Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bob Zemeckis' Blue Book Lands at History

Dr. Allen Hynek
Dr. Allen Hynek
The History Channel has changed its name to History and teamed-up with A&E to bring audiences Robert Zemeckis' Blue Book series.  Set in the 1950s and '60s, it follows Dr. Allen Hynek and others involved in the USAF's highly secret Operation: Blue Book.  Blue Book, which went by other names in other incarnations, was the first big study of the UFO phenomenon in America.

A speculative, scripted series based on real cases and events, Blue Book is expected to start this season.  Zemeckis is best known for movie classics such as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Villa Park

If you are of the more traditional type, you probably like to shop for musical instruments in person. This is especially true if you intend to make large purchases! Luckily, if you are near Villa Park, there is a great place for you to shop. Be sure to take your time and make your money count, because these are great quality! You can also shop online, if you prefer.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Brief Interruption

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to pause regularly-scheduled posts and regroup. It seems some, if not all, of our files may have been infected by the WannaCry trojan or one similar. There is no doubt that our backups were infected, and we know this to be intentional -- what we do not know is which, how many, or exactly what kind of infection they have.

While we were able to clean-up some files (we hope), we do not want to risk spreading anything, and are afraid to access backups and some accounts due to this.

We'll be back soon.

© The Weirding, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Focusrite 212

Here is another one with which I am unfamiliar. Keep in mind I played percussion, not strings, so it makes sense I would not know a lot of these pedals, amps, cords, and so forth. I have musician friends who still work in the industry, and some even play to this day, but I don't like to bother them with every little question. So here is the focusrite 2i2, check it out at MusiciansFriend.com... and let me know what it is, if you like!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Introductory Space Science, Vol. II - Chapter 33

For decades, many have suspected US involvement in clandestine space programs.  In the early 2000s, a Scottish IT specialist by the name of Gary McKinnon hacked US security, claiming to have discovered definitive proof of just such a thing.  Lending some apparent credence to McKinnon's claims is the existence of Chapter 33 from the Introductory Space Science, VOL II book used to instruct US Air Force officers from 1968 to at least 1970.

In 1970, Chapter 33 of Introductory Space Science, Vol. II was edited to include information from "The Condon Report," or Project Blue Book.  Part of the text reads, "Approximately 6% of the UFO reports collected by Project Blue Book are officially listed as 'unexplained.'"  Project Blue Book was a USAF investigation into UFO sightings from 1947 to 1969 which operated under at least different three names, including "Sign," and "Grudge."

The last sentence of Chapter 33 of Introductory Space Science, Vol. II reads, "The best thing to do is to keep an open and skeptical mind, and not take an extreme position on any side of the question."

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Non-Terrestrial Officers

Gary McKinnon
Gary McKinnon
According to Gary McKinnon, a Scottish IT specialist who hacked US security in the early 2000s, the United States has an army of "Non-Terrestrial Officers" not based on Earth.  Gary McKinnon was indicted for hacking the US government in 2002, facing up to 70 years in a US prison and as much as US$2mn in fines.

McKinnon claims he saw logs detailing ship-to-ship transfers of a "space army" called Non-Terrestrial Officers in internal memos.  He says Building 8 at Johnson Space Center is where NASA regularly airbrushes-out UFOs from images it releases to the public.  McKinnon also claims he saw low-resolution images of cigar-shaped spacecraft without rivets or seams that were clearly "not man-made."  The information he uncovered has been tied to the alleged existence of a US military space program known as "Solar Warden," started in the 1980s.  Neither McKinnon's case, nor the information he claims to have uncovered, drew as much media attention as one would imagine, being largely forgotten today.

Gary McKinnon hacked into numerous US security agencies often tied to UFOlogy and conspiracy theories, including NASA; DARPA; the Army Military District in Washington, DC; and others.  His claims confirmed beliefs regarding the US military's space program that many have held for years, but otherwise fell on deaf ears.  Gary McKinnon's extradition to the United States was blocked in 2012.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dendera Zodiac Color Reconstruction

Dendera Zodiac Color Reconstruction
Dendera Zodiac Color Reconstruction
The Dendera Zodiac appears in the Egyptian Dendera Temple, dedicated to Osiris.  It is also known as the Temple of Hathor.  This is a colorized representation of what the Dendera Zodiac may have looked like in or around 50 BC, when the Temple was believed to have been in use.

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