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Friday, May 15, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Yikes! Duppy Attends Funeral -- 92-Year-Old Woman Eats Sand Daily -- Roswell's UFO Museum Founder Passes Away

Yikes! Duppy Attends Funeral

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"Bwoy, mi neva believe inna duppy but when mi see dis mi convince. The devil nuh ave nuh manners," said Jenine Scott, one of the persons who attended the funeral of the late Yolanda Samuels on October 26.

The service, which was held at the Fullerswood Church of God of Redemption in St Elizabeth, went quite normal for the most part. However, it was after Scott, the videographer, and others were reviewing the recording of the funeral later that evening that they made the jaw-dropping, eye-popping and head-swelling discovery. They said there was a 'duppy' in the video.

"Nobody in the church neva see or hear it," Scott noted before playing the video for The Star's review. In the video, a female soloist was standing in front of Samuel's coffin rendering an item. Shortly after, a black, unclear, smoky feminine-looking figure bolted from the left of screen, with hands thrown in the air, giggling, before running out of sight.

Original recording

The laughter let out by the alleged 'spirit' sounded rather eerie, reminiscent of those heard in horror movies. It was obvious that the singer did not see the figure as she continued singing undisturbed.

"It doesn't look human," Scott added and she was right. In the five-second clip, which she copied from the original recording and gave to the newspaper, there was something freakishly unusual about the right hand of the suspected duppy.

It appeared to have two tentacles as opposed to fingers and although the figure was closer to the camera than the singer in the background, it was extremely difficult to make out the facial features. It did not appear to be wearing any clothes either. Persons who reviewed the clip are convinced that it was not a hoax.

'Scott said that the figure captured was indeed a 'spirit'. She said that no one who attended the funeral recalled seeing anyone running across the pew or laughing while the soloist was singing. Not only that, but they firmly believe the ghost was that of Samuels, who was a homeless drug addict and rumoured prostitute (She was stabbed to death on October 4). "A same suh she gwaan," one person said. "When she see yuh, she jump out and she laugh an gwaan. A fi her duppy dat." - Jamaica Star

Thanks to Gabriel Leal for forwarding


92-year-old woman eats 1kg of sand every day

Sudama Devi has maintained her peculiar diet for over eight decades yet remains in perfect health.

The mother-of-four first sampled the unusual delicacy as part of a bet she made with her friends when she was only ten years old.

She soon found however that she was unable to stop and now enjoys up to 1kg of sand every day, either eating it dry from a plate or diluted in to a glass of water, in addition to her regular diet.

The 92-year-old maintains that she never feels hungry and that she never experiences any health problems.

"I eat sand daily, about one kilogram and three or four times in a day," she said. "My economic condition is not good but I am fond of eating a good and healthy diet."

It is thought that Devi suffers from pica, a disorder that produces a craving for non-foodstuffs. Other sufferers have been known to snack on dirt, rocks, soap, sponges and even glass.

How she has remained in such good health, especially given her age, remains a mystery. - Indian woman, 92, eats a kilogram of SAND a day for eight decades including four plates on her wedding night


Roswell's UFO Museum Founder Passes Away

A prominent person in Roswell recently died. He was buried before a lot of people even knew he was gone.

Glenn Dennis said he was one of the witnesses of the 1947 UFO crash near Roswell. He passed away on Tuesday and was laid to rest sometime this week.

While Dennis’ family has chosen not to come forward with the details of his death, KOB took a look back at his legacy.

He was a founder of Roswell's famous UFO Museum.

His claim to fame? He claims someone called him about needing sealed caskets.

At the time, he was working at Ballard Funeral home. He also claims a nurse confided in him about seeing alien bodies.

Over the years, his stories have been featured in several books written about the UFO crash.

In early 1990, he and Lieutenant Walter Haut got together with realtor Max Littell to form the UFO Museum.

"Of course most of us thought to ourselves, 'why would you do that?'” said former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen. “How many people could ever have an interest in coming to where Roswell is to see a UFO museum?"

Owen was on city council when the museum was founded.

He says Dennis had a vision for the museum, believing it would be a success even when others doubted it.

"They certainly had the foresight and the dedication and the dream to make this museum happen, and of course they did. Roswell is the beneficiary of their early work and their early desire to see something made of this incident," said Owen.

Now the UFO Museum sees 180,000 visitors every year from around the world and has sparked the city’s tourism industry.

Owen says Dennis contributed to Roswell greatly and will be missed.

"[He] was a great person to have involved within our community and he will be greatly missed,” said Owen. “He certainly contributed many great things, many great ideas. He will be missed for sure." - KOB


Woman claims reincarnation helped her with food addiction

Reincarnation is the idea of belief that people are born again with a different body after death, according to Merriam Webster.

When we hear these types of stories, a lot of us may think it's far-fetched, but those who do believe in past lives said for them, reincarnation is about self-discovery, not the shock value.

It's a controversial subject in San Antonio. However, one local woman said she has lived a former life, and there are others out there who say the same.

Belinda Ramirez has been struggling with a dark secret all her life.

"Often times I wondered if this was normal or not," said Ramirez.

It was something she kept hidden from everyone close to her.

"I believe there are 2.2 million people in San Antonio and 6.7 billion people in the world. How could I be the only one?" Ramirez asked.

For her, it was seeing the unfinished food in the trash her family and friends would throw away, a food addiction she didn't understand why she had. So she turned to a hypnotist for answers.

"It brought clarity as to why I was doing other things in relation to food," said Ramirez. "It wasn't until I had the past life regression that the reason I did it is because my Aztec life, that's what I did."

That past-life regression came full circle for Ramirez. She said she saw herself living in a time where food was scarce.

"I was skin and bones," she said. "I was lying on the ground taking my last breath and the sun was shining bright."

According to Ramirez, she believes reincarnation was the reason for her food addiction. She did a lot of soul-searching and research on her own, but she had finally figured it out, she said.

"I felt like I was lighter, like I had dropped a lot of baggage, and just really happier. Happy that I was set free from this behavior," Ramirez said. "Right after I did that session, I never did that behavior again."

Ramirez said it only took her one session to find peace within herself.

"It proved to me that I am eternal. That even though in that lifetime I thought I died and I really didn't," she said. "It was just proof to me that there really is no such thing as death."

Being born again--a belief thats hard for most of us to swallow.

However, Ramirez said believing in rebirth or reincarnation is what saved her life.

"It was such a relief that I could walk by a trashcan and not worry what was in it," Ramirez said. "There isn't scientific data that I could provide you or like physical proof that I can provide for you, but it is true for me because I lived it."

FOX San Antonio reached out to a few hypnotists, and they said those who believe in rebirth or reincarnation have come to them for a past-life regression.

It's not done that often. A local hypnotist we spoke with said she's done them four times in the last two years.

We also reached out the Archdiocese of San Antonio and other religious communities. They said they do not support it, but are not going to speak against someone else's beliefs. - Fox San Antonio



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