4 ago. 2015

El extraño «cangrejo alienígena» que ha aparecido en Marte

"A pocos días de celebrar su tercer año explorando Marte (el cual se sucederá el próximo jueves 6 de agosto) el robot «Curiosity» ha vuelto a revolucionar a los amantes de lo oculto gracias a una de las últimas fotografías que ha enviado a la Tierra. Y es que, aunque en un principio la susodicha imagen no parecía más que una instantánea del Planeta Rojo, algunos usuarios de Facebook afirman que en ella se puede ver una extraña criatura similar a un cangrejo.
Concretamente, estas sospechas han venido de la mano de los responsable de la página de Facebook «Journey to the Surface of the Mars», una comunidad de usuarios que revisa las instantáneas enviadas por el «Curiosity» intentando encontrar algún elemento extraño en ellas. Su objetivo, según afirman, es combatir la versión oficial que la NASA ofrece sobre el Planeta Rojo (así lo atestigua la descripción que hacen sobre sí mismos, en la que señalan que «ellos no nos cuentan la verdad sobre Marte») (...)"
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World population to reach 9.7 billion by 2050

The UN's latest estimates indicate that the Earth's population will grow even faster than expected. It's no secret that the number of people on our pl...
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'Lizard man' filmed in Bishopville woods

A legend from a small town in South Carolina has come to life this week in the form of a new video. Tales of a strange hominid known as the Lizard Man...
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Climate Change Denial

2015 is now well on its way to be the hottest year on record, and a year of great extremes, with extraordinary heat in summer and profound cold in winter, and springs and autumns marked by weather of unusual violence. This is exactly what we are seeing this year. And yet climate change denial is, if anything, more strident--and more fallacious--than ever. Right now, Australia is experiencing an unusually cold winter while California is fighting a record number of wildfires, many of them completely out of control.

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California 'booms' mystery has been solved

Researchers have finally identified what has been causing loud booming sounds across the state. Residents of California's Gold Country had been left p...
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Cat Ascending into the Air in Russia

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Given our recent Dreamland with Linda Moulton Howe on cat mutilations, and the long worldwide history of this phenomenon, we thought it would be appropriate to post this video of a cat moving through the sky attached to some sort of metallic plate. It shows no evidence of being a computer graphic. Probable unknown.

To listen to Linda' most recent program on this subject, click here.

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3 ago. 2015

Record Heat in Mideast, Unusual Cold in Australia

A ferocious heat wave is scorching the Middle East. A high pressure system has stalled over Iran and Iraq and is resulting in some of the highest temperatures ever recorded in populate areas. If the system should move north, it will affect Europe in coming weeks. Temperatures in Baghdad have reached up to 126F, and are predicted to remain above 115F for the next 10 days. The entire region is suffering exceptional heat, and the poor and displaced in conflict countries are having problems getting water. In many places, electricity is sporadic, and there is little air conditioning except in the wealthier countries such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.

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Buzz Aldrin publishes moon expenses form

The legendary Apollo 11 astronaut revealed that he'd been reimbursed $33.31 for costs during the trip. The remarkable document, which was posted up on...
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Kecksburg festival celebrates UFO incident

Locals were out in force last week to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the famous UFO event. The incident, which took place back in December...
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Forteana: An Argentinean Springheel Jack?




Forteana: An Argentinean Springheel Jack?
By Gustavo Fernández - Instituto Planificador de Encuentros Cercanos

[A note to INEXPLICATA readers: Our older followers will recall articles by our good friend and colleague Gustavo Fernández on a variety of subjects involving UFOs and the paranormal. He is among the few researchers who can claim having had a close encounter – strike that: an up-close-and-personal encounter – with a paranormal entity, delivering a well-aimed martial arts blow against it and plunging his hand into the entity, feeling the coldness of its substance. Here shares with us the “darker” side of Mount Uritorco in Argentina’s Capilla del Monte, a major place of pilgrimage for UFO devotees from all over the world. – SC]

[…] There have also been decidedly paranormal manifestations in the vicinity of Uritorco, but with truly horrific aspects. One of them involved the case of the “Uritorco Vampire”, on which a more complete narration can be found in the book “Hechos y relatos fantásticos de Capilla del Monte”, Chapter: “El extraño incendiario” (the strange arsonist) by Mario Gustavo Guevara. Ed. Del Prete, 2004.

September 1989. A fierce conflagration that had its origin near Cruz del Eje penetrated the jurisdiction of Capilla del Monte. It had a six kilometer long fire line and moved in a north-to-south direction, pushed by winds from the northern sector with thirty to forty kilometer per hour gusts, threatening the central part of a residence, the focus of the incident we are about to describe. Two squads from the local firefighting brigade headed to the area, requesting immediate backup, resulting in the summoning of personnel from other localities and support from the Argentinean Army, which contributed two Bell 212 H1H helicopters and several Unimogs to convey the “Orange Brigade’s” personnel.

Once all the personnel had been transported and the operating base established at the center of the ranch, fire extinction tasks commenced in a coordinated fashion, with the intended goal being promptly achieved.

By mid-morning, after part of the fire had been extinguished, new outbreaks erupted in the area where the fire had already been point down, causing delays in the firefighting personnel’s undertakings, forcing them to break into groups. It was precisely one of these groups that made visual contact with an individual, clad entirely in black and of considerable height, who was deliberately lighting the fires.

Upon seeing this, the squad leader sent three of his toughest men to find and apprehend the arsonists while the rest kept fighting the fire. When the main group was some 200 meters away, the three firefighters saw the figure some fifty meters distant from them. These were the brawniest members of the group, who shed their firefighting gear and grabbed their wilderness machetes. They headed straight for the character, willing to carry out the order they were given, completely unaware of the turn that events were about to take.

When they stood scant meters away from what at first sight seemed to be a man dressed in black, wearing a sort of cape and a broad-brimmed hat of the same color, it noticed them, breaking into a swift run through the wilderness, heading toward a promontory overlooking a creek. The three firefighters gave chase, their own speed and agility exceeded by that of their quarry – something utterly unnatural, as they would admit later. The chase continued right up to the promontory. The strange character got there first, taking a prodigious leap into the void, vanishing from the sight of his pursuers, who found a vertical drop of some eighty meters when they arrived. Below, they could see the silhouette of the strange being running at full speed down the watercourse, only to vanish into a cave set in one of the creek banks.

Astonished by the display of agility, and unable to understand how it had survived the fall, the small group rejoined the rest of the firefighters, advising their superiors of the situation. The higher-ups promptly contacted the military, requesting protection to insure the safety of the firefighters. Fire extinction duties proceeded normally and the strange arsonist’s presence was not noticed the rest of the day. As night fell, work came to an end and the firefighters regrouped at the operating base for dinner and to rest up for the next day’s efforts. Of course, the arsonist was the main subject of discussion, which had caused the higher-ups to assign an armed escort to each group.

After dinner – a delicious rice dish – the firefighters got together with the caretaker of the property, an older man endowed with enviable vitality, who welcomed them warmly and offered them the local wine. After the usual small talk, conversation turned to the subject of the strange character. The caretaker told them, in a very sober tone: “You must have a care with certain things.”
The firefighters grew interested and asked the man to tell them anything he might know about the subject. The caretaker nodded, drew a breath, had a drink of wine and started his story:

“This happened two or three years ago, when dead cows began appearing in the fields. The cows appeared to be exsanguinated, without any other injury aside from a small incision to the nape of the neck. One day, while surveying the property to round up the animals, I found a print which led to the far side of the creek along the edge of a hill. But when I reached the summit, the horse got nervous and refused to go further. My hounds began wheedling pathetically and back off, as if wanting to avoid something on the other side. I dismounted, grabbed my double-barreled shotgun and climbed along the trail. On the other side, I came across an indescribable scene – there was a cow on the ground, kicking, and standing over it was a man dressed in black, crouched over its throat. I thought he was a common rustler and shouted at him. At that moment, he stood up straight and turned around.” The caretaker paused for another sip of wine, and his facial expression changed.

“Fellas, I swear to you that I’d never seen anything like it my life. The man’s face could not be described. It was dark, with shining yellow eyes and a crooked grimace showing sharp teeth. He took a step toward me and all I could think to do was point the shotgun at him. This didn’t stop him, so I opened fire. The shot should’ve knocked back a bull, the man only wobbled. I fired again, and this time he fell backward to the ground, without making a single noise. After I recovered from the shock, I got to thinking about what I should do with the body. I couldn’t take him to town, because the horse refused to carry it. I didn’t want to leave him lying there, since I was afraid some wild animal would drag him away and people would call me a madman, so I decided to tie him up and drag him to a cave at the side of a creek.

"Once there, I buried him in a cave and sealed the entrance with stones, promising myself that I would never tell anyone about it. I broke my silence today, when I heard you talking, to make sure you watch your step. Don’t provoke that which shouldn’t be provoked.

“The last thing I’ll tell you – and you’ll decide what to do about it – is that a few months ago I found another dead cow like before. So I went to the cave and found it open, with the stones overturned from the inside out, and the grave empty and without dirt. Nothing but the hole I’d dug.”

A collective shiver ran across his audience. What mystery was concealed in this place, hidden in the heart of the sierras? The rest of the night was a tense vigil, made worse by the sounds of nature and the wild thoughts of my companions, who were made to see and hear unreal things, keeping them from sleeping.

The arrival of the new day brought with it an uncertain tranquility, tinged by what could happen. Armed groups were assembled to quench the fire and all the firemen set off with a degree of nervousness, accompanied by their military escorts, who were in the same state as the rest by being young men.

Helicopters flew over the area, conveying manpower to the most remote areas and conducting aerial surveillance to report any developments.

The strange character reappeared as it had at mid-morning the previous day. This time, the difference was that all groups had contact [with it]. Even the helicopters could see it, unable to follow the character’s movements, as he vanished into the verdant gorges.

The groups watched the figure watching them, some from a distance, while others were startled by its swiftness and speed, never giving the armed escorts a chance to take action. It always vanished toward the creek.

The firefighters closer to it were in such a state of nerves that most of them had breakdowns. It was necessary to relieve them from duty and evacuate them from the area. Others feigned accidents, dehydration and other excuses to be evacuated. Encounters kept occurring uninterruptedly and consternation was widespread, but at no point was personnel attacked by the strange character. There was not, and is not, an explanation for the simultaneous manifestations at different locations, some at considerable distances from others.
In the afternoon, and despite the nuisance, the fire was extinguished. A brief ash vigil was held without the character’s presence being reported or new outbreaks either. At sundown, all personnel withdrew from the area. While the column of vehicles pulled away from the heart of the property, they could see the figure in black standing on a hilltop, watching them as they withdrew from his domain.

Linking this apparition with “Springheel Jack” is inevitable. This entity prowled the London nights in the 1890s, jumping from one rooftop to the next before the startled eyes of the Bobbies, the British police who were unable to do anything at all to stop his absurd antics. Absurd because he only appeared to be interested in doing precisely that – leaping from roof to roof until vanishing. But the descriptions are largely unanimous: tall and very thin, fully clad in black, with a wide brimmed hat that concealed his face, a cape, and – the only difference from his counterpart in Córdoba – a bright white light at the center of his chest that could blind anyone coming near. With a century’s difference between them, both characters mark the intrusion of a strange reality into our everyday lives.

In the case of Mount Uritorco, two constants known to researchers of the paranormal can be added: cattle slain under strange circumstances (impossible not to associate the oft-mentioned Chupacabras to all this), and unexplained fires such as the ones we discussed in a recent podcast. The inexplicable mysteries endure.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Gustavo Fernández]


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Will we ever be able to visit 'Earth 2.0' ?

Kepler-452b, the most Earth-like world ever found outside our solar system, is 1400 light years away. Last month astronomers rejoiced at the discovery...
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La Cuevona

He pasado esta tarde por un lugar pintoresco que me ha encantado y que, por supuesto, no puedo resistirme a compartir con los lectores de TecOb. La visita merece la pena, aunque aviso que para llegar a este lugar hay que transitar por estrechas carreteras de montaña que están en buen estado pero en las que, como no podía ser de otro modo, hay que circular con precaución. Existen pequeñas áreas de aparcamiento tanto a un lado como al otro de los accesos, espacios ideales para dejar un rato el coche, algo mucho más recomendable que aparcar en la entrada de la oquedad, como he visto a alguien hacer hoy, cosa que estropea bastante la “magia” del lugar.

Localización de La Cuevona.

Se trata de La Cuevona, lugar cercano al pueblecito de Cuevas del Agua, al sur de Ribadesella (Asturias). De hecho, si se quiere llegar al pueblo, hay que atravesar La Cuevona a través de la carretera que recorre esta asombrosa formación kárstica. Como su nombre nos describe, se trata de una gran cueva, iluminada artificialmente de forma llamativa, a través de la que discurre el cauce del arroyo de La Cueva y, a su vera, la carretera asfaltada y bien cuidada que se adentra en la montaña casi 300 metros hasta pasar al otro lado, donde aparece el pueblecito. Esta cueva fue utilizada desde tiempo inmemorial por las gentes de Cuevas para poder comunicarse con el mundo. Las siguientes fotografías (hechas con el móvil), que he tomado esta tarde, muestran la belleza del lugar y las razones por las que merece ser visitado, mucho más que cualquier descripción escrita que pueda yo realizar.

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La Cuevona apareció originalmente en Tecnología Obsoleta, 3 agosto 2015.


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2 ago. 2015

Marana police pick up unidentified voice

The Marana Police Department in Arizona has released an audio clip which features an unexpected extra. The clip, which was posted up on the department...
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Team develops water-walking robot insects

Researchers from South Korea and the US have created a robot that is capable of walking on water. The tiny robot works in much the same way as its rea...
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