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Monday, November 03, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Close Encounter in Richmond -- Ghost Selfie? -- Baseball's Haunted Hotels

Close Encounter in Richmond

8/24/2014 - During a later-than-normal exercise walk I was prompted to notice a small, glowing, weird rod-shaped object hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground in the flimsy, leafy, outer branches of a large tree behind a house in my tranquil, heavily-wooded suburban neighborhood of Stratford Hills in Richmond, Virginia.

I'm 54 years old and I've been walking this route nearly every day for ten years and what I beheld at 11:33 p.m. on a very quiet Sunday night was abnormal and totally out-of-place! Most of my neighbors probably were in bed. I was fortunate to view the mysterious glowing object that seemed to be hiding up in the tree and I partially attribute my good fortune to the fact that it was a new moon - the darknest night of the month!

The silent UFO first was rod-shaped with a glowing blue light on the left end and a pinkish-violet light on the right end. It was hovering horizontally in a place where a human could not be. It was not a new-fangled bug zapper and there are no cable-TV or electric lines running near the tree and definitely not at that height. No logic for the uncanny faintly-glowing lights in the tree.

So I stopped and shot video with my iPhone 4S but with no zoom in vid mode I switched to still-shot so I could peer closer. I took 30 pics spanning about ten minutes and during this time the small anomalous cylindrical UFO/entity? morphed into an orb which sometimes appeared cobalt-blue and other times violet with a freaky purplish core. Then it morphed back into a rod that was more white colored and appeared to be segmented, reminiscent of a bacterial rod under a microscope. This flying object ain't one of ours - NOT a drone, stealth bomber, planet Venus, or swamp gas.

I did not hear any sounds coming from the object that night but later when I downloaded the video I was surprised to discover that my iPhone had picked up some intriguing clicking noises and when I showed the video to my neighbor S-- she said "It sounds like Morse code."

So far, I have not shared this with the people who live in the house where the sighting took place because I did not want to run the risk of freaking them out, but coincidentally enough, they started leaving their back-porch floodlights on immediately in the wake of me seeing the UFO in their backyard. I did, however, tell one of their male neighbors and B----- agreed with me that maybe his neighbors who live in the house in question saw the object too and it spooked them?

I've been watching for the UFO/entity ever since during my exercise walks but no encore yet, and I wasn't even going to submit a report because I didn't know whether this clicking, glowing, morphing rod/orb was an "alien/UFO" or spiritual entity, but then some other odd "occurrences" came to my attention that made me change my college-educated mind:

1. My sighting in Richmond was at 11:33 p.m. on August 24, 2014 and just four hours later at 3:30 a.m. on August 25, 2014 a motorist on I-295 N near the Hopewell exit, which is only 22 miles south of Richmond, was followed up the road by a bright UFO orb that was moving a lot faster than manmade highway traffic. Then the orb targeted another car in the southbound lanes and when the sphere made contact with the other vehicle both the orb and car vanished into thin air! Then the driver of the first car saw the orb reappear, and when it started following their car up the highway again they became "terrified," put the pedal to the metal, and made a hasty retreat off the next exit in sight. I learned of this at the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

2. Then a few hours later around 9 a.m. on August 25, 2014 a seasoned colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve was killed when his F-15 fighter jet crashed under "mysterious circumstances" in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Richmond near Deerfield, VA. Coincidentally enough, this was in an area where lots of residents have reported UFOs in the sky and orbs near the ground. They say it took two days to recover the colonel's body and the official Air Force story was that he was from Massachusetts on a "routine training mission."

I'm not going to speculate or draw conclusions, but it seems like an awful lot of weirdness for such a small region in ten hours!

Last but not least, a couple of weeks after my "close encounter" in Richmond, Virginia USA I was prompted to discover a seemingly-credible YouTube video of a small blue-pinkish-violet rod-shaped UFO that a man and woman in Ontario Canada videoed while sitting around a campground firepit and the anomalous silent hovering object looks uncannily similar to the UFO that I photographed in Richmond, VA when it was in "rod mode." The Ontario sighting was on August 20, 2014, only four days before my sighting in Virginia, and the Canadian couple was prompted to upload their video to YouTube on August 24 which synchronistically was the same day as my sighting! - MUFON CMS


Ghost Selfie?

Two friends were simply trying to take an innocent selfie recently when they unintentionally included a paranormal extra.

The girls claim they were photobombed by a ‘ghost’ while on a night out in Newcastle last Sunday.

After flashing their best smiles in the ‘virtually empty’ Slug and Lettuce, pals Victoria Greeves, 22, and Kayley Atkinson, 23, were horrified to see the spooky being stood behind them.

‘It is so clear, and it looks like what can only be described as a Victorian woman, laughing behind us,’ said Victoria.

She was so scared of what she saw that she deleted the photo from her phone, but not before sending it to a few friends via Snapchat. - Metro


You won't want to go to sleep after hearing these stories from baseball's most haunted hotels

While being a professional baseball player is pretty sweet, there is one drawback: lots of travel. And the worst parts of all those trips are, obviously, the haunted hotels.

For example: Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon reported in their book, Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends, And Eerie Events Travis Hafner's bed shook while staying at the Partridge Inn as a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats. Carlos Pena has said he always had a "tough time" sleeping at Shoney's Inn in Bozier City, Louisiana.

Then there's the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Fla. -- a hotel so spooky, former reliever Scott Williamson related this story:

"I was asleep on my stomach and all of a sudden it felt like someone was pushing down on my back and I couldn't breathe. I thought maybe it was a cramp or something but then I rolled over and looked over at the window and there was this guy standing there ...

"It was a guy wearing old-fashioned clothes, like something you might see in the 1930s or '20s. He had a top hat ... and he was just looking right at me ... I jumped up and turned on the lights but he was gone."

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