Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Russian Sky Weirdness

In context of the previous post about Russia's space agency's talk of shooting an asteroid out of the sky, is this news: Vladimir Putin calls for more weapons to stop America doing 'whatever it wants'
Russia needs more weapons to punch through America’s new missile defence shield, Vladimir Putin said yesterday. . .

Russian Sky Weirdness

Russian sky and space weirdness continues. We've had the Blue Spiral ("failed Russian missile"), pyramid UFOs over the Kremlin, and now this: news from Russia's space agency that it plans to:

knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances of earth impact, even though U.S. scientists say such a scenario is unlikely.

The asteroid is Apophis; 885 foot (give or take I'm sure) object that isn't worrying US scientists much:

NASA had put the chances that Apophis could hit Earth in 2036 as 1-in-45,000. In October, after researchers recalculated the asteroid's path, the agency changed its estimate to 1-in-250,000.
NASA said another close encounter in 2068 will involve a 1-in-330,000 chance of impact.

"It wasn't anything to worry about before. Now it's even less so," said Steve Chesley, an astronomer with the Near Earth Object Program at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Russia sees things differently:

Without mentioning NASA's conclusions, Perminov said that he heard from a scientist that Apophis is getting closer and may hit the planet. "I don't remember exactly, but it seems to me it could hit the Earth by 2032," Perminov said.

"People's lives are at stake. We should pay several hundred million dollars and build a system that would allow us to prevent a collision, rather than sit and wait for it to happen and kill hundreds of thousands of people," Perminov said.

Russia's space agency feels confident they can build what they need to build in time, and successfully complete their mission. But this last statement, by the Institute of Astronomy Director Boris Shustov, is cryptic:

"Apophis is just a symbolic example, there are many other dangerous objects we know little about"

The juicy invitation to speculate that this comment hands us is too interesting to ignore ... UFOs? Disclosure? War? Political posturing? Staged events: religious, alien, etc?
"Apophis" is the Egyptian:

demon serpent of darkness whom Ra, as sun god, destroys every morning at dawn

What we can't do with that fun fact of esoteric imagery! (Remember the recent BVM apparition in Egypt earlier this month.)  In the context of the already mentioned Russian displays, the plans to plan to plan an attack on Apophis, combined with Shustov's comment, we can expect more Fortean and generally weird things to come surrouding Russia.


Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid


Apophis, Enemy of Re

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

San Fransico Sea Lions Mysteriously Vanish

What's happened to the sea lions in San Fransico's Pier 39? They're gone, suddenly, and no one knows how, or why. Sea Lions Mysteriously Disappear From Pier 39

The Bomber's Underwear and a New Year's Celtic Knot

Boing Boing and piglipstick comment on the media's crazy weird obsession with the Nigerian bomber's underwear. Complete with photos; several of them. As Boing Boing comments:
This is the creepiest wide-distribution media image I can remember seeing for many years. What distasteful internet parodies and fetish riffs may yet come?

It surely is creepy, as well as a morbid distraction. piglipstick calls this latest round of distasteful disinfo "security theater." End of year nervousness is kept ramped with stories of strange signs in the skies (BVM, blue spirals, pyramids over the Kremlin), attacks on leaders (red hooded woman attacks Pope, Italy's PM attacked), and shadowy lore surrounding the latest "terrorist" attack on US soil. A well dressed man seems to have facilitated the Nigerian's passage, sans passport, he comes from a wealthy and respected family, the US was warned yet did nothing,his Yemen connections, our Yemen connections,  and it all comes down to exploding underwear.

We're still witnessing the swine flu current, but that's old news. Bigger, faster and more stuff is needed. Jittery, and edging closer to 2012.  New York City's New Year's Eve ball has been redesigned. The ball has close to three hundred Waterford crystal triangles, which have been arranged so they represent a Celtic knot that continues the events theme, which is "Let There Be Courage."

Some 288 of the ball's 2,668 Waterford crystal triangles will be replaced this year with new ones featuring the Celtic knot design. Straus said it evokes the yellow ribbons that welcome home soldiers or red ribbons for AIDS awareness.

"Let There Be Courage?" In the face of what? This barely twilight language theme implies there's much we need courage for. Telling comments from Straus: yellow ribbons, (war) red ribbons (a war of a different kind.)  Setting the stage for something to come...


NYC's New Year's Eve ball gets new crystal; new iPhone app lets revelers make virtual toasts

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Red Hooded Woman Attacks Pope as Part of Global Staging

A strange incident, that seems odder still when juxtaposed with other odd events this holiday season; the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 in particular.

Both incidents served to grab international attention during a time when many of us are vulnerable emotionally and spiritually; we're amped up at this time of year on many levels. Add to this mix international travel; people dependent on the whims and fates of weather, airport security, government, flight arrivals and cancellations. . .

The Pope, during the Christmas Day blessing, was attacked by a young woman in a red hooded sweatshirt. The woman had climbed over a barrier and managed to pull the Pope to the ground; however, the Pope was unharmed. Reports say the woman was mentally unstable. Interesting for the above reasons but also in context of the attack two weeks earlier on the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi's attacker, it's been reported, also has mental problems.

One of the things to emerge from these incidents --  the bombing attempt, the attacks on the Pope and Silvio Berlusconi --  is the reminder from authority of the need for tighter security. Homeland Security was lightening quick in its announcements for newer, stricter security edicts, which have already been put in place. Along with these even more restrictive rules is the urging of Homeland Security for the use of body scanners in airports.

As to the failed bombing attempt by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, there's further support for the sleeper agent scenario: Abdulmutallab told authorities "operatives" in Yeman gave him the explosives. The US attacked Yemen on December 19th.

Whether intentionally planned by the Global Cabal (you know, "Them,") or the Trickster in our face, there are esoteric elements all over these events. Two mentally unstable people, a  woman in her twenties wearing a hood that's red, (Christmas color, blood, sacrifice, wanton woman,) the inept would be airplane bomber from Nigeria, (the Nigerian e-mail spam scams,) Christmas Day, (world peace, love, goodwill to men, religion. . . ) the Pope, (authority, religion, spiritual control, sexual control, Nazis,) the Vatican,(more control and authority infrastructure, hidden treasures and secrets, power, global presence) and Kafka-esqe rules that are, we're  told,to keep us safe, but really serve to humiliate and control.

These incidents seem unconnected and maybe they are; but they all happened on the global stage, during a time of global sharing and unity, and where travel is at its highest on a world wide level. Institutions were attacked: the Pope/Vatican, (and two weeks previously, Italy's PM, another authority) and an airline, directly involving Homeland Security.

Detroit attack: terrorist once again confounds airport security

Christmas assault on pope in St Peter’s

United States Attacks Yemen 

Reposted on my blog  Octopus Confessional

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Now-a-days, all we get is slush"

Jim and I spent a lovely, quiet Christmas day enjoying corny old movies. One of the many movies we watched was Holiday Affair with Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, and Wendell Corey.  Released in 1949, the black and white romantic comedy is about a war widow raising her son, and the two men who both want to marry her.

I thought the following exchange between the two male characters a little startling because of what we're experiecning today with global warming/climate changes.  Meeting each other for the first time, they're both uncomfortable since they're both interested in the same woman and make a clumsy attempt at conversation. In Janet Leigh's apartment, standing in front of the fireplace, they have the following exchange, which isn't verbatim, but close:
Carl Davis/Corey: "They say it's going to be a white Christmas this year."
Steve Mason/Mitchum: "That’ll be nice."
Carl/Corey: "Usually now a days, all we get is slush."
Steve/Mitchum: "Yeah, ten years ago, we had snow all the time."
Carl/Corey: "Now, it's all slush"
Stever /Mithcum: "Yeah. Must be because of the atomic bomb."
Carl/Corey: "Yeah."

That wasn't the exact wording, and I don't remember who said what, but that's the gist of it. It was a bit startling to hear two characters make note of climate changes and the possibility those changes had to do with humanities interference with nature sixty years ago!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Octopi Love: "Poulpe"

Poulpe Pulps is a wonderful resource of vintage cover art with underwater and Octopi type creatures as the theme. This is great news for me, for I share an affinity with things of the deep, especially the octopi realm.

Here's an excerpt from the Poulpe blog's intro:

Welcome to Poulpe Pulps, an OCTOPIA BLOG feature. The octopus, known as poulpe in French, pulpo in Spanish, polip in Hungarian, and polypous in Classical Greek, is pluperfectly the essence of pulp.

Here you will find hard-to-locate images of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure pulp and comic covers featuring the wily octopus, courtesy of your hostess Francesca Myman.

Related posts: Vintage U.F.O., Pulp Jello

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Surreal Juxtaposition: Garden and Gun Magazine

Kym Pokorny, for the Oregonian, makes it clear in her article Mix of gardens and guns is, well, just wrong she isn't against guns, exactly, but finds the combination of guns and gardens bizarre. I concur.
It feels surreal to peruse the magazine's Web site. The "About Us" section says, "Garden & Gun" is a Southern lifestyle magazine that's all about the magic of the new South – the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people, and the ideas. It espouses a strong conservation ethic that grows out of its connection to the land, and it reveals the beauty of the South."

Well, hmmm. I guess the gun part comes with the sporting culture. I can't really see bloody carcasses as part of the beauty of anything, but, then, that's me. And I don't really think they run photos of any dead things.
The mix of stories is weird: a guy in Atlanta who grows 43 different varieties of boxwood; letting your wife choose your "hard-core gun dog" (that's wrong on so many levels); farmers and environmentalists joining forces to bring back the bison; a company that rebuilds shotguns.

More here.

Creepy RFID Chip Ad

The music is soothing, lulling, hypnotic, and the actors are like Stepford Chip People.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Volunteer for Swine Flu Injections!

I don't know if this is happening nationally - - wouldn't be surprised if it is -- but locally (Oregon) nurses and other qualified health personnel are being asked to volunteer their time to give out swine flu injections. (See Need for Needlers, Eugene Register Guard.)

At the same time, we're being told there isn't enough of the vaccine to inject everyone.

But you can buy a swine flu plushie to keep you company until you do get injected.

Also, the swine flu vaccine has been recalled here in Oregon in various places, for various reasons.

And we're being told that the flu is up, it's down, up, down. . . a constant barrage of mixed messages: there's enough vaccine, there isn't, it's safe, it's recalled, etc. The swine flu stream has been continous, though uneven in its degrees of hysteria. The important thing has always been the presence of the message. Now swine flu has settled in comfortably, and we'll see what the New Year brings in terms of new fears, new flues, and new drugs.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fish From Space

The Anomalist featured a link today from the Forgetomori blog: A Fishy "Space Monster." The post is from November, and shares the following:
Mikhail Gershtein, from St. Petersburg, Russia, sent me the “beautiful” alien scan above, from James Moseley’s Saucer News, Vol14 N4, 1967-68.

It’s a “’Space Monster’ allegedly found recently in Russia by a farmer named Vasily Dubichev”. The source for such spectacular story? “The Feb 26 edition of the National Examiner”. Not exactly (or perhaps exactly) where you would expect this kind of news to come from.

The image from Saucer News reminded me of the 2007 story, also from Russia, about an "alien fish" found by Russian fisherman. I wrote about it for UFO Digest in February of 2007: Squeaking Alien Eaten: UFOs and High Strangeness in Rostov, Russia:
According to the account in Pravda, fisherman in Rostov, Russia, caught a strange “shark-looking” creature. Images of the weird creature were taken with a cell phone. Then they ate it. The logic being, in part anyway, that they weren’t “scared” of the creature, so saw no reason not to eat it. It was quite delectable, too, according to one of the fisherman.

In typical Trickster fashion, where odd coincidences and relationships exist in the land of anomalies and UFOs, we find that Rostov, and the surrounding areas, have seen its share of UFOs and strange creatures.

Picture of the "alien" found in Russia

Rostov, Russia has its share of UFO sightings and related events, going back decades. (Rostov is in the North Caucasus region, and borders the Vorenezh region, also Ukraine.) Any internet search will turn up lots of interesting cases. Undoubtedly many of the UFOs seen were, and are, military objects from within Russia as well as outside the country. But overall, there are a high number of UFO cases that occurred in the Rostov region. A random and short sampling:
Liudmila Goryacheva filmed a UFO in Rostov; the sighting was picked up by the Rostov and Moscow news agencies. The sightings continued for a month.(Flier’s Files)

But probably the most well known case is the September 27, 1989 Voronezh, Russia entity and UFO sighting. Several children saw a nine foot, three eyed-entity, accompanied by a robotic being of some kind. The UFO landed just outside the city of Voronezh, and, like something from The Day the Earth Stood Still, the alien shot a weapon at one of the witnesses. This incident is problematic in many ways, but it is clear something very weird and highly unusual happened. In some ways it reminds me of Marian apparitions, witnessed by children, with accompanying high strangeness.
Following the bad vintage monster movie theme, I found the monster from the 1958 movie It Conquered the World similar to the Russian alien fish.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Killer Carp and anti-Semitism

I found the juxtaposition of the following two links bizarre;  Killer Carp - A Fish Experiment Gone Wrong, informs us that, killer carp -- some are escapees from fish farms, some imported from Asia --  are attacking people in Chicago and the Great Lakes and other areas.  Electric fences have been erected, the Coast Guard is on alert, and people are fearful that catfish and these monster carp will breed and eat the children.  Okay, we've had our fun, so we scroll to the bottom of the page and find this link: True cannibals: The Feast of Children which informs us that Jews drink the blood of children and other paranoid racist nonsense. It's so over the top the latter has to be a joke as well but then again, the link was found on, a site known for racist and paranoid rants.