News Briefs 26-05-2010

Does Perceval have an alibi for the night the Wilton Windmill crop circle appeared? ;-)

Thanks Greg, Kat, & Claudia.

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We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

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Grail-seeker's picture
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Yeah, my web browser history, but I'm keeping that to myself (not)!

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My cousin Rosie, her family, and neighbors in their rural Illinois cul de sac were terrorized nightly by UFO phenomena for over a week in the summer of 1973. State and county police were called almost nightly and joined the ranks of witnesses.

Let me add, these are among the most solid, steady, hard-working, just-plain decent American citizens you'd ever want to meet, who couldn't even make up the stories they have to tell about their experience because they're just not that imaginative. They were deeply frightened by what they saw and even now are reluctant to talk about everything that happened in 1973, almost in the same way as combat veterans don't like to talk about their war experiences.

I've never seen anything I really could call as a UFO (although I keep looking), but based on conversations with Rosie and her family over the years, I'm firmly convinced the phenomenon truly exists because these witnesses are unimpeachable in my book.

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According to the late John Keel, 1973 was a particularly hot year in UFO activity.

...I was born in 1973, mind you ^_^

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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I can't help but saying that explains a lot :)

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thats the year of weird weather too. We had a cyclone in 73 which created the very big floods of early 74, this is in Brisbane, and a tornado wrecked my high school in 73. That was fun, had to go to another high school for 3 months. Tornado's are very uncommon in Brisbane, actually there uncommon in Australia although they do happen.
I think we had a lot of cyclones in and around that year.
Kathrinn would know for sure.

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As far as I remember (not always reliable!) there were only 2 cyclones in '73 - "Madge" (in March) which crossed the coast at Cooktown but caused considerable flooding in Townsville, and "Una" (in December) which crossed somewhere near Townsville, also causing flooding and about 4 deaths.

The Brisbane floods of '74 were largely caused by a cyclone ("Ted") which actually crossed the NT coast near the Qld border, but travelled south through inland Qld submerging large areas under 30 feet of water. The Brisbane floods were further boosted by Cyclone "Wanda" which crossed the coast near Maryborough in early January dumping further water on an already overloaded south-east.

In the Whitsundays it started raining on December 1 and by Xmas we had had 100 inches of rain - then we had the Wet Season! My father had a friend visiting that Xmas from Scotland who flew back to Brisbane to get his international flight home. He said that all the way south his only view from the plane was a sea of water and occasional little patches of road sticking out that were covered with stranded motorists - quite scary.

All I really remember about late '73 early '74 is that it was bloody wet!!

Regards, Kathrinn

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Rick, you could import him as a friend for Neva! After 6 months in quarantine his fur should have grown back and he may look quite attractive!

Regards, Kathrinn

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Unfortunatly i'm one of those unlucky people who don't remember their dreams.
But I did play Duke Nukem for hours on end in 1995 and all I can remember about that was motion weirdness. You stop playing and you have this feeling of flying even when your just sitting or standing there.
One thing I do have though is very quick reflexs and the abilty to drive joystick machinery very skillfully. etc: hydraulic controls and some of the more modern tractors and excavators.

Games do hone hand eye skills but the old crt was not good for the eyes.

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According to this study, gamers have less scary nightmares. Maybe because the games they get to play nowadays are actually scarier than the worst nightmare they could ever dream on their own! ;)

This is fascinating to me. I think I might have to write something in my blog about it.

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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