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Apollo 11 UFO encounter recounted by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

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UFO Case Report

Date: July 18, 1969
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Buzz Aldrin: "There was something out there that, uh, was close enough to be observed and what could it be? Mike (Collins) decided he thought he could see it in the telescope and he was able to do that and when it was in one position, that had a series of ellipses, but when you made it real sharp it was sort of L shaped. That didn't tell us very much."

Classification & Features

Type of Case/Report: StandardCase
Hynek Classification:
# of Witnesses: Multiple
Special Features/Characteristics: Astronaut/Space, Famous Person, Witness Photo

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A few days ago on the Science Channel, a program called "First on the Moon: The Untold Story" was aired. About 14:30 min/sec into the program, there was a 3.5 minute segment that described a UFO encounter that Apollo 11 experienced during its flight to the moon.

Comment: U.S. Astronauts reveal encounters with apparent Extraterrestrials and UFOs

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Mysterious "hum" in Plymouth, UK

Since The Herald reported on rising claims of Plymothians hearing a 'mystery hum', the paper has been inundated with calls, letters and emails from people who thought they were alone in their hum troubles.

From farm machinery to power works to submarines, Plymouth residents are struggling to cope with 'the hum' - whatever it may be - and want to source its origins.

Reports claim that around 2 per cent of the UK's population can hear the hum, which supposedly sounds like a low throbbing drone, and can only ever be heard indoors. Mr Baul, 72, and his wife, 56, who live in Milehouse, can hear the mysterious humming noise day and night and it is affecting their relationship.

"We're arguing about the noise," said Mr Baul. "At first my wife couldn't hear it, but now she can; I just want to know where it's coming from."
UFO

Alien artifact or doomsday device? The Betz mystery sphere story

This bizarre, allegedly self propelled, seamless metallic orb was discovered by members of the Betz family in 1974, and rapidly became the object of fascination, controversy and alarm for scientists, military officials, ufologists and the general public as the story of this mystery sphere spread like wildfire through the international media.


On May 26, 1974, Terry Mathew Betz, a 21 year-old pre-med student, along his mother Gerri and his marine engineer father, Antoine, were inspecting the damage caused by a brush fire that had raged across an 88-acre swathe of woodland that they had recently acquired on marshy Fort George Island, which is nestled just east of Jacksonville, Florida.

At first the trio found nothing out of the ordinary, but before their expedition was over they stumbled across a peculiar highly polished, metal orb that was just under 8-inches in diameter. The only delineating mark that the three could find on the eerily unblemished object was an elongated triangular shape stamped into its surface.

Stunned, Terry and his parents wondered whether or not they might have stumbled across some kind of downed NASA or maybe even Soviet satellite. Perhaps they even speculated that the friction induced heat of this object plummeting from its orbit might have had something to do with the fire that had ravaged the property, but none of them could find any signs of an impact crater or any indication of collision or heat damage on the gleaming metal globe.

The trio then surmised that it might be an "old fashioned canon ball, which someone had silver plated," as a souvenir. Intrigued by this extraordinary find, Terry decided to heft the 22 lbs., bowling ball sized sphere into their car and take it back to their castle-like home, where he showed the unusual object to a 12 year-old relative named Wayne. He was just as perplexed by the mystery object as the rest of the family had been.

The young medical student then placed his strange prize on a window seat in his bedroom, and there the anomalous object remained, virtually forgotten, until approximately two weeks later when Terry decided to entertain his friend, Theresa Fraser, with an impromptu guitar recital in his room, eliciting some decidedly unusual reactions from this enigmatic orb.
Cloud Lightning

Every American killed by lightning so far in 2014 has been male

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A fisherman knee-deep in a lake, a man lying against a tree, a roofer working atop a car dealership - these are just some of those who were killed by lightning in 2014, a year that so far has seen a 100 percent-male ratio for fatal U.S. strikes.

Seven American men have died from lightning since January. Add to that grim tally the nine consecutive male fatalities last fall, and you have the longest lightning-on-dude killing streak since at least 2006. It's a statistical fluke strong enough to get the #YesAllMen crowd crying misandry at Mother Nature.

But this all-XY zapfest is a testament to the sad fact that when it comes to men and fusillades of sky electricity, some things never change. Men are disproportionately represented in the history of lightning deaths. Since 2006, they've comprised 81 percent of such tragedies, as the National Weather Service shows in this graphic for the ongoing Lightning Safety Awareness Week:

US lightning deaths
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UFO

Mystery UFO symbols appearing on cattle crossing signs in New Mexico

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There is a mystery unfolding along New Mexico's roads and highways. A mystery many of you may have already noticed.

Strange UFO symbols have appeared on dozens of cattle crossing signs. Where are they coming from? Some may want you to think it's the work of aliens, but the explanation is probably a little more down to earth.

It's a mystery straight out of the X-Files. Driving down the highway from Taos to Santa Fe, you'll see them.

Just one of the many places they've appeared around New Mexico. UFO stickers placed on cattle crossing signs, giving the appearance "aliens" are beaming the cows up.

Maureen Ortega is one of the many New Mexicans who have noticed the strange signs. She says they first started appearing around Taos and northern New Mexico a few years ago.

"They've been there for a while and I've often wondered who did them. Wondered if it was someone who was into UFOs or did it for a prank or whatever," said Ortega.

She thinks the message behind the stickers may have to do with reports of cattle mutilations in the area. Mutilations, many believe are the work of extra-terrestrials.
UFO

UFO pics released from official Chilean study

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The government office investigating UFOs in Chile has released an analysis of two high quality photos showing what appear be genuine unidentified flying objects above a remote copper mine. The office, known as the CEFAA (Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena), is located within the Ministerial Department of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), the equivalent of our FAA, under the jurisdiction of the Chilean Air Force. It is responsible for the analysis of selected reports of unexplained aerial phenomena in Chilean airspace, most of them from pilots and aviation personnel.

The photos were taken at the Collahuasi copper mine, more than 14,000 feet above sea level in the Andean plateau in the far north of Chile. An extremely remote location with low oxygen levels and unusually clear skies, the area is desolate and inhospitable. The Collahuasi mine produces copper concentrate, copper cathodes and molybdenum concentrate from three open-pit mineral deposits. (Click here for a map).

Four technicians - professionals specializing in electricity, electronics, and fluid control - were working there in April, 2013. They witnessed a disc-shaped object which approached slowly and was present for more than an hour, moving around in different positions and hovering at about 2000 feet. One technician took pictures with his Kenox Samsung S860 camera. The strange object made no sound, and eventually moved away towards the East.
Black Cat 2

Alleged Bigfoot hairs analyzed and identified, but new mystery surfaces

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Bigfoot hair? Himalayan hair samples match unknown relative of ancient polar bear.
Genetic analysis of hair attributed to Bigfoot found no support for that claim, but hairs linked to the Yeti were determined to belong to a mysterious bear species that may not yet be known to science.

The research, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, marks a rare intersection of peer-reviewed science and cryptozoology, which is the search for, and study of, animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated.

The study solely focused on hair samples, and did not address the footprints, photographs, recorded sounds and other "evidence" purportedly linked to Bigfoot, the Yeti and similar supposedly human-like creatures.

"The whole thrust of the project and this paper is that the 'other evidence' may convince believers, but has not convinced anyone else," lead author Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford, told Discovery News. "It is evidence of a sort, but very poor."


Comment: Odd phrasing on Sykes's part, perhaps revealing his own bias. "Believers" are not convinced by evidence: they already believe. There is enough 'other evidence' to strongly suggest something weird surrounds the "Bigfoot" phenomenon. It doesn't take a believer to reach such a conclusion, just a rational, open mind.


A total of 57 hair samples obtained from museum and individual collections underwent examination, with 36 of the samples selected for genetic analysis based on their provenance or historic interest.

Comment: Good luck 'catching' a Bigfoot in the way you'd catch rare mammal. John Keel researched the subject extensively and concluded that Bigfoot encounters were more paranormal in nature than 'ordinary' sightings of rare Earth species.

UFO

Five alleged and startling government secrets and revelations about the UFO-psi connection

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Is there a connection between UFOs and the paranormal? John Keel thought so.
1. Secret PK studies of "unsuspecting amnesiac abductees"?


New England ufologist Raymond Fowler, in his book The Watchers (1990), described how back in 1968, he had learned about a joint Air Force and NASA study of PK (psychokinetic) subjects. An Air Force employee working with the project allegedly told one of these PK subjects that their good information was sent on to the CIA in Washington, D.C., and that the CIA suspected a connection between psychic phenomena and UFOs.

Back in the early 1980s, there was a person who had been deeply involved in parapsychology who suddenly retired from the field. While I cannot go into many details because of the sensitive nature of our conversation, I will state that this person, who was working on psychokinesis with other parapsychologists from coast to coast, learned from a member of the secret service "we've got a list of you people." "That's why I got out of active research," this researcher (who also studied UFOs) told me. I was told that Betty Hill was even present during one of this researcher's successful PK experiments. Fowler came to suspect that the CIA may have been using the Air Force/NASA psi project to locate "unsuspecting amnesiac abductees" for "special study."

2. Remote Viewers and UFOs

As we all know today, in 1995 it was big news when it was revealed by major media outlets like CNN and Newsweek that, over a two decade period, $20 million dollars had been invested in a joint project of the Defense Department and the CIA to employ and study sixteen "remote viewers." A decade earlier, in 1985, physicist Russell Targ and experimental psychologist Keith Harary revealed details of a "remote viewing" program at SRI (Stanford Research Institute) in their book The Mind Race. These authors described then how the government had been supporting a "multi-million-dollar program" at SRI International to experiment with "remote viewing" techniques, though the media hardly took much notice at that time.
Bizarro Earth

Mysterious rain of hay reported in Gloucestershire, Devon, Wiltshire, Mid Wales and Lancashire

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It's raining hay!
The hay-vens opened up over Gloucestershire last weekend as clumps of grass fell from the sky all over the county.

Bewildered people were left clutching at straws after the strange phenomenon over Cheltenham on Saturday when they saw it raining hay.

The weather forecast had predicted dry weather with clear blue skies on the day.

And yesterday the Met Office confirmed they had received reports from all over the country, including Devon, Wiltshire, Mid Wales and Lancashire.

Weather experts at the organisation told the Echo it was not "something you see everyday" but not unusual.

She added: "We had a couple of weeks of dry weather across much of the country and that has allowed the ground to dry and warm up, and this weather has been ideal for farmers to cut grass for hay.

"This grass has been lifted into the air by some means, possibly by convection, where the ground heats the air above it causing the air to rise and carrying the grass aloft, and it is then carried along by warm thermals.

"A thermal is a warm bubble or plume of cloud-free air that rises from the ground as the ground is heated and cools the higher it gets.

"Thermals are used by birds to climb with little effort and by glider pilots to gain extra lift during a flight.

"Because the air eventually cools the thermal will break down and the grass will fall from the sky."

Comment: History is full of reports of mysterious objects falling from the sky. The authorities are usually quick to find a mundane explanation for such events, although sometimes these explanations make little sense.
It's the old meme - nothing to see here folks, don't pay attention to all these unexplained events - 'we' are in control.

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Camera

The woman who photographs ghosts

Picture a photograph of a man with two faces - one grimacing in pain, one open-mouthed in ecstasy. They float in a field of darkness, lit red, connected only by a pale-pink thread of motion-blur. Is this an image of a man jerking his neck wildly, taken with a long exposure? Or is it the image of a physical medium, a person sensitive the invisible world of spirits, channeling an intelligence from beyond the grave?

The answer is yes - to both interpretations. And the photographer behind the enigma is an attractive, auburn haired New Yorker named Shannon Taggart. She's worked for glossy publications like Time, Discover and Newsweek - but for the last ten years, her passion has been photographing American and European Spiritualists, the strange remnants of the 19th century religious movement which brought the world dim-lit seance rooms, ghostly rappings and - most relevant to the present project - spirit photography.
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