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A common thread throughout these major mass media events involving brutal murder and multiple victims is the fact that survivors and bystanders often times find the circumstances quite amusing, even at times breaking out into fits of hysterical laughter. I’ve provided a few examples here.
Mass Shootings: Did We Miss The Punchline?
Here we are again: still free and the circulation is still climbing, but for some reason we still don’t get a lot of feedback from you, our readers, and we would really like to. Anyway, in this edition we hear from Mr UFO himself Timothy Green Beckley, a ghostly tale from Archie Lawrie, David Weatherly tells about the creepy Island of Dolls, Michael Ruell considers ghost stories in general and Paul Dale Roberts considers the ever- mystical Mt Shasta. Still on a ghostly vein, Nigel C. Wright asks ‘Who Are The Ghosts? Finally there is also the usual selection of book and DVD reviews plus news and views, so plenty for everyone. Take care and I’ll see you all next month.
Editor, Phenomena magazine
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 369 points, or 2.2%, to 16159 in early trade. The S&P 500 declined 2.2% and the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.8%.
Shares in Europe and Asia posted losses. The price of oil, which had rallied in recent days, slumped.
After calmer sessions on Friday and Monday, traders and investors said they were hoping last week’s volatility had passed. However, signs of turbulence returned Tuesday.
Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data
South Korean trade sinks, manufacturing softens in Malaysia and Vietnam, while Australia is expected to report a rare quarterly contraction
China’s Economic Woes Echo Across Asia
Yet another dangerous craze cast for the Harry Potter and Twilight groomed generations, with no idea of what they are getting into or how to get out of it:
I was unable to find out anything about The Raven Man’s origins; I was, however, able to find two different versions of the game: One you can play alone, and one that requires three people. The three-person version is a liiiiiiiittle sexist — the rules stipulate that one of the players must be a “virgin girl” intended to function as a symbolic sacrifice, while the “incanter” must be male — so if that gives you pause (it did me), then you may want to stick with the one-person version. In either event, though, I’ve provided the instructions for both; each required a good deal of cleaning up, but I believe the instructions I’ve put together here to be the clearest and most precise versions out there. Once the Raven Man has been summoned, you may ask anything of him: Questions for information, tasks for him to complete; and so on. Be careful not to ask too much of him, though; he does not take kindly to being used.
The most dangerous games: The Raven Man
We sort of take cars for granted. They are the workhorses of the transportation world and pretty much everyone reading this has likely ridden in one at least once. They are ubiquitous, useful, and have changed the face of our world. However, have you even thought if it would be possible for one to be haunted or possessed by a dark force? If we have haunted places and possessed people, then is it possible for us to have haunted or possessed cars as well? This idea has been explored in literature and in the movies, but have you ever considered that any of it could really happen? Well, if accounts are anything to go by, then indeed it could, and has. It turns out that there are a good many cars that have been deemed to be either possessed, cursed, haunted, or all of the above, and certainly tend to suggest that our favorite mode of transportation is not above being pervaded by mysterious forces from time to time.
Speed Demons: Tales of Possessed Cars
It’s one of those Oh no he didn’t! Oh yes he did! stories.
Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon, accuses a British paper of fabricating a story about ETs saving America.
The UFOs Didn’t Come In Peace! Astronaut Sets Record Straight On ET Nuclear War
The first few months of 2010 were overshadowed by my mother’s increasingly worsening state of health. She was, at the time, suffering from one of the most horrific and destructive conditions around: Alzheimer’s Disease. Worse still, she had been diagnosed with it while she was only in her late fifties. Fourteen years after the diagnosis, my mom lost her fight with Alzheimer’s, dying from its effects in the summer.
Birds, Death, and the Afterlife
There can be no doubt that strange things go on in hotel rooms. But, they don’t get much stranger than something that went down in the Arlington, Virginia, Marriott Hotel – on U.S. Highway 1 – in August 1957. It’s a bizarre story of paranormal phenomena (or, perhaps more correctly, alleged paranormal phenomena), a couple of teenage psychics, an employee of a local railway company, and the U.S. Intelligence community! Yep, it’s time for one of those “stranger than fiction” accounts.
Government Agents, ESP, and Hotel Secrets
Diana Marchibroda insists she saw the beast near the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in May. From the woods sauntered a “tall, very sleek” mountain lion, she says. Ms. Marchibroda, a dentist who is 62 years old, says she and her silver-haired miniature schnauzer, Sophie, “both watched in awe.”
“My sighting is ABSOLUTE,” she wrote the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in July. “I know what I saw.”
Eastern Mountain Lions May Be Extinct, but Locals Still See Them
Over the years, I have heard more than a few stories suggesting that agencies of various governments – including the UK and the US – have extensive background files on alien-abductees. Such a thing is not as far out as the skeptics might think. After all, back in the 1950s the FBI opened files on numerous and well-known figures in the UFO Contactee field.
Government Files on Alien Abductees?