Mike Kilen [email protected] Published 5:27 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Editor's note: This story was originally published May 3, 2013. The 2018 Van Meter Visitor Festival will be held 1-8:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Imagine what a smartphone in 1903 Van Meter could have accomplished. Instead of shouldering shotguns and blasting away at an eight-foot winged creature with a forehead horn that cast a beam of light, panicked citizens could have quickly posted a YouTube video. Case closed. Monster confirmed. Camping out all night 110 years later, at an old coal mine outside of town where the alleged creature is believed to have lived, a researcher of odd legends is still trying to get sight of it. Chad Lewis survived the assignment. He was not abducted nor scooped up by a flying creature, but he has a good story to tell. In his wanderings of Van Meter, he unearthed a legend that was dying out with the old-timers, and tonight he will tell it at the old high school gym. The story offers … [Read more...] about Van Meter remembers 1903 visit from winged monster
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For the better part of a decade, Christopher Croghan was at war. He deployed to Iraq for the first time in 2007 at the height of the conflict. Returning home, he found it no more peaceful than the desert. Like many in his generation of post-9/11 veterans, Croghan found it almost impossible to speak candidly about what he had lived through—particularly with those closest to him. When faced with the choice between returning to the battlefield and processing at home the trauma he brought back, he repeatedly volunteered for redeployment, even as a soldier for hire after leaving the Marines. “The only stuff my family knew about the war and me is that every once in a while we would have a celebration, and I would get way too drunk,” Croghan said. “And I’d say, ‘Well, you’ve never shot at a fucking kid, so shut the fuck up.’” Croghan’s drinking led to a DUI. Both the judge and his therapist at the VA encouraged him to pursue writing, … [Read more...] about Can Comedy Heal the Wounds of War?
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 14, 2018 at 8:30 am | UPDATED: April 14, 2018 at 8:54 am By Alex Horton | Washington Post The view from the lunar landing module on July 20, 1969, was — in mankind’s best guess — the first time a living being traveled to another celestial body to observe the luminous blue planet shrouded in the seemingly infinite darkness of space. But before that moment, the crew of Apollo 11 hurtling toward the moon radioed mission command in Houston to ask about a curious object they saw on their third day in space. “Do you have any idea where the S-IVB is with respect to us?” commander Neil Armstrong asked, referring to the third stage of the Saturn V rocket that was jettisoned earlier in the flight. Mission control had an answer about three minutes later, according to a NASA radio transcript of the mission. “Apollo 11, Houston,” the command replied. “The S-IVB is about 6,000 nautical miles from you … [Read more...] about No, Buzz Aldrin didn’t see a UFO on his way to the moon
One of the biggest mysteries humans face is: are we alone in the universe? Some of the greatest scientific minds in the world have thought about this question, and at more length than the scientific layman. So what do they think? Are we alone in the vast universe? Or will we one day meet intelligent duration: 13:39 published: 20 Sep 2016 updated: 20 Sep 2016 views: 217067 Subscribe to Naked Science - http://goo.gl/wpc2Q1 Every other Wednesday we present a new video, so join us to see the truth laid bare... Just for a moment, imagine a universe awash with life, where we humans are not the only intelligent beings around. What might these alien races look like? Coul duration: 50:15 published: 13 Jun 2013 updated: 13 Jun 2013 views: 2522881 To find other life in our solar system, we may have to prospect for it. Our destinations: Mars and Europa, one of Jupiters moons. Beneath Europa\'s crust, scientists believe, is an ocean of volcanically heated mud -- just the kind of … [Read more...] about Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) THE GREAT Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is 80 today. From a tribute last year when Trinity College, in Hartford, awarded him an honorary doctorate of laws: “A son of Georgia, you grew up in segregated Atlanta during the 1950s. ... [As a young lawyer, your] firm sued the University of Georgia for racial discrimination in its admission policies. That suit ended in 1961 with a federal court order demanding the admission of two African Americans, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton E. Holmes. In an act of courage, you personally escorted the two past a group of angry white protesters to the registrar’s office.” http://bit.ly/1IQPlOa ... See a 6-pager from Akin Gump, “A Lifetime of Achievement” http://bit.ly/1J9P6PR Story Continued Below --“From Jim Crow to Wall Street: Vernon Jordan Turns 80,” by Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev: “I asked Jordan … [Read more...] about SIREN! BIDEN GETS REAL: Advisers focus on S.C., Nev. – V.P. SEES APPEAL to Reagan Dems, Jews, LGBT — WHY HILLARY LOVES SNAPCHAT – MEGYN KELLY’s vacation — JENNA BUSH HAGER names #2 ‘Poppy’