Paranormal from Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma
(United States of America) – Some
folks across the nation are getting that sinking feeling
again when it comes to something in the dark.
In Alton, Illinois, the
local newspaper there is atwitter about a neighborhood
bar that’s a haunt in more ways than one.
Tim Brueggeman, co-owner of the Spirits
Lounge in the old Masonic Temple on State Street, says
the name of his bar and restaurant can be interpreted
"We have had two or three ghost
investigations here," Brueggeman said. "They
all seem to gather evidence that they interpret as being
(paranormal activity). This is supposedly one of the
most haunted buildings in the area."
According to the company's Web site,
several paranormal investigators believe that former
Masons continue to haunt the building, including the
famous "Mr. Butt Print" who sits on dusty
surfaces and leaves his mark.
group in Fostoria, Ohio wants to get into a local courthouse
and dig into the old building’s penchant for paranormal
The Buckeye State Paranormal and
Haunting Investigators, which boasts that it is the
only paranormal group accepted as a member of the Ohio
Association of Historical Societies and Museums, wants
a crack at documenting some non-corporeal traffic inside
the historic 1884 building. The group submitted a written
request to the county commissioners this week for an
opportunity to investigate the harrowing halls that
lead to the county's Common Pleas and Juvenile courts.
Commissioner Dave Sauber said at
Monday's board meeting that he knew one of the organization's
members from high school and suggested giving the investigators
a shot at the downtown courthouse before any possible
renovation or new construction occurs at the site.
"Grand old lady's still sitting
over there," he said. "Maybe we'd want to
see if there's anybody floating around in there."
At one point during the meeting,
Commissioner Michael Bridinger teased developer Franklin
Conaway about whether he had witnessed anything eerie
during his frequent inspections of the building.
The board plans to contact the group
about signing liability forms before setting up equipment
for overnight undead surveillance.
"I think it's something that
a lot of people believe in," Sauber said.
Leory "Gordo" Cooper, an Oklahoma-born
made the news about his work in the UFO field, according
to this article.
Cooper spoke of seeing extraterrestrial
craft, relating having seen classified Air Force photographs
of a UFO landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Studying the photos, he described a saucer-shaped craft
that approached the ground, extended three legs which
served as tripod landing gear, and landed. He noted
that the photographers who had just taken the photos
were extremely emotional when they handed their film
over. Gordo was told that upon approaching the craft,
it immediately rose into the air, retracted its landing
gear, and flew away, the whole episode lasting mere
Cooper was so adamant about the existence
of UFO´s that he spoke in front of a United Nations
panel discussion on the UFO phenomenon in 1985, saying,
"I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles
and their crews are visiting this planet from other
planets, which are a little more technically advanced
than we are on Earth. I feel that we need to have a
top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect
and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning
any type of encounter, and to determine how best to
interfere with these visitors in a friendly fashion."