News about weird and bizarre happenings from around the world.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Fossils of Martian bugs found on meteorite that landed on Earth 13,000 years ago

New evidence has made it more likely that remnants of Martian microbes were transported to Earth in a meteorite, it was revealed today.
A study by scientists from the American space agency Nasa has found chemical signatures in the rock strongly associated with life.
The discovery strengthens the case for believing that worm-like structures in the meteorite are 'microfossils' of ancient Martian bugs

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Giant UFO Causes Commotion in Salta Town, Argentina!

Perhaps the most chilling detail of what happened yesterday (11.25.09) morning in Joaquin V. Gonzalez, a town of 20,000 residents considered by traditionalists as the “heart of the province of Salta” is the abundance of eyewitness accounts and the manner in which they are so perfectly synchronized with each other. This little town is also known to the ever-watchful gaze of science for the fact that its heights are regularly swept by the passing of UFOs.

The entire town – or at least those who were awake at 0200 yesterday – agree that it was hot, an unbearable heat that kept people from getting a good night’s sleep, their eyes wide open under treacherous, menacing and stormy skies. Outside, people drank cool drinks or ate ice cream hurriedly, before these were reduced to sticky confections.

This was the fate of many residents of Joaquin V. Gonzalez, engulfed by nearly 300,000 hectares of soybeans, when at 2:00 a.m., with heat still burning under their skins, they saw a strange, gigantic luminous creature, elongated and weightless, heading southeast to El Tunal, some 35 kilometers from the town. It plowed the dark skies, lighting everything around it, visible to everyone.

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UFO sighting near Perm Russia

Creepy string of calf mutilations mystify Colorado rancher, police

A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and law enforcement investigators mystified.

Four calves have been found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks.

The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed.

But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion. Usually predators leave pools or blood or drag marks from carrying away the livestock.

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Friday, 27 November 2009

Aliens 'already exist on earth', Bulgarian scientists claim

Aliens from outer space are already among us on earth, say Bulgarian government scientists who claim they are already in contact with extraterrestrial life.

"Aliens are currently all around us, and are watching us all the time," Mr Filipov told Bulgarian media.

Work on deciphering a complex set of symbols sent to them is underway, scientists from the country's Space Research Institute said.

They claim aliens are currently answering 30 questions posed to them.

Lachezar Filipov, deputy director of the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, confirmed the research.

He said the centre's researchers were analysing 150 crop circles from around the world, which they believe answer the questions.

"Aliens are currently all around us, and are watching us all the time," Mr Filipov told Bulgarian media.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

UFO Disclosure Coming Later, If Ever

The Internet, as well as many other sources of information within the UFO genre, are buzzing and humming with talk of an official announcement being made by our government at the presidential level regarding UFOs. Is this a possibility? Sources relate that their have been and still are secret meetings being conducted behind closed doors strictly discussing the UFO phenomenon, and how it will be best to relate this information to the general public in a few short months. What? Months? Yes, months. Many believe we are at the long awaited brink of disclosure, and our president Barack Obama could offer a possible announcement soon after January 1st 2010, if not before.

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Australian farmer has proof of UFO visits or unknown aerial life forms?

A rural Australian claims to have in his possession absolute and scientifically verifiable proof of UFO type entities in Earth’s atmosphere.
Mr Jim Strong of the town of Greta in New South Wales, Australia has been using high-tech night-time video recording technology to monitor multiple UFOs or aerial objects in the sky above his property. He is willing to submit his proof to any reputable scientific body for examination.

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Is case finally closed on 1965 UFO mystery?

In the chronicles of UFO oddness, there's been a long-standing oddity — some say folklore, others deem it reality. This saga, now over four decades old, centers on a reported out-of-the-sky incident involving the small town of Kecksburg, Penn.

The date is Dec. 9, 1965: Residents see a ball of fire shooting through the darkening evening sky and then, seemingly, the object — purportedly shaped like a jumbo-sized acorn after impact — makes some sort of controlled crash into the woods. From there, the strangeness factor escalates with purported military personnel isolating the area from curious onlookers and toting something out of the locale on a flatbed truck.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Asteroid passes just 8,700miles from Earth - with only 15 hours warning

Although no one noticed at the time, the Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday.
The previously undiscovered asteroid came within 8,700miles of Earth but astronomers noticed it only 15 hours before it made its closest approach.

Its orbit brought it 30 times nearer than the Moon, which is 250,000 miles away.

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Giant Head Found On Google Earth

A natural topographic feature in Canada which, when viewed from above, looks remarkably like a human wearing a Native American headdress and earphones.

The Badlands Guardian is a geomorphological feature near Medicine Hat in the south east corner of Alberta, Canada. Viewed from the air, the feature bears a strong resemblance to a human head wearing a full native American headdress. Because of additional man-made structure, it also appears to be wearing earphones. The apparent earphones are a road and an oil well, which has been in place only a few years, and will likely become invisible once the well falls into disuse and its superficial features are eroded.

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Allegan family claims to have 'close encounter'

According to the National UFO Reporting Center, Michigan has had more than 1,400 reported "unidentified sightings" since 1975.

Ask anyone what they feel about UFOs and the answer will vary - some believe strongly there is no such thing as extra-terrestrial life. Others believe that, with the thousands of other planets and galaxies that may exist in space, it's foolish to think we're the only civilization.

The new movie "The Fourth Kind" is based on a real life series of interviews with residents in Nome, Alaska who believe they may have experienced the "fourth kind" of alien encounter, an "abduction."

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Did you see a UFO over Shields?

SOMETHING strange was flying about on Halloween according to a South Tyneside man – and it wasn't a witch.

Gary Sinclair said he saw a bright orange light hovering in the sky as he peered out of his sitting room window in Bluebell Way, South Shields, at 5.30pm.

The 34–year–old said: "It was very strange, it was almost slow at approaching and then it just vanished. I thought it was a plane on fire.

"It just seem to shoot off in a northern direction."

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Weird feeding habits of the slingjaw wrasse

Almost 6,000 people have watched the YouTube footage of Epibulus insidiator, a strange predator found in tropical waters in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Normally, the slingjaw wrasse looks like a fairly nondescript brownish fish. But when it attacks its prey, it looks anything but.

Its mouth shoots out like that of the monster in the Ridley Scott film Alien, slinging forward up to half the fish’s body length and engulfing the victim in moments.

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NASA: No records found on 1965 Pa. UFO sighting

NASA said it can find no records mentioning an unidentified object that may have landed in western Pennsylvania nearly 44 years ago.

The Coalition for Freedom of Information, a volunteer group which seeks to bring more credibility to the subject of UFOs through journalism and freedom of information quests, sued NASA in 2003 seeking information about the event in Kecksburg. The group's federal lawsuit, backed by the SyFy Channel cable network, was settled in October 2007 when NASA agreed to pay $50,000 in legal fees and search some of its records.

But that nearly two-year search ended in August and yielded nothing, Leslie Kean, a New York-based freelance author and documentarian who directs the all-volunteer CFI, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

"I still believe, from all the work and the research and everything, that something came down" from the sky, Kean said. "But what it was, I have no idea."

NASA's press office didn't immediately return calls for comment Wednesday.

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Friday, 6 November 2009

Baguette 'dropped by bird' causes LHC disruption

A piece of bread dropped on an outdoor electrical installation on Monday caused disruption to the world's largest particle accelerator, according to Cern.

A Cern spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Friday that the research facility believes the bread — a baguette — had been dropped by a bird.

The spokesperson said the bread, which was "naked and unfilled", had caused a short circuit when dropped on an electrical installation that supplies energy to the massive experiment. While the bird was unconfirmed as the definite culprit, it had been spotted beforehand near the substation carrying bread, said the spokesperson.

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Nine UFOs spotted at Caister

NINE UFOs, described as looking like orange street lights, were spotted heading out to sea at Caister on Wednesday in the latest of a number of sightings at the coastal village.

Flo Gallacher, 53, and her husband Pat, 49, were fishing at Caister beach when they witnessed the silent procession of orange lights pass over their heads from the Filby direction.

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

UFOs come out on Halloween

Halloween is a night for ghosts and ghouls – not aliens! But a Wigan man was spooked by a close encounter of the UFO kind, rather than a haunting, as the clock ticked towards midnight on Saturday.
Ian Latto was out in his garden in Hodnet Drive, Ashton, at 11.45pm when he spotted 12 strange objects in the sky.

Ian, 53, said: "At first I thought they were light aircraft, but they were travelling much faster than that, they were too close together, there were too many of them and they were flying too low under the clouds. They stopped over Ashton and then turned suddenly and went off in different directions, but quite quickly.

"It was as if they had been heading for a certain point before splitting up. The whole thing only lasted two or three minutes."

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Watching the skies for an H1N1 connection

Just as the H1N1 vaccine is becoming available, many people, including some medical practitioners, are questioning its safety based in part on the speed with which the new vaccine has been brought to market. A local man is lending his voice to the protest based on the ingredients involved, adding another element he and others feel might be connected with those straight line clouds you often see high in the sky.

Tom Skarimbas of Hensonville, a former English, French and Spanish teacher who now works as a salesman in the communications industry, has been studying ‘chemtrails’ for about two years now. Chemtrails are said to be a variation of the contrails one normally observes emanating from the exhaust of jetliners at high altitudes.

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Fossils of ancient elephants found in Yunnan

Fossils of ancient elephants were found in Shuitangba community, in Taiping Village, Zhaoyang District, in Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province recently when local farmers were digging for coal. Archeologists say this is the largest site of fossils of ancient elephants in South China.
In the Zhaotong Basin of Yunnan where the fossil was found, over 10 new types of fossils of ancient elephants have been unearthed since the 1950s. Archeologists estimate that the fossil discovered in Shuitangba community lived 3 million to 7 million years ago. The restored fossils can form three skeletons of the ancient elephants, one of which has a tusk 2.6 meters long and weighed 150 kilograms.

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Giant ants' nests given special building protection

Insects' towering structures will be safeguarded during timber removal process in Northumberland woodland.

The forestry Commission's Jonathan Farries checks the GPS settings on one of the rare giant ant nests in the Holystone forest. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

A rare British "skyscraper city" made by ants has been given the equivalent of listed building protection and a place on maps to safeguard it from forestry work.

Nests up to two metres (7ft) high, constructed from millions of conifer needles in Northumberland woodland, will be monitored during the felling of "intrusive" 20th century conifers amid the ancient oaks of Holystone, near Rothbury.

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X-ray machine voted most important invention in Science Museum poll

Russell Reynolds had only one wish when in 1896 at the age of 15 he learnt of the discovery of X-rays: to possess his own X-ray machine.

The Westminster schoolboy enlisted the help of his father, John Reynolds, a GP, and set about building one. Within a year the machine was finished, and it is now displayed in the Science Museum in London.

Yesterday Reynolds’s pioneering spirit gained further recognition as the X-ray machine was voted the most important invention in the history of science. In a museum poll nearly 50,000 people voted on ten inventions and discoveries, which included penicillin, the Pilot ACE computer and Stephenson’s Rocket. The X-ray machine was a clear winner, with 9,581 votes.

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Land of mystery

GEOFF was happy to pass on tips to anyone who might be interested in life as a researcher of the paranormal.

IT doesn’t seem to matter that we have entered the digital age, that there’s wireless broadband almost everywhere, Sellafield on our doorstep and the Energy Coast shouting “Science is King”. Ghosts, boggles, UFOs and all-things strange refuse to lie down and die!

No amount of scientific explanation or computer analysis seems able to rid this (or any other) part of the world of those figures in the shadows; those phenomena which seem to defy explanation and convince at a stroke even the most sceptical of witnesses.

So it’s not surprising that when researcher Geoff Holder descended from his native Scotland to investigate the mysteries of the Lake District he found no shortage of material – ancient or modern.

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UFO's return to Cannock skies on Halloween

Halloween saw the return of alien spacecraft in our skies, according to yet another bewildered Cannock resident.

The recent spate of other worldly sightings show no sign of diminishing, and now a Longford man and his sceptical wife can be added to the band of converts.

The man, who does not wish to be named said, “It was incredible, I saw them on Halloween night clear as anything, hovering over the Longford estate. They disappeared, but were soon back at around 9pm.

“I can only describe them as balls of orange light, that were there one minute and nowhere to be seen the next.”

Suggestions that once again these supernatural sightings were merely Chinese lanterns have been rubbished by our witness.

“I wouldn’t have bothered taking photos and telling everyone what I saw if I thought they were lanterns.”

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Deeper Secrets: Maya, Watchers, and the 2012 Return

Part of the legitimate concern revolving around the year 2012 stems from the fact that the Maya were unquestionably gifted mathematicians and astronomers. They measured the length of the solar year far more accurately than did the Europeans in their Gregorian calendar, and precisely oriented their sacred buildings and cities with stars and star clusters, particularly Pleiades and the Orion Nebula associated throughout the ancient Middle East with Osiris/Apollo/Nimrod. The pre-Columbian book, Codex Dresdensis (a.k.a. the Dresden Codex) by the Yucatecan Maya is famous for its first-known related illustrations of advanced calculations and astronomical phenomena. But how the pre-telescopic Maya were uniquely aware of such important knowledge is unclear. They themselves—like other archaic cultures did—credited ancient "gods" with bringing the heavenly information to earth.

In 2008, fellow researcher David Flynn may have uncovered important information related to this legend, the size and scope of which simply surpass comprehension. It involves mammoth traces of intelligence carved in stone and covering hundreds of square miles, possibly the strongest evidence ever detected of prehistoric engineering by those who were known and feared throughout the ancient world as gods—the giant offspring of the Watchers.

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Moonshine turns Mayan horse race in Guatemala rowdy

Despite a drinking ban mayhem erupted at a traditional Mayan horse race on Sunday with riders falling off their horses and drunken spectators stumbling through the mountain village.

Hundreds of tourists and locals gathered for the annual spectacle in Todo Santos Cuchumatan on Sunday to cheer the dozens of riders charging back and forth along a 330-foot (100-meter) length of road for up to seven hours.

But the macho test of stamina was marred, as it has been in the past, by the copious amount of homemade spirits the riders consume, sometimes for days before the race.

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Exclusive: Scots metal detector man finds 2000-year-old lost treasure trove worth £1m

A MAN with a metal detector has found ancient treasure worth more than £1million.

The amateur enthusiast discovered four Iron Age gold neckbands in a field. He now stands to net a fortune.

The exact location of the field is being kept a secret to prevent a "gold rush". But the Record can reveal the gold was found in a field near Stirling.

The "torc" necklaces are like those worn by queen Boudicca 2000 years ago. Three are said to be in "perfect condition".

A torc found in England in 2005 sold last year for £350,000.

And experts believe each of the necklaces found in Scotland could be worth the same.

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Red Phone: UFOs in South Valley?

"I was just wondering if anyone had reported sightings of what looked like comets falling or 'space' debris falling through the atmosphere on Oct. 26 from around noon to 3 p.m. over the Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy or Salinas areas? I was driving to my dad's house in San Juan Bautista from San Jose and saw about six different images of what looked like the tails of a comet at different times and areas around highway 101. They were pretty interesting. It was nothing like the condensation trail/streams a jet makes either.

Planes are not supposed to appear to be falling out of the sky if I remember correctly. Besides I also saw planes that day too with their "cloudy" trails and their tail trails last longer in the sky. And you can SEE the plane in front of the white trail, even ones that don't last as long. That day was warm and had clear skies until later in the afternoon.

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I saw UFO beam up a buffalo

STUNNED Derek Bridges has revealed how he shot extraordinary footage which UFO experts say shows aliens beaming a BUFFALO into their spaceship.
Pensioner Derek filmed the eerie scene from his window after spotting pulsating glowing orbs hovering over a neighbouring farm late at night.

The two bright lights hover high over fields, while an animal appears to dangle below before vanishing into them.

A high-pitched screeching noise can be heard before the UFOs finally disappear into the night.

Grandfather Derek, 69, said: "I couldn't believe my eyes. I'm convinced it is the real thing."

He told how he spotted the bizarre lights over a neighbouring farm as he looked out of his window while getting ready for bed at his house near Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

50 Cent believes aliens exist. The 'Candy Shop' rapper is a massive fan of fantasy novels and is certain there are other life forms which are deli

50 Cent believes aliens exist.

The 'Candy Shop' rapper is a massive fan of fantasy novels and is certain there are other life forms which are deliberately kept hidden from the public.

He said: "I read a lot of science fiction because I just want to get away from what's going on at the time, I read fantasy books.

"Like things about different planets and other worlds. It's interesting how often they've made films with aliens in them and it has to come from somewhere.

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$16 Million for Family After Water Drinking Contest Death

The family of a woman from California who died in 2007 after taking part in a water drinking contest organized by her local radio station has been awarded $16 million in damages.
Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old mother of three from Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California was attempting to win a Nintendo Wii video game system for her children in a promotional contest on the radio station KDND-FM (107.9) "The End" that was called "Hold Your Wee for Wii".
Mrs Strange was to eventually die at home of acute water intoxication after drinking what KCRA reports to have been over a dozen bottles of water in the space of just three hours.

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