Tuesday, April 10, 2012

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - Mysterious Lights Over Texas City Prompts UFO Talk, Homeland Security Investigates?!

A mystery over the skies of Texas City has a lot of people talking. Unusual red lights were caught on camera by perplexed residents over the weekend. From flares to UFOs -- everyone has their own explanation.

Folks who grabbed their cameras near Moses Lake say they knew it was something strange hovering high in this sky. It was something peculiar that they say just didn't belong.  Dozens of folks in Texas City saw an arrangement of strange red dots high in the sky late Saturday night.  Eyewitness Debbie James said, "I just went in and grabbed my camera."  James is one of several people who got video of the peculiar red lights and posted it online.  "It was like in a Z pattern," she recalled. "It was like a perfect Z."  James and other worried eyewitnesses say those strange lights circled the sky for at least 20 minutes, slowly moving about in geometric shapes.  "It was a straight line, then it went to like a figure 8, and then it made this half moon and kept changing shapes." 

At first some thought the lights were from tower antennas near Moses Lake. But when neighbors remembered lights on the tall towers don't move, that's when all the speculation and jokes began.  Eyewitness Matthew James said, "Oh yeah, everybody, alien this... alien that. It was just pretty funny."  The bottom line -- neighbors say they want some answers about this strange sighting. So we talked to Texas City's Homeland Security Director Bruce Clawson.  He said, "No, no aliens that we know of."  Clawson's been reviewing video and looking into reports of the strange sighting. He says investigators have already ruled out alien activity.  "You know the hidden agenda here is UFO," Clawson explained. "The lights weren't what normally gets reported. They didn't move in concert, they didn't move fast. They moved very slow and drifted."  Clawson says the lights appear to be nothing more than a big prank. And curious neighbors are laughing it off.  James said, "Just a little excitement."  The homeland security director says someone was playing a practical joke. When we asked if that person would face any punishment or criminal charges, Clawson said no, not at this time. - ABC 13.
WATCH: Strange lights over Texas City.

THE SEASON OF THE WINDS: Wind-Fueled Brush Fires Continue to Wreck Havoc in the Tri-State Area - Flames Rise to Over 100 Feet High With Winds Gusts up to 60 mph!

Several major brush fires continued to burn Monday night in different parts of the Tri-State Area.  Among the most  serious is a fire in Suffolk County, where officials spent the evening coordinating efforts with state authorities and the National Guard.

“I have placed the National Guard fire team in Suffolk County on standby to be ready to support firefighting efforts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. Strong winds and dry air continued to make for a dangerous combination.  The situation remained serious Monday night as at one point more than 200 homes had no power. The fire also prompted road closures and caused interruptions to LIRR trains. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said three firefighters were injured responding to a brush fire near the Brookhaven National Laboratory.  One firefighter suffered a minor burn, while two others were treated for smoke inhalation. At one point, firefighters from 109 departments in Suffolk County responded to the brush fire that has affected about 2,000 acres, including 300 acres on the Brookhaven Lab site. Fires also continued to burn in Ridge and Manorville on Monday evening. Ridge Fire Chief Steve Gray said the two blazes that began there morphed into one.

“Once it gets into the tree tops it burns a lot faster than it does on the ground,” Gray told CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey. “The fire had burned past us fast enough where we couldn’t get there in time. It’s still an unpredictable situation. We had hoped earlier that the fire was coming under control, but it’s clear now that it’s still burning heavily and that this is still a dangerous and unpredictable situation,” Bellone said at a news conference. Ten homes in the Riverhead area also suffered damage and firefighters were dispatched to bring those fires under control, officials said.  Two residential homes and one commercial building in the area were destroyed. “We have all resources that are on the scene coordinating with all the various agencies,” Bellone told 1010 WINS. Mandatory evacuations also took place in some parts of Suffolk County and the Riverhead Senior Center was established as an emergency shelter. Will Boulier and his family were evacuated. Police pulled up to their home as they secured their farm animals. “You get a little nervous, you watch out, but as long as you know you have an escape route…that’s all that matters,” he told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez.
- CBS New York.
WATCH: Wildfires in the Tri-State Area.

EXTREME WEATHER: Severe Drought in Florida Fuels Wildfires - 18 Different Fires Reported Across the Sunshine State!

A long-term drought in parts of the Southeast, especially in Florida, has reached severe levels as measured by the Climate Prediction Center's Palmer Index. The drought is having far-reaching effects, the most obvious being tinderbox dry vegetation that is fueling a high risk for wildfires.  "This is normally the dry season in Florida," AccuWeather's Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. "But it's even drier than usual and this comes after a dry 2011 in parts of the state."

A look at the year-to-date rainfall deficits for the Southeast shows the seriousness of the drought so far in 2012.  Jacksonville is one of the driest stations in the nation this year relative to normal, as only 31 percent of normal rainfall has fallen there; a deficit of nearly 8 inches. Fort Myers, Fla., is also very dry at 31 percent of normal rainfall so far this year. Many are reporting less than half of normal rainfall, and most are reporting rainfall less than normal for 2012 to date.  Only one location in Florida, Miami, is reporting above-normal rainfall.  The drought has led to several wildfires across the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. By far, the worst of the wildfires are in Florida. As of Monday morning, 18 different wildfires were reported across the Sunshine State. Most of the fires are relatively small, engulfing no more than a few hundred acres.  However, the County Line Fire in the Osceola National forest near the Columbia-Baker County border has scorched about 11,000 acres. The County Line Fire has been responsible for poor visibility along I-10 in parts of North Florida, and smoke from the wildfire has spread into the Jacksonville area Monday as well. Smoke from the County Line Fire is clearly seen on visible satellite pictures of northern Florida. The wildfires around the Southeast have contributed to reduced air quality in some areas. Early Monday afternoon, the air quality near Jacksonville was rated as "unhealthy" by AIRNow.gov, which recommended that those with lung or heart problems, the elderly and children avoid prolonged heavy exertion.  Many communities in the Southeast, especially in Florida, have had to institute water restrictions as well. The most stringent restrictions are in northern and central Florida, where many communities are limiting car washing and lawn watering to one day per week and only during the evening and early morning hours. 

The drought is having a significant impact on farmers in the region as well. The crops in the area are requiring much more irrigation than usual, further stressing area rivers and streams.  The forecast does not show much hope for improvement, especially in the short term. No significant rain is in the forecast for the next week or so in Florida, according to Kottlowski. "There's some hope for significant rain during the middle or latter part of next week when the storm behind the one hitting the west crosses the country," he said. However, the rain is far from guaranteed, he said. "It wouldn't surprise me if in the end, the storm that might bring some rain to Florida late next week ends up bypassing them to the north," said Kottlowski.  The medium- to long-range forecast is not looking much better, either. According to AccuWeather.com's Paul Pastelok, expert long-range meteorologist and leader of the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team, most of Florida will see below-normal rainfall for the rest of April and in May. His forecast does show some hope for a return to near-normal rainfall in June, though. Kottlowski also mentioned an apparent correlation between dry weather in the spring and the hurricane season. "Usually when Florida experiences a dry spring, the chances are better for a tropical storm or hurricane to hit the state later in the year," he said. If that works out this year, it would bring welcome rain to the parched state, but, of course, bring with it the usual damaging consequences of a tropical system. - Accu Weather.

FALSE FLAG: The Orchestrated Gathering of Forces Towards World War III - The Thesis/Anti-Thesis & Synthesis of an Alien Invasion!

"What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we cant decipher." - Chuck Palahniuk.

The provocative rhetoric between the players on the orchestrated Middle East chessboard continues, as the serious threat of the growing conflict between America, Israel, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Russia and China, plunging the planet into a third world war escalates. This concrescence of release language around cataclysmic events, return of a messianic entity, extraterrestrial invasion/disclosure and a Golden Age is coalescing around the Hegelian dialectic of order out of chaos from false flag events like terrorism and world wars. A Israeli-Iranian war and a possible wider Middle East war would not only fulfill President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's fervent prayer for the return of the Hidden Imam, the Mahdi, but the implementation of the Magi's grand plan for a New World Order of the Ages.

We have already seen the manifestation of the previous World Wars, the Cold War and the 9/11 Attacks/War on Terrorism. Therefore it is not hard to envision the full realization of Werner Von Braun's warning about the last card, especially given the extraterrestrial narrative in our popular culture and considering the global wait for a planetary government lead by a returning Savior. Christianity awaits Christ, Islam expects the Imam Mahdi, Buddhism is waiting for the Maitreya Buddha, Hinduism anticipates the Kalki Avatar, the Jews are looking for their Messiah, the Mayans prophesied about the return of Quetzalcoatl, and so-called New Agers long to see their Cosmic Christ. In recent speeches, Ahmadinejad repeatedly prayed for the hasty return of the Mahdi, the messianic figure. Ahmadinejad even declared that he is willing to create the conditions necessary for the arrival of the Mahdi. He believes that his mission in life will be to play a vital role in ushering in the new age of the Mahdi, "...pave the path for the glorious reappearance of Imam Mahdi, may Allah hasten his reappearance..." Certainly, the following headlines, runs parallel with this path. In 2005, Ahmadinejad made a startling promise, indicating how the conditions would be created:
Iran's conservative new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Wednesday that Israel must be "wiped off the map" and that attacks by Palestinians would destroy it. - NY Times.
With fears that Iran is becoming a nuclear threat and developing powerful missiles, in pursuit of a war with Israel, America continues to signal its combative resistance and forceful stance against the Iranian regime. Just yesterday, it sent Iran a message of intent by dispatching two aircraft carriers to the Gulf region.
The US navy announced the arrival of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the north Arabian Sea and the USS Enterprise, the world's longest naval vessel, in the Gulf of Aden. A senior official in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government threatened in January unspecified action if American aircraft carriers returned to the Persian Gulf, saying: "We are not in the habit of warning more than once". - Telegraph.
The US has also given Iran a 'last chance' warning over shutting down its nuclear facility.
Iran must immediately close a large nuclear facility built underneath a mountain if it is to take what President Obama has called a "last chance" to resolve its escalating dispute with the West via diplomacy. Other "near term" concessions which must be met in the early stages of talks to avoid a potential military conflict, include the suspension of higher level uranium enrichment, and the surrender by Tehran of existing stockpiles of the fuel. - Independent.
Meanwhile, Russia is also massing troops on Iran's northern border, as it awaits for a western attack.
The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic, according to informed Russian sources. Russian Security Council head Viktor Ozerov said that Russian General Military Headquarters has prepared an action plan in the event of an attack on Iran. - Business Insider.
It doesn't end there, Russia has also deployed a warship to patrol Syrian waters.

A Russian guided-missile destroyer that called in the Syrian port of Tartus last week left it to carry out unspecified tasks near the country’s shores, a military-diplomatic source said on Monday. The Smetlivy (“Sharp”) will stay in eastern Mediterranean until early May, the source said. He did not elaborate on the tasks set for the ship. The Russian Navy has repeatedly said that it wants its ships on constant patrol in the region, which is considered an area of responsibility of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany are some of the countries that have their military ships currently patrolling waters around Syria. - Ria Novosti.
The gathering of western forces could herald airstrikes on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's troops and ultimately spark a major conflict against Russia, China and Iran, who support the Alawite ruling elite. With Syria, seemingly unable to withdraw its forces and cease violence by the United Nations and Arab League brokered April 10 deadline, a military scenario seems to be the only option.

If that is not enough, a major problem is also developing along the Korean Peninsula, with  North Korea preparing for a third underground nuclear test and missile launch.
"North Korea is making clandestine preparations for a third nuclear test at Punggye-ri in North Hamkyong Province, where it conducted two nuclear tests in the past," the agency quoted an intelligence official as saying on condition of anonymity. Satellite images show the reclusive communist regime digging a new tunnel underground in the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the country's northeast, where it conducted two previous nuclear tests, first in 2006 and then in 2009. - Ria Novosti.
North Korean space officials said Tuesday that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch had been completed, denying it is cover for missile test... Space officials told reporters at a news conference in Pyongyang that the launch of the three-stage rocket is on schedule to happen sometime between April 12-16. - CBS News.
Of course, the dark horse in all of this mix is China and what cards they will play as oppose to or in agreement with either America or Russia. Recently, Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said that China would not hesitate to protect Iran, even if it would trigger a third World War.

In a speech given to the full session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 21, 1987, former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan contextualized how humanity could be united and end all wars, when faced with the prospects of an "alien threat".

WATCH: Reagan's speech on alien invasion.

Recently, a mainstream media outlet from Australia examined this scenario of an extraterrestrial attack on planet Earth, in furtherance of a propaganda campaign, already established in the public psyche through popular culture.

WATCH: Australia's Today Show interviews  Professor Paul Springer on  preparedness for alien invasion.

A grand plan is at work here. It seems that what we are looking at is, the final orchestration of the plans within the Hegelian Dialectic to bring forth  unprecedented chaos and to ultimately herald in under the guise of peace, the disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence as our saviors.

THE MARK OF THE BEAST, THE REVELATION 13 BLUEPRINT: The Emerging New World Order and the Coming Cashless Society - New Microchip Knows Your Location to Within Centimeters!

The development of a new microchip for cell phones that knows the user’s location to within a few centimeters confirms the fact that contrary to biblical fears about mandatory implantable microchips, people have willingly exchanged their privacy for convenience and that the cell phone itself is the de facto “mark of the beast”.

“Broadcom has just rolled out a chip for smart phones that promises to indicate location ultra-precisely, possibly within a few centimeters, vertically and horizontally, indoors and out,” reports MIT Technology Review. “In theory, the new chip can even determine what floor of a building you’re on, thanks to its ability to integrate information from the atmospheric pressure sensor on many models of Android phones. The company calls abilities like this “ubiquitous navigation,” and the idea is that it will enable a new kind of e-commerce predicated on the fact that shopkeepers will know the moment you walk by their front door, or when you are looking at a particular product, and can offer you coupons at that instant.” Over 82% of Americans own cell phones, with around half of these being smart phones. In the near future, the majority of Americans will own smart phones that will have the ability to track their location down to a few centimeters. With the effort to legally establish surveillance drones as a legitimate tool in domestic law enforcement, authorities could save a lot of time and money by simply requesting cell phone companies provide real-time tracking of suspects via their smart phones. Indeed, Apple, Google and Microsoft have all been caught secretly tracking the physical locations of their users and saving that information to a file. How long is it before such data is instantly available to law enforcement bodies on demand, just as governments are legislating that ISPs and cell phone companies divulge our web browsing histories, email, texts and call information?

Biblical fears about the ‘mark of the beast’ being an implantable microchip forcibly injected into our foreheads have proven to be off base. Coercion was not necessary because people have been enticed into willingly giving up their privacy for convenience. Indeed, paranoia about not being able to buy or sell without the ‘mark’ is now coming full circle with the increasing use of cell phones as payment gateways linked to credit cards. Peer pressure and cultural brainwashing has also played a role – someone who doesn’t own a cell phone will find it almost impossible to operate in the modern world unless they live like a recluse or make a living by running a farm in the middle of nowhere. The ‘Internet of things’ – where every appliance is connected to the world wide web – has been hailed by spooks as a green light for ubiquitous panopticon-style surveillance of the individual. Broadcom’s new microchip will also make it easier for industry to accelerate plans to use Minority Report-style targeted advertising against consumers. “The use case [for Bluetooth beacons] might be malls,” says Scott Pomerantz, vice president of the GPS division at Broadcom,. “It would be a good investment for a mall to put up a deployment—perhaps put them up every 100 yards, and then unlock the ability for people walking around mall to get very precise couponing information.” The only way that technology can advance without destroying basic human rights in the process is if strong new legislation is passed increasing the penalties against both industry and government for using such technology to spy on users. However, the opposite is happening, with each new technological leap being dovetailed by aggressive efforts on behalf of the state to eviscerate what little privacy rights we have left. - Info Wars.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: First U.S. Billion-Dollar Disaster of 2012 - March 2-3 Tornado Outbreak!

The first billion-dollar weather disaster of 2012 for the U.S. was the March 2 - 3 tornado outbreak in the Midwest and Southeast, said NOAA today.

They put the total cost of the tornadoes that killed 41 people in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Alabama at 1.5 billion. Global reinsurance company AON Benfield, in their latest monthly Global Catastrophe Recap Report, put the damage at $2 billion. The outbreak spawned two EF-4 tornadoes, one which devastated Henryville, Indiana, and another that plowed through Crittenden, Kentucky. The two other tornado outbreaks of note that occurred in February and March had damages less than $1 billion: the Leap Day tornadoes in Illinois and surrounding states ($475 million), and the Dexter, Michigan tornado EF-3 tornado of March 15 ($275 million.)

I expect that the tornadoes that swept through the Dallas, Texas region last week will likely have a damage tally in the hundreds of millions, but fall short of the billion-dollar mark. In 2011, we already had two billion-dollar weather-related disasters by the first week of April, so we are behind last year's pace. NOAA's National Climatic Data Center logged a record fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters in 2011. There has been just one other billion-dollar disaster in the world this year, according to AON Benfield--severe flooding in Australia's New South Wales and Victoria states in late February and early March that caused $1.58 billion in damage. A separate flooding episode in late January and early February caused an additional $920 million in damage in Australia. - Jeff Masters / Weather Underground.

ELECTRIC UNIVERSE: Huge Solar Belches of Coronal Mass Ejections Trigger Sunquakes - The Most Direct Impact on Space Weather!

Powerful earthquake-like events on the sun's surface, called sunquakes, can be set off by huge belches of charged particles from the solar atmosphere, scientists say. Researchers had previously linked sunquakes to solar flares, eruptions on the sun that can send powerful bursts of x-rays, ultraviolet light, and matter into space. (See video: "Solar Flares Cause 'Sunquakes.'")

On February 15, 2011, researchers spied two sunquakes and a solar flare that occurred around the same time—but the flare wasn't hot enough to have spawned the seismic waves. "The heat and radiation from solar flares is thought to drive a pressure wave to the surface, like thunder from a lightning bolt. But for this February 15th event, it wasn't like that," said Sergei Zharkov, a space scientist at University College London, who presented the new findings about sunquakes last month at the 2012 National Astronomy Meeting in Manchester, U.K. Instead it appears the February sunquakes were linked to a coronal mass ejection, or CME, a huge cloud of charged solar particles that erupted from the sun's upper atmosphere. "This is the first time we've seen a sunquake associated with a coronal mass ejection," Zharkov said. "It's the first clear counterexample."

Sunquakes Pack Powerful Punches
Solar researchers in 1972 predicted the existence of sunquakes, which look like the circular ripples on a pond's surface after someone tosses in a stone. It wasn't until 1998, however, that a team of scientists announced the first observed sunquake, found in 1996 data from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The 11.3-magnitude sunquake occurred following a solar flare, and it was 40,000 times more powerful than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Zharkov and his team measured February 2011's set of sunquakes as each being a thousand times more energetic than last year's Tohoku earthquake in east Japan. But instead of coming from a flare, the new sunquakes seemed to emanate from the ends of a contorted magnetic rope connected to the sun's surface, also the source of the observed CME. Zharkov and colleagues' new observations suggest that several other forces—not just hot pressure from a solar flare—might trigger the sun's seismic events. "One possibility is that jets of particles from coronal mass ejections might push the solar atmosphere down and cause sunquakes," Zharkov said. Another theory is that piled-up magnetic field lines might send acoustic waves rippling through the sun's atmosphere. When these waves impact the solar surface and subsurface, the thinking goes, the reverberations could trigger sunquakes. "At this point," Zharkov said, "we don't understand the mechanics [behind sunquakes]. The exact physical processes remain a mystery."

Sun Giving Us "Beautiful Data"
To wrestle the unknowns, Zharkov needs to see more sunquakes and gather additional data. The good news for researchers such as Zharkov is that the sun is close to its 2013 solar maximum—the peak of a roughly 11-year cycle in solar activity. In addition, more and better sun-monitoring satellites are in place now than ever before. The "most beautiful data," Zharkov said, comes from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which launched in 2010. That spacecraft will provide the best views yet of increasingly common sunquakes, he said. "These sunquakes," Zharkov said, "are part of the puzzle of flares and coronal mass ejections, which have the most direct impact on space weather" that can disrupt satellites and cause auroras. Zharkov's ultimate dream is to use sunquakes to "see" inside the sun, in much the same way seismologists use earthquakes to probe inside our planet. "Sunquakes travel through the solar interior and contain some info about it," he said. "We'd like to capture that information to see below the sun's surface." - National Geographic.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Highly Unusual Mortality Event - Are Dolphins Doomed; They're Certainly Taking a Hit; Experts Are Baffled by the Increasing Rate of Mammal Deaths?!

Several mass deaths of dolphins have occurred over the past few years and while experts are worried about the die-off they say we are not witnessing a global population crash. But what is behind the recent mass strandings and deaths is complicated and, inevitably, involves humans.

More than 3,000 dolphins have been found dead on beaches in Peru this year, and
environmentalists are so far stumped as to what could be the cause.
For example, the bottlenose dolphin die-off in Gulf of Mexico started in early 2010, even before BP's massive oil spill in April 2010. Disease was linked to some of the hundreds of Gulf dolphin deaths, but not all of them. The ultimate cause remains mysterious. "There is no evidence at this time to indicate that such a worldwide, multi-species crash is occurring," Randall Wells, director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program said. “The large-scale mortality events and mass strandings that have made the news in the past two years appear to be unrelated.” Nonetheless, the past two years have been rough for several species of dolphins, but not all of the nearly 40 species of dolphins are in hot water. “There is not a large-scale die-off of dolphins across the globe or throughout ocean basins,” said Connie Barclay, spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Marine Fisheries Service. “What we do see are localized areas where strandings and deaths have increased,” Barcaly said. "Scientists have seen unusually high rates of illness and death in specific populations of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, long-beaked common dolphins along the beaches of Peru and short-beaked common dolphins along the shores of Cape Cod."

And only certain populations of the effected species have been hit hard. “While bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico are dying at higher-than-average rates, elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico bottlenose dolphin populations are doing fine,” Wells, a former chair of NOAA's Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events , said. One population that suffered a serious dolphin disaster swam in the Pacific off the coast of Peru. Discovery News recently reported on the thousands of dolphin corpses washing up on the tropical beaches. “The Peru mass stranding is the largest ever reported in the (Western Hemisphere) and the biggest since the mass stranding in Europe during the '90s,” Carlos Yaipen-Llanos, president and science director forOrganization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA). The causes of the dolphin strandings and deaths seem to be varied as well. Unlike the fungus decimating multiple North American bat species, no single reason has been found for the dolphins' dilemma. “No common infectious disease has been identified in any of the current dolphin stranding events,” said Barclay. “Scientists are still working to understand the local and global effects of changing environmental conditions on marine mammal populations.” - MSNBC.

BIG BROTHER NOW: The Men Who Stare At Your Mind - U.S. Pentagon Developing Telepathic Troops For War in the Next 5 Years!

The U.S. Army is dedicating millions of research dollars into discovering building helmets to allow soldiers to telepathically communicate with one another on the battlefield.The technology, which seems like something out of a science fiction novel, would use electrodes to pick up code words that soldiers were thinking. Those codewords would then be transmitted back to a computer where the soldier's position and message- telling, for instance, that it is safe to progress towards a target- which would be transmitted to their peers in the field.

Rumors that army intelligence was determined to use mind control technology to their advantage have been milling around for decades, and have been shrouded in a mix of truth and fiction. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established in 1958 and was dedicated to expanding the Department of Defense' technology usage, some of which included state-of-the-art, and top secret, research into the mind. Delving more into the fiction side of things was the book, and later George Clooney movie, called The Men Who Stare At Goats which depicts the use of New Age concepts, like mind control, used during interrogation exercises in the last three decades. Now, new details are emerging about the very real $4million research project being conducted across the country on the Pentagon's dime. Based largely out of University of California-Irvine, in conjunction with labs in Philadelphia and Maryland, scientists are trying to improve so-called 'synthetic telepathy' so that it could be used in a battlefield.
At this point, they have set their sights on 2017 as the year when their plan may turn into silent action. So far, 45 per cent of the commands that are transmitted from one volunteer to another- like 'call in helicopter' or 'enemy ahead'- are correct. That statistic is expected to improve. According to a soldier quoted in Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper, many of those people who will be the ones utilizing the technology are on board.  'These days we learn warfare through video games and shoot with plastic weapons,' the unnamed soldier said. 'One week it's science fiction- the next it's on the front line. If it means I don't have to listen to my sergeant's voice one more day, then bring it on.' Others, including civil rights activists, take the opposite view, bringing up concerns about a possible infringement on civil liberties if the technology were to be misused. For the time being, the research is being focused on learning and applying the short military-based codewords, and not individuals private thoughts and deep secrets. That said, one technology writer said that it was simply a matter of time. - Daily Mail.

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.

Seoul, South Korea - 7th of April, 2012.

St. Petersburg, Russia - 9th of April, 2012.

San Antonio, Texas - 8th of April, 2012.

Norman, Oklahoma - 7th of April, 2012.

Santa Barbara, California - April, 2012.

Melbourne, Australia - April, 2012.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: NOAA - March 2012 the Warmest on Record; Over 15,000 Record Highs?!

Last week we revealed the dozens of cities that had their warmest March on record. Now we have the official word from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that March 2012 was the warmest March on record in the contiguous United States. In addition, the January through March period of 2012 was the warmest first quarter of the year on record. Records date back to 1895 in both cases.

1910 was the year of the previous record warmest March.
NOAA also released information stating that the early March tornado outbreak in the Ohio Valley and Southeast was the first billion-dollar weather disaster of 2012.  1910 was the year of the previous record warmest March. William Howard Taft was President of the United States that year. Since then, seventeen other Presidents have occupied the Oval Office.  March 2012 beat the 1910 record by a half degree with an average temperature of 51.1 degrees, which is 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average. The graphic above shows the average temperatures in the Lower 48 United States for each March from the 1895 to 2012. Notice the spike in 1910 and now the new spike in 2012 that is above the previous 1910 record.

The number of states east of the Rockies that recorded their warmest March on record was 25. An additional 15 states had a top ten warmest March. The image above shows the rankings for each state in March 2012. A number 118 denotes that the state had its warmest March on record. A ranking of 117 means the state had its second warmest March. States that had a record warm March: OK, KS, NE, SD, MN, IA, MO, AR, WI, IL, MS, TN, GA, KY, IN, MI, OH, WV, VA, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, VT  States that recorded their second warmest March: AL, SC, NC, DE, MA, NH, ND States that recorded their third warmest March: CO, WY, MT, MD, LA  The number of warm temperature records set in March 2012 was 15,292. This is a combination of 7,775 daytime records and 7,517 nighttime records. Hundreds of locations set all-time March records. There were 21 instances of nighttime temperatures being as warm or warmer than the existing record high temperature for the date. The map of red dots above shows where daily record highs were broken or tied in March 2012.
- The Weather Channel.
WATCH: March 2012 the Warmest on Record.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Winter 2011-2012 - All-Time Snowiest For Anchorage, Alaska!

It's official - Anchorage, Alaska, has received more snow this winter season than any other in recorded history.

Anchorage picked up 4.3 inches of snow on Saturday, pushing the city's annual snow total to a record 134.5 inches.  The winter of 1954-55 previously held the record with 132.6 inches.  Anchorage receives 74.5 inches during a typical winter and record-keeping began in the City of Lights and Flowers in 1915.  The path to Anchorage setting the annual snow record began on Oct. 30 when 1.1 inches whitened the city.  November, December, January and February then each ended up becoming ranked as one of the top 10 snowiest on their respective month's list. 

The snowiest, November, had a total of 32.4 inches and is now the third snowiest November on record.  December and its 31.1 inches (seventh snowiest December), January and its 25.2 inches (sixth snowiest January) and February and its 27.8 inches (fourth snowiest February) followed.  A lull in the action came in March with a more typical 9.5 inches falling. In the wake of Anchorage setting its annual snow record, that lull will resume this week with more sunshine than clouds expected to prevail each day. Not until next weekend will stormy weather return. - Accu Weather.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Massive Sinkhole Opens up in Falloon, Houston - Repairs Begin After Hole Grows to 40 Feet Wide and 15 Feet Deep!

A sinkhole that swallowed up most of a homeowner's back yard a few weeks ago still has not been fixed.

The sinkhole, which is 40 feet wide, 15 feet deep and growing, opened up on Falloon near Donna Corey in March. It has taken down three trees and utility lines.  The hole was about 30 feet wide when KPRC Local 2 first took a look at it about three weeks ago. The station made a few phone calls Monday and crews finally showed up to work on the sinkhole. "It scares me," neighbor Steve Mueller said. "I'm glad it isn't behind my house." 

City of Houston crews said the sinkhole was caused by a collapsed storm drain.  Workers said they were at the home on Friday and were scheduled to make repairs Monday.  "We're just replacing old pipe that's in the ground," said Robert Velasquez with Total Contracting Limited.  Neighbors said they are happy that the problem is finally being fixed.  "I was getting tired of looking at it," Mueller said. "I was getting tired of people asking me when it's going to be fixed."  Crews said it could take three weeks to a month to get the mess fixed. - KPRC.
WATCH: Scenes of the massive sinkhole at  Falloon.

EXTREME WEATHER: Violent Thunderstorms Pound Sydney - Thousands Lose Power, Trees Uprooted and Extensive Property Damage!

Sydney is set for a day of sunshine and calm weather, after severe storms struck the city yesterday, uprooting trees, damaging properties and knocking out power to thousands of homes.  Violent thunderstorms passed through northern Sydney yesterday, hitting the Hills District before moving to Ryde, Lindfield, Killara, St Ives, Frenchs Forest and Turramurra.

Electrical storm lashed Sydney with lightning and hail.
There was hail of up to five-centimetres in diameter, up to 1200 lightning strikes were recorded in the Greater Sydney region, and 34 millimetres of rain fell in one hour in Baulkham Hills, leading to flash flooding, Weatherzone senior meteorologist Brett Dutschke said in a statement.  Dozens of windows were smashed at a 200-unit retirement village in Curagul Road, North Turramurra, AAP reported.  About 300 homes in Asquith and North Turramurra remained without power this afternoon, after an outage knocked out power to 6000 homes, electricity provider Ausgrid spokesman Gareth Trickey said.  

"There was extensive damage in North Turramurra and St Ives, with trees bringing down power lines," he said.  "Crews worked through the night to re-string power lines."  State Emergency Service (SES) spokeswoman Erin Pogmore said crews from the Sydney western region were set to assist their colleagues working on the clean-up in the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai area this morning.  There were about 30 outstanding jobs this morning that mostly related to uprooted trees and roof damage, she said.  But today's weather is expected to contrast sharply with the intense storms of yesterday.  "It will stay sunny all day and showers are not likely to arrive until late in the evening when a southerly change arrives," Mr Dutschke said.  Sydney was forecast to remain cloudy until Thursday, bringing some showers, while in north-east NSW, thunderstorms could bring possible flash floods, strong winds and large hail, he said. - SMH.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Mudslides Kill Five in Brazil - Over 20 Mudslides in Rio de Janeiro; Heavy Rainfall and Widespread River Flooding Wreck Havoc in Teresopolis!

Heavy rainfall recently in southeast Brazil has led to flooding problems and mudslides.

In this frame grab from video is seen an aerial view of a mudslide in Teresopolis, Brazil.
Some of the hardest hit areas are northeast of Rio de Janeiro where more than 20 mudslides have been reported since Friday.  Areas in and around Teresopolis have experienced widespread river flooding and mudslides. Many residents had to flee their homes as flood waters flowed into the city.  Reports as of Sunday morning, indicate that at least five people have lost their lives while around 500 people have been affected by the mudslides in the region. 

The rain fell so hard on Friday that the highway between Rio de Janeiro and Teresopolis had to be closed for several hours.  Flooding and mudslides are not uncommon in this part of Brazil. In January of 2011, heavy rainfall sparked flooding and mudslides that claimed over 900 lives.  Thunderstorms will be possible across the region early next week, however no prolonged heavy rainfall is expected. - Accu Weather.

MASS BIRD DIE-OFF: Drought and Cholera Kill 10,000 Birds at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge!

Dave Mauser walked the edge of a mudflat, peering underneath the dried brown rushes where one coot after another had gone to hide and then die.  "Now the coots are getting the worst of it," said Mauser, head biologist on the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, the nation's first large marshland preserved for waterfowl habitat.

A coot lies dead on a mudflat on the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge near Tulelake, Calif., on
March 30. Standing behind endangered fish and farms in the line for scarce water, the refuge has been able
to flood only half it's marshes this year, creating prime conditions for the spread of avian cholera.
"Prior to that it was the snow geese and the white-fronted geese."  Standing in line for scarce water behind both endangered fish and agriculture, Lower Klamath Lake has watched one marsh after another dry up in recent years. Now migratory geese, ducks and other waterfowl that come here by the millions, following the Pacific Flyway, are so closely packed together that an outbreak of avian cholera has killed more than 10,000 birds, mostly pintail ducks, Ross' geese, snow geese and now coots.  First reported in the United States in the 1940s, the disease is not new to the refuge. Bald eagles that congregate here in winter depend on the deadly bacteria to provide them easy food.

But what is different about this year is that only half the refuge's 31,000 acres of marsh are flooded, creating perfect conditions for a broader kill off.  'Everglades of the West' Lying on the east side of the Cascade Range along the Oregon-California border, the shallow lakes and marshes of the Upper Klamath Basin were once known as the Everglades of the West, providing a place to rest and eat for untold millions of birds on the Pacific Flyway.  More than 260 species — ruddy ducks, cinnamon teal, white-faced ibis, sandhill cranes, white pelicans, snowy egrets and bald eagles — pass through in the spring. Some stay the summer to breed, but most fly north to the Arctic to nest, returning here in the fall. Some spend the winter, and others continue south to California's Central Valley and the Salton Sea. - MSNBC.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Bat-Killing Disease Continues Deadly Spread in America - White-Nose Fungus Traced Back to Europe!

The mysterious deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada over the past several years were caused by a fungus that hitchhiked from Europe, scientists reported Monday.

This photo from October 2008, provided by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation,
shows a brown bat with white nose fungus in New York.
Experts had suspected that an invasive species was to blame for the die-off from "white nose syndrome." Now there's direct evidence the culprit was not native to North America. The fungal illness has not caused widespread deaths among European bats, unlike in the U.S. and Canada. In North America, more than 5.7 million bats have died since 2006 when white nose syndrome was first detected in a cave in upstate New York. The disease does not pose a threat to humans, but people can carry fungal spores.

It's unclear exactly how the fungus crossed the Atlantic, but one possibility is that it was accidentally introduced by tourists. Spores are known to stick to people's clothes, boots and caving gear. White nose syndrome has killed bats in four Canadian provinces and 19 U.S. states, mostly in the Northeast and South. Last week, the illness marched west of the Mississippi River, infecting bats in Missouri . So now what?  Now that scientists have pinpointed the apparent origin of the epidemic, what can be done to protect bats? They play a crucial role in the ecological food chain by devouring insects. "There is still not much we can do beyond making absolutely sure we don't make things worse by accidentally spreading the fungus," said biologist Craig Willis of the University of Winnipeg in Canada. - MSNBC.

EXTREME WEATHER: Wildfire Consumes 600 Acres in New Jersey - Threatens 25 Homes!

Twenty five homes are threatened by a wildfire that is currently burning in a 600 acre section in this rural Burlington County town and in adjoining Woodland Township, the state Department of Environmental Protection is reporting.

Smoke from a forest fire in the Pinelands is seen from an observation tower on Monday in Tabernacle.
Experts say New Jersey may be entering a drought.
Approximately 60 state Forest Service personnel have been joined by dozens of Burlington County volunteers to battle the blaze, which is expected to eventually cover some 1,000 acres, and to protect some 25 homes that are situated in the vicinity of the fire.  Fire mitigation efforts have been employed around each of the homes, including use of backfires, to protect the isolated residences, which are situated in the woods, DEP officials said.     There have been no reports of injuries and no mandatory evacuations at this time.  “Our crews are working very hard to contain and extinguish this fire, and to ensure that area residents are protected,”  said Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, who toured the area this morning.

“With current dry conditions and low humidity creating a high danger for wildfires, it is important to remind all New Jersey residents and visitors to exercise extreme caution to prevent wildfires at this particularly vulnerable time.”  “The Forest Fire Service is increasing fire patrols and we are increasing our response capabilities as this drying trend continues,” added State Forest Fire Service Acting Chief Michael Drake.  The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning in effect until Monday evening. Wind gusts are expected to reach 40 MPH later today.  The Tabernacle/Woodland fire was discovered just after midnight when a resident made a 911 call to Burlington County authorities to report a smoky odor.  Personnel on the ground are using bulldozers and heavy equipment to create containment lines, while support also is being offered by helicopters and air tankers.  There are two road closures in Tabernacle due to the fire. Sooy Place Road, near Route 563, and a portion of South Park Road have been closed.  Wildfires can spread quickly in New Jersey, threatening homes, property, natural resources and human lives, yet most are preventable. - NJ.