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Jan 14

Aliens and the Hongshan

Stephanie Kelly
Stephanie Kelly

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a1There are many Alien Theories that are floating around the world, from current days to prehistoric possibilities. While skimming through all of the supposed theories and evidence, I found one that caught my attention. Over 6,000 years ago, well before the infamous Annunaki Alien Tribe of the African Gold Mines, there was a small civilization that appears to of seen, or had encounters with, some unknown alien like creatures.

The Hongshan Culture is dated back from around 4500-2700 BC located in the northern part of China. It is believed that they originally developed in Mongolia but due to changes in climate migrated south into, what is now, China. The history of this civilization is just know being thoroughly studied and excavated. A Japanese Archaeologist originally discovered artifacts from the Hongshan Culture in 1908, for an unknown reason excavations didn’t begin until 1935. These extensive excavations are still going on to this day with the newest report from the site being in January 2015!

a2Some of the first artifacts found have been carbon-dated back 6,500 years. The most common artifacts that are being located are jade figurines of all sizes. Most often the jade artifacts seem to have an alien-looking form or the form of a humanoid animal. Their domed heads with elongated tear drop shaped eyes fit perfectly with descriptions of aliens throughout history and into the modern day.

The shape of these magnificent figures is not the only thing that makes an alien influence seem probable. The Hongshan were the only Neolithic Culture to make statues of this shape and to make statues with amazing skill. Let me add, this civilization is considered a Stone Age culture. Most of the statues and figures that have been located appear to of been done with such sophisticated skill that carving marks are not even seen! Now, this may very well be possible today, but with such limited resources and even fewer specialized tools, how could they make such precise and exact works of art?

a3Another important piece of information to consider is the fact that the Hongshan built one of the first pyramids. When thinking of pyramids most people imagine the massive pyramids of Egypt. Egypt was far from the first to develop these types of structures. Even when comparing the early Egyptian Pyramids to the Hongshan Pyramid there are similarities that just ring with advanced technically leading to the question of Extraterrestrial involvement!
To look at the possible religious practices of the Hongshan also brings up other civilizations that are believed to have a connection to an Alien Race. The altar and Goddess Temple of the Hongshan is rather similar to that of the temples and altars of the Mayan and Aztec Civilizations!

There are a wide range of questions when it comes to the Hongshan Culture and their history. How can a civilization be so advanced? How can they work with such precision? Where did they find the inspiration for these figures? Being such a forgotten civilization, how were their skills carried through for hundreds of years after they disappeared? As excavations and scientific study of the sites continues, hopefully some of these questions can be answered.

Sources:
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongshan_culture
Honshan Pyramid – http://www.unexplainedstuff.com/…/Hongshan-Pyramid-Discover…
Hongshan Culture – http://www.messagetoeagle.com/ancient-hongshan-culture-cre…/
Hongshan Mysterious Artifacts – http://unmyst3.blogspot.com/…/hongshan-mysterious-artifacts…
United Nations – http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5804/

Jan 06

Unidentified Flying Objects in New York State

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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Lake-Tiorati-UFO-Orange-County-New-York-19661New York State historically has had more than its share of reports of strange craft in the sky, crop circles, interruptions of the electrical grid, and other unusual occurrences. While some incidents such as the Hudson Valley sightings and the big blackout of 1965 were widely reported, others have received less media attention. Author Preston Dennett points out that New York State is arguably the most politically powerful in the country, and states it is no surprise that there is a wealth of reports and encounters. He also points out that there are sightings in rural areas as well as in New York City.

The first challenge in looking at New York State encounters may stem from the fact there are many military bases, diverse industry in a state that within an hour’s drive one can experience densely populated areas to farm land, woodlands and parks which are sparsely populated. Some cities and collegetowns of New York State are very open to watching the skies and discussing unusual encounters whereas others quietly keep to themselves. The problems may first lie in descriptions of the state as well as references as to where sightings occur.

Most people think of New York City, when they hear the words “New York.” Many who have never visited this large state do not realize that New York boasts not only a world-class financial district, but acres of farm land, a variety of cultures and mountainous regions. One of the most confusing aspects in studying unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in New York State is that many do not understand the vast size and unusual shape of the state. There is also the confusion regarding the term “upstate” as it is defined differently by New Yorkers themselves. Those in the far southern section, who live in and around New York City, the Big Apple itself, consider “upstate” as the bedroom communities within an hour and half north of the metropolis. However, the state is much bigger than that. The area known as Central New York, or the heart of the state, stretches from the small city of Utica to just east of Rochester. Western New York includes Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, bordered by Lake Ontario to the north. The southern tier is based on the Binghamton and Elmira areas and is bordered by Pennsylvania to the south. Yet the southern tier is “less southern” than Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Northern NY is the home of the Adirondacks, and below that is Capital land, where the state capital, Albany is located, along with Troy, Schenectady and Rensselaer on the eastern side of the state at approximately its midpoint. Confused? The irregular shape makes it hard to understand for residents.

Cheryl Costa has been following the statistics regarding UFOs in New York State for a weekly newspaper in Syracuse, NY. Her records show that 2012 had inordinate online casino amount of sightings, but this number decreased greatly in 2013. There were 648 reports in 2012 but only 433 in 2013, similar to the 415 reported in 2011. To look at her statistics on the new millennium, despite some fluctuation year to year, the sightings have significantly increased. 2000 saw 139 sightings, 2007 hit 227, 2008 hit 301, with every year since hitting over 400, with the exception of 2010 with only 310. Clearly the statistics clearly show that sightings are increasing, and research is needed to not only ascertain why, but also why some years are more active than others.

Tom Conwell, author, paranormal expert and ufologist has been watching the statistics of the sightings, from 1999 and has compiled data that takes this to a different direction than Costa’s work. He has categorized the sightings according to the shape of the objects witnessed. He states in his presentations that in New York,
reports of cigar-shaped objects, triangle craft and discs have decreased, reports of strange lights and shapes have remained the same. However, reports of spherical shapes and fireballs have increased. He feels that the sighting are changing and there may be yet, unknown or undisclosed reason for this.

Is the truth stranger than fiction? Author Whitley Strieber, became famous for writing about his abductee experiences in his “Communion” series of books. His initial experience took place while on vacation in a cabin in Northern New York and his accounts of interactions with UFOs and their occupants became an international sensation. It might be a nightmare from the mind of an accomplished horror writer, but what if there is more to this?

Booth, Billy. (undated) 1985-Alien Abduction of Whitley Streiber. Retrieved from
http://ufos.about.com/od/aliensalienabduction/p/strieber.htm

Conwell, Tom. UFOs in New York; Data-Mining for Meaning (from Extreme Paranormal Encounter Response Team); personal interviews, conversations.

Costa, Cheryl. (January 30, 2014) New York State UFO Tally for 2013. Syracuse New Times. Retrieved January 2, 2016 fromhttp://www.syracusenewtimes.com/new-york-state-ufo-sightin…/.

Dennett, Preston. (2008) UFOs Over New York: A True History of Extra-terrestrial Encounters in the Empire State. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing.

Nov 26

Clifford Stone

mantlestoneBy N.P.S. Representative Sha She

Are we alone in the Universe? This question has intrigued me for years. As a child, I seemed to be on a mission to prove that we are not. Though decades have gone by and life steers you in many directions, usually away from “flights of fancy” as they are called. I still hold apart of my heart for the child within, that one day would love to see this one answer explained and verified publicly.

My article is about such a man. Former Sergeant Clifford Stone felt a moral responsibility to serve the public by explaining the truth of his experiences. Skeptics have plagued his experiences with doubt. However, skeptics found that when Mr. Stone was asked for evidence he provided what he felt was appropriate and what he could legally obtain through the Freedom of Information Act to prove his experiences in the military. References and reports have been posted by Majestic Documentation website which alleges; The Phenomenon Unit was a unit in the military created in 1942 with the expressed interest into the study of UFOs. Recent information claims; Interplanetary Phenomena Research Unit began in 1943 under the command of General Douglas MacArthur.
Clifford Stone is a former Army Sergeant, who served 22 years from 1968 to February 1st, 1990. Serving as a “Clerk Typist” on Military documentation, Mr. Stone served a much more interesting division in the military in recovery of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities as well as crafts. These experiences were documented in the EBE Guidebook which cataloged Fifty seven different types of EBEs. These experiences were gathered by means of UFO or “Object of Unknown Origin” crash retrievals, EBE visitations and interactions, and/or cooperation with some EBEs who were aware of fellow EBEs visiting earth.

In his own words; “I was involved in situations where we actually did recoveries of crashed saucers. There were bodies that were involved with some of the crashes. Also, some of these were alive.” He said. “While we were doing this, we were telling the American public there was nothing to it. We were telling the world there was nothing to it.” Mr. Stone added; “You have individuals that look very much like you and myself that could walk among us and you wouldn’t even notice the difference.” He said. (www.biliotecaplyades.net/esp_autor_stone.htm)
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Michael E. Salla, (Expopolitics Journal-dated July 20, 2005), Mr. Stone explains his experiences in his own words, very eloquently. He has also authored a book; UFOs are Real: (1997) in which Mr. Stone brings documents to public never before published, confirming his claims. Retired after serving his military career, Sergeant Stone felt compelled to publicize his work so that the public was no longer misinformed of situations and experiences that have happened all over the world.

Skeptic Captain Randall, does not believe in the claims that Mr. Stone’s training was in Clerk Typist in order to cover his covert operations, yet Dr. Salla believes that if Sgt. Stone was truly a Clerk Typist then his knowledge of the covert operations; Moon Dust and Bluefly would not exist and could not be obtained through FOIA. Another claim in Dr. Salla’s defense of Sgt. Stone is that; Mr. Stone though wrote a book to publicize the information he had; his objective was not for material gain but to share knowledge without being in the public eye.

My view maybe skewed in favor of Sergeant Stone, being a former member of the military and involved in FOIA requests at a point in my career. I find it would be difficult if not impossible to outright fabricate or manipulate said experiences. To those who find Mr. Stone’s experiences difficult to fathom or swallow; I urge you to investigate this subject further with the links I will be providing at the end of the article. My point is not to change your mind, but to open it to the possibilities there are more to this world then we are presently made aware. Your beliefs are up to you!

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/e…/esp_exopolitics_ZZC.htm
http://www.majesticdocuments.com/whatsnew.php
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/e…/esp_exopolitics_ZZC.htm
https://sites.google.com/site/officialcliffordstonesite/
http://ufology.wikia.com/wiki/Clifford_Stone
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_autor_stone.htm
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_al…/alien_races00.htm

Nov 23

Photos from the International Space Station

Stephanie Kelly
Stephanie Kelly

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sp1Recently, there have been images posted to social media from the International Space Station, ISS. These photos were taken by Astronaut Scott Kelly who has been at the Space Station for almost a year. Kelly is known for taking a large amount of wonderful photos and posting them to social media for the world to see. The images have now been shared so many times that they have made their rounds worldwide through different news outlets and all forms of social media. With the world a buzz about these astounding images and the unexplained object that they caught, I felt an article to go over what is known and what is being said might help some in their research.

The photo was posted on November 15, 2015, Astronaut Kelly posted a photo to his Twitter account that was taken of Southern India at night from the Space Station. In this photo there is an object located in the top right corner of the photo that appears to be unexplained. On November 19, 2015 he also posted a photo to his Twitter account of the sun set beginning to rise up, and a very similar object also appears in the top right of the image.
sp3sp2With NASA and Mr. Kelly yet to make statements as to what the object is, at least 3 theories have been posted through videos and articles. Below is a brief summary of these 3 theories:

Theory A: Alien Spacecraft
It didn’t take long for videos and blogs to come up state that Kelly is trying to drop hints that there are Aliens out there and that these two photos prove it. One alien researcher, Sonofmabarker, said the object “appears to be very large and constructed.” Other statements have also been made that the object is more than 80 feet long and at least 492 feet away from the ISS.

Theory B: Part of the ISS – HDEV equipment
According to NASA a High Definition Earth Viewing System was placed aboard the International Space Station in April of 2014. Some professionals in the field are saying that the image in the photos are a reflection from the window of the HDEV. This HDEV was partly developed by students in the United States and is currently in experimental stages to see how well it can handle the radiation of space while in a temperature controlled housing. It will also help to develop better camera components that can withstand space better while providing clear and clean images.

Theory C: Space Junk
It is well known that, with all of the space travel done from earth, there is a good amount of space debris floating around. A NASA Administrator has openly said there is a good amount of debris in space and that little, to nothing, is being done to take care of it. NASA officials have recently warned that this space debris could cause problems in the future if it isn’t taken care of and can, or has, come close to the International Space Station at times.

I have provided you with three summarizes of the theories currently going around about the amazing images taken by Astronaut Scott Kelly on the International Space Station. What do you believe this object to be? What research would need to be done to prove or disprove these theories? How would you go about using your due diligence to help solve this new mystery?

Sourcing –
Astronaut Scott Kelly on Twitter – https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly
NASA – http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/
Fox News – http://www.foxnews.com/…/astronaut-scott-kellys-ufo-photo-g…
Chron – http://www.chron.com/…/Scott-Kelly-tweets-photo-of-suspecte…

Aug 25

Aurora Texas Alien Grave

Sara Fawley

Sara Fawley

Hello my name is Sara Fawley. I was born and raised in San Diego, Ca Oct 1965. I lived there until I was 19, then moved with my now ex-husband to Texas where I lived for the next 25 years. I have two grown sons who are married and have lives and families of their own. My current husband and I now live in a small town in Arkansas with our dachshund Shabar. I owned and antiques and collectibles shop but closed it down in September 2013 after having a heart attack. I still buy and sell antiques and collectibles and make handmade natural gemstone jewelry which we sell at shows and festivals. I don't recall ever not knowing that there was more than just us out there. My first experience happened when I was a young child and was visited by my godfather "Grandpa Clyde" at the time of his death and for three weeks after that. I have seen one other full bodied apparition in my life and had several other minor experiences that left me scratching my head.I am not an investigator but have a huge thirst for knowledge. I am always looking up this or that legend, myth or story I hear or sometimes I just have random thoughts and look them up to see if anyone else thinks the same way. I am very analytically minded and always like to get to the bottom of things.
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AuroraTXAlienGraveMarker7212LoriMartin4048Aurora Cemetery

The oldest known graves, here, dating from as early as the 1860s, are those of the Randall and Rowlett families. Finis Dudley Beauchamp (1825-1893), a Confederate veteran from Mississippi, donated the 3-acre site to the newly- formed Aurora Lodge No. 479, A.F. & A.M., in 1877. For many years, this community burial ground was known as Masonic Cemetery. Beauchamp, his wife Caroline (1829-1915), and others in their family. An epidemic which struck the village in 1891 added hundreds of graves to the plot. Called “Spotted Fever” by the settlers, the disease is now thought to be a form of meingitis. Located in Aurora Cemetery is the gravestone of the infant Nellie Burris (1891-1893) with its often-quoted epitaph: “As I was so soon done, I don’t know why I was begun.” This site is also well-known because of the legend that a spaceship crashed nearby in 1897 and the pilot, killed in the crash, was buried here. Struck by epidemic and crop failure and bypassed by the railroad, the original town of Aurora almost disappeared, but the cemetery remains in use with over 800 graves. Veterans of the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts are interred here.

These are the words on the Historical Marker that is in the Cemetary in the sleepy little town of Aurora Tx. Aurora is on Hwy 114 in Wise County Texas. Although the population now is just 1400, back in the late 1800’s it was the largest town in Wise County with a population exceeding 5000.

In the late 1890’s Aurora hit some hard times. The cotton crops were wiped out by a boll wevil infestation, then a fire claimed several buildings and lives on the west side of town. Shortly after this a spotted fever epidemic wiped out most of the population causing the town to be quarantined. After all of this the planned railroad that was supposed to come into to town got within 27 miles but never made it into town.

Fast forward to April 17, 1897. In the early morning hours ,what is described as an alien craft crashed into the windmill over the well on the property of Judge James Spencer Proctor, destroying the windmill and his flower garden. There was a large explosion and debris flew everywhere over an area several acres wide.. The pilot of the alien aircraft was taken to a barn and attempted to be saved but died that day.

According to the Fort Worth paper the alien pilot was given a Christian burial in the Aurora Cemetery at noon the next day. On April 19, 1897 the Dallas Morning News ran an article about the crash and about sightings in 21 different towns in North Texas between April 15 and April 19, 1897.

The Proctor property was bought by the Oates family who have claimed nothing would grow there for years The Oates family also suffered from health problems including cysts and goiters supposedly from drinking the well water.

Over the years, different groups have attempted to dig up the alien body but have been turned away by towns members. The headstone marker which was the only thing pointing out the grave disappeared in 1973. After this happened the cemetery board hired an attorney to fight researchers who wanted to exhume the body. The town had been wiped out by a spotted fever epidemic in 1888 and the officials did not want the bodies disturbed. Graves we not well marked at the time and there was fear that digging might happen in the wrong place and disturb the rest of citizens.

There have been claims over the years that it was all a hoax. One person stated there was never a windmill on Judge Proctors property, however in 2008 a crew from a UFO television show investigated and dug up struts for a windmill around the well. There have also been reports of interviews with people who were alive at the time of the crash that stated government personnel appeared in town the day after the crash and took the wreckage away.

Short of finding the gravesite and digging up the body, we will never know if there is actually an alien buried in Aurora TX or not. Truth or legend, it is and likely will always remain part of the history and claim to fame for this small Texas town.

Sources:

Find A Grave – Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2015, from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52130170

Booth, B. (n.d.). 1897-The Aurora, Texas UFO Crash. Retrieved August 25, 2015, from http://ufos.about.com/od/bestufocrashcases/p/aurora.htm

Greetings Earthling… Welcome to the portal of the City of Aurora. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2015, from http://www.auroratexas.gov/

Aug 25

Blowing Cave and the Blue Tinged Beings

Sara Fawley

Sara Fawley

Hello my name is Sara Fawley. I was born and raised in San Diego, Ca Oct 1965. I lived there until I was 19, then moved with my now ex-husband to Texas where I lived for the next 25 years. I have two grown sons who are married and have lives and families of their own. My current husband and I now live in a small town in Arkansas with our dachshund Shabar. I owned and antiques and collectibles shop but closed it down in September 2013 after having a heart attack. I still buy and sell antiques and collectibles and make handmade natural gemstone jewelry which we sell at shows and festivals. I don't recall ever not knowing that there was more than just us out there. My first experience happened when I was a young child and was visited by my godfather "Grandpa Clyde" at the time of his death and for three weeks after that. I have seen one other full bodied apparition in my life and had several other minor experiences that left me scratching my head.I am not an investigator but have a huge thirst for knowledge. I am always looking up this or that legend, myth or story I hear or sometimes I just have random thoughts and look them up to see if anyone else thinks the same way. I am very analytically minded and always like to get to the bottom of things.
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Screenshot_1What do Inner Earth, Caves, Richard Shaver and Blue tinged humanoid beings have in common? In this case the answer is Cushman Arkansas.

Blowing Cave road is a gravel ro

 

ad near Cushman, Arkansas. If you follow the road to the end then get out and hike you will come to the mouth of Blowing Cave. (It should be noted that Blowing Cave is on private property and should not be attempted to be

accessed without formal permission from the owners.) There is a long rich history to the cave. Back in the late 1880’s when the town of Cushman was established people used the cave as a recreational hall, having dances and parties there. There are stories of people entering the caves to explore and never being heard from again. N

ot so unusual when you are talking about a cave network, people get lost or caught in landslides and collapses all the time. However there may be another reason for these disappearances beyond the normal spelunking accidents.

In the 1940’s Richard Shaver wrote a series of articles for the science- fiction magazine Amazing Stories about two advanced races left behind by extraterrestrial forefathers, the Tero and the Dero. These beings , the Tero ( benevolent, friendly creatures) and the Dero (malicious, vile creatures with a penchant for consuming humans for dinner) were said to live in vast caverns under the Earth’s surface connected by thousands of miles of subterrainian tunnels spanning most of the country. While most chalked the stories up to the wild ramblings of the twisted mind of Shaver, many gave some credence to the stories while others fervently believed them.

George D. Wight a UFO buff and regular columnist for a UFO newsletter is one person who falls in the “some credence given” category. He also had an avid interest in cave exploring which he shared with the owner of the newsletter David L. and another columnist Charles A Marcoux( who was and avid believer in Richard Shaver’s stories). In 1966, Wight with a group of 11 others went down to Arkansas to explore Blowing Cave on a week long expedition. On their return, the members of the expedition claimed to have encountered the Tero of Shaver’s writing. They wrote to the once editor of Amazing Stories magazine with their claims. He never responded. The group made several more expeditions attempting to get proof so that others would believe them but were unable to.

George Wight went back to the cave several months later to stay with the Tero. In 1967 he returned and asked David L to pass his journal to Charles Marcoux. It took until 1980 for David L to pass the journal on to Marcoux with whom he had lost touch over the years.

The journal related that on the original expedition he had found a nearly hidden crevice halfway between the cave mouth and the lake inside the cave. He called his companions and they squeezed through the crevice. Once inside the crevice they were able to stand upright and found themselves in a long glass like tunnel. Soon they encountered blue skinned humans who told them they had allowed them to find the tunnels because they had instruments that had determined their intentions were good.

They learned from their guides ( descendants of Noah who had escaped underground to avoid the great flood and found ancient technology along with the Teros) that the tunnels went on for hundreds of miles and connected underground cities that housed serpent like beings, Sasquatch type societies and the Tero.

Shortly after passing his journal to David L., George Wight returned to live with the Tero and was never heard from again. According to one of the other members of the expedition shortly after Wight returned to the Tero all trace of him started disappearing ( birth certificates, school records, bank and computer records) as if he never existed. Upon receiving the journal in 1980 from David L, Marcoux became obsessed and began planning another expedition to Blowing Cave. In 1983 he and his wife moved to Cushman, AR. There in November of 1983 while exploring the land around the cave he was attacked by a swarm of bees, had a heart attack and died instantly.

Marcoux’s death ended any further efforts to go back to Blowing Cave in search of the Tero and other underearthers. Some in the Hollow Earth community speculated that sinister forces caused his death to prevent further excursions into their subterrainian world.

Are there really races of extraterrestrial beings living beneath our very feet? Is this where Sasquatch and other cryptids come from ? Are these the ramblings of very creative or disturbed minds? I personally would need a lot more information and evidence to entertain such thoughts, but as always…. you be the judge.

Sources:
The Blowing Cave and Shaver Mystery | Showing the Light. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2015, from http://www.astrofreaks.net/2013/08/05/the-blowing-cave-and-shaver-mystery/

Sci-fi tales keep ’em coming back to Blowing Cave. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2015, from http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2010/oct/17/sci-fi-tales-keep-em-coming-back-blowing-cave/

Feb 27

The Odd Phenomenon of Alien Abduction

Courtesy of: http://www.theepochtimes.com/

opufoThe universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

Alien abduction is a phenomenon that for decades has struck fear and curiosity in scientists, enthusiasts, and even officials and U.S. congressmen. March 20 saw the passing of the annual Alien Abduction Day, which will likely usher in a new season of UFO festivals and conferences where like-minded individuals will gather to compare notes on the phenomenon.

But that begs the question: Are alien abductions really happening across the world?

The most likely answer is yes or, rather, that the abductee is telling the truth and believes what he or she is saying. Although it is impossible to verify every claim of alien abduction, the great majority of cases involves a certain level of psychological trauma indicating that even if the people weren’t abducted by aliens, they definitely experienced something and that the experiences weren’t the product of over active imaginations.

Even though it’s difficult to disprove what these people are saying, mainstream scientific and academic circles tend to look for earthly explanations in these cases. In the Psychology Inquiry article “Not Just Another False Memory: Further Thoughts on the UFO Abduction Phenomenon,” the authors worked with the hypothesis that the alien abduction phenomenon is the product of a masochistic mind and is an expression of the individual to either, consciously or subconsciously, seek an escape from the self.

However, other researchers, including Harvard Medical School professor of psychology John E. Mack was a proponent of the alien abduction theory and claimed that these people’s experiences were real. He believed that the majority were indeed abducted by extraterrestrials and subjected to a variety of traumatic and horrible experimentations, according to the John E. Mack Institute.

The phenomenon cannot be understood within the realm of traditional science, Mack believed. His work attracted the attention of hundreds of alleged abductees who saw him as a person they could turn to and not fear ridicule.

Mack, who died in 2004, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for his work “A Prince of Our Disorder,” about T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.

History of Alien Abduction

The first widely acknowledged alien abduction story was of Betty and Barney Hill.

The first widely acknowledged alien abduction story was of Betty and Barney Hill, an American couple. They claimed to have had an abduction experience on a rural road in New Hampshire in 1961. Although the couple had no immediate memories of the alleged encounter, Betty reported having vivid, horrible nightmares about being aboard an alien craft with her husband and having to undergo examination.

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An artist’s recreation of the sketch Betty Hill created under hypnosis. Her alleged memory of this image was that an alien being showed her a star chart of the alien’s home planet system, Zeta Reticuli, a binary star system, and undiscovered at the time of Betty’s report. (K.i.f /CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikimedia Commons)

Boston psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon conducted the hypnotic sessions with the couple, which revealed a more detailed encounter with aliens, including their abduction, examination, and even a brief conversation Betty had with one of the aliens.

Simon’s conclusions, according to UFO Evidence, were that the couple was not lying but that the experience was a result of Betty subconsciously filling the details of their amnesia with an alien abduction scenario and that Barney subconsciously absorbed Betty’s details of the encounter and reflected those in his separate hypnosis session.

Another account comes from Travis Walton whose story of curiosity-turned-desperate close encounter was turned into a major motion picture “Fire in the Sky,” (1993) based on Walton’s book “Fire in the Sky: The Walton Experience.”

Walton’s account describes Nov. 5, 1975, when he and six others were clearing trees in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. As the crew was wrapping up its work for the day, a light came through the trees and a flying saucer appeared. As Travis curiously approached the craft, he was injured by a beam of energy from it. The other men drove away frantically, having witnessed the encounter and believing something similar would soon befall them.

Missing for five days, Walton recounted his experience of being surrounded by three small humanoid creatures with unusually large brown eyes whose pupils covered the whole eye. In retrospect, he believes the encounter was not premeditated. The craft may have been trying to flee the forest scene, but Travis was injured by energy emitted from the craft’s propulsion and the aliens may have felt obligated to take care of him. However, his experience was both physically painful and emotionally traumatic.

To validate his story Travis took a polygraph test shortly after his return and continues to take polygraph tests as the technology has improved over the decades. He has passed them all, according to Walton’s Open Minds Interview.

But Where Is the Physical Evidence?

If alien abduction is real there must be physical evidence of some kind. In fact, many alleged abductees do claim to have scars, marks, and other physical evidence including implants in their bodies.

Many “abductees” and even some who have never recalled any abduction event experience a sudden protrusion on a certain part of their body. Some of these people have x-rays showing objects lodged under their skin. Others have had them removed.

One example includes Licia Davidson (37) who had a crystal-like object removed from her foot in 1997, according to MUFON (Mutual UFO Network, one of the world’s most widely recognized organizations for UFO research).

Other cases include Pat Parrinellio (47) and Mary Jones (Pseudonym, 52) who had metal objects removed from the back of the left hand and left big toe, respectively. Chief investigator Derrel Sims of HUFON (Houston UFO Network) covered the cases and the samples were sent to National Institute of Discovery of Science (NIDS) at New Mexico Tech for analysis. The analysis included laser spectroscopy, metallurgical analysis, and examination under a scanning electron microscope, among other tests.

No obvious signs of technology were ever documented. However, the tissue surrounding the implants (while they were in place) exhibited no inflammation, a common occurrence when foreign objects are lodged in a person’s body. Additionally, the implants seemed to be connected to nerves or surrounded by nervous tissue in all the examples.

But Why?

Assuming aliens are indeed abducting humans and subjecting them to emotionally and physically scarring examinations, the question of why naturally surfaces. Unfortunately, it is also the hardest to answer because we have no aliens to approach and ask.

The answer may simply be curiosity. After all, some of the examinations modern scientists conduct on animals in the wild in order to better understand them could be compared to alien abductions on humans. Modern scientists tag, mark, or attach devices to easily identify the animals in their natural environment and track them as they migrate.

Other theories include more malicious motives including genetic tempering, sexual encounters including hybrid production, cloning, and so on. Like the many other theories proposed by abductees and researchers, these theories bring us to more esoteric lines of thought and possible answers raise even more questions.

Original source found here.

Dec 01

Lubbock Lights

Katie Snow

Katie Snow

Chair: Aliens & UFO's at Dead Ringer Paranormal
My name is Kathy Snow however in the Paranormal world I am simply known as katie! My team and I take the paranormal field very seriously and have been up and down the eastern seaboard investigating known and unknown locations. My team consists of all family members giving us the opportunity to work well together with no drama. I am a national as well as internationally published paranormal writer. Our evidence has been shown on My ghost story caught on camera and we work hard within our community to bring awareness and understanding to the field. There are four ordained ministers on the team. After 16 years in the field we no longer do in house investigations as we are out trying to find unknown haunted locations and we consult on cases other teams may have questions on. After founding 3 teams, we have recently relocated and our new team name is Dead Ringer Paranormal. We are proud of the work we do and try to show the community it is a scientific field of study and a lot of work goes into what we all do. We are an old world team meaning we investigate with just what we need, we do not hook up wires and tons of equipment, we believe in studying the paranormal in traditional proven ways. I am excited and proud to have been asked to be a rep for NPS..
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Carl Hart photos

Carl Hart photos

From August through September of 1951 the US Air Force investigated one of the first great UFO cases in the United States. At 9pm on August 25th three Professors from what is now known as Texas Tech University were relaxing at one of the professors homes when a series of lights flew above them. Moving N to S at a very high rate of speed and the brightness of a star only larger in diameter they flew in a perfect almost semi circle pattern which contained approx 20 – 30 lights. Over a three week period these lights were observed by these men over 12 times. Over the course of two months over 100 people all around the Lubbock area observed and also reported seeing these strange lights.

On the evening of 31 August 1951 at about 11:30PM, a college freshman named Carl Hart observed a flight pass over his home. It is said two more flights of objects allegedly also occurred in which he photographed.   These are now known as the famous Carl Hart Photographs.

It was observed that there was no sound that could be attributed to the objects and the color of the lights was bluish green in tone. It was also stated the first two flights observed were a semi-circle of lights but in the subsequent flight there was no orderly arrangement.  The objects did not gradually come into view as would an aircraft that was upon approach, and neither did it gradually disappear. It was also noted there was no apparent change in size as any of the objects passed overhead.

Carl started watching the skies when word was spread about the college professors sightings in the local Lubbock Newspaper “The Avalanche”.   After capturing his series of photos Carl, he took the film to a friend at a photo lab so that he could develop it.  The Avalanche learned of the pictures when a photographer who did some work for the newspaper called to say that Hart had just been there developing some film.  He thought Harris might be interested, and Harris suggested that Hart bring the negatives to the office. This was indeed the turning point in bringing these sightings to the forefront.

 Avalanche Newspaper Depiction

Avalanche Newspaper Depiction

Carl Hart never copyrighted his photographs in fear some may think they were a fake and the reporter at the Avalanche had accused him of hoaxing the whole incident and proceeded to tell Carl the consequences of fraud.  A short time later Carl decide to send the photos out over the wire. Though many have tried to duplicate the photos at that time no one could ever debunk them.

Upon learning of the photographs, the US military spent a great deal of time trying to come up with some kind of explanation. Officers came in from Reese Air Force Base as well as Wright-Patterson located in Dayton, Ohio. Lt. Edward J. Ruppelt even made a personal trip to Lubbock to investigate these lights and to interview Carl Hart as well as some of the others who had claimed the sightings.

Ruppelt’s was not the last and only interview by the US military. On December 2 Hart was questioned again. According to the OSI report, He was interviewed in private and asked for a written statement. Evidently the military hoped to break his story, which was a continuing obstacle to a bird explanation that they had come up with, but if a professional photographer could not get a picture of birds at night (which they had tried), how had an amateur done it? The obvious answer was that Hart had not photographed birds. If so, could that mean the objects he had photographed be unidentified flying objects.

Three College Professors

Three College Professors

The US Military’s report concludes that: birds, with street lights reflecting from them, were the probable cause of these sightings. The angular velocity of 30 degrees per second seems rather high for birds during migratory flights. It is probable that the angular velocity was less. In all instances the witnesses were located in an area where their eyes were dark-adapted, thus making the objects appear brighter. The kind of birds responsible for this sighting is not known, but it is highly probable that they were ducks or plover. Since plovers do not usually fly in formations of more than six or seven, ducks seem more probable.

There are, however, no migratory birds in the Lubbock area at that time of year. According to Loren Smith of Texas Tech, ducks do fly in V -formations in the area in late August. The glossy ibis, for example, visits the area, but it has no white with which to reflect the streetlights. Therefore the bird explanation does not work. In fact, the photographs taken by Hart refute this theory, but that seemed to made no difference. And it also made no difference that a professional photographer, when he attempted to photograph a flight of ducks at night, could not do so. Project Blue Book lists the case as solved by the birds.

Hart continues to deny that the pictures were faked. No one has ever presented any evidence to support this accusation, nor has anyone explained how they could have been faked. Hart himself has no explanation. When asked if he himself believes in flying saucers, he response was:

Carl Hart

Carl Hart

“I don’t particularly disbelieve. I think I’m kind of open-minded on that. If one would show up some place else here, I think I’d accept it.” When asked if he knew what the lights were, he simply stated “I really don’t.”…

 

 

Sources:
Project Blue Book
The Avalanche
Wikipedia
UFO Project

Jan 06

Yeni Kent Compound, 2008

Todd Wayne Knipple

Todd Wayne Knipple

I was awakened to the reality of the paranormal at the age of 12 while at a friend’s home. What happened that one night back in 1983 kept me awake for three days. After that incident I was left with many questions. My determination to find answers to what had happened that night became an obsession that would lead me down a path into investigating the paranormal. I found myself consumed by these strange anomalies that were captured on video, audio and photographs, and the strange feelings and sensations I would have from walking into old buildings or a person’s home.
For nearly 30 years, I have dedicated myself to finding these answers by using a scientific approach to fully understand and bring explanations to those who seek help and who are experiencing themselves the same things I experienced some 30 years ago. I can say that out of all of the cases I have investigated over the years as a paranormal investigator, 99% can be explained as a product of environment. There is, however, that 1% that can only be considered Beyond The Grave.
Todd Wayne Knipple

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Report By: Haktan Akdogon SIRIUS Space Research

u1This extraordinary incident took place in a compound in Kumburgaz/Istanbul was witnessed by many residents and filmed by the same night guard Yalcin Yalman in 2009, 2008 and in 2007. The images captured are expected to have a tremendous impact throughout the world and be listed as “the most important UFO/extraterrestrial images ever filmed in all the World”.  During the months of April and May 2009, many nationwide UFO sightings were reported from different cities of Turkey, while some of them were filmed and photographed and aired. Within the same period of time, these objects also witnessed by the residents of Kumburgaz/Yeni Kent Compound, caught on video several times by a night guard named Yalcin Yalman and these footages are considered as the closest and the most significant images ever filmed around the world. In these amazing UFO video footages which would likely have major repercussions around the world and be listed as “the most significant UFO videos ever”, physical forms of UFO’s and their metallic structures are clearly noticeable. What’s more important is that in the close-up of some footages of the objects, entities in them can be distinctly made out. We, at Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center did the detailed analysis of the full footage with the participation of our members of science board. We have enlarged the video images of the footages, did all the detailed analysis and checked their pixels and went through the all footage frame by frame. After doing all the necessary analysis which went on for a week, we came to a definite conclusion with no doubts that these are “100% genuine footages”! The objects sighted in the aforementioned footages that have a structure that is made of specific material are definitely not made up by any kind of computer animation nor are they any form of special effects used for simulation in a studio or for a video effect therefore in conclusion it was decided that the sightings were neither a mockup or hoax. And it is concluded that these objects in the sightings that have physical and material structures do not belong in any category such as; planes, helicopters, meteors, Venus, Mars, satellites, fire balls, Chinese lantern, fire balls, weather balloons, natural or atmospheric phenomenon… etc. and but rather fall into the category UFO’s… Also, nationally very well known special effect experts Tarkan Ozel and Cem Ozel (www.ozelfx.com) have also analyzed the video footages and they have concluded the same result as ” the footage being genuine”. Haktan Akdogan – Chairman Respectfully,

Mr.Tolga Özdeniz

u2ATV Channel – Program Editor On January 31, 2008, a MiniDV format video cassette holding 35 minutes of footage was brought over to “TUBITAK” The Science and Technology Research Board of Turkey’s (a Scientific Institution owned by the state that is highly reliable and influential) National Observatory (TUG) by Mr.Tolga Ozdeniz, the Editor of “Reporter” that has been aired on ATV Channel. The footage on the cassette was said to have been recorded by a Canon GL1 MiniDV digital camera on a beach of a holiday village in Kumburgaz/Istanbul by an amateur.

The images were examined by TUG- National Observatory Image Processing Unit. Because, it would take quite a long time to analyze all of the images, only randomly selected parts were pre-examined. During this process, emphasis was not placed on images produced by optical clarification effects which a number of point light sources generated.

The examination of these frames has yielded following results:

– The images were recorded in digital NTSC format by above-mentioned camera.

– The date on the video indicates that the recordings were made during 2007, 2008, and 2009.

– The footage images of the object which visibly have a certain configuration are not computer animations, special video effects or studio re-created images or models. The footage is genuine…

– The first observation made from the footage is that some of the images were recorded in nighttime sky at a certain altitude from the horizon. The footage also covers images of moon in some parts which proves that the video was shot in nighttime and open air. But, the fact that digital date display’s showing AM in certain frames and PM in others, raises suspicion about the validity of the time in which the recordings were made.

– Since in some parts, there is no other object that can be featured as a reference in the close-up frames and no observable differences were found on background examination, the actual location, distance, dimensions and nature of the objects could not have been determined.

– Through the examination of shootings of multiple dates, it’s a strong possibility that 2-3 different objects were captured. However, it’s difficult to determine whether the objects are moving or not. Their movement is slow even if they do so.

– The reflections of light on the objects are sometimes caused by moon which was in a convenient location at that time, and sometimes produced by some other sources of light.

u3– The light reflection from the left side of the object which is seen on August 10th shootings is not produced by the moon. At that time, the moon was in a phase that was pretty close to the “new moon” phase and located approximately at a 10 degrees proximity/angle to the horizon. Moreover, the image processing analysis conducted on some part of the footage revealed that the center of the object has the same density as its background, namely is of a transparent nature. In conclusion, even though a detailed analysis of the footage is conducted, it might still remain unidentified. Hence, other reference objects need to be recorded in the same frame with the disputable object and further shootings need to be done by ourselves with special equipment in the same location and conditions.

Accordingly, the term “UFO” (Unidentified Flying Object) which has been used for these sort of dubious objects can also be used for these objects. But, this definition does not mean that these objects are from extraterrestrial (flying saucer etc.) origin.

Prof. phD. Zeki EKER

Director

National Observatory of TUBITAK

Source:

http://www.ufocasebook.com/2008c/istanbulexclusive.html

http://turkeyufocase.blogspot.com/p/report-by-haktan-akdagon-sirius-space.html

http://turkeyufocase.blogspot.com/p/national-observatory-report-byprof-phd.html

Original Raw Video Footage:

Dec 24

Jimmy Carter Sighting 1969

Todd Wayne Knipple

Todd Wayne Knipple

I was awakened to the reality of the paranormal at the age of 12 while at a friend’s home. What happened that one night back in 1983 kept me awake for three days. After that incident I was left with many questions. My determination to find answers to what had happened that night became an obsession that would lead me down a path into investigating the paranormal. I found myself consumed by these strange anomalies that were captured on video, audio and photographs, and the strange feelings and sensations I would have from walking into old buildings or a person’s home.
For nearly 30 years, I have dedicated myself to finding these answers by using a scientific approach to fully understand and bring explanations to those who seek help and who are experiencing themselves the same things I experienced some 30 years ago. I can say that out of all of the cases I have investigated over the years as a paranormal investigator, 99% can be explained as a product of environment. There is, however, that 1% that can only be considered Beyond The Grave.
Todd Wayne Knipple

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Jimmy Carter is one of two U.S. Presidents who have reported seeing a UFO before becoming the President. Carter’s UFO sighting began shortly after dark on a windless night. Jimmy Carter was standing outside the Lion’s Club in Leary, Georgia, waiting for a meeting to start. Suddenly, he and ten or more witnesses, sighted a red and green orb radiating in the western sky. Carter described an object that “it seemed to move towards us from a distance, stop, move partially away, return, then depart.

cart1Bluish at first; then reddish – luminous – not solid.” “At times,” reported Carter, “it was as bright as the moon, and about as big as the moon – maybe a bit smaller. The object was luminous; not solid.” In an interview with the Atlanta Constitution, Carter described the moving nature of the event. He described the sighting as a “very remarkable sight.” This is an important event, because many of the skeptical investigations done on the Carter sighting, have tried to paint the event as a ho-hum occurrence.

None of the descriptions Carter has made of the event have ever described it as ho-hum. Jimmy Carter’s mother Lillian also confirmed that Carter had been very impressed by what he had seen. “The UFO made a huge impression on Jimmy,” she stated. “He told me about the sighting many times. He’s always been a down-to-earth no-nonsense boy, and the sighting by him, as far as I am concerned, is as firm as money in the bank.” Carter had, in fact, described the UFO sighting many times in the years since it occurred. In every instance, including the latest known telling of the story at Emory University in 1997, Carter has never backed off on the spectacular nature of the event. He has also never conceded that was he saw was some misidentification of a natural phenomena. Carter estimated that the object was three hundred to one thousand yards away.

He estimated that the event had lasted 10 minutes. Then the object disappeared. Carter was so impressed by what he had seen, he recorded his impressions of the event on a tape recorder at the time. In the ensuing years, there has been a great deal of discussion as to what the UFO had been. Skeptical UFO buffs, such as Robert Sheaffer, struggled to explain Jimmy Carter’s sighting away, by stating that Carter had viewed the planet Venus. Sheaffer, the vice-chairman of the UFO subcommittee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, wrote up his guess as to what the object Carter and the others had seen in the July 1977 Humanist Magazine. Many UFO “researchers” wanting to show that they, too, can be “discriminating” joined in stating Carter had viewed the planet Venus. Others stepped forward quickly to challenge the accuracy of Shaeffer’s claim. Sheaffer’s response to these challenges ended up taking his Venus explanation from the shaky to the bizarre. For example,probably seen stranger and more unexplainable things than that just during his time in government.”

Many years after being President, when asked about the sighting by citizens, Carter would still describe in detail the events that he witnessed. On September 24, 1997, for example, Carter spoke at the 16th annual Emory town Hall Meeting in Atlanta. When the question and answer session began, the first question was about the UFO sighting that Carter had experienced 28 years before. As he had on so many previous occasions Carter described in detail what he had seen. In conclusion to the story he stated that “he knew of no extraterrestrials and he did “not think any were on the UFO he saw.”

Campaign UFO Talk

At a Southern Governors Conference a few years after the sighting Carter stated ” I don’t laugh at people anymorecasrt2 when they say they’ve seen UFOs. I’ve seen one myself. It was the darndest thing I have ever seen. It was big, it was bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon.” In 1975 Carter again mentioned the UFO as he was campaigning for President. He told a Washington Post reporter, ” A light appeared and disappeared in the sky. It got brighter and brighter . . . I have no idea what it was . . . I think the light was beckoning me to run in the California primary.” In June 1976, Jimmy Carter was quoted by the National Enquirer as promising, ” If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and scientists. I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one.”

President Jimmy Carter’s UFO Sighting Report (text reprint)

Summary: Following is the form Jimmy Carter filed with NICAP (originally filed with IUFOB) on Sep. 18, 1973. Only the questions that were responded to are listed. Carter’s responses are in quotation marks.

1. Name: “Jimmy Carter” Address: “State Capitol Atlanta” Occupation: “Governor”

2. Date of Observation: “October 1969”

3. Location of Observation: “Leary, Georgia”

4. How long did you see the object?: “10-12 minutes.”

5. Please describe weather conditions and the type of sky; i.e., bright daylight, nighttime, dusk, etc.: “Shortly after dark.”

6. Position of the Sun or Moon in relation to the object and to you: “Not in sight.”

7. If seen at night, twilight, or dawn, were the stars or moon visible?: “Stars.”

8. Were there more than one object?: “No.”

10. Was the object(s) brighter than the background of the sky?: “Yes.”

11. If so, compare the brightness with the Sun, Moon, headlights, etc.: “At one time, as bright as the moon.”

12. Did the object(s)-: a. Appear to stand still at any time?: “Yes.” g. Change brightness?: “Yes.” h. Change shape?: “Yes.” I. Change color?: “Yes.”

13. Did object(s) at any time pass in front of, or behind of anything? If so, Please elaborate givingdistance, size, etc, if possible.: “No.”

14. Was there any wind?: “No.”

15. Did you observe the object(s) through an optical instrument or other aid, windshield, window pane, storm window, screening, etc.? What?: “No.”

17. Please tell if the object(s) was (were)- c. Sharply outlined: “Yes.”

18. Was the object- b. Self-luminous?: “Yes.”

19. Did the object)s_ rise or fall while in motion?: “Came close, moved away, came close and then moved away.”

20. ..Or, if easier, give apparent size in inches on a ruler held at arm’s length: “About the same as moon, maybe a little smaller. Varied from brighter/larger than planet to apparent size of moon.”

21. How did you happen to notice the object(s)?: “10-12 men all watched it. Brightness attracted us.”

22. Where were you and what were you doing at the time?: “Outdoors waiting for a meeting to begin at 7:30 pm.”

23. How did the object(s) disappear from view?: “Moved to distance then disappeared.”

26. Please estimate the distance of the object(s): “Difficult. Maybe 300-1000 yards.”

27. What was the elevation of the object(s) in the sky?: “About 30 degrees above horizon.”

28. Names and addresses of other witnesses, if any: “Ten members of Leary Georgia Lions Club.”

31. Please draw a map of the locality of the observation showing North; your position; the direction from which the object(s) appeared and disappeared from view; the direction of its course over the area; roads, towns, villages, railroads, and other landmarks within a mile.: “Appeared from west about 30 degrees up.”

32. Is there an airport, military, governmental, or research installation in the area?: “No.”

Source:

http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case294.htm

http://www.ufoevidence.org/Cases/CaseSubarticle.asp?ID=297

Dec 21

Levelland case, 1957

Todd Wayne Knipple

Todd Wayne Knipple

I was awakened to the reality of the paranormal at the age of 12 while at a friend’s home. What happened that one night back in 1983 kept me awake for three days. After that incident I was left with many questions. My determination to find answers to what had happened that night became an obsession that would lead me down a path into investigating the paranormal. I found myself consumed by these strange anomalies that were captured on video, audio and photographs, and the strange feelings and sensations I would have from walking into old buildings or a person’s home.
For nearly 30 years, I have dedicated myself to finding these answers by using a scientific approach to fully understand and bring explanations to those who seek help and who are experiencing themselves the same things I experienced some 30 years ago. I can say that out of all of the cases I have investigated over the years as a paranormal investigator, 99% can be explained as a product of environment. There is, however, that 1% that can only be considered Beyond The Grave.
Todd Wayne Knipple

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The Levelland UFO Case occurred on November 2–3, 1957 in and around the small town of Levelland, Texas. Levelland, which in 1957 had a population of about 10,000, is located west of Lubbock on the flat prairie of the Texas panhandle. The case is considered by ufologists to be one of the most impressive in UFO history, mainly because of the large number of witnesses involved over a relatively short period of time.

The incident beglev1an late on the evening of November 2 when two immigrant farm workers, Pedro Saucedo and Joe Salaz, called the Levelland police department to report a UFO sighting. Saucedo told police officer A.J. Fowler, who was working the night desk at the police station, that they had been driving four miles west of Levelland when they saw a blue flash of light near the road. They claimed their truck’s engine died, and a rocket-shaped object rose up and approached the truck. According to Saucedo, “I jumped out of the truck and hit the dirt because I was afraid. I called to Joe but he didn’t get out. The thing passed directly over my truck with a great sound and rush of wind. It sounded like thunder and my truck rocked from the flash…I felt a lot of heat.” As the object moved away the truck’s engine restarted and worked normally. Believing the story to be a joke, Fowler ignored it. An hour later, motorist Jim Wheeler reported a “brilliantly lit, egg-shaped object, about 200 feet long” was sitting in the road, four miles east of Levelland, blocking his path. He claimed his vehicle died and as he got out of his car the object took off and its lights went out. As it moved away, Wheeler’s car restarted and worked normally.

Lubbock Avalanche 11-4-57

At 10:55 pm a married couple driving northeast of Levelland reported that they saw a bright flash of light moving across the sky and their headlights and radio died for three seconds. Five minutes later Jose Alvarez claimed he met the strange object sitting on the road 11 miles north of Levelland, and his vehicle’s engine died until the object departed. At 12:05 am (November 3), a Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) student named Newell Wright was surprised when, driving 10 miles east of Levelland, his “car engine began to sputter, the ammeter on the dash jumped to discharge and then back to normal, and the motor started cutting out like it was out of gas…the car rolled to a stop; then the headlights dimmed and several seconds later went out.” When he got out to check on the problem, he saw a “100-foot-long” egg-shaped object sitting in the road. It took off, and his engine started running again. At 12:15 am Officer Fowler received another call, this time from a farmer named Frank Williams who claimed he had encountered a brightly glowing object sitting in the road, and “as his car approached it, its lights went out and its motor stopped.” The object flew away, and his car’s lights and motor started working again. Other callers were Ronald Martin at 12:45 am and James Long at 1:15 am, and they both reported seeing a brightly lit object sitting in the road in front of them, and they also claimed that their engines and headlights died until the object flew away.

Project Blue Book Document from OSI

By this time, several Levelland police officers were actively investigating the incident. Among them was Sheriff Weir Clem, who saw a brilliant red object moving across the sky at 1:30 am. At 1:45 am Levelland’s Fire Chief, Ray Jones, also saw the object and his vehicle’s lights and engine sputtered. The sightings apparently ended soon after this incident. During the night of November 2–3, the Levelland police department received a total of 15 phone calls concerning the strange object, and Officer Fowler noted that “everybody who called was very excited.”

Report on the Levelland Incident by KDFW Television’s Richard Ray: Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/clip/6977331/ (no longer available)

The Levelland sightings received national publicity, and were soon investigated by Project Blue Book. Started in 1947 as Project Sign, Project Blue Book was the official US Air Force research group assigned to investigate UFO reports. An Air Force sergeant was sent to Levelland, and spent seven hours in the city investigating the incident. After interviewing three of the eyewitnesses – Saucedo, Wheeler, and Wright – and after learning that thunderstorms were present in the area earlier in the day, the Air Force investigator concluded that a severe electrical storm – most probably ball lightning or St. Elmo’s fire – was the major cause for the sightings and reported auto failures. According to UFO historian Curtis Peebles, “the Air Force found only three persons who had witnessed the ‘blue light’…there was no uniform description of the object.” Additionally, Project Blue Book believed that “Saucedo’s account could not be relied upon – he had only a grade school education and had no concept of direction and was conflicting in his answers…in view of the stormy weather conditions, an electrical phenomenon such as ball lightning or St. Elmo’s fire seemed to be the most probable cause.” The engine failures mentioned by the eyewitnesses were blamed on “wet electrical circuits.” Dr. Donald H. Menzel, a professor of astronomy at Harvard University and a prominent UFO researcher of that era, agreed with the Air Force explanation: “members of civilian saucer groups complained that, since [the Air Force investigator] had spent only seven hours in the area, he had obviously not taken the problem seriously and could not have found the correct solution. Even seventy hours of labor, however, could not have produced a clearer picture…the evidence leads to an overwhelming probability: the fiery unknown at Levelland was ball lightning.” Dr. Menzel argued that “in Levelland on the night of November 2 conditions were ideal for the formation of ball lightning. For several days the area had been experiencing freak weather, and on the night in question had been visited by rain, thunderstorms and lightning.” Menzel admitted that “since ball lightning is short-lived and cannot be preserved as tangible evidence, its appearance on the night of November 2 can never be absolutely proved.” However, he also argued that “only the saucer proponents could have converted so trivial a series of events – a few stalled automobiles, balls of flame in the sky at the end of the thunderstorm – into a national mystery.”

However, not everyone agreed with the Air Force explanation. Critics of the Air Force explanation pointed out that the Air Force investigator did not interview nine of the fifteen witnesses, nor were they mentioned in Blue Book’s final report on the incident. In later years two prominent UFO researchers – Dr. James E. McDonald, a physicist at the University of Arizona, and Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer at Northwestern University and, at the time, a top scientific consultant to Project Blue Book, would also dispute the Air Force ball lightning/electrical storm explanation. Both men argued that there was no electrical storm in the area when the sightings occurred. Dr. Hynek wrote that “as the person responsible for the tracking of the new Soviet satellite Sputnik, I was on a virtual around-the-clock duty and was unable to give it any attention whatever. I am not proud today that I hastily concurred in [the Air Force’s] evaluation as “ball lightning” on the basis of information that an electrical storm had been in progress in the Levelland area at the time. This was shown not to be the case. Observers reported overcast and mist but no lightning.” Hynek also noted that “had I given it any thought whatsoever, I would soon have recognized the absence of any evidence that ball lightning can stop cars and put out headlights.” In 1999 UFO researcher Antonio Rullan published a detailed analysis of the Levelland sightings. After examining various weather records and the competing claims of the Air Force, Dr. McDonald, and others, he concluded that “there was no severe thunderstorm in Levelland during the time of the sightings…there could have been a few clouds with light rain in Levelland despite no rain being reported at the [nearby] Lubbock weather station.” Rullan also added that “conditions for scattered lightning, however, cannot be discounted…lightning conditions did exist” and that “data sheets from the US Weather Bureau show that thunder and lightning were observed in [nearby] Lubbock one hour after the sightings ended.”

The case is still considered “unexplained.”

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J. Allen Hynek Comments About Levelland Case.

November 2, 1957, Levelland, Texas: At 10:50 the police station received a call from a local farmhand and part-time barber, Pedrlev2o Saucedo (a symbolic name), and his companion Joe Salaz. The story: We first saw a flash of light In the field to our right, and we didn’t think much about it – then it rose up out of the field and started toward us, picking up speed. When it got nearer, the lights of my truck went out and the motor died. I jumped out and hit the deck as the thing passed directly over the truck with a great sound and a rush of wind. It sounded like thunder, and my truck rocked from the blast. I felt a lot of heat. Then I got up and watched it go out of sight toward Levelland.

Saucedo said the object was torpedo shaped – like a rocket – and estimated it as 200 feet long. Afraid to return to Levelland for fear of encountering it again, the two men drove on to Whiteface, ten miles west of Levelland, where they phoned In their report. Although Saucedo sounded terrified, the officer on duty did not at that time take the report seriously.

But an hour later the police got another telephone report. Jim Wheeler, about four miles east of Levelland, had seen a blazing 200-foot egg-shaped object sitting on the road ahead of him. At the same time, his car lights went out and his motor died. The object rose and disappeared. A few minutes later came a call front Witharral, ten miles north-northeast of Levelland; Jose Alvarez reported that his limits and motor had gone dead as he drove near a bright, egg-shaped object on the road. At 12:15 a.m. Frank Williams of Kermit, Texas, reported a similar encounter In the same area. While the officials were out investigating and, incidentally, reporting strange lights themselves, the police station received a call from James Long, Who reported that at 1:15 a.m. he had been driving on a farm road five miles N.W. of Levelland when he came upon a 200-foot-long, egg-shaped mass that glowed like a neon sign. His engine coughed and died, and his lights went out. As he got out and approached the object, which was less than a hundred yards away, it suddenly took off straight upwards. After the object was gone, his engine started easily.

These engine stoppings, we remember, also occurred in the French incidents. The next day two more witnesses reported to the police that they had encountered a UFO. Texas Freshman was approaching Levelland at 12:05 a.m. when he noticed his ammeter jump to discharge and back then his motor quit as if it were out of gas and the lights went out. He got out and looked under the hood but could find nothing wrong. Turning around he saw on the road ahead an egg-shaped object with a flattened bottomlike a loaf of bread and glowing not as bright as neon. No portholes or propellers were visible. Frightened, Wright got back into his car and tried to start it, but without success. After a few minutes, the egg rose almost straight up, veered slightly to the north and disappeared from view in a “split instant.” After it was gone, the car started normally.

Source:

http://www.ufocasebook.com/Levelland.html
http://roswellbooks.com/museum/?page_id=237
http://ufologie.patrickgross.org/htm/levelland57.htm
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/clip/6977331/ (no longer available)

Dec 21

Alien Abduction: The Betty and Barney Hill case

Ted Milam

Ted Milam

Ted grew up in Maryland and spent his early years near Antietam Battlefield, where he witnessed a few unexplained things as a young kid. When Ted graduated high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, and spent 10 years on active duty traveling the United States and quite a few Countries along the way. After a paranormal experience while serving in Japan, Ted knew he had to find out some answers. After leaving the Marines in 2002, Ted was hired as a Firefighter in the San Diego area, where he spent the next 6 years. In 2008, he went to Iraq as a contractor for a year, then in 2009, moved to Georgia where he works today as a Firefighter in the Savannah area. Ted founded Ghost Watchers Paranormal Investigations – Savannah, in 2010. Ted’s goal is to find some common answers in the paranormal field.
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hill1One of the first modern UFO and Alien mysteries happened with the crash of a UFO at Roswell New Mexico, in 1947. The Grey Alien, or E.B.E. Extraterrestrial Biological Entity, was described. They were Grey in color standing about 4ft tall with large oval heads and deep black eyes.

1961, New Hampshire. Betty and Barney Hill were a young married couple driving through the countryside one evening while returing from a vacation in Niagra Falls. They both spotted a strange light in the sky off in the distance and thought it was strange. The light got closer and began to follow them becoming eerily close and panic ensued. For unknown reasons, the next thing Betty and Barney remember was sitting in the car parked engine on in idle with several hours missing 35 miles away from where they last remembered being. Missing time has since been documented with other cases of Alien Abductions.

In 1964 during a hypnosis session, Betty Hill recalled the night of the abduction during which the E.B.E.s showed her a holographic 3D image of a “star map” where the aliens are from. Betty then drew the map which was a binary star system with several planets and common and uncommon trade routes the aliens use in space travel. It was not until 1969 during a several year investigation by the now defunct National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena “NICAP” finally located a star system that is almost an exact match to the “star map” Betty Hill drew in 1964. Known as the Zeta Reticuli star system, it was unkown at the time Betty Hill drew the “star map”. Ufologists now refer to the Grey Aliens as possible Zeta Reticulans and by the name they called themselves…Ebens.

hill2Also, during a hypnosis session in 1964, Barney Hill recalled more events of the evening in 1961. As the strange light got closer, it stopped and hovered a short distance away from the Hill’s car approximately 100ft away. The craft Barney described was approximtely 60ft in diameter, saucer shapped with several windows. Barney claims to have seen 8 to 10 small “beings’ looking out the windows at him.

Both Betty and Barney Hill recalled the classic “Alien Abduction, Examination and paralysis” that has been reported by victims over the years when they were escorted on the craft.

The Grey Aliens, Zeta Reticuli, Star Map, Missing Time, Alien Abduction this case seams to have been a first in all these topics.

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