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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Daily 2 Cents: The Smiling Man -- Flight MH370 Remains Unexplained -- The Mysterious Bradshaw Ranch

The Smiling Man

“I was born on the evening of June 24, 1975 in NYC, one month prematurely while my parents were there visiting my mother's family in various East Coast locations from our home in St Louis, MO. In 2015, a friend of mine took me to New Orleans for a few days prior to my birthday as a gift. We had a great time and had tickets to fly home in the early afternoon on my birthday.

The flight out of Louis Armstrong Airport was uneventful except for two things. The first was an older guy sitting beside us who kept looking our way. He had what I can only describe as a gentle smile on his face. I didn't feel creeped out so much, but it was just weird to have him spend so much time looking our way in silence. The next thing was when we started to descend for landing. The plane started to shake and jolt terribly. My buddy and I looked at each other with that 'Oh f--k' expression. I glanced past my friend and caught the eye of the man sitting across the aisle. He was looking straight at me, with that grin still on his face. He leaned out from his seat toward ours and said very calmly, in a firm tone, 'This one will land just fine', then turned his head and looked forward. That gentle smile never left his face. From there the ride got really rough, but the plane landed just fine. The pilot came on the intercom and quickly explained that it was some pretty bad wind-shear, gave us a weather update and thanked us for flying. Everyone on the plane was so stressed I swear I could smell the fear.

As we got our carry-ons out of the overheads I made a point to not even glance at that dude, but I could feel him looking at me. We got off and hustled our asses on out of there. Nobody was saying a word. We were all still freaking out. Here is where it gets creepy... last year I was reading about air disasters. That experience had stuck with me and I developed a bit of an obsession. One day I came across the story of Eastern Airlines Flight 66. The flight left New Orleans in the early afternoon on June 24, 1975 en route to JFK in NYC. The plane crashed on descent due to severe wind-shear, killing 113 people, just hours before I was born, 40 years to the day from my flight with the man and his gentle grin." - sprontos

Beyond Creepy

NOTE: I've heard and read several variations of this type of activity...a smiling man on a commercial flight. Strange. Lon


The Mysterious Bradshaw Ranch

One of the most popular destinations in the state of Arizona is the town of Sedona, which over the years has accrued a reputation as quite the mecca for New Agers and paranormal researchers from all over the country as well as droves of tourists every year. Arizona, and in particular this area is rather well-known for a high concentration of UFO sightings and for the mysterious energy vortices said to dot the landscape here, where earth energies crackle and which are believed to confer all manner of health benefits, as well as said to aid in meditation and self reflection. It is largely because of these alleged magical vortices that a bustling business of spiritual healing tours and metaphysical medicine outfits have sprung up here, and one can already see that Sedona is already a rather strange and unique place in an already rather unique and strange state. However Sedona is also the home to a very unusual patch of land where there have long been reported all manner of high strangeness, from UFOs, to ghosts, to dinosaurs, and more. Read more at High Strangeness at the Mysterious Bradshaw Ranch


Flight MH370 Remains Unexplained

A safety report into the disappearance of flight MH370 has concluded that the plane was manually turned around in mid-air, rather than being under the control of autopilot, and that “unlawful interference by a third party” could not be ruled out.

However, it dismissed theories that had suggested the pilot and first officer brought the plane down in a suicide mission, and also ruled out mechanical failure as a cause.

The long-awaited report – which was initially described as the “final report”, although investigators then backtracked from that description – left the hopes of the families dashed after it failed to provide any concrete conclusions about the reasons the plane disappeared nor any indication where the wreckage might be.

Speaking at a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Dr Kok Soo Chon, the investigator in charge of the MH370 safety investigation, did not assign blame for the incident but laid out several protocols that were broken by the air traffic control in Malaysia and Vietnam that ensured the plane went missing for 20 minutes before anyone was alerted. Read more at Flight MH370 report: 'unlawful interference by third party' not ruled out


ARCANE RADIO IS BACK! on the Paranormal King Radio Network

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Join me as I welcome Pennsylvania Bigfoot & crypto investigator Eric Altman to Arcane Radio. Eric is a longtime Bigfoot and anomalies investigator in Pennsylvania. He is a friend and protege of PA UFO and anomalies researcher Stan Gordon, and has worked with many other Bigfoot researchers throughout North America. He is also one of the original founders of Beyond the Edge Radio. Eric is the organizer of the 2019 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure which will once again take place at Benner's Meadow Run in Fayette County, PA. This will be the 3rd installment of this popular 3-day event...bringing together an impressive group of well-known paranormal and cryptid researchers, investigators and media personalities. The website can be found at www.pabigfootcampingadventure.com. This should be a very entertaining show! Join us this Friday, August 3rd at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on ParanormalKing.com - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to www.paranormal.olicentral.com

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Flying Serpents and Dragons: The Story of Mankind's Reptilian Past

Slenderman: From Fiction to Fact

Unexplained World of the Chestnut Ridge: A Hike through the Goblin Universe of Western Pennsylvania

The PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter

More Encounters with Star People: Urban American Indians Tell their Stories

UPDATED WEEKLY: Lon's Suggested Reading List - Books & Films / DVDs


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