Friday, December 31, 2010

1957 Manipogo sighting

Louis Belcher saw Manipogo when he was about 18.

Louis Belcher said, "There was a sand bar just out that direction but it has all grown back into some weeds. This was probably in 1957.  My Dad sent me with a half-ton truck to pick up some [weeds], well I was hauling more than one load, hauling gravel to put in front of the garage because there were a lot of rough bumps in there.  So, I was hauling gravel.  We had a hired man named Eddie Nipanik, and we were down there shoveling away.  We put in a half truck load because it was pretty heavy gravel, and all of a sudden one of [us] happened to look towards the lake and we saw an object coming in the water, coming about, oh, three, four hundred yards, and it looked like a bunch of ducks.  But, they were all in line so we said, well that looks funny for ducks.  It kept coming this way.  We just quit shoveling right away and we started looking and kept on looking.  It kept coming closer and it kept coming a little bit on the angle.  I don't know if it could hear us or what, but then it got pretty close.  As it got closer to us, within about 100 yards in the water, it lifted its head right out of the water about four feet and it had a head something, oh I would say just about like a horse.  It was hard to explain it.  The head was fairly long and it just lifted out and slapped the water again and did that a couple of times."


Also, scroll down to the bottom of this page (below) to see Louis Belcher's sketch of what he saw:

Happy New Year's Eve!

Goodbye 2010!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My "sighting"

I saw this on Google Earth Maps via satellite.  The satellite picked this image up sometime in 2009.  It was in Loch Ness, Scotland.
Sighting: I prayed that I would see something while searching on Google Earth Maps, and, sure enough, I did!  I was looking at different areas in Loch Ness, when I saw what I said looked like a "squiggly line".  Then I thought, maybe it might be something.  So, I zoomed in and saw this giant something.  It was snake-like, and was, I would estimate, 70 to 100 feet long.  (Google Earth Maps showed a measurement of a certain part of the Loch which helped me estimate the size of this creature.)  I believe this could be the Loch Ness Monster, or a giant snake in Loch Ness.

There was an object, possibly a boat, that was about 15 feet long.  This "object" was about 250 maybe even 300 feet away from this Loch Ness Monster/giant snake that I saw.

I took many photos of it, but, for whatever reason, I'm not able to post them.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Blog

I have created a new blog of poems that will, I pray, bring glory to God my Father. 

Here's the link:

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nessie's first sighting

You may have wondered what the very first sighting of Nessie was.  It's a good question.  Wasn't it in 1934 when the famous Surgeon's photo was taken?  No.  Actually, the very first reported sighting was in 565 A.D. 
Saint Columba was born c. 521 in Donegal of the royal Ui Neill clan, and trained as a monk under St. Finnian.  He later founded the monasteries of Derry, Durrow, and Kells, before leaving Ireland at the age of forty-two with twelve companions.  He then founded the world-famous monastery on the island of Iona, off southwest Scotland, before continuing on his way to the Highlands. 
After arriving at Loch Ness in 565 A.D., the saint began preaching among the pagan Picts.  The holy man even attended the funeral ceremony of one unfortunate fellow who had been killed by a water beast.  One day, the saint desired to cross the loch near the River Ness, but the only available boat had drifted into the water.  A local man by the name of Lugne Mocumin plunged into the water and swam out to retrieve the drifting vessel.  The water suddenly started to churn, when, without warning, an enormous creature broke the surface near the swimming man.  The crowd on the banks of the loch fell back in horror at the sight of the beast as it raced toward Mocumin.  Ordering his followers to be silent, Saint Columba at once raised his hand, and making the sign of the cross in the air, loudly commanded the monster to depart: "Go no further, and touch not the man!"
The monster retreated more quickly than it had advanced.  Then, the horrified Mocumin, reaching the boat, rowed it safely back to the shore. 
Needless to say, the local populace embraced Christianity.
This is the earliest reported encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.  This event was actually recorded 100 years later by the biographer Adamnan, who was also connected to Saint Columba's monastery on Iona.
Sources: Missionaries and Monsters Gibbons, William J. Coachwhip Publications 2006 p. 11 and Claws, Jaws, and Dinosaurs Gibbons, William J. and Hovind, Dr. Kent CSE Publications 1999 p. 9

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Urufere

Missionary Vaughn Goff told me about a few reports of a giant lizard in the Amazon jungle in South America.  The native Waiwai Indians call it "Urufere".  If the Indians know there is a certain place where the Urufere lives, they will stay 10 miles away from that place. 

The Urufere is about 30 feet long, 5 feet high, and it has big teeth.  It will eat pigs, deer, and even humans.  The Urufere also makes a loud booming sound, like a cannon, to paralyze its prey.  It is usually seen during the day, not the night. 

Occasionally natives "run into an Urufere".  Here are some reported sightings that missionary Vaughn Goff told me of the Urufere.

A native man climbed up a tree to get some fruit.  Then, an Urufere came under the tree where the native was, and started making its booming sound.  So the native, who was getting quite "dizzy", used a vine to tie himself to the tree that he was on.  I believe that this Urufere went away, and that the native lived.

Another time, a native was hunting using a bow and arrow.  While hunting, he heard something coming through the bushes.  He thought it was a tabor (I might be spelling that wrong).  (The tabor is like a rhinoceros, and is also like a cow.)  The native hid behind a tree so that he would be able to kill it with his bow and arrow.  After killing it, he would then eat it.  But, to his shock and horror, it was no tabor, it was an Urufere.  The terrified native stayed hidden behind the tree.  The Urufere was about 15 feet away from the native; need less to say, the native was able to get a splendid view of this Urufere.

When the native got back to his village, he had "lost his voice".  He was so shocked by what he had seen, that he just could not say anything.  When he finally did get his voice back, he told the other natives in his village about what he had seen.

In 1986, the native told missionary Vaughn Goff about this "creature" he had seen.  The native's sighting was not in 1986, but sometime before then.

The Urufere that this particular native saw had big teeth, it was red, and it also possessed some other colors.

In 2006(?), an Urufere was killed by a native who was hunting using a shotgun.  The native was chasing a pig, when out of the bushes jumped an Urufere.  The Urufere grabbed the pig in it's mouth.  The native, terrified, aimed at the head and shot the Urufere.  He (the native) then immediately turned and ran.  A week later an Indian tribe found the Urufere.  It was dead, with the pig still in its mouth.  It had been picked a part pretty badly by the buzzards.

Missionary Vaughn Goff's wife's great uncle went with some Indians to go preach the Gospel to some other Indians.  When it was about 11:00 at night, they heard the booming sound from the Urufere.  They immediately put out the fire and held hands and prayed.  They were praying that this Urufere would not kill them, but, they prayed that if it was their time to go to home, to Heaven, then so be it.  The Urufere continued to get closer, until it was about 10 to 15 feet away from them.  They prayed that it would go, and right as they said that, the Urufere turned around, and went away!  Praise God!

In the morning of the next day, they went to where they had heard the Urufere, and saw big footprints, and signs that it was dragging it's tail. 
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