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  • Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
    UFO conspiracy theorist who sent cryptic final text to mum 'vomited two litres of black fluid' before dying
    The family of UFO and government cover-up investigator Max Spiers, 39, believe he was murdered
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...o-sent-9467993
    His girlfriend is now suspect;
    http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/0...now-a-suspect/
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    • Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
      Hopefully the case will be solved and those responsible delt with accordingly. Thx for the update.
      "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
      Ernest Hemingway.

      "We're all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn't. We are terrorised and flattened by trivialities."
      Bukowski

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      • Since the thread title covers a wide range of loosely connected subjects, working of the "paranormal" subset makes this of interest, maybe ...
        Strangest Spots for UFO Sightings and More Otherworldly Destinations

        http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/trip...Bnb7Kz#image=1
        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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        • I understand that source/site sensitive types will dismiss just because the Sunday Express is the UK equivalent of USA National Enquirer (etc.); still there is some interesting material in this article and some others shown on the page;
          TRIANGLE UFO SENSATION: Huge floating craft CANNOT be explained by investigators

          http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/...xplained-MUFON
          TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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          • I'm pleased the article at least had a guy in the story adding a more plausible explanation... especially in regards to such examples like the Phoenix lights, which is easily explained but UFO sites keep spinning it for hits.
            "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
            Ernest Hemingway.

            "We're all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn't. We are terrorised and flattened by trivialities."
            Bukowski

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            • 9 mysterious ancient items (and other vids of interest on the list);
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lGAsBqzqMk
              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
              “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz

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              • People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It

                Note this excerpt:
                ...
                The unlikely compendium, “U.F.O. Sightings Desk Reference,” is the work of a couple in Syracuse, who crunched unruly data on U.F.O. reports collected by two volunteer organizations: the Mutual U.F.O. Network, or Mufon, and the National U.F.O. Reporting Center, or Nuforc.

                It is the reference “U.F.O. researchers dreamed of having,” Gordon G. Spear, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at Sonoma State University in California, writes in the foreword.

                The book contains no narrative or anecdotal accounts, just 371 pages of charts and graphs that slice and dice the geography and timing of the incidents and the various shapes that witnesses reported: flying circles, spheres, triangles, discs, ovals, cigars.

                Many of the sightings turn out to be explainable, the authors say, but a small percentage defy resolution.
                ...
                http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/peo...ey6?li=BBnb7Kz

                Red is my emphasis.
                TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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                • Wasn't it one of the heads of MUFON who recently quit in disgust because there was no good evidence for our little space buddies visiting Earth?

                  Oh, and "we don't know" isn't evidence. This may be the first time you've heard that.
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                  • Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
                    ... brevity edit ...

                    Oh, and "we don't know" isn't evidence. This may be the first time you've heard that.
                    Something overlooked by the pro ACC/AGW crowd. Unproven hypothesis and all.

                    Relook more literally, acknowledging "something" usually precedes finding out what "it" might be.

                    However, to paraphrase an icon ... "Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence."
                    Last edited by G David Bock; 25 Apr 17, 00:58. Reason: spellin' and other 'english'
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                    • Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                      Something overlooked by the pro ACC/AGW crowd. Unproven hypothesis and all.

                      Relook more literally, acknowleging "something" usually precedes finding out what "it" might be.

                      However, to paraphrase an icon ... "Absense of evidence isn't evidence of absense."
                      But it is absence of evidence. That's the most prominent thing about the UFO cult, they have no evidence.
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                      • Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
                        But it is absence of evidence. That's the most prominent thing about the UFO cult, they have no evidence.
                        I think you confuse proof with evidence.
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                        • THE PROBLEM WITH ‘UFOLOGY’

                          By Robbie Graham
                          FROM THE INTRODUCTION TO UFOS: REFRAMING THE DEBATE

                          AVAILABLE MAY 29 AT AMAZON AND ALL GOOD ONLINE BOOKSTORES

                          Ufologists speak often of “The Truth.” It’s out there, they insist, and it must doggedly be pursued for the benefit of all mankind. But rarely are ufologists truthful with themselves. There is, of course, no such thing as “ufology,” not in any meaningful sense of the term. If “ology” refers to a branch of knowledge or learning sprung from organized research, then ufology is a broken twig.

                          The UFO field has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years, and reams of literature; but to what end? What can we claim to know conclusively today about the underlying nature of UFO phenomena that we didn’t know in the late-1940s? UFO study has always suffered from major organizational and methodological problems. It has also become dangerously self-referential. Few researchers are prepared to think critically.

                          Today, as ever, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) is the most popular ufological theory. It has become so popular that the already-flimsy architecture of the field has morphed into “exopolitics”—a movement born of the Internet and based on a blanket acceptance that UFOs are extraterrestrial vehicles, that the government knows this, and that, in time, “Truth” will break free and a new age of human enlightenment will begin. It is a myth, spun partly by external design, but largely by the UFO community’s profound need to believe that universal truth is tangible, and within arm’s reach. Today’s UFO conferences bear an increasing resemblance to the spectacle of the Megachurch, where the cult of personality attracts thousands of believers, all hopeful their prophets can move them just an inch closer to UFO salvation.

                          If ufology is a New Age religion, then “Disclosure” is its Holy Grail—that ever-imminent announcement from officialdom that we are not alone in the universe, and, moreover, that “They” are among us. The problem with the Disclosure mindset is that it declares an end to the UFO enigma and discourages us from further study of the phenomenon, and of its cultural and societal effects. Why study when we can simply wait? All we need do is talk about UFOs in online forums and occasionally send a petition to the White House. Eventually, our leaders will see fit to share with us the aliens’ world-changing information and technologies, ushering in a new era of cosmic consciousness. It’s only a matter of time. Disclosure requires little more than our passive spectatorship.

                          The ultimate irony of the Disclosure movement is that, by imagining all answers to the UFO mystery to be out of public reach, deep in the bowels of the national security state, it places power into the hands of officialdom, while disempowering the individual. Modern “ufology,” therefore, is no longer about asking challenging questions. Rather, it is about fitting predetermined answers into an established quasi-religious belief system.

                          If ever we are to further our understanding of the UFO enigma, we must fundamentally reframe our debate. We must wipe the board clean and fill it with new ideas, new theories, even new language. We must be willing to start from scratch when the field stagnates. We must be critical, sober, and free from dogma—ready to rinse away the residue of our own beliefs.
                          ...
                          http://www.robbiegraham.uk/books/ufo...-with-ufology/
                          TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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                          • Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                            I think you confuse proof with evidence.
                            They have no evidence. They have what they think is evidence, but it's mostly rancid marshmallow cream with some old kitty litter for texture.
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                            • Four New Crop Formations Found in England

                              http://www.coasttocoastam.com/articl...und-in-england
                              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
                              “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz

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                              • Robert Bigelow Talks UFOs on '60 Minutes'

                                May 29, 2017
                                http://www.coasttocoastam.com/articl...-on-60-minutes

                                And the 60 Minutes link;
                                http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bigelow-...lead-in-space/



                                Should include the Daily Mail as well
                                http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ens-Earth.html
                                Last edited by G David Bock; 30 May 17, 14:11.
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