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- SETI Finds No Signs of E.T. Nearby -
-
Aviation Minister Convinced RAF Pilot Saw UFO -
- Rogue Earthquakes and the Wandering, Weakening Magnetic Field -
- Iceland's Love of the Supernatural -
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- HELLO, IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE DEPARTMENT -

SETI Finds No Signs of E.T. Nearby

Astronomers have completed the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence on nearby exoplanets using very long baseline interferometry.

A telescope's angular resolution is its ability to distinguish small details of a distant object. The Hubble Space telescope, for example, has an angular resolution of about 100 milliarcseconds.

That's good but by no means the best. In fact, the telescopes with the highest angular resolutions are interferometric radio telescopes, made up of several dishes spread over thousands of kilometres.

Known as very long baseline interferometers (VLBIs), the biggest boast an angular resolution some two orders of magnitude better than Hubble.

So what to point them at? Today, Hayden Rampadarath and pals at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Curtin University in Australia say they've pointed their interferometric radio telescope at Gliese 581, a red dwarf star some 20 light years from here.

What makes Gliese 581 interesting is its planets, which include two superEarths that probably sit on the edge of their habitable zone.

That makes them good candidates for life. And if this life is anything like our own, it may already be broadcasting at radio frequencies that we can tune in to.

Although VLBI has extraordinary angular resolution, it has never been used to look for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. So this is an important proof-of-principle step.

The Australian instrument, known as the Australian Long Baseline Array, consists of three radio telescopes a few hundred kilometres apart, which gives them an angular resolution that is about the same as Hubble's.

Rampadarath and pals pointed it at Gliese 581 for a total of 8 hours in June 2007, tuning into frequencies close to 1500 megahertz.  Why they've waited so long to publish their result, they don't say but their paper has now been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal.

What they found is interesting. VLBI techniques turn out to be useful for SETI searches because they automatically exclude many terrestrial sources of interference that might otherwise look like SETI signals. That's because the same signals have to show up at all the telescopes several hundred kilometres apart.

In total, Rampadarath and co found 222 candidate SETI signals. However, they were able to exclude all of these relatively easily using automated analysis techniques, which have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. (That's partly because of projects such as SETI@Home which has found billions of interesting signals, all of which have turned out to be false alarms.) 

The false alarms picked up by the Australian Long Baseline Array probably came form Earth orbiting satellites, say the team.

Of course, this doesn't exclude the possibility of intelligent life in the Giese 581 system or even exclude the possibility that these ETs might use radio signals to communicate.

Instead, it  places limits on the strength of these signals and not particularly onerous ones at that. Rampadarath and pals say  their instrument would have picked up a broadcast with a power output of at least 7 megaWatts per hertz.

To put that in context, on the slim chance that Gliese inhabitants had been broadcasting directly to Earth using an Arecibo-style dish, Rampadarath and co would have easily picked up the signal. (Arecibo is a 300 metre radio telescope in Puerto Rico).

On the other hand, the ordinary radio transmissions like those  we continually broadcast into space, would have been far too weak to be picked up by the Australian team.

That's not to say that this kind of observation won't be possible in future. The Australian array is by no means the biggest of most sensitive instrument available today.

What's more, astronomers are planning a new VLBI telescope called the Square Kilometre Array which will have the sensitivity to pick up broadcasts of a few kiloWatts per Hertz from 20 light years away.

There are no shortage of targets. At the last count, astronomers had found around exoplanets that sit in their habitable zones (meaning they're warm enough for liquid water). These places are of intense interest.

Time on VLBI telescopes is precious and difficult to come by. But the prize here is of almost incalculable value--the discovery of intelligent life beyond the Solar System.

So it wouldn't be a complete surprise if radio astronomers found ways to hunt more often for radio broadcasts from new and exciting exoplanets.

Source: Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27887/

- WE ARE NOT ALONE DEPARTMENT -

Aviation Minister Convinced RAF Pilot Saw UFO

A UFO sighting was deemed so credible it convinced a government minister who investigated it.

The sighting by an RAF fighter pilot on a training mission over West Germany in 1952 has been revealed for the first time by papers released by the Churchill Archive at Cambridge University.

Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes was returning to base when he was followed by a 'gleaming silver, metallic disc' which flew alongside him before disappearing at incredible sped.

The object was caught by RAF radars, which confirmed it was travelling at speeds far greater than possible for any aircraft of the time.

Hughes reported the sighting and was sent to visit Duncan Sandys, then aviation minister, to give his account in person.

He described seeing a flash of 'silver light' which rapidly descended towards him until he could see that it was a 'gleaming silver-metallic disc'.

He said its surface was shiny, 'like tin foil', and 'without a single crease or crinkle'.

He could see, with 'astonishing clarity', the craft's 'highly reflective and absolutely seamless metallic-looking surface'.

Flying at high altitude in clear visibility in his de Havilland Vampire, he estimated its size at 100ft across – 'about the wingspan of a Lancaster bomber'.

None of the other three pilots - all returning to RAF Oldenburg in northern West Germany - saw the object because they were executing a 'banking turn' and not looking in the same direction.

Six days later, Hughes was sent to RAF Fassberg in West Germany to give his account to senior RAF officers and Sandys.

The minister's first question was how many beers Hughes had drunk the night before.

However, in the end he was so taken by the then 23-year-old Hughes' story that he went on to brief senior civil servants, telling them he was convinced it was true.

This goes against what British governments have said regarding UFOs in the past - in most cases, they have been keen to downplay suggestions that UFO sightings are seriously investigated.

In one newly released document, Sandys tells the government's chief scientist Lord Cherwell that he found the story and radar evidence  'convincing'.

In reference to similar UFO sightings by US pilots, what became known as 'Foo Fighters', Sandys says in the document: 'I have no doubt at all that Hughes saw a phenomenon similar to that described by numerous observers in the United States.'

Lord Cherwell had previously dismissed the US sightings as 'mass psychology'.

Sandys, who later became Defence Secretary, went on: 'Until some satisfactory scientific explanation can be provided, it would be most unwise to accept without further question the view that "flying saucers" can be dismissed as "a mild form of hysteria".'

He added that there was 'ample evidence of some unfamiliar and unexplained phenomenon'.

The documents were investigated by David Clarke, a Sheffield Hallam University academic, while researching for a book on UFOs.

Dr Clarke was contacted by Hughes' son, who recounted his father's version of events and gave him his log book.

After the sighting, Hughes, who died in 2009 aged 79, was nicknamed 'Saucer Sam' and colleagues painted a flying saucer on his jet.

Hughes' son Brian, 45, a Ministry of Defence civil servant  said: 'We knew about the sighting in the family when we were growing up but my father didn't talk about it a lot. We learned about it more from prompting him.

'If it was someone other than my father who had told this story, I would be sceptical.

'He once said to me "People think you're mad if you say you've seen a flying saucer – I've only ever seen one once; I've never seen one since".'

Dr Clarke said: 'There is absolutely no doubt that something was seen by Hughes. He was not making this up.

'But the only honest position to take is that we don't know what it was. But there could be some sort of scientific explanation, before you start jumping to conclusions about alien visitors.'

Source: The Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2150710/UFO-sighting-RAF-pilot-
dubbed-Saucer-Sam-1952-left-aviation-minister-convinced-alone.html

- THE EARTH BENEATH OUR FEET DEPARTMENT -

Rogue Earthquakes and the Wandering, Weakening Magnetic Field
By Diane Tessman

On May 29, 2012, an unusually shallow earthquake shook northern Italy again. This quake was 5.8 on the Richter Scale and apparently was an aftershock of the 6.0 quake which hit the same area on May 20th. Nostradamus seems to have predicted a large quake for May 20th but let’s stick to science for a moment.

These quakes were the strongest to hit northern Italy for centuries – some reports say they were the strongest to hit in recorded history in this particular region of northern Italy just north of Bologna.

Seismologists are surprised at the May 20th quake because it was a thrust quake only three miles deep. A thrust quake is the type of devastating, sometimes shallow earthquake which happens when two tectonic plates grind and collide. Thrust quakes usually occur directly above the two grinding plates. However the May 20th and May 29th quakes occurred approximately 470 miles from the boundary area of the two tectonic plates. This baffles seismologists as it has seldom, if ever, happened.

Underneath the sole of Italy’s “boot,” the African plate crushes its way northward, but alas, the Eurasian plate is already there, and so they collide. When the pressure grows too great, a quake occurs. Earthquakes caused by actual tectonic quake collisions are usually large quakes.

On May 24, 2012, there was a 6.2 earthquake which hit an area of the Norwegian Sea in the Arctic. It was shallow, too, 5.5 miles deep. Also in the Arctic, Planet Earth’s magnetic north pole has continued to gallop toward Siberia as it becomes weaker.

Magnetic North is a wanderer these days, with less magnetic strength to “stay put” – balance between the two poles is wavering.  The magnetic strength of the two opposing poles has kept the plates securely “packed” with little leeway to violently bang into each other in years past. Of course Earth, being a living planet, has always had earthquakes, but there has been a change which can be perceived as a growing imbalance.

Like the canary in the coal mine, the Arctic area is especially impacted by the weakening, wandering North Pole and the area will likely become more unstable, with more quakes.

The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra in April 2012, was a once in 2,000 years event, according to seismologists. Luckily the epicenter was not on land and it was a horizontal quake which means, no huge tsunami resulted.

The 8.6 magnitude quake and a powerful aftershock were "strike-slip" quakes - the largest of that type ever recorded.  Kerry Sieh, director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore, said, "It's  really an exceptionally large and rare event which also had the biggest after-shock recorded for a strike-slip quake.

A magnitude 9.1 quake in roughly the same region in December 2004, decimated Aceh province on Sumatra and killed over 230,000 people in 13 countries around the Indian Ocean. It was not a strike-slip and it moved vertically. However, seismologists agree that the chances of another killer non-strike-slip quake like the one which generated the giant tsunami, are much greater now that the recent strike-slip quakes have occurred.

Sumatra, the western island in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, has a history of powerful quakes and tsunamis, most triggered by an offshore zone along its entire length, where the Indian-Australian tectonic plate is forced under the Eurasian plate. This creates a deep ocean trench as one plate slides under the other at a rate of several centimeters a year. In this zone, called the Sunda megathrust, stress builds up when the subducting Indian-Australian plate bends the Eurasian plate like a spring board as it moves down into the Earth's crust.

Eventually enough stress builds up that the edge of Eurasian plate suddenly jolts upward, triggering an earthquake. The sudden uplift of the seafloor and huge pulse of seawater triggers a tsunami. Over the centuries, repeated magnitude 8 and 9 quakes have struck along portions of the megathrust zone off the coast of Sumatra, flattening towns and killing thousands of people.

The April 2012, strike-slip quake like the two Italian quakes, happened outside the expected zone for megathrust quakes in Indonesia.  This strike-slip fault involved a sudden horizontal movement of the Indian and Australian plates along hundreds of miles. After studying this quake, seismologists decided, “This earthquake shouldn't happen more than once every 2,000 years." Some feel a rupture occurred.

Ironically, because of this unusual situation, the stress on faults and boundaries was not alleviated; there is now increased stress on the plate boundaries near Aceh, increasing the risks of another major earthquake in the same area as the 2004 disaster. In addition, research published in 2010 showed that the 2004 Aceh quake only relieved about half the stress that has built up over the centuries along the megathrust faultline.

That makes another major quake in the area a matter of time.

To sum it up, the Sumatran quake seems to indicate a tearing – a rupture -  in the middle of an oceanic plate rather than the usual event, which occurs at the boundary of two plates. We wonder if something similar is true for the Italian situation. The shallowness of these quakes also is strange going by past history.

“This isn’t supposed to happen,” muttered one seismologist.

A red flag must go up for our friends (or “friends” depending on your view point), in those incredible UFOs, when a planet which is teeming with life, suddenly experiences a weakening of its magnetic field. It is believed that Earth’s magnetic field has weakened quickly and dramatically.  It would seem likely that space-going aliens would flock to such a planet to observe and possibly to help where they can.

Or if you are skeptical, perhaps as life disintegrates on Earth with the magnetic field ripping violently away as happened on Mars, the aliens wish to plunder what is left of Earth resources, or somehow set up hardship colonies on what remains. Life could on for a few hundred or thousand years if you had the ability to build domed or underground shelter, and assigned a small population of your own “people” to the planet.

And what would happen to beings of other dimensions around or on Earth as the planet’s magnetic field falls apart?

Of course no one knows the answers, but it seems a large coincidence that UFO sightings have increased dramatically right as hard, solid evidence occurs that Earth’s magnetic poles are weakening and shifting position. The house of cards is quivering on the brink, and the two polar book-ends are breaking apart.

Finally, a word on predictions: No one knows if all or most predictions for these upcoming years (2012, 2013, 2014), will come to pass but “increased earthquake activity” and “shifting poles” have been predictions for many years, from Nostradamus right up through, yes, Diane Tessman. Now, in 2012, science agrees with us.  Unfortunately, it turns out that we spiritual intuitives are right – at least on that.   Stay tuned to Planet Earth!

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Source: UFO Digest
http://www.ufodigest.com/article/rogue-earthquakes-and-wandering-weakening-magnetic-field

- YOUR HEAD HURTS, HOW'S MINE DEPARTMENT -

Twin's "Sixth Sense" Saves Brother from Brain Tumor

An Australian man has undergone a life-saving brain surgery after his identical twin's 'sixth sense' helped locate a rare tumor, Australia's Channel 9 News reports.

When Brenton Gurney from Sydney began experiencing persistent headaches, he went to get an MRI scan -- but nothing abnormal was found.

On a hunch, Brenton then suggested that his identical twin Craig, who was not suffering from any symptoms, should go for a scan himself.

Craig and Brenton then joined a study of twins and mental health, which led to both of them getting MRIs, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Incredibly, a massive and rare tumor was found in the base of Craig's skull. He was "shell-shocked."

"I was hoping they had mixed up the MRI results and got the wrong twin," Brenton, 38, told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Last year, Craig underwent a complex 10 and a half hour operation to remove the tumor. He also had to undergo two months of intensive radiation therapy.

He has since recovered.

"Ultimately Brenton saved my life," Craig said.

The incident has left medical experts acknowledging that there is still plenty to learn about the remarkable connection between identical twins.

"There's so much we don't know," said Justine Gatt of the Brain Dynamics Centre at the University of Sydney.

This is not the first time that the twins have shared a 'telepathic' connection. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Craig once detected from over a thousand miles away that his brother had a life-threatening rash. He also knew when Brenton had dislocated his shoulder.

'We're really closely connected and we've always been able to pick each other, know what each other was thinking,' Craig told Channel 9.

The brothers, who shared a bedroom until they were 22, have been inseparable since they were children. In a curious coincidence, they both even ended up marrying women named Nicole.

According to Channel 9, Brenton and Craig have been helping twin research studies since their mother registered them with the Australian Twin Registry soon after their birth.

Craig said he believes it is "almost a duty" for twins to take part in studies so scientists can learn more about the part that genes and the environment play on their health.

Source: Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/twin-intuition_n_1539250.html

- BEYOND MERE THOUGHTS DEPARTMENT -

Strange Connections Beyond Time and Space

By Micah Hanks

Many people claim to share unique connections with certain others in their lives. We hear spouses talking about the way they can sense things about each other, as well as parents who do the same with their children. Some individuals even claim to be able to communicate psychically with their pets and other animals.

Such connections, if they exist, seem capable of bridging the gaps between pure thoughts, allowing individuals to share communication by means of strange powers that the modern sciences have yet to recognize. But considering the circumstances that seem to allow this variety of “psychic communication,” could it be that relationships existing between individuals may play a role in helping understand what actually causes certain psychic phenomenon?

One fascinating and unique area where telepathic situations tend to often prevail has to do with fraternal twins. A perfect–if not better than average–example of this was reported by the Sydney Morning Herald recently, in which a pair of twins who underwent concurrent MRI examinations managed to determine, as a result of headaches one of them had been having, that a rare tumor had developed. What makes this strange, of course, is that the twin suffering from headaches had not been the one diagnosed with the tumor:

    The Gurney twins is even more remarkable because it was Brenton who started getting the persistent headaches. It was Brenton who persuaded hale and hearty Craig to join a study of twins (looking into mental health and resilience) because it included an MRI scan.

    The MRI test picked up no abnormalities in Brenton’s brain. But Craig, who never suffers headaches, got the shock news: a massive and rare tumour in the base of his skull.

Similar unique connections tend to also appear between lovers (a particular phenomenon I’ve experienced countless times myself). In his book Otherworldly Affaires, author Brad Steiger notes an incredible incident that was discussed in the December, 1954 edition of Fate Magazine. As the story goes, a Mrs. Charlotte T. Mazue of Los Angeles, California, penned an unusual tale where she claimed to have successfully related the specific directions to her new place of residence to her husband… and entirely through means of telepathy!

The event in question took place in 1942, and Mrs. Mazue had moved to a new location while her husband Charles had been stationed near San Francisco. Suddenly one day, Charles came to Charlotte’s mind, giving her the distinct impression that he was trying to reach her telepathically. “Perhaps he had acquired a leave,” she thought, but then became concerned, because she realized that she had neglected to write to Charles, informing him of the location of their new home! Steiger recounts the rest of the story as follows:

    “I quietly repeated to myself every hour before retiring, ‘Honey, we now live in Hollywood. Come to Kingsley Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard. Rear of gift shop. Red brick court. Upstairs at the back’,” Mrs. Mazue wrote.

    It started to rain when she retired at 10:30 P.M. At half-past midnight, the door chimes brought her tumbling out of bed, calling: “Coming, dear!” She confidently opened the door to find a drenched, but smiling, Charles. “So this is home,” he said, as he hugged her close to him.

    Charles told her that he, of course, had had no idea that she had moved. “Seems as if someone pushed and pulled me here. I hitchhiked in and told the driver to let me out at Kingsley Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. Then I walked to the rear of the gift shop and upstairs to you. Funny thing is, I distinctly heard you say, ‘That’s right, darling’.”

Had Charles literally been able to “hear” the directions Charlotte had been giving him telepathically? If the events related here are indeed true and accurate, how else are we to interpret the circumstances? Furthermore, if it is possible for lovers to become so close that they can achieve feats such as these in the absence of any verbal communication, could virtually anyone learn to do the same, and with the same amazing detail and efficiency? Finally, if psychic feats such as telepathy could be accessible to almost anyone, then maybe particular close bonds that we build with others in life provide natural grounds that are conducive to this kind of ability. Strength in numbers, as the old axiom goes.

Source: Mysterious Universe
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/05/beyond-mere-thoughts-strange-
connections-beyond-time-and-space/#more-11283

- ELVES, TROLLS AND FAIRIES, OH MY DEPARTMENT -

Iceland's Love of the Supernatural

You probably think anyone who takes elves and other fantasy beings seriously is either childish or just plain mad. According to polls, most Icelanders believe in, or at least refuse to deny the existence of elves, and most of them seem pretty sane to me.  Welcome to Iceland, the small island country where technological advancement goes hand in hand with a belief in the supernatural.

Located just below the Arctic Circle, Europe’s most remote nation is also probably one of the world’s most bizarre. Civilized, and certainly no strangers to technology, the majority of 320,000 Icelanders also firmly believe in the existence of spirit beings like elves, gnomes or fairies. Of course, there are fantasy-enthusiasts who believe in these creatures all over the world, only in Iceland this matter really is taken very seriously. Annoying the mystical creatures living all over the island is thought to carry a heavy price, so human inhabitants will do almost anything to avoid getting on their bad side.

In America, people will call upon feng shui experts to help turn their homes into springs of positive energy, but in Iceland it’s elf spotters who decide how a human settlement develops in order not to disturb the country’s supernatural inhabitants. It might sound funny, but engineers will often reroute roads, pipelines and cable, at a steep cost, only to avoid the dwellings of elves and other hidden beings. All around the island, one can hear tales of fishermen lost at sea because they ignored warning from the elves not to leave port, or of people suffering mysterious illnesses or their houses burning down after provoking the wrath of invisible beings.

In 2004, construction crews building a golf course on the outskirts of Reykjavik moved a rock believed to be the dwelling of elves. Bulldozers started failing and workers became victims of strange injuries, and so the chief engineer eventually issued a grovelling apology to the elves and vowed not to trouble them again. The event was made public by present media reporters, but the accidents stopped occurring and the golf course was completed on schedule. Not all Icelanders are convinced these fairy-tale being exist, but even those who say they don’t believe in them prefer to behave as if they did, just to make sure nothing bad happens.

But where does this strong belief in the supernatural come from? The most logical answer would be Iceland’s isolation from the rest of the world. Just over a century ago, its inhabitants were inhabiting turf homes, and making a living as fishermen or sheep farmers. Experts believe Enlightenment, which put science ahead of superstition, arrived too late in Iceland. Also, to better cope with the dark cold winters, Icelanders developed a rich storytelling tradition, full of heroes, supernatural beings and other folk elements. Throughout the years, the lines between these old tails and reality seem to have blurred, and people started to actually believe in fantasy. ”Stories about elves and hidden people are part of our heritage, but I also like to think some of them are true. It’s fun to believe in something you can’t explain, and anyway, it’s hard to be 100 percent scientific in a country as weird as ours,” says an university student. And it’s also the look of the land that makes people people believe in the supernatural. A jagged coastline full of bays and fjords, impressive geysers, beautiful waterfalls and springs and threatening volcanoes are all part of this fairy-tale land that would almost have anyone believe they’re in a Tolkienesque world.

Elves, trolls and fairies are common conversational topics in Iceland. Locals tell you stories about jinxed buildings in Reykjavik, or ghosts living in their homes and factories, and even the media often reports encounters with spirit beings. And just so you know, whenever a wallet is lost, trolls are to blame. Iceland’s love of the supernatural is so great, it has given birth to the world’s first Elf School, right in the country’s capital. Believe it or not, thousands of people, most of them foreigners, pay a $60 fee for a one-day course on elves and other hidden beings. Magnus Skarphedinsson, the historian who runs Iceland’s elf school, believes the country is home to over 20,000 supernatural creatures. ”Perhaps these beings are more visible in Iceland because we are more open-minded,” he says.  ”We also live very close to nature, which is their home.”

According to Icelandic lore, hidden beings inhabit a parallel world that is invisible to human eyes, and can only be spotted by physics and little children, unless they willingly decide to reveal themselves to people. Skarphedinsson, who has never seen a spirit-being himself, claims three humans have actually married hidden people and vanished into their world.

Source: American Way
http://www.americanwaymag.com/icelandic-elf-school-reykjavik-magnus-skarphedinsson-soccer

- GET OUT THE MARSHMALLOWS DEPARTMENT -

Vietnamese Girl is a Real-Life Firestarter

A yet unnamed 11-year-old girl from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has been making headlines in Asia, for her alleged uncontrollable power to set things around her on fire.

According to Vietnamese website Ngoisao, on May 12, a young girl living in the Tan Binh district of Ho Chi Minh has burned down almost the entire third floor of her family’s home.

Her father says the child did not have access to any fire-inducing objects, and that the fire was caused by the super-energy in her body. But while that may sound like the exaggerations of a parent looking for media attention, this is apparently not the first time this Vietnamese girl has caused things to burst into fire just by going near them.

The unnamed girl’s parents say they’ve noticed her peculiar abilities about a month ago, when their home’s electrical network underwent repeated short-circuiting. Then the power outlets around the house burst into fire when their daughter came near them, and at one time she even burned a corner of the toilet seat.

What’s even more intriguing is they claim the same phenomenon repeated itself when they took the girl to other places, as well. For example, during a vacation to Vung Tau beach, she burned the hotel room. The 11-year-old told Vietnamese media that on occasions, even her clothes catch on fire for no apparent reason.

After the incident that occurred on May 12, the girl’s family rerouted the house’s entire electrical network, moved all furniture  and electrical appliances as far away from their daughter as possible, and got separate keys for all family members so they could all escape the house, should something like this happen again.

They keep guard over their daughter 24/7 and sleep with buckets full of water and wet towels next to them to extinguish potential fires. They have also taken the girl to be tested by scientists at the Hong Bang International University, in Ho Chi Minh.

Du Quang Chau, an expert in radiesthesia (the ability to detect “radiation” within the human body) conducted a series of tests on the child and found something odd in her brain’s right hemisphere.

Realizing this was an unprecedented case both in Vietnam and the world, he created a panel of scientists to conduct studies on the girl and her surrounding environment. The unique phenomenon attracted scientists from various fields, including physics, medicine, psychology, culture and sociology.  Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung, Director of the Hong Bang University, said RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) tests showed a weird “halo” in the girl’s right hemisphere that could be the cause of her unusual power.

The girl was medically examined at Cho Ray Hospital and the Children No 2 Hospital, but doctors didn’t find anything abnormal.

Source: Oddity Central
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/real-life-mutant-girl-is-capable-of-igniting-things-around-her.html

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