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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Anomalous SETI Signal, New Mexico UFO and Battle: Los Angeles

Photo credit: SETI league

An Anomalous SETI Signal

Explanation: No one knows for sure what caused this signal. There is a slight possibility that it just might originate from an extraterrestrial intelligence. The bright colors on the blue background indicate that an anomalous signal was received here on Earth by a radio telescope involved in a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). A search for these signals is ongoing by several groups including volunteer members of the SETI League. Time labels the vertical axis of the above plot, and frequency marks the horizontal axis. Although this strong signal was never positively identified, astronomers have identified in it many attributes characteristic of a more mundane and ultimately terrestrial origin. In this case, a leading possibility is that the signal originates from an unusual modulation between a GPS satellite and an unidentified Earth-based source. Many unusual signals from space remain unidentified. No signal has yet been strong enough or run long enough to be unambiguously identified as originating from an extraterrestrial intelligence.


MUFON CMS - UFO sighting – Approximately 9:00 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2011 – Ruidoso, NM

Facing northeast under a clear cold early nighttime sky, I sighted a star like object (slightly larger than bright planet Venus on a summer night) shimmering brightly and moving slowly in a general westerly direction. After a few seconds, the object veered north and northeast and its light disappeared. At this time I thought I was witnessing the landing lights of an aircraft coming in for a landing. However, the lack of lights on the wings and tail was curious. Seconds later, the object reappeared farther west than where it disappeared. And again, a few seconds later, it veered north and northeast and its light was extinguished. It reappeared a second time, again further west, but shortly thereafter the tall pine trees obstructed my view. Throughout the episode I did not hear any sound emanating from the object.

A few seconds later after I lost sight of the object, I observed a high flying plane high in the eastern sky moving in a westerly direction. I felt that the aircraft was following, or tailing, the object that I saw.

Minutes later, a jet approached from the east (possibly from Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo?) and flew overhead, again in the same westerly direction.

I am a retired public school mathematics teacher...and I must admit that this is the first time I have ever witnessed such an unusual event.


Man tried to board plane with three suitcases full of wild life

A man who went on a wildlife shopping spree in Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market was detained by authorities at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport as he tried to smuggle his haul that included live snakes, tortoises, squirrels, spiders, lizards and even a parrot out of Thailand inside three suitcases.

The Indonesian man was stopped after the regular luggage scanning process at the airport showed images of an array of animals stuffed inside his three black bags. The Airports of Thailand officer who noticed the suspicious items alerted a National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department officer who checked the bags and detained the suspect.

The 34-year old had stuffed 88 Indian Star Tortoises, 33 Elongated Tortoises, seven Radiated Tortoises, six Mata Mata Turtles, four Southeast Asian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, three Aldabra Tortoises, one Pig-nosed Turtle and even one Ploughshare Tortoise, the worlds’ rarest tortoise. Alongside these, he packed 34 Ball Pythons, two Boa Constrictors, several Milk Snakes, Corn Snakes and King Snakes as well as a Hog-nosed Snake.

The suspect also had 19 Bearded Dragons, four Spiny-tailed Lizards, two Sunda Plated Lizards, six Argentine Horned Frogs. He also managed to fit in 18 Baboon Spiders, each in its own plastic container, 22 Common Squirrels and one African Grey Parrot into his luggage. The suspect, from Surabaya in Indonesia, admitted to authorities that he had purchased the animals from Chatuchak Market. He was scheduled to board an Air Asia flight home when his illegal loot was discovered. He is in police custody and is expected to face charges.



For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Written by: Chris Bertolini

Produced by: Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur

Executive Producers: Jeffrey Chernov, David Greenblatt

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo and Michael Peña


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