Thursday, January 22, 2015

Womans's reports of seeing a monster were not taken seriously

Charmaine Fraser, 41, claims to have seen a Bigfoot near a disused sandstone quarry during a morning walk with her gran’s dog as a child.

She has now gone public on her sighting and wants people to help her prove the existence of the mysterious creatures.

Charmaine, who is orginally from Monikie and now lives in Edinburgh, said she saw the 7ft, black beast with no neck and broad shoulders in Carmyllie in the early 1980s.

She told The Courier: “I was with the dog and we were coming down the path that leads to the track running past the bottom of the property and out to the farm road.

“Just before I got on to the track, the dog stopped suddenly and started to growl, whine and bare her teeth.
“I looked up to see a large black figure further along the track standing with its back to me.

“It was reaching up to a branch on a tree at the side of the track and was tall, of thick build with no neck and wide shoulders.

Read Full Sory: The Courier UK

US Air Force releases classified UFO documents online (video)

Nearly 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files on UFO investigations and sightings are now available in one place online. UFO enthusiast John Greenewald compiled a database called the Project Blue Book Collection, containing nearly every declassified document from the Blue Book project.

THE BLACK VAULT: Browse the collection

Hotel burns in Colorado, but what about Rufus the Ghost (video)

ROUTT COUNTY – People living in the town of Yampa, just south of Steamboat Springs, are wondering whether a historic building destroyed by fire in early January will return to their community.

The century's old Royal Hotel went up in flames after an issue erupted with its coal-heating system. Everything in the building was destroyed.
The hotel was considered the heart and soul of Yampa. For more than a hundred years, hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen from all over Colorado would visit it.

"Little towns like this or a little town out on the Eastern Plains – whenever they lose something the town hurts. It's important to us. A heart and a soul," said Paul Bonnifield, a local historian.

Perhaps no Royal Hotel guest is as well-known as "Rufus the Ghost." As the legend goes, Rufus was either killed during a poker game or died from the flu. No one really knows. Regardless, folks in Yampa say he haunted the hotel for 100 years.

"One of the questions that was asked almost immediately after the fire was 'What happened to Rufus?' Because he's important to the town," said Bonnifield.

Read Full Story: 9 News Colorado

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ever wake up and think you see a ghost?

It was an ordinary night, but Salma, a 20-year-old student at The American University in Cairo, had a particularly frightening experience. She woke up, unable to move a muscle, and felt as though there were an intruder in her bedroom. She saw what appeared to be a fanged, bloody creature that looked like "something out of a horror movie," standing beside her bed.

She later explained her experience to researchers who were conducting a survey about sleep paralysis, a common but somewhat unexplained phenomenon in which a person awakens from sleep but feels unable to move. Up to 40 percent of people report experiencing sleep paralysis at some point in their lives, and a few, like Salma, hallucinate shadowy intruders hovering over them.

"Sleep paralysis can be a very frightening experience for some people, and a clear understanding of what actually causes it would have great implications for people who suffer from it," said Baland Jalal, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego.

Researchers say that sleep paralysis happens when a person awakens during a stage of sleep known as rapid eye movement (REM). People in this stage of sleep are usually dreaming, but their muscles are nearly paralyzed, which might be an evolutionary adaptation that keeps people from acting out their dreams.

Read Full Story: Fox News