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My name is David Andrew and my wife, Dee Andrew is the one who normally posts articles and editorials to the Arizona LOWFI page. Dee is taking a brief sabbatical for medical reasons and she has asked me to post a guest article every once in a while during her absence.
Magnetic Ley Lines and Arizona Ley Lines
Guest article by David Andrew
Scientists have known for quite some time, that there is a grid pattern of magnetic lines of force across the Earth. It has also been observed that at many places on the globe where these lines intersect, there are magnetic “hot spots”. Many of these grid intersection spots are also the sites of ancient monuments like Stonehenge.
Some have speculated that UFO’s might be using these magnetic lines of force to augment their propulsion systems. Have you ever taken two magnets and tried to touch the same poles of the magnets together? When you try this the magnets try to repel each other. If UFO’s are using some type of electrogravitic propulsion system, then the Earths magnetic lines of force may be used to “repel” the craft along.
If you look at the map below that shows these magnetic grid lines as they correspond to Arizona, you will notice that there are many lines that cross the state. You will also notice that there is a large intersection of these lines toward the southern part of the state. This is a major intersection for these magnetic lines and there are many of these large intersections on the Earth.
It might be of interest to note that the next major intersection of these lines to the east of the one in Arizona is just off the coast of the Bahamas, near the spot that has come to be called the “Bermuda Triangle”.
This concentration of magnetic lines of force over the state may be a reason that Arizona seems to be a “hot spot” for UFO sightings. I myself have had several sightings here and, on two different occasions the objects I saw were traveling due north or northeast, exactly where these gridlines travel! If you look at the locations around the state of Arizona and around the US that have a large number of UFO sightings reported, you would notice an odd majority of sightings are along these grid lines or near grid line intersections. There are also several gridlines that pass over or near some of the infamous spots known in ufology such as “Roswell, New Mexico” and “Area-51″ in Nevada.
If you suffer with Paraskevidekatriaphobia I bet you stayed in bed today because it’s Friday the 13th. People who suffer from this phobia have an innate fear of Friday the 13th. in fact Dr Donald Dossey a psychotherapist who specializs in treatment of phobias figures that as many as 21 million people in America suffer from this phobia. So how did all this fear and superstition get started? Let’s take a look and see shall we?
One explanation comes to us from the early 1300’s when the king of France, Philip, had sent his country into economic chaos. He had angered pope Boniface VIII to the point that the whole contry was near to being excommunicated. That had the people on the verge of revolution. Philip the put the pontiff under house arrest but, was saved by the local people. A month later Boniface was dead. The new pope, Clement the V was a little more cooperative with Philip.
As a means to get some money into his coffers Philip took out a loan from the Knights Templar. When it came time to pay back the loan Philip cooked up an evil plan to get out of it. On September 14th 1307 he sent sealed orders to every deputy, bailiff and officer in the country that were not to be opened untill Thursday night October the 12th. On the morning of Friday October the 13th the arrest of thousands of Knights Templar was underway. only 20 escaped and fled the country. In the weeks and months to follow many were killed in horrifying ways or, recanted and joined other orders.
Some say that all this about Friday the 13th sttarted with the last supper when Jesus and his 12 desciples made it 13 at the table. the superstition behind this is the first one to leave the table will die within a year or less.
Even ancient mariners believed that it was bad luck to set sail on a voyage on Ffriday the 13th. Lloyds of London in the 1800’s wouldn’t even insure any ship that set sail on Friday th 13th. One ancient myth orgin put forth by author Charles Panati, “The actual orgin of the superstition, though appear also to be a tale in Norse mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. when Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigga was banished in shame to a mmountaintop and labeled a witch. It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches, plus the devil…a gathering of thirteen…and plotted ill turn of fate for the coming week. For many centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was known as the “Whitches Sabbath.”
According to thomas Fernsler, associate policy scientist in the Mathematics and Science Education Resorce Center University of Delaware. “The number 13 suffers because of its postition after 12. Numerologist consider 12 a “compleat” number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 apostles of Jesus. In exceeding 12 by 1, 13’s association with bad luck, has to do with just being a little beyond completeness. The number becomes restless or squirmy.”
So I guess it’s impossible to pinpoint the true beginnings of the tradition of Friday the 13th being a bad luck day. Either way you look at it it’s still just a superstition that’s been around since ancient times. Since this is the only Friday the 13th this year some people will fear it, others will ignore it, and some just might throw a party. I’m just hoping that having typed the number 13, 13 times it won’t be unlucky for me. Anyway good luck to you all today.
The speakers are,
Christopher Moon: Lecturing on his ghost hunting techniques. Followed by a Ghost hunt.
Scotty Roberts: His lecture Nephilim: The Genesis of Extraterrestrial Origins.
Michael Polani: Lecturing on Crop Circle research.
Christopher Mancuso: His lecture The History of Spirit Communication.
Brian Cano: Paranormal investigator.
Paul Bradford: A member of the TAPS Ghost Hunters International team.
Debe Branning: Her lecture Dowsing For Spirits.
Heathyer Hoffman: Her lecture Is It All In Your Head.
Larry Flaxman: His lecture Science and the Paranormal: When Worlds Collide
More information can be found at http://www.azparacon.com/
Xeni Jardin on April 26, 2010 12:38 PM
ARIZONA, ÜBER ALLES: A recently-passed law in Arizona that requires brown people to present papers when asked by gestapo officers inspired a group of vandals/protesters to “smear refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol’s windows.”
Hat tip to our SMiles
Here’s the complete NUFORC stats for7/1/09. The story below supposedly occurs in Tonopah, AZ, but it is not in the NUFORC database, nor others I’ve checked. Hmmmm. Any other info, anyone?
|7/2/09||Branson||MO||Circle||3 ufo’s over Branson, one caught on film||8/5/09|
|7/2/09||Galveston||TX||Cylinder||1 minute||cylinder craft flying over Galveston with no wings being chased by military jet.||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 23:15||Winnipeg (Canada)||MB||Light||My friends pointed out in the sky what seemed to be Mars. Then notice that Mars was to our right. The object that we noticed was bright||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 23:00||Montrose||CO||Circle||10 seconds||solid bright light hovering in sky.||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 23:00||Shutesbury||MA||Sphere||30 sec.||the light was very bright, like lightning bright.||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 22:05||Lynden||WA||Light||10 secs||Odd light in the sky||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 22:00||Atlantic Beach||NC||Light||30 minutes||two red/ orange lights over ocean||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 21:43||Metarie||LA||Fireball||4-5 seconds||I was taking out the trash when I noticed a flashing light on the lid of the can. I looked up to try and find the source and I saw a la||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 21:00||Belmopan (Belize)||Other||8min and can still see it||There were two lights with a alternating multicolour (almost) light. The two light were almost solid fire balls.||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 18:00||Mesa||AZ||Light||10 minutes||2 brilliant lights in the Mesa, Arizona sky||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 14:00||Irving||TX||Oval||10 Seconds||Oval shaped aircraft shimmered in the sky and disappears||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 12:45||Oak Harbor||WA||Unknown||Unknown craft with flash ending.||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 12:00||Fulton||NY||Triangle||0:00=midnight||the triangle shaped air craft hoverd above me and then disappeared in the trees||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 07:00||Tofo (Mozambique)||Unknown||unsure||ufo in absolutely remote location||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 04:15||Peebles||OH||Fireball||30 seconds||unusual lights over my house in Adams County, Ohio||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 02:00||Milwaukee||WI||Disk||by my house||it was glowing and it looked like glowsticks but parted, it left some whiteish smoke in the sky.||8/27/09|
|7/1/09 01:00||Crestone||CO||Light||not sure||Continued white light presence in Crestone, Colorado||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 00:07||Sozopol (Bulgaria)||Fireball||2-3 minutes||Bright red ball to the sky||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 00:01||Whitefish (just outside of)||MT||Unknown||30 seconds||Very Bright Object in the sky near Whitefish, Montana. ((NUFORC Note: Possible Iridium flare? PD))||8/5/09|
|7/1/09 00:00||Fort Wayne||IN||Formation||several weeks||Multiple sightings of fast moving points of light with changing motion, no identifiable shape, sudden appearances and disappearances.||8/5/09|
And here’s the posting:
Monday, February 08, 2010
Tonopah, Arizona – July 1, 2009 – 10:30 PM (report unedited): While in the desert near the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, the main witness and some friends saw a very large triangle shaped UFO. They were driving down a dirt road and saw a bright flashing light. They had seen objects in the area before and their intentions were to look for UFO’s. According to the witnesses, people that live in this area have been chased in their cars and seen objects on a regular basis. They went off the road behind some mountains, and no sooner had they come around the mountain they saw the large flashing light. All of them were scared but, at the same time, curious.
The main witness friend’s girlfriend was crying and telling them to turn around; they got within 2 to 300 yards from the light. It was the size of three football fields, triangular in shape, and had windows around it. It was about 3 stories tall, and about 30 feet off the ground, they flashed their lights and it flashed back, in the same sequence of flashes. The main witness and his friend, James, got out of the car and walked closer. The closer they got, the better they could make out what was standing in the windows. They could see small big headed aliens, and then 7 to 9 foot tall aliens, they based this on the size of the windows. Some of the windows they could see through, the other windows were dark, but then the dark windows, cleared up one by one, and as they went clear more and more aliens appeared on the windows. James was supposedly videotaping the whole time. The main witness was terrified but excited at the same time.
They walked closer and had to stop because the heat coming from the craft was so intense. The craft hovered and then landed. A large panel at the bottom of the craft opened and two aliens proceeded to walk out. This absolutely terrified the witnesses, but they couldn’t move or talk. The main witness remembers trying to scream and run but they couldn’t move or talk. Two others were in the car honking the horn, and screaming for them to come back, but they couldn’t respond or move.
The aliens walked up to within 20 feet of them. One of them was very thin and tall, about 8-9 feet, the other one was about 3-4 feet tall. The witnesses stood there in amazement, shocked because they couldn’t move or speak. Then calmness came over them and the aliens began speaking to them telepathically, they were saying not to be scared that they were not going to harm them. This “conversation” went on between the 4 of them for 15-20 minutes. They said they were here to help us, so that we would not destroy our planet, and that there was a horrible event coming soon, that it had to be stopped. One of the witnesses asked if it was something like ‘9/11’ and they said that it was bigger and that it would come from the Middle East. The main witness then thought to himself that he had been in this situation before and the tall alien heard his thoughts and repeated his name and said that yes, he had been visited before when he was 6 years old in Deming, New Mexico. He had been in the desert exploring and they had talked to him then. He had blocked that out, but it all suddenly came back, they said they knew they were coming and wanted them to warn people about global warming and what was to come if they didn’t take start taking care of our planet. Visions of disaster then entered their heads, as if to show them what was to come.
The taller alien then walked closer, and held his hand. He was no longer scared, neither was his friend, James. They said that they would see them again soon and to warn people about ‘saving our planet’. Supposedly James was recording the whole time. The aliens then returned to the craft and it was gone in a split second. When the craft left they both felt weak, but managed to make their way back to the car, when they got there the occupants of the car, Heather and Jamie, were not crying anymore they just hugged the witnesses.
For a minute the car would not start and suddenly it just turned on by itself. As they started to drive away three military helicopters appeared and began shining their lights on the witnesses. Then two military Hummers showed up and chased the witnesses. They tried to avoid the Hummers but were told over a speaker to pull over or they would be forced to shoot at them. They pulled over and military personnel surrounded their vehicle.
Two men dressed in black opened the door and asked them to get out. One of them looked familiar to the main witness. He asked the witnesses to get out and both questioned them, while the military personnel searched the car. They asked them what they had seen, how long they had been there and if they had had any contact with the alien ship. One of the soldiers then found the video camera. The men in black reviewed it and told the witnesses they were not to speak of this, they then confiscated the camera and took the main witness with them. The other 3 witnesses asked where they were going and they told them not to worry about it. He left with them and they questioned him further. He kept staring at one of the men since he looked familiar. They then dropped him off on the I-10 highway near Tonopah Joe’s restaurant. There he was later picked up by his friends.
The following article was posted by Peter Watts at http://www.rifters.com/crawl at No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons (Re-reloaded) on 11/22/09, and has been named one of the top fifty scientific articles of 2009. But don’t let that keep you from reading. Peter Watts understands the most cryptid of beasts, the Human.
Images and captions mine)
“Look. They’re ‘vertsives! It’s in their logo!”
I’m going to make a bit of an exception today. There were other newsworthy items after my heart (Jason Stackhouse — yes, you read that right — sent me an intriguing link on insect intelligence, and who could resist the creation of the first cat-based AI?). But I’ve decided instead to weigh in on this UCR e-mail hack that’s got the climate-change denialists wetting themselves so gleefully.
I rarely mention climate-change issues in the ‘crawl because I like to reserve these pixels for cool stuff, cutting edges that may or may not pan out, findings of interest (and frequently, of contention). Anthropogenic Climate Change hasn’t qualified for years; the science is settled, the effect is real, and the only uncertainty among the folks who actually know their shit is whether we’re in for a bad ride or a downright catastrophic one. The “debate”, such as it is, is political and entirely dishonest at its heart. Climate-change skeptics like to portray themselves as a feisty rebel alliance speaking truth to power, up against a colossal green propaganda machine calling all the shots— a little like the way Glen Beck and Bill O’Reilly like to portray US Christians as an endangered species. Anyone familiar with the Bush administration’s environmental censorship of NASA, the EPA, and its own military knows how ridiculous that is. I have better things to do than research every objection raised by (as Bruce Sterling calls them) shortsighted sociopathic morons who don’t want to lose any money. (I would recommend How to Talk to a Climate Change Skeptic, however, to anyone who does want to fit a couple of denialists in between the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Birthers lined up on their stoops. It addresses all the usual canards, from warming-stopped-in-1998 right out to global-warming-on-Pluto.)
“Haitians are the root of all Climate Change. And they were smitten”
I also generally avoid going on about stuff that’s already getting a lot of press elsewhere; if you saw it on slashdot, boingboing, or the NY Times I’ll be giving it a pass unless it’s really central to my current interests, simply because the blogosphere will already be writhing with opinions on the subject and mine has probably been better put by someone with better insight.
Now. In what can hardly be a coincidence, just a few weeks before the Copenhagen summit the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia got hacked. The sixty-odd megabytes of confidential e-mails that ended up littering the whole damn internet either a) blew the lid off a global conspiracy to fake the global warming crisis, or b) lay there in a big sludgy pile of boring communications about birthdays, conference meet-ups, and whether or not Poindexter over at Cal State was going to be allowed into the tree fort this year. Judging by the criteria I described at the top of the post, I should just stick my fingers in my ears and hum loudly until the current shitstorm abates.
But I’m not going to. Not this time.
I haven’t read all 62MB. I’ve read hardly any of it, in fact. I’m familiar with the money shots: the “Nature trick” used to “hide the decline” (and sorry folks, anybody who’s ever run a residual analysis knows there’s nothing nefarious about the word “trick” in this context. Besides, climatologists need hookers same as Republicans). I’ve read the e-mail-deletion thread, seen quotes that decry evil denialists and call for the censure of skeptic-friendly journal editors. The very conditions under which these e-mails were released makes it entirely plausible that some of them were forged; but at least some of the more controversial bits have been verified as legitimate by their authors. I don’t have much to say about any of that; maybe it’s all real, maybe it’s been spiked, none of it compromises the overwhelming weight of evidence in favor of anthropogenic climate change. Whatever.
No, what I want to address here is the attitude of the scientists, and how that relates to the way science actually works.
I keep running into recurring commentary on the snarkiness of the scientists behind these e-mails. They’re really entrenched, people seem surprised to note. Got a real siege mentality going on, speak unkindly of the skeptics, take all kinds of cheap shots unbecoming of the lab coat. These people can be downright assholes.
No shit, Sherlock. I was a scientist myself for the longest time, and the people I’d gladly drop into a vat of nitric acid start with the Pope and go all the way down to anyone who voted for Stephen Harper’s conservatives.
The apologists have stepped up, pointed out that these were private conversations and we shouldn’t expect them to carry the same veneer of civility that one would expect in a public presentation. “Science doesn’t work because we’re all nice,” remarked one widely-quoted NASA climatologist. “Newton may have been an ass, but the theory of gravity still works.”
No. I don’t think he’s got it right. I don’t think most of these people do.
Science doesn’t work despite scientists being asses. Science works, to at least some extent, because scientists are asses. Bickering and backstabbing are essential elements of the process. Haven’t any of these guys ever heard of “peer review”?
(Note: This is peer review. Your ass is in boat #2 -TMC)
There’s this myth in wide circulation: rational, emotionless Vulcans in white coats, plumbing the secrets of the universe, their Scientific Methods unsullied by bias or emotionalism. Most people know it’s a myth, of course; they subscribe to a more nuanced view in which scientists are as petty and vain and human as anyone (and as egotistical as any therapist or financier), people who use scientific methodology to tamp down their human imperfections and manage some approximation of objectivity.
But that’s a myth too. The fact is, we are all humans; and humans come with dogma as standard equipment. We can no more shake off our biases than Liz Cheney could pay a compliment to Barack Obama. The best we can do— the best science can do— is make sure that at least, we get to choose among competing biases.
That’s how science works. It’s not a hippie love-in; it’s rugby. Every time you put out a paper, the guy you pissed off at last year’s Houston conference is gonna be laying in wait. Every time you think you’ve made a breakthrough, that asshole supervisor who told you you needed more data will be standing ready to shoot it down. You want to know how the Human Genome Project finished so far ahead of schedule? Because it was the Human Genome projects, two competing teams locked in bitter rivalry, one led by J. Craig Venter, one by Francis Collins — and from what I hear, those guys did not like each other at all.
This is how it works: you put your model out there in the coliseum, and a bunch of guys in white coats kick the shit out of it. If it’s still alive when the dust clears, your brainchild receives conditional acceptance. It does not get rejected. This time.
Yes, there are mafias. There are those spared the kicking because they have connections. There are established cliques who decide what appears in Science, who gets to give a spoken presentation and who gets kicked down to the poster sessions with the kiddies. I know a couple of people who will probably never get credit for the work they’ve done, for the insights they’ve produced. But the insights themselves prevail. Even if the establishment shoots the messenger, so long as the message is valid it will work its way into the heart of the enemy’s camp. First it will be ridiculed. Then it will be accepted as true, but irrelevant. Finally, it will be embraced as canon, and what’s more everyone will know that it was always so embraced, and it was Our Glorious Leader who had the idea. The credit may not go to those who deserve it; but the field will have moved forward.
Science is so powerful that it drags us kicking and screaming towards the truth despite our best efforts to avoid it. And it does that at least partly fueled by our pettiness and our rivalries. Science is alchemy: it turns shit into gold. Keep that in mind the next time some blogger decries the ill manners of a bunch of climate scientists under continual siege by forces with vastly deeper pockets and much louder megaphones.
As for me, I’ll follow the blogs with interest and see how this all shakes out. But even if someone, somewhere, proves that a handful of climatologists deliberately fudged their findings — well, I’ll be there with everyone else calling to have the bastards run out of town, but it won’t matter much in terms of the overall weight of the data. I went running through Toronto the other day on a 17°C November afternoon. Canada’s west coast is currently underwater. Sea level continues its 3mm/yr creep up the coasts of the world, the western Siberian permafrost turns to slush. Swathes of California and Australia are pretty much permanent firestorm zones these days. The glaciers retreat, the Arctic ice cap shrinks, a myriad migratory species still show up at their northern destinations weeks before they’re supposed to. The pine beetle furthers its westward invasion, leaving dead forests in its wake— the winters, you see, are no longer cold enough to hit that lethal reset button that once kept their numbers in check.
I could go on, but you get my drift. And if the Climate-Change Hoax Machine is powerful enough to do all that, you know what?
They deserve to win.
Peter Watts is a reformed marine biologist living in Toronto, Canada.
He is the author of the acclaimed Rifters Saga, comprising STARFISH, MAELSTROM,
BEHEMOTH: B-MAX, and BEHEMOTH: SEPPUKU.
Courtesy, J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies
The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies from Chicago has published a map of UFO sightings in the US. It indicates the number of UFO reports per 100.000 people by county in the continental US. Some observations:
• There is a marked difference in levels of UFO visitation between the eastern and western halves of the continental US. Apparently, extraterrestrials like it out west (seems that L.O.W.F.I. is certainly in the right place!).
• Marked exceptions to this rule are hotspots in northern Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, clusters in the Florida panhandle, SE, SW and panhandle of Texas, a cluster around the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and a small but interesting cluster encompassing areas of West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Any cool statisticians willing to analyze the above?
• Obvious hot spots of UFO activity are concentrated in the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, the three coastal states and Nevada.
Note: As described, this map is arranged to show data organized by incident per 100k, and by counties. Counties “Back East” tend to be much smaller than their western counterparts.
This can skew your view, a bit. If you live east of the Mississippi, look closer! What’s with that cool county in Georgia? Tennessee? Right there in River City?
I feel a research burst coming on… see you in a few weeks.