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  • BREAKING: #MH370 Mystery Deepens – Pentagon Bans ALL LEAVE TRAVEL TO DIEGO GARCIA

    04/09/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    The Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    This is weird. This was posted April 4 on the Diego Garcia Passenger Facebook Page. Via RedFlagNews:Malaysian news reported MH370 Captain Zaharie Shah’s homemade flight simulator had five runways programmed into the system.The runways included:** Three airports in India and Sri Lanka** One airport in Maldives** One US military base in Diego GarciaThe Malaysian pilot on missing flight MH370 was reportedly a political fanatic who attended the trial of the country’s opposition leader hours before the flight.The Daily Mail reported:
  • Could it be the SR-72? ..mysterious object photographed flying over Texas is spy plane..

    04/02/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ashley Collman and Mark Prigg
    A retired Marine with nearly two decades of aviation experience has stepped forward with a compelling theory about a mysterious plane that was spotted flying over Texas last month. On March 10, photographers Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett took pictures of three puzzling aircraft flying over Amarillo, and posted them online in hopes of identifying the planes. Retired-Marine James Vineyard has submitted one of the more interesting explanations, telling the Houston Chronicle he believes they are SR-72 Blackbirds - a spy plane that can cross the U.S. in less than an hour, unmanned.
  • 'Mystery aircraft' over Texas draws speculation of real spy plane

    03/29/2014 4:03:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    chron.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Carol Christian |
    first time. Aviation Week & Space Technology journalist Bill Sweetman has posted photos taken March 10 by two veteran sky watchers, Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett. In his blog post of March 28, Sweetman writes that he and two Aviation Week editors agree that the photos depict "something real." In other words, these pictures aren't easily explained away by reports of known military flights or the work of someone who got carried away with Photoshop. So what can aviation experts say about the object in the photos? "The photos tell us more about what the mysterious stranger isn't than what...
  • Internet Time Travel Proved

    03/14/2014 8:34:31 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1961 | Harvard Film Corporation
    Make of it what you will...but this proves to me that The Internet does predict the future.
  • Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • False Leads Plague Search for Plane

    03/10/2014 9:55:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    AP via Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2014 | Staff
    Hunt Is Widened for Lost Malaysian Flight as Frustrations Mount; Debris Proves Unrelated to Jet Three days of fruitless air and sea search for a vanished Malaysia Airlines flight left investigators with no concrete evidence of what happened to the plane or the people aboard. The search area was widened as frustrations mounted across the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam, where the search was concentrated, and in hotels where the families of the missing passengers congregated in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
  • Missing Malaysia airliner: Hunt for clues begins

    03/08/2014 8:35:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Chris Yates, Aviation Expert
    Although it has not been stated explicitly yet, there seems little doubt that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed and probably with great loss of life. Rescue will inevitably turn into recovery - of wreckage and bodies - and the search for clues will begin. --SNIP-- So what might they look for? Weather can almost certainly be ruled out as a cause. Conditions have been described in different ways, but the consensus is that the aircraft was airborne in near-perfect flying conditions. This leaves just two main possibilities - catastrophic mechanical failure or an act of terrorism. Investigators will undoubtedly...
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said “we need answers” in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...
  • What’s Behind The Growing Pile Of Dead Banker Bodies? Here's a background of some of the dead...

    03/01/2014 8:24:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 02/25/2014 | Bob Livingston
    It’s become a health hazard to be a banker. What evil lurks beneath the pile of bodies?In growing numbers, the bodies of bankers are piling up in the streets — at least eight global financial types in recent weeks (and five others in the past year). And a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal walked out of his house and mysteriously hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks.So what gives? Three of the bankers worked for JPMorgan. One worked for Deutsche Bank AG. Others for companies not so prominent, i.e., not “too big to fail,” but possibly...
  • Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere?

    02/24/2014 5:27:39 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years. Secondly, most of these "suicides" seem to have come out of nowhere and...
  • Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

    02/24/2014 6:17:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/24/14 | tyler durden
      The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.  Mr Stuart's background (via The Journal Star), Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with...
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • Drugs on Maersk Ship Where 2 Ex-SEALs Died

    02/21/2014 6:32:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 2/20/14 | Brook Verkakis
    Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44. The Americans were security contractors who were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the ship while berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean. "We are saddened by the tragedy and our thoughts are with the family...
  • A Brief Meditation on Mystery

    01/29/2014 4:49:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Archdiocese Of Washington ^ | January 29, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the secular world a “mystery” is something which baffles or eludes understanding, something which lies undisclosed. And the usual attitude of the world toward mystery is to resolve it, get to the bottom of, or uncover it. Mysteries must be overcome! The riddle, or “who-done-it” must be solved!
  • The strange death of Hawaii’s Department of Health Director, Loretta Fuddy!

    01/22/2014 12:48:02 PM PST · by iontheball · 1,549 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 18, 2014 | PPSimmons
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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Does anybody really know what time it is? A meditation on the mystery of time.

    01/02/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I began our New Years Eve Late Night Mass (Which begins at 11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin this Mass in one year, and end in another. New Years Eve features the mysterious passage from one year to another. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Tuesday to Wednesday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. What time is it? It is 1:15. Simple! But time has mysteries about it.What is time? Some say it is merely a measure of change. But that...
  • Lots Of Poking But No Answers On What’s Blocking 99 Tunnel Drill

    01/02/2014 6:59:23 PM PST · by Windflier · 94 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | Mike Lindblom
    A half-dozen probes have not hit any huge object in front of Bertha, adding to the mystery of what’s blocking the stalled Highway 99 tunnel machine.
  • Ancient Spider Rock Art Sparks Archaeological Mystery

    12/21/2013 8:34:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | December 20, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists have discovered a panel containing the only known example of spider rock art in Egypt and, it appears, the entire Old World. The rock panel, now in two pieces, was found on the west wall of a shallow sandstone wadi, or valley, in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's western desert about 108 miles (175 kilometers) west of Luxor. Facing east, and illuminated by the morning sun, the panel is a "very unusual" find, said Egyptologist Salima Ikram, a professor at the American University in Cairo who co-directs the North Kharga Oasis Survey Project. The identification of the creatures...
  • Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County (Texas)

    12/18/2013 6:45:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | December 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM | DREW KAREDES
    According to the health department, all of the patients have had flu-like and/or pneumonia like symptoms. However, all of them have tested negative for the flu. There have been eight confirmed patients ranging in age from 41 to 68. Four of those patients have died.
  • The internet mystery that has the world baffled

    11/25/2013 5:24:19 PM PST · by Chode · 119 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2013 | Chris Bell
    One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in Sweden, was trawling the web, looking for distraction, when he came across a message on an internet forum. The message was in stark white type, against a black background.
  • Arctic mystery fish identified

    11/19/2013 7:40:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:53 PM CT|
    Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network, says the fish some speculated was a goblin shark is actually the mysterious "long-nosed chimaera" — mysterious because they're rarely caught.
  • MI6 spy found dead in bag probably locked himself inside, Met says

    11/13/2013 10:55:59 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Josh Halliday
    The MI6 spy found dead in a bag three years ago probably locked himself in the holdall and died as a result of a tragic accident, Scotland Yard has said. Outlining the results of a three-year investigation on Wednesday, the Metropolitan police said Gareth Williams most likely died alone in his flat. But Detective Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said the police could not "fundamentally and beyond doubt" rule out the possibility that a third party was involved in his death. Williams's naked body was found in the padlocked bag, with the keys discovered under his body, in the otherwise empty...
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 86 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn’t possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • It's out after 170 years, the secret of Worcestershire Sauce... found in a skip

    11/08/2013 3:59:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-3-2013 | Fay Schlesinger
    It is the secret ingredient of many a homemade meal. But the precise contents of this tangy relish itself have remained a mystery. Until now. After more than 170 years, the original recipe for Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been revealed. It was found in notes dating from the mid-1800s that were dumped in a skip by the sauce factory. Brian Keogh, a former Lea and Perrins accountant, discovered the notes, which were neatly written in sepia ink in two leather-bound folios, and rescued them. Today, the label on bottles of the sauce lists vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies,...
  • Mystery of Huge Asteroid Vesta's Formation Deepens

    11/07/2013 8:26:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | November 06, 2013 01:00pm ET | Charles Q. Choi,
    | The discovery of mysterious rocks on the brightest large asteroid in the solar system, Vesta, deepens the mystery surrounding the huge object's origins, researchers say. Vesta is the second-largest asteroid in the solar system. The 330-mile-wide (530-kilometer) protoplanet is also the brightest large asteroid, with a surface about three times more luminous than Earth's moon.
  • Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident, the Strangest Unsolved Mystery of the Last Century

    10/31/2013 7:19:57 PM PDT · by workerbee · 27 replies
    Motherboard-vice ^ | February 2013 | Derek Mead
    Nearly 1,000 people were injured in Russia today when a meteor exploded somewhere over the Ural Mountains. But crazy cosmic phenomena are nothing new in the Ural range: 54 years ago this month, the northern part of the Urals played host to one of the most fascinating unsolved mysteries in the modern age. On the surface, what's become known as the Dyatlov Pass incident seems fairly explicable: Of a party of ten skiiers, nine perished in the middle of a high-difficulty trek in conditions that reached -30 degrees Celsius. But the details, which are mostly based on diaries of those...
  • Order! Order! A Meditation on how the mystery of order proclaims the glory of God

    10/23/2013 3:06:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/22/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the things that most amazes me about the universe is its order. And its order is even more striking for its context of another widespread force: disorder, the tendency of things to fall apart. Let me explain.When we look at things we can observe that, left to themselves, things tend to fall apart and and become disorderly.Consider for example a house in Detroit (Photo upper right). Let’s say that in 1890 human beings assembled basic elements like wood, nails, brick, glass, and so forth and ordered (or assembled) these materials into a complex system known as a “house.”...
  • The "Grand-Parent" Bench - Obama Photo

    10/21/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 123 replies
    google image search ^ | 10/21/2013 | unknown
    I found these three photos I haven't seen before. First glance, it seems to answer some of the anomalies with the wall that I thought were a problem with the phony president. The suspicious picture.
  • Mystery maple syrup-like smell in tristate region

    09/18/2013 7:26:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    FOXNY ^ | Sep 18, 2013 5:14 AM PDT | KATHY CARVAJAL
    On Wednesday, Good Day New York spoke with people on the Upper East Side at 72nd St. and Third Ave. who described what they smelled: “It’s weird. I’ve been here about 50 years off and on and it’s the first time I’ve smelled that. There are other smells but never that.” "Like a slight honeysuckle scent," said another woman. The smell appeared to be headed south from the Upper East Side all the way to the City Hall area.
  • Miss Uzbekistan 2013 Hails From Islamic Republic That Forbids Pageants; Mystery at Miss World 2013

    09/15/2013 6:35:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    EXAMINER.com ^ | September 15, 2013 | Charisse Van Horn
    Miss Uzbekistan Mystery: Rakhima Ganieva Adds Allure to Miss World 2013 There’s a new face in the Miss World 2013 competition that has sparked the most interesting teaser. Currently trending worldwide is “Miss Uzbekistan mystery” and whether you’re a fan of beauty pageants or not, you’re most likely to be intrigued by this tale. You see, no one knows exactly where Miss Uzbekistan (whose real name is Rakhima Ganieva) came from, and some say she is simply an imposter. According to the latest panic in the celebration of beauty, charm and talents, there is no Miss Uzbekistan title, competition or...
  • NASA probe hears "shriek" in space as it leaves solar system (audio)

    09/15/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Yahoo
    A strange, unearthly “shriek” greeted NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft as it became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. A strange rising “howl” was detected by instruments aboard the 36-year-old probe, which has travelled 12 billion miles away from our sun. The sound was transmitted back to scientists on Earth, over a distance so vast radio waves take 17 hours to reach us. Science site iO9 described the sounds as “creepy” and “wraithlike”.
  • Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

    08/15/2013 11:52:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 8/15/2013 | Alan Boyle
    A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes. The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: the U-2 and Oxcart Programs." The document was approved for release in June, with just a few remaining redactions, in response to a Freedom of Information request filed by George Washington University's National Security Archive back in 2005.
  • Does God Harden Human Hearts?

    08/28/2013 4:18:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 27, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more difficult Biblical themes to understand is the concept of God hardening the hearts and minds of certain human beings. The most memorable case is that of Pharaoh wherein, before sending Moses to him God said he would “harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Ex 4:21). But there are other instances where biblical texts speak of God as hardening the hearts of sinners, even from among his own people.What are we to make of texts like these? How can God, who does no evil, be the source of a sinful mind or heart? Why would God do such a thing...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Marnie"(1964)

    08/25/2013 10:37:53 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

    National Security Archive / AP ***************************************************** Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, appear to for the first time acknowledge the existence of Area 51. Hundreds of pages describe the genesis of the Nevada site that was home to the government's spy plane program for decades. The documents do not, however, mention aliens. The project started humbly. In the pre-drone era about a decade after the end of World War II, President Eisenhower signed off on a project aimed at building a high-altitude, long-range, manned aircraft that could photograph remote targets. Working together, the Air...
  • Mystery: Priest prays for girl, vanishes

    08/10/2013 3:50:16 AM PDT · by BCW · 58 replies
    RTV 6 - The Indy Channel ^ | 09 AUG 2013 | RTV 6
    The identity of a priest, who appeared at an accident scene, is a mystery. Illinois rescue crews spent the first 45 minutes after the accident trying to get a 19-year-year old girl out of a car. They were running out of options when a priest came out of nowhere, even though the road was blocked for miles, WEWS-TV reported. "I went back and talked to the priest and told him we were worried she would think we'd given up hope. He said 'I just want to anoint her' and so we just let him come up to the scene," New...
  • Mystery lights in sky spotted across America

    08/05/2013 6:08:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 8/5/2013 | Joe Kovacs
    Mysterious lights that appeared in the skies over Arizona and Missouri July 27 have people buzzing across America, now that videos have been posted on YouTube. The lights appear to be floating in formation over Tucson, Ariz., and Kansas City, Mo., with witnesses indicating they were silent. “Look over there! There’s another one,” says a man recording video of the event in Tucson. “What the hell are they? They’re not jets. We heard jets fly over us all morning. … They’re completely silent.” A woman on the recording says, “You can’t even see what they are. … It’s freaking us...
  • Scientists to Discuss Universe's Strange Dense Spot Wednesday -

    08/02/2013 1:05:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Space.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Clara Moskowitz
    Original title:Scientists to Discuss Universe's Strange Dense Spot Wednesday: Watch Live You can't watch it live anymore but you can watch the video of the event. This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by the Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old. It shows tiny temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly different densities, representing the seeds of all future structure: the stars and galaxies of today. An odd dense spot in the universe populated...
  • Group sues FBI for records after Michael Hastings’ mysterious death

    07/30/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 148 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jul 2013 | Josh Peterson
    A journalist and a researcher have sued the Justice Department for access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s records on the late journalist Michael Hastings. The lawsuit follows the FBI’s failure to respond to separate Freedom of Information Act requests for records on Hastings submitted by journalist Jason Leopold of al-Jazeera and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Ryan Shapiro. Agencies are required by statute to notify applicants about whether it will fulfill their requests within a 20-working-day period of the initial application. In the hours before his death, which was ruled an accident by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hastings...
  • Boston Strangler Case Solved 50 Years Later

    07/11/2013 7:49:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/2013 | MICHELE MCPHEE
    A water bottle recovered from a construction site where Tim DeSalvo – whose uncle Albert DeSalvo had confessed to being the internationally notorious Boston Strangler – gave police the DNA evidence they needed to bring closure to a case that has been a mystery for nearly 50 years, murders for which no one has ever been charged. "This is really a story of relentlessness,'' Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis explained today as Massachusetts top law enforcement officials revealed that DNA preserved from the body of the Boston Strangler's last victim--raped and murdered in 1964--can now be linked with "99.9 percent...
  • On The Elusive Details of Michael Hastings' Death

    07/10/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by mojito · 90 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/10/2013 | Mike Krieger
    The Michael Hastings Car Crash: No Skids Marks, A Flying Engine And “Boston Brakes” In cases such as the highly suspicious and tragic car crash/explosion that killed celebrated investigative journalist Michael Hastings, I try to reserve commentary for a little bit to let facts emerge following the initial speculative flurry. Particularly when it involves a journalist with whom I am only slightly familiar. I think we can all agree at this point that based on what has come forward in the past several weeks it is more than likely Mr. Hastings was murdered.
  • Cameras Catch Mystery Break-In at Whistleblower's Law Firm

    07/08/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    The Cable ^ | 7/8/13 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.
  • Feds to search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains in Oakland Twp. field

    06/17/2013 5:40:48 AM PDT · by equaviator · 45 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | June 17, 2013 | By myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    <p>Investigators plan to dig up an Oakland County field Monday in hopes of discovering the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI spokesperson confirms to FOX 2.</p> <p>Monday's dig comes after aging mobster Tony Zerilli said earlier this year that Hoffa's body was buried in the northern Oakland Township field, about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen in July 1975.</p>
  • Are the gods playing marbles on Mars?

    06/11/2013 7:21:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 6/11/13 | Victoria Jaggard
    (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona) A rolling stone gathers no moss – but on Mars it can nevertheless cloak itself in mystery. This NASA image shows the track of a boulder that rolled across the Nili Fossae region of Mars. For now it is anyone's guess what set the rock in motion. This false-colour picture (click on it for higher resolution) was posted on 7 June to the Beautiful Mars Tumblr feed, a collection of high-resolution shots from the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It shows dark, jagged tracks left in the soil by a lumpy boulder, probably...
  • Redstone radar blob: 'Whatever it was' versus what we know it wasn't

    06/06/2013 11:01:27 AM PDT · by WayneM · 54 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 06, 2013 | Lee Roop
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Whatever Tuesday's Redstone radar blob was, it was unlike anything most professional radar watchers have ever seen. Speculation has centered on secret defense testing at Redstone Arsenal, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville has said it has found feathery pieces of fiberglass near the area. All this has led Huntsville scientists to be discreet in their public speculation so far in deference to national security. But they are shedding more light on an event that exploded on radar like a thunderstorm, spread nearly 10 miles wide and a mile high, and lasted for nine hours -...
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • Mystery Aircraft Frightens Quincy Residents

    05/10/2013 4:27:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | May 9, 2013 11:59 PM | Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
    QUINCY (CBS) – A mystery in Quincy continues to deepen: Who is flying around the city from dusk to dawn, for the past ten days or so? “It’s frightening, not just weird, but frightening,” said one resident of the Wollaston section. Every night for nearly the last two weeks, residents have spotted a low-flying aircraft doing loops over the city. WBZ has learned the FAA knows what’s going on, but the agency isn’t telling. “I mean it is strange. I don’t know if they’re looking for somebody, I have no idea,” one resident told WBZ. It’s not the state or...
  • FBI attempts to explain UFO memo in vault

    03/29/2013 3:22:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Mar 27, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has broken its silence on the most popular file in its digital vault. The one-page memo, dated March 22, 1950, was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. It relayed some information from an informant. The subject: FLYING SAUCERS INFORMATION CONCERNING "An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico," Hottel writes. "They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three...
  • Distinctive virus behind mystery horse disease

    03/18/2013 7:59:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Nature News ^ | 18 March 2013 | Ed Yong
    Origin of Theiler hepatitis was a century-old puzzle. For almost 100 years, veterinarians have puzzled over the cause of Theiler disease, a mysterious type of equine hepatitis that is linked to blood products and causes liver failure in up to 90% of afflicted animals. A team of US scientists has now discovered that the disease is caused by a virus that shares just 35% of its amino acid sequences with its closest-known relative. The team named it Theiler disease-associated virus (TDAV), and published the discovery in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. Led by Amy Kistler at the...