Friday, March 25, 2011

Aliens and Bengali

There are many accounts of alien visits and sighting all over the world.Upon a closer look,the most recorded sightings are over USA.Here is a preview.The list is compiled from Wikipedia information provided and obviously doesn't includes smaller and less hyped background sightings.So it might be having an accuracy of around 80%.Readers discretion is advised.

As you can  see that USA tops the list with 62 sightings followed by UK and Canada at 14 and 6 respectively.Strangely enough our beloved country India is ranked 4th with 5 sightings.The last entry is a recent additon that came to my note while checking for sighitings.

Lets Have a closer look Shall we

DateCityDescriptionKind of Close EncounterSources
3/3/2007New DelhiA green fireball was seen over Delhi by ten pilots.11.Gautam, Vishwas (March 31, 2007). "'A ball of fire... what was that?"
3/7/2007New DelhiTwo UFOs were detected near the prime minister's residence.11.Paljor, Karma (March 15, 2007). "Were there UFOs over PM's house?". CNN IBN
5/28/2007BangaloreAfzal Khan told CNN IBN that he photographed a UFO, "Today (Monday) at around 9 pm (IST), I and my brothers saw a bright,
slow-moving object which looked like a group of lights moving in a triangular formation in the sky towards west/north-west direction.
This object was definitely not an aeroplane as it was moving very slowly.
We observed the object from around 9 pm until 9.30 pm before it disappeared into the distance.
During this time we managed to take some pictures with my camera.
The astronomical/space/science departments of any activity in the sky during the above time can be confirmed.
We live in Jayanagar area of Bangalore.
Another thing that we noticed during this time was an aircraft that took-off from Bangalore Airport was flying very close to this object.
It is possible that the pilot of that aircraft could have spotted this object as well."
11."Spotted: UFO in Bangalore airspace!". CNN IBN. May 30, 2007.
10/29/2007KolkataMany people claimed to see a UFO near Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Calcutta. It was also recorded by an amateur videographer.
It was like a ball of light which some time hovered, sometimes moved very fast and changed shape and size.
The video was broadcasted on local news channels.
1"1. UFO sighted in Kolkata sky?

2. UFO puzzle has city in a tizzy Times of India
5/31/2009KolkataUFOs detected by Kolkata ATC11. "UFO' blip leaves airport officials foxed". Times of India. March 21, 2009. .
1/26/2011KolkataUFOs detected by Air India Pilot near Bengal Bihar Border11.UFO Mystery in Kolkata Air.Decand Herald.1 Feb 2011 

You can click on the link inside source to get the news page.


Though strange enough for Kolkata where not much of the population is even interested or even aware of the alien theory.Hot topics for adda may be world cup or Political Party,recent movies or even in that case PNPC but rarely people go ahed and discuss about alien life form or life outside space.

Here is a good one.There is a Shoe company called Alien Shoe Company.Address56, Near Shisha Gali, Rabindra Sarani, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata - 700073,Ph:+(91)-(33)-22368964.Description:Footwear - Domestic

 Well Got the info from Just Dial.You might wanna call them up and enquire about the type of shoe they make.

How come we don't know about that?

I am still onto that looking for information on the interent.As I dig into news paper archive it seems that 30th and 31st October had some sort of Bandh called by both the prominent parties of West Bengal.Naturally the news could have shifted towards that.Also aliens not being the hot curry news in the block,the editors might have skipped the topic altogether fearing that the space will be wasted which rather can be used up for Rizwanul like cases AKA Hot Curry News

How many of us really bother to ask ourself wether we are alone in this world?

Expert's comment?

Nazi Scientists team of UFO Speialists
"M.P. Birla Planetarium director Debprosad Duari said "From what I can understand, it could just be digital trickery as no natural phenomenon can last that long and change its colour and shape so rapidly"
"If the person who shot the object with his handycam is to be believed, the fireball was seen moving from the east to the west. I first thought it could be a fragment of the Holmes Comet that had broken up on Oct 24, but if it is indeed a remnant of Holmes, it should have been seen in the western sky and also at 60 degrees above the horizon. But this is not the case here," Duari said.

"The object could be Venus because it is spotted in the eastern sky. But one cannot capture Venus on his handycam so close and so bright. So, if it is not Venus or a Holmes Comet, then it must be an optical illusion or just a figment of one's imagination," he said.

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics astro-particle physicist Kamalesh Kar said: "A cosmic body cannot change its appearance so rapidly. An expert needs to observe it for a longer period to comment on it. It is very difficult to draw any conclusion based on television pictures

Source:Kolkata scientist punches holes in UFO theory

In summary the scientists claim that its Ganja.Not the marijuana type thing but one which we bengalis say as Gul AKA Dhop.

Unknown Location and Nicholas Roerich

So with the known information already discussed lets move onto the undiscussed part of the legend.If you look at the graph more carefully,there is a note of Unknown Space,Possibly Nepal with Sighiting source  by one  Nicholas Roerich Written during his visit to the Hmalayas in 1929,the author gives a detailed sighiting report in the book

On August 5, 1926, while traveling in the Humboldt Mountains of Tibet's Kokonor region, Nicholas Roerich reported that members of his expedition saw "something big and shiny reflecting the sun, like a huge oval moving at great speed. Crossing our camp the thing changed in its direction from south to southwest. And we saw how it disappeared in the intense blue sky. We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly an oval form with shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun.”

Another description by Roerich was, "...A shiny body flying from north to south. Field glasses are at hand. It is a huge body. One side glows in the sun. It is oval in shape. Then it somehow turns in another direction and disappears in the southwest."

                                                                                                    Source:Wikipedia on UFO

Map View

.I am still in the process of obtaining the book and get the exact narration from them. Here is the two books written by the Adventurer Nicholas

Now as a matter of fact soon after the sighitings there were a number of both supporting and anti arguments against the idea.Whats important is that a very similar kind of gossip has been going on about the Indo China Border commonly known as Aksai Chin.Whatever details about this gossip have come forward all seems to be originating from numerous discussion forums and posts.

The New Story( Cooking Curry or is it just the leftover Smell ?)

Recently, some Hindu pilgrims on their way to Mount Kailash from the Western pass, came across strange lights in the sky. The local guides while in the Chinese territory told them that this was nothing new and is a normal phenomenon from Kongka Pass area - the tensed border region between India and China. This strange lighted triangular silent crafts show up from underground and moves almost vertically up. Some of the adventurous pilgrims wanted to look into the site. They were first turned back by the Chinese guard posts as they were refused entry from the Chinese side. When they tried to approach the site from Indian side,

the Indian border patrol also turned them down in spite of their permit to travel between the two countries.

The pilgrims at that stage started quizzing the Indian border security personnel. The security personnel told them that they are ordered not to allow any one near the area of interest and it is true that strange objects come out from under the ground with amplified and modulated lights. India’s Special Operations Forces and the intelligence agencies are in charge of that area. "

                                                         Source:India Daily

Well the best part of the story is that almost every blog or Forum is using a Copy/Paste version of the story and doesnt really offer anything extra out of it.Do yourself a search in Google with Aliens in Indo China Border and let me know if you can dig anything else.
 "The locals start laughing in that area when they are asked about these UFO sightings. They get surprised why the Governments are so eager to hide these obvious facts. According to them the extra-terrestrial presence is well known and is in deep into the ground. They believe neither the Indian or Chinese Governments do not want to expose the fact for some reason. When they bring up this matter to local Governments, they are told to keep quiet and forget the same. This is the region where the Euresian plate and the Indian plate have created convergent plate boundaries. Convergent plate boundaries are formed where one plate dives under another. Consequently, this is one of the very few areas in the world where the depth of the earth's crust twice as thick as in other places. The opposite is found in hot spots like Yellow Stone National Park in America where the earth’s crust in thin.

The double thick earth-crust allows the creation of underground bases very deep into the tectonic plates.

Kongka La has beautiful rocks and granites. For some strange reasons neither the Chinese nor the Indian authorities ever excavate, dig or mine in this area. The area is pristine and untouched.

Recently, both India and China have moved forward to solve all border disputes and start the Sino-Indian relations all over again. The Aksai Chin area is still disputed. But interesting while negotiations both the Governments are indifferent on this area. India and China as shown in the accompanying maps have huge border areas along the Himalayas and they are negotiating on all these regions. Though India claims that Aksai Chin is part of India, the common belief in the Government is that it is not a show stopper. On the other hand, Chinese after winning Aksai Chin from India in 1962 war, built a strategic military highway. Now they are using an alternate highway not to bother with the area in Kongka La.

Recently in the local school, young children of the area entered into a drawing contest. More than half of the drawings had to do with strange objects in the sky and some coming out of the mountains. Many of them even know what and when to look for.

Many UFO researchers believe that there are hidden UFO bases under the ocean and deep under the ground. Kongka La is experiencing some strange phenomenon and suspicious objects coming out of the inaccessible huge mountains (Himalayas) and both the Governments refuse to come out and say what these are. "

"I've Seen an Alien in my Backyard"

Though this might be a common quote in USA,its not very popular in India.However the Bengali literature has been gifted with Professor Shonku who had once a "mulokat"  ahem I mean mulakat with Aliens.Other not so popular sci fi writers from Bengal have  also written some shots about it but definitely not so illustrating as Satyajit Ray.
Comming down to the question.Yes I do remember seeing something in my backyard..Dont start laughing..I dont remember the day or the year because it was way too early even before my earliest memories.Possibly I was into morning timings in ODS.But I do remember the incident very clearly..
"I was playing hide and seek with out maid servant and I went to hide in the backyards of our old house.There was a dobakhana along with usual kachuri pana just to the eastern side of our house.I had taken a peek to see if she was coming or not and wnat I saw,I was stunned for atleast few seconds..
A huge black or dull colored block was slowly moving upwards.The shape best described can be compared with the hull of a ship a flattened V,[\_/].I close my eyes and next moment it was gone.I dont remember a thing before or after that.For a long time I had thought it was a illution,thought I might not have actually seen it rather dreamt about it. I still dont know and normally let it pass as fragement of my Imagination.

Call it a dream or a reality,my passion for aliens and extra terrestrial lifeform comes form the memories of that single day.

So What's the connection ?

It might be possible that Aliens simply might had the taste for Bengali cuisine.After all Fish Curry and Laou Posto cant be mastered by just anyone.Even I am also puzzled why did they showed up in Kolkata rather than being at some hightech government project or even in that case some other place where they might had some more attention.I will be looking into it.

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