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There just may be some additional Fortean happenings coming up soon… Let’s hope this ends well.
Presenting unto you this… from Yahoo! News, via our friend Tim Cridland / Zamora TK…
Would you want your grandma living in an abandoned hospital so well known for its creepy atmosphere and alleged hauntings that it has been used in various Hollywood productions by folks like Rob Zombie and the makers of the horror film “Se7en?”
The L.A. Times says the 107-year-old Linda Vista Community Hospital may soon earn a new reputation once a proposed $40 million conversion is complete, transforming the abandoned building into a senior living home.
“People tell me it’s the most haunted place in L.A.,” said Maurice Ramirez, executive vice president of Amcal Multi-Housing Inc., the affordable housing group heading the hospital’s conversion. “Because it’s been empty for maybe 25 years or so, it becomes the subject of a little urban folklore about ghosts and things.”
The hospital’s caretaker Francis Kortekaas says he has experienced a few unusual moments over the years since Linda Vista closed shop in 1991, including when a sink seemed to turn itself on and off in front of his eyes, and when he felt a child’s hand reach out for his own, even though he was alone at the time.
“It felt like my daughter’s hand,” he told the paper.
Kortekaas has made some unusual changes to the site, including adding a fake prison cell, to make it more accommodating to potential filmmakers. Over the years, the property has been used by several entertainment productions, including the musicians Duran Duran, and as a set for the TV shows “True Blood” and “ER.”
Kortekaas says filming takes place at the hospital for nearly 130 days a year.
Perhaps most terrifying of all, the hospital has also been home to shooting locations for the critically panned films “Pearl Harbor” and the 2005 Adam Sandler remake of “The Longest Yard.”
But that dark legacy will have a shot at redemption once the extensive renovations are complete.
“It’s going to look like an upscale hotel,” Ramirez said. “People in the neighborhood will really see a transformation.”
Well, once again, let us hope that the transformation is… um… complete. Yeah… complete… that’s it!
“California–you’re supposed to be the out-there, wild ones!” Comedian Eddie Izzard remarked, after the California smoking ban was passed in bars. Once upon a time, all the loose cannons rolled west. I won’t take any responsibility for the Governator–who balks at legalizing pot, which would balance the state budget, but champions the idea of privitizing the state prisons. In Los Angeles, Mayor Villaraigosa can’t possibly cut police and fire services, which I’ve heard, account for 75% of the city budget (that can’t be right). I’m all for firemen–but here in West Hollywood, where both the county police and sheriffs have jurisdiction–I suspect it has more to do with the LAPD lobby than any pretense of public safety.
Who needs parks, or education, or health services? How is it, exactly, that a county which contains the 5th LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD–can be on the brink of bankruptcy?
LASHP is not alone. 220 of California’s 279 state parks, beaches, and preserves are on a budget-cutting hit list. Here’s a Los Angeles Times summary. Here’s the Downtown News on the local park. Finally, here’s the website of the California State Parks Foundation, a “friends-of” group to the California State Parks Department.
As far as I know–my little slice of the world has yet to play host to even a single crop circle. When he was governor of California, forward-thinking Ronald Reagan proposed turning the Santa Monica mountains into a giant trash dump. Yeah–the out there, wild ones.
Hi, gang… it just keeps getting better and better! Spend a day with the world’s premiere occult symbologist Jordan Maxwell and Dr. Roger Leir — UFO researcher, friend of L.O.W.F.I., and possibly the world’s leading authority on alien implants and their removal — in sunny Burbank! Be there or be out of the loop!
Doors open at 12 pm Noon please come early to avoid last minute rush. We will start at 2 pm with Dr. Roger Leir’s slide presentation. George Noory will play past audio clips, give commentary & then introduce Jordan. Jordan will give two eye-opening brand-new multi media lectures, 2 hours each!
The Hidden Dimensions in World Affairs
in 2 parts:
* How did we get here?
* Where are we now?
We humans are controlled by words and ideas. And your decisions in life are only as good as your information. And until we begin to trace back to the source of the ideas and belief systems we live by, we will stay in trouble and continue to make bad decisions. The more we change… the more we stay the same. Governments have “Intelligent Agencies”, because they don’t want to believe… they want to know! Nothing is hidden from you, you just didn’t look hard enough. Jordan Maxwell will start you on a “road less traveled”
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By Jeremy Rosenberg
December 11, 2009 1:30 AM
Tongues planted firmly in cheek, Ashley Powers and DeeDee Correll wrote about how a Denver ballot initiative next year will attempt to create an “Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission.” From the article:
This week, Denver officials announced that Peckman had gathered about 4,000 valid signatures needed to place the issue before the 350,000 registered voters of the Colorado state capital.If approved, the city panel would promote “harmonious, peaceful, mutually respectful and beneficial coexistence” between earthlings and extraterrestrials, in part by developing protocols for “diplomatic contact.”
For more Mile High reaction, TTLA checked in with our Denver Bureau Chief, Michael Gunstanson. His reply runs below.
Also, TTLA wondered, shouldn’t Los Angeles be doing something about this Denver gap? Should we start gathering signatures? Form our own space alien welcoming committee?
“That’s really funny,” says TTLA Paranormal Activities Bureau Chief, Skylaire Alfvegren (motto: “Yellow journalism, elfin magic.”). “I don’t think it’s necessary. I think this guy’s initiative in Denver is more of a gesture than anything else.”
Alfvegren is, among much more, the founder of the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists (L.O.W.F.I.), which she describes in part as a “wire service for the weird,” studying “the mysteries and peculiarities of the American West, including paranormal phenomena, UFOs, cryptozoology, and unexplained phenomena of every type.”
More down below from Alfvegren. First, though, here’s what Gunstanson, formerly with the L.A. Times and the Rocky Mountain News, wrote us:
“So you think that the city of Angels might want to follow Denver’s lead and get in on the act of communing with them, or at least their 21st century brethren, huh?
“Not surprising. For whatever reason, UFOs, extraterrestrials, grays, men from mars or whatever you want to call them, have been in the news a great deal of late. From their high-profile, if albeit tumbling ratings, return to network television in “V” to a veiled nod of their existence in the new SyFy channel spinoff: “Stargate Universe,” aliens seem to be everywhere at once.
“Why, no less an, ahem, authority on the subject, his Holiness, the Pope, recently convened a conference to discuss the matter:
“Though it may seem an unlikely location to happen upon a conference on astrobiology, the Vatican recently held a “study week” of over 30 astronomers, biologists, geologists and religious leaders to discuss the question of the existence of extraterrestrials. – Universe Today
“The Vatican’s chief astronomer says there is no conflict between believing in God and in the possibility of extraterrestrial “brothers” perhaps more evolved than humans.
“In my opinion this possibility exists,” said the Reverend José Gabriel Funes, head of the Vatican Observatory and a scientific adviser to Pope Benedict XVI, referring to life on other planets. – NY TImes
“Meanwhile, Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a theologian member of the Vatican Curia (governing body), and an insider close to the Pope, has gone on Italian national television five times to proclaim that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon, according to UFO Digest. Balducci provided an analysis of extraterrestrials that he feels is consistent with the Catholic Church’s understanding of theology. Monsignor Balducci emphasizes that extraterrestrial encounters “are NOT demonic, they are NOT due to psychological impairment, they are NOT a case of entity attachment, but these encounters deserve to be studied carefully.”
“So you can see why Denver, having missed out on the spaceport race – mostly because there isn’t a piece of land big enough and flat enough to work – would want to be at the forefront of the UFO greeting race.
“Add in these facts: most UFOlogists — yes, I’m told that’s a word — believe Eisenhower only added “In God We Trust” to the money and pushed for “under God” to be added to the pledge in 1954 after meeting with aliens; Denver is a scant 9 hours from Roswell, where aliens reportedly crashed; Cheyenne Mountain was where the military stored the Stargate (if you can believe the writers/producers of Stargate: SG1) and you can see that Denver, and the state of Colorado has had a rich “brush with UFO fame” history in this regard.
“All that said, my guess is this measure will not pass.”
Back, now, to Los Angeles and Alfvegren. A veteran of the Cacophony Society (adults only) she’s also a freelancer for the LA Weekly and other pubs. Her L.O.W.F.I. puts on events in town once a month or so — a drive through Phillip K. Dick’s Fullerton; taking a psychic medium to the Richard Nixon Museum.
Saturday, December 12, L.O.W.F.I. is involved with L.A. Santacon, a Cacophony tradition. (Adults only — for more information, follow the links from the L.O.W.F.I. events page.)
To TTLA’s surprise, Alfvegren says L.A. has no business following Denver’s ballot initiative lead.
“We have so much to worry about in this state, in this economy,” Alfvegren says. “As interesting and life-changing as it would be to have someone make contact, well, I heard on the radio the other night that something like 70% percent of single mothers in Los Angeles County can’t meet their basic financial needs in terms of child care, health care, and food. You’ve got to put things in perspective.”
Okay, if a ballot initiative is out, then what if local politicians got directly involved?
“If a measure like Denver’s slipped in somehow,” Alfvegren says, “I don’t think anybody on our City Council has enough of a sense of humor to say, “Oh look, it’s promoting peace and harmony among everybody. Let’s okay this.’”
The L.O.W.F.I. leader also says she’s seen civic proposals she regards as stranger than the Denver idea: “Pot dispensaries having to be 1,000 feet from residential areas is a far crazier ballot initiative than one that’s promoting diplomacy and harmony and peace between us and whoever else may be out there.”
The human bears a spirit that does not die nor sleep during the deepest sleep; it records all thoughts and motions; it informs the human whether his thoughts are correct or false – if he has learned to pay attention. From Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8:00am to Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 6:00pm in Los Angeles, join host Saeed David Farman and 1000 other people chanting and meditating for peace at the ALIENSHIFT PROJECT.
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Visiting that little old lady in Pasadena this coming October or November? Get her going with wild tales of the mighty Dero at this upcoming exhibit: Mantong and Protong: Richard Sharpe Shaver and Stanislav Szukalski. It’s at the Art Gallery – Pasadena City College from October 9 to November 14, 2009.
In conjunction with the Pasadena festival of Art & Ideas, Pasadena City College Art Gallery will present an exhibition that vividly illuminates two of the twentieth century’s most unusual theories of human origins and the artists who originated them: Stanislav Szukalski and Richard S. Shaver.
Szukalski (1893-1987) was a greatly acclaimed artist in his native Poland in the 1920’s and ‘30’s. Most of his life’s work was destroyed during the Nazi invasion of Warsaw. He relocated to the United States, where he developed his science of Zermatism, a comprehensive theory of human pre-history accompanied by an extensive body of drawings, writings and sculpture.
Richard Shaver (1907-1975) became famous in the post-WWII US as the author of pulp science fiction stories that he insisted were fundamentally true. His elaborate tales of malevolent creatures in underground cities that control human minds created a sensation in the science fiction world, as thousands of readers agreed with the truth of Shaver’s claims. In later life, Shaver became convinced that certain rocks were actually manufactured artifacts of advanced races that occupied earth eons ago. He developed unusual techniques to produce paintings and photographs based on these “rock books,” in order to reveal the true history of intelligent life on earth.
The Pasadena show will include a substantial amount of material by both of these artists that has never before been published or exhibited.
If you’re in Los Angeles on October 31st, why not do something that’d fit right into a L.O.W.F.I frame of mind? You can simulate one of our outings very closely if you were to join the Occult Los Angeles Tour called Maja’s Mysteries: A Magical Excursion into Secret Los Angeles.
Los Angeles has always attracted spiritual seekers, some swimming down the mainstream of thought, others exploring esoteric tributaries. Maja’s Mysteries is a guided excursion to some of the city’s most fascinating spiritual sites hosted by Maja D’Aoust, author of The Secret Source, lecturer and librarian at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz, in association with Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric. The tour’s theme is “Consciousness impacts objective reality,” a jumping off point for explorations of the nature of reality itself. Join Maja and Esotouric for a metaphysical journey into history, faith and magic in the Southland, with in-depth visits to some of the city’s most compelling and seldom-seen spiritual sites.
Tour stops include: Downtown L.A.’s landmark 1927 Theosophy Hall, which is simultaneously an exquisite architectural time capsule and a thriving center for spiritual study where all are welcome to explore the wisdom of the ages in leaderless gatherings for which no payment is ever asked.
The local home of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O), the esoteric fraternal organization and religion that, under the leadership of Aleister Crowley in the early 20th Century, was rededicated to the Law of Thelema, with its twin directives “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” and “Love is the law, love under will.”
The Gnostic Society of Glendale (established 1928), where for more than 40 years our host Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller, the Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica and senior holder of the English Gnostic Transmission in America, has given Friday evening lectures exploring Gnosticism as living religious practice.
Maja says, “The mystery of magic in all its forms lives and breathes in us from the depths of our blood to the tips of our souls. From the Shamans of old to the modern day quantum physicists, the effect of our sheer will on the material world makes up a large part of what defines us as a species. Impacting reality with our consciousness, and conversely, reality’s impact upon our consciousness lies at the base of every kind of magic from sympathetic voodoo to thaumaturgy. Making things happen with your mind, whether bringing the rain, healing a disease, invoking a God or prestidigitating an illusion, the art of conscious change is the very heart of the magical mystery of living.”
Join us on the Maja’s Mysteries tour for a one-of-a-kind Halloween adventure through the looking glass, and beyond.
To Sign up ($62) Contact Esotouric at www.esotouric.com/maja-10-31-09
Actually, there’s an even greater problem. We don’t feel at home anywhere we go.” – Philip K. Dick
Come discover Philip K. Dick’s Fullerton, with our gracious host and tour guide, the venerable Robert Larson, this Monday, September 21st. Convene at 3pm at the corner of Chapman and State College, or contact me as soon as possible to iron out carpooling options from Lost Angles. (Feel free to forward this invite to any PKD enthusiast you may know in town.)
Yours in Fort,
On February 21st, “Judy” reported to UFO Digest.com that as she was driving on the 5 freeway northbound near the 91, she witnessed a strange object in the sky. Convinced it was absolutely not “an ordinary craft,” she sketched it, saying the “top part was spinning in circles.” She followed in by eye all the way to her exit, Carmenita Road. It hung over the very busy 5 freeway for over seven minutes.
My own UFO experiences have been varied and plentiful; this I attribute to having followed Stanton Friedman’s maxim of, “Watch the Skies!” since I was roughly six years old.
My first sighting was a doozy. After the Challenger space shuttle disaster, all of the country and many of its children were very excited when the next shuttle took off without a hitch. It was due to land at nearby Edwards Air Force Base (where, among other things, President Eisenhower was rumored to have met with aliens of a Nordic countenance back in the 1950s) and I demanded that my mother drive me up to spend the preceeding night on the grounds, so that we could witness America’s triumphant return to space in person.
Hundreds of people, including loads of personnel from the base, had assembled the night before the landing, camping out in their cars and trucks outside the perimeter of the landing strip. Directly behind my mother’s little Sprint was a monstrously masculine pick up, filled with off duty Air Force officers…
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