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Thursday, January 31, 2013

BOOMER THE 3 LEGGED HERO HOUND 

Makanda, Jackson County

Across from the boardwalk in Makanda next to a picnic shelter by the railroad tracks you will find a monument to a hound dog named Boomer. The inscription on the monument reads: "In memory of Boomer the hound dog. Tradition says he dashed his life out against the iron abutment of the railroad bridge 300 feet south of this point on September 2, 1859, while running along on three legs trying to put out the flame in a hotbox on the speeding train of his beloved fireman-master."

Boomer was the faithful companion of a fireman who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. The railroad bosses would not let Boomer ride on the train with his master, so the hound would run beside the train every time it passed through Makanda. Soon the news got out that Boomer would keep up with the train. Other railroad began to ridicule and joke about how the I.C. train could go no faster than a hound dog. After much public abuse, the bosses at the I.C. railroad came up with a plan. The fastest train that the I.C. railroad had was brought to Makanda. Wood and coal was double loaded in the tender, The engineer and fireman were ordered to heap on the fuel and go full speed ahead. The fire raged and the pressure in the boiler rose higher and higher. The firebox door was glowing red and the rivets were about to burst. The pistons pumped harder and harder speeding the train faster than any train had ever gone. Dust, Smoke and steam billowed out around the train as it flew down the tracks. People were lined up along the route to see if Boomer could keep up. Finally the fireman shouted out "Saints be praised!". Boomer was chasing the train and indeed was keeping up with it. The wheels of the train started to overheat and the bearings lit their grease. Flames started shooting out of the bearing boxes. The fireman yelled out "HOTBOX!" Boomer saw that the train and his master were in peril when the flames started to shoot out. Boomer quickly took charge of the situation. He ran to the hotbox, lifted his leg and pissed the fire out. Unfortunately, Boomer could not see or react in time to avoid running into a bridge that was hidden by the steam and dust. Boomer was killed instantly. Many lives had been saved by the heroic actions of the faithful hound dog. Boomer was given a hero's funeral and an impressive monument was erected to his memory.
BOOMER THE 3 LEGGED HERO HOUND 

Makanda, Jackson County

Across from the boardwalk in Makanda next to a picnic shelter by the railroad tracks you will find a monument to a hound dog named Boomer.  The inscription on the monument reads: "In memory of Boomer the hound dog. Tradition says he dashed his life out against the iron abutment of the railroad bridge 300 feet south of this point on September 2, 1859, while running along on three legs trying to put out the flame in a hotbox on the speeding train of his beloved fireman-master." 

Boomer was the faithful companion of a fireman who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad.  The railroad bosses would not let Boomer ride on the train with his master, so the hound would run beside the train every time it passed through Makanda.  Soon the news got out that Boomer would keep up with the train.  Other railroad began to ridicule and joke about how the I.C. train could go no faster than a hound dog.  After much public abuse, the bosses at the I.C. railroad came up with a plan.  The fastest train that the I.C. railroad had was brought to Makanda.  Wood and coal was double loaded in the tender,   The engineer and fireman were ordered to heap on the fuel and go full speed ahead.  The fire raged and the pressure in the boiler rose higher and higher.  The firebox door was glowing red and the rivets were about to burst.  The pistons pumped harder and harder speeding the train faster than any train had ever gone.  Dust, Smoke and steam billowed out around the train as it flew down the tracks.  People were lined up along the route to see if Boomer could keep up.  Finally the fireman shouted out "Saints be praised!".  Boomer was chasing the train and indeed was keeping up with it.  The wheels of the train started to overheat and the bearings lit their grease.  Flames started shooting out of the bearing boxes.  The fireman yelled out "HOTBOX!"  Boomer saw that the train and his master were in peril when the flames started to shoot out.  Boomer quickly took charge of the situation.  He ran to the hotbox, lifted his leg and pissed the fire out.  Unfortunately, Boomer could not see or react in time to avoid running into a bridge that was hidden by the steam and dust.  Boomer was killed instantly.  Many lives had been saved by the heroic actions of the faithful hound dog.  Boomer was given a hero's funeral and an impressive monument was erected to his memory.
Witch of Graniteville Cemetery - Aiken, SC

It is believed that in the early hours of the morning when no one is stirring, a woman walks the graves of Graniteville Cemetery near Aiken, South Carolina. They say she leaves flowers on the graves of all the little children who died an untimely death and are buried there. She is known as the witch of Graniteville Cemetery.

Some say what brings the "witch" to the cemetery is "The little boy". I say little boy, because that is all he is known as. As the story goes, a little boy was on a train traveling all alone. It is unknown who he was or where he was going as he was very frail and weak. He could not speak his name or utter a word. He became even more ill, so the conductor decided to take him off of the train at Graniteville to see a doctor. He was taken to the Graniteville Inn where he soon passed away. He was buried in the Graniteville Cemetery in a grave simply marked "The Little Boy October 1855"...
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Witch of Graniteville Cemetery - Aiken, SC

It is believed that in the early hours of the morning when no one is stirring, a woman walks the graves of Graniteville Cemetery near Aiken, South Carolina. They say she leaves flowers on the graves of all the little children who died an untimely death and are buried there. She is known as the witch of Graniteville Cemetery.

Some say what brings the "witch" to the cemetery is "The little boy". I say little boy, because that is all he is known as. As the story goes, a little boy was on a train traveling all alone. It is unknown who he was or where he was going as he was very frail and weak. He could not speak his name or utter a word. He became even more ill, so the conductor decided to take him off of the train at Graniteville to see a doctor. He was taken to the Graniteville Inn where he soon passed away. He was buried in the Graniteville Cemetery in a grave simply marked "The Little Boy October 1855". Flowers and small toys began to appear on his grave as well as those of other children and some say they had seen a woman wandering through the tombstones at night. People were so moved by this, soon many began leaving small tributes to "The little boy". 

Some folks have claimed to have seen an apparition of a little boy wandering the graveyard as well as the woman. Others however, tend to dismiss these stories and would like to believe that the little boy rests in peace knowing that he is loved.

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Haunted Painting
The Hands Resist Him
Urban Legends


In February, 2000 this painting appeared in an auction on eBay. The painting, titled 'The Hands Resist Him', quickly earned a reputation as tens of thousands of people viewed the item, and more than a few made bids.

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My Great - Great Grandfather
H.H.Heater
History and Haunting of:
City of London Cemetery,
Wanstead, London, UK.

Victim of Jack the Ripper, City of London Cemetery, London
History and Haunting of:
City of London Cemetery,
Wanstead, London, UK.

Victim of Jack the Ripper, City of London Cemetery, London
Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mexico that may have once belonged to human sacrifice victims. The skulls, which date between A.D. 600 and 850, may also shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area.

The find, described in the January issue of the journal Latin American Antiquity, was located in an otherwise empty field that once held a vast lake, but was miles from the nearest major city of the day, said study co-author Christopher Morehart, an archaeologist at Georgia State University.

"It's absolutely remarkable to think about this little nothing on the landscape having potentially evidence of the largest mass human sacrifice in ancient Meso-America," Morehart said.

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Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mexico that may have once belonged to human sacrifice victims. The skulls, which date between A.D. 600 and 850, may also shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area.
 
The find, described in the January issue of the journal Latin American Antiquity, was located in an otherwise empty field that once held a vast lake, but was miles from the nearest major city of the day, said study co-author Christopher Morehart, an archaeologist at Georgia State University.
 
"It's absolutely remarkable to think about this little nothing on the landscape having potentially evidence of the largest mass human sacrifice in ancient Meso-America," Morehart said.
 
Middle of nowhere:
 
Morehart and his colleagues were using satellite imagery to map ancient canals, irrigation channels and lakes that used to surround the kingdom of Teotihuacan (home to the Pyramid of the Sun), about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Mexico City. The vast ancient kingdom flourished from around A.D 200 to 650, though who built it remains a mystery. [In Photos: Amazing Ruins of the Ancient World]
 
In a now drained lake called Lake Xaltocan, around which was essentially rural farmland at the time, Morehart stumbled upon a site with evidence of looting.
 
When the team investigated, they discovered lines of human skulls with just one or two vertebra attached. To date, more than 150 skulls have been discovered there. The site also contained a shrine with incense burners, water-deity figurines and agricultural pottery, such as corncob depictions, suggesting a ritual purpose tied to local farming. [See images from the grisly excavation ]
 
Carbon dating suggested that the skulls were at least 1,100 years old, and the few dozen analyzed so far are mostly from men, Morehart told LiveScience. The researchers did not release photos of the skulls because the sacrifice victims may have historic ties to modern-day indigenous cultures.
 
The findings shake up existing notions of the culture of the day, because the site is not associated with Teotihuacan or other regional powers, said Destiny Crider, an archaeologist at Luther College in Iowa, who was not involved in the study.
 
Human sacrifice was practiced throughout the region, both at Teotihuacan and in the later Aztec Empire, but most of those rituals happened at great pyramids within cities and were tied to state powers.
 
By contrast, "this one is a big event in a little place," Crider said.
 
The shrines and the fact that sacrifice victims were mostly male suggest they were carefully chosen, not simply the result of indiscriminate slaughter of a whole village, Crider told LiveScience.
 
Many researchers believe that massive drought caused the fall of Teotihuacan and ushered in a period of warfare and political infighting as smaller regional powers sprang up, Morehart said.
 
Those tumultuous times could have spurred innovative — and bloody — practices, Crider said.
 
"Maybe they needed to intensify their activities because everything was changing," she said. "When things are uncertain you try new strategies."


Photo is An artifact depicting Tlaloc, a Pre-Columbian water god, was found at the human sacrifice site at Lake Xaltocan, Mexico
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Haunted America & Annabelle The Haunted Doll: A Terrifying Case

Annabelle The Haunted Doll

Annabelle
Annabelle

Haunted Dolls

There are some down right freekishly scary things that reside in this world. Some well know and some not so. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, many of the reported cases of paranormal activity still seem to intrigue and mystify. Hauntings are most usually related to places, houses, or cemeteries, sometimes even people, but what if an object other than these is reportedly haunted? Say a supposedly simple, benign doll for instance. Would you believe?
Loraine Warren Holding Annabelle
Loraine Warren Holding Annabelle

Annabell The Haunted Doll

Annabelle was the focus of a case that famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren took part in during the early 1970's and is highlighted in the book The Demonologist. It has been stated that this is one of the most unusual cases of a possessed object on record.
This is the true and terrifying story of a Raggedy Ann doll named Annabelle.
In 1970 a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann Doll from a hobby store. The doll was a present for her daughter Donna on her birthday. Donna, at the time, was a student in college, preparing to graduate with her nursing degree and resided in a tiny apartment with her room mate Angie (a nurse as well). Pleased with the doll Donna placed it on her bed as a decoration and didn't give it a second thought until a few days later. With in that time both Donna and Angie noticed that there appeared to be something very strange and creepy about the doll. The doll apparently moved on its own, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but as time passed the movement became more noticeable. Donna and Angie would come home to find the doll in a completely different room from which they had left it . Sometimes the doll would be found crossed legged on the couch with its arms folded , other times it was found upright, standing on its feet, leaning against a chair in the dining room. Several times Donna, placing the doll on the couch before leaving for work, would return home to find the doll back in her room on the bed with the door closed.

The Message

Apparently the doll not only moved but could write too. About a month into their experiences Donna and Angie began to find penciled messages on parchment paper that read "Help Us" and "Help Lou". The handwriting looked to belong to that of a small child. The creepy part about the messages was not the wording but the way they were written. At the time Donna had never kept parchment paper, on which the notes were written, in the house, so where did it come from?

The Medium

One night Donna came home to find the doll had moved again, this time it was on her bed. Donna had come to find that this was typical of the doll but some how she knew this time it was different, something wasn't right. A sense of fear came over her when she inspected the doll and saw what looked like blood drops on the back of its hands and its chest. Seemingly, from no where, a liquidity red substance had appeared on the doll. Scared and desperate Donna and Angie decide it was time to seek expert advice.
Not knowing where to turn they contacted a medium and a seance was held. Donna was then introduced to the spirit of Annabelle Higgins. The medium related the story of Annabell to both Donna and Angie. Annabelle was a young girl that resided on the property before the apartments were built. She was a young girl of only seven years old when her lifeless body was found in the field upon which the apartment complex now stands. The spirit related to the medium that she felt comfort with Donna and Angie and wanted to stay with them by moving into the doll. Feeling compassion for Annabell and her story Donna gave her permission to inhibit the doll and stay. They were to soon find out however, that Annabelle was not what she seemed.

Lou

Lou was friends with Donna and Angie and had been with them since the day the doll arrived. Lou had never been fond of the doll and on several occasions warned Donna that it was evil and to get rid it of it. Donna had a compassionate tie to the doll and not giving much credence to Lous' feelings kept it. Donnas' decision, it turns out, was a terrible mistake.
Lou awoke one night from a deep sleep and in panic. Once again he had a recurring bad dream. Only this time somehow, something seemed different. It was as though he was awake but couldn't move. He looked around the room but couldn't discern anything out of the ordinary and then it happened. Looking down toward his feet he saw the doll, Annabell. It began to slowly glide up his leg, moved over his chest and then stopped. Within seconds the doll was strangling him. Paralyzed and gasping for breath Lou, at the point of asphyxiation, blacked out. Lou awoke the next morning, certain it wasn't a dream, Lou was determined to rid himself of that doll and the spirit that possessed it. Lou, however, would have one more terrifying experience with Annabell.
Preparing for a road trip the next day Lou and Angie were reading over maps alone in her apartment. The apartment seemed eerily quiet. Suddenly, rustling sounds coming from Donna's room aroused fear that someone had possibly broken into the apartment. Lou determined to figure out who or what it was quietly made his way to the bedroom door. He waited for the noises to stop before entering and turning on the light. The room was empty except for Annabell whom was tossed on the floor in the corner. Lou scoured the room for forced entry but nothing was out of place. But as he got close to the doll he got the distinct impression that somebody was behind him. Spinning around he was quick to realize that nobody else was there. Then in flash he found himself grabbing for his chest, doubled over, cut and bleeding. His shirt was stained with blood and upon opening his shirt there on his chest was what looked to be 7 distinct claw marks.

Paranormal Investigation: The Warrens

Donna finally was willing to believe the spirit in the house was not that of a young girls but inhuman and demonic in nature. After Lou's' experiences Donna felt it was time to seek real expert advice and contacted an Episcopal priest named Father Hegan. Father Hegan referred their case to Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Ed and Lorraine Warren immediately took interest in the case and contacted Donna concerning the doll. The Warrens, after grueling over the case facts for hours came to the conclusion that the doll itself was not in fact possessed but haunted. Spirits do not possess inanimate objects like houses or toys, they posses people. A spirit will attach itself to an object and this is what occurred in the Annabelle case. The spirit moved the doll around and created the illusion of it being alive. Truly, the spirit was not looking to stay attached to the doll, it was looking to posses a human host.
The spirit or in this case an inhuman demonic spirit, was essentially in the infestation stage of the phenomenon. It first began moving the doll around the apartment by means of teleportation to arouse the occupants curiosity in hopes that they would make the predictable mistake of bringing a medium into the apartment to communicate with it. Which the girls did. Now able to communicate through the medium, the entity preyed on the girls emotional vulnerabilities by pretending to be a rather harmless young girl with which, during the seance, managed to extract permission from Donna to haunt the apartment. Insofar as demonic is a negative spirit, it then set about causing patently negative phenomena to occur; it aroused fear through the weird movements of that doll, it brought about the materialization of disturbing handwritten notes, it left a residue of blood on the doll, and ultimately it even struck the Lou on the chest, leaving behind claw marks. The next stage of the phenomenon would have been complete human possession. Had these experiences lasted another 2 or 3 weeks the spirit would have completely possessed if not harmed or killed one or all of the occupants in the house.
At the conclusion of the investigation the Warrens felt it appropriate to have a recitation of an exorcism blessing by a priest to cleanse the apartment. "The Episcopal blessing of the home is a wordy, seven page document that is distinctly positive in nature. Rather than specifically expelling evil entities from the dwelling, the emphasis is instead directed toward filling the home with the power of the positive and of God." (Ed Warren). At Donna’s request, and as a further precaution against the phenomena ever occurring in the home again, the Warrens took the big rag doll along with them when they left.
For the next few days, after the Warrens arrived home, Ed sat the doll in a chair next to his desk. The doll levitated a number of times in the beginning, then it seemed to fall inert. During the ensuing weeks, however, it began showing up in various rooms of the house. When the Warrens were away and had the doll locked up in the outer office building, they would often return to find it sitting comfortably upstairs in Ed’s easy chair when they opened the main front door. Although the phenomenon was the same as that which had occurred in the apartment neither Lorraine nor Ed were ever physically attacked.
I hope you enjoyed this article and should you ever want to visit the famous Annabell she can be found at the Warren Occult Museum in Moodus, Conneticut. The museum is run by Lorraine Warren, the famous paranormal investigator, and now frequent guest on the television show "Paranormal State". Housed in a glass case at the museum you will find Annabell. Mrs. Warren relates that Annabell still moves about occasionally and is still known to make growling noises at unsuspecting visitors.
Alaska -- The Ghost Soldiers

In the late 1990s, servicemen stationed on Alaska's Adak Island reported seeing strange apparitions. In one incident, a Marine on guard duty was shocked to see two lines of 1940s-era Japanese soldiers marching toward the island's Toothpick Bridge. This was not just a glance or a brief hallucination. The Marine watched the ghost soldiers march all the way up to the bridge, something that took several minutes before they finally faded away.
Alaska -- The Ghost Soldiers

In the late 1990s, servicemen stationed on Alaska's Adak Island reported seeing strange apparitions. In one incident, a Marine on guard duty was shocked to see two lines of 1940s-era Japanese soldiers marching toward the island's Toothpick Bridge. This was not just a glance or a brief hallucination. The Marine watched the ghost soldiers march all the way up to the bridge, something that took several minutes before they finally faded away.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gangster Ghosts - by Sharon Day


Gangster: A gangster is a member a gang out to perform illegal activities. They are also called mobsters. Perhaps one of these most infamous gangsters in America was Al Capone. He got to that position by cornering the market in prostitution, bootlegged alcohol and gambling in Chicago during the Prohibition Era.

In the case of Al Capone, he was believed to be haunted by a ghost from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, Bob Dole, an Irish rival gang member.   






Jimmy Hoffa perhaps makes one of the most chilling ghosts.  From heading up the teamsters to nefarious mob work with jury tampering, bribing, and fraud. He was pardoned by Nixon and then went missing in 1975, believed to have been killed off.  There have been lots of theories about where his body is:

Buried under a driveway in Detroit. Supposedly, one of the men Hoffa was supposed to meet the day he went missing was mixing concrete for a new driveway at his home.

A horse farm 30 miles away where a backhoe was taken in that day, a reported mafia meeting spot.

Burned in a trash incinerator at a funeral home.

Dismembered and frozen until 5 months later when he was placed in concrete at a New Jersey stadium.

Buried in the concrete in the foundation of the Detroit Renaissance Center.

Dumped into the Great Lakes.

This thorough site reported some of the rumors of Hoffa's demise -

According to Ralph Picardo, the convict who gave up the main suspects in the case, Hoffa’s body was put in a 55-gallon steel drum and carted away in a  truck. Picardo said he didn’t know where it was taken but one theory had it that the drum was buried on the grounds of Brother Moscato’s garbage dump, a toxic waste site in Jersey City, New Jersey. 


According to another snitch, Hoffa’s body was taken to New Jersey where it was mixed into the concrete that was used to construct the New York Giant’s football stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He was also said to have been  encased in the foundation of a public works garage in Cadillac, Michigan and buried under the helipad at the Sheraton Savannah Resort Hotel, which at the time of his disappearance was owned by the Teamsters. 



Hoffa was said to have been buried in a gravel pit in Highland, Michigan, which was owned by his brother William; crushed in an automobile compactor at Central Sanitation Services in Hamtramck, Michigan or buried in a field in  Waterford Township, Michigan. 



He was also alleged to have been ground up at a meat processing plant and then dumped in a Florida swamp or disintegrated at a fat-rendering plant. 

The restaurant in which he was last seen has reported some ghostly goings on. Is it Hoffa? Well, the workers in the restaurant might say so.

History and Haunting of:
Whispers Estate,
Mitchell, Indiana, USA.

Whispers Estate was built in 1894. The house has a rich history; some of it has been lost in time. Whispers Estate has the distinction of being the 4th most haunted place in the USA. Whispers has had countless deaths occur within its walls, a good reason for ghosts and spirits to haunt it. Whispers also sits on a geological area of limestone and a limestone foundation which is also believed to create portals for ghost and spirits to easily enter their earthly haunts.  CH.I.P.S. will be investigating Whispers Estate later this year.
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-great-ghost-hunt-whispers-estate-mitchell-indiana
History and Haunting of:
Whispers Estate,
Mitchell, Indiana, USA.

Whispers Estate was built in 1894. The house has a rich history; some of it has been lost in time. Whispers Estate has the distinction of being the 4th most haunted place in the USA. Whispers has had countless deaths occur within its walls, a good reason for ghosts and spirits to haunt it. Whispers also sits on a geological area of limestone and a limestone foundation which is also believed to create portals for ghost and spirits to easily enter their earthly haunts.
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-great-ghost-hunt-whispers-estate-mitchell-indiana

Monday, January 28, 2013


10 miles south of Jackson Tennessee is a massive 1000 acre mound site called Pinson. Pinson was established about 100 B.C. until 300 A.D., Pinson was the largest ceremonial mound site in all of Ancient America. The site includes 12 mounds including four truncated (flat topped) earthen pyramids and the second tallest remaining mound remaining in America today (the 72 foot Saul's Mound pictured here). Various alignments to solar and stellar events are found at the Pinson site. Pinson may have served as a gigantic "Medicine Wheel" where specific star sightings were used to serve as markers for ceremonies. No one ever lived at the site. Researcher Rene Millon found that the pyramidal complex of Teotihuacan in Mexico had been built on a grid system made up of 187 foot squares. Millon found that the 187 foot grid system (and its diagonal measurement) seemed to match more than 100 ancient American mound sites including Pinson. Dr. Greg Little's Mound Builders book talks about this phenomena, a highly recommended read.
Naming Tennessee's football team the Titans seems to be appropriate, for giant remains in abundance were found throughout the state. The 9 foot account lists Justice of the Peace John Park of White County unearthing the giant skeleton found in a stone arched grave. Researching to verify the existence of Mr. Park I found mention of him and his property where the giant was found in "Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed at the General Assembly" 1883 pg. 49. "so as to include John Park's lands in White County." Like thousands of other accounts including thousands and thousands of people, wouldn't Mr. Park have something to say about a story describing a 9 foot skeleton on his land unless it were true.


Your Daily Giant 1/28/2013


10 miles south of Jackson Tennessee is a massive 1000 acre mound site called Pinson. Pinson was established about 100 B.C. until 300 A.D., Pinson was the largest ceremonial mound site in all of Ancient America. The site includes 12 mounds including four truncated (flat topped) earthen pyramids and the second tallest remaining mound remaining in America today (the 72 foot Saul's Mound pictured here). Various alignments to solar and stellar events are found at the Pinson site. Pinson may have served as a gigantic "Medicine Wheel" where specific star sightings were used to serve as markers for ceremonies. No one ever lived at the site. Researcher Rene Millon found that the pyramidal complex of Teotihuacan in Mexico had been built on a grid system made up of 187 foot squares. Millon found that the 187 foot grid system (and its diagonal measurement) seemed to match more than 100 ancient American mound sites including Pinson. Dr. Greg Little's Mound Builders book talks about this phenomena, a highly recommended read.
 Naming Tennessee's football team the Titans seems to be appropriate, for giant remains in abundance were found throughout the state. The 9 foot account lists Justice of the Peace John Park of White County unearthing the giant skeleton found in a stone arched grave. Researching to verify the existence of Mr. Park I found mention of him and his property where the giant was found in "Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed at the General Assembly" 1883 pg. 49. "so as to include John Park's lands in White County." Like thousands of other accounts including thousands and thousands of people, wouldn't Mr. Park have something to say about a story describing a 9 foot skeleton on his land unless it were true.
10 miles south of Jackson Tennessee is a massive 1000 acre mound site called Pinson. Pinson was established about 100 B.C. until 300 A.D., Pinson was the largest ceremonial mound site in all of Ancient America. The site includes 12 mounds including four truncated (flat topped) earthen pyramids and the second tallest remaining mound remaining in America today (the 72 foot Saul's Mound pictured here). Various alignments to solar and stellar events are found at the Pinson site. Pinson may have served as a gigantic "Medicine Wheel" where specific star sightings were used to serve as markers for ceremonies. No one ever lived at the site. Researcher Rene Millon found that the pyramidal complex of Teotihuacan in Mexico had been built on a grid system made up of 187 foot squares. Millon found that the 187 foot grid system (and its diagonal measurement) seemed to match more than 100 ancient American mound sites including Pinson. Dr. Greg Little's Mound Builders book talks about this phenomena, a highly recommended read.
 Naming Tennessee's football team the Titans seems to be appropriate, for giant remains in abundance were found throughout the state. The 9 foot account lists Justice of the Peace John Park of White County unearthing the giant skeleton found in a stone arched grave. Researching to verify the existence of Mr. Park I found mention of him and his property where the giant was found in "Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed at the General Assembly" 1883 pg. 49. "so as to include John Park's lands in White County." Like thousands of other accounts including thousands and thousands of people, wouldn't Mr. Park have something to say about a story describing a 9 foot skeleton on his land unless it were true.
Researchers have discovered a new species of feathered, but flightless, little dinosaur from the Jurassic period. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/22c0

Below is a reconstruction of Eosinopteryx brevipenna, a new theropod dinosaur with reduced plumage from the Middle/Late Jurassic of north-eastern China.
Researchers have discovered a new species of feathered, but flightless, little dinosaur from the Jurassic period. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/22c0

Below is a reconstruction of Eosinopteryx brevipenna, a new theropod dinosaur with reduced plumage from the Middle/Late Jurassic of north-eastern China.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

History and Haunting of :
The Utica Psychiatric Center,New York, U.S.A
For-Wendy Stewart-Davis

While use of the Utica Crib was widely criticized and infamous among patients, some found it to have important therapeutic value. A patient who slept in the Utica crib for several days commented that he had rested better and found it useful for "all crazy fellows as I, whose spirit is willing, but whose flesh is weak." (Journal of Insanity, October 1864.)
Postcard dated 1912 of "Entrance to State Hospital, Utica, NY"
In an opposing view, Daniel Hack Tuke, a noted British alienist (an early term for a psychology expert) writes that, "it inevitably suggests, when occupied, that you are looking at an animal in a cage. At the celebrated Utica Asylum... where a suicidal woman was preserved from harm by this wooden enclosure... Dr. Baker of the New York Retreat allowed himself to be shut up in one of these beds, but preferred not remaining there."

The Center is now an unoccupied, run-down building, while other more modern buildings on the large property are in use for psychiatric and other medical care. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1989
History and Haunting of :
 The Utica Psychiatric Center,New York, U.S.A
 For-Wendy Stewart-Davis

While use of the Utica Crib was widely criticized and infamous among patients, some found it to have important therapeutic value. A patient who slept in the Utica crib for several days commented that he had rested better and found it useful for "all crazy fellows as I, whose spirit is willing, but whose flesh is weak." (Journal of Insanity, October 1864.)
Postcard dated 1912 of "Entrance to State Hospital, Utica, NY"
In an opposing view, Daniel Hack Tuke, a noted British alienist (an early term for a psychology expert) writes that, "it inevitably suggests, when occupied, that you are looking at an animal in a cage. At the celebrated Utica Asylum... where a suicidal woman was preserved from harm by this wooden enclosure... Dr. Baker of the New York Retreat allowed himself to be shut up in one of these beds, but preferred not remaining there." 

The Center is now an unoccupied, run-down building, while other more modern buildings on the large property are in use for psychiatric and other medical care. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1989

Aliens On the Moon? - by Sharon Day




Rumor has been strong that Apollo 20 captured a cigar-shaped craft on the moon -





If all this isn't wild enough, consider this theory; "Spaceship Moon Theory" also known as "Vasin-Shcherbakov Theory." This one states that the Earth's moon is actually an alien ship. The concept includes that the moon is a hollowed out "faux" moon. They believed that, looking at the crater shapes proved there was no depth to the moon.

How about a site devoted to aliens on the moon?


An interesting article that talks more about a potential alien base on the moon can be found here. 

If one believes in alien visitors, the moon is an obvious base for operations to visit the Earth, go back and rest without being found. The other option is one that I think has a lot of merit (if aliens really visit us) which is to take the air-tight, pressure-controlled ship and dive it into the ocean and hide there handily until it's time to come back out and hover over a backyard in Dayton, Ohio or a park in Birmingham, Alabama.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


A picture of the Brush Creek Tablet. Thankfully this image is left, for the original has "gone missing" as a reminder that only the troublesome artifacts and skeletons seem to disappear. The following is a letter from the men who excavated the mound where the tablet and truly giant and numerous skeletons were found. I have taken some filler out of this original letter, the content is carefully and thoughtfully documented and is the sworn testimony of the five men involved in the find. This one is a bombshell and only a huge fan of cognitive dissonance could doubt the credibility of this account.
Muskingum County, Ohio, Brush Creek Township, March 3, 1880.

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A picture of the Brush Creek Tablet. Thankfully this image is left, for the original has "gone missing" as a reminder that only the troublesome artifacts and skeletons seem to disappear. The following is a letter from the men who excavated the mound where the tablet and truly giant and numerous skeletons were found. I have taken some filler out of this original letter, the content is carefully and thoughtfully documented and is the sworn testimony of the five men involved in the find. This one is a bombshell and only a huge fan of cognitive dissonance could doubt the credibility of this account.
 Muskingum County, Ohio, Brush Creek Township, March 3, 1880.
To Dr. F. T. Everhart Historian, 

Dear sir on December 1, 1879 we assembled with a large number of people for the purpose of excavating into and examining the contents of an ancient mound, located on the farm of Mr. J. M. Baughman, in Brush Creek Township. The mound is situated on the summit of a hill, rising 152 feet above the bed of the stream called Brush Creek. It is about 64 feet in width by about 90 feet in length, having an altitude of 11 feet 3 inches; is nearly flat on top. On the mound were found the stumps of 16 trees ranging in size from 8 inches to 2 and a half feet in diameter. We began the excavations by digging a trench four feet wide from the east side....At this juncture work was abandoned  on account of the lateness of the hour, until Monday December 8th when it was resumed by opening the mound from the Northwest. When at the depth of seven and a half feet in the north trench, came upon two enormous skeletons, male and female, lying one above the other, faces together, and heads toward the west. The male by actual measurement, proved to be nine feet six inches, the female eight feet nine inches in length. At about the same depth in the west trench we found two more skeletons, lying two feet apart, faces upward and faces to the east. These, it is believed were full as large as those already measured but the condition in which they were found rendered exact measurement impossible.  On December 22nd we began digging at the southwest portion of the mound, and had not proceeded more than three feet when we discovered an altar made of sand rock. The altar was six feet in width and twelve feet in length, and was filled with clay, and of about the same shape that the mound originally was. Immediately behind or west of the altar, were found three skeletons, lying faces upwards heads toward the south, measuring, respectively: eight feet ten, nine feet two and nine feet four inches in length. In another grave a female skeleton eight feet long and a male skeleton nine feet four inches long- the female the lowermost, and the face downward, and the male on top face upward, behind the site of the altar. After proceeding about four feet, we found, within three feet of the top of the mound, and five feet above the natural surface, a coffin or burial case, made of a peculiar kind of yellow clay, the like of which we have not found in the township, consequently, we believe it was brought from a distance. Within the casket were confined the remains of a female eight feet in length. (There is then a description of finding the Brush Creek Tablet with strange Hieroglyphics on it and then), We have found 11 human skeletons in all. The above report contains nothing but  facts briefly told and knowing that the public has been humbugged and imposed upon by archaeologists, we wish to fortify our own statements by giving the following testimonial. We the undersigned citizens of Brush Creek Township, having been present and taken part in the above excavation, do certify that the statements herewith set forth our true and correct, and in no particular has the writer deviated from the facts in the case.   Signed  Thomas D. Showers, John Worstall,  Marshall Cooper, J.M. Baughman and S.S. Baughman.

After reading several thousand of these accounts over decades of time and all around the country, I must say this one may be the most compelling. Detail ridden, with meticulous measurements of everything. Would we question their measurements of the mounds or altars? Why then would the skeleton measurements be in question when it is clearly stated "by actual measurement."  It is simply that it is troubling data for those who would wish it away. That is why these things are not properly investigated. Take out the giant skeletal measurements and it is easily all accepted as fact. Well, that is, if they didn't also find the Brush Creek Stone that just happened to go missing.
In the Book of Ezekiel, a prophet has a vision of a flying vessel accompanied by fire, smoke and a loud noise. Some ancient alien theorists have argued that the vehicle’s design closely mirrors that of a modern spaceship. 
Is this evidence of Ancient Aliens?http://histv.co/XztOOX
In the Book of Ezekiel, a prophet has a vision of a flying vessel accompanied by fire, smoke and a loud noise. Some ancient alien theorists have argued that the vehicle’s design closely mirrors that of a modern spaceship. Is this evidence of Ancient Aliens? http://histv.co/XztOOX