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The phenomenon of “angel hair”: what is it and where could they come from

If meeting with an angel, most likely, means the need for psychiatric treatment, then so many people were able to see “angel hair” in reality that it was hardly possible to declare this a mass insanity or hallucination.

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Image Source: marcasehistoria.com

People of different countries have encountered this phenomenon over a long period of time, so there are a fair amount of names for the phenomenon. In different countries, “angel hair ” is referred to as “hair of the Virgin Mary ”, “children of the Madonna ” or as a scientific name, the term “chemtrail ” is recognized.

The first mention of “angel hair”

The first mention dates back to the reign in ancient Egypt of the pharaoh Thutmose 3 (who ruled in the middle of the 15th century before the birth of Christ). According to the record in the papyrus (now in the collection of the director of the department of Egypt at the Vatican Museum), many residents of the country, including the pharaoh, priests and soldiers, saw fire circles in the sky for several days, whose brightness sometimes exceeded the sun.

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Image Source: wubianu.com

After one of the flights to the earth, volatile matter began to fall from the sky. Pharaoh burnt incense and demanded that the priests make a record of the incident in the House of Life, since there was no such event since the creation of the earth.

A recent phenomenon

The English chronicles of 1741 report that flakes fell from the sky, the sizes of which were 1 by 4 inches, in several cities of the country at once. On November 16, 1857, residents of Charleston (USA) observed unusual objects flying over the city, which were described as “bright comets”.

"The hair of an angel." Image Source: vol.at

“The hair of an angel.” Image Source: vol.at

In the morning, Charleston was covered with a “web”, on which there were no spiders. Residents of Milwaukee (USA) in 1881 were shocked by the fall of “angel hair” from heaven, the incident caused numerous gossip with the townsfolk. Some strands reached a length of 20 yards. The event was recorded at Scientifically American.

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Image Source: sciences-faits-histoires.com

In 1952, “angel hair” visited the French city of Oloron. At first, the director of one of the local schools, together with 2 of his students, noticed a strange cumulus cloud in shape. Then an unidentified flying object arose. White smoke erupted in clubs from a UFO, which looked like a reddish ball, and as it approached the ground, the smoke fell into strands.

The incident of October 27, 1954

The above list can be continued for a long time, but the most famous loss of “angel hair” occurred in 1954 in Italy. On October 27, Pietro Lastrucci and Gennaro Lucetti observed 2 objects similar to a spindle in the sky, followed by traces resembling a white flame. The objects made a smooth turn of the flight by 180 degrees and disappeared from the observation field.

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Image Source: theozfiles.blogspot.com

A few minutes passed, and the objects reached Florence. At that time, a football match was held at a local stadium in the presence of about 10,000 fans, as well as several reporters. The judge was forced to suspend the fight, because not only the spectators, but also the athletes stared at the sky. When the flying objects left, it was still not possible to resume the confrontation between the players – the field was covered with a sticky web.

The day when several UFOs interrupted a football game

The match had to be suspended “because the spectators saw something in the sky” said the official referee’s report.

According to the testimony, collected by BBC World, one of the players present in the game, defender Ardico Magnini, now 86, said:

It was something that looked like an egg that moved slowly, slowly, slowly. Everyone was looking up and there was something shiny in the sky, shiny silver …

We were impressed, we never saw anything like that in the sky. We were shocked.

He also recalled that a sticky, shiny material fell on the playing field. Other testimonies report the presence not of one, but of several strange objects in the sky.

Samples of "angel hair." Image Source: thelivingsky.com

Samples of “angel hair.” Image Source: thelivingsky.com

It was quite difficult to collect the samples, they rolled into a ball and thawed in contact with the skin. However, among the audience there was one smart man, a student named Alfredo Jacopozzi. He decided to wind the threads on a stick, and then put it in a container. In less than an hour, weird threads were delivered to a professor at the local university, Giovanni Canerri.

What “angel hair” consists of

Giovanni Canerri, in collaboration with Danielo Cozzi and other colleagues, carried out an operational chemical analysis of the delivered “angel hair”. It turned out that the main elements of the mysterious substance are magnesium, silicon, bromine and calcium. A small concentration of other elements, including rare earths were later found. In terms of composition, the precipitated substance most resembled Borosilicate glass, and in an unstable state. Scientists tried to find the amino acid characteristic of the unusual web, but their searches were unsuccessful.

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Image source: 1.bp.blogspot.com. (c) Ian Watson

Between 1990 and 1996, Vadim Chernobrov, a famous explorer of the unknown and the leader of the Cosmopoisk group, was engaged in the study of “angel hair”. Measurement of the thickness of the hair found, yields the result that on average they are thinner by about 1.5 times than the hair.

The search engines analyzed the artifacts using a mass spectrometer that detected the presence of bismuth, platinum, tungsten, technetium (!) And rare earth elements. No trace of amino acids was again detected.

Assumptions

Naturally, ufologists were the first to comment on the origin of “angel hair”.  According to Charles Maney, this substance is similar to exhaust gases, but only for unidentified flying objects. Some of his associates believe that “angel hair” is the working fluid of a UFO engine, similar to gasoline in cars.

Scientists are skeptical of the presence of UFOs in principle and are trying to explain the phenomenon in a different way. According to Trevor Constable, humanity is faced with a form of life that lives in the upper atmosphere. A similar assumption is based on the similarity of the composition and structure of some of the “angel hair” with earthly plants.

There is a group of scientists that explains the phenomenon with the passage of a tornado near an erupting volcano. Indeed, in the presence of high temperature and torque, magma can polymerize.

And there’s another fantastic version that “angel hair” comes to us from another space-time continuum, which is why they quickly disappear, returning to their usual dimension.

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The Montana base incident: UFO disconnects 16 nuclear missiles

In central Montana, on Thursday morning, March 16, 1967, an E-Flight nuclear missile crew was located underground at the Echo-Flight Mission Control Center (LCC) in a fortified bunker.

During the early morning, there were several reports from security patrols that they had seen a UFO. A UFO was spotted directly above one of the E-Flight (LF) launchers above the mine. It turned out that at least one security officer was so scared by this meeting that he never returned to the Security Service.

After a while, the deputy calculation commander (DMCCC), 1st lieutenant, informed the calculation commander (MCCC), the captain, about the condition of the missiles in the mines when an alarm sounded. Over the next 30 seconds, all ten of their missiles issued a No-Go status report. One by one, each rocket became inoperative, From that moment, as his former rocket launcher describes:

“All hell broke loose! Among the many calls to the electronic switch. The matter was compounded by the fact that the same event happened on another launcher on the same morning (6 rockets disconnected)”.

In this case, we have a strategic nuclear missile stop coinciding with the sighting of a UFO over a missile shaft! These were missiles lost by the American nuclear deterrence forces. According to Robert Salas, who was counting that morning:

“As far as I remember, while on duty as deputy commander of a missile combat crew underground in the LSS, in the morning hours of March 16, 1967, I received a call from the sergeant responsible for the security of the facility Launch control center”.

He said that he and other guards observed unidentified flying objects in the immediate vicinity, which several times flew over the mines in which the rockets were. At that time, he could only describe them as “lights.” I did not take this message seriously and told him to continue observing and reporting if something more significant happened. I believed that this first call was a joke.

A few minutes later, the security sergeant called again. Now he was thrilled and upset, saying that the UFO hovered right behind the front gate. I ordered him to guard the fenced area. While we were talking, he had to leave, because one of the guards approached the UFO and was injured. I immediately woke up my commander, who was just resting and began reporting on telephone conversations. Immediately, our missiles began to quickly move from an “alarm” state to a “no launch” state. Some kind of signal was sent to the missiles, which made them emerge from a state of alert.

Having reported this incident to the command post, I called my guard. He said that the man who approached the UFO was not seriously injured, but was evacuated by helicopter to the base. Once at the top, I spoke directly with the guard about the UFO. He added that the UFO has a red glow and saucer shape. He repeated that it was right behind the gate and soared silently.

We sent a security patrol to check our ODS after a trip, and they reported that they saw another UFO during this patrol. They also lost radio contact with us immediately after reporting the UFO. Later that morning, we were replaced by our full-time shift crew. The missiles were still not put on alert by on-site maintenance teams.

Again, UFOs were spotted by security personnel during or around the time of the shutdown of Minuteman strategic missiles. An in-depth investigation of the incident was conducted. Full-scale field and laboratory tests were conducted at the Seattle-based Boeing plant.

Both the declassified documents of the strategic rocket wing and the interviews with Boeing engineers who tested after the investigation of the incident, confirm that no reason was found for shutting down the missiles. The most that could be done was to reproduce the effects by directly injecting a 10-volt pulse into the data line. One of the conclusions was that the only way to do this from outside the shielded system was through an electromagnetic pulse from an unknown source.

During the events of that morning in 1967, UFOs were spotted by members of the Security Service on the east side of the base and one on north. Other members of the Security Service witnessed UFO’s on the west side. These observations were reported by separate security teams at about the same time that Minuteman strategic missiles were stopped at both sites. The U.S. Air Force confirmed that all Echo flights shut off within a few seconds, one after the other, and that they did not find any reason for this.

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Ship of death. What happened to the sailors of the mysterious vessel Ourang Medan?

“The ship of death” – that is what the American sailors boarded the ship in distress called the Ourang Medan. The entire crew of the ship was dead. Eyewitnesses assured that the faces of the crew were turned to the sky and distorted by torment.

Save our souls

In June 1947, British and Dutch radio stations received a very strange SOS signal, which someone transmitted in Morse code. The message transcript read:

“This is the Dutch ship, Ourang Medan. The captain and all the officers are dead in the cockpit and on the bridge. Perhaps the whole crew is dead.” 

Then came an incomprehensible series of dots and dashes, but they still managed to decipher the end of the message. Somewhere in the expanses of the Indian Ocean, an unknown radio operator clearly tapped out:

“I am also dying.”

Despite the brevity of the message, a few distress ships managed to receive the distress signal not far from the Strait of Malacca, which separates the island of Sumatra from Malaysia. Among these ships, by a strange coincidence, there were two American ships that were the first to establish the approximate location of the ship in distress. One of them – Silver Star (“Silver Star”) – went to the rescue of “Medan”.

Despite the fact that the width of the Strait of Malacca is only 40 kilometers, the length of the strait is more than 800 kilometers, so the drift ship was not immediately found. Sailors with Silver Star immediately noticed something was wrong – no one answered the greeting signals, and even a soul was not visible on the deck. Therefore, the captain of Silver Star decided to send a boat with a reconnaissance detachment to Medan.

The Americans who got on board got a terrible picture: the deck and bridge of the ship were littered with corpses. Even the dog died – apparently, the favorite of one of the officers. The radio operator who transmitted the SOS was found in the radio room – he was also dead, and his hand still lay on the transmitter. What terrified the Americans most of all was the fact that most of the dead lay with wide eyes and contorted faces, which testified to unbearable torment at the time of death. The sailors wanted to go down into the hold to inspect the cargo, but quickly abandoned this idea – an incredible cold reigned inside the ship, in some places the corridors were covered with hoarfrost.

After consulting with the captain, the Silver Star sailors decided to take the Medan in tow and deliver it to the nearest port, where it would be possible to find out the cause of the death of the sailors. But as soon as the ship was towed, a trickle of smoke appeared over the deck of the ill-fated ship – a smoldering fire began to break out. This was a paradox – despite the polar cold, fire raged inside the ship.

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The members of the Silver Star team barely had time to cut off the towing ropes and escape from the ship, when in the hold of the Medan there was such a strong explosion that the ship lifted above the water, and then it quickly sank, forever depriving the Americans of the opportunity to find out what happened.

The Research Begins

60 years later, American researchers became interested in the story of Medan. But they were surprised to find that the only document confirming the authenticity of the story of the Medan crew was a brochure published by the US Coast Guard in 1952. The brochure published the testimonies of sailors boarding the “flying Dutchman.” This proved that the story really happened.

As it turned out, the US archives confirmed the existence of the Silver Star ship. According to the papers, it was sold in the same 1947 to Grace Line and received a new name – Santa Juana. But finding documentary evidence of the existence of the Dutch vessel Ourang Medan was not so simple. Neither in the International Register of Ships, nor in the Singapore Maritime Archive, nor in the archives of Amsterdam, a ship of that name has ever been.

But it turned out that the traces of the ship must be sought in … Germany. The scientist Theodor Sirsdorfer, who devoted 50 years to the study of Medan and managed to establish the names of American ships that received the SOS signal (the second was a vessel called City of Baltimore), found a brochure by another German author – Otto Milke; the brochure was called Das Totenschiff in der Südsee (“Death Ship in the South Sea”) and was published in 1953.

In it, the author spoke in detail about the Ourang Medan ship, indicated its technical characteristics and claimed that the ship really died with the crew in 1947. Moreover, Milke shed light on the causes of the death of the ship, hinting that the fourth compartment in the hold of the ship was indeed filled with dangerous cargo, which caused the death of the crew – potassium cyanide and nitroglycerin.

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Versions for the Crew Death

But there was an even more terrible version of the death of the Medan crew, and it led from Nazi Germany to another country with a militaristic regime – Japan.

Division 731, which the Japanese called the “division of Togo,” was founded in 1932 by the Japanese bacteriologist Shiro Ishii and gained such terrible fame that people did not call it “cannibal lair”. The task of the department was to develop the deadliest bacteriological weapons and the most terrible poisonous substances.

In Harbin’s laboratories, the Japanese tested these substances on prisoners of war – Chinese and Russians, as well as on the civilian population of China – on women and children. The Japanese doctors did not stop the suffering of people – they opened the victims alive to see the effects of poisonous gases on their internal organs, froze the still alive “patients” and infected them with various combinations of infections.

Despite the war crimes of scientists, the Americans granted them immunity in exchange for research results. For transportation of toxic substances of unit 731, Medan, a ship of Sumatran or Malaysian smugglers, not registered in any of the marine registers, whose task was to take out the deadly substances to the United States, could be chartered. In the hold of the Medan, containers were leaked, the crew died, and the gas managed to disappear by the time the Americans approached.

However, this is only one of many versions of the death of the team “Medan”. Some researchers suggested the impact on sailors of powerful ultrasound, which can occur in the ocean and kill people. Conspiracists believed that the team was killed by the undead or met with a UFO. Scentists spoke of a cloud of methane that rose from the depths of the Strait of Malacca, covered the ship, and the crew simply suffocated without oxygen.

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The version with the Nazis was continued – the researchers found a publication in the Indonesian newspaper Lokomotiv dated February 3, 1948. It said that after the explosion on Medan, a boat with a starving man was thrown ashore on one of the Marshall Islands. This man spoke German and told the translator that the Ourang Medan actually belonged to Germany and sank 400 miles southeast of the Marshall Islands. In 1945, it supposedly transported containers of nerve gas, but, learning about the surrender of Germany, it began to hide, moving from port to port and moving on to South America. The Germans’ journey was interrupted by an accident – one of the containers was depressurized, the team died.

But there is another plausible explanation for what happened on the ship. Perhaps the smugglers’ vessel was transporting such a seemingly ordinary cargo as ammonium nitrate. This is a fertilizer that is used in the manufacture of explosives. After getting into the hold of sea water, ammonium nitrate entered a chemical reaction with water and began to decompose, releasing laughing gas, which causes drug intoxication and dulls vigilance. At the same time, a decrease in temperature occurred, since the reaction proceeds with the absorption of heat, which could explain the severe cold in the hold. And the introduction of ammonium nitrate into the reaction with any alkali that came on board could lead to the formation of ammonia, the choking from which could explain the terrible torment of the crew. Heating the fertilizer near a steam or diesel engine could lead to heating of the cargo,

Most likely, the violation of safety rules during transportation of hazardous chemicals is to blame for the death of the crew. The smugglers simply pushed the containers into the cargo compartments of the ship and went to sea, hoping for good luck. But this time she turned away from them.

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A New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ where ships become unmanageable and swim in circles

Four tankers suddenly lost control and sailed in circles in the South Atlantic, west of the southern African city of Cape Town.

Early on Sunday morning, May 31, senior officers aboard the Willowie oil tanker were called to the bridge, where they were informed that their ship and four other ships nearby were somehow mysteriously moving in a tapering spiral, the ability to steer there is no ship, and that all the ships headed for rapprochement.

It could be assumed that strong currents pushed ships in a circle, but where the ships sailed in the South Atlantic, west of the southern African city of Cape Town, there were no such currents.

After unsuccessful attempts to regain control of the ship, the crew of the tankers turned off the automation and took control of the ships in manual mode, which avoided a collision.

The incident made scientists try to find an answer about the causes of the anomalies in the area. 

Earlier, the European Space Agency discovered something else strange there.

South Atlantic magnetic anomaly is increasing rapidly

Nobody knows why, but the Earth’s magnetic field, which has lost nearly 10% of its strength over the past two centuries, is becoming especially weak in a large region that stretches from Africa to South America, affecting satellites and spacecraft.

Known as the South Atlantic Anomaly, field strength in this area has rapidly decreased over the past 50 years, as soon as the area itself has grown and moved west. 

And over the past five years, southwest of Africa, very close to the place where the Willowy sailed, a second center of the minimum intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field has arisen.

One of the assumptions regarding this weakening is that it is a sign that the Earth is moving toward a pole reversal – in which the North and South magnetic poles are inverted and swapped.

This switching will not happen immediately and at first several north and south magnetic poles will appear all over the globe.

Not everyone agrees entirely with the official explanation, and they consider that the anomaly that is occurring in the Atlantic Ocean is much more than a weakening of the magnetic field, and they believe that another “Bermuda Triangle” has been discovered and that the boats are in serious danger when navigating those waters.

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