31 December, 2014

Ancient Egyptian Alien Artifacts Discovered in Jerusalem!

In a shocking discovery, remarkable ancient Egyptian relics have been found in Jerusalem that could totally rewrite Egyptian history.

The artifacts were discovered in a former home of Sir William Petrie, a renowned archaeologist and Egyptologist who died in 1942, and were allegedly taken by representatives of the Rockefeller Museum shortly after the discovery became known.

The artifacts were found in a secret room behind a large bookcase and could possibly confirm a direct connection between ancient Egypt and an extraterrestrial civilization.

Mummified Alien

Alien Mask with Mysterious Hieroglyphs

A Piece of Alien Technology with Unknown Symbols, Images: Paranormal Crucible
According to the report, some type of “alien device” was also found with the bodies. The device looks advanced, mechanical in nature, shaped like a disc, and is mostly made of “gold”. It also has a “transparent top”.

“Contained inside is an intricate mechanism which is surrounded by gold spiral tubing that has several small gold orbs and crosses attached to it.”

There are also non-Egyptian symbols on the outer edge.
Famine Stele on Sehel Island, Egypt as found | W.M. Flinders Petrie

Other relics found by Petrie include stone tablets that appear to show alien spacecraft.

It is unknown why Petrie didn’t release his findings to the “general public” before his death in 1942.
These artifacts are said to have been found within the “Giza complex”.

Links:  http://www.visiontimes.com/2014/12/15/alien-egyptian-artifacts-discovered-in-jerusalem.html

CIA takes blame for more than half of UFO sightings in late 1950s and 60s

The CIA was responsible for more than half of all UFO sightings in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s — but those weren’t little green men flying high in the sky, they were spies.

For years, the CIA secretly flew its famous U-2 spy plane at altitudes of 60,000 feet or more above countries like the Soviet Union. Since no one believed manned flight was possible at such heights, many who spotted the planes believed they were seeing UFOs. The spy agency did nothing at the time to disabuse them of the notion.

That’s one of the most intriguing takeaways in the document that the Central Intelligence Agency said was its most-read in 2014. Titled “The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974,” the document details 20 years of the agency’s now infamous spy plane. A U-2 flown by the CIA’s Francis Gary Powers, of course, was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960.

Alongside posts revealing that pigeon-camera missions are still classified; the true story behind the story that led to the hit film “Argo;” and others that made up the CIA’s best of 2014 list, the U2 document, which detailed how large numbers of pilots mistook the secret spy planes for unidentified flying objects, topped a list providing a rare — albeit limited — view into the inner workings of an agency under fire recently for its alleged use of torture.

Over the last few days, the CIA has been tweeting out links to its top ten most-read “BestOf2014” documents. Today, it confessed that “Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the ‘50s? It was us.”
High-altitude testing of the U-2…led to an unexpected side effect — a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects,” the CIA wrote in the document, which it wrote in 1998. “In the mid-1950s, most commercial airliners flew at altitudes between 10,000 and 20,000 feet and [many] military aircraft…operated at altitudes below 40,000 feet. Consequently, once U-2s started flying at altitudes above 60,000 feet, air-traffic controllers began receiving increasing numbers of UFO reports.”

Added the document, the CIA cross-referenced UFO sightings to U-2 flight logs. “This enabled the investigators to eliminate the majority of the UFO reports,” the CIA wrote, “although they could not reveal to the letter writers the true cause of the UFO sightings.”

Link:  http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/29/cia-takes-blame-for-more-than-half-of-ufo-sightings-in-late-1950s-and-60s/

More Links Here:
UFO or CIA? Agency takes credit for '50s and '60s sightings

29 December, 2014

Nazi ‘Nuclear Weapons’ Complex Discovered In Austria

A vast complex believed to have been used by Nazi scientists to develop nuclear weapons during the Second World War has been discovered in Austria.

The facility, a network of subterranean tunnels, was found near St. Georgen an der Gusen, Austria, last week, according to the Daily Mail. It covers an area as large as 75 acres, and is believed to connect to the B8 Bergkristall underground factory, where the world’s first operational jet fighter, the Messerschmitt Me 262, was built. Excavations began after researchers detected heightened levels of radiation in the area, a discovery that lends support to claims that the Nazis were using the complex for their research into the development of nuclear weapons.

Though the Bergkristall facility was explored after the war, the Nazis went to far greater lengths to hide the newly discovered bunkers, according to the Sunday Times. Heavy granite plates covered the entrance, while layers of soil and concrete were packed into the tunnels. Researchers utilized declassified intelligence documents, as well as witness testimony, to identify the entrance to the complex.

Though the research team was in the process of removing the obstacles, police halted the excavation last week, demanding that the group acquire a permit. Documentary filmmaker Andreas Sulzer, who is leading the expedition, is confident that work will resume soon.
As part of a research documentary on Hitler’s efforts to build a nuclear bomb, Sulzer explored evidence that a secret project was managed by SS General Hans Kammler, who oversaw Nazi missile programs. Sulzer searched through archives in Germany, Moscow, and America in his efforts to uncover the Nazi nuclear weapons program.

In the course of his work, Sulzer discovered that 272 inmates of Mauthausen concentration camp were taken to St. Georgen on January 2, 1944, to begin construction of the secret bunkers. By the end of that year, 20,000 of the slave laborers employed by the Nazis to dig the tunnels had been worked to death.

Though Austria filled many of the tunnels with concrete after the war, Sulzer believes that they missed the section where nuclear research was conducted. Russian forces controlled St. Georgen until 1955, and any Nazi records that remained at the site were taken to Moscow after the war.
Earlier this week, a man in Kosovo made headlines for his resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. As the Inquisitr previously reported, 49-year-old Emin Djinovci bills himself as a reincarnation of the Nazi dictator.

Researchers are working to determine if there is a link between St. Georgen and sites in Germany, where Nazi scientists are known to have worked on the development of nuclear weapons.
[Image via the Daily Mail]
Link: http://www.inquisitr.com/1710313/nazi-nuclear-weapons-complex-discovered-in-austria/

28 December, 2014

Archaeologists Have Found The Church Where Jesus Christ Preached

Ancient synagogue discovered by archaeologists on the shoreline of the Sea of ​​Galilee, probably is the place where Jesus Christ is preached.

Go Below For The Video 
Remains built 2000 years ago located in the town of Migdal in northern Israel. He is on the spot where once stood the ancient town of Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene.
During excavations in preparation for the construction of a new hotel on the beach on the west bank of the Sea of ​​Galilee, archaeologists discovered a stone with carvings and careful menorah - a seven-branched lamp chandelier, which is the symbol of Judaism.
Now the "Legion of Christ", a Catholic organization that owns the land, where there are remains of a temple, argues that Jesus may have preached it.
In the Gospel of Matthew also mentions that Jesus visited the town of Magdala. "He took a boat and came into the Magdalene" - says the scripture.
The temple was first discovered back in 2009, but the evidence that it was preached Judaism, have been found only now, writes portal therussiantimes.com.

Link: http://mirnov.ru/lenta-novostej/arheologi-nashli-hram-gde-propovedoval-hristos-video.html 


This video topped up on early December, 2014, on Spanish and Portuguese UFO sites. But the video is relatively old it was uploaded on 2013.
Screenshot of The Video

Viewing the video, the maintenance handling the UFO seem to be humanoid in nature but according to several sites they are not human in nature, possibly "Alien Guests"?

Who Knows?


27 December, 2014

Extraterrestrial Women in Japan

According to Japanese folk tale, extraterrestrials visited planet Earth in the 19th century. Many stories and theories have been telling that aliens have been visiting Earth secretly for many centuries now. However, this particular folktale from Japan, which believed to happen in the early 1800s, continues to inspire many UFO enthusiasts and believers.


Link:  http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2014/12/extraterrestrial-women-japan.html

25 December, 2014

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.

The 37,000-year-old remains of a Russian man known as Kostenki 14 have yielded DNA that helps show how humans spread throughout ancient Europe.

Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.

Scraps of DNA harvested from a tiny fragment of the man's 37,000-year-old leg bone show that, genetically speaking, he was remarkably similar to people living in Europe today.

The man's genes include signature traces of DNA long thought to have been part of separate movements into Europe, says Eske Willerslev, a geneticist at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

The findings suggests that Europe's past wasn't marked by waves of migration when people met, clashed, and mingled; rather, people arrived in a single event or as a continuous flow over millennia.
The leg bone belongs to a hunter-gatherer found at a Russian site called Kostenki, not far from the city of Voronezh. Excavated in 1954, the Kostenki bone is one of the oldest specimens of a modern human found in Europe.

"One of the surprising things is that if you go 37,000 years back in time, you find all the major genetic components that are present in modern Europeans," Willerslev says. (Related: "Modern Europe's Genetic History Starts in Stone Age.")
The Kostenki fossils were excavated in 1954 by a Russian team led by A. N. Rogachev (left) and are among the oldest for modern humans in Europe.

Tale of Migrations
Archaeologists and geneticists have long debated who the ancestors of modern Europeans are—and how, and when, they arrived. It's typically been a tale of migration and invasion, of people moving into Europe in waves that left distinct genetic signatures behind.

First, the thinking goes, there were groups of hunter-gatherers, moving from Africa into Europe beginning about 40,000 years ago. Much later, a separate group of farmers and herders from the Middle East made their way north, eventually out-competing the hunter-gatherer locals and forming the basis for the European genome we see today.

The introduction of agriculture by this second wave of people—the so-called Neolithic Revolution—was such a pivotal moment in prehistory that it can be seen in both artifacts and genes.
The new results add a surprising wrinkle.

What other geneticists have identified as separate hunter-gatherer and farmer genes are all present in the Kostenki find. "You wouldn't predict if you go back to one of our earliest individuals, all the components of modern Europeans were already there," Willerslev says. (Related: "Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture.")

Genes once thought to have arrived with the first farmers, for instance, now seem to have been around much earlier. "Until now, it seemed clear this was something that came into Europe during the Neolithic," says Pontus Skoglund, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School. "It's an extremely interesting suggestion that they have."

The complex mixture of DNA in such an old specimen, Willerslev says, suggests that Stone Age Europe was a lively place. Instead of separate groups colliding and occasionally mingling, Willerslev argues there was a single, genetically similar population sprawling across the continent, from Russia to the Middle East to northern Europe. (Related: "Blue-Eyed Hunter-Gatherers Roamed Prehistoric Europe, Gene Map Reveals.")

"Rather than separate populations moving into each others' areas and having sex with each other," he says, "there was a single 'meta-population' having sex—or exchanging genes—in a complex and heterogeneous way." (Related: "45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex.")

Out of Africa
While the results challenge our understanding of Europe's past, they seem to confirm what geneticists have said more broadly about human migration out of Africa.

Looking at the genes of modern people around the world, researchers see three major movements out of Africa: first a group that wound up in what is now Australia and the Pacific Islands, then a population that settled in East Asia, and finally western Eurasians, or Europeans.

And indeed, the Kostenki man's DNA shows that he was unrelated to East Asians or Australo-Melanesians, suggesting that the populations diverged more than 37,000 years ago.

The new find complicates a picture of Europe's deep past that geneticists thought was becoming clearer. "We all thought you could sequence these bones and come up with a simple story. This paper really shows things are not as simple as people thought they were," Willerslev says. "Europe has always been a melting pot."


24 December, 2014

The Screaming Face of Brazil, 2014

An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, shows the extent of a drought in Nazare Paulista, São Paulo. Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, which provides greater São Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record

Credit:  Nacho Doce/Reuters

This Picture is just unbelievable.

22 December, 2014

Astronomers Capture UFO Entering Earth’s Atmosphere? Mind Bending Footage (Video and Photos)

In the world of UFOs, the mystery of who and what they are is mind blowing to researchers and astronomers. alike. Are these other worldly creatures, determined to take over Earth? Or are they military craft designed for war? In this incredible footage below, the images are startling and mystifying. 

This footage was sent to Thirdphaseofmoon from an anonymous tip. Just under14 thousand feet atop The Mauna Kea The Canada France Hawaii Telescope with its Cloud Cam Captures An Incredible UFO Event! Just around 3:55am this unusual craft makes an appearance that leaves a trail of vapor in its wake! Commercial Aircraft? A Meteorite? Or Something Otherworldly Making entry Into Earths Atmosphere?

Original Video link! http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/en/gallery…

Rocket Reported Over Austria - 1946

Daily Telegraph, 13/9/46

Vienna, Thursday -- According to unconfirmed reports reaching Vienna, a mysterious rocket passed over Graz, in the British zone to-day. It is said to have been traveling at a great height and in a north-westerly direction. --Reuter

20 December, 2014

Did Lewis and Clark Learn About Alien Legends on Their Journeys?

Initial Diplomacy Lewis & Clark, Charlie Russell | http://faculty.humanities.uci.edu/tcthorne/Hist15/westwardexpansion.htm

The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Mentor Book # MT 527, 1964
From the Platte to the Vermilion, page 51

24th August, 1804
In a northerly direction from the mouth of this creek, in an immense plain, a high hill is situated, and appears of conic form, and by the different nations of Indians in this quarter, is supposed to be the residence of devils: that they are in human form with remarkable large heads, and about 18 inches high, that they are very watchful, and are armed with sharp arrows with which they can kill at a great distance. They are said to kill all persons who are so hardy as to attempt to approach the hill. They state that tradition informs them that many Indians have suffered by those little people, and, among others, three Maha men fell a sacrifice to their merciless fury no: many years since. So much do the Maha, Sioux, Otos, and other neighboring nations, believe this fable, that no consideration is sufficient to induce them to approach the hill.

These aliens seem to be malevolent in nature.

From The "APRO Historical UFO Reports 1600BC Thru Dec 1956"

Link: http://www.konsulting.com/piwigo/picture.php?/232/category/1

Humans Are Not From Earth?

Although we have been calling Earth our home for many generations, there are theories that claim humans evolved elsewhere in the galaxy and moved here sometime in the past.

Could this controversial and intriguing claim be true? If so, where do we come from and why did our travelling ancestors chose Earth?

Researcher and author Dr. Ellis Silver proposed a scientific evaluation of the evidence that suggests man evolved somewhere else in the universe. In his book, Humans are not from Earth, he lists several reasons which he believes places mankind’s ancestry outside of the blue planet. He also evaluates possible points of origin and a timeline for our appearance on Earth.

Dr. Silver compared human physiology to that of other animals and he believes there are some crucial differences between them. As a species, humans are particularly sensitive to sunlight. The sun has a dazzling effect on humans while most animals seem immune to this effect. While reptiles use heat from the sun to regulate their own internal temperature, humans experience serious troubles if exposed for more than two weeks.

According to Silver, this behavior constitutes evidence that humans might have evolved on a planet with considerably less sunlight. Our genetic make-up was able to adapt to this increased radiation but not without cost.

Humans also suffer from chronic illnesses at a much higher rate than other animals. This could be the result of a struggle to cope with damaging factors that weren’t present at the time of our evolution. “We are all chronically ill,” says Silver. “Indeed, if you can find a single person who is 100% fit and healthy and not suffering from some (perhaps hidden or unstated) condition or disorder I would be extremely surprised – I have not been able to find anyone.”

People suffer from bad backs and have done so throughout our history. Dr. Silver believes this problem can be traced back to humans evolving on a planet with a much lower gravity. Despite being the most advanced species on Earth, we are surprisingly ill-equipped for life here: sunlight harms us, we are plagued with illness and we have a strong dislike for raw or naturally occurring foods. And then there’s the overwhelming feeling of not belonging here that so many people experience. Dr. Silver claims this is not a passing thing but rather some kind of genetic longing for home.

“The Earth approximately meets our needs as a species, but perhaps not as strongly as whoever brought us here initially thought,” Silver said in an interview with Yahoo news.
Our internal body clocks evolved to work in conjunction with a 25-hour day. Silver believes this missing hour accounts for many of our biological problems and his claims are backed up by sleep researchers. This complication is not something recent and can be traced back through mankind’s history.

Dr. Silver explores the possibility that early pre-humans like Homo erectuswere crossbred with another species. Life on Earth could have arrived on comets or meteorites. The primitive life-forms evolved for billions of years into the species we see today but humans did not.

They evolved from a different strain of life somewhere else in the universe and were brought here as fully evolved Homo sapiens. This happened somewhere between 200,000 and 60,000 years ago. Silver speculates this could have happened for many reasons, the most interesting of them being that Earth might be a prison planet. He believes this could account for our violent nature and behavior. If this is the case, how long are we in for?

The book has been met with a healthy dose of criticism but as Dr. Silver points out, it is just speculative writing aimed at sparking debate. In any case, it makes for an interesting read.

Link:  http://locklip.com/humans-are-not-from-earth/

17 December, 2014

Helena Device Creates Oxygen From Water In Martian Soil

  • The device has been designed by the University of Western Australia

A contraption designed to generate the first breathable air on Mars has reached the finals of a global competition to land experiments on the red planet.

The student-designed device, named Helena, could be flown on Mars One's first unmanned lander mission, and arrive on the surface of Mars as early as 2018.

The Helena payload aims to demonstrate a key-life support technology for humans, using electrolysis to produce oxygen from water extracted from Martian soil.
The device will extract water from the Martian soil using electrolysis - which is method of using a direct electric current (DC) to drive a chemical reaction.
Designed by the University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate, Josh Richards, Helena is one of ten finalists in the Mars One University Competition.

Its main piece of equipment is an electrolysis chamber that works alongside a pressurising mechanism, oxygen sensor and pressure release valve.

The device extracts water from the Martian soil using electrolysis - which is method of using a direct electric current (DC) to drive a chemical reaction.

Electrolysis will see the production of hydrogen and oxygen in their elemental state.

Electrolysis will see the production of hydrogen and oxygen in their elemental state. The Helena, named after the Shakespearean heroine who 'breathed life into stone', uses electrolysis to produce oxygen from water extracted from Martian soil.
Helena will also carry a 'time capsule' in the form of a radiation-hardened DVD filled with messages and art by the public.

The project, which is named after the Shakespearean heroine who 'breathed life into stone', could be the first example of life-support technology on the surface of Mars.

It aims to refine technology that will allow humans to survive on the red planet, before the arrival of the Mars One colonists in 2025.

'Our experiment will hopefully pave the way to ensure the survival of the elected astronauts on the red planet, as we attempt to produce oxygen from Martian resources,' said Helena co-lead, Andre Van Vulpen.

'In addition to the scientific contribution, we are hoping to put together the largest crowd-sourced art collection ever sent to another planet, allowing any Earth citizen the opportunity to join us on our trip to Mars, and leave their legacy in truly 'out of this world' style.'

Other entries include 'Cyano Knight', a German project that is aiming to change a small amount of the 95 per cent carbon dioxide Mars atmosphere into oxygen using cyanobacteria.

Another entry from the UK will see a small greenhouse built on the red planet to attempt to grow lettuce for astronauts in a pressurised environment.

16 December, 2014

New video shows military involvement in Phoenix lights UFO incidence in 1997

New Footage of Phoenix Lights shows Military Involvement

London, Dec. 14 (ANI): A new classified footage of US fighter jets engaging an unknown aircraft above Arizona skies on the night of one of the world's most famous UFO sightings in March 1997 has recently made its way to the internet.

Classified Phoenix Lights Footage | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ngIklBym8

The 14-second clip, which was obtained by investigate journalist David Collins, was posted on YouTube and shows American military aircraft on patrol during the Phoenix Lights sighting of March 13, 1997 when a series of lights were spotted above Arizona's state capital, the Mirror reported.

The Phoenix Lights were seen by thousands of Arizona residents but 17 years on what exactly happened remains a mystery; however, the US military 's official explanation claimed the lights were flares from their aircraft.

But Arizona's then state governor, Fife Symington III, stated that the craft did not resemble any manmade object that he had ever seen. (ANI)

 Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ngIklBym8

11 December, 2014

Engravings On A Seashell Are Over 540,000 Years Old – Have We Been Wrong About Ancient Human History By A Huge Margin?

To date, scientists have been confident that the intelligent human race has been fairly nascent on planet Earth. But engravings on a seashell seem to completely shatter the previously assumed timeline of human existence on the planet.

Though discovered over 100 years ago, the seashells were only recently analyzed thoroughly, only to uncover previously unseen engravings. What’s baffling is carbon-dating of the seashell and the engravings extensively pull back the dates of earliest human ancestry. The engravings on the seashell are between 540,000 and 430,000 years old, which is, needless to say, forcing scientists to rethink long-held notions of how humanity developed, reported Nature.

The fossilized mussel shell, though discovered in Java 100 years ago, has been engraved with an ‘M’ shaped zigzag pattern, which is by far the oldest known use of patterns to decorate an object by Homo erectus, reported Live Science. Australian National University’s Dr. Stephen Munro, who firmly believes that the new findings will certainly ‘re-write history’, said the following.

“This is the first time we have found evidence for Homo erectus behaving this way. It puts these large bivalve shells and the tools used to engrave them, into the hands of Homo erectus, and will change the way we think about this early human species.”

So far, the earliest known record of patterned engravings was merely 100,000 years old. These engravings are easily 300,000 years older than the ones made either by Neanderthals or modern humans (Homo sapiens) 100,000 years ago.

Clearly, the discovery of the Javanese engraved shells significantly pushes back our estimation when humans were believed to have begun these types of activities, reported Australian National University. Modern science says Homo erectus predated the Neanderthal and Homo sapiens species. However, there’s still some disagreement within the scientific community about Neanderthal and Homo erectus co-existing.

Though barely recognizable, the engravings are bound to rewrite history books.
Dr. Munro traveled to the Netherlands to carefully and thoroughly scrutinize the collection of fossilized shells, which were painstakingly collected in Java by naturalist Eugene Dubois. The Australian authority in ancient human history was quite surprised to realize that the lines made on some of these ancient seashells were manmade. Speaking about the discovery that is bound to have some fundamental impact, Dr. Munro said the following.

“It was a eureka moment. I could see immediately that they were man-made engravings. There was no other explanation.”

Though the history of human evolution has been verified on countless occasions, this rare seashell has clearly proven there’s lots more to discover.

Link: http://www.inquisitr.com/1669227/engravings-on-a-seashell-are-over-540000-years-old-have-we-been-wrong-about-ancient-human-history-by-a-huge-margin/

10 December, 2014

UFO in the Philippines caught on cam

screenshot photo from the youtube clip
UFO or Unidentified Flying Objects has been one of the strangest and most controversial subject matters everywhere in the world.

There are some people that doesn't believe in these kind of phenomenon. They say that these objects were just a product of the peoples imaginative and creative minds.

UFO is anything that floats or flies in the skies. These things cannot be determined by those people who have seen it.

This kind of issues can easily gain the attention of the viewers. Like this object that was caught on cam by an individual.

It was captured on video by a citizen while the typhoon Ruby was hitting the country. This will show you a very calm person taking the video.

And yet again this kind of topic divided the attention of the netizens. Some say that this might be a weather balloon or just an object that was brought up by the typhoon.

But the believers say that it might be one of those UFOs. While most of the netizens made fun of the video with their comments.

This video was uploaded by a Facebook page named Kulitan sa PLANET OPDI EYPS, with a caption of "Isang hindi kapanipaniwalang bidyo ang kumakalat ngayon sa internet sa kasagsagan ng bagyong #Rubyph at unti-unting binubura dahil sa takot. OMG! Nakakakilabot..Panoorin mo. Ano masasabi mo? "

 It has gained more than 100 thousand views since it was uploaded on December 6.

Link:  http://trendingnewsportal.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/viral-ufo-caught-on-cam-while-typhoon.html

07 December, 2014

UFO Seen In Vienna, Austria - MUFON Case 61696

A Resident of Vienna, Austria, states:
I was on the balcony, when I saw this huge transparent vehicle floating above the clouds. I grabbed my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) and I did a photograph, when the vehicle was gone... I've never seen anything like it, it was strange.
MUFON Case 61696

A close-up of the image
Samsung Galaxy S5
Links: http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page2&case_number=61696&sql_order_primary=f1_submitted_datetime%20DESC

06 December, 2014

UFO Enthusiast Allegedly Finds Alien Building On Rosetta Comet 67P

An alien building was allegedly seen on Rosetta Comet 67P by YouTube user Joe White of Art Alien TV on Nov. 31. The alien building looked similar to a monastery building on Earth.

In an e-mail to International Business Times, Joe White of Art Alien TV claimed that the building looked liked a large building structure and had an apex roof, chimney and windows. He said that there was a raw image as well as negative versions of it on the Web site of the European Space Agency. He provided a link of the original image which was released by the ESA on Sep. 17.


White said that he estimated that the building was approximately 100 metres in length, but he added that it could be a lot bigger on that. He based the estimation on the length of the comet which was 4,100 metres.

He explained that he was taking a close look at the images of the comet and then he rotated the image. At that time, he noticed the building and immediately showed it to his wife who said that it looked like a monastery, and since then, he has been referring to the building as monastery. He called the building Whites Monastery.

He said that there were lots of channels on YouTube as well as people who were trying to look at the structures on the comet and publish them to provide information to the public about it. He went on to say that there was no photo enhancement done on the image apart from contrast and negative processing. According to White, the same results could be achieved with the help of a basic software. He said that all one needs to do is to download the photo, rotate at 45 percent and then zoom in.

He published a video of it on YouTube with the title "Alien Building Found On Rosetta Comet 67P" on Dec 4. The video has managed to get about 450 views in a matter of a day.

Link: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/575052/20141206/rosetta-comet-67p-alien-building-ufo-enthusiast.htm#.VILdxMnIfdk

Is the Rosetta Mission Another Roswell?

67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Comet
In mid-November, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) made history by successfully landing the first spacecraft onto a comet. The project had been 12 years in the making and involved an unprecedented amount of complexity – in order to succeed, the team had to launch the lander from the Rosetta satellite at a height of 22km, controlling it remotely from a distance of half a billion kilometres and at a time delay of 28 minutes. If you’d like to read more about this topic, take a look at: 4 Incredible Facts about the Rosetta Mission.

Klim Churyumov Took This Picture on 21 September 1969,
67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Comet, for more information click this.
No mean feat, by any stretch of the imagination. However, such a stretch is not quite big enough for some conspiracy theorists, who even before the lander made history with its 22km free-fall were clamouring for attention with allegations that the comet 67P is not a comet at all.

Rosetta and Philae lander in ESTEC Test Centre, Netherlands, 2002 Credit: ESA-Anneke Le Floc'h, more info here.
An ESA Insider?

According to UFO enthusiasts’ website UFO Sightings Daily, an anonymous email sent from an individual currently working inside the ESA confirms that the targeted comet is in actual fact an alien spaceship in disguise. Back in September, the website announced that it had received such an email, publishing it in full on their website and citing it as definitive proof that the Rosetta mission – impressive though it is – was in fact an elaborate cover-up.

The email’s author warns the reader to “not think for ONE MOMENT that a space agency would suddenly decide to spend billions of dollars to build and send a spacecraft on a 12 year journey to simply take some close-up images of a randomly picked-out comet floating through space.” Instead, they claim that NASA had been receiving radio signals from an unknown source as long as 20 years ago and eventually pinpointed comet 67P as the origin, thus sparking the desire to investigate it.

The ESA’s recent admission that a radio signal – transmitted at a frequency of 40-50 millihertz (as opposed to our range of 20 to 20 kilohertz) had been discovered was seen as proof of this earlier assertion by UFO Sightings Daily.

Conspiracy or Cover-up? 

While the confirmation of the signal is intriguing, it in no way confirms that NASA had been receiving such transmissions for 20 years. Nor does it explain why they would hand off the project to the ESA in light of such information. Nor why, if such transmissions were available here on Earth for two decades, no one else has stumbled across them.

Furthermore, the integrity of the author of the email is somewhat compromised by the fact that he or she chose to send their information to a renowned conspiracy theory site rather than any number of respected media outlets. Indeed, for an industry insider, their lack of inside knowledge is startling – all photos which allegedly contain the proof of satellite dishes and hovering alien spacecraft are the high res photographs available to all members of the public from the ESA official website.

The confused blurs found in the photo could possibly represent communication towers or artificial buildings – but really only if you squint. In other words, Rosetta has certainly become another Roswell thanks to the snowballing conspiracy theories surrounding it.

Whether or not there is any truth to the rumour remains incredibly unlikely and unsubstantiated … and certainly should not overshadow the incredible feat of human engineering and science that has been achieved by the ESA team. What do you think? Is it a cover-up or not? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

Link: http://www.labmate-online.com/news/news-and-views/5/breaking_news/is_the_rosetta_mission_another_roswell/32662/

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05 December, 2014

Astronomers and citizen scientists discover a strange galaxy

J1649+2635 is one of only four galaxies known to have both spiral arms and jets of subatomic particles propelled outward from its core at nearly light speed.

The Strange galaxy J1649+2635
A strange galaxy called J1649+2635, nearly 800 million light-years from Earth, has astronomers scratching their heads … but in a good way. Like our Milky Way, it’s a spiral galaxy, and it’s the most recent of only four known galaxies with prominent jets of subatomic particles propelled outward from its core at nearly light speed. The mystery is that spiral galaxies aren’t supposed to have such large jets. It took a combined effort of astronomers and citizen scientists to discover J1649+2635 and shed light on the mystery.

According to a December 2, 2014 press release from The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the first spiral galaxy with a jet was found in 2003. The second was found in 2011, and the third was found earlier this year. All three spiral galaxies with jets were discovered by combining radio and visible-light images.

Minnie Mao of the NRAO explained:
In order to figure out how these jets can be produced by the ‘wrong’ kind of galaxy, we realized we needed to find more of them.
Mao and other astronomers recently turned for help to volunteer citizen scientists, via an online project called Galaxy Zoo. So far, they say, more than 150,000 Galaxy Zoo participants have classified some 700,000 galaxies as spirals, ellipticals, or other types, using images from the visible-light Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Multiple volunteers look at each galaxy image to ensure accuracy in the classification.

Mao and her collaborators said they used:
… a “superclean” subset of more than 65,000 galaxies, for which 95 percent of those viewing each galaxy’s image agreed on the classification. About 35,000 of those are spiral galaxies. J1649+2635 had been classified by 31 Galaxy Zoo volunteers, 30 of whom agreed that it is a spiral.
The astronomers then cross-matched the visible-light spirals with galaxies cataloged at the radio end of the spectrum, using data from the NRAO VLA Sky Survey and the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters survey.

Via the cross-matching, they found the fourth spiral galaxy with jets – J1649+2635.
The astronomers say that jets such as those seen coming from J1649+2635 are propelled by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy:
Material pulled toward the black hole forms a rapidly-rotating disk, and particles are accelerated outward along the poles of the disk. The collision that presumably forms an elliptical galaxy disrupts gas in the merging galaxies and provides “fuel” for the disk and acceleration mechanism.
That same disruption, however, is expected to destroy any spiral structure as the galaxies merge into one.
Why does the spiral structure remain? That’s the mystery. Mao said:
This galaxy presents us with many mysteries. We want to know how it became such a strange beast. Did it have a unique type of merger that preserved its spiral structure? Was it an elliptical that had another collision that made it re-grow spiral arms? Is its unique character the result of interaction with its environment?
We will study it further, but in addition, we need to see if there are more like it.
We hope that with projects like the Galaxy Zoo and another called Radio Galaxy Zoo, those thousands of citizen scientists can help us find many more galaxies like this one so we can answer all our questions.
 Visit Galaxy Zoo, and begin helping astronomers to classify galaxies.

Link: http://earthsky.org/space/astronomers-and-citizen-scientists-discover-a-strange-galaxy


THE NEW YORK TIMES, Wednesday, October 17, 1973 - Walter Sullivan

Amid reports from at least six American states that unidentified flying objects had been seen and even been visited, Moscow reported last night the detection of radio signals that may have originated with another civilization.

The signals were recorded by a network of four stations operating under the direction of Vsevolod Troitsky, a well-known Soviet astrophysicist. According to news reports from Moscow the signals were in the form of pulses detected several times a day, each time lasting several minutes.

Earlier Soviet radio astronomers had reported detecting signals coincidentally at four stations from the Pacific to the vicinity of Moscow. However, the recordings occurred only in daylight and were finally attributed to outbursts on the sun.

A Tass Report

A report by the Soviet press agency Tass said Prof. Samuel Kaplan of Gorky University was the first to identify the signals. It added that their origin from a man-made earth satellite had been ruled out.

The signals have been under discussion for some months. The Russians said they were not Soviet spacecraft and inquired if they might be from an American satellite. They were reportedly told "no," but this did not rule out the possibility that the space vehicle was of a clandestine nature.

It was also possible that the signals originated sufficiently high in the earth's atmosphere to be recorded by very widely spaced stations, the Moscow announcement said.

Meanwhile, news agencies yesterday carried reports of unidentified flying objects, or U.F.O.'s, from Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and West Virginia. They followed earlier television accounts of such sightings in Georgia. In the past such publicity has typically been followed by a rash of additional reports.

An Ohio report, by the Associated Press, concerned a woman who phoned police "hysterically" to say that an oblong object had landed in a field and killed two cows. The police investigated but were unable to confirm the account.

United Press International told of two shipyard workers in Pascagoula, Miss., who said they had been taken aboard a fish-shaped craft and subjected to examination by "an eye-like scanning device."

It added that Dr. J. Allen Hynek of Northwestern. University and Dr. James Harder of the University of California had examined the men under hypnosis and believed their account to be genuine. Dr. Hynek, who formerly investigated U.F.O. reports for the Air Force, has long sustained the majority view that they should be taken seriously.

If the signals reported by Moscow originate in some distant part of the heavens, because of the earth's rotation they should only be detected across the width of the Soviet Union during the same period each day. The Soviet account, however, did not specify the time interval between each period of signal receipt.

Link:  http://members.tripod.com/~task_2/Wave-radio1.htm

Note: I Also have this article and is all correct.

03 December, 2014

Boomerang UFO amazes New Hampshire residents

Fifteen year old Ben Spiegel saw what he called an "orb" in the night sky, and snapped a photo of it with his iPod. Ben snapped the photo of the UFO near his home in Concord, NH back in October.

The UFO was unique as it seemed to zigzag back and forth across the night sky. When he zoomed in with hid iPod, he noticed that the object was V shaped and there was a blinking red light near the object. At first they (him and his buddy's) thought it was a helicopter.

Wrong!! Another witness in Nashua, New Hampshire reported seeing the same object, but closer.

This witness said that it had three white lights. One at the end of each wing and one at the point of the V. He also said that the lights seemed to be dome shaped.

What was it? No one knows yet, so it remains a UFO. Did you see it? Do you think it was a military vehicle?

Link: http://www.bubblews.com/news/9588235-boomerang-ufo-amazes-new-hampshire-residents

A Nineteenth Century Japanese Folk Tale Still Inspires UFO-Believers

In the early 1800s, two folk tales circulated around Japan. Both involved a very strange woman emerging from a very strange ship. Her dress and appearance seemed out of this world. What happened? There are two versions of this story. One was written in 1825 and one in 1844. In both versions, some Japanese sailors happened to notice, floating in the ocean, a very strange vessel. It was circular, which was not so unusual. What caught there attention was that it seemed to have a lid that covered the top of the ship, and glass windows.

When they got it to shore, out came a very beautiful woman holding a very mysterious box. She wouldn't let anyone touch it. They couldn't ask her about it, because she didn't speak their language. All the materials making her ship, her clothes, and her box, were completely unknown to them. Eventually, the woman went back to her boat, and drifted out to sea again.

Well, that's the boring 1844 version. The 1825 version plays out more like an old BBC murder mystery. You can tell, because the woman is more of a vamp. She has bright red hair and eyebrows, and red hair with white extensions. Plus, the box was bigger. The size of the box provided a crafty local with an important clue, and, after consideration, he announced his conclusions. The woman was a foreign princess who had had an illicit love affair. The lover had been beheaded, and the princess was put to sea in a craft, with his head in a box. The villagers, aghast at the hussy in their midst, pushed her and her vessel into the sea again.
As short as it is, the myth about the strange-looking vessel made with foreign materials has become an enduring favorite of ufologists. They believe that, possibly, a flying saucer crashed in the sea, and washed up on land. Possibly aliens were trying to blend in by matching our technology, sending flying saucers when we could fly and sailing saucers when all we could do was sail. When people argue, the ufo believes point to the unnatural substances of the woman's clothes and ship. They argue that, although people weren't as savvy in those days as we are today, they people in the legend were hardly yokels. They would have recognized most kinds of materials and most kinds of vessels. This utterly foreign being might have been crash-landed, or might have been on a scouting ship.

01 December, 2014

LISTEN: Mysterious bangs over Swansea bay and rest of UK blamed on secret US stealth jet, aliens, meteors and the end of the world

8548200-large IT seems that whoever you speak to, you get a different explanation for what caused the mysterious bangs heard over Swansea Bay and the rest of the UK on Saturday night. Debate is continuing over the source of the noises, which were heard at around 10pm from Glasgow, down to London and across to Wales. And one person even recorded the sounds, which resemble the noise you might expect from a firework display. Explanations have included meteors entering the Earth’s atmosphere, space junk causing sonic booms as it plummetts to Earth, aliens and the end of the world. One expert has suggested the bangs sounded similar to a type of experimental jet engine. Listen to a recording of the bangs here... Dr Bhupendra Khandelwal, an engineering research associate from Sheffield, said the ‘pulse jet engine’, used the force from a series of explosions caused by mixing a fuel mist with air intake to generate thrust. He distanced himself from conspiracy theorists, however, who have suggested a top secret Aurora spy jet might be using the technology and might have been flying and causing the noise. Whatever the cause was, it woke children in their beds and set animals barking. The Met Office has ruled out any weather-related cause. So what did cause the bangs? Perhaps we will never know.

From the Files: Latin America's Legendary UFO Cases

[Some of our readers may recall Inexplicata's presence as a column called "Orbis Tertius" in the UK's defunct UFO Matrix magazine. The following article was featured in an issue, and we reprint it here as a useful - and hopefully interesting - summary of classic cases for our newer readers. Some of the material can also be found in earlier Inexplicata entries -- SC] Latin America’s Legendary UFO Cases By Scott Corrales Top ten lists are an unavoidable fact in the modern age, and “top ten” lists of ufology are no exception. But most UFO events elude simple lists, due to the complex nature of the cases themselves. So we shall endeavor to present some of the most intriguing cases emerging from the corner of the world that falls under this column’s purview. Perhaps the first serious investigation of cases outside the United States was given by Jim and Coral Lorenzen of the now-defunct APRO (Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization). Much of their data was the result of collaboration with Brazilian Dr. Olavo Fontes, who had gained most of it firsthand from actual visits with participants in the events. Among these events were the aforementioned Villas Boas abduction, the Saturn-shaped craft photographed over the island of Trinidade, the saucer that exploded over Ubatuba and other cases with which the reader is probably familiar. Truckers and Aliens The strange abduction case of Argentinean truck driver Dionisio Llanca was overshadowed by the more immediate kidnapping of two fishermen in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Though they occurred within weeks of each other, the former case is just another of thousands of bizarre accounts. Or is it? On Saturday, October 27, 1973, Llanca, a resident of the town of Bahia Blanca (well-known for its UFO-related incidents), had left on his truck to make a routine run. Just barely out of the city limits, in pitch darkness, he found the truck had developed a flat tire. Not having a dispatcher whom he could radio for help, Llanca got on with the business of changing the flat. A light in the distance "like car headlights" appeared to be heading his way. He felt relieved. Perhaps he could take a ride back into the town for help. But the light was on the horizon rather than on the road. It changed from actinic white to brilliant blue, bathing the darkened countryside in azure light. Llanca was transfixed, and thought of getting closer to the light to find out what it was--until he realized he could not move. The light emanated from a domed, saucer-shaped craft that came to hover meters away from his vehicle. To his horror he realized that there were beings standing beneath the glowing machine. They stood there, observing his futile shouting. Next thing Dionisio knew, he was lying face down on wet grass, the sound of passing traffic filling his ears. In a state of total amnesia, Llanca stumbled around until a passing motorist offered him a lift. Seeing that he was visibly unwell, the driver took him to the Bahia Blanca hospital. Llanca recoiled at a doctor trying to examine him, and the services of a hypnotist were called to find out exactly what had happened to him. Over a period of days, two physicians, Dr. Eladio Santos and Dr. Eduardo Mata, tried to reconstruct the man's memory and pry from him the mind-bending story. Resorting to Pentothal to break past the blockage, Llanca revealed his harrowing story: After being held motionless by the occupants of the strange craft, he was approached by one of them, a female, who placed a small black device upon his index finger. The device took a sample of his blood and appeared to have a sedative effect, but did not diminish his fear in the least. The beings were described as longhaired, oval-eyed humanoids clad in silver coveralls with gloves and boots. Next, he was taken into the glowing craft on a beam of light. The entities continued performing their tests upon him, conversing with him in perfect Spanish, advising him: "they wished to see if humans could withstand living in their world." Doctors Santos and Mata proceeded carefully with their sessions, realizing that Llanca was terrified to death of reliving his experience. Probing too deeply could cause the patient to snap. But it was Llanca who surprised them. After revealing detailed descriptions of the craft's interior, lighting, texture of the walls and other details, Llanca fell silent. The physicians realized they had struck another--possibly impenetrable--barrier. Then, like an automaton, Llanca recited:" I have a message from the beings in the craft, but I cannot say what it is. No matter what you or other Earth scientists do, there will remain the memory lapse while I was on the ship. I was there for 45 minutes." The stunned doctors realized that it would not be possible to "unblock" the post-hypnotic command without placing Llanca's mind in jeopardy. They directed their efforts instead to help the man recover from the traumatic ordeal. In the wake of the equally dramatic events at Pascagoula, most investigators ignored Llanca’s case. Pedro Romaniuk, the Argentinean Ufologist, gathered a wealth of data on the case, as did Kevin Randle from APRO. In the long run, the physicians’ fears came true. In 1976, Llanca was reportedly in Buenos Aires, claiming yet another contact with the “saucermen”, who had come for him in the town of Monte Grande. Little else is known of this event, but the truck driver was reported in various parts of the country after that. It is believed that he was eventually committed to a psychiatric hospital in the Patagonian city of Rawson. Benign Radiation Recent developments in the study of electromagnetic radiation have given us new insights on the effect of the various kinds of "rays" emitted from UFOs. Low frequency microwaves can cause irreparable damage to the human nervous system, and other wavelengths can actually be proven beneficial to humans in moderate amounts. Normally, 10 to 30 milligauss of exposure is considered to be acceptable, and it is what we receive from computer terminals, television sets, microwave ovens, and etcetera. The "benign" rays issued from unidentified flying objects are few and far between when compared to the lethal ones that have been the topic of a dozen studies. The deaths of witnesses on account of exposure to unknown radiation are the discussed in a recent book by Jacques Vallée, in which he recounts alarming unprovoked attacks upon humans in northern Brazil. At the book's core are the attacks by machine-like devices referred to as "chupas" by the natives. Vallée leads us through nightmarish accounts in which the protagonists--who have no exposure to a "space minded" culture--give frank descriptions of injuries inflicted by beam and gas weapons, the deaths of friends and relatives in such attacks, and the aftereffects of such experiences. V. Maceira, a 73-year-old man living on the outskirts of a rural town in Argentina, was calmly sipping tea one evening when a brilliantly illuminated object appeared out of nowhere in a nearby clearing. He could make out the forms of two beings clearly within the glowing object, and with the rustic courtesy of the gaucho, Maceira proffered his cup of "mate" tea to the new arrivals. His cat, which had just had a litter of kittens, bolted into the darkness away from the unnatural light, forsaking her young. Events following the apparition of the alien craft proceeded quickly. Maceira saw the beings depart in a flash of light, and immediately began to feel ill, with slight vomiting and incontinence. Strange tendrils of fine, thread-like material streamed from his eyes and his blood cell count dropped. Investigators discovered that fish in an adjacent pond had died of unknown causes. Maceira's cat returned to its kittens, but displaying patches of burnt fur as if from extreme heat. But a totally unforeseen event began to transpire: Maceira began to acquire thoughts foreign to his experience and meager education. He was able to discuss the finer points of history, philosophy, medicine and astronomy with experts come from the capital to see him. To the amazement of his attending physicians, Maceira was growing a new set of teeth! In the end, Maceira was taken to an undisclosed location to keep him from dying of exhaustion. Investigators, scholars and mere curiosity seekers were bombarding the old man incessantly in hopes of finding out what made him tick. An Ecuadoran Incident with Ufonauts The Azogues case is another of close observation of ufonaut activity by humans. On a night in the summer of 1965, an Ecuadoran civil engineer, Hector Crespo, his son Urgenio and a laborer, Francisco López, were approaching the town of Zullengo, halfway between the county seats of Cuenca and Azogues. They saw two shafts of light pointing vertically into the sky behind the bend of the road they were on. Believing it was an accident, the three turned back to offer assistance. Instead of an overturned car they were faced by a disk-shaped machine projecting two shafts of light into the night sky from a transparent dome at its top. The three men cautiously approached the clearly not manmade device, crawling behind a raised levee to within 30 meters of the disk. Mr. Crespo was able to notice that a compartment to the interior appeared to be open. A crimson glow poured out from within the craft, and complex instrumentation could be seen within. THe vehicle itself rested on telescoping legs with plate-like landing pads (like the Lunar Excursion Module from the Apollo missions) and gave the impression of tremendous weight. Most impressive was the fact that they could see the device’s "crew". Three silent humanoid shapes stood ouside the craft, one of them appearing to work on the light beam projector. The other two looked on, and at one point handed their compatriot a tool. The scene riveted the witnesses, scared to death though they were. The two beings standing idly by turned their attention toward the levee, as if aware of the presence of the humans, but unconcerned. An amber hued light that revolved around the edge of the craft was considered dangerous by the humans and at one point Urgenio Crespo became sick. Returning to the car, fearful of having been exposed to some form of radiation, Mr. Crespo was able to observe the departure of the UFO, which took off "in a flash" after wobbling up to a height. Crespo, with a good knowledge of drafting, produced renderings of what they had witnessed that evening. The creatures had been clad in resplendent silver coveralls with white belts at the waist. The helmets on their heads betrayed no breathing accessories. The headaches and fatigue experienced by the younger Crespo were attributed to fear more than any sort of exposure to harmful radiation. Their sighting was corroborated by others who had seen a particularly bright object in the dark sky that very same night. One couple reported the object as having landed near their house, providing enough light to see the trees, rocks, creeks and trails of the terrain in astonishing detail. The Venezuelan Experience South America's largest producer of crude oil played a prominent part in UFO sightings during the 1960's, although spectacular cases--investigated by distinguished ufologist Francisco D'Amico, founder of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Investigative Group (GIFE)-- also took place during the years that followed. In October 1976, a giant UFO with pulsating multicolored lights moved slowly over the community of Plan de Manzano, pausing its immense bulk silently over a drum farm containing highly inflammable liquids. To terrified onlookers, it appeared as if the alien monstrosity was about to land on top of the depot, but it headed off into the night sky at a prodigious speed. On New Years Day, January 1977, a UFO moved silently across the skies of Barquisimeto, on Venezuela's Caribbean coast, beginning a significant wave of sightings. Two weeks later, on January 23, a circular UFO giving off intense flashes of blue, green, yellow, and red landed in the community of Santa Rosa, in the state of Lara. Witnesses reported seeing the silhouettes of two diminutive humanoid occupants who moved in a robotic, controlled manner. The unknown craft emitted tremendous waves of heat, leaving a twelve-foot wide burn mark on the grass and singeing nearby shrubs and trees. Seven witnesses interviewed by GIFE agreed that the landed vehicle made a slight noise, but closer investigation was impossible due to the intense heat. Armando Loyo, one of the witnesses, declared having taken a flashlight to take a look at the UFO's interior. Before he could come any closer, the vehicle took off once more, nearly blinding him with its intense light. Venezuelan scientists visited the area but refused to issue a statement as to what had transpired that evening. The summer months of 1977 were punctuated by repeated sightings of UFOs over the village of Duaca, 15 miles south of Barquisimeto. The townspeople mounted their own nocturnal skywatch, setting up "observation posts" on a number of rooftops scattered throughout the village. The number of observation posts enabled seeing UFOs from different angles, thus allowing for comparisons later on. At 9:50 p.m. on August 22, an orange-red vehicle calculated at being some fifty feet in diameter and flying at an altitude of 4000 feet, was sighted over the community and recorded by the members of the GIFE research team. Two more vehicles were seen that same evening. As dramatic as these skywatches might have been, Venezuela would soon face a less pleasant aspect of the UFO phenomenon: the sudden appearance of unknown craft causing widespread failures of the power grid. Caracas, the nation's capital, and dozens of outlying cities were plunged into darkness on the night of December 31, 1978--almost two years to the day of the initial sighting. The blackout occurred shortly after midnight, prompting the cancellation of all official New Years celebrations. Radio stations had alerted the city to a flurry of UFO sightings which had taken place shortly before the blackout, and the Caracas Power Utility found itself at a loss to explain the probable cause of the power failure, which extended as far as the city of Maracay, fifty miles away from Caracas. The Central American Power Station Honduras is a land whose UFO sightings have been picked up by the world's wire services and then forgotten. There can be no doubt, however, that this small country--wedged between Guatemala and Nicaragua--sustained its highest level of UFO activity during the month of October 1978, when it fell prey to the same kind of blackout-producing vehicles that would affect Venezuela later the same year. On October 14, at 6:10 p.m., a nationwide blackout left communities helpless for twenty minutes as reports of strange objects in the twilit skies flooded radio stations and the newsrooms of Honduran dailies. The advertising manager of one of the latter, Rogelio Bercián, happened to be among the witnesses to the unusual phenomena. At precisely 6:06 p.m., he declared in an article for Tegucigalpa's La Tribuna, he was working on his car on the vantage point of El Picacho hill, when he became aware of a strange object moving from south to north at considerable speed. Fearing it was a conventional airplane, he paid close attention to its maneuvers due to its velocity and the fact that it was headed for a populated area. The object suddenly executed a suicidal figure-eight maneuver, and Bercián then realized he was a looking at a colossal boomerang-shaped object with a brilliant light at its center. As it flew over Tocontin Airport, electrical current died over the city. The newspaper manager saw the streetlights grow dim before blacking out altogether. Other witnesses directly under the flight path of the triangular UFO were able to confirm Bercián's statement. City officials preferred to find a more down-to-earth explanation for the blackout, and sought an answer from the power utility, the state-owned agency ENEE (National Electric Energy Company). Reports of "unexplained anomalies" at El Cañaveral, a power station quite far from Tegucigalpa, stated that this installation crashed after "a mysterious glow had been seen in the sky." A hundred miles away from the Honduran capital, other power stations reported similar collapses of the energy grid. Engineers were at a loss to explain how localized blackouts in their areas could have affected the distant capital city. Martin Baide, Public Relations Officer for ENEE, was bold enough to suggest: "I do not personally discard the possibility that technologies greater than man's could be the cause of these anomalies, since we have been unable to offer a satisfactory explanation as to the true reason for the blackouts." The massive power failure that occurred on October 27, 1978 involved an even greater UFO component. Aida Zúñiga, a secretarial school director in the town of Choluteca, to the south of Tegucigalpa, observed that shortly after six o'clock in the evening on that day, her students became aware of a light-emitting object concealed behind the clouds of a recent rainstorm. The cloud-swathed vehicle was described by one student as being reminiscent of the Mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Ms. Zúñiga declared that the object remained stationary, giving off lightning-like flashes just as the lights began to brown out and then disappear entirely throughout Choluteca. The UFO changed color from a yellowish red to a pale shade of pink before disappearing. After it had gone, it was noticed that the drizzle came to an end, and the power came back on line. Two hours after the uncanny events over Choluteca, a strange vehicle was sighted over Tegucigalpa's La Leona substation. Miguel Herrero, a technician on duty at the substation, was watching television when an explosion among the transformers followed a sudden blue glow. He witnessed a blinding light rising up and away from the transformers. Witnesses on the streets reported seeing a circular red light more or less hovering over the substation. Roberto Aguiar, a cab driver, described the disk as having tendrils that moved around it in a circular motion. The events of October 1978 may be considered unspectacular in the light of later developments in ufology, such as the rise in encounters with UFO occupants and the abduction epidemic, but it showcased the control that these objects have over our cities, and indeed over our way of life. Uruguay’s UFO Situation Sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay boasts a modest UFO history of its own, and a number of noted investigators of the phenomenon brought cases to the attention of ufology worldwide during the Sixties and Seventies. However, a major UFO flap may have taken place as recently as 1994, according to some anonymous documentation forwarded to Mexican ufologist Dr. Rafael Lara Palmeros. These papers provided information (largely from journalistic sources) on a mind-bending cross-section of ufologica, ranging from mere lights in the sky to interaction between humans and UFO occupants. On March 3, 1994. A considerable number of residents in the town of Rivera, Uruguay confirmed that a UFO had flown over this locality during the early hours of the morning. The witnesses were workers at a refrigeration plant who were on their way to work. The object was moving at a moderate, constant speed and at a height of 500 meters (1600 feet), making circular movements. The manager of a local radio station saw the object in the sky: According to Ernesto Fagúndez, he was able to distinguish several portholes through which crewmembers could be seen. "They were beings with enormous heads," he said. Later, the object was seen executing an odd maneuver. It allowed itself to dive over a bus that carried passengers on their way to work. Terrified at the imminent collision, the passengers leaped out of the bus and ran for their lives. The object did not collide with the bus and rose skyward, disappearing later. (As an additional detail we can add that Rivera is located on the border between Brazil and Uruguay, some 600 km. (37 mi.) from Montevideo (Note: it was later discovered that this story had originally transpired in 1978 and had been reported in the UFO press of the time). A giant cigar-shaped UFO was allegedly seen in April 1994 in Rivera, on the Brazilian border. According to witnesses, the object had a length of 50 meters (160 ft.) and emitted bright orange flashes as it flew in a straight line toward the northeast. Suddenly, the intensity of the light diminished, and the object became invisible. Several witnesses claimed having seen 3 subdivisions in the cigar-shaped objects that may have escorted a larger one. According to the witnesses, a total of 4 compartments could be seen in these objects, leading many to believe it could be a "Mothership" Residents of Florida, Uruguay, reported seeing a UFO flying across the sky during 18 minutes on the night of May 21, 1994. While the object was still visible in the sky, a surprise blackout plunged the city into darkness. According to one witness, journalist Luis del Castillo, it was a spherical object with white, red, and green lights on its sides, which moved off to the west. The official story on the power failure was "a sudden overload of the supply system which overrode safety systems." The manager of the Miguel Castro Ferreira Power Station was unable to come up with an explanation and dismissed it as "a coincidence." In the city of Artigas, some 700 km. from Montevideo, a family claimed having seen small allegedly extraterrestrial beings on at least 3 occasions. That morning, Wilson Eli Da Costa, 17, was in his garden when he noticed small footprints that appeared to have been made by a child. The following day he noticed more footprints. This news was shared with the rest of the family, who decided to keep it a secret. On the following day, Wilson's sister, Marta Elena Ari Da Costa, 16, saw a little man "with a very white complexion" looking into the house. Later in the summer, five adults and a 10-year-old child in the city of Maldonado, 140 km from Montevideo, had a terrifying experience as they returned from Laguna del Sauce. At the 115 km. mark of the road leading to Punta del Este, the people travelling in the rear of the vehicle noticed "an enormous fireball" rise from a nearby field and head for their bus. They warned the driver, who saw the fiery object, thus initiating an impressive chase for over 5 kilometers. The witnesses stated that the fireball was so bright that it illuminated the entire area as if it were daylight. It moved in an east-west trajectory, following the same route as the bus. It finally broke off its pursuit and disappeared close to a naval base. Villa Cebollati, a town in Rocha Province located some 250 km. from Montevideo, became the unwilling locale for contact with nonhumans. According to Julio César Cabrera, 45, two beings that were "very beautiful and green in color," appeared on his doorstep. Cabrera, who was asleep in the early morning hours, was awakened by the sound of a loud horn, which he took to be that of his own car. Upon opening the car's door, a powerful electric discharge riveted him to the ground as a strange, white-faced, green skinned being, with slanted eyes and blonde hair, appeared out of thin air, accompanied by a beautiful female. According to Cabrera, both creatures began measuring his body while he remained paralyzed. Within minutes, the creatures had disappeared amid whitish smoke. No physical harm was inflicted upon the witness, and it appears he enjoyed the green creatures' visit. On September 13, 1994. Five residents of Paso de las Velas, Florida Department, some 150 km. from Montevideo, claimed to have witnessed the collision of a UFO against the ground. The event took place after a lengthy storm, when the witnesses became aware of a solid rectangular object crossing the sky noiselessly. The orange rectangle suddenly plummeted to the ground, setting off an explosion that was heard for many kilometers around. Large plumes of smoke filled the air, but not traces of the object were found where the explosion took place. Faced with all this information, the Uruguayan Air Force decided to accept all UFO-related information and investigate each case directly. This initiative was undertaken by the Receiving and Investigating Commission, affiliated to the Uruguayan Air Force, which first created a special file destined to collect all known cases occurring in the country. The new commission is to be headed by Lt.Col. Eduardo Aguirre, who requested the national media to forward any UFO information to his attention. Colombia’s Andean Saucers This major Andean republic has certainly provided its share of sightings. The problem -- echoed by many researchers both in the U.S. and in the rest of Latin America -- is that the vast majority of UFO reports come from disreputable journalistic sources that present bogus UFO stories to boost circulations. Such tales are dubbed noticias de verano ("summer tales", nearly identical to the English "junebugs") and are quickly forgotten. Perhaps the most dramatic case involved a highly unusual "firefighting" UFO, a considerable break from the case histories involving fire-starting saucers. This particular case transpired in 1976 and was researched by Spanish investigator Salvador Freixedo, who was told of the incident by one of the protagonists involved. Inés de Montaña, a well-known journalist for Bogotá's El Espectador described how an unidentified flying object had saved the hacienda that had been in her family for generations. The country estate, located in Tolima, a valley deep in the Andean range, was besieged by the flames of a nocturnal forest fire that illuminated the night sky with its angry flames, devouring vegetation and croplands. Farmhands ran in search of axes and sand with which to create a firebreak, since there was no water that could be used to extinguish the blaze. Their valiant efforts were in vain, for the dryness of the foliage only made the flames burn with greater intensity. While the journalist looked on at the advancing line of fire from her bedroom window, a effulgent blue light in the smoke-filled sky caught her attention: it moved slowly and deliberately at a low altitude toward the imperiled area. De Montaña described it as "a helicopter of light". The strange object appeared to be coming in for a landing, but upon reaching the height of the tallest palm trees, it rose again and departed with the same deliberate slowness which characterized its approach, leaving in its wake a luminous, comet-like tail -- a wave of such intense coldness that it extinguished the forest fire almost immediately, and caused the bemused onlookers to find warmer clothing. The UFO paused for a few seconds, and immediately began to move very slowly across the flames. As it moved, the fire died down as if doused with tons of water." The farmhands who had been doing their best to contain the spreading blaze were awestruck by the miraculous event. In January 1977, a Boeing 727 airliner belonging to Colombia's Avianca airline, piloted by Gustavo Ferreira, was approaching Ibagué, a community west of Bogotá, when the crew suddenly became aware of a strong white light. Believing that another airliner had strayed into their path, Captain Ferreira promptly radioed the air traffic controllers at Bogota International Airport. They assured him that they had picked up the intruder on their radar and were tracking it. There was little that the Avianca crew could do as the intense light source made a beeline toward their jet. In a matter of seconds, the mysterious light had stopped in mid-air. Passengers and crew were treated to the sight of an unidentified flying object three times the size of the airliner they were in. Captain Ferreira flashed his landing lights at the vehicle, which responded by changing color from white to red. A second flash of the landing lights prompted the UFO to turn green. Three minutes later, the strange object sped off out of sight. The airport traffic controllers estimated the UFO's speed to be some 20,000 miles an hour at a 99-degree angle before vanishing off their screens. A flurry of UFO sightings filled the summer months of 1977: on July 6 of that year, residents of the community of El Socorro witnessed the flight of a six UFO "squadron" across the night skies over their town. The UFOs flew fast and low over El Socorro amid heavy rainfall, giving off bursts of red and white light. On July 20, shortly after 4 p.m., attorney Carlos Rangel, who was looking out the window of a doctors' office in downtown Bogotá, saw five UFOs engaging in maneuvers over the city. He promptly drew the attention of the nurses in the office as well as that of people walking on the street. The number of onlookers staring skyward, including those who got out of their cars to take a better look, caused a traffic jam that lasted well over an hour. Bogotá's El Liberal newspaper ran a photo taken by a staff photographer, depicting one of the UFOs in question. The photograph was accompanied by eyewitness testimony. UFO activity over Colombia hasn't been significant over the past few years, but it could start up again at any given moment. Chile’s Abduction Scenario No chronicle of UFO activity in South America would be complete without the ample and dramatic case histories that have emerged from Chile. The clear nights of its vast northern salt deserts have provided an array of memorable sightings, causing some Latin American investigators to vote it "the country most visited by UFOs" during the 1970's. The all-time Chilean classic case is the hair-raising (and beard growing) experience suffered by army corporal Armando Valdés Garrido. In the bitterly cold early morning hours of April 25, 1977, a military patrol of the Rancagua regiment led by Corporal Valdés and composed of soldiers Julio Rosas, Ivan Rojas, Pedro Rosales, Humberto Rojas, Germán Valle and Raúl Salinas, had decided to camp in a rocky, desolate area in the Andean foothills. a few miles east of the city of Putre. One of the soldiers, who had been assigned sentry duty, rushed back to the corporal to inform him that a red light was hovering above a nearby peak. Suspecting that contrabandists may be at work, Valdés ordered his platoon to ready weapons and extinguish the campfire--their only source of warmth in the near-zero weather. The soldiers moved out toward the source of the purplish-red light, realizing in a matter of seconds that they weren't dealing with illegal activity or lost mountaineers. The light was moving down the hillside, but not on its surface. Having complained earlier about the frigid temperature, the soldiers were stunned to discover that it was actually getting warmer as the light grew closer, turning into giant oval-shaped object which bathing them in its purplish-red glow. The object landed some fifty feet away, swathed in a violet fog that stood out in stark contrast to the surrounding darkness. This was enough to cause panic among the young conscripts, but they found themselves unable to move. Weapon in hand, the corporal ventured forward alone into the unearthly fog, adding later that he felt attracted by something within the luminosity, and was standing no farther than nine feet away from his men when the purplish light engulfed him. The corporal stated for the record that his only recollection of the event was a dreamlike vision of falling down a deep well or chasm. He was also left with a feeling that he would meet again with the strange presence. The truly amazing part of the story follows: the leaderless platoon witnessed the corporal's unexplained reappearance some fifteen minutes later, when they heard him calling for help. Valdés gave the appearance of having been drugged; his normally clean-shaven face showed dense beard, and his calendar wristwatch indicated that the time was 6:30 a.m. on the 30th of April, when it was still in fact 4:25 a.m. on the 25th. By all indications, the hapless military man had undergone a five-day sojourn in some unknown region of time and space. Hypnotic regression, which would ordinarily have been the procedure of choice in unlocking the "missing time", was expressly forbidden by the Chilean military. Medical specialists agreed that Valdés's panic at the ordeal, as well as the unknown radiation he had been subjected to, could have accelerated the growth of his facial hair, but no explanation was forthcoming about what had happened to his wristwatch. Argentinean parapsychologist Antonio Las Heras conducted further research into the Valdés Case, as it came to be known, following a television appearance on Santiago's Channel 13, where he formed part of a panel with an aeronautical engineer and an astrophysicist who supported the corporal's claim. A few days prior to Las Heras' arrival in Chile, the Chilean Army had issued a communiqué confirming that Corporal Valdés and his platoon had come face to face with an unidentified phenomenon. The communiqué also added that the protagonists of the case had been forbidden to comment on the incident until military authorities had issued a final verdict. After conducting his own research, Las Heras felt that a solution to the mystery was in hand. According to the parapsychologist, both the media and amateur investigators alike mistakenly suggested that the corporal had spent five days within a UFO, while only fifteen minutes had elapsed for the terrified onlookers. Las Heras posits that the corporal's digital timepiece "went crazy" upon entering the purple haze, probably as a result of electromagnetic fields emanating from the object. The digital watch was affected for a given period of time, finally stopping at a random time. In short, Valdés disappeared for only fifteen minutes, since his wristwatch had stopped shortly before his disappearance. Las Heras challenged the theory that a space-time alteration took place, since exactly the opposite to what would be expected of any travel at relativistic speed is what happened: Valdés, the subject of the ordeal, was the one who aged, whereas the onlookers remained the same. According to the theory of relativity, the soldiers should have aged at least fifteen minutes, while the corporal should not have aged at all. On the other hand, Las Heras entirely agreed with the somatic explanation for the sudden growth of the corporal's beard. A flood of sensationalistic information followed the Valdés Case: it was alleged that the corporal had shouted at the UFO: "Go! In the name of God, leave this place!" as if he were a country bumpkin facing a ghost; the local UFO press claimed that the corporal had been given a "message" by the vehicle's occupants. These, and other details, also proved untrue. Perhaps a 2010 release by Patricio Abuselme Hoffman – “Los centinelas de la noche” (The Night Sentries), covering the entire Valdés Case, will provide some long awaited answers. After crisscrossing Chilean skies for decades, UFO activity dwindled in later decades down to a few unimportant sightings. According to an article from the EFE news agency, more than 400 confirmed sightings took place in the years before 1990. However, the period running from 1990 through 1994 has remained quiet. Not even the truck drivers who cross the Atacama Desert--the driest in the world, with a unique topography that resembles that of the moon on a starry night--have witnessed any sightings worthy of public attention. In November 1990, a woman from a small community some 450 kilometers to the north of Santiago was violently awakened by a loud noise while an intense light, as bright as the Sun's, poured into her bedroom. The woman stated that she was filled with dread when she noticed a figure no more than 115 cm. tall standing at the door. It had very large eyes and ears and its skin was illuminated by a strong violet light (perhaps the same "purple haze" that engulfed Armando Valdés Garrido in 1977?). One of the most spectacular of the cases befell a Chilean who revealed in August 1990 that 12 years earlier, in the middle of the antipodal winter and while traveling in his old car some 1000 km south of Santiago, he had had sexual relations with an extraterrestrial female. Gaspar H.H., who was 66 years old at the time of his revelation, attained global notoriety when he told a major newspaper in the Chilean capital that he had been inside a spaceship for four hours and managed to establish telepathic communication with its occupants. Later on, he was placed on a bed that adapted to the contour of his body while skin samples were drawn. The ufonauts threw water on him to "decontaminate" him, after which sex with an extraterrestrial woman took place. On October 8, 1994 a forest ranger in the Torres del Paine National Park, located in the Magallanes region, was allegedly chased by a gigantic UFO that hovered in the sky. The forest ranger, who has spent eighteen years in this particular park, was conducting a routine inspection when an enigmatic, spherical artifact that gave off a powerful beam of light surprised him. Visibly upset, the ranger began a frantic race back to the Paso de la Muerte Shelter, some 17 kilometers away. He was pursued the entire distance by the object, which emitted "flashes of light". After gaining the shelter's safety, he was able to alert some comrades, who observed the UFO moving away at a high rate of speed. A driver identified as Arturo Cofre corroborated the forest ranger's testimony, stating that he had also witnessed the giant sphere over the so-called Cuernos del Paine. Carmen Salvat, an employee of the Hotel Explora, claimed to have seen a large luminous sphere moving in a northerly direction as it gave out potent red and violet flashes. As a final note, a tourist who wishes to remain anonymous (along with the forest ranger) said that the device managed to land, turning off all its lights before taking to the skies once more. Link: http://inexplicata.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/from-files-latin-americas-legendary-ufo.html