Chile Moon Quake

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Chile Moon EarthquakeThe moon was waxing nearly completely when the Chile 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit.  When there is a large earthquake, I like to check the cycles of the moon.  It might be only coincidence, but I wouldn’t rule out the moon as provoking earthquakes.

Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami

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(CNN) — A mighty 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile late Tuesday, triggering small landslides, cutting power and generating a tsunami.

Was it a bear or bigfoot?

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WAS IT A BEAR OR BIGFOOT

Until now I never met someone who actually had a Bigfoot sighting.  I always thought Bigfoot sightings were mostly the result of cranks, hoaxes or mental people.  Normal people don’t see Bigfoot.

Chatting with a lifelong friend we wandered on the topic of Bigfoot, and he had a personal story.  His experience happened around 20 years ago, when his son was an early teenager.  My friend is not a crank, a hoaxer nor mental.  Currently he is a Chicago policeman.

My friend was always an outdoorsy type, and on weekend two decades ago he took his son cannoning on a river in Wisconsin.  Back then the shores was not developed, it was all pretty much wilderness and swampy.  It was early morning as the sun had risen.  Then…both his 12-year-old son and himself saw something that to this day baffled them.

As they canoed on the river, they spotted something rising out of the water towards the shore.  It arose from the water and walked on two legs.  It was covered with hair and lurched towards the woods…on two legs.  They were both startled.

My friend paddled away as fast as he could.  My friend was tempted to go back and check it out what they’d seen.  However, he had his son with him, and didn’t have a gun.  He wouldn’t put his son in danger.

I asked if it could’ve been a bear?  He said it didn’t look like any bear he seen, walking on two legs.  And it was not any hallucination as both he and his son  both saw it together.  His son shares the same story.

A Bigfoot emerging from a river?  That is something I haven’t heard of before.  Two people together sighted something that could be best described as Bigfoot.  My friend didn’t claim that.  He just saw some dark hairy shape arise from the river and lurch towards the shore and disappear in the woods.  He does not put any name on it.  As far as I’m concerned, he described Bigfoot.

I’ve been away from blogging

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I’ve been away from blogging on the Occultview.com for a while.  Blogging is a great hobby, but sometimes life gets in the way of hobbies.  I’m going to try to get back into this, knock on wood.

A Halloween Miracle? A Puddle Of Black Ooze Appeared From Nowhere

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On Halloween day something strange happened to me, something I can’t quite explain.  It doesn’t mean there isn’t a perfectly normal explanation, but I haven’t figured it out yet.

On Halloween I was working at my day job.  In the afternoon I went to the men’s room to answer the “call of nature”.  Afterwards I went to wash my hands.  During that I noticed something at my feet.

There was moisture on the floor and beneath my shoes was a puddle of black ooze or sludge.  I didn’t notice anything when I entered this public restroom.  The black ooze seemed to appear from nowhere.  I didn’t walk in with mud on my shoes.  It seemed as if the soles of my shoes had started to dissolve in a puddle of melting rubber.  It was not a small puddle either.

The weird thing is as I walked away from the sink where I washed my hands, I left shoeprints…many of them.  There were no shoeprints anywhere else, only mine.  The floor was spotless: no other sludgy prints.  There was quite a mess on the floor where I stood.  I grabbed a bunch of the paper towels from the dispenser and tried to clean as much of this mess as I could.  There was dampness on the floor but I could not see where it came from.  I observed the sink and there didn’t appear to be any leaking.

After wiping as much as I could in a minute or two, I discarded the dirty paper towels and left.  My shoes, still wet, created footprints on the floor.  As I left the men’s room the shoeprints continued on the carpeted hallway.  The picture above is one of these restroom shoeprints.

Not long after I returned to this men’s room.  Nothing had changed.  No new shoeprints were visible, only my own.  No new puddles of oozy sludge where anywhere.  Others must have used this sink not long after I had, as this is a public restroom.

The day after Halloween I returned to the same men’s room, and again nothing changed.  No new sludge prints.  The only prints were my own leaving the sink.  Over this weekend the cleaning staff will mop the floors and clean this restroom.

On Monday I will take another look.  If someone had stomped in with muddy shoes I’d think there would be signs approaching the sink.  If the sink had a leak, which is possible, where would this black ooze come from?  Perhaps the black ooze dripped from the ceiling?  If so there should be new black ooze puddle on the floor to attract attention.  I’m sure there is an explanation for this, but what?  On Halloween day a puddle of black ooze appeared from nowhere beneath my feet.  What does that mean?  Was it a Halloween miracle?  If nothing else, it was certainly a Halloween synchronicity.

The Secret of Amazing Halloween Lawn Displays

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HALLOWEEN LAWN DECORATIONS

HALLOWEEN WELCOMEPictured are some amazing Halloween lawn displays in my neighborhood.  We all have these around us during the season.  Halloween lawn displays speak something of the individuals who assembled this effort.   Step by step, someone put thought into each detail.  Some Halloween lawn decorations can be a haphazard display created without much thought.  But if someone wants the public to see their creation, then usually a lawn “artist” puts thought into the display.

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Adults mostly lack the imagination to create a proper Halloween lawn display.  Usually an adult’s imagination has long been discarded in the weary toils of adulthood.  I’d wager children are responsible for much of the Halloween details.  These decorations are collaboration between parent and child.  Without the inspiration of a child, an adult could hardly be bothered to put their energy in such pointless endeavors.  As a combined effort, it inspires both adult and child together to create something each alone could not achieve.  Halloween lawn decorations are a snapshot of the creative relationship between parents and their children.

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The Hidden Truth Behind Halloween’s Evil Witch

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Evil Halloween Witch

One of the enduring symbols of Halloween is the evil, broom-flying witch.  The witch has been transformed into a harmless, cartoon-like image that nobody takes seriously.  As part of the iconography of Halloween the witch shares her place with vampires, Frankenstein’s monster and other fictional creations.

broom flying witchHowever, unlike Halloween’s other monsters there is a hidden element of truth to the witch.  The devil-worshipping witch of the inquisition never really existed and was a creation of the church back in the burning days.  Superstition combined with ignorance to place blame for natural misfortunes on suspicious individuals.  It is incredible to believe anyone actually believed witches flew brooms to their Sabbath.

Yet…the hidden truth behind the facade of the evil witch is the concept of the curse.  Modernity has left behind belief in such things, and a good thing it has.  If people realized that curses were actually possible…imagine the chaos in society.  We’d be wondering if bad luck was simple chance or the hand of some malicious influence, perhaps that strange neighbor we never liked to begin with.  What if those who knew the secret could actually curse us?

I feel it is possible to curse someone but it requires continued effort over an extended period of time.  Call a curse projecting focused hate towards someone.  Over time it could have an effect.  Projecting hate can also backfire and curse the curser.   A curse (and hate) is destructive all around.  It is bad karma.

Instead we transform the power of the curse into a cartoon character and subconsciously take away its power.  Consider the fictional Halloween witch, and much of the symbolism of Halloween as unconscious talismans of protection against the powers of the spirits.  By demeaning them we diminish them.

The Occult Fringe Subculture Can Never Become Popular Culture

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My blog about the occult belongs to a fringe subculture.  The paranormal…the esoteric…these are certainly fringe topics.  These are beliefs outside the mainstream of staid society and rightly considered “fringe”.

Yet fringe elements are also a vital creative force in society.  What was once “fringe” may become commonplace.  Elvis and the Beatles were on the fringe for a very short time before they became recognized and became mainstream and swiftly absorbed by the corporate money machine.

A couple of decades ago the comic book and science fiction/fantasy subculture were totally a nerd/geek fringe.  Until it starting making BIG money.  I remember it started with the first Michael Keaton Batman movie.  Now the comic book culture has evolved and been absorbed by giant corporations (think Disney’s Marvel Avengers).  This could be considered a victory for fandom.  Or is this the fading away of true fandom?

Once a fringe is acceptable it is no longer a fringe.  A fringe evolvers into a new creature.  Popular Culture.  It is like a Borg victory…”You will be assimilated.”  It is a victory for popular culture and big business, but at what price?

Ghost hunting was once a true fringe before it became absorbed by the ravenous cable TV industry, which pretty much destroyed the hobby.  I was involved in this hobby before anybody ever heard of it.  It was cool at the time as individuals actually got into this activity; it was something new.  Now we have reality TV; we have ”professional” ghost hunting groups.  Ghosts still exist, but the hobby has faded away.

If a fringe subculture has a large enough audience it will eventually be recognized and exploited.  However, there are fringe cultures that will likely never be accepted by acceptable society.

One of these places popular culture has avoided is genuine occultism.  The genuine occult has continued to remain a scary place.  Yes, the occult is a huge element in popular culture.  Nearly every horror or fantasy movie deals superficially with the occult.

But genuine occultism, the real thing is invisible in popular culture.  Much of the fear has to deal with religion.  Religious folk can accept the occult as a fantasy like in the Harry Potter books and movies.  Religious people won’t accept the reality of it.  It won’t sell.  That is why the occult is a true fringe.

Consider comic books.  In the Marvel Universe, magic is commonplace.  My favorite character is Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme.  Why is there no movie based on this character being proposed?  Because it would introduce controversial elements into the scientific based movie version of the Marvel Universe.  Even Thor was reduced to an alien.  Why add spiritually, religion and the occult to the Marvel world?  There is no profit in that.

Occultism is a fascinating subculture.  And we can feel safe it will remain our own.  Nobody will make any coin of it.

What creature is depicted in the building’s grotesque?

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I saw this carving on a building.  I’ve seen it quite often, and from a distance it looked like a pair of mermaids.   The women had fish tails. When I took a picture of it (shown above) I could see more detail.  It no longer appears to be mermaids.  Instead it looks like…I don’t know what.  They have wings for arms, and mermaids don’t have wings.  But harpies or sirens have wings.  Could they be sirens?  They appear to be emerging from flowers and are surrounded by foliage.  Could they be flower fairies?  Fairies have wings, but insect wings and not feathers.  Angels have feathered wings.  Well, they don’t look like angels to me.

Anybody have a guess as to what creature from mythology or folklore these are supposed to be?

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Watery Apport

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watery apport

I visited some acquaintances recently where I spoke of what I imagined was a watery apport.  I was sitting on a couch watching TV, when a sprinkle of water fell on my arm and the armrest.  There were water spots visible on the armrest.  I was startled.  It was a rainless day and I was indoors.  There was nothing visible on the ceiling, no sign of water.  Where did this come from?

Normally we’d just ignore such an event as something curious and forget about it.  When I spoke of this, one of my acquaintances said the same thing happened to him long ago.  When he was in the military as a young man, he was sitting outside with of his colleagues.  He recalled he was equally startled when he got a small shower of water on his shoulder.  He looked around thinking someone was playing a joke on him, but that was not the situation.  Nobody was behind him or to his side.

It was a sunny day away from any trees.  One could assume a bird dropped some poop on him, but it was not bird poop.  It was water.  It was an event that he readily recalled decades later.  It was as inexplicable to him as what I experienced.

This got me to thinking, are watery apports more common then anyone realizes but nobody talks about them?  There are tales of apports of all types falling from the skies but I’ve not heard of a personal “rain” apport.  I’m thinking there are many paranormal events that are shared by individuals but aren’t discussed or recognized.  We live in a strange world.

The Vanishing Top Hat Ghost

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TOP HAT GHOSTI was visiting with some friends and I mentioned my previous post about a spontaneous shower of water on my hand from nowhere.  A watery apport.  I asked for some suggestions for an explanation.  None were offered, but it inspired Nick to offer his own ghost story.

Very long ago Nick lived in Boston, obviously a very old place.  He said in his younger days he liked to take walks about Boston’s old streets often for an hour.  On one night empty of anyone else, he spotted a strange gentlemen walking down towards him.

This individual wore a strange outfit.  He had a top hat on is head, and a dark outer garment.  Nick said he recalled the guy had a tight white collar around his high collared neck.  And he carried a cane, which he heard going “click, click” as the stick struck the sidewalk.  He was approaching Nick, with the light of a streetlight on him.

Nick thought the guy was going to a costume party.  He was going to greet the man when he walked by and praise his outfit.  But then the man turned, and passed behind the light pole.  As he passed behind it, nobody emerged from the other side.  The Top Hat Ghost vanished.