June 24th Prediction

I posted the following tweet on Twitter early on June 22, 2017.

Yes, I am predicting a well-known researcher, author, eyewitness, or figure (a celebrity, if you will), in the UFO field, shall pass away on June 24th this year.

For those who are familiar with my writings on the “anniversary syndrome” and what I’ve said before about the significance of “June 24s” in the ufology community, you will not be surprised.

I have written earlier that due to the Anniversary Syndrome, ufo-related deaths do infrequently occur on June 24ths. The Anniversary Syndrome or Effect is tied to birthdays and important dates in a person’s life that some people “wait” for on which to die. There is no more important date in ufology that it’s “birthday,” June 24, 1947.

For ufologists June 24th is of critical importance. On June 24, 1947, the modern era of UFOs began with Kenneth Arnold’s dramatic sighting of “saucers” flying between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams in Washington State. The primary significance of this particular date, St. John’s Day, cannot be diminished within ufology.

Here is a quick overview of 11 notable UFO-related deaths on or near June 24:

(1) June 24 or 23 (there is some dispute), 1964, Frank Scully, 72, author of one of the first crashed-saucer books, Behind the Flying Saucers (1950), dies.

(2 and 3) June 24, 1967, two British UFO contactees, Ernest Arthur Bryant, a contactee, and Richard Church, an author and chairman of CIGIUFO, die.

(4) June 23 (US) or 24 (UK), 1967, Frank Edwards, 55, popular UFO author and radio personality in the 1950s, dies a few hours before Arthur Bryant. Indeed, Edwards passes away shortly before midnight on the 23rd, which would have been the early morning of June 24th in the UK, thus being the same date as Ernest Arthur Bryant’s death. James Moseley stuns the delegates assembled for the 1967 Congress of Scientific Ufologists at New York City’s Hotel Commodore on June 24th, with the news of the sudden death of Frank Edwards.

(5) June 24, 1969, Willy Ley, 62, a rocket scientist and Fortean author, dies. Willy Ley was one of the first respected modern scientist to attempt to answer the question of what is a flying saucer. In 1952, he was one of the first, if not the first person, to say that 85% of UFO sightings are misidentified craft, leaving the other 15% open to notions of “interplanetary travel,” that he began writing about in 1926.

(6) June 24, 1978, Robert Charroux, 69, the best-known pen-name of Robert Joseph Grugeau dies. Charroux was a French author known for his ancient astronaut theories and writings on other Fortean subjects, in such books as Masters Of The World: Groundbreaking New Revelations About The Ancient Astronauts (1979).

(7) June 24, 1987, Jackie Gleason, 71, the actor, who was an early advocate of flying saucer research, dies. Gleason’s known interest in UFOs allegedly prompted President Richard Nixon to share some information with him and to disclose some UFO data publicly.

(8) June 24, 2006, Lyle Stuart, 83, the renegade publisher who published anomalist writer Frank Edwards’ Fortean book, in 1959, Stranger than Science, a paperbook full of information on ufology and other unexplained accounts.

(9) June 24, 2013, James Martin, 79, a former rocket scientist, computer scientist, and author of After the Internet: Alien Intelligence (2000), was found floating dead in the waters off Agar’s Island. Dr. Martin bought Agar’s Island in 1977 and made his home in Bermuda. The multi-millionaire kept a relatively low profile in Bermuda.

(10) June 24, 2013, Alan Myers, 58, the most prominent drummer (1976-1987) of the band Devo, dies of stomach cancer in Los Angeles. Devo played punk, art rock, post-punk and new wave music, and performed stage shows that mingled kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Devo recorded at their own UFO Studios. More.

(11) June 24, 2015, Mario Biaggi, 97, a former Bronx congressman was involved in the “UFO disclosure” movement, and was once pictured on the cover of Ideal’s UFO Magazine, December 1978, Number 4. Within the periodical, there appeared the following, “Interview: Mario Biaggi ‘There Is A UFO Cover-Up By The Government.'” On the cover, an image of Biaggi was shown with President Jimmy Carter. More.

Fayette Factor Tweets

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Here are some more “Fayette Factor” items shared visually through their tweets, on the 10th anniversary of Twitter.

W. Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland – 3.15.16

LaFayette, Colorado – 3.21.16
 

Correspondent New Day passes along today’s news, on March 21, 2016, that “Fairy Fey is at it again.”

Here’s a link to Lafayette, Colorado’s story of a chlorine leak at a pool where 22 people became ill. Or was it “mass hysteria,” as the media often notes?

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Fayette County, Kentucky –  3.12.16
Fayette County, Pennsylvania – 3.20.16

The incident happened around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Legion in the village of Trotter in Dunbar Township, Fayette County.

FRANCE: 21-year-old bikini clad French woman beaten up by self-appointed Muslim ‘morality’ police

Time to pass a law making Islam illegal in France! French women outraged after Muslim girl gang attacks what they consider to be an ‘immoral’ sunbather for wearing a bikini in a public park.

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UK Daily Mail  (h/t Maria J) An attack on a woman in France because she wore a bikini in a public park has sparked outrage on social media. The 21-year-old victim, who has been named as Angelique Sloss, was beaten up by a gang of reportedly Muslim young women – aged between 16 and 24 – when she was sunbathing with two friends.

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Protesters wearing bikinis and swimsuits held a rally at the park, in the northern city of Reims, yesterday despite rain and cold winds. Hundreds across France joined the campaign on Twitter, posting photos of themselves wearing swimsuits in public places.

Spectators have likened the campaign to the JeSuisCharlie Twitter campaign, following the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris in January.

Caption says: 'All women are free in their bodies, and no one can decide for them.'

One Twitter user added: ‘All women are free to wear what they want, and no one can decide for them.’

Another wrote: ‘I’m posting a photo to say no to the draconian (MUSLIM)oppression of liberty.’

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The anti-racism organisation SOS Racisme with the hashtag ‘JePorteMonMaillotAuParc’, meaning ‘I wear my swimsuit in the park’. The attack took place on Wednesday at Parc Leo-Lagrange.

All five (MUSLIM) women were arrested after the attack, with the eldest three – named in French newspapers as Ines Nouri, Zohra Karim and Hadoune Tadjouri – set to appear in court in September. The 16-year-old and 17-year-old(MUSLIMS) involved in the attack remain anonymous.  (Deport them all)

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French police said the attackers came from (public) housing estates with large Muslim populations.

This has sparked assumptions that the attack was religiously-motivated, and the incident is being held up by some right-wing observers as proof that Islamic ideas pose a threat to French values.

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The Mayor of Reims, Arnaud Robinet, said: ‘We have to be very careful not to jump to conclusions. All the same, I can understand why people have assumed that this attack had religious motives. If that turns out to be the case, it is a very serious incident.’ (Idiot, of course it had everything to do with Islam)

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One of the group of MUSLIMS is reported to have shouted at the woman for ‘immorally’ exposing so much flesh in public. The woman responded and the group attacked her, slapping and punching her.

Passersby managed to stop the assault, but Ms Sloss has been unable to go to work following the assault because of the ‘severe bruising’.

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Police told L’Union newspaper that they couldn’t confirm whether the attack was motivated by ‘religious opinions’. (More idiots)

Four years ago a poll by the Le Monde newspaper found that Islam is considered a ‘threat’ by many French and Germans to their national identity. The poll of 1,600 people in both countries found that Muslims have ‘not integrated properly’.

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Le Monde ran the results under a headline which brands efforts to get different religious communities to live side by side as a ‘failure’.

France, with 7 million, and Germany, 4.3million, have the largest Muslim communities in Europe. There are around 2.4million in Britain.

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In 2010 Germany’s Angela Merkel conceded that her country’s multicultural society had ‘failed’ while a number of French politicians have complained about the growing influence of radical Islam.

According to the Le Monde poll, carried out with marketing firm IFOP, 68 per cent of French and 75 per cent of Germans believe Muslims are ‘not well integrated into society’.

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Islamic State (ISIS) introduces ‘Khilafah Book’ (Caliphate Book), a social network for jihadists to bypass social media bans by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

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Khilafah means “caliphate” in Arabic, a form of Islamic government which is what ISIS is trying to establish in the Middle East. Kilafah Book is being hosted on “5elafabook.com”, which is a domain registered in Egypt. It was created by Abu Musab and states its admin state/province as “The Islamic State” in Mosul.

Motherboard  ​ISIS jihadists are masters of social media, whether it’s for spreading propaganda videos, hijacking popular hashtags to gain a louder voice, or attracting new fighters. This week, an apparent advocate of the group launched a site designed to keep fellow jihadis and supporters in touch.

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“Khilafah Book,” or “Caliphate Book,” looks as slick as a professionally crafted, Silicon Valley-based social media site. Using a blue colour scheme, it’s not hard to see the presumably deliberate similarities with Facebook’s design.

In the background, a world map is plastered with images of the Islamic State’s flag in Canada, the United States, South America, Africa, Europe, and Australia. “Connect and share with the people that matters to you,” reads the site in English. “Never miss a thing out! Keep in touch with your fans, customers or loved ones all the time!”

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Judging by the generic nature of these statements, which could easily be spouted from any social media project, it seems likely that the site is using a pre-made template, rather than having been built from the ground up.

The site was announced from a corresp​onding Twitter account on Wednesday, but it’s only started to gather attention now. “Official page of the #Khalafah_book first social networking supporters,” the tweet read, according to a Google translation.

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After logging in, the Facebook-inspired design continues. “May God make you a reason in the conversion of Muslims,” an announcement reads in Arabic. On the right-hand side, suggestions of people to follow are listed, as well as what is “trending.” Users can supposedly post photos, video, music, and text, although the site crashed when I tried to type.

The announcement also states that it’s “forbidden [to] add your profile picture on the website,” although it appears that a few users have ignored this advice. The administrator also asks for prolonged verbal abuse to be reported.

At the time of writing, the site is being hosted by US company GoDaddy, according to a WHOIS search. The registrant’s supposed name is Abu Musab, and his obviously fake address is “Islamic State Mosul, Islamic State, 27222.” The registrant country is then listed as Egypt, which may be where the website creator is located, although this cannot be confirmed.

Even if it looks the real deal, connecting to the site has been pretty difficult. Throughout Sunday morning, the site was dropping in and out. I eventually managed to get onto the homepage and take a screenshot and create an account, but the site wasn’t stable. “Site is in its early days,” an announcement reads in Arabic once a user logs into the site.

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The creation of this site is presumably in response to the recent trouble that ISIS and its supporters have had on mainstream social media sites, with T​witter banning affiliated accounts outright. After this, ISIS members reportedl​y threatened employees of Twitter, including its co-founder Jack Dorsey (Dorsey now works as the CEO of Square, a mobile payments company).

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However, the ban hammer doesn’t appear to be having much of an effect. A Brookings Institute report published thi​s week found that ISIS may have up to 46,000 accounts.

Even if “Khilafah Book” is a new strategy to subvert the Twitter bans, it seems like an ineffective approach. Surely for its propaganda to be effective, and reach the widest possible audience, ISIS needs to be posting it where the public is, rather than creating its own dedicated site.

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Regardless, what this site shows more than anything is the continuing support of ISIS in the digital realm. Social media is as important a battleground for the group as the front lines of Syria and Iraq, and they are not going to leave the space so easily.

Update: The site announced a ​temporary shutdown “in order to protect the info and details of it’s members and their safety”.

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OOPS! The #ISpeakOutBecause by Muslim Hashtag activists isn’t working out so well

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ISIS terrorist rampages, beheadings, and waves of anti-Muslim fear-mongering have inspired a wave of online activism in the form of Twitter hashtags started by Muslims trying to paint a positive image for Islam. Apparently, the response isn’t what they expected.

Religion News  (h/t Logans Warning)  An army of “clicktivists” — a mix of earnest Muslim advocates  has entered the fray armed with 140-character positive, peaceful or humorous counter-messages. Using names such as #TakeOnHate, #IStandUpBecause, and #NotInMyName, the pushback approach promotes the complexity, diversity and positive contributions of Islam and Muslims.

Yet the hashtags are often immediately co-opted by people spewing an opposite message.

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The #ISpeakOutBecause hashtag campaign started by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. It began in August by inviting people on Facebook and Twitter “to tell the world why you are not afraid to speak out.” The Facebook page survived, but #ISpeakOutBecause has essentially devolved into a river of insults and denigration. For example:

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Islamic State Sympathizers Cheer Canada Shooting

IS backers ‘laughing out loud’ over the attack
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Prominent Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) cheerleaders on Twitter celebrated the fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier Wednesday, hailing it as just retribution for the country’s decision to join the fight against the Middle Eastern terror group.

While it remained unclear late Wednesday what the motivation of the gunman—identified as Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32—was, IS backers wasted no time in praising his murder of the soldier and subsequent shooting at Canada’s parliament.

Multiple Twitter users known for their pro-jihadist rhetoric celebrated the violent attack and warned that IS will wage war on any country that opposes it.

“My sympathy goes out to all the victims by Canadian F16s. They themselves have brought the war home!” one user identifying himself as Abu Zarqawi tweeted shortly after the attack.

The tweet, like others praising the murder, was retweeted many times by others. Another IS backer identifying himself as Muthanna al-Kanadi was “laughing out loud” over the deadly attack. “Another Shooting in Canada,” al-Kanadi wrote. “This time inside the Pariliament [sic] building…and they wanted to bomb Iraq and Syriaa [sic]… lolllll [laughing out loud],” he tweeted.

Yet another pro-IS Twitter user who identifies himself as Abu Talha Al Muhajir and claims to be “amongst the Islamists in Sham,” or the Islamic State, said that attack was “expected.”

“After Canada decided to Bomb & murder muslims, Supposedly just few bullets shook all of #Canada. Expected wasn’t it?” Muhajir tweeted.

The Canadian Parliament’s decision to join the U.S. and other countries in the battle against IS sparked the attack, some claimed.

“Oct 7: Canadian MPs [Members of Parliament] voted to bomb #IS, Oct 22: Attack on Parliament,”tweeted another IS sympathizer named “mujahid” who included the hashtags, “Ottowa” and “Canada.”

Many signaled that the shooting was a form of retribution.

“Bomb innocent people in Syria/Iraq and you expect roses and hugs from Muslims back home? It’s called action/reaction. Go figure,” tweeted yet another IS backer named Israfil Yilmaz as events unfolded Wednesday afternoon.

“Canada getting a taste of their own medicine?” wrote Yilmaz, who has had his multiple Twitter accounts disabled in the past for his pro-terror tweets.

Both messages were retweeted numerous times.

“Canadian politicians who voted for war against the Islamic #Khilafah now in terror during todays #ISattack in Canada,” wrote user AbuUmar8246.

Another user identified as Abu Saeed AlHalabi said Canadians should not be shocked by the attack.

“It’s always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked & bewildered,” he wrote.

Zehaf-Bibeau was reportedly killed after he fired shots inside the Parliament.

The shooting happened near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was giving a speech, Reuters reported.

“PM [Harper] was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed by rat-a-tat shots. We all scattered. It was clearly right outside our caucus door,” Treasury Board Minister Tony Clement was reported as saying by Reuters.

The Parliament was placed on lockdown and citizens of Ottawa were ordered to stay inside until the situation was resolved.

Late Wednesday, authorities had still not ruled out the involvement of more people in the shooting,according to CNN.

The attack occurred two days after a terror attack in Quebec.