Saturday, March 31, 2007

Mammatus Clouds Over Springfield Illinois

Mammatus Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois March 31st, 2007
Learn more about these mammatus clouds. Why are they called Mamma Clouds? Use your imagination.

Mammato Cumulus Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois

Thunder Storm Chatham Road

Thunderstorm From Chatham Road Overpass

This was a grab and shoot with some digital processing before posting. The shutter hangs open for a fraction of a second and creates a motion blur effect.

A little after sunset.

I'm at the top of a railroad overpass driving North into Springfield, Illinois. Down the hill a car approaches - thus the little squiggly line.

Dark ominous clouds to the front right are slashed with lighting while behind me and to the left the sky has begun to clear.

I am driving back into the storm - back into the city.

More storms are expected tonight.

Abe Lincoln's Home Town Haunted?

This Orb Photo Was Taken September 2006 - Near Abe Lincoln's Home - Springfield, IL
Whispers Within The Silence
The photograph of the Orb (above) taken last summer just one block from Abraham Lincoln's Home led me to search out those in our historic community who may have witnessed unusual phenomena.

One local blogger has made several references to such encounters recently. I'll leave it to my readers to encourage this brave young woman to share her stories with the rest of us.

I too have seen my share of unusual phenomena, and have been reluctant to share.

Springfield, Illinois may seem like a typical little town living a typical little daydream, but there's something deeper going on here - and has been for a very long time.

Something seems to be taking place at a level which barely registers. Like echoes bouncing within the miles of abandoned coal mines which run under our city the stories of these strange phenomena seem to bounce from one person, and one generation to the next.
Ongoing Haunting Taking Place

For several months now I have been consulting with an individual who works at a historic building here in town. This individual has sworn to me that he has seen a ghost!

He claims that ghostly phenomena is taking place on a regular basis in one of Springfield, Illinois' oldest and most historic buildings.

According to this gentleman the ongoing haunting is so frightening he is close to quiting his job. He tells me that several of his coworkers are aware of the haunting, and that at least one photograph has been taken of the ghost!

The Haunted Lake Club - Springfield, Illinois - As It Appeared In The 1940s
While Springfield, Illinois locals know about of The Lake Club Haunting there are many other stories to be shared about unusual phenomena taking place right now in Springfield, Illinois!
Local Main Stream Media won't touch this due to the controversial nature of the subject, but we've all heard the stories.

Wooded Knolls - Location of the Lincoln's Home Historic Area Ghostly Orb
Isn't It Time To "Out" Springfield, Illinois' Historic Ghost?

None of the locals want to announce to the world that Abe Lincoln's hometown is bedeviled by unwanted spirits, but isn't it time to be honest about this? Isn't it time to admit that Abe Lincoln's hometown is haunted?

The Indian tribes, log cabin settlers, and those pioneers who followed have moved on long ago, but some may not have done so for a reason. Denial isn't going to help anyone.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Nasty Virus Floating About Springfield, Illinois

While I feel o.k. for the most part, for some reason I feel a bit run down.
My blog posting has been a little sparse of late.
Just a bit more tired than usual, but that won't last long.

My daughter seems to be sick. The whole fever, chest cold thing.

Except for feeling tired, and wanting to sleep a normal amount of sleep I don't seem too bad off.

I guess when the worst a person gets hit is that they desire a full nights rest that's not that bad.

I heard on Pam Furr's radio program that Springfield, Illinois Mayor is down with pneumonia.

So I guess this can get worse if it's not watched carefully.

Anyway, I'm going to bed now.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Springfield, Illinois V

US Army Jeep - Springfield, Illinois 2007 St Patrick's Day Parade
The Jeep above was followed by another Jeep which was equipped with some type of mounted rocket launcher. Thought that was cool looking because I recall playing army as a child with plastic Jeeps similarly equipped.

Chrysler Vintage Pickup Truck - Rich Brauer - Springfield, Illinois
This is an incredible design for a truck. You can see it looks like some sort of creature. Back in the day when trucks, and automobiles like this were manufactured in America designers were creating far out designs the likes of which we'll probably never see again.

Vintage Fire Truck - Seventh and Washington - Springfield, Illinois
This antique fire truck is incredible. As we can see it has been wisely put to use by a local political candidate.

Model A - Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Springfield, IL 2007
Each one of these Model A's are a work of art. Their owners obviously put a great deal of time, effort, and money into keeping them at top shape.

Model A - Springfield, Illinois - 2007 St. Patrick's Day Parade
And to finish this post I'll toss in another Model A. See my other prior post for more Model A photos taken during the Springfield, Illinois 2007 Saint Patrick's Day Parade!

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