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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sammy Hagar & the Aliens vs. Hugo Chavez & the Martians

It's been quite a week, and it's only Tuesday.

Sunday was Alien Abduction Day. And there you sat with nothing about it on your iPhone calendar. Rocker Sammy Hagar marked the auspicatory occasion by telling MTV that he was abducted by space aliens 20 years ago.

From the UFO Digest website:

“I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship… And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection,” explains Sammy Hagar in his new book, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. The brief memoir, whose release coincides with "Alien Abduction Day", is not the first instance in which the former Van Halen singer has offered public disclosures of ET contact. A new report from a Vancouver audio lab suggests that Sammy Hagar was covertly communicating about alien abduction as early as 1991. A secret message encrypted backwards in Mr. Hagar's 20-year-old remarks stating how “Aliens abducted me,” is the subject of a new Secret Message Report – Podcast Edition episode, produced in Vancouver by Vancouver UFO Examiner, Jon Kelly.

Next up: Today is World Water Day—Who knew? To celebrate, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez muses that capitalism destroyed a once-great civilization. On Mars.

From Reuters:

"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.

That's just silly. Everybody knows it was really a tragic Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator accidental detonation.

(Poster from the 2008 Alien Abduction Festival, sponsored by HappyWorker.com)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The New Doomsday Bunkers

Underground bomb shelters and survival bunkers were all the rage in the 1950. As apocalyptic 2012, oil and food riots, and other "end is nigh!" hysterical predictions continue to rise, there's money in them thar hills for manufacturers of a new generation of reinforced holes in the ground,

From the Secret World of Doomsday Shelters:

If suppliers' reports are a gauge, the market is small but growing. Unlike 1950s-era fallout shelters and newer aboveground "safe rooms," meant to protect against storms and home invasions, bunkers are buried at least 6 feet under, in part to shield occupants from nuclear radiation.

You can buy a bare-bones shelter for $38,000 uninstalled or spend tens of millions of dollars — and a surprising number do — on a lavish, custom-made subterranean sanctuary.

Bunker builders cite a long list of client fears, from war and terrorism to megastorms and epic earthquakes. But the customers themselves aren't talking. "Secrecy is their defense," says shelter manufacturer Walton McCarthy, of Radius Engineering in Terrell, Texas. Shelter owners don't want neighbors and strangers pounding on the entry hatch in an emergency, he explains.

Also, many have installed shelters without building permits. While city and county authorities may disagree, McCarthy maintains that his prefabricated shelters fall outside building codes. "These have no foundations, so technically don't come under building code. They're self-contained and are not hooked up to the grid."

To sidestep nosy neighbors and building authorities, contractors may disguise the projects as swimming pool installations. "The hole is dug on Friday," McCarthy says. "We get there Friday at 5, by Monday it's in, and the neighbors can call whoever they want."

The home-bunker movement probably is not large. In 30 years, Radius has sold 1,100 shelters, from the six-person variety to ones big enough for 500. McCarthy says that business has doubled in the past five years, though, and that he's planning to nearly quadruple his 58-person work force and add a second plant.

In the market? See these:

Hardened Structures
Missile Base Silos for sale
Severe Weather Pods and Deep Earth Bunkers

Sunday, March 6, 2011

UK Releases 8,500 Pages of UFO Material

The British government has released the biggest document dump of UFO files in history. The U.K.'s Ministry of Defense and The National Archives have released about 8,500 pages of UFO-related documents and more dating from the 1960s up through 2005.

From ABC News.

The archives can be seen here.