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Ooops, Did We Just Close An Airport Over A Ufo Sighting?

Picture this: it’s late in the evening on a freezing cold, dark, and windy December night in southern England, and an airport worker at Gatwick — London’s second international airport — sees something fly past in the gloom above the floodlights. The weather and darkness makes it difficult to see what the object was, but the report is phoned in to security. What was it? A flock of birds? A piece of plastic litter caught by the wind and blown through the night? In this case, the call is recorded as a drone. Because the magic D-word has been uttered, a security plan swings into action, the airport is put on a high state of readiness, and flights are suspended.

Gatwick by night, on an evening far less inclement than last week. News Oresund [CC BY 2.0].

Thousands of people across the site are put on alert, watching for the drone. And of course, the drone reports roll in, and the story takes on a life of its own. People who have no idea what a drone looks like in the air are now expecting to see one, so of course when a flock of birds or a plastic bag caught by the wind crosses their peripheral vision they too are convinced that it is the drone. Night turns into day, there is a lull in the reports so the airport re-opens, only to be closed again following a fresh spate of sightings. Flights are diverted all across the country, and tens of thousands of passengers are stranded in the terminals.

No, it’s not a speck of dirt on your screen, it’s a drone! BBC (Fair use)

There follows three days of airport closure drama. No photos emerge despite almost every one of the many thousands of people on the site having a camera phone from which they are Tweeting about the queues in the terminal. There is a grainy video, but it is indistinct, and crucially it doesn’t have anything in it that is identifiable as Gatwick. Meanwhile the police are frustrated in their search for the drone operators, who like their drone, prove difficult to pinpoint

During the third night a pair of arrests are announced, a local couple. The police have saved the day, the culprits are under lock and key. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief, the airport re-opens, and that’s the end of that. Except of course it isn’t, because inconveniently the pair are found to be blameless and released. When pressed during an interview, a police spokesman then makes the embarrassing admission that there is a possibility that there may never have been a drone at all.

YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP

You might imagine that this was the fictional plot of a thriller novel, but sadly not. All of the above is a tale of the last few days of events in the British news, save for most of the first paragraph which is our guess at how the first drone sightings may have happened. At the time of writing there remains the possibility that there could have been a drone over Gatwick, but given the current dearth of evidence it is one that seems tenuous. There are reports of drone wreckage, but since readers with long memories will recall UK police once identified RepRap parts as a 3D printed gun we’ll wait until we see it before we call it that.

If there was indeed a drone then of course we would like to see its operators brought to justice forthwith. But what concerns us at Hackaday are the implications the episode could still have for those of our community with an interest in multirotors. The usual clamour was made for Government to do something about it, and we know that would have meant a fresh set of onerous regulations for responsible multirotor owners while doing nothing about the criminals, because of course criminals have little regard for laws.

So if we are to glean anything from this sorry mess, we must examine it from several angles. Why is there a lack of drone detection technology in place? How should drone reports initially be treated and investigated on the ground? How should they be dealt with in official inquiries, and how then should lawmakers see them? This will inevitably have a British flavour to it because of the incident in question, but the points are just as valid worldwide.

WHEN A DRONE REPORT COMES IN, WE NEED A RELIABLE WAY TO EVALUATE IT

When we are told something new, it passes a process of evaluation in our minds. We look at the source, and weigh up the story itself. If a guy with crazy hair in the street tells us that the aliens have landed and are controlling the Prime Minister with a ray gun, it will probably be discounted. But if Hackaday tells us that someone has hacked a VGA chipset to work as a software-defined radio we’re guessing most of you would be very interested indeed.

When a fresh drone incident is reported it appears that this evaluation process has historically been defective. We have previously discussed official incident reports that come with no physical evidence of a drone, but contain descriptions of drones with capabilities unmatched even by jet fighter aircraft. It seems like any eyewitness report in which the culprit is named as a drone is automatically taken at face value no matter how unlikely it may be. The fact that a report may have come from a pilot is sometimes mentioned as a boost to its credibility, but that is a false assumption. A pilot who is not familiar with either how drones appear from a distance or what the capabilities of a drone are in the air can only be considered an unreliable witness, because while they may know a lot about aircraft they lack the required expertise for this judgement. So what can be done to help boost the quality of reporting and to immediately highlight credible reports while requiring more for dubious ones?

In the case of a near miss in open airspace there may be little effect on ground-based facilities, but at an airport such as Gatwick there can be no chances taken by the authorities. A drone collision on an aircraft on final approach could cause hundreds of fatalities, so upon receipt of a report they must have had little choice but to close the runways. There appears to have been a lack of drone detection technologies in place at Gatwick which means that the only source available to the airport would have been the eyewitnesses themselves, and since we have amply demonstrated the potential for eyewitness reports being unreliable then the current confusion becomes an inevitability. It is imperative that more reliable detection technologies be fitted or developed if necessary. This is especially true when precautionary shut-downs stretch past minutes or hours into world-news-making delays as happened in this instance.

COMPETENT POLICE INVESTIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM ON DRONE REPORTS

The mass media tech story cycle. Our apologies to Gartner. Curve image: Jeremykemp [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ]

Once an incident has started and news of it emerges there is a consequent effect upon members of our community. Legitimate drone fliers away from the airport will find themselves under more scrutiny, and since it is already a common tale to hear of police being called when flying is under way that means they could face harassment and wrongful arrest. Indeed though we do not know all the details of the pair arrested near Gatwick it smacks of their being arrested in a round-up of convenient local drone enthusiasts rather than as a result of meaningful investigation. That the names of the pair were leaked and they became the subject of a media frenzy further shows the danger in which they were placed, as well as the irresponsibility of the reporters who covered their plight.

PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY: WE NEED ACCURATE OFFICIAL INCIDENT REPORTS

Whatever happens in a drone report, whether it be an arrest or an embarrassing debacle, there will inevitably be an official incident report from the Civil Aviation Authority, the regulator of British civilian airspace. This will form the official record of the event, and thus should strive to be as accurate as possible, but here the process falls short for the final time. There appears to be no evaluation step performed on the available evidence and no requirement for physical proof. So if an eyewitness reports behaviors about the drone that no drone ever built could possibly be capable of, it is solemnly recorded as fact. Our previous article on this subject highlights multiple such accounts, and this is an important point because as the official record these reports are what informs legislators. When they make laws pertaining to drones it is imperative that their decisions are based upon accurate evidence, and it is clear that this is not the case. Given that they will no doubt be reviewing drone legislation in the wake of this fiasco it is particularly important that the investigators consult people with specialist knowledge in the field, demand physical proof rather than heresay, and most importantly question accounts that stretch credibility.

It seems obvious that the multirotor hobbyist is caught in a perfect storm of incompetent authorities, deeply flawed investigations, shoddy journalism, and clueless legislators. This incident has laid bare some of the shortcomings, and it is to be hoped that a few lessons might be learned to produce less of a debacle surrounding future drone incidents. It is still a developing story so there may be a breakthrough and the whole narrative will change, and if that turns out to be the case then we hope they find the correct perpetrator this time and send them away at Her Majesty’s pleasure for a very long time. We’re guessing though that every effort will be made to push it as far under the carpet as possible to save red faces among officialdom. As multirotor enthusiasts we must keep the issue of poor investigation alive though, for if we let it be buried once more it will come back to trouble us again.

Source hackaday.com

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The ancient dragons are awake. Is this the real reason for global self-isolation?

All recent events in the world were extremely illogical, including global self-isolation, and this should have had a very good reason, which required extraordinary and unprecedented actions on the part of the entire world community.

The first hints of the essence of what was happening began to appear three months ago, but the answer hidden behind them was so fantastic that it was very difficult to believe in it, but now everything has changed – a video appeared, and not one, but from many eyewitnesses and filmed from different heights and angles.

A video in which a dragon attacked the building of the local skyscraper with “napalm” Hui Ming, or rather, he demonstrated his capabilities or the purpose of his attack was something located in the building of the local substation or the substation itself. Yes, you read that right – a dragon.

Today we posted this news, which was broadcast in all the world’s media, but they explained everything that happened there – by a lightning strike. We immediately drew attention to the discrepancy between what we see in the video and the very concept of “lightning”. Everything that happened was like an attack from the air of a liquid that ignites spontaneously when in contact with oxygen in its damaging properties, similar to napalm.

When a lot of eyewitness videos appeared on the network, we began to carefully watch it and immediately noticed a strange flying object appearing seconds before the ignition. Moreover, when watching the video from different angles, filmed from different heights, it was obvious that there was no lightning at all, but there was an ignition of the liquid that was thrown out by a stream from above at the level of the building’s roof.

It remained to find out by whom and how it was dropped and what kind of flying object it was in the area of ​​the incident. Watching the video made by an eyewitness from the car near the building where everything happened, we saw the unbelivable – the dragon.

We confess, even we could not believe what we were seeing and we watched all the videos made by eyewitnesses and realized that the dragons really exist. He got on video from different cameras, on video filmed from different directions and from different heights, and it was exactly a dragon.

If you find it funny, you can stop reading and watch the facts that prove our words in the videos that we will post below. This information is for people who want to know what is really going on and what they need to be prepared for. Events in China have shown that you and us have very little time left, and now you must realize and accept the reality of this threat. Threats not personally to us or to several people, a threat to all of humanity.

It is about the survival of humanity as such. For the simple reason that this is a threat of a nature with which modern mankind has not simply not faced, but for which it is not at all ready either materially or morally. Do you think it was easy for me to accept and realize the reality of what is happening now on earth? no, it’s not easy, but we all need to understand, realize and accept this as a fact in order to be ready to fight for survival.

On August 3, 2020, everything changed and the world will never be the same again. Here is a video taken by an eyewitness from the car, here everything that happened can be seen most clearly and from a good angle. The dragon appears on the right, flaps its wings, gains altitude a little, makes another flap of its wings and presses them to the body, sharply gaining height and flies from the back of the building at roof level.

When it reaches the middle of the building, it ejects “napalm” and flies forward – the liquid that it threw out ignites in about 3 seconds, and the dragon dives down behind the building, makes a flip in the air and climbs sharply.

In this video, there is no doubt about it – dragon. The liquid he spits out is likely to ignite spontaneously on contact with oxygen. 3 seconds and a fiery hell begins. Eyewitnesses have published enough videos where it is 100% clear that there can be no talk of any lightning, this is the spontaneous ignition of a substance similar to napalm.

The consequences of exposure to this liquid are more than impressive. In addition to the burned-out electrical substation, the cars that fell under the “napalm” completely burned out, and not only burned out, but the metal of the bodies, pillars, hoods and roofs melted and “flowed”, which speaks of albeit a short burning, but an incredibly high flame temperature.

After all, the first clues appeared a long time ago. For example, on June 4, thousands of residents gathered in the Chinese province of Guizhou to find a mysterious creature that makes eerie sounds like the roar of a dragon.

Locals gathered at the top of a mountain in Xushui in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou to hear loud, frightening sounds similar to the roar of a dragon. Local officials even had to set up roadblocks to stop the crowds and sent a team of experts to investigate the source of the strange sound.

People were dispersed, justifying their actions by the fact that they violate the regime of self-isolation and gather in large crowds, violating quarantine. And, the sounds of power were explained simply – the Yellow-legged buttonquail shouts. And they were not bothered at all by the fact that the locals had never heard anything like this in their lives, but they should have, since it’s just a local bird screaming.

By the way, she screams in a completely different way, but did anyone care. The party said – a bird, then so be it. This is how the Yellow-legged buttonquail screams, completely differently, and in addition, its pis can be heard no more than 20 meters away. In your opinion, her squeak is similar to that roar, from which the mountains seem to even vibrate – no, it is not.

China and dragons in the mythology of this country are very closely connected and maybe this is not at all just like that. The territory of China is vast and mountainous areas are practically deserted, unexplored territory.

Moreover, dragons are mentioned in legends, myths and legends around the world and among completely different peoples. Scientists considered all this to be fairy tales, but could everything be completely different? Maybe they really existed, but at some point the living conditions on the planet reduced their population, perhaps this happened as a result of some kind of cataclysm – a global cooling, a meteorite fall, a greenhouse effect, it doesn’t matter if something happened and they disappeared into caves falling into suspended animation.

Dragons are reptiles, and this species is known for its ability to practically stop their vital activity under adverse conditions, not to mention the fact that they can completely freeze, and under favorable conditions, return to life. For example, crocodiles freeze into the ice, and then when it gets warmer, they come to life. And who knows what these ancient and completely unknown creatures – dragons – are capable of?

By the way, not so long ago, on one of the videos posted by scientists, which showed the destruction of a glacier in Antarctica – a huge layer of ice descended into the ocean, there was one interesting detail. At some point after the ice wall collapses, a dark-colored object is visible, appearing for a second from under the water and clearly having not the shape of ice, but rather something unusual, something with a head and an eye on it.

Yes, this video is controversial, but in view of all that is happening, it can be assumed that the dragons could lie in suspended animation in the ice of Antarctica and in other large glaciers around the world, until global warming began.

The changes that have taken place – climatic, atmospheric and even cosmic, could awaken these ancient giants to life. Global warming, changes in the atmosphere, changes in oxygen levels, solar minimum and, as a consequence, maximum levels of cosmic radiation (radiation, as well as high-energy particles), which have been recorded for more than a year, and the last three months have been at an almost historical record maximum.

Are dragons fantastic creatured? But what happened in China suggests otherwise, they are a new reality. And just think – the emergence, awakening of a new kind of predators, and not just predators, but huge predators, flying, possessing weapons of destructive power, can’t this explain the introduction of this strange quarantine, self-isolation, incredible cohesion in common decisions of all countries of the world, ready to go to destroy your own economy and limit civil liberties.

If a new predator has appeared that can change the existing order where “Man is the king of beasts”, then the natural logical response to this threat will be the introduction of restrictions on movement, on visiting wild places, reserves, mountains and paradise beaches. Why draw the attention of a new super-predator to potential and, most importantly, completely defenseless victims?

By concentrating the population within the city limits, it is possible to organize the protection of the perimeter of these “fortresses”, by concentrating the armed forces there to counter the new threat. Perhaps with the use of some deterrent technologies or the cities themselves oversaturated with cell towers, entangled in power grids and substations, emit such a background (electromagnetic, noise or other kind), which becomes a natural “repeller” for dragons.

Maybe this is what explains the August the 3rd attack by the dragon on the electrical substation, which somehow interfered, scared away, knocked down this predator, or there was not a substation at all, but something else that interferes with him (them).

This is just a hypothesis, but this attack marks a completely new round of confrontation. It is quite possible that during the general quarantine, the armed forces of the countries of the world were already searching for and destroying the awakened ancient threat, and now a new stage begins, when dragons are already counter-attacking a competing predator. There is not enough space for a planet and two predators.

What dragons are and how dangerous they are, one can only guess. At this stage, the first conclusions can be drawn based on the event in China:
– they are large, more than 10 meters,
– they fly, they have excellent aerodynamics,
– they have glands that produce a liquid substance when thrown out of which, possibly an additional gland, an activator reagent is added to this liquid at the outlet, which makes this liquid flammable when it comes into contact with oxygen 3 seconds after the “volley”.

This liquid, in its destructiveness, is comparable to napalm,
– probably their skin (scales) has properties comparable to “stealth” technology (invisibility for radars of aircraft, this property can explain how this or these creatures managed to enter the airspace above a large city without being noticed by the military or civilians) radar, as a result of which the combat aircraft did not rise to intercept, possibly due to low thunderclouds, under the cover of which the attack was made.

Now everything will depend on how successfully the armed forces of human civilization will be able to resist this new enemy. With all the abundance of weapons, they are all extremely vulnerable because of their manufacturability.

If we assume that dragons have the ability to emit a limited electromagnetic pulse, have the ability to be invisible to radars, then a perfect weapon will not be more effective than an ordinary club.

If this is the beginning of a new round of confrontation between people and dragons, then new cases of “lightning” or strange fires from “lightning”, or explosions of warehouses or factories, factories and entire buildings, large fires in cities due to “lightning” should follow. We will monitor this and report all such cases.

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Quarantine Round 2 will begin on August 30 and will last for Six months

Quarantine 2: Terminal - Third Street Pictures; RCR Media Group

On July 31, the German website liebeisstleben.de reports that in a month, from August 30, 2020, repeated quarantine blocks will begin in Germany, which will last from three to six months. That is, until March 1, 2021. 

The information is semi-official – there is no message on TV yet, nevertheless, the municipal councilor from the state of Hesse, having learned the plans from his supervisors, immediately contacted independent journalists and informed them on these shocking news. 

The majority of our readers live quite far from Germany, but the news affect everyone. As we remember the epic of the fight against the pandemic this spring, all large and small, proud and, as it were, independent countries acted strictly according to the same scheme, as if they were carrying out a common command emanating from some single global center. Therefore, we suspect that everything will be the same now, only the dates for the start of quarantine will be announced different. For example – August 16 or September 9. 

On what basis the date of August 30 was chosen is not clear. It is possible that in the spring the quarantine left people a chance to escape to the forests for the summer, and if you move to the forest in August, then by winter it will no longer be settled. 

The duration of the blockage also raises bad suspicions. In the spring, when there was, as it were, the most dangerous first wave, the blockages lasted a month or two, but not three and, moreover, not six months. And now the pandemic is on the decline and there are such wild times. 

Moreover, the first blockage was announced for a week, gradually extending it 4-8 times, therefore, if this happens in this case, then the first six months can be extended for several years – this possibility also needs to be borne in mind.

What could be the explanation for the start of such a long quarantine?

The first thing you can think about is vaccinations. So, as Bloomberg writes today with reference to big bosses from Moscow, a mass vaccination is planned for October in the Russian Federation, with the first being distributed among teachers and medical workers. Most likely, the military and law enforcement agencies are on the same list of priorities. It is possible, of course, that something will not grow together with the bosses and everything will be postponed, but it’s not a fact.

The second possible explanation is Nibiru, asteroids, world war or some other global event, on the threshold of which they want to lock everyone at home. Even NASA does not really know when Nibiru will prove itself, and with their first forecast being miscalculated by 10 years, ahead of time, the “pandemic” H1N1 starting to spin. But now, apparently, it is not very long before the special effects, so the quarantine for six months will be sufficient for Nibiru to fit into this six-month window with a guarantee. 

We have already acquainted our readers with some prophecies, according to which the main blockages will begin in the fall. As you can see, people’s dreams come true. 

Vanging of astrologers who promised a world default of everything and everyone somewhere in February are also coming true. There is no default yet, but there is no February either. At the same time, if nothing will work anywhere for 6 months, and people will still be paid some benefits, the world economy will collapse completely and without options.

At the same time, where people will not be paid benefits, people will take up scrap, since the stocks of money and food were heavily used up in the spring. And as soon as the people with crowbars take to the streets, and astronauts with syringes will still run after the people – against the background of the fact that even the default of everything and everything will seem like a children’s matinee 

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Borg cubes have become frequent visitors to the solar system? SOHO scientist denies it

UFO enthusiasts were knocked off their feet, figuring out what kind of strange square is captured in a picture of the Sun taken recently by NASA.

The scientist gave a detailed explanation. Recently, more and more images of the Sun have appeared, which are being carefully studied. Taking these photographs is not easy and unsafe given that the Sun is a blindingly bright ball of nuclear fusion. But scientists still managed to take photographs from a minimum distance, including detailed images of the sun’s surface.

But this week a very strange photo of the Sun was published, and there were messages on the network about a picture of an alien ship, which is ten times (!) Larger than Earth. SOHO scientist and mission leader Bernhard Fleck gave a simple answer to this wild UFO claim in the solar system.

“This is, of course, complete nonsense,” he said. – The black square appeared due to a missing (damaged) telemetry block. I can send you dozens, if not hundreds, of similar images (with even larger UFOs).”

In other words, the strange dark object in the image is not an object. This “artifact” is a glitch in the picture itself, caused by errors in signal transmission between SOHO and Earth.

SOHO is located in halo orbit about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. Therefore, the images he sends, for obvious reasons, “lose” a few pixels.

“Most of the missing pixels are closed, but not always, and not all the voids are filled correctly,” explained Fleck. “But it doesn’t affect level 0 scientific data.”

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