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3. Helping people or sites that are being affected by these situations
4. Seek personal and spiritual improvement through knowledge and spiritual help to anyone who may need it.
5. Educate people so they know about the subject and do not be victims of scams
6. Research by the scientific method
7. Fight against witchcraft, witchcraft, black magic and santeria.
8. Helping people or sites that are being affected by these situations
9. Seek personal and spiritual improvement through knowledge and spiritual help to anyone who may need it.
10. Educate people so they know about the subject and do not be victims of scams
The “Kongamato” of Africa
By Katie Snow
Deep within the wilds of central east Africa there lies a creature called the Kongamato.
The large beaked flying bird with lizard like skin with membranous wings creature gained notarity
in 1932. This is when explore Frank Welland described it in his literary works “Witchbound Africa”
stating it is a reddish bat like creature with leathery wings totally devoid of any features with a wing
span of five or more feet, and with teeth in its huge beak.
It looks very much like a pterodactyl when a picture is shown to eyewitnesses. The evidence
for this is the fact that the natives can describe it to such detail and accuracy even when unprompted.
The natives consider it a demon also known as a Mulombe, a very awful thing which is much worse then anything
that haunts these vast african lands. Mr. Welland states in his book that if ever this creature could thrive,
a reptil type bird such as this could thrive in this land.
The Kaonde people of the North-Western Province used to carry charms called “muchi wa Kongamato” to protect
them at certain river crossings from the Kongamato”. In the 1920’s, Headman Kanyinga from the Jiwundu Swamp
area near the Zairean border instantly identified as Kongamato a picture of a pterodactyl. Nevertheless,
as recently as 1958, the science journalist Maurice Burton wrote in the Illustrated London News in 1958
that there had been several reports form Africa of a pterodactyl-like creature, with speculation that
the Bangweulu Swamps might be one of its habitats. He pointed out that off the coast of Africa,
the coelacanth, a deep sea contemporary of the pterodactyl, had been caught by fisherman…”
(Hobson, Dick, Tales of Zambia, 1996)
source – genesis park – exhibits – evidence – cryptozoology
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|Location||Torquay, Devon, UK
|Social gathering every Monday to discuss paranormal, investigate equipment releases, plan events and discuss previous investigation reports, photos ,videos, evps. Investigations every other Saturday evening at various locations both indoor and outdoor. Our group consists of a sensitive(Lisa), a medium(trance medium also)Steve, a spirit photographer(Annette), an empath(Me- Sarah, I also am responsible for location research. This
information is not shared with the team beforehand therefore any names picked up by Medium and Sensitive can be cross referenced) and 3 skeptics(Rob(Electrical), Grant(Building) and Geoff(Plumbing/Heating)
to debunk where possible.
Gabon by Stephen Russell
Gabon (the Portuguese name of the Kome River) on the west coast of Africa is an independent state, also formally a french territory.
The country itself has diverse religious beliefs from Christianity, Bwiti to Animism and Islam. At least 5% of the population are considered Atheist in their beliefs. Raconteurs, who are story tellers, are working to keep the oral tradition of local folklore’s and legends alive within the culture.
The masks in Gabon culture, are designed for different beliefs in ceremonies depending on which tribe creates them. Made out of rare wood, or precious metals, they are internationally celebrated for there meanings and design. The masks are generally used in ceremonies such as births, weddings, or funerals. The Panu masks have their own use
of warding off evil spirits and witches. The concepts of life or death are very important in the meaning of the masks.
When used in the appropriate rituals set to the coinciding music, the mask transforms a male performer into an ideal feminine beauty or a spiritual being, while the carved white mask depicts a serine woman. As funeral rites are performed after a death, the masks contrast the rigorous stilt dances that are performed at the same time.
Another tribal mask is native to the Ogoou’e river basin in the country .The pun-lumbo mask.They are highly collectible and considered valuable pieces of African art. They are oval shaped with narrow eyes, high eyebrows and small ears. The male masks are considered ugly by the local people, where the females are seen as more attractive they have been linked to female ancestry celebrations and funerary spirit ceremonies.
From The Adze to the Tikoloshe, Africa has it’s share of paranormal activity and a large range of beliefs in Occult as well as those based on cryptids. They are all steeped in legends of the land and told through the generations making them have a stronghold on the regions belief system. The Adze is a legend of the Ewe people of Ghana and it’s close neighbor, Togo.
They believe the Adze is like that of a vampire which takes the form of a firefly, but if you capture one, it will revert to that of a human form. The Ewe people believe once the Adze turns into it’s human form this human like creature may attack and eat your organs. However, they believe when it is in the insect form, the Adze will suck out your blood while your sleeping and spread many forms of disease, which is one of their possible explanations for the huge malarial outbreaks in their country. It seems the Adze prefers that it’s victims are small or young children. They also believe the victim of an Adze will become a witch who will be possessed by the Adze’s spirit when the blood is drained.
This region also holds dear the legend of the Mokèlé-mbèmbé. The Mokèlé-mbèmbé is a cryptid type creature which resembles a dinosaur from the Congo River region. The name means “one who stops the flow of rivers” which is perfect due to it’s large size, much like that of a Brontosaurus. There have been dozens of expeditions trying to find this elusive creature, but all that has come back with the exploration teams are second hand accounts and mysterious footprints. The 1985 Disney film Baby is based on the legend of the Mokèlé-mbèmbé.
Another cryptid this area holds to legend is that of the Gbahali from the country of Liberia. This massive reptilian resembles that of a huge crocodile. Growing up to 30 feet long, this cryptid has a snout shorter than any crocodile’s and longer legs. Although this species is not confirmed by science, it is not considered a legendary monster among Liberian hunters, but a real creature they have caught and eaten. Eye witnesses were shown a picture of the extinct animal Postosuchus, and they recognized it as the Gbahali.
Whether you travel here for business or pleasure, this region has prolific beliefs in it’s legends and generational stories. Many of the crytids could be exaggerated in it’s description, however I myself would be wary to see a Ninka Nanka or a Popawa should I ever travel to these parts of the world and may just be wary of any so called fireflies!
Source – Mental Floss, Nobu Tamura.
The people of Africa who were brought across the Atlantic ocean to work on the sugar and coffee plantations of Dominica from the early 1700’s up until 1807 came from West Africa. It is no wonder with this past that the beliefs of the occult have strong ties on this beautiful island. Currently, the majority of the people of the Dominican Republic claim to be Christian, with over 90% of those claiming Roman Catholicism as their religion.
Dominican Catholicism is an eclectic mix of Roman Catholic traditions and African-rooted religions/ceremonies,or Santeria, and is widespread in the Dominican Republic. But deep in the roots of these islanders lies ties to
Animism. This was original religion brought to Dominica and is the belief that there are many spirits inhabiting the world, which bring good or evil and are associated with the ancestors such as ancestor spirits. This remains
in some form in the obeah, but even in the adaptation to Christianity there is still a great reverence for the dead and the ancestors in the importance of funerals, wakes “nine night” and the annual Fete La Toussaint, to remember
the souls of the dead.
Some still practiced in the different forms of voodoo that survive in Haiti and in the shango of Trinidad and pocomania of Jamaica. Voodoo, for instance originated from Dahomey, based on the worship of the good, poisonless
serpent spirit, Dangbay. The priest or voodun communicates with this spirit and makes Dangbays will known to others.Dances such as the Kalenda, Chica and Voodoo are part of these religious rites where spirit possession accompanied by intense drumming and chants creates this type of worship.
One can imagine with the influx of Christianity that the occult practices of the past are now commingled with the Roman Catholicism that as stated above converted 90% of the island inhabitants. Transformation has taken place over time and voodoo has been exported with the Haitian Diaspora to other cities in North America.
In the tourist enclaves, voodoo ceremonies are presented as floor shows and as such have been stripped of all of their original meaning. However, in the
private circles of those who still practice the old ways the roots of African Occult is still alive and well.
Voice Lab 9
By Katie Snow
The ‘Evil Eye’ & The Dordolec in Albania
The EVIL EYE, you know, the one that brings damage to all your valued possessions! Even your children!
In Albania this is a very real fear and they have just the cure, The “Dordolec”.
This stunning countryside is peppered with garishly dressed dolls and plush toys that they
straegically place throughout their properties and atop rooftops to protect against such curses.
Dordolec in Albanian means doll or scarecrow and they believe by placing this iconic figure it reduces the
danger of the Evil Eye curse that has shown a sudden emergence throughout their country. This is all related
to the ancient superstition of the ‘evil eye’ and the attempt by the superstitious to retain what
Traditionally the Dordolec would have been a figure, in the shape of a human, made out of old clothes stuffed with
straw, and many of these can be seen in your travels there, however, they have added plush animals and toys into the
mix. Though this is through the country as stated above the main concentration of these talismans seem to be in the
village of Tirana. They not only grace the rooftops and gardens but now the fences, fruit tress, vines and balconies
of the homes. Comically enough there seems to be a minimalist movement where you can also see just shirts tied to a pole
or a spiderman attached to a vacant building.
The idea of the dordolec is not to frighten away people as the scarecrow ‘frightens’ birds, it’s more complex than that.
The idea is the passer-by ‘fixates’ on the dordolec and in that way doesn’t covet the property on which it’s attached,
it’s there to prevent envy which might lead to someone taking action to acquire that particular piece of wealth. It’s
there to help reinforce one of the strictures of the Ten Commandments, the one about coveting your neighbor’s house,
wife, servants or ox. However, there is no direct correlation between this superstition and religious beliefs.
In Albania such beliefs can be found in all religious communities, Muslim, Orthodox or Catholic.
Just where this ideology has come from seems to vary. Some state the tradition, some state that poor men have a greater
fear of losing what they have. Some even state it was brought back from Greece where many Albanians have been forced to go to in
order to find work after the wholesale destruction of industry in their own country in the last 20 years or so.
Whatever the exact reason for such an upsurge it seems to fit into an isolated society that is looking for something to protect
itself from the hostile world outside.
By Virginia Carraway Stark
Charlemagne’s Stones are rumored to be the ancient runes of a pagan temple. Little is known about who the temple was for but it was claimed by the triumphant Christian army that the pagans they had crushed in battle had done endless blood sacrifices and rituals at the stone ruin.
Charlemagne became the first Roman Emperor around 800 when Pope Leo II declared him as such. He didn’t just fight paganism with the sword, he also started monasteries to re-educate the ‘savages’ that he had conquered. The monolithic stone temple was a different story, however and it is said that Charlemagne led an enormous slaughter of the Pagans at the temple. Afterward he was said to have smashed the capstone himself as a demonstration of the Christian’s supremacy over the Pagans.
The temple was also a burial ground for the Pagans who were there before the Christians and it is said that the screams of battle can still be heard on that unholy site to this day. Some say that the Pagan priests of the temple raise up a wild hunt and rampage through the forest. It is said if you lay eyes on the wild hunt near Osnabruck you will meet your demise at the hands of the hunt. If you hear their screams and the sound of their ghostly horses approaching it is recommended that you hide your eyes and wait for them to pass. To gaze on them will mean your death.
It is said that the Pagan’s remains were desecrated by the Pagans but even so the energy they left behind remains. Some people claim to have seen bizarre phenomenon at winter and summer solstice, the high holidays of the Pagan calendar. They say that they see bright orbs of light, that they hear screams and that red bloodstains appear on the ancient broken stones.