Thursday, February 11, 2016

Groundbreaking Discovery Proves Einstein Prediction Re Space-Time Ripples

Groundbreaking Discovery Proves Einstein Prediction Re Space-Time Ripples

     In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time from a violent collision 1.3 billion light-years away — that serve as a resounding confirmation of a prediction made by Albert Einstein a century ago.

The detection, made with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, known as LIGO, is the culmination of a decades-long search for signs of this elusive phenomenon.
By Amina Khan
www.latimes.com
2-11-16

The discovery, described in a paper in Physical Review Letters, will open a new window onto the universe, said LIGO Executive Director David Reitze.

‘…Former Lawmaker Staked Out Her Position On Extraterrestrial Affairs…’

‘…Former Lawmaker Staked Out Her Position On Extraterrestrial Affairs…’

Lynn Woolsey Doesn’t Find UFO Talk Totally Spacey

     Mankind being completely alone in the universe makes far less sense to former Rep. Lynn Woolsey than contemplating the possibility that someone (something?) else might be cruising around the infinite vastness surrounding our home planet.

And while she never imagined the dizzying tales launched her way in early 2013 during a self-styled “hearing” on extraterrestrial affairs would ever crop up in a presidential race — as White House hopeful Hillary Clinton discovered earlier this winter during a swing through New Hampshire — the California Democrat urged prospective leaders to open up about exopolitics.
By Warren Rojas
blogs.rollcall.com/
2-11-16

“I think it would be a good idea for a new administration, whoever may be running it, to come clean about what they know,” Woolsey, who remains intrigued by cosmic concepts, told Roll Call.

The former lawmaker staked out her position on extraterrestrial affairs during her 10 terms in the House and tenure on the Science, Space and Technology Committee. It wasn’t until after retiring in 2012, however, that Woolsey wound up playing devil’s advocate during the weeklong Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. [...]

UFO Now Believed to be H2O

UFO Now Believed to be H2O

     CLANCY — What at one time was believed to be a UFO has turned out to likely be H2O, a Clancy resident says.

On Nov. 4, motion detector cameras set up on the back upstairs balcony of Dr. Richard O’Connor’s home captured photos of what he believed was a UFO. They were among 280,000 photos his cameras have taken over two years.
By Phil Drake
www.greatfallstribune.com
2-11-16

O’Connor, who is interested in UFOs and said he had set up the cameras in the hope of capturing something flying by, tried to have the photos analyzed and got various opinions, ranging from some saying that the photo had not been manipulated to others saying it had.

After dozens of emails from all over the country, O’Connor ran experiments on suggestions that the photo may be of a falling water drop. He said he used a turkey baster and dropped water so that the cameras could take some pictures.

“I am now convinced beyond a shadow of doubt that the Nov .4 photo ... was, in fact, simply and only a couple of falling raindrops fortuitously (or not) captured by the Reconyx camera,” [...]

Resident Photographs UFOs Over Albuquerque, New Mexico | MY UFO EXPERIENCE

Resident Films UFOs Over Albuquerque New Mexico | MY UFO EXPERIENCE


"I noticed one thing about both objects, a green rod on top, and it's pointing upwards.
I'm totally stuck staring at them. Thinking wow–these objects are are definitely not airplanes!"


By Vincent Montoya
The UFO Chronicles
1-24-16
[Unedited]
DATE: 1-23-2016

TIME: 5:30 am

LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico
      I see a really bright light through my window. Something woke me up. I tried to go back to sleep. But I wanted to know what that light was.

I get up and step outside. And I see this bright object. And it's moving in jerk like moves. But for the most part it staying in one spot. This was to the north side of town. And I look around and spot another one. Almost directly on above me.

I noticed one thing about both object is a green rod on top. And it's pointing upwards. I'm totally stuck starring at them. Thinking wow. These objects are are definitely not airplanes. I'm thinking maybe weather balloons. But it still dark outside. And what I'm looking at looks like a super bright ball or oval shape object. Just sitting in one spot. Very slowly moving away from one another.

The green rods can be barely seen cuz the ball of light is so bright. But I notice both have it. I was out there for about 20 minutes starring at them until I noticed them picking up speed. And within the next 5 minutes they moved from moving horizontal to a climbing to a quick take off into space.

I been checking for mor sightings for this Saturday and there have been a few. And I know I'm not going crazy. I know what I saw.

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Immunity For UFO Insiders

 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Immunity For UFO Insiders

The way of the explorer

     I first met moonwalker Edgar Mitchell in late 1995, at a restaurant in the back yard of Kennedy Space Center, which was getting ready to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Apollo 14. Given how NASA types tended to treat UFO questions like warlocks and unicorns, De Void was unprepared for Mitchell’s receptivity. No, he insisted, he hadn’t seen evidence of UFOs during his off-planet adventures. “NASA at that time was so sure there were no such things, there was no discussion of it." But he added this: "I would say, however, that if there was knowledge of ET contact existing within the government, and we were sent into space blind and dumb to such information, I think it is a case of criminal culpability."
By Billy Cox
De Void
2-9-16

Criminal culpability. Whoa. Thus began a long conversation with one of the old astronaut corps’ unique thinkers. This was a guy who, after admitting he conducted ESP experiments on the moon in 1971, took a lot of crap from colleagues – and he didn’t care. He went onto formalize his curiosity about human consciousness by founding the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which went on to publish papers on everything from meditation to the “Physical effects of collective attention at Burning Man 2013.”

Anyhow, the former Navy captain rolled his own tobacco that night, back when you could still smoke indoors, and he talked about one of his even more unusual intrigues. A year or so earlier, during Air Force efforts to resolve General Accounting Office questions about missing records related to the 1947 Roswell controversy, USAF Secretary Sheila Widnall had granted amnesty to potential whistleblowers who might produce leads, but by that time the major players were dead. One year after that, without naming names, Mitchell said he was in discussions with former military or government operatives who wanted to extend immunity to cover even more UFO insiders.

“The purpose of the meeting was not to convince anybody else of their stories,” he said, “but to get people released from their security oaths with regard to these phenomena. Given who they were, and their credentials, I have to tell you, it pushed my confidence level up five notches.” Mitchell said he was shaken by what he was learning. “I am convinced there is a small body of valid (UFO) information, and that there is a body of information ten times as big that is total disinformation put out by the sources to confuse the whole issue.” He described the setup as “a body of semi- or quasi-private organization” operating with black-budget federal funding. “And nobody knows what goes into black budgets. The prime requisite is security first and everything else second.”

Without more details, Mitchell’s allegations sounded like something Fox Mulder’s scriptwriters could’ve hatched without really trying. We now know that the sixth man on the moon had, in 1995, begun huddling with “Ambassador to the Universe” Disclosure guru Steven Greer, whose ET outreach tuition now begins at $2,500 a pop. The Mitchell-Greer bond fell apart when Greer began using Mitchell’s name as a witness to promote his Disclosure initiative. Mitchell, in fact, had no first-hand knowledge of Greer’s alleged cloak-and-dagger scenario, and he charged Greer with “overreach(ing) his data continuously.”

But in 2008 – and once again, without naming names – Mitchell stoked the embers when he told CNN’s Larry King he had met a high-level Pentagon official pooh-bah who told Mitchell that he – the pooh-bah official – couldn’t get his hands on classified UFO documents because he lacked the proper security clearance. But that was a story Greer had been repeating for years. And that official was Rear Adm. Thomas R. Wilson, former Defense Intelligence Agency director and – at the time of his meeting with Mitchell in 1997 – director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

So De Void got on the horn to Wilson, whose golden parachute had made for a soft-retirement landing with a defense contractor in Minnesota. Wilson definitely remembered Mitchell asking him about pursuing UFO leads. But Wilson also said he had all the security passes he needed. “What is true is that I met with them,” Wilson told De Void in a phoner. “What is not true is that I was denied access to this material, because I didn’t pursue it. I may have left it open with them, but it was not especially compelling, not compelling enough to waste my staff’s time to go looking for it.”

Mitchell told De Void he was “shocked” by Wilson’s answer. Ever the gentleman, however, Mitchell declined to argue: “I do not wish to engage him on this matter.” For his part, Greer stood by his Wilson story in an email: “I was there and I know what he said. I was also informed prior to the meeting that, after sending him a secret document with UFO-related code names and numbers, that he located one of the compartments but was specifically denied access to the operation.” And that was that.

But so earnestly did Mitchell want to get to the bottom of the mystery that he traveled to Mexico City for the unveiling of what would be the biggest UFO fiasco of 2015 – the Roswell space alien cadaver pix, which were being hyped as a game-changer. Within days, the images were discovered to be Kodak slides of a Native American mummy. De Void didn’t attempt to contact the Apollo veteran for reaction after that. But living in fear of making mistakes would’ve been an untenable prospect for one of only a dozen men to leave bootprints on another world.

“The desire to live life to its fullest, to acquire more knowledge, to abandon the economic treadmill,” he wrote in his autobiography The Way of the Explorer, “are all typical reactions to these experiences in altered states of consciousness. The previous fear of death is typically quelled. If the individual generally remains thereafter in the existential state of awareness, the deep internal feeling of eternity is quite profound and unshakable.” After literally expanding the perimeters of human history, what could possibly be intimidating after that? Name-calling?

So bon voyage, Dr. Mitchell. And here’s hoping that your greatest wish for those who determine our fates will someday come to pass: “From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’”

Alien Megastructure Mystery Will Be Settled For Good

Alien Megastructure Mystery Will Be Settled For Good

     The faraway star KIC 8462852 has been a fervent topic of debate over the last few months, ever since folks at SETI proposed that maybe—just maybe—a there was a giant alien megastructure around the star responsible for the weird readings scientists had been getting. Since then, most people have come to accept the more ordinary explanation that comets are responsible for the space oddity. But it turns out the NASA's next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, could be just the thing to answer this kind of question for sure.
By John Wenz
www.popularmechanics.com
2-9-16

The hubbub all started last October when NASA's Kepler planet-hunting telescope found a strange phenomenon around a sun-like star. Something was blocking out 20 percent of the light from KIC 8462852, since nicknamed "Tabby's Star" after discoverer Tabetha S. Boyajian. A planet even the size of Jupiter or larger should have blocked out only 1 percent of the light. That suggests something big is here, and no Earth-based telescopes detected heat coming from whatever was blocking the light, meaning it wasn't a planet or an asteroid.

The lead hypothesis has been, and remains, that comets are blocking out the light. A swarm of them may have collided and created a giant cloud of icy-cold debris. But even that doesn't quite tell the whole story. For one thing, astronomers still can't explain how there would be a cloud of comets big enough to block out that much light from a mid-sized star. It would require more mass than is found in our solar system's entire Kuiper Belt, the region of objects that includes Pluto, an unlikely scenario.

That's where the megastructures came in [...]

Retired Carpenter Abducted By Space Aliens?

Retired Carpenter Abducted By Space Aliens?

     Retired carpenter Gerry Battles, 61, from Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, claims he was walking home after two Christmas drinks when the aliens struck.

An Irishman has told the terrifying tale of his abduction by ALIENS - and how they predicted the end of the world.
By Alan Jacques
www.irishmirror.ie
2-10-16

Retired carpenter Gerry Battles, 61, from Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, claims he was walking home after two Christmas drinks with a pal when the real-life ETs struck.

During the experience, he says he was paralysed, came face-to-face with a "cone-headed" extraterrestrial and travelled to the North Pole in the blink of an eye. [...]

US Spy Satellite Begins Secret Mission | VIDEO

US Spy Satellite Begins Secret Mission

     A new U.S. military satellite streaked into the sky early this morning on a clandestine reconnaissance mission, lighting up the pre-dawn sky over its California launch site.

The National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-45 satellite blasted off this morning (Feb. 10) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:40 a.m. EST (3:40 a.m. local time; 1140 GMT), riding a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket to orbit.
By Mike Wall
www.Space.com
2-10-16

It's unknown what exactly NROL-45 will be doing as it zips around Earth; the satellite's payload is classified. A brief mission description on ULA's website simply says the NROL-45 mission will "support national defense." [...]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

'Man Killing Metorite' Report a Bone of Contention for NASA

'Man Killing Metorite' Report a Bone of Contention for NASA

     The news reported by Indian newspapers and picked up by many outlets around the world was startling: A bus driver was killed and three people were injured after a meteorite hit a college campus on Saturday. If true, it would have been the first scientifically confirmed report in history of someone being killed by a meteorite impact. By Christine Hauser
www.nytimes.com
2-9-16

By Tuesday, however, the story appeared to be fizzling as scientific experts weighed in.

The early reports included images of a crater, five feet deep and two feet wide. Witnesses described hearing an explosion, and the police recovered a black, pockmarked stone from the site, in southeast India. The chief minister of the state, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, promised compensation for the families of the driver, who was hit by debris, and for the other three people, The Times of India reported.

[...]

But NASA scientists in the United States were more emphatic, saying in a public statement that the photographs posted online were more consistent with “a land based explosion” than with something from space. [...]

Sphere UFO Drops Object To Ground Level | VIDEO

Sphere UFO Drops Object To Ground Level - Spokane Valley, WA 1-26-14

By Roger Marsh
OpenMinds.tv
2-5-16

     A Washington witness at Spokane Valley reported watching and videotaping a glowing sphere that stopped to hover and appeared to drop something, according to testimony in Case 53762 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness stepped outside onto a back porch about 7 p.m. on January 26, 2014, and noticed a bright object that was yellow, red and orange.

“It traveled towards our house northbound, stopped, and changed direction to the east,” the witness stated. “I had called my family to witness the object.”

The witness described the object.

“The object stopped, flashed very brightly several times and then discarded something. There was glowing discharge from the bottom of the object. Object lost brightness intensity and then slowly went away.” [...]





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