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Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation. The incident happened over the Aichfeld basin near the city of Knittelfeld in the southern Austrian state of Styria where eyewitness Juergen Trieb, 41, and his girlfriend Waltraud Kaliba, 40, managed to take this snap before the high speed objects vanished.
Waltraud said: “At first we thought it might be some kind of natural phenomenon, but when we realise they were flying in formation and travelling around 400 mph it was clear that it could not be dismissed as something natural. The strange thing was that despite the bright lights there was no noise at all from the objects.”
Kepler 186f and the Search for Earth 2.0
by Andy Fleming
What’s really interesting is that the planet is within the habitable zone of Kepler-186, an M1 type dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus, about five hundred light years away from Earth.
This star has at least five planets, four of which are very hot and close to their sun while the fifth, named Kepler-186f, is in the centre of the star’s habitable zone. It was discovered by the transit method, which detects planets as their orbits cross in front of their star. This causes a very tiny but periodic dimming of the star’s brightness.
After confirmation, the astronomers used the transit information to calculate Kepler-186f’s size. It is approximately 1.1 times the radius of the Earth and orbits its star once every 130 days. The astronomers estimate that the planet receives about 30 per cent of the heat energy that the Earth does from our Sun.
From an astrobiological perspective, the planet is exciting because liquid water could exist on its surface, a pre-condition for life as it evolved here on Earth. The planet is probably a rocky world, its gravity will also be similar to ours, and its parent star is an immensely long-lived red dwarf. This means that it will burn hydrogen virtually forever, so there will be ample opportunity for life to develop.
However, although Kepler-186f shows much promise as an Earth analogue, its situation is subtly different, as its star is not the same as our Sun. Although red dwarfs are numerous, they are smaller and cooler than G2 type stars such as ours. They are also more active, sending out more solar flares and radiation.
Scientists now know that life is most tenacious, and once it gets going is difficult to extinguish. Red dwarfs show much promise when searching for Earth 2.0, and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life.
Our Guest, Stan Gordon
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1941 Cape Girardeau, Missouri UFO Crash
In 1941, 7 years before the Roswell, New Mexico Crash in 1947, a similar UFO incident happened in the woods outside of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
A story told by a woman named Charlette Mann reveals a long family secret of an alien encounter and mysterious UFO crash. The story was about Charlette’s grandfather Reverend William Huffman. Huffman was the pastor of the Red Star Baptist Church.
According to her grandmother’s deathbed confession, her grandfather was summoned around 9-10 PM to pray over victims of a wreckage in the woods outside town. Reverend Huffman is taken on a 10-15 mile trip and arrived at the scene which appeared to be a plane crash site already surrounded by policemen, fire department personnel, FBI agents, photographers and Military.
He was shocked to see not an airplane crash, but a scene of a strange disc-shaped object with strange markings that looked like hieroglyphic-like writings that he could not understand.
Even stranger were the bodies of small humanoids of very large heads and large black shiny eyes. Nearly visible ears and mouths and totally without hair. Reverend Huffman was soon asked to come and pray over the dead bodies at the scene. After performing his Christian duties, a military personnel at the scene made Huffman swore into secrecy whatever he found out during that night. But Huffman could not hide the strange and baffling scene that he saw from his wife. The secret was kept by the family until Charlette’s grandmother told the story to her in 1984 as she was dying of cancer.
The seemingly Sci-Fi script UFO case was brought to public by Leo Stringfield in his book, “UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum” with all the details of the Crash that Charlette gave him. Charlette believed that the story was authentic but still more details would be needed to put the UFO crash of Cape Girardeau in the authentic category.
Will Our Fate Be That of the Dinosaurs?
February 20, 2014by Andy Fleming
In the 1970s Walter Alvarez, a professor in the Earth and Planetary Science department at the University of California, Berkeley started to form a hypothesis connecting an asteroid impact, the presence of its global Iridium layer in the rock strata, and the loss of the dinosaurs in what has become known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (or K-T) mass extinction event.
Verified by geological dating, the location of the asteroid’s impact crater was eventually discovered at Chicxulub, in the Yucatán Peninsula. The now confirmed scientific theory made truly shocking reading. It stated that 66 million years ago, our planet was hit by a space rock 10kms in diameter traveling at 40,000kph. Taking two seconds to traverse the atmosphere it buried itself kilometres deep in the Earth’s crust, with resultant molten ejecta traversing the entire globe. Worldwide cataclysmic fires created dense and choking dust and smoke that blocked out most sunlight for years. Temperatures plummeted, and 75% of all species on Earth, including dinosaurs became extinct. In this epic catastrophe, small dinosaurs capable of flight survived to become modern day birds. Tiny underground shrew-like animals that lived on roots also survived.
In terms of longevity of their reign of over 150 million years, the dinosaurs are to this day the most successful creatures ever to walk the Earth. Their sudden demise however, ushered in the age of the mammals that would one day evolve into us. Without the Chicxulub impact, debatably the most intelligent species ever seen on Earth i.e. ‘us’ simply wouldn’t exist. Mammals truly did inherit the Earth.
Well known in the UFO community as an author and as the director of NICAP, Major Donald Keyhoe was a Marine pilot and established author well before the flying saucer craze of the late 1940s. He authored several books on unidentified flying objects, including the classic Flying Saucers Are Real. Although his experience in the aviation field and Pentagon contacts gave him a certain amount of authority, his detractors pointed to some of his other writings to discredit his work.
by Michael Lauck
Faith is an integral part of daily life. Although the word is commonly used in regards to religion, faith is not exclusively connected to one’s religious belief. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary website does offer both “belief in the existence of God” and “a system of religious beliefs” as definitions for faith but the very first definition is merely “strong belief or trust in someone or something.” When one uses this definition, it is easy to find examples of faith in daily life. Most people, for example, start their day thanks to the faith they have placed in an alarm clock.
Why would an extraterrestrial civilization come here of all places in the universe? This is a commonly asked question by the UFO skeptics and debunkers. Personally, I think this is a rather unimportant question. I really honestly do not expect to understand the motivations of an alien species. Some may consider this taking the easy way out, but our own history is full of examples where cultures misunderstand each other’s motivations and desires. If American Indians did not understand what drove the Europeans, how are we to understand the thought process of an entirely different life form? As of this week, though, the question can be laid to rest.
One of the common arguments used by skeptics and debunkers is that UFO witnesses are actually inserting pop culture imagery into their memories or interpretations of an event. For example, they will state that abductees see “Greys” because the Grey alien archetype was prominently featured on book covers and in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Of course this argument completely (and conveniently) overlooks the fact that the creatures depicted on these book covers and in the film were based on descriptions of experiencers who had not seen the movie or books. Nonetheless, the argument is still put forth confidently and is often not even questioned. How can this assertion be derailed?