Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Folklores in Trinidad & Tobago

uperstitions and Folklore Characters in Trinidad & Tobago well be similar to other Caribbean countries with slight variations in name of the character.

Douens (Dwens) are the souls of children who have died before they were baptized. They are doomed to roam the earth forever. They are seen playing in forests and near rivers and the odd thing about them is that they have no faces and their feet are turned backwards. They may approach children and lead them astray in the forest until they are lost, or they may come near people's houses at night, crying and whimpering.Old people talk: To prevent the Douens from calling your children into the forest at dusk, never shout their names in open places, as the Duennes will take their names, call them and lure them away.


Duppies are ghosts that roam the earth at night. It is said that to keep duppies out of your house you must either sprinkle salt or rice grains all around the house; as the duppy must first count each individual grain before entering. By which time the sun will have arisen and they must then return to the spirit world.

Gang Gang Sara

Gang Gang Sara (Tobago Folklore by Alice & Gerard Besson) - The legend of Gang Gang Sara, the African witch of Golden Lane, has its origins in the latter half of the 18th century. On a stormy night she was blown from her home in Africa across the sea to Tobago and landed quite safely at the village of Les Coteaux. From there she journeyed to Golden Lane in search of her family who had long ago been transported there. She lived to a great age and is remembered for her wisdom and kindness. She became the loving wife of Tom, whom legend says she had known as a child in her native Africa. She lived to a great age and is remembered for her wisdom. After her Tom had died, wishing to return to her native land, she climbed a great silk cotton tree and tried to fly, not knowing that she had lost the art of flight as a result of having eaten salt. To this day the names of Tom and Sara can be seen inscribed upon the head stones of their graves where they have lain side by side for close upon two hundred years.


The Jacakalantan is said to be a mysterious light that appears and attracts people, misleading the unwary into desolate areas far away from their intended destinations. And then vanishes.


Jumbies are mischievous or malevolent spirit or creature. 

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May 21 Judgement Day

Judgement Day Theories

The end may be near, but exactly how near is the sticky question. As millennium fever swept the globe, party planners and doomsdayers alike were fixated on the year 2000. Meanwhile, Judgment Day sticklers have been obsessing over the fact that there never was a "year zero," and therefore A.D. 1 plus two millennia equals 2001. But pinpointing Armageddon isn't quite that simple. When it comes to end times, there are as many proposed dates as there are fates (Rapture or Tribulation? Fire or Flood? Demons or Pleiadeans?).

However, in the wake of past doomsday embarrassments (the world didn't end in the year 1000, and the hoopla over the 1987 Harmonic Convergence turned out to be the spiritual equivalent of 8-track tape), few latter-day prophets are willing to stick their necks out and name a drop deadline. "What the prophets try to do is make predictions and leave the fulfillment vague," explains Stephen D. O'Leary, a millennial scholar at the University of Southern California. The most successful millennial prophets remain "strategically ambiguous," he says. He prophets who do get specific tend to be the more marginal ones."

It's no surprise that the Internet, a haven for marginal oracles of all strips, is home to millenarians who are bold enough to set a date. In fact, the Internet has assumed an important role on the end-times stage. "The Internet will be to the twenty-first century what the printing press was to the sixteenth," says medieval historian Richard Landes of Boston University, who, with O'Leary, cofounded the Center for Millennial Studies. Just as the printing press made apocalyptic tracts available to the public five hundred years ago, the Internet disgorges a vast literature of alternative doomsday scenarios.

"The Internet has increased the amount and the kind of information people have at their disposal to construct millenial scenarios," says O'Leary. "It also gives people a chance to try out different interpretations and prophecies in electronic discussion groups." In effect, he says, "the Internet provides a kind of social reinforcement," a public-address system for "people who might otherwise be relegated to the fringes as crackpots."

Well, in the lottery of multiple Armageddons, today's crackpot may turn out to be tomorrow's messianic seer. So how can the rest of us plan for the ultimate end and/or final beginning? The handy guide to doomsday chronologies is a good place to start, and a good place to determine if any of these are in fact true: 

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Flatwoods Monster - Phantom of Flatwoods

The Flatwoods Monster, also known as the Braxton County Monster or the Phantom of Flatwoods, is an alleged unidentified extraterrestrial or cryptid reported to be sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952. Stories of the creature are an example of a purported close encounter of the third kind.


There are two entities associated with the Flatwoods Monster. The first was described as being a large, pulsating, red ball of light that hovered above or rested upon the ground. Ufologists believe that it may have been a powered craft that was piloted by the second entity.

Various descriptions of the second entity exist. Most agree that it was at least 10 feet tall and that it had a red face which appeared to glow from within, and a green body. Witnesses described the creature's head as having bulging, non-human eyes and as either being shaped like a heart/an Ace of Spades, or as having a large heart/Ace of Spades shaped cowling behind it. The creature's body was described as being man-shaped and clad in a dark pleated skirt; later described as being green. Some accounts record that the creature had no visible arms, while others describe it as having short, stubby arms; ending in long, claw-like fingers, which protruded from the front of its body.

Reported in Flatwoods, Virginia, on the night of September 12, 1952, the Flatwoods Monster is said to have been an alien from another planet because the creature was first seen after an apparent UFO crash. Stories of the creature are an example of a purported close encounter of the third kind.

A simple sighting of a UFO is called a close encounter of the first kind. A close encounter of the second kind is when a UFO physically affects the environment, such as causing a car’s engine to stall. However, what happens when UFOs land and aliens exit the craft? These cases are termed close encounters of the third kind. There have been literally thousands of reported UFO landings across the world. More than 2,000 of these cases involve physical trace evidence of the landing. The Flatwoods Monster case is only one example. Many other equally shocking cases exist. What makes landing cases so interesting is that they make the usual Air Force explanations of misperception or hallucination much harder to accept.

The incident began when three boys spotted an odd sphere of light moving across the sky that appeared to landing behind a hill. When the weird glowing object stayed there, six of the children decided to get closer. They started the 15-minute hike to the landing spot. Along the way, two of the boys, Edison and Freddie May, stopped at their house and told their mother that they were going with their friends to see a landed flying saucer. Their mother, Kathleen May, was skeptical, abut also curious. She said, “You’re not going by yourself!” It was just getting dark, so she grabbed a flashlight and joined the boys. By now it was already dark. The group of six children and one adult crept towards the glowing object. As they approached, they could see that the object was sphere-shaped, and was pulsating with light. 

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Freemasons Secrets and FreeMason Conspiracy

Masonic conspiracy theories

Masonic conspiracy theories are conspiracy theories involving Freemasonry; hundreds of such conspiracy theories have been described since the late 18th century. Generally, these theories fall into three distinct categories: political (usually involving allegations of control of government, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom), religious (usually involving allegations of anti-Christian or Satanic beliefs or practices), and cultural (usually involving popular entertainment). Many conspiracy theory writers have connected Freemasons (and the Knights Templar) with worship of the devil; these ideas are based on misinterpretations of the doctrines of those organizations.

Of the claims that Freemasonry exerts control over politics, perhaps the best-known example is the New World Order theory, but there are others. These mainly involve aspects and agencies of the United States government, but actual events outside the US (such as the Propaganda Due scandal in Italy) are often used to lend credence to claims.

Another set of theories has to do with Freemasonry and religion, particularly that Freemasonry deals with "the occult". These theories have their beginnings in the Taxil hoax.[9][10] In addition to these, there are various theories that focus on the embedding of symbols in otherwise ordinary items, such as street patterns, national seals, etc.

There are Masonic conspiracy theories dealing with every aspect of society. The majority of these theories are based on one or more of the following assumptions:

* That Freemasonry is its own religion, requires belief in a unique Masonic "god", and that belief in this Masonic "god" is contrary to the teachings of various mainstream religions (although usually noted in terms of being specifically contrary to Christian belief.)
* That the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite is more than an honorary degree, coupled with the belief that most Freemasons are unaware of hidden or secretive ruling bodies within their organization that govern them, conduct occult ritual, or control various positions of governmental power.
* That there is a centralized worldwide body that controls all Masonic Grand Lodges, and thus, all of Freemasonry worldwide acts in a unified manner. 

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Breaking News : Zawahiri betrayed Osama bin Laden: Saudi paper

Zawahiri betrayed Osama bin Laden 

DUBAI: Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was betrayed by his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri who led US forces to his hideout as the two were involved in an intense power struggle, a Saudi newspaper has reported.

The two top al-Qaida men had differences and the courier who led US forces to bin Laden was working and had more loyalties for Zawahiri, al Watan newspaper reported quoting Arab sources.

"The Egyptian faction of al-Qaida led by Zawahiri was de facto running the militant group, after bin Laden was taken ill in 2004 and they were trying to take full control," the paper said.

The courier was a Pakistani national and not a Kuwaiti as the US suspected and the man knew he was being followed but disguised the fact.

The paper claimed it was Zawahiri's faction which had persuaded Osama to leave tribal areas close to Afghanistan-Pakistan border to take shelter instead in Abbottabad, where he was finally killed by US seals on Monday.

The plan to dispose off bin Laden had been hatched by a prominent al-Qaida commander Saif al Adel of Egyptian descent, who returned to Pakistan from Iran, last autumn.

Al Adel had reportedly escaped to Iran escorting Osama's other son and family members after 9/11.

Al-Adel is a member of the majlis al shura of al-Qaida and a member of its military committee, and he provided military and intelligence training to members of al-Qaida and Egyptian Islamic Jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan, and to anti-UN Somali tribes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

!!! Finally real and original Osama Bin Laden death pic !!!!

OSAMA's Latest Death Pic 

Drudge is saying the White House will release Osama bin Laden’s death photo.

In the meantime,someone just received this from a friend who got this pic from “a long time friend with SEAL Team Six”:

“The face looks retouched. But the source is ex-military and velcro arm patch is authentic. If it’s real, it might have been made while body was in transit, or possibly on aircraft carrier, if that’s what happened to it.”

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Obama OKs Bin Laden Death Photo

Obama OKs Bin Laden Death Photo

The online news site Drudge Report says President Barack Obama has approved the released of one death photo of Osama Bin Laden.
The photo will show the fatal wound to Bin Laden's head and is expected to be graphic in nature.
The timing of the picture's release was unknown.
Rep. Pat Meehan was on Good Day on Tuesday and Meehan said that he has spoken to government officials who have seen the photos.
The AP also cited sources on Monday at the Pentagon said the video of Bin Laden’s sea burial, as well as photos of his corpse, could be released to the public shortly.
In addition, the Pentagon has extensive video of the attack on Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. Not only were airships at the compound equipped with cameras, but Navy SEALs also wear wireless cameras on their helmets as a standard-operating procedure.
But conspiracy theorists may force Washington’s hand, since they are asking for visual proof Bin Laden is dead.

Still-secret photos of the dead bin Laden show a precision kill shot above his left eye, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
The administration weighed whether to release photos of bin Laden's corpse and video of his swift burial at sea. Officials were reluctant to inflame Islamic sentiment by showing graphic images of the body. But they were also eager to address the mythology already building in Pakistan and beyond that bin Laden was somehow still alive.
U.S. officials say the photographic evidence shows bin Laden was shot above his left eye, blowing away part of his skull.
He was also shot in the chest, they said. This, near the end of a frenzied firefight in a high-walled Pakistani compound where helicopter-borne U.S. forces found 23 children, nine women, a bin Laden courier who had unwittingly led the U.S. to its target, a son of bin Laden who was also slain, and more.
Bin Laden had lived at the fortified compound for six years, officials said, putting him far from the lawless and harsh Pakistani frontier where he had been assumed to be hiding out.
The only information about what occurred inside the compound has come from American officials, much of it provided under condition of anonymity.

Bin Laden’s code name was "Geronimo" - Geronimo EKIA - Operation Geronimo

Bin Laden’s code name "Geronimo" - Geronimo EKIA

The New York Times is simply indispensable on big events like this. There's plenty of essential reading on their site, including an authoritative and dramatic account of the story behind the U.S mission. It includes this vignette of the crucial moment, from the Situation Room:

The code name for Bin Laden was “Geronimo.” The president and his advisers watched Leon Panetta, the C.I.A. director, on a video screen, narrating from his agency’s headquarters across the Potomac River what was happening in faraway Pakistan.

“They’ve reached the target,” he said.
Minutes passed.

“We have a visual on Geronimo,” he said.
A few minutes later: “Geronimo EKIA.”

Enemy Killed In Action. There was silence in the Situation Room.
Finally, the president spoke up.

“We got him.”

The only thing I would caution here is that the story will be based on briefings from the White House, whose aim is to burnish the president's image. It may well be, for instance, that in reality that moment played out like this:

A few minutes later: “Geronimo EKIA.”

Enemy Killed In Action. There was silence in the Situation Room.

Finally, the president spoke up.

“What's 'EKIA'?”

Mission Osama executed by Operation Geronimo

'Operation Geronimo' that killed Osama bin Laden was executed by a 79-member US commando team that raced into Abbottabad from a base in Jalalabad in Afghanistan on a moonless night before Pakistani authorities could sense a breach of their territory and react possibly violently.
By the time, Pakistani military was scrambling forces in response to the incursion into their territory everything was over.
"Thankfully, there was no engagement with the Pakistani forces," John Brennan, President Barack Obama's Adviser on counter-terrorism, said on the 40-minute operation in the small hours of Monday not far away from Pakistan's capital Islamabad.
On Sunday, the White House officials cancelled all public tours of the West Wing Area in the President's House so that unsuspecting terrorists wouldn't run into security officials moving in and out of the situation room, from where the run-up to the operation was being monitored. 

A little after 2 pm (local time), CIA chief Leon Panetta detailed the operation to the group headed by the President in the situation room for the last time. Within an hour, he declared: "They (the team) have crossed into Pakistan."
The aim was to get in and get out of Pakistan, across the border in Afghanistan, before their breach can be detected by Pakistani authorities.
The US Naval Seals team stormed into the million-dollar mansion where Osama was living and a fire-fight broke out with the terrorists inside.
The commandos found bin Laden on the third floor wearing salwar kameez and US officials said he put up a fight before he was shot above the left eye near the end of the operation.

Osama Bin Laden was not Geronimo

Since President Barack Obama ordered the successful nail-biting “dead or alive” "surgical strike" on the highly fortified compound of Osama Bin Laden in the affluent, 400,000 people, Pakistani neighborhood of Abbottabad, more and more information are becoming available as to exactly what when down.
One of thing that is now known is that Bin Laden's code name was Geronimo. As a matter of fact, while President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team were viewing a live feed or updates on the mission against Bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1, 2011, one official reportedly heard a commander on the scene in Osama's mansion say, "Geronimo E-KIA." That meant, Geronimo the code name for Bin Laden; and E-KIA which is "enemy killed in action."

Who was the real Geronimo and why the code name Geronimo?

There are no comparisons whatsoever between the real Geronimo and the most despicable terrorist of all time – Bin Laden. 
Geronimo was a Chiricahua Apache freedom fighter who fought against the invasion of his homeland by suppressive foreigners. He was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. The U.S government at the time had ordered the military to pursue, subdue, and return Geronimo to the U.S., dead or alive.
According to Wikipedia,
On March 6, 1858, a company of 400 Mexican soldiers from Sonora led by Colonel José María Carrasco attacked Geronimo's camp outside Janos while the men were in town trading. Among those killed were Geronimo's wife, his children, and his mother. His chief, Mangas Coloradas, sent him to Cochise's band for help in revenge against the Mexicans. It was the Mexicans who named him Geronimo. This appellation stemmed from a battle in which, ignoring a deadly hail of bullets, he repeatedly attacked Mexican soldiers with a knife, causing them to utter appeals to Saint Jerome ("Jeronimo!"). The name stuck.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden death conspiracy theories

Osama bin Laden Dead - Osama Bin Laden Death Conspiracy

Can US Offer Final Proof Of Osama's Death?

The announcement that 9/11 mastermind and international terrorist Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. intelligence forces in a mansion outside Islamabad, Pakistan, has ignited both the world's media and its conspiracy theorists.

Even as crowds gathered outside the White House and at Ground Zero to celebrate and remember lost loved ones, conspiracy-minded theorists were busy speculating in online forums as to the true nature of this announcement and the circumstances surrounding it.

Many of the commentators simply don't buy the story - because they believe bin Laden was already dead. He was killed by coalition forces in the Battle of Tora Bora in 2001. Or he succumbed to kidney failure or diabetes or lung disease or Addison's disease or Marfan syndrome or perhaps even asthma. 

The idea that bin Laden was long dead was not the sole domain of conspiracy researchers. Many government officials agreed with them as well. Former CIA case officer Robert Baer said of bin Laden in 2008, "Of course he's dead." FBI counterterrorism chief Dale Watson thought he was "probably" dead. Former U.S. foreign intelligence officer and Boston University professor Angelo M. Codevilla went even further: "All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama bin Laden." Professor David Ray Griffin, formerly of California's Claremont School of Theology, agreed with him and wrote a book in 2010 that claimed bin Laden died of kidney-related issues in 2001 while living in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, herself assassinated in 2007, believed that bin Laden had been "murdered" by fellow terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. 

Many of those who believe that bin Laden has been dead for years also claim that U.S. intelligence forces have faked various recordings and videos to keep the threat alive to justify foreign adventures such as Iraq and stoke the fears of a country rapidly losing enthusiasm for a war in Afghanistan that is moving into its second decade. 

Bin Laden’s identity has supposedly been confirmed by DNA testing against the DNA of his sister but it’s doubtful that those who believed him to be dead for many years will be swayed by that evidence. Certain wags have already joked that bin Laden’s body has been merely “thawed out” after years in cold storage. The fact that the death announcement came eight years to the day from former-President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech is seen as the administration tacitly winking at those in the know. Many are already demanding to see the long-form death certificate.

The date, May 1, is also a day loaded with political and occult significance. May 1st is known around the world as International Worker’s Day and is celebrated widely. By releasing the news on May Day, President Obama has forced his unwitting political opponents to celebrate the same holiday as socialists, communists, and anarchists. Pretty sneaky, Mr. President

May 1 is also Beltane to the Celts and Walpurgis Night to Germanic peoples, both significant holidays on the pagan and Satanic calendars. Beltane has been described as a “festival of optimism” closely linked to fertility rituals (it is spring, after all) and the burning of bonfires in rituals of purification. Walpurgis Night is also associated with bonfires and dancing.


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