Hovering saucer-shaped UFO - Clyde, Texas
MUFON CMS - Clyde, Texas - 1/23/2011: I was in Clyde, wiping down my truck, when something caught the corner of my eye. I turned and saw this unusual shaped thing hovering over the power lines... I reached for my cell phone and snapped a picture of it.
The craft was there for what felt like an eternity, but was approximately a minute. its lower edges pulsed and glowed white. It was completely silent but the strange thing about it was I could almost feel it's presence. It is hard for me to explain, almost like touching a 9Volt battery to your tongue but milder and throughout the body. Almost made me lose balance... As i stared at whatever that was, it just vanished, I mean, it just disappeared... No sound, no trail, no sonic boom, no visual distortions...
I do realize that I live close to an AFB and I know they do some top secret stuff there, but this what I saw would not be part of our Human weapons arsenal. To move the way that thing did, no chance a human could handle the shock without instant death.
aftermath: felt a bit euphoric i guess or it was the excitement of seeing something out of the ordinary... Let's not kid ourselves people... We are not alone.
I was there with my friend who wishes to remain anonymous, for fear of being ridiculed . I am just sending you this photo in hopes that you can figure out what it is i got a picture of. I wish to remain anonymous but feel free to ask me questions if you should need.
I am a big fan of your work. Expose the truth!
NOTE: photo of a flying saucer over double-wides in Texas....classic stuff! Lon
Papua New Guinea man 'eats son in witchcraft ceremony'
ninemsn - Residents of a Papua New Guinea mining town say they found a man with a history of drug abuse allegedly eating his screaming, newborn son during a sorcery initiation ceremony.
Police said locals on the outskirts of the town of Tabubil, in Western Province, woke on Thursday to the screams of the baby.
Beset with the grisly sight of the father allegedly eating his child, an angry mob chased him to the police station where he was detained after a short struggle.
Police said the discovery was too late to save the baby, who died of his injuries.
Tabubil police commander Demas Tapea said officers had detained a man and his wife to assist them with their inquiries.
"It is a very disturbing incident," Sergeant Tapea said.
"The community is upset, angry but there is also a lot of fear and anxiety because there is a belief in sorcery or witchcraft."
Sgt Tapea said the main suspect was known to police.
"Locals are saying the man was carrying out a sorcery ritual, or initiation, to become part of some sort of special society," he said.
"The suspect has a long history of drug abuse and we are not surprised something like this has happened.
"A few years ago, he went crazy in what we believe was due to the effects of drugs," he said.
In 2009, it was estimated at least 50 people were killed that year in sorcery-related murders in sudden or unexplained deaths in isolated communities.
Christian missions and the Australian territorial administration of PNG, along with the PNG government, have done their best to end the belief in sorcery, but strong superstitions remain.
Man plans to build an alien spacecraft-refueling station atop Pikes Peak
csindy - When I heard about a guy in our village named UFO Phil and his plan to build an alien spacecraft-refueling station atop Pikes Peak, I had the same reaction as you: Boy, this list of City Council candidates just keeps getting more fascinating.
Turns out, though, UFO Phil has no political ambition. This makes him one of an estimated nine people in our town not running for Council or mayor. Phil would, however, like to bring a being from another galaxy to a City Council meeting, which would be a first. Unless you count Sean Paige.
Seriously, even though UFO Phil and his alien pals are not seeking local office, odd extraterrestrial life forms are still represented in the at-large Council race. I'm talking, of course, about Ed Bircham, from the solar system Krypto-Kinetic-Kaolinite or KKK, and Doug Bruce, who emerged from beneath a rock in the galaxy Azzholius, where the beings are called Azzhols.
Anyway, UFO Phil — his real name is Phil Hill — wants to construct a gigantic Egyptian pyramid fuel station on our famous mountain. You think the artist Christo has a few obstacles trying to stretch a couple of bedsheets over the Arkansas River?
"I contacted the city of Colorado Springs and the U.S. Forest Service about the hydrogen pyramid on Pikes Peak," UFO Phil said during a Sunday morning phone call. "Initially, they did not seem to take me seriously."
And yet people still pretend to listen when Mayor Lionel Rivera talks.
Briefly, here's the plan, which Phil says is based on secret blueprints and schematics given to him by the aliens: The pyramid atop Pikes Peak will be 755 feet tall and will be built with limestone blocks, each weighing 2.57 tons. Phil says 2.3 million of these stone blocks will be needed.
Phil says the massive structure can be built by just 60 men, which sounds like a lot of work, but I remind you that just last Tuesday, in only eight hours, 386 Colorado Springs city employees, working as one, filled a medium-sized pothole and unscrewed another street light bulb.
But before work begins on the alien fuel station, a few earthlings are demanding some paperwork be completed. I would like to share excerpts from UFO Phil's actual letter to the Forest Service and, more importantly as it pertains to the area of humor, portions of the Forest Service's actual reply:
Dear Mr. Jeff Hovermale of the U.S. Forest Service:
I wish to construct a stone pyramid atop Pikes Peak based on extraterrestrial technology. It would mirror the Great Pyramid of Giza when it was in pristine operating condition some 4,600 years ago.
Sincerely, Phil Hill/UFO Phil
And the response:
Mr. Phil Hill:
The Forest Service must evaluate proposals to meet minimum requirements applicable to special uses per 36 CFR 251.54(3) (pre-application initial screening) criteria. An initial consideration of the pyramid-shaped power plant proposal would likely find the proposed use would unreasonably conflict and interfere with the Forest Management Plan and existing authorized uses on Pikes Peak.
Thank you for contacting the U.S. Forest Service and enjoy the National Forest.
Jeffrey B. Hovermale, U.S. Forest Service, Pikes Peak Ranger District
Because while constructing a hydrogen-producing Egyptian pyramid atop Pikes Peak seems like a great idea, if we ignore 36 CFR 251.54(3), the next thing you know we're ignoring 36 CFR 251.54(2) and maybe even 36 CFR 251.54(6) and frankly, I don't think any of us want to live like that.
It might not even matter, because this week Phil got a new idea.
"I think I can build it without any permits," he said.
A cynic might have responded by saying, "Sure, if you quietly slip our mayor an envelope stuffed with $100 bills before he leaves office!" But I'm not like that and instead I guided the conversation toward alien abductions. I'm glad I did.
"I get abducted almost every day," Phil said. "They seem to take one day off each week."
Which makes it a lot like the mating habits of the Kardashian sisters. Although to be fair, the Kardashians are young and sexy and, well, they're only human.
Not like Doug Bruce. That Azzhol.
NASA sees little risk of Apophis smacking into us; Russian experts disagree
msnbc - In 2004, NASA scientists announced that there was a chance that Apophis, an asteroid larger than two football fields, could smash into Earth in 2029. A few additional observations and some number-crunching later, astronomers noted that the chance of the planet-killer hitting Earth in 2029 was nearly zilch.
Now, reports out of Russia say that scientists there estimate Apophis will collide with Earth on April 13, 2036. These reports conflict on the probability of such a doomsday event, but the question remains: How scared should we be?
“Technically, they’re correct, there is a chance in 2036 (that Apophis will hit Earth)," said Donald Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office. However, that chance is just 1-in-250,000, Yeomans said.
The Russian scientists are basing their predictions of a collision on the chance that the 900-foot-long Apophis will travel through what’s called a gravitational keyhole as it passes by Earth in 2029. The gravitational keyhole they mention is a precise region in space, only slightly larger than the asteroid itself, in which the effect of Earth's gravity is such that it could tweak Apophis' path.
“The situation is that in 2029, April 13, (Apophis) flies very close to the Earth, within five Earth radii, so that will be quite an event, but we’ve already ruled out the possibility of it hitting at that time,” Yeomans told Life’s Little Mysteries. “On the other hand, if it goes through what we call a keyhole during that close Earth approach … then it will indeed be perturbed just right so that it will come back and smack Earth on April 13, 2036,” Yeomans said.
The chances of the asteroid going through the keyhole, which is tiny compared to the asteroid, are “minuscule,” Yeomans added.
The more likely scenario is this: Apophis will make a fairly close approach to Earth in late 2012 and early 2013, and will be extensively observed with ground-based optical telescopes and radar systems. If it seems to be heading on a destructive path, NASA will devise the scheme and machinery necessary to change the asteroid’s orbit, decreasing the probability of a collision in 2036 to zero, Yeomans said.
There are several ways to change an asteroid’s orbit, the simplest of which is to run a spacecraft into the hurtling rock. This technology was used on July 4, 2005, when Deep Impact smashed into the comet Tempel 1.