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- UFOs: Are They Friend or Foe? -
- London is the Capital of UFO Sightings in the UK -
- The Faerie Changeling Phenomenon -
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Here is irrefutable proof that UFOs could be perilous to your health, your well-being and even your life – and in an extreme case scenario could doom all of humanity.
PENTAGON ADMITS TO PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF UFO WITNESSES
In a series of rather astonishing disclosures, the New York Times revealed in a provocative front page article that the military had spent upwards of $22 million dollars in recent years on the study of UFOs and the creation of an “advanced aerospace threat identification program.” Sightings have persisted long after the official closure of Project Blue Book – something UFO researchers have long suspected but could not prove.
Part of this multi-million dollar “Black Project” bundle was spent on an exhaustive study of the physiological and psychological effects of UFOs on witnesses. And while this hush-hush scrutiny of observers has to date never been released, an independent study indicates there is a PATTERN OF HORROR – that UFOs are no laughing matter and represent a TERRIFYING THREAT TO US ALL!
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- EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS DEPARTMENT -
UFOs: Are They Friend or Foe?
By Sean Casteel
* There lurks a certain kind of evil within the UFO phenomenon as it prays upon an unsuspecting populace. Read the new book from Inner Light/Global Communications, “UFO Hostilities and the Evil Alien Agenda,” which is bursting at the seams with documented info, frightening case histories and a wealth of photos and art.
* Real life accounts of UFO atrocities – from strange disappearances to bizarre deaths – are here to be examined.
* Alert yourself to paralyzing episodes of alien acts of aggression that have blacked out power systems, erased memories and crippled human beings.
* Abductions? Overflights of our nuclear facilities? Corpses left behind in the wake of a UFO sighting? Had these events been inflicted upon us by a human enemy, they would be considered acts of war. Yet how do we fight this enemy with unknowable powers and abilities?
In the 1950s creatures were arriving here to do battle against humankind. They flew over the White House, attacked home and hearth and in general ransacked Mother Earth. But that was only up on the giant Hollywood screen – or so it seemed. A new book indicates that we may have been attacked without realizing it and that the facts have been hidden away by the same folks who declared Roswell a hoax.
In a series of rather astonishing disclosures, the New York Times recently revealed in a provocative front page story that the military had spent over $20 million dollars on the study of UFOs and the creation of an “advanced aerospace threat identification program,” to ascertain if UFOs pose a threat either to individual witnesses or to the entire population of our planet. Fostering heightened speculation, they continue to hide their confidential studies concerning the physiological and psychological effects of UFOs on close encounter victims as well as their influence over commercial, private and military aircraft, and their ability to go so far as to injure by incineration, radioactivity – or other means – those that might have gotten too close to an unidentified object on the ground or in the air. This aforementioned recently published book seeks to ask – and to answer – some very important questions concerning the uncontrollable and unpredictable nature of this perplexing phenomenon.
Once it is a given that UFOs and their alien occupants are real, the next question that must be answered is: Are they friendly or hostile?
Students of the subject will quickly acknowledge that this is not an easy question to answer. There is ample evidence, based on case histories and educated speculation, to argue either case.
With this latest offering from Inner Light/Global Communications, which publisher Timothy Green Beckley has entitled “UFO Hostilities and the Evil Alien Agenda: Lethal Encounters with Ultra-terrestrials Exposed,” one can easily see where this one is coming from. Beckley has assembled the usual suspects from among his team of collaborating writers, all of whom have collectively covered the subject of hostile aliens as thoroughly as one could wish. The resulting tome is 450+ pages of terrifying case histories, photos and art that will leave you wishing for a warm, fuzzy “ET-like” creature to land and relieve you from the dark truths you must confront as you read this gut-wrenching volume of alien evil and human helplessness.
A PRAGMATIC SCIENTIST GRAPPLES WITH THE HOSTILITY QUESTION
Dr. James E. McDonald (1920-1971) was a leading member of the University of Arizona’s Institute of Atmospheric Physics. His hypothesis that UFOs were extraterrestrial instruments on information gathering missions and his belief that the scientific reports of the time, including 1968’s Condon Report, were superficially done led him to investigate sightings and to combat governmental impediments against his research.
“UFO Hostilities and the Evil Alien Agenda” reprints a statement McDonald submitted to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics at the July 29, 1968, Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, held at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C.
“Official statements have emphasized,” McDonald writes, “for the past two decades, that there is no evidence of hostility in the UFO phenomena. To a large degree, this same conclusion seems indicated in the body of evidence gathered by independent investigators. The related question as to POTENTIAL hazard is perhaps less clear.”
McDonald then listed several types of UFO encounter that were potentially hazardous, as when the UFOs seem able to stop a moving car dead in its tracks, to inflict mild radiation exposure and on occasion to inflict more serious physical injuries.
The careful scientist admitted that he knew of at least two cases that he would say involved “overt hostility” on the part of the aliens. One involved a young boy in Beallsville, Ohio, who had to be treated for burns at the local hospital after encountering an oval-shaped object with lights on it. The craft emitted a flash that set the young boy’s jacket on fire.
“There is much more detail than can be recapitulated here,” McDonald writes. “My conversations with persons who know the boy, including his teacher, suggest no reason to discount the story, despite its unusual content.”
Another “overt hostility” case known to McDonald involved burn injuries of an even more serious nature, but he declined to give the details in his report to Congress. McDonald died in 1971 from his own hand, said to be motivated by his wife’s decision to leave him for another man and the ridicule the scientist suffered for his outspoken belief that UFOs are genuine alien spacecraft. His death is still considered “questionable” nearly 50 years later.
THE LEAD MASK MURDERS OF BRAZIL
In the weeks before his death in May of 2018, legendary UFO/paranormal researcher-author Brad Steiger granted Beckley permission to use some of his research involving the subject of hostile UFOs which he had collected early in his career.
In a chapter in the new book called “Patterns of Horror,” Steiger writes, “During the many, many years that UFOs have been actively researched, many widely divergent theories concerning their goals and objectives have been advanced. UFO actions have been interpreted as brotherly, benign, and protective; as indifferent, aloof, and superior; and as inquisitive, aggressively curious, and occasionally militant.
“Certain saucer cultists,” Steiger continues, “who have been expecting space brethren to bring some pie from the sky, continue to deliver saucer-inspired sermons on the theme that the UFOs come to bring starry salvation to a troubled world. The self-appointed ministers who preach this extraterrestrial brand of evangelism ignore the fact that not all ‘saucers’ can be considered friendly. Many give evidence of hostile actions. There is a wealth of well-documented evidence that UFOs have been responsible for murders, assaults, burnings with direct-ray focus, radiation sickness, kidnappings, pursuits of automobiles, attacks on homes, disruptions of power sources, paralysis, mysterious cremations and destruction of aircraft.”
Among the many instances of negative UFO manifestations recounted by Steiger is one that took place in August 1966. Inspector Jose Venancio Bittencourt of the Rio de Janeiro police was faced with what he termed “the most baffling mystery in my twenty-three years on the force.”
“On August 20,” Steiger’s account begins, “police had discovered the bodies of two electronics technicians, Miguel Jose Viana and Manuel Pereira de Cruz, one-thousand feet up a hillside in the Rio suburb of Niteroi. The bodies had been found after a woman, who lived nearby, had reported to the authorities that she had seen a flying saucer land on the jungled slope of Morro do Vintem. The woman had been so insistent in her claim that police had been dispatched to placate her. The officers had not known what they might find, but they had not expected to find two corpses.”
Beyond the discovery of the dead men, there were further strange details, according to Steiger.
“Both men had covered their faces with lead masks before they died. Several slips of paper were found near the bodies. Notations on several of the papers had been made in some strange kind of code.”
Exhaustive laboratory tests were unable to determine the cause of death of either of the electronics technicians.
“There was no medical reason, within the ability of the state police lab,” Inspector Bittencourt said, “to detect for the deaths. Our lab men have ruled out the possibility of poison, violence or asphyxiation.”
After the case had been reported in the local media, other witnesses came forward. Mrs. Gracindo de Souza, wife of a member of the local stock exchange, told police that she and her daughter had been driving in the area and had seen a UFO hovering over the clearing where the bodies were later discovered. In addition, a watchman, Raulino de Matos, saw the technicians arrive at the mountain in a jeep with two other men. When the four started to climb the hillside, de Matos had paid no further attention.
The dead technicians were found lying side by side, their arms at their sides. There were no signs of a struggle. Investigators did find blood nearby, but laboratory tests established that it had not come from either of the victims. The masks that covered the men’s faces were the kind commonly used in electronics to protect the eyes from burns.
When premiere UFO researcher Jacques Vallee studied the case notes, he concurred that the two men had been witness to a UFO. Vallee even went so far as to say that the two men were at least hopeful, if not expecting, to witness such a craft due to the lead masks that he theorized they intended to use to protect them from any harmful rays.
After an extensive month-long investigation, the Brazilian police admitted their failure to solve “the lead mask murders.”
“Crude lead masks,” Steiger writes. “Two dead men in their unruffled Sunday suits, lying side by side. Strange, undecipherable codes. Two other unidentified men who may have also been victims, their bodies yet to be discovered.
“Are these clues to a murder mystery which has baffled the most determined investigators? Or are they additional manifestations of a malignant, yet intelligent, course of action which, when viewed in a certain perspective, will indicate an ever-increasing pattern of horror of worldwide significance?
“To be direct: What of the UFOs that had been sighted hovering above and landing on the hillside on the day the technicians were killed and the day their bodies were discovered? Had the two electronics technicians kept a rendezvous with the UFO occupants and found, to their ultimate terror, that the aliens were not the benign space brethren they had been led to expect? Had Viana and de Cruz discovered that some extraterrestrials have come not to issue pronouncements of universal peace, but to conquer?”
ALVIN MOORE AND THE BLOODSTAINED HANDS OF THE ALIENS
One of the chapters contributed by publisher and editor Beckley concerns Alvin Moore, one of the better credentialed figures in the field of Ufology.
Moore was educated at the U.S. Naval Academy plus the George Washington School of Law and Louisiana State University. He worked as a patent engineer and attorney for the Werner von Braun team of space scientists. He was also a nautical scientist in the employ of the Navy and a CIA intelligence officer. Beckley would later publish a book by Moore called “Diary of a CIA Operative.” Moore spent nearly 25 years researching mysterious events attributable to UFOs and extraterrestrials.
“His conclusions are utterly shocking,” Beckley writes, “and certainly deserve further investigation despite attempts by so-called ‘serious Ufologists’ to sweep this aspect of the phenomenon under the cosmic rug.”
According to Moore, aliens known as “Skymen” have been coming to Earth and exploiting it for many years. Some of them have homes in caverns on the moon, Mars and its satellite Phoebus, Jupiter as well as among the asteroids. Many more originate from much nearer to the Earth’s surface, from “Sky Islands,” or even from within the hollows of our planet and possibly underwater hangars. Sky chemicals and electrostatic gravity-like force of the alien Sky Islands and Skycraft have caused legions of accidents. Skymen have kidnapped a multitude of people and have long extracted blood from animals and men, as well as committed mysterious murders.
One of the case histories Moore collected and wrote about was this one:
On the night of May 10, 1951, police found a young woman screaming on a street corner in Manila. She was crying out that she was being bitten by something and seemed to be fighting something in the air around her. She was eighteen years old and her name was Clarita Villanueva. The police arrested her. She said she was being bitten by something that looked like a man with big bulging eyes, wearing a black cape, and able to float in the air.
After she was locked up in a cell, she began screaming that the thing was coming at her through the prison bars. A policeman unlocked the door and brought her out, still screaming. And then he was astounded to see punctures that looked like teeth marks being formed on her arms and shoulders. The next morning, in the presence of policemen and Medical Examiner Dr. Mariana Lara, the screaming girl was again attacked by a being or object, invisible to the men. For five minutes, the punctures appeared on her arms, the back of her shoulders, and the back of her neck. Then she fainted.
The Mayor of Manila and the medical examiner accompanied the woman in a car to the prison hospital. On the way, she began screaming again, and the horrified men saw what looked like teeth punctures appear on both sides of her throat. They saw that her arms and hands were badly swollen from previous punctures. Obviously, this was a case of blood extraction by a floating being or object – probably object – that could be made invisible.
“A number of persons who have been captured by alien ‘Skymen’ have reported their extraction of ‘blood samples,’” Moore said. But the aliens’ need for the blood probably goes beyond the mere taking of samples for medical reasons. Still, the samples’ ultimate purpose remains unknown. Also, the UFO invisibility factor, as in the case of the Manila woman being bitten by unseen teeth, has been studied extensively. The late abduction pioneer Budd Hopkins, in his 2003 book “Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility and Transgenic Beings,” writes at length about events like alien ships that appear in broad daylight on a family’s front lawn to carry out an abduction, yet the whole event remains completely hidden from the neighbors.
A SERIOUS CASE OF RADIATION BURNS
In a chapter co-written by Beckley and (full disclosure) myself, we touch on the well-known Cash-Landrum case, which involved two middle-aged Texas women in the wrong place at the wrong time. We relied partially on the account given by Jerome Clark in his encyclopedic “The UFO Book.”
“On the evening of December 29, 1980, near Huffman, Texas,” Clark writes, “three occupants of a 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass observed a remarkable sight. Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum, and Vickie’s seven-year-old grandson, Colby, on their way home to Dayton, were driving through the southern tip of the east Texas piney woods when they noticed a large light above the trees some distance ahead.
“The light was briefly lost to view,” Clark continued, “but they saw it again when after rounding a curb they found themselves on a straight stretch of two-lane road on Highway FM 1485. This time it was approaching them, floating above the road at less than treetop height and belching flames from its bottom. Cash and the Landrums were only about 130 feet from the object.”
Landrum told Cash to stop the car, fearing they would get burned if they got too close. However, as a born again Christian, she quickly reinterpreted the object as a sign of the Second Coming of Jesus. She even told Colby that the light was Jesus and would do them no harm.
Meanwhile, it was impossible to simply drive away because the road was narrow and the shoulders soggy. Betty Cash, who was driving, knew that the car would get stuck if she tried to turn around. Since there was no other traffic on the lonesome stretch of road, she stepped out of the car, as did Vickie Landrum. Vickie returned to the car as soon as she heard Colby screaming in fear.
“The object, intensely bright and a dull metallic color,” writes Clark, “was shaped like a huge upright diamond, about the size of the Dayton water tower, with its top and bottom cut off so that they were flat rather than pointed. Small blue lights ringed the center and periodically, over the next few minutes, flames shot out of the bottom, flaring outward, creating the effect of a large cone. Every time the fire dissipated, the UFO floated a few feet downwards toward the road. But when the flames blasted out again, the object rose about the same distance. The witnesses said the heat was strong enough to make the car’s metal body painful to touch.”
The object then moved to a point higher in the sky. As it ascended over the treetops, the witnesses claimed that a group of helicopters approached the object and surrounded it in a tight formation. Cash and Landrum counted 23 helicopters and later identified some of them as tandem-rotor CH-47 Chinooks, routinely used by military forces worldwide.
The UFO and the helicopters were then “lost to view,” according to Clark, and the three resumed their journey. The whole incident had taken 20 minutes.
But what followed for Cash and the Landrums after their return home was unexpected sickness and misery.
Cash began to suffer a headache and nausea that would not go away, and large knots formed on her neck and scalp. Soon they became blisters. Also, her skin was reddening and her eyes swelled. She threw up repeatedly and experienced severe diarrhea. The Landrums were experiencing similar symptoms, though not as intensely.
Cash’s friends soon feared she was near death because she had lapsed into near-unconsciousness. She was taken to the emergency room at Parkway Hospital on January 3, 1981. She could not walk and had lost large patches of skin and clumps of hair. The Landrums improved slightly, though the sores on their skin and the damage to their eyes persisted. Vickie suffered periodic sickness over the next few years and Colby had problems with chronic illness, sores and hair loss.
“A radiologist who reviewed the victims’ medical records for the Mutual UFO Network,” writes Clark, “concluded ‘We have strong evidence that these patients have suffered damage secondary to ionizing radiation. It is also possible that there was an infrared or ultraviolet component as well.’”
Cash and Landrum undertook a long and frustrating campaign to get compensation for their injuries from the government but were unable to prove that either the diamond-shaped craft or the military helicopters were the property of any governmental or military entity.
Cash died at the age of 71 on December 29, 1998, eighteen years to the day after her close encounter.
Landrum died September 12, 2007, seven days before her 84th birthday.
THE TIP OF THE PROVERBIAL ICEBERG
The foregoing has been just the tip of the iceberg in terms of chronicling the cases that demonstrate the negative aspects of the UFO and alien phenomenon, and Beckley has gathered a selection of writers to cover the subject thoroughly and objectively.
The hostile aliens attack us even with noxious smells and odors, as Tim R. Swartz explains in one chapter. A writer using the pseudonym Hercules Invictus gives an overview of the wicked among the Greek gods on Olympus, while Hispanic writer Scott Corrales covers the evil aliens and their intrusions into the Spanish-speaking regions of the Americas. Allen Greenfield recounts folkloric encounters with fairies that seem suspiciously like meetings with the ubiquitous diminutive gray aliens.
No one wants to abandon the cherished idea that the aliens are potentially here to save us from ourselves. But, as this book’s back cover claims, there is irrefutable proof that UFOs could be perilous to your health, your well-being, and even your life – and in an extreme case scenario could doom all of humanity. Because of the frightening nature of its fully-documented findings, this may well be the most startling book you will ever read on the subject of UFOs. Hundreds of alarming cases are detailed here – and it is evident that there is no place to hide.
Source: Spectral Vision
- LOOK, UP IN THE SKY DEPARTMENT -
London is the Capital of UFO Sightings in the UK
LONDON is the UFO capital of the UK with THREE times more sightings than any other town or city.
New statistics show that 336 UFO incidents have been officially reported there since 2001 - with a host of celebs including David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Prince Philip among the believers.
Manchester is the second with 110 close encounters while there were 79 in Birmingham and 56 in Liverpool.
North of the border Glasgow topped the list with 69 and Cardiff logged 35 reports.
Overall the UK is the third highest in the world for UFO sightings with 5,234 reports in the past 16 years.
The US has had the most sightings with 139,876 - the equivalent of one report every hour.
Canada is second with 5,780.
Mexico had 607 and India 574.
New York based journalist Cheryl Costa revealed the latest figures after reports flooded into the Mutual UFO Network - the world’s biggest civilian UFO group - and the National UFO Reporting Centre.
Many could be explained as aircraft misidentifications or natural phenomena but around five per cent remain unsolved and defy explanation.
She said: "Top investigators with MUFON tell me about 5 per cent of annual reported UFO sightings fall in this mysterious unknown category.
"Percentage wise that means nationally we have about 500 of these mysterious unknown events yearly, with an average of about 40 per month.
"That's a big deal.”
Top British UFO hunter Philip Mantle, former director of investigations for the British UFO Research Association, receives reports on a daily basis - some dating back decades.
Philip, 60, of Pontefract, West Yorks, said: “UFO reports in the UK have been coming in at a steady rate compared to other years.
“The peak in UFO sightings is usually at the end of autumn.
"Why this is no one knows.
“The witnesses to these events are usually encouraged to report an old UFO sighting when they see something else.
“I personally have received, this year, a mixture of old and new UFO reports.
“Most of the reports that have landed in my office have come from the north-east of England during February and March. Why these are, again, no one knows.
“The oldest report that I've personally received dates back to 1955 from Batley in West Yorkshire."
Cheryl reckons the best time to see a UFO is on a Saturday - by the seaside or a lake.
She added: “People ask me all the time how they can see UFOs, I tell them to turn off their phones and stop yakking.
“Five per cent of people filing a UFO report neglect to enter the city where it was seen.
Another thing we discovered is the vast amount of UFO sightings are around great lakes and sea coasts.
“Saturday is the top day of the week for sightings. And drugged and drunk people don’t fill out UFO reports."
Eastenders hardman Danny Dyer once made a documentary on BBC3 called 'Danny Dyer: I believe in UFOs' in which he referred to aliens as "that mob up there”.
Shaun Ryder, lead singer of the Happy Mondays, made his own documentary and wrote a book about UFOs called 'What Planet am I on?'.
He travelled around the UK, America and South America in his quest for the truth.
Paul O'Grady recently admitted he spotted several UFOs hovering over his house in Kent.
The Blind Date host told his Radio 2 listeners he was "terrified" of waking up to be greeted by alien beings.
And 80s singer Kim Wilde claims she saw a UFO in 2009 over her garden which inspired her pop comeback with her new album Here Comes the Aliens.
Source: The Sun
- THEY WILL THINK IT IS FLYING SAUCERS DEPARTMENT -
Aliens: Us From A Future Time?
By Nick Redfern
Just about everyone has heard of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), but what about Unidentified Future Objects? Alien encounters have been reported for decades. If there is one thing that the aliens are keen to tell us and have us believe, it’s that they originate on other worlds. But, are they being truthful with us? Might they really be time-travelers? In H.G. Wells’ classic novel of 1895, The Time Machine, an adventurous Londoner heads off into a dark future, where he clashes with cave-dwelling monsters, explores ruined cities and witnesses the final moments of life on Earth. In the 1968 movie, Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston’s character, Taylor, an American astronaut, arrives on a nightmarish world run by a race of talking apes. Only at the film’s climax, as he stumbles upon the remains of the Statue of Liberty, does Taylor realize with horror that he has not set foot on some far-off planet, after all. Rather, he is home, 2,000 years in the future and after a worldwide holocaust has destroyed human civilization.
Then there is Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, who in the 1985 Hollywood comedy blockbuster, Back to the Future, travels through time to 1955. On doing so, he almost makes out with his then-teenage mom, comes perilously close to wiping out his own existence as a result of his time-traveling antics, and in single-handed fashion invents rock ‘n’ roll. And let’s not forget Bruce Willis in 1995’s 12 Monkeys. At least as far as mega-bucks movies and literary classics are concerned, the theme of time-travel is a spectacularly successful one. But what of the real world? Are time-travelers really among us? Is there a direct connection between the world of time-travel and that of UFOs?
Why is it that our “aliens” conveniently speak our languages? How is it that, with no trouble at all, they can they breathe our atmosphere? Why do they abduct us and use us in bizarre genetic experiments? Surely we are not physically and genetically compatible with creatures from faraway solar-systems? They assure us that we are indeed compatible. It all sounds far too convenient and carefully stage-managed. Maybe that’s because they are not from faraway worlds, after all. Perhaps, they are from right here, on Earth. Not our Earth (so to speak), but the Earth of the future; the distant future. An Earth that is in ruins and at a time when the Human Race is perilously close to extinction.
They travel into their distant past – our present – and engage in clandestine programs to reap DNA, cells, sperm and eggs as a means to try and save what is left of us, thousands of years from now. Keenly aware of the fact that the people of the 20th and 21st century held deep beliefs with regard to the concept of extraterrestrial life, they chose to adopt the guises of the alien things we believe in, as a means to camouflage their real identities. Could that be the shocking truth?
Formerly of the U.S. Air Force, and one of the key military players in the famous UFO encounter at Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England in December 1980, Sergeant Jim Penniston – in 1994 – underwent hypnotic regression, as part of an attempt to try and recall deeply buried data relative to what occurred to him during one of Britain’s closest encounters. Very interestingly, and while under hypnosis, Penniston stated that our presumed aliens are, in reality, visitors from a far-flung future. That future, Penniston added, is very dark, in infinitely deep trouble, polluted and where the Human Race is overwhelmingly blighted by reproductive problems. The answer to those same, massive problems, Penniston was told by the entities he met in the woods, is that they travel into the distant past – to our present day – to secure sperm, eggs and chromosomes, all as part of an effort to try and ensure the continuation of the severely waning Human Race of tomorrow.
“Time travel is not theoretically possible, for if it was they’d already be here telling us about it,” British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking famously said. And even if time-travel did one day become a possibility, it would be beset by major problems, claimed Hawking: “Suppose it were possible to go off in a rocket ship, and come back before you set off. What would stop you blowing up the rocket on its launch pad, or otherwise preventing you from setting out in the first place?”
Not everyone agrees with Hawking. One possible way of traveling through time is via what are known in physics as wormholes, a term coined in 1957 by theoretical physicist John Wheeler. The wormhole is basically a shortcut through both space and time; and although firm evidence for the existence of these so-called “time-tunnels” has not yet been firmly proven, they do not fall outside of the boundaries presented in Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Then, there is the matter of the sinister Men in Black. They are perceived by UFO researchers as human-looking alien creatures or government agents, whose secret role it is to silence UFO witnesses, something that history has shown they are very good at. Maybe, though, the MIB are not the bad guys, after all. Perhaps they are “time-cops,” working to ensure that UFO witnesses don’t get too close to the truth – namely, the time-travel angle. After all, just about everything about the MIB is out of time. They almost always wear 1950s-era black suits. Their mode of transport – old-time Cadillac cars – is out of time, too. They have even asked witnesses, on more than a few occasions: “What time is it?”
Maybe they’re actually asking what year they’re in. Or even which century. Perhaps, in the distant future, little is known of our time. Maybe we destroyed ourselves and, as a consequence, the people of the future are tasked with repairing the planet and doing their utmost to save what is left of our species. Possibly, they have limited knowledge of our culture and even our fashions, apart from what they know from the pages of aging, crumbling old magazines from the 1950s. So, they adopt the attire they assume will allow them to blend in with the people of the 21st century, when, in reality, it’s the exact opposite. The MIB stand out like a sore thumb. Or, like a man out of time.
Paranormal researcher Joshua P. Warren comments on this link between time-travel and the Men in Black: “It could be that the Men in Black follow all this UFO stuff around; that’s their job. Not that they are causing these things to happen, but they’re alerted to it when there’s a dangerous timeline issue that needs to be corrected. They’re not necessarily the bad-guys at all; they might be doing damage control, and maybe that includes warning and silencing witnesses to protect the time-travel secret. They might be weird, and they might look weird, but their overall mission may be just to keep order and protect the timelines.”
Of course, we need to remain grounded on all of this. So far, there is no definitive proof whatsoever that we have (or have ever had) time-travelers in our midst. And, there’s no evidence that UFOs are really time-machines. So, in other words, everything is very much theoretical and speculative – and just about nothing else. But, it doesn’t hurt to speculate!
Source: Mysterious Universe
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- IT HAS TO BE A FAERIE DEPARTMENT -
The Faerie Changeling Phenomenon
By Neil Rushton
“Come away, O human child.
To the waters and the wild,
With a faerie hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”
WB Yeats, The Stolen Child
The worldwide stories of faerie changelings come under a group of folklore motifs recorded in the Aarne-Thompson index as F321: ‘Faerie steals child from cradle and leaves faerie substitute.’ The basic premise of these motifs is that the faeries, through supernatural means, are capable of abducting babies from humans, while replacing them with one of their own, usually a wizened old faerie who would proceed to eat and drink voraciously, and maintain a surly silence. With external advice the parents are usually advised of how to rid themselves of the changeling and restore their own baby from the faeries. The ruse is carried through and (usually) works. There are many variations on the story, but the Brother’s Grimm summed up in concise form the main components of a typical changeling story from mid 19th-century Germany:
“A mother had her child taken from the cradle by elves. In its place they laid a changeling with a thick head and staring eyes who would do nothing but eat and drink. In distress she went to a neighbour and asked for advice. The neighbour told her to carry the changeling into the kitchen, set it on the hearth, make a fire, and boil water in two eggshells. That should make the changeling laugh, and if he laughs it will be all over with him. The woman did everything just as her neighbour said. When she placed the eggshells filled with water over the fire, the changeling said:
‘Now I am as old
As the Wester Wood,
But have never seen anyone cooking in shells!’
And he began laughing about it. When he laughed, a band of little elves suddenly appeared. They brought the rightful child, set it on the hearth, and took the changeling away.”
A common variation on this plot would be for the changeling to be threatened with (or sometimes given) a roasting over the fire, which was usually enough for them to reveal themselves and thereby break the spell. This basic story type can be found in folklore throughout the world, suggesting that the culturally embedded motifs represented by the stories had great importance to the people who propagated them. Changelings certainly abound in Scottish folklore. Kim McNamara-Wilson recounts a story collected by JF Campbell and first published in 1862 in his Popular Tales of the West Highlands:
“One story speaks of a smith, father to a healthy and happy thirteen year old boy on the Isle of Islay. One day, the boy mysteriously fell ill and his condition and temperament continued to worsen tenfold each day. Though his appetite increased at the same rate, he was in fact rapidly losing weight. In misery, the father confided in a very wise and respected old man in the town. The old man told him that most likely the boy had been taken by the Daoine Sith, and they had left a Sibhreach in his place. Distraught, the father wondered if he’d ever see his son again. The old man instructed him to take several broken eggshells and fill them with water, then place them carefully around the hearth in the boy’s room. He did so, and within no time, the boy was jumping from his bed in a fit of laughter shouting, “I’ve been alive 800 years and have never seen the likes of this!” Hearing that, the father pushed the Changeling into the fire, and it shot up the chimney. The real boy was spit out from the Faerie mound nearby at that very moment, and the father and son were soon after reunited.”
While most of these folkloric changeling stories were first collected and published in the 19th century, the changeling motif extends back into the Middle Ages. In the recent publication Elf Queens and Holy Friars, Richard Green demonstrates that the changeling story was a cultural mainstay by at least the 12th century. In the early 13th century, William of Auvergne goes into some detail describing the ‘ignorant people’s’ belief in faerie changelings: “They say they are skinny and always wailing, and such milk-drinkers that four nurses do not supply a sufficient quantity of milk to feed one. These appeared to have remained with their nurses for many years, and afterwards to have flown away, or rather vanished.” He was not alone, amongst medieval chroniclers, to discuss the phenomenon with the implicit suggestion that the belief was a given reality amongst the rural population. But William, and the literate class of which he was a part, would usually use the changeling stories as demonstrations of the uneducated people’s foolish beliefs, and their need to swap their faerie-tales for the orthodox Christian position, which stated that such malevolent acts were the work of the Devil alone.
But Richard Green delves a bit deeper into the medieval record to find a widespread vernacular tradition of faerie changelings. He focuses on the surviving texts of medieval mystery plays, to show that the language of the changeling motif was fully integrated into the culture, down to the town and village level, where many mystery plays were performed. Many faerie themes found their way into the plays, including stories of changelings. In the Chester Cycle of mystery plays from the 15th century, the character of King Herod is even invoked to call Christ: “That elfe and vile changeling.” The mystery plays were always places where subversive ideas could be expressed in theatrical form against the Church and state. They give us an opportunity to understand how the vernacular population viewed folktale motifs, performed to them as representations of commonly understood beliefs, such as the changeling stories. The inclusion of faerie changelings as a natural part of many of the plays, might suggest that there was a genuine and general belief in them, in direct contradistinction to Church doctrine.
These beliefs seem to have been maintained as an oral tradition at various levels through time and across geographical area until, by the time they came to be collected and recorded in the 19th century, the changeling stories were told almost exclusively as having happened during previous generations or at an indistinct time in the past. Unlike many folkloric faerie motifs, they have not continued to be incorporated into the setting of contemporary stories beyond the early 20th century. So, on the assumption that the changeling phenomenon was culturally important through the Middle Ages to the 20th century; where did it come from, why was it popularised, and why did the belief end so definitively, whilst other faerie beliefs continued? Maybe even more importantly; what does the phenomenon mean?
The Meaning of the Faerie Changeling Phenomenon
When folklorist/anthropologist WY Evans-Wentz was collecting the faerie folklore of the Celtic countries, at the beginning of the 20th century, he included several changeling stories, which incorporated the usual components of human babies being stolen from their cradles and replaced with grizled old faeries, who were nonetheless human enough to fool the parents. At this time, one of the favourite interpretations for the motif was that it was a folk-memory of an indigenous pre-Celtic race of people, who, once pushed into liminal environmental areas by the incomers, would steal Celtic babies, and perhaps even replace them with their own dead or dying. Time has turned this race into faeries; their exploits remembered only in folklore. Evans-Wentz agreed with this interpretation to an extent, and it does give a physicality to the changeling folktales, which might explain their longevity. But there is no evidence for the stories of this potential historical reality being continued over such a long timespan through folklore. And much of the changeling folklore is very evidently meant to represent the contemporary culture producing the stories.
The general current academic consensus sees the phenomenon as an articulation through folklore of a need to understand infant sickness and death. In pre-industrial societies infant mortality was high, and until you survived through to about five years of age, your life-expectancy remained low. In rural subsistence economies an ill or infirm baby would have been a substantial burden on a family. John Lindow has recently discussed the socio-cultural pressures underlying the changeling phenomenon. He suggests that they were stories that were based around the reality of not having enough food, and trying to integrate a sick or disabled child into the household. He notes, correctly, that the rituals to reverse the changeling swap always involve food and its preparation, drawing the conclusion that: “The changeling was an extra mouth to feed, while at the same time, his illness deprived the household of a worker. In that sense the illness indeed made an exchange: a positive productive worker for an unproductive dependent. Legends of changelings mapped that unarticulated exchange onto the articulated exchange of a supernatural being.”
This attempt to explain the injustice of infant sickness through the introduction of a supernatural element into the folklore may well help us understand the deeper meanings of the stories. The Christian explanation for infant sickness and death was not enough and at the vernacular level, people sought and created a certain type of story, with defined motifs that would help to explain why children might be infirm, and the pressures it put on a family, especially in a subsistence economy. Unfortunately, many of the changeling stories include some radical solutions for dispatching the faerie and securing the return of the human baby. This frequently involves throwing them on fires, exposing them on hillsides or drowning. Sometimes the threat of these sanctions is enough to get the desired result, but there is usually some viciousness in the stories, at the expense of the changeling. And this brings us back to the actual belief in faerie changelings.
Whatever the merits of the hypotheses of folklore acting as an articulator of social and cultural pressures, it was certainly the case that until the 19th century any distinction between allegory and reality was blurred in the minds of the (mostly) rural populations who told and listened to the stories. And this meant that if a faerie changeling was suspected, then there was a possibility that it might be treated in the same way recommended in the stories. The court records of Gotland, Sweden, for 1690, document one of the rare cases brought to court. A man and woman were placed on trial for having left a ten-year-old changeling — a sickly child who was not growing properly — on a manure pile overnight on Christmas Eve, hoping that the faeries who had made the exchange some years earlier would now return their rightful son. The child died of exposure. This might be seen as the parents being punished for the infanticide of an infirm child, or the trial of an innocent couple who believed fully in the efficacy of what they were doing, based on a wealth of folktales that were told in their communities every day. There are enough further similar cases of parents making real the recommendations of the changeling stories to account for and deal with infirm children, for us to recognise that the consensus reality of rural populations in pre-industrial societies was heavily influenced by the folk tales they told and heard throughout their lives. And allowing the faeries to play the metaphysical villains in changeling stories as well as in real life, offered explanations for child illness and practical options for what could be done about it.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the changeling motif was mostly relegated to the folklore of what happened in the past, but which doesn’t happen anymore. Improved hygiene and greater access to medicine, raised life-expectancy in rural populations and lowered child infirmity. At the same time the development of universal education ensured the new scientific view of child infirmity and disease replaced many of the folk beliefs that had previously attempted to explain why children became ill, and what could be done about it. But the deeper meaning of changeling folklore remains. At its roots it offered psychological therapy through storytelling to people who were in difficult situations due to a child’s infirmity. The faeries acted as the supernatural agency to explain traumatic experiences that were otherwise unexplainable. It is this supernatural quality to the changeling stories that allowed their long existence in folklore, and which gives us a vivid insight into the consensus reality of the past.
In many ways, the changeling phenomenon differs from the main body of faerie folklore and anecdotal evidence. As investigated in many posts on this site, the faeries are often encountered as metaphysical entities, frequently when the human interaction is facilitated through some type of altered state of consciousness. Such interactions appear to suggest that the faeries are non-physical, and that immersion into their world involves the human participants operating beyond material reality to interface with them. But faerie changelings are required to be fully embedded into consensus reality. This confluence seems easier to explain via a transpersonal, psychological interpretation, where the concept of the faeries interfering in the material world is used to resolve traumatic circumstances that appear to defy rational explanation. And unlike many manifestations of the faeries, which continue in great number to the present day, the changeling phenomenon has been consigned to the folkloric past. However, like all faerie folklore, the changeling stories do give us an invaluable insight into the modus operandi of these metaphysical beings, who seem to comport themselves at the periphery of consciousness, where their Otherworld can imbricate ours when certain conditions are met.
Source: Dead But Dreaming
- PHANTOMS WITH BENEFITS DEPARTMENT -
Sex With A Ghost Can Be Quite Spirited
In the 1981 horror movie “The Entity,” Barbara Hershey’s character, Carla Moran, is repeatedly assaulted by a sex-hungry ghost that invades her Los Angeles home and plunges her into a nightmarish world full of paranormal hanky-panky.
At the time of its release, the movie was banned for its overly sensational sexual aspects, which included a spectacular shot of Hershey’s breasts pulsating rhythmically, as if being fondled by unseen spectral hands.
Compared to alleged real-life sexual encounters with ghosts, however, “The Entity” is pretty tame.
In 2001, the BBC reported on wild rumors flying around the islands of Zanzibar that a sexually voracious ghost, known locally as “Popo Bawa,” was invading people’s homes in the middle of the night and sodomizing them. Not fun.
For some, however, including the late model, pole-dancer and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith, sex with spirits was hot stuff, indeed.
In 2004, for example, Smith revealed to FHM magazine that: “A ghost would crawl up my leg and have sex with me at an apartment a long time ago in Texas. I used to think it was my boyfriend, then one day I woke up and found it wasn’t.”
At first, said the tragic blonde, she was terrified by the experience; however, when the sex became “amazing,” she quickly embraced the touch of her spectral stud-muffin.
And while most of us might be surprised to learn that the afterlife is packed with hot and horny spooks whose idea of entertainment is to invade our bedrooms in the middle of the night and engage in a bit of phantom fun, for professional ghost-hunter and paranormal expert Joshua P. Warren it’s all in a day’s work.
Warren is the author of numerous successful books on ghostly tales, including “Pet Ghosts,” “How to Hunt Ghosts,” “Plausible Ghosts” and “Haunted Asheville” – the latter being a study of paranormal activity in his hometown of Asheville, N.C.
“I’ve investigated six or seven cases of people claiming to have had sex with ghosts. All but one centered on women,” Warren says. “None of the women actually wanted the activity; but the one guy I spoke with was like: ‘Oh, yeah, I love this!’”
As Warren explains, your average ghost is a pretty discernible soul and tends to focus almost exclusively on hot babes: “The women who describe this are primarily attractive, young women. In the cases I’ve investigated, they ranged in age from early twenties to about 40.”
He continues: “Mainly, it’s male ghosts having sex with females. I’ve tried to find cases of ghostly girl-on-girl sex, but unfortunately I’m still looking.”
The full-time ghost hunter reveals one of the more harrowing cases from his files.
“This is a very typical one: a young, attractive blonde woman told me how she had moved into an alleged haunted house and began to see the silhouette of a large man moving around the rooms.
“Then, after a while, she began to experience what she thought at first were very vivid, sexual dreams. She started dreaming that a large, powerful presence was on top of her and that it was undressing her. There was sexual activity, always in the missionary position; and she would wake in the morning covered in bruises and scratches.”
Warren undoubtedly became the envy of all his ghost-hunting buddies in his League of Energy Materialization and Unexplained Phenomena Research group (LEMUR), when, in his own words, the girl “asked me if I wanted to see her inner thighs and private areas.”
Despite the temptation, Warren says in deadpan fashion: “I felt I might be overstepping my boundaries as a paranormal investigator if I agreed to examine her vagina.”
Somewhat harrowing encounters aside, what of those cases where the participant found the experience to be pleasurable?
“The only person I’ve ever interviewed who claims to have enjoyed sex with a ghost is a man. Men don’t seem to report their experiences as much though – maybe they blow it off as a wet-dream,” Warren says.
“He was in his mid-to-late 30s and was a person who had been actively studying the paranormal for a long time. He felt he had exposed himself to a lot of ghostly activity and that something may have followed him from the other side.”
According to the man’s story, Warren elaborates: “The first time this happened, he woke up in the middle of night to see a tangible form with long hair above him, giving him oral sex. Like many people, the first time it happened, he thought it was just a dream.
“But, eventually, he could go into his bedroom and speak to the entity and say something like: ‘I’m open to having an intimate encounter tonight. I’ll be naked here tonight, so if you want it, come and get it.’”
But for the most bizarre story of all that Warren has personally investigated, we have to turn our attention to the case of the “ghostly werewolf.”
He says: “This story blew my mind. It came from a woman whose property was being haunted by wolf-like animals. She went to sleep one night and woke up in the middle of the night. Standing next to her was this huge, ghostly wolf-man-type figure.
“It was large, tall, and had a big, erect penis. Well, she was instantly horrified; and when she locked eyes with him, she was petrified and couldn’t move. She told me the wolf-being said to her, in a distinct gruff voice: ‘Suck on this.’ She quickly rolled over and hid under the covers, with her heart pounding. She thought the covers would be ripped away from her and she would become his little sex toy. But he quickly vanished from the room.”
Warren has an interesting theory to account for such stories: “I’ve always wondered if these things could be energy vampires – not necessarily men or women at all, but more like incubi and succubi creatures that have been reported for thousands of years. Whereas we might eat meat and vegetables for energy, they are paranormal creatures that come into your room in the middle of the night and take energy via sex.”
As Warren notes, one of the biggest challenges facing an investigator of this particular controversy is trying to convince the victims to discuss their experiences.
“This is one of the most complex and obscure areas of paranormal research. And the reluctance that many people have about speaking with us is purely and simply due to the stigma surrounding a discussion of personal sexuality.”
And not without some justification, he adds: “You can imagine how difficult it would be for an attractive young woman to pull down her skirt and panties and show a room full of geeky paranormal investigators her vagina.”
But how would Warren himself respond if he came face to face with a she-ghost demanding sexual satisfaction?
“Well, it would depend on how she looked. But given my keen interest in the subject, I would have to go with the experience – purely in the interests of research, of course. If the day comes, I hope she’ll be a hot woman.”
Source: The Naughty American
- ELEMENTAL CREATURES RUN AMUCK DEPARTMENT -
Children Report Seeing Dwarves in School
Jaime Licauco writes:
Philippines: Several days before I flew to Iloilo to gather materials for a book on dwarves commissioned by Rex Publishing Co., the Iloilo newspaper The Guardian, issue of Jan. 17-18, reported sightings by children of dwarves in their school premises. The first incident occurred in Guimbal Elementary School and the second in Rizal Elementary School, Brgy. Rizal Estanzuela. I decided to visit Rizal Elementary School because the encounter, as reported by the newspaper, involved important physical details I was looking for.
The following are excerpts from the story by Francis Allan L. Angelo: "The dwarf apparition occurred around 9:15 a.m. yesterday inside the grounds of the said school. Carol, one of the first students to see the dwarves, said the creatures wore yellow and blue clothes. Dwarves were no more than an inch in height. She also claimed talking to two of the creatures whose names were Wendy and Wenden. Carol said the dwarves were just trying to help them clean the school and wanted to befriend them.
"However, one of the students, a certain Ken, whipped one of the older dwarves with a coconut rib. The attack caused a wound on the thighs of the said dwarf. Suddenly, Ken fell to the ground and lost consciousness. He was revived by his teachers and was brought to a quack doctor for consultation. Carol said the dwarves retaliated on Ken for harming one of the creatures."
Our subsequent investigation of the incident showed the newspaper report to be not entirely accurate. The following was what really happened, as gathered from first-hand witnesses we interviewed:
Grade 4 faculty adviser Hermie Orieno asked her students to clean the grounds. As the students cleaned around an acacia, some of them saw two dwarves in green and blue clothes near the trunk of the tree. Later, other students also saw dwarves in nearby shrubs.
The dwarves talked to the children and said their names were Wendy and Wendell. They asked the children not to hurt them because they didn't mean them harm. In fact, they helped the children clean the place.
As other children like Divine Grace Castillo, 9; Myrna Salaver, 9; Charmaine Clarin, 10; and Sandy approached, they also saw the dwarves. Sandy even gave them a biscuit, which the dwarves ate. The children saw the biscuit become smaller as the dwarves ate.
Then came Kent Grey, 10, who couldn't see the dwarves. He was angry that the others could see them but he could not. In his frustration, he got a stick, asked the girls where the dwarves were. He started hitting the ground with the stick, accidentally hitting one of the dwarves, breaking his leg. When the children saw what happened to the dwarf, they reported to Ms Orieno. She rushed out and also could not see the dwarf.
Then one of the girls said, "Do you see this leaf here that is moving while the rest of the leaves are not?" Ms Orieno said yes. "That's because one of the dwarves is right now hanging in there and moving it," the student said.
Kent, in the meantime, was brought by his parents to an albulario ("quack doctor" should not be used) to prevent him from being harmed by the dwarf. The albulario said Kent was out of danger. Kent told us he never became unconscious as reported by The Guardian. The teacher also confirmed nothing of the sort happened.
According to Ms Orieno, almost half of her class saw the dwarves. Some students in another section also did. The dwarves were described as wearing pointed hats and colorful clothes of blue, green and red. The children also saw a mother dwarf with a male child. She wore a red dress.
According to Sandy, who seemed to be the one who saw the creatures most clearly, there were at first only two dwarves. After Kent hit one of them and it fell to the ground, others came out of hiding and surrounded the victim. Their master, who had a long beard and wore black clothes, was very angry.
Ms Orieno, although she could not see anything, apologized to the dwarves for what happened and asked not to retaliate because Kent could not see them. Charmaine, who saw what happened, cried when she saw the other dwarves crying.
The dwarves told the girls not to tell others that they saw them. They didn't explain why. Other children we talked to, especially the boys, said they also saw angels coming down from the sky. They described the creatures as beautiful, with wings and very curly hair reaching down their shoulders. The angels were naked except for a piece of cloth covering their hips down. They said nothing to the children, who estimated their size to be three feet. I guess they saw fairies.
The existence of elementals or nature spirits, such as dwarves and fairies, cannot be denied just because most people cannot see them. Belief in such creatures is universal. They are called by different names in various parts of the world.
Of course, there will always be skeptics. The reporters, for example, asked a tricycle driver near the school, who said, "I've been staying here for a long time, but I have never seen a dwarf." This only proves to me that he cannot see dwarves or nature spirits. That does not mean the students could not see them, either.
- CREEPY OR WHAT DEPARTMENT -
Okiku – The Doll That Allegedly Grows Human Hair
Okiku, aka “The Haunted Doll of Hokkaido” is a creepy old Japanese doll residing at a temple in Iwamizawa Temple that allegedly grows human hair. Obviously, it’s also said to be haunted by the spirit of a little girl.
There are various legends regarding Okiku, but the most popular one speaks of a traditional Japanese doll bought by Eikichi Suzuki, a seventeen-year-old boy from Hokkaido, who bought it for his little sister, in 1918. It is said that the tree-year-old girl, called Kikuko, loved the doll very much, took it everywhere with her, and slept with it every night. But, as is often the case in these creepy legends, young Kikuko died one day after catching a cold, and that’s when things started getting strange.
The girl’s family kept the doll she loved so much, placed in a small shrine for remembrance. They named it “Okiku’, after their lost daughter, and started praying to it. At one point they noticed something very unusual – the doll, which had an ‘okappa’ hair style (cropped at around jawline length and with a small fringe over the forehead), now had noticeably longer hair. They took this as a sign that the doll was haunted by Kikuko’s spirit.
In 1938, Kikuko’s family decided to move from Hokkaido, only instead of taking their daughter’s doll with them, they agreed that it would be best for it to remain on the island. So they entrusted it to the monks at Mannenji Temple, and shared with them its creepy secret. Okiku has been residing at the temple ever since, and people often come to see its legendary human hair for themselves, but they are not allowed to photograph it.
Nowadays, Okiku has long hair flowing down all the way to its knees. It would probably be a lot longer, but the monks make sure to trim it from time to time. That’s a dangerous thing to do to a haunted doll, but Grape reports that one of the monks started doing it after having a dream of Okiku asking him to do it. Nobody has been able to explain why the doll’s hair keeps growing.
Some sources also claim that a scientific examination of the doll revealed that its hair is indeed that of a human child, although I have yet to find any evidence of that. Even more ludicrous is the claim that if you get close enough to Okiku and look into its half-open mouth, you can see its growing teeth…
Okiku’s story has inspired numerous novels, films and traditional Kabuki plays, some of which have added even creepier elements, like the doll giggling, wailing or moving around.
So if you’re ever on Japan’s Hokkaido island and want to get stared at by a haunted doll with beady black eyes, head over to Mannenji Temple to meet Okiku, the famous Haunted Doll of Hokkaido.
Source: Oddity Central
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