Show Notes, Ben Hansen, 87.

Notes for February 19th

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Breaking News on a New News Newscaster!

0.17_0.42_0_0.2_237_230_csupload_58117870We are exited to announce that polished podcaster, John Tobin will be on the show as our newscaster. John will be here each week heading the UFO news department. In reality, we steal from Peggy Shunning, who posts as admin on our Facebook page. All news stories are sourced in these show notes.

Arizona witness photographs red glowing disc UFO at tree-tops

Red+Glowing,+Disc-Shaped+UFO+Photographed+at+Tree+Tops+(2)+2-9-14Two Arizona witnesses in Maricopa reported watching “a red glowing light around the tree top level” with a disc-like outline, according to February 11, 2014, testimony in Case 54021 from the Mutual UFONetwork (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness described the object.

“It had a red glow to it as I caught the remaining 20 seconds before it left our field of view.”

But the witnesses’ mother had been watching the object for about two minutes.

Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving ‘Doughnut’ Riddle

pia17942-640The jelly-donut rock that appeared out of nowhere is solved! Researchers have determined the now-infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.

Only about 1.5 inches wide (4 centimeters), the white-rimmed, red-centered rock caused a stir last month when it appeared in an image the rover took Jan. 8 at a location where it was not present four days earlier.

More recent images show the original piece of rock struck by the rover’s wheel, slightly uphill from where Pinnacle Island came to rest.

“Once we moved Opportunity a short distance, after inspecting Pinnacle Island, we could see directly uphill an overturned rock that has the same unusual appearance,” said Opportunity Deputy Principal Investigator Ray Arvidson of Washington University in St. Louis. “We drove over it. We can see the track. That’s where Pinnacle Island came from.”

World’s First UFO Landing Pad, and first landing!

ufo-landing-pad (3)[6]St. Paul, Alberta, a small town in east-central Alberta, Canada has the world’s first official UFO Landing Pad which was built in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s centennial. The 130 ton concrete structure consists of a raised platform with a map of Canada embossed on the back stop, consisting of stones provided by each province of Canada. The pad also contains a time capsule to be opened on the 100-year anniversary of the pad’s opening in 2067. A sign beside the pad reads:

The area under the World’s First UFO Landing Pad was designated international by the Town of St. Paul as a symbol of our faith that mankind will maintain the outer universe free from national wars and strife. That future travel in space will be safe for all intergalactic beings, all visitors from earth or otherwise are welcome to this territory and to the Town of St. Paul.

Of course, the landing was symbolic.

A bit from our Amateur Astronomer, Andy Fleming on Asteroids (posting text soon)


Repeat Guest Ben Hansen

Night-Optics-Ben-HansenFormer FBI agent, and lead host of Fact or Faked, Paranormal Files, Ben Hansen joins us to talk about the International UFO Congress and much more.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations on the new addition guys! Great show.

    I loved the Martian road kill comment. In all the wildness of this arena, there’s always room for some good humor… tasty!

    Ben is always a great conversation. Like y’all noted, he’s personal and practical in his presentation of possibility. He does get excited every once in while, too.

    It was good to see him this last weekend. There was an unfortunate display of human behavior during the night watch.

    I look forward to more engagements… keep up the great work, guys and gals!

    Lead Curator

    • February 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      I think Ben’s point about the desensitization of our society is important. Our daily travails, for the most part, are the major distractions that keep us from looking inside and outside for establishing deeper connections to each other, our world and those who may be also around us.

      For years I’ve met individuals that appear to have very interesting abilities and/or intelligence of expression that seem far beyond the normal human. Of course, it is a very difficult thing to prove, but there are those who are without terrestrial ties – adoptions that seem to have no paperwork to track – who seek to understand the plethora of possibilities of their origins.

      I had a lengthy conversation with three retired gentlemen at the IUFOC, one of them a retired detective, that involved the exploration of what it might be like for those who have a lifetime of ‘weird’ occurrences that seem to point toward their otherworldly origins. Like Ben says, it could be possible but how would one really know for sure.

      I think the more realistic perspective is what it might all mean… the crux of which seems to be the invitation to consider a deeper awareness of interconnectedness that impacts our reality and the ability we have of uniting as a humanity for the good of everyone. It appears that the nature of star travel is wrapped within the understanding of natural order, so that any malevolence is just not possible because it is a conscious process, not just technology.

      Hopefully we’ll have some progress in the next few years that will assist the understanding and maybe even reveal a greater degree of contact for the common man/woman.

      Thanks again for everything, Martin and John.

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