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I have seen other, much more robust lists. But the reality remains the same.

Complete List Of Clinton Associates Who Allegedly Died Mysteriously Or Committed Suicide Before Testimony

Story by Tyler Durden
Sun, 08/11/2019 – 22:30

Authored by Jim Hoft via GatewayPundit.com,

On Saturday multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the highest profile prisoner in US custody, was found dead in his prison cell in Manhattan.

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This occurred the day after two thousand previously sealed court documents involving the Jeffrey Epstein child sex abuse case were released to the public.

The documents described how Bill Clinton held a private party on Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile island.

Clinton made at least 27 times trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane. Most of those flights were with underage girls.

Despite a previous attempt on his life just three weeks ago the prison guards skipped the 30 minute required checks on Epstein’s cell last night.

Early yesterday morning they found him dead.

Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a long list of Clinton family associates and acquaintances who died mysteriously or committed suicide before their public testimony.

In 2016 CBS Las Vegas posted a list of Bill and Hillary Clinton associates alleged to have died under mysterious circumstances.

Here is that list.

1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder …happened just after she was to go public w:th her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3 – Vince Foster – Former White House counselor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller committed suicide.

5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.

7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..

11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.

13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter, investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.

19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington ,Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death: Unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, naked body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.

23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.

24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.

27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”.

34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE ALSO DEAD

35 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.

36 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds

37 – Sgt. Brian Hanley

38 – Sgt. Tim Sabel

39 – Major General William Robertson

40 – Col. William Densberger

41 – Col. Robert Kelly

42 – Spec. Gary Rhodes

43 – Steve Willis

44 – Robert Williams

45 – Conway LeBleu

46 – Todd McKeehan

And the most recent, Seth Rich, the DC staffer murdered and “robbed” (of nothing) on July 10. Wikileaks founder Assange claims he had info on the DNC email scandal.

Not Included in this list are the 4 heroes killed in Benghazi.

And now you can add multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein to the list…

Evil incarnate. These poor people noted in this article are just the tip of the iceberg. Just the damage control department. Capiche? Think on it. Frightening stuff.

 

 

Swamp – by Wadim Kashin

“Something about this place feels familiar,

But I don’t know if it would recognize me, too?

Maybe I came here in another body

Once, a long, long time ago.”

Vagabird

This is a very nice illustration.

I miss drawing.

 

 

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British Big Cat Photographed Near Exeter Airport Link

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The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he pulled over on Parsons Lane in Clyst Honiton on Monday night to top up his phone.

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After a bit of searching I found the gate on Google maps. It’s on the bend just before Cranbrook. Looks like a genuine report. As usual the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals Act is quoted as the ‘logical’ reason for animals being released, though reports of these animals stretch far back into history and black leopards held their value, unlike pumas, releasing black leopards was far too infrequent to account for all the sightings.

 

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I’m sure this is the spot, it’s a good place to pull over and the 2011 image matches the trees on the right. The 2012 version has the same fence…

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Google maps

Great shots and looking at whats in the picture seems to suggest rather strongly that the scale of this kitty cat can only mean an official Alien Big Cat.

 

 

galileo

A fan restored this full-size prop with mad love and devotion and it came out so well, the gleaming shuttlecraft was donated to NASA.

Sweet.

 

 

Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

TED
Published on Jul 31, 2009

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Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea — and her theory on why mainstream science doesn’t take it seriously.

OMG I’m in love with this lady!

I, too, am a supporter of the aquatic apes in our history, you see.

Furthermore, I support the existence of an aquatic species who split off and started when we did. This species is still around today. Possibly having something to do with the ubiquitous USOs.

Dig  it. They’re out there!

 

 

A Field Guide to Shells and Lifeforms on Mars, part 1

MartianLifeforms
Published on Oct 23, 2015

www.martianlifeforms.com

This is a video by Tim Beech, the owner of the now 22 year old Life On Mars website established in 1997 as The Peculiar Rocks of Mars. There’s only a single video on his YouTube channel, this one, so it looks like the series he speaks of never happened.

Maybe Tim just got disillusioned in his quest? These things are unknown. But this video has mighty few views for being up for four years.

I think the similarity in pattern and shape is quite interesting, but they could actually be just rocks in odd lighting… So many minerals form perfect geometric shapes here at home, so minerals would on Mars, too. Although these examples are not rigidly similar at all, some are rounded and well, it could be something. So there.

Yes… the more I think about it the minerals are out, (noting that rocks are lumps of minerals), but although “I Want To Believe,” it might be that while it’s certainly plausible, it is certainly not probable.

The movement clip (see sidebar) that Tim discovered does still intrigue me, though. The resolution he was working with for all of these shown here is just barely adequate for pleasant viewing, let alone analysis, so, yeah, illusion and pareidolia abound. Having said that, however, note that a few of them are still — of interest. And we mustn’t forget the myriad of fantastic “rocks” that our modern rovers have happened upon. And driven past.

Hey, here’s a link to Tim’s Martian Lifeforms forum. Not a lot there, though.

Be well.

 

 

seaserpo

The Great Sea-Serpent When First Seen From H.M.S Daedalus from The Sea, Its Stirring Story Of Adventure, Peril & Heroism published by Cassell & Co. (1887). Original from the British Library. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Vintage vector created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.com

I love sea serpents. And lake monsters and pretty much any critters from the sea. Or water. They are incredible creatures about which nearly nothing is known. There have been, after all, thousands upon thousands of sightings dating right from the year dot. This interest of mine also includes aquatic apes and whoever runs the sh!tload of USOs seen all over the world.

 

 

dogman

A wonderful illustration by the late, great Bernie Wrightson — a part of the Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven animation.

An extremely expressive Dogman if ever I saw one.

I wish I could see one!

No, really, I do!

 

 

Well now!

This is a most excellent discovery. I hope we get to see some good stuff soon.

Goliath’s True Hometown Found? (Giant Sized Ruins)

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Soren Dreier
Author: Haaretz
August 3, 2019
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Goliath’s True Hometown Found? Lost 3,000-year-old Philistine City Emerges Beneath Gath

Massive fortifications hidden beneath previously excavated settlement in southern Israel may have inspired biblical traditions about Goliath and other hulks

Archaeologists excavating the ancient Philistine city of Gath have uncovered massive 3,000-year-old fortifications of a size unprecedented for their time and place. The discovery could help explain why the Bible names this town as a home to giants, the researchers say.

The monumental ruins emerged in recent months beneath the remains of a later and already well-explored layer of the Philistine settlement, indicating that researchers have stumbled upon an older city that was partially or completely built over by subsequent generations.

If Goliath did once exist, his hometown would apparently have been this earlier city, not the one under archaeological investigation for decades.

The discovery suggests that Gath was at the peak of its power much earlier than previously thought, putting its heyday around the time when the city features heavily in the biblical narrative as a fierce rival of the early Israelites as well as the hometown of Goliath and other outsized biblical warriors.

“I’ve been digging here for 23 years, and this place still manages to surprise me,” says Aren Maeir, a professor of archaeology at Bar-Ilan University who leads the expedition in Gath. “All along we had this older, giant city that was hiding just a meter under the city we were digging.”

Located in southern Israel, the site is known today as Tell es-Safi. As the name suggests, it is a tell – a mound largely made up of the stratified ruins of multiple settlements left over by millennia of human habitation.

Finds at Tell es-Safi range from remains dated to the 5th millennium B.C.E. to a medieval Crusader castle and a modern Arab village destroyed in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Most scholars accept the identification of this site as the biblical Gath, in large part because of its location and the major Philistine-era remains found there.

Gath is mentioned in the Bible more times than any of the five major Philistine cities (the other four being Ekron, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Gaza). Gath is said to have hosted the Ark of the Covenant for a brief time after the Philistines captured it from the Israelites (1 Samuel 5:8) and it is where David sought refuge twice from king Saul, eventually becoming a mercenary for the city’s ruler, Achish (1 Samuel 21 and 1 Samuel 27).

A hidden city emerges

Archaeologists have been digging Philistine Gath for decades, uncovering temples, mud brick houses and massive oil presses that paint the picture of a bustling city sprawling over 500 dunams (50 hectares) with a population of around 5,000-10,000.

“This was the largest Philistine city and probably one of the largest in the Iron Age Levant,” Maeir says. “Larger cities were only found outside the Levant, such as in Egypt and Mesopotamia.”

Those Philistine remains were dated to a period called the Iron Age IIA, roughly from the end of the 10th century B.C.E. to the late ninth century B.C.E., when the city was destroyed in a conflagration, probably in the conquest of the area by the Aramean king Hazael around 830 B.C.E. – an event recorded in the Bible (2 Kings 12:17). Gath never recovered from that blow: it was later rebuilt as a small Judahite settlement but was destroyed again by the Assyrians at the end of the eighth century B.C.E.

Until now, researchers thought that Philistine Gath flourished mainly during that fairly brief window between the late 10th century B.C.E. and Hazael’s arrival, even though that period is a bit later than most of the biblical stories in which the city features. (If we trust the biblical chronology, Saul and David, who so frequently had dealings with the Gittites, would have lived in the late 11th-early 10th centuries B.C.E.)

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Giants. Love giants. We’ve had tons of magically disappearing giant skeletons and their their giant accessories … and now, thank God, we get giant buildings! Yay. Not so easily disappeared, eh.

How sweet it is.

I still have no clue as to why the species of giant human that seemed to reside world-wide remains secreted away and not talked of except those rare truth seekers who are marginalized.

It’s just wrong and may this discovery open the floodgates!

 

 

oily critter

I stumbled across this the other day and it made me smile. Because I remember. This is a tiny crop from a picture the had this person and a co-worker posing at the side of a dark vat at a facility (something to do with water, I think?), which had gone all wonky.

This lovely creature was found swimming all alone in that vat of God-knows-what oily, nasty concoction and was reportedly unidentified.

Right up my alley! This was somewhere in the United States, I’d say 70s or 80s. Wish I still had my photographic memory. Sigh.

Naturally there was never a follow up to the story.

I hate when that happens.

 

 

moonbase

This is an official US government illustration from back in the day, the 40s and 50s, for a reactor on the moon to power a military moon base.

There is some evidence, much of it discovered by the late, great Ron Schmidt, a.k.a. zorgon, that there may actually be one or more of these on the moon as I type this. No, really, there is. It would be buried, though, in reality, for protection from meteorites, both micro and not. For me, a lot of little loose ends would finally get tied.

 

 

CBS13 CBS Sacramento

September 20, 2018

WATCH: A fire tornado snatches firefighters’ hose, pulling it up to 100 feet in the air before melting it completely! Canadian firefighter Mary Schidlowsky shot this footage while battling tough ongoing wildfires in British Columbia.

Holy sh!t !

 

 

I find this case to be absolutely fascinating and just had to share it with thee and thine and with thy mind. Yup, it’s neat.
[Please do view these videos in full screen.]

Props to our shawmanfromny for finding this. I doubt I would have known of it if he hadn’t.

First, his report…

Luminous UAP Captured On The Moon’s Surface On July 24

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I just saw an interesting YouTube video clip on reddit and decided to check out the original source.

The edited clip, posted on reddit here, was credited to UFOvni2012, a YouTube channel that posts videos on astronomy and astrophotography. This person also posts a lot of photos and video clips of anomalies on the Moon’s surface, that he claims are either “alien structures,” or “alien craft.” I checked out a few of those videos and I think he overreaches on his conclusions concerning these anomalies…probably for views. However, he does have some interesting clips of orbs/UAPs that appear on the Moon’s surface.

This particular object, suddenly appears over the Moon’s surface. At first, I thought that it was just some sort of luminous gas exhaust from an underground vent, but then, the UAP does appear to move. If this object was just a capture of a satellite in Earth’s orbit, or of a bird in flight at night, it wouldn’t appear to be stationary. Instead, it would be seen as a small, dark object that’s moving in front of the Moon’s field of view, like what’s shown in the following clips:

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However, this object is luminous and at first remains static, before it starts to move. Here’s a screen shot of the object from the original video clip. In the upper right is a superimposed close up.

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Ancient Discoveries “Alien Structures” and “UFO FLY” On The MOON Damoiseau (VIDEO 4k)

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Video clip that I watched on reddit, which was edited from the original source I posted above:

Activity on the Moon 4K – 2019

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Published on Jul 25, 2019

Flashes on the moon: phys.org/news/2019-05-moon.html www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/news-…
Weird Flashes Keep Appearing on the Moon and Scientists Don’t Know Why: futurism.com/the-byte/flashes…
What causes flashes on the moon? earthsky.org/astronomy-essent…
What are those mysterious flashes on the moon? eu.usatoday.com/story/news/na…
FBI Memo: vault.fbi.gov/hottel_guy/Guy%…
General Twining Letter: www.nicap.org/twining_letter_d…
declassified USAFE 14 doc: www.nicap.org/docs/481104usafe…
paper – physical evidence: t.co/Lo5ZJRbKAX
UK Files: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos/
UK Reports: www.gov.uk/government/publica…
French Files: archive.org/details/FrenchUFO…
Spain Files: bibliotecavirtualdefensa.es/BV…
Canada Files: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/d…
Australian Files: www.naa.gov.au/collection/a-z/…
Brazil Files: archive.org/details/Brazilian…
Denmark Files archive.org/details/DanishUFO…
New Zealand Files: archive.org/details/NewZealan…
200 cases in Spain and Portugal: cufos.org/books/Catalogue_of_2…
Cases involving vehicle interference: www.cufos.org/books/UFO_REPORT…
The Hynek Ufo Report: www.cufos.org/books/The_Hynek_…
Cases with Physical Traces: www.cufos.org/books/Physical_T…
A Study on secondary Effects: www.cufos.org/books/A_Study_of…
CIA Remote viewing Mars: www.cia.gov/library/readingro…
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This has really put a tight grip on my grey matter.

Having said that, I am referring to the object featured out in the second video and referenced with timestamps in the first. I am not supporting the so-called “alien structures” in any way, shape or form. Silliness, to the max. There is no resolution available yo support those claims and there are, of course, hi-res photos of the area available from NASA from various missions and craft. And no one has said a word.

Anyway…

It just appears, as if by wizardry. Or, rather, it’s luminosity just appears, as if, to get all anthropomorphic, it just got “turned on.” And then… it just sits there. For a good, long while. This is not the behavior of the latest hoax project of some basement dwelling kid. The flickering it displays is a bit odd to my neurons, but not awfully so. Can’t think of a good cause for it except sputtering exhaust. There are, actually, comments that it might be gas escaping and somehow being excited into luminosity, which is quite plausible.

But, it stays coherent and…

… it starts to move!

In a way that gas venting from the surface is not going to be able to do, in reference to the subsequent path that’s taken by the light.

Still flickering, it travels at a moderate pace in a reasonably straight line at what appears to be level flight, in front of the little crater it first appeared next to, following along what looks like a ridge line. It then stops and seems to “shut off.”

But…

Regarding the shutting down of the flickering light, note that in the big inset in the top video, which is (said to be the original), I note what seems to be non-luminous “roiling,” of the surface, or the object, between 4:38 and 4:59.

I dearly wish that the resolution was much higher. Even with a 4K sensor, there just aren’t enough pixels on duty in this tiny section of the frame. Everything is just a blur. Ha! Like the old days! But these shots wouldn’t have been possible not that long ago. Perhaps a more powerful eyepiece for his video camera to peer through. Then again, big scopes are big money. Hey, 8K will be the norm soon.

Exceptionally intriguing.

Tell me, what do you think of this? Please leave a comment, as I would love to know your thoughts on this.

 

 

my grandpa 1917

An interesting little tanklette from WWI. This pic has a title of “my grandpa 1917,” which I think is so nice.

Love the wheels!

I wonder about grandpa’s head stickin’ out like that, though. Seems rather dodgy.

I would just love to see a film of this thing in action. I am trying to imagine how it would move and how quick it might be, as it looks rather tippy.

 

 

Iggy Makarevich

So sad… she was a friend but I really only knew her a little from the many conferences we were both at. This is really a shock.

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Greg Bishop to Radio Misterioso

Rosemary was an amazing person, and a force of nature as an author and publisher. We were just getting to know each other in the last couple of years. My heart goes out to her husband Joe, who strikes me as one of the most kind people I have ever met. Spent a few days with them both this last February. Saddest news yet.

Photo from the Integratron on 2/7/19.

She was indeed amazing… and I am proud she was my friend.

Classic shot of Rosemary in 2015:

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80-mile-wide swarm of ladybugs shows up on National Weather Service radar

Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service’s radar wasn’t a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over Southern California.

Meteorologist Joe Dandrea says the array of bugs appeared to be about 80 miles (129 kilometers) wide as it flew over San Diego Tuesday.

But Dandrea tells the Los Angeles Times that the ladybugs are actually spread throughout the sky, flying at between 5,000 and 9,000 feet (1,525 and 2,745 meters), with the most concentrated group about 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide.

NWS San Diego

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The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of lady bugs termed a “bloom” #CAwx

It wasn’t immediately known what type of ladybug was causing the phenomenon.

The Times says one species, adult convergent lady beetles, mate and migrate from the Sierra Nevada to valley areas where they eat aphids and lay eggs.

(Copyright (c) 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

That is a lot of ladybugs!

 

 

The Fen Werewolf Photos.

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Let’s talk about the Fen Werewolf photos. Link to Article: http://tobyvenables.blogspot.com/2011…

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It does look a bit hoaxy. For all the reasons discussed in the video. But who knows. At the same time it looks like it just might be real. But I am leaning the other way. Hopefully some good photos will turn up.

The only real dogman photo that I know of is the Beast of Seven Chutes image. There was no thought of any creature in the taking of it, just awe at the natural landscape.

 

 

tictacmars

The full frame from NASA.

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Just thought I’d throw this in here, rather than my “interesting rocks” thread, since it doesn’t really have to do with rocks. Anyway, here’s a .gif made with some Curiosity Right Navcam images taken 13 seconds apart. Unfortunately, it appears that the Left Navcam apparently wasn’t taking pictures at the time. I guess they don’t do that all the time anymore. Anyway, it’s like that bright spot that showed up on one of the images a few weeks back, except that it’s black and kind of looks like one of those “tic-tac” deals that are so popular these days.

mars.jpl.nasa.gov…

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Crop!

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Aerial anomalies on Mars are a treat for me.

This one, of course, since it’s only on one frame from one camera, could be the old cosmic ray strike and that’s been trotted out for it. Of course.

But, then again, it doesn’t really look like a cosmic ray strike, so… who knows what it is?

Naturally, my preference is a device of some sort. Or, even better, a critter! Now, that’s unlikely!

Which leads all the way back to my yoot, when a glowing orange aerial anomaly first triggered my deep interest in all things Forteana.

I love this stuff…

And, again, as noted, it really doesn’t look like a cosmic ray strike. Just look at that shape. Ya dig? Seriously, now.

Dig it.

 

 

Science Newsfrom research organizations


Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave

First evidence that giant ostrich-like birds once roamed Europe

Date: June 26, 2019
Source: Taylor & Francis Group
Summary: A surprise discovery in a Crimean cave suggests that early Europeans lived alongside some of the largest ever known birds, according to new research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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A surprise discovery in a Crimean cave suggests that early Europeans lived alongside some of the largest ever known birds, according to new research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

It was previously thought that such gigantism in birds only ever existed on the islands of Madagascar and New Zealand as well as Australia. The newly-discovered specimen, discovered in the Taurida Cave on the northern coast of the Black Sea, suggests a bird as giant as the Madagascan elephant bird or New Zealand moa. It may have been a source of meat, bones, feathers and eggshell for early humans.

“When I first felt the weight of the bird whose thigh bone I was holding in my hand, I thought it must be a Malagasy elephant bird fossil because no birds of this size have ever been reported from Europe. However, the structure of the bone unexpectedly told a different story,” says lead author Dr Nikita Zelenkov from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“We don’t have enough data yet to say whether it was most closely related to ostriches or to other birds, but we estimate it weighed about 450kg. This formidable weight is nearly double the largest moa, three times the largest living bird, the common ostrich, and nearly as much as an adult polar bear.”

It is the first time a bird of such size has been reported from anywhere in the northern hemisphere. Although the species was previously known, no one ever tried to calculate the size of this animal. The flightless bird, attributed to the species Pachystruthio dmanisensis, was probably at least 3.5 metres tall and would have towered above early humans. It may have been flightless but it was also fast.

While elephant birds were hampered by their great size when it came to speed, the femur of the current bird was relatively long and slim, suggesting it was a better runner. The femur is comparable to modern ostriches as well as smaller species of moa and terror birds. Speed may have been essential to the bird’s survival. Alongside its bones, palaeontologists found fossils of highly-specialised, massive carnivores from the Ice Age. They included giant cheetah, giant hyenas and sabre-toothed cats, which were able to prey on mammoths.

Other fossils discovered alongside the specimen, such as bison, help date it to 1.5 to 2 million years ago. A similar range of fossils was discovered at an archaeological site in the town of Dmanisi in Georgia, the oldest hominin site outside Africa. Although previously neglected by science, this suggests the giant bird may have been typical of the animals found at the time when the first hominins arrived in Europe. The authors suggest it reached the Black Sea region via the Southern Caucasus and Turkey.

The body mass of the bird was reconstructed using calculations from several formulae, based on measurements from the femur bone. Applying these formulae, the body mass of the bird was estimated to be around 450kg. Such gigantism may have originally evolved in response to the environment, which was increasingly arid as the Pleistocene epoch approached. Animals with a larger body mass have lower metabolic demands and can therefore make use of less nutritious food growing in open steppes.

“The Taurida cave network was only discovered last summer when a new motorway was being built. Last year, mammoth remains were unearthed and there may be much more to that the site will teach us about Europe’s distant past,” says Zelenkov.


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Journal Reference:

  1. Nikita V. Zelenkov, Alexander V. Lavrov, Dmitry B. Startsev, Innessa A. Vislobokova, Alexey V. Lopatin. A giant early Pleistocene bird from eastern Europe: unexpected component of terrestrial faunas at the time of early Homo arrivalJournal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2019; e1605521 DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1605521

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Taylor & Francis Group. “Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave: First evidence that giant ostrich-like birds once roamed Europe.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 June 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190626200313.htm>.

This is FABULOUS news! Huge birds are so awesome! And so dangerous!

Whee!

I got turned onto this by a post by Corinna somewhere at the Centre for Fortean Zoology, facebook, maybe, which I cannot find the link for. So Frustrating.