. Multiple nights and being chased by UFO craft

Erie, PA - 10/17/2012 - 1:07am: My job requires me to drive at night.

In the past couple of months I myself my girlfriend, and my son. Have witnessed Aliens; the Grays; small ones running across Route 80 between 1 am and 3 am. They made my girlfriends vision foggy. They affected her mind. They looked like skinny Ethiopians running with backs perfectly straight perpendicular to the ground not leaning forward like a person running and there arms stayed at there side completely still no movement, not swinging like a normal person would run. Red lights landing in the trees brought us to the attention. I thought it was an explosion at first.

The red lights rose up again out of the trees and split into two and followed us down the highway for five miles. If I put on the breaks so would the UFO. If I gave it gas so did the UFO.

Now at 1 am in the past two nights 16th and 17th big bright green orbs have been coming straight down out of space aimed directly at my truck. They caused a tractor trailer to slam on his breaks last night in the middle of the highway and nearly crash. I feel they are shooting at me or something. It comes out of the sky and heads directly towards my truck.

My job requires me to travel this route. Im afraid but Im also starting to get mad. There is a small area where these things happen at least once a week. there is something going on in that area. A white light also landed on the side of the road a couple of feet by my truck. Just like the green lights coming out of the sky but this one was white. Route 80 and 322 intersecting 79 by Meadville.

If it happens again tonight Im taking my friend Friday with his gieger counter and if theres no radiation detected Im going into the woods after them. I want one of there ugly gray heads mounted above my fireplace. - MUFON CMS - full report

High Strangeness: Hyperdimensions & The Process Of Alien Abduction

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters: The Definitive Illustrated A - Z Guide To All Things Alien

UFOs in Pennsylvania: Encounters with Extraterrestrials in the Keystone State

Really Mysterious Pennsylvania: UFOs, Bigfoot & Other Weird Encounters Casebook One

Just the Facts?: Abducted by the 'Vetrolment' -- Killer Kitty -- Fresh Air in a Can


Abducted by the 'Vetrolment'

Cedar Park, TX - 1/14/2013 - unedited: Normally around 7:00 P.m central time I head outside in my backyard to get some fresh air. I stepped outside for around thirty minutes and continued standing in the middle of the yard just looking around in the sky with my binoculars.
Around 7:43 P.m central time, something caught my attention. I happened to glance out of the left of me to see something that looked like a huge chunk of medal hovering in the air slowly.
I removed the binoculars and stared at the unknown object for around ten minutes.
The object stayed in one single place in the sky and never moved for about an hour. You could easily see this object by the naked eye. This object was completely dull in color, the shape of it was a disk and it rotated for around an hour. The size of it was [my guess], about the size of a football field and as long as two eight-teen wheelers. On the bottom of the craft was silver with a few which looked like, burnt marks. Either it was burnt marks or rust, I couldnt tell that good.
After around 8:01 P.m central time, the object hovered more close to my house and hovered right in the middle of my yard. The shadow of it completely covered the yard, I couldnt see much underneath the craft until it stopped rotating.
I could count about thirty-five windows around it, none of which were lit except for two.
Strangely enough the craft made this loud humming sound which led to make me unconscious.
I awoke several minutes later staring up at some kind of blinding ceiling, the room was wide with some controls and tables and some weird looking tools.
Out of the corner of my right eye I spotted a figure which looked to be about five feet tall. Behind it was another figure and another. I counted three total while they walked towards me and looked down at me.
One of the beings started mumbling something in a language I couldnt explain. The being placed its arm behind me as I stood up on the table while the being gave me this weird looking book.
The book on it didnt have words on the cover, but inside had different pictures of human species. Male and Female. The male was populated 4,000,000 percent and the female was populated as 5,320,000. I didnt have a clue what this meant but the being turned the page where it showed a group of researchers looking up at the sky staring at another disk shaped craft simular to the one these beings had me on.
The being spoke to me through mind telling me that he was a male and the other two were female. He told me in this correct sentence:
"Human and Species are over-populating. We have been given the right to abduct humans by order of the Government and your leaders. Such amount can be produced by humans, but our kind is being extinct.
Our species known as the "Vetrolment" [Vet-troll-meant] are dying without the help of our second species known as "The Greys"."
I was confused at time but I understood everything. I didnt know what to think of it but the male alien led me off the table and out the craft. I asked him if they did experiments on myself but he said "no".
The male alien told me that when they abducted me, he sent two others inside my house to search around for any kind of "Evidence" they needed. The only suppose "Evidence" I had was a few sketch books with drawings of Aliens and UFOs.
Since then, I havent see anything interesting but I do believe theyll come back.. and I do believe they are our next human race..}
- MUFON CMS

UFOs & Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge

Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: UFOs and Aliens - Is There Anybody Out There?

A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact


**********


Fresh air in a can...in China

A Chinese entrepreneur is selling fresh air in soft drinks cans, similar to bottled drinking water, as north China is once again choking in toxic smog.

The concentration of airborne PM 2.5 particulates — the smallest and most deadly — went off the chart in the early hours of this morning for the second time this month, according to pollution gauge at the American Embassy in Beijing.

The Air Quality Index, designed by the US Environmental Protection Agency, cannot cope with levels beyond 500, which is 20 times the World Health Organisation air quality standard.

Chen Guangbiao, whose wealth is valued at $740 million according to the Hurun Report, sells his cans of air for five yuan each.

Mr Chen told Fairfax Media he wanted to make a point that China's air was turning so bad that the idea of bottled fresh air is no longer fanciful.

"If we don't start caring for the environment then after 20 or 30 years our children and grandchildren might be wearing gas masks and carry oxygen tanks," said Mr Chen.

Earlier this month the concentration of airborne PM 2.5 particulates in Beijing and other cities reached the highest levels since measurements began, which comparable to those recorded during the infamous 'London Fog'.

The event dominated even state-controlled news outlets, hospitals reported a sharp rise in respiratory-related admissions and political leaders took emergency pollution-reduction measures and vowed to tackle the underlying problems.

Since then the Beijing skyline has remained mostly bleak, with readings consistently visibility dropping as low as 200 metres several times in the past few days.

NASA satellite photos show a thick grey haze has rendered the densely populated plains of North China invisible from outer space.

Mr Chen is known for his charitable and nationalistic publicity stunts, including showering earthquake victims with 100 yuan bills and taking out a full page add in the New York Times that equated Japan's territorial claim to the Senkaku Islands (known as Diaoyu in China) with Japan claiming Hawaii.

In the past fortnight he has videoed a car driving over him; demolished a Mercedes Benz and given away 5000 bicycles to push the message that people should ride their bikes not drive.

Mr Chen told Fairfax Media he wasn't fazed by the often-cynical reactions of China's netizens, who accuse him of using charity stunts to raise the profile of his business.

"People say I am high profile or love to stage a show, but I don't think those who seek 'stability' and a low profile can do much for social progress," said Mr Chen.

"I am confident about what I do and I dare to put it under sunlight," he said.

Mr Chen said many of China's entrepreneurs were "sacrificing their descendants" for the sake of short term profits.

Although the world did not end on December 21, the last day of the Mayan calendar, he said the evidence suggests Doomsday may not be far off.

"I've worked in environmental protection industry for a decade ... and I bear witness to the fact that pollution is getting worse and worse," said Mr Chen.

"More disasters are taking place every year," he said. "2012 did not bring the end of the world but if human beings keep consuming resources, keep polluting the environment, I think Doomsday will arrive."

As the smog worsens, Chinese customers have begun snapping up air masks at retail shops.

Chris Buckley, proprietor of Torana Clean Air Centre, said there had been a particularly dramatic increase in the flow of local Chinese customers through his stores, rather than just expatriates, reflecting more open coverage in China's tightly controlled media as well as the severity of the pollution.

"We used to be told in days gone by that 'it's mist and fog' but I think the game is up now," said Mr Buckley, who sells air purifying machines and pollution masks.

His customers have been placed on long waiting lists as manufacturers have been unable to keep pace with demand.

"We’ve sold sold thousands of masks in the last three weeks but we could have sold twice as many if we could get the stock," he said.

The Beijing Mayor vowed to take new tough measures to reduce coal consumption, scrap old cars, restrict construction dust and improve energy intensity, according to this morning's People's Daily. - SMH

**********


Kitty Is Deadlier Than You Think

For all the adorable images of cats that play the piano, flush the toilet, mew melodiously and find their way back home over hundreds of miles, scientists have identified a shocking new truth: cats are far deadlier than anyone realized.

In a report that scaled up local surveys and pilot studies to national dimensions, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that domestic cats in the United States — both the pet Fluffies that spend part of the day outdoors and the unnamed strays and ferals that never leave it — kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year, most of them native mammals like shrews, chipmunks and voles rather than introduced pests like the Norway rat.

The estimated kill rates are two to four times higher than mortality figures previously bandied about, and position the domestic cat as one of the single greatest human-linked threats to wildlife in the nation. More birds and mammals die at the mouths of cats, the report said, than from automobile strikes, pesticides and poisons, collisions with skyscrapers and windmills and other so-called anthropogenic causes.

Peter Marra of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and an author of the report, said the mortality figures that emerge from the new model “are shockingly high.”

“When we ran the model, we didn’t know what to expect,” said Dr. Marra, who performed the analysis with a colleague, Scott R. Loss, and Tom Will of the Fish and Wildlife Service. “We were absolutely stunned by the results.” The study appeared Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

The findings are the first serious estimate of just how much wildlife America’s vast population of free-roaming domestic cats manages to kill each year.

“We’ve been discussing this problem of cats and wildlife for years and years, and now we finally have some good science to start nailing down the numbers,” said George H. Fenwick, the president and chief executive of the American Bird Conservancy. “This is a great leap forward over the quality of research we had before.”

In devising their mathematical model, the researchers systematically sifted through the existing scientific literature on cat-wildlife interactions, eliminated studies in which the sample size was too small or the results too extreme, and then extracted and standardized the findings from the 21 most rigorous studies. The results admittedly come with wide ranges and uncertainties.

Nevertheless, the new report is likely to fuel the sometimes vitriolic debate between environmentalists who see free-roaming domestic cats as an invasive species — superpredators whose numbers are growing globally even as the songbirds and many other animals the cats prey on are in decline — and animal welfare advocates who are appalled by the millions of unwanted cats (and dogs) euthanized in animal shelters each year.

All concur that pet cats should not be allowed to prowl around the neighborhood at will, any more than should a pet dog, horse or potbellied pig, and that cat owners who insist their felines “deserve” a bit of freedom are being irresponsible and ultimately not very cat friendly. Through recent projects like Kitty Cams at the University of Georgia, in which cameras are attached to the collars of indoor-outdoor pet cats to track their activities, not only have cats been filmed preying on cardinals, frogs and field mice, they have also been shown lapping up antifreeze and sewer sludge, dodging under moving cars and sparring violently with much bigger dogs.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into trying to educate people that they should not let their cats outside, that it’s bad for the cats and can shorten the cats’ lives,” said Danielle Bays, the manager of the community cat programs at the Washington Humane Society.

Yet the new study estimates that free-roaming pets account for only about 29 percent of the birds and 11 percent of the mammals killed by domestic cats each year, and the real problem arises over how to manage the 80 million or so stray or feral cats that commit the bulk of the wildlife slaughter.

The Washington Humane Society and many other animal welfare organizations support the use of increasingly popular trap-neuter-return programs, in which unowned cats are caught, vaccinated, spayed and, if no home can be found for them, returned to the outdoor colony from which they came. Proponents see this approach as a humane alternative to large-scale euthanasia, and they insist that a colony of neutered cats can’t reproduce and thus will eventually disappear.

Conservationists say that, far from diminishing the population of unowned cats, trap and release programs may be making it worse, by encouraging people to abandon their pets to outdoor colonies that volunteers often keep lovingly fed.

“The number of free roaming cats is definitively growing,” Dr. Fenwick of the bird conservancy said. “It’s estimated that there are now more than 500 T.N.R. colonies in Austin alone.”

They are colonies of subsidized predators, he said, able to survive in far greater concentrations than do wild carnivores by dint of their people-pleasing appeal. “They’re not like coyotes, having to make their way in the world,” he said.

Yet even fed cats are profoundly tuned to the hunt, and when they see something flutter, they can’t help but move in for the kill. Dr. Fenwick argues that far more effort should be put into animal adoption. “For the great majority of healthy cats,” he said, “homes can be found.” Any outdoor colonies that remain should be enclosed, he said. “Cats don’t need to wander hundred of miles to be happy,” he said. - NY Times

NOTE: if you have a cat, just take a few moments and examine it. These animals are built to kill. I have a true 'mouser' at home...and I am amazed at it's ability to track, attack and kill vermin. They are fascinating creatures...Lon

**********

Chinese Hackers Attack NYTimes Journalists Following Blockbuster Story

The New York Times says Chinese hackers have repeatedly launched cyber attacks against its website and journalists since the paper angered Beijing by posting an article exposing the wealth of a senior politician.

In a detailed report published Thursday, the newspaper says hackers used tactics known to be employed by the Chinese military to break into its network and steal the email passwords of several senior reporters and other employees.

The paper says the attacks began about the same time it published a blockbuster October story detailing $2.7 billion allegedly accumulated by the family of outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

At the time, China reacted angrily to the story, which threatened the reputation of a leader known for his clean image. It immediately blocked the Times' English and Chinese websites and threatened unspecified "consequences" for the story.

On Thursday, foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei called the hacking charges "irresponsible" and "baseless."

"According to some investigative results, which showed no proof and had uncertain evidence and a baseless conclusion, China had participated in online attacks. That is a totally irresponsible conclusion. China is also a victim of online attacks. China's laws clearly ban online attacks."

The Times says the hacking attempt was discovered, in part, by Mandiant, a computer security company, which alerted the Times to the cyber attacks just one day after the Wen Jiabao article was published.

The paper does not know how the hackers broke into its network, but it suspects they used an email to employees containing malicious links or attachments. It says they were soon able to steal the corporate passwords for "every Times employee."

The hackers then used the passwords to access dozens of employees' personal computers, with the apparent aim of finding the sources of information for the article. It says the primary target was Shanghai bureau chief David Barboza, who wrote the article.

Jill Abramson, executive editor of the Times, says hackers were not able to access sensitive emails or files from the article on Mr. Wen, which relied on publicly available records such as corporate documents. The paper also says no customer data was stolen.

The paper says, when Mandiant security officials became aware of the attack, they allowed the hackers to "spin a digital web" for four months in an effort to discover their identity. The investigation showed that hackers tried to conceal their activities by routing their attacks through computers at universities in the United States. They also tried to hide their location by continually switching IP addresses, a code that identifies computers on a network.

Other details suggested that the source of the attacks was China. The paper says hacker teams regularly attacked the system, beginning at 8 am. Beijing time, continuing for a standard work day.

The security company says those methods are consistent with previous cyber attacks associated with the Chinese military, which observers say regularly outsources cyber attacks and uses other ways to conceal its activities.

The Times says it has expelled the attackers by blocking the compromised outside computers, changing every employee password and undertaking other security measures. But it says it expects more hacking attempts in the future.

Despite the Chinese refusal of the hacking charges, the latest story seems to have further upset Chinese leadership. In addition to the angry responses by the foreign ministry and defense officials, Chinese censors worked furiously to delete conversations about the controversy on domestic social media sites. - VOA News

NOTE: the early volleys of the Sino-American cyber war. This is going to get nastier as time goes on...Lon

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

China's Cyberwarfare Capability (China in the 21st Century)

Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Djinn and Fire


Over recent months there have been a series of small fires in Turkey households said to have been caused by Djinn. In Muslim tradition, a djinn is a spirit often capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people. It is similar to a poltergeist as far as the activity...though a poltergeist is generally developed from a 'thoughtform manifestion' that may or may not be associated with an existing earthbound entity. I have posted a few of the known incidents in Turkey as well as a major case in Malaysia in 2010. Please excuse the translation.

12/4/2012 - Siirt Province, Turkey: Mysterious fires that have broken out seemingly for no apparent reason in the house of the Toprak family in Siirt province over the last four months have aroused great curiosity in the region. The Toprak family is distraught over the mysterious fires, as between 300-400 fires incidents have occurred in the last four months. Almost all of the family's belongings and furniture have been reduced to ashes for no known cause. The Toprak family's household items apparently catch fire spontaneously, with some people believing that the fires have been caused by supernatural forces. The father of the family, Zeki Toprak, told the Anatolia news agency that between 300-400 fires have erupted in four months. Stating that they had to move house four times in as many months, Toprak said such mysterious events have continued to happen in each house they have moved to. Similar mysterious fires have also broken out in the classroom of fifth-grade-student M. Toprak.

The coat, notebooks, books and several other items belonging to M. Toprak have caught fire spontaneously in front of the students and teacher's eyes in the classroom. The teacher of M. Toprak told Anatolia that they searched M. Toprak for any material or substance which could have caused the fires, but did not find anything. The Siirt Governor's Office, the Siirt Provincial Mufti's Office and Siirt University have all taken an interest in the family. Siirt Governor Ahmet Aydın, who also spoke to the agency, defined the incidents as supernatural and said it was impossible to understand having seen the many items that apparently spontaneously combusted. Aydın also said the governor's office is giving food to the family three times a day as they could not cook any meals in their house. Siirt University Rector Murat Erman said the university is extremely interested in the incidents and has established a team to investigate the possible reasons for such mysterious fires. Siirt Province Mufti Faruk Arvas pointed out that the fires might be due to the djinn. In Islam, the djinn are spirit beings that can be good or evil. Arvas stated: "According to our faith, there are beings called djinn. The fires might have been started by such beings." (Cihan/Today's Zaman) CİHAN - The Poltergeist File

-----

(NOTE: Please excuse the translation) 1/3/2013 - Ankara, Turkey: Anne Bu Knight, daughter of Nur İleyda unable to sense where the fire is unknown due to the recounting her daughter's' bad 'directed by jinn' claiming, said:"Yesterday afternoon, at least 10 since the fire broke out in our house. Bed, bathroom bulkhead, the work table , towels, clothes was a fire. Featured fires, We turned off on my daughter shouting Notification. daughter upstairs neighbor, while the fire was going to sink. went to a relatives house, there was a fire. I realized that my daughter has an uncanny situation. This situation, Siirt, mysterious fires, but we keep a school and home. demons believe that these fires çıkarttığına."Cevat Knight operates in the county of coffee did not fall sleep at all in the eyes of the house, they had to collect a large part of goods and ready-holding containers filled with water, he said. Knight,"District Governor and asked for help by going mufti, told us to take our daughter a doctor. Mufti, also suggested us to read the Quran. Beer and the environment met some of the professors. Quran imam read from it in our house, but 10 minutes after the fire broke out again. Himself talked to a few people dedicated to this work . daughter demons believe tarafndan routed. I can not find any other explanation for," he said.

Knight family s that never sleep, slept Bediha relatives Aktas, if söndürülmediği of the building in the event of a fire yanabileceğini describing Kemal Aktas the "Alternate wait, trying to stay awake. İleyda'yı not leave you alone. alone when fire breaks out strong. anxiety in waiting, fearing," he said. habermonitor.com

-----

(NOTE: Please excuse the translation) 1/4/2013 - Ankara, Turkey: After news of the mysterious fire that occurred recently in Siirt urban district of Ankara there was a similar case.

Ankara 's Knight persons aged Bahcelievler family house in the neighborhood of merchandise at various intervals burn 10 times a day has led to fear and anxiety. Indicating that they were helpless in the face of this situation the family with 4 children in their homes permanently fire due to the release noted that they were keeping guard day and night.

mother Ayşe Knight, daughter of Nur İleyda unable to sense where the mysterious fire, said:"The bed, bathroom bulkhead, work desk, towels, robes was a fire in many places, such as. Featured fires Notification shouting at my daughter do we put on. daughter went upstairs neigbhour the fire broke out in the sink. Again, we went to a relatives house, there was a fire. then we realized that my daughter has an uncanny situation. This situation came up last week in Siirt, a school and We keep the same mysterious fires in the home. demons believe çıkarttığına these fires,"he said. The father, Jawad Knight kahvecilik face of this situation in the district were keeping constant guard, his eyes did not fall sleep at all that they had to collect a large part of the house and belongings, he said. İleyda family's youngest daughter Nur, the"fire walls and doors at a time When the lights are striking. Is very short. Then he leaves traces. I'm so scared because of continuous,"he said.

Knight family, relatives, indicating no sleep slept Bediha Aktas,"as well as maybe the building will burn the house put out a fire broke out. would lead to greater dangers. This is a big problem, do not know how to be solved,"he said. Ventilation, fire brigade was called to the fire in the same way that space Kemal Aktas relatives, the"wait and turns, trying to stay awake. İleyda'yı not leave you alone. Alone when fire breaks out strong. Worried and scared look,"he said. habermonitor.com

-----

A Fire Djinn in Malaysia

Between May and December 2010 a series of strange incidents occurred in the home of a seventy-three-year-old widow, Zainab Sulaiman, in a village near Kota Bharu, Malaysia. Objects disappeared and reappeared, clothes were found cut to shreds, food scraps were strewn across beds and large quantities of salt and smelly fish sauce were dumped into cooking pots.

It was all decidedly annoying, but Zainab and her family – a widowed daughter-in-law and two granddaughters – didn’t find it particularly frightening. They were merely being pestered, they assumed, by a mildly mischievous spirit. Even when a pair of pants, missing for three days, reappeared inside the refrigerator, they remained calm, hoping the imp would tire of its tricks.

But in mid-December the weirdness escalated dangerously: over the next ten weeks dozens of small fires broke out on clothes, rugs, linoleum and mattresses throughout the residence. Sometimes several occurred within a few minutes; on one hectic day there were no fewer than 78.

Although all were quickly extinguished and surprisingly little damage was done, Zainab didn’t get a lot of sleep during those weird weeks. Her flimsy wooden dwelling, elevated on stumps and packed with clothes and bolts of cloth, was a veritable tinder box. She didn’t dare leave it unattended.

News of the activity spread quickly, and on January 4 a group of Muslim holy men arrived and declared the house was infested by invisible entities known as djinn. (Djinn is the plural; the masculine singular is djinni – or genie)

Djinn have featured prominently in Middle Eastern folklore since time immemorial and Mohammed, under the direction of the angel Gabriel, incorporated them into Muslim theology. Many of the tricks they reputedly play are highly reminiscent of those often attributed, in other cultures, to poltergeists.

Over several months, a plethora of holy men conducted exorcisms until the djinn weakened and left the location...actually scrawling a message on a banknote “Goodbye, everyone”.

Some aspects of the case strongly suggest the episode was genuinely paranormal:

* Zainab never sought to profit from the episode. It had, in fact, cost her dearly. Many of her possessions were destroyed, and she’d paid the Muslim priests 1000 Ringgits for their failed exorcism.

* She seemed completely honest, and it would have been virtually impossible for any of the family to start the fires without her noticing. No outsider could have hoaxed them.

* No family member had an obvious motive to hoax the affair.

* Independent witnesses saw objects move and disappear.

* The steady escalation of weirdness: beginning with objects moving and disappearing, progressing to the slashing of clothes, then to the weird message, and finally to the fires – conforms to patterns of polt behaviour noted elsewhere.

* The very fact that more than 200 fires occurred without at least one of them doing serious damage – or for that matter completely consuming the flimsy dwelling - does seem almost miraculous. Uncannily localised fires have been noted at other polt sites.

* The surges in weird activity that occurred when strangers arrived corresponds with known poltergeist behaviour.

* The presence of adolescent girls is sometimes seen as a veritable hallmark of a genuine poltergeist case.

* The djinn’s rather pointless message was reminiscent of others found at poltergeist sites.

* After the holy men failed to “cleanse” the house, the rate of fire-starting sharply increased. Similar sudden escalations of activity after attempted exorcisms have been noted at many other poltergeist sites.

On the other hand, a few things suggest the episode was bogus:

* Although none had occurred for ten days, two fires broke out on the very day I visited. Some might see that as a little too fortuitous.

* The family seemed strangely unexcited by the fires.

* At one stage so many of the girl’s uniforms were damaged that they had to stay home from school. Could that have been a motive for hoaxing?

* Most suspicious of all was the similarity of Wan’s handwriting to that on the 10-Ringgit note.

But regardless of whether or not they were genuinely supernatural, the djinn, or the hoaxer(s), have called it quits, and Zainab can sleep soundly once again. - Excerpts from poltergeistfile.com

The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies

Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

Just the Facts?: Cabela’s Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Seminar -- The Science of Ghosts...From Another Skeptic


Sasquatch at Cabela’s Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Press contact:

Bud Forte 304-238-0120 - Ext 8046
Honor.Forte@cabelas.com

Sasquatch at Cabela’s Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Seminar

People see things in the woods that do not have a clear explanation. Trail Cameras get photos of creatures and their behavior that defy conventional thought. There are thousands of reported sightings of animals, tracks and dens that have no explanation. Mainstream scientists have slowly taken on the research into this phenomenon and have generated new interest and new evidence and findings are surfacing every day.

There have been reported sightings of large bipedal ape like creatures all over the world for hundreds of years. A sixteen millimeter film shot in 1967 of a creature walking through the mountains of northern California is still being analyzed and there is consensus that it may be real.

Footprints, seventeen inches in length, are being discovered and studied by leading authorities. DNA samples have been studied and conclusions are forthcoming. Some people close to these investigations are reporting that the DNA samples from North America may resemble that of a Primate. No known Primates inhabit North America.

Is Sasquatch real or myth? That is the question that top scientific researchers will be exploring during the Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Seminar at Cabela’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 15th, 16th and 17th. This Seminar is now in its third year at Cabela’s and has been enjoyed by hundreds of inquiring people of all ages in the last two presentations.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum will be the featured presenter. Meldrum is an Associate Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University and recognized as one of the leading scientific authorities on the possibility of the existence of Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Dr. Meldrum is recognized as an authority as well on bipedal locomotion or how two legged creatures walk.

Dr. Meldrum’s book, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Scienceis credited by top scientists as being a real scientific analysis of the evidence and is the top selling book on the subject.

In his book, Dr. Meldrum develops a baseline of science on which further research can be based and with critical examination he forces no conclusions.

Joining Dr. Jeff Meldrum will be researchers Eric Altman and David Dragosin of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, Independent Researcher Stan Gordon and Billy Willard, Founder of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia. These organizations have quietly and methodically investigated multiple reported sightings in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Eric Altman is a cryptozoologist, specializing in Bigfoot/Sasquatch research and is the Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. He is the host and producer of the alternative talk show program, Beyond the Edge Radio. Eric and Dave Dragosin, assistant director of the Pennsylvania group have investigated multiple sighting reports in the Uniontown and Chestnut Ridge areas of Western Pennsylvania. Billy Willard has been called in on the investigations of multiple reported sightings of Bigfoot in West Virginia.

Stan Gordon was the principal investigator of the Kecksburg, Pennsylvania UFO incident in 1965 when an unidentified object landed in the small community south of Pittsburgh that was surrounded with controversy and accusations of a cover up. Gordon now continues his investigations into unexplained events in many areas of the United States.

The Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Seminar will include trail camera photos submitted by Cabela’s customers of unusual wildlife in our vicinity, including possible photos of a Cougar taken not far from Cabela’s store at the Highlands.

There will be a reception with Dr. Jeff Meldrum and the other scientists and researchers from 6 until 8PM on Friday evening, February 15th in Cabela’s Conference Center. The seminar will be presented both on Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th beginning at 10:00 AM. The program is expected to go until about 5PM.

Many of the participants have witnessed large footprints and have made plaster casts of the prints. These and other plaster casts will be on display for the event. The researchers will show photographs and video of what appears to be Sasquatch taken in multiple locations. There will be eyewitness reports presented at the seminar by people who have seen these creatures. Those attending may draw their own conclusions.

There is no charge for the event and reservations are not required plus those attending can register while there for several high quality trail cameras and other prizes to be given away both on Saturday and on Sunday.

Bud Forte

Retail Marketing Manager
Marketing & Brand Management
One Cabela Drive
Triadelphia, West Virginia 26059
Direct 41208046
304-238-0120 Ext. 8046
Fax: 304-547-9350
Honor.Forte@cabelas.com
Please note ALL requests for donations, sponsorships, or advertising must now be made at least 60 Days prior to an event through Cabela’s online request center at http://information.cabelas.com/support. Thank you.

**********


The Wolffish

The ferocious-looking wolffish gets its name from the sharp, protruding teeth.

The wolffish are a family, Anarhichadidae, of perciform fish. They are native to cold waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, where they live on the continental shelf and slope, to depths of about 600 m (2,000 ft). They are bottom-feeders, eating hard-shelled invertebrates such as clams, echinoderms and crustaceans, which they crush with strong canine and molar teeth. The longest species, Anarrhichthys ocellatus, grows to more than 2 m (6.6 ft) in length.

There are four species in the Anarhichas family: the Northern wolffish, the Atlantic wolffish or sea wolf, the Spotted wolffish, and the Bering wolffish.

**********

Australian teenager survives nine weeks in wild

An Australian teenager who went missing from his home in Sydney more than two months ago was discovered emaciated, exhausted and covered in leeches, but alive in bushland north of the city.

Matthew Allen's family feared the worst after the 18-year-old disappeared in late November from Westleigh, near Cherrybrook in northwest Sydney and his mobile phone and bank accounts went untouched.

Extensive searches of the area by police failed to find a trace of Allen, who suffers from an undisclosed medical condition.

But two hikers spotted the teen lying in bushland less than two kilometres (just over a mile) from his home on Saturday, covered in leeches and insect bites and having lost almost half his body weight.

He was partially blind, exhausted and suffering gangrene to his lower legs and feet after an ordeal police said they were amazed he had survived.

"He was completely exhausted, completely dehydrated, suffered significant weight loss, somewhere up to 50 per cent. He was suffering from partial blindness and he had leeches all over him," said acting police inspector Glyn Baker.

"He was not living under any shelter and was exposed to the full conditions since reported being missing," he added.

Allen was believed to have deliberately hidden himself from view in the area which is heavily frequented by hikers.

He told rescuers he had survived by drinking from a local creek, which was almost dry when he was found. Allen endured soaring temperatures in recent weeks including a record-breaking 46 degree Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) day in Sydney.

Allen was airlifted to safety and was undergoing treatment in hospital for his injuries, which were described as not life-threatening.

Police have yet to speak to him about his ordeal.

"His family are ecstatic that he's alive and that he's well," said Baker. - Telegraph

**********

The Science of Ghosts...From Another Skeptic

An article by my friend and colleague Chris Halton of Haunted Earth's Ghost World:

Ghosts have been a popular subject for millennia, appearing in countless stories, from "Macbeth" to the Bible, and even spawning their own folklore genre: ghost stories. Ghosts are perhaps the most common paranormal belief in the world. Part of the reason is that belief in ghosts is part of a larger web of related paranormal beliefs, including near-death experience, life after death, and spirit communication.

The idea that the dead remain with us in spirit is an ancient one, and one that offers many people comfort; who doesn't want to believe that our beloved but deceased family members aren't looking out for us, or with us in our times of need? Most people believe in ghosts because of personal experience; they have seen or sensed some unexplained presence. Continue reading at Haunted Earth


**********

Builders Find Gold Coin Stash In Irish Pub

Builders working in an old pub in the Irish Republic have unearthed one of the most significant finds of gold coins ever recorded in the country.

Eighty-one coins, mostly guineas and half guineas dating back to the 17th century, were dug up from clay underneath floorboards in the fire-damaged premises of Cooney's pub in the town of Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary.

Marie McMahon, the curator at South Tipperary Museum in Clonmel where the coins were first stored said: "We were told that they were gold and you never really believe it, normally you would find silver, but they were in fantastic condition.

"There are one or two coins buckled and one tarnished, but overall fantastic condition. They'd be incredibly valuable but legally we would not be allowed to discuss that."

Experts at the National Museum of Ireland, which is putting the coins on show for the first time on Wednesday, described the find as the most important in decades.

"No comparable 17th century hoard of gold coins has been found in Ireland since the discovery in Portarlington, County Laois, around 1947, of a hoard that contained little over 100 gold coins as well as some silver coins," a spokeswoman said.

The collection depicts the reigns of Charles II, James II and William and Mary, who are featured in a joint portrait.

The National Museum said that it appeared that the coins had been hidden "in a line together".

It is believed they may have originally been wrapped and held together by material which has disintegrated over time.

Ms McMahon said she suspects the coins may have belonged to a merchant as the town was a trading centre in the 17th century - old maps are to be checked, to try to find out what was previously on the site.

The coins are mainly guineas, with a small number of half guineas, the name given to a British gold coin made by the Royal Mint between 1663 and 1814.

They were called guineas because the gold used in making some of them came from West Africa.

More research is being carried out into the coins and their historical background. - Sky

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Mystery of the Pine Barrens


On January 21, 2013, I appeared as a guest on Unknown Origins Radio with hosts Mark Johnson & Loren DePinto. The show concentrated on Bigfoot and cryptids...but there was a brief discussion on the Pine Barrens, NJ and the Jersey Devil. I was asked for my opinion of the creature and if I had received sighting reports related to the beast. Most of the reports I have received were confidential, though I have received reports of other phenomena in the Pine Barrens. There is a stigma attached to the Jersey Devil...people are wary of reporting sightings of this creature (though I think it may be more supernatural than flesh & blood). I'm not sure if the reluctance is because of the fear of ridicule or that the legend has some ominous bearing to it. Anyway, I'm going to offer a brief synopsis of the legend then add a few reports from the area.

According to the legend, Mrs. Jane Leeds came from a poor family who stretched out an existence in the Pine Barrens, a rugged place with vast forests, sandy soil and patches of swamp. In 1735, Mrs. Leeds discovered that she was pregnant with her 13th child. She complained to her friends and relatives that the “Devil can take the next one”, and he did. When the baby was born, he was simply described as a monster. He immediately took on a grotesque appearance and grew to more than 20 feet long, with a reptilian body, a horse’s head, bat wings and a long, forked tail. He thrashed about the Leeds home for a bit and then vanished up the chimney. The creature, or the 'Jersey Devil' as he was dubbed, began haunting the Pine Barrens.

As the legend spread, even grown men declined to venture out at night. It was said that the beast carried off large dogs, geese, cats, small livestock and even occasional children. The children were never seen again, but the animal remains were often found. The Devil was also said to dry up the milk of cows by breathing on them and to kill off the fish in the streams, threatening the livelihood of the entire region.

In 1740, the frightened residents begged a local minister to exorcize the creature and the stories stated that the exorcism would last 100 years, however the Devil returned to the Pine Barrens on at least two occasions before the century was over. It is said that naval hero Commodore Stephen Decatur visited the Hanover Iron Works in the Barrens in 1800 to test the plant’s cannonballs. One day on the firing range, he noticed a strange creature winging overhead. Taking aim, he fired at the monster and while some say that his shot struck it, the Devil continued on its path.

The second sighting took place a few years later and this time the Devil was seen by another respected witness. Joseph Bonaparte, the former king of Spain and the brother of Napoleon, leased a country house near Bordertown from 1816 to 1839. He reported seeing the Jersey Devil while hunting game one day in the Pine Barrens.

In 1840, as the minister warned, the Devil returned and brought terror to the region once again. It snatched sheep from their pens and preyed on children who lingered outside after sunset. People all across South Jersey locked their doors and hung a lantern on the doorstep, hoping to keep the creature away.

The stories continued to be told and the lore of the Devil was recalled throughout the 1800’s, although actual sightings of the creature were few. Then, in 1909, the Jersey Devil returned again and literally thousands of people spotted the monster or saw his footprints. It became so bad that schools closed and people refused to go outside.

A police officer named James Sackville spotted the monster while walking his beat one night. He was passing along a dark alley when a winged creature hopped into the street and let out a horrific scream. Sackville fired his revolver at the beast but it spread its wings and vanished into the air.

In spite of the sightings, the beast was always considered a regional legend until the bizarre flap in 1909, which even the most skeptical researchers admit contains authentic elements of the unexplained. Many people saw the creature during the month of January, including E.W. Minster, the postmaster of Bristol, Pennsylvania, which is just over the New Jersey border. He stated that he awoke around 2:00 in the morning and heard an “eerie, almost supernatural” sound coming from the direction of the Delaware River. He looked out the window and saw what looked to be a “large crane” that was flying diagonally and emitting a curious glow. The creature had a long neck that was thrust forward in flight, thin wings, long back legs and shorter ones in the front. The creature let out a combination of a squawk and a whistle and then disappeared into the darkness.

On January 19, 1909, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Evans were awakened in the early morning by the sound of a large animal on the roof of their shed. They described it as: “about three and a half feet high, with a face like a collie and a head like a horse. It had a long neck, wings about two feet long and its back legs were like those of a crane and it had horse’s hooves. It walked on its back legs and held up two short front legs with paws on them.”

One afternoon of that same week, a Mrs. J.H, White was taking clothes off her line when she noticed a strange creature huddled in the corner of her yard. She screamed and fainted and her husband rushed out the back door to find his wife on the ground and the Devil close by, “spurting flames”. She chased the monster with a clothesline prop and it leapt over the fence and vanished.

A short time later, the creature struck again. This time, it attacked a dog belonging to Mrs. Mary Sorbinski in south Camden. When she heard the cry of her pet in the darkness, she dashed outside and drove the Devil away with a broom. The creature fled, but not before tearing a chunk of flesh from the dog. Mrs. Sorbinski carried her wounded pet inside and immediately called the police.

By the time that patrolmen arrived, a crowd of more than 100 people were gathered at the house. The crowd was witness to the piercing screams that suddenly erupted from nearby. The police officers emptied their revolvers at the shadow that loomed against the night sky, but the Devil escaped once again.

Eyewitness accounts of the Devil filled the newspapers, as well as photos and reports of cloven footprints that had been found in yards, woods and parking lots. The Philadelphia Zoo offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of the Devil, but there were no takers.

Then, as suddenly as it had come, the Devil vanished again.

The creature did not return again until 1927. A cab driver was changing a tire one night while headed for Salem. He had just finished when his car began shaking violently. He looked up to see a gigantic, winged figure pounding on the roof of his car. The driver, leaving his jack and flat tire behind, jumped into the car and quickly drove away. He reported the encounter to the Salem police.

In August 1930, berry pickers at Leeds Point and Mays Landing reported seeing the Devil, crashing through the fields and devouring blueberries and cranberries. It was reported again two weeks later to the north and then it disappeared again.

In November 1951, a group of children were allegedly cornered by the Devil at the Duport Clubhouse in Gibbstown. The creature bounded away without hurting anyone but reports claimed that it was spotted by dozens of witnesses before finally vanishing again.

Sightings continued here and there for years and then peaked once more in 1960 when bloodcurdling cries terrorized a group of people near Mays Landing. State officials tried to calm the nervous residents but no explanation could be found for the weird sounds. Policemen nailed signs and posters everywhere stating that the Jersey Devil was a hoax, but curiosity-seekers flooded into the area anyway. Harry Hunt, who owned the Hunt Brothers Circus, offered $100,000 for the capture of the beast, hoping to add it to his sideshow attractions. Needless to say, the monster was never snared.

The most recent sighting of the creature was said to have been in 1993 when a forest ranger named John Irwin was driving along the Mullica River in southern New Jersey. He was startled to find the road ahead of him blocked by the Jersey Devil. He described it as being about six-feet tall with horns and matted black fur. Could this have been the reported Jersey Devil - or some other creature altogether? Irwin stated that he and the creature stared at one another for several minutes before the monster finally turned and ran into the forest.

The lack of proof of the monster’s existence in these modern times leads many to believe the Devil was nothing more than a creation of New Jersey folklore.

If it was merely a myth, then how do we explain the sightings of the creature and the witness accounts from reliable persons like businessmen, police officers and even public officials? They are not easy to dismiss as hearsay or the result of heavy drinking. Could the Jersey Devil have been real after all? And if so, is it still out there in the remote regions of the Pine Barrens - just waiting to be found? - Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets / prairieghosts.com / americanfolklore.net


RECENT REPORTS

In Freehold, New Jersey, in 2007, a woman supposedly saw a huge creature with bat-like wings near her home. In August of the same year, a young man driving home near the border of Mount Laurel and Moorestown, New Jersey reported a similar sighting. He claimed that he spotted a "a creature resembling a gargoyle with enormous bat-like wings" perched in some trees near the road.

On January 23, 2008 the Jersey Devil was spotted again this time in Litchfield, Pennsylvania by a local resident that claims to have seen the creature come barreling out of the roof of his barn.

On January 19th, 2009, nearly 100 years after the frequent Jersey Devil sightings, a local New Jersey citizen from Swedesboro claimed to have seen the Jersey Devil. He was driving towards Woodstown at night and saw a large creature fly in front of his car. At first he thought it was a deer, so he slammed on the brakes, then he realized that the creature was flying and was much larger than a deer. The shape of the creature was unclear. The creature swiftly flew across the street and disappeared into the darkness of the woods.

In September 2009, a young man driving home on Interstate 80 near Parsippany, NJ claims spotting what he saw as "a black long-necked creature with a long tail" run across the road, and disappear into the darkness on the other side of the road. - The Jersey Devil

JERSEY DEVIL?

Location/Date: Near Trenton, New Jersey - March 4, 2002 - near midnight

Several witnesses were camping outside of town and late at night one of them was attempting to put out the bonfire when he heard the most awful and horrifying scream. It resembled that of an injured dog crossed with a scream of a woman. The witness dropped the flashlight and was joined by another witness.

Suddenly out of the woods a hideous and gruesome creature appeared. It did not look human, somewhat satyr-like in appearance and walked on two legs. It had a long tail like a dragon and wings like those unicorns in fantasy books. The beast took several steps towards the witnesses. One of them picked up and yelled at it and then shone his flashlight at it. The creature then turned towards the bushes and ran away from the area.

Source: Mystical Universe

NOTE: this report is similar to other 'Jersey Devil' reports though, Trenton is quite a distance from the Pine Barrens area where most sightings have been reported.

UFO MYSTERY IN THE PINE BARRENS

I received the following report in December 2009:

"I kept quiet about the following described incident for about 4 years and have decided to come forward, mostly because I heard that someone had a similar experience recently and is looking for answers."

"My mother and I were driving in south New Jersey in the middle of nowhere as we were in the process of moving to where we live now. The location was in the area of Shamong, NJ. It's out in the Pine Barrens notoriously known for the Jersey Devil. We were on Jackson Road which is deep in the middle of a thick forest with very few lights, though there is a raceway nearby. I wish I remembered the exact time and the date because I'm sure others had to have seen it since there was car in front of us and the raceway was packed with people. It was July and had to have been late in the evening as the sun was starting to set."

"So we are driving down the road we noticed a huge dark object flying from a very high distance to simply disappearing into the trees. The driver in front of us slammed on the brakes since it appeared that the object was going to crash into the road in front of us. My mother almost collided with them because she was looking at the object, but it traveled above and across the road. It was about the height of a typical two story home and flew straight into the woods. We were expecting to hear a loud crash, see an explosion, something.... but nothing happened."

"We sat there staring until a car approached from behind, so we left. We were both confused and since my mother fears things like this she just refuses to talk about the encounter. Also, Fort Dix and McGuire AFB aren't too far from that location. Did the military cover this up? But it looked mechanical and too big to be a drone or anything similar to that. The raceway was near there and the bleachers were facing the same direction as this object. Could there be an explanation or rational reason why this was never reported? I'm seeking answers." David J.

NOTE: was this a case of 'lost time'? David does seem confused on the time and date. I sent David an email for some followup information. He states that his mother has a clear memory of the incident but refuses to talk about it. I asked him if it may have been anything natural, but he insists that the object was definitely manmade. There are military training flights in that area according to sources I have talked to. Again, David insists it was not a jet or military craft. This link from January 2012 is a video of a strange atmospheric sound eminating from the Pine Barrens...Lon

SUGGEST READING

Tales Of The Jersey Devil

Phantom of the Pines: More Tales of the Jersey Devil

The Pine Barrens

Ghost Towns And Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Voices in the Pines: True Stories from the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Just the Facts?: Disney's Mystery Movie...'Tomorrowland' -- Wisconsin's Giant Skeletons -- No Justice For JonBenet


Disney's mystery movie: 'Tomorrowland'...is it about aliens or not?

So, Brad Bird’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi project for Disney – tentatively titled 1952 – now has its official name: Tomorrowland.

Rumors have been swirling online for months that Bird’s film – which will star George Clooney – is to be a Close Encounters-style UFO epic. Bird himself has remained tight-lipped.

In October of last year, Vulture reported on the movie’s mysterious back-story, which goes like this:

last spring, Disney’s head of production, Sean Bailey, arranged for screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens, Prometheus) to be given access to “one of the studio’s odder curiosities: a banker’s box of files and documents that had been left moldering in Walt Disney’s personal development lab, WED Enterprises, which later became the studio’s vaunted Imagineering department.”

According to Vulture’s “spies”, the box was originally labelled with the title of Disney’s 1965 comedy That Darn Cat!, which had been crossed out and in its place was written “1952.” Apparently, inside the box was a “collection of documents and primary source materials that, when looked at all together, indicated that someone had been working on a project (movie? Theme park ride?) about alien contact.”

The identity of this “someone” from Disney’s bygone era working on a project about alien contact was never specified, but I speculated that it might be Ward Kimball – who famously claimed to have worked on an aborted government-sponsored Disney UFO documentary that was supposed to have featured real UFO footage.

However, within hours of publishing his inside scoop on 1952, Vulture’s Claude Brodesser-Akner made a public apology, stating that he had “misunderstood” his source for his story and that Brad Bird’s movie “is not in fact about an alien encounter.”

Now, the movie’s screenwriter Damon Lindelof has chipped in with the following Tweet: “We won't tell you what it's about (yet), but we will tell you what it's NOT about. And that would be ALIENS.”

Teasing us even further, Brad Bird last week Tweeted a picture of the aforementioned “box of files and documents” which is serving as inspiration for this mysterious movie project...

This marks the beginning of what will surely be an elaborate marketing campaign for Tomorrowland, with the contents of the box clearly intended to spark further speculation about the film’s plot. So let the speculation continue...

Looking at the box, we are afforded a glimpse of a magazine cover – which is obviously an issue of Amazing Stories. To be precise, it’s the August 1928 issue, which famously laid the foundations for the adventures of Buck Rodgers in the story Armageddon 2419 A.D. However, the cover of the issue is not related to Buck Rodgers, but depicts a scene from the story The Skylark of Space, by E.E. Smith. You can read the full plot for The Skylark of Space here, but suffice to say it deals with the discovery and implications of free energy; interstellar travel; and, yes, aliens.

So, basically, what on Earth (or in space) Tomorrowland is about is still anyone’s guess. Care to guess, anyone? Who are the men pictured with Walt Disney in those photographs? What’s in those dusty files? What’s in that brown sleeve? Is that a music record? Is there film in that Technicolor box? If so, what’s on it?? Damn you Brad Bird and Disney!

Tomorrowland is scheduled for release December 19, 2014. Go to Silver Screen Saucers for further information.

The Dark Side of Disney

Walt Disney: An American Original


**********

The City of Lights - early 1900's


These are some of the most remarkable color images I have seen from this time period

Extremely Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris

**********

The Chemtrail And Orb/UFO Connection

My friend and colleague Rick Phillips has forwarded the follwoing link - The Chemtrail And Orb/UFO Connection - "As anyone who has been following UDCC for any length of time - you are aware of how potentially Chemtrails seem to be a link to the anomalous. And, as you know, many many folks, are beyond fascinated with what is going on in our skies; - and, some of them are regularly filming the Chemtrail phenomena and `coming up with' what often appear to be `orbs' associated with the Chemtrail `plane' - and its dispersion's into our atmosphere of who knows what."

Check it out...Lon

The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla

Beyond The Great Beyond


**********

A Giant Mystery: 18 Strange Skeletons Found in Wisconsin - Sons of God; Men of Renown

Giants where found in Racine last year. I had a chance to update this blog posting. I have been getting many emails about this topic and find that across Wisconsin there are more stories like this popping up. So you are wondering what is a giant and if it is what you are thinking that I have to be kidding you! Well I am not. They are as real as apple pie and whiskey. For over a year I have been reading books and information on giant dig sites and finds. I would like to share some of the information with you that is right at your finger tips.

First, One must wonder how much can a giant lift if twice the size of a average human today? Could they be responsible for Stone Henge and the Pyramids? Are these the Giants the Bible & many other civilizations have in their history and painted on their walls. The Bible in Genisis 6:4 " There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old men of renown. " Now this is faulty logic to any scientist out there because I am using religous/cultural history to fill a hole in science.

Over 200 Giant digs have been found in recent years. Giant skeleton finds have not made the local/national news since the 1950's for the most part. It seems in most peoples opinion do to the fear that people would question evolution . If anything a de-evolution.

Their heights ranged between 7.6ft and 10 feet and their skulls "presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America to-day." They tend to have a double row of teeth, 6 fingers, 6 toes and like humans came in differant races. The teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars. Heads usually found are elongated believed due to longer than normal life span. Continue reading at South Milwaukee Now

Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins & Other Tales from the Back Forty

Digging and Discovery, 2nd edition: Wisconsin Archaeology (New Badger History)


**********

Revelation: Grand Jury voted to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents for her death

A grand jury voted to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents in 1999 on charges of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecutor never signed the indictment, according to a new report by The Daily Camera.

Then-Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter told media back then that he did not believe his office had enough evidence to file any charges, though the Ramsey family remained prime suspects for years before being absolved in 2008.

Click over to The Daily Camera to read the full report.

Child abuse resulting in death charged with "knowingly and recklessly" is a Class II felony that could have resulted in up to 48 years in prison.

On Dec. 26, 1996, 6-year-old JonBenet was found bludgeoned and strangled to death in the basement of her family home. A ransom note from an anonymous group of individuals "that represent a foreign faction" asking for $118,000 in exchange for the safe return of JonBenet was found just hours before, but no call ever came from a kidnapper and it was never linked to a murderer.

The entire Ramsey family was cleared of any involvement in the murder of JonBenet back in 2008, thanks to then newly discovered DNA evidence, according to 9News. Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's mother, died 2 years earlier in 2006 of ovarian cancer, tragically, she was still considered a possible suspect when she died.

Beginning in 2010, investigators reopened the case and launched a fresh round of interviews with witnesses that could provide more insight into the murder, according to ABC News, but nothing fruitful came of those interviews.

The DNA evidence still points to an "unexplained third party" that serves as a vague lead for authorities still pursuing the case, TIME magazine reported.

According to 7News, Boulder police have tested more than 150 DNA samples and investigated nearly the same amount of potential suspects in their ongoing investigation, but none have ever been linked to the crime.

After all these years, Boulder police have received thousands of tips about her murder and still receive several monthly. Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said in 2010 that he personally gets five or more tips each month, according to Fox31. The ones that have potential are passed along to Boulder police's Major Case Unit. There have been plenty of false leads as well, including most famously John Mark Karr -- who bizarrely admitted to being with JonBenet the night of her death, but DNA evidence later cleared him of any wrongdoing in this case.

It remains one of the most notorious murders in U.S. history and a decade and a half later there is still no justice for JonBenet.

If she were alive today, JonBenet would be nearing her 23rd birthday on August 6. - THP

NOTE: this case still leaves me with a bad feeling...like someone was paid off to look the other way. The DNA evidence later recovered seems contrived IMO...Lon

The Cases That Haunt Us

Umbrella of Suspicion: Investigating the death of JonBenet Ramsey

In My Opinion: JonBenet Ramsey, the Travesty of Innocence Revisited

Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases


Monday, January 28, 2013

Update: Unknown Hominid Trail Cam Image



UPDATE: I received the following information on this unknown hominid image that was posted originally on Dec. 7th, 2012:

Hey Lon. I was browsing your site and came across and article and picture of a bigfoot or humanoid figure taken from a trail cam. It just so happens that I run a paranormal investigation group out of mid-Michigan called The Paranormal Research and Investigative Society of Michigan (P.R.I.S.O.M). Recently, we had a member have someone tell him about his friend who had these eerie photos off of a trail cam and wanted to see what they were. Upon learning this member was active in the paranormal community, he got a picture (the exact same one) and gave it to him. According to his story, this photo was taken in Alpena, Michigan which is in the upper part of the mitten. The owner of this pic apparently has a couple more which we are trying to get. I don’t know if this photo came from this area or if this is a hoax but I thought you might like a little more info on it. Thanks for your time...Tom Vlassis

NOTE: the area around Thunder Bay, Michigan has had a fair number of Bigfoot sightings and other strange phenomena. At least now, we have an idea of where the image was captured...Lon


-----
Original post:

This image was posted on the Chasing Trophy Whitetails Facebook page. The brief commentary attached to the image is posted below. What do you think it is?

What did Chasing Trophy Whitetails fan Michael Rogers catch on his gamecam?

This is one of several pics that my buddy got on his game camera back in November. It came by on November 11 and then again on November 18. Has anyone else seen anything like this before?

No location was provided, which is understandable. I'd like to say that this is it a Bigfoot-like hominid, though it is rather odd in appearance. Frankly...the legs and the body type remind me of the 'Goatman' descriptions from Prince Georges Co, Maryland back in the 1970s. Is this an image of a unknown humanoid? It could very well be. I'm currently investigating several sightings of strange humanoids (that resemble Bigfoot-type hominids) near unidentified flying craft that descended to the ground. There have been footprints similar to Bigfoot as well as another unknown being that has prints that resemble those of a turkey or chicken...but over 12" in length and width! That report is forthcoming...as soon as the timeline of the sightings and encounters have been established and recorded. Stay tuned...Lon

The Cryptoterrestrials: A Meditation on Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us

The UFO Singularity: Why Are Past Unexplained Phenomena Changing Our Future? Where Will Transcending the Bounds of Current Thinking Lead? How Near is the Singularity?

The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestial Pop Culture