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  • "The Great One", Jackie Gleason interviewed by Morley Safer in 1984 9:42 / 19:28 "The Great One", Jackie Gleason interviewed by Morley Safer in 1984 [video]

    07/10/2020 2:54:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/3/2020 | pianopappy
    "What began as a dream assignment for a deserving Morley Safer turned into a dream segment for tomorrow night's edition of "60 Minutes": spend a little time with The Great One, the enormous yet agile gifted natural whose television art has rarely been recognized with awards, but who found a way to synthesize social realism and broad burlesque into some of the most inspired comic creations in all of 20th-century fantasy: Ralph Kramden, the Willy Loman of bus drivers and now an American icon, the Poor Soul, Reginald Van Gleason III, and so on."
  • Ghosts at the museum: Are ghosts haunting the British Museum?

    06/16/2020 4:27:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    1843 Magazine ^ | June/July 2020 | Killian Fox
    Sometimes it's the doors. To complete a full circuit of the museum more than 3,000 doors need to be opened and closed. Some of these, particularly ones that seal off the major galleries, are cumbersome to shut. But when bolted, they won't open again without a tussle. Except when they do. Take the Sutton Hoo gallery, which houses treasures from an Anglo-Saxon ship, among them a ferocious-looking helmet believed to have been worn by Raedwald, king of the East Angles, in the seventh century. On one occasion a guard bolted the double doors and moved on to the next room,...
  • The weirdness of UFOs, ‘The Hollow Earth’

    06/06/2020 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Norski · 55 replies
    Newsminer ^ | June 3, 2020 | Greg Hill
    This unusual year shows signs of becoming weirder yet. Reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Sea of Glory” about the little-known U.S. Exploring Expedition (or “Ex-Ex”) of 1836 reminded me how 1965 was a particularly strange year for me. That October my family moved from Texas to Vermont, where we were “the Kennedy killers” in the eyes of New Englanders still resentful of the President’s assassination; we arrived the week after a couple named Hill were abducted in neighboring New Hampshire by a UFO; the massive Northeastern power blackout occurred the following week; and I was expelled from school ten minutes into my...
  • UFO sightings are no laughing matter, group says

    11/12/2007 3:53:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 502 replies · 1,666+ views
    afp ^ | 11/12/07 | afp
    UFOs may be fodder for comedians and science fiction but there was no joking Monday when a group of pilots and officials demanded the US government reopen an investigation into unidentified flying objects. The 19 former pilots and government officials, who say they have seen UFOs themselves or been involved in probes of strange flying objects, told reporters their questions can no longer be dismissed more than 30 years after the US case was closed."We want the US government to stop perpetuating the myth that all UFOs can be explained away in down-to-earth, conventional terms," said Fife Symington, former governor...
  • SETI@home is shutting down as they have analyzed all the data that they need. [03/31/2020]

    03/05/2020 1:33:11 PM PST · by algore · 36 replies
    BleepingComputer ^ | 03/03/2020 | Lawrence Abrams
    SETI@home is shutting down. In an announcement posted yesterday, the project stated that they will no longer send data to SETI@home clients starting on March 31st, 2020 as they have reached a "point of diminishing returns" and have analyzed all the data that they need.
  • Commercial Pilot Films UFO Flying Near Plane

    02/05/2020 9:15:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    iHeart Radio ^ | 02/03/2020 | Dave Basner
    Airline pilots see plenty of weird things while flying passengers from one place to another, but most of it occurs in the plane's cabin. However, what one pilot spotted outside of his plane has a lot of people talking. His name is Cesar and he flies Airbus A320s for Viva Air, a low-cost Colombian airline. While soaring over Medellin recently, Cesar saw a strange craft and decided to film it. He then shared the footage on TikTok. Skeptics claim it is just a weather balloon and isn't even moving - it just looks to be speeding along because of the...
  • Unearthed Essay on Alien Life Reveals Churchill the Scientist

    02/15/2017 6:33:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 16 Feb 2017
    A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill shows Britain's wartime leader was uncannily prescient about the possibility of alien life on planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. The 11-page article was drafted on the eve of World War Two in 1939 and updated in the 1950s, decades before astronomers discovered the first extrasolar planets in the 1990s. Yet Churchill pinpointed issues dominating today's debate about extraterrestrial life, proving that the former prime minister "reasoned like a scientist", according to an analysis of his work published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
  • Time Traveller Predicts Polystyrene Diet in 2075

    01/23/2020 9:05:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    A time traveller has predicted that humans will be eating polystyrene balls in 2075. The man - known only as Kasper - claims the small, white pellets will be our daily meal in the future. Kasper told Apex TV: "I'm going to show you food, actual food, from the future. Here is actual food from year 2075." He then shows off a small jar filled with the pellets and suggests they will be enough nutrition for a day. He said: "These are individual capsules, and taking just one capsule allowed you to live for an entire day. You take one...
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Las Vegas resident spots 'unidentified object' over city

    12/25/2019 9:48:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    KTNV ^ | 12/20/2019 | Jordan Gartner
    Barone captured the bright object in about a six-minute video in what he shared on his social media accounts. The video has inspired several comments in just the first few hours of the post, with many sharing their explanations of what they think was caught on This video comes just a few months after unusual lights were seen above Henderson in what turned out to be a parachute team for pregame festivities at Sam Boyd Stadium.
  • A Dozen Mystery Objects Suddenly Popped Out Of Hangars At Tonopah Test Range Airport [NV]

    12/18/2019 7:14:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | By Tyler Rogoway
    The base is known to be the shadowy home of aircraft that move from a developmental state at Area 51 and into an operational, but still secretive one. Tonopah Test Range Airport, located along the northern edge of the sprawling Nevada Test and Training Range, may not get all the pop culture attention that nearby Area 51 gets, but in many ways, it is just as fascinating. It was born out of a program that saw American fighter pilots secretly flying captured MiGs against their fellow aviators. Not long after that program spun-up, the remote installation was greatly expanded to...
  • DEAD MEN'S SECRETS --- Were ancient times really primitive?

    12/16/2019 2:44:00 AM PST · by Windflier · 138 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 27, 2018 | George Gordon
    EGYPT 2000 BC: Drills were used that turned 500X faster than today's power drills and bored into granite rock with ease. Dentists worked with cement fillings, dental bridges, and inserted artificial teeth. Doctors performed pregnancy tests, determined the sex of an unborn child, fed nourishment through tubes, fitted artificial legs and hands; and used anesthetic and sophisticated instruments to perform bone and brain surgery? Mysterious moving walls, automatically flashing lights and lamps that shone century after century, non-stop? A detailed map of Antarctica dating back thousands of years, without ice! A 400 ft pyramid was found on the seabed. 44...
  • Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night puzzle residents

    12/12/2019 11:41:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    abc15 ^ | 4:58 PM, Dec 09, 2019 Updated: 10:33 AM, Dec 11, 2019 | Cameron Polom
    Mysterious lights hovering above the east Valley have many wondering if we've had a close encounter. The couple says they spotted the phenomenon outside their Mesa home on Sunday around nine that night. They say the object seemed to come from the southeast. The object captured on two cell phones looks like a bright orb hovering silently in the sky. Every few moments, the object appears to drop what looks to be flares towards the ground. ABC15 reached out to several aviation experts who theorized the lights seen Sunday could be from parachute flares used by the military or even...
  • Space Alien Research Grad Program May Soon Be A Thing

    12/02/2019 9:21:48 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 19, 2019 | Lorraine Lorenzo
    Hold on to your hats, skeptics. The study of alien existence is about to become a real scientific field. Pennsylvania State University is gearing up to make the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) an established field of scientific study. This means that a degree in Alien Research, no matter how outlandish it might sound, is soon going to be a real thing. According to a report, the university is planning on doing this by offering courses on the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its course catalog. It will also conduct actual research into the subject through it’s newly-established Penn...
  • I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying

    11/22/2019 11:38:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 129 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2, 2015 | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo
    Dr. Christopher W. Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, where he has worked since 1999. His background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
  • Aliens may have existed in our solar system long before us

    04/29/2017 8:37:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies ^ | Jasper Hamill, The Sun
    “A prior indigenous technological species might have arisen on ancient Earth or another body, such as a pre-greenhouse Venus or a wet Mars,” he wrote. ... Earth’s plate tectonics would effectively have “erased” the traces of a civilization that lived billions of years ago. Venus is in the grip of a severe greenhouse effect and also undergoes similar “resurfacing” that would scour it clean of artifacts. This leaves just a handful of places where archaeologists might find traces of a lost extraterrestrial civilization. “Remaining indigenous technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be...
  • Why We’ll Have Evidence of Aliens—If They Exist—By 2035

    11/08/2019 8:07:08 PM PST · by Duke C. · 92 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 10/4/2017 | Seth Shostak
    I’m optimistic by nature—as a scientist, you have to be. But my hopeful feeling is not wishful thinking; it is firmly grounded in the logic of SETI. Half a century sounds like a long time, but the search is truly in its early days. Given the current state of SETI efforts and abilities, I feel that we’re on the cusp of learning something truly revolutionary.
  • The Navy acknowledges UFOs — so why aren't they on Washington's radar?

    11/04/2019 7:00:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | Christopher Mellon
    In what could be a precursor to further stunning developments, the U.S. Navy has publicly acknowledged that the advanced aircraft depicted in several recently declassified gun-camera videos are UFOs, or what the Navy prefers to call “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” (UAPs). “The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” acknowledged Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for the deputy chief of naval operations, referring to the bizarre vehicles that have brazenly operated in restricted U.S. military airspace. Strangely, this shocking announcement seems to have scarcely been noticed by Congress or the Trump administration. Is the information too jarring and...
  • Scientist Behind The Navy's "UFO Patents" Has Now Filed One For A Compact Fusion Reactor

    10/09/2019 12:36:46 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 106 replies
    The Drive ^ | October 9, 2019 | Brett Tingley and Tyler Rogoway
    The War Zone has been reporting on a set of bizarre patents assigned to the U.S. Navy that describe radical new technologies that could absolutely revolutionize the aerospace field, and frankly, the very way we live our lives. These include high-energy electromagnetic fields used to create force fields and outlandish new methods of aerospace propulsion and vehicle design that basically read as UFO-like technology. You can learn all about these patents, their viability, and the issues surrounding them in these exclusive features of ours. Now, the same mysterious Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division engineer behind those patents has produced...
  • The Dark Haunted History of the Cursed Town of Black River Falls, Wisconsin

    08/04/2019 10:52:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 46 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | August 4, 2019 | Brent Swancer
    The Dark Haunted History of the Cursed Town of Black River Falls Brent Swancer August 4, 2019 Every once and a while a place will pop up that seems to draw to it an inordinate amount of strange phenomena and strangeness. It is not always clear why this should be, but looking at thier histories and records it can clearly be seen that they have been host to more oddness than most, as if weird forces are drawn to them. One such bizarre place is a small town in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, which for around a decade in...
  • Infrared picks up invisible UFOs

    05/12/2004 2:52:36 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 146 replies · 331+ views ^ | 5/12/2004 |
    Image taken from infrared video of UFOs The Mexican air force has released video footage of 11 unidentified flying objects that were only visible via an infrared camera. The objects reportedly flew around a military surveillance plane, Reuters reported. Jamie Maussan, a journalists and UFO enthusiast, told reporters yesterday the objects seemed "intelligent" because at one point they changed direction and surrounded the plane that was chasing them. "They were invisible to the eye but they were there, there is no doubt about it. They had mass, they had energy and they were moving about," Maussan said after showing...