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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hawaiian Night Marchers

I first learned about this phenomena while researching a haunting in a Kona, Hawaii firehouse. One of the clients informed me of the legend...mentioning that many of his relatives claimed to have witnessed the procession on the nearby beaches. He believed that the firehouse was haunted by a restless phantom warrior from the 18th century. The structure was fairly old and needed a lot of renovation. In fact, some parts of the structure were in total disrepair from what I gathered from witnesses. Despite the effort, the strange activity never really ended...not until the firehouse was eventually razed for a new building. So far, there hasn't been any reported activity that I am aware of.

Anyway...or the last century or so published and unpublished accounts have surfaced of people encountering the marching apparitions of chiefs, chiefesses, dead relatives, gods, goddesses, along with their entourages on roads they had once ceremonially traveled to attend to ritual ceremonies. Hawaiians call the phantom parade huaka‘i po.

The legend evolved from a cultural matrix that encompassed information passed on orally or from writings about non-phantom Hawaiian daytime and nighttime processions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries following Captain Cook’s arrival in 1778. Foreigners continued writing about the traditional and the transitional culture into the 19th century. In the marches were living human beings, some of whom were led by a man or woman of such high rank as to be considered divine, and by men carrying images of gods of both sexes. Hawaiians believed that marchers might include gods, goddesses, family guardian gods, and spirits of dead kinfolk who assumed either material or spectral forms visible to human onlookers.

Here is a story told in 1970 by a Hawaiian fisherman of Pepe‘ekeo, Hawaii, about the time he and his companion heard the phantom night marchers and saw their torches. The limpet picker related his story as follows:

One night when I was fishing for ulua Mahu-kona side, I was sitting listening to the waves crash on the rocks. I was with Keoki. We started talking story after sliding fresh puhi [eels] down the line. It was about ten o’clock. Suddenly I heard the sound of a conch shell blowing in the distance. Keoki heard it too. I thought it was the wind. Then a little while later we heard it again. This time it was a little louder. It was spooky because we didn’t see anything, Then we heard it again. We looked toward Ka-wai-hae side and then we saw it. It looked like a procession.At first we saw a line of torches in the distance. The procession was moving along the coastline. The conch shell blew again.

I took out my knife and Keoki got the rifle. We went seaward and laid down on the lava rock. We knew about night marchers from other fishermen. We knew you aren’t supposed to look upon the marchers and to lay on the ground face down. We did this. The marchers passed about fifty yards in front of us on the sand path. As they passed we could hear the sound of a drum pounding beat by beat. We didn’t look up until they were farther down the coast. All we could see now was the line of torches, and all we could hear was the far away sound of the conch shell.

We didn’t know if they were going to come back that night, but we didn’t want to stick around and see. We got our sleeping bags and made it to the car and went to Spencer Park to spend the rest of the night. In the morning we went back and picked up our rigs and equipment we left behind. - ojs.lib.byu.edu

More recent observers note that phantom processions frequently appear on anniversaries and at places of important national or local events that took place in the marchers’ lifetime. In 1970, a great-grandmother on Hawaii explained that spirits of dead chiefs and their followers still traveled from village to village to attend festivities such as they had enjoyed in life. She also noted that a very high chief had heralds to order people to prostrate themselves off the trail; anyone failing to do so risked being instantly killed by the chief’s guards.

In the old culture, a chief and his followers marched to battle arrayed in feather cloaks, helmets, and other finery. In the chief’s personal party were his wife, closest friends, and bearers of stick images representing his gods. Also in his procession were his general, priests, astrologers, as well as variously trained, equipped, and specialized ranks of warriors. Observers of phantom marchers frequently identify them as the spirits of a chief and his warriors.

The phantom night marchers have been seen frequently along the entire Kona coast including Kealakekua Bay and along The Pathway of the Gods, Kamehameha’s birthplace, and other sacred and historical sites. In 1970 the great-grandson of the woman who described the march of chiefs to festivities conjectured that the night-marching spirits might on occasion be connected with the Makahiki. In 1931 a Maui woman interpreted a phantom midnight festival as a reenactment of a Makahiki fertility rite.

Among adult observers are farmers, fishermen, ranch hands, U.S. soldiers, youthcamp counsellors, schoolteachers, a former interpreter in King Kalakaua’s court, a plantation owner, a physician, a tourist, a prominent politician, and the sister of another politician.

Most observers, in relating their experiences, state that they were not alone at the time, and their companions, in all but one instance, saw and heard what they did. Occasionally a whole family, a community, or a group of people see the marchers.

Opinions differ as to whether children can see or hear night marchers. A young Oahu girl whose mother aroused her during a procession was able to hear but not see it. Another heard the drums although her young companions could not, and as an adult this same girl heard, saw, conversed with, and marched alongside of the spirit of an ancestor. On Hawaii a family sat up with their children to wait in a safe place for the procession. As an adult, the daughter recalled that she had heard the marchers distinctly but had seen them only rather dimly. One evening two young boys at South Kona heard the marchers’ drums and saw their torches before their mother did, And a young Kohala girl, playing during the day in a forbidden field, was terrified when she heard a whistling wind, drums, heavy footsteps, and voices, and was knocked off the marchers’ path by a protective spirit who whispered a name in her ear which she later learned was that of a dead relative. A Moloka‘i family was happily excited when a son heard the spirits’ drums. On the other hand, a Maui woman as a child could not hear, and presumably could not see, the marchers, but as an adult she heard them so clearly that had she been able to record musical notation she could have put down the sounds of their chants, flutes, and drums. In the 1960s, an O‘ahu man stated flatly that only adults could hear and see the spirits, for as a child he had been unable to hear them although his parents and grandparents could.

There are hundreds of traditional and more modern accounts of the phantom marchers. Regardless of an intended or unintended motive, stories of experiences with night marchers or beliefs about them are told for many reasons: to entertain; to discuss a puzzling, inexplicable, perhaps frightening phenomenon; to pass the time and relieve boredom; to dispense knowledge about the phenomenon and proper behavior in regard to it; to frighten children into obedience and fear of night-wandering spirits; to endow sacred and historic sites with supernatural protection and value and protect them from further damage; to communicate oral history; or a combination of several of these things. But most importantly such stories function to express the storyteller’s sense of cultural and personal continuity with old Hawaiian culture.

NOTE: over the years I have received several very odd anecdotes from Hawaii...most are related to legends and beliefs. For example, I received a witness report that stated phantom wild pigs were seen throughout a macadamia nut grove. It was so bad that the owner couldn't keep workers...they considered it as a bad sign. I referred the case it to a local investigator who later confirmed that she had witnessed the phantom pigs herself. It's a long detailed story that I may cover one day...but a good example of some of the weird activity that comes from Hawaii. Lon

Hawaiian Mythology
The Seven Dawns of the Aumakua: The Ancestral Spirit Tradition of Hawaii
Legendary Hawai'i and the Politics of Place: Tradition, Translation, and Tourism
Kamehameha: The Warrior King of Hawai'i (A Latitude 20 Book)

Daily 2 Cents: "War of the Worlds" Broadcast -- The 1949 St. Louis Exorcism -- Black Flying Humanoid

75 Years Since "War of the Worlds" Broadcast, Hoaxes Live On

It has been three quarters of a century since Orson Welles' infamous broadcast about an alien invasion.

For the radio adaptation of H.G Wells' classic 1898 novel "The War of the Worlds", Howard Koch produced a modernized version in the form of a faux news broadcast complete with special bulletins and an announcer giving live updates as though it were a real event.

The broadcast went out on October 30th 1938 and was read by Orson Welles who provided a chilling and convincing performance as he told terrified listeners that invaders from Mars had arrived and were slowly taking over the planet.

The broadcast gained legendary notoriety because it was so convincing that many people at the time believed that the invasion was actually happening. There has been much speculation over the years as to whether the extent of the panic experienced following the broadcast had been exaggerated by the press, but the fact remains that it caused quite a bit of panic.

"I'm not denying at all that people weren't emotionally engaged," said associate professor Michael Socolow. "I'm not even saying they weren't scared - I'm saying the reports of panic or terror were enormously exaggerated."

According to 81-year-old Grovers Mill resident Robert Sanders, Jr. who recalls the broadcast first-hand, the street outside his house had become jam-packed with vehicles as people rushed out to catch a glimpse of the invaders. Reports also suggested that one resident named William Dock even fired a gun at a local water tower because he believed it to be an alien war machine. Continue reading at 75 Years Since "War of the Worlds" Broadcast, Hoaxes Live On

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Possible Abduction

Federal Heights, CO - 6/5/2002 - unedited: I was at home on the evening of Wednesday June 5, 2002 watching television. I decided to go for a walk around the little lake in Bell Roth Park at approximately 10:00 PM. When I got to the East side of the lake, I noticed three orange-ish lights in the distance to the West South West. I watched the three lights doing aerial maneuvers for a short time then they looked like they were coming in my general direction. I was curious but not afraid. They got to, possibly, a couple of miles from me and made a sharp turn to the North like they were following Federal Blvd. toward Northglenn. I remember wondering if my mother, who lived up in that direction was up and watching the lights too.

After a few moments, they came toward me again and stopped directly above where I was standing at the top of the berm by the lake. I became mildly alarmed when they started coming and by the time they got to me, I was terrified and began looking for a place to hide. I ran toward the childrens playground at the base of the berm. A bright white light shone down, then blinked off and then the lights were gone. When I got back home, my husband asked me where Id been and told me that hed walked around the lake at least three times looking for me. I was confused and felt like Id been drugged. - MUFON CMS


The 1949 St. Louis Exorcism

Saint Louis University junior Zach Grummer-Strawn has never seen Exorcist [Blu-ray] the 1973 horror film considered one of the finest examples of unadulterated cinematic terror. He's only vaguely familiar with the monthlong 1949 demon-purging ritual at his school on which the film and William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel were based.

But just in time for Halloween, Jesuit scholars have joined a whole new generation of horror buffs in St. Louis to recount the supernatural incident. The university hosted a panel discussion Tuesday on the exorcism, which involved the treatment of an unidentified suburban Washington, D.C., boy. About 500 people crammed into Pius XII Library, with some spilling into the library aisles, leaning against pillars or sitting on desks.

"I'd like to believe it's the real thing," said Grummer-Strawn, a theology and sociology student from Atlanta. "But you just can't know. That's part of why we're here. It's the pursuit of truth. And it's such a great story."

The university scholars and guest speaker Thomas Allen, author of a 1993 account of the events at the school's former Alexian Brothers Hospital, emphasized that definitive proof that the boy known only as "Robbie" was possessed by malevolent spirits is unattainable. Maybe he instead suffered from mental illness or sexual abuse - or fabricated the entire experience.

Like most of religion's basic tenets, it ultimately comes down to faith.

"If the devil can convince us he does not exist, then half the battle is won," said the Rev. Paul Stark, vice president for mission and ministry at the 195-year-old Catholic school. He opened the discussion with a prayer from the church's exorcism handbook, imploring God to "fill your servants with courage to fight that reprobate dragon."

Some of the non-students in the audience spoke of personal connections to an episode that has enthralled generations of St. Louis residents.

One man described living near the suburban St. Louis home where the 13-year-old boy arrived in the winter of 1949 (his Lutheran mother was a St. Louis native who married a Catholic). Another said she was a distant cousin of Father William Bowdern, who led the exorcism ritual after consulting with the archbishop of St. Louis but remained publicly silent about his experiences - though he did tell Allen it was "the real thing."
Bowdern died in 1983.

Bowdern was assisted by the Rev. Walter Halloran, who unlike his colleague spoke openly with Allen and expressed his skepticism about potential paranormal events before his death a decade ago.

"He talked more about the boy, and how much he suffered, and less about the rite," Allen said. "Here was a scared, confused boy caught up in something he didn't understand.

"He told me, 'I simply don't know,' and that is where I leave it," the author added. "I just don't know."

Allen zealously protects the anonymity of "Robbie," despite others' efforts to track him down to this day.

Gary Mackey, a 59-year-old accountant who left work early to attend the campus event, said he also is unsure whether "The Exorcist" was a work of fiction or instead a riveting real-life account of barely comprehensible forces.

He does know this: He cannot forget the movie that he saw with a buddy four decades ago. They drove 100 miles from their home in Louisville, Ky., to the nearest theater showing it across the state line in Cincinnati.

"I saw the movie when I was 19 years old and it scared me to death," Mackey said. "I think it's the scariest movie ever made." - AOL

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Black Flying Humanoid

Kodiak, Alaska - 8/18/2013 - unedited: I was driving home around 8:30pm. It was still light out. I was on Rezanof St. heading toward Benny Benson when I noticed movement from a black object over the tree tops just about over the Mission Beach area. I turned left on Benny Benson and pulled over on Mission Rd. to get a better view. Two people came out of a house to their vehicle. I pointed it out to them. They asked me if it was a person. I told them I had no idea. It headed out over the ocean. I drove over to Mission Beach and parked. I called my husband at home. Our home overlooks the water. I watched it until it was almost a dot. I went home. My husband saw it with binoculars and watched it until it was out of sight. It headed straight out to sea. There is nothing out there but open water. You could pick out what appeared to be two legs and two arms held out in front. When it was at the correct angle. At first it appeared to be facing somewhat south but then it turned a bit and headed out to sea. - MUFON CMS

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Not Your Grandmother's Humanoids - Part 2

My friend & colleague Albert Rosales of the Humanoid Sighting Reports & Journal of Humanoid Studies has graciously forwarded another humanoid related article for publication. Click for Part 1 - Not Your Grandmother's Humanoids. The following is Part 2 of the narrative:

Robot type humanoid

This is another category of “Not your grandmother’s humanoid” type of entity, the ‘Robot’ of Sci-Fi fame. But if we are to believe many witnesses reports, these humanoids are not exactly stuff of science fiction. The following report is of very little known report (outside of Spain) which appears to describe some type of mechanical or robot type entity.

Again the source is the website “Lo Oculto, Ovnis en España”:

It was in the spring of 1968 (Spain was going through a phenomenal UFO wave at the time) one morning around 11:30 a.m. near the small locale of VIllar de Humo, Cuenca, Spain a 14-year old witness was working on his father’s land located in a wooded area when he suddenly saw emerging out of a line of trees located next to the Vencherque River at about 200 meters away two shiny metallic ‘objects’ or figures resembling “metal robots”, silvery in color and about 2.5 meters in height, that were walking towards the witness with their arms straight down at their sides and without moving their legs. Both entities seemed to move in unison and had square heads and thorax and on each of their hands they were carrying some sort of metallic “briefcase”. When they were about 60 meters from the witness he ran home and notified his parents of what he had seen. Immediately the adults searched the area but failed to find anything. We got ask ourselves if the report is accurate what were these apparent robotic beings doing in the middle of nowhere in Cuenca Province Spain in the spring of 1968. Some questions are best remained unanswered, I think.

Witness' sketch of the robotic entities

Next I will like to summarize a case of an apparent bedroom visitation which involved several entities including a massive robot! The case was investigated by Puerto Rican UFO researcher Jorge Martin and published in his magazine “Evidencia Ovni #3” which I summarized and translated. The incident took place late night of early September of 1994, it occurred at the village of Villa Palmeras in Santurce, Puerto Rico. The witness had apparently been involved in a previous bedroom visitation a week before however on this same night he was awakened by the appearance of two short gray-luminous figures in his bedroom. He was briefly paralyzed but was again able to move. The beings ran out of the room as soon as he was able to move but suddenly a section of the ceiling became luminous and a type of move screen became visible. Two figures now appeared on the screen; one of the figures was tall and was wearing a uniform, a metallic helmet, and what appeared to be epaulets on his shoulders. He was gray-colored with large black slanted eyes. Behind this figure stood a huge wide-shaped entity resembling a metallic robot with an almost square head on top of massive shoulders. The tall figure communicated by using telepathy explaining to the witness that they only wanted to examine him and his paralysis was totally accidental. After a few moments’ the screen became smaller and disappeared.

Perhaps some type of holographic image projected by the original humanoids seen. What was the purpose of the massive robot like creature? Was he some type of guardian or security?

Next case is from Maurizio Verga’s excellent entity catalog “ITACAT”. It supposedly took place one evening in the spring of 1980 in Aviano Italy. The UFO connection is very tentative but most of the encounters here are. A farmer was riding his motorcycle into town when he observed what he termed as a “monster-like” entity enclosed in what appeared to be a glass cage, sitting in the center of the town square. The humanoid was seated, very tall, and very erect with his hands on his knees. His entire body was engulfed in long green filaments. He had very long hair and it was standing on end. As the witness approached he was overcome by a powerful odor that made him disoriented. He walked back to his motorcycle and then heard a sound similar to glass breaking, as he looked back he saw two blond girls screaming. He apparently left the area in a hurry. I don’t know, maybe we are dealing with other dimensions alongside ours?

This is a fairly common group here, notice the absence of 'Grays'

Next case is a very curious event received from Ukrainian researcher Dr. Anton Anfalov he quoted the original source, Anatoliy Tavricheskiy writing in Crimean Riviera Magazine June 2006 #22:

One evening in July of the year 2000 in the Batiliman area, near Cape Aya, Crimea, Ukraine a Russian family from Moscow was staying at this picturesque resort on the shores of the Black Sea. The father was enjoying a view of the sea using a pair of binoculars, when he suddenly spotted a huge humanoid entity swimming in the waters. The figure was definitely not human or a common diver, the height (or length) of the figure was estimated to have been 3 meters, and was dressed in what appeared to be a tight-fitting shiny metallic suit. This very tall “man” was apparently ‘frolicking’ or playing with a huge snake-like creature, light brown in color, resembling a real “sea dragon” which swam nearby. The tall humanoid and the sea dragon were swimming very close to each other. Other witnesses gathered and watched the amazing sight for about 15 more minutes. Soon the strange sea snake departed to the open sea and the giant humanoid began to swim quickly along the rocky shore towards Cape Aya. The witnesses watched the giant for about 10 minutes until it vanished behind some coastal shrubbery. According to Anfalov, Cape Aya in the Crimea has underground and underwater subsurface ‘portals’ that connect into a system of alien bases and tunnels that stretch for several kilometers under the shore, also inter-dimensional portals that connect into other dimensions used by the aliens. Also there are numerous reports of “sea dragon” type creatures on the Crimean southern coast, which apparently live in deep underwater caves near the coast or arrive here from other dimensions. Makes sense to me.

In Gil Bar’s UFOs in Israel Timeline I found this next curious case said to have occurred on the night of July 15 1996 in Kibbutz Ma’anit, Israel. According to the brief summary two six-year old children watched a disc-shaped ‘spaceship’ land nearby and watched stunned as six small humanoids with large slit-like eyes emerged from the object and stared intently at the witnesses, The humanoids were accompanied by a strange ‘animal’ resembling a large dog with glowing red eyes. After sometime the humanoids and their ‘pet’ re-entered the craft and left. Unfortunately there is no additional information but this is not the first (and I suspect not the last) report of humanoids being accompanied by a dog-like animal or ‘pet’.

The Bible states that “There were giants in those days” but apparently they are still among us today, the following report is a brief sample, its source is Russell Kellet from FSR (Flying Saucer Review). The date given was one night in 1978 in Utley, Yorkshire, England. A lady name Rita was walking her dog, in an area near a local beauty spot she had used for many years. As she walked past a very large lorry (truck) fully loaded with logs her dog began to act out of character; it began to bark fiercely and then snarl and jump up and down. Then it went quite motionless and just stared looking towards the vehicle, that’s when Rita noticed some movement behind the rear of the vehicle. Suddenly, a giant figure in a frogman’s suit looked over the top of the vehicle at her. Terrified, Rita pulled her dog away and ran for home. She did not dare look to see where the figure had gone or if it was still there. The vehicle or truck was large and fully loaded with logs, so the size of the frogman looking head and shoulders over the vehicle must have been gigantic. The area is moorland that runs all the way to Ilkley and is famous for the mythical giant that roamed there named “Rombald” the giant. Perhaps he still around.

Another giant report comes from the land of the mythical Olympian giants, Greece. Greek researcher Thanassis Vembos writing in Strange Magazine #4 mentions an incident said to had taken place on June 29 1989 around 1430 in the afternoon in the town of Chrysopetra, Macedonia, Greece. Several villagers had previously seen strange flashes of light in the sky. Later on an elderly woman was doing some household chores when she heard a loud bang from outside. She ran out and found her granddaughter in a state of shock. The girl told her that she had seen a large white cloud form in the garden then the figure of a giant, almost 8 meters tall appeared. He seemed to be totally encased in mist and was slightly ‘deformed’. He suddenly disappeared in plain sight emitting a loud banging sound. Large footprints were found at the site of the encounter. Indeed an Olympian God/Giant in our midst!

What do we really know about the nature of our existence? Are there multi-universes and parallel planes surrounding us? Could denizens from such parallel realities come to visit us at times? I believe the answer is yes.

Image of centaur-like creature

One of the strangest humanoid creature said to be encountered from time to time in different parts of the world is the mythological Centaur (apparently not so mythological after all). Encounters with such creatures date back to the ancient Greeks maybe even before the following is a fairly modern day example taken from Graham J. MacEwan’s work Mystery Animals of Britain and Ireland

In the spring of 1966 one night near the small town of Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, John Farrell and Margaret Johnson were driving along a remote country road passing a local estate when suddenly a huge figure appeared on the road ahead. They stopped the car and one of the witnesses looked out and saw a creature resembling a huge horse with a man’s face with large bulging eyes. Both witnesses were paralyzed with fear and could not move. The being had a huge hairy man-like face and was standing across the road completely blocking the car’s path. Thankfully, the creature only stood there for a few moments and then left.

An even more recent example can be found in “Unknowncreaturespot” a blog dealing with encounters with anomalous creatures. The incident is titled “2006 Michigan Centaur sighting”:

One night either in January or February of 2006 a woman driving alone between the towns of Battle Creek and Bellevue had to slow down for a stop sign. Suddenly a creature of very large size jumped up over a snow bank and ran “10 yards a second.” It was coming towards the car. She further described the creature as “enormous and its body as white as the snow around it.” It had tiny little legs, like animal goat legs but very small. She had the impression that parts of it were like a man and other parts of it were an animal. According to her it either grabbed, or reached for the door handle but the car was locked. She said its fingers were incredibly long, “long, long fingers and nails.” It was so incredibly fast that she did not see a face or anything else. She mentioned that another carload of people had also seen it; they stopped and looked at it at one point before driving away.

Strange encounters with unknown beings are still being reported (very frequently) the following are some of the more recent reports:

A person who requested full anonymity recently reported the following incident to me: One evening on February of 2009 in Ocala, Florida (close to the Ocala National Forest) two men were parked in their driveway talking when they heard something very large hovering above but when they looked at the sky they saw absolutely nothing. Then they heard something in the woods behind them and saw several figures with large black eyes looking at them from the woods. When they attempted to approach the figures the hovering noise ceased and the shadowy figures vanished.

The following report was also received directly from the witness requesting anonymity:

March 2010 around 00:30 a.m. in the city of Barking, Essex, England, the witness, M. R. had just gone to bed while his wife was visiting her friend with their daughter. He had a small dimly lit lamp next to his bed as for some reason he was feeling a bit apprehensive on this night. As he was laying on the bed facing the window he suddenly felt someone sit on the edge of the bed. He sat straight up to see a humanoid-looking female sitting on the edge of the bed. As he looked at her he felt she somehow ‘knew’ he was afraid. She used a hand motion apparently ‘telling’ the witness to calm down. She wore a tight-fitting gray suit with a black belt around her waist. She had black eyes and blond hair and was staring at the witness. As he stared back she suddenly vanished in plain sight. The witness feels that if he wouldn’t have shown fear the contact would have lasted longer.

The following summary was also received privately from a family who has “suffered” several encounters with a strange entity in their home. For obvious reasons they also requested complete anonymity:

Location. Bullsbrook, Perth, Western Australia
Date: April 2010 Time: various

Usually in the early morning hours a young teenage girl and her equally young female friend have reported seeing a strange crouching figure appear in the bedroom. One of the girls reported seeing the strange being crouching above her headboard staring down at her whilst she slept. Other times they have seen the strange being at the bedroom doorway standing really tall filling out the door frame in height. It is really thin and not human at all. The being has even appeared to her at her aunt’s house located several kilometers from her home. According to the main witness the being had a large head and the skin on its face seemed stretched tight. All it does is, stare at the young girls. One night while watching a movie she sensed that someone was watching and when she looked at the doorway of the room the tall thin creature was standing there. She provided additional details of the intruder, indicating that it was very skinny, with ribs showing, with bluish skin and she could see what appeared to be some sort of veins. The eyes were more like humans’ but black in color. It did not wear any clothing and she could not see any genitalia either but somehow “knew” it was a male. According to the witness there has been no attempt of communication in the part of the entity. (Encounters might still be taking place).

As of 2103 I received further information from the witnesses detailing additional experiences:

According to the ‘Belarusian UFO-Committee, UFO-com.net’ at dawn on July 28 2011 in the village of Borovka, Belarus, two soldiers patrolling a restricted military zone (in a forest) saw a silhouette of a man in a ‘puffy’ pink outfit maneuvering between the trees, apparently flying without any means of propulsion. According to their report, suddenly the flying man took a sharp turn and accelerated at about 70 meters away from the patrol. The being was about 2 meters in height and human-shaped. Have we here secret military technology being tested?

The following report was summarized and translated (by yours truly) from the very informative Spanish website “Lo Oculto, Ovnis en España”:

One night in December of 2011 between Jerez de la Frontera and Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Spain, two employees at the local Alijar ecological park had gone to check on some of the wind turbines that appeared to be malfunctioning, some were producing more power than normal while others not enough. One night while inspecting the top of one of the turbines about 20 meters in height the men began hearing what sounded like small pebbles or rocks bouncing of the structure. Both men climbed down to investigate and were confronted by two strange humanoids about 3 meters in height, very thin, and lead-gray in color that emitted a sound similar to that of “cackling swans.” The two humanoids suddenly ran towards the brush at very high speed seemingly floating just above the ground and disappeared from sight.

The following somewhat unorthodox bedroom visitation type incident was communicated to me directly by the witness:

Location. Los Angeles, California
Date: December 18 2012 Time: 04:50 a.m.

The witness was sleeping alone in her room, however there were other family members in the house at the time, when suddenly she had the urge to get up but as she attempted to, she realized that she was unable to move. She then saw a human-shape figure of average height (1.65m) in her room which suddenly approached her and touched her head. When the strange figure touched her head she felt an intense ‘electrical discharge’ go through her body. She was able to describe the intruder as man-like with ‘steely gray eyes’ and wearing some sort of hooded outfit. She also heard what appeared to be ‘others’ walking around in the house. In the spot around her neck where the entity had touched there remained a ‘sticky spot’ and according to the witness the hand of the intruder felt ‘soft or gelatinous’. Soon the intruder and the others left and after five minutes the witness was able to move again. She immediately washed the spot where she had been touched by the stranger.

I will like to conclude this short article with a final case taken directly from the excellent Blog "Phantoms and Monsters" run by paranormal researcher Lon Strickler:

Location. Near Grass Lake, Shawano County, Wisconsin
Date: January 9 2013 Time: 14:00

Greg Posada and Eugene Pointer called the paranormal hotline with their report of two werewolves seen near Grass Lake. They claim that these two creatures that appeared to be werewolves were definitely bi-pedal. One of the creatures had grayish hair, while the other had brownish hair. Both creatures had snouts. When the creatures were observed, they both seemed to be bent down drinking water from the lake. Eugene and Greg both claim that the creatures sniffed the air and then turned and looked at them. They let off a howl that sounded like a regular wolf and ran off into the nearby thickets. The encounter occurred around 1400 hours and Eugene and Greg were both shaken from this encounter. Greg says that the brown coated creature was at least 7 feet tall, while the gray coated creature was perhaps 6 feet tall. Eugene says that this is not the end of the story. After their encounter with the ‘werewolves’ it was no more than 10 minutes later, they spied a silver disc in the surrounding forest. The silver disc was hovering, tilted and then shot up into the sky. The sighting of the disc lasted only about 3 minutes, but during the time of the sighting everything felt surreal. Everything moved in slow motion. Eugene and Greg felt relaxed and at ease while they watched the disc in the sky. Eugene does not understand how they could have two paranormal encounters in one day.

UFO’s and werewolves in the same area? Strangeness surrounds us we just have to know where to look. I have one piece of advice if you are one day confronted by something or some unknown humanoid, use caution, and remember “Only fools rush in”.

Please feel free to contact the author Albert S. Rosales at garuda79@att.net with any information or questions.

October 29, 2013

I want to again thank Albert for his time and effort...Lon

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New Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

There is to be another bid to search for evidence that Tasmanian tigers are alive and well.

Representatives from the UK-based Centre for Fortean Zoology will join local searchers venturing into the wilderness near Smithton, in Tasmania's north-west.

The British cryptozoologists have previously tried to find Australia's so-called "big foot", the Yowie.

Expedition member Tony Healy says the team will use a range of equipment.

"[We'll have] a lot of trail cameras, game cameras and we've all got infra-red devices... just spotlighting, looking for tracks," he said.

The group will break into small parties to stake out different areas.

Long-time tiger enthusiast Col Bailey has spent decades trying to find evidence that Tasmanian tigers still exist.

He has reservations about a group of 10 people searching together.

"That's a lot of people to take into the field at the one time because low numbers is essential as far as I'm concerned in this and they also say two weeks they're going to be out," he said.

"Well, two weeks is nearly not enough time, you really need three or four weeks to do this properly."

The centre, founded in 1992, is a not-for-profit group set up to investigate unusual or extinct animals.

The last Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in a Hobart zoo in 1933.

The carnivorous marsupial was widely hunted by early settlers trying to protect livestock. - ABC

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Dire Year for the Manatee: Death Toll Highest On Record and Still Climbing

This year just became the deadliest year ever for Florida's endangered manatees. In total, 769 manatees have died so far this year from all causes from January 1st through October 29th, making it the largest annual manatee die-off in Florida since recordkeeping began. The previous record was set in 2010 when biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented 766 deaths after hundreds of manatees died from cold stress during that extremely cold winter.

With more than two months still to go, nearly twice the number of manatees have already died in 2013 than died in all of 2012. Still, with your support, we and our partners were able to save many more manatees from a similar fate, and every attempt must be made to continue these life-saving efforts.

With 2013's catastrophic loss of manatee lives coming so close on the heels of the mass mortality suffered during 2010, the already difficult job to ensure the survival of these gentle and defenseless marine mammals has been made all the more challenging, and it's not over yet.

What we put into our waters, how much we pump from our aquifer and draw from our springs and rivers, together with how we use our waterways, all has an impact on our own lives and the lives of every aquatic species. We must demand better stewardship of our waters and waterways or suffer even more severe consequences going forward. Your donation will help us continue our fight to protect manatees and their habitat.

Please help these gentle giants....Lon

We want to thank the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other rescue and rehabilitation partners and volunteers for their tireless efforts on the manatee's behalf. If you need a reminder of what Save the Manatee Club has done for manatees, please click here to review our Activities and Accomplishments. With your assistance, we can help ensure a better future for manatees.

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Nunavik hunters run into rock-throwing bigfoot creature

Akulivik hunter Harry Cruikshank and his friends say they are the third northern Quebec group within the last two years to spot a bigfoot creature.

There was the night-time sighting last month of a red-eyed bigfoot mama and cub by Cree hunters near Wemindji, and there was the sighting in Aulivik last September, by Harry Cruikshank’s sister, Maggie Cruikshank, who was picking berries when she spotted a tall hairy beast without any clothes.

But unlike previous sightings, Harry Cruikshank’s bigfoot actually may have tried to convey a message to him and his friends.

The message was, “stay away!”

The group of four men and one woman say they saw the creature Oct. 19. The weather was nice and everyone was hungry for country food so they decided to go seal hunting.

The group traveled by motorized canoe to an area 45 minutes south of Akulivik on Nunavik’s Hudson Bay coast. After a short coffee break they continued to a remote bay known to be a good spot for seal.

“We all saw the unexpected something on a small hill, it was dark and we started staring at it,” Cruikshank said. “We knew there was nobody up there because there were no other canoes and you can only reach that hunting area by canoe.”

The group decided to go after the creature. They approached the area and climbed the small hill, but they found nothing. Then they spotted a caribou trail.

“We heard a strange noise up in the land,” said Cruiskshank, “like the sound of something throwing rocks.”

“Maybe the creature was trying to communicate with us,” added Cruikshank. “But I don’t know how to talk to the bigfoot.”

Still, the hunting party tried to interpret the creature’s movements.

Speaking amongst themselves, they determined the animal was indeed a bigfoot, and that it was throwing rocks at them because it was angry.

The bigfoot had been hunting the caribou, Cruikshank speculated, and his hunting party had interrupted the beast on its quest for food.

Cruikshank and his friends were hungry, too. But they weren’t about to try and shoot the bigfoot. They were also craving caribou meat.

“The bigfoot is not food for us because it walks like a human, with long, long arms,” said Cruikshank. “We forgot about that beast because we really needed to have the country food.”

And so the bigfoot escaped into the wilderness, and Cruikshank and his friends bagged the two caribou that they suspected the beast had been out hunting.

This is actually not the first time Cruikshank has seen a bigfoot. He first sighted the creature back in July of 1997. Cruikshank and his wife were travelling by canoe when she spotted something on the land.

“Harry, what is that!” his wife cried, pointing to a dark hairy creature.

“He stood up and started running,” said Cruikshank, “very fast running.”

But when he told his story, the people of Akulivik didn’t believe him. “I become quiet after that,” said Cruikshank.

For more than 15 years no one in Akulivik saw bigfoot, or at least no one in Akulivik spoke very loudly about seeing a bigfoot.

Then, late in the afternoon on a rainy, windy Saturday in September 2012, Harry Cruikshank’s sister, Maggie Cruikshank, spotted a bigfoot while out picking berries with her cousin.

The creature was “taller and larger than a man,” Maggie Cruikshank said at the time. “It walks like us but not standing straight like us, it can jump and crawl.”

And its footprint measured some 40 centimetres.

Maggie Cruikshank posted photos of the footprints on her Facebook page, which instantly drew numerous comments. But she still has not released a video she claims to have of the creature, which has drawn her some criticism.

Unfortunately her brother was not able to gather any hard evidence of the bigfoot that he saw.

“All of us forgot our cameras,” said Cruikshank.

Clear and compelling documentation of bigfoot has long been a goal of bigfoot enthusiasts and researchers in the western United States, where stories of the creature abound, from the forests of Oregon and Washington to the canyons of Utah.

In the U.S., people have set up motion sensor cameras and trekked deep into the woods searching for bigfoot, but one Utah-based group called the Falcon Project has an ambitious new plan: construct a remote-controlled helium-filled airship, complete with high tech cameras and thermal imaging equipment, and take the search for bigfoot to the skies.

“We spent 40 years on the ground trying to film this creature,” said project manager William Barnes. “I decided the only way we can actually study these creatures is from the air.”

Barnes, who had a life-altering bigfoot sighting while prospecting for gold in California in the late 1990s — the creature came within just three feet of his tent — says the craft will cost approximately $310,000.

“We’re still raising money,” said Barnes, “But once we get our money we’re going to be out there 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The group, which includes an Idaho State University anthropologist, world-renown tropical biologist and conservationist Ian Redmond and an experienced wolf and mountain lion tracker named Jim Halfpenny plans to search in Idaho, Texas, West Virginia and British Columbia.

But as of now the Falcon Project has no plans to come to Nunavik.

Back in Aulivik, Harry Cruikshank believes the creatures are here to stay, though he doesn’t plan to go out looking for one again anytime soon.

“I am just going to leave it alone,” said Cruikshank, “and only hunt for the real animals, and not that kind of beast.”

“There have been sightings before,” added Akulivik Mayor Henry Alayco, and he seemed to think there would be sightings again. “It is some sort of mystery,” said Alayco. - NunatsiaqOnline


UFOs at Machu Picchu?

Cisco, Peru - 10/28/2013 - The camera used was of low resolution, brand and model are: Canon SD1000 and only has 7.1 megapixels. My mother said they did not notice anything strange in the sky that day that everything was normal and it was in the picture I just realized, and this happened on the 29th July 2012. My mom and I are quite informed about this issue and that there are lots of fakes about UFOs photos, but I can assure you that the photo is 100% real, and Ive had experiences before but unfortunately I have no evidence. - MUFON CMS



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This Week On 'Beyond The Edge' Radio: Katherine Ramsland - 'Serial Killers' - Author / Professor of Forensics Psychology & Criminal Justice

Join Eric, Lon & Sean as we welcome professor of forensics psychology & criminal justice / author Katherine Ramsland to 'Beyond The Edge' Radio

Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. has published 48 books and over 1,000 articles, stories, reviews, chapters, and blogs related to crimes and criminals, exploring the evils within their minds and the ghosts that haunt us. She holds graduate degrees in forensics psychology, clinical psychology and criminal justice. Currently, she teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.

Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on his book, The Cases That Haunt Us and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness: Profiling the Predators Among Us She also co-wrote a book with Henry C. Lee, The Real World of a Forensic Scientist: Renowned Experts Reveal What It Takes to Solve Crimes Ramsland speaks internationally about forensic psychology, forensic science, and serial murder, and has appeared on numerous documentaries, as well as such programs as The Today Show, 20/20, Montel Williams, NPR, Larry King Live and E! True Hollywood. She was the recurring expert for the American Occult series on the ID network, and her latest book is Blood & Ghosts: Haunted Crime Scene Investigations

Some of her notable work includes The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds - The Devil's Dozen: How Cutting-Edge Forensics Took Down 12 Notorious Serial Killers - The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation - Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill - The Forensic Science of C.S.I. - True Stories of CSI: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show

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