Category Archives: Conspiracy

New Evidence Apollo Moon Landing Faked?!

Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” posted to YouTube that alleges the last moon landing, one from Apollo 17, was staged.

For a brief moment, the astronauts visor shows a reflection of what some people claim is a stagehand on a lunar mockup.

Check the story for all the details.

Frankly, i’m not buying it 🙂

In UFO News…

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Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft? [Huff Post]
A film, supposedly called “UFOs and the Third Reich,” is promoting another theory about the Roswell UFO crash: A 10-foot-wide, 12-foot-high, anti-gravity, bell-shaped craft, combining rocket and helicopter technology, created by Nazi Germany, fell into the hands of the U.S. in 1943, who further developed the project. An alleged test of the Bell resulted in its crash, which became the event that started the Roswell UFO saga.

Author investigates 200-year-old UFO sighting [Zanesville Times Recorder] Almost 200 years ago, Morgan County farmer Thomas Inman was walking home from Philo when he had what one researcher believes could be one of the earliest accounts of a close encounter of the third kind.

Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters [BBC]
Thousands of UFO sightings are reported every year but not many countries are willing to spend money investigating them – there is just one dedicated state-run team left in Europe. Is France onto something?

Rash of UFO Sightings Around the World

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There’s been a lot of UFO sightings in the USA, England, Canada and Australia, all reporting seeing an object in the sky shaped like a pyramid.

Coincidence? Conspiracy? You decide. Here’s a few links below with more detail but if you only read one, go to the HuffPost article which also has several videos of some of these events in the last week.

Triangle-Shaped UFOs Buzz Over United States, England And Australia[Huffington Post]

UFO: Couple reports Pyramid-like object over Cambridge, Ontario [Digital Journal]

Op-Ed: Australian UFO witness reports intelligent-like orbs[Digital Journal]

Triangle UFO formation spotted in sunny skies over Sydney [Examiner]

‘Triangle’ UFO Zooms Across Australian Sky Wednesday [Gather]

Another New Military Aircraft Mistaken for UFO

From Wired’s Danger Room:

Note to the Navy: When trucking a giant flying robot with a rounded fuselage across the country, people are going to think they’re looking at an artifact from Area 51.

As the local news coverage above shows, residents of Cowley County, Kansas, were freaked out to see a truck rumbling down U.S. 77 towing what looks a whole lot like a 32-foot spaceship. “People were calling in saying, ‘Oh they think they found a flying saucer,’” Donetta Godsey of the Winfield Daily Courier told the ABC News affiliate

If I saw this I wouldn’t think it was a UFO because surely the gov’t has been doing an outstanding job keeping their alien discoveries suppressed from the public view and they wouldn’t have been stupid enough to truck it through a town in broad daylight….or would they?

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Churchill Banned UFO Report to Avoid Mass Panic

Via Yahoo! News (yeah, i’ve had this in my queue for 2 weeks, i’m lazy busy):

Reports given to Churchill claimed that a reconnaissance aircraft returning to Britain from a mission was shadowed by a UFO as it crossed the British coast.

The plane’s crew were reported to have photographed the object, which they said had “hovered noiselessly” near the aircraft, before moving off.

According to the letter describing this alleged incident: “Mr Churchill is reported to have made a declaration to the effect, ‘This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic among the general population and destroy one’s belief in the Church.'”

Tipster Reveals Recent Kevin Mitnick Incident on Twit Live

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I received a tip from my new buddy Henk today who resides in the Netherlands. It’s regarding a couple of topics most of us are probably all familiar with: Kevin Mitnick & Privacy.

Mitnick was in the news again recently for an interesting detaining at the Atlanta airport – you gotta read what happened, talk about a bad day gone worse. Sheesh! 

Anyway, it can be understood that based on Mitnick’s past, he is probably anal about his privacy, with that in mind, here’s the message from Hank:

Yesterday I was visiting TWIT LIVE (leo Laporte) and 20 mins before episode #163 started, he had to call an AT&T service to setup a interview with Kevin Mitnick.

I and 2500 other twitters noticed that the AT&T call was setup by an automatic message, saying, ‘We are calling now (Number of Mitnick)’.  Laporte tried to mute it, but too late. He apologized to Mitnick and proposed him to pay the costs for a new number.

Five minutes earlier the Skype-nick of Veronica Belmont was revealed by accident, also nothing earth shaking, but it made me think about a basis for a small story. More and more tech guru’s use twitter, stickam etc.  and can be followed for hours each day.

Which jeopardizes their privacy and those they interview.

Thanks for the mail Henk. I wonder if Kevin shrugged it off, figuring give it a couple of days and if the phone isn’t ringing off the hook then it’s all just water under the bridge. Also, someone as scrutinized as he is probably isn’t as fazed by his number being revealed to thousands of listeners/fans/hackers.

I gave out my mobile number in a public forum once that is frequented by my customers; co-workers thought I was crazy but only one person took advantage of it to contact me for some free technical support while I was at home. I was amazed it wasn’t abused and learned that most geeks respect each other’s privacy and will probably not abuse it.

If I put my mobile number on the Geeknews sidebar, do you think it would get abused? Robert Scoble did it for quite a while and I don’t recall him being hassled via his phone #.

How One Man With No ‘Leet Skills Became A Soldier in the Georgia-Russia Cyberwar

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I just read a story on Slate that is scary because just any old rag tag group of patriots can form their own ad-hoc coalition to wantonly attack gov’t web sites and hide behind the skirt of anonymity. This is akin to tossing e-Molotov Cocktails. Of course when you break it down, it’s not much different than script kiddies getting their rocks off by attacking a site that they think wronged them in some way.

I guess one simple answer may be to quickly block http requests from the attacker’s country at the backbone to try to protect your own infrastructure.

Snip:

My experiment also might shed some light on why the recent cyberwar has been so hard to pin down and why no group in particular has claimed responsibility. Paranoid that the Kremlin’s hand is everywhere, we risk underestimating the great patriotic rage of many ordinary Russians, who, having been fed too much government propaganda in the last few days, are convinced that they need to crash Georgian Web sites. Many Russians undoubtedly went online to learn how to make mischief, as I did. Within an hour, they, too, could become cyberwarriors.

Read contributing author Evgeny Morozov’s confession and details on Slate.