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Friday, August 05, 2011

Just the Facts? - Northern Territory UFO, Reward For Bongo and Shaking Event In Ohio

UFO images captured over Australia's Northern Territory

Only a day after the last reported UFO sighting in the Northern Territory a Katherine man has not only seen a mysterious object in the sky - he also took photos of it.

David Schuman was having dinner with his boss Phil Richardson near Katherine's Strongbala Men's Healing Centre last Tuesday when an "unusual large star" caught their eyes.

"We were both seated around the dinner table, discussing various subject matters and running through the day's events when all of a sudden the boss changed the subject and said in a slightly raised tone 'Hey, that's an unusually large star - I have never seen one as big as that before and in fact that's too big for a star, what is that?," Mr Schuman said.

"Through the open window we saw a very large brightly lit object and it just stood there, hovering there for 20 minutes or more, and motionless above the tree line."

Mr Schuman said he walked outside for a closer look, before grabbing his camera.

"I usually carry my camera with me where ever I go - even in the shower, because you never know," he said.

"There was a real glowing about the object and it was very bright and every picture that I took was done with a degree of urgency about it when it started to move."

Mr Schuman said in a later "examination" of his photos he came across what seemed "to display two aura rings within the brightly lit up orb".

The UFO spotter said he also saw what looked like "a fuzzy triangular shape enclosing the object within, which seemed to be cloaking it's outer edge".

"One area at the end of the craft (had) what I perceive to be two hot spots are a fuzzy silvery grey.

"The other end of the craft on the other hand appears in colour to be of a fuzzy dullish orange," Mr Schuman said.

"Is this the real deal or is this something that the military have conjured up to put the wind up people," he said.

"But my boss thinks not - that it wasn't anything to do with the military as it was nothing he had ever seen before in his life."

Mr Schuman said the object suddenly started moving towards him while he was trying to take photos.

"Suddenly the bugger started to change shape then it swung out wide to my far right ducking in beyond the trees and at a height 30 metres at a rough guess and in an easterly direction.

"Then it began changing colour appearing to separate prior to it disappearing as it quietly moved away.

"We heard an almost silent woosh until it finally faded out of view.

"Who knows - maybe we are not quite so unique as we first thought after all.

"We are not alone I think."

Only a day earlier Katherine man Brian and UFOlogist Alan Ferguson had spotted "bizarre" things in the Northern Territory sky. - katherinetimes


Did Giant Reptiles Share the Earth with Giant Humans?

By Brad Steiger - The notion that early humans might have been contemporaneous with the giant reptiles has stoked the creative fires of many a fantasy and science fiction novelist. In Worlds Before Our Own (Anomalist Books, 2007), I pose a two-pronged question: Did a race of early humans exist during the Age of Reptiles, something like 70 million years ago; or did a certain number of the giant reptiles survive until a few thousand years ago?

Early in January, 1970, the London Express Service carried an item relating the discovery of a set of cave paintings which had been found in the Gorozamzi Hills, twenty-five miles from Salisbury in Rhodesia. According to the news story, the paintings included an accurate representation of a brontosaurus, the 67-foot, 30-ton behemoth that scientists insist became extinct millions of years before man achieved his earthly advent.

Experts agree that the paintings were done by bushmen who ruled Rhodesia from about 1500 B.C.E. until a few hundred years ago. The experts also agree that the bushmen only painted from life. This belief is borne out by the other Gorozamzi Hills cave paintings, which represent elephants, hippos, deer, and giraffe.

The November, 1968, issue of Science Digest carried the startling thoughts of Mexican archaeologist-journalist Jose Diaz-Bolio concerning his discovery of an ancient Mayan relief sculpture of a peculiar serpent-bird found in the ruins of Tajin, located in Totonacapan in the northeastern section of Veracruz, Mexico. Diaz- Bolio suggested that the serpent-bird was not merely the product of Mayan flights of fancy, but a realistic representation of an animal that lived during the period of the ancient Mayans — 1,000 to 5,000 years ago. Continue reading at agoracosmopolitan


"House shook like an earthquake, backyard lit up"

MUFON CMS - Ohio, July 7, 2011 - bright light that I could see through with an earthquake effect to the house.

I was lying on the couch at my sons house, I was house sitting, there was a storm then the storm passed and I fell asleep. I woke up to the house shaking like an earthquake, when I looked out the sliding glass doors I thought it was daytime except the light was exceptionally bright like looking at the sun but you could see through it.

I could see the entire back yard about 1/4 or so of an acre.

In a few seconds the light disappeared and it was night, everything was dark and I felt like I was in shock or couldn't move or think I just layed back down on the couch and went to sleep but I felt it was really strange almost dream like.

I haven't been able to stop thinking about it and wondered if anyone reported anything in Manchester on July the 7th or 6th. I do have another experience that is really old that I have never talked about, I will also fill out a form on that one because I am not sure which experience Cathy wanted me to report.

Also...check out Sunny's recent post at "Linear Formation" of Lights Passes Over Pickup Carrying 6 Passengers


Couple offering $500 for return of beloved monkey doll Bongo

Couple offering big bucks for return of beloved monkey doll Bongo

Two grief-stricken Manhattanites have frantically papered Park Slope with fliers offering hundreds of dollars for the safe return of their closest companion — a beloved monkey doll named Bongo.

Bonni Marcus and Jack Zinzi said their best friend went missing on Sunday night during a routine outing to their favorite Fifth Avenue restaurant, El Viejo Yayo.

The disappearance occurred around 7 pm, as Marcus and Zinzi were walking from their car near Flatbush Avenue to the eatery.

“I walked over to the restaurant, sat down, ordered the food, and reached into my pocket to put Bongo on the table — and saw that he was gone,” Zinzi said. “I tore the car apart. I was in a bad way. Bongo really means a lot to me, so I kind of broke down.

“It happened so fast, because I couldn’t have been in the restaurant 10 minutes before I realized he was gone,” Zinzi continued.

“Somebody must have come along and thought he was as cute as I know he is.”

It’s unclear if police have been notified, but any decent gumshoe would have no problem tracking down a missing person with this description: Peach skin, jet-black eyes, perpetual smile stitched on his face, eight inches tall.

The doll has been a constant part of Marcus and Zinzi’s lives for 10 years now. The two adults are devastated enough to offer $500 to anyone who has happened across the wayward Beanie Baby.

The reward appears on fliers posted all over the area, with “Help Me Get Home” hastily written in black Sharpie.

Marcus, 47, and Zinzi, 58, are not in a romantic relationship with each other, but they regard Bongo as the son they never had.

Zinzi, a Park Slope native, bought Bongo at a discount store upstate a decade ago. He doesn’t recall the name, but he can’t forget the moment.

“There was a whole bunch of stuffed animals, and Bongo caught my eye,” he said. “I thought it would be a great gift for Bonni — and we both became a little attached to it.”

Marcus felt the same way.

“Bongo’s simply a member of our family,” said Marcus, who uses the term “mother” when talking about her relationship to the doll. “We take him everywhere, we talk to him.”

Everywhere? Bongo accompanied Marcus to a Hindu hermitage in the Bahamas. And he was there whenever Zinzi, a manager at a Manhattan apartment building, played handball in Coney Island.

The chances of finding this absent primate are slim, but the dynamic doll-doting duo is optimistic. Since Monday, when the fliers went up, two people have called — one Samaritan saying that she placed Bongo on a traffic meter after discovering him lying on Flatbush Avenue, the other mentioning a separate Bongo sighting at the corner of Union Street and Eighth Avenue. In both cases, when Marcus and Zinzi returned to the site, Bongo was gone.

Nonetheless, they remain vigilant.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to get him back,” Zinzi said.

Residents of Park Slope don’t know what to make of the mysterious fliers.

“It must be some kind of joke,” said Maureen Hormaza. But when told that it was not, in fact, a joke, Hormaza’s heart melted.

“It’s very sad and touching,” she said. “Wow.”

Then again, this is New York, where sympathy is doled out with an eyedropper.

“What’s the big deal,” asked Tyrone Williams, who works in the supermarket nearby. “Get another teddy bear!” - brooklynpaper


The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of Summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the Sun.

In the latitude of the Mediterranean region this period coincided with hot days that were plagued with disease and discomfort.

The time of conjunction varies with difference in latitude, and because of the precession of the equinoxes it changes gradually over long periods in all latitudes.

It has been a very hot Summer here in the United States...especially in north Texas where my friend Sunny said it reached 110+F on Thursday and it has not rained for months. It's so bad that some of old growth trees are dying from lack of water. Please be aware of your friends and neighbors who lack sufficient cooling. Keep your pets indoors. Relief is hopefully on the way!