Thursday, October 30, 2014

Alleged Haunting & possible role played by EMF/InfrasoundPsychological


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Some people believed that they have experienced some type of ghostly phenomena.  These experiences include reports of apparitions, unusual odors, sudden changes in temperature and a sense of presence. In a small number of cases, witnesses consistently report these experiences in certain locations, giving rise to the notion that these places are “haunted”. Some alleged haunting last many years and involving large numbers of seemingly trustworthy witnesses. Scientific research in this area aims to discover why this is the case, including the possible role played by magnetic fields, infrasound, and various psychological factors.

Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMF)

EMF does stand for electromotive force in electronics engineering (also known as voltage), but in the world of “ghost” hunting it is more recognized as an acronym for electromagnetic field. There are conjectures that EMF is correlated either with

(1) induced illusions of ghosts or
(2) the presence of actual spirits.

 Ghosts cause EMF fields and need energy to manifest? Our question is what type of evidence is available to prove that a ghost causes or even raises an EMF field?

Like everything else in paranormal research, it’s open to debate. 98% of the time, EMF is caused by unshielded wiring or some other man-made source. However, when you encounter an EMF fluctuation with no apparent cause
(i.e., a higher reading outdoors, many meters away from the nearest power line or electrical outlet or no possible EMF at a particular venue) *in addition* to other activity (EVPs, anomalous photos, etc) or EMF in atmospheric effects.

EMF in atmospheric effects – Connections with water vapor, water molecules, atmosphere temperatures. As well as absorbing radiation, water vapor emits radiation in all directions. Much of this energy will be recaptured by other water molecules.

The water molecule, in the gaseous state, has three type of transition that can give rise to absorption of electromagnetic radiation. ie Rotational transitions, Vibrational transitions & Electronic transitions
The absorption of electromagnetic radiation by water depends on the state of water.

SPI also discovered the presence of EMF on our hands of sweaty palms.
In high doses EMF can be really unhealthy. They can make you see things that are not there, black spots, dizziness, nauseas, headaches, make you feel like you being watched, hallucinate….etc.

EMF Detectors

emf detectors

We are not Ghostbusters and we are only Investigators, the equipments only captured datas and not Ghost!

What do EMF meters measure? In day-to-day use, electromagnetic field (EMF) meters are used to diagnose problems with electrical wiring and power lines and to get readings on working appliances.
EMF meters detect fields emitted by moving electrically charged objects. Electromagnetic field theory lies at the combination of an electric field, produced by a charged object, and the magnetic field created when the charged object moves.

Electromagnetic fields are created using alternating current and direct current, but with different results. EMF meters measure fields produced by alternating current – the type of electricity surging through your microwaves and television. This current moves back and forth.

Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz (Hertz) or cycles per second, the “normal” limit of human hearing.

Animals have been known to perceive the infrasonic waves going through the earth by natural disasters and can use these as an early warning. A recent example of this is the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Animals were reported to flee the area hours before the actual tsunami hit the shores of Asia. It is not known for sure if this is the exact reason, as some have suggested that it may have been the influence of electromagnetic waves, and not of infrasonic waves, that prompted these animals to flee.

“Frequency Sounds (Infrasound) can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound.” “Some scientists have suggested that this level of sound may be present at some allegedly haunted sites and so causes people to have odd sensations that they attribute to a ghost. Our findings support this ideas.”
Richard Wiseman (born 1966) is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. His research has been published in leading academic journals, with one Scientific American columnist labelling him “…the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today”. Wiseman is known for his critical examination and frequent debunking of unusual phenomena, including reports of paranormal phenomena.

“NORMALLY YOU can’t hear it,” Richard Lord, an acoustic scientist at the National Physical Laboratory in England.
Lord and his colleagues, who produced infrasound with a 23-foot (7-meter) pipe and tested its impact on 750 people at a concert, said infrasound is also generated by natural phenomena.

Reactions to Infrasound

Lord and Wiseman played four contemporary pieces of live music, including some laced with infrasound, at a London concert hall and asked the audience to describe their reactions to the music.
The audience did not know which pieces included infrasound, but 22 percent reported more unusual experiences when it was present in the music.

Their unusual experiences included feeling uneasy or sorrowful, getting chills down the spine or nervous feelings of revulsion or fear.

“These results suggest that low frequency sound can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound,” said Wiseman, who presented his findings to the British Association science conference.

Natural Phenomenon

Infrasound is also produced by storms, seasonal winds and weather patterns and some types of earthquakes. Animals such as elephants also use infrasound to communicate over long distances or as weapons to repel foes.

Psychological factors

Finally, some researchers believed that many of the experiences reported in allegedly haunted locations have a psychological explanation. For example, witnesses may have had prior knowledge about which parts of a building were ‘haunted’, and do become anxious when entering these areas, resulting in mild psychosomatic and hallucinatory phenomena. Alternatively, certain areas may simply ‘look’ haunted (i.e., be especially dark or creepy looking) and again cause people to feel anxious.

Power of Suggestions

Honestly the power of suggestion is probably the #1 reason people
both believe in the paranormal and don’t believe in the paranormal.

Beliefs Systems , Heard, Said, Cultural, Seen, Felt, Myths Happened in unexplainable situations, Judged too quickly, with faiths from religious masters or priest, Astrologers & Psychics etc, that goes through the conscious and subsonscious abilities.   You believe there is, there is.

Law of Heat transfer

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Unexplained and strange sounds may also occur due to the weather when its at night.  It can happen when it is cold or when there’s a sudden drop in temperature, then it probably is the building materials (walls and framework) contracting and expanding with the weather. Even new buildings can do this.


The Alleged “Haunting” of a place that can be explained mostly by the few factors mentioned above,  which can be in connections with EMF, in connected with infrasounds that stuck in a venue which can be negatives energies, and the psychological minds thinking of the beliefs system of each individual person. (especially the venue can be rated as defined as haunted).  And also the nature taking  its own place of atmospheric or physics  quantum on all objects that may vibrates, moved, produced sounds or  misjudged by others.   Other scary sounds may be produced by Humans or Animals, insects or creatures.

We may also be scared or “hairstand” caused by the fear factors not just haunting or ghosts.  Since young we may  absorbed from parents, people – hair raising stories that may be exegerated through communications many channels.  The scary movies, ghost books, tales or myths heard through the years causes a belief system.

Meanwhile, if things happened, they maybe a reason!
Happy Halloween 2014!

Research done, analaysed, tested for some and contributed by :
Desmond Wong
Singapore Paranormal Investigators


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Getting ready for Halloween? See this scary cosplayer!

Playing or Halloween or act of unnatural?

Taken from Stomp and contributed by stomper 3B2.  The 2 creepy incident happened at AMK Ave 6, near Presbyterian High School. 
The 2 stories related ? Part of a Halloween Program, Someone play Prank or Unnatural ?
What do you think?
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Man with bloodied face appears at AMK school

Stompers John and 3B2 said this man with cuts and blood on his face appeared at their school in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 yesterday (Oct 18).
His appearance was said to have shocked students and teachers. However, it is unclear what exactly happened. The man was apparently sent to hospital.

John wrote in his email:
"A spooky man was standing in the rain during the open house of Presbyterian High School on Oct 18.
"It was also seen that he had cuts on his face, which was bleeding.
"Upon being chased out by security of PHS, the guy kneeled down and started praying.
"An ambulance was then called and guy was sent to hospital."
3B2 told Stomp:
"He was saying something like he was reborn and that he wanted a cigarette from our security officer.
"It was really creepy and he even gave some of the teachers a shock with his appearance."
However, what makes this even stranger is that 3B2 had also come across another creepy sight nearby yesterday. He spotted an Annabelle-like doll next to Presbyterian High School.

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Creepy doll with red marks on face gives passers-by the chills at Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
Stomper 3B2 saw a doll with red marking on its face left next to Presbyterian High School in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
The doll was placed under an umbrella together with a drink cup and a bottle drink.
"Looks like the Annabelle craze has gone too far," said 3B2.
"Now someone set up a doll with red marks on its face, just like Annabelle."


Ghosthunters ‘saw ghost crawling along road’


Cockenzie House in East Lothian. Picture: Esme Allen

A TEAM of ghosthunters are to return to a haunted Lothians mansion after claiming they spotted a spooky woman with a broken back crawling along a main road.
Lanarkshire Paranormal investigators say they spotted the injured woman – dressed all in black - on her hands and knees as she made her way along a road in Cockenzie, East Lothian.
But after being helped to her feet the ghostly apparition stood up straight, thanked them for their help and then promptly disappeared.
The mysterious encounter came as the ghostbusters visited Cockenzie House, in East Lothian, earlier this year.

And the team have been so impressed with the ghostly goings on at the 17th century mansion they are returning for further investigations next month.

During their last visit, the ghosthunters also say they had other-worldly contact with a man who murdered his wife after his affair was uncovered, heard screams from a young girl and one member received a punch on the arm from an angry spirit named Edward.

In a recent report on the team’s last visit to the spooky home in June, Steff Murdoch-Richards, co-manager of the group, was reported to have gone to the aid of a woman who was crawling on all fours along the main road outside the mansion house.

The report states: “As he helped her up she was very cold and pale and, although she was crawling on the floor in heavy rain, her dress seemed dry and no signs of mud.

“She had no weight to her whatsoever and seemed perfectly fine once she was standing up.
“Within a few moments of walking away, he turned round and she was gone.”

In a video posted on the ghosthunting outfit’s web page, Steff adds: “I started thinking ‘why was she in that position?’

“She was crawling on the floor and it looked like her arms and quite possibly her back had been broken - but there was no sign of that when she stood up.

“And then, obviously, where did she go?”

The spooky encounter came on a night when the investigators had spent several hours in the historic house with guests and encountered a range of paranormal activities.

In the basement, the spirit of a man called Richard who had stabbed his wife Mary after being confronted about having an affair was picked up some members.

While during a séance held during the paranormal team’s visit in July, many people reported hearing a faint scream, while a ghostly presence going by the name of Edward began jabbing people in the ribs and punching one man’s arm.

Several people also reported sensing the presence of a young girl who had severely damaged her legs in a fall, while on the top floor of the property a number of different spirits were sensed.

The paranormal team is returning to Cockenzie House to further investigate the reported phenomena next month.

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Scary Prank

Friday, October 17, 2014

5 real haunted places in Bali you may not want to visit

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Bali is the go-to destination for holidaymakers and honeymooners.

Just thinking about Bali conjures up images of beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear water and bikini babes lying in the tropical sun.

But did you know that this gorgeous island actually has a dark side? Shadows lurk in every corner, and those turquoise waves are tainted with stories even the Balinese are too scared to tell.

These are tales that may make your hair stand and your blood curdle in your veins.

Do you dare visit these places?

1. Ghost Palace Hotel

Up in the mountains of Bali on the way to the iconic Bedugal Lake, something is stirring in the fog. It’s a ghost story some two decade in the making, and it’s soaked in skin-crawling horrors…

Ghost Palace Hotel

Some say the Ghost Palace Hotel (also known as PI Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel & Resort), a construction perched on a hillside, was built by Tommy Suharto. Others say it was a crooked developer who tried to curse his rivals out of the way.

If you’re brave enough to explore this place, you’ll likely see the wandering spirits of victims, either laborers crushed in their rush to complete the construction, or competitors cursed to horrible deaths.

Ghost palace hotel 2

This hotel may never have been opened to the public, but who knows if it already has a full house every night?

2. The Abandoned Wreck of Padang Padang

Do you believe in divine retribution?

If you don’t, the true story of an abandoned ship may give you second thoughts…

On a tropical Saturday morning in July of 2008, hours before the start of the famous Rip Curl Padang Cup (Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition) was due to start, a ghostly shape was spotted on the reef near Padang Padang beach.

smh haunted ship

It was an enormous shipping vessel, the Ho Tsai Fa No. 18, which had run aground on the reef during the night. haunted ship

But what’s most chilling is that her captain and crew were nowhere to be found.

After investigations probed into the ship’s history, it became clear that something bigger was at play.

The ship had been caught illegally fishing in the past, earning profits through underhand means – there were stories of murder, mutiny and lawbreaking.

surfermag hauntedship

The owner was called to take responsibility, but before he could get the ship onto the water and back to its evil ways, assailants unknown came and burnt it to the sea.

The ship might now be gone, but the reef and the beaches of Padang bear the scars of Bali’s karmic retribution, and the ghost of the ship’s sinister past.

They say what goes around, comes around. Care to test the theory?

surfertoday haunted ship

3. Muaya Beach

A renowned tourist attraction, Muaya Beach is famous for its beautiful white sand, gentle waves and… doll vampires (jenglot) washed up on the shores.

Jenglot are dangerous beasts that resemble a tiny human being – only that they drink blood and can control the actions of their victims, including murder.


Yes, this may not have made it to the national news, but it definitely got tongues wagging in the Muaya Beach community after some joggers discovered two jenglot on the shoreline.

muaya beach

They brought the creatures to the local traditional healer Jero Mangku, who managed to neutralise the power of the jenglot just in time, before the two joggers lost their minds.

Bali Jenglot

What a close call!

4. Balinese Cemeteries (everywhere!)

Bali’s darkest secret is perhaps the one most often concealed from tourists who view Bali as a paradise island.

Trunyan village

Corpses lie in Trunyan’s open-air cemetery in Kintamani, Bali, a village where if the decease body was not buried or burned , but put under the tree after an elaborate funeral ceremonies 

And this secret is the presence of Le Ak – an evil witch spirit.

As a child living in Bali, I knew that if you wanted to avoid Le Ak, you had to stay away from Balinese cemeteries.

But one night, I decided to take a shortcut home through a field full moon celebration, and it was a decision I sorely regretted. Under the dim moonlight, I thought I saw a long-haired apparition digging around in the graves.

What happened after that was a complete blank. I remembered running as though my life depended on it (which was really the case), before I came to the refuge of my home.


Le Ak masks, a face I’m well familiar with

Till now, I believe it was the recent blessing I received at the pura (temple) that saved my life.

Or was I simply lucky?

Perhaps. But every time I return to the island, walking near cemeteries still make me shudder. And wait, was it my eyes playing tricks on me, or was there something that just flickered past?

5. Padang Galak Beach

Surfers beware! Padang Galak Beach in Sanur isn’t just a surfer’s heaven, it’s a salty hell.

Beware! There’s more to this beach than meets the eye.

Legends speak of a female sea goddess that haunts the beach, with a wild and angry energy that binds and drowns unsuspecting victims, living up to the beach’s name, which means ‘fierce’ in Indonesian.

padang galak beach

Any local will be happy to regale you with stories of those who have ventured into the waters of Padang Galak looking for the perfect wave, only to disappear below the wild water, never to be seen again.

And that wind that blows along the beach? Some say it’s the screams the surfers manage in their last breath, before the sea goddess drags down to the bottom.

Some time ago, a boy was struck dead by a kite at the beach. Rumours spread that he must have incurred the wrath of the sea goddess, who claimed him for her own…


Still not frightened? For those who are adventurous, we have carefully consolidated a list of these haunted places below on the map, beware and venture at your own risk!!

scary bali map

Photo via:, cryptidz.wikia, sentiasapanas, Flickr by Patrick Barry, commons.wikimedia, nanoxx.wordpress,, smh, stokedinc, surfermag, surfertoday

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Granny who texted from beyond the grave:

In life grandmother Lesley Emerson was a prolific texter, never more than an SMS away from her nearest and dearest.
So when she lost her battle with cancer at the age of 59, her family decided to bury her with her mobile phone as a way of commemorating something they loved about her.
To ease their grief they even sent her text messages with all the family news.
But nothing could have prepared them for what was about to happen.

Lesley Emerson was buried with her mobile phone when she died so her family could text her as a way of dealing with their grief. But Sheri Emerson (pictured with her uncle Graham Emerson) received a reply which said: I'm watching over you.'
Lesley Emerson was buried with her mobile phone when she died so her family could text her as a way of dealing with their grief. But Sheri Emerson (pictured with her uncle Graham Emerson) received a reply which said: I'm watching over you.'
The mysterious reply came more than three years after Mrs Emerson's death, despite O2 promising to put the phone number out of service 
The mysterious reply came more than three years after Mrs Emerson's death, despite O2 promising to put the phone number out of service 

Mrs Emerson, from South Shields, died from bowel cancer in July 2011 at the age of 59
Mrs Emerson, from South Shields, died from bowel cancer in July 2011 at the age of 59
Three years after Mrs Emerson had passed away in 2011, her granddaughter Sheri’s blood ran cold when she received a return message.
‘I’m watching over you, you’ll get through this, you’ll be all right,’ the text read.
Miss Emerson, 22, a care worker from South Shields, South Tyneside, said: ‘I felt sick when I read it, I was in shock.

‘Obviously we know that Nan wasn’t going to ever reply, it was just something we did as a comfort for ourselves because she loved to text.’
She also received another message which read: ‘I’m watching over you and it’s all going to get better. Just push through.’ 

'I'm watching over you, you'll get thought this, you'll be all right': Ms Emerson (left) received the reply a day after she sent a text to her dead grandmother (right)
'I'm watching over you, you'll get thought this, you'll be all right': Ms Emerson (left) received the reply a day after she sent a text to her dead grandmother (right)
After Lesley, pictured with her sons John and Graham (right), died, network provider O2 promised the number she used would not be passed on to a new customer - but it was recycled and given to another phone user
After Lesley, pictured with her sons John and Graham (right), died, network provider O2 promised the number she used would not be passed on to a new customer - but it was recycled and given to another phone user

So Miss Emerson decided to investigate, and sent a response demanding to know who was responsible. 
Eventually she received an apology from a man who had been given Mrs Emerson’s number a few weeks previously when he signed up to mobile operator Giffgaff.
He said he had started to receive texts from unknown phone numbers, and thought they were hoaxes from friends. 
To join in the fun, he responded – not realising the upset they were causing.
After Mrs Emerson passed away, her son John said he received assurances from O2 that his mother’s number would never be used again.
Mr Emerson, from Whitburn, South Tyneside, said: ‘We are a big family of texters. If we ever fell out or had something to say, we’d always send a message – that’s why we buried her with her phone.
‘I can’t bear to visit Mum’s graveside. For me it is a way to still feel connected to her. So to think someone else now has our Mam’s number is just awful. We can’t believe O2 has done this.’
O2 said that when a number is disconnected, it is placed in a general pool for reuse and this should’ve been explained.
O2 is now liaising with Giffgaff to try to retrieve the number for the family.
As for the prankster, no one answered the phone yesterday.

Graham rang his mother's phone and spoke to a man who had been using the number for the last few weeks
Graham rang his mother's phone and spoke to a man who had been using the number for the last few weeks
Mrs Emerson was buried in Harton Cemetery, South Shields, alongside her favourite possessions 
Mrs Emerson was buried in Harton Cemetery, South Shields, alongside her favourite possessions 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death

Source : Berlin| A team of psychologists and medical doctors associated with the Technische Universität of Berlin, have announced this morning that they had proven by clinical experimentation, the existence of some form of life after death. This astonishing announcement is based on the conclusions of a study using a new type of medically supervised near-death experiences, that allow patients to be clinically dead for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life. This controversial process that was repeated on 944 volunteers over that last four years, necessitates a complex mixture of drugs including epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, destined to allow the body to survive the state of clinical death and the reanimation process without damage. The body of the subject was then put into a temporary comatic state induced by a mixture of other drugs which had to be filtered by ozone from his blood during the reanimation process 18 minutes later. The extremely long duration of the experience was only recently made possible by the development of a new cardiopulmonary recitation (CPR) machine called the AutoPulse. This type of equipment has already been used over the last few years, to reanimate people who had been dead for somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour. Near-death experiences have been hypothesized in various medical journals in the past, as having the characteristics of hallucinations, but Dr Ackermann and his team, on the contrary, consider them as evidence for the existence of the afterlife and of a form of dualism between mind and body. Near-death experiences have been hypothesized in various medical journals in the past, as having the characteristics of hallucinations, but Dr Ackermann and his team, on the contrary, consider them as evidence for the existence of the afterlife and of a form of dualism between mind and body. The team of scientists led by Dr Berthold Ackermann, has monitored the operations and have compiled the testimonies of the subjects. Although there are some slight variations from one individual to another, all of the subjects have some memories of their period of clinical death. and a vast majority of them described some very similar sensations. Most common memories include a feeling of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of an overwhelming light. The scientists say that they are well aware the many of their conclusions could shock a lot of people, like the fact that the religious beliefs of the various subjects seems to have held no incidence at all, on the sensations and experiences that they described at the end of the experiment. Indeed, the volunteers counted in their ranks some members are a variety of Christian churches, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists. “I know our results could disturb the beliefs of many people” says Mr Ackermann. “But in a way, we have just answered one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind, so I hope these people will be able to forgive us. Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone.”

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Whats wrong with the playground?

Someone posted this, looks like a flying ghost! See 1min:24sec along the trees!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dinosaur graveyard found in Mexico yields biggest number of specimens ever

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Archaeologists from Germany and Mexico have unearthed what they believe is the largest dinosaur cemetery in the world in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

Researchers from the University of Heidelberg, the State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe and the Desert Museum in Saltillo, Mexico, have uncovered at least 14 fossils of what they believe to be dinosaurs in a tiny area only 164 feet by 656 feet in size. The researchers also found the bones of at least 15 more specimens only a few miles away.

“I know no other place where so many dinosaurs have been found on such a small area,” said Wolfgang Stinnesbeck from the University of Heidelberg, according to Russia's RIA Novosti.

While the area where the fossils were discovered looks like an inhospitable wasteland at the moment, 70 million years ago the desert landscape was actually a fertile piece of land.

“There was a huge delta here and several rivers were flowing into the Gulf of Mexico,” said paleontologist Eberhard Frey from the University of Heidelberg. “The ecosystem here was vibrant. Apart from dinosaur bones we have found four species of turtles, remains of a small crocodile and teeth of early mammals.”
Frey added that the researchers have found a footprint of a Theropod near the dig site. These dinosaurs were some of the largest predators in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

“Our findings are very promising, large-scale excavation here would be worthwhile,” Frey said.
Latin America is a hotbed for dinosaur discoveries, although recently most of the major finds have occurred in South American nations like Argentina and Venezuela.

Last month archaeologists announced that the fossilized remains of a colossal creature were discovered in the Patagonia region of Argentina by a team led by Kenneth J. Lacovara, a paleontologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Dreadnoughtus, which means "fear nothing," is the first of this species and most complete ever found of this group of dinosaurs known as titanosaurs.

“What we can say with certainty is this is the biggest land animal that we can actually put a number on,” Lacovara told the New York Times. “We’ve got 16 tons of bone in my lab right now.”

Scientists in Venezuela also recently announced the unearthing of a fox-sized dinosaur that walked on two legs, a relative of both the stegosaurus and triceratops that dates back around 200 million years.
The tiny new dinosaur, named Laquintasaura venezuelae or Greek for "lizard of La Quinta," also provides evidence that some creatures lived in herds and were able to survive in regions once thought too inhospitable for the dinosaurs.

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Has the Yeti Come to the Moscow Region?

The quest for definitive proof of bigfoot, the towering man-like ape that reportedly walks on two legs and terrorizes loggers and campers in North America, has been well documented for decades. The search for his Russian counterpart is less well known.
A group of Russian enthusiasts says they have new evidence of the existence of a Russian bigfoot — and it was found just outside of Moscow.

On a table inside the capital's illustrious State Darwin Museum last month, surrounded by glass cases containing beetles and moths, lies the purported proof: a fragment of tree bark that appears to have been marked by a large primate.

The bark sample was taken by Andrei Stroganov, a biophysical technologist at Moscow's Agricultural Academy, from an uprooted two-meter-long tree trunk that he says had been planted in the earth and marked with horizontal scratches. Stroganov found the curiosity in July in a forested area near a railway line in the Solnechnogorsk district — just five kilometers from the Moscow satellite town of Zelenograd — while scouring the forests for signs of the Almas, as the Russian bigfoot is known, after hearing reports that such a creature had been spotted in the area.

"The Almas is cosmopolitan," jokes Stroganov in response to an expression of alarm at its apparent proximity to the capital.

"I am not worried: They are benevolent and need our protection."

Igor Burtsev, an athletic septuagenarian who has become Russia's most vocal publicist for Almas research and is also present in the Darwin Museum, concurs. He calls the as yet mythical creatures "Forest People" and sees them as a hybrid species, half-human and half-something unknown.

Stroganov has placed the tree bark behind Perspex glass, over which he has drawn measurements. He thinks the marks resemble a paw print measuring nine inches across. There are no thumb marks, nor are there the claw marks of a bear.

Stroganov takes swabs of the bark prints and, with Burtsev videoing the proceedings, secures them in small plastic folders. They will air-mail these to Alabama in the U.S., where the Russian-born researcher Vladimir Yamschekov will do a morphological study of the traces and check out any DNA.

Burtsev heads a closed online Russian-speaking community of researchers and investigators that includes members in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. They all share the belief that the Almas announces its presence with stick structures.

Burtsev has just returned from a 1,730-kilometer journey to the city of Miass in the Urals region of Chelyabinsk, where he stayed with someone who claimed to have seen a Almas and be able to show just such signs of the creature's habitats.

He was reluctant to discuss the details, saying only that he had seen "confirmation" of the Almas' presence there.

"There is more information on this than when I started 50 years ago," he said. "Then again, people have less time now and travel is more expensive. The bigfoot scene in America is bigger."

Indeed, the quest for definitive proof of bigfoot, the towering man-like ape that reportedly walks on two legs and terrorizes loggers and campers in North America, has been well documented for decades. The search for his Russian counterpart is less well known.

The Soviet government set up a "Almas Commission" in 1958 to conduct field work on the matter after Everest mountaineers returned with tales of the yeti. The commission was short-lived, but areas like the Urals, Siberia's Kemerovo region and the Caucasus became known as the stomping ground of the real-life Almas.

Burtsev, who lives with his daughter in a Moscow suburb, is waiting on a visa to visit America. There he will reconnect with bigfoot advocates such as Thom Cantrall and Randy Bisson, and hopes to generate interest in an English-language book he has written on the Kemerovo Almas.

Science joins the quest

Russia's yeti-hunters have not only allies abroad, but also those who argue against the Almas' existence.
Professor Bryan Sykes, a 67-year-old geneticist and fellow of Wolford College, Oxford, has written his own book debunking some purported evidence of the creature's existence. Sykes previously helped identify the bones of the last of the Romanovs, Russia's royal family murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Now, in "The Yeti Enigma," due out in September, he draws on the same expertise to look at alleged yeti evidence. He claims that all the 39 supposed yeti hairs and teeth samples that he tested came from ordinary animals. Sykes has also suggested that the Himalayan yeti is a species of polar bear.

Last October, Burtsev took on his nemesis in a TV series called "The Bigfoot Files" broadcast by the U.K.'s Channel 4.

The two men also clashed over a skull in Burtsev's possession believed to have belonged to the son of a "wild woman" who had been held in captivity in Mongolia 150 years ago. After testing some samples, Sykes hypothesised that she might have been a black African slave, or a descendant of a group of people who migrated to Mongolia from Africa thousands of years ago. Burtsev insists that the skull's shape is not that of an ordinary human.

Michael Trachtengerts, a colleague of Burtsev who also featured in the program, remains unswayed by Sykes' arguments against the existence of the yeti.
"The samples he tested were doubtful," he says over a recent lunch in a Moscow cafe. "Hairs from Siberia were identified as belonging to a North American brown bear! How is that possible?"
Trachtengerts, who has his own dual-language website on the Almas, remains optimistic that proof will soon be found. He is nearly 80.

Mission to America

While Burtsev waits for his U.S. visa, his collection of footprint casts — as well as the contentious skull — remain stashed away in a Moscow garage. Burtsev hopes to transfer them to a sanctuary in the form of the State Darwin Museum.

The museum has provided a haven for the Almas hunters since 1960. They gather there every month. This does not necessarily mean, however, that the museum officially believes in their cause.

"I specialize in birds, and haven't looked into this problem," says Vitaly Kontorshchikov, a staff member of the museum's ecology department who was present at the bark examination.

"However, we can say nothing until we have some real bone samples. No bones — no science," he said.
This leaves the usually garrulous Bourtsev silent. He merely offers a sphinx-like smile.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Mystery Of Ghostly Black-Eyed Child Sightings On Cannock Chase

A paranormal investigator is appealing for witnesses after a resurgence of sightings of an eerie entity known as the “black-eyed child”.

Lee Brickley is scouring the Staffordshire beauty spot of Cannock Chase after receiving claims the girl, “who has coal-black pits for eye sockets” is making appearances again some 30 years after she was first spotted.
Brickley, who is the author of UFOs Werewolves & The Pig-Man: Exposing England’s Strangest Location – Cannock Chase, received the latest report a fortnight ago.

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Sightings of the 'black-eyed child' have been reported on Cannock Chase (file picture)
The sighting, which he shared with Huffington Post UK was as follows:
“On Saturday 13th September, my wife and I were walking though Cannock Chase near to Stile Cop with our dog. Once we had entered the woodland, and the road was no longer visible, we started to hear the giggling noise of a little girl.
“To our amazement, a child, no taller than one meter in height appeared as if out of nowhere further up the path in front of us. We stopped dead in our tracks after noticing her eyes had no colour. Her head was tilted to the side in much the same way it would appear if she had been hung.
“She stared at us for around five minutes before running away into a densely grouped area of trees. My wife wanted to follow her, but I was having none of it.”
An earlier description of the girl mirrors that of those chronicled in the early 1980s, the Birmingham Mail reports.

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Paranormal investigator Lee Brickley is looking into sightings of the 'black-eyed child'
And Brickley published this account of an encounter in July last year on his website, attributed to a woman using the pseudonym Mrs Kelly:
“... Around 2 months ago my daughter and I were walking through Birches Valley (an area well known for it's spectral sightings) when we heard the screams of a young child. I couldn't tell if it was a boy or a girl, but they definitely seemed in distress and sounded very close to us, so we instantly started running towards the noise.
“We couldn't find the child anywhere and so stopped to catch our breath, that's when I turned round and saw a girl stood behind me, no more than 10 years old, with her hands over her eyes, like she was waiting for a birthday cake.
“I asked if she was okay and if she had been the one screaming, she then put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes, which is when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing.
“I jumped back and grabbed my daughter, when I looked again, the child was gone. It was strange really, I knew something was going to happen, even before it did, I just had a weird feeling...”
Brickley told the HuffPost UK: “In my opinion, the black-eyed child seems to be some kind of demon.
“While it might seem like a standard spectral encounter, almost all the reports involve the child leading people towards potentially dangerous situations.

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Online fiction forum Creepypasta Wiki is also the home of internet fiend Slender Man

“I have received nine different reports in the last two years from seemingly credible witnesses. During interviews most of their stories have been very similar.
“I’m also appealing for more reports, so if anyone has more information, I ask they get in touch as soon as possible.”

Indeed in a post last year, Brickley spoke of his aunt’s encounter with a black-eyed child back in 1982.
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Brickley has also investigated reports of the 'Pig-Man' of Cannock Chase (file picture)
Then 18, she was on Cannock Chase one evening when she heard a little girl shouting for help. He wrote:
“She stumbled upon a dirt track and caught sight of the six to eight-year-old girl, running in the opposite direction, shouting ‘help mommy help’.
“… by now it was getting dark and the little girl had reached an area of very densely planted thick and bushy trees. She turned around to face my auntie, looked her dead in the eyes, and then ran off into the dark, compact woodland. At this point, probably very wisely, the decision was made to give up. “
Speculating that the sightings could be related to the Raymond Morris child killings in the 1960s, Brickley adds: “In my mind it seems likely that even if my auntie had continued to chase the little girl, she would never have caught her, because it wasn’t a child at all, but an evil force, planning to do away with my own family member.”

Online fiction forum Creepypasta Wiki also references a “black-eyed people”, though these sightings were predominantly across the pond in North America.

The site, which also spawned the legend of Slender Man, adds they are: “Often children, with eyes that are solid black with no differentiation between sclera, pupil, or iris, and are occasionally reported to have blue or bluish tinted skin like that of a corpse.

“Those who report encounters with them often feel that the children were somehow supernatural and extremely dangerous though they could not explain why.”

And blogger Christine Stockton compiled this list of “16 terrifying encounters with ‘the black-eyed kids’,” as sourced from Reddit.

Cannock Chase has a long history of eerie happenings, according to the BBC, including sightings of a “werewolf-type creature” and a Pig-Man.

As far back as the 1940s, the Pig-Man - a half-human, half-swine, has allegedly been seen by those brave enough to venture into the woods after dark.

Witnesses recall a human body in tattered clothes, a distorted face, an unmistakable snout and the shrill squealing of the Pig-Man heard from miles around.

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