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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: We Will Have Only 12 Hours To Prepare... -- I Believe My Son Was Abducted -- Bright Light Changed Colors, Disappeared

We Will Have Only 12 Hours To Prepare...

Trains will be disrupted, power will go out, satellite signals will go wonky - that’s what we have to look forward to when the sun next has a melt down, and we’re unlikely to get more than 12 hours warning.

In a new government document, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has laid out its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy, outlining the risks of unsettled space weather as well as what it plans to do about them.

The document explains that the worst case scenario is a ‘coronal mass ejection’ - huge eruptions on the sun which cause parts of its corona to detach. The corona is the pearly glow around the sun that you can only usually see during a total solar eclipse, made up of plasma and rarefied gases.

The worst case scenario is based on the Carrington event of 1859, which caused solar-flare related x-rays and radiation storms. In 2015, a similar event could cause the national grid to fail, satellite operations to shut down, increased radiation on flights and upset to electronic systems.

The report suggests that there are three things the country needs to do to prepare for such an event: improve alerts and warnings, update power and communication infrastructure with failsafe backups and have a plan in place to deal with the effects should they come to pass.

As for you: the advice from the government is to prepare yourself for a solar event just as you would for any other natural hazards like floods and storms. - Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm


I Believe My Son Was Abducted

Somerset, KY - 6/10/2010: My son came to me early in the morning over a month ago in my house crying and scared. He rarely dreams or tells me about it anyway... This particular morning, he came to me visibly upset telling me he dreamed about aliens. I would never take him seriously normally but this morning and the way he acted made me listen. He began to tell me that (in his dream) he woke up and a little gray men took him with them out the door and took him on their ship. The gray men had big black eyes and when I asked about the nose he pushed his up, and into his face, I'm thinking to make it look like there wasn't much of one except for holes, maybe? I asked him about their hands and he said their fingers looked long like sticks. He said the ship was silver with yellow, green and white lights. He said it was a ball with a ring around it...He said they took him to the moon. He told me they were talking in whispers and he remembered them telling him to "Stay.... stay with us." He kept repeating that. He said he was scared and told them to take him home to Mommy. I know that people can be influenced as well as children by television and whatnot, but I'm nearly 100% positive that he has not seen any show where a detailed account of an abduction has been explained. I have been watching everything I can on abductions since he came to me and it really sounds eerily similar to an alleged account of. He is a truthful child. He had just turned 5 and I can always get the truth from him. He sounded totally legit. I know it could have been a dream but isn't that how some people remember? I've never heard him come and tell me a dream so vividly and detailed. I thought it should be my duty to report this and if anything else happens, I will definitely report again. Thanks for even taking the time to read this. - MUFON CMS


New Zealander Land Giant Tuna With Bare Hands

Beach buggy enthusiast Aaron Cossill dragged a giant tuna to shore with nothing more than his bare hands and a hunting knife.

He and his son were driving along Ripiro Beach at Dargaville in Northland on Saturday when they saw what looked like a dolphin flapping in the breakers.

"It's tail was thrashing from side to side as it was being hit by a couple of big waves," he says. "I ran over and saw it was a huge tuna."

Cossill tried to hold on to the monster by the tail but to no avail.

The keen pig hunter went to retrieve his hunting gear from his beach buggy and returned to find the tide had washed the tuna from the shallows out into waist deep water.

Cossill waded into the sea and grabbed the fish.

"It was kicking the hell out of me," he says. "Just as well I took the time to put my hunting gear on properly because when the gills opened, I grabbed a handful, pulled the knife out and stabbed it."

He managed to drag the tuna up onto the beach.

"I reckon it was sheer adrenaline that kicked in because I would never have been able to get it there otherwise," he says.

He rang a friend to come and help.

"I was a bit sore the next day because you wouldn't believe how powerful it was. I'm a keen hunter and I've handled a few boars over the years but nothing compared to this."

Cossill said the tuna was easier to handle than a pig, but still no easy catch.

" If it hit you in the head with its tail it would bloody near knock you out."

Cossill does a bit of longline fishing but has never caught anything so large.

And he wasted no time getting stuck in to the fruits of his labour.

"The meat was like tender beef and it was in good nick, nice and fat," he says.

Cossill says he's heard stories of a large tuna that washed up dead at nearby Pouto many years ago.

But his tale is one for the books - and he's got the photo to prove it.

"It's one of those things that's not likely to happen again," he says. - Northland man lands giant tuna with his bare hands


Bright Light Changed Colors, Disappeared

Meadowview, VA - 8/9/2015: I was walking my dog around 11:45 pm eastern standard time and saw something glowing through the trees. I walked up the hill to get a better look and saw, what I thought at first was the moon, but there were no stars out and it was country dark, I was having to use the flash light on my iPhone to walk the dog. The circular object was at first red, then got larger and turned yellow, I assume it was traveling toward me at the time, then it turned bright white and disappeared. - MUFON CMS



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