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Monday, September 14, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: West Virginia Werewolf -- Strange Occurrences...Possible Abduction -- World's 1st Head Transplant Set For 2017

West Virginia Werewolf

Date Unknown - West Virginia, USA

A caller named Ben called in to tell of his grandfather's run in with a possible werewolf. Sadly, he never dates the story but he does claim that it occurred in West Virginia.

“I have a story. It's a story that my grandfather used to tell us when we were kids. He was in the Korean War and World War 2, so he's seen it all. Well, he grew up in West Virginia and he always told us this story when we were kids and I always believed it. Him and his brother were involved in illegal activities. They were moonshiners. Well, they were crossing the New River one time and a big black creature was up on two legs and my grandpa always said this, that when he saw it, it stooped down and it ran, like feral, like on all four and it chased them to their truck and it ripped the door open and grabbed him by the arm and tore his arm outta socket. His brother pulled a 357. out and shot the creature off of the truck and they drove off. His story has never changed. He just passed away about a year ago and the striking thing is, I took him to go see that new movie The Wolfman and we were in the theatre and when he transformed and he sees the creature up on two legs and then it gets down on all fours and he chases people, he nudged me and said, 'Hey, Ben, that's exactly what I saw!'

Source: Coast To Coast AM - September 1, 2014

Transcribed by Jamie Brian


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Strange Occurrences...Possible Abduction

Shickshinny, PA - 7/4/2013: Hello id like to share some of my strange experiences that occurred in my small hometown in northeastern Pennsylvania. Maybe you can shed some light on whats been going on. Ever since I was a young child, 5-6, i've been interested in the otherworldly. My sister would tell me I would shut my parents and siblings out. She said i'd never talk much to anyone, only to the point where I had to. She said I always thought that my parents were not related to me. She exclaimed that I drew constantly, drawing the night sky. She said it got to a point where I drew what looked like to be tall grey aliens, some shorter, some different colors.

Much of my childhood I cant remember myself but when moving into a different house I found the note pad that contained some of my drawings depicting exactly what my sister was talking about...aliens, aircraft and portraits of the stars. I also had strange dreams, dreams without a visual texture, but with the feeling of fear...and what I can only describe as a intense gravitational pull, much like those spinning rides at amusement parks that spin and keep you against the wall with centrifugal force but much more powerful.

Fast forward years later as a teenager. I don't take as much interest in the otherworldly as I did as a child, i'm more focused on girls, school and other social gatherings. But the strange dreams still occurred. This time with more visual stimuli. Dreams of myself standing in my front lawn...sky is dark with an orange tint. Triangular crafts, many as far as the eye can see. Then I look back to the lawn where a jet black being, tall...7 to 8 feet with mirror like eyes. I didn't feel any fear as it began to lift its arm and palm extended towards my face in the same way a construction worker motioning cars to stop. after that I woke up confused because of the realism I just experienced in the dream. This dream recurred. Never getting any further than the being raising his hand. I had many other dreams with different themes but all relating back to them. Whatever they are. A wild imagination? I didn't know.

Then in 2013 when I was 16 I saw something very strange. It was around 11 pm or 12 am..in July around Independence day. I was riding my bike to my high school, a mile away from my house, out of boredom and not wanting to be around my intoxicated family members. A quarter mile away from my house at a four way intersection is where I saw it. It seemed to come out of no where and it was right above me at a height of about 200 feet. It was a silent glowing reddish orange ball. Around the size of what I explain as if you picked the sun out of the sky as we see from our point of view on earth and "copy and pasted" it right above my head. It was bright but not to a point were it hurt the eyes. It seemed to just hover there for a long time while I blankly stared it for some time. I'm not sure how long I stood there staring but I felt calm, almost hypnotized by whatever it was. Before I knew it, it began to slowly turn and make its way down the road. I just stared at it when it finally hit me that I just saw this. I put my foot on the pedals of my bike trying to follow it. It started to pick up speed and elevation and just zoomed away at staggering speeds. Almost like it blinked out of existence.

I went back home and told no one of what I saw. A year later, I begin to notice more lights around the skies of my house. Some exactly like the glowing orb but at further distances. Some that strobe an array of colors. Now I am aware of what jets, commercial airplanes, drones and other known air vehicles exterior night lights look like and none of these orbs were like it. None of these orbs looked like that. They performed maneuvers that aren't at all typical of any known craft, their speed and quick turns were amazing.

Since then I haven't seen much in the skies but strange things still do happen. Such as a night while I was at my house alone in January of last year. I was in my living room trying to watch TV when I began to get an uneasy feeling. I felt a vibration reverberating throughout the house originating from something outside of the house to the left of my position. It was a quick pulsation of low tone vibrations that I could hear from outside but also feel in my body and in my head. It struck a raw feeling of fear into me...making me stay there on the couch. I wanted to go outside to see what it was but the fear kept me back. It lasted about a minute or less but felt like an hour. I don't know how to explain these things, i'm an open book, so I will appreciate any input you have. Thank you. - MUFON CMS


Neighbors unhappy with anti-alien spotlights at man's foil-wrapped house

HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – A Mercer County neighborhood is fed up with an elderly man on their street, so much so that they’ve taken him to court for excessive use of spotlights.

Wearing a baseball hat, 78-year-old Arthur Brown came out of his foil-wrapped house on Virginia Road in Hermitage Thursday, not to talk, but shining a spotlight, and snapping a few pictures.

Nancy Raich lives across the street.

“Over the years he’s become a real problem. He has a lot of issues fearing aliens,” Raich said.

Raich said this behavior has been going on for more than 20 years, and she’s had enough. She’s 72 and wants to downsize, selling her home to buy a condo, but no one wants to buy it.

“Who wants to buy my house? A nice decent house, garages, acreage in Hermitage, a nice place to live, when this yahoo across the street decides he wants to shine lights on me?” Raich said.

And she’s not alone.

“He used to have an alarm that would go off on and off on and off and that was annoying,” neighbor Donna Misinay said. “So had to finally get rid of that, now his new thing is, come out here and chase you with a spotlight.”

It’s gotten so bad, they’ve taken it to court. And just within the past few days, the city has filed a petition for an injunction to force Brown to stop using the spotlights.

“It’s a violation of the city’s zoning ordinance to have excess lighting that adversely affects neighboring properties,” Hermitage City Manager Gary Hinkson said.

As for the folks on Virginia Road, they’re hoping the lights go out soon. - Hermitage man in trouble with city over use of spotlights


World's 1st Head Transplant Set For 2017

A man set to become the world’s first head transplant patient has scheduled the procedure for December 2017.

Valery Spiridonov, 30, was diagnosed with a genetic muscle-wasting condition called Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, and volunteered for the procedure despite the risks involved, Central European News (CEN) reported.

“When I realized that I could participate in something really big and important, I had no doubt left in my mind and started to work in this direction,” Spiridonov, a Russian computer scientist, told CEN. “The only thing I feel is the sense of pleasant impatience, like I have been preparing for something important all my life and it is starting to happen.”

Dr. Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, will perform the procedure on Spiridonov. The procedure is expected to last up to 36 hours, and it will require Spiridonov’s head be cooled as well as the donor’s body to extend the period during which the cells can survive without oxygen, CEN reported.

“According to Canavero’s calculations, if everything goes to plan, two years is the time frame needed to verify all scientific calculations and plan the procedure’s details,” Spiridonov told CEN. “It isn’t a race. No doubt, the surgery will be done once the doctor and the experts are 99 percent sure of its success.”

Spiridonov joked that first thing he plans to do after the procedure is go on a vacation.

“But on a serious note, this operation is aimed at restoring independence of severely disabled people. Once I get it back I’ll see what the life of a healthier person looks like,” he said. - First Head Transplant Patient Schedules Surgery for 2017


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