“Occult Forms” Seen


An Addendum to
“When Venus Will Be Covered by the Sun”
(Orlando Massacre, Muhammad Ali, Hillary Clinton & Gotthard Base Tunnel)

By Goro Adachi
June 21, 2016

On June 12th, 2016, the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place at the “Pulse” gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where one crazed gunman killed 49 and injured many more in cold blood before getting fatally shot in a gunfight with a SWAT team. “As above, so below” was in full effect as this came only a few days after the Venus superior conjunction or “when Venus was covered by the Sun” discussed in my May 28 article “When Venus Will Be Covered by the Sun” in which I pinpointed late May-early June as a key window with a Nostradamian theme of “hidden/occult form” multicontextually represented by this image:

Century IV Quatrain 28
Lors que Venus du Sol sera couuert,
Soubs l’esplendeur sera forme occulte:
Mercure au feu les aura descouuert,
Par bruit bellique sera mis l’insulte.
When Venus will be covered by the Sun,
Under the splendor will be a hidden form:
Mercury will have exposed them to the fire,
Through warlike noise it will be insulted.

– Nostradamus

Though I did not explicitly state this, the image also expresses the idea of the “Birth of the Evening Star” (Venus) which happens to resonate strongly with the Orlando massacre. There are many aspect to the dark event, heavily interconnected with a few other major world events around the same time…

The death/funeral of Muhammad Ali, June 3-10, was certainly another major “occult form” event, and this one is simpler to explain:

The name “Ali” means “elevated” as in “elevator”…

…underscored by Prince’s death making big headlines the day before Ali’s death. (Remember, Prince died in an elevator which he equated with the Devil.)

His first name is particularly telling as Muhammad happens to be a widely accepted meaning of “Baphomet”. From Wikipedia:

Modern scholars such as Peter Partner and Malcolm Barber agree that the name of Baphomet was an Old French corruption of the name Muhammad, with the interpretation being that some of the Templars, through their long military occupation of the Outremer, had begun incorporating Islamic ideas into their belief system, and that this was seen and documented by the Inquisitors as heresy. […]

Baphomet naturally screams “occult”. Per my original article, the pentagrammic Sigil of Baphomet shown below is a very obvious and powerful “hidden/occult form”.

Baphomet is also the “Sabbatic Goat”… just as Muhammad (Baphomet) Ali was a “GOAT” (“Greatest Of All Time)!

The timing of his death (June 3) was also undeniably pentagrammic in terms of Earth orbital geometry as you can see below, even connected to the earlier “Black-star death” of David Bowie. (Ali was obviously one of the world’s biggest “black stars”.)

The pattern was foreseen as evidenced by the fact that over on STRUG I explicitly stated a major “black-star death”-type event might come “within 24 hours” the day before Ali’s passing:
Jun 02 Death time (black pentagram star)

[…] So there is actually good reason to suspect we may see something impactful within 24 hours, if not already… like Prince making big headlines again today (June 2), resonating with Bowie’s“black-star” death… Monitoring…

Ali was a heavyweight champion, which is symbolically significant for an existing pattern we’ve been following as “heavy” and “weight” together imply gravity. This echoes David Bowie’s death which had “gravity” written all over it, foreshadowing the gravitational wave discovery announcement a month later. (See my article “Blackstar Shockwave“.)

The detection of a second set of gravitational waves was revealed on June 15th, just days after Ali’s funeral.

All combined, Muhammad Ali’s death was an unmistakable “occult form” event that came right on time.

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Now back to the Orlando mass shooting (June 12)…

As noted earlier, this one came from a slightly different angle, with emphasis on the “Evening Star” and through which “orange”/”golden apple”. To quickly summarize:


  • The slightly “late” timing of the event (June 12) relative to the Venus superior conjunction (“covered by the sun”) reflects the fact that it is after the conjunction that Venus becomes the “Evening Star” (it was the Morning Star prior to the conjunction)
  • The event marked the anniversary of the O.J. Simpson murders (Nicole Brown & Ronald Goldman), highlighted this year by ESPN/ABC’s well-received 5-part series O.J.: Made in America debuting on June 11
    • “OJ” implies “orange juice” (OJ’s nickname was “The Juice”) which resonates with the following…

Golden apple (orange):

  • In many languages “orange” = “golden apple”
  • The Greeks called the Evening Star “Hesperus” whose daughters, the “Hesperides“, tend the blissful garden where golden applesgrew near the Atlas mountains (Greek mythology)
  • The Orlando massacre happened on Orange Avenue in OrangeCounty
    • “Orlando” can mean “gold land” (or = “gold” in French); this also has relevance to California/LA which happens to be an important theme (we may get into that some other time)
  • The Orlando massacre marked the anniversary of the O. J. Simpson murders (OJ = orange juice) in Los Angeles (sometimes called “The Big Orange”)


A larger set of coincidences involving “Atlas”, “elevator”, etc. complements the emerging pattern:

  • “Aphrodite” (Kylie’s 2010 album title) is the Greek Venus
  • Venus is traditionally associated with the pentagram
  • After the June 6-7 superior conjunction, Venus is in its “Evening Star” phase
  • The Greeks called the Evening Star “Hesperus“; in Greek mythology his daughters “Hesperides” tend the blissful garden where golden apples grew near the Atlas mountains
    • Kylie is striking a “Atlas pose” on the Aphrodite cover
    • Atlas” (atl) can mean “elevator
      • Prince died in an elevator which he equated with the Devil
      • Venus superior conjunction happened on Venus’s “ascending node” (ascending = elevating = elevator)
      • Venus superior conjunction was aligned with CERN LHC‘s ATLAS experiment (using decoding done in CERN’s Orion Stargate)

In other words, Aphrodite/Venus, in the form of Kylie Minogue, coming out of the “Devil” elevator, whispered “birth of the Evening Star, temporally implying “after June 6-7, 2016″… matching the timing of the Orlando “orange”/”golden apple” massacre.

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Hillary Clinton clinching the Democratic presidential nomination on June 6-7, precisely coinciding with the Venus superior conjunction, was another major event with an “occult form”…

It had the Venus pentagram written all over it:

  • The June 6-7 superior conjunction of Venus was an unusually precise one where Venus was directly behind the Sun as seen from Earth
  • The previous such precise alignment was almost exactly 8 years ago on June 8-9, 2008
  • It was right then on June 7, 2008, that Hillary Clinton endorsed Barack Obama and exited the presidential race
  • 8 years – 2 days = how long it takes for Venus (and Earth) to complete a pentagram or “hidden/occult form” via orbital geometry (see graphic below). If you plot every successive Venus superior conjunction starting from June 8-9, 2008, you end up drawing a pair of near-perfect pentagrams ending on June 6-7, 2016, like this:
(Over on STRUG we were discussing this pattern already in March, so this is no hindsight stuff either.)
  • Venus is the planet/goddess of love and the embodiment of femininity. Hillary Clinton is the first female major-party (presumptive) presidential nominee, clinching her nomination on a big Venus day.
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For those who would like to see something more openly “occult” (oxymoron?), there was the grand opening of the world’s longest tunnel in Switzerland on June 1st, just 2 days after Mars’ closest approach to Earth.

Jun 01 Gotthard tunnel: World’s longest and deepest rail tunnel
opens in Switzerland

This “hell gate opening” ritual turned out to be quite a sight to see (check out the video). Very creepy, very “occult”, even “Satanic”.

After 17 years of construction and 28.2 million tons of excavated material, the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has opened in Switzerland. And the ceremony featuring alphorn players, topless “angels” and goats, could not have been more bizarre.

Masked acrobats and interpretive dancers dressed like miners ushered in the Gotthard Base Tunnel’s opening near the town of Erstfeld Wednesday.

Leaders from six countries attended the flashy ceremony, including German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande. […]

Among the performances was a topless dancer wearing giant wings who soared over orange-suited dancers as they crawled on the ground below.

At another point, humans dressed like bales of hay were seen swaying on a flatbed before running around on the floor.

Some of the scarier parts of the performance reportedly captured the area’s “mountain demons” — which can be the storms, unidentified shapes and sounds, and falling objects, according to the tunnel’s website.

The whole spectacle left many people on Twitter both amused and confused.

“Zombies” coming out of the “underworld” was also more or less what we saw at the Chilean mine rescue back on October 13, 2010… duly accompanied by inverted pentagrams…


This “ritual” in Chile, as I pointed out in my original article, coincided with Mars returning to the NASA Deep Impact-Comet Tempel 1 contact point (July 4, 2005)…

…which Mars was also doing right around June 1, 2016, precisely at the time of the Gotthard Base Tunnel opening ritual – once again showing “zombies”/”devils” coming out of the underground” – in Switzerland!

The pattern is quite compelling. So much so, we could/did see this coming.

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So there you have it. All in all, what we saw was the Devil’s in the details of dramatic world events; a set of pattern manifestations that were both dramatic and discrete. “As above, so below” is a powerful thing; if you can read the stars/patterns well enough, you can get glimpses of the future and insights into where we are in time. (For example, you might get the impact August coming up.) The less we are stuck in time, the more fully you can be in the present, because you’d be more in control of your own destiny. With a better map, you can better navigate the treacherous river of time. And we do need a good map especially in the 21st century, when time/history will end.


Creepy Clown Considerations

(excerpt: Twilight Language)

The Daily Mail mapped out what clown reports they had gathered, as of October 1, 2016. There are many more than these.
Thirty-five years ago, the phrase “Phantom Clowns” was added to my twilight language lexicon, when the actual “Phantom Clowns” appeared in America. I wrote about them, in depth, in Mysterious America.

For those who have been wondering about my recent silence, in the midst of these days of heightened clown sightings, a word or two.

I have been traveling for weeks now, giving talks at conferences and festivals. While my presentations have centered on cryptozoological subjects, people have often wanted to discuss the epidemic of clown appearances. I am keenly aware this is a topic of interest to many folks.

My journeys have taken me from Point Pleasant, West Virginia, to Niagara Falls, New York, and then on to Minerva, Ohio, as well as from the Berkshires of Massachusetts to upcoming events in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I have watched with much interest the explosion in the “Phantom Clowns” incidents, and the confusion by the media with the “Stalking Clowns” accounts.

I need to be in one location (home in Portland, Maine) to analyze, track, and compile what has been happening. Please be patient with me. I will get to this important work.

I have kept in reserve some contributions that I will use from a few of you, including links being sent my way.

The input has been overwhelming. For example, reportedly, there are 30 sites in Ohio alone where “clowns” of one kind or another have been “sighted.”

Vocativ’s image of a “Phantom Clown” may be a bit too cheery, compared to the luring clowns reported.

There are also accounts of a deadly school shooting, a clown-related death, and perhaps harm done to someone in a clown costume. Is there a predictive link between the clowns and school violence? I hope to capture some newsworthy items here, in the near future, and ponder their linkages.

Rolling Stone’s horrific “Phantom Clown” image is much scarier than most descriptions of the “real” ones seen.

I have also noticed that the alternative and mainstream media – Atlas Obscura, Seeker,  VocativWashington Post, New York Times, Rolling Stone, ReasonThe Conversation, Quartz, and others – have jumped in with overview “Phantom Clowns” articles, often quoting me.

I am grateful that there has been all due acknowledgment of my 1981 coining of the phrase “Phantom Clowns,” and the realization that the 1981 cases came a half-decade before Stephen King’s IT, published in 1986.

It is intriguing to read that I “came up with something called “The Phantom Clown Theory,” which attributes the proliferation of clown sightings to mass hysteria (usually sparked by incidents witnessed only by children).” Source, The Conversation, September 28, 2016.

Credit: J. D. Crowe

Also, there does seem to be a growing awareness that the “coincidence” of these clown sightings in this 2016 election year may, indeed, be synchromystic.

Phantom Clowns: All News Is Local

(excerpt: Twilight Language)

The International Cryptozoology Museum has a current exhibit on the differences between Phantom Clowns (coined by me in 1981) & Stalking Clowns.

“All news is local.”

The Creepy Clown Epidemic is global. But all stories begin locally, and even national stories are written to reflect the local angle, as the old adage conveys.

Coverage can be national and local. What happens when even your hometown newspaper – in this case from the same publisher whose papers I delivered as a paperboy to over a hundred homes in the 1960s – catches up with the phenomenon?

DECATUR – Coulrophobia – a morbid fear of clowns – is spreading across the nation like a flu outbreak, and its symptoms are infecting people in Central Illinois.
Decatur police have received several calls from Facebook users worried about threatening messages that pop up, accompanied by pictures of clowns. These have turned out to be hoaxes but they are part of a coast-to-coast pattern of scary clown sightings and reports of clowns frightening people, most proving false but some real, that are intensifying as Halloween approaches.
“Social media causes stuff like this to just blow up and get way out of proportion,” said police Sgt. Chris Copeland. “I even heard that somewhere down in the south part of the country, and this might be another rumor floating around Facebook, someone actually got shot while wearing a clown suit.”
Copeland said people have a legal right to dress as whomever, or whatever, they want for Halloween. But he urges caution on where you wear a clown suit and how you behave, and says this might be a very good year to make another costume choice.
And he also has a word of warning for coulrophobia sufferers: don’t overreact. Copeland has seen aggressive messages on Facebook targeting clowns and threatening to wipe the smile off their faces with violence.
“I would also like to caution anyone thinking that, just because someone is wearing a clown suit, that gives reasonable cause to shoot them or kill them,” added Copeland. “That is not the case.”
Nationwide news reports on the scary clown phenomena have quoted instances of schools being locked down on reports of clowns wandering the campus. Rolling Stonemagazine featured an interview with author Loren Coleman, a Decatur native, who wrote about something he called “Phantom Clown Theory” in his 1981 [sic ~ the coining was in 1981, the book was published in 1983] Mysterious America.
Coleman is quoted as saying stories about clowns trying to lure children have persisted for years and can warp into a mass hysteria.
Professional clowns, meanwhile, are feeling the pain: both in their wallets as bookings get canceled and in fear for their own safety. One group met in Tucson, Ariz., recently to stage a costumed protest march called “Clown Lives Matter.” A flier for the event said: “The march is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers … Come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”
Decatur Police Chief Jim Getz, watching the clown scare roll across the internet, said he’s not seen anything like this before. “As good as the social media can be for some things, it can be just as detrimental in other ways,” he said.
Clowning around isn’t so funny now by Tony Reid, Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois, October 11, 2016.

Rolling Stone has mentioned me, at least twice, in their recent clown articles:

“‘Killer Clowns’: Inside the Terrifying Hoax Sweeping America: Clowns have been spotted lurking in woods from South Carolina to upstate New York,” By Suzanne Zuppello, September 29, 2016.

The Phantom Clowns, as they were dubbed by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman given their allusive nature, spread to Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, and Pennsylvania. Since the 1980s, clowns have made appearances across the country, usually in the weeks and months leading up to Halloween.

Coleman’s phantom clown theory is rooted in the “primal dread that so many children experience in their presence.”

In his 1981 [sic ~ 1983] book Mysterious America, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman coined the phrase “Phantom Clown Theory,” which refers to the way a few sightings of clowns ‘luring’ children into vans, cars and forests can turn into mass hysteria – even though no clowns are ever actually caught. He says that, though this phenomenon has existed for over 30 years, the recent spate has become worse because of social media.

“The initial sightings were classic Phantom Clowns,” Colman tells Rolling Stone, referring to the early reports in South Carolina. “Then, this was then diluted by ‘Stalking Clowns’: real people dressing up to scare, be seen and be photographed.” There is a real danger here – just not where one might expect. “Place this ‘Clown Sightings’ flap in the middle of an extremely violent year, with so many guns available, and you are going to have potentially dangerous events occurring,” he says. “Not for the ‘Phantom Clowns’ but for the human ‘Stalking Clowns’ who will be the targets of angry, scared citizens.”

Coleman’s prediction is becoming reality. Last week, students at both Pennsylvania State University and Nashville’s Belmont University announced campus-wide search parties for clowns after sightings were reported on both campuses. But an amusing evening turned potentially grim as students armed themselves with bats during the march. One student leader “underestimated the power of hysteria” that their marches against clowns would stir up. While those searches luckily stayed peaceful, videos from elsewhere, under the tag #ClownLivesMatter, show people encountering clowns, who appear non-threatening aside from their creepy ensemble, and beating them up. One video even shows a clown being beaten senseless with a baseball bat.

Other recent interviews and mentions of my past research include:

How a Maine-based Bigfoot expert found himself at the center of the national clown frenzy,” by Dugan Arnett, Boston Globe, October 7, 2016.

The article is an extensive overview of a long interview with me, as well as containing a quote from a key member of the Museum’s staff.

As assistant museum director Jeff Meuse puts it, “It’s been quite a frenzy with him trying to make sure that everyone gets a little piece of Loren Coleman.”

Please see entire article.
Creepy clown trend dates back to ’80s, but this time it’s different,” by Dean Balsamini and Melkorka Licea, New York Post, October 9, 2016.
Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman (Photo credit: Jenny Coleman)

But while the clown craze is disturbing, it’s mostly harmless and nothing new, says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, an “investigator of human and animal mysteries” and author of 35 books.
He traced the phenomenon to Massachusetts in 1981, when children reported evil clowns attempting to lure them into vans.
The clowns were never seen by adults.
“There were no arrests, no photographs, no evidence and no abductions,” Coleman told The Post.
Soon after, the “phantom clowns,” as Coleman calls them, turned up in Providence, RI, Kansas City, Mo., Omaha, Neb., Denver, and Pittsburgh.
At the time, Coleman was working as director of the Charlestown office of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. He wrote to 400 “fellow researchers and writers,” wondering if they had heard of the “unexplained phenomenon.”
The feedback revealed there had been similar reports in local papers. “That was the mystery. How do people in different parts of the country have the same experience? There was no internet or wire stories or national stories about this phenomenon,” said Coleman, who wrote about the sightings in his book Mysterious America.
To this day, the 1981 “phantom clowns” remain a “total mystery.”
“There are long stretches where nothing happens,” Coleman said, noting minor sightings from Phoenix in 1985, and South Orange and Belleville, NJ, in 1991.

There have been other examples. If I thought the 1981 wave of Phantom Clown sightings were widespread, nothing could have prepared me for 2016’s spread of both Phantom Clowns and Stalking Clowns events.

Channel WCSH6/NBC TV’s Katie Bavoso reports live from the Phantom Clown exhibit at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.