posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 09:49 PM
Down around the Missouri border there is talk of a “bear-cat” by some of the hunters and rural folk. Keosauqua hunters have said that the creature
fells deer but it’s widely held by townsfolk to be a ruse to increase hunting tourism.
If you’re not familiar with the south eastern border of Iowa think of Appalachia in the 30’s and you’d have about the right picture. Think of
raccoon skins hanging to dry on tree limbs outside the house and piles of junk in the yard. The poverty in the area is appalling but of course there
are a few that enjoy very high standards of living.
The most interesting report of a “creature” I have heard came from the practitioners of Transcendental Meditation in Fairfield. Fairfield is the
home of the Maharishi University of Management, a money grubbing cult if there ever was one, though not particularly dangerous they do practice
coercive persuasion. They also practice yogic flying techniques twice a day in two domes on campus. One dome is for the women one for the men. One
fine day in the woman’s dome a woman “channeled” a creature that appeared to some as a large glowing jelly fish.
Channeling is forbidden by TM whose adherents are fanatically intolerant of alternative views. I spoke to three women who claimed to have seen the
creature. One was my girlfriend for a time and is still a close friend. She told me that she saw a spherical being with tentacles that had
bio-luminescent lights. It hung in the air and the telepathic query came, “What are you trying to do?” The answer was, “Fly.”
With that, tremendous bursts of energy were shot through the women in waves they said were quite powerful and caused a rippling motion to run through
those seated in the lotus and even lifted some briefly off the ground. Because the “channeler” was standing and seemed to be directing the energy
through her hands she was ejected from the dome and forbidden to return.
Two of the women I have spoken to claim to have seen the creature while a third said she heard the query and felt the energy but never saw anything.
Do I believe it? In fact it is one of the few claims that TM’rs have made that I actually do believe because I know the eye witness’s so well.
These women are in their late fifties for the most part and not given to school girl fantasies of “being a witch” or similar developmental phases
that may give rise to extraordinary claims. I don’t expect others to believe it as I have no proof.