MH370 mystery solved? How expert presented ‘full description of what happened’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The official investigation concluded that the plane most likely ended up at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean, after being hijacked shortly after take-off. However, no wreckage was ever found in the search area, despite two very expensive attempts.

Without the black boxes, which would have recorded what happened on the plane in the minutes before its demise, the authorities cannot say conclusively what happened.

This means dozens of theories have popped up.

Science journalist and aviation expert Jeff Wise outlined a speculative scenario in his 2015 book ‘The Plane That Wasn’t There’.

He suggested that three men may have hijacked the plane between them.

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MH370 expert Jeff Wise produced a theory in his 2015 book (Image: YouTube (Jeff Wise) / Getty)

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Families of MH370 victims light candles (Image: GETTY)

In his description, one of them found a hatch in the floor of the business class cabin and lowered himself into the Electronics and Equipment Bay (EE Bay). 

In the EE Bay, he used a patch cord to plug into the plane’s Portable Access Maintenance Terminal and began uploading software.

While that was running, he started pulling circuit breaks and cut the airing cable coming out of the Internal Referencing System.

This causes the plane’s Satellite Data Unit (SDU) to go into standby mode.

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Pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid (Image: Channel 5 / Snapchat)

Mr Wise described how the hijacker’s work in the EE Bay would be experienced by the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit.

He wrote: “The pilot is staring out into the dark of the night sky, mind-warning, when all of a sudden he feels a sensation he doesn’t expect – the plane is tilting to one side, it’s banking, it’s making a turn to the left.

“Instinctively he glances to the right to see if the junior pilot has decided to play some wildly inappropriate prank, but the co-pilot just looks back at him, eyes wide.

“The yokes aren’t moving, but the plane is unquestionably making a turn.”

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All search missions for MH370 have proved futile (Image: GETTY)

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Aviation expert Jeff Wise detailed how he believes MH370 could have been hijacked (Image: YouTube – Jeff Wise)

He went on: “He grabs the yoke, it’s a dead thing in his hands, inert. 

“He feels the tendrils of panic spreading as he grabs a checklist and starts running through it.

“The more he tries the more bizarre it gets, nothing works as it should – switches are dead, readouts blank, indicators flashing gibberish.”

Next in the scenario, the hijackers managed to depressurise the aircraft and cut off the air supply for the masks in case of emergency.

As the pilot tried to leave the cockpit to investigate the EE Bay, two men blocked his exit.

The pilot and copilot pass out, but not before the copilot attempted to send a text with the transponder code for hijack – 7500.

The mobile phone connected with a telecommunications tower on Penang Island, but the text never makes it through – this would explain the connection made between this tower and the phone belonging to Fariq Abdul Hamid.

As the hijackers turned the plane around, they went unnoticed by people on the ground because their timing was perfect – they chose to pounce exactly as MH370 was leaving Malaysian-controlled airspace and just a couple of minutes before it contacted air traffic controllers in Vietnam.

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Families of those on board MH370 still have no closure (Image: GETTY)

In other words, no one on the ground was responsible for the plane.

What’s more, they then turned the jet around and flew it between the borders between Malaysian and Thai airspace, so even though it was picked up on military radar, no one questioned it.

Once they made it to the Indian Ocean, they turned the transponder back on, but this time feeding it false information that would later mislead investigators as to where they were going.

Mr Wise wrote: “Flight MH370 is once again in contact with the outside world.

“The thread is as tenuous as one could imagine but it’s there and days from now when an Inmarsat engineer thinks to look for it in the company’s logs of recorded transmissions, he will be astonished to find that he has the sole clue to the fate of the missing plane.

“It will be so subtle, so arcane a hint, the man and his colleagues will congratulate themselves for their brilliance in finding the clue and discerning its meaning.

“It will be literally inconceivable to them that another group of men have achieved the even great stroke of genius of planting that clue for them to find.”

In this theory, the hijackers trick investigators into thinking the plane went south, but then actually turned the plane around again and flew north.

MH370’s fate, though, remains a mystery.

Bigfoot sighting: Traffic CCTV of mysterious creature walking sparks meltdown online

Sightings of Bigfoot have surged in recent days, after traffic cameras in Washington state appear to capture a mysterious creature. Footage from the Washington State Department of Transportation revealed an ape-like human walking on its foot across a snowy field. The video, which was posted on Twitter, sent the Internet into a meltdown, as conspiracy theorists wondered whether the search for Bigfoot was coming to a close.

Earlier this week, the Transportation Department also captured photos of the creature close to a mountain pass on one of its road webcams.

The previous post detailing the photos read: “If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something… might be Sasquatch. We will leave that up to you!”

When the transportation department’s Twitter account tweeted the latest video, they added: “I think Bigfoot is making the rounds across our mountain passes.

“WSDOT showed him on Sherman Pass. Now he is on the I-90 wildlife overcrossing, Snoqualmie Pass.”

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Traffic cameras in Washington state appear to capture a mysterious creature (Image: IG)

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The mythical creature is widely associated with the mountains of the Pacific Northwest (Image: IG)

The officials are even advising drivers to keep watch for Bigfoot.

One recent tweet read: “Even once the sun comes up, keep the headlights on for visibility, watch for Bigfoot along with areas of standing water.”

Ryan Overton, a spokesperson for the eastern region of the state, said there have been strange sightings for years at the Sherman Pass webcam location.

The mythical creature is widely associated with the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Back in 1970, Washington Govenor Dan Evans even proclaimed “the Great Sasquatch” to be the official state monster.

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The Transportation Department also captured photos of the creature close to a mountain pass on one of its road webcams (Image: IG)

Mr Overton said: “In fact roughly 15 years different things have popped up in front of the camera.

“Now it is Sasquatch. I had seen something there before but this was the most clear picture I have been able to capture from the webcam.”

The Department of State’s regional Twiter accounts joined in on the speculation, with one citing the X-Files when they tweeted: “I want to believe.”

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The officials are even advising drivers to keep watch for Bigfoot (Image: IG)

However, sleuths online were not impressed by the footage and photos.

One critic claimed that the photo of the alleged Bigfoot was simply a “tree trunk shadow”. 

They added: “Zoom in.  I want to believe but I don’t believe this picture. Or that he stood still in multiple photos… unless he is frozen of course.”

Others criticised the video, claiming that it was “amazing how it turns and seems to look toward the camera”.

Another responded: “Typical bigfoot, always looking back over their shoulder as though they have a secret, and know exactly where the camera is. Bigfoot must also model part time.”

A third user wrote: “It’s a dude. If Bigfoot was real, it’s a wild creature. Wild creatures don’t look behind them for mere micro seconds if they hear a noise.

“They look over, observe in that direction for a few seconds, only humans gloss over a noise that startles them enough to look back.”

Coronavirus: Did Nostradamus predict the deadly China virus? Prophecy of ‘great plague’

The coronavirus epidemic is sweeping through like wildfire with an estimated 18 million people in three cities under quarantine. The deadly virus, which triggers pneumonia-like symptoms, was first detected last year in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.

But with an increasing number of coronavirus infections being confirmed outside of China’s border, concerns are growing for humanity’s safety.

Some have even bizarrely claimed the 15th-century writer and supposed prophet Nostradamus predicted the outbreak of a “great plague” in the future.

Twitter user Marco Malacara said: “The antichrist leading the White House, locusts, floods, flies, coronavirus. I think this is what Nostradamus was telling us about 546 years ago.”

Another person tweeted in Spanish, which translated reads: “The plague of the 21st century has arrived. A Nostradamus prophecy. We will die very soon. #coronavirus”

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Coronavirus: Did Nostradamus predict the China virus epidemic (Image: GETTY)

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Coronavirus: Conspiracy theorists have claimed Nostradamus predicted the epidemic (Image: TWITTER)

Did Nostradamus predict the coronavirus epidemic in China?

The Chinese viral outbreak began in December last year when a newly discovered strain of the coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), was discovered in Wuhan.

The virus was initially traced to a busy seafood market and the number of infected has skyrocketed in the last week.

Coronavirus infections have since been confirmed in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the US.

Online conspiracy theorists have now suggested the Michele de Nostradame, or Nostradamus, predicted the epidemic in the 15th century.

Nostradamus’ followers consider the man to be a powerful prophet and seer who predicted the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1933.

Nostradamus penned his supposed prophecies in the form of mystic passages known as quatrains.

The bulk of Nostradamus; quatrains were published in 1555 in his magnum opus Les Propheties.

The great plague of the maritime city, Will not cease until there be avenged the death

Michele de Nostredame

One of these quatrains, Century 2:53, could be a reference to the coronavirus, according to online claims.

The passage reads: “The great plague of the maritime city

“Will not cease until there be avenged the death

“Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime,

“Of the great lady outraged by pretence.”

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Coronavirus infection map: The China virus has spread beyond the country’s borders (Image: EXPRESS)

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Coronavirus news: Did Nostradamus warn the world of a “great plague”? (Image: GETTY)

Hubei Province is a landlocked part of eastern China, so it is unlikely Wuhan is the “maritime city” mention by Nostradamus.

The disease was, however, traced to a seafood market, which could be a loose link to the quatrain.

Nostradamus mentioned another plague in Century 2:56.

The passage reads: “One whom neither plague nor steel knew how to finish,

“Death on the summit of the hills struck from the sky:

“The abbot will die when he will see ruined

“Those of the wreck wishing to seize the rock.”

Should you believe any claims about Nostradamus prophecies?

According to Brian Dunning, the author of the Skeptoid podcast, Nostradamus’ predictions require a great deal of hindsight to link to world events.

Mr Dunning said Nostradamus’ writings are grossly misrepresented and not genuine forecasts of the future.

He said: “Nostradamus’ writings are exploited in a number of fallacious ways.

“Ambiguous and wrong translations, ‘creative’ interpretations, hoax writings, fictional accounts, and the breaking of non-existent codes within his quatrains all contribute to a vast body of work, all of it wrong, and many times the size of everything Nostradamus ever actually wrote.”

The sceptic added: “Michel de Nostredame was truly one of the brilliant lights of his day, but to subscribe to false stories and urban legends is to disrespect who the man actually was.

“Appreciate his contributions to medicine and Renaissance literature, and don’t trivialise his good works in favour of a pretended history of paranormal magical powers.”

Additional reporting from Maria Ortega.

End of the world: Pope’s vision for final days revealed as doomsday prophecy ‘fulfilled’

The basis of the claims come from the predictions of Saint Malachy, the Archbishop of Armagh, to whom several miracles were attributed to in the 12th-century. In 1139, Malachy went to Rome from Ireland to give an account of his affairs, when he reportedly received a strange vision about the future, including the names of 112 future popes. His prediction for the 112th and current pope – Francis – is rather shocking, it reads: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”

The father of the current pope was Pietro, or Peter, and was from Italy, even though the family moved to Argentina and Francis took over in 2013 following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, leading many to claim the 900-year-old prophecy had been fulfilled, marking the end of the world when the pontiff dies or steps down.

While the human imagination struggles to picture what the apocalypse will be like, the Pope revealed his own vision to crowds at St Peter’s Square.

He said in 2014 that people can be sure that everything “deformed by sin” will pass away.

Quoting the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, he added: “God is preparing a new dwelling place and a new Earth where justice will abide, and whose blessedness will answer and surpass all the longings for peace which spring up in the human heart.

The Pope has his own vision for the end of the world

The Pope has his own vision for the end of the world (Image: GETTY)

Pope Benedict resigned in 2013

Pope Benedict resigned in 2013 (Image: GETTY)

At the end, we will be face-to-face with God

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“This is where the church is heading.

“More than a place, it is a state of the soul where our deepest aspirations will be fulfilled with abundance.

“At the end, we will be face-to-face with God.

“It’s beautiful to think about this, isn’t it, to think about heaven, all of us will be there, all of us, it’s beautiful and gives us strength.”

The Vatican leader went on to detail how Christians will live for eternity.

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Saint Mallachy made his prediction 900 years ago

Saint Mallachy made his prediction 900 years ago (Image: WIKI)

He added: “It is a deep communion between the Church in heaven and that still journeying on Earth. 

“Those who already are living in the presence of God, in fact, can support, intercede and pray for us.

“Christians are called to offer good works, prayers and the [celebration of the] Eucharist to alleviate the tribulation of the souls still awaiting blessedness without end.

“The distinction is not between those who have died and those who have not yet, but between those who are in Christ and those who are not. This is the decisive element for our salvation and happiness.”

But, that day may have to wait a while longer, as there have been questions over the authenticity of Malachy’s predictions.

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Pope Francis does not think the Second Coming will be destructive (Image: GETTY)

The Pope made his prediction in St Peter's Squre

The Pope made his prediction in St Peter’s Squre (Image: GETTY)

The Prophecy of the Popes was first published by Benedictine monk Arnold Wion in 1595, attributing the claims to Malachy.

Given the very accurate description of popes up to around 1590 and lack of accuracy for the popes that follow, historians generally conclude that the alleged prophecy is a fabrication written shortly before publication.

One theory to explain the prophecy’s creation put forward by 17th-century French priest Louis Moreri, is that it was spread by Cardinal Girolamo Simoncelli in support of his own bid to become pope during the 1590 conclave to replace Urban VII. 

In the prophecy, the pope following Urban VII is given the description “Ex Antiquae Urbis” or ”from the old city”, and Simoncelli was from Orvieto, which in Latin is Urbevetanum, the old city. 

Moreri and others proposed the prophecy was created in an unsuccessful attempt to demonstrate that Simoncelli was destined to be pope.

UFO sighting? NASA live stream anomaly sparks bizarre claims of ‘UFO darting around’

Self-proclaimed ET enthusiast Scott Waring took to his etdatabase.com site to speculate about the supposed ISS UFO encounter. He said: “I was looking at the latest photos taken by the space station today and noticed a glowing oval UFO moving around in the distance.

“The UFO would go up and down and then move to the right and left.”

This is incredible proof the space station is being watched, visited and even scanned by alien craft

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The anomaly is only seen in seven photos.

However, when the eerie images are viewed in succession, you can see the erratic movement of the “craft”.

Waring added: “This is incredible proof the space station is being watched, visited and even scanned by alien craft.”

The alien anomaly is seen as a vaguely oval-shaped white spot buzzing over Earth’s atmosphere.

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UFO sighting: The “alien” anomaly is a vaguely oval-shaped white spot buzzing over Earth (Image: NASA)

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The series of photos were taken by the International Space Station camera earlier this year (Image: Express)

This bizarre bright speck is clearly visible against the ink-black background of space.

And the bottom of the frame appears to depict a stunning sunrise or sunset fading to black.

The series of photos were taken by the International Space Station camera earlier this year.

These NASA-verified images are available to all for free at the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth site.

The unidentified object starts at the top of the first frame in the sequence.

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The UFO is then clearly seen to drop dramatically down in the succeeding images.

And the purported alien craft then appears to dart from side to side.

Later on in the video the alien life conspiracy theorist reveals a small constellation of specks clustered at the lower edge of one of the frames.

He said, you can see some orbs at the very bottom of a photo.

“It really looks like something really is there.

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UFO sighting: Apparently alien craft have been witnessed for decades (Image: Getty)

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UFO sighting: Apparently alien craft have been witnessed for decades, such as this in Salem (Image: Getty)

“It kind of looks like the UFO come down and seeded our planet with orbs to do some kind of drone work.

“But maybe these additional phenomena is simply pixilation.”

Waring then zooms into the object her describes as a UFO.

He said: “It initially looks has a classic disk-like shape.

“But the UFO then appears to turn at a 90 degree angle in only the next frame.”

The controversial claims quickly drew scores of comments on the etdatabase.com YouTube channel.

YouTube viewer X-15 appeared to be convinced by the ISS footage, writing: “I perceive it to be a mother ship vessel, that’s releasing smaller sentient intelligent utility orbs to do unknown task to earths atmosphere.”

And Peter Kinberger also believed the the objects in the ISS photos are extraterrestrial in orgin.

He wrote: “In light of the recent flood of drone sightings en masse over the Colorado and Nebraska skies, I would think that these large objects would be space drone carriers.”

End of the world: Stephen Hawking’s ‘near-certain’ doomsday calculation revealed

Professor Hawking, who passed away in 2018, was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge before his death. His scientific work included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. He was also the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

In 2017, he led a BBC series called “Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth” where he predicted what could happen to humans in the next century and it would appear the genius had calculated exactly when he thought the Earth would self-implode.

He said in 2017: “With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious.

“Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time and becomes a near certainty in the next 1,000 or 10,000 years.

“By that time we should have spread out into space and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.

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Stephen Hawking predicted the end of the world (Image: GETTY)

Professor Hawking passed away in 2018

Professor Hawking passed away in 2018 (Image: GETTY)

it adds up over time and becomes a near certainty in the next 1,000 or 10,000 years

Stephen Hawking

“However, we will not establish self-sustaining colonies in space for at least the next hundred years, so we have to be very careful in this period.”

One of the threats Professor Hawking noted was asteroids, of which he made an earlier reference to during his “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” documentary.

In 2010, he said: “As we gaze into the future, it turns out that the universe is a pretty dangerous place.

“Just look at our neighbourhood, it’s littered with billions of asteroids, ancient remnants left over from the process that built the Solar System.

“The possibility of one of these wiping us out isn’t just the stuff of Hollywood disaster movies, the threat from asteroids is real.

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The end of the world could strike in the next 1,000 years

The end of the world could strike in the next 1,000 years (Image: GETTY)

“This one is called Apophis – after a mythical Egyptian demon – the God of darkness and destruction.”

Hawking went on to discuss the asteroid Apophis, which caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7 percent that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029. 

He added: “Discovered in 2004, Apophis is the size of a 100-story-tall skyscraper and weighs about 20 million tonnes.

“Speeding through space at 28,000mph – ten times as fast as a bullet – and carries as much energy as all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

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Professor Hawking was concerned about asteroids

Professor Hawking was concerned about asteroids (Image: GETTY)

Professor Hawking said humans would be long gone by then

Professor Hawking said humans would be long gone by then (Image: GETTY)

“And we know roughly where it is heading.

“On April 13, 2029, this huge rock is likely to pass within 23,000 miles of the planet’s surface – close enough to pass below satellites in orbit and give us all a scare.

“Luckily there is very little chance that Apophis will actually hit us.”

However, he then went on to make a damning prediction, calculating the next big strike based on previous historical evidence.

He continued: “But the problem for humanity, in space, is there’s always a bigger rock.

“There are thousands of really large asteroids, some are over ten miles long – the size of Manhattan.

“An asteroid this size hits the Earth 100,000,000 years ago.

“The last one struck the Earth 65,000,000 years ago, and probably was responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs.

“We don’t know when the next asteroid will strike, but if it’s big enough, it could sterilise our planet.

“That would be the end of the five billion year story of life on Earth.”

Area 51: Does Hangar 18 exist? Is Area 51 real?

Once, Oliver Henderson, reportedly told his wife that he flew a plane loaded with debris, along with several small alien bodies, from Roswell to Wright Field.

The children of another pilot, World War 2 ace Marion “Black Mac” Magruder, their father claimed to have seen a living alien at Wright Field in 1947 and told them “it was a shameful thing that the military destroyed this creature by conducting tests on it.”

Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the Republican nominee for president in 1964, was notoriously fascinated by UFOs and Hangar 18.

The politician publicly claimed he tried to access the Blue Room in the early 1960s, but had been denied access by a General Curtis LeMay.

MH370 bombshell: Did Malaysia Airlines co-pilot send hijack distress signal through text?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. No wreckage has ever been found and it is somewhat a mystery as to what happened to it. The official investigation concluded that it most likely crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, west of Perth, Australia, but there are dozens of other theories.

One piece of the puzzle is that the plane’s co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid’s mobile phone connected to a telecommunications tower on Penang Island moments before MH370 disappeared from radar.

This means that either Mr Hamid had turned his phone off before take-off and then turned it on again mid-flight, or that it had been on the whole time but only then did he attempt to use it for a text or call.

Alternatively, it could be that the phone was on all along but was out of range for any phone towers and then suddenly came into range of one.

While most airlines ask passengers and crew to turn their phones off turning flight, some pilots still leave theirs on, either intentionally or by mistake.

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Co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid’s mobile phone connected to a comms tower on Penang Island (Image: CHANNEL 5 / GETTY)

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James Healy-Pratty, aviation lawyer (Image: Channel 5)

Aviation lawyer James Healy-Pratt told Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’: “It is quite unusual for crew to have their phones live and switched on when they’re at altitude, and for one of the crew to have his phone on and trying to transmit a message would suggest something untoward.”

David Gleave, aviation expert from the University of Loughborough explained what the signal means.

He said: “We know that because there was a handshake, which is a discussion between the mobile phone and the base station to say ‘Hello, this is me, are you the closest base station?

“Probably the aircraft was flying too fast at that stage and too far away to maintain a signal for very long, but there is a recorded interaction with the first officer’s phone.”

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David Gleave, academic (Image: Channel 5)

A source told the Straits Times that an attempted call had been made, prompting suggestions that the co-pilot may have been trying to make a “desperate call” for help.

They said: “The telecoms tower established the call he was trying to make.

“On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one.”

However, another source insisted that the phone had “detatched” prior to take-off and then “reattached” to the Penang tower, implying that it had simply been turned off and then on again later.

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Jeff Wise, science journalist (Image: Channel 5)

Aviation expert Jeff Wise suggested that the co-pilot may have been trying to send a text to inform people on the ground that a hijack was taking place.

In his 2015 book ‘The Plane That Wasn’t There’, he laid out a hypothetical scenario, describing exactly how the perpetrators may have taken over the aircraft.

In his speculative scenario, the co-pilot tried to send out a distress signal via text but that it didn’t quite manage to get through.

He wrote: “[Mr Hamid’s] vision is swimming. He knows that without oxygen he had just seconds before he loses consciousness.

“Frantically, he reaches into his pocket, fishes out his phone and sends a text – a single four digit number: 7500. The transponder code for ‘hijack’.”

Later he wrote: “The man notices a cell phone lying on the floor of the cockpit. It’s turned on and trying to put through a text message.

“The man curses and smashes it. Too late – the phone had connected briefly with a cell tower far below.

“Fortunately, the connection wasn’t strong enough for the text to go through.”

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Alastair Rosenschein, former pilot (Image: Channel 5)

While it is possible Mr Hamid was attempting to use his last conscious moments to warn those on the ground what was happening via text, this all could be just another “red herring”.

Former British Airways pilot Alastair Rosenschein said that if the mobile phone was switched on mid-flight that would suggest something “untoward” was happening, but that this was not necessarily the case.

He claimed that it is “not unusual for a phone to be left on innocently, by mistake, and then come into signal area.”

The expert added: “There has been so much uncorroborated material on this flight that it is very difficult to determine fact from fiction or speculation. This could be yet another red herring.”

Malaysia’s former acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the Malaysian authorities could not confirm whether Mr Hamid had tried to make a call, although he suggested it was improbable.

He said: “Unless we can have verifications, we can’t comment on these reports,” adding “If this did happen, we would have known about it earlier.”

Mysterious black O-shaped phenomenon in the sky sparks UFO alien invasion fears

Pakistan residents were left bemused as a black O-shaped cloud was spotted over a city. The phenomenon was seen floating over Lahore on Tuesday and was dubbed the “evil cloud” by some. Once the footage was posted to social media a slew of theories of the phenomenon were suggested. 

Many viewers simply took to posting gifs displaying their confusion and bemusement at the rings.

One Twitter user jokingly wrote: “Impossible! Aliens only land in America.”

Another remarked: “These aliens need to fire there camouflaging engineers.”

Many viewers of the black rings made jokes insisting “resistance was futile” to the new alien invaders. 

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Mysterious Black O-shaped phenomenon in the sky sparks alien invasion fears (Image: Razzblues)

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Pakistan residents were left bemused as a black O-shaped cloud was spotted over a city (Image: Getty)

While others took a less dramatic approach and insisted too many people in Pakistan had been vaping.

Other viewers weighed in on the situation as one user posted their own video of a similar phenomenon they observed in Dubai.

Similar ring-shaped clouds have been spotted all over the world.

One of the accepted explanations is that the ring is an aftereffect of a small explosion or combustion.

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A similar phenomenon was recorded in Dubai (Image: Tariq_Irfan )

This alien panic comes after a similarly baffling incident that left Las Vegas residents confused with a strange phenomenon in the night sky. 

A UFO sighting in Nevada stunned paranormal enthusiasts as the bright orb moved quickly along the hillside while emitting pulsating bright white and blue lights. 

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A UFO sighting in Nevada stunned paranormal enthusiasts as the bright orb moved quickly along the hillside while emitting pulsating bright white and blue lights. (Image: Getty)

The man recording the video claimed that the UFO covered an estimated 50 miles in three minutes and was recorded days before Christmas on December 19.

This apparent distance travelled would mean the UFO was moving at speeds around 1,000 miles an hour, only slighter slower than a F-35 stealth aircraft.

The author of the video posted the footage on his youtube channel UFOs Over Vegas and also claimed that the aircraft produced “no sound” and that he was close enough that, if it were an aircraft he would have heard it while filming.

UFO sighting: ‘Glowing alien ship’ spotted in ISS resupply mission photo- ‘Absolute proof’

Waring took to his etdatabase.com blog to expound on his theory about the purported extraterrestrial encounter. He said: “I found a glowing UFO near a module bringing supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).”

The alien life conspiracy theorist proceeds to zoom-in on the space anomaly to get a clearer look at the bizarrely coloured pink speck.

He said: “The UFO is kind of crazy looking.

“It is vaguely triangular in shape with another triangle intersecting it at a different angel.”

Waring also pointed to what he claims is a second, fainter UFO close underneath it, which he believes could be “cloaked”.

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The accompanying captain reads: “Backdropped by the blackness of space and the Earth’s horizon, an un-piloted Progress supply vehicle approaches the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module (out of frame) on the International Space Station, completing a two-day automated flight.

“The Progress 6 craft, which launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, November 26, 2001, carried more than a ton of food, fuel and equipment for the Expedition Four crew members.”

The latest UFO sighting made by Waring swiftly attracted scores of comments to his YouTube page.

Kirstiekloye2 believes the anomaly may not be a ship, writing: “Possibly an organic being in space alike the one reported during the event in 2004 rather than a ship of some sort?”