Let’s go weird stuff.
Many mysteries in the news.
Do any bear legitimacy?
Do any have spiritual undercurrents?
Above, from a while back, you see an unusual aurora. Reported the Weather Channel, “Tom Mackie braced the Iceland cold to be one of those lucky travelers to photograph the stunning scene. However, Mackie’s photograph came out unlike any other northern lights photo you will ever see. The photograph appears to show a frightening face in the middle of the aurora borealis. ‘This was the first time I’d ever seen something like this,’ said Mackie. ‘When you have a high solar activity like we did when we took this shot, you do get the reds which you can also see in this shot.'”
Yes you can. And considering that an aurora was the “great sign” of Fatima, one can be excused for surveying potential mystical implications — or at least marveling at a curiosity.
In the news too: tabloids in England a bit aflame with UFO reports (as found in recently released government files).
Reports Fox News: “A new witness has broken his 36 -year silence to speak out about Britain’s most famous UFO incident. Steve Longero was told to keep quiet by his superiors following the infamous Rendlesham Forest incident in Suffolk. But now the retired U.S. Air Force police officer has gone on the record for the first time and said: ‘I think it was something not from this world.’ The incident – dubbed the British Roswell – took place over three nights between 26 and 28 December, in 1980.”
It seems military personnel from the nearby Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base and Woodbridge RAF, among them a deputy base commander, reported strange lights in the forest hovering above these two NATO airbases. A sophisticated alarm system went off, and lights were witnessed over the treetops, similar to fluorescent ones, though with an otherworldly red glow. They report. You debate.
Actually, it was nothing quite so dramatic as the claim, at Roswell, in New Mexico, that a “UFO” with aliens aboard had crashed (the entities spirited off, or so it was claimed, to a clandestine Air Force facility — one at such a level of secrecy as to not be accessible even to a president).
What to make of these?
No clue. To scientists, infra dig stuff.
Another: the mammalian creatures witnesses say occasionally wash up from Plum Island off eastern Connecticut — an island the military has used as a secret research facility, possibly for genetic experiments. Many believe this facility, rumored to have been used for bio-warfare research, is the source for the outbreak just across the sound, at Lyme, Connecticut, of what has now spread around the nation as Lyme Disease.
We’ll have another special report on this in the future: Does our military experiment with bio-warfare agents that occasionally escape and affect Americans?
(Our guess is yes.)
In West Virginia, stranger still and perhaps into the realm of rural mythology (or demonology; or hoax): “mothman” was recently said to have returned. Here from Snopes (the website that seeks to debunk fake news):
“On 20 November 2016, an unidentified man allegedly captured images of what he believed to be the Mothman, a flying humanoid monster that gained fame for terrorizing the West Virginia town of Point Pleasant in the mid-1960s.
“The photographer gave the pictures to local news station WCHS, claiming he took them while driving on State Route 2; the station aired the pictures in a 21 November 2016 report. The images are grainy and show the silhouette of a two-legged, winged creature flying around tree tops.”
Snopes — which has designations such as “true” or “false” above such entries — labels this as “unproven” (we expected them to say “false”).
As Snopes explains, “The Mothman has been a part of the local folklore of Point Pleasant (a small city on the western border of West Virginia) since it was first sighted in 1966. Sightings of the creature were associated with the collapse of the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in 1967, which killed dozens of people, leaving some residents to consider Mothman sightings to be bad omens (although the bridge collapse occurred more than a year after the first sightings were reported, making the connection tenuous at best).” This too may be part of an upcoming special report. (Stay tuned.)
UFOs. Mothmen. Myths? Mysteries? Demons?
Or “fake photographs” (embedded in “fake news”)?
There is certainly enough of that.
Not a sliver of proof. Still, fascinating: as a writer named Frank Edwards once put it: stranger than science.
And then there is real news, and it too can harbor mysteries.
In Ontario, Canada, across from Detroit, the “Windsor Hum.”
Reported the Canadian National Post last week:
“The globally recognized Windsor Hum has seemingly ramped up again in noise and frequency, driving residents on the city’s west end and LaSalle crazy at all hours of the day or night. ‘Last night was a really good rattle,’ said Gary Grosse, who helps oversee the Windsor-Essex County Hum Facebook group. ‘It almost sounds like a hammering. It’s obviously starting to peak.'”
There are a lot of inexplicable booms and rumblings, but, alas, this one seems to have an explanation:
Across the river is a U.S. Steel Corp. plant.
Someone at four a.m. seems to be hammering something.
[resources: Special Reports]