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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just the Facts?: Did UFO Cause Pakistan 737 Air Crash? -- Old Woman Springs Road -- SOHO UFO Real?

Did a UFO cause the Pakistan 737 air crash? Reports suggest pilot may have been 'buzzed' by a triangular-shaped object before the accident

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the cause of the Bhoja Air Boeing 737 crash in Pakistan last Friday may have been a UFO sighting by the pilot.

A Russian news report on the crash posted on YouTube incorporates footage of three mysterious lights moving in formation, leading to speculation in the UFO community that blame for the tragic accident may lie with an extra-terrestrial craft.

There are rumours that the pilot may have been buzzed by the object and complained to the control tower at Islamabad airport as he made his approach.

Mysterious: A Russian TV news report on the crash shows lights flying in formation
The official line, however, is that the passenger jet’s fuel tanks exploded mid-air during a heavy thunderstorm, killing all 127 people on board.

In a mayday call made moments before the disaster, the pilot of the stricken jet reported a fuel tank had caught fire and that the plane was out of control.

He asked controllers at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto international airport for help as he prepared for an emergency landing, saying he could see the roofs of homes but not the runway.

Wreckage from the 32-year-old jet, which first saw service with British Airways, was scattered across a wide area in fields about three miles from the airport.

A report by Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority said the aircraft had been properly positioned as it began its approach but suddenly descended to 200 feet while still travelling at 300 miles an hour. It then descended a further 50 feet more before its tanks exploded.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has ordered a judicial investigation into the accident.

Given the violent storm lashing Islamabad during the accident, some experts have speculated that 'wind shear,' sudden changes in wind that can lift or smash an aircraft into the ground during landing, may have been a factor.

Speaking at the scene of the crash, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that Farooq Bhoja, head of Bhoja Air, had been put on the 'exit control list,' meaning he can't leave Pakistan. Such a ban is often put on someone suspected or implicated in a criminal case.

Malik said, 'It is being said that the aircraft was pretty old, so it has been ordered to investigate thoroughly the air worthiness of the Bhoja Air aircraft.'

'The causes will be investigated, whether it was any fault in the aircraft, it was lightning, the bad weather or any other factor that caused the loss of precious lives,' he said.

The plane's flight data recording systems, key to any investigation, have been recovered. - dailymail


'Old Woman Springs Road'

The following was forwarded by a reader:


In the 1970s, my sister and brother-in-law lived in Yucca Valley, CA in a small house along Old Woman Springs Road. In that house one night, my sister awoke to see an old woman walking into the wall where once was a closet.

Another day, the couple was entertaining company when my brother-in-law and his friend saw two silver flying discs approach at a high speed. He yelled for my sister to come out and see them, but before she got outside, the discs had turned and gone in the direction they'd come from. I believe nearby was a military base.

But, the most interesting thing that happened to them when they lived there was that one night my brother-in-law was driving his water company truck along Old Woman Springs Road when up ahead he saw a mist that he finally drove through. As he did this, he turned to see a woman's face, misty, at his side window looking in at him. He said he screamed and stepped on the gas, attempting to escape the vision. Instead, the woman's face kept looking in at him even as he sped ahead. Out of fear, he braked very quickly and jumped out of the truck, only to see nothing there.

He went home and told my sister to never tell anyone that story after he told her. Weeks later, they had visitors who stayed until after dark. Their friends left and a half hour later, they got a phone call from them, telling them the same story about a woman's face staying alongside the side window as they drove.

Yucca Valley supposedly had a landing strip for UFOs, built by a UFO afficianado, another interesting note to these stories.

N. H.
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Bantam Lake 'UFO' mystery may never be solved

If little green men did plunge a UFO into Bantam Lake under the cover of darkness two weeks ago, they might be interested to know that there’s little pressure to speed up whatever they’re planning—or if some glowing green whale-sized object did fall into the lake as reported, and it is a meteorite as suspected, it will likely remain undisturbed for a very long time.

And the mystery surrounding an incident that got international attention may remain just that—a mystery.

No Investigation?

Despite Connecticut officials and legislators being lobbied by at least one former member of a lake protection group to investigate, and despite a private group’s vow to crack the case, little follow-up appears to be taking place.

“To the best of my knowledge, there are not any ongoing efforts to retrieve whatever it was, and my hope is that this summer scuba divers will take an active interest in trying to solve this mystery,” said State Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-Goshen), who is seeking the GOP nomination to run in the Fifth Congressional District. “We have added this to the list of life’s unanswered questions.”

The buzz for the last couple of weeks has been about a glowing green object that fell into Bantam Lake around 2 a.m. April 10. In contrast to the magnitude of the buzz—“Is there a UFO in Connecticut?” the Daily Mail in England asked—what is known about the incident is spare.

An unidentified motorist who was near Bantam Lake called State Police at the Troop L barracks in Litchfield to report seeing the green, whale-sized object fall into the lake.

Such a report doesn’t necessarily suggest credibility—given that the motorist didn’t stick around and apparently didn’t call back—but an on-duty State Police trooper some 10 miles away in Warren also called the barracks to report seeing a large object fall from the sky over Bantam or Morris.

Morris firefighters were dispatched, along with firefighters from Bantam, and made several passes up and down the lake in a boat but didn’t find anything. Morris Fire Chief Joel Skilton said he was inclined to believe that it was a meteorite, given that the National Weather Service had documented a meteor shower in the area that night.

In the wake of reports about the incident, the Ban­­­tam Lake Protective Assoc­iation’s former president, Robert LaBonne, sent an e-mail to Mr. Roraback and State Rep. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield), telling the legislators he had received e-mails from as far away as Florida, “With modern technology and the 911 service, I would think the State Police has the ability to trace that 911 call back to the owner of the cell phone,” said Mr. LaBonne in the e-mail a couple of weeks ago, referencing the fact that the citizen who claimed to see the object fall into the lake did not remain at the scene. “Once we have that person, hopefully he or she can direct us to the approximate location of the where this thing might be in the lake.”

After one story about the sighting was posted two weeks ago on the New Haven Register website, The Smoking Gun Research Agen­­cy (SGRA) in Orange, in­­dicated in a comment that it would be investigating. According to its website, www.sgra.org, the group studies the paranormal, meta­­physical and the unexplained.

Smoking Gun director Jon Nowinski subsequently said that the group spent a couple of days talking with people by e-mail to gather more information.

Mr. Nowinski said Monday in an e-mail that he did re­­quest a copy or transcript of the State Police communications from the trooper, and that he hoped to provide more of an update on the situation soon. Whether a meteorite or something else fell into the lake, last week’s reports that the incident sparked concern over dead fish being found at Bantam Lake turned out to be red herrings.

A state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) spokesperson said reports of some dead fish being found came in as early as March 21, which is weeks before the UFO (or meteorite) sighting.

“What we’re seeing is what appears to be typical phenom­ena in a water body such as a lake, exacerbated some by the weather we have been having; the warm weather depletes the oxygen in the water,” Dennis Schain of the DEEP said in a phone interview April 17. “It’s predominantly sunfish. If it was anything unusual—the effect of anything falling in the lake—it would have more quickly affected a whole variety of species.

So that’s where it stands. Area businesses that lightheartedly sought to capitalize on early reports of a UFO sighting—with “stellar rates” for extraterrestrials and greetings such as “aliens welcome”—have returned to business as usual.

Meanwhile, as doubt surfaces about whether anyone will solve the mystery of this “smoking gun,” some observers around the lake continue to wonder how an incident involving something the size of a whale falling into the lake from a high altitude went unnoticed, even at 2 a.m. Don’t we all wake up for a “bump in the night,” they ask. - registercitizen

NOTE: Typical bureaucracy...either the politicians really don't care or they were told to back off. Lon

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The Real Deal?

Apparently the NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has photographed something that even they have to admit is a mystery.

NASA has released a picture of what looks eerily like a giant mothership flying near the sun. Not only is the object in question orbiting the sun, it is also withstanding temperatures that should easily toast most anything a golden brown as it disintegrates.

Now, if an ET intelligence can build a ship to withstand such temps, imagine how advanced they could be?

The most frightening part is mainstreamers are actually giving in to the possibility that this object is something engineered and intelligently controlled. - Read more at Video: This Now Viral UFO Could Be The Real Thing Folks!


Outrage as Egypt plans 'farewell intercourse law' so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death.

The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.

It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.

Egypt's National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that 'marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development'.

Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni addressing her concerns.

Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported in the al-Ahram newspaper that Talawi complained about the legislations which are being introduced under 'alleged religious interpretations'.

The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.

He also said that women have the right to have sex with her dead husband, alarabiya.net reported.

It seems the topic, which has sparked outrage, has now been picked up on by Egypt's politicians.

TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty slammed the notion of letting a husband have sex with his wife after her death under the so-called 'Farewell Intercourse' draft law.

He said: 'This is very serious. Could the panel that will draft the Egyptian constitution possibly discuss such issues? Did Abdul Samea see by his own eyes the text of the message sent by Talawi to Katatni?

'This is unbelievable. It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right! Has the Islamic trend reached that far? Is there really a draft law in this regard? Are there people thinking in this manner?' - dailymail