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Monday, June 18, 2012

Just the Facts?: Beijing 'Mushroom Cloud' -- Alien Corpse Found? -- Viral Bigfoot Campaign or True Story?

Massive mushroom cloud rises over Beijing skyline

A giant mushroom-like cloud resembling an atomic bomb explosion and sparking fears of Armageddon appeared in Beijing last week.

The most likely explanation was a weather phenomenon known as a giant cumulonimbus, a tall and dense vertical cloud that is associated with thunder storms, according to The Daily Mail.

The Xinhua news agency published breathtaking photos of the cloud. Several videos taken from high-rise buildings were also posted online.


Alien Corpse Found In Ozark Mountains?

Alien Corpse Found In Ozark Mountains

Timber logging employees working in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri come across an alien looking body laying in some brush near their worksite. This photo was sent to us by a confidential source. This photo was supposedly taken on June 10th, 2012. What do you think?

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Is this authentic? Bigfoot attack video....

Walter Higgins--Possible Bigfoot Evidence

A retired park ranger named Walter Higgins recently posted a video describing a video camera he found in the woods in Siskiyou County, CA. Higgins downloaded the video to his laptop and saw an 'attack' of some kind on a young couple. Is this fact or someone attempting to go viral?


American Mountain Lions May be Staging Comeback....uh, really?

American mountain lions, commonly called cougars, have been in decline for a century. Once found throughout North America, populations were isolated in the American West due to widespread hunting and loss of prey.

But new evidence shows the animals may be spreading again, returning to their old stalking grounds in the Midwest.

A group of researchers has confirmed 178 cougar sightings in the Midwest over the past few decades, with the number of confirmations steadily increasing between 1990 and 2008, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management. Most of these sightings have taken place within a short distance of habitat considered suitable for the animal, researchers said.

"The western population has spread, with cougar populations re-establishing across the Midwest," University of Minnesota researcher Michelle LaRue said in a statement.

Three main cougar populations exist in the Midwest, centered around South Dakota's Black Hills, but a few of the animals have ventured far outside this range. One adult male thought to be from the Black Hills made it all the way to Connecticut — a journey of 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) — before being hit by a car June 11, 2011, LaRue said. It was the first confirmed cougar sighting in that statesince the 1880s, according to the Hartford Courant.

Of all cougar carcasses recovered, 76 percent were found to be male. This finding suggests males are leading a steppingstone-type dispersal of the cougar population. As the Connecticut example shows, males are capable of traveling long distances.

"While the distance the Connecticut cougar traveled was rare, we found that cougars are roaming long distances and are moving back into portions of their historical range across the Midwest," LaRue said. The study confirmed the presence of cougars from Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska to the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.

The researchers examined cougar carcasses, tracks, camera trap photos, video and DNA evidence to draw their conclusions. They also analyzed cougar sightings by wildlife experts reported since the 1990s and cases of attacks on livestock across 14 states and provinces.

The finding raises new conservation questions, such as how humans can live alongside the returning predators. "We believe public awareness campaigns and conservation strategies are required across these states," LaRue said. - yahoo


Indicted DoE official suddenly dies...what happened?

Michael Strayer was a Department of Energy (DoE) official who was indicted last month for defrauding the government of over a million dollars. He just died suddenly last week, but nobody seems to know what happened to him, or at least they are not sharing with the press.

On 17 May 2012, a press release told of his indictment, which was the result of a two-year investigation into Strayer and his girlfriend-turned-wife, Karen Earle. It started when Strayer, a member of the Senior Executive Service at the DoE used money he personally controlled to start a magazine (SciDAC Review) in 2004 to promote the work of his division. Continue reading at Who is Michael Strayer and how did he die?

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