Alien UFO found in Antarctica is 100 percent proof of ancients aliens on Earth – odd claim

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Alien UFO found in Antarctica is 100 percent proof of ancients aliens on Earth - bizarre claim (Image: ET DATABASE)

Despite countless supposed UFO sightings, there is zero evidence to suggest that have ever been on Earth. In fact, there is little evidence which supports the theory that life exists anywhere else in the Universe. However, one conspiracy theorist believes he has now found that evidence in the form of a triangular UFO which he spotted on an Antarctic island.

Prominent hunter Scott C Waring believes he has spotted a UFO which suggests that aliens not only made their way to Earth but have also lived here.

Mr Waring claims the UFO and base were only uncovered as the warming globe caused snow and ice to melt away in the Antarctic.

The conspiracy theorist spotted the supposed spaceship on the Lavoisier Island using Google Maps.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog ET Database: "I was looking over an island in the Antarctic region when I came across a craft.

"The triangle craft has a hump in the middle and a thicker edge with three sides.

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The conspiracy theorist spotted the supposed spaceship on the Lavoisier Island (Image: ET DATABASE)

"It looks metallic and its sitting in an area which appears to be the location of an ancient alien base.

"This craft was revealed after warm years had melted the ice and snow revealing the secret craft below. This is 100 percent evidence that aliens have lived on Earth long before humanity ever made cites."

However, some people who commented on Mr Waring's work were not in agreement with the alien hunter.

A YouTube user who goes by the name moogie8596 simply said: "Looks like a rock ridge to me."

NASA and other sceptics would agree with this sentiment, stating the 'UFO' and other similar findings are just the effects of pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface.

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There are countless theories of UFOs on Earth (Image: GETTY)

This is not the first time claims have been made about ancient aliens living on Earth, and some believe evidence can be found in old paintings.

Painted on the walls of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia is an 11th-century portrait of Christ.

The fresco painting shows Christ being crucified with a large crowd gathering around him, but in the top left and right corners are what appears to be flying crafts or some form of advanced technology which humans clearly would have not have had 2000 years ago.

The ships are dome-like, with three trails coming out of each which look like a propellant of some kind.

Art historians who have studied the 11th-century painting claim that the strange crafts actually represent guardian angels, however.

30 years later, ‘Twin Peaks’ stills loves us as much as we love it

Deputy Hawk was late to our phone call. To be fair, the man was on duty. 

“I mean, this raccoon was the size of a Volkswagen,” Michael Horse, the actor behind the Twin Peaks icon, tells me through triumphant chuckles. “I built a chicken coop the guys from Alcatraz couldn’t escape from, so this raccoon must have had bolt cutters or something. ”

Nestled in his northern California home, Horse regales me with the details of his raccoon rumble (and apologizes repeatedly for keeping me waiting) before diving into the subject of our call. Prior to connecting with Mashable, the 68-year-old had planned to be in Graceland with cast members and fans to celebrate Twin Peaks’ 30th anniversary. But given the rapid spread of coronavirus, organizers had no choice but to postpone festivities until November. 

“There are two kinds of people: the ones who get Twin Peaks and the ones who don’t.”

So for now, the Hawk is partying with me. Well, me and his cat, Carlos whom he says was very worried about the chickens. “Anyway,” he laughs, "how are you?”

In my mind, there are few things more daunting than writing about Twin Peaks. Dripping with David Lynch’s surreal sensibilities and Mark Frost’s immense intelligence, the legendary show sits in a part of my brain typically reserved for the big questions of life: Is my existence meaningful? Where does space go? How long after the expiration date can you still drink the milk? 

From the original series and movie to the Showtime return, novels, and fan forums, the universe of Twin Peaks is bafflingly complex. Not just in terms of plot, but as a matter of TV history, life philosophy, and metaphysical exercise. When Horse tells me there are two types of people in this world — “the ones who get Twin Peaks and the ones who don’t” — I fear for a moment that I’m the latter.

"I mean this raccoon was the size of a Volkswagen."

"I mean this raccoon was the size of a Volkswagen."

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Brandishing my knowledge of the franchise like a shield, I hit Horse with a few questions about deep-cut details and viewer theories. It’s a feeble attempt to establish credibility in a realm no one, including Horse, really understands.

“A lot of things about Twin Peaks don’t make sense to me, and I’m in it,” he says through an audible grin. “Because it isn’t about the questions. It’s about the journey.” 

It’s a sentiment I’d already heard speaking with Dana Ashbrook on the phone an hour before. Of course, anything is more resonant coming from the Hawk than Bobby Briggs — no matter how phenomenal his Return redemption arc was — but it’s the one-two punch of hearing it from both of them that puts me at ease. 

"They know the show so well, and they care about David, and they care about us so much. We’re so, so lucky.”

“No, I don’t go down that road,” Ashbrook tells me, making it politely clear that he would not be entertaining any questions about the father of Lucy’s baby while socially distancing in the Catskills. “I don’t speculate about that stuff. I just leave it up to the viewer. That’s their job.”

Known for its game-changing role in serialized drama, Twin Peaks isn’t the most inviting world. Not only is the entire thing built on the grisly murder of a 17-year-old girl, but the clashing of mystery, soap, and sci-fi genres makes it unlike anything to come before or after it. It’s one of a kind, a singular experience that doesn’t fit into any matrix. A round peg in a stack of waffles.

I’d spent hours preparing for these conversations, agonizing over making the perfect observation to wow my subjects as much as my editors. It turns out, I could just say hi because that’s what fans do. Especially Twin Peaks fans.

“It’s the sweetest, most cool, most artistic fan base of any show,” Ashbrook says. “For a lot of them, the show is an escape from a difficult childhood, difficult teenage years, or whatever, a difficult life. They know the show so well, and they care about David, and they care about us so much. We’re so, so lucky.”

“They’re so smart, and they’re so kind, and they’re so polite,” Horse agrees. “They come into my wife’s gallery and I’m usually never there. But my wife can spot ‘em. She says they look like deer in headlights, and she goes, ‘He’s not here, but I’ll tell him you stopped by.’”

“Why does anyone like anything?”

We chat about the kind of work Horse’s wife does, his former home in Topanga Canyon, and the beauty of Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks score, which he describes as being straight from "the dream world." 

With Ashbrook, I ask about auditioning (he didn't really, Lynch signed off on Ashbrook's casting long before "the day"), which of his castmates he keeps in touch with (a whole lot of them, usually by text), and what about the show makes it worth revisiting 30 years later. 

“Why does anyone like anything?” he quips. “I don’t know. It strikes a chord.” 

Neither actor hands me the key to understanding Twin Peaks. We just talk warmly and kindly about this show we all like very much. They’re fans just like I am.

Though the questions of Twin Peaks are certain to haunt me well into the next 30 years, I’m confident in saying these conversations taught me what truly makes it special. Yes, it’s the exquisite cinematography, inventive humor, pitch-perfect performances, and mesmerizing world. But it’s also just us. Sitting in a diner. Having a damn fine cup of coffee — and a slice of cherry pie. 

Twin Peaks Season 1 and 2 are streaming on Hulu, Netflix, and CBS All Access. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is available for purchase or rent on iTunes and Amazon Prime. Twin Peaks: The Return can be found on Showtime

The entire Twin Peaks collection is compiled on Blu-ray in Twin Peaks: From Z to A.

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Sylvia Browne’s End of Days: Did the psychic predict coronavirus?

The psychic Sylvia Browne is believed by many to be on par with Nostradamus and the Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga. In 2008, Mrs Browne published a collection of prophecies for the future, one which may have been a prediction of the .

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A fragment from the book End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World has been widely circulated on the internet in recent months.

Since the coronavirus outbreak at the end of 2019, conspiracy theorists have been busy trying to explain the disease.

One person said on Twitter: "Now would be a good time, while we are practising social distancing, to READ a good book!

"I suggest, End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World by Sylvia Browne, who accurately predicted our shift to America First and the 2020 corona virus."

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Sylvia Browne prophecy: Did the psychic predict coronavirus in End of Days? (Image: GETTY)

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Sylvia Browne: Many people believe the psychic could predict the future (Image: TWITTER)

Another person said: "What?? Sylvia Browne’s book 'End of Days' predicted the spread of Coronavirus #COVID19 in 2020 around the globe."

A third Twitter user said: "Remember Sylvia Browne the psychic who used to do the talk shows? She predicted the #coronavirus #WuhanFlu too.

"Now that we know about #YellowCube #LookingGlass how many of these psychics could be deep state assets?"

But what exactly did the psychic say in the End of Days?

A brief passage in the book predicts the global outbreak of a pneumonia-like disease.

The new coronavirus attacks the respiratory system with flu-like symptoms and can trigger pneumonia in severe cases.

In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe

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Mrs Browne wrote: “In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments.

“Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it has arrived, attack again 10 years later, and then disappear completely.”

However, not everyone is convinced by the passage and the psychic's supposed clairvoyance.

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Sylvia Browne: Not everyone is convinced by the conspiracy theory (Image: TWITTER)

One person on Twitter said: "Also can we stop posting that Sylvia Browne coronavirus prediction?

"It was extremely vague and she's a proven fraud.

"This is coming from someone with way too many tarot decks so if I think something is woo, that's saying something."

Another naysayer tweeted: "For those gobbling up that Sylvia Browne #coronavirus prediction, 'In around 2020' is some funky psychic wordplay.

"Being dead and from the 'other side,' I can confirm that nobody ever crossed dimensions to talk to Browne. Or Edwards. Or the one with the really big hair."

The psychic's book was published just five years after the 2003 SARS epidemic - another member of the coronavirus family.

It is likely the psychic's prediction was based on that event and scientists frequently reminds us of the threat of undiscovered viruses and bugs.

Fact-checking website Snopes said: "It's unclear whether Browne's 'prediction' was more of a lucky guess, considering the book was written after the SARS outbreak.

"Furthermore, it's unknown - possibly unlikely — whether other aspects of Browne's book passage will bear out."

J.K. Rowling Says She’s ‘Fully Recovered’ After Suffering From COVID-19 Symptoms

J.K. Rowling revealed she’d been suffering from “all the symptoms” of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, for the last two weeks.

The “Harry Potter” author shared a health update on Twitter Monday morning, assuring her millions of followers that she’s since “fully recovered,” although she hasn’t been tested for the respiratory illness. 

J.K. Rowling passed along a bit of medical wisdom that she believes aided her recovery from the coronavirus.



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J.K. Rowling passed along a bit of medical wisdom that she believes aided her recovery from the coronavirus.

She also passed along a bit of wisdom from a U.K. doctor on the recommendation of her husband, Neil Murray, himself a doctor. 

“Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms,” she wrote alongside a YouTube video. “For last 2 weeks I’ve had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven’t been tested) & did this on doc husband’s advice. I’m fully recovered & technique helped a lot.”

The technique Rowling endorsed entails a series of deep breaths, coughing and lying on your front in order to get a “good amount of air into the lung.” 

Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

In a separate tweet, Rowling thanked her followers for their concern and urged them to stay safe.

“Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me,” she wrote. “Stay safe, everyone x.” 

Two of Rowling’s “Harry Potter”-related projects have been affected by the pandemic, with production on the latest chapter of her “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise shutting down last month to keep cast and crew members safe. Performances of the award-winning play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” have also been suspended in various locations around the world, including New York City and London, for the foreseeable future. 

Rowling has, however, done her part to spread a bit of magic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Last week, she announced the launch of her new site, Harry Potter at Home, to help those trying to keep children occupied while in quarantine. The site is a virtual wizarding hub for fans that promises to “cast a Banishing Charm on boredom” with various quizzes, articles, videos and puzzles. 

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In 2020, ‘semi’ is the new ‘ex,’ because not every relationship is official

Maddy, a 24-year-old woman in New York City, defines "ex" as a past exclusive relationship.  

Well, most of the time. 

I spoke with Maddy after she completed a survey I created for this article all about the term "ex." It was distributed over social media in February, and 283 people responded. During our conversation, Maddy discussed a woman she considers an ex — even though they were never exclusive.

"It does feel like she's my ex, even though that goes against my own definition," said Maddy, who requested to be referred by her first name for privacy reasons. "Just because of the level of closeness and the level of how much we expected from each other."

Maddy is not alone. It's 2020, and there are so many permutations of relationships beyond exclusive ones (not to mention those within polyamorous relationships, which I will not dive into here). We all have our own nebulous definition of "ex."

There are so many paths a relationship can take, and there are just as many degrees of emotion we attach to them — even when they're labeled outwardly as "casual." When these types of entanglements end it can feel heartbreaking, as much as when you experience the end of a "real" relationship. But if those people are not exes, then what are they?

I propose we call these not-really-exes "semis." It's another prefix and incredibly fitting: Those people who got part of the way towards a "real" or "serious" relationship, but not quite all the way.

Here's how it is used in a sentence: "Ugh, I got a 3AM text from my semi from last year."  

I know, I know — yet another dating buzzword to describe our current dating landscape. There are, however, several reasons why I feel a word like "semi" is incredibly necessary. 

Our current state of dating

In retrospect, it does make some sense that the English language has not kept up with the various types of relationships we see ourselves in today. For a long time (and is still the case in some areas of the world), dating was something facilitated by parents, or at least one's family. It usually culminated in marriage and the promise of children.

In the United States and many parts of the Western world, this shifted in the twentieth century in part due to social movements like the sexual revolution. Thanks to technology, however, dating in 2020 is far different from the courting of the nineteenth century and even dating in the twentieth century. It's shifted the kinds of relationships we have with each other. And as our romantic interactions have changed, a plethora of terms to describe the scourge that dating has become have emerged. 

"It does feel like she's my ex, even though that goes against my own definition"

Dating apps are certainly part of this. With a few swipes right and messages, you can get a date seemingly in an instant — and thus begins a new, unique relationship. Whether it be a one-night stand, a short-term relationship, or a life partner, it is in fact a relationship. That is even more true for queer people: More queer couples meet each other online than heterosexual couples.

But it's not just dating apps that have contributed to an array of relationship permutations. Social media as a whole has had a hand in this. You may follow someone on Instagram that you dated years ago and haven't spoken to since, for example. But something as ubiquitous as texting has also shifted our relationships. You can talk to someone for days on end and create a deep connection even if you barely had any face-to-face time. 

For better and worse, tech has made connecting much easier, and thus made forming deep connections with our fellow man much easier. On the upside, we can make friends online and keep in touch with faraway loved ones. The downside, though, is that we have tons of different relationships with people — and we don't always know how to categorize them. 

Guy Winch, psychologist and author of How to Fix a Broken Heart, believes these loose definitions are generational to late millennials and Generation Z. The trend among young people is to not want to label relationships, to "see where things go." Considering we are the first generations where apps and online dating permeated our dating experience, it makes sense. 

It's this uncertainty that led Kate Wiswell, author of Full-Frontal Nerdity: Lessons in Loving and Living with Your Brain, to coin "eggplant" as a descriptor for someone who was not just a friend, but not a boyfriend, either.

Even six years after writing that blog, Wiswell believes the English language lacks language nuanced enough for the plethora of relationships we have. "I still feel incredibly frustrated by the lack of ability for us to have the right words to try and describe what we're going through," she said in an interview with Mashable. 

Millennial and Gen Z dating histories, according to Winch, are like the gig economy — patchworks of experiences. "There's not the understanding of this linear process of you start dating someone, it intensifies in seriousness, and then either you get into a committed serious relationship or it drops off," he said in an interview with Mashable. "That's no longer the main model I think people are using."

Labels do have their downsides, such as giving people false expectations or they can be seen as restrictive. But not labeling the relationship can also cause a lot of confusion. "People 'go with the flow,'" said Winch, "but then they start to question, 'Well, where is this flow going?'"

How people define "ex" now

Samantha Rothenberg, a comic artist who goes by @violetclair on Instagram, told me that she only considers someone an "ex" if they had that conversation where they label their relationship. 

"An ex must be someone who I had the relationship talk with where we firmly established that I'm his girlfriend, and he's my boyfriend," she said. 

In my survey, 73.4 percent of the 283 respondents agreed with Rothenberg and said they use "ex" only to mean a past exclusive, monogamous relationship. 

But that is not the whole story. While many felt the same way, others have a looser definition of the term. Over 37 percent said they refer to someone they've dated in the past for a certain amount of time as an ex, and 20 percent said an ex is someone they've dated for any amount of time.

Since we live in a time of friends-with-benefits and fuck buddies, I also asked about sexual relationships. Around 19 percent of respondents say they consider an "ex" a past, non-exclusive sexual relationship for a certain amount of time, while 6 percent consider an "ex" a past, non-exclusive relationship for any amount of time.

Additionally, Rothenberg polled her some 200,000 followers about the subject. The majority of the 4402 respondents, 54 percent, said they use "ex" more loosely than just past "serious" relationships.   

Not only is our definition of "ex" all over the place, but so is the amount of time we feel necessary to deem someone an ex. When asked about how much time is "a certain amount of time," respondents answered anywhere from a month to six months to years. 

While Rothenberg has a tight personal definition, she said that it makes defining past relationships that did not have "the talk" harder to talk about. "It does kind of leave this weird gray area when I'm referring to one of those relationships," she said, "I'm never sure what the correct term to use is."

The "ex" conversation becomes even more layered once you consider queer relationships, which can take varying degrees of platonic and romance at any given time. This is something heterosexual people cannot seem to wrap their heads around even decades after When Harry Met Sally

Maddy said she does not know how to define the word when it comes to other queer people. "If ex is based on relationships," Maddy said, "the only real model for relationships that we've had for hundreds and hundreds of years is straight relationships."

Why "semis" deserve to be named

There is an argument that we don't need to name these relationships, that they are unnamed for a reason: They are not significant enough to have their own names. If you were not in an "actual" relationship, why legitimize them with language?

It's because these relationships, even undefined, are significant. We invested enough time and attention to have genuine feelings for this person — why else would we be talking about them? If they were insignificant, this gap in language would not exist because we would simply forget about them, they would not come up in conversation, we would have no need to truncate "that Tinder guy I hooked up with for six months but then it got weird…" or what have you. 

If it takes a paragraph to explain someone's role in you life, it's a lot easier to just create a word for them rather than will those feelings and memories away. 

"Even if someone is not officially your boyfriend or girlfriend, it can still hurt so much when it ends"

"Even if someone is not officially your boyfriend or girlfriend, it can still hurt so much when it ends," said Rothenberg. She described how the emotional pain of a "situationship" ending could be brought on because you're left with the fantasy of what could have been — rather than the reality of how a relationship could have played out where you see that you were not a compatible couple. 

Furthermore, your brain cannot tell the difference between those "not really" relationships and "real" ones. Breaking off a friends-with-benefits arrangement or with someone you dated but never DTRed — it's painful. "Those relationships hurt because the fact that they're nebulous doesn't mean that our mind doesn't fill in the blanks at some level," said Winch, "With all kinds of hopes and expectations and anticipations." 

Even if we do not know the future or the other person's intentions, our mind fills that void. Winch commented, "Psychology hates a void. Something's going to go in there, even if you're not fully articulating it." That's what makes our hearts break over semis: it's not about what actually happened. It's about what we thought would happen, or what we thought about what was happening. If you pour your hopes and dreams into a friend with benefits you believe will for sure want to marry you, and then they don't, of course it's going to hurt. 

That is why we should not brush these semis aside, and why we should label them. 

"We need to find a way to embrace the uniqueness of various relationships," said Wiswell. "There aren't just a few little buckets that we can put everything into." 

Where do we go from here? 

It's difficult to say whether this relationship trend will continue. Wench believes trends to be a generational pendulum — perhaps those who come next will balk at the way millennials and Generation Z labeled or did not label their varying relationships, and the tides will shift. 

Furthermore, we don't know the technological developments that will change dating. The landscape got a complete overhaul in the 2010s, and it may, and probably will, happen again. 

Our language should change with the times. I want my and others' feelings validated by the words we use; I want there to be words to use, period. I do not want to have to rattle off a paragraph to describe someone who meant a lot to me — so instead, they'll be my semi. 

Sony unveils its new DualSense controller with improved triggers

The age of the DualShock has ended. Welcome to the age of the DualSense.
The age of the DualShock has ended. Welcome to the age of the DualSense.

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With every new console, Sony has released a new DualShock controller to go along with it. Not this time.

What you're looking at is the new DualSense controller, revealed Tuesday by Sony, a gamepad for the upcoming PlayStation 5 that looks like a cross between the DualShock 4 controller, the Xbox One controller, and a Stormtrooper helmet.

The most apparent features of the controller are the color and the size. The sleek white and black combo is a new direction for PlayStation aesthetic, which tends to stick toward a single color. It may point to the aesthetic of the yet-to-be-revealed console.

The DualSense seems a bit bulkier than the DualShock 4 and fills in the space around the two joysticks instead of having them stick out, which is very reminiscent of how Xbox has been designing their controllers since the beginning.

Naming it the DualSense instead of the DualShock 5 is a nod toward some of the new features of this controller. In the blog post, the company mentions new haptic feedback added to the controller  — which is likely more precise and localized vibrations similar to the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers — and adaptive triggers for the R2 and L2 buttons which, again, is how Microsoft has designed their triggers since the beginning.

Sony unveils its new DualSense controller with improved triggers

All of this is meant to improve immersion, the blog states.

"Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box. We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands."

One other nice addition (or subtraction, really) to the controller is the lack of lightbar on the back of it. While there is still a large touchpad and some glow on the face of the controller, there isn't a big light coming out of the back of it like on the DualShock 4. It's not a huge issue, but sometimes that blue light will glare on the screen when playing.

Along with the new controller information, the blog mentions that we will be getting some information on the actual console's design in the coming months.

The PlayStation 5 is planned to launch in the holiday season of 2020, and the company has previously mentioned that its launch should not be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.