Thursday, September 03, 2015

Geomagnetic Mega-Storm Fries Telegraph Lines – 156 Years Ago Today

Geomagnetic Mega-Storm Fries Telegraph Lines – 156 Years Ago Today


     On Sept. 2nd, a billion-ton coronal mass ejection (CME) slammed into Earth's magnetic field. Campers in the Rocky Mountains woke up in the middle of the night, thinking that the glow they saw was sunrise. No, it was the Northern Lights. People in Cuba read their morning paper by the red illumination of aurora borealis. Earth was peppered by particles so energetic, they altered the chemistry of polar ice.

Hard to believe? It really happened--exactly 156 years ago. This map shows where auroras were sighted in the early hours of Sept. 2, 1859:

Map of Auroras Sighted in Morning – Sept. 2, 1859

As the day unfolded, the gathering storm electrified telegraph lines, shocking technicians and setting their telegraph papers on fire. The "Victorian Internet" was knocked offline. Magnetometers around the world recorded strong disturbances in the planetary magnetic field for more than a week. [...]

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee Back in Court Today (9-2-15)

Stan Romanek's Mug Shot

    Editor's Note: Stan Romanek, Self-described alien abductee & accused child porn distributor was back to court this Wednesday (9-2-15) for a motions hearing (see below).

Presuming this moves forwards, his trial is set for October, 5th (2015) at 9:00 am.

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE - Self-Described Alien Abductee Back in Court Today (9-2-15)
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Mysterious 'Alien' Corpse Found in Russia? | VIDEO

Mysterious 'Alien' Corpse Found in Russia

By Jon Austin

      RUSSIAN scientists are said to be baffled by the discovery of a small "alien creature" on the banks of a river near a major nuclear power plant.

Local news reports said the corpse with a "mysterious skull" was found by two residents next to the River Kovashi, on Sunday, in the Russian town of Sosnovy Bor, a town built in 1958 to serve the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant. [...]

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

UFOs Killed Birds; Stopped Cars – Warminster Thing

UFOs Killed Birds; Stopped Cars – Warminster Thing

By Jon Austin

     It stopped cars in their tracks, killed birds, terrified children and sparked reports of strange humming noises, tremors, lights, crop circles, UFOs, and even alien abductions - so just what did happen in a small leafy Wiltshire town?

Fifty years on and the people of Warminster still want answers over the mysterious outbreak of UFO sightings that propelled the country town in the south-west of England onto the national stage in the 1960s.


On August 17, 1965, a "detonation noise" rocked houses on the town's Boreham Field housing estate before a "monstrous orange flame was seen in the sky, crackling and hissing".

There were also reports of strange sounds killing flocks of pigeons that year, as had also been claimed 12 months previously in 1964.

The phenomena then became known as the 'Warminster Thing' after scores of townspeople reported in late 1965 seeing an array of inexplicable sights in the sky, accompanies by noises and odd occurrences.


UFOs Reported to the North of Mérida | MEXICO

UFOs Reported to the North of Mérida

By Jorge Moreno
Milenio Novedades MERIDA
From Inexplicata

Residents of Francisco de Montejo and Cordemex claim having seen UFOs

      As a result of having published a report last week involving three sightings in the state’s coastal region, I received two phone calls from people in the city of Merida who saw what they believed to be UFOs in the Cordemex and Francisco de Montejo districts, both located to the north. These are the reports from Mr. Mario Cetina Alcántara and Rebeca Martínez Pérez, who do not know each other, but who did see very similar unidentified flying objects with a day’s difference between them.

Mr. Mario lives in the fourth stage of Francisco de Montejo. His home almost borders the northern Periférico (beltway), and he says the following: “Last Friday I went to pick up my son from football practice. It was nearly eight o’clock at night and when we stopped by the main avenue to do some shopping, I don’t know why I suddenly turned to look at the sky. At first I saw what I thought was an airplane, but upon looking closely, I notice that it zig-zagged and that its speed varied, thus dismissing any logical explanation. My son (age 23) also saw it and was startled. In fact, it was he who urged me to contact your column and make it known,” he said.

While he did not furnish any additional details, it is striking that his report is very similar to the one given to us by Mrs. Martinez in a case that occurred on Saturday – that is to say, a day later – and practically at the same time:
“I was hanging out the washing in my back yard. I have the habit of looking at the moon. I’ve always enjoyed seeing it and this time, when I looked at it, I saw a strange object, like a craft making “u” or “z” shaped turns. It speeded up, and then slowed down.” She adds: “I was startled, nearly agape, and since I was home alone I didn’t even had the chance to call my husband or my daughters to see it. I know that perhaps many will consider me deranged, but I’m sure about what I saw. It struck me, as I’ve always heard stories about UFOS and had never seen one. I always said I would believe it when I saw it, and now I finally have,” she concluded.

Moreover, Alejandro Vega and Manuel González, organizers of the “Alerta Ovni” (UFO skywatch) contacted us to say that the fourth installment of this event has already been organized and is scheduled for the month of September, tentatively Saturday the 17th, from 21:00 hours onward. As with previous skywatches, they shall be held simultaneously in several municipalities, mainly in Yucatán, but the presence of [the states] of Campeche and Quintana Roo is also expected. We shall have more information about this event for you next week. It has been held with great success in its three previous installments, with over 200 people participating for each skywatch.
* [Translation © 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno (SIPSE) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

'Bizarre,' Huge Sea Scorpion Found in Ancient Meteorite Crater

'Bizarre,' Huge Sea Scorpion Found in Ancient Meteorite Crater

By Laura Geggel

      About 460 million years ago, a sea scorpion about the size of an adult human swam around in the prehistoric waters that covered modern-day Iowa, likely dining on bivalves and squishy eel-like creatures, a new study finds.

The ancient sea scorpions are eurypterids, a type of arthropod that is closely related to modern arachnids and horseshoe crabs. The findings — which include at least 20 specimens — are the oldest eurypterid fossils on record by about 9 million years, said study lead researcher James Lamsdell, a postdoctoral associate of paleontology at Yale University. [...]

UFOs: The Trail Is Stale

UFOs: The Trail Is Stale

Seth Shostak By Seth Shostak
The Huffington Post

     One thing that strikes me about claims of alien visitation is that so much of the evidence is musty and fusty.

Every day, I get stories and articles from people around the world who aggregate UFO news. But much of it is not news -- it's olds. The folks who think there's good proof that Earth is a stomping ground for extraterrestrials are still hung up on the Roswell incident of 1947 or its British opposite number, the Rendlesham Forest event of 1980. They're still citing the testimony of aging politicians, defense establishment types and Apollo astronauts who "know something."

The few alternatives to this vintage archive are contemporary photos and videos of vague lights in the sky, low-resolution and low-confidence material that isn't likely to sway many scientists. The good stuff seems to be the old stuff.

To better judge if this is really true, I trawled the web for listings of "the best UFO cases." I quickly collected nearly 100 events that were considered worthy, of which 60 were unique, in the sense of not being repeats [...] .

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Aliens Living Under Pluto's Crust?

Aliens Living Under Pluto's Crust?

By Andrew Griffin

      Pluto’s crust could have alien life living underneath it, according to Brian Cox.

The dwarf planet’s surface is made up of a crust, which includes huge icy mountains, that is very unlikely to have anything living on it. But underneath that could be warm oceans, which might be able to support life, the physicist has said.


The probe “showed you that there may well be a subsurface ocean on Pluto, which means — if our understanding of life on Earth is even slightly correct — that you could have living things there,” Cox told The Times.[...]

NASA's Exploration of Two Potentially Life-Supporting Alien Worlds?

 Will NASA Explore Two Potentially Life-Supporting Alien Worlds?

By Mike Wall

     A decade from now, NASA probes could be on their way to explore two potentially life-supporting alien worlds.

The agency already plans to launch a spacecraft toward the Jupiter moon Europa in the early to mid-2020s, and it's mulling a mission to the Saturn satellite Enceladus that would lift off by the end of 2021. Many astrobiologists regard Europa and Enceladus, which are both thought to harbor oceans of liquid water beneath their icy shells, as the solar system's two best bets to host alien life.

The possible Encelacus project, known as the Enceladus Life Finder (ELF), is one of two dozen or so concepts submitted earlier this year for consideration by NASA's Discovery Program, which launches highly focused, relatively low-cost missions to various solar system destinations. [...]

UFO Reported Following Donald Trump's Helicopter

UFO Follows Trump's Helicopter

Lee Speigel By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post

     [...] a UFO was reported following Donald Trump's helicopter earlier this month at the Iowa State Fair.


Trump was at the fair Aug. 15, offering kids a free ride on his chopper. At 1 p.m., an onlooker snapped a picture (see above) that later revealed an unusual-looking object in the sky.

"We were walking down the street to the fair. Donald Trump's helicopter was flying overhead so I got my phone out and snapped a picture," according to an unnamed witness who submitted the photo, which became Case 69530 in the Mutual UFO Network database. [...]