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- Has Teleportation Been Achieved? -
- More Forgotten Sea Serpents -
- Massive Block of Ice Falls Into Family's Back Yard -
AND: Bizarre "Blood Suckers" Panic Erupts in Malawi
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Biblical UFO Revelations
CHRISTIAN MINISTER MAINTAINS – MIRACLES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE!
The Reverend Barry Downing’s credentials are impressive, adding scholarly weight to his theories regarding anomalous and miraculous events as portrayed in the Old and New Testaments. Downing holds a Ph.D. in the relation between religion and science from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland. He also has a bachelor’s degree in physics from New York’s Hartwick College as well as a degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Downing has studied the Bible most of his life. . .
Not unusual for a pastor, but what makes his evangelistic career unique is that he has also studied the UFO phenomena since the mid-1950s. The combination of both pursuits resulted in the 1968 publication of his controversial book, “The Bible and Flying Saucers,” which would lay important groundwork regarding the blending of the divine with the theory that earth has been visited by extraterrestrials in ancient times and that these visitations continue to this day. This work is his long awaited sequel in which he expands upon the polemic issues previously put forth, including that the –
** Parting of the Red Sea in the Bible’s Exodus was accomplished by a cylindrical UFO, a cigars haped ship whose kind is still reported.
** That Jesus was an extraterrestrial sent to earth to rid the world of sin and wickedness, quoting Biblical text to support his claim.
** That Jesus left earth in a spaceship to another planet, or perhaps another spatial dimension.
** That angels were actually aliens and that the “angelic aliens” spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai where he boarded a UFO to receive the Ten Commandments and specifications for the construction of the Tabernacle. It was aliens who guided the ancient Israelites, providing them with manna in the wilderness.
** In the modern world, Downing contends with mainstream religion’s refusal to take the subject seriously. Christian liberals don’t want to hear the miracles of the Bible were real and Christian conservatives don’t want the miracles credited to simple aliens in flying saucers. Thus one can see that Downing, an ordained minister, is bravely risking disapproval from a wide swathe of fellow Christians not ready for his message. Many of the issues discussed by the author raise the issue of ontology, or what is real and what is the nature of being.
Rev. Downing believes that recent discoveries in quantum physics tend to confirm that Biblical phenomena could be real. “Modern quantum physics has revealed a world,” he states, “that is not full of ‘solid objects’ on one hand and space on the other, but rather a dynamic world in which solid objects are mostly space, with various types of quantum energy spinning away to create the illusion of solid objects, making it difficult to know for certain what we think we know.” As for a possible global cover-up of the UFO phenomenon, Rev. Downing espouses the theory that if UFOs truly carry the angels of Christ, their “strange technology and behavior” may be as upsetting to government scientists as the Resurrection of Jesus was to the disciples. “Their ‘real-world’ understanding had to expand, and so must ours,” he rightfully concludes.
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Has Teleportation Been Achieved?
By Arjun Walia
If you haven’t already heard, quantum teleportation has actually been achieved, and in fact, scientists from China recently set the record for the farthest quantum teleportation ever, when they beamed a photon in its quantum state into orbit. This brings several quantum mechanical concepts into the equation, including quantum entanglement. When “teleportation” is referenced here, it’s also a verification that comes from recent studies which have confirmed entanglement to be real, something Einstein referred to as “spooky action at a distance.” “Action at a distance implies that a physical object can be moved by non-physical means, so not by touch or physical force, but other forces, including mental forces, as this article suggests. With entanglement, it means that either information is travelling faster than the speed of light, or better yet, instantaneously.
These findings contradict some laws that provide the foundation of modern physics, but the rate at which more is discovered is accelerating exponentially, and the foundations of what we call science needs a big time change. It’s happened before, and it is happening now.
“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” This statement (worldview statement) was by Lord Kelvin in 1900, which was shattered only five years later when Einstein published his paper on special relativity. The new theories proposed by Einstein challenged the current (at that time) framework of understanding. This forced the scientific community to open up to an alternate view of the true nature of our reality.
Today, the same thing is needed, and the same thing is happening. Worldview paradigms are changing, yet old scientific dogma still sticks around and dominates.
It’s odd how subjects within the realm of parapsychology or “psi” have been and are still ridiculed, despite the fact that there have been and are studies at the highest levels of science. Even in several mainstream “peer-reviewed” scientific journals, studies examining remote viewing, clairvoyance, telepathy and more have all yielded statistically significant results that are on part with that of the “hard” sciences, which refers to engineering, physics, etc.
This is precisely why the American Institutes for Research concluded:
“The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance. Arguments that these results could be due to methodological flaws in the experiments are soundly refuted. Effects of similar magnitude to those found in government-sponsored research at SRI and SAIC have been replicated at a number of laboratories across the world. Such consistency cannot be readily explained by claims of flaws or fraud.”
The fact that these sciences became black budget only gives it more credibility, and this is shown again by a document titled “Research into Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers,” in which the abstract reads as follows:
“This article uses strict scientific procedures, one of a kind test samples, videotape, and high speed photography to demonstrate the objective existence of the paranormal ability of breaking through spatial barriers. It also shows the physical process of this ability. It demonstrates that through the function of the paranormal ability, the macrobody was able to pass through the wall of a container and be removed, but no visible damage to the wall of the container was detected.”
This particular document, which was declassified through a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA), outlines specific people with very special abilities and how they’ve been studied by thousands of scientists and governments around the world for a very long time.
This is important to acknowledge, because a constant “bash” of quantum physics is that, what we see at the quantum scale, which is the smallest observable level of what we believe to be the make up of our world, matter, is not seen at levels of reality that scale up to full physical objects.
So, for example, when it comes to teleportation, mainstream science has to acknowledge that yes, at quantum scales teleportation of “matter” in its quantum state has happened, but they are very reluctant to acknowledge that it applies at the level of full physical matter.
It’s important to mention that Eric Davis, Ph.D, FBIS, mentions in a declassified US Air Force document obtained via the Federation of American Scientists, that Chinese scientists have reported that ‘gifted children’ were responsible for the teleportation of small, physical objects from one place to another. Some of these objects included watches, horseflies, other insects, radio micro-transmitters, photosensitive paper and more. The participants never touched the objects beforehand. The experiments were done under both blind and double-blind conditions and the researches involved came from various colleges and sectors of the Department of Defense. This is an exceptional case because it was deemed necessary that an unclassified Intelligence Information Report be prepared for public viewing. (source)
According to Davis, “The results of the Chinese Teleportation experiments can simply be explained as a human consciousness phenomenon that somehow acts to move or rotate test specimens through a 4th spacial dimension, so that specimens are able to penetrate the solid walls/barriers of their containers without physically breaching them.” – Eric Davis, Ph.D, FBIS (source)
Perhaps it’s simply so mind-altering to think about, that even in the wake of credible evidence, some still have a hard time accepting it, perhaps because it simply challenges long held belief systems.
“Despite the unrivaled empiricial success of quantum theory, the very suggestion that it may be literally true as a description of nature is still greeted with cynicism, incomprehension and even anger.” – (T. Folger, “Quantum Shmantum;” Discover 22:37-43, 2001)
Physicist Russell Targ, the co-founder of a 23-year long government research program known as Stargate, recently gave a TED talk called “Everything I Know About ESP,” which was then cancelled.
Stargate included successful examples of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, remote viewing, and more.
So, how can we continue to assume that the strange phenomena that have been observed at the quantum level don’t apply to the full scale level that we perceive? After all, it’s the same ‘bits of matter’ that we perceive, which makes up the physical realm anyways. The interesting thing about all these findings shows us that there are non-physical realms and forces that also play, perhaps an even more important role for understanding the true nature of reality.
This is exactly why a group of internationally recognized scientists have come together to emphasize the importance of what is still commonly overlooked in the mainstream scientific community, the fact that matter (protons, electrons, photons, anything that has a mass) is not the only reality).
Source: Collective Evolution
- BEASTS OF THE DEEP DEPARTMENT -
More Forgotten Sea Serpents
By Malcolm Smith
Last month, when I was researching forgotten sea serpent reports from Australian newspapers of the 1930s, I discovered a number of reports of sightings in other parts of the world. This, of course, would be expected. However, when I cross-checked them against Bernard Heuvelmans' comprehensive work, In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents, I discovered some which had been missed by even his eagle eye. On the assumption that they are therefore largely unknown to the general public, I feel obliged to put them on record here. Some of them were no doubt reported in more detail in the newspapers of their countries of origin, but I do not have access to them.
Newcastle, NSW, 1893. First of all, here is an old one from Australia itself. It is taken from The Age (Melbourne) of Monday 3 April 1893, page 6.
THE SEA SERPENT AGAIN
Once more we hear the great sea serpent has been disporting itself before the astonished gaze of a ship's company, this time on the Australian coast. The steamer Industry reached the Bay yesterday afternoon from Newcastle, and the officers related an account of how they saw this mysterious monster. "At 2.30 p.m. on the 25th ult.," runs the narrative, "when the ship was about 10 miles [16 km] north of Montague Island, and about 6 miles from the land, a sea serpent rose out of the water about 200 yards from the vessel, which was going at about 10 miles an hour. As it rose it caused a great commotion, and when about 15 feet [4½ m] above the surface it commenced swinging its head about after the manner of the giants in a pantomime. The eyes and ears were very large, and the portion of the body out of the water was covered by large scales of a dirty brown and white color. Three times it rose in 10 minutes, and then swam away towards the shore, leaving a ripple behind it.
SS Aro, 1911. This incident was published in The Times 22 years after the event, but was apparently written immediately after the event. I have taken the story from page 2 of the Kalgoorlie Miner, Thursday 2 February 1933.
THE SEA SERPENT
A CAPTAIN'S EXPERIENCE
In a letter to 'The Times' Sir William Brandford Griffith writes : — In a leading article in your issue of October 30 you referred to the reticence of sailors on the subject of the sea serpent and the invariable ridicule the subject excites. I enclose a note made immediately after the occurrence of a well authenticated case. I was on deck at the time, and was called, but half asleep in a deck chair, I did not realise what was passing until too late. Mr. Punch, who made the note, is a trained botanist and a reliable observer; he tells me that he sent the note to Professor Ray Lankester, who treated it with scorn. When I asked the skipper if he proposed to enter the occurrence in the log the reply was, 'If I did I should lose my ship.' That explains a captain's reticence.
On Saturday, March 11, 1911, the s.s. Aro was proceeding homeward bound from Sierra Leone towards Las Palmas. At about 11.45 a.m. her position was about lat. 18.15 N.,long. 17.34 W. Captain Pooley was on deck and observed on the starboard bow a mass in the water, which at first he took to be seaweed. On approaching nearby he observed that it was moving, and then distinctly saw that it was a living creature. He called to a passenger, Mr. Punch, who was on deck, and directed his attention to the creature in the water, saying that it appeared to be a sea serpent. At the same time he saw the creature raise its head above the water. The head was shaped like that of a turtle, and immediately behind the head were a pair of diamond-shaped fins. The head, and fins were black or dark in colour. The creature lowered its head into the water, exposing a section of its body above the water. The section was round in shape, about 18 in. to 24 in. [45 to 60 cm] in diameter, and of brownish-white colour on the side exposed to view. At some distance behind and submerged another light coloured section of the body could be seen. Captain Pooley estimated that the length of the creature would be not less than 40 ft. [12 metres] Its movements appeared to be sluggish. The steamer passed within 30 ft. to 40 ft. [9 to 12 metres] from it, and there was time to observe it carefully.
Mr. Punch, on hearing the call from Captain Pooley, saw plainly the two light-coloured masses in the water in front as the steamer approached. He did not see the head, but distinctly and plainly saw one section of the body about 10 ft. to 12 ft. [3 - 3.6 m] in length exposed above the water, with the other light-coloured section some distance behind. He called to another passenger, Captain Craven, to come and observe the creature. Captain Craven came and distinctly saw the two light coloured masses in the water as the steamer passed at a distance of about 20 ft. to 30 ft. [6 to 9 metres] There was a strong head wind, and the creature passed astern somewhat slowing, so that there was time for careful observation. Messrs, Punch and Craven are clear that the body was round in shape and of about 18 in. to 24 in. in diameter. Captain Craven agrees with Captain Pooley that the length of the creature would not be less than 40 ft. The water was quite clear, and the body could be plainly seen under the water.
I hereby certify to the foregoing statement, and subscribe my signature.— Ric. Pooley, master, R.M.S. Aro.
The above statement is correct. — Cyril Punch, district commissioner, S. Nigeria; J. Craven, captain,West A.F.F.-, S. Leone.
U28/Iberian Incident of 1915. This is a "classic" sighting which has been retold many times. Probably the best source is Mike Dash's article here. Essentially, in 1915, the British steamer, Iberian was sunk by the German submarine, U28. In 1933, when the Loch Ness Monster was in the news, the U-boat's captain, Baron von Forstner narrated in a German newspaper how, immediately after the sinking, an underwater explosion threw to the surface a lot of wreckage, plus a mysterious creature which resembled a crocodile 20 metres in length.
A picture, of course, is worth a thousand words, and thus drawings of mystery animals have a tendency to become the popular perception of any sighting. In this case, Dash cites the opinion of zoologist, Dr Darren Naish that the sketch was copied from a stuffed specimen of a baby crocodile or caiman. I would agree. Whenever we see such an illustration, it is important to ask whether it was drawn by:
the witness himself,
a professional artist on the witness's instructions (an identikit, in other words), or
a professional artist producing his own impression of the sighting based on the text, without any input with the witness.
Thus, R.T. Gould pointed out that, compared to the text, the classic illustration of the Daedalus sea serpent much shortened the animal to fit into the pages of the magazine. I myself noticed that the illustration of the Umfuli sea serpent doesn't quite match the text. As for Hans Egede's 1734 sighting, the illustration was drawn much later by a person who had never ever met the witness.
All right, but the fact that a story is badly illustrated doesn't mean it is not true. However, Dash provides several lines of evidence for doubting von Forster's account: apart from the fundamental improbability of the event, it wasn't mentioned in the submarine's logbook, or von Forster's own 1917 memoires, and the multiple accounts of the sinking by the survivors failed to mention the explosion, let alone the monster.
What has all this got to do with this blog? Just that The Western Australian (Perth) published, on page 6 of its issue of Saturday 28 September 1935, the following letter from a reader, Matthew A. Utting:
A SEA-SERPENT HOAX.
To the Editor.
Sir, — In Life and Letters on Saturday last appeared the review of a book, "Mysteries of the Great War," by Harata T. Wilkins, wherein the author mentions the appearance of a sea-serpent, as seen by the commander of a German submarine which torpedoed the ship Iberian. I think I can give a different view of the matter. I was a passenger on the Centaur some weeks ago, travelling north from Fremantle, and my cabin-mate was a German traveller going to Batavia [now Jakarta], a Mr. Wegener. During our conversations he told me the story of the sea-serpent. Wegener has a close friend, who during the war was the commander of a German submarine. This commander, while reading about the monster of Loch Ness recently, decided to play a joke on the German public. He wrote to the newspapers stating that during the war, just after the Iberian sank, she exploded under the water, and a sea-serpent was blown into the air. He wrote the description of this animal on a sheet of paper, which he placed in the log-book. As all the log-books are kept, a large number of people, on reading about the sea-serpent rushed to investigate. They found the log-book page containing the report of the sinking of the Iberian, but no sheet of paper describing a sea-serpent. When they questioned the commander he said, "Well, it must have become lost," so that the public were nicely hoaxed. Evidently the author of the book has also been fooled, as he includes the story without any reservations. This story is vouched for by Mr. Wegener, and I feel sure that he would verify my statement. The submarine mentioned was the first one made by Germany. It was captured later by the Allies, but was returned to Germany after the war, and is now in a museum. [In fact, it was sunk. See Dash's article.]
— Yours, etc., MATTHEW A. UTTING.
Now, before we get carried away, remember that skepticism cuts both ways. Just as we should hesitate to accept a fantastic story at face value, we should not leap uncritically at any third hand tale which appears to explain it away. Nevertheless, I consider this one more large nail in the coffin of the U28/Iberian sea serpent account. Who would have thought that a tale in a German newspaper could be debunked by an obscure newspaper on the other side of the world?
Aden, 1933. On page 432, Heuvelmans has a footnote:
In 1935 a dozen people again saw one [ie a sea serpent] in Largs Bay, also in the Gulf of Aden.
Wrong on nearly all accounts. The event took place in 1933, not 1935. It did happen near Aden, but Larg's Bay (does it sound like an Arabic name?) is not there, but is next to Adelaide, South Australia. More to the point, it was the name of a ship which docked at Southampton on approximately 22 May 1933, and presumably immediately told her story to the English press. This was subsequently picked up by a large number of Australian regional newspapers, with minimal verbal variation, over the following three months - proving that old news is not necessarily bad news. I shall take this one from the Cairns Post (Queensland) of Wednesday 24 May 1933, page 9.
SIGHTED OFF ADEN
LARGS BAY STORY
(Australian Cable Service)
LONDON, May 23.
The s.s. Largs Bay, which has arrived at Southampton from Australia reports having sighted a sea serpent off Aden. It jumped partly out of the water about a cable's length from the ship. Eye-witnesses say that they saw about 20 feet [6 m] of the monster. It appeared like an elongated fish and reared itself twice from the sea. It had a bulging head,the circumference of which was greater than the body. A long spike or tongue projected from the snout.
England, 1937. This was originally published in an English journal, the Daily Sketch, which I am unable to access. I shall therefore quote the first of the five Australian newspapers which picked it up over a period of two weeks. It was on page 8 of the Advocate of Burnie, Tasmania in the issue of Thursday 30 December 1937,
SEA SERPENT STORY FROM ENGLAND
A white sea serpent, humps and a face like a camel and eyes bigger than golf balls, has been seen by Mr. Harold Groves, head Gardener to Cyril Maude, the actor. Mr. Groves is a steady man, says Mr. Maude, who accepts as fact what the gardener saw as he was fishing one evening in Redlap Cove, Dartmouth (Eng.).
"I was looking out to sea," Groves said, "when I saw, about 50 yards away, a creature swimming in the water. "It had three humps, and there was at least 12 feet [3.6 m] of its body above the surface. I picked up my fishing gear to climb to the cliff-top for a better view, but when I raised my head again I was startled to see, right in front of me, the head of the monster. It was less than five yards away, and it stared at me for about 10 seconds before it submerged.
Tuft On The Top.
"The monster had a face like a camel. The head was about two feet [60 cm] long, and a tuft of hair on the top of the skull was quite thick. Otherwise the head was entirely hairless. The skin was almost white. It had large, unblinking eyes, bigger than golf balls, and it was very uncanny the way it stared at me. I have never credited stories of sea monsters, but there was no mistake about this one."
Mr. Maude did not see the monster, but his comment to me was: "My gardener is a very steady and respectable fellow who has had a lot of experience of the sea. I am certain he did see the thing he has described to you."
It would have been nice to have been told the time of the sighting, or at least the lighting conditions. At Darmouth in the last week of the year, sunset is about a quarter past four, and dusk just before five. However, it is unlikely he was fishing in total darkness, and the short distance lends credence to the sighting. Apart from the unusual paleness of the animal, which might have been a lighting effect, the description fits well with the "long necked" sea serpent, and it is unlikely Mr. Groves would have been familiar with that.
South Africa, 1939
This article is from the Sunday Times (Perth) of 30 July 1939, on page 9. It sounds like a pretty standard "long necked" sea serpent. Unfortunately, I have no information about the alleged sighting five years before.
(By Air Mail)
Considerable excitement was prevalent at Umtentweni recently when a large sea serpent was seen by a European and several natives a few hundred yards out to sea. The serpent was moving towards the north. It was seen clearly.
At times it reared its head about 10 feet [3 metres] out of the water and then dived. Portions of its massive body were visible. The body appeared to be of a girth equal to that of a bullock. Its length was estimated at more than 100 feet [30 metres].
About five years ago two residents walking along the Umtentweni beach at dusk came upon a sea serpent in one of the large pools near the river mouth. In this case they were within a few feet of it. At the time this, discovery attracted a great deal of attention, especially as a few days later several other people saw the monster, which was estimated to be about 80 feet [24 metres] in length.
It is interesting that I found these accounts almost by accident. I wonder how many others are "out there" if one does a bit of research. I shall let you know if I find any more.
Source: Malcolm's Musings
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- SECRETS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY DEPARTMENT -
Prince Philip’s Uncle Was UFO Enthusiast
PRINCE Philip's uncle Lord Mountbatten was a UFO enthusiast and even wrote an official report about an alien in a silver spaceship landing on his estate, historical documents show.
Mountbatten was a "hugely important and influential ufologist" even though he kept his interest in the paranormal a secret throughout his life, according to UFO expert Alejandro Rojas.
Back in February, 1955, Mountbatten, who was often referred to as Prince Charles's "honorary godfather" and mentor because of his close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh, made an official report about a strange encounter his bricklayer Fred Briggs allegedly had with a flying saucer and an alien creature.
The report, which was uncovered after Mountbatten's 1979 death at the hands of the IRA, describes how a silver spaceship landed in the grounds of his Broadlands estate in Romsey, Hampshire.
The flying saucer hovered above the ground before a man dressed in overalls and a helmet descended from the bottom of the craft, according to the documents.
Fred was then reportedly knocked off his bike and held on the ground by an "unseen force".
"The object was shaped like a child's huge humming-top and half way between 20ft or 30ft in diameter," the official report states.
"Its colour was like dull aluminium, rather like a kitchen saucepan. It was shaped like the sketch which I have endeavoured to make, and had portholes all around the middle, rather like a steamer has."
It went on: "While I was watching, a column, about the thickness of a man, descended from the centre of the saucer and I suddenly noticed on it, what appeared to be a man, presumably standing on a small platform on the end.
"He did not appear to be holding on to anything. He seemed to be dressed in a dark suit of overalls and was wearing a close fitting hat or helmet."
Fred added: "As I stood there watching I suddenly saw a curious light come on in one of the portholes.
"It was a bluish light rather like a mercury vapour light.
"Although it was quite bright, it did not appear to be directed straight at me, nor did it dazzle me, but simultaneously with the light coming on I suddenly seemed to be pushed over and I fell down in the snow with my bicycle on top of me. What is more, I could not get up as though an unseen force was holding me down."
The flying saucer then disappeared out of sight "almost instantaneously".
Mountbatten went to investigate as soon as he heard the tale - and said that Fred's bike tracks left in the snow confirmed his movements.
In a signed statement, Mountbatten said: "Mr Briggs was still dazed when I first saw him and was worried that no one would believe his story.
"Indeed, he made a point of saying that he had never believed in Flying Saucer stories before, and had been absolutely amazed at what he had seen.
"He did not give me the impression of being the sort of man who would be subject to hallucinations or would in any way invent such as story.
"I am sure from the sincere way he gave his account that he, himself, is completely convinced of the truth of his own statement."
Ufologist Alejandro, who runs UFO site Open Minds TV, recounted the tale at the Devil's Tower UFO Rendezvous in Hulett, Wyoming.
He told Sun Online that Mountbatten was "instrumental" in developing the field of UFO investigations both in the UK and around the world.
"I think this story is incredibly important," he said.
"The Royals have had a history of being interested in the paranormal but Mountbatten was very interested in UFOs and he was instrumental in the UFO subject being taken more seriously and popularized in the UK.
"Prior to some of the more credible books about UFOs being serialised in the UK, British people thought Americans were silly in their attention to UFOs.
"Behind the scenes - and people didn't know at the time - Mountbatten was contacting different newspaper and trying to get them interested in serialising these UFO books.
"He then asked them not to tell anyone that it was him who had got them to do it. They respected his request and didn't let people know.
"That's what makes him so important to ufology - he got people interested in this subject.
"Another reason is that ufology got taken over by the UK in that official UFO investigations went all the way until 2008 whereas in the United States we stopped officially investigating them in 1969.
"There's a longer history of UFO investigation in the UK and that's a lot to do with Mountbatten.
"He was instrumental in making the investigation of UFOs more credible.
"But he kept his interest in UFOs secret while he was alive and it wasn't known about until after his death.
"Prince Philip also took an interest in ufology. He was very close to his uncle and always said he was more of a father to him.
"He definitely picked up the interest in UFOs - but we are not sure if Charles and the rest of the family did - although we can tell from their reading lists that they do request different paranormal books."
Source: The Sun
- A PARTY IN THE AFTERLIFE DEPARTMENT -
Haunted Playboy Mansion
By Paul Dale Roberts
RIP Hugh Hefner. Now that Hugh Hefner has moved onto the magnificent Playboy Mansion in the sky, let's talk about the Playboy Mansion. Is it haunted? I am not talking about the original Chicago Playboy Mansion. I am talking about the Playboy Mansion in Homby Hills, Ca. 10236 Charing Cross Road address to be exact.
I have never been to the Playboy Mansion, but I am actually connected to the Playboy Mansion. I cannot discuss how I am connected, but yes, I am connected. As for the original Playboy Mansion, there have been reports of people seeing scantily dressed women that would fade away into nothingness. Guests have also seen an older man wearing a top hat and black suit. While watching the older man, he will also fade out into nothingness. So it appears the original Playboy Mansion is definitely haunted. Plus, the original Playboy Mansion has a lot of history, it was built in the 1800s. When people see scantily dressed women at the original Playboy Mansion, they are probably seeing a residual haunting, not an intelligent haunting.
I believe that the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, CA will be haunted. The hauntings will be residual and some of the hauntings will be intelligent. Since there was a lot of partying and debauchery going on, the energy from these gatherings will resonate into the atmosphere for years to come. You will hear the sound of music, people laughing, feet shuffling (the sound of dancing), people talking loudly, splashes in the pool, giggling in the grotto, etc.
What is being experienced here is residual haunting, whenever there is something that is extremely negative or extremely positive, the energy is highly charged and will imprint permanently into the surrounding atmosphere. In one of my investigations, I went to a costume shop called Evangelines in Old Sacramento. People that frequent this costume shop in Old Sacramento, make claim that they hear laughter, people dancing, disco music on the 3rd floor. Why? Because on the 3rd floor in the 70s, this was a discotheque that was very popular, in fact I used to go there in the 70s, so my residual ghost is probably still on the 3rd floor dancing away to Donna Summer.
Like I said, I have never been to the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, but I will say that I am 99% sure that this mansion is haunted. I also believe that it has intelligent haunting activity there. I believe that some of the Playboy bunnies that enjoyed being at the Mansion probably have came back to haunt the mansion. Now that Hugh is gone, I have a strong feeling he will be coming back to haunt the mansion. He loved the mansion so much, he is not ready to go into the light, he wants to watch over the mansion and reminisce about the glory days of the mansion. I have no doubt that if I was allowed to investigate the mansion, I would find activity. An anonymous source claims that he once saw the ghost of Dorothy Stratten at the mansion, near the grotto. She was wearing a bikini and standing by the grotto. She looked at him, smiled and disappeared. To finalize this article, Hugh Hefner himself said that the mansion was haunted. So there you have it.
Source: Cryptic 916
- MYSTERY OF THE LOST PHOTO DEPARTMENT -
The Disappearance of the UK’s “Most Spectacular” UFO Photo
By Alejandro Rojas
Hanging on the wall near the British government’s UFO Desk was what one of the men who occupied that desk called “the most spectacular UFO photo ever sent to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).” The photo has since disappeared, but the story of how the picture was obtained, and what it showed, has not.
Nick Pope ran the MoD’s UFO project from 1991 to 1994. When he was first assigned to the position, he was not excited about it. He felt the issue was ridiculous and he was not looking forward to having to deal with a bunch of UFO nuts. However, over the years, Pope found there were credible cases of incredible things, and began to see there was something truly mysterious about the phenomenon. One of the cases that lead him to this conclusion had to do with a photo that was made into a poster that he found hung in the office near his desk when he began working the UFO desk.
“I first came across this story in 1991, when I joined the UFO project,” writes Pope on his website. “A poster-sized enlargement of the best photo was prominently displayed on the office wall.”
“The X-Files first aired in the UK in 1994 and I acquired the same nickname (Spooky) as Fox Mulder, for obvious reasons,” Nick continues. “Mulder famously had his ‘I want to believe’ UFO poster on his office wall and though uncaptioned, I suppose this was my equivalent.”
The photo showed a picture of a large diamond shaped craft with a jet in the background. When he asked about the photo, Pope was told that they had officially determined the image was real. They estimated the craft to have been 25 meters (over 80 feet) in diameter.
However, if asked, they were instructed to answer, “no definite conclusion had been reached regarding the large diamond-shaped object.”
Pope learned that the object had been photographed on August 4, 1990. Two people had been walking near the town of Calvine in Scotland when they spotted the large diamond-shaped object. They described the object as looking metallic. It sat in one position, hovering silently for several minutes before taking off vertically at, as Pope writes, “a massive speed.”
During the sighting, the witnesses also saw a military aircraft that they thought might be a harrier jet, but they were unsure whether the jet was escorting the craft, chasing it, or whether the jet pilot was even aware of the diamond-shaped UFO.
The witnesses had taken several photographs and sent them to the Scottish Daily Record newspaper. The paper contacted the MoD, and the MoD was somehow able to convince the paper to hand over the photographs along with the negatives.
”The photos were then sent to the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) who then sent them on to imagery analysts at JARIC (Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre). Yet at the time, MoD hadn’t even publicly acknowledged that there was any intelligence interest in UFOs at all,” Pope explains.
“We implied and sometimes stated that we didn’t ‘investigate’ UFOs, but merely ‘examined sightings to see if anything reported was of any defence interest’ – as if the two were somehow different!”
Pope say the MoD was actually very interested in these cases, but often less interested in where the craft came from than what they could learn from it. They had hoped to identify some sort of technology they would be able to appropriate.
Either way, the Calvine UFO photos impressed the UFO desk investigators enough that they hung the poster in the office.
“At one particularly surreal briefing on the UFO phenomenon my DIS opposite number indicated the photo and pointed his finger to the right: ‘It’s not the Americans’, he said, before pointing to the left and saying ‘and it’s not the Russians.’ There was a pause, before he concluded ‘and that only leaves …’ – his voice trailed off and he didn’t complete the sentence, but his finger was pointing directly upwards,” recalls Pope.
The office where the UFO desk was located also housed other non-UFO related projects.
Pope says the reaction of some colleagues who came to visit unaware of the UFO program had amusing reactions to the poster.
Pope writes, “You’d have this surreal moment when they’d stop mid-sentence, stare at it, point and say ‘what the hell’s that?’ – this wasn’t the archetypal distant, blurred UFO photo. This was up close and personal, reach out and you can touch it stuff. ‘I don’t know what it is, but it’s not one of ours’ was our stock answer to the inevitable question.”
Eventually, around 1994, Pope says his superior determined the craft was a secret American aircraft or drone. Pope says they had already asked the U.S. if the craft or something similar of theirs was being tested over the UK, and were told they were not. Pope believes his boss had decided to support a potential cover-up by the Americans and the MoD and removed the poster. It was never to be seen again.
Although Pope has discussed these photographs in the media and has posted an article on his website, no one has come forward to claim they took the photos. Nor has anyone at the Scottish Daily Record come forth to discuss any involvement. The case remains a mystery.
Source: Open Minds
- THAT OL' FREEZER IN THE SKY DEPARTMENT -
Massive Block of Ice Falls Into Family's Back Yard
A huge block of ice fell from the sky and smashed into a Scottish family's back garden, leaving a large crater and a mystery.
The Helliwell family say they're fortunate no one was injured or killed when the ice chunk landed with a "big boom" and shook their house.
The impact left a crater measuring 1.4m by 1.2m (4ft 7in by 3ft 11in) in the middle of their lawn with bits of ice scattered across the grass.
There has been no obvious explanation but it is thought the ice may have fallen from an aircraft passing thousands of feet overhead.
Lyndsey Helliwell, 41, who lives with husband Ross, 51, and daughters Elise, nine, and Nuala, 13, said she was relieved no-one was in their garden in Busby, Renfrewshire, when the ice block crashed into the ground on Tuesday morning.
She said: "It's slightly concerning that it was so close to the house, and Harper our dog is constantly out in the garden because it's secluded.
"If it had been Saturday or a Sunday the kids could have been out playing football, or my older daughter could have been playing with Harper.
"It's metres from the house and the car. I've spoken to a meteorologist and this sort of thing doesn't happen often.
"The whole thing was covered in ice and there were huge chunks everywhere.
"It's just so huge and so solid."
Family friend Eleanor Stephen, 41, who works at the Helliwells' home, said: "I was sitting at my desk and heard this big boom.
"I thought it was an explosion and I felt the house shake.
"When I went downstairs the dog was acting strangely. I looked out of the window and saw a hole with white stuff in it. It was splashed all over the grass.
"I went out and touched it. I realised it was ice. If anybody had been out in the garden, it could have killed them.
"We just don't know where it came from. It's a complete mystery."
It is usually assumed that ice falling from the sky is aviation related, but ice falls from aircraft are considered to be relatively rare.
In comparison to the 2.5 million flights a year in UK airspace, approximately 25 ice falls per year are reported to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Dai Whittingham, chief executive of the UK Flight Safety Committee, said: "It is possible that the ice may have fallen from an aircraft but it is quite unusual for this amount of ice to occur.
"Ice can form where moisture has collected at lower altitudes but at high altitudes this moisture is already in the form of ice crystals so it does not collect significantly on the aircraft.
"If the ice had come from a leak in the aircraft’s water system you would expect to see it discoloured because all water and toilet effluent drains into collector tanks and is discharged on the ground through special outflow valves."
Source: The Mirror
- MIGHTY, MORPHING POWER UFOS DEPARTMENT -
UFOs Unexplained Ability To Change Shape
By Tim R. Swartz
There is no doubt that UFOs are strange. The fact that they are usually seen silently zipping around in our skies is weird enough; but throw in the fact that many UFOs that appear solid are seen to be constantly changing shape and size, it's enough to drive any serious UFO researcher to take up butterfly collecting instead.
It is one of the great mysteries of UFOs, how can something that looks so real not behave like a solid object and change shape as rapidly as smoke in the wind? This has led to wild speculations on the true nature of UFOs and allowed skeptics to dismiss the entire phenomenon as simply misinterpreted natural events.
What hard-core skeptics fail to take into consideration is the thousands of diverse UFO sightings that have come in over the years that exhibit the same shape-changing characteristics. A reported sighting of a weird object that changes shape can be a good way to distinguish a real UFO from one that is fraudulent.
UFOs are seen to come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, ranging from saucers, ovals, cigars, spheres, rocket and triangular shaped. They can suddenly appear and disappear, only to reappear in a completely different location. They can split in two and rejoin again instantly. This has led to all sorts of heated arguments between UFO researchers who have a preferred shape, choosing to throw out cases that don't meet their criteria. However, if you take into account all of the reports of UFOs seen to morph from one shape into another, then possibly the vast diversity of UFOs is not so difficult to explain after all.
Classic Report of a Morphing UFO
On June 29, 1954, A British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Stratocruiser Centaurus left New York Idlewild airport bound for London. Just after 9:00pm the aircraft passed 170 miles southwest of Goose Bay, Labrador, flying northeast at 19,000ft. The crew suddenly noticed an object to the west of the plane that was roughly five degrees aft of the port wing at a distance of about five miles. As they drew closer, the crew could see a large pear-shaped UFO flying in formation with six other smaller objects.
Against the sunset these objects appeared dark with the six smaller UFOs changing their positions around the larger craft which seemed to change from its original pear shape to a telephone handset shape and, in the words of Captain Howard: "what looked like a flying arrow - an enormous delta-winged plane turning in to close with us." The anomalous shape-shifting object seemed to be solid with definite, clearly-defined edges.
As the jetliner drew closer the smaller UFOs formed into a regular line and seemed to merge into the larger object. Then the remaining large UFO appeared to suddenly shrink and vanish right before the eyes of the startled crew.
Captain Howard remarked later: "...they were obviously not aircraft as we know them. All appeared black and I will swear they were solid. There was a big central object that appeared to keep changing shape. The six smaller objects dodged about either in front or behind..."
In another case a Baptist Pastor while traveling with his family in the western part of the U.S. on June 8, 2002, observed a silver aluminum object flying above the mountains.
The Pastor says, "When I first noticed the object it was in the shape of a box and about the size of a small private plane. I tried to show it to my family and I was pointing where to look. Taking my eyes off of it for a moment, it changed to a round bottom cup shape without the handle (the round section being at the top). The sighting lasted about 30 seconds. The craft was not in a hurry really but seemed to be just cruising around. I don't know how it disappeared. I lost sight of it trying to point it out to my family after looking away for just a second."
UFO Changes Shape Right Before Witnesses Eyes
On June 5, 2005 a man was stopped at a traffic light on route 422 in Niles Ohio when he noticed a bright silver, metallic UFO in the clear blue sky in front of his car.
"It was thin, cigar shaped with rounded ends and there was a large spot of sun glare shining from the left (back end). With my arm completely extended, its length would have been about the width across of a quarter."
About six to seven seconds after he first spotted the unusual object, it seemed to change shape with the front end moving slightly inward so that the object took on more of a boomerang shape with one side shorter than the other. The glare from the sun that had been so bright at the left end moved in a quick flash and settled more in the center of the object and there seemed to be a darker spot right in the middle.
At that point the UFO was seen to ripple and get fuzzy at the edges. After the hazy ripple, it completely vanished leaving the eyewitness wondering what he had just seen.
This odd shape-shifting was actually captured on camera in 1994 at an undisclosed location within the Nellis Air Force Base Bombing and Gunnery Range Complex, Nevada. The videotape is said to have been smuggled out by contractor personnel who had operated tracking stations on the Nellis range. Even though the UFO was photographed by a very good remote controlled fixed mounted camera, it still has that fuzzy, cotton-ball look about it which seems to be common among UFOs.
The Nellis Test Range UFO footage is an excellent example of what seems to be a real UFO caught on tape. This object, tracked by military radar and cameras, flies boldly around in a bright, clear sky seemingly unconcerned that it is being watched and photographed.
The object recorded on videotape flying over the dessert terrain that day appears to be constantly changing shape. At first it appears to be disc-shaped, then it looks somewhat like a small jet with round stubby wings, then it changes into three-balls, all the while the object is never clearly defined. It is as if it is surrounded by fog or mist, keeping it just out of focus. What kind of object are we dealing with that is never still, is always changing shape, and seems to be not quite solid?
As the object slowly spins a projection of some kind can also be seen. There is also a shifting "coal black" region. More often than not, the craft has a morphing, indefinite profile that appears to be self-luminous.
Strikingly similar UFOs have been videotaped over Mexico City, showing the same multi-lobed, cotton ball effect with darkened areas. Ed Walters also shot photos of two similar lobed craft over Gulf Breeze, Florida, one being pursued by a jet interceptor. Steve Neeley photographed a brilliant three-lobed object surrounded by a glowing "cloud" over Hardin County, Ohio. Neeley called the craft a "triangle" and a faint triangular zone can be seen within the lobes.
Physicists have speculated that what we see around shape-shifting UFOs may not be the UFO itself, but rather the energy change occurring around the UFO as it moves between dimensions. Apparent "vehicles" that seem to change shape while in the air may not be spacecraft at all, but cross-sections of four-dimensional objects that bisect familiar 3-D reality. For example, a 3-D cross section of a 4-D tube would appear spherical. If the tube was irregular in shape, we would expect it to "change shape" in our three dimensions as it moved, much how a sphere passing through a two-dimensional plane would appear like a rapidly growing disk to any watching flatlanders.
Alan Holt and David Froening at the end of the 1970s worked on an extension of Einstein's Unified Field Theory involving what they referred to as a "field propulsion" craft. This spacecraft would change color and shape as it entered different stages of flight - this is similar to many UFOs that are reported around the globe.
Have UFOs Inspired Morphing Aircraft Designs?
Rumors have circulated among the UFO community that modern aircraft designs have been influenced by back-engineered extraterrestrial spacecraft. According to LiveScience.com, NASA and Department of Defense engineers are trying to create a plane that can morph into new shapes during flight by flexing or twisting, due to being made of new metals that form a kind of "flexible skin."
Amazing advances are being made in the development of new metal alloys. These alloys have remarkable characteristics, in that they will change shape upon the application of an electric current or magnetic field. They change shape, or morph rapidly and with some considerable force. They are termed "compact hybrid actuators," alloys that incorporate advanced nano-technology that is designed to enable them to mimic living systems in their versatility and dynamism.
The list of potential applications seems endless, and the U.S. military is funding a variety of related research programs exploring the full range of options. Self-healing wings that flex and react like living organisms, versatile bombers that double as agile jet fighters, and swarms of tiny unmanned aircraft are just a few of the science-fiction-like possibilities that these next-generation technologies could make feasible in the decades ahead.
In his 1997 book "The Day After Roswell", the late Col. Philip J. Corso described his own experience of examining unusual material alleged to come from the 1947 UFO crash site in New Mexico:
There was a dull, grayish-silvery foil-like swatch of cloth among these artifacts that you could not fold, bend, tear, or wad up but that bounded right back into its original shape without any creases. It was a metallic fiber with physical characteristics that would later be called 'supertenacity,' but when I tried to cut it with scissors, the arms just slid right off without even making a nick in the fibers. If you tried to stretch it, it bounced back, but I noticed that all the threads seemed to be going in one direction. When I tried to stretch it width-wise instead of length-wise, it looked like the fibers had re-orientated themselves to the direction I was pulling in. This couldn't be cloth, but it obviously wasn't metal. It was a combination, to my unscientific eye, of a cloth woven with metal strands that had the drape and malleability of a fabric and the strength and resistance of a metal."
Corso claimed in his book that he "seeded" the alien material to the research departments of Monsanto and Dow. Furthermore, Corso claims that the material had previously been delivered to the Air Material Command at Wright Field. Wright Patterson Air Force Base is famous in UFO circles for its Foreign Technology division, purported to hold extra-terrestrial craft and artifacts. It could be that the new morphing technologies being used in new, top secret aircraft are the results of years of study on the UFO debris captured by the U.S. in the 1940s.
The entire UFO phenomenon is always changing and never clearly defined. When you think that you finally have something definite, the phenomenon changes again and you are back at square one. For more than fifty years, this is what has constantly confounded UFO researchers - when it comes to shape changing UFOs, there appears to be no real truths or answers. Anything goes, and often does.
- BLOOD IS THE LIFE DEPARTMENT -
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