Is there room in the Para/Crypto/Fortean world for a gun-toting, paranoid, bipolar, opinionated bastard? A lonely romantic in search of his lost soul? A knight, Samurai, gunslinger, born in the wrong century? A self-destructive, doom-driven survivor seeking redemption? A heavy drinking gonzo outlaw cryptozoologist whose ego is exceeded only by his libido?
No, there isn't. That's why I'm here...

02 February 2011

Windows Of Weirdness? Portals Of Paranormality? Gateways Of Great-Googly-Moogly's?

Point Pleasant area of West Virginia: November 12, 1966, to December 1967. The famous Mothman episode. Sightings of a strange flying creature with hugeglowing red eyes. UFOs, Men In Black, weird alien beings, poltergeist-like activity, and assorted Heavy Weirdness centered on a geographical area. The numerous phenomena peaked for 13 months, ceasing (or most certainly drastically curtailing) following the collapse of the Silver Bridge. Detailed in John Keel's classic "The Mothman Prophecies".

"Skinwalker Ranch", Utah: A history of UFOs, cattle mutilations, teleportations, poltergeist actitvity, sightings of strange creatures a plethora of other phenomena. Following the purchase of the ranch by NIDS (National Institute of Discovery Science) the phenomena kept up for a year or so, but has (reportedly) seriously cutrailed. (though the area and Utah in general remains a UFO/cattle mute hotspot). Detailed in the book "Hunt For The Skinwalker."

Of course there have been other areas of ongoing strange activity. The Bridgewater Triangle, the Troup-Heard Corridor, various sites in the desert Southwest to the mountains and forests of the PNW.

Now there's another place and time to add to the list. Stan Gordon's new book "Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania Bigfoot-UFO Casebook" lists reports of Bigfoot and UFO sightings in Pennsylvania occurring from the Fall of 1973 to early 1974. In addition to Bigfoot and UFOs, there are reports of Thunderbirds, intercepted mail and disrupted communications among investigators, strange three-toed footprints, and an aerial phenomenon that brought to mind both the Skinwalker Ranch and a little-known Bigfoot incident.
I'll be going into detail on some of these events in future posts since some of them are truly "things that make you go wtf?" And discussing the similarities of the events from these differing locations.
But what really puzzles me is: Whattup with the timing? Sure, we can compare geography, geology, and histories of these areas. But I can't help but wonder if something about the time periods is some kind of factor. Why do these events seem to build, reach a climax, and then peter out? (Oh, stop it!)
I really believe their is some kind of Intelligence behind these things, and I admit I'm stymied as to it's motives or purpose.

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