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Monday, August 19, 2013

Odds & Ends: Strange Creature Washes Ashore in Spain -- Buried 'Alien Head' -- Ouija Board Experience

Cryptozoology: Strange Creature Startles Swimmers in Villaricos (Spain)

Source: Levante - Diario Ideal.es (Spain)
Date: Aug. 16, 2013

Cryptozoology: Strange Creature Startles Swimmers in Villaricos.

Yesterday afternoon (08/15/13) a strange "carcass" measuring four meters long washed up on the Luis Siret Beach in the community of Villaricos. It could be a large fish, but in the advanced stages of decomposition. Once ashore, it was a source of amazement and remarks due to the novelty of the find. The first impression, and the photos circulating on the web, caused many to wonder if that creature belong to "the same species as the Loch Ness Monster". There was talk of a "mutant fish" and a series of humorous remarks.

The fact is that Proteccion Civil de Cuevas notified its colleagues at Promar in Pulpí: "We're monitoring the beaches during the summer. A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest. We have no idea what it was. It really stank, as it was in the advanced stages of decomposition. Promar experts are trying to ascertain its nature," explained Maria Sanches, Coordinator of Civil protection in Cuevas.

(Translation (c) 2013, S. Corrales, IHU - Special thanks to Antonio Pérez and Levante, Ideal.es)

NOTE: Scott Corrales posted a follow-up to this story: Cryptozoology: Follow Up - "A Strange and Enormous" Four Meter Fish Washes Up on a Beach in Villaricos

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Mayor baffled by buried 'alien head'

A baffled mayor has asked scientists to examine the remains of what be believes to be the head of an alien dug up by workers in a graveyard in Croatia.

The twisted, soft-bodied remains - which seems to have a beak-like mouth in the centre - were unearthed in Medjimurje where gardeners were extending the local cemetery.

A second section - believed to contain what looks like a heart - was also recovered.

"It scared the life out of me to see that thing staring up out of the ground," said one worker.

"The really strange thing, though, was the smell. Most things that come out of the ground don't smell too good.

"But this smelled very sweet, like aftershave or perfume," they added.

Mayor Ivan Stefic, seen here holding the head, explained: "It was found about one metre under the surface and gave the workers quite a shock."

"We have got it safe here at the Town Hall until the scientists take it from us.

"I know it sounds crazy, but we can't think of any more rational explanation for what we've found," he added. - Orange


Ouija Board Experience

I'm a "lurker" on this subreddit, for the most part. Recently, I've seen a lot of talk on here about Ouija boards being bullcrap and "bunk", so I thought that I would share a story that, to me at least, refutes this. Honestly, I suppose if I hadn't had the experience that I had, that I would think they were just toys as well. Certainly in the time since this story happened nothing even close to it has ever happened again, and I've tried multiple times with multiple people. Also, I live with a serious skeptic; my husband. He has told me that he would never believe this story if he didn't know me so intimately, and knows I wouldn't make it up, and if the story hadn't been corroborated by other members of my family who are well beyond trustworthy, so I do understand that some disbelief is going to come in to play here. All I can say is that all of the following is entirely true and you can either take my word or not.

So, this happened when I was about 16 years old. I'm 38 now, so that puts it about 1997 or so. It was New Year's Eve. My parents had a party to go to and, for some reason I can't remember right now, I wasn't going out. My older brother and his partner, along with my oldest sister, all decided to come over and stay in with me. Even at 16 my parents didn't care if I stayed home and got drunk with my much older brother and sister (8 years and 13 years older than I, respectively), so the four of us proceeded to get entirely wasted. Accompanied by a procession of mixed drinks and champagne, we watched the ball drop on TV and did the usual NYE stuff, but after a while we started to get bored and look for things to do. We played some cards, but after a while that got boring as well. I suggested playing with the Ouija board. My friends and I had bought a Ouija board to play with a few weeks earlier and, since my parents were the most "liberal", I was the one hanging onto it at my house. We'd done a little messing around with it, but the usual teenage bullcrap and accusations of pushing the planchette. Nothing had happend up until now.

Being drunk and open minded, the other three agreed and we got out the board. At first we contacted a spirit that claimed to be named "Naomi" and my sister remembered my great grandmother's middle name had been Naomi (she'd hated her first name) and we chatted with the spirit for a while. Nothing momentous was said and certainly not anything that would make your hair stand on end. My parents came in and we stopped playing while my brother had to help haul my drunken mother to bed. After that, my sister and my brother's partner were getting drowsy and both of them decided to crash for the night. My brother and I, however, decided to stay up and keep playing around with the board for a while.

It was nearly 3am at this point. At first, we didn't get anything at all and we sort of stopped asking questions, just talking with our hands resting on the planchette. Then, it began to move. We asked "Who are you?". It answered "Eugene". An unlikely name and we were still fairly drunk, so we laughed at this quite a lot. Eugene seemed like a very nerdy and silly name for a ghost. We asked "Why are you contacting us, Eugene?" We received the answer "Afraid."

That seemed a bit more serious. We asked "Why are you afraid, Eugene?" It replied "Music. Music." over and over. Nonsense. Then we got a series of numbers. Puzzling. My brother had the bright idea to turn on the radio to station indicated by the numbers. To our surprise, there really was a station there. The song "Don't Leave Me Stranded" by Heart was playing. The board immediately started saying "Heart. Heart. Heart." I thought my brother was just playing off of what he was hearing and was screwing with me. Then it started saying "Don't go. Don't leave me. Don't go. Church. Church. Afraid. Don't go." over and over and over. We assured it we weren't going to go, but it dwindled into nonsense after a while. It was getting really late (early?) and we decided to go to bed.

The next morning, which was nearer to afternoon, we were having New Year's Day breakfast when the phone rang. My dad answered it and went off into the bedroom to talk. We were still eating when he came back out and said it was my grandmother on the phone. Apparently her brother Eugene in Arizona, whom we weren't even aware of the existence of, had had a heart attack the night before. He had died multiple times on the table during the night and had to be revived. We were stunned. We told my dad the entire story and he was flabbergasted.

A day or two later, my grandmother called again to update my dad, and he told her the story. She was stunned into silence. She said that, when Eugene had regained consciousness, the first thing he had said was that he was so afraid for his soul because he hadn't been to church in 20 years and he wanted to go to church immediately and have a preacher come in. It was almost as if we had been some sort of lifeline for him that night.

I, myself, am firmly agnostic. I don't know what's out there, but I do know, because of this experience, that there's something. I've been fascinated by the paranormal ever since. - reddit.com/r/Paranormal/

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Teenager Attacked by Bull Shark

A New Jersey teenager is lucky to be alive after a bull shark attacked him while he was in Florida.

“I have a large puncture wound that left a hole this big and underneath that. I have three little tiny teeth marks,” said Christian Mercurio.

17-year-old Christian Mercurio had the scare of his life while fishing on the shore.

“I felt like I was being bitten by something so I just kicked whatever it was and it bit my left foot,” said Mercurio.

A worst nightmare come true. Mercurio was being attacked by a shark.

The Randolph, New Jersey teen was on vacation with his family in Sanibel Island, Florida when he felt the shark bite him and pull him. The bleeding wouldn’t stop. It’s a feeling he can’t shake.

“It’s like a large amount of pressure, it feels like cinder blocks are falling on your legs,” said Mercurio.

“I just ripped my leg out of the sharks mouth and started running to shore.”

“I just wanted to make sure he was safe and not bleeding and then it started to sink in.”

Thankfully, Christian’s mother, Lisa, is a nurse who likely saved her son’s life and limbs by quickly wrapping him up.

“We realized when got to the hospital we were pretty lucky,” said Lisa Mercurio.

The family said it was a bull shark about six to eight feet long. Mercurio can’t walk right now, but that’s not what he’s focusing on. He’s also not giving up the water or fishing because of his brush with death.

“So many things could have gone wrong, I could have lost my foot or arm ore life, I’m just really glad that I’m still alive and with my family,” said Mercurio.

He has a lot of recovery before he can walk again. - Pix11


Were The Aliens Of The 1950's Temporary And Esoteric?

Here is the latest from Rick Phillips at UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock:

I posted what is generally taken as the gospel by some people who love to dig into the history side of UFOlogy - The Majestic Documents --- you can certainly wade through the BS for hours if you desire.... hey, why not....it's Sunday. And, one thing that struck me after my own UFO experience in 1991 (close sighting) and then my deep investigation into anything related to UFO's bookwise, was that TONS of disinformation was strewn throughout the mess of `facts' about UFO's.

Nevertheless, to me something clearly stands out about the `aliens' of the very early days - including the likelihood of `looking humanlike' and the `wearing of spacesuits'....... and speaking English ----- something that UFO experiences in this day and age rarely include (most communication is mental and in dreams now). Yet over and over the stories/documents which appeared well after the fact contain even government officials striking deals with the aliens. Real aliens. And, yes, if you dig deep enough you supposedly find President Ike meeting with the non-earth folks. (And, appropriately, a number of years after they show up.) Continue reading at Were The Aliens Of The 1950's Temporary And Esoteric?



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