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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

John Keel's Search For Mothman

The following list encompasses the Mothman encounter reports collected by ufologist John Keel, two years prior to the Silver Bridge collapsed on December 15, 1967. The bridge connected the towns of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio over the Ohio River. Some of these reports are not from the area of the bridge collapse but seem to describe a similar entity. As well, some of the reports are from the general area of the bridge collapse but describe entities other than a Mothman-like being. Not all of these accounts were contained in The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

For several years I have been collecting Mothman-like and flying humanoid encounters. So...what is Mothman? Are all of the reports that were collected by Keel related to a singular being? Look over the reports...let's see what you think:

- Gallipolis, Ohio - early 1966 - night: A woman who lived in a farm had reported her cattle being mutilated by unknown assailants. One night she went out armed with a shotgun to investigate and encountered several tall men wearing white coveralls. She chased them but they ran very fast and were able to easily jump over the fences.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - March 1966 - daytime: A "reliable woman" said that she had observed a silver disc hovering above a Point Pleasant school. A male figure in a tight fitting silver coverall was "standing" (floating) outside the open door of the object in midair, gazing intently into the school playground. He had pointed features and shoulder-length hair. A similar object, she said, landed sometime later in the yard behind her home, and was witnessed by her teenaged children. A similar being was seen in this occasion as well.

- Salt Lake City, Utah - July 18, 1966: Residents of this Mormon community reported seeing a bird "about as big as a Piper Cub airplane" circle the area. Some people ran for cover while others ran for their telephones.

- Scott, Mississippi - September 1 1966 - 2:00pm: Mrs James Ikart reported seeing what looked like a man fluttering about the sky. Several other people also said they had seen it. No other information.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 1 1966: A national guardsman saw a large brownish man-shaped figure on the limb of a tree. No other information.

- Gallipolis, Ohio - November 2, 1966 - 8:00pm: The witness was out behind her building getting ready to go home when there was a sudden flash directly above her. A large cylinder shape object then appeared and landed on the nearby parking lot. The object was completely silent and the witness was unable to move as two men descended from the object and walked towards her. The men were normal looking but heavily tanned with pointed noses, pointed chins, and high cheekbones, they wore coverall like uniforms. They asked the witness several mundane questions using a singsong high-pitched voice; they then walked back to their craft, which took off at high speed. The witness lived in a farm and had been having problems with missing cattle around the same time.

- Near Parkersburg, West Virginia - November 2, 1966 - night: Two men traveling by car on highway 77 watched an elongated object descend from the sky directly in front of their vehicle. They stopped the car and saw a man emerged from the object and walk over to them. The man was human looking and was grinning broadly. He was wearing a black coat and kept his arms folded out of sight under his armpits. The black-garbed stranger asked them several pointless questions before returning to the dark cylinder shaped craft, which quickly rose and disappeared into the sky. This incident occurred on the same night as the Woodrow Derenberger contact-landing case in the same general area.

- Clendenin, West Virginia - November 12, 1966 - daytime: Five men were digging a grave in a cemetery near Clendenin when something that looked like "a brown human being" fluttered from some nearby trees & maneuvered low over their heads. It was in sight for about a minute.

- Salem, West Virginia - November 14, 1966 - 10:30pm: Newell Partridge was sitting at home when suddenly the TV blanked out. A real fine herringbone pattern appeared on the tube, and at the same time the set started a loud whining noise, winding up to a high pitch, peaking and breaking off, as if you were on a musical scale. It sounded like a generator winding up. Outside on the porch, his dog Bandit began wailing. Partridge picked up a flashlight and went outside to investigate. The dog was sitting at the end of the porch, howling down toward the hay barn in the bottom. Partridge shined the light in that direction, and it picked up two red circles, or eyes, which looked like bicycle reflectors. There was something about the eyes that was difficult to explain. The eyes were huge, plainly visible at a distance of 150 yards. As soon as the flashlight picked out the "eyes" Bandit snarled and ran toward them. A "cold chill" swept over the man and he felt a wave of fear, which kept him from following the dog. That night he slept with a loaded gun beside his bed. The next day he went looking for his dog. They found tracks. At the approximate position of the "eyes" he found a large number of dog tracks. The tracks were going in a circle, as if the dog had been chasing his tail. Then the tracks vanished, the dog was never seen again.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 16, 1966 - 9:00pm: Mr. & Mrs Raymond Wamsley & Mrs Marcella Bennett were driving to the house of Ralph Thomas, they saw a big red light maneuvering over the TNT dump area. When they arrived & gout out, a "big gray thing bigger than a man, with glowing red eyes" rose up from the ground. They ran into the house, but the creature shuffled onto the porch & peered into windows. It was gone by the time police arrived.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 16, 1966 - midnight: Mr. & Mrs Steve Mallette & Mr. & Mrs Roger Scarberry reported that their car was followed about midnight by a gray "bird like creature" 6-7 ft tall with a 10 foot wingspan. When the car headlights struck, its eyes, 2" in diameter, glowed red. It finally scurried into a field and disappeared.

- Cheshire, Ohio - November 17, 1966 - night: On Route 7, a gray man shaped creature with red eyes & a 10-foot wingspread pursued a boy's car. No other information.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 18, 1966 - night: Capt. Paul Yoder & B Enochs saw a huge bird like creature, with big red eyes, in the TNT dump area. No other information.

- Campbell's Creek, West Virginia - November 20, 1966: Six teenagers saw a gray man sized creature with red eyes flying over the area. No other information.

- Charleston, West Virginia - November 21, 1966 - 10:15pm: Richard West called police to report that a "batman" was sitting on a roof next to his house. "It looks like a man 6 ft tall & has a wingspread of 6-8 ft," he said. "It had great big red eyes. It flew straight up like a helicopter.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 24, 1966 - 7:15am: Mr. Thomas Ury was driving home in daylight when the "Mothman," a bird-like creature 6 ft tall and with a 10 ft wing spread, circled over his car. He speeded up to 70-75 mph, but it kept up with him. He had been in the area of the TNT dumpsite.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 24, 1966 - night: Mary Myer, a reporter, saw the glowing red eyes of the "Mothman" when she visited an abandoned power plant in Point Pleasant, where it had been seen before.

- St. Albans, West Virginia - November 26, 1966 - evening: Mrs Ruth Foster saw the "Mothman" standing on her front lawn. It was about 6 ft tall and had a "funny little face" with "big red eyes that popped out." She screamed and ran into the house.

- New Haven, West Virginia - November 27, 1966 - 10:30am: Miss Connie Carpenter saw the "Mothman," a tall figure in gray, standing on a golf course. It unfolded 10-foot wings & flew directly at her windshield; she saw its red eyes; then it veered off & disappeared. Her eyes were red, swollen, & itchy for 2 weeks afterwards.

- St. Albans, West Virginia - November 27, 1966 - night: 13-year old Sheila Cain and her sister were walking home when they saw a being standing by the road; it was 7 ft tall, and gray & white with big red eyes. They screamed & ran home; it flew low over them.

- Gallipolis, Ohio - December 4, 1966 - 3:00pm: At the Gallipolis Airport, 5 pilots saw what at first they took for an airplane. It was a winged form about 300 ft up, traveling at 70 mph without flapping its wide wings; it had a long neck & was turning its head from side to side.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - December 6, 1966 - night: Two adults, one a high school teacher, were driving near the local TNT dump site when they saw a giant gray man like figure with glowing red eyes.

- Near Gallipolis, Ohio - December 7, 1966 - night: Four women driving on Route 33 saw a brownish silver man-shaped flying creature with glowing red eyes. No other information.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - January 11, 1967 - daytime: Mrs Park McDaniel was outside her home when she saw what she first took to be a small plane approaching; as it drew closer she saw it was man-shaped and had wings. The creature swooped low over the witness and circled above a nearby building before going out of sight.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - Spring 1967 - various: Several local residents saw three very tall, dark complexioned men in the area. These men knocked on doors late at night, purportedly selling magazines. They spoke fluent unaccented English and were described as "good-looking" with heavily tanned skin. Their height and broadness impressed the witnesses the most. These men were always on foot; apparently they did not have a car.

- Bogle Ridge, West Virginia - March 1967 - late night: A man and a woman were out parked in an isolated area "sky watching" when they saw a group of red, green and white lights descend from the sky and land in a nearby gully. Moments later there was a bright flash of light and the man's face began tingling. He then heard voices outside the car and there was a sudden knock on the car window. Outside they both saw a man holding a red light standing by the car. Using mental telepathy the strange figure asked the male witness several questions then told him to leave the car, the witness was then led off into the darkness. Several personal items were missing from the witness upon returning to the vehicle.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - March 1967 - late night: 16-year old Linda Lilly woke up one night and saw a large figure towering over her bed. "It was a man," she said. " A big man. Very broad. I couldn't see his faced very well but I could see that he was grinning at me." Linda got up from bed with a terrible scream. She cried out there was a man in her room. "He walked around the bed and stood right over me". Linda declared, "I screamed again and hid under the covers, when I looked again he was gone." She then ran into her mother's room. When asked for a full description of the man, Linda said she thought he had been wearing "a checkered shirt". Around the same time, her mother, Doris Lilly began to receive strange phone calls at home. Each evening around 1700 her phone would ring, and when she answered she heard only a bizarre metallic voice speaking in an incomprehensible language. It was guttural and rapid. These calls came only when she was alone.

- Near Chief Cornstalk Hunting Grounds, West Virginia - April 1967 - night: On a rainy night a man was driving along Route 2 when a large black form rose from the woods and flew over his car. "It was at least ten feet wide," he claimed. He stepped on the gas but it kept right up with him at about 70 mph. It then moved ahead of him and turned toward the river.

- Near Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia - April 7, 1967 - 11:15pm: Mabel McDaniel, John Keel, and two other women went to a hill, when they spotted the usual reddish glow on a nearby hill. A second one popped up a short distance from the first. Keel flashed his light at them but nothing happened. So he climbed a fence and walked into a field to try to get a closer look. As he crossed the field he suddenly noticed a pale bluish ball of light hovering high in the trees of an orchard behind the nearby farmhouse. The light moved about from tree to tee as though it were following Keel's movements. He flashed his light at it and it flared with a dazzling brilliance, dimmed, and vanished. The lights on the southern ridge also brightened for a moment and then went out. Coming back to the car, Keel found all three women in a very frightened state. Later they related how they had seen a very tall man in the field, which climbed over a fence then crossed behind their vehicle. Terrified they locked the doors and ran the windows up.

- Near Point Pleasant, West Virginia - October 1967 - night: Three men driving along Route 2 sighted a tall broad shouldered dark caped man walking besides the road. They stopped and looked back but the figure had disappeared. There were open fields on both sides of the road.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - November 2, 1967 - late night: A woman working in her kitchen heard a loud squeaking sound coming from outside, she looked out and saw a huge shadow spreading across the grass, and then a figure described as tall, man-shaped, and gray in color appeared. It glided quickly across a field and disappeared into the woods.

- Point Pleasant, West Virginia - December 22, 1967 - late afternoon: Soon after the local Silver Bridge had tragically collapsed killing dozens, Mary Hyre, a local newspaper stringer sat in her office sifting through the list of casualties, when two strangers walked in the office. They seemed almost like twins, both were short, with dark complexions, & somewhat Oriental in appearance. Both wore black overcoats. They seemed only interested on the UFO activity in the area and asked several peculiar questions, including: "What would you do if someone did order you to stop writing about flying saucers?" Mrs Hyre did not see them leave. Later that afternoon another stranger walked into the office. He was slightly built, about five feet-seven inches tall, with black piercing eyes and unruly black hair. His complexion was even darker that the previous two visitors & he also looked Oriental. His hands were especially unusual, with unduly long tapering fingers. He wore a cheap looking ill-fitting suit, and his tie was knotted in an odd fashion way. He did not wear an overcoat, despite the fierce cold outside. He spoke in a peculiar stammering monotone and argued with Mrs Hyre about UFO's. He soon left and later visited the home of several local witnesses.

NOTE: Is the Conewago Phantom and other Mothman-like beings related to the Point Pleasant sightings? Lon

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Follow-Up: 'Lakewood Lycan' Sketches

These are the sketches provided by the witness

Soon after I posted the 'Lakewood Lycan' report, I started to receive information and experiences from the readers. My friend and colleague Linda Godfrey forwarded the following information:

I came across an old report I had from 1999 from Arizona from a woman my husband and I met on vacation who saw what she called a "chupacabra" on the highway (US 90) between Bisbee and Tucson. It made me think of the recent Denver sightings because it had a canine head with a "dog nose" but it also had wings and a long tail that forked at the end. She had another person in the car who also saw it - they were on their way home from a real estate conference. She said its legs were tucked under its body as it sat.

Crypto investigators JC Johnson and Jack Cary have been investigating the
sighting. Jack Cary (photo above) on location outside of Lakewood, Colorado

There should be a report from JC Johnson & Jack Cary soon. If you have seen this being or have information that may help in the investigation, please feel free to forward to me. Stay tuned...Lon

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MIB in Indiana

Hammond, Indiana - 3/26/2012: It was 4pm I was walking out of a store. I looked across the street and there were two men in black suits, wearing sunglasses and they both had a black umbrella. They were standing perfectly still. I was very paranoid because I'm really into conspiracies and aliens and I read about Men In Black. As I started walking once I got at least 100 feet in front of them, they crossed the street and started to follow me. The way they moved was very unusual, not like a regular human walking (not implying they weren't human). I turned the corner and looked back and they were gone. It was strange because there was nowhere they could have gone so fast because I kept looking behind me. I went to my house and waited about 30 minutes and went back out to see if I could find anything out if they were still there or something. As I turned the corner, I saw one and I was so startled I fell and one ran to me in a very odd motion, I got up before he/it could reach me and ran home. - MUFON CMS

NOTE: Another odd incident from Hammond, Indiana. Lon


'Flying Manta Ray' Cryptid Report

I received this report from an eyewitness:

I've seen a gliding "manta ray" cryptid. It looked as if it were a living creature, and it was cloaked- think the predator movies. I watched it glide fluidly, gracefully, and silently directly over my head, no higher than 100 feet in the air. Very strange and it made me question so much about the world we live in. This sighting was probably 5 years ago in the small city of Gastonia, North Carolina. I will also mention that I witnessed this creature before I ever knew what a cryptid was. Only after googling what I had seen did I realize that others had seen the same thing.

The reason I'm posting about it tonight is because I witnessed something similar this evening. It looked like a rigid line of very dim christmas lights flying through the air. No fluid movement, just moving horizontally through the air, while aligned vertically. The "lights" were very very dim, almost hard to see. The object was flying with the wind on a slightly breezy night. It didn't appear to be very high in the sky, maybe 200 feet.

Both of these sightings really make me question what types of creatures are flying around in the sky, unseen.

No history of mental illness or hallucinations. B


2300+ Hungry Sea Lions Pile Into The Columbia River

California sea lions are literally piling into Astoria’s East Mooring Basin. They’ve taken over every square foot of the boat docks, and they’re even lying on top of each other for lack of space.

The latest sea lion count in the marina tallied a record 2,340 – a “mind-boggling number,” according to Bryan Wright of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Meanwhile California is seeing starving sea lion pups washing up on shore.

There’s probably a connection there, according to Nate Mantua, research scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mantua said unusually warm water temperatures in the Pacific stretching from the Gulf of Alaska all the way to Mexico have likely affected the fish seals and sea lions typically eat in the ocean. The population of sardines, one of the staples of their diet, is experiencing a major crash. Meanwhile, millions of smelt returned to the Columbia River this year.

“The male sea lions that migrate up the coast in the spring and winter, they’re probably having a hard time finding food in the usual places where they forage,” he said. “Whereas the lower Columbia River has a relative abundance of food with the smelt run and the early stages of the salmon run.”

Wright said biologists have noticed a jump in sea lion numbers in the lower Columbia River that corresponds with several years of strong smelt runs in the river.

The usual sea lion counts in Astoria’s East Mooring Basin ranged from 100-300. Last year set a record with 1,420 sea lions. This year’s numbers shatter that record.

“It’s doubled and then doubled again and then increased even more, not quite doubling this year,” Wright said. “This year we’ve had a record number of California sea lions in the lower river near Astoria, following on the last two years, which at the time were historic numbers.”

Steve Jeffries, marine mammal biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, photographed a huge group of 6,422 harbor seals at the mouth of the Columbia last month. He said seals also follow the smelt runs, which have been significant the past two years.

He noted the California sea lion population of around 300,000 “is about as large as it’s ever been,” so changes in food availability are more likely to have an impact. In California, warm water has shifted the sea lions’ food base farther from shore, where females have their pups, he said.

“The females have to forage farther out, and they basically abandon their pups because they have to search farther and longer,” he said. “Their normal prey they eat has been disrupted. So they spend more time foraging and at some point their pups have to nurse.”

Wright said a big question now is how many sea lions will stay in the Columbia River and eat returning spring salmon. Oregon and Washington have authorization to kill some of the sea lions to protect threatened salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam.

A new bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., would allow tribal members to kill sea lions and harbor seals to protect fish. - OPB


Man in India Crucifies Self for Return of Political Master

here in the world does political idolatry reach the bizarre levels that it does in India. Besotted followers often build temples for their favorite politicians.

For some strange reason, these modern-day deities are usually plump actresses past their sell-by date.

A recent case, a twist on this set formula, saw a gentleman by the name of Shihan Hussaini getting himself nailed to a cross, in order to show his loyalty to an ex-chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The ex-CM, Jayalalitha, too was an actress of some note in her heyday. She later carved a successful career as a politician.

Of late, though, her political fortunes have taken a nosedive. Apparently, this was the devoted follower’s way of paying obeisance to his mistress on her 67th birthday. The poor guy passed out when the nails were being removed.

He later said, “More than hitting the nails on the hands and legs, taking them out was extremely painful.” - ScoopWhoop



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Demon Attack Claims In Factory

Workers claim attacks by demons in a factory in Swaziland:

MATSAPHA, Swaziland – Suspicions of a demon attack almost grounded operations in one of the textile firms in Matsapha as workers are said to have collapsed and made loud screams.

The frightening incident is said to have began on Friday at Kasumi Apparels Swaziland factory when two workers fell on the ground and began screaming hysterically while writhing on the factory floor.

On Monday, three more workers were also said to have been attacked within the factory and other employees ran helter-skelter as they tried to assist the three women who were crying out loud and claiming to see strange things.

The last straw was when two other women were also allegedly attacked by the said demon and began writhing and screaming on the floor.

“Our managers then decided to call pastors to the factory to pray for all of us as there seemed to be evil spirits lurking around,” a worker said.

True to her words, workers were found locked in a heated service yesterday during their lunch hour break. It was revealed that junior pastors were sent by a well-known pastor to pray for the workers.

Shouts of ‘come out, come out in Jesus name’ were heard from the enclosed area where the prayer session was being held.

“We do not know what is happening as this has never occurred before. We are worried now as we have also learnt that we may be laid off from work for two weeks,” said the worker, adding that maybe the attacks were as a result of stress.

One of the company personnel found standing among the workers, who did not make it into the hall, refused to comment when approached.

“I did not call the media to this prayer,” he retorted to the security guard who had approached him before disappearing into the hall.

Another shop steward, who preferred to remain anonymous, found outside the company premises during lunch, confirmed the demon scare that was currently taking place within the factory.

She said the situation was scary and they were monitoring what was taking place closely just to ensure that there was no foul play.

Kasumi Apparels Swaziland factory is a sister factory to Tex Ray Swaziland, which also experienced an unfortunate incident last year when some of its workers inhaled an unknown substance and began screaming and collapsing at their workstations.

The incident led to the whole factory being evacuated for days as the company waited for the fumes within the factory floor to dissipate. - Times.co.sz

NOTE: There has been several supposed 'demon attacks' in Swaziland the past few years...but this seems to be a case of 'mass hysteria' IMO. The phenomenon can take on a life of it's own when one person or a small group suddenly show an extreme reaction to something...especially in a society that has strong beliefs that malevolent entities are around every corner. I'll keep watch for a follow-up to this specific story...Lon

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Observing Unexplained Events

I received following correspondence from Dale in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada:

Around 1961, I was living in Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada with my parents. Oromocto is the town that is connected to Base Gagetown (The biggest military camp in Canada). I was around 14 at the time.

Many years before, when I was around 3 years old to around 9 years old, and lived in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada I had an uncle - believe his name was Dickie. He did many things and among other things he was an inventor. He either invented things from scratch or improved other things. He would make things from electric shock devices to hold in your hand to temporarily shock people if they shook your hand to devices that would stretch and you could take things down or clean things at a distance. Anyway he passed away and his ashes were put in an urn box that eventually made its way to Oromocto, New Brunswick. My Mother was supposed to send it somewhere for a burial in a cemetery. The box was kept in a closet in a living room of a house we were living at the PMQ living site in Oromocto.

Several nights when the sun was starting to go down (Autumn) I thought I saw a repair man in a trench coat in the living room, checking the window for drafts or checking something else. He was tall and well dressed (just like Uncle Dickie). I thought it strange that for several days he would come back and check the same thing every night - always "after hours" and at twilight. So one night I got quite close to the man and asked him what he was doing. In a very faint voice he asked me "what is my box doing in the closet?" I didn't know what he was talking about. He had a very faint voice and, again, he told me the same thing. I kept asking him about the box and he said it should have been sent on to the proper place a long time ago. I was going to look for the box, but I guess he didn't want me to touch it. I went to get my mother and when she arrived he was gone.

We proceeded to look up an old picture album and in there, we found Uncle Dickie wearing the same trench coat, just as neat and well dressed as the apparition I had SPOKEN TO!

Around 15 to 20 years ago during a Leonid Meteor shower, myself and my children (then quite young) went to a small town nearby called Blackfaulds near a small turnoff next to a stream or small river that goes through the town. The sky was clear and there was no breeze. We observed a few meteorites - it was around 11 p.m. or so in the Summer. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, an partially transparent craft, though black in color, that looked a bit like a Vulcan bomber from a James Bond movie suddenly appeared, making no noise and very close by, approx. 1/4 to 1/2 mile away. There was a slight breeze on my face as it turned around. It was not an apparition and it disappeared around 5 or 6 seconds after it appeared.

While attending an Inner Circle Meeting of the NICUFO Organization in Las Vegas, when Dr. Frank Stranges was alive, I witnessed something else. After the days of meeting were over, I took a stroll on Tropicana Avenue. I wanted to go somewhere to get presents for my wife and children. I noticed there was a strange hum in the air and there was no traffic on Tropicana Avenue - no people walking and no road detour signs. I came across an electronics van parked near the sidewalk with one older man sitting on a chair and another middle aged man getting out of the van. Next to the van was a multi-story tower with a satellite dish on the top and another antenna of a sort below that. They didn't want me taking any pictures of the van and wanted to know what I was doing there. I asked what they were doing and they said it was classified.

I asked about the strange hum in the air and the lack of traffic on a street thoroughfare that normally had 3 or 4 lanes of traffic going in each direction and lots of people walking. They refused to discuss the matter and reminded me NOT to take any pictures.

After another Inner Circle Meeting of NICUFO in Las Vegas a few years later, I took a walk near the Venetian Resort. There was a labor union strike in progress. I am used to labor matters, because I have been a member of unions or had various positions with them for years, so I read their handout and talked to the workers. The workers had grievances and complaints such as bad storage places for foods and other labor worries but one thing caught my eye. There was a reference that several people were taken to the hospital because of strange sounds and smells coming from the basement area. When I talked to the workers they said the sounds and smells were not normal and not earthly. In UFO circles for years we have had reports of underground tunnels under Las Vegas and perhaps going to secret government installations.

Anyway...too many stories to tell.

May all your good dreams come true. Dale

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ET Communication Tones?

Uden, Netherlands - 12/8/2001: I used to live close to a military air base and at night (not every night, but when I did hear it, it was always around 2-3am) I would hear these sounds. They would last about 15-20 minutes and I can only described them as 'Close Encounter' sounds... you know like the 'communication tones' they have in the film?

The first night I didn't think much of it, as I thought I had just had one of those 'you dream you are awake, but you're not'-dreams. But then I heard it more often. It really freaked me out as I lived on my own at the time and I really started to doubt my own sanity as far as that I really started to think it might be UFOs, because I could ONLY hear the tones, but no 'air plane engine' sound to go with it.

I told my boyfriend (now husband) about it, and when he spend the night we agreed I would wake him up if I heard it again. I am sure he thought that when he heard it he would be able to reassure me easily and explain what it was... but, when I did wake him up, even he seemed a bit freaked, although I could tell he was trying not to let on. So... we got up and got dressed and went outside to see where it was coming from (I hadn't had the courage to do anything more than look out of my bedroom window before). We walked around for quite some time, and both agreed the sound was coming from the sky, but he also couldn't hear engine noises... The noise went away almost as soon as we started walking around outside (which was odd as it normally lasted much longer on other nights, so I was a bit disappointed as it kept us from finding where the sound came from) after about 10-15 minutes we decided to go back home and to bed.

It crossed my mind that one of my neighbours could be pranking... but realistically the sounds were too loud and clear (i.e. not muffled by walls, unless they had a huge open window or where outside themselves) for it, and my partner also agreed the sounds seemed to be coming from the sky rather than a nearby building.

The airbase I lived close to is Volkel Airbase. This is a Dutch airbase, BUT it has Americans stationed there to look after the nukes. (This is not publicly admitted to by the government but common knowledge among locals AND former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers recently publicly admitted to this - possibly by accident).

I also know they have/had AWACS there. So in the end we decided that it must have been the AWACS radar making the sound when it's flying at night.
(don't know how it can 'hover' over the same 2-block area that long though)

Still, after all this time I am not 100% convinced this is true though. Is it? Does an AWACS make 'close encounter' tone noises when engaging it's radar at night? Or maybe even another 'silent' military airplane we haven't heard about yet?

BTW, I do know what an owl sounds like, and a fox or whatever... but this was definitely not an 'natural' sound. If you would have said my neighbour was playing his keyboard very loudly in the middle of night you would be closer... (but not quite).

You might also want to know that there were no high rise buildings for miles, but there are some electricity pylons only about 500 yards away...

All this happened at the end of 2001/beginning of 2002 (I heard it on at least 3 separate occasions, probably more but I know it was at least twice before I mentioned it to my boyfriend.) I have been trying to find out what it was off and on ever since. Since 2010-11 more weird sounds seem to have been heard by people around the world, but going through the videos on YouTube, none of them really seem to hit the mark, as most of those seem to be a hum or metallic sound.

I thought that if it was military experimental planes I would have heard about it by now, but... nothing so far. But maybe you might know something that the general public don't know yet. If so, I'd love to hear your take on this.

Thanks very much in advance - MUFON CMS


Genetic 'Adam' lived 239,000 years ago

By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The Icelandic data also suggest that humanity’s most recent common male ancestor, the "father" of us all, would have lived between 174,000 and 321,000 years ago.

"What we have is a fairly detailed insight into the sequence of the genome of an entire nation," says Kari Stefansson, a neurologist and co-author of four studies published in Nature Genetics today. He's also the CEO of biopharmaceutical company deCode, which partly funded the work. "This is a reasonably large step toward understanding how human diversity is dictated by diversity in the sequence of DNA."

The estimate for the most recent common male ancestor contradicts some past findings. A 2013 study from the University of Arizona estimated that the age of the father of all humans is about 340,000 years old. But the Icelandic analysis indicates he probably lived about 239,000 years ago — a number that’s much closer to the estimate for humanity’s most recent common female ancestor, who lived about 200,000 years ago. "[Humans] are curious about where we came from, and how we became the way we are," says Agnar Helgason, a genetic anthropologist at the University of Iceland and a co-author of the common ancestor study published today. "And this gives us a bit more information about when."

From an evolutionary standpoint, older species have more time to develop mutations that differentiate individuals, or populations, from one another. That means the age of the human species is also related to how diverse humans are as a whole.

Scientists also used the Icelandic data to identify 8,000 Icelanders who have a least one gene that’s completely mute, meaning that it doesn’t function at all. Genes associated with people's sense of smell were muted most often, but the researchers found 1,171 silenced genes overall. "We now have an insight into [human silenced genes] — how frequently do you encounter individuals who have all variants of a gene knocked out." That number is about 7.7 percent of Icelanders, Stefansson says.

The size of these studies is impressive. But that doesn’t mean that they were perfectly designed. The people whose genomes were used in the muted gene paper, for instance, were taken from past disease studies, says Andrew Allen, a geneticist at Duke University who didn’t take part in the studies. This means that the "sample studied is not exactly healthy, is somewhat opportunistic, and probably doesn’t correspond to any ‘real’ population."

Moreover, the "Icelandic population has a rather unusual demographic history," Allen says. The country is relatively isolated, with just 320,000 inhabitants. Their ancestors had little contact with outsiders until recently. This makes it hard to evaluate whether the findings are related to some kind of selection process for genes that enhanced human survival over time, or something else, like the size of the Icelandic population.

Stefansson says that the results should still be representative of people in other areas, however. "The Icelandic population doesn’t meet any of the criteria for inbreeding," he says. "The 7.7 percent is likely to be similar in other populations."

Still, the study could yield helpful information about the location of genes that might be less susceptible to this loss of function, Allen says. And even larger studies of this type will go a long way toward figuring out the genetic patterns at finer scales and validating the findings.

Now that the studies have been published, the scientists must decide whether they will provide the study participants with information about their genomes and their genetic risk for various diseases. "When we started our work, the whole world was convinced that these results should not be returned to the participants." Stefansson says. But "in Iceland, just like everywhere else, people have been developing ideas about what is right and what is wrong." Those views have been changing, even though the goal of making discoveries for science haven't. "I’m convinced that the Icelandic society will begin to use our data, together with the health care system," he says. "I think it is the view of most people that it is the only ethical thing to do." - The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago


On this episode, Sean and Lon discuss recent sightings of the "Lakeview Lycan" sighting from Denver, Co. They also touch on recent Bigfoot activity reported in Northern Pennsylvania. Author and Cryptozoologist Matt Bille stops by for a chat discussing his new work of fiction, "The Dolman".

About Matt Bille:

Matt Bille is an author in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He is also a naturalist, historian, science writer, and defense consultant. A former Air Force officer, he is the author of over 20 technical publications and articles on space-related topics. He is the lead author of the NASA-published history The First Space Race: Launching the World’s First Satellites (2004), a groundbreaking account of the early Space Age. He wrote two books on the world’s rarest and least-known animals, Rumors of Existence (1995) and Shadows of Existence (2004), and is working on his third, tentatively titled Seas, Sharks, and Serpents. He has been a freelance contributor to reference books including Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia and the Nature Yearbook of Science & Technology. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and is a member of the History Committee of the American Astronautical Society. He appeared on two television programs on mystery animals and blogs on the latest science and technology news at Matt's Sci/Tech Blog.

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Matt's new novel is available at The Dolmen



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