Tuesday, 30 September 2008

I Hope Blossom Proves Me Wrong!!

I've been aware of this channelling prediction for quite a while now but to be honest once I drew the parallels between, “The Federation Of Light” and “Vrillons” pirate radio broadcast from the 1970's then I've hesitated in posting anything about it, mainly as it wouldn't have been complimentary. But as the countdown is most definitely on with the predicted event to occur in a fortnight and especially as it's received quite a bit of mainstream coverage then I thought I'd at least mention it.

The most recent message states that:

There shall be many who deny.

There shall be many who dismiss.

There shall be those who KNOW of this TRUTH.

Which ever you may be … let this be understood.


Unfortunately I'm not one of those that, “Knows the truth” so rather than post reams of reasons why I'm not, and as I'm not going to offer any disparaging comments as to this imminent celestial unveiling then I'll simply say that I undoubtedly and 100% hope I'm wrong about Blossom Goodchild (Australian actress, author and direct-voice medium) and Mike Quinsey, (well-known United States-based medium) and of course their outlandish predictions.

But while we're on this subject then what I will add (and in my humble opinion) I think ALL (yes, that's every single one of them WITHOUT exception) mediums are charlatans and that's certainly the nicest way I can think of phrasing it…...

ET is coming on vacation

September 28 2008 at 03:07PM
By Eleanor Momberg

Reminiscent of a bad script from a science-fiction movie, Earthlings are being warned in a bombardment of Internet postings that the aliens are coming. And, their date of arrival is October 14. While sceptics are brushing off the messages as something that will give ufology a bad name, others are saying the messages received by two mediums on opposite ends of the globe are real.

The mediums, Blossom Goodchild, an Australian actress, author and direct-voice medium, and Mike Quinsey, a well-known United States-based medium, say they have been contacted by the galactic Federation of Light who have made it known that they will park their massive space ship over Alabama " in the south of your hemisphere " on October 14, and will remain there for three days. The visitation to humans has been brought forward from the initially planned End of Days in 2012 because of the damage being caused to the planet by man and the fact that "dark forces" remain in charge.

The most recent message was channelled to Mike Quinsey this week from SaLuSa of Sirius on behalf of the federation, which warned that it would not be long before people would get a clear indication of where humanity was going.

"There are events that are approaching manifestation that will be the precursor of greater happenings... You are being helped to break away from the iron grip of the dark forces, and this is vital if you are to tread a different path that shall allow you full expression in the Light," part of the message said.

SaLuSa continued that soon there would be "irrefutable proof" that we are not alone in this universe and that extraterrestrial craft were no strangers to the planet. "What will be different is that the event of October 14 will happen in such a way that it will be undeniable and will open the door to first contact," the being apparently told Quinsey, who was also informed that without the help of extraterrestrials, man would have been unable to progress as far.

But the initial announcement that the federation was en route was made by Goodchild, who recently published a book documenting the messages channelled to her by these cosmic beings. She said that in her most recent contacts the beings informed her that they come to "help us and our planet move to a new higher vibration of love".

In their message to the "leaders, governors, politicians and all people of Earth", the federation stated that they would be attacked by those who would try to deny their existence. They were not coming to take over the world or destroy it, but to give people hope so that they would see the Light. Their presence would be televised, but there would be no direct human contact.

The aliens claimed that man had been prepared for their arrival - through the movies.

One blogger questioned whether the Federation of Light was the alien force that Captain Kirk and Mr Spock had to deal with in at least three of the original Star Trek episodes. Others debated whether this was not part of Nasa's Blue Beam Project, part of which apparently involved a gigantic "space show" consisting of three-dimensional optical holograms sounding the new "god's" voice to mark the start of a new world order.

Yet others debated whether these messages were reminiscent of doomsday cults such as Jim Jones's People's Temple and the Heaven's Gate in which followers committed mass suicide. The 38 Heaven's Gate followers believed souls would board a space ship hiding in the Hale-Bopp comet in 1997. In additional communications posted on Goodchild's website, the aliens tell her they are coming to collect those humans who have seen the Light, which some said might explain alien abductions.

Cristo Louw, the founder of South Africa 's UFO Resource, said he believed anything was possible and that "vibrations have been happening throughout the history of humankind". While he would not bet money on the aliens arriving on October 14, he did believe it " might be a good thing to get people to focus on something more positive ".

"If it happens, it is not unexpected. It is not going to change the fact that these beings are real…..Most people are in survival-mode thinking, so they have not had a chance to think about the deeper questions in life. This might be their chance."

Man, he said, was ready for this visit.


Monday, 29 September 2008

Irish UFO Conference Footage – 3 Credible Witnesses

We're not alone - politician and pilot spot UFO

By Anita Guidera
Monday September 29 2008

THE truth is out there and if a senior garda, a Fianna Fail politician and a pilot are to be believed, aliens are keeping a close eye on us from above. Dramatic eye-witness testimony was heard at a conference over the weekend which, delegates were told, provided "definitive " proof of recent UFO activity in the skies around north Dublin and Meath.

Footage, filmed on a camera phone at 10.35pm on August 3 near Dunboyne was also played and replayed to over 70 delegates who attended the fifth Irish International UFO conference in Carrick-on-Shannon. The triangular shaped image, with lights at each point, which appeared to send a red laser-type light towards earth, drew gasps of amazement from the 70 or so delegates who attended the world premiere of the footage.

A senior garda officer who was driving when he noticed the unusual light formation in the sky stopped to film it. "There is no footage like this in the world. It is the most amazing and spectacular I have ever seen," said Carl Nally, co-founder of UFO and Paranormal Research Ireland and joint author of 'Conspiracy of Silence'.

Five days earlier, on July 29, an off-duty pilot who photographed lightning from Howth pier just after midnight later noticed what appeared to be a triangular-shaped object to the right of the lightning fork in the developed image.

And Fianna Fail Town Councillor in Trim, Jimmy Peppard, ran indoors for a camera on August 8 when he spotted a triangular-shaped object measuring "About a mile in diameter " in the sky, where it remained static for about half an hour.

"What we have here is sightings of three objects east, west and south-east of Dublin airport, each five days apart by reliable and trained observers and even since I have arrived here I have received another image from a pilot, " Mr Nally told the conference. He later described the laser beam footage as the best footage on the planet and said it would be shown all over the world. "This is what the sceptics are crying out for. What all this footage has in common is that trained observers, honest people, took it. What better could you get than a senior garda, a politician and a pilot," he said.

He added that he would not rule out speculation that increased UFO activity in the north Dublin and Meath areas was linked to the road construction works near Tara . " We cannot rule this out as a possibility. We are talking about a very ancient sacred place, " he said.

Ross Hemsworth, who presents a TV show on Sky which investigates the paranormal, said he would reserve judgment until he examined the footage more closely: " There have been a lot of sightings in Ireland in a lot of strange places and the proximity to the digging of the motorway may have opened things up .”

Delegates at the two-day event, organised by Betty Meyler, President of the UFO Society of Ireland, otherwise immersed themselves in talk of orbs, luminosity, crop circles, alien abductions and star children. And ex-oilfield executive Ian Crane warned of plans for a fake alien invasion to be staged at the 2012 Olympics in London by the terrorists behind 9/11 and other atrocities, in their quest for global control.

For organiser Betty Meyler the conference provided an opportunity for like-minded people to come together and make friends: " Before, people were afraid to report sightings because they did not want to be thought of as 'cuckoo' but that has changed now ."

Source: Irish Independent
(Thanks To Joe McGonagle for the lead).

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Chinese Astronaut Completes Nation's First Space Walk

A Chinese astronaut Saturday became the first in his country's history to complete a space walk, a feat President Hu Jintao hailed as a "major breakthrough" for the emerging space power. Mission commander Zhai Zhigang left the Shenzhou VII spacecraft at 4:43 pm Beijing time (0843 GMT) to float in orbit for just under 15 minutes, making China the third country to complete a space walk after the United States and the former Soviet Union.

"I feel well," said Zhai, the leader of the Shenzhou VII's three-man crew, waving to a camera outside the spacecraft. "I am greeting the Chinese people and the people of the world."

The space walk, broadcast live on television, was the highlight of the 68-hour voyage -- China 's third manned foray into space -- and considered an important step towards building a space station, China 's next major ambition in space.

"Your spacewalk was a complete success. It's a major breakthrough in the development of our manned space programme," Hu, standing inside the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre, told the astronaut by radio. "The motherland and the people thank you."

The spacecraft was now due to return to Earth on Sunday at 5:00pm (0900GMT), Wang Zhaoyao, spokesman for China's manned space programme, told reporters.

The space walk was likely to stir up patriotic emotions ahead of China 's October 1 National Day, which will mark the 59th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic.

Coming just days before the 50th anniversary of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, also on October 1, it also marked a potent symbol of the Asian giant's emergence as a space power. Zhai waved a small Chinese flag shortly after climbing out of the spacecraft 343 kilometres (215 miles) over the Earth, a highly symbolic move.

Tethered to the craft with two safety wires, Zhai, 41, slowly moved towards a test sample of solid lubricant placed outside the orbital module, Xinhua news agency said.

He took the sample and handed it over to fellow astronaut Liu Boming, who stayed in the orbital module and closely monitored Zhai's moves. The move was a drill intended to replicate the type of task that future space walkers will have to perform. A fire alert that was heard during the live transmission of the space walk turned out to be a mistake in one of the sensors, Wang said.

"To be frank, at that very moment, many of us felt a little bit concerned."

But he said that after finding out the alarm came from the orbital module outside of which Zhai was conducting his space walk, they relaxed as there was no oxygen in the module, which therefore could not catch fire.

"After a check, we found out that there was a sensor error, so it will not impact our continued mission, please rest assured."

The spacewalk had been eagerly anticipated, while state media had also pointed out the risk associated with the activity. An "intensive psychological shock" would be unavoidable once the astronaut left the capsule, Xinhua said earlier, citing Yang Liwei, who piloted China 's maiden space flight in 2003. The Chinese Internet offered a forum for local enthusiasts to express their pride over the fledgling space power's achievements.

"Go China! Go Zhigang! We wish you good luck!" said a typical posting on popular web portal Sina.com. The astronauts, who took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the desert of northwest China late Thursday, had passed most of their first day in space preparing for the walk. On Friday, Zhai and Liu spent 10 hours unpacking and assembling the special China-made space suit that was used during the walk outside the Shenzhou craft. As part of China's space programme, two more unmanned craft will be launched by 2010, as well as another manned spaceship with a crew of three to start work on the lab or space station, according to the China Daily.

After China sent its first man into space in 2003, it followed up with a two-man mission in 2005. The astronauts also had time Friday to enjoy the view, witnessing 16 sunrises during their first 24 hours in orbit, and to sample the 80-dish menu they brought with them on their mission. Sleep was necessarily limited, but the spacecraft has sleeping bags hooked to the wall of the craft. However, the astronauts were told to keep their hands inside the bags in order to avoid them accidentally pushing a button while asleep, Xinhua said. The Shenzhou VII is expected to land in the northern Inner Mongolia region on Sunday.

Image Of China 's Manned Spacecraft Shenzhou-7 Blasting Off.
Image source:
Xinhuanet.com (2008-09-25/21:11:41)

Jetman Soars Across English Channel

Yves Rossy's flight

Courtesy 'Jetman Live', National Geographic Channel

A Swiss man has become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing. Yves Rossy landed safely after the 22-mile (35.4 km) flight from Calais to Dover , which had been twice postponed this week because of bad weather. The former military pilot took less than 10 minutes to complete the crossing and parachute to the ground. The 49-year-old flew on a plane to more than 8,200ft (2,500m), ignited jets on a wing on his back, and jumped out.

Yves Rossy aimed to reach speeds of 125mph

Mr Rossy said: "It felt great, really great…..I only have one word, thank you, to all the people who did it with me."

He said weather conditions on Friday had been perfect and his success signalled "big potential" for people to fly "a little bit like a bird" in the future. Known as " Fusionman ," he was aiming to follow the route taken by French airman Louis Blériot 99 years ago when he became the first person to fly across the English Channel in a plane. In Dover , Mr Rossy flew past South Foreland lighthouse - which the building's manager Simon Ovenden said Blériot used as a target during his pioneering flight - and looped onlookers before landing in a field.

"It's a remarkable achievement, we saw the climax of his attempt as he came down to earth with his parachute. It's been an exciting afternoon, " said Geoff Clark, a 54-year-old spectator from Chatham , in Kent. Mark Dale, the senior technical officer for the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, described Rossy's flight as a "fabulous stunt". In an interview earlier this week, Mr Rossy said: "If I calculate everything right, I will land in Dover. But if I get it wrong, I take a bath."

The flight was broadcast live for the National Geographic Channel. Its producer, Kathryn Liptrott, told the BBC Mr Rossy was fearless: "When we've talked to him and asked him are you worried about risk his quote consistently is: I'm not worried about risk, I manage risk…..He flew Mirage fighters for the Swiss army, he now flies an Airbus. And in his sort of heart he's a pilot and a parachutist and what they do is manage risk."

The longest flight he had previously taken lasted 10 minutes.

The wing had no rudder or tail fin, so Mr Rossy had to steer it using his head and back. As well as a helmet and parachute, he wore a special suit to protect him from the four kerosene-burning turbines mounted just centimetres from him on the wing.

Source: BBC News

Friday, 26 September 2008

Police Seen ‘Investigating' Alien Invasion At Edgware School

The following article appeared in the Harrow Observer (online) on the 18th September (2008):

Police investigate school's alien invasion

Children from an Edgware school were made to believe aliens had landed in their playground by teachers and police. After spending this morning bewildered by the unusual hoax, pupils from Stag Lane School in Collier Drive, quizzed police officers brought on to the site during a press conference to make the event seem more realistic. Forensic examiners had earlier analyzed an 'alien claw' they had 'found' on the site.

The aim of the day was to stimulate the children's minds and help develop their story writing skills. After lunch the pupils were informed by the school's headteacher Elena Evans that it was all a stunt.

Source: Harrow Observer

Argumentum Ad Tedium.....

As a rule I generally stay away from any kind of political or religious postings as truth be known I simply don't care enough about either to be inspired to offer any kind of commentary (yet!!) Although I have mentioned on several occasions the religious fervour that is sometimes evident when a fanatical advocate speaks of their belief/s, whether that belief is of a religious persuasion or one that espouses the ‘nuts & bolts' reality of UFOs is irrelevant as it's essentially the absolute conviction in the belief that I've previously attempted to highlight.

The creationism debate is one I have been interested in and observed from afar for quite a while now, apart from the obvious connotations regarding the (flawed) ancient astronaut theory I believe there are several other parallels that can be drawn between the current creationism argument -in which its proponents are demanding academia acknowledges and respects the theory- and the constant calls for UFOlogy to be recognised –and so ultimately validated- by the scientific community.

The first article which caught my attention of late was at a Creationists' Blog and yet more news that it seems the Vatican is further embracing (and ultimately endorsing) the evolutionary theory and is even snubbing proponents of creationism and intelligent design by simply refusing to invite them to a, “Vatican-sponsored congress on the evolution debate.

The same press release stressed that: “Evolutionary theory is not incompatible with the teachings of the Catholic Church or the Bible's message… .. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the other extreme of the evolution debate — proponents of an overly scientific conception of evolution and natural selection — also were not invited.” (Catholic News Service).

Pope Pius XII even though said evolution was going to be a passing scientific fad back in the 1950s, however, he still implied in his encyclical, HumaniGeneris the idea of “theistic evolution” (a mixture of evolutionary science with religion) which he thought was acceptable in Catholicism:

“The Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experiences in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter—for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God.”

John Paul II, the most popular Pope of the modern era, took it a step further:

“Today, almost half a century after publication of the encyclical, new knowledge has led to the recognition of the theory of evolution as more than a hypothesis. It is indeed remarkable that this theory has been progressively accepted by researchers, following a series of discoveries in various fields of knowledge. The convergence, neither sought nor fabricated, of the results of work that was conducted independently is in itself a significant argument in favour of the theory.”

Source: Thebibleistheotherside

Here's an
Editorial from the New York Times (1996) about the Kansas Board Of Education's decision to implement a new (state) standard that eliminates from testing students on biological evolution or using it as a way to explain the emergence of one species from another.

And recently posted on the Telegraph.co.uk website was an article by their Education editor:

Creationism should be taught in science lessons, say teachers.

More than a quarter of science teachers believe creationism should be discussed in lessons, according to new research. Many believe God had a role in the creation of the universe - and pupils should be encouraged to debate it alongside the theory of evolution, it is claimed. The conclusions come amid continuing debate over comments from Professor Michael Reiss over the role of creationism in school biology classes. In a controversial move, he said the topic should be tackled by teachers if raised by pupils.

Prof Reiss, a Church of England minister, quit as director of education at the Royal Society following criticism of the remarks, which he claimed had been taken out of context. But research by Southampton University suggests many teachers agree that religious beliefs should play a part in discussions about the origin of life. Some 36 per cent of teachers quizzed said they believed a divine hand played a role in the creation of humanity, while 28 per cent said it should be raised in lessons.

One science teacher told researchers: “Human beings were created by a divine being pretty much in their present form."

Another said: "I would like students to respect and understand religious beliefs, and I would like those with belief to understand the importance of their beliefs, without the necessity for them to be scientific."

The conclusions will fuel the debate over creationism in science lessons. Last week, Prof Reiss said about one in 10 children was from a family which supported a creationist rather than evolutionary view:

"What are we to do with those children?....My experience after having tried to teach biology for 20 years is if one simply gives the impression that such children are wrong, then they are not likely to learn much about the science that one really wants them to learn…..I think a better way forward is to say to them 'look, I simply want to present you with the scientific understanding of the history of the universe and how animals and plants and other organisms evolved".

The comments were widely interpreted as putting creationism on an equal footing with evolutionary theory, despite denials from Prof Reiss. In the latest study, Pam Hanley, a researcher at Southampton 's school of education, carried out interviews with 66 science and religious education teachers. Only 12 per cent of science teachers said the discussion of creationism was "very controversial". This fell to four per cent among RE teachers.

Derek Bell, chief executive of the Association for Science Education, told the Times Educational Supplement: "Yes, you can teach evolution if you believe in a divine being, but you must be very clear about what is science and what is not. As a scientist, you may have the luxury of simply saying ' we will have no truck with this'. But as a teacher, you cannot ignore students if they ask you questions. You have to respond in an appropriate manner."

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

And finally at the Guardian.co.uk website we have the story of a consistent Muslim creationist campaigner intent on having any website which contradicts his personal beliefs banned in Turkey: “Missing link: creationist campaigner has Richard Dawkins' official website banned in Turkey”. It's not insignificant or unpopular websites that he's succeeded in banning in the past; we're talking WordPress.com, Google Groups & YouTube, more here.

Faith (belief without evidence) is a virtue. The more your beliefs defy the evidence, the more virtuous you are. Virtuoso believers who can manage to believe something weird, unsupported and insupportable, in the teeth of evidence and reason, are especially highly rewarded.”

Richard Dawkins, ‘The God Delusion'

If further reading is required then I found the (somewhat scathing) article, “Durango Bill's Views on Creationists” elaborates on all of what I believe ought to be the major concerns when considering introducing creationism into schools (as well as highlighting other aspects that I had never considered). This article also shows the inherent and inescapable rivalry between the more vocal advocates of opposing theories, their polarised positions, the fact that there's apparently no attainable middle ground and what with the constant clashing of personalities & opinions then all in all it's not that different to the UFO community, with the main difference being the opposing proponents are most definitely from different ‘camps' and so hold massively differing beliefs.

Now compare and contrast this to Ufology, as in my opinion (and within the UFO community) the bitterest of exchanges occur not between professional UFO skeptics/debunkers and UFO proponents/advocates, but rather alarmingly between persons with fundamentally the same core beliefs but with merely a differing hypothesis or explanation for a certain event. Surely if those within the UFO community (and frequently at the forefront) can't show each other mutual respect and don't outwardly appear to take each other seriously then how on earth (pun intended) can the scientific community ever be expected to?

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

RAF Officer Spots UFO On Radar

RAF radar chief: 'I saw UFO fleet'

AN RAF expert yesterday revealed how he tracked a whole fleet of, “spaceships” on military radar — but the Ministry of Defence told him to keep quiet. Wing Commander Alan Turner, 64, said colleagues sat stunned when 35 super-fast vessels appeared on their screens.

Map shows the UFOs' path across southern England
Wing Commander Alan Turner - UFO Map

Wing Cmdr Turner, who was a chief operator of the RAF’s radar system for 29 years, said the craft were equally spaced and shot from 3,000ft to 60,000ft at almost 300mph. Incredibly, every few seconds one of the UFOs would suddenly vanish from radar and be replaced by an identical vessel moments later. Wing Cmdr Turner said six military radars, plus operators at Heathrow, spotted the UFOs east of Salisbury Plain and filed reports on the unexplained phenomenon in 1971.

The RAF chief even drew a map charting their flight in between key sites like RAF Lyneham, Wilts, and the aircraft navigation transmitter at Brookmans Park, Herts. Three days later, the Ministry of Defence visited the RAF and instructed staff to “never speak about the incident again”.

Wing Cmdr Turner, who retired from the RAF in 1995, said:

Wing Commander Alan Turner“UFOs are a fact — I tracked them on military radar units.…..What I saw defied all logic and was, quite frankly, extraordinary…..It wasn’t just me…..More than 30 pairs of eyes of RAF staff and radar operators at Heathrow Airport witnessed the same thing…..It’s arrogant to believe that we’re the only ones in this universe…..I instantly knew this wasn’t a convoy of military planes…..The only craft with that rate of climb were supersonic lightning aircraft but they wouldn’t have been able to hold such a perfect formation…..They also make a lot of noise…..No one heard a thing on the night in question.”

Wing Cmdr Turner, a dad of three, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, was a radar supervisor at the now disused RAF Sopley base, Dorset, in 1971. He was awarded an MBE in 1984, is guest speaker at the Close Encounters conference in Pontefract, West Yorks, next month.

Philip Mantle, of UFO Data magazine, said:
His testimony is remarkable.”

13 September 2008
The Sun

RAF officer breaks 37-year silence on UFO radar mystery

IT IS a close encounter of the official kind. A former RAF officer has claimed that UFOs are real and may have invaded UK airspace, branding official resistance to such theories as "stupid and arrogant". Wing Commander Alan Turner MBE was sworn to secrecy after he tracked a series of unidentified objects soaring over southern England at incredible speeds. But now the airman, who was honoured by the Queen for his years of distinguished service, hasbroken his silence and spoken publicly for the first time about his extraordinary experience.

Turner, 64, a former head of air traffic control at RAF Lossiemouth, insists it is "stupid and arrogant" to rule out the existence of extra-terrestrials and is open to the suggestion that he witnessed craft from another world. But the Ministry of Defence stressed last night there were "realistic explanations" for such reports. The incident, which has baffled and haunted Turner for decades, took place at RAF Sopley on the south-west coast of England in the summer of 1971. At the time he was Duty Military Supervisor and had the responsibility of monitoring the skies on radar screens for potential Soviet incursions.

On the day in question, Turner and his 13 colleagues were alarmed by a sudden and unexpected development.

"I can clearly remember people shouting: 'What the hell is that?' I got to a console and people were loudly telling me to look to the east of Salisbury Plain…..Twenty miles east of the eastern extremity was a series of returns, or radar blips, which were appearing in that position. There were five of them initially. Then six and then seven all following the same track…..They were tracking south-east, each exactly six to seven miles apart and moving at exactly the same speed. At about 40 miles from the point they appeared on radar, they disappeared, to be followed almost immediately by a replacement at the point of origin…..The objects were about 3,000ft above ground level when they first appeared and climbed so rapidly that, by the time they disappeared from radar they were in excess of 60,000ft…..To climb to such a height in only 40 miles was beyond the ability of almost any fighter aircraft at that time."

In a bid to solve the mystery Turner diverted an RAF Canberra jet, which was returning from West Germany, to intercept the intruders.

"When the pilot got within a mile or so of one particular blip, he reported, in a very agitated voice, that his radar had picked up something on his port side that was 'climbing like the clappers'. Neither the pilot nor his navigator made any visual contact with whatever it was."

Within days, Turner was summoned into the Squadron Leader's office and questioned by two men, who wore civilian clothes and were not identified, about the incident.

"I, along with all the others who were in the room on that day, were told in no uncertain terms not to relate what we had seen until cleared to do so."

Turner, who was awarded the MBE in 1984 and retired from the force in 1995, has been assured that there were no training operations, classified or otherwise, going on at the time and there were no weather balloons or probes in the area.

"I have no idea what they were, but I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility that they were UFOs. There is certainly a chance that we have been visited by extra-terrestrials….It is terribly arrogant and silly to think that we are alone in the universe…..I have spoken to three ex-Air Force mates, who held senior positions, and they have seen similar things, but did not report them as they felt their personal integrity would be questioned. That is why I kept quiet for so long, but I know what I saw."

He feels the time is right to end his silence and has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at an international UFO conference in Pontefract, Yorkshire, next month.

14 September 2008
The Scotsman

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Trojan Horse Targets UFO Enthusiasts

UFO spam hides a Trojan horse

Security experts have warned that emails claiming to contain a video from the CNN news organisation reporting contact with extra-terrestrials should be ignored. The video attached to the email actually contains a Trojan horse rather than the promised report on aliens sending 'cartoon' messages to humanity, said Trend Micro.

A number of other hoax emails with rogue video files attached appearing to be sent by other news outlets such as the BBC also use topics other than UFOs to try and pique our interest.

One of the messages comes with the subject line,
"Hot News: Gene modified rabbits go wild!"

Florabel Baetiong of Trend Micro said that:

"The address bars and subject fields carry sensational headlines whose details supposedly are in the attached video.....Attachment is a compressed file, which when opened contains not a video but a malicious executable file named Exclusive.Cut.avi.exe."

Trend Micro advised surfers to be cautious of unsolicited and unexpected email messages, as the attachments they carry may be harmful to systems.

Source: Webuser

Thursday, 4 September 2008

UFO Hoaxer Arrested

Back on Sunday 14th October (2007) I wrote about a Mr Linn Murphy in a post titled, “UFO Hoaxers And Their Toys”.

“Meet Linn Murphy, a man with perhaps a little too much time on his hands? Linn Murphy has built himself a 3 foot wide reinforced foam flying saucer that’s remote controlled and can hit 40 mph thanks to a tiny electric motor.”

The only reason I mention this is I recently came across the following article from the Mercury News:

UFO toy seller in OC held for alleged pants fraud

The Associated Press

IRVINE, Calif.—A man known for selling flying, flashing toys that have prompted UFO reports was arrested for a more earthbound problem: allegedly faking torn trousers.

Gaylon Linn Murphy, 52, of Irvine, was arrested on Thursday for investigation of attempted grand theft, according to an Irvine police statement released Friday.

Murphy had been trying to get a local restaurant called Houston's to reimburse him, claiming he had damaged his designer pants in a fall in the restroom, police said.

Murphy claimed the trousers were part of a suit valued between $500 and $1,800, police said.

When Houston's manager called a clothing store to verify the value of the pants, he was told that a Home Depot in Irvine had made a similar call because Murphy was trying to get that store to pay for his trousers, police Lt. Rick Handfield said.

The clothing store also said Murphy had requested a letter stating the value of the suit, Handfield said.

Murphy was booked at the Orange County Jail, where he was held Saturday on $20,000 bail, according to inmate information on the Sheriff's Department Web site.

Murphy is known locally for selling radio-controlled toy saucers with flashing lights. Murphy and the toy's creator, Steve Zingali, sell them for $1,000 apiece. Orange County police agencies say nighttime flights of the toys have prompted floods of UFO reports.


“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it.”

Sakyong Mipham