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Hunted By Aliens: The Higdon Ordeal

Originally reported by Mysterious Universe.

By all accounts 41 year-old oil well driller, husband and father of four, Carl Higdon, was not a man prone to flights of fancy, but on the crisp autumn afternoon of October 25, 1974, he had a close encounter with a bizarre being who would not only test the limits of his imagination, but quite literally take him on the ride of his life. 1,234 more words



“Magai!” he shouted exultantly. The affectionate abbreviation of my ‘home-name’ soared above and bent its way around and between the breadfruit trees, startling their feathered inhabitants into flight. 256 more words


My Game - Second Period - The Game Is Tied

Second Period. The game is tied. A week and a half after I was sent back to the neurosurgical ward at Sick Kids I was transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto to receive the radiation therapy treatments. 1,612 more words


Wednesday, Fourth Week of Lent


Blessed St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Day!

You can find his story here.

Entrance Antiphon:
This is the steward, faithful and prudent, whom the Lord set over His household… 159 more words

Lent 2015 (Year B)

When Someone's Spiritual Practices Turn Your Stomach---Literally

In my medieval studies class this week, amongst other writing, we had to read through “Memorial” by 13th century Italian female mystic Angela of Foligno. I don’t particularly care for her work, for a number of reasons, many of them centering around issues of translation (as well as a certain distaste for Franciscan spirituality in general) but I gained a valuable insight nonetheless. 908 more words

Devotional Work


I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.   Sir Winston Churchill… 11 more words



I had never heard of Linda Lovelace until earlier in the year when I watched ‘Lovelace’, starring Amanda Seyfried, on Netflix. As soon as I’d finished watching, I had to know more! 295 more words