Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bizarre Colorful UFO Hovers Over Melbourne For Hours - Video

Witnesses observed a UFO over Melbourne, Australia on the night of Sunday, August 31.

Colorful UFO hovers over Melbourne Australia for hours

This object hovered in the sky over the southeast Melbourne suburb of Carnegie for more than an hour, according to those who observed the mysterious craft. It flashed multi-colored lights, which included red, green, and blue, “in different flickering patterns.”

The UFO was reportedly seen by multiple witnesses, including Toni Koromilas who recorded video of the object. Another witness, Ami Hasson, also captured video of the UFO. Hasson says he watched the craft hover in the sky for a lengthy two-and-a-half hours. He also describes, “It was moving around in different directions . . . It looked like a ball from a distance but once I went out to film it and zoomed in I was amazed by it.”

Two UFO Sightings That Are Possibly Connected Over The Skies of Long Island, NY

This story is about two interesting and perhaps related UFO sighting incidents on Long Island.
The first sighting was at about 10 p.m. in North Babylon, NY located in Suffolk County.

Harvey, a local resident, was walking up his drive way that evening and per chance glanced up and observed three red orbs. He tells us that for more than fifteen minutes he observed these objects several different times.
“They hovered, pulsated, moved slowly up and down and left to right. They eventually faded out at different times.”

Harvey says that this is the third time this year that he’s observed these objects. He says that these objects have been previously observed by him on April 20th and July 4th  this year.
When asked if the orbs could be Chinese lanterns, Harvey simply replied, “I think not.”
Within the same hour 23 miles to the west in Nassau County a resident of Westbury, NY made a similar observation.
It was about 10:50 p.m. and Dee had just taken out the trash out. While she was outside she decided to pick some grapes from a vine in her yard. As she finished she glanced upwards between her house and her neighbor’s house looking for the big moon. That’s when she noticed four disc shaped orbs hovering fairly low in the sky.
“All were whitish or very pale tinted bluish in color and the disks were traveling in a circular motion and all were evenly spaced.”
She says that she watched them hovering and rotating for four or five minutes. She decided to run into the house to grab her camera, when she returned moments later they were gone. She says she walked around the house and scanned the sky looking for them but they were nowhere to be found.
Dee spent the next hour or so calling around, trying to find out if anyone else had seen the objects. She even called the local television station and asked the news desk if anyone else had reported the UFO sighting; she was told no.
After a little bit of internet searching she found the “New York Skies” story archive and sent a full report to this reporter.


Healthcare Professionals Are Becoming More Receptive To Near Death Experiences Being Real

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Erica McKenzie is a registered nurse who has not only seen many patients come back from the brink of death with reports of experiencing the other side, but who has also had her own profound near-death experience.

McKenzie spent months in a psychiatric facility after telling a doctor about her experience. Without any previous history of mental illness, at the age of 31, she found herself on high doses of medication and separated from her children. She learned she had to lie to have her medication decreased and to eventually be released.

When the staff at the facility would ask her, “How are you today? Did you go to heaven?” she learned to reply that she hadn’t, even though she felt deeply her vivid experience of the afterlife.

Healthcare professionals discussed how to better approach patients reporting near-death experiences (NDEs), as part of a panel at the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDs) 2014 Conference, August 28–31. While there are people who have hallucinations and need certain treatments to function well and live healthy lives, noted some psychiatrists at the event, NDEs should not necessarily be lumped in with such hallucinations.

NDEs are fairly common among people who’ve had brushes with death. Reports of communication with angels or deceased people, whether as part of an NDE or otherwise, shouldn’t be immediately discounted as hallucinations, the healthcare workers said.

Panel moderator Lee Witting, who hosts NDE Radio and is also a hospital chaplain, said: “You wouldn’t disrespect a Catholic, or a Protestant, or a Jew, or a Muslim for their beliefs, would you? Then why do it to someone who’s had a personal, mystical experience?”

The panelists, immersed in the healthcare community, could testify that many doctors and other professionals are open to the idea that NDEs are genuine. While the most common reaction is to immediately dismiss what the patient says as a dream or hallucination, these panelists found that after discussing NDEs with doctors and educating them, they became more receptive and even enthusiastic about the NDEs reported by their patients.

Julijan Naskov, MD, said he has encouraged his colleagues to record with him privately the NDEs they have heard. While they won’t necessarily openly discuss NDEs, the doctors are comfortable with this method.

Psychiatrist J. Timothy Green said he gave an atheist neurologist he knows a copy of Dr. Eben Alexander’s book, “Proof of Heaven.” Alexander has been an academic neurosurgeon for more than 25 years, including work at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He thought that NDEs were fantasies produced by the brain until he had his own. After reading Alexander’s book, the doctor became more open to at least hearing his patients describe their experiences. This doctor enthusiastically told Green of one NDE he heard: a patient in her 60s saw her dead father standing in front of a bright light. She wanted intensely to go to the light, but her father said it’s not the right time. She tried to run around her father as she did when she was a little girl, but he caught her in his arms and told her she can’t go into the light yet.

Many elderly NDEers are slapped with the “dementia” label, said psychologist Liz Dale. She works with patients at San Francisco General Hospital and in nursing homes. When she encounters an NDEer, she removes “dementia” from the file after assessing the patient if the NDE is the only reason that diagnosis has been given.

“I think it’s unfair to say that somebody who is in a spiritual emergence or who just had an NDE or is noticing somebody is helping them to cross over, that they should then be diagnosed with a cognitive deficit—that’s what I’m against,” Dale said.

An audience member who works as a psychologist pointed out that about 15 years ago there was an effort to get “spiritual emergence” officially recognized and included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) that guides professionals in diagnosis. It was a failed effort.

Jan Holden of the University of North Texas said a recent study of hers, which has just been accepted for publication in an American Psychological Association journal, looks at how NDEs are received by healthcare professionals.

She examined 188 cases in which NDEers disclosed their experience to healthcare providers. The majority, 4 out of 5, received positive or neutral responses. The 1 out of 5 that received negative responses were often those who impulsively told healthcare providers about their NDE right away. The most positive cases were those in which the NDEer waited to talk about it, waited perhaps until they gauged an appropriate and receptive environment.

Krista Gorman, a physician’s assistant and NDEer, waited more than a decade to openly discuss her experience. “I was terrified of sharing it,” she said.

When she told her boss, a head doctor at the hospital where she works, that she was coming to the IANDs conference to discuss her NDE, he was supportive. He said, “I mean, I believe in all that,” recalled Gorman with a laugh.

As she’s opened up about her experience to her colleagues, she’s had mixed responses. “The responses that I focus on, that I give my attention and energy to, are the supportive ones,” she said.

An audience member who works as a psychiatrist in Vancouver, Canada, warned against going to extremes by looking down on all doctors who dismiss or react negatively to NDEs. “We have to be careful that we don’t get into polarization,” she said. “We’re all learning together.” She has found through her efforts to educate healthcare workers in Vancouver about NDEs that many react positively and are more open to listening to their patients’ experiences.

Monday, September 1, 2014

UFO Sightings Are Increasing Across Queensland - Gold Coast Is A UFO Hotspot

There has been a spike in the number of reported UFO sightings across the state over recent months, according to president of UFO Research Queensland Sheryl Gottschall, with the Gold Coast being a real "hot spot".

"Saucer shape object photographed at Wooloowin on Brisbane's north side should be taken seriously"

"We've had people calling from all over Queensland," Ms Gottschall said.

"There was a sighting on the Gold Coast on Friday night, Cairns last week and there was another sighting in Childers.

"We get about 100 calls a year and across Australia all up the UFO research groups get up to 800. That's just the reported sightings - a lot go unreported."

A Facebook page - Brisbane UFO Sightings - has been set up for people to post photos of UFOs taken over Brisbane and record their encounters.

One photograph reportedly taken over Wooloowin on May 23 shows a silver disc hovering in the sky.

There is also a letter from police dated July 18 in response to a call to investigate "three bright white lights hovering low" over homes in Wooloowin. The police concluded the lights were "presumed to be the result of EKKA lighting tests" but were of "unknown origin".

Ms Gottschall, who claims to have seen five UFOs and experienced one extraterrestrial "close encounter" in her lifetime, says there has been an ever increasing interest in UFOs and extraterrestrial life, which has resulted in the formation of "skywatch" groups.

On Monday night, Ms Gottschall will attend a skywatch at Kurwongbah, just west of Brisbane, organised by Kristy Buist, founder of the Paranormal Awareness Community.

Ms Buist, a 35-year-old from Redcliffe, saw her first UFO aged 11, when a fleet of three flew over her primary school at Gunnedah, NSW. The flying objects were also seen by a teacher, who happens to be her step-father.

Since then, Ms Buist has experienced three more "definite" sightings.

"I do look for UFOs often. I look for them wherever I go," she said.

"There's always ifs and buts, but I've had four definite sightings in my lifetime."

Ms Buist described the fleet of UFOs she first saw as silent and "platinum and sort of shaped like diamonds just casually floating across the sky".

Monday's skywatch is the first Ms Buist has organised and she says there has been a lot of interest.

Participants will be on the watch for "unusual movement" in the night sky, including "classic" UFO moves such as bright lights travelling from one horizon to another in seconds or lights making sudden turns.

The Paranormal Awareness Community Skywatch is being held from 6.45pm at the Kurwongbah recreation area on Dayboro Road.

Any UFO sightings can be referred to UFO Research Queensland.

Canada Had 15,000 UFO Sightings in The Last 25 Years - Some Are Bizarre

There have been about 15,000 UFO sightings in Canada in the past 25 years 

Back in 1992, a Winnipeg nurse reported a close encounter of the third kind.

At about 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, the woman claimed she found two small, human-like creatures in her home after a shift. She was purportedly taken inside some kind of hangar for several spacecraft, then taken for a trip around the Earth. When she found herself back at home, she discovered several unexplained hours missing from her life.

That was just one of the top 10 strangest Canadian stories of the last 25 years listed in the recent 2013 Canadian UFO Survey Report released by Ufology Research, which is based in Winnipeg, and co-written by Chris Rutkowski and Geoff Dittman.

“There have been about 15,000 sightings in Canada over the last 25 years, which is quite a lot,” Rutkowski said. “About 13% of them are unexplained. And there were a high number of quality cases reported by pilots and RCMP.”

So, are they really among us now?

“It doesn’t say anything about aliens inhabiting Canada, but there is a real phenomenon where people are seeing something alien,” Rutkowski said. “But it could simply be the result of some kind of military testing, lights in the night sky, a planetary phenomenon, or something else. But there is about 2% of the sightings that cannot be explained and, out of 15,000, that is very significant.”

The number of UFO sightings officially reported in Canada has increased from 141 in 1989 to a record high of 1,981 in 2012. That could be because there are now more UFOs present, people are being more observant, and/or have easier access to the Internet to report them.

The goal of the UFO survey was to provide data for use by researchers trying to understand the controversial phenomenon. Rutkowski and Dittman basically compiled the research and wrote the report on their own dime, but believe an official scientific study should be established.

“There isn’t one now for the same reason that most people just shrug when they hear about UFOs,” said Rutkowski.

Rutkowski, who has written several books on UFOs, was asked if he believed aliens exist.

“There’s probably life out there, but that doesn’t mean they’ve come here,” he said.

But would they be friendly?

“I hope so,” Rutkowski said. “If they were smart enough to fly here, they would be beyond our intelligence, so I would think so.”

Take a ride on the wild side

The curious can visit one of the most documented cases of a purported UFO sighting in Manitoba — on horseback.

For the past decade or so, the Falcon Beach Ranch has offered a UFO ride that will take you to the scene of what is known as the “Falcon Lake Encounter” — for $80 for two.

Stephen Michalak in Hospital
In May 1967, Winnipeg mechanic Stephen Michalak claimed he encountered two UFOs while prospecting for silver in the forest near Falcon Lake, and actually got burned when he touched one of them.

“It’s probably the most famous one (sighting),” said local astronomer Chris Rutkowski.

Michalak, who died in 1999, went to the hospital with burns on his chest. He became very sick, suffering from symptoms consistent with a radiation burn.

The site was investigated by RCMP and Royal Canadian Air Force, among others. Some soil samples were radioactive. The Canadian Department of National Defence officially deemed the incident unresolved.

The ride has proven to be quite popular, said ranch co-owner Marg Imrie.

“We take people in there and tell them what the alleged story was,” Imrie said. “But a lot of them already know the story, they just want to see the site. It takes about 45 minutes to get there and you have to scramble up on some fairly rough rocks on horseback.”

The site is not marked in any way.

“We know where it is and we want to keep it fairly remote,” said Imrie, who has never seen a UFO herself.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

You Must "Live Fully Now" - Alan Watts

Each strand of DNA is different but
essentially they are all you.
 The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it.  It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them. 

Looking out into the Universe at night we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars or between wonderful and poorly arranged constellations.

An inspirational and profound speech from the late philosopher Alan Watts.

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