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he previously classified records, which contain information of extraterrestrial encounters dating back 60 years, show eye-witness accounts of flying saucers and alien life forms.
In one document, a special agent in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office sent a letter to the FBI's director on 22 March 1950, claiming that an Air Force investigator recovered a spacecraft in a field near to Roswell, New Mexico.
It reads: "Three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter."
The report, which is registered on the FBI's online Vault library, then goes on to describe the 3ft human-like bodies of the aliens among the remains of the UFO landing.
According to the document, each foreign body was dressed in a fine metallic cloth and bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.
The information comes after the Ministry of Defence released thousands of pages of UFO material at the National Archives last month.
Speaking with Yahoo! UK News today, Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator for the British Ministry of Defence commented on the reports, saying: "These documents are extremely interesting, but it's going to be very difficult to discover the truth after so many years. There are many questions for the FBI and the United States Air Force, but the problem is that nobody now working for these organisations will have been employed at the time of the incidents described."
"Even if we don't solve the mystery of UFOs and the Roswell crash, these papers show that the American government took a strong interest in the paranormal. Maybe 'The X-Files' is closer to the truth than people think."
David Hardy, an official from the FBI's Records Management Division said the declassification of secret files reflects a strong commitment to build public trust and confidence through greater public access to FBI records.
He said: "The new website significantly increases the number of available FBI files, enhances the speed at which the files can be accessed, and contains a robust search capability."
Written by Gaby Leslie
Friday, 8 April 2011
The footage (video to the right) clearly shows a ball of light pulsing for around eight seconds on the horizon in Tokyo during the aftershock.
It registered 7.1 on the Richter scale and struck 40 miles east of Sendai along the same fault line as last month's quake.
We take a look at several theories as to what could have caused the bizarre phenomenon, from the plausible to the wacky, and get some insight from an expert seismologist.
The most widely circulating explanation is that this was an 'earthquake light' - literally a light that appears in the sky during times of seismic activity.
There have been a number of recorded instances of these - at Kalapana in 1975, L'Aquilla in 2009 and Chile in 2010 - but the phenomenon is not universally accepted in the scientific community.
Dr David Robinson, an earthquake researcher at Oxford University, told Yahoo! News one reason why these might happen.
"The idea is that just before an earthquake, you might get some build up of stress just prior to the event.
"People have invented all kinds of mechanisms whereby this stress gets released as an electromagnetic excitation of the upper atmosphere, which can cause things like lights appearing, similar to the Northern Lights."
The problem with this theory, said Dr Robinson, was that no-one has yet come up with a plausible reason for why this actually happens. "Anything which is caused by an unknown mechanism is dubious," he said.
A second issue is that while there have been several recorded instances of 'earthquake lights', they don't happen during every earthquake.
"There are satellites up there that record every thunderstorm that happens on earth. If you're getting something similar to a flash of lightning during an earthquake then they're going to measure it, but that's not happening."
There are a couple of other explanations that could explain this though. The first concerns quartz. When tectonic plates containing the mineral rub against each other, they create intense electric fields (called piezoelectricity). This could manifest itself as flashes of light.
A second, tantalizing possibility is these lights could actually predict upcoming quakes. This theory suggests that before a quake, the ground 'exhales' radon, which results in light emissions in the atmosphere. Dr Robinson says this is "clutching at straws" though.
He doesn't rule out earthquake lights, but feels the subject needs more study.
"Just because they can't be explained doesn't necessarily make them not true. But until anyone comes up with a plausible mechanism it will be on the fringes of earthquake study."
Another possible theory for the burst of light is that it was some kind of electrical explosion. It's been speculated that the flash was an electrical transformer exploding after being struck by the quake.
During Thursday'squake 3.6million homes in North East Japan area lost power, traffic signals and road lights also stopped working. 900,000 houses were still affected on Friday afternoon.
A spokesman for the Tohuku Electric Power Company said six power plants in the area went down after the tremor and power lines throughout the area were damaged, making this explanation a possibility.
A US 'superweapon'
We're into the outlandish territory now. Many commentators, including oddball conspiracy theorist David Icke, have said the footage was evidence of 'Haarp' (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program).
Based in Alaska, this weather program was set up by the US Air Force, Navy and University of Alaska to research the upper atmosphere (the ionosphere) with a view to improving satellite communication.
Some have speculated that Haarp can physically change weather conditions, and the project's been blamed for triggering floods, hurricanes, droughts, the earthquakes in Haiti and Pakistan and even Gulf War Syndrome. Mind control is another one of its supposed capabilities.
Suffice to say the events in Japan have also been attributed to this 'superweapon' - with former governor of Minnesota and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura telling Piers Morgan recently:
"The US's HAARP weapon system can cause natural disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis like the one that happened in Japan."
Whenever grainy handheld footage of a glowing light in the sky surfaces, it's only a matter of time before it's held up as evidence of UFOs. This video is no exception.
A quick YouTube search reveals a spate of alien sightings in the build up to the Japan earthquake, with little green men spotted above Kyoto and the Sakurajima Volcano. Even Chinese news agency Xinyua reported UFOs flying over Mount Fuji in February.
An alien spacecraft was also spotted during recent Japanese news coverage of the Earthquake, but this was later confirmed to be a helicopter.
Written by Orlando Parfitt
Thursday, 7 April 2011
The science world was abuzz with excitement Wednesday over the findings, which could offer clues to the persistent riddle of mass and how objects obtain it -- one of the most sought-after answers in all of physics.
But experts cautioned that more analysis was needed over the next several months to uncover the true nature of the observation, which comes as part of an ongoing experiment with proton and antiproton collisions to understand the workings of the universe.
"There could be some new force beyond the force that we know," said Giovanni Punzi, a physicist with the international research team that is analyzing the data from the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
"If it is confirmed, it could point to a whole new world of interactions," he told AFP.
While much remains a mystery, researchers agree that this is not the "God Particle," or the Higgs-boson, a hypothetical elementary particle that has long eluded physicists who believe it could explain why objects have mass.
"The Higgs-boson is a piece that goes into the puzzle that we already have," said Punzi. "Whereas this is something that goes a little bit beyond that -- a new interaction, a new force."
Punzi said the new observation behaves differently than the Higgs-boson, which would be decaying into heavy quarks, or particles.
The new discovery "is decaying in normal quarks," Punzi said. "It has different features," he added.
"One thing we know for sure -- it is not the Higgs-boson. That is the only thing we know for sure."
For more than a year physicists have been studying what appears to be a "bump" in the data from the Illinois-based Fermi lab, which operates the powerful particle accelerator, or atom-smasher, Tevatron.
The Tevatron was once the most powerful machine in the world for such purposes until 2008 when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) became operational at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which goes by the acronym CERN.
The US machine began its work in the mid 1980s, and is scheduled for shutdown later this year when its funding runs dry.
"These results are certainly tantalizing," said Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, TRIUMF.
"It is too early to say for sure what the Fermilab team has observed," he added in an email.
"On the one hand, there is clear evidence for something unexplained, and on the other, there is a long list of alternative explanations for what might be causing this subtle observation.
"My personal judgment is that this excitement is adding fuel to the fire for the next generation of results and discoveries that will be made at the LHC (in Europe) and elsewhere. We are so close to learning something profound."
Lockyer, a former spokesman for the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), which made the announcement, said there is another major experiment going on at Tevatron, a sister project known as D-Zero (D0), which could help confirm the data.
"They are both multipurpose detectors. They both have the capability of seeing this," he said, predicting a rush of opinions by theoretical physicists in the coming days, and more data that could shed more light on the finding by summer.
"It will become very much clearer in the next few months. You won't have to wait years."
According to D0 physicist Gregorio Bernardi, the presentation of the findings created a stir.
"This is not yet what we call a discovery, since this is possibly a statistical fluctuation, but it is already quite significant, and could be evidence for physics beyond the standard model," he said.
"While experimentalists are careful when a signal is extracted above a large background as it is the case here, the theorists were all quite excited and several papers are being submitted today or tomorrow."
D0 will release a similar study in the coming weeks.
"In the previous D0 publication on such events, with four times less statistics, no such peak was visible," Bernardi said.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Masaru Emoto has issued a global prayer invitation for
March 31, 2011, Noon your local time. Masaru Emoto's teachings
on the consciousness of water inspired our Go Gratitude movement
many years ago, and we are profoundly grateful for his continuing
service to Humanity. Please read his entire note below, and join us
at Noon to send Love and Gratitude to the waters of Japan, yes!
to the ALL waters of the world.
PaLu, a member of our global family, including a water ceremony
you may wish to add to the days prayers.
Thank you for adding your energy, Love, Gratitude and intention
to this day of Global Prayer. Remember, each and every person
makes a world of difference, and that person is YOU!
With Love and Gratitude,
and the ground crew of Go Gratitude!
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Hundreds of sky gazers across the world headed outside on Saturday night to get a glimpse of the Supermoon.
The natural phenomenon occurs when the moon comes very close to the earth and appears bigger and brighter than normal.
In India, people gathered in the capital of New Delhi to witness the spectacle, and others in Washington took to the streets to gaze up at the sky.
Many astrologers have linked the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami to the closeness of the moon to the earth.
The phenomenon is also known as Lunar Perigee.
Friday, 11 March 2011
The US West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre said that any tsunami generated by the earthquake off the coast of Japan would hit Hawaii at around 2.45am (12.45pm GMT) and the US West Coast at 7.45am (3.45pm GMT).
Sky News US correspondent Robert Nisbet in the Hawaii resort of Wakiki said that some people were being told to move inland and others urged to move to the upper floor of buildings in case a tsunami hits.
"We understand that on Oahu there are 30,000 people in unsafe areas who are being told to move half a mile inland," he said.
"But what are talking about here in Wakiki is a vertical evacuation. There are a lot of skyscrapers here, a lot of hotels that sit along the Pacific coast. They are asking people who are below the third floor to move above the third floor and listen to the radio and TV for instructions.
"We have just been down to the shops ourselves to pick up some water and supplies and there are a lot of people down there."
Civil defence sirens were sounded statewide shortly before 10pm local time to alert residents. The tsunami warning said that all islands in the Hawaiian chain were in the path of potential damage.
Heavy traffic and long lines at petrol stations were reported on Oahu as residents tried to begin their journeys inland.
As residents prepared for the possible tsunami, a 4.5 magnitude quake hit Hawaii's Big Island, about 30 miles southeast of Hilo.
Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the entire Pacific coast of Central and South America were also on alert. Tsunami waves were due to make landfall at the following times:
:: 9am - Northern Mariana Islands - no large waves hit
:: 9.17am - Guam - initially appears unaffected
:: 10.02am - Philippines
:: 11:32am - Papua New Guinea
:: 11.35am - Indonesia
:: 1.10pm - Hawaii
:: 2.16pm - Vanuatu
:: 2.53 - Samoa
:: 3.35pm - Australia
:: 4.12pm - US west coast
:: 5.23pm - New Zealand
:: 11.00pm - Easter Island
Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxhall said: "The fact that a 10m wave has hit Japan implies that there is the scope for a wave to go right across the Pacific.
"The wave moves very quickly - it moves in the deep ocean at about the speed of a jumbo jet. The advantage is that we get plenty of warning as you head further away from the epicentre," he said.
"When we had a similar earthquake off the Chilean coast last year they tracked that tsunami for about 12 hours in total. It caused a lot damage around Chile but had largely fizzled out before Hawaii.
"But in this case you never know. It is happening in relatively deep water, it's propagating out across an open Pacific and so there is potential for damage to be caused all around the Pacific coast."
The Red Cross has warned that the tsunami waves could wash right over some Pacific islands as the wave is curently higher than some of them.
"Our biggest concern is the Asia and Pacific region, where developing countries are far more vulnerable to this type of unfolding disaster. The tsunami is a major threat," spokesman Paul Conneally said.
Ocean waves up to two metres above normal sea level were detected by deep-ocean gauges near Wake island, Midway and Guam in the North Pacific, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Residents of the US territory of Guam were urged to move at least 15m above sea level and 30m inland.
Disaster management expert Geoff Williams: "The key thing in these areas that could be affected is that the companies like petrochemical companies, electric companies, will be assessing if they should shut down.
"Equally, old folks' homes, hospitals, schools they can start to make sure these are closed and they can start evacuating areas."
Taiwan's central weather bureau said minor tsunamis had reached the island's coastline without causing any damage.
Russian authorities on the far eastern Sakhalin Island and nearby territories have evacuated some 11,000 residents from coastal areas in anticipation that tsunami waves could hit several villages.
Residents on the eastern coast of the Philippines were also ordered to leave their homes.
Sunday, 30 January 2011
So far, it was thought that the increase in ice melt lubricated, causing sinking faster. It is uncertain what the total impact of rising temperatures in the seas about the melting ice, which means that it is difficult to limit the potential for higher sea levels.
But, said Andrew Shepherd, a university professor and leader of the study, the melting ice in Greenland is safer than thought. The team used satellite images to monitor the progress of the sea ice west of the country as it moved through the sea during the summer for five years.
The researchers were concerned that the higher the melting layer on the surface of the warmest years on, the more likely the base of the ice would slide, which would melt and raise the sea level.
But they found that above a certain limit, the slip becomes slower. Other studies indicate that larger volumes of meltwater form on different channels under the ice, draining the water more efficiently and reduce the formation of the lubrication that helps to melt it.
The area studied by the researchers in Greenland has about a thousand feet thick. If all the ice melted, sea levels could rise by seven meters, but it is believed, for it occurred, would take over 3000 years - is the only way to warming seas are the winds