They said the ‘UFO’ over New York was just balloons… so how do they explain the mirror image over El Paso?

It could, of course, just be an amazing coincidence.

First New York was gripped by sightings of UFOs in the sky last week. The fears were quickly debunked by the claim that the ‘UFOs’ were actually balloons released from a nearby school.

But this weekend lights forming a mirror image of the pattern seen in the sky over New York have been seen in El Paso, Texas – immediately sparking speculation that the little green men have moved down south.

First New York… now El Paso? Left, what New Yorkers saw in the Big Apple on Wednesday. Right, what Texans saw over El Paso on the weekend

Witnesses in El Paso flooded local police stations and newsrooms with phone calls. Many reported seeing the same sequence of events in the night sky.

First one light appeared to cascade from the heavens, separating into three, each with a tail behind it.

Then they are seen solidifying into three dots forming a triangle – a triangle that was the mirror image of the three ‘balloons’ in New York.

Next a fourth light appeared, the lights appearing to hover in the air – and then, suddenly, they all went out.

Because it was dark, it seems unlikely that these lights are balloons.

The lights were captured on video and have sparked a frenzy of speculation, especially after a local news station pointed out the simliarity between them and the sightings over New York last week.

The mysterious objects hovered over the West Side of the Big Apple, causing thousands of New Yorkers to wonder what exactly they were seeing.

Mystery: Local witnesses reporting first seeing a single light cascade from the sky

Then, suddenly, the light split in to three parts

The three lights then solidified into three points as they appeared to hover over El Paso

Suddenly a fourth light appeared – and then all four went out. The lights have not yet been explained

Traffic had ground to a halt and pedestrians stopped in their tracks to look skyward at the cluster of dots hovering overhead.

But those objects turned out to be nothing other than wayward party balloons from a school in Mount Vernon.

Angela Freeman, headteacher of the Milestone School in Westchester said she was astonished at all the attention her decorations caused: ‘It was just a freak thing. Frankly, I’m shocked by it’.

The cluster of balloons were apparently inadvertently launched when a parent bought the balloons in for a celebration at the suburban school.

‘The kids had an engagement party for a teacher, and a mother brought four dozen balloons, and she’s coming through the door. It is very windy in Mount Vernon. Suddenly, 12 of the balloons let loose,’ Freeman explained.

As for the lights in El Paso this weekend, speculation is rife on the internet – and no definitive explanation has yet been given.

Many have suggested a military explanation. One observer at Headhot wrote: ‘They are magnesium flares on parachutes. They are used to light up battlefields.

‘A single mortar is launched, then the three flares ignite and drift down on parachutes. Then they burn out and go dark.

‘Odds are there was some national guard training going on.’

Other users suggested they were a night skydiving team practicing for an airshow.

In New York, the shiny balloons which were meant for language arts teacher Andrea Crapara were released at around 1pm. The first ‘UFO’ sighting was just thirty minutes later.

NYPD revealed that the sightings prompted several 911 calls and brought parts of the Chelsea district to a complete standstill.

Mystery: Police and the Federal Aviation Authority were deluged with calls and despite mounting an investigation were unable to ascertain what it was

Veteran UFO spotters had come forward even before the school balloon explanation and were cynical that the object floating in the sky would be unexplained.

Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center in Washington DC said at the time: ‘It had the flavour of a cluster of balloons in my opinion’.

Most people were sceptical that the objects were extra terrestrial life, yet remained transfixed nonetheless.

Witness Daniel Calhoun, 52, said: ‘Common sense says it wasn’t a UFO. Common sense says it was a plane or a balloon, but this thing stopped everyone in the street for two blocks.

‘Any New Yorker will tell you, that alone is extraordinary.’

Witness Pete Bryant, 32, added: ‘There was no way that thing was a balloon… Light just doesn’t reflect off balloons like that.’

Some blog posts linked the sighting to a book published by a retired U.S. Air Force officer which said that October 13, the very day the sighting happened, would witness ‘a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities’.

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Posted: October 15, 2010 in Uncategorized
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yes much like the 1977 hit movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.. we are NOT alone…the recent UFO sittings over NYC and many other places around the world including Russia all at the same time should indeed tell us we need to open our eyes…

VIDEO HERE


Link and video here

i think its safe to say we are not alone

Earth crack a mystery

Posted: October 13, 2010 in Uncategorized
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10/6/2010
Earth crack a mystery

Doug Salewsky and Eileen Heider look at a 200-yard long crack in the earth Tuesday on Birch Creek Road in Menominee County. The crack is 2 to 3 feet wide in some places. The trees in back are tipping about 30 degrees and the earth around the crack has rose about 5 feet with other little fissures spreading out from center.
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard

By MIKE DESOTELL
EagleHerald staff writer

BIRCH CREEK – One day the land was flat and filled with trees shooting straight into the air. Twenty-four hours later there’s a 600-foot-long crack, 4-feet deep twisting its way through the woods – and those vertical trees are now pointed 30 degrees left and right where the earth has mounded 15 feet high. No, it’s not a disaster movie; it’s what happened Monday at the home of Eileen Heider on Bay de Noc Road in Birch Creek.
Heider was sitting in her recliner watching TV at about 8:30 that morning. “The chair shook for a few seconds and I thought the spring in the chair went,” she said. Heider heard a noise at the same time. She checked her chair and around the house inside and out but couldn’t find anything unusual.
Heider wasn’t alone. A neighbor across the road told her she heard a boom while taking a shower and that her husband was leaning against the washing machine and said he felt it move, even though it wasn’t running. Another neighbor said he heard a boom and closed his window thinking it was thunder but then noticed the sky was clear.
The next day Heider’s friend, Doug Salewski, found a hole in the ground and a 200-yard crevasse a short ways away which wasn’t there before. Heider went to investigate and said the crack was three-feet wide and about five-feet deep in spots.
“The trees on one side are kind of tilted and on the other side are tilted the opposite way,” she said. The hole found by her friend was dry so she didn’t think it was caused by rain, even though some members of her family did. “My kids and different ones that came over said maybe it was because of so much rain and there was a buildup of pressure underneath.”
Heider call authorities and Michigan State Trooper Paul Anderson from the Stephenson Post came out to take a look.
“There’s no gas line or anything, I have no answers to it,” he said. “It heaved the ground 10 to 15 feet. I mean the ground used to be flat and now it’s just heaved, it heaved the entire ground.” Anderson said he’d follow up with phone calls to geologists at Michigan Tech.
EagleHerald photographer Rick Gebhard shared the photo you see in today’s paper with several government agencies hoping to get a handle on what caused the earth to open up.
Steven Fleegel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took a crack solving the mystery. “Unfortunately, that is out of our area of expertise,” he said. He recommended contacting the Department of Natural Resources or the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Menominee County Emergency Management Director Debra Wormwood was in Lansing, Mich., for a conference but was able to see the photo and share it with the State Police District Emergency Management Coordinator and a representative from the National Weather Service.
“It appears that what they had in the yard on Rangeline is a sinkhole and that is made by the amount of rain that we got recently,” said Wormwood.
Officials also checked the USGS website and did not find any seismic activity in or near Michigan and said that if it was an earthquake more people would have felt it.


 

 

Lynette Cook

This artist’s conception shows newly discovered planet Gliese 581g, which has a 37-day orbit right in the middle of the star’s habitable zone. The Gliese 581 system and its host red dwarf star is only 20 light years from Earth.

The recent discovery of Gliese 581g, an alien planet in the habitable zone of another star, has been an exciting development for scientists probing the galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life. At least one claim of a possible signal from the planet has already surfaced – and been met with harsh skepticism among the science community.

Following the Sept. 29 announcement of the discovery of Gliese 581g, astronomer Ragbir Bhathal, a scientist at the University of Western Sydney, claimed to have detected a suspicious pulse of light nearly two years ago, that came from the same area of the galaxy as the location of Gliese 581g, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail online. [Alien Planet Gliese581g: FAQ]

Bhathal is a member of the Australian chapter of SETI, a non-profit scientific organization that is dedicated to research, exploration and education in the field of astrobiology.

“Whenever there’s a clear night, I go up to the observatory and do a run on some of the celestial objects,” Bhathal told the Daily Mail. “Looking at one of these objects, we found this signal. We found this very sharp signal, sort of a laser lookalike thing which is the sort of thing we’re looking for – a very sharp spike. And that is what we found.”

“I know the scientist, and when he first announced it, I asked him for the details, and he wouldn’t send them to me,” astronomer and SETI pioneer Frank Drake told SPACE.com. “I’m very suspicious.”

Drake is credited with conducting the first search for signals from extraterrestrial intelligences 50 years ago as part of what was then called Project Ozma. He coined the famed Drake Equation to calculate the number (N) of alien civilizations with whom we might be able to communicate.

Further study would perhaps confirm or deny the supposed observation, but Drake thinks that the claim is likely a dubious one.

Strange signal, or phantom?

Bhathal claimed to have detected the puzzling signal in Dec. 2008, almost two years before researchers announced the Gliese 581g finding, and long before it was announced that habitable planets were found orbiting the star Gliese 581 itself.

“I’m not aware of the location that was claimed for the source of that light, and [Bhathal] refused to tell me where it came from,” Drake said. “I think it’s very unlikely that it came from the direction of Gliese 581.”

Gliese 581g is one of two new worlds that was discovered orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which is located about 20.5 light-years from Earth. In total, there is a family of six planets that has been found around Gliese 581. [Tour the six Gliese 581 planets.]

Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, and his colleague Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington announced the Gliese 581g finding in a press conference held by the National Science Foundation on Sept. 29.

About Gliese 581g

While there are six planets known to orbit around the parent star, Gliese 581g is the only one in the so-called habitable zone – a region where liquid water can exist. Astronomers have long-thought that the presence of liquid water, which accompanies life on Earth, could be a major ingredient for life on other worlds.

Observations have shown that Gliese 581g is between three and four times the mass of Earth. While it is larger than our planet, it is still classified as a nearly Earth-sized world. Its radius is between 1.3 and two times the size of Earth, scientists have said.

The planet has not been officially named yet (nor have any other worlds in the Gliese 581 system). But Vogt has given it the nickname “Zarmina’s World,” in honor of his wife.

* Alien World Tour: The Exoplanets Around Star Gliese 581

what do you think?

Posted: October 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
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DEVIL of a Fire
I decided to snap a few pictures of our fire we were having at our camp. After taking a few pictures we decided to throw an old dresser on the fire. Once the flames starting getting higher, I decided to snap another picture. After reviewing the picture, I noticed the distinct image of a devil’s face, horns and body coming out of the fire!!!

From the Coast to Coast site

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Magnitude 3.0 – WESTERN TEXAS second this year…