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Frank Sinatra – Chicago

I do not own the rights to this song.

Lyrics

Chicago, Chicago–that toddlin’ town.
Chicago, Chicago–I will show you around. I love it.
Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago.
The town that Billy Sunday couldn’t shut down.

On State Street, that great street, I’d just want to say –
They do things they don’t do on Broadway.
They have the time, the time of their life.
I saw a man, he danced with his wife.
In Chicago, Chicago, my home town.

Chicago, Chicago–that toddlin’ town.
Chicago, Chicago–I’ll show you around. I love it.
Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago.
The town that Billy Sunday could not shut down.

On State Street that great street, I’d just like to say –
They do things that they never do on Broadway.
They have the time, the time of their life.
I saw a man, he danced with his wife.
In Chicago… Chicago… Chicago.
That’s my hometown!

Oh Frank, man, how do you #ing do that?

I’ve bin wantin’ to play that in honor of the new mothman batman type dude who’s been making very swoopy appearances in that notorious town called Chicago lately. Notorious. Hey man, they get their own special Blues, you dig?

Who better than Frankie? That was recorded in one take, you know. ONE. #ing awesome. What happened to that?

Before I can’t steer back… Our own Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters is hot on the case along with Manuel Navarette of UFO Clearinghouse. Lon has made this fab map that I couldn’t resist sharing. It’s interactive and the numbers will take you further down the rabbit hole. Also listen to Arcane Radio for updates.  Map’s updated with new ones as they happen but I don’t know if this instantiation will or not. We’ll see.

= )

Pretty localized… critter’s staying in that one general place … doesn’t look so large mile-wise.

Looks like it makes forays straight in from a starting place then does the same thing a little ways on down the line.

I really want this to get sorted out because it is the strangest stuff going at the mo.’

Yep, even stranger than the dogmen … although I really dig them too!

 

Peace

 

Linda Godfrey- Werewolves/Dogman

Expanded Perspectives talks with author and researcher Linda Godfrey about real life Werewolves and Dogmen!

Linda Godfrey has an amazing amount of experience in researching this fascinating phenomenon.

On this weeks episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off talking about how it might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogers is good for teeth, and overall health. Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan and say parents should not discourage their children from picking their noses because they contain ‘a rich reservoir of good bacteria.’ Eating snot can also prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth, according to the article published in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The findings even suggest snot could defend against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers and even HIV. Then, A Canadian witness at Edson reported a glowing object following her vehicle just 20 feet overhead.
Then, this summer, darkness will fall across the face of America. The birds will stop singing, the temperatures will drop and the stars will become visible in the daytime sky. In about 100 days, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Astronomers are calling it the Great American Eclipse. For the amateur sky-watcher, a total eclipse presents a rare opportunity to witness a cosmic hiccup in our day-night cycle. For solar astronomers, however, the eclipse offers something else: three minutes (give or take) to collect as much data as possible about the sun’s usually hidden outer atmosphere. Then, the host of the Italian paranormal Youtube channel, The Theory of Truth, spoke of his strange creature encounter in the summer of 2011.
After the break Cam and Kyle speak with Lon Strickler about many of the recent Mothman sightings near the city of Chicago. Lon began the ‘Phantoms and Monsters’ blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and read daily by tens of thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators and those seeking the truth! His research and reports have been featured on hundreds of online media sources. Several of these published reports have been presented on various television segments, including The History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’, Syfy’s ‘Paranormal Witness’ and ‘Faked or Faked: Paranormal Files’, & Destination America’s ‘Monsters and Mysteries in America.’ As well, he has been interviewed on several radio broadcasts, including multiple guest appearances on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ and ‘Darkness Radio.’ He was also featured on Destination America’s ‘Monsters and Mysteries in America’ television show for ‘The Sykesville Monster’ episode. ‘Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research’, in conjunction with the ‘UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania,’ ‘Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society,’ ‘Crypto Four Corners International’ and ‘Astral Perceptions Universal’, investigates all facets of the paranormal and the supernatural…be it terrestrial or non-terrestrial phenomena. We are a ‘not for profit’ organization. The clients are never asked or pressured to compensate us for the services we provide. The goal is to research the reported incident and to find the true nature of the account.

Show Notes:
Eating Bogies is Good for Teeth and Overall Health, Scientists Conclude
Canadian witness says UFO followed car 20 feet overhead
The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready
The Crow Man
Phantoms and Monsters
Arcane Radio

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Lon is great and has such energy… working on the Chicago Phantom and a hundred other things no doubt.

Expanded Perspectives talks with Warren Darragh on the Thylacine Research Unit

Just have a gut feeling that they’re out there.

Missing Hunters

This week on Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how an ancient, rectangular copper mask recently found in the southern Andes in Argentina is about 3,000 years old — one of the oldest human-made metal object from South America — and its discovery challenges the accepted idea that South American metalworking originated in Peru, according to archaeologists. Then, hitting the snooze button at weekends to make up for early starts during the week may be doing more harm than good. Social jetlag – which occurs when your work and social commitments conflict with your innate desire to sleep at certain times – may increase your risk of heart disease.
Then, recently a cattleman found one of his cows dead and showing signs of a mysterious mutilation. The animal displayed unusual incisions and some parts of the body were missing. The event caused amazement among the residents of Colonia Los Sauces, Department of Concordia. The cows displayed perfect, cauterized incisions on their heads and bodies, with their tongue and salivary glands extracted along with udders, rectum, part of the large intestine and reproductive tract. Then, a very strange couple was recently spotted in Las Vegas. The witness believes that they were in fact human looking Aliens.
After the break, Cam brings up some very disturbing accounts of missing hunters. These hunters were well versed in the outdoors and experienced in the art of bushcraft and survival. It seems unexplainable that they would disappear under mysterious circumstances. All of this and more on this weeks episode of Expanded Perspectives!

Show Notes:
This Mask Is Among the Oldest Human-Made Metal Objects in South America
Late nights and lie-ins at the weekend are bad for your health
Argentina: A New Cattle Mutilation in Concordia
Human Like Aliens Spotted in Las Vegas
Missing 411 Hunters
Missing 411 The Movie

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Potpourri. With Missing 411!

Gary Christensen of the BFRO

Expanded Perspectives Podcast talks with Gary Christense about Bigfoot

So what was BFRO up to?

Imma go now.

More later.

Peace

 

Giant Skeletons: A Contentious Debate – presented by Micah Hanks FULL LECTURE

See more Megalithomania videos and subscribe at: https://www.youtube.com/MegalithomaniaUK. Micah Hanks discussed the folklore surrounding giants as well as evidence that may support the existence of larger than normal human beings. He referenced a petroglyph in North Carolina known as Judaculla Rock, named after a giant of Cherokee legend called Tsul ‘Kalu. Hanks shared the myth of Tsul ‘Kalu and how it ties into the history of purported giants found in the Americas. Anthropologists James Mooney records the tale of a party of slant-eyed giants nearly twice as tall as common men that had come from the West to visit the Cherokee. There is a contentious debate about the existence of giants, noting that it is not necessarily a conspiracy since some of the best evidence supporting human remains of large stature can actually be found in Smithsonian records. http://micahhanks.com. Filmed on the ‘Ancient Alien Cruise’ organised by Mike Migliore.

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Okay watch out … my interest in ancient stuff has had twin turbos installed so expect more of these types of posts.

I am pleased to see Micah on the case. He’s good with no woo, thorough in research, very intelligent and able to articulate topics so they’re understood in voice or writing. Not only that … he is a really good musician.

Hanks is a welcome bit of fresh air in a field I have been in way too long having met way too many looneys. And I do mean looneys. He was that way when he started and he still is. This is a good thing.

It would be such a thrill to discover something so powerfully cool. After watching and hearing this you will know that it could still happen. No woo needed.

Enjoy.

Peace

 

“The eyes of that extinct species of giant,
whose bones fill the mounds of America,
have gazed on Niagara as our eyes do now.”

— Abraham Lincoln 1848

Mysterious North America Giants & Advance Ancient Human Civilizations

This is Jim Vieira, a stonemason and researcher of antiquities in many places. This has a lot on New England, where I live. These things are fabulous. I am new to Mr. Vieira, but I will say that I like the guy and I’m going for legit because so far that is what I see in his evidence, presentation and manner. Good on him for doing this work. For me and my interests, I applaud him.

The official story of what they are is simply ludicrous. Much like codswallop but worse. These things are #ing ancient.

I will make an edumacated guess at at least sometime just after the last catastrophe which was at 7,000 years ago. I don’t think they can be older, even than the end of the Younger-Dryas but that might depend on just what that last one was about. In any event they were here long before the volk from yurrop and it seems before the “Indians.”

WHO made these things?

I dunno it makes me all excited but I guess not many others.

The Old Ones! And we do mean… Old.

Paece

Peace even

ETA: 🙂

Jim Vieira/Hugh Newman “Giants In North America”

TradCatKnight

Could do without the religious bit injected but some of it was certainly relevant.

I think work in this area should be restarted by more people than just these two lads.

More peace

 

Nessie spotted in loch in Scotland

Seagull attacks Nessie

Well now, I don’t know. A tube commenter said that at 0:26 you can see a rope being pulled taught, meaning that it is a log, but I can’t on on full screen on my 4K 15.6 incher (the vid’s 1080p), but we need to take my severe glaucoma into account. Thanks depression! I ask… do you see it? Please let me know.

It does change direction, but that could be done, I imagine and depending on the topography it could even be easy…

But what’s got the bird’s knickers in a twist?

Do they usually get annoyed with logs as a matter of routine?

I thank the Pucabob, Friend, Fortean and High Priest of Maine for posting this.

 

Peace

 

Sorry! 

OMG I did a post with this title before…oh boy…so…

I dig pteros, yall, especially those nice, warm, live ones! Yes, I do currently feel that there are live ones. Of several sorts. In various locations throughout the world, with markedly varied environments.

The following excerpts are from the site, Live Pterosaur.

“I did interview him [Eskin Kuhn, eyewitness who had drawn this sketched] by phone just a few weeks ago, and I found his response to my surprise phone call truly enlightening: He was highly credible in his manner of speaking and his answers to my unexpected questions. This mature man has not been playing a hoax for four decades, for everything points to an honest reporting of a real experience. In light of many other sightings, by many other eyewitnesses, Mr. Kuhn’s sketch now deserves serious attention.”

Gitmo Pterosaur Seen by Kuhn

“I was not stationed to the barracks; but to 2nd Battallion, 8th Regiment (reinforced), H&S Co., 106mm recoiless rifle platoon. . . . It was a beautiful, clear summer day . . . most of the platoon was in the new barracks “hanging out”. I was looking in the direction of the ocean when I saw an incredible sight. It mesmerized me! . . .  I saw two Pterosaurs . . . flying together at low altitude, perhaps 100 feet, very close in range from where I was standing, so that I had a perfectly clear view . . .

“. . .  the texture of the wings appeared to be very similar to that of bats . . . they had a long tail trailing behind with a tuft of hair at the end.”

***


Madonne. I am so messed up. But be that as it may, since a wee lad pterosaurs have always been high on my list of true loves. I have always dug reptiles in general and used to caress garter snakes and friends lovingly. My mind, pretty much, was merged with the brainpan of this iteration of my physiognomy immersed and embedded (till dinnertime) as deep in the wood as I could get with no other humans about. Most of the time alone, not even with my brother.

Also been deeply into cryptozoology since, well, since I learned of it’s existence. I have never had the means or resources to be a researcher but I think it would be a fine thing. Anyway, imagine my delight upon learning that these dudes are still around.

I mean, not a heck of a lot could be cooler than that, right? Although those bipedal dudes are in hot competition.

The site I took the snippets of the impressive Mr. Kuhn from is run by a guy, Jonathan Whitcomb. who goes out and checks things out on expeditions. That is excellent; and he presents his stuff well and seems to have dozens of pterosaur web sites. Not sure why that is.

There are some really excellent pieces by some Fortean scholars on the Mysterious Universe site, too, as well as the BioFortean Review.

Gots ta run. Someday I will catch on to this time thing…

 

Peace

 


Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting,
For fear of little men;
— William Allingham – The Fairies

 

The Little People

Nothing fancy here folks, just keeping everyone updated on one of the latest. Please refer to the Phantoms & Monsters article for more details……
http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/20…

Okay now, before you giggle…

Consider the fact that in 1850 – when the Scot, William Allingham penned his famous poem, the fear of little men was a very serious subject that impacted daily life. Even preventing men on horseback with firearms from going hunting to fill their bellies. That could be considered significant, methinks.

I have not yet encountered a little person. Given the poem I am usually of the opinion that this is likely a good thing, but I do note that according to JC Johnson’s findings these lil guys are not only still around and being seen but are indeed found all over the globe and not just found in Yurrop… as the impression might surely have taken hold from readings such as that poem.

JC mentioned the Hobbits, Homo florensiensis, found in the islands of the Asian / Australian area of the Pacific, but I am thinking that those are not the right guys, as we only have ancient remains which appear to be rare and there was recently a decision by the boffins that they are not on our branch of the tree at all, not that that latter bit matters a whole lot, but still…

At any rate, I’m of the opinion (currently) that the little men are a different critter all together and – one that is apparently still around and causing the occasional ruckus.

I think we should find out one way or another.

Peace

I apologize for the brevity of my posts, but I just don’t have the resource of time at hand these days…bear with me.

More peace

 

Here for your approval are some critters from the same old drive as the recent post : ) Actually the Bigfoot / Yowie dude is new but all the rest are from days gone by. Quite the diversity of species, eh! From bacteria to a horse and a Syrian ass! Put in a movie star and a blob-o-light too just for lulz. That ginormous segmented grey beastie of a soldier fly larva – omg – I could do without meeting, truth be told, but, it is pretty nifty. Click one, it will be nice.

Enjoy

Love animals.

ALL animals.

Except cockroaches.

Peace

 

Loch Ness in Maine

Seen floating in the Penobscot River here in Bangor Maine!

At first glance it looks pretty good. If your bandwidth can handle it watch it in full screen at 1080p.

I wish his camera could zoom. His phone, most likely.

Oh well.

Peace

 

Bigfoot story by old man

Bigfoot story by old man Windell Brockway

And here is a transcript posted on April 19, ‘17 at Phantoms and Monsters which is where I found this true gem. Hey, this is exactly the sort of testimony that in my humble opinion you can take to the bank, to use an awful old cliché.

Texas Witness: ‘Yeah, I seen it’

In a 2015 Youtube video, Windell Brockway told of his Bigfoot encounter in 1958:

“My name is Windell Brockway. I’m talking about a thing that happened to me in 1958. I was about one mile outside Union Valley, Texas. And me and my brother-in-law was down at Joel Atherton’s hauling hay. We had a big truck to unload. We unloaded it and stacked it in the barn. Then we got ready to come home. We got in the car. It was an old car, an old Studebaker. We were driving down the road and there’s an old house on the left-hand side and an old corral. And we went back and as we were going back, I looked over to the left and I seen this big white thing standing up yelling and it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. And my brother-in-law who was driving, he looked over at me and he said, ‘Windell, did you see that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I seen it.’ I said, ‘What was it?’ He said, ‘I don’t know what it was, but it was something.’ I said, ‘Well, turn around, let’s go back and look at it.’

So we went up about a half a mile and there was an old road and he pulled in there and we turned around and went back. I didn’t have nothing other than old drink bottle on the floor, so I picked it up. He said, ‘What are you gonna do with that?’ I said, ‘Man, that’s a big thing, I don’t know what it is.’ I said, ‘I think it’s some kind of monster or something.’ And we pulled back by there and that thing was still out there. And he’s shaking his hands up and down and he’s white; he had them long hairs on him, on his arms and body. My brother-in-law said, ‘Do you see that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I see it!’ And we went on back down the road and we turned around in and went back and when we went back, it was gone. And we drove on past it, and went on into town.

I told my wife about it and my sister but they didn’t believe me. But I seen it. James Fred Taylor was my brother-in-law. If he was still alive, he’d tell the same story. That was back in 1958. I’m glad to be telling the story about it. That’s all of it.”

Source: From Youtuber Siberian Hitch from a video titled “Bigfoot story by old man – Siberian Hitch” published on 27 Aug 2015

To me this is gold. I can detect nothing in this fella’s voice or manner that leads me to think he’s not just telling the interviewer what he saw. Simple as that.

Peace

 

aiai

A long, long time ago, Peru and Brazil were, shall we say, not pleased with each other and there were continual difficulties over the border between their countries. It must be noted that the entire length of the disputed area is tropical rainforest, pretty much,, i.e., deep, dark jungle, passable even today only with very high effort and golly, the sitch a hundred years ago? Fuggedaboudit! Some iffiness might be expected. But something had to be done.

OK, maybe a lot or a little of that scenario is a product of igular speculation but hey, it came out the same way…

Lt. Col. Percival Harrison Fawcett

The British ruled the world back then, so they took on the job of sorting out the border for those wacky South Americans. They needed somebody good at mapping in the middle of the jungle and keeping a good head. Not many of those folks around.

Chosen for the job was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army with a DSO, Distinguished Service Order, an Artillery officer by trade. By passion, though, Lt. Col. Percival Harrison Fawcett was an explorer and an archaeologist of some notoriety throughout the world. He got the job done. I personally think that that is the sole reason for all those terribly straight lines at the border there. Amazing work. To me, at least.

An incident that occurred during the couse of this mission in 1907 somewhere in the waters of the Beni swamps is what we are interested in.

It was fleeting and for us, significant af but he took it in stride along with all the ‘regular’ unknowns…bugs and birds and bats and such.

He certainly had passion and drive, not to mention expert skills and was in a serious quest for a long lost City of Gold that was rumored to be in the area after he learned of it while reading an explorer’s report from 1743 that hinted strongly enough at it to convince our man that it was worth spending every minute of free time looking for. He never did find it, sadly, but he passed looking for it, as one should if one is going to, doing what you love, for he never returned from his last excursion to find it.

Wiki on the Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett DSO (18 August 1867 – during or after 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America. Along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared in 1925 during an expedition to find “Z” – his name for an ancient lost city, which he and others believed to exist and to be the remains of El Dorado, in the jungles of Brazil.[1]

Google search overview

Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru’s Amazon Basin, bordering Brazil and Bolivia. In the west, vast Manú National Park encompasses Andean highland, cloud forest and lowland jungle. Celebrated for their biodiversity, the savannahs and old-growth rainforest of Tambopata Reserve lie in the southeast. Just north is regional capital Puerto Maldonado, at the convergence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers.

Area: 32,935 mi²
Founded: December 26, 1912
Dialing code: 82

Here is the scope of the area off of the Google satellite. Google maps page centered on this area.

Needless to say, it is about as “jungle” as you can get on this Earth. As you can see…
note: the pic below is interactive and you can do a 360° turn and zoom in and out : )

I personally am well pleased with the fact that the fabulous Ollantaytambo and famous Cusco are only a stone’s throw away. Save on travel, eh what? Not only that, but on a more serious note the closeness of such places lends a good dollop of credence to the good Colonel’s prize actually existing. And as the mighty Pucabob, Fortean of Maine, reminds us, they’ve found 56 cities under the canopy so far using the spiffy new LIDAR radar instruments, so hey, it’s like this—we know they could do it and make it look easy and I certainly do imagine they could do a heck of a lot more than we could ever give them credit for.

But I don’t want to get too far off track as this is after all only a blog.

What we are concerned with is that in 1907 Colonel Fawcett saw an animal that he took to be a Diplodocus. Yes, the dinosaur. He included it in his reports back. Apparently the folks that live around there were at least aware of it. And the terrain is perfect for the thing, just like it’s ancestors lived in. Well, pretty much. Hot, wet and lots of water.

A good overview is located at a place called Genesis Park, where you may want to avoid any references to a religious agenda that’s present. I do note with some sadness that thesem sorts of sites are the only ones who will carry this sort of thing these days. Not so in the past… So they have a page on this called Diplodocus in the Amazon, where the two snippets below are extracted from…

“In 1907 Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Fawcett of the British Army was sent to mark the boundaries between Brazil and Peru. He was an officer in the Royal Engineers and was well known as a meticulous recorder of facts. In the Beni Swamps of Madre de Dios Colonel P. H. Fawcett saw an animal he believed to be Diplodocus… The Diplodocus story is confirmed by many of the tribes east of the Ucayali, a region covered by Clark.” (Clark, Leonard, E., The Rivers Ran East, 2001, p. xvi.) The drawing to the left is by Colonel Fawcett’s son, Brian. (World Explorer Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6, p. 62.) The intrepid explorer also picked up reports of huge monsters inhabiting the swamps near the Madidi River in Bolivia. “There are snakes and insects unknown to scientists, and in the forests of the Madidi some mysterious and enormous beast has frequently been disturbed in the swamps–possibly a primeval monster like those reported in other parts of the continent. Certainly tracks have been found belonging to no known animal–huge tracks, far greater than could have been made by any species we know.” (Fawcett, Exploration Fawcett, 1953, pp. 220-221.)

I like this one…

In later years, a few occasional reports concerning the “Madidi monster” would reach the west. Modern-day explorer Leonard Clark picked up stories of Indians seeing long-necked animals that browsed on the vegetation and attacked canoes that approached them. “Speaking of reptiles, old boy, Colonel Fawcett reached the eastern edge of Madre de Dios, out where you are going. It is a country of swamps apparently. One day while running his dugouts through it, he saw a great reptilian head rise out of the jungle, but before he could shoot, the head was lowered. From the noise the beast made getting away, he took it to be some sort of dinosaur. His Indians revolted and it was necessary to return to Mato Grosso. When I smiled, he presently added, ‘Don’t be too sure they don’t exist – we hear a great many stories from the Indians here!’” (Clark, Leonard, The Rivers Ran East, 2001, p. 41.)

There isn’t much on the webz and a lot of sites just post the page the above are taken from but Googling Fawcett will net you some good stuff. Here are some to get you started.

Related Links:

Benedict Allen talks about Colonel Fawcett

Colonel Percy Fawcett is Alive After he disappeared into the jungle and didn’t come back out, Fawcett’s story gained impressive traction world-wide – and for quite a long time.

Mysteries of Ancient South America by Harold T. Wilkins

Last words from the legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett – includes expedition map

Very Large Maps of Colonel Fawcett’s Amazon Jungle Expeditions

English translation of Manuscript 512 This is the tale written by the ancient explorer that managed to convince Fawcett that there was indeed a grand lost city that he should devote his days to seeking. He named the city simply Z.

Colonel Fawcett’s 1925 Expedition to search for the Lost City of Z

Manhunt in the Jungle by George M. Dyott

The Lost City of Z by David Grann Book Review

Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado

Tale of a Lost Explorer and Lost City by Kosmo

Great stuff!

If I was in good shape and could see where I was going I would most assuredly go and look for the creature. Absolutely. The creationists from the Genesis Park site went down there in 2005 in answer to my question in the title, which I think is great, but, of course, found nothing. They say that not  verymany of the locals knew of the thing but a few did still. Perhaps that means they finally did all go up to heaven in the century since our man saw one. But I think they are still there, a very few probably, hanging on, just farther away from the ever-encroaching people.

We can hope, eh? Mokele Mbembe bin needin’ some play dates, don’tcha know…

I better post this. For some reason I inadvertently hit publish twice before I was done… the first time before I even wrote anything! Sigh.

Enjoy.

Peace

 

Doug Skinner “Musical Curiosities”
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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2008

Doug Skinner presents “A Cabinet of Musical Curiosities” at INFO’s 2002 FortFest. After playing a variety of obscure and archaic instruments, Doug entertained with this rather strange song on agriculture. For more information on INFO go to http://www.forteans.com

This man can make you laugh, friend, I assure you. He outdid himself every single time.

Great on the ukulele. Best friend of John Keel.

I used to pick him up in front of his apartment in the City and we would drive down to the INFO shenanigans in Baldymore and back. One time I messed up his sound really badly. That was awkward. He freaked out one late night because we all liked the Beatles and we awoke to him gone. Uncomfy. Still. And that was years ago… more than 10, for sure.

Oh, those were times.

I also want to relay my best regards to my late friend Dave Singer up in Heaven, a Fortean and a physicist and the first INFO member I ever met. (The uploader, check it) He knew everybody and took part in the investigation of the notorious Coso object and loved filming and above all, kayaking. Cheers, Dave.

Peace

 

Woo Hoo ! Personally, this development is simply too fabulous for my feeble mind to contain and I do believe my cranium will explode in 3…2…1… -… -… -… oh wait, I’m okay now… but, I mean, whoa!

We are concerned here with the three objects in the image above. They are on the Moon, this is a hi-res Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photo. It is zoomed in as far as it will go. Technically there are four, but the other is little and just out of frame at the top. Oh well.

Note: This photo, while not only nifty, but keen as well, is not what has caused the roiling pressure cooker in me ‘ead, though. No, we’ll get to that. This pic is so you know what of we speak. Click it to enlarge.

They are of interest beyond the fact that they do have a strikingly building-like appearance, but, as we are well aware, that don’t necessarily mean jack. Pareidolia can be immensely realistic. But these features do, to me, look like buildings. OK, cool. So… now what?

Well! So many memories and warm thoughts of the innocently naive and ever-so-powerful enthusiasm of the past (what happened to that?) came flooding back when I saw the latest work of long-time space image researcher and hey, man, Pioneer, even, Dr. Mark J Carlotto. He did so much awesome work using his mastery of analysis to great advantage when all these Moon and Mars anomalies were brand spankin’ new and floodin’ in to the  delightfully astounded balls of our eyes.

Something I had no idea of is the apparent fact that artificial things, things we make like buildings and cars and the like create what are called anisotropies when they are rendered in two dimensions. At least they do here on Earth.

anisotropy
[ˌanīˈsätrəpē]
DEFINITION

  1. noun form of anisotropic

an·i·so·trop·ic
[anˌīsəˈtrōpik, -ˈträpik]
ADJECTIVE

  1. physics (of an object or substance) having a physical property that has a different value when measured in different directions. A simple example is wood, which is stronger along the grain than across it

    • (of a property or phenomenon) varying in magnitude according to the direction of measurement.

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So this info could prove useful, you’re thinking and you are right because the spy boffins, the photographic ones, have created software for finding artificial objects wherever they may be. It finds the anisotropies in the given image and the filters out all the naturally occurring areas. Sort of like a lightbox effect in a way. Only the artificial things are highlighted in the resulting image.

This software is used by law enforcement, search and rescue and who knows what other corporate needs there are, (insurance fraud?), in addition to scientific research.

Mr Carlotto decided to try it on these two objects, which, you might agree just kind of ask for it. =) You can see the result for this image below, which compares the wares working on a typical Earth satellite image and the image shown above of our rectangular lovelies..

I think it speaks for itself.


 

That’s what we want… that right there… on the right.

If it looks like a duck…

Ooh!

Let us get our butts up to Mars AND the Moon!

ETA: UH OH !! RED FLAG

From friend of WATT, the well-grounded Kandinsky:

a reply to: jeep3r

Jeez, Mark J. Carlotto is a blast from the past and not a good one either! This guy used to have a page in a magazine I read in the mid-1990s. He wrote about Cydonia and ancient civilisations on Mars.

He taught me the valuable, embarrassing lesson that being a Dr. doesn’t inoculate against credulousness. I was showing friends and family his Mars imagery and all the impressive measurements. They’re laughing it off and I’m all, “Wait and see! He’s a real scientist! Look! A doctor! These are NASA images!” Of course, the Mars Observer disproved all of his ratios, claims and patterns.

Here he is doing the same thing.

Jeep3r, Carlotto and Brandenburg are not bad guys, but they will take you on a wild goose chase based on no more than their wild imaginations. Enjoy the ride and expect the end to be a teachable moment.

oh dear – I am thinking my brain needs a restart really badly!

More from wildespace

Who is Mark Carlotto?

I just came across this post at the Unmanned Spaceflight forum (where the participants are very knowlegeable, or even involved in the actual space missions or working with the data) – www.unmannedspaceflight.com…

Based on the tiny craters that are actually on the surface of these objects, they conclude that those objects are very old, being there since around the time the crater formed. So, these indeed seem to be slabs of rock thrown up by the impact that created the crater. In the LROC image, will also see some boulders just lying there in clusters, as if someone brought them there. But again, I think they are the impact ejecta.

Oh dear oh me oh my.

Bitten AGAIN!    

Cool rock slabs, though, eh?

sigh

But — what about all that anisotropy stuff, then?

peace

 

Wow, here’s a cool blast from the past, one I didn’t even remember, glommed out of Lon Strickler’s Phantoms and Monsters newsletter.

I am lucky enough to have known Mr Keel, this through my involvement with the International Fortean Organization back in the day. He was a close mentor of the late head of that group (and the girl who tried to kill me, too!). I enjoyed conversations and dinner with the great man. I remember him telling me that he was no longer doing Forteana since the field was then just so out of whack. Soon after he fell into a long illness with his dear friend Doug Skinner looking in on him frequently. And then he was gone. He was always wanting to relay tips on diabetes to me but the group head never passed them on. Mr Keel was a sweetheart in addition to being a world traveler and investigator of strange things.

Stuart Whitman’s Alien Encounter

Famed journalist and ufologist John Keel related an account that involved celebrity actor Stuart Whitman:

A widespread power failure blacked out New York City and much of the northeastern United States late on the afternoon of November 10, 1965. By dawn of the following day, power still had not been restored. Movie and television actor Stuart Whitman, who was staying in a Manhattan hotel, heard a “sound like a whippoorwill whistling outside my twelfth story window.” When he stepped to the window, he was startled, so he told Hollywood reporter Vernon Scott two months later, to see two UFOs hovering nearby. According to his account;

“One of them was orange, and the other was blue. They gave off a strange luminescent light, so I couldn’t see if there were portholes or who was in them. Then I heard them speaking to me as if they were on a loudspeaker. They spoke to me in English. It may not have been audible to anyone else. They said they wanted to talk to me because I appeared to have no malice or hate. They said they were fearful of earth because Earthlings were messing around with unknown quantities and might disrupt the balance of the universe or their planet.

The people in the UFO said the blackout was just a little demonstration of their power and that they could do a lot more with almost no effort. It served as a warning. They said they could stop our whole planet from functioning. They asked me to do what I could to fight malice, prejudice, and hate on Earth, and then they took off. I couldn’t say how big the objects were, but when they took off I felt elated. I wasn’t even shocked. And I know I wasn’t asleep because I was standing by the window and wide awake the entire time. I don’t know why they picked me as a contact. But I’ll swear on a Bible that I saw them out there and that they talked to me.”

Whitman insisted that he had not been drinking. Scott, who thought the story was absurd, nonetheless acknowledged that Whitman seemed sincere. It was not, after all, the sort of tale likely to advance his career. He never spoke publicly of the incident again.

Source: John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse: The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs

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L to R: José Antonio Huneeus, John Alva Keel, Loren Coleman

 

Here is a pic of John with Antonio and Loren. I am quite sure I got it from Loren’s site.

Ah, boy, those were the days.

Times were different.

But things were the same.

At the same time.

Yeah.

🙂

Peace

 

 

Mac Tonnies talks about The Cryptoterrestrial

Author Mac Tonnies (After The Martian Apocalypse) talks about his cryptoterrestrial hypothesis for the UFO phenomenon, from an interview I conducted with him in Kansas City in May 2006.

(c) 2006 Redstar Films Limited

Got reminded of our Mac the other day in the below old (2012) thread by Karl 12 which was just bumped but I am still not sure why.. Never got to meet him. He was a breath of fresh air, most assuredly.

The loss of Mac Tonnies at the age of 34 was a great shame but as he says in the interview the CTH could be an option that warrants further investigation – don’t know if other members agree with the idea of a race of techologically superior indigenous humanoids sharing our planet and being in some way responsible for UFO (or USO) reports but for further discussion the interview below with Tim Binnall really does go in depth and expands on other ufological aspects surrounding the hypothesis:

 

Mac starts out by giving us the basics on the CTH and brings everyone up to speed on just what it is. He talks about how the CTH came about and what separates it from the Jaques Valee theory of interdimensional beings.

If the cryptoterrestrials exist here on Earth, where are they most likely to be located ? He explains how the CTH “works” better than the ET hypothesis when it comes to reports of UFOs over nuclear facilities. He also explains how abductions may be best explained with the cryptoterrestrial hypothesis.

Mac tries to clear up the misconception that the CTH v. ETH debate is an “either / or” scenario. He talks about methods of testing the cryptoterrestrial hypothesis. We find out what Mac thinks the CTs would look like. Also, how does he fits the classic UFO scenario into the CTH. (If the CTs are on Earth, what are UFOs ?)

Interview Link

Cheers.

My advice right now is to go over and hit that interview link just above. If you dig this stuff you will be delighted. The video here is just a teaser, really as well as a quick summary for the attention-span damaged.

Enjoy

ETA: I thought that I should at least add this one so more volk can get up to speed on this very good theory.

The Paracast April 11, 2010 – Kimball, Redfern and Bishop

Excerpts from the April 11, 2010 episode of The Paracast, where Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop and I joined host Gene Steinberg to talk about Mac Tonnies’ last book, The Cryptoterrestrials. In this clip, we continue our discussion about the similarities between religion and ufology, and the need to keep an open mind when dealing with the paranormal, and to ask questions.

 

Enjoy

Peace

 

[Mirror] UFOs Caught From Stormchaser Camera

Watch this video from a storm near Stillwater, Oklahoma. Channel 6 news was broadcasting from a storm chaser and it has a couple of very unusual things in it.

Source: Julie Taylor Godfrey
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OKsna…

my source

Very interesting, no?

The cameraman seems interested but no one else appears to catch them as something odd.

Not sure at all of what to make of what I am seeing, truth be told.

There are more, too, in the upper left, but those do not appear as active with none 0f the “thrusters” and the vanishing and all that our two do.

Maybe if the teevee people would have continued the feed instead of switching to the map … ah well.

Nifty keen, anyway.

Peace

 

Black Eyed Kid CAUGHT ON CAMERA (audio lure to camera TRAP)

Over an hour of BEK activity captured on video! ***FOLLOW UP: I contacted the police: https://youtu.be/O64M5T-Gmdk ***

You’ve heard the stories, I found proof. I’m in touch with other paranormal researchers, and together we’ve been mapping data from black eyed kid encounters. For a long time now I’ve believed that they must have a language all their own. I was finally able to isolate a low-frequency signal that appeared in the background of tons of my evidence.

I played the frequency every night for a week, eventually succeeding in my efforts to lure a black eyed kid into my camera trap.

Please send me more evidence so I can expand my research.

Catch up on my black eyed kid INVESTIGATION:
Map of BEK activity/Where Are They??: https://goo.gl/Dl7v4n
Man survives group ambush by BEK: https://goo.gl/RuiPKx
My personal theory about what the BEK are: https://goo.gl/17k3AI

Full Fantastic Daily BEK Investigation playlist: https://goo.gl/H5w6jO

I was not expecting much in the way of convincing content, but the presenter sounds like he is an actual researcher, which impresses me. Could still be unreal but judging from what I have learned about this fellow’s efforts and methods, it just might be the real thing.

I looked deeper. Came up with this as the assessment. Sigh. I need a breather or a tune up or a lube or something. I need to stop embarrassing myself.

So take a peek at his other stuff and see what you think.

In my humble opinion, this is bizarre enough to be the real deal.

The creature just stood out there, entranced by the “bait” perhaps, for over an hour.

That is serious. Excellent discussion going on here, if you like.

I tagged it in cryptozoology just in case the BEKs deserve their own spot in that realm.

How about leaving an (unprecedented) comment, folks?

I hope I never meet any of them, but at the same time I kinda do, if you know what I mean, but I would need some serious help in calming down after that level of fear washed on through me. And new underwear, surely.

ETA: I am not so sure about this whole thing…I may have been hoodwinked again, but, we’ll see in due course.

Enjoy.

Peace