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Monday, December 15, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Fighter Jets May Have Engaged 'Phoenix Lights' -- Bigfoot Controversy Continues -- 'Burned' From The Inside Out

Fighter Jets May Have Engaged 'Phoenix Lights'

New evidence has emerged allegedly proving the military's involvement in the infamous UFO sighting.

One of the best known UFO cases in the United States, the Phoenix Lights was a mass sighting that occurred over Arizona in 1997.

Thousands of people reported witnessing either a series of stationary lights over the Phoenix area or a separate triangular shaped formation of lights that was seen passing over the state.

These sightings have generated significant controversy over the years and given rise to many conflicting theories and explanations.

Now however investigate journalist David Collins has allegedly acquired a leaked video showing what he is claiming to be evidence that fighter jets were dispatched to intercept the lights.

"Newly released classified footage of the infamous lights depicts military craft over the Phoenix basin engaging unknown aircraft," Collins wrote, claiming that the video "verified" the presence of the military at the time of the original incident back in 1997. Read more at Mirror


Bigfoot Controversy Continues

Todd Neiss, a Bigfoot witness, offers the following statement:

Here is my personal take on the whole Todd Standing affair…

There is little that separates him with the likes of Rick Dyer, Tom Biscardi, Ray Wallace, and others of the same ilk. To these types of individuals, Bigfoot is simply a vehicle for attention and potential profit. Frankly, I doubt that they even believe in these creature’s existence. If not Bigfoot, they would simply choose another hot-button topic. Bigfoot is an easy target as the individual can claim anything they want without actually having to back it up. People tend to believe them because of their charismatic enthusiasm and the belief that no one would possibly risk their reputations on being caught hoaxing. Wrong! This misguided train of thought ignores that, with certain narcissists, “any publicity is good publicity.” These people will go to extremes for attention. Fortunately, they are eventually outed. Unfortunately, their antics only serve to further make legitimate research a mockery in the process. And Many times they are successful in conning well meaning individuals along the way…the more notable, the better. And as the saying goes, “the bigger the are, the harder they fall.”

Make no mistake, these type of people share some common attributes. In my personal opinion, they are all sociopaths.

Sociopaths are masters are presenting themselves as heroes with high morals and philosophy, yet underneath it they are deceivers who often incite emotional chaos among entire communities. They are masters at turning one group of people against another group. It gives them a sense of power, control and purpose.

They have very little true feeling at all for others, which allows them to treat others as objects. While the effect of their behavior is undoubtedly malicious, their intention is not necessarily. They often feel no guilt or remorse about harming others, and may frequently try to manipulate others either for pleasure or to gain something from them (i.e. publicity/attention). They are masters at influence and deception. Very little of what they say actually checks out in terms of facts or reality, but they’re extremely skillful at making the things they say sound believable. They pursue any action that serves their own self-interest, even if it seriously harms others. Unfortunately, it is often the kindest and most trusting individuals who suffer the most at the hands of sociopaths.

These people invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity, but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time. They are masters at weaving elaborate fictional explanations to justify their claims (Sylvanic). When caught red-handed, they respond with anger and threats, and then weave new fabrications (Muppets) to distract from their previous lies.

Most sociopaths will become angry or aggressive when their integrity is questioned, whereas a sane person would simply be happy to help clear up any misinformation or misunderstanding. If presented with a collection of facts, documents and evidence showing that they lied or deceived, they will refuse to address the evidence and, instead, attack the messenger! If you really try to nail a sociopath down, they will quickly turn on you, denounce you, and declare that you are plotting against them.

Any of this sound familiar?

At one point, Standing declared that it was critical to obtain a specimen in order to prove their existence. Based on his alleged close range videos, he has had ample opportunity to do just that. Yet he did not. Now he has engaged on a multinational campaign to enact laws against actually obtaining a specimen. Which is it? He creates a need, and then tries to prevent that need from being met. How convenient.

In the final analysis, Standing has created a monster and we, the Bigfoot Community, are feeding it. He need not do a thing, but sit back and watch his creation take on a life of its own. One thing is certain…he is enjoying every second of it. Again, to him, any publicity is good publicity.

Mr. Standing is the owner of a video production company (a.ka. Outstanding Productions)…RED FLAG. Todd’s wife, Louise, is on the board of the company and a self-acknowledged “make up artist.”,,,RED FLAG. Todd Standing deliberately engaged in a disinformation scheme to suggest that “Louise” was his sister; giving him deniability as to her (his sister’s) involvement in his company. This was clearly displayed at the Sasquatch Summit when he pronounced his sister as having been employed by a Canadian petroleum company…RED FLAG. Meanwhile, the real Louise Standing’s biography was recently altered, following the Sasquatch Summit, to remove her claim to having been a “Make up artist…RED FLAG. Dating back to 2004, Todd first came onto the Bigfoot scene in the form of “Sylvanic.” This was supposed to be a mysterious canyon that could only be accessed via an 18″ hole…RED FLAG. He later went on to describe an incident where a group of people, who ventured into “Sylvanic” were brutally killed and their bodies never found. No such report of any lost hikers was reported…RED FLAG. He then went on to promote the “Muppet Video” purporting that it was a real video of a non-blinking variety of Sasquatch…RED FLAG. When people questioned why the figure in the video did not blink, he manufactured another video; this time it blinked…RED FLAG. Todd Standing then decided to capitalize on a report that Les Stroud (a.k.a. “Survivorman”) had claimed to potentially have had a Bigfoot encounter in Alaska; during one of his”Survivorman” episodes, he was quick to contact Les…RED FLAG. He convinced Les to promote himself by convincing him to produce two “Survivorman – Bigfoot” episodes. With Stroud on board, he then turned towards two academicians in the form of Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. John Bindernagel. He told them that Les Stroud was already on board with his “documentary”; lending some credibility. He then, simultaneously, convinced them that the other PhD was already on board; giving them some confidence as to Standing’s reputation. Standing paid them both very well to fly out to his research area…RED FLAG. In the final analysis, Both Les and John recognized numerous issues with Standing’s operation. They have both since backed away from his documentary. Unfortunately, Dr. Meldrum has refused to admit he was duped. In fact, he has gone on record as an apologist for Todd. If Jeff had any intention of separating himself from Standing, he completely blew it by proclaiming that Standing was his “colleague” in Bigfoot research on last night’s “Coast to Coast” broadcast.

I just named 10 “RED FLAGS” that should have been obvious to anyone dealing with Standing. Why…or better stated…how can men of this caliber be duped by him are beyond comprehension (and there are many more). Given these facts, how anyone can continue to support Standing is…pathetic.

I have known Dr. Meldrum since 1996, when we were both speakers at the “Sasquatch Symposium” in Harrison Hot Springs, BC. We both shared the stage with the likes of the late Rene Dahinden, John Green, the late Grover Krantz, the late Barbara Wasson, Dr. Bindernagel and others. Daniel Perez was the Master of Ceremonies.

I sincerely appreciate his contributions to the Bigfoot field with regard to his theories on the physiology and origins of Bigfoot; and at the very real risk of his scientific reputation. Jeff’s willingness to step outside the box has been a huge help to this field in general. His position can be either a positive, or negative, to our mutual quest.

It is for that, that I struggle with his willingness to risk his reputation by siding with an individual who is clearly a fraud. I wish Jeff well, and hope he appreciates the situation that he has placed himself, and all of us, in.

Jeff…please come back to us.

Todd M. Neiss,
Founder – American Primate Foundation

Todd vs. Todd - Cryptomundo.com

NOTE: I've made my thoughts known on this subject. It's hard for me to imagine how this situation evolved. Maybe we'll get the truth one day. Lon


What was seen in Oke Bay?

A large unexplained wake in the water off Oke Bay was spotted on a Google Maps satellite image.

Engineer Pita Witehira had been using the online service to research locations for a holiday home when he spotted a strange snake-like wake in the sea off Oke Bay in the Far North District of New Zealand's North Island.

After studying the image Witehira concluded that the wake, which he claims doesn't match that of a boat, may have been left by some sort of large creature measuring 12m in length.

"We have some property near Oke Bay and I’m about to build a beach chalet up there, I zoomed down and found that," he said. "It’s way too wide for a shark and way too long."

"It’s got to have a lot of weight under the water to create that kind of drag." Read more at Too big to be a shark and too fast for a whale... So what is the mystery creature captured by Google Earth off the coast of New Zealand?


'Burned' From The Inside Out

A young mother is in intensive care after having a rare but serious reaction to a friend's prescription antibiotics that caused her to "burn" from the inside out.

Yassmeen Castanada, 19, wasn't feeling well on Thanksgiving, so she took a pill that her friend had left over from a previous illness. Soon, Castanada's eyes, nose and throat began to burn, and she was rushed to the emergency room, her mother, Laura Corona, told ABC News.

Her body erupted in blisters over the next few days, Corona said. She had to be sedated and placed on a ventilator.

"Her face changed within four days," Corona told ABC News. "I would wipe her face and all the skin was just falling off."

Doctors diagnosed Castanada with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare but serious drug reaction that can occur even when drugs are taken as prescribed by a doctor, said Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatology professor at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan who was not involved in treating Castanada.

"You're not truly burned, but what happens is you have compromised the skin barrier function," Zeichner said.

Inflammation and blistering occur on the outer layer of skin as well as the lips, eyes and genitals, leaving the patient vulnerable to infection and unable to properly balance electrolytes and stay hydrated, Zeichner explained. As such, these patients are treated like burn victims.

"You get very painful lesions on your skin that are basically blisters," said Neil MacKinnon, dean of the University of Cincinnati's Winkle College of Pharmacy. "Your whole body is in excruciating pain."

Castanada was eventually transferred to the University of California Irvine's burn unit, where doctors said over 70 percent of her body was damaged, Corona said. She's undergone several surgeries over the past few weeks, but her feet are still blistering.

Zeichner said he sees it most often with antibiotics, but MacKinnon said this sometimes fatal reaction is different from most reactions to antibiotics, which are usually limited to gastrointestinal symptoms.

"Unfortunately, we have no way of predicting who would have this type reaction," Zeichner said, advising that patients only take prescriptions given to them by their doctors. He said they should report any reactions following new medicines immediately to their doctors. And, if necessary, go to the emergency room.

Though Castanada is expected to miss her baby's first Christmas, Corona said she has hope her daughter will survive. Another patient with Stevens-Johnson syndrome spent two months in the same hospital and went home on Tuesday.

"Heartbreaking, just unreal," Corona told ABC's southern California station KABC. "Just watching your daughter burn in front of you, literally burn in front of you." - ABC News



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