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NAZIS TRIED TO TEACH DOGS HOW TO TALK, READ, AND WRITE

Adolf Hitler and a German Shepherd, near the Berghof.

 

Adolf Hitler loved his dogs so much he had Nazi scientists train them to read and write.

Such bizarre experiments are detailed in a new book, “Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities,” by a lecturer at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales.

“In the 1920s, Germany had numerous ‘new animal psychologists’ who believed dogs were nearly as intelligent as humans, and capable of abstract thinking and communication,” Dr. Jan Bondeson told The Times of London.

“Part of the Nazi philosophy was that there was a strong bond between humans and nature — they believed a good Nazi should be an animal friend,” he said.

Several clever canines even managed to learn a few new tricks, Bondeson writes.

One dog, an Airdale terrier named Rolf, was able to tap out the alphabet with his paws and shared thoughts on religion. Another pooch, Don, spoke German and could bark, “Hungry! Give me cakes.”

Bondeson also writes that a dog was said to bark “Mein Fuhrer” when he heard the name Adolf Hitler.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/05/26/2011-05-26_hiters_nazi_scientists_sought_to_teach_dogs_to_talk_read_write_book.html#ixzz1NgZLFExA

 


MYSTERY SEA CREATURE BAFFLES MARINE BIOLOGISTS

 

A MYSTERY sea creature spotted in the Mersey has experts baffled.

The “monster” was snapped off Seacombe Ferry at 9am yesterday by photographer Mark Harrison.

Paul Renolds, from the Blue Planet Aquarium, who studied the photos, said: “It is virtually impossible to actually identify, but this is the time of year when large numbers of basking sharks, the second largest shark species in the world after whale sharks, head towards waters off the Isle of Man.”

 

Read More http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/05/25/mystery-mersey-monster-baffles-marine-life-experts-100252-28758710/#ixzz1NUkyOjVW

 


Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: Fate Stories

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Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  Once again, it is that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Author, Arlene Uslander, is an award-winning journalist who has published hundres of articles and essays as well as sixteen non-fiction books. Tonight she will talk to us about “The Mystery of Fate : Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention?”, a collection of stories where some apparent force has intervened in the lives of everyday people.  We’ll talk about some of her favorite events and he own views on Fate.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast.

See you in the shadows, if you dare…

 


NEW SPOKANE RIVER BIGFOOT VIDEO

Wow, two great Bigfoot videos in the same week!  First the Ketchikan, Alaska video and now this new one from the Spokane River area.

Here’s the clip, originally posted by YouTube user samantha13950 with the following description:

While hiking, we accidentally caught an image of bigfoot walking through the woods. I didn’t even notice until I got home and saw it on the computer! This scared the crap out of us!

 

 

 


ROBOTS DEVELOP THEIR OWN LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER

Learning all the time: The Lingodroids project at the University of Queensland has developed robots that can create and speak their own language

In the Terminator films it was the moment when machines learned to think for themselves that sparked the downfall of humanity.

If that hypothesis proves to be true then scientists at the University of Queensland might have a lot to answer for.

Their Lingodroid project has developed robots that are creating and speaking their own languages – and increasing their own knowledge in the process.

The robot language has now evolved to a point where they can arrange to meet each other in different places, and even hold polite conversations.

‘Words’ are electronic noises, created using a random number of syllables, which are then assigned to locations. Location names created so far have included ‘kuzo’, ‘jaro’ and ‘fexo’. Each location was around a few metres in size.

To test and develop their language skills the Lingodroids play ‘word’ games in which they arrange to meet in other places, and it has worked successfully in simulations and in a real office.

The robots are creating their own ‘words’ because human languages are so complex and nuanced that the robots found it hard to decipher.

‘Robot-robot languages take the human out of the loop,’ project leader Dr Ruth Schulz told the BBC.

‘This is important because the robots demonstrate that they understand the meaning of the words they invent independent of humans.’

The Lingodroids themselves are two-wheeled robots, looking not too dissimilar to some vacuum cleaners, which use an onboard camera, sonar and a laser range-finder to map the space around them.

The language, which sounds similar to the keytones on a phone, is actually spoken aloud by the robots using a microphone and speaker.

Games played among them include the go-to, the where-are-we and the how-far game.

In the where-are-we game, the robots map their environment independently by driving around, and then whenever they meet another robot, one gives the area in which they meet a name and both update their vocabulary with the new word.

Sci-fi: In the Terminator series of films the moment when robots learned to speak for themselves that brought catastrophic consequences

 

In the go-to game, one robot chooses a location, both robots find the place in their own map, and then the navigate to that place independently.

The vocabulary this creates, called a toponymic lexicon, allows the robots to go on to develop ‘words’ for distances and directions.

With their expanded lexicon, the robots were even able to meet each other in places they had talked about but never been together, and to describe places they ‘imagined’ exist outside their own maps.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1390627/Lingodroid-project-sees-robots-develop-language-allows-meet-chat-imagine-things-knowledge.html#ixzz1NKRVQfQz


TROUBLED HOUSE CALLS 911, COPS COME TO THE RESCUE

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — It sounds like a scene from a Poltergeist movie. A house in Massachusetts, getting ravaged by water from a leaky pipe, managed to call for help on its own.

Police got a 911 hang-up call Wednesday and when they called back they just got static.

So officers headed out, they made a forced entry and found a total mess.

Wood floors were buckled, ceilings were sagging, the basement was filled with five feet of water and potentially toxic mold was growing all over the place.

It appears the water short-circuited the phone system, triggering a 911 call.

 

 

 

Source:  http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/bizarre&id=8104825


BREAKING NEWS: GREY BIGFOOT FILMED IN KETCHIKAN, ALASKA

Still frame from bigfoot video, Ketchikan, AK

This YouTube video was uploaded on May 10, 2011. While the creature appears very briefly (less than a second), it is somewhat clearer than the typical “blobsquatch” videos out there.  That, combined with the cameraman’s apparent genuine fear and excitement reflected in his voice, makes this video worth taking a closer look.

Here’s what the original post by YouTube user putua76 had to say about the clip:

I was on a logging road in Ketchikan hiking with my friend when I saw it! Boy did my heart start racing!! It was about 40 yards from the road! Not sure if it knew I was there or not, because the noise of flowing water from the stream. It seemed to travel fast! It made my hair stand up!! At one point you can see a whitish yellowish thing in it’s hand! I believe it was skunk cabbage. Not sure, but it is in bloom.
You see it jump and after that point it just seems to disappear. There was a lot of brush and trees between it and I, I could not tell where it had gone. It was a scary sort of exciting feeling at the same time!! We went to search for tracks but the river bed where we thought it was walking was full of perfect skiping rocks, we found no prints! If there is a BigFoot, Sasquatch, or Kushtaka I swear I saw him!!

 

 


Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: Magic and Witchcraft

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10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  It’s that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Tonight’s guest is author and magical practitioner Allie Theiss, who will join us to talk about her experiences with magic and witchcraft.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…

 


WAS ROSWELL UFO A SOVIET SPY PLANE MANNED BY DEFORMED CHILDREN?

Author Annie Jacobsen and her book 'Area 51'

Devotees of science fiction have been convinced for decades that an alien spacecraft crashed in the desert of New Mexico – and that the American government covered up the recovery of extraterrestrial bodies.

The so-called Roswell Incident of 1947 spawned conspiracy theories by the score.

But now, sadly for UFO spotters, a new book offers an entirely man-made – and some would say even more bizarre – explanation, featuring two of the greatest villains of 20th century history: the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and the infamous Nazi “Angel of Death” Dr Joseph Mengele.

During a powerful storm in July, 1947, an object crashed near a rancher’s home in Roswell, New Mexico.

Roswell army air base initially said that a “flying disc” had come down, but hours later, as government scientists arrived in the area, it was stated instead that a weather balloon had crashed.

The incident went largely unreported until books and documentaries in the 1970s made allegations of alien life forms.

Area 51, the new book by Annie Jacobsen, is based on interviews with scientists and engineers who worked in Area 51, the top secret test base in the Nevada desert.

It dismisses the alien story and puts forward the theory that Stalin was inspired by Orson Wells’s famous radio adaptation of the HG Wells novel War of the Worlds, which provoked hysteria across America when broadcast in 1938. According to the book, the plot started after the Soviet Unionseized from Germany at the end of the war the jet-propelled, single wing Horton Ho 229 – a fighter said to be the forerunner of the modern B2 stealth bomber.

This is where Mengele enters the story. The Nazi doctor, who experimented on prisoners in Auschwitz and fled to South America after the war, was supposedly enlisted to create a crew of “grotesque, child-size aviators” in return for a eugenics laboratory.

The book says that the plane was filled with “alien-like” children, aged 12 or 13, who Stalin wanted to land in America and cause hysteria similar to the 1938 broadcast. But, the plane, remotely piloted by another aircraft, crashed and the Americans hushed up the incident.

Jacobsen’s source, a retired engineer from the former defence company EG&G, which handled the US government’s most sensitive projects, said he was put on to the Roswell project in Area 51 in 1978.

Miss Jacobsen writes: “They found bodies alongside the crashed craft. These were not aliens. Nor were they consenting airmen. They were human guinea pigs. Unusually petite for pilots, they appeared to be children. Each was under five feet tall.

“They were grotesquely deformed, but each in the same manner as the others. They had unusually large heads and abnormally shaped oversize eyes.”

Two were supposedly found “comatose but still alive”.

The EG&G engineers were told “that seeing the bodies would be a shocking and disturbing experience”.

Perhaps not surprisingly, a spokesman for the US Air Force said: “We have not yet read this book so we are not able to make a comment on it.”

 

Source:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/ufo/8512408/Roswell-was-Soviet-plot-to-create-US-panic.html


HABITABLE PLANET FOUND OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

A planet 20 light years away is the first outside the solar system to be officially declared habitable by European scientists.

The ‘exoplanet’ Gliese 581d has conditions that could support Earth-like life, including possible watery oceans and rainfall, they say.

Yet any future space voyagers landing there would find themselves in truly alien surroundings.

The sky is likely to be murky red, not blue, gravity is twice that of Earth, doubling the weight of anyone standing on the surface, and the carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere would almost certainly not be breathable by humans.

 

Source: http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2011/05/17/Planet_outside_solar_system_is_habitable_613962.html

 


WILL NEXT SATURDAY BE THE END OF THE WORLD?

Harold Camping (inset) is the progenitor of the most recent doomsday theory.

 

Next Saturday will be the end of the world… that is, if you believe Harold Camping and his devoted group of Christian followers.  They believe the Rapture, as prophesied in the Bible, will take place on May 21, 2001.

 

Spring is finally here — but apparently, the apocalypse will be fast on its trail. That’s the word from a slight but outspoken group of spiritual devotees who believe that the world as we know it is coming to an end.

Maybe you’ve already encountered the literature: pamphlets, subway ads,billboards on the side of the highway. “Judgment Day is coming” reads one billboard, which features a man praying in silhouette against a sunset backdrop. These are the works of a peculiar breed of Christian activists who’ve taken to the road to preach their belief in the fast-approaching End of Days. The self-appointed harbingers are not tied to any particular church — they claim organized religion has been corrupted by the devil — but rather to Internet- and radio-based ministries. And their lone mission is to tell anyone and everyone that the end of days is May 21. That’s when, they insist, God’s true believers will be lifted into heaven and saved, during a biblical event widely referred to as the Rapture.

The finer points of Christian eschatology have long been the subject of dispute (not to mention the inspiration for movies and books, like the blockbuster “Left Behind” series). Though mainstream churches reject the the notion that doomsday can be predicted by any man, fringe scholars continue to work feverishly pinpointing the moment of the final, divine revelation. And one such man — 89-year-old radio host Harold Camping — has been at the game for decades.

In the early ’90s, Camping published a book titled “1994?,” which claimed judgment day would arrive in September of that year. When confronted with such a staggering anticlimax — the world, after all, kept on spinning — Camping chose not to be discouraged, but to learn from his mistakes. (He hadn’t considered the Book of Jeremiah, he says.) A civil engineer by trade, Camping went back to the drawing board and continued to crunch the numbers, before arriving at the adamant determination that Rapture would come on May 21, 2011. He began to spread the word through his broadcasting network, Family Radio, in 2009, and quickly built up a fervid following.

But what, exactly, is his argument? We’ve compiled an explainer below with all the information you’ll need to prepare for May 21.

What happens during and after the Rapture?

In a nutshell: The worthy dead will first rise up to heaven, followed shortly thereafter by about 200 million faithful followers saved by God. Those left behind will endure several months of ghastly torment. And what remains of our fair Earth will swiftly careen toward its ultimate destruction — which will occur in October.

According to one advocate, Brian Haubert, who was interviewed for a recent article published by NPR:

 

On May 21, “starting in the Pacific Rim at around the 6 p.m. local time hour, in each time zone, there will be a great earthquake, such as has never been in the history of the Earth,” he says. The true Christian believers — he hopes he’s one of them — will be “raptured”: They’ll fly upward to heaven. And for the rest?

“It’s just the horror of horror stories,” he says, “and on top of all that, there’s no more salvation at that point. And then the Bible says it will be 153 days later that the entire universe and planet Earth will be destroyed forever.”

 

Why does Camping believe the end is nigh?

Camping and his affiliates present at least three explanations — what he refers to as “infallible, absolute proofs” — for May 21 being the day.

 

  • It’s the anniversary of Noah’s Flood: A great deal of effort has been made by biblical literalists over the years to identify the exact chronology of the events dictated in the Old Testament. Some scholars, including Camping, adhere to the theory that the Biblical Flood took place on May 21 in the year 4,990 B.C. Then, in Genesis, God told Noah seven days before the Flood to warn people of the impending cataclysm. And Camping posits that this figure, seven days, holds greater significance than meets the eye. According to the biblical passage 2 Peter 3:8, “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Therefore, argues Camping, Rapture should occur 7,000 years after the Flood. And the 7,000th anniversary of the biblical deluge, by his math, falls on May 21, 2011.
  • It’s the anniversary of Creation … sort of: Another piece of evidence — explained by Family Radio affiliate eBibleFellowship — suggests that the world began in 11,013 B.C., and its 13,000th anniversary came and went in 1988. During that year, apparently on May 21, the end of the “church age” came to pass. Then, a 23-year time of “tribulation” began, during which Satan claimed dominion over all the world’s churches. (Camping also supports this notion. He claims that the number “23” — far from just being apoorly received Jim Carrey film — also represents “destruction” in biblical symbology.) The end of this particular period of cosmological strife is said to fall on May 21, 2011.
  • Divine Numerology: This elaborate line of reasoning first argues that Jesus Christ was killed on April 1 in the year 33 A.D. Using that date, the crucifixion would have occurred exactly 1,978 years and 51 days — or 722,500 days — before May 21, 2011. It turns out that 722,500 is also the product of an equation — (5 x 10 x 17)^2 — that includes three different numbers of significance, according to Camping. Five means “atonement.” Ten indicates “completeness.”And 17 signifies “heaven.” Thus: Armageddon.

 

Read more:  http://www.salon.com/news/religion/?story%3D/news/feature/2011/05/10/rapture_may_21


Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: Mike O’Mary and the power of gratitude

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10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT: It’s that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Our guest tonight is Mike O’Mary, founder of the Note Project, a campaign to make the world a million times better by inspiring 1 million people to share notes of appreciation with others. In addition, Mike is author of The Note, a book about the power of appreciation, and Wise Men and Other Stories, a collection of holiday-related essays.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…


SURGEONS ATTACH BOY’S LEG ON BACKWARDS

This incredible video from CNN is an amazing story of not just what modern science is capable of, but also of the inspiring spirit of this young boy who dealt with cancer and overcame the odds by choosing this rare corrective surgery.

 

 

Source: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2011/05/10/dnt.leg.attached.backwards.wjw?iref=allsearch


RARE CONJOINED TWINS WHO SHARE A SINGLE BODY BORN

A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

The conjoined twins, who share a single body, two arms and two legs, were born by Caesarean section last week, according to officials.

The sisters are believed to suffer from a condition known as dicephalic parapagus – an extremely unusual form of twin conjoinment where only a single body develops.

A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

The conjoined twins, who share a single body, two arms and two legs, were born by Caesarean section last week, according to officials.

The sisters are believed to suffer from a condition known as dicephalic parapagus – an extremely unusual form of twin conjoinment where only a single body develops.

Rare condition: The two-head conjoined twin girls were born in a hospital in Suining city in southwest China's Sichuan province last week

Because they share the same body, it is not possible to separate dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins.

The birth of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins – who develop after a fertilized egg cell fails to divide fully – is extremely rare, with most cases occurring in southwest Asia and Africa.

Intensive care: The twins will require around-the-clock attention

Sister act: Conjoined twins are extremely rare, occurring once in 100,000 births, while the dicephalic parapagus form of the condition is almost unheard of

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385271/Rare-conjoined-twins-share-single-body-born-China.html#ixzz1LuqA2q9L

 


HAUNTED ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ MANSION FOR SALE

 

Season 10’s “American Idol” house is not some Victorian-era mansion or even an abandoned mid-century modern from the 1960s, yet the contestants on Fox’s hit show claim that the place is indeed haunted.

Built in 2008 the home now abandoned by the singers, has hit the Beverly Glen real estate market with a listing price of $12,000,000.

First reported by celebrity site TMZ, reports of paranormal activity began with “bizarre flickering lights” followed by an infestation of spiders. A few of the reality show stars told OK! Magazine that they saw “a hand falling down from the ceiling.” (They also admit to watching a horror movie at the time.)

But apparently the last straw was when several of the cast-mates “claim they watched a bed sheet suddenly take on a life of its own and float down an empty hallway.”

That and the roof leaked a little bit during a torrential Los Angeles rain storm.

 

Read more:  http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/07/haunted-american-idol-mansion-for-sale-for-12m/

 

 


IS THIS ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF A LIVING ALIEN GREY?

This video, first reported by Michael Cohen of allnewsweb.com, claims to show archival secret footage of an alien Grey. Here’s the text that accompanied the video:

Alien footage leaked of Roswell UFO crash survivor

Michael Cohen m.cohen@allnewsweb.com

Old footage showing a “grey” type alien who might have been a survivor of the Roswell UFO crash that occurred over sixty years ago in New Mexico has been released onto the Internet. The black and white clip is allegedly part of a much larger collection of footage that was filmed by government agents working on top secret UFO and alien matters between the years 1942 and 1969. Only a fraction of the much longer 180 minute archive of footage has been released thus so far.

The people or person who leaked the footage alleges to have done so anonymously as a precaution to ensure their safety. The alien seen in the video is clearly humanoid and is said to originate from the nearby Zeta Reticuli star system. As can be seen he is wearing the tight fitting space suit so commonly described by those who have experienced close encounters with aliens

It is this publication’s believe that this footage is genuine and this is yet another deliberate leak attesting to government knowledge on the UFO issue on the road to to an official announcement of knowledge of alien visitors to Earth.

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Here’s the video, let us know what you think: clever CGI fake, or the real deal?

 

Declassified Alien Footage?



BREAKING NEWS: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD!

I know this isn’t particularly weird news, but it is so historic and newsworthy I just had to announce it:  the great news that Osama Bin Laden has finally been killed. Word is spreading fast, and President Obama is about to announce the news officially.

God bless America.


WAS STAR TREK’S “ENTERPRISE” HOVERING OVER ROYAL WEDDING?

Wow, I swear I could have seen this episode where Kirk, Spock and McCoy have to travel back in time to avert a royal wedding disaster, making sure the perfect wedding dress arrives just in the nick of time to prevent Kate Middleton from having a bridezilla meltdown in front of millions, and thus changing the entire course of human history…

LONDON: Looks like Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton will have some unexpected guests at their wedding. A tourist has reportedly filmed a UFO hovering over Westminster Abbey, the venue for Friday’s royal wedding.

The two-and-a half-minute video footage shows a shimmering white object in a cloudless blue sky near Big Ben. It seems to move and shift shape, but to have three sections, like the starship USS Enterprise from TV’s Star Trek.

“First we thought it was a parachute but it was way too high up,” the Sun quoted the tourist as posting it on the Internet. “It changed shape but stayed there for at least 30 minutes. Then I lost sight of it,” the tourist added.

Source:  http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-29/uk/29487059_1_royal-wedding-kate-middleton-prince-william-and-fiancee

 

Then again, maybe Kirk and the boys were just crashing the royal wedding, 23rd Century-style.  All joking aside, apparently it’s not unusual for UFOs to show up at big events like the royal wedding, in fact it was predicted by a former Air Force officer just days before the event:

The upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is expected to be viewed by more than a billion people worldwide — and possibly a few extraterrestrials, according to at least one former military officer.

George Filer, a retired Air Force major, runs the National UFO Center and says it’s common to see UFOs around important events.

“The craft seem to have an interest in anything important,” Filer told AOL News. “They’ve been sighted recently over Libya and near the Japanese tsunami.”

Filer says his center averages more than 1,000 sightings a month, and he expects to get a few UFO reports from the area surrounding Westminster Abbey, the site of the April 29 wedding.

There are two reasons behind Filer’s prediction: In the last few weeks, he’s been getting reports from British Royal Air Force pilots who reported seeing UFOs over the English Channel, and, more importantly, he says the royal family is very interested in the UFO phenomenon.

Filer knows this personally because he once had a conversation about UFOs with William’s grandfather, Prince Philip.

“It was around 1961 or ’62, when I was a navigator in a tanker,” Filer said. “He met with a group of us after a dinner because he wanted to talk about UFOs. He told us that the RAF had stopped sending fighters after UFOs because some of them didn’t come back.

“They decided to send tankers, which were nearly as fast as the fighters but could hold 15 hours of fuel, compared to two for the fighters.”

Filer says the prince also revealed that his interest in UFOs was more than just concerns of national security — it was personal.

“I asked him why he was so interested in UFOs and he explained that his uncle, the Earl Mountbatten, had seen them up close,” Filer said.

Even though the meeting took place during the Cold War, Filer discounts the underlying possibility that the UFOs seen during the period were actually Soviet craft.

“That was always a possibility, but it seemed unlikely since these craft were bigger than expected — it’s like an aircraft carrier in space,” he said. “However, the Soviets did try to penetrate the airspace of the United Kingdom and the United States quite regularly.”

Filer’s account of Prince Philip’s UFO interest gets support from Colin Andrews, a renowned investigator of crop circles in Britain during the 1980s. Crop circles — a term coined by Andrews — are mysterious patterns, created by the flattening of crops, that many people believe have been created by extraterrestrials.

“The queen even put a book of mine about the subject, called ‘Circular Evidence,’ on her official summer reading list, the first paranormal book ever included,” Andrews told AOL News. “Prince Philip and the queen are particularly interested in the subject. And their interest seems to be based on personal experiences.”

Andrews says the queen even sent him a letter confirming that very fact, despite official denials from the British government and the royal family.

“I have numerous documents attesting to that, even though Nick Pope, the head of the UFO project of the Ministry of Defense, publicly stated the queen and the government had no official interest in UFOs,” Andrews said. “I believe he was under instruction to make that statement and he later confirmed that during a live interview with the BBC.”

Andrews posted the queen’s letter on his website but was asked to remove it because it was a “personal” correspondence not meant for public consumption.

“The royal family has not just an interest in UFOs and crop circles, but a great interest,” Andrews added. “And that includes Prince Charles and the late Princess Di.

“As for Prince William, I’d be surprised if he wasn’t interested as well.”

 

You can read the rest of the article here:  http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/30/retired-air-force-major-predicts-ufo-sightings-at-royal-wedding/