Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gone for a few days

I am sorry everyone who is keeping up with this project of mine, but I will be taking a few days off.  My fiance's father just passed away today.  Please keep us in mind no matter your beliefs and faiths. 

MIB on tape?

Okay, so I'm betting now you're thinking, "Oh great, all this is going to be is a UFO blog."  Well, not really no.  This just came out and it was interesting enough to create another post related to UFOs.  So, the general synopsis of this is, two people spot a UFO and make a report.  Later, two men dressed in black suits with odd physical descriptions show up at their work inquiring about them.  There is a video which gives more detail, which I'm linking below:

You can also read the full report of the UFO sighting and subsequent MIB visit here:  UFO Report 

Now, this is interesting because after years of hearing MIB stories and not a shred of evidence, they walk in all conspicuous to a busy hotel where it is known there will be cameras.  Hmm...  seems kind of odd really.  Also, even though yes, they do match the MIB description, they match another description as well.  That of the Observers in Fringe.

Now, granted, I consider J.J. Abrams a genius, but this is not him.  Nor does it fit the idea of fans, or a publicity stunt.  So, actual MIB or a prank/stunt?  Don't really know.  I do think though, it seems a bit too good to be true, and in this topic, that usually means something's faked.  Sad but true.  I'll post again if something else comes up.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Okay, so for those of you who don't know, BEK refers to Black Eyed Kids.  This is a fairly new paranormal phenomena from the late 90's.  There is not much reference to any such thing before then.  The initial encounter was reported by Brian Bethel.  I won't go into detail on him here as any Google search will turn him and what happened up.  Instead, I am just going to do a brief overview of BEK experiences since most of them follow a specific pattern. 

So, the basic premise goes like this.  You are alone at night, either out somewhere or at your home when you are approached by 1-3 kids or teenagers.  They seem normal at first, but they give you a creepy feeling.  They want some favor of you and are very well spoken.  The favor can be something as mundane as needing to use the phone.  Either way, they have to come inside your house, car, whatever to perform their task.  It is at this point the person notices that the eyes of the kid are completely black.  No, I don't mean punched in the eye, I mean, the entire eye is jet black.  From this point, a sense of unease becomes terror.  The victim denies the request of the kids which prompts the kids to become exceedingly insistent.  Eventually the person leaves or the kids leave once you get out of immediate view.  One story from a camper claims his tent was knocked on all night long by these kids claiming they were cold and begging to be let in.  I have heard of no report which claims a person has let these kids into their house or whatever, but the general feeling is if you do something bad will happen. 

Now, are these things real?  The answer is, no one as yet knows.  The general agreement though is that the eyes are not caused by contacts.  The only proof I have had of this being a natural thing is a report of a young girl who was caught in a flood with chemicals in the water.  The trauma and chemicals caused this effect in her eyes but she died shortly thereafter.  So, for right now I will have to rule that out.  So, assuming this terrifying tale is true, what are they?  There are a ton of theories, but not a shred of evidence to any of them.  Once again, I'm trying not to be lazy but, all of these things can be easily read by a simple google search. 

So, what are my thoughts?  Well, I'm not sure to be honest.  This could easily be faked, but it is so prolific you would almost have to have random kids deciding it would be fun to mess with people and doing it on their own.  That doesn't seem likely to me.  Anyone with any info care to let me know?  I would be very interested to hear it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Skinny Bob Followup

So, after doing some more research I have come to my own conclusions about the Skinny Bob video series.  First though, I'll discuss what it was I found out.  The Zeta Reticuli system mentioned in the first video does indeed exist, but here's where things get a bit odd.  The video says Skinny Bob is from this system, however there is a woman by the name of Nancy Leider who has ran what seems to be a Doomsday cult since the early '90s who claims to  be in contact with these aliens.  I won't go into further details on their beliefs suffice to say they are enough to make anyone's head spin from the crazy.  Needless to say, they endorse the videos fully. 

The main videos to be found on Youtube are released by a group or person who goes by the name 'Discl0sur3'.  Discl0sur3 has been blamed of faking many videos and after looking to see how prolific the name is online, (seems like too much advertising to me), as well as some of the stuff on their wordpress site, I'm not inclined to believe they are a trustworthy source of anything. 

Finally, I mentioned the MJ12 name in relation to a secret group known as Majestic 12 who were assigned by the government to track UFO activity.  The documents relating to the existence of MJ12 have been under close scrutiny, and even though they haven't officially been proven to be fakes, it seems as though most people consider them to be.  I may check back with that later on, but for now, I don't know much more than that about them. 

So, this information to me, only points to the videos being faked.  Granted, some experts have been stumped by them and they are exceedingly well done, but I simply cannot find any evidence to support the idea that they are authentic.  Great job to whoever created them though. 

So, I think my next topic will probably be the Black Eyed Kids, (BEK) phenomena that's been talked about a lot.  Unless of course something more interesting catches my eye or I have investigation material to post.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Skinny Bob Videos

Okay, so for those of you who didn't know, there has been a series of videos, well, one in particular that has caused tons of debate online.  What the video shows is supposed real footage of an alien captured by the US Government in the '40s.  The video also alludes to other documents and video which were also leaked but there are no other traces of this online.  After a little looking around, I found two other related videos, all of which I'll show below before I discuss any further.

This was the first video and the main one which has been causing so much debate. 

Here is the second, and now for the third and last:

Aside from the video itself, there are a few other odd things.  One of which is the film projector sound, which is said to have been added in at the end of some of these videos.  The thing is, I haven't been able to find the original, where it does not have this sound.  One gentleman decided to analyze the original video basing it upon the projector sounds and here is what he found:

All of which is a moot point if the sounds were added in later.  Other points of controversy stem from the smoothness of the video as well as the original person who uploaded it, a user by the name of MJ12.  MJ12 has not responded to any form of message and has removed most information from his/her profile from what I last read.  I couldn't even find the user on Youtube.  Another interesting thing about MJ12 is the username itself.  MJ12 also refers to a group of scientists who supposedly worked on UFO recovery projects. 

So, this is all of the information I have for now, granted all I've done is some very quick research but I'll do some more tomorrow and hopefully find out more about MJ12 (person and group) as well as the videos.  So, for right now, are the videos real?  Part of a viral campaign?  Very elaborate fakes from someone who has way too much time?  I'm not entirely ready to mark the videos off as fake even though I'm doubting their reality very seriously.  What do you think?

The old house

I guess that title is rather cliche, but I couldn't think of another seeing as I just got off of work.  I may go back and see if I can change it later, but for now it will do. 

My fiance and myself were looking for a place to live when we found this historic house in a neighboring city that fell just within our price range.  We both love historic places, so we decided to jump on it.  We moved in a little while later and although nothing odd happened, we did wonder if the house was possibly much older than was originally stated.  Our reasoning for this was how it was constructed primarily.  The basement was a bit strange though.  It was unfinished, but in the back was a room of sorts.  It had a doorway, and small wall with a window.  In the room were two rows of wide benches all the way around it.  Originally we suspected this was used as a cellar but we later began to wonder what else it could have been used for.

After doing some asking around, we learned the house was built in 1861.  The area in which we lived was next to some railroad tracks and apparently the Union destroyed the entire area during their march south in the Civil War.  Guess which house was the only one they left standing?  You guessed it, the one we were in.  Apparently it was converted into use as a hospital during the war.  We couldn't find out too much more about the house except that in the '80s two children were playing with a handgun when one was fatally shot. 

So, this is all of the backstory we could find to the house.  (Well, really had time to find out).  Even still, everything was peaceful and quiet.  Then, one night we were sleeping in the bedroom, and someone started punching the bedroom door.  We of course were rather freaked out.  We jumped out of bed, waited a second to see what would happen, then began to investigate the house.  Everything was locked up and no one was there.  It wasn't too long thereafter that my fiance started to have things happen to her.  They happened to her exclusively from then on for the most part.  The two biggest examples was a huge crash as if a bookcase had toppled to the floor one day while she was home alone.  When she checked, everything was fine.  She had also taken our dog out for a walk one night and had the door slam shut behind her.  Of course, this can be caused by drafts, but we looked into that possibility and there were no drafts which could have caused it. About a month or so later we had to move.  I would not mind going back to the house to visit or even live there again but we shall see what the future holds.

These have been all of my major experiences with other people who can verify what I have said although there has been much more. 

Until I can post some information on actual investigations I think I will post some articles and current events as well as my take on them.  Of course, they will all have a paranormal or peculiar twist to them. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Second encounter on the ridge

So, this next experience is going to be much shorter although it took place over a longer span of time.  That's probably a good thing considering I'm exhausted and really need sleep.  Here goes though. 

A few years later I was camping on the ridge (at the top, the trailer is about halfway up it), with my then significant other.  The night passed peacefully and uneventfully.  The next morning we packed everything up and went back to my neighbor's house.  When we got there, we were shocked to be laughed at almost immediately, and not for the obvious reasons.  We finally got it out of them that they thought we had chickened out and decided to camp at the old trailer instead.  When we asked why, they said because we saw your light there all night.  I wasn't sure what to think at this point because we had never left the top of the ridge all night long. 

Of course, someone could have been snooping around, but here's the catch.  On one side of the property is an older man, his wife and son who do not go out at night at all.  On the other side is a small family who deny being over there, which I am inclined to believe because the only one who would have done it is the youngest family member.  He is slightly mentally challenged though and I have honestly never heard him lie.  The other option would be over the ridge, which means whoever it was would had to have walked right by us.  Considering we were awake around the time they first saw the light below us, that doesn't seem very likely.  So, once again, no one has been able to provide a plausible explanation for this either. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My First Experience

Okay, so as I said before, I've had quite a few things happen to me.  I am only going to try to post the ones which it wasn't just me seeing or feeling what happened.  So, to start this story, I was in my teens and staying at a neighbor's house with his teenage son.  It was about 1 or 2 in the morning, and we were still up.  Boredom set in so we decided it would be a good idea to go to an 70s style old mobile home on their property on the ridge way behind the house.  This mobile home was falling apart and had nothing around it or living in it aside from bugs and snakes for years.  Why we decided to go there I'm still not sure.  So, we packed a light and some walking sticks and away we went.  We pried the door open, hooked our fluorescent lantern from a hook in the ceiling and just relaxed for a bit.  Keep in mind it was very dark that night with a slight breeze and a very, very light rain.  When we decided to go back, we both stood up and heard footsteps outside of the door.  We had both lived in forested areas our whole lives so there wasn't a doubt that the footsteps were made by something on two legs instead of four.  The sounds are distinctive.  We knew there shouldn't be anyone up there and no one knew where we were.  It became even more odd when the footsteps started pacing back and forth outside of the door.  Without knowing what else to do, I grabbed a post which was laying inside and kicked open the door.  When I jumped out, there was no one there.  There were no sounds of running and no sign of anyone.  The weather was not nearly bad enough so any of this could have been mistaken.  At this point we were really perplexed and scared, so we ran back down the ridge to the house.  No one has been able to provide an explanation for this.  This was also not the only thing I have had happen on the ridge.  More on that on my next post.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A brief explanation

When I decided to start this blog, I realized that instead of jumping right in I would need at least some explanation.  Right now it's fairly late, and I've had a busy day so my brain isn't exactly working at full speed but I'll try to make things coherent.  The purpose of this blog is to detail my experiences documenting and investigating paranormal activity.  I use this term fairly loosely in that I also use it to include such things as cryptozoology.  In other words, if it's unexplainable by normal means, I will use the term paranormal.  Now, let me clarify my own stance on this.  I'm not one of the crazies the media seems to love to portray when it comes to the paranormal.  I hold a Masters degree and have a full time job as well as a loving family.  My opinions oftentimes may not fall into the normal range of most people, but that is as crazy as it gets with me.  So, why my interest?  Part of it is that it simply is.  I have always been fascinated by such things.  In today's society, information on anything is readily available so any question a person may have, can be answered.  I like to think, I like to analyze, I enjoy these things immensely.  So, to be able to do that with a subject in which no one really knows what is going on is amazing to me. 

I do believe in the paranormal, but I am also a skeptic.  I do not believe most stories I hear.  I believe people may have misinterpreted something that happened as being something paranormal when it is not.  Everything must be taken in terms of perspective.  What one person sees and understands will not be the same thing as someone else will.  So, I do believe, but I may or may not believe in each individual instance immediately.  I have had my own experiences which I simply have no explanation for, and those I will detail in my next post.  Those contribute to my belief as well.  I also feel that it is crazy to believe we understand everything about our world.  New things are discovered every day.  So, to say that everyone who has ever experienced the paranormal is wrong, in other words, a 100% statistic, is the most foolish statement in the world to me.  Excluding scientific experiments and mathematics, a 100% probability in instances such as anything paranormal is absolutely ridiculous. 

So, introduction out of the way I think.  I will try not to digress from the topic, although I may occasionally.  My main purpose here is to tell about my experiences and investigations as well as my own views on paranormal cases I come across.  I hope everyone reading this finds the blog as interesting as I do.