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- The Girl With the Magnetic Hands -
- Radioactive Mouse on Loose at Nuclear Test Site -
- Mum’s Poltergeist Fears -
AND: DOD Tries to Uncover Secret of Flying Snakes
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- THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM DEPARTMENT -
Key FBI whistleblower: Had WikiLeaks Existed, 9/11, Iraq war
‘Could Have Been Prevented’
A member of a group of former intelligence professionals that has rallied behind WikiLeaks suggested in a recent interview with Raw Story that the world would be a different and better place had the online secrets outlet come into existence years sooner.
“If there had been a mechanism like Wikileaks, 9/11 could have been prevented,” Coleen Rowley, a former special agent/legal counsel at the FBI's Minneapolis division, told Raw Story in an exclusive interview.
Rowley and her colleague Bogdan Dzakovic, a special agent for the FAA's security division, explained this position in an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times in October. However, they admit no claim to the original idea of an established pro-whistle-blower infrastructure. It's purely the US government's, she said.
"That's not even us," she told Raw Story. "That's not our personal opinion. We’re really reciting the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission that attributed the failures of 9/11 to a failure to share information not only inside agencies, not only between agencies, but with the public and the media."
"People have forgotten that that was the main conclusion of the 9/11 Commission," Rowley added.
"The 9/11 Commission was based on four other major investigation inquiries," she continued "One was called the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry. That started in Jan. 2002. It went on for well over a year. Then I testified to the Judiciary Committee, and they came out with a big long report. That JICI had two reports. It had an early one and a second one. Then, my memo led to an Inspector General which is about a 400-page investigation that Glenn Find did."
WikiLeaks, Rowley argued, is merely implementing that underlying suggestion: to share information for the public good.
coleenrowley Exclusive: Key FBI whistleblower: Had WikiLeaks existed, 9/11, Iraq war could have been prevented Rowley worked closely with those who arrested would-be terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui on an immigration violation weeks before 9/11. She was one of three whistleblowers chosen as "Person of the Year" by TIME magazine.
"One of the reasons why the [website] existed with the 2.5 million documents shared at fairly low levels to even include privates was that was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission – that 9/11 occurred due to a failure to share this information. So they were trying to share things as much as possible," she said.
Rowley continued, "The 9/11 Commission went so far as to say that even little tidbits, even some little things had been made public, like the arrest of Moussaoui had been made public in August, that would have probably served to avert 9/11."
"Even the agents in the Minnesota office were unaware of what was going on. They weren’t told," she noted.
Rowley said she now fears that the federal government will return to its pre-9/11 days of over-compartmentalization of information. She doesn't blame WikiLeaks, though.
Rowley is a member of the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence, an organization made up of former intelligence professionals. They recently signed a joint statement condemning the media attacks against WiikiLeaks, site founder Julian Assange, and their alleged source Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Rowley's support for WikiLeaks stems from its function as an outlet for potential whistle-blowers in the national intelligence section of the federal government who have no avenue to share information without fear of reprisal. Currently, there is no federal law protecting those who would reveal illegalities like fraud, waste, abuse or threats to public safety.
On the point as to whether WikiLeaks has saved lives, Rowley said that it was too early to tell either way. But, she said the site has still filled a necessary role at a time where traditional lines of communication have fallen into disrepair.
"The media used to perform that function 40 years ago when [Daniel] Ellsberg took his Pentagon Papers not only to the New York Times, but 18 other newspapers defied Nixon’s orders and published those Pentagon Papers," she continued. "At about the same time, within a year or two, Woodward and Bernstein were actually investigating the president, and actually got enough evidence amassed to force the president to say that he was not above the law."
While temporary secrecy is necessary and helpful during criminal investigations, Rowley argued, too much secrecy can do much more harm. Dzakovic, for example, found that during an investigation of airport security, his "Red Team" was able to smuggle weapons onto airplanes on 90 percent of their attempts.
"Red Team's" report was ignored and suppressed, Rowley said, ultimately leading airlines to dismiss as too expensive the bolts that could have prevented would-be terrorists from opening a cockpit door.
"You can just see the short term thinking, Rowley said. "If we had more sharing of information – if the public had known about the fact that the airport security was that bad, they would have demanded this to be done. Customers would have demanded it if they had been told the risks they had been facing."
"Of course had [Dzakovic] gotten the information out through a Wikileaks mechanism, the public would have known," she said.
Source: The Raw Story
- STRANGE ATTRACTION DEPARTMENT -
The Girl With the Magnetic Hands
A Serbian schoolgirl has amazed doctors with her astonishing magnetic hands. Ten-year-old Jelena Momcilov has been picking up cutlery, coins and even metal furniture by just touching them at her family home in Zeljusa, since she first discovered her powers five years ago.
Now experts at nearby Nis University have urged scientists to investigate.
“I’d say this is a kind of unknown bio-magnetism. More experts would need to join me and research what this is all about,” said department head Pavle Premovic.
The media in the entire Balkans region have been abuzz about Momcilov, and even though newspapers and websites refer to her as a "magnet girl", she attracts plastics and wood as well as iron and aluminum.
It all started in 2004 when Jelena was watching a TV show with a girl who had the ability to attract objects. They would "stick"to her body as if both objects and the girl were magnetic. Curious, just like any other child, Jelena tried it and it worked for her as well.
She showed her abilities to her mother Slavica and father Venko. Their initial surprise turned into a worry that this type of play (Jelena definitely perceives this as a sort of a game) may have negative effects on her health. This concern soon dispersed because Jelena remained in good health despite attracting objects repeatedly just for fun.
Her father invited professor Pavle Premovic' from university of Nis who also teaches at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris to have a look. This visit resulted in a conclusion that more research is needed.
As usual in the case of magnetic people the guesses range from "this is from a suction cup effect" to "they have sticky sweat".
In Jelena's case these don't seem likely. The above picture is from a Croatian newspaper Vecernji List and shows Jelena holding two cigarette lighters (never mind the pedagogy now). As you can see, someone already though of the "it's a suction cup thing" and shot this photo. The two lighters meet (i.e. leave a hole) exactly in the middle of the palm.
A reporter from Serbian magazine Trece Oko (Third Eye) sent a reporter to talk to the girl and her parents. They ruled out the sticky sweat theory too. When Jelena held a hand of Uros, a kid from a neighborhood, the objects were sticking to his hand as well. As soon as she lets go, the object fall off his hand. The reporter asked her to repeat this and she did. Three times.
One more piece of data in this puzzle is that radios and cell phones sometimes have reception problems around her as well.
There have been other people featured recently in the news that also show unusual powers of attraction. Brenda Alison from Holloway, North London, says coins, safety pins, magnets, spanners and even a metal lid from a Vaseline pot can stay on her body for up to 45 minutes without falling off.
For as long as she can remember, Alison's body has set off car alarms, interrupted the TV signal and blown out light bulbs. When she was a child, she said, her parents stopped buying her watches because her magnetic field kept interfering with the timing mechanism.
Every person has a subtle electromagnetic field flowing through their bodies - but most of us are unaware of its presence. However, Alison says she first noticed the effects of her magnetism when she was in a nursery school. As she grew up she started to keep a diary and realised the magnetic pulses were strongest at the end of each menstrual cycle.
Alison says her body can emit a negative or positive charge, depending on the time of the month. This means she will repel some objects and attract others, and vice versa, depending on the charge.
She added: 'Metal objects don't fly towards me, but when I put them close to my skin I can feel a pull. They tend to stay on for longer if they are near a bone - I don't know why.'
Kathy Geminiani, an electrotherapy expert, said it is possible that Miss Allison has a stronger charge in her body.
She said: 'Everyone has a charge, all slightly different. It sounds like Brenda is highly charged.'
Sandy Lawrence of Electrosensitivity UK said: 'This condition is affecting more and more people, many of whom have to leave their jobs and can't even go to the shops.
Source: Occult Central
- FIRST IT'S MICE, NEXT IS GODZILLA DEPARTMENT -
Radioactive Mouse on Loose at Nuclear Test Site
Just because a mouse has been doused with radiation at a nuclear weapons site doesn't mean that it has acquired superpowers, can shoot laser beams from its eyes and will soon come to subjugate humanity.
But at the same time, it's more than a bit unsettling.
Workers at a former plutonium-production facility in Hanford, Wash., are hunting for a radioactive mouse after finding polluted droppings.
Earlier this month workers also trapped a radioactive rabbit in what is the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, according to The Washington Post.
Washington State Department of Health officials told the Tri-City Herald that the atomic-age animals are probably harmless and noted that the suspicious droppings appeared in areas closed to the public.
Anti-nuclear activists at Greenpeace agree that the critters don't pose a direct threat to humans -- even though they're loaded with hazardous waste. However, the organization says the tainted wildlife is evidence that there are long-lasting environmental hazards in the area that must be taken seriously.
"The radioactive bunny is a lead indicator that these site are contaminated," Greenpeace nuclear policy analyst Jim Riccio told AOL News. "I don't know how you put the genie back in the bottle after you contaminated these sites so terribly."
The federal government created the Hanford site in the 1940s as a leading nuclear facility that produced weapons-grade plutonium throughout the Cold War.
In 2008, the federal government launched a $639 million decontamination plan that is expected to take decades to carry out. Workers are demolishing some of the most polluted buildings in the 586-square-mile zone.
About 60 mousetraps are in place, but the two mice snared so far haven't shown traces of contamination.
Last year, 33 contaminated animals popped up in the off-limits area, the Tri-City Herald report said.
For Washington residents, the polluted wildlife is a hotly debated issue, but across the country it led comic book buffs on a stroll down memory lane.
Some of the most popular characters in the genre's history, such as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, acquired their powers through freak nuclear accidents.
But these days, atomic creation has gone out of style -- meaning there probably won't be any comics starring the Hanford Mouse, according to a clerk at Fat Jack's Comic Crypt in Philadelphia.
"It's comic book-esque in a classic setting," said the employee who only give his first name, Matt, to AOL News. "It's kind of a shallow incident. These days there are usually deeper qualities that set the story."
Source: AOL News
- STRANGE CREATURES FROM TIME AND SPACE DEPARTMENT -
Analysis of Orang Pendek Hairs
By Lars Thomas
In late 2009 I was given a sample of hairs collected in Sumatra earlier that year by Adam Davies, Richard Freeman and several others taking part in the expedition searching for evidence of the elusive orang pendek, the Indonesian “abominable snowman.”
A small part of the hair sample was subjected to a DNA-analysis, but due to the small amount of DNA extracted and the rather poor condition of it, no firm conclusion could be reached. The DNA did show some similarities to primate DNA, possibly orangutan, but no definite results could be obtained.
Following this I subjected the remaing hairs to a structural analysis to see if this could bring any information to light that might reveal the identity of the owner of the hairs.
I checked all of the remaining 6 hairs and they were all consistent with hairs from large primates or humans. They all had the rather large medulla with a lot of pigmentation typical of large primates, and the intermittent holes in the centre of the hairs, making them look somewhat like hollowed out tree trunks. I compared the hair samples with reference samples of 3 different species of gibbon, orangutan, chimpanzee and bonobo, gorilla and some 15 samples of human hairs in various colours, mainly red or reddish. I was never able to ascertain their identity with total certainty, although I could eliminate some. The hairs were not modern human, and they were not from siamangs or other gibbons. They have a very deep rusty-red colour, very similar to the colour of orangutan hairs, but varied in other structural details.
So based on these results alone I concluded that the hairs were from something closely related to orangutans or from a form of orangutan I had not seen before.
In the autumn of 2010 Tom Gilbert from the DNA Laboratory of the University of Copenhagen did a further DNA test of the remaining hairs. In this case he was able to extract a good amount of DNA enabling him to conclude that whoever used to wear these hairs were either human of very closely related to humans.
So the structural analysis point to either an orangutan or something very closely related to an orangutan. The DNA analysis on the other hand point to a human or something very closely related to humans.
Based on this information I am forced to conclude that Sumatra is home to a completely new species of large primate, but I am also well aware that these results can in no way be called conclusive evidence of the existence of these animals. But it should be more than enough reason for a new expedition to go back to the area, hopefully obtaining enough evidence and samples to come to a final conclusion.
Dr. Karl Shuker on his blog ShukerNature (http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/) writes that these intriguing, unexpected findings have since elicited a degree of controversy, with some readers speculating that the CFZ team's findings are inconclusive, as the two sets of results appear to contradict one another and surely must be mutually exclusive, i.e. only one set can be correct, not both.
However, this may not be the case at all. On the contrary, I agree entirely with team member Richard Freeman, who has suggested that BOTH sets of results could be correct - IF the orang pendek is in fact a hominid with ape-structured hair (Tom Gilbert has categorically denied, incidentally, that there might have been contamination of ape DNA with human DNA or vice-versa). On first sight, such a suggestion might seem unlikely, but in reality I documented a very notable, fully-confirmed, yet equally surprising precedent to this situation many years ago.
Before I come to that, however, I'd like to quote here the concise consideration of possible orang pendek identities on offer that I wrote in an orang pendek article of mine that was published in Paranormal Magazine just a few months before the 2009 CFZ Sumatra Expedition set off, and which, in the light of that expedition's subsequent findings, remains relevant:
If the orang pendek truly exists, what could it be? Always assuming that it is indeed something more than a misidentified familiar species already known to exist within the areas of Sumatra from which it is reported, such as a gibbon or the sun bear Helarctos malayanus (which can rear up onto its hind legs and can leave deceptively humanoid footprints), three principal contenders are on offer.
The first of these is an unrecorded population of the Sumatran orang utan Pongo abelii. Although this species of great ape once existed throughout Sumatra, it has long since become extinct in all but this island’s northern extent, so any orang utans discovered in the orang pendek’s Kerinci Seblat heartland would be a major zoological find. Having said that, however, the orang pendek’s morphology, habitually bipedal mode of locomotion, and semi-carnivorous behaviour provide scant similarity with those of the orang utan, and Kerinci locals shown pictures of the latter ape by cryptozoologists readily differentiate between it and the mysterious orang pendek.
Identity #2 for the orang pendek is a completely separate species of ape presently unrecorded by science, at least in the living state. This identity is favoured by Adam Davies among others. Suggestions include a giant gibbon or an unknown specialised species of orang utan, adapted for bipedal, terrestrial activity. Richard Freeman has opined that it may be a descendant of the Miocene ape Sivapithecus (also ancestral to the orang utan).
The third, and, if correct, most exciting, revolutionary identity on offer for the orang pendek is a primitive species of hominid, separate from Homo sapiens. Traditionally, the most popular option within this category of identity is our own ancestral species Homo erectus, inspired at least in part by the famous ‘Java Man’ discoveries on Sumatra’s neighbouring island. However, a fundamental morphological flaw with any theory involving a surviving hominid has always been the much smaller size of the orang pendek – until, that is, the discovery of Flores Man was revealed in 2004. Coupled with reports of orang pendek-like entities called the ebu gogu said to have existed on Flores until very recently, some cryptozoologists (myself included) now look towards a living representative of Flores Man as a convincing explanation of the hitherto-bemusing riddle of the orang pendek’s identity.
And now, the precedent that I mentioned earlier (and first documented over 20 years ago!) for a creature whose DNA corresponds most closely to one taxon whereas its hair structure is more similar to a quite different taxon. I refer, of course, to the king cheetah. Genetically, it has been fully confirmed to be nothing more than a genetic freak variety of the normal spotted cheetah Acinonyx jubatus, and hence is referred to scientifically as Acinonyx jubatus var. rex. Its ornate coat patterning of stripes, swirls, and blotches is merely a phenotypic expression of a mutant allele of a gene homologous to the gene responsible for blotched tabby coat patterning in domestic cats.
Consequently, it came as a huge surprise when, as I documented in my very first book, Mystery Cats of the World (1989), the structure of its hair was examined:
Hair samples which they [king cheetah researchers Paul and Lena Bottriell] had submitted to the Institute of Medical Research in Johannesburg revealed that the cuticular scale pattern of king cheetah guard hair compared much more closely with that of leopards than with that of spotted cheetahs.
Cheetahs and leopards not only belong to separate feline genera but also are only very distantly related. Suddenly, an unknown hominid whose hair structure is more similar to that of apes is not so unlikely after all, is it?
Source: Cryptozoology Online
- THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED DEPARTMENT -
Mum’s Poltergeist Fears
A young mum is calling in an exorcist amid fears she is sharing her new home with a poltergeist.
Student midwife Holly Taylor and her two-year-old daughter Willow will no longer sleep at the apartment in Pemberton town centre after a terrifying series of events.
And few people the 22-year-old has told are doubting her because many have witnessed ghostly goings-on too.
The building stands on the site of the former Pemberton Police Station in Ormskirk Road, which had a reputation for being haunted.
An officer who used to work there today confirmed the station was notorious for unexplained footsteps and doors banging, and that the culprit was believed to be the ghost of an inspector who hanged himself in a cell.
In the last four months Holly has experienced: Plates flying off the kitchen work surface and smashing on the floor;
Ornaments and other objects being moved around or knocked over while she is out; Footsteps and the front door being opened despite her having the only key; All the flat’s lights being switched back on after she has gone to bed; The electric smoke alarm going off randomly; Drawers in Willow’s bedroom being opened and emptied while the tot sleeps.
Holly said: “I love this place and I don’t want to move, but something needs to be done to give me peace.
“It is scary what is going on but I also feel like my privacy is being invaded.
“I have spoken to several people and some have experienced or heard of things happening here when it was the police station.
“The lady in the next flat said that a cup had flown at her out of a cupboard once but she had tried to convince herself that it was some kind of accident.
The man down the corridor says he has heard footsteps while there’s no-one there.
“I’ve heard about the hanged policeman, but also about a child who might have died even before it was a police station.”
Holly moved into the flat in June, and says that while she had occasional uneasy feelings over the first few weeks, the first dramatic incident took place one August evening when she and boyfriend Jordan O’Neill were watching TV and Willow was asleep.
It was while a trailer for the movie The Last Exorcism was on screen that Holly said, “I’m not watching that”, and turned away to see several plates in the kitchen crash to the floor
In late October, Holly was in the flat on her own.
She said: “I tidied up, switched off all the lights and went to bed at midnight.
“I had become scared of the dark since moving in, so as soon as I was in my bedroom, I turned on the telly for comfort and went to sleep with it on.
“I was woken up at 3am by the sound of the front door opening and thought someone was in the house.
“I rang the police on my mobile and when I came out of the bedroom to answer the door to them, I found all the lights had been switched on, and the security chain, which I had fastened before going to bed, was hanging down and still swinging.
“I was convinced someone had been in my flat so I rang the letting agents Reeds Rains the next day. I wanted to know who else had a key, but they assured me no one else did.
“I am getting so paranoid that I am beginning to take pictures of things in the flat on my mobile before I go out to see whether they’ve moved when I get back.
“My mum (Diane McKay) felt a presence very early on, and refuses to babysit here.”
Reeds Rains is on the ground floor of the building and staff know about the hauntings.
Negotiator Denise Edge said: “I’ve not seen or heard anything but other people have.
“Our mortgage adviser was in on his own the other week and had locked up before doing some work when he heard footsteps.
“But when he went to look, no one was there.”
And the police officer, who asked not to be named, said: “The old Pemberton Police Station had a reputation for being haunted.
“Every time there was an unexplained noise around the place, everyone would say ‘it’s Bert the ghost again’.
“There was one officer who refused to be in there on his own.”
Source: Wigan Today
- DEPLOY THE FLYING SNAKES DEPARTMENT -
DOD Tries to Uncover Secret of Flying Snakes
An unusual breed of Asian snakes can glide long distances in the air, and the Department of Defense is funding research at Virginia Tech to find out why.
Most animals that glide do so with fixed wings or a wing-like part. But not the "flying snakes" of Southeast Asia, India and southern China - at least five members of the genus Chrysopelea.
As video of the reptiles show, they undulate from side to side, in almost an air-slithering, to create an aerodynamic system. It allows them to travel from the top of the biggest trees in the region (almost 200 feet high) to a spot about 780 feet away from the tree's trunk.
"Basically . . .they become one long wing," said John Socha, the Virginia Tech researcher who has traveled extensively in Asia to study the snakes and to film them.
"The snake is very active in the air, and you can kind of envision it as having multiple segments that become multiple wings," he said. "The leading edge becomes the trailer and then the trailer become the leading edge."
It gets stranger. During a technique not yet understood, some of the snakes can actually turn in air. What's more, they all take a flying leap off their perch to get airborne, then drop for a while to pick up speed before starting the motion that keeps them aloft much longer than they would otherwise.
Socha's initial research was sponsored by the National Geographic Society, but his most recent work and paper were funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The agency is involved in advanced military technologies of all kinds, and Socha said the physical dynamics of snake flight (and how other creatures stay in the air) is of great interest to the agency.
DARPA did not respond to an e-mail asking for more information. However, Socha's upcoming paper on the dynamics of gliding snakes in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics does list DARPA as its financial sponsor.
Socha was a featured speaker Monday at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics.
The snakes, Socha said, spend most of their lives in the trees. They are between 2 and 3 feet long and about as wide as a finger. The larger snakes, he said, generally cannot glide as far as the smaller ones.
The snakes are mildly venomous, he said, but "won't hurt a human, though they can be fatal to a gecko."
While the prospect of a flying snake seems strange today, current scientific theory says that birds evolved from dinosaurs, which were reptiles.
Source: The Washington Post
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