Saturday, 29 September 2007

Saladfingers And Droneonline Music Video Finally Released

I don't know how many of you are following the, “Drone Wars” currently underway in other internet forums, but Saladfingers has finished his Drone music video (Droneonline's soundtrack), I can't say anything other than it's truly magnificent!!

Unfortunately, it's not uploaded as a streaming video as the creators don't wish to lose any of the quality, so it's only available for (completely free!) download. Seriously just watch it, it's very professionally done, it was posted about 5 hours ago and the divshare link and Salad's post is below:

“OK, after a marathon of creating this... From Drones original and amazing track, to a few months of work on the animation, and then the nightmare of encoding and uploading...

Here it is!

I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.. and Drones tune never grows old! Love it!

Enjoyyyyyyy!!!!!!

http://www.divshare.com/download/2148905-d71%20

92 megabyte download! be warned! Also, you will need DivX installed...

Go to http://www.blogger.com/www.divX.com and get the free player!

Keep good everyone!!

Kris”


One of Kris Avery's (Saladfingers) earlier creations.


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Sunday, 23 September 2007

UFO Photographed 10th September 2007 – Rugby UK

UFO Report Rugby , Warwickshire, England. (10th September 2007)



Submitted to UFO Casebook by Geoff Pottle


The above image was submitted to UFOCasebook.com, with this accompanying email.

“This photo was taken at about 2.30pm on 10th September 2007 just out in my back garden. The weather was clear, warm and almost cloudless.

I was just really testing out how my digital camera would take the sun, and without really looking (more point and hope). (I did not at any point look directly into the sun for obvious reasons). Anyhow after transfering a couple of shots on the last picture I saw a shape in the bottom left of the image. Wasn`t sure if it was a plane or a satellite maybe?

Thank you.”

Source: ufocasebook.com/rugby.html


UFO Report Rugby , Warwickshire, England.

Below is part of the image after having being ran through several filters to try and enlarge/clean it up a little.

(Original, unaltered image is at the top left.)

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Saturday, 22 September 2007

UFO Spotted During Lunar Eclipse - Flemingsburg, Kentucky (August 28th, 2007)

Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky, USA. UFO spotted and videotaped during the recent lunar eclipse on August 28th, 2007

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Mr Jeromy Staggs of Flemingsburg, Kentucky videotaped the lunar eclipse at various stages hoping to document the event for his children to view.

After videotaping the eclipse and as he was watching the tape Jeromy noticed a strange silhouette apparently pass across and up the face of the moon.

Jeromy says he, “Paused video once after beginning because I was just gonna film different stages did not see the shadow or what ever until after viewing that morning, stayed outside after it was gone to continue filming the eclipse until the end, the whole video including the rest of the eclipse is about 7-8 minutes. Only 1 minute and 10 seconds of structure.”

Watch News Report On Lunar Eclipse UFO.

Originally posted to the news website wtvq.com

Jeremy also says that he has since submitted the tape to the Library of Congress to be copyrighted approximately two weeks ago, Jeremy then adds, “This video is gonna make heads spin!!”

He has also submitted a copy to Morehead State University's Space Science Center and says,

“The professors at Morehead State University's Space Science Center told me it was huge, they eliminated International Space Station, and all earth orbit satellites. I have 1 minute and 10 seconds of footage. The professors told me they thought it was in our atmosphere just after first viewing it, but in the beginning of the video a shadow or something move across the moon pry-or to the object.

One professor called me this morning and told me a guy in another part of Kentucky contacted them about having shot the same thing. Said he would be back in touch in a day or two……Was kinda surprised by the call. But said they was gonna start triangulating to determine size in a day or two, probably will be the first of next week before I hear anything about other video or size.”

A Possible Drone UFO Sighting?

Not long after the video was posted to the news website wtvq.com several members of UFO-forums quickly picked up on the similarity between this and the recent Drone UFO sightings. Jeromy has since joined the forums at UFOCasebook and OpenMinds and is answering any and all questions asked of him and currently being incredibly cooperative.

Some of the suggestions that have so far been dismissed are the splice-box. Jeromy – “And believe me it is no type of line or splice enclosure.”)

Here you can see what was thought could be a,"Splice case."

And here the Emboss filter is applied.

(“Emboss” filter would suggest wires as the lines seem to continue the length of the moon.)

Possible neighbouring Ham Radio Rig.
(Jeromy – “No possibilty.....No neighbors.”)

Thanks To OnTheFence (Forum member) for splice case and rig images.

Jeromy is also quick to point out that it’s no hoax,

“The electric pole was to the west of me. I was video taping to the southwest. As soon as I borrow my buddies GPS, I will give anybody the coordinates of where I was standing. I have about 1 minute and 10 seconds of video. And believe me it is no type of line or splice enclosure. This is no hoax it is the real deal. And if you don't believe me your welcome to stop by and see for yourself.”

"Unidentified Floating Structure”

When directly asked if he sees any resemblance between what he saw and the Drones Jeromy says, “I don't think it is a match –to the Drones-. This object I labeled UFS "Unidentified Floating Structure.”

“This structure is thousands of feet wide or possibly miles……This object floats in from right to left on lit part of the moon, stopping in the middle and then floats into the dark part………Yes I could see it with my naked eye. And no it was't no shadow……..The part hanging down goes to a point. The original is the best but have not viewed since I got it on dvd.”



Total Eclipse Of The Moon (NASA)

Here's a couple of lunar eclipse images I've edited together, the moon with the orange hue is the eclipse as een by Steev in Wollongong , Australia and the second was created by Timothy Grundvig showing the progress from start until fully eclipsed of August 28, 2007's total Lunar Eclipse. Full sequence of pictures taken from Bakersfield , Ca.

And here's a comparison with KNOWN objects passing in front of the moon.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

UFO Report – Bowdon, Trafford, UK - (Spotted On August 28, 2007)

UFO Report – Bowdon, Trafford, UK - (Spotted On August 28, 2007)

UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK
UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK

August 28, 2007 - A MOTORIST and passenger in Bowdon spotted a mysterious "round and metallic" object in the sky.

The orb was sighted above the A56 near Altrincham on August 28 at about 7pm and the witnesses posted their account on a international UFO research website. The driver said they saw a bright object that did not seem to have a colour. It appeared to be a metallic substance reflecting in the evening sunlight'.

They added it was round and looked big even though it was so high up. As they looked up it seemed to hover completely still and then shot off from a standstill like a bullet fired from a gun'.

Stuart Miller, editor of UFO Review, said this is the first mysterious sighting in the Trafford area for many years. "This could have been a natural phenomenon ..... or it could have been an alien spacecraft from another world. Who knows?"

He explained: "This could have been a natural phenomenon, part of some military activity, a mistake on the witnesses part or it could have been an alien spacecraft from another world. Who knows?" Stuart says the most well known UFO case in recent years involved a passenger aeroplane, just before it landed at Manchester Airport in January 1995.

"The pilot had just come over the Pennines and was flying into Manchester at about 4,000 ft. He saw a lighted object on his right hand side travelling in the opposite direction. It was wedged shaped' and had a black stripe down the side.

"The plane landed safely at Manchester Airport a short time later. Despite exhaustive investigations the reported object remains untraced but there is a radar record - no one really knows what it was."

Source: Thisischeshire.co.uk

UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK
UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK

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Sunday, 16 September 2007

Bush, The Mortgage Mess And The Alien?!

Are there Aliens in the White House?

Reuters recently ran this story:

“Bush weighs in on mortgage mess.

Aug. 31 - President Bush and Fed Chief Ben Bernanke both say no bailout for speculators in housing while White House pushes plan to help some people keep homes.

At the White House, President George W. Bush adopted a tough love stance toward speculators and homeowners who over-reached during the housing boom. “

And accompanying the article was a short video of Bush giving his speech, and over Bush's left shoulder there is what would appear to be an alien peeking through the window!!

You don't have to endure it for long as it's only 17 seconds in…


Here's a still of the video.

Here's the same still but brighter.

Here's a close up of the alien.

Here's the same close up with slight adjustments to brightness etc.

Grant Cameron of PresidentialUFO.Com has cropped and cleaned up some more images of this and here is one of his,


there are more on his, “
Bush & The Alien Page


Now with all of the recent UFO related hoaxes one may well be skeptical, but the more I watch it the clip, the more intrigued I become, is it just a light anomaly or a distorted reflection perhaps, but of what? (Yes, it's actually there, it's visible for the duration of his televised speech!!)

And here's just his speech

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Saturday, 15 September 2007

Skeptical Of Believers?

Skeptical Of Believers?

I've mentioned many times before about the terms, “Skeptic” & “Believer” more specifically about the instant connotations that come to mind when these words are mentioned, and that they are not umbrella terms and nor should be used as such.

I believe Skeptic to be far too broad a term, part of the skeptics definition is, “One who engages in rational and dispassionate reasoning as exemplified by the scientific method” so using this rationale, can one safely assume that the polar opposite is one who accepts every half-baked notion, regardless of fact/history/credibility etc.

Or is someone who has objections to particular cases considered a skeptic?

For if that’s true then surely everyone falls under the umbrella term of a skeptic?

So, bearing this in mind, do you dismiss everything because you don’t believe in a singular case? Or is it this selectiveness in what we accept at face value, what we feel requires more research and what we choose to believe that drives us in our search for answers?

If so, then what about the term, “Selective skeptic,” or a, “Realist” for that matter?

As I believe anybody who accepts every UFO sighting, image and report as true until proved otherwise has a serious character defect and personality flaw that is ultimately more serious, detrimental and wholly objectionable than the person who doesn’t believe in any.

“Skeptic - One who practices the method of suspended judgment, engages in rational and dispassionate reasoning as exemplified by the scientific method, shows willingness to consider alternative explanations without prejudice based on prior beliefs, and who seeks out evidence and carefully scrutinizes its validity.”

By that rationale, surely skeptics should be embraced by the UFO community as, “The voice of reason?” As anyone who doesn’t take every individual case on its specific merits and who doesn’t seek out evidence and scrutinize its validity is surely a disinformation agent of an equally (if not greater) despicable nature as those who just as easily dismiss every case without any investigation? As ultimately both types will actively prevent the furthering of any, “Serious” investigation.

Skeptic doesn’t really sum it up as I feel it’s unfair to label someone as a skeptic on the merits of their belief of one particular case or incident which is inevitably what will and does happen. I also feel it’s the necessity that each group feels to convert the other to their beliefs is where the true problems lie. It’s this need for, “Validation” that lies at the root of the majority of subsequent arguments.

And of course there’s the people who want to be convinced or persuaded of either of the above theories as fact i.e. believers and non-believers who are teetering on the edge and require a little push to consolidate their beliefs. Unfortunately since the introduction of the internet there is now a multitude of websites and forums which are only too happy to oblige, whether they be for or against.

“Skeptic” is being bandied about more and more and it suggests an all encompassing belief system, just as the word, “Believer” doesn't mean that the person in question is gullible and believes everything they are told, the word, “Skeptic” shouldn't mean one who dismisses everything out of hand. (That would be a, “Debunker” but I'll save that for another time!!)

I've also said several times that there should be new words which should be used to describe the relevant beliefs, which brings me to, “Pyrrhonism” & “Zeteticism.”

Pyrrhonism: “Intentionally remain tentative and continue the inquiry.”

“Pyrrhonism, or Pyrrhonian skepticism, was a school of skepticism founded by Aenesidemus in the first century BC. It was named after Pyrrho, a philosopher who lived from c. 360 to c. 270 BC. Pyrrhonism became influential during the past few centuries when the modern scientific worldview was born.

Pyrrhonians might assert that a lack of proof cannot constitute disproof, and that a lack of belief is vastly different from a state of active disbelief.

Rather than disbelieving psychic powers, for instance, based on the lack of evidence of such things, Pyrrhonians recognize that we cannot be certain that new evidence won't turn up in the future, and so they intentionally remain tentative and continue their inquiry.

Pyrrhonians also question accepted knowledge, and view dogmatism as a disease of the mind.”

[Dogma (the plural is either dogmata or dogmas, Greek δόγμα, plural δόγματα) is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed or doubted.]

Zeteticism, "A Skeptical Seeker."

Marcello Truzzi popularized the term Zeteticism as an alternative to Skepticism, because the term Skepticism, he thought, was being usurped by what he termed "pseudoskeptics". A zetetic is a "skeptical seeker."

The term's origins lie in the word for the followers of the skeptic, Pyrrho in ancient Greece and was used by flat-earthers in the 19th century. Truzzi's form of skepticism was Pyrrhonism, as apposed to the Academic tradition founded by Plato, which is followed by most scientific skeptics. Truzzi was skeptical of investigators and debunkers who determined the validity of a claim prior to investigation.

Sources: Pyrrhonism (wiki) - Zeteticism (wiki) - Greg Bishop (UFOMystic.com)

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