Thursday, January 31, 2008
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January 6, 2008
There are many interesting theories and claims out there today about all kinds of unusual situations. Many of them are discussed in books, articles, on TV, in movies and in online Web sites.
Although many of these ideas seem far-fetched, it might be helpful to keep an open mind and be prepared for various possibilities.
In some cases, aspects of stories about interesting situations may intersect and overlap. Common threads can be found.
Some scenarios are more familiar than others and some may appear to be a bit more reasonable or possible than others. Some may be partially true or have some element of truth in them.
These include, but are not limited to:
- UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation, historical and current
- Extrasensory perception (ESP), “remote viewing” or “anomalous cognition” and other discoveries about human consciousness
- Forgotten ancient histories of human civilization and lost human cultures
- Past and future global disasters such as floods, massive shifts of Earth’s crust, meteor and other activity affecting Earth and/or our solar system
- Advanced scientific understanding and technology acquired and/or developed that is not known to the public at this time such as advanced spacecraft, teleportation, time travel and alternative energy sources
In scratching the surface of some of this research and discussion, we can look a bit deeper at general overviews about these and related topics.
UFOs, ET VISITATION
There appear to be many significant indicators that something is going on in this area. The basic information is quite public – that people have seen unusual flying objects, these objects appear to be under intelligent control and have been involved in many situations interacting with humans on the ground.
Are they intelligent life forms from other planets, other dimensions and/or other times? Are they friendly, hostile or neutral observers? Have they established some level of communication and cooperation with Earth humans? And, if so, what is the nature of this communication and cooperation?
Some researchers claim that there are answers available to these and other questions, and that unknowns also remain. However, it may be a complex situation and the general public might need to be educated about it slowly and safely.
ESP AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS
Discussions about these topics have been fairly open in many ways. When it was revealed that the U.S. military and intelligence communities were using “remote viewing” for intelligence purposes, some people laughed. But, much research and verification had gone into these activities and they were apparently very valid.
There is now significant evidence that ESP, remote viewing and what is called “anomalous cognition” are real and natural abilities of humans. They are similar to prayer, hunches, instincts and gut feelings. We can get information and understanding from within our own consciousness that is accurate and useful. Animals may also have this natural “sixth sense.”
Explanations for the validity of these phenomena can be looked at from the angles of quantum physics, nature, psychology and spiritual understanding. Maybe we can move through time and space in ways we didn’t realize. Taken as a whole, the research seems to indicate a new way to look at human potential.
LOST HUMAN CIVILIZATIONS
Atlantis, ancient Egypt and many other stories of alternative human history can be found and explored. Do our current history books portray all of human history on Earth accurately? Or, are there missing pieces? Is there a history long before what we currently consider the origins of civilization and advancing technology?
Many people have presented interesting ideas based on reasonable research regarding possibilities of mysteries and secrets about the ancient human history that we do not yet fully understand.
Where did we come from? Did we simply evolve randomly? Were there relatively advanced civilizations in the ancient past that were wiped out by catastrophes? It could be that we humans are not who we think we are and our knowledge of human history on Earth is incomplete.
We know of the history of the “great flood” from Noah’s time. Other cultures have records that indicate a major flood in the same time frame. There are stories of devastating ancient earthquakes and volcano eruptions. And, we accept the theory that a meteor hit wiped out the dinosaurs.
And then there are the theories of massive and sudden shifts of the Earth’s outer crust in a kind of mega-earthquake. Views on this idea include hypotheses that this has happened periodically throughout Earth history. Some have called it a crustal “pole shift” where the outer crust slips or shifts relatively suddenly. The former ice-covered poles are moved to warmer latitudes. Temperate areas are suddenly frozen over as they are shifted to the pole positions.
What might cause this? Some researchers speculate that it is a natural occurrence every so many thousands of years because the Earth gradually tilts on its axis more and more over the decades and centuries. Others say that a “Planet X,” a hidden “dark star” or “brown dwarf” star, is in an unusual orbit that intersects our solar system every 3,500 years or so. When it comes close, it creates significant gravitational and other disastrous influences on our solar system and Earth.
Some recent speculation includes the claim that it is known by some scientists and Earth governmental officials that this object is heading toward Earth in the time frame of 2012 and may create global devastation and disaster. As a result, underground shelters or “arks” are being created around the world to save a small percentage of the human race who can rebuild civilization after the catastrophe.
ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
As the old saying goes, U.S. advanced military-related technology is always many decades ahead of where the general public thinks it is. This may be an understatement. What if, in our current perspectives, technology and science is actually centuries ahead of where we think it is?
What if teleportation is currently being used? Recent stories of “jump gate” technologies and “jump rooms” refer to methods to “beam me up, Scotty.” These are often referred to as “star gates” or “worm holes.” They might exist naturally in certain places and it might be possible to create technology to accomplish this.
A recent research paper funded by the U.S. Air Force found that teleportation is scientifically viable, based on just our own human understanding of physics, not considering that we might get advanced knowledge and technology from other sources ahead of us in these areas.
Time travel has been a common theme in thought, literature, film and TV. Like the ideas of star gates and teleportation, time travel may be possible. Perhaps it is going on now. Physicists say time and space are not exactly what we usually think they are.
And, are the international space station, space shuttles and known satellites really our most advanced space technologies? Of course, there must be space resources that are classified and unknown to us. How advanced are they? Rumors of a secret U.S. and/or international space fleet are certainly interesting. Is there any truth to them?
And, importantly, are there advanced energy technologies that are available now, yet not widely deployed to benefit all people?
As the human race keeps moving forward, we continue to try to tackle these kinds of questions along with the current challenges of war and peace, hunger, disease, poverty, injustice, suffering, deterioration of our natural resources, climate change and other evolving and emerging threats.
At the heart of many of our efforts are the roots of human thought and belief. We use various approaches and in various combinations. Science or religion. Logic or faith. We often face these kinds of dual ways of looking at things during discussions of current events and personal perception. Sometimes it seems that these split viewpoints, dualities or polarities can prevent us from seeing the whole picture.
Let’s go back to the example of ESP and anomalous cognition. These phenomena, as noted, are the basis of what the U.S. military and intelligence communities referred to as remote viewing during the research and operational implementation of special ESP activities in the 1970s, ‘80s, ‘90s and probably up to the present.
This interesting research was conducted using scientific methods. Yet, there was certainly a spiritual element that could not be ignored. If there is a deep source within us that allows us to obtain information and understanding, is that source not part of some larger intelligence? Do our U.S. intelligence activities sometimes merge with a greater divine intelligence?
Let’s take another example that is an issue of hot debate among certain people in our society: evolution versus creationism. On one side is the idea that all living creatures evolved in ways determined by environmental pressures, random chance and perhaps other factors. The other side says living things have developed through a plan or design by a higher intelligence.
People who might be able to see another angle to this debate might wonder if it is possible that a higher intelligence created evolution.
Yet another thing to think about is somewhat related to both of the previous examples cited: random chance versus events and coincidences with meaning or “synchronicity.” Synchronicity is the idea that some apparent coincidences actually have meaning and connections. What the connections are and what they mean can be unclear. But the idea of synchronicity includes the belief that all events are not random.
Are events and situations that seem to involve synchronicity planned events? Or, are they just connected through some kind of time-space elements we don’t always fully understand?
These same kinds of perspectives can be used when we examine and explore the many theories, accounts and rumors about unconventional discoveries, knowledge and situations.
Looking at these interesting ideas with open minds, strong hearts, feet on the ground and with the knowledge that being prepared and vigilant are always good ideas, we may be better able to face the future and survive and thrive in it.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
India Daily Technology Team
Jan. 27, 2008
Many Air forces in the world are trying compete in the cyber attack areas. What they really mean is to reach the target and take it out at the speed of light. It may seem a dream with our current Type Zero technologies. But in reality many military scientists and engineers are looking at it with a determination to create ultimate offensive weapon systems.
One may wonder how the extraterrestrial UFOs travel across the Universes over the Hyperspace and reach the earth. They do it though bending time and space mesh. Gravity wave is the key. Gravity waves in higher dimensions can easily manipulate the space-time configuration of the 3-D universe.
It is similar to the taking a piece of paper and making two opposite corner meet each other through bending the paper. Once the two opposite corners meet, the travel time is instantaneous.
The advanced extraterrestrial UFOs use these technology all the time. The Type III or Type IV civilizations in the Hyperspace use the central galactic black hole highways to enter our universe. But their travel path is manipulated all the time through the space-time manipulation techniques.
Traveling through a massive black hole at the center of galaxy may seem impossible. But in reality the singularity and limit cycle effects are eliminated with the help of intense gravity waves in the higher dimension. A black hole looks like a river from the higher dimension. The Universe looks like a dam that constraints the river to some extent.
Classified Particle Collider experiments provide the first scientific clue to gravity waves in higher dimensions and virtual particles. It is possible to create an attack machine that can deliver a devastating bomb in less than a second across thousands of miles with this technology.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
"The deal with the Bo and Peep group (later known as "Heavens Gate") was that I only knew the real birth names after all the news after the suicides. Real names were always a secret. So not recognizing the name(s) you mentioned doesn't mean I didn't know the person you were referring to.
Only rare exceptions, like one guy named Dick Jocelyn (possibly incorrect spelling), did I actually learn their real "human" birth name. Sorry I can't be of more help.
And sometimes I will see pictures of people I interacted with then and not remember them, and sometimes I would see photos of people I imagined I knew, then later didn't. Not sure I'm making myself clear.
My attitude about the group is fairly brutal right now so I'm probably not a comfort to grieving or bewildered parents. I consider the whole group to have been sick. Not much room in my noggin for any degree of lightness and airy-fairy ponderings about young people who made their New-Agey choices to go on to the great beyond. The whole thing was sick. Everything.
Another thing I learned, or think that I have learned, is that human beings can come up with cheerful sounding explanations for every manner of weird human group conformity, or questionable behavior imaginable. Like those 'cheerful' statements made by H-Gater followers on videotape prior to the suicides about what a beautiful thing it was that they were about to 'exit.' I think people tell themselves all kinds of things that just drip with sweetness about any kind of stupid thing they do. Sad, but appears to be true.
But I have feelings of sadness and love toward parents, I just can't fake or cover up, that I feel the whole thing was a complete waste of time. A lesson in human madness and conformity. And also, too, what happens when ignorant people who honestly want to know about things UFO-and-extraterrestrial don't have access to information, and get duped by lost, crazy, confused or charlatanesque people. Bless their hearts. They needed real guidance, information, assistance... not confusion from Mr. Applewhite. Something more like the sorting out process of Coast to Coast AM on the radio in the middle of the night (or on Streamlink via computer at a more reasonable hour).
We needed this information in the 1970s, we needed the internet then. People need information, answers to their questions. What I know now would have been enough to discourage me from making the mistake of leaving everything behind and joining that group... if I had known all this stuff... back then, in 1975, when I first got entangled with them. I was dumb - as in ignorant. And I knew little about human conformity. Live and learn. Life is a continual learning process."
Monday, January 28, 2008
Matthew, for those who are not familiar with him, was killed in a car wreck. Shortly after his Mother Susie started receiving messages from him. He told her where he was and how it was happening that he could contact her. Now she sends out to a mailing list what he has told her. I thought you might be interested in what the "other side" sees coming and happening to this side.
This is Matthew greeting you in this first month of your calendar year 2008, and what a year of decisive revelations it promises to be! So let us get right to this.
The eyes and ears of the world are aimed at the nominating primaries in the United States, and it is a grand circus that these are providing. Although Hillary Clinton is the Illuminati’s choice as the next US president—with good reason, as she is one of the most influential in that global group — they also have their reasons for rigging the voting process so that various candidates in each party come out on top in one state or another. As long as these “leading” ones remain hopeful of getting their party’s nomination, they will stick to Illuminati-approved topics and avoid critical issues. This keeps the real state of the union under wraps in their speeches along with keeping voters uncertain about whom to believe, whom to trust with presidential power in what is relentlessly publicized as an Al Queda-terrorized world. And how much more obvious can it be that the only candidates who are not under the thumb of the Illuminati are all but excluded from media attention? Take heart in knowing that not only will the light disclose the truth about the candidates prior to the November election, but efforts are underway to have an accurate vote count then. Parallel to the Illuminati’s nefarious efforts to put still another of their own in the White House, in a collaborative effort between Earth humankind and benevolent extraterrestrial family, there is a strong movement afoot to derail that dark plan. Eventually all leaders of all nations will be honest, wise and capable souls.
The same kind of joint effort is true about the economy disaster in the United States, which is reverberating around the globe. When your mainstream media use words like “economic downturn” and “recession”; banks are reporting gigantic losses; home repossessions are mounting; credit card debt is astronomical; stock market trading suspiciously rises and falls and rises and falls; mortgage lenders are going under; retail sales are down; small companies die and large ones send jobs to other countries where wages are at bare subsistence levels; you know that major changes in current business methods must occur.
The facts are, the United States has been bankrupt for some time—there is no foundation for the amount of currency in circulation and no means to repay the national debt—and financial turmoil will increase, not get back on a firm footing as the administration proposes will result from pouring a small amount of money into personal pockets and more into business pockets. That “spending stimulus” and measures being taken in other countries are the Illuminati’s frenzied attempts to keep the lid on the global economy, which they are desperate to keep under their control, but none of their ploys will work. The ever-increasing light will blow that lid right off and expose the root of deepening problems: the corrupt banking system, private ownership of the Federal Reserve and its Internal Revenue Service collection agency, manipulated stock markets, and exploitation of nations’ natural resources. Their long era of worldwide economic domination is crashing around them.
For the benefit of readers who may not know who the Illuminati are, I shall digress a moment to explain that this name meaning “illuminated,” or “enlightened,” was chosen by the darkly-inclined ones who generation after generation have oppressed your world and suppressed many truths. Also known as the secret government, the dark cabal or the elitists, it is not a membership society as such, but rather a large group of powerful individuals around the globe who essentially run governments; legal systems; royal families; religions; mainstream media; banking; education; medical field; entertainment venues; international corporations—in short, every business, organization and institution that profoundly affects life on Earth. The scope and tenacity of this dark web is why the peoples have been so easily controlled for so long. Earth, who is a sentient being, no longer is willing to tolerate the suffering of her human and animal life and her planetary body that is caused by the dark ones’ abuse of free will, and she asked for universal assistance so her residents can break free of the deeply entrenched deception, corruption, greed and tyranny. In a nutshell, that freedom process is what is happening in your world.
To return to the financial topic, the next several months can be likened to “the darkness before the dawn.” Many will experience hardships for a while, but those will be mild compared to what is on the Illuminati agenda, to plunge your world into such dire economic straits that billions would starve while those dark ones further enrich their unconscionable fortunes of illegally amassed wealth. US President Bush’s push to produce ethanol rather than renewable energy sources to reduce dependency on oil is part of that insidious plan—corn production would go for that fuel instead of consumption by people and animals raised for food—remember, Bush does what he is told by the more powerful in the Illuminati ranks. That plan won’t get off the drawing board either. Spiritually evolved souls well experienced in economic and business management are ready to step in, so there will be no vacuum in the conduct of those affairs as the present system is replaced by a return to a basis of precious metals.
We see that many who used to take at face value political hopefuls’ promises and the rosy spin put on the economy still want to feel hopeful, but they are becoming wary. We greet this awakening process that will become what you could call a very rude awakening as truths continue to come out, especially when the origin and purpose of religious dogmas is revealed. Despite the ever-increasing light intensity that is enabling higher consciousness and greater spiritual clarity, not all people who will believe the disclosures about the centuries of Illuminati control will be able to accept the truth about the millennia of religious control.
In reference to both authentic history and “breaking news,” the most trustworthy source today is the Internet. For all its capacity to convey the false along with the factual, nevertheless it is the most reliable source of reports that cover what is omitted in mainstream media or is in conflict with that information. When the volume of facts on the Internet reaches a crescendo, so to say, newspapers and the air waves are forced to report the tip of the iceberg to maintain any credibility, and ones who still believe those sources do get glimpses of truth. Although the dark minds’ intention to use Internet communication to complement their other forms of mind control was swiftly compromised by soul-searching users, this means also is serving their purpose of disseminating false information, so be very discerning about all its material just as with all other sources’.
A related subject for your discretion, at least insofar as radio and television, is sound. The sounds from every source emanate frequencies that are beneficial or detrimental to your psyche and body, and in the higher frequencies now prevailing on Earth, you are correspondingly more greatly affected by the sounds around you. The dark minds are keenly aware of this and their skullduggery extends to bombarding you with damaging inaudible sound waves—those you can’t avoid. But in most instances you can choose sounds from radios, TVs and stereos. A great deal of modern music and programming teems with dissonance or harmful decibels or both, and you can avoid those noises. Scientific experiments with classical works by Mozart, Beethoven and other masters have proven their calming, nurturing effects on very sick patients, the flourishing of plants, and the gentle receptivity of animals. We understand that symphonic music is not everyone’s cup of tea, but you would do well to keep in mind its great benefits. Whenever you can, venture into Nature—delight in the sounds it offers and revel in the essence of BEing at One with All. And please don’t overlook the soothing sound of silence—it is golden indeed!—and as often as possible, treat yourselves to the restorative upliftment of stillness.
Now then, if you are thinking that despite all our contentions that the light is increasing, there is little evidence of this as you observe more outbreaks of violence, from civil wars to individual acts of assault and murder, please put these in the context of what we have said about the higher frequencies magnifying all characteristics and behavior—simply put, now “good” is better and “bad” is worse. The killings of those who held or were vying for prominent leadership roles anywhere in the world are part of this exacerbated energetic force, and so is the brutality within families and acquaintances and indiscriminate killings. Those kinds of incidents will continue until the energy with dark tentacles that initiates them runs its course. Do not fall into fear, that most pernicious tool and the fuel of the darkness! A magnified energy at its core and correspondingly stronger now, fear forms cracks in the psyche that become entryways for dark tentacles. Keep foremost in your thoughts that always the light is stronger—light is the same as love and it is the most powerful force in the universe. Keeping your light steady is your fortress that the darkness cannot scale.
Although from our vantage point of observation and our knowledge of soul contracts in general, we are joyfully astounded by the amazingly rapid progress of the light, we also empathize—yes, empathize, not only sympathize—with the souls who are experiencing trauma, grief and confusion during this stage of Earth’s transition. While many are leaving according to their pre-birth agreements, many others are choosing to amend their contracts and leave early so as to forego the pain of their intolerable living conditions that adds negativity, and they are joining in the light-beaming from souls in spirit to help Earth rid herself of negativity. And I hasten to say that the “better good” is happening in far greater abundance than the “bad worse”!
I shall speak first in a third density context about the countries with the most media attention: Iraq and Afghanistan, with on-going combat, turmoil and US-installed puppet regimes; Iran, the next nation on the dark ones’ agenda, thus the rhetoric about the need to stop its potential to develop nuclear weaponry; Pakistan, with its serious political unrest; the Zionist-led 60-year conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians; and now Lebanon. Very few of the violent incidents in that entire area are the work of the “Muslim radicals” who are blamed for them—this is part of the propaganda to instill the idea that the new enemy of peace and freedom is the Islamic religion. The “insurgents,” the political label given the ones trying to free their people from foreign occupation, in previous times were “patriots” fighting to liberate their countries from foreign oppressors. Most of the death and destruction, including many of the suicide bombings, are “black-ops” activities implemented or directed by the Illuminati-controlled faction of the CIA, often using mind-controlled individuals. But the big picture is that all the violence reinforces the necessity to keep waging the fictional “war on terror.” Expanding this “war” is an Illuminati priority not only to further erode civil and God-given rights, but to gain “popular” support to include the manpower required to keep their conquests and occupation going in their march to world control. That never can happen except in some delusional minds that are captive of lowest third density energy forces.
Now, in the context of the universal continuum and multiple lifetime experiencing, what is happening in those countries is the winding up of the third density karma that started in ancient times and has been brought forward throughout the ages. In pre-birth agreements, today’s inhabitants chose to return specifically to participate in this balancing process for themselves and their lands to aid Earth’s ascension out of third density’s hotbed of darkness. Starting at a later time, the same is true of the nations in Africa where tyranny and bloodshed has long been a way of life. Understandably, the end of oppression and death in all of those areas will come more slowly than in countries without the need for that heavy karmic balancing. While life is no less traumatic for the affected populations on a conscious level, putting their living and dying in the karmic context permits the understanding of why that is continuing even as the light keeps intensifying.
With reference to the recent incident of Palestinians exploding the wall at Egypt’s border so they could enter that country to get food and other necessities, the purpose in third density context is clear—oppressed peoples taking survival into their own hands. The higher view is, this is symbolic of all barriers between peoples and borders between nations breaking down as awareness of the unity of all souls is rising.
Another aspect of the controlled mass information is that tragedies wherever they are happening receive the most focus to perpetually keep fear, violence and sorrow on center stage. No individual can assimilate that extent of humankind’s suffering, and the dark ones rely on apathy as the reaction to those overwhelming numbers along with your feeling helpless to change anything and therefore doing nothing. Oh, how deluded they are! Millions are taking bold steps and bringing about positive change all the way from small communities to international movements. Expansion of the light that is permeating hearts and minds throughout the world CANNOT be stopped! Please do not think that only the ones in leadership positions are important—EVERY soul is essential, and simply by radiating your own light, each of you is contributing to the transformation of your world.
That is how it must be because it is your world. Messages from spiritually evolved beings time and again reassure you that myriad members of your universal family are among you and surrounding your homeland planet to assist you every step of the way. Out of their love and honor for you, they are there to help you manifest the wondrous world of your vision. And don’t forget that in every moment, we in spirit are enfolding you in unconditional love!
LOVE and PEACE
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Summary: The following UFO case comes from Skywatch International, and the National UFO Reporting Center. A very detailed investigation was done on the experiences of four hunters camping out in the state of Idaho. These four men would encounter a huge UFO, turning a restful, enjoyable hunting trip into a night of terror... a kind of terror that still haunts them to this day.
Frightening Experience Begins: This unusually frightening experience occurred on September 27, 2000, in the central part of Idaho. The four hunters were old friends, who had visited the same region for over twenty years, and always looked forward to their Autumn trips. The actual event began at 9:45 P.M. on a cold evening, as one of the hunters made a short walk from camp to his pick-up truck to get some food from his storage chest.
The Triangular Shaped Object: As he reached into the bed of his truck, his flashlight illuminated the night sky above him. He was startled to see something extremely large right above him, where it should not have been. He fell to his knees from the shock of the sight of the bottom of an immense, triangular shaped object. The object was filling the dark sky above.
The Hunter's Description: His first estimation of the object was that it was at least the size of a football field, several hundred feet on all sides. The corners were slightly rounded, and its exterior exhibited a distinct texture. The size of the object was so immense that it seemed to hide the entire sky above him. The frightened 43 year old hunter began to yell for the other three to come outside, and verify that he was not seeing things.
Hysterical, Scared Voice: The other three would vividly remember the sound of his voice, a hysterical, scared voice, calling for help. At first, they thought that a bear was upon their camp, and was attacking their mules, or worse, their friend. They rushed to the door of the camper. Nothing could prepare them for what they were about to see. Two of the hunters were able to reach outside in time to see the object overhead, as it slowly began to move away.
Description of the Triangle: It moved without a sound toward a nearby mountain. The two men remembered a faint whining sound, which occurred simultaneously with the glow of lights on the underneath of the craft. They would then observe a white light, which was visible at each of its three corners. A red light strobed from the middle of the belly.
Like a Hockey Puck: Two of the hunters grabbed their binoculars to get a closer look. They were almost transfixed as they watched the other-worldly object for at least 60 seconds. As the object began to ascend and move up a narrow canyon in the nearby mountain, the men stated that the craft moved "like a hockey puck gliding over ice,--very smooth and unwavering," according to the NUFORC investigative reports.
Effects on the Hunters: The men were totally stunned by their experience, and frightened to the point of moving to a motel, three hours away from their campsite. The NUFORC report would state:
"One of the two, the first to witness the object, spent a very uncomfortable night, lying awake and thinking about the object he had witnessed hours earlier. He felt keenly on edge, and startled dramatically on one occasion, for example, when the electric heater in their room suddenly came on."
NUFORC Investigates: The next morning, the hunters contacted local government authorities, and the NUFORC offices. They gave all the details of their experience, including the coordinates of their campsite. As to be expected, nothing was forthcoming from local government, but NUFORC was on the scene immediately, and made a full and detailed report of the event.
Still Unexplained: The triangular shape of the object has been reported many times during UFO sightings, and has been captured on photo and video. What was the source of this strange, eerie object which moved across the mountains of Idaho that night? The case is still listed as "unexplained."
Saturday, January 26, 2008
British Columbia Reports Posted: January 2, 2008
Date: December 2007
HBCC UFO Research would like to request that if anyone might have some ideas of what this creature may have been, would you please write to me with your ideas. I have lived here all of my life, or in B.C. and heard of some strange stories of unusual animals roaming the McBride, British Columbia area, but haven't personally received an eyewitness account.
My wife's uncle was on his way home from Fort MacMurray to meet up with the rest of his family for Christmas and saw a strange animal approximately 30 minutes west of McBride,B.C. After he described it to me, I said "ok, what's the punchline" but he assured me that what he saw was real (he studied it for 25 minutes or so) and had only mentioned it to me as he is very curious as to what he saw and knows that I spend a great deal of time in the outdoors. I told him I would put the description on HBCC and see what kind of ideas would be presented (I was drawing a blank.)
Here's the story. He said it was pretty snowy, so he was driving slow, and noticed an animal on the shoulder of the road. Thinking it was a moose, he came to a stop and couldn't believe what he saw. At approximately 20 feet in front of his truck was a big black bear sized animal (roughly 400 lbs or so) with a shape similar to that of a huge wolf. It was black with white or silver tips along his back and had hair that he guessed would be at least a foot long. He had about a 3 to 4 foot long tail that was roughly a foot in diameter and was very fluffy. He had a dark brown, oval, blunt face with rounded ears similar to a bear but had strange teeth clearly visible outside of its' gums. It had a very pronounced shoulder hump and a swayed back, long legs and stood roughly 4 to 5 feet at the shoulder and was approximately 8 feet long (overall length). He said the feet (and tracks as he later investigated) were sort of a mix between a bear and a wolf and had very large claws - larger than any grizzly he had ever seen and were widely spaced.
He said that it moved so slowly across the road to the opposite ditch that the whole process took around 25 minutes. He said it was really "sloth" like. Unfortunately he didn't have a camera so he has no evidence of what he saw.
I jokingly asked what he had been smoking prior to his road trip (even though he is not that type) but he assured me that he was fully coherent and was not making the story up. He has lived all over Canada, is an avid hunter, has seen 200+ pound wolves in the Yukon, numerous grizzlies, black bears, cougars etc. but couldn't even come close to identifying what species this creature was.
Anyway, I was stumped. I've held up my end of the bargain by posting the description on here so I will ask all of you what he asked me...."ever seen anything like that?"
Thank you to the person for the really interesting report.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research. email: email@example.com Website: http://www.hbccufo.org http://www.brianvike.com, http://www.hbccufo.com, http://www.hbccufo.net HBCC UFO Research International: http://www.hbccufointernational.org/
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Friday, January 25, 2008
In 1968 I stood looking up at a small star wondering if there was intelligent life on it. I was suddenly enclosed in a narrow dim light from it which turned my life and eventually, my belief patterns, topsy-turvy. At that time I was happily painting in oil and water color. Now I am writing daily for our friends from beyond our planet. But are they all friends who are visiting our planet? Are they like us? Can they understand us based on their own environmental backgrounds?
Since 1976, Capt. Hilarion, of the Space Ship Jilstron (Voyageur), has been supplying me with some answers. He uses this name because he was caught on this planet a few hundred years ago as a walk in. The body was that of a dying youth named Hilarion. He used it to try to help some of the people whom he had heard crying out for help while he was on his ship. He had improved the health of the body but its former owner had slipped into the astral and the body seemed to hold him captive. He was a long time getting back to his ship.
The first time I wrote for Hilarion was a letter to Edgar Mitchell, the astronaut. It took all day to receive it. The following is an excerpt from the letter which explains a little of what they had been doing to me.
"We have taken her step by step from physically projected phenomena to astral visioning of those who have passed over and she is now in our frequency vibration. We will bring her yet into another frequency vibration having to do with color."
Yesterday I was one of the speakers at a UFO meeting of mostly people who had seen or been contacted by a UFO. We each told of our experiences. One man said that the government had notified all hospitals to look for devices implanted in people when taking x-rays. I then told them that an implant had been made above the junction of each ear 16 years ago. It was when I started channeling in 1975 that they told me the implant was a micro size device for sending and receiving. I immediately knew something had been done to me by the odd kind of light I had stood under because immediately after I began to feel an itching above each ear and discovered large lumps. The next day a woman looked at them and said they looked like burns with pinhead scabs in the center. For a long time I felt like a guinea pig being experimented on. I had no fear.
Several nights later I saw what appeared to be a metallic, or glass, globe about 4 ft in diameter hovering a foot above the roof of my 27 ft. travel trailer. As I went towards it, it silently rose straight up, and quickly disappeared without a sound.
Late afternoon a few days later I was relaxing outside, unfortunately wearing a large brimmed hat, when to my amazement, I saw a projection of a man wearing a white gown such as one sees in Jesus' pictures standing on a small round platform. Attached to the base on either side of the figure were two rods extending up into a curve, then into a point where two others joined it from in back of the figure. It was a monochrome from dark blue to bluish white and slightly out of focus. Another one followed it which I barely saw because I had kept my eyes glued on the first one till it was flicked off to my left. I would have seen more if I hadn't had the hat on. Later I told a minister and he said I had had a vision. My artist trained eyes did not agree.
During this period I was reading everything I could lay my hands on about UFOs. By 1970 I became concerned about what I was involved in and decided to find someone else who had been contacted. I had read Dan Fry's "the White Sands Incident" and found where he lived in Merlin, Oregon. I bought a Volkswagon van that I could live in and drove to Merlin and met Dan and his lovely wife Tahalita and was absorbed into a big UFO meeting. This was the last of June in 1970.
I stayed 12 days and then drove North to Washington, eventually camping at North Head Light on the beach near Fort Canby. As usual, I was seeing lights in clusters at times in the sky. I tried to snap color slides of them. It was a month before I had them developed. On one was Hilarion's ship. (I have a copy of that photograph.)
I saw my first UFO when sitting with my friend Peg Lusman high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was evening and suddenly a bright light shot out from the north over the ocean at a terrific speed. South of us in Mexico it made an abrupt right angled turn inland without slowing down. Incidentally, it was Peg who first told me about UFOs.
Later in my yard I saw a small star above me to the southwest, turn reddish and slowly move into a position S.E. of my home and become stationary.
Another time, a little to the North I saw one again turn reddish and shoot north at great speed.
I have found if I focus on any light, or star, they start seeming to move erratically. Don't let yourself be fooled by this. There is a medical name for this which I've forgotten.
In 1975 I started channeling and writing in verse. Before this I was constantly seeing shadowy people walking along shadowy paths. There seemed to be an overlay landscape a few hundred feet above the mountains South of my home.
I wonder what other abilities the micro implants may have that were placed in a very mentally sensitive part of my anatomy? I wonder how much earth's governments are aware of?
I met a famous author, a fine man, who after some things I told him said, "You know I'm a Catholic." I said, I had been and in 1928 had left the religion for good. Now I will soon be 84 and have never regretted it. The reason I mentioned this is because I wonder how much religious beliefs limit truths from being brought into common knowledge. I remember all the wrong beliefs we had in the 1920s and 1930s which later were proved wrong.
It is beginning to be my belief that the prophets in the Bible were hearing the voice of someone calling himself a god in a UFO. I don't think a true good god would tell people to worship him by killing anything, much less rubbing ones fingers in the blood and smearing it on a wooden altar overlaid with gold. Jesus' prayer might have originally been "MY FATHER IN HEAVEN," which need not refer to Moses' god.
Incidentally, one of the first things Hilarion asked me was "would I make a blood sacrifice in worship of my God?" I was both angry and shocked that anyone would ask me such a question. I indignantly said NO. What kind of people are you to ask such a question. The word God is a translation from the Hebrew word Elohim which is a plural word.
I am being reminded of the time they took me into the vibration of color, and here comes Capt. Hilarion.
We took her up to a special ship -- which did on the vibrations of color exist. Rose was the color they bathed themselves in -- just as on their planet a rose color they lived in.
We floated Marge down through the halls of this ship -- she saw some of its people as by open doors she slipped.
She noted the rose colored lights from the walls -- as she traversed the ship with its intersecting halls.
We took her to their home planet with the speed of a thought -- she saw a little of what on this planet nature had wrought.
She saw the rose colored sky making water seem red -- and a dark green grown which over its mountains and valleys like a carpet spread.
She saw a dirt road which went underground -- yet the rose colored light seemed to be all around.
She saw many buses much like yours - waiting to be used in a place obviously secure.
She saw no habitation of any kind -- but to take her underground we had no time. With the speed of a thought she was back in her chair -- not realizing the many light years she'd traveled while her body stayed there.
The people she saw weren't built quite like you -- they had evolved from pigeon-like animals which all over their planet moved.
Instead of wings they have arms like yours -- their lives are sedate and they're loving and secure.
Their laws are simple and easy to obey -- they are highly intelligent in no particular way.
They understand all about color and how its vibrations can be used -- they've used it to make their great ships through space move.
They liquify color in a way not known to man -- from the air which does their whole planet enspan.
Each color has a fragrance especially its own -- some colors like flowers in a pot can be grown. Colors grow wild like transparent plants.
And they have no bugs like your insects and ants.
Water planets also abound -- and new kinds of planets can sometimes be found.
The above had happened so long ago I had almost forgotten it. The mountains I saw were not as large and sprawling as ours but seemed close together with deep gorges separating them. The rose colored sky seemed to emphasize the dark green color of the tree grown covering the tops of the mountains to the streams in the gorges.
The glimpse I caught through the half open door was of people dancing together in a dignified way. The men I saw did remind me of pouter pigeons wearing bright red long tailed coats similar to those worn in an earlier period of our time on earth. (See the article on the truckers in Ufoexperiences.blogspot.com. The "birds" that followed them had guard birds in red coats.)
Something Hilarion didn't mention was the decorative Island in the center of the junction where two corridors crossed. Geometric shapes made of different colored glass enclosed something I couldn't see. Suddenly a pink, naked, very fat, man dashed out and ran across the corridor in front of me. He had something in his hand.
The women I saw dancing with the men seemed to have extremely large busts and were wearing very low cut gowns which seemed almost painted on their bodies. There was a bird-like look about their small heads.
During the early 1970s I was constantly being given visual experiences, which needed explaining, which has been done recently. Some of them I seemed to actually be living through when I was seeing with closed eyes. I also see with open eyes those in the astral. I think this is what happens to those who go through the earth's inner Akashic records or memories. Here comes Hilarion....
As your world revolves on its axis a fabric it weaves... containing each day's activities. Layer upon layer this fabric it wraps itself in...
As around its sun it constantly spins.
It remains in earth's aura for the space of one year... then it's compressed into earth's astral leaving space above clear for a new overlay which increases a planet's size... but so infinitesimally it can't be seen by human eyes.
Each time Hilarion gives me messages like the above he always add a bit more than in other messages similar to it which have been given before and also they are worded differently but mean the same thing.
Recently a woman brought me a book to read. She seemed under a kind of compulsion to bring it to me, which she herself stated. The title of the book was 'UFO Contact from Planet Iarga," by Stefen Denaerde who lives in Holland. His yacht, with his family aboard, ran up on top of a submerged space ship. The race of being son the submerged space ship had evolved from otters to a human level of intelligence. There was a portrait of one which for me seemed imbued with a strange magnetic quality, which seemed to establish an instant rapport with a fine gentle mentality who was aware of me as I him. I knew this book was based on truth, and more, I was having an out of body contact with one of the space visitors. Later I phoned Wendelle Stevens, co-author, and spoke to his daughter CeCe, telling her of the affect the book, especially the picture, had on me, and later sent her what Capt. Hilarion had written about the Iargans. I asked if others had had the same kind of experience when reading the book as I. Here comes Hilarion...
It's easy to attach a mental thought seed... through every painted portrait which will a contact breed.
Which can then attach themselves to a reader's mind... and with the person portrayed make a mental combine.
However it is dependent on the readers ability to receive... these sub micro mentalities. The Iargan's planet is quite similar to earth... and so is the way its people think and work.
The essence in the message Hilarion gave me was that the Iargans had overpopulated their own planet with its limited land space and were looking for another to colonize. However, they are not an aggressive people so were content merely to get to know some of us. I am very curious to know if there are others who reacted to this book as I did.
The above was written in 1984 for the Missing Link magazine. I have a HUGE 3 ring binder with all the writings Marge sent me. I have thought of writing a book about her in the future.
Some of the things she said then seemed so outlandish but we can see today that they have now become known or invented. The book about the Iargans I have written to you about already and how it affected one of the members of my original organization to the point where he fell over backwards into the closet when he saw it. It had the picture or painting on the front that Marge referred to of the Iargan like this man had seen in California.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
His gift works much like that of television's "Medium" character Allison Dubois and his abilities to accurately predict future events, see past events in his dreams, locate missing persons, and speak to those who have passed is remarkable. He is also a gifted healer who only needs a picture of the person to be healed to accomplish a healing.
If any of you know who David Wilcock is (the reincarnation of Edgar Cayce) then you will recognize that Patrick has the same abilities.
His only website to date in on MySpace and is located at http://www.myspace.com/prichards119 but don't let his lack of exposure deter you. He is new to the world of the internet and is destined to become well known in the future. Patrick asks only for a $10.00 donation to offset his living expenses. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a private online chat with him.
I can attest to Patrick's abilities. Without telling him one thing he told me about my childhood and things no one would know. He also told me about my past life which confirmed something I had been told before and he had no way to know that.
He is phenomenal and I am surprised he hasn't been discovered before this! I believe in the future you will hear a lot about him like "Adam, the young healer" in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
It is a sorry thing when he offered his services to the police and they wrote him off as a "quack!" How unfortunate for them. He definitely has the gift of second sight.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Life on Mars? Amazing photos from Nasa probe reveal mystery figure on Red PlanetBy BETH HALE - More by this author » Last updated at 22:06pm on 22nd January 2008
But if so, she could be in for an awfully long wait.
This photo of what looks remarkably like a female figure with her arm outstretched, was taken on Mars.
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has set the Internet abuzz with claims that there really is life on the red planet.
Others may well feel that it is simply an optical illusion caused by a landscape.
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The image was among many sent back to Earth by Spirit, Nasa's Mars explorer vehicle which landed there four years ago.
Initial inspections revealed nothing unusual, but closer examination by amateur astronomers has thrown up this intriguing picture.
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Painstaking: Space enthusiasts spent four years analysing this image, which on much closer inspection shows the 'alien'
As one enthusiast put it on a website: "These pictures are amazing. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what appears to be a naked alien running around on Mars."
Another, dismissing cynicism about the somewhat stony look of the "alien", wrote: "If you show me another rock in another photo from Mars, or Earth, that naturally looks like that, I will reconsider."
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Say cheese: The mystery image was captured by Nasa's explorer vehicle, Spirit
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Wed, 09 Jan 2008
On a desert highway in Australia's flat, dry centre sits a petrol station by a watering hole where extraterrestrials have been stopping off for millennia, or so "witnesses" say.
If truck drivers or passing tourists find themselves nodding off on the long drive between Alice Springs and Darwin, a pit stop at Australia's self-proclaimed UFO capital might just revive them.
While filling up the tank or their stomachs at Wycliffe Well's roadhouse, they might notice little green men holding out their hands or staring out at them from nearby walls.
That may be no cause for concern because these are probably just statues and paintings put there for the visitors' benefit. But according to locals the real thing is so common around here that people hardly even blink when they see it.
Lights in the sky, blue domed discs, silvery beings - all common stuff in Wycliffe Well, say locals, who see a secret connection with Australia's nearby spy facility of Pine Gap.
Sceptics, on the other hand, say the large number of sightings may rather reflect the high levels of alcohol consumption, for which Australia's Northern Territory is famous.
"When I came down here it was just a common occurrence. It was just one of those things. Even the previous owner just mentioned it to me in passing," said Lew Farkas, who has run the Wycliffe Well roadhouse and caravan park for 23 years and claims around half a dozen sightings of his own.
This tiny dot on the map, 400 kilometres north of Alice Springs, surrounded by scrub land, now attracts international visits from "experts," occasional UFO conventions and constant local media coverage of the unusual sightings in the vicinity.
"It is recognised throughout the world UFO industry," said Farkas.
Suggestions that the sightings could be caused by such normal phenomena as birds and aircraft landing lights are promptly dismissed by the UFO watchers.
"You take that with a pinch of salt. It's a lot of rubbish," said Farkas.
It's a quiet life for Farkas providing food and petrol for the dozens of cars that drive past daily on the monotonous route up the Stuart Highway punctuated only by flat scrub, termite mounds and the occasional dead kangaroo or wandering emu.
"There were lights doing manoeuvres in the sky"
But the night time visitations are more than enough to liven things up, he says, describing the most memorable of his own encounters.
There were lights doing manoeuvres in the sky, little ones dancing around the big ones, doing figures of eight, he said.
Farkas (59) was a physical training instructor in the Australian navy before he took over the roadhouse and says this sighting reminded him of manoeuvres around an aircraft carrier.
"That is how we used to do exercises, in exactly the same way. It looked exactly the same as we used to do at sea," he said.
"Over the years I have had quite a few sightings, mainly lights. I have had a close up encounter where I have actually seen the portholes - just like you read in the comic books of the past."
Farkas claims Wycliffe Well is one of only four or five places in the world where there are constant sightings of extraterrestrials and UFOs, probably the most famous being the Nevada Desert in the United States.
The remoteness of the Australian outback has made it harder for people to become aware of Wycliffe Well, but it seems the news is slowly spreading.
It was truck drivers who in modern times first noticed the unusual goings on, during World War II, when the waterhole gave rise to market gardens that fed the war effort against the Japanese up north in Darwin. Their stories were mainly of strange lights in the sky.
But local Aboriginals also report that extraterrestrials have been visiting the area for thousands of years, hanging out around some of the area's stunning rock formations, such as the Devil's Marbles, a sandstone formation just to the north along the Stuart Highway.
Recently, a group of Aboriginal women in a local community reported their own close encounter. They were sitting around playing cards when a big beam of light appeared.
"There is no airport so they have got to land somewhere"
UFOs apparently also land in the nearby Tanami desert, according to the believers. "There is no airport so they have got to land somewhere," said Farkas.
It used to be easy to tell when there was UFO activity, he said. The electronic banking and telephone lines would go out. But with a change to fibre optic technology that problem has disappeared.
Farkas dismisses claims that he might want to drum up interest in UFOs to boost business at his roadhouse, saying he has plenty of business from the constant stream of motorists passing by.
Barry Williams, editor of Australia's quarterly journal "The Skeptic" which attempts to debunk all kinds of suspect science, has other explanations for the sightings. Many could be of the planet Venus, others would be aircraft landing lights, he says.
"We are not skeptical of people sighting things. We are sceptical of some of the conclusions they come to from what they have seen. They don't stand up to any crucial thinking at all," he told AFP.
Alcohol or aliens?
The Northern Territory in general has the reputation of having a large number of sightings of UFOs, he said, which he suggests might be connected with the local drinking habits.
"I don't know whether this is in any way connected with the fact that the Northern Territory has the biggest beer consumption of anywhere on earth," he said.
Keith Douglass, a cleaner at Alice Springs hospital who follows UFOs on the side, says he has been up to Wycliffe Well about half a dozen times but has never seen anything.
Nevertheless, he has heard lots of tales, for example of an Aboriginal woman who was chased by a UFO.
"It is a flat disc with a blue dome. It has been sighted around Alice Springs a couple of times. It chased this lady into town. She saw it again up at Wycliffe Well," he said.
"Wycliffe Well - that's been going for years."
Monday, January 21, 2008
Truth Detector Confirms Businessman's Story
by Gary Richman
A respected businessman says he was abducted by aliens who zapped him aboard their UFO, drew more than a quart of blood, then zipped him back to earth - eight miles from where he was picked up.
"I was stupified - I thought I was dreaming," recalled Julio Platner, owner of a livestock feed store in Winifreda, Argentina.
A doctor who examined Platner says he's convinced the man was telling the truth - and Platner even passed a truth-detector test with flying colors.
His nightmare began as he was driving a van down a dirt road heading home, around 7:30 p.m. on August 9. (year?)
"I was suddenly taken aback by an intensely bright light, accompanied by a strange buzzing sound," he told the Enquirer.
"Suddenly I was seated in a strange room, but without my van. The beige walls looked cushiony. There were no doors or windows.
"Four strange beings were in the room. One had feminine features and the other three were manlike. They were about 5 foot 3" and wore skin tight uniforms that covered their feet, hands and heads.
"They had large bulging eyes but no eyelids or eyebrows, a small flat nose and a thin mouth.
"I was terrified. I asked who they were and what they were doing - and they answered me without talking. I had been taken aboard a flying saucer.
"I tried to get up and walk, but I seemed to be bound by an invisible shield. I heard a voice inside me telling me to remain calm, that nothing would happen to me.
"I noticed that my coat and sweater were not on me anymore, and my watch had also disappeared. One of the creatures came to me with a glass-like tube. He put it on my left wrist, then on the inside of my elbow..
"I could see he was extracting my blood - it was rising in drops through the transparent instrument.
"I received a mental order to stand. Amazingly, my watch, coat and sweater were on me again. There was another flash and I found myself on earth in my van - but eight miles away from where I'd been before."
Dazed and confused, Platner drove home and told his wife what had happened. At her urging, he notified police and saw a doctor.
"Everything backs up Platner's story," said police officer Carlos Ponce, who carried out the official police investigation of the case.
At the same time he says he was taken aboard the UFO, TV sets in the city had transmission interruptions - without explanation.
"I also discovered something very strange the next day - the tire marks from Platner's van run up to a certain point, then stop, confirming his story.
"And 15 days after the incident, a large circular UFO was seen flying over town."
To further check Platner's story, The Enquirer had a tape of his statements analyzed using a Psychological Stress Evaluator (PSE), a device used by more than 300 law enforcement agencies to determine if someone is telling the truth - no doubt about it."
Added Dr. Adolfo Pizarro, the physician Platner saw after his abduction, "In my professional opinion, there was an extraction of blood or some material."
"I have treated him for six years and can declare that Platner has always been calm, sound and sane. He's well-respected and an ideal citizen."
(Article taken from Cambridge UFO Research Group Newsletter, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Sunday, January 20, 2008
PIONEERING TELESCOPE PROJECT BOOSTED BY GATES
By Arthur H. Rotstein
The Associated Press
Sent in by Bob Gribble
TUCSON, AZ - A multi-partner project to build a pioneering telescope in Chile received a $30 million boost Thursday with donations from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and former company executive Charles Simonyl.
Simonyl is donating $20 million and Gates $10 million to pay for three major mirrors that will be used in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a nearly $400 million project that will be able to survey the entire sky every three nights - something never done before.
Astronomers anticipate surveying the heavens for 10 years, with observations starting in 2015.
"People can find out what's going on everywhere in the sky, and no one has ever done that before - not even come close," said Donald Sweeney, manager of the LSST Project, a public-private partnership headquartered in Tucson and comprising 23 universities, national laboratories and private entities.
The telescope is to be built on 9,000-foot Cerro Pachon in Northern Chile, near the town of LaSerena, and will be compact. Sweeney described it as essentially cube-shaped about 29 1/2 feet wide by about 23 feet in length and able to move quickly.
The telescope will take an image every 15 seconds nightly and its camera - the world's largest and most powerful digital device - will read out the image in two seconds.
With the telescope operating, he said, scientists will be able to quickly find Earth-threatening asteroids and exploding stars called supernovas and will be able to map out 100 billion galaxies.
Gates gave his donation directly, while the other gift came from the Charles Simonyl fund for Arts and Sciences, Jacoby said.
Through spokeswoman Lee Keller, Simonyl said he was attracted to the project through "its imaginative use of technology to create a new view of our universe."
Gates called the telescope imaginative in its technology and approach.
"LSST is truly an Internet telescope, which will put terabytes of data each night into the hands of anyone that wants to explore it," he said.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Mystery ‘arrowhead’ UFO spotted
A mysterious “flying Dorito-shaped” object which was seen by dozens of people just before Christmas has been spotted again – this time in the skies above Lower Gornal.
The strange unexplained flying object was seen by residents in Wallows Wood, off The Straits, at around 6.15pm on Tuesday.
Householders described the object as looking like an “arrowhead” with three orange lights arranged in the shape of an isosceles triangle.
Residents watched it move slowly across the sky before it disappeared from view in the direction of Wolverhampton.
It is the second time the triangular object has been spotted flying over the Black Country in recent weeks.
Scores of people contacted the Express & Star after seeing a UFO in the skies above Wednesfield and Dudley in December and Stourbridge-based UFO Research Midlands was deluged with calls and emails from onlookers who witnessed the object.
Lower Gornal resident Peter Wasdell, aged 57, said he could not believe his eyes when he saw the object.
“The dog started barking and when my wife went outside to find out what was going on she saw the object in the sky and called me out to have a look,” he said.
“There were three orangey lights in a triangle formation. They weren’t shaped like an equilateral triangle, more like an isosceles triangle, and shaped like an old fashioned arrow head. I don’t think it was a plane because we didn’t hear any noise.
“My daughter and her boyfriend and the next door neighbours all saw them and we watched them for about 15 minutes before they disappeared behind the trees.”
Paranormal enthusiast Craig Lowe, who is a member of the Birmingham UFO group, said the area was a “hotspot” for unexplained activity. Mr Lowe, who captured December’s sighting on videotape, said he believed the object could be some sort of military aircraft.
Birmingham International Airport spokesman John Morris said the airport took all reports of UFOs seriously. “We had a couple of inquiries before Christmas following the first sightings over Halesowen,” he revealed.
And then there was Texas:
Something is up (besides the UFOs), what do you all think it could be? There are too many sightings since the first of January.
Friday, January 18, 2008
A UFO IN PIERCE COUNTRY?
The Seattle Times, January 4, 2008
By Michael M. Phillips
The Wall Street Journal
The Democratic presidential candidate acknowledged a 1982 sighting, but has clammed up about the subject on the campaign trail. But two people who shared the experience are more forthcoming with details.
The 2006 presidential race has raised many questions about the candidates' personal histories. What exactly did Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich see hovering above actress Shirley MacLaine's house 25 years ago?
This fall MacLaine revealed in her new book that the Ohio congressman had seen a UFO and felt "a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind." In a Democratic presidential debate in late October, Kucinich acknowledged seeing something airborne that he couldn't identify and then defused the issue with a joke about opening a campaign office in Roswell, NM, the capital of unexplained sightings.
Since then, the long shot candidate has refused to elaborate on the experience.
Now, after keeping quiet about the incident for a quarter of a century, the two people who say they were at Kucinich's side that evening have come forward to describe an event they say left them convinced that there's intelligent life in outer space.
"At no time did I feel afraid, even though I felt very small," said one witness, Paul Constanzo. "I sensed that I was in the presence of a greater technology and intelligence."
The close encounter, Costanzo said, took place in September 1982 at MacLaine's former home in Graham Pierce County - an expansive estate on a ride above the Puyallup River, with a view of Mount Rainer.
Kucinich, 61, who declined several requests to comment for this article had been the wunderkind mayor of Cleveland in the late 1970s and had met MacLaine through Bella Abzug, the late New York congresswoman and feminist. The actress says she quickly realized she and Kucinich were kindred spirits. Years later, he asked MacLaine to be the godmother of his daughter.
"We just thought the same," MacLaine said in an interview. "We have the same political points of view."
When Cleveland voters ousted Kucinich after one tumultuous term, MacLaine offered him her home as a sanctuary where he could write his memoirs. He lived there for the better part of a year.
Also in residence was Costanzo, a Juilliard-trained trumpet player and jujitsu black belt, who worked as MacLaine's assistant, personal trainer and bodyguard. He and Kucinich became good friends, and Costanzo, now 55, served as deputy campaign director and security chief for the congressman's unsuccessful 2004 presidential run.
MacLaine - well-known for her fascination with things mystical and extraterrestrial - was in Canada that weekend in 1982, performing her one-woman show. But Costanzo's girlfriend at the time, a model and actress, was visiting when the UFO incident took place. She spoke after Constanzo requested she do so, and on condition that her name not be published.
Here's what happened, according to separate interviews with Costanzo and his former girlfriend.
The day was strange from the start. For hours, Kucinich, Costanzo and his companion noticed a high-pitched sound. "There was a sense that something extraordinary was happening all day," the girlfriend said. She and Costanzo siad none of the three consumed alcohol or drugs.
As they sat down to a dinner Kucinich spotted a light in the distance, to the left of Mount Rainer. Costanzo thought it was a helicopter. But Kucinich walked outside to the deck to look through the telescope that he had bought MacLaine as a gift. After a few minutes, Kucinish summoned the other two: "Guys, come on out here and look at this."
Constanzo and his girlfriend joined Kucinich, where they took turns perring through the telescope. What they saw in the far distance, according to both witnesses, was a hovering light, which soon divided into two, and then three.
After a few minutes, the lights moved closer and it became apparent that they were actually three charcoal-gray triangular craft, flying in a tight wedge. The girlfriend said she remembers each triangle having red and green lights running down the edges, with a laser-like red light at the tail. Costanzo said he recalls white lights, but no tail.
Costanzo said each triangle was roughly the size of a large van, while his former girlfriend compares it to a "larger Cessana, smaller than a jet certainly." Neither recalls seeing any markings, landing gear, engines, windows or cockpits.
The craft approached to within 200 yards, suspended over the field just beyond the swimming pool. Both witnesses say it emitted a quiet, throbbing sound - nothing like an airplane engine.
"There was a feeling of wanting to communicate something, but I didn't know what," Costanzo said.
The craft held steady in midair, for perhaps a minute, then sped away, Costanzo said. "Nothing had landed," he said. "No strange beings had disembarked. No obvious messages were beamed down. When they were completely out of sight, we all looked at each other disbelieving what we had seen."
At Kucinich's suggestion, they jotted down their impressions and drew pictures to memorialize the event. Kucinich kept the notes, according to MacLaine, who said he promised her recently that he would try to find them.
"It was proof to me that we're obviously not alone," the girlfriend said.
The next day, the group spotted what they thought to be military helicopters huzzing around the valley wehre they ahd made the sighting. And the high-pitched sound remained.
Kuchinich called MacLaine in Canada to tell her what had happened. "He said it was beautiful, serene, and it moved him," said MacLaine, who is supporting Kucinich's candidacy. "He was not afraid of it, let's put it that way. Seeing something that close and sophisticated and gentle."
MacLaine said she has seen UFOs from a distance in New Mexico and Peru, but never up close. She was envious.
"I'm the one who reports them, but they never make close visitation," she said. "What am I doing wrong?"
None of the three reported the incident to authorities. And over the years that followed, they shared the story with few people. "Unfortunately people are ridiculed when they say they've had these kinds of experiences, which is why I never came forward with it," the girlfriend said.
MacLaine said she called Kucinich before she included his UFO sighting in her book, "Sage-ing while Age-ing," a recounting of her spiritual and professional journeys. "I can handle it," she said he told her.
More recently, Kucinich has dodged it. Approached by The Wall Street Journal for comment in December - moments after he voted on a House resolution praising Christmas and Christianity - Kucinich looked unblinkingly ahead: "I don't have any comment," he said.
One time I was up at Mt. Rainier. It was getting late in the day and the sun was setting in the West. On the shadow side of the mountain something brilliant and shining was flying around. It was very small from my perspective. It definitely was a "UFO".
I used to belong to a group that would meet up at Longmire at the "Lodge," just outside the Rainier National Park gates. One night we were all outside when a UFO flew right over our heads.
Our UFO group (The UFOCCI) and the Tacoma Astronomy Club gathered together at a viewpoint up at Mt. Rainier. They brought their huge telescopes on wheels that we were allowed to look through. We saw the most fantastic sights out in the Universe. No UFOs but the Andromeda Nebulae, Saturn, etc. We spent the night at the viewpoint and left at dawn. I will never forget that night. Some of our members are no longer with us but they are somewhere out in that magnificent universe enjoying themselves! - Sunshine
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Posted: December 17, 2007
December 15, 2007
No major sightings. No mysterious fog. Some minor UFO movement high in the sky above the lake at approx: 3:00am.(on the 16th) However.
My daughter heard strange clicking noises outside which seemed to come from the trees on both sides of the road, so she got me and I went out and heard clicking noises as well. My daughter decided to snap some photos.
We looked at the photos taken around the house next door which captured more orbs and one "being" peering out the window of the empty house. After taking several more photos to rule out a reflection or coincidental whatever, we've all agreed it appears to be authentic and obvious. My husband yelled from the living room that the TV picture was growing small and large.
December 16, 2007
We took more pictures of the house next door and even peered into the window in the daylight and have come to the unanimous agreement that the shape of the alien in the photo cannot be explained away by reflections or anything else. There is nothing in the space the shape occupied.
They are out in full force tonight December 16th, starting around 7:00pm. We ran out the door, me in my bare feet so didn't even look at the time. There were 4 smaller ones that we could see very plainly zipping around and up and down and all around and they go very fast at times, but They swayed like attached by a string from side to side when they were more stationary. We also saw the big ship (jet sounding) Flew over us and then a while later coming another way and stopped then disappeared then again looked as if it was coming toward us and then disappeared. Very loud.
OK, I was talking to my husband who left this afternoon for camp in Burns Lake and he said that he was followed all the way to Topley by a craft. It flew along side him at quite a distance. Now as he sits in his bunk house there is banging and crashing going on and something on the roof. He is the only one in there as it is Sunday and the rest of the guys don't come till Monday.
As I was talking to my husband online I received an urgent phone call around 10 pm or so. It was my mom and she says, "Get up here! It is huge!" She heard her dog vomiting outside and as she opened the door to get him, she immediately saw a huge, bright light appear and she called her husband out to see as well. She said "it was as if someone turned on their snowmobile light in the fog." It lifted up and under it there were a bunch of white glowing smaller balls of light. By the time we (my youngest 17 year old son and my 21 year old daughter) got up there we saw a huge glow above the water tower about the size of a football field. It was hovering up and down. It remained there for a good half hour before it began to glide what seemed to be away from us further into the hills... Eventually the light, which was now a blue glow in the strategically placed fog and seemed to move farther back up or around the mountain. Finally the fog became a thick black cloud with a perfect glowing white outline. The cloud was lying low, covering only the area where the light was emanating from, and sometimes there appeared to be holes in the cloud straight through to the glow. That went on for about an hour longer but it slowly faded down to a dull blue glow in and the cloud wasn't as black anymore.
My two daughters, youngest son and the boyfriend decided to walk up to the water tower, much to my dismay. On the way up my oldest daughter and the boyfriend each witnessed an orb cross their path ahead, then they came across some very strange footprints (not human) in the snow, and saw a flash in the woods, at which point she began photographing and making a video of the prints. As they got closer to the water tower, they saw more flashes. They were small flashing points in the darkness between the trees, "like someone flicking a lighter". Then they noticed a steady glowing orb higher in a tree, less than 20 feet away from where they were on the road, probably about 15-20 feet up the tree. At that point they realized that something was there looking straight at them and it was time to go home.
When we see these things I wish at the time that there were others around to see it as well. My fear is that I would run up to one of the houses and bang on the door, and drag someone out, only to find the things gone. I would feel so foolish. These things happen so fast and then you are afraid to look away in case you miss something.
I have to mention that when driving down to the lake during a sighting I usually turn out the headlights. My truck allows me to drive without. Today, Dec 16th I didn't have my own truck and was using my son's car which has automatic driving lights and they stay on. I noticed each time I drove down to the lake with the lights on, all the lights and activity halted until we had the car and lights turned off. Sometimes it would be up to 20 min. before the UFOs would resume their "work?"
As I sit here typing this, it is 2:40 am Monday, December 17th and from my window I can see one of the UFOs between the lodge and the resort at the lake.
Thank you to the witnesses for the amazing report.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research. email: email@example.com Website: http://www.hbccufo.org http://www.brianvike.com, http://www.hbccufo.com, http://www.hbccufo.net HBCC UFO Research International: http://www.hbccufointernational.org/
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Many science fiction authors have had curious encounters with the paranormal, but none quite as unusual as those of Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), long a fan favorite who, in recent years, has finally been coming into his own with the general public.
"On December 16, 1928, in Chicago, Dorothy Kindred Dick gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. The babies were six weeks premature and very underweight. Unaware that she was not producing enough milk for both infants, and because no one--neither a family member nor a doctor-- suggested to her that she supplement their diet with formula, Dorothy undernourished the twins during the first weeks of their lives."
"On January 26, 1929, the baby girl, whom her parents had named Jane, died. She was buried in the cemetery in her father's hometown of Fort Morgan, Colorado. The little boy survived. His parents had his name, Philip, engraved alongside Jane's on the headstone; under his name, next to the dash that followed the date of birth he shared with his sister, a blank space was left."
"Not long afterwards, the Dicks moved to California."
"In Dorothy's case, the grief reaction was pronounced. In the first months of Phil's life, she kept a journal on his growth and behavior that testified to her love for the baby and nowhere focuses upon the death of the twin. But Dorothy's enduring anguish shows clearly in letters and conversations over the years dwelling on Jane's death and her role in it."
But, for her twin brother Phil, Jane just wouldn't stay dead.
"In his grade school years, Phil invented an imaginary playmate," a mysterious dark-haired girl who appeared repeatedly in his teenaged fiction. His imaginary playmate was a comfort "because he knew of Jane and yearned for her to be there, and if that seems strange--how could what had happened at his birth affect him so?--it can be corroborated by the testimony of anybody who has lost a twin."
Phil's father, Joseph Edgar Dick, was originally from southwestern Pennsylvania. He had enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1916 and served throughout World War I. Afterwards, in 1920, he married Dorothy, put himself through school and got a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Phil "was five when his parents separated and divorced" in 1933. Five years later, Dorothy took her son to San Francisco, where she "took a job in the U.S. Forestry Department office located on the Berkeley campus of the University of California...A feminist and pacifist, a tireless proponent of progressive ideas, Dorothy blossomed in this academic enclave in which one could be both an office worker and a women's rights activist."
"Phil had asthma and episodes of tachycardia, and he took full advantage of his conditions to miss school at every opportunity. Even when she could tell he was faking symptoms, Dorothy," herself plagued by ill health, "played along and let him stay home." It didn't affect his academic performance. Phil was an A and B student all through school and, at an age when his classmates were reading the Hardy Boys or Don Winslow of the Navy, he was reading Immanuel Kant, William Burroughs, the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita and Finnegan's Wake.
Phil "loved to tell the story of how he discovered SF: 'I was twelve (in 1940) when I read my first sf magazine...it was called Stirring Science Stories and ran, I think, four issues. The editor was Don Wollheim, who later on (in 1954--J.T.) bought my first novel...and many since. I came across the magazine quite by accident; I was actually looking for Popular Science. I was most amazed. Stories about science? At once I recognized the magic I had found, in earlier times, in the Oz books...this magic now coupled not with magic wands but with science...In any case, my view became magic equals science and science (of the future) equals magic...'"
"He collected illustrated magazines with titles like Astounding! and Amazing! and Unknown! and these periodicals, in the guise of serious scientific discussion, introduced him to lost continents, haunted pyramids, ships that vanished mysteriously in the Sargasso Sea (now known as the Bermuda Triangle --J.T.). But he also read stories by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, the recluse from Providence, Rhode Island, whose protagonists face abominations too monstrous for them to name or even describe."
(Editor's Comment: Reading Lovecraft, eh? Poor Phil. In no time at all, like my friend Terry says, he'll be "slip-sliding down the toboggan slope of bass-ackward evolution.")
"From time to time, Phil saw his father, who had remarried and settled in Pasadena, where he worked for the (U.S.) Department of Commerce and became a regular on a local radio program called This is Your Government."
(Editor's Comment: A radio show called This Is Your Government!? Man, that's scarier than anything Phil ever wrote!)
In 1944, at age 16, Phil had his first paranormal experience.
"Phil began having a recurring dream in which he found himself in a bookstore trying to locate an issue of Astounding! that would complete his collection. The rare, indeed, priceless issue contained a story entitled 'The Empire Never Ended' that, if only he could get his hands on it, would reveal the secrets of the universe to him."
"The first time he had the dream he awoke just as he had worked his way down to the bottom of a pile of old magazines he was sure contained the prized issue. He waited anxiously for the dream to recur, and whenever it did he found the pile of magazines exactly as he had left it. Again he started rummaging through. With each recurrence of the dream, the pile became smaller and smaller, but he always awoke before he could get to the bottom of it."
"He spent days reciting the story's title to himself, until he could no longer distinguish it from the sound of blood beating in his ears when he had a fever. He could see the letters that formed the words of the title; he could picture the cover illustration. The illustration worried him, even though--or because--he couldn't quite bring it into focus."
"Over the course of weeks, Phil's desire to find the magazine turned into anxiety that he might actually do so. He knew that if he read 'The Empire Never Ended' the world's secrets would be revealed, but he also understood the danger of such knowledge. He had read it in Lovecraft: if we knew everything, we would go mad with terror."
"Eventually, Phil began to see his dream as a diabolical trap. The buried issue was lying in wait, ready to devour him whole. Instead of tearing through the pile of magazines as he had at first, Phil tried to slow his fingers as they pulled one magazine after another from the pile, bringing him closer and closer to the final horror. He became afraid to fall asleep."
"Then, for no apparent reason, he stopped having the dream. He awaited its return, first nervously, then impatiently; at the end of two weeks, he would have given anything for the dream to come back."
(Editor's Note: Eventually, it did--over 30 years later, in 1977. But that's another story.)
Phil wondered if he had some sort of psychic link to his dead sister. Or, even more amazingly, what if Jane were still alive and well and living in another world, a parallel universe containing a "twin" of our Earth?
On "our" Earth, Jane Charlotte Dick had died on January 26, 1929, and Phil was the surviving twin. But what if things were reversed on that "other" Earth? What if Phil was the one who had died in 1929? What if there was another Jane living over there at right this moment, a dark-haired teenaged girl with the same interests in typing, reading and listening to music? What would that Earth be like?
The idea simmered as Phil matured as a popular sci-fi writer in the 1950s. By 1957, he was contributing one short story per month to five different magazines. Finally, in 1962, the idea found expression in what Phil intended to be his first "mainstream" novel--The Man in the High Castle.
In the "alternate history" of Castle, "after their final crushing victory over the Allies in 1947, the Axis powers divided up the world between them. The Third Reich has Europe, Africa and that portion of America east of the Rocky Mountains, while Japan rules Asia, the Pacific and America's western states. Chancellor Martin Bormann continues his predecessor's policies, turning an appreciable percentage of the Reich's subject populations into bars of soap and the African continent into...well, no one knows for sure, and no one really wants to know. The populations ruled by Japan, on the other hand, bear a more humane yoke of oppression--no concentration camps, no police terror."
The setting is San Francisco, and the heroine is Juliana Frink--a thinly-disguised grown-up version of Phil's sister Jane. Indeed, "Juliana" even has the same job Phil had in the late 1940s and early 1950s, managing an antique store in the city with a sizable jazz collection.
"There is, however, another text that exceeds even the I Ching in plot prominence--The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, a novel-within-a-novel in which the Allies, not the Axis, prevailed" in World War II. "In this twist, Phil was influenced by Ward Moore's (1953) novel, Bring the Jubilee, in which the South has won the (American) Civil War."
"So threatening is its premise that Grasshopper is banned," and sci-fi writer Hawthorne Abendsen, the author, is forced to go into hiding in Cheyenne, Wyoming to avoid the Gestapo, which now operates on a global basis.
Strange things start happening when Juliana finds a weird silver triangle pendant in her store. People begin slipping from her Earth into our world, as Phil chillingly describes in the case of Japanese official Nobosuke Tagomi.
"Sitting on a bench in a public park in San Francisco, Tagomi distractedly takes a piece of (Juliana's) jewelry, a silver triangle, out of his pocket, and begins to rub it, then examine it. The silver catches the sun's rays."
"Tagomi leaves the park, lost in thought. He tries to hail a bicycle taxi--a 'pedicab'--and is surprised to find none around. On reaching the waterfront, he is amazed by the spectacle before him: a gigantic swath of concrete stretches as far as the eye can see along the edge of the bay. It looks like a midway ride on a monstrous scale, swarming with strange-looking vehicles. He has passed here on any number of occasions and never seen this futuristic-looking structure that must have taken months, perhaps years, to build. He shuts his eyes and opens them again, but the apparition remains. In a panic, he stops a passerby and asks him to explain what this monstrosity before them is. The man's reply, that Tagomi is looking at the Embarcadero Freeway, fills him with confusion and dismay."
"He goes into a coffee shop to seek solace, but the lunch counter is full, and none of the people there--all Caucasians--will give up their seats for him, even though as a Japanese" and an Occupation official "he should be shown more deference. He feels as if the earth is giving way under his feet. What nightmare has he fallen into?"
Moments later, the silver triangle twinkles again, and Tagomi is returned to his familiar San Francisco, with its rickshaws, tea houses, geishas, miniature electronic devices, pedestrians and off-duty Japanese soldiers.
The Man in the High Castle turned out to be a home run for Phil, winning him the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963 and launching him into the front rank of American science fiction authors.
Phil passed away on March 2, 1982. His father "Edgar Dick, very old now, came to retrieve his son's body and took it to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where Phil's gravesite had been waiting for him for fifty-three years. Only the date of his death needed to be engraved on the stone. When Phil was laid next to Jane, the old man, who until then had shown no emotion, saw the tiny coffin again and burst into sobs."
Ever wonder what happened to the "other" Jane?
Maybe we should pop over to that alternate Earth and have a look at the Neue Amsterdammer Zeitung for September 11, 1983.Extracted from "The UFO Files"