Month: March 1999

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On Thursday March 18, Blather received an email from an Edel Chadwick: 'I was driving across the bog (ostensibly a road)... between Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary and Cloghan, Co. Offaly. Anyone who knows that road will know it is unrelieved flat bog. It was Saturday March 6 at about 11.30pm. I saw what I presume to be a meteorological phenomenon... it was a very clear dry night, cold. I saw what looked like a very large shooting star, comet type thing, about 10 times larger than the comet that was visible last year. It moved through the sky extremely quickly but not for a very long distance (similar to shooting star)... it was a very vivid green. It lasted a second or two and vanished... ideas?' +Fiery Sky+ Oddly enough, we do have a few. Firstly though, we shall take the pedantic liberty of discussing any confusion surrounding 'meteorology', which is...

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All has been suspiciously quiet at Blather HQ in recent times, giving us just cause to run riot with any miscellaneous rubbish that we salvage from the in-tray overflow. Bear with us. First up are our recent investigations into the strange column of light that we wrote about the Blather issue *Big Lights Out West*. Blather reader Peter McNally and in-house Blatherskites both made enquiries into the matter - with the Irish Meteorological service, i.e. Met Eireann. Once our pre-war (Crimean) typewriter is back on the road, we intend to furnish those fine meteorologists with a missive of inquiry, as our telephone investigations were met with vague response. +Ghost of a Chance+ We did (as did Mr. McNally) learn that the occasionally manned weather station in Claremorris employs a strong search light - diameter of some 2 feet (0.6m) - that is played, at an angle, across clouds in an...

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At last, another issue of Blather - issues have been far and few between recently, for a plethora of reasons, including problems with Best Internet's mailing list server, excursions to Edinburgh, and a nasty flu contracted by the Chief Blatherskite himself. Things *should* be back to normal, but we do forsee shifting both website and mailing list to an Irish server - stay tuned. This week though, we welcome back Our Man in London, Agent Mark Pilkington, who tells us of recent encounters with the enigmatic David Icke . On Thursday last, Scotland had its biggest earthquake in over 100 years, with its epicentre around 3 miles (4.8k) from the Isle of Arran. On Friday, *The Express* newspaper made mention of how Icke had predicted (some years ago) that Arran would sink during 1999. +Here Be Dragons (and that way lies madness)+ Anyone who caught David Icke's media appearances in...