Month: November 2013

Historic UFO audio archive recovered and released to public

Calling her collection “Faded Discs”, Wendy Connors, who worked for several years in the Communications department for the US Air Force, spent much of her life collecting and archiving historic UFO-related audio clips. The audio clips she collected and compiled included recordings of historic UFO related events, audio from Air Force UFO investigation projects, and comments from researchers, astronauts, actors, presidents, along with first-hand accounts from key witnesses to some of the most widely-regarded UFO incidents in history. Connors painstakingly restored and cleaned the audio clips so they could be preserved and passed on to future researchers. For decades, Connor’s Faded Discs audio archive compilation were very hard to find with some key pieces thought to be lost forever. This week however, it was announced

Long-hidden JFK footage that clearly shows second shooter to be aired, then sold, to bidders this week

The Wrap is reporting that long-hidden footage showing a clear view of a second gunman in the John F. Kennedy assassination will be aired, and offered for sale to private investors this week. The footage is currently in possession of Texas real-estate developer, Stephen Bowen, who says he obtained the film from a Houston television news producer who held onto it secretly for more than 40 years. The film is said to clearly show a second shooter hiding in the bushes along the route the presidential motorcade took on November 22, 1963 supporting the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. “You can see a guy in the bushes with a gun,” a source who viewed the film told The Wrap. Bowen is represented by

North Korea removes and detains 85-year-old Korean war vet from plane – arrested on espionage charges

85-year-old Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California was about to head home from an organized tour of North Korea when Korean officials boarded the waiting plane and removed him for questioning.  Four weeks later, the family has still had no contact with the elderly man.  Mr. Newman is a Korean War veteran and his family believes his mention of his service to his handlers in North Korea may have prompted his arrest. “This is a misunderstanding. My father is a Korean War veteran and wanted to see the country and culture he has been interested in for years.  He arranged this with a travel agent that was recommended and said was approved by the North Korean government for travel of foreigners. He had all the proper

Officials stunned to find 24 solid gold bars stashed in bathroom of commercial Boeing 737 airplane

There’s gold in them there crappers!  Yesterday, an aircraft maintenance crew at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India were conducting routine maintenance on the lavatory of a Jet Airways Boeing 737 when they were stunned to find two bags containing a stash of 24 solid gold bars in the airplane’s bathroom. “It was quite a surprise.  The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold.” The flight had traveled from Mumbai to Thailand's capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata for the night.  Officials said the bars weighed 53 pounds and appeared to have originated from the United Arab Emirates.  The value of the bars was estimated to be $1.2

As if not creepy enough, researchers find two-headed stingray fetus floating in aquarium water

Australian researcher Leonardo Guida was cleaning an aquarium in April when he saw several baby rays floating in the water.  Noting that the mother stingrays had just given birth, he began recording the baby rays when he saw an "oddly shaped, pale object floating in the water".  That odd object turned out to be a stillborn baby ray fetus - with two heads!  Two-headed rays (and sharks) are a rare birth defect that arises when the neural tube in a single fertilized egg is duplicated.  There has been an increase in shark and ray birth defects over the past few years but nobody is quite sure what is causing the anomalies. According to Scientific American: "The bay has recently undergone extensive dredging to enlarge shipping channels, resuspending

Gambler Archie Karas during “The Run” – turns $50 into $40 million then loses it all

School of hard knocks breeds a legend Archie Karas, born Anargyros Karabourniotis in 1950 on the Greek island of Cefalonia, was well versed in the school of hard knocks.  As a child, he was forced to earn money shooting marbles to avoid going hungry.  At the age of 15, after a violent fight with his father, he ran away from home (he never saw his father again) then hopped on an international ship taking a job as a waiter.  By the time his ship reached America, he understood not only what it took to survive, but had the wherewithal (and intelligence) to grow rich while doing what he loved.  Considered by many to be the greatest gambler of all time, he once had the longest documented

Cigar-shaped UFO captured in background of photo of Monte Sant’Angelo in Southern Italy

  A tourist has captured a strange image of a cigar-shaped UFO while visiting Monte Sant’Angelo, a Catholic sanctuary on Mount Gargano in Southern Italy. After noticing a strange object in the August 17, 2013 photo, the tourist, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent the picture to Italian UFO research organization Centro Ufologico Mediterraneo (CUFOM) who found it intriguing enough to begin analysis. After analysis, CUFOM concluded that the object was of highly-reflective metallic construction and that the photo had not been tampered with. Thus far they have been unable to identify the object. Below is the Google-translated report sent to CUFOM along with the photograph: Hello to you all of the UFO Center Mediterranean. I turned to you knowing your great expertise in the field of UFOs

The Axeman serial killer of New Orleans (1918-1919)

During several years in the early 1900’s, New Orleans teetered on the brink of panic after a string of horrendous murders that were as gruesome as they were terrifying. Reminiscent of an American version of Jack the Ripper, the ax-wielding serial killer known as “Axeman”, broke into homes across New Orleans in the middle of the night and savagely hacked his sleeping victims with an axe before quietly slipping away into the darkness. As with the Jack the Ripper murders that occurred in London during the late 1880's, a canonical list of victims was attributed to the Axeman serial killer but in truth, nobody is sure how many victims died by his hand.  Regardless, by the time the attacks suddenly ended in October 1919, at least

Family finds someone has been secretly living within the walls of their home

An anonymous teenager (his parents have forbidden him to release the family’s name and location) has revealed details of a horrifying discovery in the walls of their family residence. Posting on a photo sharing site, the 15-year-old explained that the family had been living in the house for about a year (the home had been vacant for one year prior to that) before the discovery was made. The teen and his younger brother were playing in their parents’ bedroom when the younger brother fell against a bookshelf that was built into the wall. On instinct, the young lad grabbed the bookshelf to keep from falling backwards and to his surprise, found that the shelf was not a normal bookshelf. Below is the first photo the

British: Dead MI6 agent found padlocked inside own gym bag probably a self-inflicted accident

In a classic WTF moment, the ruling on the death of MI6 espionage agent Gareth Williams has been changed. Originally the secret code breaker's death was ruled a “unnatural and likely criminally meditated act” after his lifeless body was found stuffed inside his own padlocked gym bag. Now British police say that Williams’ death was “most probably” an accident. Williams’ naked and decomposing remains were found inside his locked sports gym bag in the empty bathtub of his Security Service safe house apartment in Pimlico, London on August 23, 2010 after coworkers reported the GCHQ code-breaker had been out of contact for several days. The case has baffled British investigators because post-mortem tests consistently failed to produce any credible DNA traces — or even evidence that

Military magazine reveals Iran has been intercepting UFOs with F-14 fighters for decades

An article in the October 2013 issue of the military aviation magazine Combat Aircraft Monthly has revealed that the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has been intercepting UFOs with F-4 and F-14 fighter planes for decades and that they believe many of the UFOs they’ve intercepted are top-secret U.S. drones capable of flying above the atmosphere and moving with astonishing flight characteristics and “meteor-fast speeds”. In 2004, when Iran’s nuclear program was revealed to the world, Iran reportedly put several F-14 Tomcat fighter planes on standby and because of United States UAV presence in their country, patrolled the skies day and night to monitor the area’s airspace. Many foreign aircraft were encountered and some displayed flight characteristics beyond anything they’d ever seen before. According

Russian video shows huge, stick-like creature (Slenderman?) scaling side of building

Creepy footage coming out of Russia shows a giant, stick-like creature slinking down the walls of a Russian building in Ulyanovsk. Details on the 45-second video are scant and detractors are claiming it’s nothing more than a well-done CGI clip but their best evidence presented thus far is that the video is just too freaky to be real (i.e. their eyes cannot believe what they are seeing). In the video we see an huge, insect-like creature with long, stick-like arms and legs clinging to the side of the building. The creature moves down the building and across a corner before scampering down the other side of the building to the street below. The operator (in Russian) whispers, “Oh, f**k. It’s climbing down. It’s climbing down!”

This month’s hoaxes, misinformation and non-events (November 2013)

We get so many emails from readers asking why we have not posted news about X (a “paranormal” event that is making news in other outlets), we decided to run a monthly, running report of what we consider, at the time, to be “non-events”. This report will list the week’s media-reported paranormal events along with the reason why we feel the report does not bear merit at this time. If further evidence supporting the validity of the event emerges, we’ll remove it from this list and report as Altered Dimensions paranormal news. How do you test validity of a UFO report? Look for familiar objects or behaviors.  If it looks like a balloon - it's probably a balloon. Look for multiple camera angles from multiple videographers.  The more

The John F. Kennedy (JFK) assassination conspiracy – history, theories, documents, photos, and more

The unusual circumstances surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas spawned a multitude of conspiracy theories. These suspicions were mitigated when an official investigation by the Warren Commission concluded that there was no conspiracy and that Oswald acted alone. Since then, uncertainties have arisen as subsequent official investigations cast doubt on the Warren Commission's findings. Ultimately, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) reversed the Warren Commission's findings and concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy, with "a high probability that two gunmen fired at the President". As a result, a variety of assassination conspiracy theories circulated proposing a criminal conspiracy involving parties as

Zimbabwe school mass UFO sighting – 62 children independently confirm saucer-shaped UFO and alien sighting

62 Zimbabwe children witness something extraordinary In what is widely considered to be one of the best “close encounter” cases in UFO history, on September 16, 1994, sixty-two children of various races and ethnic backgrounds witnessed an extraordinary spectacle on the playground of Ariel School in the small farming community of Ruwa, Zimbabwe. Students ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old, described (and drew) the same scenario – a fleet of alien UFOs, one of which touched down near their school playground, and two “small gray men with thin necks and huge eyes” who warned the children that humanity should take better care of their planet – or else. Researchers and psychologists, including a noted Harvard University psychiatrist professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, descended