Strange Anomaly Caught While Photographing Moon
MUFON CMS - 12/2009 - Virginia: The date and time are pretty much forgotten, but that information will be in the picture data. I was trying to take a photo of the moon, using a Nikon D60 Gold Edition 10 megapixel camera. As I didn't want to shake or jar the camera, I used the timer button to take the picture so my button pushing wouldn't shake the camera. I had it on manual setting, except for focus, so I had a longer shutter opening than normal. I stood next to the camera as it did its job, watching the sky, the moon, etc. At no time during my time outside did I see anything at all besides the moon in the sky. I had no idea that a strange spot of blue light was in the picture until I came inside and loaded it into my computer. Upon zooming in on the object, it appears as though it is an object of some kind, not a star. Oddly, when the object is magnified, it seems to take on the shape similar to the space ship that was wrecked at the beginning of the movie "Alien". What motions it had are totally unknown, as I did not see the object while it was being photographed, as though it were invisible to the human eye. (There was simply nothing in the sky besides the moon as far as I could see). All the info you require below for the witness agreement can also be found in this section, so I'm not going to waste time filling it out. Either it is something that can be explained or it can't. Either way, you DON'T need this huge volume of information.
Giant Jellyfish in the Mississippi Sky
MUFON CMS - 3/6/2003 - Mississippi: I was awakened by the telephone. It was my mother, a 20 year special ed teacher, calling. She was very upset and wanted me to go outside and see if I could see anything in the sky. I was talking to her as I walked outside and looked around the sky. Looking to the northeast it was unmistakeable. A huge Jellyfish or squid looking object was in the sky. I was immediately scared as I knew it was no flying object manmade. The object was huge. It had 8-10 long tentacles is the best way to describe it. They where waiving back and forth and had lights going up and down them. I would say the object was no more than 5-10 miles high. I went and woke a friend who was staying at my house and we both sat and watched as what appeared to be little craft flying in and out of the largest craft. I was almost brought to tears as I watched and knew that we in fact were not alone. My mother called the sheriff station and was only laughed at. My mother was approx. 4 miles away from me and we talked on the phone as we both witnessed this event. The Jellyfish made no maneuvers other than the tentacles waving back and forth until just before sun up. As the sun rose the lights on the tentacles began to pulsate brighter and the craft slowly faded from sight. That night made me a firm believer in life from outside our planet. It was a very scary event, as well as a life changing event. I have searched intensely on the internet to find a video or picture of what I saw. If you know of such media, please let me know at the email I have provided. Thank you.
Township mob burns 'talking' monkey as witch
guardian - A monkey was pelted with stones, shot at and burned to death in a South African township because residents believed it was linked to witchcraft, an animal welfare agency has said.
A mob chanted "Kill that witch!" as the vervet monkey was put in a bucket, doused with petrol and set on fire, according to witnesses. Children who witnessed the killing last week were said to be traumatised.
One resident, Tebogo Moswetsi, admitted he had captured the monkey as it sought refuge up a tree in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg.
"I was curious to see this monkey that people claimed could talk, and when I saw a group of people chasing after it, I joined them," he told South Africa's Star newspaper. "When it went up the tree, I climbed after it and brought it down because I was curious as I found it unbelievable that a monkey could talk.
"I feel guilty. I shouldn't have taken it down from that tree. I dropped it down after someone poured petrol on it. I had no choice."
Moswetsi added: "Someone struck a match. [The monkey] got out of the bucket and dropped down dead. They continued throwing stones at it."
Cora Bailey, manager of Community Led Animal Welfare (Claw) in South Africa, was alerted by a local resident and arrived at a scene of "sheer criminality".
She said: "We just got there too late. What was incredibly sad is that there were so many little children in the crowd – some of them very traumatised.
"There were youngsters literally laughing in my face. But there were older people who were devastated by it. Everyone was saying sorry. While I was talking, the monkey was burning behind me."
Bailey said there is a "dreadful superstition" about monkeys and witchcraft in some communities, fuelled by ignorance that the animals can become separated from their troops or displaced from their natural habitats.
"We deal with this kind of situation on a very regular basis. We usually manage to do crowd control so the monkey doesn't come to any harm."
Bailey said she was horrified by racist comments that have appeared online in reaction to the incident. "Every time this happens, it's people in the community who call us. Cruelty to animals is not a racial thing. I've worked in townships for 20 years and there are good and bad people in all communities."
Mysterious creature discovered in Sichuan
A mysterious creature was spotted recently in a villager's home in the Dujia Village of Tianhui Town (天回镇度假村).
The young animal, described as looking like a mixture between a dog and a mouse, is covered in gray fur and has a large tail.
A Chengdu Commercial Daily reporter who observed the animal sleeping on the open palm of one of the village residents, described it as "just around 10 cm long. Its pinkish skin is covered in light gray fur, its four limbs are short and stocky, the five toes on each paw all have nails, and its hair-covered tail is longer than half of its body length. And on its head, apart from its two unopened eyes, the most remarkable feature is its pointy and upturned nose."
Wu Kaiquan, who found the animal five or six days ago in his house, said that there were two of the animals, but that the other left the house for the nearby bamboo forest, where it was recaptured. An animal enthusiast who heard about the mysterious creature believes it to be a masked palm civet. Nearby residents recall that two or three years ago, other young masked palm civets were also discovered in the area.
Another of the species was discovered over a year ago in Suining's Daying County.
Tianhui Town is located between Chengdu's north Third Ring Road and High Speed Ring Road. - gochengdoo
E. coli strain is 'scary'
The E. coli outbreak that started in Germany is getting bigger and a lot scarier. Ten countries have reported a total of 1,614 severe cases to the European branch of the World Health Organization as of early June 2. Thousands more have no doubt fallen ill with less severe symptoms. On June 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported two cases (both travelers) in the U.S. of infection with the strain, called EHEC 0104:H4, and is asking state health departments to be on the lookout for more.
It is still the early days in the outbreak but as a science journalist, I have three main questions for which I would really like to find a few answers.
1. Where did this rare EHEC 0104:H4 strain come from? I'm not talking about which country it came from but rather how did it develop? Given how quickly and how widespread the outbreak started, I'm particularly interested to learn if any particular industrial agriculture techniques—like liquid manure spreaders—were involved?
2. Why are adults (and particularly women) being more severely affected than children or the elderly? Perhaps this is just a fluke—for instance, women probably eat more greens than men. Or is there some underlying biological reason—such as an overly robust inflammatory response to the infection called a cytokine storm, as has happened in other toxic E. coli outbreaks?
3. What is the likelihood that this new EHEC 0104:H4 might pick up even more genes that confer resistance to antibiotics? Part of the reason this strain is deadly is because it has picked up the genes to make two different deadly toxins (one that causes bloody diarrhea and the other that attacks the kidneys). And the Robert Koch Institute in Germany has determined that EHEC 00104:H4 strain is also resistant to 14 different antibiotics. Fortunately, it is still susceptible to two of the carbapenem antibiotics (imipenem and meropenem).
I shudder to think what would happen if EHEC 0104:H4 picked up the genes that confer resistance to carbapenems, which are drugs of last resort for gram-negative bacteria such as E. coli. As Maryn McKenna reported in "The Enemy Within" (preview) back in April, carbapenem resistance genes are now proliferating around the world and have already spread to a few strains of E. coli. Given how frequently severe E. coli outbreaks have occurred in recent years, it seems like only a matter of time before we have an E. coli outbreak that is both extremely deadly and completely immune to antibiotics. - scientificamerican
Rats on the a plane
A flight crew checking the cabin of a Qantas plane before takeoff found rats in a compartment holding medical equipment, grounding the plane for more than a day, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Crews did a visual check of the plane Tuesday afternoon and found no more rats or any damage. The rodents had been in a cabinet holding a defibrillator. The plane returned to service Thursday morning.
Passengers had not yet boarded the Sydney-to-Brisbane flight and were instead put on another plane.
A Qantas spokeswoman called the incident "very unusual." She declined to be named, citing policy.
But Scott Connolly of the Transportation Workers Union told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Thursday that members have had concerns about hygiene and sanitation on Qantas flights.
The spokeswoman denied that was the case. "This is a very irregular occurrence," she said.
Qantas, Australia's national carrier, has experienced a series of troubles in recent months, including an engine explosion and forced landings.
Earlier this week, a Qantas flight from Dallas, Texas, to Australia made an unscheduled stop on a Pacific island after pilots feared they might run out of fuel because of strong headwinds. The Qantas spokeswoman said the airline was committed to the route – which is new and one of the world's longest for Boeing 747 jets.
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