It's been some months since I posted. Life gets in the way even of researching mysteries sometimes. (I know, shocking!)
This time I decided to dive head first in what is to me, a very local mystery.
As always, for those who prefer to watch and listen instead of read, here is our youtube video on the case: Intriguing Sightings Of The Belgian UFO Wave (we always try to stay as concise and close to the facts as possible)
While most reports of ufo sightings are made by a single individual or relatively small groups of people, what would later be dubbed as the Belgian UFO wave spanned nearly 2 years and had sightings made by thousands of people.
Another aspect that set this wave of strange reports apart from others around the world at that time is the unusual shape of the objects that were sighted in the sky.
Most UFO's at that time were described as round and disc shaped. These objects however were almost universally described as being triangular in shape, often accompanied by descriptions of white light in each of the triangle's corners and a central light of a red hue.
So, what was the first case reported?
Wednesday, november the 29th. Two members of the Belgian militairy police were going about their usual patrols in the scenic countryside of Eupen, located in the east of Belgium, a primeraly German speaking region.
One of the men, Heinrich Nicoll, noticed a strange, very bright light appearing over a meadow next to the highway they were driving on. He notified his flabergasted colleague, Hubert von Montigny, who comfirmed he saw the light too. Later the two men would describe the light's intensity similar to that of a local Soccer Stadium.
After a short time of observing this strange light, the two police men decided to investigate further. Upon opening their vehicle window and driving closer, they can make out the shape of a large platform floating in the sky, seemingly the source of the light.
As they make their way closer to the strange object, they are able to make out more details.
Three huge spotlights seemed to be attached to the bottom of the platform, all aimed downwards towards the dusk-covered ground beneath. One of the men estimated it was hovering at a height of about 120 meters, which is close to 400 feet. The surface of the object was completely smooth and a bright red, quickly blinking light could be seen dead center. Later estimations noted the floa... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm an international student who has been studying at Belgian universities for the past 4 years and I will never understand why top grades here are as unachievable as they are. All my life I've striven for top grades so it was quite demotivating coming to Belgium to find that I could never get them. Nonetheless I just kept working hard. This year however I moved to a different university which at the end of exams posts statistics on how students did on each individual course for the past 5 years. Not a single student in the last 5 years has ever gotten a 20 in any of the courses I follow. And for many courses the highest grade in the last 5 years was a 17. Now we all know that every class has its smartest students and I expect them to be the ones to get 20s but here it seems the top students can barely achieve 18s and 19s but 20s seem to be reserved only for prodigies or something.
I realise the situation differs from university to university and also between programs. This post is mostly about political and social science courses, since I have indeed had friends who have gotten 20s in courses like engineering or programming, so it really only seems to be an issue in the humanities that top grades are not realistic.
For those who don't know, the redditors of r/wallstreetbets are currently waging a 'war' against hedge funds/investment funds who are shorting GameStop (wallstreet is betting that GameStop stock will drop in value, redditors are stopping that from happening by buying the stocks and keeping them, driving the price up and costing wallstreet a ton of money).
It's a bit of a hilarious Robin Hood story of the poor trying to fuck over the rich bastards on Wall street.
To be clear, this is all super risky, I'm 100% assuming I'll lose the money I throw at this. I just think it's funny and I want to do it.
So any suggestions? Investment apps like Bux Zero or something else? What's the easiest/cheapest way for a Belgian resident/citizen to buy some US stocks?
But if those people could refrain from trespassing on private properties, damaging material, and leaving their trash behind, it would be even better.
Question inspired by this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJi5Lu2cT2I, where they asked Korean people what event in their country's history they remember the most vividly/found the most shocking.
What's yours for Belgium? Personally it would be the 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels. I can still remember everything I did that day.