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Combined Organization of the US and Canada providing air defence for North America

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The John Batchelor Show
1745: #NATOThinking: Nuclear weapons and false signals. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant; @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 14:05


Photo:   Canadian CF-101B assigned to NORAD, firing an inert version of the AIR-2 Genie nuclear-armed air-to-air missile in 1982 #NATOThinking: Nuclear weapons and false signals.    Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant; @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

The History of Computing
Sage: The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment Air Defense

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 18:10


The Soviet Union detonated their first nuclear bomb in 1949, releasing 20 kilotons worth of an explosion and sparking the nuclear arms race. A weather reconnaissance mission confirmed that the Soviets did so and Klaus Fuchs was arrested for espionage, after passing blueprints for the Fat Man bomb that had been dropped on Japan. A common name in the podcast is Vannevar Bush. At this point he was the president of the Carnegie Institute and put together a panel to verify the findings. The Soviets were catching up to American science. Not only did they have a bomb but they also had new aircraft that were capable of dropping a bomb. People built bomb shelters, schools ran drills to teach students how to survive a nuclear blast and within a few years we'd moved on to the hydrogen bomb. And so the world lived in fear of nuclear fall-out. Radar had come along during World War II and we'd developed Ground Control of Intercept, an early radar network. But that wouldn't be enough to protect against this new threat. If one of these Soviet bombers, like the Tupolev 16 “Badger” were to come into American airspace, the prevailing thought was that we needed to shoot it down before the payload could be delivered. The Department of Defense started simulating what a nuclear war would look like. And they asked the Air Force to develop an air defense system. Given the great work done at MIT, much under the careful eye of Vannevar Bush, they reached out to George Valley, a professor in the Physics Department who had studied nuclear weapons. He also sat on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and toured some of the existing sites and took a survey of the US assets. He sent his findings and they eventually made their way to General Vandenberg, who assigned General Fairchild to assemble a committee which would become the Valley Committee, or more officially the Air Defense Systems Engineering Committee, or ADSEC. ADSEC dug in deeper and decided that we needed a large number of radar stations with a computer that could aggregate and then analyze data to detect enemy aircraft in real time. John Harrington had worked out how to convert radar into code and could send that over telephone lines. They just needed a computer that could crunch the data as it was received. And yet none of the computer companies at the time were able to do this kind of real time operation. We were still in a batch processing mainframe world. Jay Forrester at MIT was working on the idea of real-time computing. Just one problem, the Servomechanisms lab where he was working on Project Whirlwind for the Navy for flight simulation was over budget and while they'd developed plenty of ground-breaking technology, they needed more funding. So Forrester was added to ADSEC and added the ability to process the digital radar information. By the end of 1950, the team was able to complete successful tests of sending radar information to Whirlwind over the phone lines. Now it was time to get funding, which was proposed at $2 million a year to fund a lab. Given that Valley and Forrester were both at MIT, they decided it should be at MIT. Here, they saw a way to help push the electronics industry forward and the Navy's Chief Scientist Louis Ridenour knew that wherever that lab was built would become a the next scientific hotspot. The president at MIT at the time, James Killian, wasn't exactly jumping on the idea of MIT becoming an arm of the department of defense so put together 28 scientists to review the plans from ADSEC, which became Project Charles and threw their support to forming the new lab. They had measured twice and were ready to cut. There were already projects being run by the military during the arms buildup named after other places surrounding MIT so they picked Project Lincoln for the name of the project to Project Lincoln. They appointed F Wheeler Loomis as the director with a mission to design a defense system. As with all big projects, they broke it up into five small projects, or divisions; things like digital computers, aircraft control and warning, and communications. A sixth did the business administration for the five technical divisions and another delivered technical services as needed. They grew to over 300 people by the end of 1951 and over 1,300 in 1952. They moved offsite and built a new campus - thus establishing Lincoln Lab. By the end of 1953 they had written a memo called A Proposal for Air Defense System Evolution: The Technical Phase. This called for a net of radars to be set up that would track the trajectory of all aircraft in the US airspace and beyond. And to build communications to deploy the weapons that could destroy those aircraft. The Manhattan project had brought in the nuclear age but this project grew to be larger as now we had to protect ourselves from the potential devastation we wrought. We were firmly in the Cold War with America testing the hydrogen bomb in 52 and the Soviets doing so in 55. That was the same year the prototype of the AN/FSQ-7 to replace Whirlwind. To protect the nation from these bombs they would need 100s of radars, 24 centers to receive data, and 3 combat centers. They planned for direction centers to have a pair of AN/FSQ-7 computers, which were the Whirlwind evolved. That meant half a million lines of code which was by far the most ambitious software ever written. Forrester had developed magnetic-core memory for Whirlwind. That doubled the speed of the computer. They hired IBM to build the AN/FSQ-7 computers and from there we started to see commercial applications as well when IBM added it to the 704 mainframe in 1955. Stalin was running labor camps and purges. An estimated nine million people died in Gulags or from hunger. Chairman Mao visited Moscow in 1957, sparking the Great Leap Forward policy that saw 45 million people die. All in the name of building a utopian paradise. Americans were scared. And Stalin was distrustful of computers for any applications beyond scientific computing for the arms race. By contrast, people like Ken Olsen from Lincoln Lab left to found Digital Equipment Corporation and sell modular mini-computers on the mass market, with DEC eventually rising to be the number two computing company in the world. The project also needed software and so that was farmed out to Rand who would have over 500 programmers work on it. And a special display to watch planes as they were flying, which began as a Stromberg-Carlson Charactron cathode ray tube. IBM got to work building the 24 FSQ-7s, with each coming in at a whopping 250 tons and nearly 50,000 vacuum tubes - and of course that magnetic core memory. All this wasn't just theoretical. Given the proximity, they deployed the first net of around a dozen radars around Cape Cod as a prototype. They ran dedicated phone lines from Cambridge and built the first direction center, equipping it with an interactive display console that showed an x for each object being tracked, adding labels and then Robert Everett came up with the idea of a light gun that could be used as a pointing device, along with a keyboard, to control the computers from a terminal. They tested the Cape Cod installation in 1953 and added long range radars in Maine and New York by the end of 1954, working out bugs as they went. The Suffolk County Airfield in Long Island was added so Strategic Air Command could start running exercises for response teams. By the end of 1955 they put the system to the test and it passed all requirements from the Air Force. The radars detected the aircraft and were able to then control manned antiaircraft operations. By 1957 they were adding logic and capacity to the system, having fine tuned over a number of test runs until they got to a 100 percent interception rate. They were ready to build out the direction centers. The research and development phase was done - now it was time to produce an operational system. Western Electric built a network of radar and communication systems across Northern Canada that became known as the DEW line, short for Distant Early Warning. They added increasingly complicated radar, layers of protection, like Buckminster Fuller joining for a bit to develop a geodesic dome to protect the radars using fiberglass. They added radar to what looked like oil rigs around Texas, experimented with radar on planes and ships, and how to connect those back to the main system. By the end of 1957 the system was ready to move into production and integration with live weapons into the code and connections. This is where MIT was calling it done for their part of the program. Only problem is when the Air Force looked around for companies willing to take on such a large project, no one could. So MITRE corporation was spun out of Lincoln Labs pulling in people from a variety of other government contractors and continues on to this day working on national security, GPS, election integrity, and health care. They took the McChord airfare online as DC-12 in 1957, then Syracuse New York in 1958 and started phasing in automated response. Andrews, Dobbins, Geiger Field, Los Angeles Air Defense Sector, and others went online over the course of the next few years. The DEW line went operational in 1962, extending from Iceland to the Aleutians. By 1963, NORAD had a Combined Operations Center where the war room became reality. Burroughs eventually won a contract to deploy new D825 computers to form a system called BUIC II and with the rapidly changing release of new solid state technology those got replaced with a Hughes AN/TSQ-51. With the rise of Airborn Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), the ground systems started to slowly get dismantled in 1980, being phased out completely in 1984, the year after WarGames was released. In WarGames, Matthew Broderick plays David Lightman, a young hacker who happens upon a game. One Jon Von Neumann himself might have written as he applied Game Theory to the nuclear threat. Lightman almost starts World War III when he tries to play Global Thermonuclear War. He raises the level of DEFCON and so inspires a generation of hackers who founded conferences like DEFCON and to this day war dial, or war drive, or war whatever. The US spent countless tax money on advancing technology in the buildup for World War II and the years after. The Manhattan Project, Project Whirlwind, SAGE, and countless others saw increasing expenditures. Kennedy continued the trend in 1961 when he started the process of putting humans on the moon. And the unpopularity of the Vietnam war, which US soldiers had been dying in since 1959, caused a rollback of spending. The legacy of these massive projects was huge spending to advance the sciences required to produce each. The need for these computers in SAGE and other critical infrastructure to withstand a nuclear war led to ARPANET, which over time evolved into the Internet. The subsequent privatization of these projects, the rapid advancement in making chips, and the drop in costs while frequent doubling of speeds based on findings from each discipline finding their way into others then gave us personal computing and the modern era of PCs then mobile devices. But it all goes back to projects like ENIAC, Whirlwind, and SAGE. Here, we can see generations of computing evolve with each project. I'm frequently asked what's next in our field. It's impossible to know exactly. But we can look to mega projects, many of which are transportation related - and we can look at grants from the NSF. And DARPA and many major universities. Many of these produce new standards so we can also watch for new RFCs from the IETF. But the coolest tech is probably classified, so ask again in a few years! And we can look to what inspires - sometimes that's a perceived need, like thwarting nuclear war. Sometimes mapping human genomes isn't a need until we need to rapidly develop a vaccine. And sometimes, well… sometimes it's just returning to some sense of normalcy. Because we're all about ready for that. That might mean not being afraid of nuclear war as a society any longer. Or not being afraid to leave our homes. Or whatever the world throws at us next.

Smart Women, Smart Power
The Evolution and Future of War in Air and Space

Smart Women, Smart Power

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 36:17


In the second episode of our new Women in the Military series, host Beverly Kirk is joined by retired Air Force General Lori Robinson, former Commander USNORTHCOM and NORAD, and Major General DeAnna Burt, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command and Vice Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force. The group discussed the evolution of air and space operations and the warfighting domain. 

Smart Women, Smart Power
The Evolution and Future of War in Air and Space

Smart Women, Smart Power

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 36:17


In the second episode of our new Women in the Military series, host Beverly Kirk is joined by retired Air Force General Lori Robinson, former Commander USNORTHCOM and NORAD, and Major General DeAnna Burt, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command and Vice Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force. The group discussed the evolution of air and space operations and the warfighting domain. 

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – September 2, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 149:29


Arts, Beats and Eats weekend, College Football returns, 9/11 NORAD tapes, Trudi v. Mojo, calling Hunter Biden's gallery, a new Bonerline, Maz checks in, Jason Alexander's GoFundMe, and the truth behind Mike Clark's urban legend.Come see us at Arts, Beats & Eats. We have no idea when we'll be out there, but you can see Tom Labuda and buy something from him.Trudi is being accused by Mojo & his staff of being a bully at work. Some people are saying there is actual video of the confrontation.Mike Clark's urban legend has been confirmed by listeners via the Detroit Free Press.College Football is finally back!So is ABBA! Real Music News: The Doors have some new demos out. Drew is determined to own this Jimi Hendrix bobblehead. Metallica has a new Black album box set. Wendy Dio had to shut down the Ronnie James Dio hologram.Calling all Biden Stories: A Florida diner will not allowed Biden voters to eat at their restaurant. Hunter Biden was turned away at a Malibu restaurant. Le Drew attempts to purchase a Hunter Biden from Georges Berges Gallery.Drew and Marc finally tried avocado toast.Taylor North Little League got their own parade.Manscaped.com brings you another Bonerline (use promo code DREW). Call or text 209-66-Boner anytime.Episodes of The Office and Seinfeld have been pulled from circulation because somebody decided can't handle their content in 2021.Charlotte will be the last kid in her school to get a phone. Poor Charlotte.A lesbian affair has engulfed the Ole Miss softball team.Britney Spears' first husband and owner of the best weekend ever, Jason Alexander, needs YOUR money. Donate to his GoFundMe after hearing his compelling argument.Tom Mazawey joins the show to preview games that are already over, NIL madness, the Bishop Sycamore debacle, COVID vs the NFL, the NBA vs the unvaccinated, MLB Network vs John Smoltz & Al Leiter and more.Joe Rogan's cocktail of COVID cures has some people going insane.Impeach Joe Biden! Jen Psaki is in trouble now. Drew declares Kamala Harris Sarah Palin 2.0.Hurricane Ida attacks the Northeast.Lt. Michael Byrd outed himself as the police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt on NBC News.We're still in awe of the new 9/11 documentaries.You can get paid to not shoot people in San Francisco.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

10 Percent True - Tales from the Cockpit
Flying the F-102 Delta Dagger and F-101B Voodoo - Denny Jarvi (Part 3)

10 Percent True - Tales from the Cockpit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 60:07


Flying the F-102A Delta Dagger and F-101B Voodoo - Denny Jarvi (Part 3)Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_...Discussion on Discord: https://discord.gg/9vJ3hPYFQh10PCT #24: Dennis Jarvi, Part 3.00:00:00 Introduction    00:01:57 Air Defence Command   00:05:32 AIM-26 Genie Nuclear Missile  00:13:27 The Area Rule    00:15:28 GCI and Pressure Breathing  00:18:02 Intercept Profiles   00:19:44 F-102 FFAR    00:22:24 AIM-4D Falcon      00:24:17 The Soviet Numbers Game  00:28:47 F-102 Reflections    00:37:34 Wing Loading Explained   00:39:07 F-101B Reflections   00:42:02 Pilot Workload    00:47:19 F-101 Pitch Up Characteristic00:55:01 Favourite Century Series FighterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=GDJU6CM3GWZTN)

Is This Real?
What's going on at Denver International Airport? A Conspiracy Theory Hotspot!

Is This Real?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 60:40


Join us as we dive into all the Conspiracy Theories involving the Denver International Airport. Nazi Symbolism, Lizard people advertisements, An evil looking Blue Mustang sculpture, Freemasons logo on display and underground tunnels! What is going on at the world's 13th busiest airport? stay tuned to find out!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=51933422)

Wiki University
Clay kicking, shaft riding, pipe jacking and more! - Stendhal Syndrome to Hobby Tunneling

Wiki University

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 57:54


Can art be so beautiful that it makes you faint or hallucinate? What secrets are the US Government hiding in the side of mountains? Was an entomologist who dug tunnels under the streets of DC trying to become the creatures he studied? Kyle and Jheisson answer these questions and more as they bore their way across Wikipedia from Stendhal Syndrome to Hobby Tunneling.TOPICS COVEREDStendhal SyndromeSyncope (Fainting)Self defenseSafe RoomFallout ShelterChyanne MountainUtah Construction CompanyUraniumMineralConstruction of the Cheyenne Mountain ComplexUnderground ConstructionTunnel ConstructionTunnelsHobby Tunnels

Highlights from Lunchtime Live
'Let us see the data' - Rob Kennedy on UFO sightings

Highlights from Lunchtime Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 15:30


Opinion Piece By Rob Kennedy 9.06.21   Close examination of information currently being circulated by the media regarding UFOs reveals more about a system of information control, than evidence of alien life.   The avalanche of media reports from ‘60 minutes special on UFOs' to the 2017 New York Times' article entitled ‘Glowing Auras and Black Money' is hard to grasp.      What is clear is that the subject has snowballed since the advent of mass media and is here to stay. Eyewitness reports have multiplied and fed voracious media machines from all corners of the world. Contrary to belief, this is not exclusively an American phenomenon. Last year, Irish citizens witnessed more sightings than any other country in Europe. In 2018, a number of experienced commercial airline pilots reported a perplexing event recorded by Shannon air traffic control which left the public with more questions than answers.      What is going on? Are government agencies really being transparent? What are we to understand from the developments in America? Are those blurry UAP videos real? What is this June UAP report all about? And crucially, who and what should you believe?      I've been following the story since 2017, and I'll try to make sense of it. First, some context and like everything UFO, we must start in America. The reason is, America's military, political and media infrastructure offer more relative transparency than any other country in the world. Here in Ireland, the alphabet soup of US agencies, intelligence committees and military programs can often seem like actors from a Hollywood sci-fi film, but the characters and developments shaping the story are very real.      Since the 1950s, there have been elevated levels of UFO reports. UFO enthusiasts attribute the birth of nuclear technology to this increased activity, but mass media has surely played its part by including opportunistic sensationalism, mixed with rumour, sprinkled with fact. With these sightings comes a fantastical expectancy of a better world where new forms of technology transform our economies, a window to an interstellar world is opened for us to gaze through, and where humans start relating to the planet and each other with increased civility.      The sheer quantity of reports, experiences and commonalities from the public indicate to ‘believers' that governments must know something and are wilfully denying public access to information. From this fervour has grown a movement, known as disclosure, that tries to lobby governments for UFO transparency.      It seems that this movement is gathering momentum. High profile figures have commented on the subject from past intelligence directors such as John Ratcliffe and James Brennan to former President Obama who on a late-night chat show said: "There's footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don't know exactly what they are. We can't explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so … people still take (it) seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is." Obama has contributed to moving the needle on the topic, but he was The President for eight years and yet, did not uncover any x-files.     UAP report request part of COVID bill   In August, the Defense Department announced the establishment of a "UAP Task Force" to "detect, analyze and catalog … incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace (including) examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing." This was then followed by a request by Congress to produce a report, which is due this month, to inform the public and law makers alike of the findings of the UAP task force.      American politicians were pushed into this course of action by a series of videos leaked from inside the Defense Department that purport to show unidentified craft behaving in inexplicable patterns. These videos have been widely circulated and have become known as the ‘tic-tac', ‘go fast' and ‘gimbal' videos. They have been subsequently followed by other videos taken aboard US aircraft carriers that are equally mysterious. Politicians have been quick to seize on the story and frame it as a national security issue. “Anything that enters an airspace that's not supposed to be there is a threat,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. who ordered the report as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and has been a vocal inquisitor of incursions into protected airspace.      In tandem with these videos, came testimony to Congress from Navy and Airforce pilots who say they have encountered and interacted with UFOs. Commander David Fravor, a top gun graduate, has gone onto multiple popular media platforms and talked freely about his experience. "I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," Fravor told ABC News. "I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close." It is worth remembering that Commander Fravor saw this object, but never recorded it with the instrumentation on his super hornet F-18.      It is here I would like to make a distinction. The videos that were released have not been publicly confirmed as anything other than unidentified by the Department of Defense. In addition, the pilots that recorded these videos have not been as forthcoming in support of their videos, as Commander Fravor of his experience. Debunkers have rightly questioned the veracity of the videos and offered more earthly and mundane explanations, which begs the question – who should you believe?     Access to Information   I taught in the Middle East for many years where cultural and religious barriers meant ideas were accepted based on whether they challenged society's power structures, in which every citizen had a vested interest. Discussing human evolution with fellow lecturers from the region was always interesting as I was openly mocked for suggesting that humans were not created from ribs and dust.   In a similar manner, global institutions may have to be rethought and restructured if their ideas are successfully challenged. Religious, governmental, and military bodies, who have insisted on a controlled narrative since their inception, would suffer a loss of public faith if contradictory information ever came to light, and they knowingly hid it.   However, in a masochistic slap in the face, it is exactly these institutions that people look to for validation. These power structures hold the information, influence, and power to change public understanding of the issue. But why would they offer disclosure if it would result in loss of faith placed in them by society? Surely, it would cause a self-inflicting wound?      The UAP report may be able to add clarity. They could release the radar information that accompanies pilot interactions. According to Kevin Day who operated the radar systems on the Nimitz in 2004 where commander Fravor interacted with the TicTac UFO, “objects fell out of the sky from 28,000 feet down to the surface of the ocean in less than one second…….no sonic booms”.   So, let's see the data. Release to the public, all the radar data related to the hundreds of interactions reported by military personnel. Better still, open all the data available from other potential sources of possible UFO information collection systems such as NORAD, The Joint Surveillance System, The Space Based Infrared System, The U.S. Space Surveillance Network and The Global Infrasound Acoustic Monitoring Network. Working together, these organisations could put this debate to bed and end the outcry for disclosure once and for all.      Of course, this is not going to happen. So, what are we left with?     Research has found that eyewitness-identification testimony can be very unreliable. Memory, visual perception, and bias can warp interpretation. In courtrooms across the world, human testimony is used to identify and incarcerate perpetrators of crime, sometimes wrongfully. UFO sightings are, more often than not, explained by balloons, birds, satellites and a myriad of atmospheric conditions. However, we cannot discount human testimony altogether. It is important.   We must hear people's stories. What is interesting is that thousands of people have reported commonalities in their sightings. The stories share common themes, interactions and leave similar impressions. From Westhall in Australia and Ariel in Zimbabwe where school children and staff witnessed saucer shaped craft, to Roscommon and Wexford where witnesses reported lights zigzagging across the night sky at tremendous speeds, testimony has value. It is this testimony from ordinary people that often prove more consistent and credible than the tampered reports and releases from institutional power structures.      Some of these stories are extraordinary and seem so outlandish as to be ridiculous. Attention seekers and opportunists exist in all walks of life and scepticism is an important tool which shouldn't be abandoned. However, most members of the public that come forward risk ridicule, mockery, and alienation. They come forward, not because they have something to gain, in contrast, they have lots to lose. It takes a certain bravery to stand up and speak about controversial subjects that challenge people's established worldview and speak to power. In the same fashion we have shown empathy to other movements that impact people, we must extend understanding to those that claim to have witnessed UFOs. Only when that is done, can we decide who to believe.   Irish UFO Gathering Ireland 2021 is taking place on the 13th and 14th of August. For more information:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/326785665289976 - Irish UFO Gathering   https://twitter.com/UFOIreland1    Image by Peter Lomas from Pixabay  

Labrador Morning from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)
HV-GB Mayor Wally Andersen, Distance Learning, and NORAD Arctic Exercise

Labrador Morning from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 50:38


Salmon poaching charges against a high profile surgeon from Corner Brook are dropped after a problem with identification witnesses. Here & Now's Anthony Germain joins us to talk about the trial of Dr. Justin French. An arctic air defence exercise named Amalgam Dart is being conducted by NORAD at 5 Wing Goose Bay. We speak with Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Parisien and Corporal Charles Migneault about it. Provincial Airlines is expanding to fill the gap in regional flights left behind when Air Canada pulled out of many routes. Janine Browne from PAL joins us to talk about it. Learning online is our new normal, but for some students in Labrador always been the norm. We hear about the CDLI experience from students Ella Jacque in Rigolet and Casandra Curl in St. Lewis. The Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay says the town is brush cutting and hiring a security company to patrol the trail area for the safety of residents, including the people who camp there. We hear from Mayor Wally Andersen today. Finally, the province's nurses union wants to fix the nurse shortage issue. We hear from President Yvette Cooper.

The CGAI Podcast Network
Defence Deconstructed: Losing Firms and the Procurement Ecosystem

The CGAI Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 37:13


On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry welcomes Marcia Mills,Daniel Ross, and LGen (ret'd) Charles Bouchard to discuss how firms who win and lost bids influence the procurement ecosystem. This episode was made possible thanks to the Department of National Defence's MINDS Program, CGAI's strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada and General Dynamics, BAE Systems, and Saab. Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding, a strategic partner of the federal government's National Shipbuilding Strategy, providing skilled, well-paying jobs that support Canada's economic recovery. Participant's Bio: Marcia Mills is a Procurement Counsel, Fasken LLP. She has over a decade of public procurement experience with the Federal government. She is uniquely positioned to provide clients with legal and strategic advice throughout the procurement cycle, from Industry engagement, responding to Letters of Interest, Requests for Information and Requests for Proposals, to contract negotiating & execution; as well as advice on government policies and procurement processes. Daniel Ross is currently a part-time Executive in Residence and Visiting Professor at the Telfer School of Management where he teaches Complex Project Leadership. He was Assistant Deputy Minister Materiel from May 2005 to December 2012 with the Department of National Defence. Charles Bouchard joined the Lockheed Martin team in September 2013 following a successful career in the Canadian Armed Forces spanning over 37 years. He retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force at the rank of Lieutenant General. His military career includes many senior leadership roles in Canada, NORAD and NATO, illustrating a strong understanding of national security, international cooperation and stakeholder relations. Host Bio: Dave Perry (host): Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (www.cgai.ca/david_perry) Recording Date: 7 April 2021 Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary. Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips

This Week In History
TWIH 64 Operation Sky Shield

This Week In History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 36:25


This Week in History we are covering one of the biggest air operations in the world did America get Nuked by the British? Twice?

Amalia Kussner - Miniature Artist of the Gilded Age
Gen. Laurence Kuter - His Fascinating Career and the Air Force

Amalia Kussner - Miniature Artist of the Gilded Age

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 41:14


Gen. Laurence Kuter, was instrumental in the founding of the Air Force. Though not your typical "ace flyer", his organizational abilities and expert handling of crises - placed him at critical junctures in our 20th century military history. You'll hear how he was a key participant in many historical events, spanning pre-WW2 through the Cold War, and finishing his career as the 2nd commander of NORAD.  His fascinating life will be presented by Dr. Brian Laslie, currently the Command Historian at the United State Air Force Academy. You will also hear about Kuter's wife, Ethel Lyddon Kuter, who was both a true partner and accomplished in her own right. Laslie's biography on Kuter, "Architect of Air Power",  can be found on Amazon at this link. He also is a content contributor to the podcast series - From Balloons to Drones, which explores the development of airpower. Images related to this podcast can be found at the Instagram account - phihpod. 

In Pursuit of Development
Navigating by judgment to achieve development impact — Dan Honig

In Pursuit of Development

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 61:12


In an excellent book on how aid agencies manage foreign aid projects, Dan Honig argues that tight top-down controls and a focus on target-setting and metrics often lead aid projects astray. If one navigates from the top, one may achieve more management control, more oversight, and more standardized behavior. But this may be at the cost of flexibility and adaptability. By contrast, if one empowers those closest to the ground, and focuses on what field agents can see and learn, we may apply so-called “soft information” that will in turn allow for more flexibility. Managing large organizations is not easy. And most politicians and bureaucrats struggle to find the right balance between when to control and when to let go. In the book Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top-Down Control of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work, Dan Honig argues that a misplaced sense of what it means to “succeed” encourages many aid agencies to get the balance wrong.Dan Honig is an assistant professor of international development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is currently a visiting fellow at Leiden University’s Institute of Political Science, and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was previously special assistant, then advisor, to successive Ministers of Finance in Liberia and ran a local nonprofit in East Timor focused on helping post-conflict youth realize the power of their own ideas.Dan is busy completing his next book on “Mission-Driven Bureaucrats”, which explores the relationship between motivation, management practice, organizational mission, and performance in the public service.   Actually Navigating byJudgment: Towards aNew Paradigm of DonorAccountability Where theCurrent System Doesn’t Work (policy paper, Centre for Global Development)Managing Better: What All of Us Can Do to Encourage AidSuccess (CGD Brief, Center for Global Development)"Making Good On Donors' Desire to Do Development Differently", Third World Quarterly 39:1, 68-84 (Honig & Gulrajani, 2018)."Information, Power, & Location:  World Bank Staff Decentralization and Aid Project Success”, Governance 33:4, 749-769. (2020)The Limits of Accounting-Based Accountability in Education (and Far Beyond): Why More Accounting Will Rarely Solve Accountability Problems (Honig & Pritchett, working paper, Center for Global Development)Dan Honig on TwitterDan Banik and In Pursuit of Development on Twitterhttps://in-pursuit-of-development.simplecast.com/ 

Kommunikasjonspodden
Bærekraftsmålene – hvordan kan kommunikasjon bidra?

Kommunikasjonspodden

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 34:52


Er kommunikasjonsfolk en løsning eller hindring for å nå bærekraftsmålene? Med nasjonale kampanjer ledet av Marte Lid, har Norad lyktes i å doble folks kjennskap til målene på få år. Teknologi- og bærekraftsdirektør i IKT Norge, Mali Hole Skogen, mener begrepet "bærekraft" er så utvannet at det nesten er ubrukelig (20:39).

Midnight Train Podcast
The Real Men In Black

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 131:08


BECOME A PRODUCER! http://www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast   Find The Midnight Train Podcast: www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com www.facebook.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.twitter.com/themidnighttrainpc www.instagram.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.discord.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.tiktok.com/themidnighttrainp   And wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.   Subscribe to our official YouTube channel: OUR YOUTUBE   Tonight on the Midnight Train we are exploring the world of the men in black. That's right we're going to be talking about the best Johnny Cash cover band to ever live!!! Oh wait… Wrong notes… We're actually talking about the real men in black tonight… Not the movies… The good stuff.    So first off.. Let's get into what the men (and women) in black may be, then a few fun encounter stories!   So many people have theories on who or what the men in black are. These theories range from the mundane to the insane! Government agents, to paranormal, to extraterrestrial and everything in between. Government agents seem to be the most prevalent answer to who the men in black are mostly because of the circumstances behind their appearances.         If you don’t know already, the Men in Black, also known as the MIB, are men from a secret government organization aimed at keeping the existence of aliens away from the public eye. They are typically bald, going as far as even not having eyelashes. All are required to wear a plain black suit and black fedora as to keep from arousing suspicion and to intimidate individuals. They speak in a very monotoned nature and never reveal their true identity. Some have reported them calling each other by identification numbers rather than name. The Men in Black idea was accepted by many in the conspiracy-prone UFO community, partly because it seemed to legitimize the truth of eyewitness reports. No matter how outlandish their story, if an eyewitness credibly claimed that he or she had been threatened, the story seemed more plausible. After all, if the story was bogus, why would the government take an interest in the eyewitnesses, much less try to silence them? They typically come in groups of three barging into homes and brandishing a badge of some sort. It seems their only purpose is to rattle and disturb  the target individual. The men seem to already know about the experience and even know details that the individual may not know. After initially questioning the individual on the experience, there is generally some sort of threat made to try and encourage the individual to keep quiet. Often they say that it is for the good of the individual, the country or even the world. Occasionally some have even claimed it was for the good of the universe.  Most people believed that the MIB were just what they claimed to be, a secret branch of the air force.  But it seems to some  that as the strangeness of  the sightings increased, people who experienced the MIB and other researchers started to think that this was much more than a simple branch of the government. Some started to notice that the MIB seemed to be distinctly...unhuman. Skin has been reported to look like plastic or rubber, and as stated earlier they seem to have no hair including eyelashes and eyebrows. They walk and move around in a clumsy manner and seem to struggle with basic human interaction. They seem to misuse common english words and display strange and disturbing body language. So with all this being said, where did all of these stories begin, well let's find out. The very first recorded brush with the MIB came in 1947 from one Harold Dahl.          Dahl was fishing with his son and dog one day. He saw six strange looking and unidentified craft in the sky. As they stared into the sky, Dahl claims one of the craft dumped what he described as molten lava onto the boat. The substance landed directly on the dog killing it. Dahl and his son both suffered severe burns and had to be hospitalized. After Dahl recuperated he had the presence of mind to collect some of the material that was left on his boat after the incident. After this Dahl was greeted at his door one day bya man dressed all in black. He demanded Dahl forget everything that he witnessed. After several more visits Dahl was compelled to listen to what the man said and left it alone.    THis is kinda crazy!      The next and one of the most infamous accounts we are going to talk about is that of Albert Bender. This one gets pretty crazy, so buckle up passengers. Bender's experience is one of the earliest and most well documented  accounts of the MIB. He was an office clerk and served a brief stint in the military during world war 2. After he returned he moved into his fathers attic. Bender would eventually be the founder of  the first major civilian UFO investigation group, the International Flying Saucer Bureau or the IFSB. He brought the group to the forefront of the ufo investigation community with the publishing of a periodical The Space Review in 1952. Soon like minded individuals began contacting Bender from all over the world with their own UFO stories. As the IFSB became more and more popular, its popularity would ultimately be the thing that found it completely shut down!        Bender would find himself on the receiving end of some very strange phenomena. It began with a strange phone call. Bender picked up the phone and as soon as he put it to his ear he felt strange, and a chill went up and down his spine. He repeatedly asked hello but no one responded but he knew someone was there. He felt dizzy and hung up and went and laid down. He sort of forgot about the call until a little later in the week when he decided to take in a movie. It was just past midnight when the movie ended and he began to walk home. He couldn't see anything but he could feel someone, or something, following him.  He sped up to make it home and quietly made his way to his room. When he opened the door to the attic he was hit with an extremely foul odor, and that's not all. He was also presented with a floating orb in the middle of the room. H switched on the light and quickly the orb was gone. Bender was not sure what had just happened, was it just in his head, was it a strange paranormal phenomena? Well, he soon realized it couldn't have all been in his head. As he looked around the room he could see that there were wrecked items all over his attic room. His files were all over the floor, laid out as if someone had been looking through them all looking for some sort of information. While this incident was shocking an unsettling Bender kept pushing forward with his work with the IFSB. A few weeks later he yet again had a strange incident at the movie theater. He was sitting in seat and had the feeling that someone was staring at him, but upon looking around the theater he couldn't see anyone particularly looking in his direction. Then as he continued to look around he was shocked to turn back around and see a man, dressed all in black, suddenly occupying the empty seat next to him. It was as if the man just popped into existence. His appearance was just as strange as his arrival. He had a long black trench coat, black fedora, and most strangely his eyes seemed to glow unnaturally in the darkness. As with the phone call and the last theater experience, Bender began to feel sick. He closed his eyes as the room began to spin. When he opened his eyes again the strange man was gone. He tried to rationalize the experience any way he could and get back to watching the movie. Soon though he got the same feeling of being watched. He began to look around and soon to his dismay he found that the same strange man was sitting directly behind them. He was staring at Bender with anger in his eyes. After this he got up and headed home from the theater as he was thoroughly unsettled. For the next few months strange things would continue to happen. Then came the day the MIB contacted him.           Bender decided to develop a “Contact day” with his followers and fellow members of the IFSB and the ufo community. He felt that contact could be made telepathically with the occupants of the UFOs if the whole of the group would set aside a specific time to all stop and continually repeat a memorized mantra directed towards the UFOs. he put out a bulletin in the space review asking all to join him on a specific day and time to do this. You can find the mantra online and oddly enough it was also the basis of a pop song that was ultimately made a hit song by the Carpenters. At any rate on the designated contact day at 6pmhe laid down in his quiet attic and started repeating the mantra. The third time he repeated the words he felt the temperature in the room drop and he developed a terrible headache. The headache was followed by a terrible sulfur smell. He says shortly after this he passed out. Next thing he knew there were flashing blue lights and his headache was worse. All of a sudden the headache was gone and he found himself floating above his own body. He was having an out of body experience! He began to hear a distinct voice. The voice stated:                                     “we have been watching you, and your activities. Please be advised to discontinue delving into the mysteries of the universe. We will make an appearance if you disobey.”          Where did this voice come from? This did not seem to be the response from an e.t. he was looking for. Bender mentally asked why whoever the voice was coming from was not friendly to him as he meant them no harm. The voice responded:                               “We have a special assignment and we must not be disturbed by your people!”   Wow   The entity left Bender with the following remark:       “ We are among you and know your every move. Be advised we are here on your earth.”       After this he opened his eyes and was back in his body. In that moment he could have sworn he saw a figure dressed all in blck in the corner of the room. As he gathered himself he saw nothing though. Was it just a crazy dream, maybe but there was something about this incident he couldn't shake no matter what he did. Over the next few days he became physically ill and could not sleep. It was as if something was sucking his lifesource out of him. He wrote everything down and locked it in his safe until he could figure out what to do.He eventually decided to publish the incident in The Space Review. He went to get the letter he had written detailing his incident  from the safe but it was gone! There was that same strange sulfur smell emanating from the safe ! He couldn't figure out what was going on, but he would soon get his answer! A week or so later he had the same sort of incident he had before. He saw the blue flashing lights and ended up floating above his body again. This time though he was more aware and could look around the room. As he did he saw three figures dressed all in black wearing fedoras emerged from the darkness. One of them spoke to him and said the following:               “You have dedicated yourself to the solution of the strange problem of unidentified objects in your atmosphere. Your interest is deep and sincere, and you have devoted many hours to it. We also know that such interest and determination may lead to something that could bring you harm. We also know that you are a very good contact for us on your planet earth. You are an average person and we know that anything we tell you will not be believed by anyone you might tell. You are not a person of great renown on your planet , therefore we have nothing to fear at present. We have a purposefor being here and we will be here for some time yet. We must not be disturbed in our ultimate goal. As you see us here we are not in our natural form. We have found it necessary to take on the form of your people while we are here. This is mainly used as a means of returning here without being detected by anyone. We have made numerous contacts on earth with craft  and at present we have craft hidden on your planet. We have gone to great extremes at times to frighten off your earths people and it has resulted in their deaths. We Have also found it necessary to carry off earth people to use their bodies to disguise our own! We wish to keep in touch with you and tell you many things as one day you will write about this and we are certain no one will believe you, but you will be much wiser than anyone else on your panet. You will know what is out there in space and you will know what the future holds for your mankind. You will see all three of us again, but we will not tell you our names as they mean nothing to you. Refer to us as numbers 1,2,and 3. We will answer according to number. We will leave you with a small piece of metal similar to your coins. It is to be kept in a secure place of your own. We wish to have you come with us at a time to be announced soon. “   Bender then woke up and found himself clutching a strange piece of cold metal. This made it hard for Bender to believe that this was just a sort of dream.    After this incident Bender seemingly went from a man hellbent of proving the existence of UFOs to a man who wanted nothing to do with them! His colleagues noticed this change and everyone thought it was strange to say the least. All Bender would tell everyone was that he was visited by three men of authority who convinced him it would be best to shut down the IFSB. Without giving any other explanation or reason, Bender tendered his resignation as head of the IFSB. Author Grey Barker wrote a book about Benders experiences and the last days of the IFSB titled “They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers”. It was Barker who was the first to put forth the theory that there was a secret organization actively trying to silence those who had experienced anything having to do with UFOs. As Barker continued to dig into what had happened to Bender, he became convinced that the government knew much more than was ever let on. He even became convinced that the government may have cut some kind of deal with ETs. He placed the blame so to speak for these theories on the shoulders of Dwight D Eisenhower! This timeline is interesting to conspiracy theorists because at this time, eisenhower was in the middle of his first term as president and if you keep up with your alien conspiracy theories like we do, you'd know that it is claimed that Eisenhower signed an official treaty with an extraterrestrial civilization at this exact time! Barker was one of the first to bring this theory out to the mainstream.        While this may all seem crazy just maybe it's not as crazy as you might think! After Barker started talking about his theories and Eisenhower, he would soon get his own visit from the MIB!! According to Barker a man dressed all in black showed up at his door with one of Barkers brand new business cards demanding to know what the card was all about. The card identified Barker as chief investigator for the now defunct IFSB. After Barker gave the man his explanation, the man told him that this card was found on a  man that was admitted to a local hospital. The man had no identification on him, only the business card. The man claimed he was following the business card as a lead to find out who the man was. Barker told the man he did not know the john doe.  The man in black seemed to accept this answer and left his office. It dawned on Barked that it would be virtually impossible for an unknown man to have his business card as they had only been printed a couple days earlier and he had not given but a few out. This made it hard for Barker to swallow the excuse the man gave to be there.           At this time even though the US branch of the IFSB was shut down, the Australian and British branches had chosen to forge ahead. The director of the Australian branch, Edgar Gerald, would be the next to experience the MIB. Soon after Bender resigned, Gerald began to see a black Cadillac routinely parked outside of his office. Soon he would see the car more often with a strange pair of men dressed all in black sitting inside. It seemed everytime he looked out of his window, these men were staring back at him. He began to receive strange phone calls shortly after the car started showing up. He knew that the two were connected. He then started experiencing harassment in the form of..well...poltergeist activity! He would hear strange unexplained knocking sounds in and around his home. Household items began to disappear and reappear in strange places. This strangeness continued for the next few weeks until it entered into the realm of physical violence. Gerald was pushed down the stairs by an unseen force. This occurred in public at a popular department store.  After this incident Gerald became a believer in the fact there was a campaign to silence those that sought to expose information about UFOs and resigned his post at he Australian branch of theIFSB. Bender and Gerald had frequent conversation and it is thought that Bender let Gerald in on more of his secrets than anyone else. This led many to speculate that the MIB went after the next man up in the chain of knowledge. While Barker had changed his mind on the validity of Benders claims of the more paranormal aspects of his story, he still believed the MIB to be just a strange branch of the US government. But many would speculate that Geralds experience thousands of miles away would lend credit to the theory that the agency was more than just something from this planet.   So are the MIB simply humans working for the government? Aliens masquerading as humans? Humans masquerading as aliens? To those who have experienced these men and women, that is one of the most frustrating questions.   Cynthia Appleton was a british housewife with no previous interest in the paranormal. Her tale began on November 16 1957. She walked into her living room and felt an immense feeling of oppression. Cynthia watched as an intense illumination filled her home. She then experienced the phenomena of missing time. She looked at her clock and noticed it was an hour later than she remembered yet she had no memory of what had transpired in that hour. Had she been daydreaming for an hour? She didn't know how else to explain it but two days later she experienced another incident. As she went upstairs to check on her sleeping child, she stopped to admire the strange color the sky had become. At that time she felt the same feeling she felt two days earlier. She then heard a strange high pitched humming sound that seemed to come from everywhere all at once. The sound intensified and it felt like it was vibrating through her body. She said the vibration became so intense she felt as if her body would be torn apart. Then, just as quickly as it started, then phenomena ended. She then noticed a haze swirling around the room until it started to pixelate. All of a sudden a holographic projection snapped in to focus of a strange man. The man was described as nordic looking and wearing a spacesuit which would resemble those of the Apollo missions even though the Apollo missions were years away. Cynthia was terrified but the being repeatedly told her to not be afraid in her own head. And after a minute she found she was calm and not afraid. The being informed Cynthia that it came from a planet called Gharnasvarn. The man then drew a holographic screen out of thin air to show her pictures of his planet and people. Shortly after this incident the man would return with two others, notas a holographic projection, but in a black Cadillac. The three showed up and when Cynthia answered the door she saw them dressed in all black attire. The nordic looking visitor was now there in person and dressed in full MIB garb right down to the fedora! From February to August of 1958 there were frequent visits that took on a more decidedly MIB feel to them. During the course of one visit, one of the men told her he'd been hurt and showed Cynthia his finger which appeared to be badly burned. He asked Cynthia for only a glass of warm water. She brought him the water and he proceeded to dip his finger into the bowl then squeeze some sort of gel on his skin and it was instantly healed. The trio then left the house. Cynthia then noticed that the man had left a piece of skin in the bowl of water. She gathered the piece of skin and the artifact was sent for testing. The skin was deemed not to be human but it closely resembled that of a pig. Later , when it was found that human and pig DNA were very similar, some would speculate that the skin was actually grown in a lab. The skin tissue contained proteins similar to those used to grow skin in petri dishes. This led to speculation that the MIB are not natural born human beings but clones grown in a lab!! That's a crazy ass tale to say the least! If you are into aliens and spacemen you undoubtedly know the story of the Solway Firth spaceman. But what a lot of people don't know ist that the Solway Firth incident also spawned a MIB meeting!  On May 24, 1964 Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland, took three pictures of his daughter on a trip to Burgh Marsh. There was nobody else in the area except two old women sitting in a parked car at the far end of the marsh. When he went to get the pictures the clerk who gave him his photos back made a remark about how the pictures were great but that it was a shame that one of the best ones was ruined by the man in the background wearing a spacesuit . He pulled out the pictures and was shocked to see that what the clerk had said was indeed true. He saw the picture of his daughter with what truly looked like a man in a space suit right behind her looking right at the camera. Jim was confused and alarmed so he went to the police station to see if they could clear this up. The police were baffled as well. The photo was sent to a lab where it was determined that the photo did not contain any double exposure or any kind of a superimposed photo. The man in the image was indeed there in real life when the picture was taken. Theories began to pour in. Many claimed that the individual was not detectable by the human eye because it was popping in out  of dimensional space so fast that it was only detectable by the split second timing of Jims camera shutter. After the story gained traction and speculation ran wild, the MIB made a visit. Later that summer they received a phone call from a man saying he had some questions about the photo and was interested in investigating the incident. Jim was interested in getting to the bottom of the incident and agreed to talk to the man. A couple days later a black car pulled up to Jim's house and two men dressed all in black came to the door. They were polite at first but as the conversation went on the men seemed to become irritated and were demanding that jim get into their car and take them to the spot where the incident happened. He agreed and got into the car with the men. When they got to the spot the MIB started grilling Jim about every detail of the day. They even asked about  seemingly menial details such as exact weather conditions and even what wildlife was present at the time of the photo. They seemed to be specifically interested in the behavior of any cows and sheep at the scene. The men then essentially accused Jim of lying when they started to continuously ask him who the man in the photo really was. The men repeatedly demanded to know where the man he collaborated with on the photo was. When Jim answered that he had no idea who or what the man was, the men eventually looked at one another and just shrugged and the men turned and walked back to the car. Jim watched as the men got into the, dumbfounded at what had just transpired, and realized the men were about to leave him. He shouted after the men and jogged towards the car but the two men just took off at a high rate of speed leaving Jim there by himself. Jim then had to walk several miles back home by himself.    On august 3rd 1965 Rex Hefflin was running the road as a California highway inspector. He was concerned that a tree had fallen in front of a railway crossing sign. Hefflin was afraid people would not slow down and use caution so he radioed to dispatch to have them send a tree removal crew. When he tried to send his message he realized the airwaves were dead. He had thought this was a temporary issue so he tried again. Just then he noticed something out of the corner of his eye. When he turned to look he saw an unidentified object moving across the sky in his direction. It was very close to him yet it made no sound. He estimated that this floating skyscraper, as he called it, was about 150 ft. in length. He quickly snapped three photos of the craft before it left his field of vision. Many say these photos were the best detailed close up photos of  a UFO ever taken. The pictures showed detailed closeups of complex machinery on the bottom of the craft as well as a searchlight  shining down onto the road. All of these things would have been pretty hard to hoax back in 65.  Hefflin himself was actually not that impressed with the photos as he thought that what he had seen was just some as yet unknown military or government craft. His friends however did not share this view and convinced Hefflin to take the photos to the papers. Once the photos were out for all to see Hefflins life began to change. Soon he was being bombarded by UFO researchers asking what he'd seen. Then he had to deal with officials from local military bases asking to examine the pictures. After seeing the pictures the military officials handed them back to Hefflin, but this would not be the last “government official” Hefflin would encounter. Soon after  the military brass examined the photos, Hefflin was approached by a man claiming to be from the North American Air Defense Command or NORAD. The man was dressed typically of the MIB and flashed some sort of official lookin badge. The man claimed he needed to borrow the pictures for study. Since the other military officials had returned them, he didn't hesitate to loan them to the man. After several weeks of no contact or word on when he would get his pictures back, he contacted NORAD. When he called though, he was guaranteed no representative of theirs had visited Hefflin. They told him that in fact they were not responsible for the evaluation of UFOs and therefore would have no need to collect pictures of UFOS. Hefflin then realized the man who took his photos was an imposter. But who was he and where was he from? Since this incident , through the freedom of information act, there have been several memos uncovered that showed that the US government was just as confused and interested in the MIB tale and were actively seeking to unmask the imposter. So much so that an official memo from the Air Force was titled Impersonation Of Air Force Officers. This memo showed that the Air Force did not know who this person was and that they were concerned that he passed himself off as a NORAD official. The memo mentions Heflins encounter and another subsequent incident involving a man dressed in fatigues intimidating civilians and even police officers that had witnessed a UFO. The imposter informed them that they did not see what they thought they saw and that they should not speak of the incident. They did not know the identity of these imposters. The memo implored any Air Force personnel  that witness this type of activity or hear others talk about it, to send all reports  to the Office of Special Investigation, or the OSI.    That same year the University of Colorado began the conden report led by Edward Conden. It sought to investigate the best information from the Air Force's own investigations of UFOs, project Bluebook. Hefflin’s UFO sighting and subsequent meeting with the MIB would be one of many subjects in the conden report. In fact one investigator who was charged with interviewing Hefflin, says that his incident was one of the top in the report.  Oddly enough the MIB seemed to take notice of the new attention as well. In the middle of the Conden investigation the MIB paid Hefflin a second visit. This time they pulled up in a pitch black vehicle, then two men in Air Force uniforms got out. The two men immediately began hounding him about recent UFO sightings in the are and also oddly brought up people missing in UFO incidents at the Bermuda Triangle. The two men entered his home and Hefflin could feel a strange charge in the air and his radio started crackling and popping. Hefflin says that while the two men did not directly threaten him, he recalls that their whole demeanor was threatening. And while they continually discussed UFO incidents that were not directly related to him, he says they became increasingly agitated and angry. As they went on, Hefflin could not get a word in. He insisted on knowing the full name and ranks of the men in his house. He was actually surprised when the two men divulged to him that info. When he contacted the Air Force they could find nobody matching the names and ranks the two men had given.    Next up we are gonna discuss John Keel. Keel was the first person to use the term Men In Black. Keels association with the men in black began on december 15th 1966. A group of West Virginia teens were hanging out in an area called the TNT area. Parked in the spot they were hanging out being typical teenagers when they spotted something in the rearview mirror. They saw an entity standing 7 ft tall. It had moth-like wings wrapped around its body and eyes that glowed red through the darkness. The driver slammed on the gas and took off, driving to the police station to report what they had seen. The deputy who took the report, while weary of entering such details into an official police report, knew these kids well and knew they were not the sort to make up stories for no reason. He could also tell that these kids were frightened out of their minds. The deputy offered to go back to the sight with the kids but their search turned up nothing. The next morning similar reports were popping up all over the area. The locals had also already come up with a name for the beast, you guessed it..they dubbed it..The Mothman! Keel became famous for reporting these incidents with the mothman. It was also while investigating and reporting on the Mothman that Keel came face to face with the MIB. Oddly enough before he would hear of the Men in black, Keel would get reports of a Woman n Black. The woman would show up at witnesses houses holding a clipboard and would introduce herself as an associate of keels and badger the witnesses about ufos and other paranormal happenings. Just like the MIB she seemed to have an uncanny knowledge of the witnesses' lives and would make them uneasy by revealing details of their health and lifestyle.  Several people wrote to Keel asking him to please stop sending his secretary around to question them. Keel informed them that he certainly had no secretary or anyone else working for him and that he was extremely confused by the situation. The experiences with this WIB were accompanied by the typical sightings of the black Cadillacs of the MIB which were seen roaming the streets at all hours of the day. Men dressed all in black would park the cars and get out and canvas the area. They claimed to be census takers, various types of federal employees, and social workers. One popular tactic of these MIB was to pound on someone's door only to ask for a glass of water, not to discuss the Mothman at all. As the sightings of the mothman became more frequent so did the MIB sightings and incidents. The MIB seemed to become increasingly hostile in their approach. One highschool student was even the target of a kidnapping by these MIB. She got away but later that evening a note slipped under her door that read “be careful girl, i can get you yet”. As the principal investigator of the mothman incidents, Keel became a target for the MIB as well. After leaving West Virginia, the MIB followed him back to New York. Keel often mentioned MIB types following him around Manhattan. He once received a phone call asking him to meet and discuss his work. When he went to Long island the MIB told him to end his inquest into the mothman or something bad would happen to him. Keel would eventually come into contact with an MIB who claimed his name was Apole. He tld Keel that he was trapped in time and forced to jump about from the past to the future. This another layer of the MIB enigma. Keel would later claim that he believed the MIB were a whole other level of entity from somewhere just beyond our perception. These beings he termed Ultra terrestrials. While searching to uncover the mystery of what was happening in West Virginia, keels seems to have deepened it more.    So we wanted to give you sort of the history...the beginnings of the MIB phenomena before we got too far gone. The previous timeline is essentially the beginnings of the MIB lore until they officially got their name. Since Keel coined the term and had his own crazy story with the MIB sightings and visits have continued to modern day. Next we have a couple more crazy tales of more recent MIB encounters!   Paul Miller was returning home after a hunting trip when they saw a “luminous” disc in the sky. The disc landed in an empty field, and two humanoids emerged from the craft. Miller fired his gun at them, and believed to have injured one, when he fled down a rural road in his car. However, in that moment, he realized he had lost time. It was almost three hours later than when he first encountered the craft. He shrugged it off, and went back to his Air Force job the next day.   However, upon entering work, he was immediately confronted by three men in black suits. They told him that they “had his file.” Despite having told nobody about the event, the men said that they “knew all about it” and mentioned that the encounter would be best forgotten. Paul says:   They seemed to know everything about me; where I worked, my name, everything else,” Miller said. They also asked questions about his experiences as if they already knew the answers.   Miller, terrified, did not come forward about his experience until years later.         Danny Gordon was a radio personality who became interested in a flurry of Wythe County UFO sightings. Multiple people across the county claimed to have seen bizarre objects in the sky, and Gordon decided to investigate.   Gordon became obsessed with getting photos of the objects, including one time where an entire school bus of students saw the UFOs flying over a shopping mall as Gordon took photos. Eventually, Gordon snapped a few photos at extremely close range that allegedly verified they were not of this world.   However, strange things began happening to Gordon. He received a phone call from a man who claimed to be “ex-military” and warned him that his research could “cost him everything” and urged him to stop for “his family’s sake.”   Gordon was also “interviewed” by two men in black suits who claimed to work for a magazine publication. Not long after the interview, Gordon realized all his photos were missing. He contacted the magazine for information, and they claimed to have never heard of him, much less commissioned an article about him.   Not long after, Gordon suffered a heart attack, and his doctor warned him that all the research and stress was jeopardizing his health. Gordon gave up the story, and was never bothered again.   Dr. Herbert Hopkins was working as a consultant on a UFO case in Maine. One evening he received a phone call from someone purporting to be an activist in the UFO community, asking him if he could visit Hopkins to discuss the case. Only minutes later, the man arrived.   The man was wearing a black suit and black tie, and had very unusual facial appearances, with no hair or eyebrows, and an extremely pale figure. Hopkins’ dog began barking erratically the minute the man entered the home. After the bizarre visitor was finished questioning him about the UFO case, the visit got even stranger. Here’s how it went according to the website The Night Sky:                 "The Man in Black] informed Hopkins that there were two coins in Hopkins’ pocket (which was correct) and asked him to remove one. Hopkins complied and held the coin, a shiny new penny, in the palm of his hand. The MIB told Hopkins to watch the coin closely. After a few moments the coin took on a “silvery” appearance and then appeared to be going out of focus. It then began to fade and, eventually, disappeared altogether. The MIB informed Hopkins that the coin would never be seen ‘on this plane’ again. He then inquired as to whether Hopkins was familiar with alleged UFO abductee Barney Hill. Hopkins replied that he had heard of Hill, but was under the impression that he had died in the not too distant past. The MIB informed Hopkins that was correct. “Barney didn’t have a heart,” said the MIB, “just like you no longer have a coin.” (It should be noted that Barney Hill actually died of a cerebral hemorrhage.) The MIB then gently suggested that Hopkins destroy any material he had related to the UFO case."   Hopkins, extremely shaken by the encounter, followed the advice of the man and burned all the files he had related to the case. While he had repeated phone troubles after (the phone company said his line had been tampered with, maybe to tap it?) he never saw the man again.   And here's a final fun one from none other than Dan Akroyd!!!   In 2002, Aykroyd was working on a documentary for the SciFi channel with a number of recognized names in the world of ufology, including Linda Moulton Howe,  Steven Greer, and John Mack. They had filmed eight episodes of a series that was close to airing.   One day after filming, Aykroyd stepped outside for a cigarette and answered a phone call from Britney Spears who wanted to talk about an upcoming SNL episode. While he was on the phone he said he turned and looked out onto 42nd street in New York and noticed a black SUV with a tall man dressed in black giving him a dirty look. Aykroyd turned away, but then did a double-take within a matter of a second and the car had vanished.   Two hours later, Aykroyd and the cast were told the show had been cancelled completely and would never air. To this day they were never given a reason why.   So what the fuck are the men in black? Humans, aliens, interdimensional beings, clones made in a lab,... Who knows. Are they even real? Who knows, but there are thought people out there who are sure they do exist because they've come face to ugly face with them. Even freaking Dan Aykroyd for crying out loud. Some folklorists, however, claim that the whole idea of “Men in Black” is itself a form of mass panic or of “psychological drama” due to suggestibility and a willingness to believe. Others, however, insist the Men in Black are part of a real government agency designed to prevent the public from learning “the truth about UFOs.” They also insist that their experiences are real and that anyone who thinks they’re crazy is merely a tool of government propaganda and manipulation. So what do you all think? Are they real?    Top ten alien movies as ranked by imdb rating:  https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=alien&ref_=kw_ref_rt_vt&sort=user_rating,desc&mode=detail&page=1&title_type=movie&genres=Horror&num_votes=500%2C

Sea Control - CIMSEC
Sea Control 244 – Establishing an Arctic Security Institution with Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan and Troy Bouffard

Sea Control - CIMSEC

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021


By Jon Frerichs Dr. Liz Buchanan rejoins the podcast alongside Troy Bouffard to discuss NATO, NORTHCOM, and NORAD’s differing roles in the Arctic and the challenge of establishing an Arctic security institution. Download Sea Control 244 – Establishing an Arctic Security Institution with Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan and Troy Bouffard Links 1. “Establishing an Arctic Security … Continue reading Sea Control 244 – Establishing an Arctic Security Institution with Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan and Troy Bouffard →

Sea Control
Sea Control 244 - Establishing an Arctic Security Institution with Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan and Troy Bouffard

Sea Control

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 39:51


Links1. "Establishing an Arctic Security Institution," by Troy Bouffard and Elizabeth Buchanan, The Strategy Bridge March 3, 2020.  

Airplane Geeks Podcast
650 Live at Sun n Fun 2021

Airplane Geeks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 60:36


Recorded live on the deck of Sun ‘n Fun Radio on April 14, 2021 with Lt. Col. Trevor “Boat” Boswell on NORAD interception of civil aircraft. We also announce the four winners of our Plane Tags giveaway.

The Transformers Nitpickers Podcast Show
Battle For Gobotron, Part III: Conquest Of Earth

The Transformers Nitpickers Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 19:24


Leader-1 and the gang survive the Arctic sorium explosion only to have to stop the Renegades from using NORAD's satellite network to control the minds of the entire human race. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archive

10 Percent True - Tales from the Cockpit
10 Percent True #18 P3 - "Marco" McCaffrey - F-15C Fighter Pilot

10 Percent True - Tales from the Cockpit

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 89:54


In Part 3 of my interview with "Marco" McCaffrey, he continues talking about flying the F-15C Eagle in Japan, at WSEP and at RED FLAG. He then talks about his time at NORAD. Part 1 of the interview, here: https://youtu.be/0GhMLFB4wfA​Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/spJB7HVgfHE​Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/10percenttrue)

The CGAI Podcast Network
Defence Deconstructed: The Defence of North America on 9/11

The CGAI Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 22:15


In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry welcomes LGen (ret'd) Eric Findley and Paul Samyn, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press as they discuss what happened on September 11th, 2001 from the NORAD perspective. This podcast is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding. A strategic partner of the federal government's National Shipbuilding Strategy, providing skilled, well-paying jobs that support Canada's economic recovery. Participants Bios: Eric (“Rick”) Allan Findley is a retired Lieutenant-General who served in the Canadian Forces/Royal Canadian Air Force, and his last assignment was as the Deputy Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). On September 11, 2001, Major-General Findley was the Director of Operations for NORAD.    Mr. Paul Samyn has been part of the Free Press newsroom for more than a quarter century, working his way up after starting as a rookie reporter in 1988. In the summer of 2012, Paul was promoted to Editor, becoming only the 15th person to hold that office since the Free Press began publishing in 1872.    Host Bio: Dave Perry (host): Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (www.cgai.ca/david_perry) Recording Date: 25 February 2021 Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary. Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips

Catch The Sky Podcast
Episode 42: Tin Foil Hats Vol. I: 9/11

Catch The Sky Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 44:20


Our hosts couldn't help themselves, and have taken the plunge into their most believable and bizarre conspiracies, beginning with Sweet T's personal favorite: 9/11. Our hosts begin by honoring the lives lost on that day, because they were innocent regardless of who you believe did this. Then they jump right in to the conspiracy, beginning with the idea that Flight 93 was shot down successfully by NORAD (3:55). This lead to the idea that this could have been a potential false flag operation for the sake of feeding the military industrial complex, with T citing connections to the Carlyle Group, the Bin Laden Family, and Mahmud Ahmed of Pakistan, all of whom were present in D.C. the morning of 9/11/2001 (7:05). Saif analyzes the political reaction to it all and how we are under more surveillance than ever (13:55). They visit the explosion at the Pentagon (17:21), the mysterious fall of World Trade Center 7 (21:19), and the massive pile of evidence that isn't available, which leads to loose ends and a lack of government accountability (27:14). They revisit the motives behind the attacks (34:45) and the impact it's had on travel since, especially around our borders (37:42). Thank you for tuning in and giving us your continued support. You may interact with us online @CTSTerry on Twitter or by searching Catch The Sky Podcast on Facebook (and giving us a Like), Instagram, or wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribing. Music by Emby Alexander #CatchTheSky #Podcast #Conspiracy #Theories #911 #September #WorldTradeCenter #NYC #Firefighters #Police #Paramedics #FirstResponders #GroundZero #MoltenMetal #Thermite #Explosions #Wreckage #Pentagon #Shanksville #Flight93 #GeneralAhmed #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden #GeorgeBush #DickCheyney #Carlye #MilitaryIndustrialComplex #FalseFlag #PearlHarbor #NORAD #WTC7 #Evidence #Coverup #Suicide #Respect #Death #EmbyAlexander

In Pursuit of Development
The future of aid

In Pursuit of Development

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 62:16


International public finance, that is required to address global challenges in the decades to come, is woefully inadequate. And rather than aid, which offers an obsolete approach, we should be talking about joint investments – or as my guest this week puts it, Global Public Investment (GPI).In his recent book, The Future of Aid: Global Public Investment, Jonathan Glennie urges us to move away from the patronizing and outdated aid narrative. For starters, he points to the ambitious SDGs and the need for more money to achieve these goals in the years ahead. Domestic resources, he argues, is insufficient to address the challenges the world currently faces and will face in the years ahead. What we must do, he argues, is to turn around the donor-recipient relationship and encourage even the poorest countries to contribute 0.7 % of their GNI to international development. This would in turn require a transformational governance structure where everyone sits around the table – a structure that mitigates the fact that some countries have more money and contribute more than others.Jonathan Glennie is a writer and campaigner on human rights, international cooperation, sustainable development and poverty. Jonathan Glennie on TwitterDan Banik and In Pursuit of Development on Twitter

History conspiracy podcast
September 11, 2001 - the FAA and NORAD tapes

History conspiracy podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 112:50


Federal Aviation Administration and North American Aerospace Defense Command on 9/11 behind the scenes. The tapes  paint a minute-by-minute picture of what unfolded that day. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/art-mcdermott/support

Tecnologistas
Contactos familiares en la distancia, el NORAD sigue a Santa Claus y la misión Apollo 8.

Tecnologistas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 100:49


Episodio 018. Es algo parecido a un especial de Navidad, consideradas las circunstancias y los recursos. Sobretodo es la intención de admitir que estas fechas son especiales para todos y que eso se refleja también en la tecnología, la aeronáutica y la astronáutica. Felices Fiestas y mucha suerte para 2021.Contactar con tus seres queridos cuando están muy lejos ahora es cada vez más sencillo y más satisfactorio, pero no siempre lo fue, repasamos un poco la evolución y su huella en las familias.Por error o por un gran guiño de marketing, 65 años después el NORAD sigue haciendo felices a miles de niños en Navidad.Una misión muy especial en unas fechas muy especiales. El Apollo 8 es el tapado del programa espacial Apollo, pero prácticamente, mi misión preferida.

The Lead with Jake Tapper
Trump unleashes chaos on his way out the door; December on track to be the deadliest month of the pandemic; House GOP votes against raising stimulus checks to $2,000; Health care workers spend holidays on the front lines;

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 41:44


CNN: Trump has told people Pence isn’t fighting hard enough for him; Dingell: Trump “doesn’t give a damn” about people needing relief; Trump throws nation into turmoil: Pardons allies, upends relief for Americans, vetoes defense bill; New pandemic air travel record with nearly 1.2M flyers Wednesday; U.S. heads into Christmas with 1M+ vaccinated; IHME Model: 567,000+ Covid deaths by April, up from last week; Growing gap between vaccinations delivered vs. administered; Trump sends Congress into scramble over stimulus relief, defense spending, possible government shutdown; Attorney General, CIA Director among Biden’s final posts to name; Birthday wishes pour in for Dr. Fauci’s 80th birthday; Fauci on retiring: “I don’t see that right now” in my future; Nurse treated members of her own family who were hospitalized with COVID-19; NORAD tracks Santa’s trip for 65th year; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Two Sistas
Trending Thursday - 12.24.20

Two Sistas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 17:37


Merry Christmas Eve!! TwoSistas, TrendingThursday and Santa Claus is on his way - Norad is busy tracking Santa and children all around the world are anxiously awaiting his arrival! The TwoSistas also chat about their upcoming first program, the 5-Day WinterDetoxReset starting January 4, 2021 - January 8, 2021. There is still time to sign up for the presale - $77 until December 28th. We would love for you to join us!! For more information, contact Janis directly at: Janis.TwoSistas@gmail.com Sign up now and let's reset together!! https://buff.ly/37w1xI0

Working Over Time
"Mall Santas! A Job Fair" - The Industry of Holiday Joy

Working Over Time

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 54:51


It’s the story of the department store, or mall, Santa - the origins of the job, who were the big players, and its lasting legacy on the industry of holiday joy. Join us as we talk with Dr. Sheila Hoffman, and hear the tale of the very first Department Store/Mall Santa, in a fireside story with Working Over Time Producer/Writer Aidan Laliberte. (recorded over zoom)

5 Things
Trump pardons continue

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 8:46


Plus, New York City requires quarantine for foreign visitors, lawmakers rethink a relief bill after Trump comments, power outages are expected in Southern California and NORAD will once again track Santa's sleigh.(Audio: Associated Press)

5 Things
Trump pardons continue

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 8:46


Plus, New York City requires quarantine for foreign visitors, lawmakers rethink a relief bill after Trump comments, power outages are expected in Southern California and NORAD will once again track Santa's sleigh.(Audio: Associated Press)

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson
A Misdialed Phone Number Got Santa Airspace Clearance From The US Military

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 3:44


Why does NORAD watch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while watching for missiles and bombers the rest of the time? It all started when an ad for a Santa Claus hotline accidentally published a military hotline number during the Cold War. Plus: a gag gift known as the "Nothing Box" was maybe one present that wasn't supposed to travel through the skies at Christmastime. NORAD Santa Tracker: 64-year-old tradition started with wrong number (KKTV) The Nothing Box (Weird Universe) Hope you have a Christmas Eve that's as great as our Patreon backers! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/message

Slice Of Death
23. Mini Slice 6

Slice Of Death

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 20:21


In our final episode of 2020, we cover the NORAD Santa Tracker and the unbelievable case of the South Bend Shovel Slayer. Thanks for listening and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!  https://www.patreon.com/sliceofdeath

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson
Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- December 24

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 7:36


DECEMBER 24 -- 1923 Coolidge lights 1st national Christmas Tree;1777 Battle of Trenton Pt. 2: Washington sends spy to fool Hessian leader  about Continental army Christmas attack; 1955 NORAD begins using Santa Tracker

ToddCast Podcast
S2E737: Rep. Ted Budd; 1st Lt. Sable Brown

ToddCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 37:50


Representative Ted Budd joins Todd to discuss current events and “Save Our Servers”, a Congressional amendment to withhold Federal grants from states that restrict restaurant capacity. Then we check in with NORAD to find out how we can track Santa this year! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Today
NORAD Tracks Santa 2020

This is Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 15:18


A lot of normal activities have been canceled for our kids this year. Children might be a little concerned about Santa. I talked with a captain from NORAD, the government authority in charge of tracking Santa within the United States' borders. We confirm that Santa will be taking to the skies this year, and NORAD will continue it's a 65-year tradition of tracking Santa.

Civil Discourse
NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

Civil Discourse

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 47:53


** Disclaimer at the beginning of the episode - please DO NOT listen with young children present. Aughie and Nia talk about the origin of NORAD tracking Santa.

Midnight Train Podcast
#80 - Creepy Canada (Sorry, eh!)

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 106:54


"Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North."Peter Jennings      It is these words that define today's episode! We are all going to be surprised and learn about some of the creepiest, craziest, weirdest things our neighbors to the North have to offer. If you're not from the U.S. the Canadians may not be your neighbors to the North but they'll offer you some Tim Hortons and be extremely polite to you anyways! Most people only know a few things about Canada: they are polite, they love hockey, it's cold as fuck, and they say eh. But we're going to learn you all a few more things, and we're gonna do it the Midnight Train way, by telling you about the creepy side of Canada! So without further ado jump on your moose, grab your hockey stick, throw on your toque, and let's ride!  Off to our first stop! With one hand in our pockets, we head to the home of Alanis Morissette, Ottawa! We're taking a quick trip to the Ottawa Jail Hostel. This hostel has a bit of a history. As the name implies this was one a jail!  The jail was built next to the courthouse in 1862 and was the main jail in Ottawa for over a century! There's a tunnel that connects the jail to the courthouse. Only three official executions took place in the jail. The most famous being that of Patrick J. Whalen. Whalen assassinated a man by the name of Thomas D'Arcy Etienne Grace Hughes McGee, wow. McGee was an Irish-Canadian politician, Catholic spokesman, journalist, poet, and a Father of Canadian Confederation. The young McGee was a Catholic Irishman who opposed British rule of Ireland, and worked for a peasant revolution to overthrow British rule and secure Irish independence. He escaped arrest and fled to the United States in 1848, where he reversed his political beliefs. He became disgusted with American republicanism and democracy, and became intensely conservative in his politics and in his religious support for the Pope. Over 5,000 people witnessed Whelan's hanging, which was a large number considering the size of Ottawa at the time. The third (official) and final execution at the jail took place on March 27, 1946, when Eugène Larment, who had killed an Ottawa police detective, was hanged. The building remained in use as a jail until 1972 when the outdated facility was closed. The original gallows, however, are intact and remain fully functional. There’s also what appears to be an ‘unofficial’ gallows over a back staircase, so it’s hard to say how many prisoners were executed at the jail. So you know… Don't piss off the people in the next room. While the jail was in use, prisoners were held under very inhumane conditions. Up to 150 prisoners, consisting of men, women, and children, would be forced to share 60 small cells (1x3 meters) and 30 larger cells (2x3 meters); as well as six solitary confinement units. The windows were open to the elements early on and offered no protection from the freezing Ottawa winters and got summers. Inmates included murderers, the mentally ill, or those incarcerated for minor infractions such as drunk and disorderly conduct. Modern excavations have unearthed numerous unmarked graves. It's no wonder this hostel is considered a haunted creepy place. Most guests convey a heavy creepy feeling while staying there. Here's a few of the things people report about the place! The Ghost of Patrick Whelan: Arguably the hostel’s most famous spook, you’ll see Patrick Whelan walking the halls toward the gallows where he was hanged. His restless spirit is said to be caused by an undignified burial after his execution.The Hole: Also known as solitary confinement, this area of the jail is filled with an ominous, negative energy. Visitors report overwhelming feelings of despair in this cramped, lightless space.The Gallows: The jail’s preferred method of execution is still standing and functional. Hotel guests have heard footsteps, disembodied voices and other baffling sounds coming from the execution chamber.The Lounge: The hostel’s lounge was once used to house women and children prisoners, echoes of whom can still be heard today. Visitors claim to hear sounds of children crying and screaming, as well as knocking on doors and footsteps in the empty room. Assistant Manager Jeff Delgado recounts a particularly memorable experience when a woman had checked herself into the old Warden’s office for the night. They became suspicious when she didn’t check out on time the following day, and when he went to check on the woman, she was still in bed. Jeff says: “The front desk agent shook the woman and she woke up very frightened and hysterical. According to her, there was a small girl that appeared to her in her sleep in the office surroundings, and wrapped her arms around her so that she would not be able to wake up. The girl was also supposedly trying to whisper something in her ear, from which the guest could only make out the word ‘help’. “Although the story might seem outlandish, the guest was unaware that the particular room she was staying in was indeed the old Warden’s office. She was also able to describe in detail the surroundings of an office and the physical description of the little girl.” On the plus side of you make it through the night without getting scared off… There's a free continental breakfast… So there's that. Next up we are going to play "informer" in the land of "Snow". Heading to Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia. We're not talking about ghosts or cryptids, we're talking about aliens! Shag Harbor was the sight of a supposed UFO crash in 1967. Oh hell… We are gonna say it was definitely a ufo crash! In the AirAt approximately 7:15pm, Air Canada Flight 305 pilots Captain Pierre Charbonneau and First Officer Robert Ralph were flying above Quebec, about 180 miles west of Nova Scotia. Everything was perfectly routine until they noticed something trailing their plane. They witnessed a massive, rectangular-shaped object, orange in color, gliding through the skies. Trailing the rectangle were small, orange orbs that seemed almost like a tail to this main object.The pilots watched with growing concern for several minutes when, suddenly, there was some sort of explosion near the rectangle. A large white cloud was left behind, sporadically changing colors from red to blue. Two minutes later, another explosion occurred leaving behind a similar cloud of colors. The pilots watched in amazement as the small orbs swarmed around the rectangle and, along with it, descended in to a thick cloud cover and disappeared out of sight. Both pilots, visibly shaken, reported the incident when they finally landed. Meanwhile, back on the ground, residents of Shag Harbour would report seeing four orange lights in tight formation flashing in rapid sequence across the night sky. A group of teens that were out fishing noticed that the lights were making a brisk descent towards the water. But instead of disappearing into the murky depths, the lights seemed to float effortlessly on the surface before disappearing into the water. Because of this, the teens believed it to be an airplane that had crashed a half mile from the shore. Another young man who had been fishing quickly phoned the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) to report the crash of an aircraft. The police dispatcher brushed off the young man, believing him to have been inebriated, but soon, over a dozen other calls flooded the station. Police immediately went out to investigate. Unbeknownst to the RCMP, Constable Ron Pound was patrolling an area near the alleged incident. He witnessed the four orange lights moving at tremendous speed. As he sped up his vehicle, he believed the four lights to all be connected to a single aircraft and estimated it to be about sixty feet in length. He reached the shoreline where he was soon joined by fellow officers, Police Corporal Victor Werbieki, and Constable Ron O’Brien. Along with over thirty other witnesses, they all watched as the orange lights slowly changed to a yellowish tint, and it moved eerily slow across the surface of the water, leaving a similar yellowish colored foam in its wake. Some witnesses claimed to have seen the actual structure of the object, reporting it as “dome-shaped.” Due to the exhaustive dedication by investigators, Chris Styles and Don Ledger, they were able to compile a list of first-hand witnesses, and individuals involved with the search and recovery efforts.When the object was reported to crash-land in the water, and it began to sink into the ice-cold waters, a loud “whooshing” sound could be heard by several witnesses. The Canadian Coast Guard was called to the scene, but before they could arrive, two RCMP officers had already secured local fishermen’s boats and headed towards the area for a possible search and rescue mission.The lights were no longer visible, but the yellow foam remained. The officers and fisherman who assisted, all said that the foam was like no sea foam they had ever seen, much thicker than anything that could be caused naturally. They had to cut their way through it just to look for survivors of the supposed crash.After several hours of searching, nothing could be found. The RCMP, along with The Coast Guard, contacted their local NORAD station and the Rescue Coordination Center, asking if there had been any reports that evening of a missing aircraft either civilian or military. They had nothing.The following morning of October 5th, the Canadian Forces Headquarters sent out specially trained divers from the Navy and RCMP to systematically search the seabed in the alleged area where the crash had occurred. They searched for several days and found absolutely nothing.Local newspapers began to circulate speculative theories of a Russian spacecraft, submarine, or spy satellite being the enigmatic culprit. There were also rumors that the United States had launched their own investigation into the incident. Slowly, the headlines made their way to the back of the newspapers and soon faded into obscurity as most UFO cases often do. In 2018, it was announced that Celine Cousteau and Fabian Cousteau, grandchildren of Jacques Cousteau, were heading to Nova Scotia to investigate the incident. As part of their visit, their investigative team would carry out an underwater search to try to locate the craft that could possibly still sit at the bottom of water.While their deep sea investigation did not yield a craft or materials, anomalous activity was recorded between their radio transmissions while underwater when in proximity to where the craft was said to have submerged. Perhaps the most compelling developments in the Shag Harbour incident are its striking resemblance to the now famous “Tic Tac UFO” incident. But we can find similarities with actions taken by the Tic Tac UFO and the object witnessed in Shag Harbour in 1967.In fact, the event in Nova Scotia meets at least one of the traits laid out by the former director of the once secret Pentagon UFO program, Luis Elizondo. Under AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program), Elizondo compiled a list of incredible capabilities commonly associated with UFO sightings. He called these traits the “Five Observables.” As stated on the TTSA website, they include:-Sudden and instantaneous acceleration-Hypersonic velocities without signatures-Low observability-Trans-medium travel-Positive liftIf we are to observe the actions of the Shag Harbour object(s), it most certainly hits #4, Trans-Medium Travel. According to the AATIP criteria, this involves:Objects that have the ability to travel easily in various environments and conditions seemingly without any change in performance capabilities. Our current understanding of physics requires vehicles to be designed specifically according to their application. For this reason, there are stark differences between those vehicles that orbit in space, fly in the atmosphere, and travel in the sea. Objects that can travel in all three mediums using the same design and without compromising performance or degrading lift remains an enigma.This, and several other observables, make the Shag Harbour object most certainly an enigma. And while its performance may have in fact been compromised that day in the skies and eventually, in the waters of Nova Scotia, it begs for continued investigation. The extraordinary testimonies given to Styles and Ledger, were said to be highly credible individuals. However, their names remained confidential to protect them from possible threat or security oaths.Therefore, the aforementioned information, just like most witness testimony by military and authority figures, was given “off the record.”No matter the case, something extremely strange occurred in Shag Harbor on that dark, cold night, and even stretched southward towards the United States.It remains one of the most compelling UFO cases of all-time, only bringing forth more questions than answers. It’s left even the most skeptical minds scratching their heads.It could be best summarized with a quote from an October 14th editorial from The Chronicle-Herald :“Imagination and/or natural phenomena seem to be the weakest of explanations. It has been a tough week for skeptics.” Next up we head to the birthplace of one of the worlds most beloved musicians. A man who will the ladies love and every man want to be. A man who helped write the greatest musical anthems of all time. That's right… Chad Kroeger of Nickelback! We're heading to Alberta! And may we be the first to say… Fuck you Alberta for that whole fiasco. Any rate that's not what we're talking about here… That dude is way scarier than our next creepy Canadian tale! We're heading more specifically to Fort Kent, Alberta. We're going from aliens to evil spirits… But not ghosts, we're talking  Wendigo! The tale of the fort Kent Wendigo is pretty crazy. The Wendigo is a mythological creature part of Algonquin legend that speaks of an evil spirit that could possess the minds of men mad with grief and despair, driving them to commit gruesome acts of murder and cannibalism. Such a creature is alleged to exist somewhere around Fort Kent, with a chilling legend that goes back nearly 100 years ago. Thomas Burton was a young doctor that arrived in Fort Kent from England in 1921 when it was but a humble colony. Burton came to Fort Kent with his wife to treat an outbreak of small pox that had befallen the small community, allegedly on the backs of rats.Burton also hoped that by leaving England, he would leave behind the horrible memories he had of World War I. Initially the young doctor was successful in fighting the disease, and the townsfolk embraced him and his wife as miracle workers, but the disease’s spread suddenly became uncontrollable, and Burton became overwhelmed with the sick and dying. It wasn’t long before his wife too fell ill, and when she succumbed to the sickness, Burton locked himself in his house with her dead body. In the following days, Burton went mad with grief, and according to legend was possessed by the Wendigo. Under the evil spirit’s influence, he ate his wife’s flesh. When he was done with her, Burton turned his attention to the residents of Fort Kent, and allegedly went on a killing spree for the next three days with few spared, said to be some of the grisliest murders in Canadian history. At the end of the third day, it is said Burton disappeared into the woods around Fort Kent, and was never seen or heard from again. When he and his wife had arrived, there were 150 people in Fort Kent — 11 were all that remained, at least according to the legend. Burton’s was not the first high-profile case of Wendigo possession in Western Canada — the first official hanging to take place in the region was also attributed to a man possessed by the evil spirit. Swift Runner, a Plains Cree trapper, was arrested after he admitted to killing and eating his wife and children during the winter of 1878, 25 miles from a Hudson’s Bay Company outpost stocked with emergency supplies. Because he committed such a heinous crime while help was so close by, he was believed to be possessed by the Wendigo After he confessed to the crime, Swift Runner was hung in Fort Saskatchewan. Today the community we know as Fort Kent no longer sits at the location Burton’s terrible murders were committed, but residents sometimes report strange cries resembling that of a coyote coming from the tree line, and children are warned not to be in the fields too long past dark, lest they be taken by the Wendigo. Sounds like a pleasant place! As you all know Tom Cochran once told us all via song that life is a highway and we're gonna ride it all night long to where he's from… Manitoba Canada! Now if you follow your cryptids, like you should you have probably heard of Ogopogo, a lake monster in british columbia but some people are not aware of another pretty famous lake monster in Manitoba. This one is somewhat named after Ogopogo, it's called Manipogo, get it… Cus Manitoba...Mani...pogo… well whatever. In Canadian folklore, the Manipogo is a lake monster said to live in Lake Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada. There is also a Lake Winnipegosis sea monster called Winnepogo, thought possibly to be the same creature as the lakes are connected. Not very creative with the names but… You know… Canada? The monster is described as being from 4 to 15 meters long. It is described as "A long muddy-brown body with humps that show above the water, and a sheep-like head." People have claimed to have seen the lake monster since the 1800s. The name was created by Tom Locke, a land inspector in charge of planning the provincial government's program for public playgrounds and recreational parks. On Aug. 10, 1960, he and 16 others said they saw three creatures swimming near the area of Toutes Aides, a community 245 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, on the shore of Lake Manitoba. First Nations stories of Manipogo go back centuries, while the first documented sighting by a white settler came in 1909, when Hudson's Bay Company fur trader Valentine McKay claimed to see a huge creature in Cedar Lake. Timber inspector C.F. Ross and a friend were next, saying they saw a single-horned creature that looked like a dinosaur in 1935. And in 1948, C.P. Alric claimed to see something rise up from Lake Manitoba and let out a "prehistoric type of dinosaur cry." Here are some of the stories of sightings:1957: Louis Belcher and Eddie Nipanik say they saw a giant serpent-like creature in the lake.Aug. 12, 1962: Two fishermen, Richard Vincent and John Konefall, claim to have seen a large creature, like a serpent or giant snake from their boat on Lake Manitoba near the mouth of the Waterhen River.1960s: A couple say they saw a "reptile-like beast" surfacing about 10 metres from their boat.1989: Sean Smith and family, visiting from Minneapolis on a camping trip, stayed at Shallow Point Campground, off Highway 6 on Lake Manitoba. He described seeing "many humps" in the lake, about 25 metres offshore.1997: Several reports by cross-country campers from Quebec staying at the Lundar Beach Campground describe what appeared to be a large reptile head rising and falling in the water, more than 100 metres offshore. Swimmers were asked to leave the water, but the "head" only appeared one time. It was dismissed as a floating log, but no log was seen afterward.2004: Commercial fisherman Keith Haden, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, reported that several of his fishing nets on Lake Manitoba near the narrows were torn up by what seemed like an ocean shark or killer whale. The fish that were in the nets were not nibbled on, but actually torn in half, he said, by what seemed like huge bites.2009: Several residents at Twin Lakes Beach reported seeing several humps a few hundred metres from their lakefront cottages. No photos were taken.2011: Many sightings of several humps emerging and then submerging, seen from offshore, were reported at locations like Marshy Point, Scotch Bay, and Laurentia Beach by security personal patrolling flooded cottage and home areas.Aug. 9, 2012: A report claimed that just offshore of the outlet at Twin Beach Road, something surfaced twice, showing a scaled/sawtooth jagged back, like that of a giant sturgeon. Sounds like a good time to me! Let's roll! Where are we rolling too? Well hopefully we'll run into Rain Maida of Our Lady Peace cus we're heading to a town near St. Catherine's Ontario. We're actually heading to Thorold Ontario and we're gonna check out the Blue Ghost Tunnel! The Merritton Tunnel, also known as the Blue Ghost Tunnel and the Grand Trunk Railway Tunnel, is an abandoned railway tunnel in Thorold, Ontario. The decision to build the tunnel came from the need for a more durable and less interrupted way to cross the new canal situated directly above it via vehicles. Constructed in 1875, Completed in 1876, and Opened in 1887. The tunnel is located between locks 18 and 19 of the former third Welland Canal and was built using Queenston limestone, spanning a total length of 713 feet when including the winged stone work at either end. Hundreds of men armed with picks and shovels, as well as several horses were used in the excavation of the tunnel. The tunnel was used periodically until 1915, when Harry Eastwood was the last official engineer to pilot a train through the tunnel. Following that, the tunnel was used only occasionally by farmers to transport cattle or as a safe passage from the weather. Several fatal accidents occurred during the construction and use of the tunnel and the railway running through it. In 1875, a 14-year-old was killed when he was crushed under a large rock. On January 3, 1903 at 7:03 AM, Engine Number 4 and Engine Number 975 met in a head-on collision approximately a third of a mile from the western entrance of the tunnel. The trains were moving at approximately 22 miles per hour when they crashed, and the firemen of both trains, Charles Horning of Engine Number 4 and Abraham Desult from Engine Number 975, died as a result of their injuries. Charles Horning, the fireman on the express train was gruesomely pinned between the flaming hot boiler and the tentler. During his attempted rescue, the engineers and post-guards tried to pull his mangled body free, which resulted in his arms and legs being messily severed from his body.   One train worker even reported that Horning’s watch still ticked on his severed arm. His body would never be fully recovered from the remains of the train.   The fireman for the Mogul train, Abraham Desult, was flung into the boiler resulting in burns over 90 percent of his body. He was rushed to the hospital and died five hours later.  For the Blue Ghost Tunnel, stories include people seeing blue wisps that are said to be the spirits of the Firemen. Alternate versions claim a blue mist haunts the tunnel and a ghost dog prowls the area at night.  Some say the wisps do not belong to the Firemen, but to the souls of those whose nearby graves were flooded in the 1920’s. At that time, St. Peter’s Cemetery was flooded over to make way for a canal reservoir. Some families removed their beloved’s bones from the Lutheran burial ground before the flooding occurred but many graves remained. In 2009, a man found human remains in the area after water levels sank to a low level.  Since people talk about feeling a shove, hearing footsteps and voices that don't belong to anyone. There are reports of blue balls of light to go asking with the most as well. There are many skeptics however and there have been a few paranormal investigators that have claimed they didn't find any proof of the tunnel being haunted. But hey… What do they know! Ok we already made a Nickelback joke about Alberta… But now we're turning it lose and working for the weekend in the home of fucking Loverboy! While they're not from our next location exactly, they are from Calgary which from what the internet says it's about an hour and a half away… Close fucking enough.  We're not headed to Calgary as I said… We're headed to Banff! Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations. Known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing destinations within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park. We're not here for a sight seeing visit though… At least not a ski weekend. We're here to check out the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Since it opened to the public in 1888, the Banff Springs Hotel has seen history, celebrity, and rebuilds, but it’s also seen tragedy. Millions of guests have checked in, but a few have never checked out. Some even believe that they still roam the halls of the iconic concrete castle in the Rockies, today. In 132 years, the popular Alberta vacation spot has allegedly set the scene for horrific murders, suicides, and terrible accidents. Rooms have been boarded up, and the paranormal are frequently recorded. Some are skeptical, but many claim to have seen it with their own eyes. The bride of the Banff Springs is perhaps the most ‘active’ shadow of the hotel, even appearing on collector’s stamps and coins. Like many ghost stories, retold hundreds of times, the details have become embellished and no one is quite sure who or what happened to the elusive women in white. The most popular theory, dating back to 1920, was that a bride had fallen down a flight of stairs after she tripped on the hem of her dress. She’s typically reported, veiled and dancing throughout the grand ballroom. Other unexplained apparitions and heavy activity have been recorded in room 873. Unfortunately, for adrenaline junkies or Shining fans looking to get a 5-star spook, the room doesn’t actually exist anymore. Apparently, after years of people claiming that they were terrorized in the suite, the hotel decided to permanently seal the room. Guests in the room have reported being awakened by screaming. When they turned on the lights, they would see bloody hand prints on the mirror. Depending on who tells the story, the hand prints either disappeared before hotel staff had a chance to clean them or wouldn’t come off at all. Although hotel staff claims that no such crime ever took place, the room is believed to be the place where a man killed his wife and daughter before taking his own life. Stories of Sam McCAuley, a genial old Scotsman who was head bellman during the sixties and seventies, have been circulating around the hotel since his passing in 1975. Supposedly, Sam is a helpful sort of spirit, and most stories involving him mention some service he’s provided to staff or guests. One incident involved two elderly women calling the bell desk for assistance after they found their key would not work. The regular bellman was occupied with other duties and didn’t respond for 15 minutes. By the time he arrived at their door, it was unlocked. One of the women said an older bellman in a plaid jacket, matching Sam’s description exactly, had helped them. Other stories including guests seeing Sam haunting his old office (now a guest room) on the mezzanine floor as well as seeing apparitions and feeling cold spots on the sixth, seventh or ninth floors of the hotel.  While they’d rather not mention room numbers, there are specific rooms that staff say are haunted aside from 873 Guests have reported having the pillows yanked out from under their heads while they slept or even being pushed off the bed by some unseen entity. Whatever spirits haunt this room, it’s safe to say that if they can’t rest in peace, they want to make sure you won’t either.  Next up we roll up like today's Tom sawyer and live in the limelight with rush in Toronto! We are gonna check out the gibraltar point lighthouse. The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Begun in 1808, it is the oldest existing lighthouse on the Great Lakes, and one of Toronto's oldest buildings. The lighthouse is perhaps best known for the demise of its first keeper, German-born John Paul Radelmüller, whose 1815 murder forms the basis of Toronto's most enduring ghost story. Recent research has verified many aspects of the traditional tale of his death and identified the soldiers charged with but ultimately acquitted of the crime. A local legend is that the lighthouse is haunted by its first keeper John Paul Radelmüller. Rademuller disappeared under mysterious circumstances on January 2, 1815. The story goes that he was murdered by two soldiers who had been enjoying his home-brewed beer. Versions of the story differ slightly (one version told in the mid-2000s was that Rademuller was killed after the soldiers bought the beer, but saw it freeze on the cold winter night and assumed that the alcohol content was so low that the lighthouse keeper was trying to rip them off). But most agree that Rademuller was killed that night and dismembered by his killers, who buried his body in a few graves near the lighthouse. His ghost is said to still haunt the site.The story was recorded by John Ross Robertson in 1908 in Landmarks of Toronto and has become a staple of spooky local lore ever since. Even in his telling, Robertson raises skepticism that the murder ever occurred, but he writes that he heard the story from the current lighthouse keeper, George Durnan, who had apparently gone looking for a body and had dug up a coffin with a jawbone. The plaque at the lighthouse mentions the ghost story and the jawbone, although this was a somewhat controversial decision. People report seeing the apparition of a man wandering the grounds. Some say it is Radelmüller looking for his lost limbs! Since nights bring unexplained meaning sounds and an unexplained mist forming. Inside the tower there's unexplained thumping, banging, and echos. There's also reports of footsteps and what sounds like something being dragged. Creepy lighthouse… Fun stuff! You fuckers hungry? I'm sure Moody is. At any rate at our next stop maybe we'll hunt some orcs with 3 inches of blood or pet a skinny puppy, drink some beer with The Real McKenzies or get a shitty hair cut with Devin Townshend. Or maybe we can head down to the old spaghetti factory in Vancouver and go ghost hunting! The first Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant opened at this location in Gastown in 1970. Located in what was once the headquarters of W.H. Malkin Co. Ltd. (grocery wholesalers). The Old Spaghetti Factory has four ghosts in residence. The first and best known is the spirit of a tram conductor. He frequents the old trolley car that’s parked inside the restaurant and contains dining tables. The trolley, Number 53, was once a part of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company’s fleet of electric trams. Built in nearby New Westminster in 1904, it served as a public transit trolley in and around Vancouver for many years. In 1957, it and dozens of other trolley cars were decommissioned in favour of the electric and diesel buses that are commonplace in the city today. The trolley car was installed in the building in 1969, during the set-up of the restaurant. It’s up for debate whether the conductor’s ghost came with the trolley or not. Some say he died in a collision on an underground rail line below the restaurant. But this is unlikely because Vancouver’s trolley cars all ran at street level. And as the building has no historical connection with the B.C. Electric Railway Co., the ghost probably came with the tram car. Tram Car 53Regardless of his origin, various staff members have seen the ghost of the uniformed conductor. He always appears seated at the same dining table inside the streetcar late at night, after closing. Also, place settings are moved by unseen hands, and inexplicable cold spots are experienced inside the car. The second ghost at The Old Spaghetti Factory is a small, mischievous spirit with a ruddy face and bright red hair. Simply known as the Little Red Man or Looky-loo, he calls out to staff members by name and strolls through the kitchen. His favourite prank is to surprise female customers in the ladies’ washroom. On one particular occasion, two ladies saw the dwarfish man leave one of the cubicles, dressed in a red shirt and red long johns. After looking at them and laughing mischievously, he left through the washroom door. To their surprise, nobody else had seen the unmistakable man leave the washroom. It’s said that one of the women took a picture of the ghost. But when the film was developed, he appeared as a blur. Nobody knows who the little red man is or why he haunts the restaurant. One thing’s for certain, however — he’s a devilish little fellow. The restaurant’s third ghost is that of a young boy. In early 2012, this ghost gave a female server a terrible fright. She was in the back section of the restaurant, helping to close up for the night. While she was busy resetting some tables, a boy ran past her towards the very back. With it being so late and no customers left in the restaurant, she thought it was strange that a boy was running around. So she followed him. The boy ran under a table alongside the back wall, turned around and looked up at her. When she looked at his face, she saw that his eye sockets were empty. Terrified, she ran to the front of the restaurant to tell the manager about what she’d seen. She told him that she couldn’t work at the restaurant any longer and resigned on the spot. A psychic visited the restaurant and identified the ghost of the little boy as Edward. She also pointed out that there’s a vortex located at the back of the premises. (A vortex is a supposed portal to other dimensions that enables spirits to come into our world. Some also believe that vortexes are linked to the Earth’s electromagnetic field. This influences where and when these portals open and close.) She also claimed that several small artifacts that decorate the restaurant have spirits attached to them. The boy ghost is thought to be responsible for bending cutlery on tables in the back of the restaurant. One night during closing hours, a staff member walked through the back area to check that place settings had been properly laid out. He was stunned to see that each cutlery item was bent upwards on one of the tables. Other staff members saw the bent cutlery, too. But by the time they brought the restaurant manager over to see, it was all back to normal. In addition, the ghost sometimes places a dining chair on top of a table in the back section, which the staff find in the morning. In 2015, another server had an encounter with Edward. After closing, she saw the boy dressed in a flat cap, wool jacket and corduroy pants run towards the back of the restaurant. She chased him and, as he’s done before, he ducked under a table. She ran to the front of the restaurant to take the manager back with her to see the boy. But when they got there he was gone. And then they noticed that the place settings had been disturbed — the cutlery was all in a pile in the middle of the tabletop. On another occasion, a customer sat in a row of booths behind the entrance to the restaurant. She saw the boy reflected in a mirror on the back wall. He was using an arm to spin around a narrow column behind the front desk. When she turned around to look at the boy, he’d vanished. The fourth ghost in the Old Spaghetti Factory is of a little girl who appears at a table in the front window. She sits and holds a balloon. Nobody knows who she is. Once, a friend of the restaurant’s general manager had a conversation with her that lasted several minutes. The little girl explained to him that she was looking for her mother. When he returned to the table after telling the manager about her, she’d disappeared. Dinner and a ghost show sounds pretty awesome. Next up we're not going to hell but we'll still be in good company with The Dead With In Regina, Saskatchewan. And maybe we'll win some money and see a ghost or two! Casino Regina is a casino located on Saskatchewan Drive — (formerly South Railway Street) — in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It operates in the city's former union station, a Tyndall and ashlar stone structure completed in 1912. The Beaux-Arts style Union Station was constructed in 1911-12 and was actually Regina's third train station; the first is now a museum in Broadview, Saskatchewan. The station was completed the same year the deadly "Regina Cyclone" struck the city, tearing through Wascana Park and gutting part of the downtown area. The building underwent a major expansion in 1931, and the original façade was redone in a simpler Art Deco style with Tyndall stone. As well, terrazzo floors, marble support columns and plaster molded ceilings where added to the interior.[1] In the early 1990s, cutbacks to rail services throughout Canada lead to the closure of Regina's Union Station. The Station had been an important part of Regina's history and heritage since its opening in 1912. After the station's closure, its fate remained unknown for several years. Union Station was designated as an official heritage site in 1991. By 1995, a $37 million construction project began to convert the vacant station into the province's second casino. In 1996, Casino Regina opened. The first recorded supernatural encounter occurred in the 1930s, when a ghostly image of a woman was captured in a photograph, even though the room was empty. To this day the photo haha in the casino! Below the Casino the mystery continues in one of the former holding cells. Rumour has it that one prisoner was so determined to avoid jail time that he committed suicide by hanging himself. His ghost is felt so often that many staff members refuse to even go into his cell, even though it is now used for storage. Not to many places you can gamble and see ghosts at the same time! Next up we are heading to new brunswick… Look... apparently there is not one band or musician that most of you people would know from new brunswick so we got nothing here. The only one that any of us have heard of is Stompin Tom Connors, he sings a song called The Hockey Song which I guarantee you've heard of you've attended a hockey game.  Well with that dumb shit behind us let's head to the Dungarvon River. A young cook by the name of Ryan hired himself out to work in a lumber camp near the Dungarvon River.  When he arrived at camp, he brought all his worldly possessions with him.  Around his waist was fastened a money belt stuffed with coins and large bills.  Nobody knew where he got the money, but the young cook made no secret of the fact that there was plenty of it. Ryan was a handsome fellow, tall and strong with ruddy cheeks and black, curly hair.  He was well liked and could whoop and holler better than anyone in the camp; and a good strong shout was an accomplishment much valued among woodsmen. Every morning Ryan was the first one up so as to prepare breakfast and fill the lunch pails with bread and salt pork.  Then he would let out a tremendous ear-splitting whoop to get everyone up.  After breakfast the men would go off to work leaving young Ryan alone. It was an unlucky day for Ryan, for on this particular morning, the camp boss decided to remain with the young cook.  The boss was a stranger, but he was respected and his orders were obeyed. When the men returned late in the afternoon, they found young Ryan lying lifeless on the floor.  He was dead and his money belt was gone. When asked what had happened, the boss said the young cook had taken sick suddenly and died.  None dared question him further but the woodsmen were suspicious.  Where was the money belt? That night a raging storm swept upon the camp making it impossible to leave so the men had to bury the poor cook in a shallow grave in the forest.  As they trudged back to the camp they stopped dead in their tracks, for above the howling and moaning of the wind came the most dreadful whoops and screams anyone has ever heard.  It continued all that night and all the next day driving the men crazy with fear.  They left camp never to return. For years the haunting sounds continued until Father Murdock, a priest from Renous, was asked to put the poor spirit to rest. From over the wilderness grave Father Murdock read some holy words from the Bible and made a sign of the cross. Some say Father Murdock succeeded in quieting the ghost but others declare the fearful cries of Ryan can be heard to this very day.Next we are taking a long journey up to the Yukon Territory. There's a dude who's production and writing credits include Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar… Whatever… Fuck that guy… we are headed there to check it an old hotel and bar. The Caribou Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the Southern Lakes Region and is one of the last two historic three-storey frame commercial buildings in Yukon dating from the early 20th century. This landmark structure stands in its original location and is one of the first properties recognized when entering Carcross. Its size, massing and historic character provide an anchor to Dawson Charlie Street, one of the last Yukon streets composed entirely of historic buildings relatively unchanged since 1910. The Caribou Hotel has housed one of Yukon's longest continuously operating food and lodging businesses. In Carcross, the hotel prospered under several owners including Dawson Charlie, who had made a fortune from his Klondike gold claims. But Dawson Charlie died on January 26, 1908, when he fell of the rail bridge at Carcross. Edwin and Bessie Gideon then rented the hotel from his estate. But the building burned to the ground on Christmas Eve in 1909. So the Gideons built a new hotel on the same spot, using wood from a building that had been torn down in nearby Conrad City. The Caribou’s interesting history continued when, in 1918, Polly the Parrot moved in. Captain James Alexander, owner of Engineer Mine, had asked the Gideons to take care of the Parrot while he went outside. Alexander drowned when the Princess Sophia sank in 1918. Polly stayed with the Gideons who continued to operate the hotel. When Edwin Gideon died in 1925, Bessie ran it until she died in the hotel on October 27, 1933. Since then, strange things have been seen at the Caribou. The hotel is said to be haunted by Bessie's ghost, considered a shy spirit. A story is told of the figure of a woman who often stands near a third floor window and bangs on the floorboards. She is thought to be the ghost of Bessie, described as a spirit that is neither friendly nor unfriendly. Though she was said to have been buried in Carcross, a cemetery survey has been unable to find Bessie Gideon’s grave, but Polly the Parrot, who died in the hotel in 1972, is buried in the cemetery. The Caribou Hotel is now a Yukon historic site, soon to reopen under new management and - legend has it - still haunted.  Well that's gonna do it for our first trip to creepy Canada. You politely mortified us and showed us a good time and we will definitely be back to run another train through creepy Canada! There's tons of crazy hotels and buildings with ghost stories. Hopefully you guys enjoyed the ones we picked and hopefully we did them some sort of justice. 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Drive Time OC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 76:23


What is the NORAD & US Space Command Preparing for? Can 47 vehicles even fit in Seal Beach?These answers and more on this episode of “Drive Time OC”HeadlineSeth - 47 Drivers Cited In Seal Beach Police Commercial EnforcementWeb - https://patch.com/california/losalamitos/47-drivers-cited-seal-beach-police-commercial-enforcement“OC Real-Estate with Daniel Preszler”HeadlineBrian - NORAD and USSPACECOMGen Glen VanHerck, the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command and Gen James Dickinson, the Commander, U.S. Space Command offer a few remarks to support NORAD 65th Annual December Mission. For more information on NORAD Tracks Santa please visit Web - https://www.noradsanta.org/#1 VIDEO - NORAD and USSPACECOM Discuss NORAD Tracks Santa (Short)Published - 12.04.2020Video by Dennis CarlyleCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO, UNITED STATES ****DO NOT PUBLISH - https://www.dvidshub.net/video/775056/norad-and-usspacecom-discuss-norad-tracks-santa-short ****#2 NORAD Tracks Santa 2020Video description: The magic continues this holiday season! NORAD is proud to be celebrating 65 years of tracking Santa, just like we track other airborne objects in and around North America 365 days a year.Published on YouTubeDecember 1st, 2020VIDEO - https://youtu.be/EDqg9t7nSjsThis Day in History1941 - World War II -- War Declared ON AmericaHitler and Mussolini announce they are at war with America who retaliates with its own declaration of war .1913 - Canada -- To Much CheeseIn Moose Jaw W.S. Fiddler, who was moving some theatre equipment, died as a result of his excessive overindulgence in cheese. He fell down dead in from of the Majestic Theatre at the age of 50. Doctors claimed that acute indigestion from eating excessive amounts of cheese led to heart failure.Web -http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december11th.htmlNational Noodle RIng DayYup, I said it! Most seen in Spaghetti O’sNational Noodle Ring Day on December 11th recognizes recipes made with pasta into a delicious round casserole. While baking up your favorite recipe, maybe use round pasta noodles to really punctuate the ring in the day. Web - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-noodle-ring-day-december-11/“What's Coming to Theaters this week?” with Jay Sherer“Feel Good Friday with Tina AndersonEventsBrian - Fox Racing Warehouse Sale - December 2020 - Santa Ana, CADec 10 - 20, 2020Alternative Retail2100 E Wilshire Ave #BSanta Ana, CA 92705Web - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fox-racing-warehouse-sale-december-2020-santa-ana-ca-tickets-131537025785?aff=ebdssbdestsearchSeth - Annual Nights of 1000 Lights Web - https://thesherman.org/Web - https://www.orangecounty.net/html/events.htmlLinksJay Sherer, “What’s Coming to Theaters this Week”Storytelling ExecutiveThe Reclamation SocietyThe Story Geeks PodcastTina Anderson, Feel Good Fridayfb - https://www.facebook.com/tinaandersonOC/ig - https://www.instagram.com/tinaandersonoc/Web - https://tinaandersonoc.com/Drive Time OCWeb - https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/drive-time-oc/Twitter - https://twitter.com/DriveTimeOCInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/drivetimeoc/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@drivetimeocDownload the “Drive Time OC” AppAndroid - http://bit.ly/38ifo2JApple - https://apple.co/2RzEzIhSponsors“OC Real-Estate with Daniel”Daniel Preszler - (714) 788-7525 Email - 714ocre@gmail.comCalifornia Trial Attorneys – https://catrialattorneys.com/Foskaris Wellness - https://foskariswellness.com/Sitch Radio - https://sitchradio.com/If you would like to become a sponsor or advertiser Call Sitch Radio (714) 643-2500 X 1

Doug Stephan presents the DJV Show
Download - 11/23 - In-N-Out hits big in Colorado, Chick-fil-A online ordering, Visit Titanic remains for $125k, COVID will not stop Santa!!!

Doug Stephan presents the DJV Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 17:02


The World Famous Frank Show
In-N-Out...In About 12 hours in Colorado

The World Famous Frank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 57:51


(0:00) Show Open: AZ at MAX ICU Rates Arizona reports 6,464 deaths from COVID-19; 674 in Pima County (12:05) Entertainment News   John Cleese accused of being transphobic while defending J.K. Rowling RICKY SCHRODER helped pay the $2 million bond for Kenosha, Wisconsin shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. "Coming 2 America" will hit Amazon Prime on March 5th. Johnny Rotten bit on the penis by a flea    (26:20)  The First In-N-Out Burger Opened in Colorado . . . And Had a 14-Hour Drive-Thru Line Is this REALLY a smart way to spend an entire day of your weekend? In-N-Out Burger just opened its first two locations in Colorado.  And people were so HYPED, they were waiting up to FOURTEEN HOURS in a two-mile-long drive-thru line. And there's more.  At one point, two guys got out of their car and got into a FIGHT . . . where one of them lost his pants. (NBC 4 - Los Angeles) (31:25) "Good News" Stories from the Coronavirus Outbreak A restaurant in D.C. called Sakina Halal Grill serves anyone, even if they can't pay.  But last week, the owner said he was days away from shutting down, because he hasn't had enough paying customers during the pandemic.  So someone started a GoFundMe page, and it's already raised around $300,000 to keep the place open.   A waitress in New York broke down after a random woman gave her a $1,000 tip.  It was a "Venmo Challenge" thing where the woman raised money on social media.  And she's planning to give another $1,000 to a random first responder.   Volunteers with a group called Backpacks for the Street have handed out over 10,000 backpacks to homeless people in New York since the pandemic hit.  Each one has around 50 items in it, like antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, first aid kits, and food.   The pandemic won't stop the military from keeping tabs on Santa this year.  NORAD announced they'll be tracking Santa on Christmas Eve, just like they have every year since 1955. (42:05) Dumbass of the Day   A Guy with Meth Crashed His Motorcycle, Accidentally Shot Himself, and Got Hit by a Car A couple in Maryland wearing matching "Rick and Morty" hoodies were arrested during a traffic stop on multiple gun charges. A woman in Texas punched a police officer who came to impound her pot belly pig.     (51:35) Were Orgies this big pre-pandemic? Another weekend, another underground swingers sex party getting broken up in New York for violating coronavirus restrictions.  This week's was an 80-person orgy in Queens. Support the show: https://podcave.app/subscribe/the-world-famous-frank-show-4eehjczc See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HistoryPod
9th November 1979: A computer error at NORAD reports that the USSR had fired hundreds of nuclear missiles at the USA

HistoryPod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020


When news of the incident reached the Soviet Union, party leader Leonid Brezhnev wrote to Carter condemning the ‘tremendous danger’ caused by the ...

Forklart
Annonsørinnhold fra Norad: Hvor realistisk er det at vi når Bærekraftsmålene innen 2030?

Forklart

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2020 10:49


Bærekraft er på alles lepper, men vet du hva bærekraft egentlig er? Dette er en annonsørepisode fra Norad, produsert av annonseavdelingen Schibsted Partnerstudio.

The Leadership Podcast
TLP226: Balancing Career & Family Responsibilities - with General Lori Robinson

The Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 45:37


General Lori J. Robinson is the former Commander of NORAD and NORTHCOM. Her selection made national news as she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine as the first woman to lead a US Combatant Command. Her 36-year military career is filled with remarkable accomplishments at the highest levels of operations, diplomatic engagement, and political coordination. Today, she dedicates herself as a mentor to those seeking to better balance career demands with personal and family responsibilities. General Robinson shares her perspectives on transitioning from military life to civilian, redefining the definition of servant leadership, and the differences in responsibilities as a leader.   Key Takeaways [3:10] Sometimes, people get nervous around General Robinson, but as a leader, it’s your job to make the room comfortable. [6:30] General Robinson recommends veterans take some time for themselves to recover. [16:15] When General Robinson came home after work, it would take her an hour and a half just to decompress because of everything that was going on. And when General Robinson officially retired, it took her six months to recover and to reflect on her personal life. [20:15] Whether you’re a commander or CEO, everyone has unique thoughts on how to get to the end goal and it’s important as a leader just to listen to those views and thoughts. [22:15] When it comes to harmony within the organization vs. healthy conflict, General Robinson sees it differently. It boils down to what is the main goal and objective we’re all trying to achieve, and how can we bring healthy conversation into the fold to get there. [26:30] Servant leadership really could be redefined as supportive leadership. It’s not always your job to do every task under the sun, but to actually support and empower your team to do it themselves. [31:00] You need to have a conversation with your spouse about whose career comes first. For General Robinson and her husband, it made the most sense for her husband to leave his service after 17 years to join the reserves and the private sector. [33:55] If both of your careers come first, then you need to set boundaries for how long you’re willing to live apart. Have the conversation now before it becomes an emotional one. [43:55] Listener challenge: Be true to yourself and say thanks every day.   Quotable Quotes “The tone from the CEO about everybody having the same destination in mind, listening to everybody, and bringing it together to make it one company, it’s very doable.” “It’s about being a part of something that’s bigger than yourself and it’s not about you, it’s about the institution.” “I’m certainly not the smartest person in the room. No matter what the task at hand is, it’s important to listen to what experts have to say, but at the end of the day, a decision has to be made.” “I’m so humbled and honored to have done and seen the things I did and I’m grateful to the people who have given me the opportunities that they did over my career.”   Resources Mentioned General Lori J. Robinson’s bio: Lori Robinson Stillness Is the Key, by Ryan Holiday   The Leadership Podcast is Sponsored by:     Cultivate Grit. Amplify Action. Click HERE to learn more.     Free downloads of Quick Reference Guides on Delegation, Time Management, Sales, and more.  

Misty and Ike Ruin the Internet
Episode 45 - Bigfoot, Monsters and Nazi Airports? - US Conspiracy Theories

Misty and Ike Ruin the Internet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 15:44


There's a popular quote that states "The value of everything is man made."We take a dive into that theory with chatting about tin foil hat conspiracy theories.First we decide to make up an alien language full of nanu nanus and bing bongs.BIGFOOT- 2032 people in WA state alone have seen Bigfoot!Is BigFoot possibly an alien?There is a Loch Ness Monster in America located in a 126,000 acre lake in Montana. A Mind Control Lab in Alaska- High Frequency Auroral Research Lab with over 200 antennas used to measure radio waves and how far we can hear frequencies. Some people believe it's an experimental weapon to control peoples minds and that it caused the Columbia space shuttle to deconstruct. The Denver International Airport was maybe built by neo Nazi's? Its horse sculpture killed the sculptor. The airport built by New World Airport Commission except there is no such organization. Some of the art in airport- Nazi soldiers in gas mask, devil jumping out of a suitcase, children near building burning. WHAT?!? And is rumored to connect underground to NORAD!The Georgia Guidestones- a monument in Elbert County, GA. 10 stone guidelines written in 8 different languages."Maintain Humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature""Rules passion, faith tradition and all things with tempered reason. Built in 1980 the man who financed the stones gave an alias so no one knows who built them.Believed to tell the future and help rebuild after the apocalypse! HUH?!?!Basically what we get from it is that something will kill like Thanos, 90% of the population.Would Misty and Ike make it through the snap??Misty and Ike are gonna add Be excellent to each other with their own chisel.

Dead Rabbits Society
Dead Rabbits Society #018: 9/11 We Will Never Forget (But We Did)

Dead Rabbits Society

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 69:01


19 years ago, we swore we would never forget a world changing event. Now, almost 2 decades later, we find ourselves in the midst of another world changing event. What lessons can we take from 9/11 that can be applied to now, and what parallels exist in the government response to each crisis? In Episode 18 of DRS, we attempt to answer these questions and so much more.#PatriotAct, #AirlineSecurity, #9/11, #MagicMushrooms, #DejaVu, #WTCBuilding, #NORAD, #LondonSubwayBombing, #TerrorDrills, #Arbusto, #BushCIA, #TimOsman, #LooseChange, #LarrySilverstein, #FreedomTower, #MarvinBush, #PentagonCruiseMissile, #PNAC, #SaddamHussein, #ClintonBodyCount, #CovidWarGame, #Problem, #Reaction, #Solution, #Globalists, #Thermite, #TheFiveIsraelis, #Illuminati, #Nostradamus, #WTC1993Bombing, #OklahomaCity, #PerpetualWar, #Halliburton, #DickCheney, #BushVsGore, #NeoCons, #MediaConsolidation, #NeverForget, #NewWorldOrder, #AustraliaLockdown, #Revelations, #ShadowPeople, #Boogeymen

Podcast UFO
419. Guest Paul Dean

Podcast UFO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 110:43


Guest Paul Dean discusses what he has uncovered through Freedom of information documents, un-mined sources of government entities that have detected, tracked and made conclusions on anomalous aerial objects. There have been extremely unusual aerospace events; plus, the results of FOIA work into historical records of the USAF Space Command; NORAD; the FAA, and more. Show Notes  

Our Big Dumb Mouth
OBDM832 - UFO Task Force | Space Force Command | I Love NYC | Strange News

Our Big Dumb Mouth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 91:23


Joe, Mike and Cretched join the show / Alien Abduction stories / Tucker on UFO Task Force / New Space Force and NorthCom Commanders / Trump will not step down / NYC Urine and mouth favors / BLM Protesters confront people at NY restaurant / Herschel Walker Son / Why are the protests continuing / Portland Anarchist Camp Video / Open Lines / FEMA in Ohio / End  NORAD, Northern Command, Space Command get new commanders : VIDEO https://www.fox21news.com/news/local/norad-northern-command-space-command-hosting-change-of-command-ceremonies/ Terrence O’Shaughnessy: secret plan to install general if law breaks down https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/general-terrence-oshaughnessy-secret-plan-to-install-general-if-law-breaks-down-c2n3zc773 2020 shaping up to be banner year for close encounters as UFO spotting replaces bird watching as new pandemic obsession https://www.foxnews.com/science/2020-banner-year-close-encounters-ufo-spotting Woman urinates ‘while giving homeless man oral sex on street’ in ‘new normal’ Manhattan Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/03/woman-urinates-while-giving-homeless-man-oral-sex-on-street-in-new-normal-manhattan-13219016/?ito=cbsha   Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. ▀▄▀▄▀ CONTACT LINKS ▀▄▀▄▀ ► Phone: 614-388-9109 ► Website: http://obdmpod.com ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/obdmpod ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obdmnews ► Instagram: obdmpod ► Email: ourbigdumbmouth at gmail ▀▄▀▄▀ DONATE LINKS ▀▄▀▄▀ ► Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/obdm ► Subscribe Star: https://www.subscribestar.com/obdm ► Crypto: https://streamlabs.com/ourbigdumbmouth/tip ▀▄▀▄▀ LISTEN LINKS ▀▄▀▄▀ ► YouTube | OBDM VIDEOS : https://www.youtube.com/user/ourbigdumbmouth ► YouTube | OBDM POD | 2nd Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrj4SPfo5ySkEnyaQAW5zvA ► Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/obdmpod ► DLive: https://dlive.tv/obdm ► RSS: http://ourbigdumbmouth.libsyn.com/rss ► iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/our-big-dumb-mouth/id261189509?mt=2 ▀▄▀▄▀ DISCLAIMER ▀▄▀▄▀ ► Everything we do could be considered performance art ► Satire and Parody are often used ► OBDM T-Shirt: https://teespring.com/obdm-dino-wizard?73d3a50c4b#pid=46&cid=2753&sid=front ▀▄▀▄▀ LIVE STREAMS ▀▄▀▄▀ ► YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ourbigdumbmouth ► Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/obdmpod ► DLive: https://dlive.tv/obdm  

The Propaganda Report
DNB: We're Getting Third Worlded, Ex-Emory Professor Arrested for Hiding Chinese Funding, & Pentagon Reopens Mysterious NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Bunker (5.12.20)

The Propaganda Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2020 30:53


Listen, Subscribe, Share the show with friends, Donate. Help us keep this train rollin! Share and subscribe. The Propaganda Report: DNB: We're Getting Third Worlded, Ex-Emory Professor Arrested for Hiding Chinese Funding, & Pentagon Reopens Mysterious NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Bunker (5.12.20) Check out Neighbors Feed & Seed for all your gardening needs.  Neighbors Feed & Seed In Smyrna, GA https://www.neighborsfeedandseed.com/ Neighbors Feed & Seed Instagram https://www.instagram.com/neighborsfeedandseed/ A Pulse Oximeter is a noninvasive and painless test that measures your oxygen saturation level, or the oxygen levels in your blood. You can find them at a lower price on ebay. CVS Pulse Oximeters https://www.cvs.com/shop/home-health-care/monitors/pulse-oximeters DONATE LINKS If you find value in the content we produce and want to help us keep this train rollin, drop us a donation via Paypal or become a Patreon. (links below) Every little bit helps. Thank you! And thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the show. It’s your support that enables us to continue producing shows. Paypal Patreon SUBSCRIBE LINKS Subscribe on iTunes  Subscribe on Google Play Music Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Tunein Listen on Stitcher Follow on Spotify Like and Follow us on Facebook Follow Monica on Twitter Follow Binkley on Twitter Subscribe to Binkley’s Youtube Channel https://www.paypal.me/BradBinkley https://www.patreon.com/propagandareport https://twitter.com/freedomactradio https://twitter.com/MonicaPerezShow https://www.youtube.com/bradbinkley    

Stuff You Missed in History Class
Holiday Bonus! NORAD Tracking Santa: A Cold War History

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2019 38:25


Just a little Christmas Eve cheer for our listeners as everyone keeps an eye out for Santa! It's our 2017 episode about how NORAD started tracking Santa. There’s some myth-busting here, and maybe the tiniest bit of bah-humbug. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers