ISIL terrorists try to enter Bulgaria as refugees

Five men were arrested on the Bulgarian-Macedonian border. Their mobile phones contained pictures of decapitated people and ISIL symbols, Russia’s Federal News Agency reported.

Five men aged 20-24 were arrested on the Bulgarian-Macedonian border while travelling in a car with Kosovo numbers.

The suspects were stopped by border patrol. To avoid the check up, they tried to bribe the border guards, handing them a wad of dollars.

The search revealed that their mobile phones contained photos of decapitated people, jihadist prayers and video clips promoting the ISIL terrorist group. The suspects were taken into custody.

The men reportedly tried to cross Bulgaria’s western border hoping that the country’s security forces were more focused on the southern border with Turkey to curb the increasing flow of migrants.

Four of the men crossed the border without documents through the forest and then took the car of their accomplice, who entered Bulgaria from Macedonia legally, media reported.


Large triangular UFO spotted over Wyandotte

On August 31, 2015, a witness was in Wyandotte (Michigan) when he has seen a very large and dark triangular-shaped UFO. Object was not light.

Witness report:

It was almost 4am, I felt like I was having a panic attack so I decided to sit on my back steps facing south. It was quiet then I looked up and saw what appeared to be a large all black triangle. No lights. It hovered at a unknown height (seemed to be tree top) I heard a low hum and the air felt like it got warmer. Then I felt a pressure, like being on a elevator. I was too scared to move, after a few moments it floated upward and shot in a southern direction. The air got cold and the pressure feeling was gone.


UFO with missing time spotted in Louisiana, in 1979

On September 1979, a mother witnessed a UFO since her home located in River Ridge, in Louisiana, USA. The next day, her child has had a missing time…

Witness statement:

Approximately 40 years ago when I was 3 or 4 years old, I had a strange episode of being missing for about 4 hours. The evening prior, my mother tells me that she was sitting on the porch and saw a UFO.

So, in the morning, my brother and sister go to school and my father goes to work. It was just my mother and me home. My mother set me up at the kitchen table with a bowl of cereal. The kitchen was in the back of the house. She went out the back door to the garage where the washing machine was located. This was right outside the kitchen door. She was only out there long enough to switch the laundry around and came back inside.

When she entered the kitchen, I was not there. My cereal and her ashtray were overturned. She had heard nothing. The front door and all windows were locked. She would have noticed if someone took me out the back door. I was nowhere in the house.

The neighbors searched our house, and their houses. My dad came home and searched everywhere, including cabinets I could not fit into. This was a 900 square foot house and it was not like me to hide. The police were called and they also searched the house and neighborhood.

Hours later, with mobs of people surrounding the outside of my house, they saw me through the door window and I was inside the house looking out. There was no way that I had been in there! The police asked me where I was. I told them that I was with my uncle. My uncle had been at work all day with many witnesses.

My mother has always felt that this event may be related to UFOs.

Photo : River Ridge, Louisiana (Infrogmation / Wikimedia) – CC BY-SA 3.0


Stephen Hawking says people can escape Black Holes

Humans can avoid being swallowed by a black hole, according to a new theory by prominent British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

Noted UK astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has suggested that disappearing into black holes may not represent permanent disappearance, media reports said.

Speaking at a conference in Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Hawking argued that black holes "are not the eternal prisons they were once thought."

"If you feel you are in a black hole, don't give up. There's a way out," Hawking said.

According to him, those who find themselves in a black hole will not be able to return to their own universe but they can "possibly come out in another universe."

Scientists believe that black holes are super-dense areas in space where the gravitational suction is so great that nothing can emerge from them.

But Hawking claimed that information that seems to disappear into a black hole may not, in fact, disappear into the hole at all.

"I propose that the information is stored not in the interior of the black hole, as one might expect, but on its boundary: the event horizon," he said.

So it means that humans may not disappear if they fall into a black hole; they would either stay as a "hologram" on the edge, or fall out somewhere else.

Summing up his thoughts on the matter, Hawking said that "black holes ain't as black as they are painted."

His new theory is an attempt to answer a topical question about what happens to things when they go beyond the black hole's event horizon, a theorized point of no return from which even light cannot escape.


Shiny UFO caught over Cheektowaga, NY

On August 22, 2015, a man has seen a very amazing shiny object flying over Cheektowaga (State of New York) before photographed it. What is it ?

Witness statement:

Shiny object caught my eye and I took a zoomed picture. Never seen anything like it before. Spotted it above KBUF. It doesn't like a weather balloon as I have seen many launched from the NWS at KBUF often. If you have any Idea what it is let me know.


Possible white UFO caught in Wanaaring, Australia

On April 3, 2013, a person was in Wanaaring (Austalia) and he took a picture of a road. A few weeks later, he noticed a possible UFO on it.

Witness statement:

We were pig hunting in Wanaaring, NSW Australia on approximately 3/4/2013, 2pm.
We stopped to take a picture of a road sign because town was named the same as his sister
I was standing directly behind the person that took the photo and I saw nothing. The photos were taken with at least a 2 second pause between them. No one saw nothing at all during the trip the object in the photo was noticed about a week after.


A plan to inhabit the Red Planet by 2040

A Martian settlement could be a reality by 2040, according to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the Moon. The space enthusiast has a plan to use the Red Planet’s moons as extraterrestrial pit stops, making it easier to establish a Mars colony.

On Thursday, the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) formally established the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute. Through the organization, the astronaut who stepped onto the Moon right after Neil Armstrong in 1969 will pursue a “master plan” conceived back in 1985.

The goal? A human colony on the Red Planet.

Florida Tech has long been at the forefront of exploration—since the days of our founding in 1958, serving as the ‘night school for missilemen’ when America began the race for space at Cape Canaveral,” said Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J. Catanese, according to FIT web page.

Having Dr. Aldrin build this new initiative at Florida Tech is indeed an honor. We look forward to meaningful collaboration as humankind’s new vision for space unfolds.”

FIT will fund studies into the feasibility of a future Mars settlement. The concept is called Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars, and its goal is to colonize Mars by first reaching its moons, Deimos and Phobos.

According to Aldrin, that goal could be achieved as soon as 2039, the 70th anniversary of his Apollo 11 mission.

He also envisions the project as a series of 10-year-long duty missions, with a long-term, permanent presence in mind.

The Pilgrims on the Mayflower came here to live and stay. They didn’t wait around Plymouth Rock for the return trip, and neither will people building up a population and a settlement [on Mars],” Aldrin said.

Aldrin, 85, gained his astronautics PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The doctor has received three US patents for a modular space station, reusable rockets and multi-crew modules for space journeys.

Two former shuttle astronauts, Winston Scott and Sam Durrace, have also joined his Florida team.


Manta-ray shaped UFO in Costa Rica

On March 22, 2015, a person was on a soccer field in Cuidad Colón (in Costa Rica) when he has seen a dark manta-ray-shaped in the sky. What is it?

Witness statement:

I was on a soccer field. Saw dark hovering object against sky to tehe East. At first I thought it was a photography drone. I grabbed my camera and started capturing the object, then, I was not pretty sure what it was, because I could not see propellers, like the ones on a drone.

The object had a manta-ray shape. Surface did not reflected sunlight much, despite it was a bright morning.

Object overerd downtown, similar to a drone type-flight. It Descended a few meters and flew slowly towards North. Object ended Up near a hill where I lost sight, blended with tree canopy. Sighting lasted around 11 minutes.


Emma Stone and the ghost of his grandfather

Emma Stone, the famous American actress, has revealed she is haunted by the ghost of her grandfather she never met.

On Wednesday, 15 July 2015, the young artist was invited by Late Show of David Letterman. During this talk show, she told about her long-deceased grandfather and his ghost:

There's a long family history with quarters. My grandfather leaves quarters. And it's just amazing. It's him! It's absolutely him.

It's such a long story that you'd have to go to commercial five times and roll to a clip and then come back and I'd still be telling the story. But it's him, you guys, it's him!

D. Letterman remarked about the lack of scientific evidence to support supernatural phenomenon. But, E. Stone answered:

That's the joy of it. It's not a logical thing. It's magical. Like ectoplasm.

Emma Stone can’t explain why this happens:

It's not a logical thing. It's magical.


Entrepreneur creates world’s first Beer Jelly

Archaeologist-turned-entrepreneur Nancy Warner is making headlines for creating the world’s first jam made purely from beer. But before you get too excited, let me tell you it’s non-alcoholic, so there’s no real chance of getting tipsy at breakfast!

Nancy had already quit her job as an archaeologist to start a preserves company called ‘Potlicker’, when she stumbled upon the unique recipe by accident. She had run out of fruit to make jams and jellies one day, so she reached into her beer cupboard instead. After much experimenting, she managed to come up with a clear ‘Beer Jelly’. It is now so popular that she’s producing about 3,000 jars a week!

I’m actually an archaeologist by trade and spent close to 10 years working in south eastern US archaeology before my husband Walter and I moved to Vermont,” the 34-year-old said. “I could not find archaeology work, so I developed a food blog hobby to keep me busy. The blog lead to a canning addiction, the canning addiction turned into a small business. I had bills to pay and lots of jam on the shelf so Walter packed me up and sent me to the farmer’s market.

I started making beer jelly simply because I ran out of fruit,” Nancy explained. “It was a long winter in Vermont, I was addicted to canning and canned through all the fruit in my house, so I turned to my cabinets where I had plenty of beer and wine.

When she first started making beer jelly, Nancy says she had never heard of anything like that before. But she did know about the centuries-old process of making wine jellies, so she thought it would be interesting to try it with beer. “I have made all of my own recipes and can find no record of anyone else making a pure beer jelly before I did.”

Nancy revealed that she makes the beer jelly in pretty much the same way that she makes fruit jelly – only substituting ‘kid’ (fruit) juice with ‘adult’ juice. “Each jar of jelly is approximately half full of beer or wine, but, for better or worse, the jelly is non alcoholic,” she said. “The alcohol is removed during cooking and by dilution of sugar.”

Nonetheless, her Beer Jelly was a big hit and she had to move production to a commercial kitchen in order to keep up with the growing demand. “The feedback is wonderful and sometimes overwhelming,” she said. “I never dreamed I would be running a business and hiring employees just to make my jams and jellies. I thought beer jelly was awesome and as it turns out I was not the only one.”

Apart from beer, the recipe calls for two other ingredients – cane sugar and citrus pectin. This makes the jam taste like a sweeter version of the original beer. “You can actually taste the hop and malt characteristics of each flavour jelly,” Nancy said.

Beer Jelly comes in eight flavors, including ale, IPA, oatmeal stout, and porter. “We pair it with cheese but also use them to glaze meats and veggies – things like Apricot Ale glazed ham, Black IPA chicken wings, Burgundy Anise cookies, and Spiced Wine baked brie,” Nancy explained.  Each 450ml jar contains around 225ml of beer, and is priced at about $7 apiece. You can order some on her website,


NASA Found ‘Star Wars Spaceship’ on Mars

Star Wars fans couldn’t believe their eyes. NASA’s Curiosity Rover took a photo which appears to have captured an object which looks strikingly similar to a Star Destroyer from the blockbuster series.

Freshly unveiled photos taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover caused media hype, as one of them depicts something that looks like the wreckage of a craft from the Star Wars movies. Many franchise fans thought they recognized an Imperial Star Destroyer lying in the dust of the Red Planet.

UFO enthusiasts were the first to notice the odd feature, with some believing the object to be the wreckage of an alien ship.

The black object looks like a crashed UFO,” UFO expert Scott C. Waring told RT.

But unlike the Star Destroyers, which were enormous, the object in NASA’s photo seems to be pretty tiny.

The craft is only about 2.5-3 meters across, so it probably only held a few passengers,” Waring suggested.

UFO experts also noted that there is only one picture of the alleged “wreckage.” To uncover the object’s true identity, more photos will be needed.

The rover usually takes many of each area, but not this one. Perhaps tomorrow it will take more,” Waring said.

Conspiracy theorists are often quick to interpret images captured by Curiosity’s cameras as being paranormal. UFO Sightings Daily reported on an earlier NASA photo which it claimed depicted a female ghost.

The woman seems to have breasts,” the site reads, “…two arms that are lighter in color and what looks like a head with long hair.

The phenomenon is known as pareidolia, wherein the human mind misinterprets images, finding familiar patterns where none exist. Like most mysterious objects seen on Mars, the object is most likely a rock.

Or, possibly a Star Destroyer replica placed by Disney to promote “The Force Awakens,” opening this December.



Cigar-shaped UFO over a road in Kentucky

On August 26, 2015, two friends were driving on a road between Frenchburg and Camargo (state of Kentucky) when they noticed a large cigar-shaped UFO with red and green lights during about 10 minutes.

Witness statement:

A friend was driving me home from work from Frenchburg to Camargo on us 460. Coming through Jeffersonville, we noticed a low flying craft, with green and red lights, hovering maybe a few hundred feet above ground. No movement whatsoever, naturally thinking it may have been a helicopter we preceded on, although neither of us had seen a chopper not flashing, or being still and there was no noise from it. He proceeded to drop me off, and return the same way. He stopped on the way back to try to catch a picture, but the craft zigzagged somewhat and zoomed away. He said from stopping and looking he figured it to be a few hundred feet long and like a straight-line.


A black flying saucer over an area of Ohio

On June 4, 2015, a bird watcher has caught a black flying saucer that flew over an unidentified area in Ohio. Witness has not noticed this UFO.

Two bright UFOs over I-5 in Firebaugh

On August 21, 2015, an automobilist was driving on a road in Firebaugh (California) when he has seen to naked eye two white lights travelled east then west over I-5.

Witness report:

Driving North on I-5. Event occurred around 9pm Friday night. There was an 18 wheeler in front of me at a distance of 100 ft. The right side of the road consisted of a line of trees, the left side was dark and I couldn't see clearly. I believe it consisted of either a line of trees or a large patch of grass/dirt. I noticed a light appear from between the 18 wheeler and the line of trees on the right side. The lights slowly moved their way into the trees. I saw them flickering between the trees as I kept driving. It took them about 3-5 seconds to move from where they appeared to the thicket of the trees. I could see the a light flickering for about half a minute amongst the trees. Then one light (not sure if the lights merged, or if the other light separated from the other and left the area) flew up and over the I-5 interstate in a sine wave motion and quickly glided to the other side. Where it appeared to have landed and or flown really low until it disappeared from my line of sight. The object appeared to be a mile to half a mile north of where I was. I was driving 77mph towards the event. This occurred an exit before the sign indicating the Firebaugh, CA exit was coming up, or two exits before Firebaugh. Attached please find an image of the right side of the road when I drove back down. I did check to see it wasn't a glare appear on my windshield, and there isn't an overpass in the area so I know it wasn't highlights from an elevated road. The attached picture should indicate that the trees were crop trees, lined up like an orchard. What struck me is the ability for this/these things to maneuver among such a narrow path.


Two orbs snapped during Shoreham Air Show

On August 22, 2015, a spectator was watching the Shoreham Air Show (United-Kingdom) and took some photos. Later by checking pictures, he has noticed two very impressive glowing orbs!

Witness report:

The picture was taken by my friend from Seaview Isle of Wight, couldn't see with the naked eye. The object and planes were heading towards Shoreham air show on the 22nd August 2015 at 14-30 GMT.


Strange bright lights filmed over Buckingham Fountain

On August 12, 2015, a family was walking near Buckingham Fountain (landmark located in the center of Grant Park, in Chicago) when a UFO made up of several white lights.

On video posted on MUFON's website, we can see an unknown object moved slowly by following a straight flight path. When they notified the object, it flew over the lake. One of the witnesses tells:

I've never seen anything like this in Chicago having lived here my entire life”.

So, what is it?

By watching video, we can think to a drone. But, a drone cannot change shape like this mysterious object.

The truth is out there...


For many months, he sees UFO in Guam

For many months, a person living in Mangilao (village on the eastern shore of Guam) sees UFO in the sky. His first experience was on December 2014.

Witness report:

It was around 7pm December 20, 2014. I was on my roof hanging Christmas lights. I am always looking at the stars. That night I noticed 2 blinking lights very far apart to the North of my house at about the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock position. Then I saw a bright flash of light coming from the flashing light at the 2 o'clock position at the same time I say 2 lights come out from the flash one went left the other went right toward the flashing light at the 10 o'clock hour. Then there was a second bright flash from same spot and one more light shot across the sky the left then it happened again there were a total of 4 lights streaking across the sky that night. Shortly after the 4th light the blinking light at the 2 o'clock hour stopped blinking.

Last February 2015 was out looking for lights in the sky at about 8:30pm. I saw a few hovering red pulsating lights moving in a big circle near some Federal Government Antennas. Then this one about the size a basketball flew about 100 ft over my house got past toward the antennas then just vanished light went out.

Last May 2015 was driving home about 10pm near my house I saw another red pulsating light up in the clouds just hovering when I got within 1/4 mile from this object it dropped from the sky into the jungle I looked for it for about a half hour.

Last July Was at the University of Guam at 8pm saw another pulsating light hovering in the clouds over Pago Bay watched it drop out of sight just over the water kept watching waited for about an hour looked up and it was back in the clouds but further out over the ocean.

First UFO I remember seeing I was about 7 years old with brother 9 & sister 5 . We saw this light circling an antenna tower 3 or 4 times then it shot straight up into the sky.

I have seen many more in past years but these are the ones I remember the most.

I had a dream when I was about 8 years old. I went outside my parent’s house really early in the morning walked to front yard looked up in sky saw a bright light shine down on me, then i woke up in my bed. Maybe it was a dream, I don't know.

Photo: University of Guam (Mrgates / Wikimedia) - CC BY-SA 3.0


Bright green orb appears on photo during sunset

On August 25, 2015, two friends were in Spanaway (Pierce County, Washington) and took photo of sunset. When they watched their pictures, they have seen a strange green orb.

Witness statement:

My friend and I pulled over on the corner of 38th St E and 192nd Ave E in Spanaway to take photos of Mt. Rainier and the sunset. We were each standing on opposite sides of the car and were taking photos with our cell phones of Mt. Rainier and then turning 180 degrees and taking photos of the sunset. With the sun in our eyes, we were unable to see much when taking the photos of the sunset and never noticed anything out of the ordinary. When we arrived at home 10 minutes later, we noticed in that an orb shaped object showed up in both our pictures taken within a minute of each other. I took 8 photos in one minute (set of 4 pictures in eight seconds and set of 4 in another ten seconds) and in this time the orb moved from ground level in front of a silhouette of trees to high in the sky and from one side to the next. In addition, in my photos the orb showed up as a bright green glowing orb with bright white spots (which look like lights) that rotate in each picture and in my friends photos the orb is bright white with a red trailer. Her series of photos were taking exactly one minute after mine.


Huge UFO over a tree spotted in 1981

On September 30, 1981, an inhabitant of Quincy (Illinois) was outside of this home. Before him, he has seen a huge UFO that was hovering above a tree.

Witness report:

It was fall. My mother had asked me to take out the dog. I put the dog on her leash and went out into our large backyard. I was outside for a few minutes. Then noticed the huge UFO hovering over the tree I was standing under. I never saw or heard it coming. It never made any noise. I just stood there staring up at it, I am not sure really how long. Long enough though that my mom walked to the patio door to check on me. I heard the door slide open, looked at my mom, looked back up, and it was already a mile away. It was shooting south and was gone in a couple seconds.

Photo: The Newcomb Mansion (Smallbones / Wikimedia)


Car-shaped UFO spotted over Raleigh, North Carolina

On August 24, 2015, a passenger of a car was in Raleigh (North Carolina) when he has seen a white car-shaped UFO blob flying over cloud...

Witness statement:

Was a passenger in a car heading south as sun was setting, looking at a cloud with sun rays all around that got my attention how awesome it looked. Saw a white oval blob shape resembling a car hovering just above cloud. After about 8 seconds it instantly disappeared.

Photo: Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina skyline (Atlpedia / Wikimedia) - CC BY-SA 3.0


Blue UFO snapped over Yellowstone River, Montana

On August 15, 2015, during sunset, a man was fishing in Yellowstone River (Montana). He took photo of beautiful sky. Later, he noticed a mysterious object in both pictures.

Witness statement:

I was out fishing in the Yellowstone River one evening when the pictures were taken.It was around 7:30 or 8:00 p.m. and I took a few of the sun behind the clouds but something kept grabbing my attention about that particular area.I kept feeling like I needed to take more pictures towards that direction. I noticed the object in one picture moving towards the cloud, and when looking at the picture before, I noticed it in the trees across the river from me. It has a strange green glow. I can't say what it was but I definitely believe that it's possibly a u.f.o. and I wanted experts to have a look.


Neurologist claims to have grown a human brain

An Indian-born neuroscientist based in Columbus, Ohio claims to have grown a functioning mini-copy of the human brain using adult skin cells. The discovery may be used for testing medicines and for various other studies, although it is hard to assess its real value as the artificial brain is being kept secret due to a pending patent.

Since the 1983 comedy hit ‘The Man With Two Brains', an iconic image associated with mad scientists has been that of an animated brain in a glass jar. Now a professor at Ohio State University has managed to grow his own tiny brain in a lab. Professor Rene Anand presented the work Tuesday at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a publication on the university website states.

Anand claims the brain his team has grown is almost fully-formed, despite being only as big as a pencil eraser, according to the university news service. The artificial micro-brain has "99% of the brain’s diverse cell types and genes," the team told The Guardian.

"It not only looks like the developing brain, its diverse cell types express nearly all genes like a brain," Anand added.

It took around three months for the team to grow the cerebral organoid, which has reached a developmental stage corresponding to that of a five-week-old fetus, the researchers explained. However, in order to grow further, the mini-brain needs to be connected to a blood supply.

"We'd need an artificial heart to help the brain grow further in development," Anand told the Guardian. A vascular system connection may lead to the development of the remaining 1% of genes, the Indian-born neurologist suggests.

The scientists say their breakthrough could be utilized by the military in the study of different traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. Furthermore, it may be used for researching the effects of various medications, noxious substances and genetic diseases.

"We've struggled for a long time trying to solve complex brain disease problems that cause tremendous pain and suffering. The power of this brain model bodes very well for human health because it gives us better and more relevant options to test and develop therapeutics other than rodents," Anand was quoted as saying in his university’s publication.

Medical experts polled by the Guardian questioned the value of the development, as the neurologist has yet to publish anything in a scientific peer review journal on the issue and the details regarding the claimed breakthrough have been kept confident due to a pending patent.

Earlier attempts to grow human brains have reportedly led to the development of incomplete cerebral organoids, which possess certain aspects of the brain without reproducing its entire functionality.


Impressive UFO over Houston, Texas

On August 22, 2015, a person was in Houston (Texas) and he took photo of night sky. Later, he noticed several white orbs in formation on pictures above the downtown of the city. What is it?

Witness statement:

I was taking pictures of the clouds because they appeared to be in a spiral/ almost portal shape in the was after observation of these pics that the UFO was seen. In the pictures you can see the object was headed north. I was very excited.


KKK Member Planned to Assassinate Obama

A Ku Klux Klan member planned to use a remote-controlled X-ray device, which he called "Hiroshima on a light switch," to kill Muslims and President Barack Obama, prosecutors told a jury on Monday.

Glendon Scott Crawford and another man were arrested in 2013 and accused of plotting to unleash radiation at a mosque in Albany, New York, and a nearby Muslim school.

In opening arguments at US District Court in Albany, a lawyer for Crawford, 51, said his client planned to abandon the plot in its initial stages, but that government undercover agents dragged him further into the scheme.

"(Crawford) has strong political views and he saw Muslim extremism in Europe coming here," defense lawyer Kevin Luibrand said.

Luibrand claimed the device would have never been built if not for the government supplying the necessary components via "criminal" sources.

The judge ruled that prosecutors could show jurors the device, which was built from an industrial X-ray machine and electronic beam welders.

In a recording played in court, Crawford described himself as a KKK member, and he and his co-conspirator, Eric Feight, talked about their plan to attack the White House, Reuters reported.

Feight faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty last year to providing material support to terrorists.

Rodney Margolis, of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, testified that Crawford tried to interest Jewish leaders in a "black-bag operation" that "would kill Israel’s enemies while they slept," Reuters reported.

Margolis alerted police, and the FBI in Albany began surveilling Crawford. The bureau used a confidential source to discuss Crawford's scheme with him, prosecutors said.

Crawford faces three charges, including conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.