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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Roswell Alien Slides Reveal -- Loch Ness Monster Evidence...Lost? -- Psychic On Trial For Death He 'Predicted'

The Public Reveal of the Roswell Alien Slides
By Anthony Bragalia

What some say represents stunning visual evidence of a humanoid creature that was found crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947 will soon to be released in an international livestream event. Referred to by some as “the Roswell Slides,” the Kodachrome images have now been authenticated by expert scientists and their provenance has been confirmed. During that long process many have speculated about precisely what these pictures show. People will now be able to see for themselves with the public reveal of the slides on May 5th 2015.

The event will include presenters Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the Moon, as well as noted authors and Roswell investigators Tom Carey and Don Schmitt. Transmitted live from the 10,000 seat National Auditorium in Mexico City, the history and background context of the slides (as well as other facets of the case) will be detailed. Tom Carey, who made international news when he announced the discovery of the slides at American University in Washington, DC last month, will be providing more information and logistical details on the event shortly. Go to THE PUBLIC REVEAL OF THE ROSWELL ALIEN SLIDES and read the entire post


Best Loch Ness Monster Evidence...Lost? Creature Left Flesh On Boat’s Propeller After Collision

What may have been the best evidence that the Loch Ness Monster is indeed real was inadvertently destroyed almost 40 years ago, after a rented pleasure boat suffered a violent collision with an unknown object in Scotland’s vast and mysterious lake widely believed to house the bizarre sea creature.

One of the passengers on the rented boat, an elderly man, was so frightened by the collision with an unseen object that he suffered a heart attack and died shortly thereafter — making the unfortunate boater perhaps the only human fatality claimed by an encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.

The reported collision in 1978 was not even the first reported on the mist-enshrouded lake in the Scottish Highlands between a boat and the strange occupant of the 22 square-mile lake, which reaches depths of up to 755 feet. In 1943 a Royal Navy boat ran directly into what the boat’s commander described as “a very large animal… a living creature.”

But the 1978 collision could have yielded incontrovertible evidence of that the Loch Ness Monster exists, because the collision is said to have wounded the creature — which left large shards of its flesh on the boat’s propeller shaft.

Stanley Roberts, now 85, who owned the rental boat back in 1978, described the remnants of the monster that were attached to the underside of his boat as “found flesh and black skin an inch thick along the propshaft.”

But before he knew what had happened, workers who were repairing the damaged boat simply tossed the flesh into the water.

“The workers chiseled the flesh away and threw it into the Caledonian Canal,” Roberts recalled, in an interview last week with the Scotland Now news site. “I said you stupid b*******s. It would have proved that Nessie was here.”

Had the organic material been preserved, given DNA-reading techniques available with today’s technology, scientists would likely have been able to determine exactly what hit the boat — and as a result, finally learned what the fabled Loch Ness Monster actually is.

There have been countless sightings of “Nessie” since the 1930s, when the “Monster” first became a worldwide sensation. In 2012, a Loch Ness Monster researcher, George Edwards, took what he believes is the clearest photograph yet of a large, living creature in the lake’s waters. - Inquisitr


How often is Punxsutawney Phil correct?

Has the famous woodchuck of 'Groundhog Day' fame ever managed to make an accurate prediction ?

It was the bane of Bill Murray's existence in the 1993 Harold Ramis movie, but despite being an unlikely premise the actual Groundhog Day ceremony is a real thing that still takes place at the beginning of February each year across the United States.

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog in the movie, continues to be part of the largest Groundhog Day celebration in Pennsylvania where large crowds still gather in anticipation of finding out whether or not spring is likely to arrive early.

According to the tradition, if the groundhog emerges and sees its own shadow then there will be six more weeks of winter whereas if it sees no shadow then the warmer weather will arrive sooner.

To determine just how accurate Punxsutawney Phil actually is at predicting the seasons a team at the Washington Post brought together and analyzed temperature statistics for the last 30 years.

What they found was that while Phil's predictions were correct more often than not for some areas of the country, the overall average temperature between the years in which he predicted a longer winter and the years in which he predicted an early spring varied by only a few degrees.

In other words Phil's predictions have boiled down to little more than random chance. - Live Science


Psychic to Stand Trial for Death He 'Predicted'

Nearly 12 years after her body was found floating in a pool on a rural Valley Center compound called Angel’s Landing, Patricia Hughes’ death remains a mystery.

Some say the 26-year-old mother accidentally slipped and hit her head, drowning in an attempt to rescue her 2-year-old daughter from the water.

Some suggest she committed suicide.

Still others, including the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, think she was killed – her head held beneath the water until she quit breathing – for $2 million in life insurance money.

The question will come to the fore this week as Daniel U. Perez heads to trial in Sedgwick County Court on 38 criminal charges, including first-degree premeditated murder in Hughes’ death.

The charges against the 55-year-old Perez – which also include rape, sodomy, sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated assault, criminal threat and directing that false information be put on life insurance and car credit applications – are associated with a communal lifestyle he led in Kansas with a group known as “the family.”

Perez has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin Monday.

According to witnesses who testified at his preliminary hearing in June 2012, Perez lived on a 20-acre compound in the 9500 block on North Oliver, had no job and was the leader of a traveling entourage who lived off of life insurance benefits paid from the deaths of about a dozen others involved.

Perez directed the amounts and who received millions in payouts from the policies, according to testimony. But he never was himself listed as a beneficiary.

Perez, witnesses testified, had used the name Lou Castro. He was controlling and sometimes violent, they said, forcing girls and women to have sex against their will.

He had used false names and aliases since 1997, when he was convicted of child sex crimes in Texas but fled before sentencing, according to court documents.

After Hughes died on June 26, 2003, in the compound’s pool, the coroner ruled her death accidental. Her autopsy showed she suffered three blunt force injuries to her head.

Eight years later, a 20-year-old came forward with unsettling information: She said the young mother had been murdered.

Series of deaths

According to testimony from witnesses in June 2012, those surrounding Perez at the Angel’s Landing compound believed the 5-foot-6 man was “a seer” who could foretell the future. He claimed to be hundreds of years old, to have three different persona and to need sex from someone pure, like young girls, to survive.

He is charged with multiple counts of sex acts with minors.

For years, the deaths of people in Kansas and other states who were associated with Perez’s communal “family” had raised questions. Hughes, a wife and mother, was one of about a dozen, according to court documents.

Others included Hughes’ husband, who was crushed to death by a car in South Dakota after a jack slipped; their child’s guardian, who met her death when her SUV swerved in front of a dump truck in Butler County; and a woman killed along with her 12-year-old daughter and her boyfriend in a plane crash in South Dakota. (Hughes received $700,000 in life insurance money from the plane crash victim.)

Like the others, Hughes’ death seemed nothing more than a tragic, unintended turn of fate. The official story was that she slipped and hit her head while rushing down a pool step to rescue her 2-year-old daughter, who had fallen in while they and a neighbor girl cleaned the pool.

Apparently, she did not know how to swim.

But then a grown woman told a detective who approached her in 2011 that she helped stage the drowning. She was 12 at the time.

The woman, whom The Eagle is not naming because she alleges she is a victim of sexual assault, testified in June 2012 that Perez foretold Hughes’ death about a week before it happened and enlisted her help. She said Hughes knew she would die on June 26, 2003, and kissed her daughter and offered reassurance that she would return after “crossing over” before she walked to the pool.

The woman in her testimony said Perez had ordered her to wait in a shop by the pool with Hughes’ 2-year-old daughter for 20 minutes, saying that he would retrieve her later and she would take the toddler and jump into the water. After some time, she heard splashing and thought she heard a scream, then Perez came in, the woman testified.

His forearms were wet but not his clothes, she said in 2012, and he seemed out of breath.

Hughes was in the shallow end of the pool when she took the toddler into the water, the woman testified.

As a girl, she told a 911 emergency operator that the 26-year-old mother had slipped and that she was able to rescue her daughter, but she couldn’t pull Hughes out of the pool.

Perez, she testified, had directed her to do so. He was at a car dealership when paramedics arrived.

Hughes’ death was reclassified as a homicide on Sept. 1, 2011. Perez was booked into Sedgwick County Jail about 4 1/2 months later; he remains there on $2.1 million bond.

In court in 2012, then-Deputy Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett argued that a person can’t drown himself or herself. Defense attorney Alice Osburn suggested that perhaps Hughes committed suicide.

District Judge Joseph Bribiesca is scheduled to preside over Perez’s trial. Bennett, now the district attorney, said Sunday the proceedings likely will last more than a week. - Kansas Eagle



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