Friday, January 30, 2015

A Tribute to One of the 20th Century's Greatest Scientist...

Dr. J. Allen Hynek - Brief Biography          
Summary: A brief biography of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the father of scientific ufology.

Dr. J. Allen Hynek (1910-1986)

Dr. Hynek was born in Chicago in 1910. He received bachelor and doctorate of science degrees in physics and astronomy from the University of Chicago in 1931 and 1935 respectively. While working on his doctorate he was a fellow of the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

From 1936 to 1941, Dr. Hynek was an instructor and assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Ohio State University. From 1941 to 1946 he supervised technical reports in applied physics at John Hopkins University. He went back to Ohio State in 1946 to become a full professor in physics and astronomy.

For five years ending in 1960, Dr. Hynek was associate director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Astrophysics Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was head of the optical satellite tracking program. During this period he lectured at Harvard University.

Dr. Hynek became the Chairman of the Astronomy Department and director of the Dearaborn Observatory at the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. His specialty was the chemical composition of he stellar atmosphere. He pressed very hard for Northwestern to procure a modern astronomical telescope in order to spare students extensive travel to do advance research. He retired from teaching in 1973.

His legendary career in the study of UFO phenomena began in 1948 at Ohio State when he was asked by the Air Force to act as astronomical consultant to Project Blue Book - a role he carried out for 20 years. In 1966, after a rash of sightings in Michigan, he went to the area to take charge of the investigation. After interviewing scores of people he ascribed certain sightings to luminous marsh gas rather than something from space. In a wonderful example of irony, the infamous "swamp gas" flap had a major impact on the level of skepticism toward government investigations and prompted many amateurs to become citizen investigators.

In due course Dr. Hynek became disenchanted with the intentions and methodology of the Air Force. When Project Blue Book was closed, he voiced this concern, continued his work privately and eventually founded the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in 1973. By then Dr. Hynek had executed a 180 degree turn in his views on the subject - one of the most famous such reversals in history.

Dr. Hynek wrote several books and published the International UFO Reporter. It was he who formulated the encounter classification scheme made famous in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

A reporter once suggested to him he might be remembered not as an astronomer but as the man who made UFOs respectable. He replied, "I wouldn’t mind. If I can succeed in making the study of UFOs scientifically respectable and do something constructive in it, then I think that would be a real contribution."

He died of a brain tumor on April 27, 1986.

Were it not for the challenging (to the mainstream community) content of the science of this phenomena, Dr. J. Allen Hynek would already be widely recognized as one of the most important scientists of the twentieth century.

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Personal Note: This author heard Dr. Hynek speak at a small gathering in Denver, Colorado just a month or two before he died. He was obviously not well and had difficulty formulating his thoughts. He did not mention his illness and persevered to give a fine presentation of the state of the evidence at that time. He worked up until the last moment because he believed in what he was doing and knew he was right.

I have dedicated this website to him and all the others researchers who refused to be dissuaded from going where others fear to thread. They are collectively the Galileo of our time.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On MLK...

OK. To my friends out here, who doubt the veracity of the  claim that the late Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination was NOT a conspiracy/cover-up, I have gone through the pains of scaring up this video-with the evidence presented. Please take the time to view it & i welcome any feedback/comments from you on the subject. Bon Appetito!
 -Daniel aka Obsidian

Monday, January 19, 2015

Scientific Update!...

Indeed we are just beginning to scratch the surface of scientific discovery!
-Daniel aka Obsidian

Two more planets in our Solar System, say astronomers


Researchers suggest that "at least two" planets lie beyond Pluto
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Researchers suggest that "at least two" planets lie beyond Pluto (AFP Photo/)

Paris (AFP) - The Solar System has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, Spanish and British astronomers say.

The official list of planets in our star system runs to eight, with gas giant Neptune the outermost.
Beyond Neptune, Pluto was relegated to the status of "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union in 2006, although it is still championed by some as the most distant planet from the Sun.

In a study published in the latest issue of the British journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers propose that "at least two" planets lie beyond Pluto. Their calculations are based on the unusual orbital behaviour of very distant space rocks called extreme trans-Neptunian objects, or ETNOs.

In theory, ETNOs should be dispersed in a band some 150 Astronomical Units (AU) from the Sun.
An AU, a measurement of Solar System distance, is the span between Earth and the Sun -- nearly 150 million kilometres (almost 93 million miles).

ETNOs should also be more or less on the same orbital plane as the Solar System planets. But observations of about a dozen ETNOs have suggested a quite different picture, the study says.
If correct, they imply that ETNOs are scattered much more widely, at between 150 and 525 AU, and with an orbital inclination of about 20 degrees.

To explain this anomaly, the study suggests some very large objects -- planets -- must be in the neighbourhood and their gravitational force is bossing the much smaller ETNOs around. "This excess of objects with unexpected orbital parameters makes us believe that some invisible forces are altering the distribution" of the ETNOs, said Carlos de la Fuente Marcos of the Complutense University of Madrid.

"The exact number is uncertain, given that the data we have is limited, but our calculations suggest that there are at least two planets, and probably more, within the confines of our Solar System," the Spanish scientific news agency Sinc quoted him as saying.

"If it is confirmed, our results may be truly revolutionary for astronomy."

So far, there is no direct evidence to substantiate the theory.

Marcos's team, which includes astrophysicists at the University of Cambridge, devised a model based on changes previously observed in the orbit of a comet called 96P/Machholz 1 when it came near Jupiter, the biggest planet in the Solar System.

Based on this model, the movement of the ETNOs was consistent with one planet at nearly 200 AU and another at about 250 AU, they said. Last year, the ALMA advanced telescope, located in Chile's bone-dry Atacama desert, found that planets in other star systems can form hundreds of AU from their sun.

Neptune orbits at an average distance of about 30 AU, and Pluto, which has a highly eccentric orbit, circles the Sun at an average of about 40 AU.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Roseanne Barr Speaks out about Hollywood...

I used to think she was a complete looney. However, after watching this video I have to agree & to say, sometimes it pays to listen to Roseanne Barr, and/or women like her. Check it out!
-Daniel aka Obsidian