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By Chance Willie
An anonymous Tuscaloosa, AL stargazer reported an almost poetic UFO sighting early Tuesday morning.
The account appeared on a message board hosted by the UFO Stalker website, which catalogs UFO sightings from around the country.
The sighting allegedly occurred when the observer stepped outside to smoke a cigarette and was greeted by an object resembling a shooting star darting across the sky, abruptly changing directions and leaving trails of green and orange light in its wake.
The observer reports being stricken by a mysterious headache as the object shot away into the dusk. Whether the account was fact or fiction, it makes for an interesting read.
RISE NEWS has reached out to the website to try to get in touch with the person who made the post. We’ll update with any additional information.
Here’s the full account posted to the website:
“At exactly 4:01 A.M. I went outside on my balcony to smoke a cigarette. I spend a lot of time looking up at the sky at night, and I have seen many shooting stars. Shootings stars move extremely fast and appear to zoom across your range of vision in an instant. The “light” I saw tonight did no such thing. While it did vanish in an instant, it did not zoom across my range of vision. Directly in the center of the sky, what appeared to be a large aircraft, lit up in the darkness–without making a sound. It instantly propelled itself into the distance leaving behind a momentary trail of green and orange light. What was most unusual about this sighting was that the object changed direction. The object also moved much more quickly than any shooting star that I have ever seen. I could not determine its exact location or distance. However, initially after lighting up, the size of the object appeared three to four times larger than the stars in the sky. This means that the object was either much larger and/or much closer than our closest stars. After the incident, I felt slightly uncomfortable–as if I had a headache, but only in the front half of my brain.”
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The post which was posted on a pro Benjamin Netanyahu Facebook group was then shared by Artiles.
The photo uses five examples of what the world looks like “According to Liberal America”. There are references to Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal and the #IStandWithAhmed movement.
But the most controversial photo is the first one. It is a photo that first circulated during the 2008 Democratic Primary campaign and it shows Obama dressed as a Somali Elder during his visit to Kenya in 2006. Obama campaign staffers blamed the Clinton campaign for the photo’s publication in the Drudge Report.
“According to Liberal America… This is a Christian,” the caption says of Obama.
Here is a better version of the photo in question:
Obama is a Christian and has spoken at length about the importance of his faith.
Artiles is a Republican who represents parts of Miami in the Florida House of Representatives. He came to prominence earlier this year after filing legislation to ban transgender people from public bathrooms.
A message sent to Artiles’ private Facebook page was not answered by publication of this piece. A spokesperson in Artiles’ Tallahassee office said she would pass along Rise News‘ inquiry to Artiles.
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By Taylor Neuman
Wellington, Florida, a western suburb of West Palm Beach, is known as a quiet city seven months of the year.
But starting in mid November, Wellington becomes a hot spot for the equestrian world.
People from all over the world come for the unique Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and other equestrian happenings.
WEF is known for being the longest running horse show in the world; it lasts for a staggering 12 weeks.
Wellington’s equestrian events also cater to people of all ages and levels from little children to riders well into their 80’s and from amateurs to professionals.
These equestrian events include hunters, polo matches and children’s pony classes which you would be hard pressed to find anywhere in Europe.
“WEF means home, but it also means WEF,” Arianna Anglesey a WEF participant told RISE NEWS. “We travel for 7 months out of the year all throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, which is an awesome experience. Come November and we all head homeward bound and I know for the next 5 months I get to be with my family and continue working which is something I love.”
Wellington has a population of around 61,000 people, but it swells in size during the equestrian season.
Wellington attracts the crème de la crème of the equestrian world. WEF offers the most world ranking classes in the United States and the best courses designed by world known designers.
“By far my favorite part of WEF is Saturday nights, Grand Prix nights,” Anglesey said.” It’s one thing to be a spectator; it is completely different to be a part of it. This class is the biggest of the week. You compete against not only the best, but the up and coming. Your blood is pumping, your adrenaline is rushing. You take a lot of pride in not only the appearance of your horse but their health as well.”
Each Saturday night a different company will sponsor the event whether it’s for charity or a money prize.
For example, one of the upcoming Saturday night showcases is being sponsored by Fidelity Investments and the cash prize is $380,000 for the winner.
Wellington is uniquely placed to serve equestrian aficionados from around the world; it is located relatively close to three international airports. There are only a handful of airports in the U.S. that allow horses to be flown in and out; but three in South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach) do.
This makes Wellington an ideal location for the hordes of horse lovers who flock to this prestigious area every year. Wellington also has a protected equestrian preserve, horse crossing signs, and of course you can’t beat the winter weather.
Wellington seems well positioned to be the Equestrian Headquarters of the World for years to come.
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