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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Giant 'Lomu' moa found 

Without a trace, but strangely similar 

The Cool Stuff: The HoverMower by Eastman Industries 
Just like it sounds - a hovering lawnmower. One of the comment points out that it would be much cooler if it was a riding mower, but it's still pretty cool.

Link found by the lawncare professionals over at Make Zine.

Former F.B.I. Official Says He Was Watergate's 'Deep Throat'  

Where Is My African-American Queen? 
UFO wrangler Prophet Yahweh is looking for love.

All the sweet chocolate sisters deserve to be treated like the Queens they are! Only then can the sweetness of their souls flow and the gates, that hold them back from loving, be opened wide. Only then, can the sweet sistas believe again and be strengthened with the security they need, in life, not to fear. Where is my African-American Queen?

Link found by the righteous soul brother over at Rigorous Intuition.

State Assemblyman Proposes NJ 'Devils' to Change 'Satanic' Name 

Placebo Journal looks at weird-but-true side of medicine 

Homolka 'unrepentant' 

UFO Spotted Over Las Vegas (maybe) 
More on Prophet Yahweh.

On the trail of the cougar  
Cougars in Virginia.

Brazilian Killers Blame Game for Murders  

Surgeons extract 100 needles from body of a girl 

Mystery in sand dig planned 

Mystery of the smiling Buddha that arrived as a gift from the tsunami 

To the end, colonel a man of the troops 

Scientists link plastic food containers with breast cancer 

Monday, May 30, 2005

'Human flesh alternative' sells on the Web 
Trying to stop eating human flesh? Try Hufu!

Link found over at Weird Events.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Treasures Fit For The Kings 

Six figure reward for missing Nessie 'tooth'  

History is littered with lots of hoaxes / Some lies can lead to a deeper truth 

Who killed Michael Francke? 

Lost WWII soldiers a hoax? 

Governor digs fixing potholes / San Jose crews destroy part of road for staged event 

Archaeologists offer taste of ancient food 

Sidney Dorsey: Wayne Williams a fall guy  

Report of UFO leads to drug arrests 

UFO sightings sparked MoD probe 

Pedophile link to 4th murder 

Friday, May 27, 2005

Report: UFO Sighted In Olmsted Falls Sky 

FBI evidence team finishes search at Hosanna Church  

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

New Leads In The Johnny Gosch Case 

Search On For Clues In Alleged Satanic Pedophile Ring 

The Mad Genius from the Bottom of the Sea 

How to Perform Strong Man Stunts  
Very cool.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Children 'handed over to sex ring'  
BOYS as young as 10 were sexually abused in Adelaide when, as wards of the state, they were taken out of their institution on weekends and handed over to an organised pedophile ring.

More than 500 abuse claims have been heard in the first six months of a South Australian inquiry that spans 34 orphanages or detention centres where wards claim they were sexually abused over the past 50 years.


The report finds that young boys from St Joseph's Catholic Orphanage and Brookway Park Boys Reformatory were sexually abused at the homes of adults who had permission to take boys on day outings or to stay away at weekends, the report says.

Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight 
Spectators cheered as entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against African Lion

The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.

This story kind of smells like a hoax but it's so amazing I had to link it. Story found over at

Inquiry Into Dismissal of an Air Force Chaplain 

Cathedral will host the Da Vinci code  
The controversial bestselling novel is to be filmed in the home of the infamous Lincoln Imp.

Lincoln has a troubled history, for which many observers blame the Imp, a jaunty carving that was, according to legend, a small devil blown in by the wind and turned to stone by angels.

Warrant issued for 9th cult suspect  

Saddam's magic stone 

Ex-con linked to doctor's slaying  

10 things you may not have read about Francke case 

Italy investigating 186 over child torture site  
Italian police are investigating 186 people including three priests after uncovering an Internet pornography site for pedophiles that showed young children being tortured, an official said Tuesday.

Also: Besides the Roman Catholic priests, police also believe a mayor, a teacher and a doctor downloaded illegal videos.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Vatican reportedly drops probe of Mexican cleric  

U.S. covering up mad cow cases, scientist says 

'Threatening' T-shirt barred from TCC 
George W. Bush, coward.

Di Conspiracy Theory Revived  

Look, Nobody Cares That You're a DJ 
Something funny for a Monday.

Male and Female Sasquatch Reportedly Being "Contained" in Oklahoma 
Press release.

On the Wednesday, May 18th edition of the Internationally syndicated late evening talk show, The "X" Zone Radio Show, hosted by Rob McConnell and heard exclusively on the TalkStar Radio Network and their US and Canadian affiliates, a guest claimed that a male and female Sasquatch were being "contained" in Oklahoma.

Spaceships Will Appear Over Las Vegas On My Signal 

Pentagon PsyOp: Saddam's Double in Underwear Photo? 
The title says it all.

The Green Lantern 
I've added the The Green Lantern to my links. Cool blog about news, politics, arts, music, and the unexplained. Check it out.

The Fairy Flag of Clan MacLeod 

The truth about McDonald's and children 

South Natomas Home Covered With Sheet Metal 

Police: Church sex abuse case may involve 24 children 

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Officers Plot Exit Strategy 


New links for you 
I've added some new links to the site for your enjoyment.

If you're feeling poorly, be sure to check out the excellent information on acupressure from the Shmuel Halevi's Acumedico. I've already had some luck with allergy relief (swollen glands) thanks to the Acupuncture Points Database. Be sure to check out the pressure point H-3 Shaohai which offers relief from, among other things, stupidity and premature ejactualation.

It's always a good idea for students of the unexplained to study Sir James George Frazer's The Golden Bough - A Study in Magic and Religion.

And be sure to check out the paranormal fictions and musings of Indrid Cold.

Like Giant Monsters? I know I do! And nobody created cooler giant monsters than the legendary Jack Kirby. You can check out his fine work and the creatures of other talents over at the super-cool Monster Blog. The cover scans alone are worth a trip.

Have fun.

Fortune seekers on trail of Confederate stash 
I'm reprinting this entire story as a big middle finger to the needlessly intrusive and ridiculous registration process at the Dallas Morning News website. This is the link if you feel like giving the DMN a bunch of personal information.

Parts of Oklahoma, Texas viewed as rich for treasure stashed by diehard Dixies

By ARNOLD HAMILTON / The Dallas Morning News

CEMENT, Okla. - Bud Hardcastle and Charlie Holman figure the Confederacy never truly surrendered. Its leaders simply buried their dreams for the day the South would rise again.

After 30 years of research, Mr. Hardcastle and Mr. Holman are convinced that enterprising disciples of Dixie stashed millions of dollars in gold and silver - now probably worth billions - in locations across North America, including Oklahoma and possibly northeast Texas, to help finance a second Civil War.

"The true story of the South's never been told," said Mr. Holman, a balding, 56-year-old denturist and former three-time state high school wrestling champion. "A lot of Southerners know the story, but they've not told anyone."

Enough buried booty has been recovered over the last century to ignite a prairie fire of interest in treasure hunting - hundreds of real-life Indiana Joneses scouring remote terrain from Canada to Mexico for what they believe is a mother lode of antique coins and rare documents.

It's an oft-quirky subculture that deploys high-tech gear and old-fashioned detective work in a quest to unravel the secrets of the Knights of the Golden Circle, a pro-South society credited with masterminding the elaborate underground financial network.

"The money would be wonderful, but I set out to prove the truth," said Mr. Hardcastle, a portly, 66-year-old used car dealer who learned of the secretive pro-South group through his fascination with legendary outlaw Jesse James. Mr. Hardcastle now thinks that Jesse James, a Missouri guerrilla fighter during the Civil War and train and bank robber afterward, was "comptroller of the KGC." He says he thinks that finding the loot could also help him determine the truth about how - and when - the outlaw actually died.

According to some treasure hunters, burial was the surest means at the time of protecting the fortune that included gold and silver from the Confederate treasury, donations from Southern sympathizers, war-time raids on northern banks and post-war robberies.

No single ledger or document has been recovered that details the extent of the earthen deposits. But treasure hunters said they have uncovered evidence of an intricate, geometric grid system used to determine the locations of hidden loot across North America.

Further, they said, it appears the Knights of the Golden Circle built a network of sentries who knew the location of each cache, protected it during their lifetimes, then shared the information with subsequent generations.

On a recent spring day, Mr. Holman and Mr. Hardcastle hiked to near the summit of Buzzard's Roost, a peculiar, rocky hill near this tiny burg, about 65 miles from Oklahoma City.

Amid a howling, 40-mph-plus wind, they described four different discoveries of buried treasure since early 1900s, all within a quarter-mile of the southwestern Oklahoma landmark.

They also pointed out what they believe are coded messages carved into rock that the Knights may have left as clues.

"This was a hot spot," Mr. Hardcastle said. "This was Indian Territory - it was a good place for them to come" because it offered an almost unlimited number of hideouts and few authorities.

As they scaled Buzzard's Roost, Mr. Holman and Mr. Hardcastle looked less like the dashing figures of Hollywood's Indiana Jones trilogy than the crotchety, but charming characters of Grumpy Old Men.

But these men are serious. They've devoted more than 30 years - and more than $100,000 each - to chasing the secrets of the South, hoping to unravel mysteries that involve clandestine networks of Confederate loyalists, Southern sympathizers in the North and bandits like James.

In his pursuit of Jesse James, Mr. Hardcastle spent about $9,000 on legal fees that led to the exhumation in Granbury, Texas, of what he thought was James' body. It wasn't, but he now believes that the grave was misidentified by one plot.

Now, he figures his pursuit of the Knights of the Golden Circle treasure may be a faster route to the truth about Jesse James.

It's a two-fisted, hard-nosed world where few are willing to talk much abut their successes or join forces, afraid they'll be double-crossed and lose out on a discovery.

Mr. Hardcastle and Mr. Holman said they learned hard lessons about sharing information: In one case, other treasure hunters they befriended went behind their backs and unearthed the loot. All Mr. Hardcastle got from the discovery was an 1880 silver dollar.

"Ninety-eight percent of treasure hunters," Mr. Holman said, "aren't worth the powder it would take to blow their butt off."

Another time, about a decade ago, Mr. Hardcastle was asked by a landowner to search his land and found an old Wells Fargo safe. He was asked to leave before the safe was opened, but he said he believed it contained KGC money.

As far as any other treasures he may have discovered, Mr. Hardcastle said, "If I did [find any], I wouldn't own up to it."

He and Mr. Hardcastle joined forces in 1988. Since then, they've clomped through overgrown fields together, dodging rattlesnakes and mountain lions. They've climbed hills and small mountains to study signs of Knight activity. Mr. Hardcastle even lowered Mr. Holman 15 feet by rope into a dark cave believed to be a Jesse James hideout where treasure could be buried, but much of it had caved in.

Mr. Hardcastle and Mr. Holman are working several promising leads, using newly acquired night cameras to investigate particularly dense, rugged areas. Neither will say where.

After that, there are some potential areas to investigate in northeast Texas, he said. He noted that Jesse James supposedly worked both sides of the Red River, making southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas of particular interest.

Bob Brewer, an Arkansas-based treasure hunter who co-authored the book Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man's Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy, said he, too, believes he is close to a major breakthrough.

But he declined, for now, to be interviewed at length - at least in part, he said, because treasure hunting can be dangerous.

"People will kill you for a six-pack of beer," he said


The Knights of the Golden Circle was formed in the early 1850s in Ohio to help expand pro-slavery interests.

With defeat of the South, some historians say, the Knights went underground, strategically hiding money across North America for the day the South would rise again.

An elaborate grid system may have been devised by the KGC, many modern-day treasure hunters say, to hide its booty in caves or bury it.

The group apparently left clues, carving Latin phrases, code words, gun barrels and animals into stone and tree trunks to point the way. They also bent over seedlings, burying the tops in the ground, to create archways that some treasure hunters refer to as "Hoot Owl trees" in honor of legendary train robber Jesse James, who many think was a devotee to the KGC's cause.


How much has been recovered is not known. Treasure hunters are often tight-lipped, fearing they'll be double-crossed or someone will beat them to the big payday, or that the federal government will stake a claim – or demand taxes be paid.

Several treasure hunters confirm a major find about a decade ago on a farm in southeastern Oklahoma. Some say they believe that close to $1 million was recovered - and that one gold piece was valued at more than $14,000.


One area that treasure hunter Bud Hardcastle says has yielded at least four recoveries in the last 100 years has been the area within a quarter-mile of Buzzard's Roost, a rocky hill on the Oklahoma prairie near Cement, Okla.

A man claiming to be Jesse James' brother, Frank, dug up about $6,000 due east of Buzzard's Roost not long after statehood in 1907, according to published reports.

Mr. Hardcastle said he was at the hill studying the carvings about a decade ago when a nearby property owner asked him to search his land for buried treasure. He said he studied the carvings and zeroed in on an area of the man's property, then, using a metal detector, found an old Wells Fargo safe buried under cap rock.

SOURCE: Arnold Hamilton, Dallas Morning News research

Police fight voodoo grip of Nigerian sex trade 

Lake Tahoe Tessie 

Desperately Seeking Sasquatch 

The incredible Oak Island mystery, part 3 
The tale continues.

Friend helps keep memory of former beauty queen alive 

Portrait of a thief 

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Giving up the wee ghosties 

It works for me: Chinese herbal medicine  

Dowsing for the Dead -- Genealogist searches out of respect for sacrifices of the pioneers 

Particle Accelerator Used to Decipher Text  

Another dead scientist 
A prominent physician at San Francisco General Hospital who once headed the San Francisco Medical Society was found stabbed to death inside the doorway of his Diamond Heights home Thursday, police said.


Medical Society spokesman Steve Heilig said Lull was a thoughtful scientist with a long military background. He favored nuclear power as a solution to global warming, but he was so passionately opposed to the development of proposed "bunker buster" nuclear weapons that he co-sponsored a resolution at the California Medical Association House of Delegates opposing the technology. The resolution did not pass.

More great info from
Rigorous Intuition.

See also Murder of prominent doctor remains a mystery

New Monkey Discovered in Tanzania 

Friday, May 20, 2005

Yoga may help improve pregnancy outcome  

REbuilding the Antikythera mechanism 

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Thracian Owner of Gold Mask Axe-Chopped 

Mysterious death of Meriweather Lewis explored at Trace 

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Buried treasure 

Galloway unloads with both barrels 
British Parliament member George Galloway on Tuesday angrily denied profiting from Saddam Hussein's regime and criticized the Senate panel probing alleged corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq.

Great quote:

He said he had met with Saddam twice -- "exactly as many times as Donald Rumsfeld has met with him."

"The difference is Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and give him maps," Galloway said in a heated opening statement.

"I met him to try and bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war, and on the second occasion, I met him to try and persuade him to allow Hans Blix and U.N. inspectors back into country."

3 found slain in Idaho; 2 children missing 

Top Ten Favorite Words (Not in the Dictionary) 
From Merriam-Webster Online, a positively ginormous undertaking that will leave you completely confuzzled.

Favorites from previous years:

stealth-geek (n): one that hides nerdy interests while maintaining a normal outward appearance

sinspire (v): to compel one to be creatively wicked

Fresh hope, fresh pain in Atlanta 

US 'backed illegal Iraqi oil deals'  

Vroom-Vroom, She Said to the Doubters 
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Hats off to Laleh Seddigh, the first female, Iranian race-car driver.

Ms. Seddigh loves speed. She also loves a challenge. Last fall, she petitioned the national auto racing federation in this male-dominated society for permission to compete against men. When it was granted, she became not only the first woman in Iran to race cars against the opposite sex, but also the first woman since the Islamic Revolution here to compete against men in any sport.

What's more, she beat them.

Rigorous Intuition: Dark horse and dead cattle 
This post over at Rigorous Intuition got me thinking about the mysterious and possibly satanic murder of Father Alfred Kunz.

Here is a 2001 article about the case from the Las Vegas Weekly.

Bigfoot Love 

US Media Largely Ignoring Secret UK Government Memo Evidencing Iraq War Conspiracy 

In the beginnning . . . 

Bum Deal 

Archaeologists Unearth Britain's Own Miniature Coliseum  
Archaeologists have discovered evidence of Britain's own miniature Coliseum, it was revealed today.

The two-tier stone built structure, in Chester, which dates back to 100AD, hosted gladiatorial contests, floggings and public executions.

What, no soccer riots?

The dig also discovered that the Roman theatregoers were fans of tacky novelty souvenirs.

Among the discoveries is part of a bowl, which dates back to the second century, featuring images of gladiators.

The items were probably sold from wooden market stalls outside the arena.

Mr Wilmott, who discovered the bowl, said: "These were basically mass-produced, cheap souvenirs.

"The spectators would watch the event and then buy a bowl featuring their favourite gladiator."

Collect 'em all!

Technology Shows The Face Of Jesus 

Anti-Castro Cuban emerges from hiding in Miami 

Monday, May 16, 2005

The Raw Story | Newsweek report on Quran confirmed by earlier accounts 

Guardians of Japan's forbidden tombs resist bid to dig up past 

Handwritten threat left at restaurant where Judge Lefkow was dining 

$100,000 Reward Offered for Missing Loch Ness Tooth 
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Forensics investigator Bill McDonald has announced a $100,000 reward for the return of a four-inch barbed shed tooth found lodged in the ribcage of a mutilated deer carcass on Loch Ness. The tooth, discovered by two American college students on Spring Break back in March, was confiscated by a local water bailiff and is now believed to be in possession of the Scottish Highland authorities.


"The animal that left those tracks had to be 50-60 feet long," says McDonald. "In both cases, the species fits theories which I have been working on since 1993. The monster is not a friendly plesiosaur as locals might have us believe, but an amphibious fish that was trapped in Loch Ness back in the 1930s. This animal prefers the depths, has nocturnal eyes sensitive to daylight, and only surfaces during the winter months at night when the fish population drops in Loch Ness. I have interviewed several dozen locals who concur with the identity of this creature. It is unfortunate that the Scottish Authorities are refusing to cooperate, preferring to safeguard their tourist trade at the expense of science."

Check it out at

Taiwan's land holds a surprisingly high level of energy 

From cynic to 'shifu'  

Sibel Edmonds Update 
Gagged, but Still Going Strong.

Go read.

Documentary spotlights Catholic denial of paraplegic weddings 

Swamp Thing 

Bianca Trump, White Supremacist 

Cannabis linked to Biblical healing 

The New York Review of Books: Cat-and-Mouse Games 

Belief in sex-mad demon test nerves in Zanzibar 
The Popo Bawa is known as the "sodomising demon".

I have it on good authority he's a member of the Bush administration.

Guru of Sadism, Safely in Jail, Leaves Cult to Fend for Itself  

US police puzzled by water tank killing 

Criminal Negligence 

Atlantis Today - The USA Poised for Destruction. Will we repeat ancient history? 
Press release.

The number one TV program in Atlantis? Atlantean Idol. 'Nuff said.

Drug-runner leaves hidden clue to 10m pot of gold 

The Bombing of PanAm Flight 103: Case Not Closed 

Incredible Oak Island mystery, part 2  
The story continues.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

The GOP's Attack On Voting Rights 

Piece of Dealey Plaza fence up for auction 


Ghostly 'Mobile' Claims  
Recent ghostly tales may be giving a new ring to the dimension of the supernatural.

My cell phone is haunted by the Specter of Not Enough Minutes.

Isabel Allende writes Zorro's new chapter 

The treasure in other's trash 

Battle for the books of Herculaneum 

Amarugia legend comes into its own in Archie 

Next season's TV shows are leaning supernatural  

Curse cuts off hands 

Skinned dog found hanging from utility pole in Portsmouth  

Unexpectedly, SARS vanishes 

The Mysterious Waggle Dance  

Mysterious sightings in the skies of MetroWest 

Three killed over role-playing game 

Amelia's namesake joins latest Earhart mission 

Missing: the mystery of 300 boys who have disappeared from school 

Mystery of 'chilli finger' solved by police 

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Professor Hex 
Hi Andrea!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Another dead microbiologist 

Leaving Out What Will Be Skipped  
Not really strange or mysterious, but what the hell, it's my blog. And Elmore Leonard is just cool. See that picture? That's what I want to be when I grow up.

Here's a note for aspiring writers: The room includes none of the trophies that men of accomplishment acquire and no grip-and-grin portraits of him with the famous and infamous people he has known. There is just a picture of his agent, H. N. Swanson, who called him up after his first book and said, "Kiddo, I'm going to make you rich." Eighty-four rejections followed, but the now-departed Mr. Swanson ended up being right.

'Oddball rodent' in Laos takes scientists by surprise 

Bush asked to explain UK war memo 

Larry Flynt says Bush UN nominee won't answer questions about forced sex 
The controversial Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has waded into the conflict surrounding the nomination of Bush hawk John Bolton to a UN post by revealing Bolton's divorce records and unanswered questions about his sexual past, RAW STORY has learned.

From Mr. Flynt's release:

Corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton's first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt concerning the allegations. Mr. Flynt has obtained information from numerous sources that Mr. Bolton participated in paid visits to Plato's Retreat, the popular swingers club that operated in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

More Republican family values. Raw Story rules.

More Bush lies 
JuliusBlog has put together an interesting graph showing how the Bush administration has cravenly used teror alerts to manipulate his approval ratings.

Thanks to Atrios for the link.

Bush's Fake Terror Alerts 

DeKalb Police Chief to open fifth unsolved case 

Ghosts rumored to haunt site 

Strange facts about Disneyland  

FBI Deciding on Probe of Spokane Mayor 

Whisky 'helps fight cancer' 
My cancer fight continues.

I'm waiting for the inevitable Cigarettes Fight Cancer headline.

Govt eyes up traditional plant as source of alternative fuel  

Size does matter 

What we don't know about the world 

Prosecutors: Angry dad killed 2 girls 

Another UFO sighting  

And the search goes on: Still no sasquatch in Sedro-Woolley 
Stolen Sasquatch statue.

The Manitoba Bigfoot Video - An Exclusive Interview With Bobby Clarke. 

Terrorist suspect seeks asylum in the U.S.  

Beach sacrifices spark fury 

King Tut death mystery solved 

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Ex-FBI translator plans appeal to Supreme Court  

Fabled Japanese war treasure still draws dreamers  

EIpswich men find Roman treasure trove 

Monday, May 09, 2005

Awesome Bigfoot photo 

Malevolent and Fearful Ghosts 
The horrible murders in Zion, Illinois, of Laura Hobbs, 8, and Krystal Tobias, 9, is now, national news. According to investigators, the girls were stabbed some time around midnight and, according to early news reports, one of the girl's bicycles was missing. They appear to have not been sexually molested.

I have spent a great deal of time today talking and thinking about ritual murder, due to the reopening of the Atlanta Child Murders case. I wondered if the circumstances surrounding this awful crime or the date of the murder (May 8 or 9 depending on the pending coroner's report) had any occult significance.

On May 8, 1978, David Berkowitz pled guilty to the Son of Sam murders..

It's also occultist Helen Blavatsky's birthday.

May 9 is the beginning of the ancient Roman Feast of Lemures. According to Wikipedia "the Feast of the Lemures, called the Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast during which the ancient Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. The of the restless dead (lemures) were propitiated with offerings of beans. On those days, the Vestals would prepare sacred mola salsa (salt cake) from the first ears of wheat of the season."

Lemures and larvae were spirits of the dead. St. Augustine wrote: "He [Plotinus] says, indeed, that the souls of men are demons, and that men become Lares if they are good, Lemures or Larvae if they are bad, and Manes if it is uncertain whether they deserve well or ill. Who does not see at a glance that this is a mere whirlpool sucking men to moral destruction? For, however wicked men have been, if they suppose they shall become Larvæ or divine Manes, they will become the worse the more love they have for inflicting injury; for, as the Larvae are hurtful demons made out of wicked men, these men must suppose that after death they will be invoked with sacrifices and divine honors that they may inflict injuries. But this question we must not pursue. He also states that the blessed are called in Greek eudaimones, because they are good souls, that is to say, good demons, confirming his opinion that the souls of men are demons."

The souls of men are demons, indeed.

"Zion" has many meanings, but one of them is "heaven" or Utopia. Laura's last name, Hobbs, can be related to the English word "Hob", which means goblin or elf. Krystal's last name, Tobias, means, according to various sources, "goodness of the lord" or "god is good". Laura was blonde, Krystal was a brunette. Yin and Yang, Heaven and Hell. Life and Death.

Of course, this is aimless speculation on my part to take my mind off the true horror of what those girls went through and what their families are going through now. The missing bicycle, if news reports are to be believed, in my opinion points to an adolescent killer or an exceedingly dim or childlike adult. Killers are known to take souvenirs but a child's bicycle seems to be an unnecessarily foolish one. The knife seems to indicate some sort of preplanning. I'm not sure if my mind can fully grasp the horror of an adult killer, bloody knife in hand, pedaling away from his atrocities on a small girl's bicycle.

Are they biting? 

Pervy McPerveson takes a leave of absence 

Suspected pedophile and admitted anti-gay Republican man-shagger Mayor James West gets defiant.

Funny how two, count 'em, two of the Mayor's friends have turned out to be pedophiles. Both of them "committed suicide" after being discovered. I wonder how many of West's other friends will turn up dead in the next few months as this scandal shakes out. Someone should take a close look at the Mayor's social circle.

Not that I'm implying that there's a ring of powerful pedophiles running around Spokane.

I'm just saying.

For more on the sordid affairs of Spokane - where apparently there's something in the water - see this essay.

Doctors: Vaginal Cream May Be Harmful For Face 
If it's bad for your face, what's it doing to your vagina?

Best quote:"Personally, if something is meant for my 'hu-ha', I don't think I'm going to put it on my eyes."


Birth, rebirth and reincarnation of the swastika 

Origins of Mother's Day: To Celebrate or Not? 

Sell your fat! 

"If there's a bustle in the hedgerow, don't be alarmed now" 

The Bushes & the Death of Reason 

Abu Ghraib scandal points to conspiracy at the highest levels 

The Atrocity Archives 

How to Build a Cartbike 

Discovery DNA Explorer Kit -- Discovery Channel Store  

Unearthing secrets from the past 

New species of mammal found in Borneo 

Bizarre Sex Habits of The Extreme Right-Wing 

Cold-case squad to probe decades-old Atlanta murders 
It's about time. There has always been serious doubt that Wayne Williams was guilty of anything, let alone the 22 killings (known as the Atlanta Child Murders) for which he was charged but never tried. Improvements in DNA technology should be able to tell us once and for all. And frankly, if the State is so certain that he committed the two murders he is currently serving time for they should reopen those cases, or at least grant Williams an appeal, and prove his guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.

See also Wayne Williams' Father Speaks Out.

An overview of the case may be found at Crime Library and the FBI's files on the case may be found here.

During the murders the FBI received a letter claiming responsibility from someone signing themself "Zodiac". The FBI document, but not the letter itself, is here. Hex Correspondent Ian found this after wading through the FBI files. He believes that a thorough reading of the files illuminates a ritual aspect to the killings, including the washing of the bodies, ritual scarring, etc.

Satanists have also been linked to the case, notably in Maury Terry's controversial book The Ultimate Evil. See also this essay. (Warning: Contains some graphic descriptions).

What exactly was the 'Dover Demon'? 

A Mystery: Fortune teller is stabbed then covered in paint 

Incredible mystery at Oak Island  
Commentary, Part 1.

Columbus Remains a Mystery 

Don't let new crusade ruin mystery of chapel 

Eighty-eight members of Congress call on Bush for answers on secret Iraq plan 

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Coffin Industry Booming in Iraq 

Captured Al-Qaeda kingpin is case of 'mistaken identity'  

Soldier lifts lid on Camp Delta 

US tourism 'losing billions because of image' 

Friday, May 06, 2005

Acupuncture Safe, Benefits Modest, in Patients with Chronic Back Pain  

New book.

'Virgin Mary' stain defaced, covered in Chicago 

American news industry a far cry from genuine journalism 

Ark. Woman Claims Nichols Has More To Say 

Lawrence woman to sell off boxes of Beat Generation memorabilia 

The Devil Made Us Do It 
An abundance of devilish place names harkens to pioneers' relationship to the West's unforgiving terrain.

Another cool link found at the Anomalist.

These devilish place names have a history of strange occurences.

Bigfoot Roundup 

The beast of Lytham 
Great illustration.

Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election 

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Dowsers see vibes on historic street 

Man Says Buried Treasure Story Was Publicity For Band 

County crews exorcise bedeviled street sign  

661, the Number of the Beast 

Pagan ritual used by campaigners 

Coroner to the Suicides 

Body and Spirit: Ancient martial art has some medical backing, say experts  

Tantalizing clues in ancient mounds� 

At box office, superheroes are winning 

Trousers button up the mystery of how Napoleon met his final Waterloo 

Few clues in mystery Manhattan blast 

Wash. Mayor Denies Molesting Boys in '70s 

Egyptian, Atlantean, Greek, Judaic presence in the Western Hemisphere, 5000 years before Columbus  
Atlantis in Mexico.

Link found at the Anomalist.

Fuzzy Bigfoot legend adds a new chapter 

Soldier disabled by anthrax vaccine is recalled to serve 

Audits find flaws in U.S. handling of Iraq deals  
$100 million missing in Iraq.

I wonder where it went? Mr. Bush, I'm looking at you.

A real hero dies 
R.I.P. Col. David Hackworth.


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Jack the Ripper 'may have killed abroad' 

Monday, May 02, 2005

Philly Daily News hits press on ignoring Gannon's access 

God's Banker: The Roberto Calvi Mystery  

Bigfoot Researchers Claim Another Sighting Of Elusive Creature 

Modern Ben Franklin plays with lightning  

Lightning On Demand  
More cool stuff for a Monday.

The World’s First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens 
Unbelievably cool. Check it out!

Link found at Fark.

Wyoming Men Cited for Making Snow Phallus  

Rumsfeld offered Saddam freedom- Report - 

What happened to flight 2501? 

Hunt for the killer worm  

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