Monday, September 26, 2011
MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Latest UFO Sightings And Aerial Anomalies Around The World?
Here are several of the latest unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen recently across the globe.
This craft was filmed hovering in the sky above Adelaide in Australia on Sunday, 25th September 2011.
WATCH: Huge craft over Adelaide, Australia.
This red unidentified flying object was seen and recorded hovering in the sky above Quito in Ecuador, stationary for about 3 hours when it suddenly disappeared. Filmed this month (in September 2011).
WATCH: Huge bright UFO over Quito, Ecuador.
Interesting footage of UFO activity in the night sky above the American state of Oregon. This was taken on Thursday, 22nd September 2011.
WATCH: UFO activity over Oregon.
Daytime footage of fast objects flying across the sky over Denver, Colorado. This was recorded on Thursday, 22nd September 2011.
WATCH: Daytime UFO activity over Denver.
Interesting video of unknown lights or orbs in triangle formation flying across the sky over North Shields in United Kingdom. This footage was recorded in May 2011.
WATCH: Triangle UFO formation over North Shields, UK.
Unknown red objects were filmed flying over Beykoz in Instanbul, Turkey on Saturday, 24th September 2011 around 10 pm.
WATCH: UFO activity over Istanbul, Turkey.
MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Geological Upheaval - Mexico City Sinking, With Towns, Buildings & Roads Tilting By Several Degrees!
There is a monumental development happening in Mexico, where the capital, Mexico City is sinking at quite a rapid rate.
Walk into any of hundreds of homes or buildings in the huge capital, Mexico City, and you feel immediately that something is amiss. The buildings tilt. "If you put a ball on the floor here," Thierry Olivier said, sitting on the ground floor of his three-story building, "it will roll over there." By Olivier's calculation, one corner of his 105-year-old building is 11 inches lower than the other. It lists like a tipsy cantina patron. It's a common phenomenon here, where many buildings are sinking, as each year Mexico City's 21 million thirsty residents suck up water from the aquifer beneath one of the world's largest metropolises. As the water level in the aquifer drops, the ground above it sinks. But not evenly. Layers of soft clay beneath the city vary in thickness and the ground sinks faster where clay dries out, grows brittle and collapses. That means that in some parts of the city, sidewalks buckle, window frames lean, subway lines need expensive repairs and drainage canals no longer flow downhill. Engineers say, however, that inhabitants face not only structural risks but potential health problems as houses and apartment blocks incline. "When a building tilts more than 1 degree, then I think it begins to become very uncomfortable," said Enrique Santoyo Villa, an engineer who is experienced at propping up and bolstering churches, monuments and other tilting structures. By Santoyo's standards, when a 100-foot-high building is 1 foot off its vertical axis, it becomes hard to live in. One notices it while lying in bed, he said, or perhaps washing the dishes and seeing tap water flow oddly. "Tables aren't stable. Liquids don't look right when they are in big containers. ... Window panes can break. Doors don't close right," Santoyo said.
Ancient Aztecs built the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in the middle of a large lake, making it the capital of their powerful empire. When Hernan Cortés and fellow conquistadors arrived in 1519 and conquered the Aztecs, the Spaniards built Mexico City atop the Aztec ruins and then drained much of the lake to control flooding. Scores of colonial churches and other stone buildings in central Mexico City have survived frequent natural disasters but succumb to the soft clay underfoot, leaning or sinking into the ground. Experts say parts of the metropolitan area have sunk by as much as 27 feet since the late 19th century, an average of 2.5 inches or so a year. Some of the heaviest stone buildings, such as the opulent Palace of Fine Arts, have sunk 13 feet in a century. Its original ground floor is now a basement. The tilt of other buildings is noticeable. A few list as a whole, while others, such as Mexico's National Palace in the city's Zócalo central square, undulate. The city's main cathedral and abutting Sagrario Church are a special case. The church is built partly atop the rigid remains of a giant pyramid to the Aztec sun god, so it sinks less than the larger cathedral. So acute was the cathedral's tilt that Santoyo and other engineers, working in consultation with Italian experts who had stabilized the Leaning Tower of Pisa, spent six years and some $33 million to reinforce the foundation. The project was completed in 2002, correcting a 2.7 percent tilt to 2 percent, enough to stabilize the structure. No building in the capital leans as precariously as the Basilica of Guadalupe, the central place of worship to Mexico's patron saint. Construction of the basilica began in 1531 and lasted more than a century; by the 1970s it had tilted so much that it was declared unsafe, and a new basilica was built next to it. Visitors can still enter the old basilica, but the walk from the main door to the high altar is uphill. At a gift shop in a separate building, Sister Reina, a nun at a cash register, said customers "say they feel dizzy when they walk in." There's no hope that things will get better. "It's like an orange. When you press the juice out of it, it is impossible to put the juice back in. It's been deformed," Santoyo explained.
The city has condemned 50 or so structures since 2006 because of leaning, and an additional 5,000 or so homes and buildings are unstable and at risk, said Oscar Alejandro Roa, director of prevention at the city's Civil Defense Bureau. In some of the buildings, he said, "You have a permanent feeling of vertigo." Large earthquakes are a constant threat. A magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 left some 10,000 people dead and caused at least 800 buildings to collapse. Given constant tremors and subsiding soil, engineering and architectural firms in the capital make a steady living by bolstering buildings. "This building was leaning against the other one," Raul Jimenez, a building administrator, said outside one seven-story apartment block in the city's Condesa district. "They dug down and filled the foundation with more concrete. ... A lot of the buildings around here are crooked." It's not just buildings that suffer from uneven settling. Water mains and drainage canals also have been affected. "Drainage systems and public transport are all having problems," Roa said, adding that crews have had to do major repairs at six points along the city's subway network to deal with sinking. Some drainage canals and pipelines built a century ago no longer are inclined or even flow uphill, requiring extensive repairs. Perhaps more eerily, the drying of the subsoil has caused cracks to yawn open. In July, experts measured a new crack at a mile long and dozens of feet deep in Santa Maria Huejoculco in Chalco, in the eastern part of greater Mexico City. More than 380 fissures have opened in the greater metropolitan area, according to a database of cracks at the Geoinformatics Laboratory of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. - Seattle Times.
EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT: The Tipping Point - Ecological Damage has Dramatically Moved Beyond the Planet's Threshold of Sustainability!
Humankind will slip next week into ecological debt, having gobbled up in less then nine months more natural resources than the planet can replenish in a year.
The most dominant species in Earth's history, in other words, is living beyond the planet's threshold of sustainability, trashing the house it lives in. At its current pace of consumption humankind will need, by 2030, a second globe to satisfy its voracious appetites and absorb all its waste, the report calculated. Earth's seven billion denizens -- nine billion by mid-century -- are using more water, cutting down more forests and eating more fish than Nature can replace, it said. At the same time, we are disgorging more CO2, pollutants and chemical fertilizers than the atmosphere, soil and oceans can soak up without severely disrupting the ecosystems that have made our planet such a comfortable place for homo sapiens to live. Counting down from January 1, the date when human activity exceeds its budget -- dubbed "Earth Overshoot Day" -- had receded by about three days each year since 2001. The tipping point into non-sustainability happened sometime in the 1970s, said the Oakland, California-based Global Footprint Network, which issued the report. - Physorg.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck Canada, Northwest Territories at a depth of just 2.9 km (1.8 miles). The quake hit at 01:02:57 UTC Monday 26th September 2011 and was located at 63.454°N, 126.330°W. The epicenter was 137 km (85 miles) west of Wrigley, Northwest Territories, Canada; 205 km (127 miles) south of Norman Wells, NW Territories, Canada; 617 km (383 miles) northwest of Yellowknife, NW Territories, Canada; and 3709 km (2304 miles) northwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.
Two weeks ago, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Vancouver Island in the Canada Region at a depth of 25.9 km (16.1 miles). The quake hit at 19:41:35 UTC, Friday 9th September 2011 and was located at 49.474°N, 126.974°W. The epicentre was 138 km (86 miles) southwest of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada; 140 km (87 miles) southeast (164°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada; 212 km (132 miles) northwest (306°) from Neah Bay, WA; and 279 km (173 miles) west (276°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The 6.7 and 5.3 quakes took place within the Cascadia Subduction Zone. This zone is possibly hundreds of years overdue for a major quake event, and I have concluded that these tremors may be a possible precursor for a much larger quake in the coming weeks, along the west coast of Canada and the United States. More than likely California. I will continue observing the zone and its geologic activity and give updates when available. Many buildings within the Cascadia subduction zone are not built to withstand a quake event of the magnitude that would result from the plate slipping and relieving of its pressure.
The death toll from flooding in Thailand since mid-July has risen to 158, while 61 people have died in neighbouring Cambodia in the past two weeks, authorities in the two countries said on Monday.
WATCH: Eye-Witness captures scenes of flooding in Cambodia.
More than 2 million acres of farmland in Thailand are now under water, an area 11 times the size of Singapore. "Twenty-three provinces in the lower north and central Thailand are under water and nearly 2 million people have been affected by severe floods and heavy rain," Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. Flooding has also affected the capital, Bangkok, which sits only two metres above sea level. The Chao Phraya river has overflowed into roads in some areas, although the authorities have reinforced its banks to prevent serious flooding. The Meteorological Department warned 39 provinces, mostly in central and northeast Thailand, to be ready for possible flooding and heavy rain in the coming week. Thailand's main rice crop of the year is normally harvested from October. According to media reports, some farmers have started harvesting early to try to get their crop in before floods hit, which could result in lower yields. Some may be unable to harvest properly because fields are inundated. - Asia One.
According to news reports, at least 8 waterspouts were spotted yesterday morning over the waters of Lake Michigan. Four were sighted near Chicago's shoreline and four near Milwaukee's shoreline. Experts believed that this is largely due to a large cut-off low that has been spinning over the region bringing with it below normal temperatures. The mid to late October like air temperatures over the warm waters of Lake Michigan creates a pretty large temperature discrepancy between the waters and the air creating rising air currents that have helped to produce waterspouts.
Below is a list of the waterspout reports and their respective times:
10:10AM - Waterspout reported 10 miles southeast of the Great Lakes Naval Station (North Chicago)
10:14AM - Two waterspouts off McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, WI
10:20AM - Waterspout 3-4 miles offshore near 47th Street (South side)
10:25 AM - Multiple reports of a confirmed waterspout 3 miles east of Chicago. Had a thin ropelike appearance and only lasted 5 minutes
10:28AM - Two waterspouts reported off Milwaukee lakeshore east of the Hoan Bridge
11:25AM - Waterspout reported just north of Navy Pier
Special kinds of tornado, which form over water, have been spotted on Lake Michigan. The rarely seen funnels, particularly in this region, are caused by a mix of cool autumn air and warm lake waters. The National Weather Service took no chances and issuing a marine warning. It is not yet clear if any of the waterspouts made landfall, although residents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were warned to take shelter if they did. There are no reports of any injuries or damage. - ITN.WATCH: Giant waterspout spotted over Lake Michigan.
PLANETARY TREMORS: The Ripple Effect - Sikkum Glaciers Melting Much Faster Due to the 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake in India/Nepal?!
Glaciers in north Sikkim, disturbed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake, have started melting faster, leading to fears of flash floods in the region.
Geologists say the increasing flow of water could threaten the flora and fauna of the Kanchenjunga National Park, the highest national park in India. In the past couple of days, black water has been flowing out of the mountains, and some traditional springs have gone missing. Geologists feel these are warnings of flash floods. "Nothing will be stable at the moment," said Sushil Kumar, a geophysicist with the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. Experts say another quake in the region could prove even more devastating and could even change the course of the Teesta. The state has formed an expert panel to prepare a report on the impact of the quake. - Times of India.
Tropical Storm Philippe is posing no threat to land, but he is strengthening in the far eastern Atlantic. A turn to the northwest was expected to start Monday. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
As the remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Ophelia fizzled in the Caribbean, another storm -- Philippe -- continued to gain strength Sunday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reported. No coastal warnings or watches are yet in effect for Tropical Storm Philippe, which is about 500 miles (805 kilometers) west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and still thousands of miles from the nearest Caribbean islands. It has grown more powerful in recent days with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph early Sunday evening, 20 mph stronger than those reported 24 hours earlier. Tropical storm-force winds of 40 mph or more extended out 60 miles from its center. The hurricane center predicts that Philippe will become a hurricane, meaning it will have sustained winds of at least 74 mph, by late Monday.
The storm is now heading northwest at around 12 mph, with a gradual turn more northward -- and a slight slowdown -- expected "over the next couple of days," according to the center. The threat is diminishing, meanwhile, from another system that is much closer to North and South America. Ophelia lost its status as a tropical storm on Sunday, when it sported sustained winds of 35 mph, reports the hurricane center. At 5 p.m. ET Sunday, its center was 145 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. The hurricane center noted that what had been Ophelia "is expected to weaken and dissipate" further in the coming days. - CNN.WATCH: Storm Center's Tropical Storm Update.
A heavy cloudburst on Sunday evening in the Southern Ghur Al-Saffi district in the Jordan Valley forced the evacuation of a number of families whose houses were inundated with waters and caused power outages.
The downpour, which lasted for several hours, swamped main streets and forced the closure of the town's northern entrance. Officials said no casualties have been reported as authorities rushed to evacuate families and open the drainage system. Earlier, a heavy thundery downpour on Sunday brought limited disruptions in the north-western Koura district and ushered in a start of the wet season in the Kingdom. Rain waters flooded streets, hindering traffic in the district's major town of Deir Abi Said and the villages of Kufr Elma, Ashrafiyeh and Jdetta and bringing hope of a new season for the farming communities in the area. - Petra.
There have been rise in the number of malaria and falciparum cases in India. In just two weeks, various district and Taluka health centres in the country recorded as many as 8,228 confirmed malaria cases, while the number of falciparum cases stood at 2,625.
Surat and Ahmedabad topped the chart. The high mosquito density in these cities is proving to be a problem for officials. In just two week, both these cities recorded the highest number of malaria cases with Surat recording as many as 1,274 cases closely followed by Ahmedabad with 1,020 cases. The tribal district of Dahod has now emerged as another troubled zone with 829 malaria cases recorded in the past two weeks. In case of dengue, Ahmedabad has recorded 45 cases in just a week, while Vadodara has recorded six cases and Bhavnagar two. In all, the state has recorded 101 dengue cases. Another concern for health authorities is the rise in the number of typhoid fever cases in the state. Ahmedabad recorded 122 typhoid cases in the past two weeks followed by 74 cases in Surat and 66 cases in Bhavnagar. - Times of India.
Many houses were flooded to the roof on flood plains border Tinh Bien district, An Giang province in Vietnam.
In Dong Thap, including dykes in Thuong Thoi Tien Commune, Thuong Phuoc 1 (Hong Ngu district), An Lac Ward (Hong Ngu town), Tan Civil Engineering (Tan Hong) is seriously threatened due to subsidence, cracks, landslides and flood many places close to the issue forward. Thuong Thoi Tien Toan dikes than 10km where landslides are more serious. Hong Ngu town has more than 1,300 students to leave school due to flooding. Many rural route highway traffic to sites deep in the flood, some areas were flooded to 1 m, so the number of students who leave school has room to grow. Afternoon 25-9, Ngo Huu Toan, Secretary of Party Committee of Vinh Te commune (town of Chau Doc An Giang province), said: "The water outside the dike Tha La increased rapidly, causing pressure on thousands of hectares of rice large collection of people. The water level up to 3.85 m, average daily increase, on average 10cm. The situation was very tense when forecasting the next few days the water level up 4.15 m. Concern status today is the erosion problem caused by rising water and waves constantly. 2 days, the marketing team forces and border guard stations Chau Doc Vinh supply mass wards and communes in Chau Doc town to about 200 regular suppliers. Particularly the direct force protection issues as up to 400 people." - SGGP.