Video: Crop Circles Worldwide - July 2008


Crop Circle Update July 2008
Video compilation of crop circles and patterns formed worldwide in July 2008


Cougar Alert Posted: University of Maryland, College Park


UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND 20742-6011
301-405-3555
EMERGENCY / DIAL 911
http://www.umdps.umd.edu

CAMPUS ALERT

July 31, 2008

There have been several reliable sightings of an animal fitting the description of a cougar on the campus. The description of the sighted cat is: light tan and tawny brown, about 4 feet long with a 4 foot tail, and weighing about 50 pounds. Several sightings have been reported from the area of Cole Field House, near the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and continuing through the wooded areas to the area of the Comcast Center and Arena Drive Garage. There has been no report of aggressive behavior on the part of the animal, but community members are warned that cougars are a predatory species and that, if seen, the animal should not be approached.

If you see the animal, please contact the university police at 301-405-3555. University police are working with other agencies to remove the animal from the campus area.

Prepared by:

Captain John Brandt
Crime Prevention Unit
jbrandt@umpd.umd.edu

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University of Maryland Community by:
Public Safety Director/Police Chief Kenneth W. Krouse


Especial CDZ

====>Hoje, dia 31 de Julho de 2008, 01 de Agosto lá no Japão, é o dia que muitos fãs de Cavaleiros do Zodíaco estavam esperando afinal de contas os dois últimos episódios da Saga de Hades, parte Elíseos, saem daqui á pouco. Aproveitando essa deixa, nosso blog vai trazer conteúdo exclusivo de CDZ (Cavaleiros do Zodíaco) para vocês e ainda adiantar algumas novidades. Sem maiores delongas, vamos ao que interessa.

====>Como já havia dito em um artigo antigo, CDZ nasceu em 1986 com os mangás de Masami Kurumada, mas foi apenas em 1994 que a febre mundial estourou. CDZ virou uma febre mundial, tanto que foi o desenho que abriu as portas para os demais desenhos japoneses que hoje infestam os canais de televisão. Brasil, França e o próprio Japão são os três países onde CDZ marcou história. Foram mais de 100 episódios narrando às batalhas de Seiya, Hyoga, Shiryu, Shun e Ikki que deixaram de ir ao ar em 1996 já que o autor parou de desenhar o anime.
====>Em meados do ano 2002, novamente começou há ter notícias do desenho. Uma nova aventura, a Saga de Hades, começava a ser desenhada. Os episódios começaram a sair timidamente e discretamente. Apenas os fãs mais dedicados tinham conhecimento desse fato que começou a se espalhar pelas comunidades no Orkut, boca a boca ou artigos em blogs. A curiosidade dos fãs foi crescendo, tanto que aqui estamos hoje.
====>Vamos fazer um grande resumo sobre os personagens, sagas e histórias do desenho, falar da nova saga e ainda falar do que está por vir. Bem vindo ao especial CDZ do blog Estranhas Verdades Relativas.

Personagens CDZ

===A trama de CDZ se passa principalmente com os cinco cavaleiros de bronze representados por Seiya, Hyoga, Shiryu, Shun e Ikki que tem como missão proteger a reencarnação da Deusa Athena na Terra, representado por Saori Kido. Athena, sempre frágil, curiosamente sendo a Deusa da Guerra segundo a mitologia grega, acaba em perigo onde seus fiéis cavaleiros têm que se empenhar para salva-la.
===Seiya, o protagonista e mais odiado pelos fãs do desenho, é um dos cavaleiros que mais apanha, mas no final é sempre ele o salvador da pátria. Isso fez com que ele caísse na lista negra dos fãs. Seiya é o cavaleiro de Pégaso, mas também com um pé em Sagitário. Oficialmente, a única batalha que ele perdeu foi contra Shaka, o cavaleiro de Virgem.

===Shun, o cavaleiros de sexo duvidoso, é um cavaleiro bondoso. Sim um cavaleiro bondoso que não gosta de lutar tido como o mais fraco dentre os cinco. Shun é o cavaleiro de Andrômeda, onde no desenho é frequentemente salvo por seu irmão Ikki. Shun também é tido como o mais sentimental, mas também como mais puro. Na Saga de Hades, Shun coloca um pé no signo de Virgem.

===Ikki, irmão de Shun, é o cavaleiro de bronze mais forte, sendo ele o cavaleiro de Fênix. A maior reclamação dos fãs da série foi o mau aproveitamento do personagem como mais forte, mas sempre sendo substituído por Seiya na hora H. Ikki travou uma das batalhas mais emocionantes da série contra Shaka, na sexta casa da Saga do Santuário. Ikki coloca um pé em Leão na Saga de Hades.

===Shiryu é de longe o cavaleiro de bronze favorito dos fãs de CDZ. A comunidade dele no Orkut é a maior dentre todos os cavaleiros. Shiryu ganhou grande destaque por seu senso de justiça e de não gostar de lutar covardemente. No desenho, teve grande importância principalmente na Saga de Asgard onde lutou três vezes. Shiryu tem um pé em Libra, assim como seu mestre Dohko, cavaleiro de Libra. Na Saga de Hades, o cavaleiro de Dragão tem uma das melhores batalhas do anime contra três espectros.

===Por fim, mas não menos importante, temos Hyoga de Cisne, o cavaleiro que possui uma forte ligação com sua mãe que morreu no mar da Sibéria, onde ele treinou. Hyoga, segundo muitos, foi mau aproveitado na série, principalmente na Saga de Asgard. Hyoga, com um pé no signo de Aquário, teve árduas lutas com seu mestre Kamus, o cavaleiro de Aquário, mas acabou derrotando-o ao alcançar o Zero Absoluto.

===Na Saga de Hades, alguns cavaleiros de ouro ganham grande destaque, dentre eles Mu de Áries, até então sempre calmo e tranquilo, mas que mostra seu verdadeiro poder ao lutar contra outros dois cavaleiros de ouro. Saga, o cavaleiro de ouro Gêmeos, que matou o verdadeiro mestre para se apossar do título de Grande Mestre, mas que é derrotado por Seiya com ajuda dos demais cavaleiros de bronze. Agora, Shaka de Virgem, tido como o cavaleiro de ouro mais forte dos atuais, ganha grande destaque por ter a luta mais emocionante de toda a história até então. Shaka luta contra Saga de Gêmeos, Kamus de Aquário e Shura de Capricórnio, disposto a dar sua vida para proteger Athena.

Spirits in Ontario Museum Speak to Researchers

For all you nay-sayers, there may be some basis to the notion that Owen Sound's Billy Bishop Museum is haunted.

Recently, a team of paranormal investigators set up camp in the museum to see if they could record evidence of anything out of the ordinary.

Museum Manager Mary Smith says investigators from Jeff's Paranormal in Barrie caught three apparent E.V.P.'s or audio recordings of unexplainable voices.

Smith says one appears to be a loud exclamation or shouting that no one noticed during the crews set-up process.

Another recording was unrecognizable.

Smith says the investigation included a psychic who picked up on a visiting male spirit who was looking for someone named "Paula".

She says while the psychic was investigating, the word "Paula" can be heard whispered.

Smith says the crew recorded everyone's voices connected to the investigation in advance so they could be eliminated from suspicion.

The crew was unable to capture anything on video.

She says the group will return in September with more of its members, and another event will be held in December when members of the public can take part.


Sagas de CDZ


/\/\/\Fazendo agora um grande resumão das sagas de CDZ, a história começa com o campeonato mundial de guerreiros na Guerra Galáctica. Dez cavaleiros de bronze lutam pela armadura de Sagitário. O torneio logo é interrompido pelo roubo da mesma armadura por Ikki, que depois entra para o lado do bem. Na sequência, vários cavaleiros de prata são enviados para eliminar os cavaleiros de bronze, mas sempre em vão até que um cavaleiro de ouro é enviado para tal tarefa. Aiolia de Leão é o primeiro cavaleiro de ouro a aparecer no desenho. Aiolia por sua vez é irmão de Aioros, antigo cavaleiro de Sagitário que é tido como traidor. Aiolia, ao descobrir que Athena está ao lado dos cavaleiros de bronze decide enfrentar o mestre, mas é detido por Shaka. Com isso começa a saga mais emocionante, a Saga das Doze Casas do Zodíaco.

/\/\/\Seiya, Hyoga, Shiryu, Shun e Ikki precisam passar pelas Doze Casas para salvar Athena onde Seiya enfrente Aldebaram de Touro, Shun tem uma luta com a ilusão de Gêmeos, Shiryu luta contra Máscara da Morte de Câncer e Seiya volta a lutar, agora contra o cavaleiro de Leão que está hipnotizado pelo falso mestre. Na casa de Virgem, Seiya, Shiryu e Shun lutam contra Shaka, mas são facilmente derrotados pelo cavaleiro de Virgem. Ikki aparece e luta contra Shaka e usa a estratégia do mesmo cavaleiro para vencê-lo, porém apenas os transporta para outra dimensão. Shaka, com ajuda de Mu de Áries, volta para a casa de Virgem admitindo seu erro, salvando também Ikki. Enquanto isso na casa de Libra, Hyoga é solto do caixão de gelo onde estava preso por ter perdido a luta contra Kamus. Hyoga volta à vida com ajuda dos amigos e logo de cara enfrenta Milo de Escorpião que Seiya e Shiryu estão com problemas em enfrentar. Em Capricórnio, Shiryu luta contra Shura. Em Aquário, Hyoga tem mais uma chance de derrotar seu mestre Kamus. Em Peixes, Shun luta sozinho contra Afrodite enquanto Seiya segue para a sala do mestre. Lá, ele descobre que o mestre é na verdade o cavaleiro de Gêmeos. Ikki chega para ajudar, mas Seiya recebendo energia dos seus amigos derrota Saga.

/\/\/\Na saga seguinte, a Saga de Asgard que é exclusiva do desenho animado, os cavaleiros de bronze precisam enfrentar os sete guerreiros deuses de Odim. Essa saga apresentou batalhas interessantes, dentre elas Mime contra Shun e posteriormente Ikki, Alberich contra Marin, Seiya, Hyoga e Shiryu que consegue vencê-lo com ajuda dos ensinamentos de seu mestre. Em junção com essa saga, a Saga de Poseidom começa logo após trazendo mais sete generais marinas que defendem cada um dos sete oceanos. Nessa saga, Shun é quem ganha destaque, mas o final é o mais emocionante ao ver Seiya trajando a armadura de Sagitário, Hyoga a de Aquário e Shiryu a de Libra.

/\/\/\Alguns anos depois, a Saga de Hades começa a ser produzida trazendo à história divida em três partes. Na primeira, os cavaleiros de ouro mortos na batalha das Doze Casas revivem querendo matar Athena. Màscara da Morte e Afrodite são os primeiros a aparecer, mas são detidos por Mu de Áries que pela primeira vez luta em todo desenho. Mu, por sua vez, não consegue deter Saga, Kamus e Shura e quase é morto por seu mestre, o cavaleiro de ouro Shion de Áries, o verdadeiro mestre do Santuário que Saga matou. Dohko de Libra, o mestre Ancião, aquele velhinho que fica o desenho inteiro sentado em frente à cachoeira de Rozan treinando Shiryu, aparece e salva Mu. Descobrimos que na verdade Dohko de Libra recebeu uma missão de Athena na guerra Santa Passada, e que seu estado é apenas uma ilusão. Dohko volta a aparecer jovem assim como na Guerra Santa Passada, onde apenas ele e Shion sobreviveram.

/\/\/\Explicando o que é Guerra Santa, foi à batalha travada em 1743 contra Hades pelos cavaleiros daquela geração, como o mangá Lost Canvas está retratando. Quem quiser saber mais sobre esse mangá e muito mais sobre CDZ pode acessar o site http://www.cavzodiaco.com.br/ que tem muito conteúdo sobre o anime. Voltando a Saga de Hades, Shaka tenta deter Saga, Kamus e Shura na casa de Câncer com suas ilusões, travando uma batalha com Saga que termina na casa de Virgem com uma das batalhas mais épicas de todo desenho. Aparentemente Shaka e Athena morrem, mas descobre na segunda fase que acontece no Inferno, lugar onde Hades reina, que ambos apenas despertaram o 8º Sentido que era preciso para chegar ao Inferno com vida. Seiya, Shun, Ikki, Hyoga e Shiryu, Dohko e Kanon, irmão de Saga de Gêmeos, descem ao inferno para derrotar Hades. Lá, eles precisam passar por oito prisões e derrotar os espectros e os três juízes do mundo dos mortos. Ikki derrota Aiacos, Kanon derrota Radamanthys e Hyoga derrota Minos.

/\/\/\Ainda vemos algumas batalhas que termina com os doze cavaleiros de ouro vivos unindo seus poderes para derrubar o Muro das Lamentações. Athena seguiu para os campos Elíseos para tentar derrotar Hades, mas foi pega por Hypnos, o Deus do Sono. Lá, os cavaleiros de bronze chegam para salvá-la, mas são detidos por Thanatos, o Deus da Morte, que derruba todos sem muitas dificuldades, até que Seiya desperta sua armadura divina, vencendo Thanatos. Daqui á pouco, sai os últimos dois episódio da fase Elíseos, somando um total de 31 episódios da Saga de Hades. É claro que é preciso assistir toda a saga para entender porque resumi muito, mas no You Tube, vocês podem ter uma provinha de tudo. Procure pelo desenho que existe muito conteúdo sobre a série.
/\/\/\Agora, finalizando e falando do futuro, CDZ a Deus pertence. Existe uma lenda que a próxima saga de CDZ seria a Saga de Zeus, mas nada foi confirmando até então. Talvez daqui á pouco tenhamos uma resposta. Espero também que vocês tenham gostado do mega especial que fiz sobre CDZ. Gratos!

Paranormal Activity in Arkansas Capitol Building Under Investigation

Voices so faint they can’t be heard with the unaided ear. Floating orbs with cometlike tails.

A paranormal investigative group that spent eight hours poking around the state Capitol on Saturday night says it’s convinced that the seat of state government is, well, haunted.

“We’re still reviewing, but there’s something paranormal in there,” said Alan Lowe, 55, of Roland, a co-founder and the investigation director of Spririt Seekers, a group dedicated to finding the supernatural side of the Natural State.

About 7: 30 p. m., Capitol police opened the otherwise closed building to eight group members, who spent the next eight hours snapping photos and recording video and audio all over public-access areas of the building, which was completed in 1915.

Using sensitive audio equipment, the group asked questions and then waited for 30 seconds.

“To give [the ghosts] a chance to respond,” Lowe explained.

One questioner asked if any nearby spirit had been a senator, Lowe said.

“Real lightly and faint in the back, you hear ‘No, ’” Lowe said.

Another tape picked up a “grunt” and something whispered “Edward” when asked his name, Lowe said.

Ghost-busting the Capitol has been on Lowe’s to-do list since he and his dad were accidentally locked inside while viewing the Christmas decorations there about 45 years ago.

He didn’t see any ghost then (“ I was just scared, ” he said ), but another visit on a slow weekend day a decade ago yielded an apparition walking up the steps to the House of Representatives. The ghost turned and tipped his hat, Lowe said.

Spirit Seekers is still analyzing its data, including video. Some photos appear to show floating balls of energy called “spirit orbs,” Lowe said.

It’s not unusual for groups to request after-hours use of the Capitol, said Natasha Naragon, a spokesman for Secretary of State Charlie Daniels, who is in charge of the building.

“But this is the first time in institutional memory that we’ve had this type of request,” Naragon said.

Daniels’ off ice gave the green light to the group. It didn’t require any extra manpower or other costs. The Capitol is staffed around the clock with officers from the state Capitol’s own police force, Naragon said.

Spirit Seekers Paranormal Investigation Research and Intervention Team isn’t the only outfit that has been drawn to the Capitol. Movies have been shot there, one of which involved letting motorcycles rumble over its floors. A rocket was even fired at the dome, leaving a black smirch and then-Secretary of State Bill McCuen with a political hotfoot.

Lowe’s group has investigated paranormal activities around the state, according to the group’s Web site, www.thespiritseekers.org.

“Where the Here & the Hereafter Meet !” proclaims Lowe’s business card. The group also solicits donations on its site.

Capitol police officers said the Spirit Seekers quietly went about their business.

The group searched all the public areas in the 247, 000-square-foot building, but the heavy marble rendered their radios useless.

Before the Capitol was built, the state’s first penitentiary occupied the grounds and Lowe said he was intrigued of reports of prison ghosts wandering the building.

No felonious phantoms were detected, though. And the tale of a woman who wanders the halls in a wedding gown remains a ghost story for now.

His group broke up into teams of two to conduct the search.

“We always go out in twos,” Lowe said. “For safety.” From the ghosts ?

“No, what if you went out by yourself and fell down ? Who would help ?” Lowe said. “The ghosts here are real Caspers.” Naragon, whose office is in the basement, said she hasn’t noticed any spectral signs.

“There’s a lot of strange activity, but none of the paranormal sort,” she said.


NASA Expert Claims Alien Came Onboard Space Shuttle

NASA veteran Clark C. McClelland confirms alien existence as outlined by astronaut Edgar Mitchell

I, Clark C. McClelland, former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, personally observed an 8 to 9 foot tall ET on his 27 inch video monitors while on duty in the Kennedy Space Center, Launch Control Center (LCC). The ET was standing upright in the Space Shuttle Payload Bay having a discussion with TWO tethered US NASA Astronauts! I also observed on my monitors, the spacecraft of the ET as it was in a stabilized, safe orbit to the rear of the Space Shuttle main engine pods.

I observed this incident for about one minute and seven seconds. Plenty of time to memorize all that I was observing.

IT WAS AN ET and Alien Star Ship!

A friend of mine later contacted me and said that this person had also observed an 8 to 9 foot tall ET INSIDE the SPACE SHUTTLE CREW COMPARTMENT! Yes, inside OUR Shuttle! BOTH missions were DoD (Pentagon) TOP SECRET (TS) encounters!

With my verifiable background, there is no Federal Government Agency that can say I am crazy!

I am a SPACE PROGRAM PIONEER. I assisted in launching the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, Space Shuttle, Deep Space Missions, and the International Space Station.

I have received character substantiation from: Walter Cronkite, Major Donald
Keyhoe, NICAP Director, Richard Hall, Assistant Director of NICAP, Astronomer, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, etc. I served as the Assistant State of Florida and KSC Director of MUFON, the Director of the NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena) at Cape Canaveral and KSC! I have received honored mentions from US Senators, Congressman, Military Officers and Scientists. (See my website site below for more exciting disclosures)

In fact, this absolutely verifies what my friend, Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, of Apollo 14, has recently and courageously released!

I have launched or witnessed 650 missions, so far in my life!

I am an expert in visually recognizing any crafts created and flown by the human race, whether secret or otherwise!I know an ET and Alien craft when I see them!

I was the Director of the NICAP Unit-3 actual X-Files at Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, 1958 to 1992! YES, the ACTUAL X-FILES!! Aliens ARE HERE!! They walk among US! They may be implanted into OUR various earth governments!!

What I know, they would NOT allow me to publish! I have written at least three books to release the TRUTH to all of the HUMAN RACE! I was on the leading edge of this subject, and I have met with many NASA and other astronauts throughout the years I have been involved in the Military, NASA Space Programs, 1958 to 1992! I have heard many experiences of ETs having been seen on the Moon, etc., by NASA Astronauts and I relate these and more in my books.

NASA is not a CIVILIAN SPACE AGENCY! The Pentagon owns NASA! Some of the DoD (Department of Defense) missions I participated in were TOP SECRET! Those missions carried TS Satellites and other space mission hardware into orbit where several crews met with ETs! I am ready to tell my story, but, for compensation,

Clark C. McClelland,
former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet,
Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Clark McClelland is a bonafide expert in the field of UFO specialists. He began his investigations of this strange phenomenon in 1947. His 60 plus years of study in the field of UFOlogy puts him in a unique class of educators and investigators.

He has lectured at many national universities including Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Berea, Montana State University, New York University, Idaho State, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and others too numerous to mention. On several occasions, he was requested by students and faculty to bring his unique topic to their campus as an elective course, although his work at Kennedy Space Center at the time overruled his acceptance.

Clark McClelland's long association with the UFO phenomenon has followed him throughout his aerospace career. In 1958 he was assigned to the national space program at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and helped launch or viewed 650 rockets and spacecraft. In addition to being an Aerospace Engineer and Technical Assistant to the Apollo Program Manager during the Apollo moon landings, McClelland and other SpaceCraft Operators did extensive technical checkout of simulated flights and mission objectives of the various shuttles to assure orbital success and the personal safety of the astronauts. McClelland knew many of the astronauts who perished during the Challenger disaster and certainly did all he could to keep each shuttle from such a repeat accident. He has held important positions involving such manned projects as Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo lunar landings, Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the Space Station. He was assigned to the cockpit of the Space Shuttle missions as a SpaceCraft Operator (Ground Test Astronaut). If anyone knows what is going on in space, with humans or otherwise, it is McClelland

In 1960, Major Donald E Keyhoe, the International Director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) selected McClelland to be Director for the Kennedy Space Center and central Florida region. His unit members included two NASA Astronaut Flight Surgeons, many engineers, scientists and mathematicians as consultants and investigators. Later, he was chosen as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Director at the KSC and served concurrently as Assistant State Director for Florida.



Strange Hominid Sighting Reported Near Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania - July 18, 2008


I received a telephone call today from a woman who claims to have seen a small bigfoot-like creature on July 18th, 2008 near the town of Red Lion, Pa. She stated that she had been shopping and was on her way home. As she was driving south on Rt. 624 about 2 miles from Red Lion, she noticed something running across a field near a home construction site. At first, she thought it was a large dog but it stood upright like a human. She pulled her car into an unfinished side road and observed the creature for several minutes as it would stop, look around, then continue running until it reached a small woods. She states that it was around 7PM in the evening and clear.

She described it as stocky with muscular arms and legs and no more than 4 foot in stature and sparsely covered in dark gray hair. It had no clothes though she could not determine the gender. At one point, she says that she was near enough to notice the head was smaller than that of a human child of the same height. She said that only one other person (a neighbor) was told of this sighting and that she did not want any notoriety. Her only reason for contacting me was because she had seen my blog and that I lived nearby (about 50 miles south in Baltimore) and thought I may want to check the area out for myself.

Note: She only gave me the name 'Macy' as a reference (I assume this is not her actual name) and refused to disclose her address and other personal information. There have been Bigfoot sighting reports in this area of Pennsylvania in the past as well as in neighboring Maryland. This very well could have been a juvenile Bigfoot. There have been local and Indian legends of a small hominid (the Albatwitch) in Lancaster and York Counties which I have detailed below.

UPDATE: This is a plea to 'Macy'...since I have posted this, I'm sure you have read it. Please contact me. I have further questions that I feel you can answer. I promise not to ask personal questions and that your privacy is assured.

The 'Albatwitch' is a small (about 4 feet tall), manlike creature which supposedly lived in wooded areas. Their main area of residence seemed to be near Chickies Rock, a heavily wooded area along the banks of the Susquehanna River about a mile or two north of Columbia, Pa. Albatwitches were also reported from wooded areas all along the river's shore.

The creatures are named for a habit which they possess. Their bizarre common name is short for "apple-snitch", as they are reputed to have a taste for apples. Legends speak of how the albatwitches would oftentimes steal apples from picnickers, occasionally even throwing them at the startled people. Legends also record that the creatures often sat in trees, coming down only to find food.

Legend also says that the albatwitches either became extinct or were driven nearly into extinction in the later years of the nineteenth century. Chickies Rock, where the creatures supposedly lived, does have a tradition of strange sights and sounds - in the 1950s and 1970s, a manlike figure was seen several times, and local legends also speak of sounds like the crack of a whip heard in the woods at night. One can only wonder if these could be connected with the albatwitch.

Whether these stories are connected or not, several sightings of Sasquatch-types have been recorded from this area. A vague report concerning the sighting of a hairy humanoid came from Lancaster in 1973. Lancaster is a scant 10 miles east of Columbia. Another came from the town of North Annville (about 20 miles to the north) in the same year. In addition, a number of reports have surfaced out of neighboring York County.

Also, some sources say that the Susquehannocks, like many Indian tribes, had a belief in an apelike monster, and sometimes depicted it on their war-shields. The Susquehannocks were a local tribe - coincidentally, major evidences of their civilization (ruins of a village and burial grounds) were found at the base of Chickies Rock.


Monkey From Mars: A Georgia Crime Lab Oddity

Other museums might have more or flashier items to display. But only the mini-museum of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation can boast of possessing such an other-world oddity as the monkey from Mars.

The bureau's state crime lab lobby has its requisite displays on forensic science, including an illegal moonshine still and the microscopic fibers that solved the 1981-82 Atlanta child murders. But tucked away in a glass cylinder are the preserved remains of a monkey that three pranksters passed off as an alien 55 years ago in a UFO hoax that drew headlines worldwide.

At the height of UFO hysteria then sweeping the nation, two young barbers and a butcher took a dead monkey in 1953, lopped off its tail and applied a liberal dose of hair remover and some green coloring to the carcass.

Then they left the primate on an isolated road north of Atlanta in the pre-dawn hours of July 8, 1953, burning a circle into the pavement with a blowtorch before a police officer came around the curve in his patrol car.

"If we had been five minutes earlier, we would have caught 'em in the act," said Sherley Brown, the officer who happened on the scene.

The barbers, Edward Watters and Tom Wilson, and the butcher, Arnold "Buddy" Payne, told the policeman they came upon a red, saucer-shaped object in the road that night. They said several 2-foot-tall creatures were scurrying about and the trio hit one with their pickup before the others jumped back in the saucer and blasted skyward — leaving the highway scorched.

Brown took down the strange account and filed a report at police headquarters before going home.

Soon after his shift ended, he said, "the phone started ringing off the hook."

"They had the Air Force and everybody else trying to find out about it," said Brown, since retired in 1985.

Word of the discovery spread like wildfire.

Just the night before, some Atlanta area residents had reported seeing a large, multicolored object flying in the sky. A veterinarian who examined the corpse said it looked "like something out of this world." A newspaper put out an artist's drawing of the saucer that the men described.

But within hours the monkey business unraveled.

Dr. Herman D. Jones, the founder and director of the GBI lab, and Dr. Marion Hines, an anatomy professor at Emory University, examined the creature that evening and proclaimed it to be a hoax.

"If it came from Mars, they have monkeys on Mars," Hines was quoted as saying in an article at the time by The Associated Press that is set beside the monkey in the appointment-only museum.

Where the men got the monkey is not clear. Watters, Wilson and Payne eventually admitted to the hoax and Watters paid a $40 fine for obstructing a highway.

As for Jones, his name is now on the GBI crime lab as the man who introduced modern forensic science to the state.

Note: I wonder if the 'Bigfoot from Atlanta' ends up in the Georgia Crime Lab as well?


Video: UFO Crash in Vietnam Still a Mystery



The Socialist Republic of Vietnam still has not released any further information on the May 2008 UFO crash since the initial video of the wreckage. A video of the craft falling to earth was leaked about a month ago and has recently been verified as actual footage of the UFO in question. Hopefully, the western nations and/or scientists can convince the Vietnamese government of the importance of sharing any information that they have collected.


Unknown Creature Washes Ashore at Montauk Island, New York


Something strange has washed ashore at Montauk Island, New York.

“This is an actual monster, some sort of rodent-like creature with a dinosaur beak. A tipster says that there is ‘a government animal testing facility very close by in Long Island,’” says Gawker.com in a posting for Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

We'll keep an eye on this one. Hopefully there will be some disclosure soon.


Ensino para Vida ou Ensino Mecânico

==>Estava conversando com alguns estudantes universitários e posteriormente com estudantes do ensino fundamental sobre a escolha da profissão a ser seguida pelo restante da vida. Uma verdade dita por todos foi a falta de informação sobre as profissões existentes, tipos de mercado de trabalho e as consequências dessa escolha sem informação.
==>Pois é! Hoje em dia, o nosso ensino médio apresenta apenas disciplinas tidas como mecânicas, ou seja, matemática, química, física, biologia, entre outras quando na verdade não ensinam nada sobre a realidade da sociedade, modos de comportamento, muito menos dando noções do mundo que os espera lá fora. Vocês acham isso um erro assim como eu?
==>Essa é uma realidade mesmo. Os jovens saem do ensino médio sem informações das profissões existentes, suas atuações, enfim, uma noção de mundo para quem quer cursar uma universidade. Hoje, o número de estudantes que trocam de curso nas instituições acadêmicas é muito grande. Ainda existem aqueles que trocam mais de uma vez de curso. Segundo eles, o curso não era o que eles pensavam ou queriam fazer ou mesmo não se identificaram com o perfil.
==>Ao invés de ter disciplinas como filosofia ou mesmo socilogia no ensino médio, essas duas poderiam ser revistas para quem sabe uma outra disciplina entrar abordando o mundo e suas profissões e características, como uma disciplina vocacional. O que vocês acham? Claro que há quem diga que é muito cedo para os estudantes terem esse tipo de informações. Mas se é muito cedo para eles terem essas informações, não seria muito cedo para eles escolherem uma profissão? Acredito que sim para as duas respostas, mas se quisermos profissionais habilitados, informação deve ser um item que não poderá faltar.

Nothing Better Than a Traditional 'Belly Button' Festival


It was belly-up for thousands of people who indulged in a weekend of navel gazing at a festival dedicated to the belly button in central Japan.

Children and adults, many of them sporting painted stomachs, took part at the annual Belly Button Festival in Shibukawa, north of Tokyo, where dancing in the streets is compulsory.

"The belly button is traditionally believed to be located in the middle of the body and the most important part. Our town, Shibukawa, is also called the belly button of Japan, and that is how this festival began," said festival organizer Kazuo Yamada.

The festival is based on a traditional Japanese form of entertainment where revelers paint a face on their torsos and stomachs and pretend it is a head.

A kimono is then wrapped around the waist and the person's real head is hidden by a large cloth hat. The belly button is traditionally painted into a mouth.

These days, modern motifs and Japanese anime designs have crept in to the festival, which city officials said is all about having fun. The only thing festival-goers take seriously is dancing: participants sashayed through the streets of Shibukawa for over two hours in the sweltering heat.


New UFO Mystery Surfaces in the Mojave Valley

A large object with a turquoise hue plummeted out of the sky earlier this summer and plowed into the earth south of Las Vegas near Needles, California.

Eyewitnesses say this was no meteorite, especially since a bunch of helicopters came looking for it and then hauled it away.

The object was seen in the early morning hours of May 14. It appeared to crash into the ground just west of the Colorado River. And that's when things got interesting for residents of the area.

Somewhere in the rough terrain just west of the Colorado River and south of Needles is a point of impact, maybe some burn marks, created by something that fell from the sky. Frank Costigan saw it because he got up at 3 a.m. to let his cat out -- a fiery object that flashed across the sky, but it wasn't a meteor he says.

"It was bright, bright enough that it illuminated the ground," he said.

For seven years, Costigan worked as the chief of airport security at L.A.X. He says the mystery object flew out of the north east, heading southwest, traveling very fast, but at one point it slowed down, then sped up again.

"It went behind a hill, and I waited to see if I could hear it crash because as big as it was, it was bound to make noise," he said.

But he didn't hear a crash. Hours later, David Hayes, the owner of KTOX Radio in Needles, was coming to work when he spotted an odd formation of dark vehicles getting off the highway. He drew a picture of the lead vehicle, a large truck with a dome on top and a black structure that reminded him of a stealth fighter.

"It seemed like it was some kind of surveillance vehicle -- four-wheel drive. It had government plates, U.S. government plates and behind it were a couple of vans that looked like support vehicles," said Hayes.

The men inside had a military bearing, Hayes said, but weren't in uniform. He made eye contact with one of the drivers and the guy followed him. Later in the day, one of the vehicles was parked outside the station, seemingly conducting a surveillance of the place.

"These guys staring you down had a 'Men in Black' feel to it?" asks Knapp.

"Absolutely. Very serious, serious as a heart attack," said Hayes.

Coincidentally, Costigan, the ex-cop, works on investigations for Hayes. When he came in to the radio station, he told Hayes about the thing he had seen in the sky, and Hayes told him about the Men in Black.

Then they got another piece of the puzzle -- a call from a man who lives in a houseboat on the river, who said he saw the fiery object -- that it had crashed about 100 yards west of the river, that it landed with a thump. Hayes says he's known the witness for years by the name Bob on the river. Bob thought a plane had crashed and tried to call 911 but his cell wouldn't work, so he moved his boat out into the river, and then heard the helicopters.

In an interview with journalist Linda Howe, Bob says he saw at least five helicopters flying in formation, including a large sky crane. The crane picked up the oval shaped object, still glowing, and flew away, heading in the direction of Las Vegas. One odd detail, the choppers arrived only 17 minutes after the object crashed. He described it to Hayes.

"It was about the size of a semi-trailer, he says, oblong shaped thing," said Hayes.

Out of the blue, the station got a call from a friend in Laughlin who said the Laughlin Airport had been inundated on the night of the crash with so-called Janet planes. That's the airline that flies workers to top secret Area 51. Costigan says the airport could not confirm this because no one is on duty after 6 p.m. at night, not even in the tower.

The black vehicles have left Needles. Bob the houseboat guy can't be found either.

"The fact that there were people here the next day, it was almost like they were doing some sort of cleanup or whatever. The point is, something definitely happened.

The I-Team phoned nearly every agency we could think of to see if they had received any report or knew anything. We were not surprised to learn that no one knew anything.

Here's the list -- police agencies in three states, the Laughlin Airport, the weather service, the FAA and several military bases.

A military watchdog group found a public record showing there was at least one army helicopter in the air in that area at that time. The helicopter, oddly enough, is listed as being attached to a U.S. base in Europe.

We are filing freedom of information requests and will report back when we get responses.


Woman Claims She Was Abducted By Aliens Near Mount St. Helens

Joy French is fully aware that it sounds a little far-fetched to say that she might have been abducted by an alien near Mount St. Helens more than two decades ago.

But since she began hosting UFO meetings in April 2007, she has seen and heard so much evidence of extraterrestrial encounters that she wishes she had spoken up earlier. Now the energetic octogenarian devotes her life to opening closed minds.

“We are the only country trying not to tell the truth about UFOs,” she said. “The government is not being honest with people.”

French, 84, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, will host a meeting for believers in UFO sightings — and those who want to believe — at 7 p.m. Friday in the Cowlitz County PUD meeting room.

French lived in Longview from 1965 to ‘67. In the early 1980s she was staying in a small trailer on Lake Merwin. A friend camping in the area, Don McMann, called her on the CB radio and invited her to watch a video with him.

Most of that night is a blank. She remembers starting to drive downhill to his trailer, and the next thing she remembers is being a passenger in her car, with him driving.

“I’m an independent person,” she said, so being a passenger made no sense to her. “I usually drive my own car.”

She doesn’t recall watching the movie. She said neither of them drank.

This took place around 10 or 11 p.m., in the thick darkness of a mountain forest. Suddenly the sky lit up as bright as daylight, and her 1966 Cadillac stopped dead.

McMann, a mechanic, hopped out and lifted the hood. He checked the engine and shrugged.

“There’s nothing wrong with your car,” he said. He slammed the hood, and the car started.

“That’s the last thing I remember until the next day,” French said.

In the morning, she called McMann on the CB and arranged to meet at the community kitchen.

“I told him, ‘What happened last night, that’s what happens when a UFO’s around,’ ” she said. “He said, ‘I thought of that, too.’ ”

They never spoke of it again, nor did they mention it to the other campers at Merwin because they were afraid of ridicule.

“Now I wonder if the others saw and didn’t tell,” she said.

She believes the light came from a spaceship, and that she and McMann were taken into the craft and examined. Their memories of the incident were erased before they were returned to her car, she believes.

McMann died in 1998. A couple of years ago, French, now living in Idaho, discussed the incident with a childhood friend — and discovered the friend once saw a UFO when she was picking huckleberries.

“The government told her never to speak of it,” French said.

She has read numerous books about extraterrestrials, met investigators and scientists and heard many people share their experiences, including Gloria Hawker, author of “Morning Glory,” an account of being impregnated by an alien.

“Some of this stuff blows my mind,” French said. “It’s kind of hard to swallow.”

She’s positive she didn’t have the same experience as Hawker.

“If they took me and checked me out, they probably threw me back because I had a complete hysterectomy and I’m no good to them,” she said.

French believes extraterrestrials have been visiting Earth for centuries, citing the Egyptian pyramids as one example of their work. She also believes aliens can be credited with the world’s rapid advancements in technology during her own lifetime.

“I can’t believe the government is still covering up,” she said.

She thinks extraterrestrials want to save our world.

“I don’t think they want to hurt us. I think they want to save us from destroying our planet,” she said. “Or pick us up after we destroy it.”

She understands that many people are afraid to come forward and admit they believe in UFOs. She offers her meetings as a safe place to learn more.

“People with closed minds never learn a thing.”


Yeti: New Evidence Found

It is right up there with the Loch Ness monster: the subject of claimed sightings, passionately promoted by believers, dismissed by the scientific community. But now experts say they have found the best evidence to date that the yeti might – just conceivably – be real.

Tests at Oxford Brookes University on hairs which local people believe came from a yeti in an Indian jungle have failed to link them with any known species and are said to bear "a startling resemblance" to those brought back from the Himalayas by Sir Edmund Hillary half a century ago.

Ape expert Ian Redmond, who is co-ordinating the research, said: "The hairs are the most positive evidence yet that a yeti might possibly exist, because they are tangible. We are very excited about the preliminary results, although more tests need to be done."

The two short hairs – 33mm and 44mm long – were picked up in thick forest in the Garo hills in the mountains of north-east India five years ago after a forester reported seeing a yeti – locally known as mande barung, or "forest man" – for three days in a row breaking branches off trees and eating their sap.

The hills are one of several places in the world where similar creatures – Bigfoot in the US, the sasquatch in Canada, the sajarang gigi in Indonesia, and the yeti in Nepal – are part of local legend and from where occasional sightings are reported.

After being brought to Britain, the hairs were magnified up to 200 times, and one of them was cast in varnish to make a better two-dimensional image. They were then compared with hairs from animals known to live in the hills. "We fully expected them to come from a known animal," said Mr Redmond. "We failed to find that. So the mystery remains and we go on to the next stage of investigation."

The hairs will now be examined under an even more powerful microscope and sent to two different laboratories – in Oxford and Cardiff – for DNA testing. Follicles containing cells remain on the base of the hairs, said Mr Redmond, "so there is every chance that we will be able to get even closer to the truth".

If DNA analysis cannot identify the creature, it should be able to work out what it is related to, he explained. "It could easily be an unknown primate, even if it is not a yeti."

People in the Garo Hills believe that the yeti exists, and there have been repeated reported sightings of the creatures and their footprints, including by such famous mountaineers as Lord Hunt, who led the Everest expedition.


Georgia Bigfoot Claim: 'Body Was Accidentally Found'

Rick Dyer of Forest Park, Georgia from Bigfoottracker.com claims that the Bigfoot body in his possession was accidentally found in the deep woods approximately 7 miles from a road.

On the Squatchdetective.com radio show on July 28th, Dyer explained that it took 6 people 1 1/2 days to drag the 8'8", 600lbs. corpse to a vehicle. He refused to disclose the gender of the creature. Dyer also stated it was found in early June and assumes it had been dead a few days. As well, he mentioned that the Bigfoot is being stored in a 10 ft. freezer.

Dyer also claimed that other 'live' Bigfoot creatures were observed in the same area where the body was found and that he has photographs.

Listeners were allowed to field questions.

Dyer said that at least one researcher had refused to believe his find and that the YouTube campaign was started in order to belittle other well known cryptozoologists.

Ask what the creature looks like, Dyer answered that it looks 'more human than ape' and that he seeked legal counsel in order to copyright photographs. He states he already has a buyer who has offered $10 million.

Dyer did say that he never believed in Bigfoot and didn't research the creature before he stumbled across the body.

Dyer claims that the proof and evidence of their find will start being released to the public on September 1st, 2008. The attorney handling Dyer's affairs in this case is Monroe Ferguson of Ferguson, Ferguson & Morris, P.C. of Jonesboro, Georgia.


Investigators: 'Steve Fossett May Have Faked His Own Death'

Fossett, a friend of Virgin boss Richard Branson, and the first man to fly non-stop round the earth in a hot air balloon, went missing last September when his final flight in a light plane over the Nevada desert went missing.

However, Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol has said Fossett, whose body or plane was never found, could still be alive.

She said: "I've been doing this search and rescue for 14 years. Fossett should have been found.

"It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Fossett's disappearance sparked the biggest search in American history, with the Civil Air Patrol's Black Hawks, fitted with infra-red technology, joined by over 30 private planes and internet experts scanning the Nevada desert looking for clues.

Lt Col Ryan believes Fossett may have faked his own death due to personal problems or fears about his business dealings.

There are also a number of anomalies that question whether Fossett's plane ever crashed.

Only one witness, a pilot at hotel magnate Barron Hilton's flying ranch near Reno, claims to have seen him take off that day.

That witness claims Fossett asked him to prepare the plane for take off, even though he had never allowed anyone else to do this before.

Fossett also apparently claimed he was going to scout for locations for a land speed record attempt, but he supposedly took off with no emergency equipment.

The choice of plane was also a baffling one - a Bellanca Citabria Super Decathlon, which, according to risk assessor Robert Davis said was constructed from a steel and wood frame, but actually covered in fabric, making it easy to dismantle.

Davis conducted an eight-month investigation for insurers Lloyd's of London, said to face a £25 million payout on Fossett's death.

He said: "What I've strived to find out is what happened to this man in the run-up to his disappearance, why did he disappear?

"I spoke to reporters who were on the scene, people who were helping out with the search efforts, anyone whom I thought could shed some light on this.

"I discovered that there is absolutely no proof that Steve Fossett is actually dead. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I'm a man who deals in facts, and I don't really care if he is alive or dead, it make no difference to me.

"What I am interested in is the truth - and a proper criminal investigation of this man's disappearance was never undertaken by law enforcement or officials in the state of Nevada."


Cine Pipoca

---Como prometido no artido dessa semana, aqui estão os trailers dos dois filmes que citei. Arquivo X, Eu Quero Acreditar e também Batman e o Cavaleiro das Trevas. Confiram e tirem suas próprias conclusões. Maiores informações no artigo que vai sair quinta-feira.
---Arquivo X, Eu Quero Acreditar

---O súbito desaparecimento da agente Monica Bannan (Xantha Radley) faz com que a agente Dakota Whitney (Amanda Peet) recorra à ajuda do padre Joe (Billy Connolly), um homem que abusou sexualmente de 37 coroinhas no passado e que alega ter visões. Para ajudá-la na busca, já que não conta com experiência em acontecimentos fora do comum, a agente Whitney busca o apoio de Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), que não é mais agente do FBI. O contato é feito através de Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), que também deixou a organização e agora trabalha como médica em um hospital católico. Inicialmente relutante, Mulder decide cooperar e, aos poucos, passa a acreditar cada vez mais nas palavras do padre Joe.

---Batman e o Cavaleiro das Trevas

---No filme, após dois anos desde o surgimento do Batman (Christian Bale), os criminosos de Gothn City têm muito o que temer. Com a ajuda do tenente James Gordon (Gary Oldman) e do promotor público Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman luta contra o crime organizado comandado pelo Coringa (Heath Ledger). Na direção de “The Dark Knight” está Christopher Nolan e o roteiro foi escrito por seu irmão, Jonathan Nolan, baseado na trama criado pelo próprio Christopher e David Goyer (roteiristas de “Batman Begins”). No elenco estão Christian Bale como Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine como o mordomo Alfred e Morgan Freeman como o funcionário das Indústrias Wayne, Lucius Fox. O tão cobiçado papel do Coringa ficou com Heath Ledger, que faleceu pouco depois das filmagens.

---Bom filme!

Washington Attorney Claims He Knows Identity of 'D.B.Cooper'

An attorney who is writing a book about the D.B. Cooper investigation claims the legendary hijacker who vanished from the back of a passenger jet with $200,000 in ransom in 1971 survived and returned to his life as a college instructor in Ogden.

Federal investigators are aware of the claim and are treating it like more than 1,000 other leads they have checked out over the last 36 1/2 years. They're skeptical that the late William "Wolfgang" Gossett pulled off the heist many others have claimed to but were found to be hoaxes.

"There is not one link to the D.B. Cooper case other than the statements (Gossett) made to someone," said FBI Special Agent Larry Carr, who is overseeing the Cooper investigation.

The Standard-Examiner reported in a story Sunday that Gossett told his sons and a few friends that he was the illustrious Cooper - who investigators believe didn't survive the parachute jump over the Pacific Northwest in November 1971 but have never been able to prove it.

Galen Cook, a Spokane, Wash., attorney who has been investigating the Cooper case for more than two decades, said he has submitted a fingerprint of Gossett's to the FBI's Seattle field office and hopes it will confirm his theory, which he plans to publish in a book.

Gossett had military experience, including wilderness survival, and looked like the FBI composite sketch of Cooper, Cook said.

"He had the opportunity, talent and motive to carry out the crime," Cook told the Standard-Examiner.

Gossett died in 2003 at the age of 73. His son, Greg, still lives in Ogden, where he said his father told him on his 21st birthday that he had hijacked the plane, then revealed to his son two keys to a safety deposit box at a bank in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the money was stored.

"He said that I could never tell anybody until after he died," Greg Gossett said.

Kirk Gossett, another son, says his father also told the story several times.

"He had the type of temperament to do something like this," Kirk Gossett said.

After a career in the military, Gossett worked in the early 1970s as an ROTC instructor and military law instructor at Weber State in Ogden. He also worked as a radio talk-show host in Salt Lake City, where he moderated discussions about the paranormal.

While Carr was doubtful that the fingerprint and hair samples Cook has from Gossett would prove anything, the FBI has heard tales that were more far-fetched.

"Everything about the case is just bizarre," Carr said.


Private Disclosure: Astronaut Ellison Onizuka's Alien Encounter

by Clark C. McClelland, former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, Kennedy Space Center, Florida (1958-1992)
Artist credit of eyewitness account: R. Schmidt

Prior to the fateful launch of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986, I had the honour and pleasure of sharing conversations with several members of that crew.

During one of many pre-mission preps for the Challenger mission, I came upon Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at launch complex 39. I had an assignment to assess some problems at the Launch Control Center (LCC) and needed to access the main drawing files. A file operator was there and I went to her for assistance. Ellison walked in on our conversation and we exchanged greetings. Jokingly, I asked him if he had important business with her, and he said "yes, Clark" with a big smile. I told her to help Lt. Colonel Ellison first, and I would wait. She opened a plastic bag that had a packet of goodies for this very important customer. Ellison "loved" those chocolate-peanut butter brownies that she baked for him when he was at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on training assignments.

Many astronauts at the KSC knew of my interest in the study of possible Extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence, and my association with Major Donald Keyhoe, Dick Hall and the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP since 1958), and the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), at Cape Canaveral and KSC.

Another evening while off-site, I once again accidentally came upon Ellison. He asked if I could give him an opinion regarding a topic that was sparking his curiosity. Ellison had a great interest in ET life and asked me my belief concerning aliens, and if I believed they have been here on earth? His question caught me by surprise.

As we walked slowly towards our destinations, I briefly explained what I had learned since 1947, the initial year I entered my UFO research. I briefly related what I knew regarding the Roswell case and that I had become more aware of it many years later at the Cape through several discussions with ABMA (Army Ballistic Missile Agency) personnel who were at White Sands Proving Grounds near Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. These men had worked directly with Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team of German Scientists who were at that base at that time. Onizuka said he was aware of that case.

I then told him my belief that life does exist among the stars and that it has visited earth throughout human history. He smiled in agreement. I thought to myself, what else does he know? Soon it became very clear.

Onizuka asked me if my surname had any connection with McClellan Air Force Base in California? I said not as far as I was aware. I asked him why? Ellison said he had a surprising experience along with other USAF aerospace flight engineers and pilots while on military training duty at McClellan AFB, about eight or nine years prior to his astronaut training.

He and this group were at this base for specialized training when they were directed to report to a viewing room. As they were seated, the room darkened and a movie began without the usual official introduction by a USAF officer.

They were all startled when a view of a facility similar to a medical examination room appeared on the screen and small bodies were observed lying on slabs. He heard several excited comments by the other officers seated near him. The small, strange looking creatures were humanoid in shape, and appeared similar to those described by alleged witnesses at the well-known Roswell site in the Southwest USA in 1947. They all had large heads, large eyes, slight torsos, arms, and legs. They did not appear to be of earthly origin.

Ellison then said, " Clark, my God, these highly trained officers and I were shocked by what we saw. We were not made privy to what we would see until it happened. We were all caught off guard. Perhaps it was a test of our psyche to determine our overall reaction. Well, we were all caught by surprise ".

Needless to say, I was also caught off guard hearing this revelation from a highly intelligent USAF officer and NASA astronaut. One who flew his initial space mission 51-C in the space shuttle Discovery a highly classified U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) mission under top secret conditions. It made me wonder what else Ellison knew, or perhaps had seen, during his first shuttle mission and USAF career?

I said "that’s amazing, Ellison! Were all of you given any opportunity to question what you saw?" He said, "No! We were then asked to exit the room and continued our scheduled technical activities as if nothing special had occurred. In my opinion, I have considered the possibility that the group was evaluated for individual reactions to what they saw. Perhaps it was a planned USAF psychological test for military reasons. Who knows, NASA may have evaluated it in my selection as an astronaut in 1978. You know, what would my reaction be if I actually saw an alien being"?

We arrived at our separate building destinations and briefly discussed his approaching second space mission in Challenger 51-L. He said he was anticipating a successful flight with Judy Resnik, Christa McAuliffe, and crew. I asked if we could discuss this topic again; and he agreed.

Unknown to us both, this would be the last time we would speak. He, Judy, Christa and the other crew members would be making their final mission on January 28, 1986. I was at the Kennedy Space Center and watched in disbelief as they and space shuttle Challenger fell into the Atlantic Ocean.

Upon leaving KSC for the night after being on duty for about 15 hours, I was driving home to my Port St. John Apartment when the disaster finally caught up with my emotions. I pulled to the side of the main NASA causeway crossing the Indian River and sobbed my eyes out for about ten minutes. God, how horrible it was, and still is to this day, in my memory.

God bless you Judy Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Michael Smith, Gregory Jarvis and Ronald McNair. Thank you God for the honour of knowing all of them. And, please, if you would - - - make sure Ellison gets those chocolate-peanut butter brownies up there in heaven.


Wernher von Braun: What He Knew About the Roswell UFO Crash

by Clark C. McClelland - Former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, Kennedy Space Center, FL 1958-1992

In 1947, a controversial event took place in New Mexico near the town of Roswell. The "Roswell Incident," as it has come to be known, remains the paramount case in UFO crash/retrieval history. In addition to the claims of a downed alien ship, alien bodies were said to have been recovered from the debris.

The United States Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Federal Government have kept a steadfast opinion that the object in question was a high altitude balloon project, code named: Mogul. The project was designed to detect nuclear blasts in the USSR. The bodies that were recovered, according to the USAF, were parachute test dummies that had been released high above the desert, and had eventually drifted into the "balloon" crash area. The USAF finally settled on this fabricated version of events and passed it off to the American public as truth.

During my long years of service in our national space program, I was very fortunate to come to know and exchange some very exciting data with former German scientists, who had been brought to the USA under Operation Paper Clip following Word War II. These men were the elite of the German rocket programs controlled by Adolph Hitler. On many occasions I had the distinct privilege of speaking with Dr. Wernher von Braun, the leader of the elite group, and several other scientists who were assigned to the ABMA (Army Ballistics Missile Agency) launch crews at the Cape Canaveral launch sites. Eventually, these same men were incorporated into the new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) organization. During the periodic MFA (Manned Flight Awareness) meetings that were held at Cocoa Beach, I was able to talk freely and briefly with such scientists, particularly Dr. von Braun.

On one such occasion, he and I had taken a break and stepped out of the Cocoa Beach Ramada Inn into the back patio. I admitted that I was aware that he and his German Scientific team were located not too far from the crash site at that time. They were launching captured V-2 rockets from the White Sands Testing Range. On this night, I asked him a question concerning the Roswell Incident that caused his eyebrows to raise.

Did the Roswell Incident in fact happen, was an alien craft recovered along with alien bodies? Did you have a chance to go to the crash site?"

Dr von Braun was a cigarette smoker and he lit one up. He thought for a second, then proceeded to talk freely about his inspection of the crashed craft.

He trusted me to hear such astonishing events because I vowed to not report it to newspapers, magazines, television, etc. I never broke that vow. Since he is deceased, and the incident happened over fifty years ago, I am now disclosing what I heard. I have a right to speak about anything - even things that, according to certain agencies, "do not exist."

Dr. von Braun explained how he and his (unnamed, for now) associates had been taken to the crash site after most of the military were pulled back. They did a quick analysis of what they found. He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on earth. He said it seemed to be created from something biological, like skin. I was lost as to what he indicated, other than thinking perhaps the craft was "alive."

The recovered bodies were temporarily being kept in a nearby medical tent. They were small, very frail and had large heads. Their eyes were large. Their skin was greyish and reptilian in texture. Dr. von Braun said it looked similar to the skin texture of rattle snakes he'd seen several times at White Sands. His inspection of the debris had even him puzzled: very thin, aluminium coloured, like silvery chewing gum wrappers. Very light and extremely strong. The interior of the craft was nearly bare of equipment, as if the creatures and craft were part of a single unit.

That's when I became lost in the moment. We returned to the awards ceremony, in which he participated, later bidding farewell. I went home with my head spinning from all I had heard. Keeping this quiet for many years was very difficult, especially with the temptations of having many friends and associates who believe in UFOs, ETs, etc. I never released this amazing data to Major Keyhoe and NICAP, or the public, until now. I considered my honor sacred when a vow was made.

Article author's note: This amazing interview with Dr. von Braun is only one of many events that I personally experienced as a space flight pioneer at Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, from 1958 to 1992.


Amazing Crop Circle Near Ashbury, Oxfordshire - July 27, 2008


From Stuart Dike: On viewing this extraordinary formation from the air, it is clear that its the second formation to have the largest amount of circles since Milk Hill in 2001, 241 in total. (73 main circles with 168 Grapeshot Circles) Also the alignment with Wayland Smithy is also fascinating, as I am sure part of the arms of the Cross are on a major Ley Line axis which cuts through the corner of Wayland Smithy (not a direct alignment through the ancient Burial Chamber).


UFO / OVNI Video: Pulsating Cylinder - Vernon, British Columbia - July 25, 2008


Report: It was July 25th, 2008 around 10 pm, it was a cylidrical light that dramatically changed colour and flashed intensely. Witnessed by myself and three other guests at the motel where I work. I tend to go outside and look each night since I started seeing them once and a while from May onward. Basically, I could not see an object, other than a upright cylidrical looking flashing - multi coloured light. Its legit, and very real - and its not moving irratically - thats me trying to get a good shot - but twice I was able to get a fix, and you can see the speed as it slowly moves from left to right, and then it vanished shortly after this vid. It has been around before - and flashes in the sky like a police car


Movie Review: The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Directed by Chris Carter
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connelly
Rated PG-13


“I can’t lose faith, Lancelot. It’s all I have left.” –Perceval from Excalibur

“How many times have we been here before, Scully? Right here. So close to the truth and now with what we’ve seen and what we know to be right back at the beginning with nothing.” — Fox Mulder from The X-Files: Fight The Future

“Let’s just say that I want to believe.” — Fox Mulder from The X-Files: I Want To Believe


Read Jerry Dennis' excellent review at Geeks of Doom: The X-Files: I Want To Believe


The Phantom Horses of Windsor Park

I've often been intrigued by reports of phantom animals, especially horses when they are seen to be leading a carriage through some misty backroad of a night. What perplexes me most is the fact that if inanimate objects have no souls, then why should the coach appear alongside the horses? And, if the horses never died together or with the coach, then why should they appear coupled in the ethereal void? Have there ever been sightings of a stagecoacch drawn by nothing, or spectral horses drawing an invisible carriage? It seems not.

The huge gates of Black Horse Yard, at Windsor, are situated on the main Windsor to London road, which is flanked by houses built during the eighteenth century. It is here that one particular apparition is said to appear, ominously before the death of a monarch. A ghostly coach, and horses, is said to roar from the shadows where an old inn used to stand, and gallops towards the Windsor Park gates at great speed. Of course, no-one knows where the procession goes because it often fades into the gloom of night before its destination.

Rumour has it that the phantom carriage, pulled by two magnificent black horses, also consists of a third ghost, that being of a royal physician who was tending to King Charles II before his death. Although no relatively modern sightings of the spectral coach have been reported, its last appearance certainly suggests that, as a spirit, it is indeed an omen of death, because it was Edward VII who appeared gravely ill the last time the manifestation took to the streets.

However, this leaves the researcher with many unanswered questions. Does the spectral coach, the horses and the ghostly physician display some kind of intelligence beyond the comprehension of science and understanding? Or is the spooky scenario simply a continuous playback, embedded in the fabric of time to forever play back when a tragedy is about to strike?

These type of hauntings may suggest a mere recording of a past event, but if so, how on Earth does an historical gaggle of ghosts know when someone is going to die?

Whatever your belief, these historical enigmas continue to operate outside of their own timeline suggesting something, possibly in the human brain, triggers their existence.


Cattle Mutilations Reported in Rosario del Tala, Argentina

"I am advising you of the mutilations that occurred in Rosario del Tala approximately between July 12-13. Two cows are involved; the mutilations took place in 2do Cuartel (area) at Rosario del Tala, Entre Rios Province, at "Campito Chanar I" belonging to ASEBEL, S.A. The dead animals were found by the foreman, Mr. Juan Ramon Carballo, 61, and were approximately 30 meters away from each other. The discovery was made last Monday and the event probably occured on Saturday night. The Aberdeen Angus specimen displayed mutilations to its tongue, ears and cervical tissue; the Black Pampa specimen exhibited a mutilated anus and sexual organs; also missing were the left eye, udders, tongue, left side of the jaw and chin.
"I visited the site on Tuesday the 15th and on the 16th it was possible to reconnoiter the property. Photographs and video recordings were made. Possible deterioration of the solar panels that feed the "Boyeros" system was in evidence, but this should be left to the expertise of persons knowledgeable about said systems. My apologies for the delay [in reporting this].

Last June 2007, the following was reported from the same area:

A cattleman from Maciá showed his concern when he found one of
his cattle "mutilated, with perfect incisions." As reported by
Canal Once, this event is disquieting because similar cases have
been reported in the area.

Alfredo Crettaz, a cattleman from the town of Maciá in the
department of Rosario del Tala, Entre Rios, was "visibly
concerned' by the strange appearance of a seven or eight month
animal found dead. "The perfect cut on the jaw is striking," he
says, alarmed, and describes that "the animal has its entire
nape of the neck peeled off, the tail completely peeled," he
stressed in the report offered by Canal Once in Paraná during
the Semanario Entererriano de Noticias broadcast.

Crettaz suggested that "it wasn't possible that the animal was
sick, "because he fell in this place and what is strange is that
other creatures haven't come to feed off of it."

Cretaz found the animal during the first days of the week and
according to him, "this is the first time that this happens in
this field." The countryman made this clarification because
similar cases have been occurring in the region and cases with
similar characteristics continue to repeat over and over. In
mid-May of this year, a Hereford cow was found in Macià by
Moises Enrique, its owner. In early June 2007, Felipe Weber,
another local rancher, found a dead cow with the typical
characteristics of mutilations: extirpation of genitalia, jaw
muscles, eyes, tongue and udders. Weber had also experienced a
similar occurrence a year earlier.

"Those who have seen this do not know what it could be," said
Crettaz, looking at the animal and unable to dismiss his
amazement in the interview with the Semanario Entreterriano de
Noticias. He said that a local vet told him, after seeing
similar cases, that it could be "an instance of sudden death".
Faced with this, Crettaz did not doubt that it could've been a
case of sudden death because "the animal fell dead and was
stayed there." He added, however, that "the animal looked
somewhat flayed - that's what doesn't make any sense."

As a farmer, he dismissed the possibility that "a red-muzzled
mouse" could've been the cause of the death.

The strange factor in mutilations are the nature of the
injuries: The cows had perfect, cauterized incisions on their
heads and bodies, their tongues and saliva glands had been
removed, and their mammary glands, rectums and large intestines
were missing.


Linkin Park


---Que eu gosto de música todos vocês sabem, mas faz tempo que não tocava no assunto, por isso, a cada semana tentarei trazer alguma nova postagem sobre o mundo da música. Música também é uma "estranha verdade relativa", não acha? Então leia o texto abaixo!
---Para começar bem, Linkin Park é o tema da minha primeira postagem. A banda foi formada em 1996 na California por Mike Shinoda e Brad Delson. Em 2000 saiu o primeiro álbum da banda chamado Hybrid Theory, que aliás, era para ser o nome da banda, porém outra banda já existia com o mesmo nome. Hybrid Theory tornou-se em 2005 disco de diamante. Em 2003 lançaram Meteora que manteve o sucesso do primeiro álbum. Em 2007, Minutes to the Midnight foi lançado sendo o álbum mais vendido de todo o ano.
---A sonoridade da banda mudou muito desde seu começo. Em Hybrid Theory, as batidas e letras eram mais nervosas e fortes. Em Meteora, a produção foi muito melhor que a do álbum anterior, mas a banda começou a experimentar sonoridades novas, como na faixa eletronica Breaking the Habit. Já em Minutes to the Midnight, a banda fugiu das raízes experimentando de vez a praia eletrônica. De fato, segundo os fãs, a sonoridade da banda não é mais a mesma, mas ainda assim é Linkin Park, uma das bandas de rock favorita dos jovens brasileiros.
---Ah! Não podemos esquecer que a banda é "marketeira". A banda possui apenas três álbuns de inéditas, mas possuem sete álbuns variados (Hybrid Theory, Reanimation, Meteora, Live in Texas, Collision Course, The Very Best Collection e Minutes do the Midnight). A banda é boa e disso ninguém discorda, afinal de contas eles não estariam aonde estão se fossem bandinhas como as que vemos hoje por aí. Atualmente a banda está em turne. Será que eles vão voltar por aqui?
---Abaixo, alguns videos da banda para quem quiser ver e ouvir um bom som.
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