Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch Tonight on History Channel

This month, Brandon Fugal, a Utah real estate tycoon, announced he owns Skinwalker Ranch. Bigelow had sold it to a Shell corporation, Adamantium Holdings, in 2016. Blockades to entering the property and cameras were set up everywhere.

I had to do some curious probing - Adamantium is a fictional metal alloy appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. It is best known as the substance bonded to the character Wolverine's skeleton and claws.

This is smack dab in a region where tons of giants and giants' artifacts have been found. It's like ancient giant central. 

Fugal participated in The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, a History channel documentary that will premiere tonight. 

What does the ranch hold in terms of portals and mysteries? Perhaps a great deal. Considering the kinds of finds around Utah, there has to be a centralized location from which it all took hold long ago. If you're curious about those finds, check out videos on Terry Carter's YouTube siteYou won't be able to stop watching!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Scapeghosts: Criminals Blaming Ghosts!

Sometimes criminals can't help blaming an unseen force. Here's some examples of scapeghosts being the target of criminal defense cases. 

An Asheville mother took a hatched to her two children and killed them, then turned it on herself. She survived the self-attack and was hospitalized. Her mental condition had her blaming a ghost for the deed.

This is actually not that uncommon. Ghosts and possession have been blame for many murders including killing one's children during exorcisms and killing others, believing they are the devil.

Schizophrenia and drugs can be blamed on some cases, as well as criminals hoping to get off and those who lack understanding of the natural world with superstitious tendencies. Let's look at some such cases - 

This Florida man killed his wife and 5 kids. He hoped that they would execute him expediently so he could be buried with his family. He said he would have killed himself, but he wouldn't go to heaven. 

His defense? Her mother had the devil in her and made him do it. 

Wisconsin man beat up his wife and then told the police that a ghost did it. 

college kid got into trouble for breaking into a museum and a church. He left behind a note stating, "Poltergeist everywhere... Need better security." 

In an unbelievably heinous crime, a couple killed their infant and said that all injuries were caused by a spirit haunting their home.

A former police officer blamed a ghost in the basement for a theft he committed. 

Apparently, the ghost is a burglar and he didn't know what he was hiding down there....

The stepdaughter of Morgan Freeman was stabbed by her boyfriend in a supposed attempt at exorcism. When police arrived, the man was still viciously attacking her dead body and screaming to let out the demons in the name of Christ.

I coined a term years ago called "scapeghosts." This is a situation in which a family focuses on a ghost as the reason for someone acting up, bad family dynamics, or in a dysfunctional desire to bring the family together. 

It is not uncommon for people to be having difficulties, runs of bad luck, and such and believe that ghosts are the ones instigating it, demons, spirit attachments, and recently dead relatives. 

I like to say it and it's true, if ghosts could mess with us and our world with any amount of ability and accuracy, we'd all be screwed. Every single deceased parent would lament their child's decisions, or every spawned lover would be on the attack. 

Luckily, most ghost excuse cases are innocent and even humorous but some, like these above, are chilling. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Worldwide Gateways to Hell

One of the worst curses locals could put on a location is to call it the gateway to hell. Here's just some locations around the world that earned the moniker - 

Stull Cemetery, Kansas
"Gateway to Hell"

Legends say the devil shows up on the spring equinox and Halloween at the cemetery. It is also said that those who died by murder would rise again. The legends went off in different directions to include the area being settled long ago by people who practiced witchcraft. 


Tunguska, Russia

"The Devil's Cemetery"

The area known for the early 1900s meteor explosion, Tunguska, has developed another reputation. It is said that animals die there but do not rot, that those who wander onto the land go missing, that compasses don't work, and people become ill. Some locations are cursed by their very history and appearance. It has come to be known as the Devil's Cemetery.

York, Pennsylvania

"Seven Gates of Hell" 

Like a lot of legends, this one has a few renditions. One rendition exists that a lunatic asylum burned down. It was said many died and ones who escaped were beaten to death. 

The other legends involved an eccentric doctor who reported built 7 gates in the woods. One gate is said to be seen in daytime, but six more are seen at night. They say no one has passed the fifth gate and if they did, they would go straight to hell. 

Clifton, New Jersey

"Gates of Hell"

It was said gang members took people they were going to kill down there and left their bodies as proof they were murdered.


Derweze, Turkmenistan
"Door To Hell" 

This natural gas field collapsed in 1971, leaving a crevice that is 226 feet x 98 feet in size. Authorities opted to set it afire and it has remained lit since. 

Lubbock, Texas
"Hell's Gate"

This location behind the Lubbock Cemetery, got a reputation of people seeing shadowy figures and hearing spooky voices. It feels weird and smells weird and after dark, it is said to be horrifying.

Here's some fun with supposed hell entry discoveries - 


More reputations around the earth - 


...and here is an aural legend sure to give one shivers -


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Groovy New Life - Middle-Aged Priorities and Motivation

Julie's and my Etsy shop "Groovy New Life" is up and running with tons of vintage jewelry being added. Expect to see some amazing art and crafts, fashion and more! It's all about baby boomers repurposing life with a nod to the past and a look to the future. 

If you love subjects like lifestyle, travel, entertainment, self-improvement, crafts, remodeling, downsizing and more - all with a positive inspirational attitude about how groovy life can be in the middle years, then you need to read our blog - Groovy New Life.

For over a decade, Julie and I have created art, written popular blogs, traveled the country, and shared the experiences of changes in our lives from her being laid off to me getting divorced.  

We always practice upbeat, inspirational, goal-directed attack of the bucket list. It's time to do things your way in your time. We offer lots of information and optimistic motivation. Join us on our blog, our Etsy shop, and our YouTube Channel (we are presently loading more vids). You can find Groovy New Life on Instagram too!

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Alchemy of Hauntings

A person dies in a building and it's haunted, right?

Considering how many buildings and how many deaths, especially the fact that 100-year-old buildings had their residents dying in them regularly instead of hospitals, we should have a lot more haunting situations than we do.

Why does one building hold a haunting while another with a similar history does not?

I call such haunting buildings "Spirit Vessels"

Let's look at all the possible elements in creating a Spirit Vessel-


Mining towns like Tombstone are riddled with active hauntings, even though the buildings are wood structures - the copper running throughout the earth beneath the town seems to set an alchemy that counters poor building construction. Therefore, geology trumps building construction. Limestone is often found in haunting locations, as is granite, but it would appear that copper/quartz have an ability to be more potent to buildings that otherwise would be lesser vessels of spirits. Springs and waterways with moving water nearby are often reported near haunted sites and there are some theories about the inherent power of churning water. Leylines are the reported lines of energy running through the earth and where leylines converge, it is believed are power centers or vortexes. Many ancient sites are atop of such convergences, thought to be because of their amplified power.


Stone buildings seem to create their own sort of harnessing of energy and hold it within the walls. A building such as Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV, is a building that I consider to be the single best spirit vessel in America because it has all these traits - to an amazing degree. And, it even starts with being the largest stone building in America on top of great geology (limestone), running streams, cemetery, tragic history, plenty of deaths, feng shui - doors in hall do not line up....


In the case of Trans-Allegheny, the fact that the doors in the hall do not line up creates an interesting scenario in which the hallway would be particularly active, as energy can exit a doorway and be met with a wall and begin a bouncing journey through the hall. Had the doors lined up and energy could go in one doorway and through the other, you would have paths of energy you could walk through and feel, but nothing lingering. It's the cul-du-sac effect that makes this intriguing.

As well, we consider things like windows where energy comes through, darkness which attracts negative energy, clutter which attracts negative energy, proximity to a cemetery which causes negative energy, history of death which causes negative energy. This location has it all in spades.


Records had revealed thousands of deaths there, but this was not like a sanitorium where people were sick, weakened, and unable to put off the kind of mental trauma that we see in good haunting vessels. These people's mind energy and mental illness and inner torment was such that it basically stained the space.

When I speak about other dimensions in my theories about the other side, it's not sci-fi nonsense. A 2-D impression of us, a photograph, takes our 3D space and represents this 3D world in a 2D form. We are sharing our space in different ways. When we have trauma and death, we are imprinting the space in which we are in, that includes the other dimensions in which this ghostly activity comes from. If I stop and take a look at the 2D photographic version of me in my 3D world, I appreciate what it represents and there is an interaction. When we pass into the next dimension (I think a better term than "world"), we have marked an area in the 3D world that still can detect that portal we utilized. It has changed our 3D environment in that spot, a moment in which we turned from 3D form in this physical world to the next realm.


Continuing on the theme in the last paragraph, imagine the imprint we leave in spaces by trauma, anguish, mental illness, fighting, and arguments? Why do you think battlefields, prisons and asylums feel so powerful? The spiritual aspect of us (that which moves to the next dimension upon death) senses these things of the next realm - spirit knows. That's the same as psychic skills. Psychic skills are basically utilizing the spirit that can touch, feel and sense the next realm.


Why would solar flares have an effect? Well, the geomagnetic storms that result from them do seem to have an effect on human physiology and we still do not know what effect this might have on stone, buildings, and activity in general. Infrasound's effects on something as simple as water molecules is an interesting realization - if it does this to water - what does it do to our bodies? People in the range of infrasound (sound waves below our ability to hear with our ears) often report feelings of paranoia, being watched, seeing shadow people....


The humans interacting in the building, living there, perceiving the hauntings have their own body physiology--electrical and chemical, their own physiologic reaction to drugs/geomagnetic storms/and stress, combined with belief systems and interpretation skills that either enhance the ghostly encounters or perhaps stimulate them. Sensitives/empaths/psychics and those who have encountered paranormal in other residences, might be better activators or attractors of activity. The emotional state of the people within the building - whether they congregate for prayer or they have repressed anger, all have vastly different effects on the environment. The accepted belief that humans create or instigate poltergeist activity in the form of psychokinesis is a valid one. I, myself, have seen objects move toward me that were metal - defying all physics as we know it. I became a momentary magnetic of sorts. Hmmm....


A study I performed in 2009 about 50 very active haunted locations around the country revealed some very intriguing findings.

"Haunted Formula" (50 sites) This was looking at 6 traits of a site to find out how many of these traits each site had to get a "number" on how haunted it was. 5-6 was exceptionally active, 3-4 was mild haunting and less was not very active or not active at all. (6 traits - geology, construction, waterway nearby, railroad tracks nearby, death, older than 50 years)

Geology (in order of most potent geology and then descending in importance)

1. Limestone: 13 of 14 sites with limestone ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale

2. Shale: 12 of 13 sites with shale ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale

3. Sandstone: 20 of 22 sites with sandstone ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale

4. Granite: 1 of 2 sites with granite ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale.

Sedimentary is a rather vague title for a type of geology and just about all the 50 sites had this kind in one way or another, but then a great majority of the land in the US is sedimentary, so that's not necessarily significant, except that volcanic areas seemed to be very devoid of activity, except mining towns.

WATERWAYS: (I considered if the site was within a mile of running water, stream, river, ocean)

41 of 50 sites had this feature--that is very significant. It's also hard to discover whether or not the other 9 sites had underground springs, so it's a very hard one to judge. Also, people tended to build homes near waterways long ago before we had wonderful plumbing and such. I did not, however, find one super haunted site that did not have water nearby.

TRAINS: This one intrigued me because of the strange correlation, but now I am leaning more toward it being an incidental finding and considering removing it from the formula all together which might alter a few things, but statistically it wasn't horribly impressive and, as I said, people tended to build older homes near trains and trains tended to be built near towns.

32 sites had train tracks nearby, 18 did not.


42 of 50 sites.


All 50 sites


Masonry/block/brick were 43 of the 47 that could be judged (one place was a sign, one place was a ship, and one place was a cemetery, so construction could not be included)

Frame were 4 of 47.


In conclusion, we find that there are many factors to consider in whether a site could have a potential haunting and perhaps even the type of haunting -- feng shui could tell you where activity might pool in a building, the trauma history of when people left this realm for the next might show you hot spots, the geology and construction might tell you if it is even a potential vessel, given its history, and the emotional/physiologic/mental condition of the people investigating on the team can have an effect, as well. If the environment affects us and we affect the environment, we could be creating an alchemy in a moment in time in a space in this dimension that leaves a beacon or a memory for all time. In the right conditions, it becomes activated.

It's a good idea to consider all these aspects and even to have investigators write down their emotional or even hormonal states before a study and have them fold that up and put it away until afterwards so you can compare them with who was having issues or near the action or perceiving the action or feeling weird with what was going on in their emotions/hormones that day. We learn much this way, even to know what day you personally will have more encounters.


Geology/waterways/leylines (you can look up county/state geology maps online, waterways show up on Mapquest when you punch in the address of the site, as well as railroad tracks, and leylines can be determined by the use of divining rods)

Feng shui (nearby cemetery/clutter/darkness/odd dead end rooms/energy paths not getting a straight run, cul-du-sac places for energy)

Multiple deaths and trauma (use of building in the past, manner of death being not anticipated)

Generations of negative emotional content (troubled families and family members)

Infrasound/geomagnetic storms (Are these things at play?)

The humans within and their mental states/psychic abilities (what's up with the research team and the people who dwell in the building?)


PSIence by Marie Jones

Confessions of a Feng Shui Ghostbuster by Anna Maria Prezio

Leylines and Earth Energies by David Cowan and Chris Arnold

For archived geomagnetic storms, try this site.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Woman Dead 45 Minutes Brought Back To Life!

In the Victorian Era, people were so afraid of death and yet fascinated by it, that they tried to talk to the dead in seances, had prolonged formal mourning periods, and took photos of their dead for memory keepsakes. They also came up with the concept of cemetery bells that ran a cord into a casket just in case someone was buried when not fully dead.

It happens from time to time. I worked an in ER and one time they pronounced a man dead and about 15 minutes later, when the nurse was sent in to prepare him for the family visit, he spoke. The nurse's scream could be heard throughout the building. This lucky minister who came back from the other side, was good spirited enough to invite the doctors to his family's celebration on the floor when they relocated him to ICU.

There is a case that caught a lot of attention of a 49-year-old grandmother who had a massive heart attack. Paramedics worked on her for 3 hours and finally  pronounced her dead for 45 minutes. And, as they prepared to harvest her organs, she made herself known as among the living.

The family had been allowed in to say goodbye when one of them announced she had squeezed their hand and opened her eyes. The nurse said "involuntary" movements were to be expected, but the family demanded she be examined.  When the husband told her he loved her and to come back to him, she did just that!

She had no residual brain damage which is unbelievably rare, as lack of oxygen should have caused "anoxic" brain injury. The staff was forced to relearn their skills for emergency situations and evaluating life and non-life.

These things are exceedingly rare, but when they happen, they get our attention.  One 78-year-old man in Mississippi in hospice care was pronounced dead after no signs of life and no pulse. He was placed into a body bag and transported to the coroner's office. 

When he was taken to the embalming room, his legs began kicking. He also began to breath a little. The coroner's office called the paramedics. Yes, coroner's don't necessarily need medical degrees (scary though, eh?).  

The explanation? Possibly the defibrillator implanted under his skin had jumpstarted his heart again. 

Any way you look at it, I would say my directive would be to have someone present with me for a full hour after my passing and have medical staff re-review my actual demise, thank you, please.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Siberia's Valley of Death

In Yakutia Russia there is a region referred to as the "Valley of Death." There are many mysteries associated with this area.

LINK (offers amazing firsthand descriptions): In northwestern Yakutia in Siberia, in the basin of the Upper Viliuy River, there is a hard-to-reach area that bears the marks of a tremendous cataclysm that took place some 800 years ago, which toppled the entire forest cover and scattered stone fragments over hundreds of square kilometers.

Distributed across this area are mysterious metal objects located deep underground in the permafrost. On the surface, their presence is revealed only by patches of weird vegetation. The ancient name of this area is Uliuiu Cherkechekh, which translates as «the Valley of Death.

This swampy area covers 100,000 square kilometers and is remote, hard to access, and avoided by the most part from the citizens around that region. 

There have been many reports of people who explored there or hunted and ended up sick and dying. 

In 1936, a geologist came across a metal smooth raised object with a sharp edge that he was able to get under the lip of it at quite an impressive height out of the ground.

In 1979, an expedition went in but the territory had changed since the 1930s and finding it was impossible.

It was reported there were several bronze cauldrons in that region and one man reported seeing seven of them, reportedly 6-9 meters (20-30') in size. The metal was strange, did not dent like copper would. He and friends reported things like hair falling out after visiting there and strange sores. 

Many legends of repeated explosions with fiery blasts striking the area and people with illness afterwards have remained pass down through generations. 

Some believe the Russian government attempted to blast away the evidence of the cauldrons. Others report that they are alien silos where they hide particle beams to blast away anything attempting to threaten Earth, a sort of friendly protection system.

Mysterious Universe
Did scientists prove the cauldrons exist? 
Timeline of events

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

1970s Serial Killers and Criminals

The 1970s gave us gas shortages, a hostage situation, a recession, and some great rock and roll. It also gave us serial killers up the wazoo. Here's just some -

DB Cooper: In 1971, a man hijacked a Boeing 727 between Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington. He got $200,000 assembled by the FBI. They landed in Seattle, let the passengers out and took off with him and the cash giving instructions. He then proceeded to parachute from the plane. No one has identified the man and it is considered unsolved to this day and, in fact, the only unsolved hijacking. In 1980, a boy found packets of money along the Columbia River. There are many suspects, but the case has not been officially closed and people often refer to DB Cooper like a cult hero for getting away with it.

Zodiac Killer: In the late 60s and early 70s, a serial killer tormented Northern Californians. He sent taunting letters to the press claiming to have killed 37. The case has remained open.

Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping:  It was 1976. In Chowchilla, California, a bus was rolling along the roadway with 26 kids on board. The bus was intercepted by masked men who overtook the driver and took off with them all on board. The hostage-takers then put the kids and the bus driver into a buried moving van. The driver and kids managed to stack up mattresses and work their way out of the heavy earth atop of the van and got to safety. The people who performed the kidnapping were caught.

John Wayne Gacy: This man raped and killed 33 boys in the 70s. He buried 26 of them in his basement crawlspace. He worked as a fundraising clown. He was caught and ultimately executed.

Ted Bundy: Assaulted and killed 30 women in the 1970s. This nice looking "boy-next-door" approached women in public and pretended to be an authority figure to lure them away to their deaths. He was caught and executed.

Son of Sam: David Berkowitz terrorized New York in the mid 70s. In 8 shootings he killed 6 people. Near one of the shootings a police officer found this note with many misspellings: I am deeply hurt by your calling me a wemon hater. I am not. But I am a monster. I am the "Son of Sam." I am a little "brat". When father Sam gets drunk he gets mean. He beats his family. Sometimes he ties me up to the back of the house. Other times he locks me in the garage. Sam loves to drink blood. "Go out and kill" commands father Sam. Behind our house some rest. Mostly young — raped and slaughtered — their blood drained — just bones now. Papa Sam keeps me locked in the attic, too. I can't get out but I look out the attic window and watch the world go by. I feel like an outsider. I am on a different wave length then everybody else — programmed too kill. However, to stop me you must kill me. Attention all police: Shoot me first — shoot to kill or else. Keep out of my way or you will die! Papa Sam is old now. He needs some blood to preserve his youth. He has had too many heart attacks. Too many heart attacks. "Ugh, me hoot it urts sonny boy." I miss my pretty princess most of all. She's resting in our ladies house but I'll see her soon. I am the "Monster" — "Beelzebub" — the "Chubby Behemouth." I love to hunt. Prowling the streets looking for fair game — tasty meat. The wemon of Queens are z prettyist of all. I must be the water they drink. I live for the hunt — my life. Blood for papa. Mr. Borrelli, sir, I dont want to kill anymore no sir, no more but I must, "honour thy father." I want to make love to the world. I love people. I don't belong on Earth. Return me to yahoos. To the people of Queens, I love you. And I wa want to wish all of you a happy Easter. May God bless you in this life and in the next and for now I say goodbye and goodnight. Police — Let me haunt you with these words; I'll be back! I'll be back! To be interrpretedas — bang, bang, bang, bank, bang — ugh!! Yours in murder Mr. Monster. He claims in his prison time that he is born again and so far has been denied every parole hearing.

Hillside Strangler: In the 70s, women were raped, tortured and killed by what was termed "Hillside Strangler." The cousins (Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, Jr) who did these crimes were caught. Bianchi is still serving a life sentence and Buono died of a heart attack in jail.

Dean Corll: "The Candy Man" worked for his mother's candy company. In the early 70s, he tortured and killed 28 boys in Houston. At the time, he was the worst serial killer known. He was convicted for life.

Gary Gilmore: This man was in trouble with the law a lot and in jail, but in 1976 he robbed and murdered a gas station attendant, then he robbed and murdered a motel employee the next night. In January of 77, he was executed and he chose a firing squad. They sat him in a chair with sandbags behind him to absorb the bullets and 5 shooters were behind a curtain with their barrels sticking out of holes. His last words, "Let's do it!"

Jeffrey Dahmer: This monster began his spree in 1978 until 1991.  He came to be known as the Milwaukee Cannibal. He killed and dismembered 17 men and boys during his run. He was killed in prison by two inmates and the world was minus one monster.

I look back at the 70s and I recall skateboarding and rollerskating, "Charlies Angels" and KC and the Sunshine Band. I also recall a constant fear about crime from the Charles Manson era and 60s and 70s Hippies/LSD/cults, the Studio 54/cocaine/disco/swingers era. The cautionary tales from the 50s era revisited us in the 70s about all the scariness of parking in cars, doing drugs, stranger danger and more.

I think the 70s had some fine points including environmental movements, but it was also a very tragic decade, not just for the growing crime rate and addictions, but the gas shortage and recession. We were so ready for the prosperous and superficial 80s.

And a new set of killers, apparently. The "Night Stalker" having his time in the LA area when I was living there. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Native American Legends of the Giant Tribe

When even unrelated tribes report the same encounters with an unusually "tall" tribe, one has to take note. Here's just some of the legends the Native People of America speak of in relation to a giant tribe of long ago.

LINK: “History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez Indians”: “The tradition of the Choctaws . . . told of a race of giants that once inhabited the now State of Tennessee, and with whom their ancestors fought when they arrived in Mississippi in their migration from the west. … Their tradition states the Nahullo (race of giants) was of wonderful stature.”

LINK: Chief Rolling Thunder of the Comanches, a Great Plains tribe, once gave the following account of a race of white giants in 1857:

“Innumerable moons ago, a race of white men, 10 feet high, and far more rich and powerful than any white people now living, here inhabited a large range of country, extending from the rising to the setting sun. Their fortifications crowned the summits of the mountains, protecting their populous cities situated in the intervening valleys.

“They excelled every other nation which was flourished, either before or since, in all manner of cunning handicraft—were brave and warlike—ruling over the land they had wrested from its ancient possessors with a high and haughty hand. Compared with them the palefaces of the present day were pygmies, in both art and arms.”

LINK: The Starnake people of Navajo legend.... describing them as: “A regal race of white giants endowed with mining technology who dominated the West, enslaved lesser tribes, and had strongholds all through the Americas. They were either extinguished or ‘went back to the heavens.'”

LINK:  In 1553, Pedro Cieza de León wrote in “Chronicle of Peru” about legendary giants described to him by the Manta indigenous people: “There are, however, reports concerning giants in Peru, who landed on the coast at the point of Santa Elena. … The natives relate the following tradition, which had been received from their ancestors from very remote times.

“There arrived on the coast, in boats made of reeds, as big as large ships, a party of men of such size that, from the knee downwards, their height was as great as the entire height of an ordinary man, though he might be of good stature. Their limbs were all in proportion to the deformed size of their bodies, and it was a monstrous thing to see their heads, with hair reaching to the shoulders. Their eyes were as large as small plates.”

León said that the sexual habits of the giants were revolting to the Natives and heaven eventually wiped out the giants because of those habits.

Pauites: The Paiute tribe of Nevada has a legend of a battle with a giant red-haired tribe that moved into their lakeside area. They reported them to be cannibalistic people forcing the Native People to have to fight and destroy them.

Allegewi:  A tribe in the Allegheny Mountains area, believed to be related to the Adena people. The Lenape tribe reported they had been traveling into the area, found this giant tribe and fought them with another tribe beside them helping them to kill off and drive out the tall tribe. 

Midwest Tribes, such as ones in Wisconsin, report there were tall white people mining there when their people arrived.  They reported them as being blond or red haired.

Cherokees tell of having killed the last "white indians" in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Another Paiute tribe of the Death Valley region reported the Hav-Masuvs, a people who were there when their people arrived to the region. They were a seafaring group who had arrived by ships, settled into caverns there and lived off the lakes and traded in the Death Valley area back when it had water.

LINK:  In 1541, de Soto’s army traveled from the Florida Panhandle to Middle Georgia. Officers noted that the area's people were more culturally advanced and averaged a foot taller than the Spanish. These were the Okonee and Tamatli branches of the Muskogean Culture – ancestors of the Creek Indians. The Spanish called them Los Indios Gigantes... the Giant Indians. De Soto’s chroniclers claimed that some Great Suns (Chief Priests) of the ancestral Creek provinces were seven feet tall.

LINKWere the Irish in America before Columbus or did a tribe in the South Carolina meet the criteria of a giant tribe? The Duhares were a tribe of people with gray eyes, tanned skin, and red to brown hair, as well as being unusually tall.  Their king, King Datha was said to be very very tall and tattood. 

The legends of white-skinned and light-haired, mining giants being in America before the Amerindians arrived seems to be supported by many finds unearthed. 

It is my hope that we can validate the Native legends and also prove the first to colonize this continent by unearthing a giant today in a world where it's hard to suppress knowledge as it's unfolding.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Julie's and My Groovy New Life Etsy Shop Open!

We are pleased to announce our Etsy shop is open! 

Groovy New Life offers a wide variety of Julie-designed jewelry and lots of vintage jewelry, much of it with bohemian vibes. 

We are adding tons more to the shop including stone wraps from Nephilim Stones and canvas paintings by Sharon.

Expect us to add more arts, crafts, southwestern designs, and vintage fashion. We understand what our baby boomer peers love!

We are happy to spread our #WhatsBeautifulToday attitude about life in the baby boomer generation.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Google Earth: Strange Squares and Lines in Utah

Recently, I covered strange geoglyphs in Utah (LINK), hundreds of them. I went around researching and it was said to perhaps be markings for some ground surveys. Quite an elaborate map for that. Interestingly, those glyphs were right near a mountain range associated with all things gold, Jesuits, and ancient giants. 

So, I was looking up some of the elements that ancient giants mined. One of them was radioactive plutonium. I found a site in Utah where our country had mined it, but found a strange "square" over the area. I found other "squares" in that region and they show up every year on the archives. 

As well, I ran into those infamous "slash marks" that I found near the Henry Mountains.

Interesting findings. Perhaps something to do with marking places of importance. 

Utah is perhaps the most fascinating state when it comes to geology and ancient history. I will continue to spend time on this very odd and beautiful state. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Arizona's Ancient Giants

When reviewing the characteristics of locations where giants have been discovered, Arizona should be giant-central! We have only uncovered a few in this state and yet it has everything giants wanted in a location. 

Researchers Dennis Guern and James Carroll join me to uncover potential locations for giants here in the Southwest. One thing we know is that most of the lands in AZ are either Native People lands, National Parks, State Parks, and under Bureau of Land Management control.  Add to the fact that the southern half of the state is desert, it's not a super pleasant place to explore. 

You can drive for hours in Arizona and not see signs of people.

Let's look at some supposed giants found in Arizona - 

LINK: In October of 1879 The Arizona Sentinel apparently reported:

The Fronterizo reports the finding last week of a peculiar skull near Wellington Station, at a depth of 45 feet. It is like a human skull, but has two horns about 3 inches long, inclined towards a large and well developed forehead. It may yet be proved that men with horns were not rare in prehistoric times...

In 1891, in Crittenden, Arizona while digging for a commercial building, a giant stone coffin was uncovered eight feet below the surface. A granite case was found inside which reportedly held a body of a man at least 12 feet tall. A carving on the casing pointed he humanoid had six toes and fingers found in Biblical history where it speaks of the giants with six toes and fingers that roamed the world during ancient times...

A giant human skull was reportedly found in a cliff dwelling south of Winslow, Arizona, according to “The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings,” by paranormal investigator John Keel. “It was so big that a size 7 Stetson was placed on it and ‘looked like one of those tiny hats merrymakers wear on New Year’s’.”

In 1923, in the Grand Canyon, Samuel Hubbard found two petrified human remains that were 15 and 18 feet in height.

These are just some of the reports around Arizona but scattered enough that we can't really make heads nor tails of where Giant Central was in this large state.

Things we seem to find in association with giants are mining of copper and gold and Arizona is a great state for that! If reports of the giants being into trade with seaside tribes, then the location in relation to the Baja of California and the Channel Islands giants are great. If they needed to be near a water source, as obviously they would, we had fast running rivers throughout the state before the past centuries where man has diverted water for their need. As well, the Grand Canyon giants spoken of by many were above the Colorado and giant intaglios along the Colorado in California also show possible culture.

Our research team plans to continue our research and share what we find. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

URBEX: The Tools of Urban Exploration

If you are just starting out or established at urban exploring, tools can be a real benefit to safety and to documenting abandoned sites. Here's some of my recommends - 

waterproof to 33 feet, tough, great pics
I have one I've used for 7 years and I adore it!

for aerial views

to protect from asbestos and other airborne particles

Adding color to video or camera with this device

in case you run into critters or dangerous types

in case there are nails, tacks, and broken boards

General rules

Always have someone on watch while you photograph

Adhere to "No Trespassing" signs

Get a tetanus shot, bring a first aid kit, and protect your respiratory system from asbestos and construction dust

Take the time to utilize the existing light instead of flash if you can help it as it adds more mood

Take part of a room or a piece of wallpaper or some smaller focus so the viewer gets the feel of the room

Shift perspective from height level to down on the ground looking up, up above, looking down, from a crazy angel

Don't steal

Never do this alone