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China Lake, California: 'Most controversial UFO photo on record'

UFO China Lake
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Remarkable pictures of what appears to be an alien spacecraft hovering over the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California have the UFO community mesmerized.

The pictures were reportedly taken by Keith Bradshaw in 2007, but he was too nervous to reveal them to the world until this week. Bradshaw claims that he went out to the desert after an old friend working on the base told him about the mysterious sighting. "This thing would wobble along close to the ground, very unstable," he told the Daily Star. "Then it would freeze in position, go up to a certain height and sit there for a few minutes, perfectly still. It made no noise that I could hear."

Bradshaw also claims to have heard a helicopter as he walked toward the base, before seeing the silver craft. He watched the UFO for approximately 10 minutes and noticed the military helicopter flying around near the craft at the same time.

"I don't believe anyone could have been riding on the inside, but I got the idea the helicopter was somehow remotely controlling it," he said. "It looked like whoever was controlling it was having fun with it, sometimes because they would do little tricks with it."

Bradshaw sent his pictures to the world's top UFO experts, who are unsure whether the photos are real or not. British UFO hunter Philip Mantle said, "This could turn out to be one of the most controversial UFO photo cases on record," adding that he has never seen anything like the images in his more than 40 years of research.


Chinese villagers left baffled by mysterious disk-shaped cloud hovering in the sky

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Villagers in China were left baffled by a strangely shaped cloud that appeared in the sky last week.

Incredible footage captured on mobile phone shows the orange-hued cloud floating in a clear sky. The clip was posted on Weibo, a Chinese social media site. Rumours of UFO sightings have been circulated since the cloud was seen on November 2.

According to a report on iFeng.com, the unusual sighting appeared above a village at Shaoyang town, Shangrao of Jiangxi Province.

Comment: Further reading: Bizarre tyre-shaped UFO captured flying above China (PHOTO)

Black Magic

W. Virginia Catholic retreat center's ghostly origins

crescent moon
© Todd Vandercamp
Were the crescent moon wizard clips the work of demons?
A brief, true history of West Virginia's Priest Field and "The Legend of the Wizard Clip."

While mysticism and Christianity often mingle, it's decidedly not often that religious sites are founded on straight-up ghost stories. That's what makes the pastoral center near Middleway, West Virginia, known as Priest Field, so fascinating. Priest Field, a 38-acre outreach and ecumenical center operated by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, would not exist in the form it does today were it not for a centuries-old haunted house story known as "The Legend of the Wizard Clip."

The origins of the bizarrely named "Wizard Clip" mystery go back to the late 1700s, when Virginia was still being settled, and before West Virginia had become its own state. The story begins with a man named Adam Livingston, a devout Lutheran who moved to the area in the early 1790s. According to The Mystery of the Wizard Clip, a published account from 1949 that is still sold at Priest Field, Livingston arrived there from Pennsylvania, where he had owned a great deal of land. For unknown reasons, his Pennsylvania property had begun experiencing a host of calamities, from his cattle dying off to his barn burning to the ground. Looking for a fresh start, Livingston and his family packed up and moved. But as it turned out, his troubles were only beginning.


Cesare Lombroso on spiritualism, mediumship and their links to pathology

Eusapia Palladino

Eusapia Palladino (in the center) seems to levitate a table during a spirit session.
In a recent article in History of Psychiatry that I wrote with Massimo Biondi we presented an excerpt of Cesare Lombroso's writings about pathology in the medium Eusapia Palladino (Alvarado, C.S., & Biondi, M. Classic Text No. 110: Cesare Lombroso on Mediumship and Pathology. History of Psychiatry, 2017, 28, 225-241).

Here is the abstract: "During the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, students of pathology such as Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), the author of the excerpt presented here, became involved in observing, investigating and theorizing about the phenomena of Spiritualism, and mediumship in particular. The Classic Text presented here consists of an excerpt from Lombroso's writings which focus on the Italian medium Eusapia Palladino (1854-1918), who greatly influenced Lombroso's beliefs. Lombroso illustrates neglected theoretical ideas combining the interaction of pathology and what seem to be real psychic phenomena that have not received much attention in historical studies."


Bizarre tyre-shaped UFO captured flying above China (PHOTO)

Kunming Dian Lake
© CC BY 2.0 / inyucho
Kunming Dian Lake
An oblivious tourist was just taking photos of a picturesque lake and accidentally snapped a mysterious circular object floating in the sky above the water.

A weird UFO was photographed by a Taiwanese man during an excursion to Lake Dianchi in China's Yunnan Province in early November. However, John Chen, a 44-year-old salesman from Taipei, discovered a strange ring-shaped object with ridged sides and a hole in the middle only upon his return home.

Comment: Some of these sightings will probably be attributable to drastic changes in our earth's atmosphere, whereas the shape of this sighting does not appear to be organic at all. Also see:


Interview with John Alexander - UFOs & other phenomena challenging conventional wisdom

Dr John Alexander ufo researcher
Open Minds UFO Radio: Dr. John Alexander is a retired senior Army officer with decades of experience with a wide range of phenomena. Traveling to all eight continents, he has encountered events that defy common explanation. A psychic adventurer, he practiced psychokinetic metal bending, fire walking, and caused a white crow to fly for the National Academy of Sciences. A founding board member of IRVA, he is a past-president of IANDS, and former SSE councilor. Straddling two worlds, he is also retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, and served on studies with the National Research Council, the Army Science Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, and was a senior fellow of a DoD university. Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross headed his doctoral committee.

In UFO circles he is known for investigating and writing about the phenomenon. During the 1980s, John organized an interagency group to explore the evidence, with participants from the military, CIA, and aerospace industry examining classic cases, including Roswell; the Gulf Breeze, Fla., photos; and unexplained incidents occurring within the U.S. strategic defense systems (such as sightings by NORAD installations), and many more. He shares his thoughts and research on UFOs in his book UFOs: Myths, Legends, and Realities.

In this interview, we discuss his latest book Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can't Happen - But Did. John shares personal experiences, including a UFO incident. We discuss other paranormal phenomenon, society's perspective on these topics and how they interrelate.

For more about John Alexander, visit his website at johnbalexander.com.

His book can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Comment: The interview with John Alexander starts at minute 25:00.

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Haunted high school in Ireland has a second video and our stomachs just dropped again

Haunted school Ireland
Surveillance footage capturing a "ghost" terrorizing the halls of a school in Ireland is going viral online ... again.

The same allegedly haunted high school, Deerpark C.B.S, whose video of a "ghost" that had the internet grasping for an explanation last month, just released new eerie footage.

The second video, which was captured by the school's security cameras around 5:30 a.m. last Thursday and uploaded to YouTube shortly after shows even more disturbing activity.


Missing 411: Alabama 3-year-old found after local hero drives 2 hours to search for her

child missing alabama
© Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Community Information Center
Serenity Dawn Sanders was found Friday after going missing.
An Alabama man was dubbed a hero after he traveled two hours to search for a missing 3-year-old girl he found in the woods Friday.

Eric Gilbreath, 37, of Cullman told WHNT that when he heard Serenity Dawn Sanders went missing Thursday his heart "just fell out on the floor." Gilbreath knew the little girl personally because his son and Serenity have the same mother.

The toddler vanished after the girl's mother left her outside for a moment with their new puppy, The Cullman Tribune reported. When the woman returned outside, the puppy and Serenity were gone.

Comment: Google maps estimates the journey would take 27 hours on foot to get from Cullman to DeKalb County, how the toddler managed to travel such a long distance with a puppy in tow is a mystery.
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Exorcist has been battling Satan since the age of 13

Brynne Larson, 23, performs exorcisms around her studies.
Many university students spend their time partying and dating the opposite sex.

But that's not the case for 23-year-old Brynne Larson from Arizona, who battles Satan and performs dramatic exorcisms to banish demons, between lectures.

Brynne is part of a glamorous trio - along with Savannah, 26, and Tess Shurkenback, 23, - who call themselves the All-American Exorcists, after renaming from the Teenage Exorcists.

They work as a badass Bible-bashing squad who claim to rid people of the devil inside them.

The aspiring doctor has performed 2,000 exorcisms since she started at the tender age of 13, after being trained up by her dad Reverend Bob Larson.

Comment: More on a real life exorcism:

Magic Wand

Post-op patient disappears from bed, found dead two weeks later in hospital ceiling by renovation crew

hospital ward
© File photo
"All we wanted was for him to get help."

These are the words of a Kayamandi family in Stellenbosch, who say mystery surrounds the discovery of their 61-year-old relative's body in a ceiling of an isolated area of the Stellenbosch Hospital. He had undergone surgery.

Father of six, Teteteke Gqotsi, was found 13 days after he disappeared from his ward. He was admitted to the hospital on October 5 after he underwent abdominal surgery.

The Western Cape Health Department said a nurse attending to him had gone to get clean linen and Gqontsi had disappeared when she returned. He was found by workers doing renovations at the hospital last Friday.

Comment: Ok there's weird, and then there's WEIRD.

This has a 'Missing 411' flavor to it.

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