Phantoms and Monsters - Real Cryptid Encounter Reports - Fortean Researcher Lon Strickler

Monday, June 06, 2016

Daily 2 Cents: Aliens Playing on the Swing Set -- Window in the Cloud -- 'Stoned' Sheep Go On Rampage

Aliens Playing on the Swing Set

Lac du Flambeau, WI - 8/1994: Seven of us were joy riding in my dads car, I was driving. It was about 10 p.m. on a summer night. We came up to a stop sign and noticed that there were (what we thought were kids) playing on the swing sets at the grade school. Which was about a half a block away. I pulled up at the school and whoever it was, was gone.

I pulled up into the horseshoe drive all the way and that's when we seen it. Hovering above the tree line. I could see the outline and the color was white. There was two white lights at each end of the wing tips. Everybody started to scream and holler Go! Go! Go! and then the third light lit up...kind of. It opened almost like an eye pupil. Like dilating. The light was an orange color. I floored the gas pedal and we spun out of there quick. I didn't hear it make any noise because we had a little boom box in the car. We were listening to Metallica and the song Green Hell was playing. Plus everybody screaming and crying.

We went to my friend's house and she told her dad about it. He grabbed a flashlight and we went back. He went into the woods and found nothing. He went home and we all went to a local pizza place, told other friends about it and drew pictures of what we seen. We all saw the same thing.

It was getting late and the pizza place was closing. So I went to go start the car and it was making a horrible noise. Like if you were to keep turning the ignition when the car was already running. Everybody took off running like it was gonna explode! My friend's brother opened the hood and unhooked the battery. Had to leave the car there and walk home. I have never been so terrified walking home alone. When I got home my dad wasn't home but my mom was. I told her about it and she didn't say anything. I heard my dad come in later on that night and he was angry. Telling me I better go get his car. My mom told him that we seen something and he didn't believe any of it. I couldn't sleep all that night.

In the next few days I heard that there was other sightings. Not in the same place but within a few mile radius.

I guess that I should add that the school was on a lakefront, and that one of the other sightings was above a lake. - MUFON CMS


Window in the Cloud

Grant in Minneapolis called in to tell of a weird thing he saw as a child:

“I think I was about 10 or 11 years old, growing up on a farm back in Iowa. And I look up into the sky. It was a summer day. Kinda cloudy and there's a great big cloud bank and all of a sudden like a window appears in the cloud. And then across, moving right to left, were what looked like either Chinese or Japanese characters, I don't know if that's what these were – they looked like they were moving, it was just like they were scrolling across the sky for awhile. It was just cloud shaped characters and it was the strangest thing I've ever seen in my life.”

Source: Darkness Radio - May 24, 2016

Transcribed by Jamie Brian


'Stoned' Sheep Go On Rampage

Sheep are feared to have gone on a "psychotic rampage" after eating cannabis plants dumped in a Welsh village.

The remains of an illegal cannabis factory was fly-tipped and worried locals fear the sheep have been munching the plants.

County councillor Ioan Richard raised the alarm, saying the sheep have been "roaming the village" causing havoc by breaking into homes.

Mr Richard said: "There is already a flock of sheep roaming the village causing a nuisance.

"They are getting in people's gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom."

He warned of the dangers of the rest of the flock discovering the remains of the cannabis plantation dumped at Rhydypandy, in the Swansea valley in South Wales. Read more at 'Stoned' sheep go on 'psychotic rampage' after eating cannabis plants dumped in Welsh village


Growing Human Organs Inside Pigs

It is hoped that the technique will help to solve the worldwide shortage of human organs for transplant.

With waiting lists for some organs stretching back years, a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis are working to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras which could one day be used to custom-grow replacement organs using the recipient's own DNA.

The process begins by using a technique known as CRISPR gene editing to remove the DNA from a pig embryo that would enable the foetus to grow a specific organ such as a pancreas.

This genetic 'niche' is then filled with human induced pluripotent (iPS) stem cells which, if all goes to plan, will eventually grow in to an actual human organ within the body of the fully-grown animal.

"Our hope is that this pig embryo will develop normally but the pancreas will be made almost exclusively out of human cells and could be compatible with a patient for transplantation," said reproductive biologist and study leader Pablo Ross.

The patient receiving the organ wouldn't even need to use immunosuppressants.

"The organ would be an exact genetic copy of your liver but a much younger and healthier version and you would not need to take immunosuppressive drugs," said Professor Walter Low.

The research however has not been without a degree of controversy with some researchers warning that making a pig 'more human' could represent significant ethical concerns.

There are even claims that some of the human cells could migrate to the animal's brain.

"We think there is very low potential for a human brain to grow, but this is something we will be investigating," said Ross. Read more at US bid to grow human organs for transplant inside pigs



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