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2009-08-17 15:05:10

The British Ministry of Defense released documents Monday detailing hundreds of UFO sightings and extraterrestrial close encounters between 1981 and 1996. The 4,000 pages of documents, separated into 14 files, include sightings reported by police officers and fighter pilots as well as young children, the Daily Mail reported Monday. David Clarke, a UFO expert and Sheffield Hallam University journalism lecturer who has studied the files, said UFO sightings jumped from 117 in 1995 to 609 in 1996...

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2009-08-17 10:25:00

According to files released by the National Archives on Monday, a cluster of UFO sightings over Britain in 1996 could be attributed to public fascination more than extraterrestrial activity. Britain's Ministry of Defense (MoD) documents showed that the 609 UFO sightings in 1996, compared to the 117 in 1995, coincided with the rise of the popular X Files and the release of the Independence Day film. The files, which contain over 4,000 pages through 15 years, indicate that most of the UFO...

2009-08-13 17:06:14

Residents of a small Washington town say mysterious crop circles have appeared in wheat fields for the second time in three years. Locals in Wilbur, a town of 960 people 65 miles west of Spokane, Wash., said the talk of the town has been the latest crop designs, discovered in late July on the Haden family's wheat farm, The Seattle Times reported Thursday. This is the one where they put the spaceship landing pad down, Keith Haden joked while pointing out a portion of the design, which...

2009-08-05 09:06:46

When you feel you are being touched, usually someone or something is physically touching you and you perceive that your "self" is located in the same place as your body. In new research published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, neuroscientists at the Ecole Polytechnique F©d©rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, investigated the relationship between bodily self-consciousness and the way touch stimuli are spatially represented in humans. They found that sensations...

2009-06-10 10:37:00

A Quarterly Celebration of 20th and 21st Century Design NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MODERN Magazine, a new publication that will examine 20th and 21st century design from all angles debuts in June 2009. MODERN explores the myriad styles of vintage and contemporary design--from the sleek and minimal to the bold and biomorphic, celebrating the creative minds whose works changed, and continue to change the way we live. MODERN will serve as a platform for insights and opinions--a forum...

2009-05-28 07:15:00

New user-friendly online venue provides opportunity for collectors to buy, sell and trade for one flat annual fee SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Collectors looking to buy, sell and trade goods online now have a new resource to turn to with the grand debut of the website CollectiBoards.com (http://www.CollectiBoards.com). For just one flat-rate annual fee, collectors who sign up to use CollectiBoards can join in on the online collecting boom -- but avoid the frustration of high...

2009-05-11 14:45:00

A Swedish non-profit dedicated to investigating UFO sightings opened its archives of more than 18,000 reports and pictures to the public. Clas Svahn of UFO Sweden said the group opened its archives in Norrkoping, Sweden, to the general public for only one day Sunday, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. Svahn said about 70 people took advantage of the opened archives. There was a great interest, he said. The UFO group held a series of lectures Saturday in the opening of the archive. One...

2009-03-23 13:13:02

Files from the British Ministry of Defense say a woman claimed to have encountered a man with a Scandinavian-type accent who flew off in a UFO. The newly released files said the Norwich, England, woman told of being completely terrified when she was approached by the man, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency reported. The woman said that while walking her dog she met the man, who wore clothing that resembled a flying suit. She said he told her that crop circles are created by space aliens....

2009-03-18 12:17:42

A British man said photographs he took in London appear to depict four flying saucers in the sky over the city. Derek Burdon, 40, said he was standing on the roof of the 16-story Orion House early in the morning when he took the pictures, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Burdon said he didn't notice anything unusual while he was taking the pictures. We couldn't believe it when we came to look at the photo. I just thought I would take some scenic shots of the London Eye and also Big...

2009-03-12 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacqueline Foreman, host of the popular radio program Your Mental Health Talk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/yourmentalhealth), will be interviewing paranormal author and researcher Leslie Rule, daughter of true crime writer Ann Rule. Ann Rule is a New York Times Bestselling Author many times over. Like her mother, Leslie is also writing novels about the dead--but that is where the similarities end--Ann may write a book about Laci Peterson's...


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Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp
2013-09-16 09:53:35

The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp is a cryptid, believed to inhabit the swamplands of Lee County, South Carolina, as well as the sewers and abandoned subways in the surrounding towns. It is described as a reptilian humanoid around seven feet tall. It is muscular, covered with dark hair and his feet, hands, and face has scaly lizard-like skin. It has three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand. It is considered to be extremely strong and may have a spiked tail. The first...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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