Monday, September 29, 2014

Guerrilla Skeptic-Bees Attack Chip Coffey

Really ugly article on the debunking of psychic Chip Coffey posted at the James Randi site: Operation Bumblebee stings psychic medium Chip Coffey - JREF, Sheldon Helms.

Using the very ad hominem slurs skeptics love to accuse the rest of us for using, the article starts off with plenty of cheap comments about Coffey's fashion choice, among other things, including a not so subtle homophobic slur.

Describing a sting by skeptics, the article exposes Coffey for a charlatan. A group of skeptics have created for themselves a covert operations team: Guerrilla Skepticism. Specifically, according to the article, this was the:

"...brainchild of Susan Gerbic, co-founder of the Monterey County Skeptics, and creator of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project. She and several others had been working for months on the project, gathering the funds necessary to purchase tickets, arranging various strategies to control for “hot reading” (online and other research tactics that some psychics use to increase their hit rate), as well as attempting to find people willing to participate. "
This was too mouth watering for Helms to ignore, he had to join in the fun and take part in the Coffey debunking sting. Oh the fun they had, dressing up, posing as true believers and using fake names.

Okay, so I wasn't there, and it's quite possible Coffey is a fraud. It's also possible the "Bumble bee crew" (oy) is lying. No doubt a combination of both. On the skeptic side: misunderstanding and willful ignorance of psychics in general, their tactics, and the whole damn point of it all. I abhor Republicans, religious fanatics and, oh yes, skeptics, but I don't go around posing as one of the enemy, giving myself and my "team" a silly name, and infiltrating those groups. To what end? For one thing, I'd feel too damn sullied by associating with those I keep in contempt.

It just seems that there are so many issues in our world that would benefit from the energy spent debunking psychics. Sure, people are financially duped and emotionally assaulted by frauds, but compared to animal abusers, child abusers, globalist fascism to name a mere three out of hundreds, the debunk squad needs to get a clue about the real world. Playing Jr. G Man to the paranormal realm isn't really that important a job. Despite Helms' urging to fellow skeptics that:

"ACTIVISM IS THE KEY to creating the change we skeptics want to see!
So get out there, join up with your fellow skeptics – not just online, but in “meat space” – and DO SOMETHING!" - Helms
Oh, and one more thing. Scary to know Helms is an associate professor of psychology.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UFO mystery as Greece to Cardiff plane passenger is baffled by lights hovering outside window | Metro News

"UFO mystery as Greece to Cardiff plane passenger is baffled by lights hovering outside window | Metro News: A man returning from holiday has claimed to have captured real footage of a UFO on camera after spotting dancing lights next to his plane.

The unidentified passenger, 29, said he and his girlfriend were twenty minutes from landing when he looked out of his window and and saw the flashing lights hovering in the shape of a flying saucer next to the aircraft." 
Not sure what a "real UFO" is -- a UFO is a UFO. But interesting brightly lit object.

Earthfiles Reports - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Linda Moulton Howe on tonight's Coast to Coast: Earthfiles Reports - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

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:

NSA says it has lost its non-redacted UFO files - Home / Featured / NSA says it has lost its non-redacted UFO files

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