Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Just a short note to let you know that my computer decided to go on the fritz and I'll be away from my posting duties for a bit. The professionals at Hex Technologies have assured me that I'll be up and running soon so check out the links and be patient - I'll be back with more weirdness soon!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
'Lost city of Apollo' discovered
Renowned archaeologist Dennis Price, who shot to fame last year with his amazing discovery of Stonehenge's lost altar stone by a roadside in Berwick St James, has now claimed to have found the famed 'Lost City of Apollo' around the Neolithic structure.
Ghost Hunting In Manitou Springs
Paranormal investigators are looking into reports of strange activity in several Manitou Springs businesses.
The word manitou
has a interesting etymology.
Miners unearth world's biggest diamond
The world's biggest diamond, believed to be twice the size of the Cullinan, has been discovered in the North-West Province of South Africa. The find has electrified the diamond community, but the circumstances of the discovery are shrouded in mystery.
Gay Unions Sanctioned in Medieval Europe
Historical evidence, including legal documents and gravesites, can be interpreted as supporting the prevalence of homosexual relationships hundreds of years ago, said Allan Tulchin of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
Monday, August 27, 2007
German scientist Von Braun was at Roswell during UFO crash
Dr. von Braun explained how he and his (unnamed, for now) associates had been taken to the crash site after most of the military were pulled back. They did a quick analysis of what they found. He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on earth. He said it seemed to be created from something biological, like skin. I was lost as to what he indicated, other than thinking perhaps the craft was "alive."
The Jefferson Bottles
How could one collector find so much rare fine wine?
Is Napoleon's death mask a masquerade?
Bruno Roy-Henry, a French lawyer and amateur historian, has published a book saying Napoleon not only was poisoned by his English captors, but that his body was also switched with that of his valet, who was then buried in a massive coffin in Les Invalides, the French army museum in Paris.
Elusive Fen Tiger captured on camera
'Asian Atlantis' discovered
A researcher investigating underwater rock formations off the coast of Japan believes they are the remnants of an Asian equivalent of Atlantis — an ancient civilisation swallowed up by the ocean.
Nampa Image: Is it a hoax or discovery?
A tiny, one-legged figurine supposedly pulled up from deep below the ground in Nampa more than 100 years ago still has the ability to create controversy.
No image in the article but I found one here.
How Hallucinogenic Sage Works
Diviner's sage contains a powerful hallucinogen that may someday inspire a new class of depression, pain, and addiction medications. Now, researchers at Ohio Northern University have resolved a controversy about how the unique chemical works.
Source Of Falling Ice Remains Mystery
Officials said they don't know where it came from. A 50-pound chunk of ice fell through Jan Kenkel's roof on July 26. At about the same time, chunks of ice tore through trees at another nearby home.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Is it really the body of tsar's heir?
Russian prosecutors have reopened an investigation into the deaths of the last tsar and his family nearly 90 years ago after claims that the remains of Alexei, the 13-year-old heir to the throne, may have been found.
City of Fredericton honours world-renowned flying saucer expert
Not only is the New Brunswick capital friendly and accommodating, it's also the home of Stanton T. Friedman, nuclear physicist, lecturer and world-renowned prophet of extraterrestrial existence.
See also: Are we alone?
Researchers seek Lost Colony descendants
The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, the pre-eminent group investigating the Lost Colony, will hold a symposium the second weekend of September to present recent findings and collect DNA samples officials hope will eventually solve one of America's oldest mysteries.
Who (or what) is calling 911 and hanging up?
Getting to know Virginia City's lively ghosts
For years, Virginia City billed itself as "the West's Liveliest Ghost Town." So, it's not surprising that the former mining town would be the focus of a great many ghost stories.
Signs of bobcats increasingly common in rural counties
The cat's population is growing each year as it adapts to human activity. Even then, few are fortunate to see one, because they are secretive and often nocturnal.
Egyptian tomb raider dies from 'curse'
A German man has decided the curse of the mummies is definitely not a myth - and has therefore returned a plundered ancient Egyptian carving which he says has fatally cursed his family.
The first Emperor: Tyrant who unified China
The terracotta army that guards his tomb is world famous. But what about Qin Shi Huangdi himself? Clifford Coonan investigates the legend of one of the most extraordinary men who ever lived.
Is aviation museum haunted?
Sam Tyree and his team from Great Plains Paranormal Investigations recently spent a night at the museum to look into some unusual incidents.
A Friday Flea Market Mystery
On the trail of the unknown comic artist.
Historic 1927 flight still a mystery
Lauded as the first aviator to fly solo across the Caribbean, the gutsy 25-year-old from Columbia was aiming for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a 4,600-mile flight he began from Brunswick, Ga., on Aug. 25, 1927. He never made it.
Skulls heighten roundhead puzzle
A longstanding mystery over the way men's skulls changed from long to round in medieval Europe has been deepened by discoveries at an English village.
Document that proves Diana was pregnant
A hospital document at the centre of explosive claims that Princess Diana was pregnant when she died has been made public.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Norwegian Princess Martha's New Course Offering: Communicating with Angels 101 - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Norwegian Princess Martha Louise is under fire. She wants to open a school to teach people how to communicate with angels. Now, some are calling for her to renounce her royal title.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Author spins tales in 'Haunted Lake Huron'
"In the process of doing research over the past 30 years, I kept coming across all these stories of weird things, things that go splash in the night."
See also: Ghost hunters.
Bin Laden wanted US to invade Iraq, author says
It seems Osama bin Laden had a long-term strategy. He told me personally that he can't go and fight the Americans and their country. But if he manages to provoke them and bring them to the Middle East and to their Muslim worlds, where he can find them or fight them on his own turf, he will actually teach them a lesson.
Rare Black Bob Cat Captured
For years there have been stories of Black Florida Panthers prowling in our wilderness, but there's never been any official record they exist.
Now that mystery may be over.
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience
European scientists have come close to replicating the mysterious "out-of-body" experience that trauma survivors sometimes report feeling as death nears.
UFO Buffs Think the Truth Is Still Out There
With so much planet-hunting and -spotting going on, we are in a showdown to see whether the universe is perhaps chock-full of extraterrestrial life.
See also: Jimmy Carter's UFO experience suggests SPP has possible Extraterrestrial association
The Killing Fields of Juarez: Grabbing the World's Attention
Local reporter and author Diana Washington Valdez has dedicated much of her time to an investigation into Juarez’ dark secret: the killings of hundreds and hundreds of women in just over a decades time. Read about the dangers she faced and how her work is inspiring Hollywood.
Set in stone but will the pyramid mystery ever be solved?
The Piramides de Guimar, one of the greatest unsolved secrets of Tenerife.
Ghost Hunters Stake Out Aviation Museum
A team of ghost hunters is investigating the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita.
Time Marxes On
Why Groucho rules.
Ufo Spotted Over The New Forest
Harrison author looks at sasquatch
Even though Harrison resident John Green’s first book and various versions of it sold about a quarter of a million copies since it’s publication in 1968, he has never considered himself an author, he says.
Lew Archer is back on the case
Ross Macdonald helped rewrite the hard-boiled detective tradition. By spring, all of his novels will be back in print.
History Channel Hit Piece: Dirty Tricks, Malicious Lies and Journalistic Fraud
Alex Jones hits back.
BTK killer incarcerated but still a mystery
Promises of Buried Gold Cost Kansas Couple $45K
Wow. A must read.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive
This is like heroin to an accent junkie like me.
Was that a UFO seen above Barnardsville?
The third annual Speaking of Strange UFO Experience was a beaming success, and many took the chance to build and launch their homemade UFOs.
Summer of Sam, Again
It seems Berkowitz has the writing bug again...
Eastern literature explains clairvoyance in relation to the astral plane. All our physical faculties and senses have counterparts in the astral plane.
Maria Elena Salinas: Looking out for the daughters of Juarez
"Whoever it is," she says, "it's someone powerful with deep pockets."
Police join investigation into mutilated cats
Mutilated cats are turning up in the Edmonton area, and police, the local humane society, bylaw officers and five other groups are working to solve the mystery.
Is There a Theory of Everything?
Ancient philosophers thought wind, water, fire and earth were the most basic elements of the cosmos, but the study of the small has since grown up.
Oops! Edmund Fitzgerald life ring an apparent fake
The Edmund Fitzgerald, already the stuff of Great Lakes legend, has spawned another tale.
An oil painting, a facial scar and the mystery of Napoleon's tomb
A British portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte has given new life to a theory that the French emperor's tomb in Paris contains the remains of another man.
A Minnesota Mystery: The Kensington Runestone
It's one of Minnesota's greatest mysteries. It's something that puts settlers in America well before Columbus. A Minnesota geologist thinks the controversial Kensington Runestone is the real thing and there is evidence that he says backs up the theory.
An Aggregate of Apparitions
Ghostly goings on at old mill Ringwood Manor just a bit spookySomerville's ghost hunters
Letting Witches Be Witches in Salem
In June, the Salem town council eased its rules on fortune tellers — or, to be more specific, those locals who are engaged in "the telling of fortunes, forecasting of futures, or reading the past, by means of any occult, psychic power, faculty, force, clairvoyance, cartomancy, psychometry, phrenology, spirits, tea leaves, tarot cards, scrying, coins, sticks, dice, coffee grounds, crystal gazing or other such reading, or through mediumship, seership, prophecy, augury, astrology, palmistry, necromancy, mind-reading, telepathy or other craft, art, science, talisman, charm, potion, magnetism, magnetized article or substance, or by any such similar thing or act."
Re-creation of Cahokia climbs another mound