Monthly Archives: January, 2010

Canadian Non-Missiles

When are missiles ‘not’ missiles?

When they fly over Canada of course!

Residents of a small coastal Newfoundland community are wondering if several objects shaped like “huge, oversized bullets” seen soaring through the sky on Monday evening were missiles.

“I went to take a picture of the sunset and when I went to do it, I saw these objects in the sky,” said Darlene Stewart, a resident of Harbour Mille, N.L., who, with her boyfriend, said she watched one missile-like object for 10 minutes, snapping several photos before the mystery projectile disappeared from view. “At first I didn’t have a clue until we looked through the binoculars, but we still weren’t quite sure but what we’ve seen from movies … it looked like a missile.”

Government officials weren’t saying on Wednesday what the objects might have been, but the mystery caught the attention of news outlets and police in Newfoundland.

“We confirmed that it was something,” Sergeant Wayne Edgecombe told CBC News on Wednesday. But he wouldn’t reveal what the investigation uncovered.

A grainy photo shot by Ms. Stewart shows a tube-like object flying at a 45-degree angle to the left against a grey sky, with an orange flame trailing behind. Ms. Stewart said she saw two other similar objects on the horizon, including one that appeared to be flying straight up into the air.

Neighbour Emmy Pardy also saw the objects from her balcony and says she was afraid they might hit land.

“With the naked eye, it kind of looked like a huge, oversized bullet,” said Ms. Pardy, 47, who is the town’s postmaster. “It made me feel a bit uneasy because knowing that there were three of them out there, I was worried something was going on out in the bay … I was scared about where they would land.”

She says an RCMP officer called her at home twice and confirmed her suspicion that what the three neighbours saw were in fact missiles and were fired from the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, about 25 kilometres off the southern coast of N.L.

“[The officer] said it was a missile and it was sent off over the French islands, and it was set off by the army over there,” Ms. Pardy said.

Yesterday however, RCMP spokesman Sergeant Andrew Buckle would not confirm the sighting was a missile. “The investigation is ongoing and we will be working with our various partners,” he said. “At this point it is not a criminal investigation so we will be doing very minor checks on it.”

Captain Kendra Allison, a spokeswoman for the Department of National Defence, told the National Post there were no planned Canadian missile exercises off the eastern seaboard Monday evening.

“We don’t see any threat to Canada at this time based on the sightings,” she said. “As far as we’re concerned, things are as per normal.”

A NORAD spokesperson also confirmed that the United States had no planned missile activity of any sort in the area.

David Charbonneau, a spokesman for Public Safety Canada, said the government was aware of reports of public sightings of unidentified objects in the sky off the coast of Newfoundland, but referred all questions to the RCMP.

On Wednesday morning, the French military confirmed it had completed submarine-based missile testing off the northwest coast of France. The testing concluded at 4:55 a.m., Newfoundland standard time, but there was no confirmed start time. The test was the first in a series of six planned in 2010 for the M51 nuclear missile.

According to the French military, the M51 has a range of approximately 10,000 kilometres. The distance between the test site in Audierne Bay, France, and Harbour Mille is only 3,800 kilometres.

François Delattre, the French ambassador to Canada, who was at the National Post’s offices on Wednesday on unrelated business, appeared to have little knowledge of the incident.

“I have just arrived in Toronto, I am sorry I have no comment,” Mr. Delattre said.

Alex Morrison, a military analyst at Dalhousie University’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, said the photo taken by Ms. Stewart appears to be that of a missile and suggested it could have come from a submarine.

“It would surprise me if the French or Americans were going to be conducting missile shoots in that area that they would not have told the Canadian government,” he said, adding that he’s never heard of French military forces being deployed to the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

“I don’t think there’s any sizeable military there so it would lead me to believe that it might be a sea launch,” Mr. Morrison said.

“It may well be that the agreement with the Canadian government says that any public statements made will have to be made by the government doing the firing. There’s a whole bunch of maybes.”

Liberal MP Gerry Byrne, who represents the Newfoundland riding of Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, told CBC News that with Parliament prorogued, he is left with a number of unanswered questions about any possible military operations in the area.

“There’s a credible body of evidence that suggests there’s something spectacular happened off of our shore,” Mr. Byrne said. “Before this goes any farther, I think the government needs to actually respond very quickly with a straightforward, factual statement.”

He said he would question the ministers of defence, transport and public safety about the incident if the House of Commons was sitting.

“If indeed this was a man-made object, that it was a missile, was there any potential risk to health and safety from collateral damage should the missile fire have failed?”

What’s going on here? Missiles that aren’t missiles, the British Royal Society discussing alien life, the light show in Norway a couple of months back that was supposedly a ‘missile’ and giant metal spheres orbiting the sun?

Are aliens letting us know they’re here, or are they something related to us?

The plot thickens!

N.L. residents puzzled by ‘oversized bullets’ in sky

Let the NASA funding battle begin!

Well, the almost official word from the Obama White House has leaked out before the official release of the February 1st 2011 Fiscal Year Budget that concerns NASA funding.

And congress-critters whose states have a piece of the Constellation Program pie ain’t too happy:

President Barack Obama’s new plan for NASA could spark a fiery battle on Monday when it reaches the halls of Congress, where the agency’s current vision to send American astronauts back to the moon enjoys strong bipartisan support.

The Obama plan would effectively kill NASA’s Project Constellation — a program the nation has invested $9 billion in over the last six years; one that big, politically important states from Florida to California have a stake in.

The White House would encourage the development of a commercial rocket to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

A Florida lawmaker called the plan “simply unacceptable.” A Maryland senator said she was troubled. And in Louisiana, where the tanks for the Ares I and Ares V rockets are being built, one legislator warned it would end the country’s position as the global leader in space.

“Based on initial reports about the administration’s plan for NASA, they are replacing lost shuttle jobs in Florida too slowly, risking US leadership in space to China and Russia, and relying too heavily on unproven commercial companies,” said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., a former astronaut, key Obama space advisor, and chairman of the House space subcommittee.

“If the $6 billion in extra funding is for a commercial rocket, then the bigger rocket for human exploration will be delayed well into the next decade. That is unacceptable.”

Administration officials say the proposed fiscal 2011 budget — due to be released Monday — will call for a $6 billion increase in NASA’s budget over five years.

But under Obama’s plan, NASA would shift focus from sending astronauts back to the moon to expanding research at the International Space Station and encouraging the commercial crew launches, administration officials said Wednesday. Those priorities would come at the expense of the Constellation program for human space flight, which a presidentialcommission warned in October has been under-funded and was not going to meet its targets.

My take on this is that the money should subsidize the infant commercial space launch companies like SpaceX, it’ll be cheaper in the long run and it’ll help the commercial sector develop infrastructure capable of developing the Earth-Moon system for business and colonization.

NASA still has it’s place, like developing new technologies that’ll take humans beyond the Earth-Moon system.

What I don’t like is what the space program has turned into, a pork-laden jobs program that produces nothing for decades. And votes for congress-critters.

NASA Plan Will Be Battle

Huge Metal Spheres Orbiting the Sun?

NASA has a reputation for evading questionable anomalies that have cropped up on their own film in their instruments since the early Space Age.

Many astronauts have witnessed weird things running along side their space capsules and the space shuttle and although all communications with manned spacecraft are recorded, some of the more “interesting” communiques get “lost” in archive hell, sort of like that huge warehouse the “Ark of the Covenant” is stashed in at the end of the movie ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’

Not only these get saved, but unmanned spacecraft’s information get the treatment too. As you see from this YouTube presentation, NASA’s ‘Stereo’ spacecraft takes some amazing film of the Sun and some interesting “things” are caught.

My disclaimer is that I don’t know if these things are Photoshopped, or if it’s possible to Photoshop them.

Decide for yourself.

Images from ‘Stereo Spacecraft’

VIDEO: Huge UFOs Orbiting the Sun

hat tip

NASA and the End of Government Funded Spaceflight

Government funded spaceflight might be coming to an end. To any of you whose teeth were cut on the Gemini, Apollo missions and the subsequent Moon landings on 1969 and into the early 1970s, this is heart-breaking.

How could this be happening? How could we have come to this point in our history in which NASA’s human spaceflight program could be defunded to the point that the only way US astronauts can get to the Space Station (mostly paid for by US taxpayers) is by the Russians?

I don’t know if many of you folks realize this, but the Space Shuttle Program comes to an end this year after five more flights. Oh, you didn’t? Don’t be offended, most ordinary folks don’t know this (but my wife did, which surprised me).

There is (almost was now) a program to replace the shuttle called the Constellation Program. Two major components of the program were two rockets, Ares 1, which was supposed to launch astronauts into low Earth orbit (LEO) and Ares 5, a huge rocket capable of putting 188 metric tons of equipment, cargo, a lunar lander and an Earth Departure Stage (EDS) which meets up with the Orion astronaut capsule that was launched on the Ares 1 rocket. The purpose of this stuff was to carry and establish a base on the Moon, as a precursor to learn how to live on the planet Mars. This was the Vision of Space Exploration, as espoused by the second President Bush in 2004.

Well, the problem with this was that, you guessed it, no extra money was allocated to NASA to carry out this mandate.

And so here we are six years later all the VSE produced was a test rocket which was launched this past October called the Ares 1-X. All it was, was a four segment solid rocket booster with a ‘dummy’ stage on top of it and was unpowered. The cost of the project, $445 million. Yup, half a billion samolians. At this rate we’ll have a human-rated Ares 1 rocket by 2017 at the earliest. After the space station is slated to take it’s final bath in the Pacific.

Needless to say ‘what’s the point’ then?

Well, this is just the short version of the conundrum, there’s much more to it that could be explained by folks who know more than I do.

Now, as the President’s new 2011 Budget is going to be submitted in February, much is going to be cut and the rumor is that all discretionary spending is to be frozen, other than the military, veteran’s spending, Medicare and Social Security.

That means NASA isn’t going to get anymore money alloted to it:

To attack the $1.4 trillion deficit, the White House will propose limits on discretionary spending unrelated to the military, veterans, homeland security and international affairs, according to senior administration officials. Also untouched are big entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

The freeze would affect $447 billion in spending, or 17% of the total federal budget, and would likely be overtaken by growth in the untouched areas of discretionary spending. It’s designed to save $250 billion over the coming decade, compared with what would have been spent had this area been allowed to rise along with inflation.

The administration officials said the cap won’t be imposed across the board. Some areas would see cuts while others, including education and investments related to job creation, would realize increases.

Among the areas that may be potentially subject to cuts: the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services.

“We’re not here to tell you we’ve solved the deficit, but you have to take steps to put spending under control,” a senior administration official said.

The spending freeze, which is expected to be included in Wednesday’s State of the Union address and the president’s Feb. 1 budget proposal, is one of a series of small-scale initiatives the White House is unrolling as the president adjusts to a more hostile political terrain in his second year. On Monday, the president unveiled a set of proposals aimed at making child care, college and elder care more affordable.

“Given Washington Democrats’ unprecedented spending binge, this is like announcing you’re going on a diet after winning a pie-eating contest,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R., Ohio). “Will the budget still double the debt over five years and triple it over 10? That’s the bottom line.”

That last line just kills me.

There’s one thing that could alleviate NASA’s pain somewhat and that’s a proposal to fund ‘commercial’ companies (which include Lockheed-Martin and Boeing BTW) to develop cargo and human rated carriers to the space station:

The White House has decided to begin funding private companies to carry NASA astronauts into space, but the proposal faces major political and budget hurdles, according to people familiar with the matter.

The controversial proposal, expected to be included in the Obama administration’s next budget, would open a new chapter in the U.S. space program. The goal is to set up a multiyear, multi-billion-dollar initiative allowing private firms, including some start-ups, to compete to build and operate spacecraft capable of ferrying U.S. astronauts into orbit—and eventually deeper into the solar system.

Congress is likely to challenge the concept’s safety and may balk at shifting dollars from existing National Aeronautics and Space Administration programs already hurting for funding to the new initiative. The White House’s ultimate commitment to the initiative is murky, according to these people, because the budget isn’t expected to outline a clear, long-term funding plan.

The White House’s NASA budget also envisions stepped-up support for climate-monitoring and environmental projects, along with enhanced international cooperation across both manned and unmanned programs.

Press officials for NASA and the White House have declined to comment. Industry and government officials have talked about the direction of the next NASA budget, but declined to be identified.

The idea of outsourcing a portion of NASA’s manned space program to the private sector gained momentum after recommendations from a presidential panel appointed last year. The panel, chaired by former Lockheed Martin Corp. Chairman Norman Augustine, argued that allowing companies to build and launch their own rockets and spacecraft to carry American astronauts into orbit would save money and also free up NASA to focus on more ambitious, longer-term goals.

However, many in NASA’s old guard oppose the plan. Charles Precourt, a former chief of NASA’s astronaut corps who is now a senior executive at aerospace and defense firm Alliant Techsystems Inc., said that farming out large portions of the manned space program to private firms would be a “really radical” and an “extremely high risk” path. Unless the overall budget goes up, he said, whatever new direction NASA pursues “isn’t going to be viable.”

Such arguments already are raging around NASA’s Ares I rocket, which could be replaced or scaled back if the commercial option gains traction. Some Ares I contract work could be shifted toward providing the basic elements of a future larger, more-powerful NASA family of rockets. Alliant and other Ares proponents have argued the program is several years behind schedule primarily because Congress and previous administrations failed to provide promised funding. According to some of these analyses, Congress in the past five years earmarked a total of about $4 billion less than initially projected for NASA’s manned exploration programs. The design of the Ares I also changed and became more complex since its inception.

Ares critics, on the other hand, counter that instead of costing about $4.3 billion as originally planned, the Ares booster is likely to cost more than three times that much. The program already has spent roughly $4 billion, and these critics say that exceeds original funding profiles for the Ares I by hundreds of millions of dollars. Moreover, they say that year-by-year expenditures actually exceeded the original timetable. NASA’s last budget projected spending another $9.5 billion through 2015.

The NASA budget, as it looks like in the Obama Administration is going to be determined year by year by the Office of Budget Management ( or is it Management and Budget?) and Congress.

Not exactly an edict from on high, isn’t it?

Imagine what it must be like to work for NASA right now?

It looks like the President punted the ball to Congress and is daring them to cancel or defund programs that are essential for jobs in their respective districts.

Well, they’re the ones who wanted the right to approve change to NASA programs in the first place, aren’t they?

Budget Freeze Is Proposed

White House Decides to Outsource NASA Work

Perennial Perceptions of UFO Archetypes

It has been noted in several blogs and articles concerning UFO sightings the ‘craft’, or whatever they are appear as saucers and elongated cucumbers.

Much has been theorized about the shapes of these sightings. Some have mentioned the shapes are influenced by cultural archetypes. Thus, the shapes of these images come from Kevin Arnold’s 1947 seminal sightings of vehicles that “skipped in the air like saucers” and the present archetype was instituted.

But 1947 was not the first time people saw anomalous figures in the air. Anomalous sightings in the present modern era (which I classify as post-American Civil War) were recorded in 1897:

[…]The alternative interpretation has always been that the reports from 1896/7 were actually sightings of extraterrestrial craft, and in a different age would be reported as UFOs or flying saucers, except that in the late 19th century they were being reported in terms familiar to people at the time. Ufologists point to the range of ‘radical misperceptions’ which generate UFO reports from mundane stimuli, and suggest that the same processes were creating the 1897 airship sightings. The ‘rumour’ hypothesis has been further refined by claims that the stories were transmitted by railroad telegraphers to while away the long night hours.

What you might think was the obvious solution to the mystery – that actual airships were flying over America at this time – seems to have been pushed to the margins by proponents of both sides of the debate. Is that such an impossible claim? We know that quite large dirigible lighter-than-air craft were operating in Europe at the time, is it possible that someone had built a viable airship in America?

Of course, here we enter the world of the mysterious eccentric secret inventor, and getting worryingly close to the fantasy aeroforms of Dellschau and the Sonora Aero Club. But is it possible that at least some, and maybe even most, of the 1897 airship sightings were just that – the sightings of a real, nuts and bolts airship?

Allen Danelek thinks so, and this book makes out an impressive, if not perhaps warertight case. He works methodically through the evidence for and against each hypothesis. The American newspapers were perhaps not quite such a haunt of ‘liars clubs’ as some historians have suggested, and much of the newspaper reporting seems to be sound. Danelek is well aware of the strengths of alternate interpretations, and accepts that many reports were indeed misinterpretations of astronomical and natural phenomena. But he claims that there are patterns in how the story developed and was reported that suggest this is not a complete explanation.

Would it be possible for an unknown airship builder (not ‘inventor’ because all the necessary technology was already known and often in use elsewhere) to have constructed and flown a vehicle which would have accounted for at least a significant proportion of the reports? Danelek goes, step-by-step through every detail of the technology he claims would be involved, and step-by-step demonstrates that such a craft could, theoretically, have been constructed and flown.

The key word, of course, is theoretically, because although each individual step is plausible enough, doubts begin to enter when you consider what would be involved in putting all these small steps together to produce the desired outcome.

Having itemised and considered the technical details with a great deal of background knowledge, Danelek attempt to tie them all together in a novel way – by writing a dramatised fictional account of how it could all work; creating characters and locations which could have come together at particular points in time, and resulted in the construction and destruction of the airship of 1897.

I can’t say I’m convinced, but this is a fascinating book which presents a viewpoint on 1897 which I do not think has been presented in such detail before. It is a stimulating and provocative thesis which deserves careful consideration.

There is one UFO shape that is carried over into the present century and that is the cigar shaped anomaly.

Is there a phallic archetype being presented here and could it be alien in nature?

And why would true aliens care about such things?

1897 and all that

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One Use For Gitmo

From Red Ice Creations:

The U.S. has begun preparing tents at Guantanamo Bay for Haitians migrants in case of a mass migration spurred by the earthquake, a senior official at the base said Wednesday.

About 100 tents, each capable of holding 10 people, have been erected and authorities have more than 1,000 more on hand in case waves of Haitians leave their homeland and are captured at sea, said Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Copeman.

Authorities have also has tested the latrine facilities and gathered cots and other supplies, said Copeman, the commander of the task force that runs the detention center for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo, where the U.S. holds nearly 200 men.

The Haitian migrants would be held on the opposite side of the base as the detention center, separated by some 2 1/2 miles of water across Guantanamo Bay, and would have no contact with the prisoners.
U.S. immigration officials have said they will fast-track applications for a federal designation that will allow illegal Haitian immigrants to live and work temporarily in this country, but only if they were in the U.S. on the day of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

The U.S. base in southeastern Cuba is also being used to transport supplies and personnel to the aid effort in Haiti, about 200 miles away.
In the early 1990s, it housed tens of thousands of Haitian boat people were held at Guantanamo until they could be sent home.

You gotta love the US military. Always ready to incarcerate folks for quick warehousing.

Katrina, anyone?

US Prepares Gitmo For 1000s of Haitians

Haitian ‘Shock Doctrine’

Naomi Klein’s ‘Shock Doctrine‘ currently is being played out in Haiti:

The Orwellian-named mercenary trade group, the International Peace Operations Association, didn’t waste much time in offering the “services” of its member companies to swoop down on Haiti for some old fashioned humanitarian assistance disaster profiteering. Within hours of the massive earthquake in Haiti, the IPOA created a special web page for prospective clients, saying: “In the wake of the tragic events in Haiti, a number of IPOA’s member companies are available and prepared to provide a wide variety of critical relief services to the earthquake’s victims.”

While some of the companies specialize in rapid housing construction, emergency relief shelters and transportation, others are private security companies that operate in Iraq and Afghanistan like Triple Canopy, the company that took over Blackwater’s massive State Department contract in Iraq. For years, Blackwater played a major role in IPOA until it left the group following the 2007 Nisour Square massacre.

In 2005, while still a leading member of IPOA, Blackwater’s owner Erik Prince deployed his forces in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Far from some sort of generous gift to the suffering people of the US gulf, Blackwater raked in some $70 million in Homeland Security contracts that began with a massive no-bid contract to provide protective services for FEMA. Blackwater billed US taxpayers $950 per man per day.

The current US program under which armed security companies work for the State Department in Iraq—the Worldwide Personal Protection Program—has its roots in Haiti during the Clinton administration. In 1994, private US forces, such as DynCorp, became a staple of US operations in the country following the overthrow of Jean Bertrand Aristide by CIA-backed death squads. When President Bush invaded Iraq, his administration radically expanded that program and turned it into the privatized paramilitary force it is today. At the time of his overthrow in 2004, Aristide was being protected by a San Francisco-based private security firm, the Steele Foundation.

What is unfolding in Haiti seems to be part of what Naomi Klein has labeled the “Shock Doctrine.” Indeed, on the Heritage Foundation blog, opportunity was being found in the crisis with a post titled: “Amidst the Suffering, Crisis in Haiti Offers Opportunities to the U.S.” “In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S. response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti earthquake offers opportunities to re-shape Haiti’s long-dysfunctional government and economy as well as to improve the public image of the United States in the region,” wrote Heritage fellow Jim Roberts in a post that was subsequently altered to tone down the shock doctrine language. The title was later changed to: “Things to Remember While Helping Haiti.”

During the past 24 hours, Haiti was hit with a 6.0 Richter ‘after-shock’ and the refugees leaving Port-Au-Prince are reaching staggering proportions. Death squads and price gouging ‘entrepreneurs’ are running rough-shod over the beleaguered population.

A perfect storm for ‘catastrophic capitalism!’

US “Security” Companies Offer “Services” in Haiti

Tesla Renaissance and Randle UFO Survey Results

Nikola Tesla was an inventor born at least two centuries ahead of his time. He was the embodiment of the artist and the technologist; a virtuoso on the same plain as DaVinci.

Now Tesla is receiving the attention he never got when he was alive, mainly because his technology is finally becoming reality, that was how ahead he was of his contemporaries. Even Edison.

Decades after he died penniless, Nikola Tesla is elbowing aside his old adversary Thomas Edison in the pantheon of geek gods.

When California engineers wanted to brand their new $100,000 electric sports car, one name stood out: Tesla. When circuit designers at microchip producer Nvidia Corp. in 2007 launched a new line of advanced processors, they called them Tesla. And when videogame writers at Capcom Entertainment in Silicon Valley needed a character who could understand alien spaceships for their new Dark Void saga, they found him in Nikola Tesla.

Tesla was a scientist and inventor who achieved fame and fortune in the 1880s for figuring out how to make alternating current work on a grand scale, electrifying the world. He created the first major hydroelectric dam, at Niagara Falls. He thrilled packed theaters with presentations in which he ran high voltage through his body to illuminate a fluorescent light in his hand. His inventions helped Guglielmo Marconi develop radio.

And his rivalry with Edison—called the Battle of the Currents because Edison had bet on direct current—was legendary. Tesla won the contest, when his AC equipment powered an unprecedented display of electric light at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Fifty years later, the 86-year-old Serbian emigré died in obscurity at a New York hotel, unmarried, childless and bereft of friends. Meanwhile, Edison was lionized for generations as one of America’s greatest inventors.

But Tesla has been rediscovered by technophiles, including Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page, who frequently cites him as an early inspiration. And Teslamania is going increasingly mainstream.

An early hint was “Tesla Girls,” a 1984 single from the British technopop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Performance artist Laurie Anderson has said she was fascinated by Tesla. David Bowie played a fictionalized version of him in the 2006 film “The Prestige,” alongside Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. Director Terry Gilliam described Tesla in a recent documentary film as “more of an artist than a scientist in some strange way.”

Tesla, in short, is cool.

I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that one of the founders of Google is interested in Tesla. Larry Page is utilizing one of Tesla’s concepts of using the atmosphere to transmit information.

Wireless is the future you know.

Long-Dead Inventor Nikola Tesla Is Electrifying Hip Techies

Military veteran and UFO researcher Kevin Randle took a poll at his website recently concerning what “crashed” at Roswell over 60 years ago and the choices were; Alien Spacecraft, Mogul Balloon, Experimental Aircraft and White Sands Rocket.

He wasn’t surprised about the results of three of the choices and gives reasons why, but one result gives him pause, ‘Experimental Aircraft’:

What I don’t understand is why anyone would think that Roswell could be explained as an experimental aircraft. What could they possibly have been testing in 1947 that isn’t overwhelmed by our technology today? There is nothing that would have been classified and experimental in 1947 that isn’t superceded by the latest, 21st century, technologies. By 2010 standards, anything from 1947 would look primitive (unless, of course, it was extraterrestrial).

Yes and no. Yes, quite possibly any tech the Air Force could be testing at the time would be considered quite primitive by 21st century standards, but it would still be considered decades ahead of what we had in the 1940s, thus it was still super-secret.

In fact, much of Operation Paperclip is still considered top secret.

And rockets weren’t the only thing the Nazis were testing at Peenemunde the legend goes.

The only problem with this theory is that the timelines are suspect. VonBraun and the others didn’t get to White Sands until 1946 and the Roswell crash happened in 1947, only a year after the Paperclip scientists arrived in the States, hardly any time to influence any experimental projects the Air Force might have had.

What do you think?

Roswell UFO Crash Survey Results

Evidence of Pre-historic Science?

Ever since this cycle of civilization began, pre-historic science and measurement were reputed to be legend and myth.

Neolithic structures such as Stonehenge certainly used aspects of this system and were incorporated into the structure.

Thus ancient peoples of Britain (and the world) were able to tell when it was time to plant and harvest crops and to celebrate the moon, stars and sun.

How did these ancient folks build structures as Stonehenge and  others that dot the surface of the planet?

Was/is there a guiding influence of ancient pre-historical science that taps into primordial energy?

And can it be tapped now-a-days?

It is strange where research can lead you. More than a decade has passed since we joined forces to try and find out if there was any reality to a claim that highly accurate units of length had been in used during the British Neolithic. We found that these supposedly primitive people were using a highly developed science that connected them to the rhythms of the Earth.

This led us on to realise that the science used by these Neolithic people did not die out as we first assumed. In our most recent book – Before the Pyramids, we have uncovered rock-solid evidence that the powers-that-be in Washington DC – in the Whitehouse, the US military and the highest levels of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry are aware of, and secretly celebrating this ancient system of science.

But our biggest personal challenge has been to face up to the consequences of our own findings; because they have brought us to the point where we have found compelling evidence that our planet and its environment has been carefully designed for us. Stranger still there appears to be a message built into the very fabric of the solar system itself.

This was not a finding that we had looked for, or even cared for. We are very pragmatic people working in an area of ancient research that is specialised and very sober. Here was an idea that was apparently outrageous – but apparently inescapable.

In early 2009 we had decided to revisit all of out findings that had resulted in three joint books plus one still in draft manuscript form (now published). We were troubled because, despite one of us being an agnostic and the other an atheist, we could not escape the conclusion that we were looking at a message from what we called the UCA (Unknown Creative Agency) that had designed our solar system and all life on Earth.

Then in late November 2009 we were contacted by David Cumming, an expert in AI (artificial intelligence) who had studied our evidence in great detail and independently come to the same conclusion. He claimed that it formed an equation that a very clear message from the creator.

That equation has been refined to:

We will describe the mathematics at the end of this article, but the important point is this:

Hlf.π is the specification of the SETI Communications frequency for extraterrestrial messages based on a galactic aspect of the hydrogen atom. This shouts, “Pay attention – this is a message”.

Ω are the numerals of the base ten counting system. This states; “ten-fingered humans I am talking to you”.

The left-hand side of the equation equal’s the right-hand side, which is the speed of light in a vacuum measured in Thoms per second (Earth/Moon/Sun harmonic units). This says, “the message is from the creator” (because the speed of light is the most significant physical reality in the universe).

Is this credible?

The facts behind it certainly are. But we thought we should go back to retrace some of our key findings over the years to help you decide.

Is the equation a message from the ‘Creator?’

Or are we dealing with an alien intelligence that is several levels of intelligence above us like we are above ants?

For all intents and purposes, does it really matter?

Was our solar system designed to produce humans?

The Things by Peter Watts

Again one of my favorite contemporary science-fiction authors writes a masterpiece.

Peter Watts, whose life often resembles one of the characters from his stories, has come up with a modern version of Don A. Stuart’s (John W. Campbell Jr.) ‘Who Goes There’ (The Thing (From Another World)) titled ‘The Things.’

It is now printed online for free at the sci-fi ezine Clarkesworld:

I am being Blair. I escape out the back as the world comes in through the front.

I am being Copper. I am rising from the dead.

I am being Childs. I am guarding the main entrance.

The names don’t matter. They are placeholders, nothing more; all biomass is interchangeable. What matters is that these are all that is left of me. The world has burned everything else.

I see myself through the window, loping through the storm, wearing Blair.  MacReady has told me to burn Blair if he comes back alone, but MacReady still thinks I am one of him. I am not: I am being Blair, and I am at the door. I am being Childs, and I let myself in. I take brief communion, tendrils writhing forth from my faces, intertwining: I am BlairChilds, exchanging news of the world.

The world has found me out. It has discovered my burrow beneath the tool shed, the half-finished lifeboat cannibalized from the viscera of dead helicopters. The world is busy destroying my means of escape. Then it will come back for me.

There is only one option left. I disintegrate. Being Blair, I go to share the plan with Copper and to feed on the rotting biomass once calledClarke; so many changes in so short a time have dangerously depleted my reserves. Being Childs, I have already consumed what was left of Fuchs and am replenished for the next phase.  I sling the flamethrower onto my back and head outside, into the long Antarctic night.

I will go into the storm, and never come back.

I’m stopping here because I want you to go to Clarkesworld and read the story.

I’m going to.

The Things by Peter Watts