Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy’

The Manila Film Centre is a national building located in Pasay City, in the Philippines. From 18th to the 29th of January 1982 the building was the main theatre for the 1st Manila International Festival. A great deal of consultation went into the building and over 4,000 workers working in shifts across 24 hours. Unisco’s input was considered invaluable in parts of the design.

In 1981 about 3am on the 17th November an awful accident occurred. The buildings scaffolding collapsed and at least 168 workers fell and were buried in the quick drying cement. Marcos administration immediately imposed security there and they would not allow rescuers or ambulances to the site. This was because they would not allow them on the site until an official statement had been prepared. They were finally allowed there nine hours later.

In 2005 GMA Network’s i-witness produced a documentary that stated all 168 workers were traced, a dozen died and the bodies were recovered for a proper burial. However there are stories that this was a cover up and that workers were willingly buried alive in the concrete.

The building had been leased on various occasions and is currently in use. In 2013, it had a three-hour fire that had costly damages but fortunately no casualties.

The events of 1981 have led to an urban legend that before rescuers made it in the workers there were entombed alive. The bodies were left in hardened concrete slabs and “spirit questors” confirmed that the spirits are crying out for their recovery and a proper burial.

I could find no particular experiences listed that could give me more about the paranormal side but probably because this is an urban legend that has sprang up around a tragedy.

Here is a little video about the history of the place.

Thought by UFOlogists to be part of a series of at least 716 Circular Stone discs, dating back around 12,000 years. On these stones tiny hieroglyphics may be found, there is, however no evidence of their existence.

Supposedly they were given to Tsum Um Nui for study in 1958, by 1962 he claimed to have deciphered them about a story of spacecraft which had landed and contained the Dropa people. Unable to leave Earth they then had to adapt to it, he then claimed that the local Ham tribesmen then hunted the Dropa people down.

In 1962 it is said he published his findings and then apparently went in to self-exile. It’s said that he died not long after he completed his manuscript.

Tsum Um Nui is not, according to the claims, a real Chinese name and there is no mention of him within China outside of the Dropa Stones. It is said that the stones were housed in several of the Chinese Museums but again there seems to be no records of this happening.

In the northern hills of Chile lays an old abandoned mining town which brings with it a true Ghost Town story. The cemetery opposite is where the towns original inhabitants were buried, they are said to rise from the graves and walk through their towns as they once did.

Le Noira was a large mining town in the 19th Century, when economics forced the town closed it was left deserted, but it seems that the tale only begins there!

The management were said to have treat the workers so badly when it closed they they killed those they could not trust to talk, any they thought that might be a potential tell-tale were murdered by the management. They killed the unfortunates and then buried them in the cemetery opposite where many were already the victims of terrible accidents.

This particularly gruesome tale may have weight to it as there have been sentimental items such as photographs found left around the home.

Nearby locals have been known to physically stop unwanted tourists. The shallow graves are scattered, the sand that was used to cover them has blown away over the years. Partially dressed skeletons in various conditions now lay in their semi-buried graves or in some cases not in them at all.

The poor people of La Noira have not been truly allowed to rest in peace.

 

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The mystery of the Somerton Man, an unidentified man was found dead on 1st December, 1948 at 6.60 am on Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. In the man’s pockets was a scrap of paper with two words from The Rubaiyat, Taman Shud which in Persian means ‘ended’ or ‘unfinished’.

His death came at the time of heightened Cold War tension. He was carrying what might have been a secret code on the paper. There was no use of an identifiable poison, no identity to be garnered and then somewhere along the lines came the speculation of unrequited love.

Police were called to the man’s body that was lying on the sand, heads to the wall and his legs crossed pointing out to the sea. An unlit cigarette was behind his ear, and a half-smoked one that was on the right collar. The was a used bus ticket, unused train ticket and other small objects.

Witnesses had previously seen him, some saw him moving and the body had been left in place as some thought he was a drunken man that had passed out on the beach. He was taken back by the pathologist who assessed him, dressed in quality clothing but with no ID it was possibly a suicide. His teeth also did not match any dental records of someone from Australia.

The body of the mystery man was embalmed on 10th December 1948, The Advertiser newspaper at the time reported he might be a man named E C Johnson. E C Johnson however thwarted the plan by walking into a police station, quite obviously alive. Further suggestions have yet to have this mystery resolved. The body was buried at the West Terrace Cemetery, and the service conducted by The Salvation Army, some years after flowers began to appear at the grave.

Tamam Shud, the phrase, was written on a piece of paper torn from the back of the Rubaiyat. A search was conducted and the book was originally located, a man that wished to remain anonymous came forwards to say it had turned up in the back of his unlocked car. The missing paper did indeed come from that book.

So was he a spy? A suicide victim or was he murdered? More clues have since been added and speculation and investigation continues. The receptionist from the Strathmore Hotel said that a strange man has stayed in Room 21 around the time of the man’s death. He left 30th November 1948, in the room the cleaner found a black medical case and a hypodermic syringe.

In March 2009 Professor Derek Abbott of the University of Adelaide, and his team, began an attempt to solve the case, trying to crack the code and proposed and exhumation to test for DNA. So far this has been opposed by involved parties. The case continues to this day.

A numbers station is a short-wave radio station and is characterised by some unusual broadcasts. They are registered by those searching to be streaming out voices, numbers, words, tunes, morse codes or letters. They have been recorded in various languages and more commonly have female voices although male and children voices have been recorded in some situations. The Swedish Rhapsody broadcast features a child’s voice. They are not officially recognised by any government body, QSL responses have been received from these stations by short-wave listeners who sent reception reports to them. (A QSL is like a receipt of transmission from what I can understand).

An idea posed is that these stations are/were used to send out coded instructions. Encoded messages could be then used via a one time number pad system, e.g. a notebook with the relevant code break that could be destroyed one the transmission was done. It is safer than any other medium on the planet, even if you hear the code unless you know it you can’t decipher it. Theoretically anyone could pick up the code with access to short-wave radio and finding the frequency but knowing what it is, well that’s another story! Drug smugglers were another reason put forwards. The radio stations can be used but this might not be as effective as thought, after all the farms and outlying posts often associated with large scale drugs operations would not necessarily be able to receive the messages.

Another suggestion I had found leant more towards the paranormal, the idea that these are somehow messages that might have been an old broadcast some how replaying over the waves without anyone physically behind them. Perhaps the dead are using it to try and reach out, however if so why would they be so formulaic and not contain a direct message? Often with some of them you can hear background information too suggesting that even if it is not playing live it may well have been recorded as such.

Typically they seem to transmit on the hour or half hour, an introduction to identify the station will be heard and then the bulk of the message is heard.  This repeats for a set interlude and then the transmission will end, usually with an identifier such as a set of zero’s or perhaps music.  Listening to numerous ones quite often they seem heavy with interference, or background noise, some are overlapping with the regular broadcasts which means you can hear a second station on them.  A Florida radio station, WYFR from Okeechobee is a religious broadcasting station and reported that it was regularly affected by a Cuban/Spanish number station. Others have reported that they have encroached across their transmission too.

One thing I can be assured off, the Conet Project collects them and listening to them is both slightly creepy and mesmerising at the same time. Whatever they are used for (and I like the mystery so very much) they are a thrilling find if you haven’t heard of them before.

So if you want to hear them try the link: http://archive.org/details/ird059