Monday, November 3, 2008

UFO Openline PARANORMAL EDITION, Issue# 14, 11/3/08

Greetings one and all, and welcome once again
to the Extraordinary world we live in.

Videos: UFOs Sighted Over Stephenville / Dublin, Texas Again
Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:29 AM CDT
Again, there are many reports of UFO activity over Stephenville and Dublin, Texas. The USAF is (again) stating these are F16's.________________________________________________

'Ghost Adventures' Investigates Old Idaho Penitentiary
Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:11 AM CDT
History is full of good stories: tall tales, yarns, legends, myths, and yes, ghost stories. If you wanted to go looking for them, the Old Idaho Penitentiary would be a good place to start. That's what the hosts and creators of the Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" said earlier this month before they locked themselves into the historic site to investigate rumors of paranormal activities. "We try to find a lot of dark history and dark hauntings because we do a little provocation to entities that are not nice, evil," said Zak Bagans, lead investigator for the "Ghost Adventures" team. "Some of the guys who did hard time here, I'm sure, were not very nice. They're probably going to fire back at us and we may get good evidence, but it can get dangerous." The Old Pen housed more than 13,000 inmate from 1870, when it opened as a territorial prison, to 1973, when it closed. The Old Pen is on various Web sites that list haunted places around the country. Although there is no documented evidence, stories of apparitions, strange rattling, wails and other spooky noises persist, said Janet Gallimore, executive director of the Idaho State Historical Society."It was a prison, and people died here," she said. "So there are plenty of opportunities for interesting stories. There is no proof, but we know this is something that interests the public, and many people have come out to investigate the paranormal here." The GA crew arrived in early October to film what will be the finale of their first season on the Travel Channel. You can watch that episode on Dec. 5. Bagans, well-muscled with a subtle East Coast accent, has black hair thick with gel and a touch of goth-esque blue/black lipstick. He and his crewmates, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, dress in black and wear their GAC (Ghost Adventures Crew) logo prominently. It is an affected look, but it doesn't diminish their sincerity in their belief that ghosts and other things that go bump in the night are real."Before I die, I would love to see a headline that reads 'Government scientists have authenticated that ghosts do exist,'" Bagans said. "I know they exist. Nick and Aaron know they exist. We've all (everyone) had experiences."That's why we're out here, because people have a right to know."On an unseasonably warm and sunny fall day, their garb looks out of place. The site, with its rose gardens, looked almost cheery. Almost. Six inmates were hanged in the rose garden. These guys may find more than they bargained for, or at least that's what they hope for.Bagans, Groff and Goodwin locked themselves in the Old Pen with cameras, night-vision goggles, gadgets that measure electromagnetic fields and their courage.They will concentrate some quality time on Building 5, which was built in 1954 and housed the most hard-core criminals. It contained the prison's death row and an indoor gallows where notorious murderer Raymond Snowden was hanged. Snowden, called "Idaho's Jack the Ripper," brutally murdered a woman in Garden City. There is a 15-minute gap between the time officials slipped the rope around his neck on Oct. 18, 1954, and when he fell through into the "drop room" beneath. The two physicians who were on site disagree on the time of death. That's the spirit they're after, Bagans said. "I heard he hung there for 15 minutes," Bagans said. "I know I'd be pissed off if that were me. So we're going to try to get a reaction out of Raymond. He and I are going to become friends."Snowden also is reported to haunt Hannifin's Cigar Shop in Downtown Boise. Bagans and the crew take a different approach from other observation-type paranormal shows. They're a bit more aggressive and taunt the ghosts, Groff said. "We've been hurt before. You'll see it," Groff said. "We actually had to go see an archbishop. It's no joke. People think this is stuff you only see in movies, but this stuff is real. Once it happens to you, it opens your mind up big time on a view of life."Bagans and Groff both had close encounters when they were younger that changed their thoughts on the paranormal.Bagans lived in what he describes as a haunted apartment in Trenton, Mich., a few years ago, where a woman would scream out his name at 3 a.m. Up until then he had been a skeptic when it came to ghosts, he said."Finally on the seventh night, she woke me up again, and I was paralyzed for about 30 seconds. Then I flipped over and saw the silhouette of a woman at the foot of my bed. It was like a jolt of electricity ran through my body. When I turned on the light, no one was there. That experience changed my perception of life." Groff lived with the specter of a man he would see in his family home."That would make me run out of the house. After a while I closed off my mind to stuff like that. Then, when I got older, I became more and more intrigued," he said. The two met in Las Vegas and decided to team up and make a documentary about their no-nonsense approach to spirit hunting. It aired on the Sci-Fi Channel and became a cult hit. Shortly after that, producers at the Travel Channel held an "emergency meeting," to try and secure the show. You can't beat a good ghost story for sheer entertainment value, said Charlie Parsons, who became the show's executive producer. "People are always up for a good fright and just want to be entertained and get goose bumps, and lot of people are believers," Parsons said. "This show tries to offer something for both of them." It is an entertainment genre that has been around since the medium was young. Think "Twilight Zone," "Night Gallery" (which is back, by the way), "Tales From the Crypt" and "Ghost Whisperer." Reality shows like "Ghost Adventures" and "Ghost Hunters" are on the new end of the spectrum. "There is no question that this genre is exploding," Parsons said. "The public has a growing appetite for these paranormal shows."The romance of ghost stories and their connection to history is not lost on the Historical Society, said Idaho state archivist Rachel Johnstone, who put together the state's new database on Old Pen prisoners. "It's a kind of popular history," she said. "It doesn't matter if it's true or not. Ghost stories are a valid part of Idaho history because that's the way people interpret their experience, and you have to keep an open mind."________________________________________________

Real Estate Disclosure Laws May Include Paranormal Activity
Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:04 AM CDT
This time of year, it's not too unusual to have a ghost in your house. It's probably made of porcelain or paper, and next month it will get stored away along with the fake spider webs, the pumpkin-shaped candleholders and other Halloween trappings - not to be seen again until next October rolls around. But some ghosts are not so manageable. Generally, home buyers are preoccupied with things like school districts, closet space and room size; ghosts are not typically on the list of concerns, and many don't believe they exist in the first place. But plenty of people have purchased homes only to find out upon moving in that someone or something is already there - and has no plans to leave. Take the case of Melanie Carter, who moved into a newly built Germantown townhouse nine years ago and slowly realized something was amiss.The home's intercom system would turn itself on and off. She'd hear loud pops coming from her stereo speakers. Her son's toys would turn on by themselves. At first she tried to explain away these occurrences as electrical problems. But over time, the oddities increased. She would repeatedly hear a hysterical-sounding woman in her hallway, moving toward her son's room, which would wake him up and make him cry. Her rocking chair would rock on its own. Just recently she felt a person caressing her arm while she was trying to fall asleep. She says her neighbors have also seen ghostlike figures in their homes."I can't afford to move," Carter says. "Right now I'm just trying to live the best I can."There are two cemeteries on either side of her development, and after moving in, local residents told her that at one time the entire area was a cemetery, though she's not sure if that's true. Carter called in some paranormal investigators who told her she had numerous ghosts. One investigator told Carter that she heard a man say, "I've been here since 1871 and I'm not going anywhere." Carter feels that if she could prove there are still bodies buried on the property, she might be able to take legal action. But she can't afford to hire an excavator and she's not up to the task of grabbing a shovel and digging up her yard in search of corpses. Carter also questions whether an attorney would believe her and take the case; in any event, she can't afford to hire one. There is no law that explicitly requires sellers in Maryland to disclose that a property might be haunted. In fact, state law leans the other way. One statute specifically states that a seller is not required to tell potential buyers that a death - even a murder - occurred in a home."The issue of ghosts has absolutely never come up in my practice," says Herbert Burgunder III, a real estate attorney in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood. "But it raises an interesting question." Disclosure laws in Maryland changed in 2005 to become more strict, he says. In the past, a seller could sell a home "as is" and not be required to disclose any defects. But now, even sellers who are making no claims to a home's condition must sign a disclosure form that lists the property's "latent defects." This was intended to protect buyers from unknowingly buying a house that, say, always floods during a storm - because the inspection might be held on a clear day when the defect would not be evident. But Burgunder says there's a chance someone could try to apply the rule to paranormal activity. "I think it depends on some particular facts or circumstances, but I'd say it's highly unlikely," Burgunder says. "You'd have to prove, one, that the seller knew there was a ghost and didn't disclose it. Two, you'd have to prove that it was in fact a latent defect, and three, that it did threaten the health and safety of the purchasers. I think it'd be a very difficult case to prove." With little to no legal recourse and an economy that makes selling a house challenging, those who might have paranormal roommates are left to pursue other options. Some decide to just live with it. Others have the house blessed, or demand that the ghost leave. If these things don't work, some people call an expert - a cleanser. Nancy L. Fox is one such expert. She is an "intuitive psychic" and one of her services - in addition to astrology, dream interpretation and meditation - is ridding homes of spirits. She won't discuss in detail her methods for fear of novices trying them and making things worse. But basically, Fox says, she calls on devas, which she describes as "angelic equivalents to earth beings," to help spirits move on. Fox, who lives near Linthicum, charges about $300 for her cleansing services, which take several hours."It creates a portal for these beings to leave and to go back to source, to God," she says. "And to go so completely that they can't return." Fox, 63, says spirits are everywhere. Some were humans at one time, but some never were. Some spirits are positive, and some are negative. And, she said, they can do more than just open all your kitchen cabinets when your back is turned. Sometimes they can cause marriages to break up or bring about severe depression.One of her clients, land developer Michael S. Cook, has been using her services for about 20 years. He meets with Fox quarterly, and she clears all of the properties that he has acquired. "She'll connect with the spirits on a property and in most cases she gets these spirits to move along," says Cook, who is based in Laurel. "I remember one particular property where a spirit was concerned about what we were going to do to the land - and I know I sound like a nut case - and there was a whole series of approvals that was driving us crazy and nothing was going right. [After Fox cleansed the site] it all started to flow, and we didn't do a damn thing differently."Not everyone tries to get rid of their otherworldly residents. Maureen Majors of Frederick says she has been living with ghosts in her house for years. They bang hangers together, open doors and interact with her family. One night, Majors says, she and her daughter were in the family room watching television when they saw a black shadow the size of a child walk down the stairs and stand in front of the door to the basement. Then they saw a woman dressed in white stand at the top of the stairs and the dark figure darted up to her and disappeared. "I don't feel threatened because they've never tried to harm anyone," she says. "I'll share space with them."Majors says she probably wouldn't disclose the ghosts if she were to sell her house."If it was something malevolent, that would be different," she says. "With friendly ghosts, not everybody pays attention. What my family experienced, the next family may not."The president-elect of the Maryland Association of Realtors, Steve Meszaros, said only on rare occasions has an agent asked him for advice about disclosing a ghost. "What I tell my agents is that I don't know anyone who has ever had an issue when they have over-disclosed - only when they have under-disclosed," he said. "A buyer could come back and say the belief that a ghost was in the house would have affected their decision to purchase the house, or affected what they would have offered for it. "Let's make the assumption that ghosts are a pain in the neck and somebody would certainly not pay as much for a house where there were chains being dragged around and people saying 'Boo' in the middle of the night as they would for a house that didn't have that."House hunters who want to avoid buying a haunted property need to trust their instincts, said Laine Crosby, an investigative medium who lives near Rockville. Crosby began honing her psychic abilities after she and her family moved from Atlanta to an old farmhouse in Maryland. "Things started happening. ... All the cabinet doors would open on their own, the kids were seeing people - I thought I was losing my mind," she said. Eventually she decided to just go with it, and now Crosby says she can communicate with spirits of many kinds. She has been featured on several news programs and also works with police to help solve crimes. But even those without exceptional psychic abilities can often sense when a spirit is present, she said. "There are a couple of ways a normal person can look for things," Crosby said. "One is just trusting their feelings. People know when they're being watched. Like when you're stopped at a red light and you're drawn to look over to the next car because you know someone is looking at you." She said that if you sense a spirit might be present, you should try taking photographs of that area because the spirits might show up as orbs - dots of light - in the photos."It's like fan blades that you can't see individually when they're spinning around but if you took a picture it would capture the individual blades," she said. "It's the same with an orb."For those already living with a ghost, Crosby said there are a few things to try, besides calling in an expert. She said owners might try burning sage in the house and putting a bit of salt in the corners of each room, including in the closets."I tend to pray in every room," she said. "I've also done cleansings with salt and sage, though I believe it's the prayers that work, but I hedge my bets."________________________________________________

British Man Has Not Slept In 37 Years
Posted: 26 Oct 2008 10:14 AM CDT
When someone tells me they've had a bad night's sleep, I find it hard to sympathise. I can't believe anyone sleeps as badly as me. On a good night I get three hours of restless catnapping, waking every 15 minutes and then dropping off again. I regularly go for two or three nights with no sleep at all. I can't remember any one night when I lost that ability to drift off, but by the age of seven I would regularly be pacing my room until dawn. I wasn't a particularly anxious child - there's no history of insomnia in my family and my mother said I slept well as a baby - so there was no obvious explanation. And no obvious solution: my mother tried everything, but nothing worked.At school I was short-tempered with exhaustion and would bang my fists on my desk and kick walls. By eight, I was so frustrated and desperate to sleep that I hit my head against the wall in the middle of the night; if I couldn't fall asleep, I thought, I'd knock myself out. The years went by with no improvement - I could barely cope and grew into an irritable teenager, a loner always on the periphery of groups. Yet it felt normal to me because I was so used to being by myself at night. I have never been able to lead a conventional life and can't imagine working in an office - I can barely function in the mornings. Fortunately I have been able to build a successful career as a ring designer, deciding what hours I work. Before I met my wife, Julia, insomnia wrecked several relationships. Girlfriends would say, "I'll make sure you get some sleep," but my tossing and turning drove them away. Julia and I have accepted we need separate bedrooms. We tried two mattresses zipped together, separate duvets - but I need the radio on to drop off, and it keeps her awake. When we did sleep together, I couldn't bear it if Julia woke me up when she snored. "How can you wake me up?" I'd rage. "It's taken me four hours to get to sleep." We don't share a bed any more and I yearn for the day when we can. Instead, when Julia goes to bed at 11pm, I pad around the house, or work until 2am or 3am. It's pointless trying to sleep any earlier. I take sleeping tablets only once a week because they are addictive - three times the recommended dose (with my GP's blessing) to ensure three to four hours' solid sleep. When my children were babies, I'd hold them in my arms and watch them drift off peacefully - it was like watching a miracle. I'd hold them close to try to absorb some of the blissful sleep that I craved. We have four children now and they've grown up understanding that Daddy is awake at night. It meant I could do the nightshift when they were babies. It's still such a mystery to me, the act of falling asleep. People say, let your mind go blank, but how? Thoughts whirr round in my head. I don't have that ability to switch off. I once gave a colleague a lift and he told me casually he was going to have a power nap. Thirty seconds later, I heard snoring and nearly crashed the car. I wasn't jealous - I'd never want to deprive anyone of their sleep - but I was definitely envious. How on earth did he do it? Over the years, I've taken part in numerous sleep studies and therapies: cognitive behavioural therapy, allergy tests, diets, yogacise, aromatherapy, acupuncture, melatonin. Each new specialist would treat me as a challenge, determined that they'd be the one to crack my insomnia. But I grew to recognise the signs of defeat in their eyes, and with it any hope of a cure. They could never find any cause. Sleep deprivation is a form of torture and, before I met my wife, I could easily have contemplated suicide. My salvation has been psychotherapy, being able to talk about how angry I've been all these years, and gaining a new perspective. It hasn't cured my insomnia, but at least it has given me a coping strategy - acceptance. Hours of talking has led to understanding. It doesn't sound much, but it's a huge source of comfort to be able to manage my frustration. So when the night comes now, the dread doesn't descend as deeply as it did before. I don't have that extreme sense of frustration. I settle down in front of my computer, tapping out emails of support to fellow insomniacs, while the quiet hum of the radio keeps me company into the small hours. I feel not quite content but resigned.

Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal, Cryptid and Extraterrestrial Events

Pennsylvania Paranormal Investigator Uses Life Experience
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 11:47 AM CDT
Though she now chases ghosts for fun, Patty Antol never believed in the paranormal before she moved to a 1950s ranch in Coraopolis in 1992. Even after an antique grandfather's clock that hadn't worked in more than 20 years suddenly started tick-tocking in her new house -- and then stopping dead at precisely 1 a.m. -- ghosts were the last thing on her mind."It didn't seem right, but I couldn't put my finger on anything so I just dismissed it," she recalls.Then things started to go missing. She'd put down a hammer, turn around and it'd be gone. Makeup and mail disappeared. And what about those unearthly voices and whispers? It was starting to test her sanity."My husband told me I was watching too many spooky movies and to get over myself," says Mrs. Antol.Which she tried her best to do, until about a year-and-a-half after moving in. While talking to a friend on the phone in her kitchen one sunny afternoon, she heard someone coming up the stairs from the basement. Turning toward the noise, she saw the image of a very tall man walking toward her, his hands clenched in fists at his side. He came so close that Mrs. Antol could see beads of sweat on his translucent brow and dirt on his white T-shirt. What really frightened her, though, was that when he walked through her, she could feel his anger and torment."It was the most intense feeling I ever felt," she recalls. She pauses, remembering how her husband laughed when she told him about it. "I thought maybe I was losing it."Or was she? A couple of weeks later, her oldest daughter, then 7, was especially grumpy when she got up for school. "Bruce" had kept her up all night, she complained. Mrs Antol assumed she must be talking about one of her stuffed animals. But when pressed for more information, her daughter shook her head."No, Mommy," she replied. "It's the guy who comes into my room at night.""What guy?" Mrs. Antol asked."The guy who watches me and plays games with me."Usually, he just takes the blanket off her bed, she said. But that night, he'd pushed down on her chest "and it hurt."Asked what he looked like, the little girl described a very tall man in a dirty T-shirt and work pants -- the same man Mrs. Antol had seen."Is he real?" Mrs. Antol remembers asking. Her daughter responded quite matter-of-factly, "No, Mommy. He's the ghost who lives here."Mrs. Antol had never spoken to her children about "her" ghost or the other strange things she had experienced. The only explanation was that her house, which was built in the 1800s on the site of an apple orchard, was indeed haunted."I just had this feeling that Bruce was stuck there for whatever reason and meant no harm to us," she says.Over the next several years, more unusual things occasionally happened in the house, but for the most part, the family just went about their lives. Mrs. Antol, meanwhile, became so interested in paranormal activity that she founded a group,Ghost Chasers of Southwestern Pennsylvania.But she never told many people about her own ghostly guest."We were a little overprotective," says Mrs. Antol, who during this time got divorced, remarried and had a third daughter. "We didn't want to share him."In 2005, the family sold the house in Coraopolis and moved to a new house in Canonsburg. With Ghost Chasers, meanwhile, she has investigated dozens of other haunted houses. One of her favorites is a farm dating to the early 1800s in Greene County, which she visits a dozen times a year. Along with cold spots, footsteps and electronic voice phenomenon, she's recorded strange videos of dangling lights and shadows on EMF meters and digital thermometers. Her cameras have also captured faces of people in the windows.Most people who visit the farm refuse to be alone upstairs, she says, and its owner has been touched by unseen hands. Mrs. Antol believes one of the spirits may be a woman named Rachel who lived in the house in the late 1800s.Mrs. Antol says there's also been paranormal activity at her new home, though of a happier nature. About six months after moving in, the Antols threw a birthday party for their youngest daughter. After everyone had left, the 3-year-old went to sleep in her parents' bed.Sitting in the living room, Mrs. Antol watched as her daughter's favorite Mylar balloon started bouncing across the ceiling and into the hallway. Dropping halfway to the floor, it then floated up the staircase. "Then it turned, mid air, and floated into my bedroom to the side of the bed where she was sleeping," recalls Mrs. Antol, who followed it.She's pretty sure it was her mother, who died before her daughter was born but with whom the child seems to be connected. After talking about seeing an "angel" in her bedroom, the youngster picked a picture of her grandmother as a teenager out of an old photo album."We like to think she's keeping her eye on her kid and grandkids."It's funny, Mrs. Antol admits. Tell a stranger that you investigate ghosts and they look at you like you're crazy. But almost always, they follow up with a ghost story of their own."People might not want to talk about it, but a lot of us have experienced things we can't explain," she says.
Is Actor Mel Gibson a Cult Leader?
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 11:47 AM CDT
Australian actor Mel Gibson has poured another $15.2 million into his controversial private church in California's exclusive beachside suburb of Malibu.US federal tax filings showed Gibson's Holy Family Catholic Church now has tax-free assets worth a total of $64 million. Gibson is the sole contributor to the church, which has a small congregation of about 70 members and follows a 500-year-old ethos. Among the church's assets were art works with a listed value of almost $760,000. Gibson listed three major expenses for 2007, including an architect and landscaper who have done work in and around the church. He also paid a law firm $105,000 for its services, but his church did not appear to donate to charities. Gibson's secretive sect is not recognised by the Catholic Church because it does not acknowledge the authority of the Pope or the Vatican and rejects the universally accepted teachings of the Second Vatican Council. The church's financial coffers are impressive, particularly when compared to the funds of other religious organisations in the US. The Archdiocese of New York's Catholic Charities organisation listed its total assets at the end of 2006 as only $5.1 million. Gibson's church, which offers a daily morning Mass in Latin, follows an antiquated ideology of Catholicism dating back to the 16th century. Female followers must abide by a strict dress code requiring them to wear veils over their hair and long skirts. Pants are banned. The exclusive parish caters for about 70 members, with the existing chapel having seating for 100 people. In the past two years Gibson, 52, has overseen the building of a much bigger Spanish mission-style church which will seat about 400 people. The church, launched in 1999, is on the famed Mulholland Drive, set among lush Tuscan-style gardens. It does not welcome strangers and has high fences and a heavy security presence. It also has an unlisted phone number and has asked members of the congregation not to release the information. The church preaches that Jews are responsible for the death of Christ. Many supporters, including Gibson's father Hutton, deny the Holocaust happened. In July 2006, when Gibson was arrested for drink-driving, his anti-Semitic comments to arresting officers were made public. In the wake of the incident Gibson, who entered rehab, was forced to make public apologies in an attempt to salvage the release of his violent epic Apocalypto in late 2006 portraying the Mayan civilisation. Gibson is now shooting his first movie since the scandal, a police thriller called Edge of Darkness.________________________________________________

Chinese Eat Human Fetus Soup For Sexual Vigor
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 11:46 AM CDT
'One Baby' Policy Blamed for Killing Babies in China - WARNING: IMAGES ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC...USE LINK FOR IMAGES Chinese Eat Human Fetus Soup For Sexual VigorSome of the Chinese people are known to be eating babies and the news circulated through the internet or via Email communication is shocking the world.An Email report received by The Seoul Times confirmed that news with several vivid and appalling pictures of human embryos fetuses being made into a soup for human consumption.The report went on. A town in the southern province of Canton (Guangdong) is now on trend taking baby herbal soup to increase overall health and stamina and the power of sexual performance in particular.The cost in China currency approximately $ 4000 (it is about Rs2000).A factory manager was interviewed and he testified that it is effective because he is a frequent customer. It is a delicacy whereby expensive herbs are added to boil the baby with chicken meat for eight hours of boiling and steaming. He pointed to his second wife next to him. She is 19 years old. The 62-year-old man testified that they have sex everyday.After waiting for a couple of weeks he took this reporter to the restaurant when he was informed by restaurant manager that the spare rib soup (local code for baby soup) was now available.This time it was a couple who have two daughters and this third one was confirmed to be a daughter again. So the couple aborted the baby which was five months old.Those baby who is close to be born and die naturally costs 2000 in China currency. Those aborted ones cost a few hundreds in China currency.Those couples who did not want to sell dead babies, placentas can be accepted also for couple of hundreds.One local reporter was quoted as saying that this is the problem arising from Chinese taking too much attention in health or is the backfire effect when China introduced one child in a family policy.This heinous crimes rise from the fact that majority of Chinese people prefer to have male babies and the poor families end up selling their female babies.Dead babied can be purchased in Taiwan for 70 US dollars for being used as grilled delicacies.________________________________________________

Research Claims Link Between UFOs and Nuclear Power Production
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 10:31 PM CDT
Robert Hastings said there is a link between unidentified flying objects and the world’s nuclear power production and he will offer proof at a free 8 p.m. lecture Tuesday in the Lane University Center Manicur Assembly Hall at Frostburg State University.Hastings, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., has decades worth of research, including previously classified documents recently obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, that he said shows the government’s secretive stance on the existence of UFOs.An independent UFO researcher and lecturer, Hastings said his interest began in 1967 when he was in an air traffic control tower at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Mont. “Five UFOs were tracked on radar for several minutes,” he said. “Jets were launched to intercept them. Later, I learned from Air Force sources that as the jets closed in, the UFOs performed vertical ascents and left the area at enormous speeds, far beyond the capabilities of any aircraft.”Hastings said he and other researchers believe that there exists a credible link between the appearance of nuclear weapons in the mid-1940s and the overall increase in UFO sightings worldwide since that time. It is probable, Hastings has said, that one of the reasons the U.S. government has attempted to conceal its extensive knowledge of the UFO phenomenon is because of apprehension about having to acknowledge that unknown observers, piloting enormously superior aerial craft, have been systematically monitoring and occasionally tampering with our nuclear weapons.Hastings, 58, said his claims are based upon persuasive, documented data. He has interviewed about 100 former and retired U.S. Air Force personnel regarding their direct or indirect involvement in such cases. Hastings, who has appeared on “Larry King Live,” authored “UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites,” which is available at

Video: UFO / OVNI Captured By News Photographer - Espírito Santo, Brazil
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 11:05 AM CDT
TV report video: UFO / OVNI images recently captured by a news photographer (A Tribuna) - Espírito Santo, Brazil________________________________________________

Bellingham, Washington Mansion a 'Ghost Hunter's Dream'
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 11:05 AM CDT
Down a long, grass-lined driveway off Eldridge Avenue is a house that looks like it was built for Halloween. Ivy creeps up its graying stucco exterior, and a dramatic circular turret stabs into the ruddy sunset.But it's what's inside the house that interests Sherry Mulholland, the founder of BOOO, Bellingham Observers of the Odd and Obscure.On Saturday, Oct. 25, she and two other group members met at the house, owned by Mike and Cis Kennard, to search for evidence of the spiritual world."This is like a ghost hunter's dream to get in here," Mulholland says. "It looks like it's haunted, even if it's not."The place breathes history, and it's been a landmark in the community since it was the home of one of Bellingham's founders, the Eldridge family."It's referred to in the community as 'that house,' " says Mike Kennard, who has lived in the home for almost 15 years. "You cannot live here and not have a sense of history. Edward Eldridge is one of the forefathers of Bellingham."Because of the home's natural ability to pique people's curiosity, the Kennards are usually more than happy to let people take a peek, whether it's ghost hunters or the casual passerby. But Kennard knows that when the ghost hunters come by, they're going to look at the house with a different eye than the average person."People can find things that I'm not necessarily looking for myself," he says, describing himself not as a skeptic but someone who is "neutral as water." "We have noticed an increase in unexplainable activity since we started having people come in here," he says.Since the Kennards moved into the home in 1994, there have been some unusual occurrences. Doors they know they locked will be found open, or vice versa. A friend who was adjusting a valance upstairs thought her husband had come in the room behind her, and she felt a steadying hand on her shoulder when the stool she was on wobbled. She turned around a few seconds later and no one was there; her husband was downstairs and had been for sometime."We had thought when we first moved in here that there were a number of strange things," he says. "Nothing scary, nothing unnerving, there are just little things that are moved around that are inconsequential."When the BOOO group inspected the house on Saturday night, they were looking for something a little more scientific. They had infrared cameras, digital recorders and electromagnetic field readers. They wanted something measureable. They wanted proof.It's not like the ghost hunts you see on TV, all dark halls, shadowy figures and terrifying bumps in the night. Along with Mulholland are group members Elena Stecca and John Sterrett. They'll go through each room in the house, trying to speak with whatever's out there, trying to get electronic voice phenomena on their recorders and trying to make the EMF readers light up."Ghost hunters have to have a passion for this or else they'll get bored to death," Mulholland says. "You have to be very patient."Though the night is relatively quiet - with group members hearing a few faint, far-off voices and some strange EMF spikes - all agree that the house has energy, buoyed by the tremendous history of the property. Even Kennard is convinced that the house has a buzz all its own."Everybody seems to come to the conclusion that there are lots of good vibes and a good mood and good atmosphere and lots of laughs," he says. "There's always been a mansion here, and it's always been a landmark in the community. They had an expectation that it was going to be a festive or celebratory occasion when they came here."And as long as the feelings are good, the Kennards don't mind a few ghosts."I said all I'm concerned with is if there's somebody in the house with an ax waiting to get me," he jokes.________________________________________________

Tanzanian Mob Kills Women Accused of Turning Dead Child Into a Ghost
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 11:05 AM CDT
A mob in a Tanzanian village killed two women and burned their bodies after accusing them of using witchcraft to turn a child into a ghost.Nhumba Nolelaga, 38, and Mwanandama Ndama, 55, were attacked and murdere at Idahina village in Shinyanga district after they were implicated in the death of a seven-year-old boy.The Citizen newspaper said the boy, Maduhu Masunga, died after he was bitten by a black mamba while sleeping.However, at his funeral, rumours spread that he was not dead but had turned into a ghost to work in the women's farms.A mob formed after it was reported that the boy was seen alive under the two women's beds.The mob had also accused Nolelaga and Ndama of kidnapping another woman, who went missing from her home but was later found unconscious in a nearby paddy field in the same village.Reports said the mob ‘questioned’ the women then murdered them and burned their bodies.The report said four or five elderly women are killed each month in connected with witchcraft associated beliefs. It said many in Shinyanga Region believe elderly women with red eyes are suspected to be witches.________________________________________________

Nazis Hoped to Colonize the Amazonian Rainforest
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 11:04 AM CDT
German scientists took an expedition to a remote region of the Brazilian Amazon on the border with French Guyana to see if they could set up a Nazi outpost in the Amazon. The book, The Guyana Project: A German Adventure on the Amazon, says the Nazis believed they were destined to colonise and settle in parts of the world much like the pioneers of America's west. On an island on a tributary of the Jari River, author Jens Gluessing found a 9ft-high wooden cross etched with swastikas. The inscription says: "Joseph Greiner died here on 2.1.1936, a death from fever in the service of German Research Work." Mr Gluessing discovered photographs of the expedition by exploring German and Brazilian archives. He found that Greiner was one of three sent by the SS to explore the region bordering French Guyana with a view to populating it on behalf of the Reich. The team, using the cover story they were collecting specimens of fauna and wildlife, reported back to their boss Heinrich Himmler on how German soldiers could live in Brazil. It would appear however the explorers were defeated by the Amazon. Dr Otto Schulz-Kampfhenkel, an SS officer and leader of the expedition, wrote to Himmler and said: "The two largest scantly populated, but rich in resources, areas on earth are in Siberia and South America. "They alone offer spacious immigration and settlement possibilities for the Nordic peoples." He added of the Amazon area: "For the more advanced white race it offers outstanding possibilities for exploitation." It would appear however before the plan was finalised, Himmler lost interest, thus shelving a potential Nazi South American colony.________________________________________________

Blood-Sucking Vampire Moth Discovered in Siberia
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 11:04 AM CDT
A previously unknown population of vampire moths has been found in Siberia. And in a twist worthy of a Halloween horror movie, entomologists say the bloodsuckers may have evolved from a purely fruit-eating species.Only slight variations in wing patterns distinguish the Russian population from a widely distributed moth species, Calyptra thalictri, in central and southern Europe known to feed only on fruit. When the Russian moths were experimentally offered human hands this summer, the insects drilled their hook-and-barb-lined tongues under the skin and sucked blood. Entomologist Jennifer Zaspel at the University of Florida in Gainesville said the discovery suggests the moth population could be on an "evolutionary trajectory" away from other C. thalictri populations. In January, she will compare the Russian population's DNA to that of other populations and other species to confirm her suspicions. "Based on geography, based on behavior, and based on a phenotypic variation we saw in the wing pattern, we can speculate that this represents something different, something new," Zaspel said. "But it is really difficult to say without knowing genetic differences between individuals in that population, and among individuals from other populations, how different this group is going to be." (Zaspel's research is funded in part by a grant from the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration. National Geographic owns National Geographic News.) Blood Feeding If it turns out that Zaspel has indeed caught a fruit-eating moth evolving blood-feeding behavior, it could provide clues as to how some moths develop a taste for blood. (Related: "Vampire Bats Hunt by Sound of Victims' Breath" [June 19, 2006].) Some researchers, she noted, hypothesize that blood-feeding in insects and animals evolved from behaviors such as feeding on tears, dung, and pus-filled wounds. "We see a progression from nectar feeding and licking or lapping at fruit juices to different kinds of piercing behaviors of fruits and then finally culminating in this skin piercing and blood-feeding," she said. Chris Nice, a biologist who studies butterfly evolution at Texas State University in San Marcos, said few butterfly and moth species are equipped with the hook-and-barb-lined tongues needed to pierce fruit. "The fruit-piercing stage in the first place sets the stage, in a morphological sense, for further transitions into, in this case, the blood-feeding," he said. Nice added that genetic research such as Zaspel's is the only way to test ideas on how certain behaviors evolve. Sexual Gift? The next question is why this Russian population of C. thalictri appears to have evolved blood-feeding behavior, Zaspel said. Only male moths exhibit blood-feeding, she noted, raising the possibility that as in some species of butterflies and other moths, the Russian moths do it to pass on salt to females during copulation. "There is no evidence it prolongs the life of the male, or anything like that," she said. "So we suspect that it is probably going to the female." The sexual gift, she said, would provide a nutritional boost to young larvae that feed on leaf-rich, but sodium-poor, diets. If salt is otherwise limited in the environment the sexual gift theory "would make sense," Nice added.________________________________________________

Witnesses Claim UFO / OVNI Fleet Landed In Chicoana, Argentina
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 12:03 PM CDT
Strange, deep marks left on three wheat fields. Hundred of witnesses reported the event to the police, but law enforcement gave it little importance.The marks left on the fields measure nearly one meter deep and are geometrical in shape.A series of strange geometric marks – circular and rectangular – allegedly left behind by UFOs that landed on three wheat fields in Chicoana: at Quebrada de Tilian, to the south of the community; at Pulares, to the west, and next to the Las Mesitas Camp Ground to the north. They have become the great mystery of this community in Valle de Lerma, 35 kilometers south of the capital.The prints appear to have been made by the “legs” of enormous structures and were seen at dawn last Thursday, after an evening that to hundreds of witnesses was “unreal” because they were able to see “strange lights dancing” above the fields in question, although “at a given moment, they stopped their nearly-erratic movements and remain suspended at low altitude for a considerable amount of time, after which they took off and vanished over the horizon.” This was the description given by perplexed and astonished Raul Martinez, a local resident from San Cayetano, two miles from the Las Mesitas Campground and of one of the wheat fields that was marked with the peculiar cracks.“We saw the first lights with my son around 3 a.m. and tried to film them, but curiously, our cellphones stopped working, as though they had no batteries in them. It was a wild succession of flashing colors that died down and appeared to form part of an enormous framework. I saw this phenomenon for five minutes. Later, whatever landed on the field, the source of the flashes, took off and went away at an astonishing speed. Our cellphones worked normally after that,” explained Martinez.Moreover, students from the Maria Valdivieso Rural School #588 in Villa Fanny, at Quebrada del Tilian, seven kilometers south of Chicoana, also witnessed the phenomenon, which took place at a considerable distance from the northern accessway to the locality. Its characteristics were nearly identical. “We tried to phone the police to report what was happening, but our cellphones wouldn’t work.”“The spectacle lasted around five minutes and no one could record the images because our cameras weren’t working,” said another student. The next day, they discovered the same geometric shapes in one of the wheat fields.But that wasn’t all: six kilometers west of Chicoana, in the vicinity of Pulares, locals also claimed having seen a light show that took place during the same span of time and at the same hour. A seal identical to the other two was left behind here. Impressions measuring a meter or more in depth and of equally unexplained origin.It is interesting to note that the vertexes of the three “affected areas” can form an isosceles triangle, so to speak. At the triangle’s heart can be found the infamous La Candelaria and El Antigal mountains, the scene of three fatal air accidents, all of them caused by unexplained systems failures.The Villa Fanny shelter school has 100 students. That night, 80 of them were present and all claim having witnessed the luminous phenomenon. Neighbors of the little school say that animals hid when the lights manifested, even though no noise was heard.Residents of Chicoana as well as numerous tourists pulled up in their cars on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to photograph and look at the strange marks that were left on the wheat field located next to the access road to the town.Federico Arnaldo Gutierrez, a technician with Nortevision Satelital, a local TV station, was one of the few who crossed the barbed wire fence and inspected the marks. “It’s very odd. The soil looked like something extremely heavy had landed on it. Wheat was flattened but not cut. There were no signs of burning or anything similar, only the geometrical marks.”Graciela, a biology instructor who also arrived with her camera to take pictures of the figures left behind in the fields, remarked: “This area has a wealth of strange phenomena and UFO sightings. Remember that over the past 15 years three aircraft plummeted from the sky and in all cases, the reasons were the same. Their instruments stopped working, just like what happened to those who saw the colored lights on Thursday morning and tried to photograph them, but couldn’t because their instruments didn’t work.”Authorities with the Chicoana Sheriff’s Department did not comment. One law enforcement officer, who asked to remain anonymous because “I’m about to issue a personal opinion that shouldn’t be construed as an official story” informed El Tribuno that many remarks “had indeed been received about the situation, but no one wants to make a written complaint. In my opinion, all of these marks are the result of wind and rain.”However, after consulting the weather bureau, there was no precipitation or strong wind during previous days or on the days that the events occurred. And should this be the case, why were the marks only on three wheat fields and not all of them, which can be found in the hundreds?José Silva, principal of School 558, whose students witnessed the events, ventured an opinion: “I’ve lived here for ten years and had never seen marks like this. I reject the possibility that they were caused by nature or made by someone. It’s weird, very weird.”Children living in the shelter also told El Tribuno that those of them with cellphones, and who saw the lights, tried to take pictures and couldn’t. “My aunt,” said Pedro, 13, “lives near the school and has a video device. The same thing happened to her. It didn’t work, as though its batteries had run out.”Silva adds: “I never saw anything like it. If people are saying that the prints were produced by the lights, let’s be clear about one thing: lights are weightless,” concludes the principal.________________________________________________

Deceased Celebrities Still Seen In Their Old Haunts
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 11:41 AM CDT
You’ve checked into the Beverly Hills Roosevelt hotel, donned your chicest outfit, and are ready to hit Tinseltown. On your way out, you stop to admire your fresh look in a lobby mirror when eerily, you see a ghostly figure next to your reflection — that of the world-famous blond, Marilyn Monroe.Tales of haunted hotels abound, of course, especially in older establishments like the Roosevelt. Usually, the haunting spirit is that of a random person — someone who died there, perhaps, or someone who simply doesn’t want to check out. But some of these hotel spooks — like Sid Vicious, Anna Nicole Smith, and Marilyn (who’s specter has also been reported at Lake Tahoe’s Cal Neva Resort) — became famous before their deaths. And conveniently, some of them inhabit easily booked hotels.So who are these A-listers who have come back from the great beyond to haunt hotels? Elvis Presley, for one. People all over the world have laid claim to seeing the still-living King, of course, but his spirit is popular, too. It’s been spotted in his old performance space at the Las Vegas Hilton — just waiting, perhaps, to do one more show.Another singer, Janis Joplin, has a different kind of connection to the hotel she’s said to haunt. It was in the Landmark Hotel (now the Highland Gardens Hotel) in Los Angeles that she died of an overdose in 1970.Naturally, some hotels don’t like to discuss the celebrities — either living or dead — who stay with them. The Roosevelt maintains that their hotel isn’t haunted by anyone, celebrity or otherwise. And the Algonquin Hotel — where writer Dorothy Parker is said to lurk — says it has no documented occurrences of a haunting.As with any unexplained phenomena, there are more rumors than documented cases. So perhaps these celebrity spirits don’t exist, and the sightings have proliferated because diehard fans don’t want to accept that their beloved star is gone. But maybe there’s some truth to them. After all, why would so many guests insist that what they saw was real?Regardless, there’s nothing more exhilarating than a spirit surprise around Halloween — especially if it’s a star from days gone by. So grab your Ouija board, pick a hotel, and prepare for an Academy Award–winning ghost hunt.________________________________________________

Zig-Zagging UFO Captured Over Austin, Texas
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 11:41 AM CDT
Two men believe they saw a UFO flying over Austin in October. They said they have the videotape to prove it. Carl Lancaster and Doug McCullough were both outside their apartments on Oct. 8 around 9 p.m. when they both saw three bright lights. Lancaster said he saw a red light and two white lights that flew in a zigzag pattern across the sky. "It was just incredible and just unexplainable," said Lancaster. "The lights flew on top of each other and then side by side." McCullough captured the mysterious lights on his home video camera. "We've got proof," said McCullough. "It's great to finally capture something on video." Lancaster started waving at the lights, and he said they responded to him by flying on top of each other and then side by side. "It was a UFO," said Lancaster. "E.T. probably!" Torvald Hessel, Austin Planetarium's Executive Director, closely examined Lancaster and McCullough's video. He pointed out the lights made a zigzag pattern across the power poles. "Shooting star, meteorite," said Hessel. "It's possible, but I wouldn't be able to explain the zigzag movement." Hessel watched the video twice and even watched it frame by frame to examine what looked like two lights on top of each other. He said the lights could have been from an airplane or helicopter, although he said that was unlikely. "It's obviously two lights, which is interesting," said Hessel. "No idea what it is, probably not aliens over Austin." Just recently in Stephenville, Texas, high school student Andy Monrreal was hanging out with friends when he also recorded what looked like a UFO. "You could see the oval shape," said Monrreal. "Got my friend, I said 'dude, you got to come look at this.'" Meanwhile, Austin Bergstrom International Airport officials said they had no reports of any mysterious objects flying over the city the night Lancaster and McCullough saw their UFOs, but Lancaster and McCullough said they have all the proof they need. "When I see one, I'll believe it," said Lancaster. "I saw not one, not two, but possibly three that night." ________________________________________________

Health Officials Find 'Road Kill' In Chinese Restaurant
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 11:40 AM CDT
Is road kill on the menu at a popular Hamburg, NY restaurant? A disturbing discovery at the China King Restaurant has forced health officials to lock the doors.Lisa Williams was going to eat in the restaurant when she got some upsetting news. "Were you coming to eat here?" "Yeah, we were coming to eat." "Did you hear what happened?" "No." "Health inspectors closed it down because there was road kill out here, a deer." "Oh no."People who came to China King for their Friday dinner found it hard to believe. A dead deer had been butchered inside the kitchen in the restaurant they've been coming to for years.Patron, Sue Bender said, "Our daughter just called us because she knows this is our take out Chinese, and told us, you're not going to believe what was just on Channel Four."A witness tells us he saw an Asian man dragging the deer inside."I watched him drag it across the parking lot and he dragged it through the front door of the China King Restaurant. I said this is just not right, so I called Hamburg Police and reported it. Sure enough by the time they got there, they said that he had the deer almost all butchered inside the restaurant."Another patron wonders, "How stupid could that man be? To let that go on."Erie County Health Commissioner, Dr Anthony Billitier said, "I don't know what the intention was with the deer, but they can't do that in the restaurant even if they were going to use it for private consumption. It's not consistent with the sanitary code.Its a story that's closed down the restaurant and caused patron to loose their appetiteLisa Williams said, "That's disgusting, I'll never eat Chinese again. I'm sorry for all these people out there. That's gross."When asked if Sue Bender will come here again? She replied, "never...never."The Health Commissioner tells News4 a hearing with the owner is scheduled for next week.________________________________________________

British Man's Addiction to Cider Turned Him Orange
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 11:40 AM CDT
A man who drank more than four litres of cider a day has revealed how he decided to quit boozing after he started turning orange.Michael Stenning, 47, said that after years of downing glass after glass of strong cider he realised that he had to call time on his habit when pals started to warn him he looked like he'd been Tangoed. The former courier, who started drinking heavily when he lost his job, said he was persuaded to seek hospital treatment after friends warned him something was wrong when his skin started changing colour. And when he turned up at hospital for a check-up he was told "I'm amazed you're not dead" by doctors.Dr Sumita Verma, who researches alcoholic hepatitis, said: "It was a miracle. I have never seen anyone as sick as him leave the hospital alive." The dad-of-two, known as Mick to pals, said: "I am a miracle case and just so happy to still be alive. I am touched by the continuous support from my family and friends especially after how I treated them at the time. "I now want to make up for the years I've lost whilst drunk." He revealed how he hit the bottle after losing his job as a courier five years ago and only stopped boozing when he was made to realise he was on death's door. He said that since kicking the booze he has started returning to a normal colour, adding: "Staying off the booze has been easier than I thought and I'm happier drinking non-alcoholic drinks, which compliment my now healthier diet. "I have even started an exercise regime." Mick, who is divorced, said his two children Matthew 22 and Sophie, 19, helped support him as he battled his booze addiction. He said: "They really helped me though it all. I can't thank everyone enough. "When they noticed I was turning orange it was the last straw. I had to do something." Mick spent three weeks in hospital battling his addiction to cider at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and says he owes his life to the staff who helped him beat his addiction. Stephen Leggett, one of the friends who warned Mick that he was looking like he had been Tangoed said: "If you had seen the state he was in before and now he doesn't even touch a drop when he is in a bar. "A lot of people relapse, but Mick has stayed so strong." ________________________________________________

Strange Creature Reported at Kouris, Cyprus
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 11:44 AM CDT
Rumours are again rife that some kind of reptile or large sea creature is lurking below the water in the Kouris Dam. Talk of the dam being occupied by a “strange creature” started to circulate three years ago, when a report was made that a crocodile had been dumped in the deep waters.Since then, there have been countless sightings of the “creature from the depths”, with some local newspapers calling the mystery the “Cyprus Loch Ness". One citizen was so adamant he had spotted the creature that he told a newspaper “I watched this serpent with my own two eyes, this was no mistake.”Despite the speculation, no proof has yet been found and even the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs have drawn a blank on the Kouris mystery. An official from the ministry confirmed that they were actively searching for the creature, adding fuel to the rumours that the lake was home to some kind of serpent.Reports suggest that officials will try and coax the beast from the murky depths by using bait such as live hens and raw meat.In recent days rain has hampered the search effort, which is expected to resume tomorrow.A local community leader, Savvas Sava, told a daily newspaper yesterday that if the creature is caught then it will become a tourist attraction and facilities to house it must be constructed.________________________________________________

Toledo, Ohio Family Has Shared House With 'It' For 17 Years
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:01 PM CDT
The Schwartz family's East Toledo house is ready for Halloween. Among its many decorations is a sign above the front door: "Enter if you dare."Like others who've transformed this time of year into a $5 billion-plus annual seasonal bonanza, Ron and Cyndy Schwartz and three daughters still living at home go all out - but that sign may be more fair warning than decoration.During the 17 years the family has lived in this story-and-a-half house (longer for Cyndy, whose childhood home this is), they've shared the place with "it," or "him," or "that."A presence, they call it. A ghost, if you will.This Kelsey Avenue house, its owners say, has had inexplicable noises and freaky happenings practically every day they've lived there. All four daughters, ages 21 to 14, have had friends too wary to spend the night or, sometimes, even set foot inside.For the Schwartzes, it was like a family parlor game the other afternoon, recalling the ways "it" has made itself known."We were all here in the front room once," said Ron Schwartz, "watching a movie, and all of a sudden the water in [the kitchen] was running full force.""Oh, and the lights!" chimed in 14-year-old Haley, who said they often find lights burning where they're sure the switch was turned off.There was also the mysterious red liquid that seeped through the basement walls as Mr. Schwartz tried to paint. Plus the time Brittany's electric flat-iron turned itself on, despite not being plugged in. And then there's Alex, the aging Labrador retriever who can suddenly become restless and pant frantically for no reason.But the most consistent tale was of the footsteps the family hears almost daily, as if someone is walking across the upstairs floorboards - even when there's only one person in the house.The 18-year-old twins, Brittany and Brandy, say they won't sleep without closing the closet doors in their upstairs bedroom. Their mother, meanwhile, is the opposite."Oh, I have to keep mine open!" Cyndy said, prompting Haley to blurt, "You're crazy!"For Cyndy, who moved here with her parents at age 4, the house's oddities are a lifelong mystery. Like her daughters, she also had friends who wouldn't enter.Retired Toledo police detective Bob Poiry was called to this house in the mid-1960s to stand by as its previous occupants moved out hastily. They were following the advice of a priest who investigated and blamed the relentless crazy incidents on poltergeists, warning the couple their place could burn down.Helping the family with its final sweep, the then-young officer checked a back upstairs bedroom. Hearing a noise in the closet, he opened the door and was bowled over by an explosive flame that filled the house with smoke.Yesterday, Bob told me again how the state fire marshal never could find a cause. Some four decades later, the man who ended his career solving homicides remains baffled by the inexplicable fire and convinced something supernatural exists at the Kelsey Avenue house."You can ask any of the old-timers around here," Cyndy said, "they all know about this house."________________________________________________

80-Year-Old Baby Remains Stolen From Wisconsin Cemetery
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:34 AM CDT
Days before Halloween, police in Wisconsin are investigating a real-life ghoulish crime. Someone dug up the remains of baby buried in a cemetery for more than 80 years, reports CBS station WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.Investigators say it happened late Sunday or early Monday morning at the Pioneers Rest Cemetery near Canton, Wis.Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said someone dug a hole, measured about 20 inches wide, 54 inches long and 48 inches deep, where "Baby Locke" was laid to rest in 1925. They tore the wooden casket apart and took the body."We all have questions on why this happened and hopefully it turns out to be some sort of a prank or somebody who thinks this is funny," Fitzgerald said.He planned to consult with the state crime lab on what investigators should look for at the site. They already had dug deeper than the parts of the casket and found no human remains, he said.The size and rectangular shape of the hole indicates the grave was the target of whoever dug it, he said."We believe they probably gained access to the casket area," he said. "If there was remains they did remove them."The cemetery is still maintained and used but there's some history that goes well beyond the bodies buried in the ground.Jeff Granum came to check his own family's stones when he heard what had happened. He said this has been a place for parties after stories of ghost spottings went online. Just a few years ago some tombstones were toppled."It's hard to believe they keep coming down here. And the idea is that they think it's haunted and it's not," Granum said.Fitzgerald said his department will now step up security at this "out of the way" cemetery after a very personal crime unearthed some very strong feelings."They should dig the next graves here for next 10 years if they like it here so much," Granum said.Some family members of the baby were told about what happened. Investigators recovered some items at the scene from the people who dug up the grave but they won't say what those items were.Authorities are investigating the case and currently have no suspects.________________________________________________

Video: NORAD 1995 - America West 564 UFO Sighting
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:15 AM CDT
A west bound America West B-757 airliner encountered a UFO with flashing lights along its length on May 25, 1995. The passenger jet was flying over the panhandle of Texas when it observed the unknown object. Thanks be to investigator Walter N. Webb, of the UFO Research Coalition for his thorough investigation of the case. Webb was able to get copies of the FAA voice tapes of chatter between the plane and ground. He also interviewed the crew and air traffic controllers.Row of White Lights: The plane was designated as America West Flight 564, and was at 39,000 feet near Bovina, Texas, when First Officer John J. Waller and a flight attendant observed a row of white lights which flashed from left to right. The lights were below their flying altitude. Waller immediately made radio contact with the Albuquerque FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center during the observation. Nothing could be found that should be flying in that space at that time.Object Not Visible on Radar: The B-757 continued its course as the lights began to fall behind it. A group of dark thunderclouds formed, and enabled the UFO to be seen as a cigar-shaped object as its lights illuminated the back drop of the thunderclouds. Waller and his co-pilot estimated the object's length at 300-400 feet. The object was not visible on FAA radar, but one of the controllers contacted the North American Air Defense Command, and was told that NORAD was tracking an unidentified object. But, this object later turned out to be a small plane with a non-functioning transponder.NORAD Confirms UFO: The next day, the controller made another check with NORAD, and he was told that they had indeed tracked another unknown target the night before that was at first stationary, then accelerated and stopped again very rapidly. These quick darts were estimated at somewhere between 1,000 and 1,400 mph.Webb Investigates: When reports of the incident began to be leaked, Webb began to investigate. In addition to interviewing the airliner's crew, he also obtained the tapes of the conversation between FAA air traffic controllers and their contacts during the sighting. He was able to make drawings of the UFO. He also filed Freedom of Information Act requests, and searched military installations to see if any activity that night could account for the sighting.Conclusions: There was nothing that could explain the sighting of America West Flight 564, and until another explanation can be found for the unusual object, we must assume that a UFO was seen that night.The case of America West 564 is a good example of a confirmed UFO by an experienced crew, with confirmation by radar.________________________________________________

Video: True Stories of Horror - The Philippines
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:07 AM CDT
The White Lady of Balete Drive, in Quezon City, is a ghost who appears as a long-haired woman in a white dress. According to legend, she was raped and killed by Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Most of the stories that have come out about her were told by taxi drivers doing the graveyard shift. In other instances it is said that when solitary people drive by Balete Drive in the wee hours of the morning, they tend to see the face of a woman in white in the rear view mirror for a split second before the apparition disappears. Some accidents on this road are blamed on the White Lady.Many sources have declared this legend was actually manufactured by a reporter in the 1950s, and also possibly a combination of multiple stories from the area.________________________________________________

Bigfoot Reported On Highway 101 Near Willets, California
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 10:56 AM CDT
During the height of the smoke from Mendocino Lightning Complex fires, a Laytonville man had an encounter with an apelike creature while driving north of Willits on Highway 101 near Shimmins Ridge Road. "This animal stepped onto the southbound lane near where the guardrail stops," says LoPinto. "It was very smoky and incredibly hot, at least 100 degrees but still daylight. It ran really fast, directly into the path of a small truck, which had pulled out to pass me, after the lanes had expanded from two lanes to four. "The creature was completely black and looked all freaked out. I pointed at it so the other driver could see it and hit my brakes, hard. I didn't think I could stop in time and was sure I was going to hit it. Miraculously the passing truck missed the creature and sped out of sight. "As the creature ran toward me, I saw it was least seven feet tall. The animal never slowed down as it ran on its hind legs like a man."I thought, 'it looks like a guy in a gorilla suit.' When it got to middle of the freeway, I could see it clearly. Its whole head was covered in black hair. I couldn't see any ears. As I was braking hard to make a panic stop the creature put its arms down and started running on four legs, bounding across the freeway. It had giant arms; they were very long and covered with fur. "When my car finally stopped, I looked out the windshield and it stopped about 25 feet in front of me at the edge of the road. It was at eye level with me as I sat in the car."I had no idea what it was. It was covered with hair down to the ground. I looked at its face and it was completely flat without a nose. It turned his whole body toward me-its neck was stiff. We made eye contact. Its face was yellow or gold like a ripe banana. It had holes for its nostrils and a smooth and shiny forehead with ridges instead of eyebrows. It had a simian face."I saw a red glow coming back from its eyes; it may have been a reflection from my headlights. Its mouth was closed and it had thin lips, it didn't show any teeth and made no sound, at all. Then it turned and leapt down into the ditch and up the hillside. I was freaked out."At first, Chris LoPinto had no idea what he had seen; he thought it might have been an escaped zoo or circus animal. He called the Department of Fish and Game biologist and found there were no apelike animals native to North America and that no such creature had been reported lost in the area. LoPinto filed an incident report with them. LoPinto also filed a police report with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department.After finding no help from official sources, LoPinto began researching the internet to find answers and found groups devoted to tracking big foot. He contacted a Bigfoot Society group to report his sighting and was contacted by a Bigfoot field researcher Tom Yamarone. "I've interviewed 40 eyewitnesses and spoken with at least a dozen others," says Yamarone. "Chris' account is consistent with other reports, and it was spotted in a likely area. The red glowing eyes are also consistent with others' observations. The unique aspects of Chris' account are the close proximity to the creature, that he had a good look the face and eyes and that the creature propelled itself with its front arms." LoPinto still doesn't know what he saw, but he is sure of the details. He also thinks, whatever the creature was, it was obviously disturbed by the heavy smoke and fires throughout the area. There have been a number of Bigfoot sightings in Mendocino and Humboldt counties according to various Bigfoot sighting lists. A "paranormal" observer in December 2007 reported seeing a large animal standing on two legs at her car. She reported it patted the window of her car several times before running away at high speed. In May 2004, a group of six hikers north of Highway 162 near Murry Range reported finding a series of unusual large tracks. One of the witnesses said, according to the report written by Yamarone, "a friend saw one [a Bigfoot] cross Highway 162 just outside of town as he was driving to work in Willits." Yamarone also notes there are many Bigfoot stories about extending across generations in the Round Valley area. In 1961 and 1962, a series of Bigfoot tracks were reported by a Bob Titmus northeast of Covelo. In 1962 in a remote area near Fort Bragg, Robert Hatfield reported seeing a Bigfoot standing head and shoulders above a six foot fence. Hatfield later rounded the corner of a house and walked right into the creature. Hatfield was "knocked to the ground and scrambles to the house on all fours.A neighbor in the house tries to close the door to prevent the creature from getting in. Bigfoot then runs off leaving a large muddy "handprint" on the door.________________________________________________

Horror in Brentwood: Joan Crawford's Haunted Home
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 01:20 PM CDT
Few actresses have rivaled Joan Crawford for star glamour and staying power as one of Hollywood's top movie queens. Her stardom spanned an amazing five decades and included such films as Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Rain (1932), Johnny Guitar (1954), and her Academy Award-winning performance in Mildred Pierce (1945).Joan Crawford epitomized the essence of the Hollywood rags-to-riches story-a poor shopgirl who, in the 1920s, becomes the very embodiment of America's "flaming youth" and then transcends the role of "dancing daughter" to emerge the heroine of America's favorite melodramas.In 1978, Christina Crawford, Joan's adopted daughter, wrote Mommie Dearest and shocked the United States with her heart-wrenching story of what it was really like growing up with one of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies. Mommie Dearest was on the New York Times best-seller list for forty-two weeks and was made into a 1981 film star-ring Faye Dunaway.In 1989, we heard rumors of haunting manifestations in Joan Craw-ford's former home, and Christina seemed genuinely surprised that we knew about the stories."Not many people know that the house I grew up in may be haunted. It is not in print anywhere," she said.When asked if there were manifestations or hauntings that she could remember as a child living there, Christina recounted the following:I have vivid memories of some things, but when you are severely abused, you tend to block out other things. I'm positive that there were manifestations occurring when I was little. I saw them! There were places in the house that were always so cold that nobody ever wanted to go in them.As a child, I was always told that I had an active and vivid imagination; I was always scared by things, but people just told me that I just had an "active imagination." Years later, I thought, oh well, maybe that was good to have had an active imagination, and I became a writer because of that.But as a child, I saw things in the house! There was, of course, no context or framework in which to put what I saw and felt. I had nobody to speak to about the occurrences.Any time I would become extremely frightened and would get out of my bed to try and find somebody, I was always treated as though I were just being a "bad child" that didn't want to go to sleep. I always expressed my fear to my mother because it was she that I went to find to help me ... because I would be very upset and I'd be crying.I used to have terrible nightmares and that kind of thing, but a lot of it had to do with the fact that I saw things in the night; so the solution to that finally was just to leave the lights on everywhere. One of the things I saw seemed like an apparition of a child ... or children, but as I said, I may have blotted out a lot.Christina told us that she had not been back to the house since she was seventeen. "That was when I went to college [in 1956], at which point, Crawford still owned the house."Christina recalled her last day there:I remember the woman who had taken care of me and my two younger sisters since I was four years old just watching me, without saying a word. I was going from room to room in the house, without saying anything, just standing in the middle of each room, then going on to the next one. She finally asked me what I was doing. I told her that I would never see this house again, therefore, I was saying goodbye to it.Many years after I had left, we met again. She was now an elderly woman and had retired. We always had been quite close. She told me she had always remembered the look on my face when I said my goodbyes to the house. It seemed a strange thing to do, to say, 'I'll never see this house again,' when at that time there was absolutely no inkling of the house being sold. In fact, it was not sold for another two and a half to three years, and, indeed, I never have been back.Christina had learned recently that the current owners of the house had called in the Reverend Rosalyn Bruyere of the Healing Light Center to work with the house:Rosalyn described what she had seen in the house when she went there. She picked up on some things that astounded me because they seemed to validate what I may have seen and experienced when I was little. It gave me goose bumps when Rosalyn told me that she discovered so many spirits in the house and there had been signs of ritual abuse in one of the rooms. Many of the spirits had "underworld" connections.I was sent to boarding school when I was ten years old. I came home infrequently after that. I always believed that I was sent away partly because I was too much the eyes and ears to the world--a witness. I saw too much, I guess.Some of the things that I saw that were going on were very violent. Her [Joan Crawford's] relationship with men, a number of men, was extremely violent. I was getting too old, and I was beginning to understand what was going on.That house is so weird! Now, evidently, the walls are starting to catch fire! Other people have heard children's cries in the walls! Every single owner has had trouble.The first one was Crawford. She built the majority of the house. It was a small cottage when she bought it, but most of the house, she built. She sold it to Donald O'Connor, who sold it to the Anthony Newleys. They sold it, I think, to the current owner, who is a friend of the Reverend Rosalyn Bruyere, and they asked her to "work" on the house.Every single family that has lived in that house has had horrible things happen . . . illnesses, alcoholism, addictions, relationship problems, and now, evidently with the current owner, the walls are breaking out in flames! I've heard that in particular it's the wall that was behind Crawford's bed.Although the scene is in her book, Mommie Dearest, Christina re-minded us that the last words that Joan Crawford uttered were to a woman who was kneeling at the foot of her bed, praying for her."As she was dying," Christina said, "Crawford opened her eyes and said directly to the woman, 'Don't you dare ask God to help me!' ... and then she died." It was such arrogance, Christina said, that she believes is a major part of the difficulty with the seemingly accursed house.And that has nothing to do with me! So it would not surprise me in the least if the "haunting" spirit that is in the house is Crawford! She was capable of real evil. If you have never experienced that "look" from another human being, it is almost impossible to believe that such an experience could even exist! I think perhaps that's why so many people are unwilling to deal with the shadow side because they can't really get themselves to believe that such a dimension exists.My brother and I were absolutely terrified of her. In fact, there is a passage in Mommie Dearest that describes ('the look" on her face) when she tried to kill me when I was thirteen. We all saw "that look." My brother and I talked about it extensively ... it was not of an ordinary human being!Later, we were able to contact the Reverend Rosalyn Bruyere of the Healing Light Center, who kindly agreed to share her thoughts on the manifestations in Joan Crawford's former home."It is true that the house was afflicted with spontaneous fires, primarily in the wall behind where Joan Crawford's bed used to be. However, I did not pick up that Joan Crawford's ghost was there."The Reverend Bruyere expressed her opinion that the house had been poisoned in some way before Crawford had moved into the place but that the evil in the house had added to Joan's neuroses. The actress had apparently built onto a pre-existing cottage in a very chaotic man-ner."Nothing is where it should be," Rosalyn commented. "She added dining rooms and hallways that led to other dining rooms. It all combines to form an H-shaped house. Turn a corner and you're lost."The noted healer, who in this case served as an exorcist to clear the home, said that she found the haunting existing in levels."It was a place of conspicuous negativity. I called it an 'Astral Central,' a gathering of spirits that were attracted to the negative vibrations. People had been tied up and tortured in that house. I picked up on gangland figures, corrupt politicians. There is an area in the house where a child [not Christina] had been tortured and molested. Terrible things went on in that house."The Reverend felt that ghosts themselves were trying to burn the house down."Once the Beverly Hills Fire Department spent four days there attempting to solve the mystery of the spontaneous fires that would break out on the walls," she said. "I feel the spirits were trying to burn the house down to protect some horrible secret. There is something hidden there. I am certain that there are bodies buried in that basement."She said that there had only been one recurrence in the house after she had exorcised and cleared it. "The house had become an astral dumping ground, but it seems clean now."When we [Brad and Sherry] visited the former Crawford home in the early 1990s, the current owners graciously allowed us to enter to film a segment for an HBO special on haunted Hollywood. The couple told us that they had experienced some mysterious pyrotechnic phenomena and had witnessed quite a number of apparitions of quite a wide variety of entities in various parts of the home. The couple said that the small cottage next to the swimming pool very often seemed to be center of haunting phenomena.We kept in touch with the couple for quite some time. It was not long after we had filmed in the Crawford home that they decided to move. We have no comment from them whether or not it was because of any haunting phenomena.It would seem over the past decade that the once haunted mansion of Joan Crawford has found peace, for we have heard of no further ghostly activity occurring in the home.Brad and Sherry Steiger________________________________________________

American Werewolf: The Legend of the 'Dog Man' Still Haunts the Michigan Woodlands
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 11:12 AM CDT
Some say they've seen a "dog man" stalking the woods of Michigan.And this man-sized, two-legged, upright-walking canine reportedly has been sighted as nearby as Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, according to author and researcher of the weird Linda Godfrey.Fact or just fiction?Judge for yourself when Godfrey speaks about her latest book, "Strange Michigan: More Wolverine Weirdness," at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S. Rose St.Godfrey, of Elkhorn, Wis., said in a phone interview that now, because of Halloween and the associated interest in the strange and paranormal, is one of her busier times of year."Oh, yeah," she said, "this is my crazy time."Godfrey admitted she has never seen Dog Man, which it is commonly called in Michigan, but said she receives many reports from those who have -- reports from all over the world."I don't know the exact percentage" of sightings in Michigan, she said, "but there are quite a few ... and they occur mostly in the Lower Peninsula from the Indian River area (an upscale community northeast of Traverse City). ... And about halfway between Traverse City and Grand Rapids is another area of multiple sightings, and then down by Kalamazoo."Godfrey, author of "Hunting the American Werewolf" and "The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf," and co-author of "Weird Michigan" and "Weird Wisconsin," is well-known in cryptozoology circles. Cryptozoologists study animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the sasquatch or the Loch Ness monster."I've talked to hundreds of people who've seen it and they're all quite convinced they saw something real," she said of the Dog Man. "If it's not real, there's some really strange mass hallucination that's unexplainable by science -- probably more unexplainable by science than a canine that manages to adapt itself to walk upright sometimes."Godfrey believes it's possible the creature could be a species of wolf that's simply adapted over time to be able to walk on its hind legs when it wants to. What she doesn't think is that it's an actual werewolf."I do not think it's what people consider a traditional werewolf, a human being changing physically into a wolf," she said. "(But) I refuse to put a label on it because once you decide it's one thing you close the door on investigations -- you may as well just quit." Her door to opportunities stays open."I just finished a book called 'Mythical Creatures,'" she said. "It's part of a series I've been doing for a New York publisher. And I'll probably do a third beast book."I did another book titled 'Werewolves' for the New York publisher, (and) I'm working on a novel. I have lots of things going on," Godfrey said.Godfrey said her novel is a fantasy about a German gnome."It's an experience my friend had," she said. But "it does have a werewolf in it."________________________________________________

Chinese Villager Devouered By Giant Python
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:55 AM CDT
Luo, a local villager from Hanshan, China, did not return home from work during lunch as she does on a daily basis.Her husband, worried for her safety, went to some cotton fields nearby where Luo worked.While looking for his wife, the husband noticed a large snake trail and immediately became nervous that his wife might have been attacked by a snake.A few minutes of searching later he came upon a large Python with a belly so full it could not move.The husband knew immediately that his wife had been eaten by this snake and he ran off to find some local villagers to help.They returned moments later and shot the snake in the head. They quickly cut the snake open and found Luo inside the snakes stomach.Unfortunately they did not find her in time and she did not survive the ordeal.________________________________________________

2,000-Year-Old 'Jesus Box' May Not Be A Fake
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 08:28 PM CDT
A judge is set to throw out charges against experts accused of faking a stone box that claimed to offer the first physical proof of the existence of Christ - raising the possibility once again that it could be genuine.The discovery of the 2,000-year-old ossuary, or bone box, bearing the words, 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus', was regarded as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries when it emerged nearly a decade ago.But other experts decided the inscription on the 'priceless' limestone artefact had been added at a later date.It was dismissed as a fake and Israeli authorities began criminal investigations. But yesterday a three-year forgery trial in Israel was close to collapse, reopening the possibility it might indeed be the only tangible evidence for the life of Jesus. Jerusalem judge Aharon Farkash told prosecutors trying Israeli collector Oded Golan: 'Have you really proved beyond a reasonable doubt that these artefacts are fakes as charged in the indictment?'The experts disagree among themselves.'Where is the evidence to show that Oded Golan faked them?'The 20-inch long empty box, apparently found near the Mount of Olives, was sold to Golan by an Arab antiquities dealer.Golan was arrested and, with four others, charged in 2004 with 18 counts of forgery, fraud and damaging archaeological artefacts.They were accused of taking valuable objects and adding inscriptions to massively increase their value.Charges against two men were dropped and only Golan and antiquities dealer Robert Deutsch, the alleged leaders of the forgery ring, remain on trial. They deny all charges.________________________________________________

Video: Multicolored UFO Near Stephenville, Texas - October 29, 2008
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 07:53 PM CDT
Witness statement: Stephenville, Texas - Light in the Sky was filmed on October 29th at 6:30 PM in Stephenville near the airport. This light was disappearing and re-appearing in different locations.________________________________________________

Phantom Students Suspected at the University of Montana
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 11:53 AM CDT
Rumors about the ghosts who supposedly inhabit Rankin Hall are easy to come by. Anyone who has done a google search of Montana ghosts can tell you about the class of 20 phantom students who are said to meet in empty classrooms on the second floor and tales of their voices and restless shuffling echoing through the dark, creaky hallways. Several past custodians and professors even claim to have encountered the ghost of Jeanette Rankin wandering the building at night. But Jason Sanders, the current Rankin Hall custodian, doesn’t know any of these stories. He just knows what he heard. Late one night, Sanders, who has cleaned Rankin Hall for a year and half, heard two people walking around above him. Positive he was alone in the building, Sanders went upstairs to check on the noise. “I heard an entire class in one of the rooms I had already cleaned and locked,” Sanders said. “Then I heard all the chairs move back like everyone was getting up to leave the classroom; but nobody left and when I went in, there was nobody in there.” “That night I just locked the place up and left,” he said. Though he was creeped out by the odd noises, Sanders said he doesn’t mind working in a building that might be haunted. He’s since heard stories about windows opening and slamming shut, chairs miraculously stacking themselves and lights turning on and off, but nothing has ever moved on his watch. “They like me. They don’t want to spook me too much,” Sanders said with a laugh. But Sanders isn’t the only one with a chilling story about ghosts on the UM campus, nor is Rankin Hall the only building rumored to be haunted. According to legend, Brantley Hall, the University Theater and Main Hall all have specters of their own. Whether you choose to believe the stories or not, they are an interesting and sometimes spooky part of university folklore. Ellen Baumler, interpretive historian with the Montana Historical Society and author of two books about hauntings around the state, said she has heard many of the stories behind UM’s resident ghouls, but remains skeptical about the sources. “I have tried to trace a number of these stories, but I have never been able to link anything to historic fact. That doesn’t mean someone couldn’t do it, but you really can’t make a strong case out of third- and fourth-hand information,” Baumler said. According to Baumler, Brantley Hall is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who committed suicide after the stock market crash of 1929 when her family lost their farm. Several Web sites dedicated to Montana ghosts support this rumor, adding that the student took her life by either jumping out of a window or hanging herself. Though Baumler has never confirmed or disproved this story, she said it could be done by going through the Missoula county courthouse death certificates from 1929. “It would be tedious work,” Baumler said, “but it would give us an idea of how much truth there is to this story.” Regardless of the reason, eerie and unexplainable occurrences continue to happen in Brantley Hall. Mary Kukowski, an IT technician in the building, said she encountered the ghost of a young woman in the restroom one afternoon. Kukowski said she looked down and saw “really old looking, Victorian-style shoes” in the stall next to her, but no one ever left the stall and the feet were not there when she looked back after washing her hands. Kukowski said she thinks this may have been the spirit of the girl who committed suicide. Bill Johnston, the director of the Alumni Association, has an office in Brantley and he too said he has experienced the presence of a ghost. He was sitting in his office on the second floor on a hot July day when he felt an icy breeze. All the windows and doors were closed and Johnston said the building doesn’t have air conditioning. “It started circulating around my feet and my legs, then my torso, then up around my head and shoulders,” Johnston said. “Then it was gone and I thought, ‘Well that was different.’ There was no possible way a normal breeze could have rotated around my body like that. I sat at my desk for a few moments, then I decided to call it a day and left.” Johnston said he had heard other stories about ghostly dogs barking in the hallway and aggressive spirits slamming doors and windows unexpectedly, but never paid much attention to the rumors. “If there is something in the building, it presents itself every once in a while, but it never does any harm,” Johnston said. Some say the phantom who allegedly resides in the University Theater is more spiteful than the docile Brantley ghost. An October 1999 article in the Kaimin, “UM’s Haunted History,” included the story of several students who were working in the building one day in the early ‘60s when they heard yelping coming from the theater. “The students unlocked the eastern terrace and found a cold, dead, dismembered dog lying there,” the article reads, adding that there were no tracks around the body or bloodstains on the stairwell leading to the terrace. Tom Webster, the theater’s current director, said his staff has also experienced weird things in the building. A few years ago, Kevin Higginbotham, the technical director at that time, was working in the office when he felt an odd presence and papers started rustling. “The windows and the doors were closed so there was no way for any air to be flowing through there. But the papers just started rustling. He told me he packed up and screamed out of there,” Webster said. Webster said he believes the University Theater is haunted. “It’s a big old building that’s close to 80 years old. If you believe in that stuff it’s just as likely a place as any,” he explained. For decades, the ghosts in Main Hall have had a reputation for disturbing custodians as they cleaned. However, Bruce Davis, Main Hall’s current custodian, said he has never seen or heard any evidence that the building is haunted. “I try to scare myself sometimes, but I can’t even do that,” Davis said. “I mean, it’s definitely weird in here at night, especially since they just shut off half the lights for energy conservation, but I’ve never seen anything.” Davis said he can see why people think Main Hall is haunted, citing the creaky wood floors, the noisy pipes and the reflections that bounce off the building’s many windows and mirrors. “People see and hear weird things, and their brains fill in the blank. People want to be scared. They want that experience because it’s a great story,” Davis said. “This was open once,” he added, pointing to the safe in the basement. “I heard some one crying in there… No, just kidding.” Baumler said one of the most convincing UM ghost stories she ever heard came from Main Hall. After a night class on the top floor, anthropology student David Dick stopped in the basement to use the bathroom. “He was standing in front of the mirror washing his hands when he saw a man with a flannel work shirt on walk into a bathroom stall. David said he was standing there fiddling with the old paper towel dispenser for quite a while and he thought it was strange he never heard any noise coming from the stall. He looked underneath where the guy went in and no one was there,” Baumler said. Baumler pointed out that simply hanging around these creepy buildings will not guarantee you a similar experience. “I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not something you can chase. You can’t go to a place and expect something spooky to happen because these experiences people have are so random. If they weren’t random we’d be able to explain it,” she said.________________________________________________

Video: Aimee's Story - Alien Abduction
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 11:42 AM CDT
'Aimee' describes her encounter and abduction by aliens. The videographer states on his site - Pregnant women or you suspect you're pregnant...ask yourself the following questions:*Experienced missing time?(You traveled somewhere but can't account for several hours of your trip?)*Had a pregnancy vanish without having a miscarriage?*Dreamt of floating in the air, through walls, and into a bright room?*Seen strange, unknown objects in the sky?*Remember seeing dark, shadowy figures near your bed at night?*Noticed uncommon scratches or mysterious marks on your body?*Dreamt of cuddling & nursing an unusual looking infant child?If you've experienced any of the above events you may be a victim of an alien abduction and carrying an alien-human hybrid baby________________________________________________

Video: Pulsating Cylinder Shaped UFO - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 11:22 AM CDT
Witness states: July 2008: I work at a motel, and I'm the English guy speaking while I film, and the other voices are some German guests at the motel watching the object with me, if anyone is wondering what language they are speaking occasionally :-) Here are three clips of a UFO I filmed in July of 2008 - these are much higher quality than the last clip.I have no idea what this was. It appeared to be a large upright cylinder of multi-colored flashing light(s). It hovered on occasion and moved slowly, until it disappeared shortly after I took the video. I make no assumptions. I only know that it wasn't anything I could identify as conventional, and the more I thought about it after the fact, the more amazed I was at what I saw and filmed. Decide for yourself, and be blessed. I can only say that it was real.Starts at about 1 minute mark.________________________________________________

Mississippi Has It's Share Of Ghostly Legends
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 11:06 AM CDT
Mississippi is filled with legends, and some involve the supernatural. Ghosts are rumored to inhabit several of the state's historic homes, and some are toured annually by Halloween thrill-seekers.While no one can prove the existence of ghosts, the stories are often designed to convey lessons about morality, despair, danger and undying love. Here are a few:Goat Castle MurderBullet riddled body of woman found in thicket, read the headline.On Aug. 4, 1932, police discovered Jennie Merrill, 68, outside her Natchez mansion, Glenburnie. She had been shot multiple times.The story of her death was published worldwide because Merrill and three of her close associates were from elite, high-society families, according to the book, The Goat Castle Murder: A True Natchez Story That Shocked the World."The story is pretty fascinating because the murder made worldwide news," said Carolyn Guido, Glenburnie's owner. "That kind of thing just didn't happen in 1932."The other characters include:*Duncan Minor, a wealthy Clark Gable look-alike who was Jennie's cousin and lifelong companion.*Dick Dana, cousin of Charles A. Dana, who was President Abraham Lincoln's undersecretary of the treasury and later became editor of the New York Sun.*Octavia Dockery, sister of Nydia Dockery Forman, who had family connections to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.Dockery's family eventually moved to Mississippi, and at her dying older sister's request, Dana agreed to allow Dockery, 28, to live with him in his Natchez mansion, Glenwood, next door to Glenburnie.The two spent their lives together at Glenwood, but their relationship was not romantic, and, like Merrill, their neighbor, they also became eccentric and reclusive.In the years prior to Merrill's death, the goats on Dana and Dockery's property often crossed over to munch on Merrill's flowers creating friction between them. And the fact that Minor, Merrill's best friend, had purchased Glenwood at a tax sale with plans to evict the two was another source of conflict.The known animosity between Merrill and her neighbors led police to initially charge Dana and Dockery with her murder, but when the sordid story was made public, readers were equally fascinated by the deplorable conditions in which Dana and Dockery had lived.Once elite society members, in 1932 the two were living in their dilapidated mansion with goats and other animals that roamed freely among cobwebs, cockroaches and mice. The media nicknamed the home "Goat Castle."Police later discovered that Emily Burns, owner of a Natchez boarding house, and her boarder, George Pearls, shot Merrill during a robbery attempt, and Dana and Dockery were released.Free to return to Goat Castle, the two opened their home as a public sideshow, hoping to profit from the publicity. The tourists who came saw historic papers, antiques and the goats that continued to roam inside the decaying house. After Dana and Dockery died, the home was demolished in 1955.Guido's family has owned Glenburnie the past 30 years, and Carolyn Guido said Merrill's presence is still felt. Some have heard her call out to them. Carpenters have reported hearing sounds in the basement, and party guests have said they saw Merrill walk by windows."We feel like Miss Jennie is here," Guido said. "We do hear things and see things every now and then, but we feel like she's a good ghost."Guido said she last felt Merrill's presence while preparing for the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage."I just felt like there was someone in the room," she said. "You know how you get that feeling that someone is standing behind you. But no one was there."Amos Deason HomeNewt Knight was a Civil War deserter who formed a renegade army of 100 men who hid out in the Leaf River swamp.When Confederate troops learned of his whereabouts, they sent Major Amos McLemore to capture him, according to Knight was a step ahead of them. After learning McLemore had set up camp in Amos Deason's Ellisville home, he went there one night and shot him.Barbara Knotts, a Daughters of the American Revolution member, said the raised French cottage built circa 1840 is the oldest home in Jones County and now owned by the Tallahala chapter of the DAR."One of the primary ghost stories centers around McLemore's murder in 1863 during the Civil War," she said. "There were bloodstains on the floor they could never get up. One of the people who lived there put in a new floor, but workers have been underneath and seen bloodstains on the subboards, so he must have bled quite a bit."The public will have the opportunity to tour the home tonight and Saturday. Ghost tours start at 6 p.m., and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans will conduct a murder reenactment.Knotts said other ghosts are believed to occupy the home."Someone took pictures, and there appeared to be a young woman in one," she said. "The other looked like a child. We don't know who they are."Some women working in the house painting said they felt someone touch them, or their tools were moved when their backs were turned. They heard heavy footsteps in the house when no one else was there and felt their hair being touched. One woman said she caught a glimpse of an apparition of a woman."Personally, none of this has ever happened to me, but I have had strange feelings, like I wasn't by myself."The Ghost of Nellie Weaver TuckerTucker was the only daughter of merchant William B. Weaver, who built the Columbus mansion Errolton circa 1848. She married in 1878 and scratched her name into her bedroom window with her engagement ring.Years after her death, the window was broken and replaced during renovations, but homeowners later reported seeing the etched name "Nellie" reappear on the replacement window.Gaines Bateman Gaskin, the home's current owner, said Nellie's bedroom was in the back parlor."She fell into the fireplace and died from injuries to that," said Gaskin, whose grandmother bought the house in the 1950s and restored it. That's when the etched window was initially broken.After Gaskin purchased the home from her siblings, they continued renovations, and something eerily similar happened. After warning workers not to break the legendary window like her grandmother had years earlier, Gaskin heard glass shatter. Fortunately, the famous window had not been broken, but another had."By the window, where her name is etched, the ladder slipped and went into the wall where the worker had just wallpapered," she said. "He said it was the strangest thing; the ladder just started rocking, and he fell."Gaskin said she later witnessed tiny footprints appear on a newly waxed floor leading to the window, but Nellie has been quiet since the home was restored.Gaskin said her family has never been afraid of occupying a house with a ghost."My daughter has just had a blast with all of it," she said. "She's able to share the stories like I did when I was growing up. She really appreciates it."I think the way the story was told, Nellie loved the laughter of children and she was a teacher, so we were never afraid of her."________________________________________________

British Vicar Hospitalized With a Potato Stuck Up His Derriere
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 10:34 AM CDT
A vicar turned up in agony at a hospital with a potato stuck in his bottom. The clergyman told casualty nurses he fell backwards on to his kitchen table while hanging curtains. He happened to be nude at the time of the mishap. The embarrassed reverend, in his 50s, had to undergo a delicate operation to extract the offending vegetable. The potato was yesterday revealed to be among a litany of objects medics in Sheffield have removed from people’s nether regions. Others include a can of deodorant, a cucumber, a Russian doll — and a carnation. Like most of the other patients, the red-faced vicar insisted to staff at the city’s Northern General Hospital that his predicament was not the result of a sex game gone wrong. A & E nurse Trudi Watson said: “He explained to me, quite sincerely, he had been hanging curtains naked in the kitchen when he fell backwards on to the kitchen table and on to a potato. But it’s not for me to question his story.”

Mind Control Summary

The Secrets of Mind Control

Based on Three Books by Top Mind Control Researchers

This revealing ten-page mind control summary contains excerpts from three landmark books: Bluebird by Colin A. Ross, MD, a leading Canadian psychiatrist; Mind Controllers by Dr. Armen Victorian; and A Nation Betrayed by mind control survivor Carol Rutz. All three authors provide hundreds of footnotes for their research. Of those footnotes, 80 are included in this summary, many with links to original sources. Much of this research is based on 18,000 pages of declassified CIA documents on mind control. To order these declassified documents in CD format directly from the government, click here. For a two-page summary of this mind control material, click here.

A Secret Agenda Leads to First Mind Control Programs
Please note: the letters and numbers after each paragraph denote the book and page from which the information given was taken. BB stands for Bluebird; MC for Mind Controllers; NB for A Nation Betrayed. To order these books, see our Resource List:
A declassified CIA document dated 7 January 1953 [1] with a section heading “Outline of Special H Cases” describes the experimental creation of multiple personality in two 19-year old girls by the CIA. “H” is used as shorthand for hypnotic, hypnotized, or hypnotism in these documents: “These subjects have clearly demonstrated that they can pass from a fully awake state to a deep H controlled state by telephone, by receiving written matter, or by the use of code, signal, or words, and that control of those hypnotized can be passed from one individual to another without great difficulty. It has also been shown by experimentation with these girls that they can act as unwilling couriers for information purposes.” BB 32
After the end of World War II, German scientists were being held in a variety of detainment camps by the allies and Russians. In 1946, President Truman authorized Project Paperclip [2][3][4] to exploit German scientists for American research, and to deny these intellectual resources to the Soviet Union. Some reports bluntly pointed out that they were “ardent Nazis.” They were considered so vital to the “Cold War” effort, that they would be brought into the US and Canada. Some of these experts were accused of participating in murderous medical experiments on human subjects at concentration camps. A 1999 report to the Senate and the House said that “between 1945 and 1955, 765 scientists, engineers, and technicians were brought to the US under Paperclip and similar programs.” [5] BB 3, NB xi, xii
According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s Fact Book, [6] the NSC (National Security Council) and the CIA were established under the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947. In December 1947, the NSC held its first meeting. James Forrestal, the Secretary of Defense, pushed for the CIA to begin a ‘secret war’ against the Soviets. Forrestal’s initiative led to the execution of psychological warfare operations (psy-ops) in Europe. CIA personnel were not opposed to working with Nazi doctors who had proven to be proficient in breaking the mind and rebuilding it. In some cases military bases were used to hide these covert activities. It was decided that the communist threat was an issue that took priority over constitutional rights. MC 1, 3, 7, 8, NB xvii
The concept of running a secret ‘black’ project was no longer novel. In 1941, Roosevelt had decided, without consulting Congress, that the US should proceed with the utmost secrecy to develop an atomic bomb. Secrecy shrouded the Manhattan Project (the atomic bomb program) to the extent that Vice President Harry Truman knew nothing about it. [7] The project meant that by 1947, the US Government had already gained vast experience in the initiation of secret operations. The existence of ‘black projects’ funded by ‘black budgets’ was withheld not only from the public, but also from Congress for reasons of national security. MC 8-10

A declassified CIA document [8] “Hypnotic Experimentation and Research, 10 February 1954” describes a simulation of relevance to the creation of unsuspecting assassins: “Miss [whited out] was instructed (having previously expressed a fear of firearms in any fashion) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss [whited out] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep). Failing this, she would pick up a pistol nearby and fire it at Miss [whited out]. She was instructed that her rage would be so great that she would not hesitate to “kill” [whited out] for failing to awaken. Miss [whited out] carried out these suggestions to the letter including firing the (unloaded) gun at [whited out] and then proceeded to fall into a deep sleep. Both were awakened and expressed complete amnesia for the entire sequence. Miss [whited out] was again handed the gun, which she refused (in an awakened state) to pick up or accept from the operator. She expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened.” BB 36, 37
One of the areas to be investigated by the CIA was mind control. The CIA’s human behavior control program was chiefly motivated by perceived Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean use of mind control techniques. Under the protection of ‘national security,’ many other branches of the government also took part in the study of this area. The CIA originated its first program in 1950 under the name BLUEBIRD, which in 1951, after Canada and Britain had been included, was changed to ARTICHOKE. MKULTRA officially began in 1953. Technically it was closed in 1964, but some of its programs remained active under MKSEARCH well into the 1970s. In 1973, tipped off about forthcoming investigations, CIA Director Richard Helms ordered the destruction of any MKULTRA records. [9] MC 10, 17
Diligent use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) helps to cast light on the advances that have been made in controlling the way people think and act. In 1977, through an FOIA request, 16,000 pages of documents were found, held as part of the Agency’s financial history. That is how much of this information has been pieced together. The FOIA allows the most humble citizen to demand the disclosure of documents, although inevitably some will be heavily censored or not released at all. MC 5 NB, xvi, xvii
Inevitably, however, it is an incomplete picture. Most of the important details were conveniently destroyed under orders of CIA Director Helms to conceal wrongdoing. [10] What the mind controllers were and are doing may be only hinted at in a memo footnote or in the memoirs of a retired researcher. Nevertheless, there is more than enough here to show that secret new techniques are being exploited that are no longer in the realm of science fiction. We must all be aware of this threat, so that those who wish to take liberties with democracy, and with our freedom to think, are deterred. MC 6, NB xvii For more, click here.
The CIA Mind Control Projects
Project BLUEBIRD was approved by the director of the CIA on April 20, 1950. In a 1951 memo, [11] Bluebird states that practical research was to be conducted to include these specific problems:
Can we create by post-H [hypnotic] control an action contrary to an individual’s basic moral principles?
Can we in a matter of an hour, two hours, one day, etc., induce an H condition in an unwilling subject to such an extent that he will perform an act for our benefit?
Could we seize a subject and in the space of an hour or two by post-H control have him crash an airplane, wreck a train, etc.?
Can we by H and SI [sleep inducing] techniques force a subject to travel long distances, commit specified acts and return to us or bring documents or materials?
Can we guarantee total amnesia under any and all conditions?
Can we “alter” a person’s personality?
Can we devise a system for making unwilling subjects into willing agents and then transfer that control to untrained agency agents in the field by use of codes or identifying signs?
How can sodium A or P or any other sleep inducing agent be best concealed in a normal or commonplace item, such as candy, cigarettes, coffee, tea, beer, medicines? [12] NB 13, 14, BB 23
Officially, MKULTRA was established on 13 April 1953, at Richard Helms’ suggestion as “ultra sensitive work.” [13] The operational wing of MKULTRA, known as MKDELTA, had as its mission to find out how to use chemical and biological weapon ingredients to alter the human mind. Originally established as a supplementary funding mechanism to the ARTICHOKE project, MKULTRA quickly grew into a mammoth undertaking that outflanked earlier mind control initiatives. MC 69, NB 28
A memorandum from Richard Helms, [14] Acting Deputy Director to CIA Director Allen Dulles dated 3 April 1953 and entitled “Two Extremely Sensitive Research Programs” (MKULTRA and MKDELTA) includes the statement, “Even internally in CIA, as few individuals as possible should be aware of our interest in these fields and of the identity of those who are working for us. At present this results in ridiculous contracts which do not spell out the scope or intent of the work.” BB 125
The memorandum below was written 10 years later to Helms, who by then had become CIA Director.
26 July 1963, MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence [15]
SUBJECT: Report of Inspection, MKULTRA
It was deemed advisable to prepare the report of the MKULTRA program in one copy only, in view of its unusual sensitivity. Normal procedures for project approval, funding, and accounting were waived. The program requires the services of highly specialized authorities in many fields of natural science. The concepts involved in manipulating human behavior are found by many people both within and outside the Agency to be distasteful and unethical. Nevertheless, there have been major accomplishments both in research and operational employment.
Over the ten-year life of the program many additional avenues to the control of human behavior have been designated under the MKULTRA charter, including radiation, electro-shock, harassment substances, and paramilitary devices. Some MKULTRA activities raise questions of legality implicit in the original charter. A final phase of the testing of MKULTRA products places the rights and interests of US citizens in jeopardy. Public disclosure of some aspects of MKULTRA activity could induce serious adverse reaction in US public opinion.
TSD [Technical Services Division of CIA] initiated a program for covert testing of materials on unwitting US citizens in 1955. TSD has pursued a philosophy of minimum documentation in keeping with the high sensitivity of some of the projects. Some files contained little or no data at all. There are just two individuals in TSD who have full substantive knowledge of the program and most of that knowledge is unrecorded. In protecting the sensitive nature of the American intelligence capability to manipulate human behavior, they apply “need to know” doctrine to their professional associates to a maximum degree.
J.S. Earman, Inspector General [NB 108-113 and footnote [15]]
The Senate Intelligence Committee did find some records during its investigation in 1976. [16] However it noted that the practice of MKULTRA was “to maintain no records of the planning and approval of test programs.” Miles Copeland, a former CIA officer, said, “The congressional sub-committee which went into this got only the barest glimpse.” [17] Senator Frank Church, who led the congressional investigations of the CIA’s unlawful actions, said that the agency was “a rogue elephant” operating above the law as it plotted assassinations, illegally spied on thousands of Americans, and even drugged our own citizens in its effort to develop new weapons for its covert arsenal.” MC 13, 18, NB 38
The focal point of MKULTRA was the use of humans as unwitting subjects [without their knowledge or consent]. The CIA sponsored numerous experiments of this kind. Regardless of a report by the CIA’s Inspector General in 1963 recommending the termination of testing on unwitting subjects, future CIA Director Richard Helms continued to advocate covert testing on the grounds that “we are less capable of staying up with the Soviet advances in this field.” On the subject of moral issues, Helms commented, “we have no answer to the moral issue.” [18] MC 18 For more, click here.
The Experience of CIA Mind Control Victim Carol Rutz [19]
The CIA bought my services from my grandfather in 1952 starting at the tender age of four. [20] Over the next 12 years, I was tested, trained, and used in various ways. Electroshock, drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and other types of trauma were used to make me compliant and split my personality [create multiple personalities for specific tasks]. Each alter or personality was created to respond to a post-hypnotic trigger, then perform an act and not remember it later. This “Manchurian Candidate” program was just one of the operational uses of the mind control scenario by the CIA. Your hard-earned tax dollars supported this.
As a survivor of CIA programs Bluebird/Artichoke and MKULTRA, I began my intense search to document some of the mind control experiments that I was made part of. Through a series of FOIA requests to various departments of the government, 48 years after I was first experimented on, I found solid proof of my memories—proof that was in the government vaults of the nearly 18,000 pages of declassified documents from the Bluebird/Artichoke and MKULTRA programs.
One of the declassified documents [21] states, “Learning studies will be instituted in which the subject will be rewarded or punished for overall performance and reinforced in various ways—with electric shock, etc. In other cases, drugs and psychological tricks will be used to modify attitudes. The experimenters will be particularly interested in dissociative states [multiple personality]. An attempt will be made to induce a number of states of this kind, using hypnosis.” The government had finally handed me the validation I had been searching for. NB xvii, xviii
The basic premise of the book The Manchurian Candidate [22] is that a group of American POWs in the Korean War is brainwashed while crossing through Manchuria to freedom. They arrive back in the US amnesic for the period of brainwashing. One of them is programmed to be an assassin. His target is a candidate for president of the US. His handlers control him with a hypnotically implanted trigger. BB 23
In an experiment described in a document entitled “SI and H experimentation [23] (25 September 1951),” two female subjects took part in an exercise involving the planting of a bomb. Both subjects performed perfectly and were fully amnesic for the exercise: “[Whited out] was instructed that upon awakening, she would proceed to [whited out] room where she would wait at the desk for a telephone call. Upon receiving the call, a person known as “Jim” would engage her in normal conversation. During the course of the conversation, this individual would mention a code word. When she heard this code word, she would pass into a SI trance state, but would not close her eyes and remain perfectly normal and continue the telephone conversation.
She was told that upon conclusion of the telephone conversation, she would carry out instructions: [Whited out] was shown an electric timing device. She was informed that this device was a bomb, and was then instructed how to attach and set the device. After [whited out] learned how to set and attach the device, she was told to take the timing device which was in a briefcase, and proceed to the ladies room. In the ladies room, she would be met by a girl whom she had never seen who would identify herself by the code word “New York.” [whited out] was then to show this individual how to attach and set the timing device and further instructions would be given that the timing device was to be carried in the briefcase to [whited out] room, placed in the nearest empty electric-light plug and concealed in the bottom, left-hand drawer of [whited out] desk, with the device set for 82 seconds and turned on.” BB 37, 38
The Mind Control Doctors
In the second half of the 20th century, mind control projects resulted in extensive political abuse of psychiatry in North America. Many thousands of prisoners and mental patients were subjected to unethical mind control experiments by leading psychiatrists and medical schools. Organized academic psychiatry has never acknowledged this history. The network of mind control doctors involved has done a great deal of harm to the field of psychiatry and to psychiatric patients. BB, pg. K
The work of the mind control doctors did not occur in a vacuum. The importation of Nazi doctors to the US through secret programs like PAPERCLIP is part of the context. Mind control experimentation was not only tolerated by medical professionals, but published in psychiatric and medical journals. [24] The climate was permissive, supportive, and approving of mind control experimentation. BB 1
Dr. William Sweet [25] participated in both brain electrode implant experiments and the injection of uranium into medical patients at Harvard University. The 925-page Final Report. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments [26] tells the story of radiation experiments, and their linkage to mind control. BB 1
Martin Orne is one of the leading experts on hypnosis of the 20th century. [27][28][29] For about 30 years, he was the editor of The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Orne is one of two psychiatrists professionally still active into the late 1990’s who is a documented CIA mind control contractor (along with Dr. Louis Jolyon West). BB 121, 124
P. Janet asked a “deeply hypnotized female to commit several murders before a distinguished group of judges, stabbing some victims with rubber daggers and poisoning others with sugar tablets.” The hypnotized subject did all these things without hesitation. [30] MC 160
Army doctors were actively involved in LSD testing at least until the late 1970’s. Subjects of LSD experiments included children as young as five years old, and brain electrodes were implanted in children as young as 11 years of age. Four of the CIA’s MKULTRA Subprojects were on children. The mind control doctors included presidents of the American Psychiatric Association and psychiatrists who received full-page obituaries in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Responsibility for the unethical experimentation lies first with the individual doctors, but also collectively with the medical profession, and with academia as a whole. BB 21
The MKULTRA contractor about whom the most has been written is Dr. Ewen Cameron. [31][32][33][34][35] At various times, Dr. Cameron was President of the American, Canadian, and World Psychiatric Associations. He was one of four co-founders of the World Psychiatric Association. Dr. Cameron began conducting unethical, unscientific, and inhumane brainwashing experiments in the 1930’s. Schizophrenic patients were forced to lie naked in red light for eight hours a day for periods as long as eight months. Another experiment involved overheating patients in an electric cage until their body temperatures reached 102 degrees. BB 125-128
From January 1957 until September 1960, Dr. Cameron’s project received $64,242.44 in CIA funds. [36] When the CIA stopped funding him, Cameron received $57,750 from the Canadian government to continue his research from 1961 to 1964. [37] The actual number of patients on whom Cameron tried varieties of his experimental techniques is reported as 332. [38] NB 52, 53
Linda MacDonald was a victim of Dr. Ewen Cameron’s unethical, destructive mind control experiments in 1963. Dr. Cameron used a “treatment” which involved intensive application of three brainwashing techniques; drug disinhibition, prolonged sleep, and prolonged psychological isolation. These were combined with ECT [Electro Convulsive Therapy] treatments. [39][40][41] The amount of electricity introduced into Linda’s brain exceeded by 76.5 times the maximum amount recommended in the ECT Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Cameron’s “depatterning” technique resulted in permanent and complete amnesia. Dr. Cameron proved that doctors skilled in the right procedures can erase a subject’s memory. To this day, Linda MacDonald is unable to remember anything from her birth to 1963. As recorded by nurses in her chart, Linda was completely disoriented. She didn’t know her name, age or where she was. She didn’t recognize her children. She couldn’t read, drive, cook, or use a toilet. Not only did she not know her husband, she didn’t even know what a husband was. BB 181-183
Life changed for Linda when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program, The Fifth Estate, aired a segment on Dr. Cameron on January 17, 1984. A Vancouver newspaper ran a full-page story on Robert Loggie, a Vancouver man who had been experimented on by Dr. Cameron. Loggie was a plaintiff in the class action suit against the CIA for Dr. Cameron’s MKULTRA experiments, which was settled out of court for $750,000, divided among the eight plaintiffs in 1988. [42] Eventually Linda got $100,000 plus legal fees from the Canadian government. BB 187, 188
J.G. Watkins “induced a soldier to strike an officer by suggesting that the officer was a Japanese soldier.” [43] In another experiment, two subjects who were told to throw sulphuric acid at a laboratory assistant (protected by glass) complied with the hypnotist’s commands. [44] MC 158
G.H. Estabrooks is the only mind control doctor who has publicly acknowledged the building of Manchurian Candidates. In his book Spiritism, [45] Dr. Estabrooks describes experiments done to create multiple personality. [46][47] In his book Hypnotism, [48] Dr. Estabrooks states that the creation of experimental multiple personality for operational use in military subjects, whom he refers to as super spies, is ethical because of the demands of war. BB 159, 162
In a 1971 article in Science Digest, [49] Dr. Estabrooks claimed to have created hypnotic couriers and counterintelligence agents for operational use. “By the 1920’s not only had [clinical hypnotists] learned to apply posthypnotic suggestion, but also to split certain complex individuals into multiple personalities like Jeckyl-Hydes. During World War II, I worked this technique with a vulnerable Marine lieutenant I’ll call Jones. I split his personality into Jones A and Jones B. Jones A, once a ‘normal’ working Marine, became entirely different. He talked communist doctrine and meant it. He was welcomed enthusiastically by communist cells, and was deliberately given a dishonorable discharge by the Corps and became a card-carrying party member. Jones B was the deeper personality, knew all the thoughts of Jones A, was a loyal American and was ‘imprinted’ to say nothing during conscious phases. All I had to do was hypnotize the whole man, get in touch with Jones B, the loyal American, and I had a pipeline straight into the Communist camp. It worked beautifully.” BB 167-169
Dr. Estabrooks did experiments on children. He corresponded with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about using hypnosis to interrogate juvenile delinquents. His experimentation raises the possibility that he or other investigators might have attempted to create Manchurian Candidates in children. Such a possibility might seem far-fetched until one considers the LSD, biological and radiation experiments conducted on children, [50][51][52] and the fact that four MKULTRA Subprojects were on children. The deliberate creation of multiple personality in children is an explicitly stated plan in the MKULTRA Subproject Proposal submitted for funding on May 30, 1961. BB 61, 176, 177 For more, click here and here.
LSD Tests
From 1950 until the 1970s, the CIA collaborated closely with the US Army while conducting LSD and other chemical tests on humans. Experiments were conducted where none of the volunteers gave their ‘informed consent’ prior to receiving LSD. There was a deliberate attempt to deny the volunteers any information that would have permitted them to evaluate the dangers involved. Most of the related records have been destroyed. [53] MC 20, 21, 29, 32
A field test plan called for use of LSD on foreign nationals overseas. The Surgeon General “offered no medical objections to the field experimental plan.” [54] Subjects for the proposed field test were to be non-volunteer, foreign nationals. It is clear that from the start to finish the project violated Department of Defense policies, as well as specific procedures set for chemical or medical research. MC 33-36
Frank Olson was a biological warfare expert. He committed suicide after being given LSD hidden in liqueur by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, Director of MKULTRA. Olson’s family determined that he committed suicide subsequent to a bad LSD trip only after reading Nelson Rockefeller’s 1975 report on the CIA, finally published 22 years after Olsen’s death. They were given $750,000 in compensation by Congress. [55] BB 49
Electronic Implants
Jose Delgado’s development of the Stimoceiver in the 1950s brought intelligence agencies’ ultimate dream of controlling human behavior one step closer to reality. The Stimoceiver—a miniature electrode capable of receiving and transmitting electronic signals by FM radio—could be placed within an individual’s cranium. And once in place, an outside operator could manipulate the subject’s responses. Delgado demonstrated the potential of his Stimoceivers by wiring a fully-grown bull. With the device in place, Delgado stepped into the ring with the bull. The animal charged towards the experimenter – and then suddenly stopped, just before it reached him. The powerful beast had been stopped with the simple action of pushing a button on a small box held in Delgado’s hand. [56] MC 147
Dr. Delgado, a neurosurgeon and professor at Yale, [57][58][59][60][61][62] received funding for brain electrode research on children and adults. He did research in monkeys and cats, and in one paper describes the cats as “mechanical toys.” He was able to control the movements of his animal and human subjects by pushing buttons on a remote transmitter box. In 1966, Delgado asserted that his experiments “support the distasteful conclusion that motion, emotion and behavior can be directed by electrical forces, and that humans can be controlled like robots by push buttons.” [63] BB 88, 89, MC 147
An 11-year old boy underwent a partial change of identity upon remote stimulation of his brain electrode: “Electrical stimulation of the superior temporal convolution induced confusion about his sexual identity. These effects were specific, reliable, and statistically significant. For example, the patient said, 'I was thinking whether I was a boy or a girl,' and 'I’d like to be a girl.'' After one of the stimulations the patient suddenly began to discuss his desire to marry the male interviewer. Temporal-lobe stimulation produced in another patient open manifestations and declarations of pleasure, accompanied by giggles and joking with the therapist. In two adult female patients stimulation of the same region was followed by discussion of marriage and expression of a wish to marry the therapist. [64] BB 88, 89
Brain electrode research was also conducted independently at Harvard by Dr. Delgado’s coauthors, Drs. Vernon Mark, Frank Ervin, and William Sweet. Mark and Ervin describe implanting brain electrodes in a large number of patients at Harvard hospitals. A patient named Jennie was 14 years old when they put electrodes in her brain. In their book Violence and the Brain, [65] photographs show 18-year old Julia smiling, angry, or pounding the wall depending on which button is being pushed on the transmitter box sending signals to her brain electrodes. The mind control doctors saw their patients as biological machines, a view which made them sub-human, and therefore easier to abuse in mind control experiments. BB 88-91
Dr. Robert G. Heath, [66][67][68] Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University, placed brain electrodes in a young homosexual man and fitted him with a box. A button on the box could be used to electrically stimulate an electrode implanted in a pleasure center. During one three-hour period, the patient, referred to as B-19, stimulated himself 1,500 times. “During these sessions, B-19 stimulated himself to a point that he was experiencing an almost overwhelming euphoria and elation, and had to be disconnected, despite his vigorous protests.' [69] BB 94
Dr. John Lilly describes the technique of electrode implantation. “Electrodes could be implanted in the brain without using anesthesia. Short lengths of hypodermic needle tubing equal in length to the thickness of the skull were quickly pounded through the scalp into the skull. These stainless steel guides furnished passageways for the insertion of electrodes into the brain to any desired distance and at any desired location. Because of the small size of the sleeve guides, the scalp quickly recovered from the small hole made in it, and the sleeve guide remained imbedded in the bone for months to years. At any time he desired, the investigator could palpate [rub] the scalp and find the location of each of the sleeve guides. Once one was found, he inserted a needle down through the bone. After withdrawing the needle, the investigator placed a small sharp electrode in the track made by the needle and pressed the electrode through the skull and down into the substance of the brain to any desired depth.” [70] NB 62 For more, click here and here.
Non-Lethal Weapons
Non-lethal weapons is a broad category which includes devices for beaming various kinds of energy at human targets in order to temporarily incapacitate them, or to control or affect their behavior. Non-lethal weapons research has been conducted at universities on contract to the CIA, and has overlapped with research on hallucinogens and brain electrode implants. BB 103
In 1991, Janet Morris, one of the main proponents of non-lethal weapons, issued a number of papers. [71] According one paper, US Special Operations Command already had a portable microwave weapon. “US Special Forces can cook internal organs.” [72] Another concept was ‘Infrasound’ using acoustic beams. Laboratories were developing a high power, very low frequency acoustic beam weapon projecting non-penetrating acoustic bullets. Already, some governments have used infrasound as a means of crowd control. Very low frequency (VLF) sound, or low frequency RF modulations can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pains. “Some very low frequency sound generators can cause the disruption of human organs and, at high power levels, can crumble masonry.” [73] MC 176-179
Funding of these experiments began in MKULTRA. Subproject 62 documents “certain kinds of radio frequency energy have been found to effect reversible neurological changes in chimpanzees.” [74] Subproject 54 was studying how to produce concussions from a distance using mechanical blast waves propagated through the air. Such a concussion “is always followed by amnesia for the actual moment of the accident.” It also states: “The blast duration would be in the order of a tenth of a second. Masking of a noise of this duration should not be difficult. It would be advantageous to establish the effectiveness of both of the above methods as a tool in brain-wash therapy.” BB 103-105
A confidential report prepared by the US Army as early as 1969 detailed the effect an infra-sonic system would have on humans. These effects range from disruption of nervous systems to death. [75] MC 199, 200
That such weapons have been used can be in little doubt. When the deployment of Cruise missiles at American bases in the UK was at its height, women peace campaigners staged a series of highly publicized peaceful protests outside the perimeter wires. In late 1985, the women in the peace camps at Greenham Common began to experience unusual patterns of illness, ranging from severe headaches, drowsiness, menstrual bleeding at abnormal times or after the onset of menopause, to bouts of temporary paralysis and faulty speech coordination. Electronics Today [76] magazine carried out a number of measurements, and in December 1985 published their report which concluded: “Readings taken with a wide range of signal strength meters showed marked increases in the background signal level near one of the women’s camps at a time when they claimed to be experiencing ill effects.” They noted that if the women created noise or a disturbance near the fence, the signals rose sharply. MC 201
The evidence in hand suggests that the technology to produce ‘voices in the head’ does exist. The Department of Defense has already acquired the technology to alter consciousness through various projects and programs. A patent discusses methods and system for altering consciousness. The abstract from once such program states: “Researchers have devised a variety of systems for stimulating the brain to exhibit specific brain wave rhythms and thereby alter the state of consciousness of the individual subject.” [77] Silent subliminal messages [were] “used throughout Operation Desert Storm (Iraq) quite successfully.” [78] MC 203, 204
A US State Department report suggested it was possible to induce a heart attack in a person from a distance with radar. [79] MC 172
By 1974, Stanford Research Institute had developed a computer system capable of reading a person’s mind by correlating the brain waves of subjects on an electroencephalograph with specific commands. [80] The concept of mind-reading computers is no longer science fiction. Neither is their use by Big Brotherly governments. Major Edward Dames of Psi-Tech said in April 1995 on NBC’s The Other Side program: “The US government has an electronic device which could implant thoughts in people.” Dames would not comment any further. MC 172
The latest development in the technology of induced fear and mind control is the cloning of the human EEG or brain waves of any targeted victim, or indeed groups. With the use of powerful computers, segments of human emotions which include anger, anxiety, sadness, fear, embarrassment, jealousy, resentment, shame, and terror, have been identified and isolated within the EEG signals as ‘emotion signature clusters.’ Their relevant frequencies and amplitudes have been measured. Then the very frequency/amplitude cluster is synthesized and stored on another computer. Each one of these negative emotions is separately tagged. They are then placed on the Silent Sound carrier frequencies and could silently trigger the occurrence of the same basic emotion in another human being. MC 205
The entire non-lethal weapon concept is literally a Pandora’s Box of unknown consequences. MC 179 For more, click here and here.

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To order individual documents, go to There is no charge for the first 100 pages. To order the three CD set containing 20,000 pages of declassified CIA mind control documents, send a check for $30 made payable to the United States Treasurer. Send the check and a copy of the form below to the address given:
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[1] CIA MORI ID 190684, pp. 1, 4. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive at To go directly to the CIA document quoted, for page 1, click here. For page 4, click here.
[2] BBC News, November 21, 2005, Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon, provides details of this disturbing project, available at
[3] New York Times, January 30, 2005, C.I.A. Said to Rebuff Congress on Nazi Files, shows that the CIA continues to refuse a Congressional directive to release documents related to this secret program of Nazi collaboration, article available here.
[4] Hunt, L. Secret Agenda. The United States Government, Nazi Scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1990. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991. To order this book, click here. See also Simpson, C. Blowback. The First Full Account of America’s Recruitment of Nazis, and the Disastrous Effect on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy. New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. To order this book, click here.
[5] Interagency Working Group appointed to inform the appropriate committees of the US Senate and House of the activities of the Nazi War Criminal Records. For information on this posted on the National Archives website under the National War Crimes Disclosure Act, click here.
[6] Formerly available free, now available for purchase on by clicking here.
[7] Vannevar Bush’s memorandum to James Conant, Bush-Conant files, Office of Scientific Research and Development, S-1, Record Group 227, National Archives. You can request this document from the government through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). For instructions on how to order this document from the National Archives, click here. For more on this subject, click here.

[8] CIA MORI ID 190691, p. 1. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive at To go directly to the page with the CIA document quoted, click here.
[9]New York Times, Aug. 2, 1977, Mind-Control Studies Had Origins in Trial of Mindszenty. This engaging article includes a concise history of mind control projects. To view article, click here. The U.S. Department of Energy Website also has a highly revealing, detailed report of these mind control projects and more at See also a CIA document available here, which mentions in the lower tabs MKULTRA and its formation in 1953.
[10] To see verification of this destruction of records on U.S. Department of Energy's website, click here.
[11] CIA MORI ID 140401, p. 6, 7. This is a declassified CIA document. To order this document go to, and follow the instructions. This document is not included in the mind control CDs.
[12] CIA MORI ID 144700, 4/26/52, p. 3: “Drugs—Sodium Pentathol, sodium amytal, and barbiturates in general. Evaluation: These techniques have been proven to be effective and they involve little risk to the subject if administered under competent medical direction.” CIA MORI ID 140394, pp. 2, 3, dated 2/25/52: “Q: Have you ever had any experience with drugs? A: Yes, many times. I worked with doctors using sodium amytal and pentathol and have obtained hypnotic control after the drugs were used. In fact, many times the drugs were used for the purpose of obtaining hypnotic control.” These are a declassified CIA documents dealing with mind control. To verify the statements in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at available here. You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive at To go directly to the page 3 of CIA document 144700, click here. Document 140394 is not available on this website, though it is included now in the mind control CD set you can order at the above link.
[13] Memorandum from ADDP Helms to DCI Dulles, dated 3 April 1953, Tab A, pp. 1-2 (p. 30 on CDs), CIA MORI ID 17748. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at available here. You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free access to these documents, see Black Vault Archive at To go directly to the CIA document quoted (p.30), click here.
[14] CIA MORI ID 17748, p. 30. Quote on p. 33. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive at To go directly to the CIA document quoted, for page 30, click here. For page 33, click here.

[15] CIA MORI ID 17748, pp. 2, 4, 6-9. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive available here. To go directly to the CIA Inspector General's document: For page 2, click here. For page 4, click here. For page 6, click here. For page 7, click here. For page 8, click here. For page 9, click here. In addition the above CIA document, to verify this quote and other key mind control information in a highly revealing 1977 New York Times article available in their archives, click here.
[16] Final Report. Book 1, Foreign and Military Intelligence. Senate Select Committee to Study Government Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, 94th Congress, 2nd Session, 26 April 1976, Special Report No. 94-755 (Better known as the Church Committee Report). See Book 1, p. 406. For instructions on how to order this document from the National Archives, click here. For a related article on George Washington University's National Security Archive website, see For an excellent Wikipedia article, click here.
[17] Eringer, Robert. Secret Agent Man. Rolling Stone, 1985
[18] Final Report. Book 1, Foreign and Military Intelligence. Senate Select Committee to Study Government Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, 94th Congress, 2nd Session, 26 April 1976, Special Report No. 94-755 (Better known as the Church Committee Report). For instructions on how to order this document from the National Archives, click here. For an excellent discussion of this topic on George Washington University's National Security Archive website, see A part of Book 1 of the Church Committee Report is available at the first link in the section title 'A Critique.'
[19] For a 10-page summary of Ms. Rutz’ riveting story which includes revealing testimony from other mind control victims, see She backs up her experience with declassified CIA documents proving the existence of the programs she describes.
[20] Project Bluebird/Artichoke’s primary purpose was the study of special interrogation techniques—primarily hypnosis, truth serums and brainwashing. See CIA-1978-S421-1 Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral Modification, Appendix A, pg 66, Joint Hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session, August 3, 1977. For instructions on how to order this document from the National Archives, click here.
[21] CIA MORI ID 17395, p. 18. ESP Research, 1961 and 1962. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free access to these documents, see the Black Vault Government Archive at To go directly to the above document, click here.
[22] Condon, R. The Manchurian Candidate. New York: Jove Books, 1959/1988. To order book, click here.
[23] CIA MORI ID 190527, pp. 1, 2. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive at To go directly to the above document, for page 1, click here. For page 2, click here.
[24] You can find a dozen examples of this in these footnotes. See footnotes 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 59, 64, 66, 67, 69.
[25] Mark, V.H., & Ervin, F.R. Violence and the Brain. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. To order this book, click here.
[26] Faden, R.R. Final Report. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1995. The full report is available on the Department of Energy Website at: For the two pages detailing Dr. Sweet's experiments: Chapter five page 4, and page 5.
[27] Marks, J. The Search for the Manchurian Candidate. New York: W.W. Norton, 1988. To order this book, click here.
[28] Orne, M.T. The potential uses of hypnosis in interrogation. In A.D. Biderman (Ed.), The Manipulation of Human Behavior (pp. 169-215). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1961. To order this book, click here.
[29] West, L.J. Dissociative reactions. In A.M. Freedman & H.I. Kaplan (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, pp. 885-889. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1967.
[30] Janet, P. Psychological Healing; A Historical and Clinical Study, London: George Allen and Unwin, 1925. To order this book, click here.
[31] Gillmor, D. I Swear By Apollo. Dr. Ewen Cameron and the CIA-Brainwashing Experiments. Montreal: Eden press, 1987. To order this book, click here.
[32] Scheflin, A.W., & Opton, E.M. The Mind manipulators. New York: Paddington Press, 1978. To order this book, click here.
[33] Thomas, G. Journey into Madness. The Secret Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse. New York: Bantam, 1989 (paperback 1990). To order this book, click here.
[34] Weinstein, H. Psychiatry and the CIA: Victims of Mind Control. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1990. To order this book, click here.
[35] Collins, A. In the Sleep Room. The Story of CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1988/1998. To order this book, click here.
[36] CIA MORI ID 17468. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. To verify the statement in the text, use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at You should receive the government mind control CDs within a month of your request. Once you receive them, look up the MORI ID number listed. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to the Black Vault Government Archive at
[37] Other Mental Health Project Grants awarded to Dr. Cameron by the Department of National Health and Welfare were:Project #604-5-11, The Effect of Senescence on Resistance to Stress, $195,388, 50-57,Project #604-5-13, Research Studies on EEG and Electrophysiology, $60,353, 50-57,Project #604-5-14, Support for a Behavioral Laboratory, $17,875, 50-54,Project #604-5-76, Study of Effect of Nucleic Acid on Memory Impairment in the Aged, $18,000, 59-63,Project #604-5-432, A Study of Factors Which Promote or Retard Personality Change in Individuals Exposed to Prolonged Repetition of Verbal Signals, $57,750, 61-64, see Collins, Anne. In the Sleep room. The Story of CIA Brainwashing in Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1988/1998, p. 189. To order this book, click here.
[38] Collins, Anne. In the Sleep room. The Story of CIA Brainwashing in Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1988/1998, p. 258. To order this book, click here.
[39] Cameron, D.E. Production of differential amnesia as a factor in the treatment of schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 1, 26-34, 1960.
[40] Cameron, D.E., Levy, L. Rubenstein, L., & Malmo, R.B. Repetition of verbal signals: Behavioral and physiological changes. American Journal of Psychiatry, 115, 985-991, 1959.
[41] Cameron, D.E., Lohrenz, J.G., & Handcock, K.A. The depatterning treatment of schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 3, 65-76, 1962.
[42] Tyner, Arlene. Mind-Control Part 1: Canadian and US Survivors Seek Justice, PROBE Magazine, March-April 2000. A copy of this article is available at
[43] Fisher, S. An Investigation of Alleged Conditioning Phenomena Under Hypnosis. Journal of Clinical Experimental Hypnosis, 3, 71-103, 1955.
[44] Rowland, L.W., Will Hypnotized Persons Try to Harm Themselves or Others? Journal of Abnormal Social Psychology, 34, 114-117, 1939.
[45] Estabrooks, G.H. Spiritism. New York: E.M Dutton, 1947. To order this book, click here.
[46] Harriman, P.L. The experimental induction of a multiple personality. Psychiatry, 5, 179-186, 1942.
[47] Harriman, P.L. The experimental production of some phenomena related to multiple personality. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 37, 244-255, 1942.
[48] Estabrooks, G.H. Hypnotism. New York: E.M Dutton, 1943. To order this book, click here.
[49] Estabrooks, G.H. Hypnosis comes of age. Science Digest, 44-50, April 1971. A copy of this article is available at
[50] Okita, G.T., Plotz, E.J., & Davis, M.E. Placental Transfer of Radioactive Digitoxin in Pregnant Women and its Fetal Distribution. Semiannual Reports to the US Atomic Energy Commission, Vol. 1, Parts 1 6, 1954 to 1956. For more on the Department of Energy website, scroll down slightly over 2/3 of the webpage at to the section titled: 'UC-10. Carbon-14-Labeled Digitoxin Administered to Pregnant Women to Determine Fetal Distribution'
[51] New York Times, Feb. 10, 1995, Officials Cite More U.S. Tests With Radiation, reports that “about 9,000 Americans including children and newborns were used in 154 human radiation tests” sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission. Instructions to access this article in the New York Times archives and a free copy of the article are available here.
[52] Welsome, Eileen. The Plutonium Files, America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War. New York: Dial Press, 220-221, 1999. To order this book, click here.
[53] Church Committee Report, book 1 p. 395, states that one of the three principal functions of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the US Army Biological Center at Fort Detrick was to conduct “biological research for the CIA.” In early 1952, SOD agreed “to assist CIA in developing, testing, and maintaining biological agents delivery systems. By this agreement, CIA acquired the knowledge, skill, and facilities of the Army to develop biological weapons suited for the CIA’s use.” Church Committee Report, Book 1, p. 389. Many of the early CIA LSD tests were conducted at Fort Detrick. For instructions on how to order this document from the National Archives, click here.
[54] USAINTC Letter to ACSI, DA. Subject: Staff Study: Material Testing Program EA1279, dated 15 October 1959. (Includes a reference to ACSI-SC letter, 27 July 1959, requesting study).
[55] Dowling, Kevin. The Olsen File: A Secret that Could Destroy the CIA. Mail On Sunday. 23 August 1998. See this article at The entire Frank Olson website at is filled with excellent information on CIA mind control programs.
[56] New York Times, May 17, 1965, front page, ‘Matador’ With a Radio Stops Wired Bull; Modified Behavior in Animals Subject of Brain Study. Instructions to access this article in the Times archives and a free copy of the article are available at
[57] Delgado, J.M.R. Evaluation of permanent implantation of electrodes within the brain. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 7, 637-644, 1955.
[58] Delgado, J.M.R. Prolonged stimulation of brain in awake monkeys. Journal of Neurophysiology, 22, 458-475, 1959.
[59] Delgado, J.M.R. Emotional behavior in animals and humans. Psychiatric Research Reports, 12, 259-266, 1960.
[60] Delgado, J.M.R. Social rank and radio-stimulated aggressiveness in monkeys. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 144, 383-390, 1967.
[61] Delgado, J.M.R. Physical Control of the Mind. New York: Harper & Row, 1971 (paperback 1977). To order this book, click here.
[62] Rosvold, H.E., & Delgado, J.M.R. The effect of delayed-alternation test performance of stimulating or destroying electrical structures within the frontal lobes of the monkey’s brain. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 49, 365-372, 1956.
[63] Kreech, David. Controlling the Mind Controllers. THINK 32, July/August 1966.
[64] Delgado, J.M., Mark, V., Sweet, W., Ervin, F., Weiss, G., Bach-Y-Rita, G., & Hagiwara, R. Intracerebral radio stimulation and recording in completely free patients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 147, 329-340, 1968.
[65] Mark, V.H., Ervin, F.R. Violence and the Brain. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. To order this book, click here.
[66] Heath, R.G. Electrical self-stimulation of the brain in man. American Journal of Psychiatry, 120, 571-577, 1963.
[67] Heath, R.G. Pleasure and brain activity in man. Deep and surface electroencephalograms during orgasm. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 151, 3-18, 1972.
[68] Heath, R.G., John, S.B. & Fontana, C.J. Stereotaxic implantation of electrodes in the human brain: A method for long-term study and treatment. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 23, 296-304, 1976.
[69] Moan, C.E., & Heath, R.G. Septal stimulation for the initiation of heterosexual activity in a homosexual male. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 3, 23-30, 1972.
[70] Lilly, John. The Scientist, A Metaphysical Autobiography. Berkeley: Ronin Publishing, Revised 1988/1996. To order this book, click here. Dr. Lilly was not the only one experimenting with this technique. In 1955, he and Dr. J. Roe, B. Mountcastle, and L. Kurger, Johns Hopkins Medical School; Drs. C. Woolsey and J. Hind, University of Wisconsin; Dr. Karl Pribram, Institute of Living, Hartford Conn.; Dr. Leonard Malis, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City experimented on dolphins at Marineland.
[71] The USGSC (US Global Strategy Council) has issued a wide variety of papers on the nonlethal weapons concept. For example: “In Search of Nonlethal Strategy,” Janet Morris; “Nonlethality: A Global Strategy – White paper”; “Nonlethality Briefing Supplement No. 1”; and “Nonlethality in Operational Continuum.” For more on this from a US army website:
[72] Wall Street Journal, Jan. 4, 1993.
[73] Morris, Janet. In Search of a Non-lethal Strategy. USGSC (US Global Strategy Council), p. 14.
[74] Baldwin, M., Bach, S.A., & Lewis, S.Z. Effects of radio-frequency energy on primate cerebral activity. Neurology, 10, 178-187, 1960. This publication was a result of MKULTRA Subproject 62.
[75] An Infrasonic System, US Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center, Fort Bellever, VA, 1969. See section on “Effects-Human.” In a his book, The Future War, John Alexander, one of the supporters, forerunners and founding fathers of the non-lethal weapons concept, tries to legitimize the acquisition and deployment of these destructive weapons.
[76] Electronics Today, Dec. 1985.
[77] Method and System for Altering Consciousness, Patent 5,123,899, US Patent Office, June 23 1992. To view this patent on the website of the US Patent and Trademark Office, click here.
[78] Letter from Edward Tilton of Silent Sounds, Inc. to author Dr. Armen Victorian, Dec. 13, 1996. For more on this, click here and here.
[79] Microwave US-USSR, Vol VI, July-Dec. 1976 p. 4, Office of Security, US Dept. of State.
[80] Mind Reading Computer. Time, July 1, 1974, p. 67. You can read the entire article in the archives of Time at,9171,942916,00.html. See also Rorvik, David M. As Man Becomes Machine. London: Sphere Books, 1979. To order this book, click here.
[81] Ordering instructions for the declassified mind control documents are at the end of the summary, or simply click here. We received the CDs less than three weeks after we ordered them.
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