Daily UFO Headlines 9/24/14

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Syfy orders series based on Whitley Strieber’s ‘Alien Hunter’

Another Whitley Strieber novel is being adapted for the screen.

Syfy has issued a 13-episode order for a new series titled Hunters, based on Strieber’s alien crime drama novel Alien Hunter. The book “chronicles the disappearance of a decorated Philadelphia cop’s wife, which leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists — shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world,” explains Deadline Hollywood.

Cover of Strieber's book. (Credit: Tor Books)

Cover of Strieber’s book. (Credit: Tor Books)

“We were so impressed by the pilot script from this outstanding and accomplished creative team led by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez,” states Syfy president Dave Howe. “This fast-paced and innovative program takes viewers inside a chilling yet all too familiar world.”

Gale Anne Hurd is a powerhouse producer, with such shows under her belt as The Walking Dead, the Terminator movies, Aliens, and The Abyss, just to name a few. Earlier this year, AMC announced that The X-Files creator Chris Carter and Hurd are both attached to a new television series in development for the network about Area 51.

Strieber, who is a self-proclaimed abductee, has seen his novels adapted for the screen several times before. The 1989 film Communion, starring Christopher Walken, was based on his book by the same name. And his book The Hunger was adapted for the 1983 film of the same name starring David Bowie and Susan Sarandon.

Syfy has Hunters slated for a 2016 premiere.

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‘Ball of light’ UFO hovers over Alaskan town

An Alaskan witness at Eagle River reported watching a “ball of light” UFO that appeared to move intelligently with hovering and course correction movements, according to testimony in Case 60040 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was walking home from a friend’s home at 1:15 a.m. on September 21, 2014, when the object was first seen.

The witness was able to take five images of the object. Pictured: Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was able to take five images of the object. Pictured: Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

“It was a dark sky with light cloud coverage and a ball of light was apparent,” the witness stated. “It did not have the shape of the Northern Lights. I thought the object was a meteor but it never picked up speed.”

The witness decided to take pictures of the object. Five images were submitted with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 24, 2014: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4 and Image 5.

The witness described the object’s distance and size.

“The object was a little difficult to estimate due to the distance but I believe it was possibly the size of a car tire. It came toward my direction slowly, appeared to hover, and then adjusted course and left gracefully within 10 seconds. I was worried because I wasn’t sure what it was and it was coming within my vicinity. I watched the object leave.”

The witness first thought the ball of light might be a meteor until it stopped to hover and then changed course before moving away on September 21, 2014. Pictured: Eagle River, Alaska. (Credit: Google)

The witness first thought the ball of light might be a meteor until it stopped to hover and then changed course before moving away on September 21, 2014. Pictured: Eagle River, Alaska. (Credit: Google)

Eagle River is a community within the Municipality of Anchorage situated on the Eagle River for which it is named, between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park in the Chugach Mountains, population 22,236. Alaska MUFON is investigating. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Alaska has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Alaska had 2 UFO reports in August 2014 – the 44th highest reporting state – while California had 99 reports as the highest reporting state. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 150 or more reports for the month are rated an Alert 1; states with 100 or more reports are rated an Alert 2; 25 reports or more for the month are rated an Alert 3; 13 or more reports are rated an Alert 4; and those states with less than 13 reports for the month are an Alert 5.

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The case of the magician who was allergic to his rabbit.

This case study reads like a scene from a sitcom: a magician reaches the climax of his show, in which he pulls a rabbit out of his hat, much to the delight of his audience. Soon after, however, he begins to have an allergic reaction that requires the use of both an inhaler and a steroid shot. It turns out he has become allergic to his rabbit due to the brief periods of exposure during his show, and he eventually has to scrap the rabbit act altogether. Abracad – achoo!

An unusual case of o

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Swirling Cyclonic Eye Candy in the Northeast Pacific: Beautiful but Dangerous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzjh2z0CHTM&feature=youtu.be

At one point, the swirling cyclone in the animation of  weather satellite images above was producing winds of hurricane strength. Luckily, as it neared shore it weakened.

Even so, it brought heavy rain to British Columbia on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Here’s what it actually looked like from the shore:

Thanks to the Weather Network for this video.

The false-color images that comprise the animation at the top of the pos

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Distilling the Essence of Climate Change Complexity

I am teaching two journalism classes this semester, with climate change being a main focus these past few weeks. We had an obvious news peg in Sunday’s big climate march and the gathering of world leaders this week in NYC.

Students in both classes have received climate change 101 lessons from me–where the body of science stands, who the largest carbon emitters are, the known and projected impacts, the tricky (global) politics, the wicked nature of the problem, and so on.

It’s a lot to tak

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