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26 April, 2014

HBO And Ridley Scott Developing Ancient Aliens Drama 'Pharaoh'

Ancient Aliens have long been a popular topic for UFO theorists and sci-fi fans alike, but now it would seem the mysterious beings are going to be getting the premium cable treatment with Variety reporting that HBO are in talks to sign Ridley Scott to direct a new drama about the influence of alien beings in ancient Egypt. The show, entitled 'Pharaoh' was created by David Schulner, Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi, and with Scott set to executive produce as well as direct, the show should have the experience and star power to succeed in a competitive premium cable environment. So, a show about ancient aliens playing a role in the development of ancient Egyptian cultures. I know what you're thinking, and hopefully HBO do too. Stargate has already explored this area in a great deal of detail, in fact, with movies and multiple TV seasons, one might struggle to see where HBO could take this subject and still be original. However, this is Ridley Scott we're talking about here, and if HBO are willing to throw some money behind this and give it a decent level of production value, it could be a real winner. Indeed, while we don't have any concrete details on the plot, the early word is that 'Pharaoh' will use ancient alien visitation as an alternative explanation for the mysterious rise in ancient civilizations like Egypt. Such matters have been much-theorized by show's such as History's Ancient Aliens and remain a hot bed of debate for UFO theorists, whether or not Schulner and Scott will choose to be sympathetic to these theories remains to be seen, but I for one would love it if they chose to weave in some established ancient alien theory into their dramatic yarn. -

See more at: http://outerplaces.com/buzz/news/item/3823-hbo-and-ridley-scott-developing-ancient-aliens-drama-pharaoh

13 April, 2014 in ,

Sorry, mysterious glow on Mars is not life

The strange "glow" spotted on the Red Planet by Curiosity is not a sign of life. It is either a shiny rock or a glitch in the rover's camera, NASA has said.
UFO blogger Scott Waring had claimed that the new photograph taken by the rover suggests there are intelligent creatures living underground.
However, NASA said it has now investigated the image, and found it is simply a trick of light.
"One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun," a NASA spokesperson was quoted as saying by mailonline.uk.
"When these images were taken each day, the sun was in the same direction as the bright spot, west-northwest from the rover, and relatively low in the sky".
"The rover science team is also looking at the possibility that the bright spots could be caused by cosmic rays striking the camera's detector."
NASA's engineers believe the glow may have been caused by sunlight reaching the camera's sensors through a vent hole in the camera housing.
The agency said this has happened previously on other cameras on Curiosity and other Mars rovers when the geometry of the incoming sunlight relative to the camera is precisely aligned.
NASA also revealed that such glitches are commonplace.
"Among the thousands of images received from Curiosity, ones with bright spots show up nearly every week."
Curiosity takes images using two cameras, one in its right eye and the other in its left.
While the image from the right eye shows this bright spot, the same image from the left eye does not.

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NASA tests out flying saucer for future Mars missions

NASA has been hard at work testing out a flying saucer it wishes to send on Mars missions in the future. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, created by the space agency, is scheduled to test the rocket-fueled machine and will launch it off to space in a few months. Should the launch-off be deemed as successful, the LDSD could be making its way to Mars and other planets, bringing large payloads to those areas of space.

On an operational level, the LDSD's purpose is to assist in slowing down a vehicle that is coming in for a landing. In the most recent model of the Mars rover—Curiosity—it was helped out by the use of parachutes and rockets to ensure a smooth landing. However, much larger machines would need an even more complex system.
Mechanical Engineer Mike Meacham, inside of the testing laboratory, described LDSD as a "much larger, supersonic parachute," as stated in an article from The Blaze. "When we land spacecraft on Mars, we're going extremely fast. We have got to slow down, so we use a parachute — we use a really big parachute," Meacham said, The Blaze reported.
Looking at price tags, Curiosity cost a whopping $2 billion, so landing devices like this latest rover will most likely be made up of expensive materials. Therefore, having the LDSD as an extra safeguard to protect these pricy pieces in space only seems like a realistic choice.
"It may seem obvious, but the difference between landing and crashing is stopping," Allen Chen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California explained to New Scientist.
Testing is scheduled to take place in Kauai, Hawaii, in the month of June and NASA has chosen this location for an ideal reason. Meacham claims that the last parachute testing range used to take place in a wind tunnel. Though, newer parachute operations are too big for these confined spaces.
"You want to go Mars and you want to go big, then you got to test big. You got to be a little crazy sometimes if you want to do the crazy things," Meacham said, as stated in an article from The Blaze.
The deceleration system could be a "game-changer" according to what Robert Braun at Georgia Tech explained to New Scientist. "You could take a mass to the surface equal to something like one to 10 Curiosities. Think about it like a bridge for humans to Mars. This is the next step in a sequence of technologies that would need to be developed," Braun said, as reported by The Blaze.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_11/NASA-tests-out-flying-saucer-for-future-Mars-missions-8013/

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Alabaster company explains Mississippi UFO hovering over deer

A spooky trail-camera picture showing a pair of lights looming over a deer's head has generated lots of questions about UFOs over the past week.
Now the folks who manufacture the camera that took the picture say they know the true answer to the mystery.

"It helps when you look at thousands of these things," said Boyd Barnett, who handles marketing and advertising at Alabaster, Alabama-based Moultrie Products.

He and others at Moultrie say the lights seen in the picture are actually the reflections of the deer's eyes, bouncing around inside the infrared camera.

"The big clue is that the UFO is lined up symmetrically over the deer, where the eyes would be," Moultrie brand manager Bart Stephens told NBC News. The photo is so overexposed that it looks as if the deer is looking out toward the "lights," but it's actually looking right into the camera. The ghostly haze in the picture is also part of the effect.

A side view from a different trail camera shows what could well be the same deer, illuminated by the first camera's infrared beam.

Rainer Shattles, who placed both those cameras on his wooded property in Jackson County, Miss., told NBC News he's not fully convinced. He pointed to other pictures that appear to show a shape like a flying saucer up in the trees. A skeptic might try to explain away such effects as lens flare, but Shattles insists there's something strange going on.

"If it's a government drone, coming through that area at night, they need to speak up," he. "But they're not going to say anything."

Barnett and Stephens said their company is getting more reports like Shattles', in part due to the rapidly rising popularity of automatically triggered trail cameras. Shattles uses the cameras to keep track of the wildlife in his woods, but others have been known to look for more exotic quarry.

"One guy sent us a picture and said, 'Can you please verify that this is Bigfoot?'" Barnett recalled. "I had to tell him, 'What you have here is the ear of a raccoon, very close to the camera.'"

Whatever the deer-cam apparitions turn out to be, Barnett and Stephens are glad the resulting hubbub is focusing attention on their products — so glad that they're sending the Shattles family a complimentary assortment of Moultrie camera gear.

12 April, 2014 in

Greatest Moments In The History Of Irony

Nothing is Above The Law
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Weird “Light” Seen On Surface Of Mars Sparks Debate Among UFO Fans

Nasa’s Curiosity rover took the pictures.

These images, part of a series beamed back to Earth by the Curiosity rover, have provoked considerable debate among UFO believers.

These images, part of a series beamed back to Earth by the Curiosity rover, have provoked considerable debate among UFO believers.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

The pictures, taken by Curiosity’s right-hand navcam on April 3, appear to show an artificial light flaring up in the distance by a hillside.

Nasa/JPL-Caltech
Nasa/JPL-Caltech

Scott Waring of UFO Sightings Daily, said:


An artificial light source was seen this week in this NASA photo which shows light shining upward from…the ground.
This could indicate there there is intelligent life below the ground and uses light as we do. This is not a glare from the sun, nor is it an artifact of the photo process. Look closely at the bottom of the light.
It has a very flat surface giving us 100% indiction it is from the surface. Sure Nasa could go and investigate it, but hey, they are not on Mars to discovery life, but there to stall its discovery.

However, the theories were later rejected by Doug Ellison, from Nasa’s robotic exploration wing JPL.

However, the theories were later rejected by Doug Ellison , from Nasa’s robotic exploration wing JPL.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

He told NBC News that the phenomenon was caused by a “cosmic ray hit”, as did Dr Chris Bridges, from the Surrey Space Centre.

He told NBC News that the phenomenon was caused by a “cosmic ray hit”, as did Dr Chris Bridges , from the Surrey Space Centre.
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Or it could just be ET calling home…

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1973 UFO – The Schenectady Flying Saucer

It was a saucer shaped object, perhaps two or three football fields in diameter

Who knew a simple shopping trip would involve a flying saucer?

It was the later months of 1973, the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. A very pregnant Carol and her sister Louise decided to drive from Amsterdam to Schenectady to do some Christmas shopping. So with Carol’s toddler son in tow, the three of them were off to go holiday shopping at the Mohawk Mall.
As it was late in the year and it was already dark before the two women reached Schenectady. As they approached the city they were astounded to see a large object flying at low altitude coming from the West. The large object seemed to slow, then suddenly dropped at high speed and hovered over the General Electric plant. As it did all the lights in the factory dimmed and went out. Both women noted that this power outage seemed to only be at the General Electric facility, for they could see other city lights on in the distance.
Both women recall that the traffic on the main highway in front of the General Electric building had come to a halt. Carol remembers that people were getting out of their cars and seemed to be awestruck at what they were watching. Both Carol and Louise estimate that they were perhaps 100 yards from the GE facility.
Louise described what they saw: it was a saucer shaped object, perhaps two or three football fields in diameter. As you got a little closer, you could see blue, pink and yellow lights that seem to be alternating in rotation around the bottom of the craft. The top of the object was dull grey. Then both women tell us that almost everyone noticed that the flying saucer was totally silent.
Carol made an interesting observation that while the lights in the GE facility went out with the appearance of this flying saucer, the car on the local highway did not seem to be affected.
The craft hovered over the GE facility for about five, perhaps ten minutes, at which time the rotating lights all turned to a soft yellow color, then the craft began to rise straight up then headed West at low altitude away from Schenectady. After the flying object was clear of the GE facility the power abruptly returned and again the building was full of light.
Out on the shoulders of the highway the people who had just observed this amazing phenomenon all had the same interesting remark, “Did this just happen? Was it real?”
Both women remember that there was some news coverage. Back in the car, they could hear lots of people calling the local radio stations asking what it was that they all saw.
Oddly the TV news stations seemed satisfied to report only the local military base’s explanation, which amounted to nothing special happened. They also say, that in the following days the press coverage, radio and television reports all said the event was simply some Air Force maneuvers.
Carol’s now adult son remarked, “That it seems odd that after all these years and with all of people who stopped in front of the GE building that night and witnessed this amazing event … that there hasn’t been more personal accounts reported in UFO databases and stories on the Internet.”

Let’s look at some recent New York State sightings:

25 March 2014: at about 1 a.m. two Wallkill residents were star gazing and observed one oval shaped light seemingly jumping up and down in the distance. They state that it was moving up and down so quickly there’s no way it could have been a plane.
28 March 2014: at about 5:30 a.m. a Homer motorist was driving on State Route 281 and witnessed a bright, flaming orange disk “the size of a house” floating in the sky 250-2000 feet above the hills to the east of RT. 11.
31 March 2014: at about 4 p.m. a Binghamton man and his daughter observed 20 to 30 shiny metallic objects flying together that repeatedly transitioning from a “v” formation to a “w” then they seemed to spread away from each other upon entering a cloud.
31 March 2014: at about 9:30 p.m. a New York City resident reported watching a flying object with large bright light-The object was moving rapidly and changed to at least four different colors.
2 April 2014: at about 6:30 p.m. a Saugerties resident saw a white circle in the sky, with what looked like a black dot in the side of it. The object moved slowly in a straight line until it just vanished.
4 April 2014: at about 10 p.m. a retired law enforcement officer in Auburn was looking at constellations with his family. He was using a tablet sky map to help their observations, when suddenly the “fully charged” tablet indicated 90% power drain. It was then that the family observed a triangle shaped craft that seemed to appear out of nowhere.
If you have a UFO sighting to report, you can use either one of the two national database services: www.NUFORC.ORG or  www.MUFON.COM  Both services respect confidentiality.

Link:  http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/1973-ufo-schenectady-flying-saucer/

05 April, 2014 in , , ,

Deer with UFO caught on camera


The supernatural and the inexplicable will always be a part of our lives. It makes us "curious" and it forces us to draw out conclusions, which are mostly absurd and out-of-this-world. A couple from Mississippi was intrigued when they discovered that their camera captured what appeared to be mysterious lights from an unidentified flying object.

The old couple, Rainer and Edith Shattles, decided to deploy cameras on their 150-acre home in the Cumbest Bluff area of Jackson County to spot for deers and other wild animals. They didn't expect what happened on the night of February 16th. As they reviewed the film the next day, they found a deer alright. But a few minutes later, a strange light appeared from nowhere. The light got brighter, and a few more minutes, it hovered over the deer. Interestingly, the infrared camera caught what seemed to be tiny headlights.

Then if flew away. In a different footage, a deer appeared to be looking at a strange light source from afar. "We have unusual things happen around here that happen, but it's usually associated with our grandchildren.

But this case, we didn't know what it was," Edith Shattles told WLOX. But Rainer Shattles has a different theory. He said that the UFO could be a drone owned by the U.S. Army. "Well, if it's alien, I'm not sure about that.

But it's definitely a UFO. Now whether it's a government drone or what, I wish if nothing else, one of them would step up and say, 'Yes, that's ours,'" he said. Check out the video after the break.
Links: http://www.i4u.com/2014/04/70351/deer-ufo-caught-camera

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Bill Clinton “Wouldn’t Be Surprised” If Aliens Existed

A visit from UFO could be the answer to world peace, he joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night, the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton dodged questions about whether his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will make a run for the White House, but he was more than happy to discuss a hypothetical UFO invasion: Bill Clinton: “If we were visited someday, I wouldn’t be surprised, I just hope it’s not like Independence Day, the movie, that it’s a conflict. May be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours. If they’re out there, think of how all the differences among people on earth would seem small if we felt threatened by a space invader… Jimmy Kimmel: You and Bill O’Reilly would be hiding in a bunker together.” The interview is full of laughs, as the late-night host asks Clinton — who is now a vegan — “Which do you miss more: being President or cheese?” Tune in at the 2:20 mark below to see his answer.
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UFO: Alien Planet moves toward Earth suggests Texas Professor

UFO Sightings Daily documents that according to Dr. Kyle Kaplan, a planet-sized object will be at Earth by August, 2014.  Kaplan says prior to its arrival, Earth will experience more and more adverse effects from the gravity of this planet.  TRN inquired of other astronomy and geological experts and they told us that if Kaplan’s scenario is true, the problems Earth will experience would begin with weather anomalies and tidal anomalies, will increase to earthquakes then volcanic eruptions as Earth’s magma is pulled by the gravity of the approaching planet.

The experts went on to tell us the troubles would increase further to horrific tsunamis 1000 meters high, moving at 1200 kilometers per hour striking coastal regions around the Earth and, ultimately, when this planet is closest by August 2014, Earth will suffer widespread destruction from shifting tectonic plates on a massive scale.

This article includes a screenshot from his video of location that was presented on UFO Sightings Daily.
One expert even claimed that depending upon the size and gravity of the planet, and its angle of approach, the gravity of this other planet could actually STOP the Earth from rotating on its axis.  He likened it to a vehicle traveling at 1,000 miles per hour, and having the brakes slammed on; the resulting inertia of all objects on earth would cause them to continue moving while the earth was stopping; sort of like what happens in a car wreck when the car suddenly stops, but the passengers fly forward from their own inertia.

While Kaplan himself did not make any such claims, he did say the approach and  passage of this planet “will reconstruct the surface of the Earth into something we don’t even know.”

For More Read Here:  http://agoracosmopolitan.com/new/news/2014/04/04/ufo-alien-planet-moves-toward-earth-suggests-texas-professor.html

02 April, 2014 in ,

Fossil On Mars Points To Ancient Ocean With Life, March 31, 2014


Date of discovery: March 31, 2014
Location of discovery: Mars

As the rover was taking photos, it indadvertedly recorded ancient aliens sea life. I'm sure NASA would have covered it up had they seen it, but this does confirm there there was water on Mars. For some reason, NASA is saving this information for when they need it...maybe a push to save NASA or a push for larger budgets.

Several things we know to be true about this photo. 1st this is a fossil. 2nd this was taken by the Mars rover. 3rd the photo was put on the JPL site by NASA. What this means is NASA cannot dispute this claim nor will they ever try. NASA will not turn the rover around to reexamine this fossil, nor do they care...since they already have an abundance of Top Secret images that expose alien life on Mars.

I have posted a similar sea shell that I found back in March 2012. Check it out here. 

I have a similar ammonite fossil on my desk right now as I type this. Its an ancient water animal, a kind of Mollusc. On Earth most these style of molluscs are 200-400 million years old, but on Mars...who knows? SCW




Link http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/2014/04/fossil-on-mars-points-to-ancient-ocean.html

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Revisiting The Belgian UFO Wave Of 1989/1990


At its peak, it saw objects being tracked on radar, fighter jets scrambled and over 2,500 written reports submitted by witnesses, but 24 years later no concrete explanation has been forthcoming regarding what has become known as the Belgian UFO Wave of 1989/1990. Despite this lack of explanation, many claim that the events in Belgium remain one of the best documented cases of UFO activity in recent history. Are these claims warranted or is this a case of UFO believers littering investigations with misleading information?

Though it spanned a number of months between the Fall of 1989 and Spring of 1990, the Belgian UFO wave, as many know it, centered around the events of March 30-31 1990. It was on this night that reports were made of three strange lights in the sky some 50km south of Belgium's capital, Brussels. The first of these reports were received by the nation's Control Reporting Center in Glons, which monitors radar signatures across the region's airspace. The reports all consistently stated the same details. The lights were fixed in a triangular formation and were changing color at a rapid pace. When the reports started mounting up, the CRC requested that the local Gendarmerie - which back then was a paramilitary police force - send a team out to investigate.

At around 11:30pm, 30 minutes after the initial reports started coming in, the paramilitary police radioed in with visual confirmation of the lights. This visual confirmation was corroborated by the appearance of an object on CRC radar screens. In hope of finding an explanation, air traffic control authorities were soon contacted, but they were unable to account for the appearance of the object on radar. Within the next 30 minutes, just 1 hour after initial reports, a second group of lights had been confirmed and authorization was given to scramble to F-16 fighter jets for an intercept mission. To the bewilderment of Belgian authorities, these jets would make a number separate attempts to intercept the triangular light formations; every single attempt would fail. During the jet pursuit, the pilots made brief radar contact on a number of occasions, however, not once were they able to confirm visual contact with either of the objects.

By the time morning had broken on March 31st, authorities were left with hundreds of sightings reports that would soon become thousands. The statement from the Gendarmerie detailed a square light formation, whereas almost all of the earlier reports described the formation as triangular. Reports from the pilots that pursued the objects declared that they were moving so fast they could not possibly be human. Indeed, radar signatures suggested that at one point, the object was able to move from an elevation in excess of 15,000ft to just 500 ft in a matter of seconds.

These exciting events in the air were largely corroborated by reports from witnesses on the ground, of which there are rumored to have been as many as 13,000. With so many witnesses, one would expect countless items of photographic and video evidence to surface. Mysteriously though, such evidence has been in incredibly short supply over the last twenty years.

Media outlets soon started clamouring for something to show for the reports, but the few photos that were forthcoming were too blurry, a fact that would not be surprising given the alarming speed the objects were reportedly travelling at. When a witness by the name of 'Patrick' submitted his photo seen here, it became the poster child for the four month-long series of events that had captivated vast swathes of the Belgian populace. For years this photo was scrutinized by sceptics and UFO organizations alike, with the majority of parties categorized in the latter holding it up as proof that the Belgian UFO wave was an extraterrestrial event.

However, in 2011 the man behind the camera confessed that his image, the image that had become one of the most iconic photos in modern UFO history, was a hoax. The Belgian news channel RTL broke the news with a statement from the mysterious 'Patrick' that essentially said it was just time to come clean. The news was met with understandably mixed reactions. Many Ufologists, such as the head of Belgian UFO organization SOBEPS, claimed conspiracy, arguing that Patrick had been forced to claim his photo was a hoax, while the sceptics saw the confession as vindication for their stance.

So with the 24th anniversary of the events approaching this weekend, the Belgian UFO wave remains as mysterious today as it was in 1990. It is an event that has stirred many an argument, with sceptical parties claiming it was a case of mass delusion sparked by media reports and heightened by extravagant coverage by UFO organizations. Others simply claim that the mass delusion argument is flawed by the presence of the objects on radar screens. While the lack of photographic evidence is used to support the sceptical argument, many on the other side of the fence claim that in 1990, not everyone was walking around with a camera in their pocket. But this was 1990, not 1890. Camcorders had been rising in popularity since the 1980's and home videos were common among many families. So with this in mind, it does seem strange that more people weren't able to get a decent shot at these objects that reportedly buzzed the Belgian skies for over 2 hours.

One thing is for sure. The events in Belgium over the late 1980's and early 1990's will continue to be a battleground for the fight between UFO believers and sceptics, for years to come.

Link:  http://www.outerplaces.com/buzz/news/item/3616-revisiting-the-belgian-ufo-wave-of-1990

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Will Grimsby Institute UFO course take off?

IT'S out of this world!
The Grimsby Institute Group is to become the first Higher Education provider in the UK to offer a new international qualification in the study of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).
Those who complete the course will gain the American Life Institute of Extra-terrestrial and Neuroscience School's Degree in UFOlogical Studies.
Recently, Lincolnshire has become one of the UK's hotspots for sightings of UFOs, with reports including; a dark shaped object travelling over North Hykeham, puzzling vapour trails in the skies over the county, a green fireball seen darting across the Lincolnshire skies and a taxi driver from Skegness spotting strange lights in the sky over Louth. read more