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VIDEO: An Air Force Officer’s Unbelievable UFO Encounter in Rendlesham Forest

VIDEO: An Air Force Officer’s Unbelievable UFO Encounter in Rendlesham Forest

The Rendlesham Forest Incident is one of the United Kingdom’s most famous UFO sightings. Check out the following video, new from New York Post’s “The Basement Office” series, as an air force officer describes his firsthand account of investigating a “craft of unknown origin” in the Rendlesham Forest in 1980.

NEWS: Prime D.B. Cooper Suspect Dies

NEWS: Prime D.B. Cooper Suspect Dies

The true identity of the mysterious “D.B. Cooper” has captivated investigators and conspiracy theorists for decades, but it seems the mystery may always remain unsolved - especially now, as the prime suspect in the case has died. Check out the news story, as reported by Coast to Coast AM.

NEWS: Man Says He's Captured Video of a 25-to-30-Foot-Long Monster Shark

NEWS: Man Says He's Captured Video of a 25-to-30-Foot-Long Monster Shark

Is it Megalodon? Nah, but a man vacationing near Cape Cod believes he did catch sight of a 25-to-30-foot-long Great White Shark, and has a video to prove it. Could it really be a monster Great White, or is this a classic case of misidentification? If it’s a GWS, then it’s one of the biggest ever on record! Read the details and then click to see the video as it first appeared on Geekologie.

VIDEO: Ben Mezrich on Why He Believes in UFOs and You Should Too...

VIDEO: Ben Mezrich on Why He Believes in UFOs and You Should Too...

Author Ben Mezrich discusses the UFO phenomenon, the reasons why he believes UFOs exist, and also why you should believe in them too! What do you think of his ideas? Check out the videos here!

NEWS: Bear Opens Van Doors 'Like a Person' in Tennessee

NEWS: Bear Opens Van Doors 'Like a Person' in Tennessee

Can you imagine coming out to your minivan for a quick family ice cream trip, and instead finding a giant, hairy creature with a mouth full of teeth inside?! No, it’s not Sasquatch, but in “weird news of the day,” a family in Tennessee caught sight of a big bear standing upright and using his dextrous paws to open their van doors! Does this prove that bear sightings can often be mistaken for Bigfoot sightings? Or is there just more to this strange world than we are typically get the chance to witness? Read the full article and watch the video here.

NEWS: The Pentagon Has a Laser That Can Identify People From a Distance — By Their Heartbeat

NEWS: The Pentagon Has a Laser That Can Identify People From a Distance — By Their Heartbeat

Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance. A new device, developed for the Pentagon after US Special Forces requested it, can identify people without seeing their face: instead it detects their unique cardiac signature with an infrared laser.

VIDEO: 5 Scary Shadow People Videos That Will Keep You Up At Night

VIDEO: 5 Scary Shadow People Videos That Will Keep You Up At Night

Don’t let the ubiquitous red circle on the video cover image fool you - the shadow people captured in this footage are more than vague shadowy blobs. Whatever they’re true nature, paranormal, hoaxed, or “other”, they are just as described: scary. Check out the video, 5 Scary Shadow People Videos That Will Keep You Up at Night, and decide for yourself just what you’re witnessing! Preferably in the daytime… with all the house lights on… surrounded by happy thoughts. Enjoy!

Here's a List of Every Episode Featured in The Confessionals Intro!

Here's a List of Every Episode Featured in The Confessionals Intro!

We get quite a stack of emails in The Confessionals’ inbox, and one of the questions we’re asked most frequently is, “What episodes are featured in your show’s intro?!” From the episode with the giant in the cave, to the guy who slithered over the floor, to the long bony fingers curling under the door, listeners are intrigued by the episode excerpts featured in the show’s opening montage! So after many inquiries, it finally occurred to us to bring those intriguing episodes to you all in one place!

NEWS: UFO Data Names States with the Most & Least UFO Sightings Per Capita

NEWS: UFO Data Names States with the Most & Least UFO Sightings Per Capita

Whether you believe in them or not, UFOs are currently a hot topic in the United States as civilians, military personnel, and politicians alike are calling for more disclosure about mysterious unidentified flying objects. It also makes it a perfect time to start searching the skies for your own UFO sighting! And where better to do that then in the U.S. states with the most UFO sightings? According to data from the National UFO Reporting Center and compiled by the folks at Satellite Internet, every single state has reports of eerie lights, erratically moving aircraft, or mysterious metal saucers. So where can you find the best hotspots for glimpsing a UFO?

Written Confession: A Vivid Dream of Something Evil Under the North Pole

Written Confession: A Vivid Dream of Something Evil Under the North Pole

The dream happened back when I was in my early 20's. I can't remember exactly how old I was or the time of year. I do remember I was home from College for the weekend, and I was taking a nap on the couch on a Sunday morning while my mother was at church. In the dream, I could see everything going on, but I wasn't participating. I was actively watching, but was not part of the group I saw. In the dream, I saw a group of scientists, bundled up in cold weather clothing walking across a snowy landscape. In the dream, I knew they were at the North Pole. Not sure how I knew, I just did. The scientist were in a small group, approximately 3-5 people and they were using different devices for measuring data and testing the ice. I remember they were drilling very deep into the ice to take core samples, and for some reason the depth of 1.5 miles was in my mind.

Written Confession: The Broken-Necked Deerman

Written Confession: The Broken-Necked Deerman

We had a house fire and had to move in with my grandmother for a time while the insurance was sorted and our new house was built. Luckily, the land my grandmother owns had an old farm house near her own home that she mostly used for storage. It had water and electricity, so we were good to go.

10 Historic UFO Photos Taken Around the World

10 Historic UFO Photos Taken Around the World

Start looking skyward - July 2 is World UFO Day! Held on July 2 every year in commemoration of the infamous 1947 Roswell UFO Incident, World UFO Day turns a spotlight on the endless and ever-growing phenomenon of UFO sightings all over the world. Are these UFOs secret government aircrafts? Extraterrestrial visitations? A little of both? While the true identity of UFOs is still hotly under debate, it cannot be denied that for over a century - and quite possibly in many centuries past - people have been witnessing unidentified flying objects in the skies.

Written Confession: Strange Activity and Orbs in the Bedroom

Written Confession: Strange Activity and Orbs in the Bedroom

I’m at work as I post this, but I got two notifications and I checked the live feed. The two captures was the door opening and shutting two times and then the live feed shortly after shows a couple of orbs.

VIDEO: Tony Joins Bigfoot Odyssey as a Guest Host

VIDEO: Tony Joins Bigfoot Odyssey as a Guest Host

On June 5, 2019, Tony joined Bigfoot Odyssey on YouTube as a guest host on the episode "RESEARCHERS REPORT #5 Joe Vogel Sees Huge Sasquatch While Camping.” Check out the episode below for an entertaining interview and discussion about Sasquatch! Thanks to Bigfoot Odyssey for the opportunity to come on the show!

VIDEO: Dr. Michael Heiser Discusses Ancient Aliens, Nephilim, & the Book of Enoch

VIDEO: Dr. Michael Heiser Discusses Ancient Aliens, Nephilim, & the Book of Enoch

The topics of Nephilim, aliens, and the Book of Enoch have arisen a number of times on The Confessionals Podcast. Some of those references include, but are not limited to, Episode 18: L.A. Marzulli - UFOs & Nephilim Giants, Episode 42: The Genesis 6 Conspiracy with Gary Wayne, and Episode 122: Secret Military Enochian Technology, as well as blog posts like The Confessionals Exclusive: Are Old Legend Giants Living in the Modern Day World? and 10 Historical Facts About Enochian - the Language of Angels and the Occult. So it’s safe to say these ancient and intriguing subjects are of great interest to us!

LIVE EVENT: The Confessionals Podcast at Pennhurst Asylum's 2019 ParaCon!

LIVE EVENT: The Confessionals Podcast at Pennhurst Asylum's 2019 ParaCon!

COMING SOON! Attention Philly and surrounding areas - Tony Merkel and some of The Confessionals’ team members will be attending Pennhurst Asylum's 2019 ParaCon Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21! The weekend will be packed with activities, vendors, and celebrity guests such as Grant Wilson, Steve Gonsalves, and Dave Tango of "Ghost Hunters," Mike Dolan and Brian McCauley of "The Demon Files," John Zaffis, Katrina Weidman, Brian J. Cano, and Christopher Saint Booth.

Written Confession: Lizard Man on the Swampy Side of the Road

Written Confession: Lizard Man on the Swampy Side of the Road

In July of 2016 some friends (we'll call them Cole, Cody, Nick and Josh) and I were walking home from a party around 3am. We were going to Cole's house since he was house sitting for his grandma. Her house is also haunted but we'll save that for another post. Anyway, we were walking from this party, which was about a half a mile away from Cole's place and the road we had to walk on gets crazy dark at night.

Creature Feature Friday: STICK MEN

Creature Feature Friday: STICK MEN

You read that right: today’s creature feature Friday is Stick Men. Though reports are rare, people around the world have been glimpsing black, two-dimensional stick men that resemble cartoon stick figures. These bizarre sightings sound almost absurd - how could a stick figure drawing come to life? - but are growing in prevalence. Take a closer look at these weird cryptids that seem to have walked right off the drawing page:

Scary Pictures of Shadow People Caught on Camera

Scary Pictures of Shadow People Caught on Camera

Did you really see that? Out of the corner of your eye - something quick, something dark. It kind of looked like… well, like a person. But when you turn your head, you see… nothing. Was it just your imagination? Now you second-guess yourself, thinking your mind was playing tricks on you. After all, there’s nobody there. It’s only shadows… right?