Mission San Miguel located north of San Luis Obispo along highway 101 not only has stories of ghosts, but also buried Treasure. Founded in 1797 the mission is located seven miles north of Paso Robles.
During the Mexican occupation of California, Pio Pico decided to sell and convert most of the missions in California. As a result, the mission was secularized in 1836 and on July 4th, 1846 Mission San Miguel was sold to a man named William (or perhaps John) Reed for the small sum of $250. It was the last mission to be sold, and three days later the Americans invaded Monterey, unfurling the American flag over the capitol. Reed’s business partner was a man named Petronilo Rios.
As the gold rush was going on, a lot of precious metal was being shipped up and down the coast of California. Reed set up the mission as a Bed and Breakfast. He required that payment only be in gold, and thus amassed quite a small fortune, which he buried somewhere on the mission grounds. Rumors state that it was at the time worth about $200,000 in gold.
One night in 1848, he was boasting about his gold to the wrong people, some British pirates apparently who were staying at the Mission for the night. Although they left at first, the lure of Reed’s gold caused them to eventually turn around and attack, killing everyone at the mission in their pursuit of the buried treasure. They never found it, and were later rounded up by a posse and executed.
The group of murderers included a man named Joseph Peter Lynch who had deserted from General Kearney’s command at Fort Leavenworth, and Peter Raymond who was an escaped convict and murderer already, having committed murder and escaped from the gold rush town of Murphys. These two had killed and robbed two Americans of all the gold they were carrying. While at La Soledad Mission, they teamed up with two deserters (one named Peter Quin, the other Peter Remer) from the British warship Warren which had docked in Monterey Bay (some stories have described them as Pirates). Finally there was a Sam Bernard also known as Barnberry who was accompanied by a Native American boy known as John, who was fleeing the Soledad Mission. This group of outlaws eventually arrived at the San Miguel Mission on December 4th, 1848, and there sold their stolen gold to Reed for about seven dollars an ounce.
Apparently Reed bragged to the entire group that he had more gold buried on his property than the Native American boy could lift. The group left in the morning after a staying the night in the mission, but soon returned to confront Reed. One of the men, Barnberry struck Reed with an axe, after which John jumped up and stabbed Reed with a knife. The group then went through the Mission murdering the rest of the occupants.
All told, thirteen (some accounts say eleven, another states ten although Mrs. Reed was pregnant) people were brutally killed that day including Reed, his families, servants, and his guests. Left in a heap on the living room floor of the mission, they were all eventually discovered by a mail carrier named Jamed Beckwourth, and buried in one large communal grave.
The killers the next night camped near Templeton, at Reed’s business partner’s place, supposedly to kill him too in order to get to the gold they were still looking for. However, Petronilo Rios had several Indians living on his land, and thus the murderers decided against it. After the murderers left, one of the Indians discovered that the bandits had accidentally forgotten an earring, which Don Petronilo recognized as belonging to Mrs. Reed.
A posse was soon sent after the murderers and confronted them around Summerland, south of Santa Barbara (although some stories say Gaviota, north of Santa Barbara, another says the Ortego Rancho). Some of the bandits were killed, one jumped into the ocean and drowned, and the rest were rounded up, tried and hung in Santa Barbara on December 28th, 1848. Ramon Rodriguez, one of the posse was also killed in the shootout.
The mission was returned to the Catholic Church by the United States government in 1859 although it wasn’t until 1878 that a padre was finally sent to the mission. Legend has it that Reed and the other victims still haunt the mission as spirits. If Mr. Reed’s gold was ever found by anyone, it was never revealed to the public. Although one story claims that the bandits did, in fact, get a hold of it, and their leader jumped into the ocean with it when the posse caught up to them in order to keep it. He drowned as the sheriff and his men shot down at him. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Catholic Church found it on the grounds, and never told anyone. Or it could still be there, waiting for someone to discover it.
The most common spirit that people see is of a woman in a white dress. Is this perhaps Mrs. Reed? A man in a blue pea-coat has been seen as well and it is documented by the Indians from the mission that Mr. Reed always wore a blue pea-coat. Additionally at least one psychic has had visions of blood and horrible feelings of murder while touring the site. Other ghosts, including one monk, have been seen roaming the Mission’s museum’s rooms. It is said that the ghosts of the Mission will not rest until they are moved from the communal grave.
Currently, the Mission is, undergoing restoration and repairs after the December 2003 earthquake that occurred only a few miles to the west. After a long eight year campaign much of it has been restored and reopened for you visitors to go through and look at. The convento, museum, gift shop, courtyard, sacristy, cemetery and retreat wing have all be restored and reopened. The friar’s residence and retreat rooms along with the friar’s library and chapel still remain. You should visit, tour the museum especially the cemetery, and perhaps run across poor Mr. and Mrs. Reed.
UFO in the Astrakhan region Russia April 25, 2013 (by InfoWarriorTheEnlightenedOne)
Published on May 14, 2013
Watch this incredable footage of a UFO in the Astrakhan Region Of Russia, Fishing and recreation in the area Harabalinskom Astrakhan region,
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US: Still Unsolved: Nebraska Cryptid
A remarkable photographic image was snapped on the morning of June 13, 2006, in a backyard in the Midwestern state of Nebraska.
Omaha television station KETV-7 broadcast the picture on June 14, and it appeared to be an animal unlike any most people have seen locally.In the short dispatch, the Nebraska news staff reported that:Mary Ann Carta lives near 138th and Hamilton streets, and she took some pictures of the animal that she saw. She said it could be a bobcat, but it has her scared about taking her morning walk or allowing her grandchildren to play outside.
“I was not afraid at the moment. I was in the house, but I was just thinking about yesterday with the grandkids it was like, what would I have done,” Carta said.
An expert at the Henry Doorly Zoo is examining the pictures. He thinks it could be a feral cat.
What are we to make of the hint of striping on the back? The long canid-like legs? And long thin tail?
The image does have an cryptid canid or hynea-like appearance, reminding me of the Shunka Warak’in taxidermy mount from the 1880s, seen and recorded from the Yellowstone area, as pictured below, and discussed in Cryptozoology A to Z and elsewhere on Cryptomundo.
Can people share dreams?
Yes. There have been documented cases of different individuals sharing the exact same dream. In many of these cases, the individuals concerned usually shared what is a called a psychic or soul connection. It has been common for twins, for instance, to share common dreams, often occurring at the same time. Other cases have involved close friends and relatives.
Shared dreaming, also referred to as mutual dreaming, has recently received unprecedented attention in paranormal psychology. Studies now reveal that shared dreaming does not only happen spontaneously or involuntarily, but may actually be induced or initiated by the individuals concerned. It is thus possible to make use of shared dreaming for two individuals to communicate with one another, or to share their dream experience with one another. Because of the communication involved in shared dreaming, it can be considered as one form of telepathy.
A significant correlation has been shown to exist between lucid dreaming and shared dreaming. Most individuals who are able to initiate shared dreams with another are also lucid dreamers and have relative control over their dreams compared to the general population. One must be able to maintain a certain degree of consciousness or awareness while in a dream state in order for him to be able to communicate with another through shared dreams. Lucid dreaming is thus a necessary prerequisite before one can attempt to initiate shared dreams.
There are ways by which you can train yourself to be a lucid dreamer and come one step closer to initiating shared dreaming. One essential technique is to carefully maintain your awareness as you slowly drift to sleep. Allow yourself to feel completely relaxed while at the same being fully aware of your body and surroundings. It helps to focus on your desire to initiate a lucid dream. Be focused on that intent while also releasing all tension from your body. With practice, you will find yourself still conscious even as your body falls asleep. At first, your lucid dream may only consist of your awareness of the dream state. As you practice further, however, you will find yourself becoming more able to take control of your dream. As your control over your dreams gets stronger, your ability to initiated shared dreams will also slowly emerge.
Was walking along Northern Blvd, headed to pick up my child from school. Ever since witnessing UFOs on April 27th, I have been watching the skies ever more closely now. It was a sunny and clear day (save for the fact of zig-zagging chem-trails that are constantly seen every day) and I saw the…
Ancient Aliens S05E04 Destination Orion (by mozaikadezign)
Published on May 4, 2013
Following the path on a chilly morning.
I was at Cherry Springs State Park with a lady friend on the 15th for star gazing. Very great area for that, no light pollution, and it was a very clear night. We were laying on the trunk of my car when, at first she noticed it, a red light appeared. It wasnt a planet because it was moving. We…