Thursday, June 30, 2011

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Cleveland Crack Remains A Mystery!

It's about 2 inches wide and just as deep, stretching from Ontario to East Sixth Street and running the length of the new Medical Mart construction.

Fear of the unknown may run much deeper. The point man for Medical Mart construction, Jeff Appelbaum, says he can't say yet what the cause of the crack is or what the contributing factors are. Appelbaum isn't passing on or shouldering the blame, but the construction team is investigating the cause. Appelbaum says the excavation is supported by a massive dirt mound and earth anchors on the north side of St. Clair Avenue. Still, the street split this seam.

"We're monitoring for movement in the street. We're monitoring to see if there is movement in the wall of the excavation," Applebaum said. "If there has been movement it's not visible to the naked eye. So if you look at the excavation, you wouldn't see any movement." The city is taking it seriously enough to close the north side of the street and allow only eastbound traffic through. Three police officers are keeping a close eye on the crack and a closer eye on those who get near it. Until the experts can determine what is causing the street to split, Appelbaum says the priorities are to maintain traffic flow and ensure the street stay protected. They expect to get to the root of the problem here in the next 72 hours. In the meantime, construction continues on schedule.
WATCH: St. Clair crack remains a mystery.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Hundreds of Fish in South Georgia?!

Drought conditions are being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of fish at Radium Springs in south Georgia.

Authorities say the creek that normally connects Radium Springs to the Flint River is dry, and the water level is so low that fish don't have enough oxygen to survive. WALB-TV reports that the natural spring is usually 24 feet deep. Authorities say levels have dropped at least four feet, and all the fish have been pushed into one small area. Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Supervisor Rob Weller says hundreds of fish have died, including large mouth bass, blue gill and gar. Radium Springs is one of 15 major springs around Albany. State officials say that without rain, more of them could see the same problems as Radium Springs. - NBC 11 Alive.

MYSTERY: Symbol of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - UFO, Star Gate, Ballistic Missile, Exploding Ball Seen Over Hawaii?!

I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I am living everyday in the Fox television series Fringe, where I am constantly bombarded with a deluge of weird weather and aerial anomalies. The latest installment in this pervasive and seemingly perpetual slideshow of events occurred in Hawaii.

Footage of this incredible bubble-like burst of light in the night sky was captured by cameras at an astronomical observatory in Hawaii. Sky watchers have been flooding internet forums with speculation about the burst, filmed by a webcam mounted on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea. Captured in time-lapse footage, the glowing sphere takes several minutes to expand until it virtually fills the frame - then it vanishes as mysteriously as it appeared. Theories as the cause of the mysterious luminous sphere have ranged from the opening of an inter-dimensional portal to the future to a battle between two alien starships. But the most likely explanation is that is shows a U.S. Minuteman III inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), ejecting fuel as it enters the upper reaches of the Earth's atmosphere. The time-lapse footage shows the night horizon filled with stars, when suddenly an ethereal arc pops into view. It rapidly expands, forming a circular shell which grows as it travels across the horizon, then fades as it fills the view. According to Discover Magazine's Bad Astronomy blog, the soap bubble-like characteristics of the light burst indicate that it has been caused by a 'sudden impulse of energy and rapid expansion of material'.

Citing online astronomy forums, Bad Astronomy reveals that a Minuteman III ICBM had been scheduled to launch from Vandenburg Air Force Base, California, three minutes before the burst was observed, at about 3:35am Hawaii time. The stars of the Cassiopeia constellation are visible in the horizon behind the burst, indicating that the webcam was pointed north-east - towards the base and the missile's probable flight path. Again citing internet forums, the blog speculates the burst could have caused by a charges in the missile's third stage detonating to kill its thrust as it arcs across the Earth. At a pre-determined moment, ports in the side of this section of the missile are blown open by explosive charges, allowing remaining fuel to be dumped fast. This rapid fuel dump cuts the missile's thrust at precisely the right time allowing the warhead to be targeted with devastating accuracy at the right spot back on the surface of the Earth. As the missile is above most of the Earth's atmosphere at this point, when the fuel gas is suddenly ejected it blows away from the missile in a perfect sphere - which could explain the bubble-like characteristics of the light. For this explanation, the timing seems to be right. However, it is only a theory and there has not yet been any official confirmation of the claims.
- Daily Mail.
WATCH: Mysterious object over Hawaii.

EXOPOLITICAL DISCLOSURE: Argentina Creates UFO Commission!

According to Open Minds TV, on May 26, 2011, Argentina officially launched the Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena under the direction of Captain Mariano Mohaupt, with the goal of contributing in the search for a scientific and technical explanation of those aerospace phenomena which have not been identified.
Since we broke the story in our website last Friday about the creation of an official UFO Commission of the Argentinean Air Force (AAF), their press office has now posted a communiqué in the official website of the AAF, providing the basic facts and contact information for citizens to submit reports of UFO sightings. The Comisión de Estudio de Fenómenos Aerospaciales (CEFAE, which stands for Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena) also has a logo showing a man looking at a sky phenomenon over an outline of Argentina’s map. The communiqué can be accessed here and this is full translation of the text from Spanish:

ARGENTINEAN AIR FORCE: Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena Mission
“To document, analyze and study unidentified phenomena in an orderly, systematic and truthful manner by means of conventional control systems on the airspace under the National Jurisdiction.” Due to the increment of information given by the population regarding sightings of unidentified aerospace phenomena, the Chief of the General Staff of the Argentinean Air Force created the Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena through Resolution Nº 414. Its goal is to contribute in the search for a scientific and technical explanation of those aerospace phenomena which have not been identified.

The commission is composed of full time personnel of the Argentinean Air Force and specialists with a proven record in different fields of research that can contribute an invaluable support to the analysis of each field of study from different perspectives. It is fundamental for the investigation to count with true information that can describe with the highest precision the observed phenomenon, for which the collaboration of our citizenry is very important. To that end the Commission can be contacted through the email address in which we request to add to your information your personal data so that you can be contacted personally if required by the investigation.
WATCH: Argentina creates new UFO commission.

EARTH CHANGES: Tropical Storm Arlene Makes Landfall On Mexico!

Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall along Mexico's Gulf coast early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Arlene, the first named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, was moving at about 9 mph, packing sustained winds of 65 mph -- a bit under hurricane status. The storm began coming ashore near Cabo Rojo at 5 a.m. ET. "Arlene is expected to continue moving inland over Mainland Mexico today," the weather service said. "Weakening is forecast today and Arlene is expected to dissipate on Friday." Authorities in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, San Luis Potosi and Nuevo Leon braced for heavy rains. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center warned of possible flash floods and mudslides. 

"With any storm of this size, it's easy to overlook it and call it insignificant," said CNN meteorologist Chad Meyers. "The major effect with this storm will not be wind damage, but will be inland flooding from up to 12 inches of rain in the mountains of Mexico." Mexican authorities issued warnings as Arlene advanced. A hurricane warning in Mexico stretches from the eastern coastal town of Barra de Nautla north to La Cruz. Authorities have also issued a tropical storm warning from La Cruz north to La Pesca, and from Palma Sola south to Veracruz. Meyers added that while Mexico's major northeastern city of Monterrey should be just north of the maximum rainfall, Victoria "may be right in the middle of the bull's-eye."
  - CNN.

THE GREAT DELUGE: Historic Flood Waters in South Sioux City!

Crews in South Sioux City capped sanitary sewer lines Tuesday to protect a vital lift station from being overworked by floodwaters as the Missouri River continued its historic rise.

Authorities say they suspected something was amiss when one of the city's two lift stations began Monday afternoon sending an abnormally large amount of wastewater to Sioux City for treatment. South Sioux City Public Works Director Paul Nolan said the lift station near the Marina Inn and Conference Center was sending 2,000 to 2,500 gallons per minute - more than twice its normal flow - to Sioux City. Officials suspected floodwater was the culprit and fixed the problem by capping sanitary sewer lines in the flooded Scenic Park Campground, Nolan said. They also plugged lines at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA, which relocated operations to Long Lines Family Rec Center when the flooding began. "While they weren't contributing anything to that flow, we plugged those so we don't back up any wastewater into that facility," Nolan said. He said flows were back down to an acceptable range by Tuesday afternoon. The flows had been increasing gradually for some time, Nolan said, but had reached a point that crews needed to find the source so the volume didn't overwhelm the station that serves 75 percent of South Sioux City.

"It's a big part of the community," Nolan said. It wasn't the only repair crews have made in recent days. Dakota County Emergency Manager Pat Foust said contractors repaired a barrier Monday that was built to protect a utility box near West Third Street. The barrier was leaking water, but National Guard soldiers spotted the problem and it was repaired before the box was damaged, he said. The Missouri River has risen above 35 feet in Sioux City. Flood stage is 30 feet. Officials expect the high water to remain in Sioux City for the rest of the summer due to continued record discharges from dams on the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered the releases to relieve pressure from heavy rains in Western states and deep snow in the Rocky Mountains. The rate was increased last week to 160,000 cubic feet per second from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., and others, to handle runoff from heavy rains. Jody Farhat, chief of the corps Missouri River Basin Management division, said releases from Gavins Point remained at 160,000 cubic feet per second on Tuesday. Officials at the corps plan to continue that rate through mid-August.
- Sioux City Journal.
WATCH: Eyewitness capture of the Missouri River engulfing South Sioux City, taken several days ago.

MAJOR ALERT: Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Perimeter Set Ablaze!

Firefighters working against the wildfire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, N.M., have set part of the perimeter of the lab ablaze in hopes of starving the wildfire of fuel in the event it heads back toward the stash of radioactive material stored inside the lab.

After creating a blackened ring that now circles the lab, crews are betting that starting fires to stop them is a gamble that will pay off. "We are in the best shape we've been in since thing started," Chief Doug Tucker of the Los Alamos County Fire Department told ABC News. Meanwhile, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez examined some of the first air-quality tests herself Wednesday. Although they show a lot of smoke, officials expressed relief on discovering no radiation had been released. "Those results show that what we see in this fire is exactly what we see in any fire across New Mexico," laboratory Director Charles McMillan said. To ensure the accuracy of the examination, the Environmental Protection Agency brought in dozens of air monitors all across the state, along with a special airplane that takes instant radiation samples. Officials have yet to find anything amiss.

But environmental officials warn that the danger is not over. Along with what's actually on lab property, there is concern about what's in the canyons that surround the sprawling complex. Nuclear tests were performed in the canyons dating back to the 1940s; so-called "legacy contaminations." "The trees have grown up during that timeframe, and the soil can also be contaminated. If they get heated and that stuff goes air borne, then we are concerned," Rita Bates of the New Mexico Environment Department said. One graduate student armed with a Geiger counter took to YouTube to show there was no shortage of metal or radioactivity. Much of the area burned back in 2000, and no higher levels of radiation were detected then, so everyone is hoping the same holds true this time. The fire, which has burned more than 90,000 acres, has led to a mass evacuation, and the city of Los Alamos remains a ghost town. Most of its 12,000 residents were evacuated Monday, with some leaving their sprinklers on to protect their homes.
- ABC News.
WATCH: Airplane deployed to monitor air over New Mexico fire.

WATCH: Las Conchas fire burns at 90,000 acres.

WATCH: Scary moment as Los Alamos fire shows muscle.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Mudslide closes Trans-Canada Highway!

A massive mudslide has buried and closed a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia. The  massive slide came roaring down a mountainside Wednesday morning, sweeping across both east and west-bound lanes of highway one. The slide buried at least one vehicle and stopped a freight train.

It could be midnight Thursday before crews can clear a massive mudslide that has blocked the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver. At least one driver suffered minor injuries in the slide, which did not hit any homes. Tonnes of debris roared down over four lanes of the highway and a railway line at about 10:15 a.m. PT Wednesday between Chilliwack and Hope, near the Herrling Island Road exit. It left a mountain of mud measuring 3,000 square metres and several metres deep in places. Lynn Orstad of the Fraser Valley Regional District said a car was struck by the debris and rolled over twice, but the female driver escaped with only a bruised knee. Crews have checked whether any other vehicles were caught in the slide and have seen no sign of other victims so far, but admit the debris field is too deep to be certain. The debris also swamped a CN Rail line, stopping a freight train, but there was no derailment and no members of the train crew were hurt.

The RCMP said detours are in place to move traffic around the site. The woman who escaped from the car was shaking as she walked into a gas station, a cashier who works there said. "She was shaking, literally," Cindy Mackin said from the rural truck stop in Rosedale, B.C. "I actually talked to a lady who crawled out of it," Mackin said of the slide, more than 100 kilometres east of Vancouver. "She said she seen the trees coming down and she slammed on her brakes and then she seen it basically happen right in front of her." Transportation Ministry engineers and geological technicians aboard the RCMP's Air 1 helicopter are conducting a fly-over to assess slope stability and determine whether rescue operations can be resumed, police said. The RCMP has also established a command post in the area. Initially the mudslide covered the eastbound side of the highway before spreading to the westbound lanes, according to the RCMP
. - MSN Canada.

WATCH: Massive mudslide between Chilliwack and Hope.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Lightning Storms Wrecks Havoc in the UK?!

I have never ever seen so many stories about lightning strikes and lightning storms. In addition to ones I have highlighted before, here comes another out of the United Kingdom, where residents fled in terror yesterday from a block of flats that was set on fire by a bolt of lightning as storms caused chaos across Britain.

The building in Bermondsey, south-east London, was struck at around 2pm – the same time as a control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit, forcing flights to be suspended. Meanwhile, a teaching assistant escaped unhurt after he was knocked to the ground by a lightning strike at his primary school today. And tennis fans at Wimbledon were swamped by heavy rain – as were spectators watching the England vs Sri Lanka cricket match at the Oval. In Hertfordshire, a two-storey terraced home in London Colney was devastated by a lightning strike. It set the roof and two neighbouring ones ablaze and filled the upper floor with ash and rubble. It took 11 fire engines to stifle the flames. Strikes also set houses on fire in Sussex, Suffolk and Kent with one witness describing a house in Felixstowe as erupting ‘like a bomb going off’. Lightning also hit railway signals, causing serious delays to train services around the South East. It came after 33c heat yesterday also caused problems on the tracks.

Around a quarter of the average monthly total of rain fell in the region yesterday afternoon as flood alerts remained in place in parts of the Thames valley. A spokeswoman for the Met Office said 9mm fell in Cavendish, Suffolk, between 3pm and 4pm. In Bermondsey, ambulance and fire crews raced to the tower block after a blaze broke out on the 17th floor. Some 40 residents fled as smoke billowed out of the 21-storey building. One woman was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation by ambulance staff but there were no other casualties reported. London Fire Brigade said it was investigating the cause of blaze, which broke out at Lupin Point on Abbey Street in Bermondsey this afternoon. Eight fire engines were deployed when the brigade was called just before 2pm and the fire was brought under control by 3.44pm. Station manager Richard Welch said: ‘Our crews did really well to quickly gain entry into the flat where the fire started and stop the fire from spreading further than it did.’ A London Ambulance spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that we were called at 2.02pm today to reports of a fire on Abbey Street, SE1.
- Daily Mail.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DWARF STAR: Imminent Convergence - Astronauts Evacuates The Space Station To Avoid Space Junk Pieces Hurtling Towards Them!

The crew of the International Space Station was forced to evacuate today after a fast-approaching piece of space junk was detected.

The six astronauts sought refuge in two Russian Soyuz spacecraft until the debris had passed at 12.08pm GMT. Radar-tracking had identified the space junk as it hurtled towards the ISS - it ended up passing within around 820ft. Once the all-clear was given, the crew returned to their duties. Safety procedures are initiated should an unidentified object be heading in the direction of the ISS. Astronauts are instructed to head to the docked spacecraft in case a quick getaway is needed. Station commander Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Ronald Garan took shelter aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft docked to the Poisk module. Sergei Volkov, Michael Fossum and Furukawa sheltered aboard the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft docked to the Rassvet module. A Pentagon report warned last year that there is so much junk whizzing around Earth that any collision in space could cause a knock-on effect that would destroy vital communications satellites.

Earlier this year the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Nitto Seimo Co announced a plan to solve the problem by sweeping up damaged satellites and space shuttles. They will attach the thin metal net, which is several miles wide, to a satellite and then launch the pair into space. Once in orbit, the net will be released at which point it will start picking up space junk in its path during a journey that is expected to last several weeks. The net will become charged with electricity causing magnetic fields to pulled to Earth. Both the net and its contents will burn up as they enter Earth's atmosphere. The possibility of a satellite crashing into a hunk of space debris has worried scientists for years. One collision could send thousands of pieces of debris spinning out, potentially destroying other satellites. Television signals, weather forecasts, global-positioning navigation and international phone connections are just some of the services at risk. The uncontrolled chain reaction could make some orbits unusable for both commercial or military satellites, according to the U.S Space Posture Review sent to Congress in March 2010.
- Daily Mail.
Is it possible that this report is really a cover story for the cosmic disturbance coming from the dwarf star, the Sun's defensive reaction and the subsequent effects on planet Earth's magnetosphere and internal magnetic field?

EARTH CHANGES: Mexico Is Under Hurricane Watch As Tropical Storm Arlene Strengthens, First Named Storm of the 2011 Hurricane Season!

As Tropical Storm Arlene steadily chugged toward the east-central coast of Mexico Wednesday, Mexican authorities issued a hurricane watch that stretches from the country's eastern municipality of Tuxpan northward to La Cruz, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Mexico's Gulf coast was on high alert Wednesday as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season took aim at a region still recovering from the worst floods on record last year. Tropical Storm Arlene was packing sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour and heavy rains, and the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center forecast it would strengthen before making landfall early Thursday near the border of Tamaulipas and Veracruz states. "The state of Veracruz is on red alert," the region's Civil Protection director Laura Gurza told a news conference. The northeast state of Tamaulipas was on a slightly less urgent "orange" alert. Gurza said however that forecasters were expecting Arlene not to strengthen to a hurricane, but instead make landfall as a tropical storm. State-run oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) had also issued an "alert" for its facilities on the Gulf of Mexico, ensuring that safety measures were implemented for its platforms and that all transport and delivery ships were secured.

Arlene was some 150 miles (240 kilometers) east of the town of Tampico at 5:30 pm (2230 GMT) and churning westward at five miles (seven kilometers) per hour, the NHC said. The storm was forecast to dump between four and eight inches (10-20 centimeters) of rain over Tamaulipas and Veracruz, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches (38 centimeters) over mountainous terrain. "These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," the NHC warned in a bulletin, adding that the coastline could be battered by "large and destructive waves." The northeast coast from Barra de Nautla northward to Bahia Algones was under a storm warning, and tropical storm conditions were expected to hit the coast beginning later Wednesday. Mexico was lashed last year by what the government described as the wettest rainy season on record. Several tropical storms and hurricanes caused flooding and mudslides that left dozens of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless
. - AFP.

ICE AGE NOW: Chile Volcano Could Lead To Climate Cooling?

According a climate change scientist, the eruption of the Chilean Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain could cause a cooling in the global climatic conditions within the next two months.

The volcanic eruption in Chile has eased for the first time in more than three weeks allowing evacuated residents to return to their homes. Airborne ash from the volcano in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, which erupted on June 4, spewed an ash cloud that caused air traffic chaos around the world.  However, experts say fine ash particles could continue to affect air travel for months. Airlines, Jetstar and Qantas announced Wednesday their decision to ground flights in and out of Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown in New Zealand on Thursday. According to SERNAGEOMIN, Chile’s ministry of mining and geology, the eruption has subsided, with fewer and lower intensity tremors and earthquakes. Ashfalls, lahars, and landslides are the primary threat at the moment. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite captured the below night-time view of the volcanic complex on June 27, 2011.
In this thermal infrared image, hot areas are bright and cold areas are dark. The white feature in the centre of the image is an active lava flow. Meanwhile, Auckland-based climate change scientist Jim Salinger has claimed that if sulphur dioxide(SO2) in the plumes mixed with water it could cause some climate cooling in the next two months. “It is like putting a curtain around the hemisphere, which reflects the sunlight, and cools the air [below the ash].” Dr Salinger, who was elected President of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 2009, said the cooling effect would be barely noticeable – the tens of thousands of tonnes of sulphur units could lead to a cooling of 0.2C over two months. Chile’s chain of about 2,000 volcanoes is the world’s second-largest after Indonesia’s. Some 50 to 60 volcanoes are on record as having erupted, and more than 500 are potentially active. - Irish Weather Online.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Freak Storm & Strange Hums in Holland?!

The heavy storm which hit more southerly parts of the Netherlands on Tuesday night caused some damage, particularly around Boxmeer and Vught.

The towns were battered by winds of up to 80 kph, hail and hundreds of lightning strikes, bringing down trees, causing localised flooding and disrupting traffic.Trees on the railway track between the two towns halted train services to the south of the country. Dutch Rail has warned that train services may still not be back to normal on Wednesday morning. - Dutch News.
WATCH: Eyewitness capture of the lightning strike.

After a heavy storm I heard a strange constant rumbling, I took my camera into the front garden and filmed the grey sky, it sounded like thunder, it must have been thunder only it didn't stop for more than twenty minutes, I only managed eight minutes of film as my battery was low but the rumbling and lightning just carried on and on, the rumbling stopped but came back constantly for the next hour or so. I can honestly say I have never witnessed anything like this before. - Bazilgaz.

WATCH: Strange rumbling noises above Alkmaar, thunder without a pause for more than twenty minutes?

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Rare 'Mild' Tsunami/Tidal Surge Hits UK?!

" was pouring over the causeway like a torrent..."

A "mild tsunami" along the South West coast was probably caused by an underwater landslide, a coastal expert has said. The unusual tidal surge struck the Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire coastline on Monday morning.

There were reports of rivers changing direction, fish leaping out of water and hair standing on end due to static. Dr Mark Davidson, from the University of Plymouth, said the surge was quite a "rare" occurrence. The first reports of the event came from St Michael's Mount in Cornwall. Boatman Dave Ladner said: "The funniest thing was on the causeway all the ladies' hair was standing on end with the static. "The sea on the eastern side was probably 8ins (20cm) to a 1ft (0.3m) higher than the rest and it was pouring over the causeway like a torrent rather than just a gentle meeting in the middle." Roland Stewart from Millbrook, near Plymouth, said: "It was quite violent in a way, my dinghy was moving around with the movement of the water and I just wondered what the hell was going on.... within 15 minutes it was all over."

Amateur video footage shot on the Yealm estuary, to the east of Plymouth, shows the surge. Bob Brown was launching his dinghy at the mouth of estuary at 1015 BST, an hour after low tide when he saw the wave. He said: "The tide was coming in from left to right, all of a sudden it stopped coming in from the sea and went back the other way. "It came back at quite a force, all the boats were bobbing around. "To see a tide suddenly stop and go back the other way at four times the speed was unbelievable." He said a local landowner told him the first thing he noticed was "lots and lots of fish jumping out of the water". Dr Davidson, an associate professor in coastal processes, told BBC Spotlight: "[Surges] are quite rare and it's probably not a tidal phenomenon. "It's probably more likely to be a tsunami of some kind, obviously it's quite mild. "It's probably not due to an earthquake, which is the normal source. "It's probably more likely to be a sub-marine landslide." According to the Tidal Gauge Anomaly measure, which records the difference between the forecast tide and the actual tide, the anomaly on Monday morning in Newlyn, Cornwall was 0.2m (0.7ft), in Plymouth 0.3m (1ft) and in Portsmouth 0.4m (1.3ft). The MET Office in Exeter said it did not think anything in the weather could have caused the change in the tidal pattern. The British Geological Survey said there was no seismic activity in UK waters over the weekend.
- BBC.
WATCH: Mild tsunami strikes Cornish coast, shifting water levels 'in a flash'.

EARTH CHANGES: Lightning Strikes Kill 11 People in Nigeria?!

A couple hours ago, I featured the story of the death of 18 persons in Uganda from lightning strikes, now comes news of more deaths by these strikes, this time in Nigeria.

Eleven people were killed by lightning in two communities in northern Nigeria during torrential rains, Red Cross and local officials said Wednesday. Eight peasant farmers were killed and another 12 injured on Tuesday during a thunderstorm outside Balanga village in Gombe State, Nigerian Red Cross official Bala Ahmed told AFP. "The farmers were working on their farms when it started to rain and they sought shelter under a tree which was then struck by lightning," Ahmed said.

In a separate incident in Damaturu, the state capital, three people were struck by lightning during a downpour in a timber market, the head of the market, Abbati Muhammad, told AFP. Lightning "struck and three people who had come to buy firewood were caught in it and died on the spot", he said. Lightning strikes occur in Nigeria during the rainy season which has just begun. Last week, 24 people died in flooding in northern city of Kano following heavy rains.  Nigeria experienced severe flooding last year, which left scores dead and that affected around half a million people in two-thirds of its 36 states, according to the emergency agency, which has predicted unprecedented heavy rainfall and severe flooding this rainy season
. - Emirates 24/7.

MONUMENTAL CRISIS: African Horn in 'Worst Drought' in 60 Years!

A UN spokeswoman said on Tuesday that some areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda are seeing "one of the driest years since 1950/51," due to two consecutive years of low rainfall.

The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the UN said yesterday. More than 10 million people are now affected in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda and the situation is deteriorating, it said. "Two consecutive poor rainy seasons have resulted in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones," Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said. "There is no likelihood of improvement [in the situation] until 2012," she added. Food prices have risen substantially in the region, pushing many moderately poor households over the edge, she said.

A UN map of food security in the eastern Horn of Africa shows large areas of central Kenya and Somalia in the "emergency" category, one phase before what the organisation classifies as catastrophe/famine – the fifth and worst category. Child malnutrition rates in the worst affected areas are more than double the emergency threshold of 15 per cent and are expected to rise, Ms Byrs said. High mortality rates among children are also reported. Drought and fighting are driving ever greater numbers of Somalis from their homeland, with more than 20,000 arriving in Kenya in just the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said. It voiced alarm at the dramatic rise, noting the average monthly outflow had been about 10,000 so far this year.
- The Independent.

EARTH CHANGES: 18 Dead & 38 Injured By Lightning Strike In Uganda!

Meteorologists call for more lightning conductors as 38 children injured in same incident are admitted to hospital with burns. Eighteen schoolchildren and their teacher have been killed in a lightning strike in Uganda, police said.

The country has one of the highest rates of lightning deaths in the world and its capital, Kampala, has more days of lightning per year than any other city, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The lightning hit the victims in a classroom at a school in Kiryandongo, 130 miles north of Kampala. Another 38 children were admitted to hospital. The east African country has suffered several fatal lightning strikes in recent weeks during unseasonably heavy rains. The deaths were debated in parliament on Monday, with MPs calling on the government to come up with strategy to deal with what several termed "a crisis". "I don't know which minister is in charge of the lightning but let the government come up with a statement to inform the country on what is going on and how we can manage it," speaker Rebecca Kadaga said. Local meteorologists have criticised the government for not providing enough lightning conductors for buildings in storm hotspots.

"The 19 were killed in a single lightning strike on Monday," a police spokesman said. "They were ready to leave school but there was a heavy downpour and so they sheltered in the classroom and then, all of a sudden, it struck." Police said 15 of the 38 injured were still in hospital being treated for burns. Local media quoted medical officials in Kiryandongo predicting the death toll could rise. The state-owned New Vision newspaper said on Tuesday that at least 40 people had been killed by lightning strikes in recent weeks. The police did not give an official death toll. Many of the strikes have killed children. Three siblings aged four, six and eight were killed while sheltering under a tree on their way home from school last week and another two children were killed the week before, police said.
- The Guardian.

KILLER GERM: E. COLI Superbug - First Non-German Case In Sweden!

For the first time, a Swede with no connections to Germany has been infected with the virulent  E. coli (EHEC) enterohaemorrhagic bacteria that has claimed dozens of lives across Europe, Swedish health authorities reported on Tuesday.

“This means that the source of the infection is in Sweden, which is a lot worse, because it might mean that there is some form of infected food product in circulation that we haven’t yet identified, “ said Sofie Ivarsson, epidemiologist at the institute to news agency TT. The infected Swede comes from Skåne, in southern Sweden, and has not been traveling in Germany. Neither does he have any other known connections to anyone else who have been taken ill after visiting Germany. “All previous Swedish cases had a connection to Germany, but not this. This is a completely new case, which we identified this morning. We have not left any stones unturned and yet we have not been able to find any connection,” Ivarsson told TT. The patient fell ill in the middle of June but is now reported to be feeling better, according to the institute.

There is an ongoing investigation to find the source of the infection, but it is not yet known if it originated in Sweden or if a connection to the German outbreak will be revealed. According to the head of the institute, Johan Carlson, there are now only two alternatives. Either the Swedish man has been infected indirectly, or the source of the infection is in Sweden. "And then we have more of a problem," he told TT. The first alternative, that the man from Skåne has been infected indirectly, Carlson finds hard to believe. "Of course that could be the explanation, but it is fairly unlikely as it would mean that the infection would have travelled. No one from his family has been to Germany," he said. Which leaves alternative two - that there is an infected food product within Sweden. "And that puts us in a more serious situation than before, because more people are then likely to be infected by this aggressive version," he said.
- The Local.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Melbourne hit by "Freaky Armageddon" Fog!

A spooky fog creeping slowly across Melbourne is a rare freak of nature, the weather bureau says. The dense fog covered large sections of Melbourne and was affecting flights at Melbourne Airport.

Passengers are advised to check with their airlines or the Melbourne Airport website after a number of diversions and delays. The fog was expected to cover much of the metropolitan area tonight, after visibility was reduced to 500m at Moorabbin Airport earlier this evening. "So much fog, I can't even see if the tram is coming," one Twitter user wrote. Another tweeted that the eerie sight looked "like Armageddon rolling in". The low visibility was expected to cause traffic problems, but it is unclear whether air traffic will be affected. Victoria Police has urged drivers to "please take care driving on the Westgate Freeway and Bolte Bridge areas". "Slow down and use your fog lights as necessary," authorities said in a tweet.

Senior forecaster Dean Stewart said the dense blanket covering the city had drifted back in from Port Phillip Bay this afternoon on a light southerly wind. He said the fog had originally drifted out to sea on very light winds, but the sun and gentle breezes had been unable to properly disperse it. "Basically it's been over the bay for most of the day, and has just drifted back," he said. "It's not unprecedented. It probably happens every three years or so, when you get this combination of conditions." The bureau predicts the fog will be widespread this evening, but will disperse much more quickly tomorrow morning as a result of northerly winds
. - News Australia.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Jellyfish Shuts Down Scotland Nuclear Plant!

Masses of jellyfish entering the Torness nuclear power plant's cooling water inflow area led EDF Energy to shut both units there manually on Tuesday, the company said.

"This is temporary and the reactors will be restarted once the jellyfish situation subsides," a spokeswoman for EDF Energy said. The two 640-megawatt (MW) units in Scotland went off line on Tuesday afternoon, National Grid data showed. The presence of jellyfish, seaweed and other marine life is not uncommon at nuclear power plants, EDF Energy said. Two weeks ago, an Atlantic Grey Seal was rescued from EDF Energy's Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset after it got trapped in the inflow area chasing fish. The plant's operations were not affected. - Yahoo News.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - Blue Spiral Over Vytegra and UFO Over Saint Petersburg, Russia?!

For some time now, I have been documenting these weird aerial anomalies, spirals and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) happening in our skies all over the world. Today, I want you to have a look at the following two videos out of Russia that features a blue spiral over the town of Vytegra  in Vologda Oblast, and a UFO over Saint Petersburg.

WATCH: UFO Spiral over Vytegra.

WATCH: UFO over Saint Petersburg.

DELUGE: Heavy Rains Batter Southeast Mexico!

The torrential rains that fell in the last few hours in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, brought on by a tropical wave, abruptly halted outdoor tourist activities, caused ports to be closed to small boats and flooded much of the state.

Municipal authorities on Monday launched Operation Storm to activate contingency plans for flooded areas and safeguard those living in vulnerable districts. Maritime authorities stopped the sailing of small boats throughout the Mexican Caribbean as a preventive measure and hoisted red flags to warn bathers of the risk of powerful waves. The heavy rains and high winds brought on by the tropical wave began Saturday afternoon. Local police reports said that Saturday afternoon Fernando Perez Estrada, 48, from the U.S. state of Illinois, was drowned after rescuing his son, who had been carried out to sea by a wave. According to witnesses, the 5-year-old boy was playing in the sand very close to the water when he was swept away by a large wave, and though Fernando Perez managed to save his son, he had a fainting fit that kept him from getting back on shore and was drowned in the waves.

Emergency-management officials in Quintana Roo said that more than 50 millimeters (2 inches) of rain have fallen on the Yucatan Peninsula. The weather phenomenon is moving at 25 kph (16 mph) to the west-northwest and is expected to continue affecting the Yucutan Peninsula for the next 48 hours, “likely supporting strong showers/thunderstorms along with gusty winds when its intensity could increase as it enters the Gulf of Mexico,” according to the National Hurricane Center. Separately, some 495 homes were affected by the overflowing of a sewage canal as the result of powerful rains that lashed central Mexico over the weekend, a source in the teeming municipality of Nezahualcoyotl on the outskirts of Mexico City told Efe on Monday. On Sunday night central Mexico was hit by a downpour that lasted several hours, causing the Xochiaca drain to overflow and inundate houses with waste water in about 10 streets of the Sol neighborhood. In some homes the sewage was 60 centimeters (24 inches) deep, the source said, adding that some 4,000 people have been affected, of whom about 100 were taken to two shelters set up by the Nezahualcoyotl town council.
- Latin American Herald Tribune.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Charlbury Hill in Wiltshire!

Crop circles have been popping up like crazy in Wiltshire lately. The latest formatinon appeared at Charlbury Hill, near Hinton Parva. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 29th, 2011.

Here are two pictures of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

DELUGE: 4 Dead, 8 Missing, 10,000 Affected in Philippines Floods!

A three-hour downpour late Tuesday night up to 1 a.m. Wednesday caused rivers to overflow and flash flood up to more than 10 meters high in Davao City killing 4 persons, affecting about 10,000 residents and an estimated P5-million damage to properties.

The four confirmed dead were two children (unidentified girl around 3 to 4 years old and unidentified boy around 6 years old) and two unidentified adults, a man and a woman aged around more than 50 years old, said Mayor Duterte. On-going are the search-and-rescue operations on the eight missing persons. She said the most affected was Brgy. Matina Pangi, where homes of about 40 families were washed out by the flash flood described as “lagpas bahay” (above the roof). She added the rescued families were immediately brought to evacuation centers.

Matina river is in the said barangay. “It was not the first time that we had flash floods but last night, almost all the rivers in the city overflowed simultaneously,” Mayor Duterte said. Besides the Matina River, Davao City has Talomo River, Bago Creek, Aclihan Creek, Lybby Creek, Davao River, Taglonan River, Balo River, Lubogan River, Malogbok Creek, Daliao River, Lipadas River and Bayabas Creek. She said there’s no need yet to declare a state of calamity in the city. If there’s one immediate problem now it’s the nearly-collapsing Matina bridge. “It’s the one directly leading to the affected areas but we still have two alternative bridges,” she added. As of 5:56 a.m. Wednesday, Mayor Duterte said it’s surprising to see a sunny weather. “It’s (flash flood) like a thief in the night.”
- Newsinfo.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Allington, Devizes, Wiltshire!

Another crop circle appeared at Allington, near Devizes, Wiltshire. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 28th, 2011, the same day as the earlier one.

Here is a drawing of the pattern:

Here is a picture of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.5 Quake Hits Offshore Valparaiso, Chile!

(Click on the image for a larger view.)
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck Offshore Valparaiso, Chile at a depth of 17.5 kilometres (km) or 10.9 miles. The quake hit at 05:36:49 UTC Wednesday 29th June 2011 and was located at 33.863°S, 72.072°W. The epicentre was 94 km (59 miles) southwest from Valparaiso, Chile; 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile; 126 km (78 miles) northwest of Rancagua, Libertador O'Higgins, Chile; 138 km (85 miles) southwest of Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile.

Three hours later, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck the same area at a depth of 49.8 km or 30.9 miles at 32.242°S, 71.231°W location. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect for either earthquakes, and there are no reports of any damage as yet.

FUKUSHIMA AMERICA: LOS ALAMOS NUCLEAR CRISIS - Scientists To Check For Radiation Release As Fires Blaze Near Nuclear Complex!

Scientists have been called in to check the atmosphere around the Los Alamos National Laboratory for radioactive particles -as firefighters struggle to contain a wildfire around the nuclear weapons complex.

Fire rages near the nuclear weapons complex.
Officials stressed the deployment of the specialist teams was a 'precaution' after the bush fire burned through another 10,000 acres overnight. But the flames are at the edge of the large nuclear facility that houses 20,000 barrels of plutonium waste, in New Mexico. The laboratory, which houses some of the world's most advanced supercomputers, is also home to America's largest supply of nuclear weapons, causing firemen and residents alike to panic. Fire crews rushed to douse small fires that were flung on to the grounds by winds from the leading edge of the fire near to the city of Los Alamos, which has a population of about 12,000 people.

Officials at the laboratory, where some 15,0000 are employed, also insisted that radioactive materials stored in various spots elsewhere on the site were safe from flames. But lab personnel are monitoring the air for radionuclides and particulate matter. The lab also has monitors that can be used to check for possible radiation contamination from the fire. The New Mexico Environment Department is monitoring the air for radioactive particles and tritium using low-volume air pumps. The state is also working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the lab to get additional ground-based monitors and an airborne monitor.
- Daily Mail.
Fires seen from space.
Fires cover over 60,000 acres of land.
WATCH: Raw Video - Wildfire burns in New Mexico.

WATCH: New Mexico wildfire burns near nuclear lab.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Allington, Devizes, Wiltshire!

A crop circle appeared at Allington, near Devizes, Wiltshire. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 28th, 2011.

Here is a drawing of the pattern:

Here is a picture of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.3 Quake Hits SW of Sumatra, Indonesia!

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia at a depth of 33.1 kilometres (km) or 20.6 miles. The quake hit at 04:19:42 UTC Wednesday 29th June 2011 and was located at 5.026°S, 101.918°E. The epicentre was 141 km (87 miles) southwest of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia; 218 km (135 miles) southwest of Lubuklinggau, Sumatra, Indonesia; 311 km (193 miles) southwest of Perabumulih, Sumatra, Indonesia; and 558 km (346 miles) northwest of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect and there are no reports of damage as yet.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Fonthill Down, Chicklade, Wiltshire!

A crop circle appeared at Fonthill Down, near Chicklade, Wiltshire. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 27th, 2011.

Here is a drawing of the pattern:

Here is a picture of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

FUK-U-SHIMA: Japan's Nuclear Meltdown Crisis - 34,000 Japanese Children To Get Meters Amid Radioactive Water Leaks From Plant!

Radiation meters will be distributed to about 34,000 children living in the largest city near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to monitor their exposure levels.

The decision to hand out the meters in Kawamata, Fukushima prefecture, comes amid growing concern over the safety of children as the nuclear crisis at the plant drags on, posing potential long-term health risks. City officials said Tuesday the devices, called dosimeters, will be distributed in September to children between ages four and 15 in the city, which has recorded relatively high radiation levels since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged the plant. - CBC.
Tons of radioactive water were discovered on Tuesday to have leaked into the ground from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, the latest in a series of leaks at the plant damaged in a March earthquake and tsunami, the country's nuclear watchdog said.

More than three months after the disaster, authorities are struggling to bring under control damaged reactors at the power plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo. About 15 metric tons of water with a low level of radiation leaked from a storage tank at the plant on the Pacific coast, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said it was investigating the cause of the leak which was later repaired.

Vast amounts of water contaminated with varying levels of radiation have accumulated in storage tanks at the plant after being used to cool reactors damaged when their original cooling systems were knocked out by the March 11 disaster. Dealing with that radioactive water has been a major problem for Tepco, which is trying to use a decontamination system that cleans water so it can be recycled to cool the reactors. But the system has encountered technical glitches and officials have said the water could spill into the Pacific Ocean unless the system was operating properly.
- Reuters.
More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure.

Both are about 30 to 40 km from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which has been releasing radioactive material into the environment since the week of March 11, when the quake and tsunami caused core meltdowns. "This won't be a problem if they don't eat vegetables or other products that are contaminated," said Nanao Kamada, professor emeritus of radiation biology at Hiroshima University. "But it will be difficult for people to continue living in these areas." Kamada teamed up with doctors including Osamu Saito of Watari Hospital in the city of Fukushima to conduct two rounds of tests on each resident in early and late May, taking urine samples from 15 people between 4 and 77.

Radioactive cesium was found both times in each resident. Radioactive iodine was logged as high as 3.2 millisieverts in six people in the first survey, but none was found in the second survey. The data indicate accumulated external exposure was between 4.9 and 13.5 millisieverts, putting the grand total between 4.9 to 14.2 millisieverts over about two months, they said. "The figures did not exceed the maximum of 20 millisieverts a year, but we want residents to use these results to make decisions (to move)," said Kamada.
- Japan Times.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MAJOR GLOBAL ALERT: World's Oceans In 'Shocking' Decline!

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists.

In a new report, they warn that ocean life is "at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history". They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in ways that have not previously been recognised. The impacts, they say, are already affecting humanity.

The panel was convened by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), and brought together experts from different disciplines, including coral reef ecologists, toxicologists, and fisheries scientists. Its report will be formally released later this week. "The findings are shocking," said Alex Rogers, IPSO's scientific director and professor of conservation biology at Oxford University.
- BBC.

In addition to this, according to a huge new international study by 17 different science institutes has declared that the the global warming of sea waters is causing the biggest movement of marine species in two million years.

Among the changes recorded by scientists contributing to Project Clamer is the fact that huge blooms of a venomous warm-water species of jellyfish are massing in the North Atlantic.

The Pelagia noctiluca 'dominates in many areas and outbreaks have become an annual event, forcing the closing of beaches,' says the report. 'This form of jellyfish is a gluttonous predator of juvenile fish, so researchers consider its spread a harmful trend.' However, there was further bad news as the report also warned that the highly-venomous Portuguese Man O'War is also moving closer. Physalia physalis, a jellyfish-like creature usually found in subtropical waters, is more regularly being discovered in northern Atlantic waters. The research is to be published this year by Project Clamer, a major collaboration between 17 institutes on climate change and the oceans.

Among the other discoveries in worldwide waters, it was noted that aa 43-foot gray whale was spotted off the Israeli town of Herzliya last year. Scientists came to a startling conclusion that it must have wandered across the normally icebound route above Canada, where warm weather had briefly opened a clear channel three years earlier. On a microscopic level, scientists also have found plankton in the North Atlantic where it had not existed for at least 800,000 years.
- Daily Mail.
WATCH: Warning - All marine life are at a high risk of extinction.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Scientists - California Mega-Quake Imminent!

In a new comprehensive study of California's fault system, scientists and geologists are predicting that a mega-earthquake is imminent. A prediction that aligns perfectly with my ongoing look at the precursors to a coming monumental disaster in America.

Like a steaming kettle with the top on, pressure is building beneath the surface of California that could unleash a monster earthquake at any time. That's according to a new study from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Geologists say Southern California is long overdue for a huge earthquake that could unleash widespread damage. It all comes down to the Salton Sea, which lies to the east of San Diego. The Salton Sea lies directly on the San Andreas Fault and covers more than 350 square miles. A big earthquake has hit the lake bed about every 180 years.

But when officials started damming the Colorado River to reduce floods downstream (including in the Salton Sea), the moderate earthquakes stopped for the Salton. Sounds like a good thing, right? Not necessarily. Seismologists think the damming stopped moderate stress-relieving earthquakes on the Salton. Now, they fear the pressure is building and the area could be as many as 100 years overdue for a mega-quake quake, measuring 7.5 or larger. This sobering news comes just as a new poll is released that details Californians fears about earthquakes and other natural disasters.
- Weather.

UFO & EXTRATERRESTRIAL MEMES: Humanity Will Encounter Alien Civilizations Within Next Two Decades - Top Russian Astronomer?!

Two years ago, I highlighted the following story about several Bulgarian scientists, who claimed to be in touch with extraterrestrials:

Scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) have been reported to be in touch with extraterrestrial beings. The Bulgarian Novinar Daily has reported that the Bulgarian scientists are currently working on deciphering pictograms which are said to have come in the form of the so called “crop circles” with which the aliens answered 30 questions posed by the BAS researchers.

“They are currently all around us, and are watching us all the time. They are not hostile towards us; rather, they want to help us but we have not grown enough in order to establish direct contact with them. They are ready to help us but we don’t know what to request from them in case of contact,” said Lachezar Filipov, Deputy Director of the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as quoted by the Novinar Daily. Filipov has said that even the Vatican had agreed that aliens existed. In his words, the humans are not going to be able to establish contact with the extraterrestrials through radio waves but through the power of thought.

He has stated that the human race was certainly going to have direct contact with the aliens in the next 10-15 years.
The deputy head of the Bulgarian Space Research Institute has also told the Novinar Daily that the extraterrestrials were critical of the people’s amoral behavior referring to the humans' interference in nature’s processes. Filipov’s team is reported to be analyzing the 150 new crop circles which appeared around the globe in the past year.

The publication of the Novinar Daily about the BAS researchers communicating with aliens comes in the midst of a controversy over the role, feasibility, and reform of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which last week even led to the exchange of offensive remarks between Bulgaria's Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, and President Georgi Parvanov.
- Novinite.

WATCH: The Mystery of Filipov 4-part video playlist.

Today, the Daily Mail is reporting that a top Russian astronomer is predicting that humanity will encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades and that these beings will look just like humans.

Professor Andrei Finkelstein said that ten per cent of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth, and if water can be found on them, then so can life. He was speaking in Moscow at an international forum dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life. 'The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms... Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,' said Professor Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Applied Astronomy Institute.

As to the all-important question of how aliens will look, he added they would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head. He said: 'They may have different colour skin, but even we have that.' Professor Finkelstein's institute runs a programme launched in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War space race to watch for and beam out radio signals to outer space. 'The whole time we have been searching for extraterrestrial civilisations, we have mainly been waiting for messages from space and not the other way,' he said. Professor Finkelstein's comments came on the same day a video emerged purporting to show 'a mothership and its fleet' zipping around in the clouds above a BBC building in central London.

They were caught on camera by a passer-by, and at least one other person who can be seen filming or taking pictures on his camera phone while the video is filmed. In the footage, the cameraman runs towards the corner of Bolsover Street and Clipstone Street where two other men are already standing, gazing skywards, one of whom is using a mobile phone camera. As the camera is pointed upwards, over the BBC's Yalding House, three white dots flash across the sky at great speed in a triangle formation, they are very quickly followed by two similar sized white dots. As the camera pans down again, two people on the opposite side of the road can also been seen watching events unfold above them. Then one larger, bright and more slow moving disc-shaped white object appears, circles around briefly and zips off.

WATCH: UFOs over London BBC Radio 1 Building.

I'm not sure what this is all about and what it really means, but it seems quite obvious that the disclosure meme is certainly accelerating into overdrive. Is this another step towards a full realization of the subtextual narrative? A contrived awakening from our alien dreaming? Or is this another pathway along the neuro-linguistic programming network?

Take from it what you will.