Was A UK Wind Turbine Damaged By UFO?
Reports of a large bang and flashing lights skimming across the sky on the night a turbine on Conisholme wind farm was damaged have been told.
Mr Stephen Willows and his wife, Dorothy who live in Fen Lane close to the Conisholme wind farm have told the Leader how Stephen was startled in his sleep by a loud bang at 4am Sunday morning.
It is believed the damage which has left one of the massive blades missing and another bent out of shape happened at some point on Sunday night.
They also reported how on Saturday night, Dorothy and two friends were travelling to Louth by car, when Dorothy looked up at the sky to see lights travelling in a strange fashion across the sky towards the wind farm.
Dorothy said: "I don't believe in UFO's but it was a low flying object. This light seemed to be in the distance, and then it seemed to skim across the sky towards the turbines.
"It might not be connected, but it is just how your mind works when something like this happens – you think, could that have been the noise Stephen heard, or was that to do the light I saw? But until we know what has happened for definite it is very hard to say".
The couple went to the scene to have a closer look, and like many residents, take photographs of the damage. But, when they arrived at the scene, they were shocked to find they had little evidence to go on.
"When we got there, there was nothing to be seen - not even the propeller on the ground" added Dorothy.
"Those blades are pretty sturdy – we saw them when they were being constructed – whatever has hit them has made quite an impact. I was shocked to see that there was no debris left".
Coun Robert Palmer, Chairman of East Lindsey District Council, has stepped forward to say he too saw a strange light in the sky the night before the turbine blade fell off.
He was travelling in a car and saw a light in the sky above the Conisholme wind farm.
He said: "There was definitely something there."
John Harrison from Saltfleetby said that he saw a 'massive ball of light' with 'tentacles going right down to the ground'ver the wind farm on Saturday night. The next morning locals discovered a blade on one of the 89 metre high wind turbines has broken off and another blade was badly dented.
A team of experts from Ecotricity are investigating what caused the damage and say there is no danger to the public.
Meanwhile, our reports of the UFO sightings and the damage to wind turbine have spread like wildfire across the world wide web.
One website has posted an image of an 'octopus UFO' along with the report and others are getting messages from people about the damage.
One message posted on a website says: "Space Squid covert operatives working for Big Oil, destroying alternative energy sources. Sounds reasonable to me."
Another says: "There are plans to build a wind turbine on the edge of the village where I live in Leicestershire so I will be keeping an eye out for any UFO activity once it is built!"
Russ Kellett, from the Flying Saucer Bureau, said witnesses had told him of activity in the area.
"One saw what they at first thought was a low-flying aircraft on the Saturday evening and another heard a loud banging in the early hours of Sunday," he said.
"This is the second most reports of activity we have ever had - I have had over 30 phone calls and emails.
"To hit two of the blades, any object must have been about 170ft long."
But some technical experts have suggested a more mundane explanation.
Dr Peter Schubel, from the University of Nottingham, is an expert in the design and manufacture of wind turbine blades.
He said that if the turbine blade was still, it would take the equivalent of a 10-tonne load to do that kind of damage, but if it was rotating, or hit by a moving object, the force could be a lot less.
He said of the possible cause: "It's definitely not a bird. It could be ice thrown from a neighbouring turbine that struck it.
"Most turbines have an anti-icing system on the blades and maybe it failed to prevent the ice build-up."
The Ministry of Defence said it was not looking into the incident.
A spokesman said: "The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.
"Unless there's evidence of a potential threat, there's no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."
Ecotricity said it hoped to have the turbine back in action
within a week.
- THEY ALL DISCOVERED AMERICA DEPARTMENT -
Did Ancient Welsh Explorers Build Georgia Stone Wall?
A Cherokee legend attributes the wall to a mysterious band of "moon-eyed people" led by a Welsh prince named Madoc who appeared in the area more than 300 years before Columbus sailed to America.
A plaque at the wall says matter-of-factly it was built by Madoc and his Welsh followers, but most professional archeologists give no credence to the legend.
"There has been no archaeological evidence to back up stories that either this Welsh prince or any others came to explore the New World," said Jared Wood, the manager of the archaeology lab at the University of Georgia.
As the legend goes, the group arrived at Mobile Bay around 1170, made their way up the Alabama and Coosa rivers and built stone fortifications at several spots near present-day Chattanooga, Tenn.
Dana Olson, an author who has spent decades trying to prove the legend, said circumstantial evidence on both sides of the Atlantic is too compelling to ignore.
"I've traveled all over the country finding these forts. Some of them are pretty well known, but I'm still uncovering some of them," said Olson, the author of "The Legend of Prince Madoc and the White Indians."
The stone structures have long been a topic of debate. Many scientists have come to believe that the walls at Fort Mountain and other Southeast sites were built by native Americans between 200 B.C. and A.D. 600.
"We're not exactly sure what purposes these enclosures served," said Wood, the UGA archaeologist. "But they were likely well-known gathering places for social events. Seasonal meetings of friends and kin, trading of goods, astronomical observance, and religious or ceremonial activities may have occurred there."
Yet supporters of the Madoc legend say the wall's tear-shaped designs are similar to ruins found in Wales or elsewhere in Great Britain.
And they point to an 1810 letter from John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, who said that in 1782 he was told by an Indian chief that the walls were built by white people called the Welsh who lived in the region before the Cherokee.
They were driven out with the promise that they would never return to Cherokee lands, Sevier said in the letter, and they supposedly traveled to the Ohio valley or downstream to the Mississippi.
There is also evidence of a major battle between 1450 and 1660 at the Falls of the Ohio, which Olson said was the scene of the "big battle began between the red Indians and the white Indians" - the Welsh.
Supporters of the legend say Madoc made two trips to North America, with the first visit coming in 1169. While scientists say the story was widely accepted in the 17th and 18th century, it has fallen out of favor over time.
"For one thing, there is not a historian that goes along with the theory of pre-Columbian contacts in the United States," said Sundea Murphy, who works with Corn Island Archaeology in Louisville, Ky.
"A scientist needs proof. A historian needs proof," she said.
Yet she sees no reason to discount the story of Madoc or any other pre-Columbian culture - from the Vikings to the Polynesians - exploring the continent.
"There were too many other civilizations that had the capability to make cross-ocean voyages," Murphy said.
Source: The Ledger-Ebquirer
- HIGH STRANGENESS IN THE SKY DEPARTMENT -
Alaska Town Abuzz Over Mystery Sky Explosion
Officials think that might be what residents saw shooting through the Alaska sky near Tok on Monday afternoon.
A tremendous explosion, like a sonic boom, drew some people outside, where they watched irregular contrails scribe a path in a clear sky.
At her home four miles west of Tok, Kathy Olding was loading a large sled with firewood to haul to her house when she was startled by an explosion.
Peering out from the tarp-covered wood pile, she saw even her imperturbable Chesapeake Bay retriever, Journey, was on edge, ears cocked.
"I could kind of hear it still rumbling, like thunder," she recalled. "I thought, what in the world?"
Turning her eyes to the sky, Olding saw the oddest contrail.
"It was just like somebody took a pen and made a white cloud that went up and down and up and down and squiggly," she said, describing the pattern.
Others called 911.
Alaska State Troopers dispatcher Diane Kendall fielded several calls starting about 3:30 p.m. Most reported a loud explosion.
One caller, an adult, told Kendall an 11-year-old witnessed the entire spectacle outside.
"He said it was like a big fireball that exploded, with smoke everywhere," Kendall relayed. "The kid said, 'I think it was a meteor,' and I went, right. The Martians have landed. But then I got three other calls, boom, boom, boom. I was pretty shocked."
People reported hearing and feeling an explosion in the air, but no one called in about debris falling from the sky, said Sgt. Freddie Wells, the state trooper on duty at the time.
Responding to the reports, he went out and cas is highly unusual for many, many Tokites to have heard this explosion," Olding wrote in an e-mail. "Does ANYONE know what it was? We are all dying to know."
News that the mysterious incident was likely a meteor was somewhat reassuring, laying to rest Martian theories.
"We're looking for UFOs around here," Sgt. Wells joked.
Chappelow said nearly all meteors that leave visible trails in the atmosphere are no bigger than a BB, and most are as tiny as a grain of sand.
The brightness comes from the speed with which meteors travel into the Earth's atmosphere.
Source: Fox News
Writer Shares Ghost Stories
And local author Maggie Carter-de Vries' efforts to research and compile them have culminated in her second book, Ghosts of Amelia and Other Tales. The interest in ghosts, she said, came about 15 years ago when Carter-de Vries and her children, Tania and Clife, lived in a house on North Sixth Street that also seemed to have another resident.
"It's definitely occupied by a little girl," Carter-de Vries said. "But I haven't been able to figure out who she was or why she was there. When you live in a house that is occupied, it gets you interested [in the phenomena]."
During that time, Carter-de Vries said, she saw the girl several times and said she looked as if she was about 11 years old. And one time, when the house was otherwise empty, a small silver ring with an onyx setting was left in an obvious place, and she said she is certain that it was a gift to her and her children. She still has the ring, which appears to have been crafted for a young girl, she said.
She had her own story from which to build Amelia's haunting lore and worked from there, she said. But she didn't just take the word of others at face value; she did as much historical research as she could on each case, she said.
"I don't want a story just because someone tells it," she said. "I go back and check it out. I feel that it's very important that it be researched."
Carter-de Vries omitted a story about a girl who was allegedly locked in a coffin and suffocated in a coffin-maker's shop, because she couldn't verify such a business ever existed at the Centre Street address in question, she said.
"If I can't find anything to validate it, I don't write the story," she said.
The former owner of Perfect Tans & Hammocks in Fernandina Beach, Carter-de Vries gave up 70-hour work weeks about three years ago to pursue the passion she found earlier in life, she said.
"I love writing," she said. "This is my whole life. I started writing in high school, for the school paper and since little things here and there. But it's like being an artist. You have to make a real living."
Her current part-time job, at the Florida House Inn, factors right into her ghost story pursuit also, she said - she's seen a child ghost there, too, she said.
"I have experienced a little boy during the daytimes there - he walks through the main dining room, through the kitchen and back. He must be 8 or 10 years old."
She said the sandy-haired boy in 1800s clothes could be the ghost of a boy who died with his father in a fishing accident as the two stayed at the inn, she said.
Shannon 'Ms. Macabre' McCabe got the call on this case via our HPI hotline. Shannon notifies me and asked if I wanted the case. My answer was simple. "Yes".
I heard the frantic anxiety in his voice. The call was taken at 4:00am. Kareem Butler: "Paul, when are you coming down here?" Paul: "Soon, I will be at your home on January 2, 2009, Friday at 7:30pm." Kareem: "Paul, it's getting out of control, the entity calls itself Al and it text messaged me and said that it was going to kill my family! It has also threatened one of my children and said we are all going to die! We are seeing black misty shapes, shadows darting here and there, the TVs turn on by themselves. The lights go off and on. It also tries to speak through my cell phone! We need your help!" Paul: "Hang in there brother, we'll be down tomorrow, tomorrow is Friday!"
Friday is here and I assembled my HPI Paranormal Task Force. Paranormal Investigator Roll Call: Jen S., Kathy & Tom, David Mace, Angela Fellines, Face aka Leatherface aka Telly Blackwood, Tammy Straling, Valerie Rankin. Lead Investigator: Paul Dale Roberts. Everyone has a role in this investigation. Jen S, Kathy & Tom, Tammy Straling with their superb paranormal investigating skills. Tammy also does secretarial work for me and takes on the role as a case manager, calling the client and retrieving needed information for our investigation. Kathy is one of the sensitives of my group. David Mace handles all the technical analysis, he became technical savvy from the work he does with his real job. He also is a superb researcher in gathering data on the history of the land and history of the houses we investigate. Valerie Rankin is a psychic from the bay area and is knowledgeable about cleansing homes. Angela Fellines is a professional in the metaphysical arts and also knowledgeable about blessings/cleansings. As for Face, this was his actual first time working in the capacity of a paranormal investigator and not in the role of media/videographer. Face prepared himself with temperature gauge, night vision goggles, video camera, EMF Reader.
Equipment Used: temperature gauges, EMF readers, video cameras, digital audio recorders, regular tape recorders, Listen Up Sound Enhancers, K2 readers, flashlights, Toshiba laptop.
For the cleansing/blessing of the home, we were equipped with: holy water, crucifix, rosary beads, sage, vibrating sound bowls, cleansing salts.
Occupants that greeted the HPI Paranormal Task Force were: Kareem Butler and his wife Megan Butler. Kareem's sister Cassandra Celestine.
The home is a two-story home. According to Kareem most of the activity centers around a tent in the backyard, the 2nd floor and at times the living room. On this night, we would have 2 free-for-all roaming investigations for the investigators to explore the home on their own. Later we would break up the group into two teams. One team to explore the 2nd floor and the other team to explore the first floor, backyard, front yard, garage. Later we would switch areas, so all teams will have the chance to fully explore and investigate the home. During the time we are prepared to switch into different areas, there would be a brief meeting with the occupants to see what sort of evidence we were gathering. After this investigation is over, Valerie Rankin would cleanse the home using salts and sage. Angela Fellines would do a blessing/cleansing using her vibrating sound bowls, meditation and sage burning.
I was prepared to execute a Catholic blessing, but it was not necessary in this case.
After the investigation, blessings and cleansings were done, I had a final debriefing with all of the investigators with occupants present. Interviewing each investigator, this is what I discovered and evidence was presented to the occupants:
Tom: No EVPs gathered, but Tom felt cold spots. Witnessed a moving shadow that resembled a bird or a mask on the ceiling.
Kathy: Witnessed a shadow moving in the closet on the 2nd floor. Gathered two EVPs. One that sounded like a screeching and the other EVP that said "huh?" Some photographs show orb activity. Note: Orb pictures are inconclusive. Another photograph that Kathy took, there is a red glare on the closet ceiling, 2nd photo there is no red glare. A very unusual photograph that Kathy took shows a shadow anomaly. I can only describe it as a big black glob. 2nd photograph there is no big black glob.
Tammy Straling: Felt cold spots. Gets EVP of an older woman saying: "Reach out and pick it up!"
Jen S.: Felt cold spots, received goosebumps from the experience. One room she noticed it got darker and lighter for no apparent reason. Her camera for a while, did not work properly.
Face: Takes photograph in the living room, an anomaly shows up in the photograph that appears to be a black and reddish mass near a large painting. Status: Needs further analysis.
Angela Fellines: Felt cold spots. Most of this whole night, she worked on cleansing the home.
Paul Dale Roberts: No photographic anomalies were taken. Two EVPs. I asked the question, what is your name and got back a man's voice saying Tashiba or Tasha. Occupant says her daughter is named Tasha. 2nd EVP sounds like whispering, inaudible.
David Mace: Felt cold chill down his spine. At times he felt lightheaded at the stairwell. Felt cold spots. He had electronic problems with his equipment. Example: His flash would not recharge. Picked up what he heard were footsteps in the closet. David discovers a cell phone tower 500 feet from the house. This could be the strange noises that sound like electronical voices over Kareem's cell phone, something that Tammy and I, both heard while talking with Kareem.
Tonight, I was prepared for many blessings/cleansings of this home, in case the black mass or black shadows that the family was witnessing could be demonic. A close family member died in this home and the activity seemed to become active after his demise.
An interesting aspect of this case is that Valerie Rankin picked up that someone in this family didn't know how to make cornbread. She also picked up the State that this family was from. She also described clothing that certain family members would wear for certain occasions. I interviewed the occupants and they said she had all the information correct. I talked with Valerie and she thought that there was an American Indian that would watch over this family from the backyard window. It is rumored that this land was built over an American Indian graveyard and other homes in the area were proclaimed haunted. Four neighbors of the Butlers moved away, because they claimed their homes were haunted. This area according to Kareem is one of the most haunted areas of Stockton.
As my investigate team were busy conducting their investigation, I looked over my notes that David Mace provided me. This is what David discovered in his own words:
"I spent hours doing research on the Internet without a lot of luck. I did find that Stockton does have a lot of history with Satanic type rituals, groups, etc. I even found articles back to 1923, one dealing with the murder of a Satanic cult leader. However I have not found anything related directly to this location. Just prior to this housing complex being built, it was a somewhat remote orchard of some kind. The client's house would have been located almost directly in the middle of it.
The other avenue I looked at was the native Americans than lived in the area.
When Europeans arrived, they found the Yatchicumne, a group of Northern Valley Yokuts people, living in the Stockton area. The Yokuts built their villages on low mounds to keep their homes above floods. A Yokuts village called Pasasimas was located on a mound between Edison and Harrison streets in Stockton. When Europeans arrived in northern California, many Native Americans were forced into missions or died from new diseases. However, many Native American people still live in San Joaquin County today.
* Other Interesting facts:
Daughters of Satan, Stockton
<http://groups.msn.com/DaughtersofSatanStockton> (73 members) The Daughters of Satan in Stockton. This was a group by Mery V. Simpson & Jeanetta Erdman, They were Satanists teaching Satanic ways for Satanic Men & Women using spells and witchcraft for lustful things. Then there was the Gay Leather Men & Women of The Willing, Selling your soul has never been so easy. The Church of Leviathan has made a pact with Satan and now they host his personal black book of souls. Mery v Simpson - Mother was known as De Bruid van Satans The head of her Coven was Dochters van Satan. Upon her death Mery A. Simpson was the Satanic Priestess renamed the Coven The Daughters of Satan and was known by her true name Mery V. Simpson as one day her daughter Sara Ann Sevenson of Akron Ohio will head this coven and the number would be in the 1000's according to Mery Simpson of Stockton.
The Manson Family had been in Stockton and may have been involved in at least one murder there. There are still many missing persons that associated with the family.
Anyway... hope Tammy can find more relevant information.
After this investigation was over, I looked over the material we already have. Here are my findings and conclusion.
Numerous EVPs are gathered. Photographic anomalies are discovered. Photographs need further analysis. Other evidence is still pending from the investigators.
From the EVPs that we gathered this night, I do believe there is some type of paranormal activity in this house. Some of the photographs are quite unusual, especially the one that Face took of a black reddish mass and Kathy's shadow glob. We sought out demonic activity and no demonic activity was detected, but there appears to be ghost activity in this home.
DISCLAIMER: Some of the team members are proclaimed psychics, sensitives or intuitives. Whatever you may wish to call them. HPI seeks out a scientific approach in discovering the truth, but we do keep an open mind in the use of psychics, sensitives or intuitives. Even when a psychic, sensitive or intuitive may pick up something and it appears accurate, HPI cannot use this as evidence that paranormal activity does exist.
This ends our investigation for tonight, but look for the final results at the HPI website in regard to this investigation. Below, are some fun theories, that I have came up with. Enjoy!
Creating our Own God.
Is it possible to create our own god? The answer is yes. The Internet is a vast cyberspace universe teeming with information. What if we placed true artificial intelligence into a desktop computer? The artificial intelligence unit would connect with the Internet super highway and absorb all knowledge of the Internet. You would have a pure energy god that now has every tidbit of information that is flowing on the Internet. We would have created our own god. May this god be benevolent or malevolent? One day we may encounter this and find out.
What are Ghosts?
Did you know that we lose 21 grams at the instance of death? What are those 21 grams? Is it access skin, blood, gas? No, it's the energy that we generate everyday leaving our bodies. Kirlian photography has shown an energy mist leaving the body of a recently deceased person that seemed to be exiting the forehead area. Could this energy contain all the knowledge of the deceased person? Could the intelligence remain with the energy? The energy would be the deceased person’s aura. I would say...why not? On the Quantum level, our matter bodies are pure energy. We are made up of atoms. Our material bodies harbor intelligence, so why couldn't our energy auras harbor intelligence too? Einstein says that E=MC2, energy can be converted into matter and matter can be converted into energy. So it would seem logical that energy can be transformed from our material bodies into an energy aura. Our own material existence is baffling, but here we are, we exist. If we exist, why can’t ghosts exist? The existence of ghosts would appear logical.
One more time: Information Just in on the House of Nightmares:
Wow! I thought this House of Nightmares story was ended for now, but got this late night email from one of my investigators, here is what David Mace says in his own words:
An interesting ending to the investigation. I got home at about 12:15 AM. I walked in the door and started to take my shoes off when my home phone rang. No one was there. I looked at my cell phone and noticed that it had called my home phone. No big deal, I obviously hit a speed dial button while taking off my shoes. I put on my robe, put my phone on my dresser and went out to check the TV. About three minutes later my home phone rang again. I answered it and no one was there again. I went back into the bedroom and sure enough, laying on the dresser was my cell phone dialed up to my home. My cell phone does not have an automatic redial option. My wife was laying in bed and she said she heard the cellphone beep just before the house phone range. This time I turned my cell phone off. I have no idea how that happened. Perhaps someone wanted me to know that my cell phone tower theory wasn't correct. Have a good evening.
Sources: The Florida Times-Union and The Sacramento Press
- GIFTS FROM BEYOND DEPARTMENT -
Dead Husband Leaves Wife Winning Lottery Ticket
Donald Peters, 79, bought two tickets hours before his death from a heart attack on November 1 at a 7-Eleven grocery shop in the town of Danbury.
But after the retired hat factory worker's death his wife, Charlotte, checked through his things and took the slips to the shop to check.
On Friday she cashed in one of the tickets.
"I'm numb," the 78-year-old said at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters.
The tickets had been bought for a 10-week stretch, so Mrs Peters was able to put them to one side while she dealt with her husband's things.
At first she thought she had won $6 million, but in fact her win was far, far bigger.
"I've always wanted a Corvette, but I don't think I'll buy one," she said. "I'll stick to a small car. I might go to Mohegan Sun casino. I'm going to go home and sit and think."
The Peters children think their father would have appreciated the irony.
"He'd be very mad, he just passed away and she won a lot of money," said Brian Peters, one of the couple's three children. "He'd say, 'Figures!"
Source: The Telegraph (UK)