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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Films UFO From His Front Yard (Video)

by tap taru  |  in UFO Files at  2:26 PM

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has captured video footage of what he claims was an unidentified flying object (UFO) outside of his Studio City, California home on Monday, July 14. Check out the clip below.

Says Menza: "I was standing in my front yard with my two boys and this is what we saw. [It had] the shape of a triangular object with rounded tips glowing yellow and white. [I am] not sure what it is, but it looked totally awesome."

During a recent appearance on "Rock 'N' SeXXXy UnCensored", the Internet radio show hosted by adult film star Amber LynnMenza spoke about his forthcoming book, which is being written with J. Marshall Craig, best known for his critically acclaimed work as a writer for Eric Burdon's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"THE ROLLING STONES keyboardistChuck Leavell's "Between Rock And A Home Place" and the West Coast hip-hop history"Guilty By Association"Menza said: "My book is about me and my life. It includes all kinds of stuff, from my childhood up until just as of recently. And I'm actually adding another chapter to it, probably, because it's taking so long to finalize everything — legal stuff, the cover artwork, the picture that's gonna be used… we're not really sure yet."

He continued: "I don't know what I can tell you about it. There's a lot of funny things in it. It's all true stuff. There's some government conspiracies and alien coverups and all kinds of stuff in there. Now that I'm into space exploration and research stuff — that's kind of what I'm into right now. I've always been into aliens and stuff like that. We are are the aliens and that's why we're here. All the evolution of everything is from alien technology.

"Before, back in the Stone Ages, like when we were just regular humans, we didn't have brains in us and then the aliens came down and they intervened and they put brains in our heads and now we're all smart and we're starting to figure things out, ascending to the next level and a higher level of conscious awareness and that sort of stuff."

Originally announced as "Megalife"Nick's book will now be titled "Menzalife". He explained: "It got changed just as of recently, because I can't use 'Megalife'; someone's already using that name and it's trademarked. No big deal. It's still the same content inside. It's gonna be for sale at the stores and stuff like that. A publisher is gonna put it out. I don't have a deal as of yet, but the book is really cool."

Menza's first performance was at the age of two on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festivalwhen legendary jazz percussionist Jack DeJohnette (Miles DavisSonny RollinsJoe Henderson) placed Nick on his kit. Thirty years later, he was stepping out on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans every night.

Menza, son of legendary jazz saxophonist Don Menza, was at the top of his game whenMEGADETH started a world tour in support of its album, "Cryptic Writings", but began to suffer knee problems and escalating pain. Doctors diagnosed him with a tumor. Surgery waylaid the drummer briefly, but he was relieved to learn the tumor was benign and was eager to rejoin his bandmates, who had continued their tour with a replacement drummer. But deteriorating relations within the band exploded and Menza was replaced permanently.

Chinese city Yumen Under Quarantine after bubonic plague Black Death

by tap taru  |  in World News at  11:01 AM

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.
The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.
A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.
CCTV said officials were not allowing anyone to leave. The China Daily newspaper said four quarantine sectors had been set up in the city.
"The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," CCTV added. "Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition." No further cases have been reported.
Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection best known for the Black Death, a virulent epidemic that killed tens of millions of people in 14th-century Europe. Primarily an animal illness, it is extremely rare in humans.
The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) says modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague, but that without prompt treatment the disease can cause serious illness or death.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire in Indianapolis

by tap taru  |  in Dogs at  11:00 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire.

Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone and sleeping without his hearing aids when the fire began Wednesday.

"My dog licked my face and woke me up," Lamb said. "I was like, 'Stop it! What? You want to be fed?' I thought he wanted to be fed or go outside."

Ace didn't stop licking Nick until the teen got up, too. That's when he realized the house was full of smoke.

"I couldn't hear anything because I had my cochlear implants off. ... My dog Ace smelled it," Lamb said. "I just wanted to get out."

Without his shoes but with Ace by his side, he covered his nose and mouth with his T-shirt darted out the back door, grabbing one of his implants along the way.

He then called his mother and 911.

Lindsay Bernard, Lamb's mother, credited Ace with saving her son from injury.

"It's amazing, because if he wouldn't have been there, he probably wouldn't have even woke up," Bernard said.

Lamb, who was born deaf, told firefighters that this was the first summer he was old enough to stay home alone and that he had returned from summer camp just three days earlier.

Firefighters found the family's cat, "Pixie," inside the home. She was taken to a vet for smoke inhalation and was expected to recover.

Damage to the home was estimated at $175,000.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NASAs Curiosity Rover Finds huge Iron Meteorite on Mars

by tap taru  |  in Science at  12:21 PM

This rock encountered by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is an iron meteorite called "Lebanon," similar in shape and luster to iron meteorites found on Mars by the previous generation of rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Lebanon is about 2 yards or 2 meters wide (left to right, from this angle). The smaller piece in the foreground is called "Lebanon B." 

This view combines a series of high-resolution circular images taken by the Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) of Curiosity's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument with color and context from rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam). The component images were taken during the 640th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (May 25, 2014). 

The imaging shows angular shaped cavities on the surface of the rock. One possible explanation is that they resulted from preferential erosion along crystalline boundaries within the metal of the rock. Another possibility is that these cavities once contained olivine crystals, which can be found in a rare type of stony-iron meteorites called pallasites, thought to have been formed near the core-mantle boundary within an asteroid. 

Iron meteorites are not rare among meteorites found on Earth, but they are less common than stony meteorites. On Mars, iron meteorites dominate the small number of meteorites that have been found. Part of the explanation could come from the resistance of iron meteorites to erosion processes on Mars. 

ChemCam is one of 10 instruments in Curiosity's science payload. The U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, developed ChemCam in partnership with scientists and engineers funded by the French national space agency (CNES), the University of Toulouse and the French national research agency (CNRS). More information about ChemCam is available at . The rover's MastCam was built by and is operated by Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego. 


French and Japanese scientists say Mount Fuji is at higher risk oferuption

by tap taru  |  in Volcano at  12:20 AM
In 2011 Japan was rocked by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the most powerful in the country’s recorded history, which together with a tsunami killed more than 15,000 people and caused upwards of £20.2 billion ($34.6 billion) in damage.

But it seems the effects of the earthquake are not over yet, as the huge tremor may have disrupted Mount Fuji and placed it in a critical condition.

The result could be an eruption that mimics the last in 1707, which bathed vast swathes of Japan in ash and caused untold damage, at a time when the country was much less populated.

The research was carried out by scientists at the Institute of Earth Sciences in Grenoble, France and the Institute of Global Physics in Paris, working in collaboration with Japanese scientists.

For the first time they observed the response of Japanese volcanoes to seismic waves produced by the Tohoko earthquake of 2011.

Their conclusions, published in Science, reveal how earthquakes can impact volcanoes and should help to assess the risk of massive volcanic eruptions worldwide.

'Our work does not say that the volcano will start erupting, but it does show that it's in a critical state,' Dr Florent Brenguier, lead author of the publication, told The Guardian.

After the giant Tohoku-oki earthquake of 2011, the researchers analysed over 70 terabytes of seismic data from the network. 

For the first time, they showed that the regions where the perturbations of the Earth's crust were the greatest were not those where the shocks were the strongest. 

They were in fact localised under volcanic regions, especially under Mount Fuji.

The reason for this is likely due to fluids trapped under the volcano such as boiling water and liquid magma.

‘Essentially the idea is that before this study we had very few methods to know the state of pressure of the volcano at depth,’ Dr Brenguier tells MailOnline.

‘With this new method, we are able to get insights on how the interior of the volcano, the part between the magma chamber and the surface, is affected.

‘We think that these are important in the preparation of eruption.’

The researchers found a high anomaly beneath the volcano, despite it being 310 miles (500 kilometres) from the epicentre of the 2011 earthquake, suggesting pressure was building.

However, Dr Brenguier adds: ‘It is not possible within our results to know when an eruption will occur or what size it will be.

‘We were just able to map the fact there is an anomaly in the partly pressurised region, so the volcanic risk in that region is higher.'

‘I can’t tell about future eruptions, but what I can say is we are expecting a new earthquake rather close to Mount Fuji.

‘Within 100 kilometres a large earthquake is expected.

‘If there were this large earthquake close, again the risk would be very high of having an eruption.’

The findings were made using 800 seismic sensors and recording fluctuations underground that can map geological disturbances.

The new method thus enabled the scientists to observe the anomalies caused by the perturbations from the earthquake in volcanic regions under pressure. 

Mount Fuji, which exhibits the greatest anomaly, is probably under great pressure, although no eruption has yet followed the Tohoku earthquake.

The last time Mount Fuji erupted was on 16 December 1707, and that eruption was preceded by the violent 8.7-magnitude Hoei earthquake 49 days before.

With regards to the 2011 earthquake on 11 March, it was followed by a 6.4 magnitude quake four days later.  

This confirmed the criticial state of Mounti Fuji to the researchers.

They add, however, that there is no need for evacuation or any other drastic measures in Japan yet, although caution must be taken.

‘All we can say is that Mount Fuji is now in a state of pressure, which means it displays a high potential for eruption,’ Dr Brenguier added to the Guardian. 

‘The risk is clearly higher.’

The ‘critical’ nature of the volcano comes from the state of the magma stored 3.1 miles (five kilometres) beneath the surface in the rock mass.

‘This part of the crust is kind of critical in a sense that perturbation from seismic waves generated by an earthquake will generate quite significantly in the crust,' Dr Brenguier tells MailOnline.

‘It is critical in fracturation of the rock mass below the volcano.

‘This could eventually lead to transport of magma to the surface.

‘We can say that there is a high risk, there is a zone, an area that we image, that shows an anomaly of pressure.
‘There were theories that the magma should be quite pressurised because the last eruption was 300 years ago.

‘For the first time we made a direct observation of this kind of critical stage.

But he adds it is not possible within their results for the researchers to give an exact timescale for when an eruption might occur.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yamal Crater Siberia:World's 'biggest sinkhole' baffles scientists sparking rumourof...

by tap taru  |  in UFO Files at  12:24 PM

Methane explosion? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia's 'End of The World'

  • Enormous crater appears suddenly in part of Russia whose name translates as 'the end of the world'
  • Teams of scientists are rushing east to fathom the cause of this unusual - and rare - geographical occurrence
  • One especially outlandish theory talks about a UFO landing as a possible cause of this colossal chasm in the earth
A mysterious 'gigantic' hole has appeared over a gas-rich area in Siberia labelled the 'end of the world', prompting speculation over its origin.

Helicopter passengers travelling over Yamal, a region known for its devastating events, spotted the crater that is believed to be up to 80 metres wide.

According to engineer Konstantin Nikolaev uploaded the video to YouTube that sparked an investigation into where it came from.

While some speculated with rumours of extraterrestrial involvement, secret entrances to a 'hollow-Earth' and weapon test sites.

“We can definitely say that it is not a meteorite,” said a spokesman for Russia’s Emergencies Ministry.

Scientist Anna Kurchatova, from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre, says the cause of the giant crater may be from global warming.

She says that a mixture of water, salt and gas may have sparked an underground explosion or that a gas pocket may have built up enough pressure to cause an explosion.

Experts from Russia's Centre for the Study of The Arctic and the Cryosphere Institute of the Academy of Sciences have been sent to sample the conditions to determine the nature of the crater.

"A scientific team has been sent to investigate the hole and is due to arrive at the scene on Wednesday,"

Newly Found 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Chhattisgarh,India

by tap taru  |  in UFO Files at  10:46 AM

CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region. 

According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, these paintings have depicted aliens like those shown in Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Located about 130km from Raipur, the caves come under village Chandeli and Gotitola. 

"The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn't have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject," Bhagat told TOI.

There are several beliefs among locals in these villages. While few worship the paintings, others narrate stories they have heard from ancestors about "rohela people" — the small sized ones — who used to land from sky in a round shaped flying object and take away one or two persons of village who never returned. 

"The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Specially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can't refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things," the archaeologist said.

He added that it is a co-incidence that such ancient images appear to have sharp resemblance to UFOs shown in alien movies. "The fan-like antenna and three legs of vehicle's stand clearly show a similarity to UFO type craft," he said. 

Other archaeologists would also be consulted for further verification. 

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