Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Lone Gunman" at Canada's War Memorial & Parliament Hill

At least one person was shot this morning at a war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that a soldier was shot. Others have seen a body inside Parliament.

The active shooters ran towards Parliament Hill, got into the main entrance to the Canadian Parliament, fired dozens of shoots, and then moved through the hallway. Parliament went on lockdown, officials reported.

Various accounts discussed different parts of a confusing whole. The Red Dirt Report mentioned that there was a sighting of a "man with long black hair, his face covered by a white scarf with decals on it and wearing a black jacket."

A member of Parliament, Bob Zimmer tweeted that the "lone gunman is deceased."

The suspect has reportedly been identified as Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was was killed in a Center Block shootout.

(But there are other early reports there may be other shooters - two or three. And that they may be on the Parliament's roof. All seem to be incorrect.)

The suspect:

Michael Abdul Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified as the shooting suspect at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday. Zehaf-Bibeau is a Canadian native born in 1982.

"Zehaf" is Algerian, so some are speculating he is Algerian. Bibeau (Bibaud, Bibaut) is a French nickname for a heavy drinker, from a derivative of Latin bibere, "to drink."

Bibeau was shot dead by the Canadian Parliament’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. He was killed inside the Canadian Parliament’s Center Block building. 

The victim:

The soldier who died is said to have been a member of The Argylls of Canada - 91st Canadian Highlanders.

In a photo from this week, here is Cpl Cirillo (left), and Cpl Stevenson on Guard at The National War Memorial in Ottawa. Both are members of The Argylls of Canada.

The soldier has been identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a reservist based out of Hamilton, Ontario.
The timing:

The Canadian contribution to the bombing of ISIS or IS have been codenamed Operation Impact by the Canadian Department of National Defence. Canadian fighter jets left for the Middle East to join in airstrikes on October 21, 2014.

October 22 is the anniversary from 1964, when a Canadian Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selected the design which becomes the new official flag of Canada. (h/t RS)

The three-lobed Canadian maple leaf is often compared to a trident. (h/t RPJ)

Links abound, per Keys to Cosmic Doorways:

I think this is per Mark Gray.


Update/Noon Eastern:

There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing.

There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed to the public, police also said on Twitter.

There were "numerous gunmen" Wednesday morning at the Canada War Memorial shooting, said Marc Soucy of the Ottawa Police Service. Authorities are working to figure out if there were two or three gunmen, he said. Only one person was shot, Soucy said. Source.
Update/2:00 pm Eastern:

There are reports that one soldier was killed at the War Memorial. One gunman was also killed, apparently, inside Parliament.

Officials are saying that the reports of an incident near the Rideau Center (mall) has nothing to do with the shootings at the War Memorial and Parliament.

Today's events follows an incident on Monday, October 20, 2014, when 25-year-old Martin Couture-Rouleau ran over two soldiers. Couture-Rouleau was briefly detained at a Canadian airport in July 2013 when he sought to fly to Turkey. Police did not have enough evidence to charge him with seeking to join a terrorist group abroad and released him.

Couture-Rouleau was fatally shot by police after he struck the two soldiers with his car in a Quebec supermarket parking lot (shown above) -- a scenario which had been depicted only last month in IS propaganda. Police said Rouleau raced through a mall parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu about 11:30 a.m. Monday. He called 911 as this unfolded and told the operator that he was acting in the name of Allah.

The parking lot of the Tim Horton's where the solider was run down.

Late on Tuesday, Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital. That soldier's name is Patrice Vincent.

The Canada case appears to be a copycat of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London in May 2013. Rigby was run over by two Muslim converts before being stabbed and hacked to death.

The statues at the top of the memorial symbolizes Peace and Liberty.

The National War Memorial is a cenotaph (surmounted by a bronze sculpture entitled "The Response") in stands in Confederation Square, Ottawa. A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. The word derives from the Greek: κενοτάφιον = kenotaphion (kenos, one meaning being "empty," and taphos, "tomb").

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beyond Room 237: Pitch Perfect 237 and 9/11

The number 237 has been appearing frequently in synchromystic circles, of late. On October 14, 2014, I posted "Flight 237, Obama's 237, and Room 237." This was stimulated by the Flight 237 Ebola scare at Logan Airport, Boston. But it tracks back, today, to 9/11's beginning in Portland, Maine, via Logan Airport, to the Twin Towers in New York City.

"Room 237 is a deep rabbit hole." ~ Sibyl Hunter, May 26, 2014.

"Breaking Breaking Bad: 237." ~ iAhuasca, August 25, 2013.

In my 10.14.14 discussion, I posted the documentary, Room 237, which analyzes The Shining.


Room 237 has received film world praise. And thus it has spammed at least one good copycat, of sorts.

This new documentary is Pitch Perfect 237, by Cook St. Productions. (View here, if video does not show up.)

What quickly becomes apparent is that Pitch Perfect 237 - without getting in the way of itself - is a well-made documentary that has great synchromystic insights. It mixes the topic with equal parts of humor and deep twilight symbolism. This, of course, is being done as if one of the stars of the Twilight movies, Anna Kendrick, has some control over what is being revealed.

The secret behind the insights in Pitch Perfect 237 is the seemingly tongue-in-cheek observations on the role of 9/11 in Pitch Perfect, as if that is its primary hidden message. But even in humor individuals can decode twilight language.

Pitch Perfect 237 is clever. The male singers, The Troublemakers, sing a song (and act it out) about planes, and the Barden Bellas, dress as airline attendants, as they sing. Pitch Perfect 237 counts them and, humm, finds the numbers intriguing.

Enki King, who posted this video on his Facebook wall, also mentioned, "It just occurred to me that Anna Kendrick is from Portland Maine, and Mohammed Atta flew out of Portland International Jetport the morning of 9/11. Hmmm..."

I live in Portland, Maine, and have written of the mystery of Atta in Portland. Being in Portland, people also are very aware of the actress Anna Kendrick being from here. Portland is a small world.

"Kendrick was born [August 9, 1985] in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Janice (née Cooke), an accountant, and William K. Kendrick, a history teacher who also works in finance....She attended Deering High School in Portland," notes Wikipedia.

Anna Kendrick's "Beca" is given insights about the world through viewing The Breakfast Club.

Another actor from Portland, Maine appears in Pitch Perfect.  Judd Nelson is shown via film outtakes from The Breakfast Club.

"Nelson was born [November 28, 1959 or July 28, 1959 - both are given] in Portland, Maine, the son of Merle (née Royte), a court mediator and former member of the Maine state legislature, and Leonard Nelson, a corporate lawyer....He went to...Waynflete School in Portland, Maine," says Wikipedia.

To a conspiracy theorist, even a conspiracy humorist making links to 9/11, the fact that two Portland, Maine actors are in Pitch Perfect is a coincidence somewhat beyond statistical chance. Interestingly, the filmmaker of Pitch Perfect  237 never mentions the 9/11-Portland-Kendrick-Nelson links.

Another actress with Portland, Maine - and Waynflete - in her blood is Liv Tyler, who "was born Liv Rundgren [July 1, 1977] at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She is the only daughter of Bebe Buell, a model, singer, and former Playboy Playmate (Miss November 1974), and Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith....[She attended] Breakwater School and Waynflete School in Portland, Maine, before returning to New York City with her mother at age 12," mentions Wikipedia. In 2002, she starred in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - a film that has received its fair share of 9/11 analysis. Just saying.

Some of the imagery in Pitch Perfect - and Pitch Perfect 237 - such as this cover of Cat Scratch Fever over the head of Skylar Lipstein, is difficult to understand.

Of course, after viewing Pitch Perfect 237, you may be left scratching your head about why nothing was said about Room 334 appearing in Pitch Perfect. The clip of Room 334 is at 1:11 in Perfect Pitch 237.

I do have to note there was a strange televised program in 2010-2012 entitled Inside Room 334. It was a web series where a fictional deranged hotel owner installs a spy camera inside Room 334, and posts the clips he collects online. Bizarre, to say the least.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Aurora Woman Was Dawn of Serial Killer Case

This Aurora native with the first name of Afrikka was killed in Indiana.

Aurora means "dawn."

"My liveliest interest is not so much in things, as in relations of things. I have spent much time thinking about the alleged pseudo-relations that are called coincidences. What if some of them should not be coincidences?" ~ Charles Fort, Wild Talents (1932)

The discovery of the body of a young woman from Aurora, Colorado, was the beginning of the unraveling of the mystery of multiple murders in the Gary-Hammond, Indiana area.

Authorities identified the first of the seven victims as Afrika (also spelled Afrikka, in some accounts) Hardy, 19. Hardy was found unresponsive at a Motel 6 in the 3800-block of 179th Street in Hammond (shown above) around 9:30 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014. An autopsy found on Sunday that she died as a result of strangulation.

Officials said three bodies were then discovered in abandoned homes in Gary late Saturday night, based on a statement or confession from the man in custody. He told officers over the course of time where six other women's bodies could be found. He may have talked of killing women over the course of several years.

The body of a woman police identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, Indiana, was found in the 413 E. 43rd Avenue (shown above) in Gary, Indiana.

Early Sunday, the body of Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary, was found in an abandoned home in the 1800-block of East 19th Avenue. She was reported missing in late January, according to her boyfriend, Marvin Clinton.

Late on Sunday, another body, that of 36-year-old Christine Williams, was found at 2200 Massachusetts St. in Gary, Indiana.

Hours later, two more bodies were found in this house in the 400-block of east 43rd Avenue. They have not been identified.
"Once we find out who they are, we can do a timeline back to see who the last person was that they talked to or last person was who they were with and then the investigation can really take off," Gary Police Department Cpl. Gabrielle King said.

The man in custody has not yet been charged. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson confirmed he is a sex offender from Austin, Texas, who moved to Gary in 2004.

The mayor said he moved many times and has court cases pending. He is also recently divorced. Freeman-Wilson said he filed in Lake Superior Court in East Chicago, Ind.

Police found three more bodies in Gary overnight. A total of seven bodies, all female, were discovered in northwest Indiana over the weekend, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

One body was found in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night.

The suspect is Darren Deon Vann, 43. He is a former U.S. Marine, and a convicted sex offender in Texas.

The strange scene inside Vann's home.

Darren a masculine given name, with some theories state that it originated from a Gaelic surname meaning "burnt land or hill," or from an Anglicization of the Irish firstname Darragh or Dáire meaning "oak tree." The name Deon is an African-American baby name. In African-American the meaning of the name Deon is "God." The name Vann (Dutch, Welsh) is derived from the Middle English words fein, fayn, or fane, which all mean "glad."

(Thanks to R.S. on Aurora background for Ms. Hardy.)
The significance of the name Aurora surfaced in 2012. 
See the following for more details:

A few 2012 interviews, about the Aurora shootings:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Copycat Creepy Clowns Countrywide

Clown contagion appears to be spreading across the nation.

The Wasco Clown, a California photography project by a husband-and-wife team who said they wish to remain anonymous, appears to have inspired copycats that have been photographed and videotaped in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Fishers, Indiana; and Jacksonville, Florida. Source/Video.
Huffington Post and many media outlets have posted the photos.

Also, there's been a recent rash of clowns-as-robbers incidents too.

See posting of October 10, 2014, "Wasco's Mysterious Clowns."

Phantom clowns have been making appearances for years (see this, from 2008), so it would only be natural that clowns would be used to terrorized people again. And again.

Trident Stolen From Poseidon's Fortress

According to WJON, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a theft occurred at the “Poseidon Fortress” house in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Sheriff John Sanner says deputies were called to 32208 County Road 1 in Le Sauk Township on Thursday, October 16, 2014, for a theft complaint.

[The Sacs or Sauks are a group of Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands culture group. Due to the yellow-clay soils found around Saginaw Bay, their autonym was Oθaakiiwaki (often interpreted to mean "yellow-earth"). The Ojibwe and Ottawa name for the tribe (exonym) was Ozaagii, meaning "those at the outlet." From the sound of that, the French derived Sac and the English Sauk. The use of "le," for "the" is thus used in American location names, as per "Le Sauk."]

Sanner says the caretaker at the residence reported that somebody stole (at a time unknown) the trident from the bronze Poseidon statue in front of the house. Source.

The Poseidon Fortress/House is the site of a spoof of an actual real estate video of the home for sale. See below.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Death of Skinwalkers' Misty Upham: Accident, Suicide, or Murder?

The Native American (Blackfeet) actress Misty Upham, 32, who has been missing since October 5, 2014, was discovered dead in a ravine in a Seattle woodland, close by her sister's apartment, on or near the Muckleshoot Nation, on October 17th.

Upham appeared in several films, including Skinwalkers (2002), Frozen River (2008) - shown immediately above -, Diango Unchained (2012), and August: Osage County (2013).

Skinwalkers (2002) is not to be confused with the more horror-oriented Skinwalkers (2006).

In some Native American legends, a skinwalker (in Dini/Navajo = yee naldlooshi) is a person with the supernatural ability to turn into any animal he or she desires. To be able to transform, legend sometimes requires that the skin-walker wears a pelt of the animal. In most cases, this pelt is not used in modern times because it is an obvious sign of them being skin-walkers. Similar lore can be found in cultures throughout the world and is often referred to as shapeshifting by anthropologists. I personally, as long ago as the mid-1960s, interviewed people who had encounters with what they assumed were skinwalkers, running beside their speedy cars, in Arizona and New Mexico. There is nothing funny about skinwalkers and shapeshifters to those who feel they have seen them.

The synchrocinema Skinwalkers is a 2002 mystery television film based on the novel by Tony Hillerman, one of a series of mysteries set against contemporary Navajo life in the Southwest. It stars Adam Beach as Jim Chee, Wes Studi as Joe Leaphorn, and Misty Upham as Nina. It was produced as part of the PBS Mystery! series.
Joe Leaphorn, a seasoned cop accustomed to the ways of Phoenix, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, has returned to the Navajo Nation. Recovering from cancer, his wife, Emma, feels rejuvenated by her home's landscape and people. Leaphorn is less sure about their return. Well schooled in urban policing, he is soon confronted with a particular Navajo case: a mysterious killer who has a special antipathy for medicine men. He works with a partner Jim Chee, an FBI Academy grad who is training to be a traditional healer.
Roman George's body is found miles from his abandoned truck and surrounded by ancient symbols etched in blood. A local archeologist holds the key to the symbols he left behind, so Chee and Leaphorn pay him a visit at a nearby Anasazi ruins. There, these unlikely partners find further clues indicating that the murderer may be a "skinwalker," a Navajo witch with the power to shape shift, or change from human to animal, move with lightning speed, and to kill with curses. Fearing that his mentor, Wilson Sam, will be next, Chee convinces the medicine man to hide in a nearby motel.
As Chee juggles the day-to-day police work on the reservation, Leaphorn tracks down clues to the identity of the evasive criminal. More ancient symbols are found at an abandoned paint factory, where a local gang has been congregating. What do the signs mean? Who is sending these messages in blood? Could the murders be linked to the old Dinetah Paints scandal? Chee does not have much time to mull these questions over, as he soon finds himself in the killer's crosshairs. Source.

For a complete overview of the various theories related to Misty Upham's death, please see here. Most focus on a suicide or an accident.

Some individuals, such as actress Juliette Lewis, feel a more sinister backstory may be in play.

Her family claim that she tripped and fell down a hidden embankment while hiding from police. She was missing for 12 days until her body was found.

In summary, Misty Upham was apparently bipolar and suicidal, and may have taken her own life. She may have been fleeing what she felt was a police pursuit, and fallen, by accident, into the ravine. The family has some strong feelings about her death, of course.

The following is a statement from the family:
We would like to provide the following information to all of Misty's friends and family. We believe that Misty's death was accidental. She did not commit suicide.
We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police.
The area in question has a hidden drop off and evidence suggests that she slipped and fell off of the steep embankment when she tried to get out of a view from the road.
She simply did not see the drop off. We searched near that area that evening she disappeared and missed seeing her purse by 25 feet.

I , Charles, went there after Fire Department officials recovered her body and you just can't see the steep drop until it's to late.
Misty was afraid of the Auburn PD officers with good reason. In an incident prior to her disappearance, the Auburn PD came to pick up Misty on an involuntary transport to the ER.
She was cuffed and placed in a police car. Some of the officiers began to taunt and tease her while she was in the car.
Because it was dark they couldn't see that we, her family, were outside our apartment just across the street witnessing this behavior.
They were tapping on the window making faces at her. Misty was crying and she told them you can't treat me like this I'm a movie actress and I will use my connections to expose you.
Then another officer walked up to her asked 'are you a movie star?, then why don't complain to George Clooney!'
After Misty arrived at the ER we went to see her and she has a swollen jaw, black eye and scratches and bruises on her shoulder.
I asked the ER staff what happened and they said Misty was brought in like that. Misty said she couldn't remember what happened but that’s why she feared the police.
I asked Misty to call the Auburn PD and ask to speak to the commander. When she was connected to, whom we believe was Commander Stocker she made a verbal complaint.
The official asked her 'what are you going to do about it?' She replied I'm doing it, I'm telling you so you do something about it.'
The APD official told her unless she wanted to file a formal complaint the matter would not be pursued.
The day the APD was called to do another Involuntary transport Misty left the apartment where she was staying.
When we tried to follow her Auburn PD officers told us they wanted to check for inside. We told them that Misty may have walked around the side of the apartment but they made us to go back inside.
They asked if we were hiding her and took time to search the apartment and get a description of what she was wearing.
By the time they finished Misty was gone. We believe that if we were not otherwise occupied we may have found Misty before she got hurt.
It is a tragic that Misty slipped and fell to her death trying avoid the police, it's tragic that she did not get the proper medication to treat her mental illness from her mental health care givers at Valley Cities Mental Health, it is tragic that the Auburn PD refused to help offer to find or at least change her Missing status to 'Endangered' to allow other agencies to get involved. But the real tragedy is this could have been prevented on a lot of levels.
We pleaded with the Auburn Police to help us find Misty but Commander Stocker made the decision that Misty did not fit the criteria of the Washington State Endangered Missing Persons Plan. This became a point of contention between us and the Auburn PD.
In a statement he gave to the press he said Auburn PD doesn't have any evidence that Misty is actually missing. He went to say that Misty packed her belonging and left her apartment. This was an inaccurate statement.
We believe that Commander Stocker had animosity against Misty due to a previous encounter. Why else would he refuse to allow common sense to prevail? Imagine a 32 year old woman with mental illness, without her medication, imagine she left in an unstable mental state, imagine for the first time in 32 years she lost contact with everyone for 11 days.
Now imagine she is Commander Stocker's daughter. Do you think this case would have been handled differently? Misty loved life, she had ambition, vision and a desire to make a difference in the world she lived in.
She tried to use her celebrity status to influence positive change and she became a living example of that endeavor. Now press reports are saying that Auburn police department found Misty.
The truth is the Native American community formed a search party and found her after several days of searching without the help of the Auburn PD.
We would like to thank the Muckleshoot Tribe and other Tribal volunteers for all their support in our time of desperation.
We would like thank all the wonderful supporters who could not be here but offered kind words and prayers.

One of Ms. Upham's Hollywood glamor photographs.