- ‘Blue Book’ value: History picks up UFO drama from Robert Zemeckis – USA Today
- Houston’s “Alien Hunter” claims to have out of this world proof we are not alone in the universe – NewsFix
- Detecting Life In Space: The Red Edge – WFAE
- US military training space warriors for ‘extraterrestrial conflict’ – International Business Times
- Paul Davies puts a brake on the idea of a universe teeming with life – AFR Weekend
An Arizona witness traveling by train through Apache County reported watching and photographing six hovering, “two-story” objects beaming light to the ground level, according to testimony in Case 83376 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The case was reported for the witness – who had the experience on April 14, 2017.
“My mother was traveling through the Arizona desert via train, on her way to Texas,” she stated.“She was unable to sleep due to movement of the train. She said she was looking out of the cabin window and saw a very bright light that became brighter as the train approached.”
The witness saw more than one object.
“She said she then saw six objects hovering side-by-side; close enough to see that each object had two rows of windows. She described them as being ‘two-story.’ She said that they were so bright and that a foggy sort of light was beaming down from underneath each object.”
The witness attempted to photograph what she was seeing.
“She frantically reached for her cell phone in time to snap a couple of photos. I, myself, have seen some pretty amazing things in the sky that I can only describe as being extraterrestrial, and she was the biggest skeptic until she seen for herself. She was so excited to share this with me. She is not one to exaggerate or seek attention in anyway. She’s a no BS kind of lady. I know what she saw was genuine. She asked that I share with the UFO community. Enjoy.”
The witness included three images with the MUFON report, which was filed on April 27, 2017.
Please be very cautious with UFO photography before investigation analysis is completed. The witness report indicates the objects were a disc shape less than 100 feet away.
MUFON Arizona Field Investigator Kristine Wulf is investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
John F. Schuessler, former McDonnell Douglas/NASA engineer
and MUFON International Director (2000-2006)
NASA’s Satellite SDO AIA171 imagery captured on May 25, 2017, shows a huge cloaked circular object tethered to the sun. A flow of plasma can be seen erupting from sun’s surface surrounding the dark object.
NASA’s scientists suggest the dark sphere is a rare solar activity called ‘prominence’ a feature containing cooler, denser plasma than the surrounding 2 million degrees Celsius corona.
However, according to UFOvni2012 who recorded the event, the dark sphere is another proof that alien spacecraft refueling by sucking up solar plasma.
This is the final installment of David Burnett’s guest series.
This reading of Genesis 15:5 may appear novel yet it has an ancient antecedent in one of the earliest commentaries on Romans. Origen believed that in Romans 4, Paul did in fact understand the Abrahamic promise of Genesis 15:5 to become as the stars qualitatively. In his Commentary on Romans 4.6.4, he states: “Thus Abraham ‘against hope believed in hope that he would become the father of many nations,’ (Rom 4:18) which in the future would be like the stars of heaven, not only in terms of the greatness of number but also in splendor.”1 Here Origen reads the quotation of Gen 15:5 in Rom 4:18 explicitly as qualitative. In 4.6.7, he speaks further on the nature of the Abrahamic promise, as he understands Paul’s recounting of it. Discussing the content of Abraham and Sarah’s hope, he states:
“On the contrary when they hear of a such a hope of posterity and that the glory of their own offspring would be equal to heaven and its stars, when they hear these things, they do not think about their own goods, about the grace of continence, about the mortification of their members, but instead they regard all these things which contributed to their own gain as loss in order that they might gain Christ.” (Orig. Comm Rom, 4.6.7)
Origen assumes that the promise to Abraham and Sarah of an offspring would be “equal to heaven and its stars” in their “glory” is actually understood as the promise to “gain Christ,” drawing on the language of Phil 3:8. Significant here is the immediate context of Phil 3:8 in which Paul is discussing becoming like Christ (3:10) and attaining the resurrection from the dead (3:11).2 Fee rightly points out that Paul’s language regarding them, “children (τέκνα) of God without blemish, though you live in a crooked and perverse generation (γενεᾶς σκολιᾶς καὶ διεστραμμένης)” echoes Deut 32:5 (ἡμάρτοσαν οὐκ αὐτῷ τέκνα μωμητά, γενεὰ σκολιὰ καὶ διεστραμμένη), unsurprisingly where the immediately following verses (Deut 32:6-9) narrate Israel’s election in terms of the Deuteronomic vision as described above. Paul then turns to the language of Dan 12:1-4 to describe the children of God as those who “shine as lights (φωστῆρες, cf. Dan 12:3) in the world (κόσμῳ, cf. note 28),” reflecting the eschatological hope in Daniel as they are “holding on to the word of life (λόγον ζωῆς ἐπέχοντες, Phil 2:16),” echoing the language of Dan 12:3, “those who hold strong to my words (καὶ οἱ κατισχύοντες τοὺς λόγους μου),” as they approach the seemingly immanent eschaton and the full realization of their hope.3 Again, in the context of discussing the fruit of the spirit and dying to lust and vices Origen states: “Your seed and your works can ascend to heaven and become works of light and be compared to the splendor and brilliance of the stars, so that when the day of resurrection arrives, you will stand out in brightness as one star differs from another star” (4.6.9). Origen here relates the Abrahamic promise of star-like seed in Romans 4 to the discussion of the resurrection body in 1 Corinthians 15, also echoing the language of Daniel 12:3. It seems apparent that Origen takes for granted in his Commentary on Romans that Paul understands the promise to Abraham in Gen 15:5 qualitatively as well as quantitatively.
In conclusion, it is necessary to restate the initial problem this paper sought to answer. Esler noticed the deficiency in the quantitative only interpretation of Paul’s use of Genesis 15:5, seeming far too unlikely that having numerous descendants would somehow be the equivalent of inheriting of the cosmos, becoming the father of nations, and the expectation of being resurrected from the dead. This paper proposes a possible answer to this problem. Reading Paul’s use of Gen 15:5 in light of early Jewish deification traditions stemming from a qualitative as well as quantitative interpretation of the Abrahamic Promise provides fruitful results. This proposal is supported by widely attested interpretive traditions from Paul’s early Jewish historical context, whether Palestinian or Hellenistic (or diasporic), and is further received into the Patristic tradition, as seen in Origen, through Paul.
- Translations of Origen here are taken from Thomas P. Scheck, Origen: Commentary on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, Books 1-5 (Washington D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2001). ↩
- See Phil 3:8-11. Also important to note here previously in Philippians in the context of a moral admonition in light of the coming “day of Christ (ἡμέραν Χριστοῦ), which Paul seems to articulate here as an eschatological conflation Deut 32:5-9 with Dan 12:1-3, he describes the holy ones as “children of God (τέκνα θεοῦ)” who “shine as lights in the world (φαίνεσθε ὡς φωστῆρες ἐν κόσμῳ)” (Phil 2:15). ↩
- See Gordon D. Fee, Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, NICNT (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995), 244-48. In the eschatological expectation of Romans 8 the holy ones are also called “children of God (τέκνα θεοῦ, 8:16-17, 21),” most likely part of the same complex of language, see above. ↩
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A UFO researcher claims he may have unlocked the secret behind the alleged Roswell cover-up, using modern imaging technology to decipher a top-secret US government memo.
|In July 1947, New Mexico residents reported lights in the sky followed by a strange disc-like craft crashing into the Roswell desert.|
US authorities initially released a statement confirming a crashed flying saucer, but the statement was soon retracted, followed the next day by an explanation claiming an Air Force ‘weather balloon’ had crashed.
The alleged cover-up sparked alien and UFO believers’ biggest conspiracy theory to date.
Now, one researcher says he has ‘proof’ the US government covered up proof of alien life.
David Rudiak says he’s enhanced a black-and-white photo taken of General Roger Ramey at Fort Worth Army Air Field in the days after the crash. The General is seen holding a ‘top secret memo’ in his hand as he looks over the alleged weather balloon wreckage.
Rudiak says he now can read 80 percent of the document, and it confirms there were “crash victims” and the craft was in fact a “disc.”
I was working on 2 separate saturdays and took pics of odd clouds. i didnt look at them till today. orbs are in the pics. hamilton ontario pics taken on april 1 and april 8 2017
| History has ordered a 10-episode scripted drama from executive producer Robert Zemeckis straight to series, Variety has learned.
Currently titled “Blue Book,” the series chronicles the real top secret
United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s known as Project Blue Book. It will focus on college professor Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who is recruited by the military to spearhead the project.
“Rarely have I been associated with a project that is a perfect fusion of historical fact and extraordinary entertainment,” said Zemeckis. …