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Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto
By Eric Hand

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Recently, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today.

The claim is the strongest yet in the centuries-long search for a “Planet X” beyond Neptune. The quest has been plagued by far-fetched claims and even outright quackery. But the new evidence comes from a pair of respected planetary scientists, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, who prepared for the inevitable skepticism with detailed analyses of the orbits of other distant objects and months of computer simulations. “If you say, ‘We have evidence for Planet X,’ almost any astronomer will say, ‘This again? These guys are clearly crazy.’ I would, too,” Brown says. “Why is this different? This is different because this time we’re right.”

Outside scientists say their calculations stack up and express a mixture of caution and excitement about the result. “I could not imagine a bigger deal if—and of course that’s a boldface ‘if’—if it turns out to be right,” says Gregory Laughlin, a planetary scientist at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz. “What’s thrilling about it is [the planet] is detectable.”

Batygin and Brown inferred its presence from the peculiar clustering of six previously known objects that orbit beyond Neptune. They say there’s only a 0.007% chance, or about one in 15,000, that the clustering could be a coincidence. Instead, they say, a planet with the mass of 10 Earths has shepherded the six objects into their strange elliptical orbits, tilted out of the plane of the solar system.

The orbit of the inferred planet is similarly tilted, as well as stretched to distances that will explode previous conceptions of the solar system. Its closest approach to the sun is seven times farther than Neptune, or 200 astronomical units (AUs). (An AU is the distance between Earth and the sun, about 150 million kilometers.) And Planet X could roam as far as 600 to 1200 AU, well beyond the Kuiper belt, the region of small icy worlds that begins at Neptune’s edge about 30 AU.

If Planet X is out there, Brown and Batygin say, astronomers ought to find more objects in telltale orbits, shaped by the pull of the hidden giant. But Brown knows that no one will really believe in the discovery until Planet X itself appears within a telescope viewfinder. “Until there’s a direct detection, it’s a hypothesis—even a potentially very good hypothesis,” he says. The team has time on the one large telescope in Hawaii that is suited for the search, and they hope other astronomers will join in the hunt.

Batygin and Brown published the result today in The Astronomical Journal. Alessandro Morbidelli, a planetary dynamicist at the Nice Observatory in France, performed the peer review for the paper. In a statement, he says Batygin and Brown made a “very solid argument” and that he is “quite convinced by the existence of a distant planet.”

Championing a new ninth planet is an ironic role for Brown; he is better known as a planet slayer. His 2005 discovery of Eris, a remote icy world nearly the same size as Pluto, revealed that what was seen as the outermost planet was just one of many worlds in the Kuiper belt. Astronomers promptly reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet—a saga Brown recounted in his book How I Killed Pluto.

Now, he has joined the centuries-old search for new planets. His method—inferring the existence of Planet X from its ghostly gravitational effects—has a respectable track record. In 1846, for example, the French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier predicted the existence of a giant planet from irregularities in the orbit of Uranus. Astronomers at the Berlin Observatory found the new planet, Neptune, where it was supposed to be, sparking a media sensation.

Remaining hiccups in Uranus’s orbit led scientists to think that there might yet be one more planet, and in 1906 Percival Lowell, a wealthy tycoon, began the search for what he called “Planet X” at his new observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. In 1930, Pluto turned up—but it was far too small to tug meaningfully on Uranus. More than half a century later, new calculations based on measurements by the Voyager spacecraft revealed that the orbits of Uranus and Neptune were just fine on their own: No Planet X was needed.

Yet the allure of Planet X persisted. In the 1980s, for example, researchers proposed that an unseen brown dwarf star could cause periodic extinctions on Earth by triggering fusillades of comets. In the 1990s, scientists invoked a Jupiter-sized planet at the solar system’s edge to explain the origin of certain oddball comets. Just last month, researchers claimed to have detected the faint microwave glow of an outsized rocky planet some 300 AU away, using an array of telescope dishes in Chile called the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA). (Brown was one of many skeptics, noting that ALMA’s narrow field of view made the chances of finding such an object vanishingly slim.)

Brown got his first inkling of his current quarry in 2003, when he led a team that found Sedna, an object a bit smaller than both Eris and Pluto. Sedna’s odd, far-flung orbit made it the most distant known object in the solar system at the time. Its perihelion, or closest point to the sun, lay at 76 AU, beyond the Kuiper belt and far outside the influence of Neptune’s gravity. The implication was clear: Something massive, well beyond Neptune, must have pulled Sedna into its distant orbit.

That something didn’t have to be a planet. Sedna’s gravitational nudge could have come from a passing star, or from one of the many other stellar nurseries that surrounded the nascent sun at the time of the solar system’s formation.

Since then, a handful of other icy objects have turned up in similar orbits. By combining Sedna with five other weirdos, Brown says he has ruled out stars as the unseen influence: Only a planet could explain such strange orbits. Of his three major discoveries—Eris, Sedna, and now, potentially, Planet X—Brown says the last is the most sensational. “Killing Pluto was fun. Finding Sedna was scientifically interesting,” he says. “But this one, this is head and shoulders above everything else.”

Brown and Batygin were nearly beaten to the punch. For years, Sedna was a lone clue to a perturbation from beyond Neptune. Then, in 2014, Scott Sheppard and Chad Trujillo (a former graduate student of Brown’s) published a paper describing the discovery of VP113, another object that never comes close to the sun. Sheppard, of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., and Trujillo, of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, were well aware of the implications. They began to examine the orbits of the two objects along with 10 other oddballs. They noticed that, at perihelion, all came very near the plane of solar system in which Earth orbits, called the ecliptic. In a paper, Sheppard and Trujillo pointed out the peculiar clumping and raised the possibility that a distant large planet had herded the objects near the ecliptic. But they didn’t press the result any further.

Later that year, at Caltech, Batygin and Brown began discussing the results. Plotting the orbits of the distant objects, Batygin says, they realized that the pattern that Sheppard and Trujillo had noticed “was only half of the story.” Not only were the objects near the ecliptic at perihelia, but their perihelia were physically clustered in space (see diagram, above).

For the next year, the duo secretly discussed the pattern and what it meant. It was an easy relationship, and their skills complemented each other. Batygin, a 29-year-old whiz kid computer modeler, went to college at UC Santa Cruz for the beach and the chance to play in a rock band. But he made his mark there by modeling the fate of the solar system over billions of years, showing that, in rare cases, it was unstable: Mercury may plunge into the sun or collide with Venus. “It was an amazing accomplishment for an undergraduate,” says Laughlin, who worked with him at the time.

Brown, 50, is the observational astronomer, with a flair for dramatic discoveries and the confidence to match. He wears shorts and sandals to work, puts his feet up on his desk, and has a breeziness that masks intensity and ambition. He has a program all set to sift for Planet X in data from a major telescope the moment they become publicly available later this year.

Their offices are a few doors down from each other. “My couch is nicer, so we tend to talk more in my office,” Batygin says. “We tend to look more at data in Mike’s.” They even became exercise buddies, and discussed their ideas while waiting to get in the water at a Los Angeles, California, triathlon in the spring of 2015.

First, they winnowed the dozen objects studied by Sheppard and Trujillo to the six most distant—discovered by six different surveys on six different telescopes. That made it less likely that the clumping might be due to an observation bias such as pointing a telescope at a particular part of the sky.

Batygin began seeding his solar system models with Planet X’s of various sizes and orbits, to see which version best explained the objects’ paths. Some of the computer runs took months. A favored size for Planet X emerged—between five and 15 Earth masses—as well as a preferred orbit: antialigned in space from the six small objects, so that its perihelion is in the same direction as the six objects’ aphelion, or farthest point from the sun. The orbits of the six cross that of Planet X, but not when the big bully is nearby and could disrupt them. The final epiphany came 2 months ago, when Batygin’s simulations showed that Planet X should also sculpt the orbits of objects that swoop into the solar system from above and below, nearly orthogonal to the ecliptic. “It sparked this memory,” Brown says. “I had seen these objects before.” It turns out that, since 2002, five of these highly inclined Kuiper belt objects have been discovered, and their origins are largely unexplained. “Not only are they there, but they are in exactly the places we predicted,” Brown says. “That is when I realized that this is not just an interesting and good idea—this is actually real.”

Sheppard, who with Trujillo had also suspected an unseen planet, says Batygin and Brown “took our result to the next level. …They got deep into the dynamics, something that Chad and I aren’t really good with. That’s why I think this is exciting.”

Others, like planetary scientist Dave Jewitt, who discovered the Kuiper belt, are more cautious. The 0.007% chance that the clustering of the six objects is coincidental gives the planet claim a statistical significance of 3.8 sigma—beyond the 3-sigma threshold typically required to be taken seriously, but short of the 5 sigma that is sometimes used in fields like particle physics. That worries Jewitt, who has seen plenty of 3-sigma results disappear before. By reducing the dozen objects examined by Sheppard and Trujillo to six for their analysis, Batygin and Brown weakened their claim, he says. “I worry that the finding of a single new object that is not in the group would destroy the whole edifice,” says Jewitt, who is at UC Los Angeles. “It’s a game of sticks with only six sticks.”

At first blush, another potential problem comes from NASA’s Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), a satellite that completed an all-sky survey looking for the heat of brown dwarfs—or giant planets. It ruled out the existence of a Saturn-or-larger planet as far out as 10,000 AU, according to a 2013 study by Kevin Luhman, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. But Luhman notes that if Planet X is Neptune-sized or smaller, as Batygin and Brown say, WISE would have missed it. He says there is a slim chance of detection in another WISE data set at longer wavelengths—sensitive to cooler radiation—which was collected for 20% of the sky. Luhman is now analyzing those data.

Even if Batygin and Brown can convince other astronomers that Planet X exists, they face another challenge: explaining how it ended up so far from the sun. At such distances, the protoplanetary disk of dust and gas was likely to have been too thin to fuel planet growth. And even if Planet X did get a foothold as a planetesimal, it would have moved too slowly in its vast, lazy orbit to hoover up enough material to become a giant.

Instead, Batygin and Brown propose that Planet X formed much closer to the sun, alongside Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Computer models have shown that the early solar system was a tumultuous billiards table, with dozens or even hundreds of planetary building blocks the size of Earth bouncing around. Another embryonic giant planet could easily have formed there, only to be booted outward by a gravitational kick from another gas giant.

It’s harder to explain why Planet X didn’t either loop back around to where it started or leave the solar system entirely. But Batygin says that residual gas in the protoplanetary disk might have exerted enough drag to slow the planet just enough for it to settle into a distant orbit and remain in the solar system. That could have happened if the ejection took place when the solar system was between 3 million and 10 million years old, he says, before all the gas in the disk was lost into space.

Hal Levison, a planetary dynamicist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, agrees that something has to be creating the orbital alignment Batygin and Brown have detected. But he says the origin story they have developed for Planet X and their special pleading for a gas-slowed ejection add up to “a low-probability event.” Other researchers are more positive. The proposed scenario is plausible, Laughlin says. “Usually things like this are wrong, but I’m really excited about this one,” he says. “It’s better than a coin flip.”

All this means that Planet X will remain in limbo until it is actually found.

Astronomers have some good ideas about where to look, but spotting the new planet won’t be easy. Because objects in highly elliptical orbits move fastest when they are close to the sun, Planet X spends very little time at 200 AU. And if it were there right now, Brown says, it would be so bright that astronomers probably would have already spotted it.

Instead, Planet X is likely to spend most of its time near aphelion, slowly trotting along at distances between 600 and 1200 AU. Most telescopes capable of seeing a dim object at such distances, such as the Hubble Space Telescope or the 10-meter Keck telescopes in Hawaii, have extremely tiny fields of view. It would be like looking for a needle in a haystack by peering through a drinking straw.

One telescope can help: Subaru, an 8-meter telescope in Hawaii that is owned by Japan. It has enough light-gathering area to detect such a faint object, coupled with a huge field of view—75 times larger than that of a Keck telescope. That allows astronomers to scan large swaths of the sky each night. Batygin and Brown are using Subaru to look for Planet X—and they are coordinating their efforts with their erstwhile competitors, Sheppard and Trujillo, who have also joined the hunt with Subaru. Brown says it will take about 5 years for the two teams to search most of the area where Planet X could be lurking.

If the search pans out, what should the new member of the sun’s family be called? Brown says it’s too early to worry about that and scrupulously avoids offering up suggestions. For now, he and Batygin are calling it Planet Nine (and, for the past year, informally, Planet Phattie—1990s slang for “cool”). Brown notes that neither Uranus nor Neptune—the two planets discovered in modern times—ended up being named by their discoverers, and he thinks that that’s probably a good thing. It’s bigger than any one person, he says: “It’s kind of like finding a new continent on Earth.”

He is sure, however, that Planet X—unlike Pluto—deserves to be called a planet. Something the size of Neptune in the solar system? Don’t even ask. “No one would argue this one, not even me.”

Source: Science


Empty Universe Because Alien Life Goes Extinct Early?
By George Dvorsky

We have yet to discover a single trace of alien life, despite the extremely high probability that it exists somewhere. This contradiction is popularly known as the Fermi Paradox. A new theory attempts to solve this conundrum by suggesting that habitable planets are quite common in our galaxy, but nascent life gets snuffed out very quickly.

An oft-cited solution to the Fermi Paradox—that is, the lack of observational evidence that our galaxy has been colonized by an extraterrestrial civilization—is the Great Filter hypothesis. Devised by Robin Hanson of George Mason University, this theory suggests that some kind of cosmic-wide obstacle is preventing life from developing beyond a certain stage. Trouble is, we’re not entirely sure if this Great Filter actually exists, or what it looks like.

Some astrobiologists look to our planet’s ancient past and point to the presence of three possible filter points: the emergence of reproductive molecules, simple single-celled life, or complex single-celled life. If we could prove that any one of these critical evolutionary steps are true, that would be exceptionally good news—it would imply that the Great Filter is behind us. On the other hand, some pessimistic futurists fear that the Great Filter looms ahead of us, an event that will likely come in the form of a self-inflicted existential catastrophe.

But as a new paper by Australian National University astrobiologists Aditya Chopra and Charley Lineweaver points out, there may be another possibility. They say that life exists for a brief time on other planets, but it goes extinct very quickly. The researchers are calling it the “Gaian Bottleneck Hypothesis.”

As Chopra put it in a press release, “Early life is fragile, so we believe it rarely evolves quickly enough to survive.” The problem, he said, is that most early planetary environments are unstable. In order to sustain life, a planet needs to regulate greenhouse gases to keep surface temperatures stable. This process, called Gaian regulation, happened on our planet. But Chopra and Lineweaver speculate that it’s a rare occurrence.

The researchers point to Mars and Venus as potential examples. Both planets may have been habitable in the past, but both failed to stabilize the rapidly changing environment. Today, Mars is a frozen wasteland, and Venus is a hothouse. But here on Earth, life played a leading role in stabilizing the planet’s climate. As the researchers explained it in their study:

    If life emerges on a planet, it only rarely evolves quickly enough to regulate greenhouse gases and albedo, thereby maintaining surface temperatures compatible with liquid water and habitability.

The presence of a Gaian bottleneck, therefore, suggests that extinction is the “cosmic default” for more life that emerges on the surfaces of wet rocky planets in the Universe, and that rocky planets “need to be inhabited to remain habitable.”

“The mystery of why we haven’t yet found signs of aliens may have less to do with the likelihood of the origin of life or intelligence and have more to do with the rarity of the rapid emergence of biological regulation of feedback cycles on planetary surfaces,” said Lineweaver.

It’s an intriguing theory, but in order for it to satisfy the demands of the Great Filter hypothesis, it needs to be sweepingly universal in scope. It’s not immediately clear from the Chopra and Lineweaver paper why Gaian regulation should be so rare on other habitable worlds, or how infrequent this process actually is. Given that there are likely tens of billions of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy, and given that our galaxy has been able to sustain life for about 5-6 billion years, it would have to be one hell of a bottleneck.

Robin Hanson shares my sentiment. As he explained to Gizmodo in an email:

    The basic idea is quite plausible as a part of the Great Filter. But the Great Filter is enormous, and this paper offers no concrete arguments for why we should expect their filter effect to be enormous. So we can add it to our long list of plausible filter effects, but we don’t have a good reason to see it as THE one thing that causes most of the great filter.

Likewise, astronomer Milan Cirkovic from the Department of Physics at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Montenegro has concerns about the paper. As he told Gizmodo, its basic premise is predicated on a rather anthropocentric perspective of life in the universe:

    The whole setup is anthropocentric, as much as all versions of the “rare earth hypothesis” are. In order to pass from the conclusion that planets which are really Earth-like are rare to the conclusion that it is the reason why we don’t perceive advanced aliens, we need the step in which we prove that any advanced aliens must evolve in the Earthlike setting. And that proof is simply not forthcoming any time soon. And I believe it’s a mistake to take it seriously even as a working hypothesis. Evolutionary convergence is basically religiously-inspired nonsense. I haven’t seen, for instance, any remotely acceptable reason why marine life could not evolve intelligence and civilization—and marine habitats are much less susceptible to perturbations of climate than land ecosystems.

That said, this possible solution to the Fermi Paradox may actually be testable.

“One intriguing prediction of the Gaian Bottleneck model is that the vast majority of fossils in the universe will be from extinct microbial life, not from multicellular species such as dinosaurs or humanoids that take billions of years to evolve,” said Lineweaver.

Digging for clues on a distant exoplanet? Count us in.

Source: Gizmodo


UFOs, JFK, and an Enigmatic Character
By Nick Redfern

Guy Banister was a man who has become inextricably linked to the infamous and tragic events that occurred at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, USA on November 22, 1963. I am, of course, talking about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For many of those who conclude that a conspiracy was at the heart of the killing of the president, Banister is seen as one of the key conspirators, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lee Harvey Oswald and David Ferrie. For those who don’t see a conspiracy, his connection is perceived as being, at best, tenuous.

Born in 1901, Banister spent 20 years with the FBI – specifically from 1934 to 1954. One year later, in 1955, he took on the position of Assistant Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department. Then, in 1957, he established a private-detective agency, Guy Banister Associates, Inc., which he ran until his death in June 1964, at the age of sixty-three. But, there’s something else about Banister that’s worth noting. In the summer of 1947, and while with the FBI, Banister investigated a number of UFO reports for his boss: FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover. Without doubt the most visible case that fell into Banister’s jurisdiction occurred in Twin Falls, Idaho in July 1947.

On July 11, the Oregon Journal – in an article titled “FBI Describes Idaho ‘Saucer’ in Detail,” reported the following: “FBI Agent W. G. Banister said an object which appeared to be a ‘flying disc’ was found early today at Twin Falls, Idaho and turned over to federal authorities there. Banister, special agent in charge of the FBI in Montana and Idaho, said the bureau had reported the discovery to the army at Fort Douglas, Utah. An FBI agent in Twin Falls inspected the ‘saucer’ and described it as similar to the ‘cymbals used by a drummer in a band placed face to face.'”

The Oregon Journal continued: “The object measured 30.5 inches in diameter with a metal dome on one side and a plastic dome about 14 inches high on the opposite side, anchored in place by what appeared to be stove bolts. The gadget is gold painted on one side and silver (either stainless steel, aluminum or tin) on the other. It appeared to have been turned out by machine, reports from Twin Falls said. The FBI agent declined to elaborate further. At Fort Douglas, a high-ranking officer, who declined to permit use of his name, would not comment. He refused either to confirm or deny that army authorities had heard of the reported discovery, or were investigating it.”

Within hours, the matter was resolved, as the Boston Post noted on July 12: “Assistant Police Chief L.D. McCracken said tonight four juveniles had admitted making a metallic disc found this morning in the yard of Mrs. T. H. Thompson of Twin Falls. McCracken said that he was tipped that one of the boys knew about the case. The boys explained it took them two days to make the ‘saucer,’ which resembled band cymbals placed together and with frosted plexia glass dome. McCracken said that army officers who came to Twin Falls from Fort Douglas, Utah, had taken the disc to Salt Lake City.”

The newspaper added: “The object measured 30.5 inches in diameter with a metal dome on one side and a plastic dome about 14 inches high on the opposite side, anchored in place by what appeared to be stove bolts. The gadget was gold painted on one side and silver on the other. The object was found by Mrs. F.W. Easterbrooks, who said she heard a thudding noise about 2:30 a.m. She ran outside, saw the ‘disc’ in an adjoining yard and called police.”

While the prank explanation was certainly correct, it’s intriguing to note that only hours before the matter was resolved in down-to-earth fashion, Banister was briefed by military personnel from Fort Douglas, Utah, on what was known about the “flying disc” issue at that time. The full story of what Banister was told – or was not told – remains unresolved. Banister was not done with UFOs, however. He soon investigated yet another Twin Falls-based report, this one from August 13. I quote from FBI records declassified under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act:

“…[deleted] of Twin Falls, Idaho…and two sons Billie, age ten, Keith, age eight, saw an object nine miles northwest of Twin Falls, resembling [a] flying disc. [Deleted] stated this object was proceeding down Salmon River at terrific speed estimated by him at one thousand miles per hour. [Deleted] and sons described object to newspapers as twenty feet long, ten feet wide and ten feet thick, light sky blue in color and also observed flames emanating from sides of object.” Banister informed FBI HQ he would keep it “promptly and fully informed” of any relevant and additional data that might surface. Nothing of any significance did.

On August 19, yet another UFO report reached Banister. On this occasion, a married couple and a family friend viewed a triangular formation of ten UFOs flying over Twin Falls, around 9:30 p.m. They reportedly resembled flying saucers and were “illuminated.” Banister evidently took the matter seriously. He wrote in his report: “In event Bureau in possession of any information concerning experimental activities on part of Army Air Forces which may explain these phenomena, advice would be greatly appreciated. It is believed continued appearance of such objects without official explanation may result in hysteria and panic [at] Twin Falls.” In total, Banister investigated no less than nine UFO reports in the July-August 1947 time-frame alone.

Guy Banister: a man who will probably forever be tied to the JFK assassination, someone who received a behind-closed-doors briefing on UFOs from the U.S. military in the summer of 1947, and an agent of the FBI who undertook a number of UFO investigations in his official capacity with the Bureau. Not only that, in 1944 Banister was at the forefront of an investigation into the landing of a Japanese “Fugo” balloon-bomb in Kalispell, Montana, in 1944. The late John Keel suspected that what came down at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 was a “Fugo” balloon, or a then-modernized variation on it (see the lecture below). Taking all of the above into consideration, there’s little wonder that Guy Banister is perceived by many as an enigmatic character.

Source: Mysterious Universe

Lerina Garcia Gordo: The Woman From A Parallel Universe
By Xavier Ortega

How different would it be if you would have taken that out-of-state job offer that one time? What about those few seconds that delayed you that morning of that horrible accident? An accident you narrowly avoided being part of.

In our world there are infinite possibilities in our every day decision making, however we get to only live out in one set of possibilities. True or false. Yes or no. Take the job, or don’t. But if we dropped down into the minute world of Quantum mechanics, then the possibilities exponentially increase.

Quantum superposition is the principle in quantum mechanics that states that any two or more quantum states can be added together, resulting in another valid quantum state. In other words, an atom can be excited or not at the same time. Or it could be in two position, also at the same time.

On July 16th, 2008 a woman by the name of Lerina Garcia Gordo posted a comment in an online forum asking for help. The 41 year-old Spanish woman claimed to have woken up in a parallel universe. A world not-unlike the one she had left before going to sleep. However small inconsistencies in various aspects of her life began to convince her that she was in fact, living in an alternate reality.

This is the story of Lerina Garcia Gordo, the woman who claims to be from a parallel universe.

On the morning of July 16th, Lerina awoke to find that her bedsheets were of a different color. She was confused and disturbed at the fact that they were of a  completely different set. It wasn’t just the colors that were different. Not being able to come up with a rational explanation, Lerina decided to get ready and head to her office job. A job that she had been employed for the past 20 or so years.

Her car was in the same spot she had left it the night prior. She got in and drove off, commuting down the same path she had grown accustomed to since moving into her apartment seven years ago. Besides the bed sheets, everything else seemed normal for Lerina. That is until she arrived at her office. Inside the office building there were a few strange people she had not met before but that didn’t raise any flags. Lerina walked towards her own office only to discover that there was a different name tag on her office door. It wasn’t her name.

She then thought that maybe she had gotten off on the wrong floor of the building however a quick look revealed that she was on the right one. She had gone to the right office, it was just that her name had been replaced.

Lerina was confused. Had she gotten fired and no one told her? After 20 years of faithful work, this is how they let her know?

She took out her laptop and connected to the company’s wireless network. There she found that she was still on the company’s roster however it showed that she was under a different manager, in a totally different department. Her head was in a tailspin.

She immediately checked her credit cards, driver’s license, and work ID. They all reflected the right information as far as she knew. Same name, same picture, same numbers, and same home address. Not knowing what to think, she called her job and told her she was taking a sick day. The inconsistencies that morning made her think that something was wrong medically with her.

She took the rest of the day off and headed straight to the doctor’s office. There they ran test on her, checking for signs of any illicit drugs in her system. The tests came back negative. She had no alcohol or drugs in her system.

Lerina went back home and began going through her personal files. Bank statements, personal checks, bills….she double checked them all. They all showed the right information. So a thought popped into her head.  ‘What if this is amnesia? What if something happened to me and I can’t remember parts of my life?’

Immediately she logged online and began scouring the internet. She saw that the news and top stories were the same as the previous night, so there were no missing days. As far as Lerina knew, she had woken up living a slightly different life.

It had been six months since Lerina had left her boyfriend of seven  years. She had recently started dating a man (Agustin) that lived down the street from her. They had been dating for only four months, however she knew him quite well. When she called her new boyfriend’s number, someone else picked up. They told Lerina that there was no one with the name Agustin, or that matched her description living in that house.

The news shocked her as she had spent the last four months getting to know the guy. She had even met his son and had started to develop a relationship with him as well. But now, there were no signs of her boyfriend and his son at all. As the day passed, she found more and more inconsistencies. She had no choice but to go into work the next day and pretend that she belonged.

Still, Lerina called and called but no one had heard of Agustin or his son. It was as if they never existed. That’s when she learned that she had never left her ex boyfriend. That they had been together since seven years ago and there was no sign of them having ever separated.

Lerina didn’t know what to think. What had happened to the life she knew? What had happened to her career? Had she hallucinated it all?

The one thing she thought was that maybe she had a nervous breakdown at one point. Severe enough to implant false memories into her head, or at least that’s what she thought when she visited a psychiatric clinic. However tests concluded that she was of healthy body and healthy mind. The doctors told her that maybe she was under a lot of stress and could have hallucinated it all. An explanation she had thought about but knew wasn’t true.  She set out to look for her boyfriend Agustin, but came back empty handed. A hired investigator concluded that there were no signs of Agustin or his son in that city.

Her own family thought that Lerina was going insane when she asked about her younger sister’s shoulder operation. They looked at her with confusion as Lerina insisted that her sister had recently had surgery on her shoulder. A claim that no one in her family could back up. As far as her family knew, there had been no surgeries done to any member of the family.

Days, weeks, and months passed as Lerina began to discover small but unnerving differences in her life. Clothing in her drawers and closets that she didn’t remember buying, blog posts she had made weeks, even days before, were gone. Emails and chats were no longer archived in her computer. However browsing through news sites and blogs, the world appeared to be the same. Just like she had remembered before going to bed that July night.

As the months passed and no answers could be found, Lerina became convinced that she had simply just gone to bed one night and awoke in a parallel universe. A world in which her life had been altered by small decisions of her past.

Having sought medical attention Lerina knew that no one would believe her ordeal. So she did what anyone in her position would do: Make a post in an online forum about her ordeal and ask for help.

    Translated from Spanish:

    Please, if anyone has gone through something similar, please contact me. I want to know  what happened to me, as no pathology can tell me what has happened to me. I’ve spent the last five months reading theories that I find online and I’m convinced that I have jumped into an  alternate reality. Something, some action I must have taken has changed my reality.

    If I did jump into a parallel universe, then why am I living in the same year? I’m the
same person, just minor differences in life.

    To explain myself better, this is like having lost the last 5 months of my life. It’s like they were all just a dream, however everyone else has the memories of those 5 months except for me. And I’ve done things during that time that I have no memory of doing so.

    Please, abstain from making jokes or telling me that you have “the truth”. This is very
serious to me.

    Thank you: lerinagarciagordo@yahoo.es

Lerina’s original post: http://www.tendencias21.net/La-realidad-estaria-compuesta-

What happened to Lerina Garcia Gordo? Did she suffer from a medical condition that made her believe she lived in an alternate world? Did she actually wake up in a different universe?

Source: Ghost Theory


'Wihtikow' Legend Comes Back to Life

You might say Nathan Carlson has a possession obsession, with a keen interest in cannibalism on the side. The University of Alberta Native Studies student is doing a research project on the wihtikow (also known as ‘whetigo’ and ‘wendigo’) the evil spirit said to have haunted northern forests in former times.

There are still people in Slave Lake who heard stories about such spirit possession from their grandparents. In them, a person possessed by the evil spirit would turn to cannibalism. He could only be stopped by someone with stronger medicine (magical or spiritual power), or by decapitation.

Having perused the historical record, Carlson has found that Lesser Slave Lake area had its share of wihtikow stories.

“Lesser Slave Lake seems to be a ‘hot spot’ of wihtikow activity,” he said in an e-mail to The Leader last week. “I have heard of two cases happening at Mitsue Lake, both involving cannibalism.”

It is fairly widely accepted locally that Mitsue (a Cree word meaning ‘eating’) got its name because of incidents of cannibalism that happened there in the latter part of the 1800s. Leo and William Giroux of Slave Lake confirmed that in an interview for a story on wihtikow that appeared in The Leader on Jan. 8, 1992.

The Giroux brothers said that the person possessed by wihtikow could be cured, but once they’d eaten someone, it was too late.

“A wihtikow would kill a whole camp and stay there till he ate up everyone,” said William.

There doesn't seem to be any written records of the Mitsue area wihtikow activity. At least Carlson hasn’t found any, although he mentions the story in his thesis. But one of the more famous cases, for which there are official records, happened at or near the present townsite of Slave Lake in the summer of 1887.

“A woman by the name of Marie Courtoreille apparently turned wihtikow, and to prevent her from committing murder and cannibalism, she, herself, was executed by her husband and stepson.”

The two men were tried at Ft. Saskatchewan and received sentences of six years each.

A case at Trout Lake is also on the books. Here’s what Carlson says in his thesis:

“In 1896 a man traveling through the woods with his family reported having a strange vision of a creature that apparently made him insane. He and the villagers believed he’d turned into a windigo and as his condition worsened, he was locked in a cabin. One eyewitness, a fur trader from Scotland, stated that he hardly looked like a human being at one point. The man was eventually executed by the frightened villagers, and huge logs were piled on his grave to make sure he couldn’t come back to life, as he had vowed to do unless a priest came to the village within three days. Strangely enough a priest did arrive, apparently the first ever in that area, and found all the villagers huddled in a shack, fearing for their lives.”

It was this incident that Carlson heard about from his grandmother, leading to his decision to investigate it in his university studies. His research has turned up 35 such cases, although only one of them documented actual cannibalism.

A man was convicted of killing and eating his wife and five children near Athabasca Landing and was hanged at Ft. Saskatchewan in 1879.

Carlson says he’d like to publish his findings on the matter in an academic journal or as a book, or both.

Source: The Lakeside Leader


Sonar Finds Deep, Unknown Crevice in Loch Ness

PREVIOUSLY, the UK's second largest loch, Loch Ness was measured at 813 feet deep, but Keith Stewart has measured it with sonar equipment at 889 feet. Britain's deepest loch is Loch Morar, allegedly home to another elusive 'water kelpie' Morag at 1017 feet.

Previously, Loch Ness, was measured at 813 feet deep. But 43-year-old tourist sightseeing vessel skipper Keith Stewart has found a crevice about nine miles east of Inverness and he has measured it with state of the art sonar equipment at 889 feet.

His colleagues in Jacobite Cruises, which operates sight seeing cruises down Loch Ness from Inverness , have now christened it 'Keith's Abyss' and whetted his appetite to look for more mysteries the huge water expanse may harbour.

He said recently: "I wasn't really a believer of the monster beforehand. But two weeks ago, I got a sonar image of what looked like a long object with a hump lying at the bottom. It wasn't there when I scanned the loch bed later."

That intrigued me and then I found this dark shape about half way between the Clansman Hotel and Drumnadrochit which transpired to be a crevice or trench.

I measured it with our state of the art 3d equipment at 889 feet, which is 77 feet deeper than the previous recorded deepest point called Edwards' Deep."I don't yet know how long it is.

But I have gone back several times over the abyss and I have verified my measurements.

It gets deeper from 825 feet to the recorded depth."It is only about a few hundred yards offshore whereas previous sonar searches have traditionally been down the middle of the loch."

Searches of the monster have also been in those areas as well as Urquhart Bay so maybe the local legends of underwater caves connecting Loch Ness to other lochs and perhaps even the waters of the east and west coast are true."

Obviously it will need more research. But it is an intriguing prospect. It is possible that an underwater earthquake has opened this up in recent times because the Great Glen lies in a well known fault in the earth's crust and tremors have been felt along it.

"I quit the open sea having been round the world and back using sonar equipment for years and decided to look for something more sedate. Being captain of the Jacobite vessel was something different and appealed to me.

"I started the job in March but now this discovery has made my job even more interesting."

Gary Campbell, president of Loch Ness Monster Fan Club and Registrar of Sightings said: "This just adds another dimension - we thought the loch was 810 feet deep and just had a 20 foot diameter hole at the bottom.

"Now we've discovered a whole trench that makes the loch nearly 900 feet deep which is twice the depth of the North Sea.

"There could be more trenches which make it deeper. This looks like where Nessie and her whole family could really hide out and explain why they are rarely seen."

Remember, Loch Ness is part of a huge earthquake fault line that runs from Canada to Norway.

In 2013, there was a 2.4 magnitude quake in the loch - this was when Nessie disappeared for a whole year for the first time since 1925.

It could be that this massive tremor opened up the trench giving the monster a new hiding place.

"This now needs real research. No-one has done any real at the Loch for over 10 years. Lets get a submarine down to properly investigate the new monster trench.

"This summer we hope someone will come to the loch with the best detection sonar in the world down to the depths just to see what is really at the bottom of the loch."

Source: Daily Record


Women Claim to Have Had Hybrid ET Babies

The US-based Hybrid Children Community, is trying to recruit more parent breeders, in a bid top "evolve" the human race into a new sub-species which will take over the Earth when the children currently conveniently housed on giant space ships "return to our planet".

Women in the group, who include young glamorous 20-somethings, even claim mating with reptile-like lizards was the best sex they have ever experienced.

These include Bridget Nielsen, 27, from Sedona, Arizona, who is a hybrid mum and medium who charges $65 (£46) for an over the phone session to put parents, who believe they may have conceived hybrid children, in touch with they offspring, according to the community's website.

Describing sex with a lizard being on a spaceship, she said: "It was great. It was an incredible super primal, super raw, super primal sexual experience.

"There was a really freedom and we were really going for it. It was the best sex I ever had."

Another young hybrid mum is Aluna Verse, from Los Angeles, California.

Between them Bridget and Aluna claim to have 13 children fathered by aliens.

The website, which also charges for other similar sessions and asks for donations, says there are millions of hybrid parents on Earth who have conceived children with aliens either through artificial insemination or full sex, and many remain unaware.

The community was founded by Sharon McCormick, aged in her 60s, and former marketing executive Miss Nielsen.

On the website Ms McCormick says: "Since I discovered six and a half years ago that I have many hybrid children, my mission in life has become to help spread the word that they’re real, positive and loving, and to support the parents, siblings and friends of these remarkable kids.

"The concept of hybrid children is so new to so many of us that I believe connecting with each other is of primary importance for moving us all ahead toward the day when we will be vibrationally ready for the children to arrive on Earth."

Members of the group believe aliens have been harvesting their DNA to create children that combine the best of both human and alien characteristics over a period several years.

Miss Nielson said alien sex was the "best ever" and refuted claims from sceptics of a lack of evidence for the cosmic carnal encounters, saying ETs only take women who, "want to be taken".

She lives with her dad but claims to have four boys and six girls who she has regular contact with.

She said: "They are not just taking our children - they are creating a hybrid race to better humanity."

The parents draw their hybrid children who look, as you might expect like a human/reptilian cross breed with big black eyes.

Ms Verse, a computer game designer who claims to have three hybrids, says she was taken on board a spaceship in a "dream state" and she has vivid memories of the sex.

She said: "I was in a classroom setting with other humans.

"All of sudden I'm sat next to this green reptilian creature and immediately I'm so sexually turned on looking at this being.

"I was very surprised. We're making love in this classroom in front of everyone. Everyone turned their attention to us.

"It sounds crazy and people have asked if I'm off my meds, but this is really happening."

Philip Mollica from Clarkston, Michigan, aged in his 50s, claims to have been discovering his hybrid children since 2012.

He said: " I feel a great love for these children, mine and all the others as well. I look forward with great anticipation as this all unfolds."

In an almost cult-like move, the group say they are planning to establish a property where they can live together as a safe place for their children to visit.

Ms Nielson said: "It will be somewhere away from the cities, somewhere where the children can visit, run free and express themselves. People say we are crazy but we are not, this is really happening to us."

Source: The Express

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