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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Astronaut Recalls UFO Encounter -- Snake Eats Crocodile After Battle -- A Spirit Image?

Astronaut Recalls UFO Encounter

Leroy Chiao is not known to be a publicity seeker or a connoisseur of mind altering substances. He’s known to be a pioneering astronaut and recently decided to talk about an encounter in space that he can’t explain. UFOs are usually the stuff of movies or conspiracy theorists but in 2005, Chiao noticed something that has him wondering about “life out there.”

In 2005, Chiao was flying high as commander of the International Space Station. Living there from October 2004 until April 2005, Chiao got to see some things that he didn’t expect. While he and Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov were taking a stroll outside of the ISS something caught Chiao’s attention. The two were putting together some navigational antennas 230 miles above the ground and flying at 17,000 miles an hour when something went by them, traveling even faster.

Chiao says that he saw some lights that he thought were in a line. When the lights flew by him, Chiao thought it was “…awfully strange.” Sharipov didn’t see the lights. He was looking the other way. Chiao’s experience is one of several stories that will be told on an upcoming program on the Science Channel.

One theory for Chiao’s sighting of a UFO is more down to earth than a fly by with a space ship. The lights, according to the theory, were bright lights from a fishing boat several hundred miles below the free-floating astronaut. It’s easy for many people to believe that Chiao witnessed a spacecraft. As an astronaut, Chiao doesn’t believe that there is any evidence that an intelligently controlled craft from another planet has ever visited Earth. Read more at GuardianLV

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Snake Eats Crocodile

A snake has won a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.

The incident at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa, was captured on camera by local residents on Sunday.

The 10-ft snake, thought to be a python, coiled itself around the crocodile and the two struggled in the water. The snake later brought the dead crocodile onto land and ate it.

Alyce Rosenthal, told local media that the two creatures fought for about five hours. By the end, they appeared exhausted, she said.
"It's not something that you see every day," she said. More at BBC


A Spirit Image?

A flood victim is feeling reassured after coming face-to-face with the ‘Rolly Ghost’.

Portlander Stuart Fretwell was mopping up the water from a leaking roof when he tore open a fresh roll of paper towels to be confronted by a Jesus-like face.

Mr Fretwell, 61, said: “We did think it looked rather Jesus like, it sort have had a religious look when viewed from the side. With all that was going on with our leaking roof and the problems with the insurance we were sort of re-assured by the presence of this image.

“Our house was battered by the storms, we thought at last, we have a good omen.

“The mopping up of the leaks came to an abrupt halt when this face appeared, it was so weird and we just had to stop and admire it.”. - Dorset Echo


The 'Tool Man'

Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor of Home Improvement fame was supposed to be the all-American dad — one of the good guys. He was your average Joe who spent more time in the garage than anywhere else, had a loving wife and a house full of kids that he had to teach the ways of the world. What Tim Allen’s character never taught his kids on the show, however, was how to get caught in an airport, smuggling over 1.4 pounds of cocaine in his luggage. This was in 1978, and he plea-bargained a potential life-sentence down to a few years by giving away the names of his suppliers, and got out on parole 28 months later.

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