Ä Area: UFO ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Msg#: 14923 Date: 06-05-96 01:04 From: Don Allen Read: Yes Replied: No To: All Mark: Subj: Navaho Deities Reportedly ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ * Forwarded from I_UFO * Originally By: Blue Resonant Human * Originally To: All * Originally Re: Navaho Deities Reportedly Seen * Originally Dated: Monday June 03 1996 03:17 __________________________________________________________________ Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Blue Resonant Human"
Originally to: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Original Date: Sun, 2 Jun 96 22:14:50 -0700 (PDT) -> SearchNet's iufo Mailing List NAVAJO DEITIES REPORTEDLY SEEN; THOUSANDS VISIT SITE Bring Warnings of Danger Ahead, Say Witnesses [This text is edited from an article that ran May 28 in the Arizona Republic newspaper, written by Bill Donovan.] WINDOW ROCK - Thousands of Navajo pilgrims have traveled to the small outpost of Rocky Ridge in the past few weeks, drawn by what a 96-year-old woman and her daughter saw outside their hogan. On the morning of May 3, Irene Yazzie, who had not spoken for several months because of a stroke, turned to her daughter and said someone was coming to their home near Big Mountain, north of Flagstaff. About noon, the two heard a loud noise outside, followed by a knocking. They opened the door to see two tall, elderly Navajo men. One told them not to be afraid, that they were two of the more than 100 Navajo deities, who assist in all aspects of Navajo life. They had appeared before Yazzie and her daughter, Sarah Begay, to ask why the deities no longer are receiving prayers from the people. They warned that if the Navajos continue to forsake tribal traditions, they face grave danger in the future, and Navajo deities would not be able to help. The men vanished seconds later, leaving only footprints and a sprinkling of corn pollen, which traditional Navajos scatter during prayer. Since the story began circulating, the wind has swept away the pollen and nearly obliterated the footprints. But thousands of Navajos have visited the Begay home each day, leaving corn pollen, saying prayers and wanting to see what traditionalists say is the third visit by Navajo deities to their people this century. Some had traveled from as far away as San Diego to bring sacred objects as tribute to the deities. A former historian for the tribe said his research revealed that deities appeared in the 1930s and 1950s. In each case, the deity appeared to elderly Navajo women during a time of drought. Begay could not be reached for comment. Yazzie has not spoken since the deities appeared. Leaders of the community of Hard Rocks, which is the closest settlement of any notable size, have gotten so many inquiries about how to find the site that they have printed a map for Navajos. Lorenzo Yazzie, vice president of the community and not related to Irene Yazzie, said that at the request of the family, some restrictions have been set, including a ban on cameras and video recorders. The family also has requested that non-Indians not be allowed at the site, he said. A number of Navajo tribal leaders have visited the place, including President Albert Hale. In a memo, he urged the government's 5,000 Navajo employees to visit the site and gave them four hours off anytime last week to do so. "This is a significant event to Navajo people everywhere," his memo said. Annette Brown, public-information officer for the Navajo Nation, said her office has received calls from off- reservation television stations and newspapers asking for more information. But at the request of the Begays, Hale will release nothing further. The "Navajo Times," the tribe's weekly newspaper, is holding off printing a story about the visit of the deities until the Begay family approves its release and ceremonies are conducted at the home. Ruth Roessel, who teaches Navajo culture on the reservation, said the story of the deities' visit may inspire more Navajos to observe traditions, which many Navajos have abandoned over the past 20 years. "This may wake some people up," Roessel said. - - - - - Excerpt from: ISCNI*Flash -- Vol. 2, No. 6 -- June 1, 1996 ISCNI@aol.com http://www.iscni.com Except as otherwise noted, the entire text of ISCNI*Flash is copyright 1996 by ISCNI, Inc. As a condition of receiving the ISCNI*Flash, all recipients agree not to post the ISCNI*Flash on any Newsgroup, Web site, BBS or similar electronic location, nor redistribute the Flash by any electronic means, except for the express purpose of encouraging others to subscribe, or unless with prior permission of ISCNI. In general, ISCNI will approve the electronic posting or redistribution of single articles or short excerpts from the Flash, provided credit is given to the author and the ISCNI*Flash in every instance. Hard copy (paper) reproduction and redistribution of the Flash, in whole or part, for educational purposes is permitted. ISCNI*Flash is the twice-monthly electronic newsletter of ISCNI, The Institute for the Study of Contact with Non-human Intelligence. ISCNI*Flash is a subscription newsletter. Newcomers to the Flash may receive two issues free before subscribing. CNI researchers, educators and organization representatives may qualify for a complimentary subscription. Paid members of ISCNI at America Online receive the Flash at no extra charge. The subject matter of the ISCNI*Flash is inherently controversial, and the views and opinions reported herein are not necessarily those of ISCNI or its staff. -> Send "subscribe iufo " to email@example.com -> Posted by: Blue Resonant Human -+- MailGate 0.25e + Origin: Ask Your Fido Feed for SNETNEWS (1:330/201.1) ... "It's not the years, it's the mileage." - Indiana Jones -!- FMail/386 1.02 ! Origin: * A UFO..what's that? <-> Fidonet UFO Moderator * (1:3618/2)