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Saturday, August 31, 2013

UFO Encounters: Lights in the Valley -- Taking Notes -- Flaming Craft -- On the Road

The following narratives were forwarded to me several years ago:


In 1982, I was 12 years old. One evening that winter, near the holidays, my mother woke me up from a deep sleep at 2am. She was freaking out, and wanted me to verify that she wasn't crazy.

Our home in Vermont is located high on the East side of the Winooski River Valley. From my bedroom window, there is a beautiful 20 mile view across the valley towards Camel's Hump. About 8 miles away down in that river valley there is a hydro-power dam. At the time it was under construction and there was a large crane at the site. During the holidays they hung a array of lights on the crane tower to look like a Christmas tree. We could see that from our house.

So, what had my mother so scared? There was a light hovering over the dam, and it was changing colors. Red, blue, green, white, red again. It was moving back and forth ever so slowly, and occasionally would "bounce" up and down. I was an aircraft freak even at that age and mom wanted to know if I knew what it was. I didn't. From our vantage point, it was impossible to tell if it was something moving on the mountain side beyond the river or if it was between us and the far side of the valley, but it sure looked like it was moving over the lights on the crane.

My mother called the BTV airport and asked them if anyone else was calling in about this mysterious light in the valley. Of course, they pretty much thought she was a crazy lady and said that nothing was amiss. They did, however, give her the number to our nearest military installation, Plattsburgh Air Base (closed in 1992). So, at my behest, she called them and told the same story. You guessed it - same result. "You're crazy lady!".

It was a crystal clear night, so we returned to the window to watch this object some more. Within five minutes something unexpected happened.

From the opposite side of the valley several aircraft popped up over the ridge in formation and headed down the valley. We could see their collision lights with the familiar red, green and white strobes. I figured military, of course, but wondered about the response time. Plattsburgh is at least 50 miles away by air, so it is possible they could cover that distance under full military power if they had been on the ready line when we called...or, had they already been on the way?

The jets got to within two miles or so of the mysterious object when it suddenly brightened, turned white, and went straight up. Fast. It disappeared into the night sky effortlessly. We continued to watch for several more minutes as the jets did a few orbits, then returned the way they came. With that, we called it a night.

Others in my high school saw the event or heard the jets, but we never saw anything in the news. I'll probably never know, but it definitely helped form the opinions I have today about our visitors from other worlds. GM

NOTE: this location has a history of strange and unexplained lights...Lon



I have been abducted by aliens. The last time I remember clearly was in 1979.

I was abducted with a large group of people on one occasion. It seemed they were studying human social interaction. The reason I say this is because I recognized an old boyfriend. He was married by then and the aliens suggested I go over and talk to him. I said I wouldn't because he was now married. They seemed very confused. If I still had strong feelings for him, why wouldn't I do this? His wife died since then (now ten years) and we have talked on the phone and send e-mails to each other, almost 25 years after we broke up.

Back in 1976, I met a family who said an alien lived in their house but was invisible. To prove it, the husband said he would ask the alien to put on a show for us that night. We all saw 5 craft fly over and one hovered over the cornfield after it got dark. They even flashed their lights when we waved. I know it sounds crazy, but I am at a point in my life where I know what I saw and don't care if anyone believes me or not. This family also told me that the government came to their home once a month to pickup notes the family kept. This all took place in Lansing, Michigan.




In 1994, something happened to me that would change my life. I witnessed a UFO for the first time.

At that time, I had been working as a special security officer. I was in my car on my way back home from work late one night. I was in the south of Sweden.

After I had driven a few miles, something suddenly started to glow on my left side. It was about 150 meters long 40-50 meters wide (it was huge!) and just looked like it was on fire. It looked like it was going down over a ridge, but change direction twice. Then it looked like it was going down again, so I tried to follow it with my car. But when I came around the ridge, I had to stop because there were 2 horses standing in the middle of the road....it seemed like they were hypnotized.

After banging the horn for about 2 min, I got out of the car and could not move them. I pulled and push each one but they still stood there looking at me. I looked toward the glowing object but it was gone by that time.

I turned my car around and went home.

I know what I saw...I'm not crazy. Through the flames was a metallic body. I will never forget that. I even called the Swedish Air Force and asked them if something went down that night, but they stated nothing was reported.

I know that what I saw was NOT from this earth. Name Withheld



I had a trip every Tuesday night that started at midnight. The truck was a small and loaded with lots of sausage product, but carried a big payload (about the size of a standard pickup truck but a lot wider). I’d leave here around midnight and if making good time I’d stop at a truck stop for breakfast, unload my truck and then “back track” on my way back to deliver to any stores that was “short” on product.

That night was a very clear and warm night. I had the radio on but don’t recall the station. It was probably at least around 3:00 a.m. or later. Nothing remarkable but at some time the radio was acting strange. Would seem to have lots of static; then nothing; then clear as a bell. That probably happened for about 5 minutes or so and as I was looking around I noticed something out the right side window.

As I said, it was not something you could clearly see, but it was like a saucer with lights on the outside. I don’t want to dramatize this but I think the fact that the object didn’t streak across the sky brought its attention to me. It sort of hovered along side of me but some distance away. When you see a plane at night you see the port and starboard lights (one on the tail, one on bottom and one on top-normally red, and strobes on the wing tips). Back then I don’t know that there was any where near that kind of marking on aircraft so white lights would not have been a concern.

All I knew was that it did not look like a traditional plane nor did it act like a traditional aircraft. It was like a cigar (saucer) shaped based on the lights. Nothing on top or bottom to define height. It seemed to spin but not fast but that may just have been the motion because the movement of the lights was not fast. Hard to explain. I don’t recall that it made any noise, just seemed to hover while along side and then disappeared.

Obviously, I had to concentrate on the road so I don’t know what direction it went but it was quick. The lights just went off and it was gone. Since I didn’t stare at it, I can’t tell you how long between glances. At the time I figured we had some experimental stuff that we weren’t supposed to know about (and that may still be the truth) but it was strange. Not at all scary, but not something one expects to see. Bill M.

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Daily 2 Cents: Black Robes and a Weird Hat -- Strange Sounds in British Columbia -- Turkey UFO

Black Robes and a Weird Hat

Occurred : 7/30/2013 21:00 (Entered as : 7/30/13 21:00)
Reported: 7/30/2013 8:01:35 PM 20:01
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: North East, PA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 10 minutes

Strange thing walked out of woods,I followed it and it just vanished.

I was sitting in my driveway looking up at the stars and I heard something come out of the woods at the end of my street. There is a creek at the end of my street so I was wondering how they came out of there.

This thing started walking up my street and it was walking very weird and was wearing black robes and a weird hat with a point and a curve and had feathers on it.

So I hid behind my car waiting until it walked near my house. Note: it was walking the same pace the whole time. And I said "hey what are you doing" and they didn't say anything back and kept on walking at the same pace up the street.

So I started following them and at the other end of my street are more woods. I was right behind this thing! The thing got to someones yard and I was 5 feet behind it and started walking into the woods.

I turned the flashlight on my phone real fast; within 2 seconds. I didn't stop walking when I was turning it on.

When I looked up with my flashlight, i! t was gone... It just vanished into thin air. Nothing! I looked all over with my flashlight, there was nothing. I just don't know. I want and explanation and I want it soon.

I do not want to live in fear know what I saw. I just remember every dog barking at it and it did not even flinch.

Just someone explain this. NUFORC

Thanks to Albert Rosales


11-Year-Old’s Psychic Feeling Helps Save Her Family From Fire

She had a feeling she could not shake. Maria Elias’s premonition probably saved her and other family members. Before she went to sleep on Saturday night, 11-year-old Maria felt as if something was going to happen.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, a fire spread through the Elias’s California residence. Maria acted fast and corralled her two younger brothers and sister our of their home. It appears the fire started because of an electrical short. Corey Wilford of the Kern County Fire Department stated, that ”a person who was sleeping in the home heard a loud pop and smelled smoke, then saw fire erupt on the wall.” The fire caused an estimated $85,000 in damage.

The United States Fire Administration recommends that residents take precautions in order to practice fire safety. Here are some tips to consider: 1) all homes should have at least one working fire alarm; 2) never overload circuits; 3) do not overuse appliances. If you detect a smell or smoke, disconnect the appliance from the outlet; 4) plan your escape route in case there is a fire; and 5) educate your children about the dangers of matches and lighters.

Was it a feeling that saved Maria Elias and her family? No one will ever know the answer to this question. What we do know is an 11-year-old acted in a quick and smart manner in order to save her brothers and sisters from the fire. - Parent Society

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Strange Sounds in British Columbia

Some people in Terrace, B.C., say they were awoken Thursday morning by some strange, whining and grinding noises echoing off nearby hills for several minutes, prompting a wide range of speculation online about the source.

At least three different people recorded the phenomenon, including Kimberley Wookey, who posted a video on YouTube.

Terrace, B.C.Terrace, B.C.
Mandi Campbell described hearing the loud sounds rolling through the hills around the city

"It seemed to be coming from the sky or underground, something so loud though. And I believe it was heard in Hazelton, which is close to here, and as far as the Nass," said Campbell.

Initial speculation about the source of the sounds included last year's earthquake that struck northwestern B.C., or perhaps the 7.0 magnitude quake that struck off the Aleutian Islands on Friday morning.

But Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada said the noise is not related to any seismic activity in the region.

Other popular theories included electromagnetic activity or a just a train, but residents insisted the noises aren't from the nearby train tracks.

Reports of strange sounds all around the world lit up the internet in 2011 as well, when they were dubbed "sky trumpets" by some.

On Friday afternoon city spokesperson Alisa Thompson said she had a simpler explanation — it was a city worker grinding down the blade on a grader.

"The grader blade needed to be straightened. Kind of gets ground down, and it makes a very strange noise. It's as simple as that," said Thompson.

"The video, the YouTube video, is actually right around the corner from the arena, and that's where our employee was doing the straightening."

Thompson said the city will try to replicate the sound and prove it was the grader this afternoon, although she admits she likes the more creative explanations better.

"Like some kind of epic battle between a Kermode, and UFO, with sasquatch and maybe a whale thrown in there. That would be great for local tourism." - CBC

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Security guard in Turkey photographs UFO

A security guard at a “technopark” in the town of Gebze in the Kocaeli province of Turkey says he saw a flying saucer and was able to capture it on camera with his cell phone before it disappeared.

The security guard, Ahmet Özcan, says he heard dogs barking and went outside. He told Haber Turk (translated by Google), “I went out to the sound of 0500 ranks of the dog’s bark. I saw an object resembling a flying saucer. Photographed on a cell phone. I lift my head to take the second one was gone.”

Haber Turk says a representative from the Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center in Turkey says they have taken an interest in the photograph and intend to research it further.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Taunt Reptilians At Your Own Risk

The following narrative is a submission by Matt R.:

On 8/24/13, I appeared on the Daniel Ott Radio Show. I discussed the history of my reptilian abductions, along with the experiences of the others involved in my mass abduction in 2005. I also spoke about several other cases, and their parallels to my own encounters.

In the last 10 mins of the show, the host cracked a joke about killing reptilians. What can only be described as an inhuman growl jumped into our conversation immediately after. Apparently, whatever reptilian was on the line wanted to voice their displeasure with his joke. During this conversation, I was sitting inside a parked car with the engine off. I was talking on my Skype app, over my phone's 4G connection. There was no other radio or computer anywhere near me. I can't think of anything that could have produced a growling noise that vivid. That certainly didn't sound like line interference. There are no audio files or ring tones on my Samsung S3 that sound like that. There was a deep guttural quality to it, which made it similar to what I've heard from reptilians before. Mr Ott does not have a history of pranking people on his program. And, I know there is no possible explanation for generation of that noise on my end.

There is a direct link to the mp3 excerpt with the growl, which is just below an mp3 of the full show.




This growl sounds quite similar to some of the ones heard on the recordings made during the reptilian encounters at David Eckhart household http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjIDrMZfPPY & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNPMxkM0pF4. They too have that deep, gurgling, and emotive quality to them. The last time I spoke to David, he related an interesting anecdote about reptilians and telephones. This was during a fully conscious encounter, where a couple of reptilians surrounded him while he was working on some business paperwork at a desk in his home. A reptilian examined his new smartphone and said something to the effect of “You know we can break into this one too, right?”. Apparently, they thought he had replaced phones to try and circumvent their hacking attempts. The truth was, he had just decided to upgrade to a new phone. Mr. Eckhart also once saw a female reptilian quickly disassemble, and reassemble their home phone handset. During the process, she inserted a small device in the phone. The speed and skill with which she did so suggests she was experienced with tapping. I have had numerous phone hacking incidents, as I have discussed in previous articles on this site http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2012/02/update-abductee-exposes-reptilian.html http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2012/11/the-katrina-abductions-new-revelations.html.

Being something of a feudalistic warrior culture, the reptilians have an acute sensitivity to perceived insults and threats. As many reptilian abductees have discovered, they can disproportionately react when verbally antagonized. This is is particularly true if the origin of the threatening gesture or statement is a male human. The best policy for interacting with reptilians is to use the same practice you would use speaking to a known 1% biker club member, who is wearing his logo. You have virtually no margin of safety to disrespect them. Now, this does not seem to apply to reptilians acting in a scientist or doctor role. They do not tend to overreact to perceived insults. However, the majority of encountered reptilians fall into some spectrum of what would be called a "warrior culture". That outburst on the line certainly sounded emotionally driven. It occurred less than one second after Daniel Ott's joke. This exemplifies how quickly reptilians are able to mentally process, and involuntarily react to a threat. The reptilians have a fundamentally different neurological composition, which lets them react faster than a human would. I cover this in a previous article : http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2013/03/here-be-dragons-new-katrina-abductions.html

If you are a researcher you can contact me at circlepanama@gmail.com.

NOTE: I do not endorse or impugn any of the narrative posted by the author. It has been posted solely as the opinion of the author without any input by myself (unless I was quoted). The narrative has been published, as received, without any edits. I will state that I believe that there are other humanoid beings living among us, either alien species or entities bio-engineered from terrestrial lifeforms. Beyond my statement you are left to your own conclusions...Lon

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Daily 2 Cents: 'My Dad Fired at the Devil' -- Indian State Bans 'Black Magic' -- Ghost Of Bank Robber Seen

'My Dad Fired at the Devil'

There has always been a little on going joke within my family about the time my Dad stood a few yards away from the Devil and shot at him. It's always been one of these little jokes that get mentioned once in a blue moon. I can remember as a kid if I was ill or hurt etc he'd mention it The point is I never really got a good explanation for it except that off the cuff remarks about it. I've never believed in anything paranormal, I like ghost films etc. But I've never really bought into the whole idea.

Anyway a few years ago the whole family and friends where over celebrating New Year. As the party was dying down, for some reason or another it got to people telling paranormal experiences in life. It was the first time I really heard the full story about the Devil incident.

This happened back in 1982, I was only a baby back then so I've no memory of it. We live in a small town in Scotland called Blackburn which is famous/infamous now for Susan Boyle. Anyway back then my parents were not long married and had their first home, a little bottom floor flat in a street called Rowan Street, it's a dump now and I bet it was a dump back then.

So the story goes that my Dad was working late one night, it was just me and my mother in the flat, my Dad comes home late in the evening eats his dinner and then our dog starts going nuts barking at the kitchen door, real aggressive frantic barking at something outside. This was strange for our dog Sinbad as he was one of those Dogs that just never barked and was a good natured Dog. He died when I was nine so I've a good memory of his characteristics. So the fear was that there was a intruder in the back garden my dad reasoned. So he quickly ran into his bedroom and got out his 2.2 air rifle, hey it's Scotland not America.

So he ran back into the Kitchen, the Dog still going nuts barking and scratching at the door. Air Rifle over the shoulder and a torch in hand he opened the door to the Garden. The Dog ran down the steps, stopping at the pavement, still going nuts. My Dad stepped down too, scanning the area, seeing nothing. Until he looked where the dog was barking at. What he described to me is the stuff of nightmares.

He looked across the garden and what he saw he described as a black moving form of mist like floating smoke, blacker than the blackest black with glowing red eyes moving from left to right across the garden. Raising his torch to it only illuminated it against the night and made it's features stand out more, a smoky black form, those red eyes burning. So he went into Soldier mode, he was in the Territorial Army back then. He raised his rifle and began firing at it. I still find the idea of shooting at this thing with air rifle pellets funny, but God had that been me I'd have been running in the opposite direction.

It was around that time telling the story that my mother chimed in mentioning that she too had witnessed this thing from the kitchen window and she too watched it pass into through the brick wall separating the gardens. I had always assumed it was only my dad that saw this thing, but I got the impression that neither of them where really keen to dwell upon those memories. The logic was that way back in 82 the upstairs neighbour was a guy known to be into weird stuff like Ouija boards and the like. So naturally the think there was a connection. I know they moved away from there not to long after and in my job now as a postman I've been to that block of flats and saw the garden. Also the morning after the event my dad checked back fence and found no pellet marks so he shot and hit the devil, or a rather large cat. - reddit.com/r/Paranormal


Indian State Maharashtra Bans 'Black Magic'

Maharashtra heralds a progressive new era with a comprehensive law banning black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices coming into effect, officials said Sunday.

Governor K. Sankaranarayanan signed an Ordinance Saturday evening which will curb all these practices, and award stringent punishment for practitioners. Maharashtra is the first state in the country to enact such a law.

The state government is likely to notify the law, which stipulates a maximum sentence of up to seven years in jail for various practices, by Monday.

The move comes five days after the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, the founder-head of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), which was at the forefront of the movement against these blind and often harmful practices.

Among other things, the new law will ban inhuman practices, human sacrifice, rituals to enable sex selection by pregnant women, and all forms of acts known as 'Jaadu-Tona' in common parlance.

The governor signed the Ordinance after it was drafted and cleared by the state cabinet last Wednesday, a day after Dabholkar's killing in Pune sparked outrage and protests across the state.

The Ordinance has replaced the draft "Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Bill" 2011, known simply as the 'anti-Black Magic Bill," pending before the legislature.

Under severe pressure for delaying the long-pending legislation aimed at ridding the society of the evils of such practices, the state government adopted the Ordinance route instead of waiting for the next session of legislature in Nagpur, in December.

Dabholkar, 67, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen Aug 20 while on a morning walk in Pune. - New Indian Express


Silent Rattlesnake

It may be terrifying to hear a rattlesnake's signature sound—but, hey, at least it's giving you a heads-up. Now, hikers in South Dakota's Black Hills have to keep their eyes peeled for rattlesnakes that can't rattle, NPR reports. These snakes have curled tails like pigs thanks to what seem to be atrophied muscles, says an expert. It may be a genetic defect.

"Defect" or not, it's probably helping the snakes: Those that do rattle are likely to get spotted and killed, so the non-rattlers have built-in protection that they may be passing on to their descendants. On the other hand, it could just be that certain snakes have had their tails broken "during failed predation attempts," says a researcher. Either way, it seems hikers may need more than just their ears to avoid them. - Newser


Ghost Of Bank Robber Seen At Intersection

Do you believe in ghosts?

Many people do and say they’ve seen the man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank and killed himself when he was cornered by police.

A paranormal investigator says he’s been contacted by two people in East Memphis where the bank robber died.

Those who’ve apparently seen this ghost have seen it at the exact spot where the bank robber ended his life.

“I haven’t been looking but I will probably see it now that it is in my head,” said Lori McCaghren, who lives on Walnut Grove.

From her front door, McCaghren has the perfect view of the corner of Walnut Grove and Perkins. She has yet to see the ghost

“I mean, what time of day?” she asked.

“A shadowy figure that you can see through,” said Mike Einspanjer, the owner of Memphis Paranormal Investigations and grief counselor.

Einspanjer says he’s had two people contact him, a man and woman, about seeing Marvin Amerson at night, back from the dead.

Amerison killed himself July 23rd after robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on Poplar.

He took police on a chase and then crashed his van.

Instead of surrendering, Amerson ended his life.

Einspanjer says suicides often produce ghosts.

“This wasn’t a planned event,” said Einspanjer. “He did it in the spur of the moment and that’s a lot to deal with and it takes time.”

Amerson also left behind a wife and a son, “So that’s a lot of pain and a lot of grief that he has to work through.”

“I have a perfect view and I look out all the time,” said McCaghren.

Those we spoke with live near the intersection and say they aren’t the ones who called the ghost hunter for help.

“So you haven`t seen him either?” asked reporter Sabrina Hall.

“I haven’t seen him and I sit out here quite a bit too,” said Steven Loughridge, who lives on Perkins. “I haven’t seen him or heard him.”

If the ghost is real, the paranormal investigator says there is no telling when it will leave because he says earthbound spirits only cross over when they are ready to let go.

Einspanjer says he keeps those who contact him confidential. - WREG

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China Lunar Mission

China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe is scheduled to be launched at the end of this year for a moon landing mission, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence announced on Wednesday.

"Chang'e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its research and manufacture period," said a statement released by the administration after Wednesday's meeting on the mission.

The mission will see a Chinese space probe land on a celestial body for the first time.

"The Chang'e-3 mission makes best use of a plethora of innovative technology. It is an extremely difficult mission, that carries great risk," said Ma Xingrui, head of China's space exploration body and chief commander of the lunar program.

The Chang'e-3 mission is the second phase of China's lunar program which includes orbiting, landing and returning to Earth, following the successes of the Chang'e-2 missions, which include plotting a high-resolution, full-coverage lunar map.

Chang'e-3's carrier rocket has successfully gone through its first test while the launch pad, control and ground application systems are ready for the mission.

Chang'e-3 will be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China. - Xinhuanet

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lake Champlain UFO / USO Abduction - Buff Ledge Summer Camp, VT

This particular case seems, at least to me, to lack the credibility needed to rank it among other better known abduction incidents. There was only one book written about the case, and it was authored by the chief investigator (who was a protege of J. Allen Hynek). Anyway...read the information that follows (as well as the links) and let me know your opinion:

On August 7, 1969, an abduction event took place at Buff Ledge summer camp for girls on the shores of Lake Champlain north of Burlington in Vermont. The case was investigated by Walter N. Webb, who spent 32 years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium in Boston as senior lecturer, assistant director, and manager of operations. Mr. Webb, who has had a lifelong interest in UFOs and who worked with J. Allen Hynek, wrote a book about his investigation called Encounter at Buff Ledge: A Ufo Case History

Two teenage camp employees, a sixteen year old boy named Michael Lapp, and a nineteen year old girl named Janet Cornell, were sitting on a boat dock late in the afternoon. The camp was mostly deserted because most everyone was gone into Burlington for a swim meet. As the sun dropped and the sky darkened, a bright light suddenly appeared. Michael said that he at first thought it was Venus. (Note: It couldn't have been Venus. Venus was a morning star on that date, rising at about 2:00 am on the Eastern horizon, not visible in the late afternoon over Lake Champlain)

As the object drew closer, the shape became more clear-it was a saucer shape. Suddenly, Michael remarked, "Wow! Venus is falling." But he knew better. The lone light now dropped three smaller lights from it and they immediately soared over the lake. The larger object soon disappeared from sight. It was obvious the objects were being intelligently controlled. The UFOs seemed to perform for the two mesmerized teenagers, doing zigzags, loops, and then would suddenly drop like a falling leaf.

Now, the three UFOs moved ever closer to the two friends. The UFOs formed a triangle formation, and then two of them pulled away, leaving just one out front. Later, Michael would recall hearing something that sounded like "a thousand tuning forks" as the two objects pulled back. The last UFO then passed right over them, shot upward and briefly disappeared. Soon, it would reappear, tilted to one side, then drop straight into the lake.

After a time, it would emerge from the lake, and then begin moving directly toward Michael and Janet. The UFO was so close now that two beings could be seen through the transparent cupola of the object. The beings appeared child-like. According to Michael, their necks were elongated, they had big heads for their body size. They had no hair, but large eyes which wrapped around the side of their heads. He thought that he was in mental contact with the beings.

For some odd reason, as Michael watched the aliens, he slapped his knee. One alien did likewise. The UFO was now directly over their heads, as it shot a beam at the two. Michael grabbed Janet's shoulder and pulled back, landing both of them on the deck on their backs. He then was terrified of being taken, and screamed, "We don't want to go!" The next thing Michael recalled was sitting on the dock and gazing at the object, which was now farther away from them. Janet seemed to just sit in a trance. It was now totally dark.

Soon, they heard members of the swim team talking as they made their way back into the camp. The UFO moved higher up into the sky. It flashed its lights a number of times, and then disappeared. Michael wondered, "How long have we been here?" Nothing would be said about what happened that late afternoon. When summer camp ended, the two went their separate ways. Michael rarely thought about his experience for the next five years, but as time went by, he began to have disturbing dreams.

Ten years after Michael's experience, he decided to contact the Center for UFO Studies. He was referred to investigator Walter Webb. After becoming familiar with the details of the case, Webb suggested regressive hypnosis to relieve Michael's nightmares, and hopefully regain his lost memories. The sessions brought back the events of the late afternoon experience at Buff Ledge. But now, he recalled being lifted by a beam into the waiting UFO, and going into a larger UFO. He also remembered Janet lying on an examination table.

The beings shone a light into her eyes, took skin samples, and fluids from her body. "The aliens all looked alike, Michael recalled, and had those large eyes, a mouth without lips, no ears, and two small openings for a nose." Michael also described the beings as having three pointed, web-like digits for fingers, and their bodies felt "damp and clammy." Michael recalls the aliens wanted life on our planet to be like theirs, without violence.

Janet, now 29, would also be regressed. Her recalled memories would only strengthen the case of alien abduction. She recalled the "coldness" of the table. Something had pulled her hair, and pinched her neck. There was no disharmony in Michael and Janet's statements.

Webb also conducted an investigation outside the boundaries of regressive hypnosis. He was able to find other members of Buff Ledge that had witnessed strange lights over Lake Champlain on the same night as Michael and Janet's abduction. Two other members of the camp also claimed to have been abducted after seeing strange lights, but earlier in the summer. Their names were not released. The events at Buff Ledge camp are certainly proof of an alien abduction.

Evaluation - Walter N. Webb

Michael and Janet were given a thorough evaluation which included MMP| (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) tests, PSE (Psychological Stress Evaluator) exams, and background character checks.

Each MMPI score was analyzed by a local psychologist and R. Leo Sprinkle (University of Wyoming). Basically, Janet's profile appeared normal and free of sociopathy. Michael's scoreindicated normalcy except for a possible intellectual rebellion toward traditional ideas and parental/societal rules, echoing his creative life style.

The PSE tests were evaluated by a certified stress analyst, Ernest Reid (the PSE expert in the Andreasson case). While both subjects were shown to have observed a UFO, the close encounter/abduction scenario proved inconclusive. In Michael's case, the analyst concluded that the subject's test was administered incorrectly by another party. Although Reid later administered Janet's test himself, he left unexplored the abduction segment due to its having been uncovered through hypnosis.

The two personalities comprised a study in contrasts. When I last saw Michael six years ago, I characterized him then as bright, idealistic, having psychic and mystical interests, leading a creative and artistic lifestyle, and lacking in strong motivation. His life and interests appeared to have changed drastically following the UFO experience (Some of these changes, however, were undoubtedly due to an unhappy home life and to normal teen-to-adult maturation.) Unable to apply himself at college, he dropped out of schools three times, worked at odd jobs across the country, and finally returned to college where in 1978 he succeeded in graduating with a B.A. in religion. When I last contacted him some years ago, he was pursuing a modeling and acting career.

Janet, on the other hand, followed a straight and narrow path to her present station in life as a wife and mother. She appeared equally bright, well-adjusted, confident, outgoing, highly motivated, and leading a conventional lifestyle. An excellent student, she graduated from college with honors in 1971 with a B.A. in psychology. After holding several responsible administrative positions at an ivy league college, Janet married a physician in 1978 and now cares for her four children, ages 11, 8, and 5 (twins). Unlike the male witness's continued obsession with the UFO experience, Janet has become preoccupied with family life and prefers to forget the encounter.

It was established to my satisfaction that both witnesses were honest, credible individuals who did not perpetrate a hoax (indeed, they had no opportunity for collusion) nor suffer some sort of shared hallucination or delusion.

The probability is high, in my judgment, that Michael and Janet experienced a real external event of unknown origin.

NOTE: Here is a PDF with much of the information from Walter N. Webb's book Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History...Lon

Encounter at Buff Ledge: A Ufo Case History
MUFON Symposium Proceedings 1995

UFOs, ETs, and Alien Abductions: A Scientist Looks at the Evidence

UFOs & Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge

The UFO Evidence - Volume 2 : A Thirty Year Report

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Early Newspapers Chronicle Ghostly Accounts

The following articles are old newpaper accounts of paranormal activity. The manner in which these reports are presented is fascinating...full of emotion, flourishes and hyperbole:

Ghost Allegedly Slaps Cops’ Faces

One Hundred Dollars Reward For Proof Happenings Are Not Supernatural

New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania - 18 February 1922

HALIFAX, N.S., Feb. 18 – The famous ghost of Antigonish county today had won the second round of its fight with Agnostics and entered upon its third.

First, it drove Alex McDonald from his farm in Caledonia Mills in midwinter, with a tale of mysterious fires and cattle that apparently had been stricken by a supernatural hand.

Last night it sent Detective “Peachie” McDonald of the provincial police and Harold Whidden, a reporter, back to Halifax, satisfied by their investigation that the ghost exists and had slapped them.

Today the cross hockey club, of Antigonish, which is here for a game with Dalhousie, announced that two of its members had been selected to wage war against the spook by continuing the investigation of the haunted house, which has had all Nova Scotia agog.

So certain is Mr. Whidden of his conclusions, he offered to give $100 to the first person who can prove that supernatural causes are not responsible for the uncanny happenings at the McDonald homestead.


Bizarre Apparition Entertains the Masses

Stalks in an Auburn Oat Field - Draws Crowds to Scene

All Attempts to Capture the Spectre Unsuccessful

Mysterious Figure Swings a Lantern Like a Brakeman and Boldly Confronts Spectators, But Vanishes If Approached

Syracuse, New York, Sunday Herald - 1 August 1897

Auburn, July 31 - One evening nearly a week ago the young son of Michael O'Hara put his head out of the window of his father's house in lower State street and allowed his eyes to wander across the street into the field of waving grain owned by ex-Mayor Mortimer V. Austin. Suddenly O'Hara gave a blood-curdling yell, and his face blanched as he saw rising from the center of the oat field a strange apparition. It was apparently the figure of a man clothed entirely in white. The ghostly figure stalked across the oat field, swinging a lantern in its hand. It advanced to the fence facing the road, and after flourishing his lantern up and down several times like a brakeman signaling a railroad train, the white figure gave a tremendous bound into the air and vanished from sight.

The youth managed to gain strength enough to crawl back into bed. The next morning he told the story of the specter to his parents, who in turn told it to the neighbors, and the neighbors gave it to the local newspapers, and the news was heralded far and wide. The next evening 500 or more people congregated in the highway in front of the O'Hara residence and waited for the apparition to appear. The board fence in front of the oat field was lined with spectators.

About 10 o'clock the ghost appeared, carrying his lantern with him. The specter made its appearance, apparently rising from the ground at the foot of a beech tree which stands at the west end of the field. The white-robed figure dodged in and out, seen at one minute, the next lost to sight. After continuing this performance for a few minutes, the figure advanced boldly toward the astounded spectators.

It came on with a bounding movement, similar to that made by a kangaroo while in motion. When within a few feet of the spectators, the ghost stood motionless for a second, and after waving the lantern in the air three or four times, suddenly vanished from sight. This is the way a young man of unquestioned veracity tells it.

An Attempt to Capture

The next night an attempt was made to capture his ghostship. Thirteen (an unlucky number) of Auburn's bravest young men took up their position among the branches of the beech tree, from under which the ghost appears. The young sentinels were not afraid of ghosts. Oh, no! and they chuckled to themselves, thinking of what fun they would have in the capture.

About 300 or 400 people stood in the street. The ghost appeared about 10 o'clock. It arose as usual from the ground at the foot of the beech tree. Its appearance caused an unusual commotion among the brave young men in the tree. One of the would-be captors fainted, while his companions clutched more tightly the branches of the tree and with awe-stricken faces waited for the thing to pass on. His ghostship did not carry his lantern on this occasion.

The following night another and more determined party of men attempted to capture the ghostly visitant. They chased it around the oat field, but could not capture it. Just as one of the pursuers would attempt to place a hand upon the spectre it would suddenly vanish, only to reappear again a second later in a distant part of the field.

It is a motley crowd which gathers nightly to catch a glimpse of his ghostship. Some times it appears and then again it doesn't. It is a very uncertain ghost to gamble on. Old, gray-haired men, as well as barefooted, rosy-cheeked children, gather in front of the oat field and keep nightly vigils, waiting for the apparition to appear. Young men and their sweethearts make the scene a trysting place, and they come on foot and on bicycles to wait and watch. Parents even bring their children out to see the ghost. The fences on both sides of the street have been torn down by the mob, and the oat field is stamped down, as if a herd of Western steers had passed over it. It has been roughly estimated that fully 4,000 people have visited the field during the week.

The scene where the alleged ghost appears is inside the city limits, yet the authorities have taken no action in regard to the matter. Chief of Police MacMaster is waiting for the property owners of that section to enter complaint. There are no city ordinances which prohibit orderly and respectable ghosts from taking up their abode in an oat field or anywhere else.

No Ordinance Against Ghosts

In fact the framers of the city's by-laws neglected to enact ordinances under which a ghost could be apprehended and punished for his temerity in stalking abroad at night with a lantern in its hand. There are many theories as to the identity of the ghostly phenomenon. Some claim that it is the spirit of a restless bicycle rider who was electrocuted during the dark ages for not having his lamp lighted after sundown. That during the revival of the bicycle craze in modern times he is doomed for a certain number of nights to appear with his lantern as a warning to those wicked riders who will persist in letting their lamps blow out on dark and stormy nights. Some say that it is the spirit of a man who was murdered in the oat field many years ago. The criminal records of the county fail to show when the alleged murder was committed, or who was the victim, consequently that story will not hold.

A man named Murphy, residing in State street in the vicinity of the haunted field, says that the specter is the Murphy family's cat. Thomas is a beautiful white feline, who occasionally rambles away from home to meet his enamorita in the haunted field.

The theory, however, is not credited by those who have seen the specter, which has been described to be from six to ten feet tall. As Murphy's cat never was, or never will be, ten feet in height the probabilities are that Thomas is not the guilty party.

The O'Haras don't know who or what it is, and what's more, don't like to talk about the matter for publication. One of the neighbors said that the specter is a young girl who resides in York street. The young girl in question indignantly denies the accusation and says that if she ever catches her accuser face to face she will scratch his eyes out. This at once establishes her innocence. Officer Titus, who patrols the State street beat, says that the ghost is a man with a white sheet over his head. Officer Titus started out to investigate the matter a few days ago and to find out if possible who the joker might be. In less than forty-eight hours he was told by as many as fifty of the residents who the guilty party was. Strange to say, every one of the fifty informers were in turn accused by each other of the heinous offense and here the matter rests.

The specter appeared again about 11:15 o'clock to-night and nearly frightened the wits out of a large number of spectators by its grotesque actions. The figure apparently dropped from the clouds into the midst of a crowd of young men, who were seated under the beech tree smoking cigarettes. The smokers dropped their cigarettes and with a screech fled from the field with the strange apparition in hot pursuit. The phantom chased the men into the middle of the street, and then, with a peculiar bounding gait, returned to the field and then vanished from sight.


Jersey Town Sees Ghost

Weird Apparition Keeps Nervous Residents Home at Night

The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana - 19 March 1911

BEVERLY, N.J. March 18 – Bridgeboro, the home of witchlore and ghost scares, had another sensation, which the residents take seriously, and after each nightfall the streets are deserted. Joe Johnson and a party of friends, passing what is known as the Paxson Pits a few nights ago, were confronted by a dwarf which they declared climbed out of a pit. For a minute it lingered and then, giving a piercing screech, vanished into the woods. Other witnesses, farmers of unquestionable veracity, substantiate Johnson’s story.

The old residents say that years ago a reserved man, who lived on the outskirts of the village, and whose name never was learned, as the family would not mingle with the villagers, had a deformed son. The man was driving along the country road, when the carriage was supposed to have overturned and the child fell into the pit and broke his neck. The version of the accident was accepted, but wild rumors were afloat at the time. Those who have seen the specter describe it as a boy whose head seems to hang limp upon his chest.


Choked By A Ghost

Pennsylvania Woman Believes Her Dead Husband Visits Her

Logansport Pharos, Logansport, Indiana - 19 March 1901

Carbondale, Pa. March 19 - The ghost of John Kinnie has visited his wife’s bedroom twice within a week, and she fears it may be the cause of her death. Each time the phantom visitor choked her, and her neck is said to have black and blue marks caused by long thin fingers. Kinnie died a year ago.

Just as the clock tolled midnight last Monday, Mrs. Kinnie says, she heard the front door open. Then there were footsteps in the hall. She hastily locked her bedroom door and listened in fright. A few minutes later her neck was encircled by a hand. She swooned, and when morning came was found on the floor in a dead faint. The same thing happened Wednesday night. The only explanation the doctor can offer is that Mrs. Kennie choked herself while sleeping. She is in a serious condition.

The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

Late Victorian Gothic Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)