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Strange, glowing lights spotted in sky over Buckeye, Arizona

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Mysterious lights over Buckeye.
Did you see anything strange in the western skies tonight?

Some folks did, and viewers sent us in pictures of a string of lights in the sky near Buckeye.

So far no one is sure what those mysterious lights are, but some think they are military flares.

We checked with Luke Air Force Base but were told the base is not holding any training exercises.

Top Secret

Apollo 10 crew heard unexplained space music on the far side of the moon

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Earth and the far side of the moon, where the Apollo astronauts encountered the strange music-like radio transmissions.
The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA, it's been revealed.

It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon when all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them.

As far as the public knew, everything about the mission went smoothly.

Almost four decades went by before lost recordings emerged that revealed something unsettling that the three Apollo astronauts had experienced while flying above the far side of the moon.

Comment: More space weirdness: Apollo 11 UFO encounter recounted by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Blue Planet

Legend of boiling river in the Amazon appears to be true

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Sampling 207 degree Fahrenheit water
Deep in the heart of the Amazon, legends tell of a river so hot that it boils from below. As a geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo's training told him the stories couldn't be true. But that was before he saw the river with his own eyes.

It's incredible to think there are natural wonders on this planet not yet known to science, but such was the case for the river at Mayantuyacu, publicized for the first time in The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon. The book is an engrossing, true story of discovery, adventure, science, and mysticism, told by a man who was driven to explain something impossible, and is now on a quest to preserve it.

Comment: The Breath of Shanay-timpishka [link]


Recently released CIA-UFO files reveal US considered plan to stage alien invasion for psychological warfare

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The US considered the use of fear of aliens as a psychological warfare tactic

Comment: In recent weeks, thousands of pages of the US Air Force's investigation into UFO's have been released and published on the web. And seemingly separately, the CIA has released thousands of declassified documents as well. As part of this possibly coordinated pseudo-disclosure, the information gleaned from the CIA release (below) is as interesting for what it says as for what it doesn't say.

Details of the shocking plan are buried in once top secret Central Intelligence Service (CIA) UFO files now published on the agency's website.

The potential weapon was discussed in a memo from Marshall Chadwell, assistant director of Scientific Intelligence, to General Walter Bedell Smith, CIA Director of Central Intelligence, which was sent in October 1952, when the CIA was deeply involved in investigating the UFO and flying saucer phenomena following an explosion in sightings.

The memo was sent at the height of the Cold War and considered if the number of UFO sightings could be predicted or controlled or, more sinisterly, even "used from a psychological warfare point of view, either offensively or defensively".

It said studies showed public concern, not just in the US but wider, with the phenomena, was so strong that many people may be pre-conditioned to accept the incredible as being true.

The memo added that news of potential alien activity had the potential to spark mass hysteria and panic.

Comment: The recently released memo suggests a few things that seem important to note:

1. U.S. intelligence agencies have been thinking about how to use false flag-style psychological warfare on U.S. citizens (and people of other nations) for literally decades. Operation Northwoods, from 1962, is another case in point. And all the many more recent false flag attacks, of course.

2. Despite the recent pseudo-disclosures that suggest "nothing's happening here" there was a time when various elements of the U.S. government were very interested in the UFO phenomenon. And everyone knows it, even if there is official denial about it now.

3. Leaving the UFO dimension out of it, the U.S. intelligence agencies seem just as obsessed with the so-called "Russian threat" today, as they were then. Not much has changed in their paranoid and pathological drive to defeat the manufactured enemy.

4. The understanding "that news of potential alien activity had the potential to spark mass hysteria and panic" is the very reason why real Disclosure will never happen through official channels. Ignorance breeds docility until it no longer serves the purposes of the controllers.

5. The U.S. government's exploring a plan to fake an alien invasion does not preclude the very real possibility of an authentic one occurring. Though one could well argue that the 'advance team' - in the form of psychopaths destroying our planet - seems to be paving the way...

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Beware the Wendigo: Terrifying beast of Native American lore with insatiable hunger to devour mankind!

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The Wendigo (spelt also as Windigo and Windego) (the plural form being Wendigoag) is a creature that can be found in the legends of the Native Americans, most notably amongst the Algonquian peoples. These peoples are some of the most extensive and numerous of the Native American groups in North America, and they once lived all along the Atlantic Coast and the Great Lakes Region. However, Wendigo-like creatures are also found in the legends of other Native American tribes, including the neighbors of the Algonquians, the Iroquois. Amongst these peoples, a creature known as the Stonecoat bears some similarities to the Wendigo.

A Wendigo's Insatiable Hunger

Roughly translated, the word 'Wendigo' means 'the evil spirit that devours mankind'. Another translation, said to be made by a German explorer around 1860, equates the word 'Wendigo' with 'cannibal'. Wendigoag are said to have an insatiable hunger for human flesh - no matter how much flesh they eat, they remain hungry.

This hunger is reflected in their appearance, which, according to some, is extremely thin. Despite their gaunt physiques, Wendigoag are described by some as giants, measuring at about 4.5 m (14.8 feet) in height. Whilst there are slight variations as to the physical description of this creature amongst the different Algonquian peoples, it is generally agreed that Wendigoag have glowing eyes, long yellowed fangs and long tongues. Most Wendigoag are also said to have sallow and yellowish skin, though others say that they are matted with hair or have decaying skin.

Legends say that Wendigoag were once human beings. According to the most popular version of the story, a Wendigo is formed whenever a human being resorted to cannibalism, even if it were done in order to survive. When a person consumes the flesh of another human being, he or she is believed to be overcome by evil spirits and transformed into a Wendigo.

Rad more here

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Did Edgar Cayce have visions of today's world?

Edgar Cayce
Prophecies and predictions of Edgar Cayce Cayce foresaw world events that can only be described as apocalyptic, a period of purification involving natural disasters that will dramatically alter the surface of the Earth, wars, economic collapse, and socio-political unrest. Cayce said that these future events could be averted if humanity changed its behavior. Cayce would repeatedly say that even the Lord of Lords could not accurately predict future events because human free will can alter and change the future. Cayce is referring to the Biblical account when Jesus is asked when he would return. His reply was: "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father". (Matt. 24:36)

Cayce's Visions of the Future That are Yet to Happen

The year the battle of Armageddon will occur in the spirit realm (may be happening already)

Comment: See also:

Grey Alien

Ten of the best alien abduction stories

10. Antonio Vilas-Boas (1957)

In 1957, Brazilian farmer Antonio Vilas-Boas claimed he was abducted by aliens while tending to his fields.

According to his story, four 5-foot-tall aliens, dressed in gray overalls and helmets, approached him and immediately took him aboard their spherical craft.

As time passed, he was instructed to have sex with a female alien with long white hair, red pubic and underarm hair, and bright blue eyes.

Vilas-Boas believes he was simply used as a sperm donor, and his offspring is being raised somewhere in outer space.

Comment: More on this phenomenon:

Black Magic

'Portal to hell' home in Indiana where 'possessed' children were 'chanting satanically' and visitors saw 'ugly, black monster' is torn down

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An home that has long been reported to be a hotbed of demonic activity according to visitors has been demolished.

The residence, in Gary, Indiana, was destroyed two weeks by Zak Bagans, a host and producer of the show Ghost Adventures.

It was filmed for a documentary he plans to release later this year.

Bagans bought the home back in 2014 for $35,000 after Latoya Ammons reported that she and her three children had been possessed by demons while living there, a claim which was later backed up by members of the local police department and workers from the Indiana Department of Child Services.

'Something was inside that house that had the ability to do things that I have never seen before — things that others carrying the highest forms of credibility couldn't explain either,' Bagans told the IndyStar.

'There was something there that was very dark yet highly intelligent and powerful.'

The possession and exorcism of Ammons was actually filmed inside the house by police.

Comment: If all this is true, it sounds like a harrowing experience was had for all involved. One has to wonder if the entity (if that's what it was) causing the havoc moved on to a new home, followed the family, or decided to stay put over the demolished home. Then again, everything that occurred may have in some way or another been specific to the Ammons family and not some evil entity from "outside". This case certainly raises a lot of questions.


Japanese taxi drivers pick up ghost passengers in tsunami-hit towns

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Taxi drivers in Japan encounter 'ghost passengers' who disappear upon reaching their destination.
Several taxi drivers from towns in northeast Japan have reportedly had encounters with "ghost passengers" who disappear upon reaching their destination. The episodes have occurred in towns, like Ishinomaki, which were badly affected by the 2011 tsunami.

The news surfaced after a research conducted by sociology student, Yuka Kudo, 22, from the Tohoku Gakuin University who reportedly interviewed over 100 drivers as part of her study. Kudo noted interviewing a taxi driver in his 50s who recalled having a ghost encounter with a woman near the Ishinomaki Station.


Ghostly image caught on camera at library fundraiser

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The ghostly apparition caught on camera at the old library at The Green
The fight to save Stafford's Carnegie Library has taken a spooky twist amid claims a ghost may have been caught on camera.Tireless members of the Friends of the Old Library Trust have been holding open events and tours to drum up interest in their campaign to turn it into an arts space - and last week's music event certainly proved interesting.

Stafford musicians Jon Watkiss and Steve Sutton of FEF Noise Devices, put on a private performance of dark ambient soundscape at the Old Library. Their friend Chris Healey took a photograph of the two as they created their soundscape, produced using sounds from adapted electronic toys. The image was taken in the dark and when Chris increased the brightness he noticed the image of what appeared to be a figure hovering over the musicians, listening intently to the music.

Nicky Baron, who has been spearheading the library campaign, said: "It later transpired that one of the musicians Jon initially came into the building alone, and while he was setting up by torchlight as there is no electricity at the Old Library, he felt his hair being ruffled in a friendly way. "Of course we don't really believe in ghosts, but if there were any at the Old Library, it's nice to know that they appreciate a bit of Art Noise."

The campaigners have been trying to get £650,000 to buy the building at The Green and have managed to get it listed by English Heritage. But they have to hand the keys back on February 6 when the lease runs out and the site goes up for auction at the end of that month. Members are hoping a buyer will fail to come forward as the amount of work that needs doing to bring it up to scratch could run into hundreds of thousands. This would give campaigners more time to apply for cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Architectural Heritage Fund to buy it.