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Not Your Normal Abnormal

Alien abduction has become, if not common, common knowledge to the public. Ever since Betty and Barney Hill were abducted in 1961 we’ve had a very clear image of the experience with each case seeming to confirm the last. But there’s one that stands out for its oddness in a sea of strange. The 1973 Pascagoula abduction.

A “Zipping” Sound

Over the years, the details of the incident have been expanded upon and altered for political and religious purposes so I’m going to try and stick to the basics as originally related. The details are these:
On the night of October 11, 1973, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing on a pier in the Pascagoula River in Jackson County, Mississippi. Let’s face it, there wasn’t much else to do. While bating his hook, Hickson heard what he described as a “zipping” sound. When he looked up, he and Parker saw a 40 foot long, 10-foot high oval craft with two lights over the water. The craft was making the sound which seemed to paralyze the both of them. Out of the craft came several alien creatures. This is where our story changes from what would be considered the norm.

The visitors to Pascagoula. Drawing by the witnesses.

Instead of the typical Grays, there were three, five-foot-tall creatures. They were gray, yes, but had skin they described as elephant-like and covered in wrinkles. The ears and nose were cone-shaped and they had pincer-like hands. They hovered toward the two, lifted them up with an unseen force, and brought them aboard the craft. At this point Parker had passed out.

Aboard the craft, the two were examined. Again, the original account is shockingly different from the standard abduction. They were examined by a giant eye that seemed to be able to see through them, all the while a buzzing sound kept them from moving and kept their senses dulled. Afterward, they found themselves sitting back on the pier with Parker holding his hands in the air and screaming. For years, Hickson maintained that Parker had suffered severe trauma from the event. Parker vanishing from the spotlight for decades and then emerging with an altered story confirming his religious beliefs would seem to support this statement.

Afterward, they ran to the sheriff’s office and told him what happened.

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The Tape

At first glance, this story is too insane to believe. It’s easy to just chalk it up to hoaxing or two drunks. It’s just so out there that even in the bizarre world of UFO’s it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

But then there’s the tape.

You see, before the boys were put in a room for questioning, the Sheriff made sure to put a tape recorder under the table. During a break, he hit record without them knowing, hoping to catch them in the act of keeping their story straight. Instead, it was a tape that disturbed him to the core. It was two men, very frightened, trying to comfort each other after a brush with the unexplained. . .

Further Reading:
Pascagoula Abduction-Wikipedia
Pascagoula Alien Abduction-Aliensthetruth.com


Join us each week for more of Ted’s dark thoughts about the mysterious and strange, exclusively here at Haunted MTL.

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AI Journey: Little Red Riding Hood, Part 2

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Continuing our AI journey from last time exploring Little Red Riding Hood herself as the Big Bad Wolf… All of these are based upon the AI generated art and prompts using NightCafe and then created as posters in Canva.

Little Red Riding Hood as a wolf, Sinister style, Aug. 1, 2023
Sinister style, Aug. 1, 2023

How very… Phantom of the Opera predatory… this is definitely not what I had in mind. Maybe something more cutesy?

Little Red Riding Hood woman with wolf head instead of her own, Anime V2 style, Aug. 1, 2023
Anime V2 style, Aug. 1, 2023

Ugh. Maybe not.

Wolf face peering out of red hooded cape, Sinister style, Aug. 1, 2023
Sinister style, Aug. 1, 2023

Wow, that seems like such a cop out, cropping off the head so you don’t have to depict it. And I don’t want to lose the Little Red Riding Hood reference completely.

Wolf in sheep's clothing as Little Red Riding Hood, Artistic Portrait style, Aug. 1, 2023
Artistic Portrait style, Aug. 1, 2023

So no surprise there, I knew that was too many references to work.

And we continued to devolve, join us again next week for the final installment to see how this ended… And again, if you want to catch the last AI art journey, you can find it on Haunted MTL here.  To see more such devolutions into AI generated art, check out the Will the Real Jennifer Weigel Please Stand Up? blog.

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AI Journey: Little Red Riding Hood, Part 1

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And as promised in Big Bad Poetry, we shall embark on our next AI journey, this time looking at Little Red Riding Hood. I had wanted to depict her as the Big Bad Wolf one and the same, although maybe not so big nor bad. But it just wasn’t happening quite as planned. All of these are based upon the AI generated art and prompts using NightCafe and then created as posters in Canva.

Little Red Riding Hood beautiful woman with red cape hiding her wolf face.  Sinister style, July 29, 2023
Sinister style, July 29, 2023

So I actually like this even better than my original vision, it is playful and even a bit serene (especially given the Sinister style). The wolf is just being a wolf. It’s quite lovely, really. But it wasn’t what I had in mind, so I revisited the idea later to see if I could get that result…

Little Red Riding Hood with wolf face, Artistic Portrait style, Aug. 1, 2023
Artistic Portrait style, Aug. 1, 2023

Well, that’s not quite right…

Wolf face Little Red Riding Hood, Artistic Portrait style, Aug. 1, 2023
Artistic Portrait style, Aug. 1, 2023

Yeah more of the same…

What part of wolf face don't you understand?, Hyperreal style, Aug. 1, 2023
Hyperreal style, Aug. 1, 2023

And as you can see this is starting to devolve quickly. Join us again next week to see how this continued to develop… And if you want to catch the last AI art journey, you can find it on Haunted MTL here. To see more such devolutions into AI generated art, check out the Will the Real Jennifer Weigel Please Stand Up? blog.

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Big Bad poetry by Jennifer Weigel

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So considering my recent revival of a wolfwere and his Lucky Days and Nightmarish Nature’s hostile humanity, it seems we are due for a visit from Little Red Riding Hood, or perhaps even Big Bad himself… Here’s a poem on the subject by Jennifer Weigel.


Over the river and through the wood
flashed the fleet-footed Red Riding Hood
on her way to her “grandmother’s” house.

When running past, who should she see
but just one of the little pigs three
cowering like but a tiny mouse.

“But my dear piggy, what do you fear?”
Red Riding Hood asked as she slunk near,
teeth hidden under a sheepish smile.

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The nervous small pig looked up in fright
and decided that Red was alright,
missing the subtle clues by a mile.

“The Big Bad Wolf, that horrible beast
upon the other wee pigs did feast!”
the last little pig said with a squeal.

Red Riding Hood laughed with a great growl
and threw back her heavy long-robed cowl,
in a vast terrifying reveal.

For she was really the wolf Big Bad
hidden beneath the cape that he had
stolen from Red Riding Hood at point.

“And now I’ve caught you too my pretty
and surely t’wouldn’t be a pity
if I gobbled you up in this joint.”

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T’was then the wee pig leapt to his feet
And cried, “Big Bad Wolf, I shall defeat,
for I am no ordinary swine!”

The little pig also wore sheep’s clothes
spun in spells every woodland witch knows;
Old Granny herself was quite divine.

“Now give me back my granddaughter’s cape,
before I grab you by your ruffed nape
and send you pig-squealing down the road…”

The wolf dropped the cape and ran, that cur,
but Granny was swifter and hexed his fur
and the wolf she turned into a toad.

Thus the moral of this story goes,
when in the woods, no one really knows
what sheepish sheep’s clothing is a ruse
that big bad wolves and old witches use.

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So this is actually an intro to my next AI art journey with NightCafe which developed from me not getting the results I wanted (Little Red Riding Hood herself as a wolf). Here’s a preview with Eric’s versions as he is much more literal in his prompting than I am, but where’s the fun in that? 😉

Prompts (from left to right) in Dark Fantasy style, executed Aug. 1, 2023:

Bipedal wolf in Red Riding Hood’s cloak

Bipedal wolf in Red Riding Hood’s cloak close up portrait

Bipedal wolf in red cloak close up portrait

Portrait of myself with dark makeup and crow skull headdress, backlit by the sun.
Portrait of myself with dark makeup and crow skull headdress, backlit by the sun.

Feel free to check out more of Jennifer Weigel’s work here on Haunted MTL or on her writing, fine art, and conceptual projects websites.

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