Archive for October, 2012


Halloween


Lori and I hope you’ll be careful  prowling around  tonight, enjoy the holiday,

you never know ( who or what ) you might meet.

    

            

                               

                                                                                                            


Author: Lori Carter

We varied our route somewhat from what was stated last night. We didn’t actually get on the road until 7:18 after we got gas. We took the route out 52 West with a left turn onto “V” as planned. We then took a left on 1002, which goes by the pig farm we had the pictures of the weird hand in the dumpster from. The area around the pig farm has changed, The gate was open, but the house that sat at the top of the farm is gone. It is unknown whether it was torn down or if some natural catastrophe happened. The dumpster where we found the deformed “pig” appendage are no longer up by the gate, so we just kept going and did not linger.

Our method for shooting pictures is simple. We drive slowly down the roads, stopping for a few seconds, enough time to shoot one or two pictures into areas that draw our attention. We are using two cameras now instead of one. I shoot a picture off to my side when we stop, and often shoot up the road and behind us as we go. This is more of a precaution than research, because we believe that the human element in our abduction could have approached us from the rear.

We continued, crossing over 7001 at 7:43, crossing 5001 at 7:58 and driving past Island Mound (the site of a famous Civil war battle.) We turned around at K Highway at 8:04 and decided to go back the way we came instead of taking “K” to “52” and back into town. We stopped at Island Mound on the way back, and Richard walked the fence line. I took this picture of him as he stood inside the gate. You can clearly see an orb up to the left of him. If you enlarge the picture you can see that it was in motion.

Orb Moving toward Richard at Island Mound

 

We continued down 1002 back to “V”, went left on “52” at 8:49 toward Butler. We decided to take a detour on the way down the dairy road. We call it this because it runs behind a Dairy Farm on “52” but we haven’t been able to locate a street sign. We had found several oddities along this road on previous trips. We drove down, over the bridge, and turned around just past a hunting cabin. We went down “Dairy” road at 8:55 and exited there around 9:20. We arrived home at 9:35. As far as we can tell, we did not lose any time on this trip. We will share the findings of our photos after Richard has had time to process them all.

Pre Trip Post


Because of all the weird events over the last few years, we have decided that we will prepost a message on here when we make trips. It is 6:53 PM, Tuesday October 23, 2012. We will be leaving the house in  few minutes heading down Highway 52 West toward Virginia, Missouri. We will turn left on Highway V and then turn left at the second road, take it to Highway K and back out to 52 heading back in to Butler. This estimated time should take us no more than 2 hours including a stop for gas. We will share our finds in this area within the next few days.


These articles you’ll find in the Hall of Havoc ,are  a door to an improvised armory of sorts, .  .   In this area  we will discuss means of self-defense, tools that can be converted to weapons, decorative and functional arms and other hopefully useful precautions you might be able to take in extreme situations.

In the tongue in cheek world of zombie talk some believe, and are preparing for a time of upheaval, at the very least a time of civil unrest, a change in people, one that may threaten all we hold dear.

Whether that change is drug or disease induced madness in a population, a real supernatural or extraterrestrial event, or just men and women turning away from sane answers to societies problems, and embracing violence as a way of life, massive civil disorder , whatever that change, I agree there is wisdom in planning for you and your families personal defense.

What you find here will be suggestions for a worse case scenario,  things that might be found nearby, things that might be easily put together.   Tools you can use for self defense, (you have to remember weapons like the Nunchuku, the Tonfa, and others were originally farm implements used  in the in places where it was a crime for the average  man to own a sword.)  The common man has protected himself for centuries with weapons  used for reaping crops butchering animals and breaking stone.
Take what you find here and sort out what is useful to you but first and foremost remember the context it is offered in,,also look into the laws of your state your county or your city and be legally aware before making any decisions or purchases

I have to admit, with Halloween only a short time away, I was lured, as many are, into a binge of monster movies. Lori and I have seen more than a few zombie flicks during this month.

Normally I try to make a costume for Halloween. In fact I won the contest on the square 5 years in a row doing this, and had a ball making each costume.  But this year, not really into the public part of it, I was thinking a bit more practical, about, not only the flicks we’d watched, but about the serious nature of the worlds decline. 

Maybe some will be confused; I know we have more means of entertainment than ever before, more innovations to make the mundane chores less time consuming and medical updates and improvements in procedures and medicines available. All are a literal God send to many like me.

But a point proven repeatedly through history still rings true. Not all individuals or cultures can handle success.   Rome became lax in their decline and allowed their slaves to enter the army. In fact a large portion of the standing armies were at times non-Roman.  Unburdened by Patrician pride or any true loyalty to Roman law, these men realized whoever controlled the armies, had the real power. They also were being called back from costly foreign campaigns, at the pressure, undoubtedly, of the Senate and the rich that controlled the senate.

Reducing foreign lines of defense was a sign of weakness that the barbarian people of the Britain’s, Anglo Saxons, Jutes, and Vandals, among others, easily recognized.  The rest is history, one we seem to be reliving in the present. Make no mistake; the trappings of success are by no means a surety of security in a turbulent world.  They are just opulent baubles that further infuriate and embitter second and third world nations tired of our presence, unable to let us just walk away.  The similarities of history and the present seem starkly clear to me.

Okay, back to Halloween, bearing in mind that there are many of these sort of threats, present, and of course the Zombie Apocalypse! We should consider the scenario of a suddenly present threat, where Creepers, Rioters, or bands of Marauding thugs were present, seeking to break into homes to victimize and take the resources of those in their home. What might you do in a siege type scenario to protect entrances to your home, and how could you do it with the least vulnerability possible?

Well, if your home is impregnable (few are) and you have supplies you have it covered. If you have a full suit of Kevlar, you may have the gunfire issue under control.   But let’s say you don’t, you have been sitting around watching news reports until the stations go off the air, never really wanting to believe this nightmare would reach you, occasionally going to windows and doors to peek out.   If you wait until the Boogey man, in whatever form he shows up in, arrives and is hammering at your door with the intent to get in, you’re probably S.O.L.

Maybe you have guns and bullets. They, depending on how much you have, may get used up fast.  They also might be a signal beacon to those wanting what you have to try all the harder to leave with it.  So the precious commodity of firearms and ammunition will be precious and hoarded, not used recklessly.  None of the ballistic strategies will be the first choice. Just remember the scene years ago on TV of two black rioters attacking a truck driver with a brick, and I’ve made my point.

So, I thought about what the average American family might have around, things you could use as defensive clothing like Riot armor the police have used for decades. It came together pretty easily.  The shield was the only the thing I thought you might need to manufacture. The other stuff could easily be put together if you had a heavy duty glue gun, some kid’s baseball and skateboarding equipment.  Oh yea, and a roll of duct tape.

My armor was painted in a camo style because I’m into my guns and had just customized one.  The shin and knee protection are from a catcher wears, and the elbow guards for skateboarding, and finally a hard hat, a face guard from a paint ball mask and the front plate from an Iron Man mask (with its eye openings enlarged);these were used.

I went through about 8 or 9 sticks of hot glue. First I used metal snips to open the eyes holes and hot glued the iron man mask in place into the front of the forehead and crown area of the hard hat. Secondly I removed a badly scratched up set of goggles from the paintball mask and glued this in place over the iron man mask. It was made of a dense rubber and I felt it was adequate reinforcement for the face plate.  I then took some shooting glasses that will take a 177 caliper pellet without breaking, and glued them in place after removing the bars that rest on your ears. I left an opening on the underside of them so air could get in, to keep them from fogging up.   The top was connected firmly to the under section of the face plate and hard hat above sealing the top from debris that might enter there.

The idea is it would have to be something you could put on fast, and detach yourself from quickly if you needed to move quicker (run).   So I figured that a kid’s shin guards were long enough to protect a man’s forearms to some degree. The knee pads might fit as elbow protection, and other pieces might be used on the upper arm, not pretty but a good deal of protection for the arm you would hold your weapon with.  I figured gloves of most kinds with a smaller pad on the back of the hand would be good enough.

To do this, I took a smaller knee or elbow pad, one that has a band like back that firmly keeps it in place. I cut a hole about the size of a fifty cent piece in this fabric on the back side of it. Then with the glove on, I stretched it over my hand allowing my thumb to come out the hole. This secures it on the hand yet allows gripping use of the hand. The back of the hand and knuckles are well protected from that side.  Kind of turtle shell in appearance, these pads would be a great thing to use, as spur of the moment riot gear.

Finally, a shield for the other arm, to keep scratching wounds away at a distance, to deflect and absorb blows from a weapon. We’re not talking about King Arthur here. We’re talking about a little piece of plywood with two straps that are screwed, nailed or attached somehow to the back. The wider these are the more control it gives. It stabilizes the shield on the arm, and you hold one strap, the one attached in a smaller loop. Your forearm should rest snugly in the other. Place these in the center of the shield’s back. This will put your hand and elbow out of harm’s way.

It will allow you to use the shield as a weapon as well, striking both in front of you and behind you if you pressed with its edge. You would be surprised at the punishing power that is focused in that edge when it is swung hard into something.

Anyway, I painted it and made a quick short sword using a heavy straight blade that holds an amazing edge, a pipe I hammered on as a handle, some duct tape wrapping and to keep my hand from sliding if it got sweaty, 3 curtain rings, 2 stacked and slid over the blade down to the handle. The hollow well around the blade, in both, I filled with hot glue, a surprisingly substantial guard.  The last ring was squeezed over the pommel a bit and it’s well was filled with glue. The grip was duct tape. I had an old machete sheath it fit well in.

In my case, I am a sword fan with years of martial arts experience. Practicing with one of various types, our house would not need one thrown together from odd pieces. The point is, weapons with a little imagination, could be thrown together to serve for a short time.  I went overboard because it’s a fun challenge, and I’m a little too artistic at times, but the result you’re looking for is a protective covering for as much of your body as possible.

In a world of limited access to and existence of medical facilities, staying un-banged up, un-cut and un-bruised will be very important. If your legs are injured you’re in a heap of trouble. If your eyes or head are damaged, it’s a similar case. These are fun problem solving exercises for a time hopefully none of us ever have to see, but in the meantime it’s good to remember we live in a changing, volatile world. It may not be such a sin to err on the side of caution, not so paranoid to address the possibilities.

You pay for different forms of insurance, for your home, your family and your car, but the only insurance you can have against the dark days that may well be ahead of us and the bad decisions of our leaders are a realistic, understanding of human nature, and a little preparation.   You may feel silly doing it now, but then again you may cherish the wisdom you used in doing it, later.


Sept the 28th 2012 was almost a no go for a number of reasons, and  there’s no way around it, we were having troubles coping.

I say that because getting ready isn’t that hard. Getting dressed to go is much simpler, and the equipment necessary just not that rough to select.

But we were hesitant, me especially. I had that same feeling I’ve got numerous times before that makes me unsure if its a good idea that night.

Allowing for instincts to play that much of a part in your decision making process, is restrictive to say the least, but that’s if you listen to it.   Lori’s and mine,(our instincts ) are no psychic marvel but they have been very accurate.

They’ve shown us (we believe ) on occasion, times we never should have left the house, and on others taken us out on nights that our best finds took place.

Photos of figures, things following the vehicle were in, actually compressing our roof in a heavy impact, that good/bad stuff. Unfortunately it’s the trace evidence, the proof of things seen that further proves the phenomena.

attempt to sort out a form in an inverted photo, did i get close?

objects to the south of 52 highway as we headed east.

The night was heavy atmospherically. It was humid ,  with a full moon or one very close to it.The area we were looking into was a couple of rural  highways  and the off roads connected to them in a fairly wooded area.  It has been a focus of our attention since we found a Grey in daylight one late afternoon. More importantly, in a great experience of two of our friends, two Nurses saw the same object.  They traveling in the same general direction home, fifteen or twenty minutes apart.  

In this general area another lady working at the same facility, mentioned an experience her son and a friend had while hunting, seeing a  similar object in the woods, it setting on the forest floor close to the area and time of the nurse’s sightings.

We took the country club drive out through Butlers south side to 52 Highway and headed east.  Because of my state of mind I wasn’t taking pictures as quickly as usual, but I focused on the sky to the south as we drove east.  As you’re well aware, using a flash on the night sky reduces your vision even further, down to the perimeter of light caused by the flash, so I was shooting without it, and really just hopeful that later, when the examination of the photos began, some shape or silhouette might be found.

This is not as ridiculous as it sounds. You can trip on objects walking across a dark yard or through a dark house. Your visibility of the sky may seem clearer, further but that’s only while a portion of the sunset exists.  You would be amazed just what can be near you, outside of the circle of vision the night allows.

So I took images at intervals, slowing to a stop for them as we worked our way down O-Highway, and then crossed over to N-Highway on our way back to 52 and Butler.  We’ve  explained why long stops are no good, within the sight of houses or farms, or even on roads or highways remote and sparsely housed.    There were sounds. There are always sounds,  but mostly it was the expected. 

Early on I saw something out to the right of the car. It was a  faint two white lights with a dull glow between, but I had thought it  nothing striking enough to stop for, probably just two stationary lights.  I couldn’t make out the color of the glow but thought it was red. Later I found it was.
There was that and an object much closer, within 100 yards of us, just around a turn. It was crossing over the road about 40 ft up,  probably much less.  It was moving, I think, into the south west and was lost in the darkness again after it had moved a short distance. It is remarkable, though, because it was in the vague outer edge of the cars headlights, just long enough to give up a portion of it’s shape, it’s outline.   Now I’m not suggesting that there wasn’t more higher up, or on the other side of it, immersed in darkness. The shape I was able to discern wasn’t something the pilots at Butlers airport would describe as aerodynamic, and it wasn’t all that was seen that night.

Backing up to a gate, we had difficulty turning. The road was more a trail with grass grown high in the middle. As we backed up I thought I saw something through the bars and jumped a bit, cussing myself as I took pictures, then out my side.  Lori inched back and forth getting out without having to test the four wheel drive in a ditch and we headed back for the small high way.

But, while in that turn, we were near something, something watching us in curiosity ? It was something that appeared to have large orange eyes.  FACES in the brush, in the ditches, or the tree groves are nothing new. We believe we have images of at least 10 different types of (Things). We  don’t say alien for a very good reason. We have no way of knowing exactly what we’re finding,  or its place of origin.  Some of those home addresses may be much more terrestrial than we’d be comfortable with.

The origins of these objects and the pilots  within them is even further clouded with the “Drone Menace !”.  Sounds like a really bad star wars movie, doesn’t it?    If the numbers of them in the air are true, how are we to know  the variety of shapes these might take? Or why they would be flying so low over our neighborhoods and public roads. Of what interest could too old UFO researchers be to our government?

No, I believe these craft (the drones) are obviously at work and at war, but there has been such a variety to the weirdness we have found that I think it even exceeds our countries capabilities, its intentions.   Like God, we apparently are not supposed to understand their motives or thinking.   We don’t try anymore. We merely record what we find and  pray that extraterrestrial life, governments, or whatever the  force seen or unseen, able to rule us, is  a benevolent  one.

These objects must be captured in as many images as possible; deer cameras or more sophisticated video equipment. Almost everyone has a video camera these days within their sophisticated phone or in their camera, even birdwatchers now have the option of purchasing a set of binoculars with a video camera attached to it, to record everything found within it’s two lenses.

The answer is so simple. If you truly want to find something , you generally have to get up and look. These truths all come at a cost. Is it one your willing to pay?

Richard Carter.