Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pilot Sees UFO on Approach to SFO, Co-Pilot Validates Sighting

Pilot Approaching SFO has UFO Sighting, Co-Pilot Corroborates Sighting


This sighting occurred as the pilot was on approach to San Francisco Nov. 3, 2004. Apparently the pilot was working for a major U.S. Carrier, flying a 737 at the time of the sighting. 

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The following UFO account was made by an airline pilot with 14 years of experience, and has a high degree of believe-ability. On the night of November 3, 2004, at 11:00 PM, a commercial pilot was making his approach for landing into San Francisco.

He had received instructions from the tower to descend from his altitude of 35,000 to 24,000, when something unusual happened.

The pilot's attention was drawn to an orange glow, which seemed to flash to his west. The light would sometimes glow white, then back to orange. He thought at first he might be seeing a planet.

The Pilot's Statement

"While approaching San Francisco from the east, an orange dot began to glow and seemed to flash higher up to the west of us. I thought that it was a planet. It then changed color from orange to white. Again, I thought a planet could be illuminated through a (local) atmosphere that would explain the color change."

Then the unknown light source began to move toward the northeast. Being aware that the movements of his airliner could cause the appearance of the light's movements, he found some stars to use as a reference point. This verified that the unknown glowing source was indeed moving northeasterly.

The pilot further explained the object's movement.

"It moved about 30 degrees and then stopped. Then, it made a slight tangent to the right and continued moving for about 20 more degrees. It stopped and turned again to the right and continued for 10 degrees, then stopped again and disappeared."

The pilot also related that the entire event was no more than two minutes in length. It was very difficult to determine the exact distance away from the plane that the object was, but the UFO appeared from his perspective to be the size of a star.

Co-Pilot Corroborates Sighting

The pilot added:


"We had initially been at 35,000 feet (10,500 meters) but had descended to 24,000 feet (7,200 meters) when we saw the object. We were above the clouds with a clear view, and there was a crescent moon behind us. The weather in San Francisco was partly cloudy skies and light rain."

The pilot's observations were corroborated by his co-pilot, who attested to the exact same occurrence. Both of the crewmen were in awe at what they had seen, and could offer no "earthly" explanation for what the unusual lights were that night.

Neither pilot had ever seen anything like they witnessed as they landed in San Francisco on November 3, 2004.

UFO Sighting, Coventry Pilot Sees Flower Petal UFOs, Low Altitude Sighting

Coventry Pilot Sees UFO That Resembles Flower Petals


This is a UFO case that was not widely reported by a pilot in Coventry, the date of the sighting was August 31, 2010. It is a fact that the vast majority of pilot cases (particularly professional pilots) still go unreported. This unfortunate attitude of both pilots and management causes a huge loss of credible UFO intelligence that can never be replaced.
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A pilot has described a “bewildering” close encounter with a pair of low-flying UFOs in Warwickshire.

The two glowing petal-shaped craft silently skimmed along at about 1,500ft – the height of a modern skyscraper – until they disappeared behind clouds.

The qualified pilot, based at Coventry Airport, watched the spectacle unfold from a garden in Rugby.

“I was looking at the stars when a circular object came into view from behind a cloud,” said the man, who asked to remain anonymous.

“The object was very clearly visible and was neither a traditional aircraft nor a balloon.

“It was circular in shape but had a structure which resembled flower petals extending outwards from the centre and the petals where very strongly illuminated and appeared to be glowing as if they were on fire.

“Then overlaid at the centre of the craft was a similar array of petals contained within the radius of the wider array.

“These too were very bright and similarly appeared to be on fire, with a shimmering orange glow.

It was a quiet and still evening but there was absolutely no sound.

“Having watched this, totally bewildered, for about 40 seconds, a second identical craft came into view on exactly the same track, heading and altitude as the first, with a separation of a mile.”

UFO Sighting Moscow, Footage Previously Unavailable, Video

UFO Sighting in Moscow 2011 Reasonably Clear Footage

This footage has only recently been uploaded to YouTube, previously unavailable.


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A sighting of a triangle UFO sighted over Moscow Russia 07/09/2011, I noticed when I watched this the lights on this UFO got dimmer according to the thickness of the cloud which only makes me believe it could be a 100% genuine sighting not that I am an expert or anything just saying I think this is a great video/ sighting.


UFO Sighting Moscow, Footage Previously Unavailable, Video

Astronauts Educating Humanity on UFOs, NASA, Video, Science Channel

NASA UFO Files Revealed On Science Channel Special

Since the 1960s, when NASA astronauts first left the confines of Earth to begin exploration above and beyond our planet, their cameras have captured some amazing sights.

Some of those moments will be revealed Tuesday night on "NASA's Unexplained Files," the final episode of the Science Channel's month-long "Are We Alone?" series.

Spanning the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and space shuttle programs, astronauts saw unusual lights and objects, some considered unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

Through astronaut interviews and comments from leading scientists, "NASA's Unexplained Files" raises a question about the things they photographed: Is this proof of extraterrestrial life or simply misidentifications of "normal" objects?

One case goes back to June 3, 1965, during the Gemini IV mission when Ed White performed the first space walk by an American. At one point during the flight, command pilot Jim McDivitt, pictured at right, spotted an unusual object in space.

"At the time that I saw it, I said there was something out in front of me or outside the spacecraft that I couldn't identify, and I never have been able to identify it, and I don't think anybody ever will," McDivitt said back in 1975.

"We were in drifting flight and my partner, Ed White, was asleep. I couldn't see anything out in front of me except just the black sky. And as it was rotating around, I noticed something out in front that was a white cylindrical shape with a white pole sticking out of one corner of it -- it [looked like] a beer can with a smooth pencil sticking out."

McDivitt wasn't able to tell how close the object was or its size because depth perception in space isn't very good unless you know what the size of the object is that you're looking at.

"I grabbed two cameras and took pictures of it," McDivitt continued. "As the sun shone on the window, I could no longer see out and the thing just disappeared. They checked NORAD records to see what they had up on radar and there wasn't anything within very close range of us."

After McDivitt and White landed in the Atlantic Ocean, the films were flown back to Houston, and McDivitt was less than satisfied with the results.

Watch this video segment about the photos taken by McDivitt on his Gemini flight:



"I've seen the photos that were released. I went back and went through each frame of all of the pictures that we took...and there wasn't anything in there like what I had seen."

Rocket scientist and former space engineer James Oberg is one of the leading experts of space exploration and is pretty sure about what McDivitt photographed.

"The interpretation of that is, in fact, he had been doing chasing maneuvers with his upper stage, as part of the first-ever American rendezvous experiment. Because McDivitt had seen the rocket booster during his maneuvers and then saw this, he's quite convinced this was not his booster," Oberg told The Huffington Post.

For must-reading on Oberg's take about these kinds of stories, check out his "99 Frequently Asked Questions About Astronauts and UFOs."

In another case presented on "NASA's Unexplained Files," the crew of the space shuttle Columbia attempted to deploy a satellite attached to a 12-mile-long cable or tether during their 1996 mission, STS-75.

The tether unexpectedly broke and drifted away from the shuttle. The cameras then caught footage of many circular objects approaching the distant tether and flying around and behind it. Were these genuine UFOs?

"These large objects that appear to be floating behind the tether -- because they're sharply outlined -- appear to be some type of intelligently constructed vehicles," said photo analyst Marc Dantonio, whose company, FX Models, creates special effects and has contracts with the U.S. Navy, Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C.

"The tether is miles away and is 12 miles long, and these objects appear to be miles across, and this is what excited the UFO community so much -- this was their smoking gun."

Unconvinced, Dantonio created an experiment where he recreated the tether, hung small particles in front of it and filmed them.

"The particles are brightly lit and are also out of focus, making them appear very large," Dantonio said. The resulting optical illusion shows the particles seeming to pass behind the makeshift tether, even though they're actually passing in front of it.

"This shows that the STS-75 incident, which caused a massive uproar, was nothing more than a video illusion."



While these and other attempts at explaining most -- if not all -- astronaut UFO images are presented in the Science Channel special, there's also an equal dose of scientists speaking out in favor of intelligent life existing throughout the universe.

"We're beginning to find planets that are sort of like Earth. All signs and arrows are pointing in the same direction -- namely, that there probably is life out there," said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in California.

In their ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), Shostak is boosted by the fact that the Kepler spacecraft has discovered hundreds of new planets -- many of which are considered habitable -- and the amazing results of the Hubble Space Telescope which suggest that our home galaxy, the Milky Way, may harbor millions (or more) of habitable worlds.

"The number of planets in the part of the universe we can see is roughly comparable to the number of grains of sand on all the beaches of Earth," Shostak added. "The bottom line is very simple: With such enormous amount of cosmic real estate, it seems so improbable that we could be alone."

Story Musgrave, one of the most experienced astronauts in history, is convinced Earthlings aren't the only intelligent species in the universe. He has flown six space shuttle missions, repairing the Hubble Space Telescope and performed the first shuttle spacewalk in 1983.

But, he just doesn't believe there's any evidence that Earth has been visited by ETs.

"Based on my interpretation of everything that's come my way, I cannot arrive at the idea that we have been visited, either in the past or now," Musgrave, pictured at left, told HuffPost.

"I've seen what other astronauts think is evidence, and for me, it's not evidence. And I found no conspiracy in terms of covering up information about extraterrestrial visits. But I feel that [aliens are] everywhere out there and they're doing interstellar travel."

Check your local listings for tonight's premiere of "NASA's Unexplained Files" on the Science Channel.


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Moon's Origin in Doubt, New Facts About The Moon Come To Light, Photos

New Research Puts Moons Origin in Question


The moon, that giant lump of rock that has fascinated and poets scientists alike, may be about to get even more interesting. A new analysis of isotopes found in lunar minerals challenges the prevailing view of how Earth’s nearest neighbor formed.

Most scientists believe Earth collided with a hypothetical, Mars-sized planet called Theia early in its existence, and the resulting smash-up produced a disc of magma orbiting our planet that later coalesced to form the moon. This is called the giant impact hypothesis. Computer models indicate that, for the collision to remain consistent with the laws of physics, at least 40% of the magma would have had to come from Theia.




One way to test the hypothesis is to look at the isotopes of particular elements in rocks returned from the moon. Atoms of most elements can occur in slightly different forms, called isotopes, with slightly different masses. Oxygen, for example, has three isotopes: 16O, 17O and 18O, indicating differences in the number of neutrons each nucleus contains. Compare any two samples of oxygen found on Earth and you’ll find the proportions of 16O, 17O and 18O isotopes are almost identical in the two samples. The proportions found in samples from meteorites and other planets like Mars, however, are usually different. So if you find that a sample has the same oxygen isotope composition as one from Earth, then it’s very likely the sample came from our world.

Previous research has established that the oxygen isotope composition of lunar samples is indistinguishable from that of Earth. Since 40% of the moon is supposed to have come from Theia (which presumably would have had a different isotope composition), this might spell trouble for the giant impact hypothesis. But it’s possible that Earth may have exchanged oxygen gas with the magma disk that later formed the Moon shortly after the collision, explaining why the results are the same.



In the new research, published online today in Nature Geoscience, geochemists led by Junjun Zhang at the University of Chicago in Illinois, together with a colleague at the University of Bern in Switzerland, looked at titanium isotopes in 24 separate samples of lunar rock and soil. The proportion of 50Ti to 47Ti is another good indicator of whether a sample came from Earth, and, just as with oxygen, the researchers found the moon's proportion was effectively the same as Earth's and different from elsewhere in the solar system. Zhang explains that it’s unlikely Earth could have exchanged titanium gas with the magma disk because titanium has a very high boiling point. “The oxygen isotopic composition would be very easily homogenized because oxygen is much more volatile, but we would expect homogenizing titanium to be very difficult.”

So, if the giant impact hypothesis doesn’t explain the moon, how did it get there? One possibility is that a glancing blow from a passing body left Earth spinning so rapidly that it threw some of itself off into space like a shot put, forming the disk that coalesced into the moon. This would explain why the moon seems to be made entirely of Earth material. But there are problems with this model, too, such as the difficulty of explaining where all the extra angular momentum went after the moon formed, and the researchers aren’t claiming to have refuted the giant impact hypothesis.



Planetologist Matthias Meier of Lund University in Sweden, who was not involved in the new study, finds the research persuasive, but he’s not ready to give up on the giant impact hypothesis either. “I think the general idea of having an impact forming a disk and this disk then forming a moon is probably right,” he says, “but this paper shows us that we still don’t understand exactly what the mechanism is, and there is a lot of work to be done in that field.”
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Alien Sighting, Crop Circles May Be Portals For Travel, Alien Encounter,


Close Encounters at Crop Circles: Mysterious Blond Men, the Man in the Brown Suit From Another Planet




[Photo-Image: July 15, 2008, crop circle discovered near Avebury stone megaliths, Source: Earth Chronicles Russia]
Can Crop Circles be used as a reference points for time travel, one of the theories of crop circles in a fascinating article published by Earth Chronicles Russia. Space portals used by extraterrestrials from another planet to create crop circle “messages” to mankind? Tall, blond Extraterrestrials who look human with Scandinavian-type accents?
Over at the Earth Chronicles Russia website an interesting read on Crop Circles including the reference to the three mysterious tall blond-haired men an off-duty police officer encountered near a crop circle in the U.K. in July of 2009. The encounter reported by The Telegraph in October, a four month delay in revealing the encounter to the public. An encounter that wasn’t reported by the authorities. Another, earlier encounter in 1989, the man in the brown suit with a “Scandinavian-type” accent who claimed who he was from another planet revealed in the U.K.’s unsealed classified UFO files.
Earth Chronicles Russia-Google translation:



Twentieth October 2009 the British newspaper Telegraph reported on the history of the police officer who had seen three people. They were blond and taller than 1.82 m, was kept in the hands of a tool that reads the testimony of a circle near the fields. The officer heard a hissing sound, like the sound of static electricity, and it crackles, it seemed, extended to the whole field, forcing the heads to move slowly. He okriknul three people, but it seemed they could not hear his voice. However, when he entered the field, they looked at him and began to flee.
“They ran faster than any man I’ve ever seen. I did a good runner, but they were moving too fast. For a second I turned away, and when he turned back, they’ve gone.”
Link to original Telegraph article, UFO alert: police officer sees aliens at crop circle, “A police officer contacted British UFO experts after seeing three aliens examining a freshly made crop circle near Avebury, Wiltshire”.
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Crop circle researcher Andrew Russell, who is investigating the bizarre sighting on behalf of the officer, described the moment his sighting was made.
He said: “At first he thought they were forensic officers as they were dressed in white coveralls. He stopped his car and approached the field.
“The figures were all over 6ft and had blond hair. They seemed to be inspecting the crop. When he got to the edge of the field he heard what he believed to be a sound not dissimilar to static electricity.
“This crackling noise seemed to be running through the field and the crop was moving gently, close to where the noise was.
“He shouted to the figures who, at first, ignored him, not glancing at him. When he tried to enter the field they looked up and began running.
“He said; ‘They ran faster than any man I have ever seen. I’m no slouch but they were moving so fast. I looked away for a second and when I looked back they were gone.
“I then got scared. The noise was still around but I got an uneasy feeling and headed for the car. For the rest of the day I had a pounding headache I couldn’t shift.”
Earth Chronicles-Google translation:
A similar case was discovered March 22, 2009, when the British government declassified many of the files on UFOs. Twentieth November 1989 an anonymous woman called the operator to the Air Force in the UK Uottisheme in Suffolk and reported a strange episode that occurred when she was walking with his dog. She saw a man dressed in a light brown suit, like a suit, who spoke with a “Scandinavian accent.” He asked if she had not heard about the large flat circles that appear on the wheat fields. During the ten-minute conversation the man told me that he was from another planet similar to the Earth, and that his relatives have visited Earth, and made such education. guests arrived here on a friendly target, but “they were told not to come into contact with people for fear that their visit can be regarded as a threat.” Apparently, he did not say who told them not to come into contact with us. The woman was “very scared”, and while she ran to the house, she heard of a “loud buzzing sound,” and saw the trees soared a large spherical object, glowing orange-white light. BBC statement said the woman told me about an hour and had no doubt that she wrote about a real event. ”
In the Earth Chronicles article the theory the location of crop circles–referencing a crop circle ‘database’–near ancient formations indicate a connection between ancient extraterrestrial visitors and modern day crop circles. Crop circles that contain messages that will “help usher mankind into the Golden Age”.


UFO Sighting 2012, UFO News Denver CO, Video

UFO Over Denver, Colorado March 29, 2012

"HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - Suha and Mike Owens took video Wednesday night from their home in Highlands Ranch. It shows a light in the sky that appears to change colors, and it moves left and right, up and down.

"Is it somebody's toy or is it a UFO?" Suha Owens says in the video.

9NEWS received several calls and emails Wednesday around 8:45 p.m. from viewers, all reporting a bright light in the western sky.

9NEWS spoke with Chris Peterson, a researcher at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Cloudbait Observatory, about the light
.

 

Peterson looked at Owens' video. He says what they captured was most likely a reflective balloon blowing around or possibly a helicopter or some other aircraft.

Peterson says what the Owens saw was not the same as other reports he received. From several cameras, he captured a meteor passing over the Grand Junction-Delta area around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The meteor came relatively close to Earth, about 30 miles above the ground. Peterson says it only lit up the sky for a few seconds, unlike the Owens' video, and the meteor was likely the size of a golf ball.

From the Front Range looking west, it looked large, but the view from the Western Slope, he says, was even better.

"I do have witness reports from people out there, and they saw something much more impressive than what the Front Range people saw," Peterson said. "They saw it light up the whole sky with multiple colors and glaringly bright; a really spectacular event because it was right over their heads."

UFO Close Airport in China....Again, UFO News, Video

UFO - Once Again Closes Airport in China Again

A UFO has been supposedly spotted in Baotau airport in China’s Inner Mongolia province and has caused flights to be diverted to another airport.


Chinese authorities temporarily shut down the airport for about an hour while this was happening to avoid possible aircraft collisions with the said object.
The presence of unidentified flying objects has caused great concern among travelers and other people alike. A couple of months before the Baotau sighting, airport officials were forced to shut down the airport in China’s Zhijang province due to the presence of another UFO.

Most experts believe that these UFOs are really Chinese military tests; however, some conspiracy theorists would doubt this explanation.






UFO Close Airport in China....Again, UFO News, Video
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Friday, March 30, 2012

UFO 2012, Fleet Sighting Over Las Vegas, March 21, 2012 Video

UFO Over Las Vegas, March 2012


Original Posters Words
According to youtube video poster "Watch the WHOLE video! It gets "really crazy"at the 2:30-3:00 minute mark! At 2:58 you'll see an AMAZING pattern! In the first 1:30"

The event I captured in the video changed my life forever. More and more these exact same sightings have been popping up all over the world! I can share similar videos with you upon request. We are NOT alone. The governments of the WORLD have lied to us for YEARS! In today's world full of technology, iphones, ipads, pocket recorders etc, the truth is coming out, but on our own terms. Soon, world governments will have no choice but to disclose what they know.

This event took place on March 21st 2012 over Las Vegas BLVD. Nevada is without question littered with UFO activity. Especially as of late.

Watch how the orbs move. Watch how they interact with each other. Some even dart off at amazingly high speeds. Study this video and you'll find these orbs making patterns and forming several triangle shapes.

This video is the REAL DEAL. I ask that ALL of you start paying more attention to the sky. And please share any similar experience with me. There's a lot of weird freaky shit going on that can no longer be ignored.




He added : UFOs lasted more than 2 hours in the same spot so definitely not planes.


UFO 2012, Fleet Sighting Over Las Vegas, March 21, 2012 Video

Ever Wonder What the Sun Sounds Like, Video, Solar System

Ever Wonder What the Sun Sounded Like
2nd Video, January's Huge Aurora


I love it when people take electromagnetic phenomena (like aurorae) and convert them to sounds. Light and sound are very similar from a physics standpoint — both are waves, though very different kinds of waves. Still, if you take the wavelength (color) and amplitude (intensity) of light, you can convert them mathematically to pitch and volume of sound. It’s not telling you anything physical or real, but it might give you insight into some phenomena… or it might just be cool, like the video below which translates the March 7, 2012 solar storm into sound for your listening pleasure (see aurora video at bottom).




Nifty, isn’t it? And the big storm sounds like a lion’s roar, which is appropriate, at least. If you want more insight into this, Emily Lakdawalla posted about it, as did Universe Today. And check out the Related Posts below for links to more things like this.


Compliments of the Sun, aurorae in Jan 2012, Spectacular Video
Troms, Norway is pretty far north — at a latitude of 70°, it’s above the Arctic Circle, and in January the Sun never rises. That might sound forbidding, but the video below by Ville Kröger of the aurorae taken in January during the big solar storms might change your mind:



Ever Wonder What the Sun Sounds Like, Video, Solar System
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Star Trek, The Tricorder is now Here, Space News, Video

This is a real, working, Star Trek-style Tricorder


Peter Jansen, a postdoc in a lab for "Engineering Non-Traditional Sensors" at the University of Arizona, has developed (from scratch) a perfectly functional Star Trek-styleTricorder. It's packed with sensors, displays and touchpads, and it even folds up. Plus, this is just version one: version two is much more slick.

The Tricorder Mark 1 is, for all practical purposes, nearly identical to the device that we see in Star Trek, with the possible exception of being unable to reliably distinguish a Klingon from a Romulan. It's a self-contained, portable sensor system that can measure ambient temperature, humidity, air pressure, magnetic fields, surface temperatures, colors, ambient light level, ambient polarization, acceleration, direction, distance (ultrasonically), and of course it has a GPS receiver.

Here's how Peter describes the experience of testing out his Tricorder for the first time:
Upon holding the Tricorder near a power adapter plugged into the wall, you could see the oscillating magnetic fields on the magnetometer visualization. There they were, slowly bouncing back and forth, right in front of you… More educational discoveries came quickly — from finding all the heat leaks from different building materials in my graduate student apartment in a century home, to how much humidity is exhaled in a breath… And from that moment on, it seemed like much of the mystery of how they worked I now understood — I could think about what was going on inside them easier and more naturally, now that I had this visual grounding of the science going on inside. This is why I built the Tricorder.

Peter is also working on a Mark 2 version of the Tricorder, which (in addition to all of the capabilities of the Mark 1) runs Linux, includes modular sensors, and is absolutely beautiful:


Yes, those are twin OLED touchscreens. Drool.

I dunno about you, but I desperately want one of these. The good news is that it's all open source (hardware schematics, board layouts and firmware), so you can build one yourself. If you can wait a bit, though, Peter is currently working on yet another version of the tricorder that he says "may be an initial model that could be mass produced, and that folks could have in their hands."

Until you get a Tricorder in your hands, you'll have to make due with just watching it in action in the video below. And we'll definitely be keeping you up to date on this one.





Star Trek, The Tricorder is now Here, Video
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Rihanna had UFO Interest, Searched the Sky for ET, Alien Tattoo, Photos

Rihanna and her Father had strong UFO/ET Interest, Father asked her to search the skies


Rihanna spent years of her childhood searching the sky for UFOs.

The singer was born in Barbados and her father, Ronald Fenty, was fascinated with the idea of extra-terrestrials. He encouraged Rihanna to keep a look out in case a spaceship appeared and she prided herself on being vigilant.

"My dad used to make me sit outside on the steps all night long looking for UFOs flying by, and I had to do that for years," she recalled to British newspaper The Sun.

"I didn't see any but I saw a falling star once and I was like, 'Yessss, Dad! Come and see, it just darted!'"



Aliens are still a big part of Rihanna's life as they have a starring role in Battleship, her first feature film. The movie is about a group of naval officers who battle an other-worldly invasion on earth.

Rihanna with very alien
looking tattoos 
She portrays Petty Officer Cora Raikes, who is tough and determined. Playing such a strong role was thrilling for Rihanna and it reminded her of her time in the Cadet Corps.

She enjoyed training for the organisation before she was famous but can't image what it would be like to do that for a full-time job.

"A soldier? I don't know. That is, I mean, if I had to I definitely would - I have so much respect for soldiers," she said.

"They dedicate their lives to saving other lives and saving their countries and a lot of times they don't even get recognised for it, even when they come back. Sometimes they don't have a place to go.

"It's really sad but they put themselves on the line out there and I admire them so, so much.

"It really takes a certain character and person with a certain discipline to be a soldier."


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Space Shuttle Decommissioned, Space News, Photos

NASA's space shuttles get taken apart

The Space Shuttle program might be over, but the spacecraft still needed to be readied for retirement. They need to be cleaned of toxic space goo, have their main engines replaced with replicas and have all types of technical folk poke at them to keep them from flying off into space in the middle of the night.

We've already showed you the 21 critical steps to preparing the shuttle for launch, now follow the shuttle through to see how it's decommissioned and carted off to museums across the U.S. for a hard-earned rest.

There are tons more photos over at The Atlantic, so be sure to give them a visit if want to see how the entire space shuttle decommissioning process unfolds. Trust me, it's worth it, if just for ogling all the shuttle porn.

In Orbiter Processing Facility-2, Lord Stanley's Cup sits in the flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis, on January 18, 2012. The Stanley Cup was awarded to the Boston Bruins after winning the 2011 National Hockey League Championship. Jeremy Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North Companies and owner of the Boston Bruins, had brought the cup to Florida for Kennedy and Delaware North employees to view and take photographs. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)



The space shuttle Atlantis is moved towards the huge Vertical Assembly Building for work in its decommissioning at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 20, 2012. (Reuters/Joe Skipper)



At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour creeps toward the open door of Orbiter Processing Facility-1, on August 11, 2011. (NASA/Jim Grossmann)



Space shuttle Atlantis arrives in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on its move from Orbiter Processing Facility-2, on January 20, 2012. (NASA/Jim Grossmann)



In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis is illuminated one last time during preparations to power down Atlantis during Space Shuttle Program transition and retirement activities, on December 22, 2011. Atlantis is being prepared for public display in 2013 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (NASA/Jim Grossmann)



At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttles Discovery (right) and Endeavour go their separate ways outside Orbiter Processing Facility-3 where they paused for a unique "nose-to-nose" photo opportunity, on August 11, 2011. Discovery, which temporarily was being stored in the Vehicle Assembly Building, was switching places with Endeavour, which has been undergoing decommissioning in OPF-1.(NASA/Frankie Martin)





In Orbiter Processing Facility-1, workers disconnect and dismantle components on shuttle Endeavour's cockpit, on June 29, 2011.(NASA/Kim Shiflett)





At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis is towed toward Orbiter Processing Facility-1, on March 9, 2012. At left, space shuttle Discovery is being towed to the VAB. Discovery will soon be transported to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Virginia, and Atlantis is being prepared for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (NASA/Tim Jacobs)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012, The First Three Months, Are The Predictions Coming True, Video

2012, What Does It Mean To You? Video

I really thought for a while before publishing this post. Sometimes this type of information is viewed as fear mongering but these events are real, they have happened and they continue to happen. So in actual fact there is no fear being presented here only the reality of 2012, (so far). The video below speaks for itself so it does not need anything in the way of introduction. 



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2012, The First Three Months, Are The Predictions Coming True, Video

Mayans Documentary Warn Of Catastrophic Events, ET Inscriptions in Pyramids

Mayan Documentary Warns The Human-Race of Impending Catastrophe  

This is a follow up to a story that we published at the end of Sept 2011, you can read the original article by clicking here.


Mayan writings do not predict the end of the world when the calendar cycle ends in December. But according to the producer of an upcoming documentary about the Central American civilization, they make the sobering prediction that three-quarters of the earth's population will be wiped out in the ensuing 15 to 20 years.

Given the doomsday alternative, apparently that qualifies as good news.

Those who live, producer Raul Julia-Levy said, will need to quickly colonize outer space, just as he said the Mayans did.

The idea of climbing into a spaceship to avoid a global catastrophe might produce giggles for most of us, but the producer of "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond" insists it's no laughing matter.


"This is the most critical time in human history, and mankind is going to have to face the music," said Julia-Levy, the son of the late actor Raul Julia and producer of "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond."

In an recent interview, Julia-Levy claimed that this privately-financed documentary, which begins production this week in Mexico, will drop a series of bombshells that look to the future and draw connections between the Mayans and extra-terrestrials.

The revelations, he said of the admittedly far-fetched scenario, will be "every archaeologist's nightmare."

Julia-Levy said that with the cooperation of the Mexican government, the film will reveal for the first time a chamber inside the Mayan pyramid at Calakmul (photo above) – which, he added, Mexico has named "the Temple of the Mayan Extra-Terrestrial Inscriptions."

He also said that the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala will bring together all 650 of its members for a scene in which they will expose their 3,750-year-old sacred books for the first time.

Inside those books, he said, is information about "the beginning of the collapse of the human race," which will take place during the next two decades.

Obviously, claims of prophecies and extra-terrestrials will be greeted with some disdain by many in the archaeological community. "Anybody that [makes claims of extra-terrestrial/Mayan contact] is a phony and cannot be taken seriously," said Dr. Richard D. Hansen, the director of the Mirador Basin Project in Guatemala and the Senior Scientist at the Institute for Mesoamerican Research in the Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University, when contacted by TheWrap.

"I understand people are skeptical, but I got news for you," insisted Julia-Levy. "This is not going to be a movie for UFO aficionados. We're introducing evidence, facts and the truth.

"And according to the Mayan Council, archaeologists have been lying to the world and covering things up.

They don't know how to read the Mayan codices, and they don't know what the Mayan Council knows."

What the council knows, he said, is based on books that date back nearly 4,000 years.

"I spoke to the president of the Mayan Council, Apolinario Chile Pixtun, who said that these may not be the best things to reveal, because some of them are very negative. But he said that humans need to understand what's going to happen in order to make changes, starting with our own environment. We're sitting on a time bomb."

One big change that the Mayan books suggest, he said, is space travel. "This planet is not designed for seven billion people," he said. "These sacred books will encourage humans to explore and colonize other planets, just like the Mayans did."

Julia-Levy will produce and also narrate the film; he compares the approach to the one Werner Herzog used in "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."

He also claimed to have enlisted the participation of astronomers from the Vatican to be interviewed for the film. (The Vatican has not made any official comment on extra-terrestrial life, but in 2008 the director of the Vatican Observatory wrote that aliens could exist without contradicting the Catholic faith.)

The film, which begins production on Friday and starts principal photography on April 5, was financed and will be executive produced by Elisabeth Thieriot, with Ed Elbert and Sheila McCarthy producing. Juan Diego Rodriguez and Eduardo Vertiz are executive producers in Guatemala and Mexico, respectively.



Shooting will take place for a month, and Julia-Levy promised to have a teaser within about six weeks and to release the film well before the December date on which the Mayan calendar cycle ends.

"We have to hurry up to be out way before December," he said. "People think that'll be the end of the world, so we have to release it so that people know the world won't be ending on December 21.

"It won't be the end of the world, but the real shit is going to happen in the next 15 to 20 years," he said. "And I'm not interested in anything but the truth."


Mayans Documentary Warn Of Catastrophic Events, ET Inscriptions in Pyramids

Bright Bizarre UFO/Orb Filmed in San Antonia 2012, Video

A Beautiful Stunning Orb Filmed in San Antonio, TX  2012

"While filming in the distance i saw what at first appeared to be a possible feather fluttering in the wind due to its flight pattern, it wasn't. So i removed the camera from the tripod and filmed this cute small white Orb around 7 pm. It was fairly close to me downstairs in the courtyard. I called my husband to come out, and see it. This was the first Orb my hubby has seen with his naked eye. Orb was meandering along and suddenly increased speed and went straight up into the sky."



Bright Bizarre UFO/Orb Filmed in San Antonia 2012, Video

Aztec UFO Landing, New Book Due Out April 2012, Alien Evidence, Photos

Aztec UFO landing Subject of a new book

AZTEC - The Aztec UFO Symposium may be a thing of the past, but discussion continues about the purported 1948 flying saucer landing.


The upcoming release of "The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon," by Scott and Suzanne Ramsey may spark renewed interest in the incident, and the authors claim the book will change history.

The book provides new evidence about the famous incident and incorporates significant background on the Four Corners region. It is the culmination of 25 years of research by the Ramseys, including reviews of more than 55,000 documents and interviews of eyewitnesses in 27 states.


The Ramseys affirm their research proves that a controlled landing by a craft not of this world did occur, and that the U.S. military rushed in to cloak evidence of the landing.

What exactly occurred at Hart Canyon, 12 miles northeast of Aztec, on March 25, 1948, has long been debated.

Skeptics say that Frank Scully, author of the 1950 book, "Behind the Flying Saucers," was the victim of a hoax perpetrated by several con men. In his book, Scully claimed that a UFO landed in Hart Canyon and 16 dead humanoid (but non-human) bodies were discovered at the crash site inside a 99-foot metal disk. The military reportedly secretly removed the craft and the bodies.

The debate about the veracity of this event has continued, to the point where it became the focus of the annual Aztec UFO symposium, which this year was discontinued.

Ramsey believes the book proves the reality of the incident, which, was probably less of a crash and more of a controlled landing by a UFO, possibly after it was shot at, he said.

"During our interviews of witnesses at the landing site, the accounts were consistent," Ramsey said. "Eyewitness reports are sometimes the worst. We had to be careful, as many of the witnesses were 19 years old at the time of the incident, and by the time I got to them, they were in their 80s. It was the consistency of certain details over the years that drew my attention."

Scott Ramsey looking over Hart Canyon
One of these consistent details involved a hole in the portal of the craft, recalled by all witnesses, Ramsey said. Another detail was the presence of the small, child-like, non-human bodies.

According to Ramsey, the military secured the craft and bodies, spiriting them away to a secure laboratory and swearing the witnesses to secrecy.

"It was right after World War II and was the early period of the Cold War. Our military wasn't just good back then, it was excellent," he said. "The presence of UFOs was regarded as higher in secrecy than the H-bomb, and New Mexico was having a lot of problems with UFOs hovering over military sites."

The same craft possibly was seen buzzing over the Los Alamos lab just weeks before the Hart Canyon landing.

"It was a time in this country when our safety was first and foremost, and I think our government just wanted to protect us," Suzanne said. "It (the cover up) wasn't for the purpose of being secretive, it was to be protective."

Suzanne believes this book differs from previous publications as it focuses on hard facts and documented research.

"We are historians, and we are not making any wild assumptions, which has previously occurred with this incident," she said. "We never try to convince the reader. We're providing the facts, and the reader can make his or her own decisions. If the data can't be proven or corroborated, then we didn't put it in the book."

A major contributor to the book, Frank Thayer, is a journalism professor at New Mexico State University. He accompanied the Ramseys on some of their research trips.

Thayer believes this to be the best book yet written on the subject and predicts the impact of the book will be significant, possibly forever changing Aztec.

"The independent and coinciding stories of eyewitnesses was the one thing we didn't have before," Thayer said. "That's what was so impressive to me: these individuals were real, credible people who were separated by hundreds of miles, yet they all had coinciding stories, including about being sworn to secrecy by the military."

Thayer believes the U.S. government will never admit to what it knows about UFOs.

"The best thing they can do is to ignore it and keep it out of the press," he said.


"The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon" will be released April 16. A free preview of the first 26 pages is available at www.theaztecincident.com.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dolphins, Heart Warming Video, The Spirit of Mankind is Alive

A Testament to the 
Goodness of Mankind

This is a great video that I came across on Project Avalon, it really shows the true nature of most people. The individuals in this video wasted little time acting and attempting to do the right thing. It does not necessarily mean that there was a permanent long term positive outcome but the willingness to do the right thing without hesitation is indicative of mankind in general. 

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Dolphins, Heart Warming Video, The Kindness of Mankind

Ten Alien Planets Most Similar To Earth, Top 10 Alien Worlds, Video

The Ten Most Earth Like Planets

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Mars, Get There For $500K, SPACEX, Space Exploration, Video

All aboard for Mars, just $500,000 a ticket


SpaceX founder Elon Musk tells the BBC that he's figured out a way to get passengers to the Red Planet for just half a million dollars each and that he'll unveil his plan soon.
Not long ago, word leaked of a plan that could take anyone with an extra $150 million on a trip around the moon. So SpaceX founder Elon Musk's assertion today that he hopes to be able to take people on a round-trip to Mars for $500,000 signals a much better deal.


Musk told the BBC that he expects to unveil details of his plans sometime later this year or in early 2013. Essentially, though, Musk believes that with its Falcon 9 launcher and Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX may already have the base infrastructure in place that could get paying passengers to the Red Planet some day.
And while travel to Mars has long been a major target of space enthusiasts--and was inexplicably part of former U.S. president George W. Bush's long-term plans--such voyages have so far remained the province of science-fiction.
Surface of Mars  taken by space probe; Credit NASA
Not long ago, word leaked of a plan that could take anyone with an extra $150 million on a trip around the moon. So SpaceX founder Elon Musk's assertion today that he hopes to be able to take people on a round-trip to Mars for $500,000 signals a much better deal.
Musk told the BBC that he expects to unveil details of his plans sometime later this year or in early 2013. Essentially, though, Musk believes that with its Falcon 9 launcher and Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX may already have the base infrastructure in place that could get paying passengers to the Red Planet some day.
And while travel to Mars has long been a major target of space enthusiasts--and was inexplicably part of former U.S. president George W. Bush's long-term plans--such voyages have so far remained the province of science-fiction.

Mars, Get There For $500K, Space News, Space Exploration, Video
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