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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Daily 2 Cents: Taxi Drivers Encountering Tsunami 'Ghost Passengers' -- Indian Air Force Shoots Down UFO -- Conception During Abduction?

Taxi Drivers Encountering Tsunami 'Ghost Passengers'

In a chilling turn of events, some taxi drivers in Japan are claiming to have picked up ‘ghost passengers’ in the aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the nation in March 2011. As many as seven of the 100 drivers interviewed by Yuka Kudo, a student of sociology at Tohoku, admitted to having encountered phantom fares.

Kudo conducted the interviews as a part of her graduation thesis, traveling to the coastal town of Ishinomaki every week for a year to speak to taxi drivers waiting for fares. She asked over 100 drivers the same question: “Did you have any unusual experiences after the disaster?” Many of them ignored her, some even got angry, but seven drivers agreed to describe their strange encounters.

One driver recounted a particularly unsettling story – in the summer of 2011, a woman dressed in a coat climbed into his taxi near Ishinomaki station. She said, “Please go to the Mianmihama Station.” When he pointed out that there was nothing left standing in the district, she asked him in a shivering voice, “Have I died?” The driver immediately turned around, only to find the back seat empty.

Another driver recalled how a young man who looked to be in his 20s got into his taxi. When the driver looked in the rear-view mirror for directions, the man kept pointing towards the front. The driver then asked for a destination, to which he replied, “Hiyoriyama” (mountain). When the taxi reached the area, the man had disappeared from the taxi.

It’s easy to dismiss these stories as hallucinations or imaginations, but the drivers’ logs are proof that they really might have occurred. When these ‘ghosts’ got into their cabs, the drivers started the meter, which is recorded. So even though these passengers disappeared during the ride, they were still counted as clients. The drivers then had to pay their fares out of their own pockets. Some of the drivers even wrote down their experiences in their logs.

All these phantom travelers were described to be young, which compels Kudo to believe that they were indeed victims of the 2011 tsunami. “Young people feel strongly chagrined (at their deaths) when they cannot meet people they love,” she said. “As they want to convey their bitterness, they may have chosen taxis, which are like private rooms, as a medium to do so.”

Interestingly, none of the drivers reported feeling any fear, instead holding their special passengers in reverence. Having lost loved ones in the disaster themselves, they perceived the encounters as a spiritual experience, meant to be remembered and cherished forever. “It is not strange to see a ghost here,” a driver said. If I encounter a ghost again, I will accept it as my passenger.”

Kudo herself was moved by the interviews. “I learned that the death of each victim carries importance,” she said. “I want to convey that to other people.”

According to official records, over 15,000 people died during the magnitude-9 earthquake that lasted for six minutes and triggered a 133-ft high tsunami that swept six miles inland. Numerous sightings of ‘ghosts’ and ‘spectral figures’ have been reported in residential districts in the affected areas in the aftermath of the disaster. - Taxi drivers report 'ghost passengers' in area devastated in 2011 tsunami


Indian Air Force Shoots Down UFO

An Indian Air Force Su-30 MKI fighter jet has intercepted an unidentified flying object in Barmer, Rajistan, yesterday after the balloon-shaped object was seen on radar, triggering an alert.

An IAF spokesman said: "Between 10.30 and 11 am an unidentified balloon-shaped object was picked up by the Indian Air Force (IAF) radar.

"An IAF fighter was launched, which intercepted the object and brought it down.

"Materials have been retrieved and further investigation is ongoing.”

There have been local speculations on whether the object was a meteorological weather balloon from India or Pakistan.

But the IAF has not confirmed what the object is.

Barmer is less than 300 miles from Jaipur, where villagers reported this month mysterious metal balls falling from the sky.

According to police who scoured the area for debris, they found five triangle-shaped pieces of metal object, which were passed to the IAF.

There are reports that villagers heard a deafening blast over a three-mile radius during the incident.

Eyewitness Manoj Singh said: "The blast sound was heard five times and something fell down after an aircraft flew by."

Police said similar blasts were heard at nearby Sinleejageer village, last year, also in January, and the IAF was still investigating that incident.

One other theory is the object was spy equipment as it was on the border with Pakistan. New Roswell found: Airforce SHOOT DOWN UFO after radar alert


Conception During Abduction?

On October 12, 1987, at my fiance's house in Somerville, IN, at approximately 11:45 p.m., my fiance Darren and I were in bed, in the middle of intercourse, when we both apparently blacked out at the exact same time. The following morning, we were awakened by my mother, who was knocking on the screen door. It was raining outside, and the main entry door was unlocked and wide open. The lights inside the house were all on. We had locked the doors and shut off all of the lights before going to bed the night before. My mother said she heard metal clanging sounds when she came to the door. We had new stove pipe lying on the living room floor, as we were preparing to install a new furnace. She also heard what sounded to her like an old man coughing in a deep tone. When we finally came to, we were both naked and lying in two different directions on the bed. Both of us had tremendous headaches and a feeling that something strange had happened to us, but did not talk about it. For the next two days, when we each tried to think about what had happened, our minds couldnt focus on the event. After some time had passed, we both realized that we could both remember right up to the exact moment that we both blacked out it had happened right in the middle of sex, and we had blacked out at the EXACT same time. Two months later, I found out I was pregnant, and would have conceived at around this same date. Also, I was on birth control pills at the time. A few months later, in Feb. 1988, we were asleep when I was awakened at 2:48 am, by a small, gray, wrinkled-looking being. He had large eyes, no nose, and just a slit where his mouth should've been. He was standing about four feet from the bed, just staring at me. He had a solid, dark-colored outfit on - it looked like a one-piece jumpsuit. I tried to wake Darren, but was unable to move. I tried to scream for him, but was only able to make a whimpering sound. At that time, Darren rolled over towards me, and the being just faded out of existence. I told Darren what I had seen, and we finally got back to sleep. At exactly 4:48am 2 hours later, I was again awakened by the same small, gray being. I laid there looking at him for probably 3-4 minutes - MUFON CMS


CIA Releases Several Old Declassified UFO Documents

In move that is sure to make things easier for Mulder and Scully, the CIA has declassified hundreds of documents detailing the agency's investigations into UFOs.

According to the agency's website it has released documents primarily from the late1940s and 50s, which it hold in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) UFO collection.

"We've decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting," the agency states.

The CIA used Twitter to encourage the public to "take a peek" at the declassifed documents.

Documents released include: Flying Saucers Reported Over East Germany, Flying Saucers Reported over Belgian Congo Uranium Mines, and Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects.



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