Wonderer’s thoughts—Exploring Cultures


I’ve always wondered what it would be like to travel another or multiple parts of the world to see what their culture would be like and explore the historical places or events that defines that part of the world.

I so wish I could go those places. But it’s bad when you don’t have the funds to do so.

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A Look into a Wanderer’s World


When you think of a wanderer, you might think of an adventurer traveling around seeing and learning about the world we live on. That point is the typical generalizing thought that comes to mind. But, you don’t have to be a traveler to be a wanderer. You can still be a local wanderer as well. Discovering the ways around you. We all come from all walks of life to discover ways throughout history to present day. Either being a localized to worldwide wanderer you may try to find your own happiness in the ways and places around you. Yet, sometimes you may want a partner, friends, family or even a stranger to tag along the adventures. And, even meeting people along the way make it more interesting.

A wanderer’s mind always thinks about the ways of the world, the people, how things work, culture, society, economics, relationships and so much more. There may never be a dull moment because their mind can keep on thinking, discovering, and learning. Could the wanderer’s world trying to unlock the big picture(s), we are always wondering about? How creative are these people? How much do we actually know?

Archives of the Afterlife Trip


The Archives of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal
Moundsville, West Virginia, USA
November 17-18, 2017

Pictures are from the museum, section that was missing are the medical, Marilyn Monroe, military items, & a few other items.

There is a museum that has items that represents different things throughout history and what could have a something attached onto it. It is neat to check out the items within.

Post-Mortem Photography
Life Masks
West Virginia Penitentiary Execution Cap

There is also some haunted dolls and figures

Abraham Lincoln’s Death Mask

There is also a religious section.

After the tour of the museum and of the building it is in. We decided to split up and go through the portions that are open to the public. With going to a few investigations, you know what to look for to rule out what might cause noises and etc. There were things happening that cannot be explained. If you like to know more, you might want to make a trip and take a look.

If you have stories to tell about the paranormal or something strange or unusual happen tell us here.

Ames Fire-Article Compilation


Information below is from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and WV Public Broadcasting,

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency in Wood County as a result of the former Ames plant fire, and Wood County Schools will be closed a second day because of air quality concerns.

Justice’s declaration will allow additional resources to be mobilized to address ongoing issues created by the fire, according to a release from the governor’s office.

“Multiple State Agencies have been involved in assisting Wood County since this terrible fire started on Saturday,” Justice said. “We are committed to making sure this disaster continues to be addressed and therefore I am issuing this declaration so that essential emergency services continue without interruption.”

Wood County Schools officials announced all schools, including the district office, will be closed Tuesday following a meeting with EPA representatives and emergency responders.

Superintendent John Flint said officials indicated atmospheric conditions Tuesday would be similar to Monday, which caused smoke from the Ames plant to stay closer to the ground. Firefighters are still working to sift through debris and douse hot spots, and the smoke cloud could be smelled throughout the city and seen for miles around.

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The Williamstown-Parkersburg Catholic high school football game rescheduled for tonight at Stadium Field has been postponed again, due to air quality concerns related to the fire at the former Ames property.

In addition, a pair of regional soccer finals scheduled for Tuesday at the field have been pushed back to Wednesday, Wood County Schools Superintendent John Flint said.

Heavy rain temporarily halted work at the scene of the fire, which started early Saturday morning. The rain helped knock down some flames but also intensified the smoke.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority announced today that it will offer free rides to anyone with respiratory issues and/or the elderly affected by the plant fire to the emergency shelter at South Parkersburg Baptist Church or any safe residence within the city limits of Parkersburg or Vienna.

Call the MOVTA office at 304-422-4100 for more information.

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State and local officials continue to work to determine the contents of the former Ames facility as smoke still billows from the ongoing fire there.

Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, said there were no Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms filed for the site. Also known as Tier II reports, the forms are submitted annually to local fire departments and other emergency response agencies to help them plan for and respond to chemical emergencies, he said.

“We have yet to identify any law or regulation that would have required this property to identify its contents to a state agency or program,” Messina said via email.

Wood County 911 Director Rick Woodyard said officials at the scene have a book of Material Safety Data Sheets listing characteristics of potentially toxic chemicals at the site, but it is not known if all of those listed in it were being stored there at the time of the fire.

The Wood County office of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has closed for the day, along with multiple downtown businesses including Highmark West Virginia, due to the fire and changing weather.

At the scene of the fire, heavy rain this morning helped douse some of the remaining flames, but intensified the smoke.

Wood County Schools officials have yet to determine whether schools will be open Tuesday; but West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission officials have confirmed two regional soccer finals at Stadium Field Tuesday evening are planned to go on as scheduled.

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Wood County 911 Director Rick Woodyard is advising people to keep away from the site of the ongoing fire at the former Ames facility in south Parkersburg.

There are not as many onlookers today as when the fire started Saturday or on Sunday, but becasue of weather conditions, the cloud of smoke from the fire is closer to the ground, affecting air quality, officials said.

Firefighters from West Virginia and Ohio continue to work to keep the fire under control and get it extinguished, although the latter is expected to take multiple days.

Tankers from Silverton, Harrisville, Salem Township and Newport, among others, have delivered water to the scene this morning.

Multiple backhoes are at the site in an attempt to move debris and provide better access to remaining hot spots.

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The state has committed money to assist local agencies with the costs of fighting the ongoing fire at the former Ames facility.

Donnie Adkins, with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s office, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael informed Wood County commissioners of the financial assistance this morning.

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Area agencies and businesses began announcing closures late this morning due to air quality concerns stemming from the ongoing fire at the Ames facility in south Parkersburg.

Wood County Magistrate and Circuit courts closed this morning, and the Wood County Public Defenders Office announced around 10 a.m. it was in the process of closing.

American National University announced it would be closed today. West Virginia University at Parkersburg had already cancelled morning classes.

Community Bank sent out an email announcing it’s downtown branch would be closed this morning. Several area businesses also were closed this morning citing air quality concerns.

We will continue to update this article as more announcements are made


What We Know And Don’t Know

Wood County is under a state of emergency as an industrial fire continues to burn at a warehouse just outside Parkersburg city limits. Gov. Jim Justice joined state and county officials to discuss ongoing efforts to put the fire out and to address residents’ health concerns.

Still, a lot of questions remain about the incident and how it might affect residents of the surrounding area. Here’s what we know (and what we don’t know):

The key is getting the fire out. But even that is a question.

Weather patterns continue to be cooperative in terms of response efforts. Heavy rains in and around Parkersburg on Monday knocked a thick plume of smoke and concentrated it closer to the ground. Tuesday morning’s weather brought some relief. As rain moved out, the smoke thinned and headed upward — away from the scene of the fire.

Even with a decrease in the plume’s size and the dissipation of the smell of burnt plastic, incident commander Mark Stewart, of the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department said there is still no timeline for extinguishing the fire.

With the fire still burning, private firefighting and hazmat firm Specialized Professional Services, Inc. of Washington, Pennsylvania, remains at the scene with local responders.

Officials are still not sure what was in the building when the fire started.

County Commissioner Blair Couch said that a warehouse owner handed Stewart a three-ring binder of material safety data sheets. Couch and other officials said that information is outdated and, thus, may not accurately reflect the materials stored at the facility as of Saturday, when the fire began.

“We’re hoping for the property owner to complete his evaluation. He said his paper work was in the building that is no longer there. Now he’s going through e-mails to get a bill of lading — trying to figure out what they had shipped out,” said Couch. “We have heard from certain industry insiders that have said, ‘We know that’s not there because we never sold them that.'”

Larry Messina of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety also clarified that state and county officials are trying to obtain recent bills of lading that would show materials that have shipped to and from the facility. He said the owners have told state and county officials they are trying to track down those documents electronically via archived email.

“It’s going to be a little bit of time,” Couch said. “I know there’s just so many people with concerns, me not the least of them.”

So far, officials say air testing shows no signs of health hazards.

Gov. Jim Justice said at a Tuesday morning news conference that air-quality testing from the West Virginia Department of Environmental shows that 150 air samples are below a 1,000 parts per million threshold when tested for carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine and ammonium.

A representative for the state Department of Environmental Protection said those monitors had at one time been placed right next to the blaze. He said those readings detected levels higher than the 1,000 ppm level and were repositioned to more accurately reflect the air quality being consumed by the community.

County officials have also contracted Arkansas-based environmental consultants Center for Toxicology, Environment & Health to monitor air quality.

The owner of the property has a history in the area.

According to DEP-issued consent orders, Intercontinental Export Import, Inc. has been cited in March 2015 for failing to provide monthly water pollution reports to state regulators. According to its website, IEI is a subsidiary of Sirnaik. The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office has a “Warehousing and Storage” company chartered in Wood County under the name Surnaik Holdings of WV, LLC.

IEI owns five warehousing and storage facilities in Wood County, according to county and state officials. The DEP says IEI have been the owner of the facility that burned since 2004.

Officials failed to provide information about whether the other facilities have been inspected since the fire.

Governor Justice said he nor other state or county officials are aware of the insurance policies obtained by IEI and to what degree their coverage might help with reimbursing the cost of the response, including any law suits that might be filed against the company.

“We don’t know the extent. Now we’ve tried we’ve tried to figure that out. We do not know the extent of the insurance coverage whether it covers all liabilities or whatever,” said Justice. “And, actually, you know this is a private entity and everything and, for all I know, the ownership is trying to do the right things and work in a positive way from what I know today.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is has been on the scene of the fire since Saturday but has yet to determine a cause.

In a Monday evening news conference, officials from the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office said in 2008 there was an operational sprinkler system at the facility.

Patriotism


Patriotism is defined as the quality of being patriotic, vigorous support of one’s country.

Patriotism has become a popular topic recently or at least in the American culture, it is. A lot of the older generations are used to people standing with one arm across the chest and having head wear off during the Pledge of Allegiance and/or National Anthem. 

But in recent times, people have been sitting out, kneeling, burning the national flag, making unpatriotic remarks, and so on and so forth. 

But, some questions remains..

  1. What makes someone against/for something in their country?
  2. What might make someone not like/like the country they are currently in?
  3. What is the backstory behind all these patriotic/unpatriotic things?
  4. What constitutes as patriotic/unpatriotic in one’s country?

Thoughts of Las Vegas Massacre 2017


US History

May all those who lost their lives may rest in peace
May the proper actions take place afterwards

~10PM, Sunday, October 1st, 2017, Route 91 Harvest Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

SourcesABCNews,CNN, Washington Post,

What seemed like the typical festival going on in the Las Vegas strip and everyone having a good time and enjoying a concert until one moment: non-stop bullets was shooting into the Route 91 Harvest Site from the 29th Floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel from the corning block. During this festival, there were hundreds of attendees. There are at least 59 people killed and 527 injured, currently confirmed and could possibly rise.

The suspect is a 64-year-old, white, Mequite, Nevada resident Stephen Paddock who stayed at the Mandalay Bay Hotel during the time of the event that had brought the numerous (23) firearms (pistols, handguns, and rifles) and an ingredient used in explosives (room and car) mostly found in his room. At this point in time, the motive is unclear. They also found 3 cameras, 2 in the hallways outside his room, and 1 looking through the door. After this happening, he had taken his own life. It is believed that he acted alone.

According to CNN, Paddocks brain was autopsied and there was “no abnormalities.”

If you know any loved ones in Las Vegas during this incident and looking for them, please call: 1-800-536-9488

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Thoughts

I think this a saddening and horrific moment in American history and will ever remain to be a part of the dark histories that will always be remembered. We will not forget this event like past similar events. I know in American culture, people like their weaponry and right to bear arms but will this or future events like this change the way things will change in the distant future? Will it change to where other countries are doing?

I wonder the backstory and why this person decide to do this act? Did something go wrong or did he have some sort of mental breakdown?

Questions

  1. How could this ever happen?
  2. How could this guy get so many weaponry into a hotel?
  3. What kind of security or security policies does this hotel have?
  4. What is the motives?
  5. What is the shooters background?
  6. Was this an act of terrorism?
    1. Terrorism is defined as any act that can cause terror amongst a group of people in an certain area.
  7. Was there more than one shooter?
  8. Will this affect the way we have the right to bear arms?
  9. Will the right to bear arms change or be more restrictive?
  10. How will history or culture change for the better?

This post will be updated once more information is out to general public

A Look into the Unknown


There are many things in this world that cannot be explained or yet explored. Yet, the sciences and math probabilities are able to explain some of the things going on but not all. Could it explain what is in the deepest depths of the ocean, what about the strange space, earth, and human anomalies, why we can't explain cold cases or missing person cases that are never reopened, what happens when something or someone goes through a black hole in space (hypothetically speaking), and etc? There's so many questions left to be answered.

It's an exploration race of knowledge beyond our capabilities which we are slowly learning more about and who knows what point of time it will take us to get there. It seems like there are a lot of dark subjects that haven't been shown the light of day and dedication to be worked into so we know the Earth and Space more and what we are capable of. It seems like there maybe a lot of curious minded people who are wondering about what the future holds and the mysteries and tales of the past, present and future.

What will the future hold? Will we discover what lies in the parts unknown and the tales of our own planet?