Posts Tagged ‘envirnoment’
I’m an earthquake junkie, checking the earthquake maps throughout the day. Anyone who’s looked at the activity, whether on a daily or weekly basis, has noticed that things have been very active for awhile, including all along the west coast. Oregon has had earthquakes recently, off shore as well as inland. There was a 4.3 on the 3rd of this month 234 miles from the coastal town of Waldport.
ZenHaven reports on ’silent earthquakes’ occurring in Washington and Oregon:
Parts of Washington and Oregon are in the midst of silent earthquakes this week. You can’t feel this so-called “slow slip” quake and it doesn’t cause damage. Still, scientists want to learn more about the recently discovered phenomenon.
Little is certain so far, but there’s a possibility these deep tremors could trigger a damaging earthquake or serve as a warning bell for the Big One.
Discouraging and maybe surprising, given Portland’s, like Eugene’s counter culture vibe. But they went ahead and did it and one has to wonder.
Oregon beaches have been experiencing coyotes on the beaches for awhile now. I wrote about coyotes in the Newport area in May of 2010, for Oreogn L.O.W.F.I. I’ve heard them at night; it’s both a cool and an eerie sound to hear them so close, and right on the beach. But, like bear and deer in the area, the coyotes in human developed areas are a problem, for both humans and animals. There’s the reason why bear, deer, coyote, etc. are “infringing” in human populated areas. The animal’s habitat is being decreased, the animals move in. There are other reasons as well: for example, humans feeding wildlife, particularly bears. A Yachats, Oregon women was found guilty of feeding bears on her property; she was banned from living in the area) as I also blogged on L.O.W.F.I.
On Thursday, a five year old was bitten by a coyote on the beach in Nehalem State Park. (Nehalem is on the coast.) Wildlife authorities shot and killed the coyote; the child is undergoing a rabies shots series.
Just when one might think the case of the keening glowing metal boxes is over, well, not yet.
At the annual Yachats art fair, artist Leo D’Alessandro will present a metal box:
<span style=”font-style: italic;”>“Since the Mayan prophecy for this year of 2012 is expected to bring the dawn of a new era – a year of transformation for our planet – what better way for me to share my visions of the Mayans than with the metal box I salvaged from our beach.” </span>
<span style=”font-style: italic;”>I know the mention of having one of these mysterious boxes involved is exciting. It’s just right, I feel, to compliment my Mayan theme for the work I present this year.”</span></blockquote>
<a href=”http://www.huliq.com/10282/mayan-prophecy-shared-metal-box-42nd-annual-yachats-art-fair”>Mayan prophecy shared with metal box at 42nd annual Yachats art fair | HULIQ</a>
Tying the metal box into Mayan prophecy — wow. As an artist myself, I recognize opportunistic pretentious b.s. when I hear it. (example: his art is
Maybe I’m being too snarky. I don’t know the artist, or have seen his work. I’ll try to make it to the art show if I can.
There’s also the “hybrid” — another artist, simply named “Pam,” has made a film that contains a woman who’s told her she is a hybrid:
<i>am says the one woman claims to be a “hybrid,” and is questioned by an older local woman. Pam says she shot the “hybrid” female (someone who claims to have alien origins) slightly out of focus.</i></blockquote>
At the back of my mind limped the dark thought that all the authoritative sources cited concerning the glowing, sceeching, impervious metal boxes on Oregon coasts were covering up, or at best, dupes in a larger cover-up. I also thought that researchers, like Linda Moultan Howe, who interviewed these authorities, gave up too easily.
So the story goes, residents insist they have not seen a thing, someone made a YouTube video on how it was all a hoax, authorities deny anything strange at all. And that’s very likely.
Still, that nagging thought of a “what if” in the back of my mind. Not a “what if” as in alien from outer space, but something to do with Fukushima, and/or covert government activity. When I told Jim this story of the strange metal boxes and the seeming “no there there” aspect his immediate response was that these boxes have something to do with monitoring radiation.
Now if that’s so, it seems, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, pretty rash to go up to these boxes– for example, using them as material for ones art.
More importantly, if it’s true, the truth about the radiation levels continues to be hidden from us. Throw in distractions and disinformation about aliens, UFOs, and hoaxes, and there you have it.
Another post on my Orange Orb blog about the mysterious boxes on Oregon beaches: Stonefield, Bray’s Point. With video clip from someone who believes the whole thing is a hoax, and isn’t afraid to say so.
I’m very curious about this case of the keening boxes on Oregon beaches. For one thing, it’s an excuse for me to get out to the coast — research, you know.
I never thought for one moment that these glowing, screeching, impossible to open boxes buried deep in the sands contained aliens. Or came from UFOs.
The story goes: boxes, heavy, impervious to tools, glowing, weird noises, appearing on beaches said to be heavy with UFO activity. Who can resist a story like that? I’m interested in the story as a story, the insistence of those telling the story that there’s UFO affected activity afoot, that residents have been awakened to terrible wailing noises, and all the rest of it. Persistence in the telling is what intrigues me. ~ rest at Orange Orb.
(I was just contacted by someone who said they had seen these boxes on California beaches, and she felt that boxes she had seen are related to the ones in Oregon. I’m awaiting details.)
More reports of humming metal boxes appearing on the Oregon coast:UFO sightings reveal more strange metal boxes along coastal beaches | HULIQ
At first look it seems very likely these boxes are debris from Japan. But there is the typical “wait there’s more” anomalous elements that ties these boxes in with UFOs, at least according to the this article. Referring to the photo accompanying the article of one of these boxes at Bray’s Point, Oregon, it’s noted the boxes have been seen before:
The photograph that accompanies this report – taken during the afternoon of Feb. 8 near Bray’s Point — of yet another strange metal box stuck in the surf up is one of a possible group of a dozen or more that have been sited up and down West Coast beaches. Meanwhile, the British government also photographed similar huge metal boxes on beaches in Sri Lanka in the late 1990’s and in early 2004 and 2005. The discovery of the boxes is detailed in updated previously classified reports from the British government that document sightings of unidentified flying objects by both the military and the general public dating back to the 1950s.
According to the coastal UFO researchers, there’s been an increase in UFO sightings recently, coinciding with the boxes.
The boxes are heavy — “not movable” — ring, or hum, glow, and coincide with UFO sightings.
While I have no idea what these are of course, it seems irresponsible to go up to these boxes and touch them or attempt to move them.
Found this on the Eugene Craigslist. A report of a UFO sighting, posted Dec. 21. Location: 18th and Pearl, which is approximately two miles from me. Impossible to say if this is valid, a prank, or what, but here it is:
I just saw a UFO hovering over South Eugene. It appeared around 10:30 PM. I was driving to the store this evening and when I turned on to 18th I saw a bright light hovering just above me, very close, extremely bright. I stopped my car and watched it bobble back & forth a bit. It was very bright and made no sound. It hovered in small circles for about 5 min. and then the light slowly dimmed. After it dimmed I could see a black silhouette moving slowly away until it disappeared. After it was gone I stopped someone walking who had also seen it and was just as amazed as I was. THIS IS NO WAY THIS WAS A PLANE OR A HELICOPTER. Did anyone else see this from another angle? or catch anything else?
* Location: 18th & Pearl
* it’s ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
People feed the birds bread, popcorn, and junk food, which is very bad for the birds. Very bad. Please don’t do it.
Sharnelle Fee, director of state department’s Wildlife Center of the North Coast, said she has treated pelicans who have eaten hot dogs, doughnuts, potato chips and even chicken bones.
“When you have a hungry pelican, they’re going to eat anything you put in front of them,” Fee said. “These kinds of foods can actually kill them.”
Scientists advise people to avoid feeding any wildlife, but they are particularly strident in their appeals about pelicans because the availability of human food may be encouraging them to stay on the north coast during the winter instead of heading south to their Baja California breeding grounds.
The article also notes that the brown pelicans have been hanging around on the Oregon coast (we saw some a couple of years ago in November in Yachats) and they don’t know why that is. Climate changes/global warming wouldn’t have anything to do with it I suppose…