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They live deep underground in the stygian caverns carved from the virgin rock millions of years ago. They are the Old Ones, the first to call Earth their home -- but their original home, somewhere in the vast curtain of stars in the heavens, has been lost in antiquity. They now sit and watch their descendants on the surface who talk of love and forgiveness, but scheme to kill each other for the love of profit and power. They wonder how people who talk of peace and freedom are now considered evil and wrong, fit only to be taken to concentration camps for the ultimate walk down the fiery path. Blessed are the peace makers it was once written -- but now, such words are considered blasphemous and must be silenced. The Old Ones are glad that they live underground, free from the madness that envelopes the surface.- British Scientists Testing Ukrainian 'Super Flu' -
This week, Conspiracy Journal takes a look at such hair-pulling tales as:
- Finland Releases UFO Files -
- Mysterious Sea Creature Spotted in Florida Canal -
- Wisconsin Werewolf -
AND: Paranormal Monsters of Texas
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- SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME DEPARTMENT -
British Scientists Testing Ukrainian 'Super Flu'
British scientists are examining the strain of swine flu behind a deadly Ukrainian outbreak to see if the virus has mutated. A total of 189 people have died and more than one million have been infected in the country.
It is thought that a cocktail of three flu viruses have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu.
Some doctors have likened the symptoms to those seen in many of the victims of the Spanish flu which caused millions of deaths world-wide after the World War One.
An unnamed doctor in western Ukraine told of the alarming effects of the virus.
He said: 'We have carried out post mortems on two victims and found their lungs are as black as charcoal.
'They look like they have been burned. It's terrifying.'
Neighbouring Poland has called on the EU to take action, fearing the mystery virus may spread westwards.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk has written to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, who holds the EU presidency.
The letter said: 'The character of this threat demands that rapid action be undertaken at the European Union level.'
Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania have already launched health checks on Ukrainians entering their territory. Slovakia has closed two of five border crossings. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation.
A team of specialists are carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv in an effort to identify the virus.
President Yushchenko said: 'People are dying. The epidemic is killing doctors. This is absolutely inconceivable in the 21st Century.'
In a TV interview, the President added: 'Unlike similar epidemics in other countries, three causes of serious viral infections came together simultaneously in Ukraine: two seasonal flus and the Californian flu.
'Virologists conclude that this combination of infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation.'
Four men and one woman have died from the flu in Lviv, said emergency hospital chief doctor Myron Borysevych. Two of the dead patients were in the 22-35 age group, with two others over 60.
He diagnosed the disease as viral pneumonia.
'We have sent the analyses to Kiev. We don't believe it's H1N1 swine flu. Neither do we know what kind of pneumonia it is.'
Universities, schools and nurseries have been closed, public meetings have been banned and theatres shut.
The virus from the Ukraine is being tested at the Medical Research council labs in Mill Hill North London.
A spokesman said: 'We do not have a time scale for the results of the tests, although some preliminary results have been obtained. I cannot tell you what they are.
'We did not have enough of the virus samples so we will have to grow some more before we can come to a conclusive decision about its nature.'
Source: The Daily Mail
- IS SOMETHING UP THERE DEPARTMENT -
Finland Releases UFO Files
For decades, Finnish Defence Forces have been interested in the unusual incidences within our air space, things that people usually call as UFOs. Recently published book reveals official UFO studies in Finland from 1933 to 1979.
It is based on three hundred official documents, which has been released for researchers – until the last year, when the public military archives was closed down and after that only a part of this material has been released under the National Archives of Finland.
First cases in the book are from years 1933-1937 when hundreds of citizens in the Finland saw mysterious phantom aircrafts or ghost fliers.
It was probably a second wave of unusual mass sightings in the World, which was officially studied. Although some private investigators have found and published much of Finnish UFO folklore regarding to incidents before Second World War, including even more than couple hundred years old events, it is not sure if any other than phantom planes were really investigated or even known by the military at the time.
Official explanation for the phantom plane incidents was that most of them were in fact astronomical objects, meteorites, electrical phenomena or even hoaxes, but still some cases remained unexplained. However, because of the public hysteria, late in the 1937 military concluded that planes are product of overactive imagination and country had no evidence for the Soviet spy-plane regularly breaking into our air space, which was main concern back then.
This was the last time when Finnish Defence Forces was publicly interested in unidentified flying objects, although the truth behind the scenes was quite different. Soviet hysteria even increased before the war, which led illegal executions and things like that.
Now released modern UFO reports covers mainly period from 1965 to 1973. After the present UFO era began in 1947, first years were apparently quite silent time in the Finland, because only few documents is released from the official records regarding to flying saucers as they were called at this time. Interest in UFOs among the civilian population was also very low at the time, since first private UFO research organization in Finland was founded as late as 1960.
Probably one reason was the war recover and political atmosphere. However, even the Finnish prime minister and later president Urho Kekkonen promoted publicly early UFO research.
Yet many of the relevant reports after year 1972 are still waiting for releasing and some are even burned. Because of so strict classification procedures in the Finnish Defence Forces, any of the possible UFO related documents after year 1980 is not yet officially released – except for leaked infrared UFO-film, which famously led to internal investigation at Finnish Border Guard Service in the summer 2007.
Finland’s most prominent official UFO incidents include case where Finnish Air Force was trying to chase seven bright UFOs over Pori airport, Western Finland. In April 12, 1969 about twenty pilot and ground staff of the Air Force witnessed the objects, which were 2000-3000 meters above the ground, as the same time they were tracked by the radar.
When the fighters were getting close to the unidentified flying objects, objects climbed above the nearest fighter while its pilot was taking a closer look. After the short dogfight, objects started to move very fast towards the north and only minute later they were picked up on the radar about two hundred kilometers away from Pori, where objects disappeared towards Northern Sweden as the same time their altitude was increased more than double.
The Pori UFO incident has been part of public knowledge for years before this current release, because of the testimonials by brave pilots, who played part in the famous UFO chase. In the 1993 Air Force officially released the incident. After that also Rauno Meriö, the former head of the Finnish Air Force finally openly confirmed the existence of this case, although it has been now revealed that as a commander, he has also tried to cover it up, which was kind of conflict with his well-known civilian interest in UFOs.
Another interesting reported sighting happened in the Suomussalmi near Soviet border where local people saw a saucer-like object flying just above the ground. Device was brownish, it had diameter not more than 80 cm and it caused little hum. After first witness tried to get close to the object, he sensed weak electrical shock in his body after the object started to move and three antennas arose from it. He wasn’t able to get much closer as the device was moving and his hat, which he threw towards the UFO, fled almost 15 meters away from it because of the strong whirlwind as the device was moving.
Couple weeks after the first occurrence in the summer of 1967, the same UFO was seen again, not far away from first spot. Incidents caused governmental investigations, which ended up to the official conclusion that this particular flying saucer was indeed real, but instead of extraterrestrial origin it was probably man-made!
In the case of the military UFO reports, this new book studies also other sources than official documents, like affidavits of inside sources, retired officers or even lucky civilians. For some independently reported military UFO sightings at the end of sixties and more in the seventies, even if they have more or less plausible explanations, lack of released official documents became soon clear – it means that either reliability of original sources is questionable in such cases or then documents are not yet fully released, they are missing, or even destroyed.
There are strong indications for still classified UFO evidence even before 1980 while in Finland, automatic declassification happens after 25 years. There are even some officially confirmed older cases (like the Pori UFO chase in 1969) where documentation is not released. It is also known for sure that in 1968 Finnish Air Force ordered their personnel in various units to officially report any unusual aerial sighting they’ve made, even in the free time and holidays, which indicates that there should be much more the yet unreleased material.
Interesting example for such independently reported case is recently revealed 1974 incident in the Air Force base near Rovaniemi in the Northern Finland. Main source of this incident came to top of the hill when he was guarding the area – there was large storage facility beneath of him, with second guard inside.
Soon he noticed that a strange metallic device with blue glow around it was landed near the facility and finally he fired his machine gun towards the unidentified object when he was only about 30 meters away from it. Shooting caused that the UFO immediately started to glide away and it disappeared behind the ramparts.
Afterwards he suffered severe burn marks in his skin and it was told that during the confrontation, a large electromagnetic disturbance was detected in the area. Before this bizarre shooting there was also rare accident with Draken fighter where its generator burst to fire spontaneously, which put driver’s life at risk until almost miraculous landing – evidently there was also radar contact with unidentified target following the damaged fighter.
Hoaxes, rumors and merely coincidences or something more, nobody really knows without availability of the official documents. Unfortunately it has been revealed that the Intelligence Office of Finnish Air Force has burned all the relevant documents it had, which leaves researchers with quite empty hands, at least until the release of survived documents from the other units.
In spite of many really unexplained reports, large majority of the released sightings has been explained with quite general causes. Still some of suggested explanations are more surprising, as the nuclear explosions in the atmosphere, U-2 spy plane or conjunction of three bright planets.
Regarding to some rare Finnish cases, military also has got the opportunity to study physical evidence like landing traces, radar data and photographs. Majority of this material is still classified and some are even burned. Besides the burning of important data, published book exposes also other questionable actions within military forces.
Source: UFO Casebook
- ATTACK OF THE FIBER DISEASE DEPARTMENT -
Mysterious Ailment Plagues Vallejo Woman
Is Morgellon's Disease real, or imagined?
Valerie Swanson remembers it all started with a rash. Then loss of energy. Then blisters covering her whole body.
Then it got weird.
Strange fibers appeared to be growing out of her hands. And tiny black specks resembling seeds, she said, began appearing mysteriously on her wrists and fingers as she was washing dishes one day at her Vallejo, California home.
"It was terrifying," said Swanson, 60, adding she felt as though a plant had taken hold of her body and wouldn't let go.
That was a little more than a year ago, shortly before Swanson became convinced she had Morgellons disease after reading about a condition similar to hers on the Internet.
Problem is, the disease may not even exist. It could all be in her head.
Most doctors, including dermatologists and psychiatrists, think Morgellons -- the name given in 2002 to the proposed condition -- is a purely psychological disorder. They insist sufferers are imagining the symptoms and scratching lesions into their own skin, similar to patients with delusions of bugs crawling on them.
Some experts believe the disease is a delusion that's become more prominent in recent years due to information spread through the Internet.
But some researchers -- and the federal government -- are keeping an open mind about Morgellons, currently referred to by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as "unexplained dermopathy."
Results from a CDC investigation launched in 2006 are still pending.
That's left Swanson and other self-diagnosed Morgellons sufferers with little relief, often wondering if they're insane or suffering from an infectious disease that hasn't been confirmed.
"They can't help you if they don't know what it is," said Swanson, whose symptoms have puzzled a string of doctors since April 2008. "Most doctors just think you're crazy, because that's the closest thing."
Real or imagined, the disease has affected Swanson's life in ways all too real. She said she's stopped working, gone on disability, drained her savings, declared bankruptcy, lost her social life and is losing her home to foreclosure.
She used to be a real estate agent, selling homes in Napa while also working at a furniture store in Emeryville.
"I've lost everything," Swanson said. "I have to go somewhere, but I don't know where I am going. Plus I have no money."
She said her family has offered to help her buy a home in Sacramento.
She's afraid to let people in her home, fearing she may have a contagious disease.
"I can't have any social life. I don't want to be around anyone," said Swanson, who agreed to be interviewed at a Vallejo restaurant. "I don't want anybody to come over to my house."
Her family doctor initially thought she had a skin condition known as scabies. But when treatments didn't work, he told her she had a mysterious skin disease, and prescribed a tranquilizer to minimize her scratching.
Swanson then sought second opinions from doctors at University of California medical centers in San Francisco and Davis.
Dr. Sepideh Bagheri of the U.C. Davis Medical Center said she was unable to come up with a diagnosis after examining Swanson in July. A previous battery of tests at U.C. San Francisco could not find the cause of Swanson's symptoms.
Reached by phone, Bagheri said Swanson's skin lesions might go away "if she would stop picking at it."
Swanson, however, insists she hasn't been excessively scratching herself.
Is she going crazy? Are doctors taking her seriously? Swanson wonders.
One doctor who's not convinced she's crazy is her brother, Philip Swanson, a Dallas surgeon.
"You have something wrong with your body, you go see an expert, and they say you have a psychological condition," he said. "You go see another and get the same answer. And pretty soon, you begin to think nothing can be done and you must be crazy.
"There are lots and lots of people who describe the same physical findings," her brother added. "If you have people describing the same things, how could they be imagining it?"
That's the question that motivates the work of Dr. Randy Wymore, director of the Center for the Investigation of Morgellons Disease at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
"Very little is known about the disease," he said. "To the best of my knowledge, we are the only academic institution working on Morgellons."
Wymore's team is working on the first Morgellons case study for publication in a medical journal, which could help doctors diagnose or rule out Morgellons.
About 13,000 people -- from as far away as Hong Kong and Australia -- have registered on a Web site for self-reporting the disease. But since most of them have not been diagnosed, there is no way of knowing how many may actually have Morgellons.
"It could be a small percentage, or nearly 100 percent of those registered," Wymore said. "Again, keep in mind that these are all self-reported registrations."
The symptoms often include itching, burning sensations, slow-healing skin lesions and the presence of small fibers, black specks and sand-like granules. Neurological signs include muscle weakness, pins-and-needles, difficulty focusing thoughts, memory lapses and sometimes changes in behavior.
"There also seems to be a component of extreme fatigue," Wymore said.
Swanson said she has exhibited all these symptoms.
What might cause Morgellons remains a mystery. Theories have included environmental toxins, bacterial and fungal infections or worms or other parasites. But there has been little evidence to suspect any of those ideas over others.
Confusing things even more is the idea that the disease may have neurological side effects, perhaps causing some patients to hallucinate, some researchers say. That could lend credence to Morgellons being viewed as psychosis.
Swanson has her own theory: An unknown plant has attached itself to her body, and is spreading around her house. She said the plants resemble tiny tumbleweeds.
But when she submitted a sample to a U.C. Davis lab in July, the results raised more questions than they answered.
"(The lab) did find plant material in the specimens she had submitted, but there is nothing to say what the source of that is," Bagheri said. "It could be cotton."
So far, no doctor has suggested she see a psychiatrist, Swanson said. If they did, she said, she'd go.
She acknowledges the plant theory sounds like "science fiction." She said she knows she may be wrong.
"The frustrating thing is not knowing what's wrong with me," Swanson said.
Given the right circumstances, that could be enough to drive anyone crazy.
Source: Vallejo Times Herald
- BOOK REVIEW DEPARTMENT -
On The Edge Of Reality - Dream Weavers:
The Mastering Of Time and Space
by Brent Raynes
Book Review by Sean Casteel
In this recent offering from Global Communications, called "On The Edge Of Reality, Dream Weavers: The Mastering Of Time And Space," author Brent Raynes has done a marvelous job of assembling a wealth of paranormal researchers and experiencers who have fascinating stories to tell about being touched by the unknown. Whether that entails the sighting of ships, conversations with alien beings, miraculous shamanistic healings or good old-fashioned, garden variety spiritual enlightenment, Raynes presents a large cast of saints and sinners in interviews that cumulatively add up to a broad overview of the mingling of science with the nonphysical, the nuts-and-bolts world and the many netherworlds that lie somewhere beyond everyday reality.
The opening chapter takes up the subject of Native-American mythology and its intertwining with the modern UFO phenomenon. Raynes visits the home of Priscilla Wolf, an Apache medicine woman living in the mountains of New Mexico twenty miles east of Albuquerque. Wolf shows Raynes some of several thousand petroglyphs in the area believed to have been etched by indigenous peoples many hundreds of years ago. While these etchings showing various alien-type entities were typically regarded by anthropologists to be based on the hallucinations of long ago shamans, there is nevertheless a measurable difference, an astonishing increase in the level of electromagnetic energy in the area as measured by a fluxgate magnetometer and other similar instruments. Some kind of energy touched those petroglyphs that goes way beyond a few shamans flying high on peyote.
At one point in the story, Priscilla cures her headache by inserting her head into an opening in a large volcanic rock believed to have healing powers. She also talks about an incident in her childhood during which she and her brother sighted black discs flying around a volcano in the region which later entered the volcano simply by flying into its side, as though there were an invisible doorway there.
One is as always struck by the ease and familiarity with which Native-Americans often view these kinds of encounters, as though they were seeing the comings and goings of mysterious, eccentric neighbors in the area as opposed to fearsome creatures from outer space.
In another chapter, native healer and UFO contactee Bobby Lake-Thom recounts an experience he had with a recurring dream about four silver-colored eagles that flew in a circular pattern. He had the dream three times. The fourth time he has the dream, the eagles transform themselves into four silver-colored discs which then merge into one huge silver flying saucer. When Lake-Thom seeks help from a friend who is a Seneca medicine man, he is told that the dreams imply a future destiny with his "ancestors" and that he should expect to be contacted on a regular basis by them and given much knowledge and information to aid in his spiritual journey. It is always encouraging to hear stories in which the aliens seem to be teachers with an impassioned concern for mankind and that is frequently the kind of impression one is given by Native-American experiencers.
Along the way, Raynes has also interviewed "Mr. UFO," Timothy Green Beckley, who is bursting at the seams with stories to tell about a lifetime spent in pursuit of UFOs and other paranormal phenomena. Beckley recounts jogging in a New York park with Mohammed Ali as the legendary boxer related his history of personal UFO encounters. It seems the rich and famous are not ignored by the alien presence. The late John Lennon had a close-up sighting when a UFO hovered level with the balcony of his apartment in the famous Dakota building where he would be shot to death a few years later as he disembarked from a car. Beckley was a friend of May Pang, Lennon's live-in girlfriend at the time, which led to a couple of phone conversations with Lennon shortly after the daylight sighting incident. Lennon was afire with curiosity about UFOs and even gave a cursory mention to them on the last album he recorded before his death, "Double Fantasy." Many of the readers of "The UFO Digest" will probably recall Lennon singing, "There's UFOs over New York, and I ain't too surprised."
Some of the chapters of "On The Edge Of Reality" are extended Q. and A. interviews, while others are written in a straight feature-writing style. In all cases, however, Raynes has permitted the interviewees to tell their stories in their own words, to relay their often bizarre, even frightening accounts without interruption or editorializing, a very well done oral history method that makes the sometimes nearly unbelievable stories ring all the more genuine and immediate.
Also included are interviews with Phil Imbrogno, who discusses UFOs, poltergeists, ancient stones and magnetic anomalies, as well as an impressive cross-section of even more Native-American medicine men and women who hold forth on topics like Bigfoot and his possible multidimensional nature as well as amplifying the various spiritual relationship aspects of UFO incursion into native life. In addition, a Hawaiian native named Kalani Hanohano enlightens readers on the practice of Kahuna sorcery and other supernatural beliefs of the islands people.
Beyond our own personal paranormal experiences, and if you are reading this you've probably had one or two, the overriding reality of the UFOs and their alien occupants exists for us mainly in the stories people tell and the commonalities in those stories we can understand and relate to. And the stories Brent Raynes has gathered for us in "On The Edge Of Reality, Dream Weavers: The Mastering Of Time And Space" do us a service in that regard by presenting the accounts of many foot soldiers on the frontlines of our struggle to understand the incomprehensible and to make sense of the mysterious forces that seem to be interested in teaching us to join them in a spiritual realm we can only dream of at this point. Perhaps once the alien message is understood, we really will become masters of time and space.
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Source: UFO Digest
- THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT -
Mysterious Sea Creature Spotted in Florida Canal
Madeira Beach, Florida -- Russ Sittloh says a mysterious serpent-like creature that's at least 20 feet long has been swimming in the canal behind his Madeira Beach home and he wants to find out what it is.
"The head will come up and then it will disappear and then the next thing you know, you'll see a couple rolls behind it," Sittloh said.
Sittloh has named the creature "Normandy Nessie" after the road he lives on. The 78-year-old retired engineer has also set up a camera to capture video of the creature and so far he's recorded "Normandy Nessie" six times.
"When I first saw it (in April) I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was so unreal."
But Sittloh is not the only person who claims to have seen a mysterious serpent-like creature swimming around Madeira Beach. Bill Van Aken and his wife, Maria, say they have both seen it.
"I didn't see the tail come out of the water like Russ did, but I could see the wake that it was leaving. It had to be at least 15-feet or longer," Bill Van Aken said.
After watching some of the videos Sittloh has recorded, a biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife says the creature in question appears to be a manatee.
"Like I said, the rate of speed and the size looks indicative of a large adult manatee taking a break and going back down," Andy Garrett with FWC said.
But Sittloh insists it's not a manatee. "I've swam with manatees, I've swam with sharks, I've swam with sea snakes, there is no way it's a manatee."
Sittloh says it's possible the creature could be an anaconda but he says "Normandy Nessie" has a tail fin that's not consistent with snakes.
You can find Sittloh's videos by going to www.photobucket.com and searching for "Normandy Nessie."
Sittloh adds he's seen at least two of the sea creatures and he's concerned they could be dangerous.
Source: 10 Connects
- EVEN A MAN WHO SAYS HIS PRAYERS AT NIGHT DEPARTMENT -
Hundreds of people in Wisconsin are saying there's something out there. Something they can't explain.
Some of you may roll your eyes, but there are many people in Wisconsin who claim to have seen something unexplainable.
Is it a werewolf? Bigfoot? An unidentified wild animal?
First, throw out all of your Hollywood preconceptions. It doesn't change from a full moon, and no one's shot it with a silver bullet.
But hundreds of people right here in Wisconsin are saying there's something out there.
If there is something out there, popular culture has done it no favors.
Most people scoff at the idea, but some claim there are many rational witnesses who've come face-to-face with the irrational.
Reports in Wisconsin date back to the 1930s. And they keep coming.
"All I know it was something I have never seen before."
November 2006: Holy Hill Road in Washington County: Steve Krueger, a DNR worker, is on his daily routes picking up deer carcasses. He parks his truck and throws a small doe in the bed. When he climbs back into the cab to fill out the paperwork, his trucks starts to shake.
Added Krueger, "At first I didn't think anything of it and it shook a little bit more vigorously a second time. I just glanced up into the rearview mirror of my truck and I saw this big, hairy, black I don't know what it was."
Steve threw it in drive and slammed on the gas.
"It was big, it was stocky," recalled Krueger. "It had big pointed ears on the top of its head, and a bigger snout than what a bear has. I guesstimated it was between six and seven feet tall."
Steve filed a report of an aggressive animal to the sheriff's department. It didn't take long for the media to pick up on it.
"A Washington County man says he has spotted Bigfoot," reported NBC-15 anchor Becky Hillier in mid-November 2006.
"I was pretty scared when I saw it." Dillon Ruder and David Radeztsky lived on Holy Hill Road nearby. A few days before Steve's encounter the young boys were jumping on a trampoline and saw something very similar.
"We saw just a hairy monster on the corner of the woods," added Ruder.
In both reports the media called it Bigfoot or a werewolf. But author and journalist Linda Godfrey prefers the term man-wolf.
"I have been researching it, following it, investigating it, staking it out for 17 years," said Godfrey.
Godfrey, a Wisconsin native who lives in Elkhorn, says she's received hundreds of reported sightings. Many of them were just miles from her home along the most famous road in Wisconsin man-wolf lore.
The Beast of Bray Road was Godfrey's first book on the mysterious creatures that roam the woods of Wisconsin. And now her work has spawned so much interest that seven more books have followed. So many people are willing to share their stories that she is getting one to three reports a week from all across the country, and all around the world.
"Whatever it is, there is more than one. It seems to be more of a scavenger that wants to frighten people. Maybe it's territorial. It seems to want people to leave it alone."
Godfrey's best guess is that it's a Timberwolf that has evolved or adapted to stand or even run on its hind legs. But, she's not ruling out the supernatural.
"It's very audacious to say we know all there is," stated Godfrey. "We know that our five senses can't hear all that there is to hear or see all light wavelengths. Maybe there are things out there we just don't understand."
According to Katie Zahn, it's definitely of this world.
"I knew it wasn't human," added Zahn. "I just had no idea what it was."
In the summer of 2003, Katie and some friends were walking through these woods in Rock County. At the edge of a creek she saw three wolf-like creatures drinking water.
"They would have been kneeling down on the side of the river here," she remembered. "They picked up the water in their hands and drank it like a human instead of licking it and lapping it like a dog would. They stood up, turned around and we got terrified. We ran back, we're falling up the hill to get back to our car."
Zahn's friends deny seeing anything.
"I think they just think I'm a little crazy for believing this and actually explaining my story to someone and having them believe me."
At least one expert says she's telling the truth. For the show Monsterquest on the History Channel, Zahn took a polygraph, and passed - twice.
"If they don't believe me, that is their choice," said Zahn. "But, I know what I saw. And I believe every word of it."
"Personally I could care less if anyone believes me. My concern in life is not to sit there and make people believe what I saw. I saw what I saw," concluded Krueger.
"I hope that maybe someday it will all become clear and apparent," said Godfrey. "As long as I keep getting reports I will probably file them and keep trying to figure it out. But, I certainly don't claim to have all the answers."
Source: NBC-15, Madison, Wisconsin
- LAIR OF THE BEASTS DEPARTMENT -
Paranormal Monsters of Texas
By Nick Redfern
Although many mainstream cryptozoologists (those dedicated souls who pursue Bigfoot, Nessie and the many and varied other beasts that are said to haunt our planet) are reluctant to admit it, the fact is that there are a considerable number of reports on record in which the critters in question seem to be far more (or, paradoxically, much less) than mere flesh-and-blood animals of unknown origin.
Indeed, there are many cases on file in which Bigfoot, in particular, seem to possess skills, talents and senses that practically border upon the supernatural. I have no real idea why this should be the case. What I can tell you, however, is that witness testimony relative to Bigfoot has taken some very strange twists and turns over the decades – something that leads me to believe we still have yet to successfully scratch the surface of what lies at the heart of all-things of a definitively Sasquatch nature.
For the last decade or so I have made my home in the Lone Star State: Texas (on the fringes of the city of Dallas). And, it is from within this huge state that more than a few encounters of the monstrous kind have been brought to my attention – encounters that strongly suggest we should carefully reconsider the notion that Bigfoot is simply an unknown form of ape or ape-man, even.
Two extremely similar cases in particular which stand out both occurred during the late 1970s in the huge, dense area of forest in southeast Texas called the Big Thicket. Weirdly, both incidents involved Bigfoot having the apparent ability to adversely affect the electrical systems and engines of automobiles – which is highly odd, to say the very least.
Consider the evidence: Gerald told me that his sighting in the Big Thicket took place in the summer of 1977 – and just about as midnight was looming, too, somewhat appropriately. The location was right around the Old Hardin Cemetery, which can be found near the town of Kountze.
Without warning, the engine of his vehicle spluttered and its headlights began to dim – something ominous was most assuredly afoot. As he pulled the vehicle to the safety of the side of the road, and at around twenty yards from him, Gerald told me, he saw what he described as a seven-foot tall, incredibly thin creature covered in dark hair. It walked like a man, Gerald added, but was “leaning forward and swinging [its] arms.”
The encounter barely lasted mere moments, Gerald explained, and the beast disappeared into the shadowy woods. But, perhaps, most intriguing of all was the next development: only seconds afterwards, a basketball-sized ball of light came floating through the trees at a level above the road of about fifty or sixty feet, and from the same, precise location where the hairy man-beast had entered the trees.
The aerial intruder maneuvered at a very slow pace; until it was ultimately lost from view amid the dense woods on the opposite side of the road. Notably, after both the creature and the ghostly-light disappeared, Gerald was able to re-start his vehicle with absolutely no problems at all; strange, indeed.
Very similarly, there is the tale of an elderly man named Dwight, who resides in the relatively-nearby Texas town of Nederland, and who personally saw a large and lumbering ape-like creature crossing a road close to the Big Thicket’s Bragg Road late at night in the winter of 1978/1979.
Dwight described the beast as being around seven feet in height, jet-black in color, and with a head that sat squarely on its wide shoulders. He added that the creature moved slowly across the road, and swung its arms as it did so, but did not appear fazed or at all concerned by the fact that the headlights of Dwight’s car illuminated its face.
Interestingly, and in a situation that very eerily paralleled the story of Gerald, when Dwight came within around fifty feet of the creature, the engine and headlights on his car both failed. It was only when the creature had departed into the woods that Dwight was able to re-start his vehicle again. And, as a result, he has, today, become a solid adherent of the theory that the Big Thicket Bigfoot is some form of paranormal creature, rather than merely a beast of a conventional, flesh-and-blood nature.
Some might, of course, relegate such tales to the world of fantasy or hoaxing; and, perhaps, in some cases they might be correct to do so. But, when tales of very high-strangeness can be found in the files of numerous Bigfoot researchers here, there and practically everywhere, it’s time – in my view, at least – to reevaluate our views and opinions on just what the beast may be – or may not be.
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