Comet Lulin (pictured in a photo taken by Phil Jones) is making its closest approach to Earth early this morning, high in the southern sky near Saturn. To the naked eye, it will look like a patch of gas, while with a telescope or binoculars the green comet should be more visible. More info, and a gallery of images at Spaceweather.com.
Whether they appear as blimp-like craft or oddly-shaped ships, there is a good chance that many unidentified flying objects are actually government black projects. Popular Mechanics looks at six previously classified government craft that were often mistaken for UFOs.
A blurry photo that appears to show a gigantic snake swimming in Borneo's Baleh river appeared this week in London's Telegraph. Villagers reportedly fear the massive reptile may be a creature of folklore they call Nabau, an ancient, shape-shifting sea serpent. But is the photo authentic? Some are not convinced. SciAm's 60-Second Science Blog provides a critical analysis.Update: According to cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, this photo and story are a hoax. More info here.
UK tabloid The Sun reported yesterday on a Google Earth image (pictured) showing a massive rectangular grid resembling the streets of a city on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The grid lay in an area -- 600 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands -- long thought of as a possible location for the fabled city of Atlantis. Hopes were dashed, however, when a spokeswoman for Google explained the grid-like markings were an 'artifact' of its map making process. More details at Mail Online.
Marie Jones sent us some material to accompany her presentation.
Holly Deyo sent us two graphics for tonight's show. The first shows how natural disasters are escalating worldwide and the second shows where billion dollar disasters have hit in the US.
Below are excerpts from a one hour+ Q & A with Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission, our recent special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat. Members can read/print the full transcript. kp Do you think our new president will finally get the truth to the American people? Richard C. Hoagland If by "truth" you mean "more of a look at what's REALLY going on," he seems to be off to a good start. His Executive Order of his first full day as president -- opening and strengthening FOIA Requests - -is an excellent beginning ... one which could bear some "interesting" fruit VERY soon ... in terms of "what's REALLY been going on."Tex Thanks for joining us Richard. How come not much is said about those small dwarf planets like Ceres that orbit between Mars and Jupiter...are we ever going to send probes to them? Richard C. Hoagland We (well ...NASA) has an unmanned mission -- the Dawn Mission - -currently enroute. It will fly by the two LARGES
Alex Jones sent us two pages of additional resources for this program:States' Rights & Sovereignty and Martial Law.
Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to track the migratory patterns of small songbirds using tiny electronic backpacks. The groundbreaking technique has revealed information previously unknown to the avian research community. Live Science has more on the story.
Argentina continues to be a hotbed of UFO activity. Case in point: At 8:41 PM on January 24, 2009, commuters near Buenos Aires, Argentina stopped their cars to watch a low flying UFO. One witness was able to capture the astonishing event on a video camera equipped with night vision. Check it out at All News Web.
Amateur photographer Jason Erdkamp didn't find a pot of gold, but he was able to snap this photo of the end of a rainbow as he travelled along a highway in Southern California. More details at the Daily Mail.
Check out Ed Grimsley's aerial video footage, captured through night vision.
In an unprecedented incident, two satellites hit each other on Tuesday. A defunct Russian Cosmos satellite and an Iridium communication satellite collided some 490 miles above northern Siberia. So far, more than 500 pieces of space debris have been detected from the collision. View animation/more info.
On Friday morning, east of Wichita, Kansas, a man photographed an unusual aerial object that has been garnering attention. Dirk Vander Ploeg, who originally received the photo at UFO Digest, speculates the object could be a new technology fighter jet. More at the Wichita Eagle.
The deadly toll from Australia's bushfires in the state of Victoria has continued to rise. Being called the largest natural disaster in Australia's history, eyewitnesses have likened the fires to the end of the world. Drought, a scorching heat wave, and arson are factors in the fires, which have affected 1,200 sq. miles. Full coverage at BBC News.
More than 130 fishermen were left stranded Saturday when a giant 8-mile wide slab of ice broke away from Lake Erie's shoreline. The U.S. Coast Guard along with local volunteer firemen organized a massive rescue effort, using helicopters and air boats. One person was found dead in the water. View the ABC News report for more details.
Twin brothers Phil and Mick Cahalane say this photo (pictured) shows their great-grandfather with the ghostly image of St. Teresa of Avila. According to family stories, the "saintly" figure appeared in a photo he took after surviving a terrible storm during a fishing trip. "He started praying because he thought he was going to die. The storm passed and because he thought it was safe, he kept fishing, and that's when he caught most of his fish," Phil Cahalane said. More info and larger photo available from Mt Druitt Standard.
A green comet known as Lulin could soon become visible to the naked eye as it moves closer to Earth. Amateur astronomer Jack Newton took this photo from his backyard observatory. More here.
Clifford Stone sent us several images where he is pictured with luminaries in the Ufology field, as well as documents related to the search for new propulsion systems for interstellar travel. Click here to view.
In Colombia, 10 new species of amphibians have been discovered, including the pictured spiky orange rain frog, and "glass frogs" whose skin is almost transparent. More here.
Two artists, Josh Crockett and Stan Dark, sent us images of angels to accompany tonight's show with Doreen Virtue. Click here to view.
The Thai Scorpion Queen has set a new record, spending 33 days in a glass room with 5,000 poisonous scorpions. Watch a video report from Reuters.
A 12-year-old student from Bucks County, Pennsylvania noticed a blue light shining through his bedroom window, grabbed his Kodak Easy Share camera, and snapped images of the strange object (pictured). The young man said the light was probably 20 miles away and about 50 feet above the rooftops. It also appeared to be stationary, disappeared within 60 seconds, then reappeared an hour later, the student reported. More details and photos at examiner.com.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey say Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano could erupt within days to weeks -- perhaps even hours. The threat level has been raised to orange (the stage just before eruption) due to changes in gas emissions and increased earthquake activity. The Alaska Volcano Observatory is reporting: "Seismic unrest continues at Redoubt and activity is well above normal background levels." Mount Redoubt last erupted nearly 20 years ago, in December 1989 (pictured). Read more at FOXNews.com.
Linda Moulton Howe sent us two images to accompany her reports, including this illustration of a large V-shaped craft.
An exoplanet known as HD 80606b has been discovered to have extreme climate shifts and an unusual orbit. The gas giant orbits at a comfortable distance from its sun, except for a brief period where it veers in extremely close. During this time, temperatures can rise by more than a 1,000 degrees within a six-hour period. More at Space.com.
Mark Moran & Mark Sceurman, pictured in a cartoon by Al Eufrasio, have posted a set of videos on their YouTube channel, Weird US TV, including their Weird Wisconsin Mini-Tour, and visits to the macabre Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, and Mystery Spot in California.
Now relegated to distant memories, early Ufology was fraught with "contactees" who claimed to have met with Earth's "space brothers." UFO Mystic highlights some rare contactee footage from 1955.