Typically, a person is only supposed to say good things of the dead. But in the case of Lawrence Pfaff Sr., the tone of his obituary seems to be “Good thing he’s dead.”
The obituary, published in The Florida Times-Union over the holiday weekend, describes the late Pfaff, 81, as “narcissistic” and an “abusive alcoholic” whose death proves that “evil does eventually die.”
The angry obit was written by Pfaff’s son Larry Pfaff Jr., who didn’t pull any punches:
[Pfaff] is survived by his three children, no four. Oops, five children. Well as of 2022 we believe there is one more that we know about, but there could be more. His love was abundant when it came to himself, but for his children it was limited. From a young age, he was a ladies’ man and an abusive alcoholic, solidifying his commitment to both with the path of destruction he left behind, damaging his adult children, and leaving them broken.
Something extraordinary was revealed today. Former high-level officials and scientists with deep black experience who have always remained in the shadows came forward on one platform. These insiders have long-standing connections to government agencies which may have programs investigating unidentifed aerial phenomena (UAP/UFOs). The team includes a 25-year veteran of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, a Lockheed Martin Program Director for Advanced Systems at “Skunk Works”, and a former deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Today marked the official launch of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTS/AAS) an innovative Public Benefit Corporation which will advance research into unexplained phenomena and develop related technology. It has established three synergistic divisions: Science, Areospace, and Entertainment. “We believe there are discoveries within our reach that will revolutionize the human experience,” says company President and CEO Tom DeLonge. Please see my previous story,- released yesterday – for background on today’s announcement which was live-streamed and is archived on the company website.
The 29-year-old Florida Man made a series of 911 calls early yesterday to inform police dispatchers that President Joe Biden should be jailed, while convicted Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán should be freed from custody.
In response to that legal advice–offered in three separate predawn calls–Philbeck was arrested for misuse of the 911 system, a misdemeanor.
Dialing from an apartment in Palm Harbor, a Tampa suburb, Philbeck was initially informed that “the information he was providing was a non-emergency situation.” Philbeck was also warned not to use the 911 system in such a manner.
A stowaway gecko survived inside a box of musical instruments for three months as it travelled 4,800 miles from China to the UK.
The 10cm gecko, nicknamed Thin Lizard by RSPCA staff, was discovered at a musical instrument importing company in Maidstone, Kent, on Monday last week – having been sealed in an ocean shipping container in October.
The RSPCA’s Clive Hopwood came to the rescue and collected the Asian house gecko, which is now in the care of the charity’s Brighton Reptile Rescue.
“The staff were unpacking a box when the little gecko scuttled out,” Mr Hopwood explained.
“The box had been part of a shipment that had travelled over from China in a sealed ocean shipping container in October, but the box wasn’t unpacked until three months later.”
Mr Hopwood said it is “amazing” that the gecko survived the trip.
“It’s amazing that this little gecko survived such a long journey and such a long time shut inside the sealed packaging but they were able to confine him and then called us for help”.
“I took Thin Lizard to our experts at Brighton Reptile Rescue who have identified him as an Asian house gecko and will find him a specialist home.”
The RSPCA said that Thin Lizard was lucky to survive as reptiles are ectothermic, meaning they rely on their environment to warm up or cool down as needed.
The charity hopes his journey will remind holidaymakers to always give their suitcases a thorough check before flying home.
“We want to later create protocols of effective collaboration with the Air Force and the Republican National Guard (GNR) to reach the isolated cases that may occur in the interior of the country,” he said, justifying that the purpose is to “act fast and make a more effective clearance”.
Vítor Moreira stressed that the team has already developed “a work of assessment of events that were relevant last year”, which resulted in the Annual Report of Occurrences, in which “no case was given as extraordinary”, having existed an explanation and scientific validation for the 19 sighted events.
“Mostly, the percentage of cases explained involves drone technology as well as various types of balloons,” said the official.
Vítor Moreira stressed that CIFA hopes next year to present “a more consistent and accurate model” of the reports received, projecting for 2023 to continue working “not with hypotheses, but with certainty”.
“Currently there is a need to clarify the population and foster a more balanced opinion of what these phenomena are,” he argued, adding that CIFA “is not based on conspiracy theories”.
Founded in July 2021 by a team of researchers who studied these phenomena in the 1980s and 1990s, CIFA is currently composed of a multidisciplinary team that includes lawyers, engineers, journalists and law enforcement officers.
The investigation of aerospace phenomena triggered by the centre is based on archives – physical and digital – as well as documents and reports from other organisations that have been collected “behind the scenes and anonymously” since 2018.
In addition to documentation, CIFA’s work is also based on information released in the Portuguese media, an “important source” on which the team will also focus its attentions, confronting it with the knowledge of other entities such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).
“In Portugal, there are almost 2,000 records of extraordinary events. We have very reliable case histories, but it’s still a story. We know that narratives are narratives and we want to go further”, he stressed.
A group of former researchers have created the Center for Investigation of Aerospace Phenomena (CIFA), in Vila do Conde, in the district of Porto, which aims to study “extraordinary” phenomena.
Speaking to Lusa News Agency, Vítor Moreira, one of the founders and president of CIFA, clarified that the intention is to “study and investigate extraordinary phenomena” that occur in the country and their “scientific validation”.
“We are not going to chase lights, nor identify phenomena at a great distance”, referred Vítor Moreira, stressing that the objective is to treat “with seriousness” the extraordinary aerospace phenomena and help the population to understand them.
(NEWSER) – Feeling joyous and elated at a wedding is one thing. Feeling “weird, tingly, fidgety, and had an extremely dry mouth” is another. That’s how one guest at a Feb. 19 wedding reception in Longwood, Fla., described feeling, and police allege it’s because the food was laced with drugs. Bride Danya Svoboda, 42, and caterer Joycelyn Bryant, 31, have been arrested and face charges of tampering, culpable negligence, and delivery of marijuana, reports FOX 35 Orlando. It reports deputies were called to the Springs Clubhouse by a guest who said he felt as if he “had drugs inside him” after partaking in the food and wine. Another told police he felt “ill and high.”
A number of guests (some 50 were said to attend) were transported to South Seminole Hospital. CNN cites affidavits that say three guests’ urine tests were positive for marijuana and lab tests confirmed lasagna taken from the wedding contained cannabis. Per one affidavit, Svoboda allegedly “agreed to and allowed Joycelyn Montrinice Bryant to lace the food she served … with cannabis unbeknownst to the attendees, many of whom became very ill and required medical attention.” The affidavits do not give a motive, though the Washington Post reports they state that one guest who allegedly asked the bride if the food had been laced with pot got a “yes” from a smiling Danya Svoboda, who was behaving as if that was a “gift.”
Some of the stories to emerge from wedding guests are wild. The Washington Post reports Miranda Cady felt like her heart was going to give out after eating bread and olive oil. It reports, “She went to her car and was so terrified she would die there, she sent herself a text so people would know what had happened to her.” CNN reports another woman told an investigator she became so paranoid she “believed her husband … wasn’t telling her the truth about other family members,” and that her son-in-law had died and that fact was being kept from her. (Read more strange stuff stories.)