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MH370 search may be in the wrong place again

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A crew member from the Royal Malaysian Air Force looks through the window of a Malaysian Air Force CN235 aircraft during a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the Straits of Malacca March 13, 2014.
Australia admits it may look at a new patch of ocean. What's more worrying than the undiscovered yet is that not one piece of floating wreckage has been spotted where it should've washed up.

Something significant was missing when senior ministers from Malaysia, Australia and China announced a new effort to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday. There was no mention of what is fast becoming the most perplexing feature of this multi-layered mystery: why has no floating wreckage turned up?

Make no mistake, the more time that passes without a single piece of floating wreckage being found the stranger it gets.

There is no previous case in the history of modern intercontinental jets where a crash into an ocean has not produced floating wreckage - and within days of the disaster. No matter how violent the impact of an airplane hitting the water there will always be some scattered debris that never sinks.

Last fall the Australian Transport Safety Board, who are directing the sea search for the Boeing 777, said they had assigned a team of experts usually used to predict the path of oil spills to produce a "drift model" - a highly sophisticated calculation combining ocean currents, wind and weather patterns and knowledge of the buoyancy of airplane wreckage - in order to predict when and where wreckage from Flight 370 would appear in places where it would be spotted.

At that time the Australians said that their best guess was that wreckage could take as long as a year to appear and that the most likely place was the long coastline of Western Sumatra on the Indonesian archipelago.

With more than a year gone by nothing has turned up.

Question

Earthworms rain down from skies over Norway, puzzling scientists

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Popular theories on how they got there include violent weather phenomena such as water spouts.
Meteorologists and biologists have been left baffled by earthworms raining from the sky over Southern Norway.

According to Norwegian news service The Local, the most recent phenomenon was discovered by biology teacher Karstein Erstad while he was skiing in the mountains.

"I saw thousands of earthworms on the surface of the snow," he said.

"When I found them on the snow they seemed to be dead, but when I put them in my hand I found that they were alive."

He thought they might have crawled through the snow, but rejected this idea, as the snow was over half a metre thick across the mountains.

This is not the only time an area experiencing worms raining from the sky in Norway, with other cases found in Molde and Bergen, both in the south of the country.

One popular theory on random animal rain suggest that the worms may have been lifted up by a violent air pocket and then brought back down miles away from where they started.

Another theory says water spouts, weather systems similar to tornadoes, can travel from seas onto land and pick up vegetation, debris, and small animals, carrying them miles away from where they started before they blow themselves out.

Question

Strange droning mystery hum returns to Plymouth, UK


Herald reporters Emma Elder, Meiling DellaGrotte and Emily Smith investigate the mystery hum
Do you remember the mysterious story about a low-pitched humming noise which left scientists baffled and caused residents to cover their ears?

Last summer The Herald reported on the strange phenomenon creating a stir across the Plymouth area.

We thought the nuisance noise had disappeared, but now it seems to be back and more disruptive than ever. People have reported hearing the noise at night in Keyham, Devonport, West Park and St Budeaux.

Pat Finnie, who lives in Normandy Way, St Budeaux, says she and her husband have noticed the "melodic, droning" sound returning.

"I have heard it several times over the last few weeks and then on Monday and Tuesday this week," Mrs Finnie said.

"You begin to wonder whether it's you, your ears, but my husband said he could hear it too, and he doesn't usually notice it.

"My neighbours have been aware of it too, several people say they have heard the same thing."It's a very low, almost melodic sort of sound.

Comment: People all over the world have been reporting mysterious sounds like these droning noises which have been increasing in frequency in the past few years. For more information on this strange phenomenon watch the New Sott Report: Strange Noises in the Sky: Trumpets of the Apocalypse?


UFO

UFOs over Phoenix, Arizona caught on video by witnesses on Easter

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Another image of the Easter Sunday Phoenix UFO proved by Peter Perez.
Orange balls of light were seen by several people over Phoenix, Arizona on Easter Sunday. A couple of those witnesses caught the objects on video.

Arizona's 12 News interviewed Peter Perez, who says he and his family saw the objects just before sitting down for Easter dinner. Perez says his step-father saw them first and called the rest of the family over to take a look.

The story on AZCentral.com says the sighting took place on Saturday. However, Perez says it was Easter, and later in the story, they mention the sighting was on April 5, 2015, which was Easter. The Saturday thing must be a mistype.

UFO 2

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.

If only this data viz were around when Mulder and Scully were searching for little green men and women. It shows UFO sightings since 1933 in sequence—fittingly, as little blinking lights over a map of the world:

The intergalactic graphic was created by MBA candidate Christian Pearson using web-based software and data from the National UFO reporting center. It's a part of QuantBait, a visualization initiative through which Pearson wants to tell stories about economic, political, and social issues.

This UFO sighting map "was a fun way of conveying the point that beautiful data visualization can provide deep insights," Pearson writes via email.

Saturn

Mysterious UFO sighting leaves Southern California neighbors puzzled

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Several neighbors living off Alderpointe Street near Panama and Gosford in southwest Bakersfield say they first witnessed a mysterious blue light in the sky back in February, and again in March. Both times they saw it on the 14th.

"I was taking the recycling out to the trash can, and I saw this blue light in the sky, and I thought, that's kinda bright to be a star, I've never seen a blue star be that bright," said Kelly Castruita. "Watched it for about 10 minutes, just doing weird stuff, it would turn on and off and it would disappear," added Kelly's husband Jeff.

Neighbors said the blue light was about the size of a dime, and started off just above the skyline, and then migrated northwest. "It pretty much flew, stopped, then started doing some upward motion and downward motion, so I've never seen anything like it," said neighbor Randy Gabriel.

Question

UFO on video during lightning storm in Nebraska

I understand the title alone about a UFO on video is an attention grabber and may spark the conspiracy theorists. But I hope that my reputation stands up here and what I am sharing has been scrutinized: A UFO appears out of a storm! My purpose is not to sensationalize but rather simply get an explanation of what was captured on video.

I even watched this with my father over the holiday weekend, who is a long time scientist that does not jump to conclusions. We agreed this unexplained description justifies what was seen on video during a lightning storm in Nebraska on April 2, 2015. KeriLeigh Shriver was riding (in the passenger seat) between Alma and Republican City and used her phone to try and get some of the lightning on video. The strange object that appears in the upper right corner seems to be at a low altitude and traveling very fast. It is cylindrical, spiraling, and appears out of nowhere with disappearing trail. The resolution is grainy, but this seems legit- NOT a hoax. In fact this fits with objects that many have captured on video for over a decade.

A documentary video about Rods, or the Extra Dimentional Skyfish mystery seems to fit this. That video is at the bottom of this post. Before you laugh or snort in derision, the start of that documentary includes weather video from a local TV station in Albany, NY in 2002, and another from tornado coverage across Oklahoma City in 1999 both showing something similar.



Black Magic

Mysterious black ring hovers over Kazakh village

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A strange black circle was spotted in the sky above a village in northern Kazakhstan. Baffled residents captured the mysterious spectacle on video as it hovered in the air for fifteen minutes before dissipating.

Villagers living in Shortandy, some 70 kilometers north of the Kazakh capital Astana, witnessed the spooky event on Friday afternoon.

"It was like a black cloud. We saw it at around 4 pm on April 3. It dissipated like smoke, but it was completely odorless," Oleg Menshikov, a village resident, told Today.kz.

Question

Fire inside a constructed rock cavern: Woman burnt to death when something went very wrong


Heather Carr was pulled from these rocks by firefighters after she set a deliberate fire in what her husband called a pagan ritual gone wrong. (Brady Strachan)
Kamloops, B.C. woman Heather Arlene Carr, who died after setting a fire in a local park, was participating in a pagan ritual that went wrong, according to her husband.

Carr, 40, got trapped in a rock structure which was on fire in Riverside Park in the early morning hours of March 31.

Initially it was believed Carr had attempted suicide. Coroner Barb McClintock said in a statement that Kamloops firefighters were able to rescue her from the fire alive.

"Preliminary indications are that Ms. Carr had set the blaze and then ended up in it accidentally," she said.

Carr was transported to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops but succumbed to her injuries several hours later.

Airplane

Major media outlets claim video of Germanwings flight's last moments verifies official crash theory 100% - French investigators say no such video exists

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Batshit crazy conspiracy rag passing for 'news'
Screams of "My God," metallic banging and the cabin jolting to one side - the final moments of the doomed jet were said to have been captured on video, which several newspapers said they watched. However, French prosecutors say it's a hoax.

German Das Bild newspaper and French Paris Match magazine say they managed to watch the video, found among the wreckage, of the final moments of flight 4U9525 before the tragedy.

However, the outlets didn't post the actual video on their websites.

The phone memory card managed to survive the collision with the mountain, say the outlets, claiming it was found at the site by the investigators.

Das Bild claim the authenticity of the footage is "unquestionable," though the scene on board was "chaotic, totally blurred and no individuals can be identified."

Comment: No, this is not an April Fools' joke, although you will be excused for thinking we're all now inhabiting some planetary Twilight Zone. Das Bild and Paris Match really did make these claims. There is obviously no video showing the things these presstitutes claim it shows, otherwise they'd be ensuring the video's maximum public dissemination.

In perpetuating this conspiracy theory about the co-pilot deliberately crashing the Germanwings plane, Das Bild, Europe's largest publication and most-read news source, has completely broken from reality, and is clearly determined to pull as many people into its schizophrenic orbit as possible.

All we can say is that something really, really strange must have happened to that plane for the Powers That Be to pursue such a risky strategy of spreading lies that are so blatant, French prosecutors are immediately calling them out.

See also:

Germanwings crash: Not the full story?

Friends of Germanwings crash pilot say he is being framed by Lufthansa to cover-up mechanical failings

From found to damaged to lost: Lufthansa now says flight data recorder on Germanwings Flight 9525 'may never be found'