Monday, January 31, 2005

Adams Time
I forgot to point out, how the wise and now old Skeptic Phillip Adams, saw himself, his powers. In this below article you see a mind that believes it can move all. In his cae "Old Man TIME". Now that's an ego.

"I can remember trying to stretch time by dwelling on its every detail, by focusing on its atomic structure and the uneventful. It didn't work."

"So I tried the opposite - to get more out of time by packing more into it."

Push Adam Push Hard

Centuries' Old UFO Coin Remains Mystery
An unidentified flying object on a 17th century French coin continues to mystify rare coin experts.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) January 28, 2005 -- After decades of seeking possible answers about a mysterious UFO-like design on a 17th century French copper coin, a prominent
numismatic expert says it remains just that: an unidentified flying object. After a half-century of research, the design has defied positive identification by the numismatic

"It was made in the 1680s in France and the design on one side certainly looks like it could be a flying saucer in the clouds over the countryside," said Kenneth E. Bressett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a former President of the 32,000-member American Numismatic Association and owner of the curious coin.

"Is it supposed to be a UFO of some sort, or a symbolic representation of the Biblical Ezekiel's wheel? After 50 years of searching, I've heard of only one other example of it, and nothing to explain the unusual design."

Bressett said the mysterious piece is not really a coin, but a "jeton," a coin-like educational tool that was commonly used to help people count money, or sometimes used as a money substitute for playing games. It is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar and similar to thousands of other jetons with different religious and educational designs that were produced and used in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.

"The design on this particular piece could be interpreted as showing either a UFO or Ezekiel's wheel, but little else. Some people think the Old Testament reference to Ezekiel's wheel may actually be a description of a long-ago UFO," he explained.

"The legend written in Latin around the rim is also mystifying. 'OPPORTUNUS ADEST' translates as 'It is here at an opportune time.' Is the object in the sky symbolic of needed rainfall, or a Biblical reference or visitors from beyond? We probably will never know for certain," said Bressett.

"It is part of the lure of numismatics that makes coin collecting so intriguing."

Puzzling "UFO coin" (front)Rare coin researchers still don't know if the object depicted on this 17th century French coin (jeton) is some kind of UFO or a representation of the Biblical Ezekiel's wheel.

Back side of "UFO coin"The "tail's side" of the mysterious UFO coin made in the 1680s in France depicts rain falling.Uploaded: Jan 27, 2005


Sunday, January 30, 2005

That Old Skeptic Phillip Adams
Has Death On His Mind, Again!

In today’s Australian (Magazine) the old die hard 100% skeptic Phillip Adams, has again returned to the theme of death. This must be his 30th report on the subject and they don't seem to help him, settle his skeptic NO GOD mind. It looks as if this man needs some faith, a GOD. But he struggles trying to justify his short time left. Yes it happens to all of us, yes folks we are all going to die... so to believe in GOD is a good bet... if your wrong than who cares, but if your right then YES!!!

Now when it comes to the skeptic big mouths the matter of death, even love, the end & God are so hard to remove. They wash with words and ideas “I’m not afraid”, but oh, yes they are. Try as they may it still gets back to the mind... so many days left so little time and thus we have a dilemma... for Adam he wants to cross over but the ego and the many years of living on bull shit trying to tell us & show us how strong and important he was, playing the Jokers Death Card, what fun it was - but now it's coming back to cause grief... I hope he has a long life or should I say a very very long death... enjoy what you have left Mr Skeptic, if you get your way that’s all you have left – NOTHING in the end!.

There’s so much to think about
Phillip Adams

"January 29, 2005LIFE is short. Life is also very long. While its passing leaves you breathless, times when you feel time as a G-force, in the same breath, in the same breathlessness, you can look back over its immensity, its panoramas, its event horizons.

As a kid, terrified by the brevity of life, at least when contrasted with the terrors of eternity, with the dread of non-existence, you yearned to be able to stop time. Or at least slow it down. But how to do that?

I’ve always resented sleep – to spend a third of one’s precious life unconscious,even if there were dreams to be had in the surreal cinema of the mind. Once, in a maths class, I calculated that the biblical allotment of “three score years and ten” amounted to not millions of hours but a miserable 613,200. To lose around 200,000 to sleep seemed intolerable. Hence my decision to become an insomniac.

For the truth is you can pack an awful lot into those 400,000 waking hours even if, despite your best efforts, you waste a great many of them.

I’ve only got five years left from the three-score-plus-ten. Which gives me an unspent balance of 1825 days before I go into overdraft. Or 2,628,000 minutes. Or 260 weeks."



The Southern Cross in the constellation Crux, is near the horizon to the left of Mauna Loa's summit.

Our Southern Cross and stars of the constellation Centaurus are seen above the outline of Mauna Loa (Long Mountain), planet Earth's largest volcano.

Astronomy Picture of the Day - 2005 January 29


Saturday, January 29, 2005

'Meteorite' arouses Cambodians' superstitions
Australian - ABC

A 4.5-kilogram suspected meteorite has landed in rice fields in north-western Cambodia, narrowly avoiding a nearby village.

"The rock fell on a harvested rice field from the sky on Monday morning," Sok Sareth, police chief of Banteay Meanchey province, said.

"According to the villagers who live nearby, it came very quickly from the sky and made a noise like a bomb exploding.

"It dug about 40 centimetres into the ground.

"The rock is a little bit black and was hot, and looks strange compared to other rocks... it was lucky that it did not land in the village or people could have been killed."

He says experts would examine the rock.

Pictures of the lump have been splashed across the front pages of local newspapers.

Sok Sareth says some villagers reportedly want to turn it into a shrine.

"Nobody has asked for it yet, but I have been told some villagers said that they want to put it on a shrine to pray to it, but we won't allow them to do that. It's useless," he said.

Cambodians, particularly in rural areas, are typically superstitious.


A physicist offers a new and controversial way
of understanding evolution.
By Scott D. O’Reilly

Dr. John Archibald Wheeler is professor emeritus of physics at both Princeton and the University of Texas. Now in his ninth decade, Wheeler is one of science’s grand elder statesmen. He is a link between scientific giants -- such as his colleagues Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr -- and a new generation of scientific whizzes whom he helped train, such as Cal Tech’s Kip Thorne. Dr. Wheeler has made impressive contributions to many fields, ranging from quantum mechanics (which deals with the infinitely small realm of subatomic particles) to cosmology (which deals with the unimaginably vast regions of outer space). Indeed, it is Wheeler who coined the term “black hole” to describe what happens when a star collapses upon itself, exerting such gravitational force that it distorts the fabric of space and time, causing time to slow down and preventing even light from escaping. But not even black holes seem strange and farfetched in comparison to Wheeler’s idea of genesis by observership.


I missed this, so thank you to the person who posted the info into the comment section.

"The problems [state conflict] have not gone away, new faces that's all, as I see it. The slogan [below & linked], on the open page of AUFORN is a lie a hoax.

"Representing UFO Organisations And Researchers Throughout Australia"

Who need them? They [AUFORN] can't get on with any group... there is some issue [with either] ... UFORQLD, UFORNSW, PRA or VUFORS... its a laugh!"

Yes, I agree it is a lot of rubbish. I wonder how we all voted to crown this mob rulers? Oh what an ego! Sad but true....


Thursday, January 27, 2005

Law Of Gravity Is The Same

Dr Raj Baldev, who is the author of "Two Big Bangs Created the Univrese" (Formed in Eternal Space) said, "The theory of Parent Universe" or "The Theory of Two Big Bangs" is based on this point. When we acknowledge the law of gravity as perfectly accurate, there is no reason of a single Universe.

"No single object or body in the Universe or space can stay alone unsupported without another body with specific mass to attract the other part.

"For example, even our Sun is not stationary; it orbits the Home Galaxy and takes 240 million years to complete its rotation. In short, within or outside the Universe or anywhere in the space, the law of gravity is the same.

Windsor Castle Hand

"My daughter Katie is a student at Boston University and is studying abroad in England this semester. On January 15th, she and her friends were touring Windsor Castle. You're not allowed to take photographs inside the palace which for college kids meant "please take as many photos as you like". Under stealth she took several photos including this one inside The Queen's Chapel. It shows a huge white billowy right hand coming into the frame from the top right. The scale compared to the people below is huge. You'll notice that it
also casts a shadow which is perspectively correct."

"She said there were no statues, paintings, or other kids in the frame; and definitely no"guards". She was trying to photograph the beautiful ceiling artwork at the time. She described it to me as an indication that she should not be taking the picture. I agree, but regardless, this is what was on the image. She didn't look at it until she got home and only then realized what had occurred. We immediately thought your listeners would be interested. Keep up the great work."


Dame it I keep thinking its Monday?

Its all these holidays and back to school reports.

My head is spinning.


Tuesday, January 25, 2005

WHAT IS A UFO "Malfunction Junction"?

Someone in the comment section wants to know the meaning of "Malfunction Junction" - Good question.

Well, let me give it a go... it is a bit of an in-house joke or code. From what I know, it has been around for many years late 1970s and was started by Mr Paul Norman of the Victorian UFO Research Society (VUFORS).

Paul an engineer by trade, would in his unusual way, place the phrase into his magazine articles and later his "On The UFO Trail", Paul would slot the phrase in when ever a UFO case/story had gone belly up or wrong.

At first it was used to describe the operations of the older Sydney UFO group, UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC), who for many reasons wanting to control & centralise all ufo groups and research in Sydney. This battle has raged for years, and as time wore on the original group folded, Paul then shifted the phrase over to target people like Bill Chalker and Keith Basterfield as they locked into some new pact, under the individual research banner. The phrase does not apply to the current Sydney Group UFORNSW, this group works on an even well managed keel, but the focus still remains on Bill Chalker et al.

The best way to describe the phrase is to take the words in their literal sense. Paul would say, what ever went into the "Sydney Junction" came out damaged or from the dictionary:

You can see an example of this bid to control, in the records of the National Australian Archives (NAA). In an application by the then UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC), Harry O'Brian (the secretary) tried to register the name of the all state groups UFO magazine "Australian Flying Saucer Review" as a UFOIC property item, by using The Australian Copyright Act:


AUTHOR UFO Investigation Centre : ADDRESS Glebe : TITLE OF WORK Australian Flying Saucer Review - Number 8 : TYPE OF WORK Literary : APPLICANT UFO Investigation Centre : DATE OF APPLICATION 18 Nov 1966 : DATE COPYRIGHT REGISTERED 23 Aug 1967 :

Series number A1336 - Control symbol 68837 - Contents date range 1966 - 1967 - Barcode no 4999213

And Again they had another go:

AUTHOR Harry O'Brien : ADDRESS Glebe : TITLE OF WORK Number Nine. "Australian Flying Saucer Review" : TYPE OF WORK Literary : APPLICANT The U.F.O Investigation Centre of N.S.W : DATE OF APPLICATION 24 Aug 1967 : DATE COPYRIGHT REGISTERED 4 Oct 1967 : WORK ENCLOSED? Yes

Series number A1336 - Control symbol 69120 - Contents date range 1967 - 1967 - Canberra Barcode no 4999558


And This One


When word got back to the other groups the underhand trick was stopped, the whole effort was illegal, and came to nothing. But it cemented the bad blood in the minds of older Australian Ufologist especially in Victoria (VUFORS & PRA) for ever.




What happened to the underhand back stabber Harry O'Brian - he grew old and died and the group, well it now resided in the hands of one Mr Bill Chalker:

UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC) - PO Box W42, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125 - Bill Chalker (02 9484 4680) - bill_c@bigpond.com

MALFUNCTION JUNCTION does it still exist today - well yes, the want to control groups, information and ufology in general has just passed into more hands with new words and new tricks. This new batch of egos don't like to admit it, but the need for greed is alive and well, it can be heard from big mouths who demand other peoples information - just listen... there in the distance "AUFO... Bi..".


Monday, January 24, 2005

Desperately hoping to catch a Tasmanian Tiger
John Flinn
San Francisco Chronicle - Sunday, January 23, 2005

"Like so many of the wonderfully strange beasts in Australia, the Tasmanian tiger looked like it was cobbled together from spare parts. Its rear half resembled a tiger -- well, sort of -- with black stripes and a long tail. Its front half could be mistaken for a wolf. And it had a pouch, like a kangaroo.?

The Last Tiger

"What are they going to do?" said Nick Mooney, a wildlife biologist with the state of Tasmania. "Spend $80 million cloning a thylacine and then turn it loose in the wild?"

For two decades it's been part of Mooney's job to hunt for the Tasmanian tiger. He's laid out wet sand in likely habitats to try to capture footprints, set photographic trip-lines, questioned ranchers and hunters, and examined more scat than he cares to think about. And he frequently crosses paths with amateur thylacine hunters who've devoted their life to the cause.

"People bankrupt themselves and ruin relationships over this," he told me. "I don't know of any suicides, but I know of a number of people who've flipped. It's an obsession for some people."
Mooney said he's seen "a lot of so-called evidence, but nothing convincing. It's always possible the thylacine's still out there, but I'd say it's highly unlikely."


Questioning life after death
Doctor conducts studies on near death experiences
Gabriel Monte - Staff Writer -January 21, 2005

There is more to death than meets the eye.

Consciousness may be more than just a product of brain activity, according to Dr. Jan Holden, a professor in NT's department of Counseling Development and Higher Education. Holden is involved with a study on near death experiences at the University of Virginia, which started last March. The research is actually part of a bigger study funded by Bial, a European pharmaceutical company.

"About a half dozen people a year who go through that procedure report having an out-of-body experience," she said.

"Changes in values and attitudes and the most uniform change that is virtually unanimous among near death experiencers is the complete loss of fear of death. NDEers say that there is no such thing as death of consciousness." she said.

"People who come out of it ... realizing that the separation between people is artificial that, really, we all are connected, that when we do something to another person that we really do it to ourselves," Holden said.


How common are NDEs?

"Near-death experiences have occurred for thousands of years. Today's major studies have indicated that of people who come close to death 35-40% may later report an NDE. No one knows whether the other 60-65% do not have an NDE, have one but do not remember, or choose not to discuss it. According to a Gallup study in 1982 and its subsequent update, in the USA alone between eight and thirteen million adults have had an NDE; no estimate exists of the number of experiences among children."



Sunday, January 23, 2005


One of AUFORN bright spark members, or all four of them, has come up with a new concept for tracking people on the net. Yes folks this "Einstein Think Tank" has found, by looking at message post dates/time groups they can tell who in fact posted the message... bright hey!

"RoadRunner!! were you John and Paul sitting rather close last night, maybe sharing the same keyboard??"

"Paul you "freeloading Blogologist" you posted new information to your site around 12.10 am - and RoadRunner you posted at 12.29 am and John you darling you posted to UFO updates at 12.39 am.??"

"Readers do we see some kind of posting pattern here.?"

"Come on guy -s who's playing with whos bags here ??"

But there’s more, I decided to put the theory to a test, using the AUFORN research manual and the Texas-Di-Harrison-TA83+ calculator and lots of George Simpson box camera nouce this is what I discovered.

So like the smart AUFORN member I too went to UFOupdates to test the theory, and with little effort, good golly I found this mysterious connection:

From: Richard Hall
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 23:38:21 +0000 <--------------- Time/Date (A) Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:59:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Nuclear Reactors & UFOs? - Hall

From: Diane Harrison
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 23:48:19 +1000 <--------------- Time/Date (B) Fwd Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:21:40 -0500
Subject: Disclosure Australia Newsletter #20

So by using the AUFORN method, what we can now deduce to be fact is this - "that Richard Hall is in Fact Di Harrison dressed up in drag or visa versa".

Oh Dear, what a load of BS. I had to come back on to put this up, but God help us all and all who fly under the AUFORN flag.

AUFORN Researcher At Work


I have another lead sent to me by some of my Sydney spies, to look into, so I went over to look see, and this is from the AUFORN "UFOlogist Magazine" home page:

"UFO Research New South Wales Used 'The Australasian Ufologist Magazine' as their club magazine for three years. From Volume 3 No 2 to Volume 6 No 5."


And then UFORNSW left after 3 years... Why? Not that I am a cynical type of bloke (well a little bit then) but its on their front page. And we were all told everything was going so well. Was I or we being fed BS about - "hand in hand life", "state unity" and that great love "sharing is caring"?
Was it because the AUFORN or the powers to be had:

Interesting web page comment, don't you think so. Let me know what you think in the comment section - Good or Bad & Any anti Paul De Blog thingos!

Iron Meteorite on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found an iron meteorite on Mars, the first meteorite of any type ever identified on another planet. The pitted, basketball-size object is mostly made of iron and nickel. Readings from spectrometers on the rover determined that composition. Opportunity used its panoramic camera to take the images used in this approximately true-color composite on the rover's 339th martian day, or sol (Jan. 6, 2005).

10 Things We Learned About Blogs
Time Magazine - Posted Sunday, December 19, 2004


Saturday, January 22, 2005

The First International
Cryptozoology Art Symposium and Exhibition

On October 28, 29, and 30, 2005, the Bates College Museum of Art, Maine College of Art, and the International Cryptozoology Museum will host an international symposium, and launch
a combined exhibition, tentatively entitled "Cryptozoology and Art" at Bates College.

Bates College, widely regarded as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, is dedicated to the principle of active engagement. Bates was founded in 1855 by Maine

Loren Coleman, Director
International Cryptozoology Museum

This is a great idea. Very much like UFORNSW wonderful project, The Extra Dimension exhibition, which was held from late October 2001 until January 2002, at the Liverpool Regional Museum.


Just Letting You Know
An AUFORN Guide To The Universe

Thanks to somone on the forum, I have this strange snip. I did not see this post when it came out, but your right it is a doozey. As pointed out it is or was a 6 month advance request for....?

From: Robert Frola
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 07:26:55 +1000
Fwd Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:03:43 -0500
Subject: Just Letting You Know

"Just letting you know on the 1st March Diane Harrison & I will be leaving Australia for a 9 week holiday from 1st March to 3rd May"

"We have no set itinerary - we are free agents, just looking forward to a break. If anyone would like Diane and I to drop in for a visit just let us know your location we will be more than happy to do so if possible." http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2004/nov/m21-002.shtml

Well we get on average 20 to 50 hits/views a day on this page so, at least we are doing them some good... aren't I?


Friday, January 21, 2005

Doh It Don't Work - Diane Harrison

I followed the instructions, but it looks as if the whole Disclosure thingo is dead? As VUFORS hot shot Paul Norman would say "Its a God Damn Malfunction Junction".

Issue 20 of the Disclosure Australia project Newsletter has just been uploaded to our web site at:
This issue concentrates on the role of the CSIRO in the Australian UFO mystery between 1952 and 1972.

Oh and by the way, what ever happened to Issue #19? All so wacky and lots of fun.

Oh well, I have been told that the site has been down for months... may be next time - Diane.

Pay Up Or Miss Out: US Drugs Giant
By David Wroe - Canberra - November 18, 2004

"The world's biggest pharmaceutical company has warned Australia that it could miss out on new high-tech drugs unless it starts paying higher prices.

The head of New York-based firm Pfizer said countries such as Australia that regulate to keep drug prices down are enjoying a free ride at America's expense.

Pfizer, which makes annual profits above $15 billion,..."

Up Your Pfizer


Thursday, January 20, 2005

Big Cat Search Gets Under Way
Warrnambool Standard - Victoria January 18, 2005

A SEARCH for big cats and thylacines in the Otways is under way using new technology from the US.

Independent researcher Michael Moss, of Richmond, is using what is known as a "deer-cam" to try and get proof that Tasmanian tigers and panthers call the large national park home.

Mr Moss said the camera was triggered by body heat and had been set up in the Birregurra area for about six weeks.

So far the only pictures taken have been of fallow deer and wallabies, but he remained confident. "Last year around March in the Otways I was contacted by a farming couple who had sightings in their area of a black panther," Mr Moss said.

It was not the first time a big cat had been seen in that region in early autumn so Mr Moss planned to relocate the camera near the farm, having failed to catch the creature with a trap last year.

"I'm quietly confident Ð there's no reason why it won't come into the area again," he said.

There are also plans to use the heat-triggered camera in the Simpson-Kennedys Creek area soon to follow up on thylacine sightings. "Because I've only got one camera, a lot of people think I'm looking for a needle in a haystack," Mr Moss said.

"These creatures are definitely here."



Wednesday, January 19, 2005


"THE European aviation industry staked its future on the world’s largest passenger plane yesterday as Airbus unveiled its 555-seat A380 superjumbo."

"Airbus claimed the A380 would be as economical as a diesel family car - consuming fewer than three litres of fuel per passenger per 100km."

"The A380 will also be able to fly 9,000 miles - five per cent further than a 747 - and a stretched version is planned that could carry 800 people."

REF: Airbus: master of the sky, or white elephant?

Welfare Push On Jobless
Melbourne Herald Sun - Fleur Anderson - 19 Jan 2005

I love politics as its a very Fort process. Take this gem in today's local rag:

"LONG-term unemployed people and stay-at-home mums are the targets of Coalition MPs pushing Prime Minister John Howard to deliver tax cuts.

Australia's 530,000 unemployed would be weaned off welfare by replacing the dole with food stamps and utility credits that could not be spent on gambling, alcohol and cigarettes under a plan to be unveiled this weekend.

Liberal MP and member for the Gold Coast Steve Ciobo will push the plan at a Young Liberal and National Convention in Hobart on Sunday."

WHAT! - "spent on gambling, alcohol and cigarettes"

That's right the nut thinks that $30/day before tax = luxury.

This would be a better idea Mr Ciobo, you can have these for your new world plans.

Oh dear... I could go on with all this crap and sound just as dumb as our polly, can you see him agreeing with these close too Liberal items... would you do it?

Gold Coast Steve Ciobo
Your our DICK HEAD of the Week!


Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Maslin Beach Hoax
UFOlogist Magazine Vol8 No3 2004

The 1993 Maslin Beach, South Australia UFO photographs are a very poor Hoax. They have been investigated by a number of researchers down this way, who went over to SA. In one shot the string that holds the small object below the larger object is visible.

A Editor from one of our big women’s magazines was asked to purchase the images, he took the negatives for a look see, and then sent them down to Victoria for analysis (VUFORS & PRA).

The conclusion - there were 17 other tell tail errors with the images and the story!

Why would anyone have these images on the front of their magazine?

Simply mad!

Kaufman County, Texas Brilliant Object Caught On Film
Date: January 6, 2005 Time: Approximately 6:30 p.m.

VIDEO:--- http://www.hbccufo.org/videos/GlowingCraftClip.wmv
PAGE:---- http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2272

HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada

Merlin a high-tech way to forecast the future

"MERLIN is a computer-based forecasting technology that combines equations derived from planetary time cycles with past historical data and blends that information into a chronograph® or Timetrak® that plots the chronology of future events. It was created by Boston-based futurist Paul Guercio and physicist Dr. George Hart excimer laser co-inventor and currently a BMDO contractor performing work related to GPS test target characterization of the TMD-GBR radar and interceptor laser radar technology development."


"Prediction for 2005: At the end of 2005, something profound will happen. They're not sure what, exactly, but it could be an asteroid strike or a massive UFO invasion."



Monday, January 17, 2005

Life After Death
Sunday Mail Queensland
16th Jan 2005

This Extract:

SITTING alone with the body of her mother who had just died, Olivia Newton-John felt "an incredible presence" in the room.

"It was an energy I'd never felt before," the singer says.

Then, recalling a conversation the pair had some time earlier, she asked her mum to send a signal that she was OK wherever she now was.

"Make the candles move, or flicker, or something," Newton-John urged. Some small candles in the room moved a little, enough to reassure her.

But then she was called to the living room where family and friends were gathered.

"You'll never believe what happened," they said. A candle in that room had just exploded with a fizzing sound right under the picture of Newton-John's mother.

The incident is among a collection of stories of the supernatural in a new book - "The Dying Experience and Learning How To Live" By Author Mike.


You have probably been following the dustup on UfoUpdates, between two icons of Ufology, Stanton Friedman and Dick Hall., over nothing important it’s more to do with style and approach.

From my small window, Stanton wins hands down. Dick Hall, for all his weight in gold is not that precious. Sure the man has been around for many years, but his work, can I say this, very limited. His book, looks great, feels great, but it’s really just a well ordered list of facts - no meat.

Stanton closed this dustup with this apology.

You have to go back to the start to get the full reasons for the rift.

The best part and the one that I agree with, was this exchange from Stanton to Dick.

“Do you mean we shouldn't complain about your ignorance based on
no knowledge? We should just accept your pronouncements and
ignore the evidence?”


That’s our Dick, lots of puff!

Header: Re: Leir's 'Alien Debris' – Friedman
See - Friedman List:
See - Halls List:


Saturday, January 15, 2005

Hitachi To Unveil 500-gig Hard Drive

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Hitachi Ltd. says it is seeking to push the limits of data storage with smaller stamp-sized disks for handheld gadgets and vastly higher-capacity drives that can store up to 100 films.

Fortean Times UnConvention

While I was in the UK, I had the luck of being able to attend the Fortean Times Unconventio 2004. That was a treat for me, being a FORT fan. However, after the two day conference I came away being rather blue. With all the wonderful things that go on in this world the selection of speakers and topics was appalling.

Ten minutes with that super dill Mr Andy Roberts, was long enough for me and I discovered that a quick exit for a drink was always a good move. The sad part to all this was the speakers in someway produced such a bad program, the public looked low on numbers as well, I can understand why. Even with the dull program, I was surprise that very few attended, as I know many people do follow FORT, it seems to me as if Fortean Times is not vert FORT like, more a club of skeptics.

Saturday 30th October & Sunday 31st October - 2004
At Friends House, 173/177 Euston Road
Opposite Euston Tube/Train Station. The British Library is just up the road.

* Jon Downes - The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
* Paul Devereux - Culture Shocks
* Gary Lachman - Mussolini's Mystic
* Ken Campbell - Live on stage
* Peter Brookesmith - My Family and Other Ghosts
* Ian Simmons - Skinwalker Ranch
* Marina Warner - Ectoplasm
* Gail-Nina Anderson - Sirens and Harpies
* Peter Lamont - The Indian Rope Trick
* Richard Freeman -Sumatra 2004
* Jan Bondeson - Kaspar Hauser
* Alan Alford - The Singing Pyramid
* Andy Roberts - Space Babies
* Lloyd Pye - Starchild Skull Update
* Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe - The Knights Templar

Bad show guys... change your direction your on a looser with that format.

UC Berkeley

The full vertical range of the screen represents 0.0005 mm/s of ground motion.
CLICK - http://memento.ieor.berkeley.edu/seismo.html?

COOL SITE - You may need to refresh it a few times to get it to work.

WE surge around the planet obsessed with our own activity and rarely pausing to think of how the planet itself is pulsing with its own forces.

"Mori displays streaming seismographic data measured continuously from a site near the Hayward Fault above University of California at Berkeley. The earthquake detector is a Streckeisen STS-1 seismometer that measures vertical ground velocity. Data is collected by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and relayed to a server in the Alpha Lab. Your display is delayed 30 seconds due to frame buffering at the detector."



Thursday, January 13, 2005

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PART 3 & 4 - Reflections on Gravity
Dr Martin Gottschall PhD © 2004

"Dr Martin Gottschall will explore the nature of gravity and its possible applications in the field of UFOlogy."




Wednesday, January 12, 2005

About The Blog!

"The blogs themselves are a mixed bag, some offering sober commentary, others spouting theories that would be right at home at a UFO conspiracy fest."

Bloggers magnify the early Oscar hype
Sunday, January 9, 2005

By Jim Wilson

"In its latest report, titled "The Roswell Report: Case Closed," the Air Force sticks by its 1994 claim that the Roswell debris was nothing more than the remains of a Mogul balloon."

"As far as further debunking the Roswell episode, McAndrew was less successful. The questions he left unanswered, especially about the role of the Phillips Laboratory, AEC and CIA, make it hard for even a UFO skeptic to accept the report's conclusion that the Roswell episode should be stamped "Case Closed.""

The USAF report left out one small fact... Roswell was in 1947, all the "Crash Dummies" were in the 50's... "What!" - you say - "The dates are wrong...?"- Well yes thats right, but they went on to write this report even when the dates did not match up.

Great research chaps - NOT!

So who are the "Dummies" now.

Page 1:http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/1282461.html
Page 2:http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/1282461.html?page=2&c=y

By Jim Wilson

The Central Intelligence Agency says it has finally come clean about UFOs. To absolutely no one's surprise, it knew more than it ever let on.

"Over half of all UFO reports from the late 1950s through the 1960s were accounted for by manned reconnaissance flights," says Gerald K. Haines, a historian for the National Reconnaissance Office who studied secret CIA UFO files for an internal CIA study that examined the spy agency's involvement in UFOs through the 1990s.

"POPULAR MECHANICS has learned from nonclassified sources that the United States had a serious reason for wanting the public to keep believing that the strange lights in the sky were of unearthly origin."



Tuesday, January 11, 2005

What The Hell Was That?

"On this afternoon (Thursday, June 3, 2004) I looked up into our unusually sunny Oregon skies and found there to be an odd object moving and darting and also stopping a few times. I had a disposable camera sitting around with a few pictures left on the reel, was able to grab it and took 4 shots." - Tomas D. Wilsonville, Oregon - USA

Copyright © 2005 Premiere Radio Networks


And did you know that the Australian Government fudge the facts so the unemployment data goes down.. "How!" you ask… well this is how they do it.

A Employed Persons

Persons aged 15 years and over who, during the reference week:

God bless their small hearts - What a bunch of deceivers.

REF: Australian Bureau of Statistics - An agency of the Australian Government - Glossary - Centrelink



This Government of ours, Mr Howard et al… has a lot to answer for, in today Age newspaper there were three big stories on the Unemployed, and what we get them to do for their $30/day is unbelievable.

Take this:

“Record numbers of young Victorians have started work-for-the-dole projects.Federal Workplace Participation Minister Peter Dutton said yesterday 9610 Victorians had begun projects this financial year, up nearly 2000 on last financial year.Australia-wide, numbers are up 13 per cent, to 40,167. About 85,000 people are expected to participate this financial year, compared with more than 74,000 last year.”


And this extract from Simon Castles article “How not to get people into jobs” – Age 11 Jan 2005.

“Work for the dole is a flawed and cynical program. A piece of populism masked as policy. A cruel hoax played on unemployed youth by a comfortable generation of politicians more concerned with winning the support of taxpayers than with doing anything to help the jobless. It is an odious exercise in creating scapegoats. A program designed purely to appeal to us, the employed, which fails even in its limited aims to help those without work. I could go on.”

“Sure, occasionally the Government will make a big song and dance about some work-for-the-dole project that could at least loosely be described as interesting and challenging. Call it the anomaly that heads the media release. But to read down the list of work-for-the-dole projects on the Government's website is indicative, and almost funny if it wasn't so distressing. Certain words and phrases keep jumping out: gardening, revegetation projects, weed eradication, grounds maintenance, improving the environment. Who would have thought there were so many ways to describe weeding?”



Monday, January 10, 2005

PRA Takes 6th Place

I did notice on UfoUpdates that Phenomena Research Australia’s (PRA) Director John Auchettl took 6th place in all “UFO UpDates Archive Top 20 Reads 2004". When you think about it this is quite a feat, obviously people found the post as a winner - 2590 hits.

It's right up there with the world best and a miles better than some of our big mouth egos in dear old Oz – Australian (Victoria) made - Well done PRA!

Top Marks =

UFO UpDates Archive Top 20 Reads 2004

1 Bob Lazar - True or False? Glenn Campbell - [25249]
2 Of Flying Wings & Hover Cars ebk - [6547]
3 Mantell Refereed Paper Kevin Randle - [3580]
4 The March Mexico UFOs Footage ebk - [3377]
5 NASA - Response To FOXTV's 'Moon Conspiracy' ebk - [2913] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2001/feb/m16-007.shtml
6 Re: Postmodernism John Auchettl - [2590] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2003/mar/m07-008.shtml
7 Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape Phillip Mantle - [2588]
8 Jaime Maussan Royce J. Myers III - [2405]
9 Mexican UFO Video Tape Graham William Birdsall - [2371] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/oct/m26-029.shtml
10 Of Sociopaths & Conspiracy Alfred Lehmberg - [2318] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2001/feb/m07-003.shtml
11 Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape Graham William Birdsall - [2315] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/oct/m31-004.shtml
12 The Real Story Of 'The Mothman Prophecies' ebk - [2295] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2001/dec/m07-011.shtml
13 Lennon's UFO Experience Stig Agermose - [2240]
15 Weekly Filer's Files - #10-2002 George A. Filer - [2218] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2002/mar/m06-023.shtml
15 Mexican Airplane/UFO Collision Case False Captain Alejandro Franz - [2218] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2004/jan/m23-004.shtml
16 Mexico UFO Video - 284kb file - UK.UFO.NW Crow & Raine - [2174] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/oct/m30-010.shtml
17 Re: Alien Rapture: TR-3B Flying Triangle Revealed Henny van der Pluijm - [2067] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1999/mar/m12-007.shtml
18 Police Officer Attacked By Flying Humanoid John Velez - [1894] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2004/jan/m21-005.shtml
19 Re: Dorothy Kilgallen Autopsy ebk - [1865]
20 UFOs Or Simply Oil Well Flames? Capt. Alejandro Franz - [1848] http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2004/may/m27-011.shtml

"This list compiled from stats generated by Analog 5.22 websitelog analyser - the [numbers] represent the number of reads."

"Other Interesting 'Hits' At The Virtually Strange Network's Sitein 2004."

Various Government Departments World-Wide:
6352: gsi.gov.uk
3743: nasa.gov
3125: usda.gov
2325: alabama.gov
2015: welsh-ofce.gov.uk
1393: dfait-maeci.gc.ca
1279: va.gov
1122: croydon.gov.uk
1098: nsw.gov.au <----- Oz
1068: fnal.gov
942: uspto.gov
772: lanl.gov
707: gouv.fr
703: hants.gov.uk
694: ca.gov
660: dfo-mpo.gc.ca
616: defence.gov.au <----- Oz

Various U.S. Military Branches:
5264: 0.05%: navy.mil
5039: 0.04%: af.mil
4056: 0.04%: nipr.mil
3526: 0.04%: army.mil
881: 0.01%: disa.mil
817: 0.01%: usmc.mi
l 672: 0.01%: uscg.mil
196: : nga.mil
162: : stratcom.mil
120: : dtra.mil
117: : dla.mil
117: : cifa.mil
92: : osd.mil
91: : pentagon.mil
71: : soc.mil

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 12:56:31 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 12:56:31 -0500 Subject: UFO UpDates Archive Top 20 Reads 2004

Something New In Our Sky!


Sunday, January 09, 2005

The Devil's In The Details?

Just in case you missed this item, Rich Reynolds wrote this post for UFO UpDates 8th Jan 2005. Have a read. I thought it was very insightful.

Don’t take offence to the link between age and need to reminisce, we all do that, and as we get older we do it more and more, so in many ways it is a truth… the important fact or should I say observation is some researchers have their head buried so hard or back in the past that they forget to look at whats new, or on now – today!

In an odd way that is why the Australian Disclosure Project in all its glory will with time failure - as it offer nothing other than a collection of old documents.

I have no problem with the collection of files but if you think you’re going to solve the disclosure problem then your nuts.

Nevertheless, these documents have been searched with a fine tooth comb in the past and nothing new was found.

But read Rich Reynolds comments.

The Devil's In The Details?
"The older UFO-study guys have a penchant for the historical UFO events. Why? Because when death is at the door, humans go back through their lives and experiences rather than set a path to the future, which for them is not going to happen.

(I won't name those here at UFO Updates who are ensconced in the past for the above reason but we all know who they are.)

But there are a few (Brad Sparks for instance) who see the value of exhuming past UFO events for study. And there may be some good reason to do that, but with caveats.
When several here got long-winded about the radar episode(s) in the 1952 Washington D.C. sightings, they were remiss in their rehashing.

It seems to me that one should look at the common factors in sightings, or radar episodes, anecdotes, et cetera.
Separate out those things, as best as one can, which are mundane, and accumulate those things which are similar in each episode.

The common threads may reveal something unique to UFOs.

Unless one has an epiphany (such as Euclid had or Newton), or if one is not a genius (such as Einstein, Jung, Bohrs), then one is relegated to the grunt work of gathering identical or nearly identical elements in sightings (past, present, and future) which might give a clue as to what UFOs are, or are not.

The books and studies so far are like those Washington, D.C.ruminations here: fraught with everything but the kitchen sink.

No one wants to take the "scientific" or quasi-scientific stepor discipline to ferret out that which could be meaningful. It's easier to include everything, which is what the great unwashed do when they make a stew or slumgullion.

Databasing the common elements in UFO events might elicit something(s) which could (or should) lead us all to insights which might be more productive than the skeptical stances by some oldsters here or the rampaging zeal of the younger set who pile everything up in a heap, from which a sensible scrutiny is nearly impossible."

From: Rich Reynolds
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 12:48:12 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 08:34:55 -0500
Subject: The Devil's In The Details? - Reynolds

Conspiracy Theorists Come Out
By Neil Western in Hong Kong
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Jan 5, 2005

"JUST 11 days after Asia's tsunami catastrophe, conspiracy theorists are out in force, accusing governments of a cover-up, blaming the military for testing top-secret eco-weapons or aliens trying to correct the Earth's "wobbly" rotation."

"More outlandish theories include one that aliens caused the earthquake to try and correct the "wobbly rotation of the Earth"."

"Scientists give such theories short shrift."

REF: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11866890%5E1702,00.html


No wonder the Press are regarded as fools these days, with articles about ‘Conspiracy theorists come out’ what can we say. The facts are its more like a beat up by the press that starts this rubbish.

I read quite a bit of UFO literature and hell I don’t see these stories or claims about aliens. The reality, well like all groups of believers in anything, you get your nuts, I mean anything! So because a few nuts think this way how or why do we all get tared with the same brush?

Oh… a word on conspiracies they do happen folks, the word is in the dictionary for a good reason and in fact you can be charged in a court of law for the act… so to degrade or tar that word makes me wonder if there is something else on dick head reporter Neil Western mind – may be space & water?

Neil Western you’re a DOPE!

"This blows my mind"

To start with I want you to have a look at this site.

It is absolutely fascinating and I think you will also find it most helpful.



Saturday, January 08, 2005

Well I’m back!

Yes, dear friends and weary world wide web searchers tis I the bad man nay evil scribe and critic to the world of the Phenomena and Skeptics, or as I like to see it the rich play ground of the ego!

It’s hard to believe that 3 months has flown, but alas it has and now that I am back I guess I need to find more things in Ufology & Skeptics to poke. Give me time… mind you I do have a nice list of things that have come my way over the months.

I did get to visit London on my travels, I was there when Dr John Mack was killed… that was a shock. I was going to go to his London Service, but just could not get out. It all seems so sad, simply because he was killed by a DRUNK! Work that one out.

But so be it, let the fun begin.

The Late Dr John Mack