5/9/21  #1084
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This week Conspiracy Journal brings you such stupendous stories as:

- Could These Photos Show Mushrooms on Mars? -

- Pentagon Investigated Suspected Directed-Energy Attacks-

- "Lockheed Martin Had UFO Fragments" -

AND: Shapeshifting Boar-Demon Accused of Stealing Money

All these exciting stories and MORE in this week's issue of

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By Tim Swartz, Tim Beckley,  Sean Casteel, Prof. Stephen Fenley,
Scott Corrales, Joseph Foster, Harry Drew, and others


Over 20 of the world's leading UFOlogists establish  that humans have done battle with aliens over and over again, shooting at them, molesting them, hitting them, running them over,  unleashing dogs upon them, and injuring -- and even killing them -- though any means possible, as humans try to combat their fear of the unknown.

In many instances the aliens have fought back. They have sought revenge, and more often than not, gotten it.   Here are over a hundred reports of the strangest close encounters with humanoids who use force to defend themselves -- such as the case of the NY hunter whose rifle was ripped from his hands, the shotgun barrel twisted, and than handed back to him. There is also the crash landing of a UFO in Kingman, AZ which involved 8 UFOs positioning themselves in the sky in combat position, apparently returning to find any  survivors of their doomed craft, and to protect themselves in doing so.  


The second part of the book's "mission," is to disprove the concept held by  many that African Americans are not prone to have UFO experiences or to hold a belief or interest in the subject. One contributor, Prof. Stephen Finley of the University of Louisiana, explains how UFOs are part of the overall "Black experience" of many African Americans. Most of his fans do not realize that Muhammad Ali had over 21 UFO sightings. A friend of researcher Tim Beckley, the late Champ explains why he was so taken up with the subject, being a part of his spiritual beliefs.

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Could These Photos Show Mushrooms on Mars?
By Caroline Delbert

Could there be mushrooms on Mars? In a new paper, an international team of scientists from countries including the U.S., France, and China have gathered and compared photographic evidence they claim shows fungus-like objects growing on the Red

In their paper, which appears in Scientific Research Publishing’s Advances in Microbiology, the scientists analyze images taken by NASA’s Opportunity and Curiosity rovers, plus the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera. The objects in question show“chalky-white colored spherical shaped specimens,” which the Mars Opportunity team initially said was a mineral called hematite.

Later studies refuted the hematite claim. Soon, some scientists coined the term“Martian mushrooms” to describe the mysterious objects, because of how they resemble lichens and mushrooms, while in another study, fungi and lichen experts classified the spheres as“puffballs”—a white, spherical fungus belonging to the phylum Basidiomycota found on Earth.

In the new paper, the scientists point to a set of Opportunity photos that shows nine spheres increasing in size, and an additional 12 spheres emerging from beneath the soil, over a 3-day sequence. The researchers claim Martian wind didn’t uncover the amorphous spheres, and that they“expand in size, or conversely, change shape, move to new locations, and/or wane in size and nearly disappear.”

“Many of these ground-level spherical specimens also have stalks or have shed portions of their outer membranes—possibly crustose—and are surrounded by white chunks and fluffy spore-like material that may consist of leprose.”

Crustose and leprose are kinds of fungus surface textures, where crust or scales form and can flake away.

The presence of these peripheral parts is important, the scientists say, because it helps them make the case that what we’re seeing really is fungus instead of simply some spherical rocks. Mushrooms grow and reproduce like gangbusters—it’s one of the defining characteristics of the entire family of fungi. Small mushrooms grow in about a day, while large mushrooms take up to 4 days.

In their research, the scientists carefully document all the ways their proposed fungi change from one photo to the next.“White amorphous mass alters shape, location, and almost completely disappears from inside the crevice of a rock shelter over a three day (Sol) period,” they explain of one image set.

Besides something like a gust of wind blowing away loose sand, fungi are one of the only living things that could experience such noticeable growth and change in just a few days.

The scientists acknowledge the“evidence” they present isn’t ironclad, and seem to predict the scrutiny that will inevitably come with their paper, writing that“similarities in morphology are not proof of life.”

“It is possible that all the specimens presented here are abiotic. We cannot completely rule out minerals, weathering, and unknown geological forces that are unique to Mars and unknown and alien to Earth. However, growth, movement, alterations in location and shape, constitute behavior, and coupled with life-like morphology, strongly support the hypothesis there is life on Mars.”

But if there really were mushrooms on Mars, what would that mean in a future where humans hope to settle on the Red Planet? Well, the scientists say many fungi on Earth are also extremophiles—meaning organisms that can thrive in conditions considered“extreme” in terms of the usual building blocks of life. So to find mushrooms on Mars is perhaps less surprising than we think.

This is not the first time that these controversial photos have made their rounds in the media. In May of 2016, Dr. Rhawn Gabriel Joseph provided evidence and reported that 40 experts in fungi and 30 experts in geomorphology, after examining photos of Martian specimens taken by NASA, formed a statistically significant consensus that there is a high chance of life on Mars.

In February of 2019, Dr. Joseph and four colleagues published a major monograph detailing their finding in the Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science Reviews, 1, 40-82, 2019: Evidence of Life on Mars: Viking LR, Meteor ALH8401, Stromatolites, Methane, Lichens, Fungi.

However, the monograph was promptly retracted after finding the paper “proffers insufficient critical assessment of the material presented and literature cited, and fails to provide a solid underpinning for the speculative statements made in the article which, in their view, invalidates the conclusions drawn.”

Dr. Joseph’s latest paper was published in the journal Advances in Microbiology, a journal headquartered in China that’s been criticized for republishing existing articles, as Nature reported back in 2010.

Nevertheless, until we actually land people on Mars and are able to collect samples and check for ourselves, the idea that life of any sort on Mars is still up in the air. Scientists, however, should allow themselves to keep an open mind on whether life on Mars is possible, rather than immediately shooting down any theories that fly in the face of "conventional wisdom"

In his 2018 novel Red Moon, Kim Stanley Robinson imagined a moon settlement with fast-growing bamboo as its primary building material. It’s not hard to imagine fungus used as anything from a building material, to an insulator, to even a hypothetical food source for Mars residents or their livestock animals.

Source: Popular Mechanics

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Pentagon Investigated Suspected Directed-Energy Attacks
By Betsy Woodruff Swan, Andrew Desiderio, Lara Seligman and Erin Banco

The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

The Defense Department had been investigating the incidents, including those targeting its personnel around the world, since last year, according to four former national security officials directly involved in the probe.

Pentagon officials informed at least two key groups of lawmakers earlier this year, in written form and in-person, about the investigation. POLITICO spoke with congressional officials who were briefed on the suspected attacks as part of their oversight duties of the Pentagon.

The briefings included information about injuries sustained by U.S. troops in Syria, the people said. The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said. After this article was published, Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told lawmakers during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that he has seen "no evidence" of such attacks against U.S. troops in the Middle East.

The incidents of suspected directed-energy attacks by Russia on Americans abroad became so concerning that the Pentagon’s office of special operations and low-intensity conflict began investigating last year, according to two former national security officials involved in the effort. It’s unclear exactly how many troops were injured, or the extent of their injuries.

The investigation is part of a broader effort to look into directed-energy attacks on U.S. officials across multiple agencies in recent years. Since late 2016, close to 50 officials have reported symptoms of a mysterious illness that became known as “Havana syndrome” among U.S. diplomats posted in Cuba. Symptoms included acute ringing and pressure in the ears, as well as loss of hearing and balance, fatigue and residual headaches. Some victims have suffered long-term brain damage.

Marc Polymeropoulos, a former senior CIA officer, was in Moscow in 2017 when he was suddenly stricken.

“I was woken up in the middle of the night with an incredible case of vertigo,” Mr Polymeropoulos told The Guardian. “My head was spinning, incredible nausea, I felt like I had to go to the bathroom and throw up. It was just a terrifying moment for me. I had tinnitus which was ringing in my ears, and the vertigo was really what was incredibly debilitating and I really wasn’t sure what was happening. I couldn’t stand up. I was falling over.”

Four years later, Mr Polymeropoulos says his headache still hasn’t stopped. In 2019, he retired from the CIA because of his symptoms.

There have also been suspected attacks on U.S. soil. In 2019, a White House staffer reported being stricken with the Havana symptoms while walking her dog in Arlington, Virginia. And in November 2020, Defense officials have now told members of Congress, a suspected attack sickened a National Security Council official near DC’s Ellipse park – within walking distance of the White House.

Directed-energy attacks on U.S. spies and diplomats are well-documented; the CIA recently set up its own task force to look into the issue. But the recent Pentagon effort to look into similar incidents affecting U.S. troops has not previously been reported.

Circumstances surrounding these incidents are murky, and U.S. officials have encountered difficulties in attributing the suspected attacks to any particular weapon or country.

A directed-energy attack uses highly concentrated electromagnetic energy, including high-powered radio frequency or microwave devices and particle beams, to harm a target. The attacks can take different forms, from jamming electronic equipment to causing pain or permanent injuries.

A report commissioned by the State Department and released in December pointed to “directed, pulsed radio-frequency energy” as the most probable cause for the “Havana syndrome” incidents.

The members of Congress privy to top-secret intelligence, known as the Gang of Eight, were notified about Russia’s suspected targeting of Americans in Syria using directed energy, according to the two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The Senate Armed Services Committee was also briefed, the people said.

The congressional officials briefed on the incidents said the Pentagon believes that the nature of the directed-energy attacks is similar to those carried out against Americans in Cuba, but was hesitant to draw direct parallels.

The alleged attacks prompted a Pentagon investigation, and officials there came to believe Russia was responsible for the attacks. But a formal attribution can be complicated, as the symptoms of injuries related to directed energy could also have a variety of other causes. Another major challenge is that officials can’t always track the devices, which can be small and portable, the people said.

Jeffrey Lewis, a professor at the Middlebury Institute who focuses on technology and national security, said the topic can be troublesome from an intelligence standpoint.

“The problem is — and I think we saw this at the embassy in Cuba, but honestly with a lot of these stories over the years — it’s just really hard to know why people are getting sick unless you have the weapon or some technical means of knowing if there’s a particular beam being focused on a place,” he said.

“We still have no idea what the hell is going on at the embassy in Cuba,” he added. “Those people have been reporting all those symptoms for years and the question is, are they being targeted? Is this some eavesdropping equipment that’s having an effect on them? You just don’t know.”

But any public statements on this topic from the U.S. government would also generate skepticism. Phil Coyle, former director of the Office of Operational Test and Evaluation at the Pentagon, urged caution.

“It seems far-fetched to me — harder to do by far than just killing American soldiers with bombs or bullets,” Coyle said. “The advantage, of course, of some imaginary weapon is maybe there would be no attribution. Nobody would be able to tell, which I guess is the situation you’re describing in Syria. All we know is these soldiers got sick, and we don’t know whether it’s food poisoning or something else that made them sick, so we can’t blame the Russians. And that of course was part of the problem in ... Cuba.”

Source: Politico


Sen. Harry Reid Told "Lockheed Martin Had UFO Fragments"
By Brett Bachman

A government contractor may have fragments recovered from the U.S. crash site of a UFO, former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid revealed this week.

The claims were published as part of a lengthy report in The New Yorker Friday, titled, "How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously." In the piece, Reid is quoted as saying he believes Lockheed Martin, the American aerospace firm, is in possession of such materials — but that he could not say for certain because he never got approval from the Pentagon to inspect the crash fragments himself, despite years of effort.

"I was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials," he told the magazine. "And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff. They would not approve that. I don't know what all the numbers were, what kind of classification it was, but they would not give that to me."

Reid was originally reported as making similar comments in a 2017 New York Times story on the Pentagon's covert UFO program — though the newspaper was later forced to append a correction to the article softening the then-senator's statement.

Salon published its own in-depth look into the claims made by various actors in the blockbuster Times report, which The New Yorker credits as legitimizing the national conversation surrounding UFOs.

Reid has been a longtime advocate for research into unidentified aerial phenomena, spearheading an effort which ran from 2007 to 2012 called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Pentagon watchers believe the program may still exist today, albeit in an informal manner.

Military contractors made up the bulk of the program's $20 million budget, in particular a firm called Bigelow Aerospace, run by billionaire and longtime Reid associate Robert Bigelow. One of The New Yorker's primary sources (and author of the 2017 New York Times story), the investigative journalist Leslie Kean, also sits on the board of a Bigelow-founded venture called the "Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies" — a connection the magazine failed to disclose.

As Salon's Keith Spencer noted at the time, military contractors like Bigelow profit handsomely from perpetuating the worldview that the earth — and beyond — is a cold and dangerous place.

The New Yorker story comes in advance of a widely anticipated report from the federal government's "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force" — an effort which was announced last summer as part of the COVID-19 relief bill signed by then-President Donald Trump.

The group's findings are expected to be released sometime in June.

Source: Salon

By Brian Allan

In this remarkable book the author and editor of Phenomena Magazine, Brian Allan, introduces the idea that Heresy (the word is taken from the Greek language and only means ‘one who chooses’), not only decided the frequently bloody fate of free-thinkers in the Dark Ages, but still affects us in many surprising ways to this very day. Drawing on hard-to-find sources, the author shows that at one time the charge of heresy was used as a brutal and particularly heavy-handed form of control by various religious groups.

Heretics like Aleister Crowley, Anton Szandor laVey, Kenneth Grant, Charles Manson and others are discussed in these pages and show that heresy was and is part and parcel of how magic and Satanism began and perhaps even lies at the origins of the human race. Discover how the intelligence services, through people like the enigmatic Col. John Alexander, have successfully weaponised former heretical beliefs such as magic, remote viewing and mind control and used them to kill. Even today among scientists, particularly in quantum physics, the charge of heresy is a very real threat and can bring promising careers to an abrupt halt, because even although the perceived heresy is correct, it dares to challenge the status-quo.

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My Children See Dead People
By Kate Jackson

Trembling with fear, ten-year-old Fae Jackson darted out of her bedroom and down the stairs to her mum.

She had just seen the wispy image of a person - who had hissed into her ear: "Can you hear me?"

It was the first of hundreds of ghost sightings that would plague the young girl and lead her to believe she may have psychic powers.

Incredibly, Fae's younger brother, Ashley, has now started reporting similar eerie sightings - despite not knowing of Fae's.

Mum Lynn has come to accept her kids have supernatural powers and that, just like the movie The Sixth Sense, her children can "see dead people".

To Lynn, this is anything but a special gift - she sees it as a curse she would love to break.

The 39-year-old, from Waltham Cross, Herts, says: "It feels like someone is bullying my children and I can't do anything about it.

"It would have been easier to deal with if they had an illness. At least I would know where to go for treatment.

"Fae has got used to it and now she enjoys having this ability - but Ashley hates it."

Surveys in the UK show that one in five Brits have seen or felt the presence of a ghost - and that 53 per cent believe in psychic ability. The research coincides with Matt Damon's new film, Hereafter, about a reluctant medium. Fae, now 13, and Ashley, eight, can relate to that.

Stay-at-home mum Lynn says: "The first sign was when Fae started primary school.

"She used to tell me one of her friends was purple or the teacher was red. So one day I told her, 'No darling that boy isn't purple'. She said, 'Mummy I mean the colour around him'."

Now they both believe Fae was recognising auras, the glow said to radiate around a person.

Ghostly sightings started when Fae turned ten, and appeared nearly every day. Once Fae reported her bed being shaken by a frustrated female ghost.

Another time she said she could feel the energy of an old woman against her back while showering. She even says that at times she can feel ghosts playing with her hair.

Lynn says: "How do you deal with something like that? She was terrified. I did start off thinking it might be attention-seeking, but you know your own children. She was shy and not a story teller."

In her skinny jeans and patent Dr Martens, petite Fae today seems at ease with her powers but her huge blue eyes still betray her fear during one of the most terrifying incidents.

She says: "I had walked out of my bedroom and there was a mirror at the other end of the hall. In my reflection I saw a person's head on my shoulder. It was red. I was so scared. But now I understand that it is my grandad and that he is my spirit guide, who is protecting me."

Fae matter-of-factly goes on to relate how she encounters these unexpected visitors.

She says: "It's not like seeing something solid like a chair, it's like a glimpse of the person.

"Mostly I can sense something or feel the energy there and the picture and details come into my head. Like their name can pop into my head or how they died.

"If I close my eyes I see their picture building up. It happens so quickly. I have all this information in a couple of seconds.

"I used to be really scared, I wouldn't like the dark and I wouldn't like looking in the mirror in case I saw something."

The double blow came when Ashley began to see ghosts too.

He refuses to discuss the idea that he may be psychic. Lynn says: "We had been careful to keep everything that was going on with Fae from Ashley. I didn't want him to be frightened. Then, about a year ago, he refused to go into our conservatory and wouldn't go to the toilet alone.

"I asked him what the matter was and he told me, 'There's a head following me around'.

"My blood went cold. How do you tell a seven-year-old that some people can see dead people?"

Lynn's husband, David, 45, is clearly concerned and supportive yet, like Ashley, prefers not to discuss the issue.

But supernatural powers may run in the family. Both David's dad and Lynn's gran believed they saw spirits.

Lynn says: "Fae has tried to tell Ashley it's OK and happens to her but he doesn't believe her.

"She's intrigued by it now but he hates it and is terrified."

Through talking to other mediums, Fae has learned to cope with the sightings but Ashley is very much in denial. Instead, a friend who does distant healing - called Theta Healing - has focused on Ashley, asking that he doesn't see anything frightening. Lynn believes this has reduced the sightings but says he still has what he calls "bad thoughts".

Fae, who has learned to channel her ability into learning Reiki healing, says: "I can close down my chakras - points in the body from the head to the feet.

"You do it by thinking of those points as lightbulbs and you shut them off so you are closed to the spirits. I can also ask them to go away and I can imagine a white light around me to protect myself.

"When it first started I was seeing spirits every day but now it isn't as often."

Fae adds: "I have only told one friend at school, she was fine about it and accepts it.

"But I wouldn't tell anyone else because I think they would tease me. I would be the witch girl."

Lynn and Fae plan to write a book together on their experiences. They have also launched Facebook group Children With Spirit.

Lynn says: "One of my issues is that there's no real help out there for people like us.

"Talking to other psychic children has really helped Fae, so hopefully it can help others too."

Names have been changed

Have you got a psychic child? Tell us your story. Email features@the-sun.co.uk

Source: The Sun


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Oklahoma's Spooklights' Source Still Unknown

Floating lights that bounce up into the treetops, appear to be about the size of a basketball and frequently are seen in pairs haunting the area where Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri converge.

The lights can be seen from a country road known as Spook Light Road many times of the year -- especially at this time of year.

Sightseers in hundreds of cars will be driving two roads -- E40 in Hornet, Mo., and E50 in Miami near Quapaw -- trying to get a glimpse of the light that some say is rectangular and others claim is spherical.

Theories have been offered over the years to explain the strange phenomenon -- some require a belief in the supernatural, some are more scientific and some claim that the lights are just plain hallucinations. Some, as the name implies, claim that they are ghosts -- but the lights' source remains a mystery.

An Army Corps of Engineers unit from nearby Camp Crowder, Mo., studied the spooklight for several weeks during 1946 and concluded that the phenomenon was "a mysterious light of unknown origin."

Similar spooklights found in many other parts of the world have baffled observers for centuries. Glowing in the night with an eerie, soft color, they sometimes pulse, sometimes dance about, usually near the ground or horizon. Their source is a mystery.

The phenomenon known as the Tri-State Spooklight, the Quapaw Spooklight, the Joplin Spooklight or the Hornet Spooklight caused panic in the small Missouri community of Hornet when it was first noticed by settlers in the late 1800s. Many area residents packed up and moved away.

But the Quapaw Indians reported legends about their ancestors seeing the lights in the early 1800s. Among the earliest legends was that a handsome young American Indian man fell in love with a beautiful woman and eloped after her father refused to allow them to marry.

Fearing they would be captured, the couple committed suicide by jumping from a high bluff overlooking Spring River known as the Devil's Promenade. According to the legend, the light burns as a symbol of love between the two young lovers.

At least three early legends involve people using lanterns to search for their heads after being beheaded. A Quapaw legend involves an old Indian looking for his head, which his wife had cut off. A similar story involves a miner who was decapitated in an accident and is using a lantern in his search.

Another early legend is about an old sergeant who was captured during a Civil War battle and was executed by using a cannon to shoot off his head, which was never found. The old sergeant's ghost somehow obtained a lantern and since then has been searching for his head.

A Joplin librarian said in 1997 said she always figured it was an accumulation of gases and you saw it when the time was right.

A Spooksville Museum was operated for several years but it has been closed for some time. It displayed photographs and a collection of stories about the light as well as a viewing platform. It also offered for sale pamphlets about the spooklight.

Some experts claimed the light is simply the glow of minerals and gases in the area. UFO experts have claimed the light is a "controlled machine from outer space -- flying saucers from other worlds."

Popular Mechanics magazine sent a reporter and photographer to the area in 1965 to investigate the light and a number of theories concerning its cause.

The reporter later wrote in an article published in the September 1965 magazine that the light was produced by automobiles traveling east on U.S. 66 about 10 miles from the point where sightings of the phenomenon had been reported. The magazine said the light's unusual shimmering effect and the golden hue were caused by layers of air with varying temperature.

But area residents pointed out as soon as the magazine was published that the light was seen long before there were automobiles or highways in the area.

Source: Tulsa World


Shapeshifting Boar-Demon Accused of Stealing Money

A shapeshifting boar demon was killed in Depok, West Java after it stole money and valuables over the past month.

At least, that’s what the residents of Badahan village in Sawangan sub-district believe, but their story about a babi ngepet terrorizing their village has become national news in a country with deep supernatural traditions as Indonesia.

In Indonesian lore, a babi ngepet is a person who uses a black magic-infused cloak to transform into a wild boar. In boar form, they would sneak into people’s homes and rub their bodies on the walls and furniture, which would magically draw the household’s money and valuables. When the babi ngepet shifts back to human form, the stolen fortune is contained in the cloak.

The villagers of Badahan were certain that only a babi ngepet could’ve been responsible for their money going missing over the past month. On Monday, 12 men of the village went butt-naked — because they believe that’s the only way they could see the demon with their own eyes, for some reason — and found the babi ngepet, which they captured and caged.

While the villagers initially wanted their fortune back, they said they saw the beast gradually shrinking. So they decided to kill it before it could vanish.

In a video that has gone viral, a respected figure at the village is seen calling on the babi ngepet’s family to come forward before the villagers execute it.


Nobody came forward, so the villagers beheaded the boar yesterday and buried the body parts separately so they don’t somehow magically fuse back together. Nobody has come forward to report any of their family members missing, presumably from their tragic babi ngepet adventures, either.

Now, we hope we don’t have to tell you that this story was entirely based on the claims of the villagers, and that nobody besides them actually saw the so-called babi ngepet. Nevertheless, the local police got involved and said that the boar they saw was just a regular swine.

“We were worried that the whole thing attracted crowds, so we dispersed them as we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sawangan Police Chief Rio Mikael Tobing said.

Yet the story still broke nationwide to the point that the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) had to come forward and say that there is no such thing as a babi ngepet.

It’s possible that the babi ngepet was made a scapegoat (or scapeboar, as it were) by the villagers who have been hit hard economically by the pandemic. If that were the case, who are we to deny them this temporary distraction from their circumstances?

Source: Coconuts

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