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The Passing of Joseph J. O’Donnell, Sr.

It is with great sadness and remorse that the Family of Joseph O’Donnell announces his passing on March 6, 2022. We wanted to notify all his friends, fans, and business associates of this sad news. The family is asking for a small donation to help with medical bills, a gravestone, keeping sites open, and credit card expenses. Joe was a loving father, husband, and grandfather. He enjoyed model railroading, science, writing, painting, gardening, hiking, and reading books. Joseph helped other people he didn’t know which includes Toys for Tots and the 2018 fire in Fairfax County , [...]

Antarctica – The Lost Continent by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

   Antarctica is the last of the earth’s continents to be explored. In the mid 1800’s intrepid explorers ventured to visit the area but would not step on land until the early 1900’s due to its harsh climate. It is the coldest of the earth’s continents with temperatures reaching nearly fifty degrees along its coastline during the summer and obtaining an average of minus-one hundred and twelve degrees in the interior in the winter. There is only eight inches of precipitation yearly and is considered an artic like desert and is the windiest continent on the earth. It also has [...]

Stargazing- Throwing Our Hat In the Ring By Publisher Joseph J. O’Donnell

   The Science and Nature Journal has decided to join the space race, in a most modest way, by employing our own telescope and using it for astrophotography. We intend to share our work with our readers for their enjoyment, and as an instructional tool for students. We also hope we can gain enthusiasm for amateur astronomers and stargazers who wish to do the same. Our telescope, a Meade ETX-90EC (Electronic Control) was purchased over 25 years ago. It is a Maksutov Cassegrain telescope. Its 90mm lens has a 1250mm focal length with an f= 13.8 capability. Its guidance system [...]

The Pentagon UFO Report – by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

Writer Joseph O'Donnell As expected, the United States government, once again, has delivered another smoke-and -mirrors report on the question of UFO’s. They claim that out of one hundred and forty-four sightings by U.S. aircraft only one can be explained. The remainder of these sightings cannot. As per my last entry ‘UFO’s Are Real.’ The Pentagon is once again trying to debunk the topic leaving everyone exasperated with their findings. Their report also mentions nothing about aliens or extra-terrestrial possibilities, and they simply remain aloof on the subject. One positive note is that they offer their findings as a [...]

UFO’s Are Real by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

Author Joseph O’Donnell After over seventy years of research the United States Government has formerly recognized that UFOs (now known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, UAP) are actually real. They will be releasing a report on this supposedly on January 25th. How complete, and in depth, this report is, is still undetermined. Most think that the report will be watered down. It is also stated that they cannot determine who, or what, these craft belong to. Some government sources stat that they maybe Chinese or Russian, but that fact does not hold water. Project Blue Book (March 1952- December [...]

The Story of Virginia by Writer Joseph J. O’Donnell

Writer Joseph O’Donnell This is a six-part story of Virginia. It attempts to explain its beginning, how it was formed, and what we know of it today. The Land To know Virginia, you must understand the land. Virginia is an agricultural area locked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. These mountains, and the Appalachian chain just to its west, not only shields the area from the storms coming off the Central Plains, but also irrigates the soil with water and minerals that trickles down the hillsides to enrich the soil. […]