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you such Auld Lang Syne tales as:
- Swarms of Giant Drones Spotted Over Two States
- American Diplomat Suffered 20 Brain Injuries in ‘Sonic Attack’ -
- Georgia Girl Says
Belong to Ghost -
AND: New Life to Prague’s Golem
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All the time living in the walls of a remote farmhouse located on the Isle of Mann.
To the Irvings, especially their teenage daughter, Gef was not a
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chocolate and bananas, and helped them keep the stoves lit. But to
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- THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT DEPARTMENT -
Swarms of Giant Drones Spotted Over Two States
By Andrew Court
Residents in six counties across two states are now being left baffled
by large drones that are being spotted flying across the sky each
On Monday, law enforcement officials in the Colorado counties of
Phillips and Yuma reported that they had clocked a total of 17 drones
travelling in their airspace since December 16.
Now, sightings have spread to three other counties in Colorado, and a neighboring county in southwest Nebraska.
Washington County Sheriff Jon Stivers told KDVR on Saturday that locals
in his jurisdiction have been spotting the flying objects between the
hours of 6 and 10 pm.
'I've had reports of anywhere from 6 to 12 [drones],' he stated.
'One person believed it to be more than 12, close to 30. It seemed like several of them were flying together, in 3 or 4 pairs'.
The drones have estimated wingspans of at least six-feet.
Stivers later told The Denver Post that he had been warning local
residents not to shoot the drones out of the sky, telling them that to
do so would be a violation of federal law.
However, there are fears that the flying objects could collide with
planes or helicopters that are also traveling through the
And that worry is increasing as there have now been additional
sightings in Sedgwick and Lincoln counties in Colorado, as well as
Deuel County in Nebraska.
The drones reportedly hover between 200 feet and 300 feet off the ground.
Both the size and the number of drones would appear to rule out hobbyists, Undersheriff William Myers told the Denver Post.
Sheriffs are investigating all reports and will conduct a forensic
evaluation to determine who owns the drones if they are able to do so.
The Federal Aviation Administration has no information on the drones, according to the Denver Post said.
The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Air Force also told the newspaper that the drones do not belong to their agencies.
Conspiracy theories are exploding online, with some positing that the
drones belong to a Mexican drug cartel or to aliens from a far off
And even if the owner or owners of the drones are eventually tracked down, they may not face any criminal charges.
'The way Colorado law is written, none of the statutes fit for harassment or trespassing,' Myers told the Denver Post.
Source: The Daily Mail
- NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG DEPARTMENT -
American Diplomat Suffered 20 Brain Injuries in ‘Sonic Attack’
By Michael Nedelman
Doctors shared details recently
about what happened to the brain of one diplomat who may be a victim of
the so-called sonic attacks that have impacted dozens of people in Cuba
Researchers revealed the results of an independent brain analysis of
Mark Lenzi, a US diplomat who was stationed in Guangzhou, China, in
2017 when he started experiencing unexplained symptoms including
headache, difficulty reading, irritability, as well as memory and sleep
Among the MRI findings: 20 brain regions with "abnormally low" volumes,
including regions involved in memory, emotional regulation and motor
skills that may correlate with Lenzi's symptoms, doctors said. Of the
107 regions they looked at, they also found three that had bigger
volumes. They said the parts of the brain with low volume may reflect
brain injury, and those with high volumes could be evidence that other
parts of his brain have compensated.
These tests, however, do not reveal the cause. That remains a mystery.
"There's no smoking gun," said Dr. Edward Soll, medical director of The
Concussion Group and a radiologist who was among those who evaluated
Lenzi's brain scans. Still, looking at the compendium of evidence, "it
would be hard not to conclude that there was serious damage to this
gentleman's brain," he added.
The "sonic attacks," as they have come to be called, are first known to
have befallen US government personnel in Havana, Cuba, starting in late
2016. The US State Department announced last year it was looking into
similar events in China, expanding a health alert there. Secretary of
State Mike Pompeo described the medical details in both locations as
"very similar and entirely consistent" with each other.
A study published in July also found brain variations among 40 US
government personnel affected by the events in Cuba, when compared to
48 healthy adults. The variations included some measures of volume and
relationships among different brain regions. However, the authors of
the earlier study noted that the clinical importance of the findings
was uncertain, and they didn't have earlier MRIs of the patients to
compare with what their brains looked like before the incidents.
Moreover, these patterns didn't fit a clear picture of a specific
disorder, according to the authors.
"It certainly does not resemble the imaging presentation of traumatic
brain injury or concussion, although they present with clinical
symptoms which are concussion-like," Ragini Verma, one of that study's
authors and a professor of radiology and neurosurgery at the University
of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, previously told CNN of
the Cuba patients.
"It says something happened, and we need to look further, and that's about it," Verma said.
In previous accounts, Cuba patients described hearing "intensely loud"
sounds coming from a specific direction, which they described as
"buzzing," "grinding metal," "piercing squeals" and "humming." Experts
said the noise itself is unlikely to have caused the symptoms.
"We actually don't think it was the audible sound that was the
problem," Dr. Douglas Smith, director of the University of
Pennsylvania's Center for Brain Injury and Repair, previously told CNN.
"We think the audible sound was a consequence of the exposure."
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen said in a statement Thursday that
Lenzi's findings underscore the importance of her efforts to include a
provision in the latest congressional spending bill ensuring government
workers injured in places like Cuba and China have access to long-term
"These injuries, and subsequent treatment by the U.S. Government, have
been a living nightmare for these dedicated public servants and their
families," Shaheen said. "Our diplomats, personnel and their families
in China and Cuba experienced mystifying injuries while serving our
country, and they must be assured that our government will stand by
them as they continue on their path toward recovery."
WHO HAS MY BONES DEPARTMENT
Georgia Girl Says
Belong to Ghost
possible human remains got
A Russell County Georgia
fifth-grader is convinced
bones found in her
home last weekend belong to a
mysterious friend who told her
chopped up years ago.
Investigators have few clues
about how and when the bones
insulation under the living
room floor of the mobile home
Road, near East Alabama Motor
The 10-year-old, Stephanie
Ogden, and her family have
lived in the home
since 1998. Her
great-grandparents, John and
Marion Stewart, own the
The bones were found Saturday
as the Ogdens, who are
home, pulled up boards in the
living room floor. Russell
Sheriff's Lt. Heath Taylor
said an initial analysis shows
the bones are
from the pelvis and leg of a
child at least 10 years old,
and the child
has been dead at least 10
Another bone was found Sunday,
Marion Stewart said. The area
bones were found had duct tape
over the insulation, Stewart
"There's an odor there that
doesn't belong," Stewart said.
The bones probably don't have
enough marrow to do DNA tests,
said. Because the trailer has
been moved several times
and Alabama, investigators now
are faced with the daunting
trying to track down missing
children from a wide area in
Taylor said gnaw marks on the
bones may indicate a rodent
inside the insulation. Dirt
and plant material on the
they were outside at one time,
Stephanie said a black girl in
a white dress started visiting
when she was about 5 years
old. The girl was friendly,
but she told
Stephanie a horrible story.
"She told me that somebody put
her in the floor," Stephanie
said he had a mask on, and
that he chopped her up. She
didn't know who
the person was, because he had
a mask on."
Stephanie, a fifth-grader at
Dixie Elementary School, now
the bones that were found in
her home belong to her
"It's possible because that
girl was a ghost," Stephanie
"Nobody knows about them."
Marion Stewart said Stephanie
used to tell her family about
visitor, but the adults always
dismissed the stories as being
fabrication based partly on
horror movies. Stewart
said Stephanie used to always
ask for two glasses of soda
when she would
play outside -- one glass for
her and one for her friend.
Stewart said the weekend's
grisly discoveries have
convinced her that
playmate is actually a
tormented soul seeking
"I'm not a psychic, and I
don't believe in some of that
said. "But I believe this is a
soul who has not been put to
Taylor said detectives can't
base their work on ghost
"Do you have any idea how hard
it is to investigate a ghost?"
Investigators are looking
through databases of missing
children to find
any links to the trailer's
location, but Taylor doesn't
hold out much
hope of solving the case.
"It's just one of those cases
where there's just not a lot
to go on,"
Source: The Ledger-Enquirer
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- TRAPPED IN THE PAST DEPARTMENT -
After Accident, Teen’s Short Term Memory Resets Every Day
In 2017, Caitlin Little, a
sophomore at Southeast Guilford High School in Greensboro, North
Carolina, suffered a concussion during a cross-country practice which
left her with a rare form of amnesia. All of her new memories are
erased each night, so every morning she wakes up thinking it’s October
Caitlin’s case sounds a lot like the plot of hit romantic comedy 50
First Dates, in which Drew Barrymore’s character was involved in a
serious car accident which left her unable to create new memories after
that terrible event, causing her to wake up every morning thinking it
was the day of of the accident. In 2004, when 50 First Dates Came Out,
the amnesia Barrymore’s character was suffering from was nothing more
than a fictional condition called ‘Goldberg’s Syndrome’, and one
clinical neuropsychologist even wrote an article about it, claiming
that it “bears no relation to any known neurological or psychiatric
condition”. However, several real-life cases of short-term memory
resetting have been reported since then, and today that once fictional
condition is a medically-recognized disorder known as anterograde
It’s been seventeen months since Caitlin Little suffered a concussion
during a high-school cross-country practice, but to the 16-year-old, it
literally feels like yesterday. On October 12, 2017, Caitlin hit her
head when one of her team mates accidentally stumbled into her. At the
time, both the girl’s coaches and a neurologist thought it was a severe
concussion the effects of which would pass in a matter of weeks. But
time went by, and Caitlin did not display the usual progress. She still
hasn’t, so every day, her parents have to wake her up gently, tell her
what day it is and explain that she hit her head two years ago.
“I’m always afraid that she’s going to jump out of bed and tell me,
‘It’s wrong’ and, ‘It can’t be.’ And, why am I lying to her? So I’m
always very hesitant every day when I do it, but it’s my job. I have to
tell her,” Caitlin’s father told MyFox8.
Luckily, the most she’s ever done after hearing about her condition is
act very surprised or question “How can that be?”. When she does that,
her father asks her to read a journal by her bedside, which contains
noted about what has happened since her accident, and if she has any
questions to come see him after 15, 20 minutes.
Caitlin’s anterograde amnesia has made schooling very difficult,
because her memory cannot retain all the information she learns every
day. She can’t even remember her teacher’s name so she has to have it
written on her binder. Her special education teacher, Tracy Helms, says
that every morning Caitlin acts like they’re meeting for the first time.
“I come in and meet her and she doesn’t know who I am. Every day, she
doesn’t know where her seat is in this class; she doesn’t know who her
teacher is,” Helms told WTKR. “Every day is fresh and new to her, just
like it’s never been seen before.”
Despite numerous visits to several doctors, no one has been able a
solution to her condition, so Caitlin’s memory continues to reset every
night, as she sleeps. Her current treatment reportedly costs $1,000 a
day, and since neither of her parents are working right now, the bills
are racking up fast. Luckily, the family have received financial
support through crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, after Caitlin’s case
became the subject of a documentary series on MyFox8 called ‘Caitlin
Caitlin’s family is hopeful that one day a switch will flip back on in
her brain and she’ll once again be able to retain new memories, but in
the meantime the teen has learned to cope with her rare amnesia.
“[I have to be] very organized. So I have lots of Post-It notes that
say, ‘Hey, let’s do this,’ or, ‘This is new,’ or things to help me out.
So, it’s not as hard as I’d imagine it’d be without them,” Caitlin said.
Source: Oddity Central
- CAPITALIZING ON A LEGEND DEPARTMENT -
New Life to Prague’s Golem
PRAGUE — They say the Golem, a
Jewish giant with glowing eyes and supernatural powers, is lurking once
again in the attic of the Old-New Synagogue here.
The Golem, according to Czech legend, was fashioned from clay and
brought to life by a rabbi to protect Prague’s 16th-century ghetto from
persecution, and is said to be called forth in times of crisis. True to
form, he is once again experiencing a revival and, in this commercial
age, has spawned a one-monster industry.
There are Golem hotels; Golem door-making companies; Golem clay
figurines (made in China); a recent musical starring a dancing Golem;
and a Czech strongman called the Golem who bends iron bars with his
teeth. The Golem has also infiltrated Czech cuisine: the menu at the
non-kosher restaurant called the Golem features a “rabbi’s pocket of
beef tenderloin” and a $7 “crisis special” of roast pork and potatoes
that would surely have rattled the venerable Rabbi Judah Loew ben
Bezalel, the Golem’s supposed maker.
Even the first lady, Michelle Obama once paid her respects when she
visited Rabbi Loew’s grave and, following Jewish tradition,
placed a prayer on a piece of paper and put it near his tombstone.
Eva Bergerova, a theater director who is staging a play about the
Golem, said it was no coincidence that this Central European story was
ubiquitous at a time of swine flu and economic distress. “The Golem
starts wandering the streets during times of crises, when people are
worried,” Ms. Bergerova said. “He is a projection of society’s
neuroses, a symbol of our fears and concerns. He is the ultimate crisis
Rabbi Manis Barash, who oversees an institute here devoted to Rabbi
Loew’s work, said that “because of the financial crisis, people were
increasingly turning to spirituality for meaning.”
Others, like Jakub Roth, a derivatives trader and a leader of the
Jewish community, noted that the Golem had contemporary relevance
because he protected sacred values from imminent dangers. “In the past
this was anti-Semitism,” Mr. Roth said. “Today it is global recession,
Islamic fundamentalism and Russian aggression.”
The surge in popularity of the Golem also anticipates the 400th
anniversary in September of Rabbi Loew’s death in 1609, at nearly 100.
A Jewish mystic and philosopher who a leading scholar of the Talmud and
kabbalah and wrote at least 22 books, he was known widely as the
Maharal, a great sage.
Few here dispute that the Golem, who is often depicted as either a
menacing brown blob or an artificial humanoid, has become a lucrative
global brand. But it is also a profound irritation to Prague’s Jewish
leaders that Rabbi Loew’s legacy has been hijacked by a powerful dunce
whom the Talmud characterizes as a “fool.”
“I am frustrated by the legend of the Golem in the same way I am
frustrated that people buy Kafka souvenirs on every street in Prague
but don’t bother to read his books,” Rabbi Karel Sidon, the chief rabbi
of the Czech Republic, lamented. Alluding to the recent rise of
neo-Nazis in the Czech Republic and elsewhere, however, he hastened to
add, “We like the Golem because he protected the Jews.”
Rabbi Barash emphasized that in the Talmud, the Golem was considered a
dumb klutz because he was literal-minded, could not speak and had no
“sechel,” or intellect. “If in school,” he said, “you didn’t use your
brains, the teacher would say, ‘Stop behaving like a golem.’ ”
According to one version of Prague’s Golem legend, the city’s Jews,
under the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, were being attacked, falsely
accused of using the blood of Christians to perform their rituals. To
protect the community, Rabbi Loew built the Golem out of clay from the
banks of the Vltava River.
He used his knowledge of kabbalah to make it come alive, inscribing the
Hebrew word emet, or truth, on the creature’s forehead. The Golem, whom
he called Josef and who was known as Yossele, patrolled the ghetto; it
is said he could make himself invisible and summon spirits from the
Eventually, the Golem is said to have gone on a murderous rampage — out
of unrequited love, some explain. Fearing that he could fall into the
wrong hands, Rabbi Loew smeared clay on the Golem’s forehead, turning
emet into met, the Hebrew word for death, and put him to rest in the
attic of the Old-New Synagogue.
Though a quintessentially Jewish tale, the saga of the Golem,
popularized here in a 1950s fairy tale film, has long been regarded as
a Czech legend. Benjamin Kuras, a Czech playwright and the author of
the book “As Golems Go,” said the fighting figure of the Golem had
appeal in a nation traumatized by centuries of occupation and invasion.
“After living through the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Nazism and decades
of communism, the Czechs are drawn to a character with supernatural
powers that will help liberate them from oppression,” Mr. Kuras said.
“Many here don’t even realize he is a Jewish monster.”
Such is the pull of the Golem that Rabbi Sidon said he received dozens
of requests each year for visits to the Golem’s attic lair — requests
he politely declined. During World War II, it was rumored that Nazi
soldiers broke into the synagogue, and Rabbi Loew’s Golem ripped them
apart, limb by limb.
“We say the Golem is in the attic, up there,” Rabbi Sidon said. “But I
have never gone there. I say that if the Golem was put there 400 years
ago, then today he is dirt and dust and can’t do anything to disturb
Asked if the Golem was fact or fiction, Rabbi Sidon shrugged and
sighed. “It’s possible he is real,” the rabbi said. “I just don’t
know.” But he noted that there had been several cases of sage rabbis
who had supposedly created golems.
Rabbi Sidon recalled that in the late 1990s, an elderly Jewish woman
asked him where the Golem was. “I told her he was in the attic,” Rabbi
Sidon said. “ ‘Not that one, the real one,’ ” he said the woman
replied, insisting that she had been at the synagogue a year earlier
and had met Mr. Golem, a lanky figure with ruddy cheeks.
Recognizing the description, the rabbi said, he confronted the
synagogue’s shamash, or attendant, a man called Josef, who shares the
Golem’s first name. Josef eventually confessed that he had been telling
visitors he was the Golem’s great-grandson.
Source: NY Times
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