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 Parliament’s HR practices are outdated, providing insufficient support for staff or MPs.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
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
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?