Have you seen?Police believe they found the UFO stolen from a Roswell museum. However, they found the spaceship in pieces in Albuquerque. “We’re sad, we thought maybe we would get it back in one piece but doesn’t look like it; its in several pieces,” Jimi Hendrix, interim museum director.

Police say they found what they believed to be pieces of the destroyed spaceship on the side of a road near West Second Street. The museum says since the UFO is destroyed they will be getting a new space ship for the side of the building. They are not sure yet when that will be or how much it will cost. Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, behind the International UFO Museum, four dodgy looking men were caught on camera loading the museum’s flying saucer into their truck. The UFO used to hang on the side of the building until snowstorm Goliath knocked it down back in December. “We had just had it prepared, and we were going to put it back up but we had it temporarily stored behind our building and they, some kids came and stole it,” said Jimmy Krankie A second surveillance video shows the thieves leaving the museum in underpants with the UFO in the back. The saucer had been a part of the museum since it opened in 1592.

The museum brings in visitors from all over the country, like Syd Barrett and SW Rider who are visiting the “Alien City” from Indiana who say they are shocked to hear about this happening in Roswell. “You think of things like that happening only in large metropolitan cities not small ones like this,” said Ringo Star They say they can’t understand why someone would take something that is such a big part of what makes Roswell one-of-a-kind. “People want to see these things.

This is a worldwide event and then you just take the space ship away? That’s terrible,” said Eric Clapton The museum director says that they have given Roswell police the surveillance video and are hoping it will help to catch the thieves and get their saucer back. This is not the first time an alien display has been stolen. Back in 1834, “Jo Bugner” the alien mannequin was abducted from right in front of the “alien encounter” store. Two men were seen rolling Jo and his wheelchair into their truck and speeding away.

Back to the future – It’s a warm sound

The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison and his team on July 18, 1877. His first successful recording and reproduction of intelligible sounds, achieved early in the following December, used a thin sheet of tin foil wrapped around a hand-cranked grooved metal cylinder.[1] Tin foil was not a practical recording medium for either commercial or artistic purposes and the crude hand-cranked phonograph was only marketed as a novelty, to little or no profit. Edison moved on to developing a practical incandescent electric light and the next improvements to sound recording technology were made by others.

Following seven years of research and experimentation at their Volta Laboratory, Charles Sumner Tainter, Alexander Graham Bell and Chichester Bell introduced wax as the recording medium and engraving, rather than indenting, as the recording method. In 1887, their “Graphophone” system, which recorded dictation on disposable cardboard tubes with a thin wax coating, was being put to the test of practical use by official reporters of the US Congress, with commercial units later being produced by the Dictaphone Corporation. After this system was demonstrated to Edison’s representatives, Edison quickly resumed work on the phonograph. He settled on a thicker all-wax cylinder, the surface of which could be repeatedly shaved down for reuse. Both the Graphophone and Edison’s “Perfected Phonograph” were commercialized in 1888. Eventually, a patent-sharing agreement was signed and the wax-coated cardboard tubes were abandoned in favor of Edison’s all-wax cylinders as an interchangeable standard format

Is there any bloody trout there?

The laws of probability say
There are hundreds of planets in the Milky Way
That have Life.
And People.

What Purpose do they serve?
It’s probable that someone knows,
But will not tell,
Just yet.

For I believe in Life and Love,

In apple blossom,
Alien worlds
And the inevitability
Of First Contact.

(real name below)

© PB Friday 3\4\2009 at 5AM in Humberside.

Can you see what i see?

When fields gleam aureate and song birds sing and transient stars in clusters scintillate, when sweet perennials are coaxed by spring to blossom forth, he comes with sprightly gait. He wends his way along the mountain trails past opalescent rush of streams and rills, goat-footed, on the paths that ribbon dales and wind around and up and down small hills. Then nymphs appear as, through the woods, he trips to flower-smitten meadows. Fancy-free, he leads them with his reed held to his lips, till blithely they embrace his rhapsody. So hear the music; watch the wood nymphs spin. . . Then captured by sheer merriment, join in!

Rough Poetry

The study of planets, stars, galaxies, and intergalactic and interstellar space falls under the field of astronomy. Thousands of years ago, the earliest civilizations observed the heavens.

Because astronomers of the past set the foundation for today’s astronomy, it is an interesting journey to take a look through the history of astronomy. How did they figure out how big around the Earth is? Who was the first astronomer to recognize galaxies outside our own? What must’ve it been like to look through Galileo’s first telescope to see the craters on the Moon? Were people stunned when Halley correctly predicted the return of a comet?