Pilot Bob Richards has done it again. On December 30, he legally skirted the edge of Area 51 and with high-powered photographic equipment and cooperation from the weather, snapped a new photo of the famous top-secret military base. Many are unaware that it is still possible to legally fly along the borders of the extensive Nevada Test and Training Range which is home to both Area 51 and the Tonopah Test Range Airport. However, the distance is still far enough to require high-end photography equipment, camera stabilization, and excellent weather conditions to get a good pic. So what do we learn from the new high-res photo? First, somebody forgot to close the hanger door. Looks like a new hanger at the base of the runway. An unusual circular launch pad,
This week’s Coronavirus bill starts a 180-day countdown for full UFO disclosures to the nation from USA’s defense agencies.
Not many people noticed it because it was tucked away in a "committee comment", an attachment to the 5,593-page bill that automatically becomes a part of the legislation. The $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief package was signed by President Trump on 12/27/2020. The verbiage says the bill: "Directs the [director of national intelligence], in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies… to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena." This is a stunning development. The resulting report must address all "airborne objects that have not been identified" and must provide a detailed analysis of each sighting including whether or not the object could
It was beginning to seem like a hoax, a jumbled mess of nonsense characters with no true meaning. But This week, the Zodiac serial killer's infamous "340 Cipher" has finally been cracked. The cipher was one of several sent in a letter to the S.F. Chronicle in November 1969 from the Zodiac, the serial killer who killed five people in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1968 and 1969. He has never been caught. David Oranchak, a 46-year-old web designer from Virginia has been working with a group to crack the code since 2006. In an interview on Friday, he told reporters, "We’ve been sitting on the solution since last Saturday. When I first started looking at the Zodiac ciphers all those years ago, I thought, ‘Oh, I
Future contracts for water will appear on the markets for the first time in history. Future contracts are tied to the spot price of water and let investors bet on the price of water as the value of the precious resource goes up and down due to climate change. Water will join gold, oil, and other commodities being traded on Wall Street with contracts financially settled just like any other futures contract. Contracts will each represent 10 acre-feet of water, equal to about 3.26 million gallons. Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products, explained why the water futures contracts were being issued: "With nearly two-thirds of the world's population expected to face water shortages by 2025, water scarcity presents a growing risk
UAP from Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) report This UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) image has been circulating around U.S. intelligence agencies. The photo dates back to 2018 when it was distributed in an intelligence report from the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) official unit that investigates UAP sightings. The photo came by way of Tim McMillan, the Popular Mechanics writer that first broke the news about the Pentagon's continuation of a UFO task force in 2012. McMillan says the photo came from a "defense official who has been verified as being in a position to have access to the UAPTF’s intelligence reports". McMillan says the photo's authenticity was confirmed by there additional sources. According to the report, a military pilot encountered
Heaven’s Gate – the cult that killed themselves in order to board a waiting UFO hiding behind a comet.
Who were Heaven's Gate? Applewhite’s family could understand how the man they knew - a friendly, happy, caring Christian and devoted husband and father of two - could walk away from everything to found a cult. But that's what Marshall Applewhite did. And not just any cult. Heaven’s Gate was strange even among the bizarre New Age beliefs that were popularized in the 1970s — a time when a generation of free spirits were leaving the conventional behind to find themselves. For one, Heaven’s Gate was the first cult to go hi-tech. It had a website before most traditional businesses did, and its beliefs were meticulously spacey, involving aliens, UFOs, and talk of ascension to the “next level.” Visitors to the website were not quite sure if what
New Nazca "Cat" found in Peru's Nazca Desert. Scientists have uncovered a new geoglyph in the famous Nazca desert in Peru. it's a 120-foot long cat. The drawing is estimated to be about 2,000 years old. The drawing was discovered by accident during construction of a new lookout point called the Mirador Natural. The construction team barely noticed the outline of a cat on the nearby hill. Johnny Isla, Peru's chief archaeologist for the Nazca lines said, "It's quite striking that we're still finding new figures, but we also know that there are more to be found." The Nazca lines are a series of massive elaborate etchings on the surface across the Nazca desert. They were believed to have been created between 500 BC and 500 AD but removing the
Forrest Fenn’s $1 million treasure that he hid more than a decade ago has been found in the Rocky Mountains ending a chase pursued by hundreds of thousands of people.
I wrote about the Forrest Fenn treasure back in 2015 and even discussed some of the details with Forrest himself but even I was not really sure it was more than a hoax. Today however, we know the story is real. The famed art and antiquities collector has confirmed that a treasure hunter "from the East" has found the $1 million treasure he hid in 2010. Fenn did not reveal where the treasure was found, only that it was found in the wilderness in the Rocky Mountains "a few days ago". The treasure was confirmed by Fenn through a photograph the man sent him. The lockbox Fenn filled with treasure is a treasure itself – it dates to about 1150 AD. It measures 10x10x5, weighs 42
After nearly two decades, police in Long Island have identified the Long Island serial killer's sixth victim, known until now as Jane Doe #6, using genetic genealogy technology. The victim was Valerie Mack. Mack went missing in 2000. She was 24-years-old and worked as an escort in Philadelphia. Her partial remains were found that same year in a wooded area off Halsey-Manor Road in Manorville. A year later, her dismembered remains were found along Ocean Parkway in Gilgo Beach.
China’s doctors fear the coronavirus may be mutating in a manner that could drastically increase infections and make spreading harder to contain.
Bloomberg reported today that Chinese doctors are seeing a concerning, new behavior in coronavirus infections. A new cluster of cases on the northeast region suggest the pathogen may be changing in ways that could complicate efforts to stamp it out. Patients in the northern provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang are carrying the virus for extended periods before showing symptoms. The asymptomatic behavior seen with coronavirus is believed to be one of the reason the virus spreads so easily. Qiu Haibo, one of China's top critical care doctors said on state television: "Patients in the northeast also appear to be taking longer than the one to two weeks observed in Wuhan to develop symptoms after infection, and this delayed onset is making it harder for authorities to catch cases
The Argentine black and white tegus is a 4-foot-long reptile. It has been spotted in at least two counties in Georgia. The Orianne Society said, “Tegus seen in Georgia can and should be shot on sight." "These large lizards are voracious predators that have been found consuming a variety of natural wildlife in the longer-established Florida populations." The reptiles are believed to have been established from escaped pets. The creatures grow to 4-foot and weigh more than 10 pounds. They eat small animals and are especially fond of eggs which makes them dangerous to protected species. The reptiles had been sighted in southern Georgia before but it was generally believed they would not establish themselves in that environment.
Police in Louisville, Kentucky severely botched a no-knock search warrant - and the mistake was costly. Police forced their way in surprising the woman and her boyfriend who thought the police were burglars. Police with the Louisville Metro Police Department say they "announced their presence as police officers who were there with a search warrant" but were met with return fire when they entered the home. However, the warrant they were were granted was a no-knock warrant that does not require the police identify themselves. The man, 27-year-old "Walker", says he and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, were asleep in their bedroom and woke when the door burst in. He says they thought the police were robbers and he grabbed a nearby gun. He fired at
Five surfers drown in Netherlands after becoming caught up in bizarre “avalanche-like” thick sea foam.
Five experienced surfers drown in the Netherlands on Tuesday after surfing in stormy weather at a popular beach in Scheveningen, a suburb of The Hague. According to officials, the storm whipped up unusually thick sea foam in the North Sea from which the surfers could not escape. The Dutch Coast Guard was called to the scene. Three people were pulled from the water but two drowned. Two more bodies washed up on the shore later that day. A fifth body was seen floating in the waters before drifting out of reach. The excessively thick layer of sea foam drifted on the North See waters near the beaches, pushed near the shore by stormy winds. Officials said the condications created "avalance-like" sea foam along the coast. Surfers said
FBI accidentally releases name of US-based Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 attacks.
It has been one of the most sensitive secrets surrounding the Sept. 11 terror attacks - the identity of a Saudi Embassy official in Washington D.C. who officials believe directed support for the al-Qaida hijackers. The name was accidentally revealed in a FBI legal declaration in response to a lawsuit brought by families of 9/11 victims seeking to obtain the name of the Saudi government officials complicit in the terrorist attacks. Family members say the revelation marks a major breakthrough and shows the FBI believed there was a link between the hijackers and the Saudi Embassy in Washington. Brett Eagleson, a spokesman for the 9/11 families, said, This shows there is a complete government cover-up of the Saudi involvement. It demonstrates there was a hierarchy of
A large piece of Chinese space debris fell from space yesterday after passing over much of the United States. The debris was a 18-metric-ton core stage from the Long March 5B rocket that China launched on May 5, 2020. The trajectory of the debris passed over Los Angeles and New York before landing off the coast of West Africa just 15 minutes after passing over the US East Coast. The piece is the largest piece of uncontrolled space debris to re-enter the atmosphere since 1991.