Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fortean / Oddball News: No UFO Fleets, Louis XVI’s DNA and the Real Lara Croft

OK, Stanley....where are the alien fleets?

I many books did he sell? The bookstore bargain tables are being replenished. If it's a TENTATIVE date, why even make a prediction?

Retired NORAD Officer’s New Book Predicts a Tentative Worldwide UFO Display on October 13, 2010

A newly-published book by a retired NORAD officer predicts October 13, 2010 as the tentative date for a fleet of extraterrestrial vehicles to hover for hours over the earth’s principal cities. Author says the event to be the first in a series intended to avert a planetary catastrophe resulting from increasing levels of carbon-dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere dangerously approaching a “critical mass.”

A newly-published 352-page book by a retired Air Force officer, Stanley A. Fulham, tentatively predicts October 13, 2010 as the date for a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities. According to the author, the aliens will neither land nor communicate on that date; they are aware from eons of experience with other planets in similar conditions their sudden intervention would cause fear and panic.

The book, Challenges of Change (3rd ed.), reports this event will be the initial interaction in a process leading to mankind’s acceptance of the alien reality and technologies for the removal of poisonous gases from the earth’s atmosphere in 2015, if not sooner.

The author draws upon his military experience with the UFO phenomenon dating back to WW2, and later, with NORAD and his subsequent life-long association with a senior NORAD intelligence officer who provided him a wealth of historical data relating to NORAD’s experience with the UFO/alien reality which has never been revealed to the public. In the military’s view, as conveyed to and understood by Fulham, the public is not yet ready to accept an alien reality.

Fulham writes it is generally recognized UFOs function beyond our earth’s physical laws, and has concluded answers to questions regarding who they are, where are they from, why are they here, are they a threat, and the mystery of abductions could only be found at a higher dimension of reality.

For more than a decade, through the services of a world renowned channeler, the author has communicated with an ethereal group of entities known as the Transcendors — 43,000 very old souls who combine their vast experience and knowledge through eons of incarnations, providing advice and information to humans in search of basic realities of mankind’s existence.

The book Challenges of Change reports on the author’s years of communication with the Transcendors in a question and answer format intended to inform and challenge. The Transcendors reveal through the author crucial information about urgent global challenges facing mankind such as earth changes, international terrorism, worldwide financial collapse and the environmental crisis. One revelation is al Qaeda has a dirty nuclear bomb and WMD, but faces a moral quandary over “containment of collateral damages.”

Utilizing the theme of the Four Horsemen as symbolic metaphor, Fulham warns mankind will survive all of these future challenges, except the CO2 pollution of our atmosphere. According to information provided to the author by the Transcendors, the build-up of CO2 pollution is rising 1% annually to a “critical mass” of 22% in which mankind could not survive ”without outside intervention.”

According to Fulham, the Transcendors state they have borne witness to countless thousands of alien civilizations who polluted their planets to total extinction where not a single being, animal or plant survived. They urgently warn planet earth is presently on the same self-destructive path. Fulham reports the aliens are well aware of our environmental crisis, and have benevolently decided to rescue mankind in this vast universal drama.

Fulham has been in contact with a distinguished foreign ambassador who read the book with great interest and dispatched it to his home government, where it was translated and studied by hundreds of their top government officials.

A website containing videos of the author discussing his research conclusions and other vital information has been created at:

Fulham clarifies there are no absolutes; the principal of free will and choice that exits with all souls precludes all absolute realities, and the aliens may decide to postpone their intervention — but the Transcendors confirm it will nonetheless occur in 2010. Quoting the author, the event will “occur this year, in what will surely be one of the great dramas of our galaxy, the introduction of their alien civilizations and technologies to mankind. We are not alone, and our world will have changed forever.”


Bloody Gourd May Contain Beheaded King’s DNA

wired - Sick of taxes, a lack of rights and living in poverty, French revolutionists condemned Louis XVI to the guillotine on the morning of January 21, 1793. After a short but defiant speech and a menacing drum roll, one of the last kings of France lost his head as a crowd rushed the scaffold to dip handkerchiefs into his blood as mementos.

Or so the story goes.

Lending new life to the demise of Louis XVI, scientists performed a battery of DNA tests on dried blood inside a decorative gunpowder gourd that purportedly contained one such handkerchief. The results, described Oct. 12 in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics, show the blood belongs to a blue-eyed male from that time period: a possible dead-ringer for the executed king.

“The next step is find a descendant either of the king or his mother,” said Davide Pettener, a population geneticist at the University of Bologna in Italy who helped with the analysis. “Otherwise we’ll have to try to get a sample of the dried heart of Louis XVI’s son.”

The son was Louis-Charles, known as the Dauphin (heir to the French throne) or Louis XVII, and he died from illness or poisoning at age 10 more than two years after his father was executed. His heart is kept in a crystal vase in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Denis on the outskirts of Paris.

“It’s going to be very difficult to obtain permission from the French authorities, but we may try,” Pettener said.

An anonymous Italian family who’ve owned the gourd since at least 1900, possibly the late 1800s, approached one of Pettener’s colleagues to do the genetic analysis. Before the family obtained the gourd, it allegedly was a gift to Napoleon Bonaparte, who became First Consul of France in 1799 and Emperor in 1804.

“It’s a very strange story,” Pettener said. “We thought it was a joke at first because we work on population genetics. But we realized it’s very important from a historic point of view.”

Louis XVI execution gourdThe gourd, presently valued at about 500,000 euro ($700,000), is emblazoned with key figures of the French Revolution and bears an inscription that reads, as translated from French into English by the researchers, “Maximilien Bourdaloue on January 21st, dipped his handkerchief in the blood of the king after his beheading.”

There was no handkerchief in the gourd when the scientific team received it, but there was plenty of dried blood inside to scrape out five small samples. Two laboratories performed three kinds of DNA analysis: One probed the Y chromosome (inherited from the father), another scrutinized the HERC2 gene (associated with blue eyes) and the last examined the DNA in mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells, which are inherited from the mother).

The tests showed the blood belonged to a blue-eyed man with a rare genetic makeup and not to an animal, nor to anyone in the laboratories, nor the gourd-owning family nor or any one of tens of thousands of people in genetic databases. Pettener added that the blood is also “quite old,” making a forgery more unlikely.

“A match on the Y chromosome of the Dauphin will immediately authenticate the blood as belonging to the king Louis XVI,” Carles Lalueza-Fox, a biologist at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and lead scientist of the analysis team, wrote in an e-mail to “In any case, even with this information, we have historical evidence that this gourd could in fact contain the blood of the king.”


Woman on Trial in Bizarre Collar-Bomb Case

thestar - PITTSBURGH,PA - All but anonymous in life, Brian Wells now has his own Wikipedia entry, and a bootleg TV news video of his grisly demise by a time bomb strapped to his neck is available online.

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong is accused of masterminding a 2003 bank robbery plot that ended with the death of the 46-year-old pizza deliveryman.

Prosecutors say Diehl-Armstrong needed money from the robbery to pay a hitman to kill her estranged father. She's accused of arranging for someone else to order pizzas, rig Wells with the bomb, force him to rob a bank and, afterwards, stop the time bomb.

Wells took $8702 but state police caught up with him. He died, waiting for a bomb squad and shouting to troopers: "I'm not lying! I'm not doing this! This isn't me!"

Defence attorney Douglas Sughrue has a tough job awaiting him in the upcoming trial. Diehl-Armstrong has admitted killing two lovers.

Kenneth Barnes, 56, is serving 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role as the would-be hitman.

Diehl-Armstrong's trial was delayed for months when it was determined she was mentally incompetent in July 2008.

She has since been deemed competent, but pre-trial court documents suggest Dr Robert Sadoff, a past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, will testify she was too preoccupied with her then-boyfriend's murder and the plans to kill her father to devise the bank robbery plot.

In 2005, Diehl-Armstrong pleaded guilty but mentally ill to killing William Roden, 45. His body was found at the home of William Rothstein, who is alleged to have crafted the collar bomb, ordered pizzas from a pay phone to draw Wells to a dead-end road and forced Wells at gunpoint to wear the bomb.

Sadoff filed a report last month saying Diehl-Armstrong "participated to the extent she did in order to achieve her goals and not because she was part of a willing conspiracy to rob the bank and to kill Mr Wells. She had no reason for doing that, as she had money to pay for what she wished to have done (having Barnes kill her father)."


Before Lara Croft....Before Indiana Jones

Once known around the world as “Jungle Jane” and “the most glamorous travel writer in the world,” Jane Dolinger authored seven nonfiction books of exotic adventure, a novel about bullfighting, and more than 1000 magazine, newspaper, and tabloid articles spanning the 1950s through 1990s.

Jane and her equally adventurous husband Ken Krippene looked for exciting story ideas all over the world. Not merely a travel writer in the conventional sense, Jane frequently lived under the most primitive conditions in the remotest locales, sometimes depending for months on the hospitality of wary and unpredictable native peoples.

Jane was also a model and celebrity, a glamorous liaison between the Western world and the wild jungle she loved so much. Jane Dolinger Greetings!

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