Browsing Archives of Author »Jeremy D Wells«

River Valley Myths and Legends

July 20, 2015


River Valley Myths and Legends by Jeremy D. Wells   (Note: This story originally ran in the June 25 issue of the Scioto Voice Newspaper.) The Ohio River Valley is a region steeped in history and tradition, as well as myth, legend and mystery. From the Loveland Frog to Cornstalk’s curse, these stories connect us […]

Brazilian Air Force plans to record UFO sightings / make them public

August 12, 2010


Brazil is no stranger to UFO sightings and reports, including the first modern abduction case (Boas, São Francisco de Sales, 1957), rural towns terrorized  by ufonauts (Vigia, 1977), and a fleet of objects over the skies of São Paulo that led to the scrambling of Air Force jets (1986). Now the BBC reports that the […]

CNN monkeys around

July 14, 2010


So, CNN decided they need to refute this story about the Taliban training attack monkeys. Because this is the kind of thing that needs clarification. I mean, seriously CNN? Is it really that slow of a news day? Or do you really think that little of your audience’s intelligence?

Dan Aykroyd in Austin TODAY

May 10, 2010


If you remember our last post on Dan Aykroyd, you already know about his Crystal Head vodka. Well, Mr. Aykroyd is in town today, promoting the same! You can meet Aykroyd, and pick up a bottle or two of Crystal Head vodka if you are so inclined, at the Hancock Center Twin Liquors, from 4 […]

While I was out…

February 10, 2010


I’ve been away from the blog for a while. Needless to say, lots going on. One of those things, I’m sad to admit, has been video games. When there is a lot going on in your personal life that you don’t want to deal with might need a break from dealing with, it’s not uncommon […]

Quote of the day

January 20, 2010


(The National Counter Terrorism Center has) “access to all the databases of all the agencies. There is total sharing. But I’m concerned that they don’t have the easy ability to draw linkages between the various databases… It’s not clear to me that at the National Counter Terrorism Center today… (the computer system) will automatically cross […]

CNN reports on “The future of brain-controlled devices”

December 30, 2009


Photo from: Of course CNN talks about the applications suggested in big budget sci-fi movies like Avatar and the Matrix, and the perfunctory various medical applications. But to be honest, if it follows the course of other technologies, I see the first practical commercial applications of the technology being applied to porn or games […]

Bigfoot in San Antonio?

December 3, 2009


That’s what some homeless folks are saying they saw, and the cops they talked to said they were scared, but sober. Hmmmmm. That’s how far from SFBR (the think tank that Tom Slick founded and home of the Southwest Primate Research Center)? . UPDATE: Loren Coleman has posted more details about the events in San […]

IBM uses supercomputer to model cat’s brain

November 20, 2009


Because it’s Thursday Friday cat is in your PC, stealing your RAMZ. IBM and Stanford University have reportedly modeled the complete cerebral cortex of a cat using the Blue Gene supercomputer. No word yet on whether the computer gets upset and pees in front of your door if you don’t spend enough time playing solitaire […]

Fortean luft balons

November 9, 2009


It’s not Thursday. It’s not even Friday. But here is a random link, just to get your week started up right. From the Mental Floss article on the best “message in a bottle” stories we have this  story of a message on a balloon. In June 2001, 10-year old Laura Buxton released a red balloon […]