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This Norwegian Island Claims to be the Fabled Land of Thule Smithsonian MagazineF. Salazar’s article takes us on a journey of historical discovery and controversy with modern economic implications. The sometimes-lyrical piece chronicles the claims for Pytheas’ farthest northern spot where “the earth and sea and all things together are suspended,” and how the inhabitants of the island of Smola are themselves suspended between their rather insulated present status and the possibilities of ramped-up tourism. Among former visitors to Smola are a group about whom comes the astonishing news that the World’s Largest DNA Sequencing of Viking Skeletons Reveals They Weren’t All Scandinavian. “The history books will need to be updated,” concludes one contributor to a huge six-year international study of Viking remains. The findings upend traditional concepts of who the Vikings were and show how interconnected they were with other Eurasians. More light is being shed on a smaller pre-Viking conundrum as Archaeologists Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Hillfort Built By The Mysterious Votadini Tribe. Jocelyne LeBlanc covers the discovery of a remarkable construction atop the picturesque extinct Scottish volcano called “Arthur’s Seat.” (WM)


Before the Crop Circle There Was the “UFO Nest” Mysterious UniverseHappily not the sort that might contain alien eggs, but “saucer nests” found in Tully, Australia, in 1966. Nick Redfern takes a look back at this and other cases from down-under and then reminds us that Long Before Crop Circles There Were…Crop Circles! Looking back through some older accounts, he reads that in 1674 even the devil himself was scything circles in the English countryside. (LP)
UFO Exploitation: Targeting Children The Saucers That Time ForgotFlying Saucers were commercialized soon after they started hitting the headlines in 1947. Curt Collins has a lavishly-illustrated cavalcade of early buyables and media aimed at the younger set. Of particular interest is some 1950-style “fake news” in My Weekly Reader, for goodness’ sake, exemplary of the mind-set of the times. Nick Redfern makes more points supporting his controversial thesis that UFO, Mind-Altering Drugs, and a Secret Experiment were at the heart of the December 1980 Rendlesham Forest Incident. “Controversial” can’t begin to describe the weirdness in Flying Saucers and Giant Aliens Described in a Possible Declassified FBI File. Paul Seaburn has the entertaining story about “Memorandum 6751,” almost certainly a hoax, and Paul lays bare some of its problems. (WM)

The Day Bigfoot Stalked Workers in a Cornwall Forest Cornwall LiveThe jobs we’ve had in our younger years often have a special place in our hearts. The freedom, the simplicity, the run-ins with 7-foot-tall man-beasts…This British  encounter from about 20 years ago ended harmlessly enough but we have to wonder how many Bigfoot were actually involved given the wood knocks described. It might have concluded differently if the witness’s ride had arrived a quarter hour later.  Yet even as we add this to an enormous anecdotal collection of Sasquatch encounters, we still can’t prove the Hairy Guy is real. Nick Redfern explores this issue more in  Bigfoot: Why Can’t We Get the Proof? He reaches a conclusion that is both incredible and yet entirely believable: We can’t find evidence of an enormous flesh and blood creature because Bigfoot is something else. He is Other, and until we adjust our expectations and methods to this possibility, we will never uncover usable proof. (CM)
NUFORC Data Shows Increase in Reported UFO Sightings Began Well Before Pandemic Shutdowns Singular ForteanTobias Wayland takes a closer look at information from Peter Davenport’s National UFO Reporting Center than did a Wall Street Journal article. Te-Ping Chen’s WSJ piece UFO Spotting Has Replaced Bird Watching as Pandemic Obsession does however emphasize the individual human element behind the numbers. Other studies note a large monthly spike in reports at the beginning of the Pandemic, followed by a fairly precipitous plunge, with some moderate recovery in those numbers since. Recent sightings include ‘Was it an Alien?’: Mysterious Lights in South Carolina Sky Spark UFO Debate, whose video “result is not doing justice to what they saw”; a Scottish example in UFO Mystery as ‘Craft’ Captured above Town by Largs Schoolgirl; and in Mexico: Amateur Observer Records UFO Over Mazatlan. Expert analysis might prove helpful in all three cases. (WM)

Retired Pilot From Nimitz Tic-Tac UFO Incident Talks About Mysterious UniversePaul Seaburn seizes upon a Cmdr. David Fravor remark about what he engaged in 2004 to “amp up” two points: that the “bogey” he faced likely didn’t come from an Earthly assembly line, and that the thing–or another “Tic Tac” like it–committed an “act of war.” The extensive Fravor dialogue with podcaster Dr. Lex Fridman at David Fravor #122 Lex Fridman is likely the most comprehensive source for Fravor’s life and personal views on a matter of related topics as well as his “take” on the Nimitz incident. Nick Redfern researches the history behind the “LGM” meme in Taking a Look at the “Little Green Men” Phenomenon. Regarding another favorite Refernian topic Nick asks about Roswell: Why Can’t We Get the Proof? He examines why each of the three military explanations won’t hold water, then considers why no “alien crash” documentation exists while there is some support for his thesis about a U.S. experiment gone awry. (WM)


The Pros and Cons of Filming Paranormal Encounters Haley Is A GhostHere are a pair of enlightening pieces illustrating some of the challenges faced by paranormal researchers. Hayley Stevens describes the pitfalls of capturing photographic evidence, providing a narrative of a personal comedy of errors and demonstrating the limitations of our ever-present cellphone cameras. Next, Nick Redfern describes how easily dots can be connected when an investigation’s outcome is decided ahead of the facts. In The Peril of the Paranormal: Putting Threads Together That Have No Real Connections he is quick to point out that this is a favorite tactic of conspiracy theorists. Keep this in mind the next time your neighbor warns you about microchips in vaccines. (CM)
Surprise Find! Thermal-Drones Spot Ancient Earthwork in Kansas Ancient OriginsThe second-largest pre-European settlement in North America is yielding more of its secrets thanks to drone-based imaging, says Ashley Cowie. Despite some issues, a video presentation about Etzanoa gives more details. Elizabeth Dohms-Harter offers an eye-opening article behind her assertion that Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People to Spirits. The amazingly rich prehistory of “a sculpted land” and the loss of so much of those religious and artistic creations stand out here. Modern techniques are also helping Scientists Recreate Prehistoric Acoustics of Stonehenge, per David Keys. 3D printing a 2.5m diameter Stonehenge and studying the result in a sound laboratory produced several conclusions about the auditory properties of Stonehenge in its heyday, before 50% of its larger monoliths were lost. And another case of modern technology combatting the depredations of time and humanity is April Green’s Destroyed Ancient Temple Now Open for Virtual Exploration. The heartbreaking destruction of Palmyra’s Temple of Bel during the Syrian civil war has been somewhat mitigated by an interactive point-cloud digital tool created by UC San Diego. (WM)

Human life, reality and the new people we meet in our journy

A person I met today, a very intelligent, aware and enlightened women had brought up a very good point as well as the subject for today (And if you’re reading this post….thank you for a very good conversation and the chance to exchange ideas and get to know an “old soul”!) A little brief history of today…the subject of the paranormal had been brought up, she expressed her intensities about it as did I. The subject of alien civilizations and humans was introduced. Food for thought…could our human existence have been a “seeding” project for a much more advanced, truly alien faction or civilization and we are now, as in a few hundred to a thousand people per decade, year, month etc., becoming aware of this thought and the questions and are now starting come to terms that there may very well be our creators, and not what traditional religion(s) teach us?

Please do read this article in its entirety. The link to the full article from Scientific American Blog can be found below after the posted article:

Advanced Extraterrestrials as an Approximation to God

Our first encounter with E.T. technology could be as baffling to us as a smartphone would have been to a Neandertal

Despite the impression one gets from textbooks, our current knowledge of the universe represents a small island in a vast ocean of ignorance. The scientific enterprise is all about expanding the landmass of this island. And it is fun to engage in the activity of gaining knowledge; knowing everything in advance would have been much more boring. Still, it would be shocking to learn all at once of the discoveries of an alien civilization that been doing scientific and technological exploration for billions of years, in contrast to our mere few centuries. The eminent science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke codified this idea in the third of his three laws : “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Put another way, members of such a civilization would appear to us as a pretty good approximation to God.

Meeting a piece of advanced technological equipment developed by an extraterrestrial intelligence might resemble an imaginary encounter of ancient cave people with a modern cell phone. At first, they would interpret it as a shiny rock, not recognizing it as a communication device. The same thing might have happened in reaction to the first detection of an interstellar visitor to the solar system, ‘Oumuamua, which showed six peculiar properties but was nevertheless interpreted as a rock by mainstream astronomers.

Because it would likely be relatively small, most advanced equipment could only be recognized in the darkness of space when it comes close enough to our nearest lamppost, the sun. We can search for technological “keys” under this lamppost, but most of them will stay unnoticed if they pass far away. More fundamentally, one may wonder whether we are able to recognize technologies that were not already developed by us. After all, these technologies might feature subtle purposes—like the cell phone communication signals that a cave person would miss.

Is there something we might be missing already here and now? When looking around us, the most mysterious phenomenon we encounter routinely is the sophistication of complex life. Some scientists wondered whether life itself was seeded on Earth by an alien civilization in a process called “directed panspermia.” One can imagine a probe that brought the seeds of life in the form of microbes or instead a 3-D printer that produced these seeds out of the raw materials on Earth based on a prescribed blueprint. The universal left-handedness (chirality) of all life-forms on Earth without exception can be interpreted as stemming from a single panspermia event, be it natural (through a rock arriving from space) or artificial in origin . Even in this context, our imagination of what aliens might do will improve once we are able to produce synthetic life in the laboratory.

The number of targeted probes that are needed to seed life artificially in the habitable zone of a planetary systems is far smaller than the number of natural rocks that serve the same purpose on random trajectories. The advantage of 3-D printing of life from raw materials on a target planet is that natural DNA samples live a finite lifetime and may eventually disintegrate in a few million years, whereas artificial machinery can be constructed to last much longer…

Read the full article here

 

Our world is filled with questions. We sometimes do find the answers. We seek life answers, then are presented with more questions than answers to those life questions we ask.

Is our journey through this life a “training” exercise? Revelations (if we allow it to happen) that we have to accept that death is merely the next step into a much bigger, grander process of our being as individuals that during and even after, impart so very much on small and even larger levels that we sometimes fail to see our every interaction, literally, DOES have impacting effects on those around us!

Simple scenario: your kindness to a stranger to help them out in public say with helping them with a supporting word or even a simple “hello, how are you today”, sensing that that person is undergoing something stressing or traumatic (although you truly don’t know this individual)…all because your genuine nature came into play without the thought of “what can I get in return”. And of course, there are millions of other examples, this one being a simple way to illustrate a point.

What are your thoughts on this theory, idea or revelation of an age old need to know the answer to this type of question?

-MG

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We most surely cannot be alone!

It’s almost 2020, technology now allows us to see further and further into space. We have found numerous other Earth-like planets. Why, even to this day, do people still scoff at the idea of other sentient life, whether they be 1,000 years more advanced or 500 years less advanced than Humans? Life is abundant in the most unthinkable places even on our own planet. So why not elsewhere’s. Enjoy the documentary and watch with an open mind if you’re one of those who “need to see to believe” individuals.

 

Is Anybody Out There? (Alien Life Documentary)

A reader had pointed out something very important!

Comment from a reader:

Ok you need to stop fear mongering. Let the powers that be do that just dont buy into it.
Your right this is happening and the frequency is growing but putting a fear spin is completly missing the point of what is going down. we are being given an oportunity to go from a terrestrial species to a galactic species, if we can handle it.
Also the thing with art bell was a hoax google it if you dont believe me.

From the webmaster:

In response to the reader who suggested a taint of “fear spin” was added by me, in regards to certain UFO posts made here… no, I am NOT suggesting we all cower in fear at an impending “alien invasion” etc., I am simply pointing out the rising frequency of sightings worldwide leading to a possible landing/contact event.

You (reader) however are very correct in pointing out that we need to be prepared to become “galactic citizens” if need be!

So yes, I apologize for ANY misconceptions and DO advocate a willingness to accept a place amongst the stars, so to speak, with other sentient races out there.

-Admin

New Ohio testimony: Bright light UFO shoots straight up

Another witness came forward June 28, 2011, to report a bright light moving across the sky under 1,000 feet that “quickly shot up and ascended” before disappearing, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witnress reporting database.

The latest report comes from Ohio in MUFON Case # 29762.

Earlier reports of a similar bright light at lower altitudes that quickly shot up into the sky were made from Rhode Island and Kansas as told in: Rhode Island, Kansas witnesses describe bright light.

In this latest case, the reporting witness stated: “My husband and I were standing on our back patio at 11:30 p.m. EST when I noticed to the west a single light, slowly heading towards us approximately two miles away. After watching it approach our direction for a couple of minutes; I asked my husband if he noticed any flashing lights coming from it and he confirmed he saw no flashing lights either. There also was no sound coming from the object. We both watched it for another couple of minutes until it was just north of our location. It appeared to be about 500 -1000 feet above the ground. The light then quickly shot up and ascended in the sky until it disappeared.”

No images or video were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on June 28, 2011. The incident occurred on June 26, 2011. No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the report. The above quotes were edited for clarity.

Ohio is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating,
 with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Ohio had 8 reports in May 2011 – while California had 55 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.

MUFON investigators report triangle UFOs and missing time

Actual alien tech or new black Op's tech of our own?

Two Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) investigators report observing two triangle-shaped objects in the sky and experiencing missing time as they traveled south along Highway 67 in Missouri’s Saint Francious County enroute to the Piedmont UFO Festival, according to June 20, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network witness reporting database.

The reporting witness is Assistant State Director for Missouri and the second witness is a STAR Team Investigator for Kansas MUFON.

While driving along Missouri’s Highway 67, they noticed a bright object to their east.

“As I was driving south on 67 Highway past Farmington at the very south edge of Francious County, I noticed a bright object in the sky to the east,” the reporting witness stated. “The object appeared to be three very bright lights in a triangular pattern. It was approximately the size of a large pea held at arm’s length. The object was much brighter than any planet (5 x brighter than Venus) and was bluish/white in color. It was at approximately 50 degrees off the horizon and ENE of our position. It appeared to get larger and clearer as I watched it. I also had an uneasy feeling, which started before I saw the object.”

The reporting witness then asked the second witness to have a look – but the first object disappeared while a second object appeared.

“He said the object moved to the North, and when I looked it was gone. He watched several shooting objects without tails moving from west to northeast, but behaving like shooting stars. Then three long, white lights appeared, moving very fast from a NE to SW direction. The first triangular object appeared and disappeared three times. These objects moved around the sky for approximately 15 minutes. The skies clouded over and we lost sight of the objects. We were both very uneasy about the entire sighting, and thought it was coincidental that this occurred while we were on our way to the Piedmont UFO Festival where I was speaking.”

Upon arriving at the event, they realized that there was more than one hour of missing time.

“The duration of the trip should have been six hours according to my GPS. With stops taken into consideration, we should have arrived at 9:30 p.m., but we arrived at our destination at 10:37 p.m., so we had over an hour of missing time. We cannot account for the missing time.”

But the strange events did not stop upon arriving at the UFO event – odd things happened to a computer that the reporting witness had brought with her to the festival.

“While at the event, my computer, which contained the Power Point presentation on UFO sightings in Missouri, was stolen from my locked vehicle. It has since reappeared in my house on my dining room table, minus the Power Point presentation I was going to use and another one on a different UFO case. The laptop was not there last night, but was this morning. I am absolutely positive it was in my vehicle, since we discussed taking it inside on the first day of the event (Friday), but I said no since I didn’t need it until Saturday, and moved it to a different spot in the back seat.”

And during their stay at the event, some paranormal events occurred.

“We had some paranormal events happen at the house we were staying at in Piedmont, which consisted of scratching and banging noises on the outside of the house and a glass breaking sound inside the house, which two of us heard, as well as some objects moved to different locations.”

Saint Francious County is located in Missouri’s Lead Belt, population 65,359. No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on June 20, 2011. The events occurred on June 16, 2011.

Missouri is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating,
 with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Missouri had 12 reports in May 2011 – while California had 55 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation. Missouri remains on our Watch List.

You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The most up-to-date UFO information can be heard at web radio show UFO Traffic Report  every Wednesday, 9 – 10:30 p.m. EST, which includes a UFO Witness Testimony Program segment, and an update of the UFO ALERT national rating system. Past shows are available at the Archive page.

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON.

I am the Assistant State Director for Missouri MUFON, and a Start Team Investigator. The person with me was a Star Team investigator for Kansas MUFON. We had a spectacular UFO sighting while on the last leg of our trip from Kansas City to Piedmont, MO, located in the SE corner of Missouri in Wayne County.

The duration of the trip should have been six hours according to my GPS. With stops taken into consideration, we should have arrived at 9:30 p.m., but we arrived at our destination at 10:37 p.m., so we had over an hour of missing time. We cannot account for the missing time.

As I was driving South on 67 Highway past Farmington at the very South edge of Francious County, I noticed a bright object in the sky to the East. The object appeared to be three very bright lights in a triangular pattern. It was approximately the size of a large pea held at arm’s length. The object was much brighter than any planet (5 x brighter than Venus) and was bluish/white in color. It was at approximately 50 degrees off the horizon and ENE of our position. It appeared to get larger and clearer as I watched it. I also had an uneasy feeling, which started before I saw the object.

I asked my passenger (the other MUFON investigator) to take a look at the object, so he opened the sunroom of my SUV and watched it. He said the object moved to the North, and when I looked it was gone. He watched several shooting objects without tails moving from West to Northeast, but behaving like shooting stars. Then three long white lights appeared, moving very fast from a NE to SW direction. The first triangular object appeared and disappeared three times. These objects moved around the sky for approximately fifteen minutes. The skies clouded over and we lost sight of the objects. We were both very uneasy about the entire sighting, and thought it was coincidental that this occurred while we were on our way to the Piedmont UFO Festival where I was speaking.

While at the event, my computer, which contained the power point presentation on UFO sightings in Missouri, was stolen from my locked vehicle. It has since reappeared in my house on my dining room table, minus the power point presentation I was going to use and another one on a different UFO case. The laptop was not there last night, but was this morning. I am absolutely positive it was in my vehicle, since we discussed taking it inside on the first day of the event (Friday), but I said no since I didn’t need it until Saturday, and moved it to a different spot in the back seat.

Also notable: We had some paranormal events happen at the house we were staying at in Piedmont, which consisted of scratching and banging noises on the outside of the house and a glass breaking sound inside the house, which two of us heard, as well as some objects moved to different locations. I had a strange dream about being abducted and restrained on a UFO, but that may be just a dream given the circumstances.

Attached are Google Earth pictures with the location of the first sighting noted and the location of our destination. Note that East of our first position where the first UFO was spotted is the Mississippi River.

UFO over Scotland?

It’s hard to imagine the industrial town of Bonnybridge near Falkirk as a portal to another dimension but the everyday hustle and bustle of the area hides a more mysterious and sinister background.

Nicknamed the ‘UFO capital of Scotland’, Bonnybridge is a hotspot for extra-terrestrial activity and people from around the world have come to the town to gaze at the skies above. Some reports state there are over 300 UFO sightings a year in the town alone.

UFO expert and author of Beyond the Falkirk Triangle Ronald Halliday believes that Scotland’s twilight zone isn’t just restricted to the Falkirk area and there are strange lights to be seen all over the country. Is there something strange going on in Scotland’s skies?

Speaking to The Hour Ronald said: “People do have close up encounters and people do claim to have seen things that are very hard to explain right away.

“There have been thousands of reported sightings in Scotland and in fact the country has been labelled the UFO capital of the world. There has even been some suggestion that Scotland acts as a window into another dimension.

“Again, there have been thousands of reported sightings of UFOs in Bonnybridge over the years and all sort of strange things have been happening. People from all over the world have gone there to see if they can spot something. If you want to see a UFO come to Scotland.”

The release of previously confidential MOD files by the National Archive in 2008 unravelled further suspicions of potential unidentified objects in Scotland’s skies. From 1940 onwards various eyewitness accounts have included everything from mysterious beams of light in Lennoxtown to an alleged abduction in Livingston.

Despite its reputation as a hotspot for alien activity, Ronald insists that it has never been more important to validate potential sightings and check for signs of false or natural explanations.

“I think we have got to be critical about the whole thing. You can’t accept every claim that someone has seen something strange unless there is real evidence; you have to evaluate it and take a look to see if we can explain it through science or natural phenomenon.

“People think they have seen something strange but when you take a look and investigate it you find out that really there is nothing behind it.”

However one would be advised to keep your eyes on the Scottish skies for now. As the use of camera-phones and handheld recording equipment grows, so too does the chance of spotting a UFO – just make sure to wear a warm jacket.

“I’d advise [UFO hunters] to take a very warm coat and be prepared to spend some time in an isolated spot. You don’t want to be near a city.”

SCOTLAND’S X FILES:

‘Bright white missile’ reported low over Independence, Missouri

An Independence, MO, witness is looking for an explanation after watching “a bright, white object that looked like a fat missile” moving overhead under 1,000 feet, according to June 22, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness had just gotten into a car after getting off of work and compared the object to a missile “like from World War II aiming down at a 45 degree angle.”

The witness described the object.

“It had a skinny tail on top of it at a 120 degree angle,” the witness stated. “It moved across the sky kind of like a plane would, but it was moving in a very straight, smooth path and flying very low. I was surprised to see a plane that low in this area. I’d guess that it was at about 500 – 1,000 feet, but don’t know for sure.”

The object then moved behind trees and the witness was unable to see it again.

No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on June 22, 2011. The event occurred on June 21, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Independence is the fourth largest city in Missouri, lying within Jackson and Clay counties, population 116,830.

Other recent stories from Missouri include:

MUFON investigators report triangle UFOs and missing time

Missouri kids watching storm see ‘huge disc-shaped object’

Missouri is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Missouri had 12 reports in May 2011 – and remains on our Watch List – while California had 55 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.

You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The most up-to-date UFO information can be heard at web radio show UFO Traffic Report  every Wednesday, 9 – 10:30 p.m. EST, which includes a UFO Witness Testimony Program segment, and an update of the UFO ALERT national rating system. Past shows are available at the Archive page.

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON.

MO, June 21, 2011 – Missle-shaped object over Independence. MUFON Case # 29679.

I was getting in my car after work and something caught my eye in the sky slightly to my East. I saw a bright white object that looked like a fat missle (like from WWII) aiming down at a 45 degree angle.

It had a skinny tail on top of it at a 120 degree angle. It moved across the sky kind of like a plane would, but it was moving in a very straigt, smooth path and flying very low. I was surprised to see a plane that low in this area. I’d guess that it was at about 500- 1,000 feet but don’t know for sure.

It was cloudy out with dark clouds in the Eastern sky where I was looking so the object really stood out. It moved behind trees and I couldn’t see it after that.

I’d like to know what it was. After that, I headed home (West) on 23rd Street. I was at 291 Highway and 23rd street and noticed a very strange cloud hanging low over an area around Noland Road. It was low and black with sharp edges and a few puffy black clouds around it that were all the same size. It looked very odd – I’ve never seen anything like it. It stayed there the entire time I was driving.

We are not alone in the universe!

It’s become an almost silly question to ask…are we alone? If we are, then there’s a lot of wasted space out there! Seriously, it’s almost absurd to even think we are the only species in such a vast expanse of space. An interesting video non-the less! Enjoy this video.

About the video: An interesting BBC movie about a question that man kind has always arises: “Are we alone in the universe?”

Now for some paranormal news!

House torments child with whispers of violence
Three years after the Smithmeyers moved into their newly constructed home in Liberty, Mo., strange occurrences slowly appeared in their lives. After four years of unexplained bumps and slamming doors – things started targeting the children…

Ghosts spooked ‘X-Men- First Class’ cast at ancient British mansion
The cast and crew of X-Men- First Class has revealed that the Anglefield House in Berkshire, England where they were stationed for the shoot, was haunted…

Spooky experiences reported at Galion’s Brownella Cottage
Bishop William Montgomery Brown is obviously a prankster. The deceased man who some think still inhabits Brownella Cottage likes to open doors, mess with alarms and play with those who visit his home…

Mysterious fire woman pays debt of gratitude to spiritualist
For a whole month, hundreds of mysterious fires broke out in a 73-year-old widow’s house in rural Kelantan. When her problem ended, she pledged to come to Penang to thank one of the paranormal experts who came to her aid…

CREATURES:

Bizarre, unexplained creature photographed in Mexico
Last year, people in the small Mexican town of Chiquimitío were startled by the arrival of this bizarre creature. They took a few pictures and a short cell video, but this remains one of the clearest images of its head. What is it?..

Bigfoot group watchful along flooded Missouri River
They haven’t seen anything yet, but a group searching for proof of Bigfoot is alert for reports along the Missouri River, where they believe heavy flooding could disrupt the legendary creature’s normal comings and goings…

Muddy prints bring Bigfoot researchers to Gibsonville
At first, Bernadette and Leonard Braley didn’t pay much attention to the spots of mud on the road about 50 feet from their home on Quartz Court in Gibsonville last October. But then the Braleys began looking at the mud more closely and thought they looked a lot like footprints. Leonard grabbed the measuring tape and Bernadette a camera. They took photos of what they thought were 16-inch muddy footprints…

The return of the Boggy Creek monster?

A sixteenth century dinosaur
At first glance, the strange animal pictured on the left looks like a small theropod dinosaur — or at any rate, a rather cartoony caricature of one. Admittedly it has some undinosaurlike features such as horns and long droopy ears, and it doesn’t appear to have any forelimbs… but with its thick tail, birdlike legs and reptilian head it looks more like a dinosaur than anything else!

The giant salamander theory at Loch Ness
This is mostly here as a footnote. At the time that the “Monster” was breaking into news in 1933, local fishermen, boat-workers, dockmen and sailors allowed there had been scuttlebut there was a “Salamander” in the Loch which had been told of from time to time. Rupert T Gould eventually came to the theory that the Loch Ness Monster was a gigantic longnecked newt, which can be related to Charles Gould’s earlier theory that the Sea-serpent was a giant salamander, citing the Chinese giant salamander as the model to build the theory on…

A mermaid tale

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Animal mutilation in Argentina
Residents of the Los Eucaliptos district saw their habitual calm disturbed by a macabre discovery made by children playing along the intermittent Cuchi Corral creek. It was the carcass of a dog missing the rear half of its body and all of its entrails, as can be attested by the images accompanying this note.

SPACE MYSTERIES:

Is Google censoring Nibiru Planet X or is it just more 2012 paranoia?
The supposedly hush-hush conspiracy is known as Nibiru or “Planet X.” Today, people prognosticate the end of the world, creating dramatic YouTube videos featuring footage of natural disasters, while scientists attempt to explain the threat in coherent terms, many of which downplay the imminent danger…

RELIGIOUS MYSTERIES:

Shroud of Turin is a fake created by famous master Giotto, claims Italian art expert
The Shroud of Turin was made by medieval artist Giotto, it was claimed yesterday. The 14ft length of fabric, said to be the burial cloth of Christ, bears a faint image of a man and appears to be stained by blood. However carbon-dating tests have suggested it was produced between 1260 and 1390…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Psychic led police to Texas mass grave hoax?
The chaos that ensued Tuesday (June 7) as helicopters, reporters and onlookers descended upon what a “psychic” claimed was the scene of a grisly mass murder at a rural farmhouse in Houston, Texas, may suggest that psychics help out police on tricky cases. Well, in this particular case, what the woman claiming to be a psychic insisted would be dozens of dismembered bodies, including those of children – a la “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – turned out to be nothing…

Psychics becoming popular in news reports
Psychics have always had a sort of stigma attached to their gifts when it comes to skeptics and rabid opponents of “the occult.” It doesn’t help when out of the many who claim to be psychic, only a very select few people actually harness ESP abilities.

Notable News!

GHOSTS, HAUNTED PLACES AND POLTERGEISTS:

Ghost photographed in model’s home
Argentinian model and actress, Emilia Attias has been pretty vocal about growing up in a supposed haunted house. She has described in interviews the types of phenomenon experienced in the house while growing up. Disembodied footsteps, voices and strange knocks were experienced in that house. Of course, one always disregards these types of stories as them being a child’s imagination. This would seem to be the case for Emilia Attias except for one thing; there appears to be evidence to support her claims…

Interview with John Zaffis of “Haunted Collector”
“Haunted Collector” is a new weekly series about the real-life hunt to find objects that may hold supernatural powers or be portals to the spirit world. John Zaffis and his crew of paranormal investigators seek out the strange and unusual, and often find it. During a question and answer session for members of the press with Zaffis, I was able to gather information about this new series…

Paranormal team reveal signs of possible haunting
The thump of heavy footsteps and the banging of a judge’s gavel in the old courtroom: All are signs of what local paranormal investigators are calling a possible residual haunting of the Museum of Ashe County History. The team, known as 3P Paranormal, spent a night in the old county courthouse in May to further their research of the unknown as well as to debunk, or clarify, rumors of a haunting in what was once the county’s social and judicial Mecca…

Not your everyday ectoplasm: Spirit mediums and nonhuman weirdness
The subject of spirit mediums, séances and spirit manifestations are among what are considered some of the more dubious claims out there these days pertaining to the unexplained, especially in the realms of serious psychic research. All too often we’ve been made privy to tricks and treachery used to fool the gullible and unsuspecting into believing they had witnessed manifestations of strange beings from beyond the grave, or sometimes even from other worlds…

CREATURES:

Mystery river creatures surface on both sides of the Atlantic
Was it an unknown marine monster that raised its head above the surface of the River Mersey in England on May 25? And what was the mysterious 7-foot-long creature that washed ashore near New York’s famous Brooklyn Bridge on May 21?..

Monsters and proof
People often ask me: When will we finally have proof for the existence of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra and the absolute menagerie of additional strange beasts alleged to lurk in the darker and wilder parts of our world? But when people ask that question, what many of them they really want to know is this: When will we have proof that Bigfoot is a giant ape, and the creatures of Loch Ness represent a surviving, relic population of plesiosaurs?..

Poll finds many Washington residents believe in Sasquatch and UFOs
Another 13 percent have seen Sasquatch or know someone who has. PEMCO Insurance Northwest, a local insurance company in Washington state, polled residents about Sasquatch and UFOs.

CREATURES:

Stalking Altie: Does Georgia have its own Loch Ness Monster?
An alligator spies on my family as we stand on a midden heap on a muddy bank of the South Altamaha River. Our flip-flops crunch on the jagged oyster shells and pottery shards cast off by Native Americans a couple of centuries ago. Our guide points out their importance to the history of coastal Georgia, but I can’t pay proper attention. I’ve brought my family to Darien in search of a monster…

Bigfoot video in May is a hoax, overlayed video on another

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

A curious case of foreign accent syndrome
Karen Butler could get her American accent back with intensive speech therapy, but she likes her new one. When Karen Butler went in for dental surgery, she left with more than numb gums: She also picked up a pronounced foreign accent. It wasn’t a fluke, or a joke – she’d developed a rare condition called foreign accent syndrome that’s usually caused by an injury to the part of the brain that controls speech…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Spirit whisperer
Whether you are a believer or not, the fact remains people who claim to have psychic abilities are among us and continue to be a point of intrigue. Charmaine Wilson, 46, of Brisbane is one such individual and is not shy in saying “there are a lot of questionable psychics out there”…

MEDIA: BOOKS, MOVIES, TV, GAMES:

“Investigating the Impossible”
Ulrich Magin. Investigating the Impossible: Sea Serpents in the Air, Volcanoes that Aren’t and Other Out of Place Mysteries. Anomalist Books, 2011. Ulrich Magin is a Fortean writer very much in the Magonia mould as his introduction to this collection of essays shows, where he contrasts the various approaches to reports of anomalous experiences. The skeptical one simply says that the witnesses are lying, or drunk, or crazy or just mistaken, or there is a ‘rational’ explanation and that is that, end of the matter…

PODCASTS WORTH LISTENING TO:

Are ghosts real? Guy Lyon Playfair’s thirty-year investigation yields insights
Skeptiko: Noted parapsychology investigator and author Guy Lyon Playfair discusses poltergeists, after-death communication and the telepathy of twins. Join Skeptiko guest host Steve Volk for an interview with Guy Lyon Playfair. During the interview Mr. Playfair summarizes what he’s learned about the poltergeist phenomena…

Eyes of the Mothman: Matthew Pellowski & Anastasia Konstantinou
Binnall of America: BoA:Audio kicks off their summer session by welcoming filmmakers Matthew J. Pellowski and Anastasia Konstantinou for a conversation on their film “Eyes of the Mothman.” Includes a number of bizarre stories from the making of the film, finer details surrounding the Mothman mythos, and a firsthand account of what Point Pleasant, West Virginia is like today.

Recent UFO sightings

UFO sightings and crop circles from various parts of the world.These sightings are not confirmed as real or fakes. Interesting non-the less! With so many sightings taking place, I for one am waiting (impatiently) for an actual landing and and a very real contact situation that will not be covered up! If and when that day ever comes, enjoy the footage anyways. If you or anyone you know have ever had any encounters etc., with UFO’s, your experiences are wanted! Send them in to be posted here at The Paranormal Effect.

UFO FOOTAGE: UFO Over Berlin May 22 2011

UFO’s over East Los Angeles May 21, 2011

Crop Circles 2011 – Hoeven, Netherlands 20 May 2011

New crop circles – Burderop Down near Wroughton, Wiltshire, UK 22 May 2011

Notable paranormal news

   Haunted building spooks KTVB reporter
It seems like every stop along the KTVB Live Tour has had some story of the unexplained: haunted hotels, or sea monsters. The same is true in Vale. Local legend has it that there is paranormal activity in the Drexler Hall building and several other places around town…

The Birkdale Palace Hotel and Fishermans Rest haunting
Old Lancashire has some fascinating ghost stories and I have an intimate family relationship with the following account. The Birkdale Palace Hotel was a lavishness hotel situated in the coastal resort of Birkdale, Southport, on the north-west coast of England…

Ghost busting in Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina. By day, the view of the harbor, historical buildings, and of course shopping bring out people from around the world. But, when night falls in this historical city, it just may bring out people from another world…

Ghost of Folsom Street raised ruckus with racket

Ghosts of South Carolina: Two stories of lost love and tragic death
Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, the history of ghosts in South Carolina is an interesting subject. The tales told by long time residents can cause cold chills and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Here are a couple of places you can visit that have pretty spooky stories…

Ghostly goings on at hotel
If ever you’re passing the White Hart Hotel in the middle of Gainsborough and see a couple of women beckoning to you from a first floor window, you might want to take a closer look. Word has it that these are ‘ladies of the night’ looking for business. They are among several spirits which have been seen, heard, or ‘felt’ at the Lord Street hotel, which dates back to the early 1800s…

Investigating paranormal activity: Seeking out the supernatural in Baltimore

CREATURES:

Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years — first ever photographs taken
A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, bizarrely showed up at the front door of an ecolodge at a nature reserve in Colombia, South America…

Canadians claim to have solved Sasquatch mystery
The Erickson Project team member Randy Brisson discusses the circumstances of how he obtained some of his materials for the upcoming, 2011 landmark documentary on Sasquatch with the grandfather of Hominology, Dr. Igor Burtsev from Moscow Russia.

Bigfoot sighting in Ketchikan?
Driving up the Alcan Highway through Canada, there is a whole stretch of Canadian towns along the road touting their bigfoot-rich properties, a tourist draw for those who believe in the unsubsantiated animal…

Motorist catches sight of a yowie
What’s more than two metres (six foot) tall, solidly built and covered in shaggy hair? It’s a common description of a mythical Australian creature known as a yowie, a specimen of which has been reportedly spotted near Centenary Dr, north of Grafton…

Giant snake flees Mississippi floods
This photo, purportedly taken near Louisiana’s Morganza Spillway, is simultaneously horrifying and kind of amusing. The snake just looks so purposeful, with its head raised like that. As though it’s out running some errands, or on a morning commute…

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Japan earthquake was “in the air” days before, scientist claims
The atmosphere above the epicenter of the March 11 earthquake in Japan underwent unusual changes in the days leading up to the disaster, according to preliminary data…

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

Meet the woman allergic to electricity
A British woman cannot use an electric kettle, keeps her washing machine in a concrete outhouse and cannot have neighbours with wireless internet because she is allergic to electricity…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Salt Lake psychic reveals the truth about end of the world predictions
You may have heard that some people believe the end of the world is coming this weekend. ABC 4 wants to know what the future really holds, so Wednesday “Good Morning Utah” talked with a seasoned Salt Lake area psychic to find out…

ANGELS AND DEMONS:

School turns to feng shui for exorcism
A group of feng shui masters recently went to a primary school in Guangdong province to exorcise ghosts in visits that have given rise to much controversy among the public.