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« Reply #180 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 07:48am »

on Jul 21st, 2010, 07:42am, WingsofCrystal wrote:
Good morning/evening Pen,
OH! Please tell me about the shadow person!
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Good morning Crystal... grin

Its the last post in this thread: http://ufocasebook.conforums.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=hauntings&num=1213244862&start=15

I have to hunt through our receipts to see what night that happened, as we had a very full on, non stop holiday.... and I am wondering if they had an outdoor security camera at that motel. If so they may have captured it on film.

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July 20, 2010
Ex-Official Says Afghan and Iraq Wars Increased Threats to Britain
By SARAH LYALL

LONDON — The former director general of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had greatly increased the terrorist threat to Britain and that intelligence available before the Iraq war had not been sufficient to justify the invasion of that country.

“Our involvement in Iraq, for want of a better word, radicalized a whole generation of young people — not a whole generation, a few among a generation — who saw our involvement in Iraq, on top of our involvement in Afghanistan, as being an attack on Islam,” said the former official, Baroness Manningham-Buller.

Lady Manningham-Buller, who led MI5, roughly the British equivalent of the F.B.I., from 2002 to 2007, made her remarks in testimony to a panel investigating the events leading to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The panel, led by Sir John Chilcot, has heard from a variety of witnesses, including Sir Richard Dearlove, the former leader of MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The panel is expected to issue a report later this year examining some of the mistakes that were made and making recommendations for future military operations.

Lady Manningham-Buller has said on a number of occasions that Mr. Blair’s government failed to heed MI5’s warning that attacking Saddam Hussein would make Britain more vulnerable to terrorism. But her remarks to the panel on Tuesday were particularly pointed and critical of the decisions leading to the American-led, British-supported invasion.

Answering questions from the panel, she also said that Iraq had presented little threat to Britain before the invasion, and that there had been no reliable evidence linking the government of Saddam Hussein to the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

“There was no credible intelligence to suggest that connection, and that was the judgment, I might say, of the C.I.A.,” she said.

“Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11,” she added, “and I have never seen anything to make me change my mind.”

But, she said, “it was not a judgment that found favor with some parts of the American machine” — namely Donald H. Rumsfeld, the United States secretary of defense at the time.

That “is why Donald Rumsfeld started an alternative intelligence unit in the Pentagon to seek an alternative judgment,” she said.

Lady Manningham-Buller also said that Britain relied on “fragmentary” intelligence before invading Iraq, and that MI5 had not believed that Mr. Hussein was amassing unconventional weapons in Iraq, as the government contended.

The belief that Iraq might use such weapons “wasn’t a concern in either the short term or the medium term to my colleagues and myself,” she said.

Not only was the invasion unnecessary based on what was known about Iraq, Lady Manningham-Buller said, but it diverted attention from the real threat, Al Qaeda.

“By focusing on Iraq, we ceased to focus on the Al Qaeda threat or we reduced the focus on the Al Qaeda threat in Afghanistan,” she said. “I think that was a long-term, major and strategic problem.”

The invasion led to an “almost overwhelming” increase in homegrown terrorism, she said, so much so that MI5 had to have its budget doubled in the following months. And after the invasion, about 70 to 80 Britons traveled to Iraq to join the insurgency, she said, thus creating a threat where there had been none.

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July 20, 2010
House Panel’s NASA Spending Bill Cuts Back Obama Plan
By KENNETH CHANG

An authorization bill put together by a House committee for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration would greatly scale back President Obama’s plans to spur a commercial market for the launching of people into space and would direct the agency to continue developing its own rocket.

The bill from the House Committee on Science and Technology would provide $750 million over five years for the so-called commercial crew initiative — investing in companies to develop a space taxi service for taking astronauts into orbit; that is far less than the $6 billion the Obama administration requested and less than the $1.3 billion over three years that a Senate committee approved in its version of the authorization bill last week. In addition, $500 million of the money in the House bill would be in the form of loans and loan guarantees rather than direct financing.

Douglas O. Stanley, a researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a former NASA manager, said the loan guarantees were “a very interesting and innovative approach” that could make more money available for the companies at less cost to NASA.

The House bill, to be discussed at a committee meeting on Thursday, would leave to NASA the decision of what to build as a government alternative, but it would most likely include the Orion crew capsule and perhaps even the Ares I rocket. The administration would like to cancel the Ares I as part of its efforts to end the current Constellation program, which was to send astronauts back to the moon.

The Senate version did not continue development of the Ares I and called for developing a heavy-lift rocket by the end of 2016; the House bill would slow the heavy-lift development, with completion by 2020.

The House bill does not finance an additional space shuttle flight next year as the Senate bill had called for. By contrast, the House bill adds financing for cutting-edge space technologies, which had been another key component of the Obama space plan but which had been largely eliminated in the Senate bill.

Bretton Alexander, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a trade group, said the draft House bill was “completely unexecutable” and would leave the United States dependent on Russia for transportation to orbit.

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« Reply #183 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 07:58am »

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Forty-ton whale lands on yacht during Cape Town sailing trip
A couple who took a yacht for a quiet sailing trip were stunned when a 40-ton whale crash-landed on their boat off Cape Town.

Published: 11:58PM BST 20 Jul 2010

The pair were enjoying calm seas off the South African coast when the animal flipped into the air and smashed into their mast.

Ralph Mothes, 59, and Paloma Werner, 50, were helpless as the beast thrashed around on their 33ft vessel before slipping back into the water.

Miss Werner said: "It really was quite incredible but very scary. The whale was about the same size as the boat.

"We'd spotted it about 100 metres away and thought that was the end of it. Then suddenly it was right up beside us.

"I assumed it would go underneath the boat but instead it sprang out of the sea. We were very lucky to get through it, as the sheer weight of the thing was huge.

"There were bits of skin and blubber left behind, and the mast was wrecked. It brought down the rigging too.

"Thank goodness the hull was made of steel and not fibreglass or we could have been ruined."

Moments before the animal leapt it had pounded its tail on the surface of the water in a 'lob-tailing' ritual to communicate with other whales.

The shaken couple, who are experienced seafarers with the Cape Town Sailing Academy, used their engine to get back to shore in Table Bay.

Whales are a common sight in the Atlantic Ocean off the Western Cape coast at this time of year as they come near the shore to breed.

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Oakland council OKs plan to set up pot factories
The 5-2 vote came after two hours of testy debate between growers who argued the proposal could destroy their livelihoods and businessmen who said it could turn Oakland into the Silicon Valley of pot.
By John Hoeffel

July 21, 2010

Reporting from Oakland

Oakland's City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that could make it the first city in the state to permit industrial marijuana production, a path-breaking decision that could spur the commercialization of a crop largely grown in hidden gardens.

The plan would authorize four potentially enormous pot factories, but makes no provision for the hundreds of growers who now supply Oakland's four dispensaries, which sold $28 million in marijuana last year. The council, however, promised it would develop a plan for these growers before permits are awarded next year for the four large-scale marijuana operations.

"This is a monumental step forward," said Dale Gieringer, an Oakland resident and the longtime head of California NORML, which backs the legalization of marijuana. "It really means moving into the era of industrial-scale operations and Oakland means to do it big."

The 5-2 vote came after two hours of testy debate between pot growers who argued the proposal could destroy their livelihoods and businessmen who said it could turn Oakland into the Silicon Valley of pot, create jobs and generate new tax revenues. The audience booed, hissed and talked back, causing City Council President Jane Brunner to repeatedly admonish the crowd.

Steve DeAngelo, who runs Harborside Health Center, the city's largest dispensary, led a campaign to urge the council to accommodate these growers in the ordinance.

"These growers are not anonymous miscreants burning down houses and bringing crime to neighborhoods," said DeAngelo, who buys marijuana from more than 400 growers. "They are real people, decent people with families to support."

Jeff Wilcox, a businessman who has presented the most detailed plan for a marijuana factory, warned the council that if it did not act quickly, it would lose the momentum to other cities, such as Berkeley, which plans to ask voters to approve six large-scale commercial operations.

"You've got an issue here," he said. "You're late."

The proposal has ignited a contentious debate in Oakland over whether the city should be in the business of deciding who gets to be a marijuana mogul. The annual permit fee would be $211,000, a high barrier for smaller growers. Many fear that after years of risking federal prosecution, they will be shut out just as Oakland seeks to legitimize pot cultivation.

But Rebecca Kaplan and Larry Reid, the two council members who drafted the proposal, want the city to exert more control over cultivation, including setting up a city staff that would routinely inspect the four operations. They say it could eliminate violent robberies, fires caused by faultily wired grow houses and excessive use of pesticides.

Bringing what has been a secretive and lucrative cash business into the open would also allow Oakland to tax it, potentially adding millions of dollars to its ailing budget. The city, which has led the state in its innovative approach to marijuana, was the first to adopt a pot tax, which is 1.8%, but is considering asking voters to approve a substantial increase.

Oakland keeps a list of people who have expressed interest in the permits. On Tuesday afternoon, Arturo Sanchez, who oversees the city's marijuana regulations, said it had 192 names.

But much of the attention has focused on just a few successful businessmen who have been vocal about their plans and their intent to win permits. They have money, buildings, proposals and ready access to the council members, but only recently became interested in medical marijuana.

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The secrets next door
Tuesday, July 20, 2010; 11:46 PM

In suburbs across the nation, the intelligence community goes about its anonymous business. Its work isn’t seen, but its impact is surely felt.

The brick warehouse is not just a warehouse. Drive through the gate and around back, and there, hidden away, is someone's personal security detail: a fleet of black SUVs that have been armored up to withstand explosions and gunfire.

Along the main street, the signs in the median aren't advertising homes for sale; they're inviting employees with top-secret security clearances to a job fair at Cafe Joe, which is anything but a typical lunch spot.

The new gunmetal-colored office building is really a kind of hotel where businesses can rent eavesdrop-proof rooms.

Even the manhole cover between two low-slung buildings is not just a manhole cover. Surrounded by concrete cylinders, it is an access point to a government cable. "TS/SCI," whispers an official, the abbreviations for "top secret" and "sensitive compartmented information" - and that means few people are allowed to know what information the cable transmits.

All of these places exist just outside Washington in what amounts to the capital of an alternative geography of the United States, one defined by the concentration of top-secret government organizations and the companies that do work for them. This Fort Meade cluster is the largest of a dozen such clusters across the United States that are the nerve centers of Top Secret America and its 854,000 workers.

Other locations include Dulles-Chantilly, Denver-Aurora and Tampa. All of them are under-the-radar versions of traditional military towns: economically dependent on the federal budget and culturally defined by their unique work.

The difference, of course, is that the military is not a secret culture. In the clusters of Top Secret America, a company lanyard attached to a digital smart card is often the only clue to a job location. Work is not discussed. Neither are deployments. Debate about the role of intelligence in protecting the country occurs only when something goes wrong and the government investigates, or when an unauthorized disclosure of classified information turns into news.

The existence of these clusters is so little known that most people don't realize when they're nearing the epicenter of Fort Meade's, even when the GPS on their car dashboard suddenly begins giving incorrect directions, trapping the driver in a series of U-turns, because the government is jamming all nearby signals.

Once this happens, it means that ground zero - the National Security Agency - is close by. But it's not easy to tell where. Trees, walls and a sloping landscape obscure the NSA's presence from most vantage points, and concrete barriers, fortified guard posts and warning signs stop those without authorization from entering the grounds of the largest intelligence agency in the United States.

In our back yards
Many Americans don't realize that top-secret work could be happening right next door.

Beyond all those obstacles loom huge buildings with row after row of opaque, blast-resistant windows, and behind those are an estimated 30,000 people, many of them reading, listening to and analyzing an endless flood of intercepted conversations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From the road, it's impossible to tell how large the NSA has become, even though its buildings occupy 6.3 million square feet - about the size of the Pentagon - and are surrounded by 112 acres of parking spaces. As massive as that might seem, documents indicate that the NSA is only going to get bigger: 10,000 more workers over the next 15 years; $2 billion to pay for just the first phase of expansion; an overall increase in size that will bring its building space throughout the Fort Meade cluster to nearly 14 million square feet.

The NSA headquarters sits on the Fort Meade Army base, which hosts 80 government tenants in all, including several large intelligence organizations.

Together, they inject $10 billion from paychecks and contracts into the region's economy every year - a figure that helps explain the rest of the Fort Meade cluster, which fans out about 10 miles in every direction.

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Just beyond the NSA perimeter, the companies that thrive off the agency and other nearby intelligence organizations begin. In some parts of the cluster, they occupy entire neighborhoods. In others, they make up mile-long business parks connected to the NSA campus by a private roadway guarded by forbidding yellow "Warning" signs.

The largest of these is the National Business Park - 285 tucked-away acres of wide, angular glass towers that go on for blocks. The occupants of these buildings are contractors, and in their more publicly known locations, they purposely understate their presence. But in the National Business Park, a place where only other contractors would have reason to go, their office signs are huge, glowing at night in bright red, yellow and blue: Booz Allen Hamilton, L-3 Communications, CSC, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, SAIC.

More than 250 companies - 13 percent of all the firms in Top Secret America - have a presence in the Fort Meade cluster. Some have multiple offices, such as Northrop Grumman, which has 19, and SAIC, which has 11. In all, there are 681 locations in the Fort Meade cluster where businesses conduct top-secret work.

Inside the locations are employees who must submit to strict, intrusive rules. They take lie-detector tests routinely, sign nondisclosure forms and file lengthy reports whenever they travel overseas. They are coached on how to deal with nosy neighbors and curious friends. Some are trained to assume false identities.

If they drink too much, borrow too much money or socialize with citizens from certain countries, they can lose their security clearances, and a clearance is the passport to a job for life at the NSA and its sister intelligence organizations.

The role of private contractors
As Top Secret America has grown, the government has become more dependent on contractors with matching security clearances.

Chances are they excel at math: To do what it does, the NSA relies on the largest number of mathematicians in the world. It needs linguists and technology experts, as well as cryptologists, known as "crippies." Many know themselves as ISTJ, which stands for "Introverted with Sensing, Thinking and Judging," a basket of personality traits identified on the Myers-Briggs personality test and prevalent in the Fort Meade cluster.

The old joke: "How can you tell the extrovert at NSA? He's the one looking at someone else's shoes."

"These are some of the most brilliant people in the world," said Ken Ulman, executive of Howard County, one of six counties in NSA's geographic sphere of influence. "They demand good schools and a high quality of life."

The schools, indeed, are among the best, and some are adopting a curriculum this fall that will teach students as young as 10 what kind of lifestyle it takes to get a security clearance and what kind of behavior would disqualify them.

Outside one school is the jarring sight of yellow school buses lined up across from a building where personnel from the "Five Eye" allies - the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - share top-secret information about the entire world.

The buses deliver children to neighborhoods that are among the wealthiest in the country; affluence is another attribute of Top Secret America. Six of the 10 richest counties in the United States, according to Census Bureau data, are in these clusters.

Loudoun County, ranked as the wealthiest county in the country, helps supply the workforce of the nearby National Reconnaissance Office headquarters, which manages spy satellites. Fairfax County, the second-wealthiest, is home to the NRO, the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Arlington County, ranked ninth, hosts the Pentagon and major intelligence agencies. Montgomery County, ranked 10th, is home to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. And Howard County, ranked third, is home to 8,000 NSA employees.

"If this were a Chrysler plant, we'd be talking Chrysler in the bowling alley, Chrysler in the council meetings, Chrysler, Chrysler, Chrysler," said Kent Menser, a Defense Department employee helping Howard County adjust to the growth of nearby Fort Meade. "People who are not in the workforce of NSA don't fully appreciate the impact of it on their lives."

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The impact of the NSA and other secretive organizations in this cluster is not just monetary. It shades even the flow of traffic one particular day as a white van pulls out of a parking lot and into midday traffic.

That white van is followed by five others just like it.

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(This article also appears on American Chronicle).

The website of Bigelow Aerospace has been enhanced with a new design and more informative, fascinating features.

BigelowAerospace.com now provides updated information on their "next generation commercial space stations" and the many operational components of the company's past, current and future endeavors.

As the website notes, NASA's Commercial Crew Development program is partnering with a range of private companies to develop the resources to take commercial space travel to the next level in safe, cost-effective and innovative ways.

Bigelow Aerospace is now an integral part of the mix with its expandable space station modules.

The redesigned website provides a comprehensive view of their role in future commercial space activities.

Their relationship with Boeing in the development of the CST-100 capsule is a key part of plans to provide crew and cargo transportation to and from Bigelow's expandable space modules.

A variety of elements involved in Bigelow Aerospace's efforts are explained in the user-friendly and visually exciting new features of BigelowAerospace.com.

Visitors to BigelowAerospace.com will find five main sections at the top of the home page: Station Development, Station Operation, In the News, Company Profile and Careers. Under each of these categories, several subsections provide further fascinating information.

STATION DEVELOPMENT

The Station Development section includes subsections on the history of expandable spacecraft. For readers who think this concept is recent, the website points out the interesting background of the idea.

The website explains that "The concept of utilizing expandable, or, as referred to in the past, 'inflatable' spacecraft and space systems, is not a new idea. The history of inflatable space systems goes back to the very beginning of America' space program." The website traces the history of the expandable space module concept.

The successful launches of Bigelow Aerospace's two prototypes, Genesis I and Genesis II, are also described.

"Launched on July 12, 2006 at the ISC Kosmotras Space and Missile Complex near Yasny, Russia aboard a converted Russian ICBM (the Dnepr), Genesis I became Bigelow Aerospace´s first operational spacecraft and was a tremendous success."

"Genesis II was successfully launched from the Kosmotras Space and Missile Complex ... on June 28, 2007. Like its predecessor, Genesis II is testing and validating the technologies necessary to construct and deploy a full-scale, crewed, commercial orbital space complex. Although externally, Genesis II may look like an exact duplicate of Genesis I, the similarities end there. Genesis II contains numerous systems not flown on its predecessor ..."

And now, the larger and more sophisticated Sundancer and BA 330 modules are in the pipeline.

The website explains that "Bigelow Aerospace's planned first full-scale module is the Sundancer, targeted for launch and orbit in 2014." In addition, "Bigelow Aerospace's first station complex will also include the BA 330 module, which will have almost twice the volume of Sundancer."

Detailed information on the website about Sundancer and the BA 330 include specifics about occupancy, radiation protection, ballistic protection, propulsion, electrical power, avionics, environment control and life support system as well as the windows that will offer amazing views of Earth and space.

STATION OPERATION

Under the website's Station Operation section, readers can learn about the planned construction of orbital complexes, linking several inflatable modules, crew and cargo transportation capsules, and other components.

A video on the website's home page shows how this process would work.

Astronaut training is also explored. "Our space station leases will include training for our clients' designated astronauts. Training will include qualification screening for mental and physical health, acclimation to physical forces including microgravity, operation of space station daily living systems, and mission specific training," the site explains.

Bigelow Aerospace plans for these efforts to be a sound business investment by developing customers who will pay for time in space aboard their stations.

"Bigelow Aerospace's clients will be able to lease the entire station, an entire BA 330 or Sundancer or share space within a module," according to the website.

The site also notes, "We will provide a comprehensive turn-key experience including our clients' transportation and on-orbit needs. Whether you are a sovereign nation developing an astronaut program, a corporation interested in microgravity research, or an individual with a desire to experience space, we can help you achieve your goals."

IN THE NEWS

This section of the website includes recent announcements, print articles and interviews, as well as video interviews from a wide range of national and international media outlets.

More than 300 media articles are listed and linked. These provide a comprehensive overview of media focus and public attention about Bigelow Aerospace's projects.

Recent interviews with Bigelow Aerospace representative Michael Gold bring readers up to date on the latest developments and plans.

Photos in this section include a view of the plant floor where the modules are being constructed. Website visitors can also see a model of the concept of a moon base using Bigelow Aerospace modules.

Quoting from a New York Times article, this section also points out, "Mr. Bigelow has spent about $180 million of his own money so far and has said he is willing to spend up to $320 million more. An expansion of the factory will double the amount of floor space as the company begins the transition from research and development to production."

COMPANY PROFILE

This section of the new website provides a robust overview of Bigelow Aerospace, its activities, vision and the background of founder and President Robert T. Bigelow.

The website states, "With over ten years of research and development, we are dedicated to providing affordable options for spaceflight to national space agencies and corporate clients. In 2006 and 2007, we launched our orbiting prototypes Genesis I and Genesis II, and we are currently working on new-generation spacecraft."

"Using our patented expandable habitats, our plan is to greatly exceed the usable space of the International Space Station at a fraction of the cost."

"Bigelow Aerospace's founder and President, Robert T. Bigelow, is a Las Vegas native who for nearly forty years has operated as a general contractor and developer in the Southwestern United States. Mr. Bigelow's primary activities have been in real estate development, as well as banking and finance," the website says.

"Mr. Bigelow created Bigelow Aerospace with the express purpose of revolutionizing space commerce via the development of affordable, reliable, and robust expandable space habitats."

This section of the website also contains interesting details about the Bigelow Aerospace plant. "Soon after beginning operations, Bigelow Aerospace purchased a 50 acre plot of land in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and initiated construction on a world-class aerospace center."

"Today, Bigelow Aerospace's headquarters contains its primary manufacturing, fabrication, and testing facilities, along with its mission control room, a ground station for communicating with spacecraft, a neutral buoyancy tank where structures have been tested to destruction, and high-bays."

"With a new 265,000 sq. ft. addition now underway, total building size of this facility will be 425,000 sq. ft."

MISSION CONTROL

Readers will want to check out the subsection on the Mission Control Center. "The Bigelow Aerospace Mission Control Center in North Las Vegas, Nevada, monitors and operates the company's spacecraft currently in orbit and will control Bigelow Aerospace's future space facilities."

"Mission controllers sit at various multi-monitor consoles below two large video walls that show telemetry, spacecraft position, orbital pass times and photos returned from the spacecraft," the website notes.

"Data and imagery are transmitted into Mission Control from the two Bigelow Aerospace spacecraft currently orbiting the Earth – Genesis I and Genesis II."

"Communications take place when either spacecraft makes a 'pass´'over any of Bigelow Aerospace's four ground stations – positioned strategically around North America – in Na'alehu, Hawaii, North Pole, Alaska, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and the former site of Loring Air Force Base near Limestone, Maine."

The website also explains that "Unlike NASA's Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, Bigelow Aerospace's Mission Control consists of a small team of engineers with various backgrounds that are each responsible for the broad operation of all systems on each vehicle."

"Each controller is responsible for vehicle command and control, data acquisition, vision/imagery operations, ground station operations, and the development and testing of future Bigelow Aerospace modules, among other duties."

"The Bigelow Aerospace Mission Control Center may be manned at any given time, 24 hours a day, based on the window of time that each spacecraft's orbit brings it within sight of any of the four ground stations."

"As Bigelow Aerospace progresses from operating the unmanned prototype Genesis spacecraft to larger, manned space facilities, Mission Control will transition and grow to include system specific operators providing around-the-clock on-console support."

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on Jul 21st, 2010, 07:48am, Luvey wrote:
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Its the last post in this thread: http://ufocasebook.conforums.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=hauntings&num=1213244862&start=15

I have to hunt through our receipts to see what night that happened, as we had a very full on, non stop holiday.... and I am wondering if they had an outdoor security camera at that motel. If so they may have captured it on film.

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« Reply #189 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 08:28am »

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I sat there just looking around, and then the shadow being came right over the bonnet of the car.... it was pretty big and appeared to also come through the windscreen. I thought that was too close for comfort. I felt no fear, but was concerned as I had no idea what it was apart from it being a shadow being.... or what it wanted, but it was definitely sneaking around before it came to the car.... !! It moved very fast.... I turned and looked at the lobby door and saw my husband coming out and felt relieved....

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Pen that sounds pretty scary.
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« Reply #190 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 08:47am »

on Jul 21st, 2010, 08:28am, WingsofCrystal wrote:
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I sat there just looking around, and then the shadow being came right over the bonnet of the car.... it was pretty big and appeared to also come through the windscreen. I thought that was too close for comfort. I felt no fear, but was concerned as I had no idea what it was apart from it being a shadow being.... or what it wanted, but it was definitely sneaking around before it came to the car.... !! It moved very fast.... I turned and looked at the lobby door and saw my husband coming out and felt relieved....

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Pen that sounds pretty scary.
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I felt no fear, but I have been terrified in the past. One night one was standing beside my bed really close... when I looked at it, it took off at high speed in a jerking type fashion, and then I saw others in my room and I was terrified and hid under the covers. But I was much younger then. I have seen a few since that haven't frightened me.
From my experience there are different types of shadows beings and some seem organized. I would like to know who and what they are.... and what is their purpose here.

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« Reply #191 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 09:58am »

Pen you might enjoy a book by Jason Offutt called "Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us"

He interviewed people that had experiences like yours.

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« Reply #192 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 12:33pm »

on Jul 21st, 2010, 08:47am, Luvey wrote:
From my experience there are different types of shadows beings and some seem organized. I would like to know who and what they are.... and what is their purpose here.

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They might be aliens in a kind of "phased out"-state, being just partly in what we call our dimension, who knows.

This is really a puzzling case IMO. Wonder if any Nordics were involved. wink

Black parents ... white baby

THE stunned black dad of a newborn, WHITE, baby girl declared yesterday — "I'm sure she's my kid ... I just don't know why she's BLONDE."

British Nmachi Ihegboro has amazed genetics experts who say the little girl is NOT an albino.

Dad Ben, 44, a customer services adviser, admitted: "We both just sat there after the birth staring at her."

Mum Angela, 35, of Woolwich, South London, beamed as she said: "She's beautiful - a miracle baby."

Ben told yesterday how he was so shocked when Nmachi was born, he even joked: "Is she MINE?"


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3060907/Black-parents-give-birth-to-white-baby.html#ixzz0uL64vqoP

It's obvious to me that despite the baby's different color of skin the parents are pretty proud of her. And they got any reason to be. Just look at her, what a beauty! smiley

My congrats to the parents!
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« Reply #193 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 3:40pm »

Hey Phil!
What a nice family. You would drop your jaw if you were suddenly handed your new baby and she was white.............er................some mistake?................ shocked
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
UFO Photo to be Analyzed by Uruguayan Air Force

The image of the object was captured during the celebration of the people with the Uruguayan football team...celebrating the team's performance during the World Cup in South Africa.

The author of this picture (who preferred not to reveal his/her name), states that the bus which carried the players during the celebration was going to pass near their work place, so they went out to salute the team and take some photos.

In the same night, when they were downloading the data to the computer, they discovered “a strange black dot” in one of the photos.

The Air Force through the C.R.I.D.O.V.N.I (Receptive and Investigative Commission of UFOs Report) received the image to analyze and report.

Col. Ariel Sánchez said there weren’t any anomalies registered in the sky that day (Tuesday July 13th, 2010) and that planes from the Air force participated in the celebration. However, he said that "there will be a scientific investigation with the professionals in the air force and that the inquiry will give assertive results regarding the origin of the object in question".

He added: “We never rule out the possibility of an UFO, but we also know it could be physic particles or light manifestations”.

full article and photos after the jump

http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2010/07/ufo-photo-to-be-analyzed-by-uruguayan.html

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