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UFO captured? Man says he has proof….


CLANCY, Mont.— For nearly two years Dr. Richard O’Connor has kept two cameras pointed at the sky with the deep hope and belief that something might be out there.

And then, after nearly 280,000 photos captured by motion detection, it happened.

Or maybe not.

But O’Connor’s findings of what he believes are two unidentified flying objects has set off a barrage of email exchanges, some of them angry, in the community of UFO fans and experts.

About noon on Nov. 4, his cameras captured five photos of something flying through the skies of Montana that is hard for some to explain.

“It appears to be a light source,” O’Connor said. “In my opinion, even a hardened skeptic would say ‘Wow, that is what I expect a UFO would look like.’”

But his discovery has sparked some debate, leaving the doctor to find his own photo experts to determine what his cameras may have captured.

The answers to this mystery remain up in the air.

O’Connor comes by his fascination with UFOs honestly. He said that for more than 25 years he was friends with Jesse Marcel Jr., perhaps best known for being a longtime doctor in Helena. O’Connor, now retired, worked as an anesthesiologist at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena.

But Marcel may be even better known for something that happened to him as a child in New Mexico in July 1947.

His father, Maj. Jesse Marcel, was sent by his base commander to investigate the crash of a UFO on a ranch outside of Roswell Army Air Field. He loaded some of the wreckage into his vehicle and drove it home to show Jesse Jr., who was then 10.

They couldn’t make sense of what they were seeing. According to Marcel Jr.’s Sept. 1, 2013, obituary in the Helena Independent Record, The U.S. Army Air Corps issued a press release saying a “flying saucer” was found, but public uproar forced them to retract the statement and say a weather balloon had been found instead.

Those who were at the crash site were then sworn to secrecy. But in the ‘70s Marcel Sr. and his son began speaking about what they had seen, believing the coverup was a grave injustice to the public.

Marcel Jr. had a distinguished career not only as a doctor, but in the military as well. He was 76 when he died.

And after knowing him for nearly a quarter-century, O’Connor deeply believes Marcel saw what he saw as a child.

O’Connor, 60, even set up the Jesse A. Marcel Jr. Library on his rural property and his friend was there for its dedication.

He says he told him, “Your story is important, and to continue to educate the public we should open a library.”

And then he installed two Reconyx Hyperfire PC 900 Trail cameras on the southeast corner of his house with the goal of educating the public about the UFO phenomena. When triggered by motion, the cameras, which are about 30 feet off the ground, shoot 20 photos at approximately 1-second intervals.

He also posted a message on the Internet, giving the latitude and longitude of the cameras in the hopes that aliens would see it.

“Come, let us take your picture,” he said, reasoning that if they had the capability to get here they would also have the ability to find people who are reaching out to them.

The cameras were programmed to take photographs of moving objects. Among the 280,000 photos are a vast array of birds, squirrel tails and treetops dancing in the wind.

And then on Nov. 4, O’Connor says he noticed something.

“Basically what you see is a very symmetrical, smooth and reflective surface that appears to have his own light source,” he said.

Neither the FAA, nor the Air Force nor NASA handle UFO calls anymore, an FAA spokesman said, adding they are referred to National UFO Reporting Center, an organization that investigates UFO sightings and/or alien contacts. It was founded in 1974 by Robert J. Gribble.

The website features listings of UFO sightings by state. For instance, on Nov. 18, someone reported seeing three flashes of green light that lit up the entire sky after a power outage. On Nov. 11 in Great Falls, someone reported seeing a silent triangular object heading east to west before turning smoothly south and going out of sight. Massive in size. On Sept. 26, someone in Great Falls reported seeing a green glowing fireball.

O’Connor, who says he has no knowledge of how to manipulate photos on a computer, forwarded his photos to NUFORC, which were there for a few weeks and then came a query to them from the Tribune.

Peter Davenport, now the head of the NUFORC, forwarded the photos to “a skilled photo-analyst,” requesting that he try to ‘extract’ more information about the object than mere visual inspection would permit.”

NUFORC is a self-funded website that Davenport describes as a “labor of love.”

“I do it so people have a place to call if they see a UFO,” he said.

The first review was heartening.

“Bottom line, I think the images are real, but remain a mystery,” the photo analyst wrote. “I suspect the lights in the first and last photos are sun reflections off of something rather than any propulsion system.”

And higher up in his assessment he wrote: “Thus, I conclude it is a puzzle to solve rather than a fake.”

But another analyst didn’t agree and angered O’Connor by proclaiming the photos “100 percent fake.”

O’Connor expressed his anger in an email to Davenport, saying he would get an unbiased photograph analysis. Davenport also suggests that O’Connor submit his photos to someone whose reputation he trusts.

O’Connor has also offered to take a polygraph.

O’Connor now plans to meet with various experts in photo analysis to get their take on his pictures.

In an earlier interview, O’Connor said, “What you see there is what came off that camera.”

He said his main intention is “to let people know that UFOs are real.  These photographs are proof positive that UFOs are real.”

He added they deserve to be studied in a “well-funded, unbiased scientific study to determine if we are being visited …”

O’Connor recently received an assessment from a photo analysis from another UFO research organization.

This person wrote, “This photo is an interesting one. The colors of the object resembles the surrounding blue sky and clouds. This would naturally occur with highly reflective silver objects. The fact it was 1/20 second frame rules out balloons or other man-made objects. It also indicates the objects decelerated and accelerated and held position for just one frame, as there’s no elongated motion line that would have occurred if the velocity was constant.

“I’m sure some will say it’s one frame of hot pixels; which is impossible for just one frame and a wide selected zone of linear pixels,” the analyst wrote. “Some will say it’s a digital recording artifact; this is not possible because the pixels comprising … the objects are linear with gradient fall off. When all other explanations are ruled out the proverbial ‘flying swamp gas’ explanation is offered, and this is done by those who choose to ignore the laws of physics.”

O’Connor said he understands the skepticism of others.

“They did not have the opportunity in their lives to know Dr. Marcel,” he said, adding that once he knew him and trusted him, his attitude changed.

His said his biggest fear is that the truth will be covered up.

“I am interested in the truth,” he said. “If I am subject to criticism to get to the bottom of this, then I guess it’s part of the deal.”

What’s out there?

To see UFO sightings from Montana reported to the National UFO Reporting Center, go to: http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/ndxlmt.html

To know more

To contact Dr. Richard O’Connor, email richard@cropcirclesresearchfoundation

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Satanist Westboro Protest Could Change Everything…..


WebProNews writer Amanda Crum reported yesterday about the stylized counter-protest staged by Satanist’s against the Westboro Baptist Church. A small group of self-proclaimed Satanists gathered at the gravesite of Westboro leader Fred Phelps’ mother and performed a ritual they refer to as a “pink mass”, a rite that they say means that she is now “turned gay” for all eternity.

Of course, Phelps and his followers can easily dismiss this as ridiculous. They can ignore it. They can use it to fuel even more of their own anti-gay protests. But what they can’t do is stop it from happening again. And this is where a stunt like this could really cost Westboro dearly. Because it strikes a blow at Westboro in a way that few other protests have not been able to do. It takes the battle to them.

Counter-protests to Westboro’s activities are not new. Almost anywhere the group turns up nowadays, they are met with a group of locals that are intent on blunting their effectiveness. This is especially true when Westboro pickets funerals, whether they be of dead soldiers, children, or celebrities. People take the solemnity of a funeral seriously, and they will defend each other’s space and right to have an uninterrupted funeral. Common tactics include forming a cordon around the Westboro protestors to prevent their offensive signs being seen by passing funeral processions or graveside gatherings.
A protest like the Satanists staged at Phelp’s mothers grave goes further than responding directly to Westboro’s presence on a given day. It is retaliatory. And it is as offensive to Westboro members as the activities of Westboro itself are to others. For example, as part of the “pink mass” ceremony, a pair of gay men and a pair of lesbian women kissed over the grave, with photos to commemorate the occasion.
But the coup de grâce came when the officiating member also got a photo laying his penis on the headstone. Now, anytime Phelps visits his mother’s grave, he will know that a Satanist’s penis was there.
This protest takes the fight to the enemy, Inglorious Basterds-style. If other groups come up with innovative ways to do more of the same – like the group that bought a house across from the church and painted it like a gay pride flag – the Westboro folks may suddenly find that this game isn’t fun for them anymore.

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Senate committee passes email privacy legislation….Cops need a warrant…


Over objections from law enforcement officials, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday that would require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before they can review a person’s emails or other electronic communications.
The bill makes it slightly more difficult for the government to access the content of a consumer’s emails and private files from Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other Internet providers. Under the current law, the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a warrant is needed only for emails less than 6 months old.
The committee chairman and the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said digital files on a computer should have the same safeguards as paper files stored in a home. Americans “face even greater threats to their digital privacy, as we witness the explosion of new technologies and the expansion of the government’s surveillance powers,” Leahy said during the committee’s vote on the legislation. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill early next year. A House committee hasn’t yet voted on a similar bill.
Passage of the bill comes just a few weeks after the stunning resignation of David Petraeus as the head of the CIA over an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The case focused the public’s attention on how easy it is for federal agents to access people’s email accounts.
Privacy advocates and civil liberties groups applauded the action, saying the law is outdated in an era of cloud computing, cheaper electronic storage, social networking and wireless phones. Such advances in technology have dramatically increased the amount of stored communications in ways no one anticipated a quarter of a century ago.
“We are very happy that the committee voted that all electronic content like emails, photos and other communications held by companies like Google and Facebook should be protected with a search warrant,” said Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Justice Department and other law enforcement groups had resisted changes to the law.

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No smiling – you’re in New Jersey…….



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A ban on smiling in driver’s license photos in New Jersey is being frowned upon by the state’s voters.
More than six in 10 New Jersey voters – male and female, rich and poor, young and old, Republican and Democrat – think the ban is a bad idea, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
The state Motor Vehicle Commission has been cracking down on people making overly expressive facial expressions, saying some smiles can interfere with facial recognition software used to verify a person’s identity.
Elyse Coffey, a commission spokeswoman told ABC News last month the commission is simply requesting that drivers refrain from smiling “as if you’ve just won $5 million in the lottery”.
Just 17 percent of New Jersey voters agree they should be blocked from showing off their pearly whites.
The survey of 1,405 registered voters was conducted from October 10 to October 14 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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Note to WordPress users….


I tested several browsers for uploading photos to WordPress, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. I found that “Google Chrome” is the fastest and easiest to use….

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Some old gas stations…….


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Pets in photos…some can really ham it up….


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