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Wednesday, 20 September 2017


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This week Conspiracy Journal brings you such throat-tightening stories as:

 More Details on Cuban "Sonic" Attacks -  
Javan Tiger, Thought Extinct, Photographed - The Science of Fairies -
ANDWoman Claims to Have Created Spray to Attract Bigfoot

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As UFO satirist and Exploring the Bizarre co-host Tim Beckley so righteously puts it, “A lot of boys my age were probably starting to think about girls and sneaking a peek at their father’s “Playboy” collection. Well, it took me a few years to get into the sins of the flesh (as it turned out, about ten years later I became a reporter for “Hustler” magazine). Instead, at 14 or 15, I was reading magazines like “Fate” and “Flying Saucers From Other Worlds.” And along the way I hooked up with a small collective of other blossoming teenage UFOlogists who eventually became the backbone of the field as it exists today.

“Allen Greenfield, Dave Halperin, Gene Steinberg, Rick Hilberg, Jerry Clark – this is as much the story of the early days of their calling as it is mine.”

Join the editors as we turn back the pages of history and stumble into the past with the reprint of this genuine collector’s edition of a UFO volume that was thought lost to the ages but was recently resurrected from the files of “Flying Saucer Digest” publisher Rick Hilberg.

In 1962, Tim Beckley placed a notice in the Club News section of “Flying Saucers” magazine requesting correspondence and an exchange of information with like-minded individuals willing to share their knowledge about those silvery ships seen around the world, best known in those days as “flying saucers.”

Through the personals column of this relatively obscure publication, he met several other teenagers who had started to form their own UFO organizations, so “Timmy” followed suit by setting up “The Interplanetary News Service,” which issued a semi-professional publication that garnered a worldwide circulation of 1500 plus. Many members of his “youth group” were well-established UFO experiencers and elder statesmen in the field. The INS became the third largest UFO group in the nation behind NICAP and APRO.

In order to finance his mushrooming enterprise, Beckley began to issue privately published UFO “books” and literature that would help “further the cause” and defray his expenses. INSIDE THE SAUCERS was the first such work. It was printed on an old fashioned (appropriately enough) spirit duplicator, and had a print run of 300 copies which sold out in a matter of months. This “new” edition is an exact replica of that first work, with only an addition of a several photos and the elimination of typos.

Regardless of the age of the authors, as can be rapidly determined, the writing is polished and sophisticated for its time in the history of UFO research. In this reprint of a rare collector’s item, you will become personally involved in a discussion of the following “long lost” topics: – A possible solution to the mystery of the Men In Black; – How some UFOs may be the product of Nazi technology (a prediction made years before this concept was put forward seriously elsewhere); – Possible synchronicities associated with the Great Pyramid; The Unidentified Submerged Object that plunged into a New Jersey reservoir; A recap of the most dramatic UFO sightings and encounters from this period by “UFO Encyclopedia” author Jerome Clark; A detailed summary of 15 years of UFO research by George D. Fawcett; AND MUCH MORE!

A tribute from the reigning master of the paranormal, Brad Steiger, who has these fond comments: “Bless all those Teen UFOlogists! – They were great supporters of a young Brad as he began his UFO career with “Strangers From The Skies” in 1966. . . and they remain dear friends today. Forever allies!”

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More Details on Cuban "Sonic" Attacks

More details are beginning to emerge about the mysterious “sonic attacks” that have afflicted nearly two dozen American diplomats - and a handful of Canadians - serving in Havana.

The bizarre attacks, which somehow managed to slip beneath the mainstream media radar until August when CBS published a report about the phenomenon, were first documented late last year, and continued through the spring – though one attack was reported as recently as Sept. 1. Since then, the US government has kept quiet, refusing to discuss potential suspects, or theories about how the attacks were carried out.

The Cuban government has denied involvement in the incidents; however, the US abruptly and quietly expelled two Cuban diplomats from Washington last month, shortly before CBS ran its story, raising suspicions that the US was, in fact, looking into a Cuban government role.

Recently, the State Department revealed that two more diplomats had exhibited symptoms associated with the attacks, bringing the total number of Americans affected to 21.

    “Late last year, reports began surfacing that US diplomatic personnel in Cuba were beginning to experience strange and inexplicable symptoms including dizziness, nausea, memory lapses, difficulty hearing and loss of balance. Initial reports attributed the symptoms to a “acoustic attack,” but neglected to provide any salient details about the specific nature of the attacks, or – more importantly – who might have carried them out. The Cuban government quickly denied any knowledge of the attacks.”

As one former CIA official says: "It's just mystery after mystery after mystery."

    “On Thursday it emerged that the “attack” – which Cuba denies – was in one case a blaring, grinding noise which jolted an American diplomat from his bed in The Capri, a Havana hotel popular with tourists.

    The diplomat, according to AP, moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed – and then the agonising sound hit him again.

    "None of this has a reasonable explanation," said Fulton Armstrong, a former CIA official who served in Havana long before America re-opened an embassy there.

Canadian diplomats have also been affected by a suspected “sonic device” placed near embassy property in Havana, the Canadian government has confirmed.

Ottawa said that at least one Canadian diplomat, and their family members, was treated in hospital after suffering from headaches and hearing loss.

"We are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and US diplomatic personnel and their families in Havana,” said Brianne Maxwell, a Global Affairs Canada spokesperson.

Cuban authorities earlier this month allowed teams from the FBI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police to investigate, but no evidence has been found – at least, nothing that’s been shared with the public.

At least one source thinks the Cubans are innocent.

    "Had they thought the Cuban government was deliberately attacking American diplomats, that would have had a much more negative effect," said Mark Feierstein, who oversaw Barack Obama’s defrosting of Cold War-era relations while he sat on the national security council.

     "We haven't seen that yet."

There may be a good reason the government has been reticent about the issue: US intelligence agencies don’t know what’s going on. Some of the diplomats effected have been diagnosed with minor brain injuries, something unlikely to result from a sound attack. Others have had problems concentrating or recalling specific words.

Investigators have tested several theories about an intentional attack by Cuba's government, a rogue faction of its security forces, or possibly a third country like – wait for it - Russia. Another theory is that an eavesdropping device may have gone awry. Though given the severity of the symptoms and number of victims, that seems unlikely.

Perhaps, now that previously unreleased details regarding the incident and the government’s response are beginning to leak to the press, a representative of the US’s vast intelligence apparatus will soon provide the long-overdue update the public deserves.

Source: Telegraph


Javan Tiger, Thought Extinct, Photographed

The species panthera tigris sondaica, better known as the Javan tiger, has been considered extinct for decades as there have been no confirmed sightings of the big cat that once stalked the jungles of Indonesia’s biggest island since the 1980s. But based on photographic evidence from Java’s Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java, the Javan tiger may be making a comeback.

This new photographic evidence of the Javan tiger’s continued existence was captured late last month but was only revealed to the media recently. It was taken by a park ranger while doing an inventory of banteng (a species of wild Javan cattle) on August 25. At the time, he saw a dead banteng being eaten by a big cat unlike any species known to reside in the park.

“My fellow ranger saw a large cat, but with stripes a bit different from the leopards usually found in Ujung Kulon. Finally, he photographed it, and we suspect it is either a type of Javan leopard or another one of the large cats, such as the Javan tiger,” Ujung Kulon Park Head Mamat Rahmat told Detik on Wednesday.

Mamat noted that Ujung Kulon used to be home to many Javan tigers and he hoped it still was. But he was careful to note that the animal in the photograph, while appearing quite distinct from other big cats like the Javan Leopard, still might not be a member of the long lost tiger species.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said that they would send research teams to investigate whether it was indeed a Javan tiger in the photograph. Their experts said that while the cat’s stripes are right, its body language seems wrong.

“Its markings are like the Javan tiger, but its posture less so. The posture of the Javan tiger is bigger, more muscular, and shorter than the Sumatran tiger,” KLHK’s Director of Conservation and Natural Resources Wiratno yesterday, noting that its posture was closer to that of the Javan Leopard.

However, Wiratno said that there is a good chance that the Javan tiger could have survived in Ujung Kulon since it has long been a conservation area. He said they would be setting up numerous camera traps throughout the area to get better photographic evidence so they could make a confirmation.

There have been numerous alleged sightings and evidence of the Javan tiger over the years, but previous research expeditions failed to produce concrete proof of its continued existence.

Source: Coconuts Jakarta

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Cryptozoologist Mulls Theories on "Big Bird"

Hidden in the shadows outside of civilization, monsters are believed by some to exist.

According to folklore, a large primate stalks the Pacific Northwest and a giant reptile lurks in the depths of a Scottish lake.

And in South Texas, people carefully watch the skies for Big Bird, a flying creature that terrorized the area in 1976.

“This bird’s got a habit of going after people,” said Guadalupe Cantu III, an eye witness. “This is strictly a nighttime bird, though. ... From 11 o’clock on, everybody’s bait.”

While most scientists would write off a man-hunting bird as pure myth, a group of researchers takes such accounts seriously. The researchers are called cryptozoologists.

“It’s considered a pseudo science,” said Ken Gerhard, 38. “I like to call it a frontier science.”

A Houston-based cryptozoologist, Gerhard is researching a book that will focus on the Big Bird. He will speak about his research before the Brownsville Enlightenment Society at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Shoney’s Restaurant. The meeting is free to the public.

While other zoologists might consider the existence of such a large unknown species impossible, Gerhard and others keep an open mind.

“Cryptozoology is the search for animals that have not yet been verified by science,” Gerhard said. “Most people are familiar with the marquee animals – Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and Big Bird. ... The less glamorous side would include a new species of beetle.”

In 2005 several new birds, plants and other species were discovered in the Foja Mountains of Papua, New Guinea. Scientists announced 27 new species earlier this year, discovered in California national park caves. Large creatures have also been revealed recently, with the first photographs of a live giant squid taken in 2004.

“New species are discovered all the time, a lot of people don’t understand that,” Gerhard said. “Cryptozoologists feel that those ‘real scientists’ aren’t doing a good enough job.”

Don Farst, executive director of the Gladys Porter Zoo, remembers the excitement in January 1976 when people would ask about giant birds and livestock-attacking beasts. He said nothing was ever proved, but he can understand why some believe in unknown animals.

“Nothing is impossible,” he said. “But I usually believe that either I or somebody that I trust has seen, and preferably photographed next to something of a known size.”

There’s always more to learn, according to Lynn David Livsey, president of the Brownsville Enlightenment Society, a group that discusses new discoveries and unknown phenomena on a weekly basis.

“We pretend like we know but really we don’t,” he said. “I remain open-minded on the subject.”

The Big Bird has been compared to local owl-witch legends, but Gerhard said many real creatures began as myths.

“A lot of animals discovered in the last century were original folklore animals,” he said, adding this was true of the gorilla. “They were giant hairy wild men and back in the late 1800s were considered to be folklore. ... It made the transformation from folklore into reality.”

Gerhard said certain areas of wilderness remained unexplored by men, which obviously provided the potential to discover new species of animals.

“I can’t say these animals are there, but I can say the potential is there,” Gerhard said.

Aside from the Big Bird sightings in Brownsville in 1976, there were sightings in Robstown and Rio Grande City in 1975, Swinney Switch in the 1950s and San Benito in the 1940s. McAllen, Harlingen and Los Fresnos also claimed witnesses.

San Benito in particular seemed a hotbed for Big Bird reports. Many residents of the La Paloma Colonia have heard of the creature they call the demon bird.
“As a child I heard it one Christmas eve, really Christmas day at 1 o’clock in the morning,” said Cantu, now 50. “It made more and more noise so my grandfather went out and cussed it. ... It was a strange noise, like a couple of cats, like one voice mixed with another voice.”

As a child in San Benito, Cantu had heard of the bird, but he was surprised by its size and that it showed no fear of guns or dogs.

The bird Cantu saw seemed to stand about 8 feet tall and was solid black, although parts of its body seemed to reflect more light. It was stood vertically with stooped shoulders.

“With the face I thought I was looking at a skeleton, but it was the eyes and nose (of a skull),” he said. “It did not flap its wings, it just glided.”

Alex Resendez, 66, saw the creature three times in the 1970s. Twice he caught fleeting glimpses of the beast over Brownsville, and the third time, he saw it in broad daylight near his rural McCook area home.

“I never seen a bird that big,” he said. “He was brownish, like dirt. ... He does not have long legs and does not stand like other birds.”

What struck him most were the bird’s large eyes that shone like black glass, with red markings underneath. The beak was also peculiar.

“You have to look close because his beak is very transparent,” Resendez said. “If you see it real fast, you’re going to think he ain’t got no beak.”

In all, the brown bird seemed to stand over 4 feet tall. After being spooked by a charging bull, the bird spread its large wings and pushed off the ground with its feet.

“He was very swift, very nice, like a glider,” Resendez said. “This bird, he never flaps his wings.”

The wing underside was surprisingly colorful to Resendez, appearing with blue and white stripes.

“It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”

Descriptions of Big Bird often follow the same pattern: it is dark in color, featherless or smoothly feathered, has a long thin beak or no beak at all, short legs and long tail.

Farst took a pragmatic approach.

“At certain times of year we have wood storks here, which are large gangly birds, about 4½ feet tall,” he said. “They are more black and white than brownish and have a long curving bill.”

He offered alternative possibilities such as a sand hill crane or brown pelican, but said the distinctive features described by witnesses don’t always match with known animals.

As several cattle mutilations were reported in 1976, Resendez believes they might be related to the Big Bird sightings.

“I thought maybe this bird goes after these cows, drives his beak in there, takes samples, then goes upstairs where maybe there is a UFO,” he said. “It’s so well made, nobody could tell it was a robot, but I don’t know.”

Gerhard has heard theories ranging from a giant owl to a giant bat, but he has his own ideas.

“The other theory that I’m pursuing with my book is probably a little more out there,” the cryptozoologist said. “That’s the possibility of living pterosaurs.”

Winged reptiles and contemporaries of the dinosaurs, pterosaurs are believed to have met extinction more than 64 million years ago, but some cryptozoologists see the creatures as possible Big Bird explanations.

“It seems to jibe with most of the reports I’ve collected,” Gerhard said, adding that the Kongamato of Africa and Ropen of Papua, New Guinea, both supposedly mythical creatures, are said to have reptile-like features.

Farst doubts a large flying reptile could go undiscovered, but said there are some birds that behave similarly to the Big Bird.

“The best and biggest flying birds that we have would be like the Andean Condor from South America,” he said. “They can jump and launch themselves into the air to take off, but usually they do this off the side of a cliff.”

Gliding without a cliff, or preliminary flapping, would be highly unusual, he said.

“That would indicate that it would be something that we don’t have in this world at this time,” he said. “If I had to bet any of my hard earned money, I would be willing to bet odds of a 1,000-to-1 against there being a critter like this. .... I wish you’d prove me wrong. I’d love to see something like this.”

Livsey believes Big Bird to be an actual bird, albeit one not known to modern man. The extinct Teratorn is believed to have wingspans over a dozen feet.

“This does have to be a monster or a giant flying reptile,” he said. “I believe we’re talking something terrestrial here. I do believe in UFOs, and I was a witness to a UFO event, but I do not believe this was some kind of extra-terrestrial.”

Source: The Brownsville Herald


The Science of Fairies
By Addison Nugent

They used to be normal. Stolen away into the jungle by evil wizards who cut out their tongues, the Asiki children were transformed, their woolly hair morphing into long, sleek locks. Witchcraft destroyed their memories, and the poor, cursed children wandered the streets on dark nights in search of their long-lost homes. Or so the story went.

But Dr. Robert H. Nassau wanted to set the record straight. An elderly Christian missionary stationed in Libreville, French Congo, in 1901, Nassau, who was spiritual but not superstitious, patiently explained to townsfolk that they had nothing to fear from this mythical race of “little people.”

He had no time for such nonsense and always tried to refocus the conversation back toward his brand of Christian scientific rationalism … that is, until one particularly dark, moonless evening. With the sky covered in thick clouds, Nassau went for a walk and noticed a strange little figure following him. Upon closer inspection, he saw how the figure had strange, long black hair and struggled with a tongueless mouth to respond to his queries. A man of science, the Frenchman chased after the small being in hopes of capturing it for examination. But the only thing he caught, according to his mission log, was a single snippet of strangly, silky hair.

This account is an example of the late-19th and early-20th century’s fascination with euhemerism, the attempt to prove the existence of fairies (and other myths) through science and anthropological study. Tales like Nassau’s thrilled Victorian and Edwardian audiences, whose interest in mythical people was ignited by a growing sense of nationalism and the rediscovery of Shakespeare, particularly the Bard’s enchanting fairy-driven romance, A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Nassau’s telling reflects an effort to try and reconcile turn-of-the-century fairyphilia with the climate of scientific rationalism that characterized the Industrial Revolution.

Some 19th-century euhemerists like Alfred C. Haddon, George Laurence Gomme and John Stuart Stuart-Glennie argued that fairy tales were creative retellings of racial clashes in Bronze Age Britain. Haddon believed, for example, that fairy tales could be read “as stories told by men of the Iron Age of events which happened to men of the Bronze Age in their conflicts with men of the Neolithic age.”

The most sensational of the 19th-century euhemerist theories was presented by Scottish writer David MacRitchie in The Testimony of Tradition (1890). In this study, MacRitchie argued that fairies were actually a pygmy race of ancient Britons who once lived in the underground tombs and passageways found around archaeological sites like Stonehenge. Georg Schweinfurth’s discovery of African pygmies in the 1870s supported MacRitchie’s hypothesis, and when in the course of colonial expansion, R.G. Haliburton found a race of dwarfs living in the Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco, his theories seemed irrefutable.

Today, we know MacRitchie’s theories were wrong: “Advances in … archaeology, linguistics, anthropology and so on have since demonstrated that euhemerism might have been intellectually attractive but was not historically true,” says Adam Grydehøj, lead editor of Island Studies Journal. We now know that “a race of pygmies did not inhabit Europe prior to the arrival of a hypothesized race of Aryans.”

This approach to euhemerism combined Charles Darwin’s sensational theory of evolution with folklore, creating a scientific theory of fairies as a forgotten humanoid race. But other euhemerists, like Englishman Robert Southey, linked the fairy myth to St. Patrick’s mythical expulsion of Ireland’s snakes. The story of St. Patrick is said to be an allegorical retelling of the conversion of the Irish from paganism to Christianity in the fifth century, with the snakes representing Druidic priests who were known to have serpents tattooed on their forearms. So this branch of euhemerism claimed that the Druids, fearing persecution from their Christian conquerors, fled into underground tunnels and established complex underground cities in the foothills of Ireland and Wales. When villagers saw the hiding Druids emerge at night holding torches to forage for food, they made up the myth of “fairy lights” or the “will o’ the wisp.”

Even well into the 20th century, fairy theories evolved to reflect scientific and technological advancements. The most famous example? None other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s attempts to explain the famous Cottingley fairy photographs through electromagnetism. Taken by cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright of Yorkshire — they later admitted the photos were a hoax — these pictures depicted fairies with incandescent wings and stooped mischievous gnomes dancing and frolicking around the teenagers. “The Cottingley Fairies” consumed Conan Doyle’s imagination, prompting him to write a book in 1922 titled The Coming of the Fairies, based on his research and experiences with the girls.

Doyle theorized that fairies existed on a different vibrational spectrum, like X-rays or ultraviolet, and could be seen only by those who could “tune in to” their world. He also guessed that the reason Elsie and Frances’ fairies seemed two-dimensional was because fairies were made of pure light and cast no shadow. In reality, the fairies that baffled and enchanted a nation were nothing more than cut-out fairy-tale illustrations propped up by hat pins.

In a world rocked by dizzying techno-scientific discoveries, it seems that euhemerism and other fairy theories were a way for people in the 19th and early-20th centuries to reconnect with simpler times — ones filled with mystery and enchantment.

Source: Ozy


UFOs: Thinking About Little Green Men Again

It’s a part of American folklore; the phrase "Little Green Men." We say that we “don’t believe in little green men,” or ask, jokingly, “do you believe in little green men?” Many pieces on UFOs from non-UFO writers -- puff pieces on the local UFO sighting-- use the phrase “little green men” in the first paragraph, often the first sentence, and it’s almost always dismissive of anything to do with UFOs, ETs, or other weirdness.

We see little green men in cartoons, the comics, popular culture. We equate little green men with aliens from Mars, ETs from space. Googling ‘ufo encounters little green men,’ with variations, led to a handful of links, (but few on the origins of the term) but I did find some accounts of little green men encounters:

In Argentina, the summer of 2002, a green entity was seen. This sighting corresponded with cattle mutilations in the area; no UFO is associated with this story.

The presence of a 'dwarf' or 'green midget' wandering the backyards of many neighborhoods in General Acha," a small city in Argentina's La Pampa province about 400 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, has been the latest subject of conversation. It appears to be a short green entity which runs away with haste when detected."

Australia, 1948: a lady and her sister were putting out the dog when they became aware of a very bright light. As it moved away they could see "little green men: sitting on a ledge on the side.

As they pulled the bags down from over their heads they saw a dark, mossy green face only about arm's length away. Really frightened, one of the girls pulled the sleeping bag over her head, and when she looked out again in a few minutes, the being was gone. The other girl's account said they were lying on their backs trying to get to sleep and staring up at the ceiling when all of a sudden they both saw this green face. She watched it for about 45 seconds, "and then it just, went away". Asked if it just vanished like it was a slide from a projector or something, she said, no, it wasn't like that. It was just like a real face, but it was green in color and it was looking at them.

Location. Gomaendrod, Hungary -- Date: November 13 1989 a man saw “two green humanoids” that shot him with something that paralyzed him. Not known if UFOs were involved.

So there are reports of encounters with green humanoid type beings. They don’t seem to be as common as the other types of sightings, certainly not as ubiquitous as the grays (who seem to be more of a chalky white than a gray. . .) On the other hand, these reports of green aliens do exist, and maybe aren’t quite as unusual as the standard UFO lore tells us. Even if some UFO reports contain a few references to specifically green humanoid type aliens, aliens, as a whole, don’t seem to be green. The number of encounters with green beings is much less than encounters of other types.

But are these extraterrestrials from outer space, or another kind of entity? It’s possible that some are, and some aren’t. Maybe there’s a connection among them (other than being green) maybe there isn’t.

Is our use of the term “little green men” a remnant of memory of our past encounters of these green beings? Where did the term come from? If we don’t see as many of these green beings as the saying justifies, and the majority of sightings of ET aren’t green, why, and how, did the term come to be in the first place? Larry Hatch’s UFO FAQ gives a short answer; mainly, that it’s origins are “obscure.” Seems to be. . .

I’m not the first to think on the origin of the term little green men, or the last, but it’s fun to revisit the question every so often.

The quest for the origin of the term ‘little green men’ has come up many times over the years in UFOlogy, with several intriguing ideas presented as the answer. Fairy lore origins, for one, as Jacque Vallee as well others have suggested. Green small human type beings could be a carry over of folklore from other countries of encounters with earth bound entities. (fairies, goblins, elves, little people, etc.)

Maybe the term little green men is a way for us to defuse the mysterious. By making them little they’re less of a threat. The word men, or man, implies humans; not the oversized agressive reptilians, or monster movie gigantic insects, as some ET reports tell us. A small human image invoked when discussing weird things gives us a sense of security. Of course, the grays don’t seem to be particularly non-threatening, (nor are they warm and fuzzy) and they’re on the small side. (though tall ones have been seen.) Still, we typically tend to think of small as being non-threatening.

I had an encounter, of sorts, with a green being. It was in that frustrating nebulous realm of “reality” but not in the standard way. Well, not standard for most things; on the other hand, seems about right for a high strangeness green being episode. I doubt this was in any way connected with UFOs, or that the green being was an extraterrestrial, but he was definitely alien. I wrote about it in my Trickster’s Realm column for the Binnall of America website a few weeks ago.

What I find interesting, aside from the search for the origins of the term, is the consistent use of the term, given the juxtaposition of contrasting encounters and belief. (small vs. large, green vs. gray or non-gray, etc.)

There are hundreds of reports of both small and tall gray (non-green) aliens, associated with UFOs, that share consistencies. Contrast this with the fact there are far fewer reports of little green men -- whether associated with UFOs or not - and their only consistency seems to be their high strangeness factor and inconsistency. (Of course, in a broader way, the latter can be said of UFOs in general.) Yet the term “little green men” is used to describe aliens from space, as if they are a frequent and well -known phenomena on one level, while at the same time, the phrase is used almost always to ridicule, because no such thing can exist. Meanwhile, people all over the world are experiencing not only UFO sightings, but encounters with humanoid beings that are likely extraterrestrial.

Source: American Chronicle/R. Lee


Hackers Could Program Sex Robots to Kill
By George Harrison

A cybersecurity scientist has issued a bizarre warning that sex robots could one day rise up and kill their owners if hackers can get inside their heads.

Last month, tech billionaire Elon Musk claimed that artificial intelligence could take over the planet, and he’s not the only one concerned about the dangers of killer tech.

With sex robots becoming increasingly popular and sophisticated, cybersecurity lecturer Dr. Nick Patterson revealed that the lifelike dolls could end up going all “Terminator” on us.

However, in the case of sex robots, the danger isn’t that the love dolls will end up developing minds of their own, “Westworld”-style.

Instead, the risk is that hackers could breach the realistic robots’ inner defenses and catch their owners with their pants down.

Patterson told Star Online that hacking into many modern-day robots, including sexbots, would be a piece of cake compared to more sophisticated gadgets like cellphones and computers.

The tech expert, from Australia’s Deakin University, said: “Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like knives or welding devices.

“Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot.”

The warning may sound a little far-fetched, but the robots run using an operating system just like a phone or PC.

And as with all devices, if that system is ever connected to the internet, then it becomes possible for hackers to break into it.

The cyber-defense guru added: “The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots.”

“Once hacked, they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”

Source: NY Post


Woman Claims to Have Created Spray to Attract Bigfoot
By Mark Price

The nation’s endless search for proof of Bigfoot’s existence may soon come to an end.

A North Carolina-based wife and mother has home brewed a spray that she says can attract any Bigfoot within a mile and a half.

Sold at $7 a bottle, the “environmentally friendly” Bigfoot Juice also doubles as a bug spray, said creator Allie Megan Webb, who runs Happy Body Care out of Marion. She created it sitting at her kitchen table.

“How do you know it works?” Webb asked, laughing. “That’s a tough question. I guess I could ask how do you know it doesn’t work?”

There is anecdotal proof her spray does, in fact, attract a Bigfoot.

Field tests have been done, she said, and they include a recent outing by the research group Bigfoot 911, in which a Bigfoot sighting was reported. It happened the first week of August, in the woods of McDowell County. The report made national news.

“I think that’s enough to say it can attract a Bigfoot,” says Webb. “To attract a Bigfoot, you need a smell that is woodsy enough to keep from scaring him off. But slightly different enough to make him curious, and come to investigate.”

Market reaction to the spray, which is sold on the internet, has ranged from excitement to giggles. This includes a guy named Jeffrey Wilson of Hawaii, who wanted to know if she made a troll repellent.

Webb — who also created a dog deodorant called Stinky Dog Spray — understands people may doubt the product. She won’t swear there is a Bigfoot herself.

“But I do believe there is something out there in the woods,” she says. “I’m definitely not trying to make fun of people who believe. A lot of people are more serious about this (juice) than I thought. There are people around the world inclined to believe Bigfoot is real.”

That includes her husband, Corey, a member of Bigfoot 911 since 2014. He was out the night of Aug. 4 when Bigfoot 911 reported spotting “a large bipedal animal covered in hair.” Corey didn’t see it himself, but he’s a believer.

She gives him a lot of credit for Bigfoot Juice. He was using her home-concocted bug spray during Bigfoot hunts, and asked her to make something less “feminine smelling.” She started whipping things together and found a more musky, outdoors smell. Next thing you know, the team spotted a Bigfoot.

Coincidental? Maybe. Opportune? Definitely.

Corey Webb guesses the secret of the juice is that it masks human odors, which could frighten a Bigfoot. “Honestly, I don’t know if it’s a key to finding Bigfoot, but it’s definitely not going to hurt your chances,” he says.

His advice if you attract a Bigfoot with the juice?

“Just stand there. I wouldn’t run. There are no reports of a Bigfoot being aggressive.”

His wife suggests something else, however. “Pull out your camera immediately.”

Source: Charlotte Observer

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