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- Telepathy May Be Linked to Mysterious Suicides -
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- A Texan Terror: The Monster in the Fields -
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Oliver foreshadows much of what would come after him, like the feminist movement of the 20th Century, the coming of UFOs with their external multicolored revolving lights and the interiors of the craft lit by some unseen source, details verified repeatedly by modern day alien abductees and UFO contactees. In fact, many of the illustrations in this book of cigar-shaped craft look remarkably similar to the ships said to have been photographed by George Adamski and others many decades later. Oliver, while in the channeling state, of an Atlantian and ancient Tibetan soul also predicts television, and cell phones in a time that predated even rudimentary radio.
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- IN MY MIND YOU ARE DEAD DEPARTMENT -
Telepathy May Be Linked to Mysterious Suicides
The deaths of four young Turkish engineers, all within the space of 14 months during 2006 and 2007, could be connected to telepathy, according to a report from the Inspection Board of the Turkish Prime Ministry.
Four engineers working for Turkish defence giant ASELSAN died in alleged mysterious circumstances and all four deaths were recorded as suicide.
Sceptical families have, however, continued to question the cases despite reports that the men had been undergoing psychological treatment before they died.
According to 'Today's Zaman' the investigation into the deaths of the men, Hüseyin Başbilen, Halim Ünsem Ünal, Evrim Yançeken and Burhaneddin Volkan, suggests that the victims could have been directed toward the suicides by way of telekinesis, citing the work done by neuropsychology expert Nevzat Tarhan.
There is the possibility that the phrase “telepathic attack” may be a mistranslation. Hurriyet Daily News quoted the research of “neuropsychology expert” Nevzat Tarhan, whose testimony was included in the report. (The field of neuropsychology focuses on changes in behavior and cognitive function as a result of disease or injury to the brain.) "Tarhan’s study," said the HDN story, "asked the prosecution not to disregard the possibility of telekinesis as a possible cause of the suicides,” but a commenter points out a possible error in translation.
One of the men, Hüseyin Başbilen, was found dead in his car in August 2006, Halim Ünal died from a gunshot in January 2007, Evrim Yançeken fell from the balcony of his sixth-floor apartment nine days later and two years later another engineer at the company, Burhanettin Volkan, allegedly also killed himself.
At least two of the men were said to be working on a friend-or-foe recognition system for Turkish warplanes at the time of their suicides, a project that was brought back to debate during the Ergenekon coup trials which saw significant numbers jailed for an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
Hurriyet Daily News quotes Nevzat Tarhan saying that the headaches and distress in the men could have been sent using brainwaves from 1.5km (just under a mile) away.
The report, which has been submitted to the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office for further investigation, doesn't come to any conclusion over whether or not the deaths were murder or suicide.
Recently the news anchor and editor-in-chief of private Turkish broadcaster 24, Yiğit Bulut, claimed that 'certain powers' were attempting to kill controversial Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdog(an using telekinesis. Mr Bulut, although widely ridiculed for the comments, has since been named a chief consultant for Erdogan.
Source: The Independent
- THE CASE FOR THE UFO DEPARTMENT -
The Strange Story of UFO Researcher Morris K. Jessup
By Sean Casteel
Morris K. Jessup was a UFO researcher of the 1950s era, a time that is sometimes called the Golden Age of Flying Saucers, with a solid background in academia. He did not emerge from some hazy contactee history of encounters with blonde Venusians and was among the first of the scientific community to take the subject seriously, even as he suffered the inevitable consequences of being ostracized and vilified by his peers.
The story of the late astronomer Morris K. Jessup is a strange one and unfortunately it is based on very little information. Many researchers over the years have tried to piece together the complete sequence of events, but in spite of their efforts there still remains the kind of shadowy doubt that makes for disquiet and controversy about just what really happened.
The thread of the bizarre story begins with Jessup's first book on the flying saucer phenomenon, called "The Case For The UFO" and originally published in 1955. Timothy Green Beckley at Global Communications has recently reissued Jessup's book, along with some exciting extras that bear testimony to the weirdness surrounding it. The reprint is called "The Allende Letters And The Varo Edition Of The Case For The UFO."
The new Global Communications version begins with a foreword by the late Gray Barker, one of the essential pioneers of UFO and paranormal journalism.
"Ironically," Barker writes, "Jessup's only public recognition had come from lay people who had read his series of four books about unidentified flying objects. Jessup's first book, 'The Case For The UFO,' had tended to alienate him from his colleagues, though it came and went with relatively few sales. It was a paperback edition of the same book, published in 1955 by Bantam Books, which enmeshed Jessup in one of the most bizarre mysteries in UFO history."
The Varo Version
An annotated version of the paperback was typed out with great effort and printed in a very small run by a Garland, Texas, firm called the Varo Manufacturing Company, which produced equipment for the military.
"Each page was run through the small office duplicator twice," Barker continues, "once with black ink for the regular text of the book, then once again with red ink, the latter reproducing the mysterious annotations by three men, who may have been gypsies, hoaxers or space people living among men."
Those "mysterious annotations" are actually notes scrawled in the margins by three unknown people or entities, forming the core of the Jessup mystery. The reprint was known as the "Annotated Edition," and quickly became legend. A few civilian UFO enthusiasts claimed to have seen or obtained copies, such as the late zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson, whose copy was mysteriously stolen from a secure area in his office. Rumor has it that no more than eleven copies were produced, an awful lot of work for what many might consider to be an "ordinary" UFO book. Why would anyone, especially a company with Navy/military/government connections, make all this effort - unless the book had "secrets" contained within it that were not obvious to the lay reader? Meanwhile, there were those who claimed the "Annotated Edition" never existed at all.
A notion which Gray Barker happily refutes as he introduces an earlier exact facsimile of the famed book with the strange margin notes included.
"But the big mystery still remains," Barker writes. "Why did a government contractor go to so much trouble to reprint a book that had been rejected by the scientific community, and further to include mysterious letters to the author and even more bizarre annotations?"
That the book may have been printed by the manufacturer at the request of the military, which implies a certain amount of government interest, only adds to the questions surrounding the whole affair.
Who Was Jessup?
Barker provides the reader with what little is known about Morris K. Jessup, most of it gleaned from the jacket flap of "The Case For The UFO." Jessup is described as having been an instructor in astronomy and mathematics at the University of Michigan and Drake University. While it is uncertain if he was ever awarded a doctorate after completing his thesis in astrophysics at the University of Michigan, he was often addressed as "Dr. Jessup." He is credited with discovering several "double stars" which are now cataloged with the Royal Astronomical Society of London.
The mystery of the annotated paperback edition of the book was preceded by a series of strange letters from Carlos Miguel Allende addressed to Jessup. Two of those letters are included in the Global Communications reprint. In part, Allende writes about the infamous Philadelphia Experiment, which resulted in the madness and even deaths of several sailors in October 1943. More about that later.
The Book Falls Into The Hands Of The Navy
The Allende letters became connected with the Annotated Edition when the Varo Manufacturing Company evidently contacted Jessup about the letters. Varo's own strange involvement began in April of 1956, when Admiral N. Furth, Chief of the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C., received a manila envelope postmarked Seminole, a small town in Texas. Written across the face of the envelope were the words "Happy Easter."
"When Furth opened the envelope," Barker writes, "he found a copy of the Jessup paperback. We are not certain of Furth's reactions, but we can assume that he thumbed through the book and that his interest was piqued by a series of notes, interjections, underscorings, etc., in three colors of ink, apparently written by three different people. Only the name of one of the authors of the annotations appeared in the notes, that of 'Jemi.'"
The paperback had apparently been passed back and forth among the annotators several times because the notes indicated discussions between two or all three of the men, with questions answered and places where parts of a note had been marked through, underlined or added to by one or both of the other men.
"The notes had a tone of absolute weirdness," Barker writes. "Sometimes they agreed with Jessup's original text; sometimes they contradicted it, as they referred to two types of people living in space."
The two races of spacemen are called the "L-Ms," considered a peaceful group, while the "S-Ms" come off as decidedly more sinister. The notes discuss the building of undersea cities to house the aliens. The notes also include words not generally known to Ufologists of the 1950s, like Mothership, dead-ship, sheet of diamond, clear-talk, and several other odd terms and phrases.
In July or August of 1956, the paperback book was passed from Admiral Furth to Major Darrel Ritter, U.S.M.C., who worked at the Office of Naval Research as the Aeronautical Project Officer. Soon afterward, Captain Sidney Sherby joined the ONR and along with Commander George Hoover, the ONR's Special Projects Officer, indicated interest in the book. Both Sherby and Hoover were deeply involved in satellite development and possibly research into the nature of gravity. It was Sherby who took Jessup's book to Varo, who soon reproduced both the book and the notes in the margins through their "Military Assistance" division.
Theories About The Reprinting
Barker offers two theories regarding Varo's role in publishing the Annotated Edition. The first is that top military brass had passed the book down through the lower echelon to avoid responsibility should any negative publicity result. It was to be published surreptitiously by Varo, who may have had top military security clearance, the idea being to prevent any leakage that might come by sending it to a standard government printing office. The military was allegedly interested in applying the notes to secret research being conducted at the time.
Another theory, which Barker considers the more likely of the two, is simply that Captain Sherby had a deep personal interest in UFOs and wanted copies to give to fellow Navy personnel who were also interested. The Varo company may simply have been doing him a personal favor in making the reprint, which they reportedly often did for members of the military.
"No great degree of secrecy seemed to have been employed," according to Barker. "Jessup was called in by Varo and shown the book, and nothing in his subsequent writings or reported conversations indicates he was requested to maintain secrecy. Permission was obtained both from the author and the publisher, Citadel Press, to reproduce the text of the original book. Jessup was given several copies, probably the source of the copies a few UFO researchers reportedly possess."
The Mysterious Note Writers
Returning to the subject of the three "people" who made the margin notes, the new edition includes the introduction to the later facsimile printing, in which one learns more about them. Barker says the introduction is competently written but that the identity of the author remains unknown. The anonymous writer provides a more detailed summation of just who the mysterious three may have been.
Three different colors of ink were used: blue, blue-violet and blue-green. There are also three distinct handwritings. The three entities have been designated as Mr. A., Mr. B. and Jemi. It is assumed that the third person was named "Jemi" because of the direct use of the name in salutations, plus Mr. A. and Mr. B. refer to him that way throughout the book. It is also possible that two of the men are twins, given that there are two references to this word, with Mr. A. most likely being one of the twins while the other remains unknown.
It is probable that these men were gypsies.
"In the closing pages of the book," the unknown author writes, "Mr. B. says, 'Only a gypsy will tell another of that catastrophe. And we are a discredited people, ages ago. Hah! Yet man wonders where "we" come from.'"
If the aliens were indeed to dwell among us in human form, perhaps they would choose a life as gypsies. They would lead a nomadic existence, always on the move, with little in the way of material possessions, owning nothing but their "music and philosophy," and yet being truly happy. Or so the note writers claim.
Soon after the publication of his book, Jessup received a letter from Carlos Miguel Allende. Jessup maintained from the first that it was Allende who had sent the book to the Navy, and when one examines the handwriting, style, content and phraseology of both the notes and the letters, one is drawn to the conclusion that Allende was also Mr. A.
"These men have been careless in their spelling, capitalization, punctuation and sentence structure; though consistency indicates adherence to custom, perhaps dictated by their original language," the introduction reads.
Two of the Allende letters are included in the new Global Communications reprint, and reading them makes for a fascinating if only partially comprehensible glimpse into the mystery. In a letter that Jessup received on January 13, 1956, Allende addresses the subject of the infamous 1943 Philadelphia Experiment, in which the Navy tried to use electromagnetic energy and principles first proposed by Albert Einstein to render a Navy destroyer invisible.
Allende claims that the Navy succeeded in rendering the ship invisible, even teleporting it a short distance, but some members of the crew were unable to return from a state of invisibility while others faded in and out physically and never completely resumed their normal solidity. More than half of the officers and crew went completely mad, while still others remained frozen solid where they stood. Allende claims to have detailed inside knowledge of the various mishaps suffered by the crew. In a second letter to Jessup, Allende tries to offer Jessup clues so he can search for real-world verification of the bizarre claims made about the Philadelphia Experiment. Allende also volunteers to be hypnotized so that more specific details can be discovered that will prove the story is true.
Everyone's A Critic
The tone of Allende's letters is a little boastful, even arrogant, which may also explain the superior attitude sometimes evinced by the three note writers, given that Allende is likely the real Mr. A. While the notes sometimes feel like some good-natured kibitzing, they often deride what they take to be Jessup's egomania, especially when Jessup tries to prove the reality of flying saucers at the expense of his ideological enemies. Even if Jessup is correct in what he says about UFOs, he should not hold himself so high over the nonbelievers he struggles against.
When Jessup does get a fact or concept correctly, the note writers say "He must be reading our thoughts," implying that Jessup couldn't have arrived at those same conclusions through mortal intelligence alone. One can imagine that Jessup's reaction to reading some of the snide asides may have been something like the old show biz retort, "Everyone's a critic!"
Jessup would go on to write three more books after "The Case For The UFO," in part laying the groundwork for a more scientific approach to the study of flying of saucers. He urged the government and the scientific community to examine the subject from a variety of disciplines, a repeated refrain we continue to hear today more than 50 years later that still falls on deaf and unresponsive ears.
On April 20, 1959, Morris K. Jessup took his own life in Dade County Park in Florida by inhaling automobile exhaust fumes, using a hose from the tailpipe into his station wagon. He died in the same ignominious obscurity in which he had lived, unheralded and unrecognized by the scientists and academics he sought to share his knowledge of UFOs with. It is inevitable that some students of Ufology consider his death to be suspicious, and there is today no way of knowing whether Jessup freely chose to die or was murdered to silence some revelation he may have been intent on making public.
The preceding article is only a short summation of the new Global Communications reissue of "The Case For The UFO." It is indeed the Varo Edition, including all the margin notes of the mysterious three, as well as two of the letters sent to Jessup by Carlos Allende, Gray Barker's informative introduction and the introduction from the unknown writer. The complete package is here, ready to read for the sake of improving your knowledge about a strange story in the field of Ufology, made even stranger by overt military involvement and the presence of unknown, possibly alien, commentators who seem to know more than we do about what's out there awaiting us.
[To read more by Sean Casteel, visit his website at www.seancasteel.com]
- EMERGING FROM THE DARKNESS AURICULAR DEPARTMENT -
Can You Hear a Meteor?
By Marc Lallanilla
When the Perseid meteor shower bursts across the sky later this month, will people be able to hear it?
For centuries, people have reported hearing a sound made by meteors as they streaked across the skies overhead. And with the Perseids about to dazzle skywatchers with a meteor display that will earn it the title "fireball champion," some researchers are wondering if the Perseid meteor shower will be heard as well as seen.
In A.D. 817, as a meteor shower passed over China, many observers reported hearing buzzing, sizzling or hissing sounds, according to a 1992 report by Colin Keay, a physicist at the University of Newcastle in Australia. [When Space Attacks: The 6 Craziest Meteor Impacts]
A similar phenomenon occurred in 1719, when a fireball passed over England. Astronomer Edmond Halley reported, "Of several accidents that were reported to have attended its passage, many were the effect of pure fantasy, such as the hearing it hiss as it went along, as if it had been near at hand."
Halley (who also calculated the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet) was among the first to note that, if a distant meteor makes a sound, that sound should arrive after the meteor had passed, not simultaneously, since sound travels much more slowly than the speed of light.
Skywatchers hearing things
As recently as the 1970s, people who reported hearing a sound as a meteor passed were routinely dismissed as crackpots, according to the report by Keay, published in the journal Asteroids, Comets, Meteors.
But after a large meteor passed over New South Wales in 1978, hundreds of anecdotal reports from people who claim they heard the meteor flooded the news media. Keay analyzed 36 of these reports and drew some important conclusions.
Meteors obviously release electromagnetic radiation in the visible portion of the spectrum, but the fact that they also release very low frequency (VLF) radio waves, below 30 kilohertz, is less known and less studied.
Because these VLF radio waves travel at the speed of light (not at the speed of sound), they arrive at the same time observers see a meteor passing overhead. But in order to be heard by hundreds of people, Keay deduced, radio waves need a "transducer," or some physical object that could create a sound.
Under laboratory conditions, Keay was able to do just that: He created rustling sounds in ordinary objects by exposing them to VLF radiation. Aluminum foil, plant foliage such as pine needles, thin wires — even dry, frizzy hair — produced sounds that were easily heard. This phenomenon is known as electrophonics.
Wire-framed eyeglasses seem to be particularly sensitive to VLF radiation: "When I was out [viewing the Leonid meteor showers in 1999], I had my head back on the ground and heard a sizzling sound," one observer reported. "My head was close to grass and leaves and I wear wire-frame glasses as well. The sound was definitely simultaneous with the observation of a rather large streak."
Finding unseen meteors
The Leonid meteor shower of Nov. 18, 1999, gave researchers an ideal opportunity to test Keay's hypothesis. Colin Price and Moshe Blum of Tel Aviv University found that Leonid meteors produced distinct VLF electromagnetic pulses.
Additionally, they discovered that there were many meteors that were not visible to observers — they were detected only by the VLF radiation they emitted. Finding meteors solely by their VLF signatures "detected nearly 50 times more meteors than the optical method," Price and Blum wrote.
"What makes this exciting is that we're talking about a phenomenon that has been experienced by people for perhaps thousands of years," said Dennis Gallagher, a space physicist at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
"Even in modern times folks who reported hearing such sounds were ridiculed. It was only about 25 years ago that Keay was able to do the research and legitimize the experiences of all those generations of people," Gallagher said.
"It shows there are still wonders in nature yet to be recognized and understood," Gallagher said. "We should take this experience with meteors as reason to open our minds to what may yet be learned."
- LAIR OF THE BEASTS DEPARTMENT -
A Texan Terror: The Monster in the Fields
By Nick Redfern
Paradise is a small town, situated not too far from the sprawling city of Fort Worth, Texas. It’s dominated by isolated homes, thick and somewhat mysterious woods, sprawling fields, numerous cows, and not much more at all. Aside from a killer-werewolf, that is.
Dawn had just broken on a particular day in September 1996, and Walter, a rancher who had made Paradise his home, headed out to tend his cows, which had the run of large fields at the back of his property.
Walter was not expecting to find the horrifying scene upon which he stumbled: one of his most valuable cows had been killed under cover of darkness.
And, by the looks of the cow, the killer had been some sort of vicious, powerful creature that surely had no place prowling the fields of Paradise. The cow was disemboweled, with its throat ripped out and both back legs completely gone.
Although Walter wasted no time in contacting the police; this turned out to be an utterly fruitless task, since the only thing the responding officers could suggest to the irate and worried rancher was that perhaps a big cat was responsible and was still on the loose.
And, while this was certainly a major cause for alarm and a matter they would most definitely look into, it what not, technically speaking, a crime that required the attention of the police.
So, a wholly dissatisfied Walter decided to take matters into his own hands and elected to embark upon a night-time vigil, in the hope that the beast might return and he, Walter, would have the opportunity to blow the creature’s head clean off its shoulders and put an end to the matter before it risked spiraling wildly out of control.
Thus it was that at roughly 2.00 a.m. four days later, and while dutifully scanning the field with a night-scope that was attached to his high-powered gun, Walter became frozen with fear when he caught sight of a large, hairy figure striding across the field.
Around seven feet in height, very muscular and dark, it had the body of a man, yet the face, the ears and the muzzle of what looked like a large German shepherd dog or a wild wolf.
Rooted to the spot, Walter didn’t even think to fire his gun. Rather, he simply watched, dumbstruck with fear, as the beast covered the width of the field very quickly and vanished into the trees that bordered his property.
Rather ominously, only a short time later, and in the same exact spot where he first noticed the diabolical wolf-man, Walter found in the grass the small, stone, carved head of a large fanged monster with slits for eyes and flared nostrils.
To this day, Walter is convinced that occultists were secretly at work his field, engaged in some unholy rite or ritual, and had quite literally conjured up the beast from another realm of existence.
Now, he believes, the beast is wildly on the loose in our world, free of its previous moorings, and prowling the woods and fields of Texas in search of yet more tasty morsels of the bovine kind.
Of course, accounts like this make for fascinating reading. And particularly so when they involve a credible witness like Walter, who I have now met on several occasions. The skeptics, meanwhile, might simply write the whole thing off as a tall tale told by Walter for reasons obscure and personal.
I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that isn’t the case. However, I have my suspicions that Walter’s tale of the Paradise werewolf is all too terrifyingly real.
- THE SERPENT SCION DEPARTMENT -
Mythic Traditions and the Brotherhood of the Snake
By Scott Alan Roberts and Micah Hanks
That fabled moment when Eve, the first mythic wife of man and mother of all living, accepted fruit from the serpent will remain in infamy as the first great deceit of man by the snake. Of course, despite a rich history of symbolism attained by the lowly belly-crawler amidst its ancestry on Earth that predated his encounter with Adam’s wife, this incident, according to the Western mind, became the very summation of the snake’s establishment as a wary foe to mankind. And yet, even beyond the realm of myth, there are many who hold fast to the notion that a strange interconnection may somehow exist between man and reptile; one which could yield more, perhaps, than a mere myth-association.
In terms of that prevalence of the serpent-human hybridization myth and the bloodline of the Serpent in human history, we can indeed depart from this primarily Christian mythos altogether, looking abroad at a variety of traditions around the world in which the lowly serpent rises and, rather curiously, appears in therianthropic, half-human form that is suggestive of this intermingling between the species. To examine only a few examples of such serpentine representations found in world traditions, we find the sibling folk heroes of ancient China, Fu Xi and Nuwa, each of whom bore snake’s tails below the waist. Fu Xi is often accredited with the passing of fundamental knowledge and skills such as handwriting and food gathering, while his sister, Nuwa, is credited with the literal creation of mankind.1, 2 In other words, these half-snake deities of Chinese folklore are both responsible for the creation and education of mankind. Thus, humanity is created, and knowledge gained, from those bearing close associations with the serpent. Similar traditions arise from study of ancient Greek mythology, where Cecrops, mythical first king and founder of Athens, similarly bestowed knowledge of writing and reading unto mankind.3 Greek mythology also featured Echidna, mother of all monsters and human-snake hybrid, appearing virtually identical to the aforementioned serpent deities. And again in Lamia, the Libyan queen and child-eater, this preponderance of Greek snake-people is again made evident.
Moving across the great waters, Aztec mythology features a similar hybrid representation of the snake-woman among its gods with the appearance of Cihuacoatl, a goddess of motherhood and fertility whose work alongside Quetzalcoatl (who was himself often serpentine in appearance) resulted again in the creation of mankind.5 Both the passage of technical knowledge, as well as mankind’s creation, remain fixtures amidst the mythos surrounding snake people in early mythologies from all over the world.
Then heading northwest, the Pomo people indigenous to California have a curious legend that not only involves the consistent historic relations between human and snake, but also specific references to interbreeding between them. The story goes that a young Pomo woman was working near her family home, when a rattlesnake began to observe her, watching her every move as she stopped to gather fresh clover from a field. The rattlesnake followed the girl home, and as often performed by the animal gods of Native American tradition, he transformed himself into human form, and climbing onto the roof of the girl’s family home, slid down a pole located at the top of the building and entered the place. There, he began conversing with the family, announcing his intention to marry the girl he had watched earlier that day. This discourse would continue for several more nights, with the rattlesnake returning each evening in human form, where he would continue his courting of the young Pomo girl. On the fourth night, however, the snake chose to maintain his true form, entering the house and frightening the girl’s mother badly as she came upon his swaying snake’s head in the darkened room. The rattlesnake soon took the girl back to his home, and with time they conceived four boys together.
These children, rather than being true human-serpent hybrids, seemed to more closely resemble their serpentine father, as the legend details. They eventually began to ask their mother why she looked and acted so differently from them, but upon allowing them to examine her, she tells them something rather curious: “It is impossible for you to become a human being, and though I am not really human any longer, I must go back to my parents and tell them what has happened.”6 This legend, first recorded in 1933 by anthropologist Samuel Barrett, never provides a clear reason as to why, exactly, the human mother eventually loses her own humanity after interbreeding with the snake (though the concept of a loss of innocence under the snake’s influence somewhat resembles that of Eve’s fall before the serpent in Genesis). She nonetheless returns home, explains this mystery to her parents, and parts way with them, presumably to rejoin her serpent kindred once and for all.
One other curious representation of the snake god in world mythologies comes of interest to us here, skipping halfway across the world to a small municipality in northern Spain known as Betelu, in which the mythology of the Basque culture features rather prominently a character known as Sugaar, often depicted as a snake or dragon. The Basque tradition here holds that Sugarr, a consort of the greater pre-Christian Basque goddess known as Mari, is actually a demon, and was described as being an entity who travelled through the sky between the Balerdi and Elortalde mountains, appearing as a great fireball.7
Aside from bearing a snakelike form, one may wonder precisely what this particular deity has to do with snake-human hybrids, let alone the pervasive notion in folklore that some historic “bloodline” between the two might exist. But what if there were indeed some variety of phenomenon present that, coinciding with the folklore, pointed to a real divergence in human blood types; what would this suggest? Indeed, from this point we will thus enter the realm of speculation; in doing so, though the ideas and motifs that emerge become difficult to resolve, they nonetheless outline a curious parallel that exists between the culture of the serpent god, and a genuine anomaly known to exist among human blood types… and one that is often considered for its potential alien connections.
Indeed, it is amidst the Basque of France and Spain that we find an odd prevalence of one human blood type known as Rh-negative. The use of Rh here denotes “Rhesus,” as the origins of the blood type were labeled after a common factor shared between humans and the Rhesus monkey; today, the Rh blood group system is one of thirty of the existing current blood group systems recognized by science, of which close to eighty five percent of humans have.8 The most common manifestation among the Rhesus blood factor in humans is known as Rh-positive blood. By studying the common factors present between blood types of, for instance, humans and the Rhesus monkey, it becomes clear in terms of the genetic information present here that at some point in our ancient past, humans must have shared a common ancestor with this species of Old World monkeys.
The Rh-negative factor is where the anomaly begins to occur, because in this instance, we discover that the blood type in question differs greatly enough from the Rh-positive varieties that a number of conditions can occur when a mix between the two occurs. For instance, the disease known as Hemolytic disease of the newborn can result, in which an expecting mother that is Rh-negative can suffer an allergic reaction to the presence of the fetus if it is Rh-positive. Antibodies are built up within her body, which can have the effect one would expect of any foreign body or virus entering one’s immune system; hence, the newborn can suffer a variety of complications, or even death from heart failure in the womb, as these antibodies produced by the mother pass along to the infant through the placenta.9 Isn’t it strange that a mutation, as the Rh-negative factor is supposed by many to be, could occur in such a way that it would cause a developing fetus to be treated as though it were literally alien in this way? And yet this is precisely what medical science has found to occur… although the origins of the curious Rh-negative factor remain a mystery.
Source: Ancient Origins
'Angel' Priest Visits Missouri Accident Scene
By Melanie Eversley
Emergency workers and community members in eastern Missouri are not sure what to make of a mystery priest who showed up at a critical accident scene Sunday morning and whose prayer seemed to change life-threatening events for the positive.
Even odder, the black-garbed priest does not appear in any of the nearly 70 photos of the scene of the accident in which a 19-year-old girl almost died. No one knows the priest and he vanished without a word, said Raymond Reed, fire chief of New London, Mo.
"I think it's a miracle," Reed said. "I would say whether it was an angel that was sent to us in the form of a priest or a priest that became our angel, I don't know. Either way, I'm good with it."
Carla Churchill Lentz, mother of the teen who was critically injured, said emergency workers have told her there is no way her daughter should have lived inside such a mangled car. Of the priest, she said, "I do believe he certainly could have been an angel dressed in priest's attire because the Bible tells us there are angels among us."
The scene unfolded Sunday morning. Katie Lentz, a sophomore at Tulane University, was driving from her parents' home in Quincy, Ill., to Jefferson City, Mo., where she has a summer internship and planned to attend church with friends. The Mercedes she was driving collided with another vehicle on a highway near Center, Mo. The accident crushed Lentz's vehicle into a ball of sheet metal that lay on the driver's side, Reed said.
Reed's team and emergency workers from several other jurisdictions tried for at least 45 minutes to remove the twisted metal from around Lentz. Various pieces of equipment broke and the team was running out of choices. A helicopter waited to carry Lentz to the nearest trauma center. Though Lentz appeared calm, talking about her church and her studies toward a dentistry degree, her vital signs were beginning to fail, Reed said.
"I was pulled off to the side by one of the members of the" helicopter evacuation team, Reed said. "He expressed to me that we were out of time. Her condition looked grim for her coming out of that vehicle alive. She was facing major problems."
At that point, Reed's team agreed to take the life-threatening chance of sitting the vehicle upright so that Lentz could be removed from it. This is dangerous because a sudden change in pressure to the body can be critical, he said.
That's when Lentz asked if someone would pray with her and a voice said, "I will."
The silver-haired priest in his 50s or 60s in black pants, black shirt and black collar with visible white insert stepped forward from nowhere. It struck Reed as odd because the street was blocked off 2 miles from the scene and no one from the nearby communities recognized him.
"We're all local people from four different towns," Reed said. "We've only got one Catholic church out of three towns and it wasn't their priest."
Reed and the other emergency workers were on their knees. The priest of about medium build, maybe 6-feet-tall, stood above them.
"This priest approached Katie and began to pray openly with her," Reed said. "He had a bottle of anointing oil with him and he used that."
Another firefighter who had been watching said it appeared as if the priest also sprinkled Reed and two other emergency workers nearby with oil.
Everything happened quickly after that. Twenty emergency workers pulled together and sat the car upright, Churchill Lentz said. Katie Lentz's vital signs improved and a rescue team from a neighboring community suddenly appeared with fresh equipment and tools. Lentz was removed and rushed to the hospital.
With Lentz gone, the rescue team prepared to clean up, Reed said.
"We all go back to thank this priest and he's gone," he said.
Initially, they assumed he had to get to his home church to lead Sunday services. But then they looked at their photos of the scene.
"I have 69 photographs that were taken from minutes after that accident happened — bystanders, the extrication, our final cleanup — and he's not in them," Reed said. "All we want to do is thank him."
Meantime, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 26-year-old male was arrested Sunday on charges of DWI, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and second-degree felony assault. He was treated and released from a local hospital, according to the report.
The Facebook page of Lentz's mother, Carla Church Lentz, indicates Lentz is on the mend despite suffering two broken femurs, a broken tibia and fibia, broken left wrist, nine broken ribs, a lacerated liver, ruptured spleen and bruised lung.
Churchill Lentz said her daughter has undergone two surgeries at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., and will undergo two more, but has been upgraded from critical to serious and is doing well.
"She sustained a lot of injuries, however, her face is beautiful, her teeth are perfect, she is sunshine, and everyone who's contacted us — those emergency personnel, the Missouri State Patrol, the deputies, the firemen — they are all saying the same thing, she never cried, she never screamed, she would just say, 'pray for me and pray out loud.'"
Source: USA Today
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