Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’
At long last, the annual UFO conference line-up in McMinnville has been announced. And it’s a good one! George Knapp, my favorite “MSM” UFO reporter and C2C host, will be a presenter. As will Nick Pope, Linda Moultan Howe, and abductee/contactee Jim Sparks.
We’re already booked, but I was sad to find Comfort Inn booked solid, so we ended up in another chain motel, one which does not have the best of reviews. Staying at Hotel Oregon got old — while their rooftop bar is wonderful, and the place itself worth visiting for its overall joyful vibe and neat artwork everywhere, staying in their cramped rooms is not for me. Sharing a bath with someone was not a good experience either; creepy sloppy drunks hogging up the bathroom, making all kinds of noise, and leaving it a mess — gross. And management didn’t give a damn. Service was surreal — one wait person, a woman, actually said to us “Do you want to make something out of it?” when we complained about the half hour wait and cold — I mean, ice cold — food. Oh well. Still a good place to hang out and have one of their great beers.
Back to the conference. Looking forward to this one! We didn’t go last year, first one we missed in about five years. So am glad to know I’ll be returning this year.
For info on the UFO Fest visit link.
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.
(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.
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…
State vs. Feds. Gil Gilberston, Josephine county sheriff, has written a 13 page document concerning the feds and their legal limits concerning power and general rights trampling. Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State :
This a “must read” for anyone concerned about infringements against the 10th Amendment and federal encroachments in general – like road closures, Wild Lands and Monument designations, mining and other resource uses. In other words, this is for anyone and everybody with an interest – no matter how casual — in accessing the public lands, either as a “resource user” (a rancher or miner) or simply a casual vacationer who enjoys weekend camping.
“If you’d told me two years ago that I would be writing such a document, I would have probably walked away from you shaking my head,” the sheriff notes in the introduction.
“This paper is a result of a clash with the federal [U.S. Forest Service] law enforcement in this county, from citizens complaining of what can only be described as harassment and violations of their rights,” he explains. “The first time I approached the USFS the door closed regarding any discussion. The USFS advised me to file a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. “
And I missed it! Damn, hate it when that happens. Right here in Eugene, or, technically, not Eugene proper but Junction City, 12 miles from here. Man sees many colored lights in the sky. Comments at the site include someone from Cottage Grove, about 30 miles to the south, who had a sighting. More here.