Forteana

 
sea serpents

A beautiful sea serpent illustration via my ole buddy Dr. Karl Shuker.

I am really and truly enamored of this this artist’s vision … this creature’s so sleek and so bold and so deadly dangerous!

Mmmm…

 

 

find it

A note to all skeptics of cryptozoological research…

If you fail at this exercise — then you need to Shut The Fuck Up.

Capiche?

Good.

 

 
Europa

Scientist Predicts Higher Forms Of Alien Life on Europa

OrionHunterX Member
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posted on Feb, 9 2020 @ 03:29 AM

It’s ‘almost a racing certainty’ there’s alien life on Jupiter’s moon Europa—and Mars could be hiding primitive microorganisms, too. That’s the view of leading British space scientist Professor Monica Grady, who says the notion of undiscovered life in our galaxy isn’t nearly as far-fetched as we might expect.

Professor Grady, a Professor of Planetary and Space Science, says the frigid seas beneath Europa’s ice sheets could harbor ‘octopus’ like creatures. Meanwhile the deep caverns and caves found on Mars may also hide subterranean life-forms—as they offer shelter from intense solar radiation while also potentially boasting remnants of ice.

Professor Grady was speaking at Liverpool Hope University, where she’s just been installed as Chancellor, and revealed: “When it comes to the prospects of life beyond Earth, it’s almost a racing certainty that there’s life beneath the ice on Europa.”

“Elsewhere, if there’s going to be life on Mars, it’s going to be under the surface of the planet. “There you’re protected from solar radiation. And that means there’s the possibility of ice remaining in the pores of the rocks, which could act as a source of water.”

“If there is something on Mars, it’s likely to be very small—bacteria.”

“But I think we’ve got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus.”

Well, if that’s the case then the universe could be teeming with life and probably advanced civilizations far ahead of us in technology that would perhaps seem like magic to us. One scientist said that there are more advanced civilizations partying around the universe than there are grains of sand on planet earth!!

I wouldn’t go that far but there is probably more life out there than we can ever imagine!

phys.org…

EnceladusI would go that far. Life teems. It’s the only thing life knows how to do. Just look at our own world, there’s life deep underground…inside the rocks…and they just found life inside the Chernobyl reactor that eats the radiation.

So, yes, absolutely, life is everywhere — and I use the word everywhere quite literally.

I love this stuff. We need to stop killing each other and get out in space! And hey, there is also Enceladus!

 

 
gimbal ufo
 

Gimbal UFO – What it really looks like

UAPleaks
Jul 7, 2019

Dear viewer, Welcome to my detailed video – and image enhancement of the famous Gimbal UFO. Do not expect from me that I am going to describe the original video or the HUD display as has been done already. No I will only focus on showing you what this craft (UFO) really looks like. For the full story, mission details and more background information on the Gimbal UFO: Detailed info: https://coi.tothestarsacademy.com/gim… Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1uL…

What I find interesting is why they released the video but not telling you what it looks like. I am doing this work for more than 25 years. It really surprises me that they have not released more details. Wouldn’t you say that by now they must know what they are up against?

It is pretty diffult to enhance any details from this video as the craft is located right in the centre of an overbright and high contrast region.

Part of the solution to make the craft visible I found in applying a 4 times iteration of CLAHE.

What is CLAHE? CLAHE stands for Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization.

This sounds complicated but it is in fact rather simple to explain. When you would use a Histogram Equalization (HE) filter on a video or photo, the software improves the background contrast of an entire photo. As long as you use a photo or video with very poor (dim) lighting conditions and one that does not have any (over)bright areas the filter does a perfect job. In the best cases you can see a lot more details in a dark photo.

The HE filter however completely fails when there is one or more areas of high brightness in the photo. When that is the case after applying HE the entire photo has become overbright and lots of details are lost. The reason for this is that HE works global (entire image) and therefore
the filter is not limited to a particular section of the image. Therefore HE does not work on the Gimbal video.

If we do not want the whole image to become overbright, Adaptive Histogram Equalization (AHE) is to be used instead.

In principle AHE works the same way as HE except that there is no global processing. With AHE the image is divided in smaller squares (tiles). In AHE mode each of these squares is histogram equalized separately and as the histogram is limited to a small section there is no overbrightness or trans border effect.

Unfortunately using the AHE filter also can have a negative effect when the image contains (too) much noise as its noise will also be amplified. To get rid of this noise another filter is used: Contrast Limitation (CL). By setting a threshold, the noise (pixels) is equalized and so the image stays (relatively) clean.

By applying CLAHE to an image, we see another side effect: small lines (squares). To fade these lines often a global bilinear interpolation filter is used.

So now you know what CLAHE is and its benefits over Histogram Equalization.

I have told you that PART of the solution was CLAHE. That is true. This video is recorded in the Infrared spectrum so I first had to recover the original colours using an IR to VIS(ual) / Ul(tra)V(iolet) spectrum filter. Having recovered (most of) the natural colours the next steps where basic processing; Stacking frames, curve filter, deblur, refocus, micro contrast enhancement for details and finally a tone mapper.

So what will you see in the final result?

1. The Gimbal UFO is neither saucer shape nor does it resamble a (real) triangle.
2. The UFO appears to have a minimum of three visible and perhaps more indiscernible propulsion systems.
3. Does it stop here? For now YES but I intend to show you every single part of this UFO so I am already working on a combination of new (mostly experimental) enhancement methods.

To be continued …

Enjoy this video that shows the Gimbal UFO as it really is. Did you ever imagine that it looked like ….

Part two will (hopefully) follow soon revealing alot more details.

Pinned by UAPleaks
UAPleaks
6 months ago (edited)
Dear viewer, WAPTEK2 and other Youtubers question the genuineness of the Gimbal video material. They claim that it is CGI and that this was already proven on Above Top Secret and other forums. Well, anyone knows how I nowadays think about ATS. I was a member once, until I discovered what ATS really stands for. I can neither confirm nor deny that there indeed might be manipulated footage on the internet. Nowadays very clever CGI experts could replicate videos from top to bottom and add, remove or replace parts of a video almost unnoticed. Having said that: please note that in 2004 and even today with current known algorithms used to up- and downscale it is totally impossible to create a craft in CGI in a bigger size, compress it to 815 x 815 pixels (you will lose a lot of valuable data) and when you upscale the video (increase resolution through e.g. interpolation) retrieve not only very detailed (original) information but also the (original) colours.. This is physically not possible: period! For your information: The GIMBAL video was officially released by the Pentagon together with the 2004 FLIR1 video. These two videos are unrelated. The Gimbal UFO was filmed at the East Coast of the United States and at a till this day unknown date and the 2004 FLIR1 video at the West Coast. If there is any mentioning of CGI created videos back in 2004 it has been done for a specific reason. For my research I never use video material from the internet. My only sources are the operator (original film) or an official channel. The Gimbal UFO video used for the analysis comes from an official, therefore reliable und trustworthy source.

I dunno. This is the guy who did the vid on the one down under I posted about. The second vid of which had me leery. This one less so, but… I dunno about this guy.

 

 

This is a few years old now but some may not know about it.

These cities were vast and they all interconnected with roads. One of my favorite things about it is the recent idea that the immense Amazon rainforest itself is the result of the overgrowth of these people’s farms and gardens after their civilization collapsed. The idea came from the fact that the majority of flora in the Amazon are fruit-bearing. I love that…

 

Man catches HUGE wolf attack dog on camera!

Deep Bush Survival
Oct 1, 2015

Some guy finds a HUGE black wolf in his front yard and catches it chasing his dog on camera! Check it out!

Check us out at www.deepbushsurvival.com And on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeepBushSurv…

Thanks

Could this be a dire wolf?

It looks big enough, although we can’t truly tell how big it is. Yes, I know that they’re supposed to be extinct. But as we see quite frequently, supposedly extinct species are found and it seems to be on the increase. I personally put absolutely no stock whatsoever into “supposed to be extinct.” Pffft.

I hope it is a dire wolf. I really do. The magnificence!

I am glad that the doggy is alright, though.

Note: I am quite sure that I have posted this clip before, as it’s old, right up my alley and I’ve seen it many, many times… but, hey, it’s always good for a repost!

Here it is from a different uploader with some info.

Scary footage of a wolf attacking a dog

Newsflare
Oct 16, 2015

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A scary video has emerged from Canada of a wolf attacking a fishing guide’s pet dog. In the footage, filmed near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan on September 9, the dog is barking loudly at the wolf, but towards the end of the video a yelp can be heard as the wolf fights back. It’s not known what happened to the dog in the end, but more information is being sought. The filmer later wrote online: “I work as a fishing guide in northern Saskatchewan and I shot this video on one of our trails around the lodge.”

Note that in this one the description says the outcome of the dog is not known.

Hmmm.

The following blockquote is from here.

Absolutely Massive Wolf Filmed In Northern Saskatchewan

By: UnofficialNet | September 10, 2019

Footage has emerged from northern Saskatchewan that shows an absolutely huge Timber Wolf. In the video you can hear a dog barking loudly at the wolf before the animal leaps up and goes after the dog.

The man who shot the video said,  

“I work as a fishing guide in northern Saskatchewan and I shot this video on one of our trails around the lodge.We get a lot of bears that come around the lodge but this year we had a black wolf that started to come around for a few days. We spotted the wolf through the window of the kitchen in the lodge and I made my way outside with the camera. The lodge manager Dan went for the shotgun. 

When I started to take pictures the wolf left, then returned a few minutes later and that’s when Trigger took after the wolf. The wolf waited for Trigger to turn away from him and that’s when he grabbed the dog in the back end and threw her up in the air right in front of me. Dan shot the shotgun into the air and that broke the fight up. The wolf turned and left, we followed the wolf into the bush and shot again to scare him off.  The wolf came back two more times that day looking for the dog we think. Trigger had a few good wounds and cuts but she is fine now.”

*Video courtesy of Deep Bush Survival

huge wolf

Hey, found this. It’s the second of three clips and looks uncropped.

But Gol Dan, look at the size of the critter in clip number 3 … ! Holy Cow! err Wolf !

Massive Wolf Captured on Dash-Cam – Must Watch!!!

Paws Channel
May 9, 2018

Massive wolf caught on Camera.

Fascinating how the same story just goes ‘round and ‘round and just keeps appearing…

“The Thunderbird Encounters” (Documentary)

Uncle UNIT
Apr 4, 2019

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I adore Thunderbirds! A well done presentation with a lot of information.

New & Definitive Thunderbird Documentary

Bob Gymlan
Jun 20, 2019

In this video, I will discuss the prehistoric Thunderbird, historical sightings, modern sightings and encounters, a contested video clip, what “large” really means for a bird, and finally, a range of explanations. The theories range from the zoological, cryptozoological, and paranormal.

Support! Help me pay for illustrations: paypal.me/BobGymlan Illustrations by Fred Dunn!: www.youtube.com/user/dredfunn

This, I quite enjoyed in it’s thoroughness and coherency.

Heres a nice little gif…

birdgif

 

 

Frank Zappa – Inca Roads (A Token Of His Extreme)

Eagle Rock
Aug 6, 2013

store.eagle-rock.com/title/a-t… DVD: smarturl.it/FrankZappaTokenDVD

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT and the Zappa Family Trust are pleased to announce the first official release of A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME, an original program created by FRANK ZAPPA for TV.
Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music.
The line-up exists of Frank Zappa—guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke—keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock—sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood—percussion; Tom Fowler—bass; Chester Thompson—drums.
The Program, as edited and thoroughly tweezed & produced by FZ for Honker Home Video includes these delights: The Dog Breath Variations/ Uncle Meat, Montana, Earl Of Duke (George Duke), Florentine Pogen, Stink-Foot, Pygmy Twylyte, Room Service, Inca Roads, Oh No, Son Of Orange County, More Trouble Every Day, A Token Of My Extreme.
Stereo Mixes Produced by Frank Zappa with Kerry McNabb at Paramount Studios, 1974. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2009
FZ: “This was put together with my own money and my own time and it’s been offered to television networks and to syndication and it has been steadfastly rejected by the American television industry. It has been shown in primetime in France and Switzerland, with marvelous results. It’s probably one of the finest pieces of video work that any human being has ever done. I did it myself. And the animation that you’re gonna see in this was done by a guy named Bruce Bickford, and I hope he is watching the show, because it’s probably the first time that a lot of people in America got a chance to see it.”- FZ appearing on the Mike Douglas Show, 1976
Because ‘Token’ has never been commercially released until now, it is one of the most sought after Frank Zappa programs.

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Frank Zappa’s UFO song with ancient civilizations, too… Frank was a wonderfully deep individual.

And… there’s Ruth! Such intensity of talent!

 

 

dhole

Dhole

Also known as Bholes and Dôls
Origin Dreamlands
First appearance ADJ: “The White People”
Created by Arthur Machen

Below him the ground was festering with gigantic Dholes, and even as he looked, one reared up several hundred feet and leveled a bleached, viscous end at him.

~ H. P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price, “Through the Gates of the Silver Key

Dholes, also called bholes, are huge, slimy worm-like creatures, at least several hundred feet long. Because they avoid daylight and are covered in viscous goo, their features are nearly impossible to discern. Similar creatures called bholes exist in the Vale of Pnath in the Dreamlands.

Now Carter knew from a certain source that he was in the Vale of Pnath, where crawl and burrow the enormous bholes; but he did not know what to expect, because no one has ever seen a bhole, or even guessed what such a thing may be like. Bholes are known only by dim rumour from the rustling they make amongst mountains of bones and the slimy touch they have when they wriggle past one. They cannot be seen because they creep only in the dark.

~ H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Full article here with additional nifty illustrations.

Very cool visions of critters so vast…

 

 

Various very nice artworks depicting Dogmen. But sadly, no Dogwomen.

And one alleged photo at the end!

Sweet.

 

 

New species of walking shark found in Indonesia

UQ Faculty of Medicine
Jan 20, 2020

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

Oh, I do so love when new species are found!

Especially if they are as wicked cool as these!

Note to the video maker… should we not be seeing two more sharks within? Just sayin.’

From my source:

lostbook
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44 minutes ago

posted on Jan, 24 2020 @ 05:00 AM

The researchers used tissue samples taken from live sharks to determine that DNA linked the new shark species to the Hemiscyllium genus, according to Science Alert.

DNA testing also revealed that the walking sharks are the youngest type of shark on Earth, VICE reported.

“With our molecular clock, we’ve been able to show that this group really only branched off from their nearest ancestor about nine million years ago and they’ve been actively radiating ever since,” Erdmann told VICE. “Obviously in human terms, that still seems like a long time ago, but for sharks, and for speciation in general, that’s actually very recent.”

 

“Data suggests the new species evolved after the sharks moved away from their original population, became genetically isolated in new areas and developed into new species,” she said.

“They may have moved by swimming or walking on their fins, but it’s also possible they ‘hitched’ a ride on reefs moving westward across the top of New Guinea, about two million years ago.”

Youngest on Earth? Is the walking Shark a step in evolution before life came to land? It definitely makes me wonder……..? What says ATS?

!www.ecowatch.com…

 

 

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Colorized crop (not by me) of the one below.

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5

Enhanced crop (not by me) of the one above.

These are alleged dogman photos from a Virginia facebook group.

Are they? I do not know, but I am leaning towards not, sad to say.

But there is always the possibility.

 

 

the door

Seems a bit over the top and overly complex.

But it’s neat to watch. Nice and smooth. Nice and easy.

Who knows, eh. Security?

 

 

Triangle UFO of Kaikoura

Kaikoura ufo

UAPleaks
Sep 15, 2019

Hello and welcome to: Triangle UFO of Kaikoura ©

We disclose this information for no reason other than to inform the filmcrew, pilot and co-pilot of what they really witnessed four decades ago. We hope to draw the interest of those who were involved. The people that were present DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH as the New Zealand Defence Force has restricted access to the original case files till the year 2040 / 2050.

On the 31st of December 1978 a filmteam went on board of an Argossy airplane for an interview with the crew. On the 20th and 21st of December another aircraft had reported several UFO and this was the reason for the interview by Mr. Fogarty and his crew. The pilot – and co-pilot were not the ones that had reported the event. Only ten minutes into the flight their was a first UFO encounter. The cameraman quickly changed the lens of his camera to a 100 mm / 240 mm zoomlens and after midnight on the 1st of January 1979 he filmed several UFO that during the entire flight followed and approached the plane. He recorded the UFO from the windows of the cockpit and the presence of these unidentified flying objects were also confirmed by Wellington Radar and Airtraffic Control.

This event is commonly known as the Kaikoura UFO Mystery and the journalist, Mr. Quentin Fogarty, wrote a beautiful book about it titled: Let’s Hope They Are Friendly. Interesting fact: Mr. Fogarty saw something with his eyes that the old video does not not show you.
He mentioned in the video that the UFO appeared to be “rolling and turning.” So was he right?

No one knew that the original 16 mm film still existed. Fogarty’s crew had some very bad (personal) experiences after their film had been shown in the media. They have been ridiculed and called fantasists. As most of the reactions about their eye-witness report were negative, in some cases hostile, despite its importance this film was never supposed to be published! Flux, one of our team members, who lives in New Zealand performed his own in-depth research into the Kaikoura UFO and his good nose led him in 2015 to the original 16 mm film.

Long story short: The 16 mm had been digitized by a top notch film laboratory and our team received 4 High Definition videos of Blue-Ray quality. We almost fainted as they arrived as for the first time we had UFO material of the best possible quality. After you have watched the presentation you will agree that the bright object can no longer be dismissed with a simple
explanation and you will understand why this UFO encounter frightened them and afterwards had such an enormous impact on their lives.

For the past 40 years these UFO only lived in their memory but they never knew what they really looked like in full close up… until today! Without Flux’s curiosity the world never would have seen what you are about to see.

We dedicate this presentation to all who were present that night and witnessed a UFO encounter. This presentation does not provide any answer to the question what these UFO are! We only provide undeniable visual evidence that they exist.

Enjoy the show!

Yours truly,

Image Analysis Team

Without explicit permission of the owner(s) the Image Analysis Team (IAT) is prohibited to provide information to the whereabouts of the original 16mm film nor may she share any of the original material that has been provided for analysis. IAT is not the owner / maker of the original material and according to Australian- and New Zealand law this copyright remains in force until the 31st of December 2028.

You may only embed and distribute the full video. You are prohibited to make any alterations to this presentation. You are prohibited from making commercial use of the (enhanced) images and videomaterial © and this includes all monetization programmes on Youtube and any other social media. If you wish to make use of this presentation contact UAPleaks / 1967sander.

United Nations resolution 59, states that Freedom of Information is an integral part of our fundamental right to inform. We consider the Kaikoura UFO film of major importance to mankind and this unique encounter must be told through any media and regardless of frontiers. UAPleaks has no financial benefit from this disclosure

This, folks, is excellent and I applaud the effort as no one would have ever known about this as the regime in New Zealand are the censorship leaders of all countries and of all time. They go nuts in censoring anything and everything even remotely unusual, including restricting access to sites and not permitting research into the ancient civilization present long before the Maori ever showed up. And just like in this case everything is verboten for decades. It’s a crying shame and a crime against humanity.

Well, we get to see this and it is pretty darn cool.

This team has released a second part to this. Make of it what you will. See my note at the bottom.

It is here:

Kaikoura The Second Encounter

UAPleaks
Jan 11, 2020

Dear friends,

Welcome to Kaikoura The Second Encounter … which actually is the 5th encounter! 😉

Why we named this UAP “Apple” will become clear once you have seen this presentation but … that is not all as for the first time in human history we not only managed to enhance a UAP but also revealed the “ALIEN” in the UAP.

The first part of this video “briefly” describes the major technological challenges we faced trying to enhance this UAP.

The second part contains the first enhancements revealing the controller and the last part shows the final result and there is a small bonus …

However: We must warn you! We strongly advise viewer discretion!

The ALIEN is “clearly visible” but for some of you it may take some time to recognize it. This creature is something you have never seen before and your brain therefore will not immediately be able to identify the shape.

– When you watch the images try not to think of an alien as you may have seen it in the movies.
– Take at least 100 cm distance from the monitor as putting your nose against the screen will have a negative effect because of the noise. By stepping back from the monitor your brain will filter the noise in the image and the entire picture will become clearer and also gamut, borders between colours will be more distinct.
– Look at the colours, follow contours and see where they connect.
– Try to find any shapes which may look familiar.

Finally: When you are easily influenced by what you see in an image you better do not watch this video.

This will be your first encounter with a real ALIEN and this will not be your last.

See you soon for more.

Best regards,
UAPleaks & Image Analysis Team

Well, that is kind of interesting but the WARNINGs and capitalization of ALIEN are way over the top, very silly and they give me the most uncomfortable feelings regarding this crew … and even presenting this episode to you.

I am of the opinion that their new software is not much more, at least in this case, than an amplifier for the phenomena of pareidolia.

Controller? I don’t think so.

Bummed out, I am.

 

 

NZ calendar stone

Freddy Silva

January 22, 2019

One major discovery during my research in New Zealand: Locating one of the calendar stones set up at Castle Hill (in the background) by the Urukehu, the tall, red-haired gods who lived there before the flood, and navigated to Easter Island and Lake Titicaca. The alignment on the ‘sun-dial’ offers two dates: Orion’s Belt on winter solstice 10,450 BC, a momentous date at the Giza Pyramids and Göbekli Tepe. However, in the tradition of the indigenous Waitaha, the Southern Cross is also mentioned, and does appear above the stone on the spring equinox 14,800 BC.

All this and much much more will be included in my upcoming book this March (hopefully), tentatively titled The Missing Lands: The Search for Earth’s Pre-flood Civilization.

http://invisibletemple.com/

This is very cool and to me it is exceptionally fascinating stuff.

 

 

china ufo

Front page news of a second Chinese airport shutdown due to the presence of a UFO.

Last September, IIRC. Same year as the other one. I believe they were last year. Will check if I remember to…

 

 

saturn ring plane view

A spectacular view has been captured just as the Cassini Spacecraft Crosses Saturn’s Ring Plane.

Credit: NASA, ESA, JPL, ISS, Cassini Imaging Team; Processing: Fernando Garcia Navarro

Wow… just… Wow.

 

 

Europe’s Early News Network

Did you know that handwritten sheets – called avvisi – circulated among the cities and courts of Europe in early modern Europe after public mail routes became common? They were bought on the streets or by subscription, and had information and news from cities like Warsaw, Paris, and Madrid. They sometimes even had information from further afield such as Ireland or the American colonies. It is hard to understand now, by the once or twice weekly avvisi were a revolution in news, connecting Europeans more than ever before.

One newsletter, dated March 19th, 1588, describes the famous Spanish Armada which sailed against Queen Elizabeth I of England. It was described as having “140 or more sailing ships and eight months of provisions” plus “17,000 combat soldiers and 8,000 sailors.” The same avvisi also discusses the reconstruction of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, and how problems with pilings were fixed on-site rather than being replaced due to the “inconvenience” of closing the Grand Canal.

Source: zinio.com via historical-nonfiction

Cool beans.

 

 

new pterosaur in lebanon

Lebanonical mappage

New Pterosaur Species Unearthed in Lebanon

www.sci-news.com/paleontology/mimodactylus-libanensis-07872.html

Here via the appearance on my tumblr feed of the wonderful allosuchus’ reblogging of alphynix’s post.

Source: scinewscom

Ooh, I just love this… whenever new pieces of the puzzle are found I get a thrill.

You simply must know that there were at least as many species of all forms of life around back then as there are now… and due to the conditions present in those days potentially a lot more than exist today … the scarcity is simply because fossilization is not a common occurrence. Not in the least.

 

 

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

December 18, 2019 at 9:38 AM

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY! Quiz!
What critter covered its prize? EDIT: This is classic BOBCAT BEHAVIOR. They cover larger food items with nearby materials and visit it at their leisure to feed. Click here to learn more about Alabama’s bobcats: www.outdooralabama.com/carnivores/bobcat

Alabama dead deer video sparks debate on panthers, Bigfoot

Posted Dec 20, 2019

By Tribune Media Services

The Deep South is allegedly home to all manner of mythical creatures, so Alabama officials threw gas on a fire Wednesday when they posted video of a dead deer hidden under a pile of leaves and sticks.

A mysterious predator had cleverly tried to covered its “prize” for leisure snacking, and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division asked the public to guess which predator had done it.

What followed was pure social media madness.

A few people suggested the 90-second video was a setup, but most took it very, very seriously.

Within four hours, it had been viewed 5,000 times and ignited a fiery debate that started with bears vs. mountain lions, then took sharp turn into urban legend territory.

It continued Thursday, even after state officials said it was likely a bobcat that did it, something state biologists described as “classic bobcat behavior.”

“I am not sure a Bobcat can take a deer, could this be a bear?” Jim Deal asked on the state’s Facebook page.

“No way a bobcat could do this,” Mike Scott added.

The possibility of a Bigfoot attack came up, along a mountain lionbear and multiple references to a mysterious “black cat” that conspiracy theorists insist lives in the state undetected. Some even submitted grainy photos as proof it.

“Ur an idiot if u don’t believe in black panthers in Alabama,” insisted someone named JD.

“They most definitely are. I believe you,” responded Bobbie Wilhite.

Panthers, mountain lions and cougars do not live in Alabama, state officials insisted in response to such comments.

However, the South does have bobcats, a 40-pound carnivore that is considered solitary and secretive, according to OutdoorAlabama.com, a state website.

“They are an elusive animal to see even where populations are high,” the site says. “Seldom seen during the daylight hours, bobcats do most of their hunting at night … They will occasionally feed on deer, mostly carrion, during the deer hunting season.”

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Written by The Charlotte Observer and distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

I’m rootin’ for Squatch, of course. smi

 

 

UNCUT STS-48 UFO “event”

Martyn Stubbs
May 16, 2009

This is for the researcher who wants to see this “legendary” clip in full. It goes from “normal” at night, to the 1st NASA shuttle video to show a UFO!

Relive the ‘buildup,’ not expecting anything as thunderstorms are being observed.

From Martyn Stubbs’ NASA UFO Archives.

These were heady times. These were good times.

I miss the old days.

 

 

mars buddy

My first friend on Mars stops to wave hello on his, her or it’s travels.

 

 

lazar ufo
 

 A Reply from Bob Lazar

Image Analysis Team
Apr 20, 2019
 

A fascinating visual analysis of the video that Bob Lazar shot at Area 51, with comments from Bob about it at the start.

Note: It will link to YouTube as embedding is disallowed for some reason.

 

 

Pan across the Milky Way’s central region

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Dec 16, 2019

This video pans across the central regions of the Milky Way, newly observed with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in the Chilean Atacama Desert. This stunning view shows the Milky Way’s central region with an angular resolution of 0.2 arcseconds.

More information and download options: www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1… Credit: ESO/Nogueras-Lara et al.

Very Large Telescope images stunning central region of the Milky Way

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Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory based in in northern Chile have released high resolution images and the video below of the central region of our Galaxy , the observations give a new take for astronomers on the rate of Star formation in the early Galaxy and challenge the accepted theory that Star formation has been continuous throughout the history of the Milky way.

“Contrary to what had been accepted up to now, we found that the formation of stars has not been continuous,” adds Francisco Nogueras-Lara, who led two new studies of the Milky Way central region while at the same institute in Granada.

In the study, published today in Nature Astronomy, the team found that about 80% of the stars in the Milky Way central region formed in the earliest years of our galaxy, between eight and 13.5 billion years ago. This initial period of star formation was followed by about six billion years during which very few stars were born. This was brought to an end by an intense burst of star formation around one billion years ago when, over a period of less than 100 million years, stars with a combined mass possibly as high as a few tens of million Suns formed in this central region.

“The conditions in the studied region during this burst of activity must have resembled those in ‘starburst’ galaxies, which form stars at rates of more than 100 solar masses per year,” says Nogueras-Lara, who is now based at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. At present, the whole Milky Way is forming stars at a rate of about one or two solar masses per year.

“This burst of activity, which must have resulted in the explosion of more than a hundred thousand supernovae, was probably one of the most energetic events in the whole history of the Milky Way,” he adds. During a starburst, many massive stars are created; since they have shorter lifespans than lower-mass stars, they reach the end of their lives much faster, dying in violent supernova explosions.
phys.org…

 

So wonderful. Such wonders. Makes the mind explode with pure awe. Makes you want to go there and fly around amongst those bodies of stars and things we cannot even imagine.

 

 

pigeon wearing hat

Pigeon.

With cowboy hat. Glued to it’s head.

From Lost Wages, Newada.

There were several of them over a week or two, if I recall.

 

 

bremer bf

A blue Bigfoot from a Remer, Minnesota trailcam.

Wait, What? Blue?

WTFIUWT?

Here’s a snip from an article:

By PIONEER PRESS | news@pioneerpress.com
PUBLISHED: December 9, 2009 at 11:01:00 pm | UPDATED: November 13, 2015 at 2:07:12 am

Tim Kedrowski and his sons, Peter and Casey, are not pushovers for Bigfoot stories, but a frame on a game trail camera set up on their hunting land north of Remer has left them in a quandary.

“To us, it’s very hard because we lean toward the skeptical type,” Kedrowski said in a telephone interview from his Rice, Minn., home.

But after checking with neighbors and any other hunters who might have been walking through the dense woods at 7:20 p.m. on the rainy night of Oct. 24, he said they couldn’t imagine what else the image could be. Tim said he considered ideas from a bear to a bow hunter in a fuzzy suit. But the arm and hand couldn’t be a bear’s, or its upright gait. And there is no evidence in the photo of a bow or flashlight a hunter might be using to track a wounded deer.

The Kedrowskis checked the Minnesota Bigfoot Web site and came up with the names of Don Sherman and Bob Olson, the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Research Team.

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I don’t know…

Wow, I just realized how old this story is! Jeez!

 

 

Russian Bigfoot chasing Car

Bigfoot Tony
May 21, 2019

Footage from Bashkortostan, Russia, 2016

Confirmed by Igor Burtsev

Bigfoot Tony

Pinned by Bigfoot Tony
Bigfoot Tony
6 months ago
Translation by Igor Burtsev:

“Their[sic] screaming: Are you shooting (video)?
yes, I do.
Ohhhh.
where is he? there he stands! yup.
take it off!
right now, stay like this! fuck on.. he’s gone!
there he is!
it is not visible! it is not visible! he’s standing – he knows we’re filming!
he’s coming! stay back!
Lesha (Alex), he’s running!
Ah! Lesha – run!
Well? Where is he? Wait, wait, shoot-shoot-shoot-shoot, get closer!
Filming!
You have zoom.. got a zoom? Add a bigger picture! Can you?
I can!
With two, two fingers!
Added!
I’m coming closer (got back up)
Look!
Yesterday, he in my opinion was, right?
That’s him!
He somehow so weird ran on all fours!
He’s coming! He runs! He’s up!
Stop! stop!
What the fuck? (engine stops making noise)
Why can’t you go?!
The car stalled.
Lesh!?
Stalled – {indistinct}
And You, Lesh?!
Window close! Don’t go out Alex!!!
Do not panic you – right I {unintelligible}
Lesh! Close the Windows!
Wait a minute!
He runs!
Lesh shut the window! Close the window!!!
He’s coming!
Aleeex!
He runs!
Alex!
Adeline?!
Huh?
Please open the window and see the phone for to be clearly – anyway he is much slower, will not catch us
Iren, take it off yeah that’s so
Fuck!
Oh, My God!
Okay let’s take off -just, most importantly, drive.
Are you feeling sick?
He fell! He fell! Okay, enough, run, Lyosh! (Lyosh is a pet name of Alex)”

Somehow, (Rense, maybe? Facefart?), earlier today, I think, I got word of this Coast to Coast piece on this video. It seems sufficiently interesting… critter seems pretty plausible. Humans seem pretty scared. But, hey, who knows. Just from what I see, though, body shape, behavior and the like, I think it may well be real.

Watch: Bigfoot Chases Car in Russia?
December 09, 2019
By Tim Binnall

A puzzling piece of footage from Russia seems to show a large, hairy bipedal creature chasing after a car, and a cryptozoologist in the country believes that the oddity could have been a Bigfoot. The strange encounter reportedly occurred back in 2016, but the video of the unsettling sighting only appeared online earlier this year. Months later, it finally caught the attention of the media in Russia, who recently spoke to Igor Burtsev of the International Center for Homology about his investigation into the case.

The cryptozoologist revealed that the video had a profound effect on him as, after seeing it, he “lost both peace and sleep.” In the footage, a trio of girls and a man can be heard observing something coming towards their car. One of the girls screams “Lesha, close the window,” while another terrified passenger exclaims “he’s coming! he’s running!” Although the witnesses chose to remain anonymous, Russian media reports that they did meet with Burtsev to recount their experience.

For his part, the researcher indicated that he fastidiously studied the footage frame-by-frame and is quite convinced that the creature that chased after the car was, indeed, a Bigfoot. “This, I think, is the second such case in the world,” he marveled, “so convincing. Because it is clear that this creature is running.” Based on his close examination of the footage, Burtev posited that it was likely a female Sasquatch due to the shape of the creature’s upper torso.

Burstev also explained that a visit to the area where the sighting occurred seemed to bear signs that there were Bigfoot in the area, despite the video being recorded years earlier. “When we went to the forest, we saw broken branches,” he reported, “and completely fresh creases,” which we presume to mean footprints. Burstev went on to muse that “in local terms, this is ‘shurale,’ and in Russian it is called the goblin, and in scientific terms, it is a hominoid. Well, before, very actively called Yeti, Bigfoot, but these are all the names of the same creature.”

Showing the kind of ‘balanced’ approach practiced by the mainstream media in America, the Russian coverage of the case has also included the requisite skeptical stance on the video via a university biologist who dismissed the footage. “There is no evidence. No serious zoological and anthropological journal has articles that confirm the existence of this animal,” the academic declared, “there is nothing, this is mythology.” With that in mind, what’s your take on the weird footage? Let us know at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.

As they say, decide for yourself.

As I said, I kinda like it.