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METEOR EXPLOSION OVER ARGENTINA

ArgentinaMeteorIt seems this year is to be the year of epic close encounters of the space debris kind. In February we watched in awe as a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, shattering windows for miles in all directions with its sonic boom. This month, on April 21, the night sky over eight provinces in Argentina was illuminated by the light of a giant fireball as another meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded. The flash of light was only seconds in length, but was bright enough to be seen across the country with residents in Santiago del Estero stating that they could feel the ground rumble beneath their feet in its wake.

An Argentinean meteor expert told Red Orbit that the meteor in question was entering the Earth’s upper atmosphere at approximately 80,000 mph. Jorge Coghlan, director of the Santa Fe Astronomical Observatory in Argentina, added in a radio interview with a local Argentina station that the piece of space dust measured between nine and eighteen inches in diameter and exploded about forty miles over the Earth. Coghlan is urging people to be skeptical, however, of many of the videos posted on YouTube, with the exception of surveillance videos and images captured by the concert attendees directly under the explosion.

In the video below the band Los Tekis was performing in Salta, Argentina at the Zamba Festival when the explosion occurred. Matías Díaz, who filmed the event, stated on the band’s website, “People demanded an encore of the Tekis, then they returned to the stage and was at that moment when the sound was cut and decorated the right side was a large green light falling from the sky. People at first did not know it was, thought someone had thrown a vengala but then began to speak of a meteorite.”

While the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk in February was nearly thirty times larger than the one over Argentina, and exploded only eighteen miles over the surface of Earth, it is still a “close call” and makes one wonder just how many more of these events we can expect in the coming months. The Argentinean meteor is speculated to be part of the annual April Lyrids meteor showers, which occur from April 16-26 each year with the peak being April 22. These meteors are the “dust” shed by the tail of the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have been observed and documented by astronomers for over 2,500 years.


GREEK UFO CLOUD

One of the many speculations put forth by ufologists is the idea that UFOs can create their own “clouds” in order to sneak into an unsuspecting city or town undetected. An impressive example of one such “UFO cloud” was spotted hovering over the scenic city of Livadeia, Greece. UFO Sightings Daily posted images and a YouTube video of this cloud documented by a resident of Livadeia and they are quite unique and impressive. But are they truly evidence of an alien visitation? Our own atmosphere has the capability to produce some of the most haunting and extraordinary meteorological phenomenon, but that does not mean that they are otherworldly. Check out the images and video below and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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OF DEMONS AND DREAMS

sleep-demon-130329The correlation between demons and dreams is a complex and highly debated discussion amongst the metaphysical and psychological worlds. Certain camps of thought stalwartly believe in the physical manifestation of these entities existing independently of humanity, without a true spiritual connection to any particular religion, though they are inextricably linked to us through their need to feed from our energies. Other schools of research remain true to the religious concept of demons as “spawn of the Devil” and punishment for our “sins,” while those rooted in pure science and logic claim that they are products of our own chemical imbalances and psychological scars inflicted over time by our fellow humans and ourselves.

The link between visions of demons and other malevolent entities during a sleep disorder known as “sleep paralysis” is explored in a new short film and multi-platform art project, entitled simply “The Sleep Paralysis Project”, by Carla MacKinnon. Based on her own personal experiences struggling with the disorder, the project aims to explore the eerie psychological phenomena in which one’s mind becomes conscious while their body remains in a state of deep relaxation. However, this form of consciousness is not akin to being “awake” for the mind is still in the grips of whatever dream it is processing, thus creating the sensation of a “waking dream” or illusion. This disorder affects between five and sixty percent of the population, according to surveyors.

The strangest part about the documented cases of sleep paralysis is perhaps the consistency of the form of the waking dreams. If they are a part of one’s dream, the hallucinations should be as varied as the individual, taking on a multitude of different scenarios and creatures. However, it appears that the most common hallucinations involve entities with “demonic” appearances, crones, or unseen “malevolent presences” somewhere within the room where the person is sleeping. These creatures are often the perpetrators of an attack in which the victim believes they are being suffocated and in some cases this suffocation takes the form of a supernatural rape by an incubus, succubus, or other supernatural creature. The concept of demonic entities stretches back as far as humanity itself with myths and legends as varied as the peoples who gave birth to them.

This could largely be due to the battle between their engaged/conscious mind and the terrifying sensation of being trapped in their own body, paired with a variety of repressed psychological and emotional issues buried within the subconscious. The link between sleep paralysis and these haunting, iconic symbols begs the question of whether or not this may be a sign of our vaster interconnected “human consciousness” as a sentient species existing in one plane of reality, or perhaps merely a shared understanding of mythology and our own capacity for evil as it represents? Or is it something more sinister that pierces the veil between this world and another during sleep?

MacKinnon’s research to discover the origins of her own waking nightmares has allowed her to explore the gamut of these disturbing tales, as well as interview fellow sufferers for their own intimate accounts. Her artistic short film and corresponding art project are set to debut in May at the Royal College of Arts in London. According to the official website: “The film uses stop motion animation, live action film and projection mapping techniques to evoke and explore the worlds experienced between sleeping and waking. The film is Carla MacKinnon’s graduation piece for the Royal College of Art’s Animation Masters course, created in collaboration with arts and technology studio seeper with music by Dominic de Grande.”

For additional information visit http://www.thesleepparalysisproject.org/ or the project’s blog at http://sleepparalysisproject.wordpress.com/.

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ONE-WAY TRIP TO MARS

Sick and tired of your home planet? Looking for a permanent vacation, perhaps of the off-world variety? You’re in luck! Say bon voyage to humanity and set sail with Mars One, a Dutch organization that is seeking volunteers for a one-way trip to Mars for colonization purposes.

Yes, I said “one-way trip” with no promise of returning to the big blue planet. One might think that this would be a bit discouraging to potential stellar jet-setters, but no! According to an article on the BBC News, Mars One has already received thousands of applications. Unlike organizations like NASA, which will only fund a mission if the astronauts have a safe and reliable way to return home, Mars One is ready to cannon a spacecraft of willing individuals towards the Red Planet to found its very first human settlement. The problem with this venture is just how the colony would survive once they got there amidst such harsh conditions such as a lack of natural resources and the intense cosmic radiation called solar wind.

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Mars One will be broadcasting all aspects of their project via a reality TV format with hopes of encouraging fellow independent companies to become investors. The timeline for this epic adventure is a mere ten years from now with the mission launching into space in 2023. As far as what lofty qualifications an applicant must possess, the standards seem a bit generic with the basics being “resilient, adaptable, resourceful and must work well within a team.” This sounds more like a job posting for a sales associate position rather than an off-world colonist. But what do I know? I’m just a writer…

According to Mars One’s co-founder Bas Lansdorp, one of the main reasons a return to Earth would be next to impossible for the explorers is due to the fact that the seven to eight month journey, combined with Mars’ weaker gravitational field, would severely alter their bone density and muscle mass. A reentry into Earth’s atmosphere would most likely kill the astronauts. Billions of years ago, when Mars once had a strong magnetic field to protect it, the story may have been different. Ah, but humanity was yet to be even a twinkle in the eye of primordial sludge.

All of these obstacles aside, Mars One is ready to accept your application today! And, don’t worry about being lonely up there on the Red Planet with just a rover and your madcap companions to keep you company. Mars One plans on sending new supplies and additional colonists every two years. Until the launch of this mission, keep an eye out on Dutch reality TV for developments.

Maybe we could even send the Kardashians?

Interested in tossing your astronaut’s helmet into the proverbial ring? Visit http://applicants.mars-one.com/.

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DECOMPOSING BIGFOOT FOOT DISCOVERED

Two boys in Massachusetts have stumbled upon what could possibly be a defining piece of evidence in the great hunt for Bigfoot. On March 29th the partially decomposed foot of large, unidentified mammal was discovered just off Pantheon Road in Lakeville. Local authorities were called to the scene to investigate after a report was filed by the boys. There they confirmed the report but were unable to come to a definitive conclusion regarding the nature of the limb. Seeking an expert opinion, Lakeville Police Chief Frank Alvilhiera sent the foot to the local medical examiner who determined the foot to be “non-human.” One possibility presented by Henry Paterson at GhostTheory.com is that the foot is actually a bear’s paw. The final verdict on the sasquatch paw is currently still pending.

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NEW DINOSAUR SPECIES DISCOVERED IN MADAGASCAR

_67099219_farke_dahalokely_bigOn the tiny secluded island of Madagascar, the remains of an undocumented dinosaur species have been discovered. The Dahalokely tokana, whose name means “lonely small bandit”, was a meat-eating dinosaur, paleontologists have determined, that thrived approximately 90-million years ago when India and Madagascar were still one landmass, isolated from the rest of the world. This discovery marks the first new prehistoric species unearthed in Madagascar in nearly a decade and assists with the connection between evolutionary points of animals in both countries.

“The most intriguing thing for me is that it fills a major gap in what we know about the history of dinosaurs in Madagascar,” said paleontologist Andrew Farke. “It shortens it by about 20 million years. It would have been a meat-eater, walking on two legs about the size of a large cow, with a tail.”

Joe Sertich, the curator of the dinosaur exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was the one to make the exciting discovery. According to Sertich, the Dahalokely tokana was a close relative of a group of dinosaurs known as the Abelisauridae, which resided in the southern continents of the age.

“This just reinforces the importance of exploring new areas around the world where undiscovered dinosaur species are still waiting.” Sertich told BBC News.

**Photo credit: BBC News


GIANT UFO HEADING TOWARD OUR SUN

Today the NASA/SOHO ipad app reported the sighting of an unusually large, triangular object heading for our sun. The images posted by UFO Sightings Daily are remarkable to behold and beg the question: Just what exactly is traveling towards the center of our solar system?

Scott C. Warring, the gentleman who posted the news about the UFO stated, “I was looking at the still photos of the sun on the official NASA/SOHO app and noticed a triangle UFO of massive proportions that was far from the sun but heading towards its center at 12:42 (photo below in blue). Then the this same triangle UFO was caught in a SOHO photo at 12:48 that same day, but this time it was even closer to the sun which is in the photo above. Look at the massive amount of space this UFO has crossed in just 6 minutes. No planet, asteroid or meteor could do that!”

Take a look at these images and tell us what you think in the comments below…

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GERMANS ENGINEER ALGAE-POWERED HOUSE

German engineering firm Arup is taking “green building” to an exciting new level. At the recent International Building Exhibition the firm revealed their latest innovation, installed in the BIQ building, which utilizes the energy generated by the growth and decomposition of algae to power an entire house through a process called “adaptive shading.” The “algae house” was designed in collaboration with Austrian design firm Splitterwerk Architects and German consultancy SSC Strategic Science Consult,

During “adaptive shading” the algae are fed a constant stream of liquid nutrients and carbon dioxide through a water circuit running through the exterior of the building. When they reach maturity and are ready to be harvested the algae are then transferred to a “technical room” inside the building and fermented in a biogas plant. The heat absorbed by the exterior of the building is used to warm the hot water tank, which encourages the algae’s growth. Increased algae growth also provides additional shade for the building’s occupants during sunny weather.

“To use bio-chemical processes for adaptive shading is a really innovative and sustainable solution, so it is great to see it being tested in a real-life scenario,” said Jan Wurm, a research leader at Arup, in an interview with DeZeen.com.

“As well as generating renewable energy and providing shade to keep the inside of the building cooler on sunny days, it also creates a visually interesting look that architects and building owners will like,” he added.

HafenCity and the International Building Exhibition, the two major urban development projects featured as topics of the IBA conference in Hamburg, address issues facing modern European cities. These concerns include the questions: how can metropolises embrace progress and growth in a specifically European manner, preserving their traditions, developing new qualities and yet responding appropriately to future social needs and community requirements?

Until this year, algae-powered buildings have been merely concepts, such as the modular algae pod-covered building and the biofuel-powered skyscraper in London. The Arup design is a remarkable leap forward towards the realization of a self-sustainable building that harnesses and utilizes the inherent power of nature.

The International Building Exhibition will remain on display until November 3, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

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**Photo by DeeZeen.com


NEW CHUPACABRA SIGHTINGS IN GUAYAMA

chupacabraOn Wednesday, April 17th, the Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU) posted an article on their blog about a recent chupacabra sighting in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The post details an account reported by José Pérez, a field researcher with a “wide range of unpublished experiences in Puerto Rican ufology”, regarding one Mr. Rey D. Rodríguez and his encounter with the enigmatic creature known as the “chupacabra.”

In early April Rodríguez, also known as “Chaka”, was in the process of herding cattle toward his barn when he spied something otherworldly lurking in the dark. The night was clear and illuminated by a full moon, giving him a keen view of the landscape around their pickup truck as he and his nephew drove after the cattle. They were also equipped with a high-powered LED flashlight used to identify cattle from a distance. As they neared a field known as the Medianía sector, used primarily for rounding up the livestock in a game of “gotcha”, they spied what appeared to be eyes reflecting red in the beams of their headlights across the property. Assuming what they had seen had been one of Chaka’s cows, they drove across the clearing, but found nothing.

Turning the truck around to return to the rest of the herd, they spied the glowing red eyes again as something darted through the underbrush. According to the report, Chaka yelled, “Stop right there! Look at that!”

Just beyond a small mound of dirt, they spied “a short-statured man who appeared to be crouching” with glowing eyes and quills along its head and back. Chaka demanded that his nephew give him his machete and gave chase to the creature, which fled into darkness beyond the undergrowth. Chaka and his nephew continued to pursue the creature as it ran parallel to a barbed wire fence. The chupacabra leapt over the fence and disappeared into the night.

Chaka and his nephew did not see the creature again after that. However, a week later, two mares and two calves were slaughtered by an unidentified “animal.” So far, no concrete evidence has been gathered from either the Medianía sighting or the slain livestock. The search for the illusive chupacabra continues…

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AMAZING WASHINGTON UFO SIGHTING

A spectacular piece of photographic UFO evidence was spotted this week on the MUFON Reporting Database by Scott McMan, a contributor for the website Ghost Theory.

According to the report, submitted by an anonymous source, the person was in Swift Forest Camp, located in Swift Lake Reservoir, Skamania County in Washington State on July 25, 2011. At 8:45pm the person was sitting beside the lake watching the sun set. They went to retrieve their camera in order to capture the view. Upon reviewing the photos they noticed a bright white light in the upper center of the frame. Using a graphics program to enlarge and enhance the images’ clarity they discovered that the object was rectangular in form. The person claims that the shape was not visible through the viewfinder or to the naked eye and only noticed it upon reviewing the film. The UFO appears to be moving upwards due to its position and relation to the mountain range. In the three photos below, the object also appears to be moving toward the viewer.

Scott McMan is a diligent debunker of falsified sightings and has stated, “I have mandated myself to do as much media analysis as possible prior to posting on anything from MUFON. That’s not to say I didn’t do my due diligence before, but in past years my access to certain tools was limited. Of course I can’t catch everything, but at least I can eliminate examples, which are suspect.”

McMan took it upon himself to run the submitted photos on MUFON through a variety of error correction programs and has made the final analysis that the images are 100% genuine and have not been altered in any way, shape, or form. The evidence is fascinating to behold.

Do you have a follow-up to this sighting? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below.

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EASTER ISLAND — THE MYSTERY OF MOAI


GIANT SNAIL INVASION

giant-african-land-snailThis is the type of story the best B-horror films are made of! Move over “Night of the Lupine!” It’s time for the Giant African Land Snail to slime… I mean shine!

Florida is under siege from an invasion of Giant African Land Snails. These gargantuan mollusks that can grow to the size of a large rabbit, are reported to be able to mow through everything from the hardiest form of vegetation to the siding on your house! Their epic, if slow, path of slimy destruction has thrown Florida officials into panic as they scurry to contain the epidemic.

When one pictures a creature with the capability to cause mass panic, the snail is not necessarily the first to come to mind. As you can see in the picture below, they are not exactly the image of environmental catastrophe. Or… are they?

Someone might want to tell all of the people on the internet holding these creatures without gloves like pets that they also carry a human parasite called rat lungworm, which is a form of meningitis and potentially deadly. Suddenly, the Giant African Land Snail is slightly more menacing than I had originally pictured. The snails have also been sited as the cause of car crashes as shards from their shells can puncture tires. Steer clear of the mighty Land Snail, literally.

These snails can also reproduce quickly, producing up to 1,200 eggs per year. The young snails reach full maturity in a year’s time and have a lifespan up to nine years. Each week over 1,000 snails are caught and removed from the Miami-Dade county area, and since first discovered in 2011 over 117,000 snails have been successfully terminated.

One theory held by experts on how the mollusks came to live in the United States is that they “hitched a ride” on overseas luggage, bidding bon voyage to Africa. The search is on in Florida to contain this epidemic before the snails migrate to other states. Countries such as Ecuador and Barbados have now run out of ways to contain their own infestations. The Giant African Land Snail continues to slowly terrorize the planet.

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MILLION DOLLAR BIGFOOT

We could all use a million dollars. However, if you’re looking to retire anytime soon, you might want to stick to your state lottery for better chances of winning such a jackpot. For dedicated Bigfoot hunters, though, keep hunting! Unless someone offers you a higher bid, you can rely on Olympia Beer and Pabst Brewing Company to pay you $25,000 a year for forty years for either a captured live Bigfoot or “irrefutable proof that the creature exists.”

“We have been sharing the same backyard for over a century and we believe it’s time to do what has never been done, and that is to offer a one million dollar reward to anyone who can ensure the safe capture of Bigfoot,” Evan and Daren Metropoulos stated in an official press release from the company. They continue, “When we say safe capture that means Bigfoot has to be alive and breathing folks, with no wounds.”

You heard it, folks. Bigfoot has to be alive and ready for his close-up when the exchange happens!

According to the official rules of the contest, “Evidence may include, but is not limited to DNA Evidence. DNA Evidence may include hair, blood, tissue or saliva that proves the DNA sequence of the donor shows that said donor resides in the primate evolutionary family tree, among other apes or hominids, but does not have the same genetic markers and DNA sequence as any known species.”

For more information visit http://olympiabigfoot.com/. Be the first to submit a photo or video to their site!

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STRANGE “ALIEN” SHOT BY HUNTERS IN NAMIBIA

muppet alien beast namibia creature2Undocumented new species are discovered all of the time here on Earth, but occasionally, people automatically assume the bizarre is actually “alien.” That said, the lone photo that has been circulating on the web since August of 2012 of the creature shot and killed in a Namibian forest is creepy, to say the least. If the image, and the story are real, the figure is strikingly humanoid, with muppet-esque features, skin covered tentacles on its head, and what appears to be a case of “Patau Syndrome”, otherwise known as “Cyclops Syndrome.”

According to reports, the creature, which was to undergo a full forensic investigation by Namibian authorities after its capture, was spotted by locals as they were escorting a hunting party through the jungle. The “alien” was foraging for food, but when spotted, turned and fled. The hunting party and their escorts took chase and followed the creature back to its lair where it turned on them and attacked in an attempt to defend itself. The creature was shot and killed, but not before the hunting party spied three additional “animals” fleeing into the undergrowth.

Of course “theories” about the creature’s origin flooded weird-news websites quickly following, including a possible relationship to a Mayan god legend. The most reasonable explanation presented so far has been that of genetic deformities unfortunately caused by incessant, long-term inbreeding. Think back to Season 4, Episode 2 of The X-Files, entitled “Home.” The consequences of close inbreeding over the span of several generations can result in severe birth defects and other grotesque anomalies. Another theory is that it is a new species of pigmy, which has, until now, avoided our detection.

Nearly a year later we are still waiting for the results from the forensic autopsy done on this creature, leaving us to believe it was all simply a hoax. However, nothing online has turned up concrete evidence of fact or fiction. Perhaps one day we will know the truth? In the meantime, be careful on those hunting parties when you’re trekking through the jungle…


CREATORS OF THE “BIGDOG” ROBOT UNVEIL THE “PETMAN”

Boston Dynamic’s cute little puppy robot we came to have a strange affection for evolved into the rather menacing, futuristic war beast known as the “BigDog.” Now, in 2013, they have taken their science to a thrilling new level with the newly introduced fully assembled anthropomorphic robot entitled “PetMan.” Now, complete with a head and clothing, the robot has been filmed walking, sitting, jumping, and turning its torso in the video below. In one instance it even holds up both hands in an “I surrender!” motion. Its walk still resembles that of an early C3PO, but the advancements are impressive lending to the consideration that truly humanoid androids in our workforce, homes, and military may not be too far in the future.

“PetMan” was not developed to exist outside the lab, however. The purpose of this particular robot is to test hazardous material suits or flak jackets that may be sprayed with a vast array of toxic agents—basically anything a lab assistant with common sense would refuse to sign up for.

Its capacity for a wide range of motion is not the least of the robot’s impressive evolutionary traits. BD has equipped “PetMan” with the ability to mimic actual sweat and heat to evaluate the body temperature of the person within the suit itself. Equipped with temperature, humidity, and chemical sensors, “PetMan” can determine the safety level and give an accurate determination of whether a person would expire or become dangerously incapacitated by the conditions within the suit.

We can thank the Defense Department’s Chemical and Biological Defense program for funding this particular Boston Dynamic project. The DDCBD is also assisting Boston Dynamic with capital for the development of the “Atlas” robot, which is designed to navigate terrain. We can expect to see a video of this new robot on YouTube later this year.

The latest footage of the new “PetMan” robot in action!

Check out this spooky footage of DARPA’s previous creation, the “BigDog”.

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**Photos & Illustrations by Boston Dynamics http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_petman.html


NESSIE TURNS 80

Today the Loch Ness Monster turned eighty years-old. At least, that is her “modern monster” age, as I like to say. It has been exactly eighty years, to the day, since Aldie Mackay had her first sighting of the legendary aquatic Scottish beast. In 1933 the hotel manager witnessed what she described as a “whale-like fish.” Since that time the creature of the murky Highland depths has become one of the most iconic cryptids in the world, drawing thousands of tourists and creature hunters from around the world each year. We at the Museum of the Weird would like to say Happy Birthday to Nessie! Keep your head high and your body submerged and always remember we love you.

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**Photo by Invergarry Lodge http://www.invergarrylodge.co.uk/site/2012/cakes-ahoy/


PREHISTORIC MACHINERY DISCOVERED IN RUSSIA

Let’s take a brief look back 300 million years into Earth’s history. Just what was happening at this volatile juncture in time? The planet was dominated by a single supercontinent known as Pangaea amidst the massive ocean known as Panthalassa. Deserts covered the majority of the interior of the continent where the first reptiles began to rise to dominance. The Permian Era saw the evolution of amniotes into the first groups of mammals, turtles, lepidosaurs and archosaurs. Hardly the time one would picture ancient machinery being constructed by an alien race. However, according to the Voice of Russia and other sources this was a time when some of our cosmic cousins just may have set up residence within the primordial chaos of prehistoric Earth.

Sections of an aluminum gear rail found near Vladivostok are now believed to have been manufactured by a possible ancient alien civilization. A resident discovered the artifact when the light of his fire revealed the outline of what appeared to be a piece of machinery in a clump of coal he was about to use to heat his home. Convinced that what he possessed was more than merely a naturally occurring coincidence the man sought out the professional opinions of scientists located in the Primorey region of Russia. After lengthy analysis by said scientists, it was determined that the approximate age of the artifact is 300 million years. This is an assumption, however, due to the fact that the coal being used by the man was delivered to the Primorey area from the Chernogorodskiy mines of Khakasia region of the same age. It is not specified as to whether or not this artifact has been carbon-dated—as to what tests exactly were run on the gear rail, it is also not revealed.

The discovery of such artifacts is surprisingly not that uncommon. In 1851 workers removed a zinc and silver vase embedded in a block of coal. This vase was carbon-dated and estimated to be nearly 500 million years in age. Six decades after the initial discovery scientists in Oklahoma extracted an iron pot, also embedded in coal, which they later determined to be 312 million years old. The most recent artifact, before the current Russian gear rail, was in 1974—an aluminum “assembly part” was found within a sandstone quarry in Romania. The item was said to resemble either a hammer or the leg of an unknown spacecraft, such as that used in Earth’s own “Apollo”, and was dated to be from the Jurassic era. Can we say Aliens meets Jurassic Park?

Natalia Ostrowski at the KP UA Daily stated that the Russian machine part holds similarities in its design to that of modern microscopes and various technical and electronic devices. Currently, the theory that this new item is evidence of ancient alien inhabitants is based largely on the presence of magnesium-26. Aluminum-26, which is an off-world element found only in meteorites, breaks down into magnesium-26 over time as it interacts with Earth’s atmosphere. This points to either the gear itself having been manufactured elsewhere in the universe or that it was the product of alloy brought to Earth millions of years ago from another world.

Analysis of the Russian gear rail continues as world experts search for the truth behind its origins. Look for our updates as news surfaces!

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TINY ALIEN CORPSE REVEALED IN “SIRIUS” FILM

r-ATACAMAHUMANOID-large570In his soon-to-be-released controversial documentary “Sirius”, Steve Greer, an American osteopath and ufologist who founded the Orion Project, reveals footage of a supposed “alien” corpse that was discovered in Chile’s Atacama Desert several years ago. The legitimacy of the six-inch long extraterrestrial-humanoid body has supposedly been confirmed through CT scans and X-rays, including footage of DNA sequencing.

Against the backdrop of the tiny ET discovery, Greer also will explain in his documentary just how readily available certain forms of off-world alternative energy sources are and how they could be used for advanced alien life forms to cross galaxies to visit our own solar system. Greer has consistently quested, through the development of The Disclosure Project in 1993, to convince the U.S. government to reveal any and all knowledge they may possess about the existence of U.F.O.s and aliens, as well as information about advanced energy and propulsion methods.

“This really is the greatest story never told,” Greer said. “Once people understand that classified projects have figured out how UFOs operate, they will realize we no longer need oil, coal and nuclear power. This is the truth that has driven the secrecy.”

Greer claims the ET corpse has been analyzed by the world’s foremost authority on skeletal abnormalities, dysplasias and fetal skeletal syndromes and has concrete evidence of its authenticity. However, other authorities (not named) have concluded that the mummified skeletal remains are most likely from an aborted 20-22 week-old human fetus. The scientific community at large continues to be skeptical.

“Dr. Bravo, Emery Smith and I traveled to the country that is now home to this small possible ET body and were able to successfully obtain extensive X-Ray and CT Scans of the entire body. We were also able to obtain DNA samples under sterile, surgical conditions. These DNA samples are now being studied by one of the world’s top geneticists.” Greer told Before It’s News.

“Sirius” will receive a theatrical Hollywood debut on April 22. Until that time a limited trailer has been released on YouTube (see below).

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“MYSTERY PRIMATE” SPOTTED IN DORCHESTER, DORSET

A seventeen year-old girl snapped a shot of a “mystery primate” bounding through a local park in Dorchester, Dorset. Terri Leigh Cox spied the creature, hunched over on all fours, from her bedroom window and managed to capture a quick image before it scampered up a tree and disappeared. Cox reported it “looked about the size of a small gorilla. It was walking like one as well, using its arms and feet”. Shaun Bessant, Terri’s boyfriend, investigated the property later, but found no trace of evidence.

Monkey World, an attraction located in Wool about ten miles away from the park reported that all of its primates were accounted for.

“The image is not clear and it is difficult to make out, so we would be unable to confirm its identity,” a representative for Monkey World said. “I can confirm that all of our rescued monkeys and apes are safe and well in the park.”

The image is grainy and unidentifiable due to the distance it was taken from. Similar ape-like creatures have been spotted in a variety of countries including the United States. The photo below is from a sighting in Pennsylvania in February and submitted to the website Ghost Theory. As with the sighting in Dorchester, the creature was too far away for exact identification.

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EVIDENCE OF NEANDERTHAL-HUMAN HYBRID IN NORTHERN ITALY

The theory of a Neanderthal-human hybrid may now be considered scientific fact after evidence that was presented in northern Italy earlier this week revealed a distinctive crossover of genetic traits between the two species. A paper published on PLoS ONE discusses aspects of the discovered skeletal remains, including fragments from a jawbone and cranium, which point to the gradual crossbreeding of the Homo neanderthalensis with the modern Homo sapiens, or humans.

Further analysis is needed to cement the theory, but if proven correct, the 30,000 to 40,000 year-old remains will be of the very first hybrid in existence. Previously, genetic research had revealed that humans with DNA of European and Asian descent were between one and four percent Neanderthal. However, the evidence up until now was not conclusive and based solely on “ambiguous fossils.” The Neanderthal genetic line declined and eventually vanished around 30,000 years ago through a mix of interbreeding and human conquest.

The fossilized jawbone and cranial fragments was discovered in 1957 in Riparo Mezzena in the Monti Lessini mountains of northern Italy. Researchers analyzed the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which revealed the Neanderthal lineage. However, the shape of the bone possessed characteristics more closely in line with traits of the modern human. Since mitochondrial DNA is passed down from mother to child, researchers have concluded that the remains are from a “female Neanderthal who mated with male Homo sapiens.”

“From the morphology of the lower jaw, the face of the Mezzena individual would have looked somehow intermediate between classic Neanderthals, who had a rather receding lower jaw (no chin), and the modern humans, who present a projecting lower jaw with a strongly developed chin,” said study co-author Silvana Condemi, an anthropologist at the University of Ai-Marseille, to Discovery News.

Homo sapiens migrated into the Riparo Mezzena region approximately 41,000 years ago where the Neanderthal already possessed an established culture. The two species coexisted for a lengthy duration before the modern human finally dominated the territory and phased out the Neanderthal lineage. Some experts within the scientific community still doubt the hybrid theory pointing to evidence from Spain, which suggests the Neanderthal species was actually extinct thousands of years before the arrival of the modern Homo sapiens. Genetic similarities, they say, are the result of common ancient ancestors.

The debate and research of the Neanderthal-human hybrid theory will, no doubt, continue. To read the full article published on PLoS ONE visit http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059781.

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HOTTEL MEMO FURTHERS BELIEVERS’ SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH

The truth is out there, but for believers of UFO theories, it may very well be contained within the F.B.I.’s database of public records known as the Vault. Out of the 6,700 documents, one in particular has been viewed nearly a million times since 2011. Known as the “Hottel Memo,” the letter was addressed to then Director Edgar J. Hoover on March 22, 1950 from Guy Hottel, the head of the Bureau’s field office in Washington, D.C. It relayed a conversation held between Hottel and an Air Force investigator about three crashed “flying saucers” that were reportedly recovered from New Mexico.

The portion of the memo which has fanned the fire in the hearts of die-hard believers is the following:

“They [the saucers] were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only three feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed fliers and test pilots.”

Whether the report was merely hearsay or not, the F.B.I. has included it in the Vault and, thus, released it for public inspection under the Freedom of Information Act. The existence of the document itself is undeniable. However, the Agency went to great lengths to dismiss the memo in a publicly released statement on March 25th after realizing its viral popularity amongst believers. In this note the Agency remarked that the Hottel Memo “does not prove the existence of UFOs; it is simply a second- or third-hand claim that we never investigated.”

Agency representatives also included that the document is not related in any way to the infamous Roswell crash of 1947. Agency representatives explained the lack of an investigation on the Hottel Memo reports was because “our Washington Field Office didn’t think enough of that flying saucer story to look into it.”

Will we ever know the full truth when it comes to extraterrestrial encounters and our government? Probably not, but we can continue to search for the truth, wherever it may be.

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