Famed ufologist Stanton Friedman, who has written several books on extraterrestrials has died at the age of 84.
He was returning from an event in Columbus, Ohio when he died suddenly at Toronto Pearson Airport on May 13.
A nuclear physicist by training, the American-born, Fredericton, N.B. resident was known best for reinvigorating the discussion on the Roswell crash of 1947 back into the mainstream.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn and daughter Melissa.
RETURN TO GULF BREEZE
Gulf Breeze, Fla., which had seen a surge in UFO popularity during the late ‘80s thanks to Ed Walters’ fabricated photos, and subsequent outing by Pensacola News Journal reporter Craig Myers, is back in the spotlight.
This time, however, the token “Florida man” is George Sheldon III. Sheldon allegedly captured the incident on his cell phone on May 13 at 11:30 CDT in the direction of the Alabama border.
“It did appear, from where I was standing, to be in front of the clouds,” he told the reporter from WEAR ABC 3. “As it was illuminating it was lighting up the clouds as well.”
THE TWO FACES OF INVESTIGATING
The East Midlands Paranormal team unveiled an interesting video clip which features Sarah Goldsmith changing face during their investigation of Newton Park Hotel.
The 35-year-old is seen in a video seated in the doorway of an en suite in one of the rooms they were in while investigating the resident spirit of a “white lady”.
It’s alleged, by the team members that her face had changed. However, it’s not entirely clear how, though, as there is very little light, even with the night vision.
AS PHONY AS A TWO-DOLLAR BILL?
It’s not unusual to find loose change while out hiking, but one particular sojourner came across two old Spanish coins in southern Utah.
The coins, found near the Halls Crossing Marina on Lake Powell, allegedly pre-date Columbus’ travels on the West Side.
The identity of the Colorado hiker has not been revealed, but the provenance of the two coins is typically underwater, given the Glen Canyon Dam.
After further research, the man surmised the larger coin was from the 1660s and the smaller one was from the 1290s.
“This is very exciting,” said park service archaeologist Brian Harmon. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my career.”
A GRISLY DISCOVERY, AND A HAUNTED ROCKING CHAIR
Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans made the news a couple of times over the past month.
After wrapping shooting of “Ghost Adventures” in April at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark., jars alluded to on the show were discovered with human remains and tumors inside.
The jars — property of con-man doctor Norman Baker — were the direct result of his practices, as he claimed to have the cure for cancer.
Many of the victims succumbed to the disease while under his care.
“Whenever something like this is discovered, whenever things are found from beneath the ground like this, it can stir up additional activity,” Bagans told Newsweek. “There was a lot of pain associated with those items. I just hope that what they do with those items, they handle them the right way. Those are sensitive pieces of people’s bodies that died horrific deaths. You could call it murder.”
Bagans also made a recent purchase for his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, by picking up a nice rocking chair to help add a demonic flare to the building.
The Devi’s Rocking Chair, a relic associated with paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the 1981 Trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson in Connecticut, was sat in by the 11-year-old David Glatzel during an exorcism.
The trial of Johnson is suspected to be the plot of The Conjuring 3.
AN ABOMINABLE IDENTIFICATION
The Indian Army’s mountaineering expedition team alleged it discovered footprints of a suspected Yeti near Mount Makalu base camp on April 9.
The impressions made in the snow measured 32 inches by 15. Photos were taken of the scene, but begged the question of is it a hoax, given they were in a straight line.
India’s defense ministry told NBC News that the footprints have been passed along for further analysis.
Mount Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain. It is situated on the border of China and Nepal, 19 kilometers southeast of Mount Everest.
Now, the next question is, why was the Indian Army in China?
HOUSEWORK AT NIGHT
Ever try to make a bed with a person in it? It can be pretty frustrating, especially when you’re the ghost doing it.
One daughter, Shyann Rachael of Albuquerque, N.M., posted a video of her father’s invisible housekeeper to Twitter with the attached story: “My dad has been feeling his sheets being messed with and someone sitting on his bed in the night so he set up a camera. This is what he saw. I’m freaked tf out.”
The black and white video shows the sheets being pulled at unnatural angles and a strange shape moves from left to right, all while the sheets are being moved.
SHIP SHAPE FOR SPACE SHIP SIGHTINGS
The U.S. Navy is creating new guidelines for personnel in order to better report sightings of unidentified flying objects.
The shift in policy comes on the heels of multiple reports of sightings during sensitive military formations and at facilities.
“As part of this effort,” the Navy told Politico, “the Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities. A new message to the fleet that will detail the steps for reporting is in draft.”