Monday, November 30, 2009

Signs From Sally

Was his beloved dog really gone?

(Depiction by S. Williams)

By Rob Hiaasen
Sunday, November 29, 2009 It must have been a coincidence. These things must happen to other people. It was just my turn.

There's a dog involved, because often there is with me. We have owned other dogs -- a border collie, a basset hound and a Lab mix named Oscar. It's borderline heartless to insult second-place dogs, and certainly this is no slight against any of them, but Sally was our top dog. In 2007, when she was 11, we had her put down. The details were important but aren't anymore. Since then, we've often reminisced about Sally's sleeping, eating and all-around habits so that we don't forget her. There were her Three Stooges' snoring, humping of startled house guests, pilfering of Oscar's food, no-touching rule regarding her paws, and illegal naps in my son's bed -- under the sheets, no less. A good stock of memories for a good dog.

Eighteen months after Sally's death, I didn't expect to discover a sign from her.

First, it's worth knowing something about my back yard here in Baltimore County. It's a natural mess. Twigs, acorn shells, birdseed husks and leftover leaves from past autumns create a bed of debris. I mow whatever grass manages to grow under all the shade trees. The yard slopes down to a creek, and while the stiff earth resists tilling, the soil does tend to drain down to the creek (my yard is going bald in the back). Things get easily lost in my yard -- lost, chewed up in the mower or washed into the creek. With the exception of a resident box turtle, I never stumble on any remarkable finds in the ruins of my yard.

Last December, I was in my yard on the phone with my daughter, who was away at college. We happened to be talking about Sally and how she would launch herself onto our trampoline with a soppy tennis ball in her mouth. It wasn't a sad conversation; enough time had passed for us to talk easily and naturally about Sally. It was a bright Sunday, very bright. While on the phone, I saw a reflection in a tuft of grass. Absently, I walked toward the shining object (a dime? bottle cap? ancient Lego piece?) and discovered a dog tag. -- Sally -- I belong to Maria and Rob. ... Our dog had lost the circular silver tag from her collar six years before, and here it was. I was elated and unnerved. I tried reading mystical things into my discovery but came up short. It was easier to jam the tag onto my key ring and show it to friends. I tell them how I found the dog tag at the exact moment I was talking to my daughter about Sally. It's a pretty good story, but it's missing an explanation.

Some things cannot be explained. We've all heard that -- especially on print ads for scary movies about hauntings. If Sally did want to haunt me, she would make another dive into my son's bed or swipe another meal from Oscar. If she wants me to remember her, she needn't worry about that. She certainly didn't need to conspire to have her dog tag appear under my nose. Such occurrences can unsettle and rattle the irreligious mind. Can make a man ask himself questions. Why did I find her tag? Do pets watch out for us after they're gone? What evidence do we need before the case for coincidence collapses?


I visited my sister Barb this past March at her house in Florida. Six years ago, Barb took care of Sally and Oscar at her home for a year while my family and I lived in California. Barb's back yard doesn't slope to a creek but stretches out behind her house like a dining room table. A riding mower regularly cuts and presses on the yard. In the high wattage of the South Florida sun, she walked me to the back of her property to show me trees she had planted. I looked down and noticed my shoelace was untied. Next to my shoelace was a rusty, copper shield. It reflected no sunlight -- or none that caught my eye. I picked it up. It was a 2003 rabies tag from Baltimore County. It had come off Sally's collar when she stayed here. It had survived rainy seasons and regular mowing. How a dog tag escapes being ground up in a mower is beyond me. But I now have two dog tags for my key ring and a sequel to tell people.

I'm no dog whisperer, but there must be an explanation. Sally spent time in both yards. She was an active dog who, given opposable thumbs, would have torn her collar off every chance she could. Sally could have flung her silver ID and copper rabies tags into the nearest creek or pool. My son, he of the college philosophy courses, said that maybe my mind wanted to find those tags, that my mind was looking for those tags and my eyes were simply following orders. I like the sound of this reasoning despite only a partial understanding of it.

Let me try it my way: We see what we want to see. The dead live on in our seeing and finding -- and believing. Maybe the mind plays no sad tricks, stages no hauntings or cosmic showboating but rather collects these discoveries to sustain and benefit memory. Another option would be to stop analyzing strange happenings, and, while I'm at it, stop showing off my key ring.

Sally is gone, but that fact will not rest. I keep finding signs from her. I don't know what it all means, but it means something to me.

Rob Hiaasen is a writer in Maryland.

"The Haunted" and Animal Planet TV Roxanne, a 9-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, is set to be one of the stars of an Animal Planet show called “The Haunted.” “Murder at the Blackhorse Inn” which is set to air at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The dog is owned by Al and Marie Stempo who own Stemie's Place in Williams Township. The filming of the episode, which focuses on animals being acutely sensitive to spirits, marks only the second visit to the bar and restaurant for Roxanne.

“We were getting the place ready to open and the dog just disappeared,” Al Stempo said. “There’s no way an eight-pound dog could get the door open, but she somehow got into the basement. When we found her, she was shaking and shivering. We never brought the dog back.”

The business, formerly known as the Black Horse Inn, was the scene of the 1928 killing of reputed gangster Saverio Damiano. The murder of Damiano was never solved and many customers and workers have reported hauntings over the years.

“Whether or not you’re open to that kind of (paranormal) stuff, the building has an incredible history that makes you open to connecting the dots,” said George Plamondon, an executive producer for Picture Shack Entertainment, which produced the show.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Have a Hauntingly Happy Thanksgiving!

From Phantom Universe-
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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Real Story Of A Haunting And An Exorcism

Tragic Hinsdale House webisode series trailer released

Watch on Youtube

"Tragic Hinsdale House is a webisode series that begins December 1, 2009 at on the national Paranormal News page.

Produced by Tremont Avenue Productions, the series explores the infamous haunted house in Hinsdale, NY, where Father Alphonsus Trabold performed an exorcism on February 14, 1974.

The crew explores the site's past with local paranormal historian Michael Rambacher and with the current homeowners. The exorcism is reenacted with regional actors in the actual rooms where it all took place.

A recently discovered document - a transcription of a tape recording the priest made during the exorcism - was turned into a script for the re-inaction.

No scary music or hype - we take you right to the site with those closest to it and give you the story. "

More from Tremontavenue

UFOs Video At Madeira Beach, Florida

MUFON Case # 20725

November 21, 2009
Madeira Beach, Florida

MUFON- Saturday, November 21st, 2009 will be a day that I will never forget. I was on Madeira Beach with some friends and family after a funeral we had for my father earlier that day.

We were on the beach setting off some fireworks when I looked to the south side of the beach and noticed two very bright blue orbs twirling in the sky. I immediately ran for my camera and shouting "UFO's! UFO's!"

It took me about 10 minutes to find where I had packed my camera. Just as soon as I got back to the beach ready to film, the orbs descended to the water. I thought that I had missed my chance, only to find out a few minutes later that they were coming back.

I captured almost 30 minutes of these UFO's flying near Madeira Beach. The maneuverability and speed of these things was unlike anything I've ever seen, or heard of. Their shape was like that of a Ouija board planchette, sort of like a stretched-out heart.

I noticed a couple of times while they were turning, they seemed flat, whereas sometimes they seemed like an orb. They would pulsate every once in a while from a light, bright blue, to a bright red, and sometimes a teal/green. It seemed like they would change color when they would do a sharp turn, sort of like a sailfish when its hunting prey.

I noticed that every once in a while, one would move and do a loop and a couple of sharp turns and come to a complete stop and just as soon as one would stop, the other did the exact same thing. Once they mimicked each other, they would line up and move in a half-circle in sync with one another.

I broke the filming up into 9 parts just to make sure I had at least something on film if one of the files were to become corrupted. The next day, I went onto Google Maps to try and pinpoint the area in which we saw them flying around.

My guess is that they were 3-5 miles south of where we were at. The UFO's were definitely going down to the water, as you can see in the video(Unfortunately, I never got them actually becoming submerged).

If you get a chance and would like to look at the map yourself, look right along the coast near Treasure Island, FL. If you look at the map in satellite mode, you'll notice there's an area right off of the coast that Google doesn't show you. It might not be anything, but it's kind of peculiar.

I checked all of the Bay area papers the next couple of days and there was no mention of anything like what we had seen that night.

This was just a small explanation of what I had seen that night, if anybody has any questions, I'd be happy to help, or if anybody has any answers, I'd be glad to hear them. I have all 9 parts on look up *Must See* UFO's near Madeira Beach, FL

Watch all 9 Videos on Youtube

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Stephenville, Texas UFO Flap Continues

Depiction by SW - LITS
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It seems that there is another wave of UFO sightings in the Stephenville, Texas area again.

Some of the areas include Stephenville, Dublin, Santo, Brownwood and Breckenridge.

Several people have reported to MUFON, that they are witnessing orange/white lights in a line and a flurry of jet activity, while the sighting in Breckenridge noted a line of lights moving at high speed towards Abilene, Texas.

Click on the links below, for the reports/details.

More UFO Reports From Stephenville Area

Updates on Stephenville, Texas sightings for November, 2009


Monday, November 16, 2009

Wisconsin's "Man Wolf"

Special Assignment: Wisconsin Werewolf

Hundreds of people in Wisconsin are saying there's something out there. Something they can't explain.

See Video Here

Reporter: Chris Papst

NBC15- Some of you may roll your eyes, but there are many people in Wisconsin who claim to have seen something unexplainable.

Is it a werewolf? Bigfoot? An unidentified wild animal?

First, throw out all of your Hollywood preconceptions. It doesn't change from a full moon, and no one's shot it with a silver bullet.

But hundreds of people right here in Wisconsin are saying there's something out there.

If there is something out there, popular culture has done it no favors.
Most people scoff at the idea, but some claim there are many rational witnesses who've come face-to-face with the irrational.

Reports in Wisconsin date back to the 1930s. And they keep coming.

"All I know it was something I have never seen before."

November 2006: Holy Hill Road in Washington County: Steve Krueger, a DNR worker, is on his daily routes picking up deer carcasses. He parks his truck and throws a small doe in the bed. When he climbs back into the cab to fill out the paperwork, his trucks starts to shake.

Added Krueger, "At first I didn't think anything of it and it shook a little bit more vigorously a second time. I just glanced up into the rearview mirror of my truck and I saw this big, hairy, black I don't know what it was."

Steve threw it in drive and slammed on the gas.

"It was big, it was stocky," recalled Krueger. "It had big pointed ears on the top of its head, and a bigger snout than what a bear has. I guesstimated it was between six and seven feet tall."

Steve filed a report of an aggressive animal to the sheriff's department. It didn't take long for the media to pick up on it.

"A Washington County man says he has spotted Bigfoot," reported NBC-15 anchor Becky Hillier in mid-November 2006.

"I was pretty scared when I saw it." Dillon Ruder and David Radeztsky lived on Holy Hill Road nearby. A few days before Steve's encounter the young boys were jumping on a trampoline and saw something very similar.

"We saw just a hairy monster on the corner of the woods," added Ruder.

In both reports the media called it Bigfoot or a werewolf. But author and journalist Linda Godfrey prefers the term man-wolf.

"I have been researching it, following it, investigating it, staking it out for 17 years," said Godfrey.

Godfrey, a Wisconsin native who lives in Elkhorn, says she's received hundreds of reported sightings. Many of them were just miles from her home along the most famous road in Wisconsin man-wolf lore.

The Beast of Bray Road was Godfrey's first book on the mysterious creatures that roam the woods of Wisconsin. And now her work has spawned so much interest that seven more books have followed. So many people are willing to share their stories that she is getting one to three reports a week from all across the country, and all around the world.

"Whatever it is, there is more than one. It seems to be more of a scavenger that wants to frighten people. Maybe it's territorial. It seems to want people to leave it alone."

Godfrey's best guess is that it's a Timberwolf that has evolved or adapted to stand or even run on its hind legs. But, she's not ruling out the supernatural.

"It's very audacious to say we know all there is," stated Godfrey. "We know that our five senses can't hear all that there is to hear or see all light wavelengths. Maybe there are things out there we just don't understand."

According to Katie Zahn, it's definitely of this world.

"I knew it wasn't human," added Zahn. "I just had no idea what it was."

In the summer of 2003, Katie and some friends were walking through these woods in Rock County. At the edge of a creek she saw three wolf-like creatures drinking water.

"They would have been kneeling down on the side of the river here," she remembered. "They picked up the water in their hands and drank it like a human instead of licking it and lapping it like a dog would. They stood up, turned around and we got terrified. We ran back, we're falling up the hill to get back to our car."

Zahn's friends deny seeing anything.

"I think they just think I'm a little crazy for believing this and actually explaining my story to someone and having them believe me."

At least one expert says she's telling the truth. For the show Monsterquest on the History Channel, Zahn took a polygraph, and passed - twice.

"If they don't believe me, that is their choice," said Zahn. "But, I know what I saw. And I believe every word of it."

"Personally I could care less if anyone believes me. My concern in life is not to sit there and make people believe what I saw. I saw what I saw," concluded Krueger.

"I hope that maybe someday it will all become clear and apparent," said Godfrey. "As long as I keep getting reports I will probably file them and keep trying to figure it out. But, I certainly don't claim to have all the answers."

Below is the entire interview with Steve Krueger, the man who says the beast jumped in the back on his truck.

See Interview Here

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Found Artifacts, Lost Civilizations

The Lost Nation of Iynkicidu
by Brad Steiger

UFO Digest- In November, 1829, in a quarry twelve miles northwest of Philadelphia, a block of marble taken from a depth of between sixty and seventy feet was found to bear an indentation containing the raised alphabet characters "I" and "U." According to a report prepared by J. B. Browne (American Journal of Science Vol. 1, #19, p. 361): "Fortunately several of the most respectable gentlemen residing in Norristown were called upon to witness this remarkable phenomenon, without whose testimony it might have been difficult, if not impossible, to have satisfied the public, that …the letters [had not been made] after the slab was cut off."

In all frankness, Browne does not call the characters "I" and "U"; he calls them simply "characters" and "letters," and the illustration in the American Journal of Science pictures the two raised characters upside down. This also creates an interesting effect. With the "U" resting on its legs instead of on its curve, the character becomes a dolmen (a single chamber megalithic tomb). The "I" becomes a towering monolith to its right. It is almost as if some ancient hand had previously designated that the marble slabs should be used as tombstones or grave markers.

In November, 1832, Charles C. Jones, Jr., discovered two silver crosses in a grave-mound at Coosawattee Old Town in Murray County, Georgia. Native American tribal relics were also found in the burial mound, so those who had disinterred the grave theorized that the crosses had come to the Cherokee nation during the expeditions of Hernando de Soto at Luis de Velasco. Read more>>

Note: Other items found have been a gold chain, an ancient nail, an iron pot, coins, bell, a wall, candlestick, strange metal spheres and many other objects that defy logic, as they are found in anything, from lava and lumps of coal, to crystals.

Was there a civilization thousands of years ago, or is there another, more recent explanation? Maybe some day that mystery will be solved.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The 2012 Apocalypse

2012 The Movie

Countdown to the Apocalypse? Yeah, OK.

Commentary by S. Williams
Nov. 13, 2009

The Movie 2012 hits theaters today, Friday, November 13, 2009. Who will survive?

Hmm, there is a lot of doomsayers vying for your dollars via movies, books and even a 2012 store, where you can stock up on survival gear and MREs (meals ready to eat).

What if this all turns out to be just like the end-of-the-world Millennium Y2K bust? Surely people recall how the doom and gloomers were espousing the year 2000 computer crashes, world's end scenarios, the coming of the Anti-Christ and such nonsense. What if this is more of the same?

It's all so evident that we humans have very short memories.
George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Ok, so what if on December 21, 2012, our solar system does line up with the center of the galaxy, we get hit with Planet X, or bombarded by meteors? Just what are MREs, underground bunkers and all the warnings and predictions going to do to stop it all and save humanity?

Not a damn thing.

If it's the end of the world, then that is exactly what it means, and unless you have a rocket ship, lots of fuel (and MREs) and a map to the next earth-like planet, you're screwed.

But all is not lost. The Mayan's didn't say the world would end. That's just when their calendar stops and it's a foretelling of a new age, a new beginning for us. Exactly what that new beginning begins with, or the old age ends with, hasn't been decided.

You could most likely wake up on December 22, 2012, with a bunker full of MREs and more survival gear than a special forces unit, while the hucksters laugh all the way to the bank.

Good luck.
Don't forget your hard hat and tin foil.


More reading:
ABC News- Will the World End in 2012?

USA Today- Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?

Or just go to Google and type in "2012".

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Search For Ghosts In The Former Home Of A Serial Killer

The childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer located in Bath, Ohio,
is now the home of musician Chris Butler.

npr- I bought Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Bath, Ohio.

Let that sink in for a second.

If your first reaction is "eeewwwww," that's perfectly understandable.

Dahmer was one of America's most notorious serial killers; his rampage lasted from 1978 to 1991. He confessed to killing at least 17 young men. Many of these murders involved torture and cannibalism.

A Place To Make Music

I bought the house, though, not for some kind of perverse, Goth thrill, but because I needed a place in woodsy-suburby Northeastern Ohio where I could make a loud musical racket and not bug my neighbors. This midcentury modern house on 2 acres of forested hillside was ideal.

I was instantly charmed the first time I pulled in the driveway and was really puzzled why such a fantastic pad had gone unsold for six months, though it was priced way below anything comparable in the area.

Charmed turned to creeped-out when 24 hours after I first saw the place with my real estate agent, Greg Greco, he told me of the house's grisly provenance.

Greco says he remembers when we came to look at the house for the first time. "That evening, the listing agent called to say we have a disclosure issue," he says. "I knew Jeffrey Dahmer had been in the area. ... And then she said there was a murder in the home. It was of significant notoriety, and we needed to disclose it. And my first thought was, 'How am I going to tell Chris this?' "

Dahmer did commit his first murder here — a hitchhiker named Steven Hicks whom he lured back to the house with promises of drugs and alcohol, and then clubbed with a barbell after Hicks said he wanted to leave. Dahmer later dismembered Hicks' corpse in the house's crawlspace.

A Conversation Stopper

Now, I won't lie, there is a twisted kind of cachet attached to living in a house where a famous homicidal maniac kicked off his career. I didn't broadcast this, but it could be useful.

If the party chatter stalled on dull topics, I had a surefire conversation stopper and subject changer. Then someone would inevitably ask — correction, someone educated and worldly, and who you'd think would know better, would inevitably ask: "Uh, have you seen any, you know, ghosts?"

The truth is, the vibe here is fantastic. The house didn't kill anybody, and I didn't see any ghosts. I'm not superstitious or a believer in the paranormal, but after months of people freaking out about where I was living, I did begin to wonder if there might be some leftover bad business in the place.

As it turns out, in Northeastern Ohio, there is a lot of interest in the paranormal. Ghost hunts were being offered at creepy sites all around the region, and I'd been approached by several psychics and paranormal clubs that wanted to bring audio recorders and video cameras over to see what they could scare up.

Ghost Hunting

Roe York and Cheryl Kneram wanted to organize just such a paranormal investigation at my house. Their specialty is gathering electronic voice phenomena, or EVP — ethereal voices or sounds that recording devices pick up when you think you're just taping Little Johnny's 6th birthday party.

Now, please note that these women are not flakes, or fools, either. In fact, they come across as skeptics most of the time, yet both have had many experiences that they can't explain.

Roe and Cheryl say the key to a successful hunt is picking a significant date. May 21, Dahmer's birthday, was perfect.

The house and its infamous crawlspace — where Dahmer had dismembered Hicks — was wired up with night-vision video camcorders, digital audio recorders, still cameras on timers. I'd also hung microphones in key spots and plugged them into my computer's hard-disk recording system.

In short, if a ghost so much as passed gas, we'd document it.

There were three possible outcomes of the evening's experiment: one, they'd get nothing; two, they'd get something vague, something that might-be-could be, but inconclusive or at least explainable by natural or mechanical causes; or three, they'd get a recording that irrefutably proved the existence of the afterlife, and the house would be overrun with the curious and kooky, and my quiet, semihermit life here would be ruined.

With all the electronics in good working order — repeat, with all the electronics in good working order — we left the house empty for the evening, and, for the most part, most of what we recorded was hours and hours of the house's ambient noise.

'Haunted By Reality'

When I came back to the house in the early morning, Roe and Cheryl were having technical problems.

One of the cameras sitting in the living area, in front of the fireplace, was off. It was expected that either the film ran out, or the battery died, or both. But 300 minutes of battery life remained, and only 40 minutes of tape was used.

In fact, all the gear that was in the vicinity of the crawlspace had malfunctioned. It was working when we left, but machines stopped, batteries went dead and my computer system showed a 2 gigabyte sound file, a huge file, that refused to open.

Did cranky spirits not want us to find them? Was it our technical ineptitude, or was our sophisticated equipment just too embarrassed to be part of something as silly as a ghost hunt?

Roe and Cheryl didn't find anything conclusive on the few machines that had functioned properly, but it really didn't matter, because I know the house is haunted, maybe not by ghosts, but by something much, much scarier. It's haunted by reality — by the unbelievable horror that humans are capable of.

Dahmer's "ghost" does exist. He haunts my neighbors who can't overcome their fears and come inside for a friendly cup of coffee. And he haunts his victims' families every minute of every day.

One more thing — and Roe and Cheryl didn't know this: I had hidden a secret recorder in the house to see if I could catch someone sneaking back in to fiddle with the equipment. And in the middle of the hours of house ambience and the refrigerator cycling on and off and maybe a mouse or two, there was something: a funny noise.

Probably nothing — easily and rationally explained.

I mean, you don't believe in ghosts, do you?



Dahmer's mugshot taken by the
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys – most of whom were of African or Asian descent – between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1987 and 1991. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving rape, torture, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism.

On November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by fellow Columbia Correctional Institution inmate Christopher Scarver with a bar from a weight machine while on work detail in the prison gym.

Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder in summer 1978. While still living in his father's house, and with his family away, Dahmer picked up a hitchhiker named Steven Hicks. He offered to drink beer with him back at his father's house and planned to have sex with him. Dahmer said that since "the guy wanted to leave and [he] didn't want him to" leave, he bludgeoned Hicks to death with a barbell. Dahmer buried the body in the backyard. Nine years passed until Dahmer claimed his next victim, Steven Tuomi.

This was just the beginning. After a number of murders, by the summer of 1991, Dahmer was murdering approximately one person each week.

Dahmer got the idea that he could create "zombies" of his victims, and attempted to do so by drilling holes into their skulls and injecting hydrochloric acid into their brains.

On July 22, 1991, Dahmer was arrested when he lured another man, Tracy Edwards, into his home. Edwards managed to escape and lead police back to Dahmer's home, where greusome evidence of Dahmer's activities were found.

Read more about Jeffrey Dahmer- The Serial Killer, at

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They are holding 'God', refusing to let him go

Villagers confine rare turtle, say it is God

Originally posted on UK- R- Nov 10, 2009

Photo courtesy of
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BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of poor Hindu villagers in eastern India have refused to hand over a rare turtle to authorities, saying it is an incarnation of God, officials said on Tuesday.

Villagers chanting hymns and carrying garlands, bowls of rice and fruits are pouring in from remote villages to a temple in Kendrapara, a coastal district in eastern Orissa state.

Policemen have struggled to control the gathering and have failed to persuade the villagers to give up the sea turtle.

"We have asked the villagers to hand it over as it is illegal to confine a turtle, but they are refusing," said P.K. Behera, a senior government wildlife official.

The turtle is protected in India and anyone found keeping one without permission can be jailed for a year or more and fined.

But adamant villagers have refused to give up the reptile, saying the turtle bears holy symbols on its back and is an incarnation of Lord Jagannath, a popular Hindu deity.

"Lord Jagannath has visited our village in the form of a turtle. We will not allow anybody to take the turtle away," said Ramesh Mishra, a priest of the temple.

(Reporting by Jatindra Dash; Writing by Bappa Majumdar; Editing by Ron Popeski)

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Diamond Shaped UFO Caught On Tape In The Netherlands

Watch Video on Youtube

A UFO sighting from Delfauw, Netherlands, along with accompanying footage, has been making headlines in that country.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. Steve Van Der Velde's girlfriend pointed to a strange point of light in the sky. He could not believe his eyes. The 32-year-old took out his camera and started filming the UFO.

The footage was captured last October, from Steve’s living room in the Dutch town of Delfgauw.

As reported by Steve to the Dutch newspaper, ‘Algemeen Dagblad’- "It was a red object moving with great speed in the vicinity of our apartment. It just floated for some time in the air."

"The UFO was diamond shaped, not disc shaped." continued Steve, "I really doubt it was a Chinese lantern or a weather balloon."

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Editor's Note: I've analyzed the footage and the video appears to be genuine. I also captured a fairly clean frame of the object in question, enhanced it and then studied the image.

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I have to agree with Steve's assessment, that the object is not a lantern, nor is it a balloon.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dauphin County Man Captures Bigfoot On Video

Did a Dauphin County, PA man really capture an image of Bigfoot? Here's the report: A Dauphin County man, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he may have caught images of Bigfoot with his flip-cam.

He says he was hiking the Appalachian Trail with his wife back in October when he came across what looked like a fort. He started filming, and says that's when he started hearing strange noises.

"You can actually hear it go 'huh-ah,' like a monkey. I mean, deep in the lungs," he said. "I panicked. The sounds were loud and they freaked me out, to be honest with you. I told my wife we need to get out of here. There's something up in these woods."

When he got home, he saw a strange image on the video.

"Here's this thing standing in the middle of the trail," says the man. "My wife said, 'What is that?' I said, 'I don't know.'"

The video has captured the attention of Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi. Tom is the CEO and Founder of the company "Hunting For Bigfoot."

Tom says he's passionate about Bigfoot, because he has had sightings himself. He showed us evidence which, he says, he's collected across the United States. He says he found hair samples in Arizona, footprints from Texas, a mummified hand from Montana, and now new video from Pennsylvania.

"This is raw footage," says Biscardi. "This is the real deal. You've got to understand, I've been doing this for 36 years, and this is the ultimate - to finally come across one of these beasts. And here it is roaming up in these mountains."

Tom and his crew searched the area where the video was shot Sunday afternoon. Tom says he plans on proving Bigfoot exists by capturing one.

For Story & Video>>

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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Big Grey Man- Scotland's Bigfoot, or something else?

August, 2009, Fortean researcher Andy Roberts lectured on the phenomenon known as "The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui", to an audience at the Center for Fortean Zoology's annual "Weird Weekend", touted as the foremost cryptozoological conference in the English Speaking World.

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Although some would describe the Big Grey Man as a definitive British Bigfoot, as Andy demonstrates, the story is not quite so clear-cut. The CFZ have now posted Andy's lecture on-line, which can be viewed below:

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Legend of the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui

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'Destination - Truth' Team Scores Again On The Yeti Hunt

2009- Josh Gates and his intrepid explorers head back to the Himalayas by way of the Kingdom of Bhutan. In their search for "the truth", they make new discoveries.

On their 2008 trek to the Himalayas, the 'Destination: Truth' team brought back this plaster cast of a giant footprint.

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During this 2009 expedition back to the Himalayas, the 'Destination: Truth' team finds a hair sample, in Bhutan, which was later tested, proving to have an unknown (Human/Primate Type) DNA sequence.

The 'Destination: Truth' team weren't so lucky with the FLIR camera. This photo capture of the video shows what looks to be a bear.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Horrible Crime Leads To Haunting Lights flickering, blinds snapping, and the hands of the clock moving. All unexplainable phenomenons that kept happening in a Chico apartment where Jodi Foster was living in 2000.

Foster: "It wasn't just me, my kids, friends would say what's wrong with this apartment?"

Idie Herrera: "I would get these feelings from the hallway to the kitchen, and feel a coldness."

Foster thought she was going crazy, but couldn't pin down why all these strange things kept happening. She finally talked to a neighbor who had lived there for years.

Foster: "Apparently I had moved into a girls apartment who'd been murdered in the 70s. People would move in and move out."

When Jodi first moved in to the apartment, she started having dreams about a couple who abducted a young woman from Chico, murdered and buried her body in a remote mountainous area. What she didn't know is that dream sounded a lot like a missing person's case from the 1970s'.

A case that is still unsolved in Red Bluff, involving Cameron Hooker who is serving time for abducting a girl in 1977 and keeping her as a sex slave for seven years. Hooker's wife confessed his horrendous actions, even hinting at another attempted abduction in Chico in 1976.

Foster: "He's possibly the suspect of being involved with a missing person."

Foster and her daughter Hannah only stayed in the apartment for about a month. The management company covered the cost of her move, and she promised to keep quiet about the haunted mystery. But the vivid dreams foster had while living there never left her mind.

"They had specific details about where this girl was taken and buried in a shallow grave."

Seven years after moving out, foster started researching the Hooker case and the missing girl 18-year old Marie Elizabeth Spannhake... who went by the nickname Marliz.

Foster: "Hannah used to always say mommy my Liz is following you, I'd say who, she'd say my Liz, my angel she follows you around."

And then there were the drawings...

Foster: "Hannah had drawn a picture of My Liz before we even got the articles and they were so similar it freaked me out."

Foster believed Marliz was trying to contact her and took the information to police.

"This was definitely unusual to hear info about a 25 year old case, it doesn't happen everyday, the details were interesting."

Foster: "My dreams correlated with the info they had in their case."

Finally finding the courage to share the scary stories from the apartment, Jodi wrote book documenting everything.

Foster: "I want justice. I want this girl to have a voice and right now I am her voice."

Ultimatley she wants to find Marliz's remains, so they both can be at peace.

Foster: "I would volunteer to drive out there to see if we can find this girl."

Call it a coincidence, but foster hopes her contact with the other side helps to solve this chilling case.

For more information about the crime, visit:

The Case of the Seven-Year Sex Slave

The Seven Year Hitchhike

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Paranormal- The Sixth Sense

par·a·nor·mal (adj.)- Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation: such paranormal phenomena as telepathy; a medium's paranormal powers.

Everyone has heard of paranormal activity, such as ghosts and UFOs but there is also a long list of paranormal abilities (also known as 'psychic abilities').

Just what are paranormal/psychic abilities? Parapsychological Association (PA), an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), published an article by Dr. Mario Varvoglis where he defines "psi" as every kind of unexplainable psychic phenomenon that "seem to be related" to the human mind. He further quantifies that by defining what it means to be "psychic".

Dr. Varvoglis calls it an experience that "must involve" interactions that aren't the same as our normal methods of interacting with the world around us.

In other words, the scientific definition of types of "psychic abilities" refers to ant ability that is used to perceive the world through a "sixth sense". All types of psychic abilities are referred to as extrasensory perception (ESP).

Ok, so what exactly is ESP? Well, we have 5 senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. ESP is what we call a "sixth sense". It goes beyond the main 5 senses.

ESP isn't just one type of ability. It is possible to have a talent in more than one area of ESP:

* Precognition: The ability to foretell the future.
* Postcognition: The ability to see past events.
* Clairvoyance: The ability to form impressions about objects or events as a mental picture or a certain type of feeling.
* Clairaudience: The ability to hear sounds, voices, etc., that are outside of the range of normal
human perception.
* Clairsentience (Emapthy): The ability to pick up on other people's feelings.
* Psychokinesis: The ability to move objects solely through the power of one's mind.
* Psychometry: A talent for getting impressions through handling or touching a physical object.
* Remote Viewing: The ability to "see" an object at a distance.
* Telepathy: The ability to communicate thoughts and/or feelings without using spoken language.

The following list of psychic abilities make up entire categories of ability. Some psychics claim to have only one of these abilities, while other psychics say that they have several.

* Astral projection- the ability to cause your conscious awareness to be in a position outside of your physical body. It is also referred to as an out-of-body experience (OBE). Experiencers of this psychic phenomenon report seeing their body on an operating table and watching events unfold as medical technicians work to revive them. Some experiencers wake up later and, to everyone's astonishment, they are able to describe those details to medical staff.

*Aura Reading- the perception that allows a "sensitive" to perceive a disturbance in the air surrounding an individual, animal, or object. Auras are defined differently by different people, with some referring to them in the spiritual terms, while some researchers refer to them in purely scientific terms. Whether these disturbances are caused by spirit or by electromagnetic radiation, reading auras is a very common psychic ability.

*Automatic writing- a technique that many clairvoyants use to pass information from the spiritual world through their subconscious mind and onto paper. The theory is that the psychic's hand is ultimately controlled by the outside intelligence.

*Channeling- similar to automatic writing, except instead of the outside spiritual intelligence
controlling the psychic's hand, it take over the vocal chords of the psychic. People who have this
ability are called "mediums" because they serve as a medium, or vessel, for communication to take place with the invisible entity.

*Clairvoyance- the ability to see visions of events, people and places that are far away, or outside of the normal perceptual range of the psychic. This ability is also most commonly referred to as "remote viewing."

*Clairaudience- very similar to clairvoyance, except it focuses on the ability to hear things that are normally inaudible to regular hearing. This does not refer to hearing voices of invisible spirits; instead, it is the ability to hear the voices of people who are very far away from the psychic, a form of "telepathy".

*Clairsentience- the awareness of a fact, or piece of information that is hidden from the psychic. For example, if a psychic met someone for the first time and knew their name, or their birthday, this would be an example of clairsentience.

*Animal Telepathy- a much less commonly known ability to communicate telepathically with animals. Also known as "pet psychics," some claim to have a psychic connection with the thoughts and feelings of animals.

*Divination- the ability of a psychic to foretell the future, i.e., fortune telling and prophesying.

*Dowsing- the art of using rods or sticks to locate objects. This is a technique is mainly used to locate water. Some people have the ability to dowse other objects. Many older folks swear that it works, but no one can really explain why, but my theory is that some people are more sensitive to electromagnetic disturbances in the ground, caused by flowing water, or buried objects.

*Intuition- a "sense" of events, thoughts, activities or feelings of others that are outside of the
normal human ability to perceive them. An intuitive person has a borderline psychic perception and almost everyone has this ability, though few recognize it.

*Levitation- a rare ability to levitate one's body above the ground. Reported in many cases of demonic possession, as well as spiritual cases, such as the case of St. Theresa of Avila during the 16th century, when witnesses reported seeing her levitating, while she was meditating during mass.

*Postcognition- the ability to see past events. Many psychics who assist law enforcement use this ability. Some psychics are able to go to a location and "see" a past event that ocurred there.

*Precognition- the ability to foretell the future. This particular form of future viewing involves obtaining specific information about an event, instead of a visual "viewing" of the future.

*Psychometry- the ability of a psychic to perceive energies (also known as vibrations or impressions) from an object. This ability has been portrayed often in movies and TV shows where a psychic touches an object and receives flashbacks about the person who last touched it.

*Pyrokinesis- the ability to spark fire with the mind and is a highly specialized form of psychokinesis. Because someone has pyrokinetic ability does not mean they have all forms of psychokinesis.

*Telekinesis, a.k.a. psychokinesis- the ability of a psychic to affect or move objects, solely with the mind. This is probably one of the most commonly portrayed psychic abilities in the media.

*Telepathy- the ability to communicate with others through mental thought alone. The ability to read another person's mind.


Are psychic abilities real? We humans only use approximately 10% of our brains. Our brains use a biological electrical current to function. Although scientists have studied the human brain, there is still vast quantities of knowledge about the brain, left to learn.

It is quite possible that the human brains' electrical energy can tap into a much larger resource; the world around us, even the vast universe. In this realm of existence, all things are possible.