The following are previous humanoid / cryptid encounter reports received by various agencies worldwide:
A July 2007 report from Rio Branco, Brazil states that a creature with one eye, like the Cyclops of Greek mythology, as well as a gaping mouth was seen wandering in the deep jungle. The creature was tall, seven feet or more when it stood on two legs, that it emitted a strong, extremely disagreeable odor, and that it has thick, matted fur.
Geovaldo Karitiana, 27, a member of the Karitiana tribe, claims to have seen as similar creature in 2003, as he was hunting in the jungle near an area that his tribe calls “the cave of the mapinguari.”
“It was coming toward the village and was making a big noise,” he said in a recent interview on the tribe’s reservation in the western Amazon. “It stopped when it got near me, and that’s when the bad smell made me dizzy and tired. I fainted, and when I came to, it was gone.”
Mr. Karitiana’s father, Lucas, confirmed his son’s account. He said that when his son took him back to the site of the encounter, he saw a cleared pathway where the creature had departed, “as if a boulder had rolled through and knocked down all the trees and vines.”
Source: Witness accounts to reporter
NOTE: The mere mention of the mapinguari, the giant sloth-like monster of the Amazon, is enough to send shivers down the spines of almost all who dwell in the world’s largest rain forest. The name is usually translated as “the roaring animal” or “the fetid beast.” Though the descriptions of the mapinguari may resemble the Sasquatch of North America, the comparison stop there. Unlike its counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere, the creature is said not to flee human contact, but to aggressively hunt down the hunter, turning the tables on those who do not respect the jungle’s unwritten rules and limits...Lon
Wahiawa, Hawaii - 1973 - late night
Rob Carlson had gone to the river in Whitmore Village with his friends to catch catfish. They laid traps in the river for about an hour, intending to come back in the morning to gather up the fish. As they were busy putting in their traps, they heard a blood-curdling scream. It sounded at first like a wild man screaming in the bushes right next to them. In a state of panic the witnesses began to run. As they got to the top of the hill, running down a little trail, they came to a curve in the path. As they entered the curve, they all stopped dead in their tracks. An 8-foot tall man was walking down the trail, heading right for them. He was naked except for a cloth around his waist. They turned and ran back to the river. As he stumbled down the side of the embankment, a giant woman stepped out from behind a tree. She must have been at least seven feet tall. Turning downriver they ran until they came out of the ravine safely. Giant footprints were found at the site.
Source: The Obake Files
Puerto de Alisas, Spain - April 4, 1991 - late night
Jose Saiz was traveling alone on an isolated road and as he was rounding a curve he saw what he thought at first to be a sheet floating in the air on the side of the road. It now floated on the center of the road and the witness slowed down and turned on the high beams. Suddenly he was stunned to realize that it was not a "sheet" but a man-like figure. It was moving towards the witness, moving its arms very slowly as if it were swimming. Little by little it moved off to the right and feet first, descended to the ground.
The now terrified witness could see that it was a tall man wearing something resembling a dark flowing tunic. It moved in strange leaps and bounds as the witness noticed that it had a very pale face with a pointed chin. As the witness drove by the figure he looked more closely and was able to see more details. It had a long bony pale face, somewhat resembling that of a corpse. Its whole face and body appeared to be illuminated by a dim glow, bluish reddish in color. It had long straight hair almost white in color and was shoulder length. Its hands and feet were long, bony and strong looking. He was apparently barefooted. The humanoid was easily over 2 meters in height and wore something on his forehead resembling a diadem or tiara. The humanoid facial expression was that of extreme resigned sadness and fear. This scared the witness who as he drove by the figure saw it bend down in an almost mechanical fashion. The witness attempted to accelerate the car but it had inexplicably lost power. The vehicle suddenly accelerated and the witness left the bizarre being behind. The witness had the impression that he humanoid remained on the road as if waiting for something or someone.
Source: Iker Jimenez
NOTE: For those who believe in non-terrestrial or multidimensional spiritual entities (like myself), this may be an example of the phenomenon. I was confronted with a similar being several years ago and had the sense that it was not of human or animal origin...Lon
Jay, Florida - June 1986 - late night
The main witness was sleeping with her young daughter, who was suffering from an in-operable cancerous brain tumor, in her bedroom when she suddenly awoke to see three cloaked beings that were standing at the foot of their bed. They were apparently communicating with each other but not with the witness. When the witness attempted to reach over to touch her daughter she realized that she was unable to move. All she could do was move her eyes. The beings then came over to the side of her bed and a very peaceful feeling came over her, the being that was directly opposite to the witness right shoulder bend over and touched her daughter, and everything went quiet and the witness memory ended at this point.
The next day her daughter experienced a massive nosebleed she apparently expelled a very large blood clot from her nose, almost gagging her. A few months later the witness took her daughter for a new CT scan. Soon she was surprised to learn that her daughter's tumor was completely gone apparently removed by a laser, according to her doctor (name deleted). Her daughter is now cancer free.
NOTE: This is a somewhat common experience. In the past, I have received 3 private narratives (2 proven with medical evidence) where the witness had been cured of terminal ailments and the physicians had no explanation for the sudden turnaround...Lon
SMALL ELEPHANT TRUNKS
Near Milnthorpe, Cumbria, UK - July 1965 - late night
A couple and their baby son were making an overnight journey when they pulled over for a cigarette break at a rest area. Shortly after pulling in they noticed an intense red light, which appeared lens or domed shaped, behind a nearby dry stonewall. Within this light were three small creatures that seemed to give off a slight green luminescence. The humanoids were described as having large round staring eyes and a long nose that looked like a “small elephant trunk” with a mouth that appeared as just a slit. They had large heads and almost turnip shaped, and their bodies were round with hands with digits that were not defined. Two of the three entities had their arms held out in front of them as if gesturing. No definite muscle tone or bone structure was seen, and they did not appeared to be wearing any clothing. The humanoids appeared about 15 feet from the car in front of the wall when the object’s brilliance was noticed.
Both witnesses became frightened and drove off without seeing the humanoids depart. Later both witnesses felt silly for reacting in a frightened manner towards the creatures, because they had an impression that they meant no harm.
Unexplained Object Captured on Camera in Western Australia
A Woodvale, Western Australia stargazer has captured a series of extraordinary photographs of what he says could be an unidentified flying object hovering above Bendigo.
Forty-eight-year-old Colin Davis told the Bendigo Advertiser he spotted the object last Saturday night (January 8) between midnight and 5am.
Mr Davis, who is a retired camera operator, said he was standing at the back door of his home, facing west, when he noticed something strange in the sky.
“At first, I thought it was a bright star and it appeared to follow the same path,” he said.
“But I kept watching and once the sun started to come up it remained very bright and I realised I was looking at something very different.”
Mr Davis said he had previously been sceptical of UFO sightings, but the extraordinary encounter had turned him into a believer.
“Don’t ask me who was driving that thing, but there was definitely something unexplainable hovering overhead,” he said.
Discovery, Science and Technology Centre Bendigo planetarium co-ordinator Craig Kendal said there could be a more simple explanation.
“It’s possible the flying object was in fact Sirius, the brightest star in the sky,” Mr Kendal said.
Mr Davis said a similar flying object was spotted by NASA satellite cameras conducting the space tether experiment in 2007.
The experiment, which was a joint venture between the US and Italy, called for a large spherical satellite to be deployed from a US space shuttle at the end of a 20-kilometre-long conducting cable tether.
The idea was to let the shuttle drag the tether across the Earth’s magnetic field, producing one part of a dynamo circuit.
But during the experiment, a UFO, of similar appearance to that sighted by Mr Davis, was filmed approaching the tether before flying out of screen.
“I compared the images with footage from a YouTube clip titled ‘tether NASA’,” Mr Davis said.
“And what was astounding was the similarity in the shapes, markings and hole formations on both the flying objects.”
Bendigo Airport manager Bridget Conroy said that to her knowledge no aircraft, including helicopters, were in flight from midnight to 4am on Saturday.
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Due to unforeseen technical problems and set backs, Beyond The Edge Radio will not be live this Sunday night at 10:00 pm EST...however will return live to the airways on January 30, 2011. We appreciate your patience and understanding. When we return on January 30th, Brad Steiger will be our guest. We will be rescheduling our guests - Todd Sheets of Nightwatch Radio, Craig Hines of Gateway of The Gods and Stan Gordon, author and Bigfoot researcher. We apologize for any inconvenience, however when we return it will be well worth the wait!
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Ion Deflector Shield for Interplanetary Spaceships Now a Reality
universetoday - British scientists invent “mini-magnetosphere” to protect astronauts during solar storms.
Space travel during a solar storm just became a little less risky. UK scientists working at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford and the universities of York and Strathclyde have tested a “mini-magnetosphere” enveloping a model spacecraft in the lab. It turns out that their prototype offers almost total protection against high energy solar particles. By mimicking the natural protective environment of the Earth, the researchers have scaled the protective magnetic bubble down into an energy efficient, yet powerful deflector shield.
This astounding achievement is a big step toward protecting sensitive electronics and the delicate human body against the radioactive effects of manned missions between the planets. It may sound like science fiction, but future astronauts may well shout the order to “RAISE SHIELDS!” if the Sun flares up during a 36 million mile journey to Mars…
On writing “Scientists Designing ‘Ion Shield’ To Protect Astronauts From Solar Wind” way back in January, I was a little dubious as to whether the preliminary results could be replicated on a full-scale spaceship. At the time, Dr Ruth Bamford (the lead researcher from Rutherford Appleton) had created a mini version of a magnetic shield that acted as a “bubble” in a stream of ions. As ions were charged, they could be deflected by a magnetic field, so the field acts as a barrier to deflect the paths of these ions around the void encapsulated by the magnetic field. All that had to be done was to scale the idea up a notch or two and then place a spaceship in the middle of the protected void. Solved!
Not so fast. The biggest drawback I could see back in January was the large amount of energy that would be required to power the system. After all, to generate a stable, spaceship-sized mini-magnetosphere would need a vast quantity of electricity (and be very bulky), or it would need to be highly efficient (and compact). As this is space travel we’re talking about, the scientists would need to look into the latter. The mini-magnetosphere would need to be a highly efficient device.
Eleven months later and it looks like the British team have found their answer. In results just published in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, they have devised a system no bigger than a large desk that uses the same energy as an electric kettle. Two mini-magnetospheres will be contained within two mini satellites located outside the spaceship. Should there be an increase in solar wind flux, or an approaching cloud of energetic particles from a flare and/or coronal mass ejection (CME), the magnetospheres can be switched on and the solar ions are deflected away from the spacecraft.
“These initial experiments have shown promise and that it may be possible to shield astronauts from deadly space weather,” Dr Bamford said. After all, the effects of radiation poisoning can be devastating.
Prof. Bob Bingham, a theoretical physicist at the University of Strathclyde, gives a graphic account as to why this technology is important:
“Solar storms or winds are one of the greatest dangers of deep space travel. If you got hit by one not only would it take out the electronics of a ship but the astronauts would soon take on the appearance of an overcooked pizza. It would be a bit like being near the Hiroshima blast. Your skin would blister, hair and teeth fall out and before long your internal organs would fail. It is not a very nice way to go. This system creates a Magnetic Field Bubble that would deflect the dangerous radiation away from the spacecraft.” – Prof. Bob Bingham
Bingham added that the team was currently patenting the technology and hopes to have a working full size prototype within five years. So we might have to wait some time until we see some pictures of the system in action…
Virginia Beach Police Instructed on Vampires
wvec - If you don't take something like vampires seriously, retired Virginia Beach police officer Don Rimer may be able to change your mind.
Rimer says, "When I show them the pictures of crime scenes and the interviews with the families and victims over the years, it's dead silence."
Rimer has investigated occult crimes for more than two decades.
With the growing popularity of books, shows, and movies like Twilight and True Blood, more and more frightening cases involving groups like self-proclaimed vampires are turning up.
"Kids have taken this on as a lifestyle and religion and have killed in the name of it. They've killed parents and classmates," adds Rimer.
While it's just an image for some people, some local students are seeing classmates taking things more seriously.
Maury High School student Brittany Tavers says, "Some people are biting each other on their necks. They just want to be vampires or werewolves. I guess they don't realize that it's fake."
Rimer will lead a seminar on ritual crimes Saturday in Newport News.
The ultimate goal is to keep people informed about satanic groups and to keep ritual crimes out of Hampton Roads.
Rimer says, "Cases like that are popping up over the last several years and will continue to do that when we turn a blind eye to what our children are getting involved in."
On December 3, 2010, the recently deceased retired NORAD officer, Stanley Fulham, predicted a major wave of UFO sightings in Moscow in early-to-mid January. This was to be followed a week later by a major UFO wave in London. Fulham’s prediction raised considerable interest given his earlier success in predicting a major UFO sighting over New York City on October 13. What was particularly noteworthy about his earlier prediction was that the FAA radar facility responsible for three major airports in the New York City metropolitan area was shut down for an hour leading to flight delays. Caught off guard by Fulham’s apparent success, I like many others paid more attention to his next prediction about UFOs in Moscow and London. There have indeed been UFOs sightings in Moscow during period Fulham predicted, but to date these have only been reported by one source and been observed over one location. Nevertheless, this has led to one reporter declaring that Fulham’s prediction has been fulfilled.
In his most recent Examiner article, Alfred Webre writes: “A remarkable UFO wave over Moscow, Russia in early January 2011 has reportedly confirmed the predictions of an apparent regional galactic governance council that its interdimensional spacecraft would appear over Moscow Russia at that time.” Webre lists eight youtube videos confirming the “remarkable UFO wave.” The problem is that six of the videos are taken by one person, Oleg Tarabanov over the same location over the first two weeks of January. The seventh is of a hard to see object in an entirely different rural location; and the eighth UFO video has been pulled and is no longer available.
The videos by Tarabanov are the most interesting and clearly show up to two UFO objects over a location that appears to be in an industrial area of Moscow.
While Tarabanov’s videos are interesting evidence of what appears to be up to two UFOs, they hardly constitute a “UFO wave”; and, most importantly, there has been no independent confirmation of Oleg’s videos. Neither the Russian general public nor media have reported UFO sightings in the period specified by Fulham. This contrasts with the New York UFO October 13 event that was seen by thousands of witnesses and widely reported in the media.
So can the minimal UFO activity reported by Tarabanov from Moscow in early January 2011, be put down as yet another failed UFO prediction, or has Fulham been confirmed as Webre claims with enormous exopolitical significance? Of the latter possibility, Webre writes: “The January 2011 apparent galactic governance UFO sightings over Moscow Russia undescore an apparent determination by the ET council to break the USA-Russia ‘conspiracy of silence’ around the extraterrestrial presence…” In this reporter’s opinion, it is premature to declare Fulham’s prediction has been confirmed. Especially so if the goal was to break a US-Russian “conspiracy of silence.” Perhaps, there is more to come in Moscow or a wave of UFOs will appear over London as Fulham predicted, In either case, the exopolitical significance of Fulham’s predictions will deservedly come under closer scrutiny.
Historically, the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia has been a major hotspot for UFO sightings and reports. The book 'The Gosford Files' details the 1995-96 flap where police officers are mentioned in several cases, in particular one incident where the local police were chasing a strange flying metallic craft back and forth across the bay all night. As residents called to report that they were woken by a thunderous roar and blinding lights, animals howled or cowered and hid, and parties suddenly erupted into anti-social behavior.
I have listed a few interesting observations by residents of the Central Coast including a mysterious encounter that involved several people in Terrigal / Gosford, NSW.
A former air traffic controller has inquired about a strange object he witnessed.
Lindsay Carter, of Terrigal, said he was reluctant to speak out but had become so frustrated at not being able to identify it he has called on the public to provide an answer.
''If someone can tell me it's the 2.30pm (passenger flight) from Brisbane then I would be happy,'' he said.
But after three years with the British Air Force as an air traffic controller and a lifetime interest in planes, Mr Carter, 63, said he was confident at being able to identify almost every kind military or commercial aircraft.
''This is different-looking enough for anyone to find it strange,'' he said.
''A UFO is just that, an unidentified flying object. I'm not talking about little green men. I'd be happy with an earthbound explanation.'' But so far no explanations have been forthcoming.
Others have seen the strange comet-like object during daylight hours, including assistants of a nearby takeaway shop.
Mr Carter said it had a contrail, the line of condensation in the sky caused by planes at high altitude, but it was shorter.
The contrail was also pointed slightly up compared to conventional planes.
''I have seen things in the sky in England and Australia but nothing compares to this,'' he said.
He first noticed the object about two years ago and said he had seen it about 50 times.
The video below describes this encounter as well as those of other residents in the area.
RAAF Wing Commander Tomkins and wife and child (Alexander?) saw an extremely brilliant carbon-arc bright object to the east about 7.5° elevation in very slow level flight to the left or north for about one minute over about 8° of arc, estimated at about 2,000 feet height and two miles away. Object suddenly turned east and departed away from the observers at high speed disappearing in about 20 seconds.
Balloon-like object observed.
One ball was observed by three military witnesses on the shore for one minute (Tomkins).
26.10.08 TERRIGAL (NSW) 1105hrs
Source: AUFORN ONLINE UFO Report Form
Witness: Mr. Dale N
Number of witnesses present: 1 & ?
Sighting Duration: 3 seconds
Observation: As I was walking along the street I noticed a long, thin, cylindrical, shiny metallic object about 20 feet long moving very fast through the air about 150 feet above the horizon. There was no engine sound and some other people saw it too. Description: No sound. Very shiny, I could see the sun shining off it. There was no engine sound. Location: Campbell Crescent, Terrigal NSW
Apparent Size: Dinner Plate - Actual Size: About 20 feet- Altitude: About 150 feet - Object Origin: East to west - Object Destination: Went straight over the horizon. - Weather Visibility: Clear, Warm, Calm.
May 18th 2006 : Terrigal, New South Wales
AUFORN UFO HOTLINE FOLLOW UP REPORT: NSW
1800 UFO HOTLINE CALLIN CODE: 5552
DATE OF SIGHTING:: 18/05/2006
DATE REPORTED: 29/05/2006
TIME OF SIGHTING: 09:49 am
NUMBER OF WITNESSES: 1
NUMBER OF OBJECTS: 1
On 18/5/06 at 9.49am, Mr P was driving through the Central Coast suburb of Terrigal and saw an object, which at first glance, thought it to be an aircraft as it was leaving a contrail.
After viewing the object for about 5 minutes, Mr P then saw an aircraft come very close to the object which then made him realise that both objects looked quite different to each other and what he first viewed was not an aircraft. He has no idea what is was, but seems to think there are a few strange things happening in the Central Coast area.
Mr P took a photo of the object with his mobile phone and is going to forward it on to AUFORN. He is a private investigator and has seen quite a few strange things in daylight hours while doing investigations and has forwarded a report onto AUFORN earlier this year.
Posted on: September 7th 2008
Early this morning, around 3am, I was in a taxi traveling home from Terrigal (East Coast, New South Wales, Australia). We were passing through Ettalong when I looked out the left window when I spotted a orange ball of light high in the sky. It appeared to be moving horizontally across the sky before it began to descend. It didn’t seem to be traveling at a very high speed. As it descended it seemed to burst into a fireball and descend more rapidly until it broke into about 3 different visible pieces. My friend was sitting in the back seat with me and she asked me if it was a shooting star. I have seen many shooting stars and this wasn’t one. Unfortunately as I was in the car, I wasn’t able to tell if there was any noise coming from this object. I assumed that it was a meteor of some kind but after having carried out some minor investigation and having read these stories I realised that there have been many sightings of orange “orbs” around the central coast area and along the east coast of NSW… Strange.
news.com.au - March 29, 2010 - There's something strange happening in the skies over a little patch of our pristine holiday coast.
The suburbs around Gosford, on the Central Coast in NSW, are the state's biggest hot spot when it comes to UFO sightings, with dozens of seemingly authentic cases reported every year, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Each month, as many as 30 people turn up to meetings to share their UFO experiences.
UFO Research NSW secretary Joann Kanda, who helps organise the meetings, saw what she believed was a UFO near her home at The Entrance in the mid-1990s.
"It was just a sort of a glowing light in the middle of the night," she said.
"The dogs made a strange noise and I got up. There was something up in the sky with a greenish glow."
The region was the scene for one of Australia's most baffling UFO cases - a series of sightings in 1995 and 1996 - that were reported by police and many other credible witnesses.
Residents have told of seeing shiny, spherical, illuminated UFOs that often hovered above water.
UFO Research NSW's Doug Moffett said UFOs were commonly spotted over water or near power plants and the Central Coast had plenty of both.
The geography of the Central Coast may also play a part. It is heavily populated in parts, which means there are people around to spot UFOs, but still isolated enough for them to be visible in the night sky.
"What UFOs do is, largely speaking, covert in nature. They're obviously not landing at the steps of the Opera House and saying, 'Take me to your leader'," Mr Moffett said.
The UFO and Paranormal Research Society of NSW said the Blue Mountains also figured heavily in UFO sighting reports.
A group of enthusiasts spent the weekend in the mountains searching for UFOs they say visit the area each year in the last week of March.
One of the group, who declined to be named, said that in past years the craft had appeared above the Burragorang Valley, beyond Jenolan Caves, and were seen to hover for some time.
Several readers have reported seeing UFOs near Wollongong a week ago.
One said that about 8.15pm last Sunday, a trio of orange lights appeared overhead grouped in a triangular formation and moved silently through the air.
"There were probably another four in a straight line from Stanwell Park directly over our place," he said.
NOTE: I could have literally spent days posting witness reports from the Central Coast area...and that doesn't include those sightings in Sydney and it's suburbs. As always, I'd appreciate narratives of your personal experiences, be it UFOs, cryptid, spiritual, etc...anything related to the paranormal. Lon
Introduction: The Tremonton, Utah incident involved film taken during a sighting by US Navy Warrant Officer Delbert C Newhouse on 2 July 1952. Commonly referred to as “the Tremonton film” and “the Utah film”.
The Tremonton film was one of two motion pictures of UFO sightings considered by the Robertson Panel, organized by the CIA, in January 1953.
Account: Warrant Officer D.C. Newhouse, USN, obtained 16 mm color movies of a group of UFOs which he and his wife observed visually near Tremonton, Utah. At relatively close range, UFOs appeared flat and circular "shaped like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other."
Mr. Newhouse unpacked his Bell and Howell Automaster camera, with 3-inch telephoto lens, from the trunk of his car and obtained about 1200 frames of the UFOs on Daylight Kodachrome film.
During the filming, Mr. Newhouse changed the iris stop of the camera from f/8 to f/16. The film was submitted to Navy authorities, who forwarded it to the Air Force at ATIC in Dayton, Ohio, where it was studied for several months.
According to Mr. Newhouse, frames of the movie showing a single UFO moving away over the horizon (hence providing some ranging information) were missing when the film was returned.
The hypothesis that the objects were out of focus sea gulls was considered by the Air Force, but could neither be confirmed nor denied. The report of Photogrammetric analysis by Dr. Robert M.L. Baker, Jr., Douglas Aircraft Corporation (which included a study of the 1950 Montana film) also examined this possibility. He states:
"The motion of the objects is not exactly what one would expect from a flock of soaring birds, not the slightest indication of a decrease in brightness due to periodic turning with the wind or flapping."
Dr. Baker reports that no definite conclusion could be reached, but "the evidence remains rather contradictory and no single hypothesis of a natural phenomenon yet suggested seems to completely account for the UFO involved."
INVESTIGATIONS AND SUMMARY
On July 2, 1952, at 11:00 am, on a bright, clear morning, Warrant Officer Delbert C. Newhouse, accompanied by his wife and two children aged 12 and 14, was driving along the open highway a half dozen miles from Tremonton, in Northern Utah. Shortly thereafter he testified to his Navy superiors:
"...my wife noticed a group of objects in the sky that she could not identify. She asked me to stop the car and look. There was a group of about ten or twelve objects - that bore no relation to anything I had seen before - milling about in a rough formation and proceeding in a westerly direction. I opened the luggage compartment of the car and got my camera out of the suitcase. Loading it hurriedly, I exposed approximately thirty feet of film. There was no reference point in the sky and it was impossible for me to make any estimate of speed, size, altitude or distance. Toward the end one of the objects reversed course and proceeded away from the main group. I held the camera still and allowed the single one to cross the field of view, picking it up again and repeating for three or four passes. By this time all of the objects had disappeared."
He also wrote to Project Blue Book, an Air Intelligence Officer then interviewed Newhouse and learned that at relatively close range, before Newhouse could start filming, the UFOs appeared flat and circular:
"shaped like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other."
The witness explained to the Intelligence Officer that he had heard no sounds, seen no exhaust or wake effects emanating from the objects. Before, during, nor after did planes, birds, balloons, or other recognizable phenomena appear in the unidentified aerial objects viewing area. He restated that the one unknown which took off on its own pursued a course opposite to its original one and to the flight path maintained by the remainder of the group. Newhouse was convinced the light from the objects resulted from reflection and that they were as long as they were wide and thin (i.e disk shaped.)
Delbert C. Newhouse, at the time of his sighting, had been graduated from the naval photographic school, and was a veteran with nineteen years' service as a warrant officer, logging more than a thousand hours on aerial photography missions, and twenty two hundred  as chief photographer.
He was considered particularly reliable and a qualified observer. He had no implication in UFO research before his experience, and made a sensible report, noting for example that evaluation of distances was impossible from the film because no reference point could be filmed together with the objects.
The equipment Newhouse employed in the motion picture of the flight of the UFOs against the deep blue morning sky was a professional Bell and Howell 16 mm. Filmo Auto Loadmaster camera with a three-lens turret on which he fortunately had time to pivot the turret mount to the three-inch f.1 telephoto lens. He used two Kodachrome Daylight and the camera was hand-held during the f/8 and f/16 exposure times. It was set at 16 images per second.
At relatively close range, UFOs appeared flat and circular "shaped like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other." Mr. Newhouse had to unpack his Bell and Howell Automaster camera from a case in the trunk of his car, then unpack a film cartridge from another case in the trunk of his car, and then only he could start to film as the objects were already far away. He stated in 1956: "When I first saw them they were nearly overhead, but by the time I got the camera ready they had moved to a considerably greater distance." During the filming, he had to change the film, as he ran out of film, he then changed the iris stop of the camera from f/8 to f/16 because he was afraid that the whole film may be overexposed.
He stated in a 1956 interview by the Air Force: "Toward the end, one of the objects reversed its course and proceeded away from the rest of the group. I held the camera still and allowed this single object to pass through the field of view, picking it up again later in its course." He explained that the isolated object did not join the group again and that "I turned, swinging the camera just in time to see the rest of the group disappear over the western horizon."
He added: "I've studied the film and I'm very disappointed. The film falls far short of what I saw with the naked eye - due to the delay in getting the camera going and to my error in exposure. - If I had had that camera on the seat beside me, loaded and ready to go, there wouldn't be any need for questions. The Air Force would have the answer." And: "They were a bright silvery color" and finally: They had a metallic appearance. They seemed to be made of some kind of polished metal."
According to Newhouse, the 10 to 20 first feet of the movie showing the UFOs at closer range were missing when a low quality copy of the films was returned to him. He never received his original films back. The two films had originally about 1600 frames, the remaining version only has 1200 frames, totaling 90 seconds. Newhouse did not make a big fuss about this, but explained later with bitterness that it never occurred to him that he would not receive his films back, and that if he had suspected that he would only have sent a copy. (Of course, if the Condon commission had analyzed the complete film instead of a shortened copy, they would have reached the same conclusion than the previous Navy and Air Force analysis: the objects are not seagulls.)
The claim that the film was returned incomplete are exactly reminding of the same claim by Nick Mariana, witness of a very similar visual and filmed observation in Montana in 1950, and the accounts by witnesses claiming the Air Force does not return photographs and films are numerous.
In April 1954, the Cleveland Press, a Scripps-Howard paper, was asking authorities at ATIC for permission to see the Tremonton, Utah film, because there were other numerous consecutive sightings by US Marines that created UFO interest in the press again at this time. The Pentagon dragged its feet, but finally agreed to let a journalist see it at Dayton. By the time the reporter was ready to make the trip, ATIC told him that their only copy had just burned up. No worry, said ATIC, as there was a master copy at the Pentagon. When the reporter spoke with an Air Force spokesman at the Pentagon, he was told, "we have no copy here, but we believe there is one at Dayton." The reporter gave up. The Press ran a January 6 headline, "Brass Curtain Hides Flying Saucers."
The film was taken seriously by both the U.S. Air Force and the Navy. The Air Force and the Navy were convinced enough about Newhouse's credibility to spend considerable time and money on the analyses and to classify this film as "Top Secret".
The Air Force conducted a first analysis at the Wright Field (home of ATIC, the Air Intelligence, and home of project Blue Book.) The analysis concluded that the objects were not balloons or aircraft, and most unlikely to be birds. Captain Ed Ruppelt, head of Blue Book, and Major Dewey Fournet, liaison officer between Blue Book and the Pentagon, were convinced enough by the analysis to decide that the film, together with the Nick Mariana filming and other evidence, should be presented before a panel of scientists so that they examine their collection of best evidence that there are real UFOs that are not trivial phenomenon.
The USN Photo Interpretation Laboratory at the Navy's Anacostia facilities performed a second analysis, as the Air Force asked them for a second opinion, This team had expended approximately 1000 man hours of professional and sub-professional time in the preparation of graph plots of individual frames of the film, showing apparent and relative motion of objects and variation in their light intensity.
Because the analysts noted the complete absence of any evidence to indicate birds, such as fluttering, birds were the first and easiest discarded explanation. There was almost a complete consensus that birds could not be the explanation; it was so untenable that the analysis concentrated on reasonable other possible causes such as balloon or aircraft.
It was the opinion of the P.I.L. representatives that the objects sighted were not birds, balloons or aircraft, were "not reflections because there was no blinking while passing through 60 degrees of arc" and were, therefore, "self-luminous." Plots of motion and variation in light intensity of the objects were displayed.
It should be emphasized that neither of the two analysis remotely suggested that the objects photographed were birds of any type. Contrary, there was almost a complete consensus that such a deduction was untenable.
THE ROBERTSON PANEL:
Blue Book asked that a first evaluation panel composed of qualified scientists looked at their best evidence, before they would have a larger and official public panel look at it. The CIA took charge of the organization of this Panel, lead by scientist H.P. Robertson, chosen by the CIA. The panel studied the film, ATIC's interpretation, and received a briefing by representatives of the USN Photo Interpretation Laboratory on their analysis of the film.
While the Panel Members were impressed by the evident enthusiasm, industry and extent of effort of the P.I.L. team, they started to look for flaws and loophole in the unspoken conclusion that the film was evidence of extra-terrestrial aircraft.
The astronomer of the panel found that an incorrect procedure was used by the Navy in their densitometer use. It was decided that the Navy will rerun the tests, but this has never been done and it is still impossible to know if this erroneous procedure would have affected the results, and if it would have affected them in reinforcing or weakening the extraterrestrial explanation.
Dr. Thornton Page, another member of this panel, said the objects looked like seagulls. Ignoring the two analysis and the witness description of flying saucers when the were closer and before he could start filming. His argument was simply that he saw seagulls were he lives, and that it was a similar sight than the images on the film. It became the conclusion of the Panel.
Finally the panel explained to Ruppelt that Blue Book should receive more support and increase its activities, and that all reports, analysis, films, photograph should be accessible to the public. However, in the written document of the proceedings of the panel, it was recommended that the public should be "educated" so that it looses any interest in the UFOs, and when Ruppelt wanted to give a copy of the film to the Press, it was absolutely vetoed by the Pentagon. Soon afterwards, Ruppelt left Project Blue Book.
THE ANALYSIS BY ROBERT L. BAKER, JR:
The report of Photogrammetric analysis by Dr. Robert M.L. Baker, Jr., Douglas Aircraft Corporation (which included a study of the 1950 Montana film) examined the possibility of seagulls. He states: "The motion of the objects is not exactly what one would expect from a flock of soaring birds (not the slightest indication of a decrease in brightness due to periodic turning with the wind or flapping)." Dr. Baker reports that no definite conclusion could be reached, but "the evidence remains rather contradictory and no single hypothesis of a natural phenomenon yet suggested seems to completely account for the UFO involved."
THE CONDON REPORT:
The Condon Report devotes nine pages to the case. It points out that Menzel's opinion that the film show birds because of its poor quality is erroneous. But the comments by Hartmann are also at odds with the facts, ignoring the witness visual report of flying saucer, ignoring several important points such as the presence of a telephoto lens on the camera, and trying to extend all numbers so that they become compatible with the seagulls hypothesis.
Interestingly, I have the proof that at the time of the Condon studies, the image analysis were secretly conducted at the NPIC service of the CIA. Whereas Condon claimed that "all guarantees" exist that the Condon studies will be independant from any military influence, NPIC was secretly contributing to the Condon studies.
The Condon report does not conduct any new analysis, the investigator did not care to interview the witness, or to show the film to an ornithologist. It ignored what the U.S. Naval Photographic Interpretation Center found, in brief, that the unknowns are "a light source rather than reflected light," (Condon, p.423) and that no species of bird could be responsible for the glow inherent in the objects. Added to these determinations they estimated the speed of the objects to be within a range depending of the possible distances, indicating that any possible speed is above the possible speed of birds. The Condon Report investigator estimated that if the object were at 2000 feet, they would fly between 20 and 95 miles an hour, and thus be birds. The telepho lens is forgotten, the witness account is discarded, the fact that the manoeuvers of the objects would require resolvable wing flapping was ignored, and again, the investigator concluded that the objects are birds because he drove to Tremonton and watched birds and found that they look similar to the UFOs on the film.
The Newhouse Testimony
Newhouse: The exact date of my sighting was July second, nineteen fifty-two, at eleven A.M., Mountain Standard Time. I was driving on US Highway thirty-south, with my wife and son, Delbert, and our daughter, Anne. We were on our way from Washington, D.C., to Portland, Oregon - on vacation - before moving to my new duty station at the Aviation Supply Depot, Naval Supply Center, Oakland, California. About seven miles after passing through Tremonton, Utah, Norma, my wife, noticed a group of objects in the sky, which she could not identify. I pulled off onto the shoulder of the road and stopped the car. I got out, looked up and saw the objects. There were about twelve of them, milling about in a round formation and proceeding in a general westerly direction. They were like nothing I had ever seen before, although I've logged some 2,000 hours in the air. They were identical in appearance.
Captain: How would you describe these objects?
Newhouse: The shape of two saucers - one inverted over the other. I had no way of estimating the altitude. They appeared to me to be the size of B-29s at 10,000 feet.
Captain: Did you immediately photograph them?
Newhouse: I watched the objects for several moments before I got my camera out of the suitcase. I lost more time getting the film out of a second suitcase and then loading the camera. When I first saw them they were nearly overhead, but by the time I got the camera ready they had moved to a considerably greater distance.
Captain: What type of camera was it?
Newhouse: A Bell and Howell 16 mm. Filmo Auto Loadmaster camera with a three-lens turret. I selected the three inch lens and set it at f:8. I focused on infinity. The camera was set at sixteen frames per second - I did not think to shoot at a greater rate, although that would have improved the coverage. I centered the objects in the view finder and made the first shoot. Then I decided that the objects would show better if the sky were darker. I stopped the lens to f:16 and continued photographing. This proved to be an error, as the film would have been of better quality had I left it at f:8.
Captain: Did these objects remain together as a group at all times?
Newhouse: No. Toward the end, one of the objects reversed its course and proceeded away from the rest of the group. I held the camera still and allowed this single object to pass through the field of view, picking it up again later in its course.
Captain: Did this single object return to the group?
Newhouse: No. I allowed the single object to pass through the field of view two or three times and then it disappeared.
Captain: In what direction?
Newhouse: Over the eastern horizon.
Captain: What did you do then?
Newhouse: I turned, swinging the camera just in time to see the rest of the group disappear over the western horizon.
Captain: What was the weather like?
Newhouse: The day was bright and cloudless.
Captain: Good visibility?
Newhouse: The visibility was excellent.
Captain: How does the film you shot compare with what you saw with the naked eye? You have studied the film?
Newhouse: Yes. I've studied the film and I'm very disappointed. The film falls far short of what I saw with the naked eye - due to the delay in getting the camera going and to my error in exposure. - If I had had that camera on the seat beside me, loaded and ready to go, there wouldn't be any need for questions. The Air Force would have the answer.
Captain: What is your full name, please?
Newhouse: Delbert Clement Newhouse.
Captain: Are you currently on active duty in the Navy?
Newhouse: Yes, sir, I am.
Captain: What is your official Navy rank?
Newhouse: My title is Chief Photographer. I am a Commissioned Warrant Officer, United States Navy.
Captain: How long have you been in the service?
Newhouse: Twenty-one years.
Captain: Is there anything else you can add to the description of these objects?
Newhouse: They were a bright silvery color.
Captain: Can you describe any particular details?
Newhouse: They had a metallic appearance. They seemed to be made of some kind of polished metal.
Tremonton's 'bright, silvery' saucers stand up as one of top-rated UFO sightings
By Emily Jensen
The date: July 2, 1952. The time: 11 a.m. The place: seven miles out of Tremonton, Utah.
The event: unidentified flying objects.
Delbert Clement Newhouse was driving with Norma, his wife, and their two children Anne and Delbert Jr. from Washington, D.C., to Portland, for a family vacation.
The sun shined through a cloudless sky. As they passed through Tremonton, Norma noticed some strange objects flying in the sky. Pulling off onto a shoulder and stopping, Newhouse, a Navy officer, tried to determine what they were looking at; was it planes, or birds, or maybe, unidentified flying objects.
Today, it remains a mystery with no certain solution.
"There were about 12 of them, milling about in a round formation and proceeding in a general westerly direction. They were like nothing I had ever seen before, although I've logged some 2,000 hours in the air. They were identical in appearance," he said.
He went on to explain that the objects were a "bright silvery color" and were "in the shape of two saucers, one inverted over the other. I had no way of estimating the altitude.
"They appeared to me to be the size of B-29s at 10,000 feet," he said. Trying to quickly get out his camera, Newhouse realized that the film was in another bag. By the time he had successfully loaded the camera, the objects were much farther away. Nonetheless, he shot with his amateur movie camera. The family watched as the objects disappeared over the eastern horizon.
Later, Newhouse found the developed film disappointing. In an interview, filmed by Greene-Rouse Productions for inclusion in the documentary, Unidentified Flying Objects, he said, "The film falls far short of what I saw with the naked eye, due to the delay in getting the camera going and to my error in exposure. If I had had that camera on the seat beside me, loaded and ready to go, there wouldn't be any need for questions."
Newhouse was interviewed and the film was examined. In the hearings before the 90th Congress of the Committee on Science and Astronautics on July 29, 1968, Dr. Robert L. Baker explained that "preliminary analysis [of the film] excluded most natural phenomena. More detailed study indicated that the only remaining natural phenomenon candidate for the Utah film was birds in flight," he said. The bird idea seemed the most factual as the Salt Lake area is known for the white seagull.
This sighting, almost 40 years ago, along with countless other reported UFO sightings fascinate thousands of people. One web site, "National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena," boasts that it is "an international peer reviewed directory of the best UFO evidence." This site, found at http://www.nicap.co.uk, directs one to look at various reports and articles on UFO sightings. From this site, one can access the "UFO Intelligence Summary Selected Best Rated Cases." Here, they will find that the Newhouse sighting is ranked as one the best along with 13 other sightings from around the world inclusive of the period 1948-76.
Although not ranked as one of the best sightings by NICAP, another Utah UFO sighting was reported Feb. 28,1959. This time it was in Cedar City. Private Gerry Irwin was heading back to El Paso, Texas, from Idaho when he reportedly saw a glowing object land in a field. He thought he had just seen an airplane crash, so he left a note telling someone to call the police, wrote "STOP" on his car with shoe polish and then proceeded to go investigate.
An hour and a half later he was found unconscious in the field which had no sign of an airplane crash. He awoke in the hospital and couldn't explain the events he had seen. And six weeks later he failed to report for duty and was labeled a deserter.
Another sighting was on Oct. 2, 1961. Waldo J. Harris, a private pilot, was taking off at the Utah Central Airport at noon. In the distance, he noticed an airplane. As he became airborne, he noted that the plane was in the same place, and again after gaining some altitude, saw that it was hovering. As he looked this third time, he watched as the plane tilted and glinted in the sun. Harris reported that it didn't have any wings or tail. He radioed back to the airport and seven people shared binoculars and witnessed what Harris was radioing.
Harris attempted to get closer. As he flew, he watched as the object reportedly rose 1000 feet in a second or less. Harris continued to try and close the distance in his Mooney Mark 20A, but the object flew off before the military jets that the observers had called could arrive.
Finally, there was an update on the NICAP web site on the Newhouse sighting. It was a letter from James E. McDonald to Arthur C. Lundahl, dated May 4, 1970. McDonald, writing about a recent conversation with Newhouse about his sighting, explained to Lundahl that when he asked if he rejected the final "gull hypothesis," Newhouse said was insistent. He said the same thing he had and told those filing the official report, "You'd better go take a better look at some sea gulls!"
LETTER TO MAJOR KEYHOE OF NICAP BY THE AIR FORCE PRESS DESK
Received your latest bulletin. The order form has been turned over to our engineering library upon request and they intend to send for a membership. This, at the request of the research dept.
I have not heard further from de Garvaho since mailing him your address but expect that you will hear from him shortly.
In a recent TV appearance, Bob Baker and I opposed a Captain Eccles, of Col. Dean Hess' office, and a Dr. Bartolt ( not sure of the spelling) . We ate 'em up, and at the end had the good Doctor on our side. He was one of those endorsing the mirage and optical illusion theories. Capt. Eccles stated outright that he was not going to give personal opinions but would merely be representing the official AF position.
Incidentally, am enclosing a copy of Baker's report on the Montana and Utah sighting. Thought you might not have seen these. The analysis took over one year to complete. Baker is very interested in receiving any further motion picture films on the subject and will do similar analysis work for NICAP free of charge. The only request he has to make is that he be anonymous in the NICAP organization.
Baker is currently working with the Aero-nutronics Company, in Glendale, California and is tied up in AF Farside project, which explains his reluctance to be identified with NICAP as a special advisor or otherwise. I know he would be happy to get a chance to tie into those Miami films if they could be made available. All films will be returned as soon as the analysis is completed, along with a full report on the findings.
Baker's personal opinion (after working on the Montana and Utah films) is that there is a great need for further research of this type. He feels (but won't state flatly) that there are possibilities these things are interplanetary vehicles.
At any rate I think you might well consider Baker's proposition. I did give him your NICAP address and I suppose he will be sending in his membership fee. . . .if he doesn't forget it --you know how absent-minded these scientists are.
That's all for now... I know how busy you are. Meantime let me know if there is anything I can do on this end. I understand from Clarence Greene that the people at Cal Tech borrowed his film "UFO" for a private showing last week at the university. I do not know who the audience comprised.
"Military captures saucer on film: The 1952 Tremonton Film", by Brian Keene - The Golden Age of Flying Saucers #9, October 1998
"Hearings before the House Committee on Science & Astronautics", paper by Robert L. Baker, July 29, 1968
"Report of scientific advisory panel on unidentified flying objects", Robertson Panel report
Conspiracy Theory: Loughner was a Mind-Controlled Assassin
ATS - I am assuming that most of you already know about the CIA's MKULTRA program, so I will not waste any time explaining what it is. If you do not know about it, please take some time to do a little research, and it is not difficult to find information on this subject.
I was very troubled when I first read the report about this atrocity in my local newspaper. I became immediately concerned--red flags went up--when I read that he was a being described as a loner. (At the time, I was pronouncing his last name, Loughner, as you would pronounce "loner"). After that, I began to do a little research, helped along by the ATS community, and I am here to report my findings and speculations, as well as to pose some important questions for further investigation.
There are two angles of approach that I will be taking here, the first of which involves the information that we know about Loughner--from news reports and from Loughner's online trail--that seem to fit the profile for a mind-controlled MKULTRA assassin. Another angle of approach involves an examination of the potential fallout of this tragedy, which will frame my speculation regarding a possible motive or motives. After discussing these two aspects, I will pose some important questions that will undoubtedly require independent investigation of dedicated truth-seekers like you and me.
To begin, consideration will be made of some of the videos made by Jared Loughner that are posted on his YouTube channel, Classitup10 (link). I don't know if, or when, this channel will be taken down, like Loughner's MySpace page was, so I recommend checking it out while you still can.
Upon opening his YouTube channel, my early, vague suspicions were immediately and strongly invigorated by seeing a video presentation made by Loughner entitled, How To: Mind Controller. This video is one of only five that have been uploaded by Loughner on his YouTube channel. On this particular video, Loughner writes, "You control every - thought, action, and lifestyle - for the person or people as the mind controller," followed by his concluding statement, "I'm able to control every belief and religion by being the mind controller!" These statements give you the main gist of what this very brief video is all about. It is interesting that at the end, Loughner seems to fantasize about placing himself in the shoes of a "mind controller," which we can easily fathom a victim of mind control might be psychologically compelled to do.
While this video establishes Loughner's interest or even fascination with the subject of mind control, it is even more revealing to consider some of his statements in other videos that help to establish that he may have been a victim of mind control. First of all, I would like to note that in all of Loughner's videos, as well as in his posts made for ATS under the username ered3, he clearly demonstrates that his mind is impaired. When making a point, Loughner must resort to a very labored, highly repetitive approach that takes the form of a transitive relation, i.e., "A=B, and B=C, therefore, A=C." He also says many things that are out of context or simply don't make any sense.
While this gives you a general sense of Loughner's mental impairment, there are statements written by Loughner that more directly help to make the case that he may be a victim of mind control. These statements come from a YouTube video entitled Introduction: Jared Loughner, where he writes, "sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening. I'm a sleepwalker - who turns off the alarm clock." This is only a clip from the frame where this quote appears, which utilized Loughner's penchant for transitive relations, as does the quote from the following frame that reads, "All conscience dreaming at this moment is asleep. Jared Loughner is conscience dreaming at this moment. Thus, Jared Loughner is asleep." In these written statements, there are key features that are indicative of an MKULTRA assassin. For one, MKULTRA assassins have a compartmentalized consciousness, which Loughner describes in terms of sleepwalking and conscious dreaming. With regard to the mental "compartments" of an MKULTRA assassin, CIA psy-ops have devised it so that there is a barrier of amnesia between them. Loughner indicates this when he writes, "of which one is unaware upon awakening." There is no doubt here that Loughner is describing his own mental condition, of which he must be dimly aware, when he makes the particularly chilling statement: "I'm a sleepwalker - who turns off the alarm clock."
Loughner's apparent fascination with mind control and his statements indicative of a compartmentalized consciousness are very compelling with regard to a possible link to the MKULTRA program, and certain facts that have been revealed about the case itself go even further to reinforce this link. I was particularly interested to learn that the investigators found a piece of evidence in Loughner's home--a piece of paper upon which it was merely written "I planned ahead," and "Gifford" (the name of the Congresswoman who was shot), along with Loughner's signature. I'd like to set that aside for a moment and turn to another interesting fact from the case concerning Loughner's ideological motivations for the shooting rampage (or lack thereof). On his YouTube channel, Loughner lists The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels) and Hitler's Mein Kampf among his "favorite books." These sources of influence come from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. Other favorite books listed by Loughner include classics such as The Odyssey, The Wizard of Oz, Plato's The Republic and Meno, To Kill a Mockingbird, Siddhartha, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (an interesting sidenote there--the author of this book, Ken Kesey, was once involved in the CIA's MKULTRA program as part of its experimentation with psychoactive drugs). With regard to where Loughner falls on the ideological spectrum, as some in the press have put it, he seems to be "all over the map." With no clear political/ideological motive, we are being led to believe that Loughner was your stereotypical "crazed, lone gunman." And yet, going back to the recovered evidence, we are also supposed to believe that Loughner somehow "planned ahead" for a schizophrenic, murderous rampage with no ideological motive!
These pieces don't seem to fit together, but the MKULTRA link may, in fact, be the missing piece here yet again. If we are to imagine that Loughner is indeed an MKULTRA assassin, then we would reasonably form the conjecture that the CIA would now want to cover its tracks by killing off this "loose cannon." Perhaps, then, Loughner was induced to write the "I planned ahead" paper to help ensure that he would be found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to the death penalty. In any regard, I can't see any other rational explanation than that this message was left deliberately for investigators to find and for prosecutors to use in trial. Remember, the paper consisted of little else, save for Gifford's name and Loughner's signature (and maybe something else too, if I'm not mistaken), which is altogether highly suspicious.
We must weigh each fact alone for its relevancy, but I cannot stress enough the value of stepping back and looking at the entire picture that is being formed here as the information is stacking up. Consider another interesting bit of information that a fellow ATS poster, GeneralAwesome provided in a post entitled "Jared Loughner went to high school in an AZ town with a small CIA airfield" (link). The title of the post speaks for itself, and it is quite convenient, isn't it? If Loughner was indeed an MKULTRA assassin, then this would provided easy access for his "handlers" to get ahold of him if necessary. GeneralAwesome does note, however, that the airfield was "supposedly closed to CIA usage," but this is rumor was probably disinformation spread by the CIA, just like the disinformation that the MKULTRA program no longer exists (although if it does, rest assured it would be operating under a different name). GeneralAwesome also came up with a link that showed that the CIA was hiring an Operational Psychologist in the town in question, Marana, AZ. Very, very interesting information indeed.
Now I will turn to my aforementioned second angle of approach, which is to speculate as to the motives of those who would use Loughner to carry out this atrocity. As it has already been indicated, Loughner himself seems not to have had any concrete motivations. For those behind this, undoubtably some elite secret society with a strong hold on the CIA, the motivations may already be seen playing out. For one, there is already a lot of talk about gun control, and even legislation that is being proposed. Secondly, there is legislation being proposed concerning tighter security measures for our representatives, and some in the mainstream media are even suggesting the possibility of outlawing "rhetoric." So already, we can see the fallout from this potentially limiting our first and second amendment rights. Could this be, as famous conspiracy theorist David Icke would put it, another "problem-reaction-solution" event tied to the process of "tip-toe totalitarianism?" Another motivation here, but probably more of a "bonus" for those behind it, is the great benefit that this has on the mainstream media. Whenever big news events like this happen, their ratings go up. Of course, you already know this but the mainstream media, across-the-board, is an elite establishment that secretly meets with many top-level officials, like the CIA for example, in CFR meetings and the infamous Bilderberg meetings. They also must like the back-and-forth vitriol that this has inflamed between the right and left, who each are blaming each other for this attack in some way, shape, or form. This is part of the elite, mainstream media agenda of creating divisiveness among the public as a distraction from the real issues (a sort of "divide and conquer" strategy).
Now for the questions. The first question I would like to know is whether or not Loughner remembers doing what he did. Secondly, I'd like to know where he learned to shoot, as apparently his aim seems to have been pretty good, and also- where'd he get his gun? Third, I want to know about his family and his childhood. Where did he grow up? What do his parents do for a living? Are those even his real parents? All of these questions will help to either further validate or contradict this theory that Loughner was an MKULTRA assassin. Of course, don't expect any of this information to surface in the mainstream media. What we need is independent investigation into this matter, as the FBI cannot be trusted to carry out a proper investigation.
One more thing: there are some intriguing things written by Loughner that seem like he was communicating in code. On his YouTube video, Introduction: Jared Loughner, he writes about taking the alphabet and replacing letters with other letters and pronounciations. He also has a number sequence on that video presentation that doesn't seem to be random. I wonder if someone here who is perhaps a genius (or a savant), or a mathemetician, or just someone good at recognizing patterns could look at this number sequence. I already noticed that it does not contain the number '5,' and the sequence '1, 2, 3, 4' is repeated three times. Loughner refers to this as a date (B.C.E.), but that of course doesn't make any sense. Anyway, see what you make of it: 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,671,234,098,601,978,618... The last digit may also be '9,' if that makes any difference at all.
NOTE: Personally, I'm not buying into any of the speculation...but it is interesting to read the theories. There are similar threads at ATS 1 and ATS 2...Lon
Sainthood Closer for Pope John Paul II
latimes - The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified this spring, the Vatican announced Friday after the current pontiff, Benedict XVI, certified that his predecessor had met the requirements.
The move puts the former pope a step closer to sainthood on what is already an unusually accelerated timetable that Benedict launched within weeks of John Paul's death almost six years ago.
The Vatican said Benedict had approved findings by the church that John Paul had performed a miracle after his death, a prerequisite for beatification. A nun who suffered from Parkinson's disease, as did the late pope, said she was healed of her affliction after praying to John Paul shortly after he died.
The beatification is to take place May 1, the first Sunday after Easter, the Vatican said.
The decision to elevate John Paul, who inspired millions worldwide with his tough stance against Communism and his resilience after a 1981 assassination attempt, is a spot of good news for the Roman Catholic Church, which has been battered by countless allegations of sexual abuse by priests, nuns and other religious workers.
Many of those acts of abuse were alleged to have occurred during John Paul's 27-year papacy. But much of the blame for the church's slow and largely defensive response to the complaints has now shifted to today's Vatican.
After John Paul's death on April 2, 2005, mourners and pilgrims at his funeral in St. Peter's Square waved signs calling for "sainthood right now," in a mark of their devotion. Weeks later, Benedict said he would immediately open the process leading to canonization, overriding rules that dictate a five-year wait after a person dies.
At the end of 2009, Benedict gave formal recognition of John Paul's "heroic virtues" and granted him the title of "venerable." After his beatification, the late pontiff will be known as "blessed."
For sainthood, a second confirmed miracle is required.
Reports surfaced last year that at least some church investigators were doubtful of claims by Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, a French nun, to have been cured of Parkinson's through John Paul's intercession.
But the panel overseeing such investigations concluded that the nun's recovery from the degenerative disease had no other explanation -- in other words, that it was a genuine miracle.
Although accelerated procedures toward sainthood are unusual, they are not without precedent. John Paul himself put Mother Teresa on the fast track to beatification after her death in 1997. She was beatified in 2003.
Earth 'Wobble' Changes Zodiac
MB - You may be celebrating your fortune based on your horoscope as a Capricorn today, but you might be surprised to find that you’re probably a Sagittarius by now.
A set of new zodiac sign dates was unveiled recently, the Minnesota-based Star Tribune reported, with each symbol’s covered dates being moved by a month thanks to the moon’s gravitational pull that, as astrologers note, ‘wobbled’ the Earth’s rotation on its axis recently.
“The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was ‘in’ on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon's gravitational pull has made the Earth "wobble" around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment,” Star Tribune’s Bill Ward noted.
A blog post on the Washington Post website have also shed light on this matter, citing the explanation provided by Park Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society.
“The moon's gravitational pull has slowly moved the Earth in its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment... Now, during what we think as the month of Pisces, the sun is actually in the sign of Aries…”
Thus the adjustment of zodiac dates as follows:
Capricorn: January 20-February 16
Aquarius: February 16-March 11
Pisces: March 11-April 18
Aries: April 18-May 13
Taurus: May 13-June 21
Gemini: June 21-July 20
Cancer: July 20-August 10
Leo: August 10-September 16
Virgo: September 16-October 30
Libra: October 30-November 23
Scorpio: November 23-December 17
Sagittarius: December 17-January 20
Kunkle added that science has not proven a clear connection between the stars and the universe and its direct affects on people’s character and behavior. “Sure, we can connect harvest to the stars. But personality? No.”
"Historically, people looked at the sky to understand the world around us," he said. "But today I don't think people who are into astrology look at the sky very much."
Big Cat on the Prowl in Edinburgh?
scotsman - They are shadowy creatures who create claws for concern for farmers across the UK.
But now Edinburgh might have its own big cat on the prowl.
Residents of Newhaven have been left feline distinctly uncomfortable after the discovery of huge paw prints in the snow.
They believe an animal - like a puma or lynx - may be behind the tracks and experts say it is possible the mystery cats may be venturing into the Capital to search for food.
Nora Robertson, left, and Maureen Porteous beside the giant paw prints, possibly left by a big cat like a lynx, below
Nora Robertson, 81, who has lived in the area since childhood, discovered the prints on an early morning walk near her home in Andrew Wood Court.
"It was still dark so I had my torch with me, and the light reflected off one of these large prints," she said.
"I followed the track all the way to my neighbour's garden, which showed it had jumped up over a wall.
"I've never seen anything like this. We get a lot of foxes around here and there is a lot of woodland and unused paths."
Sightings of big cats themselves and their prints are fairly common in Scotland, particularly in Perthshire and Fife, where recent pursuits of the Perthshire Puma and the Beast of Balbirnie have taken place.
Big cat experts, who keep a register of sightings, said frequent reports of the creatures were made in the wider Lothian area.
But sceptics have often pointed out that if they did exist, much like the myth of the Loch Ness Monster or UFOs, conclusive photographic evidence would surely by now exist.
George Redpath, a member of Cupar-based Big Cats Scotland, said: "It's unlikely but not impossible.
"We have been getting more sightings in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.
"Perhaps - as foxes have - they have come into cities more to scavenge for food, particularly after the freezing weather we've had over the last months.
"It can be difficult to tell from prints in the snow, it can sometimes distort the real size of a print. It is hard to confirm any suspicion like this until there is a conclusive photograph, but the sightings continue. Over the weekend we had one reported from the Bilston area.
"We just don't know what type of cat they could be. In Scotland we've had puma, lynx and possibly leopards."
Other residents of the street also noticed the larger-than-normal paw prints.
Maureen Porteous, 71, said she spotted a large cat in her garden during the summer, but did not think much of it until seeing the tracks.
"I just don't know, it all seems strange, and these prints are certainly much bigger than a normal cat," she said.
"Last summer I looked out to the garden and caught sight of a really big cat, but forgot about it until now.
"My own cat has also been behaving strangely over the weekend, it's never been away from the window but won't go out, which is unusual.
"It's as if something's really spooked it."
The possibility of a Newhaven big cat is not a first for the Lothians.
In October 2005 a mystery "black beast" described as "panther-like" was hunted by police in Haddington. The incident came shortly after a similar animal had been seen in the Dunbar area, and after several big cat sightings near Roslin.
In 2004 a man claimed to have seen a large black cat in the grounds of Merchiston Castle School.
The Big Cats in Britain research group has estimated around 40 big cats are on the loose in Scotland.
Their existence is often put down to the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals Act, which ruled that such animals could not be kept without a licence. After it was passed, many owners are thought to have let their pets run wild.
Ill workers’ blood shows link to BP crude oil
tri-parishtimes - Test results from blood drawn among residents and workers along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama show a connection between reported illnesses and crude oil released from BP Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010.
According to Wilma Subra, environmental scientist, president of New Iberia-based Subra Co., and results evaluator for testing conducted through Metametrix Clinical Laboratory of Duluth, Ga., all persons tested showed significant amounts of oil related toxins in their systems.
Curtis Thomas, BP director of government and public affairs, said Monday he was unaware of the report or blood testing.
Blood samples were collected on Dec. 16, 2010, from people, ranging in age from 3 to 43. Those tested had complained of persistent respiratory problems, headaches, nausea and rashes that had been experienced since the deadly blast and worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred nearly nine months ago.
Testing subjects included a diver who came in contact with BP spill chemicals, individuals who visited the coastal communities and wetlands, and people exposed along beaches.
Whole blood samples were analyzed for volatile solvents using multiple testing methods. In all blood samples, the toxic levels were in excess of a 95th percentile value. “When it exceeds the 95th percentile, there is an issue,” Subra said.
The male diver in this test had the highest concentration of Ethylbenzene at 0.63 parts per billion, which was 5.7 times the 95th percentile value.
A 3-year-old boy who had developed kidney stones and other ailments was tested and carried a Ethylbenzene level that was 3.3 times the 95th percentile.
Other chemicals found, and all in excess of acceptable levels, among the test subjects included m,p-Xlene, Hexane, 2-Methypentane, 3-Methypentane and Isooctane.
“It’s alarming,” said Marylee Orr, founder of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. “These people feel like they are the canary in the coal mine [the deaths of which were historically used as a way miners could detect deadly gasses before they were impacted]. Nothing I’ve seen shows that BP has been involved in paying for the health care [of people impacted by the spill].”
Subra said that some tested individuals had become sick by being in direct contact with the oil while others inhaled airborne elements produced by wind and waves. “These individuals had been made sick by their exposure,” she said. “This was one of the steps in seeing what kind of blood level they had. Now, they are being referred to specialists.”
Subra said that persons made ill by exposure to the oil spill could be treated by either being removed from area of exposure, with chelation therapy or herbal therapy, or with other measures depending on the nature of the illness. She was not certain what kind of long-term health issues might be expected.
“What [the test results] tells us we had these individuals who had been made sick and it verifies that they had chemicals [in their blood] associated with the BP spill,” Subra said. “Mostly it tells is that they need to get to specialists to be able to deal with their illnesses that are associated with the chemicals from the BP spill.”
Subra and Orr said that those who suspect they might have been impacted by the spill could have their blood drawn at local health clinics, with the samples being forwarded to the designated testing center. Testing results and documentation could determine the source of liability in these cases.
MUFON CMS - St.Louis, MO - 1/13/2011 - unedited: Driving home from work on Kingshighway south in St. Louis city, close to my house I suddenly realized there were two steady lights almost directly in front of me, just to the left, just a little up into the sky as if it might be a low flying helicopter, about a nickel's diameter in relative size. "As the crow flies" they would have been over my house. I hadn't noticed it come into my field of vision, but suddenly noticed that they were moving very slowly, left to right, although they curiously appeared to be a possible plane banking to the left - but moving right? The lights were not blinking, were definitely white circles or spheres, and there were no FAA required green nor red lights visible now nor during the entire sighting. Kingshighway is two lanes in each direction and the road was very busy with evening commuters like me, so the sighting was via multiple short looks while driving safely. I shortly noticed a small circle of light appear just by the right light, slowly "descending" into an equilateral triangle position relative to the other two lights, and became the same size as them. The triangle of lights then appeared to slowly "elongate." I was figuring I was seeing single craft with lights that was changing its orientation while traveling, so I'm still thinking some kind of helicopter when a small fourth circle of light starts to appear between the two "rear" lights. While that light became slightly larger, but not as large as the other three lights, two "lines" of light started to appear between each of the rear circles. Those lines also became slightly longer, while the "front" circle became a thick white line having "grown" back some. During the perhaps two minutes of the sighting, the object(s) seemed to get slightly closer where it seemed a craft had slowly curved along the sky while I was driving. I started losing it in the trees and buildings almost directly right of me when the object got there. Most of the sighting I could see the object out my front windshield, but when I had to look out my right passenger window I deviated from my course and took a right to try to get a better look. I was now driving residential city side streets that are rutted with snow and ice - I glimpsed it only a few short times and quickly lost it through the neighborhood trees and houses.
Getting home about three minutes later, I parked my car in my driveway and started walking to my front stairs and suddenly I heard a plane start to fly by from my left, coming from behind my house from over the large cemetery across the street. I could clearly hear jet engines but saw an incongruent triangle of steady red lights with a blinking white light between them! I see planes go by my house ever day, being about six miles from the international airport, but I've never seen a plane with all its tipped beacon lights steady red with a bottom blinking white beacon. I continued walking up my stairs and stood and watched for about 30 seconds until I lost it in the nearby trees and homes, never changing that lighting configuration. Ironically, this plane came from the direction where white lights were when I lost them about three minutes before.
I've attached a created representation of the changing of the white lights, and punctuated it with the plane I saw when I got home. When I got in I discovered that one of my computer's main disk drives had failed :(