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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Well-Dressed Spirit

I recently received the following account:

Dear Mr Strickler. I have been following your website for many years and I commend your commitment to share your knowledge and expertise in all that is paranormal and unusual. But I do wish to remain anonymous as I wish to protect my children. I have had many strange encounters of the paranormal sort over the years of which they are things I will disclose another time. But I have had an encounter with what I believe is a spirit or something, that not only I have seen but my son has seen over the years and recently now my daughter. I wouldn't normally ask for assistance but this being has for the first time made physical contact with my 14 year old daughter. I shall start at the beginning.

My husband and I and my son moved out of our old cottage because we basically outgrew it (it was also haunted by an angry old man who didn't like us interfering with his house, but we didn't mind, he just threw, a wobbly every now and again when we decorated). We moved into an old 3 bedroom 1958 council house in Nov' 1999. From the first moment I walked into the house I loved it, the energy was amazing, there was a lot of love in this house. After investigation we discovered that the house was owned by a lovely couple who used to foster children. As the couple got older and retired the wife eventually died of cancer (in hospital) I believe and the old fella wanted to sell and move into a retirement home (Sadly he had a heart attack and died about a month after settling into his new home).

I would often hear movement downstairs late at night when everyone was in bed, and the food cupboard in the kitchen would open (it makes a distinctive squeak when opened, I would often call out and ask who's scrumping in the cupboard for snacks, but when I looked there's no one there). After about a year or so I was walking across the hallway upstairs going into the spare room, when out of the corner of my eye I saw something by the wall in my bedroom, so I took a step back and there was a man about my height 5' 8". He was wearing a black dinner suit, his hair was dark, short back and sides with the top of his head slicked back with a wax or pomade. He reminded me of a type of James Bond. He wasn't menacing, and I didn't have a bad feeling, I was just startled he was just standing there with his back to the wall staring at me like it was perfectly normal to be there in my bedroom. I thought he was smoking a cigarette too as he had something in his right hand. I blinked and probably swore and he was gone. This has happened before with other spirits so I guessed if he wanted something he'd be back.

A couple of years went by and I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, so we made the spare room our nursery, and moved our son from the back bedroom into our bedroom and we moved into his room. It wasn't long before my son who at this time was nearly 7 said he woke up and saw a man standing in his room. So I asked him what he looked like and he described the man as wearing a black coat and trousers and that he just stood and looked at him. My son said he wasn't scared and went off to sleep. About 2 years later he said he saw the man again, dressed the same but this time at the end of his bed and it looked like he was trying to say something to him but when my son turned away he vanished.

Several years later now and my son is in his teens, he said he saw him again and this time he was sat on the end of the bed, and again it looked like he was trying to say something to him then he vanished. Each time my son said he wasn't frightened at all, he was just surprised he was there. I just kept telling him it was his guardian angel or probably a deceased family member looking after him (I discussed this with my mother who said she knew of no one that fit the description in the family).

Now my son is 20 and he has left home. We have NEVER discussed this with my daughter. My 14 year old daughter has now moved into my son's room and even though it's only been a couple of months now she has already seen this man 3 times in her room and she's scared. She keeps hiding a knife under her pillow to protect her. And I have to confiscate it. With her active imagination she believes it to be this 'Slender Man' character. I have explained that this 'Slender Man' is a made up internet phenomena and not real, and that this man she sees, has been in this house since we moved in, way way before this internet creation. I also told her not to be frightened and that she is to ask him to leave if she sees him again.

Well last night she was so frightened she actually text me at 2.40am from her mobile under her covers to tell me he was in her room she had told him to leave but he had touched her foot. She said it felt icy cold and she hid under her duvet and eventually fell asleep (I didn't see the message until the morning as my phone is on silent at night). So tonight she is tucked up in bed with an assortment of quartz crystals dotted around her room which I convinced her would keep him away. I hope for her sake it works even if it's a placebo effect. I just wondered if you could shed any light on this situation?

P.S. we have a cat and a dog, the dog stays downstairs and is never bothered by anything strange and the cat sleeps in all the bedrooms, and spend nearly all of her time upstairs away from the dog, she has always favoured the kids room, so I guess the cat wouldn't stay in the room if there was a bad entity in it would it? With regards VN

NOTE: this is most likely an Earthbound energy, strong enough to manifest and able to touch. I'd be interested to know if any items have been moved. I believe this may be the spirit of the old man that the writer mentioned...showing himself as a younger man. He may be seeking his wife or someone else. I don't sense any malevolent resolve. He may wander about the house occasionally, but usually remains in the one room. If the Earthbound energy is intent on staying, then other non-invasive means of spirit rescue can be employed. I'll leave that option to the writer. Lon

Toward the Light: Rescuing Spirits, Trapped Souls, and Earthbound Ghosts - Amy Major's book is one of the best I've read on the subject of spirit rescue. Lon

Light the Way: A Guide to Becoming a Rescue Medium - Pre-order Amy Major's next book

Death Walkers: Shamanic Psychopomps, Earthbound Ghosts, and Helping Spirits in the Afterlife Realm

When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Kenneth Arnold Files: Part I - Venusian Encounters

The Kenneth Arnold Files: Part I - Venusian Encounters

By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray”

Note: Dr. Keller will be presenting a lecture, “Flying Saucers: From Venus They Come!” at the Hamilton Township Public Library at 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way in Hamilton, New Jersey, on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The program consists of a 45-minute power point presentation followed by a question and answer session. The meeting is free and open to the public. Dr. Keller will also autograph his award-winning 'Venus Rising' books.


On 28 March 1950, at the dawn of the atomic and space ages, retired lumberjack Samuel Eaton Thompson of Centralia, Washington, then age 70, came to the rapid realization that we are not alone in the universe and that we can learn much more about extraterrestrials and their way of life simply by remaining calm and exercising our powers of observation. The following is an account of one of the first encounters of an Earthling with beings from the planet Venus in the modern era.

Pre-20th Century Venusian Encounters

The great Persian Sufi mystic, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273), once declared to his more intimate group of disciples that there were always about 4,000 angels on the Earth at any time. The ministry of angels, according to this learned Islamic theologian, was to help prepare humankind for its ascension into the higher celestial realms, where we, too, might become angels and dwell in the light of eternal splendor. This is our destiny.

In the ensuing centuries since Rumi’s preaching, many have pointed to the esteemed presence of angelic beings among us. The most noted Italian poet, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), hailing from the cosmopolitan city of Florence, in his famous work, the Divine Comedy (1320), wrote that the planet Venus was the third sphere of Paradise and that he was accompanied there by his beloved Beatrice Portinari, a young woman that he had been infatuated with since his youth, but who, up to the time he traveled with her to Venus, had only admired from a distance. The two were met at the gates of Paradise by a contingent of angels and other ascended beings that were only too kind to conduct them on a guided tour of the wonders that the enchanted planet Venus had to offer.

Other spiritual insights and revelations pertaining to the realms of angels were advanced by the Swedish mystic, philosopher, scientist and theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg. Obsessed with the concept of an afterlife, he wrote extensively on the subjects of both Heaven and Hell. Swedenborg believed that Heaven and Hell were real, tangible places, but that they were located on other planets in the solar system. Swedenborg claimed that he had actually spoken with beings inhabiting the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Saturn and Venus that had come to visit him here on Earth during various special occasions. He published a book about these close encounters in 1758, Life on Other Planets, two centuries before the modern age of the flying saucer contactees. The Swedish scientist believed that the most advanced beings came from Venus. Many of these come to the Earth in the capacity of teachers to illumine our path to a better way of living with each other and preparing our society for its ultimate ascension to a higher kingdom in the celestial realms of light. Swedenborg claimed that after he had become more familiar with some of these exalted beings, they actually flew him across the gulf of outer space to visit the planet Venus, an abode of angels.

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, noted Theosophist, Helena P. Blavatsky (1831-1891), picked up with the heavenly Venus theme where Swedenborg left off. In one of her first metaphysical writings, an essay entitled History of a Planet (1887), Blavatsky wrote of the cloud-shrouded sphere that, “Venus is the most occult, powerful and mysterious of all the planets, the one whose influence upon and relation to the Earth is most prominent.” From Blavatsky and later leaders in the Theosophical Society, we have come to learn that our sector of the Milky Way galaxy is governed by a council of ascended masters on Venus known as the Lords of the Flame. This august, angelic assembly also includes women. Of course, how could it not? --- at least so far as Venus is the celestial orb that best epitomizes the concept of the divine feminine in so many aspects. Blavatsky gained her specific information about Venus following encounters with ascended masters in the Himalayas.

Flying Saucers: From Venus They Came

The legendary age of flying saucers began on 24 June 1947, when private pilot and fire extinguisher salesman and technician Kenneth Arnold (1915-1984) caught sight of nine disc-shaped objects passing over the tops of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State while flying his Call Air A-2 airplane in the vicinity of Mt. Rainier. Arnold described the movement of these objects as something akin to “saucers skipping across water.” On the following day, newspapers from around the globe carried banner headlines about the arrival of “flying saucers” in our skies, and the name has stuck ever since.

Besides being credited with starting the “flying saucer craze,” Idaho civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold was also one of the first UFO researchers. Dr. Keller gives us a sneak-peak into some of his investigations concerning landed spacecraft and encounters with Venusians

Naturally, with his background in aviation and the notoriety that followed his sighting, Arnold was considered the preeminent authority on the subject of flying saucers in our skies well into the early 1960s, when the public turned to prestigious civilian UFO investigative groups like retired Marine Corps Major Donald E. Keyhoe’s National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena in Washington, D.C., or Coral and Jim Lorenzen’s Aerial Phenomena Research Organization in Tucson, Arizona. Both of these organizations were staffed by highly-acclaimed scientists that served as investigators and consultants in their various specialty areas. The public turned to these groups and others because the United States Air Force was perceived as concealing the truth about flying saucers hailing from other planets.

Arnold took it upon himself to discover the truth that was out there. In the late 1940s through the early 1960s, occasionally accompanied by his wife Doris, he flew throughout the Northwest and investigated hundreds of flying saucer reports. He did this on his own dime and at great personal expense. Arnold also went to great lengths in making sure that he tape recorded all of his investigative interviews with the paranormal experiencers. But the strangest report of all that both Arnold and Doris had the opportunity of investigating came from the Centralia, Washington, retired lumberjack Samuel Eaton Thompson, whose relating of an encounter with some Venusians convinced Arnold that not only did the flying saucers come from our sister planet Venus, but that the Venusians were literally angels operating clandestinely here on Earth.

According to Venus expert Dr. Raymond Keller, many Venusians and other extraterrestrials are attracted to our beautiful beaches. The Venusians, who lack our inhibitions or religious injunctions about nudism, feel no qualms about being in the buff and enjoying nature to its fullest.

Clothing Optional

Thompson’s story begins following a visit with family and friends in Markham, located in the western part of the state of Washington. Driving through a forested area along a Pacific coast road, the retired lumberjack noticed a big, luminous, globe-shaped object that appeared to be descending onto the beach, beyond the tree line. Seeing a logging trail that apparently led to the shore, the curious Thompson turned his 1947 black Ford pickup truck onto the dirt road in order to determine just how close he could get to the ocean front. The road narrowed into a small forest clearing, where Thompson conveniently backed up and parked his truck. Hearing a humming noise, like a “swarm of bumblebees,” the experienced woodsman pushed his way through the brush and trees toward the beach. In just a few minutes, Thompson had made his way to a rocky shore, whence he ran into “something unheard of.” At least that is how he described the initial phase of his encounter to the investigating Arnolds.

Unlike our conventional aircraft that have to come to a landing, this object simply floated a few feet above the ground. But even more surprising was the throng of naked people playing on and beside the steps that led from a door in the bottom of the craft. Of the occupants emerging from the sphere, Thompson took note that they “had the appearance and size of an average teenager, but possessing very fine features.” The retired lumberjack also declared that, in his estimation, “They were just beautiful. They had dark tans and lovely, blonde hair that came all the way down to their waists.” This uniform appearance of height, skin tone and texture, as well as blonde hair coloring, applied equally to both sexes.

At first, with Thompson merely observing from behind the tree line, he was apparently unseen, or if observed, paid little heed to by the occupants. Thompson, for his part, decided to cautiously approach the ship. At about a distance of fifty feet from the craft, however, he felt an intense flow of heat rushing by him. He told the Arnolds that, “The heat felt like rays from the Sun,” and assumed that the radiating effect of its emission contributed to the well-tanned skins of these beings.

As he passed about ten feet beyond the heat barrier and continued to approach the ship, the beings huddled closely together on and about the step ladder, as if they were afraid of him. Thompson, for his part, sensed the fear of the occupants and stated that, “I come in peace and mean you no harm.” Apparently, this was considered a satisfactory response by the beings, for they told him that if he removed his shoes and socks, they would let him board the craft, provided that he didn’t touch any of the navigation equipment. The beings, in turn, said that they were visitors from the planet we know as Venus, and apologized for their broken English. Except for the ship’s captain, they had only heard English and other Earth languages through our radio transmissions.

Once onboard the ship, Thompson would remain the guest of the Venusians for a period of 40 hours. During this time, he discovered that these beings “seemed the happiest and cheerful people I have ever met;” adding that, “Even the smaller ones, their children, were so gentle in their play. They exhibited no roughness or tumbling, stuff like that. They loved to frolic and splash in the water. They were not being told how to behave or think, as is the custom on our world.”

For their part, the Venusians were kind and totally benevolent. They explained to Thompson that they would never harm, let alone kill, any human being. The Venusians are here to foster goodwill among all humankind. But Earth people truly frighten them; for on several occasions, Earthly aircraft have shot down some of their patrol ships. Thompson asked the Venusian captain why she thought that was the case, to which Lady Selene replied that, “The Earth, at its highest vibration level, comes nowhere close to fostering the type of cosmic consciousness that exists on Venus. We, the Venusians, recognize this and understand that humankind is still in the process of spiritually evolving.” Interestingly, there have been a few recalcitrant Venusians along the way; but Lady Selene assured Thompson that “These had been banished to Mars for rehabilitation.”

Of the many aspects of life on Venus, Thompson discovered that the Venusians incorporate a form of astrology into their religion not unlike that practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. The Venusians, for the most part, are also vegetarians and prefer to eat fruits and vegetables in their raw state. Much like the Seventh-Day Adventists here on Earth, the outstanding dietary habits of the Venusians allow them to live long and healthy lives. Most Venusians live for hundreds of years, as time is measured on our planet, and in a few but special cases, even exceeding thousands of years.

A Tour of the Spaceship

As Thompson asked many of the Venusians technical questions, especially about the ship’s propulsion, he was saddened that very few could answer with specific details. When he inquired of this with Lady Selene, the captain explained that her spaceship was an excursion vessel and that the majority of those onboard were tourists. Lady Selene volunteered to take the retired lumberjack on a tour of the ship and to answer his questions to the best of her ability, but also taking in security concerns.

The ship’s temperature was set at an equivalent of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. For most Venusians, this is a comfortable setting. And, of course, clothing is optional. The captain asked Thompson if he would prefer to remove his clothing. But being raised in a strict, fundamentalist Christian environment, Thompson politely declined. This prompted the Washington woodsman to ask about such concepts as temptation and sin, to which the captain replied that, “The idea of committing a ‘sin’ is something that is truly foreign to most Venusians. On Venus, we do not have organized religions like you do on Earth, whose leaders constantly tell you what you must think and do. This is abhorrent to us as critically thinking, and rational, scientific beings. Our way of life is one of charity and kindness to all. Obviously, there are no laws against loving your neighbors as you would yourself, or your own family; and thereby there is no need for regulatory institutions like organized religions. In this regard, Venus is truly an angelic realm.”

“I don’t understand, Lady Selene. Do you mean to say that there are no churches on Venus?”

“Brother Thompson,” said the captain, “a church is not what you think it is- vis-à-vis a building of wood or stone. No, a church is merely an assemblage of people. Of course, we Venusians do meet quite often to study and reflect on spiritual concerns. But everyone is a leader in promoting and generating acts of kindness.”

“What about Jesus Christ? What do you Venusians think about him?”

“For us, the Venusians, it is not so much about who Jesus is as to what he taught while he lived among you. Jesus approached each individual at their point of need. He blessed them, cured them, taught them, etc. and moved on. He taught his disciples to do the same things and more, changing one life at a time in the process. If you on Earth were to continue in this manner, by the year 10,000 C.E., Jesus will have returned to Earth as an avatar once again, realizing full well that he wouldn’t meet the sorry fate he ran into with his last incarnation among the Jews and the Roman occupiers.”

The spherical craft was encompassed about by a large, metallic ring. Above the ring were the control and work rooms and below were the living quarters, baths, and recreation centers.

Lady Selene led Thompson into the main control room. “Each ship of this class has four sets of controls,” remarked the captain, further adding that, “They consist of little more than levers to make the craft ascend, descend, accelerate or decelerate. Really, these controls are so simple that practically anybody could operate them.”

A warning from Venus: Don’t lose control of your technology! See http://futurewarstories.blogspot.com/2014/04/what-will-we-fight-over-robot-apocalypse.html

Rage Against the Machines

The captain also provided some wise advice. “Long ago, we made our machines so smart and sophisticated that many Venusians were unable to operate or even understand them anymore. On Venus, we actually went to war with the machines that tried to take over our planet. After a hard-won victory over these ‘smart machines,’ we returned to a simpler technology that left us in control.”

Next, the captain showed Thompson some of living quarters, square rooms onboard the ship, like in an ocean liner, but illuminated without visible light bulbs or fixtures. The walls just seemed to glow with a type of radiant sunlight.
Other rooms shown Thompson included some for bathing and taking showers. Thompson described it thusly: “You just walk into this room and it rains in there, just the same as it rains outdoors. They draw in the moisture from the air; and that is where you’ll get your bath.”

The adroit woodsman was also escorted into a bedroom. There were beds that folded out from the wall. “Now don’t get any ideas,” said Captain Selene. “I just thought you might like to check out a bedroom, since you’ll be spending the night here.” Thompson and the captain chuckled.

Kenneth Arnold, at this point in the interview, asked Thompson about the restroom facilities. Thompson, being the Puritan that he was, said that he never asked about restrooms or used one during the whole time he was on the ship. “So what did you do when you had to go?” asked Arnold.

“When I had to relieve myself, I just went outside, even after dark. Frankly, I have no idea how the Venusians deal with this function because the subject never came up during a conversation. But if it had,” Thompson felt that, “the Venusians, who never get embarrassed about anything, would have discussed the subject forthrightly.”

Thompson expressed a desire of wanting to go home and fetch a camera, whence he could return and take photographs of the ship and the Venusians, as well as bring some other witnesses back with him. To this the captain emphatically replied, “I’ll let you bring a camera back; but it won’t do you any good. Also, experience teaches us that not all humans are as nice as you. So bringing anyone else here is out of the question. They might try to destroy us, or even vector some strange disease. We took a chance on you, since our medical monitors showed you were clean after passing through our heat barrier. But I’m responsible for the safety of all these students, so I can’t allow them further exposure to other Earth beings.”

Thompson did come back in time, right before the ship took off, with his camera. Unfortunately, and true to Lady Selene’s words, the pictures he took were no good, just showing huge blobs of light in place of both the Venusians and their ship.

“I’m really impressed, Lady Selene. Do you suppose we of Earth will be able to produce anything like all of this anytime soon?”

“God forbid, Samuel. I don’t think the Venusians are ready for Earthlings to move in next door just yet.”


Note: In the next installment, Part II, the “Cosmic Ray” looks at Kenneth and Doris Arnold’s investigation of another Venusian tourist excursion, scout craft landings and Venusian horseback riders in California’s Sierras, to include their startling conclusions about the nature of the Venusian presence. In addition, Dr. Keller reveals a case of Venusian fishermen up in Canada; more Venusian skinny-dippers in the Midwest of the United States and also in Wales; and George Adamski’s thoughts on Venusian tourism here on Earth.

Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet

Final Countdown: Rockets to Venus

Cosmic Ray's Excellent Venus Adventure

The Coming of the Saucers

Daily 2 Cents: Unexplained 'Gnome' / Humanoid Sightings Continue -- Alien Bacteria Found on ISS? -- Mysterious 'Sheep Liver' Mutilations

Unexplained 'Gnome' / Humanoid Sightings Continue

Do you remember the 'Gnome' sighting in 2008 in the town of General Guemes, in the province of Salta, Argentina? Argentina and most of South America are inundated with stories of the strange humanoid beings. The image above was captured during one of the encounters:

"We were chatting about our last fishing trip. It was one in the morning. I began to film a bit with my mobile phone while the others were chatting and joking. Suddenly we heard something — a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones.We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with, we thought it was a dog, but when we saw this gnome-like figure began to emerge we were really afraid. This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out, just like everyone in the neighborhood is now. One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital. Jose Alvarez"

These beings are known as Duende, a fairy or goblin-like creature from Iberian, South American & Filipino folklore. Some believer say it is only a mischievous spirit that may inhabit a home...but many witnesses refer to the Duende as an evil entity intent on causing harm and misfortune.

Apparently the sightings continue to this day. Below are a few link to previous encounters:

Scary Encounters With the Evil Gnomes of Central and South America

The Parque Forestal Humanoid Photograph - Santiago, Chile

Chile: Two Years of High Strangeness


Mysterious 'Sheep Liver' Mutilations

Sheep killing by mysterious animal continued unabated in the Niali block in the district today with death of five more sheep and injury of one.

Fresh killings were reported from at least two panchayats in the block in the wee hours on Monday with two sheep found dead at Sudhakar Swain’s house in Bilashuni Tarabana village, three at Sindhu Das’s house in Pokharigaon village and one at Rabi Das’s cattle shed in Ranipada village.

The modus operandi of the mystery animal remained the same in all the killings with livers of the sheep gouged out of their stomachs. Pug marks of the mystery animal were also spotted near the cattle sheds.

Notably, this is the fourth such incident of sheep killing in the area this month taking the toll to 27.

The attack took place despite Phulnakhara Forest Division’s initiative to set up cages at the Kantapadasahi in the area to catch the mystery animal. - Mystery Animal Kills 5 More Sheep In Niali


Indonesians Seriously Injured by Sorcery Rituals

Seven Indonesians were hospitalised after rinsing their hands in acid, police said Tuesday as they hunted for the self-styled sorcerer who promised the men it would make them invincible.

The bizarre ritual last week left the men, residents of the Rawa Kopi village just outside the capital Jakarta, with serious burns on their hands, authorities said.

A mystery man named Didi, who moved into the village several months ago, claimed he was a master of traditional magic -- known as Debus -- which is supposed to protect a person from physical injury.

The self-proclaimed magician offered free lessons and promised to make the unlucky men invincible.

”These men were trying to become invincible with a man who claimed to be a‘guru’,” local police chief Harry Kurniawan told AFP on Tuesday.

To test that promise, Didi suggested that the men rinse their hands in a chemical that police believe was acid.

It was not long before the men were rushed to hospital with severe burns, Kurniawan added.

The self-styled guru fled shortly after the group was hospitalised. He could face five years in prison if convicted of negligence leading to injury.

Two men have since been discharged while the other five remain under treatment.

Sorcerers and faith healers are common in Indonesia, a vast archipelago nation in Southeast Asia, where many people remain deeply superstitious despite black magic being outlawed. - Indonesians hospitalised after bizarre sorcery ritual


North Korean 'Ghost Ships'

Just days ago, a boat washed ashore in northern Japan. Aboard were eight men who said they were from North Korea. Now, another boat has been found just 45 miles north of the first, and it also held eight—except all are dead. The 23-foot wooden "ghost ship" was discovered Sunday on a beach near Oga. It had no navigational devices and had lost a rotor blade. Some aboard had been "reduced to bones," and Kyodo News reports that the coast guard suspects it originated in North Korea, which sits about 450 miles away. Sky News reports foreign ships aren't an uncommon occurrence in Japan: 44 have washed ashore this year; 66 did so in 2016.

The BBC presents a theory as to why: Some believe North Korea has been calling for more seafood to be fished in order to feed a hungry population. The increased demand may be leading its citizens to take boats that are in subpar condition far off its shores. And as a professor with Japan's Tokai University tells Sky News, the Sea of Japan "starts to get choppy when November comes. It gets dangerous when northwesterly winds start to blow." Kyodo notes the boat that carried the eight live men has vanished; police are reviewing both cases. - Aboard 'Ghost Ship' Found in Japan: Bodies Reduced to Bone


Alien Bacteria Found on ISS?

Living bacteria were found on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS), and they might have extraterrestrial origins, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said. The microorganisms will be studied further on Earth.

Shkaplerov, an ISS expedition flight engineer who will take his third trip to the ISS in December as part of the Expedition 54 crew, said that scientists found living bacteria while they were taking samples from the surface of the station. Speaking to TASS, he said that the microorganisms might have come from outer space.

“Bacteria that had not been there during the launch of the ISS module were found on the swabs,” Shkaplerov said. “So they have flew from somewhere in space and settled on the outside hull.” The cosmonaut added that the samples are currently being studied and seem to be safe. Read more at Alien life? Bacteria ‘that had not been there’ found on ISS hull, Russian cosmonaut says



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Monday, November 27, 2017

'Gliding' Humanoid Seen Near Ocala, Florida

I recently received a telephone call from a woman who described a bizarre encounter while traveling with a friend on Rt. 40 near Ocala, Florida. The witness was in the front passenger seat, as they were returning to Ocala after spending the day in Dunnellon. It was approximately 3PM on an unknown day in mid-October 2017. She observed a human-like being 'gliding' slowly above the treetops near the road...watching this strange sight for several seconds as they approached and passed the anomaly. She commented to the driver, who also saw the unknown being.

The witness described the being as gliding horizontally just above the trees. It was shaped like a human, but had no wings or device keeping it aloft. It was wrapped in a black material or membrane. The face was that of a man, but very pale w/ jet black hair on its head. She states that it was about 5 ft. in length and that she got as close as 30 ft. to the being...so she was quite close and able to obtain a good description. She also said that she was very shocked by the encounter and that the sighting has bothered her since.

Ocala is located in Marion County, and just west of the Ocala National Forest and east of Goethe State Park. Both of these forests are well-known for a large number of anomalies...including Skunk Apes, UFOs, cryptid canines, strange humanoids and unexplained spiritual activity. There have also been many weird natural occurrences as well. I have received a fair amount of reports from the Ocala National Forest region in the past, including:

Living Near Bigfoot - Marion County, Florida

Was It The 'Fairvilla Gorilla?'

Astor, Florida: Ground Zero for the Paranormal?

Here are a few others:

My oldest son and his wife were traveling from Daytona Beach on Highway 100 towards Ocala. They were driving a work van with trailer going 60 mph around 12 midnight. There were no lights on the road but their headlights illuminated a creature standing on the side of the road looking across towards the other side of the road. As they were approching it never looked into the headlights but kept staring across the road.

The description was a bi-pedal wolf-like creature that appeared to be predominately bare-skinned, though there was hair on some parts of the body. They described the face as 'evil' with visible teeth. It was very tall. My son stated that it was everybit as tall as the van he was driving. They continued on their way, praying that they would not break down.

My youngest son was driving home along the same route he did every night. This was in Polk County, Fl. It was around 1:30 am. On consecutive nights, while traveling on the same stretch of road, a wolf-like creature ran in front of his car on all fours. It was HUGE - its back was four foot from the ground and had a large, well-developed muscular chest which tapered dramatically towards abdomen & flanks. It also had a large bushy tail. C


A person who requested full anonymity recently reported the following incident to me: One evening on February of 2009 in Ocala, Florida (close to the Ocala National Forest) two men were parked in their driveway talking when they heard something very large hovering above but when they looked at the sky they saw absolutely nothing. Then they heard something in the woods behind them and saw several figures with large black eyes looking at them from the woods. When they attempted to approach the figures the hovering noise ceased and the shadowy figures vanished.

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Bizarre: Siberian Brown Bear 'Armed' With Stolen Guns?

Wild beast steals weapons from frightened hunter before vanishing into the remote taiga.

The brown bear brazenly walked into a remote forest cabin, and helped itself to the man's bag plus two guns, say police.

The animal turned the tables on the 57 year old hunter when he went to a nearby river to get water deep in Irkutsk region.

'On November 16 he was hunting miles away from the nearest village and decided to stay at a forest cabin,' said a statement from the local interior ministry.

'He left his belongings in the cabin and went to get some water. On his return, he heard some suspicious sounds and spotted a bear.

'To avoid an encounter with the animal, the hunter scurried off into the woods where he hid for several hours.'

When he returned to the remote cabin, his bag and two guns were missing.

The hunter went to look for his weapons in the taiga for several days but returned empty-handed.

This then prompted him to contact the police. Read more w/ photos at Beware: Brown bear armed with two guns on the loose in Siberian region


UFO Activity in South Central Pennsylvania

Hanover, PA on 2017-11-25: Driving on Rt. 94 north leaving Hanover, Pa. It was dark and there were clouds in the sky, out of my passenger window (north) a bright white light in the clouds caught my attention. It came down through the clouds rapidly, and there was a hole in the clouds where it came through, like it pierced the clouds and left a hole. Then it seemed to maintain that altitude for a second or two, not long enough to say that it was hovering because it started to move southward after it came down. It kind of came down, paused a second and started moving south. There was a glowing trail where it came down through the clouds. The object appeared black and round, I could only see the shape against the clouds above it, so I don't know for sure if it was actually black or not but it was definitely round. It had 2x visible lights, steady lights no pulsing no blinking. The object started moving south from my passenger side across the driver's side of the car. It was no longer leaving a trail and the lights began blinking as it was passing over, which made me think maybe it was a plane. But then it suddenly shot back north, back to where it had come down through the clouds, and the 2x lights got much brighter when that happened. Then it changed direction again and started heading back south again, at that point the 2x lights went to 1x solid bright white light, there was no more blinking, then it just shot off southward crazy crazy fast, and I lost sight of it. It was completely gone in under a second. Much too fast to have been a plane or drone I think?

After it was out of sight I noticed the glowing trail where it came through the clouds was still there and still glowing. It did not leave any other trail at all, just where it came through the clouds. It is possible that moon light may have been shining through the spot where it came through the clouds? But it really didn't look like that, it looked more like a glow, which faded away after about 2-minutes. I didn't hear any noise, didn't see any other planes in the sky, just a strange object that shifted direction rapidly and then took off crazy fast. Gotta say the glow it left in the clouds was creepy, it was like a whitish golden glow. The clock in the car said 7:20pm but I think out of habit I looked at my watch, it is a digital battery powered watch (Casio) and it was completely dead, no display on it at all. I have no idea if that has anything to do with the object or not? But I found it odd that it died at that moment. I had checked my watch when I left my brother's house at 7pm and again when I crossed over Rt. 234, which was only a couple minutes before I saw the object, so the watch was definitely working, and now it's definitely dead. Nothing else appears to have been affected, just the watch. May not be related at all.

I'm pretty sure our current flight technologies can't replicate what I saw? The sighting was on Rt. 94 heading north past Rt. 234 before it meets up with I-15 north. My initial feeling upon seeing it was curiosity, trying to figure out what could pierce clouds like that. Then when I saw the blinking lights I thought it was just a plane, but then it totally changed direction and shot northward again, and the lights changed, my exact words were "what the Hell is that"? When the light got brighter and it shot off southward I was actually feeling a bit tense, not quite fear, just a bit tense. I had a 90-minute drive to get home and I spent the entire drive trying to come up with explanations, and I can't think of anything at all to explain what I saw. So I classified it as unidentified. When I got home I looked up your web site and filed this report. I hope this helps. I hope I've provided you with enough details. - MUFON

NOTE: This apparently occurred near me...in the direction of Hampton, PA. I have been told by a few local witnesses that there have been a series of UFO sightings around York / Adams County Pa. in the past few weeks, though this is the first actual report I've seen. Lon


Observed by Alien Entities

Lompoc, CA - 2013-09-29: I have been dealing with these entities for the last 5 years. I've been doing my best to get proof of who and what they are. hey have been talking to me none stop for these last years. I've gotten ionized radiation readings along with non-ionized readings around my body when I finally broke down to pay some money to buy what I could afford in equipment. Sadly they don't show up in FLIR however they seem to affect it. I've even taken brainwave readings of myself that are rather irregular. - MUFON


Thanksgiving 'Close Encounter'

Gallant, Alabama - 2017-11-23: I was awoke at 4am to find myself unable to move in my bed. There was a curved screen floating above my head. The screen appeared to have no mass as there was no edges of the screen. The screen was translucent and I could see through it. Small images would blink on the screen every 1/2 a second. Each time the image appeared it would be the same image displayed on the screen a hundred images at the same time. I didn’t recognize any of the symbols as being known to me. I then peered through the screen and saw two dark figures. They were standing in opposite corners of my room at the foot of my bed. The figures were no more than four foot tall and were covered in a shroud of shifting darkness/shadow. I felt a sense of fear come over me. It was dire fear. I remember looking over at my dog who was sleeping on my bed with me and feeling upset that the dog was still sleeping and not barking at the intruders or try to help me. I then yelled at the two intruders and told them, “Hell no! I’m not allowing it" and I told them they had to leave immediately. I couldn’t make out any facial features but could see one of the intruders turn it’s head to the other one as if it was in shock of the fact that I had ordered them to leave. The blackness/ shroud around them appeared to move rapidly or shimmer as much as black fog can shimmer and then they were gone. Immediately I had control of my body and could move again. I jumped up and turned the lights on and searched the room for the entities. I didn’t find anything. I was visibly shaken by the experience and it took me a few minutes to calm down and stop my body from shaking. I looked at the clock when I jumped out of bed and it said 4:30 am. I remember being upset because I had to get up at 8:00am to get the turkey ready to go in the oven for Thanksgiving - MUFON


Return of an Apex Predator

WISDOM, Mont. – Dean Peterson, a rangy fourth-generation rancher with a handlebar mustache, is used to factoring in all sorts of challenges as he works his vast spread in the Big Hole Valley. Summer wildfires that can sweep down the pine-blanketed mountains to the west, harsh winters that can endanger his thousand-plus head of cattle.

Yet in the back of his mind these days is a threat most of his forefathers never faced: grizzly bears. Settlers pushing West had all but exterminated the hulking predators by the time Peterson's great-grandfather arrived here in the late 1800s.

A year ago, however, a trail camera in the nearby forest snapped a grainy photo of a grizzly crossing a stream, marking the first confirmed sighting in the valley in a century. Then in May, Peterson was stunned to see one lope across a snow-dusted road as he drove a four-wheeler a few miles from his property.

"It will happen," the 51-year-old rancher says of the looming presence of grizzlies. And he is equally matter of fact about what they'll mean for both him and his neighbors. "It will be more difficult to run cattle." Read more at Yellowstone’s grizzly population rebounds, creating challenges and fears



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