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Monday, July 25, 2016

Daily 2 Cents: Faceless Man on I-80 -- Minerva Monster Day -- Floating Head Looking at Me

Faceless Man on I-80

Nate in Indianapolis, Indiana called in to tell of something strange he saw while driving truck on night:

“I'm a truck driver and I was heading east on I-80 up through to Illinois. I had stayed the night, well, the afternoon in Des Moines to get some sleep and I got a fresh eight hours of sleep and I had just got on the road. It was about dusk and the sun was just about to set and I was driving and I seen a figure just ahead of me on I-80 and it was right on the side of the road. When I say right on the side of the road, I don't mean in the grass. Its toes were right on the white line. I slowed down a little bit to kind of see what was going on there and maybe avoid it. When I got about fifty yards from it. I got down to about 50 miles per hour and I could see it clear. I had my brights on and everything. It was a man. Well, it looked like a man about maybe 5'9 or 5'10. Couldn't have been more than a hundred pounds soaking wet. And when I got up to him he looked at me and George I kid you not, he had no eyes, no mouth, no nostrils. There was no orifice on his face. He was pale white. No hair. No features whatsoever. There was a... It looked like a skeleton with bleached white skin. He was just kind of standing there looking right at me. I slowed down and as soon as I seen his face, he looked up at me, boy, I flipped the hammer down from Illinois all the way to Chicago. I never looked back. My blood ran cold. My hair stood up. I was one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen in my life.”

Source: Coast To Coast AM - July 15, 2016

Transcribed by Jamie Brian


Minerva Monster Day

Friday, September 23rd
6:00 pm: Film Festival

Saturday, September 24th
11:30 am: Introductory Talk – Brandon Dalo and Seth Breedlove introduce Minerva Monster

Noon: Minerva Monster

1:30 pm: Mystery at Loch Ness

2:00 pm: I’ve Seen Bigfoot (followed by Q&A with the filmmakers)

3:30 pm: Dave Knop Talks DIY filmmaking

5:30 pm: Loren Coleman Presentation

7:00 pm: Beast of Whitehall

7:45 pm: Small Town Monsters presents a sneak preview of Boggy Creek Monster (includes footage from the movie, and members of the crew answering questions about the making of the movie)

8:45 pm: Monster Movie After Dark (movie TBA)

Go to Minerva Monster Day
for location and other information


The Christian Pastor Who Uses Magic Mushrooms to Connect With God

It’s always interesting to encounter alternative narratives from insiders within an organization. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a very peculiar individual. He is a church pastor who wishes to remain anonymous, so we will call him Pastor Shawn.

I met Pastor Shawn by sheer coincidence when his phone began to ring as he stood in line behind me at a local convenience store. To the delight of my own musically-fanatical self, his ringtone sang the notes of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” one of my personal favorite Dizzy songs. Naturally, I felt compelled to stir up a small conversation.

Our conversation led us outside the convenient store, where we stood for about a half hour engaged in a discussion about music, his work as a pastor, corruption in the church, and─astonishingly─psychedelic drugs.

Pastor Shawn shared with me a well-kept secret of his: he is a regular user of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and applies the conscious and spiritual lessons he gains from his experiences to the teachings he shares with his church. I was so intrigued by some of the information he was willing to share that I felt compelled to interview him further. After an hour-long conversation in an online chat, I was not disappointed. Read more at The Christian Pastor Who Uses Magic Mushrooms to Connect With God


Floating Head Looking at Me

Milwaukee, WI - 2016-07-23 - 8:30AM: I was in my kitchen in the refrigerator and when. I came out to close the door there was a full body apparition standing behind the door. I became scared and worried that the entity would grab me or try to communicate as there have been multiple accounts from different people to my home including myself that there has been contact of voices, sightings even scratches and just plain presence of otherworldly kinds present here on multiple occasions. I came out of my kitchen and laid on my couch. I felt someone staring or something and for some reason I looked up and saw a gold/copper colored floating head looking at me. This same head has been spotted multiple times by myself as this is now the second at least. I felt startled and scared but could not look away. I felt a feeling of being spied on or being notified that someone or something would return as if I was being contacted but not responding which is common here with these apparitions appearing. There have been multiple cases of death and bad luck within my family and friends circle since the last time that I attempted to ignore my sightings and it seems to be getting worse as these sightings are becoming more frequent and are branching out to more disconnected visitors to my home. People who have never known of each others or my own experiences are reporting to me about a sightings or a presence being here. These entities only disappeared upon my blinking and they vanished. I feel drained of my energy after each sighting as well as now since then two even more. I felt hot temperature wise before both sightings today and very dehydrated which is common before these and has not changed today as 28th at was why I went into fridge in the first place. - MUFON CMS



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