Here is the UFO Headline News for The Weekend of Saturday August 12th and Sunday August 13th, 2017

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Headline #1: Star-Hop To The Perseid Meteor Radiant

Synopsis: The peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend. Maybe you’ve already seen a Perseid or two streaking across the summer sky. If not, try looking late at night on August 12, hopefully before moonrise. More meteors should be flying closer to dawn on August 13, but then the moon’s light will be interfering. Do try to minimize the moon to optimize the Perseid meteor shower. All in all, this should be a decent night to watch for meteors! Be sure to avoid city lights. While out there peering into dark skies, try looking for the Perseid’s radiant point. You don’t need to find the radiant to enjoy the meteors, but it’s fun to find, and, in this case, relatively easy.

Headline #2: Total Solar Eclipse: New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon Rock Art Shows Ancient Eclipse

Synopsis: It turns out that nearly 1,000 years ago our ancestors were just as keen to share news about a solar eclipse, but in the absence of smartphones or computers they used more primitive means to depict the stunning solar event: rock art. Researchers believe they have discovered a rock carving in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon that represents a total eclipse that occurred more than 900 years ago. The engraving, known as a petroglyph, shows a circle with curved, intricate swirling emissions issuing from it. Around the circle, believed to depict the sun, human figures can be seen in different positions and engaged in different activities. University of Colorado Boulder Professor J. McKim Malville has said the circle shown in the rock art represents the sun’s outer atmosphere, known as its corona, with the tangled, looped protrusions on its edges dating it to a total eclipse that occurred in the region on July 11, 1097.

Headline #3: Colleagues Offer Tribute To One-Of-A-Kind North Texas Author Jim Marrs

Synopsis: “When I met Jim Marrs for the first time he agreed to talk about one of his favorite subjects. ‘Yeah, think it happened,’ he said on the 120th anniversary of the alien incident of 1897 in the North Texas town of Aurora. It’s the infamous tale of an alien spaceship that allegedly crashed in the town north of Fort Worth and whose occupant was given a “good Christian burial” in the town cemetery.  Decades later Jim Marrs and a colleague took a metal detector to the grave and found readings for possible metal fragments. But the next day the readings disappeared. ‘My colleague said “I think it was the government and I said, I think you’re right,” Marrs said with a laugh.

Headline #4: Meet The New Heavyweight Champion of Dinosaurs: Patagotitan

Synopsis: Washington (AP) — A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the plant-eating behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. The dinosaur’s fossils were found in southern Argentina in 2012. Researchers who examined and dated them said the long-necked creature was the biggest of a group of large dinosaurs called titanosaurs. “There was one small part of the family that went crazy on size,” said Diego Pol of the Egidio Feruglio paleontology museum in Argentina, co-author of the study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Headline #5: South Carolina Warns Citizens of ‘Lizard Man’ Sightings During Solar Eclipse

Synopsis: The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is warning citizens in several of its counties to be vigilant of paranormal activity associated with the upcoming total solar eclipse. Considering that the eclipse is a space event, you might think the warning is simply an amusing alert to keep an eye out for UFOs, but that’s really not the cast. SCEMD is being quite specific about its advice, and it’s asking citizens to be wary of Lizardmen. (This broadcaster relates a fascinating exclusive phone convo with Derrec Becker, the Public Information Officer for The South Carolina Emergency Management Division.)

Headline #6: Agencies Advise On Possible ‘Lizard Man,’  ‘Bigfoot’ Sightings in South Carolina During Eclipse

Synopsis: Amid the solar eclipse‘s hype, which will bring millions of visitors to dozens of events happening across the state this month, here’s one thing you probably haven’t prepared for: a supernatural encounter. Luckily, several government agencies have been ahead of the game, already highlighting on social media the possibility of paranormal activity as the sky goes dark mid-afternoon on Aug. 21. And with the Carolinas’ history of “Lizard Man” and “Bigfoot” sightings, residents should be aware of the possibilities.  At least the South Carolina Emergency Management Division thinks so.  The agency tweeted a graphic Wednesday, “regarding possible paranormal activity” occurring during the solar eclipse. The “Lizard Man” was first spotted in 1988 by Christopher Davis, a then 17-year-old Lee County resident, according to previous Post and Courier reports.

Headline #7: ‘Alien Fresh Jerky’s’ UFO Hotel Moves Ahead With Building Plans

Synopsis: Power up those warp drives and get ready! After months of revisions and updates, the plans for Alien Fresh Jerky’s fully immersive UFO hotel designed by Luis Ramallo were approved on August 2, 2017 by the San Bernardino County Building Department (permit #B201603356). The attraction is expected to bring new life and much needed tourists to the struggling economy of Baker, California. The increased tax revenue base will bring money to the county as well as the community for critical services such as fire and rescue, police, and highway patrol. The project will also provide a major source of jobs for the Baker Community. For families stopping by, the UFO Hotel will feature a fully immersive experience called The UFO Tour, where guests will have the chance to peek inside the inner workings of a UFO spaceship. The tour includes access to the warp engine, a view into the immense cargo bay where the crew store their materials, as well as their findings from Earth and other planets, and an Interactive Teleportation Gate!

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