THE EYES OF THE MOTHMAN

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Toting his cameras to the backwoods of West Virginia, documentarian Matthew J. Pellowski attempts to unmask the mystery of the Mothman, a strange, winged creature sighted by four friends in the ‘60s that appeared to spawn a rash of tragic deaths. The incident has gone unexplained for decades but many locals believe that they, too, saw the Mothman…and some fear they might see him again.
Blurb from Amazon Prime

OFFICIAL TRAILER

RATING: 5 Charley’s
The name, Abominable Snowman, was coined in 1921 from foot prints reportedly discovered during the British Mount Everest expedition*. It took almost 100 years for the mythological beast to enter into our collective unconscious to become a cultural icon in the U.S. Now called Bigfoot, Sasquatch and numerous other regional names, we may be very soon on the cusp of acknowledging its existence.

Fast forward to November 12th 1966. Two young couples encounter a terrifying apparition with two huge glowing red eyes that takes flight and pursues their car up to speeds of 100 miles per hour. They escape to a police station and shudder while they make their report of a “large flying man with ten-foot wings”, following their car.”* Thus the legend of Mothman is born.

In comparison to the Abominable Snowman, it’s only taken Mothman 50 years to become a recognizable and accepted cultural icon to the public in general. You don’t have to be a Fortean expert to know who or what Mothman is. Of course many factors have helped speed up this process. The internet for one, social media for the other.
UFO COMPOSITE
What did this massive UFO (Artist’s conception) seen by
multiple eyewitness, have to do with the Mothman and
the disappearance of Merle Partridge’s dog, Bandit?

But the real reason for Mothman’s rise to fame was on the fateful night of November 12th 1966. That sighting event kicked off a series of unexplainable paranormal activity that lasted for 13 months and ended with the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant West Virginia.
SILVER BRIDGE
The memorial plaque for the victims of that tragic event.

The  intense activity consisted of repeated encounters with the Mothman, UFO sightings, visitations of the fearful Men-in-Black, unexplained flashes of lights, chilling ghost-like activity in the
town and more.

This two and a half hour documentary, with interviews of actual eyewitnesses, covers all the aspects of the Mothman mystery and his infamous visit to Point Pleasant.
REMEMBER, BEWARE THE GLOWING RED EYES!

*Wikipedia – Yeti.
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**Wikipedia – Mothman.
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REFERENCES:
BREAKING NEWS: March 18, 2020
IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE
NONHUMAN RESEARCH AGENCY
Robert A. Goerman – Founder and Director
Robert Goerman reveals “The Inverse Law of Mothman.” It states that “Truth decreases as the audience increases.” He explains that, “Ongoing research for contemporary articles, books, and documentaries not only continue to be based upon compromised groundwork, but the mythology has evolved into weapons-grade balonium. The report is available online:
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Love the word “Balonium.”

(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
Get the Book that started it all!
MPBOOK

THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
By John Keel

Translated into over thirteen languages, John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecy is an unsettling true story of the paranormal that has long been regarded as a classic in the literature of the unexplained.
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“There hasn’t been a book written in the last 20 years that deals with mysterious beings, Men in Black, UFOs, or paranormal phenomenon in general that John Keel is not referenced to or quoted in. From his winning Ufologist of the year in 1967 at one of the first UFO conferences hosted by Jim Moseley’s Saucer News, to his sad passing on July 2009 at the age of 79. No one person has made a bigger contribution to modern Fortean studies than Keel.”
Bernie  O’Connor
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MORE JOHN KEEL –
Doug Skinner,
John Keel’s friend for 19 years maintains
www.johnkeel.com in memory of Keel’s legacy. Log on
to view letters Keel exchanged with other UFO investigators.
Also many of his research notes.

Visit John Keel’s Wikipedia Page:

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OTHER MOTHMAN BOOKS:
Books by Loren Coleman
LOREN COLEMAN is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists. In 1960 he started his fieldwork, and after years pursuing cryptozoological mysteries, he began writing. He is the author of numerous books on cryptozoology, including Bigfoot: The True Story of Apes in America and many other titles. Coleman is the founder and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine  (http://cryptozoologymuseum.com). Loren Coleman can be followed on Twitter at @CryptoLoren and on his blog, www.cryptozoonews.com.

Mothman: Evil Incarnate
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With new material by Loren Coleman, extensive annotations on each chapter of The Mothman Prophecies, a detailed Mothman death list, and a gallery of images, Mothman: Evil Incarnate comprises the most up-to-date information on Mothman phenomena. In addition to providing context to John Keel’s cult classic.
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Mothman and other Curious Encounters
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According to Coleman, he felt that the book’s cover illustration by Bill Rebsamen was the most accurate depiction of the Mothman ever created.
(A must read: Chapter 7 – Keel’s Children)
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BUT THE MOTHMAN SAGA CONTINUES TO THIS DAY:

Mothman Dynasty – Chicago’s Winged Humanoids
By Lon Strickler
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The presence of strange winged beings is probably as old as the human imagination. In the late summer of 2011, reports of Mothman-like flying humanoids began to surface in the city of Chicago. After three brief sightings, there were no further accounts. Then unexpectedly in early 2017, a smattering of encounters emerged from different locations throughout the Chicago metro area; until the number reached near fifty sightings before the end of the summer. Why Chicago? Why now? This book will examine the witness accounts and the investigators thought processes, as these incidents were brought to our attention. The sightings continue… but we are determined to find the truth.
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Visit Lon Strickler’s Blog:
Phantoms and Monster – Pulse of the Paranormal.

Updated almost daily. Right now, Lon is staying on top of the Chicago Mothman sightings.
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The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest
By Tobias Wayland
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This book represents over two years of research by a dedicated team of investigators who have taken dozens of reports of a weird, winged humanoid seen around Lake Michigan. Author and investigator Tobias Wayland has collected these reports for the first time in one volume, along with his analysis and insider perspective as a member of the investigative team. The phenomena described within represent the continuation of a decades-long series of events first recorded in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in the late ’60s, but that has likely been with humanity since our advent, and seems just as likely to be with us until our end.
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THE GHOST HUNTER SHOWS TO BINGE BY – PLUS A FREE SHOW

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Steve Shippy began documenting his work on film, and to date has produced and directed 10 feature length documentaries. Including “A Haunting on Hamilton Street,” “A Haunting on Dice Road,” and “A Haunting on Brockway Street” where he investigates haunted locations to uncover the truth, and hopefully bring closure for residents of small towns like his.
Blurb from The Travel Channel
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To learn more about Steve Shippy,
visit the Travel Channel:
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OVERALL RATING OF BOTH SERIES: 5 Charley’s
The first thing I have to share with you is, that I am not a big fan of network “reality” Ghost Hunting shows. I find they tend to have very little “reality” and decent research techniques in them and way too much manufactured drama as a backstory. These are the main reasons such shows are referred to in TV production parlance as docu-dramas.

A Haunting on Potter Street – The Potter Street Station

But then I discovered Steve Shippy, A.K.A. Prozak, the Rapper turned Ghost Hunter on Amazon Prime. First I was impressed with the excellent production value of each show. Then, the well-organized and well equipped Ghost Hunting investigations, he and his team is second to none.

Third, the results the teams gets in terms of video footage and recorded Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sent many a chill down my spine. Of course watching such shows in complete darkness helps foster such goose-bump reactions.

Finally, its Shippy’s approach to the reason he Ghost Hunts. He comes across as genuinely wanting to, not only to help the people who are undergoing unpleasant supernatural intrusions, but also the poor spirits, trapped here, who are causing the haunting situations in the first place. He’s not driven to prove the paranormal is real or not, he just accepts what is happening is real, and then adapts a humanistic approach to deal with the situation at hand.

In Shippy’s defense of not being taken on a “rube ride”, the team always conducts thorough background research in each case. And examine the witnesses’ claims to detect possible fraud and sleight-of-hand trickery. So his acceptance as to the reality of the haunting is a guarded one.

Unfortunately, not all haunts Shippy comes across are all just creaking floors and random knocks in the night. Some are downright cantankerous and demonic in nature, causing vandalism and bodily injury. For encounters like these, Shippy enlists the services of professional Exorcists or Mediums to conduct site cleansings.

While on the subject of professionals, one reoccurring guest Ghost Hunter is Brian Harnois, one of the original team members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.). Their show, Ghost Hunters, premiered way back in 2004 on the SyFi channel. It was the first show of its kind and popularized paranormal reality TV and Ghost Hunting. (Wikipedia). Brian’s catch phrase is “Dude RUN!”

Brian’s style of Ghost Hunting is dramatically opposite of Shippy’s. Brian tends to be more confrontational and in- (the Ghost’s) face, forcing the entity into a physical altercation. This usually results in Brain getting the worst of these exchanges, resulting often in deep red scratches or other unpleasant painful side-effects. Admittedly these touches of “drama” makes for good TV, and satisfies one part of the required reality TV formula.

But it’s not the usual goofiness of other Ghost Hunter shows where the team members are arguing with each other, till they hear a bang. At which point they abruptly end their petty manufactured squabble and begin screaming “What was that? What was that?” Maybe if you had been Ghost Hunting and not reliving high-school, you’d know what that was. But, I digress.

Brian unfortunately brings a lot of baggage with him to the show.  A lot of Ghost Hunter fans are not too happy seeing him again. And they enjoy the fact that he is being brutally be resulted by unearthly claws. A Google search will give you the details. But Shippy fully supports him and respects Brian’s many years of experience and advice.

Now the question remains, is Shippy faking it all? I can’t answer that. Simply I don’t know. But after bingeing my way through all these shows, and seeing and hearing all the circumstantial evidence documented in them, I’ve come away with the conclusion that there may be something out there  lurking in the shadows, worthy of more investigation. Ultimately to be proven if it’s indeed real or not.

All the following Steve Shippy shows are on Amazon Prime.
FREE
if you are a Prime member.
If not, purchase and rental information is included with each listing.

THE SEEKER SERIES:
1– A Haunting on Hamilton Street
2 – A Haunting on Hamilton Street 2 – The Stable
3 – A Haunting on Potter Street – The Potter Street Station
4 – A Haunting in Saginaw, Michigan
5 – A Haunting on Washington Avenue – The Temple Theatre
6 – A Haunting at the Hoyt Library
7 – A Haunting On Dice Road – The Hell House
8 – A Haunting On Dice Road 2 – Town of the Dead

THE HAUNTED SAGINAW SERIES
A Haunting on Brockway Street
A Haunting on Finn Road – The Devil’s Grove

Want to see Steve Shippy’s
NEW SHOW ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL FOR FREE?

Haunting in the Heartland – The Binding at the Gilbert House.
(You’ll witness a successful house cleansing.)
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THIS SHOW’S RATING:
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To see his new series on the Travel Channel
Haunting in the Heartland,
you’ll need a cable or satellite hook-up,
even if you’re are accessing it through Roku.

ONLINE NOW:
Listen to the Johnny Dare Morning Show
for an interview with Steve Shippy.
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Why This Rapper Is Now a Ghost Hunter
INSIDE EDITION INTERVIEW
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ON THE YETI TRAIL- FREE

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For the first time in over a century, Yeti legends and personal accounts have become the subject of scientific studies. Does the yeti really exist? Fascinating and thorough, this film sets out to meet the teams involved in this strange race across the world, featuring laboratories, hair analysis, footprints and DNA as well as the search for samples in Indonesia and the Canadian reserves.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

RATING: 3 Charley’s.
A totally fascinating and informative video, and the expert international cast of field researchers and scientists is truly impressive and unprecedented. You will learn a lot from watching this film, not only about the continuing enigma of Bigfoot, but how the scientific method analyzes purported evidence.

So why not a better Charley rating?

Despite the fact that the many scientists, who were interviewed expressed a willingness to have open-minds, but guarded opinions on the subject of Yeti/Sasquatch/Bigfoot, I felt the documentary crashed at the end.  As it turned out, at least for me, it proved to be very disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t expect it to come out with definitive proof of the discovery of a new human or animal species, but I thought the insinuated atmosphere of open-mindedness would carry the day.

First, the editing was slanted in a particular way. The American team’s DNA analysis, which was presented in the middle of the film, arrived at more possible and stronger evidence that there may indeed be something tangible and real running around out there in the wilderness. These findings alone calls for more serious field and laboratory study. This report would also have giving the film a very dramatic ending.
AUSTIN TEAM
This is the big story here. Why was it ignored?

Instead, for the end of the video, the Director or Producer decided to present the findings of the English team. They announced that they found the evidence of the Yeti to be “Genetically identical to a Polar Bear.”
POLAR BEAR
Why was these findings not questioned or
confirmed by another lab? And why was it
accepted as the final answer to the identity
of the Yeti?

But here, the voice over then goes on to ask,
“How do you explain the presence of a Polar bear among the world’s highest mountains? It’s a species that has only adapted to life on the ice flows of the north.” Here the narrator follows up with the statement, “One enigma replaces another.”  This conundrum is quickly glossed over. In other words, “Nothing to see here folks, move along.”

Why did the documentary makers jump so quickly to this conclusion as being the definitive answer to all the multiple investigations being conducted worldwide? And why did the English team jump the gun with their announcement? As the voice over states; “Contrary to the promise that no information will be available before the publication of a scientific article, the results were announced by the press amid great fanfare.”

The concluding argument goes on to dismisses the entire documentary with the following statement:
“So DNA joins the list of insufficient proof along with the examination of hair under the microscope, the study of foot prints that could have been man made and the gathering of personal accounts that could have been fabricated. Futile too are the photographs and videos taken day and night, all considered to be hoaxes.”

So in other words, all gathered field evidence and the approved scientific method should be completely ruled out in the search for the truth?

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE
Adele Morse YouTube Channel
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THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS: THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS – FREE DOCUMENTARY

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For five years a group of mediums and scientists witnessed more phenomena than in any other experiment in the history of the paranormal, including: recorded conversations with the dead, written messages on sealed film, video of spirit faces and even
spirit forms materializing.
Blurb from the ParanormalX YouTube Channel

THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS

2PAFTERLIFE
Supposed Ghost Photos captured on unexposed film.

BALLS OF LIGHT
Swirling balls of light, seen and captured on video.

ALIEN
Really odd, an “Alien” captured on video, but not seen.

RATING: 3 Charley’s.
Undoubtedly, the claims made in this video, along with the many photos and videos presented, are incredible. With a complete suspension of belief that is. Over all it’s a well-produced video.
Most of its source material is from the original VHS tapes, made during the séances held in 1993 through 1998.  These have not been remastered, so expect some blurriness here and there.

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As a bonus, the Scole team visited the famed “Radio Medium” Marcello Bacci of Grosseto Italy and filmed many of his Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sessions.

My personal take on this documentary is that a great deal of it could be authentic, and you will get the chills while viewing it. But in viewing it a number instances, I felt the producers couldn’t resist the temptation not to “pad it” with either visual effects or over-the-top claims.  After all,  job number one for them is to create compelling “reality” TV.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
YouTube – FREE
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You can also access YouTube through a Roku player if you have one.
That way you can watch it full-screen on your TV.
AMAZON PrimeFREE, if you’re a member.
If not, $1.99 to rent, $7.99 to buy.

FOR A SKEPTIC’S TAKE ON THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS –
Please visit the: SKEPTOID Podcasts by Brian Dunning.
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Please note that during the Covid 19 lock down,
all Podcasts from this site are FREE.
Way to go Brian!

REFERENCES
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
The Scole Experiment
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To learn more about the “Radio Medium” Marcello Bacci,
read the in-depth article on him in SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE:
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MYSTERY OF THE FAIRY CIRCLES

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WHAT ARE THE FAIRY CIRCLES?

When it rains in the Namib, a thick carpet of grass covers the sand and stony desert. But this green layer is punctuated by bare circular patches, as regular as if drawn by a compass. And there are not just one or two of them, but hundreds of thousands. Observed from the air, they could be innumerable golf bunkers – or an abstract painting: Red dots on green background. They appear between 60 to 120 kilometers from the coast and stretch from South Africa to Angola.

They are bordered by a ring of tall, thick grass, which stands out from the surrounding sparse vegetation. But where did these mysterious fairy circles come from? Are they caused by mineral compounds in the ground? Did poisonous plants or poison gas contaminate the subsoil?

Are they the work of insects? Or is it the impact of meteorites that is responsible? And what crucial role do they play in the ecosystem? Three scientific teams have conflicting theories, but finally the amazing secret of the fairy circles is revealed!
AMAZON PRIME

NEWFCI
UFO landings sites? Puzzling Crop Circles? Meteors?

RATING:  2 Charley’s.
On the Fortean rating scale, encounters with fairies, gnomes and the Wee-folk are the makings of a slam-dunk 5 Charley. If this was that type of documentary, which it’s not. So it’s only a 2 Charley.

BUT it’s a beautifully produced nature special. And an excellent example of solid scientific research being applied to solving a reoccurring natural mystery.  Actually, you will find the solution to the circles even more intriguing.
Now, about those Crop Circles…

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME FREE IF YOUR A MEMBER
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REFERENCE
The Mystery Of The Namibian Fairy Circles

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WILLIAM FRIEDKIN’S THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH

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Over 40 years after the release of the “The Exorcist,” Director William Friedkin meets the Vatican’s “Dean of Exorcists,” Father Gabriele Amorth, and receives permission to film his ninth attempt to exorcise a woman named Christina.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

OFFICIAL TRAILER

ITS RATING:  5 Charley’s.
Now, I’m not a lightweight when it comes to horror movies. But “The Exorcist” scared the Heebie-Jeebies out of me. So much so, that I have only seen the film once, and that was on the big screen way back in 1973 when it premiered.

The movie was based on the book, with the same title by the late William Peter Blattey. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie. The book in turn, was based on an actual exorcism.

All of this backstory is covered in great detail by William Friedkin, who also serves as the host and cameraman as he delves into the world of demonic possessions. He was invited by the late Father Amorth to film Christina’s 9th exorcism. Friedkin’s hand-held, point-of-view camera work gives the audience a front row seat to the turbulent ritual. It is revealed during this cleansing that the Demon who possess Christina is not just some run-of-the-mill, low level tormentor, but Satan himself!

RESTRAINED
Several Deacons, much bigger and heavier than Christina
struggled to restrain her during the ritual. That’s
Christina’s mother looking on in the background, praying
along with a room full of family members and friends.

Friedkin then takes his astonishing footage and consults numerous medical and religious authorities to get their professional take as to Christina’s claim of possession and use of exorcism to help heal  people with this diagnosis.  Their learned opinions will surprise you. Couple that with Friedkin’s and his Production Assistant’s later chilling encounter with Christina and her boyfriend in a church will make this one documentary you won’t soon forget.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME

Unfortunately, the only way to see this documentary is to rent it for $3.99, or buy it for $12.99, even if you are a Prime member.

 REFERENCES:
A quick search on Amazon Prime will turn up at least a dozen other exorcism themed documentaries. For a starting point, please see my earlier review of: Return of the Exorcists

Then visit this site to find out more of the Catholic Church’s latest
news on exorcisms:
The Catholic News Agency:
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(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
BREAKING NEWS: (3/27/2020)
Published posthumously, Father Amorth’s (With Marcello Stanzione) last book;
The Devil is Afraid of Me
The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist
was released today.
“For more than 30 years, the Italian priest literally battled the devil by performing more than 60,000 exorcisms. Angelologist Fr. Marcello Stanzione reveals fascinating details of Fr. Amorth’s career—details that have never before appeared in print.”

RSN Religious News Service

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels

by Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Stefano Stimamiglio – editor, et al.
An international best seller.

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RETURN OF THE EXORCISTS

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Explore the heart of good versus demonic evil in this documentary. Guided by Theology Scholar, Father Francis Tiso, this eye-opening film takes you through the Catholic Churches’ startling mobilization to combat malevolent evil in Italy. It features actual footage of disturbing possessions and the unsettling exorcisms performed by the churches most experienced exorcists.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

RETURN OF THE EXORCISTS

 RATING: 5 Charley’s.
Hardly a week goes by when there isn’t an article posted on a news site or a feature story on television that doesn’t discuss exorcism. Popular Ghost Hunting show investigators often call on the services of an exorcist to drive out demons, malevolent Ghosts or Shadow people from the locus in quo. The Church has also begun training priests from all over the world to become qualified in conducting these rituals.

But why now? And why is this one region in Italy seemingly over run with demon possessions? So much so, that the Reverend Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome actually has a call-in radio show for people that think they are possessed, so they can find help and possible relief from their suffering. This documentary deals frankly with the church’s recognition of demon spirits and the steps it is taking to battle these entities world-wide.
(Spoiler Alert! Don’t worry, there is no 360 head turning, vomiting or bloodletting anywhere to be found
in this video. Yes, a curse word or two. A blaspheme here and there, but you know, Demons, what do you expect?)

Visit this site to find out more of the Catholic Church’s stand on exorcisms from an authoritative source:
The Catholic News Agency:
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WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME – FREE IF YOU”RE A MEMBER
If not, $1.99 to rent, $7.99 to buy.

REFERENCES
BREAKING NEWS: (3/27/2020)
Published posthumously, Father Amorth’s Last Book
(With Marcello Stanzione)
The Devil is Afraid of Me
The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist
was released today.
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“For more than 30 years, the Italian priest literally battled the devil by performing more than 60,000 exorcisms. Angelologist Fr. Marcello Stanzione reveals fascinating details of Fr. Amorth’s career—details that have never before appeared in print.”
RSN Religious News Service
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An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels

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by Fr. Gabriele Amorth and Stefano Stimamiglio – editor, et al.
An international best seller.
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WAS THE MOON LANDING FAKED? OR WAS THE DOCUMENTARY?

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OPERATION LUNE – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
This award-winning film exposes how Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 moon landing, featuring interviews from many key players in NASA, “Operation Lune” navigates the viewer through lies and truths; fact and fiction. This is no ordinary documentary. Its intent is to inform and entertain the viewer, but also to shake them-up – make them aware that one should always view television with a critical eye.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

Odd that when you read the last sentence in the above blurb that you get such good advice considering the source it’s coming from.

The plain truth about this video is, that it’s a total fraud.  Well, maybe that’s too strong a phrase to use. How about an “Homage to conspiracy theories?” But I’ll settle for “Mockumentary.”

Usually after I view a video, I do some in-depth research Google diving to see what other background information I can find about the film. After about all of 10 minutes, here’s what turned up:

RATING: PULLING YOUR LEG CHARLEY
Charles Fort, sporting a fake nose and glasses get-up, hereby awards
“Operation Lune” the very first Pulling Your Leg Charley.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER.
Not worth renting or buying. Well, maybe renting just to
see how slickly they pull it off.

FREE ON YOUTUBE:
Akashic Record YouTube Channel
Dark Side of the Moon is a French mockumentary by director William Karel which originally aired on Arte in 2002 with the title Opération Lune. The basic premise for the film is the theory that the television footage from the Apollo 11 Moon landing was faked and recorded in a studio by the CIA with help from director Stanley Kubrick.
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REFERENCES
From Wikipedia:

“It is finally revealed that this is a mockumentary as the end credits roll over a montage of blooper reels, with the main participants laughing over their lines or over their inability to remember them.”
To read the whole back story:
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Then read the Amazon Reviews.
Top positive review:
“Operation Lune” is a satirical French mockumentary.
It’s COMEDY, not fact.

Charles Austin Miller
See all 10 positive reviews

Top critical review:
“A Complete Waste of Time!”
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See all 16 critical reviews
Actually if you compare them, the positive reviews are not that much better than the critical ones.

WAS THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING FAKED?
Let’s take a step back here and give a very broad tip of the hat to the conspiracy theorists. Anything is possible, right? The internet, and particularly YouTube, offers up plenty of food for thought on the Apollo 11 cover-up claim. But remember, “One should always view television with a critical eye.” Now where did we read that advice?

From Space.Com:
Moon-Landing Hoax Still Lives On, 50 Years After Apollo 11.
But Why?
(Posted on July 19, 2019)
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Take a guess which “Mockumentary” they refer to in the article?

ONE MOON LANDING I KNOW WASN’T FAKED.
Bernie O’ConnorEditor, Videos Of The Damned.
Over 12 years ago, I had the honor of interviewing the late Edgar Mitchell, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14. He graciously consented to appear, via phone, on a paranormal themed radio show I was producing and hosting  for our local public radio station.

On February 5, 1971, Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Commander Alan Shepard, spent nine hours working on the lunar surface. During the hour or so we chatted, I posed the question, “Edgar, a lot of people claim the whole space program is a big fake, especially Apollo 11. What would you say to them?”

He laughed and answered, “I know the space program is real. I was there, standing on the Moon looking down on you folks. In fact, I took your picture.”
(Unfortunately I do not have a copy of this show.)

Learn more about Astronaut Edgar Mitchell:
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The legacy of his post-NASA scientific and parapsychology work is carried on through the  Institute of Noetic Sciences.

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THE BANNED DISNEY UFO DOCUMENTARY

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On one evening in March of 1995, without warning, Disney aired a family special. It turned out to be a documentary so controversial that it was pulled from the airwaves and banned from ever being shown again. This is the thrilling story of Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland! The Banned Disney Documentary on UFOs and Alien Abductions!
Blurb from the YouTube Channel, Secret Screening.

RATING:  5 Charley’s.
This may have been the case of the “Disney Imagineers”  doing their jobs too well. I can hear the creative brief now. “Tear it from today’s headlines! Make it real! Make it scary! Make it really socko kiddos so we can blow the rubes otta’ their seats!”

Ultimately, the Imagineers inadvertently wound up recreating the famous 1938 Orson Wells radio play broadcast of the H.G.Wells novel, “War of the Worlds.” This show, although it was announced several times during the broadcast that it was fiction, lead to a country wide Martin invasion panic.*

But this time around, the Disney TV special insinuated that full disclosure by the government was coming soon and that Aliens from other planets are indeed real. Not only are they real, but they are going to abduct and subject you to extreme physical and psychological trauma. Especially the Reptilians and the Mantis people. Except for the nice Aliens that is. They’re the ones that will take you for rides to other planets.

Fostering this sensationalized thesis, was the filmmaker’s excellent interviews with the many luminaries from Ufology, Capt. Kevin Randall and Bob Hopkins to name a few. Then add the terrifying testimony of actual abductees and UFO photos and film footage to visually drive the message home. This all lead to the viewers being taken on a “jump-to-conclusion panic ride.” This was certainly not what the Imagineers would have imagined would happen.

WHERE TO SEE COMMENTARY AND OUT TAKES:
YouTube: Secret Screening Channel by Douglas Mackrell.
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AS FOR THE ADDITIONAL LINK INCLUDED ON THE CHANNEL:
WATCH ALIEN ENCOUNTERS FROM NEW TOMORROWLAND (UNEDITED)
https://youtu.be/KCUmX8Lw5to  DEAD LINK

This video was available several years ago, I know because I watched it. Unfortunately, it’s since been pulled out of circulation. No doubt by request of the copyright owner, an adorable mouse named Mickey and his army of Lawyers.

*TO LISTEN TO THE FULL 1938 WAR OF THE WORLDS RADIO PLAY BROADCAST:
Remember, keep telling yourself, it’s only a radio play
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Interested in more UFO reviews?
Check these out:
U.F.O. The True Story of the Flying Saucers
The famous 1956 movie where the U.S.A.F. believed in them!
Factual Eyewitness Testimony of U.F.O. Encounters
A Rare Audio treat!
To Tell the Truth T.V. show: PLUS get a FREE EBOOK.
Is Barney Hill Telling The Truth?

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TO TELL THE TRUTH COLLECTION & FREE EBOOK

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To Tell the Truth was a top rated U.S. game show that made its debut in 1956. Every week, celebrity panelists had to guess out of three challengers, who the real featured guest was. The variety of featured guests was incredible, ranging from the obscure to historic. Click around YouTube for To Tell The Truth shows and you will be amazed. The show, or at least some variant of it, is still carried on some networks today.

Watch the whole clip below to see if the celebrities guess who the real Barney Hill is.

Here are some very well know Fortean celebrities on
To Tell The Truth:
(Please note: This is an expanded list from a post that was originally on the Anomalist web site.)

1. Barney Hill of the famous abductee couple,
Betty and Barney Hill.

Televised on: 12/12/1966
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To learn more about Betty and Barney Hill:
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 2. Major Donald Keyhoe (Retired)
Televised on: 4/11/1966
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To learn more about Major Keyhoe:
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To download a FREE PDF EBOOK:
Flying Saucers are Real by Donald E. Keyhoe
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3. Doctor J. Allen Hynek
Televised on: 5/25/1964
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To learn more about Doctor Hynek
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4. A Loch Ness Monster Expert:
Roy Mackel is the second guest appearing @ 8:01 minutes,
Included is an actual film of Nessie.
Televised on: 1/2/1967
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To learn more about Roy Mackel:
Sadly, an unsung pioneer of Cryptozoology.
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And for those of you who are unfamiliar with Nessie:
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WHILE YOU’RE ON YOUTUBE, CHECK OUT
THESE FORGOTTEN GEMS!

Major Donald Keyhoe Interview with Mike Wallace.
(With a full  transcript of the interview included.)
Televised on 3/8/1958
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Please note: This video DOES HAVE audio, but for some reason the audio only works on laptops and desktops and not on certain cell phones. I appreciate those of you who informed me. I add as much of a transcript as allowed below. Mike Wallace, father of Chris Wallace, interviews USMC Naval Aviator Major Donald Keyhoe who, as co-founder of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) became a well known UFO researcher in the 1950s through 1960s. In this interview, Major Keyhoe addresses the high quality of aviators and air traffic controllers making reports, reasons for why the US government maintained secrecy and the Air Force censorship of his previous interview on 22 January 1958 with Armstrong Circle Theater.
BLURB FROM TED OWENS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Father William Gill, in his own words, talks about his encounter
with a UFO and its occupants in 1959:
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For a more in-depth report on this incredible sighting, visit the Black Vault:
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TOTAL VIDEO/AUDIO RATINGS: 5 Charley’s
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The quarantined hours will just fly by!

Interested in more UFO reviews?
Check these out:
U.F.O. The True Story of the Flying Saucers
The famous 1956 movie where the U.S.A.F. believed in them!
Factual Eyewitness Testimony of U.F.O. Encounters
A Rare Audio treat!
The Banned Disney UFO Documentary

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
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