Samantha Fish – I Put a Spell on You & Black Wind Howlin’
Published on Feb 12, 2016
Samantha Fish @ Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA. February 9, 2016
The band plays a cover of “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, followed by “Black Wind Howlin'” from Samantha’s album of the same name, which was released in 2013.
Samantha Fish – Guitar & Vocals
Chase McRoy – Bass
Go-Go Ray – Drums
This just in from Frank who for some reason is trying to keep my cranium from detonating for which I love him truly. He notes the awesome performance of our mutual Goddess on this particular pair and night. I am compelled to agree! See what you think, eh!
Watchtower at Mr. & Mrs. Hitler’s estate in Bariloche, Patagonia.
One of several. All fully manned back in the day by very serious individuals.
Photo courtesy Abel Basti.
Here is a little one.
My Baby Is Gone – Original Mauro Samuel
Published on Nov 25, 2015
My Baby Is Gone Away
My baby is gone, my baby is gone away
My baby is gone, my baby is gone away
Since you left this town
I feel so upset and down
My baby is gone away
I wake up in the morning
You gonna have to leave me now
My sky will fall rain gather too
Oh what can I do?
My baby is gone away
I’ve been worried about Mauro… discovered him years ago and used to post a lot of his fabulous guitar mastery, but it has been a long time since he posted. He put up a tone test the other day and I smiled.
I really hope he starts doing it regularly again… he is really good, don’t you think?
This song… me gusta mucho.
Lizard Legends Come To Life (C4C)
Published on Feb 29, 2012
More fuel to the fire on potential relic reptiles.
JC is good people. Here he and the Crypto 4 Corners team investigate reports of one of my favorite cryptid critters… bipedal lizards.
I would love to join C4C and go on these expeditions. It’d be like Heaven.
It’s probably not possible. But a boy can dream, eh?
Found it here.
Crypto – Kid Colin Schneider Jonathan Downes 2017-08-07
Join Host Colin Schneider as he welcomes
Special Guest: Jonathan Downes. Tonight the discussion focuses on upright primitive apes in Mongolia and China. Hairy Humanoids, Russian Cryptid Researchers on an expedition into Bulgaria. Some of the lore associated with the areas involved in the investigation of the humanoids. National Sea Serpent Day brings a discussion of Sea Serpents. New snake discovery in Jonathan’s area in the UK.
Haha! This is great…
Brilliant! Been a great fan for literally decades…
….and there’s this comment – about yours truly – from many yarn ago.
“He’s America’s answer to Jon Downes … Fun, Crazy, and Weird! Also a good friend to have.”
– Jim Boyd, Pucabob, Fortean of Maine
Jim knows things.
Jon knows other things.
If you’re at all into finding unknown animals you should check out the organization Mr. Downes founded, the Centre for Fortean Zoology a world class group which is now truly international in scope.
A Talbot Sunbeam from wayback! Haha I love it. Never sold ’em on this side, sadly.
Escort. Air. Nuff said.
So, as it turns out … my dear friend Cathy was all excited about seeing her cousins from Ireland on their first visit. She came over with pics a plenty in pad and there was a GE map of their home back in Eire and my keen eye for anomalies noted that it was labeled C. Bradley Motorsport. I said… wait… what? Cathy is a Bradley but cars are not her thing.
And there were photos of them all taken as you do for such a grand thing and she says oh yes that’s Camillus, he’s a great fun guy and is a rallye driver and has a car business.
This leaves Ig gob-smacked. I love rallye but I am not right so I had to see… he’s a Ford guy! Been a driver for decades! And has custom rallye car parts in his company’s name and will make you a whole car from scratch… a real body-in-white. Good gracious! That was so nice, so cool.
Small world, innit?
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Oh man. I feel happy but like an outsider. So strange. Sigh.
I must’ve stolen it from Lon.
I miss shooting with this remarkable human.
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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 got 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!
Linda Godfrey has an amazing amount of experience in researching this fascinating phenomenon.
Lon is great and has such energy… working on the Chicago Phantom and a hundred other things no doubt.
Just have a gut feeling that they’re out there.
Potpourri. With Missing 411!
So what was BFRO up to?
Imma go now.
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.
Just in from our sweet Frank !
I just am thrilled no end that Sadie is working with Sam. This is going to be good beyond imagining, mark my woids.
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.
It is! Chock full of really interesting stuff, this place. And lots of stuff gets a “fascinating.”
That’s a nice one.
True color by my buddy Charles Schults!
Pan of Gusev
Those are some nice looking plains.
Look at that. That looks fine. Like somewhere I would want to walk around and check out.
Glad we are going up!
Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting,
For fear of little men;
— William Allingham – The Fairies
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.
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.
I’ve known Doc online for ages from when he did an online video education type thing. It was a pleasure finding out he’s even more skilled as a blues keyboardist of some repute. This is his current gig—before Good Cookies he was with the Vincent Hayes Project. Hey here’s one of those for you : )
My dear friend William Glenn Ackley sent this to me.
This photo is an official photo of the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin Gatow.
I am gob smacked.
I really need to go see this.
But if I go to Germany I’ll be arrested and locked up for life!
Maybe my denial of all those unverified reports has been in error.
Model or real? There is a model company that makes Nazi UFOs. They’re on one of the pages somewhere.
I do know that a structure exactly like the structure that it is sitting on exists as a real object that can be visited.
Same question here. This is purported to be a BMW. And, apparently… it could be!
Oh God… Ms. Fish… is… wonderful.
This one was posted to a non-musical post I made on fb by my dear friend Frank, I think to soothe my battered soul!
He got me all excited of course, Miss Fish has that effect on me : )
She is so very good, a true master of the blues at such a young age and so very scrumptious to boot, what more could anyone ask for in a Goddess?
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.
Doug Skinner “Musical Curiosities”
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.
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
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.