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- DYSFUNCTION IN HIGH PLACES DEPARTMENT -
The "Screwed Up" Investigation into The "Havana Syndrome"
By Lucas Ropek
A newly released report says Rex Tillerson’s State
Department responded in a slow, disorganized fashion to the “Havana
syndrome”—the mysterious rash of neural disorders that has plagued U.S.
and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and other locations since 2016.
A previously undisclosed report from the State Department’s
Accountability Review Board paints a picture of dysfunction,
miscommunication and excessive secrecy during Tillerson’s tenure as
Secretary of State, the likes of which prevented a thorough
investigation into the rash of weird incidents that has left more than
a dozen bureaucrats with brain injuries. The report was published
Wednesday by the National Security Archive.
The disturbing incidents, first publicized in 2017, have seen foreign
officials—mostly CIA agents—afflicted with a range of bizarre symptoms
consistent with significant brain trauma. The symptoms were initially
attributed to pesticide exposure and crickets, but the conversation has
evolved to suggest the injuries resulted from an attack via some sort
of “sonic weapon,” likely involving concentrated microwave radiation.
Though the first incidents occurred in Cuba, similar episodes have
since been reported in China and Uzbekistan, among other places.
Whatever the cause, the one thing we do know is that Tillerson’s State
Department botched the initial response. The newly released ARB report
depicts the agency’s efforts as bungling and inept, calling its
response “stove-piped and largely ad hoc.” Apparently no single person
was ever put in charge of coordinating a response to the incidents, nor
was any State Department task force developed to address the crisis.
Tillerson did make the decision to dramatically reduce staffing levels
at the Embassy in Havana, but a “cost-benefit” analysis was not
conducted to ensure that this decision would not lead to further
dysfunctions, the report claims.
On top of this, inter-agency communication regarding the illnesses were
conducted largely outside of normal “channels,” making it harder to
retrospectively piece together the work that actually had been done.
The report also says Tillerson’s personal failure to fill positions at
the State Department contributed to the agency’s failure to respond
The report states:
“As a result, a whole-of-government comprehensive
effort to identify the mechanism of injury and perpetrators, to
understand the universe of potentially affected individuals, to treat
and rehabilitate the injured employees as well as to deal with the many
administrative issues associated with this anomalous event never
The CIA is also blamed for undermining the investigation. In the
report’s section on communication and information sharing, a passage
that is obviously about the intelligence agency—but which has been
heavily redacted so as to obscure the actual mention of its name—claims
that both “at [Havana] Post and in Washington, response to the
incidents was characterized by excessive secrecy that contributed to a
delayed response.” The report further states that a future Secretary of
State should “advise employees, and his counterparts at other agencies
represented at missions overseas, that he expects complete
Aside from the government’s pitfalls, one of the biggest takeaways from
the report is that America still has literally no idea what is going
on. Of the mysterious plague of apparent “brain attacks” on federal
agents, the ARB states:
We do not know the motive behind these incidents,
when they actually commenced, or who did it. We do know that USG, and
Canadian diplomatic community members, were injured, but we do not know
how. We do not know what happened, when it happened, who did it, or why.
Very comforting. A recently released report from the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention similarly fails to shed any light on the
maladies. The CDC, which had previously been tasked with conducting an
“epidemiological study” of the illnesses, states:
“The evaluations conducted thus far have not
identified a mechanism of injury, process of exposure, effective
treatment, or mitigating factor for the unexplained cluster of symptoms
experienced by those stationed in Havana, Cuba.”
The Biden administration has vowed to do a better job when it comes to
investigating the illnesses. This week, following the report’s release,
the White House announced it had appointed a new senior-level adviser
to coordinate a response to the illnesses. The move was announced
during a press conference Thursday, during which State Department
spokesman Ned Price said that the agency was working hard to uncover
what had occurred.
“The U.S. government is working to determine what happened to our staff
and their families and to ensure the well-being and health of our
officials going forward. That investigation remains underway. It
remains a high priority,” Price said.
- SPIRITS OF THE MIND DEPARTMENT -
Are Paranormal Investigators Creating Their Own Ghosts?
By Alex Matsuo
For decades, paranormal
investigators and ghost hunters have been exploring the unknown.
Storytelling and research are part of the process. We learn about the
legends and lore behind haunted locations and other ghost stories.
These elements go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly. Or,
chicken nuggets and barbecue sauce. And, now I’m hungry.
Our minds are powerful tools. Is it possible to simply manifest your
own thoughts with a self-fulfilling prophecy, or completely create your
own entity? For the sake of sanity and keeping track of my own
thoughts, let’s move forward with the idea that spirits exist in some
Stories, Legends, & Lore
We need the stories and the historical context to better understand
what’s going on behind the reports of alleged hauntings. Is it be
possible that as more people learn the stories, all of that energy
collects and creates a haunting? This could very well explain activity
from the ghost of a person who never existed. Let’s consider popular
locations that host investigators almost every night of the year. Each
night, we tell the same stories. Perhaps that expectation is what is
actually haunting us instead of a spirit?
Take Gettysburg as an example. People visit the battlefield, and
history is on repeat. From reenactments to films to paintings to ghost
walks to museums to even just sitting in a restaurant, Gettysburg’s
story is on repeat. That energy has not had a chance to just rest in
over two hundred years. Could it be possible that the apparitions that
we see are merely from our own minds?
Manifestation & Intention
The manifestation of thoughts and intentions is becoming widely popular
these days. On social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok
especially, there are creators providing exercises and meditations for
the manifestation of intentions. While paranormal investigators aren’t
necessarily going through this intense process, many do set their
intentions ahead of time of what entities they want to engage with.
They may picture specific people in their heads or just a general idea
of who they want to interact with.
Thoughtforms and Tulpas
Several years ago, I want to say 2011, I was made aware of the theories
of thoughtforms and tulpas. I actually covered this subject quite
extensively in my book, The Haunted Actor, where I theorized that
hauntings come from people, especially emotionally powerful people like
actors. To put it simply, all tulpas are thoughtforms, but not all
thoughtforms are tulpas. Clear as mud, right?
This is where I derail the idea that hauntings are tulpas. Tulpa is
Tibetan word for a being that was created by mental discipline. It
takes intense thought and concentration to manifest an entity. There is
a specific intention behind a tulpa, and its creation is not an
accident. I’ve also read that tulpas are created through dismantling
one’s own psyche. Meaning one creates a tulpa together by piecing
together parts of yourself to create this being. Essentially, a tulpa
is your own creation from parts of yourself.
Thoughtforms seem to happen with a similar intention but seem to be
more accidental. Also, there doesn’t seem to be parts of yourself being
used for creation. For example, a bunch of people investigating the
ghost of little Sally at the haunted asylum may be unintentionally
creating Sally herself. Sally could very well be a real person, but her
spirit isn’t what is haunting the asylum since she crossed over decades
Fun fact: I’ve also read that elementals are thought-forms. But that is a discussion for another time.
The Phillip Experiment
The Philip experiment was conducted in 1972 in Toronto, Canada by Dr.
A.R. George Owen and the Toronto Society for Psychical Research (TSPR).
The experiment was to determine whether subjects could communicate with
fictionalized ghosts through human will. According to Dr. Owen, he
believed that “Ghosts have an objective reality, but they are created
out of the minds that see them.” Dr. Owen, who is a mathematical
geneticist, lead the experiment while it was overseen by a psychologist
named Dr. Joel Whitton.
The idea of the experiment would be that participants would make up a
fictionalized ghost, and then try to make contact during seances. In
case you’re wondering, yes, the 2014 film, The Quiet Ones, is loosely
based on the Philip experiment.
The participants of the experiment included eight participants, one of
them being Dr. Owen’s wife Iris Owen. Other participants included:
Margaret Sparrow, former chairperson of MENSA
Andy H., industrial designer
Lorne, Andy’s wife
Al Peacocok heating engineer
Bernice M, accountant
Dorothy O’Donnel, bookkeeper
Sidney K., sociology student
All of the people who participated were members of TSPR.
First, the group had to agree on a backstory for their ghost. They
decided that the ghost’s name would be Philip Aylesford, and he would
live in the 1600s during the time of Oliver Cromwell. He was an
aristocrat, married to a cold woman named Dorothea, with whom he had a
daughter. One day, Philip rode by a gypsy encampment and fell in love
with a woman named Margo. He brought her back to secretly live in his
gatehouse, and they had an affair. Eventually, Dorothea found out and
accused Margo of witchcraft.
Afraid of losing his status and possessions, Philip did nothing.
Tragically, Margo was sentenced to death and burned at the stake.
Burdened by guilt and remorse, Philip committed suicide at the age of
The group started meeting weekly starting in September 1972. They would
have informal gatherings where they discussed Philip, meditate on him,
and visualize him. This went on for about a year with no results.
However, it should be noted that the room was fully lit. Sometimes, the
participants said they felt a presence in the room, but there was
nothing extraordinary that would make them think it was Philip.
Then, the group decided to change the dynamics of their atmosphere and
recreate a traditional seance environment. Dr. Owen dimmed the lights.
They sang songs and pictured where Philip would have lived and what he
looked like. Also, they managed to get antiques from the time period.
This seemed to have worked. Philip made himself known through a distant
rap on the table. In traditional seance fashion, the group had Philip
rap once for yes and twice for no. Eventually Philip was able to dim
the lights on his own, create a cold breeze, and other incredible
psychokinetic phenomenon. The group even did a demonstration in front
of 50 people, and Philip delivered. However, the group was never able
to make Philip materialize.
Continuing the Experiment
TSPR was so impressed with their results with the Philip Experiment,
they attempted the experiment a few more times with different spirits.
They managed to create and contact a French Canadian spy named Lilith.
Instead of taking over a year to make contact, Lilith made herself
known in just five weeks. The group also created a man from the future
named Axel as well as a medieval alchemist named Sebastian.
In Australia, a group conducted what became known as the Skippy
Experiment. With six participants, the group created the ghost of a
14-year old girl named Skippy Carmichael. According to the group,
Skippy communicated mainly using raps and scratching sounds.
Even after all this, I’m not 100% certain what we’re communicating with
in these haunted locations. Are we truly talking to a sentient beings
created from our own minds, or are we talking to the souls of those
once lived? Thanks to the Internet, these stories are more readily
available than ever. This means that we will continue to read,
meditate, and regurgitate these stories until we join the other side.
Even if we set up our intentions, could it be possible that we’re
creating our own ghosts? Given that I can’t manipulate a K2 meter or a
REM-Pod with my own mind, I have a hard time believing this. This is
why I find equipment so faulty. If it is our consciousness that is
manipulating the equipment, how come we can’t do it right now when
we’re alive? What changes once we leave our physical body?
Source: The Spooky Stuff
- IN YOUR FACE DEPARTMENT -
Toddlers Filmed Talking to "Monster" on Bedroom Wall
By Tim Binnall
A spooky piece of footage
captured by a baby monitor at a house in Georgia appears to show a set of triplets talking to an unseen entity.
The unsettling scene reportedly unfolded in the home of Caitlin
Nichols, 25, who said she overheard her triplets Presley, Millie, and
Hays screaming and arguing with each other in their Georgia home on
When she checked the baby monitor, the girls appeared to be speaking to an unseen figure by the wall.
In the spooky footage, the three girls are out of bed and looking at the same wall.
One of the girls points at something she sees there and the other two run over.
The first little girl runs over to the opposite wall and back twice,
appearing to shake her fist at some thing she sees and shouts "in your
She is then joined by her sister and the pair run back and forth trying to jump up and hit something.
Their sister climbs on one of the beds to try and do the same.
At a later point, the three girls hide behind their closet before one of them comes out again to point at the wall.
The girls reemerge from behind the closet only to run back screaming again.
"You like our beds?" one of the girls shouts, and the other screams: "You have a problem."
Nichols has said that despite the screaming and hiding, she believes that her daughters were playing in the five-minute clip.
"We've had a couple of other spooky encounters before, like the girls'
toys going off while they are asleep, so this isn't the first," she
In an Instagram post of the clip, Nichols said that the girls had just
woken up from a nap and were playing when she heard them starting to
She said she heard them shout "I'm mad at you" over and over as they looked at the wall.
Source: Coast to Coast AM
- PHOTO BOMBING GHOST DEPARTMENT -
"Ghostly Figure" Caught in Photo At Wardour Castle
The figure of an old lady with a walking stick has mysteriously
appeared in the background of a picture taken at a castle in Wiltshire.
Wilton resident Carol Earl came across the photo from her trip to Old
Wardour Castle, near Tisbury, while looking through some discs during
The snap, taken with a digital camera, dates back to summer 2007, when
she and her daughter visited the castle for the first time.
When the picture was taken, Carol, who can be seen leaning against a wall, thought she'd be the only person in the photo.
But when she returned home, much to her surprise, it was clear there was something, or someone, in the background.
'There was absolutely nobody there'
"I was quite surprised, quite excited," she said.
"There was absolutely nobody there at the time, nobody walking by, nobody in the vicinity.
"Just myself and my daughter who took the picture, so I don't know how it could have happened."
Asked what she thinks the figure is, Carol said: "I don't know, I have absolutely no idea.
"I kept it to myself and put it away with the other photographs but
when I found it I thought 'maybe someone will be interested to see it'.
"At the time I was a lot younger, I can see it's a lady and she's got a walking stick and glasses."
An old lady near the lake?
According to a former English Heritage employee at the castle, Carol is
not the first visitor to come across a mysterious apparition.
Other visitors had reported sightings of a ghostly old lady near the lake but staff never saw anything.
Former employee Martin Hasted said: "It always seemed pretty unhaunted
to me but there was a story of a grey lady who had been seen walking
down to the lake.
"People said it was potentially Lady Blanche Arundell who defended the castle during the Civil War.
"Although all of the staff had never seen or heard anything odd during their many years of walking around in the dark.
"It only ever seemed to be visitors reporting things!"
So the staff, the people who knew the site best, had never seen anything.
And those who doubt ghostly goings on may also point out the figure in
Carol's photo also looks more modern than Lady Arundell surely would
What, then, did Carol's camera pick up?
A trick of the light, or something more spiritual?
Plan to return to historic site
That trip 14 years ago was the first and only time Carol visited the castle.
"It was a lovely place, I don't know much about the history but it was a lovely day," she said.
"When we can go there again we will go back."
According to English Heritage, Old Wardour Castle was built in the 14th
century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living
and lavish entertainment.
During the English Civil War, the castle was besieged twice - first by
Parliamentary forces trying to take it from Lady Arundell and then by
Henry Arundell, her son, who in March 1644 retook it after blowing up
one side of his own castle with a mine.
The English Heritage website added: "The ruined castle was later
confiscated, after the final victory of the Parliamentarians in 1648
and the execution of Charles I in 1649.
"Henry eventually recovered his estates in 1660 when the monarchy was restored.
"Instead of rebuilding the castle, however, he built a smaller house,
now known as Old Wardour House, just to the south (now privately
The castle was later the inspiration for the one featured in the Kevin Costner film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'.
The site is currently closed. It will reopen when restrictions are eased.
Source: Salisbury Journal
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Why Are Ghosts Seen Wearing
A question that ghost researchers often are confronted with concerns
the fact that ghosts are most often seen wearing clothes. It is also a
question that skeptics raise to support their argument that ghosts are
figments of the imagination. But it’s a perfectly legitimate question.
If ghosts are human spirit energy, why do their manifestations include
the manufactured convention of clothing? After all, clothes are not
part of our bodies, our spirits or our “souls”.
Or are they? I posed this question to a number of respected paranormal
American Ghost Society
Why do ghosts need clothes? No one really seems to know, but it’s
possible that in most cases, ghosts seen wearing clothing are simply
“residual” images – imprints or memories that linger on the atmosphere
of a place like a recording.
A ghost of this sort would have no “personality” and is simply like an
old movie that just keeps playing.
But what about ghosts that are not merely imprints? What about those
which are true, traditional spirits who died and stayed behind? Many
researchers feel that ghosts are made up of electromagnetic energy.
This energy, inside of the body, forms what we call our spirit, soul or
personality. Now, science cannot prove this energy or personality
actually exists, yet we know it does. If it can exist inside of our
bodies, then why can’t it exist outside of the body, once the body
itself stops functioning? It’s possible that it does and that this
electromagnetic energy contains our personality and is what we think of
as our spirit.
It has been shown through scientific experiments that exposure to high
levels of electromagnetic energy can cause people to have vivid dreams,
nightmares and even hallucinations. In other words, people are seeing
things as a result of exposure to this energy. If spirits have any sort
of control over the energy they are now comprised of (or even if their
personalities are somehow manifested in the energy), then I would think
it possible for the witness to see the spirit as the spirit sees
itself. If the personality really does remain, the spirit would
visualize itself as it was when alive, appearing as a living person and
This could be a totally unconscious effect of the energy on the living
person, or it could be a manipulation on the part of the spirit itself,
perhaps causing the person to see what it wants them to. To understand
this, I suggest that you close your eyes for a moment and then
visualize yourself in your mind. How do you appear to yourself? Most
likely, you were wearing clothing in your imagination. With the idea
that a ghost appears looking in the same way that he sees himself, this
might explain why so many ghosts that are seen are not only wearing
RICHARD AND DEBBIE SENATE
Ghosts and the clothes they wear have long been a snickering question.
It’s a sort of “gotcha” question debunkers use, and it tells more about
the way ghosts are interpreted than anything about them. Ghosts appear
as wearing cloths because that's how they appear to us. In our era,
clothes are part of what we are. They are part of how we see ourselves
and this mental image is the one projected and picked up. In fact,
clothes can many times give us information about who the ghosts are and
what lives they had. There are some reports of nude ghosts, but they
are few and far between. Ghosts tend to be seen in the garments they
are buried wearing. In many ways the clothing helps us to indentify who
Founder of Ghostvillage.com and author of The Ghost Files
In many cases, a ghost is a projection of a person. Whether that
projection is coming from our own heads, some intelligent energy
swarming all around us, or imprinted on the location itself, I don't
know. Consider this: If you were to picture yourself somewhere, it's
likely you would envision yourself wearing clothes, looking
comfortable, yet presentable, and maybe you'd even drop a few pounds in
your "projection" (hey, it's cheaper than liposuction, so have at it).
Very few people would picture themselves naked (though there's usually
one exhibitionist in every crowd). If you could project any image of
yourself that you like, maybe you'd project yourself bleeding from the
gunshot would you sustained in your last moments of life in order to
make a point to whoever receives that projection. The apparition is
always a representation of something/someone else. It's not an entity
unto itself; otherwise it wouldn't be so fleeting.
Central New York Ghost Hunters
I believe that ghosts can show themselves in whatever form they want.
If a spirit were more comfortable at a certain age, they may show
themselves at that time. I'm not too familiar with any person who is
comfortable showing themselves in the nude, therefore they wouldn't
want to show themselves au natural in ghost from.
* * *
These are all very good points. If ghosts are manifestations of the
energy of human consciousness, then that consciousness would include
clothing since, as stated by others above, that is how we think of
ourselves. Or as esoteric author Richelle Hawks put it, considering
that humans are far more than just their bodies: Why wouldn’t they be
- WHAT STRANGE WEATHER WE'RE HAVING DEPARTMENT -
Woman Claims Gust of Wind Left Her Pregnant
Indonesian police are
investigating the strange case of a 25-year-old woman who claims that
she gave birth just an hour after a gust of wind got her pregnant.
The young woman, identified as Siti Zainah, ahs become the subject of
widespread ridicule in Indonesia after claiming to have been
impregnated by a gust of wind, on February 10. Furthermore, Zainah
added that she gave birth to a baby girl just an hour after the alleged
impregnation. According to several Indonesian news outlets, the
25-year-old was relaxing at home in Cianjur, West Java, with her first
child, when she felt the wind enter her body. A few minutes later, she
went into labor.
“After Zuhr prayer, I was lying face down on my stomach, then suddenly
I felt wind enter through my vagina,” Siti allegedly said. “A moment
later, my stomach ballooned, then it shrank back to normal. Then it
Her stomach allegedly started growing about 15 minutes after the
mysterious gust of wind, and as she started feeling pain in her
stomach, she realized something wasn’t right, so she asked a relative
to take her to the Cidaun Community Health Center. Doctors there told
her that she had a baby in her womb, and that it was ready to come out…
“I was shocked,” Siti Zainah said. “I was shocked that my stomach could
immediately get pregnant and that I was giving birth to a baby.”
Siti’s explanation stunned everyone and word of her “miraculous”
pregnancy spread like wildfire, so when she came home, there was a
crowd waiting to see her and her baby daughter. Police also visited the
woman and asked her questions about the pregnancy, after her gust of
wind explanation made national news headlines in Indonesia.
Eman Sulaeman, Head of Cidaun Health Center, said that Siti’s
explanation of her pregnancy was impossible, from a medical
perspective. However, she didn’t accuse the young woman of lying.
Instead, he said that this was likely a case of “cryptic pregnancy”, in
which the mother didn’t realize that she was pregnant and only found
out when it was time to give birth.
Sulaeman added that cryptic pregnancy can be caused by the shape of certain organs, or a history of birth control use.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first such case in Indonesia. In fact,
just last year, a 30-year-old woman named Heni Huraeni made news
headlines in her country for claiming that she gave birth just one hour
after experiencing pregnancy symptoms.
Pregnant From A Bullet
This story is reminiscent of a story from an 1874 article which ran in
"The American Medical Weekly." The author, Dr. LeGrand Capers, claimed
that he witnessed a pregnancy caused by a bullet wound.
During the American Civil War there was, so he said, a house which was very close to the Confederate lines.
According to Capers, a bullet hit a soldier, "carrying away the left
testicle," before continuing along it’s path into the house.
At the same time, coincidentally, one of the daughters of the house was
struck by a stray bullet which hit her somewhere in the abdominal
As Capers was stationed with the army nearby he was able to check on the wounded girl several times over the next few months.
Around 6 months later he found that the girl was pregnant and a few
months after that she gave birth to a baby boy who weighed in at 9 lbs.
Being 1874, the girl’s family were extremely embarrassed by the fact
that their unmarried daughter had had a child, even though she declared
that she had never had sex.
Doctor Capers duly examined the girl and was able to confirm that she was indeed a virgin.
Shortly after his birth the baby boy was taken ill and he had a large amount of swelling around his groin.
When the doctor operated he pulled out a bullet!
From that he deduced that the bullet must have acquired an amount of
semen from the soldier’s testicle which had then managed to impregnate
the girl when it buried itself inside of her stomach.
The story then continues to say that the girl wound up marrying the soldier and that they went on to have another 2 children.
It's a great story, however, Dr. Capers had made the entire tale up in
order to poke fun at some of the more ridiculous medical stories that
were emanating from the battlefields in those days.
Of course that small detail was of little consequence as the story was
believed and was even re-told in the New York State Journal of Medicine
Source: Oddity Central
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