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- "Ambrosia," Young Blood to Counteract Aging -
- Celebrating the Many Sea Monster Sightings of 2018 -
- Forget Roswell: Aztec UFO Crash A Lot More Intriguing -
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"Ambrosia," Young Blood to Counteract Aging
Blood transfusions have been used to save lives for decades, but now one startup wants to use the medical procedure to combat the effects of aging by injecting older people with young blood. The treatment is called “Ambrosia”, after the mythological food of the Greek gods, which granted whoever consumed it longevity or immortality.
It only takes two hours to have two liters of plasma from donors aged 16 to 25 into your body, but according to Ambrosia founder Jesse Karmazin, the results are nothing-short of miraculous. He once called it “plastic surgery from the inside out“, told one reporter that while the transfusion doesn’t grant immortality, it “comes pretty close”, and told another journalist that just one infusion of young blood “dramatically improves people’s appearance, their memory and their strength”. The company even ran a medical study that officially ended in January of 2018, but despite boasting about its “really positive” results, Ambrosia Medical has yet to make those results public. And that’s what makes this treatment so controversial in the eyes of many health experts – no one has ever offered any solid proof of its efficacy.
34-year-old Karamazin founded Ambrosia Medical in 2016, after graduating from Stanford Medical School. He got the idea for infusing young blood into older people with the goal of stopping or at least slowing down the effects of aging, after reading several studies in which young and old mice were surgically conjoined in order to observe the effects of mixing their blood. Researchers reported cases in which the older mice became temporarily stronger and exhibited slightly improved health, and Karamazin was confident that these same type of result could be replicated in humans.
In the summer of 2016, Jesse Karmazin announced that he would start charging people 35 and over $8,000 to participate in a “clinical trial” where they would be injected with about 2 liters of plasma from young donors. Believe it or not, he didn’t have to get an approval from the Food and Drug Administration, as this was technically a simple transfusion, the well-established medical procedure that has been performed for many decades. The only difference here was the goal. Instead of using transfusion to treat serious health conditions, Ambrosia Medical was promoting it as an anti-aging treatment.
“There are pretty much people from most states, people from overseas, people from Europe and Australia,” Karamazin told CBS. But finding blood banks willing to provide dozens of gallons of young blood was tricky, as blood banks didn’t separate blood by age or sell it for rejuvenation purposes. However, he was eventually able to find a couple of partners and Ambrosia Medical reportedly performed more than 150 transfusions, with some patients returning for multiple treatments. The clinical study ended in January of last year, but the company has yet to make the results public. Karamazing recently told the Huffington Post that he was eager to share the results with the world, and would eventually publish them in a peer-reviewed journal, but didn’t specify when.
Ambrosia has been getting a lot of attention in the media over the last two years, with the latest articles dating back to last fall, when Jesse Karamazin announced that he would be opening a New York clinic in order to make the treatment available to more people. That clinic has yet to open but Ambrosia Medical is not offering young blood infusions in San Francisco and Tampa. The age limit has been lowered from 35 to 30, but prices have increased from $8,000 to $12,000 per transfusion.
The Ambrosia Medical founder has become more careful about the claims he makes about the young blood infusions his company offers, but he insists that the treatment is a “really good use of people’s health care dollars,” adding that patients with certain conditions “should be getting treatment right away”. However, many health experts have declared themselves skeptical about the efficacy of Ambrosia, with some even warning about potentially hazardous effects.
“There’s just no clinical evidence [that the treatment will be beneficial], and you’re basically abusing people’s trust and the public excitement around this,” Stanford University neuroscientist Tony Wyss-Coray told Science Magazine.
“Every time you do it you’re magnifying your immune response, reputable physicians who do this for life-threatening conditions know this risk,” Michael Conboy, a researcher at University of California at Berkeley, said about the side-effects of blood transfusions. “It is well known in the medical community — and this is also the reason we don’t do transfusions frequently — that in 50% of patients there are very bad side effects. You are being infused with somebody else’s blood and it doesn’t match, that unleashes a strong immune reaction.”
What makes this story especially odd is the fact that for centuries it has been suggested that young blood could be used to keep the elderly youthful and practically immortal. The Hungarian noblewoman Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, who allegedly murdered hundreds of young women between 1585 and 1609, was said to have bathed in the blood of her young victims in order to keep herself looking young.
According to the testimonies, Báthory's initial victims were serving girls aged 10 to 14 years, the daughters of local peasants, many of whom were lured to her castle by offers of well paid work as maids and servants in the castle. Later, she is said to have begun to kill daughters of the lesser gentry, who were sent to her by their parents to learn courtly etiquette. As well, torture and bloody orgies were supposedly carried out to accompany family celebrations, including her daughter's wedding, and holidays.
Since her family headed the local government, Bathory’s crimes were ignored until 1610. But King Matthias finally intervened because Bathory had begun finding victims among the daughters of local nobles. In January 1611, Bathory and her cohorts were put on trial for 80 counts of murder. All were convicted, but only Bathory escaped execution. Instead, she was confined to a room of the castle that only had slits for air and food. She survived for three years but was found dead in August 1614.
Source: Oddity Central
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Celebrating the Many Sea Monster Sightings of 2018
By Tim Binnall
While we can always count on Bigfoot to make news throughout the year, its aquatic kin in the cryptid world, sea monsters, were also surprisingly busy in 2018. From an array of Nessie sightings to the reemergence of its Canadian counterpart Ogopogo as well as witnesses spotting weird water-based creatures in a number of countries around the world, this past year proved to be particularly newsworthy for the oddities that lurk beneath the deep.
2018 saw no fewer than nine possible appearances by the Loch Ness Monster which were captured by bewildered individuals watching over the iconic site in Scotland. Among the many people who might have caught a glimpse of Nessie this past year were tourists from Canada and America as well as a schoolgirl who snapped what may be the first moonlit image of the creature ever taken. Meanwhile another youngster was heralded for having captured an image of the creature that was called the "best in years." And, thanks to modern technology, there were also sightings via Google Earth and the Loch Ness webcam.
Beyond difficult to decipher videos and photos, the creature also made news in 2018 when a much-anticipated scientific expedition collected water from Loch Ness with the intention of extracting environmental DNA from the site which would allow researchers to create a catalog of all the creatures living there. Whether or not the project found Nessie DNA in the water will be revealed sometime in 2019. And there may be a lot riding on the results as it was determined in 2018 that the creature accounts for a whopping $53 million spent by tourists visiting the site each year.
Meanwhile, back here on the other side of the Atlantic, Nessie's Canadian cousin Ogogpogo popped back up in the news in a big way thanks to a string of sightings which occurred this past autumn. The proverbial wave of encounters began with a family's visit to British Columbia's Okanagan Lake that turned into a wondrous occasion when they spotted a weird creature thought to be the site's resident monster. Their experience was echoed over the next month when two more witnesses emerged saying that they, too, had seen Ogopogo emerge from the waters of the lake.
Beyond those two fairly famous creatures were a number of lesser-known and, in some cases, unnamed 'sea monsters' that were spotted in an array of locations across the globe in 2018. Whether it was a weird oddity filmed emerging from a lake in Albania, river monsters seen in Germany and England, or an intriguing anomaly noticed at an infamous lake in China, strange swimming beasts sure seemed to snatch some of the spotlight this past year.
Unfortunately, the most compelling creature case to make waves in 2018 turned out to be a cruel joke. Back in March, a stunning video from a beach in Georgia showed a carcass which bore an uncanny resemblance to the classic depiction of Nessie. The footage captured the imagination of many who wondered if perhaps these were the remains of a beloved local 'sea monster' known as the Altamaha-ha. Alas, it was not to be, as the bizarre sight was later revealed to be the work of an artist out of New York City.
Despite that disappointing setback, it's safe to say that 'sea monsters' had a pretty splendid year which saw Nessie honored on a coin in the UK and topped off by recent news that the state of Vermont may soon celebrate their own resident cryptid, Champ, with a commemorative license plate. It remains to be seen if such creatures will be continue to challenge Bigfoot for newsworthiness in the new year or if the next twelve months will see an altogether different type of oddity take center stage and leave us looking back at 2019 as the year of the thunderbird or chupacabra.
Source: Coast to Coast AM
- MORE THAN JUST A HUNCH DEPARTMENT -
Neuroscientist and Her Belief in Precognition
By Jen Maidenberg
A few days after the death of her grandmother, cognitive neuroscientist, futurist, and author Julia Mossbridge had a dream. In the dream, her grandmother said to her, “You know Julia, I always read the book from right to left.”
“This is how little I knew about Judaism at the time,” Mossbridge tells The Times of Israel in a recent video interview during a US book tour. “I didn’t know Hebrew was written right to left. But I told my mother about the dream and she said, ‘Oh interesting. Hebrew is written right to left. Your grandmother wasn’t Jewish, but that’s interesting.’”
It wasn’t too long after the dream that the family came upon an heirloom her grandmother had been in possession of: a small scroll stored in a plastic baggie. The scroll had been in Mossbridge’s father’s family for generations.
Accompanying it was a handwritten note: “I am pretty sure this is a Chinese scroll passed down from one of our missionary relatives.”
Mossbridge took one look at the scroll and knew it was not written in Chinese. She was pretty sure, in fact, it was written in Hebrew. It would be a few more years, and a few more strange but poignant, unexplainable occurrences connected to Judaism, before Mossbridge would understand that she was, in her words, “being called” to the religion. She would convert at age 30 — after accidentally stumbling upon a weekday Yom Kippur service in an auditorium at Northwestern University and being moved to tears by the rabbi’s sermon on oneness.
Now 20 years later, Mossbridge, a fellow at the Institute for Noetic Sciences, located not far from her home in Northern California, and a visiting scholar in the psychology department at Northwestern, has co-authored a book that some might say is about strange unexplainable occurrences. Mossbridge would likely disagree.
“The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition” — co-written by Mossbridge with bestselling author Theresa Cheung, and praised by Deepak Chopra and Eben Alexander — is about ordinary human beings having seemingly extraordinary experiences. “Have you ever had a feeling something was going to happen and it did?” the jacket copy inquires. “Have you had a dream and then seen it play out in your waking life?”
While most people dismiss these premonitions as coincidences, more and more scientific evidence indicates precognition is actually a learned skill we all may practice and hone, rather than a power possessed by a few exceptional modern-day oracles.
“Precognition is put into two bins, depending on if you’re a scientist or not,” Mossbridge explains. “But neither of the bins is accurate. Non-scientists tend to put precognition — even if they think it’s real — in the bin of ‘Wow, that’s weird.’ Whereas most scientists think the pop culture belief in this stuff is misguided. Most don’t know how rigorous these studies are, don’t read the literature, and my least favorite are not even willing to take the time to talk to someone who does research on it.”
Mossbridge is passionate about what she researches, writes, and lectures on — the subjects of time, artificial intelligence, controlled precognition, and unconditional love.
Involved in a variety of cutting-edge projects, including Hanson Robotics’ research project “loving AI,” Mossbridge very much wants to share with the world what she’s learned about how “grappling with the mysteries of time leads people to change their lives for the better.”
“There’s evidence for precognition and in physics for retrocausality [things in the future causing effects in the past]. Given that people email me constantly saying, ‘I have this problem where I am predicting future events and I don’t know what to do,’ or ‘I wish I could predict future events,’ I wanted to write a book that helps people get this under control in a way that’s positive and puts a frame around it that says you could do this in a way that’s ethical, in a way that helps the world, in a way that’s consistent with your religious beliefs, in a way that enriches your life,” Mossbridge says.
To help the world by serving up scientifically-backed exercises and techniques for knowing the future requires some careful examination of one’s own ethical stance on precognition. To this end, part of the book is dedicated to cultivating a “Positive Precog” community, a global group of individuals developing their precognitive skills toward the betterment of society. Positive Precogs strive to learn and evolve, as well as embody five “REACH” principles outlined in the book and on the “Premonition Code” research, training, and community website:
Respect for the unknown
Ethics in our use of precognition
Accuracy of our precognitive skills
Compassion for ourselves and others
Honesty in all our dealings
The “Premonition Code” website also features videos of Mossbridge demonstrating some of the exercises outlined in the book. But the display for the video wasn’t a one-time thing. Mossbridge herself is a Positive Precog.
“My controlled precognition practice is like a meditation practice: It’s a way of knowing what’s in my soul, and knowing myself over time,” she says.
“I think of each of the events of our life like beads on a necklace and controlled precognition is like making the necklace, making the connection between our past and future selves. There’s something extremely strengthening and powerful about connecting with yourself over time,” Mossbridge says.
“It reminds me of the shofar on the high holidays when you go from doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo [the nine staccato notes of teruah tone] to the dooooooooo [of the teki’ah]. It’s the connection of those two,” she says.
Mossbridge has had a profound relationship with God since she was a small child, she says. And, she’s been deeply engaged in scientific investigation since then, as well.
“I see science as a spiritual path, as a mystical path,” she says. “With science, there are unknowns, but there are also these rituals for finding the answers. You don’t know if the rituals are going to work or even if they’re the right rituals, but they’re all you’ve got.”
“It’s the same thing with Judaism. I think that’s why we have so many Jewish scientists. It’s easy to go from ‘I am trying to figure out the mysteries of the universe and these are my rituals for doing it,’ to ‘I’m trying to figure out the mysteries of the universe and these are my rituals for doing it,’” Mossbridge laughs. “It’s the same thing, but just different rituals.”
Mossbridge says all these years later, her family still hasn’t solved the mystery of her grandmother’s Hebrew scroll. However, thanks to science, another significant unknown recently became known to the neuroscientist. She does, it turns out, come from a genetically Jewish lineage.
A few years ago, Mossbridge did 23andMe DNA testing. The report, says Mossbridge, indicated her maternal haplotype — the DNA sequence of one’s mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited from one’s mother and passed on mother to daughter — shows Ashkenazic Jewish ancestry.
“I knew I was 100% Scottish-Irish, but I’ve found out I was Scottish-Irish-Jewish,” she says.
Source: The Times of Israel
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Forget Roswell: Aztec UFO Crash A Lot More Intriguing
By Amanda Push
The site of the 1948 UFO crash sits just north of Aztec, New Mexico, and it’s not an easy place to find. It’s hidden inside a barren desert landscape and surrounded by rugged dirt roads, eerie rock formations, and arid shrub life along County Road 2770.
The Aztec UFO incident is a tale we hadn’t heard until a couple of months ago. In March 1948, as the story goes, a 100-foot saucer is believed to have crashed just north of Aztec. Unlike the Roswell crash, which took place only eight months prior, the Aztec UFO is believed to have landed on Earth mostly intact, with its occupants killed by the impact. The government is believed to have then descended upon the site to sweep up its contents and place them in a black hole of red-taped secrecy.
It took us two trips to Aztec to search for the crash site, and even then, we were unsuccessful. On our first trip, arrogance prevailed, and we didn’t bother to look up the directions ahead of time. The terrain proved rough and confusing, and out of fear of getting stuck on the mesa, we turned around, defeated.
The second trip we planned more carefully, printing out a map and paying attention to the roads we passed. We found the parking area and the scraggy mountain bike trail, but the rocky route was hard to follow, and we had to guess at what we hoped was the right direction. We kept an eye out for a plaque commemorating the site, but alas, we were once again unsuccessful, and began to worry about getting lost as the sun disappeared behind the mesa. We headed back to the car, disappointed.
As we drove back down the winding dirt roads, we passed a rock formation that could pass as the Sphinx in the oncoming darkness, and agreed that of all the places we’ve traveled in the Four Corners region, if we were going to encounter a UFO, it’d be here.
A meeting of the mindsThe 1948 Aztec UFO crash incident is a controversial topic among those who discuss the extra-terrestrial. There are many a theory, including talks of cover-ups and hoaxes.
But while there are plenty of layman hypotheses, there are only a couple of experts on the subject, and none are more qualified than Scott and Suzanne Ramsey and Frank Thayer, co-researchers and authors of “The Aztec UFO Incident.”
The Ramseys have spent more than 30 years and $500,000 researching this event, and it’s hard to imagine anyone more dedicated to the Aztec UFO crash. In fact, Scott and Suzanne even met through their mutual interest in the event.
Suzanne was a child living in South Dakota when she first heard of Aztec. It was a decade after Variety magazine columnist Frank Scully published his book, “Behind the Flying Saucers,” in 1950, which documented the incident.
“My parents moved to Aztec, New Mexico. ... My mom actually wanted to move there because of the incident and was grossly disappointed when she got there that nobody talked about it.”
Scott later became a guest on Suzanne’s local news talk radio show, For Your Information, and the rest is history.
The trio was drawn to the Aztec story because of the level of documented proof about the incident occurring.
“I guess I was intrigued because I thought, ‘How did something spectacular happen, and all the spotlight was put on Roswell, and this is much more documented?’” Scott said.
“I’ll speak for all of us, but none of us picked it. We did not pick it. It picked us,” Suzanne said. “It isn’t like we sought out to prove it. Like I said, we’re doing it because it’s something we want to document or prove one way or the other. It’s almost addictive. You talk about thirty years of research, and none of us picked it. There’s a hook there.”
Decades of research The Ramseys and Thayer, who is a professor emeritus at New Mexico State University, are known to spend years dissecting sources to ensure their credibility. They’re painstakingly scientific in their approach, and are not amused by those who look to sensationalize the Aztec story. It even takes us a phone call and a several emails back and forth to convince them we are not interested in turning their research into a tabloid cover.
“When we get a lead, it sometimes takes us two years to document that one lead. That’s why it takes so long,” Suzanne said. “For one thing, life goes on, you have to work around that. But also, you can’t just take someone’s word for it. There’s all types of documentation. … This is not a passing thing and certainly, we do not just pull it up on the Internet because, you know as well as we do, that anybody can put anything on the Internet and they can falsify it, and they don’t even have to use their real names. So, that’s never something that we do. It’s always archival.”
For example, they were trying to identify the group of scientists from which Scully got his information. Scully never revealed their identity, and refers to them collectively as Dr. G.
The Ramseys and Thayer spent two or three years researching who these scientists could have been based on Scully’s descriptions. Eventually, they ended up in the archives at the University of Minnesota, and with the help of the university’s archivist, they unsealed boxes with documents relating to a doctor who had died in 1950. Until that point, they had never been opened.
“In there was an amazing collection of stories about how he had been in the Southwest of the United States in March of 1948, and he hated flying, and he drove their station wagon out there because something horrific happened that he needed to get there,” Scott said. “And that’s the kind of thing we do.”
The research team is currently chasing down a lead from a man who claims that while at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, he was privy to information on the Aztec crash in the 1950s and early 1960s.
“And to verify his story, we go and pull the tax records. We pull the school records,” Scott said. “Anybody can tell you anything. But when you have a copy that they paid the real estate tax (on) the dates that he claimed he was living there, well, that kind of moves you on to the next step. So we do a very, very exhausting background check on everybody that tells a story.”
A hoax or a cover-up?The journey of the Aztec UFO crash incident has not been an easy one.
In 1949, the account was published by Scully in his Variety columns. A year later, he published a book, “Behind the Flying Saucers.” After the book was published, two of the story’s witnesses, Silas Newton and Leo Gebauer, were accused of concocting their accounts to sell fake alien technology in a money-making scheme. The public faith in the incident fell apart after Newton and Gebauer’s stories collapsed.
The Ramseys and Thayer believe that the con man component may be a red herring.
“Gotta remember that from 1952 until about 1986, no one would touch the Aztec incident,” Thayer said. “It was poisoned. No UFO researchers would touch it because it was considered to be a hoax hoisted off on the public by con men. This was taken apart in our book. We realized the government engineered that story to sink Aztec, and they were willing to ruin the lives of two, three people, to make sure it got covered up. … You cannot refute the evidence that we have put in this book.”
Wider access to documentation from government sources, like the Hottel memo, from March 22, 1950 – the most viewed document in the FBI Vault – have also bolstered more recent belief in UFO stories.
The memo, written by Guy Hottel, the head of the FBI field office in Washington, D.C. in 1950, states:
“An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50-feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but were 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suite of speed flyers and test pilots.?According to Mr. --------- (redacted) informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar set-up in that area and it is believed the radar interferes with the controlling mechanics of the saucers.
No further evaluation was attempted by SA --------- (redacted) concerning the above.”
The memo was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and indexed in FBI records. While many people originally believed the memo was referring to Roswell, some believe the document was actually referencing Aztec.
“That is one of many, many, many interesting documents. The only critique it’s had over the years – it doesn’t mention Aztec,” Scott said. “And we have many documents that specifically mention Aztec.”
One such document they’ve unearthed is about a sting operation that took place in downtown Denver between the FBI and the Army Counterintelligence Division. The agencies set up the sting to buy photos of the crash from a man peddling them to an alleged reporter for $2,500.
“Just as the buy was about to go down, the FBI and Army CID – that’s Counter Intelligence Division – stepped in. And they specifically in that FBI report say the gentlemen was trying to sell pictures of the Aztec flying saucer,” Thayer said. “The bottom line on that one is the government took the Aztec saucer very seriously. If there was no Aztec saucer, they would not be been willing to pony up a bunch of money to buy some photos, whether they existed or not.”
Fellow researcher of the Aztec incident Bob Koford – who has worked with the Ramseys and Thayer – believes that, based on evidence he and other researchers have uncovered, it’s feasible to at least entertain the extraterrestrial hypotheses, even if it might seem like an outrageous idea.
“My evidence that I’ve discovered on my own research seems to just solidify the fact that something happened, and it was of a flying disc nature – as far as that’s what the documents will prove,” Koford said.
The most compelling evidence for him was when the Intelligence Group Chief Colonel Riley Ennis authored a directive that was published on the day the crash is believed to have taken place, March 25, 1948.
“It was a directive to the Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson (Air Force Base) to gather all flying disc reports and send them through MCI to the Army General Staff and they all were to fall under the heading ‘unconventional aircraft.’ So on that date, March 25, 1948, this directive was issued labeling ‘flying discs’ in quotes as unconventional aircraft. And that is the lead I started with. And after, I just started finding document, after document, after document that shows that day.”
Mike Price, an aviation historian who has worked with the Ramseys and Thayer in their research of the Aztec UFO crash incident, believes that the ramifications of humanity being able to harness UFO flight technology would be huge.
“These vehicles really don’t care if they’re in the atmosphere or in space. You can lift off, you could zip up to the moon for lunch and be back before dinner. You could go to the other side of the earth and minutes. The energy sources that it’s using, the propulsion energy, is different than anything we’ve used. It might be a revolution in energy. It could be that we no longer need to burn fossil fuels. We might not need power transmission lines. We might not need to drill oil and gas and ship them on boats around the world and spill half of it doing it. There are so many implications that the flight technology would absolutely revolutionize life on earth. And if you want to go to Mars, this vehicle could take it to Mars in a matter of hours and bring you home. It would open up exploration of the solar system and beyond to the human race. I think it’s too big to comprehend how the flight technology would affect our lives.”
Handle the truthThroughout our talk with the Aztec crash researchers, there’s much discussion of government secrecy and cover ups. A question comes to mind.
“Why do you think the government goes so far and works so hard to keep these incidents as secretive as possible? Do think that’s helpful in the long run? Do you think that people can even handle the idea that there is other life out there?”
According to Thayer, the tense climate at the time – in the midsts of the Cold War – led the government to believe it was important to keep extraterrestrials a secret, Thayer said. “And they just never let up.”
“I honestly think in 1948, this is right after World War II. We’re only three years after World War II. The Cold War was going on,” Scott said. “I think our government was absolutely smart in not letting our enemies know that we had recovered one, two, three, maybe four flying saucers. Why would we let the Russians know that that kind of technology was there? We were better off to make it look like a hoax, ridicule the people that saw it. You know, we had to make them the town drunk. We do that and move on. Take the technology and try to figure it out because if we’ve got it, God bless, it’s a lot better than if they have it.”
While Price believes that there are probably some military reasons that the government doesn’t want to come forward with, he believes that the public is at the point where they could handle the idea of extraterrestrial life.
“Personally, I wish that the government would come clean and tell the American people more of the truth of the story, not just of Aztec but of all the other many UFO cases. I think the public is ready to handle the truth. In today’s world, I think we’re ready to handle the truth. Might not have been the case in 1951, or 52, or 53 right after World War II, but I think the public can handle that today.”
However, Suzanne believes that because the government has had to cover up stories like Aztec for so long, it would be a mess if they came clean with the truth.
“Now, this is my personal opinion. If they were to come out now and say, ‘Yep, we lied all along,’ well that would kind of give an opportunity for people to say, ‘Well, if you lied about that, what else are you lying about?’”
Source: DGO Magazine
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Massive Comet Came Close to 'Destroying Mankind' in 1883
When this photograph was taken in 1883 it was heralded as the first photographic evidence of UFOs.
But now scientists from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México believe it could have been a massive comet that came as close as 335 miles to the Earth - with a similar mass to the object that killed the dinosaurs.
Mexican astronomer José Banilla took the image, which appears to show something passing in front of the sun, on August 12 1883.
When it was released publicly in 1886 in the magazine L'Astronomie it was dubbed the first photo of a UFO - a series of 447 objects that looked 'misty' and 'left behind a similar misty trace.'
A new study by the Univeridad Nacional Autónoma de México now suggests that it was a comet in the process of breaking up.
'Our working hypothesis is that what Bonilla observed in 1883 was a highly fragmented comet, in an approach almost flush to the Earth’s surface,' writes Hector Javier Durand Manterola, the lead author of the report.
'Using the results reported by Bonilla, we can estimate the distance at which the objects approach to the Earth’s surface.
'According to our calculations, the distance at which the objects passed over was between 538 km and 8,062 km, - and the width of the objects was between 46 m and 795m'
The mass of the original comet could have been up to eight times the mass of Halley's comet.
Using the time that it took the object to cross the sun combined with the location of Bonilla's observatory, the report calculated that the object would be at most 8,000km away, and possibly much less.
'The only bodies in the Solar System which are surrounded by a bright mistiness are the comets, so it is appropriate to suppose that the objects seen by Bonilla were small comets,' said the scientists.
And as well as being shockingly close to earth, the scientists believe that the comet could have had the same mass as the object that wiped out the dinosaurs - eight times the mass of Halley's comet.
The report's claims have been questioned, though, as a comet breaking up so close to earth should have resulted in a meteor shower, and no astronomers detected one.
The regular Perseid meteor shower, which occurred shortly after Bonilla's photograph was described in reports as 'not a fine one by any means.'
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
- WHO HAS MY BONES DEPARTMENT -
Georgia Girl Says Bones Belong to Ghost
Investigators unsure how possible human remains got inside insulation.
A Russell County Georgia fifth-grader is convinced bones found in her home last weekend belong to a mysterious friend who told her about being chopped up years ago.
Investigators have few clues about how and when the bones got inside insulation under the living room floor of the mobile home on Jowers Road, near East Alabama Motor Speedway.
The 10-year-old, Stephanie Ogden, and her family have lived in the home since 1998. Her great-grandparents, John and Marion Stewart, own the home.
The bones were found Saturday as the Ogdens, who are renovating the home, pulled up boards in the living room floor. Russell County Sheriff's Lt. Heath Taylor said an initial analysis shows the bones are from the pelvis and leg of a child at least 10 years old, and the child has been dead at least 10 years.
Another bone was found Sunday, Marion Stewart said. The area where the bones were found had duct tape over the insulation, Stewart said.
"There's an odor there that doesn't belong," Stewart said.
The bones probably don't have enough marrow to do DNA tests, Taylor said. Because the trailer has been moved several times between Georgia and Alabama, investigators now are faced with the daunting task of trying to track down missing children from a wide area in two states.
Taylor said gnaw marks on the bones may indicate a rodent placed them inside the insulation. Dirt and plant material on the bones indicate they were outside at one time, Taylor said.
Stephanie said a black girl in a white dress started visiting her room when she was about 5 years old. The girl was friendly, but she told Stephanie a horrible story.
"She told me that somebody put her in the floor," Stephanie said. "She said he had a mask on, and that he chopped her up. She didn't know who the person was, because he had a mask on."
Stephanie, a fifth-grader at Dixie Elementary School, now thinks that the bones that were found in her home belong to her playmate.
"It's possible because that girl was a ghost," Stephanie said Monday. "Nobody knows about them."
Marion Stewart said Stephanie used to tell her family about the visitor, but the adults always dismissed the stories as being an imaginative child's fabrication based partly on horror movies. Stewart said Stephanie used to always ask for two glasses of soda when she would play outside -- one glass for her and one for her friend.
Stewart said the weekend's grisly discoveries have convinced her that her great-granddaughter's playmate is actually a tormented soul seeking peace.
"I'm not a psychic, and I don't believe in some of that stuff," Stewart said. "But I believe this is a soul who has not been put to rest."
Taylor said detectives can't base their work on ghost stories.
"Do you have any idea how hard it is to investigate a ghost?" he said Monday.
Investigators are looking through databases of missing children to find any links to the trailer's location, but Taylor doesn't hold out much hope of solving the case.
"It's just one of those cases where there's just not a lot to go on," he said.
Source: The Ledger-Enquirer
- NO SENSE OF HUMOR DEPARTMENT -
YouTube Photo Prank Leads to Death
By Joe Price
YouTubers have been caught up in some very stupid things recently, but most of these incidents didn't end in death. "Pakistan Today" reports that Pakistani YouTuber Rana Zuhair, part of the Lahori Vines YouTube channel, was shot and killed while filming a prank video in which he pretended to be a ghost in an attempt to scare people.
Zuhair reportedly approached a family in a park near Lytton Road, Lahore with a white sheet over his head, at which point one of the family members opened fire on him, killing him instantly.
The other two members of the Lahori Vines channel, Hasnat Ali and Abdul Saboor, have been arrested by police under the suspicion that they might be behind the killing of Zuhair.
The Lahori Vines YouTube channel features a number of videos in which the three men prank unsuspecting members of the public, usually to questionable results. Subscribers on the channel have grown since the incident, but only to an unassuming 3200.
The trio launched Lahori Vines in November, promising to "entertain people of our society, by our talent and fun." Earlier this year, a 20-year-old Minnesota woman was charged with second-degree manslaughter when she fatally shot her 22-year-old boyfriend for a YouTube vlog. The couple had a channel in which they filmed themselves doing pranks, amateur stunts, and a number of challenges. She shot him through a book which he was holding up, believing it would stop the bullet she fired.
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