Tonight we’ll be taking a quick look at UFO’s, SETI and focus on the UK Rosewell – Rendlesham…

 

Some News

25th April: Ant Hadleigh a kite surfer from Cape York, discovered a golden orb spider battling a brown tree snake near a friend’s home in Freshwater.

What’s more, the spider won!

While the golden orb spider is the largest known web-weaving spider in Australia, the odds would usually still be against it when pitted against a snake.  The snake involved was about a metre and a half long and Hadleigh states that every attempt it made to bite back was easily evaded by the spider.

26th April:  Many residents of San Diego were saddened to learn that a yarn bombing project whereby the stop signs were transformed into flowers may have to come to an end as there are ‘just too many restrictions to overcome’.

City official Bill Harris contacted the man behind the project, known only as Bryan, and informed him that “Even with the great community spirit this effort has generated… there is just no way to retain the works where they now are.”

Bryan currently has a week or so to remove the ‘flowers’ or they will be removed by city employees.  Bryan hopes that if he lives them up there is a chance they will be left alone after all, stating that “In January, 2011, I put up five as a test run and they are still there, so I’m hoping it was just the city doing their due diligence. But I’d like to think that if you were a busy city worker and had a whole day’s work ahead of you, removing this might be too much trouble.”

27th April:  Florida resident Blanca Riveron was very worried to hear that she may have lung cancer after an x-ray in December of last year showed a worrying dark spot on her lung.

She’d always been stricken with respiratory problems, suffering through bouts of asthma and pneumonia far more regularly than most.  However, upon coming to a halt at a set of traffic lights, she was struck with a coughing fit during which she coughed up a fruit pip she had inhaled by accident 28 years ago!

It is very likely that this was her ‘spot’ and she will be attending a checkup to make sure, but friends and family have remarked how much better she already seems to be getting.  “She’s even been able to blow up a balloon for my son. She had never been able to do that,” said her daughter, Dayana Noda.

28th April:  Since 2004, Seattle attorney Andrew Basiago has been claiming to have been part of ‘Project Pegasus’ between the age of 7 and 12.  Project Pegasus, he claims, was a US government program that worked on teleportation and time travel under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), apparently to test the effects of such travel on the bodies of children as well as adults, who also took part.

He says that children adapted better to the strains of time travel.  Most of the methods of time travel he speaks of he put down to Nikola Tesla, as papers discussing his theories on the subject were allegedly found in his New York apartment subsequent to his death in 1943.  “The machine consisted of two gray elliptical booms about eight feet tall, separated by about 10 feet, between which a shimmering curtain of what Tesla called ‘radiant energy’ was broadcast,” Basiago said. “Radiant energy is a form of energy that Tesla discovered that is latent and pervasive in the universe and has among its properties the capacity to bend time-space.”

He even says that he has photographic evidence of his travels, pointing out that he can be seen in a photograph of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg in 1863, “I left the area around the dais and walked about 100 paces over to where I was photographed in the Josephine Cogg image of Lincoln at Gettysburg,” he explains.  Perhaps not surprisingly, many are skeptical of his claims.

24th April:  Ginger Morneau happened to have her camera handy in order to document a rather unusual showdown while walking along the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, BC.  A Glaucous gull whose eyes were probably bigger than its stomach when it spotted a potential meal, was spotted struggling with a Giant Pacific Octopus in the shallow water of the Point.

Morneau snapped several pictures of the somewhat dramatic event, describing it all as ‘primal’ and speaking of how she had rather wanted to rescue the bird, which was definitely losing the fight.  It had at first appeared to have been feeding on something just under the surface, but on closer inspection it was unable to lift its head from the water despite flapping its wings to try and free itself.

The gull was soon pulled completely under the water and the octopus slunk off to enjoy its enormous catch.  Gulls are capable of eating an octopus, but there have been odd reports throughout history of the opposite happening too as in this instance.  This is the first time anybody has ever been able to capture it though.

UFO’s

Yes the exist!

Strictly speaking ANY flying object which cannot be identified is a UFO – an Unidentified Flying Object

However when the term UFO is used many will immediately think of aliens – extraterrestrials.

Now this is a HUGE topic so we’re going to focus upon one key story and look at what ‘evidence’ there is and what we can deduce from that evidence…

The report that we are referring to in the show is can be found here and was compiled by Catherine : Rendlesham : Notes

The Drake Equation

While working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake conceived a means to mathematically estimate the number of worlds that might harbor beings with technology sufficient to communicate across the vast gulfs of interstellar space. The Drake Equation, as it came to be known, was formulated in 1961 and is generally accepted by the scientific community.

 N = R* fp ne fl fi fc L

where,

  • N = The number of communicative civilizations
  • R* = The rate of formation of suitable stars (stars such as our Sun)
  • fp = The fraction of those stars with planets. (Current evidence indicates that planetary systems may be common for stars like the Sun.)
  • ne = The number of Earth-like worlds per planetary system
  • fl = The fraction of those Earth-like planets where life actually develops
  • fi = The fraction of life sites where intelligence develops
  • fc = The fraction of communicative planets (those on which electromagnetic communications technology develops)
  • L = The “lifetime” of communicating civilizations

Frank Drake’s own current solution to the Drake Equation estimates 10,000 communicative civilizations in the Milky Way. Dr. Drake, who serves on the SETI League’s advisory board, has personally endorsed SETI’s planned all-sky survey.

 

Music on tonights show from Aardvark Records

Raising Days – Heart Stand Still

Raising Days – Earth

Raising Days – Craving

 

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