28 jun. 2017

A New Worldwide Ransomware Attack called "Petya" is Currently Underway

Organizations and corporations around the world were once again hit by a massive ransomware attack, in a manner similar to the WannaCry attack launched (and foiled) last May.

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26 jun. 2017

(1974) Conroy Virtus, un monstruo volante para cargar con el transbordador espacial

Al ver en prensa cómo se presentaba en pasados días el imponente avión Stratolaunch (de Stratolaunch Systems Corporation), no pude menos que recordar cierto pariente que no llegó a ver la luz pero con el que guarda cierto parecido. El Stratolaunch, con unos imponentes 117 metros de enverdadura, está pensado para ser parte de un sistema de lanzamiento de vehículos orbitales en cierto modo similar al Pegasus pero a una escala mayor.

El caso es que, allá por 1974, se presentó el proyecto de un vehículo muy parecido en lo estético al que se llamó Conroy Virtus. El hombre detrás de aquella bestia de 140 metros de envergadura fue John Michael “Jack” Conroy, diseñador aeronáutico y empresario cuya compañía estuvo detrás de los sorprendentes cargueros Pregnant Guppy, Super Guppy, y Mini Guppy.

Representación visual del Conroy Virtus en vuelo. NASA, 1974.

El Conroy Virtus se pensó como carguero capaz de transportar el que iba a ser el nuevo vehículo espacial reutilizable de los Estados Unidos: el Transbordador espacial. Aunque el Conroy Virtus nunca llegó a construirse, cabe imaginar que hubiera sido algo increíble verlo volar. El diseño partía de la idea de reutilizar partes de aviones ya existentes para ahorrar costes. Así, se tomaban dos fuselajes procedentes de bombarderos B-52 Stratofortress como elementos principales. La NASA optó finalmente por utilizar una modificación del Boeing 747 para esa tarea.

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Argentina: Unknown Flashing Object Astonishes Onlookers



Source: La Gaceta (Salta) and Planeta UFO
Date: 06.25.2017


Argentina: Unknown Flashing Object Astonishes Onlookers

Something out of the ordinary startled residents of Barrio El Carmen yesterday at noon.

It sparkled and moved, but it was unknown to those looking at it. Local residents were astounded by the object that appeared in the skies of Salta at noon yesterday.

In Barrio El Carmen, anyone looking up at that time would have been surprised to see an unusual shiny object. Some locals who beheld the circular shining object spoke with La Gaceta about the unanswered riddle: what could it have been?

"We were unable to identify the object," says one local in the video. "It was silvery and flashing, and it let us to belive it was a UFO reflecting sunlight."

"It was like a spinning sphere," says another, "giving off a light, an incandescence. My brother phoned me to tell me about it, but I didn't see it until he told me exactly where to look. I was able to locate it and see it."

VIDEO AT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6s3BLIRgNI

[Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez]
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Argentina: Alleged UFO Over Quequén



Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 06.26.2017


Argentina: Alleged UFO Over Quequén

Guillermo Giménez writes: "Today I received a message from Dolores Bernskov telling me '...that while she was writing in a WhatsApp group, I turned on the cellphone camera to show them what the weather was like. When I looked up, cellphone in hand, I saw this before my eyes. I pressed the button. The first thing I did was check the time - 8:56 a.m. on 25 June. [The object] was located over 521 corner with 554 in Quequén, bordering Necochea (Buenos Aires). It had staggered motion and vanished in the clouds. I was using a Samsung phone. This was about two blocks from where I live. They appeared to be high up. They suddenly zig-zagged and lost themselves in the clouds. It all happened very quickly.'

"It should be noted," Giménez continues, "that this would not be a meteorite, as these objects do not engage in zig-zag movements, nor is space junk, for the same reason, and cannot be an airplane. Therefore: What is it we are seeing in the picture? Two strange lights suspended in the air, playing with each other before vanishing? For the time being we are identifying these objects as UFOs in the strict sense of the term - unidentified flying objects captured by this resident of Necochea, a sighting that in her own words, 'gave me chills'.

Unidentified objects are visiting Argentina's Atlantic Coast once more.

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Argentina: ICOU's UFO "Time Capsule"



Argentina: ICOU's UFO "Time Capsule"

As we approach the anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold sighting in 1947 and the alleged crash at Roswell that same year, UFO research can be faulted for paying excessive attention to the past and sparing little thought for what is yet to come.

Argentina's ICOU group has taken a step in the right direction by placing photographic evidence, videos, and a variety of material aimed a posterity within a time capsule to be opened in the year 2117, when the mystery of UFOs will have either been solved or still bedevil humanity.

The message to coming generations was placed in the community of Máximo Paz, Department of Constitución, Province of Santa Fe.

The initiative was spearheaded by Luis Burgos of the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO) who is also a founding member of ICOU. In an interview with Más Allá del Misterio, he reminded readers that Argentina also played a significant role during the summer of 1947, when the presence of a "mysterious red ball" was seen flying over San Martín Park in the city of La Plata on July 10 that year.

In the same interview, Burgos stated that "not all UFOs are alien" and was confident that "the mystery will be solved someday, although estimating a possible date for such an occurrence is flippant."

This nocturnal photo shows the time capsule at its resting place in the city of La Plata. Sleep tight, time traveler:


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23 jun. 2017

An Extraordinary Object Photographed in Canada

This object was photographed on June 17 at about 7:45 PM in Oshawa, Ontario. "It came out of nowhere" said wildlife photographer Ken Rice. It was visible for a short time, during which Rice managed to take two clear shots with his camera. He has been unable to identify it, and that goes for our photographic experts, too. It's not a computer graphic and if Mr. Rice's description of its speed of movement is correct, it isn't a balloon, either. This leaves "unidentified flying object" but don't assume that your Out There editor has concluded from this that aliens are now speeding around in giant pies.

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New Solar-Powered Paint can Produce Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Source

In science's quest to develop less polluting sources of energy, hydrogen gas has often been used as an example as a potential replacement for fossil fuels: aside from being the most abundant substance in the universe, it is also the most combustible natural substance known, and only produces pure water when burned with oxygen. Unfortunately, the chemical instability of its gaseous form means that storing it is inherently hazardous, and the extraction of the gas from hydrogen's more stable forms, such as water or petroleum products, can be highly energy inefficient, or produce a disproportionate amount of waste pollutants.

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El audífono de Einstein

Esquema de una de las patentes de refrigerador de Einstein y Leó Szilárd.

Albert Einstein es asociado, sin duda alguna, con la física teórica. Sin embargo, es menos conocido que alrededor de cincuenta patentes de diversos países llevan su nombre, por lo general en colaboración con amigos. Hace ya más de una década que publiqué un artículo acerca de los refrigeradores que Einstein inventó junto al físico Leó Szilárd.

Albert, como es bien conocido, trabajó entre 1902 y 1909 junto con su amigo el ingeniero Michele Besso en la Oficina Federal de Patentes de Berna, en Suiza. Aquella experiencia como examinador de patentes le sirvió en 1915 para ser llamado como perito experto en un litigio judicial en el que se dirimía si una empresa estadounidense estaba infringiendo los derechos de patente de un inventor alemán sobre un tipo de girocompás.

Esquema de la patente de Gustav Bucky y Einstein sobre una cámara ajustable a la luz ambiental.

Las incursiones de Einstein en el terreno de la ingeniería fueron más allá de su labor pericial y de las patentes sobre refrigeradores. Todavía en su estancia en Berna, en las animadas tertulias de la efímera “Academia Olimpia”, Albert inventó junto con varios de sus amigos cierto voltímetro pensado para medir diferencias de potencial muy pequeñas. El aparato no fue patentado, pero sí difundida su existencia en un artículo y comercializado de manera limitada. Muchos años más tarde, en 1935, Einstein patenta, junto con el radiólogo Gustav Bucky, un mecanismo que permitiría a las cámaras fotográficas gozar de un diafragma de ajuste automático ante las condiciones de luz gracias al uso de una célula fotoeléctrica. Por cierto, Bucky también fue compañero de otras aventuras, como la del diseño de prendas de vestir resistentes al agua).

Ahora bien, lo que quiero resaltar hoy en estas letras fue otra patente, la de un “audífono” que guarda una historia curiosa. En esta ocasión el compañero de aventuras fue el ingeniero Rudolf Goldschmidt, reconocido en su tiempo por sus diseños de generadores que eran empleados en potentes estaciones de radio, así como por sus muchos inventos en el campo de la radiodifusión, como la rueda tonal. Goldschmidt dirigió un laboratorio de investigación en Berlín, lugar que era frecuentado por Einstein dada su amistad con el ingeniero. De su colaboración surgió una patente común sobre un audífono (originalmente estaban trabajando ya sobre la idea de crear micrófonos magnetostrictivos), que vio la luz en 1934 tras varios años de estudios. La necesidad del invento había surgido porque cierta cantante, Olga Eisner, otra amistad de Albert, comenzaba a padecer de sordera. Aquello conmovió a Einstein, quien propuso a Goldschmidt construir un audífono avanzado. El modelo final (patente alemana 590.783PDF) estaba constituido por una fina lámina metálica colocada sobre la porción mastoidea del hueso temporal, bajo la piel. Esta lámina vibraría por magnetostricción en presencia del campo magnético generado por un electroimán externo, que haría las veces de generador de impulsos. Aunque en principio no tuvo recorrido comercial, este audífono fue la semilla en la que Goldschmidt se inspiró para lograr modelos prácticos de audífono años más tarde.

Gráficos de la patente del micrófono magnetostrictivo ideado por Einstein y Goldschmidt.

Lecturas adicionales:
The Practical Einstein: Experiments, Patents, Inventions. József Illy.
Albert Einstein’s patents. Matthew Trainer.
Museo virtual de la OEPM – Albert Einstein

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22 jun. 2017

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An alleged Defense Intelligence Agency UFO briefing document has been leaked to the host of the late-night talk radio program Midnight in the Desert, Heather Wade. Wade reported her receipt of the document on June 13, 2017, from two retired military personnel that she is familiar with, although she says she plans to keep their identities a secret. Although the authenticity of the documents have yet to be verified, at least one U.S. Navy analyst has already cast doubt on the legitimacy of the papers.

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Whitley's Eerie May 7 Missing TIme Expeirence

On May 7, Whitley Strieber had a missing time experience in the middle of the Los Angeles airport. It was the first such experience he has ever had that was so overt and undeniable. On June 15, he explored it further with Laurie MacDonald, and here he reports both on the experience itself and his surprising findings.

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The MJ-12 Documents and a Creepy Possibility

Heather Wade at Midnight in the Desert recently received from what she described as a trusted source a document that is allegedly an MJ-12 report on the Aztec UFO  crash of 1947. While

the document is stamped with classification notices, its release was probably not illegal as it is more than 30 years old and does not appear to discuss matters of national security

importance as defined under the National Security Act.

What it does discuss is this crash and an interview with an individual who was said to have lived through it, assumed to be an alien. While he or she isn’t described in detail, the

individual speaks good English and even has a rather sardonic sense of humor.'

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Resuelto el misterio de las espículas del Sol

Desde hace más de un siglo se observan gigantescos chorros de plasma saliendo disparados de la superficie del Sol: las espículas. Ahora un equipo internacional de astrofísicos, liderado por un español, ha descubierto que se forman por las interacciones entre los campos magnéticos y el gas parcialmente ionizado de la atmósfera solar. Las observaciones de un telescopio de Canarias, otro de la NASA y avanzadas simulaciones por ordenador han permitido el hallazgo.
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The Riddle of Teleportation



The Riddle of Teleportation
By Scott Corrales - © 2017 Inexplicata

An interesting news item passed unnoticed among the never-ending news about terrorism, celebrity outrage or virtue-signaling. A Chinese satellite, the Micius, broke the 100 kilometer quantum teleportation record set two years ago.

Micius - launched in 2016 as part of the QUESS program - was designed as an initial step at establishing a "global quantum communication network", sending photons at a distance of 1200 kilometers. A small step for a satellite, a giant leap for a new era in communications.

But the concept of "teleportation" evokes unfortunate memories, such as the haunting 1950's film The Fly and the hideous commingling of scientist and insect. Even Star Trek's transporter room - one of the crown jewels of that beloved franchise - wasn't free of awful moments, such as the transporter accident in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) early on in the feature. Fantasy has taught us that moving objects through space, and sometimes through time, is fraught with peril. Random teleportation is even more frightening: who would want to take a casual step forward on a city street, a country field, or in the safety of a school or office building, only to find themselves transported to a remote jungle, desert or the middle of the ocean? Suddenly appearing in medieval times wouldn't be a picnic, either. In an earlier article on the subject of bizarre relocations in space, we mentioned Isaac Asimov's "Pebble in the Sky", whose protagonist, Joseph Schwartz, suddenly finds himself on a future planet Earth where people are condemned to die at the age of sixty. The retired tailor avoids "stepping over a Raggedy Ann" doll to find himself in an empty field, looking nowhere like his native Chicago.

In more recent times, the U.S. Air Force has commissioned the Teleportation Research Study (AFRL-PR-ED-TR-2003-0034) that includes a very interesting paragraph. "Very early investigations of, and experiments on, p-Teleportation occurred during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many cases that were studied, and the experiments that were performed, were undoubtedly due to fraud, and few experiments have occurred under controlled conditions during that period [...] Psychics Uri Geller (1975) and Ray Stanford (1974) claimed to have been teleported on several occasions. Most claimed instances of human teleportation of the body from one place to another have been unwitnessed. There are also a small number of credible reports of individuals who reported being teleported to/from UFOs during a UFO close encounter, which were scientifically investigated (Vallée, 1988, 1990, 1997). But a larger number of such reports are anecdotal, whereby the witness data tends to be unreliable." It is nonetheless fascinating to look back at some of these early accounts of teleportation.

The Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology gives us the intriguing case of Ofelia Corrales (no relation) and her siblings, who were seen to suddenly vanish from the living room of their early 20th century home in San Jose, Costa Rica only to reappear in the back yard. To their delight, without a scrap of fear, they were returned to the living room in the same manner. The bizarre claims were investigated by law professor Alberto Brenes, who wrote that children had been placed the greenhouse as part of a test. A loud report was heard, and when the living room doors were unlocked, they found the youngsters, whose ages ranged from seven to ten - standing single-file inside, laughing and discussing the experience. When Brenes asked them the manner in which they had been spirited away, the children described feeling a kind of "pressure under their arms" and then finding themselves in the place to which they had been taken. "Spirits" were deemed to be responsible for this activity, and researchers interacted with them.

These were the years of spiritualism and the investigation of forces unseen to humans, conducted earnestly by persons of unimpeachable reputation. Frauds were unmasked, as could be expected, but other cases presented a challenge, such as the 1901 case involving Italy's Pansini family, where the teleportation phenomenon appeared to center around their son Alfredo. The youngster was possessed by "angelic forces" who instilled with mediumistic abilities and the less desirable attribute of being able to vanish suddenly from his home in Ruvo di Puglia, reappearing elsewhere in the town or in adjacent communities - in one instance, the boy found himself aboard a fishing vessel at sea. The case was the subject of research by Dr. Joseph Lapponi, a physician with ties to the Vatican, who included it in his book L'Hypnotisme et le spiritisme, étude médico-critique (Perrin, 1907). Teleportation bedeviled not only poor Alfredo, but his sibling as well. "Very often in a few minutes and in various ways, writes Lapponi, "the boys have found themselves successively at Biscelglie, Giovinazzo, Mariotta, and Terlizzi, from whence they returned to Ruvo either by the help of friends of the family or the public Authorities. One day the two boys were in the Piazza di Ruvo at 1:35 in the afternoon and at 1:45 were at Trani, before the door of the house of one of their uncles, Signor Girolamo Maggiore." The author adds: "It was concluded to useless to fight against the supernatural forces" and the boys were allowed to remain paranormal shuttlecocks, at the mercy of the unknown "angels." (The reader will allow a brief note at this point - the Alfredo Pansini of this disturbing paranormal case is not the Alfredo Panzini who went on to write the screenplay for the 1926 version of The Last Days of Pompeii, and who was a distinguished lexicographer as well).

Spanish researcher Marcelino Requejo looked into a high-strangeness event that took place in Galicia, Spain’s northwestern corner. On May 7, 2007, Juan M.L. and Bernardo D.G. became the protagonists of a bizarre incident in the vicinity of Lugo. The events took place around 15:00 hours as they traveled in their car toward a saw mill located near the city. Apparently they were barely one kilometer from their destination at a location known as Piugos da Pena, and had just left behind a well-known automotive dealership, when the witnesses noticed a dense fog that appeared to emerge from their vehicle.

They pulled over on the shoulder to see what was going on. The smoke vanished. Only seconds after continuing their journey, they realized that they were in a completely different location from the one they had been before.

"We had no idea where we were," said Juan. "We were only meters away from the sawmill and we suddenly found ourselves next to a road sign that read: "Santa Eulalia de Bóveda". So, completely astonished, we decided to continue driving to Santa Eulalia to see if we could get to the saw mill from there."

In the wink of an eye, they had traversed the 6 kilometers that separate the environs of the saw mill and the detour to Santa Eulalia de Bóveda. While they looked for the way back, both men witnessed an odd phenomenon: the Sun appeared to be right in the middle of a gigantic, smoky triangle.

Aside from the notorious “Vidal Case” and its fictional trappings, one of the most interesting teleportation experiences on record is that of Carlos Acevedo and Miguel Angel Moya which occurred in Argentina in 1978. Both men were participating in the first stage of the Rally de America del Sur, an event involving a number of drivers and sponsored by major organizations. Much like the better known Paris-Dakar competition, the rally sought to test the limits of both man and machine by asking drivers to go from the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to Buenos Aires.
By the time Acevedo’s vehicle – a Citroen GS – reached the Andean resort city of Bariloche, he had lost his co-pilot, Hugo Prambs, and replaced him with Miguel Angel Moya. During the last leg of the rally, the drivers stopped for fuel in Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, and much needed coffee. At 2 o’clock in the morning on September 23rd, the race car was on the road again, heading toward Bahía Blanca (notorious in UFO and teleportation chronicles). At around 3 in the morning, Acevedo and Moya had reached the salt flats located to the north of Carmen de Patagones with Acevedo at the wheel.

They were about to enter the pages of the history of the unknown.

An overwhelmingly bright light became visible in the car’s rear view mirror. It was subsequently described as a “dense yellow light” which appeared at first as small dot, yet increased in size at it approached.

The Citroen’s crew was not in the least bit alarmed, thinking the light represented the headlights of one of the other vehicles involved in the rally. Acevedo slowed down and moved over to the shoulder to allow the competitor to “pass”. The light had other intentions.

According to the driver, the passenger compartment was bathed in light, blinding the occupants. Acevedo felt he had lost control of the Citroen, which was now six feet above the ground. In a split second of confusion, the driver thought the vehicle must have hit a bump on the road and become airborne, waiting for the inevitable crash as the car hit the paved road again. But the car kept rising into the air.

In subsequent interviews, the racer would say that it took him a number of seconds to realize he was caught in an abnormal situation, unable to see his dashboard or even the car’s hood on account of the dense yellow light with a “slightly violet cast” to it. Turning to his co-pilot, he was stunned to see that Moya was “no longer there” or had become invisible.
Moya, on his part, would later say that Acevedo looked rigid, with outstretched arms clutching the steering wheel, staring straight ahead. The driver appeared to be screaming, but nothing was coming out. The overpowering yellow fog had them in its clutches, causing enough fear in the co-pilot that Moya thought to bail, reaching for the car door handle. The door appeared to be welded shut as the temperature inside the passenger compartment increased. “Suddenly,” he told interviewers, “the light enveloped everything and I could see nothing whatsoever. I don’t think I could even see my own hands.”

There was a shudder and Acevedo realized the car was on the road surface once more. The light dimmed and normal visibility was restored as the “object” – a cone of yellowish light – departed in a westward direction. Driver and co-pilot exchanged stunned looks, remaining silent. What unknown force had overtaken their car, and what was it after?
Realizing that his first duty was to the car, Acevedo stepped outside to inspect the vehicle before getting back in and resuming the drive. Upon reaching a filling station in the town of Pedro Luro, north of Carmen de Patagones, they had a shocking realization: the distance between these communities was seventy-eight miles (127 km) and the odometer showed they had only covered thirty-two miles (52 km). However, the clock showed that it had taken them a little under two and half hours to cover a journey that should have taken an hour and fifteen minutes. Worse yet: the Citroen’s fuel tank – filled to capacity during their stop in Viedma – was now completely empty.

An article appeared at www.Hoy.com in 2010 featuring corroborating testimony by two other drivers:

“Race car drivers Edmundo Carvajal and German-born Lothar Ranft were the only Ecuadoran team to participate in the Rally Sudamericano held in September 1978.

“Carvajal and Ranft finished the race, which was an accomplishment in itself for an unserviced vehicle. But aside from participating in the race, both shared an experience involving an alleged UFO witnessed by a pair of Chilean drivers. The unusual situation took place in the penultimate lap of the Rally, organized by the Automovil Club de Argentina.

“We were leaving the Comodoro Rivadavia to Bahía Blanca leg,” explains the former tricolor driver, stating that the incident occurred during a normal stage of the competition. “A Citroen vehicle belonging to a Chilean businessman by the surname of Acevedo passed us before a curve, and this was followed by a very long straight segment, typical of the Pampas, some 80 to 100 kilometers long. I never saw him again after the curve. This drew our attention, because the vehicle wasn’t going that fast, to point that we couldn’t even see its lights.”

“In the early morning hours, Carvajal and Ranft reached a filling station. They found Carlos Acevedo standing outside his car; co-pilot Miguel Angel Moya sitting inside, and many people surrounding them.

“When we got there, we asked them what had happened, because we noticed they were extremely nervous. He told us that after the long straight segment, they saw a very bright light come up behind them; they thought it was one of the Mercedes Benz units that were winning the rally. They were about to pull aside to allow them to pass, but the light became more intense and didn’t pass them by – it placed itself above them.”

“The light lifted our car,” Acevedo allegedly told Carvajal.

“The light carried the car through the air for a few seconds, and at the end, they were deposited without a drop of gasoline in their tank near a filling station. Acevedo recovered from the fright, but his co-pilot was pale and in shock.

“Skeptically, Carvajal noted that “it could have been a well-contrived ruse” but three things impressed him: “[Acevedo and Moya] arrived at the filling station nearly an hour and fifteen minutes before we did. This means an average speed of 4000 kilometers per hour. This was confirmed, because they took time to report the case to the local police. Their odometer showed that the vehicle had covered less than 70 kilometers. Add to that the co-pilot’s state of shock. One can make up stories, but it must be very hard to get into such a state on purpose.”

“Once they reached Buenos Aires, the drivers of the Rally Sudamericano received their awards from Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time World Formula One champion. There was a celebration later that evening. “We were in a group of friends talking to Acevedo. A lady approached and jokingly asked why they had made up the story about the UFO. They became annoyed with this person and decided to leave the party. Acevedo said that he was a serious businessman in his country and that discussing his experience could be harmful. But what they had experienced was indeed true.” (INEXPLICATA, March 10, 2010).

Interest in abrupt teleportation was rekindled in 2017 as a result of news stories concerning the “Hermandarias Event” – an incident during which a teenager vanished within his own home, only to reappear miles away at a taxi stand, having contacted his worried relatives from that location.

The incident occurred on Monday, 22 May, around 22:30 hours in the small and pleasant town of Hernandarias, Province of Entre Rios, Argentina. The situation: a family gathered together for dinner. A 13-year-old had been sent to another part of the property to fetch certain items. An adult gave him a hand in opening a door that presented certain difficulties and was in fact stuck, causing the boy to be delayed. The man struggled with the stuck door for two or three minutes, and upon turning around to look, he noticed that the teen was no longer there. Supposing he'd returned to the rest of the family, the man did the same. Confusion reigned: no one had seen the boy.

Concerned, they took to the street as a group to find him, something that took the family less than ten minutes to accomplish when a cellphone rang. It was the teenager, saying he had no idea how he suddenly found himself at a "taxi stand". He described the location. Meanwhile, the police - which had already been alerted - identified the location and went to collect him. The youth did not understand what had happened. All he knows is that he was standing behind he was "blinded by a powerful light" and heard "a snapping noise", finding himself next at the place where he was ultimately found.

Researcher Gustavo Fernández – whose investigative team has been granted exclusive access to the family – describes the main experiencer, identified only as “R.”, as a quiet, introverted fellow who interacts with a limited number of relatives and acquaintances, never leaving his home unless escorted by a family member, hardly the type of fellow who would pull a prank. Fernandez also dismissed suggestions that the experiencer “had run at top speed” from his home to the taxi stand in order to stage the deception.

“No satisfactory theory exists to explain the mechanism of such events,” wrote Stuart Gordon in his compilation The Paranormal-An Illustrated Encyclopedia (London: Headline, 1992). “If indeed it is possible to take apart the billions of constituent atoms in any one body, then somehow transport them, or the information as to their organisation, to a distant point, there to reassemble them exactly in their former arrangement, this is a science unknown…or forgotten.”



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Nuevos nanomateriales con aplicaciones biológicas y ambientales

Un equipo hispano-hindú de investigadores ha comprobado que algunos nanomateriales basados en óxido de titanio 'dopado' con zinc ayudan en dos ámbitos muy diferentes: la formación de vasos sanguíneos en modelos animales y la descontaminación de aguas. Entre sus posibles aplicaciones figuran la regeneración de tejidos dañados por lesiones cardiovasculares y la limpieza de las aguas residuales de las industrias textiles.
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