Friday, April 24, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Alien Abduction Still Haunts Travis Walton -- Dan Aykroyd Explains UFO Cover-Up -- Officers Recall Vietnam UFO Encounters


UFO-Alien Abduction Still Haunts Travis Walton

Close encounters of the FOURTH kind. That's when a person claims to have been kidnapped by a UFO and its reportedly otherworldly occupants.

Of course, there's no tangible evidence that anyone has ever been taken aboard an extraterrestrial spacecraft. But there are those who claim they've been abducted, and their stories are chilling.

Travis Walton's terrifying account is the stuff movies are made from, and he joins us on the HuffPost Weird News podcast to talk about that day 40 years ago, when the then 22-year-old logger says he was knocked unconscious, and woke up to find he was surrounded by ETs aboard their ship. Read more and listen to podcast at UFO-Alien Abduction Still Haunts Travis Walton

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Dan Aykroyd explains UFO cover-up

Last Friday, Dan Aykroyd appeared on the third episode of The Huffington Post’s new The HuffPost Show, and among other topics, shared his views on the U.S. Air Force’s UFO cover-up and some details about his own UFO sightings.

The HuffPost Show is hosted by founding editor of The Huffington Post Roy Sekoff and former professor and veteran HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill. The show is a new weekly news magazine style show, and the third episode, featuring a long interview with Aykroyd (the interview can be seen here), was aired online on Friday.

The conversation turned to UFOs when Hill asked, “I said if I am ever going to meet Dan Aykroyd I am going to ask him about this. You believe in UFOs. Is that right?”

There was a slight hesitation by Aykroyd, and a few giggles from off camera, but Aykroyd headed straight into his answer.

Aykroyd told Hill, “I do. I have seen four, and I can’t say that they are alien craft and neither can the Air Force. The Air Force has been very interested in this. They don’t deny the existence of these hyperdynamic, super aerodynamic craft. They don’t deny.”
Although Aykroyd says the Air Force does not deny the existence of alien spacecraft, he explains why he thinks there is a cover-up of that information.

Aykroyd continued, “Their anguish comes in that they can’t tell you. They want to tell you anything but that they are extraterrestrial. Any excuse at all, even if they are unknown or unsolved. The Air Force cannot just come out and admit that there are extraterrestrial beings far in advanced of our culture that have built these machines.” Read more at Dan Aykroyd explains UFO cover-up

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Invasive Species: Aquarium Dumping

“Someone just didn’t want their goldfish anymore. We don’t think there was malice intended, but now we have 4,000 goldfish. And that’s an issue,” says Jennifer Churchill, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, adding that Teller Lake No. 5, a 12-acre expanse of water near Boulder, was overrun with the county fair critters.

Aquarium dumping has led to several exotic aquatic species being introduced to ecosystems in which they don’t belong—perhaps most notably the Burmese python in Florida’s Everglades.

The United States Geological Survey has reported that 1,003 non-native aquatic species have been introduced into various bodies of water across the country. (Some of these species may have been eradicated, though it would be impossible to check every body of water to confirm, said Matt Cannister, a fish biologist.) Of that total, 688 are fish, with frogs, turtles, snakes, shrimp, crabs and mussels filling out the list.

It’s not clear exactly how many of those 1,003 non-native species are considered invasive—defined by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) as species that harm the local economy or human health. The agency says it lacks the resources for such detailed research. Some known invasive species are zebra mussels, which can clog pipes and cost millions of dollars to remove, and European green crabs, which both outcompete New England soft-shell clams and prey on them. The soft-shells, a highly valuable seafood product, have withered as the green crabs have thrived.

Goldfish aren’t wreaking havoc on human health or finances (yet)—but they are throwing off the delicate balance of an ecosystem. “Any species that ends up in an ecosystem in which it did not evolve, it doesn’t have all the checks and balances that affect the creatures who occur there naturally,” said Don Maclean, an FWS biologist. “This non-native animal, like a goldfish, might not get preyed on as much; diseases and parasites don’t bother it as much. These are all qualities that help them reproduce faster and better. When that happens, the non-native species is eating more while the native species are struggling for food.”

To rid Teller Lake No. 5 of the goldfish, Colorado Parks and Wildlife authorities are considering electrofishing, basically zapping all of the fish with a jolt of electricity. The stunned fish float to the surface and can be removed.

Churchill has received dozens of calls from locals asking if they can take the goldfish home as pets, but she believes that would set a bad precedent. Instead, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will donate the goldfish to a bird of prey rehabilitation center, where they will be eaten. - Two Numbers: When Goldfish Go Wild

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Officers recall Vietnam UFO encounters

US military personnel reported several unusual incidents involving UFOs during the war in Vietnam.

One such encounter allegedly took place in 1968 when the crew of an American patrol boat came across two strange luminous objects in the sky over the zone dividing North and South Vietnam.

Roughly circular in shape, the objects were later seen again by a second patrol vessel whose crew witnessed them hovering above the first. A few moments later a sudden flash of light was observed and the boat was seen exploding in to a ball of flames. No further trace of the two objects was ever found.

Another source of UFO stories during the war in Vietnam was Capt. George Filer, an Air Force intelligence officer who was tasked with submitting daily reports to Gen. George S. Brown.

"You'd have an aircraft flying along, doing around 500 knots and a UFO comes alongside and does some barrel rolls around the aircraft and then flies off at three times the speed of one of the fastest jets we have in the Air Force," he said.

"So, obviously, it has a technology far in advance of anything we have."

Filer would later go on to collect and release details of UFO sightings from all over the world.

"People tell you a lot of things that they don't put in writing or sign their name to," he said. "There was always this part of UFOs that, if you got too interested, it could mess up your career." Read more at UFOs Confront Soldiers During War, Says Ex-Air Force Intelligence Officer

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