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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Alien Built Structure Found? -- Runner Encounters 'Hatman' -- Bird or UFO?

Alien Built Structure Found?

In 2011, several citizen scientists flagged one particular star as “interesting” and “bizarre.” The star was emitting a light pattern that looked stranger than any of the others Kepler was watching.

The light pattern suggests there is a big mess of matter circling the star, in tight formation. That would be expected if the star were young. When our solar system first formed, four and a half billion years ago, a messy disk of dust and debris surrounded the sun, before gravity organized it into planets, and rings of rock and ice.

But this unusual star isn’t young. If it were young, it would be surrounded by dust that would give off extra infrared light. There doesn’t seem to be an excess of infrared light around this star.

...And yet, there is this mess of objects circling it. A mess big enough to block a substantial number of photons that would have otherwise beamed into the tube of the Kepler Space Telescope. If blind nature deposited this mess around the star, it must have done so recently. Otherwise, it would be gone by now. Gravity would have consolidated it, or it would have been sucked into the star and swallowed, after a brief fiery splash.

[T]his light pattern doesn’t show up anywhere else, across 150,000 stars. We know that something strange is going on out there.

...Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University, is set to publish an alternative interpretation of the light pattern. SETI researchers have long suggested that we might be able to detect distant extraterrestrial civilizations, by looking for enormous technological artifacts orbiting other stars. Wright and his co-authors say the unusual star’s light pattern is consistent with a “swarm of megastructures,” perhaps stellar-light collectors, technology designed to catch energy from the star.

“When [Boyajian] showed me the data, I was fascinated by how crazy it looked,” Wright told me. “Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build.” Read more at The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy


Runner Encounters 'Hatman'

September 2012 – Tampa, Florida

Elisa from Tampa, Florida called in to tell of her Hatman encounter.

“I'm calling in my Hatman story. I've only had two weird things that ever happened to me in my whole life and this is one of them. Even though I read a lot, I watch a lot of scary movies, I read a lot of scary books. I generally handle it pretty well because scary stuff doesn't happen to me except... I'm a trail runner. I run in the woods. I'm in Tampa so, I run in kind of swampy areas and it's hot all the way through December. The trails I run have a lot of shrubs, you know, where it's really dense and you can't walk through it, or it could be swampy. Well, I was going along this trail and it was a September morning, it was late September. It was still pretty hot and it was just about dawn. I was the only person except for an English group of hikers way behind me. I was the first one getting all the cobwebs in the face which is a running joke. I was doing these trails for years and I know them really well. Well, I kinda had my spider senses going and not like really spider senses but I was aware of what was around me. I know the critters, I know them all. So, I'm running along the same trail I know really well and I see a guy standing about 200 to 300 feet ahead of me. I see a large figure that my brain interprets as a man, a man more than six foot tall. Right away, this is what happens in my brain, I see a figure and he's wearing a lot of clothes which is weird because it's hot. He's got a hat on and it's not a top hat and it's not a fedora, it's a flat kinda... It's a hat. It's a big, almost like a costume hat. And then it registers the fact that I don't see any details. This character is completely black. Now, there's shadow... a shadow walking across the trail. There's no way that could happen. It's physically impossible for a shadow that dark to be that dark and to be upright and walking across the trail. My female brain goes: Intruder! Intruder! I took it so seriously what I saw, I thinking you know, this guy is behaving strangely and I don't want to run past this guy. What he did was, he crossed the trail in front of me and into, well, I didn't know what it was until I got up to it. What I did was take a little dog-like trail off the trail so I could go around where I perceived he walked behind a tree. All I know is I could so no more movement or nothing. I run away from him. I have to get back on the trail to get back to my car. I basically take a right turn off the trail but I know, I saw where he was so I'm gonna go in the opposite direction and try to do this sort of loop to get back to the trail far ahead but, after seeing that, as I'm taking the side trail, I could see behind me what he walked into was a pot hole. This was a scrub, it would be up to your thigh and spikey pond pods. It would be ridiculous, nobody is gonna go through that and make it through fast. So this guy vanished. My heart was pounding I ran a bunch turned around and came back. I asked a biker I ran into, 'Did you see anything, did you see anything?' He didn't know what I was talking about. I never saw it again and it's been three years. I've never encountered that again. I know the exact part of the trail that happened too. I run past it now and I look and there's no way navigable way to get through that brush, it's brushes and then it's swamp. So I saw a Hatman. He didn't have a fedora like a lot of Hatman people talk about. He was just like, he was wearing theatre clothes, almost. Talking about the outline of his clothes, I didn't see any detail. There was no color, it was like a silhouette cut-out that was walking across the trail in the middle of nowhere and vanished. I have no explanation for it. It didn't care about me. It was on some other track. I didn't feel personally threatened. This guy looked like he was wearing theatre, like big heavy robes on this guy and a big hat. I don't know.”

Dave Schrader asked if Elisa noticed any missing hikers or other strange reports in the area around the time of the sighting but she admitted that she hadn't paid attention to the news around the time of her encounter.

Source: Darkness Radio August 10, 2015

Transcribed by Jamie Brian


Deadly Church Cult Uncovered

This week, Bruce and Deborah Leonard were charged with allegedly beating their son to death inside the Word of Life Christian Church in Chadwicks, New York. According to neighbors, there was always something a little creepy about that church, even before the alleged murder.

Lucas Leonard, 19, was pronounced dead after his parents took him to a hospital Monday afternoon. Christopher Leonard, their 17-year-old younger son, was also allegedly beaten, and remains hospitalized and in serious condition. The Leonards were charged with manslaughter, and four other members of the congregation—Joseph Irwin, David Morey, Linda Morey, and Sarah Ferguson—were charged with assault.

Several news outlets have spoken with New Hartford residents about the eerie goings-on at Word of Life, which sits in a three-story former school building. Lisa Brown, whose parents live across the street, told the Utica Observer Dispatch that some residents believe the building houses a cult:

“When they first took over the building, they would post Mass schedules so people knew when there were services,” Brown said. “Now, it’s not like just anyone could go to church there…It’s kind of been the running joke that there’s a cult there.” Read more at The Disturbing Rumors About the New York "Cult" Where Two Parents Allegedly Murdered Their Son


Bird or UFO?

Shoreline, WA: My brother and I were hunting gophers which are crop eaters. It was a warm summer day so I stretched out in the pasture. I was shocked to see this very large bird about 25 feet above my head. I was kind of confused because the bird did not move or flutter at all. After a few minutes I took a shot at it with .22 rifle. Nothing happened. So I shot 15 rounds, and the "bird" did not move except to move slightly higher.

This went on for about 20 minutes. The "bird" finally went out or sight directly overhead. I'm sure I hit this so called bird many times.Three years after this episode I was rated the best shot in my regiment during the Korean conflict. - MUFON CMS



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