Ghost Hunting

Old Bisbee has a reputation for ghost sightings. Of course where there are reportedly a lot of ghost sightings, there are charlatans who have figured out how to make a buck on the search for the apparitions. There are tours specifically to go through town after dark to hear the stories about the ghosts.

There is a mural that was done by Rose Johnson* on the Circle K entitled “Historic Bisbee”. At the edge of the mural, is a woman who is somewhat ethereal. Of course, some viewers see a ghost. Rather than listen to the guide, one of the tourists interrupted, “Is that woman really a ghost?”

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* Rose Johnson was one of Bisbee’s more famous artists.

Duped by NASA

NASA is an organization that is leading us down the wrong path. There are numerous books that will explain the fallacy of the solar system. This is one of the many strange things that I learned today from a couple of coffee shop philosophers Sammy and Mark. They were trying to match each other, conspiracy for conspiracy.

For example, yesterday Mark informed me that there is an asteroid that is big enough that unless it is broken up, the earth will experience severe damage. [Maybe we don’t have to be concerned about climate change.] I am fairly selective about the conspiracies I believe in. For example, I double-checked spaceweather.com, which has been reliable on issues in the past.

The spaceweather.com site states that “None of the known PHAs* is on a collision course with our planet.” I pointed this out to Mark. His response was that they just want to hide the truth from us.

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* Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

Canyon de Chelly

We were driving along the scenic road on Canyon de Chelly*; we were on the next to last stop on the scenic route.

We stopped so that Cheri could get a few photos. As Cheri started down the trail, I realized that the walk was too hot for me, so I returned to the jeep.

Shortly thereafter the driver of the car next to us returned to his car.

His teenage daughter was literally dragging her feet across the Enter/Exit markings.

Girl: Okay, Dad, now you have seen everything, right?
Dad: Nope. I have to make one more stop.
Girl: Jeez
Dad: I didn’t dream about this place all of my life, not to make every stop.

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* Canyon de Chelly is in the Navajo Nation

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[Unsolicited advice: Don’t waste your money at Four Corners. The physical monuments are much more spectular.]