TWO British towns have been named by a top travel guide as among the best places on the planet to ‘meet an alien.’Warminster, in south-west England, and Scotland’s Bonnybridge have become hotspots for UFO sightings after a series of bizarre incidents.The country town of Warminster became a paranormal sensation in the 1960s and is placed fifth on the guide by travel experts Wanderlust.In 1965, the south-west community was rocked by reports of mystery noises and unexplained sightings in the night skies.On August 17 of that year, a supposed ‘detonation noise’, shook homes in a housing estate in the Wiltshire town before a "monstrous orange flame was seen in the sky, crackling and hissing", reports the Express.The terrifying incident, known as the ‘Warminster Thing’, transformed the town from a sleepy country community into a world leader in UFO sightings.Bonnybridge, just outside Falkirk, is famed for sightings and is officially twinned with … [Read more...] about Two sleepy UK towns named among the best places on the planet to go UFO spotting – including a Scottish village which is twinned with Roswell
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SHOCKING images show soldiers risk their lives as they oversee nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s...after being told the dangers of radiation last just 90 seconds.Video footage of the Nevada desert blasts shed light on just how little was known about the deadly weapons 60 years ago.Produced as a promotional video for the American military in 1955, the video shows soldiers taking shelter in trenches as the bomb is dropped less than five miles away from them.And just a few minutes after the initial explosion and debris has cleared the soldiers begin marching toward the bomb site, clearly unaware of the risks involved.With the Second World War effectively being ended by an atomic bomb, the post-war period saw an unprecedented arms race between the world’s two new superpowers, the USSR and America.The USSR acquired the bomb in 1949, four years after the Americans, and with tensions building between the two conflicting ideologies of capitalism and communism the question of "who has … [Read more...] about Amazing video of 1950s nuclear bomb tests show soldiers risking radiation poisoning by marching over the blast site moments later
FOR decades the US government remained tight-lipped about this mysterious section of land in the middle of nowhere. The CIA officially acknowledged it in 2013 but its exact use remains secret - but here's what we know about this mysterious place. Deep in the Nevada desert is the highly secretive base known as Area 51. Located 100 miles north of Las Vegas in Nevada, it is classified as a US military installation. The patch of fenced off land, measuring six by ten miles, is tucked between a US Air Force base and an abandoned nuclear testing ground. For years the US government denied it even existed. But in 2013 the CIA officially acknowledged its existence and its location was revealed. Declassified documents reveal it was originally somewhere for the Army Air Corp pilots to practise their aerial gunnery. During the Cold War experimental aircraft and weapons systems were tested here. This included the high altitude U-2 spy plane. Its current use is unknown and remains a … [Read more...] about Where is Area 51, how is it connected to aliens and what are the Roswell UFO conspiracy theories?
A FORMER policeman has alleged he witnessed the Roswell UFO crash in a newly found interview. A fresh witness account has come to light in a new book and footage where a cop claims he was on duty on the night it happened. UFOs TODAY - 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation, and Government Cover-Up, is written by Dr Irena Scott and features the witness account. Along with this, a never-seen-before video interview with the deputy sheriff has also emerged.In her book Dr Scott writes: "This gentleman’s unique testimony will be published here for the first time." In July 1947 Sheriff Jess Slaughter and Deputy Sheriff Charles Fogus were on duty in a patrol car. Suddenly they heard reports of a crashed aircraft on the police radio. In the interview Mr Fogus claims he saw a flying saucer smash into the side of a river bed and that the flying object was "100ft across". Describing the scene, he said: "When we got there, the land was covered with soldiers. They were hauling a big, … [Read more...] about Roswell UFO conspiracy deepens as cop reveals he saw soldiers ‘hauling away creature’ from crash site in never-before-seen interview
HAIR-RAISING footage shows adventure bikers held at gunpoint by guards near the Area 51 site."Aggressive" armed gunmen confront the motorcyclists when they get too close to the infamous military base. YouTubers MacADVentures decided to return after filming a similar incident four months ago."Hey camo dudes - we're back," they said at the start of video.When heading towards the facility in Nevada they point to a valley known ominously as 'sniper hill'.Military personnel with weapons patrol the perimeter of Area 51, with signs warning that security can use "deadly force".The closely-guarded nature of Area 51 adds to the intrigue of a site long associated with UFO conspiracy theories.When the two bikers stop at what's described as Area 51's secret back gate, they are confronted by the 'camo dudes'.Panic sets in when the two guards, dressed in camoflauge, jump from their jeep.They begin to reach for their guns, charging towards the men.One of the guards said: "Put … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment bikers who stumbled onto ‘secret back gate’ of Area 51 are frisked at gunpoint by mystery gunmen in army fatigues
THESE are the mysterious aircraft that many believe hold the answer to one of the world's great alien conspiracies.The unmarked white and red Boeing 737s appear like any other at first sight.Lined up at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, several of the giant jets use their own private terminal.But they are not used by the public and only serve one destination - Area 51.Extra terrestrial theorists believe the top-secret military base - hidden away in the Nevada desert - contains the remains of an alien aircraft that crashed in the 1950s.The area was bought up by the US military in 1955 and its existence was only acknowledged for the first time in 2005.It is believed to be the testing site for top-secret cutting-edge military technology.The jets are run by the United States Air Force and even have their own mysterious call sign - Janet Airlines.Nobody who flies on the planes is allowed to reveal where they are going or what their job is.Operating from a private terminal … [Read more...] about Area 51 mystery as huge unmarked passenger planes are spotted flying from Las Vegas airport to the top secret military base sparking conspiracy theories
EVER since the 1950s, the US government's Area 51 - located deep within the remote Nevada desert - has been the subject of intense conspiracy theories.But now Google Maps has offered a rare glimpse of the mysterious government site - revealing a massive build up of infrastructure at the base over the past 30 years.Satellite imagery recorded annually since 1984 shows a rapid expansion of buildings and runways at the base.This includes the construction of a second runway and what appears to be an extension of the first.Buildings are also being constructed into the side of a nearby mountain - though what they contain remains a mystery.While the existence of Area 51 is common knowledge, for decades the US refused to even acknowledge its existence.The base and the area surrounding it are entirely off-limits for civilians, while the airspace is a no-fly zone.Military personnel with weapons patrol the perimeter of Area 51, with signs warning that security can use "deadly force".The … [Read more...] about Incredible aerial timelapse reveals how the mysterious Area 51 has expanded over the last 30 years
Secrecy has been a central tenet of warfare since Sun Tzu wrote "The Art of War" in the sixth century: "O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands." In the World Wide Web's short history as a conduit and vessel of knowledge, its ability to keep secrets has not been among its strongest qualities. Indeed, the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has famously been hailed for creating more news scoops than the Washington Post has in the past 30 years. But beyond the efforts of those seeking to uncover secrets, military forces have also had to contend with the unwitting efforts of their own members inadvertently giving away classified information online. Status update regret The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) was recently forced to scrap a mission after a soldier posted details about it on his Facebook page, the Jerusalem Post reported in March. The soldier was jailed for 10 … [Read more...] about Loose tweets sink fleets: Soldiering in the Internet era
The Euro 2008 has been a great tournament, but if one believes a warning issued on Tuesday, June 24 by the American embassy in Germany, the upcoming match between the Germans and the Turks could also be hazardous to your health. American diplomats are apparently worried that innocent Yanks could be injured if they blunder into public viewing areas with their guard down. "Because of the high fan interest in this prestigious semi-final elimination game between Germany and Turkey, there exists the possibility that disturbances, including violent disturbances may occur before, during or after the match, which begins at 20:45," wrote the embassy. Diplomats particularly cautioned against public viewing areas in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. "At a minimum, post-game celebrations will likely result in traffic congestion in larger cities," read the embassy statement. "Crowds celebrating previous German and/or Turkish victories have blocked streets and rocked vehicles attempting to pass … [Read more...] about US Embassy To Yanks: Be Wary of Soccer-Crazed Germans
In 2016, 10 new nuclear reactors went online - and two more in the first half of 2017, according to the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report published Tuesday. Six of these new nuclear power plants are based in China, which now ranks third on the list of the "big five" nuclear generating countries after the United States and France. The big five make up 70 percent of the world's nuclear energy, while the US and France account for almost half of global nuclear energy generation. In this time period, only four reactors were shut down. As nuclear reactors continue to go online, the question of what to do with nuclear waste becomes all the more pressing - and still hasn't been answered properly. In September this year, Germany begins the search to find a final storage solution for nuclear waste. A special commission is to scour the country for a suitable geological site to build a deep repository, where it can bury the toxic legacy of decades of nuclear … [Read more...] about Nuclear waste: Where to store it for eternity?