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This week Conspiracy Journal brings you such brain-draining tales as:
- New Developments with Mysterious Illness in NY Town -
- Mysterious Radio Signal Detected in Deep Space -
- Is the Internet Exposing Our Collective Consciousness? -
- Close Encounters of the Giant Kind -
AND: The Man Who Wanted to Reanimate George Washington’s Body
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- DISEASE, TOXIN OR SOMETHING ELSE DEPARTMENT -
New Developments with Mysterious Illness in NY Town
A 36-year-old nurse practitioner has been diagnosed as the first adult to have the mysterious Tourette-like illness that has spread across a rural New York town.
Marge Fitzsimmons, who works with developmentally disabled patients and has no immediate ties to the town's high school at the centre of the outbreak, has had to stop going to work because her body tics and twitches have gotten so severe that she can no longer work with her patients.
Details of her condition emerged today as researchers offered a new explanation for the strange symptoms that have been diagnosed in 14 teenage girls and one teenage boy.
Doctors have singled out the possibilty of paediatric acute-onset neuropsychaitric syndrome, or PANS, as a solution.
However, the new addition of an adult to the list of victims is likely to cast doubt on the theory that the outbreak is caused by a condition prevalent in children.
'It started out with sudden head jerks in the middle of October. The motor tics wouldn't stop, and the vocal tics started, and I went to one of the bosses and said I have to go,' Ms Fitzsimmons told NBC News.
'When it first started I thought maybe I'm going crazy.
'As an adult, I can't imagine these teenagers going through this and for anyone to think that they're faking it at all. Try living a day in their shoes.'
Researchers are now looking into a new explanation – that infections caused by bacteria or viruses can cause also infect the brain, leading to onsets of Tourette’s and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
News of the adult case comes after fifteen teenagers were of the affected who attend Le Roy High School in Genesee County, New York State. Only one boy has been affected, the other 14 sufferers are girls.
According to the Scientific American, some experts now believe that the upstate New York teens may have paediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, or PANS.
The disease, once called PANDAS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection), first manifested in children who developed OCD after having a bout of strep throat.
According to WIVB.com, doctors from the Dent Neurological Institute have met with some of the students.
Dr Rosario Trifiletti will be running tests for PANS, the results of which will be ready in one to two weeks.
He is a specialist in PANDAS and says walking pneumonia may be to blame, though the disease is extremely rare in patients over 11, as WGRZ reported.
The neurologist who has been treating the teenagers ruled out PANDAS soon after examining them and diagnosed them with conversion disorder.
Dr Trifiletti calls the diagnosis ‘absolute garbage,’ but adds if they do have a form of walking pneumonia, the infection is treatable with a simple antibiotic, like a Z-Pack.
Earlier last month, it was reported that 12 female students, who all attend Le Roy High School, in New York, had been diagnosed and were being treated for the unexplained illness.
That number has now risen to 15 teenagers and they are all reportedly suffering from verbal outbursts and involuntary twitches.
One of the teenagers affected, 16-year-old Lori Brownell, posted a video on YouTube discussing how her symptoms started last August and looking for help from anyone who might explain her condition.
She has not been able to attend school since the tics started and the seizures were becoming more frequent.
Thera Sanchez, 17, has had the symptoms for months and is constantly plagued by the immobilizing tics.
'I’ve had psychological treatment. They say this is stress induced. My psychological treatment …. That’s all they do is stress me out more,' she said.
Campaigning lawyer and environmental activist Erin Brockovich is now looking into the case.
In 1996, Brockovich fought and won a mass lawsuit for an estimated $333 million dollars against Pacific Gas and Electric, who allegedly contaminated drinking water in the town of Hinkley, California.
Brockovich, who was the inspiration for the eponymous film starring Julia Roberts, has already started investigating.
She has suggested that a chemical spill from a train derailment in the 1970s near the site of the school may be the cause. She has sent scientists to collect soil samples around the high school.
'When I read reports like this that the New York Department of Health and state agencies were well-aware of the spill and you don’t do water testing or vapor extraction tests, you don’t have an all-clear,' she said.
According to a 1999 report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, almost one tonne of cyanide crystals spilled to the ground in the derailment, along with 130,000 litres of trichloroethene.
The crystals were removed but the trichloroethene was absorbed into the ground.
Brockovich said she has received more than one hundred emails about the school.
She said: 'We don’t have all the answers, but we are suspicious. They have not ruled everything out yet. The community asked us to help, and this is what we do.'
Critics of Brockovich say that she is only hurting the cause by instilling more fear and mass hysteria in the area which is already filled with a bevy of questions and no answers.
Ms Fitzsimmons has lived in Le Roy all her life and is now worried that the threat that the illness is due to an environmental hazard in the area.
School administrators would not disclose exactly what they think the cause is but have insisted it is not a case of mass hysteria and that none of the girls are making the illness or symptoms up.
A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control concluded that Morgellons - a disease that causes patients to sprout painful sores - exists only in the patients' minds, much like early hypotheses that the Le Roy teenagers suffered from 'mass hysteria.'
Sufferers of the mystery illness describe a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, erupting sores, crawling sensations on their skin and - perhaps worst of all - mysterious red, blue or black fibers that sprout from their skin.
Earlier this month, the school held a forum for concerned parents.
About 150 people attended, demanding to know what was wrong with the students.
Dr Greg Young, with the NYS Department of Health, said: 'I can assure you these children have all been seen by professionals that have come up with answers and they are all being treated and they're actually doing pretty well.'
He revealed that tics like this can be caused by a number of factors such as genetics, head trauma, drugs for ADHD and OCD and antihistamines.
Through tests over the last few months, they have been able to rule out a number of environmental factors, infections, illegal drugs and carbon monoxide poisoning.
But Brockovitch believes New York officials might have prematurely ruled out environmental reasons for the teens having neurological symptoms.
According to WGRZ.com, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has been consulted, along with Columbia University, as well as the Genesee County Health Department and the New York State Health Department.
Dr Young assured parents that these cases have been seen nationwide and they come and go in individuals.
Tourette's syndrome affects the body's brain and nervous system by causing tics - repeated, uncontrollable movements or involuntary vocal sounds.
Source: Daily Mail
- CALLING PLANET EARTH DEPARTMENT -
Mysterious Radio Signal Detected in Deep Space
A mysterious signal coming from a region of space between the constellations Pisces and Aries has been picked up on three different occasions by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.
The signal is very puzzling and does not resemble any known astronomical phenomenon. Researchers who have studied its frequency pattern do not believe it is natural interference or noise.
Was the signal transmitted deliberately by an extraterrestrial civilization on a distant planet? Scientists remain cautious but we cannot dismiss the possibility.
Astronomers believe there are about 10,000 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy alone.
Lets not forget that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the Universe, which means the Universe may actually be teeming with life.
Some years ago, in 2008, astronomers announced they picked up a mysterious signal from outer space. It was not the last time they heard the mysterious sound.
SETI and other astronomers were excited about the news, but they were also worried the signal may never be completely decoded.
"We probably won't be able to decode it. We'll know something's out there, but we won't know much about their civilization, " said Dan Wertheimer of the UC Berkeley SETI Project.
SHGb02+14a, as the signal has been named has been heard on three occasions adding up to about a minute. This is not long enough firmly to establish its source, but its frequency of 1420 megahertz has interested scientists, as it is a main frequency at which hydrogen, the most common element in the Universe, absorbs and emits energy.
Scientists have various opinions about the nature of SHGb02+14a.
Eric Korpela of Berkeley, who has analyzed the signal, said: "We are looking for something that screams out artificial. This doesn't, but it could be because it is distant."
Dr. Korpela point out that the interference with the Arecibo telescope could also make the signal look like it is always coming from the same point. "Perhaps there is an object on the ground near the telescope emitting at about this frequency."
David Anderson, director of Seti@home, said: "It is unlikely to be real, but we will definitely be re- observing it."
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, of the University of Bath, said that the signal could be a previously unknown astronomical phenomenon, such as a pulsar she detected in 1967. "It may be a natural phenomenon of a previously undreamt-of kind like I stumbled over," she said.
Woodruff Sullivan, of the University of Washington in Seattle, said the research suggests that a message from an advanced alien civilization could already be lurking undetected in the solar system.
"This scenario is reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which a monolith discovered on the Moon has been left by extra-terrestrials. If archaeologists were to find such an object, it would hardly be the first time that science fiction had become science fact," said Sullivan.
Of course, even if astronomers somehow manage to decode the signal, they will face another problem - What should we reply to an alien civilization? How can we communicate with these beings?
We still don't know if someone has been trying to contact us, but the signal coming from a galaxy very away remains intriguing and we hope we may one day find out whether it is of artificial origin or an unknown natural phenomenon.
Source: Message to Eagle
- FOR ALL TO SEE DEPARTMENT -
Is the Internet Exposing Our Collective Consciousness?
By Diane Tessman
In a recent article, “Do Aliens Surf the Internet?” (http://www.ufodigest.com/article/do-ufo-occupants-surf-internet), it is suggested that aliens are learning more about humans through looking at the Internet. What if there is even more to it than this? What if the human collective consciousness itself is growing and advancing because it is involved in the various aspects of the wide-world web? This concept is similar to adding knowledge into your computer through collecting information, knowledge, and also through making contact with others.
There are brilliant people who believe we ourselves are in a computer simulation, but this article is not about that.
However, the human (quantum) morphic field does seem to “resonate” and “collect” human experience, memories and thoughts, in a still-mysterious method which has become over the eons, the collective human consciousness.
This morphic field can be analogized to a computer storing our thoughts and efforts. We can hook into the collective consciousness, just as we also can hook into the Internet, at which point, we have access to more information, more memories, more thoughts, than we do as a mere individual.
Are there less alien abductions than there used to be? Did abductions peak somewhere in the 1990s right before humans got into heavy computer and Internet use? If so, this might point to the fact that the human collective consciousness is now exposed, to some degree, on the Internet in a “cyber-field” if not a “morphic field.” The two might be interlink somehow.
I feel that when I encountered my alien contact in my childhood, he used a quantum entanglement method because in the 1950s, the human collective consciousness was not on display for all to see on the Internet. Society kept just about everything hidden. As discussed in “Is Alien Entanglement Actually Quantum Entanglement?” I feel that quantum entanglement results in a shared consciousness between human and alien, wherein the alien has access to the human’s life-long experiences and feelings and the human also "feels" alien thoughts and consciousness. This method might have been more popular with the aliens closer to the beginning of the modern UFO era in 1947.
However in 2012, many scenarios are unfolding. It is the Change Times! So perhaps the quantum entanglement method is not as necessary, especially because human thoughts, good, bad, and bizarre, are all over the Internet.
Let’s look at what the Internet really does for us, and to us, as a species; I need to start with my own experience: For years I have communicated with people who feel they were abducted or had UFO contact, with new age thinkers and experiencers, with enlightened, remarkable humans who are interested in my writing and channeling. I more than most, race to the post office daily to get the mail, open the letters, and read the latest from some delightfully far-out human. It takes perhaps 3 days for their latest letter to reach me.
These days, I still have many friends through the post office, and many of them perhaps wisely feel they don’t want to get involved in the Internet world. They sense it is more powerful than most of us realize, but for good or bad?
However, I also receive fascinating e-mails which have an “Eternal Now” quality about them. I feel this may be the key as to why the process itself of “being on the Internet” may link into the collective human consciousness more than sending postal letters.
First, let’s remember that our great literature from Shakespeare to Asimov, was written with no computer. Dancing, singing, creating art – all those qualities so wonderfully human (and perhaps alien, who knows?), go into the collective human consciousness field perhaps quicker and with more impact than anything else.
However, if you see a ballet in person, it is more effective within your mind/soul than a picture of a ballet or even a DVD of a ballet.
There is something about the Eternal Now which has the most power -- the most power to do what? To affect the quantum nature of reality and of consciousness! In fact, consciousness and reality seem to exist only in the Eternal Now.
Dreams, which hook into the collective consciousness and unconsciousness, seem real at the time because they are in the present, the Eternal Now. Dreams may actually be real in that moment they exist.
I have a friend of over 30 years. We were always close, sharing far-out ideas, chasing UFOs, and laughing together. We spent a lot of time together, and we loved each other. Then we both moved, we tried to keep postal contact, lost contact, and remembered each other fondly. Then about 2 years ago, my old friend dropped me an email. Since then, we have opened up on matters of the soul, dreams of the spirit, and also, been more honest about a few hiccups or non-communications, in our friendship which we did not do when spending in-person time together. We could and should have delved into a few questions, but we did not.
This happens within families, too. You love each other but there is not honest communication, good and bad because of, well, social barriers. Embarrassing, might cause an argument. But in email, it is in the Eternal Now as you write it, and in the Eternal Now as you read it; both people involved receive their fair amount of time for in-put and for reception. And it somehow gives us the power to be truthful within our version of “truth,” in the dynamic Eternal Now.
Look at social networking sites, something I have no knowledge of, but humans have apparently opened up as never before, for better or worse, and they even tell each other as they tweet that they are going for groceries or taking a bath. And texting! The human collective consciousness seems to be wide open and wanting to connect to others. Before the Internet, we lived in relatively isolated individual worlds, morphic field inactive.
I receive e-mail from fascinating people with fascinating ideas, thanks partly to UFO Digest. To me, a site like UFO Digest is the wiggling, squirming human collective consciousness, really advancing. Growing up!
Well, yes, we take one step backward for every two steps forward, that is the human way. I bet the aliens had that same “3 step dance” of evolution. Yes, the Internet has pornography, fear, hatred, greed, and ignorance, too, but alas, these too are in the collective human consciousness.
So, I am not talking here about human consciousness advancing a level upward, although I sure hope it is doing that. I am saying that our collective human consciousness, right where it is today, in the Eternal Now, has partially manifested on the Internet and that perhaps the two fields (cyber and morphic) are linked, so that the Internet with all its social networking, forums, information, and knowledge, is actually exposing human collective consciousness itself, solidifying it, and assisting it to develop.
The aliens can learn about us from this phenomenon, too. In fact, maybe every planet at this crucial stage of evolution, has just embraced technology/computers, thus the collective consciousness of the dominant species begins to long for evolution, and is on display for all the galaxy to perceive and even access.
Maybe this is why we have grown so dependent on our computers. Maybe this is why we check the new e-mails before we eat breakfast or hurry to read the latest blog of the person you admire or even, the person you dislike.
Perhaps our Internet obsession is part of these Change Times, and even driving them, to some degree. The human species wants to evolve, needs to evolve now – in this Eternal Now. We can’t do it overnight but spiritual evolution in particular, can happen amazingly quickly. And we must do it together, thus we need our collective consciousness to be at optimum, strong, active, and ready to boldly go.
Diane's website: www.earthchangepredictions.com
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Source: UFO Digest
- GIANTS FROM BEYOND DEPARTMENT -
Close Encounters of the Giant Kind
By Nick Redfern
For decades, within the annals of Ufology, countless types of apparent alien entity have been reported by startled witnesses to UFOs and their other-worldly crews. The list of extraterrestrial life forms is truly bizarre and includes beings that resemble (a) huge, flying jellyfish; (b) oversized bananas; (c) the Michelin Man; and (d) long-nosed, scrawny humanoids with glowing red eyes.
But, such beings are most assuredly not typical of those reported in the vast majority of close encounters of the ufological kind. Indeed, they are firmly in the minority. Dominating the UFO scene are without doubt the human-looking Space-Brothers, the insect-like Grays, and the sinister Reptilians. But, there are a surprising number of reports on file describing giant-sized aliens, too…
While the tales of alien giants most certainly do not attract the same sort of attention and acclaim as their long-haired cousins did way back in the Contactee-driven era of the 1950s, and the emotionless Grays do today, that does not mean such issues are of no consequence. In fact, one could convincingly argue quite the opposite!
Two such notable cases emanate from with the British Isles; the details of one of which were given to Charles Bowen, a former editor of Flying Saucer Review magazine, and that were duly published in a classic book on alien entities that Bowen edited himself, The Humanoids.
The year was 1958 and the location was very near to Balmoral, Scotland. As part of their basic training, an Aberdeen-based unit of the Territorial Army had been dispatched to the area in question to take part in a weekend of maneuvers.
During the course of the exercise, two of the group were deployed to guard a small hilltop and, fully equipped, set about digging themselves a trench for cover. On the first morning, just as dawn was breaking, both heard what they later described as a strange “gurgling” sound that seemed to originate from behind a dense group of trees, several hundred yards from their position. Unsurprisingly somewhat curious, they set out to investigate, when two giant, humanoid figures suddenly emerged from the shadows and proceeded towards them in ominous, lumbering fashion.
Naturally overcome with overwhelming terror, the pair hastily retreated. As they ran in panicked style, they heard a “swishing noise,” and glancing over their shoulders saw a gigantic, disc-shaped object in the sky above which appeared to be following them. Reportedly “pulsating,” the UFO swooped low over their heads and – to the complete and utter relief of the pair – quickly disappeared, curiously trailing a shower of sparks as it vanished from view.
A similar case, involving the Schwab family, who was then living in the English city of Bath, occurred late one weekend night in mid March 1978, while they were attending a family get-together in the county of Wiltshire. While driving past the legendary Stonehenge around 11.00 p.m., they were shocked to the core by the startling sight of a “twelve-foot-tall thing, like a giant man,” standing in the middle of the road.
Not surprisingly, Mr. Schwab brought the car to a rapid, screeching halt, and he, his wife and son watched amazed as a bright light from above suddenly enveloped the mighty being, and which ‘”lit it up and we could see it was like me and you, but twice as tall and in a silver suit and two big eyes [sic].”
Even more startling, the huge creature then began to slowly rise into the beam of light – which, the three could now see, was “coming out of the bottom of a big square-shaped object in the sky, and black [in color] that hummed so loud and made us all feel sick.”
Within seconds, the giant and the beam of light were gone, and the mysterious craft duly soared into the heavens, leaving the Schwab family wondering what on earth – or, very possibly, off it – had just happened.
Rogue cases of Goliath-like aliens in decades past may not attract the same levels of attention and fascination as those of today’s alleged DNA-stealing, pasty, skinny, denizens of Zeta Reticuli, but that does not mean they are without merit.
After all, if extraterrestrials are visiting us, then perhaps – just like us, the Human Race – they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!
Source: Mysterious Universe
- TAKING IT ON DJINN DEPARTMENT -
"According to legend, the Djinn were the first inhabitants of this world, where they lived for thousands of years before humanity arrived. In order to make room for humans, angels took the Djinn out of this world and placed them in a dimension that parallels our own. There they stay hidden from our view. They have the ability to see and interact with us, but we have difficulty seeing them. They are cloaked in mystery, and it suits their covert purpose.
The goal of most Djinn is to retake this world, which they feel rightfully belongs to them. In order to succeed, they must make humanity give up stewardship of this reality. They are accomplishing this by stealth and disguise. They have great powers and plenty of time, for they live for centuries.
Shape-shifting Djinn may be responsible for many forms of paranormal phenomena and experience, such as UFOs, shadow people, ghosts, poltergeists, and demonic possession. In such ways, they gain access to us that enables them to steal our life force and information about us, and to manipulate and use us without revealing their true form and purpose. These negative experiences are on the rise" - The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
Are the negative forces of the Djinn on the rise? There are many references to the Djinn in everyday life in the Islamic world but particularly in Saudi Arabia and nearby Arab nations.
These Djinn or Genies are supernatural beings in Arab folklore and Islamic teachings that occupy a parallel world to that of mankind. In combination, Djinn, Humans and Angels make up the three sentient creations of Allah.
The Qur'an mentions that Jinn are made of smokeless flame or "scorching fire". Like human beings, the Jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent. This belief make it easier for Islamic societies to 'explain away' the unexplainable as well as combine it with conventional living. Here are a few recently published reports:
Djinns blamed for 'fires' erupting at Saudi house - Two Saudi brothers who were scared out of their home and moved to another house because of repeated mystery fires were shocked to find that fires had not stopped at the old house. A week after they settled down in the new house, a big blaze erupted and damaged a large part of it.
The two were then convinced that Jinn (ghosts) were behind the blazes and their theory was supported by the police and a Moslem scholar who said he himself witnessed the fire at the house in the southern town of Bisha.
But that was not the opinion of the Saudi civil defence, who believe all the fires were an act of arson.
Quoted by the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz, the two brothers, Fahd and Bandar Al Gamdi, said they were forced to move to another house nearly three km away from the old house because of persistent fires.
“But fires did not stop at the old house and they then spread to the new house, forcing my brother to move to another house,” Fahd said.
Sheikh Mohammed Al Omari, a well known scholar in that town, said he was called by the two brothers to read Koran and “evict the jinn out of the house.”
“As I started to read in one room, a fire erupted but was put out by the civil defence units who were there at that time,” he said.
“I then moved to another room and started reading Koran when a fire flared…fire erupted in every room I moved to and then I felt the Jinn movements…I was not scared and kept reading Koran.”
The paper quoted police spokesman Major Abdullah Al Shaathan as saying investigation showed there was no act of arson as no one could sneak into that house, adding that forensic experts found no electric or building faults.
“These fires are abnormal or in other words are supernatural…we are still working on the final report which includes statements by neighbours.”
But supernatural causes were dismissed by civil defence spokesman Colonel Mohammed Al Asimi, who said initial evidence points to criminal act.
“We are still investigating these fires and preliminary examination and evidence show criminal activity could be involved in these incidents,” he said.
Search for young man abducted by Djinns - Omani young man disappears under mysterious circumstances when he was driving his motorbike near Mudar Mountain.
Dhiab Al Amiri, a resident of the village of the young man pointed out, "The young man went last Wednesday to a mountain near the village by his motorbike but he didn't back yet. The absence of the young man prompted his family to ask neighbors about him and during the search found his motorbike next to the mountain without any other traces for him."
Police was informed immediately and they rushed to the location with search dogs and helicopters but did not find the man.
Local residents believe the mountain is inhabited by the Djinns, reported the Saudi based Arabic newspaper Al Marsad.
They disclosed that many mysterious incidents occur and stories are narrated about the Djinns who live in the mountain.
Residents also confirmed that the young man was kidnapped by a group of Djinns.
They say after such incidents religious scholars need to interfere and release the young man from the clutches of the Djinn.
It is reported that one of the sheikhs had a vision and spoke to the Djinn who kept the young man in grotto in the mountain.
Large number of citizens visited the mountain, where some of them brought sacrifices for the Djinn to release the young man.
Omani army members still surrounded the mountain in preparation to enter.
Girl snatched by genies comes at night: residents - Saudi police have intensified a campaign to search a Yemeni girl who vanished more than 40 days ago from her village, where her relatives believe she was snatched by genies.
After failing to locate the 23-year-old girl, her family started to distribute leaflets and stick posters on mosques in the hope they will get any information on her whereabouts.
“We are living in tragic conditions because of my sister’s disappearance,” her brother Ahmed Ali said, quoted by the Saudi online Arabic language daily Sabq on Sunday.
“She has been under the spell of jinn (genies) and this may have to do with her disappearance… it’s nearly 41 days now and there is no trace of her despite intensifying police search for her.”
Newspapers last week said the girl left her house in her mountainous village near the western town of Taif and never returned.
“Some people told police they saw her walking on a hill not far from her house then vanished again,” one paper said.
“Her brothers and some residents in the village said she sometimes appears at night and then suddenly disappears… they told police that they believe she has been haunted and taken by jinn.”
Ali said his unmarried sister was carrying a bag and a dress when she left the house six weeks ago.
He said she had run away from home a year ago but was found at another house on the same day.
“On that day, she was with my other sisters washing in the second floor of the house… she then went down to the ground floor… my sisters waited for her but she never came back,” he said.
“Before she vanished, we used to take her to some Koran reciters and scholars… she used to walk into their places but we had to carry her on our way out as she appeared to be in a trance… a red fluid sometimes oozed out of her ears and noses… it was not blood and it had a strange smell… some scholars told us that she is haunted and others said she is under jinn guardianship.”
'Ghosts' set Kuwaiti house on fire - Like in horror movies, strange fires keep erupting at a home in Kuwait dead on time and its owner was told by Muslim scholars the house is haunted.
Mansour Al Ajami and his family still live in the house in Ahmadi area in Kuwait City although it has suffered from over 40 fire incidents since they moved into it six years ago. But he appears to have had enough as he thinks of leaving.
Ajami, interviewed by Alanba Arabic language daily, said fires erupt exactly at five in the evening and the morning every few weeks and although civil defence units have managed to put them out, they have no idea what caused them.
What adds to these macabre scenes is that the fires began in May, the fifth month in the year, Ajami said.
“After I moved into the house, a fire erupted in May which is number five…eversince, all the fires have occurred at either five in the morning or five in the evening…I had to seek religious help so I invited a well-known Saudi sheikh (Moslem scholar), who told me the house is haunted,” Ajami said.
“The sheikh said the house is haunted by good and harmless jinn (spirits) but that they seem to have been disturbed by the human presence.”
Ajami said he did not know the reasons for the mysterious fires, which target furniture, cooling systems and other household items. “The other day, I bought school bags for my children and the next day they were on fire.”
Ajami joked about the fact that he had become well known to the fire fighters, adding that he only had to mention his name when reporting a fire. “They have memorized my address because they have been here many times.”
He said that two weeks after his family moved into the house, they started to hear children crying and woman groaning at night.
“Some fires did not need our intervention as they just suddenly died down….fires have occurred in most parts of the house except one room, which is located on the ground floor…we now sleep in that room for safety,” he said.
“After all these mysterious incidents, I am now seriously considering moving out….I appeal for the authorities to find me a house that will shelter my family.”
Jumeirah jinns giving residents a spookfest - Tenants, gardeners and maids report mysterious apparitions, doors slamming and things moving on their own....
Man blames jinn for repeated fires at home - Talismans in the form of bruises and blisters left on his arm...
Genies blamed for girl’s disappearance - After a visit to Koran reciters, she had to be carried out as she appeared to be in a trance...
In many instances, when the public declares that a Djinn is the reason for a fire or other incident officials issue statements criticizing the “abusers” and “rumormongers” for spreading the word about the Djinn. The belief of the Djinn is so ingrained in these societies that the media will denounce the police for issuing these statements. The following article - Djinn Hysteria Strikes the Gaza Strip - details the traditional acceptance of the Djinn.
Are the Djinn simply an excuse for tragedy and fate? Negative energies are identified by many names and descriptions...but basically, all malevolent activity is evil. The effect of negativity in each situation depends on the victim's nature and circumstances...and eventually how they intend to fight it.
Source: Phantoms and Monsters
- STRANGE CREATURES FROM TIME AND SPACE DEPARTMENT -
The Bird That Devours Men
From the dark recesses of history comes a legend so amazing and terrifying, it’s astonishing that more people don’t know of its existence.
If you live in the St. Louis area, chances are you are familiar with the legend; or may have heard bits and pieces of it here and there. As historians and scientists dig deeper into this legend, more becomes known about a monster from the past that called the St. Louis region its home, and may still call it home today.
Upon exploring the Mississippi River in 1673, Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette noticed the strange likeness of a creature painted and sculpted on the side of the bluffs. The creature was described as “a large creature with horns like a deer, red eyes, a beard like a tiger, a face like a man, body covered with green, red, and black scales and a tail so long it passed around the body, over the head, and between the legs.” The painting depicted a dark secret that, up until now, only the Illinois Indians had known.
Marquette and JolietThe Illini lived on the banks of the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, surrounded by forests and tall bluffs. The location is now home to the city of Alton, IL. The Chief of this village met with Joliet and Marquette and, when asked, reluctantly told the explorers the two hundred year old tale of the beast they now called the “Piasa Bird” which meant “bird that devours men”.
One night, several braves had returned to the village with a terrifying tale of a monstrous beast that had attacked their scouting party. They explained that the flying monster had swooped from the sky and picked up men and carried them off into the night. Their arrows had merely deflected off of its tough scales as they tried to defend themselves.
For several weeks the village suffered as the creature they were now calling “Piasa” attacked at night, carrying off a victim each time to an unseen fate. The Illini turned to their chief, Ouatoga, to rid them of this menace. After conversing with the Great Spirits, Ouatoga devised a plan. He believed that the creature would be vulnerable under its wings, where the scales did not protect. He had his warriors hide in the forest with poison-tipped arrows, while he offered himself as bait. The Piasa Bird appeared and went directly for the chief. He threw himself to the ground and held on to a tree root as the Piasa Bird tried to carry him off. Immediately, his warriors emerged and shot their arrows into the soft underbelly of the creature. In a scream of agony, it tumbled over the side of the bluffs and disappeared into the river.
Piasa Bird on the BluffsIn honor of this great victory, they painted the image of the Piasa Bird on the face of the bluffs. Believing that the Piasa Bird had lived in a large cave that was nearby, they warned all villagers to stay away from the cave, as they did not want to awaken any more of these evil spirits. In two hundred years, they had not encountered another menace like this.
Joliet and Marquette scoffed at this tale, attributing it to silly Indian folklore. However, they were both explorers who had spent a great deal of time discovering and documenting new species they encountered in their journeys west. Despite the chief’s warnings, they decided to explore the cave and see if they could find some evidence of this strange species.
They amassed a party of white settlers and an Illini scout named Pow-Ka-Ha-Toh (Sees in the Darkness) who was well known to the villagers as being able to see in the night as if it were daylight. They entered the cave and, armed with torches and muskets, began to work their way into the bluffs. As they explored deeper into the cave, they began to feel the crunch of bones underneath their feet. Further examination revealed them to be the bones of many different animals, some they even believed to be human remains.
Suddenly, a mist and wind swept through the cave, extinguishing their torches. In the darkness they began to hear loud shrieks and screams. Pow-Ka-Ha-Toh told Joliet that he saw many reptilian creatures, about the size of eagles, swarming towards them. Behind these creatures, he saw an enormous reptilian monster and declared it to be the “Piasa Bird”. The party fired a volley into the darkness from their muskets, and then fled towards the mouth of the cave. There was panic and confusion as the men struggled to reach the cave opening; meanwhile screams of men filled the air and were abruptly silenced. Joliet, Marquette, Pow-Ka-Ha-Toh, and one other settler were the only ones to make it out of the cave.
The Battle of PiasaThey returned to the village and Pow-Ka-Ha-Toh told the chief what had happened. The chief, angered that they had awakened the evil spirits, forced them to leave the village. Joliet and Marquette returned to the nearby French outpost of St. Louis and amassed an army of traders, soldiers, and able bodies to help them eliminate what they saw as a threat to trade and settlement opportunities in the region. When they returned to the village, they found it destroyed and deserted. They heard cries and screams in the distance.
A few minutes later, they noticed a dark mass approaching in the northern sky. Hundreds of winged creatures, followed by the enormous Piasa Bird, were descending upon them. The soldiers began firing their muskets, cannons, and ship-mounted artillery into the mass. The creatures began to fall from the sky as they were struck by the ordinance, but still on the mass of creatures came. The solders, with Joliet and Marquette at the lead, fought a pitched battle with the creatures as men and equipment were picked up and thrown about. Bodies were torn apart as the Piasa Bird and its minions swarmed the soldiers.
Slowly the soldiers began to drive the creatures back towards the bluff using torches and bonfires. The creatures appeared to fear the heat of the flames. Several other boats had arrived with more soldiers and weapons to reinforce the makeshift army and join the battle. Under Joliet’s direction, the soldiers fought to force the monsters towards the bluffs and back into the cave where they had discovered them. Joliet figured that he could trap the creatures inside the cave and then seal it shut. Once the creatures were driven back into the cave, fires were set all around the mouth of the cave to keep them at bay. Cannoneers came forward and blasted the cliff face with a volley of cannonballs, creating an avalanche of rock and debris, effectively sealing the cave.
Marquette Piasa Bird SketchUpon their return to St. Louis, Joliet and Marquette reported to the governor what had transpired. They agreed that the menace had surely been destroyed and, in the interest of protecting their profits and interests in this new land, decided to keep the story of the Piasa Bird and its kin quiet. Naturally, the story did not stay a secret long. Survivors of the battle spun their tales, and even Marquette’s own journal sported some illustrations of the beast he had first seen painted on the bluffs. Most settlers, however, believed it to be a tall tale, concocted by glory seeking soldiers and crazy Indians and felt no fear in venturing into the region. As years passed, settlers built settlements and outposts all along the river and built the city of Alton where the old Illini village had been. The Piasa Bird and its kin were never seen or reported again. The original painting on the rocks of the Piasa Bird was left there as an amusement for travelers, until it was destroyed during excavation of the bluffs.
Today, historians and scientists seek to unravel the mysteries surrounding these great and terrible creatures. They search to find the line of what is myth and what is reality. Were these creatures dinosaur-like leftovers from a prehistoric time? Were they a new species altogether? Were they large birds given incredible powers by the imaginations of the Indians and early settlers?
Historians find new clues and evidence all of the time, and soon we may know the truth. They have fought to keep the legend alive and have continued to keep a large painting of the Piasa Bird on the bluffs, as an homage to the brave warriors of the past, and in the hopes of new found evidence for the future. But as people turn up missing in the bluffs, and mysterious disappearances on the river mount every year; more people are beginning to believe that the “Piasa Bird”, or its descendants, still dwell in The Great River Bend.
Source: Failed Success
The Man Who Wanted to Reanimate George Washington’s Body
George Washington may have been America's first president, but was he nearly America's first zombie-in-chief? If William Thornton, physician and designer of the US Capitol, had had his way, Washington's body would have been subjected a scientific experiment designed to bring the deceased former president back to life.
In December 1799, 67-year-old George Washington took a ride through the wet winter rain and, shortly afterward, developed a fever and a sore throat. When his condition became so bad that Washington could no longer swallow the concoctions of vinegar, molasses, and butter with which he was trying to treat himself, Washington called in his livestock and slave overseer, who drained three-quarters of a pint of blood from the ailing man. When bleeding failed to have the desired effect, three physicians were called in, all of whom recommended emetics and — you guessed it — more blood to be drawn. Over the brief course of his treatment, Washington's stomach and bowels were repeatedly evacuated and the puncture-happy docs took nearly two and a half liters of blood. Just two days after that fateful morning ride, Washington closed his eyes for the final time, after telling his doctors, "I die hard, but I am not afraid to go."
But Washington's body was not buried immediately after his death. The president may not have feared death, but he did fear being buried alive. Before he died, he commanded his secretary, Tobias Lear, to make sure that he would not be entombed less than three days after he died. In accordance with Washington's wishes, his body was put on ice until it could be moved to the family vault.
That's where the story gets a little strange. The morning after Washington died, his step-granddaughter Elizabeth Law arrived with a family friend, William Thornton. History best remembers Thornton as the architect who created the original design for the Capitol building, but he was also a trained physician, having studied at the University of Edinburgh. Although he did not practice medicine for much of his life, Thornton always had a keen interest in the workings of the human body, and he suggested a novel method for resurrecting the fallen warrior. Thornton told Washington's wife Martha that he wanted to thaw Washington's body by the fire and have it rubbed vigorously with blankets. Then he planned to perform a tracheotomy so he could insert a bellows into Washington's throat and pump his lungs full of air, and finally to give Washington an infusion of lamb's blood. Friends and family declined Thornton's mad scientist offer, not because they thought his solution impossible, but because they felt the nation's first president should rest in peace.
So what gave Thornton the idea to play Dr. Frankenstein? Susan E. Lederer, author of the book Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in Twentieth-Century America, notes that many physicians in the late 18th Century believed that lamb's blood had special properties, and believes Thornton meant to give Washington's circulatory system "a spark of vitality" that might jolt him back to life. But Paul Schmidt, in his article "Forgotten transfusion history: John Leacock of Barbados" published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that the University of Edinburgh may have been on the forefront of transfusion research (unless you count all those transfusion experiments in 17th-Century France). Thornton wasn't the only Edinburgh alum thinking about blood transfusions during that time period. Philip Syng Physick, an earlier Edinburgh grad (who incidentally practiced in Philadelphia, where Thornton himself briefly practiced medicine), is reported to have performed a human blood transfusion as early as 1795. John Leacock, a later graduate, performed successful transfusion experiments, believing an infusion of blood would "excite" the recipient heart. Leacock's experiments in turn influenced James Blundell, who is credited with introducing the process to the mainstream medical community. Schmidt wonders if the Edinburgh community took particular interest in those early French transfusion experiments, planting the idea in Thornton's mind.
Oddly, reanimation wasn't Thornton's only thwarted plan for Washington's body. Thornton secretly included a burial vault in his designs for the Capitol, hoping that it would be Washington's final resting place. After Washington's coffin was placed in the family vault, Martha did agree that he could be later removed to the Capitol, on the grounds that her body could join his when she died. Alas, the transfer of burial chambers, like zombie Washington himself, was not meant to be.
Story discovered via Holly Tucker's book Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, which details a series of blood transfusion experiments undertaken more than a century before Washington's death.
Lamb, Brian, Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites, PublicAffairs (2010).
Lederer, Susan E., Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in Twentieth-Century America, Oxford University Press, USA (2008).
Schmidt, PJ, "Forgotten transfusion history: John Leacock of Barbados," BMJ. 2002 December 21; 325(7378): 1485–1487.
Scwarz, Frederic D., "The Death of Washington," American Heritage, 1999 December; Vol 50(8).
Tucker, Holly, Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, W. W. Norton & Company (2011).
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