Encounters with Little People
Expanded Perspectives Podcast
Published on Aug 15, 2016
On this episode of expanded perspectives Cam and Kyle start off talking about how giant traps called desert kites—some of which are 8,000 years old—were built across animal migration routes by Old World pastoralists. Then, last Sunday, Scotland achieved something great – for the first time on record, wind power alone generated 106 percent of Scotland’s electricity needs in a single day. Environmental group WWF Scotland has just confirmed that on 7 August 2016, wind turbines in Scotland pumped 39,545 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity into the National Grid, while the nation’s homes, businesses, and industry needed just 37,202 MWh. Then, most of us are pretty good at acting on the fly: swerving to avoid an obstacle in the road, ducking to keep from being hit, or reflexively catching a fly ball. We can do this because the brain is constantly running simulations of the physics involved as we scan our environment, according to a new series of brain imaging studies. All that processing is done by a handful of regions involved in planning actions, which kick into gear whenever we watch physical events unfold around us. The team responsible for the new studies has dubbed it the brain’s “physics engine,” and suggest it could help design more nimble robots. They described their work in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Then, the term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations. Though “foo fighter” initially described a type of UFO reported, (named by the U.S. 415th Night Fighter Squadron) the term was also commonly used to mean any UFO sighting from that period. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, incidents were reported throughout WWII. Witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy, but they remained unidentified post-war and were reported by both Allied and Axis forces. The foo fighter experiences of Allied pilots were taken very seriously. Most of the information about the issue has never been released by military intelligence. Kyle relays two such sightings. After the break, Cam brings up some very interesting encounters with little people or fae folk. Thanks for listening to Expanded Perspectives.
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If you look over on the sidebar you will see a quote from an old English book called The Fairies by William Allingham that expresses the very real fear that people had back then of what were referred to as “little men.” These little men put canceled to many a hunting trip. Short in stature only, they were, apparently.
Remember now, these people didhave guns…
So…that tells you something. Or should.
But check it out. Starts at 20 minutes.
It is truly … fascinating.