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Monday, September 07, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: My Brother and I Were Abducted -- $50K Two-Headed Snake -- Lightning Causes Epic 'Firenado'

My Brother and I Were Abducted

LaPort, TX: My older brother and I were walking down the street, returning home from our grandmother's house in the dark. There was a large, grassy lot next to our house where our uncle lived in a mobile home at the back of the lot. It was a clear night and my brother was teaching me some of the constellations as we walked.

We saw a gold colored light come from the south and hover over us. I thought it was an airplane at first but as it got closer, I realized it wasn't making any noise. I remember being afraid but my brother was excited. He said "Oh, wow, they ARE real!" I grabbed his arm and tried to pull him to the house, panicking. He laughed and told me to calm down, that they wouldn't hurt us. He was my brother so.. I trusted him to protect me. I stood behind him as the light came to the ground and landed in front of my uncles house.

It was a large black triangle.. well, pyramid shape that was missing the top point. It had a couple of windows on the side, about halfway up. After it stopped moving, a slot opened up on the side facing us. The light that was under the craft was a greenish blue and it hovered off the ground a foot or two as the slot opened and a being came out. I guess UNFOLDED out would be more accurate. The being looked almost human with a large, odd shaped head, almond eyes the color of absolute darkness and a small slit below where the nose slits were. It was VERY tall compared to my brother. He was about ten years old so probably 4 and a half feet. The being was maybe six or seven feet.

When it exited the ship, I heard a noise, like a soft murmuring of a bunch of voices. I was immediately soothed. I felt sleepy suddenly but then the entity took my hand and my brothers hand. I don't remember it walking to us but I remember how cold it's hand was and how rubbery it felt. I felt like I was floating and it was taking us to it's ship. We went inside and the slot closed behind us.

Inside, it took us to a room where my brother was taken by another being and I was led to a table. I screamed for my brother but the being picked me up and sat me on the table, placed his fingers on my eyes and I couldn't move or talk any more. I was laid on the table and my clothes were taken off.

I remember there being a soft pink light and three beings in the room with me. There was a straw like tool hanging above me that one being put against my belly button. I remember searing pain below my belly button and smelling hot metal, like copper. I screamed but then the pain was gone.

I looked toward one of the beings and saw my brother on the table near mine. He was looking at me with tears in his eyes. I could hear his voice but his lips weren't moving. He told me he was sorry, he was wrong and that he loved me. I felt warm where before I was so cold. The beings stopped moving as my brother and I talked without moving our lips. I would think at him then hear his voice responding to me. We'd never been able to do that before!

After a few minutes, my brother looked away from me and I felt him slip away, mentally, then he screamed like he was being murdered. I thought they were killing him but I couldn't see anything because one of the beings moved between us and started looking in my ears with a bright light.

I remember the grey color of those three fingered hands, the way they seemed to me to be rubber straws, the tips against my skin feeling terribly similar to a frogs flesh. They pried open my eyes when I tried to scrunch them shut and put a jelly substance in them. Then they stuck something up in my nose that hurt so bad I passed out.

When I woke up, the ship was gone. My brother was laying in the ditch a few feet from me and I thought he was dead. I heard my mother calling for me and my brother so I sat up and called back to her. She ran to me from our yard to where my brother was laying and when she saw him, she screamed. She picked him up and grabbed my hand, carrying him into the house. She asked me what happened as she laid him on the couch but as I started to answer, my nose started bleeding.

My brother came to as my mother wiped a cold rag over his face and I got a washcloth for my nose. She kept asking why we were out till three in the morning. My brother told her about the craft and I did too but she said she thought we were trying to make stuff up. She said it was obvious someone had beaten us up. We saw how bad our story upset her so we agreed, it was the local bully that beat us both up.

After my mother went to bed, when she thought we were asleep, my brother came into my room and we talked about it, agreeing to not talk about it again.

The next day, he and I went to my uncles yard. We looked for signs that something had been there and we saw a square portion of the grass had been pressed down like a heavy weight had been on top of it.

It's been almost thirty years now and only recently have my brother and I spoken of the incident. I still remember it like it was yesterday and so does he. - MUFON CMS


Two-Headed Albino Honduran Milk Snake

Todd Ray must have a lot of cash snaked away.

Why else would he spend $50,000 on a snake, even one that is two-headed and albino?

That's how much the owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow said he paid for "Medusa," a four-year-old double-headed Honduran Milk Snake born in Florida.

"I've wanted her since the day it was born four years ago," Ray told The Huffington Post. "I went back and forth with the owner and the price just kept getting higher."

Ray already holds a Guinness World Record for having the biggest collection of two-headed animals, but he considers "Medusa" the crowning jewel.

"This snake is perfect," he said. "Some other two-headed snakes are beautiful, but they have a kink where the heads become one. Medusa doesn't. It's as if she was meant to have two heads.

Medusa is 3 feet long, but she is a handful, according to Ray -- especially at feeding time.

"I flew her in from Florida and, usually, I give them a week before feeding to get them used to their surroundings," he said. "But she was moving around so much I thought she was looking for food."

Ray said with most two-headed snakes, he feeds them one at a time with a playing card between their heads to keep them from biting each other.

"I bring a mouse up to them and both opened their mouths," he said. "Then the right head struck and yanked the mouse right out of my hand.

"Then the left head grabbed the mouse's butt end. I couldn't believe how quickly they were eating. They were going to meet in the middle -- and these types of snakes eat other snakes!"

Ray had to grab a Butcher's knife and cut the mouse in half before the right head swallowed the left.

"Now I know to have two mice ready at the same time and have two more ready," he said.

Ray plans to put Medusa on display at the Venice Beach Freakshow starting Saturday, and expects her to be a big draw.

"I really think she is the star -- especially for snakes," he said. "I wouldn't have spent that much money if she wasn't so valuable." - This 2-Headed Albino Snake Tries To Eat Itself


Lightning Strikes Whiskey, Causes Epic Firenado

In footage The Weather Channel broadcast Thursday, a Jim Beam factory in Kentucky received an extra spark to their bourbon after lightning struck the plant back in 2003.

More than 800,000 gallons of fire-fueling bourbon spilled into the factory's retention pond after the strike, quickly catching the booze and water on fire, the station's Matt Sampson explained.

As the blaze spread, wind whipped the fire into a terrifying and awesome tornado.

The fire was eventually put out, but not before it killed a large number of fish. Jim Beam ultimately paid $27,000 in cleanup costs, according to The Weather Channel.

Jim Beam has been around since the 18th century and pulls in roughly $2.5 billion in sales annually, according to The Intercept.


Entity Stood There Staring At Me...

Anchorage, Alaska - 2015-09-05 - 9:13AM: I was awoken by the entity. I was in my bed laying on my stomach, I turned my head back at my bedroom door. When I saw it, I turned my head back facing the other way. I couldn't move after that point. My body started to feel weird, the left side of my body felt like it was being sucked into something, my vision was weird. The best way that I can describe it, a TV that has the gray, white, and black static. I can only describe it by drawing it out. What I saw looked like a grey. Very skinny, a little bit taller then my bedroom door knob. It had long skinny arms but it's hands were normal sized. It's eyes were big and black, it didn't seem like it had a mouth or nose. I was calling out for help, and it felt like I couldn't really talk or scream out. At some point I was able to move around. It was just standing there in the middle of my bedroom door at staring at me. - MUFON CMS



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