Thursday, February 11, 2010

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MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Manmade or Natural Phenomena? PART 2: USOs, UFOs, Asteroids, Anomalies, Spirals, and Stargates?!

A huge fiery red aerial anomaly with black arms, that looks like a Catherine Wheel spiraling over Australia, captured on weather radars. This is the latest sightings of strange weather effects seen over country for the last two weeks. Colin Andrews provides more information HERE, as well as analysis of the possible weather modification experiments by the High Frequency Active Auroal Research (HAARP).
On December 9 2009, a mysterious blue light soars upwards from behind a mountain, stopping in mid-air, then moves quickly into a circular formation and within seconds created a gigantic spiral covering the northern skies over Norway with a dark object emanating from its centre.
On January 20 2010, a vast aurora was seen erupting over the town of Andenes, in the northern skies of Norway, stretching towards the southern latitudes of Norway. Discovery News takes an investigatory examination of this phenomenon HERE. These anomalies over Norway comes against the background of Russian Scientist reporting that the United States' (HAARP) radar facility EISCAT in Ramfjordmoen Norway, had created a catastrophic "time hole leak" and several geophysicists had also observed that the North Magnetic pole is moving towards Russia. See more in my first look at these Mysterious Sky Symbols.
A strange missile-like fireball object soaring through the sky over the Harbour Mille community in Newfoundland, emerging from the ocean nearby like a Unidentified Submersible Object (USOs). Click HERE for CBC first report, and HERE for the subsequent police investigations and USOs/UFOs denials from the Department of National Defence.
An incandescent pink blob has appeared over Porto in Portugal, shocking Internet users, who were stunned to find strange alien objects buzzing around the sky on Google's Street View. The weird images were captured using Google’s photo-mapping service. The internet giant uses car-mounted cameras to take pictures of the world’s cities, towns and major roads. But their teams had no idea they would end up snapping UFOs in the process.
Also seen was this huge floating grey 'spacecraft' , spotted in the skies above L'Aquila in Italy.
I ask, again - what do you make of all this? Is this coincidence or are we looking at a pattern here? If it is a pattern, then what does it represent?

UPDATE: Stargate in the Gulf of Aden?!
In the following video, Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot interviews Aaron McCollum, a third generation member of Project Talent, the MKULTRA program used to develop psychic warriors and super-soldiers by the secret government. In the interview McCollum discusses the Stargate in the Gulf of Aden, near Yemen and the imminent arrival of extraterrestrial beings to Earth.UPDATE: Video of the Newfoundland USO/UFO
I have just uncovered footage of the Newfoundland USO incident in Canada. First several reports and updates from CTV News Channel and then the actual video of the USO. What is strikingly revealing is the statement coming from the Canadian Prime Minister, who has been drawn into the debate following investigations from the police and the military.
The Canadian Prime Minister Office says there is no evidence of anyone firing a rocket near Newfoundland's southern coast, despite reports of a flaming unidentified object shooting through the sky in Harbour Mille on Monday. "There is no indication that there was ever a rocket launch," Dimitri Soudas, a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said Thursday in an email. - CBC.
UPDATE: MSNBC Interviews Nick Pope about the Ireland Triangle UFO
Here's another mystery for you - a video showing a triangular UFO formation of lights over the skies of Ireland. Here, MSNBC's David Shuster interviews Nick Pope, formerly of U.K.'s Ministry of Defense (MoD) on whether the object represents a secret aircraft, a CGI animation model or really an extraterrestrial spacecraft? Pope was earlier quoted in a UK newspaper, making the following observations:

"... the video seems to have been taken through a night scope and presumably shows things not visible to the naked eye... It appears to show a structured craft moving at incredible speed. The configuration of the lights is unlike any aircraft I've ever seen. It's either some secret prototype aircraft or drone, or something considerably more exotic."UPDATE: NASA - "There may be no more Astronauts at all!?"
Perhaps the most mysterious phenomenon now, is not what is happening in space, but what is not going there. Don't understand? Well, I think that you will after listening and watching NASA's Chief Administrator Charles Bolden reveal a possible future of space exploration without the presence of astronauts. Speaking at a press conference at the Fifth Ilan Ramon Annual International Space Conference at the Herzliya Performing Arts Center in Israel, Bolden also revealed plans to commercialized space, President Obama's concerns with asteroids and the plans to save the Earth from incoming threats like the object that hit Jupiter last year.

Click HERE for the full video presentation of his speech.

Considering the Obama administration changes to NASA's budget and the uncertain future for the human spaceflight program, I wonder what is this all about given that a recent NASA safety advisory panel warned against the abandonment of existing plans. Are we looking at a Deep Impact situation here? This definitely resonates with the storyline of the Hollywood film. In the 1998 sci-fi film Morgan Freeman as the President of the United States, collaborates with the Russians to secretly construct a spacecraft called the Messiah to destroy an incoming comet, which was expected to collide with the Earth and cause mass extinction.

It should be noted that the the pioneering German rocket physicist and astronautics engineer Werner Von Braun, confided his fears about the weaponization of space by identifying the artificial threats that would be created to convince the public to accept space-based weaponry. Among these artificial threats, Von Braun listed the communist scare from Russia which constituted the Cold War; followed by a terrorist attack on America, the magnitude of which would formulate a global war on Islamic and middle eastern countries. Ergo, 9/11 and the War on Terrorism. Most people believe that the next part of the program is the arrival of extraterrestrials, but Von Braun indicated that the next step will be the incoming asteroid threat.

The National Geographic, seems to give some evidence of what is ahead:
A 1,124-pound (510-kilogram) space probe will "collide" with our home planet in June 2010 to simulate an approaching asteroid, Japanese scientists have announced. The Hayabusa spacecraft is currently on its way back to Earth after a successful mission that landed on and hopefully collected samples from the asteroid Itokawa. Potential samples will be aboard a heat-resistant capsule that will separate from Hayabusa shortly before re-entry into Earth's atmosphere so they can be recovered. - National Geographic News.
Now, according to the article, scientists believes that this probe will disintegrate during the trip through Earth's atmosphere, but I can't help but wonder if this is a symbolic test that will ultimate bring to fruition Von Braun's predictions?

UPDATE: Mysterious Gamma-Ray Flashes In Earth's Atmosphere
Speaking of NASA, have a look at the following report about Earth's upper atmosphere:
High-energy bursts of gamma rays typically occur far out in space, perhaps near black holes or other high-energy cosmic phenomena. So imagine scientists' surprise in the mid-1990s when they found these powerful gamma ray flashes happening right here on Earth, in the skies overhead. They're called Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes, or TGFs, and very little is known about them. They seem to have a connection with lightning, but TGFs themselves are something entirely different. "In fact," says Doug Rowland of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, "before the 1990s nobody knew they even existed. And yet they're the most potent natural particle accelerators on Earth." - NASA Science.
Read the full article HERE.

What is going on here? Are these really terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, sprites, spy satellites, absorbed photon particles, lightning effects, signs of galactic alignment, or, ... an extraterrestrial war? What do you think?

UPDATE: Incredible UFO Pyramid Seen Over Bulgaria?
I'm not sure whether this is real or a hoax, but given what we have seen with the mysterious aerial phenomena currently appearing all over the planet, I've decided to showcase the following video that features a pyramidal or triangular UFO flying over Bulgaria, as further information of the associative extraterrestrial disclosure meme, for the discerning minds.See original report here from the Bulgarian UFO Network.

UPDATE: Huge UFO Orbiting The Moon
Here's a new video of a huge UFO seen flying across the Moon, continuing the ongoing manifestation of huge spherical objects orbiting planetary bodies:UPDATE: UFO Crossing Face of the Sun
Have a look at the following video taken by a Malcolm Park, a British stargazer, using a specially filtered telescope of a strange UFO drifting across the face of the Sun.See special report from The Sun.

UPDATE: Huge Explosion Coming From The Sun
I just found this video on Space Weather of what seems to be a spectacular explosion coming from the Sun:

Coronagraphs onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have just observed a bright double-ringed coronal mass ejection (CME) billowing over the sun's western limb. At present, the source of the blast is unknown. - Space Weather Stargate Opening Over Australia
Colin Andrews has just posted the latest image of the recent strange weather phenomenon in Australia over the last two weeks.

If you look closely at the image and consider what we have already seen of the spiraling blue light show over the northern skies of Norway and the vortex flow off the coast of Yemen, is this a third stargate opening on Earth over the last two months? What do these manifestations represent? Is this the work of HAARP and/or CERN? Are we being visited by extraterrestrial entities? Are these gateways to another dimension or time?

For more, click HERE for Andrews' final comments and analysis of this strange anomaly.

UPDATE: Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning UFO/Asteroid/Comet?
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 has captured an image of a Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) which shows a bizarre X-pattern of filamentary structures near the point-like nucleus of the object and trailing streamers of dust at 90 million miles away from the Earth. The object was first discovered by the LINEAR (Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program) sky survey on January 6. Although many scientists and astronomers have been stunned by unprecedented event, NASA has since declared that the object is a result of two asteroids slamming into each other at speeds exceeding 11,000 miles per hour. NASA believes that the X-debris pattern, named P/2010 A2 survived the impact, and that the other asteroid disintegrated fully.

But does this explanation from NASA makes sense? Does asteroids normally take that shape or form? Have you ever seen or heard of an asteroid that looks like Poseidon's flaming Trident with what looks like three prongs at the front?
The behavior is not typical of comets, UCLA investigator David Jewitt explains, and researchers believe something unprecedented has been spotted: This is quite different from the smooth dust envelopes of normal comets. [...] The filaments are made of dust and gravel, presumably recently thrown out of the nucleus. Some are swept back by radiation pressure from sunlight to create straight dust streaks. Embedded in the filaments are co-moving blobs of dust that likely originated from tiny unseen parent bodies. - Huffington Post.
What the hell is NASA hiding?

UPDATE: UFO Or Asteroid Over Ireland?
A huge fireball lit up the skies over North Dublin and across the country of Ireland on February 03, 2010. Large numbers of people reported seeing the fireball as it blazed brightly across the sky around 6pm. Was it a asteroid or a UFO?

UPDATE: Strange Weather Anomaly In Australia - "We Have An Unexpected Problem."
Please have a look at the analysis and most excellent work from Colin Andrews on this never-ending mystery over Australia, here's the stunning headline to his latest update:
"Houston we have a problem"HAARP or not the Australian National Weather Radar Network goes into meltdown after the strangest 18 days on record. Official statement admits they have an "Unexpected problem". It begins to look like more than cyclone Olga was being controlled. - Colin Andrews.
Read more on this amazing turn of events, HERE.

UPDATE: Australian Spiraling Aerial Anomaly
The following video is essentially a visually presentation of the brilliant work of researcher and ufologist Colin Andrews, who investigated the ongoing strange and mysterious weather and aerial anomalies over the skies of Australia from January 15 to February 5.


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Our world may be a giant hologram


DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres.

For the past seven years, this German set-up has been looking for gravitational waves - ripples in space-time thrown off by super-dense astronomical objects such as neutron stars and black holes. GEO600 has not detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a century.

For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.

If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."

The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

The holograms you find on credit cards and banknotes are etched on two-dimensional plastic films. When light bounces off them, it recreates the appearance of a 3D image. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard 't Hooft suggested that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole. Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.

The "holographic principle" challenges our sensibilities. It seems hard to believe that you woke up, brushed your teeth and are reading this article because of something happening on the boundary of the universe. No one knows what it would mean for us if we really do live in a hologram, yet theorists have good reasons to believe that many aspects of the holographic principle are true.

Susskind and 't Hooft's remarkable idea was motivated by ground-breaking work on black holes by Jacob Bekenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge. In the mid-1970s, Hawking showed that black holes are in fact not entirely "black" but instead slowly emit radiation, which causes them to evaporate and eventually disappear. This poses a puzzle, because Hawking radiation does not convey any information about the interior of a black hole. When the black hole has gone, all the information about the star that collapsed to form the black hole has vanished, which contradicts the widely affirmed principle that information cannot be destroyed. This is known as the black hole information paradox.

Bekenstein's work provided an important clue in resolving the paradox. He discovered that a black hole's entropy - which is synonymous with its information content - is proportional to the surface area of its event horizon. This is the theoretical surface that cloaks the black hole and marks the point of no return for infalling matter or light. Theorists have since shown that microscopic quantum ripples at the event horizon can encode the information inside the black hole, so there is no mysterious information loss as the black hole evaporates.

Crucially, this provides a deep physical insight: the 3D information about a precursor star can be completely encoded in the 2D horizon of the subsequent black hole - not unlike the 3D image of an object being encoded in a 2D hologram. Susskind and 't Hooft extended the insight to the universe as a whole on the basis that the cosmos has a horizon too - the boundary from beyond which light has not had time to reach us in the 13.7-billion-year lifespan of the universe. What's more, work by several string theorists, most notably Juan Maldacena at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has confirmed that the idea is on the right track. He showed that the physics inside a hypothetical universe with five dimensions and shaped like a Pringle is the same as the physics taking place on the four-dimensional boundary.

According to Hogan, the holographic principle radically changes our picture of space-time. Theoretical physicists have long believed that quantum effects will cause space-time to convulse wildly on the tiniest scales. At this magnification, the fabric of space-time becomes grainy and is ultimately made of tiny units rather like pixels, but a hundred billion billion times smaller than a proton. This distance is known as the Planck length, a mere 10-35 metres. The Planck length is far beyond the reach of any conceivable experiment, so nobody dared dream that the graininess of space-time might be discernable.

That is, not until Hogan realised that the holographic principle changes everything. If space-time is a grainy hologram, then you can think of the universe as a sphere whose outer surface is papered in Planck length-sized squares, each containing one bit of information. The holographic principle says that the amount of information papering the outside must match the number of bits contained inside the volume of the universe.

Since the volume of the spherical universe is much bigger than its outer surface, how could this be true? Hogan realised that in order to have the same number of bits inside the universe as on the boundary, the world inside must be made up of grains bigger than the Planck length. "Or, to put it another way, a holographic universe is blurry," says Hogan.

This is good news for anyone trying to probe the smallest unit of space-time. "Contrary to all expectations, it brings its microscopic quantum structure within reach of current experiments," says Hogan. So while the Planck length is too small for experiments to detect, the holographic "projection" of that graininess could be much, much larger, at around 10-16 metres. "If you lived inside a hologram, you could tell by measuring the blurring," he says.

When Hogan first realised this, he wondered if any experiment might be able to detect the holographic blurriness of space-time. That's where GEO600 comes in.

Gravitational wave detectors like GEO600 are essentially fantastically sensitive rulers. The idea is that if a gravitational wave passes through GEO600, it will alternately stretch space in one direction and squeeze it in another. To measure this, the GEO600 team fires a single laser through a half-silvered mirror called a beam splitter. This divides the light into two beams, which pass down the instrument's 600-metre perpendicular arms and bounce back again. The returning light beams merge together at the beam splitter and create an interference pattern of light and dark regions where the light waves either cancel out or reinforce each other. Any shift in the position of those regions tells you that the relative lengths of the arms has changed.

"The key thing is that such experiments are sensitive to changes in the length of the rulers that are far smaller than the diameter of a proton," says Hogan.

So would they be able to detect a holographic projection of grainy space-time? Of the five gravitational wave detectors around the world, Hogan realised that the Anglo-German GEO600 experiment ought to be the most sensitive to what he had in mind. He predicted that if the experiment's beam splitter is buffeted by the quantum convulsions of space-time, this will show up in its measurements (Physical Review D, vol 77, p 104031). "This random jitter would cause noise in the laser light signal," says Hogan.

In June he sent his prediction to the GEO600 team. "Incredibly, I discovered that the experiment was picking up unexpected noise," says Hogan. GEO600's principal investigator Karsten Danzmann of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany, and also the University of Hanover, admits that the excess noise, with frequencies of between 300 and 1500 hertz, had been bothering the team for a long time. He replied to Hogan and sent him a plot of the noise. "It looked exactly the same as my prediction," says Hogan. "It was as if the beam splitter had an extra sideways jitter."

Incredibly, the experiment was picking up unexpected noise - as if quantum convulsions were causing an extra sideways jitter

No one - including Hogan - is yet claiming that GEO600 has found evidence that we live in a holographic universe. It is far too soon to say. "There could still be a mundane source of the noise," Hogan admits.

Gravitational-wave detectors are extremely sensitive, so those who operate them have to work harder than most to rule out noise. They have to take into account passing clouds, distant traffic, seismological rumbles and many, many other sources that could mask a real signal. "The daily business of improving the sensitivity of these experiments always throws up some excess noise," says Danzmann. "We work to identify its cause, get rid of it and tackle the next source of excess noise." At present there are no clear candidate sources for the noise GEO600 is experiencing. "In this respect I would consider the present situation unpleasant, but not really worrying."

For a while, the GEO600 team thought the noise Hogan was interested in was caused by fluctuations in temperature across the beam splitter. However, the team worked out that this could account for only one-third of the noise at most.

Danzmann says several planned upgrades should improve the sensitivity of GEO600 and eliminate some possible experimental sources of excess noise. "If the noise remains where it is now after these measures, then we have to think again," he says.

If GEO600 really has discovered holographic noise from quantum convulsions of space-time, then it presents a double-edged sword for gravitational wave researchers. One on hand, the noise will handicap their attempts to detect gravitational waves. On the other, it could represent an even more fundamental discovery.

Such a situation would not be unprecedented in physics. Giant detectors built to look for a hypothetical form of radioactivity in which protons decay never found such a thing. Instead, they discovered that neutrinos can change from one type into another - arguably more important because it could tell us how the universe came to be filled with matter and not antimatter (New Scientist, 12 April 2008, p 26).

It would be ironic if an instrument built to detect something as vast as astrophysical sources of gravitational waves inadvertently detected the minuscule graininess of space-time. "Speaking as a fundamental physicist, I see discovering holographic noise as far more interesting," says Hogan.

Small price to pay

Despite the fact that if Hogan is right, and holographic noise will spoil GEO600's ability to detect gravitational waves, Danzmann is upbeat. "Even if it limits GEO600's sensitivity in some frequency range, it would be a price we would be happy to pay in return for the first detection of the graininess of space-time." he says. "You bet we would be pleased. It would be one of the most remarkable discoveries in a long time."

However Danzmann is cautious about Hogan's proposal and believes more theoretical work needs to be done. "It's intriguing," he says. "But it's not really a theory yet, more just an idea." Like many others, Danzmann agrees it is too early to make any definitive claims. "Let's wait and see," he says. "We think it's at least a year too early to get excited."

The longer the puzzle remains, however, the stronger the motivation becomes to build a dedicated instrument to probe holographic noise. John Cramer of the University of Washington in Seattle agrees. It was a "lucky accident" that Hogan's predictions could be connected to the GEO600 experiment, he says. "It seems clear that much better experimental investigations could be mounted if they were focused specifically on the measurement and characterisation of holographic noise and related phenomena."

One possibility, according to Hogan, would be to use a device called an atom interferometer. These operate using the same principle as laser-based detectors but use beams made of ultracold atoms rather than laser light. Because atoms can behave as waves with a much smaller wavelength than light, atom interferometers are significantly smaller and therefore cheaper to build than their gravitational-wave-detector counterparts.

So what would it mean it if holographic noise has been found? Cramer likens it to the discovery of unexpected noise by an antenna at Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1964. That noise turned out to be the cosmic microwave background, the afterglow of the big bang fireball. "Not only did it earn Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson a Nobel prize, but it confirmed the big bang and opened up a whole field of cosmology," says Cramer.

Hogan is more specific. "Forget Quantum of Solace, we would have directly observed the quantum of time," says Hogan. "It's the smallest possible interval of time - the Planck length divided by the speed of light."

More importantly, confirming the holographic principle would be a big help to researchers trying to unite quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of gravity. Today the most popular approach to quantum gravity is string theory, which researchers hope could describe happenings in the universe at the most fundamental level. But it is not the only show in town. "Holographic space-time is used in certain approaches to quantising gravity that have a strong connection to string theory," says Cramer. "Consequently, some quantum gravity theories might be falsified and others reinforced."

Hogan agrees that if the holographic principle is confirmed, it rules out all approaches to quantum gravity that do not incorporate the holographic principle. Conversely, it would be a boost for those that do - including some derived from string theory and something called matrix theory. "Ultimately, we may have our first indication of how space-time emerges out of quantum theory." As serendipitous discoveries go, it's hard to get more ground-breaking than that.

Check out other weird cosmology features from New Scientist

Marcus Chown is the author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You (Faber, 2008)

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9/11 Commissioner States Attacks Were Part Of 30 Year Old Conspiracy

9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerry (Gov. Nebraska) was speaking on climate change at a conference.

After it ended, he was answering questions as he was walking to his next engagement. He stopped and talked for a few minutes to people of "We Are Change LA".

They talked about 9/11 and Kerrey claims 9/11 was a 30 year conspiracy.

The conversation went like this;

LA CHANGE :"Do you support a criminal investigation into 9/11, because I know yours was a exposition was not a criminal investigation.

Kerrey : "No, I don't think so, but I don't know, I do support a permanent commission to examine not just that, but lots of things in this area so...

LA CHANGE : But if it's a permanent cover up... it's an act of war and it's hiding things, which everyone on your commission knew that the Pentagon was changing their stories, lying to you, then its a cover up of a act of war and under Article 3 Section 3 of the Constitution. It's treason, so unless we get to the very bottom of it, were still talking a treasonous exposition.

Kerrey : This is a longer conversation, I'm not sure we will ever to the bottom of it.

LA CHANGE : We have to or I don't think we can save our country sir.

Kerrey : I don't think. Well if that's the condition upon which we'll be saving our country, because the problem is it's a 30 year old conspiracy.

LA CHANGE : No, I'm talking about 9/11.

Kerrey : That's what I'm talking about

LA CHANGE : Oh, you are...

Click for video - fast forward to 5:50 for conversation.

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