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Skepticism surrounds head transplant success - Unexplained Mysteries

Friday, November 17 2017

Skepticism surrounds head transplant success - Unexplained Mysteries

As long as they are not doing it to other species I do not see anything wrong with them doing research on this subject. I would suggest that their next phase should be getting brain dead but otherwise alive donors to do this on. It is gross, to say the least, but so is everything else when it comes to surgeries. I think they would learn a lot from such surgeries, things that can help with understanding many other things about the human body. The only time it should be performed on a healthy human is when they have successfully done it hundreds if not thousands of times with live human brain de... [More]

Scientists Transmit Songs to Planet With Potential Alien Life

Saturday, November 18 2017

Scientists Transmit Songs to Planet With Potential Alien Life

There are serious questions being pondered and actions being taken by our top minds these days and there’s no reason why the thought process shouldn’t be open to all humans, especially since the end result could potentially put all humans in danger of being destroyed by aliens … especially aliens who don’t like techno-pop music. The questions? Would you broadcast radio signals at a planet that may contain alien life? If you say yes, would you send music or words? If you chose music, what songs would you send? Space Oddity? Rocket Man? The 1812 Overture? Space Cowboy? GeekWire reports that a group of scientists and artists calling themselves Sónar Calling GJ273b didn’t bother to ask us before transmitting signals on three successive days, Oct. 16-18, from the EISCAT radio antenna in Tromsø, Norway. The transmissions were aimed at GJ273b, a planet twice the mass of Earth, orbiting GJ273 or Luyten’s Star, a red dwarf in the constellation Canis Major. GJ273b is in a habitable zone orbit and could harbor life, so it’s a prime target for messaging extraterrestrial intelligence (METI) according to METI International, a co-sponsor of Sónar Calling GJ273b. Can’t they already hear this? The other sponsors are the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia, Spain, and the Sónar music festival in Barcelona. So the inhabitants of GJ273b will someday be tapping their toes (or whatever appendages they’ve developed) to flamenco, opera, Spanish jazz and classical guitar songs – right? “We will turn the EISCAT transmitter into a musical instrument, sending basic melodies by transmitting pulses at a series of different radio frequencies that maintain the same sort of intervals between one another that we see in the intervals between musical notes.” What is that … polka? (Sorry, polka fans). Do we want them to like us or hate us? Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, says those “pulses” were composed especially for this project by people like sound artist Holly Herndon, French composer Jean-Michel Jarre and the experimental electronic-music duo Matmos. That might not be too bad … except the Sónar Calling pieces are only 10 seconds long and transmitted as binary code at two frequencies, 929.0 MHz and 930.2 MHz. The signal will also contain some sort of ‘cosmic clock’ to help ETs figure out our concept of time … which will help them know when to clap to the music. People like Stephen Hawking think METI is a bad idea, but this musical cat is out of the bag, man, so we should have some input into what’s being sent to other life forms. This could be an exercise that brings us all together. Then again, have you ever been involved in picking out music for a DJ to play at a wedding? Would aliens request Freebird ? What could possibly go wrong? It’s worth a shot. My vote is for some New Orleans jazz like When the Saints Go Marching In . Even aliens should like that. And if they don’t, they can play it at our funeral after they destroy Earth. What music would you send to an extraterrestrial civilization? Tags alien Extraterrestrial life life on other planets music Science space technology Paul Seaburn Paul Seaburn is one of the most prolific writers at Mysterious Universe. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious. You can follow Paul

‘Signs’ and Wonders: Interpreting Shyamalan’s Alien Blockbuster In the Age of Hyperreality

Saturday, November 18 2017

‘Signs’ and Wonders: Interpreting Shyamalan’s Alien Blockbuster In the Age of Hyperreality

Inspired by the crop circle phenomenon, the 2002 movie Signs draws broadly from the UFO mythos and, in one of its more comical scenes, has three of its characters huddled together in tinfoil hats, wracked by paranoia. Beyond such cliché, however, M. Night Shyamalan’s film exhibits a deeper—perhaps subconscious—awareness of the UFO phenomenon and of the effects of its mass-mediation in the post-modern world. In the film, a Pennsylvanian farming family—headed by old-fashioned priest and widower Reverend Graham Hess (Mel Gibson)—is thrown into turmoil when a crop formation appears overnight in their corn field. From TV news coverage we learn that hundreds of similar crop ‘signs’ have appeared suddenly and simultaneously around the world, baffling experts. Graham is quietly concerned and seeks to distance his family from the inexplicable events unfolding around them by refusing them access to the media circus now spoon-feeding the hungry masses. “See, this is why we’re not watching TV,” says Graham, “people get obsessed.” For Graham, despite the undeniable physical reality of the sign in his corn field, and his own gut instinct that something strange is afoot, it is only through their mediation by TV news reports that the bizarre events can assume a sense of the ‘real.’ Discussing Jean Baudrillard’s notions of hyperreality, John Storey notes that, “Representation does not stand at one remove from reality, to conceal or distort it, it is reality”; implicitly aware of this, Graham opts to sever his own access to media imagery, leaving him free to interpret the outside events as he chooses and to continue to inhabit his own secure, albeit emotionally stagnant, reality. It is only when Graham catches a glimpse of an alien in his corn field one night that he submits to his family’s desire to be mediated (“Okay, let’s turn on the TV”). It is Graham’s submission to television that plants him firmly in the “present age” to which Feuerbach refers in The Essence of Christianity : an age “which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, the appearance to the essence…” For Graham, the grieving widower and priest faced with an incomprehensible threat to his family, now, more than ever, “Illusion only is sacred, truth profane.” The reality of the situation is unpalatable for Graham, so he opts to filter it through the lens of television. As the family watch live footage of numerous UFOs over Mexico City, Graham’s brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix) quips: “the nerds were right”—a reference to the generic UFO believers he had mocked in an earlier scene. Shyamalan’s decision to have the alien craft arrive over Mexico City was inspired by the real-life mass-sightings of UFOs over this same locale during the solar eclipse of July 11, 1991 when hundreds of people witnessed what appeared to be a number of hovering, metallic, disc-shaped objects. Signs again draws from the UFO mythos during a scene in which Merrill reacts with horror as the TV news runs grainy, daylight footage of an alien prowling the backstreets of Paso Fundo, Brazil. This is an oblique reference the famous “Varginha incident” of 1996 in which three teenage girls claimed to have been traumatized by a daylight encounter with an unearthly entity in the Brazilian city of Varginha. M. Night Shyamalan directs Abigail Breslin. Several scenes later, the whole family has succumbed entirely to the mystical power of their television as they stare passively at the numerous “lights” now hovering over Washington DC and over hundreds of cities worldwide. Such is the magnetism of their TV screen that, rather than driving to the nearest city in an attempt to see the lights for themselves, or even simply stepping outside to glance up at the sky, the family considers it more natural to watch the events on television and, most importantly, to record them. “We have to tape this,” urges Graham’s son, Morgan, “this is very important… the history of the world’s future is on the TV right now,” telling his younger sister Bo (Abigail Breslin), “We need to record this so you can show your children this tape and say you were there.” Clearly, the Hess family understand, as theorist John Fiske does, that the postmodern media do not simply provide, “secondary representations of reality; they affect and produce the reality that they mediate,” and that, “all events that ‘matter’ are media events.” Glued to the screen. As the saucer-shaped lights twinkle overhead, the anchorman informs viewers that “This image has not been adjusted or enhanced in anyway. What you’re seeing is real. It’s unbelievable.” Later in the film, Graham asks himself, “Is this really happening?” Such dialogue points to an awareness on Shayamalan’s part that the literal existence of UFOs is difficult to accept, not because of what UFOs might represent (otherworldly intelligences), but because of how the phenomenon has been mediated (i.e. ridiculed) for over sixty years. Shayamalan’s concerns along these lines are expressed subtly in his decision to confine his UFOs and aliens securely to his characters’ TV screen as objects of media scrutiny for all but a few seconds of the film’s total running time. “What you’re seeing is real. It’s unbelievable.” The extent to which the family’s perception of UFOs has been historically mediated is also effectively illustrated through their inability to envisage what horrors might be unfolding beyond the four corners of their TV screen. When both their television and radio cease to function as a result of the unseen invasion outside, in the total absence of media to guide their perceptions, the Hess family are lost, as demonstrated when a terrified Merrill asks: “What’s going on out there?” A question to which Graham can only respond: “I can’t even imagine.” Indeed, in an earlier scene, when Merrill does attempt to make use of his imagination, he can’t help but fall back on iconographic imagery conjured by classic UFOlogical fiction, describing the scenes on TV as being “like War of the Worlds .” During the film’s climax in which an alien intruder holds Morgan hostage in the Hess family’s living room, Shyamalan again chooses to objectify the aliens through television—this time quite literally. When Graham finally sees the alien up close it is in the form of a reflection in his TV screen, and, again, when the creature is defeated and lies dying on the floor, we see only its reflection in the glass of the television. Are aliens real, or do they exist purely as media constructs? In Signs, Shayamalan seems to answer the question with a question: “in today’s hyperreal society, does it even matter?” One of several shots in ‘Signs’ in which the image of the alien is distorted quite literally through the televisual medium. Signs is an anomaly in the UFO subgenre. Consciously or not, it engages with the UFO subject through the intellectual framework of spectatorship and hyperreality. As a meditation on UFOs as a media abstraction (viewed most comfortably through the filter of television), the film serves as a reflection of popular attitudes towards the phenomenon today, demonstrating that, when it comes to UFOs, even Hollywood in its mass-mediation of the phenomenon is acutely aware that there is no longer a clear distinction between a ‘real’ event and its media representation. Tags Entertainment film ufo Robbie Graham has lectured around the world on the UFO subject and has been interviewed for the BBC, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV, Channel 4, and Vanity Fair, among many others. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, and Fortean Times. He holds first class degrees in Film, Television and Radio Studies (BA hons) and Cinema Studies (MA) from Staffordshire University and the University of Bristol respectively. He is the author of Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies (White Crow Books, 2015) and the editor of UFOs: Reframing the Debate (White Crow Books, 2017). Visit robbiegraham.uk You can follow Robbie

Eyewitness Illustrations of UFOs From Declassified Drawings

Saturday, November 18 2017

Eyewitness Illustrations of UFOs From Declassified Drawings

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the British Government had a UFO desk and telephone hotline that collected around 11,000 cryptic sightings between 1962 and 2009 from across the UK. The formerly classified files have been made accessible to the public. Among reports on UFOs and mysterious lights are drawings that attempt to describe the sightings. Book author David Clarke said that sketches of UFOs might appear naïve or worthless if viewed from a purely aesthetic viewpoint. However, they are uniquely valuable historical documents in their own right and give light on how popular culture of the age and events imprinted on the imaginations of the people. Among the most exciting drawings on declassified witness reports are the elementary school children’s crude crayon on construction paper drawings. The children claimed to have witnessed a flying saucer in 1977 altogether. Another notable illustration is a beautiful painting of bright white object spotted above a roof in Harborne in 1975. The drawings depict the incredible diversity of movement, colours, and shape of the UFOs, ranging from soaring discs to dark triangular ships, and large hovering eggs. Each sketch and painting is with a personal account. The MoD desk may be closed for good, but the visual record of these personal experiences will remain the evidence of a widespread, mysterious event. Your opinion?

Fireball lights up the night sky over Finland - Unexplained Mysteries

Saturday, November 18 2017

Fireball lights up the night sky over Finland - Unexplained Mysteries

Fireball lights up the night sky over Finland Posted on Saturday, 18 November, 2017 | 3 comments The fireball lit up the night sky as if it were daytime. Image Credit: YouTube / Aurora Borealis (LIVE!) A time-lapse camera captured the moment an intense fireball streaked across the sky over Lapland. The event was picked up on the Aurora Service Tours livestream which offers Internet users the opportunity to view the Aururoa Borealis over a remote snow-covered region of northern Finland. Tony Bateman, who set up the camera, reported hearing a loud bang at around the same time. According to physicist Jyrki Manninen from the University of Oulu, the fireball, which was so bright it lit up the area as if it were the middle of the day, was most likely a meteor, however there is also the possibility that it could have been a piece of space debris re-entering the atmosphere. The associated bangs were so loud they were heard over a distance of several hundred kilometers. Source: ABC.net.au | Comments (3) Tags: Fireball , Lapland

Animated Film on the Life and deeds of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad

Saturday, November 18 2017

Animated Film on the Life and deeds of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad

Animated Film on the Life and deeds of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad Animated Film on the Life and deeds of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Muhammad killed his enemies. Expelled women and children from their homes and into the desert as well as sold slaves and took sex slaves. Oh yeah almost forgot he had sex with a nine year old names Aisha. Its all in this film folk's.

This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date

Saturday, November 18 2017

This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date

Our amazing Universe: This is the most detailed Map to date This map of the universe spans more than 500 million light-years and contains more than 100,000 galaxies. Every day some of us get scared, worried, anxious or whatever about our lives We should just think of this video , and ask ourselves, why are we giving a fuck about anything less than love and freedom of the mind. Embed Code:

Weekend 2 Cents: A Friend's Strange Death -- UFO / Lost Time / Implants -- Bookies Slash Odds on Nessie

Sunday, November 19 2017

Weekend 2 Cents: A Friend's Strange Death -- UFO / Lost Time / Implants -- Bookies Slash Odds on Nessie

UFO / Lost Time / Implants Saint Thomas, Ontario, Canada - 2002-01-10: Me and two of my friends were at another friend's hanging out, but it was getting late around 10pm. so we decided to head home. As we left and started to walk down Balaclava street in St.Thomas, Ontario, we noticed a blue light shoot arcoss the sky over the road at the end of the street. We stopped as it darted back into a backyard and hovered for a few seconds, then quickly darted to the driveway beside us. Then a huge flash of light like someone took a picture in your face and it was gone. We kept walking to our one friend's home and arriving there we noticed that it's now around 1 am. It took 3 hours to walk down 2 streets that normally would take 10 mins. Since then I've been having trouble with waking up from a sleep and unable to move. Have had bruises and marks appear on my body from nowhere, a weird bump on my arm that after a year got red and broke out until a small clear/white thing came out with ball lines on it looked like a computer chip. Now it's a scoop/needle like scar, that the doctor can't give me a reason for it. - MUFON Blazing Fireball Lights Up Arctic Sky COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki's physics department, who said Thursday night's fireball "seems to have been one of the brightest ones." It produced a blast wave that felt like an explosion about 6:40 p.m. and could also be seen in northern Norway and in Russia's Kola peninsula, he told The Associated Press on Saturday. It might have weighed about 100 kilograms (220 pounds), according to Nikolai Kruglikov of Yekaterinburg's Urals Federal University. "We believe it didn't disintegrate but reached a remote corner of Finland," Kohout said, adding that any search plans for the meteorite must face the fact that "right now we don't have much daylight" — four hours, to be precise. Read more at 100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky Bookies Slash Odds on Nessie Bookmakers have slashed odds on the myth of the Loch Ness monster being proved true after the eighth verified sighting this year. Betway has cut the odds on the existence of Nessie being confirmed from 5000/1 to 500/1. It comes after Dr Jo Knight, a lecturer at Lancaster University, spotted an unexplained “fin” shape in photographs taken by her son Sam while on a recent holiday to Loch Ness. She forwarded her image to the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings register, which investigates alleged sightings of the mythical beast, which agreed it could be a picture of the famous beast Gary Campbell, the recorder of the register, said the latest confirmed case made 2017 the busiest year for sightings this century. Read more at Bookies slash Nessie odds after record sightings

Secret Alien Colony Found In Satellite Picture Of Arizona

Saturday, November 18 2017

Secret Alien Colony Found In Satellite Picture Of Arizona

« Previous - Next » Secret Alien Colony Found In Satellite Picture Of Arizona Is this an alien outpost hidden in a not-so-remote region of Arizona ? Or possibly the entrance to an Inner Earth Civilization? Whatever it is and whoever they are... There is a purposely hidden civilization within the confines of the Kaibab Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. The Native Americans and U.S. Government absolutely know about this hidden city. Could this possibly be one of many secret locations that thousands of missing people are taken to every year? Embed Code:

The United Nations mulling options to ban 'Killer Robots'

Sunday, November 19 2017

The United Nations mulling options to ban 'Killer Robots'

Chief of the United Nations Will Release 'Times Square Ball' on New Year's Eve The meeting may have been less productive than these groups hoped. They were mainly able set groundwork for future talks, likely to occur sometime next year. Mary Wareham, advocacy director of the Arms Division at the Human Rights Watch and global coordinator for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots told AFP, “Countries do not have time…to waste just talking about this subject.” She says that militaries and defense companies are already investing heavily in bringing these weapons into reality. However, the chair of the meeting, Amandeep Gill, India’s disarmament ambassador, tried to clear away some of the hype surrounding the issue. “Ladies and gentlemen, I have news for you: the robots are not taking over the world. Humans are still in charge,” he exclaimed, according to reporting from The Guardian. “I think we have to be careful in not emotionalizing or dramatizing this issue.” According to the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, the meeting did lead to two points of agreement along these lines: Most nations assented that we need a “legally binding instrument” controlling the use of these technologies and that the majority of “states now accept that some form of human control must be maintained over weapons systems.” Talks moving forward will have to focus on what these points of accordance will look like in practice. Autonomous weapons will have a profound impact on the way war is waged, and the arms escalation this could drive has motivated some, especially nations with smaller military budgets, to call for regulation (at the least). Toby Walsh, an expert on AI at the University of New South Wales in Australia, did not mince words regarding his feelings on the topic. “These will be weapons of mass destruction,” Walsh told reporters during a separate event at the UN. “I am actually quite confident that we will ban these weapons … My only concern is whether [countries] have the courage of conviction to do it now, or whether we will have to wait for people to die first.” While international agreements on the development and use of autonomous weapons are ideal, individual countries are also making their intentions known. In response to the letter from Musk and others, the United Kingdom has already decided to ban fully autonomous weapons. An announcement was handed down from the U.K. Ministry of Defense in September. But Musk’s concerns for the future of AI are not relegated to weapons applications, as he believes that AI development, in general, should be closely watched and regulated. “I think anything that represents a risk to the public deserves at least insight from the government, because one of the mandates of the government is the public wellbeing,” he said at a conference call with Tesla investors. AI is a foreboding specter over the uncertain future. Many experts, like Ray Kurzweil, try to counter arguments for dampening AI development with promises that AI will “enhance us.” Even so, any good technology could also have destructive applications. Ensuring that the awesome potential of these technologies are developed in a way that is genuinely good for all of humanity is, unsurprisingly, the best way forward. Related Articles

Arecibo Message: When We Tried to Communicate with Aliens

Sunday, November 19 2017

Arecibo Message: When We Tried to Communicate with Aliens

18 November 2017 20:56  Facebook 0  Twitter 0 0 0 0 Scientists have been listening for radio communications from alien civilizations since at least Project Ozma in 1960. However, in 1974, a group of scientists including Carl Sagan and Frank Drake made a symbolic attempt to send a message to aliens. The effort was made to celebrate a major upgrade to the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico, using a megawatt transmitter. The message was aimed at the M13 globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. It was of sufficient strength that it could be picked up by an equivalent of Arecibo anywhere in the Galaxy. The SETI Signal According to SETI (1): “The message consists of 1679 bits, arranged into 73 lines of 23 characters per line (these are both prime numbers, and may help the aliens decode the message). The ‘ones’ and ‘zeroes’ were transmitted by frequency shifting at the rate of 10 bits per second. The total broadcast lasted less than three minutes. It consists, among other things, of the Arecibo telescope, our solar system, DNA, a stick figure of a human, and some of the biochemicals of earthly life.” The scientists at Arecibo did not expect that aliens would ever respond. M13 is 21,000 light years from Earth, so in any case any reply from the star cluster would be received about the year 43974. The message was an intellectual exercise by Sagan, Drake, and company to figure out how one civilization might contact another across interstellar distances. Of course, the fact that the scientists at Arecibo did not expect a response does not mean that one was not forthcoming. In 2001 (2) a crop circle suddenly appeared next to the Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire, England. The crop circle was remarkably similar to the one sent into space 27 years before, consisting of a different solar system, an image of a presumed alien, nonhuman DNA, and a microwave antenna. Crop Circles of Human Origin? While some have speculated that crop circles, a world-wide phenomenon, are the work of aliens, the design that was found at Chilbolton was almost certainly of human origin, albeit people with a great deal of sophistication and research behind their effort. For aliens to have responded to the Arecibo signal in such a way, they would have had to sneak onto the farm, made the crop circle, and then go away undetected. Not the most practical mode of communication. Few if any other serious attempts have been made to contact aliens since the Arecibo effort. According to the UK Daily Mail (3), that may change in 2018 thanks to a group called METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) based in San Francisco. METI would like to use a radio telescope like Arecibo to transmit a message containing math and physics concepts to nearby star systems where exo-planets have been detected. The idea is to announce the presence of Earth civilization to possible alien societies and to indicate that we are advanced enough to be worth communicating with. Communicating with Aliens The idea of proactively trying to communicate with aliens is somewhat controversial. Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that contact with an advanced alien civilization may not redound to Earth’s advantage. He cited the example of what happened to peoples living in the Americas when European explorers came into contact with them. Even if the aliens are not overtly hostile, culture shock might well prove to be damaging to Earth. Douglas Vakoch, president of METI, has countered that it is too late for Earth to conceal itself as we have been broadcasting our presence to the universe since radio was invented at the beginning of the 20th century. That we have not been invaded yet suggests that any aliens have benign intentions. On the other hand, the silence coming from the universe may mean that Earth is under some kind of Star Trek-style noninterference directive. References & Image Credits:

UFO Breaking Up Chemtrail In Astonishing Video Footage

Sunday, November 19 2017

UFO Breaking Up Chemtrail In Astonishing Video Footage

« Previous - Next » UFO Breaking Up Chemtrail In Astonishing Video Footage A video uploaded to YouTube by conspiracy theory channel Suspect Sky shows a strange white object moving upwards in the sky. ‘Personally witnessed a UFO literally erasing a chem cloud. Rather nice of them,’ says the witness The video, which was uploaded on November 17 but apparently shot some time in October, then sees the bright, white UFO hover in the clouds. After sitting in the long thin cloud for a few seconds, the craft, which looks similar to a star in the sky, then appears to disperse the cloud. The video is on its way to becoming viral after racking up more than 3,000 views in little more than 12 hours. CNN admits Chemtrails exist