Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bright and Sparkly in Night Time Contrail

The other night, watching the night sky as usual. Idly watching a plane fly over head; it was leaving a trail. Chem, con, whatever. I did think it a bit unusual and called Jim to come and look. We watched it for awhile, including looking through the binoculars. Suddenly, two brilliant, sparkling "stars" shimmered through the con/chem trail. They were side by side, very bright and glittering. Jim said he couldn't see them, I could with and without the binoculars. But it only lasted for a few moments. As groovy as the sight was, I assumed it was stars, combined with the optical illusion of the trail contents that gave them that spectacular glow. But then, the two stars (of course, assuming they were stars) were no longer there. I could no longer see them at all, not with the binoculars, nor without.

Another one of those brief and enigmatic night sky moments. . .

The UFO Proletariat: "Flatwoods Monster" Movie?

I'm grateful to the ever prolific and poetic Alfred Lehmberg for keeping content going at The UFO Proletariat, a blog I created some time ago. I long ago invited Alfred to be a contributor and he graciously accepted. He posts there far more than I do (too many blogs!) and here's the beginning of his recent piece on the Flatwoods Monster movie -- visit the blog for the the rest.

The UFO Proletariat: "Flatwoods Monster" Movie?: "Flatwoods Monster" Movie? 62 Year Anniversary of the “Flatwoods Monster” Incident
by Alfred Lehmberg

Author Frank Feschino, Jr. has worked continuously for more than two decades on various aspects of his ongoing and seemingly bottomless “Flatwoods Monster” research project. For ten of those years he's traveled the length and breadth of the whole nation presenting lectures on and exhibits regarding that research. In the past three years—and recovering splendidly from the publisher botched first edition in 2004—he's released two revised “Braxton County Monster” books, appeared on numerous radio shows/live pod-casts, completed countless newspaper interviews, was feted at many book signings or meets and greets, and then put together a compelling film documentary which can be viewed free of charge on titled The Braxton County Monster/Flatwoods Monster: book by Feschino… tr's bien, eh?

Hugely significant, Frank was flown to California just last fall to contribute an interview about his “Flatwoods Monster” investigation for James Fox's UFO docudrama 701-The Movie. Such has been so. (Alfred Lehmberg, UFO Proletariat.)

NSA says it has lost its non-redacted UFO files -

 We're all so very damn surprised, eh?

Alejandro Rojas writes about John Greenwald's request for UFO info, and what the NSA responded. Or, not:

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NSA says it has lost its non-redacted UFO files
Posted by: Alejandro Rojas September 12, 2014 0 3,514 Views

UFO and government secrecy researcher John Greenewald has been petitioning to get the National Security Agency (NSA) UFO files that were released in the 90s further declassified. When they were released, after a legal battle, much of the information was redacted. There are large swaths of information that have been blacked out or covered with white out. However, the NSA recently told Greenewald they could not find even one original of the hundreds of pages UFO files. (Open

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Synchronicity Surge

Like most things metaphysical in my life, occurrences are random, or at least they seem so. For example, flurries of synchronities; not only random, but trivial, have been bombarding me the past couple of days. Why do they come in bunches, and why are they shallow? Have I been doing something special in terms of invoking the synchronicity gods, and have they answered with typical trickster like 'tude, giving me coincidences all right, but with no meaning?

My own laziness (I should start another blog: The Lazy Witch or some such) no doubt contributes. I haven't been writing these down but here goes:

1. Out of the blue, thinking of Cowboy Junkies and how great they were. What happened to them, I wondered, etc. Turn on the car radio, and there they were, singing Sweet Jane.

2. Another musical synchronicity: thinking of the wondrous Leonard Cohen -- is there anything new out, and so on, when I visit my FB page a few moments later see the ad for his new CD Popular Problems, to be released in September.

3. Actress Valerie Harper (Rhoda, etc.) pops into my head. No idea why. Idly wondered if she was still alive. Little bit later checking the TV listing for the day and see that The Haunting Of . . .  (with medium Kim Russo) season premier that night stars Valerie Harper (very much alive) and her long ago experience with a ghost.

4. (paraphrasing, but close) "If you still think this is all just coincidence then you haven't  been paying attention." This on the television show Under the Dome, which I never watch. But being tired after a day spent in the ER I was allowing myself to be a TV watching vegetable for the evening. (I'm fine by the way, but yeah, that was fun!)

I notice the trivial synchronicity moments all have to do with entertainment. Many more to list but that's the idea.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Orb Turns Into Ghost? Witness Report

I received the following from Adam S. (last name on file) about an orange orb. But this is different than a UFO up in the night sky; this orb was indoors, and there was a ghost involved. While this is certainly strange, there have been reports of orbs and balls indoors, containing swirling lights and figures as I recall. As always, I am very appreciative of those witnesses who take the time to contact me and share their experiences. (The following is presented just as sent; no editing.)
Hi my name is Adam,
Paranormal activity has come to gain my attention over the years by certain things I could not explain or seem to understand. I stumbled across your website and thought I'd share my story. I work for the health care industry for a little over ten years now. One day at the retirement home I work for, me and my coworker Nichole were talking about weird occurrences in the home. We started talking about paranormal stuff while working the night shift. While cleaning I decided to sit at the first table in the dinning room for a short break. While sitting there Nichole sat down a minute as well. While sitting at the table we noticed a red orange light or orb about the size of a softball, flying around in the kitchen. Almost as soon as we seen it, it transformed in to woman and walked toward the kitchen sink out of our site from the dinning room. At first I thought I was seeing things. I asked Nichole if she had seen anything, but I didn't want to tell her what I had seen as I thought she would just follow suit with my story. Without telling Nichole what I had seen she explained to me she had seen a ball of light in the doorway to the kitchen that turned into a woman wearing what looked to be a dress or nightgown. At that point I knew what I seen was real. We could not explain what had happened or who the lady was. I went into the kitchen shortly after seeing it and no one was to be found. I have a emf app on my phone and it normally reads about 500-700 m Gauss normally I pulled it up quick and around the time shortly after seeing the orb it was reading about 1400-2700m Gauss. Nichole no long works for the home but I have started tracking certain events strange events with an app known as p.a.l or paranormal activity logger. I only work at the retirement home part time but have seen that the days I have noticed strange occurrences usually occurs on the days of a 13th or 21st. Not sure if there is any significants. (Adam S.)
There was a follow-up from Adam:
You can post it on your blog and use my name if you'd like. The orb was almost the same color as red orange in a fire. It looked almost like a fire ball as it flew around, it was very smooth looking and sphere shaped. If I had to described it in more detail I would say it looked almost like a softball that someone lit on fire and hurled across the kitchen. I work at another home where I have had other incidents as well. The other incident was a dark figure almost black to ultraviolet in color appeared about 3 to 4 feet in front of me. You could see it had facial features but for some reason it appeared in front of me looking away in the other direction. I never got a clear look at its face, just from the side. It stood about 5'10" to 6' and was about average build. My coworker Melissa at the time was facing the opposite direction. She turned around and seen it as well. She freaked out and said oh my god there is a guy standing right next to you. It disappeared shortly afterwards. (Adam S.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Witness Account: Orange Orb Encounter

I received the following report of an orange orb encounter from witness Tom Ford. He kindly gave me permission to post his experience here.

A couple of things I find interesting. One is the synchronicity factor. The day I received Tom's email, I had just started work on my book Entering the Orb, which included sections on synchronicities. I also wrote about a possible psychic or telepathic communications with the orange orb (and UFOs in general.)  

In Tom's account, he was meditating when "visited by an orange orb." Tom notes that he "... be one who can contact these entities."
While performing a very personal and sacred meditation I was visited by an orange orb. May 12th 2012 midnight (approx.) The meditation was a plea for help regarding the state of the world & asking for help for all who live here. Wars, BP oil GoM, Fukushima, Hidden weaponry used against the populace,  etc.  After finishing the meditation I  then went outside and within a few moments the orange orb appeared from the back fence above the power line pole. It looked like it came up from out of the ground.... I walked towards the craft an orange orb about the size of the craft from flight of the navigator movie.  It was maybe 50-100' above ground, hovering it emitted a green flash ( not a beam) that lit up the sky. I braced myself and put my hands across my face.   The next few moments were just myself and the object being aware of each other. The craft took off  at 10's of thousands mph. Trajectory of the orb when it took off looked like a check mark in the sky.   It returned after disappearing, the next pass by it came down in a spiral from directly above, then vanished. After that it again buzzed the yard (VERY LOW) & made a nearby dog bark so loud & gutteral it sounded like it had seen a ghost. I may be one who can contact these entities. I have been wanting to share this & more details with you ever since I stumbled into this world of synchronicity. Peace  Tom

In my own sighting of the orange orb decades ago, I had always felt that the craft was waiting for me; when it was aware that I was aware of it, it interacted with me. And since there is missing time with this sighting, as well as confused cover memories (my husband was present and also saw the orb, but to this day we disagree on where we were coming back from, which direction, etc. We both agree however that we both experienced missing time) my sense that the orb was sentient, or controlled by sentient beings, feels right.

I have had other sightings where a telepathic communication of some kind -- some sort of psychic knowing surrounding myself and the craft -- took place.

Back to Tom's sighting: while there are some similarities, there are differences as well. I did not see any beams coming from the orb, while Tom recalls seeing a green beam of light. Also, his craft "buzzed" close to the ground, as well as rising up from the ground. However, the orange orb I saw did stop, then drop,  silently behind a house, seemingly landing in a neighbor's  backyard.

Tom also writes that he was meditating right before the orb appearance. I had an experience years ago during meditation where grays entered the room. They were definitely there, present, but if anyone had walked into the room, they wouldn't have seen anything.* The grays were angry at my meditating, and angrier still that they couldn't get at me -- I was meditating with crystals, including amethyst and a purple fluorite copper wand. While some UFO researchers refuse to seriously consider stuff like this because it isn't' scientific and is perceived as embarrassingly hippie new age fluff, I can't help that. It happened. Which suggests that for some UFO occurrences, whatever force it is that operates  here manifesting as entities and craft, lights and sparkles, exists on other levels other than the mundane. Nothing new in this at all but I mention it because of my own frustration that, after decades of exploring UFOs, this nebulous side of some UFO experiences isn't getting the attention it should.

Note: By the way, when I say "orb" I do not mean a spirit orb or some sort of ectoplasmic, misty type phenomena, as you'd see in a ghost investigation. I mean a literal, solid craft.

Many thanks to Tom Ford for sharing his sighting. And if you dear reader have either UFO or supernatural/paranormal sightings of your own you'd like to share, you can email me at orange

*The entities I saw during my meditation were sensed by another. That same night, across town, a friend of mine attended a meditation meeting. She had invited me to come but I didn't go. I knew nothing about the people, only my friend, who told me the next day that the meeting went well, but the woman leading the group looked at her and said "Your friend (meaning me) is, at this moment, battling her own entities."

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Last night's Coast to Coast was excellent. First of all, George Knapp was the host, and he is, as always,  an enjoyable host; smart, reads the material, asks great questions, really listens to the guests. The guest last night was author Jefferey J. Kripal of Rice University. Now, I haven't yet read any of his books, but I do remember when Monsters and Mystics came out, thinking: "I want to read this!" Now of course I am adding his works to my list of books I must read.

Anyone who references, as Kripal did last night, George P. Hansen's  important book The Trickster and the Paranormal with insight and respect demands to be read.

Paraphrasing, and probably badly, a couple of Kripal's points: the way the term paranormal came to replace the term supernatural, and his opinion (one I share) that the sciences for the most part are easier than humanities. Humanities get the bad rap (I studied folklore, I know) but you know, 1 + 1  = 2, and you're either "right" or "wrong" in deconstructing Joyce (depending on the whims of the prof) or defending your philosophical take on what-I-would-do-as-the-only-woman-in-the-class "moral" dilemma presented to us regarding saving family members during a tornado. (Me: I'm "morally bankrupt", according to the barley able to stand upright for more than five minutes philosophy professor. He was so old he knew Noah.)

Kripal isn't just about the humanities and comparative religions, but has had his own experiences that most academics do not discuss, and this includes UFOs. His take on that subject is one I've been harping on for years as well. We'll never get to the scientific answer, because there isn't any. Throwing the UFO realm at the hard sciences -- and those residents of UFO Land who believe UFOlogy should become more "scientific" -- so woefully miss the whole point.

Prof. Jeffrey Kripal of Rice University discussed comparative religions and various aspects of the paranormal. In a sense, the study of religion is more difficult than the sciences because religious experience is difficult to quantify, and challenges people's deepest values and world views, he noted. When people compare religions in a rigorous manner, they recognize that their own world view is filled with certain gaps, he revealed. The ancient Greeks used to send out scouts to foreign cities or countries to study religious spectacles, and they were often changed by what they'd seen. (Coast to Coast)

Anyway. Jeffrey Kripal. Try to listen to the archived interview if you can.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Parade Magazine: McMinnville, OR Main Street

Today's Parade magazine has an article on quaint main streets across America. McMinnville, Oregon wins as "America's Best Main Street Finalist." No mention however, of anything to do with McMinnville's UFO history. No mention of the annual UFO Festival in May, the world wide famous Trent UFO snapshots, no photos of the happy goofy Alien Parade every year during the UFO Fest. True, McMinnville and Yamhill county is much more than just the UFO Fest -- famous wine country, the Evergreen aviation museum (home of the Spruce Goose), antiques and balloon races. Still, one would think something potentially perceived as true Americana like the annual UFO Festival would be mentioned.

Here's the link to the Parade magazine item: Check Out America's Best Main Street Finalist: McMinnville, Oregon!

Reptilian headed UFO Fest parade participant
Painting of Evelyn Trent on wall of Hotel Oregon; artist unknown. (please email me if you know the artist who painted this.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Orb Synchronicity

Today, I began work on my book, tentatively titled Entering the Orb. It feels great to be working on this!

The other day, I was thinking how I'd like to hear from others about their UFO -- especially orange orb sightings -- and anomalous experiences in general. Not look ago, Yahoo ate my orange orb email; all my emails from people around the world, with photos and drawings of their encounters, lost. Very frustrating and sad.

So today, after working on my book, I check my email, to find a message from a witness who had read my article at Binnall; he sent me photos as well as a description of his sighting of orange orbs.


Oh, and if you have something to share; a UFO sighting, paranormal event, Bigfoot encounter, etc. I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

KGRA Radio

Just because, chock full of paranormal UFO stuff. And, Tim Binnall is on tonight on Jeff Ritzmann's program! Check it out. KGRA Radio

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Operating Room: UFO Show Triggers Buried Inkling, or Merely Nudges the Mundane?

The other night, I was watching Unsealed: Alien Files, episode 28, which originally aired in July of 2013. The usual UFO TV stuff: aliens, spaceships, tilted camera angles, witness reports, space age music, and for whatever reason, a childhood memory popped into my mind. This is a memory that I think upon once in a great while. Just a curios thing, but nothing associated with UFOs or aliens (say, like my Patio Alien experience, for one) just an odd little memory. I don't know why this memory popped into my head while watching the show.

Patio Alien seen in 1958? L.A., California

When I was about four (and before we lived in the house on Corning street where I had the Patio Alien experience) I had my tonsils removed. I remember only two things about that experience. One, in the hospital, which I'll relate in a moment. The other, after the operation, and I'm standing on the little porch with some adults, probably my grandmother, and talking with an adult friend of the family? Neighbor? A man, asking me how I'm feeling and the best thing about having my tonsils out was the ice cream I'd get to eat.

The other -- and this is the memory that popped into my head while watching Unsealed -- was the following:

I'm on the little gurney inside a pitch black hospital room. I assume it's the operating room. No lights, cannot see a thing. Not a thing. It is so very dark, and I am petrified. I am screaming and crying like crazy. A nurse hovers over me; all in white, complete with starched cap. She smiles at me but it is not nice, it's a horrible smile. She puts this huge black mask type thing over my face. Later, I'm in the hospital bed, my mom and grandmother are there, and the same nurse comes in. I inwardly start to freak out -- I am scared to death! I want to scream at my mother and grandmother how evil this woman is, but she comes in, all smiling and happy. She tells my mother and grandmother what a great patient I was, a real dream, and I'm thinking "Lady, are you crazy? I was hysterical! Don't you remember? Why are you lying?" I remember feeling very confused and frighted of this woman and her lies.

About two seconds after this memory popped into my head, the narrator of the Unsealed program says that many UFO witnesses and abductees report having memories of being in an operating room.

So that was a little jolt of UFO synchronicity.

I really did have my tonsils out, that is no cover memory. But, as with these things, what aspect of this memory, if any, is truer to my "invisible aliens" and other UFO high strangeness? Was my memory of the inky dark operating room and fake happy nurse a part of a larger UFO experience, or merely a memory of being a little kid alone and scared?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Q&A with UFOlogical Heretic Jacques Vallee (via Open Minds) | The Daily Grail

Red Pill Junkie posts excerpts from an interview with Jacques Vallee on The Daily Grail:A Q&A with UFOlogical Heretic Jacques Vallee (via Open Minds) | The Daily Grail:

As we all know, Jacques is no longer an active figure in this wacky field polluted with self-promoters, hoaxers & unaware disinformants —which, frankly, speaks volumes about his sanity— so it was an incredibly pleasant surprise to find that our friends at Open Minds had posted a recent e-mail interview with Vallee, conducted by a group of French UFOlogists who were kind enough to translate it into English. In the lengthy Q&A monsieur Vallee offers plenty of valuable insights —along with caustic criticism!— not only about the nature of the phenomenon and the current state of the field in general, but also how the undeniable existence of UFOs should move us to question the very nature of Reality itself. ~ Red Pill Junkie, The Daily Grail

Friday, July 25, 2014

Organizing the Room of Doom

Bigfoot books . . . 

For some time now, have been calling the "study" the Room of Doom -- such a mess! An unholy, awful, mess. I would literally go into a spin of hysteria when entering that room and trying to deal with the mess.

I realize, too, that I need to rename that room and no longer encourage the negative energy of Room of Doom, and give it a more positive name to reflect the changes.

A few UFO books. . . and yes, I'm a nerd, official X Files mug and all

Somehow, finally, I had some kind of cosmic breakthrough and have been able to work in that room, enjoy it even! So I've been rearranging books, giving books away, donating books, selling books, and discovering that yes, I have a hell of a lot of UFO and paranormal, Fortean, anomalous type books.

A few more UFO books . . .

Then I messed up my knee and leg and had to take off for a couple of days. And I was looking forward to the next project: organizing my "haunted locations" shelf.

File holders full of Fates, UFO Magazine, Strange, Fortean Times and many more. Plus a free alien water bottle straight from Area 51/Exterrestrial Highway in Nevada, courtesy of a good and thoughtful friend.