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A Young Eric Clapton Delivers the Goods for Aretha Franklin in 1967

22-year-old Eric Clapton delivers the goods on an Aretha Franklin classic.

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In December 1967, while he was still a member of Cream, 22-year-old British guitar phenom Eric Clapton was brought into a recording studio in the U.S. and asked to add a guitar part to Franklin’s powerful “Good to Me As I Am to You.”

It represents Clapton’s first official American recording session as a “famous guest guitarist” lending his skills—and, to some degree, his name—to someone else’s recording. That’s Clapton’s guitar—we assume it’s a Gibson of some sort—in the left speaker; note that you might have to turn it up a bit for the full effect.

“Good to Me As I Am to You” was released January 1968 on Franklin’s Lady Soul album. Other musicians on the track include Spooner Oldham (organ), Tommy Cogbill (bass) and Roger Hawkins (drums). Enjoy!

Aretha Franklin – Good to Me as I Am to You

Trip Hop Universe
Published on Mar 27, 2012

Aretha Franklin – Good to Me as I Am to You album: lady soul (1968)

Who knew?! The awesomeness knows no bounds…

Not a one.

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Maynard Ferguson – Birdland

malawolf85
Published on Jul 31, 2008

Walter Maynard Ferguson, best know for his extreme high register control on trumpet, was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. Born in Verdun, Quebec (now part of Montreal) Maynard by the age of four was playing piano and violin but at 9 years of age he switched to cornet. At age thirteen, Maynard first soloed as a child prodigy with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra and was heard frequently on the CBC, notably featured on a “Serenade for Trumpet in Jazz” written for him by Morris Davis. Maynard won a scholarship to the French Conservatory of Music where he studied from 1943 through 1948 with Bernard Baker. Maynard dropped out of Montreal High School at age 15 to more actively pursue a music career, performing in dance bands led by Stan Wood, Roland David, and Johnny Holmes. During this period, Maynard came to the attention of numerous American bandleaders and began receiving offers to come to the United States. Maynard moved to the United States in 1949 and initially played with the bands of Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey, and Charlie Barnet. The Barnet band was notable for a trumpet section that also included Doc Severinsen, Ray Wetzel, Johnny Howell, and Rolf Erickson. When Barnet temporarily retired in 1949 and disbanded his orchestra, Maynard was free to accept an offer to join Stan Kenton’s newly formed Innovations Orchestra, a 40-piece jazz concert orchestra with strings. While the Innovations Orchestra was not commercially successful, it made a number of remarkable recordings, including “Maynard Ferguson,” one of a series of pieces named after featured soloists. When Kenton returned to a more practical 19-piece jazz band, Maynard continued with him. So popular was Maynard with Kenton that for three years running, 1950, 1951, and 1952, he won the Down Beat Readers’ Poll as best trumpeter. In 1953, Maynard left Kenton to become a first-call session player for Paramount Pictures. Ferguson appeared on 46 soundtracks including The Ten Commandments. Ferguson still recorded jazz during this period, but his Paramount contract prevented him from playing jazz clubs. While he enjoyed the regular paycheck, Ferguson was very unhappy with the lack of live performance opportunities and left Paramount in 1956. In 1956, Maynard was tapped to lead the Birdland Dream Band, a 14-piece big band formed by Morris Levy as an “all-star” lineup to play at Levy’s Birdland jazz club in New York City. While the name “Birdland Dream Band” was short-lived and is represented by only two albums, this band became the core of Maynard’s performing band for the next nine years. Following the path taken by many jazz artists in the 1960s, Ferguson left the United States. Feeling that he needed a period of spiritual exploration. Maynard formed a new band and it made its North American debut in 1971. Maynard latched on to the burgeoning jazz education movement by recruiting talented musicians from colleges with jazz programs and targeting young audiences with performances and master classes in high schools. This practical and strategic move helped him develop a strong following that would sustain him for the remainder of his career. In 1988, Maynard formed the group Big Bop Nouveau, a nine-piece band featuring three trumpets, one trombone, two reeds and a three-piece rhythm section. The band’s repertoire included original jazz compositions and modern arrangements of jazz standards, with occasional pieces from his ’70s book and the Birdland Dream Band; this format proved to be successful with audiences and critics. In 1992, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. Just days after completing a weeklong run at New York’s Blue Note and recording a studio album in New Jersey, Maynard developed an abdominal infection that resulted in kidney and liver failure. Ferguson died on the evening of August 23, 2006 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California.

Maynard gives Birdland a whirl… and it is good. Of course! My cuz played bass with Maynard for a good while.

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Joe South – Coming Down All Alone (brilliant song!)

Published on Jun 14, 2016

At last one of Joe South’s best songs has been uploaded on Youtube. The song is the opening track on his 1972 album ”A Look Inside”. (I didn’t have access to the original vinyl album or CD release when I uploaded the song, but I hope this sounds OK anyway.)

An insight into the aftermath of addiction and the tragedy thtat rips lives apart. Very powerful. Joe was such a brilliant man. He moved upstairs way too soon.

Dig it.

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“Games People Play” – Joe South – 1969

murphicus
Published on Feb 24, 2007

Make sure to visit www.joesouth.com

There is also a wikipedia.org page on “The Games People Play” that has some great info on the song. The lyrics below are from that site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Games_Pe…)

“Games People Play” is a song written, composed and performed by singer/song-writer Joe South. In 1968, the song was released on Joe’s debut album: Introspect. It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970. The song has been covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Tesla, The Georgia Satellites, Big Tom and The Mainliners, Bill Haley and His Comets, The Tremeloes, Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon, Ike and Tina Turner, Dreadzone, Hank Williams Jr., Inner Circle as well as others. It was also mentioned in the Brian Wilson song “Games Two Can Play” from his unreleased album Adult Child.

Noteably, in Singapore circa 1969, an instrumental version showed-up on a single by The White Crane Orchestra. The reggae band Inner Circle also released a cover version which was quite popular in Europe for a while in the mid-90s. In 2006, it was covered by Jools Holland on his album Moving Out to the Country with guest vocalist Marc Almond. The Scottish singer, Dick Gaughan, covered it on his album A Different Kind of Love Song.

Whoa–the games people play now.
Every night and every day now.
Never meanin’ what they say now.
Never sayin’ what they mean.

While they wile away the hours
in their ivory towers,
’till they’re covered-up with flowers
in the back of a black limousine.

[Chorus]

La, da, da da, da-da da;
La, da, da da, da-da de…
talkin’ ’bout you-n-me
and the games people play–now.

Whoa we make one another cry,
break a heart then we say goodbye;
cross our hearts and we hope to die
that the other was to blame.

But neither one will ever give-in,
so we gaze at an eight-by-ten
thinkin’ ’bout the things that might have been
and it’s a dirty rotten shame.

[Chorus]

People walkin’-up to ya,
singin’ glory hallelujah
‘n’ they’re tryin’ ta sock it to ya,
in the name of the Lord.

They’re gonna teach you how to meditate,
read your horoscope, cheat your fate.
And furthermore to Hell with hate
Come-on and get-on board.

[Chorus]

Look-around tell me what you see.
What’s a-happenin’ to you and me?
God grant me the serenity to jus’ remember who I am.

’cause you’ve given-up your sanity
for your pride and your vanity,
turn your back on humanity;
Oh and you don’t give a da da da da da.

[Chorus x 3]

-Joe South

I loved it then… I love it even more now. Still 100% true and relevant.

I have never heard anything by the late Joe South that I didn’t like. Rest In Peace, Sir.

A brilliant singer/songwriter and guitarist, who was so terribly underrated. He did great session work, too, check the credits on Chain of Fools by Aretha.

Dig it.

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Australian anti-aircraft gun in action at Tobruk during an air raid at night. Gun flashes provide the only lighting for this photograph.

1941

Source

via machtzumsieg’s reblogging of a post by mjdvr

Out in a far away land, in the middle of the desert, at night. While planes are dropping bombs on you. Not a good way to spend your evenings, but sometimes necessary. Because humans suck. And they also let elite fat cats order them to go and die so they can have another yacht or two.

Lord make it stop.

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She’s moved upstairs. Nice write up with her background history at Ultimate Classic Rock.

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Aretha Franklin, the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died according to the Associated Press. The cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

A canny ability to blend soaring gospel and soul-deep R&B, city attitude with country values, gritty feminism and stark emotion transformed Franklin into a towering figure in popular music. “No one can copy her,” Jerry Wexler, Franklin’s legacy-defining Atlantic Records producer, memorably argued. “She’s all alone in her greatness.”

Chain Of Fools

Aretha Franklin – Topic
Published on Feb 9, 2017

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group

Chain Of Fools · Aretha Franklin

Aretha’s Gold ℗ 1968 Atlantic Recording Corp.

Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Johnson
Backing Vocals: Ellie Greenwich
Backing Vocals: Erma Franklin
Backing Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
Bass Guitar: Tommy Cogbill
Drums: Roger Hawkins
Guitar: Joe South
Organ: Spooner Oldham
Piano, Vocals: Aretha Franklin
Producer: Jerry Wexler
Arranger: Alex Shaw
Writer: Don Covay

Auto-generated by YouTube.

Hey! She’s bringin’ Soul to all them Souls!

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phgI hope you feel like this lovely girl must do for a smile like that. I am not quite that happy, especially as I messed up earlier (social boneheaded idiot, you know), but I am doing pretty well for a welcome change.

This is due to my discovery that setting my environmental controls in a certain way allows me to have once again, the bizarre dreams that I used to when I quit cigarettes years ago and when I had run out of ganja. I had chain smoked it and it shut off my dreaming. I hadn’t even realized, to be honest, which I find unusual.

I think if I can discipline myself to not chain it, I could enjoy the wonderfulness of the gift God’s given us again without the dulling. I had never noticed any dulling before, but then again I’d never done it like that before.

My dreams can really be out there. My Type II has me getting up every so often to pee but the dreams can usually be continued through much of the night. Which is fantastic.

Another result of the change is that my periods of sleep between interruptions has increased in duration, which, naturally, is fabulous. Feeling the positive effects of that, too.

The awesomeness knows no bounds.

Oh. Yes. Sorry!

The environmental change was turning the A/C off at night so it was not noticeably cold in the room but not warm enough to sweat. Also turned off the path directing fan in the living room, for noise and the bedroom fan to low, also for noise.

Wa la!

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mmm
bealeiderman Last year’s leaves get festive with tiny mushrooms/slimemold.

image via voiceofnature

They’re beautiful! And they’re blue!

Fungi are extraterrestrial in origin, you know.

I think that’s simply wonderful. In the most awesome way possible.

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If You Get This Plant at Home, You’ll Never See Mice, Spiders, or Ants Again

BRIGHT SIDE
Published on Jul 17, 2018

How to Get Rid of Mice, Spiders, and Ants. How to keep pests out without hurting yourself with chemical repellents? According to the Canadian Center of Occupational Health and Safety, the chemicals in pest repellants may cause headache, diarrhea, mental confusion, weakness, loss of reflexes, unconsciousness, and even death.
How about we go “au naturel” and try out some pest repellents that you can find right in your kitchen cabinet or garden? Try eucalyptus essential oil to keep spiders away, peppermint oil to wipe away ant trails, marigold to repel all kinds of pests like mosquitoes and flies, and aluminium foil or original scented dryer sheets to keep mice out.

TIMESTAMPS
How to use peppermint oil 1:03

How to use basil 1:36

How to use lavender 2:13

How to use catnip 2:40

How to use rosemary 3:06

How to use eucalyptus essential oil 3:34

How to use baking soda 4:02

How to use marigold 4:37

How to use dryer sheets 5:01

How to use peanut butter 5:34

How to use aluminum foil 6:11

How to use ultrasonic repellent 6:28

How to use borax 7:21

How to use steel wool or copper mesh 7:50

How to use cayenne pepper 8:19

How to use neem 8:51

How to use lemon thyme 9:47

Music: 1. Action Hero . Jingle Punks 2. Nutty Comedy . Biz Baz Studio www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/…

SUMMARY
-Add some peppermint oil to your cleaning solution and mop your floor with it to wipe away ant trails.
-Lemon basil and cinnamon basil can effectively repel the Anopheles gambiae complex, a group of mosquito species known to carry malaria.
-Lavender scent can protect your home, pets, and other plants from being infested by bugs.
-According to research, nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that your kitty loves so much, acts as an irritant against these common household pests.
-Rosemary is commonly used in cooking and has medicinal properties. It also attracts butterflies but deters flies and mosquitoes.
-Apply a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to some cotton balls and put them in areas where you often find spiders.
-Mix baking soda with sugar, and place a bowl of water near it. This lethal trio creates a chemical reaction inside the roaches’ stomach, which, let’s just say, won’t end well for the little buggers.
-Marigold contains pyrethrum, a compound that’s commonly found in commercial bug sprays.
-Put original scented dryer sheets in these places to keep mice out. -Protect yourself and your family by setting traps with peanut butter for mice and rats.
-Mouse-proof your house by placing sheets of aluminum foil in their hideouts.
-Try ultrasonic repellents if you’re willing to spend the money. These things emit high-frequency sounds that are only sensitive to a mouse’s ears.
-Borax is used as a cleansing agent and in glass-making. It can also kill ants, roaches, termites, spiders, and even mold.
-Use steel wool or copper mesh to mouse-proof your house and seal the deal with caulking.
-If you need to keep wild animals out of your garden, cayenne pepper is a perfectly safe way to keep them at bay. Sprinkle it on the topsoil to keep rabbits and squirrels from munching on your fresh veggies.
-Burning neem leaves gives about 76% mosquito protection for up to two hours. You can also heat the leaves up for 25% protection.
-Another plant that’s proven to fend off mosquitoes is lemon thyme. Smash it and apply it to your skin after running a test on a small area.

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Thought this was pretty well done and likely of use to many. As for myself I’ve got little tiny ants and more skeeters than normal this year. The occasional mouse but I try to keep stuff they’d be into locked away, which works well. A bowl with peanut oil in the bottom will get you a bunch of mice.

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NASA’s TESS Catches a Comet

NASA Goddard
Published on Aug 6, 2018

This video is compiled from a series of images taken on July 25 by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The angular extent of the widest field of view is six degrees. Visible in the images are the comet C/2018 N1, asteroids, variable stars, asteroids and reflected light from Mars. TESS is expected to find thousands of planets around other nearby stars.

Read more: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/…

This video is public domain and, along with supporting multimedia, may be downloaded from NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio at: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13030

Video credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Lead Public Affairs Officer Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Lead Science Writer Padi Boyd (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

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This is pretty darn cool… short but jam packed with great info for our knowledge banks.

Dig it.

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“So Near To Nowhere” from Rough Cut by Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager.

Released: 2018. Track 2 of 13.

Six original songs imbued with the spirit of the blues’ greatest traditions and seven vibrant takes on classic tunes by Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Son House and more.  From front porch acoustic finger-picking to swaggering Chicago shuffles and dark, swampy blues, Curtis and Alan play with the joy of kids in a candy store, delighting in the rich, captivating legacy of the blues.

LINER NOTES

Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Alan Hager’s guitar expertise has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. “Alan is the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says.

Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers. “We did it for the love of the music,” says Salgado. “This is where our hearts are. These are deep songs that we love to play.”

With Curtis’ inspired singing and world-class harmonica playing and Alan’s spellbinding guitar, Rough Cut is the album Salgado and Hager have always wanted to make together—soulful, sparse, haunting—a blues lover’s dream come true. The music is a moving exploration of the joyful, emotionally uplifting power of passionately played and soulfully sung acoustic blues, the music Hager calls “American Classical.” “This type of music moves us the most,” says Salgado. “You believe it when you hear it.”

Wonderfully wonderful. Oh my, yes,

Dig it.

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Andrew Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (V-Disc 1941)

Zemorg
Published on Jan 7, 2016

A very youthful looking Andrews Sisters performing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy V-disc for U.S. military overseas personnel, WWII era. Circa 1941. Their casual appearance makes them look quite attractive by today’s standards. Particularly Maxene (on the right) with her hair up. Alas most of their career they had heavily permed 40’s hairstyles of the day, not unattractive by any stretch, but reminded me a bit too much of my grandmother.

Oh do I adore these three ladies… from a tiny baby boy right up to now as a decrepit old phart.

They were and remain, in a word — perfect.

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Canned Heat – Going Up The Country

Brian Matthews
Published on Feb 25, 2012

Canned Heat – Going Up The Country

Lyrics:

I’m going up the country, baby don’t you wanna go
I’m going up the country, baby don’t you wanna go
I’m going to some place where I’ve never been before

I’m going, I’m going where the water tastes like wine
I’m going where the water tastes like wine
We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time

I’m gonna leave this city, got to get away
I’m gonna leave this city, got to get away
All this fussing and fighting, man, you know I sure can’t stay

Now, Baby, pack your leaving trunk, you know we got to leave today
Just exactly where we going I can not say
But we might even leave the U.S.A.
‘Cause it’s a brand new game, and I don’t want to play

No use of you running or screaming and crying
‘Cause you got a home as long as I’ve got mine

Truly wonderful and truly a classic. It neatly said what so many of us were thinking. And in many ways still are…

Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together

Beat-Club
Published on Oct 29, 2009

Die komplette Beat Club-Folge mit diesem Auftritt im iTunes Store erhältlich! https://itunes.apple.com/de/tv-season… Canned Heat mit ihrer Wilbert Harrison Coverversion “Let’s Work Together” live im Beat Club am 30.01.1970! Der Song stammt von dem Album “Future Blues” und wurde in Europa als Single zur Begleitung der damaligen Tournee veröffentlicht. Er entwickelte sich zum einzigen von Bob “The Bear” Hite gesungenen Top Ten-Hit der Band. Gleichzeitig ist dies einer der letzten Liveauftritte mit Gitarrist/ Sänger Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, der am 03.09.1970 an einer Überdosis Tabletten starb.

Another great live performance by Canned Heat at the Beat Club. This time on their European tour 1970. The song is taken from the album “Future Blues”, released as a single in Europe and the only Top Ten-Hit for a Canned Heat title sang by Bob “The Bear” Hite. It’s also one of the last performances with Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson who died a few months later of a tablet overdose at age 27.

Oh, man, those were the days… the days when we thought we could fix all the evil in the world. We found out different, but damn, we had some marvelous minstrels.

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Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman [1967]

TatanBrown
Published on Jan 19, 2011

Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Song written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King & Jerry Wexler / Album: Lady Soul (1967)

A beautiful and all too brief song rendered like no other by a totally real and totally natural woman.

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Aretha Franklin – Respect [1967] (Original Version)

TatanBrown
Published on Oct 17, 2008

Aretha Franklin – Respect
Song written by Otis Redding
Album: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [1967]

RESPECT

(oo) What you want
(oo) Baby, I got
(oo) What you need
(oo) Do you know I got it?
(oo) All I’m askin’
(oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain’t gonna do you wrong while you’re gone
Ain’t gonna do you wrong (oo) ’cause I don’t wanna (oo)
All I’m askin’ (oo)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I’m about to give you all of my money
And all I’m askin’ in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

—— instrumental break ——

Ooo, your kisses (oo)
Sweeter than honey (oo)
And guess what? (oo)
So is my money (oo)
All I want you to do (oo) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin’ (just a little bit)
You’re runnin’ out of foolin’ (just a little bit)
And I ain’t lyin’ (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) ‘spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I’m gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

It was heartbreaking learning this morning that this magical, magnificent woman is gravely ill and not expected to make it much longer. Thank God she is surrounded by her family and friends.

She is a Hero of Heroes and has inspired so many, myself included. Oh, Lord, another treasure is moving upstairs. Thank God we will always have her art to comfort us and make us happy.

Love You, Dear Heart!

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Wow… there are now 5,500 registered subscribers here at this wacky fool’s blog. I thank you all. It still amazes me that such a thing is possible.

I’m pretty sure it is only for the naked women. That’s what the stats show. The posts I really want people to read are almost never read. Well, except for ones on Hitler.

I like, need and want truth. Truth fears no investigation. I like truth in everything, whether it’s current events or history.

Anyway, I’d best shut up and enjoy that number. I hope it lasts.

Bless you all.

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Rare audio on Westall UFO Encounter – James Kibel talked to Westall teacher (1966) [QUFOSR]

QUFOSR
Published on Aug 5, 2018

Big shout out to The Project and all the other huge mainstream media outlets that couldn’t even give the channel a single mention or credit. All this work we do is purely fore the few minute piece you created, thanks from the channel you never credited.

This video contains rare audio of James J. Kibel (commonly confused as James E. McDonald as it was later sent to him) discussing the infamous Westall UFO incident after meeting with the science teacher who witnessed the object. I believe this is the first copy to be posted on YouTube and is relatively rare.

Here are notes of interest below if you’re having trouble understanding the audio: – Science master, two other staff and 300 kids watched a UFO maneuver over the school

– 5 planes tried to intercept the UFO

– Science master was in the same club as Mconalds brother-in-law, a bizarre coincidence. Because of this connection Mcdonald invited the Science teacher over and discussed in depth what he witnessed.

– Believes it wasn’t the officials who squashed the sighting, it was the head master. He was so scared he refused to go into school yard even after it was back in the sky.

– When the Royal Australian Air Force tried to contact the headmaster he told them ‘go jump in a lake’

– Children ran into science masters room hysterical so he went to look himself

– Couldn’t see UFO at first but saw other children looking towards the north-east

– When he joined the children he saw the UFO hovering just above power lines – Science master described the object as a bright silver object, size of a tire with a ‘bar/rod’ into the air.

– At this point he noted a light plane moving towards it about 1000ft up, 2000ft from where he was standing

– Now joined by more children and the physical education teacher they watched

– The light plane supposedly called in other planes and 4 converged on object with this light plane

– Science master says most amazing flight maneuvering he ever seen in his life commenced, planes were doing everything possible to approach the object. Amazed there was no collision.

– Every time planes got near the object it would slowly accelerate, then rapidly accelerate away from the planes and then stop again. Every time they chased it would do the same.

– This continued for 20 minutes, by this stage 360 people (children, staff) were watching – The thing shot away in seconds (I don’t know if I heard that correctly, so sorry)

– The headmaster then come out and demanded everyone to return to their classes at once and gave the school a lecture. He told the students they would be punished if they discussed it and told staff they’d lose their jobs if they did.

– Science master has 3 degrees, was not stupid. He was very annoyed with the headmaster

– When asking the PE teacher to describe what she saw in detail she wouldn’t say anything

– One of the older children confirmed the full story and accurately described the object. When going to re-ask the student she was no long there, she had gone home and wouldn’t discuss it again. The Westall UFO encounter is an event that occurred on 6 April 1966 in Melbourne, Australia. For more than 20 minutes 200 students and teachers at two schools allegedly witnessed an unexplained flying object which descended into a nearby open wild grass field. The paddock was adjacent to a grove of pine trees in an area known as The Grange. According to reports, the object then ascended in a north-westerly direction over the suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

http://www.qufosr.com   http://www.facebook.com/qufosr

Ah, Westall… a favorite among favorites and an important case in the annals of UFO history. So much has been lost that it is a Godsend when things like this come to light.

Rather disturbing how it cuts off at the end in not only mid-sentence but mid-word as well. Where’s the rest? I have heard a new documentary is in the works… this is likely from that… I definitely want to see it.

westallufo

Here it is! Alamy Photo file title: “photograph of the supposed westall ufo encounter where more than 200 F7PF0F.” $20 to remove the watermarks… forgive me, eh.

Source Article at news.com.au – via the Anomalist.

Edit to add these videos:

Witnesses at Westall

Aaron Langmaid
Published on Mar 17, 2017

For the first time in more than half a century, a panel of eye witnesses hope to shed light on an enduring Aussie mystery — and one of the world’s most baffling UFO cases.

Melbourne UFO Mystery: 50 Years On | Studio 10

Studio 10
Published on Jan 20, 2016

Do you believe? We’re joined by witnesses of the Westall Incident – when UFOs were spotted by school kids in suburban Melbourne. Studio 10 | 8.30am on TEN

Oh heck! Here is the original doco!

UFO The Westall 1966 UFO Incident Australia (full length TV ep)

UFOandAlienChannel
Published on May 15, 2013

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Podcast UFO with Shane Ryan, Westall Flying Saucer Incident, 1966

Martin Willis Live Shows
Published on Dec 25, 2013

http://podcastufo.com/ First Martin gives a hardy thank you to everyone for a banner year, then a fascinating interview with Shane Ryan, the Westall Flying Saucer Incident investigator.

Westall UFO Park trees are bent inwards

Peter Maxwell Slattery
Published on Jul 28, 2015

Pete and Solreta do a video on how the tress are bent inwards at Westall in Australia, which is where a UFO event took place in 1966 with around 200 witnesses. Weirdly, it is apparently said that the trees are doing the same thing where Travis Walton’s experience took place. Maybe something to it and worth taking note on.

Dig it. The truth will come out eventually. But we want “eventually” to be NOW!

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lpbestiary

The Flashlight Frog is a cryptid purported to live in Cameroon. Ranging from three to six inches long, these amphibians have a horn-like protrusion on the end of their nose that emits a red light. They use this to attract insects. They catch them with a yellow, spiked tongue that is coated in a deadly saliva.

The Flashlight Frog was first mentioned by legendary cryptozoologist Karl Shuker in his 1997 book From Flying Toads to Snakes with Wings.

Image source.

Monster master list.

Suggest a spook.

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Quick Cryptid Snippet: Flashlight Frog
In June of 1997, naturalist and cryptozoologist, Jonathan Downes was visiting an animal fair at Newton Abbot in Devon, England. While there, he came across a cage of exotic tree frogs from Cameroon, West Africa. The exotic frog seller noted that the frogs were able to make their nose glow in darkness in order to attract prey. The vendor was selling the frogs for $38 per frog. Unable to purchase a specimen, Downes took the information to local herpetological scientists (herpetology: branch of zoology that studies amphibians) where he was told that science recognizes no frog species that are able to (or known to) produce a bioluminescent light.

The Flashlight Frog is described as being around 2-inches long with green skin uniformly covering its body and large pale eyes set widely upon its head. It is noted as having a slightly raised bump or “horn” at the end of its nose that is slightly blue in color. This is the area that is able to light up or glow via bioluminescence (the production and emission of light by a living organism). At night, it lights up its nose to attract flying insects and once close enough, the frog strikes with a long pale yellow tongue.

-The Pine Barrens Institute

*Image Credit: Google

I am proud to call both Karl and Jonathan my friends. They are both so kind and truly wonderful people. In my hiding from the world angst, however, I will admit that condition caused an unawareness of Jonathan’s discovery… and Karl’s reportage… forgive me, gentlemen, I know not what I do. I am so… nevermind. 🙁

This thing is cool. Bioluminessence in itself is cool… and one wonders in awe at how Mother Nature endows some with it and the requisite skills to use it for survival.

Mother knows best. And she cares not for our rules. Don’t forget it. It is something we can only hope to someday come to grips with.

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That fabulous phrase, cooked up long ago by US servicemen to describe as quickly as possible the general state of the organization they served, is also the only phrase that can come close to describing the general state of yours truly.

For those who don’t know, it’s an acronym standing for f***ed up beyond all recognition.

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ameliaI have posted about Amelia before with information from the same source, Mr. Mike Campbell, who is currently the only person on earth telling the actual story of what happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.

There is a foul and thoroughly disgusting pile of animated pig poops named Gillespie who has a phony baloney group that regularly goes on phony expeditions, finding phony ‘evidence’ and bleating all over the place about it. It is all 100% horseshit. There are others, too, like whoever did that stupid photo a while back and anyone who commented on it.

What happened to her and her navigator has been known for decades. It was even in the newspapers in 1960.

But people don’t pay attention because they have been carefully conditioned not to. Any mention of a mystery is a lie.

The fliers were captured by the Japanese after landing at Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which was at the time owned and controlled by the Japanese, who were, at the time, extremely nasty people. They took Earhart and Noonan and imprisoned them on the island of Saipan. They met their deaths there. Their aircraft was found in a hangar on Saipan and destroyed by the United States Military after the invasion of Saipan by our forces.

There is no mystery.

This situation has been attested to by no less a person than General Nimitz. You know, the Marine hero who has a class of ship named after him. Yes, that guy. And two other guys who had ranks like his.

The real reason for all the bull poops is that at the time Amelia was the Darling of the entire world, especially, of course, America. She had a status that no one today or in recent memory has. Times were different then. The reason for the cover up was due to the fact that the despicable wuss Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who KNEW where she was — chose to leave her and Mr Noonan there to die — rather than upset the Japanese.

If the American people ever found that out he would have been literally dragged through the streets and hanged. Make no mistake about that.

Why it still continues to this day with dickheads like Gillespie disparaging her memory … especially as it was freaking published way back when, I cannot fathom. FDR had much clout, I guess. Not with me.

It really upsets me, though, as you might be able to tell.

So I have now posted, prompted by a new post at Mr. Campbell’s blog, which I have reproduced below in a moment of really bad blogging etiquette along with a thorough interview of Mr. Campbell by the Expanded Perspectives guys.

I have bought his book and it is amazing. You should, too, if you want to learn the facts about this topic. It’s now less than a 20 in paperback at amazon.

Please honor this fabulous woman who along with her intrepid navigator died a most unpleasant death, abandoned by our forces who could I bet have definitely saved them.

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last

Expanded Perspectives Podcast
Published on Apr 14, 2016

On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys talk with Mike Campbell about his new book “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” the second edition.

Nearly everything the American public has seen, read and heard in the media for nearly 80 years about the so-called Amelia Earhart mystery is intentionally false or inadvertently misleading. The widely accepted myth that the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan during their ill-fated world-flight attempt in July 1937 is among the greatest aviation mysteries of the 20th century is an abject lie, the result of decades of government propaganda that continues unabated to this day.

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last dismantles and debunks the popular theories that Amelia Earhart’s Electra crashed and sank off Howland Island on July 2, 1937, or landed at Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro, where the suddenly helpless fliers died of starvation on an island teeming with food sources.

The Truth at Last presents many remarkable and enlightening new findings, eyewitness accounts, and never published revelations from unimpeachable sources including three famed U.S. flag officers and iconic newsman and Earhart researcher Fred Goerner’s files that reveal the truth about Amelia’s death on Saipan, as well as the sacred cow status of this matter within the U.S.

Mike Campbell served as an award winning print and broadcast journalist while on active duty with the U.S. Navy and as a civilian public affairs officer with the Air Force. As a result of an assignment to write a newspaper overview story about the so-called Earhart “mystery” for the Navy, Mike began seriously studying the history of research into the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. In 1988 he began a long–term correspondence with Thomas E. Devine, author of the 1987 classic, Eyewitness: The Amelia Earhart Incident, and soon became convinced that Devine, Fred Goerner, Paul Briand Jr., Vincent V. Loomis and Bill Prymak were correct when they claimed that Earhart and Fred Noonan died on Saipan at an undetermined date after they failed to reach Howland Island on July 2, 1937. After 14 years of collaboration with Devine, With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart, was published in 2002 by a small Ohio company.

He retired in October 2008 after 30 years of combined military and civilian service, and lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Nee, and their cats. You can contact him at [email protected]

Show Notes: Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Website Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last 2nd Edition on Amazon

Music: All music for Expanded Perspectives is provided with permission by Pretty Lights! Purchase, Download and Donate at www.prettylightsmusic.com Songs Used: Pretty Lights vs Led Zeppelin Future Blind Almost Familiar

Here is the post… forgive me, Mr. Campbell, please…

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last
Propaganda versus fact in the disappearance of America’s First Lady of Flight

Did Nina Paxton hear Amelia’s calls for help? “Absolutely,” says longtime researcher Les Kinney

By earharttruth on July 30, 2018 at 12:07 am

Another July has nearly passed, a month when, for decades, two things have been certain.  Many will flock to Atchison, Kansas for the annual Amelia Earhart Festival love-in on her July 24 birthday, and a new dose of recycled snake oil purporting to solve the so-called “Earhart Mystery” as dictated to media stenographers by Ric Gillespie of TIGHAR, the only “internationally recognized expert” to whom anyone should listen, will be injected into a culture sodden with lies about Amelia’s fate.  We’ve been watching this revolting circus of endless deceit for 30 years now, with no relief in sight.

Last year Gillespie brought cadaver dogs to Nikumaroro to search for the remains of the lost fliers.  Words fail to express how utterly ridiculous this idea was, once one understands how many people lived and died there since the late 1930s, none of them Earhart or Fred Noonan!  Even more ludicrous, the U.S. and world media reported this absurd spectacle as if it were a serious attempt to find the lost fliers, while an ignorant, incurious public looked on without a word of protest against this attack on all common sense.

(Editor’s note:  Soon after this post was published, TIGHAR’s Tom King Ph.D. wrote to inform us that “Ric didn’t take the forensic dogs to Nikumaroro; he opposed our taking them. You can blame National Geographic and me for that outrage.”)

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Amelia turned 121 on July 24, but who’s counting? Once in a blue moon the lady who was part tomboy, part grease monkey and all pilot would dress up for a photographer, and at these times she could be quite stunning, as in the above. Happy Birthday, Amelia! (Courtesy Bachrach.)

We can fairly wonder why our esteemed media gatekeepers never asked TIGHAR’s boss why he would be looking for Earhart’s bones on Nikumaroro, when the bones found there in 1940 were long gone, and according to University of Tennessee professor Richard L. Jantz, were almost certainly Earhart’s?  On March 7, 2018, The Washington Post covered the story thusly: Bones discovered on an island are hers, a new analysis shows.”

This July, Gillespie didn’t ask the credulous to believe that a jar of freckle cream, discarded pieces of aluminum, an old shoe sole, a zipper, a woman’s compact or even long disappeared human bones are proof that Earhart and Fred Noonan landed on Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Islands and died of starvation a week later on an island overflowing with food and water sources.

Gillespie has taken a more subtle approach this year, perhaps realizing that nearly everyone except the truly brain dead have had their fill of the annual hysteria and phony hype about the imminent “solution to the Earhart mystery” that he and his minions will soon produce.  These disinformation drills are always followed by absolutely nothing, as another worthless claim is debunked and falls by the wayside, relegated to the garbage pile of the assorted flotsam and jetsam that Gillespie and his cronies have scraped and dug out of Nikumaroro, where hundreds of native settlers and even U.S. Coast Guardsmen lived from the late 1930s to the ’60s.

In a lengthy paper titled “The Post-loss Radio Signals” he authored with Robert Brandenburg, Gillespie brings out his trademark bells, whistles, colorized graphs and charts that have long dazzled and bamboozled the unwary and made him infamous among the literate to proclaim:  “As with Dr. Jantz’s findings, the patterns and relationships emerging from the data show that TIGHAR has answered the 81-year-old question: what really happened to Amelia Earhart?”  None of this is new, and nothing Gillespie conjures up will ever place the lost fliers on Nikumaroro, because they were never there, as a mountain of legitimate evidence tells all who bother to take their eyes off the shiny objects TIGHAR is constantly waving at them.

The Washington Post, long a stalwart in the TIGHAR water-carrying brigade, led the way in this season’s current propaganda blitz with its July 25 story, Amelia Earhart’s last calls: Research suggests dozens heard radioed cries for help.”  Here’s the key excerpt from the Post story we will focus on forthwith:

On July 3, for example, Nina Paxton, an Ashland, Ky., woman, said she heard Earhart say “KHAQQ calling,” and say she was “on or near little island at a point near” . . . “then she said something about a storm and that the wind was blowing.”

“Will have to get out of here,” she says at one point. “We can’t stay here long.”

Note that the Washington Post says nothing about where the radio signals came from that Paxton claims she heard, despite the fact that Paxton named that location in some of her letters.   Of course not, because the Marshall Islands are nowhere near Nikumaroro, where Gillespie and TIGHAR’s cash cow lives. 

Fox News, along with the rest of the usual suspects, followed the Post story with its own version of the same agitprop, and three comments with my name and Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last were expunged shortly after they appeared on the Fox News site.  This was reported to me by staunch supporter William Trail, who notices such things.  When it comes to the Earhart story, Fox News is far worse than the hated Washington Post, which Fox demeans as being too liberal.  Can you blame me for despising this “fair and balanced” news Gestapo? 

At least the Post briefly mentioned Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last in its new article, and even provided a link to its July 11, 2017 story, which gave me a few paragraphs to vent, thanks to Amy B. Wang, the story’s co-author who took the time to briefly interview me.  Pigs will fly before Fox News or any of the other mainline media would even consider doing such a thing.

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In a letter to Fred Goerner describing her July 3 radio reception, Nina Paxton wrote, “We lost our course yesterday and came up here.  Directly Northeast of a part of Marshall Islands near Mili Atoll.”  (Photo courtesy Les Kinney.)

Longtime researcher Les Kinney has plenty more to say about Paxton’s claims, and he doesn’t file his stories with Fox News, the Washington Post or any other news organizations, for obvious reasons.  Occasionally he brings his work here, where the truth is always welcome and most appreciated, especially when it sheds new light on nagging questions.

The last time we heard from Kinney was his March 9 dismantling of the aforementioned TIGHAR-Richard Jantz-bones fantasies.  Although we still differ over his belief about the identity of the figure sitting on the dock in the Jaluit-ONI photo of History Channel infamy, as far as I can discern, we agree on virtually everything else of significance.

Without further delay, here’s some real Earhart news, courtesy of an Earhart researcher whose findings, with one well-known exception, will not be found in our corrupt media. (All boldface mine.)

The Nina Paxton Papers
By Les Kinney

At about 2:20 in the afternoon of July 3, 1937, Nina Paxton was fiddling with the tuner on her Philco radio in Ashland, Kentucky.  Suddenly, she heard Amelia Earhart “In a very clear strong voice.” For a few seconds, Nina attended to the needs of her five-year old son thinking Miss Earhart must be on a training flight.  When she then realized Amelia was crying for help, she listened and took a few notes.  A few minutes later, Earhart was gone.

Until her death on Christmas Day, 1970, Nina Paxton told anyone who would listen that Earhart had crash landed in the Marshall Islands.  She tried to remember everything she heard that day. She began standing vigil over her radio listening to the short wave band hoping to hear Amelia again.  A few years later, Nina wrote to Rand McNally looking for information on the Marshall Islands.  She developed a guilt complex and believed she hadn’t done enough to save Earhart’s life. She searched for new memories, words or phrases Amelia might have said on that early July afternoon that might have previously escaped her.  No one seemed to believe her.  In the mid-1940s, she wrote to the Office of Naval Intelligence, Walter Winchell, and the FBI.  Toward the end of her life she corresponded with Fred Goerner, the bestselling author of The Search for Amelia Earhart.  Nina’s letters always carried the same general message: Amelia Earhart landed in the Marshall Islands.

Skeptics said Nina could have gotten her information from newspapers, radio, and seeing the 1943 movie Flight for Freedom.  The fact that Nina waited a full week to tell her local newspaper didn’t help her credibility.  On July 9, 1937, the following brief article appeared in the Ashland Daily Independent. It differs from Nina’s notes from July and August 1937.  Nina had more to say than the local reporter sent to print:

Mrs. C.B. Paxton, 3024 Bath Avenue, told the Independent she heard the distress message of Amelia Earhart noted American woman flyer lost in the Pacific ocean last Saturday afternoon at two o’clock.  Miss Earhart and her navigator Frederick J. Noonan, last were heard from in the air at 2:12 EST last Friday when they said they had only a supply of gas good for thirty minutes.

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This news story appeared in the Ashland (Kentucky) Daily Independent on July 9, 1937.

The message came in on my short wave set very plain,” Mrs. Paxton said, “and Miss Earhart talked for some time.  I turned the radio down one time to talk to my little child and then turned it back up to catch the last part of the message.

I didn’t understand everything Miss Earhart had said,” Mrs. Paxton told the Independent, because there was some noise.  She gave the following message as she understood it:

“Down in ocean,” then Miss Earhart either said ‘on,’ ‘or’ [sic] near little island at a point near. . . .” After that Mrs. Paxton understood her to say something about “directly northeast,” although she was not sure about that part. “Our plane about out of gas.  Water all around very dark.” Then she said something about a storm and that the wind was blowing. ‘Will have to get out of here,’ she said. “We can’t stay here long.”

The message was preceded by Miss Earhart’s call letters, “KHAQQ calling, KHAQQ calling.”   

Because Nina’s letters in the 1940s were so passionate, I suspected what she had to say was true.  Why would she lie? Nina was educated, married, a registered nurse, and had no bone to pick.  When I started investigating her background, I found out she died a widow in Ashland, Ky., Christmas Day in 1970.  She left no family.  Her husband passed away in 1954.  Her son got into one scrape after another until he ended up in prison.

It took me three years and quite a bit of luck to locate the Paxton papers.  Eventually, I discovered Nina’s Earhart files at tiny Mars Hills University in the mountains of western North Carolina.  They were donated to the university by a wife of a doctor that had worked with Nina in the 1950s.  The Paxton box had been collecting dust in a library storeroom since 1975.

I planned to report the Paxton findings in the book I am writing on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.  Recent events caused me to change my mind.  TIGHAR just released a new Post Loss Radio Study touting the claims of Betty Klenck in 1937 as a 15-year-old claimed to have heard Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on her home radio for several days.  None of the post-loss radio messages collected by TIGHAR give a location where Amelia and Fred went down.  The Paxton papers tell us Earhart and Noonan went down in the Marshall Islands.  Mars Hills University recently put a few of Nina Paxton’s letters on the internet: http://southernappalachianarchives.org/ /show/4.  It is time to share my findings.

There are over a hundred letters, some notes, and a few newspaper and magazine clippings making up the Paxton material.  I copied them all.  The first letter is dated July 14, 1937.  Nina continued to write and offer insight into the Earhart disappearance until close to her death.  After reviewing all the files, it appears there might be a few writings and reference notes missing.

At about 2 p.m. on July 3, 1937, local time, Nina Paxton heard Amelia Earhart’s distressed voice announce she had gone down in the Marshall Islands.  Nina had no idea where the Marshall Islands were located.  Nor did she know the call sign for Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra wasn’t KHABQ.  After hearing Earhart on her radio, Nina went to the Ashland Police Department and then to a nearby Coast Guard Station to report what she had heard. They laughed at her and said the call sign for Earhart’s Electra was KHAQQ.  It was for this reason that Nina didn’t tell the local press of Earhart’s distress message until July 9, 1937.  Nina had no idea the call sign for Earhart’s previous plane, a Lockheed Vega, was KHABQ.  A tired, exhausted, worried and emotionally drained Amelia Earhart blurted out her old call sign the day Nina heard the distress message on July 3, 1937.  It would have been an easy thing to do.

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“There is a picture of Amelia and Fred on the internet standing next to the tail of the Electra looking over such a map,” Les Kinney writes.  “If they relied on that map, Fred would have only had a general idea where he and Amelia had gone down.”

Nina Paxton heard the only post-loss radio report giving a specific location where Amelia and Fred landed.  During the two months following Earhart’s disappearance, Nina enclosed her rough notes in the letters she sent to Mrs. Noonan, George Palmer Putnam, Walter Winchell and Congressman Fred M. Vinson.  Nina typed the rough notes out twice and tried not to embellish what she had heard.  She created spaces where she was unsure of a word or phrase.  The first rough note is without a heading.  The second one is titled, “Call of a Courageous Lady.”  She didn’t like that either and scratched it out.

In some of her later notes, which aren’t on Mars Hill’s web site, Nina wonders why Amelia used the time of her arrival as 2:20.  She possibly thought Earhart might have converted the time to Eastern Standard Time and makes that point in later letters.  Nina puts this confusion in parentheses.  Nina’s two rough notes held by Mars Hill University seem to be a cumulative compilation she completed sometime in August 1937.  Nina says “the plane was damaged in landing near a part of Marshall Islands.” Amelia says Noonan was injured, and that he “doesn’t walk very well, and that he (Noonan) bruised his leg badly when landing.”

(Editor’s note:  This detail about Noonan’s leg injury is directly reflected by eyewitness Bilimon Amaron’s account to several researchers, including Vincent V. Loomis.  See pages 107-108 in Amelia Earhart: The Final Story.)

In a letter to George Putnam dated Aug. 5, 1937, Nina writes she found a piece of scratch paper she had written while listening to Earhart. Miss Earhart mentioned three little islands.  The little one (perhaps a reef) they were on, north of Howland Island at a point very near an island she called “Marshall.”  (Sadly, this little piece of scratch paper is missing from the Mars Hill holdings.)  Rather naively, Nina tells George Putnam in a letter dated Aug. 5, 1937, “If there is an island known by the name of Marshall and it can be contacted, I believe it well worthwhile to do so at once as I am sure Miss Earhart, and Captain Noonan will be found in this area.”  

Early researchers Vincent Loomis and Oliver Knaggs in the late 1970s and early 1980s focused their attention on the middle of three islands at Mili Atoll.  On my recent trips to Mili Atoll, we discovered airplane artifacts in the middle of three small islands.  Nina’s rough notes indicate she heard Earhart say, “Directly north-east of a part of Marshall Islands, 90 ****173 longitude and 5 latitude. We missed our course yesterday and came up here.”

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This section of the “Sketch Survey” of Mili Atoll taken from U.S. and Japanese charts focuses on the northwest quadrant of Mili Atoll, where Barre Island is clearly noted.  Native witnesses saw the Electra come down near Barre, and Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were seen embarking the Electra and seeking shelter on one of the tiny Endriken Islands nearby.  Recent searches of the area by Dick Spink and Les Kinney have uncovered several artifacts that might have come from the Earhart Electra, but testing has not solely linked them to the Earhart plane to the exclusion of all others. 

No one knows whether Fred Noonan carried sectional maps for the Marshall Islands.  The U.S. Navy hadn’t the opportunity to map the area since the Japanese took control in 1914.  It wasn’t on their planned route and its likely Fred had to rely on an old British map of the Pacific from his seafaring days.  There is a picture of Amelia and Fred on the internet standing next to the tail of the Electra looking over such a map.  If they relied on that map, Fred would have only had a general idea where he and Amelia had gone down.

When Nina heard Amelia Earhart on the afternoon of July 3, 1937, she scratched down a few words where Amelia said they had landed. 90 ******173 longitude and 5 latitude.  If you look on a map, 5 degrees North latitude and 173 East longitude is not far from Mili Atoll.  (End of “Nina Paxton Papers.” )

I devoted nine pages of Chapter III, “The Search and the Radio Signals,” in Truth at Last, a section titled “The ‘Post-Loss’ Radio Messages,” (pages 40-49 TAL 2nd Ed.) to an examination of most of the significant alleged receptions from Amelia, but omitted Nina Paxton’s claims because at the time I wasn’t enthusiastic about them and hadn’t properly researched the Paxton claims to write about them intelligently.  Thanks to Les Kinney, we’re now much smarter about Nina Paxton.

So what are we to believe?  Did Amelia Earhart send radio messages from her downed Electra, transmissions that were heard by Nina Paxton in Ashland, Ky., by Pan American Airways, U.S. Navy stations in the central Pacific and numerous amateur radio operators in the continental United States?  I’m not technically smart enough to claim any special insights, but I’ve presented the educated verdicts of several experts in radio propagation and reception capabilities of the day in several posts.  For what its worth, I think Nina Paxton’s account could be the most compelling of all these alleged messages, and should be taken seriously at the very least.

You can find an extensive discussion of the significant post-loss messages in the three posts I wrote on this subject in 2014:

Earhart’s “post-loss messages”: Real or fantasy? published April 30, 2014, followed by Experts weigh in on Earhart’s ‘post-loss’ messages two weeks later, and finally Amelia Earhart’s alleged ‘Land in sight’ message remains a curiosity, if not a mystery | Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last on May 27, 2014.

This is of prime importance to me.

The phony crap that pervades and infests the internet and the media is the real mystery. WHY?

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lpbestiary

The Stymphalanian birds are a group of man-eating birds from Greek mythology. They are said to be the size of cranes, looking like ibises but with more powerful beaks. They will attack any who hunt them, killing them with their beaks. They can pierce any iron or bronze armour, but will catch their beaks in armour made of thick cork.

The birds were the pets of Artemis, but fled to Arcadia from a pack of wolves. They bred quickly and overwhelmed the townspeople. For his sixth labour, Heracles hunted and killed the birds with arrows dipped in the blood of the Lernaean Hydra.

Image source.

Monster master list.

Suggest a spook.

Looks mighty intimidating… that beak! Yeesh. One of them coming after you would be enough… imagine if there were a bunch! Ooh Lordy.

Good thing we don’t see many of them these days. Good job, Hercles! We thank you.

 

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lpbestiary

In North American folklore, the Roperite is a fearsome critter. It has leathery skin and a long, rope-like beak which it uses to ensnare its prey. Unlike almost all other fearsome critters, the Roperite lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, as opposed to the northern woods.

The Roperite is said to be incredibly fast, with no living animal able to outrun it. Its skin is also impervious to thorns, allowing it to move easily though the chaparral.

Image source.

Monster master list.

Suggest a spook.

Hey, if I go out there, maybe I could get myself eaten by one of these. Worth a shot, I guess, but this is another one I’ve not heard even a peep about.

I will need to investigate more into possible locations and see if I can pull it off.

 

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cryptids-of-the-world

The Turtle Bottoms Monster is an anteater-like creature found living along the Saline River Watershed in Harrisburg Illinois. The Turtle Bottoms Monster is described as an anteater and an ape hybrid it has a long anteater-like snout and in some reports it has four legs. According to some people the Turtle Bottoms Monster is a hybrid animal released into the wild by the Federal Government. The Turtle Bottoms Monster is not afraid of people and even approached people on the local make-out point in 1960 and even spawned a few searches for the creature but no evidence of the Turtle Bottoms Monster was ever found.

via cryptids-cryptids reblogging cryptid-wendigo

Another anecdotal animal. But that’s alright. We shall add it to the menagerie of mystery. 1960 was a long time ago these days. Never heard of it before. That’s not an uncommon thing, though.

I hope they get a whole mess of ’em cloggin’ up Harrisburg’s doin’s. That’d be perfect.

Nice colors, eh.

 

 

ucu

The Ucu is a Chilean Sasquatch, typically spotted in the Andean foothills. It is described as being 5-7 feet tall with thick hair and huge limbs and as making a unique sound – “uhu, uhu, uhu.” One proposed explanation for sightings of the ucu is that they are actually spectacled bears.

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via cryptids-cryptids

“Spectacled bears.” LOL ROFL Mao! These “experts“ kill me. They are experts in avoiding any thought, imagination, investigation or exploration of any kind at any cost.

We should remove them from the gene pool.

Gene agrees.