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- ELECTION ROUND-UP DEPARTMENT -
Hillary tells Radio Show UFOs Still on Agenda
By Alejandro Rojas
As we all know, Hillary Clinton has been campaigning in New York, and on Monday, while in East Harlem, she sat down with the Power 105.1 Breakfast Club. One of the hosts, who believes he may have been abducted by aliens, asked if she was really going to tell the truth about UFOs. Hillary said, “I am.”
This is one of several times Clinton has confirmed her earlier statement that if she is president she will try to declassify files on UFOs. However, she does add the caveat that she will not be able to release any files that are closed due to national security.
She told the Breakfast Club, “I mean, if there’s some huge national security thing and I can’t get agreement to open them, I won’t. But I do want to open them because I’m interested.”
When asked if she believes in UFOs, Clinton replied, “I don’t know. I want to see what the information shows. But there are enough stories out there that I don’t think everybody is just sitting in their kitchen, making them up. I think that people see things. What they see, I don’t know. But we have got to try to give people information. I believe in that.”
The Power 105.1 Breakfast Club is hosted by Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee. Charlamagne is the host who asked about UFOs, and when he did, Yee was quick to point out that Charlamagne had his own sighting and may have been attacked. Charlamagne confirmed that he believes he may have been abducted several times.
There has been a lot of debate as to why Clinton keeps discussing UFOs when asked. Typically, politicians gloss over the topic or make a joke of it. However, she has repeatedly answered confidently that she intends to look into the matter. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, says he looked into them and did not find anything.
The cynical view would be that Clinton has no interest in the topic, she is just pandering for the “UFO vote.” In the past, the strategy of answering UFO questions straight forward has been detrimental. When presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich was asked during a presidential debate in 2008 about a UFO sighting he claimed to have had with Shirley MacLaine, his answer was met with laughter. Some feel this moment seriously damaged his campaign.
If talking UFOs is damaging to a presidential campaign, then maybe she really does have an interest in UFOs. As we have written about before, there is some evidence that she had discussions about UFOs with the late Laurance Rockefeller, who was a family friend and advocate of serious UFO research.
However, Lee Speigel of the Huffington Post argues in an article about these recent statements that the “UFO vote” could number in the millions. He references a 2012 National Geographic survey which showed that 36% of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited Earth, and 80% believe the U.S. government is keeping information on UFOs hidden from the public.
As Speigel points out, “That’s a lot of potential, UFO-friendly, registered voters.”
Source: Open Minds
- IMPOSSIBLE TRUSTER MAY BE POSSIBLE DEPARTMENT -
Theory on Inertia May Explain how EM-Drive Works
About 10 years ago, a little-known aerospace engineer called Roger Shawyer made an extraordinary claim. Take a truncated cone, he said, bounce microwaves back and forth inside it and the result will be a thrust toward the narrow end of the cone. Voila … a revolutionary thruster capable of sending spacecraft to the planets and beyond. Shawyer called it the EmDrive.
Shawyer’s announcement was hugely controversial. The system converts one type of energy into kinetic energy, and there are plenty of other systems that do something similar. In that respect it is unremarkable.
The conceptual problems arise with momentum. The system’s total momentum increases as it begins to move. But where does this momentum come from? Shawyer had no convincing explanation, and critics said this was an obvious violation of the law of conservation of momentum.
Shawyer countered with experimental results showing the device worked as he claimed. But his critics were unimpressed. The EmDrive, they said, was equivalent to generating a thrust by standing inside a box and pushing on the sides. In other words, it was snake oil.
Since then, something interesting has happened. Various teams around the world have begun to build their own versions of the EmDrive and put them through their paces. And to everyone’s surprise, they’ve begun to reproduce Shawyer’s results. The EmDrive, it seems, really does produce thrust.
In 2012, a Chinese team said it had measured a thrust produced by its own version of the EmDrive. In 2014, an American scientist built an EmDrive and persuaded NASA to test it with positive results.
And last year, NASA conducted its own tests in a vacuum to rule out movement of air as the origin of the force. NASA, too, confirmed that the EmDrive produces a thrust. In total, six independent experiments have backed Shawyer’s original claims.
That leaves an important puzzle—how to explain the seeming violation of conservation of momentum.
Today we get an answer of sorts thanks to the work of Mike McCulloch at Plymouth University in the U.K. McCulloch’s explanation is based on a new theory of inertia that makes startling predictions about the way objects move under very small accelerations.
First some background. Inertia is the resistance of all massive objects to changes in motion or accelerations. In modern physics, inertia is treated as a fundamental property of massive objects subjected to an acceleration. Indeed, mass can be thought of as a measure of inertia. But why inertia exists at all has puzzled scientists for centuries.
McCulloch’s idea is that inertia arises from an effect predicted by general relativity called Unruh radiation. This is the notion that an accelerating object experiences black body radiation. In other words, the universe warms up when you accelerate.
According to McCulloch, inertia is simply the pressure the Unruh radiation exerts on an accelerating body.
That’s hard to test at the accelerations we normally observe on Earth. But things get interesting when the accelerations involved are smaller and the wavelength of Unruh radiation gets larger.
At very small accelerations, the wavelengths become so large they can no longer fit in the observable universe. When this happens, inertia can take only certain whole-wavelength values and so jumps from one value to the next. In other words, inertia must quantized at small accelerations.
McCulloch says there is observational evidence for this in the form of the famous fly by anomalies. These are the strange jumps in momentum observed in some spacecraft as they fly past Earth toward other planets. That’s exactly what his theory predicts.
Testing this effect more carefully on Earth is hard because the accelerations involved are so small. But one way to make it easier would be to reduce the size of allowed wavelengths of Unruh radiation. “This is what the EmDrive may be doing,” says McCulloch.
The idea is that if photons have an inertial mass, they must experience inertia when they reflect. But the Unruh radiation in this case is tiny. So small in fact that it can interact with its immediate environment. In the case of the EmDrive, this is the truncated cone.
The cone allows Unruh radiation of a certain size at the large end but only a smaller wavelength at the other end. So the inertia of photons inside the cavity must change as they bounce back and forth. And to conserve momentum, this must generate a thrust.
McCulloch puts this theory to the test by using it to predict the forces it must generate. The precise calculations are complex because of the three-dimensional nature of the problem, but his approximate results match the order of magnitude of thrust in all the experiments done so far.
Crucially, McCulloch’s theory makes two testable predictions. The first is that placing a dielectric inside the cavity should enhance the effectiveness of the thruster.
The second is that changing the dimensions of the cavity can reverse the direction of the thrust. That would happen when the Unruh radiation better matches the size of the narrow end than the large end. Changing the frequency of the photons inside the cavity could achieve a similar effect.
McCulloch says there is some evidence that exactly this happens. “This thrust reversal may have been seen in recent NASA experiments,” he says.
That’s an interesting idea. Shawyer’s EmDrive has the potential to revolutionize spaceflight because it requires no propellant, the biggest limiting factor in today’s propulsion systems. But in the absence of any convincing explanation for how it works, scientists and engineers are understandably wary.
McCulloch’s theory could help to change that, although it is hardly a mainstream idea. It makes two challenging assumptions. The first is that photons have inertial mass. The second is that the speed of light must change within the cavity. That won’t be easy for many theorists to stomach.
But as more experimental confirmations of Shawyer’s EmDrive emerge, theorists are being forced into a difficult position. If not McCulloch’s explanation, then what?
Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1604.03449 : Testing Quantized Inertia on the EmDrive
Source: Technology Review
- IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE DEPARTMENT -
Cyber Ghosts and E-Mail From the Dead
Computers, cellphones and digital cameras create new ways to experience the paranormal
His wife had died, but he kept her e-mail account open and checked it regularly to see if she had any messages from far-flung friends or acquaintances who didn't know she had passed away.
On the anniversary of their first date, a strange e-mail arrived with an attachment that had nothing in it. He checked to see who it was from, but there were no names in the "from" header area. On their wedding anniversary, an identical message arrived. He became convinced, he explained on a website devoted to the paranormal, that it was his dead wife trying to communicate with him.
E-mail and cellphone calls from the dead. Ghostly orbs that appear in pictures taken by digital cameras. Demons captured on cellphone cameras. New technology is having an impact on how people experience the paranormal.
"Any technology throughout history has been adapted to two things -- first of all pornography and secondly, the paranormal," James Alcock, a professor at York University who specializes in the psychology of belief, said. He is a founding member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, a group that has investigated and exposed psychics, spoon benders, alien abductees and poltergeists since it was formed in the mid-1970s.
But for some, cyberspace extends to the great beyond, and the Web is a worldwide Ouija board. There are thousands of websites devoted to the paranormal, where people report their supernatural experiences. Many are encounters with old-fashioned-style ghosts and apparitions, the kind that inspired the most spectral Halloween costumes you'll see on the dark streets tonight.
But a growing number involve modern technology, like cellphones. A young man gets calls from a grandparent warning that he left the oven on. What's remarkable is that Grandma is dead, said Amy Allen, Ontario director for Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation, an organization that includes about 75 paranormal investigators in Canada, and another 60 or so in the United States and around the world. These calls, she said, have always proved impossible to trace.
There are also reports of mysterious e-mails, like the one posted on a paranormal website by the man, who identified himself as Tom, who believed his wife had attempted to contact him on two important anniversaries in their relationship.
He's in good company. Even Thomas Edison saw new technology as a possible channel of communication with the spirit world, Dr. Alcock said. The inventor tried to make contact through a phonograph-like device in the 1890s and then tried again in the 1920s with chemical equipment.
The advent of photography was closely followed by mysterious pictures of ghosts, and today, digital cameras have sparked a similar boom in spooky pictures, including many containing strange, transparent orbs. Darryll Walsh, executive director of the Halifax-based Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada, said they are caused by the flash being too close to the lens in the point-and-shoot cameras.
"People want to see something," he said.
Once the telephone became popular, people reported calls from dead loved ones. The advent of television brought reports of people seeing faces of the dead on the screen. For several decades, people have reported hearing the voices of the dead on their tape recorders. The messages -- phrases like "Save Me" -- have not always been comforting.
Technology has meant changes for paranormal investigators such as Elliott Van Dusen, with the British Columbia Branch of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation. He and his colleagues look into reports of the paranormal, looking for rational explanations. They offer their services for free.
He still gets lots of "conventional" cases and has been asked to investigate reports of strange noises at an abandoned military base, and a house that the residents believed was haunted by a mysterious visitor who left pennies in strange places.
But he recently received an e-mail from a young man in Germany. He said he and his friend were goofing around, taking pictures with his cellphone camera. When they looked at the digital photo, they say they saw what looked like a demon. It was a shadowy, skeletal face, obscured by smoke. He told Mr. Van Dusen that the "thing" in the photograph looked as if it wanted to be seen, or was trying to get their attention.
Mr. Van Dusen was immediately suspicious, but the picture was too small for the kind of computer analysis that can detect tampering. In the field report, he and his colleagues conclude that it looked remarkably like the faked ghost photos that were so popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But they couldn't say for sure that it was fraud.
"Technology is a Catch-22. Sometimes it is easy to tell if something is fake because of technology," he said.
But it also can make it easier for someone to perpetrate a hoax.
Mr. Van Dusen, 22 and finishing off a sociology degree, has been investigating reports of the paranormal since he was 16. He grew up near Halifax, where Mr. Walsh teaches two courses on the paranormal at a local community college.
At first, Mr. Van Dusen was excited by the thought of finding a real ghost.
"As time went on," he said, "I started to get more skeptical."
Source: Globe and Mail
- MASS HYSTERIA OR SOMETHING ELSE DEPARTMENT -
Students at Malaysian School Plagued By "Bad Spirits"
KOTA BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The principal of the Malaysian school hit with "mass hysteria" has appealed for "professional help" to resolve the situation, as the country's Education Ministry awaits a full report into the case.
Speaking at a press conference in Kelantan state capital Kota Baru on Thursday (April 14), Ms Siti Hawa Mat said the studies of students of SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 were disrupted, and her administration was at their wits' end to find a way to rid the school of "bad spirits".
"We had to close the school yesterday. To date, we have more than eight ustaz, bomoh and Islamic traditional experts to help us chase away spirits that are said to be in the school compound," she said.
The gates of a school in Malaysia's state of Kelantan, where more than 100 students and teachers have been plauged by "mass hysteria", were closed to reporters on Sunday (April 17) - the day the school was set to reopen - but screams were heard coming from the classrooms.
SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 was shut down for three days last Thursday to allow bomohs, ustaz and Islamic traditional practitioners to rid the place of bad spirits.
It does not seem to be working.
Pressmen and photographers, who were stationed in front of the school, were shocked to hear the screaming and shouts emanating from the school compounds.
The school administration has conducted a two-hour recital of Quranic verses and held prayers together with the students.
It is learnt that a Chinese bomoh from Perak and his team entered the school compounds to assist in the situation.
At about 11:30am, more screams and shouts were heard, and attempts by the media to enter the school were unsuccessful.
Students and teachers have claimed to have seen paranormal beings like black spectres, pontianak and pochong.
Physical education teacher Norlelawati Ramli, 32, who was affected by the hysteria, said she felt something pinning her down.
She said she saw a black spectre right after she tended to one of the affected female students.
Several sceptical students said they managed to capture images of a white spectre resembling a pocong (ghostly figure encased in a shroud) at the school canteen, the hall and classrooms on Saturday night.
A student who declined to be named said a female schoolmate who was "possessed" the second time jumped off a flight of stairs at the third floor of the school, but luckily her fall was broken by several male students who were at the bottom of the staircase.
"She was supposed to skip classes today, and I cannot understand why she came to school after being possessed," she said.
Another student, who wanted to be identified only as Ina, said her parents did not allow her to attend school on Sunday after she was struck by hysteria last week.
"I cannot explain how I became possessed, but I could not move and fainted until I was revived by an ustaz," said Ina, who came with her parents to pick up her brother from school.
Source: Straits Times
- PARALLELS BETWEEN PANICS DEPARTMENT -
Spring Heeled Jack and the Monkey Man
By Micah Hanks
On May 13, 2001 — a day often regarded among the superstitious for the poor luck it may bring — reports of a strange animal began to appear in areas around New Delhi, India. At least fifteen residents reported encountering a creature that day, leaving several of them frightened, and some even suffering bites or other injuries.
Two days later, more reports began to emerge that involved a small group who claimed they had been chased by what they called a “monkey man”. While none of them were injured this time, one of the escapees, a pregnant mother, had reportedly fallen down a stairway during the ensuing panic.
The next disturbances would stem from the nearby town of Noida, where one man reportedly fell from a building while attempting to evade New Delhi’s strange new phantom attacker. By May 18, a passing motorist was mistaken for the monkey-like beast, as well as an elderly Sadhu, each of whom were attacked by fearful New Delhi residents.
At first glance, the so-called Monkey Man of New Delhi appears to be similar in description to the modern creature known as Bigfoot, as well as its anthropomorphic cousins around the world. However, there are a number of odd details underlying the Monkey Man story that suggest there may be more to this story, if not at very least some “mystery monster” as was reported.
Examining the wave of reports in contrast to religious traditions in the region, one might liken the “Monkey Man” to being some manifestation of the Indian god Hanuman, who traditionally bore aspects of both man and ape in appearance.
While a few reports described a gangly creature several heads taller than the average man, generally the creature was said to be little more than four-feet-tall, which bears more resemblance to reports of “hairy humanoids” from UFO literature of the last several decades (particularly throughout the 1960s and 70s).
Strangest of all had been the fact that, in many cases, the so-called “Monkey Man” hardly resembled any monkey at all. Reports of the beast varied greatly, despite never failing attribution to the same “monkey” from case to case, ranging from a bandaged, “mummy-like” fiend, to that of an odd, mechanical entity more like a robot. In a number of reported cases, the creature, while maintaining many of its primate-like features, was said to have worn a metallic helmet, in addition to having an armored breastplate and gloves fitted with sharp claws.
In the latter description, the “beast” of New Delhi begins to bear a remarkably close resemblance to the famous Spring Heeled Jack, who according to the traditional folklore of England began to appear in parts of Great Britain in the late 1930s. One famous instance, resulting from public outcry in the aftermath of Spring Heeled Jack encounters, recounts the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Cowan, speaking to the public in January of 1838, addressing an anonymous complaint from one “resident of Peckham”, who shared the following unusual description of the alleged monster:
“It appears that some individuals (of, as the writer believes, the highest ranks of life) have laid a wager with a mischievous and foolhardy companion, that he durst not take upon himself the task of visiting many of the villages near London in three different disguises — a ghost, a bear, and a devil.”
Indeed, the famous “devilish” appearance attributed to the Leaping Lout of London had not been the only guise this mischief-maker had taken, as the Peckham resident describes: other reports described it having a more beastly appearance, much like that of a bear that could walk on two legs.
If we ponder this for a moment, we might first ask why this creature had been described as resembling a bear, rather than a large ape or a gorilla? The answer may lay in the fact that, while vivid descriptions of “wild people” had already existed for centuries, the modern recognition of the western gorilla species would not come about until 1847, based upon Liberian specimens obtained by Thomas Savage and his naturalist companion, Jeffries Wyman. Hence, the “bear-like” description may be, in part, a result of a lack of familiarity with larger ape species among those in Britain at that time. As for what the “creature” may have been intended to resemble (especially if we follow the notion supposed by many at the time, which held that the “beast” was actually someone perpetrating a costumed prank), we need not look any further than the reports of so-called “Woodwoses” in the earlier folklore of the British Isles, which reveal the very prevalent imagery of wild men said to exist throughout the region’s wooded areas.
Can any connections be drawn between the reports of such creatures, which bore very similar strange characteristics, despite appearing nearly two centuries apart from each other? The prevailing modern interpretation of both sets of incidents today would seem to rely on the notion that a mass panic had resulted, possibly as a result of local pranksters at work.
However one chooses to interpret the stories, their similarities do beg some interest, especially in the realm of social movements, and the cultural ideas that shape our notions about the unexplained.
Source: Mysterious Universe
- SAFETY FIRST DEPARTMENT -
Woman Dies on Search for Pope Lick Monster
By Beth Warren
Two young Ohio tourists, searching for the Pope Lick Trestle monster while in Louisville, saw a train barreling their way with no time to run.
Safety was about 40 feet away, but Roquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend didn't have time to make it off the train trestle Saturday night. He dangled off the edge until the train could pass, but she didn't make it.
A Norfolk Southern train fatally struck Bain, who was then knocked more than 80 feet to the ground below.
Jeffersontown fire officials rescued the boyfriend, whose name has not been released, after he climbed back on top of the trestle, near the 3100 block of South Pope Lick Road close to Taylorsville Road, officials said.
Bain was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:39 p.m.
"It’s just so sad - a very pretty young girl who had her life in front of her," deputy coroner Jack Arnold said. "It's just so preventable."
In her purse, investigators found a work badge that indicated she had worked as a surgical assistant.
There were no signs the couple had been drinking or abusing drugs, but toxicology tests on the victim are pending, he said.
Homicide detectives with the Louisville Metro Police Department are investigating, but on Sunday spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said, "There's nothing to indicate foul play."
The train engineer told officials his speed was 32 mph when he saw the couple, sounded the horn and tried to brake, Arnold said. Investigators will review the train's video footage, he said.
The boyfriend told officials he and Bain came to town from Dayton for a paranormal tour scheduled from 10 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Brandon Barnes, a security guard at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, said Bain had purchased two tickets online for $25 each for Saturday night's guided tour, which was attended by 45 ghost hunters.
Bain and her boyfriend decided to spend time beforehand hunting for the Pope Lick monster, the subject of an urban legend and popularized on videos on YouTube and other social media sites and in a movie.
The legend is when you're running across the trestle goatman will reach up and grab your legs and hold you down until the train comes by and that's the way he gets his revenge.
The deputy coroner said he personally has investigated a handful of fatal train incidents that ranged from a homeless person falling asleep on the tracks, to a thrill seeker misjudging the time they had to get off the tracks to someone committing suicide.
During his investigation, Arnold said he has learned that the area is popular with teens and young adults - especially on New Year's.
One Instagram photo from 2014, which got 188 likes, shows an Eastern High School graduate and a friend with their legs dangling off the trestle and proclaiming, "The Pope Lick Monster didn't get us, but a train almost did!"
The Pope Lick Monster is said to be a strange, savage amalgamation. He’s often described as a large humanoid creature with furry, goat-like legs, alabaster skin, wide-set eyes, and horns that protrude from greasy fur. The monster is sometimes referred to as Goatman or even Sheepman. According to story, the beast was originally captured in the wilds of Canada around the end of the 19th century.
The Goatman became the star of a circus’s freak show until an electrical storm caused a train derailment. This devil-like creature was supposedly the only survivor. Instead of returning to the vast northern wilderness, the Goatman made his way to the Pope Lick Trestle, and is said to reside there even now.
The monster is said to possess a wide array of supernatural skills to lure people out onto the trestle including mimicry, telepathy, and/or hypnosis. Once a victim is lured onto the trestle, the Pope Lick Monster uses its abhorrent physical appearance to frighten its intended victims, causing them to leap or fall to their demise.
Climbing onto the trestle for a glimpse of the Pope Lick Monster has long been a recreational activity for reckless Louisville-area youths. While even entertaining the idea of such an absurd creature might make even the most ardent paranormal enthusiast feel foolish, the Pope Lick Monster has killed at least three people, now four.
The December 30th, 1988 Louisville Courier-Journal ran a front page article entitled Trestle of Death, in which it records two tragedies. Jack “J.C.” Charles Bahm II, a 17-year old Spalding University student, was struck and killed by a train February 18, 1987 while crossing the trestle. He has since been eulogized at the site of his death. “JC we love and miss you” is spray painted on the trestle’s base. In May 1987, 19-year-old David Wayne Bryant died of injuries obtained in 1986 when he jumped from the trestle to dodge an oncoming locomotive.
Versions of the Pope Lick Monster legend have been in circulation since the 1960s, and the area around the trestle was a popular party location for area youth, but it took the Louisville premiere of the 1988 short film “The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster” to persuade the railroad it needed something more daunting than trampled chicken wire to keep the public off the trestle. The night of said premiere, two boys were arrested when they attempted to climb out onto the trestle. Immediately thereafter, a six-foot high security fence was installed.
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