Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fortean / Alternative News: 2011 UFO Predictions, Jumping Sharks and Future Cuisine

Before His Death, Fulham Predicted UFOs Over London and Moscow in January 2011

UFO sightings 2011 prediction - Stanley A. Fulham predictor of New York UFO sighting on Oct 13th, 2010, predicted another set of mass UFO sightings over Moscow-Russia and London-UK in January 2011 before he died this month.

Stanley A. Fulham, a retired Captain from the Royal Canadian Air Force, died on December 19, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Fulham came to the attention of the UFO/exopolitics community with his recently published book, Challenges of Change [Link], where he made a number of predictions concerning the appearance of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.

His prediction of UFOs over New York City on October 13 attracted international media attention when unidentified objects did show up and were witnessed by thousands. The closure of New York’s three major airports on the same day has been claimed to be linked to the UFO sighting.

On Oct. 14, 2010 - a day after the New York City UFO sightings - Dr. Mazian Othman, director of the U.N. Outer Space Office, delivered a wide-ranging 28 minute video press conference at the United Nations in New York during which she stated that 'ET life is a possibility' and remarked that the United Nations must ready itself for ET contact. Examiner.com readers can view Dr. Othman's press conference here.

UFO will appear over Moscow and London in January 2011

His next set of predictions concerned UFOs appearing over Moscow in early January 2011, being followed one week later with UFOs showing up over London.

According to Mr. Fulham, the Council of 8 has had a caretaker role for our planet for about the last million years, and has effectively maintained Earth under protective quarantine following an attempted invasion and takeover of Earth.

Mr. Fulham has authored a book, Challenges of Change [Link], containing the results of his 10 years investigation of the role of the Council of 8 and other entities in our galaxy and Universes.

Mr. Fulham writes that he obtained this information about the Council of 8 through an inter-dimensional intelligent civilization that monitors events in our galaxy and Universes.


Jump the Shark...and Jumping Sharks

nzherald - When keen photographer Mandy Hague went to White Island to count seals, she had no idea she would capture on camera the moment a mako shark leapt from the water near her boat.

Ms Hague was about 7km off the coast of Whakatane last week, on her way back from the island, when the boat skipper saw the shark.

"On the way out there I'd seen a shark jump two or three times and he said it was quite common at this time of year."

On the trip back they saw the shark jump again, and Ms Hague took her chance.

"I saw where it landed in the water, the splash, and hoped it would come back up again and sure enough it did."

She lifted her camera and focused on the spot where she'd last seen it and started clicking.

Ms Hague said the shark was about 2m long and leaped at least 2.4m in the air.

The first time it jumped it was only about 8m from their boat, but the second time it was further away.

Ms Hague usually photographed birds but said she'd become a shark fan recently.

As a child she used to go game-fishing with her father, who holds the New Zealand record for black marlin - 444kg.

Mako sharks are a common species in New Zealand waters but usually stay offshore in deep waters.

They are known to be aggressive and can be a danger to boaties.

Department of Conservation marine biologist Clinton Duffy told the Herald in October they stole fish off lines and were known to chase fish right up to boats.

Large mako can be longer than 3.5m and weigh up to 450kg.

"They are also known for their jumping ability.

"They are a popular game fish and they have incredible stamina. They can jump several times their own body length over and over and over. They could jump into a boat," Mr Duffy said.


Santeria...or Something Else?

parkrecord - The decapitated animals discovered in Park City in mid-December appear to have been killed in sacrificial ceremonies conducted by people practicing a faith that originated in Africa, an expert said in an interview, affirming a suspicion by local investigators that the animals were killed as part of some sort of ceremony.

Don Rimer, who spent 30 years as a law enforcement officer and now provides training in the fields of ritual crimes and the occult, said the decapitated animals are telltale evidence of people who practice a faith known as Santeria. Followers brought the faith with them to the New World when they were taken from Africa during the slave trade, first establishing themselves in the Caribbean region, he said. Santeria is a blend of ancient African religion and Catholicism, Rimer said.

A Utah state agency alerted Rimer to the Park City cases, he said. Rimer, who lives in Virginia Beach, Va., said the circumstances of the Park City discoveries resemble those of Santeria practices elsewhere. Rimer said people who adhere to the faith sacrifice animals and then place the carcasses close to transportation corridors like pathways, railroad tracks and streams in honor of the means slaves used to move about.

In the Park City cases, the dead animals were found just off Bonanza Drive and just off Kearns Boulevard. They are two of the busiest roads in Park City, and Bonanza Drive is situated close to the Rail Trail, a trail designed for nonmotorized forms of transportation.

The sacrifices are conducted to honor Santerian gods, known as orishas. There are 236 of them, Rimer said. He said adherents sacrifice the animals somewhere else and then bring them to the location of transportation corridor in tribute to the orisha. The sacrificial ceremonies are conducted on numerous different occasions, he said.

Rimer said the Santeria followers typically also sacrifice and then cook other animals as part of a feast at the same time the sacrifices are made in honor of the orishas.

"They're not leaving any violent message for anybody," Rimer said, adding, "There's no threat to anybody in the community."

The practice is protected by the Constitution's religious freedom clause, he said.

The Santeria adherents sometimes travel miles to leave the sacrificed animals in a location that is meaningful as a transportation corridor, he said. The adherents do not always live in the communities where the sacrifices are left, Rimer said.

There were two discoveries in Park City within four days of each other in mid-December. In the first case, seven dead chickens and a dead goat were found just off Bonanza Drice close to the Munchkin Road intersection. Most of the animals had been decapitated. In the second case, a paper bag with three dead chickens inside was found at the Park City Cemetery on Kearns Boulevard, with one of the animals having been beheaded.

Park City Police Department investigators found pieces of cloth tied to one leg of one of the chicken bodies discovered at the cemetery. The cloth pieces were of different colors. Rimer said the pieces of cloth signified the Santeria followers were honoring more than one orisha with the sacrifice.

The practice of Santeria in the United States had largely been confined to the Southeast throughout its history, Rimer said. Followers who were dislocated after Hurricane Katrina struck the region in 2005 brought the faith with them, he said. Since then, Santeria adherents have been reported to be practicing the faith across the United States, he said. In the West, the reports have been filed in states either bordering Utah or close to the state. They have included Arizona, New Mexico, Montana and Idaho, according to Rimer.

"It's not about getting attention. They're not trying to frighten anybody," he said.

The discoveries in Park City, though, were a shock, with a longtime member of the Police Department saying the cases were the first of their kind in Park City since at least the mid-1980s. The carcasses were turned over to Summit County Animal Control for investigation.


'The Jetsons' Style Cuisine Coming

dailymail - First there were meals we had to make all by ourselves. Then ’ready made’ meals came along, making life that much easier. But what if you could just print your dinner using food ’ink’?

Scientists at Cornell University in New York are developing a commercially viable 3D food printer which uses raw ingredients inside syringes.

Part of their Fab@home project, an open-source collaboration, you just put the raw food ’inks’ into the machine, load the recipe (or ’FabApp’) - and press the button.

The design takes the form of a set of syringes that deposit food inks line by line, and layer by layer, according to an electronic blueprint.

The blueprint states exactly what materials go where and are drawn up using traditional engineering computer-aided design (CAD) software.

And the implications of the technology could be far-reaching.

People wishing to emulate the likes of Gordon Ramsay could just download his recipe files - and doctors could prepare special dishes to suit their patients’ dietary needs.

Project leader Dr Jeffrey Ian Lipton said: ’FabApps would allow you to tweak your food’s taste, texture and other properties.’

’Maybe you really love biscuits, but want them extra flaky. You would change the slider and the recipe and the instructions would adjust accordingly.’

The ’inks are currently limited to ’anything that can be extruded from a syringe’ - such as liquid cheese, chocolate and cake batter.

But the team is working on ways to turn other ingredients into syringe-friendly materials.

So far, they have had some success creating cookies, cake and ’designer domes’ made of turkey meat.

For master chefs, the breakthrough could mean a whole new world of customisable menus and food.

Homaro Cantu, chef at Chicago’s Moto, has ’printed sushi using an ink jet printer’.
’Imagine being able to essentially "grow", "cook" or prepare foods without the negative industrial impact - everything from fertilisers to saute pans and even packaging,’ he said.

’The production chain requirements for food would nearly be eliminated.’
Mr Cantu believes this will have the added benefit of improving food production methods.

’You can imagine a 3D printer making homemade apple pie without the need for farming the apples, fertilising, transporting, refrigerating, packaging, fabricating, cooking, serving and the need for all of the materials in these processes like cars, trucks, pans, coolers, etc,’ he said.

Long term, the team believes that people will take to the technology by creating their own 3D printable food recipe social networks with everyone improving on each other’s creations.

’3D printing will do for food what e-mail and instant messaging did for communication,’ said Mr Cantu.