Fortean / Alternative News: Pilot Discusses Phoenix Lights, Zombie Warning and the Antichrist Has Come!
It's been almost 14 years since Phoenix became the center of the UFO-sighters' universe, thanks to a phenomenon known as the Phoenix Lights.
"Greg" is a commercial airline pilot who asked not to be identified. On that night- March 13, 1997- he and his wife were driving home in the West Valley after a date night.
"All of a sudden, with some urgency, my wife said, 'What are those lights?'" Greg said. Continued at Commercial Airline Pilot Saw Phoenix Lights
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More on the Winkfield UFO hoax papers
getbracknell - Top secret Government UFO files relating to a suspected flying saucer crash in Winkfield in the 1960s have been released.
The new papers reveal letters relating to the UFO’s crash landing later turned out to be an elaborate hoax involving multiple “crash sites” across the country.
In September 1967 a group of students at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough planted six ‘flying saucers’ in locations across the south of England, including one in the garden of Nyewood House in Winkfield.
The saucers, which were fitted with a motion sensitive alarm that sounded when they were moved and filled with a foul-smelling green gunge, made international headlines.
People were so frightened of the saucers, which were seen as evidence of an alien invasion, that the Army was called in.
Last week the Government released previously secret files relating to UFO sightings and operations at the time and it was hoped the files would contain more information about the Government reaction to the Winkfield saucer.
But the only pieces of information relating to the incident in thousands of pages of files are a letter to the MoD from filmmaker John Keeling, who is researching the hoax, and the response to that letter.
The letter is asking for permission to speak to MoD officials and the reply, from one of the officials, says: “Investigations of UFO sightings were one of my duties at that time.
“I advise you, however, that the extent of my support could be circumscribed by requirements of the Official Secrets Act.”
John, whose book on the hoax should be out later this year, said: “When the original incident happened there would have been witness reports generated but they’re all missing.
“I had been told some time ago that there is no more information to come out but it is still disappointing.
“It’s also rather sobering to see your name in top secret Government files!
Man tells police he set fire because of Satan
heraldnet - Convinced that he was sharing a motel room with Satan, a man set his blankets ablaze in Lynnwood, WA on Friday, according to what he told police.
The man, 52, of Redmond, had been staying at the Days Inn on 196th Street SW for about a month, according to a police affidavit filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.
Fire crews were called about 8:30 a.m. Friday when smoke began pouring out of the second floor room where the man was staying.
The fire was contained to one room because of fire sprinklers, officials said. About six rooms were damaged in all, as well as guests' personal property.
The man told police that he set the room on fire because Satan was in there, according to the affidavit. He reportedly said he wanted to protect "the good people" by setting the fire.
The investigation showed that flames began in the room in at least four different places, including the blankets.
Hotel officials told police the man had repeatedly called hotel employees the "anti-Christ" and "spawns of Satan."
Hotel management had asked the man to move out the day of the fire.
The man was being held Monday at Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree arson. Police who searched his room after the fire found two bottles of lighter fluid, records show.
The case remains under investigation by Lynnwood police. No injuries were reported.
Run children! The Antichrist, Oprah Winfrey, has come!!
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This nutball is Rev. James David Manning of ATLAH World Ministries in Harlem, NYC. As a younger man, Manning burgled homes, mostly on Long Island. He spent about three and a half years in prison in New York and Florida for burglary, robbery, larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, and other charges before his release in 1978. While in prison, he became a devout Christian. He is known for his attacks on prominent African-Americans especially President Barack Obama, comparing him to Hitler and frequently calling him a criminal and "long-legged mack daddy."
Abductions: What do we Really Know?
September 19 of this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the famous Betty and Barney Hill UFO encounter – an event that, arguably, ushered in the phenomenon that has become known as “Alien Abduction.” But, almost half a century after the Hill’s firmly added a new category to UFO research, what do we truly know about the real nature of abductions? Let’s take a look. Continued at Abductions: What do we Really Know? - Another great piece by Nick Redfern posted at Mysterious Universe.
Warning: Zombies Ahead!
thedenverchannel - A highway sign warning of zombies has prompted CDOT to make sure all the electronic signs it uses are locked to prevent hacking.
The issue arose early Monday morning when a Colorado Department of Highways electronic road-warning sign in Boulder flashed a warning of "ZOMBIES AHEAD."
The sign, at Foothills Parkway near Baseline Road, was supposed to say "Shoulder work Feb. 28 through June," but someone was able to open the unlocked control panel and change the warning message.
Rick Barron and his wife saw the sign while he was driving her to the airport.
"My first thought was, 'Did that really say Zombies Ahead?' And my second thought was 'I've been in Boulder almost 30 years. If there were naked zombies riding bicycles with pumpkins on their heads, I guess we'd be used to it," said Barron.
There are instructions for changing the electronic signs on the Internet which explain what the default passwords for the signs are and explains how to reset the password if it has been changed.
The control boxes for the orange signs are usually locked, but apparently some of the control boxes aren't.
A project engineer for CDOT, Gerry Padilla, told the Daily Camera that the crew overseeing the sign on Foothills Parkway had left the control box unlocked. He said the crew was reprimanded.
Other electronic signs operated by CDOT were being checked Monday to make sure they were all locked to prevent tampering. The signs don't belong to CDOT but to a contractor.
"I'm sure it's just a question of contacting the contractor and asking them to make sure their signs are locked," said CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman. "There are no zombies that I know of in Boulder, but stranger things have happened."
Stegman told 7NEWS that electronic Colorado traffic signs have been hacked about three times in the last 10 years. She said the fine for tampering with Colorado highways signs is $66.
The "Zombies Ahead" warning has been seen across the United States by pranksters who access the control panels of the highway signs.