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More on the Popocatepetl Volcano “Cylinder”

From Inexplicata:


Mexico: UFO in a Mountain Crater?

News Agency) An alleged elongated object entered the crater of the Popocatepetl
Volcano, 65 kilometers distant from the Mexican capital, causing astonishment
and confusion among experts and the public alike.

On October 25 at 20:45
local time, a camera from the TELEVISA TV network that monitors activity in the
giant volcano captured the image and immediately unleashed a firestorm of
discussions. The object’s measurements would have been 1 kilometer long by 200
meters wide, flying at a speed greater than that of an airliner, according to
scientific estimates.

However, the majority of experts, like astronomer
Julieta Fierro, a renowned science popularizer, took a more skeptical
stance. Fierro believes that it cannot be said for sure if the object fell
within the crater or if it is in fact “a galaxy 20,000 million light years away.
It could be something incredibly distant moving behind the Earth,” she

A similar opinion was voiced by William Lee, a member of the
Mexican Academy of Sciences, who said it was “a video error, given that there
was no visible interaction between the object and the atmosphere and gases
emanating from the volcano.”

Raul Rivera of the Servicio
Meteorologico Nacional (National Weather Service) said it was “an object whose
composition is simply unknown to us.”

[A note from Prof. Ana Luisa
: “Regarding the story of the cylindrical UFO in the volcano, it is worth
noting that it was recorded by the TELEVISA camera (not the same as the one used
by CENAPRED). I am pointing this out because some researchers have published
erroneous reports, thinking it is the same camera with the same specifications.
They further compound their error by saying CENAPRED takes photos every 30
seconds and then joins them to form a time lapse. The truth is that “CENAPRED
used an Pelco brand remotely controlled analog camera. It is a video camera that
takes pictures every 2 seconds approximately before placing them on the
Internet.” This information was directly provided to me by Ing. Gilberto
Castelán, responsible for monitoring maintenance and

Or it could have been a telescopic “hologram” that some ET civilization is using to explore our volcano systems from a nice, safe distance? Like from 50 to 100 light-years away?

Like what we plan to do in a primitive way using the “Square Kilometer Array?”

Mexico: More on the Popocatepetl “Cylinder”

Stanton Friedman: Flying Saucers and Science

Once again apologies for my infrequent posting. I have an ongoing family health crisis ( not me this time! ) which takes my time. But I’ll give you a little food for thought this week in this UFOTV video by Stanton Friedman, nuclear physicist and premier UFO researcher and major proponent of the nuts and bolts theory of UFOs.

Personally, I don’t think all UFOs are alien space vehicles, but there’s a chance a good many of them are, and Friedman gives his case a nice reason to be believed.


Flying Saucers and Science – Stanton Friedman LIVE

Snowflake UFO


An amazing UFO video has been posted to YouTube showing what is described as a “snowflake” mothership dropping light balls over an unidentified area of South America. What is it?

In the video, taken at night, a man, speaking Spanish, is amazed by the sight of a lighted ship hovering over what looks like a farmhouse. The craft is shaped like a giant snowflake and appears to be throwing off smaller lighted orbs. It’s not like anything ever filmed before.

An interpretation provided by commenters on the channel is not really necessary, since the man’s amazement is understood in any language. But his family comes for a look and are amazed as well.

There’s just no way to describe this amazing UFO which defies explanation and does not appear to be a CGI hoax. At the end of the video, a separate segment renders the image in what looks like the infrared spectrum and the light balls dropping from the craft are more easily seen.

It’s just incredible.

I’m reminded of the Cordwainer Smith story “The Burning of the Brain” in which the starship is shaped like an old Southern manor. Starships in this far future time are held together by force-fields, not metal. Thus there is no need for pressure or vacuum hulls. The description of the UFO by the witness and its unorthodox shape is no surprise if the craft is built by a highly advanced space-faring civilization.

‘Snowflake’ UFO Drops Light Balls over South America

UFOTV: The Urzi UFO Case

Antonio Urzi is a young man who lives in Italy and has filmed UFOs most of his life. They appear metallic, reflective and pretty solid. I recommend this movie for skeptics and paranormal believers also.

Also here.

History Channel: Ancient Aliens; Plagues and Epidemics

Throughout the history, and pre-history of our brand of humanity, we have been threatened and suffered many attacks of flus, plagues and pandemics.

In this episode of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel, the premise is that the above has an extraterrestrial source, both natural and/or intelligently guided.


Ancient Aliens; Plagues and Epidemics


Source: The Daily Saucer


Cornell University AIs Hold a Political Conversation

As you watch the following YouTube video from Cornell University, keep in mind the past and coming political debates. Note the similarities.

Scary, is it not, lol?

Cornell AIs Hold Conversation


WikiLeaks, Allnewsweb and the TEA Party

When one looks at the above title, the individual has to ask, WTF?

What could these three things have in common?

Well, according to ‘Mirage Men‘ author, Mark Pilkington, not really a whole hell of a lot, just rampant opportunism:

When the first mention of UFOs in the tranche of diplomatic papers unveiled by Wikileaks proved to be less than explosive, the ufological rumour machine went into interstellar overdrive with a wackyleak of its own, released on 17 January via ‘Allnewsweb’:

New secret UFO Wikileaks cable revealed

A source from within the inner circle of the Wikileaks team has confidentially leaked to All News Web the content of a State Dept cable, concerning UFO affairs, that Wikileaks has declined to upload onto their website.

“It is critical all embassy staff understand that they are not to discuss under any circumstance concerns DOD has with UFOs entering orbit, once again the seriousness of this matter cannot be overstated”

The cable was sent on 9 November, 2005 by the State Dept to a diplomat connected to the US embassy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Unlike Wikileaks’ own releases this one contained no actual documents (couldn’t they at least have made one up?), just a sensational message that was sure to get Exopolitical juices flowing and make Wikileaks look a bit hokey if the story ever escaped into the mainstream media – which, by the way, it didn’t. It even copied the Russian origin for this alleged cable from the earlier Wikileaks release, which emerged from the US embassy in Minsk.

The author of this message, and others like it (‘Barack Obama to make UFO Announcment’ etc), was one Michael Cohen, while the site carrying the story, Allnewsweb is part of the All News Network, which describes itself as ‘The Official News for the Tea Party’ and appears to allow anyone to post stories as long as they don’t obviously conflict with the Tea Party message. (Update: There seems to be some question as to the extent that the site is actually connected to the movement – see comments below).

So where’s all this leading? I’m not exactly sure, but this story in the Independent newspaper might provide some pointers:

The computer hackers’ collective Anonymous has uncovered a proposal by a consortium of private contractors to attack and discredit WikiLeaks…

The PowerPoint presentation claims that a trio of internet security companies – HB Gary Federal, Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies – are already prepared to attack WikiLeaks which is rumoured to be getting ready to release a cache of potentially embarrassing information on the Bank of America.

The presentation, which has been seen by The Independent, recommends a multi-pronged assault on WikiLeaks including deliberately submitting false documents to the website to undermine its credibility, pioneering cyber attacks to expose who the leakers to WikiLeaks are and going after sympathetic journalists.

Now I don’t want to make any grand leaps of conspiratorial connectivity, but I will propose the following:

if someone was trying to discredit Wikileaks – and there are many people and organisations who might wish to do so – then one way to do it might be to stir up nonsense UFO stories (the ‘Allnews’ posting  was just a few days after the first bona fide, if unsensational, UFO-related diplomatic paper had gone public) and disseminate them via a grass roots, broadly right-leaning political movement. This would certainly add an extra dimension to the idea of astro-turfing!

Whether Michael Cohen is an apolitical hoaxer, perhaps one hoping to turn a fast web-buck (see Kandinsky’s comment below), an overzealous believer in ET visitation, a ‘private security’ specialist working on behalf of someone else, or a mixture of all of the above, remains to be seen. In the mean time it’ll be interesting to look into the amount of cross over between the Tea Party movement, which is a very broad church, and the UFO/Exopolicial movement.

This isn’t the first time Michael Cohen has been accused of being a hoaxer, even on the conspiracy forum Above Top Secret he is considered persona non grata.

To be fair, I have posted and linked to Allnewsweb occasionally, if for no other reason than to grab some UFO stuff rather lazily on my part on a slow posting day. Guilty as charged.

But to take the site seriously? Naaah, not even close.

However, I still follow the UFO subject closely because it has the potential to become an explosive meme. It doesn’t matter if it’s hoaxed or not to become viral on the InnerTubes to attain religious value.

Just witness the Jerusalem UFOs on YouTube.

Wikileaks vs UFO Disinformation?

Even Gary Bekkum is skeptical

Gary Bekkum’s’s site is usually replete with government conspiracies, psychic spies, hamsters, Bigelow’s Skinwalker Ranch, Laura Eisenhower’s Mars Colony and other wondrous esoteric oddities that it’s hard to believe that Gary could be skeptical of anything.

But he is. He is very skeptical of the recent videos coming out on YouTube about the UFOs dive-bombing the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel. And I agree with him in that we should all be wise to question these events:

There is a dangerous new crowd afoot on the planet: weirdly twisted versions of our former selves roam at will, seeking to consume our rational minds.No, I’m not referring to extraterrestrial aliens sneaking their way into our bedrooms in the darkness to poke our bodies and steal our souls.

The new crowd is far more insidious than the alleged kidnappers from Planet Ten (or was it Planet Thirteen?). They lurk in the subconscious shadows of cyberspace, ready to pounce from the safety of their anonymous smirks, as their fingers tap dance across keyboards on all sides of the globe.

They are the Cyber Tricksters: Shadowy Avatars tracing their thoughts into your home as a play of light and shadow.

Some are artists; some are cons; some are, apparently, quite clever, indeed.

And some are making and distributing videos of alleged encounters with something unexplained: perhaps even something from beyond this world.

The question at hand: what are we to make of all the videos of alleged encounters with Unidentified Flying Objects?

The latest ‘contact’ with ‘the otherworldly’ reportedly took place in Jerusalem over the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. As of this moment, at least four videos have appeared on YouTube. Each of the videos appears to show a brilliantly illuminated object descend over the Dome of the Rock, and then zoom upwards at what appears to be an enormous velocity, disappearing into the blackness of the night sky.

We certainly cannot dismiss the possibility of alien life (even intelligent aliens) living on other worlds, somewhere else, ‘out there’ — besides UFOs, seriously bad weather, and confrontations in Egypt — today’s news includes the discovery of at least 54 potentially habitable planets by NASA’s Kepler space telescope.

Now it is also true that we have heard stories from former senior US intelligence types concerning a now-legendary tale of extraterrestrial contact with something not-of-this-Earth. We have also heard that no one really has a handle on the reality behind the tales, beyond a few rumors shared amongst the senior ranks. (We anxiously await Colonel John B. Alexander’s new UFO book to compare notes with our own sources.)

The latest Internet video craze should leave you in a similar state of mind: the visual displays are intriguing enough to fire up the engines of your imagination (or ire-up the engines of the skeptics) — but do you really want to believe?

Any intelligence capable of imagining their way from the depths of interstellar space to arrive here on Earth would be more than intelligent enough to play mind-games with the human race. Rather than bright lights in the sky, I would expect our new friends (enemies?) to employ a more covert and stealthy approach in their dealings with human beings. To further complicate the situation, consider recent developments in the breakthrough science of invisibility. Indeed, the reports of encounters that we have heard (from semi-official sources) fit the ‘high-strangeness’ profile better than any ‘nuts-and-bolts’ spacecraft explanation.

By all means enjoy the show, but keep in mind even if the alleged sighting is real  — and there are always reasons to doubt the veracity of even the best video evidence — seeing is not believing in the murky dark strangeness of paranormal activity. Just ask those who have been ‘down the rabbit hole’ for the US government.

In this age of PhotoShop, is any video real? Should we question any and all photographic proof of any type?

I’m afraid the answer is yes.

Do you believe your lying eyes?

Extraterrestrial Rapture: Will spooky Jerusalem UFO videos entice believers in aliens?

NASA Mono Lake Discussion about “alien” life form

On December 2nd, 2010, NASA scientists released a press conference about discovering “alien” life in Mono Lake, California. This life-form, instead of incorporating phosphorus into its DNA structure incorporated arsenic instead, which is a deadly poison to most life-forms on Earth, (including us!).

The theory here is that if there’s a possibility of a “shadow” ecology existing on this planet, life throughout the Universe must be very common and could incorporate a variety of chemicals in their various DNAs in order to exist.

Of course the word is still out whether there’s a shadow ecology on Earth and many are disputing the NASA scientists findings, but there’s no doubt this raises more questions than answers. And that’s the nature of science.

The NASA Mono Lake Discovery


Falcon 9 Static Fire 2 a Success

On December 3rd, 2010 SpaceX attempted a static fire test of all nine Falcon 9 engines on it’s second rocket with the first Dragon capsule to be launched December 7th, 2010. The first attempt was aborted because of excessive chamber pressure in one of the engines and in spite of the rapid recycling procedure the SpaceX launch crews are perfecting, another attempt was scrubbed. But on Saturday December 4th, a successful firing of all nine engines occurred and the rocket with the first operational Dragon capsule is cleared for it’s three day launch window, December 7 – 9, 2010.


This is an important milestone for the COTS program that will resupply the International Space Station given that the Space Shuttle is having severe mechanical/safety issues, probably due to their age.

Not only that, NASA is once again gripped in political drama that keeps it from doing it’s mission, and the definition of that mission.