In an article by the Canadian National Newspaper, Clark C. McCelland, a former space flight pioneer at Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, issued a public statement reaffirming his past conversation with former NASA Director and Architect of the Saturn V that took man to the moon, of Wernher von Braun’s witness of alien bodies at Roswell.
Clark C. McClelland issued a photo of himself in the company of Wernher von Braun that was autographed by Mr. Braun - I guess to try to prove his case that he at least met the man.
“During my long years of service in our national space program, I was very fortunate to come to know and exchange some very exciting data with former German scientists, who had been brought to the USA under Operation Paper Clip following Word War II. These men were the elite of the German rocket programs controlled by Adolph Hitler.”
In that statement, McClelland confirmed that von Braun had told him, under oath not to reveal the information to anyone, the following information:
“Wernher von Braun explained how he and his (unnamed, for now) associates had been taken to the crash site after most of the military were pulled back. They did a quick analysis of what they found. He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on earth. He said it seemed to be created from something biological, like skin. I was lost as to what he indicated, other than thinking perhaps the craft was “alive.”
The recovered bodies were temporarily being kept in a nearby medical tent. They were small, very frail and had large heads. Their eyes were large. Their skin was greyish and reptilian in texture. Dr. von Braun said it looked similar to the skin texture of rattle snakes he’d seen several times at White Sands. His inspection of the debris had even him puzzled: very thin, aluminium coloured, like silvery chewing gum wrappers. Very light and extremely strong. The interior of the craft was nearly bare of equipment, as if the creatures and craft were part of a single unit.”
That’s when I [McClelland] became lost in the moment. We returned to the awards ceremony, in which he [von Braun] participated, later bidding farewell. I went home with my head spinning from all I had heard. Keeping this quiet for many years was very difficult, especially with the temptations of having many friends and associates who believe in UFOs, ETs, etc. I never released this amazing data to Major Keyhoe and NICAP, or the public, until now. I considered my honor sacred when a vow was made.
Undergraduate student of West Virginia University, David Narkevik, was re-analysing data from the Parkes Radio telescope in Australia when he came across a five-millisecond burst of energy so powerful that it “saturated” the equipment.
Initially dismissed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) as man-made radio interference because the burst was so startlingly strong and bright, the explosion put out a huge amount of power (10exp33 Joules), equivalent to a large (2000MW) power station running for two billion billion years and appears to have originated at least one-and-a-half billion light-years (500 Mpc) away.
Professor Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University in Melbourne stated:
“Normally the kind of cosmic activity we’re looking for at this distance would be very faint but this was so bright that it saturated the equipment,”
Scientists having another look at the data are now convinced that the burst was in fact real and emanated from far enough away that any ordinary energy surge should have been very faint.
It is thought that the recording illustrated a catastrophic event such as two neutron stars colliding, or the final evaporation of a black hole. NASA astrophysicist Valerie Connaughton of the University of Alabama, Huntsville, isn’t sure that either of the two hypothesis will hold up, because no radio burst has ever been associated with either phenomenon to date. If this one can be linked, however, it would be a “huge deal,” she says.
With this astonishing find, researchers are now going back to review other archived data from the Parkes telescope, looking for other such anomalies. They also pointed to the construction of a new radio telescope in Australia by 2012 as a potential tool to find other such events.
The discovery of the radio burst is similar to the discovery of gamma-ray bursts in the 1970s, when military satellites revealed flashes of gamma-rays appearing all over the sky. One kind—the so-called long-period bursts—was eventually identified as the explosion (supernova) of a massive star with the associated formation of a black hole, hence the assumption of this new burst’s origin; however, no radio burst was associated with that supernova.
Radio astronomer Lawrence Rudnick of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis says that whatever caused the signal,
“it’s bound to be exciting. [The source] is almost certainly a very high-energy phenomenon, [that is bound to] push us into exciting new realms of physics.”
A paper on the research has been published on the Science Express site.
Question and Answer session on Straight Dope in 1984 should straighten out some crooked thinking about cattle mutilations:
Letter to Straight Dope:
The “whisperized” helicopter in the movie Blue Thunder called to mind reports of ranchers having seen silent aircraft over areas where mutilated cattle were subsequently found.
Do the facts to date point to any conclusions on who could afford to do these strange mutilations for so many years and yet remain so close to committing the perfect crime?
Is there any similar crime in history that appears to be so big, widespread, and yet so steadfastly ignored? (Ranchers seem to fall silent out of some feeling that “the walls have ears.”) –Rob T., Baltimore
Answer to Cecil:
Whenever I start to fret that earthlings are becoming so intelligent and sophisticated that I will soon be out of a job, something like cattle mutilation comes along to convince me I’m going to be in business for the next two million years.
Every year thousands of cattle die on North American ranges, the victims of diseases, parasites, predators, accidents, weirdo pranksters, and Lord knows what else. In most cases the cause of death is obvious, but sometimes it’s not.
Since everybody loves a mystery, especially if it involves mysto paranormal conspiracies, an incredible legend has sprung up about a strange force that goes around cutting the gonads off the nation’s moo-cows. Cooler heads, it is safe to say, regard such talk as the nonsense it undoubtedly is.
That’s how the article begins and let’s give you the sweetest abstracts:
“Innumerable evil agencies have been blamed for cattle mutilation. UFOs were a common target for a while, particularly since reports of mutilations often coincided with reports of unidentified aircraft.
Later it became popular to attribute the crimes to gangs of secret marauders in helicopters–maybe even U.S. government helicopters, since several outbreaks occurred near large military bases.
Other alleged perpetrators that have been fingered from time to time include: (a) Satanists, who use the cattle in some unspeakable ritual; (b) Big Oil, which uses the missing cattle organs to detect the telltale signs of nearby petroleum deposits (yeah, it doesn’t make sense to me either); and perhaps best of all (c) the unconscious manifestations of the Mass Mind.
This last theory is the invention of one Thomas Bearden, a retired army officer in Alabama, who believes as follows (I quote from Maclean’s magazine):
“The mutilations are the physical manifestation of the whole human unconsciousness which is somehow aware that the Soviets will, probably within three years, invade and destroy the Western world…. Cattle are female symbols representing the U.S., and the surgical precision of the mutilations indicates the precision of the military operations to come.
“The removal of genitals and organs signifies the end of children in the Western world and the cutting off of ears and tongues predicts the end of free speech.” You bet, Tom.”
Sensible people, such as (one presumes) anyone reading this column, generally believe that the mutilations are the result of natural predators. A minority of cases are the work of brain-damaged farm boys who get ideas after reading about mutilations in the papers.
Thursday, Oct. 21st 1999
In keeping with our record of cat mutilation cases, here’s a case that was determined to have been caused by ‘human hands’. The wicked shall never rest. I think the Animal Cruelty Societies are now seeking far tougher convictions for such crimes.
You must click on the picture to read the entire article.
In following up with our investigation on cat mutilations, something we saw recently on mystery sites touting unearthly reasons for the mutilations - by unearthly we don’t mean witchcraft but UFO’s. All this seemed to have happened a while back in Denver in 2003 but we think its important enough to discuss the implications of too much hysteria; easily picked up by these mystery-mongering websites which would like to suggest that UFO’s are now picking up cats; having expanded their practice from cattle mutilation, to examine them to see whether they are affected by BSE or other form of CJD disease.
To make our point, we’d like to refer to this post from ‘Walter in Denver’ - his thoughts about the cat mutilations, media frenzy and mass hysteria. Walter in Denver - A Case Study on Media Frenzy and Mass Hysteria.
We cannot sufficiently stress how important it is to ‘keep our head’ on - Walter puts a straight view on the hysteria:
“Note how 45 cats spread over a year became ‘almost every day.’ “
Read the Sydney Morning Herald article (yes, the cut mutilation news reached as far as Sydney, Australia!) on the cat mutilations that happened in Denver in 2003 - “Cat killers cut swathe through suburbs”
It all makes you wonder - why on earth would aliens and UFOs decide to mutilate cats, keep half of their bodies for examination and leave the rest to frighten us? The reasons these sites give for leaving the other half on earth is to inform us (in a not-so-direct manner) that they are ‘looking out for us’. They are trying to tell us - “look, hey you, your cat may have BSE or CJD disease and we’re trying to hint to you that we are doing experiments on them.”
A sex-addicted Koala bear, Chumbee, is being lined up to make the rounds at Koala bear zoo colonies after being loaned once to show a reluctant male Koala in Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo ‘how to do it’. To the delight of the zoo manager, Chumbee just can’t stop going and stops only to sleep and eat.
Chumbee, 5 years old, was borrowed by Schoenbrunn Zoo from Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo. According to Schoenbrunn Zoo Manager, Helmut Pechlaner:
“Chumbee hasn’t stopped since he got here, it has been almost non stop sex in the koala enclosure ever since, and now even our own male is joining in.
“We are confident we will soon be seeing the padding of tiny koala paws.”
Several other zoos now want to borrow Chumbee to invigorate other zoo Koala colonies.
September 27, 2007
The Humane Society of the US (HSUS) is calling for jail time in a Pittsburgh dog mutilation case in a second high profile Pittsburgh case involving animal cruelty charges in recent months.
The HSUS has written to Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. today, urging strong prosecution of a shocking case in which a 30-year old Homewood man, Mr. Jamarow Trowery, is accused of shooting his newly adopted dog, severing the animal’s paw and attempting to decapitate him.
Mr. Trowery is charged with animal cruelty and a firearms violation in connection with the dog’s horrific death earlier this month. The HSUS asked Zappala to seek meaningful jail time, mandatory psychological counseling and a ban on owning or living with animals upon any conviction in this case.
WASHINGTON - Top White House officials announced that a previously unknown planet discovered on the outer rim of our solar system would henceforth be known as “Little Arbusto,” and that calling the planet “Sedna” or any other name would be unlawful.
“We’re not sure how to handle this situation,” Said Ted Whitinski, NASA project manager. “We had come up with some befitting scientific names for the tenth planet, but a threatening fax from Dick Cheney has made us think twice about going public with them.”
Whitinski went on to detail the fax, allegedly sent by Vice President Cheney on August 2.
“It stated that ‘the very sun, moon and stars’ exist to amuse George W. Bush, and that if we tried to name the planet anything ‘Science-esque,’ we would be shipped in gorilla crates to Guantanamo Bay, where our scrotal skin would be stripped off with a belt sander.” The fax reportedly went on to detail how scientists’ families would be interned in 1940s-style camps, and how their gold teeth would be seized and melted down into charms for Cheney and his friends to wear on special occasions.
In a highly unusual move, the Bush Administration invoked the article of Planetary Conquest, which was passed by congress, buried deep in the pages of the Patriot Act.
“This article gives us the right to name and exploit the resources of any planet, discovered or otherwise, in this galaxy or any other, for ever and ever amen,” said Bush during a recent question and answer session.
WASHINGTON - Friday 28th 2007
US President Bush Friday called for the creation of a global fund to promote clean technology that would be led by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and for a “strong and transparent” way for nations to measure progress on fighting climate change but said that each country should set its own approach.
Bush’s speech to a U.S.-sponsored conference of major emitting countries indicated that a long-term goal for reducing global warming was needed but that “each nation will design its own separate strategies for making progress toward achieving this.”
Bush has been under pressure from the world’s major economies to accept binding limits on emissions of greenhouse gases and to end his six years of isolation from the global task force for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. In his speech, he continued to emphasize voluntary approaches to tackling climate change and called the meeting as a precursor to United Nations talks in Bali in December, which will aim to launch a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that set limits on industrial nations’ emissions.
Meanwhile, the Guardian Unlimited reported that:
“George Bush was castigated by European diplomats and found himself isolated yesterday after a special conference on climate change ended without any progress.
European ministers, diplomats and officials attending the Washington conference were scathing, particularly in private, over Mr Bush’s failure once again to commit to binding action on climate change.
Although the US and Britain have been at odds over the environment since the early days of the Bush administration, the gap has never been as wide as yesterday.
Britain and almost all other European countries, including Germany and France, want mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse emissions. Mr Bush, while talking yesterday about a “new approach” and “a historic undertaking”, remains totally opposed.
The conference, attended by more than 20 countries, including China, India, Britain, France and Germany, broke up with the US isolated, according to non-Americans attending. One of those present said even China and India, two of the biggest polluters, accepted that the voluntary approach proposed by the US was untenable and favoured binding measures, even though they disagreed with the Europeans over how this would be achieved.
A senior European diplomat attending the conference, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the meeting confirmed European suspicions that it had been intended by Mr Bush as a spoiler for a major UN conference on climate change in Bali in December.
“It was a total charade and has been exposed as a charade,” the diplomat said. “I have never heard a more humiliating speech by a major leader. He [Mr Bush] was trying to present himself as a leader while showing no sign of leadership. It was a total failure.”
Germany’s environment minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said after Bush’s speech at the State Department before representatives of the nations that are the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases:
“This here was a great step for the Americans and a small step for mankind, … In substance, we are still far apart.”
In his speech, Bush acknowledged that climate change is real and that human activity is a factor. He stated:
“By setting this goal, we acknowledge there is a problem, and by setting this goal, we commit ourselves to doing something about it, …. We share a common responsibility: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while keeping our economies growing.”
European diplomats welcomed Bush’s speech as the long-awaited attempt to build a bridge by the world’s No. 1 carbon polluter. Friends of the Earth US President stated:
“Instead of getting serious about reducing emissions, he proposes a voluntary approach that will lead to global warming catastrophe … Rather than joining the rest of the world and doing all he can to support the United Nations framework, he proposes separate meetings to sidetrack the UN process.”
The Guardian Unlimited reported that many US states have already embarked on their own programmes, with California leading the way. California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has signed into law, a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions requirements by 2020, with penalties for industries that do not comply. The state’s three biggest utilities must produce at least 20% of their electricity using renewable sources by 2010.
Richard Garriott, a game developer known for creating the multiplayer online game Ultima, will be the sixth private citizen to take a ride on a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station in October 2008. And in a way, he will follow in his father’s footsteps, but without the NASA credentials. Garriott’s dad is former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew to the first U.S. space station Skylab in the ’70s.
Garriott will fly with Vienna, Va.-based Space Adventures, a space tourism company that offers flights to ISS for between $25 million and $30 million. But because of a weakened dollar, the cost of the trips will go as high as $40 million in 2009.
Richard Allen Garriott (born July 4, 1961), also known as Lord British in Ultima Online and General British in Tabula Rasa, is a significant figure in the video game industry. He was originally a game designer and programmer, but now engages in various aspects of computer game development. Richard is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.