News was slow today so I made a lot of it up.
- The recording of a Chinese pilot’s UFO encounter above Shanghai 16 years ago has been released to the public for the first time.
- Bruce Maccabee has been asked by New Zealand UFOlogists to study a 1965 photo of a UFO taken on a NZ naval ship.
- Linguistic fingerprints prove all but one of the Majestic Documents are fake.
- Michael Heiser’s novel, The Facade, manages to pack everything from UFOs, metaphysics, ancient texts, alien abduction, HAARP, Nephilim…
- Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare, was brought to a standstill as hundreds observed five orb-shaped UFOs.
- Yet another article misusing the term UFO to mean alien spacecraft, this time dealing with a photograph taken at 37000 feet.
- Deakin University PhD student has pioneered a technique for colouring wool with a special photochromic dye that changes colour when exposed to the sun. My uni, but different campus.
- Scientists at the University of Liverpool have identified two episodes of abrupt climate change that suggest the UK climate is not as stable as previously thought.
- A new study suggests the Tibetan plateau is getting warmer at twice the global average.
- A construction site in Chengdu is the location of a 3000-year-old settlement that has yielded about 6000 elaborate gold artifacts and elephant tusks.
- The rare remains of a prehistoric mastadon have been found in northern Greece, including intact tusks.
- The nonprofit Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance has donated more than 5000 books to Utah history teachers in the belief education will prevent kids from vandalising priceless rockart.
- A nanny from Iceland wonders if she was wise to divulge her belief in fairies to her employers in Surrey, UK.
- The myths, legends and folklore of the wee folk in Cumbria. That’s wee as in faeries, not people urinating.
- If you were lucky enough to experience Faerieworlds last weekend, hope you had fun. If you’re even luckier to be attending the Burning Man Festival next month, I’ll ask you for advice when I go there in 2008.
- Eric Taub is starting an ibogaine center in Barcelona and has asked the Autonomous University of Barcelona to support a study on the hallucinogen.
- An interview with Jay Griffiths, an adventurer who has traveled with Amazon shamans, gypsies and the Inuit. She’s documented her journeys in Wild: An Elemental Journey (Amazon US or UK).
Quote of the Day:
“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!”