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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Abducted by Ant People -- Former GI Witnessed UFO Landing -- Buddy Holly Plane Crash Investigation May Reopen

Abducted by Ant People

Staten Island, NY - 10/31/1975 - (reported 6/2008): I was a little kid, only about 6 years old.

I was abducted in the middle of the night. The thing about it was I was not really scared by the incident. I had never heard of UFOs or aliens, as described in today's pop culture. I was a very curious kid and willing cooperated with my abductors.

I referred to my abductors as "ant people." Because the beings looked like "big ants" to me. I told my parents and they just laughed. I never felt that I was harmed in any way and grew up, as a very happy normal guy.

The ant people did what can best be explained as a medical examination on me. They did not talk to me but, they did smile. I was not a bit scare. The only uncomfortable thing about the experience was I made to sit in a fetal position, at one point, without moving, it was very uncomfortable to me. The beings were as tall as I was (as a kid).

I was never into the UFO thing but, one day when I was around 18 years old - I was hanging out at my friends house and he had a paperback about UFOs and in the book there was a drawings of aliens - AND I SAW THE ANT PEOPLE. The drawings looked exactly as I remembered. I was pretty freaky.

I never told anyone about this before. Other than my parents when I was kid. It really happened!

Today, I am 39 years old, an Ivy League educated lawyer. I am a pretty serious guy but, I believe! I believe in aliens!

Take Care. - MUFON CMS


Former GI recalls West German UFO landing incident

A witness who served with in a West German weapons platoon for the U.S. Army recalls events from 1966 when a UFO landed near their training mission camp and entities were seen on the ground, according to testimony in Case 63699 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The events played out in Grafenwöhr (Grafenwoehr) West Germany during the summer of 1966. Grafenwöhr was a major training area for N.A.T.O. forces and located close to the Czechoslovakian border.

The story is told here in the witnesses’ own words:

“I was in the weapons platoon of a rifle company in the (U.S.) Army. The weapons platoon was made up of four armored personnel carriers, which were 13-ton, lightly armored, tracked vehicles [M113]. Three of the APC’s were 81mm mortar gun crews, and the one I was in was the fire directions center. I was a driver at the time. Read more at Former GI recalls West German UFO landing incident


Alabama Mountain Lion?

A deer camera in New Market photographed what looks like a mountain lion. Now that photo is making the rounds on social media.

Brieana Fanning posted the photo to her Facebook account on Sunday. Her father Shane Fanning said it was taken near a friend's house where they used to hunt. They said it was taken between Baltimore Hill Road and Meridianville Bottom Road.

As of Wednesday night, the photo has been shared more than 1,500 times.

What the animal is exactly has not been confirmed, although the Fannings are sure it's a mountain lion.

Officials say the last confirmed mountain lion in Alabama was killed in the 1940s. Still, sightings have been reported in the years since, although none of these cases were confirmed. One of the more recent ones was also in the Huntsville area. A woman wrote a letter to AL.com in Dec. 2014 saying she saw a mountain lion near Martin Luther King Jr. Lane. Like the other cases, this was never confirmed.

Could these animals still be around? It will be up wildlife officials to decide. After seeing this photo, some are saying definitely yes. One commenter said he saw the animal on Buddy Williamson Road this week.

Others aren't so sure, such as David Steen, a wildlife ecologist at Auburn University. Steen said it's too soon to consider that mountain lions may return to the region after being hunted to extinction so many years ago. He said some such animals may slowly disperse back to areas they have been absent from but not yet.

"That's why I would not be surprised if a mountain lion observation was eventually confirmed in Alabama. That hasn't happened yet though, and there is nothing about this photo that would suggest it is anything other than a house cat," Steen said.

The house cat allegations stem from the dimensions of the animal in the photo, according to Steen along with some online commenters. He said the animal may appear larger but that is only because of forced perspective.

What do you think the animal in the photo is? Let us know in the comments below. - Madison County mountain lion? Facebook post shares photo of mystery mammal from New Market


Officials may reopen Buddy Holly plane crash investigation

US transportation safety board reviewing a request to reopen the inquiry into 1959 crash that killed Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and pilot Roger Peterson

A flight expert is appealing to the Federal Aviation Administration for a new investigation into the Iowa crash that killed rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly - an investigation that could clear the name of the 21-year-old pilot from Alta who flew the Beechcraft Bonanza on February 3, 1959, dubbed "The Day the Music Died."

New England resident L.J. Coon says he is a pilot, aircraft dispatcher, and has worked with the Transportation Safety Administration and as a test proctor with the FAA.

After finding online stories the Pilot-Tribune had done on the pilot and the case, Coon contacted the newspaper and said he sees key information missing in the original investigation.

(Photo) Coon said he has been in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board's cold case unit about the possibility of a new investigation into the crash, and has been encouraged to file a petition for reconsideration/modification of the 1959 findings.
Coon's research implies a couple of possible explanations for the crash that were not considered at the time.

One is that the Peterson's plane hadn't been fueled.

There was no fire at the crash site, and no mention of fuel on the ground, he says, although the plane should have carried 250 pounds of fuel, enough for at least 90 minutes in the air. While other gauges were mentioned in the report, information on the fuel gauges was conspicuously missing, along with any mention of whether there was fuel in the wing tanks, in the engine, or whether fuel caps were secure. None of the stories from the time mention any smell of fuel at the scene. Read more at Could new investigation clear Buddy Holly pilot?



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