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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Glowing Phantom -- 'Shadow Person' Encounter -- Marilyn Monroe's Planned Disclosure That JFK Viewed UFO Debris

Glowing Phantom at St. Mary's Guildhall

Coventry Telegraph photographer catches glowing phantom at city's Medieval Guildhall

Telegraph photographer Joe Bailey had quite a shock when he went though his pictures taken at today's Irish President visit to Coventry.

For in those images he found a ghoulish green 'ghost' hanging out behind Michael D Higgins when the leader was addressing the city's Medieval Guildhall.

The emerald ethereal apparition seemingly goes unnoticed by the gathered great and the good - who are all listening intently to the President's speech.

A shaken Joe said: "I was a little taken aback to say the least. Some in the office are convinced it's a ghost but I'm not so sure.

"However, I am surprised I didn't spot it at the time. So who knows?"

St Mary's Guildhall once held Mary, Queen of Scots prisoner within its walls and has always had a reputation for being haunted.

Regular sightings include a ‘grey lady’, a little girl and a monk.

St Mary's has a room known as the ‘drapers room’ which is rumoured to be very emotional, with many people being overcome with a feeling of sadness and some even bursting into tears for no reason.

The building was built on part of the site of the former Coventry castle and is considered to be the finest Medieval Guildhall in the country.

The most famous city Guildhall ghost photo was also taken at a civic event almost 30 years ago, when a hooded monk appeared during a meeting of the Coventry Freemans. - Coventry Telegraph


'Shadow Person' Encounter

“I saw a ‘shadow person’ once. I didn’t know that’s what it was called until much later. I was living in a house in Laguna Beach that had been there since the 1920s. In it’s history, it had been a speakeasy, a brothel, and a house for smuggling illegal immigrants.

One day, my new wife and I were having an argument. I can’t even recall what it was about. She walked down the block to get a cup of coffee and cool off, and I was alone in the house.

The way the place was built was incredibly haphazard. There was a bedroom and living room on one side, then a bathroom with two entrances. On the other side of the bathroom was a hallway that had windows on one side and two bedrooms on the other. From my bedroom, I could look across the hall into the bathroom then through the bathroom and down the other hall.

I was standing at my dresser when I noticed movement out the corner of my eye and looked down there. There was – and honest to god, this gives me goose bumps just typing it 17 years later – a black figure. It was maybe three feet tall, and it was only vaguely humanoid. It looked like black scribbles, like someone had scribbled a human shape, but the scribbles moved, like electricity arching. That’s the best way to describe it.There was no sound that I could remember. I distinctly remember when I saw it I wasn’t afraid, just like, WTF? Then it noticed me looking at it.

I can’t say it turned around. It just, focused on me I guess. THEN I was scared. I didn’t move, didn’t scream, nothing, I was just frozen because it just f**king came at me. It RUSHED down the hall towards me. I have no idea what it intended, but as soon as it entered the bathroom the door closest to me SLAMMED shut. The I screamed. I yelled for my wife. She wasn’t home. I went the f**k outside, into the daylight, and didn’t go back in until she got home about 10 minutes later. - Reddit


Poveglia Island: Hell on Earth

Poveglia Island is one of many island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon but instead of being a place of beauty, the island is a blemish in the shimmering sea and is not only regarded as one of the most haunted locations on the planet, but also one of the most evil places in the world. It is absolutely off-limits to visitors and while some tourists make attempts to visit from time to time, most locals refuse to take them to the island. The island has become a putrid area indeed. The soil of the island combined with the charred remains of the bodies dumped there creating a thick layer of sticky ash. The core of the island is literally human remains that has given the island a loathsome reputation...though it is known for exceptional grape growing. Think of that the next time you pour a glass of Venetian wine. Fishermen even steer clear of the island for fear that they will catch human bones in their nets.

The dark history of Poveglia Island began during the Roman Era when when people from Padua and Este fled there to escape the barbaric invasions. Centuries later, when the Black Death rolled through Europe it served that purpose again. The dead were dumped into large pits and buried or burned. As the plague tightened its grip, the population began to panic and those residents showing the slightest sign of sickness were taken from their homes and to the island of Poveglia kicking and screaming and pleading. They were thrown onto piles of rotting corpses and set ablaze...all left to die in agony. It's estimated that the tiny island saw as many as 160,000 bodies during this time.

In 1379 Venice came under attack from the Genoan fleet; the people of Poveglia were moved to the Giudecca, and the Venetian government built on the island a permanent fortification, called “the Octagon,” still visible today. The island remained uninhabited in the following centuries. Despite many attempts to offer the island for no price, no one seemed to want it. In 1527 the “doge” offered the island to the Camaldolese monks, but they refused the offer. In 1661 the descendants of the original inhabitants were offered to reconstruct their village on the island, but they refused to do so.

In the 1700s the island came under the jurisdiction of the Magistrato alla Sanità (Public Health Office) became a checkpoint for goods and people visiting Venice until two ships arrived with plague on board. For this purpose various edifices were built, including the hundred metre long “Tezon” that still stands. It is still possible to read the writing on the wall by people who were confined there. From that time until the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1805, the island was a confinement station for people with the plague. As if the story was not disturbing enough, it gets worse.

In the 20th century the island was again used as a quarantine station. In 1922 the island became home to a psychiatric hospital complete with a large and very impressive bell tower. The patients of this hospital immediately began to report that they would see ghosts of plague victims on the island and that they would be kept up at night hearing the tortured wails of the suffering spirits. Because they were already considered mad by the hospital staff, these complaints were largely ignored.

To add to the anguish of the poor souls populating this island hospital, one doctor there decided to make a name for himself by experimenting on his subjects all to find a cure for insanity. Lobotomies were performed on his pitiable patients using crude tools like hand drills, chisels, and hammers. Those patients and even the ones who were not privy to the doctor's special attentions were taken to the bell tower where they were tortured and subjected to a number of inhumane horrors.

According to the lore, after many years of performing these immoral acts, the evil doctor began to see the tortured plague ridden spirits of Poveglia Island himself. It is said that they led him to the bell tower where he jumped (or was thrown) to the grounds below. The fall did not kill him according to a nurse who witnessed the event, but she related that as he lay on the ground writhing in pain, a mist came up out of the ground and choked him to death. It's rumored that the doctor is bricked up in the hospital bell tower and on a still night, the bell can be heard tolling across the bay. The hospital closed down.

For a time, the Italian government owned the island, but it was later sold. That owner abandoned it in the 1960's and was the last person to try and live there. A family recently sought to buy the island and build a holiday home on it but they left the first night there and refused to comment on what happened. The only fact that is known is that their daughter's face was ripped open and required fourteen stitches.

Several psychics have visited the island the abandoned hospital, but all of them left scared to death of what they had sensed there. Every now and then daredevils dodge the police patrols to explore the island, but everyone who has made it there have refused to return saying that there is a heavy atmosphere of evil and they the screams and tortured moans that permeate the island make staying there unbearable.

One report from a misguided thrill seeker who fled the island says that after entering the abandoned hospital, a disembodied voice ordered them, "Leave immediately and do not return."


NOTE: The island was recently listed for sale - Poveglia: 'World's most haunted island' up for auction...is anyone brave enough to buy it?

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Declassified CIA document: Marilyn Monroe was going to disclose JFK viewed UFO debris

New evidence has just been released supporting the authenticity of a leaked CIA document allegedly of wiretaps of Marilyn Monroe and her friends shortly before her suspicious death on August 4, 1962. The wiretap document revealed that Monroe was planning to give a press conference about what President Kennedy had told her of a visit to an undisclosed Air Force facility where he saw the debris of a crashed UFO. The Monroe wiretap document was first leaked in 1992 to a UFO researcher, and was made public in 1994. It has not been confirmed by the CIA to be genuine, and remains open to dispute. The new evidence that was revealed yesterday shows that the leaked document conforms closely to a standard classified Information Report form used by the CIA in 1963. Either someone broke the law by forging or using a standard CIA Information Report form for classified reports at the time of Monroe’s death, or the Monroe wiretap document was indeed a classified report about a wiretap of Monroe and her friends. Got to exopolitics.org to read more.



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