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Fukushima Radiation Leak: 5 Things You Should Know

Japan's nuclear regulator has raised the threat level of a radioactive leak at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant from 1 to 3 on a 7-point scale.

Officials said Tuesday that a storage tank has leaked 300 tons of radioactive water into the ground. The rating upgrade, which has to be confirmed by the United Nations' nuclear agency, would be the first since the March 2011 quake-induced reactor meltdown.

Here are five things to know about the leak and related radiation:

1. What does the nuclear warning level mean?

The International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) is a rating system for describing the severity of nuclear accidents. It was introduced in 1990 by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which reports to the U.N.

The 7-point scale ranges from 1 ("Anomaly") to 7 ("Major Accident"). Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority classified the Fukushima disaster as a level-7 event in 2011. [In Pictures: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami]

The new leak is the first to be given an INES rating since the original disaster. Initially classified as a level one ("Incident"), it has been upgraded to level three ("Serious Incident"), pending confirmation by the UN nuclear agency. A The upgrade to level 3 ("Serious Incident") means the event involves the release of "a few thousand terabecquerels of activity into an area not expected by design which requires corrective action," or one resulting in radiation rates of "greater than one sievert per hour in an operating area," according to the INES user's manual. A terabecquerel is 1 trillion becquerels, defined as the radioactive decay of one nucleus per second; a sievert is a unit of biological radiation dose equivalent to about 50,000 front view chest X-rays.

2. How much radioactive material leaked into the ocean?

Immediately after the June 2011 meltdown, scientists measured that 5,000 to 15,000 terabecquerels of radioactive material was reaching the ocean. The biggest threat at that time was from the radionuclide cesium. But for leaks that enter the ground, the radionuclides strontium and tritium pose more of a threat, because cesium is absorbed by the soil while the other two are not.

The Tokyo Electric Power Plant (TEPCO) estimated that since the March 2011 disaster, between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have leaked into the ocean, the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported.

The damaged plant is still leaking about 300 tons of water containing these radionuclides into the ocean every day, Japanese government officials say. An additional 300 tons have leaked into the ground from the latest storage tank leak.

3. How will the radioactive material affect sea life?

Ever since the 2011 disaster, scientists have been measuring levels of radioactivity in fish and other sea life. Several species of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima in 2011 and 2012 had cesium levels that exceeded Japan's regulatory limit for seafood, but the overall cesium levels of ocean life have dropped since the fall of 2011, U.S. and Japanese scientists both reported.

U.S. scientists say the groundwater leaks could become worse, but warn against drawing conclusions about the impacts on sea life before peer-reviewed studies are completed. "For fish that are harvested 100 miles [160 kilometers] out to sea, I doubt it’d be a problem," Nicholas Fisher, a marine biologist at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y., told LiveScience for a previous article. "But in the region, yes, it's possible there could be sufficient contamination of local seafood, so it'd be unwise to eat that seafood," Fisher said.[7 Craziest Ways Japan's Earthquake Affected Earth]

4. What is being done to contain the leak?

Plant operators have started to remove the contaminated soil around the leaking tank, and are expected to remove any water remaining inside by the end of today (Aug. 21), NBC News reported.

But operators are concerned that other tanks may fail too. About a third of the tanks, including the one that just leaked, have rubber seams that TEPCO says were only meant to last about five years, The New York Times reported. A TEPCO spokesperson said the company plans to build additional watertight tanks with welded seams, but will still have to use the ones with rubber seams.

Cleaning up the radioactive water will take decades. Officials are considering several possible methods for preventing contaminated groundwater from reaching the ocean, including freezing the ground around the plant or injecting the surrounding sediment with a gel-like material that hardens like concrete. Ultimately, an integrated systematic water treatment plan is needed, Dale Klein, former head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told LiveScience for a previous article.

5. How does Fukushima compare with the Chernobyl meltdown?

The Fukushima plant's meltdown in 2011 is considered the worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown in Ukraine in 1986. Although both were given an INES rating of 7, far more radiation was released at Chernobyl — about 10 times as much as at Fukushima, NPR reported. And the health consequences a Fukushima to date have been much less severe.

The Chernobyl meltdown involved the explosion of an entire reactor that sent out a plume of radiation over a wide area. Many people nearby drank contaminated milk and later developed thyroid cancer.

By contrast, Fukushima's radioactive cores remained mostly protected, and much of the radioactive material has been carried out to sea, far from human populations. People in risky areas were evacuated, and contaminated food was kept out of stores. While the long-term health risks are unknown, the World Health Organization said there is very little public health risk outside of the 18-mile evacuation zone.

Source: Livescience


More UFOs Spotted on India-China Border

Indian Army troops have sighted mysterious unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the Ladakh sector along the Line of Actual Control with China. On August 4, the UFO was sighted by Army troops in Lagan Khel area in Demchok in Ladakh area in the evening and a report has been sent to the Army headquarters by the local formation, sources said here.

There have been over 100 sightings of UFOs along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the last several months but this sighting has come after some time-gap, they said.

Asked about the UFO sightings by the Army troops in Ladakh sector, Defence Minister A K Antony had told Parliament that there is no conclusive proof of sighting of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) over the Sino-Indian border.

The UFO sighting on August 4 comes after reports suggested that a top-level science research institute had found that the UFOs were actually planets Jupiter and Venus, which are clearly visible from the high altitude and thin atmosphere terrain of Ladakh.

The reports said that the research institute had found out that the Army troops deployed in the area had mistaken the two planets as UFOs. However, it is not clear whether the conclusion arrived at by the research institute has been accepted by the Army and Government or not.

Last year, the 14 Corps, which looks after military deployment along Kargil-Leh and the frontiers with China, had sent reports to the Army Headquarters about the sightings of UFOs by an ITBP unit in Thakung near the Pangong Tso Lake.

Reports suggested that these yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing. The officials had confirmed that these UFOs were not Chinese drones or satellites.

Source: Indian Express


Air Force Scientists Share Insights About Lab-Created Ball Lightning
By Lee Rannals

Ball lightning is a phenomenon that has puzzled some of the best minds for generations, including Aristotle and Nikola Tesla. Now, scientists from the US Air Force Academy say they have some new insights into reproducing the rare form of lightning in the laboratory.

The phenomenon consists of a floating, glowing ball that drifts eerily through the sky and then explodes violently. It sometimes can injure people and damage buildings. Balls can range in size from a small pea to several feet in diameter, and they can glow for up to 10 seconds. Scientists wrote in the American Chemical Society’s The Journal of Physical Chemistry A that they have developed better ways of producing ball lightning in a modern laboratory.

Scientists say ball lightning occurs only once in every million lightning bolts, so researchers had to produce artificial ball lightning in the laboratory to study the phenomena. They describe experiments that helped them create more effective ways of making ball lightning, which is essential in order to help scientists gain further knowledge about the rare event.

The team also describes techniques that could help to make the fireball last longer so that observations can continue. They developed a special video technique that reveals more information than ever before about the structure of the lightning balls and how they move.

“Ball lightning is used almost generically to describe phenomena seen in nature that aren’t described by normal lightning, bead lightning or things like ‘St Elmo’s fire‘, or aurora. And likely it’s not one thing but several things that have similar observables,” US Air Force Academy study leader, Dr Mike Lindsay, told BBC.

Ball lightning has also been the source of some UFO sightings, according to Australia astrophysicist Stephen Hughes. He said a green UFO seen to hover over nearby mountains in 2006 was actually ball lighting. The astrophysicist believes fireballs from a meteor shower could have triggered an electrical connection between the upper atmosphere and the ground, providing energy for the ball lightning to appear above the hills.

In 2012, CSIRO scientist John Lowke published a mathematical solution explaining the birth of ball lightning and how it is capable of passing through glass. He said ball lightning occurs when leftover ions are swept to the ground following a lightning strike.

One famous account of ball lightning, known as ‘St Elmo’s fire’, took place when a C-133A cargo plane was flying from California to Hawaii when the phenomenon took place inside the cockpit.

Lindsay warned in the paper that the team isn’t exactly sure that what they are producing in the laboratory is the exact same phenomenon as ball lighting as seen in St Elmo’s fire.

“I don’t think what we’ve created is lightning, although the initial stages of the electrical discharge that produce this ‘plasmoid‘ have many similarities to lightning. They’re just electric arcs – in this case, electric arcs to the surface of this solution of electrolytes. And then what happens is this plasmoid emerges from it,” Lindsay said. “It has many similarities, and it’s clearly not similar to better known phenomena such as St Elmo’s fire or bead lightning, which are well known and understood in nature.”

Source: RedOrbit


Roswell: The World Below
By Nick Redfern

Before his death in late 2009, Mac Tonnies was digging deep into the strange and enigmatic world of what he termed the cryptoterrestrials. Mac’s theory was that, perhaps, the intelligences behind the UFO phenomenon were not extraterrestrial or inter-dimensional, as many assume or believe them to be, after all. Rather, Mac was following the idea that the so-called ”Grays” and many of the other bizarre humanoid creatures seen and presumed to have alien origins, were from right here, on Earth.

Mac offered the theory (and he was very careful to admit it was just a theory) that his aliens of the terrestrial variety are, actually, a very ancient and advanced body of people, closely related to the Human Race, who have lived alongside us in secret – deep underground – for countless millennia.

In addition, Mac theorized that in today’s world they may well be declining, in terms of both their numbers and their health. Mac also suggested that the cryptoterrestrials might make use of a great deal of subterfuge, camouflage and deception to try and ensure they appear far more in advance of us, when – in reality – they may not be so far advanced, after all. Mac also had an interesting theory as to why the supposed aliens constantly warn abductees and contactees that we should not destroy, or pollute, our planet.

Let’s face it, why would extraterrestrials from countless light-years away care even in the slightest about our small, insignificant world? A reasonable argument could be made that they wouldn’t care. If, however, the extraterrestrials are actually cryptoterrestrials who - due to circumstances beyond both their and our control – are forced to secretly share the planet with us, then their desire to see the Earth preserved wouldn’t just be a wish or a desire. It would, for their continued survival, be an overwhelming necessity.

Of course, such a theory is most assuredly not a new one: tales, stories, myths and legends of advanced, humanoid entities living deep below the planet’s surface have circulated not just for decades or hundreds of years, but for thousands of years. But, of the many reasons why Mac’s book thrust the entire issue into the modern era, one in particular was his take on Roswell.

Now before people get their blood-pressure all out of sync, this article is not intended to demonstrate that my views on Roswell are forever changing, so chill the “F” out. The fact is that none of us really knows what happened back in 1947 when something came down on the Foster Ranch, Lincoln County, New Mexico. So, I see nothing wrong with addressing, and contemplating, the merits – or the lack of merits - of the many and varied theories. And that’s all I’m doing with Mac’s theory: addressing it and contemplating on it. So, with that said, back to the story.

In his 2009 book, The Cryptoterrestrials, Mac speculated on the possibility that the Roswell craft was built, flown, and disastrously crashed, by ancient humanoids that lurk in the depths of the planet. Controversial? Hell, yes! But Mac made some interesting observations on this possibility. In his own words:

“The device that crashed near Roswell in the summer of 1947, whatever it was, featured properties at least superficially like the high-altitude balloon trains ultimately cited as an explanation by the Air Force. Debunkers have, of course, seized on the lack of revealingly ‘high-tech’ components found among the debris to dismiss the possibility that the crash was anything but a case of misidentification; not even Maj. Jesse Marcel. the intelligence officer who advocated an ET origin for the unusual foil and structural beams, mentioned anything remotely resembling an engine or power-plant.”

Mac continued, in a fashion that emphasized the cryptoterrestrials may not be as scientifically and technologically advanced as they might prefer us to think they are: “The cryptoterrestrial hypothesis offers a speculative alternative: maybe the Roswell device wasn’t high-tech. It could indeed have been a balloon-borne surveillance device brought down in a storm, but it doesn’t logically follow that is was one of our own.”

Mac concluded: “Upon happening across such a troubling find, the Air Force’s excessive secrecy begins to make sense.”

Regardless of what you, me, or indeed any number of the well known Roswell researchers – such as Bill Moore, Kevin Randle, Stan Friedman, or Don Schmitt - might think or conclude, the fact is that Mac’s cryptoterrestrial theory is probably the only one that allows for the Roswell crash site to have been comprised of very unusual, non-Homo-sapiens, but, at the same time, incredibly simplistic technology.

The alien theory should, of course, require highly advanced technology to have been recovered – yet, we hear very little on this matter, aside from talk of fields full of foil-like material with curious properties. Accounts of the military coming across alien-created “power-plants” and “engines” – as Mac described them – are curiously absent from the Roswell affair. It’s that aforementioned foil and not much else.

And Mac was not alone in talking about this particular theory. Walter Bosley, formerly of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, has revealed an interesting and notable story told to him by his very own father, also of the USAF, and someone who worked on issues connected to the United States’ space-program. According to the account related to Walter, yes, a very significant and highly anomalous event did occur some miles from the New Mexico town of Roswell. Not only did the crash have nothing to do with literal extraterrestrials, said Walter’s father, but it had nothing to do with us, either.

In a briefing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Walter’s father was told, essentially, the same thing upon which Mac Tonnies theorized – namely, that Roswell represented the crash of a device piloted by ancient humanoids that dwelled within the Earth, deep in hidden, cavernous abodes. Only occasionally did they ever surface, usually taking careful and stealthy steps to mask their presence – that is, until one of their fairly simple devices crashed outside of Roswell, and revealed to a select, few, senior military personnel that we share our planet with…something else…something from below…

Source: Mysterious Universe


Unusual Discovery by Ghost Hunter Sparks Health Concerns

A dedicated ghost hunter has raised health concerns after recording 'off the scale' readings of electromagnetic energy at a public park situated opposite two cemeteries.

Stephen Morgans, 49, took up ghost hunting two years ago after the death of his father when he started experiencing unusual occurrences at his home in Mitcham.

Mitcham is a district in the south west area of London, in the London Borough of Merton.

He said: "Things started happened around the house.

"Doors were opening and shutting and I heard footsteps.

"I started buying videos and books because I was so interested in it."

The father of three says he has seen several apparitions during his hunts from a white lady, ghostly monk and Victorian undertaker.

In his latest hunt, the father-of-three made a visit to Rowan Road Recreation Ground, Mitcham and was shocked with the readings from his electromagnetic field (EMF) reader.

Ghost hunters use EMF readers to monitor fluctuations in EMF fields which they believe can indicate a ghost’s presence.

Although Rowan Road Recreation Ground is opposite Streatham Cemetery and Rowan Road Jewish Cemetery the readings are so high Mr Morgans does not believe the cause is supernatural.

He said: "There was so much EMF I was getting a bit concerned because children play there.

"There are two cemeteries across the road but even if 100 ghosts come over it would cause that much EMF because it’s all around the park."

He returned to the park to recheck his reading which were again unusually high.

He said: "The only thing I can think of is during World War Two maybe a few bombs were dropped or maybe there are cables running underneath causing the high EMF readings."

Health concerns over high exposure to EMFs, such as mobile phone radiation and an increase risk of cancer, have been raised but never proven, according to the World Health Organisation.

Others have claimed to suffer with a hypersensitivity to EMFs causing aches and pains, headaches, depression, lethargy, sleeping disorders, but again there is little scientific evidence to support this theory.

Source: Wimbledon Guardian


Frog Falls, Heavenly Mirages & Great Balls of Fire

In our everyday lives, we have certain expectations about the natural world in which we live. We expect that when it clouds over and rains, for example, we will get wet. When we stand atop a mountain in the dark of night, we will see the stars shimmering brightly above and perhaps the glimmer of city lights below in the distance. When we sit on the verandah on a warm summer’s night, our lunar companion will appear suspended in position while it inches its way across the night sky.

But sometimes, nature throws us a curve ball.

It’s raining … mud, fish & frogs

When rain ain’t just wet.

On 28 December 1896, the Bendigo Advertiser reported on a curious weather event that had occurred the previous day. A shower of mud had fallen in the Victorian goldfields town of Castlemaine: “An immense whirlwind carried clouds of dust to the height of over a mile, the sky being darkened with the dust clouds. Shortly after it commenced to rain mud; clothes and umbrellas being covered with a red sandy substance. The ‘mud shower’ continued for some time.”

green-frogTen years earlier, in the Hunter region of New South Wales, a far weirder rain of a biological nature had fallen. This time, it was frogs, very much alive, falling from the heavens. Sydney’s Evening News provided the following details of this extraordinary event as witnessed by Captain Hunter and his crew aboard the steam collier Duckenfield while anchored on the Hunter River at Hexham.

“A very heavy shower of rain passed over the neighbourhood, lasting about half an hour. It completely suspended work on board. When the storm passed over, and the crew came up from below, the ship’s deck was found to be covered with half-grown frogs which were hopping about in a lively manner all over the ship. Captain Hunter says there were no frogs to be seen about the ship’s deck or on shore just before the rain storm, but immediately afterwards, on going ashore, they were found in myriads, and that it was utmost impossible to take a step without treading them under foot.

“The driver of the locomotive running the coal train between the Duckenfield Collieries and Hexham, a distance of five or six miles, also stated that when coming down to Hexham soon after the storm, the country seemed to be alive with frogs and that the engine wheels were crushing the creatures on the rails in thousands.”

Two years later, a much tastier shower of fish had rained on a property about 80 miles from Warialda in the north of the state.

The Wagga Wagga Advertiser reported the event on 31 March 1888.

“During a recent thunderstorm, which fell over Messrs. Brown Bros.’ station … large numbers of fish varying from a foot in length to a few inches, were stranded on the plain, and after the storm subsided the station hands gathered tubsful of them, all alive and wriggling on the ground. The fish, which are described by Mr. Browne as a new variety, with which white and black men are unfamiliar, are splendid eating, and abound now in the various branches of the McIntyre [river], filled by the storm waters.

“As some of the fish were found on the plains at least three miles from the nearest permanent water, there is no doubt the thunder shower lodged them there.”

For the residents of Frankston in Victoria, rather than manna from Heaven, it must have seemed as though the Apocalypse had begun one Monday morning when a rain of sulphur fell. The Horsham Times succinctly reported the seemingly unearthly weather event stating that residents gathered handfuls of the foul smelling substance. The point was also made that there were no active volcanoes in the vicinity, or on the Australian mainland for that matter, and that the origin of the sulphur remained a mystery.

Mirages in the sky

In March of 1920, residents and visitors of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, more than 100km to the west of Sydney, reported seeing “a city in the sky”.

“An extraordinary phenomenon was witnessed at Katoomba shortly after a fall of rain had ceased on Monday just before midnight.

“The eastern sky high above Sydney was illuminated by a perfect mirage, in which the lights of a big city were as clearly defined as though in a neighbouring street. Huge signs could be seen, flashed like advertisements into space, one being reasonably distinct, though the lettering was reversed. No resident of the Mountains can recall a similar previous spectacle.”

Then, on 19 April 1934, some Sydneysiders were witness to a spectacular mirage of a “great arch in the sky” over Sydney’s world-renowned harbour.

“An extraordinary phenomenon was witnessed over the harbour last night when two rows of lights of the harbour bridge were reflected in a gigantic arch in the black sky. The reproduction of the lights was flawless.

“The State Meteorologist (Mr. Mares) said he had not seen the sight, which lasted only a few minutes, but several people had telephoned him last night.”

Mr Mares’ explanation was that the mirage was probably the result of a number of causes and that: “It would be due to the unequal density of the atmospheric strata above the earth’s surface bringing about an unstable equilibrium in the air.”

From city lights shining in dark skies to three-masted ships suspended among the fleecy clouds … Adelaide’s Chronicle on 29 May 1909 reported on a fantastical Mirage at Point Price.

“Yesterday, while two prominent townsmen were journeying from Cowell to Point Price, they witnessed a remarkable phenomenon near their destination on the shores of Spencer’s Gulf. It was a magnificent day, the sun was delightfully amorous, and light, fleecy clouds hung in fantastic draperies over the blue waters. Suddenly there appeared clearly defined against the sky and well above the Gulf a three-masted ship with ail sail set. The ship was suspended in the air, and the vision was most realistic. The phantom ship remained for several minutes and then gradually faded away.”

Yet another maritime mirage was witnessed in Spencer’s Gulf in December of 1922 according to the Brisbane Courier.

“When in Spencer’s Gulf recently the passengers and crew of the steamer Trevithick, which called at Fremantle en route to European ports, witnessed an extraordinary atmospheric phenomenon. The chief officer said the first he saw of the display was the appearance of a ship ahead. ‘I saw smoke and a funnel quite plainly,’ he said, ‘but at the time the vessel must have been far over the horizon, because I could not pick her up with glasses, nor could I see even any sign of smoke. A little later between the sky and the surface of the sea there appeared a distorted vessel that looked like the creation of a mad shipbuilder.

“She possessed neither lines nor any distinct type of construction. Her hull was high in some places and in others touched the water’s edge. She was upside down in the sky and her extraordinarily shaped propellers were churning the skies. The sea was calm, but there was a mist that rose and fell in an extraordinary manner. At one time we saw an inverted picture of dozens of vessels of all sizes moving in different directions; then suddenly the ships merged into one and dropped from their positions into their more natural place in the sea.”

“Another officer said that, although his experience of mirages had been most extensive, he had never witnessed such a display.”

Great balls of fire

From fireballs flying across our skies at irregular speeds, oscillating orbs resembling white birds and illuminations of unknown origins breaking windows indoors… these are no ordinary meteors from outer space!

In November 1864, a Randwick reader described a fireball moving erratically over Botany Bay to the Sydney Morning Herald.

“I relate the facts, as witnessed by myself and several others, who were differently affected by the appearance of the wonderful stranger at a quarter to eight p.m this evening. The moon very bright, and the sky clear, with a slight breeze from the north, some bright object resembling a large ball of fire presented itself in the sky, apparently over the Heads of Botany Bay, and travelled at a slow, irregular pace, in a line about parallel with the earth, and in a north-westerly direction towards Sydney, when it appeared to burst like a rocket. The distance travelled about seven miles, and the time it remained visible, about one minute.”

On 2 October 1900, the spectacularly long-windedly named The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts published the following reader’s letter:

“Sir, We witnessed this morning at about nine o’clock, what to us seemed an extraordinary phenomenon. A travelling star rose from the south and travelled right across the sky to the north west horizon in about ten minutes. When first seen it was some distance up, and looked more like a white bird than a star. It appeared to oscillate for two or three seconds, and then sailed steadily across the sky till lost sight of in the distance. I should be pleased if you could inform me if this is a usual or unusual occurrence.”

ball_lightningIn June 1907, a fireball caused “considerable excitement” in one Sydney household according to the Warwick Examiner and Times on 26 June.

“During a heavy hailstorm in Sydney on Wednesday morning, a fireball passed over the eastern suburbs. It caused considerable excitement at the residence of W. Poole, Paddington, which it struck. It broke and passed through one of the frames of the window at the rear of the house, and in going through the room, startled Mr. Poole, who was lying in bed awake. It then went out of the door into the hall and through into the room occupied by Mrs. Poole, and in a few seconds the remainder of the household were startled by a crash of breaking glass in front. On making an examination it was found that both panes of glass in the front room were broken. The fireball then continued its way out to sea.”

Another close encounter with an unknown fireball had startled the residents of another house some 15 years earlier.

Victoria’s Colac Herald on 9 December 1891 reported that: “An extraordinary phenomenon was seen at Sandhurst on Wednesday evening at about half-past four, at Quarry hill. A ball of fire, described in various ways, was seen to rush parallel with the earth around the corner of a house inhabited by a family named Donnelly, and direct its course to the back of the creek, rising and falling from eight feet to one foot from the ground.

“Five minutes before the inhabitants were startled by a terrific smell of sulphur, and it was thought that the powder magazine was about to explode. Donnelly lifted up a bit of wood from the ground at the back of the house, but had to drop it immediately as the wood singed his finger. His daughter was also at the back, and as the ball of fire rushed past, it nearly blinded her.

“Another person employed at the place was nearly knocked down. A terrific clap of thunder took place at the same moment. The weather was extremely oppressive in the morning. About four o’clock a heavy thunderstorm passed over the town towards the south west.”

By far, the most bizarre of all these cases was that which two ladies from Quirindi on the North West Slopes of New South Wales reported in 1905.

The Argyle Liberal and District Recorder published the following report on 7 February.

“Two Quirindi ladies report having seen an extraordinary phenomenon. They were sitting on their verandah when they noticed the moon appeared to revolve, and a bright star was observed above it directly afterwards.

“Then the moon and star seemed to fade right out of sight then the moon flashed back point first, and after fading away appeared quickly, curve first. The star came back very slowly, while the moon revolved again to the right, and after twisting to the left faded away again, leaving the star big and blood red, and after repeating the disappearing trick both vanished.

“In the bright part of the moon there seemed to be a number of black figures jumping about. The ladies called the neighbours, and others saw the phenomena. One lady says it is a sign of’ great wars in the near future, and others reckoned the end of the world was near.”

Source: Weird Australia


Mysterious ‘Horned’ Creature Washes Ashore in Spain

Remains of odd, unidentified creature stretches 13 feet, leaves officials baffled; Loch Ness, water dinosaur, sea dragon are among absurd guesses

A mysterious sea creature featuring what appear to be horns on its head was discovered in the advanced stages of decomposition along the shoreline of Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, Spain, on Thursday.

A woman first discovered the head and then found the body farther down the beach, according to ThinkSpain.com. The entire carcass with the head stretched 13 feet.

“A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest,” said Maria Sanches of Civil Protection in Cuevas. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank.”

The find caused widespread speculation as to what it could be, some humorously suggesting it was a link to the Loch Ness Monster or was some sort of sea dragon or water dinosaur. Others surmised it was a mutant fish or some sort of shark species. The best guess here is an oarfish.

“It’s hard to know what we’re dealing with,” A PROMAR (Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina-Sea Life Defense Program) spokesman Paco Toledano told Ideal.es Ameria, according to Inexplicata. “It’s very decomposed and we cannot identify what it is.

“Perhaps we could learn something more from the bones, but to be precise, it would be necessary to perform a genetic analysis, which is very expensive and who would pay for it?

“Anyway, we have submitted the information to colleagues with more experience and knowledge to see if they can tell us something more specific.”

Toledano did shed some light on the horns of the sea creature, however. He said they are actually bones that have fallen out of place.

“It’s not a longhorn cowfish, that’s for sure,” he joked.

Source: GrindTV

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Conspiracy Journal - Issue 735 8/23/13
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