Banded TARs in Iapygia

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“Banded TARs in Iapygia”

This image of banded Tranverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) north of Hellas Planitia (18.707° S, 62.601° E) was taken by HiRISE on January 1st, 2011. TARs are formed by wind and are larger than ripples but smaller than dunes. They are inactive and their internal structure is mostly unknown so it is hard to determine their origin. Understanding the dynamics of TARs could help reveal the past climate and wind conditions on Mars.

u/OmicronCeti is an expert on TARs; this post was inspired by his talk a couple weeks back at the first ever Areological Society meeting.

The width of this image is about 1 km.

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Geohack link:

So pretty!


Martian Rock Garden

Mosaic: 2 left-side Mastcam-Z frames at 110mm zoom. Assembled in MS-ICE after cropping / processing in PhotoScape. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Martian Rock Garden

L-Mastcam-Z: This image was acquired on June 13, 2021 (Sol 112) at the local mean solar time of 13:24:30. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS mars.nasa.govmars20…

Martian Rock Garden

L-Mastcam-Z: This image was acquired on June 13, 2021 (Sol 112) at the local mean solar time of 13:24:43. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS mars.nasa.govmars20…

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Martian Rock Garden: Sometimes in life it’s good to pause and simply admire the view.









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You can now explore Jezero Crater as it might have looked in the past, full of Water(!), on the SSL Perseverance Rover Tracker

Oooh, Big Fun! It was obviously spectacular! And I bet there were lots of critters around, too!



The inside story of Bob Lazar’s raid, Skin Walker, and UFOs – with Jeremy Corbell

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal
Premiered Nov 16, 2020

Jeremy Corbell is an investigative filmmaker who released the Bob Lazar film on Netflix and Hulu. He is known for his documentary work exploring real-world mysteries in the fields of UFOs, advanced technology and the “dark space” where science confronts the paranormal.

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:17 How does Jeremy choose what topic to investigate, for his films
00:06:01 Has he always been interested in the paranormal?
00:07:02 Curt’s reasoning for speaking with Jeremy Corbell
00:09:06 Who is Bob Lazar?
00:13:31 Why Jeremy doesn’t trust all of John Lear’s claims
00:14:43 Who are the most credible people (such as Lazar) on UFOs, etc.?
00:18:21 If aliens have visited, what’s the reason?
00:18:59 Why do aliens look so human-like? (plus some documented cases)
00:25:11 Brief introduction to Skin Walker ranch
00:26:13 If aliens are trying to show their power, why not do it at a metropolitan area up-close?
00:28:26 Connection between psychedelics (or consciousness) and aliens?
00:30:02 Why did the government release the Tic-Tac video, if they’re trying to cover aliens up?
00:32:04 Curt defends Jeremy + how Jeremy deals with negative comments
00:37:16 Jeremy’s structure for his day / sleep / work ethic / meditation
00:40:26 Where does Jeremy get funding for his films?
00:42:30 Creatively how does Jeremy structure / conceive of the scenes for his documentaries
00:45:05 The unreleased (much longer) “director’s cut” of the Bob Lazar film
00:45:46 The Netflix contract for the Lazar film and re-using footage for his channel
00:46:15 Specific example of the creative process, music choice, and visual style
00:50:14 Are aliens in collusion with our government? What relationship do they have with tellurian authorities?
00:51:46 Disinformation campaigns by the gov’t and Project Blue Book
00:54:49 Has Jeremy’s curiosity been weaponized?
00:55:48 Jeremy’s next project (what is he working on now?)
00:56:45 The art of timing the release of a film
00:58:03 Tips for documentary filmmakers on getting inside access
00:59:28 Has the gov’t ever followed Jeremy / threatened him?
01:01:15 Bob Lazar’s raid, regarding Element 115
01:14:10 Why hasn’t the gov’t killed Lazar (or others who claim to have worked for the gov’t w.r.t. alien tech)
01:16:13 Never before heard story about John Lear, and his explosive personality
01:21:48 Why are aliens a “small part of a larger phenomenon”? (alternate realities)
01:23:23 Skin Walker, bigfoot, cattle mutilation, entities…
01:29:07 Aliens referring to us as “containers”
01:34:32 The story of Richard Doty
01:37:43 Has the gov’t ever paid people to debunk UFOs / aliens / etc.
01:38:37 Cases where UFOs have been hostile
01:41:17 What goes on at Skin Walker?
01:46:31 Audience Q: What was Jeremy like as a kid?
01:46:45 Audience Q: Has his job ever been dangerous?
01:47:06 Audience Q: What’s the single best piece of evidence for UFOs?
01:47:36 Audience Q: 3 most perspective changing books in Jeremy’s life
01:48:19 Audience Q: The hand scanner was also used in Close Encounters. What are your thoughts?
01:50:47 Audience Q: How do you navigate “sensemaking”? Have you read Future Shock?
01:51:06 Audience Q: Did you have any problems when trying to film?
01:51:25 Audience Q: Do you think the gov’t will ever expose aliens as “disclosure”?
01:51:41 Audience Q: What’s your advice to other filmmakers who want to make documentaries?
01:52:03 Audience Q: What are your thoughts on Wright Patterson Air Force base?
01:52:50 Audience Q: How much of our technology was inspired by alien tech?
01:54:01 Audience Q: Are the same species of aliens visiting us? How far back does it go?
01:54:32 Audience Q: Did aliens create religion? Why are they furtively abducting?
01:54:59 Audience Q: What fascinates Jeremy about aliens
01:55:39 Audience Q: Phoenix lights, Westfall UFO mass sighting, Travis Walton
01:57:59 On the Skin Walker TV series
02:00:59 Bonus Bit: On ADHDD

* * * I’m producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid on the topic of “when does the left go too far?” Visit that site if you’d like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this.

This is great stuff.


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‘This was excavated on Mars’ Video-update from Mars Guy (Episode 10)

This was excavated on Mars

Mars Guy
Jun 13, 2021

The Perseverance rover recently imaged boulders excavated by an ancient impact event, including one that looks like a face and others that are exfoliating.


Cryptid Encounters: Sprinter, The Face, The ‘Monkey,’ Tree-Hugger

Bob Gymlan
Oct 31, 2019

This video contains 4 reports of cryptic encounters I’ve received over the years. I wish I could give all of your stories the time and attention they deserve, but there simply isn’t enough time in the day. In the near future, I am moving forward with more historic reports and tales.

Also I threw in a bonus ‘paranormal video’ that didn’t make the cut for my last video. But maybe some of you will enjoy it. No need to waste it, I guess.

I also want to mention what I mean by “Abridged, Edited, & Illustrated.”

When I receive a report, or submission, it is rarely in a format prepared to simply be read. There are usually many follow up emails and conversations. Technically these are stories that I have “written.” Though the events and wording are as accurate as possible to what I received.

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Incredible art-work by Fred Dunn!

Cool beans.


Joe Biden–‘I Keep Forgetting I’m President’

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If only it were that easy for the rest of us.

Just popping this up here as…well, y’know…Joe has dementia.
He also has nukes.
…AND he IS the President due to 81 million votes in the mostest fairest, honest and legal election in US history.

Still, Joe forgets things pretty regularly.

Joe forgets he’s not married to his sister.
Joe regularly forgets what Executive Orders he’s signing…(or doesn’t know what they are to begin with).
Joe forgets where he is and why he is there…how he got there…where he is going…

Did I mention Joe has nuclear weapons?

Today, overseas, while speaking to troops in the UK, President Biden forgot to say “at ease” to the troops so they could sit down after standing to applaud him…so they didn’t have to stand at attention throughout his entire rambling and confused speech.

Then Joe remembered he was President…and promptly told the audience: “I keep forgetting I’m president.”

Anyhow…I’m sure, by now, his 81 million voters finally get the picture…along with everyone else who didn’t vote for a man with brain damage in the last, mostest fairest, honest and legal election in US history.

Medical professionals would call this “dementia”…but WE all get to call it “Mr. President”.

…even if he keeps forgetting to call himself ‘The President’.

Well said!


The Monster of Lake Tota

Bob Gymlan
May 30, 2021

This video is about a creature that allegedly inhabits the largest lake in Colombia, Lake Tota. I’m skeptical of lake monster claims, but the creature’s origin, mythology, history, and context is certainly fascinating.

A few notes.

#1. I watched three docs on the Muisca, every expert pronounced it differently: Moose-ee-kuh, Mew-Skuh, Music-huh. I couldn’t find a single British expert saying it out loud, so I can’t be certain which is correct. (that was a joke, but damn do they have credibility with pronunciation)

#2. I spent all night cobbling this together. I’m not certain if the video at 1:22 is intentional or not… It seems like an accident, but it kind of makes sense. So…

#3. Can you find the hidden lions?

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Excellent work here, as always.



Something Is Happening Right Now In The Caribbean That Scientists Can’t Explain

May 4, 2021
Something is happening right now in the Caribbean that scientists can’t explain. Today, we take a look at these 5 incredible ocean discoveries and mysteries.
The last truly unexplored frontier of our planet is that of the endless expanse hidden beneath the oceans of our world. Deep within the darkened waters of these abyssal layers, there resides a number of strange and impossible to understand phenomena that have left many fearing the possibility of what may be lurking within the depths of our planet.
Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

Keeping to the sea, here are 5 nice ones.


The Remains of an Strange Creature Found On The Ocean Floor. Can You Identify This Mystery Animal?

Deborah Hatswell #BBR
Apr 29, 2021

Now on Twitter – Daily Sighting Reports, articles, videos and podcasts on your fav subjects. Bigfoot/Dogman/UFO/Supernatural/Unexplained. #BBR…

Did a diver film a rare sea monster or the legendary Water Dragon at a depth of 835.5 meters

This video is exclusive to BBR Investigations. Feel free to share.

I was contacted by a gentleman who works with Remote Operated Vehicle equipment for the gas and oil industry. This video was captured in 2017 in the Mediterranean during an investigation of the sea bed. The ROV picked up a strange set of bones on the sea bed. The bones seem to be that of a sea serpent or unknown creature.

Sadly due to covid restrictions it has taken until now for myself and the chap to get together and discuss this unusual video capture.

Now I must stress this video was taken by professionals who work underwater in oceans all across the globe. They know Whale bones and come across them from time to time. The dimensions of the skeleton on the video does not fit with the usual size for any sea life in the area. A whale has three blades on it’s spinal bones each spaced 120 degrees apart and this creature seems to have only two.

The Mediterranean sea does join the Atlantic ocean so this creature could have come here from that ocean?

The gentleman who contacted me stated “The bones could be very ancient because I have seen many clay amphora sticking out of the mud and they have been there for potentially 1000’s of years. The bones were about 30 meters long and very large and look more like they belong to a serpent of some kind”

Now you can see the video footage for yourselves. What do you think this creature could be?…

A fascinating report from my friend Deb Hatswell. She’s good people.

This specimen has some rather interesting features. I quite like the head. Must have been a slender beast. I don’t see anyplace where flippers would attach, so it must had fins or nothing,e like a snake. And 98 feet long!

I hope someone can sort it out one way or another.

Good to see a nice sea creature… very refreshing.


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Perseverance’s SuperCam Views the Ingenuity Helicopter.

Perseverance’s SuperCam Views the Ingenuity Helicopter

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is viewed here through the Remote Microscopic Imager (RMI) camera, part of the SuperCam instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover. This image was taken on May 14, 2021, the 82nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

The RMI is able to spot a softball from nearly 1.6 km (1 mile), allowing scientists to take images of details from a long distance. It also provides fine details of nearby targets zapped by SuperCam’s laser.

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust).

Subsequent NASA missions, in cooperation with ESA (European Space Agency), would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these sealed samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission is part of NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approach, which includes Artemis missions to the Moon that will help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet.

JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations of the Perseverance rover.

For more about Perseverance:

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/CNRS/PIA24665



Full view of Jupiter in infrared light

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Full view of Jupiter in infrared light


Jupiter’s heat is largely internally generated — not from the sun. So the bands you’re seeing is where heat is rising from the interior, while the cold bands have cooled due to losing heat to space (in the form of infrared).

There is some sunlight related heating, but Jupiter emits twice as much as it gets from the sun. There are some that propose that Jupiter has some limited amounts of fusion going on in the interior to sustain this, but it could also just be latent heat of formation or due to mineral phase changes (crystallization processes).


Curiosity’s Dust Removal Tool (DRT) used on target ‘Plaisance’

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Curiosity’s Dust Removal Tool (DRT) used on target ‘Plaisance’ a soft patch of bedrock. Note the deep scratches in the rock from the rotating stainless steel bristles of the DRT. We don’t see those deep scratches on the harder rocks. The brushed area has a diameter of about 5cm (2 inches)

Sol 3144: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)

This image was taken by MAHLI onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3144 (2021-06-10T16:53:46.000Z)

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


Amazing View of this Small Crater

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Amazing View of this Small Crater

I made this image by stitching together seven left Mastcam-Z images (all of which were taken on Sol 109) in Microsoft ICE and then importing into Photoshop for light and color corrections. Swipe to the next picture to see what this crater looks like from orbit.


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU



Kevin Knuth on UFOs, Nimitz / Tic Tac video, and a new kind of Theory of Everything

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal
Premiered Apr 13, 2021

Kevin Knuth is a Professor of physics at the University of Albany, a former NASA scientist, and the Editor-In-Chief of the Entropy journal. He has a unique Theory of Everything called Influence Theory. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God:

Help support conversations like this via PayPal: Twitter: iTunes:… Pandora: Spotify:… Discord Invite: Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything:…

Estimating Flight Characteristics of Anomalous Unidentified Aerial Vehicles:
Origin of Complex Quantum Amplitudes and Feynman’s Rules:
Quantum Theory and Probability Theory: Their Relationship and Origin in Symmetry:
A Potential Foundation for Emergent Space-Time:
Understanding the Electron:
The Arithmetic of Uncertainty unifies Quantum Formalism and Relativistic Spacetime:…
The Deeper Roles of Mathematics in Physical Laws:
An Introduction to Influence Theory: Kinematics and Dynamics:

Kevin Knuth’s card game website:
Kevin Knuth’s website:
Kevin Knuth’s TOE (called “Influence Theory”):
Steve Scully’s channel:…
Bob Lazar’s lecture on the physics of UFOs:…

Knuth’s presentation delineating interstellar space travel:…

00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:07 The Bethune Encounter (1951)
00:07:14 The lights of the UFO’s are possibly due to plasma
00:08:53 Why study UFO’s? (and cattle mutilations)
00:21:29 Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 (1986)
00:24:02 300 ft UFO follows one of our planes for 40 minutes
00:28:13 The Nimitz Encounters (2004)
00:34:41 The Tic Tac video is likely the least interesting video the gov’t has
00:36:57 UFO’s are not simply drones or advanced gov’t technology
00:39:47 Why UFO’s aren’t studied by physicists, and who else (as a Professor) is studying?
00:42:05 Is alien technology “progressing”? Why / why not?
00:44:03 Why are they shutting down our nuclear missiles?
00:48:14 Why don’t people supposedly from the gov’t who announce UFO’s are real, get killed?
00:50:27 UFO’s should be far more technologically advanced than they are
00:53:50 Theory of Kevin’s that explains where UFO’s go
00:58:36 Why do aliens look so human (or why do we look like aliens)?
01:03:08 Curt and Kevin speculate about alien intentions and relation to us
01:04:33 Alien abductions
01:05:47 Is Bob Lazar telling the truth?
01:08:20 Skinwalker ranch
01:11:06 New physics in UFO’s, because they violate conservation laws
01:13:49 Are aliens living on Earth? Underwater?
01:20:20 Stuart Koffman and Autocatalytic sets
01:21:32 Why mutilate cattle? (theory of “euphoria”)
01:29:46 Emergent consciousness and aliens
01:31:02 Machine learning and fundamental physics
01:33:06 Spectral Inference from a Multiplexing Fourier Transform Spectrometer
01:36:28 Perception of sound (early research of Kevin Knuth’s) and Penrose’s Orch OR
01:40:40 Kevin Knuth’s work at NASA and questions about the spacetime manifold
01:47:47 Parsimony in science leads to idealism?
01:51:33 Why does 2+1=3? Building a Theory of Everything from quantification
01:52:49 Effectiveness of Mathematics is no surprise
01:54:28 Building “Robot Scientists” that you can ask questions to
02:00:55 Influence Theory: A different kind of Theory of Everything (in 6 papers)
02:06:50 Deriving spacetime / spin / momentum from simple arithmetic truths
02:15:38 Forget the “laws” of physics. Think in terms of “quantity”
02:18:08 String Theory
02:19:35 Loop quantum and Geometric Unity
02:19:53 Wolfram’s TOE
02:20:23 Stephen Paul King: Spacetime ideas and robot scientist
02:23:39 Steve Scully: On infinity and zero
02:27:28 Kevin Knuth’s scientist card game
* * * I just finished (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid on the topic of “when does the left go too far?” Visit that site if you’d like to watch it.

Superb! Dig it!

This is SO much more than UFOs! It’s mostly intense, in-depth physics, quantum physics, astronomy and yes, even more.

Fascinating. I have learned an amazing number of things. And I’m only halfway through it!*
And it certainly doesn’t hurt that Professor Knuth is just so darn amiable.

This is delightful.

Oh, regarding the Tic Tac vehicle, it went from 28,000 feet to 0 in 0.78 seconds. That’s 35,000 mph or Mach 60 at 5,700 G. Yeah.

*-With people of this caliber, I find it’s safe to do it this way, although I usually don’t.


Good to see you again Ginny!

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Good to see you again! Percy spies Ginny after its sol 109 drive.

Mars Perseverance Sol 109: Left Navigation Camera (Navcam)

  • Perseverance Rover catches a glimpse of Ingenuity Mars helicopter which is located at ‘Airfield D’ where it landed after its 7th flight during mission sol 107. The distance between the helicopter and the rover is currently about 75 meters (168 feet) after the rover drove 51 meters (246 feet) Southwest on mission sol 109.

  • NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Left Navigation Camera (Navcam).

  • The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving.

  • This image was acquired on Jun. 10, 2021 (Sol 109) at the local mean solar time of 14:46:41.

  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

  • Unprocessed image LINK


In 1938 This Explorer Encountered Something In This Jungle That Scientists Can’t Explain

Unexplained Mysteries
May 24, 2021

In 1938 this explorer encountered something in this jungle that scientists can’t explain. Today, we take a look at what this explorer encounters in this jungle.

The jungles are some of the least explored region on our planet, being homes to thousands of species of wildlife. Although many of these have been discovered, there’s still hundreds of new species that are being found every year.

People are captivated by the reports and sightings of strange animals around the world. We are glued to news reports of sightings of mysterious creatures. We devour movies inspired by their tales. Deep down, we all have a desire to have answers for the unknown. Are they rare, endangered creatures, or are they simply a product of over imagination.

Thank you for watching.
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

Some nice, cool stories.


percy sol 109

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Percy drives another 51.64 meters (169.4 feet) during sol 109 (June 10), continuing its traverse around a weathered crater [additional details in the comments]

Perseverance rover acquired this image of the area in back of it using its onboard Rear Left Hazard Avoidance Camera.

This image was acquired on June 10, 2021 (Sol 109) at the local mean solar time of 14:44:20.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Source (unprocessed image) LINK

Drive on Sol 109, June 10 , 2021

Rover Drive Summary

Sol Meters Feet Heading
109 51.64 ~169.4 ~SW

Full Drive Details (uncalibrated)

Item Description / Unit Value Source
1 Drive distance (meters) 51.64 3
2 Drive distance (feet) ~169.4 3
3 Drive Heading Southwest 1
4 Site Index 4 3
5 Drive index 822 3
6 Total distance (meters) 596.51 6
7 Total distance (kilometers) 0.6 6
8 Total distance (miles) 0.37 6
9 Easting 4354428.843 6
10 Northing 1093091.803 6
11 Elevation (geoid) -2568.707275 6
12 Elevation (radii) -4251.640625 6
13 Radius (meters) 3391938.36 6
14 Longitude 77.4497253 3, 6
15 Latitude 18.44111989 3, 6
16 Roll (degrees) 0.759531 6
17 Pitch (degrees) -1.489 6
18 Yaw (degrees) -143.124852 6
19 Yaw_rad -2.5 6
20 Tilt (degrees) 1.671489 6
21 Map Quadrangle Canyon de Chelly


  1. This raw data is subject to revision by JPL as more accurate data arrives from the rover, or after calibration

  2. Raw data was taken from the mission JSON records and or the GeoJSON ‘Rover Interactive Map’ (linked below)

  3. Definitions will be added in future updates when I can get the official definitions of the fields used in the JSON and GeoJSON files


  1. Perseverance/ Ingenuity Interactive Map: LINK

  2. On-line Json2Table converter LINK

  3. Rover Traverse JSON LINK

  4. TRN Ellipse JSON LINK

  5. Surface Site JSON LINK

  6. Rover Waypoints JSON LINK

  7. Helicopter Flight Path JSON: LINK

  8. Helicopter Way Points JSON: LINK

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Anomalous Metallic Object


Anomalous Metallic Object


Anomalous Metallic Object

Anomalous Metallic Object Discovered Inside a 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

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Registered: 5/27/2021 – Location: Mid-Atlantic US – Mood: – Member is offline.

posted on Jun, 10 2021 @ 10:10 AM
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Link to article Ancient Origins

The meteorite and its strange inclusion have been examined both microscopically and spectroscopically by a contact at the University of East Anglia. The preliminary results indicate that the silver cylinder is not composed of any of the usual accessory minerals found in meteorites. Further examination is scheduled.

Since the meteorite itself was formed several hundred millions of years before the planets, it begs the questions: who made it, and where did it originate before becoming part of the solar nebula? A very real possibility might be that the cylinder originated on a planet orbiting a Population 2 star that exploded as a nova several billion years before our solar system formed…..

The pictures of the object show a small piece of metal similar to what you would expect from a hollow-point bullet, with a strange metallic signature not found on other meteorites.

The comment section at the bottom of the article are interesting also.

This site is good for picking up on things, not really that in-depth. I hope you enjoy!

Oh, this is right up my alley… Look at that thing! I haven’t delved in fully yet, but I had to post. Great discussion at the ATS link above, of course.


Jacques Vallée Λ Kevin Knuth on Psychedelics + UFOs, Disclosure, Physics of Aliens [Theolocution]

Jacques Vallée is a world renown copmuter scientist and ufologist, and Prof. Kevin Knuth is a computational physicist who studies the UFO phenomenon.
LINKS MENTIONED: Vallée’s and Harris’ book: Trinity: The Best Kept Secretée-ebook/dp/B094YNBG8T (not affiliate) Kevin Knuth’s podcast:… Jeremy Corbell’s podcast with Curt:… THANK YOU: Henry Hoffman-Bakoussis for formatting the questions.
00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:38 Vallée on his Theory of Everything Else
00:05:11 Vallée summarizes the Trinity case (just revealed weeks ago)
00:07:34 Physics of UFO craft
00:12:03 This case has never been revealed to the public
00:17:09 Why are there so many crashes, if Aliens are so advanced?
00:21:23 What’s the pattern of UFO sights? More after nuclear tests? More in a certain region?
00:22:08 How the aliens / creatures and craft looked at the Trinity site
00:30:24 UFO activity at Whitesand’s Missile Base
00:36:26 Consciousness and alien encounters
00:37:47 Detailed description of how the creatures behaved in their craft
00:41:11 Visions being beamed into your head
00:48:49 These visions seem biblical / apocalyptical
00:58:30 Psychedelics and UFO’s [Amjad Hussain / Ef is me]
01:03:28 Simulation Hypothesis, Donald Hoffman, Thomas Campbell, and Idealism
01:09:43 The motives / intent of the aliens (and are we dealing with just one type?)
01:16:28 We’ve been taught that studying UFO’s is “non-sense”
01:21:20 UFO’s in space (recorded incidents)
01:25:58 What we’ll get in the June report 2021?
01:30:40 UFO research doesn’t get published. Ball lightning doesn’t even get published.
01:33:04 Compelling video Jacques has seen, that hasn’t been declassified [xenex301]
01:33:53 Mick West, and well-informed skeptics
01:37:15 Peer-reviewed research on UFO’s [Harry Austin]
01:44:16 Why these secrets can be above even the President of the USA
01:48:47 Thoughts on Chris Mellon and Luis Elizondo (are they credible?)
01:51:54 Metallurgical analysis of parts of UFO crafts
01:53:55 Why are Brazilian UFO’s violent? What other cases are there of violence?
01:56:54 Physics of UFO “beams” / light rays that pin you down / are deleterious
01:57:56 Why is disclosure happening now? [Alan Whitehead]
02:01:28 How to legitimize UFO research in academia
02:03:01 What does it mean to “study” the UFO phenomenon? How?
02:09:42 What will Jacques do with all the material he’s collected on aliens? [Sn00ze]
02:11:29 Recovering alien debris from the Trinity case
02:20:36 Operation highjump
02:21:55 New footage from the Navy [Ifran]
02:23:52 Bob Lazar, and why we’re referred to as “containers” [Diggie’s Journal]
02:28:57 More on Jacques Vallée, and Kevin Knuth
02:32:27 Will you chat with Mick West, Curt? [Tim Wilson]
* * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid on the topic of “when does the left go too far?” Visit that site if you’d like to watch it.

A previously unknown case is revealed. Very cool.


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All about the Nasal Swab – Ethylene Oxide (EO), which is a carcinogen, damages DNA and fertility

All about the Nasal Swab. – RN

Purple Lion Project
May 18, 2021

The swab used to test for Covid is not only Made in China, but its saturated with Ethylene Oxide (EO), which is a carcinogen, damages DNA and fertility.

Dunn’s (under construction)

Beware. China is evil af and have been for a long time. They are at war with us. As we speak.

The Wuhan Kung Flu China virus was step 1. Step 2, the “vaccine,” (which isn’t one at all), is the real weapon, what with the immune system destroying spike protein and the rest.

They will be coming out with much worse things in the very near future. Pay attention! Please.

Here are some current links to further enlighten you, snagged off Rense:

Fauci Begs Americans ‘Please Get Vaccinated’ To Protect Against Variants

Fauci Emails Reveal How The US-China BioWeapon Virus Was Built…To Set The Stage For The BioWeapon ‘Vaccine’ !

Fauci Pal Daszak Admits ‘Chinese Colleagues’ Developing ‘Killer’ Coronaviruses – Watch

COVID-19 BioWeapon Shots Continue To Kill And Cripple People…Leaving Behind Utterly Devastated Families – Americans Are Doing Next To NOTHING To Stop The Mass Murder

Part 1 – Jeff And David Oates Reverse Speech Blow The China-US BioWeapon Attack On America Wide Open As The Chinese Ambassador Spills The Beans

Part 2 – Jeff And David Oates Reverse Speech Blow The China-US BioWeapon Attack On America Wide
Open As The Chinese Ambassador Spills The Beans

PCR Test Schwabs Are Made In CHINA & Coated With Ethylene Oxide – A Known, Deadly Carcinogen That Can Also Change Your DNA – Govt Is Trying To Kill You

China’s BioWar On America Has Been Long Planned And Is Ramping Up All The Time – Read China’s Own 2005 Statement About The BioWeapon War On America

Vaccine Spike Proteins Are Communist Chinese Military Bioweapons Designed To Kill


America On Verge Of Communist Takeover Says Former Castro Revolutionary

China Preparing To Attack US Former Mao Red Guard Member Warns Americans Its Happening Here.


Ginny flies again

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Ginny flies again on Sol 107 🙂 Images just loaded on the server, this one from 12:34 local solar time.

Here are all the Heli-Navcam images we have so far, complete with time-stamps.


No blog entry yet, but from JPL’s twitter:

Another successful flight #MarsHelicopter completed its 7th flight and second within its operations demo phase. It flew for 62.8 seconds and traveled ~106 meters south to a new landing spot. Ingenuity also took this black-and-white navigation photo during flight.





North Carolina UFO | USA

UFO Everyday! Jun 7, 2021

Hello Ufology Lovers! This is another video of a UFO registered in North Carolina in the USA. Are they flying saucers? Are they just shooting stars? Are they drones?

Well, this one is a bit different.

Seems legit, but you never know.


tank man


And here, since most folks never see this, is a snippet of Tiananmen Square just before the Tanks came. Most of these people died that day. Up to 10,000 of them, perhaps:

b4 tanks

You know what?

Fuck China.


Kawuk by Hypoem87

The Kawuk is a reputed cryptid existing on a Southeast Asian island, where a maximum security prison is located. The kawuk has been described as looking like a very large monitor lizard, about the size of a medium-sized dog, with green or grey skin and a long thick tail. The difference between it and other monitors is that when the kawuk decides to jog or run, it rises up on two legs and holds it’s shorter arms to it’s sides. The back legs are said to be longer and more muscular than the arms, which can be used like hands. Kawuks are said to hunt in packs, like wolves, and run their prey into a corner before they tear it to pieces with razor-like teeth and large claws.

Could the kawuk be a population of monitors who developed a culture of walking on two legs? Many animals have groups that form their own cultures and practicies, like the water tigers, or the elephant killing lions and the lion-eating chimpanzees. Could this be a similar case?
Or could the kawuk be a all new species of monitor? A return of large bipedal carnivores? A real life ‘raptor’ for the future of the Earth?
Shout out to FernandoooOOOo

Hypoemtasia Bestiary – Kawuk by Hypoem87

Shan-Gri-La, a continent which houses a large number of faunas, has her own collection of herbivores and carnivores. Carnivores like the tyrannosaurs and the dromaeosaurs are the big players in the ecosystem throughout Shan-Gri-La: the tyrannosaurs are distributed throughout the Eastern and Southern region of Shan-Gri-La (some populations made themselves home at Southern Sinotasia at spring and summer); whereas the dromaeosaurs are distributed throughout the Northern and Western region of Shan-Gri-La (with some inhabiting the southern region of Sinotasia, in small numbers). There is one genus of theropod that belongs to neither family that also made Shan-Gri-La their home.

Measuring at a length of between 4 to 5 meters long and weighing between 300 to 400 kilograms, the Kawuk is a medium-sized megaraptoran that inhabits the rainforests of Southeastern Shan-Gri-La and the surrounding islands where the Pseudotyrants and the Taoties are rare or absent. Like all megaraptors, they possess a pair of strong and flexible arms tipped with three large meat hook-like claws to grab or latch onto their prey. Their serrated teeth are built to rip and tear the flesh of their prey, not dissimilar to the other megaraptors that do not possess the strong jaw muscles the tyrannosaurs possess. Ambush predators, the Kawuk will utilize the underbrush of the rainforests and approach their prey quietly, before bursting from the brush and use their large claws to grab or hold their prey on the spot and kill them using their large claws. They possess a body coloration of either light or lime green with brown stripes, however a small number of melanistic individuals are also seen throughout the deeper regions of Southeastern Shan-Gri-La. Males possess an inflatable reddish orange throat pouch which they used to attract the females.

Continuous K-strategist, they can mate at any time throughout the season. Not much is known about their courtship, but it is widely presumed that the males will engage in intraspecific fights to earn the rights to mate with the female. They lay small clutches of eggs numbering between 2 to 4 at places in between the tree roots and cover them with dried leaves and twigs, while letting the sunlight to incubate their eggs. The male and the female will constantly watch their nest for two weeks until the eggs hatched. The young megaraptors will be taken care by their parents for a period of 8 to 10 months before they can forage on their own. Subadults Kawuks usually hunt in a group of 2 to 4, whereas adults only hunt by themselves.

The Kawuks are often given the nickname “grave raiders” or “Perompak Mayat (Corpse Snatcher in Malay)”, as they are known for digging up hastily buried human corpse in search of an easy meal. Despite their nickname, their practice of eating corpse is only something that they do when food source is extremely scarce or when they are unable to hunt like they used to. However, very few of them do eventually develop a taste for human flesh and turn to full fledged man-eaters. Said man-eaters often terrorize rural settlements during the darkest of night, all the while evading from the radar of the search party. As such, many settlement residents will build a barricade made of concrete and emplaced with razor wires to barricade them from entering the settlements. Some would go as far as creating armed patrol, risking their lives to ensure the safety of their settlement.


Inspired by the Kawuk, a reptilian/saurian Cryptid of Indonesian origin; based on the megaraptors, particularly the Australovenator.

Credits to DinoDragoZilla17 (…) for suggesting the Kawuk!

Yeep, finally a new megaraptoran for my Hypoemtasia Bestiary series!

More GUUD stuff to come soon BOIZ and GURLZ!

Hold on to your butts and stay safe!

Canon G2000 series Date Taken Apr 17, 2020, 9:17:26 PM

Published: Apr 18, 2020
© 2020 – 2021 Hypoem87

Neato! This was a new one on me! On Karl, too, I think!


Rafael Navarro Mountain

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‘Rafael Navarro Mountain’

This image of a 120 meter tall hill named “Rafael Navarro Mountain” (5.4°S 137.8°E) was taken by the Curiosity Rover’s Mastcam on April 5th, 2021. It was named after astrobiologist Rafael Navarro-González, who worked on the Curiosity Rover’s SAM instrument before passing away in January, 2021.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Geohack link:

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The inspiration for the name is award-winning scientist Rafael Navarro-González; he died on Jan. 28, 2021, from complications related to COVID-19. A leading astrobiologist in Mexico, Navarro-González was a co-investigator on the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM), a portable chemistry lab aboard Curiosity that has been sniffing out the chemical makeup of Martian soil, rocks, and air.



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Kodiak on Sol 104

A small mosaic of 2 overlapping Mastcam-Z frames at full zoom

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS


Gimbal UAP 2015 – Trajectory

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
May 25, 2019

January 26, 2015 East Coast, USA


sol 99 view

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The Perseverance Rover on Sol 99

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This image was taken by the Perseverance Rover’s Left Navcam on May 31st, 2021 (18.38°N 77.58°E). You can see patches of rocks and sand along with many signs of water and aeolian based erosion. The Perseverance Rover has traveled 0.45 km since landing on Mars in February and still has around 3 kilometers until it reaches the edge of the delta in West Jezero Crater. This means that, depending on the path it takes, it will probably be in early 2023 when the rover reaches its primary destination.

Geohack link:

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Making Tracks

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Making Tracks: Another Drive on Sol 103.

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Latest Drive: Sol: 103, June 4, 2021


p class=”_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM”>TL:DR Drive table

Sol Meters Feet Heading
103 24.192 ~79 ~Southwest


Full Drive Data (uncalibrated)

Item Description / Unit Value Source
1 Drive distance (meters) 24.19 3
2 Drive distance (feet) ~79 3
3 Drive Heading Southwest 1
4 Site Index 4 3
5 Drive index 430 3
6 Total distance (meters) 448.58 6
7 Total distance (kilometers) 0.45 6
8 Total distance (miles) 0.28 6
9 Easting 4354511.439 6
10 Northing 1093203.102 6
11 Elevation (geoid) -2568.864258 6
12 Elevation (radii) -4252.157227, 6
13 Radius (meters) 3391937.84 6
14 Longitude 77.45119438 3, 6
15 Latitude 18.44299756 3, 6
16 Roll (degrees) 0.51597 6
17 Pitch (degrees) -0.142218 6
18 Yaw (degrees) -118.868337 6
19 Yaw_rad -2.07 6
20 Tilt (degrees) 0.53521 6
21 Map Quadrangle Canyon de Chelly


  1. This raw data is subject to revision by JPL as more accurate data arrives from the rover, or after calibration

  2. Raw data was taken from the mission JSON records and or the GeoJSON ‘Rover Interactive Map’ (linked below)

  3. Definitions will be added in future updates when I can get the official definitions of the fields used in the JSON and GeoJSON files


  1. Perseverance Rover Interactive Map: LINK

  2. On-line Json2Table converter LINK

  3. M20 Traverse JSON LINK

  4. M20 TRN Ellipse JSON LINK

  5. M20 Surface Site JSON LINK

  6. M20 Waypoints JSON LINK

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


interesting target

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Percy’s not short of interesting targets. These are from Sol 103 (zoom 110mm)

Very cool looking thing, don’tcha think?


curiosity on the move again

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On the move again after 16 sols. Drive on Sol 3136 ~SSW. Partial panorama with added compass points – credit NASA/JPL-Caltech


Drive on Sol 99

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Drive distance on Sol 99: 16.43 meters, 53.9 feet

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Latest Drive: Sol: 99, May 31, 2021

TL:DR Drive table

Sol Meters Feet Heading
99 16.43 ~53.9 ~SSW

Full Drive Data (uncalibrated)

Item Description / Unit Value Source
1 Drive distance (meters) 16.43 3
2 Drive distance (feet) ~53.9 3
3 Drive Heading South-southwest 1
4 Site Index 4 3
5 Drive index 218 3
6 Total distance (meters) 376.81 6
7 Total distance (kilometers) 0.38 6
8 Total distance (miles) 0.23 6
9 Easting 4354565.816 6
10 Northing 1093248.456 6
11 Elevation (geoid) -2569.197 6
12 Elevation (radii) -4252.623 6
13 Radius (meters) 3391937.38 6
14 Longitude 77.45216155 3, 6
15 Latitude 18.44376271 3, 6
16 Roll (degrees) 1.154141 6
17 Pitch (degrees) 0.360975 6
18 Yaw (degrees) -138.622112 6
19 Yaw_rad -2.42 6
20 Tilt (degrees) 1.209267 6
21 Map Quadrangle Canyon de Chelly


  1. This raw data is subject to revision by JPL as more accurate data arrives from the rover, or after calibration

  2. Raw data was taken from the mission JSON records and or the GeoJSON ‘Rover Interactive Map’ (linked below)

  3. Definitions will be added in future updates when I can get the official definitions of the fields used in the JSON and GeoJSON files


  1. Perseverance Rover Interactive Map: LINK

  2. On-line Json2Table converter LINK

  3. M20 Traverse JSON LINK

  4. M20 TRN Ellipse JSON LINK

  5. M20 Surface Site JSON LINK

  6. M20 Waypoints JSON LINK

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


mars sky

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Image taken by SkyCam on sol 99. Guessing they are stars?

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The SkyCam is a modified (flight-spare) HazCam from Curiosity Rover. Therefore, I think it would be surprising if any stars were visible in this frame. To resolve stars the exposure duration would need to be fairly long, if that was the case we would see all the bright spots tracking around the sky as Mars rotated (the camera is fixed to the deck and does not move).

I believe it might be able to resolve the Martian moons, possibly some of the brighter planets and maybe fortuitously capture an incoming meteorite. Most of what we are seeing is probably noise and cosmic ray hits.

I’d really like these to be stars and galaxies as one comment mentioned, but to me it seems unlikely. But hey what do I know?

I’d like to be wrong in this case 🙂

EDIT: I have added the internal ring (anulus) and other optical shields that would mask areas of all exposed SkyCam images. These areas are masked to prevent stray light from entering the camera. But we can see in the image shared that there are star-like features etc where there should be none. Look closely at the original image and we can make out the masked areas of the lens (they’re a little darker. Each SkyCam image also captures part of the mast, again that should mask light entering the camera from stars etc LINK


So I was excited to see this post the other day, as I had heard some days before that it had driven off the lander… Only to be disappointed by what I found, which is below. It seems it has not gone anywhere yet. Maybe a meter? Sigh. Hope it gets better.

Posted by u/spinozasrobot

China’s Zhurong rover takes first drive on Mars…

Photos from the BBC article:

Looking down at the ground from on top of the lander.

Looking down at the ground from on top of the lander.

looking back up at the lander.

And looking back up at the lander.

Found r/ZhuRonga new subgroup on reddit. So new that as of yesterday afternoon they didn’t have a post yet! They did, though, pin this this vid on Zhurong’s instrument package as a header of sorts:

Tianwen-1 – Zhurong’s Instruments

May 14, 2021

It’s happening…. the Tianwen-1 Mission is about to touch down on Mars! The Zhurong rover – named after the Chinese god of fire, will attempt the landing on Mars. A historic event for China and planet Earth!

This god of fire is carrying some pretty advanced instruments to the Red Planet. These instruments will study Mars and send back valuable data for studying Martian climate and geology as well as exploring Utopia Planitia, a large plain within Utopia, the largest recognized impact basin on Mars with an estimated diameter of 3300 km.

So, in this video, Joe and Igor did a quick rundown of the instruments of Zhurong which are:

1) Mars Surface Compound Detector
2) Multi-Spectrum Camera
3) Subsurface Penetrating Radar
4) Navigation and Topography Camera
5) The Mars Surface Magnetic Field Detector
6) Mars Meteorological Measurement Instrument

And who knows, maybe “The God of Fire” will meet “Viking” on its Martian path.

Credits: Special thanks to tttian for allowing us to use images from their 3D model of the entire Tianwen-1 mission! Check it out here:………

Depicts: Artist’s impression of water under the Martian surface Copyright: ESA 2001. Illustration by Medialab…

Hey, ETA:

Further space news from China…

China Successfully Launches Core Module for Tianhe their long term LEO space station

posted by anzha in Space Exploration


Secret Files on The Eye of The Sahara & The Lost Ancient City of Atlantis | Richat Structure Africa

Bright Insight
May 22, 2021

Bizarre Declassified CIA files on The Eye of The Sahara (The Richat Structure) – The Lost City of Atlantis, hidden in plain sight?

Peru Tour: August 9th-18th 2021 with Brien Foerster & Ben of UnchardedX:…
Egypt Tour: October 1-14th 2021 with Brien Foerster & Patricia Awyan Lehman:…
Randall Carlson Podcast Ep009 Atlantis Mystery – Evidence Revealed Pt7: Richat Structure Mauritania

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YAY! Jimmy is back with some weird CIA files on the Richat and more new info on the structure and the region. Highly recommended! You can watch his three previous Richat videos right here.


Ive been a big fan of Westall for ages and have posted about it several times, both here (search Westall) and elsewhere.


A new view of the Sunset on Mars.

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“A new view of the Sunset on Mars.” Credits: NASA/JPL Caltech


The Eastern Floor of Aram Chaos

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“The Eastern Floor of Aram Chaos”

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This image of Aram Chaos (3.112° N, 340.169° E), a heavily eroded crater east of Valles Marineris, was taken by HiRISE on September 30th, 2011. You can see a mesa surrounded by sand. Aram Chaos has been the subject of repeated HiRISE observations to understand dune field dynamics and the history of water on Mars – water from this region is believed to have flowed north billions of years ago and carved out the 2,000 kilometer long Ares Vallis channel system.

The width of this image is about 1 km.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Geohack link:


Early morning Postcard from Jezero

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Early morning Postcard from Jezero [4308x2000px]

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Early morning Postcard from Jezero Processed by Damia Bouic

Text from her web page:

“This is morning on Jezero. It is 6:50 AM, we are on Sol 96, at Ls 51 (May 27th. 2021). Low solar ray lights are enhancing the landscape, the dunes, the rocks, of this Martian site. This panorama was taken with MastcamZ using a 110mm zoom.”


The postcard is a crop (4308x2000px) from the full panorama with added sky. The full size panorama (without added sky is available at this LINK

The full panorama uses 39 overlapping Mastcam-Z full zoom images and is 36212×2257 pixels.

Warning 14.5Mb image size.


KAGUYA taking “Full Earth-rise” by HDTV (Apr. 5, 2008)

JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構
Mar 23, 2009

KAGUYA (SELENE) taking “Full Earth-rise” by HDTV on Apr. 5, 2008. Aspect ratio 16:9 and HD quality in English narration. (C)JAXA/NHK



NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars

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posted on May, 29 2021 @ 06:58 PM
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With Perseverance rover and its pet helicopter currently stealing all of the Martian limelight Curiosity Rover has been biding her time watching the clouds roll in over Mount Sharp.

The fine, rippling structures of these clouds are easier to see with images from Curiosity’s black-and-white navigation cameras.

mars clouds

But it’s the color images from the rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, that really shine – literally. Viewed just after sunset, their ice crystals catch the fading light, causing them to appear to glow against the darkening sky. These twilight clouds, also known as “noctilucent” (Latin for “night shining”) clouds, grow brighter as they fill with crystals, then darken after the Sun’s position in the sky drops below their altitude. This is just one useful clue scientists use to determine how high they are.…

Who needs a helicopter when you’ve got clouds !

I hear ya, and this is beautiful, but I still love that helicopter!


Did This Person Encounter A Giant Spider On A Highway In Canada?

Unexplained Mysteries
Aug 19, 2018

Did this person encounter a giant spider on a highway in Canada? We take a look at this mysterious creature one man encountered in Canada.

Every year people witness things that they can’t explain. Whether it’s UFO’s or mysterious creatures these encounters don’t usually see the day of light. Recently we’ve talked about giant spiders in the congo but this person encountered a bug like creature in Canada. Eazer 27 from reddit said the following “I live on the West coast of British Columbia in Canada. I was driving my girlfriend back to her granddads house 2 towns over from mine which is about a two and a half hour drive. I had driven her home and spent the day visiting her family. This town she is from is right on the coast. After my stay I then began my trip home.

Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!


I dunno. Could be. Thought it was interesting.


Giant Snake Congo 1959

Sep 20, 2015

Colonel Remy Van Lierde DFC** (14 August 1915–8 June 1990) was a Belgian pilot and fighter ace who served during World War II in the Belgian and British Air Forces, shooting down six enemy aircraft and 44 V-1 flying bombs, and achieving the RAF rank of Squadron Leader. He returned to the Belgian Air Force after the war and went on to hold several important commands before retiring in 1968. Alleged encounter with a giant snake

On the episode of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World entitled “Dragons, Dinosaurs and Giant Snakes,” Van Lierde claims that in 1959 he encountered a giant snake in the Katanga region of the Belgian Congo while returning from a mission by helicopter. He claims to have then turned around and made several passes over the snake in order to allow another person on board to photograph the creature.

Van Lierde describes the snake as being close to 50 feet in length. He claims it was a dark shade of brown and green with a white coloured belly. He claimed the snake’s head was 3 feet long and 2 feet wide, and that the jaws were of a triangular shape.

Van Lierde claims that as he flew lower for a closer inspection, the snake rose up approximately 10 feet, giving the impression it would have attacked the helicopter if it had been within striking range.

An old case. A wonderful case. The ONLY question there is regarding it is… What kind of snake is this?

No one knows, but many think it’s a Titanoboa, which supposedly went extinct long ago, but, we know how that goes. Especially in that environment. I think it quite likely that it is one of those, if not a similar species.

Research in the area is terribly difficult. Not many venture all that far into the Congo, or the surrounding regions, even the indigenous folks. It is nearly impossible to cut through most of the jungle there. Westerners can never get enough time to do it properly; and, there always seems to be a war of some sort going on.


But, wait, there’s more.

The title was singular, but I have added this next video to put some meat on the post.

It features a segment on one of my all-time top heroes, the intrepid explorer Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett, who happened to run into a rather big fella in the western Amazon back in the day.

Just so you know, Remy’s encounter is the final segment in this one, with two fine reports following Percy’s preceding it.


These People Claimed They Encountered A Giant Snake In The Amazon

Unexplained Mysteries
Aug 20, 2018

These people claimed they encountered a giant snake in the Amazon. We take a look at the sightings and encounters of giant snakes in the Amazon.

One traveler had this to say “During the 1970s when deforestation started I decided to visit the rain forest. Back then there was so much more to see and the wildlife was plentiful. I had always wanted to go here and being a amateur wildlife photographer made we want to do this even more. I have extensive knowledge in the environment and animals. I studied for many years at university and decided that after I graduated I would go to the amazon. I went with a friend who I had spoken to previously and they too were excited to go. It’s sad to see the state of the amazon now compared to when I went.”

Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

God, I absolutely love cryptozoology… even more than lost civilizations, or space exploration!


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“NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars”

This gif of clouds drifting over Mount Sharp was taken by the Curiosity Rover’s navigation camera on March 28th, 2021 (5.4°S 137.8°E). Cloudy days are rare on Mars but can happen anytime throughout the year – especially during winter. These are “noctilucent” (Latin for “night shining”) clouds; they owe their brightness to ice crystals which catch the sunlight as it fades over the horizon. Although faint, these clouds could be seen by the naked eye to an observer on the Martian surface.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Geohack link:


This was published at UFO Chronicles the other day but I just saw it on Rense yesterday.

Dr. Bruce Maccabee has been a friend of mine for many years and I assure you this is completely legit. He pulls no punches in his many investigations. He was the first to get in-depth data from the FBI. He is also a great at playing the piano!

Navy’s UFO / UAP Task Force Will Confirm Alien Activity, Predicts Navy Physicist (Ret)

By Dr. Bruce Maccabee
The UFO Chronicles

Published Monday, May 24, 2021

Navy Physicist (Ret), Dr. Bruce Maccabee Predicts That The U.S. Navy’s Special Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF) Will Confirm What Civilian Investigators Have Long Suspected: Some UAP Are Vehicles Controlled By Non-Human Intelligences (NHI)

The origin(s) of these NHI is (are) unknown but they may come from other planets using transportation technology based on very advanced physical principles.

President Joe Biden of the U.S.A. and leaders of other countries may find it necessary to develop a single, uniform, world-wide policy for co-existing and interacting with NHI. The policy should be world-wide because allowing various countries to develop their own policies could result in some form of disaster.


By Bruce Maccabee
The UFO Chronicles

If the NAVY TASK FORCE discovers that some UAP are evidence for NHI, the Task Force will, I presume, write an unclassified report (with classified appendix, if needed) ready for publication. However, it might be that the policy makers in the Administration, when confronted with the UAPTF report, might decide to withhold all or part of the unclassified report because of a perceived negative impact on the citizens of the USA and other countries.

The “Yes or No” policy for releasing the report would be based, in part, upon whether the Task Force determines that they “love” us (for example, if they made us or we are “pets”), “hate” us (for example, if they view us as a potential danger to them or their activities) or are indifferent to us (for example, they do whatever they want to do and ignore us as long as we don’t get in their way).

The release policy may also be based partially on the determination that “they” are as curious about us as we are about them. An example of this possibility is the series of radar and visual sightings made during the early morning of December 31, 1978 about twenty miles off the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Wellington Air Traffic Control radar, located at the south end of the North Island detected unknown radar “targets” (radar reflective objects) that seemingly traveled along with a freighter aircraft that was flying south to Christchurch, a city on the east side of the South Island, about 160 miles south-southwest of Wellington. One such target approached the airplane in a sort of stepwise manner, ultimately getting so close to the airplane that the radar could not separate the unknown target from the airplane target. As the radar operator told the plane, “There’s a strong target right in formation with you now…could be left or right … Your target has doubled in size.” This radar event is referred, in the more detailed recounting below, as the “Double Sized Target” event. After about 30 seconds the unknown target moved away and the airplane target reduced to normal size. (Further details are given below.)

The action of the unknown, temporarily getting very close to the plane, appears to have been deliberate. There were, after all, plenty of places for the unknown to be besides near the airplane. So, this raises the question, why did it get so close to the airplane? Curiosity could be one answer and an intent to scare the people in the airplane might be another answer. Either answer would be consistent with NHI as being the cause of the unknown targets.

Brief History

Starting in the latter 1940’s military personnel and citizens in all countries and in all walks of life began reporting unusual objects traveling through the sky. They came to be known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Hundreds of reports per year from 1947 through 1969 were collected and analyzed by three U. S. Air Force projects, SIGN (1948), GRUDGE (1949 – 1951) and the well-known PROJECT BLUE BOOK (1952 – 1969).After studying some 13,000 reports BLUE BOOK concluded that most could be explained as ordinary phenomena that were misperceived but that 701 resisted explanation because of their non-aerodynamic shapes (sphere, disc, cylinder), because of the absence of recognizable features (wings, stabilizers, fuselage, propellers, jet engines), because of their ability to hover with no recognizable means of support (anti-gravity?) and extreme dynamics (high acceleration leading to extreme speed – thousands of miles per hour – being achieved in a second or less). BLUE BOOK then claimed, without proof, that the reports of these 701 sightings were faulty or incomplete and that if they (USAF investigators) had had more information about them they, too, could have been explained.

After BLUE BOOK closed in 1969 the Air Force responded to queries by handing out a “Fact Sheet” that said that after investigating thousands of sightings it had found nothing that was a threat to the United States and nothing indicating that reports of UAP were evidence of an advanced technology or Non-Human Intelligence (NHI).

Recent Events

More recently there have been sightings by U.S. Navy fighter pilots and sailors who have detected and tracked UAP using modern radar and optical devices. The Navy has confirmed that the UAP are unknown objects or phenomena. The new radar and observational data confirm what has been reported ever since the first UFO sightings in the late spring of 1947, namely that these objects can undergo extreme acceleration and reach very high speeds. They can also hover above ground despite the lack of observable means for support such as rotating blades as on a helicopter.The most intriguing question is, could these objects or phenomena, at least some of them, be evidence that the Earth is being visited by Non-Human Intelligences (NHI) that travel around by means of various technologically advanced Alien Transportation Vehicles (ATV)?

In order to answer this question the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), responding to direction by Congress, has set up a task force (the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, UAPTF) to collect and analyze reports of UAP/UFO sightings and prepare an unclassified report for publication.

The Navy can be commended for “taking the bull by the horns” and setting up a program to tackle the above question “head on.” However, investigations and analyses of many unclassified reports by civilians (and military) over the last 70 years have already led many investigators to conclude that at least some of the reports of UAP are evidence of NHI. The Task Force is likely to confirm this conclusion based on their studies of classified (and unclassified) sightings.

Example Of An Event Possibly Caused By NHI

A prime example of a civilian sighting that can be explained by assuming the UAP was controlled by NHI is the “Double Sized Target” (DST) radar sighting that occurred in New Zealand during the early morning hours of Sunday, December 31, 1978.The DST radar sighting is one of a series of radar and visual sighting events that occurred between 0015 (15 minutes after midnight) and 0100 (1:00 a.m.) local time as an Argosy four engine freighter aircraft flew southward along a well-traveled air route carrying newspapers from Wellington to Christchurch. These sightings are unique for the quantity and quality of data available. There were five witnesses on the plane and two at the Wellington Air Traffic Control Center (WATCC). The WATCC recorded all the (audio) communications between the WATCC and the plane. This made possible a time-accurate reconstruction of the sighting events that occurred during the flight.

There were numerous sightings, both radar and visual, during this flight. However, only radar sightings related to the DST event are presented here. Information on the many other sightings is presented at where you scroll down to paragraphs 29, 30 and 41.

The Double Sized Target sighting occurred as the airplane was flying southward at 14,000 ft and 215 knots (215 kt or about 250 mph or about 4 statute miles per minute; from here on distances are in nautical miles – nm – which are about 15% larger than statute miles, and speeds are in nm/hr or kt). The plane was about 90 nm south of WATCC which was following the airplane with its search radar that swept a narrow (about 2 degree wide) beam around the sky every 12 seconds (5 revolutions per minute). If a radar-reflective object, such as an airplane, were “hit” by the beam, reflected radar power would cause a short bright arc of light, a “target,” to appear on the circular radar display. During the next rotation of the radar beam another bright arc would appear at a short distance from the previous arc, a short distance because the plane could only travel a short distance, about 0.6 miles, during the 12 seconds. When a bright arc appeared on the display its brightness would decrease rather slowly with time so that at any time, for a particular “target,” there would be a line or trail of short arcs of diminishing brightness indicating where the target object was at the most recent rotation (the brightest arc) and where it had been during previous rotations. Thus the series of arcs indicated where the target had been and the direction it was heading.

The above description of what would appear on the radar display applies to normal targets (e.g., airplanes). However, on this particular night the radar operators saw what they called “weird targets” that didn’t create lines of arcs. Instead they saw the following: as the radar beam swept around it would detect a single target and create an arc at some location on the radar screen. When the beam swept past the location again there would be only the previous (fading) arc and no new arc indicating that the target was no longer at that location. However, there would be an arc at some other location many miles away where there hadn’t been an arc before, suggesting that the target had traveled many miles to a new location during the 12 second rotation.

In early 1979, during the initial analysis of these sightings, targets that were “arcs without tracks,” were assumed to be some sort of weather-caused anomalies (“radar angels”) and that these anomalies appeared randomly around the plane. Little thought was given to the possibility that these anomalies actually traveled large distances in 12 seconds, which would imply that the weird targets were able to undergo high acceleration and achieve very high speeds, a capability beyond that of any weather anomaly.

However, the recent Navy sightings of radar targets that achieve high acceleration and high speed suggest that the radar targets seen in New Zealand should be re-evaluated since they were of the same nature as the Navy targets. That would imply that we can learn something about objects reported by the Navy by studying the reported activities of the New Zealand unknown objects/targets.

The Double-Sized Target

Between 0015 and 0027 (24 hour time in minutes past midnight), as the plane flew southward, WATCC reported six weird radar targets at various times and at various distances and directions relative to the location of the plane. Then, at 0027, WATCC reported to the plane, “Target is at 12:00 at 3 miles.” (Directions are given as clock face times.) The air crew responded immediately, “Thank you. We pick it up. It’s got a flashing light.” This sighting by itself is extraordinary since, according to WATCC, there were no other planes in the sky south of Wellington and there were no known sources of light directly ahead of the plane. (There were the lights of the Japanese squid fishing fleet about a hundred miles east of them, but they were recognized by the air crew.)At about 0028 WATCC reported that there were targets 10 nm to 15 nm behind the plane. Of course, the air crew couldn’t see them. At about 0029 ½ WATCC told the plane that there was a target at 6:00 at 4 nm (behind them). At 0030 WATCC told the plane that there was a “further” target at 3:00 (to their right) at 4 nm. (If this latter target was the same object as the previous one, then it traveled about 5 ½ nm in ½ minute or about 660 kt, three times faster than the plane.)

Then came the most surprising radar event, the Double Sized Target. At about 30 minutes and 45 seconds after midnight WATCC reported to the plane as follows: “There’s a strong target right in formation with you now…could be left or right … your target has doubled in size.” According to the radar operators the motion of the DST, as displayed on the radar screen, was exactly what one would expect if two airplanes were flying side by side at the same speed and separated by a short distance (actual distance not known; perhaps less than a mile).

Both the radar operators and the air crew waited with some trepidation to see what would happen next!

Finally, at about 0031:30 (30 seconds past 0031) WATCC reported, “Your target has reduced to normal size” (They could now exhale.).

Because of the radar sweep rate, 12 seconds per rotation, it is not possible to determine exactly the duration of the DST, but it was at least 36 seconds, enough time to rule out any explanation other than that for a time the airplane had a traveling companion. (The plane was flying in a straight line so the increase in radar target size was not due to a change in orientation of the plane.)

About a minute and a half after being told that the airplane target was the normal size the plane reported to WATCC, “Got a target at 3:00 just behind us.” WATCC responded immediately, “Yes, and going around to 4:00 now, at 4 miles.” About a minute later WATCC reported a target at 5:00 at 10 miles. About 40 seconds later WATCC reported that the same target was at 6:00, directly behind the plane, that it was at 15 miles distance and that it had been joined by two other stationary targets! Shortly after that the three targets were replaced by a single target that was larger than the airplane target. Several minutes after this the plane began its descent to land at Christchurch and there were no more radar incidents during the flight south. (There were radar and visual incidents while the plane flew north to Blenheim later but there was no double sized airplane target.)

The DST incident is uniquely important because it shows that there was more to these radar targets than mere existence. The existence of these targets might, in some way, be attributed to short lived atmospheric phenomena and, in fact, skeptics who have studied these sightings have attributed the “weird targets” to fluctuations in the turbulent flow of air as it blows eastward over the jagged mountain peaks of the South Island of New Zealand. But turbulence-generated radar targets are weak targets, they appear at random times and random locations and they don’t move rapidly, certainly not as rapidly as an airplane.

The motions, if any, of turbulence generated radar targets do not give the appearance of intent. Yet the target that moved along with the plane did give evidence of intent, such as an intent to “move closer for a better look at the airplane.” Intent is a characteristic of intelligence. The motions of this target also indicate curiosity, which is another characteristic of intelligence.

These weird radar targets weren’t controlled by humans. We may therefore conclude that these targets, and, by extension, the targets detected by the Navy, were controlled by Non-Human Intelligences or … aliens.



This is the excellent video NASA uses as the header for at least one of the Perseverance pages.

Nice, no?

Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/et al


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In the medieval era, Europe was hit by a series of mysterious dance epidemics, with the worst one happening in 1518. For two months, residents of Strasbourg danced manically in the town’s square, unable to stop and slowly dancing themselves to death.

The Dancing Plague of 1518

May 28, 2021

Hundreds of years ago, medieval Europe was hit by a series of mysterious dancing epidemics. The largest and most intense one happened in 1518 in the French city of Strasbourg, when hundreds of city residents danced for two months, unable to stop. After two months, and after dozens of people danced themselves to death, the dancing just stopped – and no one had any idea what the hell just happened.

Music: Epidemic Sound

Thumbnail: Amazing art from Caroline Murta, go check out her IG on @carolinemvrta.

Whoa, talk about weird! WTF?!

I had heard about this years ago… and am still stunned by it.