UFOs Over Salt Lake City - 'Bending Light' and Silent


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UFO’s over Salt Lake City Feb. 27, 2009.

Unedited report to MUFON:

(1)
The first one I sighted at about 7:10 pm. It had 3 very dim lights on the bottom? The lights were in a triangle pattern moving very fast, silent and NNW direction. It appeared to be bending light around it? It was like it was invisible, like you could see though it in a way, except for the lights on it. The lights didn’t blink at all and were white in color with a very slight gray yellow tint, and was very dim and hard to see. Very stealthily, no sound at all. The bending of the light around the lights reminded me of the movie “Predator”. Like when the creature was kind of visible yet non-visible. I’m in the flight path of the Jets that come in to land at the Salt Lake City International Airport, it was about the same height of the jets that come in to land but slightly higher and just west of me. My thumb held at full arms distance would be able to cover this object. The sighting was less than 4 to 5 seconds.

(2)
I’m excited to see such a thing, so I stay outside and watch the sky intently. I’m on the cell phone telling one of my friends about this sighting, he lives near Ogden City, about a 45 minute drive on the freeway. While I was telling him about the 7:10 pm sighting, I see another dim set of lights come straight towards me. Except this is Huge! It was a single row of 3 lights (dim) on a 45 degree angle. It moves straight over me with no sound at all and again in a NNW direction. The sighting was about 3 ½ seconds, In 3 ½ seconds it was gone! It was as low as the lowest jets fly that are preparing to land at the SLC Int. Airport. It appeared to be having light dimly radiating from above it with almost a shadow like area around it, I could almost see a craft on one side where the row of lights was. Over towards the right was where most of the light emanated from above the thing. It was like one side of a V of lights that were visible. This thing also seemed to be bending light making it was very hard to see. If I held my arm fully extended with the palm flat against it still would not fully be able to cover this object. Like I said earlier it was huge! The time was about 8:30 pm. I had binoculars around my neck but was so dumb founded at this object I didn’t even think of the binoculars or of the camera in my pocket, plus it was so fast!



(3)
I’m still outside watching the sky’s (8:45pm). My neighbor comes home and see’s me outside with a coat, hat, gloves and binoculars. With a puzzled look come over and asked me what I’m doing. I tell her and she starts asking me where I seen the object etc. So I’m telling her and all of a sudden I see another object barely visible in a sense and very high traveling in a NNW direction. I immediately remember my binoculars this time and quickly find this object in my 10x50 power binoculars. It was like a flying wing with about 9 round lights forming a slight V formation. It was fast and silent. The sighting was about 4 seconds long. Her eyes were better than mine. I asked what she saw and she also saw a triangle pattern of lights. I can’t say that I could see much more than the lights. But it did appear to be dark between the area of the lights in the form of a wing type V pattern. We also noticed it had no sound what so ever.

(4)
It’s cold out and I’m still out watching the sky, 3 in one night! What’s going on! Anyway it’s about 11:00 pm now, I’m in my back yard now, earlier I was in the driveway. I’m looking to the south. All of a sudden I see a dimly visible row of lights in a slight V pattern but yet almost straight across. It’s coming fast and low about the same height of the jets that come in to land at the airport. I quickly view this with my binoculars. I’m shocked! It’s not one thing, it’s a group of white triangle’s. They were moving in a, a moving formation 15 to 17 of them in triangle formations in each triangle pattern the lead one would drop back to the rear and then move back to the front again, this was happening in unison along this formation line, from one side to the other(One triangle of formation with one in between the next triangle formation with one on each side of the triangle formation. They changed pattern about 4 times). It was very strange and puzzling. It also reminded me of birds in flight but different too. The sighting was no more than 4 ½ seconds. I would guess each craft was a little bigger than a small airplane. They had no lights on them but had a white glow to them with a Ripley effect around them. They were not bright at all, dim yet very solid looking triangles. They were a perfect triangle shape with a slight V notched out the back edge of them. They were silent and fast. They went right over me. I stared at them intently with my binoculars. The width of the formation was wider than the palm of my hand flatly held out at arm’s length. Please see the 4th sketch below. I stayed outside until about 1:15 am, I didn’t see anything else peculiar. In all the sighting they all were traveling NNW, with only white lights or color.

All of this in one night! I will never forget this night!

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Critica do Clássico do Expressionismo, O Anjo Azul


Várzea Grande, 27 de Fevereiro de 2009. 07:50PM.

...Mais um post inútil...

não me lembro de comentar sobre seriados por aqui. Falando francamente, não consigo acompanhar nenhum inteiro pela TV (paga ou não). Normalmente espero pela chegada das temporadas em DVD, até porque fica mais fácil assistir com atenção, sem contar que detesto a idéia de esperar 1 capitulo por semana. Lembro de ter acompanhado Smallville até a 5° temporada. Por que parei de ver? A serie começou a se alongar mais que o necessário, chegando ao ponto de querer desrespeitar o enredo dos filmes antigos (afinal de contas, essa adolescência do Clark não acaba nunca!?). Até me animei com a 1° temporada de Heroes, apesar da irregularidade dos episódios. Pena que o 2° ano da serie não tenha nem a IRREGULARIDADE do anterior. Sobre One Three Hill, da Fox...nunca consegui terminar uma temporada sequer (excessivamente meloso). Mas não vou me exceder com comentários sobre seriados, até porque não entendo bem disso (recomendo o blog do camarada Marcelo, do Comentando Séries). Durante o mês de Março comento sobre algumas impressões de outros seriados.

Nesse penúltimo dia de fevereiro, 4 filmes conferidos, sendo dois em dvd. Começando pelos marromenos:

O melhor Amigo da Noiva (Made of Honor, 2008). bem melhor do que imaginei, apesar de ser por demais parecido com O Casamento de Meu Melhor Amigo, comedia romântica que solidificou mais ainda a carreira de Julia Roberts, em 1997. o filme dirigido por Paul Weiland (o mesmo do contagiante A Bola da Vez), conta a historia de amizade entre Tom e Claire. Tom apesar de ser namoradeiro ferrenho, nutre secretamente um amor platônico por Claire, que tem uma opinião diferente do amigo sobre relacionamentos. Quando Tom decide finalmente se declarar a Claire, a mesma aparece com um companheiro Escocês anunciando o casamento em poucos dias. P/ completar a infelicidade, ela convida o melhor amigo p/ que seja sua “madrinha de Casamento” (!?!?!?!?). Tom vê no pedido uma oportunidade de atrapalhar o máximo possível os preparativos a fim de tentar convencer a amiga a desistir do futuro marido. Não sei o porque mas por mais que tente não consigo me convencer da transformação radical de Patrick Dempsey nos últimos 8 anos. Aqui, o ator tem um dos melhores momentos da “nova fase de vida”, interpretando com energia e muita simpatia o atrapalhado e adorável Tom. E pensar que esse era aquele garoto desengonçado e feio Ronald Miller, de Namorada de Aluguel. Menção também p/ a sempre apagada Michelle Monaghan e Sidney Pollack, em um de seus últimos papeis. Ao menos o filme é uma prova definitiva que as possibilidades de um homem ter uma “melhor amiga” são remotissimamente remotas (e existe essa palavra, remotissimamente, Jeniss??)

Noites de Tormenta (Nights in Rodanthe, 2008): já assistiu a um filme curto mas que aparenta ser interminável? Noites de Tormenta, filme que marca o reencontro de Richard Gere e Diane Lane, tem exatamente essa sensação. Adrienne cuida de uma pousada a beira-mar. Paul é um medico que esta de passagem pelo lugar, a fim de reatar os laços com o filho mais velho (James Franco). Adrienne e Paul acabam passando uma noite juntos durante a passagem de uma tempestade no local, fato que muda a vida de ambos (o fator “carência” ajuda bastante :P). não vou falar mais p/ não estragar as “surpresas” da historia. Mas a verdade é que já me cansei dessas contos de amor pré-prontos, na medida p/ os apaixonados de plantão. Assista por curiosidade.

Agora vamos aos melhores (uff!)...

na madrugada pude conferir ao ótimo drama Anjos de Cara Suja (Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938), de Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, 1943). o filme narra a historia de Rocky e Jerry, amigos de infância que cresceram juntos em um pobre e violento bairro de Nova York. Anos depois se reencontram muito diferentes um do outro: Rocky depois de sair do reformatório abraça de vez a vida de gangster; Jerry tornou-se padre, incentivando meninos a não trilhar p/ o mundo do crime. Com exatidão, Anjos de Cara Suja explora com veemência as conseqüências das escolhas que cada um faz. Apesar do respeito e da amizade, os interesses de Rocky e Jerry caminham p/ um inevitável conflito. Escolhas feitas na infância(ou adolescência) poderiam não só influenciar como também modelar em definitivo a persona de um ser humano. Uma questão de grande relevância levantada pelo filme digna de uma loooonga discussao. Ponto + do longa: o excelente duelo de interpretações entre James Cagney (indicado ao Oscar por esse trabalho) e Pat O´Brien, nos papeis de Rocky e Jerry, respectivamente.
Imperdível.
Finalmente assisti a um filme do renomado diretor alemão Josef Von Sternberg, O Anjo Azul(Der Blaue Angel, 1930). Preciso assistir mais filmes do intitulado Expressionismo Alemão (esse é um dos últimos), movimento de grande significância p/ o cinema. O excelente Emil Jannings interpreta o professor Immanuel Rath, decidido a descobrir o porque da ida de alguns de seus alunos a um cabaré itinerante. Chegando no local, o professor fica estupefato pela ambientação do lugar, e imediatamente cai de amores por uma dançarina/cantora vestida de meias compridas, cinta liga, colete e uma cartola. Seu nome é Lola Lola, a grande atração do cabaré “O Anjo Azul”. Poucos filmes conseguem captar com precisão personagens derrotados pela desilusão do amor. Em O Anjo Azul temos a oportunidade de analisar friamente a destruição da personalidade do Immanuel Rath – de renomado professor a artista boêmio da vida noturna. Marlene Dietrich encanta no papel da fatal e Falsa Lola. Como diria certo personagem em A Noiva Cadáver : “mulheres. Ruim com elas, pior sem elas...”.

clipe
Volto ainda hoje p/ postar minha seleção de filmes p/ conferir nessa 1° semana de Março. Por enquanto é isso. Um abraço a todos e até mais.

:P
:P

Video: Olympic Flight 266 Tower Audio -Translated



The video and transcript have been translated:

Narrator: November 11, 2007, Flight 266 from London to Athens. Everything began when the captain of the flight No 266 of the company Olympic Airways, direct from London to Athens, a strange UFO or moving object in the area west of Athens. It was like a star, but much bigger and bright, and constantly changing its shape.

At the same time, the captains of two other flights of Olympic Airways, the 730 and 700 reported seeing the UFO as well.

This was also confirmed by the control tower in Athens, whose employees were able to observe Karystos, a small town on the island of Evia.

Civil contact with the military, which responded that they spotted the object, traveling at an icredible speed in a northern direction from the radar station on Mount Parnitha Athenian.

The presidium of the radar station describes the UFO as a slightly unusual and not attributable to aircraft known.

The strange object was also photographed by the soldiers of the station, but to date there have been no public photos.
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Narrator: November 11, 2007, Flight 266 from London to Athens. Olympic Airways pilot to communicate with flight control at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (Athens International) - this is the conversation:

Pilot: Olympic Tower 266? Receive me?

Tower: Go

Pilot: There other aircraft flying around/near us?

Torre: negative, "Why?

Pilot: I see to my right, about the same height, an unknown object flying from the south east.

Torre: No, nothing is all. What is it? Is it harassing your flight?

Pilot: For the moment no, but its altitude and direction are not stable.

Torre: What exactly do you mean? Because I have no trace on the radar.

Pilot: Increases speed and its movements are irregular.

Torre: Olympic, continue current trajectory and altitude according to the flight plan and stay in touch.




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Haunted Painting Returns to Maryland Tavern

Cockey's Tavern in Westminster has lost its haunted traces after a renovation completed this year, except for one, according to two former employees.

Carole Cook and Pat Thomas worked at the upscale restaurant from the 1970s through the 1990s. To them, rumors of a ghost between the dark, oppressive and seemingly haunted walls of the tavern were long gone after seeing the Historical Society of Carroll County's restoration of the building.

Until the two saw a startling Civil War-era painting. A bearded gentleman, who seems to be bleeding, stares out from the tavern's history into its future. The image of the dark-coated man grows darker; Cook said it seems more haunted now than ever although she said it always seemed foreboding.

The employees at the restaurant always thought the painting was of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, but Timmi Pierce, executive director of the Historical Society, has her doubts.

"If it is, it's a very poorly done portrait," Pierce said.

Cook said she can't really remember when it started, but one day when she was working at the restaurant she noticed the figure seemed to have blood coming out of his sleeve and on his thumb. No one remembered it being that way previously, she said, so they found it unsettling.

Over time, the shadow that looked like blood spread down his hand, and also spouted from his forehead, and also on his chest, she said.

Today, the painting still has those dark marks, but the whole painting seems to have darkened as well, making those dark spots less dramatic, Cook said.

Cathy Baty, curator of the Historical Society, said the darkening is caused by the varnish naturally darkening over time. Having hung in the restaurant and bar, exposed to cigarette smoke, the painting's varnish likely darkened faster than under normal conditions.

After the restaurant closed in 2000 because of a devastating fire caused by arson, many of the building's contents were sold at auction, including the painting. Pierce said the Historical Society got the painting back in January from the grandson of the man who bought it at auction.

Thomas said the "Grant painting" wasn't the only one that behaved strangely in Cockey's Tavern. She remembers a time when two women from Baltimore were having lunch at the restaurant, and one woman said she didn't believe in ghosts. Thomas warned her to hold her tongue, but before she knew it, a painting behind her fell off the wall and on her head, Thomas said.

There were other times when pictures would fall of walls without people touching them, candles would re-light themselves, and people would hear voices and the sounds of glasses tinkling when no one was there.

"You'd get a little scare, but (the ghost) never hurt anyone," Thomas said. "It was just creepy."

Pierce and a few other Historical Society members went through Cockey's Tavern in November for a "ghost seeking" expedition under the direction of Lois Szymanski, a local ghost hunter and writer. Using electronic equipment, they detected some presences, Pierce said, including some in her future office.

As for whether she believes the tales of ghosts in Cockey's Tavern, Pierce is a little skeptical.

"I reserve judgment," Pierce said.

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...a Good Reason For Not Working at Wal-Mart

Police in a Chicago suburb say a Wal-Mart employee has died after setting himself on fire outside the store where he worked.

Police watch commander Randy Sater says 58-year-old Larry Graziano of Carol Stream set himself ablaze late Thursday outside the store in Bloomingdale. It was not immediately clear how he caught on fire, but Sater says lighter fluid was involved.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office says Graziano was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead early Friday.

Sater says Graziano told police he "couldn't take it anymore."

Police say bystanders tried to help, but Graziano fought them off.

Wal-Mart spokesman Dan Fogleman says Graziano had been with the company for seven years and that he had no reported personnel issues.

Radioactive Fugitive on the Run

Police have been warned not to handcuff themselves to a fugitive whose medical treatment has made him radioactive.

Police are hunting down a man whose medical treatment has made him radioactive.

Thomas Marius Leopold, 42, didn't appear at a court hearing in London this week on child pornography charges.

His lawyer Jeannie Mackay told the court his treatment for a thyroid problem made him radioactive.

"Please warn officers that when he is arrested he might be radioactive," Judge John Price said.

"This is not a joke."

It's likely Mr Leopold is being treated with radioactive iodine for an overactive thyroid, according to Royal Victoria Infirmary radiation protection adviser Mike Keir, who claimed the risk to police and the public was minimal.

"You'd have to spend a lot of time in close contact to have any significant effect," Mr Keir said.

"The only thing I would suggest is that they wouldn't have an officer handcuffed to him."

Mr Leopold was arrested in July 2006 but the trial was postponed due to his poor health. Ms Mackay said his poor health had caused the latest postponement and said her client had travelled to Ireland.

Mr Leopold was "doing everything to make it as difficult as he can to let the trial go ahead," Judge Price said, issuing a warrant for his arrest.

Amizade

---- Quase fechando o mês aqui no blog, que tal falar de amizade? Sim! Amizade mesmo! Você possui boas ligações com outras pessoas? É disso que falaremos agora em mais um momento “reflexão” do blog das Estranhas Verdades Relativas, mas também adiantando o que está por vir.
---- Você é daquele tipo de pessoas que possui vários amigos, poucos, apenas o necessário ou mesmo não os tem por perto? De cara já podemos dizer que ninguém sozinho vai muito longe. Na vida, sempre precisaremos contar com uma ou mais pessoas para fazer algo, então manter uma rede, mesmo pequena, de amigos é muito importante. Há quem diga que preferem ter poucos amigos, mas bons. Outros preferem ter vários amigos. Já têm outros que são amigos de todos. Para exemplificar, eu posso dizer que apresento todas as características citadas acima. Como sou comunicativo, faço alguns amigos com facilidade, mas também não êxito em abrir mão de alguém que está me fazendo mal. Sou leal aos amigos que são leais comigo, mas se entro em um briga, vou com tudo. Resumindo, sou bem mutável.
---- Agora, falando de amizade entre os sexos, existem pessoas que acham que elas não existem. Mulher não pode ser amiga de homem e vice-versa. “Isso não existe” segundo muitos já que sempre existem um interessem por trás disso. Será mesmo? Então vamos refletir!
---- Toda e qualquer pessoa possui interesses e é claro que em uma amizade, em algum ponto, as pessoas pensam se a amizade poderia virar algo a mais. É da natureza humana querer se relacionar com alguém que nos faz bem, mas não significa que existe algo mais. Existem pessoas que nasceram para ser amigas e isso não muda. Eu tenho várias amigas que são lindas, mas não passa disso. Infelizmente os namorados, ou ex delas, acham que não existe essa história de amizade, mas quando o assunto são as amigas deles, as coisas mudam. Normal isso, afinal de contas cada um gosta de apontar o dedo para o próximo, esquecendo que três dedos se voltam contra o próprio dono. Elas também cometem esse erro. Nenhuma mulher pode se aproximar do seu namorado que o circo está armado. Isso acaba criando casais isolados do mundo onde acabam respirando o ar um do outro até que tudo acabe de forma amarga. Isso é lamentável!
---- Uma situação que acontece muito por aí é encontrar uma amiga (no meu caso) por aí. Se ela está sozinha, ela para e cumprimenta ou mesmo começa a conversar, porém, ah o bom e velho ‘porém’, se ela estiver acompanhada, nem mesmo um “oi” é dito. Por que será? Medo? Eu não canso de dizer que quem está em uma relação, precisa confiar!!! Confiança é tudo!!! Se você não confia, algo existe e se existe uma semente de dúvida, ela pode nascer ou mesmo espalhar outras sementes. Claro que talvez não seja nada, mas falta de confiança nunca é algo bom.
---- Com relação aos amigos, são essas pessoas que sempre estarão por perto quando você precisa conversar, porém amigos não são uma segunda opção. Se você abrir mão deles por causa de uma só pessoa, talvez no futuro você fique sem ninguém afinal ninguém gosta de ser usado como opção. Saiba manter relacionamentos em sua vida, desde amorosos, os profissionais e os relacionamentos com os amigos. Quando mais pessoas boas existirem ao seu redor, melhor será sua qualidade de vida. Em março, esse texto será abordado de uma forma ampla e com ênfase em vários aspectos. Fique de olho!
---- E esse texto começa um especial que teremos no mês de Março, um especial de postagens falando de amizade. Nos vemos em breve!

China's 'Cat-Boy'


A 'cat-boy' has stunned medics with his ability to see in pitch black with eyes that glow in the dark.

Doctors have studied Nong Youhui’s amazing eyesight since his father took him to hospital in Dahua, southern China, concerned over his bright blue eyes.

Dad Ling said: "They told me he would grow out of it and that his eyes would stop glowing and turn black like most Chinese people but they never did."

Medical tests conducted in complete darkness show Youhui can read perfectly without any light and sees as clearly as most people do during the day.

Experts believe he was born with a rare condition called leukodermia which has left his eyes with less protective pigment and more sensitive to light.

1.5 Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered in Kenya


Early humans had feet like ours and left lasting impressions in the form of 1.5 million-year-old footprints some of which were made by feet that could wear a size 9 men s shoe. The findings at a Northern Kenya site represent the oldest evidence of modern-human foot anatomy. They also help tell an ancestral story of humans who had fully transitioned from tree-dwellers to land walkers. “In a sense it s like putting flesh on the bones ” said John Harris an anthropologist with the Koobi Fora Field School of Rutgers University.

“The prints are so well preserved,” Harris and other colleagues report in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal Science on finding several footprint trails within two sedimentary rock layers. An upper sedimentary layer included two trails of two prints each one group of seven prints and a variety of isolated prints. The lower layer had a trail of two prints and a single isolated print likely from a smaller juvenile human. The researchers identified the footprints as probably belonging to a member of Homo ergaster an early form of Homo erectus. Such prints include modern foot features such as a rounded heel a human-like arch and a big toe that sits parallel to other toes. By contrast apes have more curved fingers and toes made for grasping tree branches. The earliest human ancestors such as Australopithecus afarensis still possessed many ape-like features more than 2 million years ago — the well-known “Lucy” specimen represents one such example.

Caso Rihanna vs Chris Brown


---- Como o blog havia prometido, novos fatos saíram sobre o ocorrido entre Rihanna e Chris Brown, este tendo agredido sua até então namorada. Vamos entender o que aconteceu!
---- No dia 8 deste mês, Rihanna prestou queixa de agressão por parte de seu namorado. O motivo da briga não foi aberto à imprensa, mas existem boatos variados que não citaremos aqui. Depois de apurados os fatos, da prisão do rapaz no mesmo dia, ele pagou fiança de mais de 50 mil dólares para sair. No mesmo dia do acontecido, toda a imprensa americana voltou sua atenção para o caso.
---- Dias depois, uma foto do rosto ferido da cantora caiu na rede pelo site de fofocas TMZ. Na foto (que você pode ver clicando aqui), Rihanna aparece com o rosto bastante ferido depois dos socos dados por Chris. Imediatamente depois disso, os comerciais onde o cantor aparecia foram retirados do ar por uma questão de bom senso. Outros artistas saíram em defesa da cantora provando que agora Chris Brown vai ter que agüentar as reações causadas por suas atitudes. Em sites de relacionamentos, ameaças de morte estão sendo juradas ao cantor que deve sua carreira comprometida, se é que ele ainda possui alguma.
---- Segundo publicações, Chris diz estar arrependido do que fez, mandando até um presente de aniversário para Rihanna. A família da moça não quer mais contado com o cantor que pode pegar até 9 anos de prisão pela agressão cometida. Para tentar se “salvar”, o cantor vai alegar que agiu em legítima defesa (?) dizendo que ela o agrediu antes. Rihanna não quer se pronunciar, mas ela está deixando toda a situação para seus advogados resolverem.
---- Fato é que depois do erro, não tem como fugir. Ele precisa pagar pelo crime que cometeu e quem sabe assim amadurecer já que a fama de meninão é bem conhecida. A situação ainda vai longe já que novos fatos aparecerão, mas não serão esquecidos. Como eu disse antes, o cantor vai colher o que plantou.

Investigators Claim Paranormal Evidence Found at Palmyra, NY Museum


Look closely: Some say they see the apparition of a young boy floating to the right of the register inside the Wm. Phelps General Store on Market Street in Palmyra, in this photo taken within the past year.

Phantom footsteps, whispers, a swaying chandelier and a piano that played on its own exposed the presence of ghostly spirits residing in two local museums on Market Street. Or so say members of a few ghost-hunting teams that recently camped out with some high-tech equipment.

The spook sleuths from Scientific Paranormal Investigations and Finger Lakes Area Spirit Hunters on Thursday, Feb. 19, shared their findings with a crowd of about 55.

They played recordings they said captured whispered ghostly responses to questions and faint piano playing. They shared bone-chilling stories of apparitions and chills and breezes that seemed to come from nowhere.

“A feeling of dread engulfed me,” said Rob Henning, co-founder and case manager for Scientific Paranormal Investigations of Palmyra, as he described an encounter he said he had with a young girl in the piano room in the general store. “Immediately, we were blasted with cold, dry air.”

The general store and attached living quarters, at 140 Market St., is preserved store that thrived on Erie Canal commerce and a bustling downtown back from the early 1800s to the 1940s. Some believe its visitors are not just docents and tourists but also some long-dead members of the Phelps family, including spiritualist and musician Sibyl Phelps, who lived above the store and became something of a shut-in in the years before her death in 1976.

The Historical Museum just up Market Street, meanwhile, is on the site of a 1964 blaze that claimed seven people, six of whom were children. The museum itself is an old hotel that was moved from William Street in the 1970s during urban renewal work.

Bonnie Hays, director of Historic Palmyra Inc., was contacted about a year ago by members of the Victor-based Finger Lakes Area Spirit Hunters. “They said, ‘we’ve always wanted to come to your buildings, would you mind if we came?’” she said. “Of course, I said, ‘We’d love it.’”

And so, for the past several months, the Spirit Hunters and Scientific Paranormal Investigations have surveyed the museums with video, camera, audio, high-tech night vision and thermal-vision equipment.

The investigators aren’t the only ones who’ve experienced strange happenings in the museums.

“I swear a black cat came in the front door of the Phelps Store, walked down through the store and up the stairs,” said Ralph Kommer. “Bonnie (Hays) and I looked for it, but never found anything. She left food. It was never touched.”

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Hacker One Step Closer to Extradition to the US

British computer hacker Gary McKinnon has lost the latest round of his battle against extradition to the US.

The Crown Prosecution Service refused to bring charges against him in the UK.

Mr McKinnon, 42, from Wood Green, north London, faces up to 70 years in prison if found guilty in the US of breaking into military computers.

His lawyers appealed for him to be prosecuted in the UK on lesser charges, but the CPS said the best place for the case to be heard was the US.

Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon has always admitted hacking into the computer systems in 2001-2 - which the US government says caused damage costing $800,000 (£550,000).

In total, he hacked into 97 government computers belonging to organisations including the US Navy and Nasa.

Mr McKinnon has always said he had no malicious intent but was looking for classified documents on UFOs which he believed the US authorities had suppressed.

He has signed a statement accepting that his hacking constituted an offence under the UK's Computer Misuse Act 1990.

The CPS said it found enough evidence to bring charges against the hacker under the act for obtaining "unauthorised access with intent".

But Alison Saunders, head of the CPS organised crime division, said: "The evidence we have does not come near to reflecting the criminality that is alleged by the American authorities."

She added: "These were not random experiments in computer hacking, but a deliberate effort to breach US defence systems at a critical time which caused well-documented damage.

"They may have been conducted from Mr McKinnon's home computer - and in that sense there is a UK link - but the target and the damage were transatlantic.

"The bulk of the evidence is located in the United States, the activity was directed against the military infrastructure of the United States, the investigation commenced in the United States and was ongoing, and there are a large number of witnesses, most of whom are located in the United States."

'Years of agony'

Mr McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, said she was "heartbroken by the lack of compassion" shown towards her son.

"Gary is a gentle man with Aspergers - not a dangerous terrorist.

"His obsessions led him to search US computer systems. Wrong, yes, but extraditing him to a high-security prison knowing he won't survive - surely no-one can honestly believe that punishment fits the crime?

"We've suffered an agonising seven years which has ruined the lives and health of my family."

Mr McKinnon, who was arrested by British police in 2002, has already appealed unsuccessfully to the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights to avoid extradition.

His battle now rests on a judicial review of the government's decision to extradite him.

Last August, Mr McKinnon was diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome and his lawyers said he was at risk of suicide if extradited.

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Damn! He's Definitely Been Overcooked! You Caption This!


C'mon...you caption this!

Crítica do filme Banzé no Oeste


Várzea Grande, 26 de Fevereiro de 2009. 08:16PM.

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em se tratando de quantidade/qualidade, hoje foi o melhor dia do ano (até agora, é claro :P): 5 bons filmes vistos. É muito provável que eu vá terminar a lista de fevereiro só no inicio de março (veja aqui ela). Até dias atrás ficava até as 04:00 da manha assistindo alguns daqueles DVDs. Mas como falta poucos dias p/ o retorno as aulas(será no período matutino), resolvi tentar me acostumar a dormir mais cedo. Semana que vem retirarei de minha seleção de “filmes da semana na TV Paga” todos que tiverem inicio a partir da 01:30AM. Tudo por uma boa causa. Voltando ao dia 26...

dois pela madrugada: o suspense Cinco Dedos (5 Fingers, 1952), de Joseph L. Mankiewicz e Banzé No Oeste (Blazing Saddles, 1974), um dos melhores trabalhos de Mel Brooks. Com James Mason liderando o elenco, Cinco Dedos narra a historia de um mordomo da embaixada britânica que tenta enriquecer vendendo segredos de guerra p/ os inimigos nazistas. Alem da boa atuação de Mason, o filme se destaca pelos diálogos afiadísimos, marca registrada do roteirista/diretor Mankiewicz (o mesmo de A Malvada). Só não recomendo assistir o filme de noite.

Não há duvidas que Mel Brooks foi um dos melhores diretores de comedias que satirizavam algum gênero (o melhor exemplo é o já clássico O Jovem Frankenstein, lançado no mesmo ano que esse). Em Banze no Oeste, um empresario pretende expulsar todos os moradores de um povoado p/ que assim possa lucrar horrores com a construção de uma linha férrea. P/ “proteger e servir” os moradores, o excêntrico governador (Brooks em sua habitual participação especial) envia a cidade um xerife negro, que obviamente terá muitas e muitas dificuldades p/ convencer a população. Considerado pelo AFI “uma das melhores comedias de todos os temposBanzé no Oeste desmistifica de maneira hilaria todos os elementos dos grandes westerns. Alguem do elenco à destacar? hm...poderia ser Madeline Kahn no papel da estonteante Lili von Shtupp (imitação perfeita de Marlene Dietrich), indicada pela academia por essa performance. Ou Gene Wilder no papel do braço direito do xerife, Waco Kid, o gatilho mais rápido do oeste. De qualquer forma, imperdível.

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Entre o período matutino e vespertino, mais 3 filmes: a comedia romanta De Folga p/ Amar(The Perfect Furlough, 1958), do diretor Blake Edwards; e os policiais O Efeito Dominó e RocknrollaA grande Roubada. Com uma simpaticíssima historia, De Folga p/ Amar narra as desventuras amorosas do malandro e super-mulherengo Paul Hodges, “selecionado” entre mais de 100 homens p/ passar um fim-de-semana em Paris com uma estrela do cinema. A “licença Perfeita” foi idéia de uma oficial do exercito (Janet Leigh, linda) p/ conter o desrespeito e a apatia dos voluntários que esperam o inicio de uma missão no Pólo Norte. O charme e o talento da dupla central (Tony Curtis e Janet Leigh) e dos coadjuvantes (hilario os franceses vendedores de vinhos), alem do clima sempre agradável tornam o filme uma ótima e descompromissada diversão. E pensar que vejo tanta porcaria no gênero atualmente – Vide Totalmente Apaixonados (Arghh!).

Parece que Guy Ritchie voltou com força total ano passado. Em Rocknrolla, o diretor conduz com eficiência um enredo policial cheio de reviravoltas um tanto incompreensíveis e malucas – marca característica que o revelou em 1998. em Londres, varios personagens excêntricos querem uma fatia de poder do crime organizado da cidade, aparentemente comandado por um antigo “Capo”, Lenny Cole. Depois que uma absurda quantia em dinheiro é perdida no meio de uma negociação mal-sucedida, todos os criminosos de Londres armam uma maneira de conseguir o valor, desde um fracassado astro pop, passando por um gangster cujo parceiro de “trabalho” é homossexual(?!), até uma contadora de um mafioso recém-chegado na cidade. Recomendo que assistam o filme no minimo, 2 vezes p/ melhor compreensão (ou será que só eu q tenho dificuldades em acompanhar esse tipo de trama?). Recomendável.

Logo depois conferi (com certo atraso) o interessante O Efeito Dominó (the Bank Job, 2008). incrivelmente inspirado em fatos reais, o filme narra a historia de um lendário assalto ocorrido na cidade de Londres em 1971. 4 amigos gananciosos já conhecidos da policia conseguem cavar um túnel que da acesso a um banco na rua Baker. Obviamente o interesse dos ladroes era retirar jóias e dinheiro mas, entre a centena de cofres, havia documentos contendo informações sigilosíssimas que poderiam incriminar líderes da policia, membros do parlamento inglês e ate – pasmem – integrantes da família real Britânica. Dias depois do ocorrido, membros da Scotland Yard identificaram e torturaram alguns dos autores do roubo, na tentativa de reaver os documentos. Conhecida como “o Assalto de Baker Street”, curiosamente até hoje os fatos verdadeiros da historia nunca foram devidamente relatados (os que participaram provavelmente levarão o segredo junto p/ a cova). Dirigido pelo eficiente Roger Donaldson, O Efeito Dominó ganha bastante interesse no 2° ato, justamente tentando desenvolver uma historia que tente chegar o mais próximo possível da verdade ocorrida no fato. É uma das poucas oportunidades que temos de ver as nuances dramáticas de Jason Statham – p/ alegria dos fãs e surpresa dos críticos, o ator não decepciona. Confira.

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Putz! O texto de hoje ficou gigantesco! Depois vou ler p/ ver se ficou cansativo...amanha falo um pouco do filme de Michael Curtiz, Anjos de Cara Suja. Por enquanto é isso. Boa sexta-feira a todos (fim-de-semana...ufff!), um abraço e até mais.

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Archeologists Discover Elongated Skulls in Siberia


Archeologists in Siberia have discovered an unusual series of ancient, mishapen skulls dating back to the 4th century AD. Researchers are not sure who these people were or why they intentionally elongated their skulls. Similar specimans have been found in ancients South American burials.

Paranormal: Mother Desperately Seeks Help For Daughter

I recently received this email from a desperate mother (typos have been revised):

I am looking for some kind of help and answers, please. I have always been a person that believed in the paranormal. I gave birth to a beautiful daughter in 2002 and life was fine. Unknown to me it would be altered by unseen things. Ever since my baby was born she has sensed something else that we cant see. She always wakes up screaming and staring into the dark like she has just seen a ghost or something. Much to my surprise it was that. She couldn't tell me at that age but as she got older she would tell me that she saw things. Mostly it was dark figures, at times she saw dead people. I thought it had finally stopped till she started talking about seeing dark figures floating around the room. I don't know why the dark shadows seek my daughter but it scares me. She has slept with me for her whole life. She is now 6 years old and still sees things. It isn't every night but enough that she stays scared. Is there anything we can do to make this go away? Her father said that on his side of the family almost every women in the family had the power to see things and converse with them. So is this something that will always be in her life. Please send an email with some kind of help for me.

Note: This email was sent to me asking for help. If you truly think you can help this person, please email me at Lon - Phantoms and Monsters and I will forward the contact information. Thanks.

Unknown Object Crashes Through Dallas House


A six-pound chunk of charred metal blasted through the roof of a house in Southeast Oak Cliff Tuesday evening.

The object crashed through the second floor of the home in the 7800 block of Buford Drive before coming to rest in the kitchen on the ground floor.

No one was home at the time of the incident and there were no injuries.

The Dallas Fire-Rescue biohazard unit checked the unidentified flying object for radiation and found none.

Police say they have no idea what the metal is or where it came from. State and regional officials have been notified.

Investigators say they are not aware of any other reports of similar activity in the area.

Two large man-made satellites collided in orbit over Siberia on February 10, and military officials have been on alert since then for possible falling debris.

A large meteor fell to earth near Waco on February 15, and the fireball could be seen over a wide area of North and Central Texas.

Top 5 Nacional - 1ª Posição

---- E a primeira posição do Top 5 BR fica com... NX Zero. Sim! Definitivamente não é a minha banda favorita, mas atualmente quem movimenta as paradas musicais por aqui são eles. Uma música deles, “Além de mim”, fez com que eu ficasse cantarolando essa música por um bom tempo. Por causa disso, primeira posição para eles!

---- A banda começou em torno de 2001 formada pelo guitarrista e vocalista Yuri Nishida. Com o tempo, a banda foi tomando a forma que tem hoje. A banda foi a primeira banda independente a conseguir alcançar a primeira posição do extinto programa de música "Disk MTV". Após esse feito, a banda fechou contrato com a Universal Music, mesma gravadora das bandas CPM 22 e Hateen. O primeiro single do novo CD homônimo, “Além de Mim”, já com a gravadora, fez enorme sucesso e a banda conseguiu o prestígio nacional. O primeiro grande prêmio que receberam, foi o Prêmio Multishow de Música Brasileira 2007 na categoria "Revelação". A segunda canção de trabalho escolhida foi “Razões e Emoções”, que foi o single de maior sucesso da banda até então, tanto nas rádios, quanto na TV. Eles também venceram o Video Music Brasil 2007 nas categorias "Hit do Ano", "Artista do Ano".
---- O segundo CD do NX Zero por uma gravadora grande foi intitulado “Agora”, que tem como primeiro single a música "Cedo ou Tarde", que alcançou o primeiro lugar nas paradas. Esse mesmo CD ficou durante quatro semanas como o álbum mais vendido do Brasil, e contém várias participações.
---- Por aqui, é claro que a música que teremos é...



---- Pois bem! É isso! Eu não sou lá muito a fã de música nacional, mas aí estão alguns artistas que curto. Quem sabe ano que vem a lista aumente! Valeu!

O Enigma de Outro Mundo: trash de primeira do diretor John Carpenter


Várzea Grande, 25 de Fevereiro de 2009. 08:19PM.



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faltam 10 filmes p/ conferir daquela lista feita no inicio do mês. Deixei por ultimo aqueles mais longos e aparentemente mais chatos. Motivo? Provavelmente era p/ terminar mais rápido a seleção. Entre a manha e a tarde de hoje foram 3 os vistos:

Prova De Fogo (Akeelah and the Bee, 2006): um simpático e edificante drama com enredo que, apesar de não ser novo ao menos não aborrece. Um ano antes havia assistido um filme de tema semelhante (garotas que usam o talento com as palavras em campeonatos de soletragem). Pena que esse era lerdo que doía (hehehe :P). entre os coadjuvantes, destaque p/ os sempre eficientes Lawrence Fishburne e a meia sumida Angela Basset.

Instinto Secreto (Mr. Brooks, 2007): já caiu no lugar comum falar das escolhas erradas de Kevin Costner e Instinto Secreto não foge a regra. A trama é curiosa – um homem de família acima de qualquer suspeita viciado em matar(!?). Porém, a lerdeza na conduçao do enredo o torna chatíssimo. apontar uma coisa boa no filme: o amigo secreto do Sr. Brooks, interpretado por William Hurt. de resto, deixa p/ lá.



Chumbo Grosso (Hot Fuzz, 2007): confesso que me diverti horrores com essa produção inglesa que começa como um filme de comedia/ação, mas contem elementos de suspense, terminando com uma barulheira incessante, divertidamente trash. Já ouvi falar no talento do diretor Edgard Wright. Preciso ver mais obras a respeito.





E na noite de ontem, mais um “clássico” do mestre John Carpenter: a ficção O Enigma de Outro Mundo (The Thing, 1982). ouvi relatos que o filme teve a infelicidade de estrear na mesma época que o trabalho de Steven Spielberg, E.T. - daí a má recepção tanto da critica quanto do publico, fato característico da filmografia do diretor. Engraçado como boa parte das obras de Carpenter com o passar dos anos tendem a ser cultuadas por cinéfilos...por que será? No filme, Kurt Russel interpreta R.J. MacReady, piloto de helicóptero que lidera um grupo de 12 sobreviventes de uma ameaça alienígena em uma base de pesquisas na Antártida. Ambos concluem que “A Coisa” se transforma gradativamente em uma copia de suas vitimas.


Certamente os detratores dirão que O Enigma de Outro Mundo é mais uma xerox de Alien – O 8° Passageiro, até porque encontra-se na trama muita das características do premiado filme de Ridley Scott lançado 3 anos antes. Mas reconheço que ambos diretores tem métodos distintos de trabalho, por isso, semelhanças só ficam mesmo na historia. Curiosamente não vi personagem feminina no filme...por que será?(2). De qualquer forma, uma ficção/terror/trash que entretém como poucos. Carpenter já é meu mestre. :P

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ah sim! Não consegui assistir ontem A Marca da Maldade, de Orson Welles. Mas não me faltará oportunidade. Por enquanto é isso. Um abraço a todos, boa Quinta-feira e até mais.




(putz! Reconheço que o texto de hoje ficou apressado. Uma porcaria :P)


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Mais Bandas Brasucas

---- Com o tempo eu vou recordando de outras bandas que eu curto, e dentre elas está o Skank que sempre possui músicas nas paradas musicais. Essa é a nova deles que vem tocando muito por aí. Confere aí o clipe de "Ainda gosto dela".



Vale também a pena recordar da música "Resposta", um grande sucesso da banda. Confere aí mais um clipe deles.



O Pato Fu também liberou uma música que curti muito alguns anos atrás. Vale a pensa recordar da "Eu"!



Valeu!

Los Angeles' Ghostly Lounges

Los Angeles has had its share of frightening problems. Consider the riots of 1992, the earthquake of 1994 and the ever-present danger of drunk-driving starlets in 2006. Now Los Angeles is facing another terrifying crisis, and this time it’s affecting our nightlife. This town has a serious ghost problem—and it's spookier than ever thanks to the newly opened Crocker Club and the apparitions who supposedly reside here.

Located in the former Crocker Citizens National Bank in Downtown L.A., this 6,000-square-foot venue includes safe-deposit boxes and a genuine functioning vault door, which serves as the entrance to the club’s Mosler Lounge. Though the cocktail waitresses use modern innovations such as handheld PDA units, owner Vincent Terzian kept the building’s historic beauty intact. The most notable carry-over from yesteryear, however, might be invisible.

Near the private studio rooms is a secluded second bar called the Ghost Bar. While this might be a good place to start a ghost hunt, acclaimed psychic medium and paranormal investigator Virginia Marco tells us that at least one of the Crocker Club’s ghosts roams the entire building. Upon visiting the venue, Marco made contact with a spirit named Travis, a bald, English-speaking man in his 40s or 50s who was working in the building at the time of his death. According to Marco, Travis has green eyes, no wife and no kids. Marco went on to explain how Travis "missed his opportunity to cross over" to the afterlife and now resides between this world and the next. And though Travis apparently gets excited when patrons see him, he's none too pleased with all the new people coming into his building. “He's pissed,” Marco explained.

As the old adage goes, one should always get a second opinion when dealing with the supernatural or interdimensional. We enlisted the help of celebrated psychic medium Jack Rourke, who visited the Crocker Club during construction to evaluate its paranormal activity. Upon visiting the site, Rourke noticed several unusual phenomena, many of which have been reported by others, including an unexplained odor of cigar smoke and the feeling of being watched while walking through the club. The feeling of being watched can make your hair stand on end, which is called "piloerection"; Rourke claims it's caused by "nerves in the dermis becoming stimulated by an electromagnetic field."

Rourke also claimed to have experienced, via extrasensory perception (a talent for which he is known), heavy foot traffic in the lounge. He specifically identified one spirit, a “smartly dressed woman in period attire of the late 1940s or '50s.” Rourke referred to this woman as Jane, adding that Terzian and others had also felt the presence of a woman.

Whatever the cause of the Crocker Club's spookiness, it's the perfect place to scare yourself silly with some friends. And while it's unlikely the club will experience a lack of attractive living women anytime soon, it is nice to know there's always Jane. And if you spill a drink, Travis should be along to clean it up shortly—though he might not be very happy about it.

Meanwhile, paranormal activity has been reported and investigated all over Hollywood. The glitz and glamour can be distracting, but it's not enough to hide a dark, spooky underbelly, where the nightlife and the afterlife coexist. Many paranormal investigators consider the Comedy Store to be one of the most haunted locations in L.A. Just as Comedy Store alums have had trouble crossing over into horror flicks (Robin Williams in "One Hour Photo," Jim Carrey in the "Number 23"), the ghosts at this old school house of yucks are largely believed to be mobsters from the 1940s and '50s, who had trouble crossing over into the afterlife after they were whacked. Prior to opening as the Comedy Store in 1972, this location was known as Ciro's, a popular restaurant with close ties to the mob.

Further east, in Hollywood, there’s the ghost of Peggy Entwhisle. Legend has it Entwhistle, the would-be actress best known for diving off the H of the Hollywood sign and killing herself in 1932, stills wanders the area around Beachwood Drive, including local stores and bars such as Bob's Frolic Room on Hollywood Boulevard. When asked if she had visited lately, a bartender declined to comment, but one helpful regular had the real scoop, telling us "she just left." Whether this is truly the roaming ghost of Ms. Entwhisle, the original B-lister, or simply a figment of our collective imagination has been disputed. Dr. Larry Montz, of the International Society for Paranormal Research, says he believes the visions are not that of an actual ghost, but rather a "residual," or a lasting image of a particularly intense event, such as swan-diving off a 40-foot H. As the story goes, Entwhistle killed herself when she didn't make it as an actress, creating one of the first and most highly publicized B-list actress meltdowns the tabloids have ever seen.

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Video: New Bigfoot Footage Released - Colorado Rockies


Statement with video: This incredible piece of footage is surely the most amazing record of a sasquatch since the famed Patterson-Gimlin film of 1967! It was recorded last July just outside of Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. You can check out the details behind this incredible encounter, as well as a brief history of Colorado's Yellow Top Bigfoot at our website yellowtopsightings.com. More proof will be forthcoming!

Note: Frankly, this looks like a setup for a film production or something along those lines...especially with the hokey description posted with the video and on the website.

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Haunted Earth Video: Voices From the Grave



Haunted Earth visits a 1,350 year old church which is one of the most frightening and compelling experiences to date. Follow the team as they investigate the paranormal in this most haunted of all buildings.

During this investigation (and despite protection) Chris Halton was overshadowed by a very powerful entity whose presence was manifest during the entire investigation.

Note: I noticed several instances of someone speaking Latin while watching the video. The phrase 'servo vestri' was very distinct on 2 occasions. I forwarded this information to Chris - Lon

Haunted Earth Paranormal Video Investigations

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Ghostly Patron Still Visits Cricketers Arms in Keighley

The ghost of a man in a flat cap is said to haunt the Cricketers Arms, in Keighley.

Landlord John Mitchell claims to have seen the ghostly figure three times while locking up at night. He suspects the man died in the late 1950s following an incident at the Coney Lane pub.

Local ghost hunter Malcolm Hanson is now looking into the possible origin of the spectre.

He hopes to reveal the full story of the ghost in his upcoming book Mysterious Keighley.

And he wants to hear other people’s spooky stories about the Cricketers and other old Keighley pubs.

Mr Hanson first highlighted the Cricketers story in 2006 while leading ghost tours for Keighley Festival. He and his party called at the tiny pub for a half-time rest during their town centre trek. Mr Mitchell laid on a fake spook to shock the ghost hunters, involving fishing wire and a dummy. But he believes there is a real ghost haunting the narrow passage linking the outside door with the bar. In recent years he has seen a figure through the glass at least three times.

He said: “I turned the lights out and looked into the porchway and there was a figure, a man with a flat cap.

“I shouted and turned the lights on but he wasn’t there. About a year later I saw him again.

“One of our customers told us the story about in the late 1950s or 1960s when a guy died just outside the pub.

“There was an accident in here. He went out, banged his head on the pavement and died.”

Mr Mitchell also feels an icy presence in the cellar of the hostelry from time to time. His cleaner has seen the figure in the morning, sitting at a table with his bike next to him. He was transparent and had a flat cap.

He has owned the Cricketers Arms for 11 years and moved in to run it six years ago. He did not believe in ghosts until his 1990s’ tenancy at the Brewery Arms, formerly the Masons Arms, in nearby Longcroft.

“In the 1800s there was a lot of trouble. One night I glanced over to the cellar door and there was a woman standing there in Victorian dress. It always seemed to be midnight, so I started waiting till quarter past to lock-up.”

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Photo: UFO Captured at Kidder Dam, Wahpeton, North Dakota



Submitted to MUFON: UFO captured on June 14, 2008 - World's Largest Catfish at Kidder Dam, Wahpeton, North Dakota

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Question Asked By UFOlogists: What Will (or Can) President Obama Reveal?


Will President Obama be the one to finally open the government's secret files on UFO's? That's the burning question at this year's International UFO Congress going on in Laughlin.

UFO researchers think there's a huge volume of suppressed evidence that should be made public.

The vendor room at any UFO conference generally represents the fun, non-serious side of the phenomena, where shoppers can fill all their UFO needs -- whether its a drum of Area 51 ooze or blow up aliens, alien sculptures, or an indispensable cattle mutilation calendar.

Vast libraries of UFO books and UFO videos provide hints about how far, and how wide, the discussion has grown. For the past 19 years, Tim Crawford's company, UFO TV, has marketed this material to the world, "The interest has expanded a lot to include ancient mysteries, science mysteries, political. The people classify this as need to know."

The phrase "need to know" could serve as the unofficial slogan of the UFO Congress and most other UFO gatherings. Researchers have long contended, and with good reason, that the U.S. government has withheld files and other evidence about UFO's and UFO incidents.

"Do we know what's going on inside? I don't think so," said Nuclear Physicist Stan Friedman.

Friedman has chased the UFO mystery for more than 40 years. Although the Air Force did release some UFO files from its Project Blue Book years ago, Friedman points to the so-called Bollender Memo, an order from the Air Force that all UFO cases involving national security must be sent "somewhere else." Friedman says that alone confirms that some UFO files are kept hidden.

In the past few years, something called exo-politics has emerged, a disclosure movement which calls for the release of all UFO files. Proponents are encouraged by President Obama's promises of more open government. Friendman is not optimistic.

"I don't think it's going to happen. For one thing, he's got much more important things. The whole planet is in sad shape," he said. "People have the wrong idea that the president knows everything. First, there's too much to know. I don't think he has a need to know yet."

This won't discourage speakers at the UFO Congress from encouraging the new administration to pull back the curtain of secrecy and open the UFO files as many other western governments have done in the past two years.

Vendors like Tim Crawford know there is an enduring public hunger for this kind of information, "Average people are asking bigger questions than the scientists."

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Paranormal Investigator Possesses 'Sixth Sense'

He is the North-East’s very own ‘ghostbuster’. Julia Breen meets Trevor Weller, a psychic who runs a paranormal investigations business, and finds out more about his work.

Like the child in the hit film Sixth Sense, Trevor Weller claims he used to “see dead people” when he was growing up. From the headless rail worker who wandered along the railway line in Darlington searching for his head, to ghostly armies of soldiers marching across the fields behind the Cummins factory, he was constantly haunted by spirits.

But, being brought up on Firthmoor, in Darlington, he says he started to deny what he was seeing, eventually managing to block them out, fearing that his peers would think him “soft”.

“When I was growing up I could sense things around me and see things,” says Trevor, who now lives in Trimdon Station, County Durham.

“When I met my wife, Anne, she asked me to go along to a psychic fair with her. I had grown up in Firthmoor and wasn’t into things like that – I had blocked it all out. But I decided to go along anyway.”

At the fair, Trevor met a man who changed his life. “I thought it was a lot of rubbish, but this guy just caught my eye. There was something about him, so I went over and this guy gave me a psychic reading which was amazing.

He was not just giving me people’s names, he was practically giving me their addresses.

“He said to me to go out, get yourself some tarot cards, get developed (as a medium).”

Trevor left the fair, not knowing what to think, but he couldn’t forget the man he had met. A few weeks later he went along to the same fair, in another town.

“It was the same group, so I went along to pick this guy’s brains some more. When we turned up all the readers were the same, all the organisers were the same, but no one had a clue who had done this reading. No one knew him or recognised him when I described him, which was really strange. To this day I don’t know who he is – but he inspired me to go ahead and start developing myself as a psychic.”

Now Trevor runs a business, Cleveland Paranormal Investigators, which offers “Most Haunted”-style spiritual investigations, house cleansings, psychic fairs and tarot parties.

Trevor wears a fleece jacket with the company logo on it – which is similar to that of the Ghostbusters film. When his phone rings, it is with a Ghostbusters’ ringtone.

Two years ago, he and his wife set up a shop in the Parkway Centre, Coulby Newham, near Middlesbrough, selling crystals, incense and other spiritual items, and they also offered tarot readings. They moved the shop to Redcar, east Cleveland, about 18 months ago.

He says: “That is where the paranormal side came in. People started asking us to do mediumship at spiritual fairs, so we decided to set up a company to deal with that side of things.

“Then we got people phoning us up at midnight, saying the kids couldn’t sleep and no one could settle because of something in their house, and they’d ask us to go and investigate.”

Trevor offers investigations of private houses and spiritual clearings if necessary – but he doesn’t have proton packs or particle accelerators to capture rogue spirits like the Ghostbusters. Instead, he investigates using a camera, electro-magnetic field readings, a thermometer for temperature readings, and incense for “cleansing” the house.

He recalls one incident where an unquiet spirit was causing problems in a family home.

“They called us out because the kids weren’t settling and they were sensing and hearing things. The team went in, took pictures and readings, and I went in and was picking things up on a spiritual level.

“There was a male malevolent spirit there who wanted to cause trouble, and he thrived off the stress and anxiety he was causing in the house. The more he did it, the more negativity built up and he was feeding on that.

“We used salt water, incense and crystals to drive him out. We forced him further and further up in the house because he was keeping as far away from us as possible.

“It takes three or four days for things to calm down, but the kids were much happier afterwards, and the atmosphere of the whole house improved, including the ill health and stress.”

There are two types of spiritual disturbances in homes, explains Trevor. The first is residual haunting, where events from history are replayed.

“We can’t do much about that, it’s just one of those things,” says Trevor. “But the second type, visitations, are something different.

That is active haunting. We will carry out cleansings of the house, which a priest would call an exorcism. We will let the people know who is there, and why they are there, and let the homeowner decide whether they want us to rid the house of the spirit or not.”

But Trevor doesn’t charge through the nose for this service. “I don’t want to make money out of that kind of thing,” he says. “So, we just ask for our costs to be covered.”

The main thrust of the business is in paranormal investigations of public haunted sites – similar to the investigations in hit cable TV show Most Haunted. He is also organising events next month at the North-East Aircraft Museum, in Sunderland, and the Heugh Gun Battery, in Hartlepool, in April.

At the end of last year, he worked with Middlesbrough Council and children at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum to carry out an investigation there, teaching children history through the paranormal.

He says: “When we do investigations with adults we have table tipping, glass moving, ouija boards, and so on, but obviously we can’t do seances with children, so we let them use the equipment and they took loads of pictures and took readings. They were fascinated.”

For now, Trevor is concentrating on building up the business and also doing a course in native US beliefs. His “spirit guide” – who puts him in touch with spirits on the other side – is the Squaw of a native American chief. Even as a child he was drawn to that culture and hopes that by finding out more about them he can improve his psychic abilities.

However, he admits he does still have to block himself from seeing spirits all the time.

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