Saturday, May 14, 2011

John Keel, March 25, 1930 – July 3, 2009 

Saturday Morning EDT/
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The Universe is Crumbling All Around Us Update

Presented with the illuminating comments of  the great Fortean, John Keel

Fort was not against the astronomers. He was amused by them. But the other sciences are just as amusing. Archaeologists have been busy burying more things than they dig up... ignoring everything that doesn't fit into their theories. For example, they tell us that North America was uninhabited by anyone except Indians before the Europeans arrived. They overlook all the stone towers and structures found all over this continent (including miles of paved roads) when the Pilgrims arrived. Fort cataloged all kinds of metal objects from swords and axes to coins that have been found and dated as pre-Columbian. Somebody was mining ore and coal in this country, and pumping oil in Pennsylvania before Columbus set sail. Rather than tussle with the problem of identifying those mysterious North Americans, the archaeologists have chosen to ignore these artifacts. - Disneyland of the Gods

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia has been enlisted by what remains of the SETI program to search for radio emissions coming from 86 "Earth-like planets" identified by NASA's Kepler telescope reports the Sidney Morning Herald. The chances of success are remote. I suspect the time window during which intelligent life uses radio waves for communication is a short one. I suspect the chance that intelligent life is on any of those planets is slim. I suspect that the chance that there is intelligent life on one of those planets in the short time period radio waves may be used for communication which are now reaching Earth is vanishingly small. The game is fixed.

It is almost as if scientists want to say:

"See! Nothing going on out there!"

Andrew Siemion, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley was quoted in the story:

"Our search employs the largest fully steerable radio telescope on the planet, and the most sensitive radio telescope in the world capable of undertaking a SETI search of this kind,'' Siemion said.
''We will be looking at a much wider range of frequencies and signal types than has ever been possible before,'' he added, describing the instrumentation as ''at the very cutting edge of radio astronomy technology''.

This is like saying they are using cutting edge technology to detect horses and buggies on these planets.

Kenneth Arnold, the private pilot whose sighting on June 24, 1947, set off the first modern flying saucer scare, quietly investigated UFOs in depth for years, and then in 1955 he, too, issued public statements expressing his belief that the objects were actually some form of living energy and were not necessarily marvelous spaceships. -Why UFOs? Operation Trojan Horse, 1970

Annie Jacobsen in her new book,  Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, has come up with a new explanation of Roswell. It was a Soviet plot to cause fear and panic in the USA.  Josef Stalin, with the assistance of Dr. Mengele, supplying mutant children to pose as aliens, arranged the crash. Nice one Annie. Disinformation is alive and well.

History prefers fantasy to fact. Legend endures while truth coughs up blood which dries and fades. We prefer to teach our children that Christopher Columbus was a hero and have buried his glaring faults. We choose to pass on the nonsense that the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871 was ignited when Mrs. O'Leary's discontented cow kicked over a lantern, and we forget that that fire was actually caused by a gigantic still-unexplained fireball which swept low across the skies of several states, destroying dozens of communities and creating a kind of death and havoc which would not be seen again until the great fire raids of World War II.-  Why UFOs? Operation Trojan Horse, 1970

Benjamin Radford's "Bad Science" column mocks the belief in djinns and black magic in Iran and the rest of the Muslim world. Mr. Radford predictably takes this stance since he is a man who believes in Nothing, not that there is anything wrong with that. 
 It seems several close advisors of Iran's  President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been denounced and arrested by mullahs for consorting with djinns and resorting to black magic according to the Guardian UK:
Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).
Ayandeh, an Iranian news website, described one of the arrested men, Abbas Ghaffari, as "a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds".
The arrests come amid a growing rift between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei which has prompted several MPs to call for the president to be impeached.

It is easy to disparage seemingly irrational beliefs in unseen things that have persisted for thousands of years. It is even easier to revile the works of religious fanatics. The word djinn itself means in Arabic, beings or things concealed or covered in darkness. So one can always attribute bad luck, sickness and disaster to the djinn. 
I am not prepared to comment on the reality of the djinn. But I do find it interesting that the President of Iran, who has been demonized by the West is now indirectly accused of consorting with demons by the religious establishment of his country. 

In Mexico there are stories of the ikals, tiny black men endowed with the powerof flight who live in caves and kidnap humans. In India the giant bird known as the Garuda is an important part of the mythology. The gods Vishnu and Krishna traveled around the heavens on the back of a great Garuda. North American Indians have extensive legends about the Thunderbird, a huge bird said to carry off children and old people. It was accompanied by loud noises, hums, buzzes and, apparently, rumbles from the infrasonic and ultrasonic levels. Known as Piasa to the Indians of the Dakotas, it was supposed to have terrifying red eyes and a long tail. - Mothman Prophecies, 1975

A chupacabra like creature has been reported in Belarus. 250 rabbits are said to be the victims:

Bites in the form of four large holes were discovered on the victims' bodies, being in the closed cages at the time of the accident.
In addition, young people, who rested in the countryside, announced that they had seen strange creature of about 1.5 meters high, moving nearby on hind limbs. According to them, the animal resemble an ostrich but with hooves, dog-like head, jaw with large teeth, gray hair, hanging in tufts, and eyes gleaming red in the dark.

Residents of Mkaomoto village in Malindi district woke up to find a goat had given birth to a kid with human features. The goat's kid has a bald head, eyes, mouth and nose similar to a human. Superstitious villagers have started talk it could be a ghost. Hundreds of residents rushed to the home of Joseph Baya at 7am to see strange creature after word spread.

With millions of people barrelling along our highways each day, it is not unexpected that Driving
Unknowns (DUNKs) are becoming more and more common. The UFO literature is now filled with
reports of the strange things that happen to people in automobiles. A majority of our monster and
tall, hairy humanoid reports come from solitary motorists, usually those driving alone along country roads late at night. In the average account, the car passes around a bend in the road and suddenly happens upon a landed UFO or a monster shuffling across like a chicken seeking the other side. Many of the classic episodes in the UFO annals began in this way. Add to this the growing number of stories of witnesses who innocently stopped to aid what appeared to be a fellow motorist in distress, only to be suddenly attacked by Men In Black types who grimly warn them to keep quiet about something they saw previously. It is easy to conclude that driving can really be 
hazardous to your health.-  Disneyland of the Gods

Oh yes, let us look at the situation in Japan.
TEPCO proclaimed that a worker who collapsed and died at Fukushima Daiichi today was not poisoned by radiation. It was stated that the worker who was in his 60's probably died of a heart attack. Another source cited exhaustion. Well, it looks like they really don't know what caused the death. But they can announce that it wasn't radiation. That's exactly been the problem with TEPCO from the beginning. They are blowing wishful thinking out their asses and calling it information.
It is now established through photographic analysis that there was a meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi much more severe than previously admitted by TEPCO.
TEPCO has begun construction of a "sarcophagus" to contain radiation at plant 1. This is the plant that definitely experienced a meltdown that created a hole in the pressure vessel which allowed an enormous amount of radiation to escape.
Giant polyester sheets will be used to cover the shut down and wrecked nuclear plants at Fukushima Daiichi to contain radiation still spewing from the site according to the Wall Street Journal.
Inaccurate information from gauges in plant 1 from the beginning of the catastrophe has resulted in bad information about the seriousness of the meltdown there according to
TEPCO officials admitted on May 12 that a "meltdown" had occurred in the No. 1 reactor. Fuel rods had melted, and the molten fuel accumulated and caused small cracks at the bottom of the reactor pressure container, they said.
Until now, TEPCO officials only said that fuel rods were partially damaged and compiled a work schedule in April for restoring a stable cooling system based on that assumption.
Members of the Board of Directors of TEPCO can expect further pay cuts said Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda. More justified pay cuts of fat cats have never been imposed. But more painful sanctions are necessary as punishment for such a failure of corporate authority.

"The U.S. government is being taken over by the space people!"
This rumor spread throughout the country in 1967, an updated version of the old  devil theory. Actually it got its start in 1941 when James V. Forrestal, the  brilliant secretary of defense in the Truman cabinet, went bananas and raced  through the corridors of the Pentagon screaming, "We're being invaded and we can't stop them!" He was convinced that his phones were being tapped and some  enormous conspiracy was underway. Soon after he was placed in a hospital he  leaped out a window to his death. While the press blamed his paranoia on the  tensions of the cold war, the UFO enthusiasts knew better. Air force  Intelligence had compiled a Top Secret Estimate of the Situation following their UFO investigations in 1947-48. Their conclusion, according to the late Capt.  Edward Ruppelt, was that flying saucers were extraterrestrial. Forrestal, so the  story went, was one of the few to read that report before Air Force Chief of  Staff Hoyt Vandenberg ordered all copies destroyed, and it blew his mind. - Mothman Prophecies, 1975

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