Thursday, July 30, 2015
Earth’s magnetic field powered up early. The finding, gleaned from field lines frozen into zircon crystals up to 4.2 billion years old, offers a glimpse at our planet’s infancy – and may hint at how the Earth was able to hold on to its life-sustaining atmosphere.
Looking back so far in time is not easy. In its 4.5 billion year history, our planet’s surface has changed constantly, and the early pages of Earth’s story remain frustratingly blank. “It’s like you have chapters 19 and 20 of a 20-chapter book,” says James Head of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who was not involved in the study.
To find out more about the origin of Earth’s magnetism, a team led by John Tarduno of the University of Rochester in New York retrieved rock samples from the Jack Hills in Western Australia – home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth.
The team spent months picking out zircons – tiny silicate crystals a tenth of a millimetre in size – from the surrounding rock. Inside these crystals, even tinier deposits of magnetic minerals contained traces of fossil magnetism locked in from the moment they first cooled. With a custom magnetometer, the team was able to measure the strength of the ancient magnetic fields, which they matched with estimates of the crystals’ ages based on the isotopes found in them. . . .
By Clive Irving
A piece of Boeing 777 discovered on an Indian Ocean beach can only be the missing flight, but it’s 4,500 miles from where it was predicted to wash up.
A U.S. official tells the Associated Press that part of an airplane found washed up on a beach on the Indian Ocean island of Rénunion is from a Boeing 777. Only one Boeing 777 has ever disappeared over water: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
This is it.
After a fruitless 17-month search this could be the beginning of solving the world’s greatest aviation mystery—the first piece of physical evidence that investigators can examine.
The piece of debris is part of a wing and probably a control surface from that wing. Control surfaces are among the most likely part of airplane wreckage to survive for a long while as flotsam. . . .
By Kelly-Ann Mills
The 10 white circular balls floating in the sky above Osaka are quick moving and dance around in the two-minute long video
This bizarre footage has captured 10 white circular balls floating in the sky above Osaka in Japan.
They are quick moving and dance around in the two-minute long video which was uploaded to YouTube.
The unusual white lights are similar to those s potted above a Blue concert in Hyde Park in June .
But in the London sighting the lights hovered in the sky for just a brief moment before they suddenly disappear into thin air, just as quickly as they came.
The Osaka globes are clearly seen for much longer. . . .
By Jason Rhian
Members of the Expedition 44 crew had to move out of the way of satellite debris late in the evening of Saturday, July 25. The most recent reminder that the environment above our world is becoming increasingly cluttered, did not impact crew safety or operations and, in fact, it might even get the station’s current residents a little ahead in terms of scheduled tasks. . . .
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
|By Paul Dean|
About a year ago, I took the plunge and begun the near-impossible task of ascertaining what role joint US/Canadian North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) has maintained regarding the UFO matter. Sure enough, just as I had suspected, there is a paper trail dating back decades, and much of it makes for rather awkward reading. Furthermore, I have been working with David Charmichael, a brilliant British citizen who has been aggressively asking NORAD, and its parent agency Northern Command (NORTHCOM), one of ten Unified Combatant Commands organised directly under the Secretary of Defence and Joint Chiefs of Staff, for some honest answers regarding the oddities they track on vast radar systems, and other UFO-related matters. Together he and I have discovered much.
For those that don’t know, NORAD, as its current Fact Sheet states, is
charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands. Aerospace control includes ensuring air sovereignty and air defence of the airspace of Canada and the United States.Put simply, NORAD uses myriad primary and secondary radars to build up an integrated, recognised air and aerospace picture, even out into sub-space, of what is flying around about the USA and Canada. NORAD has generally maintained that the only UFOs they detect and track are simply strayed aircraft, hostile formations of Russian or Cuban combat aircraft and such. NORAD do not have any interest, or, any knowledge, of our sort of UFO events.
Unfortunately for NORAD, however, if one goes by what the contents of their own declassified paperwork says, the overwhelming evidence is that they have not been honest, and not since the 1950’s. But first, let’s see what official concoctions NORAD has come up with over the long years.
In a reply letter dated 10th November, 1975, Colonel Terrence C. James, NORAD Headquarters, Ent Air Force Base, to researcher Robert Todd, it was stated:
. . . this command has no present activity in investigating UFOs, nor does any area of the United States government that I’m aware of.Another letter from NORAD HQ, dated 28th, November, 1975, also to Robert Todd, said:
We do not undertake investigative measures . . . our interests are satisfied in near real time, and no formal documentation is created by this command.In a 19 December 1995 letter to researcher Dr. Armen Victorian, NORAD’s Directorate of Information clarified their terminology, while distancing themselves, as one would expect, from the core UFO issue:
Historically, the term UFO was used by the Air Force starting in 1947 and ending in 1969 with the shelving of the Project Blue Book. We all know what the term UFO means, we just don’t use it . . .. The specific term “UFO” is not used by this command even though you could say that this term would equate to Unknown Track Report: either an Uncorrelated Event or an Unknown Track, since an unidentified flying object could be considered either.Since 1954, the “Joint Army Navy Air Force 146” (JANAP 146) procedures, promulgated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have, issued a series of “Communications Instructions for Vital Intelligence Sightings”, more commonly referred to as simply “CIRVIS”. The timely reporting of UFO’s by military and civilian pilots, as well as other professionals, is clearly laid down in these CIRVIS procedures, and, first on the addressing distribution list is none other than the Commander-in-Chief, NORAD (CINCNORAD). For example, the February 1959 version of JANAP CIRVIS procedures, published as JANAP 146(D), states, in part, under the “Information to be Reported and When to Report” section on Page 8:
(1) While airborne and from land based observers.Note, that “Unidentified Flying Objects” is listed as distinct from single aircraft, formations of aircraft, missiles, etc. Below is an image of this page from JANAP 146(D) CIRVIS:
(a) Hostile or unidentified single aircraft or formations of aircraft which appear to be directed against the United States or Canada or their forces.
(c) Unidentified flying objects.
(d) Hostile or unidentified submarines.
(e) Hostile or unidentified group or groups of military surface vessels . . ..
(f) Individual surface vessels, submarines, or aircraft of unconventional design, or engaged in suspicious activity or observed in a location or on a course which may be interpreted as constituting a threat to the United States, Canada or their forces.
(g) Any unexplained or unusual activity which may indicate a possible attack against or through Canada or the United States, including the presence of any unidentified or other suspicious ground parties in the Polar Region or other remote or sparsely populated areas.
Of even more interest are these two procedural statements, on Page 12:
c. A post-landing report is desired immediately after landing by CINCNORAD or RCAF-ADC to amplify the airborne report(s).and,
(1) Post-landing reports should be addressed to CINCNORAD, Ent AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado, or, RCAF-ADC, St. Hubert, Quebec . . ..CINCNORAD is merely Commander-in-Chief, NORAD, and, RCAF-ADC is Royal Canadian Air Force, Air Defence Command. Below is an image of the page.
Thus it is established that NORAD, even so long ago, was very much concerning itself with serious UFO sightings made by US or Canadian forces, and any claims to the contrary are absolute nonsense.
Now, I can already hear the “But, that was in 1959! What about something current?!”.
The 2008 “Air Force Instruction 10-206 Operational Reporting” instruction contains the second most current CIRVIS sightings procedures, which still include “Unidentified Flying Objects” as separate from aircraft, missiles, etc. On Page 36, it is stated, with regards to the addressee of such “vital” reports:
5.3. Submitted To:So much for NORAD not being in the US military’s “UFO loop”.
5.3.1. Airborne reports: US, Canadian military, or civilian communications facility.
5.3.2. Post-landing reports: Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Cheyenne Mt, Colorado, or HQ Northern NORAD Region, North Bay, Ontario, Canada, whichever is more convenient. If landing outside Canadian or US territories, submit reports through the nearest Canadian military or diplomatic representative or US.
It isn’t just the above mentioned CIRVIS procedures which raise questions. NORAD’s Operational Instruction Index 0-2, dated 7th of March, 1978, inventories a number of instructional publications for vital to the overall mission success of NORAD Regional and Sector Operations Centers. Page 2 of the index lists an instruction titled “Possible Unknowns, Unknowns, Special Tracks and Unknown Objects Actions”. Below the list is imaged.
While these procedural and instructional records are significant, there is far more material which catches NORAD out red-handed being involved with localized and serious UFO events. In my next post, Part 2 of this series, I will be highlighting such material which provides ample evidence that NORAD know far more about the UFO issue than they are prepared to discuss.
Argentina: Rosario Ufologist Says Hunter's Story is "Credible"
After the initial astonishment and widespread diffusion in the media, the case involving the hunter from Santa Rosa who claims having slain an extraterrestrial has moved to another level: it is now a matter for investigation by UFO researchers. To one of them, the abduction was not extraterrestrial but rather military in origin. A psychiatrist wants Tavernise to submit to a deep relaxation technique to see if there are images in the depths of his mind that have not yet come to light. The case will be published in a book compiling cases that have occurred in the past 10 years.
Luis Reinoso is an attorney who has spent his life researching the UFO phenomenon. In 1965 he established the EDOVNI center in Rosario, which celebrated its 50th year of uninterrupted work on the subject. This trajectory, and the premise of doing responsible work, was acknowledged in 2011, when the Argentinean Air Force summoned the native of Rosario to form part - as an external advisor - of a special commission created to study reports by passengers and pilots alike regarding the presence or sighting of objects of unknown provenance.
Last Friday, Reinoso was spending a few days vacationing in the mountains of Córdoba when he read the article on the police report filed by Alberto Tavernise and did not hesitate to board the first bus to La Pampa. Since then, he has interviewed Tavernise a few times and also engaged in field work to learn more about the hunter's personal details and the geographic context in which the encounter between the man and the five small beings took place.
In Reinoso's opinion, the story put forth by [Tavernise] is "solid and coherent" and therefore "credible". In any event, he explained, it is not his duty to judge credibility, but to gather all of the physical evidence available on the case, whether they are photographs, ground traces, witness accounts or anything else that contributes elements. During a second stage, the investigation will continue with a visit by a psychiatrist who will meet with Tavernise, who has already expressed having no misgivings about participating in the study. The psychiatrist shall apply a deep relaxation technique that will permit images recorded in the depths of Tavernise's mind to be unlocked, should any remain.
Reinoso has a powerful theory regarding the incident with the 1.20 meter tall beings and the man's subsequent abduction: "It wasn't abduction by an extraterrestrial craft, but what we call a "government abduction" [MILABs in U.S. parlance -- SC] in which aliens serve as the pretext for covering up the true origin.
The most notable difference between one and another can be found in the consequences for the abductee: the first are not traumatic and in general promote the individual's spiritual growth; the second create traumatic memories which the person finds hard to endure, and the physical consequences are longer lasting, as occurred with Tavernise.
Behind all this, suggests the researcher, are power groups that remain out of sight, interests promoting a "New World Order" and who tirelessly experiment a variety of unthinkable weapons of mass population control on human beings.
For this reason, in order to keep their operations secret, nothing could be better than to ascribe the blame to extraterrestrials. Should they exist, and if they are among us - of which Reinoso is convinced - they have nothing to do with these experiences.
Luis Reinoso is the author of two books on the UFO phenomenon: "Tras las huellas de los ovnis" (1984) y "Nuevo Orden Mundial - Globalización y fenómeno ovni" (2005). His third work is currently in progress and surely includes a reference to the Tavernise case.
He visited our province for several days three decades ago to study the "Platner Case". According to his calculations, he has studied some 80 cases and has records of at least 20 abductions in recent times. During the interview with LA ARENA he disclosed that there are two cases which have been the focus of official criminal investigation - one due to the spontaneous participation of a prosecutor, and another due to the experiencer's own report - plus a police record. Tavernise's case would be the second police report, although the first to contain details about the alleged confrontation.
The "Comisión de Estudio de Fenómenos Aeroespaciales" was created by Resolution No. 414 / 2011 of the Chief of Staff of the Argentinean Air Force with the purpose of "organizing, coordinating and methodically carrying out investigations into possible causes of unidentified flying object sightings within airspace under National Jurisdiction," as can be read on the agency's website. In such cases where investigations have "reached a certain and exact conclusion", the order is to publicize such results.
* [Translation (c) 2015 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]
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By Shakira Sellen and Andrea Davy
A VIDEO of two bright lights moving slowly and directly across the skyline has residents in the Pioneer Valley bewildered.
About 12 people were having wood-fired pizzas at the Eungella General Store on Sunday evening when the flying objects were spotted.
Wendy Storer filmed the sighting on her phone and shared the footage on Facebook. The video was taken about 6.15pm. . . .
A Pennsylvania witness at Loganton reported watching multiple UFOs from a lookout area along Mt. Riansares Road with a friend who claimed she has been followed by UFOs and has been abducted, according to testimony in Case 68227 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The reporting witness had previously traveled to the same lookout area with the friend about a month before this sighting.
“That night we witnessed orbs before a strange vehicle pulled up behind us and turned their lights off – we left immediately, and saw a triangular object moving behind the trees as we were coming down the mountain,” the witness stated. “We then soon realized that we were also being followed by the car that had pulled up behind us. The car eventually disappeared somewhere behind us once we were close to the highway.”
The two returned to the same location with one additional friend on July 11, 2015.
“The three of us sat atop the dark mountain for approximately one hour or longer before we spotted an extremely bright orb that rose up from behind the crest of a mountain in front of us, and then descended back down behind it again. It was slow moving, but the entire incident lasted only a matter of seconds.”
A short while later another object was seen.
“We waited anywhere from 15-30 minutes thereafter until we saw an actual UFO object, starting from the same general direction of the orb, but moving left in high elevation across the valley that we were overlooking from the vista. It was somewhat far away, but I was still able to make out what appeared to be a row of white lights (not changing or blinking), and the pattern suggested that it may have been disc-shaped.” . . .
SPECIAL branch operatives tailed a UFO cult leader who said he was in telepathic contact with aliens, it emerged today.
The bizarre high-level decision saw Scotland Yard’s finest infiltrating rallies and meetings of George King's secretive ‘space society’ amid fears it was a front for Russian spies.
The former London cabbie claimed he could communicate with an alien called Aetherius, who was orbiting Mars.
In another of his freakish outbursts he warned the public that space travellers from Venus were already living among them.
However, it has now emerged that detectives from the Metropolitan Police feared his zany antics may have been an elaborate front for Soviet moles.
They launched a five-year surveillance operation into his activities, which was revealed for the first time today after Scotland Yard unsealed top secret documents . . ..
A documentary on the alleged true story of a man who believes he gained inside knowledge about a top secret antigravity spaceship has recently been released, despite the death of the movie’s creator in 2013. The filmmaker’s estate released the video on Vimeo earlier this month.
|James Allen (Credit: James Allen/Kickstater)|
James Allen, the film’s creator, says that he originally took on this project as a thesis for his Masters in Fine Arts degree. However, he began to feel that the subject was of immense importance, and warranted a full length documentary.
In an interview with OpenMinds.tv in June of 2013, Allen explained, “If this story is true, and at this point I am fairly convinced that it is, it could be a window into one of the most important technological developments in history.”
Allen describes the technology as a “Faster-than-light propulsion system that agrees with Einstein’s theories, and the fact that we are surrounded by unlimited, untapped free energy everywhere.”
The movie is titled Zero-Point: the Story of Mark McCandlish and the Flux Liner. McCandlish and his research is the main source for the information in the documentary. McCandlish is an aerospace illustrator who began researching antigravity in 1988 when a friend described to him a secret advanced anti-gravity vehicle he had seen at Norton Air Force Base.