Thursday, 30 August 2007
Thursday, 9 August 2007
Avon Calling UFOs
By John Higginson
More than 100 people had a close encounter of the X-Files kind when they saw five unexplained flying objects hovering over a town centre.
Dozens of people spilled out of a pub to watch the spectacle - with one likening it to the Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster Independance Day.
The UFOs lit the otherwise clear night's sky above William Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.
Tom Hawkes, 30, took pictures from outside the One Elm pub.
He said "Three had formed a triangular shape and one was to the right. Then another one cam hurtling towards the rest at what looked like a very fast speed. But as it neared them it suddenly slowed and stopped altogether. The objects were there for about half an hour. It was very eerie because they didnt make any sound and they stayed still before moving slowly beyond the horizon. It was the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen and the way in which everyone gathered in the street to watch them reminded me of a scene from Independance Day."
Chef Kern Griffiths, 26, said: "I saw five lights. We all thought they were hot air balloons at first because the glowing spheres looked like a burst of flames. But I couldn't see any outline of the Balloon itself and they were travelling far too fast. They were unlike any aircraft ive seen."
Military chiefs and airports denied responsibility for the lights, which appeared on Saturday.
The article published in the metro on July 25th 2007 slighlty differs to the online version from the 24th July 2007.
Thursday, 2 August 2007
Wednesday, 7 February 2007
James Casbolt and the Brecon Beacons Pt 1.
As a native of the South Wales Valleys, I took great interest a few months back in an article by James Casbolt on July 4th 2006 entitled 'What you need to know for your future'.
The article claimed that a deep underground military base (or D.U.M.B) exists below the Brecon Beacons, as a previous subscriber to the Dulce DUMB I became excited at the prospect of a base closer to home that would be worthy of investigation.
However my initial excitement in the article turned to scepticism when the article went on to state that :-
"The bases are on average the size a medium sized city. Each DUMB base costs between 17 and 26 billion dollars to build which is funded by MI6/CIA drug money. Each underground base employs 10000 to 18000 workers. A nuclear powered drill it used to dig underground. This drill goes through rock at a tremendous rate and literally melts the rock away to form a smooth glass like surface around the edges of the tunnels."I have a few issues with these statements made by Jame Casbolt and they are:
1. In order to build such an underground city would create massive disruption to the local area, and large amounts of materials would be needed. I have yet to find any articles/news stories or evidence which would give credence to this story. In terms of building such a DUMB I find the story unlikely.
2. The employment of lets say 10,000 workers at a DUMB in the Brecon Beacons would create chaos on the roads, namely the A470 which runs from North to South of the Brecon Beacons range. The majority of which is single carriageway. How would James propose that these workers get back and for work? Where do they park? if they were to park underground for arguments sake wouldn't this create a tail back with the many thousands of workers trying to get to work? In terms of logistical people management I find the story to be unlikely.
3. The nuclear powered drill referred to by James is highly unlikely, and I will come back to this in a another post.
"It was here that George showed D photographs of human mutilations they had found near the heavily guarded Breaken beacon DUMB in Wales. These photos were taken at a sealed off area where UFO activity had taken place."
4. James Casbolt refers to the DUMB as heavily guarded, the Brecon Beacons is a national park, and has been for 50 years, where there are 1,852km of public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways and byways) in the Park allowing visitors to explore the area not only on foot but also on horseback or by bicycle. Surely in 50 years on of the many walkers/explorers of the National Park would have stumbled across the heavily guarded base? Again therefore, lack of any evidence leads me to believe this story is unlikely.