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Pyramid Structures Spotted on Mars and Cere
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Everyday life was already fraught with danger and uncertainty, but there are several new threats to your survival that you probably know nothing about.

A disease called Morgellons exists that the medical community refuses to even acknowledge is real. If you experience the terrifying symptoms – the sensation of bugs crawling beneath your skin, painful wounds that open up for no apparent reason and start to expel strange,cotton-like fibers – don’t expect your family physician to help you!

Even the rich and famous get turned away with a diagnosis of mental, not physical illness. When folksinger, Joni Mitchell, was hospitalized for what was, at the time, an undisclosed reason, not even Joni was spared the stigma of having complained of Morgellons symptoms for which no cure was offered By medical professionals.

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China's Senior Officials Interested in the Paranormal
By Didi Tang

The former Chinese security czar recently convicted of leaking state secrets did not pass classified documents to a foreign spy or a political rival.

Rather, Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo, shared the documents with his qigong master, who claims supernatural abilities, according to a verdict made public last week and which also convicted Zhou of massive corruption.

It's the latest example of a twisted relationship between the leadership of the party, which nominally espouses atheism, and spirituality.

Before Zhou, many senior party cadres and government officials were reported to have sought help and blessings from qigong masters, feng-shui experts, and Buddhist and Taoist monks. Golden Buddha statues are coveted gifts for those in power. Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin is an avid temple-goer.

"The reason is clear - communism is dead," said Willy Lam, an expert on China's elite politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. "It's natural for cadres to turn to superstitious beliefs to ward off evil and to help them avoid the pitfalls in the cunning corridors of (politics)."

It's no secret that many Communist leaders believe in Buddhism or Christianity, said Cheng Li, director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Washington-based think tank Brookings Institute.

"They go to temples, and some are closet Christians," Li said. "It's not surprising in a country with a spiritual vacuum."

Qigong, a traditional practice of breathing, gentle body movements and meditation, has legitimate health benefits, Li added. "When you have money and power, what else do you want? Longevity and health. That's human nature," he said.

Superstition also is common among Chinese officials, with examples including hanging a sword to keep disciplinary inspectors away, erecting a basin in front of a government building in hope of amassing wealth, and tearing up a road to ward off bad luck.

The practice of Communist Party members taking interest in supernatural powers has drawn stern criticism from China's political conservatives.

"Corruption is only a matter of course when officials abandon Marxism and Leninism for ghosts and spirits," Sima Nan, a political conservative, wrote on his microblog account. "Now the party has distanced itself from atheism for so long as to allow (qigong masters) to have a good life."

Sima has long been trying to expose qigong masters with uncanny abilities as conmen. In another post, he said corrupt officials and the masters have a symbiotic relationship.

"The masters provide psychological massages to corrupt officials, who in turn provide protection for the masters," he wrote.

In the latest revelation, the confidante for Zhou - a once-feared security czar who oversaw China's vast police and security apparatus - has been identified as Cao Yongzheng, a middle-aged man who gained a reputation as a semi-immortal for his supernatural powers in the late 1980s.

Cao even got the endorsement from a reporter at the party-run People's Daily, who wrote that Cao could tell one's past, present and future by merely looking at that person's photo, and that he possessed powers such as the ability to cure infertility.

At the time, China was swept into a national frenzy over qigong, which promised healthier bodies and calmer minds as the country was embarking on the dizzying road of economic reforms that would drastically reshape the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

To win followers, qigong masters boasted uncanny powers such as curing stubborn illnesses without medical treatment, and they soon built large bases of fans who attended massive gatherings, signed up for practice groups, and purchased pamphlets by the masters as they sought answers to life's problems.

The frenzy subsided when Beijing found the fad was sliding into superstitious and cultish cultures, and it came to an end in 1999, when authorities started to crack down on one of the popular qigong schools known as Falun Gong. More than 10,000 of its practitioners showed up in front of the central government to demand fair treatment, making authorities uneasy about the spiritual group's ability to mobilize the masses.

Yet, the demand for spiritual guidance and psychological counseling has risen in China as more people grappled with rapid and profound social and economic changes. The traditional values have been dismantled by the party's earlier campaigns to eradicate the old world, but the party also had seen its own communist beliefs go bankrupt among the public.

"The Cultural Revolution has rooted out China's traditional value system, and the introduction of Western values was disrupted to some extent in 1989," said Beijing-based independent commentator Shi Shusi, referring to the bloody suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy demonstrations.

"But human souls need to have a home, so the Chinese have found the home for their souls in those qigong masters," Shi said.

State-sanctioned religions such as Christianity and Buddhism also have seen a rapid and strong resurgence, while gurus such as qigong masters and feng shui experts - who specialize in harmonizing elements in one's environment - have built small but lucrative circles of clients among China's richest and most powerful and most influential.

Cao, Zhou's confidante, was highly sought after by officials seeking favors from Cao's powerful friends, according to a 2013 article by the Southern Weekly, which used to be famous for its investigative journalism.

Cao was listed in the court statement as part of a small group of relatives and close friends of Zhou who pocketed 2 billion yuan ($340 million) in illegal income through Zhou's help, and media reports described Cao as one of the richest people in China, with business interests in oil, real estate, film and agriculture.

As Zhou came under investigation in 2013, Cao's office in Beijing was raided by police, and the man himself had fled the country, state media reported. Now, the media have suggested that Cao eventually will be brought to justice now that Zhou has been imprisoned for life over corruption charges following his May 22 trial.

Another qigong master, Wang Lin, who has been recently disgraced as a fraud by state media, once had the trust of a Chinese railways minister and found a fan in Alibaba founder Jack Ma. State media said Wang had lived lavishly.

Wang once gave former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a rock as a blessing that Liu would always stand solid and never fall. The anecdote now serves as a joke after Liu fell to corruption charges.

Dali Yang, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, said the rich and powerful are turning to divine powers to help, including relationships with qigong masters who not only can provide soothing body massages, but also psychological support to help them avoid trouble.

"It's psychologically comforting," Yang said. "They can play the role of a psychological adviser."

Source: WALB-News 10


The Profound UFO Encounters of Celebrities
By Sean Casteel

There are UFOs among the stars. You must to some degree believe this or you would not likely be reading this article. But according to Timothy Green Beckley, a writer, editor and CEO of the Inner Light/Global Communications publishing company, there are UFOs among the stars of the HUMAN kind, celebrities rendered mere awestruck mortals by encounters with ships, occupants and the psychic traces left behind in the wake of a UFO experience.

Beckley’s new book on the subject of celebrity encounters is called “Shirley MacLaine Meets The Pleiadians, Plus The Amazing Flying Saucer Experiences of Celebrities, Rock Stars and the Rich and Famous.” In the interest of total disclosure, I wrote an introductory chapter on Shirley and contributed a section on rock star Sammy Hagar. Beyond that, this one is totally Beckley’s baby.

The dedication to finding the truth behind the UFO phenomenon began for the titular Shirley when she was a young girl living in Virginia. She recorded in her diary the legendary sightings over nearby Washington, D.C., in 1952, and began to collect clippings from the era’s print media accounts.

Later, as an adult, she took time out from her Oscar-winning career as an actress to delve deeply into the UFO mystery. In the first of her bestselling autobiographical books about her spiritual search, 1983’s “Out On A Limb,” Shirley wrote about visiting a UFO contactee named “David,” whom she said was a composite character based on UFO experiencers of her acquaintance.

She journeyed to Peru with “David” to see firsthand the locations where flying saucers are said to have touched down and made contact with the indigenous peoples. While she was initially troubled by “David’s” declaration that he considered himself to have actually met extraterrestrials and shared a telepathic relationship with an alien female, she slowly began to see there might be some truth to what “David” said, including the idea that she had been chosen by his Pleiadian friends to spread their message throughout the world by writing about the alien race in “Out On A Limb.”     

The book also includes an account of Shirley and “David’s” visit to Lake Titicaca, where local folklore alluded to a lot of unusual and unexplained occurrences, like strange underground noises, lights and flying objects. At the well-known Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, locals gathered around the two interlopers to excitedly tell the story of a “flying egg” that had risen from a lake in the area accompanied by five smaller black spheres.

“They hovered for a few minutes and then flew out into space,” yelled a tamale vendor.

Eduard “Billy” Albert Meier, the controversial Swiss “UFO Prophet,” also received a visit from Shirley, as recounted in Shirley’s most recent book, 2007’s “Sage-ing While Age-ing.” Shirley traveled to Meier’s village of Hinderschmudruti in Switzerland in 1981 along with Lee and Brit Elders, the authors of a book on Meier called “UFO: Contact from the Pleiades.”

“For about two weeks,” Shirley writes, “I listened to Billy’s stories about contact with the Pleiades.”

Billy had had a lonely childhood, beaten by his father and ignored by his mother. When he was first contacted, while still a child, a craft landed in a field and an older man emerged who gave Billy encouragement and love. As an adult, Billy experienced contact with a craft in the countryside near his village about twice a month, usually around 2 A.M.

Like “David,” Billy claimed to be in contact with a female from the Pleiades who delivered the standard warnings and consolations about Earth’s future given to all contactees. Thus Shirley began to cement her belief – not only in aliens who communicated directly with Earthlings – but also that said aliens came, originally, from the Pleiades star system. Shirley has been taking huge doses of ridicule ever since, even from some within the UFO community.


Beckley writes that, of all the famous folks he spent time with discussing UFOs and theories about extraterrestrials, the former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali, was the most engaging when talking about his personal experiences.

The two had met for the first time when Beckley got permission to interview Ali as he jogged through New York’s Central Park in training to fight contender Oscar Bonavena. Beckley was grateful that Ali ran at a pace he could keep up with as Ali told the story of his UFO sighting.

“I happened to look up just before dawn,” Ali began, “as I often do while running, and there hovering above us was this brilliant light hanging as if by an invisible thread. At first I thought it was a beacon projected from a helicopter. But moments later a similar object passed in front of us.

“I brought it to the attention of my trainer, who was standing nearby” the fighter went on. “We watched them come from behind the skyline and move slowly across the sky for at least 15 minutes. The best I can describe the sighting is to say they were just round and big.”

A number of reporters traveling with the champ jumped on the story and it was picked up by the wire services. The resulting coverage led Beckley to set up his own follow-up interview to learn more about the anomalous event. The mainstream media, unfortunately, treated Ali’s experience as a joke and the champ wanted to make sure that Beckley understood that he was quite serious about what he had seen. He told Beckley he had had previous sightings, a total of 16 so far. He also invited Beckley to visit him at his hotel so that Ali could tell him some more of his sightings stories.

In the champ’s hotel room, where he had several of his paintings on display, Ali told Beckley and the small assembled throng of reporters and training camp assistants that UFOs have been “watching me for some time now. Many times, in the early morning hours, if you look up in the sky you can see them playing tag between the stars, really high up. I’ve had a good number of sightings myself. The closest one happened when a cigar-shaped ship hovered over a car I was a passenger in one night driving north on the New Jersey Turnpike. What a sight that was. We could see the shadow made by the UFO as it passed over the pavement of the road in the light of the full moon.”

Ali’s voice shifted to a more confidential tone, and he said, “I don’t like to talk about this much, but we all seem to be open-minded here. One day, walking through the Florida Everglades, I saw this ship land, and, as I watched, a door slid open and a ramp projected itself onto the ground. Out stepped a human-looking figure more than seven feet tall who proceeded to walk down the ramp and stand in front of me. ‘Muhammad,’ he said, ‘you will beat Sonny Liston in . . .”

The room filled with laughter at another of Ali’s famous put-ons.

As Ali excused himself to take a shower, he pressed a slip of paper with his unlisted phone number into Beckley’s hand. When the intrepid reporter called three weeks later, the champ asked in jest, “You sure Joe Frazier didn’t tell you to call?”

The champ asked Beckley to bring along any photos, films, slides – anything he had on flying saucers – and come to his home in New Jersey to discuss the material. Beckley vividly recalls the house, set back 500 feet from the road with a Rolls Royce parked in the driveway.

After being warmly greeted by Ali, Beckley and the friends he had brought with him showed the champ some motion picture film taken in West Virginia of possible flying saucers. At Ali’s request, they ran the film three times while the champ pointed out the similarities between the objects on the film and what he had seen personally. Ali then asked if he could have copies of the film made so that he could show them when he lectured at colleges around the country.

“UFOs tie in with what my teacher, Elijah Muhammad, says,” Ali explained. He then read aloud from his teacher’s book, “Message to the Black Man in America,” in which the elder Muslim compared the modern flying saucers phenomenon to Ezekiel’s vision of a wheel in the sky.

Sometime later, Beckley visited Ali at his training camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Deer Lake. This time Beckley’s entourage included the super psychic Uri Geller, who demonstrated his preternatural gifts by causing the stone inside the ring of Ali’s ex-wife Belinda to simply disappear. Geller also made a deep impression – merely by lightly touching it with his finger – in the large, metal religious medallion worn by one of the sparring partners at the camp.

After the “magical interlude” was over, Ali told Beckley about a sighting that had taken place over two nights the previous summer. As the champ trained to fight George Foreman, he observed a cigar-shaped ship that reaffirmed the beliefs taught by Elijah Muhammad about the wheels seen by Ezekiel that would one day come to judge the Earth. On the second night of the sighting, the craft was also seen by Ali’s business manager, Gene Kilroy, who acknowledged that he no longer felt the champ’s vivid imagination had been the true source of the stories the champ had told.

During their next and final meeting, Ali told Beckley that he had not regretted speaking openly about his experiences, adding that, “I hope others will listen in the future as I’m convinced UFOs are of tremendous importance to the whole world.”


There was a secret side, Beckley writes, to the late Sammy Davis, Jr., who held a little-known belief in UFOs based on his personal sightings experiences.

“I was never afraid of aliens or whatever it is that pilots these UFOs,” Sammy declared in a phone conversation with Beckley conducted from Sammy’s Las Vegas hotel room. “There were a lot of sightings around 1952-53, and I wasn’t to be left out.”

Sammy said he was with a group of people when they spotted discs literally “floating overhead.” He was amazed at how they could accelerate from a dead stop to fantastic speeds. “First they would stand still,” Sammy recalled, “and then they would take off and stop again before finally shooting away in a flash.”

Sammy recounted another sighting that had taken place as he drove to the Boston-area hotel he was staying at along with members of his band. The craft was “immense and glowed brilliantly from the lights that surrounded it. Actually, the object was so bright that I had a hard time keeping my eyes on it.”

Sammy and his friends watched in awe as the object hovered quite close.

“Some of the guys with me were afraid that the object was going to come after us,” he said. “They felt it might attack us, but I didn’t have any such fear, as I felt quite strongly that if they wanted to harm the human race, they could have done so a long time ago.”  

Beckley writes that Sammy never told him just what Sammy’s good friend, the “Chairman of the Board,” Frank Sinatra, thought of Sammy’s interest in the strange goings-on in our skies.


The actor Stuart Whitman, known for his gutsy performances in movies like “The Sound and the Fury” and “The Comancheros” (in which he costarred with John Wayne), spoke to Beckley by phone from his home in Hollywood. Stuart told Beckley about an “incredible incident” that had happened in November 1965 on the night of the “Great Blackout” that left 15 million homes and businesses without electricity.

Beckley feels Stuart’s story is an important example of the aliens attempting to reach out to well-known celebrities.

“I was sleeping in my room on the twelfth floor of a New York Hotel,” Stuart said, “when I heard a loud buzzing sound akin to the noise made by a police siren. Then I heard my name being called. ‘WHITMAN, WHITMAN!’ It was as though the voice was being projected over a loudspeaker not far from where I was resting.”

Stuart felt drawn to a window by some unseen force, and he saw two luminescent, egg-shaped objects which were clouded in a haze that made it impossible to discern any specific details. One was bright orange and the other blue. The voices continued, saying that he had been selected for contact because he had no malice or hatred in his heart. The aliens then delivered the standard contactee message about nuclear proliferation and the chaos and evil infecting the world.

Stuart said he thinks the aliens orchestrated the blackout to provide only a small demonstration of what they were capable of, powers they might be forced to use to prevent our self-annihilation through warfare and our negative impact on other inhabited planets. A second blackout, in December 1965, which affected four military bases in New Mexico and Texas and plunged at least a million people into darkness, served as further confirmation of this idea for Stuart.

“I was not frightened, but strangely elated,” Stuart told Beckley. “I had no fear, as I somehow knew they would do me no harm.”


Jazz drummer Buddy Rich was what Beckley calls a true “UFO enthusiast,” similar to comedian Jackie Gleason in his fanatical devotion to the subject. Buddy had several sightings and was even a member of the Center for UFO Studies as well as being a friend of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the group’s director.   

Beckley spoke to Buddy between sets in the dressing room of Buddy’s Place, his New York supper club, about his initial sighting experience.

“It was back in the summer of 1954,” Buddy said. “At the time, I was appearing with my band in Atlanta, Georgia. My brother was right beside me in the front seat of our sports car. We were driving along, on the way to do a show, when I happened to glance through the windshield of the auto and saw two brightly illuminated objects coming out from behind the dark side of the moon.”

The brothers stopped the car in the parking lot of the club to get a better look. The objects were now doing figure-eights in front of their astounded eyes. The UFOs seemed to be playing tag with each other and were making incredible turns at impossibly high speeds, the G-forces of which would crushed whoever was onboard. Within minutes, 200 patrons of the club who had heard about the aerial ballet came out to see for themselves. After a few more minutes, the objects shot straight up and disappeared into the starry sky.

Buddy dutifully phoned an Air Force base about 20 miles from the club and was told by a base official that they had received over 500 calls reporting the incident but their radar indicated nothing was flying in the area at the time. Buddy says he has since learned that this is the standard military “cop-out.”

Buddy had another sighting in 1966 during which he and his wife were nearly driven off the road by a gigantic saucer-shaped craft. Unable to shake the incident from his mind, he began collecting books, news clippings and photos of these elusive discs, eventually amassing a sizeable file of information.

As part of his crusading efforts, Buddy tried to convince other celebrities that flying saucers are real, including the late “Tonight Show” host, Johnny Carson. Carson continually rebuffed Buddy’s entreaties to take the subject seriously, that is, until the time Carson saw one himself while staying at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Carson, still stammering from nervousness and shock, called Buddy to tell him the story. In spite of having his own close encounter, however, Carson was never amenable to talking about UFOs on the air.





Source: Spectral Vision: https://spectralvision.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/the-profound-ufo-

UFO Digest: http://ufodigest.com/article/ufo-encounter-0624


Pyramid Structures Spotted on Mars and Cere

Are there pyramids on Mars? Or is it just one pyramid-shaped rock?

On May 7, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover took a snapshot of an atypical stone on the Red Planet.

A raw image from the mission shows a rock that appears to be pyramid-shaped, leading some to speculate that it may be the result of intelligent sculptors. NASA, for its part, says it's just an ordinary rock.

Jim Bell, a member of NASA's Mars Rover Explanation Team told Indianapolis's WISH TV that the object was unlikely to be man- or alien-made, adding that rock formations which look like recognizable objects are very common.

But that hasn't stopped people from speculating about its origin or design. "I would theorize that the [artifact] is either the capstone of a much larger pyramid, possibly buried deep beneath the surface, or perhaps a marker stone," says a robotic narrator in a YouTube video uploaded by a user called Paranormal Crucible.

Writing for the website Exopolitics.org, Dr. Michael Salla speculates that NASA deliberately took pains to prevent showing other views of the object to the public in subsequent photos.

Or is it just a rock, as NASA says?

Perhaps interpretations of the object as a man-made structure are driven by our own expectations. A well-known psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia can cause people to interpret random images as significant or meaningful.

A series of reports published by Japanese palaeontologist Chonosuke Okamura in the 1970s and '80s demonstrate the dangers of interpretations resulting from pareidolia. Mr. Okamura described finding ancient fossils of dogs, fish, birds and men, all at tiny sizes, leading him to conclude that modern body shapes existed in ancient times, but at 1/350th scale. Okamura was awarded the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for his research.

American astronomer and author Carl Sagan argues that pareidolia evolved as a survival tool that allowed humans to recognize faces from a distance or in the dark. The instinct was vital to identifying friend or foe, but Dr. Sagan noted that it could cause people to misinterpret patterns.

And don't underestimate the power of expectations, says Sophie Scott, professor of neuroscience at the University College London. "Being able to see Jesus's face in toast is telling you more about what's happening with your expectations, and how you're interpreting the world based on your expectations, rather than anything that's necessarily in the toast," Dr. Scott told the BBC.

In other words, seeing a pyramid on Mars, instead of just a funny-shaped rock, could tell us more about our expectations of life in Mars than anything about actual Martian history.

Pyramids spotted on other planets have been in the news a lot recently.  NASA's Dawn spacecraft has photographed a pyramid-shaped peak mounting from a relatively flat landscape on Ceres.

Scientists at NASA are still studying the features of the Ceres' topography and are perplexed by some of the scenes captured by Dawn.

"The surface of Ceres has revealed many interesting and unique features. For example, icy moons in the outer solar system have craters with central pits, but on Ceres central pits in large craters are much more common. These and other features will allow us to understand the inner structure of Ceres that we cannot sense directly," Carol Raymond, deputy principal investigator for the Dawn mission was quoted as saying by NASA website.

NASA scientists had earlier expressed confusion over bright spots found on photos of Ceres and UFO enthusiasts rushed to the conclusion that they were alien cities. Interestingly, latest photos of the dwarf planet have revealed a total of eight bright spots near the largest one. It could be reflection from elements like ice but scientists are not ruling out other possibilities.

Latest images of the 598 miles diameter dwarf planet in the orbit of Neptune were sent by NASA's Dawn from 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The spacecraft will continue to take images of the planet till 30 June after which it will move to a new orbit and reach its 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) altitude destination in early August.

It may be mentioned that Scott C. Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, had earlier claimed to have spotted more bright structures on image of Ceres captured by NASA'a Dawn.

"This new photo is a close up of Ceres in the Southern Hemisphere. I added contrast to see them more clearly. They are trying to show that there is nothing there to indicate alien life exists. They made a mistake on this assumption," Waring had earlier written on UFO Sightings Daily. "There are two white structures in this photo, and one of them has similar cubic details that the original lights had that I reported yesterday. Looks like we are learning more about Ceres today."

Source: Christian Science Monitor


UFOs Attract Public Attention in Turkey, World

"They were half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear." "[...]They were silvery and shiny and seemed to be shaped like a pie plate or saucer..."

These historic words date back 68 years to the day, when American aviator Kenneth Arnold made the first widely reported unidentified flying object (UFO) sighting and the phrase "flying saucer" gained widespread public attention.

Since then, this phenomenon has attracted considerable attention and has sparked numerous debates among experts who either believe in extraterrestrial life or reject it.

"Though the Kenneth incident has been accepted as a milestone for the creation of the popular term 'flying saucers', the disc-shaped flying objects have been recorded since the Middle Ages," Haktan Akdogan, chairman of Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center, told Anadolu Agency.

A well-known Turkish ufologist and a vigorous advocate of extraterrestrial intelligent life, Akdogan established the Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center in 1998 to communicate with other UFO research centers in the world and share the latest updates about these mysterious flying objects.

The center's website claims to work with researchers, anthropologists, physicists, pilots and psychologists from around the world, its main objective being to prove that human beings are not alone in the universe.

"UFOs have been in touch with human beings for ages," Akdogan claims, stating that he had held many closed-door meetings attended by high-ranking military officials who claimed to have been in touch with aliens.

"There are hundreds of recorded photographs and video footage showing the existence of UFOs," he adds.

"Besides the photographs and videos, there have been many UFO sightings in Turkish air space witnessed by Turkish pilots. I can say that Turkey is one of the top five UFO hotspots in the world," Akdogan says.

The UFO specialist claims that there is a UFO department in the Turkish air force and in the intelligence service, MIT.

"As Sirius, we have been in touch with nearly 20 retired air force pilots who claim to have seen UFOs. There were UFOs that were involved in dogfighting with F-4 [fighter jets]," Akdogan says.

Recalling the Roswell incident which occurred on July 2, 1947, just a week after the Kenneth sighting, Akdogan claims that governments hide facts about UFO from the public because they fear that "it would change the current world order".

In the Roswell incident, a flying saucer allegedly wrecked a ranch in the town of Roswell in New Mexico. Rumors throughout the years have run rampant regarding the U.S. government finding aliens in the wreckage and hiding them in Area 51, the U.S. Air Force facility in Nevada.

"The governments should disclose the existence of aliens and UFOs, Akdogan says. We are not alone in the universe."

However, Kathryn Olmsted, a history professor at University of California (UC) Davis, rebuffs any notion that a flying saucer or aliens were actually in Roswell.

"The strange debris had a mundane origin: it was just the remains of an ordinary weather balloon" she wrote in her book, Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11, published in 2008.

British weekly The Economist noted in 2014 that, according to the U.S. National UFO Recording Center, most sightings between 2000 and 2014 in America occurred between 5.00 and 11.00 p.m., i.e. drinking hours.

Akdogan also claims that UFOs had kidnapped people, in Turkey and around the world, to research them, which is a common allegation throughout the years among UFO enthusiasts worldwide.

"They are not just flying in space," he warns. "Many people were taken to the spaceships with light beams while they were sleeping and they were exposed to certain tests."

Akdogan says that there have been nearly 470 UFO incidents recorded in Turkey so far. "Nearly 120 people were kidnapped in Turkey; some of them had implants or microchips inserted [in their bodies] by the aliens."

"Those people want to remain anonymous now, but we will announce [their identities] very soon," Akdogan adds.

It was first American podiatric surgeon and ufologist Roger Leir who claimed that he had ripped dozens of extraterrestrial origin implants from alleged abductees.

Leir, who died in 2014, had claimed that the implants were designed "to emit radio signals".

According to Tansel Ak, a professor at the Astronomy and Space Sciences department in Istanbul University, to equate any unidentified flying object to extraterrestrial intelligent life has constituted a prejudice and a deception in people's minds for years.

Like many, Ak believes that the majority -- if not all -- of UFO sightings or incidents are a hoax.

"Most of the mentioned video footage or photographs have been proven so far to be natural events, camera user errors, delusions or, primarily, deceptive acts," Ak says.

Stating that scientists work based on data and repeatable observation, he adds: "The proof must to be clear enough to leave no room for doubt."

"What the science tells us that it is possible that there is life on any other planet or satellite but there has not been any scientific finding proving the existence of extraterrestrial beings or [such beings] visiting Earth so far," Ak says.

"I think there are two possible comments to be made with regards to unidentified flying objects," he says. "First, people lack enough knowledge to define them and, second, certain people are fooling the public with fraudulent images to earn income and reputation."

Ak admits though that the belief that there is extraterrestrial life or that aliens visit Earth can sound attractive regardless of what the science says.

Ak said that the number of incidents of fraudulent sightings is relatively low in Turkey compared to the Western world. "This is because the UFO sector has not become profitable in Turkey yet."

According to Ak, the probability that of UFO visit near Earth is close to zero as the nearest star to the Earth is the Sun, which is about 150 million kilometers away.

"Apart from the Sun, the closest star to our world is four light years away, i.e. 40 trillion kilometers," he adds.

"To travel from one star to another takes hundreds, even thousands of years," he explains. "So I do not think any intelligent creature can afford to make this journey!"

Source: Daily Sabah


Coincidence Studies Gains a Foothold in Academia
By Tara MacIsaac

Dr. Bernard Beitman will be teaching a course in Coincidence Studies at the University of Virginia this fall. It is the first course of its kind, and a big step toward establishing a formal study of coincidences, something Dr. Beitman has worked toward for years. Probably everyone has experienced a coincidence, some more striking than others—but how much thought have you given to the causes, probabilities, and usefulness of these coincidences in your life? Did you know that it’s possible to increase coincidences in your life?

“I have come to discover the essential features that make coincidences happen, including the personality characteristics and situational factors that serve to increase their frequency. These characteristics and factors proved to be so consistent that I realized we actually do—and can—make our own coincidences,” says Dr. Beitman.

Coincidences can help people find romance, strengthen family ties, come up with ideas, and achieve many other goals. Sometimes their usefulness lies simply in the sense of wonder they inspire. This is what Dr. Beitman will help his students contemplate in the course, titled “Coincidence Studies: How to Recognize, Use, and Explain Synchronicities.” He also hopes to bring this information to the general public with his book, “Connecting With Coincidence,” which is to be published next year. His website, Coincider.com, already provides a place for people to share the strange coincidences in their lives and to learn more about this emerging field of study.

Part of establishing a formal study of coincidences is making into more of a science. He has created a Weird Coincidence Survey to help gather statistics. In addition to earlier uses of the survey in his work at the University of Missouri, he has made the survey available to the general public on his website. Over the course of several months, he gathered statistics about the people who took the survey, keeping in mind that they are people who voluntarily came to the survey out of interest and do not represent a slice of the general population. It is interesting, nonetheless, to see characteristics of people who tend to take an active interest in coincidences. One of the interesting findings was that 42 percent ranked themselves as highly spiritual and fewer than 20 percent ranked themselves as low on spirituality.

Dr. Beitman has created a taxonomy by differentiating types of coincidences. One type of coincidence, for example, involves feeling the distress of a loved one at a distance, which Dr. Beitman calls “simulpathity.” He felt himself inexplicably choking at the same time his dying father was choking some 2,000 miles away. This coincidence and many other personal experiences led Dr. Beitman to start his investigations of this phenomenon.

He says, “The emerging field of Coincidence Studies … proposes closer connections between mind and environment than are currently accepted in psychiatry and psychology. … Our perceptions of coincidence emerge from swirls of information in our minds juxtaposed with swirls of events in our surroundings. Like two dials being spun by separate hands, the active mind and a pattern of events briefly coincide, causing the mind to note an odd correspondence. The match is often surprising because it seems improbable. But coincidence is more than the unlikely juxtaposition of similar events—the two events must also be meaningfully connected, and the meaning is personal and intricately linked to the person involved.”

Famed psychiatrist Carl Jung is among the thinkers who have provided some background for Dr. Beitman’s studies. Dr. Beitman attended Yale Medical School and completed his psychiatric residency at Stanford University and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Virginia.

Source: Epoch Times


The Art Transplant

William Sheridan's drawing skills were stuck at nursery level. His stick figures were the sort you would expect of a child. But as he convalesced after a heart transplant operation, he experienced an astonishing revelation.

Suddenly he was blessed with an artistic talent he simply did not recognise, producing beautiful drawings of wildlife and landscapes.

He was even more amazed when he discovered what he now believes to be the explanation. The man who donated his new heart was a keen artist.

Last night Mr Sheridan, 63, was being hailed as the latest example of a phenomenon which sounds like science fiction but which is intriguing a growing number of medical experts - that it is possible during an organ transplant to inherit character traits from the donor.

Mr Sheridan, a retired catering manager, started drawing as therapy to relieve the boredom while waiting for a donor in New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.

There was no way his efforts could be considered artistic, according to the hospital's consultant art therapist, Beth DeFuria.

"But days after his transplant, he began creating this amazing, elaborate artwork," she said. "It was really quite amazing how his talent blossomed."

Yesterday, Mr Sheridan met the mother of the heart donor and handed her a sketch of a large hand holding a heart with the inscription: "You gave me more than a heart. Thank you."

He had agreed to give up the traditional anonymity between donor and recipient as part of a campaign to publicise the need for more organs.

'Cellular memory'

In the process he discovered the heart had come from 24-year-old Wall Street stockbroker Keith Neville, who died in a car crash And one of the first things Mr Sheridan asked the dead man's mother, Donna Reed, was whether her son had been artistic. Mrs Reed told him her son loved to paint. She said: "He was very artistic. He showed an interest in art when he was just 18 months old.

"He always preferred to be given art supplies rather than toys."

Mr Sheridan said: "I am alive because someone was kind enough to give me their heart. He had to be a good person because I feel myself being more caring and loving."

Medical opinion is sceptical over whether organ recipients can gain more than just a lifeline from their transplants. But Gary Schwartz, a professor of medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona, says research by a team he leads has found definite links. He calls it 'cellular memory'.

He has documented 70 cases where he believes transplant recipients have inherited the traits of their donors.

Prof Schwartz said: "When the organ is placed in the recipient, the information and energy stored in the organ is passed on to the recipient. The theory applies to any organ that has cells that are interconnected. They could be kidneys, liver and even muscles.

"The stories we have uncovered are very compelling and are completely consistent."

He says his studies have found that heart transplant patients are the most likely to experience personality changes.

Professor Gary Schwartz's findings are backed up by Dr Paul Pearsall, author of The Heart's Code, a book dealing with the same phenomenon.

Their casebook also includes:

A woman who was terrified of heights until she was given the lungs of a mountain climber. Dottie O'Connor, from Massachusetts, is now a climber.

A seven-year-old girl had nightmares about being killed after being given the heart of a child who had been murdered.

Paul Oldam, a lawyer from Milwaukee, received the heart of a 14-year-old boy and inherited his craving for Snickers.

And a man of 25 received a woman's heart and, to his girlfriend's delight, now wants to go shopping all the time.

Source: The Daily Mail


Why Are Dogs Leaping to Their Deaths off of "Suicide Bridge"?

At least 50 dogs have leapt to their deaths from a 50ft 'suicide bridge' - and nobody knows why.

Animal psychologists are baffled by the bizarre phenomenon that has seen up to 600 dogs jump off the bridge for no apparent reason.

Explanations range from the curious canines being over-excited, to ghosts haunting the century-old bridge next to Gothic castle Overtoun House.

Some locals in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, even claim it could be the spirit of the 'White Lady of Overtoun' who has been sighted there for over 100 years.

Religious and philosophy teacher Paul Owens told the Sun: "I was standing there two years ago when I felt a firm, hard prod that felt like a finger.

"Something or someone was trying to push me over the bridge too, just like the dogs."

In 1994 Kevin Moy threw his baby son to his death and later tried to kill himself at the same spot, it was reported.

A sign now warns dog owners of the "dangerous bridge" reading: "Please keep your dogs on a lead."

The tragic pets mostly jump from the same side, in clear weather and are breeds with long snouts.

Another, more scientific, theory suggests minks below are responsible for attracting dogs with their powerful musk scent.

Three-year-old Cassie is one of the few dogs to survive the fall.

She was being walked by her owner Alice Trevorrow and her son Thomas when the springer spaniel suddenly leapt from the 50ft high bridge for no apparent reason.

Alice told the Daily Record: “We had just got out the car and Cassie immediately made her way to the bridge... she turned her head, looked up and did this massive leap.

“I will never forget the awful whine she made as she leaped.

“My son looked down and all he could see was a dot. She managed to get herself up and met my son, collapsing when she saw him. How she survived that, I’ll never know.”

However, Donna Cooper was not so lucky.

She witnessed her collie dog Ben's tragic sudden death when it leapt over a parapet on the granite bridge without warning.

Donna previously told Mail Online: "His paw was broken, his jaw was broken and his back was broken and badly twisted."

Ben was taken back to the vets, before they made the decision to put him down.

The area's MSP Jackie Baillie said: "I have heard many heartbreaking stories about dog owners who have lost their pets due to this unexplained phenomenon."

Leading animal behaviourist Dr David Sands investigated the cases for Animal Planet and offered an alternative explanation.

He said: "Just me as a person, all of your sense are on fire, you can sense and smell the waterfall. I can smell the undergrowth and I can see the Gothic part of the bridge.

"I've looked at pictures but coming to the place for the first time, it has a kind of strange feeling.

"It's perfectly natural for people to want to look down and I'm wondering if it's the same for dogs.

"I think it's highly likely at all of the cases that it was curiosity that killed the dog."

Source: The Mirror

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