A Brief History On January 9, 1839, the first practical photographic process (Daguerreotype) was revealed by the French Academy of Sciences. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find many people had been working on the development of practical photography, but Daguerre, a French chemist, was the first to produce a process that was portable, not the size of an entire room, and that resulted in images of reasonable quality. One of the great discoveries by Daguerre was the ability to use paper coated with concoctions containing silver and other chemicals instead of the image being produced on a metal plate.  That…

A Brief History On January 8, 1981, a close encounter with a UFO left actual physical evidence! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find what Popular Mechanic’s magazine (May 2001) called “…the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time.” A French farmer working outside on his farm near Trans-en-Provence, France was alerted by a loud whistling noise and watched in amazement as a UFO landed on his field about 150 feet away.  He later described the UFO as looking like two saucers on top of each other and being a bit over 2 meters in diameter. The farmer reported the…

A Brief History On January 7, 1948, a Kentucky Air National Guard pilot met his death trying to intercept a UFO! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find another well documented close encounter, this time of the deadly kind. Captain Tom Mantell flying his P-51 Mustang was a World War II veteran, not a civilian or some rookie.  Mantell and 3 other Mustang pilots were directed to intercept a huge round white object, perhaps a football field across!  Multiple witnesses from spots in Ohio and Kentucky, including a sergeant at the Fort Knox control tower and members of the Kentucky Highway…

A Brief History It is January 6th, Merry Christmas!  Or wait, is it just Christmas Eve? Digging Deeper Christmas is an annual festival, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.  Although currently in the United States of America, Christmas is mostly celebrated on December 25th, it is not the case with various Christians elsewhere in the world. While of course Roman Catholics and Protestant denominations are almost universal in naming December 25th as the big day, Armenian Christians celebrate Christmas day on January 6th, while most Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate it on January 7th. Why the confusion and different days to celebrate…

A Brief History On January 5, 2000, witnesses, of whom  at least 5 were police officers, observed a triangular UFO over the American state of Illinois. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find an incident where witnesses from several different cities reported the same thing, a huge black triangle shaped UFO flying at low altitude. Among the many witnesses were 5 police officers from various jurisdictions.  Although many readers may think that the police are not any more truthful than other people, consider how important it is to the officer that other people do not consider him a nut of some…

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