Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Voronezh Incident


Summary: On September 27, 1989 in Voronezh, Russian Federation several young children claimed to have seen a three-eyed alien with a robot escort. The alien was said to be about nine foot tall. The craft, according to eye witness testimony, landed on the outskirts of the city. Shortly thereafter, the tall alien appeared, and upon seeing the young lad, shot a type of weapon at him, causing him to vanish before the eyes of the other people around him.

Incident: One of the most bizarre accounts of UFO folklore involves an incident that allegedly occurred in Voronezh, Russia. This case was reported in the United States by the St. Louis Dispatch. The story was originally published on October 11, 1989, in America, but its origin was the Russian newspaper TASS.

The report recounts the adventures of several young children who claimed to have seen a three-eyed alien with a robot escort. The alien was said to be about nine foot tall. The craft, according to eye witness testimony, landed on the outskirts of the city. Shortly thereafter, the tall alien appeared, and upon seeing the young lad, shot a type of weapon at him, causing him to vanish before the eyes of the other people around him.

There are several important elements one must keep in mind regarding this extremely strange case of a close encounter. The original details of the case were brought forward by Genrikh Silanov, head of the Voronezh Geophysical Laboratory, who gave details to the TASS agency. Silanov stated that the media took an enormous amount of creative freedom with his report.

"Don't believe all you hear from Tass," he stated." We never gave them part of what they published."

The agency had informed the entire world that Russian scientists had confirmed that an alien spaceship carrying giants with tiny heads had landed in Voronezh, a city of over 800,000 people located about 300 miles southeast of Moscow. They stated that as many as three of these giant creatures had emerged from the alien ship. The ship was described as a large, shining ball. These strange creatures were said to have walked in a nearby park, accompanied by a menacing robot. Ironically, TASS was the only media member to print the story in Russia. The newspaper Pravda declined to print, or comment on the strange tale.


In defense of the TASS account, Soviet reporter Skaya Kultura said that the agency was following the ''the golden rule of journalism." "The reader must know everything.''

The TASS account stated that the UFO landed in Voronezh on September 27, 1989, at 6:30 P.M. Young boys playing soccer witnessed the event, stating that a pinkish glow preceded the descent of the unusual flying craft. The pink glow became a deep red as it touched down. Most witnesses described the object as a flattened, disc shape. A crowd quickly gathered, and peered through a hatch that opened. They saw a ''three-eyed alien'' about 10 feet tall, clad in silvery overalls and bronze-colored boots and wearing a disk on his chest. "

The TASS account also stated: "A boy screamed with fear, but when the alien gazed at him, with eyes shining, he fell silent, unable to move. Onlookers screamed, and the UFO and the creatures disappeared."

According to the report, about five minutes later, they reappeared. The alien had an object similar to a pistol - a tube about 20 inches long, which it pointed at an unidentified 16-year-old boy, making him disappear. The alien went inside the sphere, which then took off. At the same time, the boy reappeared.

"Children and eyewitnesses of the abnormal phenomenon have been questioned by police workers and journalists," wrote E. Efremov, the Voronezh correspondent for Soviet Skaya Kultura."

"There are no discrepancies in the description of the sphere itself or the actions of the aliens. Moreover, all the children who became witnesses to this event are still afraid, even now."

Several drawings were made by some of the children who supposedly witnessed the events of Voronezh. A couple of these are included here. One of the drawings showed the Cyrillic alphabet character "zhe" on the side of the UFO.

TASS listed three witnesses' names, all of whom were youngsters. They also stated that a group of international researchers would be investigating the claims of the witnesses.

Voronezh residents interviewed later claimed they had observed this UFO not just during the above incident but also many times on September 21, 23, 29 and October 2, between 6 and 9 PM. Some of these incidents involved a different entity: small, with grayish-green face and blue overcoat resembling a loose raincoat.

This phenomenal account is still in need of more eye witness testimony and research. The Voronezh landing remains an unsolved mystery.

Some of the children of Voronezh: Lena Sarokina; Vasya Surin; Vova Startsev; Alyosha Nikonov. (credit: Michael Hesemann)
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Strange Tale of the 3-Eyed Alien That Zapped a Boy!

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 11, 1989 - MOSCOW - A three-eyed alien with a robot sidekick landed aboard a spaceship and made a boy vanish by zapping him with a pistol, a Soviet newspaper reported Tuesday in a second day of strange tales in the state-run media.

But as the bizarre saga of the space invasion of the city of Voronezh unfolded for a second day, a scientist whose words were used to buttress the first published report voiced doubts and said he was in part misquoted.

''Don't believe all you hear from Tass,'' Genrikh Silanov, head of the Voronezh Geophysical Laboratory, said from Voronezh in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. ''We never gave them part of what they published.''

On Monday, the usually staid, official Soviet news agency told the world that scientists had confirmed that an alien spaceship carrying giant people with tiny heads had touched down in Voronezh, a city of more than 800,000 people about 300 miles southeast of Moscow.

As many as three aliens 13 feet tall left the spacecraft, described as a large shining ball, and walked in the park with a small robot, Tass reported. A Tass duty officer stood by the story. ''It is not April Fools' today,'' he said.

The purported close encounter in Voronezh was only the latest weird tale to appear in the Soviet media. Under the policy of glasnost, or openness, the media have recently told of other sightings of unidentified flying objects and the yeti, or Abominable Snowman.

Monday's report spawned rumors in Moscow, including one that the aliens told Voronezh residents the Earth would be destroyed by the year 2000 if people didn't stop polluting it.

Nonetheless, a Communist Party paper whose avowed mission is to write about culture was the only major national daily to print anything Tuesday about the UFO, indicating that more authoritative newspapers like Pravda had thought the topic too hot to handle.

Sovietskaya Kultura said its coverage had been motivated by ''the golden rule of journalism: The reader must know everything.''

The daily quoted witnesses as saying that the UFO flew into Voronezh on Sept 27. At 6:30 p.m., it said, boys playing soccer saw a pink glow in the sky, then saw a deep red ball about 10 yards in diameter. The ball circled, vanished, then reappeared minutes later and hovered, it said.

A crowd rushed to the site, Sovietskaya Kultura said, and through an open hatch saw a ''three-eyed alien'' about 10 feet tall, clad in silvery overalls and bronze-colored boots and wearing a disk on his chest.

The newspaper, quoting witnesses, gave this account:

The UFO landed. Two creatures, one apparently a robot, exited. A boy screamed with fear, but when the alien gazed at him, with eyes shining, he fell silent, unable to move. Onlookers screamed, and the UFO and the creatures disappeared.

About five minutes later, they reappeared. The alien had a ''pistol'' - a tube about 20 inches long, which it pointed at an unidentified 16-year-old boy, making him disappear. The alien went inside the sphere, which took off. At the same time, the boy reappeared.

''Children and eyewitnesses of the abnormal phenomenon have been questioned by police workers and journalists,'' wrote E. Efremov, the Voronezh correspondent for Sovietskaya Kultura. ''There are no discrepancies in the description of the sphere itself or the actions of the 'aliens.' Moreover,
all the children who became witnesses to this event are still afraid, even now.''

It gave the names of only three witnesses, all youngsters.

Scientists from a nationwide group that investigates ''abnormal phenomena'' were looking into the landing, the newspaper said.

Artist's rendition of the Voronezh landing by Elena Penkova
Sketches of the UFOs and robots/beings drawn by some of the witnesses. The top-left drawing of the UFO and robot is by sixth-grader Roma Torshin; and the top-right drawing by Genya Blinov. (credit: Hesemann / Jacques Vallee)
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Soviets Report Alien Sighting

Associated Press, Oct. 9, 1989

By JOHN IAMS Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW (AP) -- The official Tass news agency said today that scientists have confirmed the landing of an alien spaceship carrying giant people with tiny heads.

The report was the latest strange tale in the official Soviet media, which under the policy of glasnost, "or openess," have recently told of other sightings of unidentified flying objects and alien creatures.

"Scientists have confirmed that an unidentified flying object recently landed in a park in the Russian city of Voronezh," Tass said in a dispatch from the city, 300 miles southeast of Moscow. "They have also identified the landing site and found traces of aliens who made a short promenade about the park."

Tass said Voronezh residents saw a large shining ball or disk hovering over the park. They reported that the UFO landed and up to three creatures similar to humans emerged, accompanied by a small robot, Tass said.

"The aliens were three or even four meters (9 to 12 feet) tall, but with very small heads," the news agency quoted witnesses as saying. "They walked near the ball or disc and then disappeared inside."

The report was similar to a story last summer in the daily newspaper Socialist Industry, which told of a purported "close encounter" between a milkmaid and an alien in Central Russia's Perm region.

In that report, Lyubov Medvedev was quoted as saying she encountered an alien creature "resembling a man, but taller than average with short legs." The creature, she said, had "only a small knob instead of a head."

The Tass report, which did not give the date of the purported landing in Voronezh, said onlookers were "overwhelmed with a fear that lasted for several days."

Genrikh Silanov, head of the Voronezh Geophysical Laboratory, told Tass that scientists investigating the UFO report found a 20-yard depression with four deep dents as well as two pieces of unidentified rocks.

"At first glance, they looked like sandstone of a deep-red color. However, mineralogical analysis has shown that the substance cannot be found on Earth," Tass quoted Silanov as saying. "However, additional tests are needed to reach a more definite conclusion."

Silanov said the landing site and path taken by the aliens were confirmed using the "biolocation" method of tracking, but Tass didn't explain what that was.

Further confirmation came from witnesses, who were not told of the experiments and whose accounts matched precisely the scientific findings, Tass said.

The Tass report said residents also reported recent sightings of a "banana-shaped" object in the sky.

In July, Tass disputed a report in Socialist Industry quoting a UFO specialist, A. Kuzovkin, as saying a 26-foot-wide patch of burned ground near southern Moscow was probably caused by the landing of a UFO.

Tass said firefighters believe a haystack simply caught fire and scorched the ground.

Sketch of the object by one of the children who witnessed the object.

Click for video - Voronezh, Russia UFO Landing and Giant Aliens September 27, 1989

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WAS IT A HOAX?

In the Russian Federation, the case was welcomed by official sources and the medias. The account was published in a Swiss newspaper, which made the case seem solid and real. Unfortunately, this may not be the case.

Genrikh Silanov, head of the Voronezh Geophysical Laboratory, told Tass that scientists investigating the UFO report found a 20-yard depression with four deep dents as well as two pieces of unidentified rocks.

What kind of substance? What was the composition? The Voronezh case is possibly a hoax. Silanov declared the landing site and path taken by the aliens were confirmed by their use of a "biolocation" tracking method.

Silanov stated:

"To locate the place of landing, we had recourse to the technique of biological magnetism", indicated the chief of the laboratory of the expedition sent in the park, Guenrikh Silanov. "It is a circular surface of 20 meters in diameter. Four depressions of 4 A 5 centimetres of depth and 14 to 16 centimetres in diameter are quite visible there. They form a rhombus. We also took two samples of the mysterious ground. At first sight they resemble dark red sandstone. However, after mineralogical analysis, we established that it was a rock without equivalent on Earth. To give a more precise conclusion, we need to make complex additional studies."

French ufologist Jean-Jacques Velasco contacted Silanov by phone, starting a written correspondance. Silanov offered more unusual claims including his group had telepathic contacts with extraterrestrials.

Silanov is not a scientist...his laboratory is a private structure and he is a member of a UFO hunter group. Silanov collected the drawings from the children, revealing the controverted symbol of UMMO on the spacecraft.

The media could not retrieve adult witnesses of the close encounter, despite the thousands of witnesses reported.

Tass was the official media of the government and presented the party line, even under the policy of Glasnost. Despite this fact, it remains as one of the strangest tales from the from the Russians.

Sources:
ufoevidence.org
ufocasebook.com
"Flying Saucer Review" #34
The Associated Press
"MUFON UFO Journal" #259 & #260
UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 11, 1989
UFOs the Secret History : The Secret History
ufopsi.com
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The UFO Evidence - Volume 2 : A Thirty Year Report
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The Soviet Ufo Files: Paranormal Encounters Behind the Iron Curtain


Odds & Ends: Possessed Doll Annabelle is Real -- Police Squad Car UFO Encounter -- Missouri Cattle Mutilations


Annabelle is Real: 'The Conjuring' Doll

One of the creepiest parts of the truly scary The Conjuring is the evil possessed doll Annabelle, who makes up the cornerstone of Ed and Lorraine Warren's spooky museum of trophies. Director James Wan redesigned Annabelle for the movie, giving her a much more disturbing appearance, but in real life Annabelle was just your run of the mill Raggedy Ann doll.

Donna got Annabelle from her mother in 1970; mom bought the used doll at a hobby store. Donna was a college student at the time, and living with a roommate named Angie, and at first neither thought the doll was anything special. But over time they noticed Annabelle seemed to move on her own; at first it was really subtle, just changes in position, the kinds of things that could be written off as the doll being jostled. But the movement increased, and within a few weeks it seemed to become fully mobile. The girls would leave the apartment with Annabelle on Donna's bed and return home to find it on the couch.

Their friend Lou hated the doll. He thought there was something deeply wrong with it, something evil, but the girls were modern women and didn't believe that sort of thing. There must be an explanation, they reasoned. But soon Annabelle's actions got even weirder - Donna began to find pieces of parchment paper in the house with messages written on it. "Help us," they would say, or "Help Lou." Just to make the whole thing that much creepier nobody in the house had parchment paper. Where the hell was it coming from?

The escalation continued. One night Donna returned home to find Annabelle in her bed, with blood on her hands. The blood - or some sort of red liquid - seemed to be coming from the doll itself. That was enough; Donna finally agreed to bring in a medium. The sensitive sat with the doll and told the girls that long before their apartment complex had been built there had been a field on that property. A seven year old girl named Annabelle Higgins had been found dead in that field. Her spirit remained, and when the doll came into the house the girl latched on to it. She found Donna and Angie to be trustworthy. She just wanted to stay with them. She wanted to be safe with them.

Being sweet, nurturing types - they were both nursing students - Donna and Angie agreed to let Annabelle stay with them. And that's when all hell broke loose.

Lou started having bad dreams, dreams where Annabelle was in his bed, climbing up his leg as he lay frozen, sliding up his chest to his neck and closing her stuffed hands around his throat, choking him out. He would wake up terrified, head pounding like all blood had been cut off to his brain. He was freaking out. He was worried about the girls.

A few days later he and Angie were hanging out, planning a road trip, when they heard someone moving around in Donna's room. They froze - was it a break in? Was there an intruder in the apartment? Lou crept over to the door, listening to rustling within. He threw open the door and everything was as it should be - except Annabelle was off the bed and sitting in a corner. As he approached the doll Lou was consumed with that feeling, a burning on the back of the neck that indicates someone was staring at you and he spun around. Nobody was there. The room was empty. And then sudden pain on his chest. He looked in his shirt and saw a series of raking claw marks, rough ditches in his flesh that burned. He knew Annabelle had done it.

The weird claw marks began healing almost immediately. They were totally gone in two days. They were like no wounds any of them had ever seen before. They knew they needed more help, and they turned to an Episcopalian priest, who in turned called in Ed and Lorraine Warren.

It didn't take the Warrens long to come to their conclusion: there was no ghost in this case. There was an inhuman spirit - a demon - attached to the doll. But they warned that the doll wasn't possessed; demons don't possess things, only people. It was clinging to the doll, manipulating it, in order to give the impression of a haunting. The target was really Donna's soul.

A priest performed an exorcism on the apartment and the Warrens took possession of the doll. They put it in a bag and began the long drive home; Ed agreed to stay off the highways because there was a concern that the demon might fuck with the car, and at 65 miles an hour that would be disastrous. And sure enough, as they drove on the back roads, the engine kept cutting out, the power steering kept failing and even the brakes gave them trouble. Ed opened the bag, sprinkled the doll with holy water and the disturbances stopped... for the moment.

Ed left the doll next to his desk; it began levitating. That happened a couple of times and then it seemed to just quit, finally laying quiet. But in a couple of weeks Annabelle was back to her old tricks; she started appearing in different rooms in the Warren home. Sensing that the doll was ramping back up the Warrens called in a Catholic priest to exorcise Annabelle. The priest didn't take it seriously, telling Annabelle "You're just a doll. You can't hurt anyone!" Big mistake: on his way home the priest's brakes failed, and his car was totaled in a horrible accident. He survived.

Eventually the Warrens built a locked case for Annabelle, and she resides there to this day. The locked case seems to have kept the doll from moving around, but it seems like that whatever terrible entity is attached to it is still there, waiting. Biding its time. Ready for the day when it can again be free. - Bad Ass Digest

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Dennis Brekke -- sheriff of Warren, Minn., in 1979 -- stands in front of the car that reportedly was struck by a UFO that year. Brekke said the incident began when deputy Val Johnson decided to check out a bright light. Johnson's vehicle eventually collided with a foreign object that shattered the police car's headlight, dented the hood, cracked the windshield and bent two antennas. (AP Photo/The Grand Forks Herald, Jenna Watson)

'UFO squad car' still a talker at Minnesota county fair

Back home for her 55th class reunion, Janet Anderson visited the Marshall County Historical Society Museum. It's a routine stop whenever she and husband Lyle return to their hometown from their residence in Sun Valley, Idaho.

The top museum attraction for the Andersons -- and many others -- is a patrol car from what's commonly known as the "Warren UFO Encounter" of 1979, the Grand Forks Herald reported (http://bit.ly/148lokR ).

"Most of this kind of stuff, I don't believe," Janet said. "But I believe this story. You have to believe in some things that you don't understand."

The Andersons aren't alone. During county fair week each summer, museum visitors routinely number 5,000.

"The car is the single item that most people mention as their reason for coming here," said Kent Broten, the museum president.

Added Vice President Mike Johnson: "People drive hundreds of miles out of their way to see it. At least, that's what they tell me."

Dennis Brekke, the county sheriff in 1979 and now retired, regaled the Andersons and others about the incident, which involved Deputy Val Johnson, who is believed to now live somewhere in Wisconsin. Johnson appeared on "Good Morning America" soon after the incident, but quickly grew tired of interviews and attention about the episode.

Bit by bit, Brekke recounted details that baffled investigators, including Honeywell scientists:

The patrol car left skid marks of 800 feet. Johnson suffered "welder-type" burns to his eyes from bright lights. The car's two antennas bent, one at a 90-degree angle, one at 45 degrees. Both the patrol car's clock and Johnson's watch stopped for 14 minutes. Johnson remembered nothing during a 40-minute time period. The windshield was cracked, but the force of the damage didn't seem to come from either outside or inside forces.

"Val told me that he knew something happened, but he didn't remember what it was," Brekke said. "The last thing he remembered was a big light that came all of a sudden."

County officials wanted the patrol car, a rust-colored 1977 LTD with only 60,000 miles on it, repaired and returned to the fleet. However, Brekke said, he persuaded them to leave it as it was for public consumption.

"People like strange and unusual things they don't understand," Brekke said.

The Warren UFO has resulted in two programs on the History Channel and another in 2012 on the Travel Channel, according to Herald archives.

Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis is making the Warren episode part of his upcoming book on Minnesota UFO sightings and other phenomena such as crop circles and creatures such as Bigfoot.

"Some people who come to my talks believe in this and some are skeptical yet still curious," Lewis said. "Some are hoaxes, planes or satellites, but some are unexplained. I leave it up to the audience to make up their own minds.

"Plus, I simply don't know. After more than 20 years of doing this, I'm left with more questions than answers."

However, 82-year-old Ethel Thorlacius, who has worked at the museum for decades, has witnessed a trend.

"At first, a lot of people made fun of it," she said. "But there's a different mentality now. People are much more likely to believe there is something different out there, that we're not alone." - Twin Cities

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Missouri Rancher Discovers Three Mutilated Cows; UFO Group Investigating Alien Theory

Lyn Mitchell, a Missouri rancher living about 80 miles from Kansas City, has reported three cow deaths on her property. That wouldn't be unusual were it not for the state the carcasses were found in.

The most recent cow was discovered in the field, her tongue removed, her teats cut off, her heart removed and dangling outside of her body. When the rancher moved her, there was a strange, char-like pattern in the dead grass.

What does all this mean? One theory: alien experimentation.

The vet said that there was no blood on the ground, the cuts were precise, and that the heart and chest cavity had little blood in them, which was very unusual and unexplainable. He vet also said that he knew animals did not cause the wounds. He looked for bullet holes or other injuries to the cow but could find none, and he does not know the cause of death.

Mitchell says she's found two of her other bovines in similar states. One had her entire udder, anus and tongue removed. In 2011, she says, she found a heifer calf with her tongue, genitalia and jaw muscle removed.

Mitchell told news station KSHB that she's open to the possibility that these bizarre surgeries were performed by aliens who touched down on her property. Daily RFT would like to posit a slightly more plausible but equally worrisome solution: A total freaking psycho is loose in Henry County and he/she is now the proud owner of cow cadaver anus, udder, tongue and teats and doing who knows what with them.

To that end, we put in a call to the Henry County sheriff's department to find out what they have in terms of human leads -- we'll update if we hear back. - Riverfront Times

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Rihanna ‘enlisting help of psychic as she is paranoid about losing her fame’

If she’s not on stage performing for her fans, she’s in the studio, on Twitter or lapping up the life of luxury on a yacht with pals.

Constantly doing something, the 25-year-old has also turned superstitious and has invested in a Buddhist fortune-teller and a psychic for help.

‘Rihanna is exhausted at the moment and feeling lonely,’ a source said.

‘She’s worried her fans could turn against her and is also convinced she’ll lose her fame.

‘It’s made her really superstitious. She sees signs and omens in normal events.

‘Rihanna has been to see a psychic and a fortune-teller, and asked for a look into her future.’

But in addition to her physcic, she’s also got best pal Cara Delevingne on side to help her out.

The source added to The Sun: ‘She has also been spending more and more time with model Cara Delevingne.

‘She has a phone that only Cara and her mum can reach her on. When they are together they stay up all night talking and drinking.

‘Cara is the person she turns to for everything these days, especially when she’s feeling down.

‘They speak and text constantly and are trying to spend as much time together as possible.

‘Rihanna’s bodyguards have a nightmare because they disappear down stairwells and out side doors and go out on childish jaunts when they are out together.’ - Metro

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Eucharist Miracle? Communion Wafer Turns Blood Red


NOTE: This story has been translated, so please keep that in mind when you read.

MEXICO, STATE OF JALISCO. CITY OF GUADALAJARA (the state capital). Wednesday, July 24, 2012. In the parish Maria Madre de la Iglesia, colônia Jardines de la Paz, the priest José Dolores Castellanos Gudiño - known as priest Lolo - revealed a transcendental experience: being in prayer, he listened a voice that instructed him to communicate a divine message to the community .

In the words of the priest, the voice told him: My dear apostle Dolores, today is a great day. The bells must ring for for call those that will come from all corners. I will pour out blessings for those who will be present.

A blessing would have been manifested immediately, in a Eucharistic miracle: when he opened the shrine (where communion wafers are stored), was there - inside the goblet of Consecration, a communion wafer dipped in a dark red liquid.

As had been determined by divine command, the priest announced the fact. Of course, quickly, the faithfuls began to say that the liquid is the blood of the Christ, Jesus.


But still in the Wednesday (24/07/2013), when chalice and communion wafer were placed in sight of the believers, the tumult in the interior of the temple was inevitable and demanded the intervention of police and religious leaders (above).

Always cautious with all the called miraculous occurrences related to Christianity Roman Catholic, the Mexican representatives of the Church of the Vatican, or the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, on Thursday (25/07/2013), promoted the celebration of Mass, at noon. The temple stood filled.

While this, the chalice with the communion wafer were removed from public display and duly forwarded for analysis. The case also has been duly registered according local legal proceedings.

Priest José Dolores Castellanos Gudino

Before stating any miracle is needed make examinations to determine if the red liquid is, in fact, hematic - blood and if is human blood. This is the first step to science and religion can confirm or reject the miraculous nature (supernatural or divine) event.

Wanted by the media, priest Lolo was not found. (Another classic measure of the Church of Vatican in its strategy of discretion around alleged miracles). Another priest explained that "Lolo" was not in the the parish, but was working on other activities.

After Mass on Thursday (25/07/2013), the church of Madre María de la Iglesia was closed to the public, leaving open only the Chapel and Atrium. Also the sacristy and office of the church were closed too. Was only allowed entry of journalists publishing Semanário. Outside, many reporters and onlookers crowded the place in search of news about "the communion wafer that bleeds".

The Archdiocese of Guadalajara issued a statement in which says that Archbishop J. Francisco Robles Ortega, acquainted with the case, asked the monsignor Ramiro Valdés, Vicar General of that Diocese, to follow the investigations until they reach a conclusive result, no mistakes. The statement also highlights ... It is not impossible that Jesus manifestes up this way ...

NOTE: These 'Eucharist Miracles' have happened worldwide and in the United States...Communion wafer turns "blood red" in South St. Paul. Lon

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Just the Facts?: Curse of the Iceman -- World's Biggest Mushroom? -- 'I fathered a child with an alien'



'Curse of the Iceman' Linked to Scientist's Death

The seventh person connected to the discovery of a prehistoric man found in the Alps has died, adding to the legend of a curse behind the ancient warrior.

Is Oetzi haunting his discoverers?

That a 63-year-old man should die of natural causes would normally raise few eyebrows. But when that man was a scientist connected to the discovery of a 5,300-year-old frozen corpse known as Oetzi the Iceman -- and the seventh such person to die within a year -- talk about a curse is inevitable.

US-born molecular archaeologist Tom Loy was found dead in his Brisbane home two weeks ago as he was finalizing a book about Oetzi, according to The Australian newspaper.

The director of the University of Queensland's archaeological sciences laboratories had suffered from a blood-related condition for about 12 years, members of his family told the paper. The condition was diagnosed shortly after he became involved with the Iceman.

Loy "didn't believe in the curse," a colleague told The Australian. "It was just superstition. People die."

Oetzi was discovered high in the Italian alps near the Austrian border in 1991, and reports and pictures of the perfectly preserved Stone Age warrior sparked worldwide interest. But so did the murmurings about a curse, built around the theory that the Iceman was angry at being disturbed after 53 centuries.

The rumor of the curse began a year ago when the German tourist who discovered the mummy, Helmut Simon, 67, fell to his death during a freak blizzard while hiking near the same spot where he saw Oetzi through the ice.

Is it a curse such as those thought to surround the tombs of ancient Egypt?

Within an hour of Simon's funeral, the head of the mountain rescue team that was assigned to find him, Dieter Warnecke, 45, died of a heart attack. Then in April, archaeologist Konrad Spindler, 55, who first inspected the prehistoric corpse, died of complications from multiple sclerosis.

The head of the forensic team examining Oetzi, Rainer Henn, 64, died in a car crash on the way to give a lecture about the iceman. The mountaineer who led Henn to the Iceman's body, Kurt Fritz, 52, died in an avalanche, the only one of his party to be hit. And the man who filmed Oetzi's removal from his icy mountain grave, celebrated Austrian journalist Rainer Hoelzl, 47, died of a brain tumor.

Loy was renowned for discovering human blood on the Iceman's clothing and weapons. His work -- the subject of a National Geographic documentary in 2002 -- debunked the theory that Oetzi, age 30-45, died alone in the mountains after a hunting accident. By revealing four different types of human blood on Oetzi's clothing, he surmised that the Stone Age man was hunting with a companion when the pair got into a territorial skirmish.

Fatally wounded, Oetzi appears to have leaned against his companion for support.

These days, Oetzi rests in a refrigerated room at the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano, which attracts around 300,000 visitors a year and brings in $5 million (4 million euros) in tourism.

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World's Biggest Mushroom?

Residents of Puxiong Township in China's Yunnan province had good reason to fetch their cameras following the discovery of a giant fungus.

The large clump of mushrooms, which numbered over 100 caps attached at the base of their stems, caused quite a stir amongst locals.

"I guess this mushroom can be entered into the Guinness World Records," said one woman as she photographed the ball of grey capped mushrooms.

The fungus, which weighed more than 33lb (15kg) and measured 36in (93cm) in diameter, was proudly put on display by the man who found it.

However, it is not known what type of fungus it is, nor whether it is safe to eat.

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Massive Solar Hole Discovered

A spacecraft recently spotted a massive hole in the sun’s atmosphere. The anomaly, called a coronal hole, covers almost a quarter of our star and spews solar material and gas into space.

The hole was spotted by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) between July 13 and 18. The anomaly is a darker, cooler region of the sun’s atmosphere.

The region contains little solar material, allowing magnetic field lines to whip out into the solar wind, reports Yahoo! News. In other areas, the magnetic field lines appear as a loop that juts out, then returns to the sun’s surface.

NASA released a video of the hole in the sun as seen by the spacecraft. Karen Fox, with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, explained:

“While it’s unclear what causes coronal holes, they correlate to areas on the sun where magnetic fields soar up and away, failing to loop back down to the surface, as they do elsewhere.”

While the coronal holes are not rare, their frequency can change depending on the solar activity cycle, notes The Huffington Post. The sun is reaching its 11 year peak in activity, releasing more solar storms that are much more powerful than it will release during its more dormant time.

The solar maximum also involves the sun’s poles reversing their magnetism. The number of coronal holes on the sun’s surface usually decrease leading up to the switch. Then, new coronal holes will appear near the poles. NASA notes that the holes move from the poles to the equator as the sun reaches its solar minimum.

The SOHO satellite that captured the hole in the sun was launched in 1995. It is operated by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to monitor solar activity.Coronal holes, like coronal mass ejections, can affect space weather, because they send solar particles streaming from the sun’s surface three times as fast as the slower wind unleashed in other areas. - Inquisitr

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Claim: I fathered a child with an alien

A Labour politician has defended his beliefs in extra-terrestrial life - after claiming to have fathered a child with an alien.

Married father-of-three Simon Parkes, who represents Stakesby on Whitby Town Council, said his wife had rowed with him after revealing he had a child called Zarka with an alien he refers to as the Cat Queen.

The 53-year-old driving instructor said he has sexual relations with the alien about four times a year.

“What will happen is that we will hold hands and I will say ‘I’m ready’ and then the technology I don’t understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the earth," he explained.

“My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly. That caused a few problems, but it is not on a human level, so I don’t see it as wrong.

Councillor Parkes, who also claims his "real mother" is a 9ft green alien with eight fingers, said people only claim he is mad because they have not shared his experiences and that the encounters don't affect his work on behalf of Whitby residents.

“I can understand how you would say that because you have not seen anything yourself and that’s your immediate fallback position, but you come and spend some time with me and follow me around for a day and you will actually walk away shaking your head because you will think actually he’s not mad.

“There are plenty of people in my position who don’t chose to come out and say it because they are terrified it will destroy their careers.”

He told Channel 4 documentary Confessions Of An Alien Abductee his first recollection is of being lifted out of his cot by an alien.

Councillor Parkes, who spends hours drawing his extra-terrestrial experiences as it helps him to comes to terms with them, said: “The only thing I can remember after that is it saying to me you will never be hurt, your will never be harmed.

“I think I am fairly clear in my head that I am being monitored [by aliens] very closely and if there is anthing that’s seriously about to happen or does happen then I am fairly confident in my own mind that they will intervene, they have in the past.”

He said he is also often followed by the security services and that he and a female passenger in his car were recently abducted by aliens in Cloughton, near Scarborough, before being returned to the vehicle as it moved.” - The Northern Echo

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NOTE: This update comes from Judy Martin (BunkieLA) on the Wiki move:

650 GB of files are being sent to the WikiFoundry servers (2 days). It will take another 3 days to restore the databases. By August 5, it is hoped that "WikiCentral" will be up and running. (The old Wetpaint Central is shut down) even the memberships apparently have been picked up and moved to WikiFoundry! Yippee! That means your avatar names are still probably good, too!

For those who don't remember or weren't here, there was a Phantoms & Monsters Wiki....a depository for some of the P&M blogs and member sightings / experiences and forum style discussion. The membership was 1000+ when Wetpaint decided to shut us down because we weren't 'family oriented'. Long story short, it looks like we will be back in business soon thanks to the perseverance of Judy Martin, who ran the original Wiki for me. Stay tuned...Lon


Sasquatch Captured on Video - Mission, British Columbia



Here's another Sasquatch video for you to look at. This one actually raised my hackles a bit, simply because of the location and distance. If this is a fake, someone took a lot of trouble to get on the distant rise in order to make a sighting video. Maybe I'm reading too much into it. So take a look and tell me what you think...Lon

It has been the stuff of legends for as long as hikers have been traipsing through the wilderness.

But whether you believe this figure caught on camera by hikers in the Canadian wilderness is actually the legendary Bigfoot, or just a man in an ape suit, is all a matter of opinion.

Either way the sighting of the figure, which appears covered in thick black hair and is seen lumbering across the mountain top, has sparked plenty of excitement among Bigfoot fans.

In the footage the figure walks from the trees into the open, pausing briefly before disappearing back into the trees.

It remains unclear exactly where the video was shot but it is believed to have been filmed on a trail near Mission, in British Columbia.

The footage has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube with believers claiming it is evidence that the ape-like creature, known as sasquatch, actually exists.

But scientists have dismissed the Bigfoot theory, claiming it is a mixture of a hoax, folklore and incorrect identification. - FoxNews

Sasquatch spotted in the remote mountains of Mission BC! or cut/paste - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yeQ_c0DqQjY

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Raincoast Sasquatch: The Bigfoot / Sasquatch Records of Southeast Alaska, Coastal British Columbia & Northwest Washington from Puget Sound to Yakutat

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Call From Mrs. Hopkins


This following narrative is a classic account from Dr. Berthold E. Schwarz’s book UFO-Dynamics: Psychiatric and Psychic Aspects of the UFO Syndrome As Schwarz writes, he was told of a very strange Man In Black (MIB) encounter described to him by a Maine physician, Dr. Herbert Hopkins. Shirley Fickett of Portland, Maine, was actually the first researcher to interview Dr. Hopkins about this mysterious and frightening sounding event. Here is her initial report:

Call From Mrs. Hopkins

September 12, 1976:

I received a call from Mrs. Hopkins approximately 1:00 p.m. stating that the previous evening her husband Dr. Hopkins had received a visit from an MIB. She was quite shaken and said the Doctor had been told to dispose of all his UFO material.

I visited the home of the Doctor on the above date and stated here is what he related to me.

His wife Madeline had gone to the outdoor movie with an elder son and his wife. Also, without knowing it the Doctor’s younger son and his girlfriend were also at the same outdoor movie. This left the Doctor alone in the house, an occurrence that hadn’t happened for some time.

The Doctor, a spiritualist minister, had just called Etna, Me (spiritual convention is held there). It was about 8:00 p.m. After his call the phone rang. Answering it, a man at the other end stated that he was the Vice President of “N.J. UFO Research Foundation.” He gave no name but said he was a personal friend of Betty and Barney Hill. He had read about the Stephens case in “Official UFO” and wanted to talk to the Doctor about the case. The Doctor invited the man over, giving directions on how to get there to which the man replied he already knew where the Doctor was.

The Doctor put the phone on the hook and went to put the porch light on and the visitor was there immediately. He had asked if he was phoning from the area and he had said yes. (There is no public phone that could deliver him there that fast!)

The Doctor’s thought was “He looks like an undertaker” observing his attire. The derby, black suit, black tie, black shoes, but white shirt. The suit fit the MIB like a dummy in a store. The Doctor noticed particularly the crease in the pants, not a wrinkle!

After greeting the MIB, the Doctor invited him in and the “Man” removed his hat with the Doctor observing that he had no hair, no eye lashes, no eyebrows! His skin was a pure white, his mouth was bright red in contrast. The Doctor asked him to sit down, which he did. “The crease in his trousers intrigued me,” the Doctor stated. “The crease in the knee stood up and looked most artificial.” The MIB spoke in monotone voice. Very articulate, as if he had learned our language but not mastered it! His face was without any wrinkles, nose was small and ears were small and set low.

The MIB asked the Doctor to tell him about the Stephens case and the Doctor complied stating that he had done some hypnosis and learned things that David had no knowledge of. “You made tape recordings,” the MIB said. The Doctor affirmed that this was true.

The MIB then said, “You have two coins in your pocket!” This was correct, the Doctor pulled out a dime and a penny. The MIB (said) “Take one of those and place it in your outstretched palm.” The Doctor complied and looked at the MIB, who told him to “Look at the coin and not me and don’t take your eyes off it!” It was the penny the Doctor held. As he watched, it turned from copper to silver, then to a metallic blue. The Doctor then had difficulty at focusing his eyes upon the coin for there was a fuzzyness about it. The next thing the coin disappeared by fading away. The Doctor says he felt no sensation as this was happening, no vibrations, no tingling, nothing, but his arm did drop down and mustering up strength, he managed to bring it back up and placed it in his lap. Panic then began to build up within him.

While they were talking, the Doctor made an observation. The MIB at one point put his hand to his mouth and when he took it down there was a red stain on his fingertips (as though he were wearing lipstick or something painted on).

After the coin disappeared the Doctor said, “That’s a neat trick, now make it come back!” to which the MIB replied, “Neither you or anyone else on this plane will ever see that coin again.”

The visitor then asked if the Doctor knew why Barney Hill died and the Doctor answered that he understood that he was ill, he was then told it was because Barney knew too much! The Doctor said he understood that Barney died of a heart attack. The MIB speaks, “That is not correct. He did not die of a heart attack. He died because he lost his heart. "just like you lost your coin!” He continued, “If you don’t do as I say, you will die like Barney Hill!”

The Doctor was then told to destroy tape recordings and all correspondence relating to UFOs, to put them out of his mind and not think of them again and the MIB stated that he would know when he did these things.

The visitor asked if the Doctor had recently had problems with the phone and the answer was “yes.” To this he was told, “Well, just think about it.”

The Doctor says that his son recently tried to call four times and it was like the line was dead. Also a patient had said the same after trying 3 times. This sort of thing had been going on.

The MIB said, “You received a letter from Shirley Fickett....destroy it!” The Doctor did this. Also told not to answer it!

Towards the last part of the conversation, the Doctor noticed the MIB’s speech was slowing down, and he terminated the whole thing by saying, “My energy is getting low, must go now, Good bye!” With this, he got up and went to the door with the Doctor observing him going down the stairs with caution, slowly as if he might fall.

As the MIB walked towards the driveway, the Doctor noticed a bright light (as if a car was waiting for him) but he heard no sound, motor, no cars going by, etc. The Doctor then rushed to the kitchen to observe but saw no light except the porch light. The man was no longer visible. Upon this the Doctor then rushed to the front porch and knew the man would have to pass this window to get out of the yard. Still nothing! Upon going immediately outside and observing up and down the street there still was no one to be seen. Nor were there any cars anywhere at that time.

This statement was made to me by a person who was very much in control of himself, very definite on just what occurred and he wanted to relate it in the exact order of its happening. He said he did not have any fear of telling me this, but there was a fright within him about the threat itself.

The Doctor did not notice anything peculiar about the eyes of the MIB. It was the voice. It did not sound mechanical for all of its monotone quality, yet the Doctor stated, “What visited me here was not of this earth!”

He did not call police about threat for he knew what their response would be. He couldn’t understand why he should receive the visit from the MIB for he was skeptical of their existence in the first place and even skeptical about UFOs.

After the man left the Doctor was very shaken and began to pace the floor. That was when he observed the light in the parking lot out in the yard. It was a light that kept shifting around and going off and on. About 4-5 feet off the ground and as large as 10 inches in diameter. It flashed in different places upon coming on, then would go off, etc. In all it must have appeared 6-7-8 times. He did not count it.

While at the movies in one car, the Doctor’s wife (with the elder son and wife) looked out the window to the heavens and observed what she felt might be a UFO hovering. She at the same time felt an anxiety for her husband back home with the desire to return. They stayed for the entire movie although she expressed this desire to her son.

In the other car, at the outside movie, sat the younger son and his girlfriend. For some unknown reason, [son’s girlfriend] was also picking up anxious feelings about the Doctor during their time at the movies.

Upon returning home they found a badly shaken man who had encountered the MIB. The young men suggested they go out to observe the yard for any marks that might have been left. They observed both cars tire marks there. Also there was a strange mark for about 4-5 feet in the middle of the driveway. They didn’t feel this was done by a car since the other wheel would have had to have been too far to one side. - UFO-Dynamics: Psychiatric and Psychic Aspects of the UFO Syndrome

The Real Men In Black: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO Phenomena

Need to Know: UFOs, the Military, and Intelligence

Aliens Above, Ghost Below