The New Mexico Desert Highlands

 

One of the most iconic experiences on a drive through the United States’ southwest is a stop at the Four Corners Monument. You can put each of your limbs in a different state—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. But the beauty of the New Mexico Highlands is unique in and of itself…Enjoy.



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The Change

IdiotsTurns out the movie Idiocracy wasn’t necessarily a work of fiction. I’ve lost count of how many times people have told me that movie is now reality when discussing the dumbing down of America. Personally I thought it was based in reality when it was released in 2006.

You hear a lot about the sheeple mentality these days but instead of just seeing that as a term to separate the people like tea-party or liberal or conservative, look to see if there are actual examples of this in the world today. Is this a valid term and not just a label?

Experiments have been done where a sign was put up in a city that reads something to the effect of “Line Forms Here” and people will start lining up even though they have no idea why or what for. This is a scary thought to any rational person.

One of the main reasons it has been so easy to control and dumb down the masses is because they have lost their way on a spiritual level. Many people are only concerned with money, possessions, status and greed. The people have lost their way and instead of being individuals, they have become part of the machine. Many people today will do exactly what they are told to do, will like what they are told to like, believe what they are told to believe. Although most people are unaware of this, free will is no longer common. People are under the false impression that they still possess free will but in most cases they are mistaken. There’s really no other explanations as to why people still attend baseball or soccer games.

The Dumbing Down of AmericaOne simple example is the current overuse of the exclamation point. I bet most people haven’t even realized this but once you do you will notice it everywhere. Social media sites, titles of videos, comments, ads, magazines, everywhere. How did our society go from rarely using the exclamation point to abusing the hell out of it? And why? The exclamation point is the new all caps. Everyone is just so excited.

How is it that an entire society can suddenly just start mimicking each other without even realizing it? Is this a social experiment to see if the masses can be controlled? If everyone can be made to do something without realizing it, is there a next step? What other behavior can they get everyone to mimic or believe?

Finding examples of this is simple. The graphic here was gathered in virtually no time at all. How is it that so many people are having difficulty spelling words that were learned in the early stages of elementary school? With smartphones and web browsers that autocorrect or underline words, you’d think that using or spelling simple words incorrectly would be a thing of the past. Even with these fail-safes in place, it’s actually gotten worse. Your and you’re. Loser and looser. There, they’re and their. Even the phrase “I couldn’t care less” is 9 times out of 10 incorrectly stated as “I could care less.” How do we explain society as a whole going backwards? How do you advance as a civilization when a large percentage of the people don’t know that loosing isn’t even a word?

Finding evidence of this is one of the easiest things you can do. Since the Internet makes the world a much smaller place, this is an obvious place to start. You can also see this elsewhere as well. Look at what shows are popular on television. See what merchandise is being sold in stores. Look at who is on the magazine covers at the check-out line. What sane person with an ounce of self-respect would watch Duck Dynasty or wear clothing promoting it?

People wearing suits sitting in office buildings eating a catered lunch discuss ridiculous and insulting programs that they know you will eat up. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? Are you shitting me? If the country wasn’t being dumbed down these programs would never see the light of day. But they do. Not only that, but they bring in millions and millions of dollars. Instead of someone being fired for pitching such a program, they are making money hand over fist.

Mountain MonstersSomeone mentioned to me a show called Mountain Monsters and told me the premise behind it. I thought it was a joke. It’s not. It exists. Being a toothless, inbred hillbilly apparently meets all requirements to have your own television show now. That’s fine. You can put on a show about anything you want. But for it to have viewers and make a profit? How is this even possible?

Still not convinced that the country has been and is being dumbed down? How well would your child (or even you yourself) do taking this 8th grade final exam from 1895? These are just some sample questions from 45 total questions.

  • Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.
  • Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
  • A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
  • District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
  • Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
  • Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
  • Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.
  • Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865?
  • What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, syllabication?
  • Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
  • Name all the republics of Europe and give capital of each.
  • Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?

If your little snowflake could get even one of these correct they’re well ahead of the curve.

Statistics will show that kids today aren’t dumber than those of the past. This is because the standards have been lowered to an almost ridiculous level as evident from the exam above. Everyone gets a participation trophy and we don’t keep score because we wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Unfortunately you just made entering the real world where nobody cares about their feelings one hell of a shock for them. It’s easier to end up pregnant at 16 and living off the system than it is to make it on your own merit and hard work. Along with being dumbed down comes a sense of entitlement. Things are inherently owed to you simply because you’re you.

Along with the dumbing down and sense of entitlement comes the narcissism. It’s become a me society and Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame” quote has never been more relevant. Everyone requires face time and assumes the rest of us want nothing more than to look at them and listen to them.

When did peanuts suddenly start killing people? When did gluten become the enemy? What about ADD, Alzheimer’s, autism, Asperger’s, etc.? Two years ago nobody even knew what a gluten was, now gluten-free is everywhere. It reminds me of “We’re Beatrice.” It seems to have come out of nowhere. And yes that Beatrice thing used to freak the shit out of me even as a kid.

Has anyone else noticed how boring people are now? Take Facebook for instance. How many times a week do you actually see a post that is even remotely interesting? Once? Twice? Facebook now is mostly just sharing quotes and ridiculous phrases that someone else came up with and turned into a cute little graphic. There’s very little originality or anything of interest unless you count pictures of a dog or cat or a taco as interesting.

BuyIs anyone else noticing this change in intellect and behavior that is going on? Does anyone notice that the media is going all out to segregate the people by labeling them and getting them to bicker amongst one another? I’m a Fox News watcher. Well I’m an MSNBC watcher so I don’t like you. Grown adults spend most of their energy arguing with people that have opposing viewpoints as if any of it even matters. I’m voting for this guy. Well I’m voting for that guy. They’re the same guy.

If you view things differently than another group you are given a label and slandered. How is this progress? Gays are given every right under the sun now but if you question a news report you’re labeled a conspiracy nut and the gloves come off. How is this moving forward? Most people that oppose your viewpoints don’t take the time to research anything and instead get all their information from major media outlets. Don’t argue with those individuals. Just keep questioning what you are told to believe, read, think, watch, listen to and live for. See the bigger picture and don’t just accept the easy solution because it saves you time and you can get back to America’s Got Talent.

If dumbing down and manipulating the masses is being done deliberately, it raises three obvious questions:

  • Who is doing it?
  • How are they doing it?
  • Why are they doing it?

WHO IS DOING IT

Excellent question. The easy answer is the Illuminati. The real answer is nobody knows for certain. Call them the Illuminati, the Bilderberg’s, Bohemian Grove, New World Order. It’s all the same thing. 

HOW ARE THEY DOING IT

My best guess is a combination of many factors. It could be all, some or none of these.

Vaccinations: What are they putting inside people? Oddly enough most people don’t know and don’t seem to care. This is something being injected inside of you yet most people are OK with that. No way would a government that gave the Indians smallpox, burned women and children alive at Waco, used 200 black men as human syphilis guinea pigs, used psychological abuse on 22 children to see if normal speaking kids could be made to stutter, infected prisoners with malaria to test experimental treatments on them, used people as test subjects for mustard gas, puts a known poison called fluoride in our drinking water as a way to dispose of chemical waste, among many other things, would ever dream of harming you. If people are against vaccinations, then pass laws forcing them to accept them. Easy.

Flu shots: See above. This is one of the biggest scams in existence. And they’re free. Of course they’re free. And people line up to be injected with God only knows what. Why wouldn’t they? Everyone is doing it. Exactly.

GMO’s: Stands for genetically modified organism. Sounds delicious right? I can’t see any way this could possibly go wrong.

Chemtrails: Oh I know, they don’t exist. Those are just water vapor contrails that don’t evaporate for hours and spread out across the sky in a grid pattern and slowly drop to the ground. Nothing to see here folks.

Subliminally: Mostly thru television and its commercials. Also notice they lead all movies in theaters now with commercials as well. Might as well target as large an audience as possible right? Subliminal messaging does work. So what if you simply changed the message from buy this to believe or watch or do this? You can’t swing a dead cat anymore without hitting advertising of some sort. Our entire country is one big ad now.

The major news outlets are in my opinion one of the most responsible parties when it comes to the current intelligence level of your average person. That’s not to say that the individual isn’t as much to blame for watching this crap in the first place. When I lived with my parents during a long move process they had this garbage on 24/7. I saw firsthand how it influenced their daily lives in almost every way. They lost friends because of the propaganda they bought into that these channels pump out non-stop. I tried to reason with them and get them to understand what it was that they were really watching but it was truly like telling a heroin addict that heroin is bad for them and that they shouldn’t do it.

People that watch this crap believe that because they do that they are actually more informed than the average person on the street. How many of these individuals even know of Operation Mockingbird? Yes, this is a real thing that existed and worked. When something works they don’t stop using it, they simply don’t talk about it any longer.

Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, it was initially organized by Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles, it was later led by Frank Wisner after Dulles became the head of the CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA’s views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating units of the CIA.

What you are being fed is what they want you to believe. Much of it consists of false flag operations in order to get the public on a certain side of an agenda. By combining the other factors above, you are very easy to manipulate. Almost too easy.

WHY ARE THEY DOING IT

Again, the short answer is control. There are a lot of us. Probably a lot more than they expected or ever wanted. We are far too many that if banded together and on the same page they could control. Therefore you must segregate the people and confuse them with disinformation or outright lies in order to keep them separated and occupied with other trivial matters.

The Georgia GuidestonesMany point to the Georgia Guidestones as proof of what the Illuminati have planned for us. Nobody knows who is responsible for this monument as it was commissioned under the pseudonym of R.C. Christian. It consists of 10 guidelines or principles. Many point to the very first one as a clue as to what is in store for the masses.

Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature

That’s 13 times fewer people than there currently are. Around a 7 billion people reduction from where we currently stand. If everyone has their eyes open to what is really going on, this would be an impossible task short of nuclear war. But if the masses are passive and compliant and unaware, not nearly as difficult to pull off. Add in FEMA camps and martial law and most people would be confined before reality actually set in. As the media reported that everyone needed to get to these “safe zones” the sheeple would trip over each other trying to get there.

Is any of this actually taking place? Is there an agenda? I have no way of knowing. However, it remains a fact that we as a society have been dumbed down whether it be on purpose or through a rapid evolutionary process or that we’re simply doing it to ourselves by being less spiritual and aware and only caring about the material world. The real question is, what are you going to do about it?

 

Below the Surface

Neil deGrasseTyson

Thank you, I’m a rock star.

I may get crap for this because there’s so much love for this man out there but I quit being concerned about what others think long ago. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in my opinion is not what he portrays himself to be. Or maybe he’s exactly what he portrays himself to be but most can’t see it. At this point he resembles more of a comedian than a scientist. He is a distraction spreading disinformation.

He has been chosen because he has “personality” which in our current times is vital to get the attention of the masses. Albert Einstein did not have much in the order of personality. Neither did Nikola Tesla or even Carl Sagan, whose voice could lull almost anyone to sleep. However these individuals knew what they were talking about and gained respect and admiration based solely on their contributions. They proved, created, discovered or invented what they knew in their minds to exist or be true. Do I agree with everything Dr. Sagan said or believed? Not even close. But he wasn’t about showmanship or celebrity. If he was he was pretty bad at it.

I recently watched the video below entitled: “”Neil Tyson talks about UFOs and the argument from ignorance”” and was saddened by what I heard coming from the mouth of this supposed expert. Not because of what he said but because of how he said it. There are a lot of people that brush aside the UFO topic but he does it in a way that is condescending but cloaked in entertainment. He talks a good game and he’s certainly got charisma. I can see why most people listening to him would be mesmerized by the external flair but fail to look any deeper. The sad part is knowing that in today’s society, many will see the product known as Neil deGrasse Tyson and not hear what he’s actually saying. They’re too lazy to do otherwise.

Dr. Tyson isn’t so much a debunker as he appears to be a non-believer. I believe him to possibly be a plant of the disinformation campaign, all wrapped up in a cute, charming and funny bow. He’s without a doubt an entertainer, but the most dangerous kind. He hides his real agenda behind this personality and “Gee he’s such a nice guy” routine. Granted, I don’t know Dr. Tyson and he may be the nicest person you could ever meet. I do believe however that’s he’s at the very least being used as a puppet. He’s also not the only one guilty of this but he’s the most visible and well known at this time so will be the focus of this article.

Most scientists aren’t celebrities. Nikola Tesla for example was so into his work he was a recluse, never married, never had children. He simply worked. Dr. Tyson was either chosen because of his charisma or it was always his agenda to become a celebrity. A scientist in his lab doesn’t accidentally stumble upon celebrity. I have noticed over time he has started adding humor to his speeches. This is why I see him now as nothing more than pure smoke and mirrors entertainment. If the people find him entertaining, that’s fine. But when you start organizing your beliefs based on what an entertainer says you should probably take a step back and view the whole for what it really is. Strip away what you see and listen to what he is actually saying.

He comes across as the every day average Joe that could even be living down the street from you. The nice funny guy we all like having around. The only difference being that he’s way smarter than you. And he probably is. But listen to the actual message he is delivering. UFO believers are nut cases. Respected individuals who had the courage to tell about a valid personal experience that they know took place are pushed aside and labeled. People who relate a personal experience should never be shunned or placed in a category or simply brushed off unless they’re an obvious crazy person.

He mentions several times how the brain is fallible and can be tricked and that people are stubborn. Yet he’s doing the same exact thing only from the opposite viewpoint. It’s much easier for people to laugh off something that frightens them due to a lack of spirituality and awareness than it is to accept the fact that we might not be the top of the intellectual and civilized food chain. That’s how the brain is fallible Dr. Tyson. If you were to come right out and state the truth your television program would be cancelled and your lecture circuit venues and audience would change drastically. Keep within these set guidelines and all will be well for you and your family.

Saying that what our ancestors have experienced and written down or passed down orally for tens of thousands of years is basically pure crap is a level of ignorance that I find insulting at best. Stating that if it can’t be proven scientifically then it’s not valid is small minded. 200 years ago the scientists of the time would have fallen to the ground laughing if told about the things that we know to be true or possible today. Manned space flight for instance. Just because our basic, primitive understanding of physics today can’t grasp what a civilization thousands or millions of years more advanced than ours are capable of doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And this doesn’t even get into advanced consciousness or frequency vibration which I’m certain they attained long ago and changes everything. Maybe your science isn’t evolved enough yet to detect or prove such things Dr. Tyson. Maybe your fancy lab tools are primitive crap when it comes to this topic.

Does Dr. Tyson know a lot about today’s known physics? Absolutely. That’s a large part of what makes his message to the masses work. However, notice he centers most of his arguments around requiring scientific proof of UFO existence. Even with the overt disinformation and outright cover-up campaign in place there are literally truckloads of this proof that he requires. Just because he’s busy making large amounts of cash doing speaking engagements and filming a television program shouldn’t mean he doesn’t have time to do a little research into the very subjects he chooses to lecture on. Hell I’m sure he has a team of lackeys that could do the dirty work for him.

There are clear, concise military documents (as well as trained personnel in charge of these silos) stating that craft hovered over our nuclear missile silos (in Montana for instance) and all missiles went inoperable. Even though the design of the system was such that this wasn’t possible. But according to Dr. Tyson this means nothing because there’s no scientific data behind it. Apparently a system going from ready to inert at the same time an unknown craft was hovering above them isn’t proof enough because it didn’t happen in a lab. His routine only goes as deep as to belittle the subject.

Odd he fails to mention Dr. J Allen Hynek (a scientist) who was a recruited and paid for by the government skeptic who turned into not only a believer in UFO’s, but one of the founders of the current UFOlogy movement. Dr. Hynek (a scientist) studied the subject for a living and didn’t have a lecture circuit and television program to distract him. Yet he himself (a scientist) concluded that UFO’s were without a doubt a very real phenomena. Even the US Air Force conducted years of research and admitted that a certain percentage of UFO sightings were unexplainable and quite possibly off-planet intelligently piloted craft. Individuals such as Ronald Reagan, General Douglas McArthur, Admiral Byrd, Colonel Philip Corso and others have all publicly stated the UFO phenomena is very real.

Dr. Tyson is always talking about discoveries. Scientific discoveries. Yet I was unable to find anything that he has discovered. Maybe he has but I can’t tell you what they are. He’s appears to be just a walking encyclopedia of science that has memorized many things and can relay them in a way that sounds like he knows more than the rest of us do. I have nothing against him personally, but his message is dangerous. He is book-wise but spiritually lacking and close-minded.

The words science and scientists have become shields for many to hide behind. Were he to take his message to say the Hopi or Navajo they would probably just feel badly for him. Some things simply cannot be measured by science. If that’s the crutch you stand on then you will never get the answers you seek.

The problem with science (and scientists like Dr. Tyson don’t want to hear this) is that once there is the sort of proof that they require, their services will immediately no longer be needed. If a craft lands in full view of the world we’re not going to need to turn to a scientist and ask them if this is real or not. We will be dealing with things so far beyond what any modern scientist can fathom that they will be absolutely useless. It would be like watching a world class athlete do something unbelievable and turning to a child and asking them to explain how such a feat was possible. The moment we get the proof these experts require they will no longer be relevant. No more lecture circuit for you Dr. Tyson.

The only real harm he is doing is in regards to the people that buy into his routine. However, if they are unable to see behind the mask then they are more than likely not supposed to. I doubt that he personally is a bad person, but it’s possible that his message in some cases is causing harm. Instead of people being awakened, he is a part of keeping them close-minded and ignorant. Obviously this is something that needs to be overcome as an individual. If something as transparent as a personality or a product can impact how a person sees the world then they probably aren’t meant to progress to the next level.

Some of Dr. Tyson’s arguments against the case for UFO’s

The choice of words needs to be looked at here. UFO’s obviously refers to things seen in the sky that are unidentified. His message however goes beyond that to what would be referred to by most as ET’s. You can’t focus on the UFO aspect because what he’s actually talking about is non-terrestrial intelligences. I personally don’t like to refer to them as ET’s because I see them more as our ancestors or the reason why we even exist at all.

  • First hand accounts aren’t valid to prove the existence of a flying saucer

Let’s hope Dr. Tyson never sees a UFO because according to his logic, his seeing it doesn’t make it real. I’ve never seen Pluto but I’m fairly certain it exists. All we have to go on are text books and supposed images. This is pretty much the same evidence we have for UFO’s unless you take into account the US military having in their possession craft and bodies and quite possibly living beings. Add to that the millions of eyewitness accounts throughout history and there’s a lot more evidence for UFO’s than there is that Pluto exists. He uses the Chinese Whispers analogy (and even uses a cute little 2nd grader) to prove his point but this is only valid if one person tells another person who tells another person and you eventually get the story from the 20th person. This has no bearing on the person that saw something telling you what they saw. He wants more than eyewitness testimony or even a photograph. OK, that leaves a craft landing in front of him or a living or dead body. So basically he wants something he can touch. He’s asking for something he basically knows he will never get in order to prove his point.

I believe there are three main reasons that a UFO doesn’t simply land in plain view and say here we are. One of these is that there is almost no doubt that they would be met with outright hostility and violence. Most likely not by the people but almost certainly by the military. Don’t hold your breath Dr. Tyson. The second reason is similar to the first one, we as a civilization simply aren’t ready for it. The religious nuts would shit their pants. The third is that they cannot interfere with the advancement of us as a civilization. Highly advanced cultures don’t land on a primitive planet and instruct the natives how to live. That’s something we would do.

  • I’m not saying we haven’t been visited. I’m saying the standard of evidence doesn’t exist

Yes, without saying it you are saying we haven’t been visited. This may be somewhat true if you just look on the surface but do any amount of diligent research and the evidence is that we (i.e. governments) have plenty of evidence. If every time Dr. Tyson found evidence of something people swooped into his lab, took the evidence then threatened him and made him out to look like a nut case, I’d like to see how much evidence he could produce. The fact that the US military alone has been caught in hundreds of lies regarding the subject is proof enough. If there’s nothing there then why lie about it?

Roswell. It’s a flying saucer, no it’s a weather balloon, no it’s high altitude dummies, blah blah blah. Notice that he never gets into history regarding this matter. He doesn’t talk about specific cases (other than the police officer bit I’ve never even heard of before and may be one he made up). It’s all just science. Even from when science didn’t exist he expects science for answers. Or maybe the ancients were all just bat-shit crazy.

  • At around the 9:30 mark of the video he really gets into his comedic role which is so full of holes it’s barely worth commenting on

So he’s on the alien sex slab and obviously in full control of the situation. His solution? To do the “Hey, look over there” trick and steal an ashtray from the craft. Brilliant. This is a well renown scientist we’re talking about here. He’s so much smarter than we are. He talks about the iPhone and how 10 years ago they would have invoked witch burning laws if you had pulled it out of your pocket. Is he drunk? Oddly enough that iPhone he uses as an example is almost without a doubt with us today due to reverse engineered alien technology or due to a swap of information with an advanced culture. Also notice the way he very subtly dismisses alien abductees. Many people that have been abducted are traumatized for life because of the experience. But it’s OK to use them as part of your schtick as long as it gets a few chuckles apparently.

  • UFO sightings are lower among amateur astronomers than they are among the general public

What percentage of the general public are amateur astronomers? 2%? 6%? So you’re telling me that say 4% of the general public report less UFO sightings than the other 96%? I see. Also these individuals would be looking at deep space or isolated parts of the sky thru a telescope and not seeing the whole sky. So if I just looked at Oregon the assumption would be that the United States gets x amount of rain annually. I’m starting to see your logic here Dr. Tyson. Not to mention many of the UFO videos on YouTube are actually filmed by amateur astronomers such as Crrow777. And this doesn’t even include the fact that the human eye is only capable of seeing 1% of the light spectrum. So obviously if there was a UFO out there you’d see it with your telescope.

  • Police officers and pilots aren’t better eyewitnesses in regards to UFO sightings

Are you shitting me? People who are trained observers, whose testimony in court can land a person in prison or are responsible for hundreds of lives a day aren’t reliable witnesses? Have you ever seen the cockpit of a jetliner? These individuals are trained observers who we rely upon with our very lives yet when they report something it’s no better than Dave down the street?

How can an officer drive on a road so winding that while he’s paying so much attention to an object that appears to be moving in the sky he miraculously stays on the road? Either you’re looking at the object in the sky or you’re watching the winding road you’re navigating. Then he writes it off as “He was tracking Venus” like it’s case closed. How do you know he was seeing Venus? Yet the people giggle at how silly this police officer was because he was following a planet.

Below he does the same routine almost verbatim even though in each he tries to make it appear that he’s coming up with this stuff on the spot. This is his material. It’s written down and it’s rehearsed. He adds acting into the mix just as a comedian does. Facial expressions, body language, all of it. Fake. If you’re going to write a routine at least attempt to plug the gaping holes.

  • If you want to get abducted, that’s the fun part

Did I just hear him correctly? And then comes the segue into the science shield once again. The lowest form of evidence in the court of science. Steal an ashtray from the ship, etc. Are you sensing a pattern yet? This is basically the exact same video, he’s just wearing a different suit. The same giant holes exist as those listed above and then some.

People simply need to wake up and look deeper than the surface regarding what is presented to them. Yes he’s flashy and likeable and charismatic but listen to what he’s really saying during his routine. Will they? That’s highly doubtful. The same people that line his pockets also religiously watch some of the most awful television programs ever thought up or actually believe what the news channels are feeding them instead of realizing that they are separating the people and getting them to bicker with each other as a distraction. Using labels as a way of separating the people is a parlor trick but it obviously works well.

Right, left, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative. They are all the same. There is no us and them amongst the people, only that which is fabricated as a distraction. If I can get you and your neighbor to argue over something stupid I can stand across the street and do pretty much anything I want and neither of you will even know I’m there.

Many people live in a bubble that extends at the most a few feet from themselves. Add to this that the people have been systematically dumbed down for years and Dr. Tyson is a perfect vessel to deliver a message of nonsense to the masses. The tactic of making the UFO topic laughable is decades old. Dr. Tyson is simply the latest cog in that wheel.

The Great Purification

Sirius

Sirius – The Blue Star Kachina

Emergence to the Fifth World

The end of all Hopi ceremonialism will come when a Kachina removes his mask during a dance in the plaza before uninitiated children. For a while there will be no more ceremonies, no more faith. Then Oraibi (Hopi village in Arizona) will be rejuvenated with its faith and ceremonies, marking the start of a new cycle of Hopi life.”

The Hopi believe there are Nine Worlds. We are currently in the transition between the Fourth and Fifth World. Below is from this prophecy, also known as the Great Purification.

“World War III will be started by those peoples who first revealed the light (the divine wisdom or intelligence) in the other old countries (India, China, Islamic Nations, Africa). The United States (Turtle Island) will be destroyed, land and people, by atomic bombs and radioactivity. Only the Hopis and their homeland will be preserved as an oasis to which refugees will flee. Bomb shelters are a fallacy. “It is only materialistic people who seek to make shelters. Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the great shelter of life. There is no shelter for evil. Those who take no part in the making of world division by ideology are ready to resume life in another world, be they Black, White, Red, or Yellow race. They are all one, brothers.”

“The war will be ‘a spiritual conflict with material matters. Material matters will be destroyed by spiritual beings who will remain to create one world and one nation under one power, that of the Creator.'”

Hopi Petroglyphs

Hopi Petroglyphs

“That time is not far off. It will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask. He represents a blue star, far off and yet invisible (Sirius), which will make its appearance soon. The time is foretold by a song sung during the Wuwuchim ceremony. It was sung in 1914 just before World War I, and again in 1940 before World War II, describing the disunity, corruption, and hatred contaminating Hopi rituals, which were followed by the same evils spreading over the world. This same song was sung in 1961 during the Wuwuchim ceremony.”

For several years now I have noticed that time is speeding up. It seems that summer just started and today is already July 22nd. What happened yesterday feels like 2 weeks ago. What happened a month ago feels like last year. I have spoken to others about this for quite some time. Just today I found this excerpt from a speech given by a Hopi elder:

“So he said at this time you’re going to see that things will speed up, that people on the earth will move faster and faster. Grandchildren will not have time for grandparents. Parents will not have time for children. It will seem like time is going faster and faster. And the elders advised us that as things speed up, you yourself should slow down. The faster things go, the slower you go. Because there’s going to come a time when the Earth is going to be shaken a third time. But the Great Spirit has shaken the earth two times: the First and Second World Wars, to remind us that we are a human family, to remind us that we should have greeted each other as brothers and sisters. We had a chance after each shaking to come together in a circle that would have brought peace on earth, but we missed that.”

Fourth World

The Fourth World

There is also something I’ve been telling others close to me recently. It has to do with my moving to Santa Fe and how I feel about just leaving people behind knowing what is coming. I tell them I can’t make people see. You’re either spiritually in tune with what is going on and get the calling or you do not. I can’t force anyone to suddenly pick up and relocate to the safe zone just because I say they should. The ones who are supposed to be a part of this just know it. Those who are not, never will.

So today I found this from a Hopi elder as well:

And this used to bother me when I was a young man. I used to ask the elders, “Isn’t there anything we can do?” And they said, well, it’s just that way. That if a person does not have the spiritual eyes to see, it’s very hard to show them. Or if they don’t have the ears to hear, it’s very hard to speak with them. We wish that we could go get them all but we can’t. It’s just that some are not going to wake up. But some will wake up.

There is something else that has been happening to me for a few years now that I am keeping an eye out for to see if the Hopi mention. Animals and insects come up to me, or find me, as I refer to it. Almost anywhere I go I am coming into contact with all sorts of insects, reptiles and animals that come right up to me. I have had cottontail rabbits less than 6 feet from me just sitting there with no fear. Birds that fly up and land within just a few feet of me. I tell others it’s because they know they have nothing to fear and that I wouldn’t harm any of them in a million years.

I’m not really a dog person. I don’t get the dog-love thing I see in today’s society and am instead indifferent towards them. If I am in a group of people and a dog is there it comes directly to me. If I’m at someone’s house and they tell me their dog or cat doesn’t like people, strangers or men, within minutes this dog or cat will jump up on my lap and immediately go to sleep.

When animals or insects come up to me I give them acknowledgement and for whatever reason feel compelled to take their picture. I have photos of bats, snakes, spiders, beetles, butterflies, birds, rabbits, dragonflies, mice, caterpillars and various other animals and insects that come to me wherever I go. I also will go out of my way to avoid stepping on ants or any other insects I see when walking. I probably look odd at times walking down a sidewalk with my head down and moving in a strange way but I’m simply trying to avoid stepping on ants.

Dragongfly

Orange dragonfly

Not long ago an orange dragonfly kept landing next to me. I didn’t notice it at the time but in every photo I took, it was looking at me. I didn’t even realize that they could turn their heads but it actually appears to be looking directly at me.

While no direct connection between the insects and animals has yet been found linking it to Hopi prophecy, I see it as all part of the same spiritual enlightenment that is part of the connection between all living things. All things are living and all things are connected.

Signs of emergence into the Fifth World according to the Hopi

These are the signs that Earth is in the Fourth World and transitioning into the Fifth World.

“The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.

  • The First Sign: We were told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana – men who took the land that was not theirs and who struck their enemies with thunder. (Guns)
  • The Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. (Covered wagons)
  • The Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. (Longhorn cattle)
  • The Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron. (Railroad)
  • The Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web. (Power and telephone lines)
  • The Sixth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun. (Concrete roads and their mirage-producing effects)
  • The Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it. (Oil spills)
  • The Eighth Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like our people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn our ways and wisdom. (Hippies)
  • The Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of the Hopi people will cease.

“These are the Signs that great destruction is here: The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle people in other lands, those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as the white man has made in the deserts not far from here. Those who stay and live in the places of the Hopi shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon, very soon afterward, Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in our hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.”

Another Hopi prophecy warns that nothing should be brought back from the Moon. If this were done, the Hopi warned, the balance of natural and universal laws and forces would be disturbed, resulting in earthquakes, severe changes in weather patterns, and social unrest.

“The time will come when from the earth will arise a mystic fog which will dilute the minds and hearts of all people. Their guidelines of wisdom and knowledge will falter, the Great Laws of our Creator will dissolve in the minds of people. Children will be out of control and will no longer obey the leaders, immorality and the competitive war of greed will flourish.

Ring around the Sun

Ring around the Sun

“When the end is near, we will see a halo of mist around the heavenly bodies. Four times it will appear around the sun as a warning that we must reform, telling us that people of all color must unite and arise for survival, and that we must uncover the causes of our dilemmas. Unless man-made weapons are used to strike first, peace will then come.

From Tampa, FL: 911 caller concerned about ring around the sun

“So the time will come when we will experience late springs and early frosts, this will be the sign of the returning Ice Age.”

“Eventually a gourd full of ashes would be invented, which, if dropped from the sky, would boil the oceans and burn the land causing nothing to grow for many years. This would be the sign for a certain Hopi to bring out the teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final event would happen soon and could bring an end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time.

“The final stage, called The Great Day of Purification, has been described as a Mystery Egg in which the forces of the Swastika and the Sun plus a third force symbolized by the color red culminate either in total rebirth or total annihilation; we don’t know which. But the choice is yours; war and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals in order to survive.

“The reality that it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among traditional Hopi, but man still may lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient, spiritually based communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.

“The man-made system now destroying the Hopi is deeply involved in similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop destroying the Hopi then many may be able to survive the Day of Purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi way, the hope for such an age is in vain.

What to expect

Martin Gashweseoma

Martin Gashweseoma – Hopi Elder and Guardian of the Sacred Stone Tablets of the Fire Clan

How much suffering and destruction will accompany the time of the purification, and what will be its end result? Martin Gasheseoma foretells judgment in front of a big mirror and death to those who are evil and wicked, with only a handful of people surviving in every nation overseas who will then come to this continent, “which we call heaven.”

“All the suffering going on in this country with the tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes is carried on the breath of Mother Earth because she is in pain,” says Roberta Blackgoat, an elder of the Independent Dineh (Navajo) Nation at Big Mountain. She explains that the Four Corners area is particularly sacred because it literally holds Mother Earth’s internal organs – coal and uranium which the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed the Peabody Coal Mine to mine. “They are trying to take her precious guts out for money,” says Blackgoat. “My grandfather told me that coal is like the liver, and uranium is both the heart and lungs of Mother Earth.” Hopi and Navajo traditionalists are fighting the mining.

These life and death matters will be determined when Pahana returns, and theories abound as to Pahana’s identity. Since Pahana has also been called the White Brother, and since he is to return from the east, Hopi of past centuries wondered whether he could have been a Spaniard or an Anglo and devised tests for determining the true Pahana, including knowledge of the greeting of brotherhood, similarities of religious beliefs, and possession of the missing piece of the stone tablet. Many were tested, including Catholics, Baptists, and Mormons, but none passed to the satisfaction of traditional Hopi.

If World War III is involved then suffering will obviously be on a global catastrophic scale. The Hopi believe that even so, their land would be spared and the Four Corners region is the only safe place to be. Just being there isn’t enough however. You have to believe in the Hopi way of life. Mother Earth and the Creator are of utmost importance above all else. There is no room for materialism or greed. Your level of spirituality must be raised considerably. What’s on television tonight or how many Likes you get on Facebook can be of no concern to you. Viewing everything on the planet (as well as the planet itself) as a living entity that must be treated with love and respect should replace any current social, economic or personal values you currently deem important.

Knowing that we are not alone in the cosmos is vital. Doing the right thing is vital. Leading by example is vital. Loving all living things is vital. Throw out all that has been drilled into you since birth and look inside for what is true and important.

Money and material possessions simply cannot be of any significance to you. It is also vital that you prepare. Learn to grow your own food. Know how to find or make water potable. Know how to make fire. Know what plants you can eat and which ones are medicinal. Learn the old ways of surviving on a daily basis using only what Mother Earth provides. According to the Hopi and other Native American cultures, this (along with being in the right place spiritually) is the only way to survive this transition to the Fifth World.

Heyóka

HeyokaThere are some conflicting descriptions of what Heyóka are yet even these hold many similarities. Some tradition says a Heyóka is a trickster spirit, a contrarian, jester, satirist or sacred clown. The Heyóka spirit speaks, moves and reacts in an opposite fashion to the people around it. In Lakota mythology, Heyóka is also a spirit of thunder and lightning. He is said to use the wind as sticks to beat the drum of thunder. Other tradition says they are Indigo Children. A trait common to both is the backwards way of doing things as well as the visions/dreams and contrarian traits.

The trait of thunder and lightning associated with Heyóka legend can be seen as more figurative than literal. Becoming Heyóka is like being born again (if you weren’t born Heyóka). This awakening is like being struck by lightning. The thunder can be viewed as the waves they make in the world by going against the grain.

While some Native American traditions view Heyóka as spirits, others view them as traits seen in some children born to the Baby Boomers and beyond, i.e. Generation X and New Boomers (Indigo Children).

Heyóka are also known as Thunder Beings or Thunder Dreamer. Many traditions tie this all in to ET’s and universal consciousness. They can speak with God or angels. The purpose of the Heyóka is to transition the world from a left brain society to a right brain society in preparation for our evolution as a species as well as the evolution of Mother Earth. To assist others in realizing that the Earth is a living being and to transition away from our current monetary and materialistic belief system to one of higher consciousness where Mother Earth and all living beings take precedence.

HeyókaHeyóka are in contact with the spirit world as well as other dimensions (see my article The Blue Light). They receive warning of when natural disasters will occur on Earth and where the safe places to go are. This is also part of Hopi prophecy and the main reason that I feel I was told to move to New Mexico.

Heyóka may have several of the following traits:

  • Seem to do things backward or contrary.
  • Are intuitive — they can sense things before they happen.
  • Are sensitive — they feel others feeling and get drained by them.
  • Have visions/dreams.
  • Are very creative and create original and one of a kind abstract artwork.
  • Often become healers, medicine men and spiritual leaders.
  • Clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition.
  • Live and talks about the past a lot.
  • They like to lead and really hate following.
  • Are spatial – they can see things and fit them together magically.
  • Love music and are very sensitive to the vibration.
  • Are abstract and see things others don’t.
  • Are moody and easily affected by their surroundings.
  • Are sometimes fearful and insecure — they feel the presence of spirits and this often puts them on edge.
  • Can go into an empty store and within a few minutes many other people will appear.
  • Are thought of as different and may be ridiculed for their thoughts and often strike back with ridicule.
  • Like the noise and lights and they always have to have music or something playing.
  • Think big picture and seem to know how things will fit together.
  • Saw the 11:11, 12:12 phenomena way before others.
  • Know there is a creator or god but not the way it is taught today.
  • Think language and math are boring and they know the answers without calculating it.
  • Do poorly in traditional schools — strive in hands on and arts schools.
  • Are worldly, they understand and pay attention to current events.
  • Are slow to talk but if they know you are listening and not judging they love to talk.
  • Are argumentative but turn peacekeeper when others are arguing.
  • Are empathic and hates crowds because people take their energy away.
  • Are very good at right brain things but only when they feel like it.

HeyókaOf the 27 traits listed above, I possess 24 of them. The light/noise one is borderline as I am highly sensitive to light and people noise makes me very anxious and uncomfortable. However, music or white noise I find very soothing. I have 2 fans running in my room 24/7/365 partly because still air also bothers me and partly for the white noise.

I am also highly sensitive to drugs and alcohol. I do not drink or do drugs at all because my body rejects it, almost violently. I feel a strong need to be dialed in and aware at all times and being impaired in any way is something I go out of my way to avoid. If I were under the influence of anything I believe I would miss many of the signs and instructions I receive.

This is part of the process many Heyóka struggle with. Part of this struggle is overcoming an addiction either by choice or by force because you must go thru difficult times in order to become enlightened.

I am also able to recognize other Heyóka upon meeting them. There is a connection you sense almost immediately. Heyóka do not generally announce themselves but will talk about it with another Heyóka. Some do not yet know they are Heyóka and possibly never will due to other things that get in the way such as materialism, greed and a general lack of spirituality prevalent in our society today. You have to consciously distance yourself from modern beliefs and connect with Mother Earth and our brothers and sisters from the stars. This may sound a little New Agey but it’s simply about knowing the Earth is a living being and that our ancestors come from the stars.

HeyókaBeing a contrarian or Heyóka does not make you strange, weird or an outcast. One should not be concerned with what others think of you. It simply means that you’re vibrating on a higher level and aware of more than what others see. You cannot convert others but instead should lead by example. By being Heyóka others around you will either pick up on it or they won’t. Those that do will understand and eventually consciousness will raise on a global scale. Those that choose not to join in will be left behind.

When I was told to move to New Mexico and eventually understood the reasons why, I had to leave many behind. My job is not to convince them to relocate to a safe zone. It’s something you either feel inside or you never will. Since moving to New Mexico a couple of close friends are seriously considering moving here but I didn’t plant that seed by any means other than my being here. This is something they sensed on their own by being aware of the signs they experience in their own lives. Our society cannot and will not advance until we reach a higher vibration and join our brothers and sisters from the cosmos. Heyóka are a big part of that but cannot force others to become more spiritually aware.

As the Hopi say in their prophecy regarding the end of the Forth World and the beginning of the Fifth World, we are killing Mother Earth and she’s going to respond. This is the transitional phase that we are currently in.

The story of the butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch it, expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body,
Neither happened.
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around.
It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to get through the opening was a way of forcing the fluid from the body into the wings so that it would be ready for flight once that was achieved.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been and we would never fly.

The Blue Light

This is the story of an experience a friend and I had on June 14th, 2014. Obviously you can choose to believe the following or not. My job isn’t to convince anyone, only to pass it along in hopes that someone may have an answer. We know it happened the way I am going to relate it to you so convincing others is of no importance to us.

I will leave out details from earlier in the evening that may or may not be relevant. I will however lay out the basic information to give you an idea of what led up to this experience.

We were at La Posada in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jocelyn had never been there so I simply figured she should see the place. Anyone who knows anything about La Posada will tell you it is a highly active space when it comes to the supernatural. There are many stories regarding events people have experienced at this location, both from locals, guests and employees.

After some unusual events upstairs near the room of Julia Staab, we went and sat on a sofa in the bar area drinking sparkling mineral water and people watching. To say the people we observed that night acted a little unusual would be an understatement. Nothing overt but just odd on a somewhat subtle level.

At some point, possibly around 11:30 but I honestly have no idea, we decided we had had enough and it was a good time to leave. This is the point where everything changed.

Stairwell up to Julia's room.

Stairwell at La Posada.

In this photo the door we exited is at the far left end of the picture (in the corner). Directly across from this double doorway is the Library Room. It had been rented out and is always lit up. Immediately to the right of the person who took this photo is the Rose Room. It is also always lit up and connects to the Library Room from the back. The stairwell leads up to Julia Staab’s room. The main entrance to the bar would be immediately to the left of the person who took this photo.

It’s hard to describe exactly what happened because as you will soon see there’s more to it than just walking thru a door and seeing something strange. As we exited these doors we both saw what we initially assumed was a very small child. I saw him as about 3 feet in height. This individual was dressed all in black. He (for whatever reason we both knew it was a he) had long black hair to his waist. Even though the hair went all the way to his waist I never for one second thought it was a girl. I do recall immediately wondering how someone that small could grow hair that long. I also remember having a little bit of difficulty with the doors as we were leaving. Either one side was locked and I had to use the other door or I pushed when I should have pulled. I just remember there was something about exiting the doors that didn’t go smoothly.

There are only 2-3 instances where what each of us recall is slightly different. He was facing us and his head was down with the hair covering his entire face. This is the first part where our recollection differs slightly. Jocelyn recalls him with his head slightly down and his hair parted down the center off of his face. She said he had a very large forehead and the face of a child but we both agree that the way he held his body was much more mature. I never saw his face or even his hands or any skin at all. It feels to me like he may have been wearing black gloves. What we do remember is there was a brilliant cobalt blue light glowing under the hair from where his forehead would be. I saw it that way, Jocelyn recalls it without the hair in the way. Oddly enough, at the time this didn’t stand out as all that unusual to either of us.

Suit

Representation of the suit he was wearing.

We both remember him wearing a suit. This photo is a rough idea of what he was wearing but there are some differences. First of all the suit was an older style, maybe mid to late 1800’s. The opening didn’t go down as far as is shown in the picture, you couldn’t see that much of his shirt. It was also buttoned up a little higher. The shirt was more of a silver/white color and seemed to stand out from the suit itself which was darker than shown in this photo. It was black and may have had very thin grayish pinstripes. The hands were dark like this showing no skin. This suit was on a man no more than 3 feet tall (by my estimate).

We also recall a woman standing to his right (our left) but there were no details to this woman. She was turned sideways and had her back to him. She was also all in black but was more of a silhouette than anything else. She seemed flat and one dimensional, like a cardboard cutout. I do recall she seemed to be with him but not aware of him if that makes any sense. We both had the sense she was some sort of a protector, watcher or guardian.

These individuals were in a dark space, not the brightly lit room we should have been looking at. We could see nothing around them, it was just them in a dark space. I recall them being much too far away. Further away than the space would allow, close to 40-50 feet from me. This is the second part that differs a little. Jocelyn recalls them much closer, just across this 8 foot hallway right in front of us. However she still cannot recall any details about the woman to his left or anything about his face other than it seemed to be somewhat childlike. This dark space made the blue light coming from his forehead really stand out. Neither of them ever moved an inch.

Blue Light

The face closer to how Jocelyn recalls it.

This all seemed like it happened in an instant and over a long period at the same time. The first things I remember thinking were “That’s one crazy looking kid” and “That’s not a kid” at the same time. His body shape was that of an adult. He also held himself in a way a child never could. He was perfectly proportioned and had a confidence about the way he stood there. I had trouble coming to grips with the idea of “that’s an adult” and “he’s only 3 feet tall.” The blue light coming from his forehead didn’t stand out as unusual at the time. The fact that they were in a dark space, never moved, he was wearing a suit and that the woman had no detail to her simply didn’t register. I was just focused on his size, that long straight black hair and going back and forth over “That’s got to be a kid. No that’s definitely a man.”

I do recall that I had no sense of my body or of Jocelyn being near me. I felt alone and detached from my body. I couldn’t turn my head but it felt as if I didn’t have a head so this doesn’t surprise me. My entire being consisted of seeing what was directly in front of me. I didn’t feel as if I was standing on a solid surface but it didn’t feel like I was floating either. I just was. It felt more like I was simply consciousness and less like I possessed a physical body.

The next thing I remember is being out of the building, across the street and up a side street standing in the dark on the sidewalk near the car. She briefly recalls a moment where we were crossing the street but she was looking down at her feet. She said these individuals passed by us but that she couldn’t look up at them. She recalls she muttered something about the sidewalk being a little tricky and that the woman may have laughed but she’s not certain. They passed in front of her and then she turned her head to look at them and she said they were already about 100 feet up the sidewalk and standing where we saw them the 2nd time. The next thing she recalls we’re across the street from them near our car.

I turned and looked across the street and they were standing on the sidewalk in the exact same pose as before. Neither moved an inch and he was still facing us with that blue light coming from his forehead. It wasn’t a point of light, it was his entire forehead. I remember thinking “How the hell did they get here so fast? He’s so small.” Neither of us recall the drive back and can’t remember what, if anything, we talked about. From the moment I saw them the 2nd time on the sidewalk outside I remember nothing.

Sidewalk

Sidewalk where we saw them the 2nd time.

I had more of a sense of my physical body at this time but still felt like I was in a dream state and not in control of myself. Since this event we went back to the exact same location where we saw them this 2nd time and both realized something else strange. They were definitely standing on the sidewalk across the street from us but as we stood there later we realized that the sidewalk they were standing on was further away. Just as I had seen them as too far away inside, they were 20-30 feet further back than they should have been when we saw them outside.

This image shows where they were standing when we saw them outside from our perspective. They were on the sidewalk in the gap between the two cars but from our perspective the sidewalk was as far back as the building behind the cars.

I honestly couldn’t even begin to estimate how long I was looking at them when we were inside. Time didn’t exist as we know it. It seemed quick but at the same time it seemed longer because I remember so many details and can still see them vividly in my mind. The same is true when we were outside. I can’t tell you if the entire thing lasted 5 seconds or 5 minutes. Just when I start to think the outside encounter was much shorter I’m not sure and can’t say that with any degree of confidence.

Doorway

The doorway we exited when we had the first experience.

Neither of us can figure out why we stopped outside the doorway as we were leaving. I mean we were leaving, so stopping to stare into the Library Room doesn’t make any sense. It feels as if from the moment we opened that door we no longer had any control over what took place or even of ourselves. I recall the room was lit up normal as we approached the doors which have glass panes and I recall stepping out into a lit hallway then immediately I was looking straight ahead into darkness with these two just standing there.

We didn’t start to remember the experience until 3 days later. Once we did, the more we thought about it the more we started to recall. We both agree that at the time this was taking place neither of us found it all that unusual. Instead of thinking “What the hell is going on?” it was more like “Huh, that’s odd.” We also both agree that there was absolutely no fear involved and that we instead felt very calm. Confused, but calm. We also agree whoever this individual was, he was in complete and total control. Neither of us could have decided to approach them even if we were able to have had that thought at all, which we weren’t.

One would think that if you saw a small man with waist length hair and a bright blue light shining where his forehead should be that you’d want to take a closer look to see exactly what the hell was going on. This thought never crossed our minds at the time this was taking place.

We agree that time seemed to speed up and slow way down at the same time. There are parts where there is a gap. We were experiencing something in one location then were basically experiencing it in another with only Jocelyn having a very brief recollection of crossing the street. For me I was looking at them from a position of the hallway then from across the street outside. Also from the moment we first saw them, everything took place in this darkness. It seemed like there were no lights anywhere other than this blue light on his forehead. Everything to me (both inside La Posada and outside) seemed like it was bathed in moonlight which is interesting because that night was a full moon. I recall they were a little more illuminated outside but it should have been the exact opposite.

Library Room

The view from the Library Room looking towards the door we exited.

The only part of this experience that bothers me is the complete lack of control I had at the time it was taking place. I didn’t get a negative or malevolent feeling during the experience itself, but the lack of being dialed in and in control does concern me a little. At no point did I seem capable of what most would call free will. I was simply a vessel watching something play out, unable to have a coherent thought or make a conscious decision. I had no peripheral vision or any awareness of anything else other than these two.

My first thoughts when I saw him were initially of a very strange child and then almost immediately the thought of “No, he’s a Native American man.” The blue light shining from his forehead simply didn’t strike me as all that significant as it was happening. We both agree that it seems we were in another dimension and that if anyone else would have been standing next to us that they would not have seen or experienced what we were seeing, this was just for us to see. But why? Why would a Native American whatever it was show itself to two white people? This is one of many questions we plan on asking the right person once we come into contact with him or her.

I’d like to think if this ever happened again that I’d be able to think “OK good this time I’m going to do this, that and the other thing” but I know for a fact it wouldn’t go down that way. We would be in that same dream state and not in control of any aspect of the situation. I have experienced some extremely weird shit in my time but was always dialed in and in control of myself. This was very different. If Jocelyn hadn’t recalled the exact same things that I remembered I’d seriously question how far down the rabbit hole I had fallen.

Anasazi Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico

Anasazi Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico

Obviously in hindsight the part that stands out as the most unusual was the cobalt blue light glowing from his forehead. We both agree it didn’t shine outward but seemed contained to just his forehead. Even in the dark space it didn’t seem to light up the area. We both agree that whoever he was he was very powerful yet gave off a feeling of calm. We had absolutely no control during this time. We were unable to think or act on anything we were experiencing. We couldn’t even speak at the time. I don’t recall anything audible and heard no sound at all, it seemed like it was all just your own thoughts but even those were limited. I could only think a few things over and over. I don’t recall ever seeing Jocelyn or even being aware of her presence.

Neither of us could really recall any of it for 3 days. Suddenly it was like “Do you remember anything odd about when we were leaving La Posada?” and then it all just started coming to us.

Some further research into small Native Americans and blue lights have led us to the Hopi as well as the Anasazi. This is very interesting mostly due to the diminutive stature of the Anasazi. Here is an excerpt from an article we found:

There are numerous interpretations of the name ‘Anasazi’ – however, the one that perhaps rings the truest is “ancient enemy.” This is a name which connotes the difference between them and the Native American tribes existing in the area at the same time. Some oral Native American history actually calculates itself in time by the movements of the Anasazi – the movement of the “short peoples” (the average Anasazi being only four and a half feet tall – hence the small rooms and apertures that form the majority of their cliff dwellings).

Hopi Chasing Star Kachina with blue forehead.

Hopi Chasing Star Kachina with a blue forehead

The Navajo refer to the Anasazi as the “ancestors of our enemies.” Nobody is sure what happened to the Anasazi or where they went. Some feel they left to another realm or even planet because they found life here too inhospitable. Other tribes reportedly attacked them constantly which is why they lived on cliffs and had ladders they could pull up to keep their enemies from gaining access to these cliff dwellings. For whatever reason, other Native American tribes did not seem to care for the Anasazi.

The Hopi refer to the Anasazi as the “ancient people.” No matter how you look at it, the Anasazi were here a long time ago and were among the very first inhabitants of North America.

Further research and inquiries led us to kachinas. The Hopi, Zuni, Tewa and other tribes from the desert southwest all believe in kachinas, or spirit beings.

Kachinas are spirits or personifications of things in the real world. A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. There are more than 400 different kachinas in Hopi and Pueblo culture. The central theme of the kachina religion is the presence of life in all objects that fill the universe. Everything has an essence or a life force, and humans must interact with these or fail to survive.

The Hopi Chasing Star Kachina in interesting as the star is always represented as blue in color. More than likely this is due to the Blue Star Kachina prophecy, but still happens to be what we witnessed.

Hopi Long Hair Kachina

Hopi Long Hair Kachina with a blue forehead.

Another Hopi kachina is the Long Hair kachina which is interesting because again the blue color of the forehead and the very long hair. I was unable to locate a Long Hair kachina with hair anywhere near as long as what we saw but it’s still interesting that there is a Long Hair kachina with a blue forehead.

One Hopi expert told us straight up “Maybe you saw the Hopi Chasing Star kachina.” Like it was no big deal. Is this something a lot of people see? What about white people? How common is that? And why did he appear to us wearing a suit? What about the woman? Was she actually the one in control of the situation? There’s a lot of questions still to be answered.

Upon further questioning he also stated “Yes, it is rare, but you shifted into the right dimension at the right time. Follow your bliss.”

If we entered another dimension let me assure you that the experience is very bizarre. Being just conscious thought without a physical body is something that would take some getting used to. One thing I find interesting is that while we were not aware of each other during our experience, we both saw basically the same thing but with minor differences. Why were we not seeing the exact same thing? Is dimensional travel partly based on the individual experiencing it? It was as if we both saw the same thing but from a slightly different perspective.

The Hopi Indians are direct descendants of the Anasazi. The Hopi culture have a legend which speaks of “The Ant People.” The Ant People are Godlike beings which will return at some point in the future and take the Hopis with them because of a traumatic earth change.

Maasaw

Maasaw

UPDATE

“Another Hopi story talks about the God “Maasaw.” Maasaw travels in a blue light. The story goes anyone who looks at Maasaw will become unconscious similar to alien abduction stories”.

Tom Dongo – The Quest – p. 57 – 1993

This is the closest yet to explaining what we experienced. The blue light and the shift of consciousness to another dimension. There are still questions such as the childlike size of the individual, the suit and the woman. Most importantly to me though is why us? We were simply leaving an establishment with no thoughts other than going to our respective homes.

It’s a very strange feeling to believe that you actually went to another dimension. I would say that the feeling I experienced would be as close to what I feel it would be like to be a spirit or a ghost. I’ve always wondered how a spirit could not know that it was dead or be confused about it’s current state of being. I now know exactly how and why that could take place. You do not have a body. You have sight but it’s different than what you are accustomed to. I had no way to move (maybe that takes some practice) and literally no peripheral vision to speak of. I don’t like that everything was bathed in darkness and if asked if I would ever like to experience this again I would say no, I’d rather not.

If I had never come out of this dimension or state of consciousness I feel it would have taken me a very long time to come to grips with this new version of reality. Again this explains to me how spirits can at times be confused as to who and where they are. Since time as we know it didn’t exist for me during this experience, in Earth time I suppose it could take years or decades or even longer to grasp the situation you suddenly find yourself in. An individual who dies unexpectedly or immediately with no chance to think “I’m about to die” could easily find themselves in this confused state for a very long time.

I think part of the problem was this unexpected immediate way in which it all took place. We weren’t able to prepare for this. I was me and then a second later I was in another realm and everything that I knew as reality had changed. I was simply viewing a scene that appeared to be directly in front of me but I recall no sound, was unable to look anywhere but directly in front of me and was unable to move. I had thought but that’s it. I was nothing more than consciousness with a version of what we consider eyesight. Oddly enough, during this experience it appears that our physical bodies did move because we found ourselves outside the building and 100 yards up the street when we became aware of ourselves again.

I do find it interesting that in the above representation of Maasaw that there is a small being next to it. This is very similar to what we experienced with the very short individual standing next to the normal sized woman. I have no idea why there is a small being next to Maasaw in this picture but it does add yet another aspect to the whole thing.

UPDATE

Looking into this we have come to the conclusion that since no words were spoken and as far as we can tell no communication took place, that this may have been a sort of invitation to travel into the spiritual realm and start a dialogue of some sort.

I have always thought that I could not meditate into such a space because my mind would get in the way or that if I did that I would snap out of it the moment something strange took place. One of the most difficult aspects of attaining this level of consciousness is fear. You suddenly realize you don’t have a  body and things are completely foreign to you and you tend to panic and jump out of it. This experience showed me that I can attain this state and that there is nothing to fear and that eventually things will get back to ‘normal.’

 

To be continued.

 

The Brutal Truth About Orbs

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On our page about cameras, we mentioned that there are two basic body types of camera construction : the all-inclusive box design created by the introduction in 1900 of the first Brownie camera from Kodak, followed by the SLR (single lens reflex) design by Nikon in 1948 with a design for looking specifically through the lens, which introduced new technology for better focusing and aperture control in photography. Then, in 1991, Leaf introduced the world’s first digital camera call the ‘Brick.’ Leaf was a small company later purchased by Kodak , and once again, it was a “box” design, although thinner, sleeker, and easier to carry.

The technology of digital wizardry includes a different methodology for recording an image in what is actually a series of dots (called pixels), not much different from the methodology in which photographs are printed in newspapers, or a television displays an image on a cathode ray tube (CRT).

Now you may ask yourself, where we’re going with all this? Well to be frank, we’re going to focus (pardon the pun) on the placement of the flash unit on the box style cameras of today (which digital photography did not change, and only adopted). The DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras and ‘near’ DSLR cameras of today still employ an ‘add-on’ accessory option of external flash units, or a built in “pop-up” flash unit, lifting the flash away from the lens.

In short, it is the single most important design flaw of the camera that accounts for the anomalies that sparked the “orb” controversy in paranormal circles. Orbs are a topic still being hotly debated. Once we explain what we’ve discovered as to what causes this digital phenomenon to occur, you too may form the opinion that orbs are no longer acceptable as concrete proof of the paranormal as many serious paranormal researcher believe. However, understand that we are NOT saying ALL orbs are contamination in digital photography; there are VERY few exceptions, which will be defined later in this page. Simply put, they have to qualify as ‘empirical’ evidence.

Catching the Light

There are two basic factors at play with any digital camera. Light and focus. How your camera is built has a lot to do with the anomalies you may encounter in digital photography . Even the most expensive DSLR cameras have auto-focus systems, but the advantage of the DSLR over the Ultra Light, Compact, and Advanced Digital Cameras is the small viewfinder. This is because with Advanced Cameras like the DSLR you can see what’s in focus by directly looking through the lens. That brings to mind another important feature of the DSLR and near DSLR cameras from the lower end cameras; the distance from the end of the lens to the flash unit.

Knowing what will appear to be in or out of focus is one of the most basic considerations when taking any photograph. So without confusing you any more than you may already be, let’s take a look at what is known as the “principal focal length.” There are enough math calculations involved in this for the serious photographer to confuse even Albert Einstein.

Take a look at the left and you will see the extreme foreground and far background are out of focus, with the text in the center being perfectly focused. This is because the text in focus falls within what is called the “depth of focus.”

What the Camera Lens Sees

The closer the dust particles are to the camera lens, the more blurred, spherical and translucent they become, taking on the familiar shape of ‘orbs’ in digital photographs . Yet the dust particles beyond the focal point are clear and focused. Pollen, rain, mists, powders, and other contaminants in the air all produce similar effects, as you will soon see in some examples further into this article.

 

Add to this the placement of the flash unit on the camera being used and the brilliance generated by the flash will determine just how ‘lit up’ the contaminant is. The less expensive Ultra Light, Compact, and even Advanced Design digital cameras with a familiar ‘box’ design are usually closer to the lens (green line). The more expensive DSLR and “near” DSLR cameras (red line) have a pop-up flash unit that puts and points the flash higher in a different direction to better match up with the expected ‘focal point’ of the lens; diffusing the light more efficiently. Thus, the appearance of dust contamination in your photographs diminishes accordingly, but is not eliminated entirely.

Again, let’s go back to the human condition of paredolia. When this anomaly occurs, we tend to analyze the contaminated photographs by giving them dimension and depth that is non-existent. All this is determined by the amount of light being absorbed by the contaminant (brilliance generated by the flash) including a perceived size and color and shade to establish distance in our mind.

Wikipedia has some really good examples of orbs and their cause:

Dust Orb Multiple Dust Orbs Rain Orbs – Normal Rain Orbs – Zoomed
Charcoal Dust Floating Charcoal Dust Rain Orbs w/Coma Rain Orbs Close w/Fringe

Are Orbs Ever Paranormal?

This is where the line is drawn that can define the difference between a ‘paranormal investigator / researcher’ and ‘ghost hunter.’ Some people want to believe so badly that an orb is a ‘genuine’ spirit or entity that they will not listen to reason or logic. They often argue that the brightness of the orb or the orb’s size is proof enough that the orb is in fact a “spirit,” when closer inspection may reveal it is actually an insect caught on film. This is another excellent reason to verify your camera is set to the highest possible pixel resolution, because magnifying a photo shot with 12 mega-pixels can often reveal a fast moving ‘orb’ actually has wings and legs on it!

Some investigators and researchers also believe that infra-red (IR) photography and night vision will eliminate the contaminations caused by dust, pollen, and moisture. However, this is not true because it doesn’t matter if the camera is configured for night or day vision (or using flash or IR), if you are in an area that is susceptible to dust and pollen, odds are the photos will get contaminated by dust or pollen orbs. This is especially true if the IR light is used as a flood light to your night vision equipment (not unlike the brilliance generated by your camera flash).

Setting Guidelines

Over the years I have established a strict criteria as a standard in the determination of if an orbs is indeed worthy of calling a ‘paranormal’ event.

That position is that orbs are 99% contamination and those that have no explanation, simply cannot be proven to be a ‘spirit, ghost, entity, alien, or dimensionally,’ and are thus paranormally meaningless. In other words, NO we do not typically accept orbs as any type of proof regarding paranormal activity; and normally scrutinize orbs as all false-positives by a very strict set of rules. This does not mean that it is impossible for a spirit, ghost, or entity to manifest itself as an orb! It is however nearly impossible to classify them definitively as one! For this reason less than 1% of the orbs we’ve seen could be classified as ‘paranormally compelling,’ and only 1/10 of 1% ever get called ‘paranormally significant!’ Even then, ONLY if they meet the following standards, with each case reviewed on a case-by-case basis:

Seen unaided with the naked eye by at least two credible witnesses in addition to photographic evidence.
At least one Class 1, 2, or 3 EVP (on the KM Scale) is recorded at the same time the orb is witnessed (see EVP).
At least a Class 1 or 2 (on the KM Scale) for video or photographic evidence is suspected.
Measurable and substantial temperature changes not attributable to any natural source.
Measurable and substantial EMF readings not attributable to any natural source.
Other potentially significant (but not necessarily provable) criteria:
If the orb shows a flight path on a still photograph resulting in a vortex like image, it may be considered in the light as corroborating evidence.
If the orb is on video, it must have a decidedly intelligent flight pattern, e.g., it must move, hover for a substantial period (such as several seconds), and with apparent ‘intelligent intent.’

Our Strict Policy Regarding Orbs 

Acceptable arguments to determine if an ‘orb’ could be an entity, in order to classify the photograph “paranormally significant” or “paranormally compelling,” it must pass this strict criteria:

1. “Does the anomaly demonstrate Intelligent Intent?” – The orb must show a curiosity or awareness of its surroundings and be trying to get the attention of the living in some fashion. For example, it could be hovering around an individual,moving on, and either returning to its original hover position with the same person or hovering around another person in the same room.

2. “Was the orb caught on video?” – In order to verify intelligent intent unequivocally, the anomaly must have been captured on video as well, proving that the movement could not have been attributed to air circulation (such as a furnace, open window, or a ceiling fan). Without a video as supporting evidence, our team also understands that proving an orb has intelligent intent or is “paranormally significant” or “paranormally compelling” is difficult at best.

3. “Was the orb caught on different cameras at the same time? – If it can be substantiated that the subject orb had been captured on different cameras simultaneously, that could be demonstrative of intelligent intent, especially since it is nearly impossible to have a dust or pollen contaminant pollute different cameras in a similar manner and have the same relative position in the photos (which is precisely why the EXIF information from all photographs being considered must be intact before they can be accepted as “paranormally significant” – but more on that later in this article.)

Does this make the photographic evidence that is “paranormally significant?” No, nor does it make it “paranormally compelling.” But it would be considered a “False Positive,” because it is NOT irrefutable, yet can still invite serious debate. No proof exists that it is not contamination, nor can it be substantiated as a paranormal event such as a full apparition. In the absence of additional information, remember “Occam’s Razor” prevails, “The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one (paraphrased).” In other words, multiple theories will compete that are equal in some respects, thus this principle recommends selecting the best theory, introducing the least amount of assumptions, that postulates the fewest entities.

Orbs simply cannot be proven to be spirit-related and in that sense are paranormally meaningless. In other words, we do not typically accept orbs as concrete proof of paranormal activity. We scrutinize orbs as if they are all false-positives in a very strict fashion. This does not mean that it is impossible for a spirit to manifest itself as an orb! For this reason we usually ONLY classify them as “paranormally compelling” or “paranormally significant,” and ONLY if they meet the following standards, and then only as the circumstances warrant it on a case-by-case basis:

  1. Seen unaided with the naked eye by at least two credible witnesses in addition to any photos.
  2. At least one Class 1, 2, or 3 EVP (on the KM Scale) is recorded at the same time the orb is witnessed.
  3. Measurable and substantial temperature changes not attributable to any natural source.
  4. Measurable and substantial EMF readings not attributable to any natural source.

Other potentially significant (but not necessarily provable) criteria:

  1. If the orb shows a flight path on a still photograph resulting in a vortex like image, it could be considered corroborating evidence providing camera-shake is not evident anywhere else in the photograph.
  2. If the orb is on video, it must have a decidedly intelligent flight pattern, e.g., it must move or hover for a substantial period (such as several seconds), and then move again in an intelligent way with intent. The value of it being definite, would be if the orb passed behind objects and in front of objects in the room…or perhaps pausing to examine a person in the room.

Understanding the Facts

Fact 1 – A camera is more likely (unless a DSLR) to capture dust contaminants than a ghost; however, it cannot eliminate the paranormal entirely. Anything beyond the depth of field of a camera’s lens increases the probability that an orb is a contaminate like dust or pollen.

Fact 2 – The second camera is more susceptible (especially compact cameras) to capture dust contaminants. So even though they may be captured in several photographs taken in the same proximity of the previous photograph(s); which is often mistaken as some movement of the orb in a series of photos: logic dictates us here that Occam’s razor prevails.

Fact 3 – The third photograph is riddled with a lot of dust orbs, the prominence of a photograph with a vortex could be interesting to examine further. The fact remains that cameras (especially compacts) are susceptible to capturing contaminants. Vortices with orbs are most often caused by “camera jitter” when photographs are taken in the dark using an automatic flash setting (a well known problem with many digital cameras, where the shutter does not closed completely before the camera operator moves the camera immediately after the flash – count to to three after the flash before moving the camera to avoid this issue). 

Fact 4 – The area is susceptible to wind and dust, increasing the likelihood of dust or pollen in all three cameras.

Closer analysis of the facts can easily eliminate and remove the probability that a photograph is “paranormally significant.” Additionally, it is likely that a breeze or wind could have caused the movement of dust or pollen can create the appearance of orbs in photographs, reducing the probability of the photo(s) being “paranormally compelling.” Even if a vortex is present, as it is usually the result of camera shaking. Be logical and objective in your analysis, because the evidence you present in photographs can always be refuted; and always consider Occam’s Razor when making a conclusion…Often the only conclusion left will be to classify the photograph(s) as “false positive(s)” (since they were first thought to be relevant at first glance).

Stake Your Reputation on Your Conclusion

Remember, your reputation as a serious paranormal investigator or researcher is at stake. Any time you breeze through the evidence without doing the proper research, especially when it’s an issue you’re not familiar with, you open yourself up for critique and criticism. As a professional paranormal investigator, maintain an open mind when analyzing the evidence, all of it! Insist that all photographs from your team that are submitted to you for analysis are indeed original data files, unedited and with the EXIF information from the camera readable and complete. It is your digital “negative” of the authenticity that the photograph you’re reviewing is genuine and has not been subjected to tampering.

Never assume, always confirm. This simply means, if you don’t know – find out! And even when you do know, concur with your colleagues by soliciting them for their professional opinion. But the number one rule we use with our team is “When in doubt, throw it out!” This gives our motto much more credibility, because no matter how you look at it, “The truth is always the truth, and the truth is in the evidence.”

 

 

The Sangre de Cristo Lights

Beginning on January 20th, I started photographing the lights we see over the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) mountain range east of our house.

Doing some research on several Internet mapping pages, this object is approximately 15 miles from us as the crow flies. We have also overlaid images taken of this light on top of a daytime image of the exact same location which shows the size of the main light to be quite large in relationship to the mountain and surrounding terrain. My best guess at this time is that the main light we see is easily 50-100 yards in length. This is purely speculation at this point based on the overlays mentioned above and will require more research.

Equipment used:

Canon EOS Rebel XTI DSLR with a 300mm lens, tripod and shutter release cable.

The settings on the camera were as follows:

F/4.5, ISO 400, manual focus with a 30 second exposure.

The blur in these photographs seems to have been caused by the object moving away from the stationary camera, during the exposures. The third photo below is the most compelling to me as there is definitely something unusual going on near the bottom right of the light.

All of the images in this article are direct off the memory card with no modifications unless otherwise noted. Click on each image in this article to enlarge.

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After posting the initial article I went back outside and noticed two lights. As I was setting up the camera a third light appeared. The two on the left appeared to be interacting in some way and were moving towards each other then apart (you can see this motion in the 2nd photo below).

The main light on the far right is the only one that remained the entire time. It was somewhat motionless for the most part but you will notice in the first photo below that it moves left and right. The lights went from 2, to 3, back to 2 then down to one (when I first went back outside). In the series below the pattern is 3, 3, 2, 1.

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During the time I was taking the last photos, there was also a white light that was observed above, to the right and far off in the night sky. This light was well off the horizon and would behave like a camera flash but with no pattern. It never moved and always appeared in the same location. As we view these lights we often see these flashes.

I marked my location in the dark with two sticks pointing to the exact spot all these lights were observed. We had a period of about a week of rough weather where the mountains were completely obscured by cloud cover. As soon as we had a clear day I took to following photo and marked the approximate location where the main light is observed from what we can tell so far. At random times while the mountains were covered in heavy clouds, you could still see a deep orange glow coming from inside the cloud cover.

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UPDATE:

On January 27th I took a series of photos that I found quite compelling. As you will see shortly, a 2nd large bright object appeared south of the main light and smaller lights then began traveling between the two. As many as 5 lights were recorded at once.

Sangre de Cristo lightsInitially (as seen here) 2 smaller objects were seen to the far left of the main light. As you will see, these lights eventually multiplied and joined the main light before then interacting with the 2nd large light that appeared.

What I find interesting is what is going on during this time with what we refer to as the main light (because for the most part this is the largest light that stays relatively in the same location). The main light seems to be the hub of all the activity we observe.

Below is a close-up of the main light from the image above. There appears to be something moving around this object in a looping pattern.

It looks like there is a central point just above the main light in what resembles a starfish pattern where whatever is causing the streaks began (or ended).

Next to this image is the same image with the contrast and brightness adjusted showing a very bizarre light pattern and what almost looks like a nucleus.

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It was at this point where the smaller lights joined the original 2 smaller lights and they all began to surround the main light. These lights are approximately 15 miles from us so the photo above showing the 2 small lights to the left of the main light could easily be 1/4 to 1/2 mile or more from the main light.

Sangre de Cristo lightsThis image shows all the lights now near the main light.

Keep in mind that just moments prior to this photo having been taken two of these lights were well north of the main light; possibly half a mile or more.

You don’t actually see the lights move from far away to nearby, they are just suddenly not where they were and when you take the next photo they are near the main light and no longer far off to the left.

You can visually see that there are no longer lights north of the main light but to the naked eye they just appear to blink out. It’s after you look at the next photo in the series that you notice they are now surrounding the main light.

It was at this time that the 2nd large light appeared well to the south of the main light. I would estimate at least 1/2 a mile. In the series of photos below you will see the 2nd light and then an interaction between this new light and the smaller lights that are near the main light.

What you will see first are 3 lights near the main light. In the next photo the small light on the far left is suddenly right next to the main light and the other 2 small lights have moved slightly to the right. In the last photo you will see that this light is now next to the 2nd large light on the far right. These are 30 second exposures so if the lights moved you should see a streak. Instead it’s in one location and then just appears at least a 1/2 mile away. In each photo below where the lights are in a different location you should see streaks as the lights move from one spot to another but you don’t. It appears almost as if they jump from one location to another.

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Then something truly bizarre happened. From my vantage point all I could tell was that both of the main lights seemed to suddenly get very bright and flicker. I could tell something was going on and the following photo seems to verify this. What exactly is going on in this photo I have no idea. I just know that whatever it is it doesn’t seem to be natural in any way.

Sangre de Cristo lightsThese photos are taken with a tripod and shutter release cable to eliminate any chances of camera movement. What is taking place in this photo is movement on the part of the lights.

This photo was taken immediately after the above photo where 2 of the smaller lights were near the main light and 1 was near the 2nd light. Both main lights got very bright and in this photo all 3 smaller lights are now back near the main light.

There is also a loop seen above the 2nd light on the far right. Since this is an open exposure and the loop is very faint, then whatever caused it happened very quickly. If it moved at a normal speed, this loop would be very pronounced and bright. Instead, it looks very much like the swirls around the close-up of the main light shown earlier.

Sangre de Cristo lightsI took this photo around 3:15 AM on the morning of January 26th. I am including it here because it shows how the main light does not always look exactly the same, as you would expect from a normal stationary light source.

These lights are on a steep mountain side in rough terrain and they are moving, at times very rapidly. The smaller lights at times appear to be above the mountain while the main light seems to be on or near the surface most of the time. They power up and power down. Many times the main light comes on and off throughout the night. Some nights they never appear at all.

Recently we recorded images from a different vantage point and after putting on quite a show, the main light slowly faded until it was no longer visible to the naked eye but a 30 second exposure could still pick out a very small amount of light as if it was picking up a heat signature from something that was very hot and slowly cooling down. It never came back on that night. We have included a slide-show of this later in the article.

I call this one now you see it, now you don’t. This is back to back exposures showing the main light vanishing. Normally the main light stays on and the smaller lights will come and go. This is the first time I have photographed the main light going out while the smaller ones remained.

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We found a remote spot very close to this area (5 miles or less) and set up our equipment but the lights never showed (although a nearly silent helicopter did and flew directly over us). We will continue to try this location which should give us by far the best images to date. We should also be close enough to tell if there are any sounds associated with these lights.

UPDATE:

Jari recently spoke to a Native American and showed him the above images. He stated that his people are well aware of these lights and have been observing them for hundreds of years. Initially I was 70/30 or better in regards to these lights being tied to the government. If what this gentleman says is true, that clearly eliminates a man-made cause for these lights. This also gives us hope that these lights will not suddenly stop appearing in the night sky.

Sangre de Cristo lightsAnother reason I lean away from this being tied to the government is the terrain. Checking satellite images and maps we discovered that there are no roads any closer than 5 miles from this location. Due to the steep, unsteady terrain strewn with large boulders, snow, ice and trees, the only 3 possible methods I can come up with to reach this location are on foot, helicopter or horseback. In all the time we have been observing these lights we have only seen the one helicopter and it was approximately 5 miles west of the site. On foot the hike to this summit would be dangerous at best and an almost vertical ascent.

Although initially I would have wagered this phenomena was tied to Los Alamos or a similar government installation. I am now definitely leaning away from this for several reasons. One being that if you know where to look these lights are in plain sight and east of highly traveled Highway 285. Second is the terrain. If you look at satellite images this location is perfect as it would be extremely difficult to get close to it based on the terrain and isolation alone. You are miles from civilization on a very steep and unstable mountain face. Lastly, much of the surrounding area is tribal land where no photographs are allowed. Knowing exactly where you are as you attempt to get closer to the location is extremely important as that’s a whole can of worms we don’t want to open.

At the present time we are limited to taking photos from a distance of 5-15 miles. Once the weathers warms up we will attempt to hike to this location.

Sangre de Cristo lightsThis is an animated image composed of 3 photos taken back to back. Click on it to view the movement in regards to the main light on the left.

If this was blur caused by movement of the tripod, the lights on the right would also show this movement. To me this is a clear indication that the main light on the left is in some sort of motion. The lights on the right move ever so slightly within the frames due to me cropping the 3 photos down by hand as best I could. However, they do not show motion blur or any indication of actual movement at all.

Two other possibilities have been suggested to us. One of them is light refraction. There are a couple of problems with this as I see it. For starters there is no light to refract in this location. It is miles from anything and the nearest city is Santa Fe which is blocked from this location by a large part of the mountain. Santa Fe is basically behind a wall in regards to this location. Another is that the Native American gentleman we spoke to mentioned these lights have been observed for hundreds of years. This also would eliminate light refraction. As you can see from the 30 second exposures, no light other than those of the objects is getting into the exposure. This is pitch black high desert. The photos would show a glow or a halo of light if any were getting to this area.

Another scenario mentioned was ball lightning or lights caused by seismic activity. I checked the faults and folds maps for New Mexico and this area is not on either. New Mexico is not currently a geologically active area, especially in the north. Most of the faults are further south around Albuquerque. One thing to note is that Los Alamos National Laboratories is located in this region. As the home for the Manhattan Project it makes sense that the government would build such a lab in a relatively inactive zone to avoid tremors or quakes while working on the atomic bomb. Also if there was something geologically anomalous taking place in this location my guess is that scientists from the University of New Mexico or elsewhere would be actively studying it.

UPDATE:

We noticed a pair of the Sangre de Christo Lights flaring up side-by-side in an area referred to as “Nambé Chutes,” (a desolate and dangerous area for rock slides and avalanches). The 2nd large light goes out soon into the slideshow. The main light will power up and eventually get extremely bright before going out. You will notice that after it goes out there appears to be a cool-down period as if heat is dissipating from the object until it is almost completely undetectable. To the naked eye this cooling down and dimming of the main light was not visible. It appeared that the light had simply gone out. The photos in the slideshow show otherwise.

There are 24 images sequenced at 3 seconds apart of what we witnessed on the mountain over several minutes. You will notice the background star-field appear to move upward as it advances from image to image. The reason each star appears to streak is due to the rotation of the Earth over the 30 second exposure which makes the stars appear to move as the Earth rotates on its axis. Click the box below to see the slide-show.

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UPDATE:

On February 10th the sky finally cleared up enough to set up the camera again. As luck would have it there was a 3/4 moon directly overhead so the mountains themselves showed up in the photos giving some really valuable perspective.

After standing outside for about 20 minutes the light appeared. What I captured on film is very interesting. The first shot is a perspective shot before the light was visible. What then follows is 6 consecutive 30 second exposures showing movement along the side of the mountain followed by a significant jump on the last 3 frames.

The following is an animated series of these 7 photographs. Click the image below to see the slide-show in the order it was taken.

2-10-2014 AnimatedYou can tell from the cloud and star movement that the shots were taken with the same amount of time between each exposure. The main light starts up much higher than we are used to seeing it then near the end appears to jump a great distance down the mountain.

Keep in mind that these mountains are approximately 15 miles away so the distance covered between the 4th and 5th frame is quite far.

From my perspective the light seemed to be in the same location and I didn’t realize it was moving down the mountain until I examined the photographs on the computer.

Below are the larger size images of the 7 photos used above. The very last photo is where I repositioned the camera to get a better look at the light in the last position I saw it in before it went out. Also note in the images below that when the light jumps to this distant location it then appears to move back upwards which is a very strange behavior for something that apparently just descended a steep mountain at a high rate of speed.

2/10/2014 - 1 2/10/2014 - 2 2/10/2014 - 3 2/10/2014 - 4
2/10/2014 - 5 2/10/2014 - 6 2/10/2014 - 7 2/10/2014 - 8

Daytime comparisonThis is a daytime shot indicating this jump between the 4th and 5th photos in the series. If this is the same object, then the space between these two images is vast (I estimate over a mile). Zoom in on the first circle and compare a human to the size of one of the trees then look at the second circle to get an idea of the distance involved.

UPDATE:

On February 12th the light was again visible and as usual did something unexpected that I had not seen before.

The light started out going in a southerly direction but then changed course and not only went north but went further north than I had ever seen it travel before. In the animation below you will see it start out heading S/SW, change directions, disappear then finally reappear far to the north. I had to rotate the tripod at one point to keep the light in frame. Click the image below to see the animation.

2-12-2014Notice that just before the frame where it disappears briefly that it starts moving back towards the south then vanishes and reappears far to the north.

Since the moon has been so bright that the mountains show in the exposures, you can really get a feel for how much ground is being covered.

Another thing that the moonlight shows is the relative size of the light in relationship to the trees on the mountain. In the following two photos I zoomed in on the light to give an idea of just how large the light appears compared to the trees. The images become very grainy but if you focus on a tree you can get an idea of just how large and bright this light appears to be.

You will also notice what looks like some sort of disturbance around the light as if low clouds or snow are being swirled around the light. I find these images interesting due of this vortex effect.

Trees 01 Trees 02

UPDATE: (Kurt)

2-13-2014These are the images I took on February 13th and compiled into an animation.

The light seems very wide in these photos. The interesting thing is that this light travels uphill then changes direction and goes back in the direction it came from only much higher up on the mountain.

The width of that valley of snow is 50-100 yards across by my best estimation. The light covers this entire width which seems to indicate it is very large. This area is not a ski resort and there would be no reason to groom the snow in this region. Also the fact that it travels uphill relatively quickly and seems to jump great distances is odd.

In no daytime photos that we have taken and zoomed in on are there any indications of ski-lifts or any other man-made structure other than the towers at the very top of the peak. These towers at the top are very large and have no lights on them which again we find strange. One would assume that the FAA would require towers at that height to have some sort of lights flashing on them. At no time have any of these towers ever lit up or blinked.

In no photographs can you make out distinct or individual headlights of a vehicle. The light also comes on and off all night long appearing in entirely different locations. If this was a vehicle doing something with the snow the lights should remain constant in the black of night as it would make no sense to turn your lights off and drive in a dangerous area in complete darkness. Also last night when these photos were taken, the lights were observed as late as a little after 4 AM.

During the daytime when one would assume some sort of work or maintenance would be taking place, there is never any indication of vehicles or any other activity taking place. Whatever is taking place up there only happens once the sun goes down and continues on and off all night long. The light(s) will also remain motionless in one spot for a long time then suddenly start moving up and down the mountain very quickly.

As mentioned previously, there are no roads to this location. Any machinery would have to arrive there by means of something other than a road.

Snow lightUPDATE:

This is an animation of 2 photos taken on February 14th. I found these two photos interesting because of the light that is cast on the snow of the mountain. The object itself doesn’t seem to change much in the photos but keep an eye on how much of the snow is illuminated.

The light goes from illuminating the top portion of the mountain to lighting it up all the way down as far as you can see. Something about the distance the light shifts seems a little odd since the object itself appears not to move much at all.

I barely noticed this since I was going thru a lot of photos taken that night but this shift in the amount of light cast on the mountain eventually jumped out at me as peculiar.

satellite01Based on what I can tell at this time, this is a satellite image of the area in question. This area was selected based on the angle, distance and view of this part of the mountain from the Santa Fe Opera House, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Although this may be a little off from the exact location, the terrain and elevation is consistent with the area where the lights are observed.

UPDATE: (Jari)

Just after dark on February 15th the lights began to glow quite brightly in three locations on the mountain. I went about 2 miles closer to a wide-open area of the desert hoping for some better shots. 

The first 70 shots were taken with a setting that only allowed the lights with silhouette of the mountain and the fire break trails. The last 30 were taken with some advanced settings that allowed for much more light to saturate the camera’s sensors to show more detail as to what was happening.

Just before the transition, you will notice a double flare as two of the lights on the top of the mountain began to race toward each other. Just before what looked like it could a collision, a huge double flare shot from each, one red, the other blue with what looks like a plasma, gas or steam. Then later in the sequence you will see the second flare from the light near the top of the mountain. Keep in mind that the barely visible towers are about 100 feet high and the flares seem to almost reached the tops of these towers.

Close-up of both frames that show the flare ups.

UPDATE:

The following images were taken on February 16th and again show strange anomalies associated with these lights. In the second to last image the light seems to almost flatten itself to the ground before once again moving to the right and flaring up for the last photo.

Also note in the last 2 images the large unlit towers at the top of the peak and compare the height of these flares to the towers in the very last photo.

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UFO Sighting – 12.24.2013

Sky AnomalyExactly one week after my last sighting I was fortunate enough to witness another one in the New Mexico sky. This time I had a witness as Jari was also present.

Just prior to this sighting, there were numerous unexplained events that took place inside the house. As we stepped outside to discuss what had just taken place, we looked up at the sky and saw what we assumed were the only two visible stars in the sky at the time.

Venus was also still visible on the horizon to the west as we faced south. As we stared at these two stars, the one on the top suddenly did what would best be described as some type of power-up. It suddenly got extremely bright then disappeared in about one second.

As with the previous sighting we didn’t have any recording equipment on us but in this case I don’t think it would have made a difference since it was too dark to have been able to record two lights so far off in the distance. Also it all happened very quickly and unexpectedly. During the previous sighting I was driving and due to the time the event took to transpire it really wouldn’t have mattered as there wasn’t enough time to pull over and turn on any equipment.

I again took what was experienced and using Photoshop and PowerDirector 10 created the animation below. This is very close to what it looked like from our perspective.