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  • Meet the Air Force's 'ultimate battle plane' and your new close-air support

    03/28/2017 7:38:50 PM PDT · by nralife · 62 replies
    Air Force Times ^ | October 25, 2016 | By: Stephen Losey (Photo Credit: Airman Kai White/Air Force)
    HURLBURT FIELD, FLORIDA – In the not-too-distant future, when ground troops call for close-air support, the ‘Ghostrider’ and its deadly arsenal could come to their rescue. The AC-130J Ghostrider is set to be the most heavily-armed gunship in history, bristling with 30mm and 105mm cannons, AGM-176A Griffin missiles, and the ability to carry Hellfire missiles and GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs. But that’s not all. Some day in the future, the Ghostrider could even be equipped with a high-energy laser. That’s right. Lasers. When it hits the battlefield in a few short years, the Ghostrider will be the most heavily armed...
  • The 15 Spookiest Episodes of Old Time Horror Radio

    10/25/2016 5:22:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Art of Manliness ^ | 10-28-14 | Jeremy Anderberg
    Before folks sat around the TV watching American Horror Story or classic movies like The Shining and Friday the 13th, they gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite weekly programs. Many of them were comedies or dramas, just like today’s television programs, but there were also shows dedicated to the creepy crawly — that made goosebumps rise and sent shivers down the spine. It’s often said that what you can’t see is scarier than what you can, and radio programs can sweep you up and create a whole spooky world in your imagination. With Halloween coming this weekend,...
  • Photographer Caught Stunning Meteor Instead of Spooky Asteroid

    11/08/2015 7:45:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 02, 2015 | Attila Nagy [Photo: Peter Komka/MTI]
    Hungarian photographer Péter Komka wanted to capture the Halloween asteroid that looked like a skull, as it made its closest approach to Earth. What he got instead was a striking image of a meteor streaking across the sky. Komka set up his camera gear on an equatorial mounted tripod near the medieval castle of Salgó, and took several long exposure shot of the night sky, hoping to get some good enough image of the 2015 TB145 asteroid. Sadly the spooky space rock was too faint and did not appear in his photos. But what he finally captured in one photo...
  • Dead comet with skull face to hurtle by Earth on Halloween

    11/01/2015 7:14:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | October 31, 2015
    Astronomers initially thought the object was an asteroid when they spotted it in early October, and named it Asteroid 2015 TB145. But using the US space agency's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, experts "have determined that the celestial object is more than likely a dead comet that has shed its volatiles after numerous passes around the sun," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement late Friday. ... The space rock has already grabbed attention with its unusually high speed and big size, about as large as a football stadium at 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter....
  • Large 'Spooky' Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth on Halloween

    10/20/2015 6:36:56 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 75 replies
    Accuweather ^ | October 20, 2015 | Brian Lada
    A newly discovered asteroid larger than a skyscraper will wiz past the Earth on Halloween, making a dangerously close approach to the planet. The asteroid, officially named 2015 TB145, was just discovered on Oct. 10, 2015, and is expected to make its close approach to the Earth at the end of the month.Some have already given the asteroid the nickname of "Spooky" due to the fact that it's closest approach to Earth is going to occur on Halloween. Fortunately, the asteroid will miss the Earth, but it will still make an uncomfortably close approach of 302,885 miles. To put this...
  • The Spookiest story in Vietnam: The AC-47 gunship (12 PHOTOS)

    08/08/2015 6:58:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Chris Eger
    Known variously as Puff the Magic Dragon, Dragonships or just Spooky, the AC-47 gunship, with its broadside battery of GE miniguns, was a sight to behold. In 1965 with the grunts on the ground needing as much persistent close in air support as could be spared, the Air Force went about converting a handful of World War II-era C-47 transports into lead slinging death dealers by attaching a number of General Electric GAU-2/M134 miniguns arranged to fire through the left-hand side of the plane at a target below.
  • Architects Pose With The Original Model of the World Trade Center

    01/25/2015 11:34:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Google Plus ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Everyone should respond thee way they feel. IMHO this may not be the best time to post, discuss what's on your mind. My reaction to seeing it was to just look at it, ponder the terrible, unbelievable irony, tragedy of what the future, fate had in store for all those involved and beyond.
  • Strange Sounds.com-Eerie, Spooky, Outer-Worldly Sounds Enigmatic, Super Freaky on Fox News

    09/05/2014 5:27:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    http://strangesounds.org/ ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    There are countless sounds cataloged of strange, weird sounds, many might just as well have originated in a parallel universe or dimension. Two specific examples are 1.the utterly alien sound emanating from the World Trade Center recorded just a few days ago and appearing on Fox News. 2. Similar spine-tingling sounds occurring during the Holocaust Memorial Siren in Israel signaling two minutes of silence and also separately during the memorial for the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against the Nazis. But there's a huge collection of strange, freaky stuff recorded coming out of anywhere, but appears to be emanating from the...
  • NASA: We Still Don't Know What Those Shiny Particles On Mars Are, But They're Not From The Rover

    10/18/2012 3:53:07 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-18-2012 | Dina Spector
    NASA: We Still Don't Know What Those Shiny Particles On Mars Are, But They're Not From The Rover Dina SpectorOct. 18, 2012, 5:35 PMNASA confirmed this afternoon that some bright particles found in a hole dug by the Curiosity's scooper are actually from Mars and not debris from the rover. This is the second round of shiny mysterious objects the rover has run into while scooping soil at Glenelg. The first was probably a piece of plastic or tape that fell off of the rover itself. Adam Mann with WiredScience has more: After last week’s plastic encounter, Curiosity’s science team...
  • SEC Sues Former Fannie, Freddie Executives

    12/16/2011 7:46:14 AM PST · by navysealdad · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2011
    NEW YORK—The Securities and Exchange Commission sued several former executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including their former chief executives, alleging they misrepresented to investors their exposure to subprime mortgage loans.
  • Trick or Treat? The Frightening Cost of Halloween Courtesty of Government

    10/27/2011 8:55:01 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-27 | Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
    ...Businesses not only have to absorb these costs, but also those imposed by income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, workmen’s compensation taxes, and other payments to federal, state, and local forms of government. When all is said and done, government taxes compose 47.82 percent of the cost of the average kid’s costume, $11.66 of the average price. But the government’s tricks don’t end there. The Halloween season brings with it $2 billion in candy purchases. Due to excise taxation on sweets in addition to the burden of taxes placed on the confectionery...
  • Prophetic Prog Rock? King Crimson - The Great Deceiver

    02/23/2011 7:48:05 PM PST · by Gasshog · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 2/23/2011 | Me
    From the 1974 album: "Starless and Bible Black" this song written over 35 years ago draws some interesting parallels to Obama. When you think about Obama's history and some of the things that define his personality, the words hit spot on in a quite unnerving fashion. Thats all I'm gonna say. Except. WHOOOooo Scary.
  • Amazon accidentally calls Obama a terrorist (oops)

    10/27/2008 1:59:47 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 16 replies · 611+ views
    Metro.co.uk ^ | October 27, 2008 | Tom Phillips
    Oooops. Amazon.com look like they'll have a little explaining to do - namely, explaining why when you searched for the phrase "terrorist costume", the only result returned was a mask of Barack Obama...
  • Want Nightmares Tonight? The Most Frightening Image In America!

    11/12/2007 1:34:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 102 replies · 503+ views
  • SOMEONE NEEDS TO START A HALLOWEEN THREAD!!!!!

    10/31/2007 9:28:23 AM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 99 replies · 132+ views
    Me | Myself
    Let's start getting those creepy stories going!
  • 'Spooky' Website Calls Doctors To Jihad (USA)

    07/04/2007 2:07:25 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,819+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2007 | John Steele
    'Spooky' website calls doctors to jihad By John Steele, Crime Correspondent Last Updated: 8:22pm BST 04/07/2007 A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist internet chat site, it has emerged. Anti-terrorist police found details of the discussions on a jihadi site run by one of a three-strong “cyber-terrorist” gang. They were discovered at the home of Younis Tsouli, 23, Woolwich Crown Court in south east London heard. One message, thought to have been sent on February 12 2005, read: 'We are 45...
  • Spooky gunship armed with new cannons

    02/01/2007 4:26:07 PM PST · by magellan · 15 replies · 810+ views
    Air Force News ^ | 2/1/2007 | Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery
    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNEWS) -- Spooky is about to get a little scarier. Crews at Hurlburt Field have put the finishing touches on the first AC-130U Spooky gunship armed with the 30 mm Bushmaster cannon. The rearmed Spooky retains its 105 mm cannon but replaces the 25 mm and 40 mm guns with Bushmasters. The project is a "win-win," according to Air Force Special Operations Command officials -- unless you're one of the bad guys. "We're buying increased lethality and accuracy at the same time we're improving reliability," said Lt. Col. Mike Gottstine, AFSOC's chief of strike/intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...
  • LOVE HEWITT CONJURES UP REAL GHOST ON SPOOKY SHOW

    01/14/2007 3:49:31 PM PST · by CurlyBill · 25 replies · 1,127+ views
    PR Inside ^ | 14 Jan 07 | World Entertainment News Network
    LOVE HEWITT CONJURES UP REAL GHOST ON SPOOKY SHOW Movie & Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)2007-01-14 15:48:59 JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT and the crew of her spooky TV drama GHOST WHISPERER got the chills during a recent late-night shoot when a real spectre showed up on the set. The actress, who plays an antiques dealer that helps troubled spirits cross over, was filming a tense scene earlier this week (beg08JAN07), when crew members noticed movement in the shadows behind her. Love Hewitt and her pals crowded around the monitor to watch the scene played back and were...
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread Explores Creepy Brain Stimulations (Did you see that???)

    09/22/2006 1:00:00 AM PDT · by sully777 · 340 replies · 9,038+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 22, 2006 | Sully777
    LONDON (Reuters) - Stimulating a certain area of the brain can produce a creepy feeling that someone is watching you when no one is, scientists said Wednesday. Swiss researchers made the discovery while evaluating a young woman for surgery to treat epilepsy...When they electrically stimulated the left temporoparietal junction in her brain, which is linked to self-other distinction and self-processing, she thought someone was standing behind her. If they repeated the stimulus while she leaned forward and grabbed her knees she had an unpleasant sensation that the shadowy figure was embracing her..."Our findings may be a step toward understanding the...
  • Texas' Blood-Sucking Monster

    03/06/2006 9:34:38 AM PST · by pissant · 41 replies · 490+ views
    ABC ^ | 2/28/06 | Joy Victory
    In south Texas, its frightening name resurfaces in the news every few months — especially after another neighborhood pet or farm animal mysteriously dies. "El Chupacabra," they say, "is back." Parents are cautious, warning their children to stay inside at night or risk a face-to-fang encounter with the chupacabra — a red-eyed, spiky-haired, blood-sucking creature with a green-blue tint to its hide. The chupacabra haunts the minds of the residents in La Frontera, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Here, an amalgamation of cultures blend, represented by Gulf shrimp tacos, polka-inspired Tejano music, and young, white girls who also hold quinceneras, the Mexican...