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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Perplexing Encounter, ANONYMOUS Warns WBC and Sheep Mutilations

A Perplexing Encounter

MUFON CMS - Nebraska - unedited: The morning of February 7, 2011, I was driving to work. It was a particularly dark morning, cloudy, and the moon and stars weren't visible. As I was driving along the two lane highway, off to the west I could see something glowing over a hill, much like a combine looks when it's harvesting at night in the fall, or even like the sun might look as it's coming up over the horizon in the east. Just a glow. I drove for a mile or two, keeping an eye on the glow, wondering just what it was coming from. I cleared a hill on the highway and could see around the hill, and as soon as I looked to see what was causing the glow, something shot from the ground to the sky, almost like a falling star would look, except going up instead of down. It was so fast I didn't have time to make out a shape or any details, except that it seemed to have a greenish glow to the trail it left, which dissipated within seconds. The whole thing, from time I saw the glow, til it disappeared into the sky, was maybe a minute, tops. The flash of it disappearing into the sky was very quick. I was searched the sky to try and see what it was, but couldn't see anything. The glow had disappeared from over the horizon. I was quite shaken by what I saw. I've driven country roads by myself at night and in the dark ever since I was a teenager and nothing's ever made my skin crawl like seeing this did. I didn't file any reports (what would I say?) and the only people I told were my brother and a friend who is also interested in UFOs and unexplained events. I still drive by that place in the field every morning when I go to work, but haven't seen anything since that day. I do get an eerie feeling though, just remembering what I saw.


ANONYMOUS drops the hammer on WBC

Open Letter to Westboro Baptist Church


February 16, 2011


We, the collective super-consciousness known as ANONYMOUS - the Voice of Free Speech & the Advocate of the People - have long heard you issue your venomous statements of hatred, and we have witnessed your flagrant and absurd displays of inimitable bigotry and intolerant fanaticism. We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of religion.

Being such aggressive proponents for the Freedom of Speech & Freedom of Information as we are, we have hitherto allowed you to continue preaching your benighted gospel of hatred and your theatrical exhibitions of, not only your fascist views, but your utter lack of Christ-like attributes. You have condemned the men and women who serve, fight, and perish in the armed forces of your nation; you have prayed for and celebrated the deaths of young children, who are without fault; you have stood outside the United States National Holocaust Museum, condemning the men, women, and children who, despite their innocence, were annihilated by a tyrannical embodiment of fascism and unsubstantiated repugnance. Rather than allowing the deceased some degree of peace and respect, you instead choose to torment, harass, and assault those who grieve.

Your demonstrations and your unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos, which apparently apply to every individual numbered amongst the race of Man - except for yourselves - has frequently crossed the line which separates Freedom of Speech from deliberately utilizing the same tactics and methods of intimidation and mental & emotional abuse that have been previously exploited and employed by tyrants and dictators, fascists and terrorist organizations throughout history.

ANONYMOUS cannot abide this behavior any longer. The time for us to be idle spectators in your inhumane treatment of fellow Man has reached its apex, and we shall now be moved to action. Thus, we give you a warning: Cease & desist your protest campaign in the year 2011, return to your homes in Kansas, & close your public Web sites.

Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS: We will target your public Websites, and the propaganda & detestable doctrine that you promote will be eradicated; the damage incurred will be irreversible, and neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover. It is in your best interest to comply now, while the option to do so is still being offered, because we will not relent until you cease the conduction & promotion of all your bigoted operations & doctrines.

The warning has been given. What happens from here shall be determined by you.



Workers find nearly $1M stashed inside wall

elpasotimes - It is the kind of wall insulation everyone in El Paso would love to have -- cold or hot.

Workmen fixing broken pipes that burst because of the freezing weather two weeks ago found a bundle of money inside a wall.

Police would not say how much, but an official knowledgeable about the case said the amount is just shy of $1 million.

El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry on Wednesday confirmed reports of the discovery inside a condo in the 6200 block of Escondido. Petry said he didn't know how much money was found, but described it as a "large sum."

District Attorney Jaime Esparza also confirmed that the money was found and said the case is still under investigation.

Asked for comment, officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration directed all questions to the El Paso Police Department.

Officials would not say in what denominations were found, what condition the money was in and where it is now.

They also would not speculate on the source of the money and whether is was stashed legally or whether it may be connected to the drug trade.

Speaking in general terms, Petry said that in the past, discoveries of large sums of money have been tied to drug activity.

"That has been the case in a vast majority of the cases that I've seen in the past," Petry said.

Petry said that in those past cases, officers investigated the origins of the money as part of operations with other law enforcement agencies. He said normal procedure in the other cases was to first learn whom the money belonged to, and then continue the investigation from there.

Discoveries of large sums of money are not uncommon in El Paso.

In January, Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than $400,000 in cash during a check of cars headed into Mexico.

Last year, officials seized $530,000 at the Stanton Street bridge and found $212,000 in a Lower Valley home.

In 2006, Mexican officials confiscated $1 million in cash at the Zaragoza Bridge.

U.S. officials have said that most of the large cash seizures are connected to drug trafficking.

The condo is along a strip of properties managed by DANA Properties.

A manager who answered the phone at DANA Properties Wednesday said he had "no comment on anything that has to do with that investigation."

Members of the Sierra Del Sol Homeowners Association also declined to discuss the discovery, citing security concerns.


Brazil: Sheep Mutilations in Ceará

From Scott Corrales at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology:

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 02.18.11

Brazil: Sheep Mutilations in Ceará
By Paulo R. Poian

Sheep farmers from the communities of Espinhos and Pizunha, nearly five kilometers distant from the capital of the Cruz Municipality in the heartland of Ceará are facing a desperate situation: animals are being attacked at night and having their eyes ripped out. This information was submitted by agronomist Antonio dos Santos Oliveira Lima, who lives in the city. "Some sheep were found dead, but others were found alive the next day, mutilated. However, unable to survive, their owners were forced to put them down," says Oliveira Lima. Animals belonging mainly to Lucio and Joao Alferes and other regional livestock farmers were affected. "Some ascribe the attacks to ETs, others believe that predatory birds known as guaxinins are involved, and others blame wolf-men. There are even those who place the blame on people who remove the organs for black magic rituals."

According to the agronomist, over 40 animals have had their eyes removed. In a single night, 15 were mutilated in a pen without neighbors hearing any noise. "Upon examining the victims, one had the impression that the organs were removed with a very sharp blade, as there is no deformation of the affected area. For this reason, some believe that this cannot be the action of natural predators," adds Oliveira Lima. All incisions were made in an identical manner, with eyes being extracted in all cases.

The information we have received up to now was collected by the Centro Sobralense de Pesquisa Ufológica (CSPU - Sobralense UFO Research Center), by the Grupo Ufológico de Guarajuá (GUG) and conveyed by reports received at the Portal da Ufología Brasileira (www.ufo.com.br). The situation has reached such extremes that the Diario do Noreste newspaper published an article on 20 October [2010] on the mutilations, taking the sheep farmers' concerns seriously. "At daybreak, I found over a dozen sheep -- out of 16 I was raising -- attacked at once. Some of them were dead in a lagoon that's on my property. The only animal seen in the area was a puppy," said David Geraldo de Vasconcelos. "Other animals were also attacked in the same region."

(Special thanks to Paulo Poian and Guillermo Gimenez. Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU)


USC transplants kidney into wrong person

USC University Hospital shut down its kidney transplant program last month after a kidney was accidentally transplanted into the wrong patient, according to a spokesman for the program that coordinates organ transplants in Los Angeles.

The patient escaped harm apparently because the mistake involved a kidney that happened to be a close enough match, said Bryan Stewart, a spokesman for One Legacy, which was notified of the error by the hospital.

In a statement, the hospital confirmed that it had temporarily and voluntarily halted transplants Jan. 29 after a “process error” was discovered. The hospital did not detail the nature of the error and declined to answer questions. But it said that no patients were harmed.

A spokesman for the state Department of Public Health said the licensing agency was investigating. The hospital said transplants may resume as early as today, pending the conclusion of its own investigation. Continue reading at USC transplants kidney into wrong person