STARGAZERS have reportedly witnessed other-worldly activity here on Earth - some even claim to have been abducted. Check out the most thought-provoking reported alien encounters and abductions. Kenneth Arnold & the first flying saucer The term “flyer saucer” originated in 1947 and was the result of a reporter misquoting a pilot who believed he saw a UFO. Kenneth Arnold, the misquoted pilot, said the aircraft he claimed to see had wings. But just six weeks later, the words “flying saucer” were headlining newspapers covering the Roswell Incident, a famous alleged alien spaceship crash. Read More on Aliens HIDE THE BODY Military 'asked for child-size coffins for alien bodies after UFO crash' TRUTH IS OUT THERE Real-life Fox Mulder says Roswell wreck could lift lid on UFO secrets Betty & Barney Hill Both Betty and Barney underwent intense hypnosis trials to try to recall just what happened on the … [Read more...] about Five most mysterious UFO sightings in USA revealed – including the first abduction claim
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As the country faces enormous challenges, our political system has reached breaking point. The Prime Minister has lost the trust of voters and of many Conservative MPs (including me) and Parliament appears to lack the ability, or perhaps even the will, to ensure that MPs abide by codes of behaviour that are taken for granted in every other workplace. Stories of drug-taking and inappropriate behaviour in Parliament are almost commonplace, and we seem incapable of providing protection to young people who want to work in politics from unwelcome and predatory behaviour. The Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme is clearly not working. Parliament’s HR practices are outdated, providing insufficient support for staff or MPs. The Palace of Westminster is unsafe, infested by rats and mice and in desperate need of rewiring and asbestos removing. But we lack the determination to make a decision to rebuild. We have to do better. And, because in our democracy we operate under a party … [Read more...] about The Cabinet should act to solve Britain’s leadership crisis
The contents from the stomach of a 15-foot-long crocodile in Australia may have yielded a gruesome clue about the fate of a man reported missing 13 years ago, it has been reported. Back in July, John Lever, who owned the Koorana Crocodile Farm, in Rockhampton, Queensland, found the creature that he called MJ dead. After its death, which followed several months of it not being able to eat, its stomach was opened up. Lever was left scratching his head when he saw that the stomach contained an orthopedic plate with six stainless steel screws. He told Australia's ABC News in July: "Obviously whatever bone he'd taken in that had had the operation performed on it, had been eaten away by the crocodile's stomach juices and just left the stainless steel plate with the six screws in it." It sparked a probe into whether it was used in the veterinary or medical industries but turned out to be from someone who had had surgery to have a metal plate put in to fix a broken leg bone. Police … [Read more...] about Giant saltwater crocodile found with mysterious surgical plate in stomach, police open missing persons investigation
Published 21 June 2011 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing At least 28 children in India's Bihar state have died in the past week from an unidentified illness, officials say. Officials said that all of the children were between two and eight years. They died in Muzaffarpur town, 80kms (50 miles) from the state capital, Patna. Bihar Health Minister Ashwani Choubey told the BBC that a team of doctors from Delhi is visiting Muzaffarpur on Tuesday to diagnose the disease. Local doctors say the symptoms are similar to Japanese encephalitis. But, they say, an important symptom of Japanese encephalitis is a stiffening of the neck, which is absent from the Bihar cases. On Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that the disease had not been identified yet. "Without identifying the disease how can we say what is killing the children there? The local … [Read more...] about India ‘mystery illness’ kills 28 children in Bihar
Dr Philippa shares tips for preventing hangovers Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Dry January has come to a close, and while many people have taken the opportunity to approach drinking with mindfulness, others may be preparing for a celebratory night on the town with friends. One immediate side-effect of drinking alcohol , however, is the risk of a hangover. Related articles Chlamydia symptoms: The smelly sign signalling the ‘silent’ STI Dementia: A certain way you sleep in middle age increases your risk READ MORE Heart attack: The drink that could trigger a sudden cardiac arrest Hangovers are most often caused by … [Read more...] about Hangover cure myths busted: From coffee to fry-ups – can you really solve a hangover?
In 1893, Henry James complained about the recent publication of Gustave Flaubert’s letters. The French novelist was famous for his stylistic perfectionism. What treachery, then, to publish his casual missives, ones that he hadn’t had time to labor over. To James’s regret, the new collection left Flaubert’s “every weakness exposed, every mystery dispelled, every secret betrayed.” James understood why the book existed. As he wrote, humans possess “an insurmountable desire to know .” When we love someone—a writer, a friend, a mistress—we want to know everything about them; when we hate someone, we want to know everything about them too. This desire applies to more than people: We start a novel and need to know how it ends; we feel a pain in our chest and head over to WebMD to determine its cause. If the desire to know is insurmountable, so too are the consequences. Many books, including ones by James himself, dramatize the dangers of knowledge. (Adam and Eve, meet apple.) Perhaps … [Read more...] about Eight Books in Which Ignorance Is the Point
By Jayne McCormack Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics The Troubles Controversial legislation aimed at ending Troubles legacy prosecutions has passed its stages in the House of Commons, despite ongoing political opposition. The bill offers a conditional amnesty to those accused of killings and other Troubles-related crimes. It will proceed to the House of Lords in the autumn to face further scrutiny. No MPs from Northern Ireland support the bill. Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said the bill would "help families and victims move forward". The Conservative Party's working majority of 73 means it can comfortably pass the legislation without relying on other parties in parliament. On Monday, it passed its third reading by 282 to 217 votes, with Labour, the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), SDLP (Social … [Read more...] about NI Troubles: Legacy bill passes Commons stages
[This story originally aired on February 20.] In July 2020, Daniel Anderl, the son of federal Judge Esther Salas and attorney Mark Anderl, was shot dead by a gunman at the front door of the family's New Jersey home. Daniel Anderl, 20, took a bullet to his chest trying to protect his parents. By the time Judge Salas came to the door, the killer was gone. Her husband, Mark, was wounded. "I have direct evidence that he died heroically, that he had a holy death," says David Oakley, Daniel Anderl's godfather and a family friend. The stranger who came to Judge Salas' door had been holding a package, posing as a deliveryman. Just eight days earlier, a chillingly similar incident took place in California. When attorney Marc Angelucci came to his door to sign for a package, he was also shot dead. "He was just a down-to-earth, at the center of his soul a good-hearted person," Marc's friend, Cassie Jaye, tells CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith. "[Sighs] I was trying to make … [Read more...] about Federal judge whose son was killed in ambush: “My son’s death cannot be in vain”
HUMANS have reportedly damaged one of the best resources for detecting intelligent alien life. Excessive use of radio waves could hinder researchers' ability to listen for aliens sending transmissions our way, reports claim. SETI is the catch-all acronym for the "search for extraterrestrial intelligence". One of the most effective ways to scan for signs of life coming from deep space is by monitoring radio waves. "Messaging by light has a fundamental advantage over radio in that it can, in principle, convey far more bits per second – typically a half-million times as many," SETI researchers wrote in an official statement . But the high demands of the globalized internet have hamstrung research. "Earth is just getting more and more polluted," SETI researcher Dan Werthimer said. Read More on Aliens EYES TO THE SKIES Five most mysterious UFO sightings in USA revealed TAKEN I was abducted by aliens on my way home … [Read more...] about Humans are making huge mistake that could stop us from hearing aliens, experts warn
HORROR ensued in the years following Franklin Delano Floyd's kidnapping of Sharon Marshall. Due to the late Sharon's story becoming front and center of the Netflix documentary, Girl in the Picture, true crime sleuths are curious to know more about where Floyd is now. Who is Franklin Floyd? Born on June 17, 1943, Franklin Floyd is an American criminal from Barnesville, Georgia. On February 19, 1960, he had his first run-in with the law after breaking into and robbing a Sears in California. A year later, police arrested Floyd again for violating his parole stemming from his first offense. In 1962, he was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and child molestation charges. In November 1972, the criminal was arrested another time for attempting to sexually assault a woman at a gas station. On June 11, 1973, a warrant was issued for Floyd's arrest after he went on the run and became a fugitive of the law. When did Floyd kidnap … [Read more...] about Who is Franklin Floyd and where is he now?