Monday, October 31, 2022

Musk Takes Twitter, FB Down and Covid Zombie

 I can't help it; I find it an odd synchronicity that the same day Elon Musk took over Twitter (firing top execs one of his first edicts) Facebook is down. Another synchronicity, which is an eerie one for sure. A recent Paranormal Declassified episode, hosted by Paul Beban, filmed two years ago, investigated global "zombie" pandemics. Not movie zombies who stumble out of graves and eat the flesh of the living, but a virus of some kind. During this episode, Paranormal Declassified had to shut down. Because of Covid, which had just made its appearance on the world stage.

Also, zombie rabbits are a thing.  As are vampire bunnies. (the first in the series, Bunnicula, is my favorite.)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

The Temporary Psychic Episodes of the Post Orb Encounter

The Orange Orb

We saw the large orange orb. I had the ridiculous yet unshakeable sense that the orb was waiting for me. When I saw it off in the distance, stationary, and thought “What the hell is that?!” it zoomed from the top of the hill (which, I judged, was roughly a mile away since we walked to that hill many a time) to across the road from us. And, followed us. And then I had, the simlarlar riduculous feeling again (but nonetheless accurate) that it was playing with me. Us. Me. Plus, missing time. Watching the orb from the back of my husband’s motorcyle (who only saw the orb briefly, he did not pull over to look) it followed us until we turned the corner to park in front of our rented house. The orb then dropped down into the back yard of a nieghobor’s house catty-corner from ours.

It was night. Dark. Around 8 pm ish. I did not know the nieghbors in that house. What was I going to do? Knock on their door and say ‘Hi, I live just right over there and was wondering, have you noticed a UFO or giant orange orb in your backyard? Anything?”


So, there was that. But also, more after that sighting. Aside from my determintion to find out what it was I saw, and why (which, forty years later, I have yet to discover) was the aftermath.

For some time, I had intense psychic eprisodes. I’ve always had those, but nothing like what i experienced for a few years immediately following the Orange Orb Encounter:

The Purple Car

Before cell phones. Waiting outiside the community center’s pool for my husband to pick me up. The center’s office was closed. No phone nearby. A pay phone in the strip mall across the road -- maybe. So I’m waiting, and suddenly, I “see” as vividly as anything, my husband pulling into the center’s parking lot. Except he is in the passenger seat, and his cousin is driving the car. And the car is purple. I don’t remember the make of the car, but it was something like a Ford Torino, or a Chevy Nova. Crazy big boat car, purple. Well, sure enough, a purple boat like car pulls into the lot, cousin driving, my husband in the passenger seat. They were very surpised I wasn’t at all hyper anxious (as is often my state in those situations) because I had seen the situation. Turns out our car had broken down (again) and so my husband called his cousin, who had to borrow a car from his friend (the purple car) since his own car was also out of service.

Community College Instructor

I was taking a typing course  at the community college annex. (I told. you this was decades ago!) Abruptly, a “mind postcard” slotted into my mind’s eye, where I saw the instructor in the classroom. Except the instructor wasn’t our regular one, the one I saw was a sub. I saw her hair style and color -- red -- and her dress, a green print. Yes. When I arrived at the class, the sub was there, in a green print dress. And she had red hair.

Pre-Kindergarten Student

I was lead teacher in a preschool class at the community center. We had a student who moved to Washington state. I and the staff, and all the kids, were sorry to see her go! A few weeks later, after she had moved, I had a dream where  the little girl came running down a golden tunnel of light to me. She was wearing a tie-dyed dress. “Ms. Regan, I’m coming to see. you tomorrow! I’m so happy!”

The next moring, her mother and the little girl -- dressed in the same tie-dyed dress - arrived at our classroom. They had come for a visit. 

There are more, which I'll post about soon.

These episodes did not seem scary to me, or even unusual. I simply accepted them. And was always mildly surprised when others were surprised at my calmness in these events. How did I know, they wondered. How come I'm not so surprised? they would ask. I dunno. I took, and still take, these things for granted. Although now, I am much more aware and grateful for these episodes. It may be, for me, and others who experience these things, a "given," but I am still respectful of them.

As far as these specific episodes go, in context of my orange orb sighting, they seem to be directly connected to the sighting in some way. Even though I have always experienced such things, and continue to do so (although less so) it seems there's a connection between the sighting and these specific events.

As I said, there are more connected to the sighting, which I'll post about soon.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Reading Too Much Into Culture Stream's Images


Update: The synchronicity-trickster

I posted yesterday (see below) that the women on Jeopardy are always wearing blazers or cardigans. They're always covered up. All female contestants. So of course last night, after I posted my blog, I was watching Jeopardy and the female contestants were not wearing blazers, jackets, or cardigans. Not a one. In fact, one woman was wearing a sleeveless outfit. That was a first.

A couple of random thoughts on subliminal messages in the culture stream.

Watching Jeopardy this week, I noticed their sponsor was Moderna. Moderna's motto: "Second Chance." A second chance at what, I wondered. Don't give up, there's always a "second chance" with  Covid, despite all its forms and mutations. Especially if you're vaccinated and boosted. (Which I am.) Just found it odd and surreally amusing. (Speaking of Jeopardy, why do the female contestants always wear a blazer -- often ill fitting and not in the least bit stylish -- or a cardigan? The male contestants don't always wear jackets. There has to be a reason for this. Afraid of breasts?)

Then there's baseball. Of which I know very little and don't care. (Unless it's the Dodgers, then I want them to win.) But I noticed something about the Guardians, formerly the Indians. The Guardians changed the name of their team to appear more sensitive to stereotypes. But I noticed on their uniforms the last part of the word Guardians: dians. Subtle imagery reminding us of Indians; a defiant "Yeah, we changed the name due to pressure but ... ha." And, one of their uniform shirt colors is red. Hmm.

This is what falling down the rabbit hole does to ones mind. 

Friday, October 7, 2022

McMinnville, Oregon UFO: Festivals and Hoaxes

Oh, many years ago. A little chapbook type thingie I put up on It's free. What the hell. McMinnville, Oregon UFO: Festivals and Hoaxes

Orange Orb on Route 66

Always interested in glowing orange orb reports. Here's one from

What is the freaky glowing orange orb that's been spotted on Route 66 for more than a century? | Boing Boing: For more than a century, travelers on Route 66 have reported seeing a weird glowing orange orb around the intersection of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The otherworldly orb, called the Hornet Spook Light, is usually seen on a short rural road just off 66 that's nicknamed the Devil's Promenade. (

Sounds more like a natural phenomenon than a UFO, like the orb I saw decades ago.  

Monday, October 3, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

The CIA and Wooly Mammoths

They do keep trying. What is it with the desire of Mad Science to bring back the wooly mammoth? This item from BoingBoing:

The CIA's venture capital firm just backed Woolly Mammoth cloning | Boing Boing.

So many questions. So many. Why is the CIA, of all institutions, involved? What do they care? Why do they care? Winklevoss Capital is investing in this project. The Winklevoss twins, who invented, or partially invented, depending on one's opinion, Facebook. 

The octopoid tendrils reach far indeed in Forteana. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Fortean Type Hospital Experiences

 One could say just being in the hospital is weird enough. Especially after spending two weeks in, then a week and a half out, then back in again for another stay of a week. Thankfully, spouse is better than ever all the hell he's been through and things are looking good.

While there -- I spent the nights there with him, as most of each day -- two odd things happened.

The first: deja vu. I had at least three distinct cases of deja vu. I haven't experienced deja vu in a couple of years, at least. It was something I experienced all the time as a child, up into my teens, and then occasionally as an adult.  It was both unnerving and kind of neat in a strange way.

The second event involved tarot cards. While staying in the hospital with my husband, I would dash home to take care of the house, then rush back to the hospital. As I was leaving the house one day, I had the urge to bring a deck of tarot cards with me. I usually carry a mini-sized deck with me but wasn't during that time, and anyway, I felt the urge to bring a larger deck with me.

So I picked up my Tarot Wonderland deck and left.

Later that day, a CNA came in and mentioned the tarot. I said "Speaking of tarot," and pulled out my deck. She said to me "I knew you were all about that, I could tell by looking at you, that's why I mentioned it." She asked if I could give her a reading, which I did. And we had a nice conversation about sage and candles.

I don't know what it is about me that has some people just know I'm "all about tarot" but there you go.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Real World of Things That Happen

 Been away from the world of the strange. That's not true, things have been very strange. Just not UFO, cryptid, Reptilian Overlord, Giant Preying Mantis strange.

Spouse just got home from the hospital. Two weeks in the place. Heart attack, coded for a full sixty seconds, warfarin (Coumadin) went crazy (safe range is 2 to 3, his was 9), five units of blood given. Then an endoscopy, and colonoscopy prep. That was an exhausting night. Then the docs decided not to do the colonoscopy after all. Then the strangulated hernia operation. Goes in for an angioplasty in a few days. 

I slept every night in his hospital room. Entertained myself by keeping a journal, reading and playing on the phone. Beeping machines, various health care workers coming in throughout the night -- "Wake up, you were sleeping, so we'd thought we'd draw blood/give meds/take vitals" -- anyone who has been through a similar experience knows the drill.

All those jokes about hospital cafeteria food; they're right. Truly awful, downright insulting, although there has always been something comforting about jello.

So, things in the so-called real world have been exhausting and scary but thankfully, he is doing much better. 

Nurses and CNAs are incredible. I am so damn appreciative of their humor, patience, and care. Truly amazing people! Thank you nurses everywhere!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Those strange lights in the sky over Portland will be back Sunday night | News |

Friend of mine posted that she saw this, wondered what it was. Quickly decided it was this:

Those strange lights in the sky over Portland will be back Sunday night | News | Sadly, that was not a true UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena, as they're called now). We can say with relative certainly that this was a bank of Starlink satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. There's even a website that tracks where Starlink satellites are going to be visible at any given time. They showed up in the Portland area at 9:44 p.m. Friday night, and they'll return around the same time on Saturday, if you look to the northwest. They will be visible Sunday and Monday as well, albeit coming from slightly different directions and appearing a few minutes earlier each night.

Living in Eugene, and I missed it! But good to know what's what up there. While there are absolutely things up there that are not ours, in my opinion, and defy so-called logical explanations, there are also things that, while also very strange, are ours. 

Not a fan of Elon Musk by the way. Just putting that out there.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Joe Simonton's Pancakes: Real Estate Hypnosis


Found this old issue of Flying Saucers (1962) in my files, with an article by Frank Patton who writes that Joe Simonton, receiver of alien pancakes, was the victim of a scam conducted by human real estate developers.

Wisconsion farmer Joe Simonton’s 1961 encounter with pancake gifting UFO occupants is a classic case. Typical seemingly non-sensical act by the aliens. It turns out that the pancakes -- Simonton referred to them as “saucer cakes” --  were of ordinary earthly ingredients. The non-human entities looked humanoid, and wore clothing. 

One theory as to what really happened: hypnosis. According to Patton,  Simonton was the victim of repeated hypnosis sessions by real estate developers who were planning to open an amusement park in the area. One of the attractions included a flying saucer. Simonton was hypnotized numberous times into believing aliens  presented him with pancakes. 

Patton overhead “several men” in a diner laughing and discussing their sessions with Simonton.

Patton believed many other UFO witnesses were also hypnotized by both humans and non-human entities, into believing their UFO experiences were literal events. 

Flying Saucer, U.F.O., UFO, UAP

 Bleh. It's UFO and that's that.

U.F.O. is even better. 

Flying saucer, I like it but I'm willing to compromise.

But UAP? Never.

Monday, August 15, 2022

International Ghost Hunters I.D. From the Files, and Home Study Course

 Going through the files and found my official  International Ghost Hunters Society I.D. from 1998.

I couldn't find a website for them (and don't remember how it came to be I found them and sent away for membership) but I did find this link on Amazon for International Ghost Hunters Society Home Study Course by Dave Oester. You can read it on Kindle for free (I downloaded it) or buy a paperback version for $9.95.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

The 1990s, Locally

 It seems there was a lot of UFO interest in the 1990s in my town of Eugene, Oregon. A group came through, putting on presentations (Stan Johnson,  (deceased of Sutherlin, Oregon, was one guest. He self-published a couple of books on his contacts with UFOs and Bigfoot.) I forget the name of the group, or its leader, but they stuck around awhile, making the local news. Of course, like most, they had their own agenda, and that was "no negative" stuff about UFOs, the government, aliens, ET, etc. "No negative stuff" is open to interpretation. (They read a letter I wrote to them about my thoughts on things to the group. Did not give my name but used my letter as an example of what not to delve into, for, it was "negative." My letter was something about just because the aliens say they are what they are doesn't mean it's what they are and also, possible MILABS.)

The Eugene paper, The Register Guard, didn't seem shy about printing items concerning local witnesses who saw UFOs. 

All kinds of people, "believers" and non, seemed to be open to discussing the topic. For a few years I threw a "UFO Party" every summer. Started my own study group of like minded people.

And, UFO researchers appeared in our town to share their thoughts. Going through my files (a never ending process) I found  two flyers from the 1990s. One announcing a talk by Derrel Simms, the othera talk by Melinda Leslie. Both at Lane Community College.