The New Cosmic Age is now Official!
The News of The Imbalance blog is an attempt to provide pertinent information concerning the new phenomena of space weather driving massive evolutionary change. In 2006, I self-published the book Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 ), because I believed that Modern Mayan Elders were trying to point out that the citizens of planet Earth were entering a New World Age dominated by aether or space. The basic premise of my book was that the dramatic increase and impact of Space Weather was predicted.
Since 2006, the major significance of Space Weather has become more apparent. What's more, it has now been proven that major religious institutions, metaphysical and esoteric groups have been tracking the date 2012 as the end/start of a major astronomical cycle. Geoscientists worldwide are adamant that our planet is experiencing a “global energy leap” and the inevitable consequence will be more mega-disasters. World governments have been warned that there is a new need for disaster preparedness and there is now a new sense of urgency. This blog provides my unique perspective as a Truth Seeker, based on the integration of science, metaphysics and ancient knowledge.
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News of the Imbalance January – February 2012
'Complacent' MoD Warned Of Space Risk [UK]
Sky News, 22nd February 2012
A space attack by a hostile country or terrorists could bring down the UK's power supply and the threat should be taken more seriously, the Ministry of Defence has been told.
If a nuclear device was detonated 500 miles above the earth, it could generate an electro-magnetic pulse which could wipe out electricity and telecommunications.
The Commons Defence Committee has accused the MoD of being "complacent" about the risks and wants it to ensure the UK's infrastructure could withstand an attack as a "matter of urgency"
The UK Defence Committee also warned a "space weather event" is more likely to take place and could have a similar effect.
According to the report, the Government currently considers the chances of this happening in the next five years to be "moderate to high".
Comment: Finally, the knives are coming out.... Enough people with something call a brain have realised that new measures need to be taken, it is a matter of self-preservation... Yes, they are warnings of a military attack as an excuse to get the funding, but the efforts of an itsy bitsy country like Iran is no comparison to the cosmic forces bearing down on planet Earth. For anyone new to space weather, please watch the August 2011 NASA video below to see why space scientists are shocked about the solar tsunamis coming from space.
UK vulnerable to 'space weather events' and space-fired weapons, say MPs
Defence committee report says government must approach threats with seriousness they deserve
Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth
NASA Science News, 18th August 2011
August 18, 2011: For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The movie, released today during a NASA press conference, has galvanized solar physicists, who say it could lead to important advances in space weather forecasting.
“The movie sent chills down my spine,” says Craig DeForest of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. "It shows a CME swelling into an enormous wall of plasma and then washing over the tiny blue speck of Earth where we live. I felt very small.”
The Guardian, 22nd February 2012
Britain is vulnerable to attack from space-fired nuclear weapons and "space weather" – the result of changes in solar activity – and the government is not doing enough to combat its potentially devastating impact, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.
The likelihood of a severe space weather event has "the potential to cause damage to electrically conducting systems such as power grids, pipelines and signalling circuits", says a report by the Commons defence committee, which also claims Britain would be vulnerable to attack from space-fired weapons.
It describes space weather as a "naturally occurring phenomenon that can impact upon the Earth's environment in ways that are detrimental to key technologies in operation in space, the atmosphere and the surface of the Earth".
Comment: It looks like more people are taking space weather much more seriously.... good! See archives for previous comments and links to major space weather reports, Best of the Blog Space Weather.
Britain at risk from
'GoldenEye' electromagnetic pulse attack from space Space Weather, MPs warn
The Telegraph, 22nd February 2012
Please spare us the James Bond fantasy stuff... FFS LET'S GET REAL!
Florida woman admits she burned down a tree ‘older than Jesus’
Raw Story, 29th February 2012
Well, at least we have an explanation but it's truly pathetic that this stupid woman would pick that tree to sit on and eventually burn down...
'Dead' woman climbs out of coffin
Orange News, 29th February 2012
"A county hospital reportedly believes Mrs Xiufeng suffered an artificial death, during which the person has no breath, but the body remains warm."
What's this about "Artificial Death".... This is quite a story.... I even wonder whether this will become more common and related to the New Energies on the planet...
Mysterious plume blankets Kewalo Basin [Hawaii]
Khon News, 29th February 2012
"At first light he and other boat owners were stunned by the free flowing plume that turned the water white. "Just was coming out here like crazy just like you see it right now and it muddied the whole harbor in a matter of five minutes."
Share Traders More Reckless Than Psychopaths, Study Shows
De Spiegel, 26th February 2012
NYT: Top Japan official warned of “demonic chain reaction” after Daiichi meltdowns — “We would lose Fukushima Daini, then we would lose Tokai” — “We would also lose Tokyo itself”
Energy News, 27th February 2012
Mysterious Sky Sounds Baffled Early Explorers Too
Weird Australia, 20th February 2012
Zap! Solar Wind Shockwave Produces Ground Currents in Lofoten, Norway
spaceweather.com, 2nd March 2012
MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE UNDERWAY:
A disturbance is rippling through Earth's polar magnetic field on March 1st. "The magnetometer needles are swinging here in Norway," reports Rob Stammes of the Polar Light Center in Lofoten. Bright auroras have been sighted in Sweden and Finland. spaceweather.com 1st March
FIRST AURORAS OF MARCH:
A magnetic disturbance rippled around the Arctic Circle during the waning hours of March 1st, sparking bright auroras just as night fell over northern Europe. "The show was stunning and amazing," says Thomas Albin, who sends this picture from Esrange, Sweden:
"There were three different colors visible and the dynamics of the lights were incredible!" he says.
A medium-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. By itself, this was not enough to explain what happened. The extra ingrediant was the IMF: the interplanetary magnetic field near Earth tilted south, opening a crack in our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled the display.
Comment: Tell me I am dreaming.... there is no CME arrival but big ground currents are being recorded in Lofoten and we are not allowed to look at the POES data.... surely it must be a coincidence.... But wait, I have saved previous charts when a CME did arrive, I can't do a proper comparison because they have chopped the top of the spike off for the 1st March data but surely, that has to be a coincidence too.... Folks, the 26th September 2011 event was called "a magnificent shockwave from a CME" but the spike was only 3350 (milli Amps?), but the 1st March NONE CME related event was chopped off at about 4100 (milli Amps?) and this most have been a severe magnificent shockwave...
Look here for the 1st March 2012 NO CME surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway 24th Jan 2012 CME related surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway that signaled the CME's arrival and here, 22nd Jan 2012 CME related surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway . 26th September 2011 CME related surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway , 28th December 2010 CME related surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway (G1 geomagnetic storm)
The only comparison is the 14th February 2012 event and they chopped that too, but they called it a solar wind shockwave....see 14th February 20102 Solar Wind shockwave surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway this is a shockwave that happened a few days later on the 18th, 18th February 20102 Solar Wind shockwave surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway.
Oh yes, this is wild.... I have been watching for 4 years and either this has only just started happening or space weather watchers are monitoring much more closely and data is being made more widely available... If this keeps up, more susceptible people will end up picking up an accent or a foreign language overnight... the confusion of languages will turn from a trickle to a flood see archives. See Best of the Blog - Brain, Mind & Evolving Consciousness. Please note you heard it here first from Susan Joy Rennison aka Joyfire at www.susanrennison,com 3rd March 2012. After 7 years of pointing out that the Mayan Elders were referring to the arrival of space weather, I am telling you that the metaphysical community were getting messages for years to sort their energy fields out because people needed protection and we are now starting to see why... If you live on planet Earth you require a strong personal plasma field but getting that is not so easy, it is not specifically bank balance related, even though there are many who will demand cash and tell you whatever you want to hear...
1 in 8 Chance of Catastrophic Solar Megastorm by 2020
Wired News, 29th February 2012
The Earth has a roughly 12 percent chance of experiencing an enormous megaflare erupting from the sun in the next decade. This event could potentially cause trillions of dollars’ worth of damage and take up to a decade to recover from.
Such an extreme event is considered to be relatively rare. The last gigantic solar storm, known as the Carrington Event, occurred more than 150 years ago and was the most powerful such event in recorded history.
That a rival to this event might have a greater than 10 percent chance of happening in the next 10 years was surprising to space physicist Pete Riley, senior scientist at Predictive Science in San Diego, California, who published the estimate in Space Weather on Feb. 23.
Comment: That is quite a quote: 'It's like being able to see a cyclone coming but not knowing the wind speed until it hits your boat 50 miles off the coast.' This is from the abstract of the paper:
On the probability of occurrence of extreme space weather events
In this study, we analyze several measures of the severity of space weather events (flare intensity, coronal mass ejection speeds, Dst, and >30 MeV proton fluences as inferred from nitrate records) to estimate the probability of occurrence of extreme events.
How interesting, someone has admitted in print that there is an awareness "of long-term space climate change". Yes, what that means is that we can't use the past to predict the future because the properties of space have changed. As far as the Russians are concerned, there has been a change in the "transmitting" properties of space, which means that major blasts of space weather will provide more effective "zaps" or electrical shocks to Earth...
By showing that the frequency of occurrence scales as an inverse power of the severity of the event, and assuming that this relationship holds at higher magnitudes, we are able to estimate the probability that an event larger than some criteria will occur within a certain interval of time in the future. For example, the probability of another Carrington event (based on Dst < -850 nT) occurring within the next decade is ~12%. We also identify and address several limitations with this approach. In particular, we assume time stationarity, and thus, the effects of long-term space climate change are not considered.
Pictures: As many as 693 large collapses found in central China town
China Buzz, 28th February 2012
Thousands of local residents were affected by the cover-collapse sinkholes that occurred in the Yuejia Town, Yiyang City of central China’s Hunan Province.
Reportedly, as many as 693 collapses related with karst have been found as of February 24 in the town, which have resulted in damage to the locals’ houses, farmlands, and riverbeds, and posed a threat to the safety and living condition of locals too. Check
Comment: Seriously, WTH? I saw the headline and then I was sent a link, but 693 holes in the locality of a one small town is unbelievable.... Since not one of these pictures shows a hole that looks like it was laser cut, I will refrain from my usual pronouncement of strange energy beams from space until I see some evidence, but I will suggest that maybe this is more about the local geology. I also think we need a better report informing us of how long this situation has been going on... If they all appeared over a few days then that would be a different matter... Wait a minute, some have appeared in recent days.... see below:
Pictures: More cave-ins found across the country
China Buzz, 1st March 2012
Yet Another 'Rare' Atmospheric Phenomena - The Blue Flash
spaceweather.com, 1st March 2012
BLUE FLASH: We've all heard of the green flash, the fleeting emerald light that sometimes appears just above the setting sun. Once thought to be a fable, the green flash was popularized by Jules Verne in his 1882 novel "Le Rayon Vert" (The Green Ray). Now it is generally known to be real.
But what of the even rarer blue flash? Turns out, that's real too. Peter Rosén photographed one from Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb. 29th:
"I was shooting the sunset when, suddenly, just as the sun was about to disappear behind the treetops, there was a mighty blue flash," says Rosén.
Blues flashes are formed in the same way as green flashes: a mirage magnifies tiny differences in the atmospheric refraction of red, green and blue light. Blue flashes are generally harder to see than green flashes, because blue flashes blend into the surrounding blue sky. When the air is exceptionally clear, however, the blue flash emerges.
Comment: Another 'rare' atmospheric phenomenon that can join the list of other rare atmospheric phenomena happening all the time these days...
Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It
Yahoo News, 27th February 2012
A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell.
This disconnect may be responsible for many of society's problems.
With more than a decade's worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it "intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don't know." Whether an individual lacks competence in logical reasoning, emotional intelligence, humor or even chess abilities, the person still tends to rate his or her skills in that area as being above average.
Comment: I keep seeing this being posted online... In my case, I have been left stunned by a few people who have left an indelible mark on my psyche... Ignorant as hell but they still want me to believe that they know more than me... After I wrote my book, I was contacted by one off-the-charts ignoramus, demanding the rights to my research, who eventually stated in awe: "you really understand this [space weather] don't you?" Well, that is because I have an honours degree in physics and geophysics and I worked like hell. If I don't understand something I go and find a world expert who can teach me. I don't pretend I know something when I don't, I can at least guage the difference between different levels of understanding as I know my mission is to integrate, I don't have to be a world expert in 30+ subjects, I just need to know who the real experts are who can help me when I need help... From my experience, there are a lot of people who don't appreciate this at all... As far as I am concerned, it really matters when 7 years ago I realised that space weather was going to change our world, I was on my own but I understood some basics physics.... It's the people who don't know even the basics that are particularly frightening...
7 years later and I am still on my own, I can't find any intelligentsia that understands [or cares] what will happen if the Earth's magnetosphere breaks down...There has been a development that I am happy about... [However, I am gratified to hear that some sense of self preservation is kicking in at levels where those people can make a difference.] Regardless, I can only presume not enough people can engage brain and think far enough into the future.... I suppose too many people think they are immune from any cosmic onslaught... maybe they think they live on a private part of the planet... No entry to cosmic radiation...
Python snake with 3 HEADS Port Harcourt - Nigeria
Nigeria Weekly News, 26th February 2012
It was an incredible discovery yesterday when a three-headed snake was found loitering around a bush half at Okpo native Government space in Port harcourt. Residents there have since then introduced new ways of wading off snakes and different unwanted reptiles in that space. Nothing of its kind has been found before, and this truly qualifies for a true discovery of mutations finding its means all the way down to the African atmosphere despite how belief that we tend to were sometimes not liable to sudden changes, particularly when it involves mutations.
Comment: The English is so strange I wonder if it was translated from another language. I was sent this image and then I tracked down the report.... Presumably this is a mutation... All I can think of is things are going to get really weird as fallout from Fukushima is combined with rising levels of cosmic radiation...
Northern Lights Mystery May Be Solved
Yahoo News, 27th February 2012
Scientists may have solved a longstanding mystery about the origin of the energetic particles that cause Earth's dramatic aurora displays.
The electrons responsible for the auroras — also known as the northern and southern lights — are likely accelerated to incredible speeds in an active region of Earth's magnetosphere, according to a new study. This region is 1,000 times larger than scientists had thought possible, providing enough volume to generate lots of the fast-moving electrons, the study reports.
"People have been thinking this region is tiny," lead author Jan Egedal, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a statement. But now, he added, "we’ve shown it can be very large, and can accelerate many electrons."
Comment: I would imagine that this result was not so much as surprising as more shocking... To be out by a factor of 1,000 times is no mean feat...
Does Mayan photo show a sign from gods ... or iPhone glitch?
MSNBC News, 28th February 2012
When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning crackling dramatically over the ruins.
In the first two images, dark clouds loom above the pyramid, but nothing is amiss. However, in the third photo, a powerful beam of light appears to shoot up from the pyramid toward the heavens, and a thunderbolt flashes in the background.
Comment: Hmmm.... It's interesting that the mainstream are bothering to come up with weak excuses for the appearance of scalar energies and the real purpose of pyramids to balance incoming and outgoing cosmic and terrestrial energies. I note the article here does not care to mention that enlightened Russians have built massive pyramids around Moscow to do this same energy balancing. The Russians know there has been an energy build up around our solar system since the 1960s, and that this energy has been leaking into our solar system and affecting all the planets... On Earth, nobody is disputing the fact there is an energy imbalance, but it is not causing global warming, instead, we are seeing an awful lot of volcanoes erupting and earthquakes instead etc... So, according to Russian scientists, pyramids can help deal with Apocalypse related temporary energy imbalances. Hence, that is why Russians have been building pyramids since 1989 and so they must be a little bit more prepared. We can also conclude that there is at least one spiritually intelligent nation on the planet... Meanwhile, various countries around the world are preparing with massive earthquake drills, but surely, building pyramids would have been a better option? Regardless, the mainstream are letting it be known that some ancient pyramids are still operational and able to balance aetheric energies. If nothing else, that is good news...
Mayan Kukulkan Pyramid Emits Light Beam in iPhone Photo
Earthfiles, 21st February 2012
Linda Moulton Howe has interviewed the people who capturesd this most amazing image.... download quick before it disappears...
Pyramids in Bosnia - Semir Osmanagic
YouTube, Jan 15, 2008
Failure is not an option.... Dr Sam Semir Osmanagic is a brave man! Anyway he wants people to know that he believes there were more advanced civilisations on Earth that built these pyramids. His views are highly controversial because he knows that the truth has been suppressed. The question is why.... Anyway, I believe that pyramids can balance aetheric energies in the environment. That is why the Russians have built them around Moscow with the hope of stopping the most devastating earthquakes and I believe the Russians are going to have the last laugh. They are not spiritually naive encouraging crap like the Law of Attraction when the world is facing a massive spiritual crisis of being engulfed in highly charged aetheric energies. Sometimes the ignorance and stupidity boggles the mind....
WORLD HISTORY AND BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS 2011
Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation, 15 December 2011
KRYON ON BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS: RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH VERSION
Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation, 23rd February 2012
Well, I never, we get a Kryon channelling (Russian source) on this website too about pyramids....
The Magnetosphere Cracks Open and Lets In The Solar Wind
spaceweather.com, 28th February 2012
Last night, for the second night in a row, sky watchers around the Arctic Circle witnessed an impressive display of auroras. "I've never seen anything close to this," says Aaro Kukkohovi, who photographed an eruption of light over Lumijoki, Finland:
"What a fantastic burst of energy--like something blew a hole into Earth's magnetic field just above us!"
His rhetorical flourish isn't far wrong. The cause of the display was the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) tipping south and opening a 'crack' in Earth's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled a G1-class geomagnetic storm. This was a high latitude event; the lights were brightest over Scandinavia, Iceland and Greenland
Comment: Hmmmm.... I have been paying attention to the photographers who spend the time catching some of the most amazing images of the auroras. Please note: if you go through the archives, you will see they keep using superlatives... maybe the cracks in the magnetosphere are getting more extensive... the new crack' might explain why they were spraying up the skies in Switzerland too (28th) and the bright red 'dusty' sunsets over the last 2 days, because there has been no major space weather events and only a few minor flares...
EdgeScience Magazine - March Issue 10
Society for Scientific Exploration, February 2012
For the past two and a half years the SSE has been offering copies of EdgeScience to the public free of charge. In order to continue doing so, we need your help. Obviously, we would like you to become a member of SSE, in which case you would receive the latest digital issue of EdgeScience as it is published. You would also receive the quarterly Journal of Scientific Exploration, as well as other member benefits.
Comment: No. 10 is free but they are asking for members and money. Download free here. As usual there are some interesting articles. Contributions include Rupert Shledrake's "The Experimenter Effect: Are Blind Methodologies Also Needed in the Physical and Biological Sciences?"; Dean Radin's "Consciousness Matters: Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences"; Arnold L. Lieber's "The Lunar Effect in the Lab"; as well as Jack hunter's "Anthropology and the Supernatural: From Spirits to Consciousness"; and P. David Moncrief's "Vritra and Geomythology." (courtesy anomalist.com). I am shocked that Rupert Sheldrake points out in 'The Experimenter Effect', examples of people who could wreck experiments or make experiments work better by their presence. Jacques Benveniste reported there was a a fellow female researcher who would also screw up experiments too... You really have to wonder why these people are not sick if they have such bad incoherent energy fields. It also makes you wonder whether this incoherence is focused out into the world rather than internally and that is why they are not continuously sick. I even wonder whether they just manage to make others sick around them or if it is restricted to objects like machines because these people can also cause electronics to break down, all rather curious...
'It just makes me happy when I can make someone angry' - A special investigation into the dark world of trolling
News.com.au, 28th February 2012
BEN spends up to 70 hours a week on the internet getting high on other people's anger and despair.
The unemployed 19-year-old from Victoria - who spoke to news.com.au on the condition of anonymity - doesn't go out much and doesn't have many real friends, but he doesn't feel alone. He believes he's part of a community of similar-minded people who scour the web looking for pages to vandalise and lives to upset.
Ben (not his real name) first started trolling in 2008 on the online forum 4Chan.
Comment: I have never really thought of people who troll as energy parasites, but this article makes this quite clear...
Lying and deception can be justified, says climate change ethics expert
Bishop Hill, 27th February 2012
James Garvey, a philosopher and the author of The Ethics of Climate Change has written a defence of Peter Gleick at the Guardian:
What Heartland is doing is harmful, because it gets in the way of public consensus and action. Was Gleick right to lie to expose Heartland and maybe stop it from causing further delay to action on climate change? If his lie has good effects overall – if those who take Heartland's money to push scepticism are dismissed as shills, if donors pull funding after being exposed in the press – then perhaps on balance he did the right thing. It could go the other way too – maybe he's undermined confidence in climate scientists. It depends on how this plays out.
It's good to know that environmentalists feel this way about telling the truth. We have had similar insider views on truth-telling from, for example, the Open University's Joe Smith, who reported the decision to issue tactical lies over the nature of the global warming debat.
Comment: This entry is for those people who still don't believe the real cause of the billions of dollars spent 'researching' and promoting "global warming" and the need for geoengineering and billions possibly trillions more to be spent on geoengineering. Please consider the message delivered here that some believe it is 'ethical' to lie about the climate and others think 'tactical lying' is justifiable too. As the awareness of space weather spreads, maybe more people will come to the conclusion that the truth is The Powers That Be do not want Joe Public to know what is really happening...
Forecast Earth: Drastic Measures
YouTube, 18th February 2012
I will say that when I started researching my book, I found an article about a solar umbrella and I thought it was a joke.... Apparently some are still very serious... See Best of the blog Geoengineering.
3 Via employees die in Ontario derailment
CBC News, 27th February 2012
Via Rail has confirmed that three of its employees, all in the locomotive section, died in a train derailment in the southern Ontario city of Burlington on Sunday afternoon.
"There's no question it's very tragic. We're a relatively small company, we're a family, we know everyone by name," said Via chief operating officer John Marginson, speaking to reporters at the scene.
"We certainly feel for the families of the colleagues that we lost," said Marginson, who added that there was no fuel leak at the site. The derailment involved five cars as well as the locomotive.
"It's very premature to speculate … but obviously something went very wrong," he said.
Comment: Two in a week.... here they are saying that it will take a year to investigate, why so long? This is a reminder because I have no evidence that this was caused by space weather.
Argentina train crash in Buenos Aires kills 49
5. Space weather can also disrupt pipelines and railway signals
It can cause problems such as corrosion on pipelines and incorrect signal settings on railways. Again, there are means
to mitigate these effects, but they usually require keeping back-up systems, which adds to operational costs.
Railways show how technological change has increased
the risk from space weather. Steam trains from as little
as 50 years ago were not vulnerable to space weather, but
modern electric trains are. The most obvious vulnerability
of rail transport is the dependence of many routes on
electrical power. However, another emerging effect of
space weather on railways is that it can drive additional
currents in railway signalling systems (communicated via
the rails). [...] Recent studies of signalling problems in
Russia provide evidence of problems caused by the great
magnetic storms of 1989 and 2003, and they show how
the problem is growing as more routes adopt electric
signals.60 It is important that operators in all countries, and
not just those in the northern latitude, are aware of the
increased risk of space weather and the potential effect it
can have on the signal systems so that engineering staff
can monitor and resolve operational problems as quickly
Space Weather, Its impact on Earth & Implications for business
Lloyd's of London, November 2010
BBC News, 23rd February 2012
"At least 49 people have been killed and more than 600 injured in the worst train crash in Argentina in 40 years, officials say."
2012 Weblog awards – SKEPTIC CLEAN SWEEP
WUWT, 26th February 2012
Skeptic blogs win every category they were nominated in, a clean sweep.
My sincere thanks to everyone, and especially the moderation team, who works tirelessly to keep a good experience going here. – Anthony
Comment: Congratulations to: WUWT, JoNova, Tallbloke & Climate Audit. I am thrilled for Anthony Watts. This is the comment that sums this up for me. Larry Hamlin says: February 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm "Great news for integrity in science versus climate fear deceit and deception."
The Skeptics Case
Ludwig von Mises, 26th February 2012
We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message. Here it is, put simply enough for any lay reader willing to pay attention. [...]
All the data here is impeccably sourced — satellites, Argo, and weather balloons.
The air and ocean temperature data shows that the climate models overestimate temperature rises. The climate establishment suggest that cooling due to undetected aerosols might be responsible for the failure of the models to date, but this excuse is wearing thin — it continues not to warm as much as they said it would, or in the way they said it would. On the other hand, the rise in air temperature has been greater than the skeptics say could be due to CO2.
The skeptic's excuse is that the rise is mainly due to other forces — and they point out that the world has been in a fairly steady warming trend of 0.5°C per century since 1680 (with alternating ~30 year periods of warming and mild cooling) where as the vast bulk of all human CO2 emissions have been after 1945.
Comment: This is a basic summary of the technical reasons why climate skeptics have won the climate wars. This is despite the lack of funding that can be compared to David fighting Goliath.
The Skeptics Case
WUWT, 26th February 2012
This was republished over at WUWT which is a good place to go for comments.
Space ball: UFO shocks Brazilians (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
RT News, 25th February 2012
An unidentified metal sphere has plunged from the sky on unsuspecting villagers in northern Brazil, causing an uproar. According to eyewitnesses, the UFO weighs about 50 kilograms and measures roughly one meter in diameter.
The sphere fell on Wednesday in a village of Riacho dos Poços in Brazilian Maranhão state. No casualties were reported apart from an unfortunate cashew tree that was severed by the object as it plunged to the ground, according to MR Notícias, a Mata Roma news site. [...]
In December 2011, a similar incident happened in Namibia, where a metal “Teletubby head” weighing 5.9 kilograms and measuring 35 centimeters in diameter hit the ground in the village of Omanatunga. Some Russian specialists believe the “head” was part of the third stage of the Soyuz-U rocket, launched on October 30.
Mendes, 46, told police the sphere landed several meters from his house leaving a one-meter-deep hole in the yard.
Comment: More space junk falling out of the skies... The following is some related older space weather news.
Solar Activity & Space Debris
spaceweather.com, 19th January 2012
SOLAR ACTIVITY CLEANS UP SAT-DEBRIS:
Earth's atmosphere has been puffing up in response
to increasing levels of UV radiation from sunspots.
This is good news for satellite operators, because
a puffed up atmosphere helps clean up low-Earth
orbit. "The number of cataloged debris in Earth
orbit actually decreased during 2011," reports
Nick Johnson in NASA's Orbital Debris Quarterly newsletter.
"Even though only 6% of the total
3218 cataloged debris from the ill-advised engagement
had reentered by the end of 2011, half of
these debris fell out of orbit in the past 12 months,"
he points out. "Likewise, many debris from
the 2009 accidental collision of Cosmos 2251 and
Iridium 33 are accelerating their departure from
Earth orbit. In the absence of a new major satellite
breakup, the overall orbital debris population should
continue to decrease during 2012 and 2013."
Seriously, I have no idea what "ill-advised engagement" is referring too... Almost like a term that could be used for someone getting drunk at a party and doing something they can regret later...
A strong meteor rain was in China - photo
hainanwel.com News, 22nd February 2012
The newspaper "News of Shenzhen" in Chinese today announced, that in the Chinese province of Qinghai was a strong meteor rain, during which on the land fell a several dozen meteorites, the largest of which reached a weight of 12.5 kg (see the photo at the top of this article). It is reported, that the local residents heard two loud explosions in the sky and then saw the traces of fire falling meteorites. While the investigated area is only about a few square kilometers, scientists may be able to find more meteorites in this place.
Comment: Seriously, it was no very long ago (see archives), where authorities were telling us that meteors were quite rare occurences and now a few years later, it's raining meteors. I have now given up keeping track of meteor events unless they are spectacular.... The photo here is a large chunk too...
Extraterrestrial Life Is A Censored Subject Says Famous Professor
Message To Eagles, 18th February 2012
It is not often scientists are willing to openly discuss the possibility of extraterrestrial life. According to a famous astronomy professor there is a reason why a majority of scientists avoid the subject - it is censored!
Even though the general public embraces ideas of extraterrestrial life, science is expected to shun this subject no matter how strong the evidence, albeit through a conspiracy of silence.
It is an unwritten doctrine of science that extraterrestrial life could not exist in our immediate vicinity, or, that if such life did exist, it could not have a connection with Earth.
Professor N. Chandra Wickramasinghe was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January 20, 1939.
He studied astrophysics at Cambridge, where he was a student of Hoyle's. [...]
The Universe will always have its last say. [Yep, especially now that the planet is being invaded...]
Comment: But of course.... On May 10, 1971, the noted British Astrophysicist and Astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle (deceased) who had a close working relationship with Wickramasinghe, called a news conference and made the following, startling announcement:
“Human beings are simply pawns in a great game, being played by alien minds, which control mankind’s every move.
I read this quote at least 10 years ago but it was like water off a duck's back, because I knew nothing about the existence of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Sir Fred Hoyle like many others (some who have written science 'fiction' books...) believed that some of these entities are manipulating humanity and there is a possibilty that some of them have, but I strongly maintain that we are talking about a massive Shadow Biosphere with a wide variety of characteristics. Regardless, nowadays, the existence of 'alien' lifeforms is commonplace, but as usual, few are thinking.... I found the following just a few days ago and I was shocked after the recent furore re arsenic based life, see archives....
“These alien minds come from another universe, one with five dimensions. Their laws of chemistry and physics are completely different from ours. They have learned to shatter the TIME/SPACE barriers that restrict us.
These super-intelligent entities are so different from us that to apprehend them or to describe them in human terms, is impossible.
These entities seem to be totally free from any such physical restrictions as bodies, and they are more like pure intelligence.
They seem to have the ability to be almost anywhere in the universe in a matter of seconds.
These aliens are everywhere—in the sky, on the sea, on earth. They have been here for countless eons and they have probably controlled the evolution of Homosapiens. All of what man has built and become was accomplished because of the ‘tinkering’ of these intelligent forces.
Professor Hoyle went on to say: “The only reason that I have called this press conference is that no Government on earth would release this information. All Governments fear panic among their people and think that if people knew the truth and knew some alien intelligent force and power is controlling them, that the people would no longer listen to or obey their government.”
Source: Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs & also media reports.
Sign of the apocalypse: blood waterfalls
Bad Astronomy Discovery Blog, March 2nd, 2010
That is a part of Taylor Glacier, specifically the Blood Falls, located in the dry valleys of Antarctica. Apparently, a lake was covered by the glacier about 2 million years ago, trapping the microbial life inside. They have evolved independently of outside life for all that time, and were discovered due to a few leaks from under the glacier.
The water coming out is red due to iron, and is incredibly salty with almost no oxygen in it. The microbes — 17 different kinds have been found there — must use sulfur as a catalyst instead of oxygen, which has never been seen before.
It’s always surprising when an entirely alien ecosystem is found on Earth.
Comment:So, 3.43 billion years old microfossils that are sulphur-based, living off and metabolising compounds containing sulphur rather than oxygen for energy and growth is OK. 2 million year old LIVE microbial life 17 different kinds found on Earth, that use sulfur as a catalyst instead of oxygen, which has never been seen before is OK, but LIVE arsenic-based life in Mono Lake is not allowed... I just don't get it at all... Alien life is alien life, don't you agree?
Quote of the Week:
“The Earth will soon be swept by extraordinary rapid waves of Cosmic Electricity.” From the prophecy of Peter Deunov, 1944
Four injured as helicopter breaks up landing in Brazil
BBC News, 24th February 2012 Do not miss watching this!
"Officials believe the helicopter experienced ground resonance, which happens when the rotor is working while the helicopter is on a level surface."
Hmmmm.... Looks like the helicopter landed at a vortex point when energies were in some major flux... I don't see there is any other explanation...
Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist
He is regarded as the most famous atheist in the world but last night Professor Richard Dawkins admitted he could not be sure that God does not exist.
The Telegraph, 24th February 2012
WTH? I reckon the New Energies are getting to Dawkins, he is a thinker and his brain is morphing.... LOL!
BTW, the conversation here is very strange...
Two-Headed Trout Causes Controversy In Idaho (PHOTO)
Huffington Post, 23rd February 2012
Power failure forces reactor shutdown at Brunswick plant
Star News Online, 23rd February 2012
Crop circles, Alpine style: Artist creates incredible impression with his giant patterns in the snow
Daily Mail, 23rd February 2012
VIDEO: Puna area on Hawaii Island shaken by mysterious force
Civil Defense says a number of agencies have no explanation for “quake” before 9 a.m.
Big Island, 22nd February 2012
New Flying Manta Ray Sighting - Lynchburg, VA
Natural Plane, 22nd February 2012
See archives for historical info on these strange sightings. I believe they are an interdimensional lifeform and of course, they are now appearing more often...
Thursday's "Moment of Zen": 'The Global Brain'
Daily Galaxy, 22nd February 2012
Well, this presentation sounds great but it is a far cry from my own experiences....(imagine lots of dots....) Anyway, I thought I would be positive and spare you my grief, but I am still desperately hoping for some quality in my life... surely, there must be someone somewhere...
Spectacularly bright object in Andromeda caused by 'normal' black hole
PhysOrg.com, 23rd February 2012
More contradictions by backtracking astronomers...
Weird 'Light Ball' UFO Mystifies Deutschland (Video)
Gather News, 22nd February 2012
This video is awesome. It just makes you wonder what is going to happen when one day the penny drops that the planet is being 'invaded' by another lifeform....
Satellite captures enormous 90-mile-wide storm that's UNDERWATER
Daily Mail, 21st February 2012
The Canyon Fire On The Sun May Spark Geomagnetic Storm On Earth
spaceweather.com, 25th February 2012
INCOMING CME: Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say a coronal mass ejection (CME) will hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 26th at 13:30 UT (+/- 7 hr). The impact could spark a G2-class geomagnetic storm. Aurora alerts: text, voice.
CANYON OF FIRE: A magnetic filament snaking over the sun's northeastern limb rose up and erupted during the early hours of Feb. 24th. The eruption split the sun's atmosphere creating a "canyon of fire," shown here in a movie captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory:
The glowing walls of the canyon are
formed in a process closely related to that of arcade
loops, which appear after many solar flares.
Stretching more than 400,000 km from end to end,
the structure traces the original channel where
the filament was suspended by magnetic forces above
the stellar surface.
As erupting magnetic filaments often
do, this one launched a coronal mass ejection (CME)
into space. The Solar and Heliospheric Observary
recorded the expanding cloud: movie.
At first this CME did not appear heading for Earth.
However, a new analysis by forecasters at the Goddard
Space Weather Lab shows that the cloud will indeed
hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 26th at 13:30
UT (+/- 7 hr): animated
forecast track. Geomagnetic storms are possible
when the CME arrives.
Comment: I was interested in this example of solar scientists changing their mind about where a CME was headed...
BREAKING: Gleick Confesses
WUWT News, 20th February 2012
UPDATE51: 7:15PM 2/24 According to the San Jose Mercury News, Dr. Gleick has requested a leave of absence from the Pacific Institute – details here
UPDATE50: 5:00PM 2/24 Quote of the week – from Scientific American, a comment on “The Cause” as we saw in CG2 emails
UPDATE49: 3:23PM 2/24 Dr. Judith Curry posts a “bombshell” on her website saying: With virtually no effort on my part (beyond reading an email, cutting and pasting into the blog post), I have uncovered “juicier stuff” about Heartland than anything Gleick uncovered.
Comment: We now have a big storm in a big teacup... Yes, I have been missing the Heartland drama over at WUWT, but now that they have found the culprit and it has caused such a furore, I have decided to comment on the deeper significance. Please understand that world controllers are not stupid. They have access to information from a Tier 1 elite of scientists whereas most people only have access to information coming from Tier 2 - 4 and it is vastly inferior. If Tier 2/3 find anything of great importance, they are either invited into Tier 1 or their research is supressed and their funding is cut. Now, world controllers must have known since the 1960s that things were changing in our local stellar environment and plans were made for how they could take advantage of this scenario. Remember knowledge is power and these are people with no ethics. The global warming fantasy and the plans for the removal of carbon dioxide is just a very basic mentality of let's make money and it has failed miserably because too many people refused to cooperate with the nonsense. (Please note: there is a more esoteric reason for removing CO2 from the environment and most people will be shocked when the sky eventually lights up... there will be no hiding the truth then...) Now, the problem is that there is no Plan B, space weather is causing a major headache and so there are 'disaster' plans to geoengineer the planet. It is most likely that someone like Gleick, who is highly educated
and not stupid [I have changed my mind, see below] thinks that people must be forced to believe in global warming and forced to pay taxes to enforce geoenginneering to save the planet. However, those interested in reality must translate this as the panic of those who refuse to go with the cosmic flow and instead to prefer maintaining the status quo for the elite. Seriously, these people really think they can battle the cosmos.... This act of deception by Peter Gleick is symptomatic of the desperation that some 'informed' people feel. The whole world's current technological infrastructure is under threat because there is a refusal by world powers to change how we do business on this planet. Currently, any change is in order to maintain the status quo and that is not really good enough. Whether these people realise it or not, cosmic forces are here to inspect, do maintenance and "upgrade" this part of the cosmos, we have to cooperate.
Gleick and America’s Dumbest Criminals
Climate Audit, 25th February 2012
"The newest entrant into the hallowed ranks of America’s Dumbest Criminals is surely Peter Gleick, MacArthur Genius. Gleick, who fancied himself the scourge of climate skeptics and imagined that Heartland’s climate program was funded by fossil fuel corporations and the Koch brothers, managed to trick a Heartland administrator and obtain confidential financial information by fraudulently impersonating a Heartland director. But the actual documents didn’t show that Gleick was feared by Heartland. Nor was even he mentioned. Nor did the documents show that Heartland’s climate program was funded by fossil fuel corporations or the Koch brothers.
So Gleick forged a document placing himself as Heartland’s nemesis, garnering the recognition and praise from Andy Revkin and others that he so desired."
Yes, that is right, the moron forged a document and put his own name on it so that he could get some kudos from his friends.... how dumb is that? In the comments, we have a reminder about stupidity here and it is something I think about a lot because I have come across people who are so stupid that the concept of being involved with these people is something that terrifies me...
1st Law: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
2nd Law: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
3rd Law: A stupid person is a person who caused losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
4th Law: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that (at all times and places and under any circumstances) to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
5th Law: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.
Basically, this is where I have gone wrong, I have totally underestimated just how stupid some people are. So not recognising stupidity or recognising stupidity and not getting involved also seems to make you stupid too.... you can't win... stupid rules, see previous articles...
The fireballs of February
PhysOrg.com, 23rd February 2012
[...] "This month, some big space rocks have been hitting Earth's atmosphere," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "There have been five or six notable fireballs that might have dropped meteorites around the United States."
It’s not the number of fireballs that has researchers puzzled. So far, fireball counts in February 2012 are about normal. Instead, it's the appearance and trajectory of the fireballs that sets them apart.
"These fireballs are particularly slow and penetrating," explains meteor expert Peter Brown, a physics professor at the University of Western Ontario. "They hit the top of the atmosphere moving slower than 15 km/s, decelerate rapidly, and make it to within 50 km of Earth’s surface."
Comment: Hmmm... the issue is the slowness of these meteors and how far they are penetrating into our atmosphere... I personally don't think these are rocks, I think we are seeing clumps of plasma, sparks of cosmic consciousness... If you check the archives, there is even an amazing eye witness account of astronomers thinking they were going to get hit and the thing just disappears without a trace, not even a bang... Meterologists have been calling them heavenly phenomenon which is cute...
The Fireballs of February
NASA Science News, 22nd February 2012
With unexplained strength, grandson lifts car off man
Monroe News, 23rd February 2012
When the car slipped off the blocks and fell on top of 74-year-old Ernie Monhollen, he figured the end was coming.
"I knew I was gone," Mr. Monhollen said. "If I would have been there by myself, I would have died. I know it."
But he wasn't alone. With him was his 15-year-old grandson Austin Smith, who found the strength to lift up that Buick and allow the man he calls "Papa" to crawl out. His injuries were severe, but he was alive.
"It happened very fast," said Austin, a freshman at Ida High School. "I just reacted. There was nothing else I could do."
Comment: I know someone who tells the story of working under a car when the jack slipped and he managed to push the car off himself and survived, so I know that these extraordinary feats can be achieved when people are frightened... I believe that emotion is directly related to the ability to do incredible feats but it is also linked to telepathy and psychokinesis, as scientists know from studying extraordinary individuals.
Strange Sounds in Missoula: My Ear-witness Account.
Zoo FM, 20th February 2012
[...] I was indeed the person who filmed the evidence. It was yesterday, Saturday, Feb 18th around 12:40pm in the Hellgate Elementary School playground. I was taking my daughter out for her daily exercise (the same girl you see in the distance in the video) along with my dog. I started to hear the sounds early on in our little adventure and the first time it was heard my dog perked her ears up and my daughter stopped in her tracks. That sound was identical to the one I had taped later, and lasted just as long. Now since I’ve been following this worldwide strange sounds phenomenon for some time, the whole “End of the world” thing popped instantly into my head. What if this was one of those sounds? I had my phone ready to capture the next one just in case. Sure enough, five minutes later the sound had returned. This second sound was captured but I never released this video only because I kept yelling for my daughter to come closer, and honestly I didn’t want the public to be hearing her name for privacy reasons. Perhaps I’ll bleep out her name and upload that one someday too.
Comment: This video has been floating around the internet for a few days. I saw the video first before I saw the write-up and now I am not sure what to believe... My initial reponse was this was fake, fake, fake but it could have been a truly 'local' event so I am thinking there needs to be some independent verification and I don't have time to check. The issue is this sound is just too musical, and the person who made the video is another DJ at a radio station. The video starts off 'normal' and then goes orchestral... and reminds me of trippy New Age music.... it has provoked a lot of discussion fake or not... People are not too thrilled with the name Hellgate either...
Strange sound in Kiev, Ukraine - 22nd February 2012
YouTube, 22nd February 2012
I think this is interesting because we get sounds heard indoors and then we get the drama of the ear-witness running downstairs to hear the same sounds outdoors...
Mysterious night time noise plagues Derry [Ireland]
Derry Journal, 22nd February 2012
Cosmic Buckyball Particle 'Factory' Discovered
Discovery News, 22nd February 2012
For the first time, "buckyballs" have been discovered in the cosmos in a solid form.
Until now, the only evidence in space for the bizarre little hollow balls of carbon atoms have been in interstellar gases, but with the help of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered buckyballs accumulating and stacking atop one another to form solid particles.
Buckyballs are a nickname for buckminsterfullerines, a geodesic molecular ordering of 60 carbon atoms that resemble the domes designed by American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Apart from buckyballs that have a curious soccer ball-like shape, the wider family of fullerines are candidates for many industrial applications, from being a superconducting material to hardening body armor. On Earth, buckyballs are found in soot -- the carbon-rich residue that remains after a material has combusted. When they become a solid in the bottom of a test tube, buckminsterfullerines take on a brown "goo-like" form.
Comment: What is interesting to me is that when I was working on someone's energy field, the energy I saw was golden and globular -- large globes like nothing I have ever seen described anywhere -- I was shocked because these were NOT particle sized, I don't even have a scientific reference for what I saw (but maybe giant sized Q-balls) and no metaphysical references either. Hence this article is of great interest...
Magical Long-Exposure Firefly Photos Go Viral
Wired News, 21st February 2012
Tsuneaki Hiramatsu knew something was up. It was the end of December and his amateur photo blog had suddenly jumped from a handful of visitors a day to thousands. The telephone customer service agent and hobby photographer was surprised.
“I was like, what happened?!” says the 35-year-old Hiramatsu, who lives in Okayama City, Japan.
What happened was that Hiramatsu’s long exposure and time-lapse photos of Japanese fireflies had started to go viral. Someone, somewhere, had re-posted his photos and they were spreading across the blogosphere like wildfire.
On Dec. 18, the photos appeared on a Tumblr blog call
Earth, solar wind and fire: Northern lights and molten lava come together in landscape that could be out of this world
Daily Mail, 21st February 2012
“Unthinkable”: Reports surfacing of radioactive sheep in parts of Norway containing 4,000 Bq/kg
Energy News, 21st February 2012
Today, reports have surfaced that some sheep in certain parts of Norway contain 4,000 Becquerel per kilo of meat, almost six times higher than recommended by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) officials.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s Magnar Grudt tells NRK, “It’s way above the allowed limit for meat trading. 600 Becquerel per kilo is the maximum permitted for sheep.” [...]
” [...] we never thought we would still be measuring radioactivity in sheep today. It’s unthinkable.
Comment: There are days where I dread going to this website to find the latest atrocities, but I am wondering if the lamb 'virus' in the UK is not really a virus but the deaths are due to radiation exposure...
Incurable Virus Killing Thousands Of Lambs
Yahoo News, 16th February 2012
Telegraph: US gov’t was secretly planning to evacuate 90,000 citizens from Japan — Fukushima 50 forbidden from speaking publicly — Terrified of agonising death from radiation poisoning — New BBC doc Thursday
Energy News, 19th February 2012
Follow the links to the original story but talk of the bravery of the Fukushima 50 saving the day is rather strange. I think what happened was that the media fooled people into thinking that Fukushima Daini was Fukushima Daichi, just look at the pictures...
Half-human creatures: What is going on?
Pravda News, 20th February 2012
Half-human creatures: What is going on?.
Now, Nigeria. Another half-human creature is born to a sheep. Thousands of onlookers flocked to see the creature at the Fakon Idi Veterinary Clinic...but what is going on? This is but the latest in a series of half-human creatures born across the globe. Some have suspicions that alien experimentation is at work...
The picture is from Nigeria's Daily Sun and it is clear that the creature is some kind of a mysterious mutant. The large crowd that gathered was demanding that the owner of the beast explained what had happened, suspicious that he had been having relations with the animal and that a half man-child had been born.
Comment: I started reporting a few of these and then stopped.... I have explained that morphogenetic templates are getting mixed up and we have had some really bizarre examples like: a piglet with a monkey head; chicken with ducks feet and duck with chicken feet etc, (see archives). Yet, this is minor compare to half human hybrids.... Of course, there are now lots of sheep dying and presumably that is due to the heavy radiation from Fukushima, but so far there are no details of how many of these creatures are badly deformed.... Then of course there are humans that like to have liasons with animals.... There seems to be more and more stories, even this week someone in Canada is campaigning to make it legal.... See latest here. If you have not heard the Bed Intruder Song, a YouTube hilarious hit then watch it, but there is a serious side that people are going crazy... In a country where you will be killed for these kind of misdemeanors, I would be amazed if it was the farmer, maybe someone because you never know....
Lights In Homestead Sky? Not UFOs, Just The Army
CBS Miami News, 20th February 2012
HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – They dripped from the sky over Homestead Air Reserve Base at twilight, tiny lights falling to the ground in formation. They looked strange enough to prompt some callers to CBS4 asking about UFOs, but apparently the lights had nothing to do with little green men.
The lights were clearly visible from Florida’s Turnpike Extension and other points around Homestead. At least one enterprising photographer captured them with his cellphone, which showed the lights high up in the sky, and slowly dropping in formation until they could no longer be seen
Comment: Well, it seems we have a debunking 'fest' going on in the United States and this time we have the Golden Knights invoked.... If you watch the video, right at the beginning the lights are in the shape of a question mark and that makes this video even funnier... Seriously, if these were the Golden Knights where are the parachutes and the magnesium flares? Why are these guys jumping so close together? Why does one of the lights move sideways when the others are just floating downwards at a steady pace? Note: the video has the obligatory shocked eye witness SERIOUS profanity/swearing. It also makes me wonder whether the increase in mass sightings is related to the recent geomagnetic activity... Btw, I have touched up this image icon with white to make the light pattern easier to see.
UFO claims debunked; lights in Carmel sky explained
LoHud.com News, 20th February 2012
A family’s touching memorial for a fallen loved one Saturday night may have led some drivers to think they’d had a close encounter with the third kind.
Among those who witnessed unusual lights was David Murphy, a 53-year-old contractor from Carmel who said he’s the kind of guy who notices things. So when something didn’t seem right about the night sky over Carmel on Saturday, he noticed.
Murphy was driving home with his 7-year-old daughter at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday when unusual lights in the sky caught his eye. At first he thought reflections from the surface of the West Branch Reservoir [...]
“The lights were beautiful,” Altomare said. “Absolutely gorgeous.”
Comment: According to anomalist.com, "The newspaper's article, posted yesterday, entitled "Lights In The Night Sky Over Carmel Prompt UFO Questions," which suggested the return of the Hudson Valley UFO from the mid-1980s, turns into a debunking article today with the revised headline. The 20 or so UFOs that motorists had pulled over on the side of the road to see were most likely balloon lanterns released into the sky by a family in honor of their son, who died in January of 2011 as a result of injuries he suffered in a car crash." Since when have Americans been setting off Chinese lanterns after funerals? The tradition of those in asian countries is to release lanterns as a symbol of hope and prayer and are mostly associated with annual celebrations... The excuse that people are setting off Chinese lanterns to celebrate deaths is also being used in the UK too and I think it is in very bad taste. Chinese lanterns cannot be compared to star-like orbs that are truly very beautiful to behold, but there are many other types seen up close by eye witnesses and scientists and have been described as various different types of plasmas, see archives.
Excited Young People Film Strange Aerial Phenomenon In Oroville, CA.
abovetopsecret.com, 20th February 2012
"Why would a plane flying AWAY from their location have bright landing lights?"
I generally don't normally link to ATS but we have a lot of discussion about a 18 minute video, with all the usual debunking comments and some interesting observations. Note: SERIOUS profanity/swearing warning from the eye witnesses who are two young ladies taking the video. Obviously, they are not convinced these are airplanes and helicopters and if they are not deaf, they will have known that immediately.
Earth Lights Under Fire: Getting to the Bottom of the Mystery
Mysterious Universe, 17th February 2012
"The appear as if by magic–strange hovering lights above the horizon–that are mostly white, but often varying in color. What are they? Are these will o’ the wisp, or are they strange, intelligently controlled craft from another realm? Perhaps they are neither… or perhaps they are both. While we have various cultural names for these so-called “earth lights,” we have yet to find remarkably consistent scientific terms within which we can really seek to understand the phenomenon."
Obviously, this person has not bothered to go looking for scientific research or else she would quickly come up with old and new information about Earthlights and those scientists who have been researching them for decades, as well as the top quality research at Hessdalen, Norway with associated research papers and documentaries, see archives.
Alien Sightings! UFOs Have a Base Under Volcano in Mexico? [VIDEO]
International Business Times, 20th February 2012
The researchers at the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are confident that contact with intelligent alien civilizations may soon be a reality.
A senior astronomer at the organisation, Seth Shostak, in a research paper published five years ago, pointed out humans would soon realise the existence of other life forms existing within our universe, inside a span of 20 years.
Comment: I am always interested in those who are awake enough to realise that we are not the only lifeform in the universe, but there is a serious problem with this article. It seems the author thinks the final card will be played at the end of 2012.... As far as I am concerned, that would be truly apocalyptic, but not for the reasons intended... Incidentally, so what if another lifeform likes volcanoes, who exactly is going to stop them taking up residence?
STRANGE VERY BRIGHT LIGHT DURING SAKURAJIMA VOLCANO ERUPTION JAPAN 19TH FEBRUARY
YouTube, 19th February 2012
I don't have time to check, but there is something similar already in the archives...
International disaster training drill simulates 8.0 earthquake hitting Mexico and unleashing volcanic firestorm
Extinction Protocol, 17th February 2012
February 17, 2012 – SAN DIEGO - Don’t call us paranoid, but why is the world suddenly having so many disaster simulation drills? Besides the New Madrid quake drill in the U.S, the latest exercise involves several nations and is hosted by San Diego State University. Exercise 24 (X24) Mexico is the third iteration of a primarily virtual, open-invitation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise with real-world functional components that is hosted by San Diego State University’s “Immersive Visualization Center” (VizCenter). Public Event kicks-off February 08-09, 2012 at 8:00am PST -Hosted by San Diego State University Immersive Visualization Center.
Comment: There was even major earthquake disaster drills in the UK (see archives) and the UK does not even get major earthquakes so presumably someone somewhere thinks they are coming.... See the archives for a report from a UK government sponsored agency that warned there will be more disasters in the future. Despite the refusal to explain this properly, it is a fact that our planet is now energetically quite unstable as there is an obvious inflow and outgoing of cosmic and terrestrial energies that I have termed the Planetary Refresh and the process is accelerating. Change requires energy and that energy is coming from space!
Governments must prepare for more mega-disasters - UK
News.com.au, 28th March 2011
"A BRITISH government report says major disasters like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami or Pakistan's floods are likely to become more frequent and global governments must prepare for an uncertain future."
On the trail of powerful explosions reported in Russia?
Extinction Protocol, 15th February 2012
February 15, 2012 – RUSSIA - As reported the Geophysical Service of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences- two unusually powerful explosions occurred in the last few days in the south of Western Siberia, a few dozen kilometers of the town of Belovo, Kemerovo Region, Russia.
The first explosion took place February 9, 2012 at 20:30 pm, the explosion was such a huge force, that the inhabitants of cities Belovo Prokopevsk, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo felt such powerful tremors of the earth, which in many apartments the furniture were falling, many residents were in the panic, ran into the street, thinking that this is an earthquake,
but according to the Geophysical Service of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, that have been published already after a few minutes after these shocks- Russian Academy of Sciences excluded the possibility of an earthquake, as an explosion occurred on the surface of the earth, the force was M3.6 on the Richter scale. After this – at February 12, 2012 was another explosion, a little weaker, than the previous explosion,
and the Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences also noted, that it was an explosion but was not an earthquake and this explosion occurred exactly at the same place (the copy of the report message of Geophysical Service of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences can be viewed at the top of this article).
Comment: Now we are getting strange explosions? OK, I only came across the 1944 prophecy of Peter Deunov about 3 weeks ago and someone who has watched my Delft Evening Lecture sent me a different link. Since it mentions "terrible explosions will resound in numerous regions of the earth" and now there is concern about dust exploding, I think it would be remiss of me not to point out that genuine sources many many decades ago told us what to expect. Yes, some sources have told us that it will not be as bad as it could be because the EM grids of the planet have been reset so we just have to hope that we do not get worse case scenario because based on the geological record and ancient text, the worse case is terrible... Yet, I think this is quite clear: "The earth will soon be swept by extraordinary rapid waves of Cosmic Electricity." Yep, that is crystal clear and that is why the UK & US governments announced in June 2011, that when we get powerful geomagnetic storm conditions, they are now prepared to play Russian roulette with the Sun and take down the national power grids at a moments notice... see archives for details.
Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page
WUWT, 19th February 2012
I have been compiling a summary of all potential climatic variables in order to build a conceptual map of Earth’s climate system. The goals of this exercise include; To gain a bigger picture understanding and perspective of Earth’s climate system. To demonstrate that Earth’s climate system is a ridiculously complex, continually evolving and sometimes chaotic beast, with the plethora of variables, many interdependencies and an array of feedbacks, both positive and negative. To highlight the challenges associated with accurately measuring the current state, modeling it and predicting the trajectory and likely future state of Earth’s climate system many decades into the future. To build the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page. To lay the conceptual groundwork for the WUWT Primary Climatic Variables Reference Page.
As such, I am pleased to introduce the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page.
Comment: This is mainly for reference and I suppose I need to go through all the links but I have found 382 on this page and that is a frightening prospect.... The main thing is to point out whether those New Agers who have the nerve to tell people that the Earth will stop rotating and spin the other way, have checked their facts and as you can see, there are a huge number of facts to check... Actually, this listing provides 113 links for the Eart'hs Orbital rotation & Orbital Energy, Orbital Period, Elliptical Orbits (Eccentricity), Tilt (Obliquity) and Wobble (Axial precession); which I suppose is manageable, for those who are prepared to do some work...
Coal and petroleum created throughout the universe, study finds
Evolutionary Leaps, 18th February 2012
New discovery validates my theories.
“Carbon Rain.” That’s the title of chapter 12 in Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps, wherein I propose that carbon rains from the sky at extinctions. That’s why we find dinosaurs buried in coal. And that’s why we find oil on Saturn’s moon Titan.
Now comes this controversial study published in the journal Nature on 27 Oct 2011.
“An analysis of the spectral emissions from distant stars suggests that compounds of unexpected complexity – some resembling coal and petroleum – exist throughout the universe and are being made by stars,” says writer Kate Melville.
By analyzing the emissions of star dust formed in exploding stars, scientists have found that “stars are making these complex organic compounds in time frames of only weeks.”
Not through some long, drawn-out process taking thousands of years, mind you, but in a mere matter of weeks!
Comment: Ouch! I think it is bad enough that some maverick scientists say that hydrocarbons are manufactured in comet tails but this is far worse.... Scientists saying that “stars are making these complex organic compounds in time frames of only weeks.” I presume that complex molecules are being made in the atmosphere's of certain stars but somehow electromagnetic forces are ejecting this material, in a similar fashion to coronal mass ejections... I imagine that this piece of news will be completely ignored by mainstream astronomers already reeling from the evidence that the universe is not a quiet sedate place ruled by gravity alone, neither does it obey other central cosmological theories too...
Bolivia: Government Responds to UFO Information Request
Inexplicata, 17th February 2012
THE BOLIVIAN GOVERNMENT REPORTS ON UFO FLY-OVERS OF ITS AIRSPACE
Dear Mr. Salazar,
We have carefully read through your request for information that the Bolivian Air Force might provide you with regard to Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).
I must admit that this subject, given its characteristics, is not one that receives any official treatment from any agency of the Bolivian government, even while the subject is well-known and a source of reports, particularly in the press. As a consequence of your request, it was learned that a number of blogs are in existence and provide information on this subject. However, it is up to you to weigh the quality and veracity of the information you may glean from them. [...]
It is clear that governments still avoid the subject of unidentified flying objects. This does not mean, however, that there aren’t official documents, reports from pilots, air traffic controllers and thousands of witnesses that have reported encounters between air force aircraft and unidentified flying objects.
Comment: This is a very strange response! Maybe, because it's not a flat out denial, the correspondent is told to check out eye witness reports held on blogs by highly reputable ufologists and then told to use their own judgement! I don't know what to say.... LOL!
Are these mysterious UFOs extraterrestrials in the Rainford night sky?
St Helens Star, 16th February 2012
California Seismologist Testifies against Scientists in Italy Quake Manslaughter Trial
Scientific American, 16th February 2012
The courthouse in L’Aquila, Italy, on February 15 hosted a highly anticipated hearing in the trial of six seismologists and one government official indicted for manslaughter over their reassurances to the public ahead of a deadly earthquake in 2009 (see "Scientists face trial over earthquake deaths" and "Scientists on trial: At fault?"). During the hearing, the former head of the Italian Department of Civil Protection turned from key witness into defendant, and a seismologist from California criticized Italy’s top earthquake experts.
All those indicted took part in a meeting held in L’Aquila on March 30, 2009, during which they were asked to assess the risk of a major earthquake in view of the many shocks that had hit the city in the previous months. After the meeting, Bernardo De Bernardinis, deputy head of the Department of Civil Protection, said to the press: "The scientific community tells me there is no danger because there is an ongoing discharge of energy," a statement that most seismologists consider to be scientifically incorrect.
Comment: I can't believe this has gone to trial... Though, it is interesting that there was a heavy discharge of energy and it was ignored.... This is called a seismic 'precursor signal' and I have commented many times about this particular energy... We also find out the name of the hero who tried to warn: "Giampaolo Giuliani—a laboratory technician and amateur seismologist who was alarming the population with claims that a major shock was coming" the article forgets to mention that Giampaolo Giuliani was arrested for trying to make a difference...
UFO over Mexico City's International Airport - December 2011
Latest UFO Sightings, 15th February 2012
"On 25th December 2011 at dawn, air controllers in Mexico City's International Airport saw a huge object passing over the landing strip."
Comment: This is another Jaime Maussan report and it seems UAPs are becoming a real nuisance at this particular airport.... My theory is that airports and military facilities are located at natural vortexes or portals to aid communication which was OK when the energy levels were far lower on the planet. But now that Earth is becoming a high energy plasma environment and Tom, Dick and Harry can see plasma entities even without radar and infra-red night vision equipment etc, this is now a major problem for the authorities who can do nothing about this. Our cosmic nieghbours use the electromagnetic energy grid of this planet for travel and seem to go into the planet where the energy levels are the highest... Hence people have even filmed these things disappearing into the ground... see archives. I did not know about the big incident in China on the 6th January 2012 either at another airport. I think at some point in the future my theory that airports are based at vortexes will be proven correct, we already have stories of extreme electric fields cracking windshields whilst planes are on the tarmac at airports and other problems where they have had to suspend operations due to space weather.
A small, stone ‘car’ was among discoveries made in 2011, in the Kiziltepe district of Mardin province in eastern Turkey
Datelinezero, 14th February 2012
The “toy car” is on display alongside toy dolls and whistles — all made out of stone — at the Mardin Museum [map]. Archaeologist Mesut Alp reports that the toy car is at least 7,500 years old — dating back to the late Stone Age.
When speaking with the Cihan news agency and reporters with Todays Zaman, Alp insisted that the item is a toy car.
Culture and Tourism Director of Mardin, Davut Beliktay, confirmed that the exhibit piece as a 7,500-year-old toy car.
Beliktay said that the car is “like a copy” of cars today; adding that it also resembles a tractor. However, he didn’t explain how a toy car could be 7,500 years old.
Comment: The comments are cute here...
Space Weather and its implications for Planet Earth
The Truth Behind The Scenes, 13th February 2012
For a long time we believed that we lived in a gravity driven universe. We do not, according to Susan Joy Rennison and many other in the meantime, we live in an Electromagnetic Universe.
At this time thousands of scientists are studying the behavior of the Sun to predict Space Weather. Plasma and particle bursts can disrupt and have disrupted satellites, high frequency radio communications, GPS, power grids etc. and more is coming looking at the rather turbulent life our Sun is presently leading.
Susan Joy Rennison will discuss the latest press releases from NASA and ESA and other books and articles published since she wrote her book Tuning the Diamonds in 2006. Since then many of her ideas became reality as Space Weather is becoming more and more an issue in everyday life.
Comment: I am in the news! Thanks C, for the link.
Food project proposes Matrix-style vertical chicken farms
Wired News, 15th February 2012
Seriously, this has to be a joke right?
Beirut River mysteriously turns blood red [Video!]
Extinction Protocol News, 16th February 2012
Pillow talk: The woman who texts in her sleep
Daily Mail, 16th February 2012
I suppose this is a variation on sleep walking, but maybe a bit more involved...
Environment Ministry Launches Probe as Beirut River Turns Red
Naharnet News, 16th February 2012
I am paying attention to these stories of rivers turning bright green and red because I think the cause is environmental.
Water spout spotted over Auckland [NZ]
The Telegraph, 15th February 2012
Insurance firms reject Zurich quake claims
The Local News, 14th February 2012
Dust Causes Explosions, And Apparently Nanodust Causes Mega-Explosions
Popular Science, 15th February 2012
Along with annoyingly adhering to your TV screen and tabletops, dust can be a deadly material, exploding with enormously destructive force in places like coal mines, sugar refineries and grain silos. The explosive properties of normal dust are pretty well known, but what about non-traditional dust? Not all dusts are created equal — and dust derived from the materials of the future could present a very different type of danger.
Led by S. Morgan Worsfold of Dalhousie University in Halifax, a team of researchers from Canada and Norway set out to determine these properties. They surveyed the fairly small body of published research on blowing up nanoparticles, flocculent materials — fluffy synthetic stuff — and hybrid dust mixtures, which they define as any dust with an added liquid or gas. [...]
The researchers say much more study is needed to understand the explosivity of these different dusts, especially nanodust, as nanotechnology grows ever more prevalent. Their paper appears in the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
Comment: My immediate reaction is whether there is some panic at high levels about the amount of cosmic dust coming into our atmosphere and whether it is combustible.... Maybe a few minds are becoming more focused because we are already experiencing extreme high energy events called Terrestrial Gamma Rays Flashes that scientists had only previously associated with the most extreme environments in the universe, like black holes and supernovae. Now, scientists estimate there are about 500 terrestrial gamma ray flashes occuring per day in Earth's atmosphere above the thunderstorms around Earth and they have no idea what the hell is going on, see archives for info... Is the cause dust, dust, glorious dust? I even wonder whether these people have read Robert Felix's book Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps, seriously, this is a real gem and enough to get certain people's juices flowing... especially the bit about nuclear reactions in the atmosphere when the magnetic field drops really low... which makes me wonder if what we are seeing now is part of the same cosmic springcleaning that is a little less drastic... Whatever, we should all be grateful because the geological record tells us that things could be far worse....read the book...
Auroras over the USA AGAIN!
spaceweather.com, 19th February 2012
AURORAS OVER THE USA: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the waning hours of Saturday, Feb. 18th. Although the stream was expected, the bright auroras it produced were not. Northern Lights spilled across the Canadian border into several US states including Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, and Minnesota:
Travis Novitsky took this picture from Grand Portage, MN. "Last night, my girlfriend and I were just settling in to watch a movie when the auroras made a surprise appearance," he says. "A quick look out the back door of my house revealed that, yes indeed, the lights were out! We jumped in the truck and drove a few miles inland from Lake Superior. For the next hour and a half we were treated to a green glow peppered with dancing curtains of green, purple and red. It was a spectacular night."
In Fairbanks, Alaska, "the auroras were so bright they drew a crowd on my street," reports Brandon Lovett. At the Poker Flats Research Range outside of Fairbanks, researchers launched a suborbital rocket to investigate how auroras affect GPS systems. Lovett could see the rocket soaring into the heavens from more than 20 miles away.
This episode might have been amplified by the action of a co-rotating interaction region or "CIR." CIRs are transition zones between fast and slow solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing density gradients and shock waves that do a good job of sparking auroras. Local solar wind data suggest that Earth moved through a CIR around 1500 UT on Feb. 18th.
Comment: O.K. This is now starting to remind me of the warnings in the Discovery Channel documentary/drama Perfect Disaster: Solar Storm (2006), when auroras are being regularly seen over the United States alongside all the other signs that something is majorly wrong... At least we know that the mystery "magnetic disturbances" could be related to the 5 GRBs that have been hitting us in the last week or so... link.
Brief Aurora Timelapse - 18th February 2012, Nebraska [US]
YouTube, 19th February 2012
"We had a brief aurora display visible last night here in Northern Nebraska... all of these shots are at f/3.5 at 18mm, 1600 iso... and between 15 and 30 second exposures. It was fairly windy so the tripod was bouncing around some unfortunately. Last glad I finally got to see the lights, even briefly, for the 2nd time and it makes me ready for a real display!"
I note the bright red auroral lights with the green.... So, what exactly is going on? This geomagnetic storm hardly registered on the geomagnetix scale but Nebraska gets signs of dramatic auroral activity...
A Spy Satellite Disappears behind a plasma double layer?
spaceweather.com, 18th February 2012
SPY-SAT DISAPPEARING TRICK:
US spy satellite Lacrosse 5 occasionally confounds observers by disapppearing: In a matter of seconds, it can fade more than three astronomical magnitudes. Is this a deliberate form of stealth? Most experts think not, but no one outside of classified circles knows for sure what is going on.
To investigate, French astrophotographer Thierry Legault used his satellite-tracking telescope to photograph Lacrosse 5 as it sailed 490 miles above Paris on Jan. 15, 2012, and he caught the spysat in the act of disappearing:
"During the passage, the brightness of the satellite decreased by 10 times in only 4 seconds (a loss of 2.5 magnitudes)," describes Legault. "After 33 seconds of [dark flight] it regained its original brightness. Lacrosse 5 often shows this very singular behaviour, which is called by other observers (especially Marco Langbroek) the 'disappearing trick.'"
Other Lacrosse satellites do not perform the same trick, at least not to this extent, suggesting that the design of Lacrosse 5 differs from its predecessors. The fade is likely caused by some sort of self-shadowing--e.g., maybe some part of the spacecraft such as its solar panels casts a shadow over the main body when the spysat changes attitude.
Comment: I am not 100% sure... If you watch the video, I think this satellite is developing a plasma sheath (double layer) to isolate itself from environmental plasma that is at a different potential and explains why this just looks incredibly organic. The sheath just literally glows but amoeba-like and then quickly disappears once the difference with the external plasma potential lessens....Very interesting...
Darpa’s Magic Plan: ‘Battlefield Illusions’ to Mess With Enemy Minds
Wired News, 14th February 2012
Arthur C. Clarke once famously quipped that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So perhaps it was inevitable that the Pentagon’s extreme technology arm would eventually start acting like magicians — and try to create illusions on the front lines.
In its new budget, unveiled on Monday, Darpa introduced a new $4 million investigation into technologies that will “manage the adversary’s sensory perception” in order to “confuse, delay, inhibit, or misdirect [his] actions.” Darpa calls the project “Battlefield Illusion.” Of course.
“The current operational art of human-sensory battlefield deception is largely an ad-hoc practice,” the agency sighs as it lays out the project’s goals. But if researchers can better understand “how humans use their brains to process sensory inputs,” the military should be able to develop “auditory and visual” hallucinations that will “provide tactical advantage for our forces.”
Comment: There has been a tremendous amount of research into how the brain and mind works and the military have been thrilled to find psychics who are so good at Remote Viewing that they have become useful enough to be used in "operations". Thus I was surprised to recently hear by Dr Michael Persinger that Sean Harribance was used to find Saddam Hussein. Clinton was supposed to have closed down the Remote Viewing program in 1994, after it had lasted for 22 years (but of course, those in the know refuse to believe that anything that was so successful would be completely disposed of just to satisfy the whims of an ignorant public). Obviously, I don't know the facts, but I am sure someone of Persinger's calibre who has also spent time testing Harribance would know more than most.... By the way Persinger points out that top notch sensitives like Ingo Swann and Sean Harribance don't do so well when the Earth's geomagnetic field is disturbed or there are geomagnetic storms in progress. Here, I would like to point out that we now live in an increasingly chaotic geomagnetic environment. The only way to stay balanced is by maintaining a naturally strong personal electromagnetic field that is in constant touch with the Schumman Resonance or else we will find ourselves in a “Battlefield Illusion.” In the archives, there are some very strange reports now of how people are sometimes just waking up 'different' to how they were before and I believe that as geomagnetic conditions worsen on this planet, this is likely to become a real issue. See Best of the Blog - Brain, Mind & Evolving Consciousness.
Michael Persinger on No More Secrets - YouTube, 2011
YouTube, Mar 30, 2011
"Big Ideas presents Michael Persinger, winner of the 2007 Best Lecturer Competition, on Just Suppose You Could Know What Others Are Thinking: No More Secrets."
The info on Sean Harribance starts at about 28:00 but the whole presentation is excellent.
I Have Never Seen Anything Like These Tornadoes On the Surface of the Sun
Gizmodo, 16th February 2012
I've seen many sun flares, but I've never seen anything like this video showing several dark plasma tornadoes on the surface of the Sun, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's simply mesmerizing and bloody amazing. [...]
Each frame of the video was captured every four minutes for 30 hours, starting on February 7. According to NASA, this kind of video would have never been possible without SDO up in space, which has now been working for two years now.
Comment: Seriously, this is the most amazing video, but the Gizmodo video is better quality but quite short, see YouTube link below for a longer clip... We have many different space probes parked up watching the finest detail possible on the Sun, and then we capture a series of tornadoes. I have not come across solar tornadoes before on the Sun and I am sure Electric Universe proponents will also comment... Maybe it is a sign of the Sun processing a different type of energy in the cosmic environment and reminds me of the black inky type plasma that has been seen exploding on the Sun in more recent times... This might be the YouTube link for the short clip Solar tornadoes? .
Tornado Season On The Sun?
YouTube, 14th February 2012
"For a 30 hour spell (Feb 7-8, 2012) the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured plasma caught in a magnetic dance across the Sun's surface. The results closely resemble extreme tornadic activity on Earth."
The Filamentary Firmament
Thunderbolts.info, 20th February 2012
Quote of the week – Andrew Bolt nails “Fakegate”
WUWT, 16th February 2012
This short post by Bolt really says it all:
If the sceptics’ conspiracy was real, why fake the evidence?
The problem with the great international conspiracy of climate sceptics is that it’s so small and innocent that a disappointed warmist who steals documents from the Heartland Institute finds they must fake the main one to get media attention.
Sounds a bit like their tree-ring research.
Comment: Yes, I have not missed the mini-drama over at WUWT but I am busy and I treated it as another storm in a teacup. My response is to say; Anthony Watts has my full admiration, repeat: COMPLETE FULL ADMIRATION for his achievements on exposing climate scientists who have been trying to mislead the world about what is happening due to space weather. I have voted again for him to win best science blog... Vote here: link. This is a decent person and I admire all the others scientists interested in the truth too.... Heartland bless you... How's that for a confession.... I laughed at Josh's latest cartoon... here
Space Weather: Homeland Security takes on The Carrington Event
WUWT, 14th February 2012
While we worry about future threats like global warming, and present threats like Iran’s escalating nuclear program, the sun’s propensity for belching out monstrous solar flares (like the Carrington event of 1859) could almost instantly create a world without modern conveniences, or even electricity. The sun could literally “bomb us back to the stone age”.
Imagine a world without iPhones, and you’d understand why Homeland security rates New York and Seattle the highest for likelihood of major social unrest. Humans don’t do well in the dark. DHS has taken notice. [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has created this report on the issue, I’ve posted excerpts below.
Comment: The consequences of a major geomagnetic storm are far more serious that just losing the use of electronic gadgets... The only useful thing here is the link to the Department of Homeland Security paper which is dated 14th January 2011.
UK Daytime TV Show Demonstrates Why Formats Are Shifting Perspective
Exopolitics Institute, 14th February 2012
The UKs most popular daytime TV program decided to allocate a whole 10 minutes for an issue which needs several hours to even scratch the surface of - The ET Contact and UFO issue. Despite the time constraints - something more was demonstrated – insofar as the invited ‘rational’ academic failed to make any significant headway in attracting interest for his views.
Present for the session were UK contactee and speaker at the 2011 Leeds Exopolitics UK conference Brigitte Barclay. Police detective Gary Heseltine and Professor from Goldsmith’s College in the “Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit” – Chris French.
In recent years there’s been a notable shift in the format of both mainstream treatment of the issue and also the more specialised documentary style programs such as UFO-Hunters made for the History Channel.
Comment: It's weird watching these UK TV presenters, it's almost like they are off planet FAKE... they seem to be bad actors, they don't even seem to be real people and there is something weird about them... maybe they are too robotic after spending too much time pretending to be interested in FAKE reality... Just too spooky... For 'normal' people interested in reality, these people are goons and hardly worthy of any serious consideration... Millions of people are seeing UFOs in the sky... why are we interested in the opinion of fakey people who have never seen these objects when even military people around the world admit UFOs exist... Here, I will state the Police detective Gary Heseltine is outstanding in his testimony for the existence of UFOs... Personally, I don't believe the statistics that 97% of reported objects can be dismissed as explainable... People are quite cynical and due to the internet they can dismiss a lot of sightings themselves before they will come to the conclusion they have seen a UFO. I saw a beautiful pulsating orb and I watched this thing in disbelief, but I had enough time to realise that I was seeing something that I had been blogging about for months if not years before I saw this beauty myself. I know what I saw and I would like to repeat the experience because this thing was beautiful to behold, but I did not report this sighting "officially", a good question is how many people are seeing these orbs and not bothering to report?
Aurora Whirlpools in the Sky
spaceweather.com, 16th February 2012
AURORA WHIRLPOOL: On Feb. 14-15, Arctic skies erupted with an unexpected display of auroras that veteran observers said was among the best in months. At the height of the event, a US Defense Meteorological Program satellite photographed a whirlpool of Northern Lights over the Bering Sea:
"A number of images from the DMSP F18 satellite captured the dramatic auroral event of the last couple nights," says analyst Paul McCrone, who processed the data at the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center in Monterey, CA.
The reason for the outburst is still not completely clear. It started on Feb. 14th when a magnetic disturbance rippled around the north pole. No CME was obvious in local solar wind data at the time; the disturbance just happened. Once begun, the display was amplified by the actions of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). The IMF near Earth tipped south, opening a crack in our planet's magnetic defenses. Solar wind poured in and fueled the auroras.
Comment: This is quite an impressive image, but it is also of interest that we are told that there is no "official" explanation for why there was a "magnetic disturbance". Hence this could have been a hit from deep space, but there should be some astronomy alerts (GRBs, magnetar blasts) elsewhere as proof, ... things don't 'just happen', but I simply don't have time to check. Update: 5 gamma ray bursts since the 11th February! link. This might explain why there appeared to be fire in the sky over Tromso, Norway that puzzled me too Another beautiful night with an colorful night-show which was breathtaking. Photographed in a Fiord near Tromso in Norway. Greetings Roger Schneider 15th February 2012
Archaeologists Make Big Find at Aztec Temple in Mexico
Brunei Times, 16th February 2012
MEXICO CITY – A total of 23 pre-Columbian stone plaques dating back approximately 550 years, with carvings illustrating such Aztec myths as the birth of the god of war Huitzilopochtli, were discovered by archaeologists in front of the Great Temple of Tinochtitlan in downtown Mexico City, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.
Bas-relief sculptures on slabs of tezontle (volcanic rock) relate the mythological origins of the ancient Mexica culture through representations of serpents, captives, ornaments, warriors and other figures, the INAH said in a statement.
The pre-Columbian remains are of great archaeological value because this is the first time such pieces have been found within the sacred grounds of Tenochtitlan and can be read “as an iconographic document narrating certain myths of that ancient civilization,” archaeologist Raul Barrera said.
Comment: Again, it looks like the archaeologists have found another depiction of an astronomical event preserved in stone. Talk about ancient myths is for non-initiates... Astronomy and worship of the heavens was the original religon. This is absolutely essential to understand and the only way to see the importance of why so much effort was given to preserving messages over many thousands of years about the arrival of major astronomical cycles or preserving the knowledge of major celestial events that have impacted life on Earth in the distant past.
The man who hears colour
BBC News, 15th February 2012
Artist Neil Harbisson is completely colour-blind. Here, he explains how a camera attached to his head allows him to hear colour.
Until I was 11, I didn't know I could only see in shades of grey. I thought I could see colours but that I was confusing them.
When I was diagnosed with achromatopsia [a rare vision disorder], it was a bit of a shock but at least we knew what was wrong. Doctors said it was impossible to cure.
When I was 16, I decided to study art. I told my tutor I could only see in black and white, and his first reaction was, "What the hell are you doing here then?" I told him I really wanted to understand what colour was.
Comment: This is an amazing story.... I don't have time to write but there are efforts to help the blind see by enhancing their inner vision, the synaesthesia that we all have can be artificially enhanced just as we read here....
Bengston's Energy Healing - Too Good to be True?
Paranormalia, 15th February 2012
William Bengston's The Energy Cure came out at the end of last year, but I only just got around to it. I have an excuse I suppose, as my own book was coming out at the same time. But it's so extraordinary, I can't understand how I could have missed it. [...]
Yet Bengston's story is soberly told, not remotely New Agey, and includes impressive scientific evidence to back it up. So I'm surprised that the book has not made a bigger splash. I found plenty of references to it, but they are rather low key, and certainly not on the scale I'd expect. In particular, there's seems to have been little scientific discussion, and sceptics appear hardly even to have noticed it - usually a sign that no one else has either.
Comment: Some people can channel enough negative entropic energy to make a difference... I have read this book and my only query is that it is difficult to transfer these abilities en masse to other healers. This is why people who pay high prices for initiations may not get what they think they are paying for. It's like those who can channel a river or those who can only just allow a few drips like a leaky tap, there is a huge difference in abilities and I think it is based on spiritual development... There is also the fact that people go to healers when they are desperate and want miracles on the cheap. They expect an instant hit, but they are not told that the energies often do not work in that manner, even the best healers work in real-time, slowly slowly... What is interesting is that he 'taught' students to cure but maybe these students were more like proxies and he was still the main gateway for the energy. The background to the experiments is interesting and the reaction of ignorant academics with no idea about the existence of negative entropic 'universal' energies is also quite interesting. Some of the experiments were a mess because at times, even the control mice were getting cured when they were no efforts were being made and in the end they had to take the control mice off site. I don't think we really understand what is going on in group efforts as opposed to people working on their own and why some people will get the wrong impression of their abilities when they are on a course. I think if you are interested in the subject, the book is worth reading and thinking about what is really happening. There is some good background information in the March 2010 edition of Edge Science, if it is still available online, see below:
Edge Science: Breakthrough: Clues to healing with Intentions
Edge Science, March 2010
Sweetheart CMEs, Cracks, Geomagnetic Storms & Auroras
spaceweather.com, 15th February 2012
SUBSIDING STORM: A geomagnetic storm (Kp=5) that began during the early hours of Feb. 15th when the IMF tipped south is subsiding. Nevertheless, solar wind conditions remain favorable for high-latitude auroras. During the storm, Northern Lights descended as far south as Minnesota in the United States. Solar storm alerts: text, voice.
SWEET LIGHTS: For reasons not fully understood by forecasters, a disturbance rippled through Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 14th. Perhaps it was Cupid's arrow. The impact sparked some sweet lights around the Arctic Circle:
"On several occasions the sky was full of auroras from horizon to horizon," says photographer and aurora tour guide Chad Blakley of Abisko National Park, Sweden. "We had many happy couples celebrating with us tonight. Most of our guests agreed that it was the best Valentine's day that they had ever shared together."
There has been some speculation that the display was caused by a CME, launched from the sun on Feb. 10th and reaching Earth on Feb. 14th. However, there is no clear signature of a CME impact in local solar wind data.
Update: Geomagnetic activity intensified even more on Feb. 15th when the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth tilted south, opening a crack in Earth's magnetic field. Solar wind poured in and fueled a G1-class geomagnetic storm, now subsiding.
Comment: Cupid's arrow my *"(/&n... See press release below from January 2010 where we are told that at times, we are relying on the Earth's atmosphere to protect us from cosmic rays when the Earth's magnetic field occasionally just dispppears.
Multiple rifts in Earth's magnetic shield
ESA Science, 20 Jan 2010
"The Earth's magnetic field protects our planet from most of the permanent flow of particles from the solar wind. Fissures in this magnetic shield are known to occur, enabling the solar wind to penetrate our near-space environment. A study based on data collected by the four ESA Cluster satellites and the CNSA/ESA Double Star TC-1 spacecraft, provides new insight into the location and duration of these ruptures in the Earth's magnetic shield.
This study reports the observation of fissures on the Sun-facing side of the Earth's magnetic shield – the dayside magnetopause. Fortunately, these fissures don't expose Earth's surface to the solar wind; our atmosphere protects us, even when our magnetic field doesn't. However, clear effects have been detected high in the upper atmosphere and in the region of space around Earth where satellites orbit."
Cosmic Log - Sun points a loaded gun at us
MSNBC Cosmic Log, 11th February 2012
"The prediction center's Facebook page reports that on Friday, the sun threw off a slow-moving coronal mass ejection, or CME — in the shape of a heart, no less. "A preliminary model run predicts this CME will arrive, appropriately enough, on Valentine's Day," NOAA reports. "
Very faint heart-shaped CME SOHO image here, thanks C for the link. Maybe[?] a CME did arrived at the time Earth decided to lower her shields, I suppose that is why there are all the jokes about Cupid's arrows...
UFO Meteor Wakes Thousands in SC (Video)
Gather News, 16th February 2012
A streaking flash of blue light, what many witnesses are calling a UFO, burst over the midnight skies of South Carolina early on Monday morning. What was it? No one really knows, but the object, caught on tape, has astronomers trying to allay fears in a nervous public.
The unidentified flying object was caught on a home security cam, reflected in the window of a parked car, and a nighttime sky camera which showed the UFO blasting through the sky trailed by a flashing tail.
Local astronomers were immediately consulted and tried to allay public fears by saying the OVNI was probably a comet or meteorite, even though such celestial phenomenon are usually well-known and expected by the time an object of this size burns up in the atmosphere.
Comment: I was enticed by the image that looks similar to a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier, with TV news video. According to spaceweather.com we were not expecting any asteroids coming our way either, see Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters, the listing here is for the 14th. I suppose these are relatively small rocks that are not detectable, that space scientists hope don't smash into a satellite before they plunge into Earth's atmnosphere and burn up. Except here we are told here that someone thinks it landed but there is no hole or meteorite remnants found yet.
Possible meteorite wakes many in SC
WISTV News, 14th February 2012
Exploding Fireball Recorded from Japan - February 11, 2012
YouTube, 12th February 2012
Brown Mountain Lights remain a mystery
Symposium delves into cause of phenomenon
Morganton News Herald , 11th February 2012
MORGANTON --No matter how they try, scientists ranging from paranormal investigators to serious physicists are unable to unlock the mystery of the Brown Mountain Lights in Burke County.
“Artists and scientists alike have congregated around this phenomena,” said Joshua P. Warren, Asheville native turned paranormal investigator who spoke before a crowd of 120 Saturday at city hall at a symposium on the Brown Mountain Lights.
The Brown Mountain Lights, which can be seen from several vantage points along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Brown Mountain Overlook on North Carolina Highway 181, have been explained as a series of orange-like orbs by those who claim to have seen them.
Comment: OK, nobody is arguing that the lights exist, it is an historical fact. But those who organise conferences can make money off this mystery whilst pretending they are interested in finding out the truth. According to the real scientists who have worked to solve this mystery in Hessdalen, Norway for nearly 30 years, these huge balls of light are magnetospheric plasmoids and Professor Erling Strand is even prepared to admit that they could represent another lifeform (see Red Ice Radio interview December 2010, some notes are here), which is the obvious answer. In Part 5 of the Norwegian documentary 'The Portal: The Hessdalen Light Phenonomena' December 2009, [47:08], assistant professor Bjørn Gitle Hauge explains the Hessdalen phenomena (one of many) that looks like a burning ball of fire that does not expand in comparison to what you would expect from the normal combustion process. It is explained as a plasmoid trapped in a strong magnetic field. See archives for more information Best of the Blog - Orbs, UAP & UFO Traffic).
Scientists Prove You Can Think Your Way to Wellness
Natural Society, 10th February 2012
Sometimes it really is the thinking that makes it so. Spend your days focusing on your vibrant health and you will be vibrantly healthy. In contrast you could make it known that you lack a healthy lifestyle, and as a result you will continue to live an unhealthy lifestyle. While this belief is held by many, a recent study has come out with even mainstream scientists proclaiming the very real power of thought.
Comment: I note that there is no link to a research paper, even an abstract would have been better than nothing, but there is a link to the Daily Mail article You will live longer if you TELL people you're healthy, as positive thinking lengthens life and a researcher's name, David Fäh, from the University of Zurich. Well, it is a fact that if doctors tell someone that they are going to live rather than die - even if they are dying - that this changes what happens, as the medical literature on the Placebo Effect is very clear on this matter. However, I have been thinking for a long time about common misconceptions related to positive thinking because my own experiences have made me question my beliefs. Not that long ago if I saw a 'scientific' report related to 'positive thinking' I believed it, but now I would be interested to know who was funding the scientists and what their motivations are. Simply my anguish is based around the experience of writing, publishing and my pathetic attempts at marketing. I thought positively, I had no reason to be negative and then the troubles started. I have come up against jealousy, nastiness, greed, sheer ignorance and arrogance. I now have a long mental list of horrible behaviour collected over the last 6/7 years or so. I know I am not responsible for the skewed perspective of people and I refuse to get involved with such people... I have worked extremely hard to come to this level of understanding because I understand the seriousness of what is facing this world... I did not achieve this by positive thinking, I did this by work, how others view my efforts has nothing to do with me and I have to be vigilant against the moronic. As I have written before, the concept of being positive is very useful for manipulators who create false choices.... The concept of positive thinking has been oversold...
Scientists check out egg-laying rooster
Orange News, 10th February 2012
Chinese scientists are investigating a bizarre case in which a cockerel apparently started laying eggs after all the hens were eaten.
The birds owner Huang Li, 47, kept the rooster together with seven hens on his small farm at Chumiao village, Mengcheng city, in central China's Anhui province.
He said that his family had been gradually eating the chickens over winter until only the rooster was left - and he was amazed when he went into the cage the next day to discover an egg.
He said: "I thought it was a joke and that one of my neighbours had put the egg in there for fun. But the next day there was another egg and so on the third day I waited - and was amazed when I saw that the rooster laid an egg."
Comment: I have been picking up these stories about hens and cockerels swapping sexes for a while and it seems to be something that is not so rare but a major enigma for biologists. It seems that the morphogenetic fields for these creatures must be quite 'fluid'. I simply don't think it is a matter of food it seems to be related to some trauma, in this case the cockerel decided it's new mission was to lay eggs when all the chickens disappeared and this has happened before in a similar way before, see links below... It makes you wonder at a time when morphogenetic fields are changing or being upgraded what others surprises there are going to be...
Sex change chicken Gertie becomes Bertie
The Sun, 30th March 2011
Now I'm a chick! Gianni the gender-bending cockerel starts to lay eggs, baffling scientists
Daily Mail, 22nd April 2010
In Defense of Erik Andrulis
Miles Mathis, February 2012
A low energy spiral EM
field. Historic photograph believed to
be delivering information stored in
the Universal Field or akashic record.
Credit and Copyright © Dr. Sergei
This photograph was taken in a Sydney
University Laboratory in late 1986,
marking an historic event. It shows the
low-energy spiral field that surrounds a
carbon particle. The particle was placed
on a polymer-coated slide. Polymers
are used by scientists as a substitute for
human cells. They can act as sensitive
film emulsions and thus record an
impression of a physical event — in
this case, that of a previously
undetected field pattern surrounding
the carbon particle. Energy is believed
to flow in spirals. This photo is
considered to be evidence in support of
the Unified Field Theory, which
Einstein amongst others, believed to be
the basis of the physical universe.
Text from pg 214 Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution, 2006, 2008 by Susan Joy Rennison
The slur “crackpot” is aimed at Erik Andrulis, whom I had not heard of before today and whose article
I have not read. I don't need to read it because this defense is not a defense of Andrulis' theory, it is a
defense of Andrulis' right to publish his theory without being called a crackpot by mainstream
gatekeepers and propagandists. Emspak's article is clearly a hatchet job by a paid insider, and I don't
like poorly done hatchet jobs. I say I have a bigger and sharper hatchet than Emspak does, and I will
now prove it by shredding his article at Space.com.
Erik Andrulis is a university biochemist who got a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Life.
Apparently his paper was interesting enough that it was taking attention away from this year's
mainstream talking points, and someone in some endowed chair somewhere decided it was dangerous.
They then hired Emspak to come in and rough Andrulis up a bit. Who is Jesse Emspak? A top
physicist or chemist? No. He is a freelance journalist who is a mutual funds reporter for Investor's
Business Daily and other such places when he isn't providing agitprop for Discovery News or
Space.com. Sounds fishy to me already.
Comment: Sorry Miles Mathis, I am not impressed with your defense either, don't you know that knowledge is power? The fracas over Erik Andrulis paper is not over yet... I had a quick look but I am busy busy busy.... It looks like Andrulis is trying to explain that the gyre is a delivery mechanism for information and energy-matter from the Universal Field but he does not want to say that so he has just said from the environment. He believes there are quite a few types which seem to be modified by what they are delivering. Now, when I quickly skimmed over this paper, it reminded me of a gyre in my book that was discovered during experimental research 25 YEARS AGO IN AUSTRALIA AND DUPLICATED BY THE EXTREMELY PRESTIGIOUS MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE IN GERMANY. I will repeat for the record, Andrulis has some experimental proof that is 25 years old already... The wheels of science grind extremely slowly but I think he will be vindicated... Like so many scientists ahead of their peers who prefer to be middle of the road but 'safe' in Tier 2 - 4 mode... Poor quality sells very well in todays world when there are so many dumb-dumbs about... I am busy, but I will make an effort to contact this Erik Andrulis and point out some reality, old reality at that... It really makes you wonder.... If you think you can help to make sure Erik Andrulis gets some support, please download this file of 5 pages, 4 pages of my book with 1 page of references and we will see if we can make a difference... Download .pdf here
Barsamian Gyre/Vortex TTD excerpt with references Btw, the Australian author Mark Balfour is dead, so don't try to contact him...
Some experts say Keith Raniere, the guru behind an unusual training business, is really a cult leader
Times Sun Union, 12th February 2012
In a Saratoga County townhouse complex, a man who wears a Jesus beard and seeks to patent his philosophies keeps a cluster of adoring women at his side. He has drawn more than 10,000 people to his mission of ethical living. But some disciples say he has delivered a much darker reality.
Keith Raniere, a multilevel-marketing businessman turned self-improvement guru, has peddled himself as a spiritual being to followers, most of them women. A close-knit group of these women has tended to him, paid his bills and shuttled him around. Several have satisfied his sexual needs. And a few have left their families behind to wrap him in their affections. [...]
He is listed in the 1989 "Guinness Book of World Records" for being one of three peoplen IQ group called Mega, a Mensa-like collection of geniuses requiring a minimum one-in-a-million IQ level and formed by philosopher and librarian Ronald K. Hoeflin. Raniere once worked as an Amway salesman, where he learned techniques he later used at Consumers' Buyline, a members-only buying club he boasted had grown to a $100 million company by 1992.
Comment:Another psychopath using guru 'tech' including NLP and hypnosis.... this is the standard these days.... What is interesting is that someone super intelligent decides to misuse that intelligence, but James Ray has proven you don't need to be that intelligent to do this... So, is this simply about acquiring an entourage of people who are looking for a guru to provide the guru with an easy life and a certain type lots of power? Well, it is a very popular business model that is repeated over and over again. I suppose it's easy when there are simply too many people happy to find a fake guru and support them. For those who want to avoid such people, and sometimes they come very cleverly disguised, it's a matter of having strong boundaries, knowing when to tell these people to get lost (you can use stronger language here) and having the guts to walk about from whatever enticed you in the first place. Btw the image icon is an actor playing the role of a guru seen with a celebrity who was pretending to be spiritual when out shopping, see archives for info...
Flu la la! Brummie mum gets French accent after illness
The Mirror, 10th February 2012
Birmingham-born Debie Royston has never been to France but now speaks with a bizarre Gallic twang after suffering a series of seizures
A mum of two told yesterday how she emerged from a gruelling bout of the flu – with a French accent. Birmingham-born Debie Royston has never been to France but now speaks with a bizarre Gallic twang after suffering a series of seizures.
Debie, 40, was unable to speak at all for a month but when her voice returned it had changed.
She said: “I had a bad seizure and when it stopped my mouth wouldn’t work. Over the next month, I had to learn to speak again. But when I did, I heard a different sound, not my Brummie accent. I sounded French but I’ve never even been there. People say to me, ‘Where are you from?’ and when I say ‘Birmingham’ they say, ‘No, you’re French’.”
Debie is one of 60 people worldwide who suffer from foreign accent syndrome. [????]
Comment: This is yet another example.... I am now more confident that this is a neurological disorder caused by the holographic brain being scrambled due to a chaotic electromagnetic environment. This has happened before on this planet and recorded in ancient texts in stories concerning the confusion of languages.... See archives for other examples that include a Serbian boy who woke up thinking and speaking fluent English overnight. The trickle of cases will become a flood.... You simply cannot have the Earth's magnetosphere and cosmic shielding breaking down and there be no consequences, it is impossible... Velikovsky, documented ancient stories of the "Sun Of Wind" and particularly ancient Mexican traditions where it is told that those who survived the catastrophe of the “sun of wind” lost “their reason and speech." Btw I don't believe the statistics provided here, simply from the rate of new stories and checking older sources, just check the archives for the UK alone in the last three years! See Best of the Blog - Brain, Mind & Evolving Consciousness.
Rupert Sheldrake: the 'heretic' at odds with scientific dogma
The Guardian, 5th February 2012
Rupert Sheldrake has researched telepathy in dogs, crystals and Chinese medicine in his quest to explore phenomena that science finds hard to explain
It is not often, in liberal north London, that you come face to face with a heretic, but Rupert Sheldrake has worn that mantle, pretty cheerfully, for 30 years now. Sitting in his book-lined study, overlooking Hampstead Heath, he appears a highly unlikely candidate for apostasy; he seems more like the Cambridge biochemistry don he once was, one of the brightest Darwinians of his generation, winner of the university botany prize, researcher at the Royal Society, Harvard scholar and fellow of Clare College.
All that, though, was before he was cast out into the wilderness. Sheldrake's untouchable status was conferred one morning in 1981 when, a couple of months after the publication of his first book, A New Science of Life, he woke up to read an editorial in the journal Nature, which announced to all right-thinking men and women that his was a "book for burning" and that Sheldrake was to be "condemned in exactly the language that the pope used to condemn Galileo, and for the same reason. It is heresy".
Comment: Rupert Sheldrake needs to be added to the Heretics Hall of Fame, if there is one.... Certainly Sheldrake reached superstar status when he was stabbed by some madman who disagreed with his point of view and obviously, was determined to stop any kind of enlightenment for himself and anyone else for that matter. As far as I am concerned, Sheldrake has only pointed out the obvious for those with blinkers on...
THE WAYSEER MANIFESTO - [Official Video] (HQ)
Amen! If you don't get it, what are you doing on this website! Susan Joy Rennison, 05-Feb-2012
I have been thinking about this video for a few days and here are my latest thoughts. I like most of this video except for the nuances that some change can only be done through violent uprisings but as my mother always stated -- which I think must apply to really thick people and that must include governments -- If you can't hear you must feel! Anyway, I have not had time to check out the Wayseer Manifesto on their website and I am not that interested. The thing about a lot of misfits is they don't want to be rounded up and as a philosopher, I have no interest in getting involved in a 'tribe'. The implications are all too 'purple' for my tastes, hence I will carry out my revolutionary actions in private, if you know what I mean... I don't need any nice looking young man with good rap skills telling me what to do... As I wrote in my article Spiritual Evolution in the Cultic Milieu, please understand the concept of bait, you can grab the cheese but watch out for the mousetraps... Susan Joy Rennison, 08-Feb-2012
Strange Clouds Form Over Panama City Beach, Florida
Huffington Post, 7th February 2012
2012-02-11 ML 4.2 SWITZERLAND
USGS, 12th February 2012
Comment: My goodness, I experienced an earthquake in Switzerland! I even wrote down the time as 23:49 but it looks like I was off by 4 minutes by the time I decided to record this historic event... Strangely it felt like an earthquake and a blast because I had the distinct sensation of wind... hence it is interesting there are reports that people thought there had been explosions... OK, this is nothing compared to what others have experienced but I can't remember if I have ever felt an earthquake before... From a geophysical point of view the sensation of a blast is very very interesting to me... I am wondering if anyone saw any quakelights too... More thoughts: Since when have earthquakes been associated with explosions? I was not outside, I felt a blast in my living room and had a brief sensation of things swaying... If someone told be that CERN was destroyed I would believe it...
Testimonies: 2012-02-11 ML 4.2 SWITZERLAND
EMSC News, 12th February 2012
"Very strange feeling. Although I am used to earthquakes,as I come from Greece, this was something else... The floor was shaking in high frequency, windows were shaking too, with a very strong noise from outside. as if it was coming from the lake...the earthquake stopped suddenly with an explosion feeling at the end... Too strange...duration about 6 seconds but too strong..."
Moderate but shallow earthquake strikes Zug and Zurich area, Switzerland
Earthquake Report, 12th February 2012
"My IKEA Billy CD shelve fell!. No structural damage to house."
LOL! Serves you right for buying cheap rubbish...LOL
Is Venus’ Rotation Slowing Down?
Universe Today, 10th February 2012
New measurements from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft shows that Venus’ rotation rate is about 6.5 minutes slower than previous measurements taken 16 years ago by the Magellan spacecraft. Using infrared instruments to peer through the planet’s dense atmosphere, Venus Express found surface features weren’t where the scientists expected them to be.
“When the two maps did not align, I first thought there was a mistake in my calculations as Magellan measured the value very accurately, but we have checked every possible error we could think of,” said Nils Müller, a planetary scientist at the DLR German Aerospace Centre, lead author of a research paper investigating the rotation.
Comment: Major News! Think of Venus and all the planets as spinning in a thick cosmic 'aetheric' soup and when the consistency of this soup changes, the planet's rotation will be affected. A major change happened on Earth when the Earth's year changed from a beautiful 360 days in a years to an obnoxious astronomical 'pain in the backside' 365 days in a year. Some think this was caused by a large comet getting too close, but regardless of how this happened, we know that all the ancient calendars were forced to change and ancient astronomers were none too thrilled... There is a report in 2007 of the rate of rotation of the planet Saturn speeding up by 15 minutes, but this is a little more controversial due to the methodology used, see below:
Length of Saturn's Day Revised
Space.com, 6th September 2007
"Using data collected by NASA's Cassini, Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft, scientists have revised the ringed planet's rotation period to 10 hours, 32 minutes and 35 seconds-about 15 minutes shorter than an estimate made only last year."
How atheism became a religion in all but name
Spiked Online, 1st February 2012
There was a time when it was very dangerous not to believe in God. In ancient Athens, Socrates was hounded and eventually executed for questioning the city-state’s gods. Throughout most of history, to be ‘godless’ was considered a form of moral decadence deserving punishment. In the seventeenth century, even John Locke, the great liberal philosopher who promoted the idea of religious toleration, regarded atheism as intolerable. He said atheists should not be tolerated because ‘promises, covenants, and oaths, which are the bonds of human society, can have no hold upon an atheist’.
Paradoxically, today, when atheism enjoys unprecedented respectability, it is being turned into a new cause. Over the past decade, books celebrating atheism and denouncing belief in God have frequently appeared on bestseller lists. [...]
It was inevitable that sooner or later the New Atheist crusade would mutate into a quasi-religion. Alain de Botton’s recently published Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion is an attempt to absorb into atheism the current therapeutic and spiritual fads that influence Western elite culture. De Botton has proposed building temples for atheists through the UK. ‘It’s time atheists had their own versions of the great churches and cathedrals’, he says.
Comment: This isn't strange at all... As I have come to understand just about any belief can be used to create a cult, sect or religion, where believers can be told what to do and how to think. An interesting modern comparison is 'Green' Religion and those who tried to jump on the bandwagon by encouraging people to confess their green sins. I believe that is the point where the subtlety ends...
Oil spill fouls river in eastern Venezuela
Huffington Post, 11th February 2012
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's state oil company says workers are containing an oil spill in a river in eastern Venezuela.
The environmental director of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA says workers have removed a "good percentage of the crude" from the Guarapiche River in Monagas state.
Environmental Director Ramiro Ramirez told the state-run Venezuelan News Agency on Friday that workers have been using absorbent barriers to block the crude in the river. He says they have shut off water intakes along the river, where a drinking water purification plant is located.
State oil company officials said that a week ago on Feb. 4, a pipe that transports crude to a processing plant ruptured. Ramirez didn't say how much crude has spilled.
Comment: This is a reminder that geomagnetic storms on Earth caused by space weather corrode oil and gas pipelines, see archives for links to references. The link below is a google translation from Spanish to English but the reason I hve decided to highlight this story is simply because I personaly find the pictures of men covered in oil almost barbaric. Space weather demands that we change how we do business on this planet, people need to understand that our world is facing overwhelming cosmic force and we have not adequately prepared...
Monagas by emergency oil spill in the Rio Guarapiche (Photos)
Inform 21 News, 10th February 2012
"Eulogio Delpino, Vice President, Production and Exploitation of Petroleos de Venezuela, said the spill occurred on the crack in a pipe of 20 inches and not an explosion, as originally broadcast. Aseguró que 150 personas trabajan en la limpieza del crudo y prometió que en aproximadamente una semana terminarán el trabajo. He said 150 people work in cleaning up the oil and promised that in about a week end work." Original version: here.
D C Bureau: Report of “a possibly new and weird kind of spider that thrives in radioactive cooling pools” (PHOTO)
Energy News, 9th February 2012
Highly radioactive snakes, frogs and even a three-legged gator populate the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.
When you pour, for more than 50 years, radioactive material into a 300 square mile area of South Carolina that is a glorified swamp, strange things are going to happen. Now it appears SRS has a monster mystery on its radioactive hands.
Stumpy the SRS alligator has some serious competition – possibly a new breed of spider that thrives in highly radioactive cooling ponds. A spider web like substance found in cooling pools caused enough concern that SRS officials filed a report with the Defense Facilities Safety Board.
Comment: It is just more evidence that the universe is hard-wired to perpetuate life whatever the conditions... It also makes you wonder what is living in the highly radioactive environment of space and what exactly it would look like... Well, actually we know as plasma entities keep flying into Earth's atmosphere and dropping their outer space plasma shields so we can take a good look... I provided the Energy News link rather than the original source for those who are are unfamiliar with this website and the usual terrible news from Japan and elsewhere lately...
Iran sent pink drone to Obama
RT News, 10th February 2012
After tough sanctions imposed by the United States and the West, Iran has given into the demands of President Obama, well some demands.
Iran is returning the RQ-170 drone that was hacked back in December of last year.
Their are some differences though: it's pink, it's about one eightieth the original size and being marketed as a toy in Iran.
According to some reports the toys have already hit shelves In Tehran and carry a $4 price tag. The display of silliness has many US officials irate at the charade, but no need to get upset. [...]
Comment: Diplomacy at its finest.... With love from Iran! LOL!
Breaking the Code: Why Yuor Barin Can Raed Tihs
Live Science, 9th February 2012
You might not realize it, but your brain is a code-cracking machine.
For emaxlpe, it deson't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod aepapr, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. [...]
According to Marta Kutas, a cognitive neuroscientist and the director of the Center for Research in Language at the University of California, San Diego, the short answer is that no one knows why we're so good at reading garbled nonsense. But they've got strong suspicions.
Comment: Highly amusing... My brain is continuously cracking my writing, so I think what I have written is OK. You may notice occasionally that the code cracking does vary from week to week, especially when the dyslexia is really bad...
Declining global average cloud height: “A significant measure of negative feedback to global warming”
WUWT, 9th February 2012
A new paper just published in Geophysical Research Letters by Roger Davies and Mathew Molloy of the University of Auckland finds that over the past decade the global average effective cloud height has declined and that “If sustained, such a decrease would indicate a significant measure of negative cloud feedback to global warming.”
Davies and Molloy are quick to point out that part of the decline from 2000 to 2010 in cloud height is due to the timing and variability of El Niño/La Niña events over the same period, however, there still seems to be evidence that at least part of the decline may remain even when El Niño/La Niña variability is accounted for.
Comment: This entry is purely record keeping. I think the scientists are not very sure of what is happening but I am interested just in case this is some evidence that the Earth's atmosphere has actually lowered in recent years. It could also mean variations in cosmic ray types are affecting cloud formation by penetrating to new depths in our atmosphere.
Climate Change: A Very Cloudy Picture
Vimeo/American Geophysical Union, December 2011
'I Feel Duped on Climate Change'
De Spiegel, 8th February 2012
He wants to break a taboo. "The climate catastrophe is not occurring," he writes in his book "Die Kalte Sonne" (The Cold Sun), published by Hoffmann and Campe, which will be in bookstores next week.
He has only given the book to one climatologist, Jochem Marotzke, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, to read prior to its publication. Marotzke's assessment is clear: Vahrenholt represents the standpoints of climate skeptics. "A number of the hypotheses in the book were refuted long ago," Marotzke claims, but adds, on a self-critical note, that his profession has neglected to explain that global temperatures will not increase uniformly. Instead, says Marotzke, there could also be phases of stagnation and even minor declines in temperature. "This has exposed us to potential criticism," he says.
Comment: I wonder how many more scientists are feeling duped... Over at WUWT there is some happiness that a scientist has featured WUWT in a presentation whilst also providing the motto: 'It's the Sun Stupid'. When I published my book it was 'obvious' to me that "global warming" was the cover story for the impact of Space Weather and every single day it is becoming more and more obvious to those who are paying attention, what is driving the panic for geoengineering the whole planet to shield our modern technologcal world from the impact of major solar outbursts and the general cosmic environment. Well, the climate amongst climate scientists has certainly changed in the last 6 years or so...
Interesting presentations from the Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes
WUWT, 8th February 2012
Sunday Times: So, Do We Freeze Or Fry?
GWPF, 4th February 2012
Other leading climate scientists have raised similar issues. One is Judith Curry, professor of atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She argues that global climate is affected by so many factors, ranging from solar output to volcanic eruptions, that predicting how the world will warm is impossible. Crucially, however, Curry accepts that greenhouse gas emissions are likely to lead to long-term warming. She wrote on her blog: “We don’t know what the climate will be for the next several decades. In terms of when global warming will come ‘roaring back’, it is possible this may not happen for the first half of the 21st century.”
Well, at the moment many people are freezing...
Dragon in the sky
Vecer.com, 9th February 2012
One man from the town of Fuzhou in East China's Jiangxi Province claim that, on this picture you can see a flying dragon. Guan Mulin has documented the event by a camera on his mobile. "I drove home and suddenly I noticed that all the people on the street staring at the sky. I parked the car and checked what's going on. In the sky I saw a picture of two dragons, which flown among the clouds. It could also be one dragon and his tail that peeks out of the other clouds, "said Guan. An unusual phenomenon lasted several minutes, then the creature or thing in the sky suddenly disappeared.
Comment: I found this story at ATS where I also got the translation link . I am not sure, but I think it is worth keeping a reference just in case we start to see more of these things in the sky and then we can get some kind of handle on the origins of ancient mythology concerning dragons in the sky. We have already seen many different reports of worm like creatures and strange streaky looking things in the sky that I think are plasma entities but I am not sure how 'alive' these things are. I already have difficulty with definitions relating to sprites and lightning, it's plasma but not life as we think of life but as I am coming to understand, there is intelligence or consciousness in everything. Otherwise we have problems with real life when we get bizarre things happen like rocks that decide to grow hair... See the link below. There is a need for a theory that states a rock KNOWS how to be a rock and then sometimes the programming goes wrong and it gets the wrong message. A "glitch" in the matrix means that occasionally we get a rock that can grow human-like hair... Yes, reality is far more interesting than most people want to believe...
Mysterious Rock Growing 'Hair' Put on Display in Beijing
The Epoch Times, Mar 26, 2007
UFO News: Same OVNI Caught on Tape Twice Over Tijuana (Video)
Gather News, 9th February 2012
In the latest UFO news, two separate videos were posted of the same OVNI flying over Tijuana, Mexico on YouTube Tuesday, showing a massive, multi-colored unidentified flying object. What is it?
In a rare UFO sighting event, the separate videos prove this is no hoax, as the same object is caught by two different eyewitnesses in the night-time skies over Mexico.
Comment: Festival lights or UAPs?
UFO recorded over the River Thames causes a stir
Open Minds, 8th February 2012
"A glowing UFO was recorded on video as it hovered over the Thames Estuary in England on Sunday, February 5. The Daily Mail describes that, in the video, “The mysterious, oval aircraft can be seen suspended in the air displaying several amber-gold lights of varying sizes.”
More flashy lights...
Georgia witness describes 'Egyptian eye' hovering over pastures
UFO Examiner, 6th February 2012
This reminds of other sightings of plasma 'eyes' in the sky and where I think all the ancient mythology and symbolism comes from in the first place. When Earth was a high energy plasma environment aka Paradise, there was a lot of strange formations and entities in the sky and these memories have been retained in many different ways.
Yes - The Sky Noise Phenomena Continues Into February In Pennslyvania
UDCC, 6th February 2012
"Indeed, today on UDCC I think I have ferreted out a GOOD strange sky noise phenomena video for you from Pennsylvania. Multi minutes, very vocal about NOT being a hoax, and a profile that suggests this is NOT a BS'er. All that said, who knows as in the comments he does get a little 12-21-12'y for me. Says it went on for OVER THREE HOURS."
Comment: Mild swearing... nothing you have not heard before...
Mystery noises reported in Hartlepool
Hartlepool Mail, 8th February 2012
UFO report in Primrose Hill after mystery deep humming [London, UK]
Ham & High, 9th February 2012
Space junk orbiting Earth threatens satellites, space exploration
Salt Lake Tribune, 6th February 2012
Nighttime sky gazers looking for shooting stars sometimes catch a glimpse of a slower, brighter object streaking across the sky.
It’s usually not a meteor, but rather a bolt or a paint chip that is part of the tons of debris floating in Earth’s orbit, posing real dangers to space exploration.
A new film opening at Clark Planetarium on Friday called Space Junk 3D highlights some of those risks. [...]
Don Kessler, retired NASA senior scientist for Orbital Debris and star of the film, wrote a paper in 1978 predicting what will happen as more space junk filled Earth’s orbit.
"I was trying to understand ... how long would it take before we had to worry about manmade objects colliding with one another," Kessler told The Tribune. The answer: Right about now.
Comment: I note that over at SOTT.net this was designated 'A Propaganda Alert', but I will give them the benefit of the doubt because maybe they sniffed that space exploration is being used as a poor excuse for cleaning up the mess in space. As I have been highlighting for quite some time, there is a serious issue of the possibility of the world's satellite communication system crumbling with a major impact on modern society. There is a risk of a domino effect of things getting worse and worse very quickly. If scientists do nothing things are just going to get bad anyway, but any more major crashes and then there is real danger. The European Space Agency have done some videos projecting what could happen, see links below. I am interested because space weather and some bad geomagnetic storms when hundreds of satellites drop out of their orbits at once in a completely uncontrollable manner, provides a major wild card for disaster. For more info: Best of the Blog: Space Junk & The Escalating Problem
Why monitor objects in orbit?
European Space Agency, 31st May 2010
Space debris spotlight
ESA Focus, 28 September 2007
I think the ESA have done a few videos highlighting the growing problem of space junk. This animation is new to me and I believe there are more available but I can't find the links. This is out of date because there was a big smash up in 2009, but it gets the point across...
MELTING SNOW MOON
spaceweather.com, 8th February 2012
MELTING SNOW MOON:
According to folklore, last night's full Moon was the "Snow Moon." John Stetson watched it melt, apparently, as it rose through a layer of relatively warm air over the waters of Cape Elizabeth, Maine:
It's a mirage, caused by sun-warmed air overlying the sea surface. The temperature profile turned Earth's atmosphere into a lens, refracting the rays of the rising Moon and distorting the lunar disk as shown. Jules Verne noticed the same kind of distortion in sunrises and sunsets, and famously likened them to an Etruscan Vase.
That's not all: "A green rim can be seen along the top of the moon," points out Stetson. "And there is a red fringe along the bottom." This is also caused by the prismatic action of the low atmosphere.
Comment: I need to check out whether this is rare or not so rare. I think there is something similar in the archives in a location where these types of mirages of the Sun and moon occur quite often.
Man's face seen in clouds before death
9 News, 8th February 2012
Lismore resident Marion Dawson says a photo of clouds that bear a remarkable resemblance to her late brother Gerry Wells gives her "goosebumps".
The photo was taken on January 9 at Ocean Shores, on NSW's far north cost, at the same time as Mr Wells was flying overhead from Brisbane to Sydney to visit family and friends, the Northern Star reports.
Mr Wells, 62, died from a heart attack only a few days later on January 24.
Comment: Oh.... I am not sure my theory of 'aetheric bleedthrough' should apply to clouds, but actually there is no reason why not.... I think astral projection is a long shot too...
Purple Squirrel Found in Pennsylvania
accuweather.com, 7th February 2012
According to Connie Emert, her husband released the purple squirrel back into the wild Tuesday night.
A purple squirrel was found in Jersey Shore, Pa., on Sunday, by Percy and Connie Emert.
"We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are constantly into them," said Jersey Shore resident Connie Emert. "My husband traps them and then sets them free elsewhere so they don't get into your bird feeders."
Emert said she had spotted a purple squirrel on her property but no one believed her.
"I kept telling my husband I saw a purple one out in the yard. 'Oh sure you did' he kept telling me," said Emert. "Well, he checked the trap around noon on Sunday and sure enough, there it was." [...]
Some AccuWeather.com employees have their own theories. Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said, "The squirrel could have been looking for somewhere warm and fallen into a port-a-potty or something similar."
Comment: It's been quite some time for another report of a purple squirrel but my archives have details of a purple squirrel seen in the UK in December 2008 and I used an image of this squirrel as a Christmas and New Year greeting on this website. Again, the assumption is that this squirrel fell into some paint but these pictures are much better than the previous version and the coat is too even for this to be paint. I suppose the person who found this squirrel and then released it decided they did not want this little critter to be captured by the authorities and turned into a dead carcass for experimentation.
Purple squirrel baffles experts
A purple squirrel which appeared at a school has baffled experts who are unable to explain its colour.
The Telegraph, 22nd December 2008
"Teachers and pupils at Meoncross School in Stubbington, Hants, were amazed when they saw the creature through the window during a lesson. Since the squirrel, now nicknamed Pete, was first seen, it has become a regular fixture at the school but no one has been able to say whether the animal has fallen into purple paint, had a run-in with some purple dye, or whether there is another explanation."
Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering
Other wealthy individuals have also funded a series of reports into the future use of technologies to geoengineer the climate
Guardian, 6th February 2012
A small group of leading climate scientists, financially supported by billionaires including Bill Gates, are lobbying governments and international bodies to back experiments into manipulating the climate on a global scale to avoid catastrophic climate change.
The scientists, who advocate geoengineering methods such as spraying millions of tonnes of reflective particles of sulphur dioxide 30 miles above earth, argue that a "plan B" for climate change will be needed if the UN and politicians cannot agree to making the necessary cuts in greenhouse gases, and say the US government and others should pay for a major programme of international research. [...]
Concern is now growing that the small but influential group of scientists, and their backers, may have a disproportionate effect on major decisions about geoengineering research and policy.
Comment: Oh dear, the super rich and powerful people are getting worried that there modus operandi will be soon severely affected.... Well, obviously, this has nothing to do with global warming and everything to do with space weather... Modern society would not be so modern if the national power grids collapsed due to a bad geomagnetic storm but even just normal space weather is causing severe problems... I imagine that after all the stupid attempts to own the weather, by the U.S. Military, the atmosphere over North America is in complete tatters... Actually, I can't say if things are any better over Russia either but I have noted the total disdain of U.S. malpractice by the Queen's astronomer Lord Martin Rees and I am sure he knows a little more than most as I have mentioned before.. So, at this moment, the only facts I have is the Russian Planetophysical report (1997) that mentioned a collapse of the ionosphere over North America before the solar minimum collapse of solar cycle 24. I imagine this was caused by experimentation like blowing some big holes in the radiation belts which caused the formation of temporary radiation belts (by the way there is a new project to go looking for what's happening there in 2012) and lots of little ionospheric holes and then all the damage caused by extensive communication antennae, radar etc. It would be interesting to find out just how far the standards for technological levels of communication have already deteriorated. We already know that the U.S. & U.K. military have decided that GPS is quite unreliable due to too much turbulence in the ionosphere...
How to listen to the aurora borealis
Astro Bob, 31st May 2011
I wasn’t just watching this weekend’s aurora display but listening to it, too. No, I didn’t hear the ‘swishing’ or ‘crackling’ reported by some. Despite seeing hundreds of displays ranging from meek to wild, I’ve yet to actually hear any auroral audio.
There is some evidence however that electrophonic transduction can convert otherwise very low frequency (VLF) radio waves given off by the aurora into sound waves through conductors. Wire eyeglass frames, grass and even hair can act as transducers to convert radio energy into low-frequency electric currents that can vibrate an object into producing sound. Similar ‘fizzing’ sounds have been recorded by meteor watchers that may happen by the same process.
Comment: I think this is good background information for those who want to know more about how we can hear the sounds of the aurora without any equipment. I was most amused about the fact that frizzy hair can help induce these sounds....
UFO UAP Witnesses Interviewed on Russian TV
Gather News, 6th February 2012
Residents in the remote village of Chelyabinsk, Russia, were interviewed on national TV about a UFO they'd witnessed recently. The footage does show a circular, unidentified flying object ringed by flashing lights which doesn't look like any known aircraft.
The remoteness of the area makes the possibility of some kind of private advertising service, or sky writing, unlikely. What is the object which has the citizens of the village too scared to sleep at night?
In the TV news piece, naturally in Russian, it's clear what the witnesses are saying to the reporter, even without translation. A news crew films the area in which the UFO was flying at night and shows that, in the daylight, it's obviously a frozen wilderness and not any kind of an airfield.
Comment: Distinctly biological.... OK, I think this looks more biological than any kind of flying craft, it could even be described as a glowing worm as it is quite bright... I realise that most people are completely unaware of the concept of another form of life and too brainwashed to understand that Earth has a Shadow Biosphere of a huge assortment of plasma entities, but I still can't see how anyone in their right mind could call that a spacecraft... We are now in a region of space where there is going to be a lot of plasma entities floating about and Earth's environment is now a lot more suitable environment for more of these things, so they are going to continue floating into our atmosphere... As I keep stating, our world is becoming a Cosmic Aquarium... When are the vast majority of ufologists going to agree with ufologists like Trevor James Constable, Ivan Sanderson and even Kenneth Arnold who came to understand this 4/5 decades ago?
'Doomsday' scene stuns drivers in Russia
9 News, 7th February 2012
It looks like a scene from an apocalyptic film — the night sky illuminated by a massive ball of light as John Lennon's song "Imagine" plays on the radio.
The video, recorded on a dashboard camera in the Moscow region of Russia, shows the moment an electrical substation exploded in front of drivers on a busy highway.
Comment: I don't believe the official report of this being caused by a transformer but it's not hard to believe that a transformer might have been affected and blew up as a consequence, hence people losing their power... I believe this is the same phenomena that we have seen before in Forth Worth (Dallas), Japan. Portugal and Brazil and a few other places where the flashes of light turn the sky different colours. Here, the sudden blaze of light is nothing like a transformer fire (see YouTube) and I would even suggest it is closer to a quakelight except quakelights don't turn the sky into different colours as we saw spectacularly in Forth Worth and there was no associated earthquake. If you have not seen the Fort Worth video then you must to appreciate that something extraordinary is happening.... Well, can you imagine driving and being blinded by that kind of light... I am still wondering whether the term 'apocalytic' is appropriate but I suppose it is... This appears to be a new geophysical phenomenon but only if it can't be categorised as a new type of quakelight. For details of similar events go to, Best of the Blog - Space Weather, Electronics & Electromagnetic Chaos
The Triumphant Beast
SOTT.net, 6th February 2012
My husband, as some of you know, is currently working on a book about the corruption of science in modern times, (to be released in late Spring/early Summer) and he had a story to tell me during our bedtime chat. Apparently, back in the 1930s, a man named Fritz Zwicky, a Swiss astronomer working at CalTech, came up with the idea of Dark Matter. Zwicky used mathematics to infer the average mass of galaxies and obtained a value about 160 times greater than expected from their luminosity, and proposed that most of the matter was dark. So, what's my point? Zwicky was correct, but nobody believed him since he had a reputation of being "eccentric".
Now, what is wrong with that last sentence? Did you catch it? Nobody BELIEVED Zwicky. What that means is, BELIEF blocked all of the scientific community from doing one, simple, scientific thing: check the math! And so, for over 30 years, science was ignorant of Dark Matter and all the work - entire careers - of hundreds, if not thousands or millions, of individuals, was lacking a key piece of data.
Because nobody believed Zwicky.
They didn't bother to check his math because he was "eccentric." That is to say, he was not an authoritarian follower.
Comment: I am amazed about the story of Fritz Zwicky. I have come across the character mentioned many times due to my interest in astronomical and cosmological theory, but nothing about the fact that scientists refused to believe him for 30 years. Many scientists are seen as eccentric but really, the main issue that bothers me is that astronomers could not be bothered to check the maths... I know scientists and people generally do not like rocking the boat but I am still stunned that so-called scientists were so frightened of doing a few simple calculations... From my perspective, space weather is a reality and it has been getting worse for over 20 years but when you do some research a few Russian scientists felt duty bound in 1997 to inform anyone interested that cosmic energies had been building up around our solar system since the 1960s. Just when the hippies were singing This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.... Interstellar energies were found to be leaking into our solar system even as early as the mid 1970s, that's when I can find some confirmation. Yet, there are not so many people interested in linking the dots to explain the massive efforts to counteract the non-existent "global warming"... I still marvel about the person who emailed me to tell me I was trying to frighten people who unfortunately for them emailed about 1 week after the announcement from the UK & US governments that they would take the national power grids down in the event of a category 5 geomagnetic storm. All this person had to do was to read some relevant sections of this website and the current news in this News of the Imbalance blog and they would have understood the seriousness of space weather, before revealing their utter ignorance. I am even wondering if they next decided to write to these same governments and tell them to stop frightening people... Now we are being told that these same interstellar energies are being found around Earth, but hey folks, in the early 1990s Earth acquired a THIRD radiation belt made up of anomalous cosmic rays that actually turn out to be these same interstellar particles that are leaking in to our solar system.... I have to stumble across a little bit more detail to really understand why this information is being revealed now to the public and I suspect it is now becoming a major issue.... it might even explain why so many satellite launches are failing... I suppose the problem is a major lack of interest in reality and a great preference for fairy tales...
The Bermuda Triangle... of Cambridgeshire: Villagers living near Army barracks locked out of their cars 'by mystery high-frequency radio waves' [UK]
Daily Mail, 3rd February 2012
Residents living near an Army barracks say their village green became a mysterious 'Bermuda Triangle' after their remote-control car door locks were by jammed by radio interference.
Motorists in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, say the locks on their cars refused to work when they parked at the village green.
Modern push-button ignitions were also scuppered by the unknown, eerie interference.
Radio experts first noticed the problem when they met in the village pub last week and discovered they were all locked out of their vehicles.
Some members of the group had to get lifts home and return with manual overrides.
Comment: I don't know why The Daily Mail reported: "This is the first time an English village has experienced mysterious electronics failures." This might be technically true but I think folk in the small town of Windermere might take exception to having their troubles ignored... see below: Whatever, it does seem like the frequency of similar electromagnetic inteference (EMI) events are increasing in the UK... See previous comments, but I think I will repeat the fact that I suspect that Army barracks, the same as airports are located at energy vortexes to improve communications... Hence, it conveniently hides what is really going on as torrents of energies continue to spiral down out of the sky. If you want to argue with this analysis, you need to show me a geomagnetic map with the locations of Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC) flow before I will change my mind. See also: Garage Door Openers Stop Working On Entire Missouri Block [US].
Mystery of the 'Windermere Triangle', where traffic lights decide whether cars unlock [UK]
Daily Mail, 12th February 2010
The black hole of Britain! Mystery as heating, doorbells and showers stop working in sleepy village (near 'top secret' military base)
Daily Mail, 5th January 2012
Lord Monckton: Huhne is no loss
WUWT, 3rd February 2012
Today’s resignation of Chris Huhne, the UK Minister for Climate Change, offers the prospect of a belated return to sanity at the former Ministry of Agriculture in Whitehall. Huhne now faces prosecution for an alleged attempt to pervert the course of justice by asking his then wife to say that she was driving at the time when one of Britain’s thousands of speed cameras caught him going faster than the law allows.
Comment: Rock on Lord Monckton! Now this is what I call sheer quality, upper echelons.... Mr Class Act... Being a major force in changing the destiny of the world when the majority are completely oblivious to what is going on... I know the quality exists... I would just like some of it in my own life...
Fireball in Texas sky was meteor, FAA says
WFAA.com, 1st February 2012
WFAA received more than 200 reports Wednesday night from people who said they saw what appeared to be a meteor streaking across the North Texas sky shortly after 8 o'clock.
Many people also said they heard what sounded like a sonic boom (or booms) associated with the fireball, which was apparently witnessed all the way from San Antonio to Oklahoma City.
The Federal Aviation Administration told TV station KWTX in Waco that it was a meteor.
Comment: If it was really such a big meteor, why did it not leave a huge hole once it had landed? This is what spaceweather.com had to say Texas Meteor. Well, from the CNN video, it looks more like the arrival of a magnetospheric or magnetic plasmoid, a big round lump of conscious plasma presumably to take up residence on planet Earth. So far, all we can say is that these plasma entities usually break-up into smaller orbs once they get into Earth's lower atmosphere and then fly off to do their business. See archives for more videos and comments.
'Meteorite Men' host discusses meteor's fall
WFAA.com, 2nd February 2012
"It Actually Looks More Like A UFO Than It Does A Meteor" CNN METEORologist
YouTube/CNN, 2nd February 2012
Two-Faced Kitten Born Healthy In Port Charlotte, Florida (VIDEO)
Huffington Post, 1st February 2012
Many people believe cats have nine lives. This one really has two faces.
This extremely rare two-faced black cat -- appropriately named Harvey Dent after the Two-Face character in the Batman series -- was born healthy and adorable in Port Charlotte, Fla., this week, WWSB ABC-7 reported.
Naturally, the kitten's humans, Nash Hand and his wife Amanda Forsythe, couldn't believe what they saw.
Comment: What was interesting is the reaction when these people went onto Craigslist, and those who thought this little critter should be killed... As cosmic radiation continues to pour onto this planet and the electromagnetic environment gets even more chaotic, there are going to be many many more humans and animals with mutations. Will the cry then be, "Kill them All!" Or with some sanity prevail.... I have not done the requisite research but it would not surprise me if Janus the two-headed god was actually a person that was deified. I am now totally convinced that humans have lived under extreme electromagnetic conditions on this planet before but not without some obvious effects.
Three Mile Island: People came home to find animals with eyes burned out after TMI evacuation — Calf born with two heads (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
Energy News, 2nd February 2012
In the second video at about 3mins there is discussion of three mile Island and what happened when people who had been evacuated experienced when they returned home. Here calves being born with 2 heads was mentioned.
Strange Noise Over The Skies Of Amarillo Texas
kissfm969.com, 1st February 2012
So earlier tonight Cadillac Cruz Dj for Blake & Kiss Fm stormed into the studio yanking me off the air to hear what was going on outside.
Now I’ve heard of incidents like this going on all across the world. This was the creepiest thing I have ever heard! A strange noise coming from the sky since it was dark we couldn’t really figure out what it was.
It definitely did not sound like a plane. There has been reports of this strange noise in the sky all across the planet and people have been posting their videos of it on YouTube.
Comment: I presume this is a hoax.... But it has generated lots of interest, so I have decided to at least log a few videos that people posted in response.
Red State (Trumpet Scene)
YouTube, Jan 21, 2012
Apocalypse Sounds Played All At Once "Amazing" Bible Prophecy!
YouTube, 2nd February 2012
Theologian Paul Begley of Indiana plays an audio (news reports from CTV) (Shawn Fussell Texas made the combination apocalypse sounds) of all the different sounds heard around the world! The Apocaylpse sounds seem to be coming from Heaven including the shofar...
Comment: It is really interesting that Christians are having a field day with The Sounds of the Apocalypse' or 'trumpet' sounds in the sky, because the knowledge of the 'End Times' has been retained in the Bible, but obviously, scripture is well short of any technical details. I do keep thinking of the parable of the virgins that were ready (they had lamps with oil) and those who were not (empty lamps). I actually think the analogy is trying to explain about those who are truly spiritual and those who are just religious for convenience or spiritual materialists. What's more, I disagree with Christians who think that it is a simple matter of being 'saved'. I think this is about living at a high level of human consciousness. If you want this in biblical terms, 'Spirit' or Universal Intelligence can only recognise you by your energy field and it has to be in good shape because I am starting to think that there is going to be some severe 'zap' 'zapping' soon. The trumpets ARE a warning because they are telling us that the Earth's magnetosphere is breaking down and your energy field is going to be your only salvation from fierce cosmic radiation. Because I have studied so much I am amazed at all the different sources of ancient knowledge and text that are coming together to help us de-code the significance of some serious change coming to this planet. All I can say to those who want to carry on as if nothing is happening is, good luck! Cosmic Intelligence is about to do some serious spring cleaning on this planet.
Updated: Earthfiles Email About Mysterious “Chorus of Trumpets”
and Other Strange Sounds
Earthfiles, 2nd February 2012
Mysterious “Chorus of Trumpets” Heard in Tennessee
Earthfiles, January 31, 2012
You even get the scriptures here too!
Mexico police chase UFO
Open Minds TV, 1st February 2012
UFO flew over an airport in Mexicali, Mexico last week, and the craft was reportedly pursued by police.
According to La Voz de la frontera, police received hundreds of calls about a strange device in the air. The UFO was seen in the area of the Mexicali airport, and was described by witnesses as a round object emitting white light. Witnesses also reported seeing blue and yellow flashing lights on the object.
Comment: What were the Mexican police thinking? Depending on the UFO's mentality and intelligence quota (the real critters), it might have thought this was some good entertainment. I also think the police need to be careful because there are a few rare reports of UFOs being annoyed and striking out at humans for not much reason... The Shadow Biosphere is not well understood and humans need to be a little bit more circumspect when it comes to dealing with the new cosmic neighbours...
UFO Chased Over Skies of Los Angeles (Video)
Gather News, 2nd February 2012
"An amazing UFO video has popped up on YouTube in which an unidentified flying object is chased by other aircraft as a stunned family watches the action. The video below shows a long clip of the UFO flying over the skies just outside LA as a family chatters excitedly about the incredible sight. The OVNI is definitely not like any known aircraft as a close up shows it spinning, with lights running all around its hull."
Minnesota: Witnesses claim shots fired at UFO with 'no effect'
UFO Examiner, 2nd February 2012
What can you say when there is such universal ignorance....
UFO spotted in sky above Stithians
Falmouth Packet News, 2nd February 2012
"A mystery object appeared in the skies above Stithians this week - leaving one man baffled. Amateur meteorologist Paul Richards had just finished his weather observations at 9pm on Thursday when some odd flashes of light caught his eye. “All of a sudden I saw this sort of oval shape,” he said. “It was a golden and white coloured object over the east north east, about 20 degrees above the horizon.” The object looked similar to “arcs of high voltage electricity,” Mr Richards said, and was stationary for about a minute before it slowly drifted to the north east and disappeared behind a cloud."
I think the description is fascinating... update: I have just thought. For more info check archives for bits of info where scientists say they can detect two types of plasma. When an entity gets low enough down into our atmosphere, it gets rid of the 'orb' outer coat (de-cloakes) it appears to be like a bright plasma with a 'corkcrew effect'. Scientists do not see this as a living entity, they just see it as just high energy like electricity and 'arcs of high voltage electricity' is a good description, which of course it is that too...
Natural Disasters, Space Weather and Aging Nuclear Reactors
Energy News, 1st February 2012
Comment: There seems to be two separate "minor" nuclear accidents taking place in the United States, California & Illinois. I had noticed but it's hard sorting out the really terrible nuclear news from the just bad nuclear news and sometimes I just can't be bothered... As usual there are all sorts of reassurances that everything is wonderful but the truth dribbles out eventually...I was particularly interested in the fact that Illinois lost both powerlines with electricity coming from two different directions, Notice – Byron, Illinois Nuke In Trouble which is apparently hard to comprehend until I found out there had been a rare earthquake, Rare quake hits near troubled Illinois nuke plant releasing radioactive steam — “That’s right, she said earthquake” (VIDEO) Pipes are already old and then all it takes is a little rumble in the ground... The reactor at San Diego, California is a developing story and it looks like leaking pipes caused an automatic shutdown and some leak of radiation..., see AP: Many tubes found damaged at San Diego-area nuke plant — “Unusual” says NRC — Cause unknown — Radiation could have escaped… Developing. The comments here are from people who are generally very interested/concerned about what is talking place...
Earthquake threat to nuclear reactors far higher than realized
MSNBC News, 2nd September 2011
Local Paper: “News could be catastrophic for San Onofre” nuke plant in Calif. — Over 800 tubes show damage — Multiple pipes may have burst — Still can’t determine size of leak
Energy News, 2nd February 2012
The lunatics ARE running the asylum...
Earth in for bumpy ride as solar storms hit
New Scientist, 1st February 2012
Editorial: "No room for complacency over solar storms"
THE sun is gearing up for a peak in activity at a time when technology makes our planet more vulnerable to solar outbursts than ever before. Monitoring has improved since the last solar maximum, so what are the big risks this time around?
About once every 11 years, the sun goes ballistic, throwing out more bursts of magnetic activity than normal. As a large but harmless solar flare signalled last week, the next solar maximum is due in 2013. [...]
We can take some comfort in the knowledge that the looming maximum is supposed to be relatively weak, but we shouldn't be complacent. In 1859, during an otherwise weak cycle, a solar storm made telegraph wires spark, starting fires. "You've got the opportunity for flares, and they can be big ones," warns David Hathaway of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Comment: It's not really the whole story.... Again there is a mention of the 1859 Carrington Event without a direct comparison between previous cycles where there has been some lethal activity, but some solar scientists have spent a lot of time trying to see if there are any correlations... I have written many comments on this subject. In 1859, there were not hundreds of nuclear power stations that need to be powered by electricity 24/7 with only 4-8 hours of diesel engine backups. I am now tired from flogging a dead horse. Please read the archives if you want to know more.
Power-Grid Cyber Attack Seen Leaving Millions in Dark for Months
Bloomberg News, 1st February 2012
400 Chernobyls: Solar Flares, EMP, and Nuclear Armageddon
When Tech Fails, January 2012
This is NOT about scaring people. This is explaining that as our world faces massive changes to the environment due to the new phenomena of space weather, things cannot stay the same. Please note: NASA says there is virtually nothing on the planet that is NOT affected by space weather.
Glowing Nebula Looks Like Giant Human Face in New Photo
Space.com, 1st February 2012
The wispy clouds of a distant nebula bursting with newborn stars take on an eerie face-like shape sculpted by stellar winds in a new photo snapped by a telescope in Chile.
The hotbed of star birth, called NGC 3324, is full of hot young stars, whose ultraviolet radiation is making the gas clouds glow. The stellar wind and radiation from the newborn stars has also punched out a cavity in the surrounding gas and dust. The edge of the wall of gas and dust at the right in the photo resembles the profile of a human face, with a ridge in the center that looks like a nose.
Astronomers often attach nicknames to nebulas based on their shape and their earthly likenesses. NGC 3324 is sometimes called the Gabriela Mistral nebula, after the Nobel Prize-winning poet from Chile, ESO officials said.
Comment: Now this is getting creepy, clouds, auroras and now space nebula...
Cosmic rays blamed for Phobos-Grunt fiasco
Space probe apparently not built to fly in space
The Register, 1st February 2012
Russian space boffins have come up with a new reason to explain why duff Martian probe Phobos-Grunt fell out of the sky - cosmic rays.
The head of space agency Roscosmos said that an investigation into the short-lived spacecraft had discovered that radiation caused a glitch in the onboard computer system, state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
"Two components of the onboard computer system were spontaneously rebooted and it switched into a standby mode," Vladimir Popovkin said. "The most likely reason [for this] is the impact of heavy charged space particles."
Comment: I am finding this version of the news from Russia hard to believe and so do others! The assumption is that the "impact of heavy charged space particles" means cosmic rays... Well, it does not matter, this was a spacecraft on the way to Mars through the Van Allen Belts and it could not even get out of Earth orbit due to space radiation... Hmmm.....
Aether Flow -- The True Electric Current?
Pure Energy Systems, 27th January 2012
The modern day concept of electricity is pretty straightforward. Electrical current is defined by the motion of electrons traveling through a conductive material -- usually a metal such as copper. With a few basic formulas engineers are able to electrify our world, keeping our lights and appliances running.
However, there are some researchers who argue that mainstream science ignores the "true" nature of electricity, and what really constitutes electric current. They claim mainstream science incorrectly eliminated the concept of the aether, or the all pervasive medium in which electromagnetic waves were originally thought to travel. By ignoring the work of the early pioneers of electromagnetism, and dumbing down the original equations of Maxwell (the father of electromagnetism) they are obscuring the aether as the true source of electricity.
Comment: It is interesting timing for this article to be circulating in the blogosphere since there has been a scientist this week being very publicly heckled for pointing out the properties of the aether, even though he only appears to be restating facts that have been known for 150 years... From my point of view, there seems to be an ongoing issue with space scientists and magnetic 'field aligned' currents and the strange concept of magnetic reconnection. These space scientists do not treat magnetic field lines as 'imaginary' constructs like contour lines on a map, rather they act as if there is a flow of charged particles and many other scientists are wondering what is going on... Either magnetic field lines are imaginary or they are not and another terminology should be used. Plasma physicists get over this by calling these magnetic field lines Birkeland Currents and this is where I think we are actually seeing lines of aether because if you look up Maxwell's origin understanding of what a magnetic field line was, we get some standard 'hexagonal' geometry and aether vortices (charged particles in a whirl) which has helped me enormously to see what I was not supposed to see. For those interested in whether the aether exists, I suggest for a starter, the work of Dr Harold Aspden and his Aether Latttice Theory (sheer class) and the work of the Correas (husband and wife) who have some patents after their plasma discharge experiments revealed the existence of excess energy in positive ions that they believe comes from the aether. Once you are in this field then you will soon discover the existence of other decades old papers querying about the existence of excess energy in other experiments, not necessarily cold fusion type experiments either. It is only the ignoranti who do not believe that the aether exists or else you have to believe that it is possible for scientists to obtain patents on the existence of something that is not real. Obviously, it is worth understanding a little about the aether because due to Space Weather, the planet is being charged up by particles that are borderline to the 96% of mass-energy that our scientists tell us exists but they can't detect.
The Farce of Modern Physics
David Pratt, January 2008
Judge's mixed metaphors tickle the press
Reuters, August 3, 2011
NEW YORK, August 3 (Reuters) - A Kentucky judge who added a touch of humor to a recent trial order is receiving an unexpected bit of media attention.
In late July, Kenton Circuit Court judge Martin Sheehan received news of a settlement in a bitter legal malpractice suit he had been overseeing. Sheehan summed up his feelings about the development in an order canceling the trial.
"Such news of an amicable settlement (has) made this Court happier than a tick on a fat dog because it is otherwise busier than a one legged cat in a sand box and, quite frankly would have rather jumped naked off a twelve foot step ladder into a five gallon bucket of porcupines than have presided over a two week trial of the herein dispute, a trial which, no doubt would have made the jury more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar and made the parties and their attorneys madder than mosquitoes in a mannequin factory," Sheehan wrote.
Comment: I am fascinated by this old article because I believe the judge is displaying the signs of someone with a more evolved brain and I would be willing to bet that he has some form of synaesthesia. He has the ability to make connections between different concepts by seeing the similarities and that is why he is constantly making use of metaphors, so I am sure he would probably make an excellent researcher. It's something that I like to do but I often refrain for the sake of others who don't always appreciate it, but I actually get really tickled by mixed metaphors, that's how it is... This person would be fun to be with...
The Sons of the Sun (4 Sundogs)
Brazil Weird News, 31st January 2012
CHINA. The video from China was posted in YouTube in january, 31 of 2012. In the footage four little bright spheres appear beside the Sun. Although stranger or even something apocalyptic (as a metaphor for Christ and the four horsemen of the end times), the phenomenon already has its scientific explanation. It would be an optical effect (as always), an illusion called Parahelio, solar reflections - produced by the combination of certain atmospheric conditions.
Comment: Wow... 4 sundogs at once? This video was posted on 26 Aug 2010. But it is still worthy of note. Is this another case of extreme amounts of dust creating the necessary 'ice crystals' in our atmosphere?
Space Radiation Doomed Russian Mars Probe That Crashed
Space.com, 31st January 2012
Space radiation most likely caused the demise of a Russian Mars probe that got stuck in Earth orbit shortly after launch and ultimately crashed back to the surface earlier this month, Russia's Federal Space Agency chief said today (Jan. 31), according to media reports.
Russian space chief Vladimir Popovkin said that an investigation pointed to cosmic radiation as the likely culprit in the failure of the Phobos-Grunt mission, but also suggested that an imported spacecraft component may not have been adequately hardened for the harsh radiation environment in space, reported the Associated Press.
Comment: Well, that did not take long for my beliefs about what happened to Phobos-Grunt to be confirmed. I originally said too much cosmic dust and then later I said it might even be put down to an electrical discharge, so I call this news a major hit... Why was I right? Well, this is the same rocket that has been in operation since the 1960s so it is obvious that something must have changed in the environment. Space Weather is the only sensible answer because there has been a massive influx of charged dusty plasma and this is not a secret! I have re-linked a relevant link and some of my previous comments made at the same time.
Man Escapes Death As Satellite Fragment Crashes Through His Roof
Gizmodo News, 25th December 2011
"It's a weird accident not only because of this Christmas miracle: the Soyuz has an excellent track record. It's a tried-and-true vehicle with hundreds of successful missions since the 1960s, when it was designed by OKB-1 and manufactured at State Aviation Plant No. 1 in Samara, Russia. Its first flight was in 1966. The variant that launched today only has had one failure and one partial failure. [NDTV]
Well, since these rockets have such a good safety record, then something about the environment must have changed and I suspect it is related to space weather and too much cosmic dust being sucked up into the engines and causing damage.
"Alien" Particles Found Invading Our Solar System—A First
NASA probe detects matter from interstellar space.
National Geographic News, 31st January 2012
[...] But half of the particles in the interstellar wind are neutral, and these uncharged atoms can make it into our solar system.
A few of these neutral hydrogen, oxygen, and neon particles then made it all the way to Earth, where IBEX was able to detect them, McComas said during the conference.
"I like to call it the 15-billion-mile [24-billion-kilometer] hole-in-one," he said.
Comment: OK, there is less gibberish in this article. IBEX is detecting these interstellar particles AROUND EARTH! Well, there are other intergalactic winds that blow on a regular basis into our solar system and affect us on Earth... this is a typical bite-sized press release that certainly does not explain the Big Picture.
IBEX spacecraft measures 'alien' particles from outside solar system
PhysOrg.com, 31st January 2012
Using data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, an international team of researchers has measured neutral "alien" particles entering our solar system from interstellar space. A suite of studies published in the Astrophysical Journal provide a first look at the constituents of the interstellar medium, the matter between star systems, and how they interact with our heliosphere. [...]
Based on the older Ulysses data, researchers had theorized that the heliosphere was leaving the local galactic cloud and transitioning into a new region of space. However, while the boundary is very close, IBEX results show the heliosphere remains fully in the local cloud, at least for the moment.
"Sometime in the next hundred to few thousand years, the blink of an eye on the timescales of the galaxy, our heliosphere should leave the local interstellar cloud and encounter a much different galactic environment," McComas says.
Comment:So the crystalline neutrally charged particles flooding our solar system are now being called 'alien' particles... Hmmm.... [Btw, many of these interstellar particles don't stay neutral....] There are some scientists who think we have already left the Local Cloud and the upset with the Sun in solar cycle 23 was the proof. If you look about, you will find scientific articles and references to papers that state we are now in a transition zone. The terrible video provide here even shows that the Sun seems to have left the Local Cloud and has hit the transition zone that buffers 'G Cloud' or 'Galactic Cloud', so-called because it is moving towards us from the direction of galactic centre. This is a strange and unconvincing statement....
NASA to Discuss Discoveries of Material from Beyond Solar System
Space.com, 31st January 2012
Our Planet's Killer Electrons Shoot Toward Space, Not Earth
Space.com, 31st January 2012
As the sun heads toward its 2013 maximum, the corresponding increase in space weather may temporarily strip the radiation belts around Earth of their charged electrons. But a new study of data recorded by 11 independent spacecraft reveals that the deadly particles are blown into space rather than cast into our planet's atmosphere, as some scientists have suggested. [...]
Astronomers have previously suggested that the missing particles could have been ejected toward Earth, where they might have been absorbed by the atmosphere. This activity still could explain some of the loss, particularly that which occurs when no geomagnetic storm has been detected, but not all of it.
Comment: I think this is a clearer explanation than the offering at PhysOrg.com, but the message seems to be to stop people worrying about being fried by "killer electrons". But seriously, this is just another flip-flop based on limited data... So, what happens when there is a G4 or even a G5 storm and Earth's magnetic field is overwhelmed by a massive CME?... I know, there will be some severe frying by radiation as has happened in the past... Well, I would still be interested to know what the European Space Agency (ESA) has to say after their articles in the last few years concerning Killer Electrons...
THEMIS satellite sees a great electron escape
PhysOrg.com, 31st January 2012
(PhysOrg.com) -- When scientists discovered two great swaths of radiation encircling Earth in the 1950s, it spawned over-the-top fears about "killer electrons" and space radiation effects on Earthlings. The fears were soon quieted: the radiation doesn't reach Earth, though it can affect satellites and humans moving through the belts. Nevertheless, many mysteries about the belts – now known as the Van Allen Radiation belts – remain to this day. [...]
'Crackpot' Theory of Everything Reveals Dark Side of Peer Review
Space.com, 31st January 2012
A "theory of everything" from a scientist at Case Western Reserve University got a lot of attention for positing that inanimate objects, from planets and water to strands of DNA, are alive. Not only is the assertion bunk, but the scientific and media phenomena surrounding the study reveals how sometimes crackpot ideas can get traction.
The paper, by CWRU biochemist Erik Andrulis, was published in the journal Life, and says all physical phenomena can be explained by "gyres." Gyres, according to his theory, transform energy, matter and information to create the physical systems we're all familiar with, such as the phase transitions of water and the chemicals life is made of. It also includes a few that aren't familiar, like quantum gravity (a theory which hasn't been invented yet).
Comment: I wonder where he got his inspiration from, it does seem quite familiar to other ideas out there... Scientists are always quick to call stuff from a particularly different perspective 'crackpot'... James Clerk Maxwell's vortex model of the aether was probably called crackpot too, but by 1861, Maxwell believed that magnetic fields are filled with vortices of whirling ether, but because his derived formulas worked so well, his peers decided to ignore HOW he got to the answers. Personally, I don't see much difference between crackpot whirling aether and whirling gyres... It's like saying everything has a bit of magnetic field [with aether] whirling through it.... Now, quite frankly, that does not sound too crackpot at all.... However, I am wondering why a Erik Andrulis, a biochemist is writing a paper proposing his theories and attempting to challenge some fundamental ideas in physics. Well, thinking about it, there are some big questions not answered in any subject with a prefix of bio... Well, I still think you really have to know your enemy well before you can make this kind of attempt of upsetting the status quo...
Hilarious "Theory of Everything" Paper Provokes Kerfuffle
Journal editor resigns after publishing "an incommensurable, trans-disciplinary, neologistical, axiomatic theory of life from quantum gravity to the living cell"
PopSci News, 2nd February 2012
Download paper: "Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life" here (.pdf)
MDPI Publishing, January 2012
"The 19th century found Helmholtz rediscovering the Democritean law and
Lord Kelvin and Maxwell using the gyre as the basis of different electromagnetic theories. In the early
20th century, Bostick used the gyre in his spiraling helicon fiber model and Thomson proposed that
atoms were vortex rings. Many others have promulgated the gyre as core model of nature."
I was right! Andrulis links his theory to Maxwell and others... No wonder the establishment has got upset, a little too close to some real understanding of the true nature of reality... This paper is 105 pages long, thus only for the brave...
Mysterious noise escalates in Windsor, Ont.
Councillor wants Ottawa to address cross-border rumble
CBC News, 30th January 2012
An unexplained rumbling disturbed hundreds of Windsor, Ont., residents this weekend to the extent that some thought it was an earthquake, prompting calls for Ottawa to step in.
City Coun. Al Maghnieh said he was inundated with telephone calls, emails and Facebook messages this weekend after the so-called "hum" returned, louder than ever.
Residents across Windsor and neighbouring LaSalle began reporting a noise they describe as similar to an idling train or semi-trailer in February 2011.
Maghnieh said a "low-frequency rumble" seemed to peak early Sunday morning, calling it "really harsh."
He wasn't alone in this complaint.
Comment: See previous comments on this hum/mystery sounds/noise phenomena, especially comments with references to geophysical electrophonics and sounds of the magnetosphere.
Strange sounds in sky explained by scientists
WOSCO News, January 2012
Mr. Khalilov, what is the nature of the unusual very low-pitched sounds reported by a great number of people in different parts of the planet since the summer of 2011? Many call them "The Sound of the Apocalypse". Information about that comes from all over the world: US, UK, Costa Rica, Russia, Czech Republic, Australia, etc.
We have analyzed records of these sounds and found that most of their spectrum lies within the infrasound range, i.e. is not audible to humans. What people hear is only a small fraction of the actual power of these sounds. They are low-frequency acoustic emissions in the range between 20 and 100 Hz modulated by ultra-low infrasonic waves from 0.1 to 15 Hz.
In geophysics, they are called acoustic-gravity waves; they are formed in the upper atmosphere, at the atmosphere-ionosphere boundary in particular. There can be quite a lot of causes why those waves are generated: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, storms, tsunamis, etc. However, the scale of the observed humming sound in terms of both the area covered and its power far exceeds those that can be generated by the above-mentioned phenomena.
In our opinion, the source of such powerful and immense manifestation of acoustic-gravity waves must be very large-scale energy processes. These processes include powerful solar flares and huge energy flows generated by them, rushing towards Earth's surface and destabilizing the magnetosphere, ionosphere and upper atmosphere. Thus, the effects of powerful solar flares: the impact of shock waves in the solar wind, streams of corpuscles and bursts of electromagnetic radiation are the main causes of generation of acoustic-gravitation waves following increased solar activity.
Comment: Atmospheric scientists and geoscientists should know full well that the conditions in our ionosphere combined with a weak magnetosphere is the cause of the strange sounds in the sky... This is not a result of a few solar flares, conditions in our solar system have been changing and becoming saturated with charged dust for the last 20 years. This is what happens when there is a celestial deluge of 'charged' cosmic energy as recorded by ancient texts.
Strange Sounds Being Heard Around the World 2011-2012
YouTube, 19th January 2012
"Strange sounds are being reported from all around the globe!!! Many different cities, through out many different countries are hearing them. Mostly in 2011, some sooner, and especially more recently in 2012, these "earth sounds" are becoming a quickly growing phenomenon!!! "
The scientists at WOSCO think this 7 minute video is worthy of some consideration....
New Sott Report: Strange Noises in the Sky: Trumpets of the Apocalypse?
SOTT.net, 29th January 2012
I thought this presentation was quite funny... Quinn has a lovely Irish accent... This video is dramatic in parts, but there is not really enough RELEVANT FACTS like the interstellar debris cloud entering our solar system, the breakdown of Earth's magnetosphere or even any mention of the seriousness of space weather, but that is because the folks over at SOTT.net have spent a lot of time in recent years warning about comets, which may or may not be relevant to what is taking place to our world.
Mystery illness gaining national attention
YNN News, 27th January 2012
The number is now more than two dozen girls, all with Tourettes like symptoms, including twitching, jerking and vocal tics. As our health reporter Marcie Fraser reports, the case spans New York State and is gaining national attention.
CORINTH, N.Y. -- "My daughter is Alycia Nicholson. We are from Corinth, N.Y."
Randy Nicholson is reading the letter he wrote to a parent who lives across state in LeRoy, N.Y. A man he's never met, but shares in common, a frightening mystery.
"Alycia's passing out with seizures and tics, movements, along with a list of other symptoms since May 2011."
An honor student and athlete, Alycia deals with the same symptoms more than a dozen other high school girls in Western New York are experiencing.
"Seizures, visible tics, body movements and very bad outbursts," Nicholson said.
Her first symptoms appeared in May, before any cases in LeRoy. The possible connection? In July, Alycia, along with a traveling softball team, stopped and had dinner in LeRoy. Teammate Lori Brownell, also from Corinth, began to have symptoms shortly thereafter. Lori has just recently been diagnosed with Tourettes syndrome. Alycia has tics. Some days are better than others.
Comment: The numbers are going up and there is now a boy with this diagnosis in LeRoy too. Erin Brokovich thinks this is environmental and suspects groundwater contamination from a chemical spill from more than 40 years ago may be behind the Tourette-like symptoms. There is much talk of mass hysteria, so I am very interested in the online chatter about historical mass hysteria events like the dancing disease that occured in Europe (see below for info), as the publicity grows, it could actually trigger some real mass hysteria.
Mystery teen illness: Brokovich team meets resistance
MSNBC, 26th January 2012
"Mechtler has diagnosed the girls as having a rare condition called mass psychogenic illness, more familiarly known as mass hysteria. [...] Mass psychogenic illness is a kind of conversion disorder, Robach reported. Conversion disorders occur when psychological stresses start to be expressed as physical symptoms."
Neurological Disorder Inspired European Dancing Tradition
Science Daily, 13th December 1999
Mystery illness: more cases emerge (Video)
MSNBC News, January 2012
"A 36-year-old is now experiencing the same odd verbal and motor tics first reported in teenage girls who live in LeRoy, N.Y. NBC’s Amy Robach reports."
The USGS Monitors Earth’s Magnetic Field to Prepare Citizens for Magnetic Storms
USGS News, 27th January 2012
Everyone is familiar with weather systems on Earth like rain, wind and snow. But space weather – variable conditions in the space surrounding Earth – has important consequences for our lives inside Earth’s atmosphere.
Solar activity occurring miles outside Earth’s atmosphere, for example, can trigger magnetic storms on Earth. These storms are visually stunning, but they can set our modern infrastructure spinning. [...]
Magnetic storms, said Love, are a space weather phenomenon responsible for the breathtaking lights of the aurora borealis, but also sometimes for the disruption of technology and infrastructure our modern society depends on. Large magnetic storms, for example, can interrupt radio communication, interfere with global-positioning systems, disrupt oil and gas well drilling, damage satellites and affect their operations, and even cause electrical blackouts by inducing voltage surges in electric power grids. Storms can also affects airline activity — as a result of last weekend’s storm, both Air Canada and Delta Air Lines rerouted flights over the Arctic bound for Asia as a precautionary measure. Although the storm began on the 19th of January, it did not peak until January 24th.
Comment: I think the headline is misleading. The focus of authorities is the world's technological infrastructure. There is some historical and current research into how humans as electromagnetic beings cope with massive geomagnetic storms, but the public are not generally prepared on a personal level.
UFO UAP spotted above Tarnow, Poland
Unexplained Phenomena Examiner, 27th January 2012
On January 25, 2012, witnesses spotted a blinking orange orb UFO over Poland. The UFO was observed flying high above the nearly deserted city streets on a dark and starless night.
According to Kanal uzytkownika Rasiek, the UFO sighting took place in Tarnow, a city in the southwest part of the Poland.
Fortunately, one of the witnesses was able to record the unusual sight on video. The video shows that the UFO was distinctly orange in color and moved slowly but erratically.
Comment: I picked this link up at anomalist.com who think a solitary orb wandering around "may have a connection with the recent spate of unearthly sounds in the sky". Well, only, if one makes the connection to Earth becoming a high energy plasma environment and that being a major attraction for this plasma lifeform, but the consequences are that eventually, Earth's magnetosphere starts to break down and then we get the 'trumpets' sounding, as recorded in ancient text related to previous deluges of cosmic energy on this planet. We do know that Earth's electromagnetic grid is not always in good enough shape to deal with an influx of
highly charged cosmic energy and so there are ancient reports of complete disaster on this planet hence the ancient attempts of helping the flow of aetheric energy with a network of pyramids..... Well, we are hoping for better this time, but I don't think it will be a complete trouble free transition to Paradise.... Anyway, I think it is worth pointing out that ufologists in the
Roman Catholic hierarchy are very clear that there are ETs and 'Shadow Life' and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) are part of the 'Shadow Life'. I also want to make it clear my inspiration for Earth having a 'Shadow Biosphere' did not come from the Vatican... In fact,
I was stunned that they have made this distinction, but really, it is simply common sense based on the data. I would normally say I was in good company but I simply can't say that... All I can say is that the Vatican Church knows that 'Knowledge is Power' and they have extensive libraries of ancient text. For those who are prepared to do some research, the knowledge that 'Shadow Life' exists on this planet is old even 'ancient' news.
Many saints believed in extraterrestrial life: Vatican Monsignor
UFO Digest, 10th June 1999
This was an interview by Adriano Forgione, Editor-In-Chief of two Italian UFO Magazines 'Dossier Alieni' and 'UFO Network' a copy can be found at Rense.com.
A galactic magnetic field in a lab bolsters astrophysical theory
PhysOrg.com, 25th January 2012
Why is the universe magnetized? It's a question scientists have been asking for decades. Now, an international team of researchers including a University of Michigan professor have demonstrated that it could have happened spontaneously, as the prevailing theory suggests. The findings are published in the Jan. 26 edition of Nature. Oxford University scientists led the research.
"According to our previous understanding, any magnetic field that had been made ought to have gone away by now," said Paul Drake, the Henry S. Carhart Collegiate Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences and a professor in physics at U-M. "We didn't understand what mechanism might create a magnetic field, and even if it happened, we didn't understand why the magnetic field is still there.
"It has been a very enduring mystery." [Why?]
Comment: I saw this a few days ago, but I simply did not know what to make of it.... I fail to comprehend why these scientists don't understsand the basic laws of the universe like the conservation of energy.... If there was a Big Bang it was local. It is impossible to know for sure that the universe is finite, it could be infinite and eternal for all we know, but we do know that energy seems to be constantly recycled in the universe. All plasma has to do is move about (and there seems to be plenty of mechanisms that make sure mass-energy does move about) and there are magnetic fields, electric fields and electric currents, is that really hard for astronomers to comprehend?
Russia Launches Robot Cargo Ship to Space Station
space.com, 25th January 2012
"The launch of Progress 46 comes just two days after the departure of an older cargo ship, Progress 45, from the space station. The Progress 45 spacecraft undocked from the orbiting lab on Monday (Jan. 23) and was disposed of in Earth's atmosphere a day later.
Before Progress 45 burned up on Tuesday it deployed a novel miniature satellite called Chibis-M. The 88-pound (40-kg) microsatellite was released in an orbit that is slight higher than that of the International Space Station. It is expected to spend several years studying how plasma waves interact with Earth's ionosphere, NASA officials said."
And yet another space weather probe has been launched.
Can A Scientist Define “Life”? By Carl Zimmer
txchnologist.com, 10th January 2012
But there’s no good reason to assume that all life has to be like the life we’re familiar with. In 2007, a board of scientists appointed by the National Academies of Science decided they couldn’t rule out the possibility that life might be able to exist without water or carbon. If such weird life on Mars exists, Curiosity will probably miss it.
Defining life poses a challenge that’s downright philosophical. There’s no ambiguity in looking for water, because we have a clear definition of it. That definition is the same whether you’re on Earth, on Mars, or in intergalactic space. It is the same whether you’re dealing with water as ice, liquid, or vapor. But there is no definition of life that’s universally agreed upon. When Portland State University biologist Radu Popa was working on a book about defining life, he decided to count up all the definitions that scientists have published in books and scientific journals. Some scientists define life as something capable of metabolism. Others make the capacity to evolve the key distinction. Popa gave up counting after about 300 definitions.
Comment: I have not had time to assimilate this information yet but it is something that society will have to consider more seriously as the realisation sinks in that there is another completely different lifeform on the planet.
Powerful Energy Release Emanating From The Earth’s Core Recorded
GeoChange Journal, 15th December 2011
The International Geodynamic Monitoring System, a part of GNFE (London, UK), has registered on November 15, 2011 a powerful energy release emanating from the Earth’s core. The intense three-dimensional gravitational anomaly was almost simultaneously recorded by all ATROPATENA geophysical stations separated by vast distances from each other in the following cities: Istanbul (Turkey), Kiev (Ukraine), Baku (Azerbaijan), Islamabad (Pakistan) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia). According to GNFE President Professor Elchin Khalilov, the detailed analysis of ATROPATENA station records indicates a powerful energy release emanating from the Earth’s core. According to the scientist, this fact may herald intensification of geodynamic processes in our planet and as a result, a higher number of strong earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
Comment: Wow.... a big thanks to Sott.net... Fantastic, the scientists showing off their use of geometry to de-code signals from the Earth's core... brilliant! There is a lot of background reading to be done here....
Khalilov: there remain three more cycles of high seismic activity this year.
WOSCO News, January 2012
Strange sky hum Cambridge 23rd January [UK]
YouTube, 23rd January 2012
There is swearing here, as the owner of this video has not been informed that this is Apocalypse time. It is interesting to note that someone has been interested in a little bit of reality, even in the rarified atmosphere of Cambridge in the UK... I also wonder if any of the intellectuals there have engaged their brains and understand what is taking place to our world... I picked this up at Rense.com who are still logging reports of strange sounds in the sky from all over the world.
Strange Sounds Jan 21 2012 Banff Alberta Canada
YouTube, 22nd January 2012
"We came down to check to see if the ice was thick enough for skating and shoot a few photos on Lake Minnewanka and heard this insane noise that seemed to go on forever."
OK these sounds are very different...
STRANGE NOISES IN THE SKY ( SNORING & BREATHING? ) - AUSTRALIA 2012
YouTube, 29th January 2012
"This was very freaky. The sky was making strange noises or i should say there were some strange noises coming from the sky. I woke up about 3am & listened to them for about 45 minutes before i grabbed my camera to record the sound. It kept making the sounds about every 4 seconds until around 5.45am. I hope it doesn't happen again tonight."
Classic... Complaints about the sky snoring at 3.45am in the morning! Lots of swearing.... But I will say it reminds me of Crocodile Dundee... This is funny... communication.... LOL!
Strange sounds all around the world
Reality Choice, August 25, 2011
"Have you been noticing a rise on reported aerial visual and auditory anomalies? Weird sounds coming from the earth and sky seem to be reported from different countries throughout the past few years. As recently as this month, there have been a few reports from Canada and Ukraine in which people describe either strange mechanical sounds emanating from the skies or a combination of low rumbling and low frequency hums."
This is for those interested in a selection of videos concerning strange sounds reported last year.
Space Weather: CME Expected to Miss: Radiation Storm in Progress
spaceweather.com, 28th January 2012
Accelerated by yesterday's X-flare, energetic protons from the sun are swarming around Earth on Jan. 28th. The radiation storm ranks S2 on NOAA scales, which means this is not a severe storm. Nevertheless, it can still affect spacecraft and satellites at the nuisance level. For instance, this coronagraph image from SOHO is clouded by protons hitting SOHO's onboard digital camera.
X-FLARE (UPDATED): Departing sunspot 1402 unleashed an X2-class solar flare on Jan. 27th at 18:37 UT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:
Sunspot 1402 is rotating onto the far side of the sun, so the blast site was not facing Earth. Nevertheless, energetic protons accelerated by the blast are now surrounding our planet, and an S2-class radiation storm is in progress.
The explosion also produced a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME). A movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory shows the cloud racing away from the sun at 2500 km/s or 5.6 million mph. Update: Work by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab shows that the CME will just miss Earth when its edge passes by our planet on Jan. 30-31. Click to view an animated forecast track:
Comment: The latest info from spaceweather.com.
1.8 X-Flare 27th January 2012
spaceweather.com, 27th January 2012
X-FLARE: Departing sunspot 1402 unleashed an X2-class solar flare today, Jan. 27th, at 18:27 UT. The blast site was not facing Earth at the time of the eruption. Nevertheless, a radiation storm is possible. Stay tuned for updates.
Whether this blast was Earth directed or not, the solar absorption chart (DRAP) shows that Earth's atmosphere and ionosphere were affected.
Flare X1.7 and CME RA1402 (1) Jan 27. 2012
YouTube, 27th January 2012
Massive CME... the question is: is any of that coming our way?
Asteroid makes near-miss fly-by
BBC News, 27th January 2012
An asteroid hurtled past the Earth on Friday in something of a cosmic near-miss, making its closest approach at about 1600 GMT.
The asteroid, estimated to be about 11m (36ft) in diameter, was first detected on Wednesday.
At its closest, the space rock - named 2012 BX34 - passed within about 60,000km of Earth - less than a fifth of the distance to the Moon.
Astronomers stressed that there had been no cause for concern.¨
Comment: Another example of an asteroid that is virtually invisible in the interstellar debris field invading our solar system, that has only been detected at the last minute... According to spaceweather.com it's 0.2 LD, which is close but not that close.
Asteroid Flyby, 27th January 2012
spaceweather.com, 26th January 2012
Newly-discovered asteroid 2012 BX34 is flying past Earth today only 77,000 km (0.2 lunar distances) away. There is no danger of a collision with the 14-meter wide space rock. Advanced amateur astronomers might be able to observe the flyby as the bus-sized asteroid brightens to 14th magnitude just before closest approach on Jan. 27th at 1530 UT. [3D orbit] [ephemeris] [images: #1]
Bournemouth resident mystified by 'blue sphere shower' [UK]
BBC News, 27th January 2012
A man in Dorset has been left mystified after tiny blue spheres fell from the sky into his garden.
Steve Hornsby from Bournemouth said the 3cm diameter balls came raining down late on Thursday afternoon during a hail storm.
He found about a dozen of the balls in his garden. He said: "[They're] difficult to pick up, I had to get a spoon and flick them into a jam jar."
The Met Office said the jelly-like substance was "not meteorological". [Yes, because it's off-planet.]
Mr Hornsby, a former aircraft engineer, said: "The sky went a really dark yellow colour.
"As I walked outside to go to the garage there was an instant hail storm for a few seconds and I thought, 'what's that in the grass'?"
Comment: Seriously, this is getting wild, fortean wild... I suggest this is some substance that fell off the back of a comet, but as usual, it might take years if at all, for the public to find out what the scientific analysis reveals. Comets are not rocky balls of ice, instead the truth is they are manufacturing all sorts of 'organic' material and may even host crude forms of life. Ancient documents reveal that the Earth was covered in oil (naptha) from the oil that fell from the skies... Many researchers have long realised The Black Plague fell from the skies. There is no other explanation for how sailors at sea died from the Plague when they had no contact with the rest of civilisation. That is why certain world controllers hold their collective breath everytime one of these monster comets passes us by... Update: Another suggestion, Star Jelly...
Mysterious energy beam above the Bosnian pyramid of the Sun
The Truth Behind the Scenes, 26th January 2012
A team of physicists detected an energy beam coming through the top of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun. The radius of the beam is 4.5 meters with a frequency of 28 kHz. The beam is continuous and its strength grows as it moves up and away from the pyramid. This phenomenon contradicts the known laws of physic and technology. This is the first proof of non-herzian technology on the Planet. It seems that the pyramid-builders created a perpetual motion machine a long time ago and this “energy machine” is still working.
In the underground labyrinth, in 2010, we discovered three chambers and a small blue lake. Energy screening shows that the ionization level is 43 times higher than the average concentration outside which makes the underground chambers into “healing rooms”.
Further electromagnetic detection in 2011 confirmed that levels of negative radiation through the Hartman, Curry and Schneider grids are equal to zero in the tunnels. There was no technical radiation (from power lines and/or other technology) found in the tunnels and no cosmic radioactivity. Ceramic sculptures are positioned over the underground water flows and the negative energy is transformed into positive. All of these experiments point to the underground labyrinth as one of the most secure underground constructions in the world and this makes it an ideal place for the body’s rejuvenation and regeneration.
Two hundred years of Egyptology has not produced a satisfactory answer to the question of what the real purpose was for the oldest and most superior pyramids.
Comment: This article is based on an article WORLD HISTORY AND BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS 2011 dated 15th December 2011. Truly incredible, but let's be conservative and state that this could also be a publicity stunt. I will confess that I did not know anything about the photo taken in 2000 that shows a beam of energy off the the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan in Mexico. That could make three ancient pyramids caught balancing Earth energies. We also know that the massive modern Russian pyramids built around Moscow were detected to release huge beams of energy (ions), some even before the Russians finished building them.
I wrote about octahedron geometry in my book and related this to Russian scientific studies concerning their modern massive pyramids. I believe it is likely that the Great Pyramid in Egypt was built to help balance Earth energies, but I agree it might have had a local ability to help balance Egyptians too. Well, the Russians who were involved in building these massive pyramids might end up having the last laugh as Space Weather escalates and the question of Earth's stability becomes a major issue. What we do know for sure is that our planet is being flooded by energy and according to our own scientists, 96% of this energy simply cannot be detected, but it's old news, geometry can harness the energy of the aether...
'Cloaking' a 3-D object from all angles demonstrated
BBC News, 26th January 2012
Researchers have "cloaked" a three-dimensional object, making it invisible from all angles, for the first time. [???]
However, the demonstration works only for waves in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
It uses a shell of what are known as plasmonic materials; they present a "photo negative" of the object being cloaked, effectively cancelling it out.
The idea, outlined in New Journal of Physics, could find first application in high-resolution microscopes.
Comment: This is the same technology that the military are using to cloak tanks.... It is ridiculous to believe that the military with their funding are not decades ahead, see below...
New Stealth Tech Lets Tanks Blend Into the Infrared Background
Discover Magazine, 7th September 2011
Carbon nanotube 'space camouflage' coating invented
BBC News, 22 November 2011
"Carbon nanotubes' light absorbing properties are also the focus of research at Nasa.
The space agency revealed earlier this year that it was studying using the substance to create a new kind of black paint. The coating can absorb more than 99% of visible, ultraviolet, infrared and near-infrared light."
Quebec woman was ‘cooked to death’ at retreat, coroner says
National Post, 26th January 2012
MONTREAL — Quebec police officers have completed their report into the bizarre death of Chantale Lavigne — who was “cooked to death” at a personal development seminar — and investigators are expected to meet with the Quebec prosecutor assigned to the case as early as next week.
It will be up to the prosecutor “to decide whether any charges will be filed, and, if so, what they would be,” Rene Verret, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, said Thursday. [...]
Lavigne died in hospital after she and eight others in a personal-development seminar called Dying in Consciousness were covered with mud, wrapped in plastic, put under blankets and immobilized with their heads in cardboard boxes for about nine hours, under instructions to hyperventilate. [ James Ray would be impressed...]
Lavigne apparently completed 85 sessions and paid more than $18,900.
Comment: I think that this will be classified as an accident because this was the first death after 2,000 people and Lavigne had completed 85 sessions already, but it is interesting that this is not just assigned as 'therapy' but being nearly cooked to death is designated as 'personal development'. But even worse, Dying in Consciousness is just so apt for those New Agers volunteering to become zombies. The real intent of destroying consciousness that is behind vast swathes of the Cultic Milieu.
Well, the ranting about unregulated New Age therapies has started on the blogosphere.... I have been thinking that this must have been a 'special' event cooked up for the super gullible (please excuse the pun). The wrapping in mud is a standard type of detox treatment that I believe would normally last an hour. The cardboard box over the head and the instructions to hyperventilate for 9 hours was probably dreamt up as a New Wage money spinner, otherwise many of those 2,000 people who have had treatments over the years would have died too. The comparison is a 'normal' sweatlodge and a hellaciously hot James Ray heat endurance test in a plastic tent sweatbox. The interesting thing is therapist Gabrielle Fréchette claims she is not responsible, because she rang 911.... That already makes her better than James Ray who thought people on the ground turning blue was sign of his success! Well, I have probably done over a thousand hours in the last 4 years or so, reading about and studying the Cultic Milieu, cults and gurus. I have also served enough time being being involved with New Agers to realise how the game works. This is another completely OTT 'balance is bogus' guru 'induction' event. There is no doubt Fréchette knew what she was aiming for... This is not just about sheer stupidity.... this is about a wannabe guru taking over the hearts and minds of followers. As I wrote in my essay Spiritual Evolution in the Cultic Milieu, “...it is possible for seekers to be duped and sometimes seriously hurt by spiritual salesmen who use a “syntax” of cult tactics with the aim of pushing their followers into an ecstatic/illumination experience where they can be re-programmed in order to complete the “penetration” of the “inner life” thereby making them followers for life.” Here, we have another classic example of this evil intention going wrong.
Detox therapy death spurs questions on self-help group
Quebec woman initially reported to have died during spa treatment but was actually in self-help group therapy session
CBC News, 25th January 2012
From the video and the comments from her widowed partner, it looks like Lavigne was in a real cult... The police recreated the scene and there a short clip of some distressing audio recording of Gabrielle Fréchette shouting instructions at her followers whilst they are covered up and sometimes being violently sick. Unbelievable.... It seems some have absolutely no discernment and a great craving for any kind of induced spiritual 'high', even if that 'high' is induced by heat stroke...
Spectacular Moon Haloes
spaceweather.com, 27th January 2012
"Last night I went outside to photograph the Venus-Moon conjunction, and I got more than I bargained for," reports Robert Arn of Fort Collins, Colorado. "The Moon and Venus both had an incredible corona surrounding them. The sight was beyond words (but not beyond pictures)." He recorded the scene in this 5-second exposure @ ISO 400:
Coronas are caused by tiny water droplets in thin clouds, which diffract the light of bright heavenly bodies to produce iridescent halos, as shown above. Seeing one corona in the night sky is not uncommon; however, seeing two in close proximity is a rare treat. Another "corona conjunction" could be in the offing. The Moon is moving past Venus for a meet-up with Jupiter on Jan. 29th. If the two align behind a moist, thin cloud--voilà!
Comment: I have ignored so many spaceweather entries on moon haloes, I have even been seeing them in Switzerland but this is truly fantastic.... dust, dust glorious dust... I appreciate the "Dark Materials" but else out there appreciates what is going on? Only the spiritually intelligent need reply...
Auroras Over the Lower States of the USA Again!
spaceweather.com, 27th January 2012
AURORAS OVER THE USA: The geomagnetic storm of Jan. 24th died out before night fell over North America--or did it? According to reports still trickling in, auroras were reported not only in Canada, but also in some of the lower 48 US states. Shawn Malone of Marquette, Michigan, took this picture looking north from the shores of Lake Superior:
"I got to view a slice of the aurora through a tiny opening in an otherwise completely overcast sky," says Malone. "It appeared to be a pretty decent display."
Prompted by the CME warning, Mike Hollingshead of Nebraska drove 450 miles to the Badlands National Park of South Dakota hoping to catch a glimpse of the auroras. He got more than he bargained for: "While I waited for some sign of auroras, the most amazing fireball I've ever seen blasts down. It flashed brightly and illuminated the terrain around me." Later, the auroras made a belated appearance, turning the badland sky green.
More auroras could be in the offing. A solar wind stream is heading for Earth, due to arrive on Jan. 28-29.
Comment: So, are the USA now routinely getting auroras in the lower states? That is only supposed to happen for rare G4/G5 geomagnetic storms, not storms that NOAA only grudgingly define as G2. I am wondering when more people start to realise that something serious is happening to the atmosphere, especially over North America...
The anomaly in the Earth's atmosphere - UFO or use of HAARP? Shooting from the ISS January 22, 2012
YouTube, 22nd January 2012
Skeptics immediately say that this cirrus clouds, but it is not! Look at the correct location of the structure in the form of a cone or pyramid! At the very top of an object is clearly visible - the core! What do you think about this?
Comment: I am a skeptic and I say dusty plasma or more technically light scattered by dust bands in plasma. It is unfortunate that there are so many uneducated and ignorant people who are so completely unaware of what is taking place in our solar system and on Earth. Hence the blogosphere is awash with people seeking to blame what they don't understand on a tiny little atmospheric heater (HAARP) that could not even rival the power of one single bolt of lightning. Earth get's struck by lightning 100 times per second or 6000 strikes per minute or 360,000 strikes per hour, or 8,640,000 strikes per day. Source: here . The whole planet is electrically alive and getting more and more electrified every single day due to the changing properties of our local space environment, hence the increase of Transient Luminous Events e.g. sprites and jets. The planet is also being flooded with highly charged dusty plasmas due to interstellar dust leaking into our solar system from deep space. Hence the appearance of noctilucent clouds and a whole range of 'rare' atmospheric phenomena that suggests that 'unusual' condensation nuclei and most likely cosmic dust is to blame. There is a lot of different sources in the atmosphere, natural and man-made that could have caused this atmospheric feature, but shouting HAARP is a sure sign of those who are scientifically illiterate.
First Estimate of Solar Cycle 25 Amplitude – may be the smallest in over 300 years
WUWTs, 25th January 2012
Predicting the amplitude of Solar Cycle 24 was a big business. Jan Janssens provides the most complete table of Solar Cycle 24 predictions at: http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/SC24.html. Prediction activity for Solar Cycle 24 seemed to have peaked in 2007.
Comment: OK, I don't believe we can tell what is going to happen until after the Venus transit because it is now clear that somehow Venus "switched off" the Sun in June 2004 (the long term Ap i.e. the solar geomagnetic index dropped dramatically) and from the snippets of information from metaphysical sources, we can expect the Sun to switch back to normal in June 2012 and start a new proper solar cycle. Personally, I am just curious as to who is right, but I did hear that 2016 and 2017 were going to be rough... Whatever, I am impressed that some scientists did predict a small sunspot cycle, in fact, the smallest in 100 years, but they were wrong, solar cycle 24 was the smallest sunspot cycle in 200 years and now they are saying that solar cycle 25 will be the smallest in 300 years. If I had any spare cash I would bet that the 'experts' are going to be wrong...
UFO was inches from car, say elderly couple
Teesdale Mercury, 26th January 2012
TWO Barnard Castle pensioners say a flying saucer hovered inches from their car as they drove home at night.
Bruce and Priscilla Wetherill, both 84, have described the brief encounter, which happened between Gainford and Barnard Castle, as “frightening”.
They pair say they saw something strange in the sky as they drove past a wooded area near Arlaw Banks.
Mrs Wetherill said: “We saw this thing heading towards us – it was coming right at us and was as low as the car and huge. It was very frightening. [...]
“If I lived to 200 I would never see anything like it again,” Mr Wetherill said. ¨
Comment: “If I lived to 200 I would never see anything like it again.” OK that comment made me laugh... I applaud these old folks for having the guts to report their experience, based on the many hundreds of reports I have read and pilot studies, the vast majority of UAPs will move out of the way....
UFO sightings off the charts worldwide in wake of massive solar storm
Huliq.com, 25th January 2012
The Russian scientists revealed back in 1997 that plasma phenomenon “grows several times in the years of active Sun”, but what we are experiencing is Earth becoming a high energy plasma environment. That is why UFOs/UAPs are being seen everywhere all the time. Ufologists need to educate themselves, the ignorance is pathetic..
UFO Lights Spotted Near Los Angeles
Live Science, 24th January 2012
"Friday the 13th ended up being a very lucky day for a California man who videoed several UFOs flying near Los Angeles. The video, allegedly shot by a freelance photographer going by the name Nerdumb, shows several bright lights in the sky over Hermosa Beach that disappear as a helicopter crosses below them."
UFO Sighting In the Midwest - 4th July 2011
YouTube, 4th July 2012
"This is Moline July 4th, 2011. We thought this were fireworks but noticed they weren't acting like fireworks, we strongly believe that this was a ufo sighting!"
UFO Over Harlem, New York City ? 1/12/2012
YouTube, 18th January 2012
"I got off the 6 train on 116th and Lexington Ave. and see everyone around me looking up. I join in and realize that everyone was looking at 5-7 bright red lights flying through the sky. I started recording right away. I looked up the occurrence and similar lights were seen in other parts of the world within the 24 hr span on this."
I have now seen 4 different videos of this incident over Harlem, New York on the 12th January. There is a lot of shouting of aliens here, but we still get another classic from Harlem: "That aint no damn aliens! That's Illuminati!" LOL! Whatever, I am please to see that our cosmic neighbours have no prejudice and don't care where on Earth they can be seen...
Rumblings in Sooke Sparks Mystery - Vancouver Island
CTV News, 25th January 2012
VICTORIA – In the last 48 hours a number of people in Sooke have reported feeling powerful tremors that some believe are an earthquake.
“I heard what sounded like a freight train coming, that rumble, and it was very brief. My bed actually shifted,” one Sooke homeowner told CTV News.
Seismologists say there are no indications of an earthquake in the Sooke area and all calling the recent reports a mystery.
On Wednesday several employees downtown felt similar shaking but believed it was a result of blasting at a downtown construction site.
Comment: There are other reports elsewhere too and people are really nervous...
Malaysia Ministry seeks recordings of strange noises in sky
Asia One News, 23rd January 2012
The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry wants to collect audio recordings of the purported strange noises in the sky heard by residents of Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
In a Sinar Harian report, Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusuf said the ministry was collecting as much "evidence" as possible on the bizarre happening so it could submit its report to the National Space Agency (Angkasa) for further investigation.
"This incident is no laughing matter. We hope those who have audio or video recordings of the noises can come forward so we can investigate," said Fadillah, adding that any evidence can be sent to the Petrajaya parliamentary service centre in Jalan Astana, Kuching.
Residents of Kota Samarahan claimed to have heard noises resembling "loud snorings" in the wee hours of Jan 11 and Jan 12, triggering speculations and apocalyptic theories among the fascinated.
Comment: It really does make you wonder what is going to happen next, but I am pleased that more countries are starting to take this seriously. I certainly don't think the magnetosphere breaking down is any laughing matter either, all we need is a few big gamma ray bursts and then we will see who is left over to laugh...
Don’t Wake the Sleeping Sky Giant: Sky Noise in Oshawa, Jan 23 (updated 25th)
Strange Sounds In The Sky, 25th January 2012
The owner of this website is complaining because he says: "I’m accused of being behind all the strange sound events in the world!" It seems he was the person who re-posted the original Kiev and Florida sound videos that went viral last year. Now there are many accusations that the sound tracks are being re-used to create fake videos. I have not checked out this website, but there are lots of links and someone who is either an amateur 'expert' on these noises or a conspirator....
Space Weather & Cold Plasma Found Above Earth
PhysOrg.com, 24th January 2012
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cold plasma has been well-hidden. Space physicists have long lacked clues to how much of this electrically charged gas exists tens of thousands of miles above Earth and how the stuff may impact our planet's interaction with the sun. Now, a new method developed by Swedish researchers makes cold plasma measurable and reveals significantly more cold, charged ions in Earth's upper altitudes than previously imagined. [...]
For decades, space physicists have struggled to accurately detect low-energy ions and determine how much of the material is leaving our atmosphere. The satellite André works on, one of four European Space Agency CLUSTER spacecraft, is equipped with a detector with thin wire arms that measures the electric field between them as the satellite rotates. But, when the scientists gathered data from their detectors, two mysterious trends appeared. Strong electric fields turned up in unexpected regions of space. And as the spacecraft rotated, measurements of the electric field didn’t fluctuate in the smoothly changing manner that André expected.
"To a scientist, it looked pretty ugly," André said. "We tried to figure out what was wrong with the instrument. Then we realized there's nothing wrong with the instrument." Unexpectedly, they found that cold plasma was altering the structure of electrical fields around the satellite. Once they understood that, they could use their field measurements to reveal the presence of the once-hidden ions.
Comment: The once "empty" space is now known to be part of a visible universe that is 99.999% plasma. This means that it is impossible to only believe that gravity rules the universe when the electromagnetic force between two electrons is 39 orders of magnitude stronger than the ultra weak force of gravity. Space Weather scientists have never ever had any interest in a gravity dominated universe, as gravity cannot 'zap' billion dollars
scientists satellites (whoops!), or knock out radio communications around Earth, or destroy national power grids and their transformers on Earth. A few astronomers are already working with plasma cosmologists and this trend is set to accelerate as revelation after revelation means that astronomers can no longer ignore that many of their theories just don't work. As I wrote in my book: why would the universe use gravity when electricity is much more efficient?
Strange noises reported around North Battleford (NEWS VIDEO)
CTV News, 24th January 2012
There's been a lot of buzz over the last few weeks about strange sounds being heard in the atmosphere. People around the world and here at home have reported hearing some bizarre noises. The latest were recorded in the Battlefords last weekend.
Ian Hamilton, North Battleford's mayor, says he can't explain it. "What I experienced was a scraping sound, like a snowplow."
Mike Halstead, a North Battleford resident, was lying in bed when his phone rang. Calls and text messages came in from his friends, each reporting strange noises. "That's when the goose bumps got me and I thought ‘that's awfully strange'." [...]
University of Saskatchewan professor Jean-Pierre St. Maurice says there is a natural explanation.
"Somehow they are picking up noise from an electrical antenna that is there. That is electromagnetic noise."
Comment: People are panicked.... BUT THANK GOD! WE HAVE A PROFESSOR TELLING THE WORLD IT IS ELECTROMAGNETIC NOISE EMITTED FROM THE AURORA OR THE RADIATION BELTS! WATCH THE VIDEO! Exactly, what I have been stating for quite some time....
Well, there is a mixed response on the blogosphere, but it is certainly amazing to me that people who have no idea that there is a new phenomenon called Space Weather or what is happening in space right now, don't want to believe a professor. I realise that people love their ignorance but this is ridiculous, hence I have posted details of Jean-Pierre St.Maurice's credentials below. It looks like instruments on the ACE satellite have recovered from their ordeal (25th Jan 9:30 UT), and we now have a fast solar wind, but the damage was actually caused by the solar wind spiking up to 750km/s when the CME impacted the ACE satellite.... However the details were also picked up an instrument on the SOHO satellite that did not manage to fail. Not surprisingly, the auroras have been spectacular, see spaceweather
Storm Recap - Spaceweather.com 25th January 2012.
CTV News: Strange noises around North Battleford - 24th January 2012
YouTube, 24th January 2012
*ORIGINAL VIDEO* Strange Sounds in Saskatoon?? (Jan. 18 2012)
YouTube, 18th January 2012
Engaging Minds: Jean-Pierre St.Maurice
YouTube, Aug 28, 2008
Jean-Pierre St.Maurice - Canada Research Chair in Environmental Sciences
Being Canada Reserach Chair in Environmental Sciences helps Jean-Pierre St. Maurice keep his eyes on the sky...the night sky to be exact. That's where he gets a bird's eye view of the aurora borealis.
Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice, Professor and Canadian Research Chair,
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
Jean-Pierre St-Maurice - Publications
Comment: Jean-Pierre St.Maurice is a world expert on the aurora, who else would you rather listen too? I have relinked to the sounds of the magnetosphere that have been recorded by scientists at the University of Iowa. However, I will state that with worsening Space Weather, the conclusion that this was being caused by the magnetosphere should not be a surprise, by those who understand what is taking place to our world.
Sounds of the Magnetosphere: Polar Plasma Wave Investigation
The University of Iowa, March - June 1996
He once claimed he's the Son of God and the world is run by alien lizards, but the story of David Icke's marriage breakdown is almost as weird
Daily Mail, 9th January 2012
But there is one thing Icke has not yet talked about on his tour — and he does go on rather, sometimes for eight hours at a time — and that is the increasingly bitter divorce battle he is embroiled in with his second wife, Pamela Leigh Richards.
Or that one of the reasons they split up, according to Pamela, is that he became suspicious that she is a shape-shifting alien. [...]
Yet despite their deteriorating relationship, Pamela says she was still shocked when she learned, in typically unconventional style, that Icke wanted her out of his life.
Mr Icke has rejected the allegations made against him by Pamela
‘We were on tour — in Vancouver, I think — when the driver said to me out of the blue: “David wants you to go.” I was so shocked I felt as though I was having heart palpitations. There was no reason for it. ‘When we got to our hotel, my bag was chucked into the car — David had thrown my clothes into the bag. [HOW NICE NOT!]
Comment: What a story.... It does not surprise me that he is paranoid, he sells paranoia for a living... I think the worse thing is that he obviously now ill or otherwise by following his own logic, he should have known that Pamela was a reptile when he met her, but instead he did not and so married her. Whatever, he is now clearly nuts... just like a lot of New Agers/conspiracy theorists who just love over the top distorted realities. Space Weather has been getting worse for over 20 years and there is very little interest in those who claim to be metaphysical/spiritual, but why exactly is that? Well, I have decided the reason is a distinct lack of interest in reality and a great preference for sensationalism. Spirituality these days is highly focused on narcissism (the Buddhists call this 'Dharma Lite'), so due to sheer ignorance, many don't think being fried by cosmic radiation has anything to do with their spirituality, when thriving in a high energy plasma environment has everything to do with their spirituality. Read about the Cultic Milieu and how it works, spend hundreds of hours understanding the guru culture and then it is easy to see why many are clueless about what is happening to this world and why most don't even think they will be affected...
David Icke Debunked (Full Movie)
YouTube, 28th March 2010
I found this 2:27:14 documentary a jaw-dropper.... Obviously it's only one person's perspective but the book quotes and interviews with David Icke are eye-opening... He is pushing a certain New Agey belief system whether people realise it or not...
CME IMPACT 24th January 2012
spaceweather.com, 24th January 2012
CME IMPACT: As expected, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 24th at approximately 1500 UT (10 am EST). Geomagnetic storms are likely in the hours ahead. If it's dark where you live, go outside and look for auroras.
In Lofoton, Norway, the CME's arrival produced a surge in ground currents outside the laboratory of Rob Stammes: link
Comment: I don't know whether the ACE satellite instruments for measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) is actually busted, but the NICT images and data don't look too great to me. The NICT Space Weather box (see right column) actually says for the Solar Wind (ACE): "Inaccurate measurement of the rate of increase for proton". Hmmm.....
2012-01-24 19:42 G1 and S3 Storms in Progress!
NOAA SWPC, 24th January 2012
G1 - Geomagnetic Storm in Progress. G2 - Geomagnetic Storm warning in effect. S3 - Solar Radiation Storm in Progress. This Solar Radiation Storm is the largest Solar Radiation Storm since October 2003.
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NOAA - Correction and New Data.
"Earlier, it was stated that the current Solar Radiation Storm was the largest since May 2005, when the 10 MeV protons exceeded over 3000 PFU. This was not correct. At the time of the earlier post, this current Storm was the biggest since January 2005, when the 10 MeV flux was 5040 pfu. After the arrival of the CME earlier today, the 10 MeV flux again increased and we were... at around 6300 pfu. This is now the largest Solar Radiation Storm since October 2003. (The Halloween Storms). Attached is a plot of the Protons and it shows the secondary increase of 10 MeV protons as the CME arrived."
Solar storm aurora captured by UK photographers - 7 Photos
Wired.co.uk, 23rd January 2012
Planes expected to reroute following massive solar eruption
Fox News, 23rd January 2012
An immense blast of plasma spewed late Sunday night from the sun led to the strongest radiation storm bombarding our planet since 2005, and a rare warning from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency -- and even a plan to redirect certain high-flying airplanes.
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center -- the nation’s official source of warnings about space weather and its impact on Earth -- issued a watch for a geomagnetic storm expected to hit our planet Tuesday morning after a satellite witnessed an ultraviolet flash from the massive solar eruption, according to Spaceweather.com.
Comment: Radio communications must be bad most likely due to the proton storm being a long duration event and then we have a fast CME arriving soon too...
Biggest solar storm in six years
Stuff.co.nz, 24th January 2012
"The radiation in the form of protons came flying out of the sun at 93 million miles per hour. "The whole volume of space between here and Jupiter is just filled with protons and you just don't get rid of them like that," Biesecker said. That's why the effects will stick around for a couple days."
ALMOST-X FLARE AND A NEW MASSIVE CME BLAST
spaceweather.com, 23rd January 2012
ALMOST-X FLARE AND CME (UPDATED): This morning, Jan. 23rd around 0359 UT, big sunspot 1402 erupted, producing a long-duration M9-class solar flare. The explosion's M9-ranking puts it on the threshold of being an X-flare, the most powerful kind. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the flare's extreme ultraviolet flash
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft detected a CME rapidly emerging from the blast site: movie. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the leading edge of the CME will reach Earth on Jan. 24 at 14:18UT (+/- 7 hours). Their animated forecast track shows that Mars is in the line of fire, too; the CME will hit the Red Planet during the late hours of Jan. 25.
This is a relatively substantial and fast-moving (2200 km/s) CME. Spacecraft in geosynchronous, polar and other orbits passing through Earth's ring current and auroral regions could be affected by the cloud's arrival. In addition, strong geomagnetic storms are possible, so high-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras
RADIATION STORM IN PROGRESS: Solar protons accelerated by this morning's M9-class solar flare are streaming past Earth. On the NOAA scale of radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications. An example of satellite effects: The "snow" in this SOHO coronagraph movie is caused by protons hitting the observatory's onboard camera.
Comment: There has been a R2 radio blackout and the worse proton storm in 7 years, the solar absorption chart (DRAP) shows the ionosphere to have been highly affected by the worse radiation storm in 6 years. A very fast Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is headed towards Earth. Things are starting to get interesting because if we keep getting volley after volley of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, that is when we are most likely to get an ultra weakened magnetosphere (poor magnetic defences) that will provide the conditions for a killer geomagnetic shot that will knock out national power grids. From my perspective, I don't believe there is enough current expertise to say when that knock out shot will occur and I am still waiting for some information that tells us what criteria will be used to make the decision to take down national power grids. Solarham.com has more spaceweather info and videos.
2012-01-23 15:01 Geomagnetic Storm Expected Tuesday, Jan 23
NOAA SWPC, 23rd January 2012
"As the strongest Solar Radiation Storm (S3) since May, 2005 continues, the associated Earthward-directed Coronal Mass Ejection is expected to arrive about 1400 UT (9am EST) Jan 24. SWPC has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch with G2 level storming likely and G3 level storming possible, with the storm continuing into Wednesday, Jan 25. All of this activity is related to a moderate (R2) Radio Blackout x-ray flare that erupted Sunday night (11pm EST). Updates will be posted here as we learn more or follow us on Facebook."
A strong solar flare reaching M8.7 took place at 03:59 UTC monday morning
The Watchers, 23rd January 2012
Strange sound in MönchenGladbach in NRW, Germany / with english subtitles!
YouTube, 22nd January 2012
Anybody knows this sound? We were doing a video of our dog, as suddenly our Cockatoo freaks out und we`ve heard a strange noise...
First we thought about our water pipes from the bathroom (got some trouble with it before), till we recognized, that this sound is coming from outside. It was really loud and strongly, maybe you can`t hear it so good by watching this video. Please watch this video from the start till the end, cause by watching this lately, we noticed, that this "hum" almost started by the beginning of this video !
Comment: This video could be a trailer for a horror movie... If this is a fake, it has been brilliantly done to get the animals to cooperate... Seriously, it's quite impressive because a bird and a dog start to react before anyone can hear the strange sounds but the couple immediately start to blame the noise on bad plumbing... Then there is some cussing that there are loud noises outside on a Sunday evening! When the guy opens the door to investigate, the noise gets much louder, so he then wisely announces: Techno Party! LOL! This is a great video... It's got English subtitles and the owner has even provide the translation for the English swear words too...
Eerie Sounds Set Off Car Alarms In Germany - January 20th 2012
YouTube, 20th January 2012
I have no idea if this is a genuine or not... However, I note the comment here about people copying other sound tracks and all these videos being only about 1 minute long, which is a little suspicious...
Strange Sounds! 1/23/12 holy sh#t its true!
YouTube, 23rd January 2012
The dogs react by barking, the humans react by swearing... that seems to be how things are going...
All-white blackbird photographed
BBC News, 23rd January 2012
This unusual blackbird is attracting bird watchers to a Nottinghamshire country park.
The bird is leucistic, which is a genetic mutation that prevents pigments from being deposited normally in its feathers.
It has been residing for the last four years in the woodland of Rufford Abbey Country Park.
Each year, observers say, it has steadily shed its black feathers for white feathers.
Comment: What interested me is that this was born a blackbird and is now becoming a whitebird.... how odd...
The Chinese Boy with Cats Eyes
YouTube, 20th January 2012
A boy has stunned medics with his ability to see in pitch black with eyes that glow in the dark.
Doctors have studied Nong Youhui's amazing eyesight since his dad took him to hospital in Dahua, southern China, concerned over his bright blue eyes.
Dad Ling said: "They told me he would grow out of it and that his eyes would stop glowing and turn black like most Chinese people but they never did."
Medical tests conducted in complete darkness show Youhui can read perfectly without any light and sees as clearly as most people do during the day.
Comment: I was sent this same link twice, so I decided to comment, but originally I was not going to bother since it's news from February 2009, see links below. What is interesting is why there is some excitement now when it looks like someone has just reloaded up the old Chinese news version on YouTube... Well, immediately some think this is some alien hybrid and I hate all this kind of talk, hence I have changed the headline on my website.... Yes, I know all about the supposed Sumerian texts that were used to create biblical texts that discuss the creation of mankind and all the failed attempts, but I think that types of humans have been on this planet for a long time as the anthropologists already suggest. If there was experimentation, it was local and maybe even done by different groups. My main point is that these same texts point out that this 'Master Race' have NO control over the environment and when there is a major cosmic event that impacts Earth, they disappear and then come back when they think things are safe. That is the point where I believe that what happens is determined by universal intelligence. For example, giants are caused by changes in gravity... I also believe that due to the celestial downpours, there is electromagnetic chaos and morphogenetic fields get mixed up and that is where we get humans picking up non-human genetic characteristics... Yes, that means there is deliberate experimentation and there is natural mix-ups... There are already examples on Earth like this Chinese boy with cat's eyes, but I have picked up a few other examples. I think there is an old YouTube video of American woman with strange cat's eyes, but we have horrible examples of a young Chinese girl with fur on her back and humans with 'abnormalities' who look like were-wolves. We do not know how many babies are killed if they are simply too weird, but I am sure it goes on. So, I don't believe that even a 'Master Race' has any control over the electromagnetic environment and morphogenetic fields and that means that if you have read books like the Gods of Eden by William Bramley you are sometimes presented with some very strange images of 'hybrids' that some believe are aliens. Well, I don't think they are aliens, I believe they are humans that have been effected by a chaotic electromagnetic environment and the normal human electrodynamic templates have been interfered with. We already have strange examples of cats in Sichuan province, in southern China growing wings in a month.... Our scientists have known since the 1940s that the physical body is controlled by electromagnetic fields (those same fields have been called the 'etheric body' by metaphysicians) and these electrodynamic 'templates' can be 'corrupted' at the individual level (it's a fact that earthquake precursor signals, affect biological acitivity). At the morphogenetic level, fields are updated by universal intelligence (who else decides what makes a human human?) and human mutants will arise that fit in with the new environment as a form of celestial epigenetics. Hence, this Chinese boy with cats eyes may NOT be a sign of evolution, it could be an abberation. Well, my concern has always been that some information has been provided to a few in the metaphysical community about how to "attract" and maintain the human morphogenetic template that is aligned with universal directives for a new human. However, I have been very disappointed with the power hungry types in the metaphysical community that think any important new knowledge gives them the rights to lord it over others. So far, most seemed to have completely failed to comprehend the seriousness of what is taking place on this planet. Cosmic radiation is flooding the planet and humans require a strong cosmic shield, which is the natural human energy field that can be turbo-charged, but getting involved with New Agers to help you with this requirement may not prove fruitful and could even be a dangerous. That is my experience, especially when dealing with those who are not rational and do not think their low levels of intelligence is any impediment...
Cat boy can see in the dark
The Sun, 23 Feb 2009
Indian teacher stunned by $10bln bank balance
Yahoo News, 20th January 2012
An Indian high school teacher, with a monthly salary of around $700, was astounded when a routine online check of his bank account showed a balance of almost $10 billion.
Parijat Saha, from the town of Balurghat in West Bengal state, said he had checked his State Bank of India account online last Sunday to confirm reception of a 10,000 rupee ($200) interest payment.
"Instead I saw this astronomical amount," he told AFP by telephone.
The account showed a balance of 496 billion rupees.
Comment: I am sure someone would have noticed eventually.... But this must have been a stray cosmic ray causing a bit flip. Something that will continue to get worse as the cosmic radiation from space continues to flood our world and affect unshielded electronics.
Electric Material in Mantle Could Explain Earth's Rotation
Science News, 19th January 2012
When it comes to Earth's rotation, you might think geophysicists have pretty much everything figured out. Not quite. In order to explain some variations in the way our planet spins, Earth's mantle—the layer of hot, softened rock that lies between the crust and core—must conduct electricity, an ability that the mantle as we know it shouldn't have. Now, a new study finds that iron monoxide, which makes up 9% of the mantle, actually does conduct electricity just like a metal, but only at temperatures and pressures found far beneath the surface.
Comment: This is an intriguing article about the impact of an electric shell inside Earth affecting Earth's rotation. So, now that the planet is being charged up by trillions and trillions of tons of plasma due to space weather, this might explain the gravitational anomalies if gravity is related to the electromagnetic force. One of my favourite science quotes is: "There is no such thing as mass only charge." It might be related to other anomalies that I think are caused by changes in Earth's core that affect the Earth's orbit and our relationship with the Sun and moon.
South African weather bill creates a storm of controversy
Proposed law would make unauthorized storm predictions punishable by heavy fines and 10 years in jail.
Mother Nature Network, 19th January 2012
A proposed law in South Africa would theoretically punish anyone who makes a prediction about severe weather or air pollution with heavy fines or jail time if they did not first receive written permission from the government-funded South African Weather Service (SAWS).
As written, the South African Weather Service Amendment Bill would affect not just TV weathermen and online weather sites but also community-based weather services. First offenses would be punished with a fine or up to 5 million rand (about $630,000) or five years in jail. The fines and jail time would be doubled for subsequent offenses.
Comment: This story reminded me of the seismologists in Italy that are standing trial for failing to predict a major earthquake. The story goes that one maverick seismologist did try to warn people but he was arrested for fearmongering... I suppose that will be next for these South African weathermen when they get things wrong, which is sure to happen as we know that modern day meteorology is nothing more than sophisticated (supercomputer related) guesswork.
Italian scientists on trial for failing to predict earthquake
The Guardian, 20th September 2011
"Seven scientists and other experts are standing trial on manslaughter charges for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009. The case is being closely watched by seismologists around the world, who insist it is impossible to predict earthquakes and say no major tremor has ever been foretold."
Voluntary 'De-Baptism' Rising in Europe
Voice of America, 18th January 2012
[...] Churches in France and elsewhere in Europe have been battling falling numbers, a trend evident not only in the empty pews, but in the sharp fall in baptisms. But "de-baptisms", a church's deletion of one's name from the official baptismal registry at a parishioner's request, are a recent phenomenon, and they are taking place in both Protestant and Catholic communities.
There are no official statistics, but experts and activists count the numbers of those seeking de-baptism in the tens of thousands, and websites offering informal "de-baptism" certificates have mushroomed.
Anne Morelli, who heads a center for religion and secularity studies at the Free University of Brussels, says de-baptisms, both official and unofficial, increased in 2011, particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Austria. The numbers, she said, reflect public anger at the church pedophilia scandals.
Comment: I think this is very interesting and people's actions are exactly what we should expect as people are spiritually and morally empowered to break away from a corrupt system designed to control hearts and minds. Actually, I was baptised in the Methodist Church and I am glad my parents sent me to Sunday School because it started off my interest in what spirituality was truly about. At about 17 years old I had already figured out there was a lot of missing pieces of the puzzle and that is when I started my search for truth. Over 30 years later, I have a completely different perspective to most people who have done no work at all in understanding the spiritual roots of culture and society. The whole planet is in upheaval but the spiritually ignorant have no clue why. I am a self-taught Initiate because I have done some serious work. I have an Honours Degree in Physics because I have the ability to start from first principles and deal with data. Hence I am awestruck by my research but not left perplexed. Don't be fooled, the Catholic Church have known for a long time that this was coming. The arrival of 'Christ' or crystalline energies is something that they have feared.
How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body
New York Times, 5th January 2012
On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, whose devoted clientele includes a number of celebrities and prominent gurus, was giving a master class at Sankalpah Yoga in Manhattan. Black is, in many ways, a classic yogi: he studied in Pune, India, at the institute founded by the legendary B. K. S. Iyengar, and spent years in solitude and meditation. He now lives in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and often teaches at the nearby Omega Institute, a New Age emporium spread over nearly 200 acres of woods and gardens. He is known for his rigor and his down-to-earth style. But this was not why I sought him out: Black, I’d been told, was the person to speak with if you wanted to know not about the virtues of yoga but rather about the damage it could do.
Comment: I did read the original article when it was first available, but it's only now that there has been an interesting response mixed in with other major revelations about the origins of yoga that I think it's worth saying a few words. From my perspective, it's just curious that a whole belief system can be built up over many decades, centuries and even millenia and it can all be based on some major lies... I have no real interest in yoga, but I find it interesting that many believe the practice makes them spiritually superior and I am particularly interested in spirituality that I think is based on pure bulls#hit. The reason being is I need to fully understand why so many people have no real interest in reality and are ready to swallow major lies. I have already posted links to articles that have already argued that people have been conned and that much of yoga is far from ancient and it seems that someone has now written a book, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards . That should be a good poke in the eye to many spiritual snobs. The guru culture is seriously alive and well but what exactly is it contributing to society is not exactly clear and maybe I can hazard the guess of spiritual sheeple.... Well, I have had an interesting few weeks breaking down some burgeoning New Age myth-making and I have found the process quite cathartic. Seriously, I have no interest in fake spiritual evolution that is based on pure ignorance, I am trying my best to provide some genuine truth and enlightenment.
Yoga's Greater Truth
A scholar embarks on a quest to trace the roots of his yoga practice back to their source. What he finds confounds and unsettles him, and, ultimately, provides him with a glimpse of yoga's greater truth.
Yoga Journal, November 2010
"I learned that the Danish system was an offshoot of a 19th-century Scandinavian gymnastics tradition that had revolutionized the way Europeans exercised. Systems based on the Scandinavian model sprang up throughout Europe and became the basis for physical training in armies, navies, and many schools. These systems also found their way to India. In the 1920s, according to a survey taken by the Indian YMCA, Primitive Gymnastics was one of the most popular forms of exercise in the whole subcontinent, second only to the original Swedish gymnastics developed by P.H. Ling. That's when I became seriously confused."
The day when you found out that Santa didn’t exist
Om Sweet Om, 28th January 2012
"What Singleton discovered was at once remarkable yet disturbing. While perusing the Cambridge University Library, he came across a book with picture after picture of men and women in the oh-so-familiar yoga asanas, from Warrior Pose, to Downward Dog, to Headstand, Handstand, and more. But this was not a yoga book, but rather a book describing an early 20th century Danish system of exercise called Primitive Gymnastics. According to Singleton, the early 20th century marked a period during which there was a large struggle for independence everywhere in the world. Their logic was that, with stronger bodies they would improve the chances of defeating others in a variety of violent struggles. And so, the Europeans used these gymnastics to strengthen their bodies.
The Indian yoga gurus, once deeming any physical exercises or gymnastic-like postures as something the lower caste people do for a living, now saw the benefits of these exercises, and in turn melded the gymnastic moves into their yoga practices. It was about this time, in the 1930s that the famous Krishnamacharya, teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, Indra Devi, and T.K.V. Desikachar, developed a dynamic asana practice, that combined hatha yoga, wrestling exercises, and modern Western gymnastic movement into what we know of today as the vinyasa yoga system."
There are more and more reports of The Sounds of The Apocalypse. The Keepers of Ancient Knowledge have not failed us... I recognised the significance of Space Weather over 7 years ago and so I dedicated my life to researching and teaching people what was happening to our world with very little support. All I can say is that I have no regrets.
Storm brings snow to Sahara Desert [VIDEO]
9 News.com, 18th January 2012
Purple Calf is finally born
Live Leak, 16th January 2012
The calf, almost purple in color, born in Jezdina village on Jelica mountain near Cacak city, grows well regardless of its unusual skin color.
Do they mean lilac?
Rense & Charles Smith - Mysterious, Frightening Sounds Worldwide
YouTube, 21st January 2012
Comment: Jeff Rense at Rense.com has been highlighting the mysterious sounds from all over the world, but he does not have seem to have a grasp of the Big Picture. However, he is not alone, as there seem to be many 'intelligent' people who are not integrating information.... Our solar system is being engulfed with a new type of highly charged energy and major blasts of this new energy has been called Space Weather. Our planet Earth is being saturated and everything is slowly changing to adjust to this environmental shift and so I believe this should be considered as celestial epigenetics. This transition has been accelerating for over 20 years, but since the cause is due to changes in the celestial environment, this change has been slowly ongoing for many decades. In metaphysical and esoteric language this is The Shift of The Ages/The Apocalypse etc, and we have been told what to expect by the Keepers of Ancient knowledge, but the real scientific key is the arrival of Space Weather. Thus we are experiencing:
new and 'rare' atmospheric phenomena; massive increase in auroral activity, daylight auroras, massive increase in atmospheric electrical activity that includes Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) e.g. sprites and Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes (TGFs), noctilucent clouds caused by dusty plasmas, sudden increase in 'rare' and new clouds, sun haloes, moon haloes, hole punch clouds, upside down rainbows, light pillars, sundogs, "ripples" in the sky, purple haze, purple fog, freak dust storms, Earth windier, "goo" from the atmosphere, mass deaths from lightning, "heat bursts", mystery booms, mysterious sounds and noises, new plasma phenomena that looks like massive bubbles of light, plasma strings and spirals, (UFOs/UAPs). There is weird weather; hurricanes over land, hurricanes over deserts, freak waves, massive hail, snow in the deserts, purple snow, rivers turning green, earthquakes everywhere, fire tornadoes, continuous volcanic eruptions, sinkholes with laser cut sides, dramatic mudslides, new ocean basins and huge cracks in the ground. However, it's not just our planet because there are changes taking place all over the solar system; "global warming" on every planet in the solar system and some moons), massive increase in interstellar dust caused by the arrival of an interstellar debris field, "stalled" solar cycle, dramatic increase in space weather and it's impact, massive increase in asteroid flybys, massive increase in meteors, funny "slow" meteors", moon orbit anomalies, Earth axis tilt supposedly changed by earthquakes(?), Arctic sunlight anomalies, equinox and solstice anomalies, regional magnetic field shifts, magnetic pole shifts, jet stream shifts, whale and dolphin strandings, bird deaths, raining fish, etc. The impact on human DNA is not being considered here, but as electromagnetic beings, we are being hit on several different levels as I have tried to explain in my writings.
Therefore, you would have to have your head buried really deep to not realise that something major is happening to our world. So, as I have stated many times, this is all because we are experiencing energy driven evolutionary change as new energy from outside our solar system has arrived as predicted by those who understand the impact of the end/start of a precession related major astronomical cycle... I believe the 'Sounds of the Apocalypse' are caused by "shearing" cosmic and solar energies due to Earth's magnetosphere being ultra weak and cracked and allowing in huge volumes of solar/cosmic energies. My beliefs are based on my research and efforts to retrieve and read scientific papers that explain the changes to our solar system, NOT just the latest blogosphere rumours. So, I believe it is only the truly unenlightened who would be ignorant enough to try and blame all this on a tiny little atmospheric heater called HAARP and other such stupid ideas.
Srange Sounds In The Sky, January 18, 2012 - Winnipeg [Canada]
YouTube, 19th January 2012
"I heard about these "Strange Sounds from the Sky" happening around the world and I was sitting on my couch when!! ....... Please forgive my bad language, sorry. :)"
A guy can't watch television because of the weird noises outside, so he takes a trip outdoors but he does like to swear. What is interesting is that it's hardly likely that this example is a fake because there are so many different sources of noise, TV and police sirens etc, and him swearing profusely... However, the Earth 'wail' is unmistakable....
Strange Sounds Heard in Staten Island, NY
YouTube, 20th January 2012
People are frightened.... there is swearing...
CME Impact [Update II]
spaceweather.com, 22nd January 2012
CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at 0617 UT on Jan. 22nd. At first the impact did not appear to be a strong one: the solar wind speed barely lifted itself to ~400 km/s when the CME passed by. Now, however, in the wake of the CME, a dense and increasingly geoeffective solar wind stream is blowing around Earth, setting the stage for possible auroras on the night of Jan. 22nd. Aurora alerts: text, voice.
A surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway, signaled the CME's arrival,
but the impact occurred as the sun was rising--too late for European sky watchers to spy the Northern Lights.
CME IMPACT II (Version II): Arriving a little later than expected, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at 0617 UT on Jan. 22nd. According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the impact strongly compressed Earth's magnetic field and briefly exposed satellites in geosynchronous orbit to solar wind plasma. Shifting lines of magnetic force induced strong ground currents in Norway and sparked bright auroras over the upper reaches of North America. This colorful corona appeared over Chatanika, Alaska:
Comment: This geomagnetic storm is a long drawn out affair... The magnetosphere image icon used here is at 22nd Jan 14:20:55 and our cosmic shielding has failed as we now expect and allowed in a lot of extremely energized cosmic energy. The surge of ground currents in Lofoton, Norway is interesting I imagine there will be some impact on normal day to day business.
CME Impact / Geomagnetic Storm Jan 22, 2012
YouTube, 22nd January 2012
"CME Impact: ACE Spacecraft telemetry has recorded a sudden solar wind increase to 540 km/s. A geomagnetic sudden impulse to 30nT was recorded at 06:00 UTC. This indicates the arrival of the expected Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). Minor Geomagnetic Storm conditions are now in progress."
This video is a good summary of space weather data and info.
Real time Kiruna Magnetometer reading
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 22nd January 2012
ACE Satellite Data: CME Shockwaves detected - 22nd January 2012
NICT Real time Magnetosphere
Alaska - Aurora Live
Space Weather Alerts - NOAA Definitions
CME Blast Directed at Earth [Update]
spaceweather.com, 20th January 2012
Active sunspot 1401 erupted yesterday, Jan. 19th around 16:30 UT, producing an M3-class solar flare and a full-halo coronal mass ejection (CME). The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded the cloud expanding almost directly toward Earth:
Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say strong geomagnetic storms are possible when the cloud arrives this weekend. Their animated forecast track predicts an impact on Jan. 21st at 22:30 UT (+/- 7 hrs).
Comment: Well, this is the first time I have seen conflicting space weather reports. Spaceweather.com is written by Dr. Tony Phillips who controls all the press releases and media from NASA, that should tell you something. It seems that he has decided to ignore NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) and believe the space weather forecasters at NASA Goddard. Now remember it was only a few weeks ago that a CME was supposed to miss Earth and actually hit us, so presumably that was NASA officials listening to the wrong people... Here are being told by spaceweather.com/NASA that this CME could hit us as strongly (G3?) but I would like to know the exact details. According to NOAA's Geomagnetic Storm Scale defined as G1- G5, G1 is minor, G3 is Strong, G5 and we can expect mayhem, see table for details.
2012-01-20 16:35 G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm Possible January 23
NOAA SWPC, 20th January 2012
"SWPC Forecasters have determined that the CME from NOAA Region 1402 near disk center yesterday will likely pass above (north) of Earth. This glancing blow will cause just G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm activity. Look for the first signs of it around 1800Z (1:00 pm EST) on Sunday, January 22, with the bulk of the disturbance to occur Monday, January 23. Watch here for updates."
NASA SDO - M2.6 Solar Flare on January 19, 2012
YouTube, 19th January 2012
RAF: Big bang in Grimsby wasn't us
This is Grimsby News, 20th January 2012
THE Royal Air Force has said none of its planes were responsible for what many have called a "sonic boom" over Grimsby.
As reported, the Grimsby Telegraph received many calls from residents who had heard what sounded like a large explosion at about 7pm on Wednesday. [...]
However, when contacted by the Grimsby Telegraph, Squadron Leader Nikki Stacey, based at Headquarters Air Command, said the noise had not been caused by an RAF aircraft, adding there was "nothing reported" from any of the forces' "fast jet units". Gareth Stringer, deputy editor of Global Aviation Resource magazine, said: "A sonic boom occurs when an aeroplane breaks the sound barrier and the noise that you hear is the shockwave of area around the aircraft.
"As far as I am aware, no aircraft should break the sound barrier within ten miles of the coast, but certain atmospheric and weather conditions can mean the sound of the boom can travel further. "That could explain why something may have been heard inland.
Comment: I would have ignored this, but the UK specifically has been reports over the last week of massive booms in the North and even the mainstream news has been discussing what the hell is happening with all the strange noises, see the ITN report below .... (I have not bothered to link reports of strange noises over the UK, because there are a lot of morons who think hoaxing is funny.) Whatever, read the UK account below of a blast that caused the roof to wobble in a busy supermarket, that is nothing to sneer at... By the way, we have asteroid 2012 BV1 flyby within the orbit of the moon today (0.8 LD), so I wonder if there is other smaller untrackable debris hitting us too and causing the booms.... You would have to have your head buried really deep to not realise that something major is happening to our world...
Sonic boom shakes north east – eyewitness account [UK]
SM World News, 13th January 2012
"Suddenly, a loud booming noise rumbled across the roof of the building. We felt like were in the middle of an earthquake or some kind of unusual seismic event.
It felt similar to the sonic boom you experience when RAF fighter jets go past on exercise – but we were not aware of any aircraft overhead at the time.
The roof began to shake violently and it looked as if it was sagging and about to fall in at one point, as it shook. Within seconds, the boom reached a crescendo as we all looked up, astonished.
Then it stopped. “What on earth was that?” we said to each other, not quite believing what had happened. The other people seemed equally baffled, staring at the roof in bemused wonderment."
Strange Noises: Are they UFOs, thunder, HAARP or a hoax?
ITN News, 19th January 2012
Bridge City man claims he saw sci-fi sights in the sky
beaumontenterprise.com, 20th January 2012
Some Bridge City residents saw Friday night lights of a kind other than the high school football variety last week.
Retired refinery worker David Johnson had just stepped outside his RV to fetch some soft drinks from his father-in-law's house on Texas 87 when some "reddish-yellow" balls of light in the sky caught his eye.
"They were moving fast, maneuvering like a sci-fi movie in a perfect line together," he said. [...]
They counted at least 48 of the swiftly flying lights before they disappeared from view.
"It was the weirdest thing I ever saw," he said.
Comment: Please note: people are seeing plasma orbs... the military and pilots call them Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), but I don't know why because they are no longer unidentified. Scientists call them magnetospheric or magnetic plasmoids, research papers are available on the internet. This should no longer be considered as a mystery...
Unidentified flying object hovering above Cooloongup, Australia 18-Jan-2012
Latest UFO sightings, 19th January 2012
"Witness report: Big Orange Ball of light Seen in the east. 2 Minutes into the sighting and the orange ball Dispelled some other orbs! Filmed in Cooloongup western Australia."
Mild profanity warning and quite dramatic!
UFOs filmed over Harlem, New York 12-Jan-2012
Latest UFO sightings, 19th January 2012
"LUFOS - This fleet of unidentified flying objects was recorded over Harlem in New York on Thursday, 12th January 2012."
Serious profanity warning.... well it is Harlem.... This orb sighting has to go down as a classic: "That ain't no f%&*"/&* balloons n#gger!" LOL!!! Besides having an hilarious commentary... the video is quite good in providing some perspective and enough time to demonstrate the orbs were moving in and out of formation and stragglers were speeding up to catch up with those in front. Well, I had a good laugh at least...
'Cloud' UAP Plasma 'string' over Rome Mystifies Experts (Video)
Gather News, 16th January 2012
"The UAP (unexplained aerial phenomenon) seems to be just another wispy cloud from a distance. But zooming in on the OVNI reveals a distinct, ribbon-like pattern never observed before in known cloud formations and defying meteorological classification."
A little bit more science education might help....
Did the oldest tree east of the Mississippi spontaneously combust?
Yahoo News, 18th January 2012
"The Big Tree," the oldest tree east of the Mississippi, was reduced to little more than a pile of ash this week. But unlike most forest fires, this tree burned from the inside out, leaving Florida officials struggling to explain the fire's cause.
The Central Florida landmark was an estimated 3,500 years old when it burned down on Monday. Officials have finally been able to officially rule out arson as a cause, but that ruling raises more questions than it answers.
Comment: Interesting, since we have had a few reports lately of humans spontaneously combusting.... At the moment, most people do not appreciate that there has been a massive increase in the Earth's electrical charge as the solar deliveries of trillions and trillions of tons of plasma continue... Whether people realise it or not, every single human on the planet will have to cope with a changing electromagnetic environment. Raw Story has video of the fire and comments from locals and forestry experts who immediately suspected arson and that this was an "intense" fire event.
Fire destroys 3,500-year-old tree, arson suspected (VIDEO)
Raw Story, 16th January 2012
M3 Solar Flare & CME Blast Directed at Earth
spaceweather.com, 19th January 2012
EARTH-DIRECTED SOLAR FLARE:: Active sunspot 1401 erupted today, Jan. 19th, between 15:15 and 16:30 UT. The long-duration blast produced an M3-class solar flare and a CME that appears to be heading toward Earth. This movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the extreme UV flash:
NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft recorded an impressive CME emerging from the blast site: movie #1, movie #2. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab confirm that the CME is heading for Earth, and they say strong geomagnetic storms are possible when the cloud arrives this weekend. Their animated forecast track predicts an impact on Jan. 21st at 22:30 UT (+/- 7 hrs).
NOAA have been kind and provided us the usual joke warning of +/- 7 hrs.... Solarham.com has lots of basic info and videos.
Farmer feeds GMO corn to his pigs: they all become sterile.
YouTube, 17th January 2012
Jerry Rosman, a pig farmer in Iowa, was cultivating GMO corn,(Roundup Ready and BT) and fed this corn to his pigs.
Result: his sows became infertile, and then after one year he went bankrupt.
See the whole interview here: http://vimeo.com/20237421
Is it an incident isolated to Iowa ? Check this article from Greenpeace; http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/no-need-for-condoms-ge-corn/
"Austrian scientists fed mice over a course of 20 weeks a mixture of 33 percent Monsanto GE corn (NK 603 x MON 810) and non-GE corn.
These mice gave birth to less babies and lighter babies in their third and fourth litters. Mice fed on non-GE corn had babies as normal.
These differences are statistically significant."
Comment: This is called eugenics... I think the elite think their lives would be easier with real robots... But, they are stupid. How on Earth are robots going to function properly in a high energy plasma environment i.e. high levels of cosmic radiation? The magnetosphere is breaking down, Earth's ionosphere has lowered and Earth's magnetic field is highly unstable... can these people actually think further than the bare brain minimum of wanting to control?
'Cloud' UAP Plasma string over Rome Mystifies Experts (Video)
Gather News, 16th January 2012
"The UAP (unexplained aerial phenomenon) seems to be just another wispy cloud from a distance. But zooming in on the OVNI reveals a distinct, ribbon-like pattern never observed before in known cloud formations and defying meteorological classification."
A little bit more education might help....
'Face' captured in Northern Lights
Orange News, 18th January 2012
A photographer trying to capture the Northern Lights in Canada was astonished to see a face in one of his pictures. Jonathan Tucker, 25, snapped the image in Marsh Lake in Yukon, Canada with a 30 second exposure on his camera.
It was only later that he noticed "strong facial features" such as a nose, chin and smiling mouth among the swirling green lights. The spectacular light display lasted for an hour but Mr Tucker, from Yukon, only spotted the face when looking at his photographs later in the day.
He said: "When you look at this photo you can certainly see very strong facial features like the nose, eye and chin. "The face even looks like it has hair and to me it looks like it's smiling. I was shocked. This is very rare."
Comment: oH......... Don't even know what to say... If this is an aetheric 'bleedthrough,' then I am quite worried about else will appear, people are already jittery...
Chilean General to Speak at UFO Conference
Open Minds, 18th January 2012
General (Ret.) Ricardo Bermudez will make a special announcement about official Chilean UFO Project at the 2012 International UFO Congress this February in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Chilean Air Force General (Ret.) Ricardo Bermúdez, Director of Chile’s official Committee for the Study of Aerial Anomalous Phenomena (CEFAA) will address the International UFO Congress in Fountain Hills, AZ this February. This is the first time ever in the USA when a high-ranking military officer who runs an official government sponsored UFO project talks about the subject at a conference open to the general public. [...]
“The CEFAA’s official position has always been to recognize that something is happening in our skies, but we, as yet, do not know what it is,” he said.
Comment: Please note: The military in South America call this a "puzzling phenomena," they DO NOT believe these are ETs in spacecraft, they know better... Our modern astronomer priest class have already provided their opinions as I have already explained. Thus anybody that is anybody already knows the truth. It's only the really simple people that think that every strange unidentified object in the sky MUST be a spacecraft with inhabitants from another world.
The best light shows on Earth are getting even more spectacular
spaceweather.com, 17th January 2012
CHANCE OF AURORAS: A coronal mass ejection (CME) heading mainly for Venus might deliver a glancing blow to our planet, too, on Jan. 19th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the cloud arrives. In Finland, the Northern Lights are already shining. Aurora tour guide Andy Keen took this picture last night in the Municipality of Inari:
"We didn't need head-torches as the forest was illuminated by the Aurora dancing above our heads," describes Keen. "For over two and a half hours we witnessed one of the best light shows that I've ever observed in over 5000 hours of 'chasing' the auroras. Ribbons, curtains, mini spirals, bursts - you name it and we had it."
"Some of our group were so amazed by what we were witnessing that they simply lay on their backs in the snow and soaked it all up. Others ran around making noises like over excitable school children - myself included. It was absolutely mind-blowing to say the least. If this is a sign of things to come as Solar Maximum approaches, then all I can say is that we're all in for a real treat over the coming months and years.
Comment: Hmmm... This should be no surprise if the magnetosphere is weak, full of cracks and allowing in more solar and cosmic energies.
Google Joins Online SOPA Protest
Huffington Post, 17th January 2012
WASHINGTON -- Google will join thousands of tech activists, entrepreneurs and corporations on Wednesday in protesting the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, a controversial bill that has generated national outrage among Internet experts.
On Wednesday, more than 7,000 websites are expected to voluntarily "go dark," by blocking access to their content to protest the bill, according to organizers of SOPAStrike.com. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring the measure to a vote next week. Some of the biggest names on the Internet plan to participate in the blackout, including Wikipedia, Mozilla, Reddit and WordPress. On Tuesday, Google stopped short of vowing to take down its popular search engine...
Comment: But who are the real pirates? Apparently, the people who distributed most of the piracy software on the internet to help people steal copyrighted material, are now trying to use all the internet piracy as the excuse to control the internet..... The video below explains the plot.... I think this sounds like inducing millions of people to commit a crime (except for in Sweden where you can can now say you are just following the basic tenets of your religion....) I wonder if anyone will try to sue the VERY BIG NAMES INVOLVED WHO HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTING THIS SOFTWARE FOR YEARS AND YEARS.... As I have always believed, there is no such thing as free on the internet, somebody is paying...
STOP SOPA Michael Mozart
YouTube, 23rd December 2011
Russia hints at U.S. radar role in Mars probe’s crash
The Washington Post, 17th January 2012
MOSCOW — Russian space officials are speculating that American radar may have zapped the failed Mars moon probe that fell into the ocean Sunday, a prominent Russian newspaper said Tuesday. In Washington, NASA rejected the theory.
On Tuesday, the authoritative Kommersant newspaper, quoting an unnamed individual, said a commission investigating the failure was considering whether the spacecraft was damaged by flying through powerful radar signals from a U.S. installation in the Marshall Islands that was alleged to be tracking an asteroid.
“There is a possibility that the station accidentally entered the area covered by the radar, which resulted in a failure of its electronics caused by a megawatt impulse,” an individual with the space industry said, according to Kommersant. “After that, it could no longer give a command to switch on the Phobos propelling system.”
Comment: This is just an interesting article creating some ambiguity as to what went wrong... It almost sounds like there was two problems, 1. engines failed 2. electronics failed. This is just about the problem with electronics and amusing that there are conflicting reports telling us some very different version of events. A megawatt impulse sounds like an electrical discharge event but even if it was true, I agree that there would be many more satellites falling out of the skies if the cause was radar. Today, very powerful radar are now being routinely used to track asteroids that can only be detected in the infra-red due to Earth now being in an interstellar debris field, another major space weather problem for the inhabitants of planet Earth.
US joins EU effort to develop space 'code of conduct'
Refreshing News, 17th January 2012
"The United States has pledged to join an EU-led effort to develop a space "code of conduct" that would set out rules for orbiting spacecraft and for mitigating the growing problem of debris."
Things are very bad... and I think it's too late...
Costa Concordia captain's detour to please waiter flagged on Facebook
Herald Sun, 19th January 2012
[...] Amid news of the difficult rescue, it emerged that the captain of the stricken Costa Concordia allegedly performed a 'sail-by' stunt for a staff member that was flagged on Facebook.
And while the human drama unfolded inside the Costa Concordia's wrecked remains, crews outside installed anti-spill booms to prevent a possible ecological disaster resulting from the fully-fueled ship hitting rocks near the island of Giglio and then slumping on its side.
Dangerous detour flagged on Facebook
What caused the 17-deck behemoth carrying more than 4000 passengers and crew to veer into the barrier Friday night has not been positively determined.
But the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported that the captain, Francesco Schettino, allegedly performed a 'sail-by' close to Giglio's rocky shores to please his head waiter, Antonello Tievoli, 46, who comes from the island. [...]
"That's enough, we have to stop treating these ships like they were simple vaporetti," said Clini, referring to the boats that ply the canals of Venice.
Comment: This is a good status update... Basta! The Italians will understand the sentiment.... If this is true then the captain might have sailed to close to the island and hit an unchartered rock.... a massive fail based on expecting GPS to be 100% accurate which it is not....
Costa Concordia Passenger: Titanic Theme Played As Ship Hit Rocks
Huffington Post, 18th January 2012
La Nina weather pattern may lead to flu pandemics?
Homeland Security Newswire, 17th January 2012
Pandemics of influenza around the world caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009; a new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics found that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific
Pandemics of influenza around the world caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009. A new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics found that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific. The study’s authors — Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard School of Public Health — note that the La Niña pattern is known to alter the migratory patterns of birds, which are thought to be a primary reservoir of human influenza.
Comment: I was thinking like a normally do and then I thought about flu being influenza and viruses from space [the term Influenza is Latin and refers to the Influence of the stars as used in the Middle Ages. Research papers that validate this relationship can be found if people can be bothered to look...], as I have written about before, but then I thought what is the panic about? Well, of course the magnetosphere might be busted, cosmic energies are flooding in from space and somebody somewhere thinks there has to be a 'good' cover story.... This is a hypothesis, academic guesswork, Earth's weather is influenced by cosmic energies, but very few understand this... That is why meteorologists can only guess based on computing previous known weather parameters to guess what is coming next and hence why weather prediction is still so bad....
La Niña and flu
WUWT, 16th January 2012
Folks here are scathing.... and I thought I was bad...
Sounds of the Magnetosphere: Polar Plasma Wave Investigation
The University of Iowa, March - June 1996 With Updates
Although most of these sounds are in the acoustic frequency range, they are not actually audible by the human ear. These sounds are produced by processing the original wave data in much the same way that a radio station processes radio signals.
The University of Iowa Plasma Wave Investigation science team, including its non-Iowa Co-Investigators, are dedicated to participating in a coordinated effort with all of the ISTP spacecraft and ground-based investigators in carrying out, when possible, the scientific objectives of the GGS and ISTP programs. These objectives include the evaluation globally of effects of solar activity on the flow of energy, momentum and mass through the Sun-Earth-connected system; the understanding of how individual parts of the closely coupled, highly time-dependent geospace system work together; the determination of the control exercised by plasma processes in geospace of the energy input to the Earth's atmosphere, and the provision of a comprehensive data set for determining the accuracy and prediction capability of geospace models. The Polar PWI science team will continue to analyze plasma wave measurements in collaboration with other ISTP investigations in order to characterize wave-particle processes associated with the auroral zone, the magnetic cusp, the dayside magnetosheath, and the night side equatorial plasmasheet. Some of the specific research topics which the PWI science team intends to continue pursuing or begin studying in support of these goals and in support of furthering our understanding of plasma waves in general are summarized below:
Source: The University of Iowa,
PRESENT AND ONGOING RESEARCH
Comment: Sounds of the Magnetosphere are being naturally heard on Earth! Check out the NICT magnetosphere simulation, the magnetosphere is red/white hot today and for whatever reason, there is no scientific explanation so far, we can here the sounds of the magnetosphere right here on Earth! Someone on GLP suggests this is like "cosmic energy shearing across suns solar wind. sort of like playing a violin." I actually think that is an excellent description with some decades old plasma physics that will hopefully provide the scientific theory. (Magnetosonic waves basics vs Alfvén wave vs sound wave) I think the mechanics of a violin (and some of this reflected as the sound) actually fits better than the academic chorus, hiss and whistler definitions. Source: Polar Plasma Wave...creating the sounds people are hearing around the world??...sounds of the magnetosphere..Listen for yourself...
Strange Noise Sound Heard in Brampton [Canada] January 19, 2012
YouTube, 19th January 2012
"I'm getting freaked out...."
I think this one is genuine...
The Sounds Of Space
YouTube, 6th Feb. 2008
"Outer space is filled with all sorts of electronic waves. The two Voyager spacecraft detect these electronic signals and then, with radio transmitters as powerful as a small lightbulb, transmit the signals back to earth, where they are converted to audible sounds.
Yes, I know: electronic waves and energy are not "sound." These sounds were derived and created from the transmitted signals by converting the electronic waves to audible frequency. The resulting sounds are fascinating and haunting.
Comment: OK, more and more people are making the link with sounds from space. The issue is what is converting electronic waves to audible frequency? Please note: people complained that the recording of Tibet’s Cave of Spirits (reports March 2011) that was recorded by Russian researchers (http://files.mail.ru/SGYD94) was identical to the sounds of Jupiter... Yes, that is the whole point.... Yes, around the world people can hear space and it really makes you wonder whether Earth's magntosphere (magnetic field protection) has more than just a few cracks....
Jupiter sounds (so strange!) NASA-Voyager recording
YouTube, Jun 5, 2007
The Song of the Sun - (Solar Oscillations)
YouTube, Sep 28, 2010
"Oscillations ("audio" of the Sun) ~ Courtesy of SOI (Stanford)"
Tibet’s Cave of Spirits is Singing
Wee Warrior Blog, 18th March 2011 Flashback!
[...] I checked around and found the page for the Russians who claim to have recorded the original and have the high definition version online for download: http://files.mail.ru/SGYD94 Just click on the link that says “earthcalling” and save it to your computer…virus free, I promise! Unfortunately, my subsequent investigations have turned up very little so far. The small amount I have uncovered has mainly been on forums and are 90% speculation. Here is the one statement that is being repeated most often:
There is a secret cave of spirits in Tibet.
Listen to this sound recorded by Russian enthusiasts who were allowed to visit the place near the cave where it was possible to record the sound. This sound has no artificial changes and is presented in raw format (only noises were reducted). As I listened to it, I was overwhelmed with thoughts about the “Music of the Spheres” as was taught in the Pythagorean mystery schools…
This cave is not known to the public.
The Tibetan saints are sleeping in this cave.
The old men and monks are saying that Shiva is starting to sing his mantra calling for Gods to return to the Earth.
This mantra has three levels.
The last level means the coming of the new era.
Comment: This is doing the rounds on the blogosphere but it has also got extra attention due to the strange humming earth sounds in Florida that has got people searching for clues. Well, I am enthralled to discover that Tibetan monks have preserved the knowledge that the increased energies on the planet would be reflected in the Earth humming that would reach a level that would represent the arrival of a new era. Due to recent geophysical discoveries, the New Scientist reported the following:
The second humming (of the Earth)
So, are the Tibetan monks correct and we are now hearing the third level of hum? We are seeing many reports of radar anomalies and humming sounds that not everyone can hear. There are many other geophysical events that appear to be related so the only conclusion we can come to is that Earth is reaching a new frequency and/or Earth is resonating more strongly with an external signal.
Listen closely, and you'll hear the Earth humming - in not just one note, but two. For 10 years or so we have known about Earth's quiet "vertical" hum which is probably caused by the steady thumping of deep waves on the ocean floor. A team in Germany has now discovered a second "horizontal" note, and nobody knows what's causing it.
Seven new wonders of the world, New Scientist, 02 January 2009 link
The Hum: An Anomalous Sound Heard Around the World [Deming, 2004 ]
Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 571–595, 2004
1. Analysis of that anecdotal evidence available at the present time tentatively
suggests that the Hum is not an acoustic sound or a form of tinnitus. As
a working hypothesis, it appears probable that the Hum can be attributed to
electromagnetic radiation that some people have the ability to interpret as sound.
2. The source of the Hum is unknown. However, a comparison of several
different sources of radio transmissions with the time and place of Hum reports
seems to tentatively exclude several possibilities. Unlikely sources include
cellular telephone transmissions, LORAN navigational stations, and HAARP.
The hypothetical source that can be best correlated in time and space with Hum
reports is the TACAMO aircraft operated by the US Navy for purposes of
3. Thirty years of research into the cause of the Hum have proven fruitless
because of the repetitive and thoughtless use of standard acoustic techniques.
Although sound measurements are an indispensable starting point, it should be
clear by now that routine approaches are inadequate. Future investigations should
start with some recognition that local manifestations of the Hum are only one
aspect of a global problem. Ten years ago, the British Medical Journal noted:
Hums are associated with noise problems that cannot be routinely solved by acoustic
consultants or environmental health officers (Rice, 1994).
Comment: This paper is out of date because there is no discussion of the mysterious Chorus, Hiss and Whistler waves generated by the Earth's magnetosphere and other recent space weather related research.
A Collection of Scientific Works and Comments on the HUM
Dr Chris Barnes publications, January 2012
1. Letter to the Editor Journal of Scientific Exploration
The article ‘The Hum: An anomalous sound heard around the world’ Journal of Scientific Exploration, Volume 18, No4, pp571-595-2004 gives an excellent history and background to the Hum yet sadly, seems to be fundamentally flawed in its main conclusion.
"I would also like to clarify the papers’ comments on the aurora. There are several references which pre-date the paper which explain sound generation by the aurora and one which purports to have audio –recorded the extremely weak sound of the aurora. Thus the aurora being a four fold emitter of sound, broad spectrum radio waves, magnetic pulsations and often light as well is nature’s electrophonic concert for the taking. Presumably the body reacts to the aurora by enhanced perception involving dueling senses. If we can begin to understand human sensitivity to the aurora we may understand the Hum as well.
This sounds like those who have a touch of certain types of synaesthesia, will be more affected than those who do not... There is a lot to read here...
Massive Coronal Hole
spaceweather.com, 14th January 2012
CORONAL HOLE: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring a dark gash in the sun's atmosphere--a coronal hole. It's the dark vertical feature in this extreme UV image taken on Jan. 13th:
Coronal holes are places where the sun's magnetic field opens up and allows the solar wind to escape. This yawning hole is about 120,000 km wide and more than a million km long. Solar wind flowing from its UV-dark abyss will reach Earth on Jan. 16th or 17th, possibly sparking auroras for high-latitude sky watchers.
Comment: I think the massive coronal hole, with a slightly faster and dense solar wind that also has a south magnetic field orientation is part of the reason why the mysterious sounds are being heard but the real issue is: what is making the sounds of the magnetosphere audible by the human ear? What is interesting is that some people have been complaining for years that they could hear a low hum but it might get to the stage where everyone can hear the sounds all the time. That would be incredible.
News Report: Mysterious Auckland [New Zealand] Hum
YouTube Feb 17, 2007
This hum was found to be at 56Hz but the researchers could not name a source.
News Report: Mysterious Rumblings and Vibrations in Windsor, ON, Canada are Causing Problems - August 2011
YouTube, Aug 16, 2011
Rumble in the sky over Samarahan [Borneo]
Borneo Post, 16th January 2012
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Unexplained chilling sounds, which filled the air of Samarahan in the wee hours of Jan 11 and 12, have residents there puzzled and perturbed until today.
One of the theories being thrown into the pan is that it could be a by-product of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP) undertaken by the United States, while others believed it were from processing machines hard at work at an oil palm factory owned by Felcra in Kampung Endap.
But the fact remains that until today the mysterious sounds, which some say resembled loud snoring sounds, remain veiled. [...]
Ferdauz claimed that he also saw strange pattern in the skies in the early morning of Jan 12.
“The clouds appeared to be in straight lines, and well formed. I have never seen anything like it, but whatever it is, I am sure there must be a scientific explanation for it.
“But later that day, an earthquake hit Sumatera in neighbouring Indonesia with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale. I am not sure whether both incidents are related in some ways.”
The incidents only occurred for two nights – Jan 11 and 12.
Meanwhile, Kampung Meranek’s JKKK chairperson Mahmud Pawi, who claimed that he also heard the sounds together with his family, said hoped that the authorities concerned could shed light on the matter.
“When I woke up that morning (Jan 11), I had goose bumps just listening to the sounds. I quickly woke up my entire family and we sat at the veranda trying to figure out what it was and where it was coming from.
Comment: Please note that official investigations have already started in Canada because these sounds have been going on for quite some time, see link (above). Well, for some strange reason, after watching the Manitoba Canada video (link below), I started singing an old hymn; "When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more", remembered from when I use to go to a really old fashioned 'black' Church when I was about 12/13. After a few lines, I started to wonder why I was automatically singing this song, but then it hit me.... THE TRUMPETS ARE SOUNDING NOW! If you understand that bits and pieces of ancient knowledge have been retained by different cultures all over the planet, with enough scientific knowledge especially concerning the arrival of Space Weather and the 'Christ' crystalline energies, the Big Picture emerges. Here is the first verse:
1. When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
I made a few more major discoveries this week.... I know I am right about the arrival of Paradise. I understand some very basic principles concerning astronomical cycles and energy driven evolutionary change as we move to a high energy plasma environment, so I am able to provide some hard scientific facts to support my beliefs. Here are a few more links but there are lots of videos some of which could be fake.
And the morning breaks eternal, bright and fair
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!
The Trumpet Sounds: And Time Is No More! Strange sounds 2012 Manitoba Canada
YouTube, 16th January 2012
"Heard it again early this morning? At 330 am cst. The 2nd sound was a very annoying hum/buzz."
Excellent Video but there is some profanity.
Strange Sounds in Winnipeg, Manitoba
YouTube, 14th January 2012
Strange Sounds Chile January 12, 2012
YouTube, 16th January 2012
It 'rained fish' in Agusan del Sur
Phil Star News, 15th January 2012
MANILA, Philippines - Small fish of still unknown species mysteriously fell from the skies over Loreto town in Agusan del Sur Friday afternoon during a heavy downpour, leaving residents and officials baffled and amused.
Blance Gobenciong, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) director in Caraga, confirmed the phenomenon but offered no explanation.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos also could not provide an explanation for the strange incident.
“It came with the rain and about a kilo of these live fish is in the aquarium now,” Gobenciong said. Surprised residents went out of their houses despite the heavy rain to collect the fish that landed on rooftops and on the streets.
Comment: Wild, Fortean wild.....
Japan's Government-Industrial Complex to Create Small "Japan" in Southern India
ex-skf.blogspot.com, 14th January 2012
The news was there on Yomiuri Shinbun on January 5, 2012, but little noticed until someone picked it up and spread on Twitter overnight.
The Japanese government in close collaboration with the big businesses in Japan is to build a city in southern India that will house 50,000 people, with "Japanese-quality" infrastructure including seaside resort, industrial park, hospital, shopping mall, and golf course (of course).
Many on Twitter are speculating that this is part of the plan by the Japan's political and business elites to abandon ship (Japan), and part of the reason for the Noda administration's insistence on the tax hike despite the incipient recession.
Comment: Well there you go, it looks like the practical realists know the whole country will have to be abandoned.... I am sure there will be lots more comment about this in the future. Japan is finished!
Japan Official: Fukushima nearly as serious as being attacked by nuclear weapons — If facts were known all citizens might have left Tokyo (VIDEO)
Energy News, 15th January 2012
C.Busby “You shouldn’t go to Japan even for business trip.”
Fukushima Diary, 15th January 2012
"Dr. Chris Busby on Sky TV 12/20/2011. On the interview, he warns the risk of staying in Japan."
The butterfly people of Joplin
STL Today, 19th December 2011
JOPLIN, MO. • In the chaotic first days after the tornado, when nothing seemed real, word of the butterfly people began to spread.
The stories were shared in hospital waiting rooms and in lines for donated food. They were told by neighbors on streets so devastated there was nothing to do but stand and stare. A Red Cross counselor heard the stories as she handed out water and work gloves to residents in a hard-hit part of town. She got goose bumps. She told her pastor, who asked her to tell the congregation. She remembers how the crowd gasped.
The stories about butterfly people coursed through Joplin, passing one by one and then by the many, tales describing what children reported seeing on that Sunday night in May as the tornado bore down. The children said the butterfly people protected them.
Comment: I think these are entities that most would call 'angels'. I don't know if they are deceased humans but I do believe they are high energy beings. Due to the changes in the environment of Earth, these entities are becoming much easier to see. Hence, this article is very interesting. What's more, if you are new to this website, you may have not seen this link to an angel photo, interesting isn't it?
This is the Greatest Transition in the History of Mankind. The orbs show up but I don't think our world will be completely destroyed by cosmic fire. I am tired, from all the hard work, but I am still looking for some support. I need some quality in my life, as I have had enough of the jokers. Please contact me if you have something to offer and can help. I will ignore any emails if I think I am dealing with a timewaster. 10th January 2012
This is turning out to be another interesting space weather dominated week.... Who exactly is going to argue that our world is transforming rather quickly? Don't miss the update on the Sounds of the Apocalypse being heard in 6 countries this week.
Accusations that captain left ship early investigated [Updates]
MSNBC News, 15th January 2012
Summary: Two of the 129 Americans who escaped injury when a submerged rock brought down a cruise ship shortly after departing an Italian port Friday tell TODAY's Lester Holt that the crew appeared was unprepared and unsure about emergency procedures.
Updated at 10:40 a.m. ET:
Two more bodies were recovered from the capsized Italian cruise ship, raising the official death toll to 5, as investigators looked into accusations that the captain abandoned ship early.
The bodies were recovered by divers at the emergency gathering point near a restaurant area. Fifteen people are still unaccounted for.
Updated at 10:10 a.m. ET:
Two survivors of the Italian cruise ship that hit a reef are among those who said the captain abandoned ship early. A prosecutor earlier said he's investigating those allegations.
Comment: This is quite an emotional report. What else can I say, GPS is unreliable. It does not matter if you are driving a car or steering a massive ship or even an oil tanker at sea, you cannot take GPS for granted (see previous horror stories of people driving into lakes etc, tankers with holes etc), but if you steering a ship or a tanker and are in a narrow navigation channel, it is especially important to pay attention. If people bother to look, they will find there are a lot of documents detailing the problems with GPS caused by space weather and warnings by the military. The UK military have even started to do military exercises without GPS and boaters are being warned to learn how to use a compass again because they cannot rely on GPS. Since most people don't seem to be interested in reality, I suppose we can expect more of the same.
More 'Rare' Clouds: The Dust Starts to Settle on the Matter
spaceweather.com, 14th January 2012
POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS: An apparition of polar stratospheric clouds is underway around the Arctic Circle. "It is almost as good as the aurora borealis," says Göran Strand, who took this picture last night from Östersund, Sweden:
Eric Schandall of Oslo, Norway, adds this report: "We have seen them for three evenings over Oslo, with the ones on Jan. 13th being the most dramatic and beautiful so far."
Also known as "nacreous" or "mother of pearl" clouds, these icy clouds form in the lower stratosphere when temperatures drop to around minus 85ºC. Sunlight shining through tiny ice particles ~10µm across produce the characteristic bright iridescent colors by diffraction and interference.
"Nacreous clouds far outshine and have much more vivid colours than ordinary iridescent clouds, which are very much poor relations and seen frequently all over the world," writes atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley. "Once seen they are never forgotten."
Comment: So have we moved on from noctilucent clouds and reached the next stage? We are told that these 'rare' clouds need frigid temperatures but this is wrong wrong wrong. This cloud formation is also dependent on the electrical charge of the condensation nuclei and just like noctilucent clouds, atmosphereic scientists are admittting that noctilucent clouds are being caused by dusty plasmas... But the difference here is noctilucent clouds form at about 85km but these clouds are forming at 15-25km... The clouds are literally shinning brightly because they are highly charged pastel coloured neon lights... the dust is now beginning to settle on this matter and on us all... Good!
Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio [VIDEO]
BBC News, 14th January 2012
Three people are confirmed dead after a cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy.
There were scenes of panic as the Costa Concordia hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island of Giglio and listed about 20 degrees.
Most people reached land by lifeboats but some swam to shore.
At least 50 people have not yet been accounted for, Italian officials say, but they caution that the passenger list may not be fully up to date.
Coast guard vessels are combing the waters around the ship, while divers are searching the submerged decks.
Comment: My first thought was space weather due to the many different reports but the photos provided by the Daily Mail and talk of an electrical failure may imply other scenarios. So far, we have conflicting reports that do not make sense, how can hitting a sandbar cause a 30m hole? The Daily Mail photo has a caption "Rocks embedded in the ruptured side of the Costa Concordia reveal the extent of the damage to the hull" here, and that is a lot more like it..... If the electronics failed then why was the cruise ship left crippled to run aground by hitting rocks? What caused such a massive ship to destabalise? At the moment there are two scenarios: 1. A complete GPS fail or 2. The ship might have had it's electronics knocked out by an natural electromagnetic pulse. In the Daily Mail photo center right here you can see what looks like some kind of some kind of vent of bubbles or even signs of a volcanic eruption. We do know that there are electrical discharges are associated with volcanic eruptions and this will explain the sound of a boom too. So, possibly when the electronics were knocked out, the ship drifted into the rocks. Whatever, I still think the captain will be blamed in either case because he should have known they were too close to underwater rocks from his experience of being in this location and the ship turning over. At the moment, I am assuming this was not any kind of human sabotage and just the cruise ship was in the wrong place and the wrong time. Due to the serious ebb and flow of cosmic and terrestrial energies on our planet, we can expect chaos.
Dozens of passengers 'still missing' and three dead after luxury cruise liner carrying 4,200 people capsizes off the coast of Italy [PHOTOS]
Daily Mail, 14th January 2012
UK News Report:
Italy's Costa Concordia: 'People started to panic'
YouTube, 14th January 2012
This ship worker tells us that people behaved attrociously and started to push and shove to get on the lifeboats as people wanted what THEY wanted. People could not wait for the lifeboats and jumped into the water and then had to wait to be rescued hence risking heart attacks, broken bones, hyperthermia and drowning. There was no interest in women and children first..... In a society of people with the mentality of it's all about ME, ME, & *ç%"+ ME, that should be no surprise.
Dozens Missing After Cruise Ship Capsize [Sky News Video]
Sky News, 14th January 2012
Still unbelievable.... In the 2nd report here the presenter asks the question about the navigation systems.... As I have been stating for at least 3 years. Normal GPS is becoming unusable due to space weather.
Complete Coverage: The Fall of Russia's Mars Probe Phobos-Grunt
Space.com, 14th January 2012
Latest update (Jan. 14):
Russian space officials now estimate that Phobos-Grunt may fall to Earth beetween Jan. 15 and 16, with a center on Jan. 15 at 4:51 p.m. EST (2151 GMT). A map released by Russia's Federal Space Agency shows the potential crash zone in the southern Pacific Ocean, just off the southwestern coast of Chile. Phobos-Grunt will definitely come down somewhere between 51 degrees north and 51 degress south latitude.
Comment: Another game of watch the highly radioactive satellite falling before there is a complete media blackout of where it actually lands.
The Watchers - Phobos-Grunt reentry - A quick guide for skywatchers
The Watchers, 14th January 2012
Spacecraft Could Crash Land On M4 Corridor
Sky News, 14th January 2012
This headline is almost as bad as the US military saying the Phobos Grunt satellite would land in Afghanistan for some strange reason....
Space flight 101 Phobos Grunt Tracking Info
Power outage in Turkey affects millions
MSNBC News, 14th January 2012
ISTANBUL — A Turkish state-run news agency says a power outage has left millions without electricity in Istanbul and five other cities. [So how many millions affected is that?]
On Saturday, Istanbul — a city of more than 12 million — was left without heating or electricity for several hours, and its subway and tram system were closed down.
The Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed officials, said the outage was due to the breakdown of a power transformer near the northwestern city of Bursa. It said the cities of Sakarya, Kocaeli, Tekirdag, Kirklareli and Edirne were also affected.
Comment: I suspect Turkish power grid operators are not watching out for space weather induced dangers.... News of the Imbalance long termers will realise that there tend to be clusters of certain types of accidents and news events that can be associated with space weather and the Earth's magnetosphere being in poor shape. As I have already explained, I have been watching the NICT magnetosphere simulations and I was surprised with the news of the C-class solar flare disturbing radio communications. Now there are reports of strange sounds (I have not bothered to list all the reports), so I am assuming that geomagnetic currents were induced and knocked out a major transformer.... . Check the NICT movies, the magnetosphere has been flooded with energy in the last week on and off. I have been checking NASA's Integrated Space Weather Analysis system (ISWA) and the magnetosphere standoff was hit on the 12th and then again on the 13th (see below). According to NASA; "Under quiet condition the magnetopause is 10 RE to 12 RE away from Earth." So reaching 8 RE is not so bad, as hitting geosynchronous orbit at 6.6 RE is considered dangerous for satellites. RE = Earth Radii
Mysterious explosions still unexplained [Costa Rica]
Authorities say the boom was not a volcanic eruption or a supersonic aircraft.
Tico Times, 12th January 2012
Monday morning started off with a bang for residents of the Central Valley when a loud, as yet unidentified, series of booms rattled windows about 30 minutes after midnight. Many did not hear it, but enough people did to cause a firestorm of comment on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
The strange sound was prolonged – many described it as lasting for five minutes or so. Perhaps the only one making no comments were scientists and government authorities, who were reticent about commenting or speculating. A few things it wasn’t: Volcanologists discounted a volcanic eruption; nor was it a supersonic aircraft, because the powerful radar at Juan Santamaría International Airport outside of San José picked up no planes at the time, not even subsonic ones.
Also, there were no climatological phenomena or strange weather conditions. By nightfall Monday, the speculation was still going along briskly with the major vote going to fireworks at the festival at Zapote, in San José. But many said it sounded like no fireworks they had ever heard.
Comment: Sounds of the Apocalypse.... geophysical electrophonics, as cosmic energies stream unto the planet, see lots of previous comments.
OMG - The Sky Sound Phenomena Continues In 2012 - Costa Rica TV Report (VIDEO)
UDCC, 12th January 2012
TV News report with GOOD coverage of the sound.
Incredibly Creepy Noise in the Sky in Denmark, January 10, 2012 – Video
DKPK, 10th January 2012
I don't think the video of the sound is that fantastic...
Strange Humming - Rumblings Sound Heard In Canada, Sweden, Hungary, Denmark, Costa Rica, Czech Republic : Jan 9 - Jan 12, 2012
UFO Blogger, 14th January 2012
5 Videos - the strange sounds in Conklin, Alberta January 12, 2012 would make good cue music for a horror film truly spooky.... the young rangers in the forest looked as if they really don't know what the hell is going on...
"White," Albino-like Penguin Found in Antarctica
National Geographic, 12th January 2012
Birds of a feather usually flock together—but not in the case of a rare "white" mutant penguin, spotted Monday in a chinstrap penguin colony in Antarctica. (Watch video of the pale penguin.)
The "blonde" penguin, seen at the edge of one of the South Shetland Islands (map), "astonished" tourists on a National Geographic Journey to Antarctica cruise, naturalist David Stephens, of the Lindblad Expeditions cruise company, wrote on his blog.
(The National Geographic Society owns National Geographic News and National Geographic Expeditions, which operated the cruise in association with Lindblad Expeditions.)
Though the penguin looks like an albino, the bird actually appears to have isabellinism, said penguin expert P. Dee Boersma of the University of Washington in Seattle.
Comment: More signs of the real Apocalypse, see previous comments on white animals and creatures and my many references to evolutionary change and celestial epigenetics.
Spaceweather disturbs the Earth's upper atmosphere
spaceweather.com, 13th January 2012
FARSIDE ERUPTION: On Jan. 12th, between 10:00 and 1300 UT, NASA's STEREO-Behind spacecraft observed a significant eruption on the farside of the sun. Although the blast was partially eclipsed by the edge of the solar disk, it nevertheless produced a long-duration X-ray flare (C3-class) detectable from Earth. A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows some of the debris flying over the NE limb:
The blast site is only ~two days away from rotating onto the Earthside of the sun. By this weekend, we could get a direct look at the active region. Perhaps it will break the recent string of mostly quiet days and low solar activity.
Update: The partially-eclipsed C-flare was strong enough to make waves of ionizaton in Earth's upper atmosphere. This, in turn, disturbed the normal propagation of low-frequency radio waves over Europe. "The C3.3 flare on the far side of the Sun was picked up on my SID monitoring station," reports Dave Gradwell of Birr Ireland. "It affected the 20.9 kHz signal from FTA in France, just before the signal became unstable."
Comment: I find it strange that a moderate C-class flare can now cause problems in Earth's upper atmosphere. I have been occasionally looking at the magnetosphere and it took a direct hit by 'something' at nearly midnight on the 11/12th. There was a huge density spike and the magnetosphere reacted by filling up with particles, but it did not get 'red' or even 'white' hot so I found that strange too. I think that what is happening is that the conducting properties of space is still going up and that even innoculous flares and CMEs are having a stronger and stronger impact, so the old ratings are no longer applicable. I don't even bother looking at whether the Earth's magnetic field is 'normal' because 'normal' is only 'normal' for short periods before the next time the magnetic field lines get distorted and reverse, that is the new normal.
Ken Wilber and the Center for World Spirituality welcome Marc Gafni back in 2012
Worldwide Happiness, 12th January 2012
Ken Wilber took time off to deliberate on the recent Marc Gafni sex scandal. Now he has given us his conclusions:
"I am not working with Marc despite this last blogosphere explosion but rather because of his reaction to it. What impressed me most about Marc’s response to this situation is that though he might well have felt justified in feeling angry or hurt about what happened, by and large he focused on asking for all feedback from every possible source on why this happened. He wanted to know, at a deeper level, how he might have contributed to it himself, and what he could do to help remedy the situation and any part he might have played in this. Most astonishingly, for a spiritual teacher, he included in this list—in order to make it truly comprehensive—a search for a great therapist that he might see. He made a serious and widespread search for a therapist, and finally found an incredibly competent and highly respected one—and signed up."
Comment: I had heard of Ken Wilber but I did not know much about him, so, when I was directed to his famous blog entry where he responded to some criticism, by telling his critics to suck his appendage, I have never taken this character seriously ever since. Apparently, some think he is some great spiritual luminary.... Anyway, am I missing something? Marc Gafni is in the Ken Wilber inner circle of great spiritual luminaries but this guy markets himself as some kind a relationships/love/sex guru. Not surprisingly, Gafni has a long track record of being a sexual predator preying on his students who come to him looking for "enlightenment". But seriously, is this supposed to set the example of a cutting edge evolutionary spiritual teacher? His marketing literature is loaded with sexual overtones. I don't have time to be bothered to write at length because others who think this might be related to real spirituality have offered their views, but here are some links to Marc Gafni bio info here and stuff of the main Center of Spirituality website, where he hawks for new victims here. Well, I could not believe what I was reading, I am even starting to wonder why women are complaining when he abuses them, it is clear that he is very experienced seducer. Well, some are less polite than me and walter1963 over at the Cult Education Forum really goes for the jugular and I think it is well deserved. So we read:
Ken Wilber took time off to deliberate on the recent Marc Gafni sex scandal. He has now written in support of Gafni, saying that Gafni's
recent move to see a therapist "makes him an even more gifted teacher":
Date Added: 09/16/2010
Re: International Enlightenment Fellowship/Andrew Cohen
Integral Spirituality is a morally bankrupt and mentally deficient movement. It's founders and promoters are at best damaged people that no one should look to for spiritual advice or instruction. It's also clear that many of the leading lights are morally bankrupt and adamantly refuse to condemn even the most atrocious behavior of their compatriots.
Not just once, but time after time.
And evidently their wealthy followers don't get it either. Just because some morally depraved ego maniac got a taste of Nirvana or some other so-called "enlightened state" doesn't make them fit as teachers. It just means they had a altered state and that's it. They are still a ego maniac with the morals of a career criminal. I don't care how intellectual imposters like Wilber paint it, reframe it or spin it, these are very bad people that hurt other people.
Put it this way, if what happens in these integral ashram's were to occur at a work place in the real world, the police would be called, arrests made and lawsuits filed.
Morals matter, ethics matter. It's what's separates us from criminals and savages. We need to demand it of so-called spiritual teachers, just because they had some form of enlightenment does not absolve them of behaving in a moral and ethical manner. Those like Wilber and his crew who state otherwise IMO are nothing but fools and worse.
The Center for World Spirituality has also given Gafni "unequivocal support":
Another Integralist, Joe Perez calls for closure:
Gafni himself has written for "closure" on the issue:
I think the whole "Integral" movement of evolutionary spirituality is based on seducing rich people and Marc Gafni is the best seducer in the business so that is why the people making the money don't want to let him go. The issue of morals and ethics is something I think about a lot because the logic is how can spiritual teachers be providing true spiritual guidance when they prove they are lying frauds? Just because someone is attractive and charismatic does not mean that they can't be power hungry and dangerous too. Whatever. Meanwhile back at the real cutting 'lonely' edge, I have had to go back to how religions even started in the first place and work out what the hell is happening on the planet and then sort out the wheat from the chaff as to who knows how to work with the New Energies on the planet, at the same time as watching my back to save myself from the truly dangerous people in the Cultic Milieu. At the moment, I feel like Indiana Jones, going through the jungle, looking for the true spiritual treasures but having to constantly fight off the savages on my own. It's a million miles away from the likes of 'golden' boy Marc Gafni.
Update: If you want to know what "Integral" means then you can look about on the internet and maybe you will find the arguments with the original authors Don E. Beck and Chris C. Cowan, who published the essence of Professor Clare Graves research in the book, Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change (Blackwell, 1996). Then I would recommend reading as much of the original Graves material as possible. You will then realise that 'ethics' was a big part of the original notion of human development and evolution, but I think it is too glossed over in the Spiral Dynamics book. Integral is all about being Tier II, but like others I have come across bragging about their status, you can't pretend because your actions will reveal you for exactly what you are. So, from what I have read so far, the Spiral Dynamics that Wilber has supposedly developed from the basic theory is the best part of the Integral teaching and that is because Professor Clare Graves's original work was totally brilliant, so maybe it is about gilding the lily. Whatever, if Graves was alive I would be very interested to know what he would think of the likes of Wilber, Gafni and that monster Cohen plagiarising his theory.
Is Wilberian Integralism a Ritualized Drama?
Cult Education Forum, 14th January 2012
"The Wilberian Hopeful are the chorus of Devotional Enablers who sing the Praises of Total Power and Zero Accountabilty and Cry that Powerholders Need Compassion… The rhetoric is so similar as the years roll on that it has the characteristics of a liturgy, a ritual. The Onlookers (including myself and those who disapprove of cruelty) are the Chorus warning of Hubris and Nemesis… But this is not an ordinary theatre production or even a private persons dream. The bodies, minds, health and finances of the guru's subjects bear the brunt of it. They are shouted down and shamed if they try to add their voices to the drama, for only the voice of Powerholder matters. In this drama, only powerholders are allowed to have and use their voices as human individuals."
Comment: But it is a fact that Ken Wilber acts like the Godfather and he is running a mafia of career criminals... Look at the worse offenders he endorses, that monster Andrew Cohen and serial sex predator Marc Gafni. This is at the Center of World Spirituality that is "creating new templates for spiritual practice, education, and community." Oh yes, Andrew Cohen ordering that red paint be thrown over helpless women and beating up his followers really sounds like spiritual evolution doesn't it? [Btw, even Cohen's own Jewish mother wrote a book about him and compared him to Hitler. How's that for being big in the monster stakes!] As I keep saying, cults need to be considered as self-replicating viruses of the mind and as is now common knowledge, Ken likes "rude boy" gurus. So, this is the template that Ken Wilber and his cronies wants to replicate in the world in the guise of spiritual evolution. As I have come to find out, there are others that talk evolution, but in fact are perpetuating the very opposite. Sick and twisted spirituality is probably closer to the mark.
#### New Age Girls Say
YouTube, 13th January 2012
Brilliant.... Those who have just learnt how to repeat phrases that fit in the with the New Age meme or is that virus of the mind? ...
Crowboarding: Russian roof-surfin' bird caught on tape
YouTube, 12th January 2012
The winter sport season is in full swing - but it's not often you see a crow trying to get involved. This video which went viral on YouTube shows the thrill-seeker bird as comfortable on the slopes as it is in the air. The bird appeared to be using the lid of a jar as an improvised snowboard.
Comment: Well, this is amazing... more evidence of the intelligence of crows and reminds me of video of young fox cubs playing on a slide (see archives). It seems the animals and birds know how to have some fun!
Crow uses sequence of three tools
YouTube, 28th August 2009
"Crow was caught on camera using a sequence of tools to get to food."
Hmmm... it really makes you wonder, I am sure there are humans who could not work out what to do in this situation.
VIDEO: Clever crows show remarkable ability to use tools to improve their lives
PRI News, 24th January 2012
Update on Tourette's-Like Illness in Leroy
WGRZ.com News, 11th January 2012
LEROY, NY -- Administrators in the Leroy Central School District updated parents and students about a mysterious disorder that's affected twelve female high school students, causing them to exhibit symptoms similar to Tourette's Syndrome.
Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disorder defined by involuntary motor and vocal tics.
Wednesday night, administrators said all 12 students have been diagnosed and are being treated. They are not releasing causes due to HIPPA laws. They said they found similarities among some cases but wouldn't elaborate.
Comment: Obviously, this situation can be added to the other recent examples of mass hysteria in schools and factories taking place in other parts of the world and mostly affecting females. I have already suggested that this is something happening at morphogenetic level and affecting those with a strong 'hive' mentality.
160 billion planets in the Milky Way?!
Cosmic Log MSNBC News, 11th January 2012
A statistical analysis based on a survey of millions of stars suggests that there's at least one planet for every star in the sky, and probably more. That would add up to 160 billion planets or so in the Milky Way.
"We conclude that stars are orbited by planets as a rule, rather than the exception," an international research team reports today in the journal Nature.
The estimate may sound amazing: Just a year ago, the world was wowed by the claim that at least half of the 100 billion or more stars in the Milky Way possessed planets, yielding a figure of 50 billion planets. The latest survey now suggests that there's an average of 1.6 planets per star system, which would work out to 160 billion. But perhaps the most amazing thing about the findings is ... astronomers don't find them amazing at all. [...]
"We used to think that the Earth might be unique in our galaxy," Daniel Kubas, a colleague of Cassan's at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris and a co-author of the Nature paper, said in a news release from the European Southern Observatory. "But now it seems that there are literally billions of planets with masses similar to Earth orbiting stars in the Milky Way."
Comment: Yet, humans want to believe that we are the only form of life in the whole universe, when there must be other forms of life right here in our own galaxy... Humans are not that special...
Latterday Charlatans: Five Ways to Create a Cult Like Following
Exposing the Con
People have an overwhelming desire to believe in some- thing. Become the focal point of such desire by offering them a cause, a new faith to follow. Keep your words vague but full of promise; emphasize enthusiasm over ra- tionality and clear thinking. Give your new disciples rit- uals to perform, ask them to make sacrifices on your behalf. In the absence of organized religion and grand causes, your new belief system will bring you untold power:
THE SCIENCE OF CHARLATANISM, OR HOW TO CREATE A CULT IN FIVE, EASY STEPS
In searching, as you must, for the methods that will gain you the most power for the least effort, you will find the creation of a cultlike following one of the most effective. Having a large following opens up all sorts of possibilities for deception; not only will your followers worship you, they will defend you from your enemies and will voluntarily take on the work of enticing others to join your fledgling cult. This kind of power will lift you to another realm: You will no longer have to struggle or use subterfuge to enforce your will. You are adored and can do no wrong.
Comment: I have read quite a lot on this subject, but this article made me hoot... Obviously, I am one of the troublemakers. No self-respecting cult-leader would want me in their cult because I am a thinker, quite rational and I like to ask lots of pertinent questions! LOL. Seriously, I have wondered many times whether people go to 'Cult School' but I already know the truth. Psychologists tell us people only need to be involved with cults and their leaders (they might not even realise that they have been involved) and they automatically pick up all the nasty traits via transference. If a follower gets the chance to be a cult leader, they will just duplicate what they have learnt unconsciously. I now consider the cult meme as a self-perpetuating virus of the mind.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet & The Church Universal and Triumphant
I could hardly believe what I was reading here...
Hackers plan space satellites to combat [Internet] censorship
BBC News, 4th January 2012
Computer hackers plan to take the internet beyond the reach of censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit.
The scheme was outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin.
The project's organisers said the Hackerspace Global Grid will also involve developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with the satellites.
Longer term they hope to help put an amateur astronaut on the moon.
Hobbyists have already put a few small satellites into orbit - usually only for brief periods of time - but tracking the devices has proved difficult for low-budget projects.
The hacker activist Nick Farr first put out calls for people to contribute to the project in August. He said that the increasing threat of internet censorship had motivated the project.
"The first goal is an uncensorable internet in space. Let's take the internet out of the control of terrestrial entities," Mr Farr said.
He cited the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) in the United States as an example of the kind of threat facing online freedom. If passed, the act would allow for some sites to be blocked on copyright grounds.
Comment: How interesting... Don't you just love geeks? They can and will change the world... Go spider boys and girls!
Top German cop installed spyware on his daughter's computer to monitor her Internet usage, gets hacked in retaliation
My Technology World, 11th January 2012
"According to the report, a top German security official installed a trojan on his own daughter's computer to monitor her Internet usage. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing—well, at least until one of the daughter's friends found the installed spyware. The friend then went after the dad's personal computer as a payback and managed to get in, where he found a cache of security-related e-mails from work. The e-mails, in turn, provided the information necessary for hackers to infiltrate Germany's federal police."
Young people dealing with an old fart...
A Foray into Forteana: The Magic and Philosophy of Charles Fort
Mysterious Universe, 10th January 2012
“I believe nothing,” wrote Charles Fort, the late and much revered chronicler of anomalies, in his 1931 book Lo! “I have shut myself away from the rocks and wisdoms of ages, and from the so-called great teachers of all time, and perhaps because of that isolation I am given to bizarre hospitalities. I shut the front door upon Christ and Einstein, and at the back door hold out a welcoming hand to little frogs and periwinkles. I believe nothing of my own that I have ever written. I cannot accept that the products of minds are subject-matter for beliefs.”
While the statement above continued in the original text, going on to reference a manna-like edible substance that fell from the sky over parts of Asia, this excerpt defines the essence of Charles Fort’s unique philosophy. While he was best known for being a collector and compiler of strange facts related to anomalous happenings, throughout his life and many written works, he boasted not only a curiosity for the unexplained with interest in documenting such happenings, but also exemplified a unique brand of rational thought that many of us could still benefit from studying today. And perhaps among the most important of all the lessons we could hope to gather from Fort, studying his writings makes it easy to see that the man never seemed to take himself too seriously. [...]
“... and caterpillars who transform into butterflies, are magicians. … Considering modern data, it is likely that many of the fakirs of the past, who are now known as saints, did, or to some degree did, perform the miracles that have been attributed to them. Miracles, or stunts, that were in accord with the dominant power of the period were fostered, and miracles that conflicted with, or that did not contribute to, the glory of the Church, were discouraged, or were savagely suppressed. There could be no development of mechanical, chemical, or electric miracles — And that, in the succeeding age of Materialism — or call it the Industrial Era — there is the same state of subservience to a dominant, so that young men are trained to the glory of the job, and dream and invent in fields that are likely to interest stockholders, and are schooled into thinking that all magics, except their own industrial magics, are fakes, superstitions, or newspaper yarns.” – From Wild Talents, 1932.
Comment: I am quite fascinated by Charles Fort who simply refused to act and think like others around him and set his own agenda. This is a great quote that captures the essence of a someone interested in understanding reality by understanding how "things" are integrated. So we read:
“My liveliest interest is not so much in things, as in relations of things,” he wrote in 1932. “I have spent much time thinking about the alleged pseudo-relations that are called coincidences. What if some of them should not be coincidences” While this statement seems to clarify parallels with the Jungian notion of synchronicity, it also illuminates somewhat Fort’s own thought processes regarding the greater body of the scientifically anomalous, and their relation to our perception of reality as people. “Things,” as he said, did not interest him so much, though the relations of those things bore the very essence of reality.
I am also interested in his views of "magic", which might have influenced Arthur C Clarke who wrote:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law), English physicist & science fiction author
There was a story last week that concerned the "mimic" octopus that can shapeshift within seconds to disguise itself. Do evolutionary biologists even have an explanation for how this is even possible? It's a sea creature that is so intelligent that it works out what is the best disguise and then changes itself immediately, so far scientists have caught 15 different disguises... Then there is the little fish that runs alongside when the disguise also provides protection for them too. What the hell is going on? At this stage, this is pure magic for me.... The universe is far more mysterious than humans want to admit and Charles Fort realised this a long time ago. The concept of nature being far more diverse than humans will admit, helps us to see what is going on with the orb phenomena. Earth is only ?4.5 billion years old but the universe is supposed to be ?14.5 billion years old, that's 10 billion years for other lifeforms to develop completely separately from any life on Earth. During Earth's history some lifeforms could have easily arrived and these lifeforms might be responsible for setting up shop on Earth. Nobel Prize winner molecular biologists Francis Crick (co-discoverer of the structure of DNA) and Leslie Orgel devised the theory of DIRECTED Panspermia, maybe they knew something that most others did not.
Scientists Discover New Carnivorous Plant In Brazil
Red Orbit, 10th January 2012
"In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms—an evolutionary strategy for acquiring nutrients that has never before been observed in the plant kingdom. [...] “I personally think these findings also broaden up our perception about plants,” added Oliveira."
Carbon emissions 'will defer Ice Age'
BBC News, 9th January 2012
Human emissions of carbon dioxide will defer the next Ice Age, say scientists.
The last Ice Age ended about 11,500 years ago, and when the next one should begin has not been entirely clear.
Researchers used data on the Earth's orbit and other things to find the historical warm interglacial period that looks most like the current one.
In the journal Nature Geoscience, they write that the next Ice Age would begin within 1,500 years - but emissions have been so high that it will not.
"At current levels of CO2, even if emissions stopped now we'd probably have a long interglacial duration determined by whatever long-term processes could kick in and bring [atmospheric] CO2 down," said Luke Skinner from Cambridge University.
Comment: After all the huge amount of effort to force the taxpayer to pay to take CO2 out of the atmosphere, the media are now admitting the truth that emissions of CO2 is actually helping us, and are actually part of the Earth's balancing act in maintaining an overall climate stability.
Tiago Barros Designs a Passing Cloud that Lets You Float Through the Sky
Inhabitat NYC News, 18th October 2011
Who hasn't dreamt of floating on a cloud? Whether we are looking up at the sky or gazing out of an airplane window, those giant beds of fluff are irresistible. New York designer Tiago Barros is on the same wavelength and created an incredible, cloud-like balloon that takes travelers for a floating ride around the country. While the project, called Passing Cloud, may be making all our dreams come true, it is also a treat for the environment as it may turn out to be one of the greenest forms of transportation yet.
Passing Cloud is, in fact, not a cloud at all. It is a series of heavy duty balloons held together in the shape of a cloud, reminiscent of the old Zeppelins. The balloons are surrounded by a stainless steel structure covered in tensile nylon fabric. The fabric is incredibly strong and flexible, moving with the wind and capturing the biggest gusts to power movement and protect passengers from blowing away.
Comment: I think this is an incredible idea.
Russian space chief claims space failures may be sabotage
Talking about Phobos-Grunt, Roscosmos leader's comments imply U.S. involved
MSNBC News, 10th January 2012
Some recent Russian satellite failures may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said Tuesday, in comments apparently aimed at the United States.
Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin stopped short of accusing any specific country of disabling Russian satellites, but in an interview in the daily Izvestia he noted that some Russian craft had suffered "unexplained" malfunctions while flying over another side of the globe beyond the reach of his nation's tracking facilities.
Popovkin spoke when asked about the failure of the $170 million unmanned Phobos-Grunt probe, which was to explore one of Mars' two moons, Phobos, but became stranded while orbiting Earth after its Nov. 9 launch. Engineers in Russia and the European Space Agency have failed to propel the spacecraft toward Mars, and it is expected to fall back to Earth around Jan. 15.
Comment: The opinion given here is that the Russians are trying to save face and I agree... Well, I still think the sabotage is due to space weather as the ultimate "powerful means to influence spacecraft...." I think some point in the future there will be a revelation about cosmic dust or even spacecraft being disabled by electrical discharges. Please note: you heard it here first.
The 800 lb UFO in the Living Room
Holly's Paranormal World, 9th January 2012
I am interested to know
I must be living in a different dimension. Maybe all my fellow humans are living in one time and space and I am in another. What else would explain the lack luster, yawn type reaction to the massive UFO sightings reported, recorded and shown all over the internet that have gone by with about the same interest as a flock of birds flying over!
I was not only interested in the reports I was nervous and a bit frightened. For a few days I watched as videos and photos along with massive amounts of reports flooded in where huge crowds of people watched as strange red orbs hovered above New Years Eve celebrations across the world. This was not a report by a handful of people at a drunken party on a dark beach - this was thousands of people worldwide reporting the same strange encounter. [...]
All I can do is warn you that it is time to take the blinders off and start to pay attention to what is going on around, above and to you each and every day. I will go to my next life experience knowing I did all I could to try to shake my fellow humans awake when it came to things considered unknown. Clearly they will remain unknown as that is exactly how we want it to be.
Comment: I understand most of Holly's sentiment, but I don't agree this is an unknown phenomenon. Well, I have felt that I must be living on another friggin' planet for quite some time, because of the blasé attitude towards space weather. The ignorant public have absolutely no idea what is at stake at all. If the lights go out millions and millions will be dead within 1 year... Never mind the other major implications of evolutionary change. Then the planet is being invaded by another lifeform and people simply don't care. In some ways it's OK. Why should it matter if most people are brain dead zombies? They can carry on being zombies and the few who have a functioning brain and are awake can be amazed in peace... The problem is I don't believe that wilful blindness can go on indefinitely. At some point, there will be "an event", maybe even a black swan breakout...
UFO reports up in 2012
Open Minds, 10th January 2012
Man charged in ‘deplorable’ snatching of dying woman’s purse
Refreshing News, 10th January 2012
While a young woman lay dead or dying on a street in Hamilton, Ont., say police, a thief stole the purse that had been thrown from her body when she was struck by an alleged drunk driver — and later used her credit cards.
Jason Trotter, 29, was arrested by police and charged with fraud and theft of an unidentified 20-year-old woman’s purse after she was left to die following a hit-and-run last year, according to Staff Sgt. Steve Hrab of the Hamilton Police.
“It’s deplorable. It offends our sense of decency to think that a young girl is struck as she’s crossing a street by, it turns out, an alleged drunk driver who takes off,” Hrab said. “As she’s laying there crumpled in a heap on the street we have another individual that comes along that takes advantage of the situation and takes her purse with some credit cards in it and then uses them.”
Comment: I actually don't think this is refreshing news it just reminds me that many people are looking for opportunities to take advantage. It's life in the Red Zone for some.
Extreme Weather: Anvil Cloud Lightning Sparks UFO Debate (Video)
Gather News, 10th January 2012
An extreme weather video posted to YouTube produces awe at the power of nature, but is also igniting an old debate: do UFOs hide in clouds?
It's a natural conclusion, one that even the ancients drew. Lightning from the clouds was often construed as anger from the Gods. But in the modern world, especially thanks to Steven Spielberg, such anvil-shaped clouds are thought, in some circles, to be camouflaging extraterrestrials and their UFOs.
What's interesting, and awe-inspiring, about this video is the clear blue sky surrounding the anvil hammerhead cloud. It's startling to see such fierce electrical activity on an otherwise cloudless day.
Usually, when a lightning storm erupts, the bolts from the blue come from all around, not one centrally located spot. It's a testament to the power of the natural world that the conditions are ripe for such majesty emanating from a single, threatening cloud head.
Comment: I really don't understand what lightning has to do with UFOs, I did not see anything strange and even if I did, I would asume it was ball lightning first...
Russian toddler dies in Bryansk pavement collapse
BBC News, 9th January 2012
A toddler in Bryansk in western Russia has died after falling through a hole that opened up as his mother took him for a walk.
The pavement gave way because of a burst hot-water pipe, emergency officials said.
The boy's mother, 26, was pulled alive from the hole by her traffic police officer husband, reports say.
But he was unable to rescue his son, who was thrown from his pushchair and fell into the sewer below.
"The woman managed to grab on to the edge of the collapsed pavement, which saved her life," a Bryansk official was quoted as saying.
Comment: This is a terrible story. I am not 100% sure, but I am very suspicious because this hole looks laser cut to me. There is also a rash of sink hole stories in the last few days too, the 'Bronco Halo' that simply could not be ignored by the media and some unexpected space weather too, so this could have been caused by a 'cosmic' blast.
High-speed beams of charged particles accelerate towards Earth
ESA News, 6 December 2007
"ESA’s Cluster constellation has found that multiple, high-speed beams of electrically charged particles, or ions, are formed on the night-side of near-Earth space and get accelerated towards Earth. These observations are key to understanding how solar material manages to reach the Earth’s night-side, to forecast the behaviour of the magnetic environment around our planet, and in turn, to better protect ground and space-based technologies.
Different theories were proposed in the 80’s and 90’s to explain the presence of these ion beams."
'Mile High Halo' Forms Over Tim Tebow And Mile High Stadium During Broncos Steelers Game (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post, 9th January 2012
Let's all try to be calm and rational about this. In addition to Tim Tebow throwing 316 yards in the Broncos' upset over the Steelers (Tebow painted Bible verse John 3:16 under his eyes in college) and fans replacing "Tebow" with "Jesus" on their jerseys, apparently a halo-like smoke ring formed over Mile High yesterday after the Broncos scored their first field goal.
Mark Neuman-Lee, an attendee of the Steelers/Broncos game and photographer of the "Mile High Halo," tells HuffPost he'd never seen the ring prior to yesterday's NFL upset. Two season pass ticket-holders also told HuffPost the halo seems to be an anomaly. At the time of publication, a request for comment from the Broncos was not immediately returned.
Comment: In the same way that volcanoes can belch out smoke rings, (the sun does the same occasionally too), some force has created a ring above this stadium. The remarkable thing is that the ring appeared in a blue sky but the charge impact caused changed the temperature of the air and so some particles in the air became condensation nuclei in order for water droplets to form the ring. Now we are getting killer electrons blasting into our atmosphere from the Van Allen belts. Also, I believe that we are in a region of space with peculiar properties and at times, Earth is hit by beams of energy [spinning vortexes] that cause the hole punch clouds and the peculiar laser cut "sink holes". I know that in the last week, there was some chatter about sink holes and even a Russian toddler died when the pavement collapsed, I was going to ignore this story (see above) but the video indicates the hole had fairly well cut sides so I am suspicious. We also had geomagnetic activity from a CME that was first announced as a likely near miss on Earth. Instead, it hit and there was ground currents reported from Norway... unbelievable. The following is a weird comment of something strange seen in the sky. I think this is unrelated, but still interesing:
Joel Trafton: I see the same thing while camping in Maine in the late 70s.It was like looking up thru a big jelly fish.
Yes, there are now lots of stories of people seeing entities swimming about in our atmosphere that look like jelly fish, and actually there does seem to be tendrils in the photo.... But, looking at all the circumstantial evidence, I still think this was caused by a beam of electrons.
Shocking recipe for making killer electrons
European Space Agency News, 11th March 2010
"Killer electrons are highly energetic particles trapped in Earth's outer radiation belt, which extends from 12 000 km to 64 000 km above the planet’s surface. During solar storms their number grows at least ten times and they can be dislodged, posing a threat to satellites. As the name suggests, killer electrons are energetic enough to penetrate satellite shielding and cause microscopic lightning strikes. If these electrical discharges take place in vital components, the satellite can be damaged or even rendered inoperable. [...]
Thanks to this analysis of Cluster data, if the killer electrons happen to be ejected towards Earth, we now know that they can strike the atmosphere within just 15 minutes."
Science highlight - Rise of the Killer Electrons
ESA News, 16th July 2010
"Two belts of trapped high-energy particles, held in place by Earth’s magnetic field, surround Earth: the Van Allen radiation belts. Killer electrons in the outermost belt move close to the speed of light and carry a lot of energy. These can penetrate satellite shielding and cause microscopic lightning strikes that damage and sometimes destroy vital components.
Intense solar activity can disrupt the Van Allen belts, and Cluster made another vital discovery when it was on hand to observe directly the effects of a particularly strong solar shock wave hitting the magnetosphere in 2004.
It saw the creation of killer electrons through what turns out to be a two-step process. The electrons are initially accelerated by the shock wave compressing Earth’s magnetic field. Then Earth’s magnetic lines wobble, creating something like a very large-scale, low frequency laser, which accelerates the electrons even more, up to ‘killer’ energies.
And Cluster showed that this transition, from normal to killer intensities, can happen in just 15 minutes."
Lancaster involved in £400,000 project to understand “killer electrons”
Lancaster University News, January 2011
"Scientists aim to find out more about so-called “killer electrons” in the Van Allen radiation belt around Earth, which can damage orbiting satellites and spacecraft.
The Van Allen radiation belt periodically discharges energetic particles such as electrons and ions into the high atmosphere above Earth, especially at the polar regions. This can change the chemistry of the atmosphere, with possible implications for climate change. "
CME Hits - Ground Currents in Norway
Spaceweather.com, 8th January 2012
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY: Forecasters said a CME might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 7th, and indeed it might have. There was no sharp change in the solar wind speed signaling a CME's passage. There was, however, a surge in ground currents in northern Norway during the late hours of Jan. 7th, which suggests that something did rattle Earth's magnetic field. Rob Stammes recorded the disturbance from his laboratory in Lofoten. Ground currents often herald auroras, and true to form the skies turned vivid green:
Rob Stammes: Jan. 7, 2012
Laukvik, Lofoten, Norway.
As expected by the Goddard Space Weather Lab,there is a magnetic and ground current disturbance on my instruments,today Jan.7th. Coming from a CME after an eruption on Jan. 5th. On my instruments,but behind the clouds,there is northern lights.
Comment: I am not particularly thrilled that space weather forecasters did not get this right, but it does not surprise me when you realise that some of the basic theory is not even right. So, I have found a Los Alamos press release detailing a plasma physicist who I think makes some valid points.
Los Alamos scientist suggests new approach to measuring flow from the sun
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, September 9, 2010
A scientist examining the solar wind suggests that our understanding of its structure may need significant reassessment. The plasma particles flowing from the Sun and blasting past the Earth might be configured more as a network of tubes than a river-like stream, according to Joseph Borovsky of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Space
In a paper in this week’s Physical Review Letters, “Contribution of Strong Discontinuities to the Power Spectrum of the Solar Wind,”
(Physical Review Letters 105, 111102 ), Borovsky challenges the concept that the solar wind is of fairly uniform structure, and therefore, our entire interpretation of spacecraft data may not be correct. “For decades we have been interpreting the spectrum of fluctuations in the solar wind as a measurement of turbulence in the wind. However, it turns out that impurities (discontinuities) in plasma dominate the signal. Hence, the spectrum is not a clean measurement of
turbulence, and it may not even be a measurement of turbulence,” Borovsky said. In simpler terms, perhaps, we couldn’t see the forest for the trees.
Ignorance Is Bliss When it Comes to Challenging Social Issues
By remaining unaware, people can justify trusting government, study finds
American Psychological Association News, 21st November 2011
WASHINGTON—The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
And the more urgent the issue, the more people want to remain unaware, according to a paper published online in APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology®.
“These studies were designed to help understand the so-called ‘ignorance is bliss’ approach to social issues,” said author Steven Shepherd, a graduate student with the University of Waterloo in Ontario. “The findings can assist educators in addressing significant barriers to getting people involved and engaged in social issues.”
Through a series of five studies conducted in 2010 and 2011 with 511 adults in the United States and Canada, the researchers described “a chain reaction from ignorance about a subject to dependence on and trust in the government to deal with the issue.”
Comment: I just thought this was interesting.... I don't believe that ordinary people can be experts in a myriad of different subjects, but that is different to those who are are extremely childish and trusting of anyone in authority. Personally, I think it is a waste of time putting in effort to inform people who don't want to know the facts.
UFO News: What Are The Campinas OVNI Lights? (Video)
Gather News, 7th January 2012
In the latest UFO news, a video taken at night over Campinas, Brazil on January 3, 2011 has aviation experts and UFOlogists baffled. What are the twinkling, cylindrical lights suspended in the sky?
In the video below, glimmering lights, rising in a spiraling column hundreds of feet long, is filmed against the inky black nighttime skies over Campinas. As the cameraman films, his family chatters excitedly in Spanish, with awe and even fear, animating the discussion. At one point, a child is heard starting to quake with anxiety. It's that scary.
The unidentified flying object begins to spin and morph into a triangular shape as the lights blink from white to red at its center.
The OVNI (as it's known in Brazil) folds over upon itself in a way no known aircraft is able to do. Near the end of the four-minute video, the lights simply wink out.
Comment: I have been reminded of when I came across a blog where someone was wondering out loud about why there was so many UFO reports. Foolishly, I tried to enlighten this person with my perspective. The response was to complain that I had written nothing new. It seems that this person had been staring at all the pieces of the jig-saw puzzle for a very long time and might even have known some of the pieces very well, but for all their effort, they had not managed to arrange the pieces into the Big Picture. So, as UFO reports are now sky high (please excuse the pun), this person refused to acknowledge that their thinking processes were primitive and not at the level to be able to solve the enigma. This person, plus a lot of people I have come across in recent years claiming some kind of spirituality, have made me wonder even more about spiritual evolution and the upgrade of peoples' thinking processes. Psychologists tell us that there are different types of intelligence and this analysis is easy to find, but I very much favour the system developed that is now called Spiral Dynamics because there is a clear distinction made that people are in a process of evolution and it clearly explains how people move from extremely primitive thinking to a point where they jump to another level but this is an ongoing process. The evolutionary progress means that on Tier II, there is a massive increase in power to enable people to integrate huge volumes of information and then come up with new solutions that can be applied on a scale that benefits everyone not just themselves. So far, I have just come across too many people who think the mentality so graphically presented in the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is all that exists. Here is a summary. Extremely primitive thinking and I have been very surprised by who are the real jungle lords. It's hard to comprehend that our world is in an important transition but the jungle lords are at the helm. Not the right people to be able to deal with the level of complexity associated with massive evolutionary change. Maybe this is not a good comparison, but the orbs/UAPS are literally flying into Earth's airspace like the parachutist in the Lord of the Flies story, but the 'young savages' don't know what to make of it all and the parachute gets turned into a monster that needs to be killed.... Reading Tom Horn's book has been another exercise that has forcefully reminded me about those with a legacy of primitive thinking. There is a great need for humanity to evolve.
Triangle UFO/Lights in triangular formation over Bergen, Norway - November 2011
Latest UFO Sightings, 7th January 2012
Jaime Maussan reports on another triangle UFO sighting which occurred over Bergen, Norway on the night of November 14, 2011. These orbs of light in triangle formation are appearing all over the world. These are not chance sightings. These are intentional appearances. So what is their purpose?
Could it be that people from another planet are trying to slowly and gently wake us up to the reality that we are not alone? Perhaps they wish to make contact with us, but they understand that we are too emotionally fragile to handle a sudden and unexpected visit, and this is part of the process of initiating direct face-face communication.
Do not fear these visitors. These are not the actions of a hostile people. These are the actions of a very wise and benevolent race which understands human psychology very well. The orbs are very non-threatening. They stimulate wonder and discussion. They encourage us to think for ourselves, rather than force the reality upon us in the form of a massive, intimidating ship. They understand we need time to absorb and process this new reality.
Comment: Jaime Maussan, for your advice, these are not ET humanoids with 2 legs in ships, it's another *"+&%/ plasma based lifeform... The gods are back as predicted at the end/start of a new world age. The planet is in transition to a spiritual high energy plasma environment but there seems to be widespread ignorance of the serious implications. What's more, we now know why previous civilisations on this planet made record keeping of astronomical cycles a top priority, because besides the usual threat of major global catastrophe in the form of [cosmic] fire or flood, there was also the slight problem, of the arrival of cosmic neighbours...
UFOs hovering above Sinaloa, Mexico 3-Jan-2012
Latest UFO Sightings, 7th January 2012
"These bright unidentified flying objects were seen and recorded in the sky above Sinaloa in Mexico on Tuesday, 3rd January 2012. Witness report: UFO's caught on film in the distance in SInaloa Mexico. In my opinion they are definetly not meteors."
An interesting snippet of information came from RAF Bentwaters Airman 1st Class John Burroughs undergoing hynopsis. When he was regressed, the hynotherapist asked if there were any life forms within the craft, the reply from him was: "The light IS the life form". Most people have been brainwashed into thinking that all UFO sightings could be 'aliens' in spacecraft. Sorry, the truth is most bright lights are an intelligent plasmatic lifeform and plasma can have a wide variety of composititon appearing like metal, to liquid fire to crystalline to light, do the research!
Earth's massive extinction: The story gets worse
PhysOrg.com, 5th January 2012
Scientists have uncovered a lot about the Earth's greatest extinction event that took place 250 million years ago when rapid climate change wiped out nearly all marine species and a majority of those on land. Now, they have discovered a new culprit likely involved in the annihilation: an influx of mercury into the eco-system.
"No one had ever looked to see if mercury was a potential culprit. This was a time of the greatest volcanic activity in Earth's history and we know today that the largest source of mercury comes from volcanic eruptions," says Dr. Steve Grasby, co-author of a paper published this month in the journal Geology. "We estimate that the mercury released then could have been up to 30 times greater than today's volcanic activity, making the event truly catastrophic." Grasby is a research scientist at Natural Resources Canada and an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Benoit Beauchamp, professor of geology at the University of Calgary, says this study is significant because it's the first time mercury has been linked to the cause of the massive extinction that took place during the end of the Permian.
Comment: This might be helpful for those who are actively researching the transformation process on this planet.
Neutrino Bomb' Idea Expands Debate on Human Extinction
New York Times, 23rd January 1996
Tiny Fish Filmed Mimicking Octopus That Mimics Fish
Yahoo News, 4th January 2012
A new film captures a circular game of copycat: a fish that mimics an octopus that mimics fish.
First described by scientists in 1998, the remarkable mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) can shift its shape, movements and color to impersonate toxic lionfish, flatfish and even sea snakes. Such mimicry allows it to swim in the open with relatively little fear of predators.
The black-marble jawfish (Stalix histrio), on the other hand, is a small, timid fish. It spends most of its adult life close to a sand burrow that serves as its hideout if a predator comes along.
Comment: Don't miss the video.... really the implications are incredible, is this wild evolution? Theses are 'shape-shifting' creatures, something that can be found in nature but I will maintain that history and current anomalies suggests that some UFOs/UAPs can do exactly the same thing to help disguise themselves. But only a few are what I am calling 'elaborate' shapeshifters, as most UFOs/UAPs/Orbs will just go invisible if they don't want to be seen. There are stories that have been collected over many decades even centuries that suggest some UFO entities can shape-shift. So, there is all the old stories of "ghost ships" and even "ghost cars", today there are stories of "fake" planes. Even truly ridiculous stories of people seeing floating blocks of flats makes sense, if these are UAPs trying to disguise themselves, but they don't realise that a floating block of flats is not a disguise, but a serious faux pas on planet Earth, quite amusing really... Read the works of serious old-time UFO investigators like Trevor James Constable who wrote the book, The Cosmic Pulse of Life  and Sky Creatures: Living UFOs (1976), John Keel who wrote Why UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse (1970) that I think is an excellent summary of the evidence and also the prolific writer Dr. Jacques Vallée, amongst others who realised that these kind of anomalies were more related to another lifeform and were responsible for what some would consider as paranormal phenomena, but today even ex-military are relating this to the mysteries of consciousness. Personally, I believe it is a lot easier for people to accept if plasma entities of whatever shape and form are referred to as belonging to a Shadow Biosphere. I believe it is important for people to realise that there has always been a presence on this planet, but we are now getting a lot of new inhabitants.
Documentary: The Indonesian Mimic Octopus [2:59]
Dive Matrix, March 2010
Images & Video clip
Documentary: The Mimic Octopus [2:59]
YouTube, 1st November 2008
"The Indonesian Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus. This fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator. For example, scientists observed that when the octopus was attacked by territorial damselfishes, it mimicked the banded sea snake, a known predator of damselfishes."
This creature changes in a blink of the eye, it's almost like magic....
Norway UFOs mimic aircraft, 8th Jan 2012 [VIDEO]
UFO Sightings Daily, 9th January 2012
Is this the best aurora picture ever taken?
Daily Mail, 4th January 2012
This stunning picture could well be the best ever taken of an aurora. It was snapped by German photographer Sebastian Voltmer and provides a truly dazzling atmospheric sight.
A professional astronomer writing for Nasa’s picture of the day site – APOD – said: ‘The wide angle image, horizontally compressed, captured an unexpected auroral display that stretched across the sky one month ago over eastern Norway.’
Comment: Just eerie, almost like sticky liquid is pouring down a hole.... I have seen a lot of aurora photos, but this is something else....
Apocalypse cloud: Extraordinary sight appears above Montana's Crazy Mountains
Daily Mail,5th January 2012
Village where nothing works after electrical signal failures [UK]
Villagers were left unable to use their showers, doorbells and even car key fobs for several days in the latest case of suspected wireless interference.
The Telegraph, 5th January 2012
Families in Kingsclere on the Hampshire-Berkshire border, spent much of the festive season without heating after the failure of household systems which rely on digital technology.
One family, the Smiths, were baffled when their heating, shower, doorbell and even their car’s remote-control door locks refused to work.
They then discovered similar problems were being experienced by their neighbours.
Chris Smith, whose wife’s birthday on Christmas Eve was ruined by the systems failure, spent more than £250 trying to fix the heating and shower but neither worked until late on Dec 27
Comment: So far, there have only been a few of these stories here and there, but I expect this electromagnetic interference problem to get worse. Energy is pouring onto the planet and is being absorbed at specific energy points, that are often called portals or vortexes. (I have seen a very interesting geomagnetic map of the UK where geomagnetic currents flow into and out of the ground. Actually, I was pleased to see that at least some quarters are taking space weather seriously.) So, even though engineers say they can pin-point certain devices that they say are causing the interference (in this case nothing has been proven), I imagine the real issue is that somehow the signals are being amplified. Possibly, there are new carrier waves that are delivering these signals or simply, the same signals are coming from space and they coincide. This is the reality of the electromagnetic chaos on this planet and I expect things to get worse.
The black hole of Britain! Mystery as heating, doorbells and showers stop working in sleepy village (near 'top secret' military base)
Daily Mail, 5th January 2012
Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism
BBC News, 5th January 2012
A "church" whose central tenet is the right to file-share has been formally recognised by the Swedish government.
The Church of Kopimism claims that "kopyacting" - sharing information through copying - is akin to a religious service.
The "spiritual leader" of the church said recognition was a "large step".
But others were less enthusiastic and said the church would do little to halt the global crackdown on piracy. [...]
The church, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols, does not directly promote illegal file sharing, focusing instead on the open distribution of knowledge to all.
It was founded by 19-year-old philosophy student and leader Isak Gerson. He hopes that file-sharing will now be given religious protection.
"For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information holds a value, in itself and in what it contains and the value multiplies through copying. Therefore copying is central for the organisation and its members," he said in a statement
Comment: Hmmm.... I don't even think this is funny, 1 person buys and 100 people copy ... I am an author, struggling to get any help and fighting off thieves with no qualifications from the word go who wanted to steal my research and pretend it had originated from people with no scientific qualifications and actually no qualifications at all. There does seem to be a mentality of free, free, free and then as an author, with some people this mentality extends to wanting your personal free time for free too, it's almost like they think they have some rights... Maybe, this is just about sheer greed...
UFO group to probe Ohioan's report of fireball [US]
wtrf.com News, 4th January 2012
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A UFO research group will look into an Ohio man's report of a mysterious fireball that fell from the sky and lit up the woods near his home. [...] The group says it was contacted by another man from the area who described himself as an astronomer. Lt. Michael Vinson with the Mansfield post of the State Highway Patrol says authorities searched the woods but found nothing. He says they believe the fireball may have been a meteor.
I actually think these fireballs that come floating in are like large sparks of cosmic consciousness needed for Earth and they will go directly inside the planet, to become part of some kind of intelligence network, rather like neurons in the humans brain. I have blogged about many similar instances and Russian scientific interest in these giant sparks that are just pure energy (plasma), no matter can be found at all... but, they seem to come at a wide variety of sizes. There are comet sized sparks and then there is the strange cosmic bullet three Earths in volume, that is headed for the galactic centre right now. Quite frankly, the cosmos does seem to be a strangely automated system...
Fireball UFO investigation in Mansfield, Ohio [VIDEO]
Latest UFO sightings, 5th January 2012
I think this is a story I have listed before but this report has a news report video. I am not happy to hear that MUFON has decided to get involved and no doubt they will do their best to turn this sighting into a joke...
Increase in UFO Sightings this New Year
International Business Times, 4th January 2012
"The rise in UFO sightings during the New Year's Eve celebrations is easy to explain as nothing more than mistaken fireworks or the results of imbibing too much on alcohol during the New Year's Eve parties. For true believers it means that 2012 is the end of the world- but only because humanity's old way of existence is forever altered when aliens finally make contact."
Now that is a funny statement to make... The orbs are not going to make contact, they are just going to hang out like normal... Actually, that is wrong, there are the crop circles and the channelling from some who hang around humans and provide inspiration in their role as 'angels'. We won't talk about whether there are evil ones, but quite frankly, I have detected enough horrible energy fields to make me wonder if the offending energies were just purely human...
Part 2: High Strangeness Lights in Lytle Creek, California [US]
Earthfiles, 3rd January 2012
At Least Two Colorful Aerial Lights Stalking Suburban?
He said, ‘I don’t know. That’s weird!’ We agreed it looked sort of like a small aircraft or helicopter, but could not be because of the random colors. I pulled the suburban over to the far left side of the road that widened to some 30 feet next to Lytle Creek. So my vehicle was about 20 feet from the creek bed and we just sat there looking at the colorful light. Then I noticed in the 11 or 12 o’clock position further out ahead of us a little higher in the sky was another one of these things!
So, I grabbed a big spotlight I have for off-roading and put the spotlight on it.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU DID THAT?
Just a few seconds later, the colorful light went a little lower in the sky and dropped below the ridge line. Bob and I both thought this was odd. And here’s where the story gets kind of weird. It appeared that the light that went below the ridge line all of a sudden pops up maybe 100 yards off my right front suburban quarter panel. I thought it was very curious that it dropped below the ridge line after I had put the spotlight on it.
I was like, ‘Wow! This is getting a little weird, so maybe we should get out of here.’
ALMOST AS IF IT WERE EVADING? LIKE ‘I’VE BEEN CAUGHT AND NOW I’M GOING TO GO OUT OF SIGHT.’
Yes, whatever it was had realized we were observing it. If it was ever observing us, I think at that point, it realized we were aware of it. Then when it appeared in front of us (on the right), it was like maybe it was time to get out of here! And the light was so strange, like a charged plasma - just random, a very dense pattern of random colors.
Comment: It's amazing, folk off the street can recognise a charged plasma when they see it, but most so-called UFO investigators are clueless... Download quick if you want to keep these Earthfiles reports. For more information based on the opinion of trained observers like pilots, the military and the research of scientists who have spent decades studying 'light phenomena', here are some references, that I have collected: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena [UAP] Index Page.
Part 1: Earthfiles Mail About High Strangeness
Earthfiles, 31st December 2011
"“Wanted to let you know we (my neighbors and I) have been seeing these same lights every clear night since August 2011, when my neighbors first noticed them. There are at least 3 or 4 of them. We don't have any fancy telescopes or camera, but a good pair of high powered binoculars does the trick too!"
Video: Bonobo ape lights campfire, cooks hamburgers
Yahoo News, 3rd January 2012
Kanzi, a 31-year-old Bonobos, also known as the pygmy chimpanzee, reportedly became obsessed with the film "Quest for Fire" at an early age.
"Kanzi makes fire because he wants to," Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, his main handler at the Great Ape Trust, told the Telegraph. "The movie was released about a year after Kanzi was born and was about early man struggling to control fire. Kanzi watched this spellbound over and over hundreds of times."
Comment: The video and photos are amazing... So.... it has been obvious for a while that some of the animals are starting to respond to the influx of new energies and are becoming more intelligent, but why is this less obvious with humans? Well, the truth is that humans are becoming more intelligent and that is borne about by the "Flynn effect" discovered by James Flynn, a political scientist working in New Zealand and confirmed by numerous studies. There has been an average increase of over three IQ points per decade, found for virtually every type of intelligence test, delivered to virtually every type of group on the planet. I imagine evolutionary biologists and those who study human consciousness are really struggling to understand what is happening but I am sure some realise that we are seeing celestial epigenetics at work.
Picture Gallery: Amazing photos of Kanzi the bonobo lighting a fire and cooking a meal [11 Photos]
The Telegraph, 1st January 2012
These pictures are amazing
A World in Denial of What It Knows
New York Times, 31st December 2011
COULD there be a single phrase that explains the woes of our time, this dismal age of political miscalculations and deceptions, of reckless and disastrous wars, of financial boom and bust and downright criminality? Maybe there is, and we owe it to Fintan O’Toole. That trenchant Irish commentator is a biographer and theater critic, and a critic also of his country’s crimes and follies, as in his gripping if horrifying book, “Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger.”
He reminds us of the famous if gnomic saying by Donald H. Rumsfeld, then the United States secretary of defense, that “There are known knowns... there are known unknowns ... there are also unknown unknowns.” But the Irish problem, says Mr. O’Toole, was none of the above. It was “unknown knowns.” [...]
“The Cloud of Unknowing” is a medieval classic of mystical writing, and unknowing still hangs over us. It will be a happier new year if we can dispel some of that cloud, try to unknow less, and know a little more.
Comment: The headline and the sentiment appeals to me... A world in denial with the root cause (I think) being ignorance mixed with arrogance. The article discusses "Unknown Unknowns", the cause of unexpected Black Swan events... I don't even know what the article is trying to say when it comes to the easy credit disaster, look at history, it's the same old banking tricks repeated over and over again and people never learn... It's standard practice to control the world... I disagree this is a true unknown unknown due to the known history of banking practices. Whatever, I am bemused by the quoting of the mystical saying “The Cloud of Unknowing” often used to justify sheer ignorance... Whatever, I am seriously wondering whether humanity is moving closer to an almighty Black Swan event when the realisation hits that we are not alone, we are being invaded by another lifeform, and that the orbs and UAPs are here to stay and all this despite knowing some known knowns...
UFO News: What Are The Scotland Lights? (Video) [UK]
Gather News, 3rd January 2012
In the latest UFO news, experts are debating what was caught on the dashboard cam of a mountain rescue vehicle in Scotland on New Year's Day.
Some are dismissing the unidentified flying objects as lens flares caused by an oncoming vehicle, while others are convinced it's two UFOs streaking through the sky and disappearing behind a snow-covered hill.
Those for the idea point out that the two objects are unevenly spaced and don't correspond with the four lights from the oncoming vehicle.
Also, they note that a vehicle which passes just a moment before did not cause the same phenomenon.
Those against the claim that this is actual UFO news make the weak case it's impossible for any known aircraft to be flying through such bad weather. Either way, it's one of the creepiest videos to surface so far this year. [It's only the 4th Jan, there is time for plenty more strange UAP videos...]
Comment: I agree this is a creepy video... but it's very unusual to get video of UAPs in such bad FOGGGY conditions.... Certainly I am most impressed...
Hawaiian disc UFO encased inside orange orb
UFO Examiner, 3rd January 2012
"We saw seven total, and very close, maybe 500 feet away as they passed, almost directly overhead. Lots of detail in the 'lightshow' but the crafts were spinning and gyrating, so we couldn't make out small features. The orb shape and the triangle points were all bright orange-yellow, but the beams were like red rain scans that abruptly ended about 50 feet below the craft in a circular pattern, as if hitting an invisible surface. They were all identical as far as we could tell. All was silent. I could hear nothing from the sky."
The witnesses got a good close look...
UFO spotted before the start of Taipei, Taiwan's New Year's Eve fireworks display
Unexplained Phenomena Examiner, 31st December 2012
Well, you can forget the UFO that someone thinks is a balloon anyway and just watch the outrageous fireworks, I have never seen anything like it...
UFO mystery - footage shot over Dublin alien or Chinese lantern – VIDEO
Irish Central News, 5th January 2012
This UAP is quite large and seems to be pulsating and leaving a small trail, it reminds me of the UAPs that seem to be "swimming" in the atmosphere. The camera work is terrible. I would not bet money on this one.
Panic grips people as rumors of “people turning into stone statues” floated [India]
Two Circles, 4th January 2012
Lucknow: This is straight from Ripley’s Believe it or not. The panic gripped denizens in UP with rumors of mild tremors and ‘people turning into stone statues' floated on Tuesday night. Hundreds of people in several districts spilled on roads with fear palpable on their face.
The rumour started at around 1 am on Tuesday night. Some SMS were exchanged that sleeping people have turned into stone statues and an earthquake was expected. Soon the SMS took the shape of a rumour with constant forwarding among friends and relatives.
Comment: 2012 is going to be quite a year... I need a new 2012 hysteria image icon.
Impossible crystals are 'from space'
BBC News, 3rd January 2012
Examples of a crystal previously thought to be impossible in nature may have come from space, a study shows.
Quasicrystals have an unusual structure - in between those of crystals and glasses.
Until two years ago, quasicrystals had only been created in the lab - then geologists found them in rocks from Russia's Koryak mountains.
In PNAS journal, a team says the chemistry of the Russian crystals suggests they arrived in meteorites.
Quasicrystals were first described in the 1980s by Israeli researcher Daniel Schechtman, who was awarded last year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery.
Comment: I think it is important to note that scientists and people generally are too parochial. It's a massive universe out there and evolutionary change means increasing complexity on timescales of billions of years, that might have occured even before there was anything that could be called Earth. The narrow mindedness has got to stop, people need to evolve in their thinking processes...
Nature's Weirdest: When toads explode [VIDEO]
BBC News, 2nd January 2012
From The Independent: After weeks of flummoxing scientists, Germany's great exploding toads mystery has been solved. They were gruesomely murdered by crows with a taste for foie gras.
After weeks of flummoxing scientists, Germany's great exploding toads mystery has been solved. They were gruesomely murdered by crows with a taste for foie gras.
Health officials in Hamburg started to panic after some 1,000 toads puffed up and exploded last month, their entrails splattering an area of up to a square metre.
Comment: The beginning is gruesome, but I watched this short video and my jaw dropped when the presenter discussed the cleverness of crows.
Mystery of German exploding toads
BBC News, 27th April January 2005
Stone the crows! Exploding toad case solved
The Independent, 8th May 2005
A New Year's Resolution - Don't Trust New Age Psychics
UFO Digest, 31st December 2011
I am naturally cynical about ANY new age psychic these days and for a solid, good reason.
Fifteen years ago, on a Thursday night, at bedtime, I was meditating on angels and protective prayers, right before sleep.
I tried a creative self healing metaphysical technique learned from someone I admired, Sylvia Browne. After many abductions I suddenly suffered from enigmatic, diagnosed degenerative spinal disease of my neck's seven discs.
Chronic back pain would be alleviated, psychic Sylvia Brown assured me, if I followed her directions for creating a "Healing Room" where healing spirits could enter, a comfortable ornate room within which a spiritual healer could enter to heal you.
Comment: Actually, this is a difficult one for me because I agree with the sentiment... I hate all the alien abduction stuff and I simply don't want to study this area.... Whatever, I think this is very good advice from my own limited experiences with the New Age community because I sometimes wish I had never ever met some people. But, then again, I would not know what I do today if I had not suffered.... Whatever, this is a horrible 'alien' related story. If you frighten easily, please do not read... All I can say is that I have also had a few horrible experiences from doing visualisations and that is one of the reasons why I generally stay away from them, but I have lapsed a few times until the next horrible one comes along. I think I would need to study more psychology to understand what is really going on (don't have time). Whatever, I am quite sick of all the amateur psychology that is going on in the guise of modern spirituality by people who either have no idea what the hell they are doing or others who know exactly what they are doing in their attempts to take control. I will repeat the warning, this is not a nice story.
Cohan: Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street?
Bloomberg News, 3rd January 2012
It took a relatively obscure former British academic to propagate a theory of the financial crisis that would confirm what many people suspected all along: The “corporate psychopaths” at the helm of our financial institutions are to blame.
Clive R. Boddy, most recently a professor at the Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University, says psychopaths are the 1 percent of “people who, perhaps due to physical factors to do with abnormal brain connectivity and chemistry” lack a “conscience, have few emotions and display an inability to have any feelings, sympathy or empathy for other people.”
As a result, Boddy argues in a recent issue of the Journal of Business Ethics, such people are “extraordinarily cold, much more calculating and ruthless towards others than most people are and therefore a menace to the companies they work for and to society.” [...]
He says the unnamed “they” seem “to be unaffected” by the corporate collapses they cause. These psychopaths “present themselves as glibly unbothered by the chaos around them, unconcerned about those who have lost their jobs, savings and investments, and as lacking any regrets about what they have done. They cheerfully lie about their involvement in events, are very convincing in blaming others for what has happened and have no doubts about their own worth and value. They are happy to walk away from the economic disaster that they have managed to bring about, with huge payoffs and with new roles advising governments how to prevent such economic disasters.”
Comment: The financial press in the form of Bloomberg are pointing out the existence of psychopaths, this is jaw dropping stuff.... It looks like enough people are now fed up and are looking for answers. From my own point of view, I think it is essential to understand human development and how others think so that when you detect certain behaviours, you can make a judgment about what you should do. Thanks Mihail for the link.
Reports of "strange lights" & "UFOs" flood in as 2012 hysteria arrives [NZ]
Weather Watch NZ, 2nd January 2012
On a daily basis WeatherWatch.co.nz receives around a handful of eyewitness reports of meteors and other lights in the sky, from nations all over the world. Some busy days we might get 10 eyewitness reports. However in the past 24 hours we've had almost 80 reports and they are still flooding in at about 10 an hour.
From New Zealand's Otago Peninsula, to Cape Town, Venezuela to the UK, Australia to North America those ringing in the New Year have seen flashing lights, "floating orbs" and "UFOS".
WeatherWatch.co.nz weather analyst Philip Duncan puts the dramatic increase in sightings down to a few things. "Many people around the world have been outside celebrating the New Year. In the US, where most of the sightings came from, conditions were fairly mild and dry in many areas - so more people were outside to see things. Finally, it's 2012, the year the world is supposed to end according to the Mayans and it seems many are already worrying ".
The comments range from normal meteor sightings, to the strange and unusual.
"We were shocked to find that not only have these orbs been seen over the last couple of years, but that they have also been seen all over the world within the last few nights!" wrote Laura B from California.
Another reader, this time from Spain, wrote "My father and I saw them in Spain at 00:45 am, but there were 5 or 6 of them all in a vertical line quite close to the earth....I have no answer to all these questions that we are all asking ourselfs and when I think I have an answer it just leads to more questions, so all I have to say is, WE ARE NOT ALONE!"
Nikki B from Arizona wrote "how can we see it here in Arizona and people in Africa and Australia are seeing the same thing? 2012 vibration is freakin me out already! ...I know the news will have some "reasonable and logical explanation" but i'm not buying it!".
Susana, who writes from an unknown location, said "yesterday around 1230 or 1245 there were some red brownish lights first i saw one of them and kind of got my attention and of the sudden there were a BUNCH of them i couldnt count them but i can say there were around 30 lights UFO'S OR CANDLE LIGHTS who knows all i know i saw those lights and were beautiful. Are we ready for the 2012? are we enough educated not to panic?"
Comment: I will admit, New Year is when you would expect to see Chinese lanterns, so this report detailing people calling them orbs and mentioning 2012 is amazing.... especially as this is sentiment being expressed and reported on a mainstream website. Actually, I don't mind hype when people call a spade a spade, people should be asking what the hell is going on with all the orb sightings.
WeatherWatch.co.nz: View all the eyewitness reports here
WeatherWatch.co.nz, 2nd January 2012
The Biggest Energy Story of 2011
IEEE News, 2nd January 2012
This one is not a tough call: The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe was hands-down the major energy event of 2011.
Two aspects of the disaster were particularly devastating. First, its unprecedented scope--three reactor partial meltdowns, two hydrogen explosions that destroyed outer containment buildings, and a raging fire in a spent-fuel pond--all providing vivid television images of a situation utterly beyond human control.
Second, badly amplifying that image, the incompetence and haplessness of the corporate and governmental response. The CEO of TEPCO, owner and operator of the reactor complex, reportedly fell into a fugue state, unable to make decisions and issue orders for days. Onsite representatives of Japan's nuclear regulator fled the stricken reactors, only to be ordered back; no single voice took responsibility as the crisis unfolded, so that the sense of governmental panic and incoherence got worse rather than better.*
Comment: I would expect the IEEE as the largest scientific/technological organisation in the world to take a very dim view of the Fukushima disaster.
Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?
Extinction Protocol, 2nd January 2012
* It's similar in size to Mount Pinatubo, which in 1991 gave us the biggest eruption of the 20th century
* Billions of tons of ash and magma would be ejected
* Southern England would be covered in ash
A sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up.
It's lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.
This monster erupts every 10 to 12,000 years and last went off 12,900 years ago, so it could blow at any time.
Comment: That's interesting, a volcano that blows every half precessional cycle...
European Volcano Bubbles But Will it Blow?
Discovery News, 5th January 2012
"Beware of fearmongering journalists. The first line of a disappointing Daily Mail story posted this week warns that "a sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up."
But that sensational assertion is based on nothing more than a sparse smattering of old facts that sound tantalizingly apocalyptic when you string them together. Read the full story, and you'll find no mention of new science, no expert named.
One of the supposedly "worrying signs" is the well-known fact that carbon dioxide bubbles up along the southeastern shore of Laacher See, the lake that now fills the collapsed caldera of the volcano (above), which last erupted 12,900 years ago. Ongoing bubbling is indeed a sign that the magma chamber beneath the lake is degassing, but this phenomenon is not new. And so in no way could it signal an eruption.
Comment: Oh, dear, the Daily Mail got panned for being the source of this story...
Norway: Landslide Forces More Evacuations [VIDEO]
SOTT.net, 1st January 2012
More than 50 persons were evacuated from their homes when a large landslide ripped through a rural area outside Trondheim on Sunday. It was a brutal start to the New Year, following a string of storms that also forced evacuations in western Norway earlier in the week.
Geologists said it was too early to determine exactly what caused the landslide at Byneset in Trøndelag, which extended over around half-a-kilometer of farmland. One geologist told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the ground in the area was characterized by unstable clay and that the stormy weather of the past week may have contributed to the landslide.
Comment: SOTT.net has a video of the mud landslide.
Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town [US]
Yahoo News, 1st January 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year's Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached.
Police in Beebe said dozens of blackbirds had fallen dead, prompting officers to ban residents from shooting fireworks Saturday night. It wasn't immediately clear if fireworks were again to blame, but authorities weren't taking a chance.
Officer John Weeks said the first reports of "birds on the streets" came around 7 p.m. as residents celebrated the year's end with fireworks in their neighborhoods.
Comment: Again, I believe that the United States has a severely weak ionosphere but this combined with weak magnetosphere and such it is allowing in the solar wind. It could be that birds are dropping dead due to air that has become highly ionised and the lack of oxygen is what is killing the birds. This is the conclusion that I came to when this happened last year, see archives.
Magazine boss back from Fukushima: Major cities are being irradiated — They’re not telling people the truth (VIDEO)
Energy News, 1st January 2012
Nice to know some people in the public spotlight are actually informed about what’s going on in the world
PODCAST #164 – Shane Smith, Brian Redban, The Joe Rogan Experience, Dec 6, 2011 [*WARNING* ADULT LANGUAGE]:
Interview with Shane Smith, Founder of Vice Magazine (NYT piece on Smith here)
Comment: If you are depressed about what is going on in Japan than don't bother, the news is only getting worse and worse and obvious that Japan is now experiencing the fires of hell on a grand scale. Here is my listing of atrocious news, but there is a lot to choose from.
Report: NHK starting to broadcast truth — Large increase in brain tumors and cancers near nuke plant — “Everyone died. Just I’m alive. It’s killing me.” says 18 year old — Gov’t kept telling them ICRP says safe
Gov’t projections assumed ONE becquerel per hour was leaking from Fukushima — Actual rate reached at least 10 Quadrillion times higher
Busby: “A criminal event” that gov’t failed to reveal true extent of radiation contamination — “Criminal irresponsibility” — “Quite a criminal affair” (VIDEO)
Mainichi: Radiation detected in drinking water from underground wells — Over 15 miles from Fukushima meltdowns
NYTimes: Devastating gov’t failure — Entire communities exposed to harmful radiation
Japan Lawyer: Repeated calls for arresting Tepco officials — People “bewildered” after 40-year Fukushima plan announced
BBC: “Actual situation is much, much worse than we were told” says evacuee — “From the start the gov’t officials have lied”
Gundersen via Bloomberg: “I actually think it’s going to blow up in their face” after declaring cold shutdown while nuclear cores still “extraordinarily hot”
Power Grid Failure: Severe Storms Led To Sewage Spills Across State [US]
The Hartford Courant, 31st December 2011
While power outages during Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm left much of the state in the dark, they had a less-publicized but possibly more damaging result — millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into waterways throughout Connecticut when backup power systems failed at waste treatment plants.
The 47 spills reported to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, ranged from 42.7 million gallons of partially treated sewage dumped into Long Island Sound in Stamford to 250 gallons of raw sewage poured into the Farmington River in Simsbury. The reports were filed to the DEEP during the two storms so state officials could monitor possible environmental issues.
Nearly all of the spills were caused either by flooding during the tropical storm or by power failures coupled with malfunctioning backup generators.
Comment: Just a little of the expected chaos when the electricity power grid disappears.
Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops [US]
ABC News, September 2011
A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.
“This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class,” Jordan said today from his Waterford home. “I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”
Comment: Well, this explains why so many US cops are so dangerous, they are just too stupid... Cops killing deaf people because they don't hear when cops shout at them or going to the wrong house and trying to arrest innocent people because I suppose they can't read a map, arresting young people who ask for directions, some of the stories in the last few years have been unbelievable... Oh well, dumb dumbs for a dumbed down society...