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Friday, July 11, 2014

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Revealed: The UFO files of the German Secret Service

For several decades, German government officials have claimed there was never an official interest in investigating or studying the topic of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). But now, the editor of the German news-blog on frontier sciences and the paranormal, Andreas Muller, was able to access formerly secret UFO-files compiled by the German foreign secret intelligence agency “Bundesnachrichtendienst” (BND), which tells a complete different story.


It was in 2008 that the German Federal Minister of the Interior of that time, Dr. Wolfgang Schaeuble, repeated what other officials said several times before over the last decades, when they were asked about an official interest of German governments and the military’s interest into the topic of UFOs and its investigation, by saying:

… I have no knowledge of any official agency, institution or body that deals with or investigates sightings of unknown flying objects, so-called UFOs. Furthermore I have no knowledge of any such official projects whatsoever.

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Hot 'Haunted' Real Estate Market

If you think haunted houses are impossible to sell, then you’re in for the fright of your life.

"There are buyers out there that think it’s cool to own a home that may have ghosts,” real estate agent Cindi Hagley told ABC News’ “20/20.”

Based in California, Hagley runs Past Life Homes, specializing in the selling of so-called “stigmatized properties,” and that includes haunted houses.

“Right now we are in a seller’s market in almost all of northern California,” Hagley said. “You can have a dead body swinging from the chandelier, and I’m still going to have ten offers on the phone.”

Hagley said plenty of houses for sale come with supposed tenants of the supernatural type, who have allegedly lived there for hundreds of years. In some states including California, realtors are required by law to tell buyers if a home purportedly has ghostly inhabitants.

Even after telling potential buyers that the house is haunted, Hagley said many are still interested.

“Some don’t care. Some expect a huge discount,” said Hagley.

A Realtor.com survey found that 62 percent of Americans would consider buying a haunted house, while 35 percent think they’ve lived in a haunted house.

John Gochá told “20/20” that his home is haunted.

“I know it’s haunted,” Gochá said. “I see ghosts here on a pretty much weekly basis.”

His Los Angeles house, which was featured in the Emmy-winning TV show, “American Horror Story,” is currently for sale.

“Every time I go by the laundry room with the washing machine on I hear conversations, people having conversations clear as day,” said Gochá.

While Gochá finds the ghosts in his home friendly, Hagley said she has a team of paranormal investigators for when a house she is selling is haunted.

“It’s not like on TV where you see, you know, these alleged Ghostbusters calling these ghosts out,” Hagley said. “We’re gentle in our approach.”

When the home buyers want the spirits to leave, Hagley has her medium, Mark Christopher Nelson, ask the paranormal presence to go elsewhere.

“We’re not evicting them. We’re helping them,” said Hagley.

While most people shy away from buying haunted homes, Hagley said there are those who are excited about the prospect.

“I usually call a security guard to protect me because they’re usually nuts,” said Hagley. - ABC News


Bears Face Being Shot For Grave Robbery

Terrified mourners were chased out of a cemetery in Russia after local bears discovered the graveyard was filled with sweets and other food left as tributes for the dearly departed by Orthodox Christian believers.

Members of the Orthodox Russian church believe that leaving an offering of food can help ease their loved ones journey to the afterlife but the bears have also discovered that it eases their job of looking for something to eat.

As a result the bears have been heading to the local cemetery and chasing off the mourners so that they can eat their fill in peace.

Local resident Alexander Koltsov, 48, said: "I was always told if you see a bear you should raise your hands in the air to make yourself seem bigger and hope it leaves you alone. When I saw this bear though I just ran for it, and luckily it didn't seem interested in chasing me further as it began munching honey cakes."

The parish priest, Spiridon Bezrukov, at the cemetery in Apatity, a town in Murmansk Oblast in north-west Russia, said: "I have not even been able to stage funeral services recently because of the bears. Although most of the food seems to have been eaten, there is a mother bear there with two cubs that seems to have taken up residence and won't leave."

The local council however said that as the hunting season on bears had now started, they had hired hunters to shoot the mother bear and cubs. They defended themselves against critics who said that the bears should be anaesthetised and moved to a new location by claiming that they could not afford the cost.

Council spokesman Prokhor Abramov said: "Putting a bounty on the head of the bear is the easiest way to solve the problem, because almost anybody with a gun will be able to carry it out. To have to anaesthetise them we would need special guns and vehicles and it's dangerous and risky – and far more expensive."

Hungry bears have been a particular problem in Russia this year with the animals increasingly heading into built-up areas in search of food, causing conflict with the people living there. - Austrian Times

NOTE: when I first read this story, I thought the bears may be digging up corpses. Ugh...Lon


Man killed boy because he ‘changed into a tiger’

Durban, SA - A man claims he acted in self-defence when he killed a 7-year-old Chatsworth boy because the child and his friends had transformed into tigers before his eyes.

Sibusiso Madiya, 26, of Savannah Park, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in the Durban Regional Court on Thursday.

Madiya told the court through his Legal Aid attorney, Hycenth Mlotshwa, he saw the “tiger” – Grade 1 pupil Lindokuhle Mabhena – approach him at a Shallcross park in June last year and thought he was going to attack him.

He had stabbed the boy with a knife he had found on the ground earlier.

It was only after a group of people arrived that he realised it was not a tiger but a human being, he said.

Madiya made this admission at the start of his murder trial yesterday before magistrate Trevor Levitt.

Mlotshwa told the court his client believed in supernatural powers and even in the prison where is being held during the trial he saw fellow inmates transform into animals.

Prosecutor Krishen Shah said the accused had been referred for mental observation and was deemed mentally fit to stand trial.

Mlotshwa said at around midday on June 15 last year, Madiya was skateboarding at a park in Peak Street, Shallcross, when seven young children, who had been following him, approached him. He said they all suddenly transformed into tigers.

Lindokuhle’s friend, who is now 10 years old and cannot be named because he is a minor, testified in camera on Thursday.

Sitting with his back to Madiya and facing the magistrate, the boy bravely recalled the day he tried to help save his friend.

In Grade 3 at the time, he was the oldest in the group of friends who went to play in the park that day. The others were all in Grade 1.

He said they had played on the swings and were on their way out of the park when they noticed Madiya, who they did not know, sitting on the ground with his skateboard. He said the accused asked them to find him a container for water and they had obliged.

Madiya told them to fill it with water for him, so they walked to a nearby garage to do so. When they returned, the accused took them to nearby bushes, saying he could not eat in front of people.

The boy said the boys followed him and Madiya shared his bread and chips with them.

He told them to look for more empty containers and promised them more food but they refused.

The boy said Madiya lent them his skateboard and the friends, except for Lindokuhle, played with it on the steep road near the bush. Lindokuhle sat on the verge of the road and Madiya went further into the bushes as if he was looking for something.

“We were going up and down the road on the skateboard. While we were playing, we had our back to Lindokuhle and (Madiya). We then saw the uncle (Madiya) running towards us and he took the skateboard, saying he was going. When we looked back, I saw Lindokuhle lying on the ground and we ran to him,” he recalled.

“He was bleeding from a hole in his neck. I carried him to the lawn nearby and I lay him down. He was crying softly. I asked him what happened and he pointed out to the uncle (Madiya). We could still see him. I called to another uncle for help and he said he’ll call the police,” he testified.

The police arrived and the man who had called for help questioned the little boy about what had happened and he described a young man wearing different coloured shoes.

The man said he knew who the child was talking about and informed the police, who went in search of the suspect.

Under cross-examination, Mlotshwa argued that Madiya said “something strange happened” at the park when the boys transformed into tigers and that Lindokuhle had threatened injury to his client.

The child witness said he and his friends were just playing and had not done anything wrong to Madiya.

The trial is set to resume next month. - iol.co.za


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