The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado: One of the most creepiest and haunted places in the US, just for Halloween

On Oct. 30, 1874, acclaimed horror author Stephen King stayed in The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the hotel that inspired the famous Overlook Hotel in “The Shining.” The Rocky Mountains are home to a hotel that’s widely considered one of the most haunted places in America and it has ties to a renowned horror film. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is said to be haunted by several different ghosts, from past owners to children, and even a couple pets. Along with its haunted reputation, the Colonial Revival-style hotel also inspired author Stephen King to write “The Shining,” one of his most popular novels that was adapted into a 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson. Haunted history of The Stanley Hotel The Stanley Hotel was built by inventor Freelan Oscar (F.O.) Stanley , who moved out to Colorado hoping that the fresh air and plentiful sunlight would relieve his tuberculosis. When he arrived in 1903, he was weak and underweight, but after just one season, hotel staff says his health was restored. The hotel says Stanley was so overjoyed that he vowed to return each summer and ended up building the hotel to bring a level of sophistication to the region. The Stanley Hotel opened in 1909. Stanley died in 1940 at the age of 91, but his spirit is said to still roam the hotel. Specifically, staff says he’s often spotted in the hotel’s billiard room and bar. Stanley’s wife, Flora, has also reportedly been spotted in the hotel and is known to tickle the keys of a piano. Ghosts in the haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado Staircase in lobby of Stanley Hotel Another ghost that’s been said to show up is a former housekeeper of the hotel, Elizabeth Wilson or Mrs. Wilson. Tour guides say Wilson was lighting lanterns in room 217 when she was seriously injured in an explosion. She survived the blast but passed away years later. Now, it seems Wilson is a regular in room 217. Guests report items being moved, luggage being packed up and lights going off and on. It also seems Wilson is rather conservative – guides say she’s not a fan of unmarried couples. People who aren’t married have reported feeling a cold presence between them while in bed. [embedded content] Room 217 where Stephen King stayed The famous Room 217 at the haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado The spirits aren’t limited to adults. Tour guides say the ghost of a child with autism also roams the grounds and is known to play with the hair of guests. Staff says the boy, named Billy, is drawn to people who work with people with autism or are familiar with the developmental disorder. On the fourth floor, guests have also reported hearing children running around, laughing and playing. Guides say that’s where nannies and the kids they watched would spend much of their time back in the day. Not all of the hotel’s purported ghosts stand on two legs. There’s a pet cemetery on the grounds that guides say is the final resting place of some of the owners’ animals. Staff says the ghosts of a cat and a dog have been seen roaming around. During a recent appearance on “The View,” Stephen King explained that he was living in Boulder, working on “The Stand,” when he and his wife took a weekend off from their kids. “We ended up staying at a place called The Stanley Hotel,” said King. “It was their last day of the season. Everybody was leaving and nobody was coming in, and we said ‘can we check in?’” An employee told King that they could stay if they could pay cash, because the hotel had already sent its credit receipts back to Denver. King happened to have the money. “We were the only people in that hotel and the wind was whistling outside and the rooms were all empty.” Legend has it that during King’s stay in room 217, he had a lucid nightmare about his young son being chased around the hotel. Guides say the author jerked out of bed, went outside to smoke a cigarette and that’s when he started to lay the groundwork for “The Shining.” Over the years, many people have claimed to have captured the ghosts of the hotel on camera. One instance was in 2016. During tours of the hotel, guides also share some of the photos that they say show the spirits.

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Mysterious “Object A” (2020-063G) left in orbit by China’s ‘Spaceplane’ baffles astronomers

China’s new space plane returned to Earth on Sept. 6th. But it left something behind in orbit, an item of unknown character called “Object A” by the US military. A view of the Jiuquan launch center from the Sentinel-2 satellite. China’s reusable experimental spacecraft launched from the facility Sept. 4. Credit: Modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2020 Last night in the Netherlands, Marco Langbroek tracked it across the sky using a hand-pointed video camera. “It showed slow but marked brightness changes, between magnitude +4 and invisible (fainter than +7),” says Langbroek. “The light curve shows two brightness peaks, and two major fading episodes. Peak-to-peak period is about 80 seconds, so if this is due to a tumble, it is a slow tumble.“ [embedded content] Object A is also a source of radio transmissions. Amateur radio operator Scott Tilley has detected it at 2280 MHz, and says that the radio signal waxes and wanes with a period near 80 seconds–akin to Langbroek’s light curve.  Had some time this morning to reduce the Chinese spaceplane OBJECT A data and compare to @Marco_Langbroek visual results. Interestingly the fading and null timing I was seeing was close to his 80 sec measurement. — Scott Tilley (@coastal8049) September 20, 2020 What does it all mean? Speculation is that Object A is either an inspector satellite used to inspect the outside of the Chinese space plane before landing; or maybe some jettisoned support module. This does not appear to be just a piece of debris. Radio observers discovered that it sends a signal in the L-band near 2280 MHz, something debris doesn’t do. The Chinese spaceplane appears to have released a satellite object 46395. These observations indicate it emits on 2280MHz. The modulation appears unusual for a Chinese satellite. — Scott Tilley (@coastal8049) September 14, 2020 So, this appears to be an interesting object that had or has some function, including a radio data signal downlink. It does not appear to have manoeuvered so far, and if it is tumbling (see below) it isn’t likely to do so. Speculation is that it is either an inspector satellite used to inspect the outside of the Chinese spaceplane before landing: or maybe some jettisoned support module. The ejection from the ‘Reusable Test Spacecraft’ appears to have taken place some two revolutions before landing, or perhaps even earlier In other words, no one knows! More mysterious space news on SatTrackCam, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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351 sea turtles found dead in 6 months on same coast where 137 sea lions died in Mexico

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt WhatsApp Hundreds of turtles and sea lions ahve been found dead on the same stretch of beach in Mexico. Picture via Youtube video Environmental groups say a total of 351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead so far this year on the same stretch of Baja California coast where authorities found a total of 137 dead, beached sea lions last week. The Mexican Center for Environmental Law and the Center for Biological Diversity said Friday the deaths showed the need for a ban on net and line fishing in the Gulf of Ulloa area off the Pacific coast. Authorities had previously said the sea lions did not show signs of injuries from getting caught up in fishing nets or lines. But the activists said that nets are one of the main causes of sea turtle deaths. [embedded content] The bodies were found along an 80 mile (130km) stretch of coast in the area of Comondu, in Baja California Sur state. More information on KTIV, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you! Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt WhatsApp Previous articleHow To Increase Your Concentration Time Next articleWest Coast wildfires continue to rage with 11 states reporting 87 large fires Follow Strange Sounds to discover amazing, weird and unexpected phenomena around the world. Be curious!

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Unprecedented numbers of birds are mysteriously dropping dead from the sky in New Mexico

‘Hundreds of thousands, if not millions!’ New Mexico sees massive migratory bird deaths. birds mysteriously fall dead from the sky in New Mexico, leaving scientists baffled. Picture: Martha Desmond/New Mexico State University Over the past few weeks, various species of migratory birds are dying in “unprecedented” numbers of unknown causes.  And this growing number of birds in southern New Mexico that have mysteriously died have wildlife experts scratching their heads. “It is terribly frightening,” Desmond said. “We’ve never seen anything like this. … We’re losing probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds.“ In August, large numbers of birds were found dead at White Sands Missile Range and at the White Sands National Monument in what was thought to be an isolated incident, Desmond said.  After that, however, came reports of birds behaving strangely and dying in numerous locations in Doña Ana County, Jemez Pueblo, Roswell, Socorro and other locations statewide. The affected birds have included warblers, sparrows, swallows, blackbirds, flycatchers, and the western wood pewee. The biologists noted that the majority of the dying birds are insectivores, but that seed eaters were sickening and dying as well. “A number of these species are already in trouble,” Desmond said. “They are already experiencing huge population declines and then to have a traumatic event like this is – it’s devastating.”  Only on Saturday, 300 bird carcasses were discovered at Knox Hall on the university of New Mexico main campus. The day before, residents living around also found birds behaving strangely and gathering in large groups before dying.  Dead migratory birds in New Mexico. Picture: Martha Desmond/New Mexico State University “People have been reporting that the birds look sleepy … they’re just really lethargic,” Cutler said. “One thing we’re not seeing is our resident birds mixed in with these dead birds. We have resident birds that live here, some of them migrate and some of them don’t, but we’re not getting birds like roadrunners or quail or doves.”  On the other hand, numerous migratory species are dying rapidly and it is not immediately clear why, although the cause appears to be recent. Biologists said the birds had moulted, replacing their feathers in preparation for their flight south, “and you have to be healthy to do that; but somewhere after that, as they initiated their migratory route, they got in trouble.“ The biologists guessed the cause might involve the wildfires ravaging the western U.S. and dry conditions in New Mexico. “They may have been pushed out before they were ready to migrate,” Desmond said. “They have to put on a certain amount of fat for them to be able to survive the migration. These birds migrate at night and they get up in the jet stream, and they might migrate for three nights in succession, they’ll come down and they’ll feed like crazy, put on more fat and go again.”  The birds will be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore. for further analysis. “Over 3 billion birds have died since 1970. Insect populations are crashing, and this is just an unprecedented mortality…” What’s new with the new technologies? More information about the mysterious bird deaths in New Mexico on LC-Sun, KOB, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you! A growing number of birds in southern New Mexico that have mysteriously died have wildlife experts scratching their heads. “It appears to be an unprecedented and a very large number,” said Martha Desmond, a professor at NMSU’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology. “It’s very difficult to put a finger on exactly what that number is, but I can say it would easily be in the hundreds of thousands of birds.” Desmond is working with a group of wildlife experts from the Bureau of Land Management, NMSU and White Sands Missile Range to get to the bottom of why they’ve been seeing a sudden uptick in deaths. They said one potential reason could be the cold snap that passed through the state last week. “What is odd is the fact that we’re seeing this occur beforehand and we’re seeing it occur since then,” Desmond said. Environmental conditions like droughts could have also played a part in the deaths. “It can be related to some of the drought conditions. It could also be related to the fires in the west. There may have been some damage to these birds in their lungs.  It may have pushed them out early when they weren’t ready to migrate,” Desmond said. Other researchers across the state are also exploring different theories because they said this phenomenon is not normal. “On the missile range we might in a week find, get a report of less than half a dozen birds,” said Trish Butler, a wildlife biologist at White Sands Missile Range. “This last week we’ve had a couple hundred, so that really got our attention.” People can help wildlife officials by reporting any groups of dead birds on the iNaturalist app. “If people can, we would ask that they collect the birds, use gloves or a bag to pick it up,” Desmond said. “We don’t advocate touching the birds with their hands. Bag them, double bag them and put them in the freezer.”

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