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one would likely dispute the fact that times are stranger in America
than ever before, and indications are that things are getting weirder
with each passing day. But a look at our hidden – SECRET – history
alerts us to the startling fact that our country has been steeped in
“high strangeness” since its founding fathers signed the Declaration of
Independence and, provocatively, even before.
nevertheless apparent that our proud nation owes a great “debt of
ingratitude” to the mysterious, the macabre, the downright bizarre and
the unseen realm of the occult. Did the ancient Lemurians, a Pacific
Ocean race similar to the fabled Atlanteans to the east, erect the
mysterious walls found in the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay
area? Writer Olav Phillips explores the enigma first hand.
Casteel provides an overview of historical incidents of cannibalism,
stories that go back as far as “The Starving Time” of the Jamestown
colony in 1609, and Wm. Michael Mott offers up some of the UFO and
creature sightings he has collected from the state of Mississippi.
Timothy Green Beckley and his friend Circe returned to Sleepy Hollow,
New York – of “Headless Horseman” fame – and discovered that paranormal
activity is still rampant there, while author Tim Swartz would like
suitable explanations for all the supernatural mysteries of his native
In a Bonus Section: “The Spiritual Destiny of
America” - The future of America as seen through the eyes of prophecy
and the occult is revealed. You can feel the chills already, eh? Read
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- MARK OF THE BEAST DEPARTMENT -
Swedish Tech Company Begins Microchipping Staff
to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich?
We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at
Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a
A tiny RFID (radio-frequency identification)
chip, as small as a rice grain, implanted in your hand will allow you
to open doors, make purchases, manage a photocopier or connect to your
phone with just a wave of your hand.
Felicio de Costa, whose
company is one of the tenants, arrives at the front door and holds his
hand against it to gain entry. Inside he does the same thing to get
into the office space he rents, and he can also wave his hand to
operate the photocopier.
Hannes Sjoblad, head of the group,
who routinely uses his implanted electronic business card, believes
that people are ready to get more "intimate" with technology, while
boundaries between human and machine are gradually fading away.
already interact with technology all the time. Today it's a bit messy —
we need pin codes and passwords. Wouldn't it be easy to just touch with
your hand? That's really intuitive," says Hannes Sjoblad, the Swedish
While currently microchips are providing the
experimenters with a security interface, that allow the users to open
doors without keys, operate a copier machine or to connect to a
smartphone and unblock it, the potential benefits of the
technology are enormous, the bio-hacker claims.
"I believe we have just started discovering the things we can do with this," Mr. Sjoblad says.
bio-hacker stresses that the primary goal of the Swedish Biohacking
Group is to prepare people for the day when "big corporations" and "big
governments" will make chipping obligatory.
"We want to be able
to understand this technology before big corporates and big government
come to us and say everyone should get chipped — the tax authority
chip, the Google or Facebook chip," he elaborates, adding that people
will be able to understand how the technology is implemented and have
knowledge of about microchip implants.
Indeed, a number of
Western corporations, including Google, BioStamp, Proteus and others
are currently developing microchips, various devices and sensors that
can be placed on or inside a human body. The devices are designed to
collect information about their users, monitoring a wide range of body
Some people are hailing the technology, saying that
chips will soon replace wearable devices, while others are highly
dubious about chipping. The question remains, whether we are ready to
BBC reporter Rory Cellan-Jones offered himself as a guinea pig.
“rather fearsome looking tattooist” inserted Cellan-Jones’ chip by
first, massaging the skin between his thumb and index finger, then
rubbing in some disinfectant. Cellan-Jones was told to take a deep
breath while the chip was inserted. “There was a moment of pain – not
much worse than any injection,” followed by the tattooist sticking a
“plaster” (adhesive bandage) over the reporter’s hand.
tested my chip, I found that it was not all that intuitive - I had to
twist my hand into an unnatural position to make the photocopier work.
And while some of the people around the building were looking forward
to being chipped, others were distinctly dubious. "Absolutely not,"
said one young man when I asked him if he'd sign up. An older woman was
more positive about the potential of the technology but saw little
point in being chipped just to get through a door."
- MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE DEPARTMENT -
Telekinesis Experiments in U.S. Air Force-Commissioned Report
By Tara MacIsaac
have shown that people can use their minds (or some other unexplained
means) to bend metal, transport objects from inside a sealed container
to outside the container, and perform other amazing feats.
experiments involving teleportation and other telekinetic abilities are
reviewed in a research paper commissioned by the U.S. Air Force and
written by astrophysicist Dr. Eric W. Davis in 2004, titled simply
“Teleportation Physics Study.”
Telekinesis or Psychokinesis
(PK) refers to moving objects from one place to another without using
physical contact. It also means re-shaping of objects using the mind's
energies, such as bending a spoon, or key, by just holding it and
focusing. The term 'Psychokinesis' comes from the Greek words psyche
meaning life or soul and kineisis meaning to move.
energy is created by electromagnetic impulses. Universal life force
energy, or psychic energy, is called Chi. [Chee] In telekinesis one
taps into Chi energy then combines it with physical energy.
Teleportation is a form of telekinesis in which the objects are moved
some distance instantaneously.
There have been anecdotal reports
of such apparent phenomena throughout history in various cultures. For
example, poltergeist activity is typically characterized by objects
being moved without apparent explanation, though some people claim that
this is accounted for as unintentional PK by children going through
As with all psi phenomena, there is wide disagreement
and controversy within the sciences and even within the field of
parapsychology as to the very existence of psychokinesis and the
validity or interpretation of PK-related experiments.
Here we explore a few standout experiments reviewed in the report.
Col. J. B. Alexander commended aerospace engineer Jack Houck for
“capturing [a] PK [psychokinetic] phenomenon and transitioning it into
an observable form,” according to Dr. Davis.
Houck taught people
to bend spoons or forks with their minds. Demonstrations were held
under the observation of numerous government science advisors and
senior military officials, Davis said. They were held at the Pentagon,
and the metal was bent without any evident physical force.
Gifted Chinese Children Perform Teleportation?
the 1980s a spate of children in China were purportedly found to have
special abilities. Some of these children were tested, under the
supervision of China’s official National Defense Science Commission.
According to studies published in scientific journals at the time,
these children successfully moved small objects through physical
barriers and through space without touching them.
A second round
of experiments was published in the Chinese Journal of Somatic Science
in 1990, and was carried out by the Aerospace Medicine Engineering
Institute in Beijing. High-speed photography and videography was used
to monitor the movement of the objects.
The Chinese researchers
reported that this monitoring “recorded test specimens physically
‘melding’ or blending with the walls of sealed containers, and in a
different series of experiments the test specimens would simply
disappear from inside the container only to reappear at another
location,” wrote Davis.
Davis described these experiments as
having repeated success and as being conducted under “exceptionally
well controlled conditions (both blind and double-blind).”
Why the Air Force Cares About Psychokinetics
ability to control matter with the mind could be a powerful weapon in
war. Dr. Robert Jahn, dean emeritus of Princeton University’s School of
Engineering, conducted many experiments showing that mind can affect
He attended a meeting on psychokinesis at the Naval
Research Laboratory in the 1980s, Davis said, and “warned that foreign
adversaries could exploit micro- or macro-PK to induce U.S. military
fighter pilots to lose control of their aircraft and crash.”
remote viewing program run by the U.S. government for decades was ended
by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and declassified in 1995.
Ed Dames was part of this program, and now teaches classes on remote
viewing. His website gives an example of the effects this ability has
had: “Dames identified and confirmed the existence of an entirely new
Soviet offensive weapon, and then personally briefed senior officials
of the National Intelligence Agencies regarding the significance of
this new Soviet capability.”
During the 1950s-1960s, the Soviets
conducted and presented research to various worldwide audiences in
Psychokinesis, including levitation. One case was Nina Kulagina, a
Leningrad housewife who demonstrated PK abilities to Western
scientists. They witnessed the leviation and movements of various
stationary objects, the changing of course of objects already in motion
and the change of the rate of beating to a removed frog's heart.
Source: Epoch Times
- UK SIGHTINGS AND THE INNER FIRE DEPARTMENT -
How A Series of UFO Encounters Changed the Life of Radio DJ
and Journalist Bryce Bond
By Sean Casteel
UK Sightings Hot Spot Draws Celebrities Like David Bowie and Mick Jagger at Height of UFO Flap
story of how the new reprint of the late Bryce Bond’s book “UFOs: Key
To Inner Perfection” came about is almost as interesting as the book
itself. It started in late 2014 when Inner Light/Global Communications
CEO Timothy Green Beckley received an all-too-rare order for Bryce’s
book on the impact that UFO contact had had on his philosophical and
metaphysical perceptions of himself and humanity in general.
his introduction to the recent updated and expanded edition, Beckley
writes of how he first met Bryce in the mid-1960s. At the time,
Beckley, along with his partner in crime, the late Jim Moseley, was
organizing small meetings for a flying saucer club in midtown
Manhattan. Bryce was working as a deejay at New York radio station
WTFM, where he eschewed rock and roll and played mainly standards like
Frank Sinatra. Bryce had a mild interest in UFOs and would announce
news of the flying saucer club meetings on the air free of charge.
one of their brief conversations, with “Old Blue Eyes” crooning in the
background, Bryce told Beckley he was going to England soon for a
vacation. Bryce asked Beckley if he knew of any suggestions about what
to do there, things that were off the beaten track and not just the
usual “touristy” fare.
Beckley had just published a book by
British journalist Arthur Shuttlewood called “UFO Prophecy” that dealt
with an enormous wave of sightings then taking place in a small hamlet
called Warminster, located on the Salisbury Plain a stone’s throw from
Eventually thousands of ordinary witnesses would
observe “The Thing,” which one of the more mysterious Warminster UFOs
had been dubbed by the local press. Several celebrities also made their
way to the top of Warminster landmark Cradle Hill to see what they
might see, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie. The national media
hopped on the Warminster UFO bandwagon for a while and produced a
number of television documentaries, including this rare classic, which
can be found archived on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EInZ5rV4qZE
Beckley dashed off a letter of introduction for Bryce and air-mailed it to Shuttlewood.
next thing I heard,” Beckley writes, “was that the two gentlemen had
gotten along rather famously and that Bryce had become, in essence,
Shuttlewood’s sky-watching buddy. Word came back to me from several
sources that Bryce had not only seen a UFO but that he had felt the
psychic energies given off by standing inside a crop circle, one of the
early ones at that, and that he had had several unexplainable
experiences which are detailed throughout the pages of this book.”
experiences in Warminster over the years included several “missing
time” episodes and he was also brought onboard a landed space pod for a
brief sojourn among the crew members. As Shuttlewood told it, there was
an incident in which Bryce was absent from the group of sky-watchers
for a period of hours. But, upon his return, Bryce stated that he felt
he’d been gone a much shorter time.
Beckley writes that such an
experience might shake up almost anyone, but Bryce’s response was one
of elation, of suddenly being high on life. Almost immediately upon
returning to New York, he quit his job at WTFM, saying he could no
longer do anything as superficial as spin Frank Sinatra records. Bryce
had to be free to help others and save humanity.
Bryce began to
lecture at Beckley’s New York School of Occult Arts and Sciences,
became an instructor for Silva Mind Control and a well-known faith
healer in the area.
“UFOs had changed his life,” Beckley writes,
“as they have for many other individuals – both positively and
negatively. Sometime later, Bryce began working on a book he called
‘Keys to Inner Perfection’ which he asked me to publish and which I
did. There was nothing really significant about UFOs in the book, but I
felt that what Bryce had to say was important enough to print a small
edition of 2,000 copies.”
That first book is reprinted in the
new Inner Light/Global Communications release. It reads like a sort of
“alien-inspired” self-help book in which Bryce tries to teach the
open-minded reader to realign one’s consciousness with the cosmos.
Which admittedly is not easy to do, even with help from the flying
saucer occupants. He also preaches the always worthy sentiments of
unselfishness and unconditional love for one’s fellow man and the world
“Unfortunately,” Beckley writes, “Bryce Bond never
lived to see his book published. He passed away less than a month
before the cartons arrived at our warehouse from the printer. I was
always sad about this fact as I knew Bryce had put his heart and soul
into preparing this publication.”
The book sold moderately well
over the next couple of decades, but some of that small initial press
run were consumed by bad weather and hungry rodents who had infested
Beckley’s warehouse. When Beckley received the aforementioned order
with only the one copy on his shelves, he decided to return the
customer’s money and tell the person they were going to reissue the
book. Beckley then handed the book over to William Kern, one of his
graphics people, to have it scanned.
Then, as “luck” would have
it, Beckley was going through his extensive files and came across a
dusty black binder. He realized it was a partially-edited, typewritten
manuscript by none other than Bryce on his experiences in the U.K.
Beckley vaguely remembered that Bryce had given him the book around the
time he had submitted the “Keys To Inner Perfection” manuscript and
asked Beckley to publish it at a later date if he could. The pages were
now brittle and had changed color from white to a brownish-yellow.
newly discovered, detailed account of the UFO encounters that had led
to “Keys To Inner Perfection” would add more depth and meaning to the
reprinting project. It was now apparent that UFOs had impacted Bryce’s
life more than he had let on.
“Frankly,” Beckley writes, “I
can’t help but believe that somehow Bryce was behind all this. As he
looked down from some lofty place in space or a heavenly realm, I am
sure he wanted others to discover the glory of his transformation
experiences so they might experience their own. I think Bryce put me up
to doing this because his complete story was never really told. I
realized the work needed to be updated and a ‘final’ version published.”
“lost” manuscript is a gripping narrative of what happened to Bryce as
he took his leap of faith and visited the paranormal-soaked world of
the small British hamlet.
“Warminster, at this time of night,”
Bryce writes, “even for a Saturday, was somewhat deserted. Only a few
people ambled along the narrow streets. I felt that I had eyes on me
all the way. It was a most unusual feeling. The small narrow streets,
with high brick walls, sky overcast, and the town strangely quiet —
maybe a prelude to what I was about to experience that night! After
walking a short distance through narrow archways and flower-lined
paths, I was amazed how lovely it smelled and how clean it was. On the
hill, some of the group had their telescopes set up on tripods; others
had binoculars and cameras ready.
“The thing that really struck
me was how friendly everyone was. A good portion are very curious,
another percentage are thrill-seekers, and the remainder, well, they
just enjoyed being there with this warm, loving group of spiritual
individuals, sharing stories and conversations . . . UFOs have been
here for eons of years. History is filled with reports of strange
glowing craft, of landings and contactees. But due to negative
programming regarding these ancients, and fear of the unknown being
magnified out of all proportion from mouth to mouth, it spread right
into modern times. Only in these times we blame television and motion
pictures for doing the damage: creating near mass-panic in the mind,
showing these UFOs as hostile, coming down from the heavens to devour,
murder and rape — and to gobble us up!
“This travesty of beings
who are thousands or even millions of years ahead of us in technology,
intelligence and spiritual intent. . . . What the masses do not
understand, they fear. When they fear, they shoot and run. There are
numerous reports that UFOs were shot at, out of panic — even by the
military. Put yourselves in their shoes and think: What would you do if
you went to their planet, or dimension, or universe, or another period
in time? We drove over to Starr Hill, another ancient burial ground
area. This sector is where the Romans built upon, with a few of the
remnants still in evidence. The location was down in a valley, wheat
fields all around and high hills. The sky started to clear, filled with
thousands of beautiful stars and still no UFOs . . .
getting awfully late and still I had not interviewed Arthur
Shuttlewood. My voice was getting weaker, my head clogged up due to the
cool dampness. I got his attention and we crawled into one of the
nearby cars to keep warm while I interviewed him. He was telling me
that, only a few nights ago, three large entities about eight feet in
height were seen down in a little hollow, to which he pointed. While in
their presence, people felt a great warmth exuded from them; they were
engulfed by it and the scent of roses and violets was very strong. All
of a sudden, while Arthur was speaking, his conversation went to a
peculiar light that just appeared in the field in front of us. He was
somewhat blasé about the whole thing . . .
“Arthur then said
quietly: ‘I’m very glad you are here tonight, Bryce. There in front of
us is a UFO. Notice the triangle shape and colored lights going around?
That is a very good sign.’ It then started to lift off in a weird
pattern — then just disappeared. I was flabbergasted! It was so close.
While describing that one on tape for American listeners, another one
popped up about 25 degrees along the horizon. This one was very
brilliant white, while the other was a blaze of colored lights. The
intensity increased as it raised itself very slowly, did a little dance
in the sky, then took off and disappeared. But before it did, Arthur
jumped from the car, borrowed a flashlight from someone and sent Morse
code to it. It in turn sent back the same signal that Arthur flashed
out. Then it flew off. This was the highlight of my British trip: a
close sighting; yet I honestly felt spiritually close to the lights in
Bryce had begun interviewing other watchers as to what they witnessed when he suddenly felt called away once more.
turned off the recorder and made a mad dash out into the field, went
into a light trance state and asked higher intelligence to make contact
again. Leaving the group, I made my way down to the hollow, where two
nights before three entities were seen. Again I went into a light
trance state for what seemed to be a few minutes only . . . I was
awakened by my friends, who thought I had gone. I must have been there
for about an hour. I truly do not know what transpired while I was
there or in trance. I told my friends I would return shortly and they
went back to where the others were standing. I then made my way slowly
back to the parked cars and people. Now here is a strange thing: the
wheat in the field next to me as I walked back up the dirt road was
about waist high . . .
“I walked along the road very close to
the fence. Suddenly I heard a noise — like something crushing the wheat
down. There was no breeze blowing that night. I looked over. The moon
had just come out, shining very brightly — and there, before my eyes, a
large depression was being formed. The wheat was being crushed down in
a counterclockwise position. It too was shaped like a triangle and
measured about twenty feet from point to point. I stood there a few
moments and experienced a tremendous tingling sensation — the same
sweet smell — being engulfed by warm air. Not fully understanding what
had happened, I walked up the road to get Arthur, my host.
of the field, Arthur pointed out some landing impressions in the
section fronting the farm barn: a circle about thirty feet in
circumference, with another depression spotted, but this one in a long
cigar shape. All the depressions, recently made and noticed, were in a
counterclockwise fashion. After all this, I was very happy and
thankful. My mission had been a success.”
Bryce never wavers in
his belief that he has contacted something compassionate and loving in
the fields near Warminster. Later in the new book, he writes, “None of
us seemed to feel fear. Perhaps we didn’t have time for fear, or
perhaps it just didn’t exist in this dimension of consciousness and
contact. Perhaps these beings created a state of Samadhi, the
experience of ultimate union with the source of creation, called God,
higher consciousness, the Supreme; whatever the name, the feeling of
total oneness is the same. Somehow we had been guided to this
destination at this specific time to make contact with these
extraterrestrial intelligences and to share in the extraordinary
This shared sensation of bliss – absent
any sort of fear – is not always the case for UFO witnesses. Many
sighting and abduction reports tend to be all about the terror of
encountering a phenomenon that is nonhuman, supremely intelligent, and
able to hold us helplessly spellbound even as it defies what we believe
are the natural laws of space and time.
But the way in which
Bryce and Shuttlewood and the rest of the group were having such a
pleasant time of it is also not without precedent, as in the contactee
accounts that began to proliferate in the 1950s. One recalls the Betty
Andreasson Luca case, beginning in 1967, in which a New England
housewife and other members of her family were regularly abducted over
many years by what Betty continues to feel are benevolent aliens
preparing the way for the Second Coming of Jesus.
Arthur Shuttlewood thusly on the subject: “I think the UFO intelligence
is essentially of God. But man must sink his ego before he can get the
Beckley has also added the elegiac recollections of two
of Bryce’s old friends to “UFOs: Key To Inner Perfection.” One of those
friends is Marc Brinkerhoff, who contributes a pencil drawing he made
for Bryce depicting his late friend’s face-to-face encounter with both
a gray alien and a human-looking, female alien. The event had taken
place during a later trip to Warminster by Bryce in 1974, and Marc
provides a brief but relatively detailed account of the meeting between
Bryce and the friendly UFO occupants.
Psychic Shawn Robbins
writes about discovering Bryce’s dedicated interest to UFOs one day
when they were conversing about Jimmy Carter’s famous sighting
experience in 1969 as he was campaigning for the governorship of
Georgia. Bryce opened up and told Shawn that he’d been in a kind of
mental contact with UFOs for many years, but Shawn felt that he was
trying to establish a psychic bond with the aliens through her as well.
After all his years of encounters with the UFO occupants, Bryce somehow
still felt like an “outsider” even as he struggled to communicate the
reality of the alien presence to the people. Shawn believes that
mission was accomplished by Bryce’s books.
Bryce died in January
1992 at the age of 63 from a brain aneurism. He had been due to give a
short lecture on metaphysics and healing at the United Nations that
day, and when the always punctual and reliable Bryce didn’t show up on
time nor answer his phone, Marc decided it was time to call the police.
Bryce was discovered collapsed in his home and taken to a New York City
hospital, where he was kept on life support for several days. Marc
claims to have had an out-of-the-body meeting with Bryce in which Bryce
appeared youthful and vigorous but concerned about what was happening
to his body. Shortly after this otherworldly encounter, Bryce was taken
off life support and passed away.
Perhaps Timothy Green Beckley
is right when he says the publication of “UFOs: Keys To Inner
Perfection” may have been guided by Bryce Bond from some heavenly
location. The various components of the new book have come together
after the passage of many years and now form something like a completed
puzzle. The final pieces were the newly discovered manuscript and the
testimonies of those who knew and loved Bryce. One can only hope that,
after meeting the aliens and preaching unconditional love, Bryce has
found it for himself and is still able to lead others to it.
SUGGESTED READINGUFOS: KEY TO INNER PERFECTION
Source: Spectral Vision
- HERE TODAY, GONE NOW DEPARTMENT -The “Vanishing Triangle” Ireland’s Most Eerie MysteriesBy Micah Hanks
is far easier to be sensible in cities than in many country places I
could tell you of. When one walks on those grey roads at evening by the
scented elder-bushes of the white cottages, watching the faint
mountains gathering the clouds upon their heads, one all too readily
discovers, beyond the thin cobweb veil of the senses, those creatures,
the goblins, hurrying from the white square stone door to the north, or
from the Heart Lake in the south.” – William Butler Yeats, “Kidnappers”
The women were all young, and the best efforts of police to find clues about their disappearances came up empty.
were six women officially–nine by some counts–who went missing
beginning in 1993. Rewards, some for as much as €10,000, were offered
to those willing to come forward with any substantial information about
the disappearances, but none bore any fruit. In the aftermath, the
region where the disappearances occurred–all of them still unexplained
today–would be marked with a name commemorating the odd and unsettling
mystery that occurred here.
It is known today as Ireland’s “Vanishing Triangle”.
was always reaching out and touching someone,” said John McCarrick, the
father of Annie McCarrick, the first of the girls to go missing. “She
would never have gone a day without talking to someone. We were very,
very concerned.” Annie had failed to show up at a dinner party she had
planned to host, and days earlier, the New York native, attending
school in Dublin, had not been present to accept a check from her job
Annie was last seen, according to some, in a small
pub call Johnny Fox’s, just outside Enniskerry, County Dublin. Annie
had no boyfriend at the time, according to those who knew her, but
those who had seen her at Johnny Fox’s swore that she had been in the
company of a man that evening… it would be the last evening that anyone
saw Annie alive.
The same year Annie McCarrick vanished,
40-year-old Eva Brennan went missing also, after leaving here parent’s
home one night. The following January, Imelda Keenan, the youngest of
the victims to-date, disappeared near Lomarard Street in Waterford.
Keenan was followed by Josephine Dollard, a 21-year-old who went
missing in 1995 after hitch-hiking from Dublin to her home in Kilkenny.
She was last seen using a pay phone along what would be her final, and
Continuing the trend toward younger women,
two 18-year-olds, Ciara Breen and Deirdre Jacob, 18, both went missing
in 1998. The case of Miss Jacob, a student teacher at the time of her
disappearance, remains one of the most puzzling of all the cases in the
Vanishing Triangle, as there had been numerous witnesses who claimed to
see her just yards from her parent’s home on the evening she vanished.
Motorists saw the girl approaching her parent’s driveway, and security
cameras managed to document her travels as she followed a familiar path
she had known her entire life.
“Neighbors saw her about 200
yards from her home,” according to Geraldine Niland, an author and
chronicler of missing women in Ireland. “And then, suddenly, she was
gone. She literally was standing at the side of the road, about to
cross over into her home, and then, she was gone.” Jacob vanished in
The final two women, both named Fiona, would
disappear in 1996 an 1998; Miss Fiona Pender, 25, had been seven months
pregnant when she vanished. Fiona Sinnott, age 19, had last been seen
at a pub, much like Annie McCarrick just five years earlier.
numerous theories exist linking the various disappearances, perhaps the
most popular among them involves the idea that a serial killer may have
been involved. Others argue that unusual daylight disappearances, like
that of Deirdre Jacob, are more difficult to explain.
has a long history of mysterious disappearances, some of which extend
well beyond the confines of the everyday. William Butler Yeats, though
famed for his poetry, Yeats documented in his 1893 The Celtic Twilight
a rather strange series of fabled kidnappings, which were attributed by
legend to the “fae” or fairy folk. According to such legends, even
those carried away into the haunted hills were sometimes allowed to
revisit their families, albeit once, after a period of seven years:
“Sometimes those who are carried off are allowed after many years–seven
usually–a final glimpse of their friends. Many years ago a woman
vanished suddenly from a Sligo garden where she was walking with her
husband. When her son, who was then a baby, had grown up he received
word in some way, not handed down, that his mother was glamoured by
faeries, and imprisoned for the time in a house in Glasgow and longing
to see him. Glasgow in those days of sailing-ships seemed to the
peasant mind almost over the edge of the known world, yet he, being a
dutiful son, started away. For a long time he walked the streets of
Glasgow; at last down in a cellar he saw his mother working. She was
happy, she said, and had the best of good eating, and would he not eat?
and therewith laid all kinds of food on the table; but he, knowing well
that she was trying to cast on him the glamour by giving him faery
food, that she might keep him with her, refused and came home to his
people in Sligo.”
The legends of these “faery kidnappings”
involved a great stone doorway, located toward the southern end of Ben
Bulben, a sheer stony mountain nearest the Seaport town of Sligo:
“A little north of the town of Sligo, on the southern side of Ben
Bulben, some hundreds of feet above the plain, is a small white square
in the limestone. No mortal has ever touched it with his hand; no sheep
or goat has ever browsed grass beside it. There is no more inaccessible
place upon the earth, and few more encircled by awe to the deep
considering. It is the door of faery-land.”
Yeats noted the
prolific history of strange kidnappings, adding that, “There is hardly
a valley or mountainside where folk cannot tell you of some one
pillaged from amongst them,” emphasizing that, “Many near the white
stone door in Ben Bulben have been stolen away.”
related in Yeats’ prose are not to be taken as literal explanation
behind Ireland’s mysterious disappearances, of course. Yet when
pondering the seemingly inexplicable circumstances surrounding those
who simply vanish into thin air, one almost cannot help but wonder, at
times, if there weren’t some supernatural link that could be
attributed; modern researchers of uncanny claims note that parallels
exist in equal measure between inexplicable kidnappings and the faery
lore of yesteryear… perhaps the legends have some basis–however
remote–in fact, after all.
The disappearances of the Vanishing
Triangle challenged the strength of communities around Dublin, and
today a monument exists at Kilkenny Castle, in tribute to those who
have vanished while wandering home alone along Ireland’s country roads.
Source: Mysterious Universe
- COPYRIGHT ON PUBLIC DOMAIN DEPARTMENT -
USAF UFO Blue Book Files Forced To Be Taken Down
By Alejandro Rojas
news was ablaze with the story of files regarding the U.S. Air Force’s
investigation into the UFO phenomenon being posted online at The Black
Vault website. Most news outlets neglected to report that these files
were not new to the internet, but that what was new was that they were
in a PDF format, and much more accessible than they had been previously.
interest in the files soared, and many local media outlets combed the
files for UFO cases in their neck of the woods. This spawned many
stories about UFO sightings the U.S. Air Force took an interest in when
they were officially investigating UFOs from the late 40s to the late
However, now, unfortunately, the files at The Back Vault
have been forced to be taken down. Fold3, a site that posts military
files and is a subsidiary to Ancestery.com, has claimed they have a
digital copyright over the files.
John Greenewald, owner of The Black Vault, has sent out this statement:
The Black Vault’s Statement on the Project Blue Book Files
29th, 2015 – It is with great frustration to announce, that
Ancestry.com, and their subsidiary Fold3, has laid down a claim to
copyright on the Project Blue Book material – which has long been
labeled as “public domain” by the National Archives & Records
Administration (NARA). Ancestry.com is claiming ownership
to the digital version of this material – despite me having records
that Fold3 doesn’t even have in their archive and I received under the
FOIA starting back in 1996. They simply claimed it was 100%
theirs and I was forced to remove it.
Because of my attempt with
properly crediting Fold3 with a DIRECT LINK to their site as partial
credit for some of the material, they used that show of proper credit
by me to issue a copyright claim under the Digital Copyright Millennium
Act (DCMA). Anyone who knows anything about the law can attest; you are
“guilty until proven innocent” so this was the beginning of the end. I
never hid from Fold3 as a source, and even brought them up in some
media interviews I did take part in, which were all cut out. No one
cared about that part of the story – this new archive was what they
wanted to report on because it was simple, straight forward, easy and
free. And people loved it.
Based on an evidence-less claim I was
forced to remove the entire site. That’s right, there was ZERO
evidence submitted to my web hosting provider of ownership or copyright
or license, but rather, they simply placed the accusation which is all
In good faith, I took the site down in hopes a
compromise could be reached. They already had credit given on the front
page of the site for some of the material, and that link alone resulted
in a 12%+ increase in their entire statistics since they posted records
in 2007, and my link multiplied their weekly hits by 10x, yes ten
times, in only 5 days (statistics are posted on their page, so I am not
guessing on those statistics but rather took notes).
there was much more information here than is cited to Fold3, but they
didn’t care. I offered giving them a full 100% “share of voice”
banner ad to advertise Fold3 (in addition to the link already driving
them traffic), or to sell ads with no profit share to me, and they
didn’t care. I asked if they would work with me on any capacity,
because CLEARLY interest was being generated by my audience (and
obviously not by theirs) but they didn’t care.
In the end – they
offered I become a member of their affiliate program – and offer a link
to them in exchange for a portion of sales generated. ie: You have to
sign up with them, pay a membership, and they give me a
percentage. I quickly declined.
This is public record
material, and it should remain so. To lay ‘exclusive’ claim to it in
the digital world, when both sites (my site and theirs) offer it for
free – is ludicrous and a waste of time and money for everyone.
at the end of the day, I am proud to have brought attention to
information that although has been available for quite some time – the
public at large never knew it existed.
Did some media
outlets misreport? Yes, and if this page was still up, there was a
message on the front page setting the record straight.
it corporate greed, a legal loophole, or a grey area in the copyright
law, all of that is gone in the name of getting your personal
information, and your credit card, by a corporation that has a wallet
much thicker than mine. I’ll let you decide what the right label is to
put on this entire mess.
Does all of this upset you? Me
too! And I invite you to express your thoughts to Ancestry.com,
Fold3, and anyone else you’d like to express your disappointment:
355 South 520 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Ancestry Inc. Corporate Headquarters
360 West 4800 North
Provo, UT 84604
18+ years, I’ve never seen anything like this, and it is a sad day for
the world of public domain, public information, public record and the
idea of “Freedom of Information”.
I have vowed from day 1, never
to fall into the pit of desire of placing a price tag on PUBLIC
information. It’s a shame I am very much alone in that belief.
John Greenewald, Jr.
The Black Vault
Source: Open Minds
YOU BEWITCH ME DEPARTMENT -
London's Magical History
Uncorked From 'Witch Bottle'
A rare insight into the folk beliefs of 17th-century Britons has been
gleaned from the analysis of a sealed "witch bottle" unearthed in
Greenwich, London, in 2004.
Witch bottles were commonly buried to ward off spells during the late
16th and 17th centuries, but it is very rare to find one still sealed.
"So many have been dug up and their contents washed away down the
sink," says Alan Massey, a retired chemist formerly at the University
of Loughborough, UK, who has examined so-called "magical" artifacts and
was asked to analyse the contents of the bottle. "This is the first one
that has been opened scientifically."
During the 17th century, British people often blamed witches for any
ill health or misfortune they suffered, says Massey. "The idea of the
witch bottle was to throw the spell back on the witch," he says. "The
urine and the bulb of the bottle represented the waterworks of the
witch, and the theory was that the nails and the bent pins would
aggravate the witch when she passed water and torment her so badly that
she would take the spell back off you."
The salt-glazed jar was discovered 1.5 metres below ground by
archaeologists from The Maritime Trust, a Greenwich-based charity that
preserves historic sailing vessels. When it was shaken, the bottle
splashed and rattled, and an X-ray showed pins and nails stuck in the
neck, suggesting that it had been buried upside down.
Further computed tomography scans showed it to be half-filled with
liquid, which later analysis showed to be human urine. The bottle also
contained bent nails and pins, a nail-pierced leather "heart",
fingernail clippings, navel fluff and hair. The presence of iron
sulphide in the mixture also suggests that sulphur or brimstone had
"Prior to this point, all we really knew about what was in witch
bottles was what we read from documents from the 17th century," says
Brian Hoggard, an independent expert on British witchcraft who helped
analyse the bottle. These texts suggest "recipes" for filling a witch
bottle, but don't tell us what actually went into them.
Sulphur is not mentioned in any recipe Massey has seen, although a
previously discovered bottle seemed to contain the remains of some
matches, he says. "If you think about where sulphur came from in those
days, it spewed out of volcanic fumaroles from the underworld. It would
have been the ideal thing to [kill] your witch, if you wished to."
Further analysis of the urine showed that it also contained cotinine, a
metabolite of nicotine, suggesting that it came from a smoker, while
the nail clippings appear quite manicured, suggesting that a person of
some social standing created the bottle.
"It's confirming what 17th-century documents tell us about these
bottles, how they were used and how you make them," says Owen Davies, a
witchcraft expert at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK.
"The whole rationale for these bottles was sympathetic magic – so you
put something intimate to the bewitched person in the bottle and then
you put in bent pins and other unpleasant objects which are going to
poison and cause great pain to the witch."
Source: New Scientist
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