Posted 3:00 pm, September 20, 2015, by Kevin Torres
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. — Some of Colorado’s more well-known paranormal investigators made their way to Cripple Creek this weekend to study the “unexplained.”
The group participated in the fourth annual Spirits of Colorado Paranormal Convention. The event featured ghost hunters, psychic mediums, UFO investigators and regular people who have an interest in the unknown.
Among the many who spoke was Chuck Zukowski, the self-proclaimed “UFO Nut.” Zukowski talked about animal mutilations in Colorado and highlighted a situation that happened in August 2014.
“This was the largest, most complicated animal mutilation I’ve ever done,” Zukowski said.
It took place about 13 miles northeast of Walsenburg. About eight cows died within a week and a half. Zukowski drove out to investigate it.
“I go in-depth with these investigations,” he said. “We learn as much as we can.”
The convention was held in the historic mining town of Cripple Creek, which is said to be haunted. Ghost hunters and psychic mediums brought attendees on tours around the Imperial Hotel and the St. Nicholas Hotel, which locals say house several ghosts.
Former RAF engineer: MI5 'paid people to fake crop circles' to discredit UFO research
A FORMER RAF engineer has sensationally claimed MI5 paid hoaxers to create fake crop circles to discredit genuine UFO sightings as part of a "Men in Black" cover up agenda.
By Jon Austin PUBLISHED: 11:52, Tue, Sep 22, 2015 UPDATED: 12:54, Tue, Sep 22, 2015
David Clayton, who is an expert on crop circles and animal mutilations, both allegedly carried out by visiting aliens, told the UFO Truth Magazine international annual conference of a sinister plot by spooks to ensure the truth never gets out.
Mr Cayton told of seeing crop circles in the 1980s that could not have been made by hoaxers, and therefore must have been alien in origin, because the plants within the circle had not been flattened by physical force, but by heat.
There are many UFO believers who claim some crop circles are what is left after a flying saucer lands in a field.
Mr Clayton admitted that most crop circles that had been highlighted since the 1990s were fakes, but real ones had been found.
He claimed British intelligence agencies were behind the bulk of fake crop circles to make genuine research seem ridiculous.
He said: "MI5 were paying people to muddy the waters."
Gary Hestletine, a fellow Ufologist, who organised the event in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, said there had been a “deliberate policy” by the authorities to downplay or debunk any unexplainable activity.
He also criticised mainstream media for making light of the subject and said the community of believers is "tired of being ridiculed" for their legitimate beliefs.
He said: "The press are not doing you a fair turn. It’s time to lift the blinkers a bit and look at the very best evidence.
“If you do that you will have overwhelming evidence that ET is here and has been for many years.”
Express.co.uk has contacted MI5 through the Home Office to put Mr Clayton's claims to it and awaits a response.
Quantum teleportation: World record of 100 kilometers September 22 2015
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "teleported" or transferred quantum information carried in light particles over 100 kilometers (km) of optical fiber, four times farther than the previous record.
The experiment confirmed that quantum communication is feasible over long distances in fiber. Other research groups have teleported quantum information over longer distances in free space, but the ability to do so over conventional fiber-optic lines offers more flexibility for network design.
Not to be confused with Star Trek's fictional "beaming up" of people, quantum teleportation involves the transfer, or remote reconstruction, of information encoded in quantum states of matter or light. Teleportation is useful in both quantum communications and quantum computing, which offer prospects for novel capabilities such as unbreakable encryption and advanced code-breaking, respectively. The basic method for quantum teleportation was first proposed more than 20 years ago and has been performed by a number of research groups, including one at NIST using atoms in 2004.
The new record, described in Optica, involved the transfer of quantum information contained in one photon--its specific time slot in a sequence-- to another photon transmitted over 102 km of spooled fiber in a NIST laboratory in Colorado.
The lead author, Hiroki Takesue, was a NIST guest researcher from NTT Corp. in Japan. The achievement was made possible by advanced single-photon detectors designed and made at NIST.
"Only about 1 percent of photons make it all the way through 100 km of fiber," NIST's Marty Stevens says. "We never could have done this experiment without these new detectors, which can measure this incredibly weak signal."
Until now, so much quantum data was lost in fiber that transmission rates and distances were low. The new NTT/NIST teleportation technique could be used to make devices called quantum repeaters that could resend data periodically in order to extend network reach, perhaps enough to eventually build a "quantum internet." Previously, researchers thought quantum repeaters might need to rely on atoms or other matter, instead of light, a difficult engineering challenge that would also slow down transmission.
Various quantum states can be used to carry information; the NTT/NIST experiment used quantum states that indicate when in a sequence of time slots a single photon arrives. The teleportation method is novel in that four of NIST's photon detectors were positioned to filter out specific quantum states. The detectors rely on superconducting nanowires made of molybdenum silicide. They can record more than 80 percent of arriving photons, revealing whether they are in the same or different time slots each just 1 nanosecond long. The experiments were performed at wavelengths commonly used in telecommunications.
Because the experiment filtered out and focused on a limited combination of quantum states, teleportation could be successful in only 25 percent of the transmissions at best. Thanks to the efficient detectors, researchers successfully teleported the desired quantum state in 83 percent of the maximum possible successful transmissions, on average. All experimental runs with different starting properties exceeded the mathematically significant 66.7 percent threshold for proving the quantum nature of the teleportation process.