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The purpose of this blog is the creation of an open, international, independent and free forum, where every UFO-researcher can publish the results of his/her research. The languagues, used for this blog, are Dutch, English and French.You can find the articles of a collegue by selecting his category. Each author stays resposable for the continue of his articles. As blogmaster I have the right to refuse an addition or an article, when it attacks other collegues or UFO-groupes.
Deze blog is opgedragen aan mijn overleden echtgenote Lucienne.
In 2012 verloor ze haar moedige strijd tegen kanker!
In 2011 startte ik deze blog, omdat ik niet mocht stoppen met mijn UFO-onderzoek.
UFO'S - MET HET LAATSTE NIEUWS OVER UFO'S BOVEN BELGIË EN IN ANDERE LANDEN...
UFO's in België en de rest van de wereld In België heb je vooral BUFON of het Belgisch UFO-Netwerk, dat zich met UFO's bezighoudt. BEZOEK DUS ZEKER VOOR ALLE OBJECTIEVE INFORMATIE ww.ufo.be.
Verder heb je ook het Belgisch-Ufo-meldpunt en Caelestia, die prachtig, doch ZEER kritisch werk leveren, ja soms zelfs héél sceptisch...
Voor Nederland kan je de mooie site www.ufowijzer.nl bezoeken van Paul Harmans. Een mooie site met veel informatie en artikels.
MUFON of het Mutual UFO Network Inc is een Amerikaanse UFO-vereniging met afdelingen in alle USA-staten en diverse landen.
MUFON's mission is the analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO- Phenomenon for the benefit of humanity...
Je kan ook hun site bekijken onder www.mufon.com.
Ze geven een maandeliiks tijdschrift uit, namelijk The MUFON UFO-Journal. Since 02/01/2013 is Pieter not only president (=voorzitter) of BUFON, but also National Director MUFON / Flanders and the Netherlands. We work together with the French MUFON Reseau MUFON/EUROP.
'Fleet of UFOs' filmed by a plane passenger in Taiwan creates a flutter online [Video]
'Fleet of UFOs' filmed by a plane passenger in Taiwan creates a flutter online [Video]
The video footage is reportedly shot over Taiwan and it shows eight strange luminous orbs moving below a plane at a slow pace.
A 'fleet of UFOs' flying below a jet has been captured in a video by a passenger in Taiwan. The footage, claimed to have captured a few years back, is creating a buzz on the internet now.
The video, reportedly shot by the passenger over Taiwan and it shows, eight strange luminous orbs moving below a plane at a slow pace. Later, the footage was sent to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), which investigates and maintains a global database of UFO sightings, for further clarification.
"I have witnessed eight to ten UFOs flying. I was on the airplane of Eva Airlines from Vancouver, Canada, to Taipei, Taiwan BR0009," the passenger, whose name has been kept secret, was quoted as saying by Express.
"Thirty minutes before, I saw a bright light flying underneath. The third video I have is 38 seconds. About eight UFOs are flying under the plane. I used slow motion to film the video until they asked me to shut down my camera due to landing policy," the witness added.
Many other people also claimed to have seen the fleet of the strange objects. The footage of the UFOs was shot in October 2014, but it went viral only recently on the newsbreakapp and various UFO and conspiracy theory-related websites shared it.
"Nature and human activities provide a numerous variety of explanations, most of which these investigators (who posted the video) never even thought of," former space shuttle engineer and a UFO sighting debunker James Oberg was quoted as saying by Express.
Some viewers also agreed with Oberg's view on the MUFON YouTube channel.
"Those are reflections. MUFON please filter your sightings so we can keep the real sightings from the ones we can explain," one of the viewers commented.
"Looks like they fly over mountains and these bright spots are reflections of small lakes. I remember this by flying over the Alps in France and Switzerland," another netizen stated.
This is the earliest satellite image of the site we have been able to find
(Photo: Google Maps)
Some building activity appears to be taking place in 2007
(Photo: Google Maps)
The structure has taken shape by 2010, along with its twin
(Photo: Google Maps)
Sand can be seen in the centre of one of the structures, suggesting it is an indentation in the ground
(Photo: Google Maps)
In 2013, the satellite images appear to show two large holes in the ground with central islands
(Photo: Google Maps)
Here’s how the site looked in 2017, which was the most recent satellite image available
(Photo: Google Maps)
Only the most hardcore UFO hunters actually believed the ‘object’ was an alien craft, but there’s every chance it’s been used to test out secret new weapons.
It was first spotted by the YouTube channel SecureTeam10, which said it was found in Area 51 – a world famous base linked to countless numbers of alien conspiracies.
The strange structure is actually located near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, which is used to test weapons and is located about 500 miles from Area 51.
Recent images show that the area is dotted with tanks, boats and even aeroplanes. Boats were also seen right next to the object, further suggesting it’s a body of water rather than a building.
Could the strange structure have been built to test out scary new weapons? Sadly, we’ll probably never know because if the military is involved, then there’s bound to be something top secret going on.
It could also have a rather unglamorous explanation. It’s been suggested the ‘object is a fish farm or even a boring old cesspit.
The object was spotted about 500 miles from Area 51
(Photo: Google Maps)
This photo was taken nearby and appears to show tanks
(Photo: Google Maps)
A close-up of one of the ‘tanks’
(Photo: Google Maps)
One reader got in touch to offer this suggestion: ‘It looks to me to be a lagoon, possibly for water storage. It seems to have started as a larger rectangular shape then changed to two round ones with a pointed side extension.
‘The excavations can clearly be seen and the black area looks like a lining material. The boat shows up in later shots, they needed access for some reason. Could it be a fish farm?’
We also revealed the existence of a creepy ‘death circle’ near the naval base.
Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible to radar.
Now, through the Freedom of Information Act, we present what could be one of the most insightful instances of official documentation surrounding such an encounter that had already been confirmed to have occurred by both the FAA and the USAF. These materials include fascinating audio recordings of radio transmissions and phone calls made as the incident was unfolding, as well as pilot interviews, and conversations between FAA officials made in the aftermath of the highly peculiar incident.
For proper context, make sure to first read our original post linked heredetailing the event, how our report came to be in the first place, as well as the rare confirmations as to its authenticity from both the FAA and the USAF. Below is also a short explainer video that will give you a basic overview of the incident.
Fast forward three months later, and now we have so much more evidence that adds incredible depth and color to our original report and the limited radio recordings we originally had to go off of. Via our Freedom of Information Act Request we received hours of audio, all with unique elements that add to this story. What we have done is packaged that audio, as well as the radar data provided, into four separate videos. We will highlight some of the big takeaways from each video in our piece, but we cannot stress enough how interesting and eye opening this audio is to listen to in full, so we highly recommend you do so by watching each video in its entirety.
The first video includes audio from the initial spotting of the object as it ripped its way across Northern California at high speed, before it took a turn north and merged with nearby air traffic and disappeared from radar. Once again, beyond becoming invisible to radar, this aircraft had no transponder broadcasting nor did it ever communicate verbally with air traffic controllers. The audio in the video goes on to be sync'd in real-time with radar data obtained via our FOIA request.
Oakland Center Sector 31 first detected the target around 4:30pm PST. Below is a chart showing where Oakland Center's high altitude sectors are situated around Northern California. Sector 31 spans roughly from Sacramento up towards Redding, before its northern edge, which is near the border with Oregon, terminates and Seattle Center's airspace begins. To the east, the airspace sits along the California-Nevada border. This makes sense as the craft was eventually tracked by airline pilots as it made its way up over Crater Lake and towards the Willamette Valley.
In the audio the Oakland Center controller notes that it is near his boundary, so it seems the aircraft's first appearance officially occurred near the border of Oakland Center Sector 31 and Seattle Center Sector 13 or 14. The target was moving "very fast at 37,000" feet when it was first detected.
The "intruder" quickly dropped off radar and that's when the visual sightings made by airline crews began. They continued for roughly half an hour and over hundreds of miles. The exchanges between nearby pilots and air traffic control regarding the unidentified aircraft were constant in the audio, with the same description coming back time and again—that of a white aircraft cruising at around 37,000 feet that is too far away to tell the type or if it has markings of any kind on it.
At roughly 27:30 into the video we get our first indication that the F-15s out of PDX are about to scramble, with the air traffic controller noting this while talking to another FAA controller, during which the controller also reiterates that there has still been no radar contact with the aircraft. The controller also repeatedly asks aircrews nearby to check their Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) for the aircraft, which all come back negative.
The F-15s first appear on radar as they climb out of Portland to the south at time index 33:33 as "Rock" flight—a common callsign used for the alert F-15s stationed at PDX. Alaska 439 asks for an update on the unidentified aircraft and the controller notes they still have nothing on him, saying colloquially thatit must be in a kind of "stealth mode or something." It's also interesting that the F-15s first went south when it seems as if the object would have been north of PDX by the time they finally launched.
This second video is just the radar data in its raw form. It starts before the sync'd recording begins above so we thought we would post it in full so our readers can take a closer look if they want.
Next we move into some very interesting recordings of FAA phone calls that occurred as all of this was taking place. We edited out dead space in the audio between phone calls and bleeped the names of those who named themselves. Aside from that, the audio is unedited by us, although we cannot be certain if parts were redacted by the FAA or not. There were a few strange areas where conversations went mute and it's not clear if this was edited or just an anomaly. The primary person talking in most of these calls is the Operations Manager In Charge for Seattle Center at the time that the incident took place.
The first call is to Oakland Center, and it occurs early on after the initial radar detection and as pilots began spotting the craft visually. He also mentions that "air defense" is looking for the target now too (on radar), so it shows how early the military was involved in the encounter.
You will notice that the term "DEN" is referred to repeatedly in these recordings. That is the Domestic Events Network, a sort of hotline system that is used to bridge the FAA with federal authorities, namely the military, during a number of circumstances which you can read about here. You will also hear the term "WADS" and the nickname/callsign "Bigfoot." This refers to the Western Air Defense sector of NORAD that monitors the airspace over a huge swath of territory in the United States and Canada. Based out of McChord AFB in Washington, WADS scrambles the fighters when needed and works to direct them to their targets of interest during domestic air sovereignty missions, among other responsibilities.
When the Manager In Charge is asked if he was asking for military assistance by another FAA controller, the tape goes blank. The same inquiry is heard moments later, and it goes silent again before another call begins. Although it really doesn't have much impact on the greater mystery, who asked for the F-15s to scramble and when, comes up in the next video in an exchange between the same manager and an FAA official.
In the final set of calls in the video we hear controllers talking about how the Air Force wants to set up an air patrol over Battle Ground, Washington, which is a dozen miles directly north of PDX. We know the F-15s headed south initially, so it isn't clear if this call came after they initially headed in that direction or before they were even airborne and the plan changed later on for some reason. Once again "Rock" refers to the callsign of the alert fighters.
Finally, we get to our last and most interesting of our evidence videos. It contains the calls made after the incident occurred. Seattle Center's Manager In Charge of Operations tries to figure out what happened exactly. In doing so he talks once again with Seattle Center and the trio of airline pilots that spotted the craft visually and has some very interesting conversations with the FAA's Air Traffic Organization Security office and the agency's Safety and Quality Assurance Group.
First we hear about the big question as to who "requested" the scramble, as according to the call, it has to come from FAA headquarters. The manager floats the idea, in retrospect, of having the airliners keep a visual on the craft instead of allowing them to descending into PDX, at least until the F-15s show up, but the FAA official swats that down as they didn't know what the aircraft was, "if they are equipped with anything" or its intentions. She reiterates that getting the military involved was a good idea but that it should have come from FAA headquarters over the DEN. The manager reminds her again that he doesn't know who requested military assistance and that Oakland Center told him to call WADS initially.
Next we hear from Oakland Center again, at first discussing who ordered the scramble, but then the conversation goes into talking about what actually happened. Both agree that there was "definitely something out there" with the Oakland Center controller saying the aircraft first appeared going southbound at high speed before executing an abrupt maneuver and then "took off northbound." Even figuring out how to report the encounter seems totally foreign to both higher ranking controllers, with one stating "I have a feeling someone is going to go through this with a fine-tooth comb."
Then we get into the pilot interviews over the phone, with the manager's intention being for each crew to write up a report detailing
their individual perspective of the incident. During the call with United 612 there are some odd dropped moments, but the pilot describes the encounter, stating that he was too far away to make out the type. The next call, with Alaska Airlines 525, also doesn't reveal much as the crew says they never were able to see it, but the crew of Skywest 3478 did, although he didn't have much to add.
The call with the pilot of Southwest 4712 was by far the most interesting. He immediately notes how strange the encounter was and how he has never seen an incident like it in nearly 30 years of flying jets. The pilot noted, "if it was like a Lear (private jet) type airframe I probably would not have seen it this clear. This was a white airplane and it was big. And it was moving at a clip too, because we were keeping pace with it, it was probably moving faster than we were... It was a larger aircraft yeah." He also said they watched the object from Northern California all the way to their descent into Portland.
A 737 about to land on runway 28L at Portland International.
The manager's final call, was with the FAA's Quality Assurance Group, who is taken by surprise by the details surrounding the event, and especially with the fact that nobody still knew what the aircraft was or where it ended up. "Wow that's weird" is the operative quote by the FAA official, which is insightful to say the least as these people deal with unique incidents that occur in American airspace on a daily basis. The manager agreed with the sentiment and noted that it wasn't some small aircraft and it was moving fast, outpacing a 737 cruising nearby. The official also says that the incident should be classified as "potentially significant" on reporting documents. She even said that this was "a weird enough thing that there is not a set procedure... It's not often we hear about an unknown guy up at that altitude."
Collectively these materials give us incredible insight not only into this incident, but also into how such an event is actually handled in real-time by those who are responsible for the safety of those in the air and those on ground below. What they don't offer is any sort of an explanation for what happened on that fall evening. But really, the fact that all those involved, from air traffic controllers, to Air Force radar operators, to airline pilots, and even special FAA officials tasked with responding to all types of out of the ordinary incidents that occur in the sky on a daily basis seem just as puzzled with this event as we are makes the story all that much more intriguing.
Above all else, this new evidence underscores just how rare these events actually are, especially ones that include multiple sightings, the use of multiple sensors, the involvement of various agencies including the military, and some of the most capable air-to-air fighters in the world. And after recent reports unmasking how the Pentagon remains highly interested in encounters just like this one, it holds even more weight than it did three months ago.
We will continue to investigate this bizarre incident and we will keep you updated as to what else we discover.
Flying Triangles in 1965 ( PART I = ENGLISH >> PART II = SPANISH )
Flying Triangles in 1965 ( ENGLISH )
By Nick Redfern
As many students of Ufology will be aware, the last couple of decades or so have seen a rise in reports of one particular type of UFO. It has become known as the Flying Triangle. The FTs are triangular in shape and very often black in color, hence the name, of course! They often emit a low humming noise, and have a trio of lights on their underside. They usually have rounded corners too, rather than sharply angled edges. And, in some ways, they are not unlike the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (otherwise known as the Stealth Bomber) in design. This has, quite naturally, given rise to the possibility that the FTs are next-generation Stealth planes, rather than true UFOs. It’s not an unreasonable assumption. But there’s a problem with that scenario: the FTs are actually not new, or even recent, at all.
While digging through a whole host of formerly classified files on UFOs at the National Archives at Kew, England in 1996, I came across a one-page report dated 28 March 1965 that, I confess, I almost overlooked. On closer inspection, however, I realized that it was potentially one of the most important UFO-related documents that I had ever come across. According to the MoD paperwork, on the night in question a witness saw at approximately 9.30 p.m. over moor-land near Richmond, North Yorkshire, England: “Nine or ten objects – in close triangular formation each about 100ft long – orange illumination below – each triangular in shape with rounded corners, making low humming noise.”
Interestingly, as noted in the first paragraph of this article, the “rounded corners” and “low humming noise” are precisely what many witnesses to Flying Triangle-style UFO encounters are reporting today – in a world-wide capacity, no less.
Recognizing the significance of this, I made a photocopy of the document and set about locating the witness, who is named in the files, I should stress. This did not prove to be a difficult task. I introduced myself and explained that I had located at the National Archives a copy of the original report that dealt with his sighting all those years ago. It is fair to say that the man was shocked, to say the least, to find that details of his long-gone encounter had been kept on file by the MoD for more than thirty years.
“Yes, I did send in a report all those years ago, but I didn’t think they would have kept it all this time,” he told me, with astonishment in his voice. As he explained, on 28 March 1965 at approximately 9.30 p.m., he had been driving through the North Yorkshire moors. On approaching the village of Skeeby, near Richmond, however, the engine of his car began to splutter and die.
“It was a 1951 Ford,” he states, adding with some humor, “and it was a good car but a bit unpredictable at times. I didn’t want to break down on the moor because it was icy cold and the nights were still dark. I got out of the car to have a look at the engine and that’s when I saw this light.”
He continued: “At first, because it was so dark, I wondered if it might be a weather balloon. But then I had a good look at it over the hedge and realized how big it was and how low down it was. It was about one hundred feet from end-to-end, about one hundred feet above the moors and shaped like a huge triangle and white, milky-white in colour.
“It kept coming towards me and then stopped about two hundred yards from me over the moors. It hovered for a while – nothing came out of it, but there was a light below it that just pulsated like a light bulb. There could have been quite a few lights on it but from a distance the light just looked like a glow. Then without a warning, it just took off at a speed that isn’t recognised. Good gracious, I thought, it must be a UFO!
“As it shot up, not vertically but at an angle, it joined a group of others that were identical and that were in a triangular or V-formation. The others were very, very high; a whole fleet of them. They all then headed south, I think, at a tremendous speed and disappeared over the horizon. I saw the main one for no more than a couple of minutes,” he recalls, “but after they had gone I was still stood by the moor watching this fleet disappear. I waited in case something else exciting happened, but of course it didn’t.”
Curiously, shortly after the encounter, and after having reported the incident to the Ministry of Defence at Whitehall, the witness began to notice “awful red marks on my skin which were like a stretch mark, but they were like a deep salmon red and they kept coming and going. But I didn’t have them before.”
The most bizarre angle of the entire episode was still to come, however, as the man now graphically illustrates: “For about eighteen months after the sighting, I would get strange telephone calls from people. These would be every two or three months. They just phoned out of the blue but didn’t introduce themselves. They just said they were from some bureau or other. They didn’t mention the name of the bureau but kept mentioning ‘sightings’ and asked whether I had seen anything else strange. Had any men come to interview me?”
The witness was never visited by anyone with regard to his Flying Triangle encounter, nor did the MoD ever offer an explanation as to what it was that he saw on that fateful night in March 1965. He was, however, unnerved by those mysterious telephone calls – primarily because aside from informing the MoD of what had occurred, he made no other report (either official or unofficial) with anyone and kept the details to himself: “The only report I ever made was the one I sent to the MoD. It was so exciting that I had to tell someone.”
This important testimony raises a number of vital questions. Why was someone so determined to find out if the witness had received any strange visits with regard to his encounter? Why the interest in knowing if he had had any other unusual encounters of a UFO nature? And most important of all: who was his mysterious caller?
Finally, if as some researchers contend, the Flying Triangles are a relatively modern day creation of the military, how is that an entire squadron of them – right down to the triangular shape, the underside-illumination, and the low humming sound – could have been seen flying over England almost 50 years ago?.
Triángulos Voladores en 1965 ( SPANISH )
Como muchos estudiantes de la ufología saben, en el último par de décadas , se ha visto un aumento en los informes de un tipo particular de Ovni que llegó a ser conocido como el Triángulo negro volador . El FTS es de forma triangular y muy a menudo de color negro, de ahí el nombre, ¡ por supuesto! . Emiten un grave / bajo ruido / zumbido y tienen un trío de luces en su parte inferior. Por lo general, tienen esquinas redondeadas también, en lugar de bordes muy angulados. Y, de alguna manera, no son diferentes de la Grumman B-2 Spirit Northrop en el diseño. Esto, como es natural, ha dado lugar a la posibilidad de que los FTS sean aviones de sigilo de última generación, más que verdaderos ovnis. Es una suposición razonable.Pero hay un problema con ese escenario: los FTS en realidad no son nuevos o de aparición reciente, en absoluto.
Revisando toda una serie de archivos anteriormente clasificados sobre OVNIs en los Archivos Nacionales de Kew , Inglaterra, en 1996, me encontré con un informe de una página del 28 de marzo 1965 que, lo confieso, casi he pasado por alto. En una inspección más cercana, sin embargo, me di cuenta de que era potencialmente uno de los documentos más importantes relacionados de ovnis que jamás había encontrado. De acuerdo con los documentos del Ministerio de Defensa, en la noche en cuestión , un testigo vio aproximadamente a las 21:30 hs , cerca de Richmond, North Yorkshire, Inglaterra, lo siguiente: "Nueve o diez objetos - en estrecha formación triangular, cada uno de aproximadamente 100 pies de largo - con iluminación naranja abajo - siendo todos ellos de forma triangular con esquinas redondeadas y que hacía un leve zumbido ".
Curiosamente, como se ha señalado en el primer párrafo de este artículo: las "esquinas redondeadas" y " el zumbido" ... es precisamente lo que muchos testigos de encuentros OVNI con éste tipo Triángulo están informando hoy en día , nada menos.
Reconociendo la importancia de esto, hice una fotocopia del documento y me dispuse a localizar al testigo, que lleva el nombre de los archivos... he de destacar que no resultó sencillo . Me presenté y le expliqué que había localizado en el Archivo Nacional una copia del informe original que se ocupa de su avistamiento de hace tantos años. Es justo decir que el hombre se sorprendió, por decir lo menos, al saber que los detalles de su encuentro, se habían mantenido en los archivos del Ministerio de Defensa por más de treinta años.
"Sí, yo envié en un informe hace tantos años... Pero no imaginé que lo hubieran mantenido todo este tiempo ", me dijo, con asombro en su voz. Según explicó, el 28 de marzo de 1965, aproximadamente a las 21:30hs, había estado conduciendo a través de North Yorkshire Moors. Al acercarme a Skeeby , cerca de Richmond, el motor de su coche comenzó a fallar. "Era un Ford 1951 ", afirmó y añadió con humor "... Era un buen coche, pero un poco impredecible a veces. Salí del coche para echar un vistazo a el motor y ahí fue cuando vi esta luz".
Y continuó: "Al principio,como estaba muy oscuro, me preguntaba si podría ser un globo meteorológico. Pero luego de un buen vistazo por encima del seto me di cuenta de lo grande que era y de que volaba muy bajo. Era de unos cien metros de extremo a extremo, a unos cien metros por encima de los páramos y con forma de un gran triángulo de color blanco lechoso .
"Siguió avanzando hacia mí y se detuvo a unos doscientos metros de mí a través de los páramos. Voló por un tiempo,no salió nada de él, pero había una luz debajo que sólo palpitaba como una bombilla. Podría haber habido un buen número de luces encendidas, pero desde la distancia la luz sólo se veía como un resplandor. Entonces, sin una advertencia despegó a una velocidad que no se reconoce. ¡Dios mío, pensé, debe ser un OVNI!...
"A medida que se disparó, pero no verticalmente en un ángulo, se unió a un grupo que eran idénticos y que estaban en una formación de V o triangular. Los otros estaban muy, muy alto, toda una flota de ellos. Todos ellos se dirigieron hacia el sur, creo, a una velocidad tremenda y desaparecieron por el horizonte. Vi a la principal por no más de un par de minutos ", recuerda," luego , después todavía estaba de pie junto al páramo y vi desaparecer esta flota. Esperé en caso de que algo más emocionante pasara, pero por supuesto que nada más sucedió ".
Curiosamente, poco después del encuentro, y después de haber informado de los hechos al Ministerio de Defensa en Whitehall, la testigo comenzó a notar "marcas rojas horribles en mi piel, que eran como una estría, pero eran como un salmón rojo profundo que yo no tenía antes ".
El ángulo más extraño de todo el episodio estaba por llegar, sin embargo, como el hombre ahora ilustra gráficamente: "Desde hace unos dieciocho meses después de la observación, recibí llamadas telefónicas extrañas cada dos o tres meses. Ellos sólo dijeron que eran de alguna oficina u otro. No mencionaron el nombre de la oficina y preguntaron si no había visto nada extraño. "
El testigo nunca recibió la visita de cualquier persona con respecto a su encuentro con el Triángulo volador , ni el Ministerio de Defensa ofreció una explicación de qué fue lo que vio en esa fatídica noche de marzo de 1965. Estaba, sin embargo, nervioso por las llamadas telefónicas misteriosas , principalmente porque aparte de informar al Ministerio de Defensa de lo que había ocurrido, no hizo ningún otro informe (ya sea oficial o no oficial) con nadie y guardó los detalles para sí mismo: "El único informe que he hecho fue el que se envió al Ministerio de Defensa. Fue tan emocionante que se lo tuve que decir a alguien ".
Este importante testimonio suscita una serie de cuestiones vitales. ¿Por qué alguien estaba tan decidido a averiguar si el testigo había recibido visitas de extraños con respecto a su encuentro? ¿Por qué el interés en saber si había tenido otros encuentros inusuales de carácter OVNI?... Y lo más importante de todo: ¿quién era la misteriosa persona que llamaba?.
Por último, si como algunos investigadores sostienen, los Triángulos Voladores son una creación relativamente moderna de las fuerzas armadas, ¿Cómo es que un escuadrón entero de ellos, de forma triangular, con la parte inferior iluminada y el sonido de grave zumbido,pudo haberse visto volar sobre Inglaterra hace casi 50 años?...
Antarctica Reveals Ancient Secrets As Researchers Explore 120,000-year-old Hidden Underwater World
Antarctica Reveals Ancient Secrets As Researchers Explore 120,000-year-old Hidden Underwater World
A mysterious ancient seabed that has remained in total isolation for more than 120,000 years is set to be explored by researchers.
A team of scientists is heading towards Antarctica in order to explore a region that has remained covered in ice for more than 120,000 years. This rare opportunity came after an iceberg known as A68—four times the size of London—broke from the Larsen Ice Shelf in 2017, exposing an alien world that has never before been explored by scientists.
This is a never-before-seen rare opportunity that will allow experts to study an alien ecosystem that is about 6,000 square kilometers in size.
When the massive block of ice moved, it revealed a region that had not seen the light of day for a long time, and now experts will delve into its mysteries and begin searching for any life that may have remained trapped there.
It’s a rare opportunity to explore a hidden, alien ecosystem.
Image Credit: BAS
Speaking about this rare opportunity, BAS marine biologist Katrin Linse said to the Independent: “We don’t know anything about it, it has been covered by an ice shelf that is several hundred meters thick.”
“It’s important we get there quickly before the undersea environment changes as sunlight enters the water and new species begin to colonize.”
During the exploration which is planned to last for three weeks, seabed animals, microbes, plankton, sediments and water samples will be collected, in addition to documenting the evidence of new marine mammals or birds that may have migrated to the exposed waters.
While their plane is spot on, researchers acknowledge that they really do not know what to expect when they get there.
“We need to be bold on this one,” says BAS science director David Vaughan.
Antarctica as seen from Space.
Image Credit: NASA.
“Larsen C is a long way south and there’s lots of sea ice in the area, but this is important science, so we will try our best to get the team where they need to be.”
This trip represents a unique and unprecedented opportunity for scientists to look into an isolated region on Earth that has never before been explored.
“We’re going into an area where we don’t know what we’re going to find, and this is an exciting thing,” Linse told BBC News Radio.
“I expect to find animals similar to animals we find in the extreme deep sea, so animals that are not used to feeding on green food, because there was no phytoplankton in the water above… We don’t know until we’ve seen it.”
All of the researchers taking part in the new survey are aware of the importance of their mission since observational windows like this one sometimes take more than 100,000 years to open.
“I cannot imagine a more dramatic shift in environmental conditions in any ecosystem on Earth,” said in an interview with Nature, marine ecologist Julian Gutt from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany – one of the participating institutions on this voyage.
As noted by the Independent, besides studying any life that may be inhabiting the region, climate scientists will try and establish whether or not the breaking apart of the Larsen Ice Shelf was induced by climate change.
Discovering the Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial Control System
Discovering the Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial Control System
Australian contactee George Kavassilas is interviewed about his lifelong experiences with different extraterrestrial civilizations and shadow government operatives. In this first installment of a two part Exonews TV interview conducted in Australia’s Gold Coast, George explains how his contacts began, how these evolved over the years involving several different groups, and the torture he received at the hands of shadow government authorities attempting to suppress his experiences and silence him. Finally, he describes a global control system comprising the planet Saturn, the Moon and extraterrestrials that has resulted in a Matrix-like illusory reality that manipulates humanity. He asserts that discovery of the Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial control system is the first step to human freedom.
Part 1 — Discovering the Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial Control System (S06E01)
In part two of this Exonews TV interview conducted in Australia’s Gold Coast, George Kavassilas explains the key components of a Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial control matrix used to limit human potential and growth. In particular, he identifies the roles of the chakra system and the pineal gland in creating false synthetic light experiences that entrap many individuals. He asserts the creation of synthetic light experiences is the favored manipulation technique used by unscrupulous extraterrestrials and higher dimensionals. He outlines his Heart -Centric/Core-Self method of how to overcome the global control system that creates a Matrix-like illusory reality that continues to manipulate most of humanity. He insists that overcoming the Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial control system is the necessary step we all have to take in attaining human freedom and achieving our highest potential as universal beings having a physical experience.
Part 2 — Overcoming the Saturn Moon Extraterrestrial Control System (S06E02)
Researchers found surprisingly large quantities of mercury in the permafrost of the northern hemisphere. As temperatures rise and ice continues to melt, the mercury can be released, with significant consequences for both wildlife and mankind.
Maps of mercury concentrations (micrograms of mercury per square meter) in Northern hemisphere permafrost zones for four soil layers: 0-30 centimeters, 0-100 centimeters, 0-300 centimeters, and permafrost. The permafrost map represents the mercury bound to frozen organic matter below the Active Layer Depth (ALD) and above 300 cm depth.
Credit: Schuster et al./GRL/AGU.
The tentacles of climate change are long and far-reaching. As temperatures rise, it brings along a number of unforeseen changes. Rising temperatures are threatening the oceans, causing more hurricanes, and even causing a coffee crisis. Now, we can add mercury to that long list of problems.
A new study reports that permafrost soils contain more mercury than the rest of the planet’s soils, atmosphere, and oceans combined.
In the new study, geologists assessed the concentrations in permafrost cores from Alaska. They found that permafrost soils contain two times more mercury than soils elsewhere in the world — an unexpected discovery with important consequences.
“This discovery is a game-changer,” said Paul Schuster, a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Boulder, Colorado and lead author of the new study. “We’ve quantified a pool of mercury that had not been done previously, and the results have profound implications for better understanding the global mercury cycle.”
This wouldn’t normally be a very high concern, but the problem is that temperatures are now rising.
Permafrost in Alaska is thawing, and a new study finds northern permafrost soils are the largest reservoir of mercury on the planet, storing nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined. Credit: John A. Kelley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation, CC BY 2.0.
Mercury tends to bind with organic material in the soil and gets stuck with that soil. As it gets buried by sediment, it becomes frozen into permafrost, where it can remain for thousands of years. But if temperatures rise, all that can change. When temperatures rise and the permafrost melts, mercury isn’t fixed in place anymore. Instead of being frozen in the permafrost, it can also be transported by waters or microorganisms, or it can slowly seep on its own.
“There would be no environmental problem if everything remained frozen, but we know the Earth is getting warmer,” Schuster said. “Although measurement of the rate of permafrost thaw was not part of this study, the thawing permafrost provides a potential for mercury to be released—that’s just physics.”
Locally, the effects could be dramatic. From microorganisms, things can slowly move up the food chain, and like most toxins, they tend to gather higher up the food chain — and potentially end up on our plates.
The release of mercury could also have far-reaching global consequences. If released into the atmosphere, it could travel quickly at the mercy of air currents, possibly ending up as far as thousands of kilometers away.
But we don’t really know how much and how far the mercury can travel. Scientists are also unsure how much of the stored mercury would affect ecosystems if the permafrost were to thaw.
Schuster hopes to analyze that those issues in further studies, understanding how the mercury can affect humans and natural environments.
“24 percent of all the soil above the equator is permafrost, and it has this huge pool of locked-up mercury,” he said. “What happens if the permafrost thaws? How far will the mercury travel up the food chain? These are big-picture questions that we need to answer.”
Journal Reference: Paul F. Schuster et al. Permafrost Stores a Globally Significant Amount of Mercury. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075571.
Last year, one of the largest icebergs in history broke off broke off from the Larsen C ice. The massive 2,200-square-mile iceberg called A-68 has exposed an ecosystem that has been hidden beneath the ice for thousands of years. Now, a diverse team made up of scientists from nine research institutes around the world is urgently traveling to the area where the iceberg calved to probe the seabed before it’s too late.
A daring expedition and lifeforms removed from time
The researchers are supposed to leave from the Falkland Islands to the calving site on 21 February, where they will spend three weeks until March 2018 on board the research ship RRS James Clark Ross.
The A-68 iceberg is one of the largest ever observed on Earth. It’s about as big as the state of Delaware and holds four times more ice than what gets melted from Greenland’s ice sheet in a year. Scientists had been preparing for A-68’s split from Larsen C for months before the calving, ever since they witnessed a crack in the ice shelf extending over 100 miles in length.
Ice shelves encircle the Antarctic continent, extending thick floating ice from the land glaciers. Due to warming temperatures, Antarctica’s ice shelves are starting to thin or collapse. An iceberg such as A-68 won’t raise sea levels because the detached ice was already afloat in the ocean. That’s very good news since A-68 holds enough mass to raise global sea levels by 3 millimeters had the ice been added anew to the ocean. However, events such as these can destabilize the ice shelf.
If an Antarctic ice shelf such as Larsen C collapses, it can free the ice it’s currently holding back on the Antarctic Peninsula. It’s this terrestrial ice flowing out that can raise sea levels, and by no negligible amount. On the upside, icebergs such as A-68 can make room for human explorers who can now witness what ecosystems which have been isolated for thousands of years look like. Perhaps, they will find totally new, strange life forms that have adapted to total darkness, completely isolated from other ecosystems.
The team of daring researchers led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will collect seafloor animals, microbes, plankton, and water samples from the now-exposed seafloor. They will record video footage and document whatever marine mammals and birds might have moved in the area.
The expedition is somewhat fortunate — it’s the first to benefit from an international agreement signed in 2016 by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Under this agreement, exposed marine areas following the collapse or retreat of ice shelves in Antarctica, such as the one targeted by BAS, are designated Special Areas for Scientific Study.
“The calving of A-68 offers a new and unprecedented opportunity to establish an interdisciplinary scientific research programme in this climate-sensitive region. Now is the time to address fundamental questions about the sustainability of polar continental shelves under climate change,” said Professor David Vaughan, Science Director at BAS.
Vaughan and colleagues are in a hurry to get to the calving site and get to work as quickly as possible. They’re concerned that sunlight will alter the ecosystem too much, at least at the surface layer.
Large icebergs have broken off Antarctic ice shelves before, such as those that separated from the Larsen A and B ice shelves in 1995 and 2002, respectively. However, it took five to 12 years for expeditions to make it to those areas. When they got there, they reported sparse signs of life.
This time around, researchers hope to be there quick enough to possibly surprise some of the supposed alien-like life lurking in the depths.
“We need to be bold on this one. Larsen C is a long way south and there’s lots of sea ice in the area, but this is important science, so we will try our best to get the team where they need to be,” Vaughan said.
Seriously though: what is causing all of these unexplained booms all across North America? From coast to coast, the sounds of thunderous explosions in the sky have rattled windows and shaken homes without any definitive official explanation. Is something strange going on overhead? Then again, when is something strange ever not going on overhead?
Case in point.
The first of this week’s unexplained booms happened on February 6th in Midwest City just outside of Oklahoma City. Residents described what sounded like dynamite going off as their homes shook violently. One Midwest City woman, Donna Hood, described the ensuing vibration to local news as earthquake-like:
We thought we’d had an earthquake and we waited and looked on the news and everywhere else and nobody posted anything. So, we had no idea what it was.
Local meteorologists, meanwhile, say there’s nothing to worry about, just a case of the ol’ cryoseism, or frost quake. These rare seismic events occur when groundwater tables freeze rapidly and expand against one another underground, cracking under immense pressure.
Cryoseisms can sometimes be powerful enough to crack the earth.
Two days later, police in Wheat Ridge, Colorado received numerous calls after homeowners heard a loud boom in the night. Residents of the Denver suburb told police they in fact regularly feel and hear what sounds like an unexplained explosion at 3:00 a.m., mostly on weekends. According to CBS4 Denver, Wheat Ridge residents are left frightened and mystified by the lack of answers. Some believe the noise could be caused by something industrial like a malfunctioning electrical transformer, while others worry the noise is “something not so easily explained.”
Local news eats this stuff up. As do I, of course.
Wheat Ridge Police department spokesperson Sara Spaulding says police are likewise baffled:
We’ve had descriptions that are everything from a transformer blew, to a sonic boom that you might hear with an airplane passing overhead or a jet passing overhead, fireworks sometimes, those loud booms without the crackly noises associated. The challenge for us is that there isn’t any evidence of what this could be.
Are the Wheat Ridge or Oklahoma City booms related to the other booms heard and felt around the country? What is behind this phenomenon? I’m going with secret military activity. The world sure seems to be getting weird and dangerous again.
Scientists Find Sea Level Could Increase More Than Double By 2100
Scientists Find Sea Level Could Increase More Than Double By 2100
A study published on Monday noted that the rise in sea level is accelerating and could reach 66 centimeters by the end of the century, enough to cause significant problems in coastal cities and put millions of lives at risk.
The annual rate of increase in sea level, which is three millimeters, could reach 10 millimeters per year by 2100, according to a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
According to the study, based on 25 years of satellite data, the findings are “more or less consistent with the projections of the fifth evaluation report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)”.
The author of the analysis, Steve Nerem, said the acceleration, driven mainly by the accelerated melting of Greenland and Antarctica, “has the potential to double the rise in sea level by 2100, compared to projections that calculate a constant rate: more than 60 centimeters instead of 30.“
The professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado said that “it is almost certainly a conservative estimate.”
Climate change causes sea level rise in two ways. First, the higher concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increase the temperature of the water, so the warm water expands.
“This thermal expansion in the oceans has already contributed to half of the seven centimeters average increase in sea level in the last quarter of the century,” explained the researcher.
In addition, the oceans rise with the increasing flow of water because of ice that melts rapidly at the poles.
“This article highlights the important role that satellite records can play in the validation of climate model projections,” added co-author John Fasullo, a climate researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the United States.
The scientists who were part of the study also come from the University of South Florida, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Old Dominion University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Melting, Melting and more melting
If sea levels rising isn’t a danger, researchers have recently also highlighted another worrisome fact.
Scientists warn that climate change could accelerate the release of toxic Mercury.
As melting permafrost releases mercury, eventually some of it will make it into the food chain—and into animals such as the Alaskan caribou. As noted by National Geographic, “in some forms, mercury is a powerful neurotoxin, and in children it can harm brain development, affecting cognition, memory, language and even motor and visual skills. Even in adults, excessive amounts can hamper vision, speech and muscle movements, compromise the reproductive and immune systems, and cause cardiovascular problems.”
If global warming ends up melting the permafrost—the permanently frozen surface layer of the northern hemisphere—it could trigger a global ecological catastrophe, since this area contains more than 15 million gallons (58 million liters) of mercury buried according to a group of researchers.
In the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives is a formerly SECRET memo, dated February 17th, 1967, from the Chief of the CIA’s Technical Intelligence Division entitled “Photo Analysis of UFO Photography.”
That memo served as a response to a request by the Deputy Director of The National Photographic Interpretation Center to analyze photographic evidence of what was purported to be an unidentified flying object, provided by the Aerial Phenomenon Office of the Foreign Technology Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Of the nine photographs referenced in the memo, only three remain in the declassified document: two low-resolution, photocopied scans …
and an artist’s interpretation of the UFO. A fourth photo of a helicopter is referenced but not included.
The first two photos were taken by Major Raymond Nyls of the U.S. Air Force as part of an initial investigation of the UFO “exposure station.” Nyls visited the site on the shore of Lake St. Clair, Michigan in an attempt to duplicate the exact position of the camera in the original photographs. The investigation provided measurements of the area and the surrounding objects in the hopes of providing an accurate scale to estimate the size of the UFO.
Due to an overall lack of data, the analysis was heavily based on the measurements Nyls made during his visit to the exposure site. The accuracy of the report was dependent on the accuracy of his measurements. Investigators operated under a number of assumptions, the first being that the UFO was 0.25 miles away from the camera. Among the other assumptions were that Nyl’s measurements were accurate, the photographs were in full format, the UFO was circular, and that adjustments to the camera’s focal length were unimportant to the analysis.
The memo contains multiple references to the shaky foundation of the data, admitting that their entire investigation of the photographs was built on estimates and faith in Nyls’ accuracy. Due to the lack of solid quantitative data, the results were inconclusive.
Nyls was no stranger to photographic UFO investigations. In fact, according to The Detroit News, a month after the investigation at Lake St. Clair, Nyls recreated a photograph of a UFO taken by brothers Grant and Dan Jaroslaw of Harrison Township, MI using a block of wood hanging from a swingset. A lie detector failed to support the brothers’ story.
Read the report below, and check out more of the CIA’s photographic “evidence” of UFOs here.
On February 11, the anonymous whistleblower “QAnon” posted information that corroborates claims that a false flag ballistic missile attack was launched against Hawaii on January 13, and that a submarine linked to the CIA is currently being hunted by the U.S. and other regional military forces.
QAnon has quickly grown in popularity since first appearing in late October, 2017 discussing the “coming storm” of revelations, document dumps, trials, events, etc., linked to Trump White House pledges to “Drain the Swamp”.
Today QAnon has an estimated audience of millions who closely follow his/her posts. Major media sources such as Newsweek have published highly critical stories attempt to dismiss QAnon as just the latest incarnation of unsubstantiated right wing conspiracy theories.
QAnon’s cryptic style of communication involves questions, links, photos, acronyms and codes, which are used as breadcrumbs for the reader to learn about highly classified efforts underway by White Hats in the government/military opposed to Deep State corruption and human rights abuses in the U.S. and around the world.
The most telling official document that substantiates QAnon’s claims to date is an extraordinary Executive Order passed by President Trump on December 21, 2017 declaring a national emergency and freezing the financial assets of anyone involved in human rights abuses and corruption anywhere around the world.
That’s where the ballistic missile alert on the morning of January 13 in Hawaii becomes relevant. As discussed in three previous articles (see here, here and here), there have been a number of whistleblowers, witnesses and analysts who have all said the missile alert was genuine, and not a false alarm at all, as public officials contend.
QAnon followed the Hawaii missile alert the next day warning about an upcoming week of false flag attacks by the Deep State. This implied that the Hawaii incident was part of a series of false flag attacks, and not a false alarm.
Since January 14, however, QAnon has not said much to cast light on the Hawaii ballistic missile alert. That is until February 11 when QAnon provided a long post referring to a recent false flag missile attack intended to start a war. The relevant post appears below and the section of comments relevant to the Hawaii missile alert is highlighted in red.
It is worth examining QAnon’s questions in light of what has been previously learned about the Hawaii missile alert and Trump’s December 21 Executive Order. QAnon wrote:
Ask yourself, who is trying to start a war?
The most obvious answer is those targeted by Trump’s Executive Order. Individuals and groups responsible for human rights abuses and corruption in the U.S. and globally, have the most to lose if their financial assets are frozen.
QAnon then wrote:
Ask yourself, if a missile was launched by rogue actors, what would be the purpose?
The purpose would be to create a false flag attack where blame would be pinned on a credible state actor capable of launching a ballistic missile that could hit Hawaii: North Korea. The “rogue actors” really responsible for the attack, would thereby have created a scenario where the U.S. military would have been forced to respond.
QAnon next pointedly asks:
Ask yourself, what would/should immediately start a WAR?
We know from World War II history that the December 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, home of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, was the catalyst for America entering the war. The next day, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted to declare war on the Empire of Japan.
QAnon is here telling us that a successful nuclear missile attack on Pearl Harbor would have triggered a similar War Declaration by the U.S. Congress against the alleged perpetrator. North Korea.
Were the “rogue actors” behind the attack, also hoping that an unsuccessful nuclear missile attack, in the event the missile was shot down, would also trigger war?
This possibility arises from what an anonymous Hickham Air Force Base fusion analyst says he overheard after the missile was shot down. In a post to a website protecting the anonymity of posters, s/he said:
Most significant here is what the analyst says he overheard a Federal Investigator and a Hawaii state official say about Trump’s refusal to order a retaliation “that this “Demonstrated weakness in the Trump admin and a refusal to protect the people”.
QAnon’s next question is very important for identifying who was behind the missile Hawaii attack:
Ask yourself “would the PUBLIC understand the following statement: Rogue actors (Clowns/US former heads of State) initiated a missile launch in order to ‘force’ the US into a WAR/conflict against X?”
QAnon has previously referred to the CIA as “Clowns in Action”, and has described former Presidents Bush (Snr), Clinton and Obama as Deep State/CIA assets. In short, “Clowns” is QAnon’s codeword for the CIA.
In a previous article, I provided documentary evidence supporting insider claims that the CIA’s clandestine services division created a shadowy Navy with its own aircraft, ballistic missile carrying submarines, and even an aircraft carrier battle group that all together comprises a “Dark Fleet”.
This is where QAnon’s cryptic references in other February 11 posts to “Red October” become pertinent.
QAnon is quite clear that s/he is referring to the famed 1990 movie, “The Hunt for Red October”. The plot of the movie described how the major powers were all hunting for a rogue Soviet submarine equipped with ballistic nuclear weapons whose captain and officers wished to defect with their new stealth technology.
QAnon’s repeated references to Red October is telling us that a similar scenario is currently occurring with the U.S. and other major world powers all seeking a rogue CIA submarine equipped with ballistic nuclear missiles and advanced stealth technology. Rather than the captain and crew wishing to defect however, the CIA submarine may be seeking a new opportunity to launch a false flag attack designed to precipitate a major regional war.
While QAnon remains controversial in the major media, multiple sources have claimed s/he is the real deal and deserves serious consideration. Many alternative media sites closely follow QAnon’s information including Dr. Jerome Corsi who has become the resident Infowars.com expert on QAnon.
QAnon’s references to a recent missile attack by rogue actors wishing to start a major war needs to be considered with what we know about the January 13 Hawaii missile alert.
QAnon is telling us that it was not a false alarm, and that it was a genuine attempt to start a major war by pinning the blame for a contrived nuclear attack, successful or not, on North Korea. The CIA linked submarine involved is apparently still at large, and capable of attempting further false flag attacks using ballistic nuclear missiles.
You'll be left starry-eyed at this UFO-style hotel, set to touch down in the Arctic Circle.
Incredible renderings have emerged of the spaceship-style lodge, which is scheduled to open in 2021 in northern Norway just above the Arctic Circle.
The images show how hotel Svart will sit in a breathtaking location at the foot of Svartisen - Norway's second largest glacier - and it will be set above the water on stilts. Architects went about crafting the unusual structure so it will use 85 per cent less energy than a regular hotel would.
Scheduled for a 2021 opening, hotel Svart will sit in a breathtaking location at the foot of Svartisen - Norway's second largest glacier. Pictured above, a computer rendering showing an aerial view of the finished design
They plan on using wood for the most part - instead of steel and concrete - to build the ring-shaped inn and it will be adorned with solar panels to harvest sunlight for power.
The walls of the eco-friendly building have been strategically designed to insulate in the winter and allow for ventilation in the summer.
And the hotel will be rigged up to a geothermal well, so naturally-heated water will run throughout.
Topping it off, all of the furnishings will be made from recycled or natural materials.
According to Hotel News Now, energy is the second largest spending category for hotels after employment.
The walls of the building have been strategically designed to insulate in the winter and allow for ventilation in the summer. And the hotel will be rigged up to a geothermal well, so naturally heated water will run throughout
According to a study conducted by Hotel Energy Solutions in 2011, energy is the second largest spending category for hotels after employment.
The firm’s analysis revealed that energy in hotels is mainly consumed by temperature regulation, which includes heating, hot water and air conditioning.
Hotel Svart was designed by a team from the Oslo-based architecture firm Snøhetta.
Commenting on the novel design idea, Snøhetta's co-founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, said: 'Building in such a precious environment comes with some clear obligations in terms of preserving the natural beauty and the fauna and flora of the site.
'It was important for us to design a sustainable building that will leave a minimal environmental footprint on this beautiful Northern nature.
Along with being eco-friendly, another draw for visitors will be the hotel's location. Situated just above the Arctic Circle in a remote patch of untouched countryside, stays at Svart will provide the perfect opportunity to see the ethereal Northern Lights
The hotel is set to offer various outdoors activities including hiking, kayaking and mountain biking
'Building an energy positive and low-impact hotel is an essential factor to create a sustainable tourist destination respecting the unique features of the plot; the rare plant species, the clean waters and the blue ice of the Svartisen glacier.'
Along with being eco-friendly, another draw for visitors will be the hotel's location.
Situated just above the Arctic Circle in a remote patch of untouched countryside, stays at Svart will provide the perfect opportunity to see the ethereal Northern Lights.
Other outdoor activities set to be on offer include hiking, kayaking and mountain biking.
UFOs spotted over Hawaii as earthquake STRIKES and 'flashing white lights' seen in sky
Eyewitnesses in Hawaii reported seeing an unidentified flying object on the same day the earthquake struck on January 25, according to UFO Hunters.
The person reported to seeing bright flashes of lights, before the craft manipulated the clouds to exit Earth’s atmosphere.
According to the site which tracks UFO sightings across the world, the witness said: “There were long horizontal lights down each tube, the tubes seemed to have some thick ribs spaced quite a distance apart, joined together with something thinner and darker.
“Then as I was trying to see it clearly, it flashed. After the flash it got a brighter white and all the other lights on the tubes grew brighter to drown out any definition. The clouds then moved until it was covered completely.”
The user adds UFOs over Hawaii are a common sight, saying: “I've seen so many lights manoeuvring the beach in the past.”
According to website Earthquake Track, there were two tremors which struck Hawaii at the same time.
One was a 1.7 magnitude quake, and the other was a 2.0 tremor.
UFO bloggers such as expert Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, says that there is a link between earthquakes and aliens.
He said: "The linking of Earth energies with UFO activity in the 1960s was part of the New Age movement of the period.
"But, by the late 1970s, the time was ripe to put them under the scrutiny of more rigorous investigation.
"In Canada, Michael Persinger and Gyslaine Lafrenière made a statistical study of the correlation between UFO sightings and seismic-related locations.
UFOs and earthquakes are commonly linked
"Their book Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events put forward the evidence suggesting that tectonic strains in the Earth’s crust produce enough energy to produce columns of electrical energy and glowing balls of light in the atmosphere.
"This Tectonic Strain Theory (TST) explains why UFOs appear at window areas or certain hot spots.
"Michael Persinger, has gone on to consider and experiment with the possibility that the EM fields of these type of UFOs can trigger hallucinations or trance states in people who get to near to them.
"This would explain the many stories of ‘alien’ abductions and other strange encounters that are experienced after a witness has seen a light in the sky."
The Genesis of Homo Sapiens and Our Extraterrestrial DNA
The Genesis of Homo Sapiens and Our Extraterrestrial DNA
The mysteries of ancient history, such as how the Great Pyramid was built and by whom and why, have been well established over the past four decades. Similar archaeological enigmas litter the landscape around the planet and they raise many difficult questions about the origin of human civilisation.
Erik Von Daniken’s series of books, which began with Chariots of the Gods, presented archeological evidence while recounting many mythological traditions that have “gods” arriving on Earth from a distant world and bringing technology and the arts of civilised life to primitive human tribes.
Many writers followed Von Daniken’s lead and an entire school of alternative historical thought called the “ancient astronaut” theory emerged over the years. This school must be distinguished from another branch largely defined by such writers as Graham Hancock, which we can sum up as the “lost civilisation” school.
The latter does not figure into this discussion nor is it covered in my book The Genesis Race because it never really addresses the issue of the ultimate origins of Man or civilisation. Even if you accept the idea ancient Egypt and Sumer had their origins in Atlantis, who created that civilisation and from what precursors?
The essential questions the author has been studying over the past three decades are:
1) how did life originate and evolve on Earth?, and
2) how did civilisation suddenly emerge from mankind’s primitive roots?
To my mind it seemed the ancient astronaut theory could be defeated if Darwin’s theory proved to be correct, which “official science” claims it has been. That premise can be justified using several valid arguments.
The “ancient astronaut” theory generally includes the idea summed up in the first chapter of Genesis, which indicates the “gods” genetically engineered a proto-human race. The actual verse reads, “Let us make man in our image.” If Darwinism is accurate then this assertion would be untrue and the notion of cosmic intervention by an advanced race would fall apart.
The second reason is Darwin’s theory has not only been applied to biology, it is also used to explain the emergence and development of human civilisation by a process referred to as cultural evolution.
At its core Darwinism is based on a simple concept: life evolves slowly via a process of incremental adaptations to a wide variety of external stimulus. He applied it to biology and anthropologists, archaeologists and historians applied the same principles to culture and human history. If this is correct then we should not find any abrupt transformations in human “evolution” either biological or historical.
I reason that if Darwinism is accurate then there may not be any valid scientific basis for the “ancient astronaut” theory, which posited intervention and rapid-fire metamorphosis in both the biological and historical spheres. The results of this research proved surprising.
Chapters two and three clearly show the flaws in the theory of evolution. It has failed exactly where Darwin feared it might – in the fossil record. Here we find – instead of widespread confirmation – a large number of missing links.
The general public is given to believe the only “missing link” in the fossil record exists between apes and man. This is not true. The fossil record contains hundreds of gaps between ancient and modern plant and animal species.
Darwin referred to the gap separating the primitive non-flowering plants (gymnosperms) and flowering plants (angiosperms) as the “abominable problem.” Why? Because the gymnosperms, like ferns, existed for billions of years and they still exist today.
The angiosperms, like roses, appeared on the scene about 150 million years ago and they exist today. Where is the evidence showing the fern evolved through a series of slow, incremental changes into a rose?
According to Darwinism the angiosperms evolved from the gymnosperms. If this is true then where are the intermediate forms linking the two very different types of plants? They have not been found in the fossil record and none exist today. This seems impossible and it is if you accept the principles of Darwinism.
There is no scientific explanation for the lack of intermediate plants linking the ancient and modern types. In fact, there should be millions of such fossils since they would have been evolving for hundreds of millions of years, far longer than flowering plants.
Scientists also have no explanation why gymnosperms and angiosperms exist side by side. Somehow all the intermediate plants they say connect the two kingdoms mysteriously vanished from the fossil record and became extinct. Logic would dictate that the older, ancient plants (non-flowering) should have been the ones to go the way of extinction.
This is actually enough evidence to kill Darwinism. Official science would have us believe the only dissenters against Darwinism are Creationists that come from the ranks of the Religious Right.
However, I present numerous references to bona fide scientists that slam the door on Darwin’s theory of natural evolution.
What is, or should be, of great interest to anyone interested in the pursuit of science – as it applies to getting to the truth of human origins and the emergence of civilisation – are the works of Francis Crickand Fred Hoyle.
While Von Daniken’s books were becoming popular in mainstream culture, these two eminent scientists wrote books about the origins of life on Earth. Both were highly critical of Darwinism and posited that life did not originate on Earth. They said the seeds of the biosphere originated in the cosmos.
In his book Life Itself, Crick – a Nobel prize-winner and the co-founder of the shape of the DNA molecule – claimed an advanced civilisation transported the seeds of life to Earth in a spacecraft.
Hoyle, an astronomer who gave the world the steady state theory of the Universe, proposed that life came from the stars borne on comets or riding on the currents of light waves.
The unfortunate thing is these rigorous scientific arguments were largely dismissed or completely ignored by “official science”, and also overlooked by the same folks embracing Von Daniken’s relatively unscientific, yet popular approach. (Erik did make people question and think.)
I want to clarify what I mean by that statement. Von Daniken claimed he was presenting a theory yet the title of his first book ended with a question mark.
A new theory is normally offered by presenting arguments against the currently accepted theory, as Crick and Hoyle did, and it is presented assertively with equal measures of humility and confidence that do not end in a question mark.
His somewhat insecure and uncritical approach has characterised much of the “ancient astronaut” literature, which official science finds easy to debunk.
That is why The Genesis Race begins with a serious critique of Darwinism. That is followed by several chapters re-examining the account of human genesis and the early history found in the Bible. A revolutionary analysis of the first three chapters clearly shows there were two creation events of life (and mankind) on Earth.
It also shows the history given in the Bible agrees with the findings of paleontology and anthropology. In the first chapter we find that an early proto-human race was created and lived in the wilderness, like other animals, as hunter-gatherers. They were given “every green thing to eat” by the gods andGenesis 1 ends with that covenant.
However, in the second chapter we are told Adam is created to be a gardener and Eve is taken from Adam’s rib and the “gods” give them clothing and self-awareness. The chronological account of Creation in the second chapter is entirely different than that of the first chapter of Genesis.
This is a critical point. Not only do the two accounts differ completely, we find Adam is not to live in the wilderness as an animal but is intended to be a caretaker and farmer. If the two accounts are compared side by side the difference is obvious:
Adam and Eve are not equivalent to the race created in Genesis 1; and Genesis 2 and 3 are not a detailed elucidation of the events described in the first chapter, which is normally implied or taught in church Bible classes.
What the first three chapters of Genesis actually describe are:
1) the creation of a proto-human race, the pre-Neanderthals and Neanderthals who live as hunter-gatherers in an innocent state as described in chapter 1, followed by,
2) the genesis of modern Homosapiens (Adam) fit for the agricultural revolution.
That is exactly the history given in Genesis and it agrees with everything modern science establishes about the chronology of human pre-history.
This is a radical revision giving much stronger support to the Biblical version of human genesis and how and why the agricultural revolution took place.
It also clarifies who the “us” refers to when God is abruptly referred to as ‘a plurality’ that intervenes and genetically alters life on Earth, the Genesis Race; and it sets the stage for a presentation of the enigmatic archaeological and additional evidence that further supports the theory of intervention by a technologically advanced extraterrestrial race.
Archaeology has never even addressed all the questions raised by the sudden emergence of agriculture and highly advanced civilisations in Mesopotamia and Egypt in the 3rd millennium BCE, let alone answered the most critical ones.
From the perspective of conventional archeological and anthropological thinking, the origins of humankind and the emergence of civilisation from the Stone Age remain enigmatic. We have incontrovertible proof our ancestors could not have built the Great Pyramid with the tools and methods they possessed.
Yet official science simply ignores or tries to explain away many serious questions and issues such as how the Great Pyramid – the world’s largest precision-engineered stone structure – was constructed using only hammer-stones, ropes, manpower and sledges.
However, there are other issues that need to be addressed and today’s genetic research is shedding new light on this field. The implications of several important recent findings seem to have escaped the attention of many independent investigators.
Established archaeologists and anthropologists have either ignored or railed against the findings of these controversial DNA studies. I am referring to genetic studies into the origin of the domesticated dog and into the diet of our Paleolithic and early Neolithic ancestors.
You may ask what do the dog and Stone Age dietary habits have to do with solving the enigmas of mankind’s ancient past? The answer is everything.
Until recently it was believed dogs (Canis familiaris) came from a variety of wild canines such as wolves, coyotes, dingos, jackals, etc. But the latest DNA research shows that the wolf alone is the ancestral race of all dogs.
This poses a set of very difficult problems. The first dog would have been a mutant wolf. However, wolves are extremely sensitive to the genetic fitness and strength of each member of the pack. They are constantly testing and establishing a stringent social pecking order and only the alphas reproduce.
So how would a mutant ever have survived and reproduced given the rigours of pack behaviour? No wolves in captivity have produced viable mutants and geneticists tell us mutants are normally unfit and do not survive.
We are faced with a real conundrum. If we pose that early human tribes intervened and bred wolves into dogs we are faced with an equally impossible scenario. How could primitive humans have known it was possible to selectively breed a wild animal into one possessing only those traits beneficial to them?
We take the characteristics of dogs for granted, however, they present us with a profound mystery. A dog is the embodiment of only those wolf traits that people find useful, attractive and safe. How did genetically illiterate Stone Age humans achieve this feat of genetic engineering?
This problem is compounded when we are confronted by evidence from our earliest civilisations showing that salukis, sighthounds and the pharaoh’s hound, had already been bred in ancient Sumeria and Egypt.
How is it possible our ancestors, recently emerged from the Stone Age, could have successfully engineered purebred lines at the onset of civilisation? In addition, dogs are not only temperamentally different than their wild progenitors, they differ physiologically as well.
A wild alpha male and female only breed once a year, whereas dogs can breed any time. Wolves shed their winter coats, dogs do not. These diverging physiological characteristics take time to develop, in fact, many generations. Again, how did our ancestors at the onset of civilisation accomplish this?
This mystery is underscored by the fact most of the modern dog breeds originated thousands of years ago. Science has not even addressed most of these issues let alone have the experts satisfactorily explained how wolves became dogs – 100,000 years ago – nor have they shown the step-by-step transitions.
Purebred dogs just suddenly appear in the archeological record as if by magic. This is also true of agriculture and our key cereal and legume crops. Wheat, corn, beans and rice pose a second set of genetic enigmas.
Research into the dietary habits of Stone Age tribes around the globe show our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors subsisted on leafy plants and lean muscle meats. This makes perfect sense because these foods were readily available, took little or no processing, and wild game could be cooked over an open fire.
The problem with our grain crops, and they are the basis of civilisation, is wild grass seeds are so miniscule the cost/benefit of harvesting them was not in favour of it. They also require harvesting, threshing and cooking technology since they have to be boiled extensively. This was technology Stone Age Man lacked.
The reason grains have to be cooked is that the human gut is not adapted to digest wild grains. This makes it very clear the use of wild grass seeds as a primary food source is of recent origin. Our Paleolithic ancestors did not subsist on them.
Once again, this poses a set of formidable problems that need to be studied rigorously. If our ancestors did not harvest and eat wild grains, how could they have domesticated and bred the wild species so quickly?
Without many generations of trial and error experimentation – culminating in a vast body of agronomic knowledge and agricultural practices that would have included genetics and breeding – it is all but impossible to understand how the agricultural revolution was brought about.
Official science tries to explain the evolution of nomadic hunter-gatherers into sedentary, crop-growing farmers by claiming they discovered crops quite by accident. We are told it happened when a primitive villager tossed a seed bearing plant into the trash pile and noticed that it sprouted.
But that trite tale can hardly explain how they selected the best wild species to use as the basis for the agricultural revolution. There are thousands and thousands of potential wild plants that could be turned into agricultural crops.
How is it people with very little experience with wild grasses were able to pick the best varieties to breed? This represents a quantum leap. What we are asked to believe is that our ancestors, without much experience at the seminal stage of civilisation, were able to select and breed the very best varieties of wild grass species.
How do we know this is true? Because we
still grow the very crops they supposedly selected even after 5,000 years of continuous technological and agricultural development.
We are asked to suspend disbelief and accept they also constructed the largest precision-engineered stone building the world has ever seen – the Great Pyramid of Giza – using only primitive hand tools and backbreaking labor. Something is obviously wrong with this picture. Is it logical to assume our Earthly ancestors could (or would) have thrown together the agricultural revolution and then the entire civilisations of Sumer and Egypt out of whole cloth? No it is not; and neither do these suppositions represent sound science.
For those of us in the alternative history camp, one of the most fundamental questions we must impress upon the public and upon ‘official science’ is to ask where are the antecedents and precedents?
Show us the slow Darwinian stages of development that official history presupposes. How can you explain the sudden appearance of genetically altered food crops and advanced engineering techniques at the onset of human civilisation?
We need step-by-step documentation and incontrovertible evidence and it ought to be copious and devoid of missing links since we are supposedly talking about events that occurred thousands and not tens or hundreds of millions of years ago, as is the case with biological evolution.
Where did our Paleolithic ancestors acquire the knowledge and skills to breed wild plants into food crops while also constructing planned cities? How did they achieve an exacting command of the principles of civil engineering as exhibited in Sumeria and the Harrappan civilisation of the Indus Valley?
How did humans go from mud huts and collecting leafy plants to building ziggurats, flush toilets, public bathhouses (Mohenjo Daro), making bread in ovens, and inventing process metallurgy seemingly overnight? In plain language, where is the proof – the missing links – demonstrating your (official science) theories are confirmed in the archaeological record and meet simple standards of logic and commonsense?
Turning to what our ancestors in Sumer, Mexico, Egypt and Peru have to say about the origins of agriculture and civilisation we find a very different story. According to the ancient records, written and oral traditions, none of the earliest civilisations claimed they invented it. What is of profound interest is they are in unanimous accord in claiming they were given the arts of civilisation by the ‘gods’.
It is very unlike human nature to give credit to anyone else for anything we have invented or achieved. The ancient Egyptians left copious records of every aspect of their culture in a huge collection of artwork, hieroglyphics and texts.
Yet, we find no reference in their 3,000 year history as to how or why ‘they’ built the pyramids. What a curious lapse of documentation for such a communicative race assuming they did indeed built the pyramids. Would they have omitted any reference to their most important monuments?
That seems a preposterous supposition and yet Egyptologists gloss over it as they do the lack of mummies in the alleged ‘pyramids-as-tombs’ scenario they embrace without blushing.
These are all clues, pieces of a vast planetary puzzle, telling the story of the Genesis Race. The references to these ‘gods’ that arrived on Earth to uplift man are described in the Bible and other ancient texts and traditions. Their megalithic calling cards are found in Egypt, Mexico, Peru and China.
The Darwinian-based theories of ‘official science’, concerning the origin of Man and human civilisation, lead to a series of intellectual dead ends.
If we closely examine the record we find civilisation was founded upon five primary inventions:
1) Agriculture, 2) Urbanisation, 3) Writing, 4) The Wheel, and 5) Process metallurgy.
Now, what happens when we try to uncover the origins of these key inventions in the archaeological and historical record? We find anthropologists and historians positing that agriculture was probably discovered by accident when our primitive ancestors tossed plants into the garbage heap and noticed the seeds produced new plants.
Of course that does not explain what motivated them to plant and harvest wild grass seeds (they almost never ate) and how they learned to selectively breed and domesticate (alter) these plants genetically.
Well, they brush aside these queries with the same logic. This, too, was probably a serendipitous process that moved forward by a series of benign and happy coincidences. We are given to imagine the first domesticated animal, an example of perfect selective breeding, also took place when Paleolithic tribesman – via unknown techniques – domesticated a line of mutant wolves.
Then we learn that process metallurgy, too, was the result of an accident, when someone dropped a piece of malachite into a campfire and observantly noticed that as it melted it produced copper.
In short, the fundamental paradigm ‘official science’ has formulated on how human life originated and how we created civilisation rests on a series of ‘miraculous’ accidents and impossible knowledge and skills!
Egyptologists would have us believe the primitive tribes living along the Nile in oval huts who used mud-bricks to build mastabas for millennia were suddenly capable of advanced quarry operations, stonemasonry, architecture and corporate engineering.
Of course, they cannot explain how these primitive peoples built a massive, precision-engineered pyramid using only round hammerstones, wooden sledges and human labor.
It is simply not possible to quarry, lift, drag and transport 70-ton blocks of granite 500 miles from the Aswan quarry to Giza and up 150 vertical feet and precisely position them in the King’s Chamber as Egyptologists claim was done.
I have repeatedly challenged Egyptologists, and their irrational, unscientific fellow travelers to demonstrate how the blocks of granite in the King’s Chamber can be quarried and lifted out of the quarry-bed and transported using the primitive tools and methods they claim were used. It cannot be done!
Furthermore, this author claims he can show that any academics – mathematicians, anthropologists and/or engineering professors – who believe and teach these absurdities to students are lunatics running the asylums – our scientific institutions and universities.
This is certainly a serious, bold indictment and yet it must be made because it is true and it is high time to expose the intellectual chicanery and fraud perpetrated upon generations.
I am not making these claims to create a controversy but to resolve a long-standing debate that has profound ramifications since it involves eliminating falsehoods and getting to the historical facts.
How can I make such strong accusations with complete confidence?
First, the author has studied the engineering problems intensively and extensively comparing the building of modern-day monuments using state-of-the-art technology to the construction of the Great Pyramid using primitive tools and methods.
Second, I have examined the recent record of tests conducted by Egyptologists and others trying to prove they could quarry, move and lift blocks of stone using nothing but ancient tools and techniques. Both studies yielded the same results: the Great Pyramid could not have been built with hammerstones, sledges and ramps.
One test filmed by Nova was organised by Egyptologist Mark Lehner and involved leading experts in a variety of fields. The team set out to quarry, move and lift a 35-ton obelisk into place. They failed miserably at every step.
The master stonemason could not quarry the block using the primitive tools he was given. A Cat was called in to quarry the block and lift it onto a flatbed truck; sensing defeat they never even tried to transport it using a wooden sledge. The block was half the weight of one those used in the King’s Chamber.
A Nissan funded Japanese team conducted another serious test in 1978. They set out to build a small-scale duplicate of the Great Pyramid also using the primitive tools and techniques Egyptologists claim the ancients employed.
This group was confident they could demonstrate how it was done. However, when they tried to quarry the blocks they found the hammerstones were not equal to the task. They called in pneumatic jackhammers. When they tried to ferry the blocks across the river on a primitive barge, they sank. They called in a modern tugboat for help.
Then they loaded a block onto a sledge only to find that it stubbornly sank into the sand when they tried to drag it to the site. They called for trucks and loaders. The final coup d’grace was delivered when they were forced to call in helicopters to lift and position the blocks into place.
Even using modern technology the Japanese team found, to their utter embarrassment, they could not bring the apex of their tiny 60 feet tall replica together. They suffered a bitter and quite humbling defeat in the unforgiving Egyptian desert. Their replica of the Great Pyramid turned out to be a joke.
We are supposed to believe men using tools marginally better than Stone Age equipment, quarried, lifted and hauled millions of blocks of stone to form a precision-engineered 4-million ton tomb. Stuff of nonsense!
The conventional scenario is not just an absurd proposition that can only be maintained using intellectual smoke and mirrors, it is downright silly. The real question is, how could anyone with any commonsense have ever believed it?
There are, of course, many other problems with the primitive tools and methods scenario and the Great Pyramid. To begin with Mark Lehner commissioned an engineering firm to study the site.
They found that the 13-acre base had been leveled with an accuracy equal to that achieved by modern day lasers. Are we to believe a 13-acre limestone bench was planed with that degree of precision using rounded hammerstones to grind down the rock until it was almost perfectly flat?
Furthermore, the Descending Passage was actually the next phase of this massive construction project. It too had to be dug out of solid bedrock. The problems with this phase of the project are manifold.
The passageway was only about 3 by 4 feet, just large enough to accommodate one worker at a time. It was dug 150 feet underground maintaining a precise angle of 26 degrees and a negligible deviation from side to side and bottom to top throughout its length. Then it was opened up into several rooms and another passageway. How?
Why would the ancients dig a straight tunnel under a 4-million ton tomb and how was the passageway kept straight and true? Egyptian ‘engineers’ had no more than ropes in their toolkits.
The author can also prove these two phases alone – leveling the base and digging the Descending Passageway – would have required half the time Egyptologists have allotted to the entire construction project. They, in fact, never even include these two phases in their calculations.
But we have other important fish to fry. During decades of research the author noted some curious similarities between Sumer, Egypt and the Indus Valley – the sites of our earliest civilisations – that do not add up. As we all know now, the ruins of Sumer are located in modern day Iraq.
Our history and anthropology books routinely tell us that agriculture and civilisation were given birth in benign and highly fertile river valleys. But when we stop and closely examine these locations we find they are some of the hottest, driest and most inhospitable places on the planet.
The temperatures in these locations for 6 months out of the year are typically between 35-48 degrees Celsius (95-118ºF). It is true the alluvial flood plains of the Nile, Tigris-Euphrates and ancient Indus rivers were fertile.
But it takes considerable agronomic and hydrological knowledge to know this and to convert the marshes and control the floods to turn these wetlands into productive farmland. The question is how did our ancient ancestors, so recently emerged from the hunter-gatherer way of life, so quickly acquire this knowledge and develop these skills?
When we peer out from the ziggurats of ancient Sumer, the sandblasted pyramids of Egypt or the ruined cities of the Indus Valley, we do not see fruited-plains but vast, blistering, desert expanses.
Is it not difficult to envision our primitive ancestors rolling out their blueprints for civilisation while squinting into the sun and deciding this is where the first cities and great monuments would be built and the first real cropland cultivated?
The scenario jars the mind and makes hash out of the comfortable fantasies painted by ‘official science’. Is something starting to smelly funny or is the author’s nose just too sensitive?
I do seem to detect the subtle aroma of too many skeletons and enigmas – having been shoved hurriedly into too many closets and musty catacombs – wafting up from ancient stones and bones…
We have to examine several other items that do not pass the smell test. Sumer, Egypt and the Indus Valley share some other critical features in common which make them unlikely places for primitive peoples to have developed our first civilisations.
We should expect to find civilisations evolving where people had immediate access to a wide variety of resources. The most logical scenario would be in river valleys near forested, mineral rich mountains.
This is a logical expectation since people needed water, fuel (wood) for fires, tool handles and building materials as well as copper, gold and silver to make jewellery and tools and so on.
We would expect to find this association not just to establish they had immediate access to these necessary resources, but also that they had been engaged in a prolonged period of extracting, processing and working with these resources.
Unfortunately, Sumer, the birthplace of civilisation, was completely lacking in forests, minerals and even stones. This is a curious, illogical fact. How did this strange tribe, speaking an odd tongue and calling themselves ‘the black-headed people’, invent civilisation in the middle of a barren desert wasteland?
Egypt was also bereft of forests, as was the Indus Valley. The point is not that civilisation was or is impossible in these areas, but that it is supposed to have originated in these harsh, desert environs lacking many basic resources.
Yet we find the Sumerians ingeniously mining copper and tin and creating the first alloy, bronze, in kilns around 3000 BCE. In rapid-fire succession they invented the wheel, the chariot, the sailboat, writing, cities, labor specialisation, civil engineering and on and on. Ostensibly, the tribes of the Indus Valley and the Nile would soon follow.
They did all this while most of the world’s tribes were still living as hunter-gatherers, another fact that demolishes the theories of cultural Darwinists. You cannot explain the radical departure from the human norm by several tribes without invoking some form of racism or inexplicable genetic deviations.
The other curious features we find in common among Earth’s ‘first’ civilisations are that none of them claimed they invented agriculture, laws, morality or the other prime tools of civilisation.
The Sumerians claimed they owed everything to the ‘gods’ (Anunnaki) that had descended from the heavens to Earth to create and teach mankind the arts of civilised life. The ancient Egyptians referred to the Nefertu who ruled over them during the Zep Tepi (First Time) for thousands of years until they handed over the reigns to the human pharaohs.
Our real human history as handed down by our ancestors is far more exciting and incredible than the pabulum ‘official’ science has been force feeding us for many generations.
Mankind is indeed on the threshold of a re-awakening to a new dawn; the time of profound revelations about the truth of our astonishing origins and history is at hand.
Gigantische lavakoepel op Japanse zeebodem blijft maar groeien en dat baart onderzoekers grote zorgen
Gigantische lavakoepel op Japanse zeebodem blijft maar groeien en dat baart onderzoekers grote zorgen
De Kikai Caldera
FOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS: SATSUMA IWOJIMA IWO DAKE
Wetenschappers hebben na nieuwe onderzoek het gevaar van de gigantische lavakoepel ontdekt in Kikai, een onder water gelegen krater bij de Japanse Osumi-eilanden. De vervormingen op het oppervlak suggereren namelijk dat de koepel groeit en dat kan dodelijk zijn: als de aardkorst barst, ontsnapt een enorme massa lava met een ‘vulkanische winter’ en tsunami’s tot gevolg.
Wereldwijd zijn er meer dan 1.500 vulkanen actief. De Etna in Italië, de Eyjafjallajökul en andere onuitspreekbare vulkanen in IJsland, de Pinatubo in de Filipijnen en Mount Agung in Bali: het zijn slechts enkele voorbeelden. Die laatste is momenteel erg actief en veroorzaakte al massale evacuatie, maar het kan erger: als de supervulkaan bij de Osumi-eilanden in het zuidelijkste punt van Japan uitbarst, kunnen er miljoenen mensen sterven.
Uitbarsten zonder waarschuwing
De studie, uitgevoerd door onderzoekers van het Kobe Ocean-Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC), bevestigde dat er zo’n 7.300 jaar geleden een gigantische lavakoepel ontstond na de uitbarsting van de Kikai-vulkaan. Maar ze ontdekten ook iets nieuws: de veranderingen in het oppervlak. Dat zou kunnen betekenen dat de vulkaan zich voorbereidt op een comeback.
De lavakoepel is momenteel ongeveer 10 kilometer breed en 600 meter lang, en zou zo’n 32 kubieke kilometer magma bevatten, en dat onder water. De wetenschappers geloven nu dat er een uitbarsting van de koepel zit aan te komen, zonder waarschuwing, en dat het een dodelijke ‘vulkanische winter’ zou kunnen veroorzaken.
‘Vulkanische winter’ en tsunami
Supervulkanen zijn anders dan bovengenoemde actieve stratovulkanen. Ze zijn zeldzamer, maar des te gevaarlijker. Als ze uitbarsten zijn de gevolgen vaak catastrofaal en vooral mondiaal. Als de enorme massa lava, die borrelt onder het oppervlak van de lavakoepel in Zuid-Japan, uit de oppervlakte barst, kan het de planeet voorgoed veranderen.
Een zogenaamde vulkanische winter is een fenomeen dat alleen supervulkanen kunnen veroorzaken. Hun as komt dan in de stratosfeer terecht, waardoor de zon wordt geblokkeerd. Dat zorgt dan weer voor een grote temperatuurdaling. In 1816 was een dergelijke uitbarsting van de vulkaan Tambora in Indonesië de aanleiding voor ‘het jaar zonder zomer’: in Amerika vroor het nog in juni, in Europa stierven toen naar schatting zo’n 200.000 mensen.
De superuitbarsting kan ook verwoestende tsunami’s veroorzaken die zuidelijk Japan en de kusten van Taiwan en China treffen, om dan zelfs de kust van Noord- en Zuid-Amerika te bereiken.
1% kans binnen 100 jaar
“Veel van deze supervulkanen herhalen hun superuitbarstingen, ook al is dat na miljoenen jaren”, klinkt het in het rapport. Het is niet de eerste studie van Kikai: sinds KOBEC in 2015 werd opgericht, heeft het al drie studiereizen uitgevoerd. De lavakoepel steeg al tot 600 meter boven de zeebodem en is nu nog maar ongeveer 30 meter van het oppervlak verwijderd. De ontdekte veranderingen op het oppervlak van de koepel, doen de onderzoekers geloven dat lava zich onder de koepel ophoopt en de massa stilaan stuwt.
Het team deed de observaties met onderwaterrobots, stalen en analyses van de gesteenten met behulp van onderwaterseismografieën en elektromagnetometers. De onderzoekers zijn van plan om terug te gaan. Dan gebruiken ze seismische reflectie en onderwaterrobots om het vormingsproces van de krater verder te onderzoeken.
10% bevolking leeft bij vulkaan
Japan zit bovenop vier verschillende tektonische platen, waardoor het een van de meest seismisch actieve regio’s van de aarde is. Waarom blijven daar dan zoveel mensen wonen? “Zo’n 10% van de bevolking leeft in vulkanisch gebied”, zegt vulkanoloog Sam Poppe aan onze krant. “De voordelen wegen vaak op tegen de nadelen. Zo is de vruchtbaarheid van de grond er erg goed, waardoor ze uitstekende landbouw kunnen verrichten. De gevaren die het met zich kan meebrengen, worden genegeerd of kennen ze gewoonweg niet.”
De kans dat die mensen een uitbarsting meemaken in hun leven, is dan ook klein. “Maar als er echt 1% kans is op een superuitbarsting binnen dit en 100 jaar, is dat geen kleine kans”, zegt hij verwijzend naar de huidige ontdekking in Japan. Mogelijk weten we in maart meer, wanneer het team verder op onderzoek gaat.
A video shared widely since mid-Jan 2018 purports to show a Vertical UFO Alien Spotted Over Mexico. Interestingly, the Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was shown as first ‘Alien sighting’ of 2018. The flying object seen in the video was in fact not identified, but the claim that it belongs to Aliens is certainly not true.
Origin of Video – Vertical UFO Alien Spotted Over Mexico
The video shows a driver capturing on camera an upright object flying in the air over sky in Mexico. YouTube channel Virality TV shared the video as first UFO sighting in Mexico, suggesting Alien watch. However, Facebook user Ufologo Pedro Ramírez, who calls himself UFOlogist, shared it in early Jan 2018. As a matter of fact, he suggested the tubular UFO hovering over Mexican sky is a proof of Aliens watching our activity in space.
Firstly, the vertical UFO object was captured on camera from a moving vehicle. So, it gives a false impression that the object is flying fast in sky. Once the video became popular online, YouTube user Louis aguilar posted a video showing similar object flying in San Antonio, Texas.
Intrigued viewers suggested the UFO in Mexico could be a drone in the US border region, a weather balloon or a man testing some kind of Jet Pack. As you can see in the images, the shape of the UFO remains same through the flight in the first place. Likewise, it resembles the shape of a Stormtrooper Helium Balloon, which are widely available as novelty gifts. In the video below, you can see couple of such balloons flying in sky. Furthermore, it was new year time, so it is probably the case.
Sorry for that tabloid-y headline but it’s exactly what happened. A mummy called the “Screaming Mummy” because its face was preserved in a picture of agony has been removed from storage and put on display this week at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo for the first time since it was moved there for safekeeping. The exhibition coincides with a definitive revelation as to the reason behind the mummy’s scream.
‘The gruesome mummy of Unknown Man E, also known as the “Screaming Mummy,” has long puzzled scholars. Such unusual mummification has perplexed Egyptologists and no one has succeeded in knowing the story behind such a mummy until the launch of the Egyptian Mummy Project several years ago under my direction to create a complete database of forensic information related to the mummy collection at the Egyptian Museum.”
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, the former Minister of Antiquities who led the Egyptian Mummies Project, told Al-Ahram Weekly(more pictures here) what the researchers have found after more detailed studies of its skin and a new analysis of its DNA.
But first, a little background.
In 1881, a tomb-robber named Abd el-Rassul claimed to have discovered a cache of mummified remains and funeral artifacts in a tomb next to Deir el-Bahri, in the Theban Necropolis (later research shows it may have been found 10 years earlier). After realizing it was a royal tomb, he and a brother plundered it until being caught selling the artifacts on the black market. Egyptologist were brought in and performed a different kind of plundering – they quickly (within 48 hours) removed the mummies and artifacts from the tomb (now called TT 320) without recording their placements, damaging much in the process.
By far the strangest discovery in TT 320 was the screaming mummy or “Unknown Man E.” Initial analysis showed that the body had been embalmed quickly without the standard removal of its brain and internal organs. The cedar coffin appeared to have been roughly widened to fit the body, suggesting the family had some reason to bury it quickly. What was it?
According to Hawass, the body was wrapped in sheepskin, symbolizing that the person was considered to be impure. Its hands and feet were tied with leather straps. In fact, it was not even mummified – the body was merely dried, then had resin poured into its open mouth, preserving the scream look. The biggest discovery was marks around the neck — evidence that the person died by hanging.
Those marks, coupled with the DNA analysis showing that the Screaming Mummy was closely related to Ramses III, a conspiracy story detailed in the famous Harem Conspiracy Papyrus (on display at the Museo Egizio in Turin) and the disgraceful way the body was preserved and buried convinced Hawass that Unknown Man E was indeed Prince Pentawere, the son who plotted the murder of his father Ramses III and was sentenced to death for his role in the conspiracy which was led by his mother, Tiye, who hoped to make him pharaoh instead of Ramses IV. While it’s now known that Pentawere died by hanging, it’s not evident if it was by execution or by suicide.
Unlike his tomb, the case appears to be airtight that the Screaming Mummy is Prince Pentawere. And yes, Prince Penteware and the Screaming Mummies would be a great name for a band.
Entrepreneur and visionary Juan Enriquez outlines a future where we will be able to survive in extreme environments and even hack our memory thanks to DNA manipulation.
Imagine a world where we can design the bodies we want. In this reality we can also create, and recreate, the plants and animals that live alongside us. We can alter organisms and mold them into whatever we want them to be.
This is not the world of tomorrow, though. This doesn’t take imagination. This is the world today.
It sounds like science fiction, or even “fake news.” But it’s not. It’s a fact that comes from Juan Enriquez, the Founding Director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School, and the Managing Director of Excel Venture Management. Enriquez spoke at the World Government Summit. I listened to him, entranced by the eloquent way he discussed how gene editing has allowed humans to become masters of their DNA – the source code of life itself.
This mastery, Enriquez explained, has allowed us to take our evolution – to take our fate – into our own hands. And it’s all thanks to a genome editing technique known as CRISPR. “These instruments, like CRISPR, are allowing us to, in real-time, edit life on a grand scale,” he explained. “We are rewriting the sentences of life to our purposes.” Enriquez continued by discussing what this means from a practical standpoint, saying that we are entering a world of “unrandom selection.”
“Science used to be about discovery, now it is about creation.”
Enriquez described how scientists are already working on altering the genes of plants and animals so that they can thrive in locations where, previously, they would languish. He detailed how scientists are also engineering plants and animals to die. According to Enriquez, we have already entered a time when we can accurately say, “Instead of letting nature select what lives here, I’m going to select what lives here.” He concluded, saying with great gravity, “Science used to be about discovery, now it is about creation.”
But with gene editing, we will reshape far more than just our bodies. We will remake our minds.
We will insert memories. We will delete memories. We will alter memories. We will store them and use them in any way we desire. In so doing, Enriquez says we will change more than how our bodies operate – we will become a new kind of human, one that is malleable and, one that can be shaped and reshaped on a whim.
What will we be when we have the ability to literally write and rewrite our memories?
When we think of ourselves, we typically think of our memories. Or memories, we’re told, are what make us who we are. What will we be when we have the ability to literally write and rewrite our memories? What will we be when we can delete all the memories of a dead loved one? What will we become when we can remove those memories about that horrible thing we did? When we can insert memories about that heroic thing that we really didn’t do?
Will we still be us? Will we still be human? At the present juncture, it’s not clear. But this question isn’t something that we can leave to future generations, it is something that we must begin to answer today. The technology is already here, and this day is on the horizon.
And it’s only the beginning.
Enriquez continued by noting that we are not just rewriting our own biology – by editing DNA and manufacturing it in labs, we are able to save lives on an unprecedented, massive scale. “You can make the world’s flu vaccine in a week instead of a year. And by the way, this is no longer theoretical.”
“Why would anyone want to do this [altering human DNA]?” He asked. “Because, at heart, we are explorers. We have to take control of our own evolution if we want to even think about getting somewhere else.” Humans, he argued, are designed to live on Earth. Billions of years of evolution on this planet are engrained in our DNA. We cannot so easily leave this planet in the dust. Not without altering our bodies to suit other worlds – to suit the deserts of Mars and the icy lakes of Europa.
The ancient world is infused with all manner of mysteries that have perplexed us or faded into history, and among these were the myriad remarkable inventions and displays of knowledge often shown by various peoples of the past, ranging from great feats of engineering, to strange devices, to remarkably accurate maps of the stars, and more. Often inexplicable and baffling, these curiosities demonstrate that, far from being primitives, these ancients often had access to technology and skills far ahead of their times. But some incredible artifacts, structures, and sites discovered around the world seem to suggest that this knowledge may have passed even beyond that, to reach out into the world of science fiction and fantasy and hint at a possible ability to step through doorways in order to traverse time and space or to somehow move through dimensions or worlds. Here is a look at some of these anomalous portals and stargates of the ancients.
Standing at Hayu Marca in Peru is a structure that consists of two apparent stone “archways,” with one measuring exactly 22 feet by 22 feet, and another smaller one measuring about 7 feet high, both carved into sheer rock. While the structure is mysterious and fascinating enough as it is, the legends and rumors that surround it are even more so. The ancient Incas believed that the larger of the two “doorways” was used by the gods to travel between worlds, whereas the smaller one was for mortals, and together they earned the name Puerta de Hayu Marca, or “The Gate of the Gods,” which could supposedly only be opened through a special ritual and a key shaped like a golden disc, called “The Key of the Gods of the Seven Rays,” which was said to have fallen from the sky long ago.
Puerta de Hayu Marca, Peru
This gateway was allegedly used to great effect in the 16th century, when Spanish explorers came through hunting for gold and other valuable treasure. According to the tale, one Incan priest named Amaru Maru decided that he was not going to let the gateway key fall into Spanish hands, so he retreated to the doorway, performed the required rites, and inserted the key to open it. There then supposedly appeared a brilliant tunnel of light, into which the priest disappeared off to the land of the gods, never to be seen again.
The Hayu Marca Gate of the Gods would later be forgotten for centuries, lost to the winds of time, and its eventual rediscovery would turn out to be almost as weird as the legends associated with it. In 1996, a tour guide named Jose Luis Delgado Mamani stumbled upon the remote, long-lost ruins completely by accident, although he would later claim that he had for years had strange dreams of a doorway full of blinding blue light and a shimmering tunnel somewhere out in the jungle. Jose would say of his discovery and these dreams:
When I saw the structure for the first time, I almost passed out. I have dreamed of such a construction repeatedly over the years, but in the dream the path to the door was paved with pink marble, and with pink marble statues lining either side of the path. In the dream, I also saw that the smaller door was open and there was a brilliant blue light coming from what looked like a shimmering tunnel. I have commented to my family many times about these dreams, and so when I finally gazed upon the doorway, it was like a revelation from God… How do you make order of such a strange occurrence?
Interestingly, examination of the structure itself would show that there is indeed an alcove in the rock about just the right size and shape to hold a disc-like object. Additionally, there have been those who have claimed to have experienced strange sensations when near the gateway, such as anomalous noises, including music and whispers, as well as hallucinations of stars and “columns of fire,” and there are claims that a certain energy can be felt reverberating through the rock when touched. Was this ancient site really some sort of magical portal? If so who made it and why? It is unknown.
Also in South America is the “Gate of the Sun,” located within the ancient ruins of the city of Tiahuanaco, in Bolivia, which was once the capital of a great empire stretching from Bolivia all the way into Peru and Chile. The city is steeped in ancient lore, with the original inhabitants believing that the Sun god, Viracocha, had chosen this location to create the human race, and it was said that he used this gate to travel from one dimension or world to the other. The gate itself is an arch hewn from a single massive block of stone, which has etched onto its surface various images of strange winged figures with curled up tails and wearing what appear to be helmets, as well as a carving of the sun god himself, complete with beams of light emanating from behind him as he dramatically wields two staves.
The gateway has been said to have perhaps opened between worlds, but that it was damaged in some unspecified catastrophe, and sure enough when it was discovered by outsiders in the 1800s it was found to be toppled over onto its side with a large crack in the top right portion. It is unknown how this happened, but it certainly seems in keeping with the legend that it was destroyed and rendered inoperable in some event. Since the true purpose of the mysterious stone archway and the source of this damage is unknown, is it possible that it was once some sort of stargate? Interestingly, The Gate of the Sun is thought to lie along the same “grid line” as the gate in Hayu Marca, and the two undeniably resemble each other somewhat. Were the two connected somehow or even fashioned by the same mysterious, inscrutable builders? We will probably never know.
The Gate of the Sun, Bolivia
In Sri Lanka there is a place nestled within the remote rocky wilderness and caves of Ranmasu Uyana, or “Gold Fish Park,” between the Thissa Wewa reservoir and the Isurumuniya Rock Temple, where there were found numerous strange symbols carved into stone on a grid measuring around 6 feet in diameter, and even more bizarrely four stone seats located directly in front of it. It has been speculated that the symbols represent some sort of code-key to open a gateway between worlds, or even an ancient star map of some sort, which is called the Sakwala Chakraya, or roughly “The rotating circle of the Universe,” more commonly referred to as “The Stargate of Sri Lanka.” There is very little known about the creators of this particular site or even exactly how old it is, leaving its ultimate role mysterious.
There is said to be an ancient stargate lost and hidden at the Euphrates River as well. According to researcher Elizabeth Vegh, who has written several books on ancient stargates, this portal is buried under the ruins and remains of the Mesopotamian city of Eridu, and which has remained utterly lost to us. This stargate is claimed to be connected to Sumerian gods and kings, which Vegh believes regularly used such portals to travel around the universe. She even claims that the lost stargate is mentioned in the Bible in Chapter 9 of the Book of Revelations, which says:
Then the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to earth, and it was given the key to the pit of the abyss. The star opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke rose out of it like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. And out of the smoke, locusts descended on the earth.
Vegh is convinced that this mention of the “Abyss” is referring to the stargate, which in this particular case seems to have led to someplace perhaps not very pleasant. Whether this passage is actually talking about portals or not, the idea of Sumerian stargates is somewhat supported by the occasional strange discoveries of depictions of Sumerian gods or kings using such devices, such as a seal with a god appearing on a stairway surrounded by what appears to be columns of water, and another that depicts the god Ninurta standing at a gateway ready to push a button while wearing what appears to be a modern wristwatch, of all things. Ancient Sumeria is often claimed to have had some of the most ancient of the supposed stargates, and were said to be portals used by entities from another world to travel between this planet and a mythical world called Niburu. It all sounds pretty far-fetched to be sure, but these ancient peoples certainly seemed to believe it. Is there anything to it at all?
Considering its role as an important ancient civilization, it is perhaps no surprise that Egypt should have its own alleged stargates. Perhaps the most well-known of these is the site called Abu Ghurab, located at the Abu Sir Pyramids and just about a 20-minute drive from the Great Pyramid of Giza. Commonly called “The Crow’s Nest,” Abu Ghurab is thought to have been built by the 5th Dynasty pharaoh Niussere in around 2400 B.C. as a temple to worship the god Ra. The site itself has deteriorated considerably over the centuries, to the point that it is now practically mostly rubble, but it is believed that it once stood around 15 feet high and likely imitated the sun temple at On, or Heliopolis.
One curiosity of the highly sacred site is a massive platform fashioned from alabaster, which is formed into in the shape of the Khemetian symbol Hotep, which stands for “peace.” Although the exact purpose of this platform has been lost to history, according to one theory by a researcher of ancient Egypt named Abd’El Hakim Awyan, it was used to harness and channel certain vibrations and earth energies, to convey a kind of harmonic resonance, in order to create an enhanced sense of enlightenment and awareness of the universe. This supposedly allowed one to attune themselves to the universe and to directly communicate with sacred spirits of the universe called the Neters, which were beings said to have on occasion actually visited Earth, possibly through Abu Ghurab itself, essentially making it a stargate. Unfortunately, we will probably never know if this was true or based on any sort of reality, or if it is all pure legend.
A very bizarre alleged stargate of some sort is said to exist in the mountains of Southeastern Arizona. In 1956, treasure hunters Rob and Chuck Quinn came to the area on a mission to find gold and lost Spanish treasures, but would find something beyond their imagination instead. The two treasure hunters had already experienced quite a bit of bizarreness in the area in the form of mysterious floating lights at night, when they reportedly stumbled across a strange stone archway standing in the middle of nowhere, which measured 7 feet high and 5 feet wide and possessed columns of andesite 15 inches diameter. The archway was oddly standing amongst scattered and broken geodes, their contents glittering in the sunlight. As curious as this all was, they had treasure to find, so they simply made a note of the location and continued on their way.
When they later mentioned the archway to others, a local Indian guide known only as “John” knew what it was, and had quite a few tales to tell about it. He claimed that on occasion people who had ventured through the archway had vanished into thin air, and that stones thrown through it would often not emerge from the other side, as if it were some kind of portal to, well, no one knows. John had also heard tales of the doorway glowing or shimmering, and he even had had his own very weird experience there. He told them that he had once been trekking through the area and noticed that even though that day had been dark and cloudy the sky through the stone archway had appeared clear and blue, a phenomenon which he could not explain.
The Quinns decided to go back to the enigmatic site, and things would only get weirder from there. At first there was not much to see. They experimented with the archway by throwing rocks through it and even shoving their arms in, but nothing strange occurred at all and their skepticism of John’s fantastic tales grew. However, the following day as they rummaged about the site Roy and another team member witnessed the portal shimmering for several minutes like a heat mirage, and not long after this could feel a building pressure in their ears. This apparently lasted several minutes before dissipating. The effect could not be repeated, but a passing group of treasure hunters would tell them that the stone archway was indeed imbued with some sort of inexplicable force, claiming that as they had been camping there a rain of stones had pelted their camp from nowhere, and that the stones had been warm to the touch. It was an intriguing story, but nothing else strange happened at the site during their expedition, and they went away with more questions than answers.
The Quinns would not forget the anomalous stone doorway, and in 1973 Chuck ventured out to the site once again. As he hiked up the canyon, he claims that when he stopped for a rest he noticed that there was another canyon that had not been there before. Thinking this to be rather odd, he climbed back down and entered the canyon from a different direction, where he realized that in fact he was in the same canyon he had been in before, only he had somehow been transported 250 yards down the canyon he had hiked along, and to another slope that was facing south rather than west. It was a very jolting experience that convinced him that he had travelled through some sort of portal and teleported from one place to another. It is all a very bizarre tale, and one wonders how much truth any of it has, or what became of this mysterious ancient gateway.
Some tales are even more outlandish yet, such as is the case with an ancient Sumerian stargate that supposedly can be found in a massive ziggurat near Nasiriyah, a city about 370 km south-east of Baghdad, and which has sparked all manner of rumors and conspiracy theories. The stargate was allegedly discovered in the 1920s, and when word got out that it was there and actually worked many governments sent out expeditions to try and find it for their own purposes. Here is where conspiracy theories start to get fueled, with some claiming that the Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941 was started specifically as an excuse to gain control of the stargate. Of course Nazis come into play here, and they were said to have spent great resources and effort on finding the supposed stargate during World War II.
In later years, a persistent and bonkers conspiracy is that the United States actually launched the Iraq War of 2003 for the purpose of getting their hands on the stargate, which was at the time supposedly thought to have been moved to a cavern beneath one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces, where the dictator had learned to harness its power. America apparently got wind that Hussein had control of this powerful relic and moved in, thus starting the war. When Baghdad fell to American forces the area happened to fall smack in the middle of the highly guarded and fortified Green Zone, which the conspiracy states is no coincidence. There have been a few whistleblowers who allegedly have come out of the woodwork to confirm that The U.S. wanted access to this technology, including one Dan Burisch, who claims that he was part of a covert team that went into Iraq on a mission to find the portal. One researcher and advocate of this theory is a Dr. Michael Salla, who has said of America’s desire to possess the stargate and others like it thus:
Essentially more and more people are coming forward saying that they have been involved in these classified programs where these technologies are used quite regularly and that they are found all over the planet, Iraq is just one place they’re found. They are also located in places like Iran and Syria, which is why there is a push for America to go into Iran and intervene in the Syrian civil war. All this is very significant in what drives international conflict.
U.S. soldiers at an Iraqi ziggurat
It is all a fairly off-the-wall theory that has nevertheless gained momentum and popularity amongst some conspiracy theorists and has been much debated and discussed. Alas, it is totally unknown if such an object was ever really found at Nasiriyah, or if it is real what it really did. There is no evidence at all of any sort of stargate in some basement in Saddam Hussein’s palace, and it all remains pure conspiracy and speculation. However, it would make a pretty cool movie.
Although it is impossible to know whether these ancient stargates worked or who built them, there have been theories. Perhaps the most popular is that these “gods” the ancients spoke of were in fact advanced extraterrestrials who used their technology to fashion these portals and travel through them. Another is that many of these sites seem to lie on convergences of ley lines, or natural veins of energy said to crisscross our planet, and that they somehow harnessed and exploit this energy to create some kind of wormhole or dimensional doorway. There is also the idea that at least some of these sites may have held a miniature black hole or some other vortex that could allow travel over space or even through time. There is no way to know, and it is of course likely that this is all just legend, myth, and speculation.
It certainly is an alluring idea to think that among the many mysteries of the ancients they found a way to do what is typically firmly in the realm of science fiction; to travel across great distances in the blink of an eye through portals and stargates. If they were ever real where did these gateways take them? What wonders did they see when they stepped through? Perhaps just as curious is who or what stepped through from the other side? The answers remain buried in the mists of time, but it certainly does stoke the fires of the imagination.
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