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ALIEN BASES EXIST ALL AROUND US!
ALIEN BASES EXIST ALL AROUND US
THEIR OCCUPANTS LURK IN THE DARKNESS OF THE SHADOW WORLD
THESE ARE THE STRONGHOLDS OF THE ULTRA-TERRESTRIALS, THE MYSTERIOUS ABODES FROM WHICH THEY TERRORIZE AND TORMENT THEIR HUMAN PREY -- AS WELL AS OFFERING FRIENDSHIP AND ADVICE FROM TIME TO TIME
There is evidence that human-looking ETs may be living right down the road from you, hidden in some secluded base of operations. They have been seen to emerge from a landed craft and then observed in the checkout line of the local supermarket the next day. Should they be "found out" and followed into the parking lot just a few feet away, they are seen to vanish right before the eyes of stunned witnesses.
Some UFO strongholds are believed to be located high in the mountains – such as Mount Shasta, Mount Olympus, at the highest points of the Andes and around the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.
Other ET bases are located way back in the jungles of Mexico and along the Amazon. Still others require diving and sonar equipment to pinpoint the aliens’ watery world. Additional bases are “hidden” in plain sight. They could be in what seem to be abandoned buildings. Or out-of-the-way castles or mansions that can house a sizable encampment of Ultra-terrestrials. They might be concealed along darkened trails that lead to the swamplands of America, or in the unpopulated areas of Australia’s Outback. One of the most hidden alien bases is believed to be within forty miles of the White House.
For decades we have collected a multitude of reports that have come our way, regulating some to the waste basket because they lack credibility. Others remain in our “grey basket,” because they have yet to be proven or disproven, while the remainder might lead us to some well-deserved discoveries if we manage to enter the star gate that is poised on the dark end of sundown.
It’s believed – and we are seeking concrete proof – that at least some of those researchers who have gone in search of alien “hangouts” have never returned to give accounts of what they came across. Such a case would be that of Raymond Bernard, who entered the jungles of Brazil in search of an alien cavern base. The intrepid explorer might have gotten snatched by the reptilians or Richard Shaver’s “Dero,” who want to keep well secluded from the prying eyes of the human race. Others, more lucky, have returned to share their positive experiences with friends and associates.
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From Whistleblowers to Demons in the Department of Defense
By Nick Redfern
Back in 2010, I wrote a book called Final Events; a book that turned out to be very controversial. It was focused on the secret research and conclusions of a small think-tank-type group in the U.S. Government that believed (and still believes) that the UFO phenomenon is demonic in nature and origin. I would not have been able to write the book had it not been for a man named Ray Boeche, a priest and UFO researcher/writer. In November 1991, Ray met with two people attached to the clandestine program. The pair had major concerns regarding where things were going. Ray was told that some of the people working on the Department of Defense program fell ill. There were strange runs of bad luck. And, there were even deaths – of at least three people. Those on the project were trying to interact with what they termed Non-Human Entities, or NHEs. In fairly quick time, however, the group came around to the theory that what they were really dealing with were demons. It’s important to note something that not many realize: namely, that Ray was not the only person to interact with the two DoD guys.
Ray revealed that during a subsequent chat with his sources in the Department of Defense, in May 1994, he brought up the matter of Linda Howe’s book, Glimpses of Other Realities, Volume 1: Facts & Eyewitnesses. The pair was very keen to read Howe’s book. As a result, a copy was soon in their hands. After reading it, the pair had a great deal to say about the whole controversy. The communication to Howe began as follows: “Dear Ms. Howe: Your book is an excellent, thought-provoking work. Overall many salient points are covered quite well. Following are some random notes for your consideration. Study David Bohm’s Wholeness and the Implicate Order. Much insight into the mechanics of the NHEs (non-human entities) can be gained from study of his ideas. He is on target with his concepts, and our program is attempting, unfortunately to exploit them.”
They continued: “Perhaps a better description might be that the mechanics of the NHEs ability to interact with our physical reality is what Bohm’s work details, and the contact with the NHEs has occurred, and will continue to occur, regardless of our understanding of the mechanism of the contact. Our misguided program directors cling to the false belief that we can control or manipulate the NHEs, when in actuality, the reverse is occurring – we are the ones being manipulated and deceived. Cellular changes in plants from within genuine crop circle formations are due to the same sort of energy release/exposure as that used in the so-called ‘negative healing’ experimentation. Once again, [the] forces being utilized by NHEs, to interact with us in a bizarre, confusing manner, designed to divert us and draw our attention from the true purpose of their actions: manipulation and deceit.”
The two men then addressed two other issues: cattle mutilations and black helicopters: “The penultimate diversion in this whole area is the mutilation of thousands of animals. The NHEs, with the ability to work unseen (read invisibly), and to create incisions and excise tissue in manners which seem humanly impossible (because they are) and to either remain totally undetected, or to create the illusion of extraterrestrial beings (the apparent UFO/phantom helicopter sightings, and concomitant occupant sightings often associated with the events), provide an extremely effective smoke screen. People are now busy chasing secret government projects, satanic cults, and UFOs, while the actual perpetrating agents go unsuspected. Regarding the phantom helicopters, while many are direct NHE ‘productions’ (craft is not an appropriate term as they do not need to travel via a propulsion device), many are related to our program, especially regarding running checks and surveillance on mutilation sites and so-called abduction victims.”
There was far more to say: “The comment left on your telephone answering machine referenced on Page 194 (Glimpses, Vol. 1) may very well have been made by someone within the government hierarchy who has been convincingly fed the false ET scenario propagated as disinformation by those who are in charge of the NHE projects. Many variations of this exist, and all who are privy to a particular variation are convinced they have ‘the answer.’ With our society as it is now, the core truth of the situation is such that the public really could not handle it. The ultimate diversionary tactic to this point (and diversions will begin to increase in frequency, degree of strangeness, and in a more overt fashion, visible to greater numbers of observers) is the UFO abduction scenario. The concept of these events, real though they are, being the result of extraterrestrial beings is a masterful piece of disinformation to divert attention away from the real source of the NHEs. Our information as to the true nature of these events does not negate the possibility of extraterrestrial life. But the causal source of the UFO and UFO abduction phenomena is not extraterrestrial.”
“The so-called Roswell crash of 1947 did indeed occur and debris of a non-earthly type was found, as were non-human bodies,” the DoD men said. They added: “Although in our position we cannot speak with authority, we believe that there is a basis in truth for Bob Lazar’s story of government-held ‘craft.’ However, the origin is not extraterrestrial. The NHEs being dealt with in our psi (mind control) weapons development, and who are apparently allowing themselves to be used, for a time, are neither benevolent nor neutral. It was our feeling that very few could understand or accept this. That is the reason we approached our mutual friend (Ray Boeche). His theological training, his acceptance of orthodox Christian thought, and his obvious abilities as an astute researcher, seemed to indicate to us that we might effectively communicate our concerns through him, and still maintain our positions, which would enable us to accurately monitor the ongoing work. He has made some blunt statements which run counter to the positions of his peers, and has been roundly criticized by many for his position, but we desperately hope that at least some are listening.”
The issue of “deception” was also on their minds: “Your comments and thoughts (in Glimpses of Other Realities) concerning ancient civilizations and their contacts with the NHEs need to be considered in light of the bigger picture of the deception of mankind as a whole. If this grand deception is taking the course it seems to be, then it makes complete sense to analyze the false gods of ancient civilizations in light of the current level of deception. It is only logical that given their non-human, other-dimensional nature, the NHEs would be able to foresee the need to establish a foundational base, the facts of which could be slightly twisted, or distorted, by the fog of antiquity and forgotten cultural distinctiveness, to seemingly establish themselves as the bringers of all good things to humanity. Explore [Jacques] Vallee’s Passport to Magonia again, for more close parallels between the ‘faerie’ manifestation of the NHEs, and current events. Dr. Vallee was so close to the truth of the situation, with the exception that the ultimate manipulators are not human.”
They concluded: “You have created a remarkable piece of work which helps to begin to point to the final truth behind the phenomena. Our mutual friend could be most helpful to you in explaining details of the deception. We, on our part, will be happy to answer specific questions you may wish to put to us. You must understand, however, that some things simply can’t be discussed. Please transmit your questions and or concerns via our friend. We believe you can understand our need for discretion, and the wisdom of limiting the number of direct contacts we make. We applaud your efforts, and we look forward to your next volume. You are a very bright and obviously courageous woman who seems to remember the maxim, ‘You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.’ With our sincerest best wishes.”
It’s intriguing to note that in Wholeness and the Implicate Order, which Ray Boeche’s sources urged UFO researcher Linda Howe to read, author David Bohm said that: “In the enfolded [or implicate] order, space and time are no longer the dominant factors determining the relationships of dependence or independence of different elements. Rather, an entirely different sort of basic connection of elements is possible, from which our ordinary notions of space and time…are abstracted as forms derived from the deeper order.”
Source: Mysterious Universe
- THINGS THAT STALK YOU IN THE NIGHT DEPARTMENT -
Murderous Phantoms and Homicidal Poltergeists
Some spirit entities are more dangerous than others, according to a new book from Timothy Green Beckley's publishing house Global Communications. The book is called "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts - Uncovering the Truth About Terrifying Homicidal Poltergeists." Beckley kindly warns potential readers that the book is not for the faint of heart.
In his introductory chapter, Beckley lays out the book's theme:
"Most of us think of ghosts as frightening entities," he begins, "but I'm really not sure why. I mean, the majority of ghostly entities and spirits are like will-o-the-wisps. They may drift out of the cobwebs of your attic or a damp cellar corner, but, for the most part, they don't really do anything dramatic or harmful - except perhaps throw a chair in the air, or shake a bed till it rocks, or step heavily on the floorboards in your house alerting you to their presence. Now I've seen doors open and close by themselves, lights go on and off and dishes drop to the floor without breaking. But after watching hours upon hours of your favorite ghost hunters' show, I really can't get as excited as I was at age four when I thought I saw a full body apparition in my room surrounded by a brilliant aura.
"TV and the movies portray ghosts and the esoteric in general in a more aggressive light," Beckley continues. "You have 'Ghostbusters' with its slime and 'The Exorcist's' star Linda Blair spitting pea soup and defaming her mother with a reference to oral sex and what she can do while in hell. Nothing like a good nail biting horror story like 'Pet Semetary' to prompt us to hide under the covers and leave on the night light next to the bed. It doesn't matter in these instances if we are five or fifty, a good scare is a good scare!"
But what about fearsome ghosts away from the fictionalized world of horror movies?
"Good scares in real life," Beckley writes, "as far as ghosts go, are pretty much a rarity, except for those occasional cases which are guaranteed to make you wet your pants and scare the bejesus out of you. For purposes of this work we naturally decided not to include your average, mundane ghost story. What we are concerned with at the moment are incidents which can be categorized as the most diabolic of poltergeist experiences, as well as skirmishes with the most gruesome and alarming phantoms you are ever likely to deal with."
A HORRIFYING RESIDUAL HAUNTING CRIME SCENE
And, true to his word, "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts" delivers on that promise as it recounts some of the most frightening encounters with evil entities in recorded occult lore. As I was researching for my own contribution to the book, I ran across the following story, which can be found online at:
The article is headlined "The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within this Farmhouse." The author identifies himself as a ghost hunter who normally takes his cue from other paranormal investigators. But this case seemed to fall right into his lap. As he drove along to another location he had been told was haunted, his "spidey senses" alerted him to a rundown farmhouse somewhere in California.
"When I stopped in front of the property," the unnamed writer writes, "I could almost hear screams and growls in my head. Strangely enough, there were no signs blocking the entrance to the property, so I grabbed my equipment and went in. I found it odd that the majority of the trees and plants surrounding the old house were either dead or dying."
The house itself was decaying from the inside out. There were boards nailed across the door, which the ghost hunter said were flimsy and easy to tear down.
"The door opened on its own," he writes. "Creepy enough. But I had to remember that the dangers were more than structural. The familiar pricking up of my hairs and the chills hit me fast."
When he walked into the kitchen what he saw made him freeze in his tracks.
"A woman was slumped on the floor under the sink," he recounts, "with a large knife in her chest and trickling blood. I was able to see through her and I realized I was in the middle of a residual haunting, but then she looked up. The pain in her face was horrible, but she managed to raise her hand and point upwards. Then she screamed. I looked up, but no one was there, so I turned back as I trembled in fear to see the woman standing up.
"Still screaming," he continues, "she pointed up again. Her head began to twitch and shake uncontrollably with her mouth wide open. I knew that I had to investigate, even though I was nearly peeing in my pants, so I went out and ran up the stairs."
He arrived at the upstairs bedroom at the front of the crumbling house.
"Again, the door opened on its own, making my flesh crawl. Then I saw a small boy lying in a pool of his own blood. I couldn't help the tears falling down my face, but I was distracted by a nasty growl close to my right ear. Angry now, I turned around and yelled, 'Who are you?' but I didn't get a response. Then the boy sat up and yelled in his tiny voice, 'Help us!'"
In another bedroom, the door opened violently this time, smashing against the wall while the handle rattled. A teenage girl was flung across the old bed, with slashes all over her body.
"A river of blood ran under the bed. Then I heard menacing laughter in the distance, which fueled my anger. The girl slowly sat up and pointed to the left. Her pretty face was littered with gashes and bruises. I was weeping angry tears for this ghostly family, who had obviously been viciously attacked by a sadistic killer. I could still hear the screams from the mother and the little boy, along with the gurgling from the girl on the bed. It was clear that she had her throat slashed but she was trying to speak as she pointed to the back of the house. The gurgling, crying and screaming went on as I crept down the landing to the room at the back, shivering in fear."
The writer expected to face the killer responsible, but instead saw a grown man in a chair with an axe deep in his head. There was a pool of blood under the chair. It was the father, who also couldn't speak but slowly lifted his hand and began to point.
"A chill swept through my soul as I realized that his finger was pointing directly at me. Was I the killer? As I thought that, the father pointed more emphatically and the screams and noises from his family increased. While I stood there dumbstruck, wondering what he meant, I felt a blast of evil hit my back, freezing my body. Then a putrid stench wafted over me and the father continued to point anxiously - to the space behind me."
The ghost hunter turned around, coming face to face with the most evil entity he had ever encountered.
"Now I was only centimeters away from a murderous monster who had slaughtered an innocent family in cold blood. He looked like a big gorilla of a man who had escaped an insane asylum, with huge black eyes and an awful sneer."
The writer remembered a mini-Bible on his keychain, a gift from his late mother. He shoved the tiny Bible in the killer's ghostly face and yelled, "Leave them alone! Go to hell, where you belong!" The monster screamed like a demon splashed with holy water, then disappeared.
"I turned around, and the father was gone. When I raced through the house, I saw that the whole family was gone. The house was now empty but free from evil."
BATTLE AT THE CEMETERY
You can usually count on psychic and counselor Maria D'Andrea to provide upbeat, positive insight on a variety of occult matters. But even Maria has had her life touched by an evil ghostly presence or two, as the following story from her contribution to "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts" demonstrates. What starts as an etheric sword fight between ghostly combatants crosses over into physical reality - with terrifying results.
This is how Maria tells the story: "One cold and dreary night, I was doing some spiritual blessings at a cemetery at the request of a client to help his recently passed away relative through the transition from one reality to the next. As I walked through the grounds looking for the gravestone, I thought I heard a strange sound. As I tried to listen more, I realized it sounded like arguing, but in a language I didn't know. I ignored it, thinking it had nothing to do with me, and kept walking in search of the gravestone.
"I found the spot I was looking for, did the blessing and started back to my car.
"Soon, it sounded like the arguing was closer, then it sounded far away, then again closer, like they were moving around everywhere in the cemetery. I was still thinking it didn't concern me. But I became curious as to what was going on, so I started to walk toward the sounds. Yes, I knew it wasn't my smartest move.
"As I headed in the direction of the sounds, I heard what sounded like metal hitting metal. I rounded a bend and there were two etheric soldiers fighting. There were swords clashing and making a terrible clanking sound. One was a confederate soldier and the other a union soldier. Apparently they didn't know the War Between the States was over.
"They seemed out of control, vengeful as though they were in a whirlwind and couldn't stop. I heard a few words, although not the whole sentence, and I wasn't paying attention to their meaning. They said the following words: ambush, conscript and a few more, but those are the ones I remember. After all, I was more focused on the deadly fight.
"They were both covered in blood; some blood looked dark, with an eerie glow, while some looked like the blood was dripping off various body parts. It looked gruesome. As I stood there transfixed, at a distance, all of a sudden they both turned their heads and looked at me. First I thought they were looking at something else. Why would they notice and see me?
"They both started running toward me waving their swords. Initially I thought that, since they were spirit and non-physical, that they wouldn't harm me. I was wrong.
"As they ran toward me, one of them threw his sword toward me, and I heard it as it splintered part of the tree near me. So it could harm me physically. It didn't occur to me previously that anyone would throw a sword.
"I turned and ran toward my car. I know when to retreat. I kept thinking as I headed toward the parking lot, "I hope they don't realize they're spirit because they would be able to gain quicker ground not being limited by physical laws." I didn't even look back, since I still heard them yelling and they sounded like they were getting nearer.
"I heard the second sword hit a stone near me, but by then I was at my car. It seems they were attached to the cemetery because they didn't follow when I got to the parking lot.
"Some days it doesn't pay to be curious. Hopefully nobody else will see them, because, if you don't see them, they might not be aware of you either."
THE DEPRESSING MONSTROUS PRESENCE
Another contribution to the new book comes from researcher and author Adele Casales Rosa, whose book "Portal: A Lifetime of Paranormal Experiences" details numerous encounters with the unknown, her own as well as those of others. In a chapter called "The Horror of Baguio," Rosa recounts the story of a young Filipino husband and father named Ernest who is crippled with depression because of a monstrous presence not everyone around him could perceive.
"The creature's continued presence almost every twilight," Rosa writes, "consumed Ernest's waking hours. His apprehensions of being 'taken' by the creature, body and soul, started to show in his poetry. His poems, which were an outlet for his internal turmoil, turned even darker, drearier and more foreboding. His siblings, who read his opus, became concerned and from concern, became alarmed when he wrote one poem which began as 'The bird that flies is false.' Themes of death became prominent."
The creature tormenting the young poet was described like this: "Embracing the window, with a wingspan of more than 6 feet from tip to tip, was a bat taller than a man. Its leathery wings ended in a talon-like grasp at the edges of the window. Its yellow eyes were like a cow's, the semblance of horns protruded from its black head and it had a goatee at the end of its pointed chin. The face of a goat with the eyes of a cow - and a leathery body framed by the wings of a bat."
It is an eerie thing to contemplate, that such a creature would repeatedly appear and yet never leave any physical traces behind, such as animal tracks or bat droppings. In spite of its physical nature, its effect on the young percipient was decidedly psychological and emotional, as was its impact on his family. To learn the story's tragic end, read "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts," and prepare yourself for a tale as sorrowful as it is strange.
CULTS THAT KILL
Scott Corrales, a most prolific writer and translator of Hispanic UFO and paranormal articles and books, has become a frequent contributor to Global Communications books. For this particular volume, Scott provides a survey of cult-related murders and satanic secret societies. The following is excerpted from his chapter in "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts."
"It came as a surprise to readers of Chile's 'La Tercera' newspaper that the nation's Chamber of Deputies (similar to the U.S. House of Representatives) had held hearings in relation to the existence of eighty active satanic groups in their country - 40 of them classified as 'dangerous clandestine groups.' The cults are allegedly involved in such ghastly acts as consuming human flesh, necrophilia and self-mutilation.
"According to sociologist and cult researcher Humberto Lagos, satanic groups were proliferating throughout Chile since the year 2000. The groups are never large - size not being a consideration, rather, the amount of damage they can cause being the major factor - and are formed by young males (30 and younger) who cut off one of their fingers as a sign of belonging to the cult. Lagos, the government's main consultant on the matter, added that lonely, elevated areas such as La Piramide are frequented by these cultists for their weekly rituals. A cross-section of the cult members would reveal disaffected youth who blame society for their ills and - in a Catholic country - rebel against one of the most visible societal symbols.
"Police officers report that these places are often marked by a hexagon with the number '666' and fenced with inverted crosses. The cultists drink alcohol and take drugs prior to engaging in sexual rituals. However, the Vitacura sheriff's department, which is in charge of the La Piramide sector, has not recorded any reports from local residents regarding strange rituals or situations in the area.
"It is believed that three hundred such groups exist throughout Chile, acting in small cells, much like terrorist outfits. Many of them are not satanic, but rather practitioners of Santería or other Afro-Caribbean religions, which have gained considerable followings in South America.
"The Chamber of Deputies' committee on cults was empaneled as a result of charges of white slavery leveled against the 'Center for Tibetan Studies' in the city of Viña del Mar. The new anti-cult legislation would follow the European model, which makes 'manipulation of conscience' and any form of mental manipulation or obfuscation a crime.
"None of this, according to the information in La Tercera, compares with the most violent case recorded: the 1994 incident involving a Satanic/neo-Nazi cult engaging in child abductions in order to torture them and subject them to all manner of sexual outrages. The cult celebrated its rituals at night in the vicinity of the sports club of the town of Sausalito.
"The Chilean newspaper does not go on to state if there was any link between the cultists and the members of the upper class athletic club. While such a connection may at first seem startling, it has been seen elsewhere, as in the case involving a group of Mexican Satanists who carried out their rituals in Chapultepec Park, not far from the elite Restaurante del Lago eatery.
Another case involving upper middle class practitioners of ritual magic appeared in Spain's El Pais newspaper on March 23, 1999, when it was reported that members of the Fraternidad Blanca Universal (Universal White Fraternity) had performed a ritual designed 'to enhance both pleasure and longevity' in the coastal resort town of L'Alfás del Pi which resulted in the death of Natalie Castleford, 38, a Belgian national. According to the press, the cultists placed a blanket over Castleford's body and several people proceeded to sit on her in order to interrupt her breathing process - a method which, according to the cult's beliefs, causes intense pleasure, extends natural life span and purifies the body.
"At this point it must be added that police officials in these countries, while at first baffled by the nature of the crime, tend to react swiftly and usually 'get their man' after diligent detective work, often resorting to infiltrating the cults. In October 2002, Spain's El Mundo newspaper carried a story on how Italian law enforcement had successfully broken up the Angels of Sodom, a satanic cult in the city of Pescara in eastern Italy, led by a 32-year-old reverend known as Jan Ash. This cult leader had allegedly belonged to a number of U.S. cults, but decided to establish his own seven years ago because of his interest in 'vampiric practices,' according to the newspaper.
The police apprehended 'Reverend Ash' and three associates during the Pescara raid, and confirmed fourteen cases of abuse to minors, adding that 'the total list may number in the hundreds, since the cult had been operating clandestinely for seven years and reputedly had a considerable number of customers.'"
A VENGEFUL GHOST IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY?
Global Communications' great scholar of Greek mythology, writer and podcast personality Hercules Invictus, adds some material of historical interest on the nature of the gods and spirits we encounter in the land of dreams, a realm that is a reality unto itself and occupied by dark powers we cannot begin to comprehend.
Hercules also tells the story of a Grecian entity called The Moor, who could possibly be a daemon or a vengeful ghost. In any case, The Moor is a fearsome creature to encounter and a fascinating example of how the mythic and paranormal are handed down through the centuries with their fear-inducing qualities still intact.
No one has ever completely explained why we enjoy being terrified. What is that perverse thrill we seek and never get enough of? Why does a case of the chills make us feel satisfied and well-served by scary forms of entertainment, whether entirely fictional or, as in the case of "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts," a representation of factual stories said to have literally taken place in our "real" and physical world?
If you are this kind of "fear-junkie," then you are sure to be pleased with "Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts," as well as with other titles in the Global Communications catalog.
But this volume is not just your average, run-of-the-mill, "tales to be told by the campfire," frightful ghost stories book. Publisher Beckley insists that "So-called poltergeists come in all shapes and sizes and inspire varying degrees of horror. What might be surprising is that poltergeists are NOT necessarily the spirits of the dead nor the overworked, disordered personalities of the living often thought to have become possessed by demonic forces. That which we call a 'poltergeist' could just as easily include a wide range of other unearthly phenomena, such as random denizens of the dark moving through time and space and other dimensions, as well as manifestations of cryptids, known collectively as shape-shifters and 'bedroom invaders,' and possibly even representatives of numerous alien races."
The roster of well-heeled paranormal gumshoes who have contributed material to this 300 page tome include Paul Eno, Brad Steiger, Tim R. Swartz, Shawn Robbins, Joshua P. Warren, Butch Witkowski, William Kern, Michele Lowe and Carol Ann Rodriguez, who each approach these powerful phenomena from a variety of angles.
One word sums up the situation quite pointedly - BEWARE!
Source: Spectral Vision
- MAVERICK SCIENCE DEPARTMENT -
Scientists Revisit the Cold Case of Cold Fusion
Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google are conducting a multi-year investigation into cold fusion, a type of benign nuclear reaction hypothesized to occur in benchtop apparatus at room temperature.
A progress report published today in Nature publicly discloses the group's collaboration for the first time.
The group, which included about 30 graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and staff scientists, has not yet found any evidence of the phenomenon, but they did find important new insights into metal-hydrogen interactions that could impact low-energy nuclear reactions. The team remains excited about investigating this area of science and hopes their ongoing journey will inspire others in the scientific community to contribute data to this intriguing field.
"We need a fundamentally new energy technology that can be scaled within the span of a human lifetime," says UBC chemist Curtis Berlinguette, principal investigator on the study. "This program provided us with a safe environment to take the long shot—given the profound impact this could have on society, we should remain open to it even if there is an unknown probability of success."
Operating as a "peer group" with a stringent internal review process, the team started out by vetting previous claims of cold fusion, which have not been pursued in mainstream academic research for the past 30 years. If cold fusion could be realized, the heat released by this process might offer an attractive option for decarbonizing the global energy system.
"If any research project ever met the definition of high-risk, high-reward, this would be the one," says Yet-Ming Chiang, principal investigator and Kyocera professor of materials science and engineering at MIT. "Electrochemistry can create interesting states of matter. If those states of matter help us in the search for new clean energy sources, all the better."
The collaborative effort has produced nine peer reviewed publications and three arXiv posts. The team continues to search for a reproducible reference experiment for cold fusion.
Source: Phys Org
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- CADBOROSAURUS COME ON UP DEPARTMENT -
B.C. Group on the Hunt for Cadboro Bay Sea Monster
By Nick Murry
Following the Indian Army’s claims that yeti footprints were photographed by its elite mountaineering unit, renewed interest has been sparked in coastal B.C.’s own mystery beast – Cadborosaurus.
“Caddy” as the creature is affectionately known, is either a sea creature unknown to science or a range of well-known mammals variously misidentified over the years, depending on who you ask.
Skeptics sigh and point at basking sharks, whales or giant oarfish as the culprits behind the legend, but cryptozoologists think animals in Indigenous folklore could be real and should be investigated.
First Nations from Alaska down to B.C. have similar stories of a sea monster, variously named but with closely matching descriptions, operating in northern Pacific waters. The Manhousat people’s hiyitl’iik closely matches modern descriptions.
Since the 1930s there have been hundreds of reports from yachtsmen, fishermen and observers on land of strange creatures, all given the name Cadborosaurus, after a particularly famous sighting in Cadboro Bay.
Today, a group of enthusiasts run the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), inspired by the romantic, perhaps Quixotic, idea of scientifically proving elusive creatures exist, such as Caddy.
BCSCC acknowledges that the sightings have produced very different reports, with some describing reptilian or amphibian beasts, while others have seemed more mammalian.
“The only ones we’ve ever had possession of, including the 1937 Naden Harbour, Haida Gwaii carcass, has tended to look more mammal even though it’s rather serpentine in aspect. Cadborosaurus is a generic title that applies to all of them, but in recent years we’ve felt the mammal type found at Naden Harbour is what we’re going to call Cadborosaurus because it by far matches the description of the majority of witnesses,” says John Kirk, co-founder and treasurer of BCSCC.
The Naden Harbour carcass refers to an animal pulled from the belly of a dead whale. Some say it was simply a fetal baleen whale, while Kirk claims newspaper reports of the time describe is as looking more like a mammal and being covered in hair.
Most Cadborosaurus sightings describe a 30- to 70-foot snake-like creature, with a head the shape of a horse and four webbed flippers.
The group say that due to a “preponderance of sightings” in Alaska and local Indigenous groups describing a similar mythical creature, they speculate that if Caddy does exist he comes from Alaska.
In order to catch one of the animals on camera, the group maintain cameras at strategic points, including at Deep Cove, in Saanich Inlet, which have been operated since 1999. The most recent digital iterations run 24/7.
In 2009, fisherman Kelly Nash claimed to film a sea monster close to Caddy’s description in Nushagak Bay, Alaska.
Skeptics dismiss the video as shaky and inconclusive, but the BCSCC says they will continue to investigate.
“We don’t want to prove this to anybody except for our own personal satisfaction, to ensure they are catalogued and their habitats are conserved. We certainly wouldn’t want the Cadborosaurus species to die off,” says Kirk.
Source: Sooke News Mirror
- RADAR MEN ON THE MOON DEPARTMENT -
Mysterious Flashes of Light Observed on the Moon’s Surface
Scientists have launched a bid to observe and understand mysterious flashes of light on the surface of the moon.
The ‘transient luminous lunar phenomena’ occur several times a week and illuminate parts of the moon’s landscape for a brief period of time before disappearing.
Sometimes, a reverse effect which causes the lunar surface to darken has also been observed.
Although there are several theories about the lunar mystery lights’ origins, they have not yet been fully explained.
Now astronomers from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany have set up a telescope which will use artificial intelligence to automatically detect the flashes.
When a burst of light is spotted, the telescope will then collect video or photographs of the phenomena which will be studied to help scientists understand the flashes.
‘The so-called transient lunar phenomena have been known since the 1950s, but they have not been sufficiently systematically and long-term observed,’ said Hakan Kayal, professor of space technology.
Kayal has a hypothesis about what’s causing the longer-lasting flashes and hopes to prove this theory.
'Seismic activities were also observed on the moon,’ the professor added.
‘When the surface moves, gases that reflect sunlight could escape from the interior of the moon. This would explain the luminous phenomena, some of which last for hours.’
However, there is currently no explanation for the briefer flashes.
‘Science does not know exactly how these phenomena occur on the moon. But it has attempted to explain them: the impact of a meteor, for example, should cause a brief glow,’ the university said in a statement.
‘Such flashes could also occur when electrically charged particles of the solar wind react with moon dust.’
Source: Metro UK
- FOR I AM A MAGNET AND YOU ARE STEEL DEPARTMENT -
Louisiana Man Says He’s A Paranormal Magnet
LOCKPORT -- They come at all hours, ghastly apparitions that move furniture, unlock doors, douse beds with paranormal liquid and roam the halls in a continuous state of aggravation.
So said 61-year-old Rick Bolling, the owner of this green-colored home in an unassuming Lafourche Parish neighborhood near the banks of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Decades ago it was the home and death place for a woman rumored to have had an ornery reputation. But the blame, Bolling said, falls squarely on his own status as a magnet for the paranormal.
"Maybe I’m crazy, but she sees it, too," he said, referring to his live-in girlfriend, Pat Poche. "A lady I spent 12 years with, she’s seen it. A lady I spent six years with, she’s seen it. Everybody that I’m around experiences, no matter where I live."
From 1972 to 1983, Bolling spent his days with the recently deceased as a homicide investigator with Avoyelles and St. Charles parishes. It was about then that his alleged paranormal visits began. The ghost of a priest sharing his Indian ancestry, Bolling said, began to follow his every move.
Bolling said photographs taken over decades reveal the priestly apparition, its face bearing jutting features typical of his forebears.
Outside of a few annoyances that usually occur after he’s angered the spirit, like rearranging furniture or inducing him to vomit, Bolling said the priestly ghost is an acceptable companion.
"This thing has never hurt me at all. People get used it. Everybody gets used to it," he said.
Getting used to a ghost is easier said than done, contends Poche, Bolling’s girlfriend for more than a year.
Poche maintains that in 66 years of life she had only one experience with the supernatural, a vision of her late husband.
Then she moved in with Bolling, and the spiritual visits came at a rapid pace.
One night, a lampshade began spinning, she said, until Bolling scolded the presumed ghost and told it to leave.
The next morning, she said, the lamp was set atop a different nightstand, and its shade was stashed under the bed.
On any given day a clock will wander off a bookshelf or a deadbolt will randomly unlock.
One night, Poche said, they re-locked a deadbolt on the front door only to discover the backdoor lock broken.
Another night, she said, they were lying in bed when an invisible liquid suddenly engulfed them.
Bolling acknowledged the occurrences could be psychosomatic, but the physical mark left behind proves they’re grounded in reality, he added.
"A lot of it could be a lot of imagination, because I know that the bed was not wet and it was in my head -- I don’t know," Bolling said.
"But I felt it too, and your clothes were wet. I was soaking wet," Poche said. "The clothes he was in, he took them off, and the next morning they were still wet. You could wring water out of them."
It’s these unexplained encounters that Bolling pins on his ghost, which he said first revealed itself on film in 1985.
He was atop a Santa Fe, N.M. mountain in an adobe church.
The church houses a candle that locals say never burns out.
Bolling took several pictures of the room, one of which he said reveals the priestly image, whose shimmering face pokes through flowing robes.
Eight months ago, the priestly apparition showed up on film a second time, Bolling said, at Breaux’s Hide-Away in Lockport.
Breaux’s Hide-Away is a tavern next to an abandoned church where, locals recall, members prayed over the body of a dead baby tucked in an ice chest in an unsuccessful attempt to resurrect it.
Photos taken one night at Breaux’s Hide-Away show what Bolling said are the wispy apparitions of three faces above himself and Poche.
"Everybody who’s looked at it so far knows it’s not smoke. Smoke is not that white," he said.
Bolling admitted that some will doubt his experiences, but contended that they refuse to accept the supernatural.
And addressing the skeptics, he said "Look at it real good. Have an open mind."
Source: The Daily Comet/Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
- SEE, WE TOLD YOU SO DEPARTMENT -
UFOs Exist and Everyone Needs to Adjust to That Fact
By Daniel W. Drezner
The term “UFO” automatically triggers derision in most quarters of polite society. One of Christopher Buckley’s better satires, “Little Green Men,” is premised on a George F. Will-type pundit thinking that he has been abducted by aliens, with amusing results. UFOs have historically been associated with crackpot ideas like Big Foot or conspiracy theories involving crop circles.
The obvious reason for this is that the term “UFO” is usually assumed to be a synonym for “extraterrestrial life.” If you think about it, this is odd. UFO literally stands for “unidentified flying object.” A UFO is not necessarily an alien from another planet. It is simply a flying object that cannot be explained away through conventional means. Because UFOs are usually brought up only to crack jokes, however, they have been dismissed for decades.
One of the gutsiest working paper presentations I have witnessed was Alexander Wendt and Raymond Duvall presenting a draft version of “Sovereignty and the UFO.” In that paper, eventually published in the journal Political Theory, Wendt and Duvall argued that state sovereignty as we understand it is anthropocentric, or “constituted and organized by reference to human beings alone.” They argued that the real reason UFOs have been dismissed is because of the existential challenge that they pose for a worldview in which human beings are the most technologically advanced life-forms:
UFOs have never been systematically investigated by science or the state, because it is assumed to be known that none are extraterrestrial. Yet in fact this is not known, which makes the UFO taboo puzzling given the ET possibility.... The puzzle is explained by the functional imperatives of anthropocentric sovereignty, which cannot decide a UFO exception to anthropocentrism while preserving the ability to make such a decision. The UFO can be “known” only by not asking what it is.
When Wendt and Duvall made this argument, there were a lot of titters in the audience. I chuckled, too. Nonetheless, their paper makes a persuasive case that UFOs certainly exist, even if they are not necessarily ETs. For them, the key is that no official authority takes seriously the idea that UFOs can be extraterrestrials. As they note, “considerable work goes into ignoring UFOs, constituting them as objects only of ridicule and scorn.”
In recent years, however, there has been a subtle shift that poses some interesting questions for their argument. For one thing, discussion of actual UFOs has been the topic of some serious mainstream media coverage. There was the December 2017 New York Times story by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean about the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which was tasked with cataloguing UFOs recorded by military pilots. DoD officials confirmed its existence. Though this story generated some justified skepticism, it represented the first time the U.S. government acknowledged the existence of such a program.
Then, there were the reports last November about Oumuamua, “a mysterious, cigar-shaped interstellar object [that] fell through our solar system at an extraordinary speed,” according to New York’s Eric Levits. Oumuamua’s shape and trajectory were unusual enough for some genuine astrophysicists to publish a paper suggesting the possibility that it was an artificial construction relying on a solar sail. Again, this prompted skeptical reactions, but even those skeptics could not completely rule out the possibility that extraterrestrial activity was involved.
Then, on Monday, the New York Times came out with another story by the same reporters who broke the 2017 story:
The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.
“These things would be out there all day,” said Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been with the Navy for 10 years, and who reported his sightings to the Pentagon and Congress. “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”....
No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents. Lieutenant Graves and four other Navy pilots, who said in interviews with The New York Times that they saw the objects in 2014 and 2015 in training maneuvers from Virginia to Florida off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, make no assertions of their provenance.
The Times reporters broke new ground by getting pilots on record. What is interesting about this latest news cycle, however, is that DoD officials are not behaving as Wendt and Duvall would predict. Indeed, Politico’s Bryan Bender reported last month that, “The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other personnel to report encounters with ‘unidentified aircraft,’ a significant new step in creating a formal process to collect and analyze the unexplained sightings — and destigmatize them.” My Post colleague Deanna Paul followed up by reporting that “Luis Elizondo, a former senior intelligence officer, told The Post that the new Navy guidelines formalized the reporting process, facilitating data-driven analysis while removing the stigma from talking about UFOs, calling it ‘the single greatest decision the Navy has made in decades.’ ”
What appears to be happening is that official organs of the state are now acknowledging that UFOs exist, even if they are not literally using the term. They are doing so because enough pilots are reporting UFOs and near-air collisions so as to warrant better record-keeping. They are not saying that these UFOs are extraterrestrials, but they are trying to destigmatize the reporting of a UFO.
Still, the very fact that this step has been taken somewhat weakens the Wendt and Duvall thesis. This was always a two-step process: (a) Acknowledge that UFOs exist; and (b) Consider that the UFOs might be ETs.
In recent years, the U.S. national security bureaucracy has met the first criterion. What happens to our understanding of the universe if great powers meet that second one?
Source: The Washington Post
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