Sunday, March 15, 2020
Maybe a Return in a Small Way
Maybe a Return in a Small Way.....
Hello to all who once read this blog, and all who might find it. I told everyone that I was ceasing to write this thing, even though it had been a great joy to me. Some others seemed to like it too. That sad promise has been kept for several years now. Life has recently changed for me. My best buddy and housemate recently died, I turned into my 80th year, and I decided to give up the house and move into a retirement community. The transition is generally good, but the one thing that I can't lick is getting back on the horse and doing anomalies research. There just isn't enough of the natural energy in my life here to easily motivate.
I love the exploration too much to lull my last years away, so I'm going to post things here as a desperation move to pressure me back into activity. What I post might be very boring folks, so I apologize beforehand. It also (at least at the beginning and maybe totally) will be about exploring the existence or not of the Faery Kingdom, which is the relatively new area for me, and I'd like to walk those old "new" paths and see what I can see.
What I'm going to do is this, so you might decide whether it will be worth reading from your interests:
Some of you who have read the old blog, know that at the end I was exploring the claims of folkloric entities being real beings rather than just made up figures for story telling wisdom reasons. To attempt that, I was (as usual) going back to the original sources when I could, and making a catalog of cases (a la what a UFO researcher should do.) I nicknamed that catalog "LEPRECAT" for fun, and there are now 8 notebooks of such cases and a few hundred somewhat culled-for-quality individual experiences/reports. Some of these things I may have mentioned before, but most of what I'll begin to post here will be at least somewhat, if not entirely, new to the blog.
As some will remember seeing, the individual cases are logged as pages in the LEPRECAT notebooks, often as scans directly out of original sources. It's just one way of grouping these things that I like. The details of the claims are so varied, that simple categories of cases are not too easy to pile up --- at least at my current level of understanding. But the tales are certainly intriguing to me, so on I will go.
Once I get some real numbers of things (as I have), I make up types of logs as old readers know. The above is a "first page" of cases from LEPRECAT Volume One, wherein I've picked out several entries that included either credible witnesses, interesting details, or both. This is how I'd like to proceed --- pick a page of cases, and just talk about them, mainly individually. I'm not smart enough to conclude upon the nature of the claimed entities, only walk the paths and talk the facts and the possibilities.
Maybe we might get a small hint of the answer to the questions in the following illustration.
I'm going to shoot for tomorrow or the next day to begin this in earnest. I'll begin with that first LEPRECAT page, and then we shall slowly crawl through the years and see what we can see.
- ▼ 2020 (53)
- ► 2015 (43)
- ► 2014 (39)
- ► 2013 (71)
- ► 2012 (84)
- ► 2011 (102)
- ► 2010 (74)
- A Different Perspective
- American Philosophical Library
- Caltech Archives
- Dr. J. Allen Hynek's Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS)
- Dr. Janet Quinn
- Frontiers Of Science
- Global Consciousness Project
- National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
- Robert G. Jahn, Ph.D.
- Smithsonian (SIRIS)