Putting this blog under the UFO category is going to seem, at first, like quite a stretch. And indeed, it is, but maybe not such a stretch as one might think, but we'll get back to that in a moment. For the present, I want to thank Mr. U. for sharing this information and his own high octane speculations, which form the nucleus for my own high octane speculations in today's daily dose of it. So, first things first. What, exactly, are neutrinos? Well, as the accompanying video explains, they're almost the same thing as photons, they have no charge and no mass, but unlike photons they're highly energetic, and penetrate straight through solid matter with almost effortless ease. Detecting them is thus quite a challenge, for the usual methods don't work. Lots of ice however, and buried detectors in the form of light emitters, do the trick, which brings us to Antarctica and the following video:
Now, the other odd thing about neutrinos is that they might thus carry modulated information, information that is the result of their having traveled so far and passed through so much to get from "there" to "here." They might thus be used for communication, if one could figure out how to modulate information into them, or conversely, tease the information out of them, thus providing a handy picture of the structure of distant space that cannot be otherwise observed. Their ability to travel through things would make them invaluable for communication, provided that nasty modulated information problem could be solved(if indeed it is possible, a big "if" if there ever was one).
For the sake of our high octane speculative argument, however, let's assume (1) that it is possible and (2) that humans have achieved a rudimentary capability to do so. Now, granted, there's nothing in the little video nor in the article to suggest either of these assumptions is true. The video only indicates that some of these neutrinos come from within our own galaxy, perhaps from the galactic core, and some might come from outside this galaxy altogether. Nonetheless, we'll continue with our two assumptions.
Note, then, that this video and detection of neutrinos occurred in Antarctica (because of the clear nature of antarctic ice), and that it occurred in 2014, prior to the strange visits to the polar continent of US Secretary of State John Kerry and former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who has not appeared in public at all since his antarctic visit, and Patriarch Kiril III of Moscow (to name some of the more recent strange visitors to the continent). It is Kerry's presence there that intrigues the most in this context of "modulated neutrino information" and "communication possibilities," for as I suggested at the time of his visit, the senior diplomat of the USA's presence on the continent suggests that his purpose there was not about "seeing climate change up close and personal," which was the public explanation for his visit, but rather that his purpose was a diplomatic one... that he was talking to "someone" or at least, listening to someone. Such admittedly extremely high octane speculation would explain the real motivation behind Kiril III's visit, a visit which, again, the public explanation left one thinking that there had to be more to it. In Kiril's case the explanation was that he was there simply to bless the Russian Orthodox chapel of the Russian scientific mission there. But if this "neutrino hypothesis" is part of the picture, then the real motivations might be something quite different. Perhaps the strangeness lies in the patterns - evident in the video - that are being detected, which might indicate a non-stochastic nature, and hence, artificial origins. We don't know.
Admittedly, I'm so far out on the end of the twig on this one that I might indeed have fallen off the twig altogether. But the presence of neutrino detectors and neutrinos themselves at the south pole does mean one very important thing: Antarctica just became even stranger.
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