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Monday, October 27, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Are These The Roswell Aliens? -- The Plot to Shoot & Steal 'Nessie' -- Old Bell Hotel Ghost?

Are These The Roswell Aliens?

Shortly before Boyd Bushman passed away on August 7, 2014, he was video recorded candidly speaking about his personal experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity ideas.

Boyd was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin.

His career spanned over forty years, was awarded many patents, and included work with defense contractors Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments, and Lockheed Martin.

Here is the full interview link - Boyd Bushman - His Last Interview: A Documentary on Area 51 and UFO's over Tucson, Arizona or cut / paste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLkcM-bpdiA

There's a debate at ATS. Some say that one of these 'aliens' closely resembles a plastic figure sold at Kmart. Regardless...it's an interesting account.


WTF? Making a buck (quid) on death


The Plot to Shoot & Steal 'Nessie'

At a time when sightings of the nation’s most elusive inhabitant were treated with gravity by British officialdom, it was a fiendish plan to snatch her from under Scottish noses.

Newly discovered documents have revealed how the National History Museum (NHM) in London appealed to so-called bounty hunters to help secure the carcase of the Loch Ness monster, according to a new book.

It claims the files, dating back to the 1930s, show staff at the institution were keen to steal a march on museums in Scotland and around the world by exhibiting all – or part – of the beast’s remains.

Although Nessie now occupies a prized place in Scottish mythology alongside flying haggis and Brigadoon, the correspondence from the museum’s archives demonstrate the seriousness with which early rumours of her existence were treated.

In 1934, a year after the first sightings of a supposedly mysterious creature lurking in the loch’s depths, the book claims, an NHM employee made clear it would be keen to trump institutions such as Edinburgh’s Royal Scottish Museum (RSM).

In a letter dated March of that year, the unnamed official responded to questions about the museum’s policy on Nessie. The message was black and white.

“Should you ever come within range of the ‘Monster’ I hope you will not be deterred 
by humanitarian considerations from shooting him on the 
spot and sending the carcase to us in cold storage, carriage forward,” the letter stated, before adding: “Short of this, a flipper, a jaw or a tooth would be very welcome.”

The remarkable advice is detailed in Britain’s X-traordinary Files, a book examining various myths and stories in the country’s folklore.

Author David Clarke said while researchers already knew about similar files at the RSM, the discovery of similar documents at the NHM left him “astonished”.

He said: “Many influential people – including MPs and famous naturalists like Sir Peter Scott – believed in the existence of Nessie and a lot of pressure was placed on the Scottish Office to give it special protection.

“During the 1930s, the monster became an important symbol for Scottish Nationalists who wanted the police to protect the creature from big game ­hunters.

“Nessie had become a Scottish icon – a symbol of national identity.”

He added: “There was genuine outrage at the possibility that the corpse of the monster might be taken for display in London.”

While the NHM was working behind the scenes to secure the creature, the RSM warned against the prospect of Nessie being put on display south of the Border.

In a 1934 letter to the then secretary of state for Scotland, Sir Godfrey Collins, the museum staked Edinburgh’s claim to the carcase.

It stated: “The museum urges strongly that the RSM have the reversionary rights to the ‘Monster’ if and when its corpse should become available.

“We think the Monster should not be allowed to find its last resting place in England.

“Such a fate would surely outrage Scottish nationalism which at the moment is thriving greatly under the Monster’s beneficent influence.”

The Scotland Office opened a file on the monster in December 1933 in Edinburgh after being bombarded with inquiries from the press.

According to more files found in Edinburgh, pressure was ­already growing for a special act of parliament to prevent Nessie being killed or captured.

The campaign was led by ­Inverness MP Murdoch MacDonald who assured Sir Godfrey the creature was no myth.

“Evidence of its presence can be taken as undoubted. Far too many people have seen something abnormal to question its existence,” he wrote.

He demanded a bill be put before parliament to protect the creature and asked Sir Godfrey what could be done to spare it from harm in the meantime.

Sir Godfrey was advised there was “no law for the protection of Monsters” and “great fish, including those of no known denomination, may be claimed by The Crown”.

In later decades, the NHM’s appetite for all matters Nessie waned considerably. The archives show that in October 1959, it wrote to employees warning them the trustees “do not approve of the spending of official time or official leave on the so-called Loch Ness ­phenomena”. - Scotsman


Old Bell Hotel Ghost?

Is this a photograph of a ghost – taken at one of Derby’s most haunted hotspots? We reveal the top ten haunted places in Derbyshire ahead of Halloween.

The image was captured by Rob Spacey, of Derby, during a night out at The Old Bell Hotel in Derby which is listed as one of the most haunted hotels in the UK.

He explained: “A friend of mine works in the Sadlergate pub which is renowned for being haunted.

"Just before locking up time when everyone had left we took a photograph of the corner not knowing at the time the image which had been captured.”

It is believed the photograph shows ‘Mabel the Linen Maid’ - one of the many ghosts believed to haunt the building.

Mabel is understood to have taken her own life in Room 6 after finding out she was pregnant to her lover who had died in some war.

Guests that have booked that room for the night have found their clothes neatly folded at the bottom of their bed, thinking that someone had been in their room when they were asleep, they complained to the landlord only to be told that the staff would not have done this. - Derby Telegraph


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