Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CONTACT in the DESERT | UFO Conference at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Okay, this will be coming up. Who knows, I might be able to attend!CONTACT in the DESERT | UFO Conference at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Three day metro-wide disaster drill will simulate bioterrorism attack | OregonLive.com

Portland, Oregon's terror drill starts today:Three day metro-wide disaster drill will simulate bioterrorism attack | OregonLive.com
"The purpose of the exercise is to test the region’s ability to respond to a complex public health incident affecting multiple agencies across several political boundaries. The exercise will address policy, plans and operations related to bioterrorism incident mobilization and response.

The imagined scenarios will play out at seven main locations, organizers said, on Wednesday and Thursday; Tuesday is reserved for planning and set-up.

But please note: These events are not designed to be visible to the public, but will be open for media coverage."

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The History Blog:'Tesla Wardenclyffe laboratory bought for museum'

Wardenclyffe Tower 1904
The History Blog: Tesla Wardenclyffe laboratory bought for museum

The above story linked to is from April. What a close call; that almost 16 acres were sold to a developer with  no sense of history or ethics who had planned to raze the whole thing. Thankfully, it did not happen. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Anne's Diary | What My Life is Like Now | unknowncountry

As some of you may know, Anne Strieber had an aneurysm and has endured operations and has been writing about the process, her recovery, on her site. Blessings and healing thoughts to Anne and Whitley and their family.
Anne's Diary | What My Life is Like Now | unknowncountry: have finally had the staples taken out of my head. (Staples are the new version of stitches.) So I no longer feel like I’m sleeping on a handful of safety pins. I still can see very little in my left peripheral field of vision, but I have added a new ingredient to the mix: hallucinations. I will be lying in bed, when all of a sudden I will “see” a row of people stand up to attention, as if they are having a meeting in some military context.

Of course, this is not really happening, but it looks to me as if it is, and it’s so convincing that for a moment I buy into it each time. Many of the hallucinations feature small people who seem very real, and leave me wondering just exactly what is going on. Are they the origins of fairy lore? Am I hallucinating, or seeing real things in another world? My guess is that it’s hallucinations. The doctors are familiar with this as a sequel to the surgery I had, and expect that it will fade away in time. In the meantime I can take medication that will make them go away, or at least bother me less.

Tarotize: The 'Time Out' Tarot Tool

I like this layout from Lisa Frideborg Lloyd using Doreen Virtue's Angel Tarot: Tarotize: The 'Time Out' Tarot Tool, from her blog:
"This Tarot spread is a spread you can do any time your Guardian Angel taps your shoulder and says, 'Hey, take a Time Out and get your head straight before you act.' Any time you feel in overwhelm emotionally or at risk of getting pulled into someone else's drama, the voice of fear drowns out the voice of reason. The trick is to become very still and listen - The Tarot can help us do this."

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Alfred Lehmberg: ...Between The Stars...

Alfred's newest for UFO Magazine's blog:
UFO Magazine - UFO Magazine Blog - ...Between The Stars...: I think there's more than they'd let on. I think their thoughts... "impounded." I'd think that they're not living UP... ...to what they have propounded! I think they're NOT impartial. I think they're falsely proud. I think they have forgotten what the ancients proved out LOUD!
Pyramids and monuments aligned with unseen stars—the knowledge of ones solar system—what planets were and are! That there was "one grand asteroid belt" and other planets where: the colors were acknowledged blue and green, but twins, so paired.*

Friday, May 10, 2013

Deviant Moon and Healing with Angels Oracles

I'm not the only one who has used both decks in the same reading!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

UFO Fest at McMinnville Press Release


14th Annual UFO Festival Lands May 17-18 at McMenamins Hotel Oregon
A former administrator of the British Ministry of Defence’s UFO Project, an Area 51 researcher, a multiple-abductee experiencer and an X Files investigator will speak at the 2013 festival
McMINNVILLE, OR: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - McMenamins’ 14th Annual UFO Festival is Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, hosted by McMenamins Hotel Oregon (3130 NE Evans St., [503] 472-8427 or [888] 472-8427). Skeptics and believers alike are invited to events happening throughout the weekend – four expert speakers, an alien costume parade, an alien pet costume contest, live bands, a fun run, a specially brewed Alienator Ale and more. The event began as a way to commemorate the 1950 Trent UFO sighting in which two McMinnville citizens witnessed and photographed an unknown craft hovering in the sky, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date. More than 5,000 visitors convened in downtown McMinnville for the 2012 festival and parade.

Most events are free and all ages are welcome.
Speaker events: $10 per person advance, $15 day of event, available online and at the door (2-day pass also available for $25 per person in advance or $35 day of event)
All events requiring tickets will be held at the McMinnville Community Center (600 NE Evans St.), two blocks from McMenamins Hotel Oregon. Tickets are available in advance at ufofest.com
*** WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 ***
Pre-Festival Special Event: UFO History Pub
How did the second-largest UFO festival in the United States start in McMinnville? To answer this question, we’ve just added a pre-festival talk by McMenamins Historian Tim Hills at Hotel Oregon at 7 p.m. This presentation will cover the famed story of the local Trent family UFO photos, taken nearby and sparking longtime worldwide interest in phenomena that occurred here.
*** FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 ***
McMinnville Downtown Association presents: "Landing Party"
• Vendor booths on Davis (3rd to 4th) and in the US Bank plaza, 3 -8 p.m.
• Alien drumming jam
• Stage and beer garden in the US Bank Plaza
• Dance and art demonstrations
• Jake Blair Band: 7 -9 p.m.

UFO Speaker: Nick Pope, former administrator/investigator of the British Ministry of Defense's UFO Project
Doors at 6 p.m.; event at 7 p.m. • McMinnville Community Center
Come and hear the secrets of the British Government's UFO project from the man who ran it. Dubbed "the real Fox Mulder" by media, Nick Pope will talk about the history of the UK Ministry of Defense's UFO research program, as well as discussing some of the most bizarre cases in the files, with his talk entitled, “The Real Live X-Files.” Pope will also talk about the ongoing program to declassify and release the entire archive of the UK's UFO files. Finally, he'll give an update on recent UFO stories, including the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure in Washington D.C., where he joined numerous other experts in testifying before a group of former congressional representatives.
Pope is a former employee of the UK Ministry of Defense, and had a 21-year government career. He’s now a journalist and broadcaster, recognized as a leading authority on topics such as space, fringe science, defense and intelligence.
McMinnville UFO Festival Video Contest
3 p.m. 'til 7 p.m. • 3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater • Loop of all entries

Live music from Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rocket Patrol • Spaced out rock

7 p.m. • Cellar Bar at Hotel Oregon • 21 & over

Live music from The Outer Space Heaters • Surf space rock
8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. • Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon

Movie in the Tent: Mystery Science Theater 3000
8 p.m. doors; 9 p.m. film• Tent on N.E. Evans St. at Hotel Oregon

“Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis” live radio broadcast
7 p.m. ’til 12 midnight • Paragon Room at Hotel Oregon

*** SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 ***

Vendor Booths
9 a.m. 'til 5 p.m. • Evans St.
10 a.m. 'til 8 p.m. • Davis St. and in the US Bank Plaza

UFO Speakers George Knapp & Jim Sparks
Doors at 9 a.m.; event at 10 a.m. • McMinnville Community Center
George Knapp, Area 51 researcher and Coast-to-Coast Radio guest host (first of two speakers)
Knapp is a two-time Peabody Award winner as well as a 19-time Emmy Award-winning journalist whose reporting on Nevada's infamous Area 51 military base was selected by UPI as Best Individual Achievement by a Reporter (1989).
Jim Sparks, "The Greys: Their Nature and Purpose" (second of two speakers)
Sparks is author of The Keepers, and a lecturer and expert in the abduction phenomena. His abductions began in 1988. Initially an unwilling abductee, his experiences transformed once he began to understand he was encountering intelligent advanced beings from other worlds.

McMinnville UFO Festival Video Contest

Noon • 3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater • Single showing of all entries
New This Year: UFO Fun Run
1 p.m. • Meet at Third & Irvine at 12:30 p.m. to participate • Free; all ages welcome
Add athletic shoes to your alien costume this year, and join in this non-competitive UFO Fun Run, which is a .8-mile jaunt around the parade route.
UFO Costume Parade
2 p.m. • Third St.
The UFO Costume Parade is a dazzling highlight of the festival, with characters ranging from Darth Vader to acrobatic aliens marching through the McMinnville streets.  
Third Street Dance! Featuring Garcia Birthday Band
Immediately following the parade ’til 5 p.m. • Third St. at Hotel Oregon
After GBB's float wraps their parade appearance, come "dancin’ in the streets" as they park in front of Hotel Oregon for a few more hours of “Grateful jams”!
A performance by Willamette Radio Workshop
3 p.m. • Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon
Performing "The Cave of Night" by James Gunn, "They're Made out of Meat" by Terry Bisson and "The Anachronic Man – The Original Dr. Who" by H.G. Wells

Alien Pet Costume Contest
4 p.m. at Buchanan-Cellers, 855 NE Fifth St.
Bring your pets, dressed in their alien best—and compete for prizes!

UFO Speaker Linda Moulton Howe
Doors at 4 p.m.; event at 5 p.m. • McMinnville Community Center
In 2009, Howe spoke at our festival to a near sold-out crowd, and we’re pleased to have her back again this year, with the talk, "Gobekli Tepe's 12,000-Year-Old Stone Circles Enigma – Terraformed by E.T.s?" which is based on her travels and investigations into an excavation in Turkey.
Howe is an award-winning documentary producer, writer and director, as well as a reporter and editor for Earthfiles.com. She is currently the X-Files investigative reporter for Premiere Radio Networks' Coast to Coast AM and Dreamland Online.

McMinnville UFO Festival Video Contest
3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater
6 p.m.• Showing of all entries
7 p.m. • Awards Ceremony and screening for entrants and their families, with remaining tickets available to the public
Live music to follow the ceremony, admission is free, all ages, public welcome
Live music from Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rocket Patrol • Spaced-out rock
7 p.m. • Cellar Bar at Hotel Oregon • 21 & over
Alien Costume Ball
Featuring live music from The Strange Tones • Out of this world R&B – Rockabilly

8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. • Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon
Dance and compete for prizes based on costumes; use of tin foil, antennae headgear and face paint is encouraged.

Set in Oregon’s idyllic wine country 40 miles south of Portland, McMenamins’ historic 1905 hotel in McMinnville is the perfect place to uncork and unwind. Cozy guestrooms, a comfortable restaurant and pub, live music on weekends, the legendary Rooftop Bar and more offer visitors from far and wide reasons to relax.
The name “McMenamin” is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest, signifying a great place to enjoy handcrafted ales, wine, spirits and pub fare with family and friends. The dream began more than 20 years ago in the hearts of brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin and continues to spiral upward. With 57 properties (including Hotel Oregon) and counting, the siblings are considered to be pioneers of the Pacific Northwest microbrew, historic hotels and music venue industries. Go to mcmenamins.com for additional information, photos and more.