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Everyday life was already fraught with danger and uncertainty, but there are several new threats to your survival that you probably know nothing about.

A disease called Morgellons exists that the medical community refuses to even acknowledge is real. If you experience the terrifying symptoms – the sensation of bugs crawling beneath your skin, painful wounds that open up for no apparent reason and start to expel strange,cotton-like fibers – don’t expect your family physician to help you!

Even the rich and famous get turned away with a diagnosis of mental, not physical illness. When folksinger, Joni Mitchell, was hospitalized for what was, at the time, an undisclosed reason, not even Joni was spared the stigma of having complained of Morgellons symptoms for which no cure was offered By medical professionals.

The former intelligence operative known only as Commander X has studied Morgellons keeping abreast of all the latest developments. Where did the disease originate?

Commander X covers every angle, including the possibility that it entered the Earth zone by piggy backing on a meteorite. He also considers the notion that it is a man made disease being spread by the New World Order or some unidentified international cabal that is aided by a conspiracy of silence among the medical community.


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The late physicist Sam Cohen, the father of the neutron bomb, publicly stated his belief that Red Mercury is a real-world substance and one we should logically fear. Now you can read the results of years of investigation into the Red Mercury mystery. The truth will chill you to the bone and cast a shadow over whatever vestiges of trust for the government might lurk in your conspiracy-wearied brain.

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The Night Jackie Gleason Saw the Corpses of "Little Men From Mars"

By Timothy Green Beckley and Sean Casteel

Taken out of the realm of urban myth, this twice told tale can finally be confirmed!

Yes, indeed, it’s time to set the record straight, thanks to a little help from an expatriate friend of mine now residing with his family in the UK.

For years, rumors had swirled about in UFOlogical circles that the late comedian Jackie Gleason was among a handful who had witnessed something so rare and so bizarre that their experience defies rationality to the point where utter disbelief sets in and the story has got to be denied in order to keep one’s sanity.

My recently released book, “SHIRLEY MACLAINE MEETS THE PLEIADIANS, PLUS THE AMAZING FLYING SAUCER EXPERIENCES OF CELEBRITIES, ROCK STARS AND THE RICH AND FAMOUS”, had once again started to stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy when I realized I would have to take it upon myself to settle the issue now and forever.

I was slated to appear June 16, 2015, as a guest on Coast to Coast AM with host George Noory.

The main topic for the evening was scheduled to be Celebrities and UFOs. There was, in particular, one celebrity-related UFO incident that I wanted to get into, but in order to do so I had to call upon my old friend and homey in UFOland, Larry Warren. I had previously discussed this episode in some detail with mutual friend Peter Robbins on my podcast, “Unraveling The Secrets” – https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

But we need to go back a few years to a more “innocent” time in UFOlogy when things were a bit less confusing and more cut and dried than they are today in a field that some would consider to be a deeply ingrained part of an ongoing cosmic media circus.

Way back in the mid-1960s, I got a letter in the mail from Jackie Gleason Productions, Hollywood, Florida, ordering a copy of a mimeographed book, UFOS AROUND THE WORLD, I had put together.  This, to me, was confirmation of what I had heard for a long time . . . that “the Great One” was personally involved in researching UFOs. Supposedly – and I’ve since found out that this is true – Gleason had one of the largest UFO and metaphysical libraries in private hands. The collection of thousands of volumes was known to stretch from floor to ceiling and included numerous rare titles.

In the 1950s, when Gleason was still doing his network TV show in New York, he would frequently drop into the studios of Long John NebelWOR Radio at 1440 Broadway to sit around an open microphone all night and exchange words with “experts” in the UFO field. A personal friend of Long John Nebel, the talk show radio pioneer, Gleason would often use harsh language to “put to rest” those incredible fanciful details of trips aboard UFOs to other planets that he personally did not “buy.” And while he was not a believer in the stories told by such contactees as George Adamski and others who claimed they had been to Mars and Venus, he didn’t dispute the fact that something strange was indeed flying around over our heads.

The reason for his belief was simple: Gleason had sighted UFOs on at least two occasions that he was willing to admit to in public. Both sightings took place near Miami and convinced the big man that “these were definitely not objects made on our planet. They weren’t secret weapons but were solid craft.” Gleason added that “on both occasions, the UFOs reflected the rays of the sun and were low enough for me to determine that they could not be explained by ordinary means.”

“Okay! So he had two sightings,” you might say, “but what could be the big deal about that?” Well, here’s where the tale gets a bit wilder.

A story circulated by Gleason’s ex-wife, Beverly, has Jackie actually viewing the bodies of several aliens who died when their craft crashed in the Southwest. The story was carried originally in “The National Enquirer,” and though Beverly Gleason later confirmed it to members of the press who were able to track her down, independent confirmation of Gleason’s supposed experience – for the longest time – could not be obtained.

Now, with the striking revelations of a young man who knew Gleason personally, it can safely be said that such an event did take place.

Most of those reading this will instantly recognize the name Larry Warren.  Warren was an Airman First Class stationed atBentwaters Air Force Base in England (a NATO installation staffed mainly by U.S. servicemen) when an incredible series of events took place over Christmas week of 1980.

A UFO was picked up on radar and subsequently came down just outside the perimeter of the base in a dense forest. On the first of several nights of confrontation with the Unknown, three security police ventured into the area and came across an eerie-looking object hovering just above the ground. One of the MPs was mesmerized by the UFO and was unable to move for nearly an hour. While in this mental state, he received some sort of telepathic message that the craft would return.

For the next few nights, up to 80 U.S. servicemen, British bobbies, as well as civilians from some nearby farms, witnessed an historic event. According to Larry Warren, who stood within feet of this craft from another world, three occupants came out of the ship and actually communicated with a high ranking member of the U.S. Air Force.

This close encounter at Bentwaters has become the subject of several books (see “From Out Of The Blue,” Jenny Randles, Inner Light Publications) and has been given wide publicity on CNN, Home Box Office and “Unsolved Mysteries.” Warren has, in a sense, become somewhat of a celebrity himself as he remains in the public eye, willing to talk about what he observed. He has even been at odds with other members of the Bentwaters “observation party” who have altered their stories and denied for a time that Larry was even stationed at the base when this all went down – while in truth Warren was the original whistle-blower who ignited a firestorm by revealing what happened over a period of three days almost four decades ago.

But the Bentwaters incident is not the theme of this intriguing story, but only serves as a form of backup validation.

“Jackie Gleason was interested in hearing my story firsthand,” Warren reiterated on Coast to Coast AM – almost exactly what he had said for the pages of my book. “In May 1986, I was living in Connecticut and both CNN and HBO had run pieces on the Bentwaters case. Through mutual friends who knew members of his family, I was told that Gleason would like to talk with me privately in his home in Westchester County. So the meeting was set for a Saturday when we would both have some time to relax.”

One can almost imagine three million listeners across North America began listening more intently, perhaps turning up the audio a bit as Warren spoke from his home in Great Britain.

After being formally introduced, the two men ventured into Gleason’s recreation room, complete with pool table and full-size bar.

“There were hundreds of UFO books all over the place,” Warren remembered, “but Jackie was quick to tell me that this was only a tiny portion of his entire collection, which was housed in his home in Florida.”

It wasn’t until after Warren had downed a few beers and Gleason had had a number of drinks – “his favorite Rob Roys” – that the conversation really got down to brass tacks.

“At some point, Gleason turned to me and said, ‘I want to tell you something very amazing that will probably come out some day anyway. We’ve got ‘em!’ ‘Got what?’ I wanted to know. ‘Aliens!’ Gleason sputtered, catching his breath.”

According to Warren, Jackie proceeded to tell him the intriguing set of circumstances that led him to the stunning conclusion that extraterrestrials have arrived on our cosmic shores.

“It was back when Nixon was in office that something truly amazing happened to me,” Gleason explained. “We were close golfing buddies and had been out on the golf course all day when, somewhere around the 15th hole, the subject of UFOs came up. Not many people know this, but the President shares my interest in this matter and has a large collection of books in his home on UFOs just like I do. For some reason, however, he never really took me into his confidence about what he personally knew to be true . . . one of the reasons being that he was usually surrounded by so many aides and advisers.”

Later that night, matters changed radically when Richard Nixon showed up at Gleason’s house around midnight. “He was all alone for a change. There were no secret service agents with him or anyone else. I said, ‘Mr. President, what are you doing here?’ and he said he wanted to take me someplace and show me something.”

Gleason got into the President’s private car and they sped off into the darkness, their destination being Homestead Air Force Base. “I remember we got to the gate and this young MP came up to the car to look to see inside and his jaw seemed to drop a foot when he saw who was behind the wheel. He just sort of pointed and we headed off.”

Warren says that later Gleason found out that the secret service was going absolutely crazy trying to find out where Nixon was. “We drove to the very far end of the base in a segregated area,” Gleason went on, “finally stopping near a well-guarded building. The security police saw us coming and just sort of moved back as we passed them and entered the structure.

“There were a number of labs we passed through first before we entered a section where Nixon pointed out what he said was the wreckage from a flying saucer, enclosed in several large cases.” Gleason admitted that his initial reaction was that this was all a joke brought on by their earlier conversation on the golf course.

But it wasn’t! As Gleason soon learned. “Next, we went into an inner chamber and there were six or eight of what looked like glass-topped Coke freezers. Inside them were the mangled remains of what I took to be children. Then, upon closer examination, I saw that some of the other figures looked quite old. Most of them were terribly mangled as if they had been in an accident.”

According to Larry Warren’s testimony regarding his lengthy conversation with Gleason, the comic said, “All in all, it was a very pathetic sight. At one point, the President had tears in his eyes, and finally I realized that this was not his way of trying to be humorous.”

Warren tried to pin down Gleason for additional information as to how the military had managed to obtain the wreckage and alien corpses. He wanted to know if they might possibly be from the crash of a disc near Roswell, New Mexico, which had been spoken of so often in the literature. “But Jackie could only shake his head and say he didn’t know for sure, since President Nixon didn’t really fill him in on too many of the details surrounding this very weird display. Gleason did give me a bit more information on the beings themselves.

“He said they were very small, no more than three feet tall. Had grayish-colored skin and slanted eyes that were very deeply set. I forget whether he said they had three or four fingers on each hand, but they definitely were not human . . . of this he was most certain!”

For three weeks following his trip with Nixon to Homestead Air Force Base, the world famous entertainer couldn’t sleep and couldn’t eat. “Jackie told me that he was very traumatized by all of this. He just couldn’t understand why our government wouldn’t tell the public all they knew about UFOs and space visitors. He said he even drank more heavily than usual until he could regain some of his composure and come back down to everyday reality.”

Larry Warren is pretty sure that Gleason wasn’t lying to him.

“You could tell that he was very sincere; he took the whole affair very seriously, and I could tell that he wanted to get the matter off his chest, and this was why he was telling me all of this.”

And, as far as Larry Warren was concerned, the Great One’s personal testimony only added extra credibility to his own firsthand experience with aliens while he was in the service.

“Jackie felt just like I do that the government needs to ‘come clean’ and tell us all it knows about space visitors. It’s time they stopped lying to the public and release all the evidence they have. When they do, then we’ll all be able to see the same things the late Jackie Gleason did!”

Hopefully this day may arrive soon.

At the end of the Coast to Coast AM interview with Larry, and before I was to go back on for another hour of discussion and phone calls, Warren was invited to come back onto the show by George Noory, to which Larry Warren quipped, “Well, it’s only taken 35 years to be invited on,” referring to the fact that everyone else involved in the Bentwaters incident had been in front of the Coast microphones numerous times. Noory, the listeners and myself all saw the humor in this and got a chuckle out of Larry’s snippet of sarcasm. But we did bring clarification to a very serious topic – that Jackie Gleason did see some sort of strange beings not of this dimension or plane of reality.

John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)





Source: UFO Digest: http://ufodigest.com/article/jackie-gleason-0219

Spectral Vision: https://spectralvision.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/and-away-we-go-the-night-


This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA
By William M. Arkin

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, rented a car from Avis, used a corporate or Sears credit card, applied for nonprofit status with the IRS, or obtained non-driver’s legal identification from a private company, they have you on file.

They are not who you think they are. They are not the NSA or the CIA. They are the National Security Analysis Center (NSAC), an obscure element of the Justice Department that has grown from its creation in 2008 into a sprawling 400-person, $150 million-a-year multi-agency organization employing almost 300 analysts, the majority of whom are corporate contractors. [

The Center has its roots in the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF), a small cell established in October 2001 to look for additional 9/11-like terrorists who might have entered the United States. But with the emergence of significant “homegrown” threats in the late aughts, the Task Force’s focus was thought to be too narrow. NSAC was created to focus scrutiny on new threat, specifically on Americans, particularly Muslims, who might pose a hidden threat (the Task Force became a unit within NSAC’s bureaucratic umbrella). As Americans began traveling abroad to join al-Shabaab and then ISIS, the Center’s dragnet expanded to catch the vast pool of “youth” who also might fit a profile of either radicalism or law-breaking. Its mission runs the full gamut of “national security threats...to the United States and its interests,” according to a partially declassified Justice Department Inspector General report. That includes everything from terrorism to counter-narcotics, nuclear proliferation, and espionage.

NSAC not only has a focus beyond foreign investigations or terrorists, but in the past year-and-a-half, according to documents obtained by Phase Zero and extensive interviews with contractors and government officials who have worked with the Center and the Task Force, it has also aggressively built up a partnership with the military, taking on deep background investigations of foreign-born and foreign-connected soldiers, civilians, and contractors working for the government. Its investigations go far beyond traditional security “vetting”; NSAC scours certain select government employees, contractors and their affiliates, examining multiple layers of connected relatives and associates. And the Center hosts dozens of additional “liaison” officers from other government agencies, providing those agencies with frictionless access to private information about U.S. residents that they would otherwise not have.

Today, through a series of high-level classified authorities and commercial relationships, the Center has access to over 130 databases and datasets of information comprising some two billion records, over half of which are unique and not contained in any other government information warehouse. The Center is, in fact, according to interviews with government officials, the sole organization in the U.S. government with the authority to delve deeply into the activities and associations of foreigners and Americans alike. From its unmarked office in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, the Center can not only gain access to the full gamut of intelligence databases of the U.S. government, but also query and retain information contained in law enforcement and commercial data. It also conducts live searches, and retains classified and open datasets of identity and transactional data for later examination. In some ways then, the data that the Center accesses and regularly trawls against its data mining protocols is the FBI’s equivalent of NSA’s bulk collection, the examination of databases with the hope of finding triggers or links to terrorists rather than the specific accessing of information to look at an individual or even group of individuals.

The Center’s powerful perch—and its virtually unlimited reach—brings the federal government closer than ever to the Holy Grail of connecting every dot, a dream that has been pursued by terrorist hunters since the failures that permitted the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago. The data access and analytic methods it uses grew out of a retrospective analysis of the vast reams of data about the 19 hijackers that law enforcement and intelligence agencies had indicators off, but never acted on. The Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (originally called “F-tri-F” by insiders) meticulously reconstructed the actions of the 19 hijackers and other known law-breakers—how they lived their day-to-day lives and what they did to avoid intelligence detection—to find patterns and triggers of potential wrongdoing. They created thousands of pages of chronologies covering the 19 hijackers from the moment they entered the United States, trying to recreate what each did every day they were here.

Those patterns then became profiles that could be applied to vast amounts of disparate and unstructured data to sniff out similar attributes. Those attributes, once applied to individuals, became the legal predicate for collection and retention of data. If someone fit the profile, they were worthy of a second look. They were worthy of a second look if they might fit the profile.

Beyond public records and what appears on the internet, beyond news articles or what’s in law enforcement databases—but in addition to all of those things—the mere presence of a name becomes justification enough. NSAC’s methods turn the notion of legal predicate—a logical proposition or an earlier offense that justifies law enforcement action—on its head. Using big data analysis to discover non-obvious and even clandestine links, the Center looks not just for suspects, but for what the counter-terrorism world calls “clean skins”—people with no known affiliation to terrorism or crime, needles in a giant haystack that don’t necessarily look like needles. Or people who aren’t needles at all, but who might become needles in the future and thus warrant observation today.

The American people have repeatedly rejected the notion of a domestic intelligence agency operating within our borders. Yet NSAC has become the real-world equivalent. Along the way in its development though, the Center has rarely been discussed in the federal budget or in congressional oversight hearings available to the public. And being neither solely a part of the intelligence community (IC) nor solely a law enforcement agency (and yet both), it skirts limitations that exist in each community, allowing it to collect and examine information on people who are not otherwise accused of or suspected of any crime.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive-2 (HSPD-2), signed by George W. Bush in October 2001, established FTTTF and directed it to use “advanced data mining software” to find and prevent “aliens who engage in or support terrorist activity” from entering the United States. Though data mining was at the center of its mission, other agencies—particularly the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) and the Pentagon’s Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA)—funded the development of many of the techniques. These efforts, nevertheless, ran into public opposition because of legal and civil liberties overreach: the ominous-sounding Total Information Awareness program was abandoned in 2003 and CIFA was shut down in 2008. With the CIA restricted from collecting information and conducting operations that were purely domestic, a gap existed. And though the NSA, which has been promiscuously described as the successor to total information awareness, conducts extensive data mining and advanced analytics to crunch its bulk data collection, it is still restricted to only intercepting electronic communications.

As data mining research and applications moved forward, and as the NSA built up its cyber empire, the FBI also transformed. FTTTF, which was administratively placed within the FBI in 2002, helped the Bureau evolve into what is now referred to as an “intelligence driven” law enforcement agency. In other words, stop crimes (in this case terrorist attacks) before they occur through the use of proactive and predictive intelligence. The National Counterterrorism Center is responsible for the foreign threat, while the FBI is responsible for the domestic. In 2004, the White House also mandated that FTTTF be provided “full access” to homeland security and intelligence databases.

To “satisfy unmet analytical and technical needs,” in 2006, the FBI established the National Security Analysis Center (NSAC). According to NSAC’s first budget:

    The NSAC will provide subject-based “link analysis” through the utilization of the FBI’s collection data sets, combined with public records on predicated subjects. “Link analysis” uses data sets to find links between subjects, suspects, and addresses or other pieces of relevant information, and other persons, places, and things… the NSAC will provide improved processes and greater access to this technique to all [National Security Branch] components. The NSAC will also pursue “pattern analysis” as part of its service to the NSB. “Pattern analysis” queries take a predictive model or pattern of behavior and search for that pattern in data sets. The FBI’s efforts to define predictive models and patterns of behavior will improve efforts to identify “sleeper cells.” Information produced through data exploitation will be processed by analysts who are experts in the use of this information and used to produce products that comply with requirements for the proper handling of the information.

NSAC formally expanded the focus of the Task Force beyond just foreign terrorists. The internal data mart expanded in 2008 to support proactive work to identify potential counterintelligence and nuclear-proliferation threats via advanced analysis of financial, communication, and travel records. Both the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have conducted investigations and obtained documents on FTTTF and the FBI’s data-collection efforts. That work, and additional documents obtained by Phase Zero, paint a picture of a massive, overlooked domestic intelligence operation with a mission that goes far beyond catching foreign terrorists.

One joint project between NSAC and the Department of Energy Office of Intelligence/Counterintelligence began to seek out foreign spies or businesspeople who were trying to infiltrate U.S. laboratories and entities. The Center has also provided assistance to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency effort that vets foreign corporations investing in U.S. businesses. Under the Amon Project, in 2009, the Center started a program to look at foreign-connected scientists working in or with U.S. industry for potential counterintelligence markers. It analyzed data to identify potential targets and other threats through telephone and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) pattern/link analysis, constantly monitoring a set of communications feeds between Known Intelligence Officers (KIOs) and Suspected Intelligence Officers (SIOs) of foreign governments residing in the United States, as well as unknown targets.

But the targets weren’t just foreign. Under Project Scarecrow, the Center has done data mining on sovereign citizens and other domestic threats. After receiving intelligence that helicopters might be used in future terrorist attacks, the Center data-mined 165 American-based pilots with helicopter licenses who were from “designated countries of interest.” Working with the Philadelphia police, the Center batch-matched dates of birth with licensed drivers to isolate a set of Pakistani men thought to be potentially connected to a terrorist group. The identities of foreign-born or connected hazardous materials (HAZMAT) drivers in the U.S. were added to a group of “special interest individuals” constantly run against suspect datasets. Under the Finding Terrorists in the United States (FINDUS) project, data-mining was used to find unlocated and even unknown individuals. A Syria Screening Cell was set up to support the screening of candidates for the manning of the Free Syrian Army in the fight against ISIS. By virtue of their presence in NSAC, Pentagon investigators now also have access to highly restricted datasets of known and suspected terrorists and their potential links to the United States, including two called Bedrock and Shoebox.

In many cases, according to individuals who have worked for FTTTF and Center contractors, target groups of thousands of individuals are checked and rechecked every month in a “batched” data processing search. As part of the Amon project, for instance, thousands of Chinese and Taiwanese nationals working in or with U.S. industry are constantly under investigation, their names thrown into the computers monthly looking for derogatory or suspicious information. According to an FTTTF document obtained by Phase Zero, an average of 6,000 target packages a month are prepared by the Center, many resulting in leads to law enforcement authorities, but the majority just human metadata living in perpetual link analysis limbo. The volume of data open to Center, and the complex queries made have resulted in the Task Force building four unique software systems to manage analyst access and data management.

The Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force was always meant to be a proactive lookout, using data mining and the full gamut of public and private information to identify hidden operatives based upon their associations, movements or transactions. An internal document provided to Phase Zero describes the Task Force as organizing “data from many divergent public, government and international sources for the purpose of monitoring the electronic footprints of terrorists and their supporters, identifying their behaviors, and providing actionable intelligence to appropriate law enforcement, government agencies, and the intelligence community.” And their supporters. And their supporters. And their supporters. How many mouseclicks away is your name?

Source: Phase Zero


Serpo, Saucers, Spooks, and Sci-Fi
By Nick Redfern

Many people with an interest in Ufology will recall how, beginning in November 2005, a controversial stash of UFO-themed papers surfaced that collectively became known as “The Serpo Documents.” The source of the documents, to this day, remains unknown. He, she, or even them, chose to use the very appropriate alias of “Anonymous.” For some saucer-sleuths, the papers are leaked, highly secret files. For others, the entire thing is nothing but a big joke that has spun wildly out of control. Others suggest disinformation to muddy the ufological waters.

The Serpo papers cover a huge amount of ground, but the primary focus is on controversial claims of an “exchange program” between us and the representatives of an alien race, one which began in the 1960s. Anonymous said: “We carefully selected 12 military personnel; ten men and two women. They were trained, vetted and carefully removed from the military system. The 12 were skilled in various specialties.”

Anonymous added: “Near the northern part of the Nevada Test Site, the aliens landed and the 12 Americans left. One entity was left on Earth. The original plan was for our 12 people to stay 10 years and then return to Earth. But something went wrong. The 12 remained until 1978, when they were returned to the same location in Nevada. Seven men and one woman returned. Two died on the aliens’ home planet. Four others decided to remain, according to the returnees. Of the eight that returned, all have died. The last survivor died in 2002.”

Despite the outrageous and unlikely tale that the documents told, Serpo very quickly became a sensation within certain ufological quarters and provoked massive debate – in magazines and journals, on radio shows, and at online forums. There is, however, one issue that has, for the most part, been overlooked and forgotten. In early 2006, a source that used the named “Chapman,” and who maintained they had a background with the British Ministry of Defense, claimed to know all about the Serpo files and what they really represented.

Chapman explained: “…these are NOT real events that are being described here, although the document they come from IS REAL. I saw this information in 1969 or ’70 in Whitehall. Originally it was a CIA document authored by a lady named Alice Bradley Sheldon. Its main purpose, if you will pardon the phrase, was to ‘scare the crap out of the Soviets’ in response to them scaring the crap out of us.”

The Russians (and others of a commie nature) had seeded stories to British and US intelligence, suggesting that, in the 1950s and 1960s, a number of atomic bombs were smuggled into the United States and were to be detonated in major cities. It was, fortunately for the Western world, a case of the Soviets and their allies trying to instill fear and confusion via the creation of a totally bogus claim. There were no smuggled bombs – at all. And as a result, Chapman maintained, Serpo was the CIA’s way of trying to hit back at the Soviets, and have them running around like headless chickens and rendered into states of paranoia and anxiety.

True or not, the insertion into the Serpo story of Alice Bradley Sheldon is notable – specifically, for who she was and what she did. She was born Alice Hastings Bradley, in 1915, and had an interesting career. When the terrible December 1941 events at Pearl Harbor occurred, Bradley was keen to do what she could to help defeat crazy Hitler and his goose-stepping cronies. She took a position with military Intelligence and ultimately reached the rank of major.

In 1945, Alice Hastings Bradley became Alice Bradley Sheldon, as a result of her marriage to Huntington D. Sheldon. The pair moved to Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s, after being “invited” to join none other than the CIA. While many aspects of her work with the agency remain unknown, it is known that until she resigned in 1955, Alice was involved in espionage missions in the Near East and worked on photo-analysis-themed cases. As for Huntington, he was the Director of the Office of Current Intelligence of the CIA from 1951 to 1961.

In 1967, Alice Bradley Sheldon’s life took a radical, new change in direction. She decided to turn her hand to a favorite topic of hers: science-fiction. In 1973, a collection of her short stories was published. Its title: Ten Thousand Light Years from Home. Two years later, Warm World and Otherwise hit the bookstores. Very few people knew that Sheldon was the author, however, as her sci-fi output was published under the alias of James Tiptree, Jr.

Two more titles surfaced: 1981’s Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions and 1985’s Brightness Falls from the Air. Tragedy was looming on the horizon, however: on May 19, 1987, Alice killed her 84-year-old, blind, bedridden and ailing husband, and then took her own life – with a bullet to the head.

Did Alice Bradley Sheldon write the Serpo documents – or, perhaps, some of them? Maybe. Maybe not. What we can say for sure, however, is that as a highly regarded writer of science fiction, and someone who worked for both Air Intelligence and the CIA, she would have been the absolutely ideal candidate to conjure up a wild sci-fi story (in the form of bogus-but-genuine-looking documents) and to try and terrify the Russians into thinking the West was making top secret deals with extraterrestrials.

Is there far more to the Serpo affair than many suspect? Was Alice Bradley Sheldon the original brains behind Serpo? Or was “Chapman” simply some Walter Mitty-type, stirring up the already-churning waters even more? The questions are many. As for the answers, well, let’s wait and see. I’m already pursuing a few leads…

Source: Mysterious Universe


Violent Ghost Dwells In Home in Liverpool

It’s one thing to move into a house that may have a passive ghost, poltergeist or spirit, and is the sight of some otherwise harmless paranormal-like occurrences.

But how about moving into a reportedly haunted abode where a poltergeist or ghost, described as a “violent spirit,” is said to reside?

That is the current option for potential renters of the “Pickwick Poltergeist” house which is up for sale in the lovely Toxteth neighborhood in Liverpool, England, old stomping grounds of the Beatles, reports the Daily Mail.

The three-bedroom terraced “Pickwick Poltergeist” house is currently for rent at £91 a week, buying the new tenant a roof over their head and all the haunting experiences a violent ghost might provide.

And some of those frightening experiences reported by former tenants of the Pickwick Poltergeist house, including a woman being “lifted out of her bed,” are indeed scary and explain why local paranormal experts describe the ghost as a violent spirit.

One of the former residents of the Pickwick Poltergeist house is Lekeisha Davis who fled the allegedly haunted home, along with her two young children, after the Pickwick Poltergeist’s activities made sleeping in her own room unbearable, reports the Liverpool Echo.

    “On one occasion my daughter Mikiela was shouting and screaming for me, and when I went upstairs she said someone had slammed her door shut and it frightened her. Another time my mum and sister were there and a Lucozade bottle just flew across the room on its own… I have been saying for years that the house was haunted.”

The “significant paranormal activity” that former residents of the Pickwick Poltergeist house have experienced are believed to go back to the 1800s, with decades of reports of ghosts and hauntings, accompanied by the often violent nature of the poltergeist or ghost.

Tom Sleman is a local ghost writer and paranormal expert. He is among those who describes the Pickwick Poltergeist as a “violent spirit” and also relates the story about the woman who was lifted out of her bed. Sleman also says that the poltergeist once shook a neighboring house so violently that the home’s owner thought the place was “going to collapse.”

    “There have been stories about a very unusual poltergeist on Pickwick Street that date back to the 1880s at least – unusual in the fact that it seems to get around. Most ghosts stick to haunting one property, but there are a rare few who flit from house to house, often in the same street, and the Pickwick Poltergeist is one of those… A landlady connected to the letting of Number 69, a Mrs Euphemia Nimlock, was also lifted out of her bed by the same violent spirit, and (next door) neighbour, Ismael Jones, was under the impression the house was going to collapse because of the vibrations.”

The haunted Pickwick Poltergeist property’s real estate listing describes it as a “3-bedroom terraced house in a popular location off Park Road, close to the Tesco Superstore. It has two singles and one double bedroom, rear yard, upstairs bathroom and two living rooms.”

The listing then goes on to warn prospective renters about the reported Pickwick Poltergeist and the paranormal happenings that have been witnessed there. The listing agent for the home says it’s their policy of transparency and honesty to be upfront about the Pickwick Poltergeist and the house’s haunted history.

According to a spokesperson for the agency, it is very true that they have received reports of paranormal activities, ghosts and other haunting stories about the house.

The spokesperson went on to explain that while they don’t get directly involved with trying to rid properties of ghosts, poltergeists, other haunts, or even people believed to be “possessed,” they do try to help any tenants that are faced with such paranormal happenings, like the Pickwick Poltergeist, “by advising and supporting them.”

So if you’re moving to Liverpool, England, and have an interest in the paranormal, you could be in luck with a nice home and the actual Pickwick Poltergeist ghost as a roommate.

Source: Inquisitr


Carl Sagan: “Reincarnation Deserves Serious Study.”
By Arjun Walia

Carl Sagan, the well-known American astronomer, astrobiologist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, and author passed away in 1996. He was very skeptical of non-mainstream work, and was the same when it came to many topics within the realm of parapsychology. Almost 20 years later, we now have substantial evidence to confirm that various phenomena within the realm of parapsychology are indeed real. Some of these include telepathy, psychokinesis, distant healing, ESP, and many others, including reincarnation.

Sagan did not brush off the scientific study of these phenomena, in fact, he felt that some of them deserve “serious study.”

“There are claims in the parapsychology field which, in my opinion, deserve serious study,” with [one] being “that young children sometimes report details of a previous life, which upon checking turn out to be accurate and which they could not have known about in any other way than reincarnation.” (source) (1)

He also mentions two others. One is that, by thought alone, humans can affect random number generators in computers (you can read more about that here), and the other is that people under mild sensory deprivation can receive thoughts or images “projected” towards them (you can read more about that here).

If Sagan were alive today, he would see that the serious scientific study of reincarnation has indeed been undertaken, despite the fact that it is a touchy subject, and the results challenge the belief systems of many. When looking at these topics from a scientific standpoint, it’s a good idea to suspend all belief systems and simply examine the information that’s been gathered from a neutral standpoint (which is, of course, easier said than done).
The Results & What These Reincarnation Cases Look Like

This topic has been studied by numerous scientists who belong to various academic institutions from all over the world, so in the interest of a short on-line read, choosing which studies/examples to share can be a difficult process, given how many of them exist. Worldwide, more than twenty-five hundred specific cases have been examined in great detail, more so where these notions are more culturally accepted (in the East), although cases have been documented on every single continent. For this reason, if you are interested in this topic from a scientific standpoint, we suggest you further your own research beyond what you read here.

One great example comes from University of Virginia psychiatrist Jim Tucker, who in 2008 published a review of cases suggestive of reincarnation in the Journal Explore. (source)

In the article, he describes a typical reincarnation case, where subjects start reporting a past life experience. One common denominator of these cases is that they all involve children, with the average age being 35 months when subjects begin to report their experiences. The experiences reported are often detailed and extensive, and Tucker points out that many of these children show strong emotional involvement when speaking about their claims, some cry and beg to be taken to what they say is their previous family. Others show intense anger.

“The subjects usually stop making their past-life statements by the age of six to seven, and most seem to lose the purported memories. That is the age when children start school and begin having more experiences in the current life, as well as when they tend to lose their early childhood memories.” (source) (1)

One example Tucker describes, an American case, is of a child named Sam Taylor, who was a year and a half old when:

“He looked up as his father was changing his diaper and said, ‘When I was your age, I used to change your diapers.’ He began talking more about having been his grandfather. He eventually told details of his grandfather’s life that his parents felt certain he could not have learned through normal means, such as the fact that his grandfather’s sister had been murdered and that his grandmother had used a food processor to make milkshakes for his grandfather every day at the end of his life.” (source) (1)

Again, this is one of hundreds of cases. Children have also been taken to their previous families, and described qualities and characteristics of them and their past life about which there is no possible way the child could know. Here is another specific case that was examined by Dr. Tucker that we wrote about a couple of months ago. And there are plenty more to choose from.

These are cases involving very young children and they offer little reason to suspect a hoax. From a scientific standpoint, however, even though these cases are intriguing they still leave us with a problem that plagues most parapsychological phenomena today. As Tucker points out:

“The processes that would be involved in such a transfer of consciousness are completely unknown, and they await further elucidation.” (source) (1)
What Does This Mean?

Who knows what this means? Something is definitely going on here, nobody can really deny that. Does it mean that when we die, we reincarnate into another human body? Does it mean that only some people get reincarnated? Or that not everyone is reincarnated here, perhaps instead reincarnated somewhere else on some other planet? Does it mean that that we go through reincarnation cycles here until the soul learns its lessons, then it is free to move on? Does the soul have a choice after it leaves the body, to reincarnate into another one or proceed somewhere else? Does it have the option to change dimensions? Do all souls come from one source? Is that source that we are all a part of, just a part of something greater?

You could literally ask thousands of questions which branch off into an endless number of topics. It’s not possible to say what this all means, but if you take the evidence we have for reincarnation and combine it with the tremendous amount of scientific literature already available for other paraspychologocal phenomena, all postulating that consciousness exists outside of the body, one can definitely say that there is more to life than we can physically see or scientifically explain.

What are your thoughts on these cases? What are your thoughts on reincarnation in general? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.



(1) Radin, Dean. Supernormal: Science, Yoga and the Evidence For Extraordinary
Psychic Abilities. New York, Deepak Chopra Books , 2013

Source: Collective-Evolution


The Strange & Unsolved Case Of Elisa Lam
By Xavier Ortega

From time to time when I walk past the Hotel Cecil I gaze up and look at the tops of the water tanks that sit on the roof. Two years ago a 21 year-old student named Elisa Lam was found dead inside one of them.

It’s a death that you probably have heard about. A woman is seen in a CCTV security tape going into an elevator and acting in a very bizarre manner. She disappears from sight and is found several days later floating in one of the building’s water tanks.

The L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled the death “accidental due to drowning” which could have been caused by her bipolar disorder. The report also stated that no traces of drugs or alcohol were found during the autopsy. However, there is much more to the story than what is implied by police reports. The first piece of evidence that needs to be considered is an elevator surveillance tape that recorded Elisa’s behavior only a few moments before she lost her life.

At first, Elisa enters the elevator and apparently presses all of its buttons. She then waits for something to happen but, for some reason, the elevator door doesn’t shut. She starts to look around, as if she is expecting (or hiding from) someone. At 1:57, her arms and hands start moving in a very strange matter (almost not human) as she appears to be talking to someone, something … or nothing at all. She then walks away. The elevator door then shuts and appears to start working again.

Right after the events of the video, Elisa apparently gained access to the rooftop of the hotel, climbed to its water tank and, somehow, ended up drowning in it. Her nude body was found two weeks after her death, after hotel guests complained about the water’s taste and color.  Questions remain concerning this case.  How did Elisa get to the rooftop to begin with?  The rooftop area is protected by an alarm system and the water tank is difficult to reach. How did Elisa reach that area? Also, how did she close the water tank lid?

Seeing the surveillance footage, most people would conclude that she was under the influence of drugs. However, Elisa did not have a history of drug use and her autopsy concluded that no drugs were involved. When one looks at the context and the circumstances of this death, things become even more mysterious.

Cecil Hotel’s Dark History

Built in the 1920s to cater to “businessmen to come into town and spend a night or two”, Cecil Hotel was quickly upstaged by more glamorous hotels. Located near the infamous Skid Row area, the hotel began renting rooms on a long-term basis for cheap prices, a policy that attracted criminals, junkies, and mentally disturbed individuals. It has been this way for decades, like back when Richard Ramirez was on the loose and terrorizing most of Los Angeles in the 1980s. Skid Row and the Hotel Cecil were places that Ramirez frequented while he went through his murderous spree killing Angelenos. Years later another serial killer would call the Hotel Cecil his temporary home.

In the 50’s and 60’s the Cecil was known as a place that people would go to jump out of one of the hotel’s windows to commit suicide.

Helen Gurnee, in her 50s, leaped from a seventh floor window, landing on the Cecil Hotel marquee, on October 22, 1954.

Julia Moore jumped from her eighth floor room window, on February 11, 1962.

Pauline Otton, 27, jumped from a ninth floor window after an argument with her estranged husband, on October 12, 1962.  Otton landed on George Gianinni, 65, who was walking on the side walk, 90 feet below. Both were killed instantly.

There was also a murder of one of the residents.  “Pigeon Goldie” Osgood, a retired telephone operator, known for protecting and feeding pigeons in a nearby park, was found dead in his ransacked room on June 4, 1964.  He had been stabbed, strangled, and raped.  The crime still remains unsolved.”

TB Outbreak

In 2013 Skid Row and most of Downtown was under the threat of a severe Tuberculosis outbreak.

    “Historically, Skid Row has been kind of a…for lack of a better term…a Petri dish for a whole lot of things,” he said. “As long as I’ve known it and we just got to find a way to change that…”  - LAPD Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph

    "The Los Angeles Times reports that more than 4,500 people may have been exposed to tuberculosis and that scientists have recently linked this recent outbreak to a TB strain unique to L.A., with a small number of isolated cases outside the area."

Isoniazid is the most common antibiotic prescribed to those who suffer from TB. One of the main side effects of this drug is confusion and abnormal behavior. Why is this relevant?

In a strange coincidence, a tool that is being used to test patients for Tuberculosis is called the LAM-ELISA test, or Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent assay.

MMRP.org has the information:

    "Of interest was a significant correlation between the level of microscopic density of mycobacteria in sputum and LAM antigen concentration in urine (?2=8.44). The LAM-ELISA is a field-adapted tool that can improve screening standards in countries with a high incidence of TB. We are currently conducting a much larger final phase III evaluation in TB suspect patients in Mbeya."

In a city that has an outbreak of Tuberculosis, a woman named ELISA LAM is recorded on video behaving abnormally in the lobby of the Hotel Cecil hours before her death. A suspicious death in where her lifeless, naked body was found floating inside one of the water tanks.

Is there a correlation between Tuberculosis and Elisa’s death?

Well besides the highly strange coincidence of both the name of the TB test and the victim, the answer is no. Unless you were to think about the possibility of Elisa being some secret guinea pig for a new anti-TB drug. In that case, that’s one hell of a side effect if you asked me.
Dark Water

There exists another strange, highly coincidental fact in this odd case. In 2005 a movie titled Dark Water was released in the U.S.

    "The film opens in 1974, as a young girl, Dahlia, stands outside after school in the rain, waiting for her mother.  Flash forward to 2005, the audience sees a grown-up Dahlia (Jennifer Connelly) in the midst of a bitter mediation with ex-husband, Kyle (Dougray Scott), over custody of their daughter, Cecilia (Ariel Gade). Kyle wants Cecilia to live closer to his apartment in Jersey City, but Dahlia wants to move to Roosevelt Island, where she has found a good school. Kyle threatens to sue for full custody because he feels the distance is too great. He also claims that Dahlia is “mentally unstable.”

    "Dahlia and Cecilia see an apartment in a complex on Roosevelt Island, which is just a few blocks from Cecilia’s new school. The superintendent of the dilapidated building is Mr. Veeck (Pete Postlethwaite). The manager is Mr. Murray (John C. Reilly). During the tour, Cecilia sneaks to the roof where she finds a Hello Kitty backpack near a large water tank. They leave the bag with Veeck, and Murray promises Cecilia that she can have it if no one claims it. Cecilia, who had disliked the apartment, now wants desperately to live there. Dahlia agrees to move in.

    "Shortly after, the bedroom ceiling begins to leak dark water. The source is the apartment above, 10F, where the Rimsky family lived up until a month ago. Dahlia enters 10F and finds it flooded, with dark water flowing from every faucet, the walls and toilet. She finds a family portrait of the former tenants—a mother, father, and a girl Cecilia’s age. Dahlia complains to both Veeck and Murray about the water, but the former does little about it despite the insistence of the latter. Meanwhile, Cecilia develops a strong bond of friendship with an imaginary friend called Natasha.

    "The ceiling, shoddily patched by Veeck, leaks again. At school, Cecilia appears to get into a fight with Natasha, who appears to control her hand while painting. She’s taken to the girls’ bathroom where she passes out after dark water gushes from the toilets and sinks. Dahlia, who is meeting with her lawyer, Jeff Platzer, can’t be reached so Kyle picks Cecilia up and takes her to his apartment. Later on that night, Dahlia is feeling better, now that Jeff will have her apartment fixed and that Cecilia is safe with Kyle. Dahlia hears footfalls from the hallway outside of her apartment going up to the roof. She sees that water is spilling out of the water tank. She climbs up the ladder, opens the hatch to the water tank and finds Natasha’s body floating in the water. Dahlia is stunned and Natasha’s eyes snap open."

Eight years after Dark Waters is released Elisa met a very similar fate to that of  the imaginary ghost friend named Natasha in the movie. Both being found dead inside the building’s rooftop water tanks under mysterious circumstances. Take note of the name of the  fictional character in the movie, Cecilia, and the name of the hotel in which Elisa’s body was found. Hotel Cecil.

Again, coincidence?

More than likely this is all just adds up to being one of the recent, most strangest mysteries in Los Angeles. Whatever happened to Elisa Lam no one knows. Given all the speculation and conspiracy theories that are floating out there about her death, it’s more than likely to remain an unsolved mystery.

Source: Ghost Theory


Yes, It’s Really Raining Vampire Fish in Alaska
By G. Clay Whittaker

Four eel-like fish with jaws containing circles of teeth and multiple tongues have, in fact, fallen from the sky in Alaska. Officially known as the Arctic lamprey, they’re a yearly occurrence.

It’s not often you see a headline like “Terrifying Vampire Fish Falling from the Sky in Alaska” and can be assured it’s mostly true.

But “vampire fish” is an accurate assessment of what’s going on in towns like Fairbanks, Alaska. Think 30 Days of Night though—not Twilight.

Over the last few weeks Alaskans have reported finding non-glittery fish out of water: cold-blooded, blood-sucking monster fish have literally been falling from the sky, ostensibly swooping in on land-based prey. The creatures in question are actually arctic lampreys, parasitic fish that use several rows of grotesque teeth to latch onto other water-dwellers and suck their blood.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game posted photos of the foot-long eel creatures on Facebook, with gaping jaws full of circles of teeth and multiple tongues—like infant version of the Sarlaac pit.

They’re scary enough in their Arctic habitat, where they survive by latching onto larger fish, sucking blood until engorged, and then detaching—sometimes killing their prey in the process.

Luckily there seems to be a less sinister explanation than a sudden mutation or evolutionary leap allowing these giant leaching eels to fly. The Department of Fish and Game seems to agree, given the explanation that they posted on Facebook:

“The answer is probably gulls. Gulls are picking them out of the Chena River with their bills and then dropping the squirming critters while in flight. Arctic lampreys spawn in the Chena River, and live in the mud underwater as juveniles for several years. However, many lifelong Alaskans have never seen one of these fascinating fish up close because their body shape and feeding habits make them difficult to catch.”

The Department of Fish and Game’s Sportfish Information Officer Nancy Sisinyak confirmed that theory, and explained that it’s not surprising they were dropped. “It’s a common occurrence that birds will drop fish. Most of the time they can hang onto them, but sometimes they just wiggle free and there you have it,” she tells The Daily Beast. “It’s pretty long and skinny a tubular. It’s a heavy load for a seagull especially the ones that get up to 15 inches. And when this thing is writhing around sometimes they do get loose.”

Despite the terrifying appearance of the fish, she says they pose little harm to humans at this point. In more than a decade working in the filed, she’s never heard of a human getting bitten. “I guess it would be possible,” she says. “But not probable.”

If there’s one thing that’s shocking Sisinyak, who’s been looking at vampire fish for years, it’s the sudden national interest—one she thinks has gotten out of hand. “It’s just crazy how this story has really been brought out of proportion,” she says. “We’ve had four reports. And haven’t had any since last week.”

The migration happens every year, and every year the vampire-like creatures rain down on Alaska. “I’ve been working here for 15 years, and I’ve never had a call about a lamprey falling from the sky,” she says.

In fact there are a few things about the lamprey people have been getting wrong. “There’s a picture floating around of a lamprey with holes, and one thing that’s being spread around is that those are marks from a bird’s beak,” says Sisinyak. “And it’s actually part of the fish—it’s where their gills are housed.”

Another theory that doesn’t add up is that the birds were bringing the lampreys in from the ocean. Considering that Fairbanks is 350 miles away from the ocean, it’s highly unlikely. It’s a longer trip up river, as they head to lay eggs. Sisinyak says that spawn “similarly to salmon,” sweep a spot out on the riverbed for their eggs with their tails.

In truth, she thinks all of this attention is probably good for people and for the lamprey. “People who wouldn’t have even known they existed, they’re learning something,” she says. “So that’s good.”

But maybe you shouldn’t rest easy just yet. The parking lot where one of the lampreys was found is a little over a quarter mile from the Chena River, an offshoot of the Tanana River, which is fed by the Yukon. The Yukon feeds directly into the ocean. That total distance is more than 500 miles, though, so even if these things can’t fly they’ve got enough energy to swim 500 miles and then fight/intimidate their way out of the talons of a bird.

Or maybe they’re just not tasty.

That’s assuming the relationship between lamprey and gull is predatory, not a partnership. If they’ve joined forces to coordinate attacks, well—we’ll miss you, Alaska.

Source: The Daily Beast

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