Friday, 9 November 2012

Spacing Out! Ep. 27 - A connection between ghosts and UFOs? (Video)

 
Published on 9 Nov 2012 By openmindstv
 
Karyn Dolan has been researching paranormal phenomena for more than a decade. Her current research has her exploring a possible connection between two different, but perhaps not so different, phenomena. We talk with Karyn about this interesting new research. We also discuss a wave of UFO sightings in India, a new theory about where life might exist elsewhere in the universe, and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!
 


UFO News Links For Friday 9th November 2012


100 UFOs On India-China Border Cause Official Concern – Huffington Post

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: `UFO' Sightings And Obama `Disclosure'

Mile High mystery: UFO sightings in sky over Denver – Fox 31 KDVR

About UFOs and Nuclear Weapons

A Different Perspective: Samalayuca UFO Crash?

UFO Spotted Over Arlington, Definitely NOT Just a Small Plane With Sunlight Hitting The Wings – D Magazine

Ufology Research: Canadian Ufology in 1987

 The Pyramids, the Pentagon, and Final Events

Which Space Mission Has the Best Chance of Finding Extraterrestrial Life? – Fora.tv

Silver Screen Saucers: Ben Affleck: "Hollywood is full of CIA agents"

Question of Martian Methane Is Still Up in the Air – Science Now

Deron Williams Saw a UFO in the Sky During Hurricane Sandy - Compl...

What will happen if even UFOs now prefer to look east? – Economic Times

Klass Warfare: Skeptics Debunking Natural Phenomena?

‘Super-earth’ is nearest planet ever found which could support alien life – Yahoo! News UK

Hangar 18 and Predictive Weirdness.

Do Gigantic Alien Solar Power Stations Exist? Scientists Look For Them! – The Green Optimistic

UK prosecutors, cops ponder new probe into NASA hacker McKinnon – The Register

The World's Weirdest Places by Nick Redfern book review

UFOs: Has Modern Technology Killed Off All Hope Of Proving The Existence Of Alien Life? – Huffington Post UK

Mystery in the Sky: UFO Spotting? - FOX2now.com

In defence of the UFO subject

By The Haunted Skies Project
 
UFOs -The Evidence cannot be ignored.
 
I felt I just had to reply after seeing the article published by the Sun newspaper dated the 7th of November 2012 submitted by Dr David Clarke(whom I immense respect for) ‘CLOSED ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND’ which is not intended as criticism but to allow me the opportunity of at least putting the record straight.

As a retired Police Officer who served for nearly 30years in the West Midlands Police Force, I have to say that I have no recollection of any UFO sightings brought to my attention during that time. If somebody had, I would have considered them candidates for psychiatric help or suffering from delusions, or the worse for drink.

In 1995, my son now a Detective Inspector but then a Police Constable and his female colleague witnessed a saucer shaped object hovering over a tree in Stirchley Birmingham, following a report from members of the public which included a Doctor of an unidentified object seen moving across over the City Centre.

Up to then I was sceptical of such matters but decided out of curiosity to conduct my own research into the subject wondering if I would find any evidence of such phenomena. I spent the next 15 years unearthing original sighting reports from members of the public along with my partner Dawn Holloway, speaking to

people who had reported seeing something highly unusual. As far as I remember out of all those thousands of people which included many retired RAF pilots, who I have interviewed over the years not one of them ever claimed to have seen any aliens or have been abducted. All they wanted to tell me was what they had seen. What I made of it was up to me.

It has taken us all of these years just to document on a day by day basis, those events which are contained

in a number of books entitled Haunted Skies. Volume 1-6 and we only just completed Volume 7 1978-1979 over 400 pages! In the early days many National newspapers asked us for book and promised us a review so far this has not happened. As I write this intending to form an answer to the article on line, I cannot help but wonder if it will be published.

I have hundreds if not thousands of incidents relating to reports of UFO activity, right up to 2000. They often fall into a number of different categories, many people report seeing what they refer to as UFO displays, followed by the occasion report of what appears to be a structured object In addition to this I have come across many motorists who have been followed by UFOs often along the borders of the County, rather than City. And then there are others who claim to have suffered physical or mental trauma following what appears to be exposure to the fields of energy that surround such objects.

I don’t claim that Aliens or UFOs exist what I do claim is that there is irrefutable evidence of phenomena which is more likely to be indigenous to our Planet rather than the incursions of any extraterrestrial life force. I also feel that this evidence should be preserved as forming a very important part of our Social history, and will continue to do so if only to salute the courage of so many who have decided often in the face of ridicule to tell us of the experiences. In my opinion they surely exist if they didn’t the evidence would indicate otherwise. John Hanson

Is This a Photo of a UFO Taken from the International Space Station?

By UFO Casebook
UFO Image
Originally published on Nov 5, 2012 by UFO HuntingClouds
This image was taken by an Astronaut on the International Space Station. This is an amazing UFO photo.
You can find the image on this site ftp://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/
This is a real UFO and the photo is from a government website which is amazing! What is this mysterious object?
Images can be found at the NASA Johnson Space Center Government site.
(Editor's Note: At first glance, this does look like a great photo of a possible UFO, and it may well be. However, we must keep in mind that it was taken through a window, so a reflection from the inside of the station could be responsible for the image.)

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Science, Skepticism, and the Ancient Astronaut Debate

 

The year was 1898, and in a tomb located near Saqquara, Egypt, a 2000-year old relic was discovered that, to this day, shakes our concept of what the ancient world may have really been. While some would argue that the object in question here had been a very crude representation of a bird, by our modern standards it can only be likened to resembling one thing: an airplane.
As a researcher who gravitates more toward the skeptical center myself, I have often in the past found myself leaning more toward the notion that certain artifacts from the ancient world are abstract pieces of art, perhaps designed to vaguely resemble fish, birds, or other things in nature, which causes them to more closely resemble the more geometrically appeasing imagery associated with modern avionics and heavier-than-air flying craft. But with relics such as the Saqquara Airplane, chalking such curious ancient models up to being “birds” becomes a bit more difficult when looking at the mechanics of such an object (which we’ll examine more closely in a moment).
Altogether, it does seem that there is merit to the notion that ancient people may have harnessed far greater technology than most realize (or will accept) today. But does this line of thought also cater effectively to notions of intervention in ancient times, that occurred between early humans and beings from other worlds?
 

When we look at an object like the plane model discovered at Saqquara, it does become rather difficult to state that some knowledge of aviation hadn’t been implemented in the design for whatever this object was meant to represent. Obviously, the little model, constructed of wood, is not designed for achieving flight itself, let alone doing so in a way that would be efficient or practical for human travel. However, key features the object includes are that of a modern pusher-glider, capable of flying at slower speeds, when necessary. The shape of the wings on this model follow a curvature that points slightly downward at either tip, which is referred to in modern avionics as being reverse-dihedral. Again, we find that a number of modern aircraft implement this design, which supports maximum lift without further compromising the speed the craft is actually capable of traveling.


Such design attributes have prompted scale recreations of this craft, which in flight tests managed to prove that a proportionally larger model of this same design can indeed glide along very efficiently. Was this design merely stumbled onto by ancient thinkers? Could ancient Egyptian engineers have been planning modes of transportation that would carry them through the air, rather than on land? It is a remarkable prospect… and for many, such notions seem almost impossible to entertain, if not for the potential that such ancient minds were influenced by the technologies of others, who were perhaps not only further along in their technological advancement, but also from someplace other that here on Earth.
It would be true to say that modern science had debated the veracity of such claims for decades now; however, it is also accurate to state that, while mainstream academia does not support the notion of “Ancient Astronauts” visiting Earth, many of the fundamental questions regarding mysteries put forth and popularized by the “Ancient Aliens” camp remain unanswered just as well. Those who endorse ideas such as paleo-contact with extraterrestrials argue, with obvious merit, that there are many questions that remain about our ancient past, and that these mysteries no doubt could be better understood if innovative new ways of thinking were applied to their study. Those positioned among the academic skeptic side of things, on the other hand, will often discredit not only the claims of the Ancient Astronaut theorists, but also the questions themselves, arguing that for serious scientific inquiry to take place, we must first have serious subjects underlying them, and valid questions about these phenomenon. Hence, a majority of the mysteries pertaining to the ancient world remain hidden away, and even widely unknown to the majority of the academic world, left to be pondered by those heretical “miscreants” the likes of Giorgio Tsoukalos, Erich von Daniken, and others of the Ancient Aliens ilk.


Following an event called the Paradigm Symposium, which I hosted with my associate Scotty Roberts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I am personally as skeptical as ever regarding the Ancient Astronaut theory. This does not mean that I doubt extraterrestrials could have visited in ancient times, or that I choose, like the majority of mainstream academia, to simply overlook the obvious presence of advanced technologies that existed in ancient times. Furthermore, coming to personally know Tsoukalos, von Daniken, and others, I find them hardly to be men lacking character or passion for what they study, as well as an obviously keen intellect that is applied to the mysteries they pursue. And for the most part, they are also far less touchy about the attacks leveled against them from “the other side” than the academic skeptics out there, who cling to their refusal to acknowledge the mysteries of our world with proud passion and exuberance.


But rather than taking the obvious presence of technology in our midst and saying that, since it could not have existed in ancient times… but it does… then we must be dealing with aliens (hey, that was almost a meme), I prefer instead to observe the information presently at our disposal, and then attempt to reconcile with it only through a focused decision not to come to premature conclusions. In the archaic sense of the word, the term skeptic hails back to a group of early Greek philosophers whose choice in abstinence from conclusion-drawing, they felt, would only grant them a more objective perspective of the phenomenon. There is indeed logic to this, in that once we commit to a particular line of thought (i.e. the “aliens” taught us how to do it), we will begin to move amidst relics from other portions of the ancient world, and then consider how this, too, might have been inspired by extraterrestrial intervention. Arguably, television programming geared toward such ideas often do a lot to assist in this sort of point-click thinking.
And thus, rather than watching the TV specials, or even reading all the popular books on the subject, it is fascinating to sit and talk with a person who advocates such ideas, and rather than choosing either to side with them, or to level attacks at them instead, simply listen to what they have to say, thus removed from the “sixteen-second sound byte” culture that modern television has popularized. There is incredible depth to the arguments many put forth regarding our ancient world, and the only truth we can adhere to, with certainty, is that we do not know what their mystery may entail. Those mysteries persist nonetheless, however, and therefore it is impossible for us to dismiss them, simply on the grounds that they may appear to defy our concept of what history “should be.” To do so is to engage in a willful dismissal of aspects of our ancient past that, without question, remain very real… and point to aspects of our progression as a civilization that have yet managed to elude us for centuries, or even thousands of years.