Published on 29 Jun 2012 by openmindstv
Friday, 29 June 2012
By Robbie Graham
Transformers 4 is headed for the final frontier, according to director Michael Bay. When asked by The Los Angeles Times recently if the new story will involve a departure from Earth, Bay replied: “I think so, yeah, a little... That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off [Earth] but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded. That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible.”
Exactly, because if the Transformers franchise goes too far off-planet then it might stretch credulity. It could even risk tarnishing the gritty documentary realism Bay worked so hard to create in the first three movies. The otherwise sober notion of giant transforming alien robots might even start to seem... silly?
Bay told the LA Times that his next Transformers movie (which will be his last) will not be a reboot, as rumours had suggested, but will nevertheless veer off in new directions and feature a new cast. Some of the Transformers themselves will also be redesigned (allowing for a new line of Hasbro toys).
“It’s not a reboot, that’s maybe the wrong word,” Bay said. “I don’t want to say reboot because then people will think we’re doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction. But we’re leaving those three as the history. It all still counts.”
Transformers 4 is currently without a script. It does have a release date, though: 29 June, 2014.
The Story So Far
By Tom Rose
A video on YouTube, taken from a newscast airing on TV, shows a UFO trailing a helicopter fighting the Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado.
The video, caught with a camera phone videotaping a live news report, suffers from poor quality. But it is evident that an unusual, unidentified flying object is first trailing, then overtaking the helicopter.
The shape of the object is the classic flying saucer disc with no wings, lights or exhaust.
The helicopter itself is clearly visible even though the sky is filled with a smoky haze. The object is not far from it, yet it is difficult to make out any clear detail.
The UFO first trails the chopper at relative speed, but then begins to quicken and overtake the helicopter before the live news report ends. This seems to prove it is not attached to the chopper and the water bucket hovering below it is clearly visible the whole time. So, what is it? Here's the video:
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Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant who liaised with Aliens for U.S. Government to speak at Liverpool conference
This summer The Static Gallery on Liverpool’s Roscoe Lane will play host to the first of two summer events to bring discussions and witness testimony from those whom claim experiences that are out of this world.
Headlining the E.T. Communication Conference being held on Saturday 30th June is retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Dan Sherman who spent 1992-1995 in the US Air Force as an “Intuitive Communicator” working for the National Security Agency (NSA). In 1992, Sergeant Sherman attended training as an electronic intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency headquarters. This however, served as a "cover" for the primary training he also received at NSA - that of an "Intuitive Communicator".
After completing training, Sherman was assigned to an NSA Station on a military base where he was tasked to commence receiving telepathic messages from extra-terrestrials, and enter them into a computer terminal to transmit to NSA headquarters. During a ten-month period, he received more than 75 messages from a primary ET communicator, a male he dubbed "Bones". Sergeant Sherman also learned how the extra-terrestrial programs were hidden within the national security classifications in "black projects" or Unacknowledged Special Access Programs (USAPs) which are not supposed to exist.
Also, Mike Oram will be speaking about his lifetime of UFO experiences; first as a child in the 1950s - then subsequently through his work as a UFO investigator from the late 1960s onwards. From childhood contacts in the 1950s to sinister encounters at Area 51 in the 21st century, Mike's incredible personal story reveals startling and timely new information about an on-going alien interaction with humanity that has the potential to affect all our lives. His testimony is a unique account of one person’s struggle to come to terms with the awesome reality of alien contact over many years; which amounts to a microcosm of the whole UFO phenomenon - spanning many decades.
The event, which also includes talks by Miles Johnston, Denis Denocla and David Griffin, will be hosted by radio host Neal Atkinson of Planet X show on City Talk 105.9 FM. The second event coming soon to The Static Gallery is the 4th Annual British Exopolitics Expo being held on August 4th to 5th 2012 – an event previously held at both Universities in Leeds since 2009 but is now making its home in Merseyside.
For more information visit the website www.exopoliticsgb.com or contact producer Anthony Beckett on 07733 323841.
By Tom Rose
A blue, flashing orb UFO was filmed hovering over the skyline of Manhattan by an amazed father, shooting the video from two different windows of his apartment as he and his child struggle to understand just what it is they're looking at.
The unidentified flying object barely moves in the sky, suggesting it may just be a blimp. But jaded New Yorkers, used to seeing such sights regularly (like the man in this video) know when something looks odd and unusual. This is such a sighting.
The circular orb is bluish in color and seems to be spinning. There are no flashing navigational lights, a requirement for any aircraft flying over New York City.
The UFO is filmed with an iPhone, so the quality is slightly grainy. But a closeup of the object shows it doesn't look like any known aircraft. Is it a spy drone?
The man in the video uses a little bit of profanity, so be prepared. But there's no doubt he is puzzled, and perhaps a bit excited by what he's witnessing. So perhaps he may be excused for using such language in front of his children.
Skeletal remains discovered in Peru in late 2011 garnered attention when supposedly “noted,” yet unnamed, scientists from Spain and Russia reached the incredible conclusion that the skeleton was that of an “extraterrestrial being.” But as Gather reporter Tom Rose reports, this skeleton was recently “made available for serious and extensive study to international scientists for the first time.”
The supposed alien remains were discovered by Peruvian anthropologist Renato Davila Riquelme, who is affiliated with the Privado Ritos Andinos museum in Cusco, Peru. But it is American scientist Brian Foerster, assistant director of the Paracas History Museum near Lima, Peru, who is reportedly behind the studies.
The skeleton is thought to be that of an infant, with eleven ribs, rather than the normal human number of twelve. In addition to its unusually elongated skull, the skeleton has an “inordinately thickened neck and spinal column.” Although elongating skulls was common in some ancient cultures, Rose points out that “no baby skeleton has ever been found which shows this kind of development at such an early age.”
Foerster is coordinating further studies, and top scientists from around the world are reportedly going to “converge in Paracas to study the remains, test the DNA and publish their findings later this year.”
By Betty May Ockerl
The UFO topic couldn't have been farther from my mind...until a mid October evening in 2004.
What is the reason behind the bizarre lights appearing in the sky around our home? Are they really UFOs?
After documenting a dozen different encounters from 2004-2007, I was on the quest for an explaination...and the best way to get the word out was to write a book!
The Mysterious Lindsey Lights is our family's story about the sightings...along with illustrations and the time and dates they appeared.
I hope my book encourages other average people to come forward about their experiences and realize that such things can happen to anyone at any time...
Also, I welcome all logical explainations for what our family saw.
The Mysterious Lindsey Lights: One Family's True Encounters with Strange Lights in the Sky Near Lind
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Betty May Ockerl is the author of the book, The Mysterious Lindsey Lights: One Family's True Encounters with Strange Lights in the Sky Near Lindsey, Wisconsin. Starting in 2004 Betty and her family began seing strange lights in the sky. The sightings continued, so Betty began documenting the sightings and researching the UFO phenomenon to find out more about them. She felt that the sightings were so mysterious and important that she decided to write a book about them, despite the ridcule she may face in her rural community. We will talk to Betty about the Lindsey sightings, her investigation, and the community's reaction to her book. To read more about her book visit the book's page on Amazon.com.
By Micah Hanks
Where did we come from? How did the universe come into being? Are we alone in the universe? Is there alien life out there, and what is the future of the human race? These are the sorts of questions that great minds of science have been asking ever since our concept of a universe was first realized, and all were questions put forth by acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking, during a lecture he gave in 2008.
During the presentation, Hawking notes that the apparent probability of life arising elsewhere in the universe, based on conditions we can observe here on Earth, seems pretty high. “On the other hand, we don’t seem to have been visited by aliens. I’m discounting the reports of UFOs… why would they appear only to cranks and weirdos?”
Cranks and weirdos, huh? While Hawking may indeed be one of the finest scientific minds of the last century, the bold assumptions and outright ignorance this statement betrays behind Hawking’s logic is disheartening, at best. As if the discussion required any further reason as to why this is the case, below I’ve chosen to take a look at a few other statements Hawking makes with regard to UFOs and alien life, and why there are more than a few problems with his views.
First of all, when it comes to the study of alien life, it’s understandable that Hawking would fall into the same trap where UFOs are accepted to be aliens from other worlds. Still, this assumption arrives all to often, and despite any hard proof to support such a connection between aliens and unidentified flying objects. While there could be a connection, for all we know, a truly scientific perspective of the UFO phenomenon must remain neutral as to what they actually may be. There is simply no way to directly associate UFOs with alien life, with no reliable frame of reference regarding what aliens may be, or if we’ve been visited.
That said, thanks to the work of journalists like Leslie Kean, Robert Hastings, and others who have gone to great lengths to document official reports by government officials, pilots, and others with officialdom who have had UFO sightings, we can rest assured knowing that “cranks and weirdos” aren’t the only UFO witnesses out there. What Hawking espouses here is representative of a very sad attitude maintained by many in the scientific mainstream, and if anything, it is the result of sheer ignorance. Statements like these are most often afforded us by individuals who, with their focus kept strictly and at all times on the matters of physics and the sciences, probably have never really had proper exposure to UFO reports that are more justifiable than those outlandish episodes to which Hawking refers.
Hawking went on in his presentation to criticize the notion that secret activities may be going on behind the scenes, as played out by our world governments. “If there is a government conspiracy to suppress the reports, and keep for itself the scientific knowledge the aliens bring, it seems to have been a singularly ineffective policy so far.” Or has it? Supposing for a moment that some clandestine organization indeed might have succeeded in keeping UFO-related knowledge from the public, might their success not be measured by the boldness of statements like this one, which Hawking makes so assuredly? If the secret had been kept effectively, for the most part, then arguably someone like Hawking, well-connected though he is in the community, would still remain in the dark about a UFO conspiracy… though again, this would only be in the event that some conspiracy did in fact exist.
In truth, there wouldn’t have to be any conspiracy for potentials to exist that Hawking hasn’t seemed to take into consideration here. He cites with confidence the failure of SETI programs in past attempts at unraveling the mysteries of alien life through discovery of coded alien messages from afar. And yet, he doesn’t stop to consider whether SETI’s real failures might have been in the limitations present with the science being employed; can we really be so bold as to assume that, if radio signals couldn’t be detected, then there is less likelihood altogether that alien life exists?
Below is a link to the short video segment where Hawking, despite his great knowledge, seems to rest his critique of the UFO enigma on a series of under-educated assumptions. What are your feelings on this line of thought, and does this sort of attitude expressed by scientists today actually more harm than good when it comes to understanding the potentials of alien cosmology?