Monday, March 21, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Sweden Anomaly, West Kilbribe UFO and Sammy Hagar Abducted

Photos by Robbert van den Broeke of Netherlands

Real? West Kilbribe, UK

Details of amazing UFO sightings in West Kilbride have been released by the National Archives.

Newly published files indicate unexplained activity in the skies above the village on numerous occasions, dating from August 2003 to April 2005.

The strange phenomena confirms the village's status as one of the UK's biggest hotspots for UFO enthusiasts, after previously published Ministry of Defence papers named it as Britain's record holder for sightings in 2004.


Self-professed Loma Prieta predictor says it’s time for a temblor

sfexaminer - A retired geologist who said he was suspended from his job as a geologist for making a prediction about the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake is forecasting another big one in the northwest this week.

Jim Berkland, who claims that mainstream geologists refer to him as a “clown,” said that the moon’s close proximity, extremely high tides and magnetic field changes affecting marine wildlife are all tell-tale signs.

“I predict a 3.5 to a 6.5 magnitude,” Berkland said. “The seismic window is between March 19 and 26.”

He also listed off natural phenomena that have recently boggled scientists, such as the 175 tons of dead sardines that plagued Redondo Beach, which he says are all leadups to a major trembler.

“I’ve predicted hundreds, including all 23 in the Bay Area since 1974,” he said. “I’ve been within one day of all of them.”

Berkland is known for stating just prior to the 1989 World Series in October that a major one was near. The former U.S. Geological Survey geologist said he was warned about making predictions on work time, and was suspended for two months.

USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon said scientists have historically studied Berkland’s associations, but they have not been statistically significant.

“Nobody has truly seen correlation,” Gordon said. “We don’t believe that it’s possible to predict earthquakes in the short term. We do a long-term forecast.”

According to Gordon, there is a 62 percent chance at any given time that there will be a 6.0 or greater magnitude earthquake in the northwest within the next 30 years.

“People will say, ‘Oh yeah, my cat was acting really funny.’ But every time that cat acts really funny and there’s not an earthquake, then what does that mean?” she said.

Berkland says, however, that both the tremor that struck Japan and one that stuck Alaska were either during or sometime close to a full moon.

“Don’t believe me, that’s fine,” he said. “But I’m sure I’ll hear from you after the quake.”


Bizarre Object in Sweden...UFO or Possible Streetlight?

This was posted by so it could really be anything other than a UFO.

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N.Koreans told to use pets as quake warning

AP - North Korea advised its citizens on Sunday to use their pets as an early-warning system for earthquakes, amid heightened fears following Japan's quake-tsunami disaster.

Governments worldwide have focused on ensuring their alert systems go some way to protecting them against the horror wreaked by natural disasters such as the massive tremor and giant waves which killed thousands in Japan on March 11.

While Pyongyang has also told North Koreans about the technology it has in place to anticipate disasters, state media urged the public to take note when animals behave oddly.

The Sunday edition of Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper of the North's ruling party, and a report Saturday from the official Korean Central New Agency warned that people should beware if they see dogs barking incessantly, cattle refusing to eat or horses constantly trying to storm out of stables.

Evidence of the reliability of animal behaviour in predicting quakes remains mixed, although National Geographic reported after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that many species fled to safety before the catastrophe.

Elephants ran for higher ground, dogs refused to go outdoors and flamingos abandoned their low-lying breeding areas, reported.

"The belief that wild and domestic animals possess a sixth sense -- and know in advance when the earth is going to shake -- has been around for centuries," the magazine said.

It is thought that low-frequency electromagnetic signals may cause animals to behave unusually before an earthquake.

The state-run Korean Central TV station aired a series of programmes last week on how to respond to government quake alerts, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.

The programmes detailed how the alerts would be issued via sirens and bells in case of emergency and advised people to evacuate to open spaces such as nearby parks.

"Please respond calmly since a quake alert will be issued several hours in advance," Yonhap quoted one broadcast as saying.

The isolated regime was "taking aggressive action to cope with potential earthquakes that may happen" by beefing up nationwide monitoring and research on seismic activity, the KCNA said on Saturday.


Sammy Hagar Abducted by Aliens

nowpublic - Former Van Halen Front Man Sammy Hagar Says That He Was Abducted By Aliens

If you're one of those fans who think Sammy Hagar ruined Van Halen, don't blame him, blame the aliens that messed with his brain. In Sammy Hagar's new book, Red: My Uncensored Life, the veteran rocker says that he was abducted by aliens, and they either "uploaded" or "downloaded" information from his brain.

In an interview with MTV Hive, Hagar says he believes that he was "contacted by aliens in the foothills above Fontana."

It was real. [Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren’t even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, “Fuck, they downloaded something into me!” Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment. “See what this guy knows.”

Sammy Hagar also described a childhood incident which he believes may have been an encounter with a UFO.

In his book, Hagar also talks about his wild days with Van Halen and his years of drug use. Still, it's the Sammy Hagar alien abduction story that has gotten the most attention.

Hagar has written about aliens in his music. While in the band Montrose, Hagar recorded songs “Space Station #5” and “Spaceage Sacrifice” which dealt with extraterrestrial life.