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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Just the Facts?: 'Starchild' Update -- Market's Ghostly Visitor -- Vatican Denies Pope Francis Performed 'Exorcism'

'Starchild' update

Lloyd Pye posted the following:

1. We've enjoyed considerable forward momentum establishing the support of capable businessmen (something I am definitely not) in Tampa. They are laying the groundwork for a wide-reaching campaign to raise the funds we need to recover the Starchild's genome. It will not be a Kickstarter campaign, it will be more personal than that. The details are not quite ready to reveal, but topnotch people are hard at work on every aspect of the campaign.

2. The "small DNA kits" that were purchased with donations a few months ago have now been used up, and the results are several hundred million of the Starchild's base pairs. We are MUCH further along now in terms of collecting DNA data, but now we have the problem of interpreting such data with very limited computer equipment. That problem will be solved when we have the money needed to sequence the genome, but suffice to say that at every turn of the DNA screw, the Starchild moves farther and farther from human. From all we can determine at this point, it's a dead-lock cinch that the Starchild's DNA will prove beyond any possible doubt to be as alien as we can imagine.

3. I will be discussing the Starchild in a new TV show on the Travel Channel called "Mysteries of National Parks." Recently I flew to be filmed discussing the many UFO sightings in and around Joshua Tree National Park. They also have many sightings of the "Yucca Man" hominoids, which are the local name for their bigfoot/sasquatch type of hair-covered bipedal primate. I also discussed those, but it's hard to know what will survive the editing process.

4. The USA's top forensic artist, Lois Gibson, is creating what we hope will become the definitive (and iconic) image of the Starchild as it might have looked in life. Lois is based in Houston, and her masterful portraits of rapists, murderers, and child-stealers, and her age-progressions of long-missing children, have led to over 300 successful convictions of criminals, and the return of dozens of missing children. She combines the skills of a fine artist with a "sixth sense" of perception, which has made her #1 in her field. As soon as her image of the Starchild is completed, we will make it available.

Your donations allow us to continue providing free public information about the Starchild Skull, maintain the StarchildProject.com website, and fund ongoing work with the Skull. Thank you for your support!

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New Mexico Bigfoot

The Valles Caldera is an enormous volcanic crater in the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico, known for its elk herds.

Now the area is getting attention for what else may be living there.

According to some field researchers, the area has perfect living conditions for Bigfoot.

They even provide proof, a video that brought investigators from the Finding Bigfoot TV series , that airs on Animal Planet, to New Mexico.

See what you think after watching what was caught on this video: Bigfoot thermal

On an episode of Finding Bigfoot, the team from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization heads to the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico.

The BFRO came to New Mexico late last year after a thermal video was taken in 2011 by another man on an expedition to find Bigfoot.

Now, the team is trying to figure out the size of the image to make sure it's not just another camper by comparing it to a picture of Bobo, one of their researchers, who is standing in the same place. - KRQE

NOTE: they need to go west in the Four Corners...Lon

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Market's Ghostly Visitor

Video: Wellington Market's Ghostly Visitor

Some things have to be seen to be believed.

Which is perhaps unfortunate for anyone trying to prove that Wellington Indoor Market is haunted.

A ‘probably explainable’ video has been posted on YouTube, sort of showing what could possibly be construed as a ghost-like figure making its way up the stairs and pulling some boxes over in the Victorian building in Telford, Shropshire.

The events were captured at 2.22am on May 4, according to Town and Country Markets, which posted the video. Though the time and date – much like the ghost – can’t be seen just before the boxes fall.

Market manager Kay Boaky is certainly a believer. Kay said after finding boxes all over the floor that morning, they went straight to CCTV to see if there had been an intruder.

‘We couldn’t believe what we saw. All the hairs stood up on the back of my neck,’ Kay told the Shropshire Star.

‘There was nobody there when the boxes fell off. We watched it again and we could see the shadow walking up the stairs then chucking the boxes over.’

The video, which asks ‘did you see it?’, has sparked some comments.

‘i dont see a damn thing’, replied viewer john simmons.

Nevertheless, this is not the first time ghostly goings on have been talked about at this market. There have also been reports of a ghost, possibly with clean hands, a bit of a cold and a short temper.

‘Once there were two people alone in the market,’ said Kay.

‘They were talking when they heard coughing coming from the other side of the building. They thought there must be someone else there but when they looked around it was totally empty.

‘We also have times where the hand-dryer starts on its own or doors slam.’

PJ Godsell, from investigators Mercia Paranormal, described the video as ‘quite interesting’.

‘My initial reactions from watching the video is that this is probably explainable.

‘But we would never say 100 per cent that it is not paranormal.’ - Metro


Vatican denies Pope Francis performed 'exorcism'

The Vatican has denied claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism, after TV images showed a man apparently reacting to him putting his hands on his head.

The encounter - during Sunday Mass - was shown on a TV channel owned by the Italian bishops' conference.

The station quoted exorcists as saying there was "no doubt" the Pope had either performed an exorcism or a prayer to free the man from the devil.

Its director later apologised for "having altered the truth".

The Pope's spokesman said he "did not intend to perform any exorcism".

"Rather as he frequently does with the sick or suffering who come his way, he simply intended to pray for a suffering person," said Federico Lombardi in a statement.

The footage shows a young man, who is in a wheelchair, opening his mouth and either screaming or breathing deeply as the Pope puts his hands on his head and prays for him during the Mass in St Peter's Square.

The man then convulses and slumps in his chair.

On Tuesday, the director of the TV station which broadcast the pictures, TV 2000, apologised for the report, saying: "I don't want to attribute to him a gesture that he didn't intend to perform."

"I apologise for having altered the truth of the facts and for the people who are involved, in particular I apologise to the Holy Father," said Dino Boffo.

Religious figures in Rome had insisted the act had been an exorcism.

They included the Vatican's former chief exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, who was quoted by Italian media as saying the act "was an exorcism alright" and that he had since performed his own exorcism on the young man, who he said was called Angelo.

Exorcism is the ancient practice of driving out demons or evil spirits from a person or place they are thought to possess. It is practised by some Roman Catholics but treated with deep scepticism by others. - BBC

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