Archive for January, 2010

Stuck On Scotland…

Posted in Alien Abduction, Alien Technology, Coast to Coast, Earthfiles.com, EBE, Extraterrestrial, Triangle, UFO, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

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I listened with great excitement to an interview on Coast-To-Coast with Linda Moulten Howe last night. Linda essentially co-hosts on the last Thursday of every month with George Noory. Her productions are second to none. Accurate, probing questions and I do feel unbiased. She really gets to the meat of the matter.

Last nights show was terrific, as it also covered a UFO abduction in Tarbrax, Scotland (indicated on the map to the left), so it coincided nicely with my current Scotland UFO theme. I’m only going to redirect you to Linda’s site from here. Read parts one and two (part three is coming soon). These are incredibly detailed and quite scary reports, with excellent graphics by the abductees. Essentially, they raise more questions about why people continue to be abducted and what/where is “Sanctuary”? Read here

NASA’s Satellites Show Unknown Objects Around The Sun

Posted in Alien Technology, Disclosure, NASA, Sun, UFO with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

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This happened on January 18 2010. If you view the video below and use the links to look for these image files on NASA’s Stereo satellites (Sun orbiting satellites, one in front of the sun and the other behind the sun, the part we can’t see, aptly called Ahead and Behind) you’ll find that either you can’t access these files at all, or, the files are there but have been poorly retouched to remove or pixelate the objects that this video depicts, since January 18th.

NASA has responded to say that the images have probably been affected by charged particles which have caused the images to be damaged (otherwise known as digital artifacts). This would be all fine and dandy as an excuse, but if the image camera CCD had been damaged by charged particles then the image sensor area should depict the same artifact in the exact same spot in each subsequent frame! I don’t buy their excuse. Otherwise why would they remove access to these files at all? This is going to be the year of disclosure, no question. Now I must mention that the Russian Sun satellite, Coronas-Foton, went dead, they think permanently, on January 18. Coincidence? Source for the Russian info, Pravda.

Here’s one of the responses from NASA’s STEREO Project Scientist

“What you’re seeing is the difference between “beacon mode” (near realtime, heavily compressed, binned [I believe 512 x 512 or smaller]) images and normal playback telemetry images (2048 x 2048 native mode, less heavily but still lossily compressed).

Normally, we get most of each day covered by the near realtime, beacon mode data through the help of a variety of ground stations around the world (including some operated by radio amateurs):

so we have prompt information when space weather events have originated at the Sun. The full-resolution playback telemetry comes from dedicated periods of downlink (“station contacts”) through NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN). A single playback can last hours, and covers data from a day or more stored on one of the two spacecrafts’ solid state recorders. Those data are then played back over the Internet to the mission operations center and the STEREO science center, and thence to the instrument teams’ home institutions, where they are processed over the course of a day or so. Thus, in normal operations, the full-resolution images will be ~ three days behind real time. Newer images will be the lower-res, more highly compressed beacon mode images, and older images will have been replaced by the full-res, playback data.

On January 18, at ~ 21:47 UT, the “central data recorder” at DSN, that stores all the playback data from all the missions DSN supports, failed. A backup CDR took over, but apparently started working on data from January 10, instead of just the four previous hours, as designed. (The last I heard, the DSN engineers don’t understand why, but it certainly sounds like a software issue.) For some reason, DSN is unable to reset a pointer and say, please start processing from this time instead of that time. So we, and all the other missions supported by DSN, are waiting for our playback data from January 18 and all following days. As soon as we get it, and the instrument teams have reformatted the telemetry into scientifically useful formats (that allow, for instance, making SECCHI EUVI data into images), we will post the images and other STEREO browse data in the normal places.

And no, I don’t know why DSN designed such an inflexible CDR system. I suspect they may modify it after this experience.

Best,

Joe Gurman

(Dr.) Joseph B. Gurman
STEREO Project Scientist”

I’ll be keeping an eye on this one and post updates as they become available.

Iridium Flare My A$$

Posted in EBE, Extraterrestrial, Norway, UFO with tags , , , , on January 29, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

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With all the solar flare activity lately, we’ve been treated to some very nice Aurora Borealis. Photographers have been going crazy taking some very nice photos, however in northern Norway this was photographed (see the image in the circle below). On Jan. 20, 2010, Per-Arne Mikalsen was photographing a vast aurora erupting over the northern Norwegian town of Andenes.

Latest information released would indicate that this is your typical Iridium satellite flare.

The structured shape of the phenomenon, plus its distance from any light sources, seems to indicate that this isn’t an equipment problem. There is also no known aurora that could do this naturally. So that leaves the “reflection from space” argument. What do we have in space that could possibly reflect the green light being emitted by the aurora?

“I agree with Pål Brekke [Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Space Centre] that a reflection from a satellite is a candidate,” said Hansen. “It reminds of the so-called ‘Iridium flares’ — reflections of sunlight from the regularly shaped Iridium satellites.”

Satellite flares are well known by astronomers. As a satellite passes overhead, the conditions may be right for the spacecraft’s solar panels or antennae to reflect sunlight down to the ground. The result is a short-lived burst of light, known as a “flare.”

The network of Iridium communication satellites are best known for their flares, since they have three huge door-sized antennae that act as orbital mirrors. Witnessing an Iridium flare is immensely rewarding; the event can be predicted beforehand because these satellites have orbits that can be tracked.

My personal concern about the satellite flare theory is the question about auroral light intensity. Is the light from a large aurora bright enough to bounce off a satellite and appear as an auroral satellite flare as a point? And in turn produce a parachute-shaped, lens flare-like projection in the photo? I couldn’t imagine even an Iridium satellite amplifying auroral light that much (although astonking-huge orbital solar power array of the future might do a better job).

“The intensity of an intense aurora is not far from the intensity of moonlight, which is 1/100,000 of sun’s light, and the solar Iridium flares apparently are several orders of magnitude stronger than this ‘auroral flare,’ so the intensity does not immediately exclude the satellite reflection hypothesis,” said Hansen.

A weak auroral flare seems feasible, but as pointed out by astronomer Daniel Fischer via Twitter, the green flare might not have anything to do with reflected aurora light, it could just be the color of the lens coating. The lens flare was therefore the result of internal reflections inside the camera lens caused by the bright lights in the lower left-hand corner of the frame.

“It has the typical caustic shape and it is opposite several bright point lights,” Fischer observed. “Green color could be caused by lens coatings.”

Although more research will need to be done, it certainly seems plausible that Per-Arne Mikalsen serendipitously took a photograph of a satellite flare (possibly an Iridium satellite). The image below is of a known Iridium flare.

What makes this revelation even more exciting is that we’ve never seen an auroral reflection from a satellite before (if it’s not a lens flare, that is).

“I have, by the way, never seen or heard of a similar phenomenon,” Hansen said.

I don’t think the object photographed in the Aurora is an Iridium flare! Do you?

Dundee Scotland UFO Hunter…

Posted in Alien Abduction, Alien Technology, Alison Kruse, Earthfiles.com, Triangle, UFO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

Like Alison Kruse, I’ve been following a chap by the name of Ogarry555 on YouTube for a while now. “Garry” is located in Dundee, Scotland (my old country). He is a backyard UFOlogist. He currently uses a Yukon Ranger 5×42 night vision monocular attached by a cable to his TV. He then records the image off his TV with a Panasonic camcorder.

I must say, the nights in Dundee are “braw”, “bricht” and not “moonlicht” on the nights when Garry gets his good stuff. He is capturing some very strange stuff indeed. It is rumoured that the U.S. has parked a TR-3B in Scotland, which is the big 600′ silently flying triangle craft. Reason being, there’s too much attention over the skies at Area 51 for this behemoth. So Garry, keep your eye’s peeled mate for that one!

In the video below, Garry captures two objects that fly side by side, move apart and occasionaly almost stop dead at very high altitude. Very similar to Ed Grimsley’s infrared imagery. Ed claims that there is a “war” going on in the outer atmosphere between alien races (and perhaps between the human race and a few alien races too). I’ve put a copy of a Grimsley’s introductory videos below Garry’s. Good stuff Garry. Keep scanning for that TR3-B!

By the way, on Coast To Coast this Thursday night, Linda Moulton Howe will be on talking about Scottish Abductee’s. Catch it on Toronto’s AM640 on the web if you don’t get CtoC locally.

The First of Many Asteroid Finds for WISE

Posted in NASA with tags , on January 24, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

Please read on Bugg’s Blog: NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole sky in infrared light.

The near-Earth object, designated 2010 AB78, was discovered by WISE Jan. 12. After the mission’s sophisticated software picked out the moving object against a background of stationary stars, researchers followed up and confirmed the discovery with the University of Hawaii’s 2.2-meter (88-inch) visible-light telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea.

The asteroid is currently about 158 million kilometers (98 million miles) from Earth. It is estimated to be roughly 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) in diameter and circles the sun in an elliptical orbit tilted to the plane of our solar system. The object comes as close to the sun as Earth, but because of its tilted orbit, it is not thought to pass near our planet. This asteroid does not pose any foreseeable impact threat to Earth, but scientists will continue to monitor it.

WISE, which began its all-sky survey on Jan. 14, is expected to find about 100-thousand previously undiscovered asteroids in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter, and hundreds of new near-Earth asteroids. It will also spot millions of new stars and galaxies.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., manages the WISE for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The principal investigator, Edward Wright, is at UCLA. The mission was competitively selected under NASA’s Explorers Program managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The science instrument was built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan, Utah, and the spacecraft was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. Science operations and data processing take place at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. The ground-based observations are partly supported by the National Science Foundation.

White House Press Secretary Gibbs On UFO’s…

Posted in Communication, Disclosure, EBE, Extraterrestrial, President Obama, UFO, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

In a recent announcement, Presidential Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and President Obama will not be questioned by the White House press corps about anything to do with ET’s or UFO’s. The self regulating White House Press Association, has agreed that questions regarding these topics will not be offered up to the White House in any way. There is a massive amount of peer pressure exerted on a “credentialed” reporter, and that if someone breaks the rules of the association, those hard to come by credentials could be revoked, even though the association doesn’t directly issue credentials.

Here is a video from mid 2009 and how Gibbs answers a caller to C-SPAN about the subject of UFO’s. I feel that the caller wasn’t succinct enough with his question…

What’s That Book In Hillary’s Hands?

Posted in Alien Technology, Disclosure, Extraterrestrial, UFO with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

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In the 1990’s Laurance Rockefeller became interested in paranormal phenomena, especially with UFOs and Extraterrestrial visitation.  He funded scientific investigations and organized and funded a briefing document to record the best evidence.  Rockefeller also conferred with the Clintons regarding the release of files by President Bill Clinton.

For a closer view of the book that Hillary Clinton is holding, please click this link. A very interesting read!

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