Friday, March 14, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Possible USO Near Martha's Vineyards -- Dead Guru's Frozen 'Meditation' -- Fatal Malware Message

Possible USO Near Martha's Vineyards

8/20/1997 - unedited: While camping alone on the cliffs of Gay Head, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts I made this observation. It was Bill Clinton's birthday, as mine was the day before, so I guess we were both celebrating on the accommodations were a bit more primitive than his I'd guess. To save money I drove my motorcycle to a secluded spot on Gay Head Cliff, looking out to No Man's Island, an uninhabited island that had been used by the military for bombing practice, about a mile off shore. It was very dark, but a nice starry night. I had passed Clinton's motorcade earlier that day and was just enjoying the solitude and peace of that beautiful island. The beach front lay before me at the bottom of the cliff; a clothing optional beach, very famous, was nearby and got extensive use on sunny summer days. The President had done a book signing that day in Vineyard Haven and may have been coming back from the beach when I saw his motorcade. It was late, about 1am, when I finally settled down, as I wanted to be as inconspicuous as possible; camping was illegal there. I had only a sleeping bag, which was enough for that nice weather. As I was looking out over the cliff to the SW I saw a fishing boat way off, a dragger, with all its very bright lights on, not moving so it seemed. Suddenly, to the right of the boat appeared a large, spinning, pinwheel kind of light, with reds, oranges, and yellows going round and round, going clockwise. It was just at the ocean surface and not far from the boat..I thought, those guys on the boat have to be looking at this light. It was kind of freaky watching, trying to figure out what it could be. It was not related to the boat at all. I watched it stay steady for about ten minutes when all of a sudden it just went out, like someone pulled a light switch...just gone. The boat was still in the same spot. I wondered whether it was still there with its light out or moving in the darkness with out lights. I kept watching but never saw the light again..I didn't sleep much that night, wondering if it might find me there alone, miles from the nearest habitation. Just a weird and lucky observation for me. I wonder what the boat crew thought. I'd say the pinwheel was almost the size of the ship and that they were very near each other, relative to my position. Was it observing the boat? I don't know. - MUFON CMS


Canadians spotted nearly 1,200 UFOs last year

It appears that fewer aliens took vacations last year, as Canadians reported nearly 1,200 UFO sightings in 2013-- well below the record-breaking total of the previous year, according to a new report.

In its annual report, released Tuesday, a Winnipeg group called Ufology Research said there were about three reported sightings of unidentified flying objects each day across the country last year, for a total of 1,180.

More than 40 per cent of the sightings were in Ontario, with the typical sighting lasting about 13 minutes, the report said. British Columbia was second with 25 per cent of the total recorded sightings.

In more than half of the recorded UFO sightings, witnesses reported “simple lights in the sky,” while others reported spheres and boomerangs.

“Results of this study show that many people continue to report unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not have obvious explanations,” the report said. “Many witnesses are pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgment.”

The group has been releasing annual reports on recorded UFO sightings in Canada for 25 years.

While the 2013 total is the second-highest ever recorded, it was well-short of the nearly 2,000 sightings on the books from 2012. That year, the 1,981 UFO reported sightings shattered the previous record of 1,004, which was set in 2008.

While it’s fun to speculate what made aliens seemingly stay home last year (rising fuel prices hitting the spaceship sector hard? the Polar Vortex making intergalactic space travel difficult?), the group suspects the big 2012 was “an anomaly and likely due to many people excited about the so-called ‘end of the world’ in 2012, according to the Mayan Calendar.”

The report notes, however, that despite last year’s drop-off, the number of reported sightings remains high.

Several theories for this can be suggested, the report notes, including:

That more UFOs are present and physically observable by witnesses;
More secret or classified military exercises and overflights are occurring over populated areas;
More people are unaware of the nature of conventional or natural objects in the sky;
More people are taking the time to observe their surroundings;
More people are able to report their sightings with easier access to the Internet and portable technology;
The downturn in the economy is leading to an increased desire by some people to look skyward for assistance. - CTVNews

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Dead Indian guru frozen by devotees

Devotees of a dead guru in India have said they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them. Ashutosh Maharaj was declared dead by authorities in Punjab on 29 January after a suspected heart attack. But, confident that he was merely in a state of deep meditation, his followers froze his corpse. He led the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission) which claims more than 30 million followers.

"He is not dead. Medical science does not understand things like yogic science. We will wait and watch. We are confident that he will come back," his spokesman Swami Vishalanand said. He said that although doctors had declared Maharaj "clinically dead", he was actually alive and in a state of samadhi, which is the highest plane of meditation. The guru is thought to have been in his seventies.

Swami Vishalanand said the guru had "often indicated that he would not be with for us a long time, and we would have to manage the organisation in his absence". He said after the doctors declared him dead, his devotees watched over the body for a week at the centre in Punjab's Jalandhar city. "The body did not decompose before we put it in the freezer. It was a spiritual experience. We thought of embalming it, but somebody told us that his chances of revival were less if we did it," Swami Vishalanand said. "He has assured us that he will come back," another devotee, Lakhwinder Singh, said.

The decision to place the body in the freezer was challenged in court by a man, claiming to be a former driver of the guru, who alleged that his devotees were not releasing the body because they wanted a share of the guru's properties. "The court rejected his pleas after the Punjab government said that the man is clinically dead and that it is up to his followers to decide what they want to do with the body," Punjab legal official Reeta Kohli said. Senior police official Gurinder Singh Dhillon said police "cannot interfere" now that the court had made its ruling.


Mysterious booms: Why experts say beavers are partly to blame

DOERUN, GA - At Aden's Minit Mart there's been a lot of talk about a big boom in the little town of Doerun.

Marcy Knajdek and others were baffled over where the noise was coming from.

"We heard a boom and I thought it was a trailer tire blowing out," recalled Knajdek. "My aunt, who lives with us, she heard and said it shook the house."

WALB received numerous phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages reporting the sound of loud booms in parts of Colquitt County.

Colquitt County EMA Director Russell Moody did some checking, and found the source of the boom.

They are called binary explosive targets.

"It's a mixture you mix together and shoot it with a rifle. It's designed to blow up beaver dams," said Moody.

So the blame falls on beavers, at least partly.

Due to the recent wet winter, the wood chewing rodents have built up dams in parts of Colquitt County.

One of the best ways to break them up, is to blow them up.

Is it legal? The answer is yes.

Some of the explosive rifle targets were found as close as Moultrie Shooter Supply. It's a hot item, and legal in the state of Georgia.

Mystery solved. - WALB

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Man kills himself and son over malware message

Senseless tragedy struck in the Romanian commune of Movila Miresii when Marcel Datcu took a distressing but wholly impersonal malware threat at face value, killing himself and his four-year-old son, Nicusor, in a misguided attempt to avoid prison and spare his boy shame.

Datcu had apparently visited a number of adult websites and thereby exposed his computer to infection by ransomware, a set of tools used by cybercriminals to lock down a device and extort the user for a cash payout, often while posing as law enforcement. Such insidious tactics have been popular of late, and are nowhere more prevalent than in Eastern Europe and Russia.

As with a scam designed to convince people that “PRISM” had found child porn on their hard drives, Datcu was informed that he’d have to cough up 70,000 Romanian lei (more than $21,000) or go to jail for 11 years. “I don't think it's normal what I've done,” he wrote in a suicide note to his wife. “I apologize to all of you… I don't want Nicusor to suffer because of me… I can't stand going to prison. I can't.” He and Nicusor were found hanging in the family’s living room.

The amount of the so-called fine mentioned in Datcu’s letter is itself unusual. As the International Business Times noted, a sum of a few hundred dollars is more commonly demanded, since it betters the odds that the money will come through. Perhaps if Datcu could have afforded the larger amount, or had been asked for a smaller one, two lives might have been spared.

Just another heartbreaking hypothetical in a case that’s full of nothing but. - Daily Dot



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