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- Fortean Disappearances That Have Kept Us Guessing -
- Meeting with the Wee Folk -
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Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.
About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research.
If the pace of the rise accelerates as much as expected, researchers found, coastal flooding at levels that were once exceedingly rare could become an every-few-years occurrence by the middle of this century.
By far the most vulnerable state is Florida, the new analysis found, with roughly half of the nation’s at-risk population living near the coast on the porous, low-lying limestone shelf that constitutes much of that state. But Louisiana, California, New York and New Jersey are also particularly vulnerable, researchers found, and virtually the entire American coastline is at some degree of risk.
“Sea level rise is like an invisible tsunami, building force while we do almost nothing,” said Benjamin H. Strauss, an author, with other scientists, of two new papers outlining the research. “We have a closing window of time to prevent the worst by preparing for higher seas.”
The project on sea level rise led by Dr. Strauss for the nonprofit organization Climate Central appears to be the most elaborate effort in decades to estimate the proportion of the national population at risk from the rising sea. The papers are scheduled for publication on Wednesday by the journal Environmental Research Letters. The work is based on the 2010 census and on improved estimates, compiled by federal agencies, of the land elevation near coastlines and of tidal levels throughout the country.
Climate Central, of Princeton, N.J., was started in 2008 with foundation money to conduct original climate research and also to inform the public about the work of other scientists. For the sea level project, financed entirely by foundations, the group is using the Internet to publish an extensive package of material that goes beyond the scientific papers, specifying risks by community. People can search by ZIP code to get some idea of their own exposure.
While some coastal governments have previously assessed their risk, most have not, and national-level analyses have also been rare. The new package of material may therefore give some communities and some citizens their first solid sense of the threat.
Dr. Strauss said he hoped this would spur fresh efforts to prepare for the ocean’s rise, and help make the public more aware of the risks society is running by pumping greenhouse gases into the air. Scientists say those gases are causing the planet to warm and its land ice to melt into the sea. The sea itself is absorbing most of the extra heat, which causes the water to expand and thus contributes to the rise.
The ocean has been rising slowly and relentlessly since the late 19th century, one of the hallmark indicators that the climate of the earth is changing. The average global rise has been about eight inches since 1880, but the local rise has been higher in some places where the land is also sinking, as in Louisiana and the Chesapeake Bay region.
The rise appears to have accelerated lately, to a rate of about a foot per century, and many scientists expect a further acceleration as the warming of the planet continues. One estimate that communities are starting to use for planning purposes suggests the ocean could rise a foot over the next 40 years, though that calculation is not universally accepted among climate scientists.
The handful of climate researchers who question the scientific consensus about global warming do not deny that the ocean is rising. But they often assert that the rise is a result of natural climate variability, they dispute that the pace is likely to accelerate, and they say that society will be able to adjust to a continuing slow rise.
Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington research group, said that “as a society, we could waste a fair amount of money on preparing for sea level rise if we put our faith in models that have no forecasting ability.”
Experts say a few inches of sea level rise can translate to a large incursion by the ocean onto shallow coastlines. Sea level rise has already cost governments and private landowners billions of dollars as they have pumped sand onto eroding beaches and repaired the damage from storm surges.
Insurance companies got out of the business of writing flood insurance decades ago, so much of the risk from sea level rise is expected to fall on the financially troubled National Flood Insurance Program, set up by Congress, or on state insurance pools. Federal taxpayers also heavily subsidize coastal development when the government pays to rebuild infrastructure destroyed in storm surges and picks up much of the bill for private losses not covered by insurance.
For decades, coastal scientists have argued that these policies are foolhardy, and that the nation must begin planning an orderly retreat from large portions of its coasts, but few politicians have been willing to embrace that message or to warn the public of the rising risks.
Organizations like Mr. Ebell’s, even as they express skepticism about climate science, have sided with the coastal researchers on one issue. They argue that Congress should stop subsidizing coastal development, regarding it as a waste of taxpayers’ money regardless of what the ocean might do in the future.
“If people want to build an expensive beach house on the Florida or Carolina coast, they should take their own risk and pay for their own insurance,” Mr. Ebell said.
The new research calculates the size of the population living within one meter, or 3.3 feet, of the mean high tide level, as estimated in a new tidal data set from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In the lower 48 states, that zone contains 3.7 million people today, the papers estimate, a figure exceeding 1 percent of the nation’s population.
Under current coastal policies, the population and the value of property at risk in that zone are expected to continue rising.
The land below the 3.3-foot line is expected to be permanently inundated someday, possibly as early as 2100, except in places where extensive fortifications are built to hold back the sea. One of the new papers calculates that long before inundation occurs, life will become more difficult in the low-lying zone because the rising sea will make big storm surges more likely.
Only in a handful of places have modest steps been taken to prepare. New York City is one: Pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive planning. But the city — including substantial sections of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island — remains vulnerable, as do large parts of Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Source: NY Times
- CAN BIGFOOT BE FAR BEHIND DEPARTMENT -
Fossils of Possible New Human Species Found in China
For years, evolutionary biologists have predicted that new human species would start popping up in Asia as we begin to look closely at fossilised bones found there. A new analysis of bones from south-west China suggests there's truth to the forecast.
The distinctive skull was unearthed in 1979 in Longlin cave, Guangxi Province, but has only now been fully analysed. It has thick bones, prominent brow ridges, a short flat face and lacks a typically human chin. "In short, it is anatomically unique among all members of the human evolutionary tree," says Darren Curnoe at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
The skull, he says, presents an unusual mosaic of primitive features like those seen in our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago, with some modern traits similar to living people.
What's more, Curnoe and Ji Xueping of Yunnan University, China, have found more evidence of the new hominin at a second site – Malu cave in Yunnan Province. Curnoe has dubbed the new group the Red Deer Cave people because of their penchant for venison. "There is evidence that they cooked large deer in Malu cave," he says.
The Red Deer Cave People present a set of unique features, seen neither in modern nor archaic generations of humans. Such unique features include a very broad nose and eye sockets, a strongly curved forehead bone, very flat cheeks indicating large chewing muscles, and an unusually wide and deep place where the lower jaw forms a joint with the base of the skull.
"In short, they're anatomically unique among all members of the human evolutionary tree," said Curnoe. The research further noted that the Red Deer Cave people are the youngest population discovered whose anatomy does not really fit within the range of modern humans. "We're trying to be very careful at this stage about definitely classifying them," added Curnoe. Scientists are working on extracting DNA from the remains, which could offer valuable information about interbreeding.
Exactly where the Red Deer Cave people belong in our family tree is unclear. Curnoe says they could be related to some of the earliest members of our species (Homo sapiens), which evolved in Africa around 200,000 years ago and then spread across Asia to reach China. He prefers the idea that they represent a new evolutionary line that evolved in East Asia in parallel with our species, just as Neanderthals did – primarily because they look very different to early African members of our species.
There are other possible interpretations. Chris Stringer at the Natural History Museum in London, says their distinctive primitive features might suggest they are related to the enigmatic Denisovan people, known from a 30,000 to 50,000-year-old finger bone and tooth found in a Siberian cave.
We know that the Denisovans were living in East Asia, and from a DNA analysis, that they mated with our direct ancestors. The Red Deer Cave people, says Stringer, could even be the product of that mating.
Although we still do not know exactly where they came from, we do know that the Red Deer Cave people survived until relatively recently. Some of the newly described fossils are just 11,500 years old, suggesting that unlike Neanderthals they made it through the height of the last ice age.
The age of the fossils was established using the carbon dating technique, which estimates the radioactive decay of carbon in samples of charcoal found with the fossils. Stone artifacts unearthed at the Maludong site indicate they were toolmakers, while the charcoal further revealed they knew how to use fire.
They might not have been the only ancient humans to survive so late, says Michael Petraglia at the University of Oxford. We already know of human skeletons with unusual archaic features in south Asia and India that are just 8000 years old.
The next step is to analyse DNA extracted from the Red Deer Cave bones, which will tell us more about their owner's evolutionary history – whether they mated with any other hominins, for instance, and if they are truly a new species that evolved entirely in East Asia, as Curnoe believes, or are off-shoots of the Denisovan people.
Curnoe says an initial attempt to extract good DNA from the fossils failed. "We are doing more work now involving three of the world's major ancient DNA laboratories," he says. "We'll just have to wait and see if we're successful."
Source: New Scientist
- INTO THIN AIR DEPARTMENT -
Fortean Disappearances That Have Kept Us Guessing
Recently on an episode of my weekly program, The Gralien Report, I discussed a bizarre story that has been kept in parts of my family for years and years. Sometime back during the early half of the last century, a distant cousin of mine named Claude was said to have vanished very mysteriously… and even more suddenly. He had literally been talking with his father, the story goes, through an open window near where Claude had been sitting on the porch outside. When his father went out only a few moments later to see Claude, his son was no longer sitting by the window, and for that matter, was no longer anywhere to be seen. This peculiar incident would also end up being the last time anybody would ever recall seeing Claude Calloway.
The disappearance alone was pretty strange indeed, but the really peculiar part had to do with what had transpired only a few days earlier. Claude had posed alongside a few others for a family photo, in which it is said Claude’s face was obscured, as though he hadn’t been present at all while the photo was taken. This all took place immediately prior to his disappearance, lending to the odd, unsettling nature of the circumstances. Had his inability to appear on film actually been some foreboding warning of things to come?
Having remembered this story from my youth, it had sparked an interest early on in odd disappearances, and even a casual search on the web will turn up a number of these sorts of reports of missing persons that will tend to incorporate some odd or supernatural element. Some of them are fairly run-of-the-mill, while others have outright given us the creeps, thanks to all the high-strangeness they incorporate. Unsettling as many of these vanishing acts may be upon careful review, we’ll examine a few of them here nonetheless… though you should be warned: you might want to notify relatives as to your whereabouts before taking this peculiar foray into the twilight world of Forteana…
Vanished in Midair: The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich
On the evening of October 21, 1978, twenty-year-old Frederick Valentich had been flying a Cessna 182L across the Bass Strait on his way to King Island, Australia. There, the young pilot had planned to pick up some friends, and return to Moorabin Airport, but while making his flight that evening, Valentich found that this otherwise routine flight had suddenly become quite unusual; he was apparently no longer alone.
There in the sky, a large, greenish glob of light began to move in erratic patterns, speeding along beside and circling around his Cessna. Valentich, hoping to determine what kind of aircraft was interacting with him, contacted the air traffic control station in Melbourne, and began describing his encounter.”It seems to me that he’s playing some sort of game,” Valentich said. “He’s flying over me two, three times at speeds I could not identify.”
Before long, the engine on Valentich’s plane began to experience problems running. “What I’m doing right now is orbiting and the thing is just orbiting on top of me also. It’s got a green light and sort of metallic like, it’s all shiny on the outside.” Valentich had asked if air traffic control could confirm the presence of any military craft in the area, but there was no apparent confirmation of any such craft in the vicinity. Soon, the bizarre circling of the glowing green interceptor that haunted Valentich as he flew along had begun to be a bit concerning. The performance of his engine had worsened, and the craft now seemed to be approaching steadily, heading directly for him. What follows is a transcript of the last few minutes of correspondence between Frederick Valentich and air traffic control in Melbourne, after which all contact with Valentich was mysteriously lost:
FS: Delta Sierra Juliet, is the aircraft still with you?
DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet; it’s (open microphone for two seconds) now approaching from the south-west.
FS: Delta Sierra Juliet
19:11:50 DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet, the engine is rough-idling. I’ve got it set at twenty three twenty-four and the thing is (coughing).
FS: Delta Sierra Juliet, roger, what are your intentions?
DSJ: My intentions are – ah – to go to King Island – ah – Melbourne. That strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again (open microphone for two seconds). It is hovering and (open microphone for one second) it’s not an aircraft.
FS: Delta Sierra Juliet.
19:12:28 DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet. Melbourne (open microphone for seventeen seconds).
“It’s not an aircraft,” would be the final statement Valentich was ever heard saying; immediately following these words, a loud, metallic scraping noise was heard across the radio, and neither Valentich, nor his aircraft, were ever recovered. Both literally vanished in mid flight that October Evening as they passed over the Bass Strait. Had the young pilot been accosted by some unknown aerial phenomenon during that fateful evening flight, or were there other circumstances that may have contributed to his disappearance?
The Mystery of the Lost Regiment
Though the disappearance of Frederick Valentich is haunting (if not slightly terrifying), there may be even more puzzling circumstances that surround the disappearance of an entire battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regiment from Suvla Bay, Turkey during World War I, which was shared with me by Ken Hudnall, a veteran officer who began his own inquiry into strange disappearances following the Vietnam War.
According to the testimony of three soldiers with a New Zealand field company who claimed to have witnessed the disappearance, one afternoon in 1915 the members of the soon-to-be-lost regiment had been marching up a hillside in plain view, toward the crest of the slope where a low-hanging cloud had partially obstructed the landscape. As the soldiers passed through the cloud, they could no longer be seen; suddenly, and to the amazement of the New Zealanders nearby, the cloud lifted off the ground, and moved upward into the sky!
It was later assumed that the battalion had been captured during their stint in Turkey, and following the War the British government was said to have demanded their release. Of course, Turkey could account for the whereabouts of the so-called “lost regiment” no better than their countrymen could, and sparring the odd clues provided by the New Zealand field company that had watched them vanish, there were never any leads that surfaced as to where an entire battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regiment may have vanished to on that day in 1915.
Can disappearances of this sort be attributed to UFO phenomenon? Or, could there be something else at play? Admittedly, while elements of the “Lost Regiment” story above bear a certain flare that is similar to wartime fables and urban legends, the Valentich disappearance is very well documented, and by all accounts, seems to indicate a potentially dangerous interplay between the missing person in question, and what could only be described as a UFO that apparently took his life. Was the death the intentional result of some kind of attack, and in the event that the legend of the Lost Regiment were entirely true and factual, should it present cause for concern? Amazingly, there was one similar story detailed during World War II in which a pilot claimed to have witnessed an entire B-17 disappear after flying directly into a thick cloud in a similar manner. Years later, the witness wrote about the account in FATE Magazine, and even made it through as a caller on the late-night radio program Coast to Coast AM during a guest appearance with journalist Leslie Kean, author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record. What was the source behind the mystery of the “consuming clouds” or the two World Wars, and do they have any relevance to the odd circumstances surrounding Valentich’s disappearance?
Source: Intrepid Mag
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Meeting with the Wee Folk
MANY CULTURES AROUND the world have their legends and folklore about "little people" - elves, fairies, gnomes, elementals, or simply the "wee folk". In Scandinavia they are the Tomte or Nisse; the Nimerigar, Yunwi Tsundi, and Mannegishi of various Native American tribes; the Menehune of Hawaii; and most famous, perhaps, are the Irish Leprechauns.
Some of these wee folk are friendly, even helpful creatures, but mostly they have a reputation for being mischievous, conniving, and always elusive tricksters - seeming to live just on the edge of our reality.
Do they really exist? Are they merely the inhabitants of legends, fables, and children's stories... or are they the products of fantasy and wishful thinking, stress-induced hallucinations, or the visions from a shot too much of whiskey? Like all phenomena of this kind, you'd have a hard time convincing the people who claim to have actually encountered these creatures that their experiences were anything but real. Here are some reports from readers:
ATTACKED BY A WOODARJEE
I live in Australia and wonder if anyone has heard of the woodarjee (spelling? pronounced wood-ah-gee). I learned of them a few years ago when relating a story to a Noongar friend of mine. Noongars are the main aboriginal tribe of Australia's southwest, and in their lore the woodarjee are mischievous, sometimes violent little people.
My encounter happened in Perth in the suburb of Coolongup in the 1980s when I was about 6 years old. My brother, cousins, and I were playing in blackboy bushland (grass tree or Xanthorrhoea) and I was hiding from them. I heard a rustling noise to my right and looked over to see a small aboriginal man about ten feet away from me. He was about 13 inches tall with a bushy beard and wearing nothing but a loincloth. I assume he was hunting as he had a spear notched to his woomera (a spear throwing tool) and I might have disturbed him. He looked at me with angry eyes and threw his spear, which sank into my foot before he, the spear, and the hole in my foot vanished. Only the Noongars believe me. - Karl
HAPPY LITTLE ELF MEN
When I was 6 years old, I'd just moved from England to Canada. One night I woke up and saw 6 or 7 little men. They seemed so friendly and asked me about all my toys on the floor and what they did. But what amused them the most was my Softoy bunny rabbit at the end of my bed. When I showed them that it had a zipper and that's where my pajamas were kept, well, they just cracked up. They stayed awhile, but my greatest memory of them is how happy they were. And I will always treasure that. - tlittlebabs
I do believe in fairies. My daughters and I rented a trailer in El Cajon, California in 2010. One morning we were all eating breakfast in the kitchen, and out of the corner of my eye I saw a fairy floating in the air. It was a female about three feet in height sprinkling gold dust all around her. At the same time, my oldest daughter said, "Mommy , mommy, there is a fairy sprinkling gold dust everywhere over by the window."
My daughters and I also experienced some other unexplained phenomena in that trailer. It was getting a little too scary for us. We only stayed living in that trailer for 10 days and moved out as quickly as we could. I think my daughters and I somehow attract the unexplained, paranormal, whatever you want to call it, because we have encountered several more experiences with the paranormal that were scary. Thankfully, it has been almost a year that we have not encountered anything. We have seen things that no one would believe. Prayer and faith have kept us safe. - Danica
I grew up in the countryside of southwest France, and today I am 48 years old. As far as I can remember, I always saw these beings. We also heard their music. They are very numerous in the thickets, woods, and forests. Do not try to meet them, for they will come to you. I played with them as a kid. Many are small. They do not live on the same plane of existence, but in worlds in-between. Faërie is a reality for me. Moreover, it changed my life, but I do not care when I go into the forests. - Wisigothic78
THE ELF OF PYMATUNING PARK
Sometime during the month of August, 2004, I was at a place called Pymatuning Park in Pennsylvania, picnicking with my family. I was ten. I had wandered off alone into the nearby forest and was looking at all the trees. I was walking around when I heard the sound of music. I followed it until I reached a clearing. Like a scene from a movie, sitting on an old stump on the edge of the clearing was a little boy. He looked like he was about seven.
He had medium-length blonde hair and was playing a recorder made of wood. He must have heard me because he looked up at me. He had pointed ears and dark green eyes. He looked at me and smiled.
He asked me if I would play with him. His voice was really strange, almost like a bell. I told him I couldn't, and I had to get back to my family. He looked really sad for a minute, but then started smiling, and told me that it was okay, and he would wait until I could play with him. Then he stood up and walked off into the forest.
I've been back to that area several times. The clearing is still there, but the stump he was sitting on is long gone. The second or third time I went back, I left a slice of apple sitting near where the stump was. When I went back the next day, the apple slice was gone and in its place was a very smooth stone. - Emrys
THE LITTLE PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS
My father was and still is an avid hunter. He has heard all kinds of tales through the years of what others have seen while hunting. He said he has never seen anything, but had only one weird experience when he was around 17 years old. He was hunting for elk with his father and brothers in Salmon, Idaho in 1965. They had all split up to chase down an elk herd they spooked by chance, and my dad was sent around the mountain by himself to cut them off.
It was a mildly warm day and he stopped to rest in the shade of some large boulders to strip off some of his gear and have a drink of water. When he sat down to rest, he felt a rock zip right by his head. Thinking it was one of his brothers playing a trick on him, he yelled at them to stop. That's when he noticed tiny footprints in the soft dust under his feet. And again another rock was thrown in his direction, closer this time.
Now my dad had always been told about the little people who lived in the rocks and crevices of mountains and hills, an ancient band of Native Americans who barely escaped from the white man. They made their home in the hills and if bothered would put a curse on you if you failed to heed their warnings.
Feeling a chill creep up his spine, he slowly rose, gathered his things and said in very slow Shoshone, "I am leaving. I'm sorry I disturbed you." As he was walking away downhill he heard small feet slapping the rocks behind him, but being a tad afraid he never looked back. He never told his father or brothers and could hardly tell me for fear of me thinking he was crazy. I believe him. - Alex N.
- HUMAN/COMPUTER SINGULARITY DEPARTMENT -
A Prediction Regarding Aliens
By Diane Tessman
Time magazine recently featured this headline on its cover: “2045, the Year Man Becomes Immortal.” The Matrix and many other science fiction films and books, are about to become reality as an influential, intellectual, elite movement grows by leaps and bounds, with the objective of making humans and computers, ONE. Enter, the Singularity!
Time magazine defines “Singularity” as the moment when technological change becomes so rapid and profound, it causes a rupture in the fabric of human history. There are immensely wealthy and influential individuals working hard to make this happen. They want to see the complete transformation of humankind into something different than it now is. While 2045 is the date given as a best estimate on when humans will achieve immortality thanks to their having become more machine than organic, the steps leading up to 2045 are happening even now.
The Singularity movement is actually a form of eugenic elitism because obviously those who would be plugged into the master computer in order to become super-intelligent cyborgs, would be chosen from – yes – the elite. At least, the elite would become super-intelligent cyborgs first. The elite have little compassion for all us regular folk in the first place, you can imagine how compassionate they’d be once they are “hooked up,” and the rest of us are not (yet).
We might have the choice, if we were “lucky,” of either allowing ourselves to be implanted with the chip and hooked up, or, face death as one of the common people who are now utterly inferior. The non-connected might go the way of the mountain and lowland gorillas, poached at worse, and at best, laughed at as stupid beasts.
In case you think I’ve fallen into a science fiction story here, Time magazine does not deal in science fiction nor conspiracies. Even today, the new “iPhone” from Apple is sold out right after it was launched; humans cannot get enough of high tech gadgets and of computer access in general. Therefore, the elitists who are behind the Singularity movement find it easy to make speedy progress, because we common folk, for whom the Singularity does not bode well, run headlong to embrace anything new which is high tech and computerized. There is really no opposition to making computers utterly in charge of everything, everywhere.
There could be one master computer for all the humans on the planet or master computers could be organized by regions. When you look at the Internet, you see how one network could hook into every mind. The Time magazine cover portrays a human with a shaved head, plugged into the Internet – literally. There is a terminal plug embedded in the back of his or her head.
Of course there are arguments for making the human mind and the computer into one being. Humans would be many times more efficient, thus research could be speeded up in finding the cure for cancer. But why worry about cancer when one’s consciousness could be scanned and uploaded as software inside a computer forever: Immortality!
Certainly old age would not be a problem anymore, years before the actual ability to become immortal occurs in approximately 2045. In fact, many experiments have been done already involving hooking the human mind into a computer. By 2020, it is estimated many people will demand their iPhones be taken out of their hands and put into their heads. By 2035, the “information chip” will turn humans into walking information repositories.
Of course we have to ask, what then will become of the time and inclination to read one’s child a bedtime book, to stroke one’s beloved dog, to take a walk on the beach? In fact, the love and appreciation of Nature itself, will no longer be understood or embraced. The power to love might well be lost.
Will individuals become even less caring, less empathetic, and more selfish? It seems unavoidable. And they will not be” individuals” anymore at all. This will be the new “transhumanism” which acts as a mass mind, exchanging electronic information, commands, and so forth, acting as one.
This is such a huge subject that all the ramifications and possible scenarios cannot be covered in one article. So here is one more question regarding humans and computers becoming one:
Will humans exercise anymore? Will they eat? Will they retain their pride in the human form?
With these questions, the fetus-type aliens enter the picture and possibly “the grays” as well. What would a human look like who had been a part of the Singularity for say 200 years? Or 2,000 years?
Would his digestive system atrophy? Would genitals atrophy? Would muscle structure waste away so that arms and legs are spindly and excessively thin? Would he perhaps seem cold and indifferent if he abducted you? He would not be vicious or violent like a caveman but rather would behave like a walking computer, taking scientific readings and not able to connect to “just a human.”
As I read the interview with Travis Walton by Johanne Robichaud in UFO Digest, I was reminded that Travis dealt with human-like aliens after first being frightened of non-human small aliens.
He felt more at ease with the human-aliens. There are many other reports of human-like aliens who might well be human time-travelers, including the man I encountered in my childhood. He was very human-like except his eyes were translucent and there was something slightly different. Perhaps he was Homo cosmos instead of Homo sapiens (one step up the evolutionary ladder). He was empathetic and kind, not cold and indifferent.
Therefore I am predicting that a renegade movement will grow before 2045 against the Singularity movement. Humans will dig deep and find the best of what it means to be human, and some will vow never to be hooked into the master computer. They will maintain that to be part of the Singularity is not to be superior, the same way as eugenic engineering in Nazi Germany did not ultimately produce superior beings to the rest of us.
Yes, humans consumed in the Singularity would be intellectually nimble and informed beyond our comprehension. However, the old human craftiness, the ability to “queer the game,” to go against the odds, to zig when ordered to zag – all of this would give organic humans a chance against the Singularity.
So perhaps there was a conflict between the Organic Renegades and the Singularity in about the year 2050. Or 2030 or 2080. Who knows?
And perhaps that conflict was eventually resolved peacefully. The Singularity figured out very quickly how to travel space and time, and they could go out there without fear of human frailty. One of the stumbling blocks to space travel is the amount of radiation crewmembers would be constantly exposed to; perhaps that’s where the fetus-aliens began to really atrophy physically, along with getting no exercise and forgetting to eat. However, these traits are great for space travel.
The organic humans, who had been the Organic Renegades, demanded not to be left behind, so after the Singularity paved the way, organic humans went to space and time also.
And so, in Earth skies in 2012, we have fetus and gray humanoids, and we have human-looking folk who might well be us from the future. Again, I believe there are also extraterrestrials visiting us who are from different planets. However, I do believe that aliens from time, not space, account for many UFO occupants and that we should begin to realize this. http://www.ufodigest.com/article/ufo-occupants-time-not-space
It is easy to write about a hundred variations of a science fiction story as one reads about the Singularity Movement, but the movement is a real one, and very powerful both because influential, wealthy people are behind it, and because humankind in general is mindlessly infatuated with high tech computers.
Maybe the UFO occupants should inspire hope instead of fear. If they are human-related, they made it through the Singularity, some still look and act reasonably organic and human. The others who seem atrophied and somewhat computerized at least are not violent or mindless killers. Perhaps they somehow hooked into the positive human qualities like love and empathy, even if it boils down to putting a set of rules into a computer on good behavior. Myself, I plan to join the Renegade Organics, except I will be dead and gone by 2045. Perhaps I need to join the Singularity to become immortal then rip out the terminal plug and the chip, and return to the Renegades as an immortal. Hummm. Back to the drawing board.
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Source: UFO Digest
- IS THERE BROADBAND IN THE AFTERLIFE DEPARTMENT -
Mystery Emails From Dead Man's Account
When Jack Froese, 32, died of a heart arrhythmia in June 2011, he left behind a number of grieving friends and family members. But the BBC reports that several mysterious posthumous emails from Froese's account have brought some happiness and closure to those who were closest to him.
Last November, five months after Froese's death, his childhood best friend Tim Art received an email from Froese's account.
"One night in November, I was sitting on my couch, going through my emails on my phone and it popped up, 'sender: Jack Froese.' I turned ghost white when I read it," Hart told the BBC. "It was very quick and short but to a point that only Jack and I could relate on."
The email had the subject heading, "I'm Watching." While the text of the message itself read, "Did you hear me? I'm at your house. Clean your f***ing attic!!!"
Hart says that shortly before Froese's death, the two had a private conversation in Hart's attic, during which Froese teased him over the attic's messy state. "Just he and I up there. That's it," Hart said.
Froese's cousin Jimmy McGraw also claims to have received a posthumous email from Froese, warning him about an ankle injury that occurred after his cousin's death.
"I'd like to say Jack sent it, just because I look at it as he's gone, but he's still trying to connect with me. Trying to tell me to move along, to feel better," McGraw said.
For now, the source of the emails remains a mystery. But that's OK with Hart, who says that even if the emails are coming from a cruel prankster who has hacked Froese's account, he doesn't mind.
"If somebody's joking around, I don't care because I take it whatever way I want," he said.
What's interesting and unique about this case is that the emails all had a personal touch. There have been several reported cases of emails sent from a deceased person's account, but those usually can be easily traced back to spam accounts that have accessed the deceased person's information.
Facebook has had somewhat similar problems for several years, with the social networking site sending automated notifications encouraging users to "reconnect" with the accounts of users who have died. Under normal circumstance, the feature is meant to help connect users who travel in similar social circles. In an 2010 New York Times story, Facebook said it was actively addressing how best to handle accounts belonging to users who have died.
And there are even options for those who would intentionally like to send emails from beyond the grave. The website Dead Man's Switch, lets you write email drafts that will be sent to a group of preselected recipients after your death. The site explains exactly how they're able to know when to send the emails:
"The emails are sent at certain intervals. By default, the switch will email you 30, 45, and 52 days after you last showed signs of life. If you don't respond to any of those emails, all your messages will be sent 60 days after your last check-in."
Source: Yahoo News
- JUST SAD DEPARTMENT -
Chinese schoolgirls Commit Suicide Attempting to Time Travel
Two schoolgirls committed suicide in an attempt to travel through time, possibly inspired by popular TV shows, according to state-owned newspaper China Daily.
The case brings the issue of time travel-centered television shows back into the spotlight in China, which recently implemented a ban on these types of shows during primetime hours, between 7 and 9 p.m., according to the paper.
China Daily reported that the girls, both fifth-graders at East China's Fujian province, drowned themselves in a pool, and left behind a suicide note that suggests they were hoping to become time travelers after death.
One of the girls allegedly wrote that she had dreams of traveling back to the Qing Dynasty, and of visiting outer space. The other may have had another motive: She was worried about telling her parents that she had lost the remote control to the garage at their home, the paper reported.
China Daily didn't name the TV series that may have influenced the girls to commit suicide, but notes that popular shows in the country often incorporate time travel into their storylines. The plot typically involves the death of a character, who then goes on to travel to ancient times.
According to an informal survey by a newspaper in Southeast China, 14 out of 16 elementary school students think time travel is possible, the Wall Street Journal reported. The survey reportedly did not ask if students believed time travel was only possible after death.
According to Sun Yunxaio, deputy director of China Youth and Children Research Center, young viewers reading too much into what they watch on TV is still a problem, she told China Daily.
"Schoolchildren are rich in curiosity but poor in judgment, so this kind of tragedy happens in every era," Yunxaio said.
"I have heard of children jumping from high buildings after watching an actor flying in a magic show. This kind of imitative behavior is in the nature of young children, but it's very dangerous. So we should give some sort of warning for children on TV programs."
Source: NY Daily News
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