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All You Need To Know About Area 51 & The UFO Cover-Up

Thursday, October 26 2017

All You Need To Know About Area 51 & The UFO Cover-Up

« Previous - Next » All You Need To Know About Area 51 & The UFO Cover-Up For many years the Pentagon denied Area 51 despite the fact that it became known to the public that a 120-kilometer piece of the desert in Las Vegas was a base for the US Armed Forces, which was said to have carried out secret experiments. Were Secret Alien And UFO Experiments Carried Out At Area 51? Legends suggest that in the desert at area 51secret experiments involving aliens and UFO studies had taken place and the region was guarded by soldiers. There were SF weapons that had been produced with land-based technologies, including the Stealth F-117A and the invisible B2 bomber. These legends go back to 1940 and Roswell when it was said a UFO had crashed into the desert. Documents suggest that two alien bodies were recovered from the crashed UFO and then transferred to the secret laboratory in the military base. However, this has never actually been confirmed by the US government. Dreamland: Most Sophisticated Military Base Or Alien Hiding Place Related Articles Air Force Colonel Charles Halt Accuses US Government Of UFO Cover-Up In 2001 a book was released in the United States with the name of Dreamland. Written by Phil Patton it was said to give readers a detailed report on the mystery than many had said did not have any rational explanation behind it. The title of that book was said to have been one of the names that the US government used when defining the area in the Nevada desert. A place where one of the worlds most sophisticated military bases was and where some of the most advanced technological experiments of the US was held to ensure military supremacy over the remainder of the world. Highway 375 in Nevada, also called the Extraterrestrial Highway, crosses Nevada alongside a town with the name of Rachel. The region is mostly silent apart from the occasional airplane engine or an eagle, and there is not a great deal to see, other than scrub land and desert. However, hundreds of tourists flock to the region each day to see the post box on the highway and visit the A`Le`Inn, the alien bar. Extraterrestrial Highway Named By Governor Of Nevada The Extraterrestrial Highway was baptized by the governor of the state of Nevada after many sightings of space shuttles in the 90s close to the post box. During 2009 a region of some 20,000 square meters was inaccessible to the public and this was said to be where evidence of the alien existence along with secrets was located and it was photographed by a satellite from Russia. The photos were sold online but they show neither UFOs nor aliens. They do show many hundreds of edifices, swimming pool, tennis court, athletics track, residential areas and some strange craters that no one seems to know what caused them. What is interesting is not what can be seen in the photos but what cannot be seen. There are no paved streets, no cars, no parking lots, only a bus on the unpaved pathways that wander among rocks. It has been suggested that there is an underground secret transport network and in the area, secret projects take place which has been said to have an importance for the development of national security. This came from Gloria Cales, a spokesperson for the Air Force. Area 51 Was Approved By Eisenhower Area 51 was founded during the 1950s and got the approval of President Eisenhower. The US Army set up an airplane that was capable of going undetected under the radar on Soviet territory so that it could keep information on nuclear weapons and arsenals safe. There was collaboration with Clarence Johnson with Military Aeronautics and he put his craftsmanship in the hands of the US government along with the resources from his company, Lockheed. Together they made a prototype spy plane in 1954 and Eisenhower signed a decree-law that made the region in the desert in-existent so as to keep the activities a secret. Over the years to follow more prototypes were made in the Dreamland Laboratory. Thanks to high tech materials flight systems including the Blackbird SR-71 and A12 were born. Interest from the scientific community and ufologists began during the latter half of the 80s, in 1989; a TV station broadcast many interviews, one of which was with a former Area 51 technician, to reveal documents he was said to have seen in the military base. Interest In Area 51 Increased During The 90s He said that it was about aliens and said that he could work out the time and place when UFOs would make their return to Area 51. The interest by the public in Area 51 increased and over the years has been one of the main objectives of ufologists around the world. In 1996 it seemed that the mystery would finally be unraveled thanks to a study by the Federations of American Scientists. This initiative was called Public Eye and it consisted of the rental of a satellite that could capture images of Area 51 and which led to scientists saying that the base served only for the development of aircraft that was technologically advanced. It was said that the base was working on invisible radar and its biggest secret was a space plane that could take off using its own energy and which could reach anywhere in the world in under half an hour. So the big question is whether human beings are actually behind the UFOs and aliens that are said to be at Area 51? Originally published by:

Today Is The Luckiest Day Of The Year: Jupiter And Sun Aligning On Oct 26th

Thursday, October 26 2017

Today Is The Luckiest Day Of The Year: Jupiter And Sun Aligning On Oct 26th

« Previous - Next » Today Is The Luckiest Day Of The Year: Jupiter And Sun Aligning On Oct 26th On October 26th, 2017, the Sun will be aligned with Jupiter, and according to astrologers, this is incredibly good news. The Sun is aligning with Jupiter. What does this mean? Astrologers claim that the planet Jupiter’s movements are characterized by abundance which means that people who are in need with receive the things that they need as the planet aligns with the Sun. However, the planet does not merely promise an abundance of material things but also spiritual enlightenment. The astrologers claim that during this period that there will be a great deal to learn regarding personal development and that the astrological alignment at this current time will create the optimum conditions for people to become their truest and best selves. The reason for this is because when the Sun is so close to Jupiter, it becomes capable of replenishing inner spirituality. Both celestial bodies are currently infused with energy as they are both in Scorpio which is known for intensifying energy. These circumstances mean that the cosmic energy of the Sun and Jupiter’s alignment will linger for quite some time and the effects will still be appreciable in the months to come. Astrologers have told the public that they should fear nothing concerning this celestial alignment but that if they feel the urge to transform themselves then they ought to relish the opportunity instead of shying away from it as struggling against the powers of the universe will be bound to leave a person drained and exhausted. However, they do point out that the experience of this current cosmic alignment can be emotionally overwhelming and so it is important to take breaks when necessary and to practice self-care. If the predictions of the astrologers are correct then the period immediately following the 26th of October will be an incredibly beneficial and positive experience for the majority of humanity – but only if they choose to embrace it. Related Articles

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind them

Friday, October 27 2017

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind them

Submit an article to Spooky Isles 4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind them We need new writers! Please contact us if you would like to submit an article for Spooky Isles. KERRY GREENAWAY gives a little nod to the spirits around us with this look at Halloween traditions we enjoy each year… Halloween is nearly upon us. It’s the time of year where it is said that the veil thins between the realms and when witches, wizards and ‘long-legged beasties’ come out to play. There is so much folklore and so many myths surrounding this festival I thought I would take a look at some of the traditions and get to the roots of where they come from. Apples play an important part in these Halloween traditions, there are indeed several ‘games’ that are played using them. In addition to this, they have been linked to fertility and romance in their own right. Indeed, you only have to think of the mythological references, such as in the Book of Genesis where Eve is tempted with an apple. Hercules’ task of receiving an apple from the Garden of Hesperides and even the poisoned apple in Snow White, to understand the importance of the apple in our psyche. On a more prosaic level the apple is one of the best fruits to keep throughout the winter and, being as Samhain is the festival which marks the beginning of winter, it is no surprise that following the glut of that fruit that the apple tree produces is in ample supply, to ‘waste’ in frivolous divination games during this festival is perhaps understandable. Apple Bobbing Halloween Traditions Where apples are placed in a barrel of water and, as they are less dense than the water, they float to the surface. The idea is to grab an apple with your teeth without using your hands and, if you haven’t tried it then be warned it gets messy and you’ll need lots of towels. Once you have grabbed your apple you are supposed to peel it, making sure you peel it in one long strip and then throw it over your left shoulder. You then have a look to see how he peel falls and if it resembles a letter that letter is supposed to be the initial of the person you’re going to marry. Apples play a big part in the Halloween traditions we love, as this vintage postcard shows Or in another version, it was supposed to reveals the initial of you one true love. There is another variation of this tradition where you hang the apples instead of putting them in water and yet another where you mirror scry (see my previous article on scrying ) whilst peeling the apple and again throw the peel over your left shoulder to gain the same results. There are a couple of unverified sources for the origins of the Apple bobbing festival. Some say that it links back to the Roman festival of celebration to Pomana, a goddess of fruitfulness, fertility and romance, however historians can’t verify that this festival existed. There are even suggestions that it links back to pre-Christian Ireland, but again there is no evidence to support this. We do know that it is a British tradition that goes back a couple of hundred years. Another way of trying to divine who was your love interest at Halloween was to name nutshells after the one you had your eye on and place them by the fire the reaction of the nut to the fire would give you your answer, for example, if it popped and flew off the hearth, then that didn’t look good, if it burned slow and steady then that was a positive sign! Mirror Scrying Mirror Scrying features again but this time it is supposed to reveal ‘ Bloody Mary ‘. Who Mary is a little bit of a mystery as this could be Queen Mary First of England who shares the same nickname or it could refer to Mary Worth although there are other ‘Mary’s’that this tale could refer to. Although this tradition seems to have its origins in the 1700s it is something that is a pure ‘scare fest’ and serves no real purpose. Mirrors can be spooky on Halloween night It is something straight out of a horror movie, you are supposed to stand in front of a mirror with a candle and say bloody Mary three times, and before you she shall appear, legend states that if she does appear then she will kill you, one things for sure the shock would be enough to give you a heart attack! Another version of this tradition is to walk backwards up the stairs holding a candle and a hand mirror whilst reciting the same words, a feat in itself. In this version, Mary was supposed to appear and you could ask her questions pertaining to the future – sound familiar? Carving Pumpkins This is one of the most famous and well-loved Halloween traditions. Traditionally people used to carve Turnips but this has now been taken over by the Pumpkin, probably due to the size and ease of carving – well, easier than a turnip anyway. Otherwise known as a ‘Jack O’Lantern’ a name which comes from another 18th century tale about a man named Stingy Jack (the name says it all) Stingy Jack made a deal with the devil to forget all of his misdemeanours. Carving a pumpkin into a Jack O’Lantern is a favourite Halloween tradition When Jack died he tried to enter heaven but his way was barred so he went to see the devil, the devil honoured his word and refused him admission which meant that poor old jack was destined to wander the earth as a lost spirit. However the devil did give him an ember from hell to help light his way. The tradition these days is that the Jack O’Lanterns is to help guide you on your way whilst trick or treating or when placed on your doorstep it is supposed to ward off evil spirits. Trick or Treating This brings us to the tradition of trick or treating. This is where young children dress up as all manner of ghosts and ghouls or more recently, the latest horror movie character, and go from door to door asking for treats. This is allegedly a tradition from the Middle Ages where the belief that evil entities stalked the earth on this particular night, so you dressed up to fool them into thinking that you were one of them, although what they would make of some of the costumes worn these days makes me wonder! It used to be a form of begging and in return for a ‘treat’ songs were sung or if no treat was given then a minor ‘trick’ would be served upon the household such as hiding various implements that were left around, but nothing more sinister than that. These days it’s a sugar filled fest that most parents dread. However you decide to celebrate Halloween, just remember to give a little nod to the spirits that may surround you. Oct 27, 2017 Kerry Greenaway

Ex Senior Intelligence Officer Of American Defense Claims UFOs Are Real

Friday, October 27 2017

Ex Senior Intelligence Officer Of American Defense Claims UFOs Are Real

October 27, 2017 LUFOS Conspiracy , Latest posts , N. America 1 Many believe that UFOs are real and former senior intelligence officer with the U.S. Department of Defense has claimed the same on record. Luis Elizondo said that he carried out highly sensitive espionage and terrorism investigations in different parts of the world and worked with the U.S. Army, the National Counterintelligence Executive, and the Director of National Intelligence. Former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge has recently unveiled critical members of his new organization To The Stars Academy, and Luis Elizondo was one of them. Elizondo revealed that he ran a sensitive aerospace threat identification program for the last decade before he retired. The program was reportedly focusing on unidentified aerial technologies, another name for unidentified flying objects. While in the position, he learned that the phenomena were real. He said that there are physics that people can’t understand, but they are real. He further noted that life on Earth might not necessarily be alone. Elizondo has been hit with his credentials in various forums, but he replied to them saying that they have physics and the scientific observations to prove that UFO phenomena are real. Tom Delonge Explains His UFO Obsession to Joe Rogan Your opinion?

After Months At Sea: Two Women And Their Dogs Were Rescued By US Navy Vessel

Friday, October 27 2017

After Months At Sea: Two Women And Their Dogs Were Rescued By US Navy Vessel

« Previous - Next » After Months At Sea: Two Women And Their Dogs Were Rescued By US Navy Vessel Two women sailors, along with their dogs, have been rescued after months of being at sea by the USS Ashland. The pair made an outing in their boat in the spring, and they were brought to safety following many weeks of sending out distress signals. Tasha Fuiaba and Jennifer Appel had to be rescued by a US Navy vessel on Wednesday morning. The pair had gone on a journey that would take them from Hawaii to Tahiti in the spring, but their sailboat had strayed off the planned course on 30 May when it had suffered a casualty to the engine. After two months of being on the open water, the two women started to send out distress calls, and this is something that they have done every day since getting into difficulty. However, the Navy said that the boat had strayed and it was not close enough to any other boat or shore for them to pick up the signals. The two women had survived thanks to water purifiers and a years’ worth of food being on-board, consisting of dry goods, rice, and pasta. Fuiaba and Appel had eventually been found 900 miles to the southeast of Japan after a fishing vessel had located them and contacted the Guam coastguard. They then coordinated with the Taipei Rescue Coordination Center, the Joint Coordination Center in Honolulu and Japan Coordination Center. The USS Ashland was in the area already, and they found the vessel with the two women and their dogs. They were taken on-board the Navy vessel and were offered medical treatment and food. They are going to remain on the ship until it next makes a port of call. Appel made a press release saying that she was grateful for their service to their country and for saving their lives. She went on to say that they had been filled with pride and could not stop smiling when they saw the US Navy on the horizon. The commanding officer of the USS Ashland said that the US Navy was ready to offer assistance to any mariner who was in distress of any nationality and during any situation. Related Articles

Media Blackout: A Massive Chemical Fire Has Been Burning For 4 Days At A Warehouse In Parkersburg

Friday, October 27 2017

Media Blackout: A Massive Chemical Fire Has Been Burning For 4 Days At A Warehouse In Parkersburg

Media Blackout: A Massive Chemical Fire Has Been Burning For 4 Days At A Warehouse In Parkersburg Fire in West Virginia has been blazing for four days – and the consequences could last even longer. The Ames Warehouse used to be part of a shovel manufacturing industrial set up but over the past few years it has transformed into a dumping ground for all the materials that industrialists in the state cannot legally dispose of. Now, the warehouse in Parkersburg in West Virginia has caught fire. The inferno has raged for four days despite the best efforts of the fire crews and the potential consequences could go on for years. Chemical Waste Burning In Parkersburg At this current time, state authorities cannot confirm what specific materials were being stored in the warehouse but it could include things like PVC, nylon, carbon black, titanium dioxide, fibreglass, maleic anhydride TLV, formaldehyde, Teflon, styrene, acrylonitrile, polybutylene terephthalate and acrylic sheeting. Each of these things can be incredibly dangerous when it is burned. Related Articles Media Blackout: World’s largest public protest in Mexico 2012 It is not known at this time what started the fire but an insider has said that the warehouse was not fitted with key safety mechanisms that would have stopped the fire in its infant stages. Apparently, the fire suppression system for the warehouse failed in winter of last year because of a frozen pipe. This was never fixed which meant that when the fire broke out, it was left to the city’s fire crews to tackle the blaze. Firefighters have been on the site since Saturday and have already spent a staggering $300,000 trying to extinguish the blaze. Some of the firefighters who have been working on the site have said that while the flames on the outside of the building have been fairly easy to quell, some of the materials inside the warehouse actually burn hotter when water is applied to them. This means that they are in desperate need of fire extinguishing foam which they do not have in plentiful supply. While the fire crews have done an admirable job at keeping the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties, the inferno is still having terrible consequences on the local community. An enormous ash cloud which has managed to travel more than forty miles has been billowing from the site of the fire for the past four days. Local people who have breathed in the ash and the smoke for short periods of time have reported serious issues with breathing and a burning sensation on the eyes, skin and throat as well as headaches and nausea. Several people have already been admitted to hospital for acute chemical pneumonitis. The ash cloud is considered to be such a major public health hazard that schools have been closed, the bus service has been halted and local businesses and government agencies have closed their doors. While it is expected that the fire will be under control in the course of the next week and that the ash cloud will dissipate, there are major concerns about the long term effects of the fire. It has been noted that the weather conditions have accelerated the rate at which toxic water has entered the creeks and rivers in the local area and it is not yet clear whether filters will be enough to clean the water for municipal purposes. The fire department have almost drained the city’s reservoir completely in their bid to stop the blaze and it has been conceded that it is likely to be compromised as well. This could mean that the city’s water supply could be completely contaminated and this potential fall out could be lethal for the entire community. Related Articles

World's Witnessing Unprecedented Increase Of Global Ultra High Net Worth Billionaires

Friday, October 27 2017

World's Witnessing Unprecedented Increase Of Global Ultra High Net Worth Billionaires

World's Witnessing Unprecedented Increase Of Global Ultra High Net Worth Billionaires Inequality is at an all-time high and billionaires are worried history could repeat itself. According to new statistics, the richest people in the world now hold the greatest concentration of wealth in the western world since the Gilded Age in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. Now people are beginning to notice parallels between today and this fabled age in American history and starting to wonder if history is about to repeat itself. The Gilded Age in the United States lasted from the 1870s to the early 1900s. It was a particularly profitable age for the United States characterised by rapid industrialisation, the growth of the railway which led to much quicker transport links and opened up new avenues for industry and a rise in wages across the country. Related Articles NASA: Number of Comets Inside Inner Solar System Sees Dramatic Increase During this period a number of industries including oil, steel, sugar and cotton became controlled by a handful of large companies headed up by rich families. These companies were enormously profitable and transformed their owners into some of the richest people to have ever lived. Even today, their descendants are some of the wealthiest people in the world. The concentration of so much wealth in so few hands angered the general public, particularly given the poor conditions that the workers employed in their industries had to work under. The popular press dubbed families such as the Vanderblits, the Carnegies, the Morgans and the Astors as the ‘robber barons’. According to the historian TJ Stiles, the term evoked, “visions of titanic monopolists who crushed competitors, rigged markets, and corrupted government. In their greed and power, legend has it, they held sway over a helpless democracy, ” and held a powerful sway over the American people. When President Roosevelt came to power in 1901, he immediately moved to break up the monopolies and ushered in the period known as the Progressive Era which railed against the excesses and the inequality of the Gilded Age. However, more than a hundred years later it all appears to be happening again. According to the UBS/PwC Billionaires report, billionaires have increased their combined global wealth by more than a fifth in the course of the past year alone. Now 1542 individuals hold a record $6 trillion, which is twice the amount of the GDP of wealthy countries like the United Kingdom. Josef Stadler, the lead author of the report, says that the billionaires are already deeply concerned that their extraordinary accumulation of wealth in recent years will lead to brewing resentment among the rest of the world’s population and whether it could lead to a strike back similar to that in the early twentieth century when Roosevelt moved to break up the monopolies in the United States. Stadler points out that media representation of the growth of inequality and the concentration of wealth in so few hands was already leading to anger among the world’s popular which suggested that there would be what he termed as an ‘inflection point’. However, he said that the perception that billionaires hoard money for themselves as actually incorrect saying that 98% of their wealth makes it back into wider society and that they employ 22.7 million people worldwide. Despite that, Stadler says that it is clear that the ultra-rich are still deeply concerned about the way that they are perceived by the public and are thus very keen to establish themselves as sympathetic figures. Similar to individuals such as Andrew Carnegie in the Gilded Age, billionaires are increasingly turning to philanthropic causes, public art galleries and sports teams to endear themselves to the general public. “The billionaire population is concerned about [inequality] and that may be why we are seeing this acceleration of publicly displaying art collections or partnering with public institutions so more of the public can enjoy what they have, ” said John Matthews, UBS head of private wealth management. “I think it’s a big part of investment in sports franchises – it’s a way for them to say ‘I made all this money and I did it in Cleveland, Ohio, I’ve got to give back to my community and one way I’m going to do that is to make sure the stadium is great’.” Whether this tactic will work for today’s super-rich individuals or whether it will do nothing to stop the intervention that took place in the early twentieth century is unclear. However, recent signs show that the latter is more likely to be the case. Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that western governments needed to force the top 1% of earners to pay significantly more tax to reduce the dangerous levels of inequality that were beginning to surge. Related Articles

Inventor of 'water-powered car' dies in a restaurant screaming 'They poisoned me'

Friday, October 27 2017

Inventor of 'water-powered car' dies in a restaurant screaming 'They poisoned me'

Inventor of 'water-powered car' dies in a restaurant screaming 'They poisoned me' Inventor of vehicle that is powered by water passes away in restaurant shouting 'They Poisoned Me'. Are you aware that water-powered vehicles have been in existence for many years? Well, if not, then I’s likely because they’ve not been covered by the media at all. Strangely, the inventors of such fascinating work appear to have been bullied into stopping their genuine work, or passed away in rather bizarre situations. Water car inventor killed Stanley Meyer, one of the inventors, was responsible for designing a gadget that was believed to be able to make any car run only on water. It’s attested that such car when outfitted with such gadget had the ability to travel all of the US on a measly 22 gallons of water. The inventor stressed that either tap, purified, or salt water were viable options as engine fuel. Stanley Meyer was certain that his work had been recognized by other institutions, as he obtained interest from the Pentagon and even supposed honors for his work. As well, the British Advanced Energy Institute sent an envoy to research his body of work. Later, they even confirmed this by stating that: Related Articles First Restaurant In Moscow Accepts Payment In Bitcoin Stan Meyer Interview - Water Powered Car Explanation “We recently sent a delegation to witness Stan’s work, to really evaluate it. This is one of the most important inventions of the century.” Unfortunately, without his knowledge, the very same folks that appeared to recognize him led to his mysterious decline. Stanley Meyer’s life was put on hold when one day, as he was having dinner with his brother (his twin) and a couple of Belgian investors. The purpose of the dinner as supposedly a celebration of their work, the vehicle that runs on water, being patented. All was going well, that is, until Meyer drank from his cup of cranberry juice. Suddenly, he began to choke, and took hold of his neck as he bolted outside the diner whilst at the same time vomiting violently. As he lay dying in his brother’s arms, his last words happened to be, “They poisoned me.” Although the cause of death was officially classified as brain aneurysm, it is incredibly suspicious that his dying words happened to be about an attempt to murder him. Think about it, Meyer’s vehicle that runs on water could be an immense hurdle for the oil industry’s profit margin. However, could it really be that corporations in the oil industry could be so cold as to do whatever it takes to end this potential threat from launching? One thing is for sure, the big players were all very much interested in Meyer’s work. Investments and notoriety had been gained from all the large oil companies, to investment firms, and the government was rumored to have been as well. N the end, Stanley got an enormous offer for his patent, in the threshold of a billion dollars, from such large groups. However, he passed on all of them, as the main reason for his developing of a vehicle that runs on water, was so that big oil companies and countries would stop being able to take advantage of consumers. Still, that unfortunately never came to be, and as we know, oil and gas prices have since skyrocketed as the water-run vehicle was not put out on the market. Stanley was a rare person, one of those that wanted to genuinely make the world better through his work. And then you wonder why the media hasn’t provided any coverage on his death or his work! But there is a way for us to help, to stop this corruption rooted in the system. Get word out, make yourself heard, and tell about this story that has been silenced by the big corporations. If we want a world with free energy, we need to support people like Stanley Meyer, who once said: “If me and you could come together in accord, no political institution in the word, no multinationalist groups could defeat us.” Related Articles

Unexplained Standing Stone in Bern May Be ‘Swiss Stonehenge’

Friday, October 27 2017

Unexplained Standing Stone in Bern May Be ‘Swiss Stonehenge’

Google+ Archaeologists excavating a site outside Bern, Switzerland have unearthed a mysterious standing stone believed to date to the Bronze Age. The stone was discovered during an excavation of an 4,000- to 5,000-year-old archaeological site which is only now beginning to be studied. The stone measures two meters high by a meter long and weighs over three tons, and markings on the ground indicate that the stone likely stood upright at one time. The team of archaeologists working the site believe other stones may lie underground in the same area or perhaps were broken apart to be used in construction by early Europeans at a later time. The stone does not appear to have been carved or inscribed. The stone is only one of a dozen or so found in Switzerland and is adding to a growing body of evidence which is beginning to suggest Bronze Age civilizations in the area were more developed than previously thought. The Canton of Bern Archaeology Department issued a statement saying this discovery is “all the more interesting because, with the exception of a few isolated finds, very little is known about the Stone Age settlement around the city of Bern.” Archaeologists are unsure if the stone had been moved prior to discovery. This new standing stone is only one of a series of discoveries in the area which add to researchers’ theories that an ancient city once stood in the area, somewhat contrary to what has been previously assumed about the area. Could this be the “Swiss stonehenge” as some news outlets have dubbed it? Not quite as impressive as the other Stonehenge, but it’s a start. Swiss archaeologists believe the stone might have been used as a gathering place for some sort of ritual or ceremonial purpose – but then again, what in archaeology isn’t assumed to be ceremonial? Finds like these make me wonder what future civilizations will think of the garbage and ruins we leave behind. What will they make of the ubiquity of the two-tailed Starbucks mermaid? What significance will they find in the golden arches of the world’s 36,000 McDonald’s locations? Let’s just hope they don’t develop the abilities to read the photos folders in the smartphone solid state drives they unearth amidst the rubble of 21st-century humankind. Some things are better left unseen. You know the photos I mean. Brett Tingley is a writer and musician living in the ancient Appalachian mountains. You can follow Brett on Join Plus+ for $9 a month to access bonus podcasts & premium content!

Corey Feldman Stands Up - WHERE are the Other Heroes?

Friday, October 27 2017

Corey Feldman Stands Up - WHERE are the Other Heroes?

« Previous - Next » Corey Feldman Stands Up - WHERE are the Other Heroes? Evil runs this world, and it's not just in the film industry. The only way we can triumph as a global society is to one by one destroy these destructive industries! It's time to evolve, we can't let it destroy our earth and each other anymore. Embed Code:

‘Have a potato!’ – The Old Dark House (1932) REVIEW

Friday, October 27 2017

‘Have a potato!’ – The Old Dark House (1932) REVIEW

‘Have a potato!’– The Old Dark House (1932) REVIEW RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reveals The Old Dark House, aka ‘what director James Whale did after 1931’s Frankenstein’… TITLE: The Old Dark House RELEASED: 20th October 1932 STARRING: Boris Karloff (Morgan), Melvyn Douglas (Penderel), Charles Laughton (Sir William Porterhouse), Lilian Bond (Gladys), Ernest Thesiger (Horace Femm), Eva Moore (Rebecca Femm), Raymond Massey (Philip Waverton), Gloria Stuart (Margaret Waverton) WRITER: Benn W. Levy (from the novel Benighted by J.B. Priestley) DIRECTOR: James Whale An assortment of travellers seek shelter from a rainstorm, and find themselves in the mansion of the Femm family. They’re a strange bunch: The gloomy Horace, his vicious sister Rebecca, and their bedridden father. Throw into the mix their mute servant Morgan, and an eventful night is promised… and, just why has that plate of food been left on the stairs? An original theatrical poster for The Old Dark House (1932) Although it is often grouped with Universal’s great horror cycle of the 1930’s, and certainly shares a great deal with them in atmosphere and look, The Old Dark House is somehow out on its own tangent. It is more like a bizarre comedy of manners, until the lunatic-in-the-house horror element really comes to the fore in the closing stages. Even in the anything-goes climate of that period before the Hays production code came along and spoilt the party, this is a very odd film. One can only guess that, following the astronomical success of Frankenstein, Universal gave James Whale carte blanche to make whatever he wanted and this was the result. It’s almost like a group of Brits decided on a whim to put on a stage adaptation of JB Priestley on a Hollywood sound stage, and just let the cameras roll. Whale’s direction is superb, whilst the use of fast cutting between close-ups in places is extremely effective and quite an innovation for 1932. And just look at that cast! Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Raymond Massey… plus delightful turns from Ernest Thesiger and Eva Moore as the Femm siblings. Gloria Stuart and Boris Karloff in a publicity shot for The Old Dark House (1932) It bombed in the USA on its original release – after a very successful opening week, trade dropped off sharply. It’s not surprising in retrospect, as it’s a very, eccentrically British film. I’m not sure I’ve seen another Hollywood feature where a character has such a broad north of England accent, as utilised here by Laughton as Sir William Porterhouse. The humour throughout is very deadpan and macabre, and if that’s on your wavelength then The Old Dark House, if only slightly stilted in places, is a real treat. TRIVIA POINTS: The film went out of circulation after the rights were re-sold to Columbia for their remake (eventually co-produced with Hammer and William Castle in 1963). The deal prohibited Universal from commercially exploiting their original version. With no perceived commercial value in the film, it was left mouldering in Universal’s vaults until fan/director Curtis Harrington retrieved the materials and arranged for a duplicate negative to be made. Director James Cameron was reportedly so entertained by Gloria Stuart’s audio commentary on the laserdisc release of The Old Dark House, that he cast her in his next film: Titanic (1997). Stuart would win an Oscar for the role. Oct 27, 2017

Daily 2 Cents: 'Chicago Phantom' Evidence...Odds & Ends -- Review of 'Invasion on Chestnut Ridge' -- Mothman Rap Version

Friday, October 27 2017

Daily 2 Cents: 'Chicago Phantom' Evidence...Odds & Ends -- Review of 'Invasion on Chestnut Ridge' -- Mothman Rap Version

Daily 2 Cents: 'Chicago Phantom' Evidence...Odds & Ends -- Review of 'Invasion on Chestnut Ridge' -- Mothman Rap Version 'Chicago Phantom' Evidence...Odds & Ends I've received a few images and sketches over the past few weeks. I'm looking into each submission. If anyone can offer further information, it would be appreciated. Thanks...Lon Invasion on Chestnut Ridge By Sean Forker - I'm always excited when I get the message from Seth Breedlove that he's ready to work on a new project. My first, natural response is "Here -take my money!" You can't go wrong with a Small Town Monsters production. I first backed "Minerva Monster" and realized that not only was my money well spent, but Seth had a passion for telling these stories. Each Breedlove Film gets better and better. "Invasion" is no exception.​I didn't know how the guys would top "Mothman of Point Pleasant"; you can read my review of that film on this blog. "Mothman" had the perfect mix of music, narration, and setting that I felt was a once in a lifetime hit maker. Little did I know that "Invasion" would do the same.​Growing up in Pennsylvania, I was all too familiar with our State's version of "The Twilight Zone". On occasion, my own boots hit the ground and I too would spend countless hours on "The Ridge", waiting to experience it's oddities. How could I expect Seth and team to draw me in more to an area that I already had history with? Well, they did.​With all the flair of an 1980's Sci-Fi movie, Breedlove draws you in with VHS-like effects on the scenery. Brandon Dalo scores yet another win with his mysterious themes that connect you even more so to the story. Stan Gordon is our principal of the film; which makes great sense being that for 60 years - he has been the man most synonymous with "The Chestnut Ridge". He tells us of The Kecksburg UFO Incident (12/6/1965) - which got him started into his six decades of anomalous research. The film also closes with him at the Kecksburg UFO Conference. Good framing of the story.​Eric Altman joins us to give more meat and potatoes on the area. Eric has spent many years investigating strange phenomena; and for transparency is a man who I consider to be one of my mentors. The other also being Stan Gordon. Friend and fellow researcher Dwayne Pintoff is interviewed and shares one of his strange encounters. These familiar faces really make it seem like I'm watching a home movie!​In my favorite part of the movie, the late Sam Sherry's personal encounter with a Neanderthal Type Sasquatch is retold. Great animated sequences bring this to life. Having one of your favorite sightings come to life added a new dimension to the encounter. Amazing work.​Mark Matzke narrates the documentary, giving depth and emotion to a topic I didn't feel could garner any more. There is a reverence in his voice that invokes the feeling you get when you are actually THERE on the Ridge. Amazing work!​The film relies on great animated sequences and illustrations to fully flesh out the stories. This is very well done. Other movies rely on costume effects, which at times takes you out of the movie due to the strangeness of the costuming. Matt Harris and Brandon Scalf's illustrations draw you in, and Chris Scalf's animation adds to the overall effect of the creepiness to the stories. Their work really brings the mysteries of the Ridge to life!​My only complaint is that I wish there was more! There are so many stories from this area it would be impossible to catalog in a single movie. I hope to see more of this area in a future Small Town Monsters Production.​This is definitely a MUST WATCH and A MUST HAVE for your collection! This is the first documentary I have watched on the Chestnut Ridge, but after viewing the movie - I don't think anyone else could do it the justice that Seth and Team have rendered. I leave you with this amazing piece of narration:​"There are places in the world whose mysteries call us. To come, see for ourselves - whatever the human toll might be. Places like the Chestnut Ride..." Mothman Rap Version Chicago rapper and singer Rich Jones performed "Mothman," his new track about the winged humanoid that's supposedly been plaguing Chicago for much of the summer and fall, in early September at the North Coast Music Festival—or so I heard from an alleged eyewitness, Reader staff writer Leor Galil. His account of the song, like most eyewitness reports of cryptids, provided limited evidence for what he claimed to have experienced—he sent me a photograph of Jones performing in front of a red-eyed illustration that could've been the creature, but there was no audio and no video. The track hadn't been released. In short, I had only Leor's word about its existence. I've been interested in the Chicago Mothman, which I've been calling the Lake Michigan Bat Creature, since June 30, 2017—that's when it was supposedly sighted in my neighborhood, outside Logan Square bar the Owl. In late July, a friend sent me a recap of sightings published by Riot Fest's magazine, and I was thrilled by how close together many of them were. Most supposed witnesses describe the monster as a giant humanoid bat, but some report seeing a huge owl, a creature with "jagged and insect-like" wings and the "body form of a mantis," or a cryptid resembling West Virginia's famous Mothman from 1966. Similar sightings in Chicagoland date back to 2011, but they've undergone a remarkable uptick this year. Many of these sightings have been catalogued by Lon Strickler of the website Phantoms and Monsters, who lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania. According to a map he's created, we're now up to 58 sightings—55 of them in 2017. Most have occurred relatively close to the lakefront, though suburbs such as Tinley Park and Bolingbrook have seen one-off outliers. The majority of witnesses agree that the creature has red eyes, that it's seven to eight feet tall, and that they experienced a strong feeling of fear or foreboding when they encountered it. The Reader's own Aimee Levitt covered the flying humanoid in August, and the Tribune and Playboy have published investigations as well. Read more and listen to audio file at Rapper Rich Jones gives a verse to the Chicago Mothman