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- 4-Year-Old Remembers Past Life 9/11 Experience -
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African Americans. Most of his fans do not realize that Muhammad Ali
had over 21 UFO sightings. A friend of researcher Tim Beckley, the late
Champ explains why he was so taken up with the subject, being a part of
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- THERE'S GOLD IN THEM THERE HILLS DEPARTMENT -
Documents Show FBI Searched For Lost Civil War Gold
By Gino Spocchia
Recently disclosed FBI documents have revealed that an excavation
almost three years ago was a search for lost Civil War-era gold.
The secret dig was carried-out in March, 2018 in Pennsylvania, after a
father-and-son duo, Dennis and Kem Parada, provided a tip-off to the
Documents revealing the FBI dig were disclosed in court documents in
recent days, following a lawsuit brought by the father-and-son against
the FBI, who claimed nothing was found at the location, which is about
135 miles northeast of Pittsburgh
The gold was sent by President Abraham Lincoln to pay Union soldiers
but first had to make a stop at the US Mint in Philadelphia.
It was last spotted in St Marys, Pennsylvania, travelling northeast towards the capital.
When the wagon train didn't arrive at the Mint, searchers were sent out
who discovered empty wagons and the bodies of dead soldiers.
Various accounts say that the lieutenant charged with leading the wagon
had fallen into a fever and divulged the secret of their cargo to the
lower ranking soldiers.
Roguish elements within his own squadron are then said to have slain the rest and made off with the treasure.
In any case, despite the best efforts to track down the gold it was never found.
Until the lawsuit, the FBI had long refused to disclose why it went
digging in the area, called Dent’s Run, and described the
court-authorised excavation of “what evidence suggested may have been a
cultural heritage site.”
But the Parada family believed the federal agency was hiding something
about the dig, which recently disclosed documents confirmed as a search
for a “cache” that was “3x5x8 (feet) to 5x5x8” in size.
The email, which was sent to the FBI by K.T. Newton, an assistant US
attorney in Philadelphia in 2018, was marked “Confidential”, the
Associated Press reported.
The Paradas also allege that an FBI agent revealed to them, as well as
a geophysical consultant sent to initially investigate the site, that
there was a “mass”. Both parties are due to press their claims further
in a press conference on Wednesday.
The “mass” was described to them as being located “one or two feet off
Denny’s sweet spot,” in reference to the author of “Rebel Gold,” a book
exploring the possibility of buried Civil War-era caches of gold and
A spokesperson for the FBI said last week that “The FBI unequivocally rejects any claims or speculation to the contrary.”
Bill Cluck, the lawyer for the Prada family, is pressing further access
to some 2,4000 pages of government documents in relation to the dig,
which could reveal more information, through a Freedom of Information
The treasure hunters believe that a ground-penetrating scan carried out
by the FBI at the site was evidence they must have thought something
big was buried there.
"They had 50 agents there…We have witnesses that they were there all
night with armored cars. So, what are we supposed to believe?" Cluck
"We are convinced that they found gold."
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- RELEASED UFO FILES DEPARTMENT -
Schoolchildren's Eerie Drawings After 1977 'Alien Encounter'
Children’s drawings released by
the Ministry of Defence have revealed spooky images of a so-called
‘alien encounter’, hinting at a sighting like something out of Close
Encounters of the Third Kind.
Drawn by pupils at Upton Priory School in Cheshire, the pictures were
released as part of the files from the MoD’s UFO desk before it closed
down in 2009.
The file reveals that in October 1977 10 children had spotted a
mysterious object hovering in the trees while out on their lunchtime
They told a teacher Mrs Hindmarsh, describing that they had seen a
mysterious object floating in the trees, which then vanished into the
Their teacher then told them to each draw what they had seen separately from each other, using coloured pencils and crayons.
The results were so eerie that she then passed on the dossier to
Cheshire police, and from there it found its way to the UFO Desk at the
Ministry of Defence.
In a covering letter, a police officer described “a remarkable
similarity in the sketches with regard to the UFO and its location
between two trees”.
Dr. David Clarke, a former journalist and lecturer at Sheffield Hallam
University, helped to transfer the files into the public domain between
2009 and 2013.
He told CheshireLive : "When I opened this particular one, it struck me
as more interesting than the usual, because it was full of all these
crayon drawings by these schoolkids from Macclesfield.
"I suppose kids say all kinds of things about things they've seen in
playgrounds but the teacher must have thought this was something to be
taken seriously and sat them down to get them to draw what they had
"Then because the drawings were so similar she actually gathered them
together and took them to the police station in Macclesfield.
"Then this copper had written a report about this and sent it to air
traffic control in Manchester to see if they had anything on the radar.
"Then this dossier ended up being sent to the Ministry of Defence in
London and passed to the UFO desk. It really is quite something."
The drawings also feature in Dr. Clarke’s book UFO Drawings form the National Archives, published in 2017.
Dr. Clarke said: "The Macclesfield case was one of the ones I selected
to go in the book because the images are just so amazing.”
He also speculated that the children may have been inspired by the popularity of science fiction at the time
The 53-year-old added: "1977 was a big year because that's when Star
Wars was released. I remember really clearly at the time being really
into space and science fiction.
"Then Close Encounters of a Third Kind was out the following year and Dr Who was very popular at the time.
"There could have been something there that might have inspired them to see this."
Source: Daily Star
- DID YOU HEAR THAT DEPARTMENT -
Another Mystery Boom Heard in San Diego
John Wilkens - The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO — Everybody loves a
mystery. But we like them solved, too, and so far an answer has been
elusive for the Big Border Boom.
It rattled windows and shook doors across a large swath of San Diego
and Tijuana late Wednesday afternoon, jangling the nerves of residents
who’d experienced a similar noisemaker last month, and one a year
The region joined a list of communities from coast-to-coast that are
defined in part by unexplained goings-on. “Mysterious Shaking Rattles
San Diego County AGAIN,” the website Strange Sounds trumpeted in a
headline this week.
It isn’t always aural. Thirty years ago, thousands of San Diegans were
drawn to what some believed was the apparition of a slain girl on a
blank billboard in Chula Vista. But unexplained loud, shaking noises
are the most common, sometimes falling under the general term
On the East Coast, enigmatic booms are known as “Seneca Guns,” the name
drawn from a lake in upstate New York, the setting for a short story,
“Lake Guns,” written in 1850 by James Fenimore Cooper.
“It is a sound resembling the explosion of a heavy piece of artillery
that can be accounted for by none of the known laws of nature,” he
wrote. “The report is deep, hollow, distant and imposing. The lake
seems to be speaking to the surrounding hills, which send back the
echoes of its voice in accurate reply. No satisfactory theory has ever
been broached to explain these noises.”
After Wednesday’s boom here, the first thought of many people — this
being California — was “earthquake.” But the United States Geological
Survey said no. Their seismic-activity sensors recorded nothing.
This being San Diego, longtime home to military jets, a lot of folks
thought “sonic boom,” too. “That wasn’t one of ours,” said Cmdr.
Zachary Harrell, a Navy spokesman, who noted that planes breaking the
sound barrier are required to do it far off the coast.
The Marines? They didn’t respond to a request for comment. Local
defense contractors testing some kind of newfangled weapon? Mum was the
word there, too, as it usually is with classified military projects.
In 2012, when a similar boom rattled windows and doors along the local
coastline, initial “not us” denials from the military gave way to an
admission: The pilots in two Navy F/A-18 aircraft had been showing off
for guests aboard the carrier Carl Vinson during a family cruise.
“Those two aircraft went supersonic about 35 miles from the coast,” a
Navy spokesman said at the time. “Usually you don’t hear the side booms
travel that far. It was kind of surprising to us.”
This time around, Humberto Mendoza Garcilazo, a researcher at the
Center of Scientific Research and Higher Education in Ensenada, said
supersonic airplanes may have been responsible for the “rumble.” But he
also suggested it could have come from the day’s stormy weather and
drastic changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Brandt Maxwell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in
San Diego, was skeptical about ties to the weather. He said there
weren’t thunderstorms in the area at the time of the boom, which was
about 5 p.m., and “even with a strong cold front, you won’t get that
kind of rumbling.”
So, for now, a mystery.
Explosive booms with no definitive origin have been reported all over the world.
India calls them Barisal Guns; Japan, Uminari. Belgians may have the
most fun talking about the phenomenon — “mistpoeffers” — although
Filipinos come close: “retumbos.”
The noises have been attributed to various things, from the familiar
(earthquakes, sonic booms) to the out-of-this-world. Some scientists
have pointed to bolides, large meteors traveling so fast they explode
when they hit the Earth’s atmosphere. Others suggest certain
atmospheric conditions amplify the sounds of large ocean waves crashing
Last year, seismologists at the University of North Carolina published results of a study of the East Coast skyquakes.
They gathered newspaper reports and other accounts of booms between
2013 and 2015 in North Carolina and compared them to data collected by
a network of seismographs and atmospheric sensors that were in the area
The results ruled out earthquakes. There was no sign of ground-shaking.
So the researchers believe Seneca Guns are “an atmospheric phenomenon.”
The network of sensors picked up unusual signals varying in length from
1 second to 10 seconds that corresponded with the newspaper accounts of
mysterious booms. But the researchers didn’t have enough information to
pinpoint their precise location or cause.
They said they hope to do more studies in coming years and finally
solve that particular mystery. And sometimes even the most durable ones
do get solved.
New Yorkers were baffled for several years in the mid-2000s about
sweet-smelling air that would occasionally waft over Manhattan. The
city created a special team to track what became known as “maple syrup
events,” deploying them with special cannisters to capture the aromatic
In 2009, they traced the smell to a factory across the Hudson River in
North Bergen, N.J. The culprit: seeds from fenugreek, used to make
To the factory’s immediate neighbors, this was no mystery. They were
familiar with the smell, and its effects. “Ooh, it makes you hungry,”
one resident told the New York Times.
Source: SF Gate
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- MEMORIES OF LIVES LONG PAST DEPARTMENT -
4-Year-Old Remembers Past Life 9/11 Experience
Responding to a TikTok, which
said, ‘Tell me a time when your child told you a past life story,’ Riss
White opened up about a disturbing account given by her young daughter
a couple of years ago.
On September 11, 2018, Riss had been scrolling through social media and
came across some 9/11 memorial posts. One of these posts showed an
image of the Twin Towers, which appeared to strike a familiar chord
with her daughter.
The little girl pointed to one of the towers, Riss believes it was the
North Tower, and said, ‘Hey mom, I used to work there’. When Riss asked
her when this was, her daughter simply responded ‘before’.
She said that one day she was working and the floor
got really hot. So she stood on her desk because the floor was too hot.
And she said that her and her friends were trying to
get through the door but they couldn’t open the door so she jumped out
of the window and flew like a bird.
Riss then went on to clarify that the child had never before heard
about 9/11, making the details of her story all the more eerie.
Whether or not you believe in past lives, this video cannot help but
draw a shudder, and many of those who’ve watched it have shared
similarly strange statements made by their own children.
One woman recalled:
When one of my kids was three, she randomly turned
to me and said, ‘hey mommy, remember that time I was an old lady and
got hit by a car and died?’
Another mother commented:
My daughter is four and has told me so many times
that her and two other girls fell in water and sank to the bottom then
fell asleep and now she’s here.
There are many different theories as to why kids often speak of
‘memories’ of past lives, with many people believing that the
suggestible nature of children’s brains means they are more susceptible
to false memories. However, there are those who believe there’s more to
Speaking with The San Francisco Chronicle in 2006, medical director of
the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Virginia,
Jim Tucker, spoke about his beliefs that reincarnation could exist.
Tucker, who has taken case studies of past-life memories and attempted to verify them, said:
If it’s a case where the statements aren’t verified,
then it may well be just fantasy – like the boy who said, ‘I used to
drive a big truck’.
If you have got one where the children have made
numerous statements about another life that is quite some distance
away, including proper names and everything else, and it all checks
out, then unless you are going to say, ‘It’s all one heck of a
coincidence,’ you can’t really just blame all of that on fantasy.
In a blog post for the University of Virginia, Tucker recommended that
parents ‘be open to what their children are reporting,’ noting that
some children ‘show a lot of emotional intensity regarding these
issues,’ and so parents ‘should be respectful in listening’ just as
they are with other topics.
RIDING THE RAILS OF MYSTERY DEPARTMENT -
Bigfoot and Railroad Tracks
There is a rare story, unelaborated, the tidbit of which is currently
being investigated by Strange Maine author Michelle Souliere, that
tells of the finding of an “apeman” near the railroad tracks at
Greenville, Maine, in 1856. It holds the promise of further intrigue.
Can you help? Has any Cryptomundian ever heard of this 1856 case and
knows more details?
This item has brought to mind the quite frequent place that railroads
fit into such stories.
Have you ever noticed there seems to be something special going on with
railroad tracks and Bigfoot?
For anyone who reads the hominological and cryptozoological literature,
you will be quite familiar with the notion that railroads keep popping
up in sighting accounts. Cases like the Enfield Monster of Illinois,
1973, mention the railroad tracks almost as if they are being used as
the avenues of movement for the creature. In the midst of a series of
Bigfoot sightings, on January 15, 1980, near Manchester, Iowa, railroad
engineer Cyrii O’Brien, who was on a train at the time, saw a strange
creature on all fours eating a carcass; weird six-toed tracks were
found in the area later.
Rail right-of-ways are natural greenbelts for animals to employ for
ease of travel. Is it any wonder that railroads are so often involved?
Railways, of course, have been used as a form of explanation, too.
Various threads have been linked to the railroads in Bigfoot stories in
the same fashion that the “wrecked circus train myths” were used by
early news reporters to explain away unknown mystery cat sightings.
Those “circus trains,” needless to say, rode the rail lines.
It will be recalled that during the “white wild man” sightings in
British Columbia, in 1922, it was written at the time that “the
‘wild-men’ running at large, more or less, [have been sighted] ever
since the advent of the G.T.P., [and were] supposed to have been
working on the railroad construction, afterwards squatting on the wild
lands abounding in this district, until they in turn become ‘wild’
themselves, according to the remoteness from supplies or from other
The stray people became the feral or wild people who became Sasquatch,
we are told. The theme has been used before.
One of the most discussed historic Bigfoot-railroad cases, of course,
is the Jacko incident.
The story of Jacko – that of a small, apelike, young Sasquatch said to
have been captured alive in the 1800s – is a piece of folklore that
refuses to die, despite a superb investigative article published in
1975, co-authored by John Green and Sabina W. Sanderson.
The investigation into the Jacko story did not began until decades
later. During the 1950s, a news reporter named Brian McKelvie became
interested in the then-current stories of the Sasquatch being carried
by his local British Columbian papers. McKelvie searched for older
reports. What he found was the Daily British Colonist July 4, 1884,
article about Jacko. The account detailed the sighting of a smallish
hairy creature (“something of the gorilla type”) supposedly seen and
captured near Yale, British Columbia, on June 30, 1884, and housed in a
McKelvie shared the Jacko account with researchers John Green and
René Dahinden. MeKelvie told them this was the only record of
the event due to a fire that had destroyed other area newspapers of the
In 1958, John Green found and interviewed a man (August Castle) who
remembered the Jacko talk of the time, but he said his parents did not
take him to the jail to see the beast. Other senior citizens remembered
the talk of the creature, but no one could produce any truly good
evidence for or eyewitness accounts (other than the British Colonist
story) of Jacko.
The story’s appearance in Ivan T. Sanderson’s 1961 Abominable Snowmen:
Legend Come to Life propelled the Jacko incident into history. I dealt
with the Jacko story anew in my book, Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes
in America (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2003), beginning on page 41.
Meanwhile, some of the older accounts are merely short references to
the sightings of wild people (whatever that means).
For example, the appearance of a “black wild man” is noted in one old
article as having been seen near a railroad station in 1870 at Chatawa,
Mississippi. This seems similar to the Vincennes Monster (also said to
look like a “black wild man”) seen near a railroad bridge in Indiana,
But the question for today is, what happened in Greenville, Maine, in
BTW, when is an old report of a “wild man” in Maine not really in the
state of Maine? When it’s an account from Maine, New York, of course.
In Robert Bartholomew’s and Paul Bartholomew’s Bigfoot: Encounters in
New York & New England (2008), the authors detail “wild-man”
sightings occurring between August and November 1883 at just such a
location. They write that these encounters took place “in extreme south
central New York near the small town of Maine on the western border of
Broome County, northwest of Binghamton.”
This Maine (New York) creature was described as “low in stature,
covered with hair, and running while bent close to the ground” with no
forearms as its “arms ended at the elbows,” (p. 22). I wonder how any
of the Cryptomundian artist would draw that creature?
- DON'T UPSET THE SPRITE DEPARTMENT -
Thokolosi on the Loose
By Kabelo Dipholo
Young boy tormented by faceless creature in Tobane
A violent, short-tempered faceless creature with a fierce throw and an
even hotter slap has been tormenting an 11-year-old Tobane Primary
The child was temporarily taken out of school and briefly relocated to
Mmadinare, as his parents sought refuge from the supernatural being
which has made a habit of slapping and choking him.
Throwing stones at passing cars, breaking windows and even slapping the
pastor reportedly sent to exorcise it, causing the man of God to flee,
are just some of the things this faceless terror was accused of.
News of a Thokolosi in the village of Tobane, nestled deep in the
eastern part of Botswana some 20kms from Selebi Phikwe, broke on social
media late in February.
The allegations would later gain traction as more stories about a Thokolosi throwing tantrums in the village emerged.
In an interview with The Voice last Saturday, two weeks after the
Thokolosi first struck, the tormented boy’s grandmother and guardian,
Mmatala Modise, insists the reports have been greatly exaggerated.
However, the old woman reluctantly admits that strange happenings have
hit her home recently – literally, as four smashed windows indicate.
Her absent grandson is further proof that something is amiss.
A staunch member of the African Baptist (AB) church, Modise angrily
blames a certain ‘MmaPatricia’ for spreading falsehoods about her and
“She’s a daughter to a traditional doctor in the village and I was
alerted to this personal attack by concerned neighbours, who shared a
voice recording of her just spewing lies and making all sorts of
claims,” remonstrates the stooped elder.
Visibly uneasy and growing increasingly agitated, the granny reveals
her grandson woke up in the middle of the night weeping that he was
being pinched and punched.
“Like this past Saturday, he woke up screaming saying something was
hitting him. He was evidently in pain but I could not see anything. I
don’t know why someone will go around claiming a Thokolosi attacked my
son. How do they know that? I’ve never seen a Thokolosi in my life and
just like everyone else I’ve no answers,” she said, fixing this
reporter with a soul-piercing stare.
Standing in her well swept yard, with several chickens roaming about,
blissfully unaware of the old woman’s anguish, Modise further told The
Voice the faceless intruder has a habit of throwing stones at her
“The first time it happened, I was at a neighbour’s house around midday
when I heard a loud bang on the roof. I initially thought teenage boys
hunting birds may have thrown the stone. However, the second stone
landed and together with my neighbour we went to investigate.”
When a third stone hurtled through the front window, they realised something out of the ordinary was happening.
“This thing continued for some time and as you can see, all my windows
are broken, but that’s as far as it goes. No passersby have been hurt,
nor stones thrown at passing cars. The village leadership even came
here to assess the damage and none of them was slapped by the alleged
Thokolosi,” she said.
“As you mentioned, you’ve been here for the past two days, has anything
slapped you yet?” challenged Modise, adding her grandson was due to
return the following day.
In an interview with The Voice, Kgosi Nametsego Motlhasedi of Tobane
confirmed visiting the tormented family after the matter was reported
at her office.
“We saw the broken windows and the little boy, but that’s as far as I
can say. I don’t know where the Thokolosi story comes from,” maintained
Kgosi Motlhasedi, who declined to have her picture taken.
Meanwhile, a prominent religious leader in the village, Prophet Frank
Mod of Heavenly Embassy International Church, confirmed stories of
mysterious creatures are rife in the village.
“I once had a similar case in church where a man complained that a
hairy female creature joined him in bed every night. He said the
creature was really scary and had been tormenting him for years. We
prayed for him and he was delivered,” said Prophet Mod.
The youthful religious leader defined a Thokolosi as Satan or evil spirit that occupies a host body to torment the human race.
“I’ve been in the village for seven years, and the most common
complaints of people who come to my church are people complaining about
spiritual wives and husbands. People say they are being sexually used
while they sleep,” he said.
“We can pray and deliver these people, but they’ve to keep reading the word of God and be prayerful,” concluded the pastor.
Source: The Voice BW
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