Sunday, March 30, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A man by the name of Phillip Schneider was an engineer and geologist for the government who helped build underground facilities in Dulce, New Mexico in late 1979. Phillip was assigned to work in Dulce New Mexico for the government, building and digging elaborate underground tunnels beneath the surface. One day in late 1979 an unexpected event occurred. Phillip was attacked in the deepest sublevel of Dulce New Mexico that reached 2.5 miles beneath the surface. Phil was attacked by a species of alien grays. He lost three fingers, and suffered a serious injury to his chest that was caused by an emitted ray from one of the Grays. Phillip managed to survive the attack but he was eventually diagnosed with Cancer due to radiation exposure. No one else in his group survived the attack. Phillip claims to have killed two alien Grays before escaping into a elevator.
He began speaking in public in 1995 about an undeground war with aliens, known as grays, in Dulce New Mexico's underground goverment facilities. Phil was seriously injured and claims to have killed two alien grays after exiting an underground elevator. He lost three of his fingers and suffered a deep chest wound during the attack. Phil was unaware of the alien species that resided and worked in the underground facilities. Phil chose to resign, but was forced to complete the project he was assigned to because of the threat of prison time. He completed his job and never returned for his paychecks.
After the attack, Phil quit working for the government. He continued to work in his field as an engineer and geologist, but kept the events that occurred in Dulce,New Mexico quiet. When a very close friend of his was murdered for speaking of the events that occurred in the Dulce New Mexico underground facilites, Phillip decided it was his duty and responsibility to Americans for him to go public, making the world aware of the conspiracy. After his best friends death, he began lecturing around the country on the events that occurred. His public lectures reached thousands as he traveled around the country speaking in different cities. Phillip could no longer keep his silence because he felt the world needed to know about the underground facilities and the governments knowledge of alien life here on the planet.
Phillip was found dead in his apartment in 1996. His death was listed as a suicide. Mystery and intrigue surrounds his untimely death. Phillip was found strangled by a catheder cord, lying face down in a wheel chair. His friends do not believe he committed suicide for many reasons. He was missing a middle finger, ring finger and pinky finger on his left hand. It would have been impossible for him to manuver his hands with great force to strangle himself. He also had access to many medicines due to his Cancer treatment that he could have overdosed at any time. Phillip also warned his family that if he "ever committed suicide" to know that he was murdered for speaking the truth. Many of his friends and family are trying to carry on his cause and prove that he was murdered for knowing too much, and speaking out the truth.
Sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction. If Phil's story is the truth...then our world has been living under blinders and that is a scary thought.
Monday, March 17, 2014
One of the most famous sightings is the woman sitting on a tombstone, this picture shows the transparent image of a woman sitting on a small checkered tombstone looking out into the woods. This photo was taken by Jude Felz and published in the Chicago Sun-Times.
The woman's face seems flat, with only a hint of a nose visible. Her feet blend into the grass (which appears white under infrared light), giving an appearance of translucence.
Since this photo was taken, the checkered monument has been photographed hundreds of times without producing anything nearly as spectacular.
After being given a tour by a shipyard executive, the two newspapermen were leaving when they heard the drone of overhead aircraft. They at first thought is was a practice drill, but that notion was quickly dispelled when bombs began exploding all around and the roar of anti-aircraft gunfire filled the air. The sky quickly darkened and they were in the middle of a full-blown air raid. They quickly got in their car and drove away from the shipyard back toward Hamburg.
As they left the area, however, the sky seemed to brighten and they again found themselves in the light of a calm, ordinary late afternoon. They looked back at the shipyards, and there was no destruction, no bomb-induced inferno they had just left, no aircraft in the sky.
The photos Brandt had taken during the attack showed nothing unusual.
It wasn't until 1943 that the British Royal Air Force attacked and destroyed the shipyard - just as Hutton and Brandt had experienced it 11 years earlier.
(photo: taken Jan. 30-31 1943)
Sunday, March 9, 2014
By Stephen Wagner
You wake up unable to move, barely able to breathe... you feel an oppressive weight on your chest... and you sense some evil presence in the room... The old hag strikes!
A reader writes:
About a year and a half ago, I was awoken in the night by a strong, warm breeze. I could not move and could not scream. It lasted about 30 seconds and was gone. I saw nothing. Last week it happened again. I was lying in bed and again was awoken. I felt a very strong force holding me down. I could not sit up. I tried to scream for my daughter and could not get any noise to come out. I tried to hit the wall with my arm and this force would not let me. It again lasted about 30 seconds and was over. I really don't believe in ghosts and didn't see anything at all. I am just really scared and confused.
Have you ever had a similar experience? The above incident is a classic example of what has become known as the "old hag" syndrome and is one of many such letters I receive from readers each month. The victims awake to find that they cannot move, even though they can see, hear, feel and smell. There is sometimes the feeling of a great weight on the chest and the sense that there is a sinister or evil presence in the room. And like the above reader, they are often quite frightened about what is happening to them.
The name of the phenomenon comes from the superstitious belief that a witch - or an old hag - sits or "rides" the chest of the victims, rendering them immobile. Although that explanation isn't taken very seriously nowadays, the perplexing and often very frightening nature of the phenomenon leads many people to believe that there are supernatural forces at work - ghosts or demons.
The experience is so frightening because the victims, although paralyzed, seem to have full use of their senses. In fact, it is often accompanied by strange smells, the sound of approaching footsteps, apparitions of weird shadows or glowing eyes, and the oppressive weight on the chest, making breathing difficult if not impossible. All of the body's senses are telling the victims that something real and unusual is happening to them. The spell is broken and the victims recover often on the point of losing consciousness. Fully awake and well, they sit up, completely baffled by what just happened to them since now the room is entirely normal.
Confronted with such a bizarre and irrational experience, it's no wonder that many victims fear that they have been attacked in their beds by some malevolent spirit, demon or, perhaps, an alien visitor.
The phenomenon occurs to both men and women of various ages and seems to happen to about 15 percent of the population at least once in a lifetime. It can occur while the victim is sleeping during the day or night, and it is a worldwide phenomenon that has been documented since ancient times.
"In the 2nd century, the Greek physician Galen attributed it to indigestion," according to The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley. "Some individuals suffer repeated attacks over a limited period of time; others have repeated attacks for years."
I am a 27 year old female and have been suffering for the past 12 or so years. It started just being unable to move, like someone was on top of me, pinning me down. And although I was trying with all my might to move or to scream, all I could do was barely wiggle my toes and faintly murmur. In the beginning it was very frightening and I would try with all my might to wake up. Upon waking I would be unable to resume sleep for at least a few hours. Now I have become somewhat used to them. Sometimes I even lie back and see how long I can take that awful, overpowering feeling. In the end, I always try to wake myself up. Over the years this "thing" has kind of metamorphosized into a dark being, something who is doing this deliberately to me for some reason. I guess this is something that I may have invented in my head to deal with it. I am not really sure. After I got used to it, I never really questioned it. It still occurs about every 2 months or so. Sometimes once a night, other times it can happen several times in one night.
What's going on? Is there a rational explanation for these freaky experiences?
THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION
The medical establishment is quite aware of this phenomenon, but has a less sensational name than "old hag syndrome" for it. They call it "sleep paralysis" or SP (sometimes ISP for "isolated sleep paralysis").
So what causes it? Dr. Max Hirshkowitz, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, says that sleep paralysis occurs when the brain is in the transition state between deep, dreaming sleep (known as REM sleep for its rapid eye movement) and waking up. During REM dreaming sleep, the brain has turned off most of the body's muscle function so we cannot act out our dreams - we are temporarily paralyzed.
"Sometimes your brain doesn't fully switch off those dreams - or the paralysis - when you wake up," Hirshkowitz told ABC News. "That would explain the 'frozen' feeling and hallucinations associated with sleep paralysis." According to his research, the effect only really lasts from a few seconds to as long as a minute, but in this half-dream half-awake state, to the victim it can seem much longer.
In her article, "Help! I Can't Move!,"Florence Cardinal writes: "Sleep paralysis is often accompanied by vivid hallucinations. There may be a sense someone is in the room, or even hovering over you. At other times, there seems to be pressure on the chest, as though someone or something perched there. There may even be sexual attacks associated with the hallucinations. The sound of footsteps, doors opening and closing, voices, all can be a very frightening part of sleep paralysis. These are known as Hypnagogic and Hypnopompic Experiences and they are what make people dread an episode of sleep paralysis."
For all their explanations, however, the sleep experts still do not know what causes the brain to screw up like this, or why some people experience it more than others. But there are some theories:
•"Episodes of paralysis can occur when the body is in any position, but happen most frequently when the sleeper is lying flat on his or her back. Intense fear is common, but sometimes other strong emotions, such as sadness or anger, are present," says Florence Cardinal in "The Terror of Sleep Paralysis."
•For some, SP is often brought about by not getting enough sleep or being overtired. Likewise, disrupted sleep schedules or circadian rhythm disturbances can produce an episode of sleep paralysis.
•It is more common in people who suffer from severe anxiety or bipolar disorder. Some research shows that SP is five times more likely to occur with people who are taking such anti-anxiety drugs as Xamax or Valium.
•A study found that 35 percent of subjects with isolated sleep paralysis also report a history of wake panic attacks unrelated to the experience of paralysis.
How can you prevent sleep paralysis? According to clinical research, you may be able to minimize the episodes by following good sleep hygiene:
•get enough sleep
•exercise regularly (but not too close to bedtime)
•keep a regular sleep schedule
"For some people this may not be possible, however," says Florence Cardinal, "so instead let's look at ways to escape from the grip of sleep paralysis. The best remedy is to will yourself to move, even if it's only the wiggling of your little finger. This is often sufficient to break the spell. If you can manage it, scream! Your roommate may not appreciate it, but it's better than suffering through a long and fear-filled episode. If all else fails, seek professional help."
Sounds like good advice. The bottom line is that you really have nothing to fear, in a paranormal sense, from sleep paralysis. That old hag you feel perched on your chest may be nothing more than the anxiety of living in a stressful world.
On May 10, 1953 the Williamsport Police Department received a chilling phone call in the early morning reporting that all persons, including guests and staff, inside The Grand Hotel were missing.
A thorough investigation was immediately underway. After weeks of tirelessly searching and questioning almost every single person in town, they came up empty-handed. A commission was formed to discuss what to do about the tragic situation. After a lengthy deliberation, the case was closed- the hotel was shut down and boarded up. An urban legend was created that was passed down for generations to come and everyone in town referred to the mysterious hotel as “Hotel 32.”
OnJanuary 15, 1993, wealthy real estate developer, Timothy Miller reopened the hotel, with the goal of attracting tourists as a haunted house. The opening was a big success. People familiar with the legend came to stay at the hotel in hopes of having some type of supernatural experience.
Among the curious people, were local college students, Rob Laden, Troy Belger and Jarod Carr. They set out to “Hotel 32” in hopes to see or experience something out of the ordinary. Apparently, their wish came true. Jarod Carrdisappeared inside the hotel without a trace- never to be seen or heard from again. The infamous legend moves forward in history and the local townspeople renamed the mystical site, “Hotel 33.”
When the Williamsport Police Department got word of the missing boy, they put their top investigator on the case, Detective Richard Kaminsky. He conducted a thorough investigation of the site and interrogated Belger and Laden regarding their missing friend.During the interrogation of one of the boys,Kaminsky died. The police report sited that Kaminsky had an aneurism, but interviews with police staff and witnesses argue otherwise, stating that the cause of death was unexplained and unnatural.
The hotel burned down, shortly after- no cause was found.
The mystery remains and legend lives on.
Monday, March 3, 2014
He was left speechless when he flicked through the pictures afterards and saw the haunting image of a woman's head and torso floating inches from the ground near the DJ booth.
He said: "I didn't see the ghost until a couple of days later when I was looking at the pictures on the computer.
"When I saw it I was like 'wow' and couldn't believe what I was seeing. I thought it was really weird because it really looks like there's a ghost in the picture."
The picture was taken as newlyweds Nigel and Helen Davis took to the floor for the first dance after their wedding at Gloucester Register Office.