Monday, 5 August 2013

Paranormal Activity Stafford


(source: Staffs Past Track)

Yesterday this clip was sent to me by the guy who runs a Facebook group called "New Spotted Stafford". Usually, videos of orbs in peoples homes don't really impress me, but as this one comes from a gentleman who lives in a city that boarders Cannock Chase, and as he is a relatively reliable source, I thought i'd post it on the blog and see what people make of it.

You might have to watch the video on full screen to see the objects, but I think it will be worth it.


As these type of clips go, I think this is quite a convincing one, the orbs appear to be moving too fast to be dust particles, and they're movements are too linear to be smoke. 

Could this really be evidence of paranormal activity in whatever form?

Feel free to comment on this post with any suggestions / conclusions. I know the guy who sent it to me really wants to know what you all think.

Thanks guys!

Catch you soon,

Lee 

Unmanned Drone At Castle Ring




The Iron Age monument at Castle Ring on Cannock Chase has long been an area associated with unusual and unexplained happenings. Werewolves and other monsters are heard and even spotted at the hilltop location almost every year, leaving many local residents fearful of treading on the ancient site after dark. With UFO sightings also occurring there on a monthly basis, I place the ancient site at number one on the Cannock Chase weird list.


A friend uploaded this video to YouTube yesterday and it sincerely blew my mind. It has always been very difficult to accurately describe the Castle Ring monument as it is so damn big. Although there are a few aerial photographs knocking around online, non of them really show the site as a whole, and non of them seem to capture the atmosphere of the location - this video does!

So, give it a watch, and if like me, you think it is a fantastic clip, spread it around.

Enjoy!

Lee

Sunday, 4 August 2013

It Fell From The Sky



A Cannock Chase resident took this photograph during a particularly bad downpour. She claimed the creature fell out of the sky and landed in her garden. Not recognizing the species, and perplexed by the origin of this alien-looking beast, I was contacted. 

Luckily, thanks to great minds like DR Karl Shuker, the creature was soon identified as a Hawk-moth Caterpillar. This one was apparently ready to shed his skin which helps explain the strange colour and eye shape.

Although the lady believed it had fallen out of the sky (certainly not impossible) it seems much more likely that it fell from a tree in the garden during the heavy rain and lightening.


I didn't really much know about these odd little guys before, but thanks to the picture and the curiosity it caused, you'll be glad to know i'm now a fountain of Hawk-moth knowledge. 


And in other "thunderstorm-related" news....

Over the last few days, with the summer rain falling hard on England, I had a strange feeling that some UFO reports might come in, and it seems I was right....

Local news website Connect Cannock has reported on a UFO sighting from only a few days ago. Although details are sketchy at the moment, I have contacted them and am currently waiting for the witness to get in touch. I hope i'll be able to uncover some more details for you within the next few days, but until then, here is what we know so far:
QUOTE:
"A Connectcannock follower contacted us reporting a potential UFO sighting in the Chase area. The object was described as being a turquoise colour before changing to white, and flying erratically through the sky."
"Is coincidental that the event occurred at the same time as a strong thunderstorm passed through the area?"

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE



Reporting back soon,

Keep watching the skies...... except if it's raining freakishly large insects  ;)



Friday, 26 July 2013

Huffington Post Mention The Pig-man

(Source: Huffington Post)

"Deep in the woods of Cannock Chase, England, where sunlight doesn't venture and animals don't frolic, there is one creature that roams: The Pig-Man.

In a town also known for its frequent werewolf sightings, Cannock Chase has a long history of eerie happenings, according to the BBC. As early as the 1940s, the Pig-Man -- a half-human, half-swine, and full terror of a creature -- has allegedly been seen by those brave (or perhaps dumb) enough to venture into the woods. Witnesses recall a human body in tattered clothes, a distorted face, an unmistakable snout and the shrill squealing of the Pig-Man heard miles away.

And now one man has reportedly solved the mystery of the nightmarish Pig-Man.

Lee Brickley has spent over a decade researching and hearing first-hand accounts of the Pig-Man, according to the Birmingham Mail. His findings are now published in his new book on strange phenomena, "UFO's, Werewolves And The Pig-Man."

In it, Brickley explains that the Pig-Man is less of a diabolical, disgusting humanoid and more of an urban myth.

The Mail reports that a recent email sent to Brickley from..........more


Full Article HERE

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Close Encounter 1954 - Staffordshire

(Credit: BBC)

I came across this video a couple of years ago, and have never been able to discover the identity of the lady witness. It is a clip from a show called "Out Of This World", first broadcast on the BBC in 1977. Although I imagine the woman above may not be with us anymore, she talks about her sons who were apparently also present during this otherworldly "encounter". 

There must be lots of people out there who are familiar with this story, and possibly many who know the lady's identity - so if that's you, get in touch, I'm interested....

When you watch the video I'm almost certain you will agree that: at the very least, this lady believes she is telling the truth about her experience. In fact, if she is lying about the whole thing, the acting job being undertaken is truly worthy of a golden globe. 

It is not clear from the video how close to Cannock Chase the sighting took place, but the program does state "Staffordshire" and from the visible scenery in this video, it looks suspiciously close by. 

She speaks of seeing a "huge Mexican hat" shaped craft, manned by two beautiful, golden haired, Nordic type beings, hovering above her house whilst her children were present. To me, she seems relatively trustworthy and this makes her account incredibly fascinating.   

So please, take a look at the video, let me know what you think, and if you have any additional info, drop me a message. 

Until next time......


Written by Lee Brickley 2013


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Return Of The Black Eyed Children




Some of you may remember an article I posted on this blog a couple of month's ago about an encounter my auntie had with a black eyed child on Cannock Chase in the early 1980's. Well, yesterday whilst sifting through my email inbox I came across a very interesting message from another local lady who claims to have seen this terrifying entity in the woods. I had to write an article on this, not least because the sighting is so similar to my aunties encounter over 30 years ago.

Mrs Kelly (pseudonym) relays that:

.....around 2 months ago my daughter and I were walking through Birches Valley (an area well known for it's spectral sightings) when we heard the screams of a young child. I couldn't tell if it was a boy or a girl, but they definitely seemed in distress and sounded very close to us, so we instantly started running towards the noise. We couldn't find the child anywhere and so stopped to catch our breath, that's when I turned round and saw a girl stood behind me, no more than 10 years old, with her hands over her eyes, like she was waiting for a birthday cake. I asked if she was okay and if she had been the one screaming, she then put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes, which is when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing. I jumped back and grabbed my daughter, when I looked again, the child was gone. It was strange really, I knew something was going to happen, even before it did, I just had a weird feeling.....”

So what is it about these black eyed kids? Where do they come from?

Well, if you look around on the internet and read a few books you'll find many different theories as to their origins. Some people believe them to be extra terrestrials, vampires, ghosts and even inter-dimensional entities, but there is one immense difference between the sightings of black eyed children around the world and the stories coming out of Cannock Chase: only on Cannock Chase do the sightings consistently happen during the daytime.

In the U.S many reports suggest that black eyed children often appear in groups, regularly knocking at the door's of unknowing victims and asking quietly if they may “come inside”. Some other stories tell the tale of these devilish children appearing in the back-seats of cars when a driver is travelling alone at midnight, or walking around on empty early morning streets asking anyone around for help, but I wonder what would happen if you offered them your assistance? What would happen if you let them inside your house? Not many people know, but there are a few reports knocking around, like this one, originally posted in pararational.com:

......so I let them in, the one who needed the toilet just walked in and straight up the stairs so I shouted up its on the right, I don’t know why I didn't find this strange but most toilets are upstairs and as he was young I didn't think anything of it. I told the other one that the phone was down the hall, “thanks” he said and he started to walk down the hall, I followed him and then I suddenly came over with a really awful feeling like something bad was going to happen, I became very nervous and a bit shaky I still cant explain how that happened, the boy stopped at the phone and paused, “everything OK?” I asked, he turned to me and looked up and that’s when I saw his eyes, and trust me I will never get that picture out of my head, I was so scared that I couldn't even scream as I turned to run down the hall the other kid was standing at the end." 
"I became very dizzy and struggled to stand up, he walked closer to me and said that they had been sent to collect me, I still couldn't bear to look into his face, I pushed away from him and ran into my front room and slammed the door shut, I was in so much shock about what was happening I couldn't think straight, this is something that you don’t even expect to happen even in movies. After standing against the door for around and hour or so I finally got the courage to make a run for the back door, so I ran to it and unlocked it, I ran to the back of my garden and jumped over the fence not once looking back.....”

Very frightening indeed.....

Of all the paranormal phenomena experienced on Cannock Chase, black eyed children have to be the most eerie by far. The only advice I could offer anyone who comes across these unhallowed, unrelenting and unsympathetic strays is: start running while you still can!

Until next time my friends.........


Written by Lee Brickley – 2013


If you'd like to know more about paranormal sightings on Cannock Chase, you can pick up a copy of my new book “UFO's Werewolves & The Pig-Man: ExposingEngland’s Strangest Location – Cannock Chase” from Amazon UK & US