Would you believe?

Imagine that I handed you the following two hand-written pages found on the top shelf of a musty cupboard in an old abandoned farmhouse. 

The Alien Encounter According to Sarah

Right after dawn on the day following the 4th of July celebration, Nancy Smith and her friend Emily went for a swim at the lake. There was a deafening roar, and they saw a dazzling, bright metallic disc come down out of the clouds and land in a clearing next to the lake. Shortly after, an alien emerged from the glowing disc and stood next to it. His skin was like emerald, and he was dressed in a gunmetal gray spacesuit. The early morning beach patrol saw him and were so afraid that they ran off into the woods.

The alien said to the women, “Do not be afraid. I know my appearance must be extremely frightening to you, but we come in peace and mean you no harm. Come aboard our ship and have a look around. Then go and tell your friends, ‘An alien ship has landed and asked us to invite you to go meet them at Devils Tower in Wyoming.’”

So the women hurried away from the lake to go tell their friends, still very afraid, yet filled with massive excitement. Suddenly, another alien appeared beside them along the road. “Greetings,” he said. They trembled in fear as he approached them, so the alien calmly said, “Do not be afraid. Remember, go and tell your friends to meet us at Devils Tower, Wyoming; there they will see me.”

While the women were on their way, the beach patrol went into town and reported what had happened to the local sheriff. When the sheriff reported it to the FBI, they devised a plan to give the beach patrol a large sum of money and told them, “If anyone asks, just tell them, ‘That bright light and deafening roar was just a lightning strike.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will speak with him directly to keep you out of trouble.” So the patrol took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated by the government agencies and mainstream news outlets ever since.

Later on, the women’s friends went to Devils Tower, Wyoming, where the aliens had instructed them to go. When they saw the aliens, they approached them with great excitement, but also extreme caution. So the aliens called out to them and said, “Come with us and we will take you to places in the far away galaxy and show you amazing things you’ve never seen before.”

The Alien Encounter According to Anthony

The day after the Independence Day, Nancy Smith and her sisters decided to go swimming at the lake. They got up very early the next morning, shortly after sunrise, and headed out to the lake. Along the way, they kept asking one another, “How will we get past that locked iron gate at the entrance to the state park?” However,  when they arrived, they noticed that it was already open.

But as soon as they turned the corner, they also saw a young man with a rifle sitting on the right side of the road, and they were alarmed. Sensing their apprehension, he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. I just met a space alien and he told me to stay here and inform whoever comes by to go meet them at the clearing in the woods on the other side of town. ”

So the women turned around and drove away, trembling and bewildered. And because of their fear they decided not to tell anyone, lest they be called crazy or delusional. 

Shortly thereafter, an alien appeared in front of two of them as they walked along an old wagon trail in the backcountry, so they ran home and reported it to their friends, but no one believed them.

Later, as they were eating supper, an alien appeared at their friend’s house and chastised them for failing to believe what the women had told them. It went on to tell them, “Whoever comes along with us will see fantastic things and magical places. You’ll be able to shapeshift and travel at 1000 times the speed of light and see what it’s like to pass through a black hole and enter into another dimension of space and time.”

Immediately after he’d spoken, the alien disappeared into thin air. And they went out and told everyone what they had seen and heard, but everyone thought they were members of some insane UFO cult.

This is all the information you have available. You won’t be able to interview the authors or the people mentioned within the pages because there were no other personal documents or pictures found within the house and the paper they were written on appears to be quite yellowed and brittle, so it’s likely they are now all deceased.

Would these two accounts alone be enough to convince you that the events reported within them actually transpired?

Studies Show Vitamin D Plays a Role in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

Vitamin D and COVID 19: The Evidence for Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2)

MedCram – Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

From the program description notes:

Professor Roger Seheult, MD explains the important role Vitamin D may have in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Dr. Seheult illustrates how Vitamin D works, summarizes the best available data and clinical trials on vitamin D, and discusses vitamin D dosage recommendations.

Stand and Deliver

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison’s new releases bring the rebellious spirit back to music.

“Stand and Deliver” will be available for download and streaming from iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer and all other outlets from Dec. 4, 2020. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which was set up to help musicians struggling with financial difficulties due to the coronavirus lockdowns.

Are we conducting a version of the Milgram Experiment at a global level?

The results are to this author disturbing. They raise the possibility that human nature, or more specifically, the kind of character produced in American democratic society, cannot be counted on to insulate its citizens from brutality and inhumane treatment at the direction of malevolent authority. A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority. If in this study an anonymous experimenter could successfully command adults to subdue a fifty-year-old man, and force on him painful electric shocks against his protests, one can only wonder what government, with its vastly greater authority and prestige, can command of it subjects. 

Stanley Milgram

U.S. COVID-19 Fatalities by Age Group

. . . to the week ending July 4, 2020

Age group All Deaths involving COVID-19 (U07.1)1 Deaths from All Causes Deaths involving Pneumonia, with or without COVID-19, excluding Influenza deaths
Deaths involving COVID-19 and Pneumonia, excluding Influenza
(U07.1 and J12.0–J18.9)2
All Deaths involving Influenza, with or without COVID-19 or Pneumonia
Deaths involving Pneumonia, Influenza, or COVID-19
(U07.1 or J09–J18.9)4
All ages 114,741 1,324,958 125,868 49,623 6,492 196,538
Under 1 year 9 7,174 67 2 14 88
1–4 years 7 1,361 48 2 40 93
5–14 years 14 2,081 68 3 46 125
15–24 years 149 12,958 257 48 51 405
25–34 years 795 27,384 966 356 149 1,541
35–44 years 2,026 38,899 2,160 859 235 3,537
45–54 years 5,650 73,179 5,695 2,509 565 9,300
55–64 years 13,808 170,463 15,724 6,348 1,207 24,180
65–74 years 23,866 260,514 27,063 10,981 1,406 41,127
75–84 years 30,369 322,323 34,418 13,558 1,436 52,470
85 years and over 38,048 408,622 39,402 14,957 1,343 63,672

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#AgeAndSex

(Note – Click on the Blue box labeled: “Table 1. Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pneumonia, and influenza reported to NCHS by sex and age group. United States. Week ending . . .to expand the data table)


And here are the fatality rates presented on a percentage basis:

Age group  Population % of Pop per Age Group Population Total (Cum.) Pop. % (Cum.) % of all deaths involving COVID-19 Cum. % of all deaths involving COVID-19 % of all deaths involving COVID-19 vs. Deaths from All Causes Cum. % of all deaths involving COVID-19 vs. Deaths from All Causes
All ages 327,167,434              
Under 1 year 3,848,208 1.18% 3,848,208 1.18% 0.01% 0.01% 0.13% 0.13%
1–4 years 15,962,067 4.88% 19,810,275 6.06% 0.01% 0.01% 0.51% 0.64%
5–14 years 41,075,169 12.55% 60,885,444 18.61% 0.01% 0.03% 0.67% 1.31%
15–24 years 42,970,800 13.13% 103,856,244 31.74% 0.13% 0.16% 1.15% 2.46%
25–34 years 45,697,774 13.97% 149,554,018 45.71% 0.69% 0.85% 2.90% 5.37%
35–44 years 41,277,888 12.62% 190,831,906 58.33% 1.77% 2.61% 5.21% 10.57%
45–54 years 41,631,699 12.72% 232,463,605 71.05% 4.92% 7.54% 7.72% 18.29%
55–64 years 42,272,636 12.92% 274,736,241 83.97% 12.03% 19.57% 8.10% 26.40%
65–74 years 30,492,316 9.32% 305,228,557 93.29% 20.80% 40.37% 9.16% 35.56%
75–84 years 15,394,374 4.71% 320,622,931 98.00% 26.47% 66.84% 9.42% 44.98%
85 years and over 6,544,503 2.00% 327,167,434 100.00% 33.16% 100.00% 9.31% 54.29%


Happy Solstice!

Here’s a rousing Latvian midsummer dance number to start off the season. Bonus points for the Xena-like war cries.


Midsummer Night

English Lyrics:
Its true, Its true, there lay no lies (sway*, sway)
In the old native language (sway, sway)
During summer solstice night the girls become
Witches and werewolves
Summer solstice, Summer solstice is tonight
Who does summer solstice belong to?
Witches and werewolves
summer solstice belongs to them
The witch ran through the air …
Not in my backyard
My yard is forged with iron
Needles on my roof
Needles on my roof
Caught up in the rafters
Needles stabbed
Rafters cut
The river flowed like buttermilk
In my cows’ pasture
There the hunter broke its neck
and stood nine witches,
Drowning was the woodlands fae**
Without the sun in the evening.


*The midsummer festival in Latvia is referred to as Ligo, but the word also roughly translates to mean a swaying or rocking dance motion (Reddit)

**The Lauma in Latvian folklore is a woodland fae or goddess who appears as a beautiful woman. She’s generally regarded as a temperamental entity who may prey upon men or kidnap children, but are also can summon rain and perform high quality domestic work. They are strongly associated with blessings or curses on children, and with cow’s milk. They are afraid of iron. (Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Brittanica)