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UFO's (General/Chat)

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  • Military drone mistaken for ‘UFO’ along DC highways

    06/14/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    myFoxDC.com ^ | Jun 14, 2012 | John Henrehan
    A saucer-shaped object on a very wide flatbed truck had some people wondering if the government was moving a UFO in or near Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. The truck came south on I-270, then took the inner loop of the Capital Beltway from Montgomery County into Prince George's County. When motorists snapped photos of the strange object and posted them on Twitter, some people became concerned enough to call local police. One man called 911 in Prince George's County because, he said, he was concerned about a relative who lived along the route. Asked by a befuddled dispatcher what the...
  • Get Ready, Because Voyager I Is *This Close* to Leaving Our Solar System

    06/14/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 13, 2012 | Rebecca J. Rosen
    ast week, in the corners of the Internet devoted to outer space, things started to get a little, well, hot. Voyager 1, the man-made object farthest away from Earth, was encountering a sharp uptick in the number of a certain kind of energetic particles around it. Had the spacecraft become the first human creation to "officially" leave the solar system? It's hard to overstate how wild an accomplishment this would be: A machine, built here on Earth by the brain- and handiwork of humans, has sailed from Florida, out of Earth's orbit, beyond Mars, beyond the gas giants of Jupiter...
  • Battleship Earth: Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?

    06/05/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 30, 2012 | Cara Parks and Joshua E. Keating
    As summer blockbuster season kicks into high gear, big-budget action movies like The Avengers, Battleship, and Prometheus remind us that there's one thing that unites Americans: Our shared fear of an alien attack. They also remind us that when the invading space fleet arrives, humanity is not going to surrender without a fight to our intergalactic invaders. Instead, we will band together to fight off their incredibly advanced weaponry with our ... well, with what, exactly? Are we really ready to battle our would-be alien overlords? Luckily, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, as well...
  • Gary Connery: stuntman completes 2400ft skydive without a parachute

    05/25/2012 11:26:15 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2012 | Andrew Hough, and Richard Alleyne
    Gary Connery: stuntman completes 2400ft skydive without a parachute A stuntman, Gary Connery, has become the first man to leap 2400 feet and safely land without using a parachute. The 42-year-old daredevil plunged from a helicopter in a death-defying feat before landing in an area containing 18,600 cardboard boxes. The father-of-two, a veteran of 880 sky dives, 450 base jumps and dozens of film and television roles, jumped this afternoon above Ridge Wood, Bucks to become the first person to jump from such a height and live without deploying a parachute. The entire flight of nearly a mile took less...
  • SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter Retiring After 35-Year Alien Hunt

    05/23/2012 4:26:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 59 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 22 May 2012 | Mike Wall
    Astronomer Jill Tarter, the inspiration for heroine Ellie Arroway in the novel and movie "Contact," is retiring after spending 35 years scanning the heavens for signals from intelligent aliens. Tarter is stepping down as the director of the Center for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., the organization's officials announced today (May 22). But rather than go lie on a beach somewhere,Tarter will continue to devote herself to the search for E.T. She's shifting into a full-time fundraising role for the SETI Institute, which had to shut down a set of alien-hunting...
  • Congrats to Matt Kuchar, TPC winner!

    05/13/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by DJlaysitup · 16 replies
    http://Vanity - golf ^ | today | DJlaysitup
    Matt Kuchar wins the TPC with his Mom and his Wife and a bunch of kids around him on Mother's Day. He hit the shots and good for him. He will now be set for the next 5 years on the PGA tour. Kuchar has been a consistent guy in the Masters but had to go back to the "Q" school recently. He recently got a coach who "flattened out" his swing (note to all you Saturdat golfers - I did this too and it worked like a charm for accuracy).
  • UFO Fireball Gives Arizona News Team the Jitters (Video)

    04/18/2012 12:25:15 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 119 replies
    www.news.gather.com ^ | April 18, 2012 07:10 AM EDT | Tom Rose
    A UFO, not behaving like a meteor, streaked across the skies of Arizona, causing many to call police. And for a local news team to head out of the studio to investigate. What was it? In a sign that mainstream media is beginning to pay serious attention to the unidentified flying object phenomenon, local Arizona TV news affiliate ABC15 did a two-minute news segment on the fireball which was reportedly streaking across the sky as the newscast aired live. Witness photographs and videos were shown on-screen, and this one, showing an irregular flight path of the object, was broadcast. The...
  • IRS, Brain Dead Stupidity... HELP ME!

    04/17/2012 1:24:52 PM PDT · by Desron13 · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/17/12 | Desron13
    IRS
  • Have I been banned!

    04/13/2012 8:44:13 PM PDT · by goodtomato · 106 replies
    4/13/12 | Good Tomato
    Have I been banned?
  • 'UFO Galaxy' Spotted by Hubble Telescope (NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on)

    04/12/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 4/11/12 | SPACE.com Staff
    The Hubble Space Telescope has found a UFO, but this one is filled with stars instead of little green men. The iconic space telescope snapped an amazing new photo of the "UFO Galaxy" — a galaxy 35 million light-years from Earth that is officially known as NGC 2683. "NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship," NASA officials wrote in a recent image description. The galaxy was originally discovered on Feb. 5, 1788 by famed astronomer William Herschel. It is located in the Lynx constellation in the northern sky....
  • Odd Disappearances

    03/26/2012 1:30:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies · 35+ views
    George Knapp was joined for the full four hours by David Paulides, a former lawman turned investigative journalist, for a discussion on a series of weird and odd disappearances in U.S. national parks and forests that no one can explain. -snip Acknowledging that animal attacks and accidents do occur in the forest, he contended that these disappearances are different because they leave no clues to suggest such prosaic explanations. Over the course of the evening, he detailed instances where people vanish within minutes, never to be seen again, and where bone fragments of victims were found, as if they'd been...
  • Bird-like wings carry man 330 feet

    03/21/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    upi ^ | March. 21, 2012
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, -- A Dutch man said he completed a flight of about 330 feet using homemade wings based on those of a bird. Jarno Smeets, 31, an engineer, said he controlled the 55-foot wings using two Nintendo Wii controllers, the accelerometers from an HTC Wildfire S smartphone and Turnigy motors when he took off Sunday at a park in The Hague and flew for about a minute. "Ever since I was a little boy I have been inspired by pioneers like Otto Lilienthal, Leonardo da Vinci and also my own grandfather," Smeets said. Smeets has been chronicling his...
  • (Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

    03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence. Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry. Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of...
  • Fifty year old manure spreader - $1 (Washington, D.C.)

    03/01/2012 8:40:03 AM PST · by upchuck · 8 replies · 11+ views
    email from a friend | February 2, 2012 | who knows?
    LOL!! http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/grd/2834218719.html
  • Event Horizon

    02/25/2012 8:32:03 AM PST · by null and void · 25 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | 2/25/12 | George Noory
    Joining John B. Wells, paranormal researcher and philosopher, Jonathan Zap, will discuss how a disproportionate number of psychopaths on Wall St. and in govt. & corporate America are creating a culture with little concern for the future. First hour: Physicist George Hart will talk about stupefaction of society and what perpetuates it.
  • It Would Cost $852 Quadrillion Dollars to Build a Real Death Star (Almost the U.S. National Debt!)

    02/20/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    DVICE.com ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    It would cost $852 quadrillion dollars to build a real Death Star That's 852 with 15 zeros following it. I know, that figure is insane. You know what that means. It means Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were rolling in the money like filthy rich rappers. I guess ruling the Galactic Empire isn't so terrible when you're ballin'. Finally putting some questions to rest, the smart folk over at Centives calculated how much iron it would take to build the planet-destroying space station and even figured out how long it would take to build. Here's the reality-check breakdown: • Based...
  • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Trailer)

    02/14/2012 11:44:59 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/2012 | Youtube
    This looks absurd....which means it will be either awesome or dreadful.
  • Pat Buchanan: Reagan White House saw Newt as ‘something of a political opportunist’

    01/28/2012 4:58:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/12 | Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller
    Over the last week, several people that worked in the Reagan administration have come forward and countered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s claim that he is a “Reagan Republican.” These people say Gingrich “wasn’t on board with a lot of what President Ronald Reagan tried to accomplish during his two terms.” And although that claim has been disputed by other Reagan administration officials, former Reagan communications director Pat Buchanan told “The McLaughlin Group” this weekend that Gingrich wasn’t seen favorably by those in the administration. “[I]n the Reagan White House, Newt Gingrich was considered quite frankly by a lot of...
  • Shipwreck hunters stumble across mysterious find

    01/28/2012 8:23:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2012 | Brooke Bowman
    Deep down on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, Swedish treasure hunters think they have made the find of a lifetime. The problem is, they're not exactly sure what it is they've uncovered.
  • If You Spot Bigfoot, Should You Shoot Him?

    01/24/2012 9:27:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | 20 January 2012 | Benjamin Radford
    If You Spot Bigfoot, Should You Shoot Him? In the new Animal Planet reality TV show optimistically titled "Finding Bigfoot," a team of experts examines video of an alleged Sasquatch spotted in the Canadian Rockies. The video, shot by a man named Todd Standing, shows something large and dark, standing atop a wooded ridge and then ducking back behind a bush. It could pretty much be anything, and when the experts concluded that the subject was probably not a Bigfoot, Standing expressed his frustration: "No video is ever going to be evidence, ever. It's never going to be good enough…"...