16 December, 2016

The Amazonian Stonehenge - A Brief History

CALÇOENE, Brazil — As the foreman for a cattle ranch in the far reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, Lailson Camelo da Silva was razing trees to convert rain forest into pasture when he stumbled across a bizarre arrangement of towering granite blocks.

“I had no idea that I was discovering the Amazon’s own Stonehenge,” said Mr. da Silva, 65, on a scorching October day as he gazed at the archaeological site located just north of the Equator. “It makes me wonder: What other secrets about our past are still hidden in Brazil’s jungles?”

After conducting radiocarbon testing and carrying out measurements during the winter solstice, scholars in the field of archaeoastronomy determined that an indigenous culture arranged the megaliths into an astronomical observatory about 1,000 years ago, or five centuries before the European conquest of the Americas began.

Their findings, along with other archaeological discoveries in Brazil in recent years — including giant land carvings, remains of fortified settlements and even complex road networks — are upending earlier views of archaeologists who argued that the Amazon had been relatively untouched by humans except for small, nomadic tribes.

Instead, some scholars now assert that the world’s largest tropical rain forest was far less “Edenic” than previously imagined, and that the Amazon supported a population of as many as 10 million people before the epidemics and large-scale slaughter put into motion by European colonizers.

In what is now the sparsely populated state of Amapá in northern Brazil, the sun stones found by Mr. da Silva near a stream called the Rego Grande are yielding clues about how indigenous peoples in the Amazon may have been far more sophisticated than assumed by archaeologists in the 20th century.

“We’re starting to piece together the puzzle of the Amazon Basin’s human history, and what we’re finding in Amapá is absolutely fascinating,” said Mariana Cabral, an archaeologist at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, who together with her husband, João Saldanha, also an archaeologist, has studied the Rego Grande site for the last decade.
Back in the late 19th century, the Swiss zoologist Emílio Goeldi had spotted megaliths — large monumental stones — on an expedition through Brazil’s frontier with French Guiana. Other scholars, including the pioneering American archaeologist Betty Meggers, also came across such sites, but argued that the Amazon was inhospitable to complex human settlements.

It was not until Mr. da Silva, the former ranch foreman, came across the stones at Rego Grande while deforesting surrounding jungle in the 1990s that scholars focused greater attention on the findings. Mr. da Silva said he first stumbled on the site while hunting wild boar as a teenager in the 1960s, but had subsequently avoided the area.

“The place initially felt sacred, like we didn’t belong here,” said Mr. da Silva, who now guards the Rego Grande site as its custodian. “But it was impossible to miss it during the deforestation drive of the ’90s, when the priority was to burn down trees.”

About 10 years ago, after securing public funds to cordon off the stones, Brazilian archaeologists led by Ms. Cabral and Mr. Saldanha began excavating the site, which is shaped roughly like a circle. They soon identified a portion of a river about two miles away where the granite blocks may have been quarried.

They also found ceramic burial urns, suggesting that at least part of the Rego Grande site may have been a cemetery, while colleagues from Amapá’s Institute of Scientific and Technological Research discovered that one of the tall stones seemed to be aligned with the sun’s path during the winter solstice.

After identifying other points in the site where stones could be associated with the sun’s movement on the solstice, the researchers began piecing together a theory that Rego Grande could have served various ceremonial and astronomical functions connected to agricultural or hunting cycles.

Ms. Cabral said that Rego Grande and a series of other less elaborate megalithic sites found in Amapá may have also served as markers for hunters or fishermen on a landscape that was being transformed by Amazonian peoples a millennium ago.

Still, other scholars say that more information may be needed about Rego Grande to lift it into the realm of prehistoric places clearly conceived for astronomical observations.

“We’ve seen a lot of similar claims, but it takes more than a circle of standing stones to get to a Stonehenge,” said Jovita Holbrook, a scholar of physics and cultural astronomy at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, citing the need for more findings about Rego Grande’s characteristics and how the site was used by the people who built it.

For now, Rego Grande, which local people already call the Amazonian Stonehenge, remains enigmatic. Pottery shards jut through the soil as if offering tantalizing clues around the place, which has the feel of a contemporary conceptual art piece. Researchers are still trying to determine how Rego Grande fits into the evolving views on the Amazon’s human history.
 Representatives of the Palikur, an indigenous people living in Amapá and French Guiana, have recently stepped forward to say that their ancestors had frequented Rego Grande. Still, archaeologists express caution about establishing such links, emphasizing how much can change in human societies over the span of a thousand years.

Ms. Cabral, the archaeologist who has spent years studying Rego Grande, said that evidence of large settlements remains elusive, in contrast with other sites in the Amazon like Kuhikugu, at the headwaters of the Xingu River, where researchers have drawn parallels to the legends surrounding the mythical Lost City of Z, long an irresistible lure for explorers and adventurers.

Either way, John McKim Malville, a solar physicist at the University of Colorado who writes extensively on archaeoastronomy, emphasized how the field is moving away from focusing exclusively on astronomical functions to interpretations that are more holistic, by including the ceremonies and rituals of ancient cultures.

In that sense, the site in Calçoene offers a beguiling if cryptic glimpse into Amazonia’s past.

“The stones of Rego Grande are quite extraordinary and in their irregularity may have their own unique meaning, different from other megalithic sites around the world,” Mr. Melville said, raising the possibility that Rego Grande reflects the importance in Amazonian cultures of animism, the attribution of a soul to entities in nature and even inanimate objects.

He added, “We can only speculate what its stones mean.”

 Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/world/americas/brazil-amazon-megaliths-stonehenge.html

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24 November, 2016

Trump UFO: Not A UFO But A Bird/Bug?

As the headline states MUFON, has stated that the image of a UFO during a Trump campaign in Iowa was just a bird or bug.

MUFON Case 69530, was snapped by a witness at the Iowa State Fair, on August 15, 2015, and was posted to MUFON's Report a UFO (MUFON Sighting Report) on August 18, 2015

Iowa MUFON State Director Gregory Andersen investigated and closed the case as an IFO – an Identified Flying Object. Andersen believes the object near the helicopter was either a bird or a bug.

“The temperature was 73 degrees and wind was out of the south at 10 mph,” Andersen wrote in his report.“It was mostly clear with a few clouds.I looked at Google for other footage of the Trump helicopter at the state fair and there was none when it was in the air. I compared the two images and the same object is in the sky and at different locations. As the helicopter was not in both, the object was not following the helicopter and was moving slower than the helicopter. The comparison of the object when enlarged shows a similar shape that changed a little. The shape seems to rule out a balloon as it was not symmetrical.”

Andersen believes there is a natural explanation to the image.

“My analysis of the photos is it appears to be either a bug or a bird. The witness was very willing to find out what he saw and supplied me with the two original photos and these have been uploaded to CMS. He also supplied me with a photo that he put together to show the whole scene and this indicates his eagerness to resolve this case.I am classifying this as ‘IFO – Natural Phenomena.’ It is either a bug or a bird that was closer to the witness and out of focus. Although blurry, you can see that the shape changes between shots and that indicates wing movement.”

UFO Spotter Films ‘Blob’ Near Donald Trump’s Chopper | The Xenologist

Source:  http://www.openminds.tv/trump-ufo-was-bird-or-bug/39100

09 November, 2016

26 October, 2016

Russian Scientists Discover Secret Nazi Base in The Arctic!

"About 500 items of historical importance during the Second World War - in particular, gasoline cans and paper documents, bullets and personal care products, shoes with a swastika."  Press secretary of "Russian Arctic" national park Yulia Petrova has said about the findings.
Rumors about the existence of the base on the island of Alexandra Land went many decades. "Before that, it was about the only known from written sources, but now we have real evidence", - said a senior researcher at the National Park Evgeny Ermolov.
Experts believe that the secret base was built in 1942, on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler. Most likely, the Germans began to operate the facility in September 1943 and left in June 1944. The reason for folding mission scientists believe trichinosis - infected employees plant nematodes due to the use of raw meat of polar bears. Some members of the crew, scientists believe, died, and the survivors were evacuated seaplane BV-138 as part of a special rescue mission. The most valuable equipment was taken later the German submarine U387.
BV-138 Seaplane
"Treasure Hunter", also known as "Schatzgraber" - one of the most mysterious Nazi bases in the Arctic. The existence of meteorological and military direction-finding station became known in 1942, when Soviet pilots flew close to the base depots. However, traces of the Germans in the Soviet military island seen before - in 1941, and after World War II, the Nazis abandoned the base attended a specially organized Soviet expedition, which is preserved scraps of information. 
The Blohm & Voss Manufactured Seaplane BV-138, 1943
 For example, it is known that in September 1951 Icebreaker "Dezhnev", as reported in his book "Arctic shadow of the Third Reich" military journalist Sergei Kovalev, held in the strait between the island of George Land and Alexandra. The ship's crew explored the abandoned Nazi station. The expedition discovered five bunkers, designed for 30 people, meteorological mast and the antenna. The residential base bunker consisted of seven equipment rooms, bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and pantry. A quarter of the construction was hidden in the ground, and the rest is painted with oil paint white.
U-Boats at Sea
Dugout surrounded by trenches, in which researchers found a radio station, mortars and machine guns. A more powerful transmitter was hidden under the tent is five kilometers from the coast, in the interior of the island. Also on the coast close to the base of found motorboat. The station was invisible from the water and was about half a kilometer from the coast, at an altitude of 30 meters above sea level. Obviously, the "Treasure Hunter" was in direct command of the Kriegsmarine (the German Kriegsmarine). 

This was confirmed by the Soviet military, which in the vicinity of the station, and the Nazi airfield on Alexandra Land saw podskalnuyu database of German submarines. Unfortunately, today the witnesses are dead, and the available information about the secret station is a collection of hard checked rumors. In wartime, close to the German airfield and weather station on the island of Alexandra Land was Soviet airstrip. Unlike Germany, it is not located in the excellent location of the island: the Arctic winds regularly purged, so dries slowly.

In Russian / https://lenta.ru/articles/2016/10/25/base/

29 September, 2016

UK Police Helicopter Films UFO Over The Bristol Channel

Police in Wales filmed a UFO craft over the Bristol Channel last week and uploaded the video to Twitter, asking social media followers for suggestions that could help to identify it.

Police baffled by 'UFO' captured on helicopter's thermal imaging camera 1000ft above Bristol Channel | DailyMail

The footage has caused excitement among members of the UFO community. UFO conspiracy theorists say that police documentation of the mysterious craft could be the definitive proof of alien visitations to our planet that skeptics have been waiting for.

The UFO was filmed on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at about 1,000 feet over the Bristol Channel by a stunned police helicopter pilot.

National Police Air Service (NPAS) based in St. Athan, a village in South Wales, shared part of the seven minutes footage (see below) with their Twitter followers on Friday, September 23, 2016. They asked for suggestions that could help solve the UFO mystery, adding an alien emoji to the tweet.

The footage (see above) shows a black, hot, disc-shaped object hovering and then flying over the Bristol Channel. NPAS explained to their Twitter followers that the infrared footage was actually captured at about 9:30 p.m. although the footage reads 8:30 p.m., according to the Mirror.

27 September, 2016

Ancient Roman Coins Found In Castle Ruins In Japan

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in a city in Okinawa Prefecture, the local education board said Monday, the first time such artifacts have been recovered from ruins in Japan.

The education board of the city of Uruma said the four copper coins believed to date back to the Roman Empire in the third to fourth centuries were discovered in the ruins of Katsuren Castle, which existed from the 12th century to the 15th.
A sample of the Roman Coins found
Okinawa’s trade with China and the Southeast Asian region was thriving at the time and the finding is “precious historical material suggesting a link between Okinawa and the Western world,” the board said.

Each coin measures 1.6 to 2 centimeters in diameter. The designs and patterns on both sides are unclear due to abrasion.

Based on X-ray analysis, however, the education board said the coins appear to bear an image of Constantine I and a soldier holding a spear. Other relics unearthed from the same site include a coin of the 17th century Ottoman Empire, and five round metallic products that appear to be coins.

The ruins of Katsuren Castle were registered in 2000 on the World Heritage list as part of the “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu,” a group of ancient monuments and castle ruins in the island prefecture.

more Roman Coins
The coins will be displayed at Uruma City Yonagusuku Historical Museum in central Okinawa until Nov. 25.

Source:  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/09/26/national/history/ancient-roman-coins-unearthed-castle-ruins-okinawa/

21 September, 2016

Secretive North Korea Not So Secretive - North Korean DNS Now Public!

On Sept 19, 2016 at approximately 10:00PM (PDT), one of North Korea's top level nameservers was accidentally configured to allow global DNS zone transfers. This allows anyone who performs an AXFR (zone transfer) request to the country's ns2.kptc.kp nameserver to get a copy of the nation's top level DNS data. North Korea has a total of 28 Secret/Only For North Korean Sites

Some of the sites are failing to load but that's most likely because of excess users viewing what on there.

Here's a list of all the websites and what they are in case you can't visit the link at the top:
Here's another list of North Korean websites under its control

for more information click here

25 August, 2016

03 August, 2016

Demi Lovato Witnessed Worm-like UFO, in recent interview

Demi Lovato in a brief interview, claims to have witnessed a Worm-like UFO over the sky.

Aliens! I’ve seen a UFO. A couple of years ago, I was walking outside and I looked up and it was almost like there was a worm in the sky. It was changing shapes and moving all over the place.
extract from Elle Canada 
A Worm-like UFO, Rockford Illinois, November 1st, 2012

Sources: http://www.ellecanada.com/culture/celebrity/article/how-demi-lovato-weathers-tough-times

31 July, 2016

The MIB - YouTube Videos

They appear after every UFO sighting. They investigate every alien encounter. They have no identity. The make evidence disappear. Who are the men in black?

Are they government agents or something more... alien? Often showing up after UFO sightings or extraterrestrial incidents, Dark5tv presents 5 real encounters with the Men in Black.

The MIB are believed to be be government agents or undercover aliens who harass or threaten UFO witnesses to keep them quiet about what they have seen. Its thought they are there to keep people from talking to much and over the years there have been lots of people who claim to have been approached by these officials. Well here are 5 of the scariest MIB stories out there....

25 July, 2016

Is ‘gospel’ NASA’s codeword for aliens’?

A conversation about God between a “nervous” astronaut on the International Space Station and NASA Ground Control is causing a stir among UFO fans and conspiracy theorists.

The outer-space experts claimed that during a live feed from the ISS, the astronaut mentioned the word “gospel” when a strange red-coloured UFO appeared on the screen, the Mirror reported.

The un-named astronaut was heard saying: “On a personal level I look forward to this partnership with the gospel,” to which ISS staff replied: “We will pray for you up there. You have our prayers.”

The alleged excerpt from the live stream was uploaded to YouTube by UFO blogger Scott C Waring. According to Waring, the appearance of the UFO as the astronaut mentioned the “gospel” was significant and could not be a “coincidence.”

However, a forensic UFO investigator, Scott Brando, who runs hoax buster website ufoofinterest.org, seems to have stopped the conspiracy in its tracks by proving that it was no UFO, but a lens flare or light reflection.

Source:  http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/230716/is-gospel-nasas-codeword-for-aliens.html

21 July, 2016

20 July, 2016

MUFON CASE#77636 - Memphis International Airport, July 12, 2016

I was at work when I took this photo. I work in Memphis,Tn. The warehouse is only maybe 5 miles from Memphis International Airport.

I was on my lunch break from 12:30 to 1 o'clock pm. I saw a large military cargo plane ( the kind that drops tanks out of the back with parachutes attached) taking off from the airport heading south, then turned to head east as it was taking off. 
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
The plane made a small maneuver, ( I thought to myself that the huge plane shouldn't try that at such a slow speed.) as the metallic orbs appeared out of the small clouds.
Original Image
I grabbed my phone to try and capture both the plane and the orbs closer together.The military plane can still be seen very well by zooming in.

enlarged image
I stopped looking at the orbs to check the photo for both plane and orbs,GOT THEM BOTH, when I looked back to the sky I didn't see the orbs any more.

Also there appears to be a bird flying close to one of the orbs.

 I Am including a screenshot of the details from the photo along with the photo, and map of where I work showing the airport. (link-casenumber-77636) Enjoy. Also I have seen Chinook helicopters flying in groups of three for the past few days, just throwing that in there.

dated July 12, 2016

Source:  https://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=view_long_desc&id=77636&rnd=

17 July, 2016

Bookies Slash The Odds On UFO Disclosure

Bookmakers William Hill have slashed the odds of a UK prime minister or US president announcing that aliens are visiting earth from 1000/1 to just 25/1.

Describing the huge drop in odds, a William Hill spokesman said: ‘There has definitely been a decent number of bets in recent weeks but with the election around the corner we expect loads more.

‘The last bet was 100/1 but we are now just 25/1 and will be offering maximum bets of £50.

‘Over the years we have had many bets for aliens but this is the first time that we have been worried. If we are truly going to find out then this year’s American election looks like the catalyst.’

Source: http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/10/bookies-have-slashed-the-odds-on-a-world-leader-revealing-the-truth-about-aliens-before-the-end-of-2016-5997534/

15 July, 2016

13 July, 2016

The Homunculus: Part V & VI - Process Report

Homunculus: Part V 
After half a year of experiments creating a Homunculus was a success. I have learned that the Homunculus are not only different, but can to certain extent change their appearance and the color development process. (description)
Homunculus: Part VI
From the egg, a strange creature, continues to adapt to the environment. In this video you can see the feeding of the Homunculus. It eats meat. Evolution has spawned such mysterious and strange creatures. (description)
Man Creates Homunculus, Here Are The Results | The Xenologist

15 June, 2016

Galactic Archaeologists Record Ancient Star Sounds - AUDIO

There’s music in our galaxy—and now we can hear the ancient stars themselves as they sing, according to a new study from the Royal Astronomical Society. Astronomers recorded the vibrations emanating from Messier 4, a cluster of ancient stars about 7,200 light-years away, and translated them into musical notes. The result is, frankly, not very melodic. But scientists suspect that we may be able to use this odd music to learn more about how our galaxy formed.

“We were thrilled to be able to listen to some of the stellar relics of the early universe,” said coauthor Andrea Miglio of the University of Birmingham in England in a press statement. “The stars we have studied really are living fossils from the time of the formation of our Galaxy, and we now hope be able to unlock the secrets of how spiral galaxies, like our own, formed and evolved.” Here’s a sample of what those ancient stars sound like:

We’ve known that stars have a penchant for singing and shaking since at least 1962, when astronomers first noticed that the sun’s surface tends to oscillate or vibrate just about every five minutes. By 1975, we had a pretty good idea of what caused those oscillations—sound waves, manufactured and trapped within the sun. Since then, NASA has been using these sound waves to infer more about the temperature, composition, and motion of the sun, just as geologists use seismic waves from earthquakes to learn more about the interior of our own planet.

At the same time, the sun is nothing more than a star—and our galaxy is full of them. For this study, a team of scientists set out to capture the sound waves produced by some of our closest neighboring stars and, using data from the NASA Kepler mission, determine whether the sound trapped inside these stars could tell us more about the formation of our galaxy. After running the numbers, they found that the stellar music produced by these stars could predict the likely temperature, mass, and age of each star, and that the results matched prior studies.

“The K2 satellite observations are in close agreement with previous theoretical calculations of the properties of this type of stars,” the authors told Sci-News. This increases astronomers’ confidence, “that their star models are close to being correct—that scales, yardsticks, and other tools for measuring the stars have the right calibrations, so to speak.”

Besides producing stellar music, the authors say that their work can begin informing the young field of galactic archaeology—studying relics of the earliest days of the Milky Way to learn about how our own planet formed. In theory, scientists should be able to collect clues such as sound waves and star compositions from our galaxy and then learn from them, much as archaeologists piece together artifacts to reconstruct our own history. “Just as archaeologists can reveal the past by excavating the earth, so we can use sound inside the stars to perform Galactic archaeology,” says coauthor Bill Chaplin, also of the University of Birmingham.


28 May, 2016

New Geoglyph Found near Nazca Lines

The 98-foot (30 m) long mythical animal in the Nazca Desert, Peru. Aerial View
A team of scientists from Japan has discovered a completely new geoglyph in the Nazca Desert, southern Peru.

The newly-discovered geoglyph appears to represent a creature sticking out its tongue.

The geoglyph is 98 feet (30 m) long and is located about 10 miles (16 km) from the famous Nazca Lines.

Yamagata University researchers Masato Sakai and Jorge Olano made the discovery.
“The depicted animal exhibits spotted markings on the body and has many legs, and is therefore inferred to represent an imaginary or mythical creature,” the scientists said.

“This geoglyph was created by (i) removing surface stones of darker color to expose the underlying whitish ground and (ii) piling up the removed stones to shape the animal image like a relief,” they added.

“This is a typical technique during the Late Paracas Period (400-200 BC).”

About five years ago another geoglyph was discovered nearby.
The Mythical Animal, Archaeological Construction of the Geoglyph
“We interpret this geoglyph, which represents a pair of anthropomorphic figures, as a scene of decapitation,” Dr. Sakai and Dr. Olano said.

“It was created using the same technique as the newfound geoglyph.”

‘Because both geoglyphs were located on the slopes, they could easily be identified on the ground level,” the scientists said.

“Between these two geoglyphs was found an ancient path leading to the ceremonial center of Cahuachi.”

“We suspect that the geoglyphs were probably related to the pilgrimage to Cahuachi.”

 Yamagata University Finds 24 New Geoglyphs On Nazca Plateau – HeritageDaily

Source: http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/geoglyph-nazca-lines-03900.html

Paleolithic Paintings Found in Northern Spain

ATXURRA, SPAINThe Local reports that archaeologist Diego Garate has found at least 70 paintings of bison, horses, and goats in Spain’s Atxurra caves at a depth of nearly 1,000 feet. Garate says the hunting scenes, spread over 14 panels, are between 12,000 and 14,000 years old. “I have been searching the caves of the Basque Country for ten years and have discovered lots of new caves but none as important as Atxurra,” he said. “It could very well be the cave with the most animal figures in the Basque Country.” One of the images is thought to depict a bison pierced by more than 20 spears. Charcoal and flint tools have also been found in the caves.

Source:  http://www.archaeology.org/news/4495-160527-spain-atxurra-caves

27 May, 2016

Aristotle’s 2,400-Year-Old Tomb Found Pictures

Greek archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle’s tomb. Addressing the Aristotle 2400 Years World Congress, they point to the 2,400-year-old tomb as the most important finding from the 20-year excavation.

The discovery of the tomb of Aristotle was announced by archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis, according to whom the findings from the 1996 excavation lead to the conclusion that the tomb belongs to Aristotle.
Artist Concept of The Tomb of Aristotle
Aristotle was born in Stagira in 384 BC and died in Chalcis, Evia, at 322 BC. The great philosopher was originally believed to have been buried at Chalcis, however, archaeologists are now certain that the tomb they have found belongs to Aristotle. Two literary sources indicate that the people of Stagira may have transferred his ashes to his birthplace.

The mounded domed tomb has a marble floor dated to the Hellenistic period. It is located in the center of Stagira, near the Agora, with 360-degree views. The public character of the tomb is evident by its location alone, however archaeologists also point to a hurried construction that was later topped with quality materials. 
Photograph of The Tomb of Aristotle current state, top view
There is an altar outside the tomb and a square-shaped floor. The top of the dome is at 10 meters and there is a square floor surrounding a Byzantine tower. A semi-circle wall stands at two-meters in height. A pathway leads to the tomb’s entrance for those that wished to pay their respects.
Photograph of The Tomb of Aristotle current state, side view
 Other findings included ceramics from the royal pottery workshops and fifty coins dated to the time of Alexander the Great. The tomb structure was destroyed by the Byzantines, who built a square tower on top of it.

Greek Archaeologist Claims He's Found the Tomb of Aristotle | The Xenologist

Source: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/05/26/aristotles-2400-year-old-tomb-found-at-stagira-photographs/

Greek Archaeologist Claims He's Found the Tomb of Aristotle

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece in the 1990s says a destroyed structure he discovered may have been the tomb of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great.

Konstantinos Sismanidis concedes that he has "no proof but just strong indications" to back up his theory, presented Thursday at a conference marking the 2,400th anniversary of the philosopher's birth.

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) was a pupil of Plato and one of history's most influential thinkers.
Sismanidis said the structure unearthed in the ruins of Stageira, 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of Thessaloniki, was once a public monument where Aristotle was honored after his death. No human remains were found there.

Sismanidis also quoted medieval references to Aristotle's ashes being interred in his hometown.

Source:  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/05/26/world/europe/ap-eu-greece-archaeology-aristotle.html

Official Night of UFOs, Brazil / A Noite Oficial Dos Ovnis


Aeronáutica libera gravações de diálogos da 'noite oficial dos óvnis'
Aeronautics releases dialogues recordings of 'Official Night of UFOs'

Ouça o áudio dos diálogos entres torres de comando de São José dos Campos, São Paulo e Brasília e a Defesa Aérea, sobre perseguição de óvnis.
Listen to the audio of the dialogues between São José dos Campos Command Towers , São Paulo and Brasilia and Air Defense, about the UFO chase.

Trinta anos depois, o Fantástico teve acesso às gravações de áudio do episódio que ficou conhecido como “A noite oficial dos óvnis”. Em maio de 1986, o ministro da Aeronáutica convocou uma coletiva para anunciar que a FAB perseguiu sem sucesso 21 óvnis sobre a região de São José dos Campos (SP).
Thirty years later, Fantástico had access to audio recordings of what became known as "The Official Night of UFOs." In May 1986, the aviation minister called a press conference to announce that the FAB pursued unsuccessfully 21 UFO over the region of São José dos Campos (SP).





Octávio Júlio Moreira Lima was Minister of Aviation, March 15, 1985-March 15, 1990
FAB: Força Aérea Brasileira, Brazil Air Force

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noite_Oficial_dos_Óvnis / Portuguese
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octávio_Júlio_Moreira_Lima / Portuguese 
https://www.reddit.com/r/UFOs/comments/4knl7a/brazil_divulges_30_year_old_formerly_classified/t1_d3gtsmt / Even More Information

13 May, 2016

Will It Happen? Will Hillary Clinton Disclose? She Has Too

On 11th of May, President Barack Obama's office maintained it wouldn't release the files, despite Clinton's comments.

If Hillary wins the Democratic nomination and then becomes president she will be making history by releasing the secret files.

For the last 60 years, every commander-in-chief has refused outright to let the public see the documents on extraterrestrial life at Area 51.

Joseph G. Buchman, who led calls for the US government to be honest about UFOs, told the New York Times: "Hillary has embraced this issue with an absolutely unprecedented level of interest in American politics."

But, on other media coverage this topic has come to be called the “Hillary Clinton UFO story” has gone from quiet mentions in lesser known publications to bodacious stories from major news organizations.

In the past 48 hours, both The New York Times and The Times of London have addressed a complicated, mystifying narrative which has emerged in past months. Mrs. Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, senior advisor John Podesta and even President Obama have publicly acknowledged UFOs, extraterrestrials and other topics previously confined to the X-Files realm.

“UFO fans are rooting for Hillary Clinton to win the White House, hoping that her avid interest in theories of alien life will lead to secret U.S. files on the subject being made public,” the New York paper noted Tuesday.

On Thursday, the news out of London was this: “Mrs. Clinton has vowed that barring any threats to national security, she would open up government files on the subject, a shift from President Obama, who typically dismisses the topic as a joke. Her position has elated U.F.O. enthusiasts, who have declared Mrs. Clinton the first ‘E.T. candidate’.”

MSNBC, Discovery Channel, The Boston Globe, The London Daily Telegraph, The Weekly Standard and a dozen other publications also covered the story Thursday. This year alone, the topic generated some 350 news accounts.

Stephen Bassett, a registered lobbyist and “disclosure” activist who has urged the White House, military and federal government to release official records about such phenomena, deems the “political media coverage of the extraterrestrial presence issue” unprecedented.

Mr. Bassett has followed Mrs. Clinton’s link to it all since 2001, his intense interest punctuated by press conferences, public events and congressional outreach. He also founded a research group and XXPAC - the “Extraterrestrial Political Action Committee.”

Mr. Bassett, along with increasing cadre of journalists now following the story, say the former secretary of state’s interest in the subject can be traced back 21 years ago to her personal meeting with billionaire Laurance S. Rockefeller, who had long urged U.S. leaders to disclose some facts about the reported crash of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

“Secretary Clinton will not make it into the White House without discussing the Rockefeller initiative with the American people,” Mr. Bassett said in an interview.

The press, meanwhile, is now covering the Clinton/ET connection from a unique political angle, rather than as a sensational novelty designed to titillate the public and ramp up social media.

However there’s no reason to think that’s true. The fact is that most people already think that extraterrestrials not only have visited Earth but may even be secretly living among us. According to a 1997 CNN poll, “80 percent of Americans think the government is hiding knowledge of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms. About 54 percent believe intelligent life exists outside Earth. Sixty-four percent of the respondents said that aliens have contacted humans, half said they’ve abducted humans, and 37 percent said they have contacted the U.S. government.”

So will the great debate continue only time will tell.


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09 May, 2016

Man Creates Homunculus, Here Are The Results

Right now the internet is a buzz with the Homunculus, a small human creature, why? because a Russian Youtuber called "Как Сделать", has actually created the creature and has shown how to create this Homunculus. The videos attract what the f*$&, factor.

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08 May, 2016

Experts Theorise Once Long Ago, Advance Civilisations Existed

Experts at the University of Rochester and the University of Washington, have tweaked the infamous Drake Equation, one with Dr. Frank Drake, and the University of Rochester's own new theory of possible extraterrestrial civilisation.

According to a new paper, to be published in Astrobiology, also shows for the first time just what “pessimism” or “optimism” mean when it comes to estimating the likelihood of advanced extraterrestrial life.

 The questions posed in the equation are simple “We’ve known for a long time approximately how many stars exist. We didn’t know how many of those stars had planets that could potentially harbor life, how often life might evolve and lead to intelligent beings, and how long any civilisations might last before becoming extinct. The question of whether advanced civilisations exist elsewhere in the universe has always been vexed with three large uncertainties in the Drake equation,” says Adam Frank, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester and co-author of the paper.

“The fact that humans have had rudimentary technology for roughly ten thousand years doesn’t really tell us if other societies would last that long or perhaps much longer,” Dr. Frank explained.

But Dr. Woodruff Sullivan of the Astronomy Department and Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington, also co-author of the paper, found they could eliminate that term altogether by simply expanding the question.

“Rather than asking how many civilisations may exist now, we ask ‘Are we the only technological species that has ever arisen?" said Dr. Sullivan. “This shifted focus eliminates the uncertainty of the civilisation lifetime question and allows us to address what we call the ‘cosmic archaeological question’—how often in the history of the universe has life evolved to an advanced state?”

They set out what they call the “Archaeological-form” of the Drake equation, which defines A as the “number of technological species that have ever formed over the history of the observable Universe.”

The top the original Drake equation the bottom the new "Archaeological-form," Drake equation

They then calculate the odds of advanced life developing, then against it occurring in order for humanity to be the only advanced civilisation in the entire history of the observable universe.  Then calculated the line between a Universe where humanity has been the sole experiment in civilisation and one where others have come before us.

“Of course, we have no idea how likely it is that an intelligent technological species will evolve on a given habitable planet,” says Dr. Frank. But using our method we can tell exactly how low that probability would have to be for us to be the ONLY civilisation the Universe has produced. We call that the pessimism line. If the actual probability is greater than the pessimism line, then a technological species and civilisation has likely happened before.”

Using this approach, the researchers calculate how unlikely advanced life must be if there has never been another example among the universe’s ten billion trillion stars, or even among our own Milky Way galaxy’s hundred billion

But the most astonishing find is that one in 10 billion trillion civilisations may have existed

“To me, this implies that other intelligent, technology producing species very likely have evolved before us. Think of it this way. Before our result you’d be considered a pessimist if you imagined the probability of evolving a civilisation on a habitable planet were, say, one in a trillion. But even that guess, one chance in a trillion, implies that what has happened here on Earth with humanity has in fact happened about a 10 billion other times over cosmic history!” says Dr. Frank.

“The universe is more than 13 billion years old,” replies Dr. Sullivan. “That means that even if there have been a thousand civilisations in our own galaxy, if they live only as long as we have been around roughly ten thousand years—then all of them are likely already extinct. And others won’t evolve until we are long gone. For us to have much chance of success in finding another "contemporary" active technological civilisation, on average they must last much longer than our present lifetime.”

It  seems as humanity faces its crisis of sustainability and climate change we can wonder if other civilisation-building species on other planets have gone through a similar bottleneck and made it to the other side?

Source: https://www.rochester.edu/news/are-we-alone-in-the-universe/

05 May, 2016

21 April, 2016

Courting The UFO Vote, Hillary Clinton

More proof Hillary Clinton has to reveal the truth on UFOs. But, manly due to the fact that Clinton appears to be courting the “UFO vote,” which could number in the millions. Why? Potentially, UFO-friendly voters, are registered voters.

To vote in the United States a citizen must register to vote a candidate of there choosing.

Excerpts from the interview:
Charlamagne: If you become president, are you really going to tell the truth about UFOs?
Clinton: I am. I have said I want to open the files as much as we can. I mean, if there’s some huge national security thing and I can’t get agreement to open them, I won’t. But I do want to open them because I’m interested.
Charlamagne: Do you believe?
Clinton: I don’t know. I want to see what the information shows. But there are enough stories out there that I don’t think everybody is just sitting in their kitchen, making them up. I think that people see things — what they see, I don’t know. But we have got to try to give people information. I believe in that.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-ufo-files_us_5716a9f8e4b0018f9cbb83a1

19 April, 2016

18 April, 2016

3 UFO Sightings in Two Days! UK UFO NEWS

A sky-watcher on April 17, took footage of a mysterious light hovering around the area, which he described as ‘smooth and curved’.

Then 50 minutes later a glowing orb reappeared.

The sky watcher said he was looking out of his window on March 30 at 5.37am and saw: “At first I thought I saw something move across the sky so that’s when I got my camera on my phone and that UFO just comes from nowhere.

“You can’t see it on the video but to the naked eye it was very smooth and curved, it even kind of split into two.”

Describing the second he added: “There is a second video of another UFO and this was taken at 6.21am and this was a perfect ball to the naked eye just glowing but it wasn’t flashing, it was like a pulsing glow. Then after 3-5minutes it’s just flies out of reach of the camera.”

Residents in the Bootle, Anfield and Kirkby areas of the city of Liverpool took to social media to report the bizarre activity at around 9pm, on April 18.

A Twitter user asked his followers: "Why lights in sky above Bootle and Walton, zigzagging about... What is it?"

And another writing on a Facebook post  "Looks like spotlights but they don't change the pattern they are moving in."

Others are saying its nothing but just lights from the circus which is in the vicinity of  the city.


17 April, 2016

Unexplained Flames Coming From A Spring On The Iranian-Afghan Border

According to the original source, "A rare natural phenomenon on Afghanistan-Iranian border, water and fire come out from the same place. Skip one minute to phenomenon" Others say its fracking and some say its a bizarre natural phenomenon  so rare its hardly ever seen.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/sod1820/videos/1042960175763180/

16 April, 2016

UFO Spotted in Dubai?

For decades, space experts have been trying to find answers to one mystery that remains unsolved – is there extraterrestrial life? Countless numbers of photographs and videos have been shared on the internet of possible UFO sightings, but are either just camera glitches or have been Photoshopped.

However, one woman in Dubai is convinced that she experienced an out of this world experience on Saturday when she was in a car on Al Khail Road.

Dulanka Bandara captured what she thinks is an unidentified flying object (UFO) on camera near the Burj Khalifa.

The 34-year-old Sri Lankan housewife says the beam of light she photographed could be “aliens looking to study the human race”.

Bandara added: “I’m sure it’s a UFO. If you look at the shape of the object and the beam that’s shooting down, you can tell it’s a spaceship. They probably have visited us before many times but they have the ability to be visible or become invisible when they wish.

“I have never seen a UFO before, but I’ve heard about them many times, so there is a possibility that they have discovered our planet a long time ago and now they have come to Dubai.”

Even though Bandara feels certain she has spotted what NASA has been trying to find proof of for decades, an expert at the Dubai Astronomy Group has dismissed the claims as just a trick of the light.
Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri, CEO of the Dubai Astronomy Group, said that a lighting glitch probably occurred because of a lamppost and the speed of the car as the picture was taken.

Hariri said: “It’s very obvious that the appearance of the light near the Burj Khalifa appeared because of a light pole and the fast speed the car was moving at.”

Al Hariri said the group receives at least four enquiries about possible UFO sightings around the UAE every year. He said they do take all of the enquiries “seriously” and investigate the pictures sent to them thoroughly for an explanation.

“Yearly, we get four or five enquiries about UFOs,” he said.

“The approach we take is that first we gather all of the information and then we make a deep analysis of the photo and there is always a camera glitch that explains why the ‘object’ is there.

“There was a complex case that we received. There was a tricky situation where we were sent a photo taken by two men over the western horizon of the UAE. The picture was taken in such a manner that it was almost believable that it was a UFO. “But after deep analysis, we concluded that it was just a camera glitch.”

Source:  http://7days.ae/ufo-in-dubai