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Kansas Pastor was assessing woman for demonic possession days before she decapitated ex-boyfriend's mother

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Pastor Terry Fox of Summit Church says Rachael Hilyard sought out his services for a possible exorcism in the days before she was accused of beheading 63-year-old Micki Davis. Fox said he visited with Hilyard in her home to evaluate her claims of possession just a few days before the alleged crime occurred

Comment: The following provides more background to this recent story: Exorcism preceded woman killing, decapitating 63-year-old Kansas woman


Rachael Hilyard had asked a friend: Where could she get an exorcism? Her friend told her Pastor Terry Fox.

A few days after Fox visited Hilyard's home and blessed it, police say Hilyard decapitated 63-year-old Micki Davis in her garage.

Fox was traveling when he heard the news. He said he hadn't been able to tell during his visit whether she was possessed or whether she was just depressed.

"We were in the process of trying to evaluate her situation to see if it was mental or demonic," Fox said.

"We were only working with her a few days," he said. "If we would have had an opportunity to get to her, I believe we could (have helped). ... I think if we would have had more time, perhaps we could have made a difference. It broke our hearts."

UFO

Meet some of India's most serious UFO researchers

Lights in the sky, levitating beings, hard science vs conjecture: Meet the guys trying to sift the crazies from the true witnesses in their search for unidentified flying objects.

I. Midnight Special

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world slept, Sunita Yadav awoke to a levitating alien.

She watched, petrified, as it hovered a foot above the ground just behind her home. Standing over 4ft tall, with grey skin and big, black eyes, it proceeded from the Yadavs' backyard toward their front door before - as her son Hitesh remembers - it "just vanished".

In the 15 years since, the humanoid has made numerous other appearances around the Western Command Hospital in Panchkula, some 10 km away from Chandigarh.

"It's now a mascot. Residents in the area believe it's lucky to spot it," says Hitesh, 20, now a tech student living in Gurgaon.

In their sketch, the alien looks like a swarthy dwarf. But Hitesh remains convinced that what he saw was an extraterrestrial. And he spends much of his free time trying to prove it.

MIB

Mothman-type creature reported in Chicago, Illinois

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Mothman statue in Point Pleasant, WV
A Mothman-type creature is being reported in Chicago by three separate witnesses over a four-hour period, according to three witness reports from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The cases took place between 10 p.m. on April 15, 2017, and 2 a.m. on April 16, 2017. Please beware of all case details until an investigation is completed. At this point in the investigation, a hoax cannot be ruled out.

In Case 83325, the witness was out on Lake Michigan with her husband and two other couples celebrating a friend's birthday.

We were about two miles out on the lake, just off of Montrose at about 10 p.m.," the witness stated. "We were enjoying ourselves when I happen to look up and saw what looked like a giant bat, and not like a fox bat (which I looked up and saw was the biggest bat). This bat was as tall as my husband, who is 6-foot, 4-inches, or even bigger.

The witness described the creature:

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UFO

Ipswich city security camera captures strange light in sky


Strange light in Ipswich sky on April 29, 2017
Residents rang police in the early hours this morning with reports of seeing strange lights in the sky. Police say the report came in at 4.29am and was seen over the Leichhardt area. The strange light was captured by the Ipswich City Council's Safe City cameras and show a very bright, white light in the sky.

The time stamp reads 4.36am.

The RAAF confirmed to police there was no aircraft in the sky at the time that may have explained the reports. The footage lasts for just over two minutes and clearly shows the unexplained light.

This year there have been multiple reports of 'strange lights' including in January when a Toowoomba man reported seeing a blistering orange light. He told The Chronicle he was looking towards Crows Nest when a bright light filled the sky about 12.15am.

Similar reports of strange lights in the sky were made by residents on the Gold Coast on New Year's Day.

Last year residents made more than 40 separate reports to the UFO Research Centre, Queensland describing varying experiences such as a quick bright flash and two separate lights appearing together.

Watch the video here.

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U.F.O. sightings are on the rise and this book proves it

© Heather Ainsworth/NYT
Cheryl Costa, left, and Linda Miller Costa, the authors of “U.F.O. Sightings Desk Reference.”
Why have sightings of unidentified flying objects around the nation more than tripled since 2001? Why is July the busiest month for U.F.O. sightings? Why did they spike in Texas in 2008, or in New Mexico in September 2015?

And how in the world, or out of it, has Manhattan racked up New York State's second-highest tally of U.F.O. sightings in this century?

These questions and many others emerge from the first comprehensive statistical summary of so-called close encounters: 121,036 eyewitness accounts, organized county by county in each state and the District of Columbia, from 2001 to 2015.

The unlikely compendium, "U.F.O. Sightings Desk Reference," is the work of a couple in Syracuse, who crunched unruly data on U.F.O. reports collected by two volunteer organizations: the Mutual U.F.O. Network, or Mufon, and the National U.F.O. Reporting Center, or Nuforc.

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Eye 1

After a cancelled TED talk, former CIA physicist exposes the reality of remote viewing

Cancelled or banned TED talks are nothing new. When coming across information, no matter how much evidence it has behind it, any topic that challenges the current accepted framework of knowledge will always encounter a harsh resistance. For example, in 1900, Lord Kelvin said that "there is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement." It was only five years later when Einstein published his paper on special relativity, which forced the scientific community to open up to an alternate view regarding the nature of reality. Scientists and new discoveries were and are still scorned by those in power, a classic example would be Galileo and the Catholic Church, or when we realized the Earth is round, but have things really changed that much?

"Through all stages of human history, intellectual authorities have pronounced their supremacy by ridiculing or suppressing elements of reality that imply didn't fit within the framework of accepted knowledge. Are we really any different today? Have we really changed our acceptance towards things that won't fit the frame? Maybe there are concepts of our reality that we have yet to understand, and if we open our eyes maybe we will see that something significant has been overlooked."- Terje Toftene (taken from his film, "The Day Before Disclosure")

Well, judging by the fact that TED continues to censor information, perhaps not. TED even banned a talk by the co-founder of a 23-year government research program investigating parapsychology at Stanford Research Institute for the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, Air Force and Army Intelligence, NASA, and others.

Comment: CIA, remote viewing and the Stargate Project


Briefcase

Italian man granted divorce after claiming wife 'possessed by devil'

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The woman reportedly hurled a church pew at an altar during one of the episodes.
An Italian man has been granted a divorce after claiming that his wife was "possessed by the devil".

The woman had exhibited "inexplicable behaviour" since 2007, including fits, stiffening, and other "unusual phenomena", a Milan court heard. Her husband attributed the episodes to "demonic possession".

Her sister, as well as a priest and a Capuchin monk confirmed the strange behaviour, testifying that the woman - a devout Catholic - had at one point knocked over a church pew, hurling it towards the altar using just one hand.

Question

Strange, loud 'siren or vacuum' sound recorded in Monument, Colorado

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There was no weather happening at the time so the Siren idea is probably wrong. I'd love to figure this out! I live near the USAFA.

It was at 1am and lasted for approximately 15 minutes.


Comment: A viewer of the video, about 35 miles away in Fountain, Colorado, reported they heard the exact sound for about 20 minutes, close to midnight.


UFO 2

Canadian UFO survey: Seven First Nations among those reporting mysterious lights in 2016

© Mike Blake/Reuters
Seven First Nations reported unidentified flying objects in 2016, according to an annual survey by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research.

Three of those sightings were on Walpole Island — located over 250 kilometres southwest of Toronto — according to the 2016 Canadian UFO Survey, which lists 1,131 reports from across the country.

The incidents in Walpole Island include someone reporting a "bright light remaining in one area but moving up and down slightly" on the evening of Jan. 3, 2016.

On Jan. 4, 2016 someone in Kahnawake reported seeing a "large yellow pyramid hovering in the sky" over the Mohawk community, located near Montreal.

Bright lights, flying objects

Most of the 2016 sightings reported by First Nations were in Ontario and Quebec, including one on the Sagamok First Nation on May 27, when someone there spotted a "bright light moving very fast before disappearing."

Comment: Aliens Don't Like to Eat People That Smoke!


Better Earth

Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 on why UFO research just might save mankind

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Ex–Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge discusses his new book on alien life – and why extraterrestrial research just might be the key to humanity's future.
"The more I got into it, the more I realized it was all real," says former Blink-182 member. "I was like, 'OK, what am I going to do about it?'"

For a long time, Tom DeLonge's interest in aliens came out in small ways. In the early years of Blink-182, he would read about abductions and quantum physics for hours as the band drove from gig to gig through the desert. For 1999's Enema of the State, the multi-platinum album that launched the group to TRL megastardom, the singer/guitarist wrote the song "Aliens Exist." And in the years that followed, as DeLonge founded a tech company, continued to play with Blink and started the band Angels and Airwaves, he kept researching what he calls "the phenomenon," the collection of eyewitness accounts that has led generations to believe we're not alone.

But since DeLonge parted ways with Blink-182 in 2015, his interest in extraterrestrials has become more than a hobby. "The more I got into it, the more I realized it was all real," he tells Rolling Stone. "Then I was like, 'OK, what am I going to do about it?'" So he started spreading the word. He began creating a multi-part, multi-platform rollout of an entirely new philosophy, one based on the theory that aliens have been visiting Earth for most of our species' existence - and the only way for us to have a prosperous future on the planet is if we take that into account, and soon.