Saturday, February 11, 2012
Author and investigative journalist Philip Coppens recently posted an intriguing article about the apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima and his theory that the Catholic Church, through a series of manipulations, created one of the most elaborate historical lies that formed the backdrop of major political events. Below is the preamble to his article:
"In the last two centuries, the Church has made apparitions of the Virgin Mary an evermore important part of the Christian religious experience and doctrine. Some critics argue the popularity of the Catholic Faith is largely maintained by the popularity of the Virgin Mary. The so-called “Marian Era”, i.e. the period when the Virgin Mary began to appear and offer messages to those that saw her, began in the early 19th century, with a series of apparitions, of which Lourdes is no doubt the most famous. But the most intriguing apparition occurred in the early 20th century, in the Portuguese hamlet of Fatima.
The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared at Fatima six times, starting on May 13, 1917, with a final apparition on October 13, 1917, when she performed a great sun miracle, “which all shall see so that they may believe”. On the second or third apparition, the three young witnesses were allegedly given three secrets by the Virgin Mary. Two secrets were revealed in subsequent years, but the so-called “Third Secret of Fatima” was kept secret by the Vatican for almost a century. As a result, there was endless speculation about the nature and its importance. Rightfully so, as the Second Secret was linked with major political events of the 20th century. But what if all of these “secrets” were fabricated by the Vatican, for political and religious reasons?" - The Lies of Fatima
Regardless of Coppens' hypothesis, the event on October 13, 1917 was an anomaly caused by 'something' supernatural. It was referred to as The Miracle of the Sun in which 30,000 to 100,000 people, who were gathered near Fátima, Portugal, claimed to have witnessed extraordinary solar activity. But what could it have been?
French-born venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer Jacques Vallée is notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and for his work at SRI International in creating ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Along with his mentor, astronomer J. Allen Hynek, Vallée carefully studied the phenomenon of UFOs for many years and served as the real-life model for the character portrayed by François Truffaut in Steven Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Vallée contributed to the investigation of the Miracle at Fatima and his work has been used to support the Fatima UFO Hypothesis. Vallée is one of the first people to speculate publicly about the possibility that the "solar dance" at Fatima was a UFO. The idea of UFOs was not unknown in 1917, but most of the people in attendance at the Fatima apparitions would not have attributed the claimed phenomena there to UFOs, let alone to extraterrestrials. Vallée has also speculated about the possibility that other religious apparitions may have been the result of UFO activity including Our Lady of Lourdes and the revelations to Joseph Smith. Vallée and other researchers have advocated further study of unusual phenomena in the academic community. They don't believe that this should be handled solely by theologians.
Click for video - Jacques Vallee thoughts about the nature of the UFO phenomenon
Professor Joaquim Fernandes, PhD in History at the University of Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal completed research on the Fatima Cult linking it to UFO phenomena or to put it simply suggesting that the key event relating to this saga was extraterrestrial. Professor Fernandez was a key contributor to a series of books on the topic: FATIMA REVISITED: The Apparition Phenomenon in Ufology, Psychology, and Science (Fatima Trilogy)
In December 2009 Professor Fernandez stated the following in a telephone interview:
What led you to research the Fatima Apparitions?
"For a long time the Fatima Apparitions story was considered controversial and a lot of authors and thinkers thought that they were supported more by political than religious reasons and motivations. Then, we look to question what really had happen there by accessing the original archives and documents."
What kind of difficulties and obstacles did you find during the research?
"The main obstacle was to access the Fatima sanctuary documents, namely the so-called Formigao archive that were classified until the end of the 1970’s when we proposed to study them. Following having the chance to read them, one of the authors (Fina d’Armada) was badly punished in her professional career."
Did you find any kind of surprises there?
"The main surprise was that the extraordinary events could not have been invented. In our opinion they occurred in fact. But as more of the original documents emerged the more the events were mimetic of the ufological phenomena. Another surprise was the certification that Canon Formigao had modified the first historical description of the Fatima “Lady”: a little girl with a skirt to her knees he changed to an adult lady with a long and shining skirt. We also discovered that the image that the people can see today ay the Sanctuary was inspired by an old image of the previous cult of Senhora da Lapa Lady. But, more surprising was finding witnesses that described the so-called “Sun Miracle” as a “disk-like metal object” with equidistant lights in the periphery, like the classical hard daylight UFO cases."
How did Catholic believers and the religious authorities react?
"As a lot of us are grounded in “belief systems” and have a deep supernatural dependence many believers did not read our books. Others linked their supernatural needs directly and exclusively with Fatima and are happy with their simplistic faith while not knowing the details of the Fatima events. Others read the books with a critical mind or react with perplexity or deny all in the name of their faith. Then, a lot of members of the Catholic Church hierarchy avoid discussing our views since they also need Fatima to keep on as a major financial source."
Do you plan to continue looking for new clues to the Fatima events?
"We keep always in our minds the urgency to rethink religious personal experiences, like the “Marian apparitions” as a syndrome that calls for a deeper and deeper interest and research to find its origins and ways of expressions as a part of the Extraordinary Human Experiences in its totality. So, the different scientific disciplines and other cultural paranormal approaches must give attention to this aspect of popular religion. Also, we urge the experimental and theoretical experts to look at these rich documents that we think can be a good exercise to discover and understand how our brain and spirit can be stimulated to surpass the ordinary limits of human perception, “tuning” new extensions of the consciousness."
Along with the investigations of Vallee, Fernandes and d'Armada several other researchers have written papers supporting the Fatima UFO hypothesis, including...
Raul Berenguel, M.S.
Irene Blinston Ph.D
Janet Elizabeth Colli, psychotherapist specializing in PTSD
Ryan J. Cook, Assistant Professor
Fernando Fernandes Ph.D.
David M. Jacobs Ph.D.
Professor Auguste Meessen of the Institute of Physics
Gilda Moura, psychotherapist
Michael Persinger Ph.D
Vitor Rodrigues Ph.D.
Mario Simoes Ph.D
"Not only was a flying disc or globe consistently involved, but its motion, its falling-leaf trajectory, its light effects, the thunder-claps, the buzzing sounds, the strange fragrance, the fall of "angel hair" that dissolves upon reaching the ground, the heat wave associated with the close approach of the disk - all of these are frequent parameters of UFO sightings everywhere. And so are the paralysis, the amnesia, the conversions, and the healings." - Jacques Vallee Ph.D.
FATIMA REVISITED: The Apparition Phenomenon in Ufology, Psychology, and Science (Fatima Trilogy)
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times
Friday, February 10, 2012
Just the Facts?: Baby Skulls Robbed For Santeria -- 'Bouncing' Boiled Eggs -- Navy 'Rail Gun' Reality
Baby Grave Disturbances Could Be Linked To Santeria
Link to video
As first reported by WSVN, bodies at Miami cemetery Lincoln Memorial Park have been robbed and disturbed for what is believed to be use in Santeria rituals.
Miami-Dade Police said suspects broke open several graves and removed the remains, according to an incident report.
Officers reported seeing bones sitting next to open graves. A forensic examiner collected the remains for further investigation.
Elyn Johnson, Lincoln Memorial Park's manager, confirmed that seven graves had been disturbed, four of which were coffins for infants. Accoding to WSVN a baby's skull had been removed at one of the Lincoln grave sites.
When HuffPost Miami asked Johnson who she thought was behind these disturbances, she quickly answered, "Santeria. We don't think; we know."
Johnson said a nearby cemetery, Evergreen Memorial Park, experienced similar disturbances: "Now they're coming in here trying to desecrate this one."
Joseph M. Murphy, a Professor of Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Georgetown University, told HuffPost Miami that human bones are used in an Afro-Cuban religious tradition usually called "palo," or "palo monte," to help worshipers communicate with the dead.
He also said "palo" is different from Santeria, which has its roots in African Yoruba culture, while "palo" is thought to come from the Kongo peoples of Central Africa.
Johnson confirmed that at another site at Lincoln, a dead chicken was set in place of the stolen remains. She told HuffPost Miami that those behind these grave disturbances also left food around the cemetery and broke into the office. They stole money and equipment, she said.
Johnson, who told the Miami Herald that she mortgaged her own home to save the cemetery, is frustrated by the lack of help from the city.
"The police ain't doing nothing. At first, they said it was a misdemeanor. Then we come to find out it's a felony," she told HuffPost Miami, adding that most of the disturbed grave sites were for those buried in the 1970s. "Some of the family members have been calling and getting on them about it."
Johnson said that in her 20 years managing Lincoln Memorial Park, she's never seen anything like this. - THP
Hickory, NC UFO Sighting
Case Number 35595
Log Number US-02092012-0022
Date Submitted 02/09/2012 11:13 UTC
Date of the Event 02/07/2012 07:38 UTC
Summary I've noticed a bright hovering object that comes many nights over my home since the 26th of Jan.2012.
City Undisclosed (Hickory)
Region North Carolina
Country United States
Location Resolution Approximate
Viewing Distance 101-500 Feet
Sighting Duration 03:00:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Fireball, Star-like
Weather Factors Unknown
On the night of Feb.7th 2012 I went outside to look at the full moon. I noticed a very bright object to the North-West that seemed to hover and flicker as if spinning. After watching for about 5 minutes all of a sudden a fire ball shot from this object. I went inside to get a camera to try to photograph this object. I had was a Sony Sure Shot 8 meg. to try to get a picture. I took several as I tried to zoom in closer to this bright light.
To my surprise when I downloaded the pictures to my computer I was amazed to see that one of the pictures looked like some type of craft,round in shape with a bulging center,the color of the Center was green. There were clouds in the area but I was still able to get a nice photo. This object hovered as if hanging around for several hours and just disappeared. I wasnt scared as I have met several people in this field and I just wanted to document this object.
I am told that I live in a Hot Bed for anomalous activity, so I am always looking up when time permits. I am happy to report that looking up and paying attention seems to have paid off with this strange photo. I have no idea what it is,but I do know it is not a plane,remote toy,hot air balloon,etc. Hopefully someone else is paying attention in my area or better still someone can take my uploaded photo and decipher this object.
I really dont think we are alone in this world as I have witnessed many strange anomalies in my area for the past several years. Is this some type of craft,satellite? I dont have the answers,but for those who are sky watchers I hope you enjoy.
Peace and Blessings,
NOTE: The Hickory, NC area has been a hotspot for UFO activity recently...Lon
China probes "bouncing" boiled eggs
Chinese authorities are investigating eggs which bounce after being boiled and may make men sterile, state media reported Friday, in the latest food safety scare to hit the country.
The eggs, being referred to in Chinese media and on the internet as "rubber eggs" or "ping pong eggs," are too hard to eat, raising suspicion they are fake, after appearing in "small numbers" in markets nationwide, Xinhua news agency said.
"The investigation is designed to appease consumers' concerns, after some suspected they bought artificial eggs made by unconscientious traders seeking profits," it reported.
However, the eggs' hardness could be a natural occurrence, caused by hens consuming large amounts of food enriched with a compound called gossypol, which binds to protein in egg yolks, Xinhua said.
"While gossypol normally exists in the residue of cotton seeds added to chicken feed as an extra protein source, large doses of the compound will suppress sperm activity as gossypol has been tested to be used in male contraceptive pills," it added.
Food safety worries are nothing new to China, where tales of fake cooking oil, tainted milk and watermelons which explode from being fed too much fertilizer regularly appear in the news.
In 2008, at least six children died and nearly 300,000 became ill from powdered milk laced with melamine, an industrial chemical added to low quality or diluted milk to fool inspectors by giving misleadingly high readings for protein levels. - reuters
Navy 'Rail Gun' On Track
The Navy's weapon of the future will take one step closer to reality this month, as service officials prepare to test fire the first industry-built prototype of its fabled Railgun.
ONR testers will fire off a BAE Systems-built version of the weapon next week at the Navy's surface warfare center in Dahlgren, VA., according to Roger Ellis, head of the Railgun program at the Office of Naval Research's Air Warfare and Weapons department. Another rail gun variant built by defense firm General Atomics will arrive at Dahlgren sometime in April for testing, a service spokesman said. There is no word when Raytheon is expected to begin testing their rail gun variant. The Navy awarded the company a $10 million deal late last month to begin prototype work on the next-generation weapon. Live fire testing for both industry prototypes is scheduled to last for two months, Ellis said.
The Railgun is designed to shoot heavy artillery rounds usually fired by the batteries of heavy guns aboard U.S. warships. The difference is that instead of gunpowder, these rounds are propelled through a series of electromagnets lining the inside of the gun's barrel. The charge from the electromagnets propel the round -- likely the standard 155mm shell fielded by American destroyers -- through the barrel at upwards of Mach 7, once fully developed.
The Navy successfully completed live-fire tests of an early version of the weapon last December. During that test shot, the weapon was able to generate 33 megajoules of energy, service officials said at the time. That is enough energy to fire a projectile just over 110 nautical miles. During next week's test, ONR officials will look to fire rounds between 4,500 to 5,600 mph, Ellis said. He did not comment on how many rounds would be fired from either the BAE or General Atomics guns. But Ellis did note ONR testers planned to shoot "sufficient shots to verify barrel structural integrity and life."
Since the Railgun uses electromagnetic energy to fire, it theoretically could save the Navy millions in maintenance costs for the weapon. Service leaders could also save millions in ammunition costs, since it will not have to buy traditional rounds for the gun. These savings could be monumental as the Navy and the rest of DoD cope with looming budget cuts beginning this fiscal year. - aol
Paranormal experts to announce paranormal activities at Los Alamitos Museum
Paranormal Investigative Technology Team and professional Ghostbusters are heading to Los Alamitos Museum to announce paranormal findings on some areas within Los Alamitos. Dr. William Jimenez led the ghost buster’s team.
Bill Jimenez, a highly regarded retired highway patrol, former Governor Protector who is now a paranormal enthusiast. He is accompanied with retired California Highway Patrolmen in addition to passionate ghost busters. Bill Jimenez has been sighting dead people walking along the road and walking towards houses since he was 11 years old. His team had already investigated 100 sites that include the Los Alamitos base.
Dr. William Jimenez will expose the two ghost existed in Liberty Theatre, the nurse and the sailor. Dr. Jimenez will be accompanied by Theatre Guild and South Civic Light Opera’s President Mr. Jeff Hathcock that will also testify his experiences on the said theatre.
Liberty Theatre was surrounded by the Joint Forces Training Base – that was built in 1942 – and a hospital with a morgue on the basement. The theatre serves as an entertainment for soldiers waiting to go overseas.
The paranormal groups will be exposing findings concerning paranormal activities at Los Alamitos Museum on January 22, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free, donations are well accepted. Los Alamitos Museum is located at 11062 Los Alamitos Boulevard in Los Alamitos.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
In George Filer's latest newsletter, he describes a couple who state that their son was conceived during an alien abduction. It's an interesting narrative (posted below) with an 'RH blood factor' theory that makes one ponder as to its relevance and implications.
Most of us are familiar with the 'alien probe' abduction scenario. Human males have reported sperm being removed or, in some cases, they are forced to inseminate an alien 'female'. As well, many human female abductees claim that they are artificially inseminated with 'alien sperm'...thus having a relatively short gestation period then giving birth to a hybrid being. In most cases, these hybrid offspring are taken by the aliens and raised by them. Here is a link to a page that goes into greater detail - Straight Talk About UFO Abductions.
On the other hand, if one assumes that the theories of aliens on Earth are true, then there has been a very long history of interaction. This would involve altered genetics...a mixing of the species. If this is the case, then we are all alien / human hybrids anyway. What makes one person a 'hybrid' and the others not?
I've included a few anecdotes of those who claim their children are 'hybrids' and/or consider themselves the same.
The Reed's truly believe their alien encounters involved gene manipulation, and why the amplification of insight documented was so apparent in the children. Much has been witnessed by others outside an academic and testing environment, with academic and medical testing supporting something vastly elevated.
With regard to this heightened ability Thomas shares a thought regarding another possible level or plan within ourselves, an understanding that 99.99% of us can't access, this insight is fueled by his son. He suggests that perhaps we are not ready to access or even understand this, or is it something that has just yet to fully develop. We cannot access more than a fraction of our brain to begin with, so why have it? Even those with 140 - 170 IQ's that suddenly become a member of Mensa, are not using any addition part of the brain, just using it a tad more proficiently. It's safe to say we're barbaric in nature, would it not be used for the wrong reasons. Even In its mildest examples in or around the Reed's home it has lasting impressions, and at times troublesome realizations.
With that said many whom they have spoken with that have also had a similar abduction encounter, were exceedingly intelligent, most were adolescents with high IQ's, healthy and were primarily RH Negative. All by chance? (Healthy and advanced in multiply ways already, w/ immaculate blood cells, no coatings)
They share a theory that we will one day find that the RH Negative factor may have many variations as blood types themselves. Leading Tom to feel because the rh. negative factor or cell is flawlessly clean and in its pure form, it's also key to something much larger. Such as having traits to something other than prehistoric man, and having some relevance in the stimulating of regions within our brain. Combined with other factors, promoting an elevated consciousness, or a better word, wakefulness.
This elevated awareness and heighten ability is quite evident in Tom's brother's youngest child and his son, the abilities are also medically documented, support by their school records, to include IQ testing and epidemic placement. He has yet to find any other link or association that would support or have contributed to the level in which these two can almost flaunt this wakefulness at times. Per the boy's school records, Chance is a remarkable boy testing well in the superior rang and classified at 127% in the country, per the Gifted Matrix, the Exceptional Student Evaluation, a KABC-11, and The Kaufman Achievement. Chance has also experienced surprisingly accurate foresight in relation to seemingly ominous but deceptive or harmful situations. He predicted a considerably detailed event, weeks prior to the actual occurrence, involving a woman, a white automobile, and several occupants. It's recorded that the boy normally achieves, more than twice the national standard of coincidental accuracy when selecting numbers and or Zener cards. Chance has routinely exercised a much greater then chance ratio, when tested for Coordinate, Outbound, Beacon, and Associative categories of remote viewing. His blood type is A Rh Negative' and his nick name is Chance. Thanks to Tomas Reed. - George Filer - Filer's Files #6 - 2012 - Star Child Born after Abductions
Delia, a Puerto Rican woman, is just one of many women who have been abducted by a UFO. Delia is married and has two other children, one is 16 years old and the other 5.
The following is a narration of Delia's extraordinary experience. She describes how she was abducted, got pregnant by an extraterrestrial, and finally gave birth to a child which she describes as "half human and half extraterrestrial."
Here is her story.
"One day during the month of October, a friend and I were at a Yoga Center. In this place various yoga activities are celebrated and also people go there to meditate. It was 7:30 p.m. when my friend and I decided to retire and go to sleep.
Then, all of a sudden somebody put their hand on my face. I couldn't see who it was because the room was dark.
Suddenly, I was suspended in the air flying towards a direction that was totally unknown to me. While I was being transported in the air, I could see below myself houses and trees. At that moment I was so scared that I couldn't move, speak or scream.
I calculate that the time had elapsed while I was being transported was approximately from 7:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. I was in my room when I woke up at 5:00 a.m. Immediately, I started vomiting and all my body was in terrible pain.
After a while, I felt a little better and I went to talk to Swami, who is the director of the Yoga Center. I told him how terrible I felt and what had happened to me. He told me to go back to my room and sleep until 12:00 noon and that when I woke up I would feel much better, which happened.
After this I was left with a strange sensation which is difficult to explain. One of the sensations was in my vaginal (area), the other was in my mind... my way of thinking. Before I didn't give too much importance to the simple things that surrounded me, and now all of a sudden I began to notice how beautiful the sky was and also feeling a great amount of love towards other people. In other words, my life had changed completely.
Time passed by and it was already December - three months after my extraordinary experience. During these three months, I had noticed that my period occurred every 50 days, not every 27 days, or so, as would normally happen. Also, my stomach had enlarged just a little. Time passed by and then I had another encounter with a UFO.
Suddenly, I found myself in a metallic room where there were 12 small men (not human) all dressed in grey. In this room I was lying in a metallic bed where I can clearly remember giving birth to a child, just like a normal birth to this child, because my two other children had been born by Cesarean. Then suddenly I fell asleep. when I woke up I saw one of the extraterrestrials with a child in his arms.
When I saw this child something deep inside of me told me he was my child, but I also remember being afraid. I remember telling one of the extraterrestrials that I considered this child strange (because he was "half human and half" extraterrestrial)
Also, I can remember telling myself that even though this child was strange I had to accept and love him because he was my child. Also, the way he looked at me and the expression on his face confirmed this to me. After a moment, the extraterrestrial brought the child to me so that I could hold him.
Even though I know he belongs to me, I cannot have him. And, because of this, my pain and sorrow cannot go away. They told me that he could not live with me because he could not eat the food that we human beings eat. While I held him in my arms I didn't want to let him go. I held him very tight. Then the extraterrestrials took him away from me and escorted me to the entrance of the flying saucer.
After these two experiences, I have had two more. The other two occurred when they brought me the child so that I could be with him. They do so by transporting me by air, holding the child in my arms.
While I am being transported, I have noticed that they make like a certain experiment with me. I remember feeling fear, like if the child would just fall right out of my arms. I suppose that they do this to see how mother human beings instincts are towards their children.
At the present, my two children have also had UFO experiences. They both have developed a certain kind of mental abilities and presently are being studied by them. I can't help worrying that probably one of these days my children can also be abducted."
Willie Durand Urbina, Puerto Rican Research Group
THE COSTCO BABY
In September 2009, a Memphis, TN woman called into TN MUFON to report that she was sure she had just had an encounter with an alien/human hybrid baby at Cosco's in Cordova, Tennessee. She and her granddaughter had gone there to pick-up a birthday cake. As soon as they walked through the entrance, a tall Asian-looking man, who was apparently in a big hurry, walked directly across their path almost running into them. He was dressed casually in all black clothing and had a Caucasian-looking infant in a carrier basket strapped in front of him. He seemed to take no notice whatsoever of her and her granddaughter as he marched on past them without one word of apology for his near collision with them. My correspondent, who has asked to remain anonymous, told me that seeing a man of Asian descent who was over six feet tall was in itself unusual, but she had to confess that the racial contradiction between himself and his infant companion startled her more than anything else.
She didn't get a good look at the baby at that time. If she had, she might have stopped in her tracks right then and there and asked her granddaughter, "did you see that?" But neither she or her granddaughter commented at that moment about this sudden "close encounter." They just proceeded on back to the bakery as if nothing had happened. After they purchased the cake, they started heading towards the entrance to leave. As they did so, the lady told me she spotted this Asian fellow moving rapidly down some aisles and taking a quick, sharp right-angle turn to cross over to another aisle. He didn't have a shopping cart and hadn't picked up one item from the shelves. Maybe he was just anxiously looking for one thing for some emergency need, possibly to do with the baby.
Just as the lady and her granddaughter were approaching the front of the store to leave, the second "close encounter" occurred. The Asian man suddenly appeared again and walked by them. My witness then got a good look at the baby. This woman swears to me that this infant had intensely bright blue eyes with no white area surrounding them! I talked to other researchers like Linda Howe about this report and was assured that these all blue-eyed people are being seen all over now in different parts of the country, adults as well as children. The Native American Medicine woman Three-Spirit Wolf who spoke in Memphis last June told us after hearing this recent story from Memphis that she had met some of the hybrids out in New Mexico last year. They were wearing dark sunglasses. One of them removed his glasses to reveal his utterly eerie-looking all-blue eyes without the white. He asked her if people had commented to her about seeing him or some of his other hybrid companions. Apparently they are trying to be as inconspicuous as possible in public.
Top alien abduction researcher Dr. David Jacobs of Temple University is convinced that the alien hybridization program is alarmingly evident in our society now. I know this lady who reported seeing the all blue-eyed baby in Memphis just the other day. I can vouch for her credibility. She saw what she saw. Maybe this can be explained as some weird new mutation showing up in the human eye at this time...or maybe it is true that "they" now walk among us.
(Postscript: the lady told me that when they got back home, she asked her granddaughter what she thought about seeing the strange Asian man and his blue-eyed baby in the carrier. The lady had thought it a little curious in fact that her granddaughter who usually comments on seeing cute babies in public had not said one word about this. The granddaughter said she hadn't noticed this man or the baby!) - Witness statement
Then there's the case of Milagros Garcia who claims she is an alleged Alien and Human inter-species hybrid. The blood DNA from this Puerto Rican woman has yielded analyses so unusual and interesting that the physician involved is now interested in meeting the subject for further study. The DNA is possible in humans but is very rare.
Ms. Garcia claims that she is the offspring of an alien encounter. The Doctor is not interested in the UFO/ alien phenomena he wants answers as to why her DNA has such rare qualities.
A case similar to this was also investigated in New Paris, Ohio. A woman there has exceptional skills and gets by on two hours of sleep a night....this according to a witness report.
Murwillumbah Highway, near Lismore, NSW, Australia - 1996 - 7:30 am
John, the witness, was driving back from Lismore when his car suddenly stopped. He checked under the hood but could not find anything obvious, so he decided to start walking to get help. John stated that he had a strange feeling like something was touching his spine. He looked up to see 2 bright white lights about 500m above and heard what he described as like the sound of an arc welder.
He noticed that there were trucks driving by on the road. John then hit the ground and rolled down the embankment. He then noticed a "gray" alien, which said to him, "you can't get away" and grabbed him by the arm and proceeded towards one of the "motherships". John stated that the craft was shaped like Egyptian "Eye of Osiris", metallic and gunmetal gray with no apparent openings. He said that both walked straight through the wall.
The alien (who John learned his name was Theoraba) took him inside and observed other aliens working on computers etc. He also noticed what he now calls "baby aliens" in flasks of red, green-orange solution. John asked Theoraba "what are those"? Theoraba replied that they were "baby aliens". Theoraba then asked him, "Would you like to have something to do with these in the future"? Two aliens then grabbed his arms and legs as he was approached by a female alien who he thought was a half human "hybrid", with the body of a woman, long arms, 5 fingers and very dark black eyes. He was told that the aliens wanted him to father children for them, and at this point John began to panic.
That same year on another occasion John was walking along the road at Kingscliffe and saw two "motherships" again, and shouted at them to leave him alone. Apparently he met the now familiar gray alien who told him that they had inserted an implant in his finger.
On another occasion whilst out in the bush John encountered a female alien hybrid, which he assumes was one of his offspring. He communicated with her telepathically. He states that she was quite young and because of this was wearing what he assumed to be breathing apparatus, which went from around her head into her mouth and nostrils. He was told that she was unable to breathe in our atmosphere yet. John claims he has 5 male and 1 female hybrid offspring.
Source: AUFORN Queensland
On October 15, 1957 near Sao Francisco de Salles in Minas Gerais, Brazil - Antonio Villas Boas, a 23-year-old Brazilian farmer, was working at night to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. On October 16, 1957, he was plowing fields near São Francisco de Sales when he saw what he described as a "red star" in the night sky. According to Antonio, this star approached him, growing in size until it became recognizable as a roughly circular or egg-shaped craft, with a red light at its front and a rotating dome on top. The craft began descending to land in the field, extending three legs as it did so. At that point, Boas decided to leave.
According to Boas, he first attempted to leave the scene on his tractor, but when its lights and engine died after traveling only a short distance, he decided to continue on foot. However, he was seized by a five-foot tall humanoid, who was wearing grey coveralls and a helmet. Its eyes were small and blue, and instead of speech it made noises like barks or yelps. Three similar beings then joined the first in subduing Boas, and they dragged him inside their craft.
Once inside the craft, Boas said that he was stripped of his clothes and covered from head-to-toe with a strange gel. He was then led into a large semicircular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it. (claimed that he was able to memorize these symbols and later reproduced them for investigators) In this room the beings took samples of Boas' blood from his chin. After this he was then taken to a third room and left alone for around half an hour. During this time, some kind of gas was pumped into the room, which made Boas become violently ill.
Shortly after, Boas claimed that he was joined in the room by another humanoid. This one, however, was female, very attractive, and naked. She was the same height as the other beings he had encountered, with a small, pointed chin and large, blue catlike eyes. The hair on her head was long and white but her underarm and pubic hair were bright red. Boas said he was strongly attracted to the woman, and the two had sexual intercourse. During this act, Boas noted that the female did not kiss him but instead nipped him on the chin and, like the others he had encountered, made barking noises instead of speech.
When it was over, the female smiled at Boas, rubbing her belly and gestured upwards. Boas took this to mean that she was going to raise their child in space. The female seemed relieved that their "task" was over, and Boas himself said that he felt angered by the situation, because he felt as though he had been little more than "a good stallion" for the humanoids.
Boas said that he was then given back his clothing and taken on a tour of the ship by the humanoids. During this tour he said that he attempted to take a clock-like device as proof of his encounter, but was caught by the humanoids and prevented from doing so. He was then escorted off the ship and watched as it took off, glowing brightly. When Boas returned home, he discovered that four hours had passed. You can read more at The Antonio Villas Boas Abduction
NOTE: you may want to look back at The Autopsy of an Alien Fetus...the videos have been removed but there is a translated transcript. If you search YouTube I'm sure there are others videos available. Also, The Donna & Clayton Lee Abduction and a post I updated last month - A New Mother's Concern: Update. ‘I came from a government experiment...I’m only 34% human' and Alien Abduction: Children Recall In Drawings (Video). I wonder which of these kids, if any, were hybrids? Lon
The Starchild Skull -- Genetic Enigma or Human-Alien Hybrid?
Hybrid: The Rh- Factor
Real Aliens, Space Beings, and Creatures from Other Worlds
Just the Facts?: Madonna's Secret Satanic Conspiracy -- Psychic Encounters -- 'Killer Beast' in North Scotland
The Secret Satanic Conspiracy Behind Madonna’s Halftime
Sure, M.I.A.'s waggling middle finger caused a grand mal kerfuffle among the 37 Super Bowl viewers who were still sober enough to notice it. But far more insidious symbolism was at play during the 2012 halftime show. We are referring to, of course, the subliminal Satanic-Illuminati-Freemason messages that permeated Madonna's set.
What's that? You didn't see them? For shame! Well, fortunately for you, the internet is with teeming with eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists who can distinguish a covert Baphomet from your run-of-the-mill Rosicrucian sigil. Here are the underworld implications of Madge's song-and-dance number.
First off, here's the halftime show in case you missed it. Just to editorialize for a minute, last year's Black Eyed Peas performance was infinitely more hellish, but that halftime show was obviously in cahoots with the Antichrist's global technocalypse plot, which is a totally different thing. Also, fuck this year's show for no "La Isla Bonita." The only time a halftime show disappointed me more was when Prince eschewed "Erotic City."
Moving on, the show's pan-antiquity pageantry has caused a deluge of digital ink to engulf the electronic diaries of folks who presumably divined the name of JFK's true assassin from Where's Waldo books. Here are some salient observations from the website Hollywood Illuminati, who dubs the flippant M.I.A. a "Satanic rapping cheerleader":
One couldn't help but notice the two Satan horns coming up from Madonna's head gear. The Romans didn't wear helmets with horns nor can this be found in Egypt head gear being that she did mix in some Egyptian ritual dancing [...]
We see a black guy dancing around Madonna with Angel Wings and a harp. Lucifer, was the angel of music and the arts before he fell from heaven [...]
We see the male dancers doing acrobats for her track "Music". During this chaos, there were two male dancers that got down on all fours, like the Muslims do when they pray to Allah [...]
Well, someone really went the extra mile to indict both Islam and the greeting card industry! The Sumerian symbolism watchdog site Vigilant Citizen also weighs in and accuses Ms. Ciccone of aping the Babylonian deity Ishtar and brainwashing Nicky Minaj:
Instead of being presented as full-fledged artists contributing to Madonna's song, they are portrayed as her "minions" who are cheering for the industry's High Priestess. This "relationship" where Madonna is in power – and therefore the handler – is drenched in Mind Control symbolism, specifically Beta Programming, also know Sex Kitten Programming. Another symbol associated with Sex Kitten programming is feline prints clothing and textiles. The entire half-time show was an animal-print extravaganza. - io9
'Killer Beast' warning in northern Scotland
North-coast crofters are being warned to be on the lookout for a "killer beast" which is rumoured to be prowling the fields of the Far North.
It comes after the carcase of a ewe was found stripped to the bone at Swordly, near Bettyhill, in north Sutherland.
Andy McLachlan (54), of Kirtomy, said a big cat has been spotted on the border between Caithness and north Sutherland on a number of occasions. He said the potential danger the animal presents was displayed last month when the sheep was killed.
The attack is thought to have taken place around Saturday, January 28, on livestock belonging to crofter George Mackay.
His son, Liam, was looking after the croft when he went to replenish the ring feeder. During the course of his duties he found the carcase of the sheep, which was left with nothing but its hide and skeleton.
Mr McLachlan said the carcase may have been around a week old, but claimed it would have taken a large animal, not native to the Far North, to kill the sheep.
"The carcase was lying right beside the ring feeder when it was found and nobody had seen it the week before," he told the Caithness Courier.
"The kill was far too clean to have been done by a fox as they would have ripped the fleece and pieces of skin would have been scattered when eating the sheep.
"But this was like the entire skin of the animal had been peeled back by whatever had consumed it. I have never seen anything like it in this part of the world and have warned crofters to keep a lookout."
Mr McLachlan claimed he first saw the big cat when he was lamping for foxes in the Swordly area in December. He said the animal is around the same size as a medium-sized dog but looks like a jet-black cat.
"I first saw the animal when I picked up a set of eyes and presumed it was an ordinary cat," he said.
"But when I started to use my squeaker, which simulates a rabbit’s scream and which I use to attract foxes, it started to come closer. I shone my lamp on it when it was around 125 to 150 yards away from where my vehicle was and, when I saw it properly, I realised it was a very big cat.
"It had to be around the size of a collie or a springer spaniel, but it was definitely a big cat. Once it caught my scent, it took about two leaps, which stretched 30 feet, and ran back into the woods."
He also claimed to have seen the cat last week, once again in the Swordly area, near the A836, but was unsure whether it was the same animal.
He is continuing to look for the creature as he said it could be very dangerous if a member of the public encountered it alone. - johnogroat
UFO report in North London after mystery deep humming
A mysterious deep humming sound coming from all directions at once has inspired a UFO report in Primrose Hill.
The green open space has been a site of pilgrimage for Druids throughout the centuries, but at least one person thought otherworldly forces were at work at the nature spot this week.
An eyewitness, who recorded his name only as Andy G, made a report to the UK UFO Sightings website at 6am last Friday.
It said: Having a break at work in the early hours on Primrose Hill, no sighting but a deep resonating humming sound coming from the near distance but unable to place the source as it came from all directions at once, but strangely from no specific direction.
It is difficult to explain, and was witnessed by three other people at the same time.
Camden Town Cllr Chris Naylor speculated the activity could be linked to recent revelations that a 30-metre statue inspired by the iconic Christ in Rio de Janeiro could be erected on Primrose Hill to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games.
He said: Maybe the plans to put the Rio Christ on the hill have started to attract alien attention.
Or maybe its the same PR company trying to divert attention from their Rio Christ plans.
Primrose Hill is known for its links to paganism and spiritual activity.
The poet William Blake used the north London beacon as inspiration for his poems in remembrance of Celtic Albion.
It was on Primrose Hill, a site cherished by the early modern Druids, that the poet had a vision of the Spiritual Sun which he compared to the true light of the imagination.
It was also there that Blake had his vision of Celtic Albion and the divine Jerusalem that he predicated would rise from the capitals ashes.
Perhaps the unexplained deep rumbling is a portent of the poets vision or just the true sound of imagination run wild? - hamhigh
London doctor and Belgian medium tell of astonishing encounters
In exclusive interviews with Spiritualist magazine Psychic News, a London doctor has told of his strong psychic impression that successfully diagnosed the condition of a young girl he had never met and prevented serious complications to her health, and a Belgian medium recounts how an invisible force saved her from the stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner.
Their accounts suggest that unseen spiritual influences can sometimes play a vital role in our lives.
Talking openly about the gradual development of his mediumistic abilities in the first of a two-part interview, Dr Ian Rubenstein, a GP whose practice is in Enfield, north London, tells Psychic News editor Susan Farrow about a remarkable experience while at the gym, where another of the regulars, Cathy, remarked that her granddaughter had swallowed a plastic pen top the previous day, but now seemed fine.
“As she was telling me, I just knew there was a problem,” Dr Rubenstein explained. “There was no doubt in my mind. I had to say something and I’d never had that feeling before.”
Having voiced his concerns and spoken to the paediatric doctor on call – even though he had not even seen the girl – the child’s mother was convinced she needed to arrange for her daughter to have a series of tests. They found nothing amiss. Nevertheless, she was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which specialises in treating children, and under general anaesthetic small barbs from the chewed pen were found embedded in her respiratory tract and were surgically removed.
Where did his “knowledge” that something was wrong with the girl come from? “I know what a sceptic would say,” he responds, “but I veer towards the idea that maybe someone [in the spirit world] was trying to contact me.”
As a Spiritualist and medium, Yvonne Adriaensen-Pols takes spirit communication for granted. But expecting the spirit world to intervene in a life-threatening situation was a totally new experience … and she lived to tell the tale to Psychic News readers.
Yvonne and her husband Roger, who live in Germany, were on board the cruise ship Costa Concordia when it struck a rock off the Italian coast on 13 January. The medium gives a graphic account of the devastating incident and the crew’s lack of a proper response to the emergency.
Eventually, in the darkness and confusion, with the vessel almost on its side, the couple became separated. Roger made it safely into a lifeboat buy Yvonne found herself totally alone on Deck 3 with water up to her knees. It was a desperate and frightening situation and Yvonne admits she “gave up” hope. So she sent out a thought to the spirits with whom she is in regular contact:
“Well, that’s it,” she told them. “Where are you now?” What happened next still astonishes her:
“There was nobody around me – and no lifeboats in sight. Suddenly I was ‘grabbed’ from behind and lifted over the invisible railing (already under water) by … whom? Because there was no one there, but, oh wonder! There was a raft coming and I was sort of thrown on top of it. The next thing I saw were four hands coming from underneath. They pulled me down into the boat.”
The full accounts of these remarkable stories can be found in the latest issue of the fortnightly Psychic News (Issue 4070), the independent voice of Spiritualism and the paranormal. - prweb
Asian Carp Killing With Swords, Bats and Tennis Rackets
Video - killing Asian Carp
The Peoria, Illinois Carp Hunters decided to have a little fun in their noble attempt to take out as many Asian carp as possible by dressing as gladiators and outback warriors from Mad Max, and then taking to the water armed to the teeth on water skis and inflatable tubes.
My personal favorites are the “treble trouble,” a tennis racket affixed with dozens of treble hooks, the “barbed batterer,” a wooden bat pierced with nails, and a sword called the “carp dicer.”
Although the video begins by warning not to follow this example, the Peoria, Illinois Carp Hunters are actually doing something worthwhile here by bringing to light just how overrun the river has become with invasive fish. Asian carp cost the U.S. millions of dollars every year in ecological damage so ridding the river of as many carp as possible is a great idea. Doing it while with a sword while water-skiing? Maybe not so much. - autdoorlife
NOTE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. EPA, the State of Illinois, the International Joint Commission, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service installed and maintain a permanent electric barrier between the fish in the Illinois River and Lake Michigan. Regardless sluice gates at the O’Brien Lock and Dam and the Chicago Controlling Works are closed and remain closed until a better strategy is developed. I've seen the Silver Carp species in the Missouri River firsthand. These fish are easily frightened by boats and personal watercraft, which causes them to leap high into the air. The fish can jump up to 8–10 feet into the air, and numerous boaters have been severely injured by collisions with the fish. According to the EPA, "reported injuries include cuts from fins, black eyes, broken bones, back injuries, and concussions." Lon
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Yesterday I posted a report from Southwest Florida that described odd UFOs that would suddenly 'manifest' into visible anomalies. I included links to reports of other strange phenomena in the same general area. A few weeks ago I posted a cryptid sighting in Ft. Myers, FL. There has been a substantial number of odd encounters in Southwest Florida, in particular Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, Lee and Hardy counties.
Today I received an anoymous report referencing 2 humanoid sightings....one in Ft. Myers and another in Lehigh Acres, Fl. Both incidents were in Lee County, Florida.
Hi - I recently had an encounter with a bird-like creature but I know it wasn't a bird - it looked to be a flying person. I know it sounds weird and crazy but I know what I saw. Well here's the whole story. On Feb, 5th around 11:30pm my older sister and her husband were taking me, my little sister, my mom and my two nieces to eat at Denny's in a near town (Fort Myers, FL). Well as we were driving on I75 out of nowhere through the windshield I see a person with wings fly over our car. It went over two times back and forth. I got a good look - it looked like a person with wings but then again it also looked like a pterodactyl (pterosaur). My brother-in-law also saw it and agreed with me. He says it was not a bird! Well that was my encounter with the creature.
My nephew also witnessed a person-like creature. He was walking to his girlfriend's house late at night and by her neighbor's house there are some trees. He said he saw a person / figure standing in the trees looking at him. He asked his girlfriend if she also saw it - she said that its always there. He then started to walk closer to get a better view of it when the creature jumped off the tree onto his girlfriend's neighbors fence causing it to make rattling noise. The dogs started barking and then the creature flew off in front off his eyes. It then ran into his girlfiend's house scared it would come back but it didn't. My nephew's encounter happened in Lehigh Acres, FL a couple of days before my encounter happened! We have no clue as to what it is or why it would be following us?! It is very mind boggling!!
Here is another related link: Cattle Ranch Anomalous Lights / Mutilations - Southwest Florida
Digging deep into the history of the area produced another cryptid in Lee County, FL. This was a monster that was eventually reported in the local news:
A Lee County Monster
A correspondent contributes to the Fort Myers Press a story of an immense serpent lately seen crossing the Caloosahatchee river near Chokoloskee, and the Press calls upon The Herald to match the story. As we have no big snakes in this locality, The Herald gives it up and begs to repeat what it said to Col. Tom Appleyard, that it is not an authority on snakes; and as no one in the office drinks liquor, none of us have had the pleasure of seeing snakes.
But here is the narrative of the Lee county serpent as it appeared in last week’s Press:
Col. Demere and Ervin Lowe came down from Needhelp last Sunday [presumably October 4], and report having seen an immense snake swim the river about two miles from here.
They say it appeared to be a great log on the water when they first saw it, but they learned it was a snake when they got to where it was, as the tail was just leaving the water on the south side of the river, and its head stood up four or five feet high, twenty yards from the river, and looked as large as a nail keg.
Of course the reptile must have been between fifty and sixty feet long, and its body looked about the size of a flour barrel. Now this looks fishy, but there is no one in this section that would doubt the veracity of either of these gentlemen.
We have since learned that the Indians have told of such a snake twenty years ago, having been seen by them in a certain swamp, and they always kept away from that swamp. This will give a good color to the snake story.
The serpent was heading to the south-east, and will possibly take up in the first thick swamp that suits his convenience. - Punta Gorda [Florida] Herald, October 15, 1908
Flying cryptids and / or humanoids particularly fascinate me. Here is a video from 'Animal Planet' about an Ahool encounter in Lee County, FL. The Ahool is a flying cryptid, many times described as a giant bat, pterosaur or even a flying primate.
NOTE: Granted, there have numerous Bigfoot or Skunk Ape sightings in Southwest Florida over the years. I'm not saying that these are not interesting cryptids but I'm searching for the more 'obscure' encounters...be it natural, non-terrestrial or otherwise...Lon
Cryptoquest Field Guide To The Monsters, Ghosts, UFOs And Other Anomalies Of Florida (Cryptoarchaeology Field Series)
Florida's Unexpected Wildlife: Exotic Species, Living Fossils, and Mythical Beasts in the Sunshine State
Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizensof the Deep
Just the Facts?: Pennsylvania Purple Squirrel -- Kenneth Arnold's UFO Legacy -- 'I Was With Zombies'
Purple squirrel captured in Pennsylvania
A purple squirrel was found in Jersey Shore, Pa., on Sunday, by Percy and Connie Emert.
"We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are constantly into them," said Jersey Shore resident Connie Emert. "My husband traps them and then sets them free elsewhere so they don't get into your bird feeders."
Emert said she had spotted a purple squirrel on her property but no one believed her.
"I kept telling my husband I saw a purple one out in the yard. 'Oh sure you did' he kept telling me," said Emert. "Well, he checked the trap around noon on Sunday and sure enough, there it was."
It was a warm and sunny day in Jersey Shore, Pa., on Sunday.
"The squirrel's been eating peanuts. That's what we used in the trap," she continued.
The Emerts currently do not know why the squirrel is purple.
"We have no idea whatsoever. It's really purple. People think we dyed it, but honestly, we just found it and it was purple."
The Emerts plan to release the squirrel back into the wild in the next few days.
"We put him in an extra big cage so he has room to run around, and we'll release him soon. In the meantime, all the neighbors have been by to see him. No one can believe we have a purple squirrel!"
The AccuWeather.com team is currently investigating why this squirrel is purple. Stay with AccuWeather.com for more developments.
Some AccuWeather.com employees have their own theories. Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said, "The squirrel could have been looking for somewhere warm and fallen into a port-a-potty or something similar."
AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski has a different idea. "Squirrels get into all kinds of stuff. He could have gotten into some purple ink or purple paint at some point."
Local squirrel enthusiast Erik Stewart said, "If it has white hair on it at all, it's probably not dyed. I've had multiple squirrels as pets, though, and I've certainly never seen a purple one. I've seen dark red, light red, gray and brown, but never purple. Also, I've tried to dye my dog before, and trust me it didn't look like this. Though, I've only seen a picture, so your guess is as good as mine." - accuweather
Kenneth Arnold's daughter talks about her father
Kim Arnold is the daughter of Idaho pilot Kenneth Arnold, who reported a series of chevron shaped flying objects in 1947. He plays an important role in modern UFO history because this sighting created a media frenzy, and it was the genesis of the term Flying Saucer.
UFO history just keeps getting stranger. Kim is speaking out now, over 60 years since the event, and the story is much stranger than just a respected pilot seeing something odd in the sky. Seems like there was more going on, he saw multiple UFOs on three occasions, he was fascinated by synchronicities, he thought that UFOs were probably living organic entities - and - he even witnessed orbs in his home! Do to 'Kenneth Arnold's daughter talks about her father' for the download.
Space pioneer, astronaut Janice Voss dies
Astronaut Janice Voss, a veteran of five spaceflights and a former science director for a NASA exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
"Just got the very sad news that U.S. astronaut Janice Voss passed away last night," the Association of Space Explorers, an international organization representing more than 350 individuals who have flown in space, wrote on Facebook. "Our thoughts go out to her family and friends."
NASA confirmed Voss' death in a statement released on Tuesday (Feb. 7), saying she had passed away overnight.
Chosen by NASA for the astronaut corps in January 1990, Voss served as a mission specialist on five space shuttle missions, including the only repeat flight in the program's 30 year history. She flew with the first commercial lab, rendezvoused with Russia's Mir space station and helped create the most complete digital topographic map of the Earth.
Voss launched on her first and final missions on board the shuttle Endeavour. As a member of the STS-57 crew in June 1993, she helped conduct biomedical and material science experiments in the first commercially-developed Spacehab module, a pressurized laboratory mounted in the orbiter's payload bay that more than doubled the work area for astronaut-tended activities.
In February 2000, Voss again launched on Endeavour, this time for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. After deploying a nearly 200-foot (60-meter) mast, Voss and her crewmates worked around the clock in two shifts to map more than 47 million square miles (122 million square kilometers) of the Earth's land surface.
Her second flight to space marked the first time a space shuttle came within the vicinity of Russia's space station Mir. Flying on shuttle Discovery, Voss and her STS-63 crewmates — including Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot a U.S. spacecraft — rendezvoused with the Russian outpost to verify flight techniques, communications, and navigation and sensor aids. The February 1995 "Near-Mir" mission set the stage for the first shuttle-Mir docking later that year.
Voss' two other spaceflights, STS-83 and STS-94, were the only time in the shuttle program's history that an entire crew was launched twice to achieve the same mission. The crew's first attempt began with a liftoff on Columbia on April 4, 1997. Three days into the mission however, a problem with one of the orbiter's three power-generating fuel cells resulted in the flight being cut short and the crew members returning to Earth.
Three months later with Columbia back in working order, Voss and her six STS-83 crewmates launched again, this time as the STS-94 crew. During the successful 15-day flight, Voss and her fellow fliers worked inside a European Spacelab module, conducting experiments as part of the Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL) mission.
In total, Voss logged over 49 days in space, traveling 18.8 million miles (30.3 million km) while circling the Earth 779 times. Her five missions tied her with the record for the most spaceflights by a woman.
Four years after returning to Earth for a final time, Voss transferred from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., where she headed the science program for the agency's Kepler space observatory. Designed to search for Earth size planets orbiting distant stars, Kepler was launched in March 2009 and to date has confirmed 61 exoplanets and identified more than 2,000 planetary candidates.
Voss left Ames in 2007 and most recently served as the payload lead in the astronaut office's space station branch at the Johnson Space Center.
"As payload commander of two shuttle missions, Janice was responsible for paving the way for experiments that we now perform on a daily basis on the International Space Station," chief astronaut Peggy Whitson said in a statement. "By improving the way scientists are able to analyze their data, and establishing the experimental methods and hardware necessary to perform these unique experiments, Janice and her crew ensured that our space station would be the site of discoveries that we haven't even imagined."
"During the last few years, Janice continued to lead our office's efforts to provide the best possible procedures to crews operating experiments on the station today," she said. "Even more than Janice's professional contributions, we will miss her positive outlook on the world and her determination to make all things better."
A native of Rockford, Ill., Voss received her bachelor of science in engineering science from Purdue University in 1975, a master of science degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977 and 1987, respectively.
Voss' first work with NASA was during her undergraduate studies at Purdue. A member of Johnson Space Center's co-op program, she worked on computer simulations in the engineering and development directorate in the years leading up to the start of the shuttle-era. Voss returned to the Johnson in 1977 for a year, working as a crew trainer teaching entry guidance and navigation.
Before becoming an astronaut, Voss worked at the Orbital Sciences Corporation, supporting mission integration and flight operations for the Transfer Orbit Stage that launched the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite from the space shuttle in September 1993, and NASA's ill-fated Mars Observer from a Titan rocket in 1992.
A multiple recipient of NASA's Space Flight Medal, Voss donated her personal papers documenting her spaceflight career to Purdue Libraries' division of archives and special collections in 2009.
"Knowing that someone else got from here to there brightened many of my days at Purdue," Voss said at the time, referring to the university's earlier astronaut alums. "Maybe my papers will help someone else feel that they aren't that different from me."
"If I can do it, then so can they," Voss said. - collectspace
Bigfoot In Ohio: The Truth is Out There
A terrific winter storm moved across Northeast Ohio the night we — staff photographer Jeremy Aronhalt and I — were to embark on an expedition to hunt for the legendary elusive beast. With parts of the Snow Belt receiving up to a foot of snow, the trip was cursed with a sense of doom well before we even began to venture out, a curse I fear might still linger.
Initially the trip was undertaken with a jovial air, but as the reality of the situation presented itself, the fun seemed to be stripped from the assignment, weighed down like an ice-covered tree limb. This was supposed to be a fact-finding mission on one of the planet’s oldest mysteries: the legendary Bigfoot creature.
The story behind the story began well before that fateful journey. Editor-in-chief Michael Nasvadi received a tip about the sighting of the beast just south of Massillon in Strasburg. One of his sources presented him with photographic evidence (see picture above), captured by a deer cam, of an alleged Sasquatch.
Knowing the importance of the story, Mike instantly contacted his staff ace. Unfortunately, Seth Borgen was unavailable, so he called me. Read more at buzzbinmagazine
I was with zombies, 'resurrected' man says
A man claiming to be resurrected maskandi artist Mgqumeni will appear in the Nquthu Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Detectives from provincial headquarters had been dispatched to Dundee to investigate the man's claims, Colonel Jay Naicker said on Monday.
The man was taken in for questioning on Sunday on suspicion of fraud after he made his first public appearance. He remains in police custody.
He claimed to be the multi-award winning traditional Zulu folk music artist who was buried in 2010, whose real name was Khulekani Khumalo.
Khumalo died in December 2009 after drinking something he got from a traditional healer. He was buried by his family in the KwaGxobanyawo cemetery in early 2010.
The man claiming to be the resurrected artist, told The Times newspaper: "I have been suffering a lot at the place where I was kept with zombies. It was hell there and I am so grateful that I was able to free myself and return to my family and you, my supporters."
Investigations would determine whether the police needed to file a High Court application to exhume the body thought to be Khumalo's.
After news broke on Thursday of Khumalo's arrival at his family's homestead in Nquthu, near Dundee, hysterical fans went to the village, according to weekend reports. - new24
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
ROLLING BALL OF LIGHT
Lake Gwelup near Perth, Western Australia - June 1984 - midnight
The night of the full moon the witness had taken her dog out for a walk to a nearby lake reserve and was walking under some gum trees when she came upon a clearing. As she attempted to cross the clearing she noticed some figures in distance moving towards her. Judging from their height, she thought it was some boys. She also observed a white object that was moving alongside the short figures. Being alone she thought it was prudent to hide behind some trees as the “boys” passed by.
As she crouched with her dog she watched them approach. She slowly became aware that the figures were actually small humanoids; about 3 ft tall whose arms and legs seemed to be too long for their bodies. They moved with a strange gait, almost ape-like and seemed to be unclothed with dark grayish skin. As she watched in amazement the bouncing white object revealed itself as a rolling ball of light trailing behind the short figures. Suddenly the leader lifted his strange long arm high in the air and let out a spine tingling cry, and at this point her dog with her tail between her legs left her behind. The creatures then themselves disappeared into a thicket of lupines not far off.
This experienced was followed up the following night when her cousin, on hearing of her encounter, somehow persuaded her to return to the lake with him, armed with a camera. They did not see any strange creatures but were buzzed by a large craft of white light, which hovered several times over the clearing. Her cousin possible took some pictures of the object.
Source: NUFORC, UFO Research NSW Australia
Type: D - When an entity or humanoid is seen in the same area where UFOs or unknown objects have been reported
THE BLACK CLAD WOMAN
Saucedilla, Caceres, Spain - October 17 1984 - 10:30 pm
14-year old Mari Carmen Ramos was walking back home along Gonzalez Amezqueta Avenue, a wide and deserted road. Suddenly as if obeying some invisible instinct she sensed something strange. She looked around apprehensively. After advancing a few steps she noticed somebody approaching in the opposite direction. An unnatural cold and wind filled the air around her. Looking up she noticed what appeared to be a “woman” of considerable height and wearing all black approaching her position at a very high and unnatural rate of speed. It had apparently moved over one hundred meters in a matter of seconds.
Ramos stopped to observe the bizarre figure and noticed that it appeared to slide over the ground effortlessly. It kept its arms rigidly on its side. Its face appeared to be encased in shadows and no features could be seen. The bizarre woman was over 3 meters in height and was moving at very high speed towards the witness who felt petrified with fear and was unable to move. In moments the tall black clad figure shot across in an angle crossing the road and into an adjacent alleyway.
After it had gone the witness looked into the alley and was surprised to see that the figure had completely disappeared.
Source: Iker Jimenez, Encuentros, La Historia de Los Ovni en España
Type: E - When an entity or humanoid is seen alone, without related UFO activity (Example: bedroom visitation)
THE SHRIEKING 'FROGMAN'
Santa Lucia, Cabaiguan, Cuba - 1964 - late afternoon
Rodolfo Garcia, was resting after lunch in the tobacco shed, which he found to be cool and quiet. On that afternoon he looked up and saw a ‘man’ wearing a strange outfit. Its face and hands were green, like that of a frog and it had large round protruding eyes. It didn’t have any ears and its mouth was a thin line, it was about as tall as two men and stood on a wooded box staring at the witness.
Terrified Garcia watched as the strange creature seemed to be trying to tell him something. Suddenly it emitted a loud shrieking sound which caused the witness’s eardrums to burst and his ears to bleed. In pain, the witness then fell from his cot. At the same time the creature emitted a second shriek which caused the witness to loose consciousness. Later he was found by one of his sons since the family was concerned that Rodolfo had not returned from his nap. After he told the rest what he had seen they armed themselves with rifles and machetes and searched the tobacco shed but found nothing.
Source: Rene Batista Moreno, Revista SIGNOS Cuba
Type: E - When an entity or humanoid is seen alone, without related UFO activity (Example: bedroom visitation)
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The Iceland Worm Monster
Footage was captured of an obscure phenomenon yesterday which appeared to be swimming in the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, east Iceland.
People speculate whether this may be the notorious snake-like monster Lagarfljótsormurinn, which is said to reside in the lake Lagarfljót.
The video was taken by Hjörtur Kjerúlf and posted on ruv.is.
Lagarfljótsormurinn is Iceland’s equivalent to Scotland’s Loch Ness monster. It was first mentioned in sources dating back to 1345. According to legend, it was at first a tiny worm which was placed on a ring of gold to make the gold grow.
When the owner of the ring returned she noticed to her great terror that the worm had grown immensely but not the gold. She tossed the ring and worm into Lagarfljót where the worm continued to grow.
Whether Hjörtur’s video is indeed evidence of the existence of the legendary monster is debatable; skeptics believe it shows a torn fishing net which blew into the river where it froze.
When the river cleared itself of ice the net came loose and the “worm” wriggled its way through the water. - icelandreview
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Sorry your dying...but go find a job anyway!
Thousands of dying people are being sent letters urging them to consider getting a job, it has been revealed. The Department for Work and Pensions writes to everyone claiming the new Employment Support Allowance suggesting that they see a personal advisor to “help you move towards work”. That includes those whose families have specifically told officials that they have less than six months left to live. Ministers have admitted that 1,000 terminally ill people were sent the letters in just three months in a written answer to MPs. The shocking figure comes after David Cameron railroaded his brutal welfare reforms which will take cash from disabled children and cancer sufferers through Parliament.
The letters state: “You can volunteer to work with a specialist personal adviser or job broker who will support and encourage you to carry out reasonable steps to manage your illness or disability and undertake relevant activity which will help you move towards work.” They do say that those receiving them “are not required to take part in any work-related activity”. But that doesn’t stop them causing upset and alarm among dying people and their families, Labour MP Tom Greatrex warned. Mr Greatrex uncovered the scale of the problem after coming across the case of a constituent Stevie McGowan, 51, who was sent one despite being blind, bed-ridden and suffering severe dementia.
His wife Elizabeth said it was an insult for officials to suggest that the former painter and decorator, who was struck down by multiple sclerosis in 2002, should be considering work. She said: “We thought is was a joke. And when I saw that paragraph I thought it was an insult to Stevie.” Elizabeth, 49, of Blantyre in Scotland, added: “There is no amount of ‘support’ that they could give my husband that would enable him to go back to work.” The Department of Work and Pensions stood by the letters. A spokeswoman said: “There are no conditions attached to the financial support you receive if you have a terminal illness.
“However, it would be wrong not to give those with a terminal illness the same opportunities as others. All our customers are told about the extra support their benefit entitles them to.” But Mr Greatrex, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, said that officials should stop causing upset and alarm by sending the letters to the terminally ill. “The Government know these people are nearing the end of their lives and it is clearly inappropriate to be sending these letters suggesting they should go back to work. It is causing unnecessary distress to people who are terminally ill and their loves ones and they should stop it.” - mirror
Reason for Zimbabwe reservoir delays... mermaids have been hounding workers away!
Essential work on planned reservoirs in Zimbabwe has stopped because mermaids have been hounding workers away, according to the country's Water Resources Minister.
Samuel Sipepa Nkomo told a Zimbabwean parliamentary committee that terrified workers are refusing to return to the sites, near the towns of Gokwe and Mutare.
Minister Nkomo said the only way to solve the problem was to brew traditional beer and carry out any rites to appease the spirits.
'All the officers I have sent have vowed not to go back there', Minister Nkomo was reported as saying in Zimbabwe's state-approved Herald newspaper.
Mermaids are mythological water creatures with a female body twinned with the tail of a fish.
Opinion about the existence of mermaids varies throughout Zimbabwe - some people are skeptical, but some firmly believe that mermaids exist in Zimbabwe.
Dating back centuries, many mermaid stories continue to make their rounds in Zimbabwe.
One tale says mermaids carry humans underwater, but if there is a public outcry their relatives might never see them again.
But another tale suggests victims can return as spirit mediums if their disappearance is not mourned.
The senior politician said that mermaids were also present in other reservoirs.
'We even hired whites thinking that our boys did not want to work but they also returned saying they would not return to work there again,' he added.
The two, long overdue reservoirs are considered essential if Zimbabwe is provide adequate water to its population and to boost its agricultural production.
Having once been the 'bread basket' of Southern Africa, the country's farms have been laid low by lack of faith in government policy.
From 2000, President Robert Mugabe expropriated some 4,000 white owned farms and gave them to politically connected blacks.
Partly as a result, agricultural production is this year forecast to be at its second lowest level since Zimbabwe achieved independence from Britain in 1980.
The belief in mermaids and other mythical creatures is widespread in the country, where many people combine a Christian faith with traditional beliefs.
Local Government, Rural and Urban Development Minister Ignatius Chombo said the government wants to give the population the water it needs, but cannot do so until the rituals are performed and necessary repairs can be carried out.
Three quarters of Zimbabwe's population live on less than one US dollar a day. - dailymail
Thousands of Iranian Women Training to Become Ninjas
Ninjutsu is considered to be one of the deadliest forms of martial arts in the world. But this doesn’t deter the 3,500 odd Iranian women who are currently receiving official training in the sport.
In fact, when I saw a video of these women in action, I was awestruck by their agility and the ease with which they performed gravity-defying stunts and back flips. I couldn’t even tell that the ninjas were female until they removed the masks from their faces. Iran, like many other Islamic countries, has stringent rules regarding the freedom and conduct of women. The laws severely restrict them from participating freely in society; perhaps this is where they derive their quiet strength from. The Ninjustu school in Iran was started in 1989 by Sensei Akbar Faraji. This was the first time the martial art was introduced to the country. While the club now has over 24,000 members, the number of female participants is slowly on the rise. According to Faraji, in Ninjutsu, men are called ninjas, while women are addressed as kunoichi.
The club’s female instructor, Fatima Muamer, says that the sport appeals to women as it helps in maintaining a balance between body and mind. She also points out that the most important lessons in Ninjutsu are respect and humility. “They learn to respect themselves – first to respect their existence and then the art that they are mastering.” Students at the school are also taught to use dangerous weapons – including bows, swords, nunchucks and shurikens – small traditional Japanese implements known as ‘swords in the hand’.
This is not the first time Iranian women have made their mark in sports. In 2005, two Iranian women scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first Muslim women in the world to summit the peak. These women have left their mark in rugby, soccer, and several other sports in the Olympics. This proves that no law can truly suppress the spirit of strong-willed women, such as these Iranians. - odditycentral
Britain Big Cat footage - very convincing evidence!
Big cat gets caught on tape
A leopard-like creature 6ft from nose to tail is caught on video bounding across a field at dusk — which an expert believes is final proof Britain's Big Cats really do exist.
The film was taken by teaching assistant Coryn Memory close to the site of a recent spate of deer killings.
But it was not an isolated sighting. Coryn, 45, says she has seen the animal, described as a "slim, black leopard" in a valley outside Stroud, Gloucs, FIVE TIMES — before finally getting the evidence on film.
She said: "It was around for about 20 minutes and luckily I had my camera. It was probably 300 yards away and I don't think it was aware I was there.
"It came in and out of the field and at one point seemed to be having a root around, probably for small animals...go to Catcha! for more information and graphics
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