*Disclaimer - this is a spoof article..

When I first started using the internet I came across a site called www.enterprisemission.com. Despite being quite a reputable source for conspiracy theories, something always made me go back and look over the site. I used to check it regularly as it had some good photos of the mars explorer mission back in '98 and some interesting takes on the millennium celebrations. Luckily the world hasn't yet fallen into enemy hands (as predicted).

For some reason, unbeknown to me, I found myself back on the site this week. It's changed from being a collection of articles to Richard C. Hoagland pushing as much merchandise as possible. Whereas before you could read a nice article - now you can only get a nice DVD. Progress. I scrolled down and found there was actually an article there I was able to read. This one. I'll summarise to save you having to go there.

The article covers the anomalous sensors in the Shuttle Fuel Tanks. The big orange tanks contain supercooled hydrogen. There are four sensors in the bottom of the tank that tell the tank to detach when the fuel gets below a certain level, to prevent it blowing up whilst still attached to the rocket. NASA had noticed that regularly a sensor would fail - however, they'd also come back up randomly. Despite literally millions of dollars of engineering checks, the same anomalous results still occured when the supercooled fuel was in the tank.

Richard C. Hoagland cited some ancient maths know as torsion physics to explain the situation. Most of his work comes from applying ancient techniques. This one is from Soviet Experiments. At least the fundamentals have roots there anyway. However, this latest one is quite interesting. I quote:

"""There is a REAL fifth force -- the so-called "torsion field."

The theoretical foundation of this new science was laid out by Einstein and Cartan over eighty years ago. In the original theory, these fields were 'static,' meaning they could not move from point A to point B -- only appearing as the basic 'spin forces' within the atom.

Other Relativity theoreticians later proposed the possible existence of dynamic torsion fields -- meaning that these 'spin forces' can propagate through space, creating "action at a distance" effects.

Soviet laboratory experiments in the 1950s, conducted by the pioneering scientist Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev, found irrefutable proof of these 'dynamic torsion fields' in action.

Kozyrev, and others after him, found that the "torsion field" can indeed affect electrical phenomena under certain circumstances. Electrical resistors can experience substantial changes in how conductive they are, especially when made of denser metals such as tungsten. Quartz crystal oscillators can have notable changes in their vibrational frequency. Photocells demonstrate measurable discrepancies in how much 'work' they can perform.

Electrical anomalies are a classic sign of torsion-field interference, as can be routinely seen in the well over 10,000 published scientific papers on the subject. This appears to be due to a unique coupling of electromagnetic energy and torsion fields -- hidden away in Sir Edmund Whittaker's original 200-plus "scalar potentials" before Heaviside eviscerated them down to the four we now use.

Given this scientific background, when we see disruptions in the electrical currents flowing through a platinum-based "ECO sensor," buried at the bottom of a tank filled with super-cold liquid hydrogen, we have to expand our investigation.

Here's the critical point: the shuttle's almost equally-cold liquid OXYGEN tank "ECO sensors" have been TOTALLY UNAFFECTED by "whatever" this recurring problem is!

This indicates that it may be, in fact, some type of "torsion phenomenon" -- uniquely associated with "ultra-cold, liquid HYDROGEN."

Super-cooled hydrogen is already known to mysteriously crawl up the sides of a test-tube in a laboratory. This may be another anomaly explained by torsion-field activity. The utterly simplistic structure of the hydrogen atom, with just one "proton" and one "electron" -- plus the lack of molecular vibration (temperature) in a super-cooled environment -- may present the perfect antenna or conduit for torsion fields to move through."""

Now surely if the Air Engineers can't work out which sensors caused the engine thrust to fail - and there's no proof.. it could be torsion physics to blame..

The thing that caught my attention was in a BBC article entitled "The Mystery of Flight BA0318" where the journalist notes:

"But they will also be examining the fuel. It might have been contaminated. Or fuel 'waxing' may have occurred. This results from partial freezing, and pilots say the outside air temperature at some altitudes en route to the UK was down to minus 70 degrees that day - some of the coldest readings they could remember."

Fascinating stuff I think you'll agree. It could just be a coincidence.