Comet 67P – An Alien Spaceship? Conspiracies Abound…

Well, here we go again.

Mankind sends yet another delicate instrument on a long journey into the inky universe for an encounter of the scientific kind with a Celestial Body. In this case, a comet bigger than New York – Comet 67P. From the moment the Philae lander fired its grappling hooks, conspiracy theories popped up like mushrooms. Why would anyone believe it is a massive coverup designed to hide the face that the Rosetta mission was to hobnob with aliens?

Today’s post comes from http://www.travelerstoday.com

Also have a look at a very intriguing video of a strange object allegedly passing over the comet…

Comet 67P Conspiracy: Rosetta Mission A Cover Up, Philae Comet Allegedly An Alien Spaceship

What Do You Believe?

I stumbled across this very interesting infographic today and am wondering what my paranormal friends think of it. Charting beliefs of Americans regarding the paranormal, it shows a very high percentage of persons having a paranormal experience. Yet belief in individual phenomena (for example, witches) is relatively low.

What do YOU believe in? Is the paranormal real, or imagined? Have you had a paranormal experience? Share it with us here!

Thanks to Fact of the Day!

paranormal infographic

What Do You Believe?

UFO Sightings Are On The Rise

Just when you thought it was safe to drive down a lonely road at night…!

Those strange glowing lights (and occasional structured craft) are showing up more and more. They have seemingly always been with us, but really exploded on the scene in 1947, just prior to the infamous Roswell UFO Crash. Since then there have  been sightings, contacts, and even abductions.

Today’s article comes from http://www.inquisitr.com.

UFO Sightings Continue To Be On The Rise

Are Crystal Skulls Real?

Below is an article I wrote for Crystal Age last year – I am happy to bring it to my Supernatural Wonders readers this week!

There is a legend of thirteen ancient crystal skulls from the Mayans lost civilization, that when united will bring universal knowledge. There are today real crystal skulls in existence that range from a few inches in diameter to life size. They are in the possession of various owners, the remainder on exhibition in the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Musee de l’Homme in Paris.

Believers in the supernatural consider crystal skulls to be much more than simply interesting artefacts. They look to the skulls as objects of divination, that can be used similarly to crystal balls for scrying and seeing into the future.

There is still great controversy amongst believers and sceptics as to the origins of the skulls. Believers will say that they are thousands of years old, possibly relics of lost civilizations like Atlantis. Sceptics say they are fakes, carved not much longer than a few hundred years ago.

The British Crystal Skull

The British Crystal Skull

Famous Crystal Skulls

  • The most famous of the skulls is the The Mitchell-Hedges Skull. This skull was discovered in the 1920s by British adventurer Anna Mitchel Hedges, allegedly beneath a Mayan temple in Belize. According to Anna, the Mayans told her that this  quartz skull was used to ‘will death. Anna has also claimed that she has used this skull for healing.
  • Art restorer Frank Dorland studied the skull for six years, claiming the sound of a choir singing coming from its structure. Dorland also said while gazing into the skull, he was able to see shifting images. Dorland took the skull to Hewlett-Packard researchers who determined that it was carved from a single piece of crystal.

  • Made from cloudy quartz, the British Museum crystal skull is of similar size to the Mitchell-Hedges skull though less detailed. The museum acquired it from Tiffany & co in 1898. The skull is supposedly from Mexico, of Aztec origin.
  • The skull kept in the Musée de l’Homme in Paris is half the size of the previously mentioned skulls, and was also thought to be Aztec, donated to the museum in 1878 by Alphonse Pinart.
  • Larger than any of these is the 9 inch high, 8 inch long skull now in the Smithsonian Institution in the USA. The museum received the skull in the mail in 1992 with an anonymous note stating that it was an ‘Aztec crystal skull’ and ‘purchased in Mexico City in 1960′.  Several other, smaller skulls also exist in museums. These include the clear quartz ‘Texas Crystal Skull,’ the ‘ET’ skull made from smoky quartz and found by a Central American family.
  • The Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull

    The Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull

    Crystal Skulls – Ancient Wisdom?

    Those who believe in the supernatural qualities of crystal skulls point to the piezoelectric properties of quartz crystal as evidence of the skulls’ power. Devotees assert that the skulls hold the history of the earth in their structure, rather like computer chips. All that is needed is the correct method of reading this information. Today, crystal skulls are very popular as ornaments and, depending on what crystal they are carved from, are said to be useful for scrying and divination.

    Are the thirteen skulls true supernatural objects or are they recent fakes? It is a fact that skulls figure prominently in Mexican and Central American culture, therefore some of the skulls could indeed be ancient artefacts. Are they doorways into the past or future? Until their complex codes can be deciphered, we can only speculate.

    Who or What are The Black Eyed Kids?

    Just let us in, this won’t take long.’

    What would you do if strangers appeared at your door and said this to you? Unnerving enough, but what if those strangers were children with totally black eyes and a strange air of dread about them?

    The Black Eyed Kids phenomenon is happening all around the world, with incidents of these weird encounters with groups of small children (averaging 8-10 years of age) appearing at doorsteps, cars, or even out in the open, asking for help, only to vanish moments later. The most unsettling thing about these kids are their eyes – totally black, covering the iris and sclera, soulless and unblinking. But what exactly do these children want?

    Black Eyed Kids
    ‘Let me in, it won’t take long…’

    A Typical Encounter

    Paranormal researcher David Weatherly reports many such encounters in his book, Black Eyed Children. One such incident occurred in Dallas, Texas, where a gentleman came home, placed his hand on the door handle and suddenly a child appeared out of nowhere by the steps. Startled, the man looked at the boy, noting the child’s pale skin and solid black eyes. ‘Is it food time?’ the boy asked. The man was stunned. The boy repeated his question, ‘Is it food time?’.

    Glancing inside, he saw that his three-year-old Pitbull was charging at the front door. This was the most fearsome of guard animals, having bit rattlesnakes in half on many an occasion. Upon seeing the black eyed child, the dog skidded to a stop. Wining, tail between its legs, the Pitbull shot under the bed and stayed there for days, refusing to come out. The man slipped inside and locked the door. The child peered through the glass of the door and continued tapping. Eventually, the child vanished.

    Black Eyed Kids

    Black Eyed Kids dress in drab clothes, and often travel in threes

    The Gruesome Details

    Reports of encounters with Black-Eyed Kids have been coming in to paranormal researchers since the late 1990s, and are on the increase. A typical encounter begins with a continual knocking at a resident’s door. The home owner opens the door to see a trio of young children standing on the doorstep who are not in anyway known in the neighborhood and who are dressed in nondescript clothing – like what Amish kids might wear. Other times they wear modern clothes like jeans and hoodies, though drab brown or gray, as if trying not to be noticed. The clothes may be ill-fitting, as though they don’t quite know how to dress. There are no signs of phones, iPods, or other gadgets. The skin of the children is pasty, almost artificial looking. The eyes are totally black. Body movements are very minimal, and have been described as ‘awkward’ or ‘stiff’.

    ‘Please, can we come in?’ they typically ask. ‘We just want to use your phone. This won’t take long. We’re just kids.’ The voices are droning, mechanical – repeating these entreaties over and over again: ‘Please, let us in. This won’t take long.’

    These encounters usually happen in the evening, just when the sun is going down.

    One thing most encounters have in common is that these children want to be allowed inside or want you to follow them.

    Black Eyed Kids
    Black Eyed Kids are known for their totally black eyes and odd demeanor

    Sinister Implications

    But what does it all mean? Researchers such as David Weatherly and Dave Schrader agree that there does seem to be a sinister agenda. Although very few reports have trickled where people have let these strange kids inside, no real harm has yet come to anyone who has come face to face with these entitie – yet – though victims have been left in a permanently anxious state.

    So what is going on? Are these demon in the guise of children? Alien hybrids? Or just children playing pranks? The way these children seem to appear and disappear seems to preclude the latter.

    Case in point:

    Host of Darkness Radio, Dave Schrader, was contacted in 2011 by an elderly woman from Minnesota with details of a particularly frightening encounter. One night in the middle of summer, at about 10pm, after it had been raining non-stop for several days, she and her husband heard what sounded to be children laughing and playing outside in their front yard. The woman got a very uncomfortable feeling and wondered who would let their kids out at this time of night. Looking outside, she didn’t see any children.

    After retiring to bed, the woman woke at 2am to find a trio of young children standing at her bedside. They had pale skin and totally black eyes. She quickly squeezed her eyes shut and took a deep breath, expecting that the children would be gone once she opened them again – a dream. But they were still there.

    Just as the woman opened her mouth to scream, the child in the middle of the trio put a finger to his lips and said, ‘Shhhh, we just want to look at you.’

    The woman screamed, awaking her husband. Flicking on the lights, the woman looked around the bedroom… but the children were gone.

    Whatever the implications of this growing phenomenon, we can be sure of one thing – it will not be giving up all of its secrets anytime soon. And just with ghosts, alien abductions, and bigfoot encounters, the run-ins with Black Eyed Kids will soon become a part of the paranormal lexicon.

    Grey Eyes In Silver

    ‘Grey Eyes In Silver’, a short story about a discarded mirror that brings more than just everyday reflections.

    Who, or what, exactly stares back at Penny as she gazes into an old mirror? A hallucination…or portent of death?

    Part of the From Elsewhere short story collection – six tales of unearthly visitors.
    Read it now on Smashwords and Goodreads.

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    A discarded mirror brings more than just everyday reflections.

    Excerpt:

    Pen stroked the child’s sweaty head. “Hey, sweetheart,” she said soothingly. “Did you have a bad dream again? Look – look at what we have…”

    Taking her son in to her arms, she held him in front of the mirror.

    Immediately the boy stopped crying.

    “Who is that?” she asked him in a high-pitched voice. “Who is that in the mirror?”

    Continue reading

    ‘Them’ ~ New short story

    The Christmas spirit is with me! A second short story from the upcoming From Elsewhere collection is now available FREE on Smashwords and Goodreads.

    ‘Them’ – Captured. Studied. Humiliated. A tale of an alien abduction from the victim’s point of view. What exactly do these creatures want?

    Captured. Studied. Humiliated. A tale of an alien abduction from the victim's point of view. What exactly do these creatures want?

    Captured. Studied. Humiliated. A tale of an alien abduction from the victim’s point of view. What exactly do these creatures want?

    Excerpt:

    I don’t like the feel of Their skin. But there’s nothing I can do, now; They’ve taken me.

    For as long as I can remember, beings that could only be referred to as ‘alien’ have been in my life. It was nothing I’d asked for.

    And it’s not just Their skin that gives me the creeps; it’s Their eyes. Everyone talks about those eyes, the way they stare right through you. They’re cold and … oh, what the hell, I have to use that word again, alien.

    The only way I have kept sane is by telling myself, over and over, that They are scientists just like I am. Well, Their science is different than ours, incredibly so, and it seems as though it’s sole purpose is for the study of us. Sometimes I feel as though its sole purpose is for the study of me.

    When I was younger, I was totally unaware of Them. I had heard things, of course, but never in my lifetime did I think that one I day might actually interact with Them! God, just the image of Them, the eyes, the difference in height … I’ve got to get a grip.

    ‘Forbidden’ ~ free short story

    My Christmas present to all of you – I am delighted to bring the first short story of the From Elsewhere collection as a free download in all major e-formats, via Smashwords!

    Massive thank you to L K Campbell for her excellent formatting service and to Tatiana Villa for her amazing artwork for this series.

    ‘Forbidden’ – a short tale taken from the From Elsewhere collection – six short stories of unearthly visitors.

    What are the consequences when an angel falls in love with a demon?

    Forbidden - free short story

    Excerpt:

    The Council Chamber shone as though sculpted from light.

    But for the nine male and female Council members it was a place of serenity, order. Lesser beings would shrink in here, shielding their eyes and cowering amidst the magnificence of it all. This was, after all, the Council.

    “Call forth the accused.”

    As the head of the Council, Saliha was always the first to speak. Tribunals always began with her. Out of the nine Council members seated at the semi-circular conference desk, she was the youngest, though exuded a special gravitas all her own. Each of the blue-clad members was equal in every way, however. Each decision weighed neatly and fairly against those of the others. Saliha was the leader, but the Council of Nine acted as one.

    A young woman approached the dais. She was just as striking as Saliha, though in a markedly different way. Slim, sylphlike, with hair so fair as to be almost white. There was a glow about her – brighter than the room itself but not quite as bright as the members of the Council who now bore their eyes deeply into her soul.

    The young woman stood upon the dais, chin held high. Despite the vulnerability in her crystalline blue eyes, they fervently declared to the Universe: ‘I have done nothing wrong’.

    “Your designation please,” said Saliha.

    “Phaedra,” replied the accused.

    “And your function.”

    “Angel.”

    A male Council member to the right of Saliha – clearly the oldest of the nine – leaned forward slightly.

    “More specific than that, Phaedra…” he said.

    “Messenger,” said Phaedra. Then, after a small pause, “In training.”

    Saliha kept her gaze riveted to Phaedra’s eyes. “Do you know why you’re here, Phaedra?” she asked.

    The young angel messenger did not bat an eyelid. “Yes,” was her cool response. “Because I was caught.”

    ‘From Elsewhere’ ~ Six short stories about strange visitors…

    Ghosts? Angels? Aliens? This collection of short tales concerns entities which could be any of these. Unearthly visitors have always fascinated me. Could they really exist? Or are they only part of our imagination? People have reported visitations for centuries. Real or not, they inspire me more than any other subject. So, over the years, I have penned many tales about these fascinating characters, and am currently preparing this as an anthology with the title From Elsewhere. Coming as an eBook release just after Christmas.

    And a big ol’ shout-out to the marvellous Tatiana Vila for yet another breathtaking piece of cover art. You are amazing, Tatiana!

    About the stories…

    “Them” is a story of alien abduction, published in the book Bardic Tales and Sage Advice in 2005.

    “The Long View” concerns one woman’s reflections on the life she has left behind, and was published by Wet Ink Press in 2006, and also in The Hub magazine in 2007.

    “The Hearing” (aka The Trial) explores what happens when a guardian angel is put on trial. This story was published in InvisibleInk.com’s book of short stories, Invisible Ink 1.

    “Forbidden” is a story about the most illicit of love affairs – the secret passion between an angel and a demon. My screenplay version of this won third prize in the Gimme Credit Short Screenplay Competition in 2008.

    “The Foundling”. Who or what exactly has appeared on the doorstep an old woman’s cottage in Ireland? Abandoned child, or something else? I was very happy to have this story accepted and printed by Mirador for The Mirador Fantasmagoria anthology in 2011.

    From Elsewhere will also feature “Grey Eyes In Silver”, where a discarded mirror brings more than just everyday reflections.

    I hope you will enjoy these and if so, will let me know what you think…and maybe spread the word as well. 🙂

    (BTW – my success with short stories about angelic entities inspired me to write my Young Adult novel, The Powers – also available in the New Year. Look out for it!)