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Monday, August 26, 2013

Daily 2 Cents: Roswell Witness Jesse Marcel Jr. Dies -- Florida Panther Sightings Statewide -- First Nations Want Sasquatch Recognized

Roswell Witness Jesse Marcel Jr. dies

Marcel Jr. was one of the last surviving witnesses to the debris recovered during the Roswell incident.

Dr Jesse Marcel was the son of Major Jesse Marcel whose involvement in the recovery of debris from the Roswell UFO crash in 1947 had made him a household name. First on the scene following the incident, Marcel Sr. famously appeared in a series of photographs taken of the debris strewn out on the floor, materials that the United States military would later claim to be the remains of a weather balloon experiment.

Following the retrieval of the debris, his father allowed him to have a look at the strange materials which included beams marked with undecipherable symbols and a mysterious type of metal that would spring back in to shape when bent. Despite the level of controversy surrounding these events Marcel stood firm to his words and never changed his story, a fact that many in the field see as a testimony to his sincerity and dedication to the truth.

Jessie Marcel Jr. was himself a keen disclosure advocate and made several public appearances to tell his side of the story including the recent Citizen's Hearing on Disclosure. He also wrote a book on his experiences called The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site which detailed the events as he recalled them.

Dr Marcel died of a suspected heart attack at his home at the age of 77.

The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site

The Day After Roswell

The Roswell UFO Crash: What They Don't Want You to Know


Panther sightings reported throughout Florida

The public has reported hundreds of sightings of Florida panthers to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website launched a year ago, where people can record when and where they saw a panther or its tracks.

As of August 2013, the public had submitted 790 sightings to MyFWC.com/PantherSightings.

Only 12 percent of the reports included a photograph and could be evaluated by FWC biologists. Of those with photos, the majority were confirmed as panthers.

Other animals identified by FWC biologists were bobcats, foxes, coyotes, dogs, house cats and even a monkey. Most often the reported animal or tracks belonged to a bobcat, when it was not a panther. The verified panther reports were largely confined to southwest Florida , the well-documented breeding range for panthers in the state. There also were several verified sightings in south central Florida . There were no confirmed sightings from the Panhandle.

Steve Williams, spokesman for the Florida Panther Society, a not for profit dedicated to conservation of the Florida cats, said young male panthers seeking mates may range far north from the breeding population. He said the northernmost documented sighting was of a young male killed in Eufala, Ala.

He said the South Florida population ranges as far north as Palatka on the east coast, but that the habitat in the Panhandle would be more attractive to panthers than the east coast. “A radio collared male in one study traveled from Perry to within 18 miles of Tallahassee in one day,” Williams said.

Williams said individual cats could remain unseen for extended periods because of their secretive nature. He said that even in areas with known established populations, the cats are rarely captured on motion-triggered game cameras.

The Florida panther population is estimated to be 100 to 160 adults and yearlings, a figure that does not include panther kittens. As recently as the 1970s, the Florida panther was close to disappearing, with as few as 20 animals in the wild.

“The public’s willingness to share what they have seen or collected on game cameras is incredibly helpful and shows us where panthers presumably are roaming in Florida,” said Darrell Land, who heads the FWC’s panther team. “We thank everyone using the Report Florida Panther Sightings website and encourage others to participate in this citizen-science venture.

“As the population of this endangered species grows, the FWC expects more Florida panthers to be seen in areas of the state where they have not lived for decades. To properly plan and manage for the expansion of the panther’s range in Florida, information about where the panthers are is vital.” - Apalach Times


First Nations want Canadian Government to seriously consider Sasquatch existence

Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine.

While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks.

In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel should seriously consider. It is studying a proposal by Taseko Mines to construct an open-pit facility about 125 km south of Williams Lake.

Former Esdilagh chief Thomas Billyboy said not only has he noticed grizzly bears leaving the Cariboo - which he attributes to increased development in the region - he said sasquatches have been leaving, too. Billyboy interpreted the movement of all the animals as a sign everything in the Chicoltin area could die if more industry is allowed to set up camp in the area.

Billyboy told the panel that he's heard that sasquatches have been spotted as far away as Vanderhoof.

"I'm not kidding you," he said. "One fella said there's something really stinking in the bush when he was coming back and the image of a person standing there."

Other speakers told the panel about the cultural value sasquatches play in their society.

During hearings in Tl'etinqox-tin, Angelina Stump told the panel that her people's oral history includes a time many generations ago when animals spoke directly with people. At that point in their history, the aborginals had to kill the sasquatches or risk being killed themselves.

"If that did not happen, to this day they might have taken us over if that did not happen," she said of the sasquatches. "That is what I hear."

Also at Tl'etinqox-tin, university student Colton Phillips said the story of the last sasquatch was an important component of a culture camp he recently attended. He said the creature is buried near a place where a woman was turned into rock and three dogs were transformed into stone.

"The sasquatch story happened up right on top of this mountain here," he told the panel. "It's history over there. You can walk up and probably try to find that cave."

Meanwhile, Esdilagh First Nation Chief Bernie Elkins spoke of the sasquatch during both his opening and closing remarks, but he used to creature to lighten the mood in the hearing room.

"Just watch out for the sasquatch on your way out," he said. - Prince George Citizen

Sasquatch in British Columbia: A Chronology of Incidents & Important Events

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

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science


Fire Baby: Doctors rule out 'human combustion' for mystery fire saying it 'could be abuse'

Indian doctors have ruled out 'spontaneous human combustion' after a baby was admitted to an intensive care unit suffering mysterious burns.

Rahul is just three months old but his parents told doctors he has randomly burst into flames at least four times.

This week baffled medical professionals took part in a thorough study and analysed his sweat, blood, urine and genes.

The results claim although no actual cause for the fires were found, there was no evidence to support his mum and dad's theory.

Dr Jagan Mohan, head of burns at the Kilpauk hospital, earlier brushed off the claims as a hoax.

Following the study, he said: "I still stand by what I said that there is no such thing as spontaneous human combustion.

"The possibility of child abuse exists and needs to be explored."

Rahul's parents claim they were forced to leave their home because villagers repeatedly accused them of setting him on fire.

His dad Karnan Perumal told the New York Times: "We're not crazy to burn our own baby.

"Some people don't believe us, and I am scared to return to my village and am hoping for some government protection.

"There is also the fear that our child could burn once again."

Police can only investigate whether the incident was child abuse if it is reported to them by a doctor or one of his parents.

Over the last 300 years some 200 cases of spontaneous human combustion have been reported but many doctors fail to acknowledge the theory.

In 2011 an Irish coroner put it as the cause of death for Michael Faherty, 76, who mysteriously died at his home in December 2010. - Mirror



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