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Images: Surprise Ultraviolet Party in the Sky
NASA image

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Published: 1:49 PM 10/11/2013

Original Caption Released with Image:

Galaxies aren't the only objects filling up the view of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. Since its launch in 2003, the space telescope -- originally designed to observe galaxies across the universe in ultraviolet light -- has discovered a festive sky blinking with flaring and erupting stars, as well as streaking asteroids, satellites and space debris.

A group of six streaking objects -- the identities of which remain unknown -- can be seen here flying across the telescope's sight in this sped-up movie.

The two brightest objects appear to perform a sharp turn then travel in the reverse direction.

This illusion is most likely the result of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer overtaking the objects as it orbits around Earth.

Careful inspection reveals four additional faint objects with the same timing and behavior. These faint objects are easiest to see during the retrograde portion of their paths.

Three appear between the two bright sources, and one is above them, near the edge of the field of view.

These bonus objects are being collected in to public catalogues for other astronomers to study.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date: 2005-05-31

Thanks to John Greenewald Jr. for linking me to the information.

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http://www.theblackvault.com/m/events/view/Object-making-turn-while-observing-ultraviolet-lights

Man Says 1973 UFO Incident Turned Life Upside Down
Calvin Parker today
Published: 1:54 PM 10/12/2013

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press

Photo By Gerald Herbert/AP1 - In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 photo, Calvin Parker, Jr., stands in the area where he and fellow Mississippian Charles Hickson were allegedly abducted by aliens on Oct. 11, 1973, on the banks of the Pascagoula River in Pascagoula, MS.

The incident made headlines, sparked UFO sightings nationwide and became one of the most widely examined cases on record.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Charles Hickson never regretted the notoriety that came his way after he told authorities he encountered an unidentified flying object and its occupants 40 years ago on the banks of the Pascagoula River. Until his death in 2011, Hickson told his story to anyone who would listen.

But Calvin Parker Jr., the other man present for one of the most high-profile UFO cases in American history, has never come to terms with what he still says was a visit with gray, crab-clawed creatures from somewhere else. He says the encounter on Oct. 11, 1973, turned his life upside down.

"This is something I really didn't want to happen," Parker told The Associated Press as the 40th anniversary of the encounter approached.

Parker was unnerved by initial crush of unwelcome attention, with newsmen and UFO enthusiasts overrunning Walker Shipyard, where he and Hickson worked. He tried to dodge the spotlight for decades, moving frequently before returning to Mississippi's Gulf Coast in recent years.

The incident made headlines, sparked a wave of UFO sightings nationwide and became one of the most widely examined cases on record. Skeptics ranged from the deputies who first interviewed the men to an author who sought to poke holes in the story, and Parker himself has had conflicting thoughts about whether he was visited by aliens or demons.

Parker, now 58, was 18 when he went fishing with Hickson on a tranquil Thursday night after work.

As they dangled their lines without much luck, the two said a UFO with blue lights swooped down. They told of a zipping noise made by the object.

Hickson, then 42, said three creatures with leathery gray skin and crab-like claws — he thought they were robots — took them by the forearms and levitated them aboard the craft. He said something that looked like a large floating eye appeared to examine him.

Parker says he was conscious but paralyzed.

"They gave a thorough, I mean a thorough, examination to me just like any doctor would," he said.

And then they were back on the shore, where it all began. The UFO was gone and Parker said they tried to collect themselves. Hickson needed three shots of liquor from a bottle in his car to calm his nerves before deciding to report what happened.

At the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, deputies initially suspected both men were drunk. Then-Capt. Glenn Ryder, who still works for the sheriff's office, said he laughed at the report, but met with the men. Parker and Hickson stuck to their story.

After the formal interview, deputies left Hickson and Parker together in a room with a hidden tape recorder, hoping to catch them in a lie.

"Me and the other investigator got up and left to let them talk, to see if they were going to say, 'Well, we got them fooled,' but they didn't," Ryder said. "They were really concerned."

On the tape, Hickson tells Parker, "It scared me to death too, son. You can't get over it in a lifetime. Jesus Christ have mercy."

"I don't know what happened to them," Ryder said. "I wasn't there with them, but I know you don't fake fear, and they were fearful. They were fearful."

The next afternoon, the story was splashed across the front pages of newspapers in Pascagoula and Gulfport. Overnight, Pascagoula became a magnet for news reporters and UFO investigators.

Widespread interest in UFOs began in the 1940s with an incident at Roswell N.M., in which UFO enthusiasts believe the government got its hands on a crashed UFO and alien bodies. The government spent decades denying it.

In the 1960s, interest flared anew with a series of reports, including the purported alien abduction of New Hampshire couple Betty and Barney Hill in 1961. The widespread attention to the Pascagoula encounter set off a new round of reports.

In south Mississippi, hundreds of reports overwhelmed authorities in the two weeks after the Hickson-Parker encounter.

There were hoaxes and humor too. A Long Beach, Miss., taxi driver told police a being with pincers tapped on his window, a story he admitted days later was fake.

A Mobile, Ala., television station said it would record a UFO appearance predicted by a psychic between Mobile and nearby Pascagoula. Roughly 1,000 cars converged on the spot, where nothing happened.

An Ocean Springs alderman proposed an ordinance making it illegal to operate a UFO at more than twice the speed of light on U.S. 90, the coast's main drag. Mayor Tom Stennis voted against the ordinance, joking he didn't want to discourage tourism.

UFO skeptic Philip Klass believed Hickson and Parker's report was a hoax. In his book "UFOs Explained," he noted Hickson changed some details of his story and claimed a polygraph operator whose test Hickson passed wasn't up to the task. Parker later passed a lie detector test himself.

Hickson would go on to appear on talk shows, give lectures and interviews, and self-publish a book in 1983 titled "UFO Contact at Pascagoula." He reported three more encounters in 1974, and said the aliens communicated to him that they were peaceful.

"The only thing he wanted to do was let everybody know we were not alone," said Eddie Hickson, his son. "He didn't care if you believed him or not. If you wanted to listen, by gum, he'd tell you."

"He could never understand why he was chosen," the younger Hickson added. "But he never once told me that he wished it had never happened. Never."

Parker said the intrusions by curiosity seekers have become less frequent over the years, but have never really let up. "You never have any privacy," he said.

Parker married later in 1973 and eventually took oil industry and out-of-state construction jobs to escape the attention.

"By the time you get somewhere and they figure out who you were, I'd just go," he said. "I'd just go find another job somewhere."

Parker attended some UFO conventions, and was once hypnotized by Budd Hopkins, a noted UFO investigator. He briefly tried to capitalize on his story in 1993 by starting a Louisiana company called UFO Investigations where he and partners would produce television segments on the subject.

Parker moved to Moss Point in 2006 and in 2010 suffered a stroke that limited him physically. He's on disability aid now, but sometimes boats by the site of the encounter when he goes fishing. He said that just recently he met a woman at a gas station who already knew who he was.

"I'm always recognized," he said.

There's no historical marker on the river bank noting the encounter, and stores don't sell UFO souvenirs. But local people remember — though often with skepticism and jokes.

For his part, Parker said he's had conflicting thoughts over the years about that night in 1973. At one point, he wasn't even sure the creatures were aliens. They might have been demons, he said.

"I'm a firm believer in God and where there's good, there's bad," Parker said.

Associated Press writer Stacey Plaisance in Pascagoula, Miss., contributed to this story. Jeff Amy reported from Jackson, Miss.

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source & references:

http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Man-says-1973-UFO-incident-turned-life-upside-down-4887091.php

UFOs: A Deer Hunter's Missing Time
UFO Depiction
Published: 6:10 AM 10/11/2013

By Cheryl Costa

New York’s regular deer hunting season opens in a couple of weeks. Continuing our October abduction series, I thought it suitable to share a story about a hunter as the hunted.

In 1972, a resident of Steuben County was out early one morning deer hunting in sub-zero winter weather. He hadn’t seen a buck in days. Oddly enough, he came upon a herd of more than a hundred deer gathered at the base of a hill. He marveled at this sight when something spooked the herd, and abruptly they were off and running.

Suddenly, he was overcome with an odd sense of tiredness, with a dreamy feeling. He kept telling himself to not fall asleep for fear of freezing to death. He remembers a blinding white light. The next thing he was aware of was finding himself sitting on a tree stump trying to sort out how he got there.

It was then that he realized that the sun was setting. He had lost about eight hours. For days afterward, he had a sort of voice or impression in his head that said, “Say nothing, they’ll think you’re crazy.” For years, he questioned what happened to him.

Let take a peek at recent New York UFO sightings.

Sept. 22: At about 11:45 p.m. in East Islip, while stopped facing south on Connetquot Avenue, a motorist and passenger observed four orange lights in the sky flying in a rectangular formation. The objects moved silently from the southwest to the northeast. The observers also report that these objects were flying well below the altitude of the usual local air traffic.

Sept. 28: At about 8 p.m. in Binghamton, a motorist noted a bright stationary object in the sky to the south, near the Pennsylvania border. At first she and her passenger thought it might be an aircraft on approach to the regional airport, but they noted that the object wasn’t moving. It just hung there in the sky until it faded about 10 minutes later.

Sept. 28: At about 9:00 p.m. in Wading River, a Long Island resident, outside for a smoke, saw what he first thought was a bright glowing fireball of a meteor approaching from the northeast. But the object stopped for 15 seconds, became smaller, less illuminated, then turned north and quickly vanished from sight.

Sept. 29: At about 2:30 a.m. in Tonawanda, a resident reported seeing a huge triangular object silently pass over his house. It appeared to be twice the size of a passenger jet. The lights on its underside had an orange glow, then changed to flashing red and white, then stopped altogether. The observer further reports seeing two helicopters fly toward the object, but it quickly disappeared before they could reach it.

Sept. 29: At about 7 p.m. in Catskill, a resident caught sight of a bright light in the sky. Upon closer observation, the resident noted three lights following each other. The formation appeared to be one large bright light with a small light in front of it and a small one following it. All three lights were yellowish.

Sept. 29: At about 9:44 p.m. in Staten Island, in a clear sky, an observer reported seeing fireballs flying in formation in the eastern sky. All of the objects seemed to lose brightness, and each winked out at about the same point in the sky.

Sept. 30: At about 7 p.m. in Poughkeepsie, a resident reported seeing an aircraft being followed by an unidentified flying object; both were heading west. The UFO abruptly stopped and took off to the east at a very high rate of speed and vanished from sight.

Oct. 1: At about 7:20 p.m. in Webster, a guy and his girlfriend witnessed up to 15 orange-red balls streaking across the sky, making no sound as they traveled from the southwest to the northeast. The observers report that as the objects flew overhead, the neighborhood dogs began barking in an uncharacteristic manner.

Oct. 1: At about 8:04 p.m. in Cambria, a motorist and friend returning home witnessed from the roadside six very bright reddish-orange objects in a distinctive equilateral triangle formation. The objects are reported to have descended below the tree line about a mile from the observers. After a few minutes, several of the craft rose above the tree line and headed west rapidly and then faded.

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source & references:

http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/newyork/article-7607-ufos-a-deer-hunterrss-missing-time.html

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Mutilated Sheep Attract Alien Investigators
Charles Stansburge
Published: 6:04 AM 10/10/2013

by Elena Watts

PORT LAVACA - The investigation into how and why 21 sheep were either stolen or mutilated in Calhoun County is taking an interesting turn - the culprits might be from another planet.

Wayne and Karen Daggs, of Port Lavaca, lost their last two barbado sheep. They discovered one missing and another dead Tuesday.

A member of the Mutual UFO Network read about the missing and mutilated animals in an Advocate article that published in the Houston Chronicle.

Charles Stansburge, the organization's section director, traveled Tuesday to the Daggs' property from Rosenberg to investigate.

The organization plans to help the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department however it can. The latest casualty did not have a wound behind its ear, which was found on most of the previously killed sheep.

"I can't think of a reason aside from rituals or malicious mischievousness for the mutilations," said Calhoun County Investigator Bobbie Vickery.

Coyotes and vultures devoured the animal below her neck, so it was impossible to know whether her reproductive organs were removed, a trend discovered in the other dead sheep.

"The coyote might have happened upon the sheep after it was killed," Vickery said.

However, he cannot explain how the coyote entered the fenced property or where the missing sheep went. It is not clear how the sheep were removed, either dead or alive, from the property, he said.

Investigators lack evidence, such as tracks, that anyone has been inside the Daggs' fence, Vickery said. Both surrounding brush and the fence line are free from disruption.

"No one knows the purpose of the mutilations," Stansburge said. "The crime is not solvable."

Stansburge was involved in similar organizations in Colorado and has investigated abductions, UFO sightings and animal mutilations.

Smooth, laser-like incisions, a lack of blood and absence of predator and human tracks are common characteristics of the mutilations that Stansburge has investigated.

Cattle and horses account for the majority of the animals he has seen mutilated. In the early 1990s, a horse was found with nothing but bone above the neck, without a trace of blood, he said.

An examination determined that the horse's entire nervous system had been removed. And the incision around the neck was precise, as if it was made with a laser, he said.

A small bag was found about 50 feet from the horse. Investigators could not open it, but its contents clanged like metal when shaken.

The container opened when an investigator tossed it across a desk at police headquarters. It revealed tools that included a contraption that might have been a laser gun, Stansburge said. The local newspaper covered the strange occurrence, which prompted "men in black" to arrive later the same day, he said.

They asked for the bag before anyone told them it existed, he said.

"The men in black told the police and the newspaper that they had not seen or investigated anything," he said. "They told the paper to recant the story."

Alien races have inhabited or visited the Earth for hundreds of thousands of years, Stansburge said.

Robert Morning Sky, Native American author of "The Terra Papers," retells his grandfather's accounts of saving an alien from a spacecraft that crashed into the earth in a 1947 galactic battle.

The alien showed Sky's grandfather and his buddies the history of Earth on a crystal after they nursed him back to health, Stansburge said.

The beings were fighting to keep inhabited worlds safe from devastation, he said.

"At least five species are protecting our galaxy, and another is on its way," he said. "Some are here to cause havoc, but they are being pushed back."

Fletcher Gray, the senior field investigator for Mutual UFO Network, is expected to arrive in Port Lavaca Wednesday to assist Stansburge with his investigation.

"We're looking at mutilation in general," said Calhoun County Sheriff George Aleman. "The last incident I remember was in the 70s - satanic worship stuff."

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source & references:

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2013/oct/08/barbado_ew_100913_221937/?news

Archived Case of the Week

1974 - Abduction at Medicine Bow National Park
Magazine Story of Higdon Experience
This very interesting case took place in Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming. On October 25, 1974, one Carl Higdon was elk hunting in the northern section of the park.

As he shot his rifle at an elk nearby, a most bizarre thing happened. The bullet traveled in slow motion, as if he had entered another dimension.

It fell some 50 feet away, dropping into the snow covered landscape. He was able to recover the bullet. He felt a strange sensation over his body.

To his utter shock and amazement, he saw a humanoid entity standing nearby. The humanoid was quite tall, at over six feet in height. He was clad in a black jump suit with a wide belt.

The belt was decorated with a six-pointed star and emblem of yellow. With straight hair standing out from his head, he had no eyebrows. He stood bow-legged, with long arms ending with rod-like appendages instead of hands.

The humanoid spoke to Higdon, asking him if he was hungry. The entity threw some pills to him, telling him if he took one, he would not have to eat for 4 days. Higdon normally did not take any type of pills, yet he swallowed one of the offerings immediately.

It was surmised that the entity was smart enough to realize that Higdon may have been hungry, or else he would not have been hunting elk.

Photo of Higdon Bullet Soon, the alien pointed toward Higdon, and the next thing he knew, he was enclosed within a transparent apparatus, with a helmet on. Also present were two more humanoids, and the five elk he was previously stalking.

The elk were in a frozen state.

He was told that the aliens were traveling to their home planet, located some 163,000 light years away. In a flash, they arrived at the distant location.

Higdon described the surrounding landscape as being occupied with buildings like the Seattle space needle, all lit up by a sun of intense power. The brightness of the atmosphere caused Higdon's eyes to water, along with the aliens'. Higdon's next remembrance was being back in Medicine Bow Park.

He says that approximately 2 1/2 hours had elapsed since his encounter with the humanoid had begun.

He was in a hysterical state, cold, and disoriented. For a time, he could not locate his truck, finally finding it some three miles from where he had left it. It had been stuck in a mud hole, and Higdon was unable to free it from the bog by himself. Using his CB radio, he summoned help from the local sheriff, who arrived at midnight.

Additional help arrived to free the stuck truck.

Hidgon was found in a state of panic and nervous exhaustion. He was shouting, "They took my elk!" He was taken for medical care to a local hospital. His blood work showed he had a highly elevated level of vitamins, probably from the pill he had taken.

The most fascinating aspect of his tests was that tuberculosis scars on his lungs were now gone!

Further investigation into the details surrounding the bizarre encounter revealed that Higdon's wife, along with two other people, had seen a red-green-white flashing light moving in the area of the sighting.

The case was investigated by Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming. Also included were Rick Kenyon, and Robert Nantkes, MUFON field investigators, and Frank Bourke, National Star Investigator.

(B J Booth)

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MUFON

Leo Sprinkle

National Star Investigator

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