I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place, and I might be sitting on something spiky.
- The door to the spirit world won't close. No wonder I can feel a cold draft.
- A deep sea treasure hunter has turned ghost hunter, and leads tours on Saturday nights. If there's ectoplasm, he'll still get wet.
- Zombies and demons crowded the Macedonian village of Vevcani recently to take part in a 1400-year-old tradition.
- Researchers warn the Black Death, the plague that devastated medieval Europe, is re-emerging worldwide. I don't want to go on the cart, I'm feeling better.
- Are predictions of the end of the world as we know it in 2012 "manifestly prepostorous"?
- The Heavy Stuff examines the high strangeness of missing time, rods, and shadow beings.
- Witnesses claim they saw F-16s pursue a mile-long UFO over Texas. With video and a lot of USAF denial.
- Researcher Steve Hammons discusses the Texas UFO, asking if it can be compared to the 1997 Phoenix Lights. What are you feeding your cattle, Bill?
- Balls of fire seen in the UK skies since last year have been caught on film.
- UFO researcher Frank Warren interviewed a Phoenix Lights UFO witness in 2006. Part II here.
- The Arlington Institute hosts a public presentation by Dr Harold Puthoff on Feb 1st about the Government's investigations of Remote Viewing.
- Jay Michaelson ponders the compatibility of Ayahuasca and the Kabbalah. Think with the heart, feel with the mind.
- A spiky UFO filmed in Brazil turns out to just be a spiky balloon.
- Stunning photo gallery of ice sculptures in Harbin, China.
- Megachurches are a multibillion dollar industry, but the poor and underprivileged don't see a penny.
- Guatemala's new President, Alvaro Colom, is also a Mayan priest who calls for "equality, cultural diversity and tolerance" in his country. Proof there are still decent human beings in politics.
- The Mayan people have been campaigning for change for decades, and Colom is a positive step in the right direction.
- The Guatemalan government will open the ancient Maya city of Mirador to tourists.
- Mirador is home to one of the world's largest pyramids and is only accessible by helicopter or a two-day jungle hike.
- Try not to drool over this enormous, high-res pic from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Thanks Greg and Kat.
Quote of the Day:
Frank Warren: With the benefit of hindsight, if we could go back . . . what would you have liked to see happen?
Mike Fortson: Well, first of all I would have liked to have seen my ass moving quickly and retrieving a video camera and taping the massive V shaped craft as it passed in front of us. I truly believe this would have ended any speculation that what we and thousands of other Arizonians witnessed that night was something other than flares, planes, blimps or balloons. I really apologize to the world that I did not think clearly and failed to react, as I should have. Instead I just stared and was somewhat paralyzed to the impossible craft I was witnessing.
Other than that, I would like to have seen the media react with a more keen awareness that something spectacular did happen. I would have liked to see them treat our fellow citizens with more respect and accept the fact that “they” (the media) are not the only ones with eyes and a brain.
Interview with Mike Fortson, Phoenix Lights UFO witness