A podcast has been released into the wild…

A new podcast is up and it’s based on “Dimming the View“.

Direct link here http://parapopulous.podomatic.com/entry/2016-04-19T13_12_00-07_00 . And iTunes version here http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/parapopulous-podcast-version/id1037944377?mt=2 ( or just search parapopulous in the iTunes store).

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle )

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Dimming the View

Or, why’d you build there.

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The things NASA’s Kepler sees are breathtaking and often bewildering, and this will likely cover both no matter how it turns out.

So, Kepler has been peeping at star KIC 8462852 for a while now, no it doesn’t seem so exciting with the name but trust me we’ll get here. Over this time between 2009 to 2013, its seeing a significant dimming of almost a quarter.Now this might not be unusual in a forming system but this star system is too old for that and thing is, there’s not too much else that can cause a drop like this. There’s a bunch of optical telescopes trained on it waiting for it to repeat and then the spectrographs will swing into action and analyse things hopefully whittling down what few options we can think of. Oh and the most likely left are a swarm of exocomets or well, the aliens have a megastructure of some sort. Gads, lets hope its not an outlet mall!

Boo,

we’ll be back in a few.

(Photo from NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle with original article at http://www.space.com/30948-dimming-star-alien-megastructure-mystery.html .)

Naughty Aliens

Or, when aliens evict us.

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So I get that Mr Hawking is a terribly smart man and probabilities dictate a few choices based upon them. Frankly I’m not even really doubting the possibility of  hostile aliens.  My issue with his statement that we should be worried about aliens bumping us off for our planet, is wouldn’t it have happened by now. I mean let’s face it unless they were sneak attacked, they should have way better comprehension, knowledge, abilities and technology. There shouldn’t be a natural disaster or pathogen they wouldn’t see coming and be able to deal with. They should have gotten beyond open hostilities based solely on the fact they’ve lived long enough to become so advanced. What on earth (no pun intended) would prompt them to wipe us out, other then us being jerks, if they haven’t done so by now.

I’m frankly tired of scare tactics and fear mongering no matter where or who it comes from. And besides that, who’d want to come visit us anyways? Humanity has tended towards ignorance, violence and aggressive to the point of stupidity towards each other and the planet that’s keeping us alive. Not the kind of vacation I’d want.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from Henrique Alvim Correa with original article on http://www.cnet.com/news/stephen-hawking-says-nomadic-aliens-might-crush-us/ .)

P.S. I still owe you a blog post and you have my promises I haven’t forgotten, just having a tough time starting to feel better.

Deer UFO

So a deer and a ufo walk into a trap cam…..

 

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So according to a report made to MUFON on September 1st of this year, we’ve got more than a deer in a headlights. The trap cam owner in Hahira Georgia got a rather sweet deer and a 6 light flyby on the night of August 31, 2015. The area had been seeing activity but this is the only video capture to my knowledge.

There is the original MUFON report # 70037, which you can search at their site and it will bring up a short report where you can click to read the long report with the original video attached (this will download so visit the original article link below if you’d prefer to just view it). There is a easier format but without the link on UFO Stalker.

So what do we think? Potentially it sure could be birds of some sort, but that’s a hell of a steady line. Doesn’t look like any kind of plane or helicopter, unless it’s a stealth flyer of some sort. I’m going to vote UFO on this one. Why? Let’s just say personal experience.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from altereddimensions.net . With original article at http://altereddimensions.net/2015/huge-lit-six-lights-ufo-hahira-georgia-gamecam-flying-over-deer .)

 

Introducing the podcast!!!

Posts will continue here every Thursday as usual along with a brand new podcast every Monday (starting today)!!!!

The podcast will allow me to ramble on and discuss that particular post in more quirky detail. We’re starting with our first post “all because of a tumblr post”( http://wordpress.com/post/97231325/13/ ) and you’ll find the podcast here http://parapopulous.podomatic.com/ with today’s cast here at http ://parapopulous.podomatic.com/entry/2015-09-07T19_05_40-07_00  . I hope you’ll enjoy both.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( credit to telegraph.co.uk )

Moon with a View

So by now I’m sure you’ve all seen this video of the rare capture of the dark side of the moon by a NASA camera far out in space.

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If you’re like me The reaction is yay how cool and then one of but holy wow does that look photoshopped. I want to believe and I understand that space is not as we see it from earth when you’re actually out there, but boy this looks almost unreal. See with all the imaging cameras and satellites with cam capabilities we’ve floated out into space, shouldn’t one of them have gotten this shot ages ago? I mean don’t get me wrong this is cool as hell, it just looks like something we’d complain about if it’d turned up in a movie.

Maybe it’s a case of unfortunate lighting angles just because it’s space and the sun, and well you can’t just move the light over there to make the shot better. It’s just unfortunate that our first good look at the side we never see looks like something an 8 year old photoshopped in for a school presentation.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo credit to theguardian.com  with original article at http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2015/aug/06/dark-side-moon-nasa-camera-earth-telescope-video )

all because of a tumblr post…

So, I was sitting here today minding my own business when a photo caught my eye in my twitter feed. It was a photograph of a woman on Mars, well another one to be specific, and this thought popped into my head I had to share. So I searched the images and typed a wee thing and shared it on my personal tumblr feeling very happy with the thought. No, I’m not going to link it here because I’d prefer my tumblr to stay as unpublic as possible, but I am going to start off the blog with a slightly better version of it. So, here goes.

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Trick of the eye? Maybe. Okay likely.

If however, like me, you believe in ghost & spirits (or at least the possibility of them) here on Earth then why not elsewhere. Somewhere that may just possibly have had life at one point, if you believe some of what you hear. Somewhere in our solar system so the physics are the same. Somewhere like Mars.

How well could this explain the fact it’s there and then not (other than retouching). Sometimes the vibe is wrong or the timing or energy is off. We have the same problem capturing that photographic evidence here on Earth. If you believe in ghosts & things that go bump in the night, it’s not much of a stretch at all.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

(Photo credit to telegraph.co.uk  with original article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11794864/Shadow-on-Mars-appears-to-be-a-woman.html and photo credit to space.com with original article http://www.space.com/4876-female-figure-mars-rock.html .)