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THE MYSTERY BENEATH – WILL THE TRUTH SURFACE?

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LAYING 300 FEET BELOW THE OCEAN’S
SURFACE IS POSSIBLY A DISCOVERY THAT COULD
CHANGE THE WORLD.

THE MYSTERY IS IT REALLY A CRASHED UFO?
“While roaming the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland in search of sunken treasures, the men aboard the Ocean Explorer came across a strange, massive object on their sonar. In a documentary filled with the tension and excitement of deep sea adventure, we follow the treasure hunters as they navigate threats both known and unknown to unravel the mystery of this extraordinary discovery.”
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On June 19, 2011 did Treasure Hunters Peter Lindberg, Dennis Asberg and the Ocean X Team unexpectedly find the ultimate treasure? Is it possible that the picture above captured an object that may be the much sought after Holy Grail of UFOLOGY, a 180 foot wide, crashed UFO? This is an absolutely fascinating, fact-filled,  documentary with excellent production values.

It’s got a small touch of reality TV drama, but it avoids the usual scripted  nonsense that a good number of Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Investigation shows suffer from.

Peter Linberg comments on what the recovered radar signatures
might be revealing.

The discovery proves to be an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Ocean X Team as they battle a hostile press while they desperately try to raise money for another deep-sea expedition to the site. But despite the many odds, they succeed in doing so.

The resulting actual footage of this second expedition to the anomaly is incredible. As well as the Diver’s reported side-effects they experienced while exploring the object close-up.

IT’S RATING: 5 Charley’s.
By all consideration, this is a must see documentary.
Near the end of the video a startling revelation is made when data, that was damaged, is recovered.  Upon examination, it adds an even bigger puzzle piece to the mystery.  At the end, the Ocean X Team
is filmed meeting with people, who all of a sudden, are very interested in what they have found.
Guess who?

WHERE TO SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY:
AMAZON PRIME FREE TO MEMBERS.
If not, you can rent it for $4.99, or buy it for $6.99. The buy it option is unbelievably reasonable.

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HUNTING THE HOUND OF COLD HOLLOW – FREE ON YOUTUBE

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“Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow” is a short documentary created by writer and independent documentary film-maker, J.D. Thompson covering the early stages of an investigation into an ancient New England Werewolf legend hidden in the sleepy mountain towns of the Cold Hollow mountain region of Vermont.“
BLACKHAT ENTERTAINMENT YOUTUBE CHANNEL

“Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow” Opening

RATING: 3 Charley’s
I’m on the fence with this one. First, it’s created by an accomplished documentary film maker and author, J.D. Thompson. Because of this fact, the production value is excellent, so it’s a pleasure to watch and it’s very informative. I am well familiar with supposed “Werewolf” and “Dog Men” cryptid reports from all over the country, but I was not familiar with reports from this particular area of Vermont. So I was intrigued when I stumbled across this FREE documentary on YouTube.

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Interesting B&B Thomson stayed at.
Of course it could be a Bear, they do have them in Cold Hollow.

A general google search only turned up references to “Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow.”  “Werewolves in Vermont” turned up a sighting in Green Mountain National Park, I have included recorded report down below in the REFERENCE section.

Hunting the for Hound of Cold Hollow seemed a little too polished at first viewing, because I was expecting a gritty documentary film style. Immediately I questioned if the people appearing in the film were actors or not? None of them were identified on screen, so that’s usually a red flag. Luckily, Thompson clears this question up in his FAQ, that’s conveniently included in the description of the video on his YouTube post. (Which, BTW, is a must read.) “They are not actors and they are all residents of the Cold Hollow region.” That doesn’t mean they are the actual first-hand witnesses however. Thompson also uses the discredited Gable film* and refers to it as a hoax and further discusses it in the same FAQ.

Supposed actual “Howlings” recorded of an unknown animal by an unnamed resident of Cold Hollow. Audio courtesy of Justin Larose.

There are several references in the movie to historical events involving “Werewolves” in the area. Specifically; “In 1951, an article featured in National Geographic reported sightings of the Werewolf as far south as Washington County, Vermont in the forests near Groton Pond.” Which is only about 1 hour and 30 minutes south from the Cold Hollow region.

I couldn’t check this article out as I have to be a subscriber to Nat. Geo. to get online access to the archives. Perhaps there is a Fortean researcher reading this right now who is a subscriber and can please look this article up? Unfortunately, the issue number and date are not mentioned in the video.

There’s also a strange incident of a cheaply acquired ancient Irish book on shape-shifters that is later stolen from Thompson. Other than a quick mention at the very end of the video “that there were criminal proceedings against the suspect, but no charges were ever filed.” It’s never adequately explained. It’s all these loose ends that bother me.

From the standpoint of this documentary serving as an introduction to a possibly new Fortean hot-spot in Vermont, inhabited by a cryptid, the video delivers on that. If it also serves as a catalyst for more serious research, all the better. Such research might encourage credible witnesses to come forth. These events may add some substance to what is now considered a legend lurking in the Cold Hollow Mountains. My greatest concern is that the “Hound and/or “Werewolf”” takes on a life of its own and becomes an internet meme, much the way the Slenderman mouse-clicked his way into the exclusive, member’s only, Fortean Club.

*Scroll down to REFERENCES to see a clearer copy of the Gable film and the exposé.  

WHERE TO SEE HUNTING THE HOUND OF COLD HOLLOW: FREE ON YOUTUBE
BlackHat Entertainment YouTube Channel
(Want to watch it on your flat screen TV?
Stream YouTube through Roku if you have it.)
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REFERENCES:
THE HOUND OF COLD HOLLOW
For more on the legend and the research leading up to this documentary, go to J.D. Thomson’s web site:
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INTRODUCTION TO THE VERMONT WEREWOLF LEGEND
The Werewolf Lectures: Episode 1
In 2018, the short film “Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow” was created based on J.D. Thompson’s article “Werewolves Are Definitely Not Real…Right?” published by Playboy in 2015. In response to viewer questions about the history of werewolves and werewolf lore, Blackhat Entertainment is launching a new web-based radio series “The Werewolf Lectures.” In this episode the creator of “Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow” explains his interest in pursuing the Vermont werewolf legend and reads from his original 2015 Playboy article.
BLACKHAT ENTERTAINMENT YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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WEREWOLVES ARE DEFINITELY NOT REAL…RIGHT?

J.D. Thompson’s Playboy article of October 30th 2015. His research for the documentary lead to this article.
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ANOTHER WEREWOLF IN VERMONT
Strange Encounters – Episode 2

In this audio recording, a 24 year old Vermont woman shares her frightening encounter with what she can only describe as a “real-life werewolf.” Her encounter left her and her friend traumatized and to this day, they will not return to the Green Mountains National Park.
FROM THE RUSTY WEST YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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(NOTE: This recorded report dates back to 2014, the same time J.D. Thompson was making his documentary In Enosburg, located in Franklin County, VT. The Cold Hollow Mountain region is about two hours north of Green Mountain Park.)

VERMONT LAND TRUST
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Interesting development for Cold Hollow,
supposed home of the “Werewolf.”
More than 700 Acres Conserved within
Important Wildlife Corridor
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*THE GABLE FILM:

 

Created by Mike Agrusa the  Gable film  went viral on the internet during 2007. The film, allegedly filmed during the 1970s, depicts what appears to be a Michigan Dog man.
FROM MuseumOfTheWeird YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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Visit their website, and after the lock downs,
visit their Museum in Austin Texas.
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THE TV SHOW MONSTER QUEST EXPOSES THE
GABLE FILM AS A HOAX!

Steve Cook reveals the Gable Film Hoax on Monster Quest.
Creator of the Gable Film, Mike Agusa shows how he created it.
FROM: CHEAPHUNTER YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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SOME MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION
ON J.D. THOMPSON, CREATOR OF
HUNTING THE HOUND OF COLD HOLLOW
RECENT DOCUMENTARY FILMS BY J.D. THOMPSON:
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MOVE OVER NETFLIXS!
In 2016 Thompson released
“The Life Exotic: The Incredible True Story of Joe Schreibvogel.”
Or as today’s Netflix binge watches know Joe Schreibvogel as
“The Tiger King.”
See “The Life Exotic” FOR FREE:
THOMPSON’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: ThompsonAutomatic
The G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma is the world’s largest private zoo featuring over 187 big cats. The zoo is operated by founder Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a. Joe Exotic, the self-described “gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet.” This is his story.
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THOMPSON’S BOOK
The Wolf Clan of Erin:
A Saga of Ireland’s Legendary Tribe of Werewolves
By J.D. Thompson
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In his publishing debut J.D. Thompson revives the Skaldic tradition for the modern reader. Follow him back in time as he weaves a tale of old Ireland. In days when heathen gods were honored and the old ways were still held in the hearts and minds of the native folk. In a time when fairies, wights (reanimated corpses, either human or animal.) and even “Werewolves” were not just the things of fantasy, follow Mayne as he discovers the truth about an ancient tribe said to be shape-shifting “Wolf Men.”
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BOFBRAY
Interested in more “Werewolves and Dog Men?”
See my review of The Beast of Bray Road
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U.F.O. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS THE TRUE STORY OF THE FLYING SAUCERS – FREE

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The most amazing thing about this film is the fact that it was made with the full cooperation of the United States government, and every scrap of evidence it presents was made available to any and all scientific agencies who wanted to examine it. Watch it and make up your own mind about UFO’s — but you’ll lose some sleep over it before you do.
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THIS IS HOW U.F.O. OPENS:
“The motion picture you are about to see is true.
It is not fiction. Much of the information in it has never been told.
You will see it for the first time.”

THIS IS HOW U,F.O ENDS:

RATING:  5 Charley’s – PLUS!
The promotional material for U.F.O. promises that this is “The Motion Picture Scoop of the Century!” Other copy points state: NOW! THE TRUTH ABOUT FLYING SAUCERS! And “SEE IT ALL AS IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!and is still happening!” Additionally, one of the credit lines cites “With the people who actually lived the story of the U.F.O.”

LARGEDARD
The lobby card features the “TOP SECRET” Nick Mariana’s film. The Utah UFO fleet that Navy Chief Photographer Delbert Newhouse filmed. The unfortunate Mantell tragedy. The Washington D.C. aerial swarm “invasion” of 1952, and other dramatic UFO events.

In short, this film promises to be a bombshell, and in truth it is! There is no way you can watch this documentary and not come away with the impression that, way back in 1956, the United States Air Force was openly admitting that U.F.O.s were indeed real.  And reputable witnesses by the dozens were seeing, and also filming strange things in the skies.

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The original Press Kit for the movie. Notice the “newsy” editorial look. This design technique gives it a “torn from today’s headline” immediacy.

They weren’t ready to take the leap of faith required to make a guess that they are interplanetary in origin, but it appears, they were considering that option among other possible solutions. Except for one sighting that is debunked as the planet Jupiter, all the other sightings and films in the movie pass their rigorous investigations and are found to be “unexplained.”

MANTELL
The movie features the tragic death of Captain Mantell, but does nothing to try to explain it away. Years later, however the official verdict was “Mantell lost consciousness while chasing a weather balloon, causing him to crash.”

So the question this video poses is, what made the Air Force go from this open and serious cooperative investigation stance in 1956 to an official policy of complete dismissal and ridicule of UFO reports the carries though to today?

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At the end of the documentary, Albert M. Chop, states his belief that UFOs are a “real, physical phenomenon of unknown origin.” Chop is portrayed by Tom Towers, who was the Aviation reporter for the Los Angeles Examiner. He personally knew Chop before being cast
in the movie.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE:
On the Ufo Bevy Channel
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AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.
In this particular streamed print, the color is terrible on both the Great Falls and Tremonton films. In the black and white version on YouTube, the quality of both films are much better. See the additional YouTube* postings below for better color prints of both films.

CLASSIC REEL
The only way I know of getting this channel is through RoKu. It runs about $6.00 (-/+) a month. It’s a treasure trove of classic movies. Has large selection of movies of all categories, and a tremendous library  of film-nor. New films are added daily. What’s really fun is that they use the original poster from the films for icons. You’ll find U.F.O. in the documentary section.

REFERENCES:
UFO” REVISITED
By Robert Barrow
UFOR
This great article concerning the documentary film, first appeared in 1976 in OFFICIAL UFO Magazine and was very extensive. The entire article [14 pages of regular type] was retyped into two web pages by Jerry Washington & Francis Ridge. Part one is the Al Chop story, of which the documentary was based. Part two covers the other persons portrayed in the movie.
Part One: The Al Chop Story
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Part Two: The Other Players
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TURNER MOVIE CLASSICS’ REVIEW
“There was something up there in that sky, and if they were not balloons, I don’t know what to think.”  So says the character,  Albert M. Chop in this 1956 documentary.
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NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW FROM 1956
THE fact that truth can be more engrossing than fiction is quietly and effectively demonstrated in “Unidentified Flying Objects,” which landed at the Mayfair yesterday. Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse the producers, reportedly assembled their material over a period of two years. They have re-created in black-and-white and in heretofore classified color footage of “flying saucers” the astounding events that have perplexed and/or frightened civilians and the military alike since 1947.
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The Captain Thomas F Mantell, Jr. Marker in Franklin, KY about the crash of his aircraft and death in pursuit of a UFO in 1948. Photographer: Mark S. Hilton.
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Remembering the Mantell Plane Crash After 72 Years
Franklin Favorite News – Franklin, KY – Jan 16, 2020
By Jodi Camp
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*THE UFO FOOTAGE ANALYZED IN THE FILM
AUGUST 15, 1950 – GREAT FALLS, MT.
NICK MARIANA
64 Years On, The Mariana UFO Footage Still Has Experts Divided

By Kieran Dickson – Thursday,  August 7, 2014
Good color footage included.
OUTER PLACES:
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Nick Mariana UFO Footage 1950 Great Falls Montana
This is footage is from U.F.O but the color is much better than the Amazon film. Includes Mariana’s filmed testimony.
From: parkerdonaldmusic YouTube Channel
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JULY 1, 1952 – TREMONTON, UTAH
NAVY CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER DELBERT NEWHOUSE
This is footage is from U.F.O but the color is much better than the Amazon film. Includes Newhouse’s filmed testimony.
From: parkerdonaldmusic YouTube Channel
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THE ARTICLES REFERENCED IN THE FILM:
LIFE MAGAZINE – APRIL 7, 1952
LIFE 4-7-52
For some reason the Life magazine cover shown in the movie was incorrect. Here is the actual cover.  It’s Marilyn Monroe’s first appearance on LIFE. Monroe’s photo makes this copy of
LIFE a highly prized, and expensive collectable item.
COVER BLURB:
THERE IS A CASE FOR INTERPLANETARY SAUCERS
ARTICLE TITLE:

HAVE WE VISITORS FROM SPACE? 
By H. B. Darrach Jr. and Robert Ginna
This and the article below are must reads for anyone who is interested in Classic UFOlogy.
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LOOK MAGAZINE – JULY 1, 1952
LKCOVER
Again, as above, the cover featured in the
U.F.O. film is not the correct one.
Cover close-up
Close-up of the LOOK magazine cover from July 1, 1952.
Is this a depiction of the Mantell incident?
COVER BLURB:
FLYING SAUCERS – THE HUNT GOES ON
ARTICLE TITLE:
WHATEVER IT IS, THE AIR FORCE MUST
HUNT FOR THE FLYING SAUCER

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MAP
The map from the LOOK magazine article.
The caption read: “This map scared the Pentagon. It pinpoints unexplained ‘flying saucer” sightings across the nation with concentrations near vital defense installations.”

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ALBERT M. CHOP
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Sign Oral History Project
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Is Barney Hill telling the truth?

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THE BRIDGEWATER TRIANGLE MYSTERY

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The Bridgewater Triangle” hosts an unusually high volume of reports involving strange happenings, baffling mysteries and sinister deeds. From ghostly hauntings and cryptid animal sightings, to UFO encounters and evidence of satanic ritual sacrifice, this 200-square mile region in Southeastern Massachusetts serves as one of the world’s most diverse and well-known hot spots for paranormal activity
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Was the strange creature that William Russo encountered on a late night walk with his dog one of the dreaded Pukwudgies that the local Wampanoag Indian tribe fears? Here is his chilling account.

RATING:  5 Charley’s
The Bridgewater Triangle encompasses slightly over 200 miles of weird in southeastern Massachusetts. Its points are anchored in the north, by the city of Abington. In the southeast, Freetown and in the southwest, Rehoboth.

TRIANGLE CROP
From ghoulies and ghosties. And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
Traditional Scottish Prayer

And when I write weird, I actually mean REALLY WEIRD. There is not one denizen of the ranks of the  Fortean Pantheon that does not make its appearance in the triangle. Some on a hauntingly regular basis. And this documentary covers them all. The value of the video is that it interviews key investigators and witnesses. So, it’s mostly first-hand source data for you to consider.

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Like the Mothman story in Point Pleasant WV, the Bridgewater Triangle legend begins with Native American and settlers conflicts. The bloody war that spread throughout New England was known as King Philip’s War, named after the Chief who lead the uprising. Five percent of New England’s population was killed in the struggle. Today, many people think there’s an Indian curse on the land, just as the people of Point Pleasant believe their town is cursed in the same way.  (See my review: Eyes of the Mothman.)

Overall it’s an entertaining and highly informative video. If you’ve never heard of the Bridgewater Triangle before, here’s your Masters’ Degree course on it.  Then after viewing it, ask yourself “Can all of these incredible things be happening in an area that anyone on the east coast can easily drive to?”

LORENC Loren Colman
Appearing throughout the video is the much respected researcher Loren Colman. In 1983, Cryptozoologist Colman published his book, Mysterious America. In it he described a 200 square-mile region in southeastern Massachusetts with a long history of strange, paranormal, and sometimes, sinister activity. He called the region, The Bridgewater Triangle.
Learn more about Colman:

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WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME FREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

UFO#2
WHDH Radio reporters Steve Sbraccia and Jerry Lopes
had a close encounter with a huge UFO.

REFERENCES:
The Bridgewater Triangle
Wikipedia:
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HOKOS
Covering 17 thousand acres, the Hockomock swamp is the centerpiece of paranormal activity in the triangle.

Learn more about the fearsome Pukwudgies/Puk-Wudjies
PUCKA
Wikipedia:
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The Boston Globe Archives
Inside the Bridgewater Triangle:
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1978 JOE D
A chance sighting of a Bigfoot-like creature in the winter of 1978, turned Joseph Deandrade into a lifelong Bigfoot investigator and advocate of the paranormal aspect of the Bridgewater Triangle.

ROADTRIPPERS
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A great way to plan your summer road trip when the lock-downs are cancelled. Features a town-by-town break-down of what paranormal activities occurred or continue to occur in the Triangle.
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Check out ROADTRIPPERS’ STRANGE DESTINATIONS page for all your future paranormal safari adventures.
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THE LOCAL MASSACHUSETTS CABLE STATION
Tales of the Bridgewater Triangle – FREE
West Bridgewater TV – YouTube Station
This is a local access cable TV station and a great place to get the history and viewpoints on the Triangle. Host Nathan Mayer speaks with guests on the myths and legends surrounding the “neighborhood” they live in.
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Police Lt. Detective Alvin Alves investigated murders, satanic ritual activities, animal mutilations and disappearances in the Freetown State Forest in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

The Bridgewater Triangle – Bonus Material – Loren Coleman – FREE
West Bridgewater TV – YouTube Station
Bonus interview footage from the documentary.
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BOOKS:
Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle
By Christopher Balzano
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For countless years, the people along the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border have known about the Bridgewater Triangle and the odd things that occur there. But for centuries before that, the Triangle has been a haven for the unexplained, with sightings of weird animals, UFOs, ghosts, and unmarked, strange government vehicles. Now, for the first time, the full light of research is brought to this understudied aspect of the Triangle, including the examination of classic hauntings as well as urban legends told for years as true stories. Learn about the ghosts of Profile and Anawan Rocks in Freetown, the spirits haunting the hospital of the insane in Taunton, the eerie cemeteries in Fairhaven, Attleboro, and Fall River, and many more scary sites. Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island can finally be exposed as one of the most haunted areas of New England.
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The origin of the Dighton rock, with all its mysterious carvings is unknown, but some investigators think it dates back to thousands of years ago.

Dark Woods: Cults, Crime, and the Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest, Massachusetts
By Christopher Balzano
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Throughout its long history, Freetown, Massachusetts, has been a hotbed of criminal and supernatural occurrences in the town’s State Forest. This is the first account of how its darker side connects hauntings with violent crime and local cults. Native American ghosts roam here and evil lurks, making the forest a haven for nasty creatures (the Pukwudgies). A witch looks for favors from young men, Satan cults thrive, and killers kill. Read first-hand accounts from police officials and criminals about the forest. Learn why hauntings continue today. Many come here to enjoy the beauty of Freetown State Forest; these are the stories of those who cannot leave.
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THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL:
Mysterious America:
The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders,
Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures
By Loren Coleman
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Bestselling author and noted Cryptologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable guidebook to America’s most popular local legends, he prepares readers for their own adventure – where to find the unbelievable spectacles on their journey, including: Phantom panthers haunting eastern North America. Bay State ghosts and spirits. Mad gassers in Illinois Champ, the famous Lake Champlain monster, the Minnesota Iceman The Missouri Momo and the infamous Eastern Bigfoot and many more! Coleman’s witty insight and astonishing experiences will captivate followers of Charles Fort and just-plain-curious readers alike. For, as Coleman frankly reveals, these strange creatures and unimaginable wonders may lie just beyond your own backyard.
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Monsters of Massachusetts: Mysterious Creatures in the Bay State
By Loren Coleman
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“Loren Coleman is the first and last name in cryptozoology. He’s blazed the trail for so many of us. Massachusetts mysteries like the Dover Demon and the Bridgewater Triangle have names because Coleman discovered and named them. His years of research gathering the cryptid sightings, physical evidence, and details of these strange creatures and legends have paid off in a big way in Monsters of Massachusetts.”
Jeff Belanger, Author of Weird Massachusetts.
Bizarre beasts of the Bay State featured in this volume include, The Dover Demon, Gloucester Sea Serpent, Hockomock Swamp’s Beasties, Pukwudgees and Bigfoot.
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A RACE OF GIANTS – FREE ON YOUTUBE

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Legends speak of Giants that once walked the earth. In America alone there have been over 1,500 newspaper accounts, including 3,781 skeletons of a race of blond-haired giants discovered and exhumed. Where did the evidence go? Did the Smithsonian Institution cover it up?

“There were giants…”

GILGAM
The Ancient King Gilgamesh was regarded as a superhuman. In The Epic he is said to be 11 cubits (approximately 18 feet) tall. He supposedly reigned for 126 years.

RATING:  2 Charley’s
Overall this is not a video. It’s a voice over reading to stock photos, artwork and historical images.  There are no interviews with archeological experts or ground-pounder researchers. But it’s an interesting and very informative narrative over all. Great for listening to when you’re doing chores or driving.

STONECLAD
Giants were reputedly ferocious warriors with
awesome strength and power.

One aspect though that makes Race of Giants a Fortean natural, is its complete dependence on old newspaper clippings for original source material. It’s exactly the same research method Charles Fort used to write his masterpieces, particularly his first book The Damned. Of which this site pays homage to.

SAINT CHRISTOPHER
Accounts of Saint Christopher claim he was 12 feet
tall and had a dog’s head.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE:
YouTube Movies Channel
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REFERENCES:
Top Ten Giant Discoveries in North America
From: Ancient Origins.
7FT
Where have all these Skeletons
disappeared to?
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Forbidden Archaeology:
The Giants of Ancient North America
From: Disclose.tv
AFGHAN
Did U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan encounter
and kill several giants in self-defense?
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7 Examples of Proof that Giants Existed
From: Medium.com
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An Ecuadorian Giant Skeleton on
display in a museum.
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BOOKS:
The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America:
The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up
(1st Edition) By Richard J. Dewhurst
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A study of the substantial evidence for a former race of giants in North America and its 150-year suppression by the Smithsonian Institution shows how thousands of giant skeletons have been found, particularly in the Mississippi Valley, as well as the ruins of the giants’ cities. Explores 400 years of giant finds, including newspaper articles, first person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports. Reveals the Stonehenge-era megalithic burial complex on Catalina Island with over 4,000 giant skeletons, including kings more than 9 feet tall. Includes more than 100
rare photographs and illustrations of the lost evidence that the Smithsonian has been actively suppressing the physical evidence
for nearly 150 years.
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Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters:
Compelling Evidence of the Incursion of Giants, Their Extraordinary Technology, and Imminent Return
By Dr. Thomas R. Horn and Stephan Quayle
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Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters is a book unlike any other, one that demands the Smithsonian to open its hidden warehouses so the history of ancient America can be rewritten! All of this is chronicled by Dr. Thomas R. Horn, and radio legend Stephen Quayle, Following a secret conference with leaders of the Ute Nation, Zuni, and Hopi tribes. Add two more teams of investigators and film crews to the project and the most compelling evidence of giants in America is finally unveiled. This involves pre-Columbian, dragon/giant-worshiping interlopers who traversed the Atlantic Ocean and secret Anasazi routes to corrupt the earliest Americans with portal-opening sorcery. This corruption involved human sacrifices, ritual cannibalism, and technology of the fallen ones.
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Ancient Giants of the Americas:
Suppressed Evidence and the Hidden History of a Lost Race
By Xaviant Haze
ANCGIANTS
Did a race of ancient giants once inhabit the Americas? Do ancient megalithic stone works, out-of-place artifacts, DNA mysteries, and strange bones provide proof of their existence? Ancient Giants of the Americas reveals an array of astounding truths, including: How giants were a dominant feature of Native American origin myths. Extraordinary first-person tales about meetings with giant Native Americans. How early pioneers discovered the remains of ancient giants and a previously unknown civilization–and how the Smithsonian successfully covered them up. Your view of American history will never be the same after going down the giant rabbit hole that is Ancient Giants of the Americas.
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BUYING THE SPIRIT

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For many people, Voo Doo is synonymous with black magic and malevolence. It’s regarded with suspicion, conjuring up images of animal sacrifices and mutilated dolls. This powerful documentary takes us straight into this hidden, impenetrable world. Beautifully-made with unbelievable access to Voo Doo practitioners, this film offers an unrivaled insight into this frequently misunderstood religion.
AMAZON PRIME BLURB

A ceremony to protect a girl from a curse.

 

“King Lucifer, King Lucifer, King Lucifer.
Let the one I am talking about,
disappeared from this earth.
Let him go to hell, which is your kingdom,
where you can command him.
King Lucifer, King Lucifer.”
Voo Doo Priest Vladimir Benadel
Performing a ritual seeking protection from a man who has threatened to kill him and his girlfriend.

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During the ceremony for protection from the death threat, Vladimir and his girlfriend  follow the instructions of the Voo Doo Priest, a friend of Vladimir’s, who is conducting the ritual.
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The repeated snapping of a Bullwhip over a fire brings the protection ceremony to a close. Lets hope it works.

RATING: 5 Charley’s – PLUS!
Right from the start, this documentary plunges you into the very core of Voo Doo ceremonial magic. This is an unprecedented glimpse into a religion that the Western world will not accept. We are conducted on this insider’s journey by the Voo Doo Priest* Vladimir Benadel.

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This is Vladimir’s Temple, 30 of his Ancestor’s Spirits live there. They each have their own rooms and very distinct and demanding personalities.
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Frieda, the Queen of Vladimir’s Ancestors. Collectively, the Ancestors granted permission for this documentary to be made.

It is through his intersession, and that of his Ancestor’s Spirits, the production crew is granted access to private ceremonies, ritual customs and Voo Doo Societies.  You will come away with a greater understanding and respect for this vital religious practice. And I guarantee you, you will watch it more than once.

* In Voo Doo, there are both Priests and Priestess. And there is no limit to what practitioner rank either one can rise to.

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Belonging to a Voo Doo Society in Haiti is a way of life and creates a supportive community. The  Societies are a cooperative. They pool their money and donate it to the members most in need at the time. Eve and Odette were the recipients of this month’s pool. They were able to restart their baking business and return to the Friday market to sell their goods.
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A successful day in the market allows Eve and Odette to feed their children and buy expensive water. The excess  food is sold at other markets during the week.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

BIBLE
In treating a sick child, Vladimir reads from the Bible out loud while he conducts the Voo Doo healing ceremony.
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While treating a patient, a Priest is possessed by a Spirit.
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The Voo Doo Priest who sold Vladimir a new Spirit, performs a transference ceremony. Vladimir needs this Spirit to build his business back up because his Ancestor’s Spirits are refusing to work for him anymore. When a Voo Doo Priest or Priestess buys a Spirit, it  is bound to them, and it must do their bidding.

REFERENCES:
Please note, in comparing these two reference sources you may find contradictory information in them. Always continue further research into  any topic you are interested in learning more about.

Voo Doo: Facts About A Misunderstood Religion
From the LIVE SCIENCE website:
Voo Doo is a sensationalized pop-culture caricature of Voudon, an Afro-Caribbean religion that originated in Haiti, though followers can be found in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. It has very little to do with so-called Voo Doo dolls or zombies.
Read the full article:
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The Origins of Voo Doo, the Misunderstood Religion
From the ANCIENT ORIGINS website:
Although the exact origins of Voo Doo are unknown, it is generally agreed that this religion has its roots in West Africa. Modern day Benin is regarded as the birth place of this religion, and the name ‘Voo Doo’ itself means ‘spirit’ in the local Fon language. Read the full article:
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DANCE
Voo Doo Societies often meet each other for ritual ceremonies of song and dance. However, while the festive song and dance ceremony is under way, each Voo Doo Society must remain vigilant. Because each Society may attempt to steal the other one’s magic. Or worse, cast a spell on the opposing Society or its members.

BOOKS:
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
Reputable Voo Doo books are hard to source. My research turned up only two that I felt would give the reader a proper perspective on the religion. If you have any suggestions on other books, please email me though my contact page.

Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti’s Indigenous Spiritual Tradition
By Mambo Chita Tann
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Haitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life. ln Haitian Vodou, Mambo Chita Tann explores the historical roots and contemporary practices of this unique tradition.
Learn customs, beliefs, sacred spaces, and ritual objects. Characteristics and behaviors of the Lwa, the spirits served by Vodou practitioners. Common misconceptions such as “voodoo dolls” and the zombie phenomenon. Questions and answers for attending ceremonies and getting involved in a sosyete (Vodou house).
Correspondence tables, Kreyol glossary, supplemental prayer texts, and an extensive list of reference books and online resources. Well-researched, comprehensive, and engaging, Haitian Vodou will be a welcome addition for people new to Haitian spirituality as well as for students, practitioners, and academics.
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Secrets of Voo Doo
By Milo Rigaud
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Secrets of Voo Doo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods of Loas and their function, the symbols, signs, rituals and the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo; and the procedures for performing magical rites are given.
“Voo Doo,” derived from the words meaning “introspection” and “mystere,” is a system of belies about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo’s outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted. Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Drawings and photographs by Odette Mennesson-Rigaud.
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“OPENING TO ANGELS” AND “LORNA BYRNE, THE LADY WHO SEES ANGELS” – 2 FREE DOCUMENTARIES

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According to Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine,* this is by far the best film out on Angels. It Includes an unprecedented collection of interviews with researchers, experiencers and the best known, most credible authorities on this topic in the world today. Discover your Guardian Angel and become more receptive to the Angelic Realm in your daily life.
 AMAZON PRIME/YOUTUBE BLURB

 

RATING: 5 Charley’s
A perfect video in this time of isolation and uncertainty. The angelic realm, is all too often overlooked or ignored. All religions have angels, and we all have, according to this video our own Guardian Angel that we can call on in our time of need. All we have to do is reach out, quietly listen and look for the light.

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Alma Daniel, Co-Author of “Ask Your Angels”
takes you through a meditation technique that will
put you in-touch with your Guardian Angel.

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Beautiful and inspiring Angelic art is featured all
throughout the video.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE:
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(Access YouTube through your smart TV or Roku if you want to see it on the big screen. The definition may not be as sharp as it is on Amazon Prime.)

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REFERENCES:
FINDHORN
The reason I am providing background on Findhorn, is that it’s mentioned several times in the video. Also, one of the presenters, Dorothy Maclean, is a co-founder of the Findhorn Community. Sadly Ms. Maclean passed away on March 12th 2020. Her life’s work, the Findhorn Spiritual Community robustly continues on.
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Dorothy Maclean in Opening to Angels.
Co-founder of Findhorn. Find out all about this
unique, one of a kind Community of Peace below.

FINDHORN
FINDHORN

The Findhorn Foundation is a Scottish charitable trust registered in 1972, formed by the spiritual community at the Findhorn Ecovillage, one of the largest intentional communities in Britain. It has been home to thousands of residents from more than 40 countries. Headquartered in Findhorn, Moray, Scotland, and the purpose of the village and the foundation is Spirituality.

Findhorn Foundation:
The Findhorn Foundation is a dynamic experiment where everyday life is guided by the inner voice of spirits, where we work in co-creation with the intelligence of nature and take inspired action towards our vision of a better world. We share our learning and way of life in experiential workshops, conferences and events that take place within a thriving community and Ecovillage.
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Findhorn Video:
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Download Findhorn’s Annual Magazine, Transform.
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Free Live-stream events and Free Spiritual Video
on Demand Library:
(Scroll down the long list to the TEDXFindhorn talks.)
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ANOTHER FREE ANGEL YOUTUBE VIDEO
Lorna Byrne: The Lady Who Sees Angels Documentary
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“Working with Lorna Byrne and producing this documentary about her amazing life and gifts was truly an extraordinary experience. Lorna is perhaps the most honest and humble person I have ever met. She will say that she doesn’t know why God chose her to spread
his messages of love and religious tolerance, but I think God chose very wisely. Watch the documentary and see why millions of people worldwide believe in Lorna and her messages from the Angels.” Ted Yacucci, Producer/Director
FROM TED YACUCCI’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Here is a Blessing from this video:
Angels around us, angels beside us,
angels within us. Angels are watching
over you when times are good or stressed.
Their wings gently wrap around you,
whispering you are loved and blessed…
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RATING: 3 Charley’s
Although this is a fascinating video, and filled with hope, Opening to Angels with it’s diversity of presenters and and meditation instructions earns it two extra Charley’s.

*FROM THE BLURB:
Mind Body Spirit Magazine (MBS):
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Mind Body Spirit is a quarterly esoteric magazine published by Watkins Books in London. Like the famous bookshop, the magazine covers a wide range of subjects from contemporary spirituality and self-development, to mysticism and Eastern philosophy. Watkins Mind Body Spirit dates back to 1893, when John Watkins published his first volume of the Book-Notes, which included book reviews, occult news and excerpts from recommended books.

Every issue presents the most anticipated book releases, articles and interviews world-renowned MBS authors. Every spring we publish a list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People to celebrate spiritual activists, writers and teachers of our time.

MBS magazine is available on Apple Newsstand, Google Play, Nook and Kobo. Read the latest issue, download back issues and subscribe to the digital version of Watkins MBS magazine.
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HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER

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Hundreds of reports of phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch have made it one of the most famous paranormal hot spots in the world. Previously unreleased footage and interviews from the scientific study piece together what could be happening there.
Blurb from Amazon Prime

OFFICIAL TRAILER

RATING: 2 Charley’s
I was much disappointed in this over-hyped supposed Fortean Buffet. Viewers are promised never before seen footage, so I expected much more in the way of paranormal footage then what the show delivered. Actually it delivered very little if any at all.

The Director, Jeremy Corbell’s ominous introductory voice-over state’s “The largest scientific study in history, of a paranormal hot spot there are more questions than answers.” My question is, where are the results of this ground breaking study and why are they not in this documentary?

Plus a tip of the hat to Rod Serling for his “land of both shadows and substance” quote would have been nice.

The show is based on the 2005 book, Hunt for the Skinwalker co-authored by Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.d and George Knapp, who are both prominently featured in the film. Basically what they do is wander around the Ranch and verbalize accounts that were reported in the book. The book has many more in-depth details about these accounts.

The interviews with former National Institute of Discovery Sciences (N.I.D.S) are interesting, but they all speak in very broad terms, not specifics. Where is all the hard data they keep referring to?

The very few interviews with local UTE tribal members, who witness on-going UFO activity and have experienced both physical effects and emotional trauma are the highlights of video.

Over all, I think the video is too long. Granted the scenic shots are beautiful, but couple them with long shots of cars and trucks passing by, it gets a bit tedious. I saw little need for the campfires scenes featured throughout the video.

Especially the last one where one of the participants was the popular singer Robbie Williams. Where did he come from and why are the cameras capturing these precious, beer buddy drinking, “Gee-whiz, Kumbaya moments?  Shouldn’t these valuable cameras be trained on some of the many paranormal hot-spots on the ranch to see what they might capture?

Furthermore, we all know what grisly images the mind brings up when the subject of cattle mutilations come up. This is one segment of the film where the director could have used way less footage. A quick far away, establishing still shot was all the viewers needed to see here. Instead, the camera lingers over several unfortunate victims of these heinous acts. With one close-up after another pointing out the extent of the mutilations.

Then, we are treated to footage of N.I.D.S investigators further hacking away at the corpses. This hacking also looks pretty random here. Shouldn’t a Forensic specialist been consulted here? Pretty brutal footage overall.

Perhaps a warning slate,  before these cuts (No pun intended here.) of VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED would have helped. Honestly, do we need to see a mutilated cow’s ear skatey-eight dozen times?

Unfortunately the only way to see this video, if you want to see it, is to buy it. No free pass here even to Amazon Prime members. Overall, I think the book tells a better and a more believable story about the Skinwalker ranch, although there are discrepancies throughout it as well.

THE PRINCIPLE PLAYERS

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WHO IS THIS GUY?

The Rancher in this photo (48:00 minutes in) is not identified in the video. In fact, if you blink, you’ll miss it.  So whose picture is this? And why is the former owner’s family name, whoever they may be, never mentioned anywhere in this video?

In the book, Hunt for the Skinwalker the owners of the ranch were identified as Tom and Ellen Gorman. And the book was dedicated to the Gorman family for “their extraordinary courage.”
Hense the Gorman ranch.  Also in the book, the exact location of the ranch is shrouded in secrecy. Now the former owners are identified as Terry and Gwen Sherman. Their names appear in two places. One, in the History Channel’s promo for their new Skinwalker Ranch series:
HOW THE SKINWALKER RANCH BECAME A HOT BED OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
The History Channel.
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And two, www.skinwalkerranch.org this site, though an .org, it seems to be hosted by Ryan Skinner. His .com is pointed to the .org. Skinner is the author of several books on the Skinwalker ranch and they are all on sale on the site. This site was also being used to raise money for Skinner to make a documentary on the ranch.
The Gofundme page has since been deactivated and no longer taking donations.  Overall, I found the site to pretty accurate and informative. I can’t speak for the books, because I never read any.
For the Sherman citation, see under
“Timeline: History of the Ranch – 1994.”

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GEORGE KNAPP
Is an American television investigative journalist, news anchor, and talk radio host. Knapp has been recognized with Edward R. Murrow Awards, Peabody Awards, and between 6 and 24regional Emmy Awards depending on the source. Knapp also shared in a 2008 Peabody Award. He co-wrote the book this video was based on, Hunt for the Skin Walker with Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.D
Wikipedia
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ROBERT THOMAS BIGELOW
Is an American businessman. He owns the hotel chain Budget Suites of America and is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. In 1995, Bigelow founded the National Institute for Discovery Science (N.I.D.S.) to research and advance study of various fringe sciences and paranormal topics, most notably ufology.
Bigelow purchased the Skinwalker ranch in 1996 for $200,000 and turned into an exclusive “Paranormal Laboratory” for N.I.D.S personnel. The results of their investigations was published in in the 2005 book, Hunt for the Skinwalker. The institute was disbanded in 2004.
Wikipedia
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COLM A. KELLEHER, Ph.D

Is a senior research scientist with a twenty-year career in cell and molecular biology. Following his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1983, Dr. Kelleher worked at Canada’s flagship Ontario Cancer Institute, the Terry Fox Laboratory at the British Columbia Cancer Research Center in Vancouver and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver. More recently, Dr. Kelleher served as Research Director for Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas and as administrator for one of its subsidiaries, Space Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Kelleher also acted as team leader and project manager for the National Institute for Discovery Science (N.I.D.S.). Currently, Dr. Kelleher is the Director of Labs for a biotechnology firm in San Francisco. He has authored 38 peer reviewed publications in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry and virology. He co-wrote the book this video was based on the book, Hunt for the Skin Walker with George Knapp, Investigative Journalist.
Skinwalker.org
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Dr. John B. Alexander, N.I.D.S. Consultant
Is a retired United States Army colonel. An infantry officer for much of his career, he is best known as a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons and of military applications of the paranormal. He has written and lectured on the reality of UFOs. He characterizes his career as having “evolved from hard-core mercenary to thanatologist“. Alexander figures prominently in journalist Jon Ronson’s book The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004), and its related Channel 4 documentaries, which examine the subject of New Age ideas influencing the U.S. military.
Wikipedia
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ERIC DAVIS
Dr. Eric Davis, N.I.D.S. Physicist
Now Co-founder, Chief Scientist and Chief Compliance Officer of the Space Excess Corporation. In 1996-2002, he was the Director of Aerospace/Astro Physics at N.I.D.S./Bigelow Aerospace Company, and was a contractor to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies in 2008-2014. In 2002-2005, he was an advanced concepts contractor to the Air Force Research Lab at Edwards AFB, CA.
About Space Excess:
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About Dr. Eric Davis
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REFERENCES:

HISTORYTHE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH
See a preview of the History Channel’s new series.
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Read Skeptic Jason Colavito’s review of the new
History Channel series:

Jason Colavito is an author and editor based in Albany, NY.  He is internationally recognized by scholars, literary theorists, and scientists for his pioneering work exploring the connections between science, pseudoscience, and speculative fiction. His investigations examine the way human beings create and employ the supernatural to alter and understand our reality and our world.
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Read Colavito’s in-depth review of Episode One;
(Caution, lead sentence contains a washing-your-mouth-out-with-soap word.)
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MORE ABOUT JASON COLAVITO:
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BOOKS
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER
by Colm A. Kelleher Ph.D. and  George Knapp
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The author of the controversial bestseller Brain Trust brings his scientific expertise to the chilling true story of unexplained phenomena on Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch — and challenges us with a new vision of reality.

For more than fifty years, the bizarre events at a remote Utah ranch have ranged from the perplexing to the wholly terrifying. Vanishing and mutilated cattle. Unidentified Flying Objects. The appearance of huge, otherworldly creatures. Invisible objects emitting magnetic fields with the power to spark a cattle stampede. Flying orbs of light with dazzling maneuverability and lethal consequences. For one family, life on the Skinwalker Ranch had become a life under siege by an unknown enemy or enemies. Nothing else could explain the horrors that surrounded them — perhaps science could.
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THE CULT OF ALIEN GODS:
H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
by Jason Colavito
ALIENGDS
Many Americans believe that so-called ancient astronauts (visitors from outer space) were responsible for historical wonders like the pyramids. This entertaining and informative book traces the origins of such beliefs to the work of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937).

The author takes the reader through fifty years of pop culture and pseudoscience highlighting such influential figures and developments as Erich von Däniken (Chariots of the Gods), Graham Hancock (Fingerprints of the Gods), Zecharia Sitchin (Twelfth Planet), and the Raelian Revolution.

The astounding and improbable connections among these various characters are revealed, along with the disturbing consequences of Lovecraft’s “little joke” for modern science and public knowledge.
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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.
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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
BCSE

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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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