Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I am of Cape Verdean descent. Cape Verde lies just off the western coast of Africa. Most of it's islands are below sea level. Essentially, its inhabitants live on the highest point of each island. Most of them are volcanic. There are 10 large islands. The Portuguese, upon arrival claimed Cape Verde was uninhabited. I have yet to hear of any archaeological excavations carried out in Cape Verde to prove this. Some say there are ruins in the ocean, off the coast of Sao Vicent. The reason I am mentioning this is because there was a greek explorer, who's name fails me right now, who voyaged across the atlantic and said something about the waters between Cape Verde (then known as the house of the seven gorgons), and the Azores being thick with sludge. Wasn't this the same description given by Plato of the waters after the destruction of Atlantis? I am not saying CAPE VERDE is ATLANTIS. No. What I am saying is that it is very probable that CAPE VERDE is a remnant...just like all the other islands scattered in the Atlantic Ocean...
Something to consider.
I honestly don't think anyone knows what they're talking about. But, hey..I'm just observing.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I found this over at BOING BOING. It kind of reminds me of the Patterson/Gimlin film crossed with HARRY from HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS (gawd, I loved that movie). Imagine having one of these in your backyard and then looking out your window at night and forgetting you actually own one. Creepy but fun.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Ba'albek, Lebanon is known for its massive megaliths. What sort of technology did the founders of "GOD OF THE TOWN" (Baalbek) employ (about 5000 years b.c.e.), to cut such massive pieces of stonework? Giants. I said it. But you know you were thinking it.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I met Loren Coleman at the MONSTER MASH in MA and was impressed by his humour, his knowledge and above all, his awesomeness. He has my respect. Let's wish him a Happy Birthday.
And while you're at it, support the Cryptozoology Museum by clicking the title...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Ufologists want to prove once and for all that we are not alone in the universe. That we are part of a greater plan. That Ufo's are not figments of the imagination. That alien abductions are real. That space is the final frontier. There is nothing wrong with that. Many of us spend years trying to get answers and we fail to realize at times that we are right back where we started. But what if we did have all the answers? What if a UFO landed somewhere populated and its pilots exited their ship and strolled up to witnesses and shook their hands and said, " We know all the secrets to the universe and we can give them to you." How would we react? Seriously. Has anyone even taken the time to delve into their own psyche long enough to ask, "What would I do if UFO's were proven to be fact?" I have asked myself this very question and to be honest, I think I would be scared shitless. Right now we can hypothesize all we want. We can ruminate on all the right and wrong answers all we want. But if we were to face the mystery head on would we approach it the way we approach the research or would we be reduced to the infallible humans that we are? Would be stand tall or quake in our boots? Would we welcome the answers or would we consider it a burden to know too much? Maybe it's time we started thinking about what will happen when we do get the answers. Maybe then we'll come to conclusions we haven't yet fathomed. The qustion is, have we got the guts?
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
This HUBBLE artifact made the rounds thanks to George A. Filer, and I've had it saved on my computer forever. What is it? Makes me think about RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA. Could ancient, abandoned spaceships be out there somewhere? Laugh if you must, but seriously, if you consider all of our space junk hovering around in space, how could you not entertain the possibility that we aren't the first galactica litterbugs? For realz!
This week, we welcome back UFO expert Scott Corrales brings us up to date on some incredible UFO encounters in Latin America.
But this discussion won't focus completely on UFOs. You'll gain insights into a wide range of other incredible paranormal events too.
The incomparable Linda Moulton Howe comes to BoA:Audio for a truly unique episode of the show. LMH details her entrance and evolution in the world of high strangeness, an in-depth recounting of her infamous meeting with Richard Doty in 1983, whether she regrets entering the "earth mysteries" field, why she keeps researching high strangeness, her perspective on being a prominent woman in Ufology, where she sees the field going in the future and much, much more.
It's an episode of BoA:Audio that must be heard to be believed.
Full Preview: We kick things off with Linda recounting her history in broadcasting, including her time at Stanford University and TV stations in Boston and Denver. This leads to her telling the story of her serendipitous introduction to the cattle mutilation phenomena. From there, she talks about her film A Strange Harvest and why she found the cat mut story so compelling. She also shares the surprising reaction by the station's general manager to A Strange Harvest. This leads to the recounting of her full-time entrance into the field of reporting on high strangeness.
Next, we find out what drives Linda to keep researching earth mysteries after all these years. We find out if she ever regrets deciding to research the paranormal, given that her career in mainstream reporting was flourishing prior to that.
Following that, Linda gives us a detailed recounting of her infamous meeting with Richard Doty in 1983. She explains how the Doty meeting came about in the first place, on a matter of happenstance. From there, she gives us an amazingly detailed account of the meeting with Doty, including a number of bizarre elements and the purported revelations about ETs and UFOs that were imparted to her.
Based on what we know about Doty now and her own research, Linda speculates on how much of the information she was given was accurate and how much was disinformation. We find out if she has had any contact with Doty since that fateful meeting in 1983 and she details what her research has uncovered with regards to the Lonnie Zamora UFO incident at Socorro, New Mexico.
She goes on to explain how the Doty meeting, and his unfullfilled promises, led to the derailing of her HBO project on the UFO phenomenon. This includes some remarkable perspective on the response of HBO to the information she'd gotten from Doty and the requirements that the channel placed on Linda if she was to proceed with the special. This leads to her explaining why her book was titled An Alien Harvest, coming ten years after her critically acclaimed film had been titled A Strange Harvest.
Looking at a big picture issue, we get Linda's take on being a woman in the field of Ufology and high strangeness. She talks about how her upbringing may have paved the way for her to be unafraid of entering male dominated fields. She also shares a truly amazing story of sexism she encountered in the TV industry after she left Stanford.
Wrapping things up, we find out where Linda sees the UFO phenomenon going in the near and distant future. We also get her perspective on the Exopolitics movement and UFO disclosure activism. She shares information that she has received with regards to a government policy on UFO disclosure.
Linda Moulton Howe Bio
Linda Moulton Howe is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine and the environment. Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and a Station Peabody award for medical programming. Linda’s documentaries have included A Strange Harvest and Strange Harvests 1993, which explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery. Another film, A Prairie Dawn, focused on astronaut training in Denver. She has also produced documentaries in Ethiopia and Mexico for UNICEF about child survival efforts and for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta about environmental challenges.
In addition to television, Linda produces, reports and edits the award-winning science, environment and earth mysteries news website, Earthfiles.com. In 2003, Earthfiles received an Award for Standard of Excellence presented by the internet’s WebAward Association. Earthfiles also received the 2001 Encyclopaedia Britannica Award for Journalistic Excellence. Linda also reports science, environment and earth mysteries news for Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks and Unknowncountry.com. In 2005, she traveled to Amsterdam, Hawaii, and several other U. S. conferences to speak about her investigative journalism.
In 2004, Linda was on-camera TV reporter for The History Channel’s documentary investigation of an unusual August 2004 cow death in Farnam, Nebraska. Linda also traveled to Florence and San Marino, Italy, to speak about her earth mysteries investigations. She also produced and reported Earthfiles segments for Comcast Cable broadcasts in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Her website is earthfiles.com
In 1852, a metallic bellshaped artifact was excavated in Dorchester, MA. This artifact has never been explained, nor has it been seen since. I live in Dorchester and you would think the lore would be significant. It was blasted out of the rock at MEETING HOUSE HILL, and yet, NO ONE mentions it. I didn't know about it until I was twelve and reading TIME LIFE books MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN as part of my summer reading. There it was, the bell shaped anomaly that had eluded me ever since. I wonder where it is now and whether the suppresion of such a significant item is even worth it.
For all I know it could have been a candle holder.