photo by Gary Eckhart at MVBF13′
Oh Lawd Have Mercy!
See… Angels CAN fly.
That is the enormous and enormously famous star Antares.
And that is also the highest resolution photo of the surface of a star other than our own Sun. Yes, photo, not CGI.
The yurroboffins did it with a fabulous array of scopes which together equal massive light gathering capabilities.
What a glorious time we live in!
2012 Ulster Rally – Camillus Bradley & Crawford Henderson – Stage 12 Tardree 2
2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally – Camillus Bradley & Crawford Henderson – Stage 12 Hamiltons Folly 2
So, as it turns out … my dear friend Cathy was all excited about seeing her cousins from Ireland on their first visit. She came over with pics a plenty in pad and there was a GE map of their home back in Eire and my keen eye for anomalies noted that it was labeled C. Bradley Motorsport. I said… wait… what? Cathy is a Bradley but cars are not her thing.
And there were photos of them all taken as you do for such a grand thing and she says oh yes that’s Camillus, he’s a great fun guy and is a rallye driver and has a car business.
This leaves Ig gob-smacked. I love rallye but I am not right so I had to see… he’s a Ford guy! Been a driver for decades! And has custom rallye car parts in his company’s name and will make you a whole car from scratch… a real body-in-white. Good gracious! That was so nice, so cool.
Small world, innit?
With Zoë Celesta West.
Studio WAF at The CopyCat Building added a cover video.
I am proud this woman is a friend. She does incredible work with some amazing photographers. These are just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
See her Model Mayhem page for all the details and rates and more.
And ask her about buying photos to help her Dad, my dear friend John Anthony West fight his cancer.
Check this out too… it shows clearly what a remarkable woman she is.
EP. 036 – Go West w/ Zoë Celesta West
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.
- noun form of anisotropic
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.
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…
Let us get our butts up to Mars AND the Moon!
ETA: UH OH !! RED FLAG
From friend of WATT, the well-grounded Kandinsky:
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…
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.
Cool rock slabs, though, eh?
But — what about all that anisotropy stuff, then?
same year as me.
these are via stefialte at tumblr
Cryptids and Monsters: The 50-foot Congo snake
Giant Snake Congo 1959
I don’t know about you, but I have doted over the 50-foot snake of the Congo ever since I first clapped eyes on the famous photo featured here. Whoa, that was a long time ago!
I like this video… The host has a great theory as to what kind of a snake this pup is – namely the Titanoboa of 58 to 60 million years ago – and I find it an excellent theory because the suspect is a snake that fits the evidence. Plus, it is a fact that there is absolutely no natural reason on the face of this Earth why our guest could not be that critter.
Czego szukasz w Święta? | English for beginners
This is beautiful.
PentaProps™ to the person known only as Luna Oldlady Cascabelera for sending this.
“I just couldn’t believe how perfectly dome shaped it was. After about 10 minutes it started to flatten and looked like low lying cloud along the fields but over quite a big area, it was huge”
Met Office and BBC Weather Centre Forecaster John West shares with us his thoughts on what could be causing this effect.
“This is a very unusual phenomenon, but the most likely explanation is that the “fog dome” has been caused by a source of heat close to the ground, possibly an agricultural building or a relatively warm pool of water. As the fog has formed in the valley this heat source has forced the fog to lift away from the ground into a dome as warmer air rises; like a hot air balloon.”
The photographer’s website, cmoon view is well worth checking out.
Much splendor awaiteth thee there.
This image became a car club logo.
My car club’s logo, truth be told. I dig it greatly.
This particular car was oft seen traveling at this jaunty yaw attitude. Looks like bliss to me!
This model carved out an entirely new niche of motorized conveyances. Made ’em what they are today.
In any event, it is definitely Big Fun.
I first found this fellow a few years ago at a small site devoted to this exceptional photo and had a few pages discussing bits of it and related info about the place and such. I became seriously enamored of the whole episode as this is obviously not a Bigfoot and yet there it is waiting for us to twig it.
Lately there have been dogman stories popping up all over the place and that finally slurged this awesome beast from the bile-filled crannies of my mind. And it is just as wonderful as ever. The original site is gone but Lon posted this a few yarn ago and the first page of the site is now below. This is good as we do not want to let this being fade into obscurity.
Okay, here it is.
Monday, August 22, 2011
On June 1, 2005, a photo was taken of an unidentified species standing beside a waterfall in the Parc des Sept Chutes in Quebec, Canada. Amazingly, the creature appears to be holding something and is staring at the photographer, who doesn’t notice it. This creature does not match the typical descriptions of the legendary Bigfoot, which is usually described a being a massive creature that resembles a human, having a conical head and a human-looking flat face. As well, the Bigfoot is not usually described as being aggressive.
The creature in the photo has several unique physical attributes that differentiates it from typical Bigfoot sightings. The creature is erect, standing on two legs and appears to be between 5-6 feet tall. It has an elongated snout that appears dog-like as well as silver hair on its head reaching to it’s shoulders. The creature’s body is black and the left arm is visible bent at the elbow. Quite remarkably, the creature looks to be holding a white dog.
Based on the red area that looks like blood on the creatures head, it may have been feeding on the dog. The creature has a triangular shaped head and, unlike most Bigfoot who retreat when seen, this creature is holding his ground and staring aggressively and directly at the photographer.
In August 2008, David Claerr wrote an article comparing the Beast of Seven Chutes and Dogman of Michigan:
In the forests of Northern Wisconsin, Michigan and East Central Canada, between about 42 to 48 degrees of Latitude, there have been a resurgence of reports of a large, bipedal carnivore, within the past several years. There is a notable resemblance in the descriptions to a being in the lore of native tribes: the Windigo, a tall, ferocious creature with a wolf-like head on the body of a man or bear. It also fits the descriptions from European legends of the werewolf.
The cryptic creature is reported to have unique characteristics that differ from the appearance of a Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Generally smaller and less stocky than a Sasquatch, it is said to be closer to the height of an average man, and the arms and legs are similar in proportion to the human. The hands or fore-paws are said to have long curving, sharp claws. The feet, judged by footprints, are said to be elongated somewhat like the human, but the toes are shorter and configured more like a canine. But the most striking feature, according to the accounts, is the elongated muzzle with large protruding canines and pointed incisors.
Accounts of sightings of the creature are often in conjunction with a fresh kill, usually a deer. Its demeanor is hostile and aggressive, according to reports. The non-human expression is said to be malevolent, and the glaring eyes and snarling grimace are said to provoke a deep sense of dread. The accompanying illustrations by the author are based on purported eyewitness accounts and a detail from a photo taken in a park near, Quebec Canada. “Seven Chutes” refers to the cataracts or waterfalls in the park, which is known by the the French name “Parc de Sept Chutes”. In a small area of the larger, complete picture of a waterfall, a strange figure is facing the camera and looking up through the foliage on the embankment. Amazingly, it appears to be cradling a white poodle in its arms.
The hand-drawn digital illustrations by the author were derived by a visual study of an enlarged detail of the figure. Sophisticated filtering effects were employed to isolate color groups and enhance details of the structure and textural patterns. A compensation for motion-blur was added. The resulting rectified image, which revealed surprising detail, was used as a visual comparison for the illustrations. (To see the original unaltered picture and more information, refer to the link in the Resources section below.)
The crown of the creature’s head has an irregular red coloration that has the appearance of a stain, perhaps blood. The rest of the hair or fur, which follows coherent patterns, is in shades of grey to white, darker at the base and lighter toward the tips. The head has a moderately long mane that appears to obscure the ears. The coat of hair on the arms, legs and body is somewhat uniform and comprised of stiff bristles about an inch and a half long, judging from proportions. The lower legs and feet in the image are obscured, so the illustrated configuration of them is conjectural. The “dog” it appears to hold is less distinct since it has more of a motion-blur, but still looks more like a dog than any other object or animal.
From studying the apparent bone structure, musculature, posture and hair-growth patterns it is a reasonable hypothesis that the creature, if real, would have characteristics most in common with the primate branch that includes macaques and baboons. Since the environment in the reports is the colder mid-northern regions, an analogous primate could be the Snow Monkeys (macaques) of Japan, which have a seasonal growth of hair that allows them to survive temperature extremes. Related primates, like baboons, also have enormous canine teeth and a head that can appear very dog- or wolf-like. The hind legs and feet of a baboon are also somewhat dog-like in appearance and function. These conjectures are worth considering if a bipedal, primarily carnivorous primate is postulated. Of course, most primates are omnivores or herbivores, but that does not preclude the possible existence of a carnivorous primate. An analogy to that premise would be the carnivorous marsupial “wolves” and “lions” formerly inhabiting Tasmania.
Reports of this type of cryptic biped in the Americas go back centuries before the arrival of Europeans. There have been sporadic reports since the days of New World settlements of this and perhaps related creatures by well known explorers and historical figures. Whether the phenomenon is real or imaginary, a greater understanding of this and other mysteries can be gained only through scientific investigation and comprehensive field research.
The person who took the photo lives in Quebec, about 15 minutes from where the photo was taken. He speaks French and works as a driver for a construction company and wishes to remain anonymous.
He was sightseeing alone at the Parc des Sept Chutes which is near Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, it was about 90 degrees that day. He did not notice the subject or anything out of the ordinary while he was walking around the park taking pictures. The date was Wed. June 1st 2005 there were no other park visitors around. He took 76 photos (all at medium resolution) of various park features, he also recorded 4 videos. (The videos are available for anyone who wants to view them.) The camera was a Canon A70. He was looking through the photos at home that same day and was surprised to see the subject/creature standing in the woods looking up at him. The photo was number 32 in the set. He has since been back to this area 3 times and taken photos and videos on each occasion. He was back on Monday July 4th and was spooked when he heard something walking in the woods 20-30 feet away from him. He stated that he probably will not be going back there alone. In some of the later photos he took he had his girlfriend stand where the subject was and he stood where he initially was and took photos to get a sense of size and scale. – haveyouseenthiscreature.com
NOTE: was this a small Bigfoot or a large baboon? Any other thoughts on the identity? Or was this simply a hoax? Lon
You know what?
I am glad that there are dogmen!
As long as they don’t get … hungry.
Credit: Sirdal i bilder
I am freaking out trying in a life and death struggle to figure out if I would go insane from fear before I got a chance to thrill to the stunning beauty…
Those people seem to be diggin’ it.
Don’t imagine we’ll ever know!
Via my pal, the vivacious Vanessa Va Voom!
Megan visits Niky and would appear to be a very close friend. Meanwhile, we get to see what’s happening via in this scrumptious new gallery called Closer.
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