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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: 'Skyfish' Anomaly in Louisiana -- 'Water Witches' Busy in California -- Big Cat Roaming Milwaukee

'Skyfish' Anomaly in Louisiana

Louisiana - 12/2/2011: I set the camera outside to record the cloud in infrared. This thing came flying by the camera. I didn't find it in the video until weeks later once I slowed down the video. - MUFON CMS

NOTE: I place these 'Skyfish' in the same category as the flying ray-shaped anomalies. Lon


The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.


Busy 'Water Witches' in California’s Dry Central Valley

Vern Tassey doesn’t advertise. He’s never even had a business card. But here in California’s Central Valley, word has gotten around that he’s a man with “the gift,” and Tassey, a plainspoken, 76-year-old grandfather, has never been busier.

Farmers call him day and night — some from as far away as the outskirts of San Francisco and even across the state line in Nevada. They ask, sometimes even beg, him to come to their land. “Name your price,” one told him. But Tassey has so far declined. What he does has never been about money, he says, and he prefers to work closer to home.

And that’s where he was on a recent Wednesday morning, quietly marching along the edge of a bushy orange grove here in the heart of California’s citrus belt, where he’s lived nearly his entire life. Dressed in faded Wranglers, dusty work boots and an old cap, Tassey held in his hands a slender metal rod, which he clutched close to his chest and positioned outward like a sword as he slowly walked along the trees. Suddenly, the rod began to bounce up and down, as if it were possessed, and he quickly paused and scratched a spot in the dirt with his foot before continuing on.

A few feet away stood the Wollenmans — Guy, his brother Jody and their cousin Tommy — third-generation citrus farmers whose family maintains some of the oldest orange groves in the region. Like so many Central Valley farmers, their legacy is in danger — put at risk by California’s worst drought in decades. The lack of rain and snow runoff from the nearby Sierra Nevada has caused many of their wells to go dry. To save their hundreds of acres of trees, they’ll need to find new, deeper sources of water — and that’s where Tassey comes in. Read more at Amid epic drought, California farmers turn to water witches


Big Cat Roaming Milwaukee

I received the following information from Jeff:

As a subscriber to Phantoms and Monsters, I felt I should call your attention to numerous reports of a large wild animal walking around urban Milwaukee. Is this paranormal? Well, yes. It fits the definition of what is sometimes referred to, especially in the UK, as ABCs- Alien Big Cats - large, non-native species inexplicably showing up someplace they have never been or have been considered extinct in for many years. I haven't seen it, but here are news links:









Monstrous Controversy Rages Over Loch Ness UFO Photos

Follow-Up: Ufologist Believes Alien Shooter Story is Credible

Argentina: Sightings of UFOs and a Strange Winged Entity

Animal Telepathy Controversy - Did a Leading Skeptic Really Debunk a 'Psychic Pet'?

The Extraterrestrial Messages of Nikola Tesla

The "Supernatural" Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls

Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

Dogman The Monsters Are Real

Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings