STUNNING DISCOVERY
Some 110 million years ago, this armored plant-eater lumbered through what is now western Canada, until a flooded river swept it into open sea. The dinosaur’s undersea burial preserved its armor in exquisite detail. Its skull still bears tile-like plates and a gray patina of fossilized skins.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

SHIELDED FROM DECAY
Armored dinosaurs’ trademark plates usually scattered early in decay, a fate that didn’t befall this nodosaur. The remarkably preserved armor will deepen scientists’ understanding of what nodosaurs looked like and how they moved.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

During its burial at sea, the nodosaur settled onto its back, pressing the dinosaur’s skeleton into the armor and embossing it with the outlines of some bones. One ripple in the armor traces the animal’s right shoulder blade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

On the nodosaur’s torso, chocolate-brown ribs lie next to tan osteoderms and dark gray scales. Tendons that once held up the dinosaur’s tail (top) run alongside its spine, preserved as dark brown bands resembling jerky.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

A lucky break in the nodosaur’s left shoulder spike reveals a cross section of its bony core. The spike’s tip was sheathed in keratin, the same material that’s in human fingernails.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

Royal Tyrrell Museum technician Mark Mitchell slowly frees the nodosaur’s foot and scaly footpad from the surrounding rock. Mitchell’s careful work will preserve for years to come the animal’s enigmatic features.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

SOLVING THE PUZZLE
In life this imposing herbivore—called a nodosaur—stretched 18 feet long and weighed nearly 3,000 pounds. Researchers suspect it initially fossilized whole, but when it was found in 2011, only the front half, from the snout to the hips, was intact enough to recover. The specimen is the best fossil of a nodosaur ever found.
COMPOSITE OF EIGHT IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHED AT ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY, DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA (ALL)

 

A cluster of pebble-like masses may be remnants of the nodosaur’s last meal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

MANUEL CANALES, NGM STAFF; PATRICIA HEALY. ART: DAVIDE BONADONNA. SOURCES: CALEB MARSHALL BROWN AND DONALD HENDERSON, ROYAL TYRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY; JAKOB VINTHER; C. R. SCOTESE, PALEOMAP PROJECT

When I was a little boy I was hell-bent-for-leather on becoming a paleontologist when I grew up. I occasionally think it would have been a good thing. I even wrote a long letter to the legendary Roy Chapman Andrews at the American Museum of Natural History. He was my Hero, see… Unbeknownst to my preteen mind, he had passed a bit before then  and the museum staff wrote me a very sweet letter explaining that gently and encouraging my paleontological endeavors. Yeah, maybe I should have done that.

On the afternoon of March 21, 2011, a heavy-equipment operator named Shawn Funk was carving his way through the earth, unaware that he would soon meet a dragon.

At first glance the reassembled gray blocks look like a nine-foot-long sculpture of a dinosaur. A bony mosaic of armor coats its neck and back, and gray circles outline individual scales. Its neck gracefully curves to the left, as if reaching toward some tasty plant. But this is no lifelike sculpture. It’s an actual dinosaur, petrified from the snout to the hips.

The creature’s immortality hinged on each link in this unlikely chain of events. If it had drifted another few hundred feet on that ancient sea, it would have fossilized beyond Suncor’s property line, keeping it entombed. Instead Funk stumbled upon the oldest Albertan dinosaur ever found, frozen in stone as if it had gazed upon Medusa.

More incredible photos and story at National Geographic

This once in a lifetime thrill took the boffins over 7,000 man-hours of caring, dedicated labor to get this fella out of his rock prison.

Just…Wow.

Peace

 

 

SAMANTHA FISH BAND “Shake ‘Em On Down” 3/22/13

Samantha Fish – guitar, vocals
Christopher Alexander – bass, vocals
Go-Go Ray – drums, vocals
www.samanthafish.com
Ukrainian American Cultural Center / Whippany, NJ
3/22/13
Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad
Video #14

Oh God… Ms. Fish… is… wonderful.

This one was posted to a non-musical post I made on fb by my dear friend Frank, I think to soothe my battered soul!

He got me all excited of course, Miss Fish has that effect on me : )

She is so very good, a true master of the blues at such a young age and so very scrumptious to boot, what more could anyone ask for in a Goddess?

Hmmm?

Enjoy

Peace

 

 

Got this in the mail on May 3rd… figured I should post it so folks know what’s really going on with the Palestinian hunger strikers.

Because, despite your training, it is ultra-super doubtful we’d ever hear anything like it from the other side. They are not big fans of truth. They fear it.

info@addameer.ps

Defending human rights

Today, 25 April 2107, Addameer’s attorneys visited Nafha, Hadarim and Asqlan prisons, where they were not able to visit hunger-striking prisoners and detainees due to Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refusal. However, they managed to visit prisoners who were not on hunger strike that informed the attorneys of the hunger strike’s recent developments.

During a visit to the Hadarim prison, prisoner Thabet al-Mardawi explained to Addameer’s attorney Mona Naddaf, that the IPS started transferring prisoners from one section to another on the second day of the strike, 18 April 2017. He added, that Marwan Barghouthi and Karim Younis were placed in isolation in Al-Jalama prison, and Anas Jaradat and Mahmoud Abu Sorour were placed in isolation in Ela prison. He added that about 36 prisoners were transferred to Ramle prison, and the rest of the prisoners were placed in different prisons across occupied Palestine.

Additionally, sick prisoners were transferred to the cells of Section 5 in Hadarim, which is a civilian detention room located in the civil section of the prison. The prisoners live in a completely isolated situation, where there is no television, no electrical devices and were only given sleeping mats.

Prisoner Thabet explained that the IPS isolated 102 hunger-striking prisoners before placing them in different prisons. Special unit forces stormed and raided the hunger-striking sections confiscating personal belongings. All of the prisoners have been stripped of their possessions; only one blanket has been kept for each prisoner and one set of clothing in addition to the “Shabas clothing” or prison uniform. Prison administration also seized salt in the first days of the strike, and strikers have had to drink water from the tap as the administration does not provide them with drinking water.

The prison administration has also imposed several punitive sanctions on the hunger-striking prisoners. The most important of these is the denial of family visits, as well as the denial of recreation, denial of access to the “canteen” (prison store).

In Nafha prison, Addameer’s attorney Samer Samaan visited prisoners Ayman Odeh and Raed al-Saadi, who told him during the visit that the number of hunger striking prisoners in Nafha is 250 from all political factions. The IPS also started isolating hunger strikers from their fellow prisoners, raided their sections and banned them from having attorney visits.

In Ashkelon prison, Farah Beyadsi visited prisoner Sharif Hamid, who is not on hunger strike. He informed her that the IPS transferred all the prisoners who are not on hunger strike to Section 12 of the prison. And transferred hunger striking prisoners to  Section 3 and placed them in isolation. 42 prisoners in Ashkelon prison are on hunger strike.

“In Ashkelon there are 5 rooms, each room has about ten prisoners, the prisoners are forbidden from communicating with anyone, and they are denied family visits and access to the prison canteen. They are not allowed to see their attorneys as well,” Hamid added. The prison administration in Ashkelon also stripped hunger striking prisoners of their possessions, and strikers have had to drink water from the tap as the administration does not provide them with drinking water. They also prohibited them from participating in group prayers on Friday.

Addameer Prisoner Support urges supporters of justice around the world to take action to support the Palestinian prisoners whose bodies and lives are on the line for freedom and dignity. Addameer urges all people to organize events in solidarity with the struggle of hunger-striking prisoners and detainees. Addameer further calls upon the international community to demand that the Israeli government to respect the will of hunger strikers who use their bodies as a legitimate means of protest, which has been recognized by the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikes as “often a form of protest by people who lack other ways of making their demands known.”


Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

P. O. Box: 17338, Jerusalem

3 Edward Said Street
Sebat Bldg.
1st Floor, Suite 2
Ramallah, Palestine

Tel: +972 (0)2 296 0446 / 297 0136
Fax: +972 (0)2 296 0447

Email: [email protected]
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Not a pretty picture.

It makes me ashamed of my species, you dig?

Peace

 

42,345,669 Views

Now I’ve Seen Everything

This video is becoming a reality day by day…
via Neel Kolhatkar

Sorry to yell.

My best friend showed me this the other night and fortunately for the blog Ron Schmidt just put it up on his facebook, so now you can see it. A very good man, Ron.

But this really IS scary – and it is becoming the norm and has been for a while. I am still taken by when my youngest niece was but a wee lass years ago and she often complained about her schooling (public) having no meat, just wrote memorization of repetitive bullshit.

And now with the preponderance of the sickening SJWs, (Social Justice Workers), being trained in the above video, it is accelerating completely out of control. Mister Orwell would be lapping this stuff up!

Folks — For the sake of our very survival on this planet — this must not stand.

I recommend shotguns.

But however…

Peace

 

Bigfoot story by old man

Bigfoot story by old man Windell Brockway

And here is a transcript posted on April 19, ‘17 at Phantoms and Monsters which is where I found this true gem. Hey, this is exactly the sort of testimony that in my humble opinion you can take to the bank, to use an awful old cliché.

Texas Witness: ‘Yeah, I seen it’

In a 2015 Youtube video, Windell Brockway told of his Bigfoot encounter in 1958:

“My name is Windell Brockway. I’m talking about a thing that happened to me in 1958. I was about one mile outside Union Valley, Texas. And me and my brother-in-law was down at Joel Atherton’s hauling hay. We had a big truck to unload. We unloaded it and stacked it in the barn. Then we got ready to come home. We got in the car. It was an old car, an old Studebaker. We were driving down the road and there’s an old house on the left-hand side and an old corral. And we went back and as we were going back, I looked over to the left and I seen this big white thing standing up yelling and it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. And my brother-in-law who was driving, he looked over at me and he said, ‘Windell, did you see that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I seen it.’ I said, ‘What was it?’ He said, ‘I don’t know what it was, but it was something.’ I said, ‘Well, turn around, let’s go back and look at it.’

So we went up about a half a mile and there was an old road and he pulled in there and we turned around and went back. I didn’t have nothing other than old drink bottle on the floor, so I picked it up. He said, ‘What are you gonna do with that?’ I said, ‘Man, that’s a big thing, I don’t know what it is.’ I said, ‘I think it’s some kind of monster or something.’ And we pulled back by there and that thing was still out there. And he’s shaking his hands up and down and he’s white; he had them long hairs on him, on his arms and body. My brother-in-law said, ‘Do you see that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I see it!’ And we went on back down the road and we turned around in and went back and when we went back, it was gone. And we drove on past it, and went on into town.

I told my wife about it and my sister but they didn’t believe me. But I seen it. James Fred Taylor was my brother-in-law. If he was still alive, he’d tell the same story. That was back in 1958. I’m glad to be telling the story about it. That’s all of it.”

Source: From Youtuber Siberian Hitch from a video titled “Bigfoot story by old man – Siberian Hitch” published on 27 Aug 2015

To me this is gold. I can detect nothing in this fella’s voice or manner that leads me to think he’s not just telling the interviewer what he saw. Simple as that.

Peace

 

Oh dear.

I find myself in some sort of strange mental null zone. Not at all sure just what happened, but I am working my way out of it, crawling slowly up the steep side of this rabbit hole. Need to reach the surface. Post haste, like.

Raining. Again. And all day yesterday which kept me from going to the DMV to get the plates for my new old car so I can take it home. Glaucoma and rain don’t mix, see. Or night. Or dusk. Sucks. But I just go to the sto.’ And maybe my sister’s or the fabulous friends who sold me this nifty motorized conveyance which will replace the old one, bless it’s little mechanical heart.

And there are only stems. Not audio ones, unfortunately.

So… a roost in the kiester is required. And a big one, at that.

Been this way for decades and it is well past high time it stopped and I could, you know, DO stuff. God help me.

Nukotsaut. E yeda. Battalions of shrinks have tried. I think it would help if there was a lady. But, that is truly a pipe dream. I think. But maybe not. Maybe not.

And they insist that I am not insane.

Right.

LOL

Anyway, the banality of my standard day has taken out some of my judgement it seems. You may have noticed me being bitten a lot lately by phony balony shite. Like when I was a naive, noobular kiddo. And that is not good. No, that does not sit well in my heart and I will once again endeavor to persevere in getting rid of that quality once and for all. I promise.

And I will have time, because I am retiring. Officially. And yes, it is true that I never thought I’d ever say that, but, here we are.

So here is a nice photo for you…

And here a great illustration of a Wendigo.

You don’t want to meet one, trust me.

It’s as hungry as it looks, see, and you’re lunch.

You don’t want to meet these peeps, either!

Not if you value your life, that is.

They really make you wonder about the real nature of the universe and just exactly what in the hell is going on that such creatures should or even could exist. I didn’t know if they really existed until one of the lads had his own encounter… and that was in the land down under. So yes, these critters do get around. I say critters because I am not at all convinced that they are human.

All you need to do is not let them in. They cannot hurt you if you don’t let them in. If you do, however, you’re done.

Wow, here is a fabulously creepy encounter from the May 10, ‘17 issue of Daily 2 Cents P and M !

BEK Encounter Disables Handheld

Ali Fahad wrote to ‘Beyond The Darkness’ about a BEK encounter:

Late April 2017 – Birmingham, UK

“My name is Ali and I’m from Birmingham UK. It has been raining pretty heavily here the past few days so there hasn’t been any children playing outside, however, on my way back home from work a few nights ago, it must have been around 6:30 or 7:00 PM, I saw two children playing in the rain. I thought nothing of it since I did it as a child. It always rains in the UK so we just learn to adjust to it sometimes.

A few hours later, I was leaving my house to go to the gym as I do most evenings and these two kids are still playing in the exact same spot. I thought maybe their parents told them to not move too far away from the house which made sense. So I just carried on my way.

I was returning home from the gym and it was now 9:35 PM exactly and these kids were still there. Only this time they acknowledged that I had seen them and the younger of the two approached me and simply asked if I would let them in because its raining and their parents weren’t home. I was going to let them in until I saw their eyes. They were completely black. The entire eye – black as coal! The brother began to approach. It looked as though he was older. The younger sibling was defiant and definitely in charge. She asked again, this time with more anger in her tone. ‘Just let us in!’ I stood frozen in fear so I said, ‘Let me get you some help’ and then I turned away and sprinted to my house, locked the door and ran to the window upstairs. I could see the kids still there. Now, this is where it gets weird. I took out my phone and thought, let me take a Snapchat of this and warn others.

As soon as I took the picture, they both looked up into the window like they knew what I was doing, and my phone, which was a 65% battery at the time, just died. I plugged the charger in and nothing. It wouldn’t even turn on. It’s just dead. I look back out the window and the kids were gone.

The next day I went knocking on the doors of my neighbors and none of them had children except one couple who had one child but is only six months old so I definitely believe I had an encounter with something else.”

Source: Beyond The Darkness – May 1, 2017

So, now that you know what to do and are safe, here is a nice car.

Peace

 

Just a few really nice pics of some of my Blues heroes…

Samantha Fish

photo by Joan Mallotides, the Blues Broad : )

Popa Chubby

Sir Paul McCartney, OBE

And my good buddy, Steve Doc Yankee ! With XLRs ! Doc currently plays with the Good Cookies Band in Michigan.

Mmmm

B. B. King

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

R. L. Burnside

 

Peace

 

Old & In The Way – Pig in a Pen – Live 11.4.73

Old & In The Way
California State College Sonoma – Cotati, CA
November 4, 1973
Unreleased soundboard recording

omg…! Right off the mixer!

WooHoo!

Thank you, Jimmie B!

Best. Bluegrass. Ever.

Jerry. Vassar. Owsley. Oo

Peace

eta/ for some reason the fact that this thrill of my yoot was forty four years ago has weighed anchor in my mind. : \

more Peace

 

Johnnie Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters She’s Got To Have It

First pre production rehearsals back in 1992 for Johnnie Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters CD “That’ll Work” Performing “She’s Got To have It”

Kewl!

First heard em just now on Aardvark and now rare video… sweet.

Diggit

Peace

 

aiai

A long, long time ago, Peru and Brazil were, shall we say, not pleased with each other and there were continual difficulties over the border between their countries. It must be noted that the entire length of the disputed area is tropical rainforest, pretty much,, i.e., deep, dark jungle, passable even today only with very high effort and golly, the sitch a hundred years ago? Fuggedaboudit! Some iffiness might be expected. But something had to be done.

OK, maybe a lot or a little of that scenario is a product of igular speculation but hey, it came out the same way…

Lt. Col. Percival Harrison Fawcett

The British ruled the world back then, so they took on the job of sorting out the border for those wacky South Americans. They needed somebody good at mapping in the middle of the jungle and keeping a good head. Not many of those folks around.

Chosen for the job was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army with a DSO, Distinguished Service Order, an Artillery officer by trade. By passion, though, Lt. Col. Percival Harrison Fawcett was an explorer and an archaeologist of some notoriety throughout the world. He got the job done. I personally think that that is the sole reason for all those terribly straight lines at the border there. Amazing work. To me, at least.

An incident that occurred during the couse of this mission in 1907 somewhere in the waters of the Beni swamps is what we are interested in.

It was fleeting and for us, significant af but he took it in stride along with all the ‘regular’ unknowns…bugs and birds and bats and such.

He certainly had passion and drive, not to mention expert skills and was in a serious quest for a long lost City of Gold that was rumored to be in the area after he learned of it while reading an explorer’s report from 1743 that hinted strongly enough at it to convince our man that it was worth spending every minute of free time looking for. He never did find it, sadly, but he passed looking for it, as one should if one is going to, doing what you love, for he never returned from his last excursion to find it.

Wiki on the Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett DSO (18 August 1867 – during or after 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America. Along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared in 1925 during an expedition to find “Z” – his name for an ancient lost city, which he and others believed to exist and to be the remains of El Dorado, in the jungles of Brazil.[1]

Google search overview

Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru’s Amazon Basin, bordering Brazil and Bolivia. In the west, vast Manú National Park encompasses Andean highland, cloud forest and lowland jungle. Celebrated for their biodiversity, the savannahs and old-growth rainforest of Tambopata Reserve lie in the southeast. Just north is regional capital Puerto Maldonado, at the convergence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers.

Area: 32,935 mi²
Founded: December 26, 1912
Dialing code: 82

Here is the scope of the area off of the Google satellite. Google maps page centered on this area.

Needless to say, it is about as “jungle” as you can get on this Earth. As you can see…
note: the pic below is interactive and you can do a 360° turn and zoom in and out : )

I personally am well pleased with the fact that the fabulous Ollantaytambo and famous Cusco are only a stone’s throw away. Save on travel, eh what? Not only that, but on a more serious note the closeness of such places lends a good dollop of credence to the good Colonel’s prize actually existing. And as the mighty Pucabob, Fortean of Maine, reminds us, they’ve found 56 cities under the canopy so far using the spiffy new LIDAR radar instruments, so hey, it’s like this—we know they could do it and make it look easy and I certainly do imagine they could do a heck of a lot more than we could ever give them credit for.

But I don’t want to get too far off track as this is after all only a blog.

What we are concerned with is that in 1907 Colonel Fawcett saw an animal that he took to be a Diplodocus. Yes, the dinosaur. He included it in his reports back. Apparently the folks that live around there were at least aware of it. And the terrain is perfect for the thing, just like it’s ancestors lived in. Well, pretty much. Hot, wet and lots of water.

A good overview is located at a place called Genesis Park, where you may want to avoid any references to a religious agenda that’s present. I do note with some sadness that thesem sorts of sites are the only ones who will carry this sort of thing these days. Not so in the past… So they have a page on this called Diplodocus in the Amazon, where the two snippets below are extracted from…

“In 1907 Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Fawcett of the British Army was sent to mark the boundaries between Brazil and Peru. He was an officer in the Royal Engineers and was well known as a meticulous recorder of facts. In the Beni Swamps of Madre de Dios Colonel P. H. Fawcett saw an animal he believed to be Diplodocus… The Diplodocus story is confirmed by many of the tribes east of the Ucayali, a region covered by Clark.” (Clark, Leonard, E., The Rivers Ran East, 2001, p. xvi.) The drawing to the left is by Colonel Fawcett’s son, Brian. (World Explorer Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6, p. 62.) The intrepid explorer also picked up reports of huge monsters inhabiting the swamps near the Madidi River in Bolivia. “There are snakes and insects unknown to scientists, and in the forests of the Madidi some mysterious and enormous beast has frequently been disturbed in the swamps–possibly a primeval monster like those reported in other parts of the continent. Certainly tracks have been found belonging to no known animal–huge tracks, far greater than could have been made by any species we know.” (Fawcett, Exploration Fawcett, 1953, pp. 220-221.)

I like this one…

In later years, a few occasional reports concerning the “Madidi monster” would reach the west. Modern-day explorer Leonard Clark picked up stories of Indians seeing long-necked animals that browsed on the vegetation and attacked canoes that approached them. “Speaking of reptiles, old boy, Colonel Fawcett reached the eastern edge of Madre de Dios, out where you are going. It is a country of swamps apparently. One day while running his dugouts through it, he saw a great reptilian head rise out of the jungle, but before he could shoot, the head was lowered. From the noise the beast made getting away, he took it to be some sort of dinosaur. His Indians revolted and it was necessary to return to Mato Grosso. When I smiled, he presently added, ‘Don’t be too sure they don’t exist – we hear a great many stories from the Indians here!’” (Clark, Leonard, The Rivers Ran East, 2001, p. 41.)

There isn’t much on the webz and a lot of sites just post the page the above are taken from but Googling Fawcett will net you some good stuff. Here are some to get you started.

Related Links:

Benedict Allen talks about Colonel Fawcett

Colonel Percy Fawcett is Alive After he disappeared into the jungle and didn’t come back out, Fawcett’s story gained impressive traction world-wide – and for quite a long time.

Mysteries of Ancient South America by Harold T. Wilkins

Last words from the legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett – includes expedition map

Very Large Maps of Colonel Fawcett’s Amazon Jungle Expeditions

English translation of Manuscript 512 This is the tale written by the ancient explorer that managed to convince Fawcett that there was indeed a grand lost city that he should devote his days to seeking. He named the city simply Z.

Colonel Fawcett’s 1925 Expedition to search for the Lost City of Z

Manhunt in the Jungle by George M. Dyott

The Lost City of Z by David Grann Book Review

Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado

Tale of a Lost Explorer and Lost City by Kosmo

Great stuff!

If I was in good shape and could see where I was going I would most assuredly go and look for the creature. Absolutely. The creationists from the Genesis Park site went down there in 2005 in answer to my question in the title, which I think is great, but, of course, found nothing. They say that not  verymany of the locals knew of the thing but a few did still. Perhaps that means they finally did all go up to heaven in the century since our man saw one. But I think they are still there, a very few probably, hanging on, just farther away from the ever-encroaching people.

We can hope, eh? Mokele Mbembe bin needin’ some play dates, don’tcha know…

I better post this. For some reason I inadvertently hit publish twice before I was done… the first time before I even wrote anything! Sigh.

Enjoy.

Peace

 

Doug Skinner “Musical Curiosities”
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Doug Skinner presents “A Cabinet of Musical Curiosities” at INFO’s 2002 FortFest. After playing a variety of obscure and archaic instruments, Doug entertained with this rather strange song on agriculture. For more information on INFO go to http://www.forteans.com

This man can make you laugh, friend, I assure you. He outdid himself every single time.

Great on the ukulele. Best friend of John Keel.

I used to pick him up in front of his apartment in the City and we would drive down to the INFO shenanigans in Baldymore and back. One time I messed up his sound really badly. That was awkward. He freaked out one late night because we all liked the Beatles and we awoke to him gone. Uncomfy. Still. And that was years ago… more than 10, for sure.

Oh, those were times.

I also want to relay my best regards to my late friend Dave Singer up in Heaven, a Fortean and a physicist and the first INFO member I ever met. (The uploader, check it) He knew everybody and took part in the investigation of the notorious Coso object and loved filming and above all, kayaking. Cheers, Dave.

Peace

 

Woo Hoo ! Personally, this development is simply too fabulous for my feeble mind to contain and I do believe my cranium will explode in 3…2…1… -… -… -… oh wait, I’m okay now… but, I mean, whoa!

We are concerned here with the three objects in the image above. They are on the Moon, this is a hi-res Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photo. It is zoomed in as far as it will go. Technically there are four, but the other is little and just out of frame at the top. Oh well.

Note: This photo, while not only nifty, but keen as well, is not what has caused the roiling pressure cooker in me ‘ead, though. No, we’ll get to that. This pic is so you know what of we speak. Click it to enlarge.

They are of interest beyond the fact that they do have a strikingly building-like appearance, but, as we are well aware, that don’t necessarily mean jack. Pareidolia can be immensely realistic. But these features do, to me, look like buildings. OK, cool. So… now what?

Well! So many memories and warm thoughts of the innocently naive and ever-so-powerful enthusiasm of the past (what happened to that?) came flooding back when I saw the latest work of long-time space image researcher and hey, man, Pioneer, even, Dr. Mark J Carlotto. He did so much awesome work using his mastery of analysis to great advantage when all these Moon and Mars anomalies were brand spankin’ new and floodin’ in to the  delightfully astounded balls of our eyes.

Something I had no idea of is the apparent fact that artificial things, things we make like buildings and cars and the like create what are called anisotropies when they are rendered in two dimensions. At least they do here on Earth.

anisotropy
[ˌanīˈsätrəpē]
DEFINITION

  1. noun form of anisotropic

an·i·so·trop·ic
[anˌīsəˈtrōpik, -ˈträpik]
ADJECTIVE

  1. physics (of an object or substance) having a physical property that has a different value when measured in different directions. A simple example is wood, which is stronger along the grain than across it

    • (of a property or phenomenon) varying in magnitude according to the direction of measurement.

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So this info could prove useful, you’re thinking and you are right because the spy boffins, the photographic ones, have created software for finding artificial objects wherever they may be. It finds the anisotropies in the given image and the filters out all the naturally occurring areas. Sort of like a lightbox effect in a way. Only the artificial things are highlighted in the resulting image.

This software is used by law enforcement, search and rescue and who knows what other corporate needs there are, (insurance fraud?), in addition to scientific research.

Mr Carlotto decided to try it on these two objects, which, you might agree just kind of ask for it. =) You can see the result for this image below, which compares the wares working on a typical Earth satellite image and the image shown above of our rectangular lovelies..

I think it speaks for itself.


 

That’s what we want… that right there… on the right.

If it looks like a duck…

Ooh!

Let us get our butts up to Mars AND the Moon!

ETA: UH OH !! RED FLAG

From friend of WATT, the well-grounded Kandinsky:

a reply to: jeep3r

Jeez, Mark J. Carlotto is a blast from the past and not a good one either! This guy used to have a page in a magazine I read in the mid-1990s. He wrote about Cydonia and ancient civilisations on Mars.

He taught me the valuable, embarrassing lesson that being a Dr. doesn’t inoculate against credulousness. I was showing friends and family his Mars imagery and all the impressive measurements. They’re laughing it off and I’m all, “Wait and see! He’s a real scientist! Look! A doctor! These are NASA images!” Of course, the Mars Observer disproved all of his ratios, claims and patterns.

Here he is doing the same thing.

Jeep3r, Carlotto and Brandenburg are not bad guys, but they will take you on a wild goose chase based on no more than their wild imaginations. Enjoy the ride and expect the end to be a teachable moment.

oh dear – I am thinking my brain needs a restart really badly!

More from wildespace

Who is Mark Carlotto?

I just came across this post at the Unmanned Spaceflight forum (where the participants are very knowlegeable, or even involved in the actual space missions or working with the data) – www.unmannedspaceflight.com…

Based on the tiny craters that are actually on the surface of these objects, they conclude that those objects are very old, being there since around the time the crater formed. So, these indeed seem to be slabs of rock thrown up by the impact that created the crater. In the LROC image, will also see some boulders just lying there in clusters, as if someone brought them there. But again, I think they are the impact ejecta.

Oh dear oh me oh my.

Bitten AGAIN!    

Cool rock slabs, though, eh?

sigh

But — what about all that anisotropy stuff, then?

peace

 

Wow, here’s a cool blast from the past, one I didn’t even remember, glommed out of Lon Strickler’s Phantoms and Monsters newsletter.

I am lucky enough to have known Mr Keel, this through my involvement with the International Fortean Organization back in the day. He was a close mentor of the late head of that group (and the girl who tried to kill me, too!). I enjoyed conversations and dinner with the great man. I remember him telling me that he was no longer doing Forteana since the field was then just so out of whack. Soon after he fell into a long illness with his dear friend Doug Skinner looking in on him frequently. And then he was gone. He was always wanting to relay tips on diabetes to me but the group head never passed them on. Mr Keel was a sweetheart in addition to being a world traveler and investigator of strange things.

Stuart Whitman’s Alien Encounter

Famed journalist and ufologist John Keel related an account that involved celebrity actor Stuart Whitman:

A widespread power failure blacked out New York City and much of the northeastern United States late on the afternoon of November 10, 1965. By dawn of the following day, power still had not been restored. Movie and television actor Stuart Whitman, who was staying in a Manhattan hotel, heard a “sound like a whippoorwill whistling outside my twelfth story window.” When he stepped to the window, he was startled, so he told Hollywood reporter Vernon Scott two months later, to see two UFOs hovering nearby. According to his account;

“One of them was orange, and the other was blue. They gave off a strange luminescent light, so I couldn’t see if there were portholes or who was in them. Then I heard them speaking to me as if they were on a loudspeaker. They spoke to me in English. It may not have been audible to anyone else. They said they wanted to talk to me because I appeared to have no malice or hate. They said they were fearful of earth because Earthlings were messing around with unknown quantities and might disrupt the balance of the universe or their planet.

The people in the UFO said the blackout was just a little demonstration of their power and that they could do a lot more with almost no effort. It served as a warning. They said they could stop our whole planet from functioning. They asked me to do what I could to fight malice, prejudice, and hate on Earth, and then they took off. I couldn’t say how big the objects were, but when they took off I felt elated. I wasn’t even shocked. And I know I wasn’t asleep because I was standing by the window and wide awake the entire time. I don’t know why they picked me as a contact. But I’ll swear on a Bible that I saw them out there and that they talked to me.”

Whitman insisted that he had not been drinking. Scott, who thought the story was absurd, nonetheless acknowledged that Whitman seemed sincere. It was not, after all, the sort of tale likely to advance his career. He never spoke publicly of the incident again.

Source: John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse: The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs

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L to R: José Antonio Huneeus, John Alva Keel, Loren Coleman

 

Here is a pic of John with Antonio and Loren. I am quite sure I got it from Loren’s site.

Ah, boy, those were the days.

Times were different.

But things were the same.

At the same time.

Yeah.

🙂

Peace

 

 

YTLPYTG. It’s May already. Madonne.

My mind’s all over the place, thinking about all the draft status posts here, being so nailed-to-the-spot, happy that I finally got an AudioFire12, praying that it works, grateful that my main gear is workin’ and burnin’ in nicely, questioning why I am not hitting record in Audition, especially as it is armed and sensing, wondering about how badly I have damaged relations with aerial angel, very excited about certain communications received from the angel of the north, plus a bunch of other stuff. All this is on a rolling boil inside my mind like a hoo doo stew or something, with bits disappearing and reappearing at what must be true randomness if not classical chaos.

And it never stops.

Ever.

May also means I will be retiring. Which will be fab, even though I won’t be getting it all, it doesn’t seem practical to go with the government’s recommended plan that hopes and prays that you snuff it, just so they won’t have to give you your money back. Well F that eh.

Pretty certain that I have gone too far with this site and that my life is now irreparably damaged. I don’t get visits, calls, emails, texts… nothing, pretty much. Even here. Limited activity on fäcesbook. I am shunned, now, more than ever.

Well, there is always Plan A.

Is it all worth it? At all? I do not think that it, any of it, will ever amount to anything.

But I will try for the time being, since you never know. It is just extremely difficult to turn 60 years of abject failure around. At least in this society and age where we Homo Sapiens Sapiens critters have so far just managed to crawl up from near-total annihilation to reach a nasty, arrogant, adolescent stage in our development.

I expect it will all collapse soon. But, hey, maybe it won’t!

I know if I do it (whatever) good will follow, but even so, I just want to scream, till my voice quits. I dunno.

All I can say is yotalapaliotingule.

Why does nothing work?

Napundivrikuala.

Anuspakanutuun.

Quanduzoanufotsaang.

Kifrikotakotsutienbavaminivrik.

Kikots.

Peace

 

Mac Tonnies talks about The Cryptoterrestrial

Author Mac Tonnies (After The Martian Apocalypse) talks about his cryptoterrestrial hypothesis for the UFO phenomenon, from an interview I conducted with him in Kansas City in May 2006.

(c) 2006 Redstar Films Limited

Got reminded of our Mac the other day in the below old (2012) thread by Karl 12 which was just bumped but I am still not sure why.. Never got to meet him. He was a breath of fresh air, most assuredly.

The loss of Mac Tonnies at the age of 34 was a great shame but as he says in the interview the CTH could be an option that warrants further investigation – don’t know if other members agree with the idea of a race of techologically superior indigenous humanoids sharing our planet and being in some way responsible for UFO (or USO) reports but for further discussion the interview below with Tim Binnall really does go in depth and expands on other ufological aspects surrounding the hypothesis:

 

Mac starts out by giving us the basics on the CTH and brings everyone up to speed on just what it is. He talks about how the CTH came about and what separates it from the Jaques Valee theory of interdimensional beings.

If the cryptoterrestrials exist here on Earth, where are they most likely to be located ? He explains how the CTH “works” better than the ET hypothesis when it comes to reports of UFOs over nuclear facilities. He also explains how abductions may be best explained with the cryptoterrestrial hypothesis.

Mac tries to clear up the misconception that the CTH v. ETH debate is an “either / or” scenario. He talks about methods of testing the cryptoterrestrial hypothesis. We find out what Mac thinks the CTs would look like. Also, how does he fits the classic UFO scenario into the CTH. (If the CTs are on Earth, what are UFOs ?)

Interview Link

Cheers.

My advice right now is to go over and hit that interview link just above. If you dig this stuff you will be delighted. The video here is just a teaser, really as well as a quick summary for the attention-span damaged.

Enjoy

ETA: I thought that I should at least add this one so more volk can get up to speed on this very good theory.

The Paracast April 11, 2010 – Kimball, Redfern and Bishop

Excerpts from the April 11, 2010 episode of The Paracast, where Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop and I joined host Gene Steinberg to talk about Mac Tonnies’ last book, The Cryptoterrestrials. In this clip, we continue our discussion about the similarities between religion and ufology, and the need to keep an open mind when dealing with the paranormal, and to ask questions.

 

Enjoy

Peace

 

[Mirror] UFOs Caught From Stormchaser Camera

Watch this video from a storm near Stillwater, Oklahoma. Channel 6 news was broadcasting from a storm chaser and it has a couple of very unusual things in it.

Source: Julie Taylor Godfrey
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OKsna…

my source

Very interesting, no?

The cameraman seems interested but no one else appears to catch them as something odd.

Not sure at all of what to make of what I am seeing, truth be told.

There are more, too, in the upper left, but those do not appear as active with none 0f the “thrusters” and the vanishing and all that our two do.

Maybe if the teevee people would have continued the feed instead of switching to the map … ah well.

Nifty keen, anyway.

Peace

 

Black Eyed Kid CAUGHT ON CAMERA (audio lure to camera TRAP)

Over an hour of BEK activity captured on video! ***FOLLOW UP: I contacted the police: https://youtu.be/O64M5T-Gmdk ***

You’ve heard the stories, I found proof. I’m in touch with other paranormal researchers, and together we’ve been mapping data from black eyed kid encounters. For a long time now I’ve believed that they must have a language all their own. I was finally able to isolate a low-frequency signal that appeared in the background of tons of my evidence.

I played the frequency every night for a week, eventually succeeding in my efforts to lure a black eyed kid into my camera trap.

Please send me more evidence so I can expand my research.

Catch up on my black eyed kid INVESTIGATION:
Map of BEK activity/Where Are They??: https://goo.gl/Dl7v4n
Man survives group ambush by BEK: https://goo.gl/RuiPKx
My personal theory about what the BEK are: https://goo.gl/17k3AI

Full Fantastic Daily BEK Investigation playlist: https://goo.gl/H5w6jO

I was not expecting much in the way of convincing content, but the presenter sounds like he is an actual researcher, which impresses me. Could still be unreal but judging from what I have learned about this fellow’s efforts and methods, it just might be the real thing.

I looked deeper. Came up with this as the assessment. Sigh. I need a breather or a tune up or a lube or something. I need to stop embarrassing myself.

So take a peek at his other stuff and see what you think.

In my humble opinion, this is bizarre enough to be the real deal.

The creature just stood out there, entranced by the “bait” perhaps, for over an hour.

That is serious. Excellent discussion going on here, if you like.

I tagged it in cryptozoology just in case the BEKs deserve their own spot in that realm.

How about leaving an (unprecedented) comment, folks?

I hope I never meet any of them, but at the same time I kinda do, if you know what I mean, but I would need some serious help in calming down after that level of fear washed on through me. And new underwear, surely.

ETA: I am not so sure about this whole thing…I may have been hoodwinked again, but, we’ll see in due course.

Enjoy.

Peace