Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Solway Firth Spaceman

Very often, photographs of the paranormal are fussy and blurry, which makes it easy for skeptics to attack its authenticity. But, there exist a handful of clear and distinct paranormal photographs that the skeptics have had a harder time with. One of those photographs was taken in 1964 on a hill in the northern parts of England.

It was on May 24, 1964 when firefighter Jim Templeton and his wife decided to take some photographs of their daughters in Burgh Marsh, near Burgh by Sands, Cambria, with Jim's Pentacon camera. Jim took a photograph of his five year old daughter Elizabeth. The Templeton's were the only people on the marsh throughout the day. Nothing seemed to out of the ordinary, except they the animal behaved strangely. After the photograph of Elizabeth was taken, the family headed home.

Image right: The photograph in question. Still a mystery.

One week later, Templeton picked up his photographs at the local photochemistry. The person at behind the desk said it was “a pity that someone in a spacesuit had destroyed the best picture of Elizabeth by standing behind her.” Jim thought it was a joke. He was absolutely sure that they were the only the marshes that day. But sure enough, someone was standing behind his daughter in what looked to be a spacesuit. Templeton, confused and angry, took the photograph to the police.

Also the police was surprised by what Templeton shows them. To them, it was without a doubt that someone was behind Jim's daughter, despite, whatever it now was; it looked to be floating rather than standing. The police sent the photograph away to Kodak, the manufacturer of the film. Either could Kodak identify the anomaly. The only they could say was that the photograph was genuine and had not been manipulated.

The police had started to investigate the case, and after a few weeks, they were able to conclude that the anomaly in the photograph was just human. Also, one of the investigators tried to make Templeton confess that it was his wife that had, by mistake, stepped behind Elizabeth at the time for the photograph. But why would the wife were a spacesuit and how did she make look that she was floating?

The case gets even stranger. A few weeks after the incident, Jim was visited by two mysterious visitors. The two men arrived in a black car and wore dark suites, but except that, they looked normal. Their behavior was also strange; they only referred to one another by numbers and asked the most unusual questions as they drove Jim out to the marshes. The men tried to make Jim admit that he had just photographed an ordinary man walking by. Jim behaved polite, but rejected their theory. At this point, the men became angry and drove away, leaving Jim for a five mile walk home.

But the story does not end there. After some time, it becomes known that similar phenomena had occurred when a Blue Streak space rocket was due to be launched from Woomera in Australia. The countdown was postponed when two automatic survey cameras had independently spotted two large figures in the firing area during the countdown phase. But how is a missile launch in Australia related to Jim's photograph? It turns out the photograph was not taken far away from the factory were missile was constructed.

This is how far we can go when it comes to this photograph. Despite years of investigation and leads from the other side of the world, we're left with a photograph of a little girl and a person that one has been able to identify.

X Files reveal UFO sighting

"UFOS were spotted heading for Warrington in December 1998, according to previously top secret files recently released by the Ministry of Defence.

A group of four people saw ‘a low flying object with three large red lights shining directly underneath it’ before it moved off in the direction of the town centre.

The witness said: “There was no sound associated with the object ... and none of the nearby trees appeared to move from any draught the object may have made at the time of moving off...

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Ootsa Lake creature sighting

"The last thing Darlene Thompkins expected to see on her holiday was something she referred to as the 'Ootsa Lake monster'.

Thompkins who is holidaying in Burns Lake with her family from Edmonton, said she named the mysterious sighting in Ootsa Lake a monster because she didn't know what else to call it.

Thompkins and her granddaughter were wading in the water near the Ootsa Lake spillway last week, while her friend George sat on the shore...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Nurses's UFO "fright" quashed by MoD

"The nurse who claims to have seen a glowing UFO on a hillside has broken her silence over Ministry of Defence suggestions that it was nothing more than a combination of an earthquake and a meteor.

Pat Evans, whose description of the glowing ball she saw on North Wales’s Berwyn Mountains has prompted more than three decades of debate among Ufologists and scientists, described the MoD claims as “rubbish”.

And retired nurse and midwife Mrs Evans, who rarely speaks of the event, repeated her claim that she saw a UFO on January 23, 1974, in the incident known as the “Welsh Roswell...

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Couple spot UFOs near Paradise Point Marina, California

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: July 30, 2010
Location of event: California, USA

"After seeing 4 objects on the 4th and 2 on the 23rd from our back yard as reported in earlier reports, my wife and I decided to go outside of town to get away from city lights just to see what we could see. So we went out to the delta about a mile north from Paradise Point Marina on the levee. At about 10 PM, I saw orange-colored lights coming from the south heading northwest.

They seemed to be south of the marina, hard to say how far it was, but they were low in the sky and moving slowly. It looked like they may have been by the port of Stockton, which was about 10 miles from us. My wife also saw these objects. There were 6 total, they seemed to be about a 1/4 mile apart as they came northwest. They all did a slow wide turn to the west and then back south towards Tracy.

We were watching them through binoculars until we could not see them anymore. There was no flashing lights you could see the street lights of the marina very clearly, and they seemed to be about the same size and a few inches higher than the street light from our view point."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Two witnesses spot UFOs over Indiana

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: August 12, 2010
Location of event: Indiana, USA

"Me and my buddy were in my garage smoking some cigarettes, then he got thirsty so we both went to get some water. As soon as I opened the garage door and we stepped out, I looked up and saw a bright, green circle zoom from above me to behind the tree line in front of me to the west.

Right away I knew I had experienced a UFO sighting. My heart was pounding and I was so excited. I told my buddy what I had seen, he thought I was playing a joke on him so I made him stand there with me to see if we could see any more.

Within five minutes, we had counted 6 or 7 UFOs. The first one I saw was the bright, green circle, it had vanished behind the trees in the west. After that, the other UFOs were smaller or farther away, and they were all flying so fast it was hard to spot them out. But they came from all directions. They were all moving fast and curving upward. Me and my buddy saw one UFO at the same time, it zoomed across the sky from north to south and had a yellowish light with a trail.

All the others were seen by either me or him. But the smaller UFOs had trails behind them, and my buddy described one that was shining bright blue. They reminded me of shooting stars, but they couldn't have been because they were curving and turning every which way.

I couldn't tell the shape of the smaller UFOs, but they gave off a bright white or yellow light. We only saw one green one and one blue one. I know what I saw. And my friend is my witness."

UFO video round-up - August 22, 2010

Here are some of the latest UFO videos making there way around the net.

Edinburgh, Scotland, August 17, 2010

Virginia, USA, August 19, 2010

Dublin, Ireland, August 17, 2010

Arlington, Texas, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Eerie UFO sightings reported over B.C. lake

"VANCOUVER -- Reports have been flying in of an unidentified flying object hovering over Cultus Lake in Chilliwack, B.C. on Tuesday night.

The story broke on The Fox's Jeff O'Neil Show Wednesday morning during their Open Phones segment.

'Dallas' called into the show to report that his girlfriend spotted some eerie lights flooding the pitch-black sky [insert Twilight Zone music here]...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

South Alabama fire station haunted?

"MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Firefighters in Mobile are trying to come up with a logical explanation for a mystery at the central station downtown.

Something weird caught the attention of a firefighter passing through the museum room of the Central Station early Monday morning. That's when Steve Huffman got a call.

"He said, 'We've got a little unusual situation downtown that you might be interested in.' And I said, 'OK, what would that be?'" Huffman said...

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Several motorists witness unknown object over Texas

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: August 2, 2010
Location of event: Texas, USA

"I was leaving my uncle's house around 10:30 PM, CDT. I made my way to I-20 heading west, and as soon as I found my lane trying to get into the middle lane, I immediately noticed the light directly in front of me well above the horizon, but not high enough for me to have to peek up out of my windshield. Not wanting to be a bad driver, I asked my girlfriend and brother to look and find out what it was.

They responded, "It looks like an airplane," so by then I had reached my exit to head south on 360 on the overamp, and I took another glance at it and said, "Are you sure that’s a plane?, it has no blinking lights, none of the signs that screams I’m an airplane!" I then told them, "Keep your eyes on it, and don’t lose it."

It only takes 7 minutes to get back to my house exiting off of 360, and I turned west on to my road. At that time, the object was perfectly positioned in between the trees down the street, now that I had focused in on it and the trees are moving past me. I was asking my brother and girlfriend if it was moving, but no one could tell me because of the cars' movement. So I pulled over next to a junior high facing west behind the school.

I parked and turned off the car. I was really excited and anxious to get some references to make some decision as to what it could be. Well, I got it because it was right over the tree line and sure enough its movements were a little left, then up, a little right, back up, then freeze.

At one time, it started coming back towards the southeast, but I watched it gain altitude a bit and resume its course back northwest. Overfilled with a rush, I hopped back in the car, went straight for my ladder, and got on the roof with my brother.

We observed this light change its colors - red, orange, and then white. It stayed on a steady course for over a half hour. In between, it would go dim, then go out completely, then reappear. I thought to myself after it had reappeared, "This is the real thing."

Triangle-shaped UFO seen over California

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: August 2, 2010
Location of event: California, USA

"Monday night, a friend and I were out on my driveway talking and star gazing when my friend Robin saw something to the West of us approaching along a straight controlled path traveling in an Eastern direction. At first I could not see what he was talking about, but when he told me to look straight up and that it was about to pass above my car as the reference point I saw it.

The night sky was very clear and dark. The object was a distinctive V-Shape, very dark in color, and making absolutely no sound. It appeared to be dark grey, just slightly lighter than the sky making it visible to us. It blended in very well, but due to the color difference, we could see it clearly once we located it and followed it with our eyes. The shape was the only distinct characteristic.

The surface looked lumpy, not smooth like a stealth bomber. I thought it was flying pretty low in comparison to the many planes that pass over my house on a regular basis as they approach LAX. It flew at a constant speed, which didn't seem very fast, so we were able to track it for a couple of minutes before we lost sight of it. As the city lights caused the sky to be lighter further to the East, the craft blended in completely leaving us to lose sight.

The UFO had no lights, and the shape was a much tighter V than the shape of the B-2 stealth. I assume it was a military plane of some sort, but the scary thing is, I don't really know what we saw."

Multi-lighted object seen over near Yatesville Lake, Kentucky

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: August 5, 2010
Location of event: Yatesville Lake State Park, Kentucky

"I had just finished putting my dogs in their pen for the night, and looked up into the sky above the tree line and saw an object made of several lights, sort of hovering. I noticed the object because it seemed out of place in the night sky. This startled me so, I walked back toward my house and the object slowly moved down behind the tree line.

When it moved, it did not move in straight lines or abrupt zigzags, but more fluid-like, more like swimming than flying. When I first saw the object I thought it could be a plane or a chopper, but I heard no noise and immediately thought it was a UFO.

After the object passed, all the hair on my body stood on end. I came inside, told my wife what happened, and got a flashlight. I went back outside, and followed our driveway all the way down to the gravel road (around 400 ft).

On the way I felt watched and started hearing owls and coyotes up in the hills around our land. I went back inside and got my revolver, loaded it and went back outside to take yet another look. I did not see the object again or hear the coyotes or owls. We live at the head of a hollow near Yatesville Lake."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

UFO video round-up - August 17, 2010

Here are some of the latest UFO videos making there way around the net.

San Diego, California, June 13, 2010

New Jersey, USA, July, 2010

Manchester, UK, August 13, 2010

Tucson, Arizona, August 15, 2010

"Haunted" village deserted for century

"Ghorachab village in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district is like any other rural habitation in India, except that it remained deserted for over a century, thanks to “mischievous ghosts”.

The picture postcard village, encircled by a perennial stream and rows of eucalyptus trees, can rival any tourist place in the country.

But after twilight, as light fades, the locals, working in their paddy fields, on the outskirt of the village, leave the place in a hurry to escape the “wrath of the ghosts...

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Knebworth House is haunted by novelist says Lord Cobbold

"THE pen is mightier than the sword – an iconic proverb coined by Victorian novelist, poet and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839.

It’s a phrase which makes regular appearances to this very day; just like its creator, the ghost of whom is said to haunt the gothic Times Territory stately home where he once lived.

Lord David Cobbold, the great-great-grandson of Bulwer-Lytton, made the revelation about Knebworth House on the BBC Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs, which was broadcast on Sunday...

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Investigators say hundreds of ghostly voices speak out in this Gordonsville hotel

"Mark Higgins’ Mystery Machine is a white Chevy Trailblazer with a “Ghost Hunter” license plate holder, but we’re not blazing trails or hunting ghosts yet.

Instead, we’re stuck 10 miles from Pantops Mountain on Route 231, a two-lane road that leads to Gordonsville and to one of the most “active” sites Higgins has investigated: the Exchange Hotel, a former Civil War hospital.

The line of stopped cars extends beyond a bend in the road, so we can’t see the cause of the hold-up...

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Friday, August 13, 2010

UFO video round-up - August 13, 2010

Here are some of the latest UFO videos making there way around the net.

Hollywood, California, August 10, 2010

Paris, France, June 8, 2010

Tucson, Arizona, August 9, 2010

Montreal, Canada, August 9, 2010

New DNA results of the Starchild skull

Some new interesting results from DNA testing of the Starchild scull. Preliminary results so to say.

More information on the Starchild skull here.

Brazil to record UFO sightings

"RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is now to officially record any UFO sightings in its vast airspace and make the information available to researchers, according to a government decree published this week.

The text calls on military and civilian pilots and air traffic controllers to lodge any experiences with unidentified flying objects with the Aerospace Defense Command in Brasilia along with any material proof by way of photos or video.

That evidence will be catalogued at the air force's Historic Documentation Center in Rio de Janeiro state, where it will be made available to searchers of extraterrestrial life and other people interested...

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Raw Video: Unidentified Flying Object Spotted In Twin Cities

"Raw Video: Unidentified Flying Object Spotted In Twin Cities on the east side of St. Paul Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Watch video here...

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Recalling an encounter of the hairy kind

"NORTH WILKESBORO - Some people spend decades searching for Bigfoot.

Rick Lunsford says that 32 years ago, he ran into the famous furry fellow by accident at the edge of a cornfield in Wilkes County.

"Some people say ‘what was he smoking,' and some people say they've seen it, too," Lunsford, 52, said. "It's up to them what they believe, but I know what I seen...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Files released on 1974 'Welsh Roswell'

"Geraint Edwards and Elgar Hughes of the Ceirog Valley, Denbighshire, recall seeing a UFO in the sky over north east Wales in 1974.

A 1974 "UFO incident" which was dubbed the Welsh Roswell was dismissed as an earthquake and a meteor combining, offical files show.

There was a huge bang and a brilliant light over the Berwyn Mountains in north east Wales, and there were later claims a spaceship crash was concealed...

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Ranchers Capture “Fanged, Hairy Humanoid” in Argentina

"The legend of the Ucumar Zupai is reborn in a wilderness near El Creston, some 40 kilometers west of San Jose de Metan.

Farm owner and nephew had gone out to round up the cows when the strange specimen appeared.

Two ranchers in the vicinity of Cerro El Creston, some 40 kilometers west of San Jose de Metan, hunted down a strange creature of humanoid appearance, but with unusually large and sharp incisors...

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UFO reports flood in for West Lothian

"THE people of West Lothian are being urged to watch the sky after a string of reports of unidentified flying objects in the area.

UFO website forums across the country have been flooded with reports of strange sights seen in the night skies above Whitburn, Bathgate and Livingston in the past month.

One reader phoned the Courier to describe “strange orange lights” he had seen in the sky over Whitburn last week...

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UFO files: Winston Churchill 'feared panic' over Second World War RAF incident

"The former Prime Minister allegedly banned reporting of the “bizarre” incident, off the east coast of England, for half a century amid fears disclosures about unidentified flying objects would create public hysteria.

He is said to have made the orders during a secret war meeting with US General Dwight Eisenhower, the then commander of the Allied Forces, at an undisclosed location in America during the latter part of the conflict.

The claims are contained in thousands of pages of declassified files on UFOs, released on Thursday online by the National Archives...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ghostly apparition a haunting figure at Myer

"POLTERGEISTS could give Myer Geelong shoppers more than they bargain for if old Morrie Jacobs has his way.

Morrie's ghostly spectre is said to haunt the store, where he maintained a draper, clothier, boot and shoe store dating back to the Gold Rush days.

Jacobs, the one-time "Champion of Cheapness", is the chief suspect behind reports of books, shoes, basketballs and other goods moving about mysteriously within the store...

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The new Nessie? Mystery 'sea creature' spotted off British coast

"Cynics may dismiss it as just a piece of driftwood or a trick of the light.

But a photograph showing what appears to be a long-necked sea creature has got marine experts scratching their heads.

The 'animal' was snapped stalking a shoal of fish just 30 yards off the British coast...

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UFO stuns Pretoria residents

Pretoria - An unidentified flying object (UFO), which apparently consisted of three bright lights, astounded residents from Booysens in Pretoria for two consecutive nights for several hours.

Engela van der Spuy, 67, who lived in Attie Street in Booysens, contacted Beeld after she watched the strange set of lights on Thursday night for the second consecutive night.

"I'm not saying it's green little space men," said Van der Spuy. "We just really want to know what it is...

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