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Fearful Forteana From the (Not-So) Fringe

It always happened late in the evening: Pennsylvania motorists driving along the dim roadways of State Route 351 would see a strange, darkened figure ahead in the distance, ambling along the side of the road with a peculiar, fumbling sway to his stride. Drawing nearer, it’s only natural for one’s eyes to gravitate toward the face of a stranger, perhaps with hope that the individual will be revealed as a familiar acquaintance; an old friend, or a neighbor perhaps.

But on such occasions, particularly throughout the ’60s and ’70s, such late-night motorists were often shocked as the man they approached, drawing within a few feet of the poor soul, actually had no face at all. Had he been a ghost, or perhaps some denizen of the goblin realm? In truth, the man in question was likely Raymond Robinson, a craft maker from the town of Koppel who, early in life, had nearly been killed in an electrical accident. The scarring and injury he sustained had been so bad that he lost both eyes, his nose, and an arm. However, this never seemed to prevent Robinson from taking late evening walks by the side of the road, and thus, the legend of Pennsylvania’s “Green Man” was born.

In truth, many stories that border along the strange and unusual have their beginnings in this way, in that they often have an underlying story that is rooted in fact; however, simply because there is “truth” to the occasion does not always mean it’s the ordinary kind.

Another strange and seemingly quasi-human character that has often made its way into collections regarding the supernatural and the unexplained is that of the “Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” This involved a series of strange “attacks” that took place over a decade between 1934 and 1944, between the states of Virginia and Illinois, in which a shadowy character had allegedly been using some variety of noxious gas to harm people in their homes by leaking it through open windows and other small openings. Witnesses often described the character as having worn a dark, tight fitting suit and cap that, in retrospect, gives him a slightly alien appearance. In fact, well-respected Fortean Jerry Clark even commented on popular depictions of the Gasser in 1993, noting that one image in particular had “(depicted) him as a not-quite-human, possibly extraterrestrial, being.” Despite such attributes being given to the character, one of the best theories proposed regarding the Gasser’s identity (and thus sparing readers the good old “mass hysteria” solution attributed by skeptics to every Fortean connundrum) was offered by researcher Scott Maruna, who speculated that a mentally disturbed college student named Farley Llewellyn had been a likely candidate. Furthermore, Maruna also guesses that Llewellyn may not have acted alone, and could have been assisted by his two sisters, Florence and Kathryn (lending credence to a few reports, where the Gasser was described as looking very feminine.

Similar urban legends seem to have been heaped around that character known as “Spring Heeled Jack,” a leaping fiend who allegedly began terrorizing London residents in 1837. While there is little doubt that someone had indeed been frightening people by the cover of night in London at the time, the character’s frightful appearance, often described as being devilish or demonic, no doubt led to exaggerations about the being’s actual ability to scale walls that were several meters high in a single bound. And yet, there are many reports from the period that seem to describe such behavior as though they had been witnessed on occasion by officials and others in society who would have been considered reliable witnesses. With nearly two centuries having passed since the leaping devil of London first appeared, it would be difficult indeed to test the veracity of such claims in the modern day.

But the underlying factor here seems to be, in many cases at least, that when the appearance of a strange being or circumstance is presented, the mind of the various witnesses often seems to reflect or superimpose some of the oddity in retrospect. Take for instance one final case, which involves a fiend known as “The Grinning Man.” The incident, originally reported to John Keel, took place in1966 near Elizabeth, New Jersey. Two witnesses, Martin Munov and Jimmy Yanchitis, claimed that they witnessed a tall figure, clad in a green jumpsuit, who grinned at them rather ominously:

“He was strangest guy we’ve ever seen… He was standing behind that fence. I don’t know how he got there. He was the biggest man I ever saw. Jimmy nudged me and said, ‘Who’s that guy standing behind you?’ I looked around and there he was… behind that fence.  Just standing there. He pivoted around and looked right at us… then he grinned a big old grin.”

Aside from the large physical stature, however, there was little else about this character that seemed to convey evidence of an extraterrestrial being, some fiendish monster from the cavernous hollow earth, or any other variety of paranormal entity. Then again, the fact that a strange, grinning man of tremendous proportions had been lingering near a fence and watching two young men is a bit odd, if not unsettling all unto itself. Bottom line, there does seem to be an underlying tendency to take unexplained circumstances that are otherwise fairly “average” in nature, and when a lack of information to complete the story is apparent, speculation takes the story fragments and skyrockets them into the stratosphere! And all the while, there may not have been aliens, monsters, or unexplainable entities of any variety to begin with!

Granted, there are still a handful of circumstances that are so strange that they can’t be cast to the wayside quite so easily… who knows, maybe there are a few otherworldly bogey men out there, after all.



NASA has photographed a UFO in Antarctica

This new discovery is undoubtedly of great global impact for those who believe in the existence of UFOs and Extraterrestrials on our planet. The image of NASA depicting a UFO on the Antarctic continent was published on Google Earth. Antarctica has constantly aroused many mysteries, from the entrance to the Hollow Earth to the discovery of alien bases and the discovery of pyramid structures.

Even so, today all its secrets are hidden, although it begins to reveal some clues that amaze geologists, archaeologists, scientists, popularizers and even great personalities of the world. Whatever the mysteries of Antarctica, they will have to be discovered little by little. Who is not fascinated by the secrets of the most arid, windy and cold continent in the world? What is the truth about this unexplored and frozen continent? In the images provided by Google Earth we can see a silver circular object that has nothing to do with the rest of the surface.

It is clearly an artificial object and very similar to the classic flying saucer. This discovery was made by Argentine researcher Marcelo Irazusta and published by Sandra Andrade on her YouTube channel. This new discovery is undoubtedly of great global impact for those who maintain the existence of UFOs on our planet. The image is from NASA published on Google Earth. With this new discovery no doubt, it is of great global impact for those of us who believe in UFOs and extraterrestrials on our planet. We know that they discovered internal structures similar to the ruins of a technologically advanced ancient civilization, and it was also leaked that some frozen bodies of non-human beings appeared.

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The Mystery of the Taman Shud Case

The mystery of the Taman Shud case has puzzled law enforcement and intelligence agencies all over the world for more than half a century now.

Also referred to as “The Mystery of the Somerton Man”, this unsolved case refers to an incident that took place on December 1, 1948 where and unidentified male body was found dead at 6:30 a.m. on the shore of Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia.

Police found his body after a handful of various witnesses reported what they suspected was a man who was either drunk or asleep, reclining on the sand with his head resting against the seawall.

He was clothed in fine European attire, but all of the labels had been deliberately torn off from his clothing, indicating a possible attempt to conceal his identity. His dental records did not match any known individual in Australia.

Police searched his pockets in an attempt to find some type of identification, but to no avail; their search only produced a redeemed bus ticket, an unused second-class railway ticket, a half-empty pack of Juicy Fruit gum, some cigarettes, and a partially empty box of matches.

After several unsuccessful attempts to confirm the man’s identity and potential cause of death, police turned to an autopsy.

According to Sir John Burton Cleland, a noted University of Adelaide pathologist, the man’s body had all of the signs of a death by poisoning, including severe congestion in the liver, kidneys and brain.

The man’s spleen was enlarged about three times the normal size, and a significant amount of blood was located in his stomach as well.

Interestingly enough, several toxicology experts attempted to determine what type of poison was used, but it was completely undetectable in his body.

Authorities ruled the death a suicide by an unknown poisonous substance, but after a careful re-examination of the body by Sir Cleland, a small rolled-up piece of paper was discovered deep within a small fob pocket inside of the deceased man’s trouser pocket.

The paper contained the words “Taman Shud” (meaning “ending”, “finished” or “the end” in Persian) printed on it, and the reverse side was blank.

Public library officials were able to determine that the phrase came from the text of a collection of poems known as The Rubaiyat by Persian philosopher Omar Khayyam.

Police conducted a widespread campaign to find the book that the text was torn from, circulating images of the piece of paper in the press all over Australia.

A man whose identity has been kept anonymous by the police came forward and revealed that he had discovered a very rare copy of The Rubaiyat in the backseat of his parked, unlocked car on Jetty Road in Genelg about two weeks prior to the discovery of the body.

The man said that he had no idea that the book had any connection to the case until he read about it in the newspaper.

The book was missing the phrase “Taman Shud” on the very last page, and microscopic tests confirmed that the small piece of paper found in the Somerton man’s trouser pocket was indeed torn from the final page of the book.

Five lines of all-capital letters were scrawled in pencil in the very back of the book, delineating what authorities have ruled as some type of code.

Investigators first conjectured that the lines represented a foreign language, but that was later ruled out in favor of some type of cipher or cryptographic message. The five lines are as follows:


MLIAOI (this second line was struck through in the original message, indicating a possible mistake due to its similarity to line 4)




A phone number was also written in the back of the book, which police later discovered belonged to a woman who resided on Moseley Street in Glenelg, only about a quarter of a mile from the location where the body was discovered. (Side note: Glenelg was also the destination listed on the bus ticket found in the Somerton man’s pocket.)

After being questioned by police, she stated that she did own a copy of The Rubaiyat during the time when she worked as a nurse at the Royal North Shore Hospital (in Sidney) during the second World War, but that she had given her copy to an Australian Army lieutenant named Alfred Boxall in 1945.

Police were now certain that the dead man could be identified as Alfred Boxall, until the real Alfred Boxall surfaced later with a different copy of The Rubaiyat (a 1942 edition), with the last page containing the phase “Taman Shud” intact!

The woman and did not claim to have any connection to the dead man discovered at Somerton beach. She asked to remain anonymous since she was newly married with a toddler, and did not want to be associated with a murder mystery or Boxall.

Amazingly, the police agreed to grant her anonymity, although she was considered to be the best lead in the case.

To this day, the identity of the Somerton man has not yet been confirmed, and the meaning of the cipher (if any) has not been determined.

Many have speculated that the mysterious man may have been some type of spy since his death occurred during a particularly intense period of the Cold War.

Several intelligence specialists, cryptanalysts, mathematicians and astrologers have attempted to decipher the code, but no one has been successful as of yet.

Perhaps the enigma of the Taman Shud case will never be solved, but it still carries an air of mystery and intrigue that fascinates people all over the world.

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The Mercury Monolith is proof that an Extraterrestrial Civilization inhabited the Solar System

It seems that Mars is not the only planet in our solar system that hosts mysterious monoliths. According to the images recorded by space probes, relative to the surface of Mercury, the “fire” planet is added to the list of planets and moons of our solar system, which show fascinating anomalies, which according to many, show that there is alien life, or at least it existed up to a certain point, in our solar system.

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Many researchers call the monolith of Mercury the ‘door to another world’, while others believe that it is one of the many evidence that points to the fact that millions of years ago and perhaps even before life on Earth,  an advanced alien civilization was created, that inhabited our solar system, leaving behind traces of their existence that we are beginning to find today. The massive “artificial structure” was recently analyzed by the researcher and YouTuber “SecureTeam10“,  who discusses and analyzes the” black rectangular structure “that is present in the images taken by NASA. A similar monolith can also be found on Mars and on one of its Phobos moons.

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Curiously, astronaut Buzz Aldrin also said: “We must see better the moon of Mars (Phobos). On its surface there is a monolith, a very particular structure on this small potato-shaped object that revolves around Mars once every seven hours. So who put that thing on Phobos? Who put it? Well the universe put that object there, or if you choose … God put it there. ”

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The mysterious structure seen on the surface of Mercury was first sighted in 2012, when researcher Scott Waring had analyzed it on his blog. However, the video uploaded to YouTube by Tyler Glockner, analyzes the mysterious structure in the shape of a monolith on the surface of Mercury: “I took an excellent image that became clear to me … that this is not an entrance open to everyone. In reality, it is something much more magnificent. It is a shadow … but where does the shadow come from? Dear friends, the rectangular object is a monolith structure with an imposing appearance above the surface. “

Many are convinced that the image presented by NASA actually describes a permanent structure on the surface of Mercury. Glockner believes that due to the inclination of the shadow from the Sun, you determine the black rectangle which is then actually a shadow of a permanent structure on the surface.

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Monolith on Mars

According to data collected by the Messenger probe, Mercury is a planet subjected to high temperatures, but it also has water and organic material present on its surface. It is interesting to note that the amount of water on the planet is sufficient to cover Washington DC on ice. According to the scientists, it is believed that Mercury possesses its own dose of organic material, which when compared is similar to that which was present on our planet at the time of the creation of life, millions of years ago. Incredibly, this material, according to scientists, has been the building blocks of life.

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