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Mystery UFO symbols appearing on cattle crossing signs in New Mexico

Cattle Crossing Sign
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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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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Mysterious objects photographed over Otago Harbour, New Zealand

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UFO's over Dunedin
A Dunedin student received a "spooky'' surprise when he took a closer look at a pair of photos he took of the Otago Harbour.

Terence Huang (25), originally from China, and two friends took the photos from the jetty at Glenfalloch late on Monday.

Mr Huang said he sat his camera on a chair to steady the shot, but paid little attention to the sky while the camera snapped about 20 photos.

It was not until yesterday morning, when he uploaded the images to his laptop, that he spotted two mysterious objects in two of the shots.

"I had a brief look at the photos last night, but it was late and cold so we went home.''

Rebecca Peng, who was with Mr Huang, said she had taken photos at the same spot before, but had "never seen anything like that''.

Mr Huang was unsure whether the objects were UFOs, but the shapes looked very similar to what he thought a UFO would look like, he said.
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Mystery flashing lights spotted again in Southern California skies

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Flashing lights were visible in the skies above Southern California on June 25, 2014.
For the second straight Wednesday, mysterious flashing lights were spotted in the skies above Southern California, witnesses reported.

The strange pulsating lights could be seen from Orange County down to San Diego around 10:30 p.m., which was about the same time they were visible the previous week, witnesses told KTLA.

Eventually, the lights disappeared.
While the mystery hasn't been solved just yet, the lights may have been related to a training exercise at Camp Pendleton.

The Marine base was conducting a mortar fire training exercise between 7 a.m. and midnight on Wednesday, according to Camp Pendleton Sgt. Christopher Duncan.

The training exercise took place at the Whiskey and Zulu impact areas of Camp Pendleton, Duncan said.

It was not immediately clear whether base had been conducting a training exercise the previous week as well.

Comment: Interestingly enough, the Southern California lights resemble the Hessdalen Lights:



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Pilot and cosmonaut Pavel Popovich and UFOs

On September 30th 2009, General-Major of Aviation, Pilot-Cosmonaut Pavel Romanovich Popovich, the first Ukrainian cosmonaut in history, passed away. Always proud of his ethnicity, twice Hero of the Soviet Union award, he had many other awards and medals.

Pavel Popovich was greatly respected; a kind, nice and decent person, always ready to help others. His life was intertwined with the turbulent history of UFO research in the Soviet Union after 1978.

Popovich was born in Soviet Ukraine on October 5, 1929. A young engineer and amateur pilot, Popovich joined the Soviet Air Force; in 1960 he was enrolled in the first team of cosmonauts. Popovich was the Number "Four" Cosmonaut in the history of manned spaceflights. He underwent a full course of training for space flights on board "Vostok" spacecraft.

Pavel Popovich (as a boy) lived under the Nazi occupation for several years, and this fact could sink his chances to become a Soviet cosmonaut. The KGB took several months to study biographies of each of the future cosmonauts; someone must have had the courage to overlook that fact, and let him continue his training.
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What is that weird 'Gollum' monster photographed in the Chinese hills?

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A Chinese tourist has claimed to have encountered a human-like 'monster' in a valley in Huairou.
A Chinese tourist has taken what he says is a photo of a "monster" hiding in the valleys of Huairou, in the north of Beijing. The unnamed holidaymaker was camping with some friends in the hilly region, not far from the Great Wall of China, when he saw the "creature".

"I walked far away to have a pee, and suddenly saw a monster. I took a few pictures of it, but I am now terrified."

The image of the strange flesh-coloured creature nestled among the bamboo is certainly striking, and has a marked resemblance to the creature Gollum from the Lord of the Rings films. But one online commentator in China thought he had the solution to the "mystery".

"Over the weekend I and my friends went to the mountains to take a mini sci-fi film," he wrote.

"And when I was having a pee, a person popped up and took pictures of me and shot away."
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