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The K-Files


Welcome back to another week's installment of the The K-Files. February is upon us, but Spring is still a distant dream. To help tide you over, I've got three more paranormal news articles to peak your imagination.

This week, the Top Story covers recent findings that plants are more human than we make think. Next, I present to you a case of a real-life "Memento". Finally, I've got some some thoughts regarding the Freedom of Information Act as a means for disclosure.

You’d better get ready, ‘cause here come the K-Files…

:: Top Story ::

Don’t tread on me.

Plants behave like humans: Don Burke

Australian Associated Press - January 23, 2006 

Plants are not unlike humans. They can talk to each other and even call in reinforcements when the going gets tough.

Who says so? Australian gardener Don Burke and Australian National University chemistry Professor Ben Selinger, in reviewing research on plants over the past 10 years, have come to the conclusion that many plants have human qualities.

They say plants can communicate with each other by using a range of chemical signals.

I’ve always been fascinated with the secret lives of plants. The concept of say a fern having sentience is just a fantastic idea—one that shakes the foundation of how we perceive the world around us. Because if each plant—down to a blade of grass—has feelings, just walking down the street wouldn’t be the same. 

Another interesting part of the article is how plants have been known to use chemicals to attract insects for protection. So if say a caterpillar was having its way with a leaf, the plant would call out to other bugs to attack said caterpillar. Moreover, nearby plants can detect this, and will likewise put up a similar chemical barrier. 

That just floors me. To exploit bugs over other bugs seems like some rather complex reasoning, to me.  

As I recall, this topic has been discussed on Coast to Coast AM in the past. But in the wake of these new findings,  I would much like to hear Don Burke interviewed in the near future. 

:: The Human Brain ::

Do what now?

The Day His World Stood Still

Joanna Schaffhausen - Brain Connection 

When twenty-seven year old Henry M. entered the hospital in 1953 for radical brain surgery that was supposed to cure his epilepsy, he was hopeful that the procedure would change his life for the better. Instead, it trapped him in a mental time warp where TV is always a new invention and Truman is forever president.

The removal of large sections of his temporal lobes left Henry unable to form any new personal memories, but his tragic loss revolutionized the field of psychology and made "H.M." the most-studied individual in the history of brain research. 

When it comes to movies that make you think, Christopher Nolan’s Memento is one of the better. It is a movie about a guy that can no longer make any new memories. To keep on track, he must write constant notes to himself, going so far as to brand himself with tattoos in order to remember important facts. 

Who’d have thunk such a thing was possible? 

Granted, Memento was stylized for entertainment, but it does a good job showing how it would be to live without memories. To start over in your mind each time you lose your train of thought would be hell—but then you would never have remembered losing your train of thought, having to relive this personal torment hundreds of times a day. 

I shudder at the thought, but it has me thinking about just how important our memories are. Without our link to the past, everyone would just be standing around asking, “Do what now?” 

:: UFO ::

X-Files revealed: MoD has UFO log

Harborough Today - 27 January 2006 

A large black triangular aircraft with three bright lights was spotted above Harborough's skies at 2pm on Friday, January 9, 2004, according to MoD documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI).

The strange object was also said to have made a rumbling noise.

It is not the first time mysterious objects have been spotted in Harborough's heavens, but it is the first time the existence of such sightings being logged in Government files has come to light. 

I’ve never really seen the point of the Freedom of Information Act when it comes to the quest for full disclosure. If the US government, under the guidance of a super-secret, MJ 12-like group, does indeed have proof of extraterrestrial life, I just don’t see them keeping the files in any kind of registry. 

It’s my understanding that the alien presence is above any level of government. Certainly, MJ 12 wouldn’t file any sensitive data under “UFO’s, Existence of” in the public records, where it can be seen by anyone after filling out a bit of paperwork. 

For me, then, this article (and similar stories) is one of two things: disinformation, or the spotting of Earth-bound technology.  Assuming the eyewitness accounts aren’t faked, I’d say the later is the most likely. 

Though if this is the case, it’s still evidence that the US military has a great deal more technology than is publicly known.  

:: Dead End ::


Well, that's all for this week. I hope you enjoyed your trip into this realm of impossibility known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, coming at you next week.

~Khyron, 2005.


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