Blogs, Banshees and December 12th!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 11th, 2008

Something is in the wind for December 12-19, but how does one prepare when you know a disaster might be coming? It seems forty years ago, when the Mothman curse supposedly began, it was treated with mostly disbelief. Please note that. Or, perhaps more correctly, it was viewed with total absence of knowledge that something might be amiss.


Today, I guess, there are limited exercises in writing about curses, more attempts at writing about them and some warning of others.

Take Mothman and the horrors associated with that phenomenon. Of course, the “Curse of Chief Cornstalk” has been linked with the disasters of Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Mothman sightings, cattle mutilations, kidnapping attempts, the collapse of the Silver Bridge, and the dynamite explosion at the Mason County jail. I am not saying there is a connection. I am merely pointing out that people have tied all these together, demonologically, sometimes. No judgments, merely an observation.

Think about it. It was a newswoman who was the source for John A. Keel of the tale of her nightmares of floating Christmas presents in the Ohio River. Did she ever write about those dreamworld appearances, before the event? Not to the best of our knowledge. But Keel made much of them, after the fact, in his books and the nightmares show up cinematically in the Richard Gere movie.

What of other curses, the ones today, that need to be discussed, before things happen?

Another Native American curse is out there, in a related vein, which may have foreshadowed tragedies as its underlying theme. Yes, the Curse of Tecumseh. This specific curse has now been mentioned especially for a period linked to a temporal window beginning on 12.12.08.

Earlier, last Friday, December 5th, I wrote elsewhere about “December Omens.”

A research associate Philip Levine has now shared word that author/astrologer Gary Cohen has recently written about “The Curse of Tecumseh.”

As most astrologers know, every 20 years from 1840 the U.S. President elected during that year has died in office. At least that was the case until Ronald Reagan, who was shot but, although nearly died, managed to survive. Some think the curse ended with him, while others, myself included, think not.

It is my belief that George Bush is in great danger of not living out his term of office. Let me say right away that based on astrology I think there are three main possibilities indicated: assassination, accident, or a serious heart problem.

During the course of Bush’s term of office, I and others felt that the President had faced danger. He has survived many stressful times, although his prestige has steadily waned. The techniques that I use are to be considered as indications when a given set of energies have the strength, when taken together, to be a warning for all those who realize the value of astrology.

Around the Full Moon this December 12, 2008, there are indications in Bush’s chart, the USA chart, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) chart, and the ACG lunation chart that all point to some major, tragic event in this country.

Cohen gives his reasons, quite technically, in private correspondence, which I will bore you with here (they are all about aspects, squares, and such). Let it be noted, certainly, his calculations overlap with what others are “seeing.”

As rains, freezing rains, sleet and snow hit the East Coast of America, it will be intriguing if we discover there also have been some recent Mothman/Thunderbird sightings too.

Please, everyone be careful. This is significant data that indicates bridge jumpers, suicides, hostage situations, domestic violence, mall shootings, and workplace violence do increase during these times of spring tides, full moons, and the close approach of the moon to the earth. Tidal forces are strong during the next week. Humans are animals, and all animals are influenced by the tides.

Sadly, humans are left with the question, something horrific may occur for the period around and after this Friday’s full moom, but how does one prepare when you know a disaster might be coming? Do blogging banshees and cursing curses really warn people or create crises? Of course, at least, I’ve taken the chance to mention all of this before the date versus recording this after the fact, as you will find, mostly, has happened in the so-called occult or paranormal lore.


Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “Blogs, Banshees and December 12th!”

  1. ukulelemike responds:

    Feh. Astrology means nothing. No curses. And I somehow doubt anyone would really want to place themselves into danger by taking the life of a president just a month before they depart office-that would be pretty stupid, even as a stunt to make a name for oneself. “Look at me, the moron who wasted his life by killing an almost ex-president!”

    As for the Mothman, he’s probably running circles around a streetlight somewhere, being chased by a hungry Batman-oh, wait, Batman’s dead, isn’t he?

  2. cliffhanger042002 responds:

    Nice Post Loren. I would have liked to have seen Cohen’s reasons though. :< Don't tell us if your not gonna share. What a tease! LOL

  3. hudgeliberal responds:

    Well, while I am not a religious or superstitious person by nature, you just seriously creeped me out Loren because I do know that tides and full moons affect the nature of humans and crime, accidents and tragedy happen more often on full moon than at any other time. This is proven by many statistics that I have seen over the years. While I won’t sit and worry to death about it, I will be very careful tommorrow. LOL. Peace

  4. eireman responds:

    Have we attributed lunacy to the moon or does it bestow that madness upon us? That is to say, have we used the full moon as an excuse to let loose the madness within because of this long-held tradition of “Luna”cy, thus explaining some apparent rises in crimes/suicides. From a biophysical standpoint, the moon does not affect humans as it does the tide. This has been shown mathematically: a woman holding a baby exerts 12 million times more force than the tidal/gravitational pull of the moon. This was examined in a study that came out in 1996. But since we have this notion of “lunacy”, then many are more prone to notice that which would support this assumption at such times. The old “blame it on the moon” dismissal. The study concluded that there was not a significant correlation between the full moon and crime or suicides.

    As for mothman, in my opinion, Keel crafted that story. He took the disparate threads and wove them intricately into a near-fictional tapestry. Again, this is only my opinion. I know there are a lot of people who want to believe in not only the Mothman, but the prophecy aspects as well. I will not deny you this. As for, however, I think there might have been something strange way back at the very beginning, but it now lies deep beneath a pile of… Anyway, I digress.

  5. Someone_on_Terra responds:

    It would not be terribly surprising for something to happen, although I would give a different set of reasons for this.

    Here are some reasons why something could happen, in my opinion:

    Reason # 1:

    The (fairly new) field of socionomics has found that the stock market is a barometer of social mood. In other words, the stock market tends to go down when social mood (the mood among the public at large) is declining and to go up when social mood is improving. People are more inclined to do unpleasant, nasty things when their mood is bad than when it is good. This leads to some things that initially appear odd, but are quite understandable when you grasp this concept.

    For example, the stock market has often declined significantly prior to negative human events, such as the assassination of President Kennedy and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. If you look at a plot of the Dow Jones index around the time these events occurred with no dates on the plot, you would be hard pressed to figure out when they occurred simply on the basis of looking for a reaction in the stockmarket.

    People are much more pessimistic about the future right now than they were a few months ago and this is likely to affect behavior in a negative way, including an increased likelihood of terrorism, political assassinations, etc.

    Reason # 2:

    Some recent work related to human health, mood, etc has shown that these are affected by the presence of negative and positive ions in the air. These ions are produced by cosmic rays arriving from space, which in turn are affected by the location of the moon relative to earth (and also by solar flares). So this is a time when the moon could have a particularly strong effect on human behavior via a specific cause-and-effect mechanism (rather than some kind of magic).

    Reason # 3:

    Some very new, preliminary work (very low profile at the moment) suggests that we are entering a time period (measured in days) when the likelihood of earthquakes is enhanced relative to its average. I don’t know a great deal about this so I don’t want to say too much.

    The earth is basically a set of islands (the different plates making up the crust) floating on an ocean (the interior, very hot rock). The islands slowly float around (causing earthquakes as they slide past or collide with each other), driven by currents deep inside the earth. As the moon orbits the earth, it produces stress via gravitation that is relieved by tidal motion. The moon, on the other hand, has no tides to relieve this stress, so the stress builds and produces moonquakes (note that the moon is not geologically active, so moonquakes are not produced by the movement of continental plates).

    Speaking entirely for myself, it makes a certain amount of sense that there might be some stresses from the effect of the moon’s gravity on the earth that might not be fully relieved by ocean tides. If this is so, places where there is a lot of built up stress along continental plate boundaries that’s almost to the breaking point of the rock might be susceptible to being pushed over the edge by stronger than usual gravitational stress from the moon, causing earthquakes to occur. Perhaps volcanic eruptions could be triggered as well.

    Two areas in North America that look rather ominous from being overdue for very large earthquakes are a large chunk of the San Andreas fault, which runs from northern Baja California to the Mendocino Triple Junction offshore from Cape Mendocino in northern California, and the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which runs from Cape Mendocino past Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada. A big quake along either of these faults could be catastrophic.

    Closing thoughts…

    (I know some of you won’t agree with me on this and that’s fine. It’s not anything I want to debate; I’m just telling what I believe about this.)

    There are a lot of things in this world that strike as being very strange at first. God made a very interesting world and there’s a lot of stuff that may strike us at first as being almost magical or otherwise very weird. As we learn more about the world around us, we discover that the Lord has set the world up so that it operates according to certain orderly mechanisms He created (e.g. the law of gravity, quantum mechanics). Stars, planets and the moon aren’t magical; they are just a bunch of matter floating around out there in space. If they do affect us, they do so by particular mechanisms (like gravity). God is the One who is control of everything. As part of that control, He uses different methods and mechanisms, some of which we have found, some of which we have yet to find and some of which will probably always remain a secret to us.

  6. cryptidsrus responds:

    Mostly the buzz has been about supposed “earthquakes” in California or in the general West Coast. But I do remember Tecumseh’s curse. Whatever one thinks of Bush (and I do not care for him personally)—let’s all hope nothing actually happens to the man.

  7. Loren Coleman responds:

    It appears that no earthshaking events or monster sightings occurred, and other than a bank bombing, a prison riot, and a nightclub shooting in the USA, students rioting in Greece, the Tiber River overwhelming Rome, an ice storm in New England, and some people being rescued from the slopes of Mt. Etna, it was a regular old day.

  8. octavioa1 responds:

    Reagan didn’t just break the 00 election year death curse. By surviving, he passes on the curse of “almost dying” in office for any president elected on a 00 election year. Dubya “almost died” while eating pretzels in the White House (found unconcoius with one lodged in his throat)

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