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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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JESUS IN INDIA

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A seeker’s quest across 4000 miles of India in search of answers as to where Jesus was during the “Hidden Years” from ages 12 to 30.
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RATING: 5 Charley’s.
All documentaries attempt to answer questions. In the Fortean genre, such questions revolve around   whether ghosts, Flying Saucers, Bigfoot, (insert your favorite mystery here,) really exist? Granted, important questions enough to consider. But when a documentary poses questions where the answers may completely rewrite history and challenge the religious beliefs of 2.4 billion Christians worldwide, that’s some documentary.

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Edward T. Martin, Adventurer and Author of
King of Travelers: Jesus’s Lost Years in India

It all started with a few simple questions that Edward T. Martin as a child, asked his Sunday school teachers. Where was Jesus and what was he doing between the ages of 12 and 30 years old? The search for these answers takes Martin, now as an adult, on a whirlwind tour of Holy shrines, churches and Monasteries throughout India and the Himalayas.

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At age 12 Jesus taught the elders of the temple. He then disappeared for 18 years, and did not reappear till age 30.
Where was he?

No matter what your religious beliefs, or non-beliefs are, Jesus in India is an intriguing mystery that just may be solved in this lifetime. All we need is belief in faith.

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The biggest question of them all in this video is:
Did Jesus survive the Crucifixion and travel to India,
Nepal and Tibet?

WHERE TO SEE IT:
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If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

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The venerable Fortean Times addresses this
great mystery.
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REFERENCES:
ABOUT EDWARD T. MARTIN
From the Website: Tomb of Jesus in India
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JESUS IN INDIA – FREE ON YOUTUBE
YouTube Presentation by Edward T. Martin at the
Maharishi Dome of the Age of Enlightenment in Austin, Texas
ARISE Video Studio YouTube Channel
 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” —Luke 2:52. This is the single line in the Bible that describes the 18 years of Jesus’ life from ages 12 to 30. Where was Jesus during those years? For those of us curious to know more, let’s look to Edward T. Martin.

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Is this Christ’s grave? Or, as  He is called in India, Saint Issa?

He is an author and researcher whose findings are showcased in the documentary feature film “Jesus in India.” In this talk, Martin reveals the legends, myths, and historical evidence of Jesus’ life in India. A few of the more provocative discoveries include: clarity regarding the physical appearance of Jesus, evidence of Jesus’ children, and indications of Jesus’ life after crucifixion.
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ABOUT SUZANNE OLSSON “INDIANA SUE”
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Suzanne Olsson  A.K.A. “Indiana Sue” had received the go ahead to enter Christ’s supposed tomb and remove samples for DNA testing. Then 9/11.
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An outline of two feet on a stone plaque that hangs in Christ’s tomb, indicates injuries what may be evidence of a crucifixion. The plaque is now covered up.
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MICHAEL HESEMANN
Historian/Author- Vatican Accredited Journalist
Wikipedia
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Some interesting facts about Hesemann is that he once published and edited a magazine in Germany dealing with paranormal phenomena. He was also the author and co-author of several books on UFOs. The following statement:  “Hesemann hosted a global ufology congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he presented alleged video evidence for the alien autopsy,” from his Wikipedia write-up is incorrect. He in fact, called the now infamous “Santilli, Alien Autopsy film,” along with his co-author Philip Mantle,
“a fake.”
See PG. 201: Beyond Roswell

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Is this the Virgin Mary’s tomb which was destroyed
by the English, in the city of Mari, northern Pakistan?

THE UNKNOWN YEARS OF JESUS
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Aziz Kashmiri, Newspaper Editor and Author,
Christ in Kashmir. Now out of print.

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT:
A Surprising Japanese Interpretation
of the Lost Years of Jesus Christ
From : Ancient Origins.
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Now, coming up on the right folks…

Is Christ actually buried in Japan?
Most Christians believe that Jesus was born and died in the Middle East. However, there is a group of people in Japan who believe a completely different story.
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THE MYSTERY OF JESUS IN JAPAN
By Brent Swancer
From : Mysterious Universe
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BOOKS:
King of Travelers: Jesus’ Lost Years in India
2nd Edition
By Edward T. Martin
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What really happened to Jesus Christ during the mysterious missing 18 years of his life, from the age of 12 to 30, that are not accounted for in the New Testament? Join maverick researcher and explorer Edward T. Martin as he journeys to remote exotic locations in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan and elsewhere, unraveling the mysteries of Jesus’ lost years, attempting to separate myth and legend from fact and evidence. This is the book that inspired the 2008 Paul David’s film distributed by NBC Universal International Television, “JESUS IN INDIA,” as seen on the SUNDANCE Channel.
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Jesus in Kashmir: The Lost Tomb
by Suzanne Olsson
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Picked by Amazon Book Review Editors as one of their favorite History Books of 2018. International Best-selling author, Suzanne Olson spent years living and studying in India and remote Himalayan locations, following the Old Silk Road and the legends of Jesus. She accessed obscure relics and scrolls, and has raised alarms worldwide about the risk of terrorism destroying the evidence the world needs. If there is one chance in a million, or one in a billion that the Roza Bal tomb, or any of the artifacts associated with it, are not fakes, but are indeed connected with Jesus in any way, then the world needs to act quickly to save them and scientifically catalog them before it’s too late. No armchair scholar, her extensive and well-written research is backed up with meticulous notes and resources, dozens of rare photographs, charts and maps. A fascinating work of deep reflection and mesmerizing personal experiences, combining her own genealogy quest with rare ‘boots on the ground’ kind of research acquired at great personal risk. Olsson is now the world’s leading expert on the Roza Bal tomb. This book is a classic worldwide, and best-seller among Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, and Muslims seeking the historical connections to their origins. This is the 5th and final updated edition.
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Jesus Lived in India:
His Unknown Life Before and After the Crucifixion
By Holger Kersten
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Kersten presents irrefutable evidence that Jesus did indeed live in India, dying there in old age. From the author of the best-selling The Jesus Conspiracy. His unknown life before and after the crucifixion. Why has Christianity chosen to ignore its connections with the religions of the East, and to dismiss repeatedly the numerous claims that Jesus spent a large part of his life in India? This compelling book presents irrefutable evidence that Jesus did indeed live in India, dying there in old age. The result of many years of investigative research, Jesus Lived in India takes the reader to all the historical sites connected with Jesus in Israel, the Middle East, Afghanistan and India. As well as revealing age-old links between the Israelites and the East, the evidence found by theologian Holger Kersten points to the following startling conclusions: In his youth Jesus followed the ancient Silk Road to India. While there he studied Buddhism, adopting its tenets and becoming a spiritual master. Jesus survived the crucifixion. And the resurrection, returned to India to die in old age. Jesus was buried in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, where he continues to be revered as a saintly man. The tomb of Jesus still exists in Kashmir.
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THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL:
The Life of Saint Issa: The Lost Years of Jesus Christ in India and the East
By Nicholas Notovitch and Vichada R. Gandhi (Translator)
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A Crimean Jewish adventurer and explorer of India, Notovitch traveled widely across the East in the late nineteenth century. He claimed to have discovered a biographical document in Hemis Monastery – located in modern-day India – from which he created this book. The bold and fantastical claims about Christ attracted attention from scholars of Christianity and the popular media of the time.  Spotting inconsistencies in Notovitch’s account, it was only after being confronted with these that he apparently confessed to having fabricated the biography of Jesus Christ. For some years the entire matter was considered a hoax; until the Indian mystic Swami Abhedananda visited the Hemis Monastery where a monk confirmed that Notovitch had stayed some six weeks there, convalescing with a broken leg, whereupon he read the disputed documents concerning Christ.
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*Jesus in India Poster
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This image was originally commissioned as a magazine cover for a feature article in the Fortean Times. The article was about how Jesus may have traveled through India during ‘the lost years’. The brief was to depict Jesus in the style of a Hindu/Buddhist holy man.
To buy this poster: (This review site has no financial interest in this poster.)
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LEARNING TAROT CARDS – FREE ONLINE CLASSES – FREE EBOOK (SUGGESTED DONATION)

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You’re at home, with time on your hands, looking for something interesting to do. Well here’s your chance, to do something you may have always wanted to do, learn how to read Tarot cards.

Some people claim that the Tarot, with its beautiful mystical imagery, unconscious symbolism and imaginative interpretations, tells the story of life itself. Past, Present and Future.

As a self-development tool, the Tarot is perfect. It can help you make life choices, manifest goals, develop visualization techniques, and aide to meditation and just plain fun. YouTube has a huge selection of Tarot themed videos to choose from. After reviewing many of these, I settled on the following set as I felt they best served a beginner. Ben Lucas, the producer, also uses the famous Rider-Waite cards which is the deck most identified with Tarot reading.

ABOUT THE TWO VIDEOS:
“When I decided to explore the Tarot, I got a little frustrated at first. There was a LOT of information that I had to learn. 78 cards!!! I searched all over YouTube, but couldn’t find a good video that just lays out all the cards one by one. I didn’t care how long the video was.
I just wanted to absorb the meanings of the cards and wished that someone had taken the time to lay it all out there and help get me started. Since I couldn’t find the video I wanted, I resorted to reading a TON of websites and books.
This took a lot of time. Countless hours. Then it occurred to me: If I can’t find the video I want, Why not make it… so that others like me will be able to find it later?”
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RATING:  5 Charley’s
Good instructions, clear descriptions of each card and what they mean in a general sense. Great that they are free so you can view them over and over again. But in this instance I want to award you, the viewer, 5 Charley’s as well. Charles Fort  would have been thrilled that you have decided to take a step into the unknown. Welcome to the world of Tarot.

WHERE TO VIEW THE CLASSES:
FREE ON YOUTUBE
Learn The 78 Tarot Cards in Two Hours – PART ONE
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Learn The 78 Tarot Cards in Two Hours – PART TWO
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FREE EBOOK PDF, EBOOK or KINDLE
(SUGGESTED DONATION)
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As the website’s banner tells you, Global Grey is one woman’s labor of love. Clicking around the site reveals a treasure trove of hard-to-find, out of print books. Especially in the Paranormal, Esoteric & Occult, and Spiritualism categories. There are also literally hundreds of other EBooks to download. From the classics to the obscure. Choose by Author, categories or collections.

Although this site is located in London, in the U.K. your credit card or PayPal can easily make the currency conversion for you. You will have to pay a slight conversion fee. (I am not attached to this website in anyway other than the fact of my recommendation.)
To find out more about Global Grey:
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TO GET YOUR FREE TAROT EBOOK:
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Please consider a donation.
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FREE TAROT READING:
With the Most Famous Deck Ever – The Rider-Waite* Deck
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REFERENCES:
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Pamela Colman Smith:
The Artist Behind the Tarot
Wikipedia:
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AEW#2 Arthur Edward Waite:
The Author Behind the Tarot
Wikipedia:
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*Why Rider-Waite and not Waite-Smith?
Wikipedia:
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REFERENCES FROM THE FEATURED VIDEOS:
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GET A FREE TAROT READING HERE AS WELL
Dedicated to the diversity and beauty of Tarot cards, and have spent over twenty years reading, studying, reviewing and enjoying Tarot cards. We have been here online for Tarot readers, deck collectors and Tarot lovers like you since 1996. Discover here more than 2000 different Tarot, Oracle and Lenormand decks, with a selection of sample card images and full-length, independent reviews of each deck – and find the perfect deck that’s right for you. (The other reference site mentioned in the videos, TAROTPEDIA is no longer active.)
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JUNG Dr. Carl G. Jung on Tarot:
“They are psychological images, symbols with which one plays, as the unconscious seems to play with its contents. They combine in certain ways, and the different combinations correspond to the playful development of events in the history of mankind.”
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, founder of
Analytical Psychology.
Dr, Jung and Archetypes – Wikipedia
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The Rider Tarot Deck
By Arthur Edward Waite (Author) Pamela Colman Smith (Artist)
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The world’s most popular tarot deck!
This classic deck has long been a favorite of beginners as well as tarot enthusiasts. The cards were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite. Smith’s vibrant drawings transformed the standard tarot deck.

“A unique feature of the Rider-Waite deck, and one of the principal reasons for its enduring popularity, is that all of the cards, including the Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols. Prior to the Rider-Waite Tarot, the Pip** cards of almost all tarot decks were marked only with the arrangement of the suit signs — swords, wands, cups, and coins, or pentacles. The pictorial images on all the cards allow interpretations without the need to repeatedly consult explanatory text.
The innovative Minor Arcana, and Pamela Colman Smith’s ability to capture the subtleties of emotion and experience have made the Rider-Waite Tarot a model for the designs of many tarot packs.” — (from The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III) Rider-Waite Tarot was named one of the Top Ten Tarot Decks of All Time by Aeclectic Tarot.
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** Pip cards. In playing cards, pips are small symbols on the front side of the cards that determine the suit of the card and its rank. For example, a standard 52-card deck consists of four suits of thirteen cards each: spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds. Each suit contains three face cards – the jack, queen, and king.

BOOKS:
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)

The Ultimate Guide to Tarot:
A Beginner’s Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot
By Liz Dean (Author)
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The Ultimate Guide to Tarot is an easy-to-use, yet comprehensive reference that introduces the tarot, providing steps on how to begin reading and options for card layouts, followed by a detailed survey of every card of the major and minor Arcana.

Uncover the facts, myth, history, and mystery of the spiritual art of tarot reading. Whether you want to learn to read the cards or deepen your tarot interpretation skills, The Ultimate Guide to Tarot honors the deep heritage of tarot, while guiding you through practical techniques.
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Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom:
A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness
(A New Edition of the Tarot Classic)
By Rachel Pollack
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When it was first published nearly 40-years-ago, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom was an instant classic and inspired generations of Tarot students. Often referred to as the “bible of Tarot books” it has now helped to launch the “Tarot renaissance” we’re seeing today.
Drawing on mythology and esoteric traditions and delving deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card, the book offers a modern psychological interpretation of the tarot archetypes rather than a system of esoteric symbolism.
This book provides: A concise history of Tarot. An introduction to common Tarot spreads. It’s a clear and endlessly useful reference for both beginners and advanced Tarot students.
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The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot:
Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Tarot

Hardcover – By Skye Alexander
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For centuries, witches have used the tarot to seek insights into the past, present, and future. Today, a new generation is discovering the wonder of divining through the cards. Expert tarot reader Skye Alexander shares the many meanings of the cards within the Major and Minor Arcana.
Featuring twelve of the most popular spreads and easy-to-follow explanations of how tarot readings can be interpreted, The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot is the essential guide for successful, insightful tarot readings.
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ABOUT PAMELA COLMAN SMITH, THE ARTIST:
Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story
Hardcover – By Stuart R. Kaplan; Mary K. Greer; Elizabeth Foley O Connor; Melinda Boyd Parsons
PCSBKCRPamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story
brings together the work of four distinguished scholars who have devoted years of research to uncover the life and artistic accomplishments of Pamela Colman Smith. Known to millions as the creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, Pamela Colman Smith (1878 – 1951) was also a stage and costume designer, folklorist, poet, author, illustrator of ballads and folktales, suffragette, and publisher of books and broadsheets.

This collaborative work presents: a richly illustrated biography of Pamela’s life with essays on the events and people that influenced her including Jack Yeats, Ellen Terry, and Photographer Alfred Stieglitz, (Who was also her agent here in the U.S.) Bram Stoker and William Gillette. There is also a chronological survey of her folktales, art and poetry and an exploration of her lasting legacy.
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READ THE FASCINATING STORY ABOUT HOW THE ABOVE BOOK CAME ABOUT:
IT WAS IN THE CARDS:
Stamford publisher brings Pamela Colman Smith’s
art to the masses, again.

By Christina Hennessy Updated 1:23 pm EDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018.
From the CTPost – Bridgewater, Connecticut U.S.A.
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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.
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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.

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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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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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THE MAGICK OF SOLOMON – FREE ON YOUTUBE

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THE MAGICK OF SOLOMON, 2nd Edition is an 85 minute video documentary written and narrated by Anthropologist and ceremonial magician, Carroll “Poke” Runyon, Magister of America’s oldest continually operating Magical Lodge, The Ordo Templi Astartes (O.T.A.).

The first part of the video offers a history of Western Magick, illustrated with graphics and displays, setting forth the author’s theory, based on his own research and experiments, that of visions of spirits obtained by magicians in medieval times were subjective and hypnotic rather than hysterical hallucinations.
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An anthropologist and ceremonial magician, Poke Runyon explains and demonstrates the authentic techniques of ancient ritual magick. Learn how to invoke angels and spirits to visible appearance. Stand in the magick circle with masters of the art as they conjure the spirits of Bael and Astaroth (Baal and Astarte) to visible appearance in the dark mirror upon Solomon’s Triangle.

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A ritual to summon and communicate with a
Spirit in the Dark Mirror.

Discover the scientific truth and psychological validity behind our own culture’s unique and powerful form of shamanism. Experience the mystery and transformative power of Solomon’s Magick! Learn how the forgotten secrets of magick were re-discovered. Learn the truth about angels and demons.
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The Dark Mirror. Used to conjure Angels and Spirits
to have conversations with them.

RATING: 5 Charley’s
First,
this video comes with a caution:

 

The reason for this is perfectly understandable warning is that the video records actual Magikal workings by practitioners of Solomon’s Magick. This is the first time filming like this has been allowed. Sometimes people often rush into situations where they may encounter a problem that they will have no control over. Or they will be disappointed with not getting the results they are seeking.

That’s why when dealing with any type of ceremonial of Magikal working, it is better to proceed slowly. Get the proper training and acquire the discipline you need to devote yourself to the process.

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The Tree of Life, the Kabbalah and its important place in mystic tradition is taught by the Magister.

This video is extremely fascinating and will give you an excellent introduction to this particular  mystery school of Magick. It concentrates on developing and applying the powers of the mind.

Runyon, the facilitator, cites the work of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung as a reconciliation between Magikal philosophy and practices. Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst founded analytical psychology. His ground breaking insights in to the human psyche has gone on to influence such fields as psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.

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“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awake.”
Dr. Carl Gustav Jung

Jung was fascinated with Tarot cards and believed the imagery on them could serve as a doorway to the unconsciousness. He also practiced the I-Ching Oracle for over 30 years. Because of these occult pursuits, he was referred to as “A Mystic.” He last book, published in 1958 dealt with UFOs. It was entitled, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies.

Runyon goes on to quote Jung:
“Beneath and beyond the personal subconscious mind, there flows a vast deep sea of dream images and forgotten lore.”

This observation lead to Jung coining the term, the
Collective Unconscious, which is made of Archetypical images that dwell and influence us in the shadowy realm of the unconscious mind.

In both cases, Jung’s theories, and the Magik that Runyon practices call on exploring and harnessing the latent powers of the mind. In the quote below, it can be said that Runyon’s Magik philosophy dovetails nicely with Jung’s beliefs, or visa-versa. Perhaps Jung’s beliefs dovetails with ancient Magikal philosophies?

“The human imagination, inspired by its divine creator, is the most powerful force in the universe. A river of hopes and dreams that bears us all along, on its flowing course from the beginning, to the end of time. From planet earth out to the farthest stars.”
Carroll “Poke” Runyon, Magister
Enjoy the video and the many lessons it teaches.

CRYSTALBALL
The Crystal Ball. Primarily used for scrying, which is the Magikal practice of looking into a suitable medium in the hope of detecting significant messages or visions.

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 REFERENCES:
The Book of Solomon’s Magick – 1st Edition
By Carroll Poke Runyon. M.A.
BKCR
This book presents unique and effective practical methods for invoking angels into a crystal ball and evoking spirits to visible appearance in a dark mirror. It is the companion book to “The Magick of Solomon” video produced by the same author. The techniques taught in this system are hypnotic and subjective. No special psychic talents are required to master this system. The author guides the reader step-by-step to proficiency in the ancient art of Magick.
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An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles
of Yellow Magic
By Isaac Bonewits
Considered the classic book for an introduction to Esotericism.
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Examines every category of occult phenomena from ESP to Eastern ritual and explores the basic laws of magic, relating them to the natural laws of the universe.
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Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca
By Isaac Bonewits – Forward by Ashleen O’Gaea
WITCHCWICCA
This is an encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Wicca, providing a history of belief and ritual practices of Neopagan Witches, an overview of the evolution and central tenets of modern Paganism and advice on rituals, poetry and magical ethics.
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(Editor’s note: I am fascinated by the interdimensional race of beings known as the Djinn and the Magikal powers they possess. The following recommendations are in my personal library. Bernie.)

JINN MAGIK
Practical Jinn Magick:
Rituals to Unleash the Powers of the Fire Spirits
By Corwin Hargrove
magikal
Jinn Magick is simple to execute, and the results can be some of the best you will find in all of occultism. Much has been written about The Fire Spirits, known as the Jinn (or Djinn), but books of practical Jinn Magick are rare. Hardly any exist, and those that do are often a disappointment. This book reveals a practical method for calling on the Jinn and receiving a response. There are forty-two rituals, and the magick can help with passion, influence, destruction, and transformation.
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Legends of the Fire Spirits
Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar

By Robert Lebling – Forward by Tahir Shah
DIJINN
When Westerners think of a genie, the first image that comes to mind may be Barbara Eden in her pink harem pants or the illuminated blue buffoon from the animated Disney film Aladdin. But to the people of the Arab and Islamic worlds, the picture is dramatically different. Legends of the Fire Spirits looks beyond Westernized caricatures to immerse the reader in the vibrant lore of the jinn—the wondrous, often troublesome, and sometimes terrifying spirit beings of ancient Arab and Islamic tradition.
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The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
By Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip J. Imbrogno
VJINN
If you fear one thing in life, fear the Djinn. This groundbreaking book presents the findings of Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip J. Imbrogno’s investigation into the powerful and mysterious interdimensional beings known as Djinn or genies. It reveals what the djinn are, where they can be found–and their hidden agenda against the human race.

Working with material compiled from a variety of sources–including their own case files, Middle Eastern lore, the Qur’an, teachings of Islamic scholars, and the latest theories in quantum physics–the authors explore the relationship between the djinn, demons, fairies, shadow people, and extraterrestrials. They discuss the military’s interest in these clandestine beings, offer eyewitness accounts of modern human encounters with the djinn, and reveal the location of interdimensional entry points in North America.
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FACTUAL EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY OF U.F.O. ENCOUNTERS – FREE RARE AUDIO TREAT

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This is actually an audio documentary originally sold as a  two vinyl record set released in 1978. The total listening time is 90 minutes.  The individual segments are what they claim to be, interviews with actual  UFO close encounter witnesses. Included in this collection  are first-hand testimony of abductees whose stories are discovered while placed under hypnosis. High-end production values along with a terrific audio mix of music and effects makes it fun to listen to. What’s nice is that they don’t overpower the narrative.

The original sleeve contained two 33 1/3, 12” records and opened book-like after the shrink wrapped was removed. Printed on the inside gatefold are photos and drawings of saucers, aliens and witnesses.
Produced by: Investigative Research Associates, INC., Chicago Illinois*.

PLAYLIST SYNOPSIS’S:
1. Introduction
Narrator Walt Peters gives an overview of the UFO situation and introduces J. Allen Hynek as the Director of this documentary for the producers, Investigative Research Associates.
HYNEKVALLEE  Dr. Hynek  with Dr. Jacques Vallee.

2. Foo Fighters
The Air Force investigates the mysterious Balls of Lights pilots were reporting following their planes during WW2.
FOOF  Foo Fighters in flight

3. The Kenneth Arnold Sighting
This one event is considered the seminal sighting that started the modern UFO era, June 24, 1947.  Kenneth Arnold describes his discussion with the United Press reporter who coined the term “Flying Saucers” after listening to Arnold’s report.
KENNTH A  The true shape of the UFOs

4. Government Involvement
Rare interview with Col. Robert Friend, Director of Project Blue Book from 1958 to 1963.
CLFD Col. Robert Friend (Center)

5. The Simi Valley Sighting
Undercover police officer Melvin Stewart reports what he thinks is a crashing plane.
Multiple police are called to the area and see the UFO, it then hovers over them and reacts to their flashlights with lights, sound and movement.

6. Peecha Case
Farmer Bill Peecha has a close encounter with three huge saucer shaped objects
that seem to be drawing energy from the nearby power lines. The UFOs were seen by multiple witnesses and unexplained power failures occurred in several areas.

7. James Richard Case
Ted Phillips, respected UFO investigator, discussed his specialty of investigating trace landing cases The Richard Case is cited as one of his most interesting landing cases. Police investigation after the eyewitness reports it turns up imprints in the ground, twisted tree limbs and burnt leaves.
TEDP Ted Philips

8. Travis Walton Abduction
Travis Walton recounts his incredible claim of his abduction in 1975. In 1993 Walton’s story was made into a movie starring D.B. Sweeney and James Garner. Dr. Hynek stated after his investigation he feels that, “Mr. Walton is indeed telling the truth.”
TRAVISW Travis Walton

9. Father William Gill Sighting
Classic UFOLOGY here. Father’s Gill sighting from June 25, 1959. Multiple witnesses, occupants sighted and returned hand waves back to the witnesses.
GILL Seen by multiple witnesses.

10. Officer Herbert Schirner Abduction
Police Officer Schirner reports a UFO sighting on night patrol and discovers he can’t account for 30 plus minutes of time. Hypnosis reveals the reason why, and it turns out to be a life changing story.
HS Occupant of the UFO

11. Louise Smith / Kentucky Women Abduction
Three women in Kentucky loose time and suffer from painful physical effects. Hypnosis reveals the whole terrifying story. Actual recording of one of the session.
DR.S Dr. Leo Sprinkle

12. Charles R. Mcquiston,
Expert in Psychological Stress Evaluation (PSE)
My findings are: “None of these cases are a hoax!”

13. Betty and Barney Hill Abduction
Again, more Classic UFOLOGY here. As Kenneth Arnold’s report above ushered in the modern UFO age, this claim introduced the Abductee narrative into pop- culture. Betty Hill recounts the “Interrupted Journey” in her own words. Marjorie Fish tells how she recreated the Star-map seen by Betty Hill while on board the craft.
B&B HILL Betty and Barney Hill with Delsey

14. Crashed Saucer Investigation
Astronaut Gordon Cooper discusses possible government cover-ups. J. Allen Hynek shares a dramatic military UFO crash case between the Texas and Mexico border. Metal recovered from the crash mysteriously disappears. A General’s aide tells of several crashed UFOs with dead occupants that are secretly hidden
away in storage.

15. Summaries and Theories
Noted UFO Experts share their startling conclusions as to what they think UFOs might be. Stanton Friedman, Nuclear Physicist, Dr. Hynek, Astronomer, Computer Scientist Jacques Vallee, and Dr. David Saunders are interviewed. Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981 makes an interesting speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

RATING: 5 Charley’s
Classic! Important! Rare! All in one place!
Most importantly, and sadly, pretty much everyone featured in these interviews, have passed away. These first-hand witness accounts and opinions of the experts is an irreplaceable legacy oral history needs to be preserved.

WHERE TO HEAR IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE
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Spotify
With an FREE account.
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Google Play Store
$0.99 each track. Only has 10 tracks in the collection.

WHERE TO OWN IT:
AMAZON MUSIC
$8.99 to buy the complete collection, $0.99 each.
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REFERENCES:
CAPTURED!
The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World’s
First Documented Alien Abduction
by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden
(Betty and Barney Hill’s niece.)
CAPTURED
Almost 60 years after the UFO abduction of Betty and Barney Hill, more and more people are convinced that UFOs are real and their existence is being covered up by the government. If you have doubts or questions about the Hill case or alien experiences in general, Captured! will give you the answers you’re searching for. The 1961 abduction of the Hills stirred worldwide interest, primarily because of the book The Interrupted Journey, the subsequent media coverage, and a 1975 TV movie, The UFO Incident. The case is mentioned in almost all UFO abduction books. It also became a target for debunkers, who still attack it today. But the complete story of what really happened that day, its effect on the participants, and the findings of investigators has never been told…until now.
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Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted
By Kathleen Marden
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It has been 20 years since the publication of How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction by Ann Druffel. This new book by UFO researcher Kathleen Marden is the handbook for this generation. It is the essential reference guide for those who have experienced contact with nonhuman intelligent entities, families and friends of those “experiencers,” and anyone interested in alien abduction/contact and UFOs.
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How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction
By Ann Druffel
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In 1988 Ann Druffel, who has researched UFOs for 40 years, discovered a little-known fact that had been drowned in abduction hysteria–documented evidence that people have successfully fended off attack by the “greys,” the short, big-eyed aliens now familiar through so much popular media. Using her database of 250 case studies, including 70 “resisters,” Druffel has ascertained 9 techniques that witnesses use to ward off alien entities and even break off abductions in progress. And perhaps even more astonishing, this evidence points to the possible true identity of the greys and their link to the abducting entities of myth and folklore.
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Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers: The Truth Behind the Misinformation, Distortion, and Derision by Debunkers, Government Agencies, and Conspiracy Con-men
by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden
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The mainstream media has misinformed us for years about UFO studies conducted by highly regarded scientists associated with some of the finest universities in the country. There is significant evidence that the U.S. government has covered up the alien presence through misinformation, distortion, obfuscation, and ridicule. Some prominent, politically connected scientists have engaged in the cover up. And a few professional writers have helped to successfully label any scientists who have been persuaded by the evidence and brave enough to take a stand as unscientific charlatans, fanatics, and kooks.
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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.

The Banned Disney UFO Documentary

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*ALBUM CREDITS
Media:
12″ 2-LP
Album: “UFO Encounters”
Label: IRA
Catalog: IRA-1178
Date: 1978
Produced by: Investigative Research Associates, INC., Chicago Illinois.
Producer: Steve Cronen.
Exec. Prod.: Ben Christ.
Scientific Consultants: Center for UFO Studies, Evanston Illinois, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Sherman J. Larsen.
Investigation, Research, Writing: Peter Bordwell, Steve Tom.
Narration: Walt Peters.
Music: DeWolfe Music, Inc.
Music Coordination: Walt Peters.
Musical Effects: Ron Figura.
Recorded at: Starbeat Recording Studios, Deerfield, Illinois.
Engineering, Editing & Mix: Steve Cronen.
Album Design: Steve Schaul.
Album Cover: Trifid Nebula Photo: Copyright by the California Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Reproduced by permission from the Hale Observatories UFO Photos & Documents: Center For UFO Studies.
SOURCE: The 365 DAYS PROJECT FROM WFMU-FM
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ABOUT WFMU – FM
WFMU is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States.
Rolling Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, CMJ and the New York Press have all at one time or another, called WFMU “the best radio station in the country” and the station has also been the subject of feature stories in The New York Times and on the BBC. In recent years the station has gained a large international following due its online operations and counts Simpson’s creator Matt Groening, film director Jim Jarmusch and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, among others, as devoted fans of the station.
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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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GKNAPP
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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TOBERTB
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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COLLMKPHD
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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DRCONST
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
HFSBKC

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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THE MYSTERIOUS VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT – FREE VIDEOS AND A FREE PDF OF IT

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Credits: BBC News Magazine (Simon Worrall)

FROM THE SECRET’S OF NATURE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
See below for the full documentary.

The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British code breakers from both World War I and World War II. The manuscript has never been demonstrably deciphered, and the mystery of its meaning and origin has excited the popular imagination, making it the subject of novels and speculation. None of the many hypotheses proposed over the last hundred years has been independently verified. In 1969, the Voynich manuscript was donated by Hans P. Kraus to Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Wikipedia
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OVER ALL RATING OF THE VIDEOS AND THE SUBJECT:
5 Charley’s
The Voynich manuscript is a mystery that you could literally hold in your hands. That is if you put in an online  request* for the physical copy, then travel to Yale University in New Haven Ct. to view it. It’s a strange book, a beautiful book. A book of many questions, but yields no clues to the possible answers to these questions. Here is a collection of Videos that will take you through the complete history on the book as well as some that offer a possible decoding of its puzzling contents.
Yale allows you to view the manuscript online:
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To download an entire PDF of the Voynich FREE, compliments of the Yale Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
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*Some restrictions may apply.
V#1Gibberish or code? A detail from the Voynich manuscript Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

ALL THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE FREE ON YOUTUBE.
FIRST: THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT MYSTERY:

A SHORT VOYNICH INTRODUCTION:
From the TED-Ed YouTube Channel
(Great Animation of the book!)
The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax
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FULL DOCUMENTARIES:
From the Secrets of Nature YouTube Channel:
The Voynich Code – The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript
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From the Histocrat YouTube Channel:
The Voynich Manuscript
In this video we explore the unsolved enigma that is the Voynich Manuscript, and its often equally bizarre history.
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Deep Dive -The Voynich Manuscript Owners
In this inaugural episode of Deep Diving, I (Histocrat) ramble on about a few points left over from the Voynich manuscript video, then go into full deep dive mode on its strange cast of owners.
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Herbs? Medicine? Gardening Tips?
All of the above? Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  

SECOND: THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT DECODED
From the Voynich Manuscript Research YouTube Channel:
The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious medieval manuscript written in the early 15th century. To date, scientists, historians, mathematicians and linguists have struggled to decipher the manuscript. However, the mystery has finally been put to rest. Ata Team Alberta (ATA) has deciphered and translated over 30% the manuscript. Currently, a formal paper of the philological study was submitted to an academic journal published by John Hopkins University.
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Voynich Manuscript: Update and Q&A
The intent of this video is to give you guys an update on what happened between our last upload till now and to answer some of the questions you had regarding the Voynich Manuscript.
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ANOTHER DECODING CLAIM –
From Ancient Origins Website:
(Reconstructing The Story of Humanity’s Past.)
Claims of ‘cracking the code’ of the Voynich manuscript have lost their sheen somewhat over the last few years, with weak cases being presented from all and sundry. This attempt, described confidently in a research paper by the University of Bristol in South West, UK seems to have solid backing.
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REFERENCES:
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
COVER
The Voynich Manuscript: The Mysterious Code That Has Defied Interpretation for Centuries.
3rd Edition, First North American Edition
An examination of the many theories surrounding this enigmatic text, apparently written in code.
• Reveals the connections between this work and the Cathars, Roger Bacon, and the mystic John Dee.
• Explains the cryptoanalysis methods used in attempts to break the code.
• Includes color images from the manuscript juxtaposed with other medieval writings.
Since its discovery by Wilfrid Voynich in an Italian monastery in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript has baffled scholars and cryptoanalysis with its unidentifiable script and bizarre illustrations. Written in an unknown language or an as yet undecipherable code, this medieval manuscript contains hundreds of illustrations of unknown plants, cosmological charts, and inexplicable scenes of naked “nymphs” bathing in a green liquid that some interpret as a symbolic depiction of human reproduction and the joining of the soul with the body. Both Kindle and Paperback editions are available.
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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

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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
www.videosofthedamned.com

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)
https://amzn.to/3bN8MLb

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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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:
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