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Monday, September 16, 2013

Daily 2 Cents: Boggy Creek Festival -- Humanoid With Cat-Like Eyes -- 'Clown' Stalking Northampton

The city of Fouke invites you to the ultimate day of fun. There will be activities and entertainment for all ages, including live music, arts, crafts, food vendors, a 5k run, and of course special events related to the Fouke Monster.

Special guests include Smokey Crabtree, Lyle Blackburn, Jerry Hestand, and the crew of the upcoming Bigfoot thriller, Skookum.

Boggy Creek Festival


History of the Fouke Monster w/ Lyle Blackburn: Lyle is the author of the acclaimed book, “The Beast of Boggy Creek,” and has appeared on A&E, Discovery, and CBS television, including the “Fouke Monster” episode of Monster & Mysteries in America.

Lasting Influence of the Southern Bigfoot w/ Jerry Hestand: Jerry is a veteran Bigfoot researcher, featured on the History Channel’s MonsterQuest “Swamp Stalker” episode which investigated the Fouke Monster.

Smokey Crabtree will also be on hand to meet Bigfoot enthusiasts and sign his many great books including Smokey and the Fouke Monster.

Other Events:

Special screening of the Skookum movie trailer.

Fouke Monster Guided Tours w/ Lyle Blackburn. This will be a special guided tour which will explore famous monster-related sites in the Fouke area.
10am, 2pm, and 4pm. $10 adults, $5 kids.

The Legend of Boggy Creek will be screened at the end of the day.

Plus lots more!

Sat Sept 28, 9am – 4pm

Visit the official Boggy Creek Festival Facebook event page for more information.

The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster

The Legend of Boggy Creek

Boggy Creek: The Legend Is True


Humanoid With Cat-Like Eyes

August 7, 2013 Fort Drum, Florida, evening via MUFON CMS

Sometime during the late 90s a crop circle appeared in a small inland Florida town. The field was immediately cut down to avoid any publicity. Since then according to numerous witnesses unidentified lights have appeared in the sky in the area. These reports of seeing lights have even been shared and corroborated on Facebook right after they occurred. Just this past early August two brothers were running in the area not far from their home and came across something in the middle of the road. According to their account of what happened it was a humanlike being that fled from them in a very fast stealthy manner. They described it being much larger than them taking up half of the road and crawling at first. They also claimed at one point it covered about ten feet in a single bound and jumped a fence. They felt like it did not want to be seen and described it as acting like a fugitive running from the law. They could hear it moving and heard it rattle a fence. Then the one brother shines his flashlight in the area where it sounded like it was. He then saw the being slowly move its head up to his light. He described it as humanlike but with no hair and a larger forehead. The eyes that he saw lit up were described as human but catlike. As soon as the eyes looked back at him he was overcome with fear. Then a blue beam of light appeared from the ground to the sky and disappeared. They ran from the area as fast as they could.

Thanks to Albert Rosales


'Clown' Stalking Northampton

A clown - with red wig and full make-up and sometimes holding balloons - is freaking out residents of one English town, the local paper reports.

He is red-haired and white faced and has surfaced several locations across Northampton, a town of 215,000, 100km north of London, over the past few days since his first appearance on Friday the 13th

The Northampton Clown - which has exploded on social media in the UK - has even sparked a police warning.

Police said they were looking to track two teenagers who were caught dressed as clowns, and had been caught acting in a peculiar fashion.

As reported in the Northampton Herald and Post: "He doesn't juggle. He doesn't twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares.''

A woman alleged that the clown had knocked on her door in full clown attire before then offering to paint her window sills.

Many have been left feeling frightened by the clown.

Others see it as a joke. But a few are upset and vigilantes have threatened to "get" the clown, saprking an editorial asking why would people be upset by a circus figure?

One reason could be coulrophobia, which is the fear of clowns.

A study conducted by the University of Sheffield found that the children did not like clown decor in the hospital or physicians' office settings. The survey was about children's opinions on decor for an upcoming hospital redesign.

Dr Penny Curtis, a researcher, stated "We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found the clown images to be quite frightening and unknowable. - HeraldSun


Belief in Ghosts is Rising

More than half of those taking part (52 per cent) said they believed in the supernatural, a marked increase on the two previous comparable studies, in 2009 and 2005, which both found a level of around 40 per cent.

The survey also found that one in five claimed to have had some sort of paranormal experience.

Interest in the supernatural has become big business in recent years, with the popularity of television shows like Most Haunted, which starred Yvette Fielding, and the spread of so-called “ghost walks” around supposedly haunted parts of city centres. English Heritage (EH) and the National Trust have both begun to attract people to their properties by identifying which ones are said to be occupied by ghosts, among them Blickling Hall, in Norfolk, Dunster Castle, in Somerset, and Dover Castle, in Kent. EH even conducted a “spectral stocktake” of “hauntings” and unexplained events recorded at its sites.

The new study was carried out for the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (Assap), for its annual conference.

Dave Wood, chairman of the group, which is dedicated to the study of a wide range of unexplained experiences – from supposed hauntings to UFO sightings – said: “The rise in the numbers believing in ghosts is a surprise, and is significantly higher than what we consider to have been the historical average.

“It could be that in a society which has seen economic uncertainty and is dominated by information and technology, more people are seeking refuge in the paranormal, whereas in the past they might have sought that in religion.”

Among notable personalities said to have encountered ghosts is Winston Churchill, who is on a long list of people reported to have seen an apparition of former US president Abraham Lincoln, in the White House.

But while belief in ghosts is rising, the study, conducted by polling company YouGov, suggests a fall in the numbers prepared to accept the existence of UFOs, from 52 per cent to 39 per cent, in 2008. The data also found that one in five claimed to have had some sort of paranormal experience.

Mr Wood added: “We have felt that a belief in UFOs has been declining for some time. I think a belief in ghosts is easier to sustain. Most people will know someone they respect who claims to have some sort of experience. That is no longer the case with UFOs.”

It comes at a time when Ufology – the study of UFOs – is said to be in decline. Last year, the Assap held a meeting to address the apparent crisis, and revealed that the number of its UFO cases had dropped by 96 per cent since 1988. In 2009, the Ministry of Defence closed its own UFO unit after ruling that, in more than 50 years of monitoring, it had found “no evidence” they pose a threat to the UK.

Mr Wood also expressed surprise at the findings that belief in ghosts and UFOs was higher in women (63 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively), than among men (42 per cent and 36 per cent). In both categories, the least likely to be believers were the youngest polled, 18 to 24 year olds.

Speakers at the conference, at the University of Bath, last week included former MP Lembit Öpik, and Reece Shearsmith, creator of The League of Gentleman, as well as university lecturers and experts on folklore, ghosts, UFOs, and even bigfoot, the creature said to live in the north west of the US.

The organisation, which describes itself as an education and research charity, was established in 1981. Its first president was Michael Bentine, the comedian and member of the Goons.

It contains both sceptics and believers in UFOs and has been involved in several notable sightings and theories over the years.

Its current President Lionel Fanthorpe has claimed in its journal that King Arthur was an alien who came to Earth to save humans from invading extraterrestrials.

The poll covered more than 2,000 people, and the figures weighted to make the study representative of the population. - Telegraph

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