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  • Fermi Paradox [was: Let's Just Stick To The
    Fermi Paradox was Let s Just Stick To The From UFO UpDates Toronto post nul To UFO UpDates Subscribers ufo updates list nul Date Fri Aug 2 2013 6 56 am Subject UFO UpDate Let s Just Stick To The Theories Cox Source Billy Cox s De Void http tinyurl com mhgnxbf Thursday August 1 2013 Let s Just Stick To The Theories By Billy Cox Herald Tribune snip Three years after the Voyagers left home nanotechnologist Robert Freitas leaped many generations ahead and co authored a NASA feasibility study on self replicating probes SRPs He contemplated what it would take for advanced space faring technology not only to repair and perpetuate itself during missions but also to improvise on destination targeting as it forged the cosmic oceans Among the motivations for this exercise was a theoretical test of the Fermi Paradox in which physicist Enrico Fermi alleged in 1950 that if ET civilizations existed we would ve known it by now Where are they he wondered For more on the Fermi Paradox see http www brumac 8k com JBISpaper JBISpaper pdf Listen to Strange Days Indeed The PodCast At http www virtuallystrange net ufo sdi program These contents above

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  • The Falcon Lake Incident - For The Record
    with small crystals of a uranium silicate mineral and pitchblende as well as feldspar and hematite These particles are held to the silver by a sticky moist substance and could be removed by washing with ethanol and brushing with a soft camel hair brush 18 Again the two theories of Ra226 and U238 contrasted each other But the same arguments apply Since radium 226 is a by product of U238 decay it is even possible that both theories are correct though traceable to U238 The problem however is not the actual radioactive mechanism on the silver but why it was missed earlier by other individuals The Department of Health and Welfare went to the site on more than one occasion and checked the site thoroughly Why was the silver not located 9 THE PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS The most noted elements of the incident are the many severe physiological effects Mickalak experienced When the object took off Michalak was burned by a blast of heat or heated gas which came from a grill like opening in front of him His shirt and undershirt caught fire burning his upper chest He tore off these items and stamped them out not wanting to cause a forest fire Walking back to where the object had been he felt nauseated and had a strong headache He broke out in a cold sweat and began vomiting Red marks began to appear on his chest and abdomen burning and irritating He logically set out for Falcon Lake in search of medical aid wearing no shirt or jacket He eventually made it back to Winnipeg where he was examined at the Misericordia Hospital He did not tell the examining physician what had happened only that he had been burned by exhaust coming out of an aeroplane This was on May 20th On the 22nd Michalak s family physician examined him and said that the first degree burns on his abdomen were not very serious He prescribed 292 s for the pain and sea sickness tablets for the nausea Michalak went to a radiologist on the 23rd who found no evidence of radiation trauma A whole body count taken a week later at the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment also showed no radiation above normal background The burns on Michalak s abdomen were diagnosed as thermal in origin The curious geometric pattern of the burns led some skeptics to speculate that Michalak had fallen onto a hot barbeque grill 19 Over the next few days Michalak reported that he lost 22 pounds from his normal weight of 180 However his physician could not verify this weight loss since he had not seen him for over a year Yet judging from the fact that Michalak reported an inability to hold food down in one week his weight loss could have been considerable Also reported was a drop of his blood lymphocyte count from 25 to 16 percent returning to normal after a period of four weeks These two counts were six days apart but were associated with normal platelet counts on both occasions This contributes to the argument against the theory of radiation exposure A CAPRO investigator claims that the actual drop was from 25 to 6 percent although this is not supported by medical evidence 20 There is some evidence to indicate that the red welts or burns went through periods of fading and recurrence a most unusual medical situation Because of the suggestion of radiation at the site it was quickly suggested that the welts were radiation burns This however is quite incorrect Radiation was also blamed for the awful stench which seemed to come from within Michalak s body It was suggested that a quick dose of gamma rays may have deteriorated the food he had just eaten giving him a vile odor and causing him to vomit green bile 21 Individuals consulted on this however say that such a burst of gammas would have deteriorated Michalak not just his digested food Another physiological effect was the insect bites rash which appeared on Michalak s upper torso Craig reported that the rash was the result of insect bites and was not connected with the alleged UFO experience 22 An RCAF Corporal Davis reported that he had been bitten by black flies when he was with Michalak searching for the site Medical reports show that Michalak had skin infections having hive like areas with impetiginous centers Later he had generalized urticaria hives and felt weak dizzy and nauseated on several occasions Several times he was examined for numbness and swelling of the joints A hematologist s report showed that Michalak s blood had no abnormal physical findings but had some atypical lymphoid cells in the marrow plus a moderate increase in the number of plasma cells This is in some contradiction to several sources e g Naud 1978 which claim that there were impurities in Michalak s blood It is obvious that the reported irregularities in his blood would not in themselves be the cause for his condition The swelling of his body however strongly suggests an allergic reaction of some sort After an apparent reoccurrence of his swelling at work on Sept 21 1967 Michalak reported that doctors diagnosed his affliction as the result of some allergy The events leading up to this diagnosis had Michalak feel a burning sensation around his neck and chest Then there was a burning in his throat and his body turned violet His hands swelled like a balloon his vision failed and he lapsed into unconciousness 23 Later he described how sometimes his wrists swelled so much that they filled his shirt cuffs 24 What sort of allergy did Michalak have 12 THE MAYO CLINIC In August of 1968 Michalak went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota The purpose of his visit was to undergo tests to determine exactly what was ailing him as the doctors in Winnipeg appeared to be unhelpful It is worthy of note that Michalak paid for the Mayo tests entirely on his own as Medicare would not cover such a trip He went and stayed at a hotel near the hospital walking across each day and entering as an outpatient He reported that he was given a thorough physical and psychological examination by various doctors then sent home But the problems began Michalak has bills from the Clinic made out to Mr S Michalak and also his registration card He waited for several weeks but received no word on his results The CAPRO investigators appealed to APRO for help and a medical consultant sent a letter to the Mayo Clinic asking for the medical reports In reply he was sent the now famous letter of denial which bluntly said that Michalak had never been registered there and that they didn t know anything about him 25 This immediately spurred the shouts of cover up from individuals who learned of the letter and rightly so as this appeared to be a deliberate attempt to mislead the investigation Was this a cover up or just a matter of incompetence It perhaps was neither Medical ethics is a very serious concern and few realize the red tape which has been set up for both the protection of the doctor and the patient There is a very great danger in releasing confidential files to unauthorized personnel and this applies obviously to other fields as well including ufology Another letter to the Mayo Clinic was sent this time accompanied by a release form signed by Michalak The reports came immediately Michalak had been found to be in good health but with neurodematitis and simple syncope fainting spells due to sudden cerebral blood pressure losses 26 The syncopes were suggested as having to do with hyperventilation or impaired cardiac output This is interesting as Michalak has indeed had heart problems within the past few years The psychiatric report showed that despite the usual generalizations normally assigned to individuals giving a detailed UFO encounter story there was no other evidence of delusions hallucinations or other emotional disorders It seems that there was nothing wrong with Michalak He had no ailment directly related to an encounter with a UFO 14 THE INVESTIGATIONS Michalak called the Winnipeg Tribune late Saturday afternoon of the holiday long weekend It was not surprising that no one would help him then But the next evening May 21 Heather Chisvin a Tribune reporter interviewed Michalak for the first time She was the first one to talk to him about the experience and her article must be considered as the first account uninfluenced by later documentation 27 The first investigator on the scene however was Barrie Thompson who had read the account in the newspaper and immediately contacted Michalak Thompson s investigation on behalf of APRO began the series of civilian UFO investigations Michalak notes that after hearing my story he stated his belief that the craft was not an earthly creation Michalak praised Thompson on several occasions as he was the first person who took my story seriously 28 Soon the Michlak household was in turmoil Calls came in at all hours of the day or night people dropped in at any time and letters poured in The CAPRO investigations included taking Michalak to get a body radiation count and encouraging him to take other tests One misleading bit of information said that Michalak had been to a clinical hypnotist and that he had been hypnotically regressed While both statements are true the clinical hypnotist had in fact only interviewed Michalak and not put him under A tape of Michalak s hypnosis is in existance however but the session was conducted apparently by an amateur who was a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press at the time The RCAF investigations were under the direction of Sqd Ld P Bissky who came to the conclusion that the case was a hoax 29 He recently remarked that the RCAF conclusions were all available in Ottawa for perusal Indeed some documents are contained in the DND files and have been obtained by several ufologists A rather carefully worded statement is in the National Research Council s Non Meteoric Sightings File DND 222 saying Neither the DND nor the RCMP investigation teams were able to provide evidence which could dispute Mr Michalak s story 30 RCMP analysis by its forensic lab were unable to reach any conclusion as to what may have caused the burn damage to Michalak s clothing 31 A theory came out suggesting that the radiation at the site might have been caused by radium paint possibly from someone scraping a watch dial around the site 32 This is interesting Was this just a candid comment or did it suggest that there was a truly abnormal level of Ra226 at the site at the time If so why was it not detected in recent soil analysis 16 THE GOVERNMENT COVERS UP Apart from the Mayo Clinic cover up the Canadian Government seemed to refuse access to information on the incident in 1967 On June 29th 1967 it was reported that Mr Ed Schreyer then an MP asked about UFO investigations in the Commons 33 The Speaker of the House cut off the subject without government reply On November 6th 1967 Defence Minister Leo Cadieux stated that it is not the intention of the Department of National Defence to make public the report of the alleged sighting 34 This was in response to requests by several cabinet members to obtain information on the incident On 11 Nov 1967 it was reported that Mr Schreyer formally placed a written question on the Commons order paper seeking information on UFO s 35 The closed mouth attitude of the government was not ignored by the press which prompted several comments about it About the case one editor noted The attempt to keep it concealed can have only one effect it will give the UFO legend another boost 36 Of course he was precisely correct On 14 October 1968 House Leader Donald MacDonald again refused an MP this time Mr Barry Mather access to reports on the Michalak case 37 However on 6 Feb 1969 Mather was given permission by a member of the Privy Council to examine their file on UFO s from which a few pages have simply been removed It was reported that outright release of the file would not be in the public interest and create a dangerous precedent that would not contribute to the good administration of the country s business 38 Bondarchuk 1979 reports that portions of the complete government report are available for public scrutiny at the NRC in Ottawa However noticeably missing are the RCMP study of the burned items as well as the government s final conclusion if indeed one exists 39 17 PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Mention of the psychological aspects of the Michalak case must be made Why for example did Michalak call a newspaper office for assistance This one piece of evidence alone has served to convince some individuals that the case was a hoax and that Michalak was only looking for publicity By the time Michalak made it back to his motel he was exhausted In his own words I did not go inside the motel for fear of contaminating people around me I felt detached from the rest of the world The pain was unbearable the odour seemed to come from within me and I could not escape it I was afraid that i had ruined my health and visualized the resulting hell should I have become disabled my mind centered on the possible consequences there had to be some way of getting medical attention I thought of the press Things that happened to me were definitely news if nothing else I did not want to alarm my wife or cause a panic in the family I phoned her as a last resort telling her that I had been in an accident 40 Michalak felt that it was his duty to report the incident and was initially unafraid of ridicule However since then he and his family have become somewhat defensive about the incident and get irritated to hear of skeptical accounts in print Indeed it is this writer s personal impression that Michalak is a very sincere individual Also psychiatrists could not find any evidence of emotional or mental illness in the man 19 THE HOAX Would Michalak have gone to so much trouble to perpetrate a hoax There is no question that he bcame seriously ill and even today displays some effects If we can assume that Michalak burned himself while concocting his hoax would he have then repeatedly pursued medical assistance and go to the Mayo Clinic to make it look good One physics professor at the University of Manitoba now deceased believed that Michalak was experimenting with toy rockets which exploded due to mishandling He also suggested that he was amateurishly trying to hit two chunks of uranium together to make a homemade bomb The grid like pattern on his body was caused by the grill he was using as a support This totally unfounded theory ignored most of the known facts of the case An RCAF spokesman is convinced that Michalak was drunk and had fallen on a barbeque grill one immediate objection to this is that such an act would give exactly the reverse impression of burns actually found on Michalak s body Menzel s impression has already been related claiming the case to be a hoax because Michalak could not find the site when with the Condon investigators Ray Craig the Condon Committee s investigator concluded that If Michalak s reported experience were physically real it would show the existence of alien flying vehicles in our environment 41 He noted inconsistencies and incongruities and said that even with some of the other evidence associated with the case he would have to stick to his initial conclusion namely that this case does not offer probative information regarding inconventional sic craft 42 Despite this apparently negative conclusion the index of the report lists the case as an unexplained sighting Craig found reason to question that the metal samples found by Michalak and Hart would have been missed by early investigators at the site Stewart Hunt of the Department of Health and Welfare described his examination of the area as as thorough survey using three different radiation counters It is definitely odd that the metal chunks were not found until a visit to the site a year later Thompson remarked that the samples were deeply buried inside the crack in the rock and that some effort was expended in getting them out He also remarked that most of the radiation detected was inside the fissure 43 Bondarchuk mentions that a close scrutiny of early soil samples showed that small silver particles were present citing this as a reason to eliminate the theory that someone planted the silver bars 44 However this is not conclusive as native silver particles occur naturally in the area in small amounts and their presence in the soil samples does not eliminate the possibility of planting Cannon also mentions this information and that radium 226 was present in both the soil and metal covering This apparently was considered as a prime reason to negate the watch dial theory 45 Attempts to locate the CAPRO analyses have not been successful There is no doubt though that the metal samples are very suspicious They even had an obvious seam which tended to suggest fabrication as if someone moulded the silver in a definite shape Did Michalak produce these himself Or did someone else produce them and plant them at the site If so why Even without the metal samples the case was a significant one needing no support In fact the samples tend only to confuse the case But an amateur UFO buff would probably not have realized this and thought only that the samples would enhance the case

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  • Re: Faster Than The Speed Of Light?
    greatly reduce the energy requirements As I mentioned before to the List we may be seeing such a propulsion system already in operation in this Hubble telescope image http www treurniet ca tori ufoP2010 A2Crop htm The UFO photos on the following pages show something similar http www treurniet ca tori ufoindex htm http www treurniet ca torifract torifract htm snip Hi Everyone I have been very busy these days with so many other projects including further joint CSA CNES high altitude research balloon flights to near Earth space launched from Timmins Ontario One of the exciting things we plan to do is confirm the unexpected findings of living micro organisms in the upper atmosphere that do not resemble anything we know here on Earth which may turn out to be compelling evidence for the Panspermia Theory that life on Earth and the mysterious plagues over the centuries was seeded from space I want to make a comment regarding this recent UFO UpDates post If the assumptions we make that lead to new theories and the conclusions that result from these theories are based on actual observations but which were not interpreted correctly then the scientific basis for these theories would be suspect For example regarding that small dark image in the picture with a rainbow William state the unknown object and torus were fortuitously positioned over a rainbow Spatial shifts in bands of color under the torus suggest that it refracted the light from the rainbow This observation indicates that the space occupied by the torus has an index of refraction that is different from the surrounding space and 2 that one end of the object appears to be covered by the distant rainbow As rainbows are NOT fixed distant objects but are actually seen immediately in front of

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  • "Will Robots Take Over The World?"
    question Will Robots Take Over The World which is answered by Martin Rees Kathleen Richardson and Daniel Wolpert You can read their answers at the page but interestingly they all answered a secondary question What can science fiction tell us about robotics in a positive way seeming to hint that mainstream science has been wilfully ignoring Sci Fi and missing much in the process Cheers Ray D Listen to Strange

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  • NZ West Coast Gets UFO Fever
    Source The New Zealand Herald http tinyurl com mgvt6jd Thursday Aug 8 2013 West Coast Gets UFO Fever By Nikki Leigh Wilson of the Greymouth Star UFOs are the talk of the West Coast after reports of one man s close encounter at Rutherglen on Tuesday night Although no other witnesses have come forward about the sighting in which Matthew Robert Haisty claims to have come across a UFO parked on the road right outside Shantytown before it took off in a flash of blinding light David Skelton said today he witnessed strange lights moving about in nearby Taylorville about the same time He said he saw strange lights from his window and initially thought a plane was going down The lights were travelling west too slow for a meteor but too fast to be a helicopter or plane They were also too low to be from a shooting star The Shantytown UFO incident has created much discussion on line with people taking to social networks to voice a range of theories and messages of both support and scepticism More at site for the lead Listen to Strange Days Indeed The PodCast At http www virtuallystrange net ufo sdi program

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  • [CE] Case Update: May 2, 1957; Edwards AFB
    domed disk and the film if viewed with a magnifying glass supported that conclusion according to Baker Both Bittick and Baker thought that there was a series of black dots near the dome which might have been portholes Gettys did not remember seeing that Nevertheless here was a domed disk on film seen by highly credible observers at our nation s top air technology base The next morning the intelligence boys were at Edwards to grill Gettys and Bittick In an interview much later in time Bittick remembers their interrogators as FBI but that is unlikely The agents were probably plainclothes but part of Air Force intelligence or even as occasionally happened in the continental U S CIA Either way the grilling was insulting Gettys and Bittick were derided with statements like you know what it is like when you have stayed out too late at night they had not or too long in the sun it was the start of their 8 a m shift and the desert sun will do funny things to you Bittick got so angry that he got up and barked Do I have to listen to this deleted Unsuccessful in getting the trackers to admit that they were mistaken in their report the questioners told the two to go home and keep your mouth shut you understand Recalling those moments Bittick said It s a funny thing how they try to cover up what they know and use a stupid answer for it 41 The stupid answer was that Gettys and Bittick had seen and filmed a balloon This is not obviously stupid even in the face of the witnesses saying that it looked like no balloon and moved faster than any balloon and they had seen many many balloons in their spotting scopes

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  • Global Archive UAP-Study And UFO-Identification
    the future of mankind History of UFO identification and UAP research is also our history of each of us and all mankind which is worth of paying attention We remember it was it can t be deleted it s memory which needs to be protected Yours sincerelly Igor Kalytyuk Creators 1 Kalytyuk Igor Ukraine 2 Gershtein Mikhail Russia Files count by country Argentina 104 Australia 797 Azerbaijan 5 Belarus 227 Belgium 123 Bolivia 2 Botswana 1 Brazil 433 Bulgaria 23 Canada 634 Chile 94 China 36 Cote d Ivoire 12 Croatia 6 Czech 297 Denmark 29 Ecuador 14 Estonia 2 Finland 204 France 4051 Georgia 7 Germany 226 Greece 5 Grenada 3 Hungary 5 Iceland 1 India 13 Indonesia 85 Iran 16 Ireland 11 Israel 25 Italy 339 Japan 30 Kazakhstan 159 Latvia 54 Lithuania 2 Malaysia 2 Mexico 45 Morocco 2 Mozambique 1 Netherlands 58 New Zealand 83 Nigeria 5 Norway 97 Peru 65 Philippines 3 Poland 59 Portugal 183 Puerto Rico 2 Romania 22 Russia 2374 San Marino 4 Sealand 2 Serbia 2 Singapore 3 Slovakia 9 South Africa 7 South Korea 1 Spain 1735 Sri Lanka 4 Suriname 8 Sweden 241 Switzerland 9 Taiwan 4 Thailand 2

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  • UFO Videod In Naples Florida?
    aren t sure either Monday night security officer Debralee Thomas was watching the camera feed from behind a Gulfshore Boulevard condo building just across the street from Venetian Village when she noticed strange lights swoop in over the pool I realized that it was something that wasn t normal so I was like oh my what is that Thoma said At first glance what she saw almost looked like a

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