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New book on Elisa Lam case looks at evidence of police coverup and botched investigation

Elisa Lam
Many insist to this day that a resident evil looms within the very walls of the infamous Cecil Hotel in downtown LA.

Back in 2013, I became obsessed with a true-crime case that was very popular online. And very strange. You might be familiar with it.

A surveillance recording of a young woman in a red hoodie — who can be seen acting bizarrely, almost as if she is hiding from someone, in an elevator inside the infamous Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles — went viral on YouTube.


That same young woman, 21-year-old Chinese-Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, was found nearly two weeks later in one of the hotel's rooftop water tanks. Her naked body was removed with relative difficulty by firefighters, who had to cut into the side of the cistern with lasers to extract the corpse.

The conditions were extremely suspicious. Though no one could quite explain how Elisa would have ended up on the alarm-triggered roof in the first place, much less drowning naked in a difficult-to-access water tank, LAPD detectives closed the case without criminal charges. They concluded there was no foul play and that Elisa had accidentally drowned due to complications resulting from bipolar disorder.

I subsequently spent five years researching this tragic, extraordinarily eerie, one-of-a-kind case and wrote a book, GONE AT MIDNIGHT: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam.

Comment: Of course there's always the possibility that the case wasn't botched by the LAPD so much as it's high level of strangeness simply could not be accounted for given the very limited knowledge base and resources that most police departments have. In other words, this case was simply way above their pay grade.

For more details on this very disturbing case, see: And David Paulides' Missing 411: A Sobering Coincidence


UFO

Exploring the fourth dimension: Possible implications for consciousness and the paranormal

4d man

Poster for the 1959 sci-fi film The 4D Man
This will be a rather dense post, because I'm adapting it from some notes I wrote last night when I was noodling on the question of how to make sense of paranormal and postmortem phenomena. The idea requires more elaboration than I can give it here. But at least this is a start.

The basic idea is that our four-dimensional reality (three dimensions of space and one dimension of time) exists on a continuum, with higher dimensional realities above our own. For simplicity, I'll refer collectively to these higher-dimensional planes as five-dimensional or 5D reality, although there could be more dimensions than that.

The famous book Flatland by Edwin Abbott imagines a two-dimensional world existing on the surface of a sheet of paper. The narrator, a Flatlander, has an epiphany in which he experiences a higher, three-dimensional world from which he can look down on the paper from above. This episode of "cosmic consciousness" alters his worldview irrevocably.

Note that the two-dimensional world of Flatland is grounded in the three-dimensional world (known as Spaceland in the book). The ground of being, in other words, has more dimensions than the ordinary world. This observation points up a defect in the model of a holographic reality. A hologram is a three-dimensional image projected out of a two-dimensional plate. In that case, the ground of being is lower-dimensional than the observed reality. But in the Flatland model, the ground of being is higher-dimensional than our ordinary reality. I believe this is probably more correct.

Health

Missing 411: 'Expert' hiker found dead at bottom of Appalachian Trail embankment

Michael William Kaiser
© Facebook
Michael William Kaiser
An "expert" Pennsylvania hiker reported missing after entering the Appalachian Trail was found dead at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment, state police said.

The body of Michael William Kaiser, 56, was discovered Thursday in Lehigh County in an area known as Bear Rocks five days after his brother reported him missing to authorities, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The seasoned hiker last communicated with his brother via cellphone on Saturday from a hiking area known as Bake Oven Knob.

Kaiser's brother contacted police a day later to report that he had not heard from the "avid and expert" hiker. Deputies found Kaiser's Ford F-150 on Wednesday, according to an incident report obtained by The Post.

UFO

'UFO crashed after battle with red object in Australian sky', locals claim

ufo battle
© CC0Viral
While many sightings of unidentified flying objects include spotting dots and circles in the sky, Rob and Phil Tindale insist that what they saw as children looked like a fight and subsequent crash. Although their encounter dates back to 1980, they refuse to believe the objects were anything else but aliens.

Australians Rob and Phil Tindale insist that they saw two UFOs in the sky outside their home in Adelaide Hills nearly 40 years ago, when they were just 10 years old. They described what they witnessed as a "bright yellow object" and a thing emitting "a red light".

According to the brothers, cited by the Daily Mail, they spotted the first one "above the tree line at the end of the valley" from the ground prior to a red one appearing and trying to charge at it before the "blow flies on steroids" flew with "extreme speed" and disappeared within 15 minutes. Meanwhile, the yellow one made an "emergency crash landing" and ended up in a tree, they said.

Comment: See also:


Top Secret

US Army announces agreement with To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science to study 'mystery materials' of unexplained origin

to the stars academy
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), a public benefit corporation led by rock star Tom DeLonge, announced a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Army this week. The original press release sent out by TTSA was vague, and offered few details. However, the Army spoke with The Black Vault to discuss the agreement, and offer a copy of the entire document, nearly in full (understandably, a few phone numbers were removed for privacy reasons).

The news broke on October 17, 2019, wherein TTSA stated in a press release, "[TTSA] announced today a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command [CCDC] to advance TTSA's materiel and technology innovations in order to develop enhanced capabilities for Army ground vehicles." The press release continued, "TTSA will share its discoveries with Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC) and Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection (GVSP) and the U.S. Army shall provide laboratories, expertise, support, and resources to help characterize the technologies and its applications."

Comment: Seems pretty strange for an organization that believes the US government is hiding the existence of extraterrestrials and UFOs from the public to then outsource some of their research to that same shady, untrustworthy government.

For more details on just what is being announced as under research, see TTSA - US Army Agreement - quantum communications, and camouflage where it says:
This blog post is about two specific items, mentioned in the CRADA, namely "quantum communications," and camouflage.

CRADA

On page 22 of the CRADA, Article D is headed "Technical Tasks and Associated Resources." D1 Government Activity. "1. The Government is interested in a variety of the Collaborator's technologies, such as, but not limited to ... quantum communications..."

"D2 Collaborator Activity.
Collaborator shall...3. Provide the agreed upon materiel technologies for USG testing and evaluation...3 c) Quantum communication 1) Related research to-date on theories, studies, mathematical formulas, and prototypes 2) future developments, prototypes, and hardware associated with the specific quantum product."

What do we know of TTSA's work on quantum communications?
In one of TTSA's filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, there was a mention of plans for 2019 which included "continuing evaluation of quantum communication technology."

On 10 March 2019, Twitter user "dregs" posted a tweet which included a link to a relevant US patent application. This application, US20180062765A1, was submitted by Harold E Puthoff and Christopher A Eusebi, assigned to EarthTech International Inc, filed on 31 August 2016 and granted 23 July 2019.

The patent is headed "Communications system." The abstract reads:

" A communication system using vector and scalar potential is disclosed. The system uses field-free potentials signaling for many applications where the absence of shielding effects in sea water, plasma or other dense media due to the fact that the absence of (E,B) fields eliminates the possibility of induced charge and current response in the media being transited."

Under the section headed "Claims" on page 17 of the downloadable PDF is:

"What is claimed is:

1. A system for communication with a submarine disposed beneath saltwater:

An antenna disposed outside of the submarine, the antenna being configure to produce an EM field having a frequency greater than 100Mhz, said EM field having a vector potential A and a scalar potential phi;

A receiver disposed within the submarine, the received configured to receive the A and Phi fields and convert the A and Phi fields into an electromagnetic signal; and

A cooling system configured to cool a portion of the received to below liquid nitrogen temperature."

My comments:

1. The patent specifically speaks of a "system for communications with a submarine" under the water. What would be the interest to the US Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center? I cannot see a connection.

2. The patent is assigned to EarthTech International Inc., and not the TTSA.

Camouflage

A second notable item in the CRADA is again be found on page 22, under section "D2 Collaborator Activity."

"Collaborator shall...3. provide the agreed upon materiel technologies for USG testing and evaluation...e) Active Camouflage and Directed Photon Projection 1) Projection system 2) Technology associated with these systems 3) Materiel projection surfaces 4) Proposed applications of these systems"

What do we know of TTSA's work on "Active Camouflage and Directed Photon Projection?"

A search of the TTSA's filings with the US government's Securities and Exchange Commission failed to locate any mention of "Active Camouflage and Directed Photon Projection." It appears that this particular project has never been mentioned by TTSA on any previous occasion, as far as I can determine.

I did however, find a connection between the patent for quantum communication, and work on camouflage which would be relevant to the US Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center. You will note above, that one of the names mentioned in the quantum communication patent was Christopher A Eusebi. Well, it turns out that Christopher A Eusibi is one of the to names on a patent concerning "System for producing camouflage pattern based on perception machine vision."
Patent number 10282628, dated 7 May 2019, has an abstract with reads:

"A method and system for evaluating camouflage pattern with statistically significant effectiveness in various environments and for using a generic algorithm to produce an improved camouflage patterns."

However, I failed to find any mention of Eusebi and "active camouflage and directed photon projection." Hopefully, a reader of this blog post may be able to assist with further information.



UFO

Bigfoot prints found in western North Carolina?

bigfoot prints north carolina
© Joe Scarborough
Strange footprints found near Casar, North Carolinea
An electrician in North Carolina recently stumbled upon a series of sizeable prints that left him wondering if they may have been created by Bigfoot. According to a local media report, the remarkable discovery occurred as Joe Scarborough was working on a job at a residence in the town of Casar and he noticed the odd tracks outside the home. The bewildered observer initially suspected that perhaps the large prints had come from a human, marveling to himself that "somebody's got a big foot."

However, when Scarborough looked closer at the tracks, he was struck by the sheer size of the impressions, noting that they seemed to measure thirteen or fourteen inches long. To his credit, the quick-thinking electrician went back to his truck and grabbed a tape measure so that he could properly document the strange find. Based on how some small plants were intermingled with the prints, Scarborough surmised that the tracks were relatively fresh.

Cow

Mysterious rash of cattle mutilations in Oregon

Dead Bull
© Anna King/Northwest News Network
The crumpled carcass of a bull lies on U.S. Forest Service ground. It was among several killed and mutilated this summer in eastern Oregon.
In the early morning light, dust from hooves creates a fog at Silvies Valley Ranch in remote eastern Oregon. Cowboys whistle and talk low to their eager herding dogs. They're moving the cattle from one vast, sage-studded range to another.

Five young purebred bulls mysteriously showed up dead on the ranch this past summer, drained of blood and with body parts precisely removed.

The ranch's vice president, Colby Marshall, drives his truck down a U.S. Forest Service road.

"Then we'll get out and take a little walk to where one of the bulls was found. And the carcass is still there," Marshall says.

Coming upon one of the dead bulls is an eerie scene. The forest is hot and still, apart from a raven's repeating caw. The bull looks like a giant, deflated plush toy. It smells. Weirdly, there are no signs of buzzards, coyotes or other scavengers. His red coat is as shiny as if he were going to the fair, but he's bloodless and his tongue and genitals have been surgically cut out.

Marshall says these young livestock were just reaching their top value as breeding bulls. The animals are worth around $6,000 each. And since these were breeding bulls, hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of future calves were lost too.

Finding these young Herefords in this remote country can sometimes take the ranch's experienced cowboys days. Ranch staff members are now required to ride in pairs and are encouraged to carry arms.

"It's rugged," Marshall says. "I mean this is the frontier. If some person, or persons, has the ability to take down a 2,000-pound range bull, you know, it's not inconceivable that they wouldn't have a lot of problems dealing with a 180-pound cowboy."

Phoenix

UFO? Lantern? Mysterious light seen on Lincolnshire, UK coast

Strange light in Lincolnshire
© Gary Couldwell
A man couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted a mysterious bright light in the sky on the Lincolnshire coast.

Gary Couldwell was outside his caravan in Ingoldmells having a cigarette at around 7.15pm yesterday, Thursday, October 3.

When he looked up, he saw a strange light hovering above Bibby's bar on the promenade - and quickly called to his wife Janet who was inside.

"I shouted at my wife to get my phone out the caravan as I didn't have it," he said.

"She came out with the phone and I zoomed in on it using night vision. Then, it did a loop and shot up into the sky and dissapeared."

Mr Couldwell, 61, says that neither he or his wife have any idea what it could have been and that the lens on his phone was completely clean at the time.

UFO 2

Will TTSA peer review UFO materials? Elizondo claims some come from 'governmental' sources

A.D.A.M.
© Unknown
On 10-4-2019, Luis Elizondo appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight highlighting TTSA's work dealing with UFO pieces, otherwise known as Metamaterials or Ultramaterials.

Elizondo may have implied the pieces will be peer reviewed by scientists, something many in the field have called for. Another shocking statement from Elizondo included that the pieces, or UFO debris, come "from various sources, both private and governmental."

Many have wondered since the creation of TTSA's UFO debris endeavor, called the A.D.A.M. Research Project, if the source of some of the Metamaterials would be the government. Now we know. Watch the video:


Comment: See also:


UFO

Strange lights off North Carolina Outer Banks spark UFO debate: Aliens or the military?

ufo north carolina ocean
© William Guy/YouTube
Footage caught aboard a ferry crossing the Pamlico Sound from Ocracoke Island to Swan Quarter, North Carolina
A fleet of lights recorded off North Carolina's Outer Banks has ignited a debate about whether they are honest-to-goodness UFOs or just part of a mysterious military exercise.

William Guy posted a 31-second video Sept. 28 on YouTube, showing what appears to be 14 glowing orbs over the water. He refers to it as a "real UFO sighting."

"Anybody tell me what that is?" Guy says in the video. "We're in the middle of the ocean, on a ferry, nothing around. Look. Nothing around. No land, no nothing."

Guy told the McClatchy news group he's from Indiana and is among the workers sent to repair damage on Ocracoke Island caused by intense flooding during Hurricane Dorian.