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Archive for March, 2011

UKRAINIAN SASQUATCH FOOTAGE: AUTHENTIC?

Ukrainian Bigfoot Still

This video was brought to our attention by Craig Woolheater at Cryptomundo.

In it, the man videotaping the creature is speaking Ukrainian. Can anyone out there translate? Feel free to leave your comments and let us know what you think.

 

 


Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: What goes bump in the dark

The Shadow Hour

 

 

Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  Scott Wells and Jamie Salinas are entertainers in Houston, Texas. They created a show with special effects, depicting a séance purely for entertainment purposes. To add to the realism, they arranged to perform their program in a location that has a haunted history. What they did not expect was that their foray into the imaginary world of ghosts would put them face-to-face with real haunted activity. The will talk about some of the ways that the unseen world has intruded into their show, the experiences that they and guests have had and how these experiences have affected their view of the paranormal.

This will be a good one to call into if you can listen live.  The lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…

 

 


FAMILY CAPTURES POLTERGEIST ON VIDEO

A spooked family have called in a real-life ‘ghostbuster’ – after claiming to have captured on video a poltergeist moving a chair across a bedroom.

Lisa Manning and her children Ellie, 11, and Jaydon, six, have fled their house in terror several times because of bizarre goings-on.

They include pots and pans being thrown around the kitchen, window blinds moving up and down by themselves, lights being switched on and off and drawers being opened.

Last week they were even forced to climb out of a window after being trapped in their living room when the door locked by itself.

Now they have been advised to wear crucifixes by a priest after capturing video footage of a chair moving by itself in Ellie’s bedroom.

Carer Miss Manning, 34, shot the film two weeks ago after putting hidden cameras in the family’s home in Holbrooks, an area of Coventry.

The 52-second clip shows a wardrobe door opening before a pink swivel chair moves slowly backwards towards the wall.

 

Poltergeist haunts Coventry house

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370715/Coventry-family-paranormal-experts-capturing-ghost-home-video.html#ixzz1I8Lj9nuu


SCIENTISTS FIND PERFECTLY PRESERVED 2500 YR OLD BRAIN INSIDE SKULL

2500 year old brain of Iron Age man

Grey matter: The 2,500-year-old preserved brain has baffled scientists after it was found during an excavation at the University of York

Archaeologists believe they have discovered one of the world’s oldest brains that once belonged to a man in Iron Age Britain who was sacrificed in a ritual killing.

Scientists found the cranium in a muddy pit when they were excavating a site before a new campus was to be built at the University of York. When a researcher reached inside the skull, she was stunned to discover the soft tissue of the 2,500-year-old brain still preserved.

Fractures and marks on the bones suggest the man, who was aged between 26 and 45, died most probably from hanging, after which he was carefully decapitated and his head was then buried on its own.

Scientists have been baffled by how the brain tissue – which usually rots after a couple at years – managed to remain intact for so long.

‘The survival of brain remains where no other soft tissues are preserved is extremely rare,’ said Sonia O’Connor, research fellow in archaeological sciences at the University of Bradford.

‘This brain is particularly exciting because it is very well preserved, even though it is the oldest recorded find of this type in the UK, and one of the earliest worldwide.’

Philip Duffey, a neurologist at York Hospital who scanned the skull, said: ‘I’m amazed and excited that scanning has shown structures which appear to be unequivocally of brain origin.’

Baffled: Dr Sonia O Connor, from the University of Bradford, examines the remains of the brain

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1371012/Scientists-discover-worlds-oldest-brains-belonging-Iron-Age-man-ritual-killing.html#ixzz1I8a4sMDg

 


SHEEP GIVES BIRTH TO A PUPPY

'Miracle': The sheep/dog and the ewe that allegedly gave birth to him in Shaanxi Province, China

Vets say it’s impossible – but to Chinese farmer Liu Naiying his birth is a miracle.

For Mr Liu insists one of his sheep has given birth to a dog.

The ‘puppy’ has wool like a lamb but its mouth, nose, eyes, paws and tail look more like a dog’s.

His ‘sheep dog’ even plays like a hound.

The birth has prompted thousands to flock to his farm in Shaanxi Province to see for themselves.

Mr Liu told how he found the unusual baby animal shortly after it was born in one of his fields.

‘I was herding the sheep, and saw a sheep licking her newborn lamb on the grassland. The lamb was still wet,’ he said.

‘When I went up close to check on the lamb I was shocked because it looked so weird, like a cross between a sheep and a dog.

Strange: The 'puppy' has wool like a lamb but it's mouth, nose, eyes, paws and tail look more like a dog's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘I was a bit frightened, as I’ve been raising sheep for 20 years and had never seen such a creature.’

Yue Guozhang, a researcher at Xi’an City Animal Husbandry Technology Centre, said sheep and dogs were different species.

‘It’s not possible that a sheep could become pregnant with a puppy,’ he said. ‘It’s likely that this is just an abnormal lamb.’

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1369977/Sheep-gives-birth-dog-Chinese-farm-Ewe-got-kidding.html#ixzz1HpDWleSV


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Tonight on The Shadow Hour – Brad and Barry Klinge of Ghost Lab

The Shadow Hour

The Shadow Hour

Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT: In our last episode before The Texas Ghost show we are pleased to talk to Brad and Barry Klinge, who provided an exciting view of paranormal investigation with their program, Ghost Lab, on The Discovery Channel. We’ll talk about their methods, their stories and what is in store for their future.

The lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…

 


Scientists grow organs in lab

Regenerated ear
Regenerated ear

Above: The synthetic scaffold of an ear sits bathed in cartilage-producing cells, part of an effort to grow new ears for wounded soldiers.

More than 100,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the U.S. alone; every day 18 of them die. Not only are healthy organs in short supply, but donor and patient also have to be closely matched, or the patient’s immune system may reject the transplant. A new kind of solution is incubating in medical labs: “bioartificial” organs grown from the patient’s own cells. Thirty people have received lab-grown bladders already, and other engineered organs are in the pipeline.

The bladder technique was developed by Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Researchers take healthy cells from a patient’s diseased bladder, cause them to multiply profusely in petri dishes, then apply them to a balloon-shaped scaffold made partly of collagen, the protein found in cartilage. Muscle cells go on the outside, urothelial cells (which line the urinary tract) on the inside. “It’s like baking a layer cake,” says Atala. “You’re layering the cells one layer at a time, spreading these toppings.” The bladder-to-be is then incubated at body temperature until the cells form functioning tissue. The whole process takes six to eight weeks.

Solid organs with lots of blood vessels, such as kidneys or livers, are harder to grow than hollow ones like bladders. But Atala’s group—which is working on 22 organs and tissues, including ears—recently made a functioning piece of human liver. One tool they use is similar to an ink-jet printer; it “prints” different types of cells and the organ scaffold one layer at a time.

Other labs are also racing to make bioartificial organs. A jawbone has sprouted at Columbia University and a lung at Yale. At the University of Minnesota, Doris Taylor has fabricated a beating rat heart, growing cells from one rat on a scaffold she made from the heart of another by washing off its own cells. And at the University of Michigan, H. David Humes has created an artificial kidney from cells seeded onto a synthetic scaffold. The cell-phone-size kidney has passed tests on sheep—it’s not yet implantable, but it’s wearable, unlike a dialysis machine, and it does more than filter toxins from blood. It also makes hormones and performs other kidney functions.

Read more: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/big-idea/organ-regeneration-text?source=link_fb20110307organs


Video: Could this be Bigfoot hunted by a helicopter?

Bigfoot hunted by helicopter

Posted by Steve Busti

Craig Woolheater at Cryptomundo posted this video today, what do you think?

Watch in the upper right hand side at the 0:37 mark, as soon as the kid shoots the gun. You’ll see a figure that had been crouching the entire time run off to the right.

 


Tonight on The Shadow Hour – Stars of Ghostology

The Shadow Hour

The Shadow Hour

Posted by Chris Walden
10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT: Brian D. and Anne Marie Petroff Byers of Ghostology, the really laid-back program about the paranormal, will bring their wit and spontaneity to The Shadow Hour as we continue our countdown to the Texas Ghost show.

The lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…


BREAKING NEWS: Video surfaces of supposed paranormal M6 car crash

M6 Highway

Posted by Steve Busti

Last year the internet was abuzz with reports coming out of both Paris and Birmingham concerning simultaneous fatal car crashes that involved very mysterious circumstances, including “dematerializing occupants,” a cover-up by the police, and speculation of UFO involvement and even time travel(!).

Now this YouTube video appeared on March 6th, with an accompanying email written to Lon Strickland of the Phantoms and Monsters blog:

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My mates have been nagging me to put this footage out we recorded at that weird crash on the M6 that everyone’s been talking about. Dino

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Since the story behind this is very sketchy (and a little confusing), I will compile all the info I can find and make a cohesive story about what this all could be about. Check back soon…

 


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Is the eastern cougar really extinct?

Easter Cougar Extinct

Posted by Steve Busti

The photo of this taxidermied cougar above supposedly shows the last cougar killed in Pennsylvania in 1874. On Wednesday, March 2, 2011 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the eastern cougar extinct.

I have reason to believe the truth to be otherwise.

You see, if you are to acknowledge the official account that all eastern cougars were indeed eradicated by man nearly a century ago, then what am I to make of an eyewitness report of a cougar by someone very close to me — my own father.

I remember years ago my dad had told us of his late night encounter with what he believes without a doubt to have been a mountain lion, or cougar.

Today, upon hearing this news about the big cat supposedly being extinct for the past 80 or so years, I once again questioned my dad about his sighting, and he is still adamant about what he saw — “It was a mountain lion.”

It was about thirty years ago, in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. At the time, my dad was still commuting back and forth every weekend to his job in Brooklyn, New York, while the rest of the family stayed in our new home in the woods of PA. My father had just left our house to begin the 3 hr commute to the city, it was a Sunday night about 4 o’clock in the morning and still dark out. He was traveling on Rt 590 East in the small rural township of Bohemia, and he had just passed a local bar and long-standing landmark, The Cuckoo’s Nest (which is still there today). He suddenly saw a large animal cross the road in front of his headlights.

He described the animal as being large, about the size of a German Shephard, but insists it was definitely not a dog, but was more feline-like. He says it moved from left to right across the road, and disappeared into the underbrush. It wasn’t running, but he said it stayed close to the ground and was slinking. Although it was dark, he got a good view in his headlights, and described the animal as being a golden brown color. He estimates the entire sighting lasted about two seconds.

He doesn’t believe it could be anything but a cougar.

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The “ghost cat” is just that.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago.

After a lengthy review, federal officials concluded there are no breeding populations of cougars — also known as pumas, panthers, mountain lions and catamounts — in the eastern United States. Researchers believe the eastern cougar subspecies has probably been extinct since the 1930s.

Wednesday’s declaration paves the way for the eastern cougar to be removed from the endangered species list, where it was placed in 1973. The agency’s decision to declare the eastern cougar extinct does not affect the status of the Florida panther, another endangered wildcat.

Some cougar enthusiasts have long insisted there’s a small breeding population of eastern cougars, saying the secretive cats have simply eluded detection — hence the “ghost cat” moniker. The wildlife service said Wednesday it confirmed 108 sightings between 1900 and 2010, but that these animals either escaped or were released from captivity, or migrated from western states to the Midwest.

“The Fish and Wildlife Service fully believes that some people have seen cougars, and that was an important part of the review that we did,” said Mark McCollough, a Fish and Wildlife Service biologist who led the eastern cougar review. “We went on to evaluate where these animals would be coming from.”

A breeding population of eastern cougars would almost certainly have left evidence of its existence, he said. Cats would have been hit by cars or caught in traps, left tracks in the snow or turned up on any of the hundreds of thousands of trail cameras that dot Eastern forests.

But researchers have come up empty.

The private Eastern Cougar Foundation, for example, spent a decade looking for evidence. Finding none, it changed its name to the Cougar Rewilding Foundation last year and shifted its focus from confirming sightings to advocating for the restoration of the big cat to its pre-colonial habitat. The wildlife service said it has no authority under the Endangered Species Act to reintroduce the mountain lion to the East.

Once widely dispersed throughout the eastern United States, the mountain lion was all but wiped out by the turn of the last century. Cougars were killed in vast numbers, and states even held bounties. A nearly catastrophic decline in white-tailed deer — the main prey of mountain lions — also contributed to the species’ extirpation.

McCollough said the last wild cougar was believed to have been killed in Maine in 1938.

Read the rest of this story at: http://www.pjstar.com/features/x407383946/Federal-researchers-declare-eastern-cougar-extinct?photo=0


NASA scientist finds evidence of alien life

NASA Scientist Finds Evidence of Alien Life

I remember hearing about a similar scenario back in the mid-90’s, when some scientists also announced evidence of fossilized bacteria in a meteorite. How did the scientific community react to their claims then, and how will they react to this one now?

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Aliens exist, and we have proof.

That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

“I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth,” Hoover, who has spent more than 10 years studying meteorites around the world, told FoxNews.com in an interview. “This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist would say that this is impossible.”

Hoover discovered the fossils by breaking apart the CI1 meteorite, and analyzing the exposed rock with a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, which allowed him to detect any fossil remains. What he found were fossils of micro-organisms (pictured below), many of which he says are strikingly similar to those found on our own planet (pictured above).


“The exciting thing is that they are in many cases recognizable and can be associated very closely with the generic species here on earth,” said Hoover. Some of the fossils, however, are quite odd. “There are some that are just very strange and don’t look like anything that I’ve been able to identify, and I’ve shown them to many other experts that have also come up stumped.”

In order to satisfy the inevitable hoard of buzz-killing skeptics, Hoover’s study and evidence were made available to his peers in the scientific community in advance of the study’s publications, giving them a chance to thoroughly dissect his findings. Comments from those who decided to sift through the evidence will be published online, alongside the study.

“Given the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and have issued a general invitation to over 5,000 scientists from the scientific community to review the paper and to offer their critical analysis,” writes Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientist Dr. Rudy Schild, who serves as the Journal of Cosmology’s editor-in-chief. “No other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough vetting, and never before in the history of science has the scientific community been given the opportunity to critically analyze an important research paper before it is published.”

Needless to say, if Hoover’s conclusions are found to be accurate, the implications for human life will be staggering. Here’s hoping that he’s right.

Read the rest of this story (and it’s predictable update) here: 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/digitaltrends/nasascientistfindsevidenceofalienlife


Has Amelia Earhart’s plane finally been found in Papua New Guinea?

Amelia Earhart

The long-lost remains of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Elektra found in the south seas of the Pacific!… A giant snake guarding the plane wreckage!… And a secret cache of gold bullion! Sounds like the makings of a great action-adventure movie, if you ask me.

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There are claims that one of the world’s great aviation mysteries – the disappearance of 1930s airwoman Amelia Earhart – has been solved in Papua New Guinea.

Locals believe a plane wreck could be the final resting place of Earhart who disappeared somewhere over the Pacific in 1937.

Even more incredibly they say there is gold bullion on board and that a giant snake is guarding the wreck.

An expert on Earhart’s disappearance, however, says the claim is “silly beyond description”.

The rumour mill, or coconut wireless as it is known, is always running hot on Bougainville. Many of the tall tales that fly around the island involve gold.

One of them was given prominence by the Post Courier newspaper this week with the front-page headline “Plane wreck believed to be Earhart”.

It said there are “strong indications” a wreck found off the coast of Bougainville was the plane flown by Earhart, who famously disappeared while attempting to become the first pilot to circle the globe close to the equator.

If that was not amazing enough, the report said there was bullion on board and a six-metre snake was guarding the wreck.

The man at the centre of the claim is local businessman Cletus Harepa, who is paying for divers to inspect the wreck.

“Somebody saw it when they were diving for fish and they saw the plane but they don’t know that that plane was Amelia’s plane,” he said.

He says a diver found two skulls in the cockpit and three boxes of gold bullion, but the bars were too heavy to carry to the surface.

Mr Harepa says he plans to use the potential spoils to help improve services on the island.

“The government can have some. I will have some. But what I want to do is improve the island. Get a good hospital, rich school, good water supply and maybe a small boat,” he said.

While Mr Harepa dismisses the story about the giant snake as rubbish, he remains confident the wreck will prove to be Earhart’s Lockheed Electra.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/03/3154684.htm


5-year old boy snaps ghostly photo

5-year old boy snaps ghostly photo

This spooky series of photos was posted on Lon Strickland’s Phantoms & Monsters blog. Whether they show a real apparition or not, they certainly do send chills up your spine.

Here’s the story as it was submitted by a reader from West Sussex, UK:

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A couple of years ago a neighbour and I were discussing ghosts and the paranormal. She said she had something to show me. On her cell phone were 3 pictures taken by her 5 year old son at 5am in the morning. His mother had gone downstairs to get a baby bottle heated up for her 8 month old son. You can see the edge of the bed and her husbands bulky legs under the quilt. The cot with her 8 month old son is in the left hand corner.

The eldest 5 year old son, who had hopped into her bed snapped the pictures as he usually likes playing with her cellphone. It’s a common occurrence with him. She came across the photos when clearing out her phone of clutter some months later. The time stamps on the photos were removed when I transferred them over to my computer and then an external hard drive. However, I did witness the time stamps, dates and the pictures showed they were taken within 3 -7 seconds of each other.


The picture shows a woman that looks nothing like my neighbour, the head shape is all wrong and it appears she is wearing a suit and skirt. When you enhance the picture certain features look terrifying. My neighbour stated she had been in her dressing gown and pj’s.

Enhanced photo showing details

My neighbour has had lots of paranormal activity in her house over the years and has witnessed on one occasion a red-eyed being staring through her dining room window at night. Her husband has also witnessed the same strange going’s on. I have no reason to disbelieve my neighbour as she is one of the most honest and open people I know.

Read more: http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2011/03/photos-unknown-entity-worthing-west.html


New bigfoot footage supposedly best ever?

Posted by Steve Busti
This anonymous YouTube video and accompanying description below was posted on Feb. 27th under the name “InsideSasquatchSourc.”

How soon will it be before we get to see the footage? And more importantly, will it be worth it?

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I have been lucky enough to view the best clip in "The Erickson Project" documentary, soon to be released. I was not asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement, so I have described what is shown in the clip in some detail here, so that the patient research community who has been waiting for five years can get a better idea exactly what to look forward to. Hope you enjoy!


Tonight on The Shadow Hour – Cryptozoologist, Ken Gerhard

Posted by Chris Walden
10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT: Ken Gerhard has joined us a few times on The Shadow Hour to talk about Texas Bigfoot sightings, the Texas Chupacabra, Thunderbirds and more. This week we’ll catch up on Ken’s adventures as we prepare to join him at the Texas Ghost Show.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget below. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in tonight (Wednesday, March 2nd) at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…


Russian flight controllers claim aliens contacted them in a “cat-like” language

Posted by Steve Busti
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Air traffic controllers in Siberia claim they were buzzed by a high-speed UFO with a female sounding alien who spoke in an unintelligible cat-like language.

The mystery object suddenly burst onto flight monitors over the remote Russian diamond capital of Yakutsk.

It was shown flying at a speed of slightly over 6000 mph, and rapidly changing direction in the early morning sky, it is claimed.

The UFO was logged at a height of 64, 895 feet above sea level and appeared to interfere with aviation frequencies.

On footage posted on You Tube, an air traffic controller made clear he sought to make contact with the UFO.

The Russian aviation workers are heard in the control tower trying to make contact with the ship.

A radar shows the UFO moving rapidly through the skies while surrounding planes in the air travel much slower.

‘I kept hearing some female voice, as if a woman was saying mioaw-mioaw all the time,’ he told the pilot of a passing Aeroflot flight.

His communication to the Russian plane were disrupted by interference from the UFO, it was claimed.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361878/Russian-flight-controllers-UFO-aliens-speak-cat-like-language.html#ixzz1FTY1fnyB

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“Meowing” aliens in Unidentified Flying Objects?? This can only mean one thing…