Christine Lagarde to be investigated for alleged role in political fraud case

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

IMF chief and former finance minister says decision to investigate her for ‘negligence’ is unfounded

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates on Wednesday for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case, a source close to the former French finance minister said.

The source said Lagarde, who earlier was questioned by magistrates in Paris under her existing status as a witness, considered their decision to investigate her for alleged “negligence” was unfounded and would appeal it. A French judiciary source also confirmed the step.

In French law, magistrates place someone under formal investigation when they believe there are indications of wrongdoing, but that does not always lead to a trial.

The inquiry into tycoon Bernard Tapie has embroiled several of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s cabinet members, including Lagarde.

Tapie, who supported Sarkozy in the last two elections, was awarded 403m euros in a 2008 arbitration payment under Sarkozy’s presidency to settle a dispute with the now defunct, state-owned bank Credit Lyonnais over a 1993 share sale. Lagarde was finance minister at the time.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/27/christine-lagarde-imf-investigated-alleged-political-fraud

 

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France’s president replaces economy minister with “former” Rothschild Banker

Source: Reuters

President Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy.

The shake-up is the latest episode in the wrangling across Europe about how much budgetary rigor the region’s economies can bear as they recover from financial crises. For Hollande, who is revamping his government for a second time in two years, it could be his last chance to make a success of his presidency.

Arnaud Montebourg, ejected from the key economy ministry post on Monday after his latest tirade against German-enforced “austerity” in the euro zone, was replaced by Emmanuel Macron.

Macron, a 36-year-old former merchant banker, acted as Hollande’s top economic adviser until June. He was widely known in French business circles as their “ear” at Hollande’s presidential palace, otherwise largely packed with technocrats.

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Actor Rob Schneider has obtained copies of CDC cover-up documents, urges California to investigate scientific fraud

by Mike Adams

The CDC whistleblower story is exploding, and despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to maintain a total media blackout on the story, the truth is spreading like wildfire across the internet and social media.

The essence of the story is that CDC scientist William Thompson has admitted to committing scientific fraud over the last ten years in conjunction with other CDC scientists. They retroactively altered study data to hide the proven fact that MMR vaccines cause a huge increase in autism risk in African-American children, and the CDC’s top criminal, Dr. Julie Gerberding, orchestrated the entire fraud.

Now Rob Schneider, famous for his many roles in popular comedy movies, is urging the political leadership of California to investigate the fraud. More importantly, he also says he has a copy of “the original CDC report that was later suppressed and fraudulently changed.”

His full letter, posted on the Canary Party website, is reprinted here:

From: Rob Schneider
Date: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Subject: CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud – CNN iReport
To: Lark Park, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Governor’s office (Lark.Park@gov.ca.gov)

Dear Ms. Park,

This is Rob Schneider. I want to first thank you for calling me several years ago when Governor Brown signed into law AB2109, the requirement for all parents of school children to have to “be counseled” to get a Doctor’s note in order to obtain a vaccine exemption to attend public school in California.

As you may or may or not know this has caused hardships all over the state as Doctors have refused to meet with parents who want the exemption form signed and families who have been threatened with or have been kicked out of medical practices for not going along with the exact Vaccine schedule, currently 49 shots of over 16 different Vaccines before the age of Six Years old. This in spite of a family’s objections whose child may have had another sibling that had a bad reaction to a particular Vaccine.

This policy of one size fits all Vaccine schedule for every child is as absurd as giving the same eye prescription glasses to every child. The fact is EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT and there is currently NO SYSTEM or thought to which child could be more susceptible to adverse reactions including permanent injury and death from any Vaccine or Vaccine ingredients.

Since I have opposed this undemocratic and onerous legislation (and Law) from its inception, I have kept up on how it has affected families in California. Now there is more reason than ever to be concerned, even outraged, by the CDC and by AB 2109.

A top Scientist and Researcher for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. William Thompson PHD, who did the major research safety study for the Measles Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR) has come forward as a whistleblower and admitted that the MMR study was in fact fraudulent. (I have attached a link of the news story from CNN for your convenience).

As a concerned citizen of the State of California, I feel compelled to share with you proof the CDC committed fraud (I have copies of the original CDC report that was later suppressed and fraudulently changed). One disturbing disclosure, AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN were and still are THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PERCENT more likely to develop Autism under the current Vaccine MMR schedule. This according to the original CDC study in 2001.

My question to you and Governor Brown is, how many children in California in the last thirteen years since this report have been hurt? How many children in the US have been permanently damaged?

Lastly, how many MORE children will be needlessly injured because of the bill Governor Brown signed?

Before I pay for advertisements in News outlets, Sacramento Bee, etc, I would like to hear what Governor Brown has to say in light of this new information.

This letter is being sent to my Representative in Congress, Congressman Sherman and to my friend Congressman Posey of Florida and to both our State Senators as well as to other media outlets.

I await your call or email and Governor Brown’s prompt response.

The children of California deserve nothing less.

Sincerely,

Rob Schneider

Laura Hayes of HealthChoice.org follows up with even more damning evidence against the CDC

Following Rob’s letter, Laura Hayes of HealthChoice.org sent this email, summarizing the irrefutable evidence of scientific fraud carried out by the CDC in conspiracy with the for-profit vaccine industry:

date: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM
subject: Re: CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud – CNN iReport

Dear All,

Thank you, Mr. Schneider, for bringing this critically-important news to Governor Brown’s attention. Truly unbelievable, but unfortunately not surprising, that mainstream media hasn’t made this their top story since the release of the CDC whistleblower video…

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The Universal Declaration Of The Rights Of Mother Earth

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Imagine if there was a United Natures of all species! Bolivia was the first country to pass a resolution which put the issue of Mother Earth rights as an item on the UN agenda. The Framework Law on Mother Earth and Integral Development for Living Well, in effect since Oct. 15, 2012, outlines principles for making a shift from classic development models to an integral model “in harmony and balance with nature, recovering and strengthening local and ancestral knowledge and wisdom.” (1)

Bolivia’s proposal for Rights for Mother Earth is therefore about tackling these fundamental underlying issues. For centuries indigenous communities have warned that if human communities are to remain part of the Earth community they must behave as respectful members. We call our planet Pachamama, Mother Earth, because we know we cannot live without her. This understanding is supported not only by ancient spiritual traditions but also by contemporary science which continues to reveals the complex interdependence of life on earth. These perspectives are coming together in what is known as “Earth jurisprudence.”

Bolivia, Ecuador and other Latin American countries already have begun the process of defining such a development path. We use terms like “living well” to describe a way of life that seeks not to live “better” and at the cost of others and nature, but in harmony with all. The struggles of indigenous people and social movements in Latin America have enabled this perspective to be enshrined in the Bolivian and Ecuadorian constitutions.

So what would rights for nature look like?

One of the most important implications is that it would enable legal systems to maintain vital ecological balances by balancing human rights against the rights of other members of the Earth community. Presently many environmentally harmful human activities are completely lawful. Most legal systems define everything, that is not a human being or a corporation, as property. Just as slave laws, which turned humans into property, entrenched an exploitative relationship between the two, our legal systems have entrenched an exploitative and inherently damaging relationship between ourselves and Earth. Even most environmental laws do little more than regulate the rate at which environmental destruction may take place.

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If legal systems recognized the rights of other-than-human beings (e.g. mountains, rivers, forests and animals), courts and tribunals could deal with the fundamental issues of environmental contamination rather than being bogged down in the technical details of permitted pollutants and emissions. For example, a rights-based approach could evaluate whether the rights of humans to clear tropical forests for beef ranching should trump the right of species in those forests to continue to exist. Instead of devising ever more complex schemes to authorize environmental damage and to trade in the right to pollute, we would focus on how best to maintain the quality of the relationship between ourselves and Earth.

In 1948, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed, it was a declaration of hope into a post-war world. It had no legal basis as a document. Sixty years on the declaration has been incorporated into the laws of many countries and been the basis for the International Criminal Court. Facing a crisis far worse than any world war, might it not be time for humanity to launch a new declaration, one that defends our planet and its biodiversity from ever-continuing extinction? (2)

The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Presented by Bolivia for UN recognition outlines some of the fundamental rights earth.

(1) Mother Earth is a living being.

(2) Mother Earth is a unique, indivisible, self-regulating community of interrelated beings that sustains, contains and reproduces all beings.

(3) Each being is defined by its relationships as an integral part of Mother Earth.

(4) The inherent rights of Mother Earth are inalienable in that they arise from the same source as existence.

(5) Mother Earth and all beings are entitled to all the inherent rights recognized in this Declaration without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic and inorganic beings, species, origin, use to human beings, or any other status.

(6) Just as human beings have human rights, all other beings also have rights which are specific to their species or kind and appropriate for their role and function within the communities within which they exist.

(7) The rights of each being are limited by the rights of other beings and any conflict between their rights must be resolved in a way that maintains the integrity, balance and health of Mother Earth...

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http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/08/24/the-universal-declaration-of-the-rights-of-mother-earth/

 

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10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal

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by Joe Martino.

When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all you are going to see is war, conflict, death, illness, etc. Sure, this is part of the mainstream medias content strategy to sell drama and keep people focused on it, but besides that it reveals something real about the current state of our world.

I believe Michael Ellner said it well in his quote: “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

Now obviously Ellner’s quote is a simplified way of looking at our current state, but in many ways it’s bang on. Most of what we do in the name of “good” ends up destroying something else in the process and is passed off mainly in the name of profit.

We’ve seen over and over again how our ways have brought us to a point where we are destroying everything in our path, so the question must be asked, isn’t it time for change? Are we fully capable, honest, and determined enough to look at our past, where our actions and though-patterns have brought us to this point, and now do something completely different in order to restore balance?

The people over at The Free World Charter believe it’s time for that and have put together a list of facts about society we oddly accept as normal.

10 Facts About Our Society That We Oddly Accept As Normal

We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities.
We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year.
We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections.
We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people.
We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments.
We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use. More on education here.
We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development.
We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version.
Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable.
Anyone with a really useful invention, can forcefully prevent others from using or modifying it.

What Would Your World Look Like?

Tell us what your world would look like. The bottom line is, we are in a very transformational time in our world. Solutions are needed and they are needed quickly. Share your ideas with the community in the comments below.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/08/25/10-shocking-facts-about-society-that-we-absurdly-accept-as-normal/

 

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What Exactly Is Reality? No Metaphor Can Describe It

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by Tom Bunzel

How many times have you heard teachers use analogies to try to bring home a point? For example the common image of the self being like a wave in the ocean –experienced as separate, but where does the ocean end and the self begin. So “it’s all one.” But in many ways we actually use analogies to separate us from reality –to create the illusion that we “know” something mentally when it really needs to be fathomed much more deeply –with all of the senses.

Take for instance the experience of going outside on a clear night and looking at the stars. We can identify the moon, which is supposedly “close” and then begin to drift out, discovering a planet perhaps and a constellation, and then? Remember the Hubble Deep Field experiment which trained the supertelescope on a supposedly empty part of space, and discovered billions of galaxies –not stars, but galaxies?

Our first impulse is to use a word to “explain” what we’re seeing or experiencing.

Oh, it’s “infinite.”

Words are the first level of metaphor, after all, since they seem to be the brain’s “filter” for comprehending reality. But what does that word really tell us? We’re standing “here,” somewhere in the “universe,” and looking “out there,” but every time we think, what’s beyond that, we come up with… another WORD.

If we consider what truly IS, it goes beyond our cognitive mind. It clenches us in our gut. There is NO explanation.

In terms of actually comprehending what could possibly be that vast, or exist out “there,” we have no real clue or idea. Our sense of “scale” simply does not extend that far with respect to our physical existence—our body. It is literally unimaginable. Only a word –a metaphor –can provide a pointer.

But suddenly, for an instant, you “know” this from the neck down — with every cell of your existence.

I had lived with the “infinity” explanation for most of my life, only deeply experiencing the night sky intermittently, when I encountered a deeper experience. It was when I watched the TED video of geneticist Juan Enriquez saying that an apple is a computer application—that it receives energy from the sun and when the input is sufficient it “executes” its DNA code and falls from the tree that it hit me in the gut.

In the video Enriquez shows the “code” for the Ebola virus –its’ DNA –which is a sequence of four letters A, C, T and G which represent chemicals in our bodies, and all of organic life, that the strands of DNA containing this code instruct to animate our bodily -and perhaps even mental -functions. (Bear in mind that what we deem mental or physical is a description we have come up with; in nature there is no distinction—everything simply exists as it is)

As someone who had worked a bit with computer software, or code, this hit me deeply. Why? Because ALL computer code is written by humans—intentionally created for a purpose. And here was something “similar” operating within our own complex organisms in the same way.

Similar as in simile –or metaphor? No! That is what struck me. IT IS NOT A METAPHOR. Again – I “got” this from the neck down…

more…

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/08/25/what-exactly-is-reality-no-metaphor-can-describe-it/

 

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The Eccentric German Millionaire Who Lived on Less Than $500 a Month

When millionaire Klaus Zapf passed away this week, the whole of Germany mourned his death. The eccentric tycoon, who always had millions at his disposal, actually lived a frugal life by choice. What endeared him most to the people of his nation was his generous nature – he gave most of his money away, while he lived on only $500 a month.

“I don’t need any money. It just makes us unequal,” Klaus once said. “There are just so many bloody idiots with money around, you don’t need another one.”

Zapf, 62, had made his fortune in the relocation business – he ran a company called Zapf Umzüge, which he often referred to as ‘West Berlin’s best removals collective’. His distinctive blue and yellow vans were quite well-known in city streets as they picked up and unloaded wares from across the country and the world.

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But even though capitalism had made him rich, Zapf was a worshipper of socialism. He admired the ideology so much that he even had a statue of his hero – Vladimir Lenin – in his company’s yard in Kreuzberg. “Here, the delusions of grandeur are healed every day,” he said as he described his workplace.

Zapf, who moved to West Berlin in his youth because it was one of the few cities that allowed young men to skip military service, went to university to study law. According to German media, he was deeply immersed in the left scene as a student. Rudi Dutschke – a prominent leader of Germany’s socialist student movement in the late 1960s – is believed to have been one of his friends.

Law failed to keep him interested for long, however, and he quit school to set up his removals company in 1975. He started out by purchasing an old Transit van and offered his services at much lower prices compared to rival firms. Although he couldn’t drive the van himself, he quickly hired people and began the business of shifting furniture during moves. The firm grew rapidly and so did Zapf’s wealth.

Despite his vast fortune, Zapf chose to live in a small apartment and received a salary that barely covered his most basic expenditures. In fact, he lived the life of a middle class man – to make ends meet, he would collect empty bottles to reclaim deposits and shop at low price supermarkets.

Zapf never even purchased a home of his own, because he thought it would only contribute to the price-spiral and then ordinary workers wouldn’t be able to afford decent housing. He always dressed modestly, and despite running a transportation empire, he never had a driver’s license.

Behind that shabby exterior, Zapf actually hid an shrewd business acumen – he accurately predicted that the nation’s capital would move from Bonn to Berlin when the Berlin Wall came down. That’s what led him to set up a depot there, establishing his large market share in the moving business. He had around 600 employees and over 60,000 customers a year at 14 different locations.

more…

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/the-eccentric-german-millionaire-who-lived-on-less-than-500-a-month.html

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This is epic: China has lost 55% of its most valuable resource

Source: Sovereign Man

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A few days ago I had a conversation with the Chief Operating Officer for our agricultural fund in Chile.

We were discussing water, and he told me that roughly 60% of California right now is suffering “extreme drought” conditions. 30% of the state is in “severe drought”. And 10% of the state is only under “drought”.

In other words, roughly the entire state– the 8th largest economy in the world– is facing a severe shortage of water.

But if you think that’s bad, China is about to take over the spotlight yet again.

A study by China’s Ministry of Water Resources found that approximately 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared.

Moreover, China is over-exploiting its groundwater by 22 billion cubic meters per year; yet its per-capita water consumption is less than one third of the global average.

This is astounding data.

More than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing “serious scarcity”.

Beijing and other northern cities get most of their water from underground aquifers. Over the last five decades, China has had to drill increasingly deeper to gain access to water.

Another challenge China faces is logistics. More than 60% of China’s water is in the southern part of the country, but most of the usage is in the north and along the coastlines.

When you consider that this is a country that has almost one fifth of the world’s population and is soon to become the world’s biggest economy, this is rapidly becoming a global problem.

The Chinese are of course well aware of this and are trying to mitigate the consequences by diversifying internationally, or as I call, planting multiple flags.

In China’s case, it’s a ‘water flag’.

Since the most efficient way to save water is not to use it, a sensible strategy is to import water-intensive goods and commodities. Corn and wheat are great examples.

China has been acquiring land across Africa and South America; last week when I was in Ethiopia, the place was crawling with Chinese delegates in the ag business.

The goal is to increase China’s food supply, reduce its dependence on the US for grain imports, and reduce its domestic water demand.

China has the economic capacity to do this. Most nations don’t.

Globally, some two billion people face a water deficit, and dozens of countries have to import water.

Throughout history, water has been the most important resource in the world and a major cause for conflict.

As far back as the ancient Sumerians, wars would break out over control of water supplies in Mesopotamia.

Today, 47% of the world’s non-polar land mass is supplied by rivers shared by two or more states simultaneously. This is an always present but latent source of potential conflict…

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‘White Australia’ scandal: Outrage over anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Sydney

A girl (C) holds up a placard with an image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a rally in Sydney against Israel's military campaign in Gaza on August 3, 2014.(AFP Photo / Saeed Khan )

A girl (C) holds up a placard with an image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a rally in Sydney against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza on August 3, 2014.(AFP Photo / Saeed Khan )

The residents of a Sydney suburb were shocked after they discovered anti-Semitic leaflets that accused Jews of “pumping anti-European values” and called for “white Australia” to wake up. The country’s authorities slammed the incident.

The flyers have been distributed in Bondi and Double Bay households, according to Algemeiner Journal, a New York-based newspaper, covering American and international Jewish and Israel-related news.

The residents of a 40,000-strong Jewish community found the offensive pamphlets in their mail boxes Monday morning.

“The Jews own all Hollywood studios and 97 percent of US newspapers and media… They pump anti-European values, race mixing, drug abuse, everything that is harmful to our young people and they wouldn’t have it do any other way,” said the flyer, adding: “Jews have been kicked out of countries 109 times through history.”

The flyer called for “white Australia” to wake up. The flyers also included an invitation for people to join “Squadron 88,” a New South Wales-based group, and a link to Stormfront.org – a renowned neo-Nazi internet forum. The older version of it was one of the internet’s first major racial hate site.

Abraham Blasenstein, a Jewish resident of Bondi who received the offensive pamphlet, told the Algemeiner that he was “disgusted.”

“It is not a pleasant thought that there are some people that would like to do the worst to you for no reason other than their cruel character.”

He added that the incident is “a part of an increase in anti-Semitism that such low people as the ones who issued these flyers feel comfortable coming out of the woodwork.”

“It was the smallest touch of what it must have felt like for Jews in Europe before WWII. There, there was no hope and no support, at least now in Australia it is reasonable to believe that most decent people will find this type of leaflet appalling.”

Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Minister for Communications, condemned the incident, saying that the Australian authorities “should have zero tolerance for racism and racial hatred.”

“Racism and race hatred is a threat to our nation and its security. It must be opposed, called out and condemned wherever it is found,” he wrote on his official website… (except the aborigines that we treat like dog shit)

He added that the leaflets “seek to undermine the security and the harmony of Australia and hence of all Australians.”

The incident happened two weeks after another anti-Semitic case when six drunken youths shouting Nazi slogans stormed a school bus with at least 30 Jewish children as young as five in Sydney. The youngsters threatened to cut the younger children’s throats and murder everyone on board.

One of the mothers, Isabelle Stanton, whose daughter was on the bus, said she was shocked that anti-Semitism, which is on the rise in Europe, has found its way to Australia.

“I never expected something like to this happen in Australia and in Sydney. I expect it in Belgium where I’m from and where there have been anti-Semitic attacks,” she said.

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Mystery glow over the Pacific Ocean: Pilots left baffled by strange orange and red lights spotted in the dead of night

Strange lights have been spotted near the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka (image by Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst). The sighting was made by pilots flying from Hong Kong to Alaska. The glow came about 20 minutes after a vertical lightning bolt was seen

Strange lights have been spotted near the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka (image by Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst). The sighting was made by pilots flying from Hong Kong to Alaska. The glow came about 20 minutes after a vertical lightning bolt was seen
 . Strange lights have been spotted near the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka
. The sighting was made by pilots flying from Hong Kong to Alaska
. The glow came about 20 minutes after a vertical lightning bolt was seen
. Dutch pilot van Heijst ruled out squid-fishing-boats as the origin
He says the cause may have been an underwater volcano
. An ongoing investigation is taking place to find out what happened

By Jonathan O’Callaghan for MailOnline

A pilot and his co-pilot have spotted a mysterious orange and red glow over the Pacific Ocean.

The strange lights were spotted south of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka during the flight of a Boeing 747-8 from Hong Kong to Anchorage, Alaska.

And while no explanation has yet been given, it’s thought that they may have originated from the explosion of a huge volcano under the surface of the ocean.

Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst explained on PBase how, five hours into the ten-hour flight, they spotted an intense flash of light like a lightning bolt, directed vertically up in the distance.

This was then followed by a deep red and orange glow 20 minutes later.

And the experience left van Heijst somewhat perturbed, owing to the lack of an explanation for what happened.

‘Last night over the Pacific Ocean, somewhere South of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka I experienced the creepiest thing so far in my flying career,’ he said.

There were no thunderstorms on their route or weather-radar, suggesting the lightning did not originate in a storm.

The glow is also a mystery; similar lights have been spotted from squid-fishing-boats, but van Heijst says this ‘would not make sense in this area’.

‘The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us in a scary orange glow, in a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water,’ he continued.

‘The only cause of this red glow that we could think of, was the explosion of a huge volcano just underneath the surface of the ocean, about 30 minutes before we overflew that exact position.’

He was then nervous of encountering an ash-plume in the middle of the night, but fortunately they did not encounter anything of the sort.

Before the flight they had heard via radio about earthquakes in Iceland, Chile and San Francisco.

But despite their being a few volcanoes on their route, they had had not been alerted to any new activity – although this doesn’t necessarily include unseen underwater volcanoes…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2734573/Mystery-glow-Pacific-Ocean-Pilots-left-baffled-strange-orange-red-lights-spotted-dead-night.html#ixzz3BWNOl52r

 

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