Saturday, April 14, 2012
June 16, 1963 - near Albuquerque, N.M. - Apolinar (Paul) A. Villa, Jr., 49 - (born Sept. 24, 1916), a mechanic of 601 Niagara N.E.; Albuquerque, New Mexico, had a unique privilege having prearranged meetings with 'Space People' for the specific purpose of taking pictures of their craft.
Apparently, contacts of one kind or another with space people are not new to Mr. Villa. He says that he has been taught telepathy by extraterrestrial intelligence since he was five years old. Although he did not complete the tenth grade of school, he seems to have a good knowledge on such subjects as mathematics, electricity, physics, and mechanics, and has an unusual "gift" for detecting defects in engines, generators, etc.
Villa says that prior to photographing his first series of saucers in 1963, he had seen about five Flying Saucers in the previous five years, and he had talked with a spaceman previously. He said that his first picture-taking contact was his second in-person meeting with extraterrestrial beings. The first was in 1953 while he was working for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles. While on the job one day in Long Beach, he had a strong urge to go down to the beach, a feeling he did not understand. There he met a man about 7 feet tall. At first Villa was a afraid and wanted to run away. But the man called him by name, and told him many personal things about himself. "Villa realized that he was communicating with a very superior intelligence, and he then became aware that this being was a spaceman. "He knew everything I had in my mind and told me many things that had happened in my life," Villa says. " He then told me to look out beyond the reef. I saw a metallic looking disc-shaped object that seemed to be floating on the water. Then the spaceman asked me if I would I like to go aboard the craft and look around, and I went with him." He said the saucer occupants were entirely humanoid in appearance, although better looking in general than Earth people, as they were definitely more refined in the face and the body. Also they had an advanced knowledge of science, as evidenced by their craft, and by their talk with him." They told Villa that the whole galaxy to which our Earth belongs is a grain of sand on a huge beach, in relation to the unfathomable number of inhabited galaxies in the entire Universe. Because of their technological advancement, their spaceships can penetrate the Earth's radar detection system, so that they are picked up on our radar screens only when they choose to call attention to their presence in our skies. It seems that their craft are constantly active over our surface, and that they plan more sightings and landings in order to increase public awareness of their existence. They said they were here on a friendly mission to help our people; that they have bases on our moon; that Phobos, one of the two moons of Mars is hollow and is artificially constructed; and that their is a Superior Intelligence that governs the Universe and everything in it.
For his first series of pictures, Mr. Villa says his space contacts told him, telepathically, to drive his pick-up truck on June 16, (1963), to the meeting place, alone. There he saw a landed Flying saucer which he estimated to be about 70 feet in diameter. There were nine people aboard the ship: four men and five women. They disembarked through a hermetically sealed door. These beings, he says, ranged in height from seven to nine feet and were well proportioned. Some were blond; some were red-headed; (like polished copper); and some had black hair. They told him they came from the galaxy of Coma Berenices, many light years distance. They were able to speak many languages, as well as to communicate telepathically. Villa was told the craft operated as a Mothership for its nine remotely-controlled monitoring disks which were 14 inches in diameter, and were controlled from instrument panels in the Mothership. They could pick-up pictures and sounds from any area from which they were directed, and then could then relay them to TV panels aboard the Mother Craft. They permitted Villa to take photo's of their ship which posed and hovered close to the surface between 2 and 4P.M. while he took various shots of the craft framed by the trees in the foreground. He used a Japanese-made Rokuoh-Sha camera with an f4.6, 75mm lens loaded with 120 Kodak film. Two of the photo's show the ship in a vertical position, on its side, to indicate that the Space People have created an artificial gravity within the craft, and thus are completely comfortable no matter what position the ship is in, relative to a planet's surface.. Incidentally, in photo #7...???, the vents in the hull, thought by some to be port holes, are not windows, but are openings directly concerned with the propulsion of the ship. Villa says they told him that the vents are opened only within a planets atmosphere---never in outer space.
Another contact... for his second set of pictures, Villa was telepathically guided, to another area near Bernalillo, New Mexico---about 15 miles north of Albuquerque. This was on Easter Sunday, April 18, 1965. The ship seen in photo's #1,2 and 3, projected a ray which caused a small brush fire. The smoke from the fire is visible(more clearly in color)in the trees just below the craft, and just above and to the left of the tailgate of Villa's truck.(Note: I have the photo's..Dex) In one photo they singed a tree top---by use of a ray directed from the ship. These things were done to demonstrate some of their capabilities. The ship landed and Villa judged it to be 300 feet in diameter. It had telescopic, tripod landing gear, which are protruding from the bottom of the craft in photo's ???(Note: I don't have...Dex). The three crewman had light brown hair and tan skin. They appeared to be about 5'8" or 5'9" tall. Villa talked with them for nearly two hours about personal as well as general matters. They told him that our Astronauts, Edward White and James McDivitt, on their now-famous GT-4 flight, were really seeing a spaceship when they reported sighting the Pegasus-like object. They also said our Government won't release the Mariner-4 photo's because they show pumping stations for the canal systems on Mars. They added, that by 1966, 17 nations will have the Atomic Bomb. Villa says they conversed both in Spanish(his native language)and in English. On their advice, the Contactee says, he stopped smoking so as to enhance his ability to receive telepathic communications. - UFO International Oct. 1965 - Gabriel Green
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Apolinar (Paul) Villa 1916-1981
Apolinar (Paul) Alberto Villa Jr. was born in 1916, of Native American, Spanish, German and Scottish descent. He claimed to have been taught telepathically by extraterrestrial intelligences from the age of five, and though failing to complete the tenth grade of school, he seemed to have been well versed in subjects such as mathematics, electricity, physics and mechanics. He also had an unusual talent for detecting defects in engines, generators and other such machines, a talent that served him well in his profession as a mechanic, first in the Air Force and later as a private citizen.
Villa claimed that ten years prior to photographing his first series of saucers in 1963, he had been contacted by extraterrestrials while he was working for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles. At Long Beach one day in 1953, a strong inclination suddenly came over him to go down to the beach, a feeling he did not understand at the time. There, he said, he met a man about seven feet tall. Initially, Villa was afraid and wanted to run away, but the man called him by name and told him many personal things about himself. Villa realized that he was communicating with a `very superior intelligence', and he then became aware that this being was a `spaceman'.
He knew everything I had in my mind and told me many things that had taken place in my life. He then told me to look out beyond the reef. I saw a metallic-looking, disc-shaped object that seemed to be floating on the water. Then the spaceman asked me if I would like to go aboard the craft and look around, and I went with him.
Villa reported that the saucer occupants were human-like in appearance, though more refined in face and body. Also, they had an advanced knowledge of science, as evidenced by their craft and from the information given by them.
Villa was informed that the galaxy to which our Earth belongs is as a grain of sand on a huge beach, in relation to the unfathomable number of inhabited galaxies in the entire universe. Because of the aliens' techno- logical advancement, their spaceships could penetrate the Earth's radar detection systems, so that they were picked up on our radar screens only when they chose to call attention to their presence in our skies. Their craft were constantly active around our planet, and more and more sight- ings and landings would take place to increase public awareness of their existence. They said they were here on a friendly mission to help our people; that they had bases on the Moon; that Phobos, one of the two moons of Mars, was hollow and had been artificially constructed, and that a Superior Intelligence governed the universe and everything in it.
On 16 June 1963, Villa's space contacts telepathically told him to drive alone in his pickup truck to a site near the town of Peralta, about 15 miles south of Albuquerque. There, at 14.00, he claimed to have seen a flying saucer which he estimated to be about 160-170 feet in diameter. (In an earlier estimate he gave it as 70 feet.) The ship `posed' and hovered at low altitude and at various distances as Villa took photographs of it framed by the trees, and sometimes showing his truck in the foreground. He used a Japanese-made Apus folding camera with a Rokuoh-sha f4.6 75mm lens (which I have examined), with 120 format Kodacolor film.
Two of the photos show the ship as it flipped on edge with its lower part rotating, apparently, according to Villa, to indicate that the space people had created an artificial gravity-field within the craft; thus they remained completely comfortable no matter what attitude the craft assumed relative to a planet's surface.
According to the late Coral and Jim Lorenzen of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), one of these images fails to show the branches of a tree in front of the craft as it should do were it 170 (or even 70) feet in diameter as claimed, indicating that the `craft' might be a small fake. It could be the case, though I have been unable to establish this to my own satisfaction, working from enlargements I personally reproduced. Villa himself claimed that the branches of the tree were swaying from a `huge rush of wind' generated locally by the craft, which might have accounted for the apparent inconsistency. In other photos from this series, where nearby vegetation and also Villa's truck provide useful reference points, the saucer appears to be a large object at considerable distance from the camera, thus reducing the likelihood of fraud.
At one point, Villa said, the craft hovered about 300 feet above his truck and caused it to rise slowly into the air to three or four feet for a few minutes. Also, when the craft was about a quarter of a mile away, a flexible, controlled `rod' could be seen, apparently probing the ground and trees at different angles and curving into different shapes. While this was going on, a small, shiny, remotely controlled sphere, six to nine feet in diameter, exited from the main craft and disappeared bchind trees, then reappeared and shot off at terrific speed, while glowing a reddish colour.
When the craft hovered a few hundred yards away, according to Villa, between the tree tops, the bottom section was tinted `amber red, like hot metal', but the colours changed from a `shiny chrome to a dull aluminum' back to amber. At one point it became so bright that it shone almost unbearably. As it passed over Villa's head, he felt not only heat from it but also `a prickly or tingling sensation all over my body'.
Although the upper, domed structure of the craft could be turned independently from the lower section, Villa learned, it appeared to remain stationary during flight, while the lower section rotated at diffeent speeds. It made a whirring noise that sounded something like a `giant electric motor or generator'. At other times it gave off either a buzzing, `pulsating' noise, or it suddenly became totally silent as it moved about in different directions.
At about 14.30, the craft landed on tripod legs and nine `beautiful' crew members - five men and four women - disembarked through a previously invisible door. These beings ranged in height from seven to nine feet, said Villa, and were well proportioned, immaculately groomed and dressed in tight-fitting one-piece uniforms. The colour of their hair ranged from `fiery golden' to `polished copper' to black. Villa was told that they came from the `constellation of Coma Berenices, many light years distant'.(Coma Berenices is a constellation notable for the large number of galaxies it contains.) In addition to communicating telepathically, they were also able to speak many of our languages. During the 90- minute conversation with Villa, they spoke in both English and Spanish (Villa's native tongue), but when conversing among themselves, they spoke in their own tongue, which sounded like `something akin to Hebrew and Indian'.
The craft operated as a mother ship for nine remotely controlled monitoring discs, manoeuvred from instrument panels in the mother ship, Villa was informed. These could pick up imagery and sound from areas to which they were directed, and relay them to TV-monitor panels in the mother craft, a remote-viewing technology first described by George Adamski.
The `vents', clearly seen in some photos surrounding the central section of the craft, were openings possibly used for `collecting and ionizing atmospheric gases'. These vents were not used nor left open outside a planet's atmosphere, where the magnetic lines of force are further apart, but,like the `door' underneath the craft, were `hermetically sealed', either manually or automatically, after leaving the atmosphere.
The hermetic sealing is accomplished by removing all foreign substances from the basic elements of the parent metals, and a device is used to charge both pieces that are to be sealed together, either positively or negatively, depending on how a certain metal is naturally charged. The hermetic sealing of two or more metals cannot be accomplished unles.s they are first neutralized and then all charged with the same polarity. The carbon elements, how- ever, being amphoteric [chemically reacting as `acidic' to strong `bases' and as `basic' towards strong acids] and combining equally well with positively or negatively charged elements, cannot be charged. `Tubes' are used to achieve hermetic sealing, using this carbon principle.
Villa reported that some crew members carried a miniature version of these tubes that appeared made of an aluminium-like material, about eight inches long and one inch in diameter, tapering slightly from the centre outwards. These devices could be used to paralyse any animal life form, including man.
The `Coma Berenicians' were peaceful and expressed a desire for Earthlings to rise above their aggressive, warlike instincts. Love, they said, is `the most powerful force in all the universe' which, used correctly, could transform the hearts of men. `When the law of love rules the minds of the men of Earth,' Villa learned, `then the people of other worlds will come in great numbers and share with us their advanced sciences....
Paul Villa's second series of colour photographs was exposed at several locations in April 1965. The most interesting photographs from this series were those taken on Easter Sunday,18 April, at about 16.00, in an area 20 miles south of Albuquerque, close to the bed of the Rio Grande river, one of several areas I visited together with Villa in 1976. At one point the craft, which he told me he estimated at about 150 feet in diameter, projected a beam of light that caused a small bush fire (a Biblical `burning bush'!), then another beam shot out and extinguished it. Smoke from the fire is visible in trees just below the craft, and just above and to the left of the tailgate of Villa's truck. The craft also produced a `miniature tornado', causing the lower branches of some trees to appear blurred. The turbulence was so high, Villa reported, that he thought he and his truck would be blown away. Suddenly, the wind ceased, as if it had been `switched off', and the surrounding air became quite hot and there was dead silence.
Based on the atmospheric hazing or `thickening' effect, whereby an object becomes increasingly less well defined in imagery the greater its distance from a camera, these photographs show a large craft at con- siderable distance from Villa's camera.
The ship landed on telescopic tripod landing gear that can be seen protruding from the bottom of the craft in photos 7-8. The three crewmen had light-brown hair and tan skin and appeared to be about five feet eight inches tall. Villa claimed to have talked with them for nearly two hours about personal as well as general matters. - excerpt from Timothy Good - 'Cosmic View' and Alien Base: The Evidence For Extraterrestrial Colonization Of Earth
NOTE: An interesting link: The Secret Life of Paul Villa
The Secret Life Of Paul Villa: UFO Contact From Coma Berenices
REFLECTIONS OF A UFO INVESTIGATOR
Friday, April 13, 2012
I received the following email from a reader this week:
Sr. Lon - I have read your newsletters for many years and I'm very fond of the stories. I must tell you that in early 1995 I was a witness to el Chupacabras attacks near Canóvanas, PR on two occasions. The second attack I caught sight of el Chupacabras killing a large dog in a field behind my Father's workplace. It was after midnight and I was there helping him get extra work done. We heard the dog growling in the back field. I went to look and saw a 4 foot tall thing, very ugly, that I had never witnessed before. The dog was keeping distance from this thing when suddenly it leaped and attacked the dog. It took only a few seconds as it ripped the dog apart. It never made a sound. I quickly ran into the shop and told my Father what I saw. He had a pistol and walked out to see what was there. The only thing that remained was the badly mutilated dog.
I was sure it was was el Chupacabras. There was talk of this creature for several days. It looked like a weird man in the distance shadow but had a lizard head and hairless dog body up close. The large dark eyes were very strange and it used its teeth and long claws to rip apart the dog.
I have read recently that many researchers consider this to be a legend but I will state that it is a completely true creature. Those sightings outside of PR and South America I feel are bogus and may be just dogs.
I thank you for your time - Samuel
The legend of El Chupacabras began in about 1992, when Puerto Rican newspapers El Vocero and El Nuevo Dia began reporting the killings of many different types of animals, such as birds, horses, and as its name implies, goats. At the time it was known as El Vampiro de Moca since some of the first killings occurred in the small town of Moca. While at first it was suspected that the killings were done randomly by some members of a satanic cult, eventually these killings spread around the island, and many farms reported loss of animal life. The killings had one pattern in common: each of the animals found dead had two punctured holes around their necks.
Soon after the animal deaths in Puerto Rico, other animal deaths were reported in other countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Brazil, the United States and, most notably, Mexico.
Both in Puerto Rico and Mexico, El Chupacabra gained urban legend status. Chupacabras stories began to be released several times in American and Hispanic newscasts across the United States, and chupacabras merchandise, such as t-shirts and baseball hats, was sold.
The chupacabra is generally treated as a product of mass hysteria, though the animal mutilations are sometimes real. Like many cases of such mutilations, however, it's been argued that they are often not as mysterious as they might first appear.
Descriptions of the physical appearance of each specimen can resemble descriptions of other specimens, or differ from other descriptions. These creatures' different incarnations are described in details that make it impossible that these different descriptions are the result of conflicting perceptions. Therefore, the Chupacabra may be several species, or several breeds of one or more species. Although they have different appearances, Chupacabras are typically 3 ft. (1 m) or taller, they are roughly humanoid in shape as they are bipedal with 2 arms, and are described as otherworldly creatures.
Usually, Chupacabras are said to appear in three specific forms:
The first and most common: a lizard-like being, appearing to have leathery or scaly greenish-gray skin and sharp spines or quills running down its back. It stands approximately 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 m) high, and stands and hops in a similar fashion as a kangaroo. In at least one sighting, the creature hopped 20 feet (6 m). This variety is said to have a dog or panther-like nose and face, a forked tongue protruding from it, large fangs, and is said to hiss and screech when alarmed, as well as to leave a sulfuric stench behind.
The second variety appears to bear a resemblance to a wallaby and a dog standing on it's hind legs. It stands and hops as a kangaroo, and it has coarse fur with greyish facial hair. The head is similar to a dog's, and its mouth has large teeth.
The third form is simply that of a strange breed of wild dog that is mostly hairless, has a pronounced spinal ridge, unusually pronounced eye sockets, teeth, and claws, but is otherwise a typical canine. This animal is said to be the result of interbreeding between several populations of wild dogs, though enthusiasts claim that it might be an example of a dog-like reptile. The account during the year 2001 in Nicaragua of a chupacabras corpse being found supports the conclusion that it is simply a strange breed of wild dog. The alleged corpse of the animal was found in Tolapa, Nicaragua, and forensically analyzed at UNAN-Leon. Pathologists at the University found that it was just an unusual-looking dog. There are very striking morphological differences between different breeds, from which wild dogs generally descend. These can easily account for the strange characteristics.
Some reports claim the chupacabra's red eyes have the ability to hypnotize and paralyze their prey—the prey animal is mentally stunned, allowing the chupacabras to suck the animal's blood at its leisure. The effect is similar to the bite of the vampire bat or certain snakes or spiders that stun their prey with venom. Unlike conventional predators, the chupacabras sucks all the animal's blood (and sometimes organs) through a single hole or two holes. - TASA
The following sightings were archived by Albert Rosales:
Saltos Cabra, Puerto Rico - middle of March 1995 - night
Two anonymous police officers responding to a call in reference to some lambs found mutilated at a local ranch, saw standing on the side of the road, a strange 4 foot tall creature, described as humanoid in shape, orange-yellow in color. The officers did not see any facial features since it was dark. In a quick sudden move the creature ran to its left and into the thick brush disappearing from sight. When one of the officers attempted to follow the creature he was overcome by a sudden headache & severe dizziness & had to be assisted by his companion.
Source: Jorge Martin in Evidencia OVNI # 6
High Strangeness Index: 8
Reliability of Source: 9
Comments: This case appears to have been the beginning of the so-called Chupacabra epidemic. Also the January 1995 Pitahaya case was significant. The dizziness experienced by the witness is very significant also since it appears that the humanoid exerted some type of "control" over the witnesses, indicating the very interesting display of intelligence by the bizarre creature. - Albert Rosales
Orocovis, Puerto Rico - March 26, 1995 - 0600A
Jaime Torres, was standing watch in a ranch area, looking out for reported "UFOs" in the vicinity when he noticed, perched up on a branch of a large tree, a short humanoid creature, with a large hairless head. It had two large slanted eyes, a small mouth, and a pointed chin. The creature had long thin arms ending in four thin long "fingers" or claws. Its legs were a little thicker but also had four claw-like appendages. The witness also noticed that the creature's skin was apparently of different colors, that included gray (on the facial area), maroon, yellow, and purple. As Torres watched, the creature made a strange gesture, slightly turning its head to the side & at the same time emitting a low buzzing sound. At that moment Torres felt a sensation of sleepiness & dizziness. He was able to overcome the feeling in time to see the creature jump from the tree and run into the woods.
Source: Jorge Martin in Evidencia OVNI # 6
Orocovis, Puerto Rico - March 28 1995 - 1700
At the same time that the investigator was in the area, searching a wooded section, another man saw a four-foot creature that had climbed up halfway a trunk of a tree. The creature was described as having smooth gray skin, no hair, and a round head, with a dark face, a thick torso, and thick short "legs". It also had long thin arms ending in four thin long fingers. The creature suddenly ran into the brush and vanished.
Source: Jorge Martin in Evidencia OVNI # 6
Saltos Coli, Puerto Rico - March 30 1995 - 2225
Margarita Torres had been watering some plants with a hose in her backyard, when she noticed, standing some 75 feet away, a short 3-foot tall creature. The entity had a large round head, it was thin, with long thin arms, and it also had large black eyes. Its skin was gray in color. The being had stepped out of the woods and was now walking up a nearby hill. The witness stood transfixed unable to move an inch. As the being moved away, Mrs. Torres was suddenly able to move again, and ran to get her husband. Both now went to look for the creature and found it hunched over looking at a nearby bull in a pasture. The bull had apparently noticed its presence and was acting nervously. As the couple neared the creature, Margarita began screaming hysterically, causing the creature to run very fast into the woods and vanish.
Source: Jorge Martin in Evidencia OVNI # 6
NOTE: Beside those reports posted above, there were at least 56 more Chupacabras related reports filed in Puerto Rico in 1995...Lon
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Trooper, motorist: Mysterious object fell from sky
Authorities in northwestern Connecticut say they didn't find anything after a state trooper and another person reported a large object falling out of the sky in Litchfield.
The Republican-American of Waterbury reports that a person driving in Litchfield at about 2 a.m. Tuesday reported that a green, glowing object the size of a whale fell from the sky and crashed into Bantam Lake. Officials say that at about the same time, a state trooper 10 miles away in Warren called dispatchers to report that something fell out of the sky and landed near Bantam or Morris.
Morris firefighters made several passes up and down the lake in a boat looking for a possible plane crash, but didn't find any debris.
Authorities called off the search, leaving the mystery unsolved. - Yahoo
15 year abductee / contactee
In 2001 lived in a farm house, in a wooded area, a voice in his head instructed him to come outside, he believes he was under some type of control, this voice led him to a UFO, he saw white lights spinning in a circle, craft was hovering then moved to the right, object went behind trees and was able to move on his own.
In 1995 His first sighting was about 4 pm, he was playing baseball, all of a sudden the sky opened up and a silver metallic disc appeared. Object stopped on a dime, then shot straight down.
This report was summitted by Stephen Cox, Chief Field Investigator for NY MUFON on witnesses behalf. See attachment for more details.
Believes he is experiencing the Abduction Phenomenon
1. Having Blackouts
2. Memory Loss
3. Saw UFO on property, Disoriented
4. Close encounter with object, circle of lights rotating
5. Trance like states, unable to move
6. Uses meditation to communicate with alien life forms (during one of his meditations he asked for proof, he asked the voice to produce a Praying Mantis inside his house, the next morning Paul found a Praying Mantis on his computer screen.
NOTE: the witness is seeking hypnotic regression....though I personally think it's too early for that. I do have the witnesses' name and phone number - I believe I can find him help, but he would need to contact me and the SRI team initially. Go to Contact Form...Lon
Pigeons' sixth sense eludes scientists
How pigeons are able to detect magnetic fields to navigate their way home remains a mystery, say researchers.
Biologist Dr Jeremy Shaw, from the University of Western Australia, and colleagues, report their findings today in the journal Nature.
"At this stage it's still that needle-in-a-haystack problem," says Shaw.
Behavioural studies show that pigeons are able to detect magnetic fields.
Finding the cells that are responsible for this magnetic sense has eluded scientists.
But in 2003, German-led researchers reported iron-rich magnetoreceptors in six locations of the pigeon's beak.
The team reported finding nerve cells rich in magnetite and haematite, which are highly magnetic.
Shaw and colleagues carried out detailed histological examinations in 270 pigeons but could not confirm these findings.
"We've done a very robust detailed study of the entire beak region and found nothing of the sort," says Shaw.
Instead, the researchers found different forms of iron that are only weakly magnetic. They also found the iron was present in macrophages, not nerve cells.
Both findings mean the structures identified by the German research are "highly unlikely" to be magnetoreceptors, says Shaw.
"We're not saying there isn't a magnetoreceptor there somewhere, but we're saying the cells that had been previously described as magnetoreceptors are not them."
Pigeons for science
Shaw emphasises the animals sacrificed in the study were killed in a humane way.
He says the research is important because of what it can reveal about the "sixth sense" of magnetic field detection.
"It's one of those fundamental questions in biology that has persisted for many many years now," says Shaw.
He says the research could help understand problems such as the stranding of whales, which also detect magnetic fields.
Zoologist, Professor Mike Walker of the University of Auckland in New Zealand has about 30 years studying the ability of animals to detect magnetic fields.
Walker says the original German research was faulty and should not have passed peer review. By contrast, as one of the reviewers on the new research, he is absolutely convinced by its findings.
He says animals like birds are full of iron in the blood and it is very difficult to distinguish magnetite in this context.
"It's a classic magnetic needle in a haystack full of iron," says Walker.
Walker says magnetite is so magnetic that an animal would only need a tiny amount of it for a magnetoreceptor.
"Half a dozen cells containing the magnetite would be enough to give a whale a very adequate compass," he says.
Walker says his own research previously found magnetite in the snout of rainbow trout, using more robust methodology than the German research.
"We've looked a lot of different fish and found it pretty much in the same place every time," he says.
Walker says it is likely that magnetoreceptors are also likely to be in the same place in birds since fish evolved before birds, and he'd like to test his theory.
"I just need some warm bodies and money," he says. - abc.net.au
DPRK Failure and Scorn Worries Experts
They say that what goes up must come down, and that was just as true of spirits in the North Korean leadership as it was of the rocket itself, as North Korea’s long range missile exploded after just over a minute in the air. A grand gesture that was intended to ring in the Kim Jong Eun era ended in total failure.
The launch of the rocket was an essential symbolic gesture for North Korea to make as it moved to anoint Kim Jong Eun as undisputed leader of Party and state. That it was willing to throw away the ‘Leap Day Agreement’ concluded with the U.S. in Beijing on February 29th for the sake of this $800m rocket shows how keen North Korea was to create a symbolic event to help stabilize the Kim Jong Eun system.
The rocket launch was a gaudy accompaniment to Kim’s elevation to Party 1st Secretary and National Defense Commission 1st Chairman in recent days, and its failure was made worse by the fact that the authorities had invited a large group of foreign journalists to the country ahead of events planned for the centenary of Kim Il Sung’s birth, the largest in the country since 1989.
The surprisingly quick admission of the launch failure, coming just four hours later, showed how clearly the authorities appreciated that their propaganda planning had left them unable to keep the failure under wraps.
Professor Yoo Ho Yeol of Korea University said, “Given North Korea had already played up this rocket launch to the foreign media so much, the regime has judged that concealing it would only increase suspicion and become a burden for them.” Sogang University’s Professor Kim Young Soo agreed, saying, “They would find it pretty hard to sweep this under the carpet after having invited the foreign media to see it.”
“Kim Jong Eun’s image has taken a beating as a result of this failure,” Professor Yoo went on. “It is a glitch in his plans to elevate events for Kim Il Sung’s birthday.”
Cheong Seong Chang of the Sejong Institute commented, “The North Korean leadership is like a house in mourning.
However, from the leadership’s perspective they can’t afford not to go ahead with the process of transferring power to Kim Jong Eun and the events that were planned for the centenary of Kim Il Sung’s birth."
The experts also warned that now the rocket has failed, the authorities may feel the need to turn to back-up plans. Professor Yun Deok Min of the Korean National Diplomatic Academy predicted, “The nuclear test will go ahead as planned and provocations aimed at South Korea are also possible.” - dailynk
NOTE: $800M...just think about the amount of food and other services they could have provided for their people. Then again, look at the amount of money the U.S. pissed away in foreign aid and weapons while millions of our own live in squalor...Lon
Md. Civil War Museum Gives Severed Arm A Good Look
Long after the guns fell silent at Antietam, the earth yielded up gruesome reminders of the bloodiest day of the American Civil War: bodies, bones, buttons and entire severed limbs – one of which is now the focus of intense study at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
A Sharpsburg-area farmer is said to have found the human forearm while plowing a field two weeks after the 1862 battle.
Officials at the museum in Frederick, Md., are trying to learn more about the limb in hopes of verifying that it's a relic of the Battle of Antietam and exhibiting the well-preserved specimen during the battle's 150th anniversary in September.
The muddy-looking right forearm, with skin and hand attached, was donated anonymously to the museum earlier this year, said Executive Director George Wunderlich. It had been displayed for several decades at a private museum in Sharpsburg in a glass-topped, pine case with a placard reading, "Human arm found on the Antietam Battlefield."
Though there is little hope of identifying the young man who lost it, Wunderlich said forensic experts may be able to discern his nationality and whether the arm was, as Wunderlich suspects, torn from his body by a bullet or artillery round.
"Being able to put the story of this unknown person before this country is very important to us," Wunderlich said. "His remains will tell a story that will relate us back to his sacrifice. This was what they gave for what they believed. If done properly, it's a very poignant story."
The unidentified farmer who found the limb put it in a barrel of brine, according to Thomas McGrath's 1997 book, "Maryland September: True Stories from the Antietam Campaign." The farmer reportedly gave it to a Boonsboro physician, who is said to have more permanently preserved it with embalming fluid.
The arm eventually ended up in a private museum that was sold in the 1960s to John G. Ray Jr. After Ray died in 2001, his widow had the museum's contents sold at an auction, according to battlefield historian Ted Alexander.
Alexander grew up nearby and remembers seeing the arm on display.
"It was quite an attraction," he said. "It was macabre and something to see as kid."
The arm's owner was probably a small man less than 20 years old, said William Gardner, a former Marshall University forensic medicine instructor who examined it in March.
Since the elbow joint is undamaged, with no surgical saw marks, the arm was likely removed somewhere between the shoulder and elbow, he said. The forearm skin and tendons appear to have been violently twisted.
The battlefield's history and geography offer clues about how a solitary arm could end up buried in a farm field.
"That entire battle took place in people's fields, their yards," Gardner said.
The pivotal clash on Sept. 17, 1862, left more than 23,000 soldiers dead, wounded or missing in the war's bloodiest one-day battle. Historians say some were blown to bits by the furious gunfire. Many were buried were they fell, their shallow graves crudely marked for their eventual removal to cemeteries.
Some remains were never retrieved. In 2009, a battlefield visitor found bone fragments and uniform buttons of an unknown soldier from New York state. But it's rare to find bones still covered with skin.
"It is really an impressive piece," Gardner said.
Museum curator Lori Eggleston said she's keeping the arm dry and handling it as little as possible on the advice of experts at the Mutter Museum, run by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Wunderlich said he hopes to have a Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist examine the arm for clues about the owner's diet and origin.
Battlefield Superintendent Susan Trail said the arm can't be displayed at the Antietam visitor center because the National Park Service generally forbids displaying human remains. But she said the medical museum could display it at the Pry House, a field hospital site that the museum runs on the battlefield.
"I'm sure the museum will do a very nice job with what they do with it," Trail said. "When you think about it, it's pretty awful what happened here – and you just multiply it many, many times over." - THP
|A big 'thanks' to Rev.Tim Shaw for the acknowledgement!|
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Manresa Beach, California - January 30 1965 - 2:00 AM
Sid Padrick, 52, was walking along the beach at night when he heard a sound and saw a large dark object approaching over the ocean. He ran from it but heard a voice form it say, “Do not be frightened, we are not hostile.” It descended to within 2 ft of the beach, and the voice invited Padrick to come on board, which he did. The UFO, which bore no lights, was shaped like a 50 ft sphere with top and bottom cut off, and surrounded by a horizontal flange. Entering through a brilliantly lit antechamber, Padrick was met and taken on a tour by a young man dressed in close fitting, bluish white 2 piece suit, continuous with the footgear. This man, who identified himself as “Zeeno,” said that they came from a planet invisible to us, as it is always behind one of the planets we can see. Their society had no sickness, vice or crime. Padrick saw on a TV screen another such vessel, identified as their “navigating craft.” He was taken for a ride to some spot in the mountains and brought back to the beach after duration of two hours.
Source: Major Damon B Reeder, Air Force Sam Vestal & Paul Cerny
Type: G - When there is direct contact or interaction between a witness or witnesses and a humanoid or entity; either involuntary, as a result of a forced abduction, or as a voluntary contact.
Padrick recalled later how he began to run toward home, when he heard a voice from the direction of the object. The voice, Padrick stated, told him not to be afraid and that they were not hostile. Initially, those words reportedly did not slow down his retreat, but then the voice repeated again that they were “not hostile,” and also invited him aboard. Padrick claimed that at this point his curiosity overcame his fear, at least somewhat, and he then began to cautiously walk toward the craft.
A door appeared and Padrick walked inside, and soon was conversing with a very human appearing gentleman wearing some sort of flying suit. The being spoke perfect American English, Padrick noted, and told Padrick that he could call him “Xeno”, and that he could ask any questions he desired. Padrick stated, “It took 15 minutes for me to ask the first question. I was so darned scared.” Padrick did ask what the purpose of their visit to earth was, and “Xeno” reportedly stated “observation only.” “Xeno” provided Padrick with a tour of the ship, which consisted of 14 rooms and during the tour Padrick discovered that there were eight other crew members (one of whom was a woman). All of the beings were about 5' 9" to 5' 10" tall, estimated at 150 to 155 pounds, appeared to be 20 to 25 years of age, and all of them wore two-piece suits of a light bluish white color, which just happened to be the same color as the walls. In fact, each room was illuminated by a blue-white light. “The light seemed to come through the walls,” Padrick stated, adding that none of the rooms had any square corners. They were rounded.
It seemed that only Xeno spoke English. During the tour, the other crew members paid little attention to Padrick. They seemed to stay busy at their duty stations, working complicated looking instrument panels.
Though they appeared quite human, Padrick did notice that their faces came to a point more than ours, with sharp chins and noses. Also their fingers appeared to be longer than ours. All of them had very light skin complexion. The men had short, wavy, and dark auburn colored hair, while the woman crew member had long hair (same color) that was tucked back under her clothing.
While he was aboard the craft, Padrick believes he was taken for a ride. In fact, at one point he got out for about three minutes, and he noticed that they were on a hillside, which he later felt was a location near Leggett, California, some 175 miles northwest of Watsonville. In fact, he later felt that he had found the exact spot.
At about 4:05 a.m. Padrick was returned and released back where his encounter had begun near Watsonville. A few days later, on February 4th, he phoned Hamilton Air Force Base and told them that he had witnessed the landing of a spacecraft, adding that he would only be willing to tell them more in person. Four days later a Major Damon B. Reeder paid Padrick a visit. Padrick showed the major where the encounter had occurred, and told him the whole incredible story. Major Reeder felt that Padrick, the owner of a TV-radio repair business, a private pilot, and a former member of the Air Force Reserve, was above average in intelligence, and noted that he had an excellent vocabulary, but was put off when Padrick mentioned that he intended to write a book or an article about his experience. Major Reeder was suspicious and felt that Padrick was making the whole thing up and intended to use the Air Force to make his story appear more credible.
A newspaper story described how the mayor of Monterey, less than 30 miles distance from Watsonville, had seen a “bright object” over Monterey Bay on the evening of January 29th. APRO’s Jim and Coral Lorenzen felt that Padrick was sincere, but that his experience had been a psychological delusion of some kind. John Keel, however, felt Padrick had been another victim of the so-called earth-based “ultraterrestrials.” He pointed out how the aliens, like angels and elementals of yesteryear, all like to present names that are variations on ancient languages. He pointed out that Xeno (pronounced zee-no) in Greek means stranger.
Ufologist Leneesa Garroutte still remembers when she first met Padrick back in 1965, when he came to Seattle and gave a lecture for the National Investigations Commission on Aerial Phenomena, which was headed by Robert Gribble. While in Seattle, he stayed with Leneesa and drew some sketches of the craft for her two daughters. (See drawing accompanying this article) Also Leneesa was with Padrick after his lecture and they were riding along in his friend’s Cadillac and Padrick stated that he felt the UFO beings were above them. They pulled over and got out, and saw a “ship” overhead. I questioned Leneesa about this, and in a recent email she replied, “When it was over our heads it was a round white form.” - Coral and Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants - APRO & Brent Raynes
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UFO contactee Sid Padrick rose out of obscurity in 1965 when he claimed that on January 30 a spacecraft landed near his home in Watsonville, California. A high school graduate, Padrick worked as a radio/television repairman. He was married and the father of three sons. Frightened at the sight of the ship, he dropped his guard after the being from the ship assured him that they were not hostile. He invited Padrick aboard their ship. Walking into the saucer-shaped ship, he met a humanoid being who spoke English and indicated his name was Xeno. All the entities on the craft were young. The single female among the crew was attractive. The other crew members did not speak, and Padrick concluded that they communicated by telepathy. This observation appeared to be confirmed by Xeno's slowness in answering Padrick's questions. He seemed to be receiving his answers through telepathic contact with another source.
Xeno indicated that he came from a planet hidden by another planet that could be seen from Earth. He told Padrick of his hometown on that planet. There was no crime or sickness. People lived long lives and the society practiced strict birth control. Children were trained for the single task they would work at later in life.
Unusual in contact claims, Padrick said he was led into a room on the spaceship that functioned as a chapel and was invited to "pay his respects to the Supreme Deity." He offered prayer in the manner he had been accustomed to do through his life, but for the first time actually felt the presence of God. He concluded that these advanced beings had found the means to unite science and religion.
The contact had been made in the early morning hours while Padrick's family was asleep and he was walking outside. He was returned to his home around 4 a.m. Several days later he reported the incident to nearby Hamilton Air Force Base and announced plans to write a book, though it was never published. He lectured for several years to contactee audiences and claimed further contacts, though he did not elaborate on them. Eventually he moved back into the obscurity from which he had emerged. - Clark, Jerome. "Two New Contactee Claims." Flying Saucer Review 11, no.3 (May/June 1965)
NOTE: There is an excellent resource on this encounter at URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog...Lon
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The 'Doomsday shelter' being built below Kansas prairie where millionaires will be able to sit out the Apocalypse in style
When you buy a house, you end up feeling like you will be paying it off until the world ends.
Well, how about one of these luxurious condos, which come with all the mod-cons, as well as a pool, a movie theater and a library - oh, and a guarantee that it will survive Doomsday if and when that fateful day comes.
For these luxury flats, deep below the Kansas prairie in the shaft of an abandoned missile silo, are meant to withstand everything from economic collapse and solar flares to terrorist attacks and pandemics.
Naturally, there will be no one around to phone if the guarantee fails - but at that point, the insurance will probably be the least of your worries.
So far, four buyers have thrown down a total of about $7million (£4.4m) for havens to flee to when disaster happens or the end is nigh. And developer Larry Hall has options to retro-fit three more Cold War-era silos when this one fills up.
Hall said: 'They worry about events ranging from solar flares, to economic collapse, to pandemics to terrorism to food shortages.'
These 'doomsday preppers', as they are called, want a safe place and he will be there with them because Hall, 55, bought one of the condos for himself. He says his fear is that sun flares could wipe out the power grid and cause chaos.
He and his wife and son live in Denver and will use their condo mostly as a vacation home, he says, but if the grid goes, they will be ready.
Hall isn't the first person to buy an abandoned nuclear missile silo and transform at least part of it into a shelter.
Built to withstand an atomic blast, even the most paranoid can find comfort inside concrete walls that are nine feet thick and stretch 174 feet (53 meters) underground.
Instead of simply setting up shop in the old living quarters provided for missile operators, Hall is building condos right up the missile shaft.
Seven of the 14 underground floors will be condo space selling for $2 million a floor or $1 million a half floor. Three and a half units have been sold, two contracts are pending and only two more full units are available, Hall said.
For now, metal stairs stretch down to connect each floor but an elevator will later replace them. The units are within a steel and concrete core inside the original thick concrete, which makes them better able to withstand earthquakes.
Hall is also installing an indoor farm to grow enough fish and vegetables to feed 70 people for as long as they need to stay inside and also stockpiling enough dry goods to feed them for five years.
The top floor and an outside building above it will be for elaborate security.
Other floors will be for a pool, a movie theater and a library, and when in lockdown mode there will be floors for a medical center and a school.
Complex life support systems provide energy supplies from sources of conventional power, as well as windmill power and generators.
Giant underground water tanks will hold water pre-filtered through carbon and sand. And, of course, an elaborate security system and staff will keep marauding hordes out.
The condo elevator will only operate if a person's fingerprint matches its system, Hall said. Cameras will monitor a barbed-wire topped fence and give plenty of warning of possible intruders. Responses can range from a warning to lethal force.
'If they try to climb the fence we can stun them,' he said. 'If they want to break into the system, we can put an end to that.'
Doomsday fears have flourished throughout history, but what once involved isolated pockets of fear now spreads worldwide through the media and Internet.
They have also expanded into the popular culture thanks to the success of dystopian fantasies like the Hunger Games and a National Geographic reality show about those preparing for doomsday.
'Fear sells even better than sex,' said John Hoopes, a professor in the anthropology department at the University of Kansas who has studied the spread of doomsday culture.
'Now the entire planet is involved and that's the result of the Internet,' he said.
'I think it's mostly a strategy for feeling less alone and helpless,' he said. 'People don't like to feel they're the only ones fearing the inevitable, which is each individual's personal death.'
Those who sign on to prepare for the worst, he said, fall into a salesman's strategy: 'Act now, or you're a loser.'
Hall says threats from nature and man are increasing and he wants to create a safe communal society where people survive chaos in comfort, with each person doing an assigned job and interacting with others.
A tombstone-shaped sign declaring 'This Old Missile Base' leads to a locked fence surrounding the construction site northwest of Salina. Hall insists the exact location be kept secret.
The fence slides open and Hall leads reporters or potential buyers past an opening in the ground to the metal stairs stretching down the silo.
'You can stand here and literally it's like a deprivation chamber - you can't hear anything,' Hall said pointing out the 10-foot high ceilings and a cave-like quiet.
He is working to finish an 1,800 square-foot (167 square-meter) unit for a wealthy businesswoman with two teen children.
Electronic screens will serve as windows, offering views of Paris, New York, a beach, a forest or whatever she decides to see.
The unit itself will have top-end appliances, walk-in closets in the bedrooms, a kitchen and dining area and two living rooms to avoid arguments about what to watch on TV.
So far he has spent $4 million on the entire silo, including $300,000 he paid for it in 2008, when it was flooded with water and locked by giant steel doors. He expects to have all the seven floors of condos sold by August.
Interested buyers have included an NFL player, a racing car driver, a movie producer and famous politicians, he said, but he now requires all the money up front.
Four people who put down $250,000 deposits could not come up with the rest and he returned the deposits, but the economy is getting better and global warming, strange weather and disasters are stoking fears.
The recent earthquakes in Mexico prompted several calls from potential buyers, he said, predicting more bad things will happen and more silos will be waiting.
About 70 Atlas-F silos were built and he has options on three more of them, he said.
'One is an entire silo for one individual, but I won't know that until his check clears the bank,' Hall said. - dailymail
Did a German U-Boat Sink the Titanic?
Is it possible, just possible, that a German submarine, rather than an iceberg, sank the mighty Titanic?
When the sunken Titanic was discovered in 1985, its starboard side was embedded in sand. This was the side that had struck the iceberg off of Newfoundland 100 years ago on April 14,1912. So-called "subprofiler" digital images revealed that six rivets has popped off, suggesting that shoddy workmanship led to the ship's demise. But, this covered only a relatively small area of just 12 square feet, hardly enough to cause the huge luxury liner to sink with such rapidity.
Significantly, several survivors including both passengers and crew members, when questioned by a U.S. Senate inquiry panel, testified that they never felt any impact or heard any sound when the collision occurred, suggesting it was minor in nature. However, they reported having heard four "reports," or explosions, deep in the bowels of the Titanic AFTER it had scraped the iceberg! These could conceivably have been torpedoes launched by a German submarine.
Moreover, a number of survivors huddled in lifeboats observed a searchlight in the distance, encouraging them that a rescue vessel was approaching. This light had been attributed to the Californian. But, that ship's captain, Stanley Lord, insisted that it was not his, that there was another vessel between his and the Titanic. Indeed, his craft was mired in a colossal ice field and forced to remain there until daylight. Several sailors on watch asserted that they witnessed an unidentified vessel approximately 5 to 6 miles away until about 2 a.m., possibly a submarine that had surfaced to assess the damage it had caused, after which time it skulked off. For the record, this was not the Carpathia, which arrived on the scene later to assist in rescuing survivors.
Most assuredly, that mystery craft could well have been a German sub, as their U-boat technology was highly perfected by that time and their subs were scanning the North Atlantic then. The sub may have deliberately targeted the luxury liner or possibly accidentally collided with it. It should be noted that a German U-boat did indeed sink the famed Lusitania just three years later in 1915.
Will the Titanic ever be resurrected to assess the destruction and determine if this hypothesis could be viable? Probably not, as it took two years just to recover a relatively small 20-ton section from the 46,000-ton craft. which is in an extremely fragile state. It will most likely remain in place as a lasting memorial to the most dramatic oceanic tragedy on record. - THP
Argentina Baby Alive After 12 Hours In Morgue
A mother in Argentina says she fell to her knees in shock after finding her baby alive in a coffin in the morgue nearly 12 hours after the girl had been declared dead.
Analia Bouter named her newborn Luz Milagros, or "Miracle Light." The tiny girl, born three months premature, was in critical but improving condition Wednesday in the same hospital where the staff pronounced her stillborn on April 3.
The case became public Tuesday when Rafael Sabatinelli, the deputy health minister in the northern province of Chaco, announced in a news conference that five medical professionals involved have been suspended pending an official investigation.
Bouter told the TeleNoticias TV channel in an interview Tuesday night that doctors gave her the death certificate just 20 minutes after the baby was born, and that she still hasn't received a birth certificate for her tiny girl.
Bouter said the baby was quickly put in a coffin and taken to the morgue's refrigeration room. Twelve hours passed before she and her husband were able to open the coffin to say their last goodbyes.
She said that's when the baby trembled. She thought it was her imagination – then she realized the little girl was alive and dropped to her knees on the morgue floor in shock.
A morgue worker quickly picked up the girl and confirmed she was alive. Then, Bouter's brother grabbed the baby and ran to the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, shouting for the doctors. The baby was so cold, Bouter said, that "it was like carrying a bottle of ice."
A week later, the baby is improving. Bouter said she still has many unanswered questions about what happened. She said she had given birth normally to four other children and doesn't understand why doctors gave her general anesthesia this time. She said she also doesn't know why she wasn't allowed to see her baby before it was put into a coffin.
She said she had to insist on going to the morgue's refrigeration room, where she brought her sister's cellphone to take a picture of the newborn for the funeral. Her husband struggled to open the lid, and then stepped aside to let her see inside.
"I moved the coverings aside and saw the tiny hand, with all five fingers, and I touched her hand and then uncovered her face," she said in the TeleNoticias interview. "That's where I heard a tiny little cry. I told myself I was imagining it – it was my imagination. And then I stepped back and saw her waking up. It was as if she was saying `Mama, you came for me!'
"That was when I fell to my knees. My husband didn't know what to do. We were just crying and I laughed and cried, cries and laughter. We must have seemed crazy."
She says the family plans to sue the staff at Hospital Perrando in the city of Resistencia for malpractice, and still wants answers. But they've been focused for now on their little girl, whom she described as amazingly healthy despite being born after just 26 weeks of gestation. So far, she hasn't needed oxygen or other support commonly provided to preemies, she said.
"I'm a believer. All of this was a miracle from God," she told Telam, Argentina's state news agency. - THP
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Faithful flock to see miracle 'self-cleaning' icons
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Hundreds of believers were lined up before the church of Sveti Dimitrije in Skopje, Macedonia to see icons that have started to shine without an apparent explanation.
"It is really a miracle, it started on Sunday in the central part of the iconostasis (a wall of icons and religious paintings), the golden colour is very visible and the phenomenon continues," Father Dimce Malinov said. According to the priest the icons and the frescoes in the Orthodox church started to shine as if they were being buffed by an invisible hand.
"Since this morning I have observed the phenomenon, half of the icons are already cleaned. First a red colour appears which turns golden. You can see the icons clearing up from top to bottom," Father Malinov said.
A journalist on the scene said that it did look like the icons were getting brighter as she observed them. Some 80 percent of the former Yugoslav republic's two million people are Orthodox Christians.
NOTE: the video is somewhat odd...the particles whizzing about don't look like regular dust. Lon
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Seat Pleasant, Maryland - August 1952 - 21:30
Hearing a buzzing sound, Mrs Suzanne E. Knight looked out and saw something like an airplane fuselage, dull silver in color and with some thin white smoke coming out the rear end. On a small mast at the front was a small red light. Through a row of large square windows could be seen, brilliantly yellow lighted, something like cabinets with slanted tops, and, in the front, a helmeted man looking straight ahead. No controls or instruments were visible. Beneath the fuselage was a windowed gondola, showing the backs of little seats. After trying in vain to get the newspaper on the phone, she looked again; the man was gone, and so was the “observation car.” Then the lights went out, and the object began to glow red, as if red hot, and to rock from side to side. She called her relatives, but it was gone by the time she returned to the window.
Sometime in August, 1952 (the exact date cannot be recalled) during the major UFO sighting wave of that year, Mrs. Suzanne E. Knight, a young housewife and mother in Seat Pleasant, Maryland (4 miles east of Washington, DC), saw a UFO at close range with what appeared to be an occupant aboard.
At about 9:30 p.m. on that hot summer evening, Mrs. Knight was in her kitchen when she heard a peculiar "bzzt" noise, apparently against the screen of the kitchen window. The noise was repeated several times and thinking it was a large insect, she went to the window and looked out. She saw a bright object descending rapidly at a 45 degree angle and thought it was a plane about to crash; instead, the object came to a hovering position at a right angle to her, approximately half a city block away and about 300 feet above the ground.
The UFO appeared to Mrs. Knight to resemble the wingless fuselage of a plane and was dull silver in color. Something similar to smoke was coming from the rear. The side of the object facing Mrs. Knight was lined with a number of square windows through which a brilliant yellow light was shining. On top and to the front of the object, to her left, was a small red light, extended somewhat above the body.
On the underside of the UFO was an undercarriage similar to the gondola of a dirigible; this also contained a row of smaller, square windows and was brilliantly aglow inside with yellow light. Mrs. Knight thought she observed what appeared to be rows of seats, similar to theatre seats, in this lower portion. Through the upper windows she was able to see what appeared to be a row of cabinets with slanted tops.
"There was a man in front," Mrs. Knight wrote in her report to NICAP, "looking straight ahead towards the front [to her left]. I couldn't understand what he was looking at so intently, and not moving either. I expected to see a lot of instruments or dials, etc. similar to instrument panels on airplanes, but there were none that I could see." She said that the bright yellow glow in the object made everything inside look yellow, "even the man." This occupant wore a kind of helmet and "around his arm and the side of his helmet, next to his face, there seemed to be a shadow or a dark line."
After watching for a minute or so, Mrs. Knight left the window to phone the newspaper, but she was unable to get an answer. When she returned to the window, the object was still there but the man had disappeared and the undercarriage was no longer visible.
"I thought maybe it had moved up into the fuselage, because not even an outline of the car was visible, but it should have been because the street light would have shown it."
At that point the lights in the object were abruptly extinguished and the UFO turned from a dull silver color to a glowing red, "like the door of an old pot-bellied stove." It also began to rock toward and away from the witness and gave the appearance of being "wavy, like water running over a rock or like heat waves coming out of an electric toaster." She then began calling for someone else in the house to come and see the object but while she was looking for her sister the object departed. Altogether, the incident had lasted approximately three minutes, at least two minutes of which Mrs. Knight had had the object in clear view.
The witness told her sister of what she had seen, omitting the detail about the occupant (she was certain her sister would disbelieve her); the sister displayed disinterest and a certain degree of skepticism, so Mrs. Knight ceased to talk of it. She forgot the incident until a number of years later, when she told her husband and children. The report came to the attention of NICAP and Mrs. Knight made out a full report in September, 1967. Following this, she has been interviewed further by a member of the Capital Area NICAP Subcommittee. Mrs. Knight holds a responsible job in Prince Georges County. - NICAP - National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon
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Competition to find Earhart hot after 75 years
Jon Thompson has traveled the world collecting art and artifacts for museum exhibits, seen the remains of the Titanic on the sea floor and participated in two unsuccessful missions to find Amelia Earhart.
Now 72 and battling prostate cancer, Thompson is convinced he and a team from deep-sea exploration company Nauticos will finally be successful in finding the Kansas-born aviator's plane, which disappeared with Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan in July 1937. He's among the researchers looking for Earhart as the 75th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, and competition between search parties is fierce.
"Admittedly, it's a needle in a haystack, but with the technology we have employed and the brains we have involved, if we don't find it, no one will," Thompson said.
Theories about what happened to Earhart and Noonan are varied. They disappeared while flying from New Guinea to Howland Island as part of the adventurer's attempt to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the globe.
Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft, headed by longtime Earhart seeker Ric Gillespie, said a U.S. State Department analysis of an image off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, looks like it could be aircraft landing gear. Gillespie's team will return in July to renew its search.
A few months later, Thompson will be a sonar operator on a ship headed by David Jourdan, a deep-sea explorer who used high-tech equipment in 1999 to find the Israeli submarine, the Dakar, which went missing in 1968.
"It seems to be the greatest unsolved mystery of the last century," Thompson said.
Thompson and Jourdan are among the many historians and researchers who believe Earhart's plane crashed into the ocean, which they say explains why extensive searches shortly after the disappearance failed to uncover remains or debris.
Gillespie's group believes Earhart and Noonan may have managed to land on a reef abutting the atoll, then known as Gardner Island, and survived for a short time. They surmise the plane was washed off the reef shortly after landing and that the wreckage may be in the deep waters nearby. That is what they will look for during their 10-day expedition in July.
Conspiracy theories that Earhart and Noonan were U.S. government agents captured by the Japanese before the World War II have been largely debunked.
Thompson and his group plan to spend two months searching a 400- to 600-square-mile area within 20 miles of Howland Island. It's the final section of an area where research from three institutions suggests the plane could have crashed. Thompson's two previous missions searched about 2,200 square miles nearby.
Before fall, Thompson will complete proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center. He will also work with students at the University of Texas' Cockrell School of Engineering to analyze two theories about Earhart. One investigates how far the plane would glide before sinking based on ocean drifts and other aspects of crashing on water. The other looks at where the aircraft could have flipped and broken on impact if Earhart were too exhausted and weak to operate the machine.
Vishnu Jyothindran, a senior studying aerospace engineering who is leading the research, is excited by the uncertainty.
"In class, you expect you'll get a question that you can solve with data in the textbook," he said in a statement. "We don't have that guarantee here and that's unfortunate, but it's also just reality."
If artifacts are found, Thompson already knows what the exhibit would look like. The artifacts would travel on a three-story barge and dock at dozens of North American cities. It would be called "Patience, Persistence, Passion." Visitors would enter an area that looks like Earhart's childhood home, go through a portion showcasing technology that helped find the crash site, and finally go into a place where the aircraft — or a replica of it — would be displayed.
Human remains and any wood would have disintegrated at 18,000 feet, Thompson said. But Earhart's jewelry, helmet and even her leather jacket could still be found.
"I hope we still find it strapped in the seat belt," he says, grinning. - WTNH
Bertold Wiesner, British Man 'Fathered Between 600 – 1,000 Children At Own Clinic'
A British man who ran his own fertility clinic may have fathered up to 1,000 children using his own sperm.
Dr Bertold Wiesner set up the Barton Clinic with his wife Dr Mary Barton in the 1940s.
The London clinic became controversial after it announced only a small number of highly intelligent men would be accepted as donors. It claimed to use donors only from the middle and upper classes, including "peers of the realm".
Geoffrey Fisher, the then Archbishop of Canterbury called for the clinic to be shut down and a peer in the House of Lords denounced it as “the work of Beelzebub”.
Close friends from the couple’s academic circles provided sperm, but a shortage of donors is believed to have led to Dr Wiesner providing the majority of samples - unbeknownst to his wife.
Dr Barton told a 1959 government forum on artificial insemination: “I matched race, colouring and stature and all donors were drawn from intelligent stock.”
She added: “I wouldn’t take a donor unless he was, if anything, a little above average.
“If you are going to do it [create a child] deliberately, you have got to put the standards rather higher than normal.”
In 2001 it emerged neurochemist Derek Richter had fathered at least 100 children through his association with the clinic.
DNA tests carried out in 2007 on 18 people conceived at the clinic between 1943 and 1962 revealed two thirds of the group were Dr Wiesner’s children, the Sunday Times reported.
Now documentary maker Barry Stevens and barrister David Gollancz believe Dr Wiesner, who died in 1972, fathered at least 600 children at the clinic – perhaps even 1,000.
Stevens and Gollancz began investigating after research revealed Dr Wiesner was their biological father, making them half-brothers.
"A conservative estimate is that he would have been making 20 donations a year," Gollancz told the newspaper.
"Using standard figures for the number of live births which result, including allowances for twins and miscarriages, I estimate that he is responsible for between 300 and 600 children."
Stevens believes the figure is closer to 1,000, an astonishing statistic given the clinic was on record to have helped conceive up to 1,500 babies.
Dr Barton, who died in 1972, destroyed the clinic's medical records, leaving the offspring conceived there unaware of their blood ties and true family history.
Current guidelines on sperm donation in Britain say donors can be used for a maximum of 10 families.
This is limited because if the same donor was used to create so many children, there would be a risk that two of the offspring would unwittingly meet and begin a family of their own, risking serious genetic defects in their children, the Telegraph points out. - THP
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as "information operations" at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.
"My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave," says Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, the leader of the IO unit, who received an official reprimand after bucking orders. "I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line." Continue reading at Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Over the years I have amassed an abundant collection of anecdotes and inquiries that explain a variety of subjects and interesting observations. The most captivating narratives, in my opinion, discuss the writers' personal perceptions of other people, in particular...the neighbors. I present to you a few of these brief accounts:
I grew up in a bedroom community outside of New York City. It was the 1970's and all the Father's in the neighborhood commuted to work while our Mothers were stay-at-home 'Moms'. All the Moms were busy-bodies and basically had their noses in each other's business. The talk of the neighborhood was the family that lived beside us - the Smiths.
The Smiths were very strange. There was Mr and Mrs. Smith who looked like they were in their 40's and their kids, a son and a daughter. The kids were early teens - and we never knew their names! They didn't go to school so we assumed they were home-schooled. The only time we saw them was when the whole family would walk single file to the garage in the back of their house and drive away in their Rambler station wagon. My Mom talked to Mrs. Smith once right after they moved in, but that was it. They never answered the door and there was no telephone listing.
Mr. Smith never drove to work and Mrs. Smith was never seen shopping or doing any chores. The yard work was taken care of by two men who would drive up in a gray service truck once a week during the spring and summer. They would cut the lawn and trim the hedges. There were no flowers or trees - no lawn furniture - nothing.
One of our neighbors called the Mayor's office about the kids and school - but we never saw anyone ever come to the house. In fact, they never received mail (the postman told us) and there were never any deliveries.
The Smiths lived there for about 4 years. We didn't even know they had left until another (normal) family moved in. They told us that the house had been on the market for several months and that it was purchased through a Government auction - but that seemed strange as well.
I've got a strange story for you. The people who live across the street are either into something weird or the house is haunted. They moved in a few months ago, a husband and wife. I'll call them Jack and Jill. Every night we hear loud 'hums' coming from the house. There are never any lights on inside or outside. Also my dogs and my neighbor's dog start to howl when the hums begin. I can't get my dog to shut up. It's so bad I have to keep him in the basement at night. The hums go on for about an hour.
I confronted Jack one day about the hums. He looked at me like I was nuts. He then got real nasty and told me to mind my own business. My neighbor got fed up and called the police. The police showed up and told them to stop. The hums continued so the police searched the place and found nothing. The hums continue. Any idea what it is?
NOTE: about a year later I received another email from this witness who said the neighbors moved out and the hums stops...Lon
Hi Lon - I moved to a small town in Texas a few months ago. Everything is great except the guy down the street kind of worries me and the other neighbors. His name is Stu and he lives alone. He usually seems to be an OK guy but sometimes he'll sit in his front yard and watches the sky at night. I asked him about it one day and he claims to be an abductee and he expects his 'tormentors' will return. The fact that he keeps 3 loaded shotguns on the porch concerns me. The police can't do anything though they have warned him to not cause a disturbance. If Stu disappears one night or does something else, I'll let you know.
Hi Lon - what are your thoughts on possible alien habitation among the human population? Please keep an open mind when reading my email.
I live in a moderate sized borough in Pennsylvania. I live in the same house where I grew up. In fact most of the neighborhood has remained the same for the past 20 years or so. This includes the family that lives across the street.
This family, who I refer to as the Odds, is not normal by any stretch of the imagination. There is the husband and wife who are in their seventies and their daughter (Carol) who is now my age, 52. They have lived there as long as I can remember. Carol and I went to school together though we barely knew each other. She has always been very attractive though I never recall her ever having a boyfriend (or girlfriend).
Her parents maintain a very nice house and seem to get along quite well together. In fact Carol and her parents are always a trio. They are never seen separate. They do not go to church and are not involved in any civic activities. But this isn't the strange part.
Every Spring since I can recall, they dig up a huge hole in the backyard. It's in the same location every year. The size I estimate is about 15 x 10 foot and about 4 foot deep. As soon as the hole is dug they cover it with a huge tarp that is staked into the ground around the perimeter. It remains like that for two days, hen it is quickly filled in and topped with new turf. Every year! It's almost like a harbinger of Spring. The Odds are digging the hole!
The Odds don't talk to anyone. Never. Carol never talks to anyone. I have only heard her voice on a few occasions and that was when we were in class together and she'd be answering the teacher. I attempted to talk to her a few months ago during the holidays and she simply looked at me, smiled and said nothing. I have never heard her parents say anything. That brings up another point, Carol doesn't look anything like her parents. She must be adopted or, as I suspect, something else is going on here.
I remember when I saw the movie 'The Truman Show'. That is the Odds. Everything stays the same. One Summer I took a photograph of a family member in our front lawn. In the background was the Odd's front yard and house. A few years later I was looking at the photograph and was amazed at how similar the house, shrubbery and flowers were at the present time! It looks like the flowers came up the same way a few years later!
They seem to follow a routine for each day of the week, but the one thing they do every morning is really strange. The three of them 'tour' the outside of the house. There are specific places on the perimeter of the house where they stop, hold hands in a circle and look into the sky. It's very strange because each time they perform this ritual I get a static feeling in the hands and feet. It affects my Mother the same way - even when we are not watching them and somewhere else!
There are other oddities as well. None of them has a job, no one ever visits and they get a lot of deliveries (it seems like everyday something comes).
I'm convinced that these 'people' are not entirely human. I know it sounds nutty but I'm not the only person in the town that thinks that something nefarious is going on with the Odds.
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