Thursday, May 31, 2012

Still alive and kicking

Hey everyone, I know it's been a while but I've been really busy and so took a short break.  Rest assured I will have more updates soon, including any indication if I can find the Missouri Mystery Mound area using simple maps.  Be patient and I will be back soon!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MIB Video Update

So, sorry I haven't had time to analyze any maps or anything for the Mystery Mound.  But, I did hear an interview from the investigators involved with the MIB video.  Consensus is...  this was not a hoax or a fake in any way.  The people who originally had the encounter have quit their jobs and have reported all sorts of other activity now occurring in their homes.  In other words, they are very scared.  According to those who spoke with the alleged MIB, they had on really bad wigs, had no eyebrows, were extremely pale with huge blue eyes which were described as "hypnotizing."  So, final verdict, something odd did occur, and may still be occurring but what exactly it is or was is still under question.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Missouri Mystery Mound Part 2

After about two or three trips, Teague finally found what he was looking for while exploring the Mark Twain National Forest.  Following the directions from his clues, he came upon a rock which looked to be in the shape of a lizard.

From this point on, things begin to exhibit a much higher level of strange.  During subsequent trips, Teague claims to have found many carvings and doorways into the mound itself.  Some of those are shown below.

Teague claims other things have been noted as well.  One of the most striking is that the area has been shaped into different images which can only be seen from the air.  After examining those images, I chose not to include them in this post simply because I believe he's seeing the same thing which allows us to see shapes in clouds.  The mind is simply trying to make sense of what it's seeing and so sees familiar shapes.  I could not find anything definitely striking about the images.  However, in the below image he does claim the lines are boundary walls.

Teague made many trips to the mound, even to the point of bringing friends and visitors to see it as well.  Each time he and his associates went, they were accosted by a group of men who wanted Teague's group to come with them.  Teague always refused.  Sometimes the encounters were even threatening.  What the men were doing there or protecting, Teague doesn't know.

As another point of oddity, Teague also claims to have seen creatures observing him in pictures which had been taken.  One of these as well as it's enhanced version is show below:

There does appear to be something there, but what it is I'm not sure.  I don't believe the picture was tampered with, but, once again it could be a case of seeing what you want to see instead of what is there.

As of right now, Teague does not plan on making any more trips to the Mound.

I know this version of the story was very curtailed, but you can read more at these sites:

So, what exactly is in the forest?  I'm not sure.  If all the picture evidence is to be believed, Teague did find something as evidenced by the picture of the door on one of the above sites.  Whatever it is though, I do believe he has been mistaken on some of his claims.  Either way, it would be interesting to see if there is actually anything there.  Soon I hope to have time to compare his directions and pictures to satellite imagery and see if I can come up with a location of the mound to post.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Missouri Mystery Mound Part 1

So, this story was initially very catching but after reading and looking at everything I am not convinced that everything presented is true.  I do agree something odd was found though.

For anyone who didn't know, the Missouri Mystery Mound is a man-made "mound" as well as a series of interconnected passages underneath a section of the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.  Mounds built by Native Americans are not uncommon whatsoever, but this one was definitely unique.  For more information on Native American mounds, click here.

The basic story of the Mystery Mound really begins and ends with man by the name of Charles Teague.  Mr. Teague was researching for clues to a possible location of the Holy Grail in North America when he caught an interview with a Native American shaman on a radio show by Art Bell.  The shaman claimed to have been exploring when he was approached by another Native American.  This stranger blindfolded the shaman and led him to a place in the deep woods which contained a hall of records under a mountain.  It apparently also encompassed many ancient artifacts.  Upon recollection, the shaman claimed he did not know the exact location of these treasures, but was positive of an approximate location.

This story fascinated Teague, so he began to research it, quickly getting nowhere.  His apparent breakthrough came in the form of reverse speech.  This is at one of the junctions the story begins to seem more the work of fantasy than anything realistic.  Reverse speech is the idea that humans not only speak forwards using their conscious mind to direct the thoughts and sounds, but also backwards at the same time.  The unconscious mind is in control of the backwards speech which can apparently give insight into the thoughts of the speaker.  For those of you who initially got confused, think about the old stories of playing a rock song backwards to hear lyrics about devil worship and claiming that was what the person was thinking while they were singing.  More information on reverse speech can be found here.

Mr. Teague had recorded the entire interview with the shaman and decided to analyse it using reverse speech.  What he claimed to have found was a series of clues which hinted at the location of the hidden hall of records.  Below are some of his clues as well as his interpretation:

"Maps yield it"
This told me that the location could be found on a map. Whether it was a general map or a personal map, I wasn't sure.

 "Seize the fault in America"
I surmise that the site was along a fault line.

 "Missouri, you fear it"
This confirmed it was located along the New Madrid fault in Missouri.

 "Me and my bow and that Ozarks. There where found it"
The site was found in the Ozarks.

"Rock, there it's hiddeth"
The Hall of Records is under a rock or the entrance is.

"Mile de wet"
There is a mile of wet ground or water or swamp, possibly a ravine, canal or stream.

"Mill is lizard"
The location of the site has something to do with a lizard. This totally confused me. What did a lizard have to do with the Hall of Records?

 "Moss make gather"
"We all soily and knows it"
"See bury gift"
"The wig go wet"
"Moss may gather"
this group of reversals reveals that the location of the site is covered in moss, lots of soil and wet ground. So to see the buried gift one must get wet and dirty. One must go down a "shaft" to reach the Hall of Records.

No matter your thoughts on the process of which the clues were obtained, they did provide Mr. Teague with a starting point, although not much else.  Feeling at a loss, Teague left the subject alone until he read some information on Col. George Morgan, an army officer who helped create peace between Native Americans and Revolutionaries during the Revolutionary War.  Teague's main point of curiosity was where the Colonel obtained his riches.  Teague believed it came from the Native Americans as there was no indication it could have come from anywhere else.  Upon examining the coat of arms of the family, (shown below) Teague discovered what he believed to be a grid map on the 3rd panel down on the left.

After examining some maps, Teague narrowed down an area to search.

As strange and farfetched as this sounds...  it definitely gets more so.

For my opinions on this story thus far, I have never really studied Grail lore, however...  I cannot fathom the Grail finding a resting place in North America from ancient times.  Stranger things have happened though.  From what little I have read of reverse speech, unless specifically engineered to give a message backwards, playing normal speech in this fashion and gaining any information from it is simply your brain attempting to make sense of nonsensical sounds.  Finally, coats of arms tend to have a variety of symbols, all of which with different meanings.  Am I saying I don't believe it would be a map?  No.  It could very well be possible.  I will say I cannot imagine how anyone could gather any information from a tiny square with two X's and a squiggly line going between them.

So, thus far we have a high sense of disbelief.  In the next part, I will describe what Teague found, which even though seems more unbelievable, adds in at least some credibility in that he did find something in the forest....

Monday, May 7, 2012

Shadow People

A few years ago I was privileged to hear Chris Fleming speak at a small conference.  During this conference, he mentioned entities known as "shadow people."  Now, I had previously unheard of this term but suddenly I felt very apprehensive.  As far as I know, I have had no experiences with these beings, although I have my suspicions that I may have.  Either way, I've become slightly fascinated by them. 

Shadow People are dark, humanoid entities seen normally at the peripheral of your vision or in rarer cases, head on.  They are generally regarded as evil and leave people feeling very unpleasant to say the least.  A simple google search will pull a lot of information on them, but sadly few credible images or video.  The best video I have seen was on an episode of Ghost Hunters.  It did show a dark, shadow entity rise up out of a corridor in a cellblock and run down a walkway they were filming.  This was filmed at Eastern State Penitentiary, which is interesting considering pictures I will post below are also taken from there.

Images are worse than video, however, I have found a few images from Chris Fleming which show an original picture with a shadow person, plus the enhancements to verify the picture.

The first picture is the original, then the original which has been brightened.  The next three are a cropped image, then the image under a spectral analysis and thermal analysis.

Obviously, something is there, and it does not show any form of heat. 

So, the question is, what are these things?  I'm not entirely sure.  There are many theories but they tend to be as varied as the fake photos of them which keep popping up.  No matter what they are, I would love to catch evidence of one of them and will definitely be keeping up with any sighting I come across.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Don't be fooled

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers.  It was really appreciated. 

So, this post will be fairly short and for this one I decided to show some easy debunking tips.  Okay, first things first.  Orbs.  I hold absolutely no faith in orbs.  99% of the time an orb picture is simply dust, unless you can prove that the speck you are seeing is luminous by its own right or is moving separate from the laws of nature.  If you don't believe me, simply shake a rug in a dark room and take a picture with flash.  Look, orbs!  Except, not really, it's dust. 

The next thing is analyzing video.  Things can be seen in video which initially may look like something paranormal even though it's not.  Take this for example: 

Kinda odd right?  Well, if you pause the video right when the object goes across, you see this:

The object looks remarkably like a common moth right?  Which is what it is. 

Finally, let's look again at the too good to be true scenario

So, if you watched the video, you see something very odd.  Now, the story itself does not make much sense, but there is the video to back it up right?  Not really, because the thing shown, resembles a creature from an '80s movie very closely.

Good try, but I simply don't think the video is believable at all.