Sick scammers impersonate Melania Trump in apparent attempt to defraud victims

In an email seen by express.co.uk someone claiming to be Mrs Trump declares that the receiver could be in line to receive $18million (£13.9million). The email subject is “Good news from Mrs Melania Trump’ though the email is written in poor English. The email begins: “I am Mrs Melania Trump.”

It appears to say the US Government will deliver a cheque for the $18million (£13.9million) sum from Benin “as soon as you get back me” with requested information.

This information is the recipients home address, city, phone number and state in that order.

According to the United States Postal Service, the standard US address format is name or attention line, company, delivery address and then city, state and zip code in that order on one line.

The sender then gives a phone number which has the dialling code +1 (202).

This is the dialling code for the US and 19 other countries whilst (202) is the area code for Washington DC, where the White House is.

It continues: “You can call me or send me an SMS”.

The sender adds they can be added on WhatsApp.

However they add: “I prefer SMS because I’m always busy in the White House.”

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Mrs Trump, who is her husband’s third wife, married Donald Trump in 2005.

They have one child, son Barron Trump.

Mrs Trump is only the second foreign-born First Lady in US history.

The other is Louisa Adams, the English born wife of sixth President John Quincy Adams.

Mrs Trump was born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia, which is now part of Slovenia.

She moved to New York City in 1996 and met Trump two years later.

Bermuda Triangle: How ‘unexplainable’ 500-year-old Christopher Columbus mystery was solved

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with ships frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to pirating, the paranormal, or even some mysterious underwater force.

Amazon Prime’s “Inside The Bermuda Triangle” revealed how, On October 11, 1492, Christoper Columbus reported seeing a strange light during his first voyage across the transatlantic.

Columbus described the light in his log as “a small wax candle that rose and lifted up, which for a few seconds seemed to be an indication of land”.

Author Gian Quasar explored the description during the series.

He said in 2007: “The triangle’s got a superstition of seafarers, and the enigma can be found as far back as Columbus’ log.

“He was the first to sail the area and he noted that, on three occasions, the compass pointed in the wrong direction, 11 and a quarter degrees off from the evening reading from the morning reading, which was unexplainable.

“He also noted that the sea rose without any wind whatsoever which shocked them all and then on the eve of discovering the new world an unexplained light levitated on the horizon and then rose up.”

However, historian Larry Kusche claims to have cracked the phenomenon.

He said: “When they were crossing the ocean they were legitimately afraid of what they were getting into because everybody thought the world was flat and they were going to drop off at the edge.

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While some have theorised that unusual local magnetic anomalies may exist in the area, no evidence of this has been found.

Compasses have natural magnetic variations in relation to the magnetic poles, a fact which navigators have known for centuries. 

Magnetic north and geographic north are exactly the same only for a small number of places – for example, as of 2000, in the US, only those places on a line running from Wisconsin to the Gulf of Mexico.

However, the public may not be as informed and think there is something mysterious about a compass “changing” across an area as large as the Triangle, which it naturally will. 

End of the world: How Nostradamus ‘confession’ for final Armageddon was discovered 

Nostradamus was a French astrologer, physician and foreseer, who is best known for his book “Les Propheties”, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains allegedly predicting future events published more than 500 years ago. In the years since the publication of his prophecies, Nostradamus has attracted many supporters, who credit him with having accurately predicted several major world events. Among some of the popular claims for predictions include the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump, both world wars, and the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

However, he may have predicted the end of the world, too.

The Science Channel’s “Nostradamus Decoded” claimed he made a reference to Armageddon in the preface of his famous text.

The narrator said in 2013: “Although he lived five centuries ago, Nostradamus claimed he could see well into the future.

“For all his vague language, those predictions point to the end of the world.

Nostradamus may have predicted the end of the world

Nostradamus may have predicted the end of the world (Image: GETTY)

His prophecies were written down 500 years ago

His prophecies were written down 500 years ago (Image: GETTY)

One of his rare, powerful predictions says the world is going to end almost 1,800 years from now

John Hogue

“The reference to the year 3797 is not coded in [the] quatrains, but is mentioned in the preface of his book of prophecies and its literal meaning is not a warning, but a confession.

“3797 could be a coded celestial reference considering Nostradamus’ frequent use of astrology and astronomy.”

Historian John Hogue went on to study more of the text and how this final doomsday might play out.

He said: “One of his rare, powerful predictions says the world is going to end almost 1,800 years from now when the Sun in a final conflagration devours the Earth, but Mars will continue its orbits in the year 3797.

“The volume of the Sun’s expansion is the same as Nostradamus’ description, except an astronomer would say it is happening many billions of years from now.

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John Hogue believes he predicted the end of the world

John Hogue believes he predicted the end of the world (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

“In that same prophecy he goes on to describe how the races of man will be living in Aquarius for some period of time ‘and others will be living in Cancer’. 

“It seems to me he’s describing a post-destruction world and he’s describing the human race colonising worlds around the stars of Aquarius and Cancer.”

However, Douglas Kibbee, Professor of French history at the University of Illinois says there is a simple reason why this is not true.

He argued: “Nostradamus was giving his prophecies, he said they would be valid from the day that he wrote his preface, which was 1555, until the year 3797, he couldn’t see beyond that.

“That doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. 

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He noted the 3797 date in the tect (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

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Douglas Kibbee says the claim is wrong (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

“It just means that it was as far as he could see.”

Most academic sources reject the notion that Nostradamus had any genuine supernatural prophetic abilities and maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus’s quatrains are the result of misinterpretations.

These academics argue that Nostradamus’s predictions are characteristically vague, meaning they could be applied to virtually anything, and are useless for determining whether their author had any real prophetic powers. 

They also point out that English translations of his quatrains are almost always of extremely poor quality, based on later manuscripts, produced by authors with little knowledge of 16th century French.

Some claim these translations are often deliberately mistranslated to make the prophecies fit whatever events the translator believed they were supposed to have predicted.

UFO sighting: NASA Mars rover spots ‘ancient black alien orb’ floating over Red Planet

“That is what NASA just did – the space agency’s probe just drove past it.”

This bizarre image reportedly first surfaced in 2015, but Waring maintains NASA, however, never acknowledged it.

Waring claims, without foundation, how the original source for the Mars photo “disappeared” from NASA’s Curiosity website.

“I had to find this today to give you a new source for the Mount Sharp image, which has the NASA reference PIA19397.

MH370 shock theory: Avionics chip malware ‘showed phantom cockpit controls’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The families of those on board have been denied closure as the real story as to what happened remains a mystery. However, experts have suggested it could have been machines, not people that were in charge of the plane in its final moments.

Risk Management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley spoke to Channel 5’s 2019 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ about this theory.

She explained that the plane’s computer network could have been accessed and compromised with “malware” so that the controls looked fine, but actually the plane was being taken off course.

Dr Leivesley said: “The core of this theory was that the plane was being managed by machines not people.”

She added: “You can have chips in the avionics that run the cockpit and those chips can have malware.

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“The controls look right, but underneath there is another system actually running the plane.”

In this way, the pilots could have been lulled into a false sense of security and not realised anything was amiss until it was too late.

In this scenario, a hijacker could have accessed the aircraft’s network via a mobile phone or USB connection in the flight entertainment system.

Aviation security expert Jim Termini said that while this “seems unlikely”, it is not impossible.

Dr Leivesley highlighted the fact that there was missing documentation for who had access to MH370 in the hours before take-off.

She suggested that it might have been possible for someone to sneak onto the plane while it was at Kuala Lumpur Airport to launch a cyber attack. 

She said: “We know from the Malaysian government reports there was a maintenance activity in February, but in the immediate period before the plane took off we don’t have that history.

“We need to know who had access to the plane.

“Was there an opportunity for someone to get on with a USB stick or in other ways to initiate a cyberattack on the plane so it would never reach its destination?”

If this theory is true, it could mean that many clues the official investigation pieced together to form their theory could be red herrings. 

If the malware sent off inaccurate data, for example, that would mean the ‘handshakes’ between MH370 and Inmarsat’s satellite 3F1 – which suggest the plane flew out over the Indian Ocean – may be false.

Aviation expert Jeff Wise has suggested that the hijacker may have laid out a “false trail of bread crumbs” for investigators.

Bible revelation: Richard Dawkins reveals Charles Darwin theory for Noah’s Ark

The theory of evolution by natural selection, first formulated in Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species” in 1859, is the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioural traits. Changes that allow an organism to better adapt to its environment will help it survive and have more offspring. However, Richard Dawkins has shockingly claimed this same idea can be used to prove Noah’s Ark is a myth.

The vessel in the Genesis flood narrative of the Bible is used by God to spare Noah, his family and a selection of the world’s animals from a great flood.

According to the fourth verse of the eighth chapter, following the disaster, Noah’s Ark landed on the “mountains of Ararat,” and this is what Dawkins has a problem with.

In his new book, “Outgrowing God,” he wrote: “Bible-believing Christians in Kentucky raised the money to build a gigantic Noah’s Ark for people to pay to visit.

“But you’d think they might have given a bit more thought to the story.

“If the tale of Noah were true, the places where we find each animal should show a pattern of spreading out from the spot where the biblical Ark finally came to rest when the flood subsided – Mount Ararat in Turkey.

“Instead, what we actually see is that each continent and island has its own unique animals.”

Dawkins went on to point out how different animals originate from all four corners of the globe.

He added: “Marsupials in Australia, South America and New Guinea, anteater and sloths in South America, lemurs in Madagascar. 

“Do people think the kangaroos came bounding out of the Ark and hopped all the way to Australia without having any children on the way?

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“The lemurs – all 101 pairs of them – made a beeline for Madagascar and nowhere else?

“In fact, of course, all the animals and their fossils, are exactly where they should be according to the principle of evolution.”

He went on to make a loose connection to Darwinism, claiming the late biologist of the 19th century felt the same as him.

He continued: “This was one of the main pieces of evidence Charles Darwin used.

“Ancestral marsupial mammals evolved separately in Australia over millions of years, branching into lots of different marsupials – kangaroos, koalas, opossums, quokkas, phalangers, and so on.

“A different set of mammals evolved in South America, branching over millions of years, into sloths, anteaters, armadillos and their kind.

“Yet another set in Africa, and another set, and so on.”

In the Bible, the miracle stories include faith healing, exorcism, resurrection, control over nature and forgiveness of sins.

For many Christians, these are seen as actual events, but others, including many liberal Christians, consider the stories to be figurative.

In addition, there have also been some bizarre discoveries on Mount Ararat.

Amazon Prime’s “Mysteries” documentary revealed how one man scaled the huge rock formation.

The 2009 series revealed: “In 1955 French industrialist Fernand Navarra and his son scaled the northwest slope of Mt Ararat searching for the ark.

“They made their way into a deep fault in the glacier and discovered a five-foot piece of ancient wood. 

“It was not a part of a tree, but obviously something that had been cut. 

“Navarra’s book ‘Noah’s Ark: I touched it’ created an international sensation. 

MH370 revelation: How plane’s co-pilot was ‘known to break aviation rules’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The missing Boeing 777 has not been located to this day and there are many theories as to what happened to it. The investigation naturally looked into those who could be responsible for the disappearance in the crew and passengers, in particular Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah and his co-pilot, Mr Hamid.

Mr Shah has come under intense scrutiny, with some suggesting he went on a suicide mission, after allegedly “practicing” the route on a home flight simulator.

However, Mr Hamid has also come under the spotlight in two documentaries which revealed he allegedly broke flight rules by having guests in the cockpit and smoking mid-flight. 

In 2011, he invited two women – Jonti Roos and Juan Maree from South Africa – into the cockpit during a one-hour flight from Phuket, Thailand, to Kuala Lumpur.

In ITN’s 2016 documentary ‘Malaysia 370: The Plane That Vanished – Air Crash investigation’, it was revealed this meant “there are questions about the character and professionalism of the 27-year-old”.

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Ms Roos and Ms Maree took a selfie in the cockpit and claimed they sat in the two spare jump seats for the entire flight, including take-off and landing. 

Ms Roos said in 2014: “Throughout the entire flight [the pilots] were talking to us and they were actually smoking throughout the flight, which I don’t think they’re allowed to do.

“At one stage they were pretty much turned around the whole time in their seats talking to us.

“They were so engaged in conversation that he took my friend’s hand and he was looking at her palm and said ‘your hand is very creased, that means you’re a creative person’ and commented on her nail polish.”

David Gleave, an aviation expert from Loughborough University said this conduct was questionable, but not suspicious.

He said he believes Mr Hamid is just “a young man with normal desires”.

In 2019 Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’, it revealed: “[Mr Hamid] is rising up in his career – he is close to being fully qualified. The psychology doesn’t stack up.” 

Risk management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley insisted that people who commit serious workplace suicides usually have a history of depression and aggression.

She said no such psychology was indicated in the co-pilot, or indeed in the pilot or the rest of the crew.

However, another clue that the co-pilot may have been involved was that his phone was turned on mid-flight.

The signal was picked up by a ground station on Penang Island, northwest of Malaysia.

MH370 shock claim: Pilot ‘parachuted out of plane to meet lover waiting in boat’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Dubbed a “dubious and far-fetched story” by Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’, an author unveiled a sensational theory in the 2019 book ‘The Hunt for MH370’. Journalist Ean Higgins accused Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah of planning the mass murder so that he could escape and start a new life with his mistress.

The theory, he claimed, was originally put forward by David Shrubb, Qantas’ former manager of flight training and veteran airline captain.

Mr Shrubb explained to Mr Higgins that the pilot wanted to leave his wife Faiza Khanum Mustafa Khan, but it would be difficult given his Muslim faith, so he designed an elaborate plan to escape his life.

Mr Higgins’ book claimed Mr Shah had numerous mistresses over the years, but Rina with her “long, lustrous hair and sensuous figure” was his favourite.

What’s more, Rina apparently came into a large inheritance before she met Mr Shah while working on the security scanners at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Mr Higgins wrote: “The love tryst couple decided on an elaborate plan to elope and secretly establish a new life in another obscure but pleasant Asian country.” 

He claimed that Mr Shah used a criminal connection to obtain two stolen passports the night before the MH370 flight, which they would use to assume new identities.

He then allegedly packed his flight kit with extra warm clothes, a bright waterproof torch, whistle and parachute. 

Then, when the flight was on its way he apparently depressurised the aircraft so everyone on board would become comatose from hypoxia or die.

According to the wild theory, he went into the passenger cabin and robbed travellers and other crew members “systemically but quickly”, taking their wallets and purses and emptying cash into a waterproof container. 

When he knew he was out of radar range, he allegedly slowed the plane and took it down to 3000 feet.

Mr Higgins wrote: “Seeing the lights of the fishing boat he was expecting, just as planned at the precise agreed coordinates, Zaharie put a deflated life jacked on along with his parachute.

“He returned to the passenger cabin and opened one of the exit doors just behind the wings, after pushing a lifeless flight attendant who had collapsed there out of the way.”

He claimed Mr Shah then parachuted out to meet Rina, guided by the lights on her fishing boat. 

He wrote: “Within 15 minutes the love of her life was safely aboard and in her arms, ready to secretly elope overseas and start a new life, the cash from the inheritance secure in the hold.” 

Mr Shah was reported to have been having marital issues at the time of MH370’s disappearance and he allegedly bombarded several models on social media with sexually suggestive comments. 

Nevertheless, this theory has been branded “sensational” and “far-fetched”.

Mr Higgins outlined a number of different theories as to what happened to MH370 in his book – some more plausible than others – but he said this one is his favourite because it is so “imaginative”. 

He added that there is precedent in aviation history of every key element of the theory to make it plausible. 

For example, in 1971, DB Cooper hijacked a flight by claiming he had a bomb in his suitcase. 

He demanded a huge sum of money and then jumped out of the plane in a parachute, never to be seen again.

End of the world: How lost Isaac Newton letter revealed shocking doomsday prediction date

Sir Isaac was a legendary English mathematician, physicist and astronomer, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time. His book, “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica,” published in 1687, laid the foundations the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which is said to have been inspired by an apple falling from a tree. However, it would appear Newton was just as in touch with his religious side as he was with his scientific.

Resurfaced papers, which were first discovered in the trunk at the house of the Earl of Portsmouth in 1969, reveal he believed the apocalypse would come exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire.

In a letter from 1704, which went on show in Jerusalem’s Hebrew University in 2007, Newton uses the Bible’s Book of Daniel to calculate the date for the end of the world.

The note reveals a deeply spiritual side to a man more usually regarded as a strict rationalist.

He confidently stated in the papers that the Bible proved the world would end in 2060, adding: “It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner.

“This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end.

“By doing so they bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail.”

The exact words from the Book of Daniel that inspired his prediction are not clear.

However, he promises the end days would see “the ruin of the wicked nations, the end of weeping and of all troubles, the return of the Jews (from) captivity and their setting up a flourishing and everlasting Kingdom.”

Yemima Ben-Menahem, one of the curators of the exhibition, said in 2007: “These documents show a scientist guided by religious fervour, by a desire to see God’s actions in the world.”

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UFO sighting: ET hunter spots ‘alien city’ in NASA photo of Earth’s moon 

Scott Waring took to his etdatabase.com to expound on the alien conspiracy claims, which he claims closely resembles a previous purported find. He said: “What we are looking at are structures on the Moon’s polar region. “I have seen such white shiny spot before on dwarf planet Ceres.”

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt lying between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

These alien structures are almost impossible to see, yet they are there

Scott Waring

He added: “These alien structures are almost impossible to see, yet they are there.”

Zooming into the NASA image, he continued: “You can see areas where the top part of the Moon been peeled off and buildings are visible underneath.

“A lot of viewers claim such images are a product of pixilation, but it is not.”

Waring proceeds to use photo editing software to manipulate the archived 30MB NASA Moon photo.

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UFO sighting: UFO hunter Scott Waring believes he has discovered another alien base on the Moon (Image: NASA/Getty)

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UFO sighting: Bizarre lunar anomalies have been spotted in resurfaced NASA photos (Image: NASA)

He said: “You can see it is a polar region and as we are looking at it.”

The alien life enthusiast claimed the inner circle of the original NASA photo is always invisible from Earth.

He said: “The dark shadowy spot in the centre is something we can’t see.

“And the little spots that resemble pixilation are actually structures.”

Waring then adds some darkness to sections of the photo to help see the strange lunar anomaly more clearly.

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He said: “Look at that, it is like a giant alien air vent, leading to an alien base below the ground.

“It is not an air vent, of course, but is more likely a doorway.

“Or it could be an entrance to some sort of space port.”

The circular lines on the original NASA photo are then used by Waring to contrast between pixilation and the lunar anomalies.

Waring moves on to examine bizarre bubble-shaped lumps in an other section of the old NASA photo.

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UFO sighting: The Moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago (Image: Getty)

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NASA: The US-based space agency has found no evidence of aliens on the Moon (Image: Getty)

He said: “Now, these ones are black and stand out really well.”

“I will have to add some colour in order to make them more visible.

“I hate doing this, but it is the only way to see the structures in detail

Waring believes its is only a matter of time until humans mimic such sophisticated construction.

“When we imagine an alien city, we see structures like our own, but in 1 million or even 1 billion years are humans really going to make such structures or are we going to change everything about them?”

The unfounded claims rapidly attracted score of comments to Waring’s YouTube channel.

YouTube viewer George Mair appeared to be convinced, writing: “An amazing find Scott it looks like a giant city of some sort? Definitely intelligently made structures?

And Paul Blake was also impressed by the highly dubious discovery, adding: “Amazing Scott, we wonder how much longer can NASA and Gov keep these obvious images under wraps?”