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Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: UFO Gets Military Escort -- NASA's Future Alien Life Search Guide -- The Man Who Dissolved His Marriage...and Wife

Witness states UFO escorted by two military jets

McNeal, AZ - unedited: On 9/9/2014 At 9:08pm My mom and i were in our barn feeding the horses for the night. i was out back closing gates when i heard a rumbling. like what you hear when a jet is flying over. Iv heard that a hundred times. there was a full moon rising in the east about 3 or 4 fingers above the horizon and a very clear night. i looked up to the west to where i heard the plane and saw red lights moving SE. but it was strange. it had 5 lights in a boomerang pattern. one on the nose and two more on each side. if it was a plane it was the biggest plane iv ever seen. it was really high up too. but iv seen airliners around that same height and it was 5 times bigger than those. There were two jet fighters tailing slightly behind the tips of its wings. i knew they were separate aircraft because they moved independently from the red lights which stayed together and they were not red but more like white/ yellow in color. as the object and jets passed over i could see the jets had blinking aircraft lights. like you see on all aircraft. i kept watching for a few more minutes until the lights faded(by the glare of the moon) to the SE. i went back to the barn and told my mother what i had seen. A few minutes after that at 920PM i saw 2 jet fighters returning from the same direction going NW. They were no longer escorting anything and had their afterburners on. they were going much faster than when i had previously seen them. - MUFON CMS



NASA research gives guideline for future alien life search

Researchers at NASA's Virtual Planetary Laboratory have been successful in accurately simulating the atmospheric chemistry of extrasolar planets in an effort to better understand the chemical compositions that would indicate the presence of life.

Now thanks to these findings they have been able to reveal the best way to determine whether or not the presence of a gas such as methane means that a planet could have life on it.

"When we ran these calculations, we found that in some cases, there was a significant amount of ozone that built up in the atmosphere, despite there not being any oxygen flowing into the atmosphere," said NASA's Shawn Domagal-Goldman.

"This has important implications for our future plans to look for life beyond Earth."

The researchers concluded that it isn't enough to rely on the detection of just one key gas in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet as there are too many non-biological processes that could give rise to them. Instead, they argue, to identify a planet as a potential habitat for life there need to be indications of at least two of these gases present in its atmosphere.

"Our research strengthens the argument that methane and oxygen together, or methane and ozone together, are still strong signatures of life," said Domagal-Goldman. Read more at Phys.org


The Man Who Dissolved His Marriage...and Wife

On Diversey and Hermitage Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is an industrial building that was converted to condominiums in the 1990s. Though this building is nondescript today, it was the site of a grisly murder at the end of the 19th century.

Adolph Luetgert was a tanner and butcher who moved from Germany in the early 1870s. Shortly after his first wife died, Luetgert married Louise Bicknese in 1878, a woman who was ten years his junior. On their wedding day, he gave Louise a gold ring inscribed with her new initials, L.L.

Luetgert opened a small sausage company in 1879 that became successful. In 1897, he opened the A.L. Sausage & Packing Company in a five-story plant on the southwest corner of Diversey and Hermitage. Next door to the sausage works, Luetgert built a three-story family home for Louise and their two sons, Elmer and Louis.

Unfortunately, Adolph and Louise’s marriage was not a happy one, and the world was about to find out what kind of monster lay inside Adolph Luetgert.

Adolph and Louise went on a walk on the evening of May 1, 1897 — this was the last time anyone saw Louise alive. On May 7th, Adolph reported his wife missing, but her family suspected foul play. Police questioned relatives and friends and searched the city for Louise Luetgert or her remains.

During a search of Luetgert’s factory on May 15th, a watchman suggested they look in a steam vat in the cellar that was used to dip sausages. The police looked inside, and found that the vat was filled halfway with a putrid-smelling, reddish-brown liquid. When the police pulled a plug near the bottom of the vat, on the outside, the slimy liquid and small pieces of bone fell out. Inside the cauldron, police found a gold ring with L.L. engraved on the inside. Near the vat, investigators discovered a strand of hair, pieces of clothing, and half of a false tooth.

After police questioned some employees, investigators learned Luetgert had workers dump the ashes from the smokehouse. When they examined the areas the factory workers indicated, investigators found more bone and pieces of burned corset steel.

Luetgert was arrested shortly after these discoveries, and was tried for Louise’s murder. The trial became a media sensation that drew reporters from thousands of miles away. Continue reading at Atlas Obscura


PRESS RELEASE: Alternative Talk 'Arcane Radio' Has Launched!

Be prepared for the unknown on 'Arcane Radio'...where mysteries are revealed, and the paranormal is ordinary. Guests will include leading experts in their field of investigation and research.

PRLog - Sep. 11, 2014 - From the co-creator and hosts of 'Beyond the Edge Radio,' comes a new alternative talk radio program. Lon Strickler and Sean Forker bring you 'Arcane Radio,' presented by Darker Days Studios.

With their collective years in paranormal & fortean research, Lon and Sean offer unique insight and commentary on today's biggest mysteries, unexplained cases and controversial subject matter. 'Arcane Radio' will also present top-named guests...movers & shakers in the paranormal world.

Sean Forker is a fortean investigator, with a specialized focus in Bigfoot/ Sasquatch research. He is the founder and director of the Keystone Bigfoot Project, a research group that collects data across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding Bigfoot sightings and encounters (historical and new). Sean sits on the Board of Directors for the national organization, the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers, and is an associate director of the PA Bigfoot Society.

Sean is also an associate at Astral Perceptions Universal and Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research. He is the general manager of Darker Day Studios where he hosts 'The ForkCAST' and produces 'Arcane Radio.'

Lon Strickler is an author / fortean reseacher / publisher of the syndicated 'Phantoms and Monsters' blog. His research and reports have been featured on hundreds of online media sources. Several of these published reports have been presented on various television segments, including The History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens', Syfy's 'Paranormal Witness' & 'Faked or Faked: Paranormal Files', and Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America.' As well, he has been a guest on several radio broadcasts, including 'Coast to Coast AM' and featured on Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America' television show.

Lon has published two books, "Phantoms & Monsters: Cryptid Encounters" and "Phantoms & Monsters: Strange Encounters." He also works as an intuitive and anomalous investigator at Astral Perceptions Universal and Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research.

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