Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Says UFOs Are Real

Scientist-Astronaut Edgar Mitchell: "UFOs are real and we are not ...

American Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Edgar Dean Mitchell, who flew on the 1971 Apollo 14 mission to the moon, says there is extraterrestrial life, and that it´s being concealed by the United ...

Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Says UFOs Are Real

Associated Content - ‎4 hours ago‎
Edgar Mitchell, one of the last astronauts to fly to the moon (Apollo 14), believes that we are not alone. In fact, he said just those exact words. ...

Astronaut Says UFO's Really Do Exist

KARK - ‎14 hours ago‎
The astronaut, Edgar D. Mitchell, is credited with the longest moonwalk in human history. He told the media "we are not alone" and called on the US ...

They Stalk by Night: Vampires and UFOs?
Micah A. Hanks looks at the eerie similarities between vampires and the UFO phenomenon.
— Gralien Report

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

UFO, Plane, or Comet to Blame
for Mysterious Lights

Was it a plane, was it a flying saucer, or was it a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere? That is what two men on the Gold and Sunshine coasts are asking after both saw a mysterious white light shooting through the night sky on Monday.

Nerang resident Michael Baker was standing outside the Worongary shopping center looking at the sunset when he saw the strange light travelling from the west about 5.50pm. "We were just taking in the sunset, looking at the clouds and suddenly we saw a big white streak," he said.

FOXNews - ‎Mar 31, 2009‎
By Andrea Thompson AP A brilliant fireball in the Virginia sky on Sunday was likely a natural meteor event and not the remnants of a Russian rocket, ...
Daily Press

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Sorprendentes acontecimientos están ocurriendo en todo el mundo y no tanto como una palabra sobre ellos se escribe o dice en el West.In Arabia Saudita la semana pasada, lo que podría muy bien haber ser un OVNI, posiblemente estrellarse en la tierra, literalmente, fue presenciado por millones de personas en los alrededores. Varias fotos del objeto han llegado a light.Arabic idioma foros son abuzz con ciudadanos sauditas afirman haber sido testigos de lo que es descrito por algunos de que normalmente es conservador, la Arabia Saudita de prensa como un posible OVNI a la tierra, ya sea chocando o simplemente la ejecución de maniobras destinadas a asustar humans.Others están reclamando el objeto era un asteroide o un Satellite.Witnesses
, según se informa, se espera de una explicación de la oficina meteorológica local, pero no han recibido respuestas yet.ON miércoles 7 de enero después de las oraciones noche un ruido fuerte se escuchó en el cielo, seguido por el avistamiento de una gran luz intensa partida desde el oeste por encima de la región de Al-Qasim al este de Arabia Saudita la capital Riad. Muchos lugareños han visto meteoritos antes de esto, pero este alegó un ajuste no la típica descripción de todos: se trata de un color verde azul y verde se disparando lasers.One testigo Khalid comentó "Nadie ha visto jamás nada igual". Sorprendentemente de un incidente que ni siquiera ha hecho las noticias en el Oeste, el objeto fue visto tan lejos como Kuwait.The ausencia completa de esta historia dentro de los medios de comunicación occidentales es realmente sorprendente ya que este no era el promedio de un incidente en el que pocas personas viendo extraño cosas en el cielo, la policía saudí recibió miles de llamadas acerca de este incidente. También se informó de que miles de personas fueron aterrorizados por lo que vieron y escucharon y muchos incluso comenzó a orar. Algunos incluso han publicado mensajes en la red de alerta de que esta podría ser una señal de Dios para los reinos silencio sobre Gaza. Habitantes de la región en la que el objeto parecía ser la rúbrica afirman que oyeron una explosión y sintió un gran temblor que indica que el objeto se estrelló. El gobierno saudí no ha publicado información sobre el accidente, pero se informó de que la zona sellada.
Informe especial por Michael Cohen.
Enviado por ADOLFO GANDIN OCAMPO a grupo años luz.

Encontre este video en relacion con la noticia.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

World's Researchers Prepare for a Cosmic Encounter
from Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

The first International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference is being held in Granada, Spain, on 27-30 April. Among the topics under discussion will be preparations for the near-Earth flyby of asteroid 'Apophis' in 2029.

On 13 April 2029 - twenty years from now - the Earth flyby of asteroid Apophis may become a significant milestone in our understanding of Earth's closest neighbors, the Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). World experts on the subject will discuss how best to prepare for the flyby at a conference that starts next week.

FULL ARTICLE: http://earthchangesmedia.com/secure/3247.326/article-9162524866.php

LYRID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Lyrid meteor shower is underway. "I saw two bright Lyrids last night," reports Marsha Adams of Sedona, Arizona."They seem to start out orange and finish green." She caught this one using a Nikon D200:

Forecasters expect the shower to peak on April 22nd with 10 to 20 meteors per hour over the northern hemisphere. The best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Wednesday morning.

Got clouds? No problem. If you can't see the shower, you can listen to it on Space Weather Radio. We are streaming live signals from the Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas. Whenever a meteor passes overhead--ping!--there is an echo. The Lyrids should produce a surge of audio activity.

more images: from Roman Piffl of Bratislava, Slovakia; from Jens Hackmann of Bad Mergentheim, Germany; from Brian Emfinger of Ozark, Arkansas; from Quentin D. of le Havre, Normandy, France

Lyrids meteor shower peak before dawn Wednesday

The News-Press - ‎9 hours ago‎
by kevin lollar • klollar@news-press.com • April 21, 2009 It's neither the most famous nor the most spectacular meteor shower, but the Lyrids meteor shower, ...
Asheville Citizen-Times - iT

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

NASA Scientist Says We'll Find Life On Other Planets Within 10 Years

Peter Smith, principal investigator of NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission, predicts that we'll find life outside Earth within 10 years. While Smith is not predicting we'll encounter the six-legged apes that appeared on Mars in the science fiction books by Edgar Rice Burroughs that captured his imagination as a youngster, he does think we'll find microscopic organisms there.

Whether it happens this century or a thousand years from now, we're going to be sending humans to the Red Planet, according to Smith. Peter Smith, principal investigator of NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission, predicts that we'll find life outside Earth within 10 years.

FULL ARTICLE: http://earthchangesmedia.com/secure/3247.326/article-9162524879.php

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Rare Magic Inscription on Human Skull

To combat demons—who cause medical problems as well as other mishaps and ills—people invoked numerous magic rites and formulae. The magic rites could also serve as a love charm. Your desired one would surely fall in love with you if the proper incantation was invoked. The reverse was also true. To bring disaster on your personal enemy, you would invoke a curse text. These often-strange and mystifying incantations were usually inscribed in cramped writing in a spiral on the interior of the bowls.
Not all magic incantation texts were written on bowls. Sometimes they were written on parchment, tin, lead, copper, silver and even gold. Occasionally we find one on even more exotic materials such as eggs. Now from the Moussaieff collection comes one written on a skull.2
It appears that only four other skulls with incantation texts have come to light—and a dim light at that.3 None of them was excavated professionally. All simply surfaced on the antiquities market.
And all but the Moussaieff skull have been known since the early 20th century. The great Aramaic scholar James A. Montgomery of the University of Pennsylvania studied one in the university’s museum collection, about which he wrote in 1913.4 When he examined it, the entire skull was there and well preserved, although in a shattered state. Montgomery reported two inscriptions on the skull. Unfortunately, the text was not very clear, and he managed only a few comments on the text. Even more unfortunate, the skull does not appear to have been well cared for since Montgomery’s time. Among the 17 remaining skull pieces I examined in Philadelphia—which were poorly mounted on a precarious wire structure with what appears to be something like epoxy glue—I found only what appears to be part of the shorter inscription. It is painfully clear that there is much less of the object at the present than there was when Montgomery examined it. And what is left of the skull appears to be in poor condition.
Montgomery’s comments on what he could salvage of the Philadelphia skull text indicate that it referred to “spirits” and “Liliths,” in the plural. In this period, high infant and birthing-mother mortality rates were attributed to Lilith demons, who were thought to roam the earth looking for pregnant women and newborn infants to attack. Lilith, of course, emerges later, in the medieval period, as the mythological first wife of Adam who refused to be subservient to him. But the motif of the demoness who roams the earth looking for newborn infants to devour has its roots in much-earlier Mesopotamian traditions and persists throughout history.
In addition to the Philadelphia skull, Montgomery mentioned two other skulls in the Berlin Museum that he was not able to examine. I noticed an additional skull at the Berlin Museum—so there are actually three, not two, specimens there. The texts on two of the three are extremely fragmentary. One fragmentary text, however, records the name of the powerful and sinister demon Yaror, the so-called “demon of dispatch” known from other incantation texts. This skull also contains a drawing of a bound demon, not dissimilar to the figures occasionally found in the incantation bowls. Perhaps this is Yaror himself.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

After almost five years of delays, the publication date and (new) title of Dan Brown's sequel to his blockbuster The Da Vinci Code has been announced. No longer is it going to be The Solomon Key; instead, the title is The Lost Symbol, and it will hit bookstores on September 15 this year (already available for pre-order and in the Top 10 at Amazon US and UK, at absolutely mad prices for a hardcover):

The Lost Symbol will have a first printing of 5 million copies, and it will once again feature Dan Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. The announcement was made today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

"This is a great day for readers and booksellers," said Mehta."The Lost Symbol is a brilliant and compelling thriller. Dan Brown's prodigious talent for storytelling, infused with history, codes and intrigue, is on full display in this new book. This is one of the most anticipated publications in recent history, and it was well worth the wait."

Brown's longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book's narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan's readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. The Lost Symbol is full of surprises."

"This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," said Brown. "Weaving five years of research into the story's twelve-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."

Of course, having written a book called The Guide to Dan Brown's The Solomon Key, I'm a bit disappointed with the title change. Not least, because it makes me feel that I've misled readers (though to be fair to myself, the title was my publisher's decision, not mine). However, it is worth noting that The Solomon Key was not a guess. It was always planned as the title until recently - 'The Solomon Key' was announced as the title by Brown's publisher back in 2005, he has website domains for that title listed under his name until 2016, and he has maintained a trademark claim on the title since 2004, updating it most recently in December 2008.

The question is: Brown has changed the title of the book. Will he change the content as well? That would be a bold move, considering that his publisher has run website competitions which overtly stated many of the topics to be discussed in the DVC sequel, and Brown's website has also stated the setting (both of which I expanded upon in my book). On the other hand, both my book, and things like the National Treasure movies and Brad Meltzer's The Book of Fate, may have stolen much of Brown's thunder when it comes to revealing hidden aspects of American history - so he still could have been tempted to change the setting and themes on that basis. Though today's press release keeps the book's themes secret, perhaps the most revealing part is Dan Brown's statement that he had weaved "five years of research" into the book. This would suggest that many of the original topics are in the book, rather than a late change of theme in the last couple of years.

One more mystery worth contemplating: last year, Brown's then-publisher Stephen Rubin (who originally announced the title The Solomon Key a few years previous) talked to the press, saying "Dan Brown has a very specific release date for the publication of his new book, and when the book is published, his readers will see why." Now, it's only been a few hours since I've heard the publication date of September 15th, but at this stage I can't see the significance of the release date (the only possibilities I've thought of thus far couldn't be considered obvious: the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, the birth date of William Howard Taft, the founding date of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and some of the more significant Nuremberg Laws instituted by the Nazi regime in 1935 and the adoption of the swastika on the German flag). Was Brown originally aiming at a date linked to the Presidential election or inauguration (which would have tied into the originally-claimed topics in The Solomon Key), but simply missed the boat? Or have I missed something significant about September 15?

In any case, I do apologise to anybody who feels misled by my book. I'm pretty sure though that, regardless of the title and content of Brown's upcoming novel, The Guide to Dan Brown's The Solomon Key provides a fascinating look at the 'hidden history' of U.S. history which stands by itself as a fun read. I'd be inclined to say as well that it still provides some good background to the material likely to be in The Lost Symbol. Peruse the articles on my Dan Brown-related site The Cryptex for plenty of free content on these topics - for example:

Feel free to share your thoughts on the new title, and likely content, in the comments.

Update: It has been pointed out to me that the significance of the September 15 release date could well be that the Constitutional Convention voted to approve the U.S. Constitution on that day in 1787. Not only would this tie in with the original topics announced as being in Brown's next book, it's also a neat 222 years since that day - seems a likely candidate. Thanks Clay.


Image and video hosting by TinyPic

It will stand more than two stories tall, with three giant legs and propeller-tipped arms. It will sense your presence. It will watch you. Soon, it will greet travelers arriving at Mineta San Jose International Airport in a way city officials say will be so Silicon Valley. Some visitors might be startled, especially if their in-flight movie was "War of the Worlds." Some kids will wish they had one in their bedrooms. Meet "Space Observer," an interactive sculpture proposed for the new airport terminal by German multimedia artist Bjorn Schulke, known for works that evoke 20th-century science fiction. The City Council is expected to approve the project Tuesday at a cost of $300,000, which will come from designated art funds. "It's kind of like this friendly insect or robotic thing that's greeting you," said San Jose Public Art Director Barbara Goldstein. "It moves and feels like something that might fly. I think they're going to think it's the coolest thing on Earth."

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

U.S. Navy ships could one day knock down incoming missiles with energy weapons that never run out of shots, and tune themselves to slice through the ocean air. On Monday, the Office of Naval Research awarded contracts to both Raytheon and Boeing worth an initial $6.9 million each for preliminary design work on a new free electron laser, or FEL. This model would be about seven times strong than any similar laser -- reaching up to 100 kilowatts, or weapons-grade. Eventually, that could pave the way for a directed-energy weapon that can replace the Navy's current system for close-in ship defense, the radar-guided Phalanx gun. The Phalanx system -- which also protects against rocket and mortar attacks on land -- is limited by the range and magazine capacity of its 20mm autocannon. In theory, a laser-based system would offer greater range, and a potentially unlimited number of shots. Plus, it might be fast enough to defend against "new, challenging threats, such as hyper-velocity cruise missiles," as Boeing...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

FEMA Ordered To Train Emergency Responders For Weapon Of Mass Destruction

Under the award, SAIC will provide training support to DHS' Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. SAIC will design and develop an emergency responder curriculum, and provide qualified instructors to teach each course. The company will also manage training logistics, administrative support, sustainment activities and cost data analysis. The CDP provides federal all-hazards training to improve the capabilities of emergency responders, emergency management personnel, and government officials to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction and other hazardous materials, SAIC officials said. The CDP is the only federally chartered weapons of mass destruction training center, catering to emergency responders from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories, they added. “In the past 10 years, through the CDP, SAIC has trained more than 500,000 emergency responders from state, local, federal and tribal governments, foreign governments and private entities,” said John Ferriter, senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Each new woolly mammoth carcass to emerge from the Siberian permafrost triggers a flurry of speculation about resurrecting this Ice Age giant. Researchers have refined at least some of the tools needed to turn that hope into reality. Last November, when a team led by Teruhiko Wakayama, a reproductive biologist based in Kobe, Japan, reported it had cloned mice that had been frozen for 16 years, the scientists conjectured that the same techniques might open the door to cloning mammoths and other extinct species preserved in permafrost. Talk of cloning surged again a few weeks later when a group at Pennsylvania State University, led by Webb Miller and Stephan C. Schuster, published 70 percent of the mammoth genome, laying out much of the basic data that might be required to make a mammoth. "I laughed when Steven Spielberg said that cloning extinct animals was inevitable," says Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University, an authority on ancient DNA who served as a scientific consultant for a film about the making of Jurassic Park. "But I'm not laughing anymore, at least about mammoths. This is going to happen. It's just a matter of working out the details."

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Breaking news: China’s real Area 51 UFO zone revealed

For years many westerners, especially UFO researchers, have wondered where China’s equivalent of the Area-51 in the US is without being able to pinpoint a location. Now thanks to an All News Web exclusive investigation we are able to solve this mystery with a high degree of certainty.
Recently this article along with photos appeared in the Govt owned Chinese regional newspaper, Sichuan Daily. The most curious article, titled 'A large number of Air Force SU-30/SU-27 fighters assemble in China's Area 51', refers to an area in the Sichuan province and includes some photos. The article mentiones that a large scale gathering and training exercise involving China’s hi-tech SU-27 jet-fighters is taking place there at the current time. Strangely, the article does not specify the exact location of this event.

Even stranger is the article's lengthy explanation of the original Area 51’s alien and UFO connection all while referring to this area as China's equivalent.
Thanks to some sharp-eyed local readers, the area has been now been identified as within the Chengdu Military Zone near the city of Chengdu which is the capital of the south-western province of Sichuan. The specific field lies between the Chengdu Military Area Air Force Command headquarters and the Bai Shiyi (White City) Military Airport.

Does this represent a leak by the Chinese authorities designed to reveal that they too possess UFO technology?
Many will be asking why China is now engaging in these intense military exercises. Others will be asking if there is a connection to this area and the alleged UFO bases high in the Himalayas to its west or if activities here have anything to do with the multitude of mass UFO sightings occurring throughout China. One thing is for certain, China’s newly revealed Area 51 probably holds some earth-shattering secrets.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

No comments: