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Issue 17 - November 28, 2002

Editor: Jim Aho

In this issue:
1. Happy Thanksgiving
2. Another Iowa UFO
3. Bizarre Close Encounter Story
4. A Little Cottage In Cadgwith
5. The Power Of The Spoken Word
6. Taken from Milwaukee

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks To Autumn Laird

Though Thanksgiving is a American Holiday, it is a time for everyone to rejoice and give thanks. Sharing in the warm spirit of friendship and family. We give grace to those we love and honor, the blessings of the year and for that which we must remember. It is a tradition that warms the spirit through the cold Autumn winds as Winter sets in. For these gifts, a prayer is said in our homes as we light the candles and set food before us and break bread. So speak your words as dinner is set, love each other and respect the circle of family we treasure more than any gift. Thanks for all that is good and true, thanks for giving spirits warm loving and here for you. Gathering of the hearts set before our tables, thanks is given in these fabled words for the land has provided a feast of celebration for us all to share. Happy Thanksgiving from me to you in my heart I bare.

- Autumn

May the road rise up underneath you and lead you straight down the path of destiny.

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Another Iowa UFO

Thanks To Chris P.

Editor's Note: Last issue we posted a UFO report from Iowa. Here is another one. Ya think Iowa might be yet another UFO hot spot?

Name: Chris P.
City: Davenport
State: Iowa
Age: 18
Date: 11-1-02
Time: 8:00
Amount of time observed: about 3 minutes
number of objects: 1
Object appeared from: saw it after was hovering
Object heading to: west

Details: My boyfriend and I were driving down the road, he saw two bright lights just sitting in the sky. He pointed them out to me, they looked like 2 HUGE headlights just sitting maybe 3 houses high in the sky. Between the two lights a third appeared, then went out, next thing we knew there were about 8 lights in a bent position all in a row. We pulled over to observe the lights. I searched for my camera and as soon as I started looking, the object flipped side was so the bottom was in clear view. Within seconds it took off, still appearing to be on its side. In a flash it was gone!

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Bizarre Close Encounter Story

From the Northeast, WI Post, March 8, 1976

Editor's Note: Lots of strange reports have been sent to me from Wisconsin throughout the years. Here is one of them from the mid 70's.

Strange visitors upset Tosa couple

Are people from outer space visiting our planet?

Anne and Peter E. of Wauwatosa think they are. In fact, they believe they had such visitors last year.

Pete, 64, who was a foreman with a local construction company for over 30 years until his retirement in 1973, still gets excited when he speaks of the experience.

Anne, 59, says she wouldn't believe it if she hadn't seen it herself.

It was in November, the tenth to be exact. Pete remembered the date as if it were branded on his memory. The doorbell rang at 7:50 p.m.

Anne, going to answer the bell, peeped through the curtained window on the door as was her usual practice. Standing just below the stoop, about four feet from the door, was a strangely dressed person of average height. He was grasping a five foot white staff with his left hand.

Opening the inner door, Anne quickly locked the screen door; even though it was November, Pete hadn't put on the storm door because it had been a mild fall and the cold Wisconsin winter hadn't arrived.

"Yes?" Anne asked through the screen door. Hearing no reply, she again said "Yes?"

At this point, she turned to her husband for assistance. "Come here, he doesn't talk," she said.

Pete went to the door. Upon seeing the strange looking person, he remarked, "What the hell is this, something left over from trick or treat?" With that Pete unlocked the screen door and opened it in order to get a better look.

The lights from the house clearly lit the visitor.

"The skin on his face was the same as smoked meat and the face was lined with deep grooves," Pete said. He went on to describe the stranger's mouth as a small puckered opening, no bigger than a dime. Other than recalling that the visitor had a very pointed chin, Pete could not remember any other facial features.

Anne also drew a blank when it came to describing the rest of the visitor's face but she did remember his hat.

"It was shaped like a man's straw hat except the brim was more narrow," she recalled.

Pete added another item to the description, the person had tufts of hair sticking out from either side of the hat. He could not remember the color of the hair.

As Pete leaned out to grab what he at first thought was a prankster, the visitor raised his white staff and rapped it on the sidewalk. The staff made three clicking sounds and the stranger moved away.

"He didn't step back or jump back, he just drifted away from me," Pete said.

It was then that Pete became aware of four other creatures out on the lawn and in the street. "They were all dressed alike and they all carried a white staff in their left hands," Pete said.

"One of them was heavier than the rest. He was out in the middle of the street. He was rapping his staff on the asphalt and floating two to three feet above the ground each time it clicked. The staff seemed to be some sort of energy stick. That roly-poly one seemed to be having the time of his life, bouncing up and down like that. He looked like the astronauts looked when they jumped on the moon, only he seemed to have more control over his movements than they did."

Pete described the other three visitors as just moving across the lawn. "Their feet were making walking motions but they were two or three inches above the ground," he said excitedly.

All of them, he said, had a deformed look. He described their hands as looking like arthritic claws and their legs as being bent and bowed.

"They looked like over-sized gnomes," he said.

"As I leaned out, Anne grabbed hold of the suspenders on my overalls and pulled. When she got me back inside, I must have gone into a state of shock. I know I knew exactly what they looked like when I was leaning out the door, but once I was inside the house, I couldn't remember much about their faces or dress," Pete said.

"As I fell into a chair, Anne looked out the front window," he said.

"I could see only three of them," Anne said. "The one that had been at the door was drifting across the lawn. He turned and raised his hand to me. It wasn't a clenched fist, just kind of bent, that's how all their hands were naturally."

Both Pete and his wife agreed that they did not feel threatened by the visitors.

As to why they came to his house, Pete could not give a reason. He thought that their way of communicating was probably different from ours because their mouths were so much smaller. He wondered if they could eat with such a small opening and concluded that maybe they could drink liquids through a straw.

As soon as he regained his composure, Pete called the Wauwatosa Police Department. Officer Daniel Anderson, after receiving a radio message about strange looking people annoying residents on Beverly Place, surveyed the area around the Menomonee River Parkway. The Parkway is two blocks from the home.

Pete called the police the next day and the day after that to see if the police had found anything.

On the third day, Officer Anderson came to the house to say that he had found nothing.

Anne and Pete said they got the impression that Anderson thought that they were a couple of nuts.

Apparently that must have been the officer's opinion because he did not write up a report about the incident.

Peter and Anne still believe they were visited by spacemen even though they have to take a lot of kidding from friends and relatives. "My own son walks hunchbacked and says click-click just to kid us," Pete said.

Only one neighbor has been receptive to the story. He and his wife saw a strange vehicle in the sky while driving through the Menomonee River Parkway two years ago. His neighbors never told anyone about it until now because they were afraid people would make fun of them.

"You know, they were right. No one takes us seriously. They all think we are making it up or that someone pulled a joke on us. I'll believe it was a joke when someone shows me those staffs," Pete said.

"Besides, the whole thing took about two minutes. Who would go to so much trouble for just two minutes? And how could anyone get people to float all over my lawn?"

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A Little Cottage In Cadgwith

Thanks To Amy H.

Editor's Note: Now we come to the Pancake Perspectives first ghost story. Well, actually there are many theories about shadow beings. Some say they're demonic or even aliens. This particular author calls it a ghost, but either way it seems this one was up to no good.

In 1988, my mom and I rented The Corner House, a little cottage in Cadgwith. We stayed there for two weeks. The week prior, we spent sightseeing in London. It was in London where I thought I would maybe see a ghost...the Tower, Hampton Court...so by the time we took the train to Cornwall, I wasn't even thinking about ghosts anymore.

It was into our second week at the cottage when there was a very windy, rainy night. I stayed in a bedroom right at the top of the stairs, with a view from my bed of the entire little hallway leading to the other bedrooms and the toilet. I couldn't sleep.

The wind was rather ominous. I was thinking of going downstairs for a while when I looked down the hall and there, at the end of the hall, to the right of the toilet, stood a black figure. It looked like it had a hooded robe on.

I just stared, frozen in bed. I kept watching, thinking maybe it was my mom or maybe I was dreaming. All of a sudden, the figure lifted slowly from the floor and extended its arms out on either side and proceeded to swiftly float right at me!!!

I turned around in the bed and dove under the covers. I could hear a rustling sound right above my head. It happened so fast and before I knew it... dead silence. I think I waited at least 15 minutes before I felt like sticking my head out of the covers, and I finally did but there was nothing there.

I ran down the hall to wake my mom up and she said she had been sleeping soundly until I woke her up. I have no idea what that was, but I did e-mail someone a few years ago who lives in Cornwall and they asked around and said that a lady named Sara Legge (I think that's how it was spelled) also saw something while staying there. I wish I knew more about the history of the cottage. Maybe that would tell me something.

That's my story! First and only ghost I've ever seen! And probably the last!

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The Power Of The Spoken Word

Thanks To The Lightside

Website: www.thelightside.org

Editor's Note: Do people actually talk to aliens? Many people say they do, and one of the methods used is known as "channeling." So, if this is true, what would the aliens say? Would they be good or would they be evil? I'd say they'd be much like us, with the ability to do either. I found the following channeled transcript very interesting. Lea and Monn, who are both mentioned, are both channeled alien contacts. I'll leave you with this piece and the thought that maybe the question isn't whether or not the aliens are talking to us, but rather, are we willing to listen? Here's some food for thought, so hope you're somehow still hungry after Turkey Day. I give many thanks to you for stopping in...

Question posed to Lea: Yes, I have a question that maybe you could share with us, what happens when two people are talking about a third person who isn't there. Could you explain what happens to the person that isn't there? And also what happens to the two people that are talking about the third person?

Lea's answer: (Takes a deep breath after a full-exhale.) Number one, if you are talking in a negative manner about that person you are inviting a dark cloud to come over them and yourself. (Pause) (Deep breath) You can actually physically harm the person that you are talking about. If the person has a, shall we say physical or mental impairment, that can cause that to increase. In the same token if you talk about that third person with love and compassion and you talk about you hope that they can heal, you hope that they can become better, you hope that they can become more stable. You are asking Jesus and God to intervene and help to heal them.

Question: I never heard it said that way but it makes perfect sense.

Lea: And you not only invite the dark cloud over the person your talking about, you invite the dark cloud to descend upon your personal being. That is why we always suggest that you speak with love in your heart. I know sometimes people do things and you don't understand. And you may have to speak that, but if you could turn that speaking of under, not understanding into speaking of I wish I could understand, I wish I could help them. You are then inviting the light back into their life and the light back into your own life. I know Monn has said many times to you that; once a thought is thought, once something is spoken, and I would like to say also once something is written, it is out there forever. And it can come back to that person, it can come back to you, whether it be good or negative and affect everyone with that situation. So, I want you to realize that please, please be kindly to those around you, to those about your family and especially about those people that you don't like, because they need your light more than other people do. And maybe sharing your light with them will make them more acceptable to the Creator and maybe they can step back into the light. And that's what we wish everyone to do. We wish all of God's creations to be in his light. If you people on Earth could only remember what it's like to stand (Breath) in Jesus' light. That's the problem when you're born on a planet, when you come down here, the remembrance of the glory and the wonder of standing in that presence is veiled from you. And if you can, while you're here, again step into that light you will be amazed. That if you ask for the words to be given to you, when you need them, that they will be in your mind, they will be in your heart and they will be on you tongue. And you will walk in His light and His strength and people will recognize that in you.

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Taken from Milwaukee

Thanks To Heidi Hollis

Website: www.ufo2u.com

Editors Notes: Taken, a new series on the Sci-Fi channel, might feature Milwaukee's own Heidi Hollis. She actually traveled to New York to film a portion of the show. Here's her take on it...

Will You Be Taken? I Was…

Coming December 2 on the Sci Fi Channel, Steven Spielberg will be presenting an ambitious mini-series covering the mystery of alien abductions. Three generations of one family will be explored in their adventure to understand what seems to be a strange family tradition no one knew would be passed down.

For anyone that knows how the alien abduction phenomena plays out, Spielberg is hitting the topic where it counts and matters the most. More often than not alien contact gets passed down the lines of families, sometimes knowingly and other times not.

Never before has a series dared to depict the authentic bewilderment of alien abductions in fiction form or otherwise. But Spielberg takes things even a step further in rallying other documentaries to precede his series to show other actual aspects to the alien and UFO phenomena.

Special documentaries such as Abduction Diaries, which was a project I am proud to say I was involved in, filmed by the award winning and awesome crew of Naked Eye Productions with producers Tina DeFeliciantonio and Jane Wagner. I was interviewed by their crew in New York to help shed some light on real-life encounters with alien beings and their actions.

Naked Eye brought together a true sampling of our society, showing the diversity of those involved in this phenomena with no barriers visible. Best of all, the stories told did not only speak of alien abduction, but of other aspects that don't readily get media attention. Some of the interviewee's expressed spiritual involvement as well as positive alien encounters instead of the always hyped-up and "Hollywoodized" features of violent abductions.

Abductions are not always the case, there are some stories that are never heard and Abduction Diaries did very well in bringing that to the forefront. Spielberg's Taken is well accented with the words of actual people involved in this documentary. Although I did not make the final cut as one of the 5 from the 12 interviewed for this project, I was more than happy to watch this project progress into a much needed voice for so many of us.

A promotional tent-tour did travel the United States to help bring attention to Taken and the documentary series and I did get to see how my interview contributed more to the promotional end of things with part of my interview being played and my photo displayed. Upon arriving at the promotional tent to see what it all involved was awesome, and many people came up to me- more than eager to ask for more information on the topic and my experiences.

It was fun to chat with people and give them some first hand information about what has happened to me concerning aliens and such, but that wasn't the highlight of the tour for me. The topper was watching the trailer for the Taken series and watching the magic of Spielberg (my idol as far as producers/directors go) at work while bits of my interview played over it. I was more than shocked and then awe struck to think anything I've said would ever be put on a Spielberg track. But there it was, I got to be part of the magic, if only for a little. But more importantly, I hope I helped in being part of the solution in bringing more attention to this real phenomena that affects one too many people, that all too many like to believe doesn't exist.

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