Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim and the Blessing of the Water

About six years ago, my friend Anne Blandin and I got together, thinking of ways to create circles of women coming together to pray and talk and work and create... with the intent of focusing on the future for the children. This was really all Anne's idea--  I pretty much just took notes--  which led her to get in contact with Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim who is a Native Oregonian in the truest sense. That contact led to Blessings of the Water, the first two happening in Eugene, ... now, the "Grandmother's circle" has become a large gathering of women. And as these things happen, this creation has taken a life of its own, leaving Anne, and myself, for I'm not in direct contact with any of the sister-strangers in the community, and yet, this energy continues to move outwards.

Grandma Aggie is one of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and we are honored to have her in our community. "Wanishi" Grandma Aggie and our "eau."

Monday, August 23, 2010

What will the 2011 Model of UFO Look Like?

Over the years the descriptions of unidentified flying objects has become as diverse as our automobile models. I am of course being silly . I have noticed that as we become more aware of what is happening in our sky we also have been seeing more than one type of unknown object.

The shapes of the unexplained crafts spotted across the world make me think the intelligence piloting them may also be as diverse as the crafts they use to visit us.

We are all familiar with the saucer style UFO. I believe it may be the first type of craft that we reported seeing . Sort of the model T Ford of UFO crafts. There are paintings and assorted artifacts that are thousands of years old that show saucer shape crafts. They also reference crafts that look like short rockets. Bright light glowing from or surrounding crafts also seems to be shown in ancient art.

Saucers are still seen around the world. Cigar shapes, triangles , cross shaped crafts, orbs, rings, diamond and rectangle shaped crafts all have been spotted in our skies. I have received reports of crafts of pure light as well as one that seemed to be a large living creature. There are many unknowns being seen by many. The idea that they are all ridiculous is ridiculous. By the numbers of sightings alone we must admit and realize something is going on out there and many of us are seeing it.

The size of the UFO 's being spotted is interesting as they too are diverse and range from car size to huge mother ships the size of a building or as long as a football field. I recall reading years ago about a sighting of a mother ship seen by hundreds over long Island in the 1960's . The newspaper article at the time claimed the craft was at least a mile long and wide. That is a very large craft.

There is no doubt that we are being visited. There is no doubt that the crafts used to transport our visitors come in many shapes and forms. I think the only question that really remains is who is responsible for these crafts and who is visiting us.

Judging from the diversity of the UFO's spotted we are being visited by not one but an assortment of beings. I am sure the intelligent life forms building and piloting the crafts that we are seeing are as different from each other as are the crafts we are seeing.

Reports of aliens being seen by people all over the world have also been widely varied in appearance .


Chris Holly's Paranormal World

New Posts at Oregon L.O.W.F.I.

I contribute to Skylaire Alfvegren's L.O.W.F.I. (League Of Western Fortean Intermediaists) site; in the Western Oregon section. I have several new posts up there, including two about an odd outbreak of "compartment syndrome" among high school football students in McMinnville. The syndrome is rare, rarer still is that it doesn't affect so many people at the same time, or, the location on the body, as happened in this case.

Oregon L.O.W.F.I. here.

While you're there, read the other articles there on high strangeness from around the West: Adam Gorightly, Lesley, Andrew Colvin, Skylaire's articles, Brad Stieger, and more.
Thanks to Anya, WOE contributor and Anya Is A Channel , for this alert.
RE-ABS: Not MILABS: How the Covert-Ops' Reverse Engineering of Extraterrestrial Abductees Shifts the Abduction Paradigm by Melinda Leslie, on Kay Wilson's Alien Jigsaw site, which is an excellent site by the way. Here's her opening paragraph:
Twenty years ago I came to learn of my own experiences with extraterrestrial (ET) abduction. After only two years into my discovery process, I suddenly had a new form of encounter – one that included the involvement of military personnel in my experiences. This new discovery led me to research the military or covert-ops involvement in other cases besides my own, and learning that I was not alone. In fact, many abductees share a covert human involvement in their lives. I have now conducted over fifty formal interviews with abductees who have these covert-ops experiences and I'm familiar with at least another fifty more. Over the years, these experiences became the focus of my research, but my definition of them changed as the research grew and changed. I have since come to call these experiences, "the reverse engineering of ET abductees."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Farah Yurdozu on Coast to Coast Tonight!

The amazing Farah Yurdozu, UFO researcher, writer, etc. will be on Coast to Coast tonight! Tune in! Here's her blurb that I stole from her Facebook post:
Tonight (Sunday August 22) I will be on the Coast to Coast am show from 11:00PM Pacific Time. 2:00 AM Eastern time. My newest book "Love in an alien purgatory", ET contact in my own family since 19th century, UFO/ETcover up in the last 6000 years on Turkish land, ancient and new UFO sightings, 1999 earthquake in Turkey and stargates, close encounters in Cappadocian underground cities and more.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The C- Inflluence Blog: Seed Post 4; Folklore and Influences

On the C-Influence blog, new discussions on influences in the paranormal esoteric world, which inspired me to write about my experience as a student of folklore, the field of folklore in context of exploring UFO and paranormal topics, and more.

Friday, August 13, 2010

About five years ago I talked to a very frightened young woman who was a North American Indian. Her family lived in a isolated part of the West in the United States on a reservation.

She belonged to a tight knit family who were very protective of one another. She was very shy and very nervous about talking to me. It took some time but I finally convinced her I would never use her name or location and would not write anything that would cause her family harm.

She then told me the story of what happened to her grandparents while they were on their weekly outing to do their shopping and errands in the town closet to their reservation and home.

She told me they were both in their late 70's. The couple had a weekly ritual of going to town to shop and do their errands making sure they were back home well before dark . They were nervous being out at night as age made driving and the long dark deserted roads from town to the reservation frightening for the couple.

This one particular trip to town was like most all other trips to town. They started off early with their beloved dog in tow. They took care of their errands and stopped for lunch at their favorite spot before packing up their truck for the trip home.

The older couple and their dog were happily driving back home along the winding deserted roads common to their part of the country. It was only 3 in the afternoon leaving them plenty of time to make it back home before nightfall.

Suddenly a small deer came bounding out of the woods and clipped the side of the old couples truck. The couple , dog and deer bounced around before the old man managed to pull off the road.

They got out to inspect the damage and found the truck was incredibly barely touched however the deer was dead. The old man his wife and dog all stood on the side of the road next to the wide open wilderness that surrounded them.

The elderly couple decided to pull out their tool box to try to butcher whatever they could of the deer so the meat would not be wasted.

The old man was busy pulling out what he needed as the woman tugged and dragged the deer off of the road . Their dog was busy sniffing around and wagging his tail rather happy with the entire event.

As he wondered about the edge of the woods the dog suddenly began barking and growling almost in a rage. Both the man and woman stopped what they were doing and called the dog over to them behind the truck on the side of the road.

The dog came running to them with his tail tucked tightly beneath him. The old couple comforted the dog . The woman heard it first , a strange noise like a low hum coming from the woods.

As the couple stood by their truck with their dog they could see what appeared to be a bright white light coming up from the ground making its way towards them and the road.

At once the couple decided to leave the deer and threw their tools in to the back of their truck. They pushed the dog into the cab of the truck between them and took off down the road. All three of them were terrified at what was coming towards them from the woods.

The next thing the couple remembers is driving into the reservation and pulling up in front of their daughters house. It was 10 P.M at night.

The family had been out looking for them and were frantic about where they may have gone. They always were home before dark and never went anywhere the family did not know about.

The family heard the old couple pull into the driveway and went running out to greet them and to find out where they had been.

The old couple seemed dazed. The old man was completely disoriented and confused. He felt weak and needed help getting out of the truck. When questioned to where they had been he seemed confused and could not answer. The old woman had been asleep. When they woke her she said her head hurt and did not know where she was. Laying across the old woman was the couples beloved pet. He was dead.

The couple had no idea where they had been or why they had lost hours of time. They were crushed to find their dog had died and had no idea what had happened to him.

The old couple told their family about the deer and the strange light coming from the woods towards the road. The old man described it as if the sun was rising from the earth and streaking across the woods towards him. The old couple were heartbroken that their dog had died and had no idea why the perfectly healthy pet died on the way home.

The couple felt ill for a few days after this event. The man had a decline in his health after this encounter .

They do not understand what happened or where they were during this lost time event.

The family does not want this made public or for the old couple to endure any discomfort due to this story becoming known in their area.

I do not know why I never wrote about this incident before. I have thought about it often but kept it on my list of things to get to until now.

I recently received a phone call and the story of this elderly couple came clearly back to my mind.

The phone call came a few weeks ago from long time acquaintance who wanted to tell me about a very odd experience that happened to her parents while they were on vacation.

It seems her parents both in their late 70's decided to go on a last minute trip to Maryland to visit old friends who were living there.

They packed up their minivan and their little dog and took off for a visit with their friends. They were leaving from New Jersey and planned to travel down the east coast via the long scenic route with less traffic and less large trucks to deal with .

They were driving along when they decided to stop for lunch around noon.

Nothing unusual took place . They ate lunch and continued on their way. The elderly pair and their little dog drove for a bit longer when they realized they needed to stop for gas.

They were now driving along roads that were lightly traveled and no longer saw many other cars.

The couple stopped for gas . Both the woman and the man and dog got out while filling up to stretch their legs and take the dog for a short walk. As they walked along the side of the gas station with the dog both of them mentioned to the other how odd and bright the sun had become.

They could barely see even though both of them had on sunglasses.

They got back into their car with the dog sitting on the woman's lap and started off down the deserted highway towards their destination. They had just entered Delaware.

They recall taking off in the car and driving along the road away from the gas station.

Hours later the couple's first memory is of pulling over to the side of the road . The man who had been driving was confused and disoriented . The woman was slumped over her seat in a deep sleep.

The man got out of the car and began to walk around the front of the car confused and disoriented. He started to call out for his wife. She heard him calling and started to wake up. When she finally was able to shake herself awake she saw that her husband was pacing back and forth in front of their van calling her name. She looked down into her lap to find her little dog limp and gasping for air.

She opened her door and called to her husband. He seemed to snap out of his pacing and ran over to her door.

The woman and the old man tried to figure out where they were. They were at a loss to what had happened to them . They both felt ill and weak. The couple was very concerned about their now extremely ill pet.

They had no idea where they were and decided to get back on the road and drive to find a sign or town .

They drove a few miles to find a sign telling them they were somewhere in North Carolina.

The couple knew that was impossible as their watches told them only three hours had passed yet they had traveled a huge distance to a place they had never been before. The little dog was barely alive.

The old couple found the next town and first veterinarian they could to try to get help for their little dog.

The vet was kind and took the old people right in to see if she could help the little dog. The vet told the old couple the little dogs lungs were filled with liquid and his little heart was failing. She could do no more but make the little guy comfortable as he was dying. The old couple was devastated.

They stayed with the dog until he passed away. They were overcome with the sorrow of losing their little pal in such a strange way.

The old couple found a motel and stayed overnight in this North Carolina town they did not know.

In the morning they still felt ill and confused. They had the body of their little dog in the back of their van and wanted only to return home where they could bury him in their own backyard.

The elderly couple knew something horrible had happened to them as they had lost a period of three hours and traveled miles of distance in an impossible amount of time ending with the death of their beloved little dog unexplained .

The trip home was long and difficult for this old couple. It took them 13 hours to cover the same distance they did the day before in 3 . They just wanted to go home.

The old couple took turns driving only stopping for gas on the way home. When they returned home late that night they called their daughter and told her of their bizarre trip.

The man in this story had a turn in his health after this trip and has been weak with many different health issues since. The woman remains frightened and confused to what could have happened to them during this strange day of events that seem to be impossible yet happened.

The old couple is mourning the loss of their little dog and do not understand at all what caused the animal to go from perfectly happy, active and wagging to limp and dying in a few hours time.

I found the similarities in both of these cases chilling. I find the accounts of both these older couples to be strange lost time events that certainly lean towards abduction.

Both couples talked of strange bright light and both couples have no memory at all where they had been or what happened to them during the missing hours.

It is not the first time I have had the death of a pet reported to me as a result of a lost time or abduction case. It may be that the transition that takes place during these events are simply something a dog or cat cannot survive. I tend to think it is lucky that both of these senior couples were returned alive and basically in one piece.

The experiences of the older couples years apart , miles apart are remarkably alike. I have not heard nor could I find any other reports as similar as these reports were to each other.

I realize that there may be many other cases like the two of these that just have not been reported . I also realize the longer I do this work that we are very limited in our knowledge to what really is going on all over the world to people on every part of our planet.

I cannot help but wonder if odd lost time events like the two I reported here are happening to the senior citizens of the world . I realize that many elderly people are careful not to report a strange event in fear that family members or society in general will consider them unable to handle being alone or continuing on as productive citizens.

They fear the reaction of the rest of the world making them more inclined to keep an incident like the ones in this article to themselves.

I feel a deep sadness knowing that there may be older people all over the world dealing with lost time or abduction without feeling they can look for help in fear of losing their freedom or facing unkind ridicule .

That is the nature of our society and we are all to blame for it. We have made these subjects a joke. We clearly decided as a society not to deal with it .

This decision has left us alone if we find we are the one looking in to the eyes of the unknown. Trust me nothing on earth can make one feel more alone.

I have only heard of two other events where pets where involved in possible abduction cases and in all of the cases the pets did not survive. I have no idea what goes on during the encounters with the unknown. I do know not everyone or everything taken is returned or survives. A sad side of the reality of the unknown but one we need to understand.

One day if we change our thinking and approach to these subjects we may understand what the truth is concerning our place in this universe. For now all I can do is report to you the encounters of those who are good enough to share what happened to them as they alone faced the terror of the unknown.

Be careful out there and always pay attention to your surroundings.

Copyright © 2008-2010 Chris Holly's Paranormal World


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Patrica Neal: Rest in Peace

Posted on Vintage U.F.O.; sharing it here:

Actress Patricia Neal passed away at age 84 from lung cancer recently. She had suffered greatly in her life; but she also had what sounds like a strong and loving family. I think the following is beautiful:

"She had a beautiful death with her daughters," Warren Langton, a longtime friend, sometimes assistant, and frequent traveling companion of the actress, told The Martha's Vineyard Times.

It's a nice article and bio of her life in the Martha's Vineyard Times: Patricia Neal, 84.

Patricia Neal was fantastic in many films, Hud being one of course. In keeping with Vintage U.F.O.'s theme, we'd like to remember her in the classic 1951 film The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie as the alien Klaatu and Neal as Helen Benson whose character spoke these famous words: "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto" 

A trailer of the film:

And a section of the film  that includes a scene with Patrica Neal:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Posts at The C Influence

New posts up at The 'C'-Influence blog, Rick Phillips and Bruce Duensing's blog/experiment in esoteric and philosophic thought. Lesley and I are both contributors over there. Current discussion is on harmonics.

TCI - SP3 - Lee Actualizes Discussion on Harmonics. My piece is inspired and generated from Bruce Duensing's work on harmonics, energy, cetacean intelligence. . . as usual, when it comes to Bruce, it's difficult to do his work justice. So go over there and read it already!

I've also added my Amazon book suggestions and my "Terrence McKenna" clip of the moment.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bodice Rippers on Etsy

I'm still setting up my Etsy shop, but there are about fifteen books listed so far, as well as a few art cards. If you're a fan of gothic, pulp detective fiction, bodice rippers, vintage books including vintage books on metaphysics, UFOs and esoterica, visit my shop. Also visit other WOE contributors shops: Lesley and Richelle also have shops on Etsy where they sell handmade beaded jewelry.

My user name on Etsy is Venusian23 and you can find me here.
Richelle is here, and Lesley, here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The C Influence: Esoteric Blog

I've been invited to contribute to a new blog created by Rick Phillips and co-moderated by Bruce Duensing: The C Influence. It's a new direction for me; and I hope I can keep up! The idea is to generate discussions around truly esoteric thought and philosophies. . . a bit difficult to explain, take a look and please leave comments! The general idea is to encourage discussion around "seed posts" by other contributors. Who include: Lesley Gunter, Bruce Duensing, Bruce Duensing, Bruceleeeowe, J.S. Flower, Jeff Behnke , Lon Strickler (of Phantoms and Monsters), Rick Phillips and Tom Colucci.

There is a lot of interesting material up already; hard to choose which way to go, so much I want to delve into. We invite you to visit the blog and please, leave comments!