As you read this I will be deep in the woods on an adventure with my dear friend Kewaunee Lapseritis. I am quite sure something strange and mysterious already has happened as it always does, although sometimes it is not apparent until weeks after the trip.
One of the most mysterious states in the US is Kentucky, a place where I believe the veil between this dimension and others is very thin and that other realities bleed over into Kentucky.
Why Kentucky? Maybe because of the widespread historic violence during the Indian wars and the Civil War, blood was everywhere. In Kentucky natural mysteries and natural wonders abound. The question is does this past violence open up portals for other entities, beings and bizarre creatures to slide in?
I had always enjoyed traveling through Kentucky, but I always felt a strange energy among the beauty of the green/blue grass. There are many weird stories that have come out of Kentucky over the past 200 years. Here are a few.
In the late 90’s a couple was driving through the Ohio bottomlands and suddenly the woman in the car noticed something like an ultra-light plane or a glider. But to the couple’s surprise it was a huge bird, which was featherless, with bat-wings, red in color, and a wingspan of about 20 feet. Another curious detail it had a tail that was rolled up. If we had a little smoke and fire, I would say it was a dragon.
There are also hundreds of Bigfoot sightings happening yearly throughout the state. There is even a mountain called Bigfoot Mountain in the Western part of the state. And there are Leprechauns/We people; some are covered with hair and others the more traditional brightly-colored clothes- shoes etc.
Finally they have strange lizard-like creatures about 6 ft tall, which can run on their hind feet. Several dozen of these encounters have been reported in the last 50 years throughout Kentucky.
There are many other examples of true strangeness in Kentucky, the “Land of Tomorrow.”
Sleep tight – the fun is just beginning.
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Date: April 2009
The witness, a dog breeder, was outside with his newest addition to his kennel, a German shepherd puppy. He was in the process of housebreaking the young pet. He lives in a largish corner lot with lots of trees, shrubs and bushes, and many things—animal noises, distant traffic and sudden rain fall—would really get the dog’s attention. Before day one morning, they were both out there doing the dog’s business, and the witness was off in his semi-wakeful zone, still in his pajamas and hoping for the best. They were both facing away from the house when he noticed the dog sitting alertly, watching something with complete interest. The witness glanced in the direction he was facing, sort of south-westerly and looking a bit scornful. At first h thought he saw a white plastic bag or some kind of cloth stuck up high in the last of the tall privet hedge that runs from east to west along his property line. He chuckled at his puppy and quickly told him it was nothing, “Get busy!” he said with semi-urgency. However the puppy never moved, but continued to stare fixedly at the ‘thing’. He was about to urge him again, but something about his attitude urged me to really look. Something was just odd about what he was seeing. The ‘thing’ was up about 10 feet or so near the end of the property, maybe about 15 feet from where they both were standing, and it was oddly and continuously moving. What made it so odd was how fluidly it moved, like nothing that would make any kind of sense in nature. He noticed it was square and very white, waving from the bottom parts, left to right and up and downward in a weird, unnatural way.
At first he thought the wind was making it move, but as he watched the thing, he realized there wasn’t much in the way of wind or even breeze to keep that thing moving so smoothly all the time. And he could not hear the tell-tale sound of plastic (what he first thought it was). In fact, he could hear no sound at all in his yard. Not one insect or frog made its presence known. His puppy continued staring at this thing. The witness points out that all young puppies and kittens will do this, but this dog would have lost interest if the thing wasn’t threatening or didn’t change its behavior, which it hadn’t. The more he watched the thing, the more he knew something was odd about it. The liquid movement was all wrong. Something told him he needed to go inside, now. He called his puppy, which was not quite ready to leave. He had to pull him away, calling his name quietly to coax him along. He kept stopping to look back. At the patio doors he turned back to watch the thing in a way that totally scared the witness. He wanted to hear like a plastic bag would make in that kind of quiet; he need to see it was only a fragment of white fabric stuck in his hedge, but he was getting nothing like that…nor was his dog.
Finally he got his dog on the stoop and urged him into the house. He couldn’t wait to be behind a locked door. He talked to the puppy, trying to encourage him. The dog looked at him and back at the now locked patio doors. Then he kept staring at the witness, as if he didn’t recognize him for some time. He behaved sort of lethargically, as he was coming out of a trance, and that scared the witness more than seeing the thing in the shrubs. Once he had gotten the puppy in his crate, he went to the bedroom window that looked lout into the back to see if the thing was still there. It was, it continued where it was in the hedge, flowing in its languid, spooky way. His roommate asked him what was wrong, and as he watched the waving object he related what had happened. If the puppy hadn’t been staring at the thing so intently, the witness doesn’t know if he would have ever noticed it. In fact he thinks that if the puppy hadn’t been staring at it for so long, he would never have even been bothered by it, especially since he probably would have never noticed it in the first place. Later when early daylight had come he was heading out there with his puppy again, he looked for the thing first. He fully expected it to be there, since the wind hadn’t picked up to dislodge it from its hold in the hedge. Naturally, he looked for it, but it was nowhere to be seen. He looked in the side yards, in the shrubs, in his neighbor’s yards and into the street but it had apparently moved on. The weird part was that his puppy kept looking for it afterward, he knew exactly what he was searching for whenever he pulled him in that direction, where he would sit and wait expectantly for a while. After about 3 days the puppy forgot about it. The witness could not.
Source: Your True Tales—September 2009
Comments: Difficult to categorize this one. But it seems like some type of primal survival instincts had taken over the witness and his puppy.
Release date: March 7th 2011, Albuquerque, NM
Event dates: April 29, 30, & May 1, 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM, Santa Ana Star Casino, Bosque Convention Ctr.
Contact Info: Nancy Wallace, 505-966-5017, email@example.com
Links: http://wakeupnowconference.com, http://childsmiraclemind.org
Albuquerque Wakes Up in a Big Way
The Wake Up Now! Conference engages cosmic truths, UFOs, conspiracy theories, the paranormal, and re-evolution, while supporting new educational options for children. It is now obvious that our children are changing dramatically and that our educational system is struggling to meet their needs and achieving minimal success. This is a Wake Up Call.
So, what do cosmic truths, UFOs, conspiracies and the paranormal have to do with our children? Our minds are expanding. Our world is changing. Our level of input from TV, computers and other sources keeps growing exponentially. Our kids need to be prepared to handle the onslaught of information and the challenges of the future while maintaining a sense of order, balance and joy.
The primary purpose of the Wake Up Now! Conference being held at the Santa Ana Casino’s Bosque Conference Center, April 29 through May 1, is to bring new and emerging information to the public through highly regarded speakers who represent decades of experience and research on the linked subjects of Cosmic Truths, UFOs, Conspiracy Theories, the Paranormal, & Re-evolution. Re-evolution is defined as the changes in the human population being seen firsthand through earth’s youth. Changes in consciousness and mental function are being reported in children and adults. Humanity is clearly perched on the precipice of something big.
The funds raised through this conference benefit the building fund for The School of Now, a project of A Child’s Miracle Mind, Inc, a 501C3 not for profit corporation. The School of Now is a radically new support and education system designed for the children now arriving into our human family.
A Child’s Miracle Mind, Inc. was founded by Nancy Wallace who says, “We draw upon new and advanced approaches, to consistently explore knowledge, remedies, and relief to aid and assist parents and children who have been labeled ADHD, ADD and/or problem children.” It is the organization’s goal to heighten school performance and personal growth. The organization uses alternative methods, tests and techniques, along with nutritional changes, emotional counseling and intuitive counseling to address the challenges.
The February Meeting of one of New Mexico’s favorite UFO/ Paranormal groups used their meeting time to share valuable information about all things cosmic. The talented group from all parts of the country brought their very interesting diversity to the meeting.
So briefly, one newcomer talked about two powerful UFO sightings in Northern New Mexico, one an extremely bright light and the other which looked like a florescent propane tank. Another man who was a city planner for a large community started getting channeled information from several dimensional groups and his life was changed forever. He was told first to move to Canada and then to Albuquerque, and he is waiting there for further instructions.
Then there was the military meteorologist who had extensive conversations with physicists from the Rand Corp. about the existence of UFOs. And as weather spotter he had seen many UFOs and anomalies on the weather radar. There was the woman who did vortex photography and photographed 30+ UFOs in the sky over the Sandia Mountains, ships that were exactly the same as the now famous ones over New York City seen late last year.
Another lady talked about the many vortexes on the Belen Mesa and how through them and recent powerful solar flares changes are happening at all levels of this dimension. One of the senior members of the group talked about two UFO Hot Spots he had visited – Puerto Rico and Skinwalker Ranch in Utah and the strange anomalies he had witnessed.
Another participant talked about her running away from home at 2 years old and being found down the street playing in a garden. And she said there was a strange cosmic feeling to the whole event. And finally there was discussion about an excellent new book by a member of the group called “Reflections of a UFO Investigator.” A 622 page book covering a lifetime of tight investigative work on UFOs, strange beings, abductions, the cover-up conspiracy and much more.
Sleep Tight – If you like it or not change is coming, so be fearless and embrace it, but always, always listen to your heart-mind.
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Paranormal Case Files Press Release-1
Richard G. Santos
Espantosa Lake in Dimmit County got its name in the late 1600’s when a Spanish expedition spent a scary night along its banks during “un tempetad espantosa” (a horrific storm). Like all other names given to rivers, creeks and lakes by Spanish explorers, the name stuck and 300 plus years later it is still known “El Espantosa” or Espantosa Lake. Many have been the stories this writer has collected of fishermen or late night “picnickers” using the lake-side park as a lovers’ lane, reporting strange and scary experiences at the Espantosa. La Llorona (wailing woman), Lechuza (witch-evil bird), ghosts of people who died at the lake and even a headless rider have been reported. There are also the many hidden treasure stories and the sounds of stampedes, heavy clanking wagons and the yells of muleteers racing and splashing into or out of the lake. There was also one fisherman who told of seeing a strange light swimming under the surface of the water near his fishing boat. Finally, Zeke Romero reported how the fish in his pond next to the lake all disappeared overnight without leaving any carcasses or traces of ever having been in the pond. In his case, however, he discovered another rancher had a similar experience at a pond on his ranch some distance away from the Espantosa. Neither property owner ever got a scientific or acceptable explanation as to how and why all the fish had disappeared.
Now comes this interesting story when on June 23, 1834, Jean Louis Berlandier camped at the Camino Real crossing of the Nueces River in Zavala County near the old road by the detention center. Last time I visited the site slightly over three years ago with former County Commissioner David Lopez, the old steel bridge was still standing but slowly falling apart due to lack of use and maintenance. Because a bridge had to be constructed for crossing the high banks of the Nueces, the group spent an extra day along the river banks. The group resumed its march on the 25th continuing on the Camino Real heading toward the Rio Grande crossing near present-day El Indio. Before leaving the Nueces River crossing Berlandier recorded having found a message carved on a large tree. It stated, “the first colony of the Villa de Dolores crossed (here) on 28th of February 1834”. The message was in reference to the families gathered by John Charles Beales for the founding of the township of Dolores in present Kinney County. The township failed but land speculator Beales returned to the Nueces to claim the Aguirre Mexican land grant. However, that is a different story not to be told here and now, maybe later.
But back to the diary of Berlandier’s travels in Texas. On June 25th he and his group marched from the Nueces River pass Espantosa Lake and camped along the banks of Peña Creek in Dimmit County. His entry for that day is most interesting as he noted that many travelers on the Camino Real de los Tejas were afraid of camping along the Espantosa. As recorded by Berlandier, a large mammal (mamifero) lived in/on/at the lake and was known to emerge at night and attack anybody camping along the banks of the lake. Among the victims was a group of Lipan Apaches who had camped by the lake. He also stated that in 1813 “two couriers” who had camped at the lake were attacked by the monster and they managed to kill it. The remains were left on site and Berlandier recorded that he searched for the bones but was not able to find any traces of the monster’s remains.
Before speculating on what Berlandier might have been writing about it is best to give the reader his credentials as a highly respected scientist, naturalist and botanist. Jean Louis Berlandier was born about 1805 on the France-Switzerland border area. He attended the academy in Geneva and earned a degree in botany. In 1826 he traveled to Mexico to gather and identify plants not recorded by the scientific community. In 1827 he joined the Mexico-U.S. Border Commission headed by General Manuel Mier y Teran. The Commission was to set the boundary between Texas and Louisiana but Berlandier took advantage of the trip to investigate, name and collect the unnamed and unrecorded flora of central Mexico, Northeast Mexico and Texas along the various Caminos Real. Thus included in his diaries are interesting descriptions of the cities, towns and villages he visited in Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Tamauilipas and Texas. The diary of his travels from San Antonio to the Uvalde Canyon with José Francisco Ruiz and a group of Comanches is an invaluable insight into the life and culture of the Native Americans. However, being a college educated European with a different world view and value system, Berlandier’s description of the residents of the township in Texas and along the lower Rio Grande is far from favorable. Nonetheless, the published and unpublished work of Jean Louis Berlandier is one of the greatest literary and scientific contributions in Texas, the middle to lower Rio Grande area and Northeast Mexico.
So what man-eating mammal at Espantosa Lake was Berlandier writing about in 1834? Even though he always referred to alligators as caymans, he did know the reptile and frequently reported their habitats wherever he encountered them. So we can rule out the alligator. Because he wrote it was a mammal (mamifero), could the so-called monster have been a jabalina, feral pig or bear? We do not know. All we have is Berlandier’s statement that a large, monstrous mammal lived in/on/at Espantosa Lake and emerged at night to attack anybody camping along its banks. Like the contemporary stories of Big Foot, Nessy at Loch Ness, Chessie at Lake Champlain or the swamp man of the Louisiana bayous, Berlandier was not able to find the skeleton or remains of the “monster of Espantosa Lake”. It should also be noted that it is only in Berlandier’s 1834 diary that we find a reference to said monster. No other diary keeper traversing the area from the late 1500’s to the present period has ever made a similar claim. Ghosts, wagons, buried treasures, stampeding horses, La Llorona, Lechuzas, Gritonas, UFOs reported at the lake; yes. A man-eating mammal at the Espantosa; no!
Berlandier’s massive writings, studies and publications can be found by those interested in reading the material itself. Thus under his name, I recomend you search for (1) Caza del oso y cibola en el noreste de Tejas, 1844, (2) Luis Berlandier y Rafael Chovel, Diario de viaje de la Comision de Limites, 1850, (3) Espedicion cientifica del general Teran a Tejas, 1840 and 1857. Reprints of most books were published in Mexico City in the 1940’s. Book number one above was translated and published by John Ewer in 1980 as The Indians of Texas in 1830. Also in 1980, the Texas State Historical Association published a translation of Berlandier’s diary in two volumes as Journey to Mexico During the years 1826 to 1834. Whereas this two volume translation features the water colors of the flora Berlandier discovered, recorded and named, Ewer’s book published by Smithsonian features watercolors of the Native Americans of Texas in 1828 through 1834. All publications are worth reading with or without the illustrations. I also recommend you read the first editions in Spanish to avoid translation errors.
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Zavala County Sentinel ………. 28-29 October 2009
Richard G. Santos
Dinky (a nickname) says she was about six years of age when she first saw the light. It seems that one cool night in Fall her father took her and her mother for a ride into the darkened countryside. It was late at night. She does not remember what time it was when her father parked the car and turned off the headlights. Sitting on the back seat, Dinky quickly put her chin on the front seat between her parents to see what lay ahead. The harvest moon shone its light upon the north central Texas Plains as an old two story house came into view. The house had apparently been empty for a long time as indicated by dangling boards, doors hanging sideways and broken windows. Off to the left of the house was a tall barn without doors. I could not see the interior but easily imagined stalls for horses, farm and ranching tools hanging on broken walls and a ladder leading to the hayloft, she said with a certain amount of excitement.
œHere it comes, said her father softly as she held his wifes left hand. Watch and don’t make a sound.â€ Dinkys mother reportedly sighed deeply and placed her right hand to her lips as if to quiet herself. Hovering off the ground on the left side of the barn was a glowing image. It was not human-shaped as it had no head or feet. I was like an elongated glowing oval that moved very slowly along the outside left wall. First it moved toward the front, stopped as if looking at us, then floated along the wall to the rear. Again it stopped and started floating to the front. Back and forth it went a number of times as it looking for something, someone or maybe a way into the barn. After a while my mother said lets go, I have seen enough so we left. To this day I do not know what I saw or what it was. There was no explanation then and I have no explanation today. I remember it clearly and until today I had only told my children and no one else.
My friend Dinky is not the only person who has experienced an inexplicable incident and never told anyone other than the closest relatives. It is difficult to explain something the person does not understand. There is also the fear of people laughing in disbelief. So many stories of apparitions remain secret, unsaid and unrecorded.
The same is true for Miss M. I. who says she remembers still sleeping in a crib with her sister at about age two and seeing stuffed clowns crawling up the railings threatening to jump into the crib! I asked if she was sure about being roughly age two and she aggressively assured me she remembers it well. Setting the age question aside, she recalls how scared she was of all clowns of any size, living or stuffed. Listening to her I suspected she still hesitates when it comes to circus or party clowns.
Miss M. I. also recalls as a young girl of elementary school age laying in bed and seeing the rooms furniture and other items floating upside down in the air above her head. Screaming for her mother the items quickly returned to their places as soon as someone entered the room. In discussing this incident she agreed these scenes may have occurred when she was ill and had a high fever. In other words, without saying it, she informally agreed she could have been hallucinating while suffering from the flu or other high fever causing malady. She added no one believed her as a child and does not readily share these two experiences with anyone. Surprisingly, she added her sister with whom she shared the crib up to about age three recalls the climbing, menacing stuffed clowns! You figure.
Meanwhile, Mr. G from the Asherton-Catarina corridor remembers some spooky experiences from his childhood. Like most in that area of Texas, the sound of galloping horses, bull whips cracking in the air and wagons with clanking chains were also heard by G. Stories of hidden treasures, flames shooting from out of the ground late at night and strange floating masculine and feminine glowing shapes in the monte, along unpaved country roads and specific paths are also recalled.
So we ask, just how many ghost stories and inexplicable incidents are there along the three different routes of the Camino Real de los Tejas? There is no question many people lost their lives along the routes; some by natural causes, others by accident and still others through hostile and/or criminal acts. Battles between Native American tribes and clans featured both killings and cannibalistic rituals. So are there any spirits of an Indian killed in battle or his/her body parts eaten at a religious mitote haunting specific places and sites? What about the early Spanish explorers on official or unofficial expeditions crossing the area? How many of those who died along the routes of the Camino Real are still lingering on-site without eternal peace? Then there are the known Mexican merchants taking goods to San Antonio de Bexar being assaulted, robbed and killed by hostile tribes or bandidos of diverse ethnic background.
After statehood in 1848, the area quickly entered the period called The Indian Wars so how many Native American or early Texan, U.S. troops and Hispanics may still be guarding the places where they fell or buried a treasure. Then again, what was a treasure to the person who buried it? To the early Native Americans a treasure could have been a freshly killed bear, buffalo, enemy, pottery or trinkets used as jewelry. To the Spanish explorers a treasure could have been a favorite horse, a mate or family member (wife, child, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc), or some pesos duros (Spanish silver coins commonly called pieces of eight. To those who came after 1848 a treasure could have been a sword, gun, rifle, photograph, mate or family member. So what are/were the buried or lost treasures of the Camino Real de los Tejas? And why can’t some spirits seem to find eternal peace? Were they not buried but merely left above ground for the wild animals and weather to do away with their remains? Did they not receive proper religious departure whether Native American, Jewish or Christian? Or, could some of those supposed spirits be guarding their greatest treasure; their souls and final resting place? We know not the answers but merely record the ghost storied and legends shared by many who grew up or live along the three routes of the Camino Real de los Tejas.
In closing, we are happy to have had the German documentary film-makers in town along with former internee Art Jacob. It is always a pleasure and honor to assist in any manner possible. And special thanks to Mayor Benito Perez, Jack Kingsbury and the Dairy Queen gang for helping out. Muchisimas gracias amigos.
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Zavala County Sentinel June 6-7, 2007