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The K-Files


Welcome back to another week's installment of this all-things-strange round-up known only as The K-Files. I hope my absence last week wasn't too painful, but fear not, Khyron's back and bringing the goods.

This week, the Top Story covers the anniversary of the infamous Phoenix Lights UFO case. Next, I present to you new evidence that is supposed to prove the validity of the Billy Meier pictures. Finally, I give my $0.02 on Google's latest mapping endeavor: Google Mars.

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

:: Top Story ::

Few and far between.

'Phoenix Lights' mystery still debated

Diana Balazs - The Arizona Republic

Dr. Lynne Kitei doesn't know what it was, but she knows that the Phoenix Lights event of March 13, 1997, did occur, and, in her mind, remains unexplained.

In addition to a string of bright lights that hung over the Valley, witnesses locally and throughout the state saw a V-shaped formation of lights. Some estimated it was the size of a football field and shimmered like black satin as it moved silently.

Explanations were offered by military sources: The string of lights comprised training flares, and the large object actually was a formation of military airplanes.

When it comes to UFO investigation, much of what we deal with is limited to past cases—usually from the 1940’s to the 60’s. Either the extraterrestrial Earth-rush has tapered off in the last 50 or so years or they’ve managed to become a bit stealthier, but for relative newcomers to the field, there’s not much recent to bite in to.

That is except for the Phoenix Lights.

I grew up watching pieces on Unsolved Mysteries and Sightings about Roswell, Kecksburg, and so forth, but the only major UFO encounter that I’m old enough to remember is the strange events that happened almost 9 years ago in the skies above the South West.

Like all good UFO cases, we probably will never get a definitive answer as to what the formations that eyewitnesses claimed to have seen were. But, with the sheer number of eyewitnesses and photographic evidence, it makes a great case for the existence of flying saucers. Because, when it comes down to it, its one of those cases that although doesn’t have an explanation, really can’t be dismissed.

I can only hope that I will be able to see another major UFO event like this sometime in my lifetime. Like some kind of Roswell-esque crash that I can really sink my investigative teeth into. I’ve got my fingers crossed…

:: UFO's ::

Too good to be true?

Overlooked Photo Reveals Swiss UFO-Contact Case Genuine

PRWEB – March 14, 2006

Since the mid-1970s, UFO investigators worldwide have been bewildered by the many hundreds of clear daytime UFO photos and the movie films taken by the Swiss contactee, Eduard “Billy” Meier. Many rejected Meier’s abundant photographic (and other hard physical) evidence as being too good to be true.

Heavy debunking of the case ensued, despite all the evidence from the primary investigators from 1975-1986, and authentication by various scientists and experts, that the case could be no hoax.

Unlike the above mentioned Phoenix lights, this is a case that I can’t help but feel skeptical about. Billy Meier and his unbelievably high-res UFO pictures are simply too good to be true.

Now, apparently, researchers have concluded that one of his images of what is called the ‘Wedding Cake’ craft is undeniably real. By comparing it to a foreground tree, whatever this craft is (be it a massive model or an honest to goodness flying saucer), it must be 9 to 15 feet in diameter. I’d say that would be quite a feat of model production for a one-armed Swede.

I still don’t know, though. By all means follow the above link and check out the photo in question. There’s something about it that just doesn’t click with my brain. Like poor CGI in a movie, I simply can’t accept that it’s real.

Though what else should be expected from an extraterrestrial craft? I would assume an alien craft wouldn’t adhere to human standards…but still. I don’t know.

But again, I guess this, like all good UFO cases, will probably never be definitively verified.

:: Space ::

Welcome to Mars...Google style.

Journey to Mars

Daily News Wire Services

On Monday, Google Inc. expanded its galactic reach by launching Google Mars, a Web browser-based mapping tool that gives users an up-close, interactive view of the Red Planet with the click of a mouse.

The Martian maps were made from images taken by NASA's orbiting Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor.

Oh great, another Google mapping software to waste my precious time.

I spent a good 40 minutes toying around with Google Mars earlier this morning. Like Google Earth and Google Moon, it’s cool to scan around the Martian surface with a God’s eye view of the landscape.

Though I was a little disappointed by the lack of catalogued terrain. Not only is the map quite small when compared to its Earthly and lunar counterparts, there really aren’t any interesting landmarks available to look at. Sure, it will point out the landing zones to the various Mars probes, but missing are the really interesting things like the Face, Mt. Olympus, and Hoagland’s favorite Cydonia region.  

But if you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly suggest you do so. Viewing the landscape with the elevation filter is worth your time, but it’s also worth it to check out the history of not only the US, but also the Russian probes sent to the red planet.

Link here: http://www.google.com/mars

:: 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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~Khyron, 2006.


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