Somedays it's hard to be positive, it's like our minds are in a prison. Everyday can sometimes feel like a chore, but in the UK we have certains freedoms that come with responsibility. If we oppose a certain war or policy, we have the right to express our opinion that's democracy. But sometime this can feel like an illusion. We can buy or download any cd, purchase any book, but even this is tightly controlled.
Official documentation of UFO's began in 1948 when the US air force created project sign and later project grudge eventually becoming project blue book. During it's 18 years of activity it accumulated 12,600 sightings, with 701 being classified as 'unidentified'. For example on an evening in august 1951, several college professors sitting on a porch in Lubbock , Texas saw a roughly semicircular formation of lights sweep rapidly overhead.
Just had a heat wave in the UK, the weathers definately changing. With the geographical battle in the artic it's a crucial time to say no more. The oil will eventually run out and alternatives will have to be found, so nows the time to start. The deline in certain bird species is alarming, particularly the migrants such as the turtle dove. The swifts and swallows here however have had a successful year which is encouraging. On other subjects, albums I recommend this year include Willie Nile - american ride and alice in chains - the devil put dinosaurs here. Still working on my new songs and it's sounding good, will be putting a new song up soon. Don't believe the lies and remember this beautiful planet is worth saving.
What is the real world, am I lost in a virtual reality, consumed by material products and a morally lacking society. I suppose we all have a responsibility to act accordingly, treat others as you would like to be treated. Self control can be difficult when we're bombarded with a lifestlye which many of us cannot afford. Where is this heading, love is free, the dawn chorus priceless, but still we desire more products to show we fit in to this unknown plan. Yes, some material products are beneficial, but can also be dangerous. Who to trust is the question, what is real here. I hope it levels out with some kind of balance. We don't need everything they sell, just hope theres some common sense and empathy. Lets share,no need for suffering in the 21st century, just need some peace.
Sir Francis Chichester , a yachtsman and pilot famous for solo crossings of sea and sky in the 1920's and 30's encountered a UFO on june 10, 1931. He was alone in his gypsy moth airplane somewhere over the tasman sea. He said, " suddenly ahead and thirty degrees to the left there were bright flashes in several places, like the dazzle of a heliograph. I saw a dull grey white airship coming towards me".
The ship then disappeared to Francis's dis-belief and suddenly reappeared, he observed these airships and concluded they might have been flying saucers. * A classic case in the history of UFO's is the Kenneth Arnold sighting of june 24, 1941, which finally caused the US airforce to take offical notice of the phenomena. Arnold, a civilian pilot was flying near mount rainer searching for a crashed plane, when a brilliant light flashed on the side of his plane. To his amazement he saw nine gleaming objects coming south from the direction of mount baker, he calculated there speed at 1,600 mph, nearly three times faster than the aircraft of the day.
The first appearance of the term "saucer" was in 1878 , nearly 70 years before the famous Arnold sighting . On January 24 of that year, John Martin, a texas farmer, who lived just south of Denison, saw a dark disc-shaped object sailing high in the heavens "at a wonderful speed". When relating what he saw , he described the thing as a saucer. * Two giant luminous wheels estimated as about 130 feet in diameter were observed spinning above the surface and then slowly descending into the waters of the persian gulf by the crew of the ship vulture on may 13 1879.
The following year a british east company steamer, Patna sighted wheels of a similar sort in the same part of the ocean. Years later other reports added to the mystery. Again in the persian gulf a huge rotating wheel was observed by the S.S. Kilwa on April 10 1901 and in the gulf of Oman a giant wheel was observed by a british steamer. These semi- aquatic spinning wheels have been thought by some to originate in the oceans or possibly be submersible spacecraft. * On the morning of august 12 1883 Senor Jose A.V. Bonilla director of the Zacatecas observatory in Mexico was studying sunspots when he noticed a whole succession of luminous bodies crossing the sun in the same direction. In two hours he counted 283 bodies and the next day 116 of these UFOs . Bonilla was convinced that these mysterious bodies were " travelling in space near the earth, but not so far as the moon".
What might be called the first official investigation of a UFO sighting occured in Japan in 1235. During the night of september 24th, while general Yoritsume and his army were encamped, they observed mysterious lights in the heavens. The lights were seen for many hours,swinging, circling and moving in loops. The general ordered a full scale investigation and concluded it was the wind making the stars sway.
So even in the 13th cnetury cover ups were taking place, we still don't really know why. In the 19th century reports of UFOs were reported widely in scientific publications, such as an account written by John Stavely of hatton garden, London, after observing what he thought were meteors during a thunderstorm on august 10 1809. He explained dazzling specks of light, dancing and traipising through the clouds and increasing in size and brightness. He finished, " as the meteors increased in size, they seemed to descend".
Millions of people have seen objects in the sky, which they couldn't explain. This series of stories coincides with the release of my new song , Top secret in a couple of weeks. * One of the first ufo sightings is featured on an egyptian papyrus more than 3,400 years old, which records the sightings of numerous brilliant round objects in the sky, witnessed by Pharoah Thutmose III, his army and his scribes. *
As the native american, Black Elk said life is a circle, like the seasons in nature. It's hard to see where this circle is going, with climate change, war and poverty, will there be a positive change. From the slums of south america th the shanty towns of africa wheres the sharing of wealth and equality of life. Greed is the enemy, corporations control the day. From the cd you buy to the petrol you put in your car it's a vicious circle. We're all unknowingly contributing to the change in climate, it's a trap of which it appears we have no escape.
1) Do monsters really fly? Mythology has many stories of fire breathing dragons, the fearsome roc of the arabian nights, the harpies of greece and the thunderbird of american indian lore. Evidence however is scarce, but the fossil remains of a pterodactly, a sharp toothed reptile with a 25 feet wingspan were found, so do flying monsters exist now. In new jersey there is the jersey devil, with 2 feet batlike wings and in africa a creature called the kongamato has been seen, described as a flying lizard with a beak full of teeth. Also in washington, texas and west virginia there is the mothman, reputed to be man shaped and gray in colour. All these creatures have been seen, are they alien in origin, experiments gone wrong, no one knows, but nothing is what it seems.
2) Mind creatures. Creatures of the mind exist in a variety of forms, such as lifelike entities in dreams, invisible friends and hallucinations. Some apparitions however make public appearances and in Tibet manifestations of the mind are called tulpas. A tulpa is produced by a skilled magician or yogi and some are able to produce 10 different kinds of tulpa such as humans , animal or supernatural. A woman lama wrote a book about her experience with a tulpa called magic , mystery in tibet. She manifested from her mind a phantom monk, who eventually became troublesome and a day- nightmare for the lama, after a long struggle the phantom dissolved. A lesson to be learned, what you see maybe a illusion and people maybe there to deceive and corrupt. Be careful who you trust.