Monday, December 31, 2012

Filip Coppens 1971-2012

A star has gone out.

On December 30th, Filip Coppens lost his battle with a rare form of cancer.
I was deeply saddened when I heard the news that Filip Coppens had passed away.  Such a profound sense of loss is hard to move forward from.  I didn't get to spend nearly enough time with Filip and I can only imagine the pain that his lovely wife Kathleen and their family are now feeling.


Filip was known around the world as an author and researcher.  His smiling face was prominent on the hit television series, Ancient Aliens.  If you only know him from television however, you're missing the true goldmine of his work, his writing.  Filip penned quite a number of masterful works including, The Ancient Alien Question, The Lost Civilization Enigma and Land of the Gods.  He also wrote about the mysteries of Rosslyn Chapel and was a frequent contributor to cutting edge magazines like Atlantis Rising and Nexus.  Reading his material will open your eyes and bring questions to your mind.

Despite his fame in the alternative community, Filip was one of the warmest people I've ever met.  The wide scope of his knowledge had not inflated his ego and he was always open to new ideas and concepts.  He treated everyone in the kindest manner you can imagine but in his research he was confident and stood his ground.

I felt a special connection to Filip, the kind of kinship that harkens to other lives, other times.  After my lecture at the 2012 Paradigm Symposium, Filip made a point of coming over and complimenting me.  Coming from him, those compliments meant much more than he knew.

While I have no doubt that Filip has gone to a much better place, all of us who knew him, all of those he touched through his work and his writing have suffered a great loss.
His legacy will continue to shine brightly, a guiding star for those of us who explore the mysteries of this world and for that he deserves thanks.

So, thank you Filip

For being a friend

For being an inspiration

And for being the kind of human being that we should all strive to be.


I encourage you all to read Filip's last blog entry, written December 16th:
http://philipcoppens.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Paranormal Days

Just for fun!
A Paranormal Christmas
(To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas of course)



On a paranormal Christmas
My true love showed to me
A Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the second day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the third day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the sixth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the seventh day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Seven Shadow People
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Eight Skinwalkers
Seven Shadow People
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the ninth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Nine Reptilians
Eight Skinwalkers
Seven Shadow People
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Ten Government Secrets
Nine Reptilians
Eight Skinwalkers
Seven Shadow People
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Eleven Flying Saucers
Ten Government Secrets
Nine Reptilians
Eight Skinwalkers
Seven Shadow People
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love showed to me
Twelve Ancient Aliens
Eleven Flying Saucers
Ten Government Secrets
Nine Reptilians
Eight Skinwalkers
Seven Shadow People
Six EVPs
Five Poltergeist
Four Thunderbirds
Three Black Eyed Kids
Two baby Sasquatch
And a Chupacabras in a palm tree

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gralien Report II



Technical difficulties prevented a live broadcast of the Gralien Report tonight but not to worry, Micha recorded the show and it's now posted for your perusal.  We spent quite some time talking and the conversation was a wild ramble from black eyed kids to John Keel to reptilians, the underground and the nature of our dimension.  Hope you all enjoy it, I know I had a great time on the show.

 



Gralien Report

Catch me tonight on the Gralien Report for a special segement on John Keel. The show is hosted by my friend Micah Hanks, author of "The UFO Singularity"
 

Tonight on The Gralien Report: Copycat Crimes, UFO madness and altogether odd stories, along with a special John Keel discussion, with special guest David Weatherly. Tune in tonight at 8 PM ET to listen live!

http://gralienreport.com/


Friday, December 14, 2012

A Tragic Day




For anyone who somehow missed it, there's been a tragic shooting at an elementary school in CT today.  A lot of lives have been lost, including students.  Such violent crimes are always terrible, but they seem even more devastating when children are involved.

Let's all take a moment from our day to remember the sacredness of life.

Please join me in sending prayers and positive energy to all the victims whose lives have been affected by this tragedy.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57559261/connecticut-elementary-school-massacre-18-children-among-27-dead/

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Shifting Black Eyes


The account below is from Charlene in Florida.  Charlene's story is similar to numerous accounts that I've been receiving of seemingly normal people who's eyes suddenly turn solid black.  Often, the witness has known the person for some time and may have noticed unusual behavior.

Charlene's account:
"We live in an area where a lot of the houses are rentals.  The house next door to ours sat empty for quite some time until a couple finally rented it.  Their names were Chad and Beth.  They didn't have any kids which put them in the minority for our neighborhood.  Since they were right next door, my husband and I ended up talking to them often.  They would never really talk about what they did for a living, just that they worked from home on the computer.  They certainly seemed nice and normal at
first.
About six months after knowing them, we began to notice some strange things, here are a couple of them:  First of all, one day we were grilling out.  We invited several people over and included Chad and Beth.  They came to the cookout but my husband and I both noticed that they stayed far away from the grill.  We assumed they both must have been afraid of fire but they wouldn't even go near it after it was closed.
Right after that cookout, Beth started coming over to visit during the day when my husband was at work.  She would look around the house constantly like she was examining everything.  It started to make me very uncomfortable.  She wasn't much for conversation and there never really seemed to be a point to her visits.  I mentioned it to my husband but he assumed she was just bored and wanted company.  After a week of these visits, I didn't see her for a few days.  That weekend, I brought my
mother's cat to our house.  My mother was going on vacation and wanted us to watch her cat for her.  The next day, Beth came for one of her visits.  She sat in the same kitchen chair, the only place she would seem to sit.  Ten minutes after she had been there the cat came out of the bedroom.  The cat went crazy when she saw Beth.  The cat's hair stood up and she let out a loud hiss.  Beth leaned forward and looked at the cat with a really nasty look.  The cat ran back to the bedroom and Beth just
stood up and left without saying a word.

The whole thing was so strange to me.  When my husband got home, I told him the story.  He decided that we should go over and visit Chad and Beth.  We walked over to their house and knocked on the door.  As we stood on the steps, there were such strange noises coming from inside.  There was a loud crash like something had been thrown against the wall and then all of a sudden the door opened and they were both standing there like everything was normal.  We started to talk to them, expecting to be invited inside but they just stood there side by side.  I asked Beth if she was okay and said, "I didn't realize you were afraid of cats" 
Chad shot her a look very suddenly and he looked angry.  It was clear that Beth was very nervous and she wouldn't say anything.
It was a very awkward moment.  Chad looked like he was getting more and more angry, Beth wouldn't look at him and my husband and I didn't know what to say.  I was looking at Beth and she glanced at me.  When she did, her eyes suddenly went from normal blue eyes to solid black.  I felt my jaw drop, then I felt my husband pulling on my arm and we were rushing across the lawn back to our house.
When we got inside, I asked my husband if he saw Beth's eyes change.  He answered, "Yes, and so did Chad's!"  Both their eyes went solid black and in that moment, we both felt the need to run away from them.
The next day, whenever we were outside, we would notice that Chad or Beth were looking out at us from behind their blinds.  A week later, we realized that they had moved away but it must have been late at night since no one saw them move out."

Charlene's account, and others like hers, are a strange manifestation that may be connected to the black eye child phenomenon.
 How are these people with color shifting eyes connected to the kids?  Is this a new version of the same beings that have learned to integrate into our day to day world?  The possibilities are disturbing.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Vampire of Serbia


In the western part of Serbia, the small town of Zarozje is in the midst of a public health concern.  The threat?  A vampire.
While it may sound like the plot of a horror movie, town Mayor, Miodrag Vujetic is convinced that the vampire legend is real and released an official warning to residents.  Locals have been warned to take all necessary precautions and to stock up on garlic and crosses.  "We are all very frightened" the Mayor said when he told locals to hang crosses on their walls and to place the garlic around all doors and windows.

The supposed Vampire's name is Sava Savanovic.  Local lore has been filled with stories of the reputed vampire for years.  Savanovic lived in an old water mill on the Rogacica river.  Legend says that when visitors came to the mill in search of grain, they would fall victim to the bloodlust of Savanovic and his vampiric needs.
The mill sat empty for years, owned by a local family  who was afraid to use it for fear of disrupting the slumbering vampire.  Left to the elements, the building rotted and collapsed.  It's the destruction of the building that has re-ignited fears of the vampire.  Locals believe that the now homeless vampire is angry and on the prowl for fresh blood.



While some townspeople view the legend as a creative way to build tourism, many are actually worried about falling victim to the vampire.  They wear crosses, carry garlic in their pockets and warn visitors about the undead entity roaming the vicinity.  Some locals claim that they've heard the vampire walking in the nearby forest.  Adding to the tension in the area, five people have died recently, one right after another.  While one of the deaths was a suicide, some members of the community are proclaiming that the deaths are not accidents and are indeed connected to the legendary, angry vampire.

While the vampire is a popular fictional character in western horror movies, the view of these undead creatures is quite different in Serbia and its neighboring countries. 
Most scholars believe that vampire myths were created as a result of people trying to understand the mysteries of death.  Medical mysteries, death and decomposition of the body all contributed to the mythological lore of the vampire.  While science has explained many of these mysteries over the years, the power of cultural traditions does not easily fade away.  Eastern Europe is the home of vampire lore and the long history of the bloodsuckers dates back to at least the 1700's.  If recent
stories like this one are any indication, vampires are here to stay, at least in Serbia.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Equipped! with the ParaHunter



Had a good time on Equipped with the Parahunter tonight.  Pete Stagman and his wife Donna are great host.  Despite a couple of technical problems, we covered a lot of ground.  This two hour interview includes discussion of Skinwalkers, Little People, Paranormal Television and the Black Eyed Children.  Check it out in the show archives:

http://www.parahunter.com/events/event/equipped-episode-16-david-weatherl/

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Into The Dark Radio


Catch me on the latest episode of Into The Dark Radio with Steve Rogers and Shawn McMahon.  Podcast is up now:

http://www.intothedarkradio.net/apps/podcast/