Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tunguska blast caused by exploding comet
The mysterious Tunguska blast in 1908 that flattened millions of trees in Siberia was due to the explosion of a hydrogen-saturated part of a comet in Earth's atmosphere, a Russian scientist said Monday.
British divers fall foul of 400-year grudge with Spain
Three British salvage men believe that such myths of Armada treasure helped to entangle them in a seven-year legal nightmare that ended with their conviction by a Spanish court last week for "destroying the country's heritage".
UK divers admit theft from wreck
Cannock Chase and the spooky demonic ghost dog
The Chase’s latest paranormal resident - the fabled Hellhound - has proved a hit all across the world with websites as far afield as the United States chronicling its history.
Rumor: Text Messages Can Kill
The Egyptian Gazette reported on Wednesday that a Mallawi man died "vomiting blood" after receiving a mysterious text message from "unknown foreign quarters."
Cats' central nervous system can repair on its own | Newspost Online
While analysing a mysterious neurological affliction in cats, scientists have found that their central nervous system has a unique ability to repair itself and restore function.
Bigfoot Continues to Outsmart Mankind
Bigfoot...Sasquatch...Ohio Grassman, most of us know some version of the hairy creature, who lives in the wild, and has never been found.
Creatures on the Loose
Although the subject of cryptozoology is predominantly one focused upon the search for unknown animals, and those beasts that science tells us cannot exist – such as Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Chupacabras, Ogopogo, and the Loch Ness Monster – the subject also encompasses so-called “Out-of-place animals.”
Rare coins show up at bank
Utah bank officials and police would like to know who the mysterious woman is who walked into a bank with a fistful of gold coins and exchanged them for only a couple hundred dollars. The coins, some more than a century old, are worth at least 50 times that much.
Monday, March 30, 2009
South Atlantic sunken gold mystery to be solved by salvage operation
An Argentine federal judge authorized last week the rescue of 9.5 tons of gold and silver which were lost when a Chilean vessel “Polar Mist” sank in Argentine waters in mysterious conditions after having been abandoned by its crew.
Kept 30 years, supposed UFO piece now 'for sale'
It's been 30 years since Greg Kirby, of Middletown, lied to local police officers and federal agents when asked if he turned over all the unidentified pieces he found in Blue Ball.
Did the wrong man hang for Saltspring murder?
A man named William Robinson was found dead on the floor of his home on Saltspring Island this week in 1868. He was the third black settler to be murdered under mysterious circumstances on the island in two years.
Ghosts at the end of the world
Exeter couple visits the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isles of Lewis in northern Scotland.
Film revives interest in fascinating female killer
The movie "Winter of Frozen Dreams" is debuting April 4 at the Wisconsin Film Festival. It recounts the story of former University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry student Barbara Hoffman, who moonlighted at a massage parlor and was accused of fatally poisoning two of her clients for money.
Mystery Flash and Big Boom Rattles Virginia
A mysterious flash of light and loud boom occurred over the skies of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday night, but just what caused the phenomenon is still unknown.
Mystery in the sky
Officials: Light, booming in sky likely falling Russian booster Virginia fireball was not Russian booster rocket
Lost treasure of Lima 'found'
It is a treasure trove so valuable it would leave Captain Jack Sparrow weak at the knees – and for 190 years, its exact location has been shrouded in mystery. Now, a market trader from Melton claims he has succeeded where hundreds have failed.
Help needed to identify mystery objects
Around 100 of the glass tubes were discovered by gardeners at Dyrham Park.
1840s Daguerreotype Is Sold for $62,500
The picture, believed to date from October 1848 or earlier, shows a white house on a hill with a white picket fence, next to what is believed to be the old Bloomingdale Road, the continuation of Broadway, in what is now the Upper West Side.
A comet may have caused widespread large mammal extinctions 12,900 years ago
Some scientists hypothesize that relatively recently in our geological history a comet collided with Earth. And they’re not talking about the collision 65 million years ago that did in the dinosaurs. They’re talking about a collision 12,900 years ago, which did away with woolly mammoths, saber-tooth tigers and giant sloths, among some three dozen large mammals.
That's remarkably close to Plato's reported date for the destruction of
Scientology: Sarah Palin Adviser's Secret Scientology Plot to Take Over Washington
John Coale, currently advising Sarah Palin on running for president in 2012, is a Scientologist. And according to a memo obtained by Gawker, Coale once plotted to use friendly politicians to advance the power-hungry cult's agenda.
The Hooker-Beating ShamWow Guy Is a Renegade Ex-Scientologist
Friday, March 27, 2009
Ghost Photo At Tantallon Castle In Scotland Baffles Experts At Edinburgh Science Festival
An eerie image of a figure in period costume has spooked experts investigating apparent photographic evidence of ghosts.
With spooky pic.
Priory staff try to crack recipe of 'elixir of life'
Staff at a 14th century priory were today trying to uncover the mystery of the secret ingredients used to make up a liqueur believed to be the "elixir of life".
Connection at New Orleans Cathedral to Rennes Mystery
Does New Orleans' Saint Louis Cathedral hold a 'key' to the Rennes mystery?
Answers to 3000-Yr-Old Murder Mystery Provided by Z-Corp
In the unusual investigation of the contents of a sealed mummy sarcophagus, an important breakthrough came from an unlikely source when an architectural visualisation agency used its ZCorp printing technology to replicate an exact representation of the occupant’s head.
The Unexpected Demon
Have you ever wondered what exactly it takes to have a malevolent force to manifest itself into our plane of existence and harass those otherwise abiding in peace in our realm of physical reality?
Third cattle mutilation found in county
A cattle was found mutilated on a ranch in northern Las Animas County last weekend, the third to be found in such a state this month.
British steam car attempts to break land speed record
With cool car pic.
The Death Of Latin
I swear, when the English finally snap the first people put up against the wall will be the Town Councils.
Jesus' Lost Years May Finally Have Been Found
What's that? You didn't know Jesus was missing?
UFO spotted flying 10 percent faster than a rifle bullet? UK Photograph Shows UFO next to RAF jet! Interview with Fabio Zerpa: the grand old man of South American UFOlogy NY man finds UFO protection in prayer China: mass sighted UFO causes witnesses dizziness, photo Witness reported UFO activity includes Texas landing UFO ORB With Mothership Photo, May Be Best Ever! Russian Aviation Innovation: A Unique Identified-Flying Object O'Hare UFO video surfaces on Youtube
The big boom in Stamford remains a mystery
Authorities ruled out earthquake, thunder, sonic boom, a gas, sewer or transformer explosion, construction blasting and meteors. In the days that followed, it got weirder.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Headmaster: No Vampires At Our School
The headmaster of one of the city's most prestigious exam schools is dealing with an unusual rumor sweeping student classrooms.
Calif. revives case of missing couple linked to 'Rockefeller'
After decades of inaction on the case, California prosecutors plan to present evidence to a grand jury about the mysterious 1985 disappearance of a couple who rented their guesthouse to the man who now calls himself Clark Rockefeller, the clearest sign yet that the investigation into their possible slayings has been revived.
Pictured: The bizarre South American armoured fish found in a Leicestershire canal
With "Holy Crap!" pic.
USA TV focus on new Nessie mystery
The latest "monster" sighting on Loch Ness revealed by the Highland News is set to feature on one of the biggest breakfast shows on US television.
Mutilated Cows Still A Big Mystery
In the past month, three different ranchers in Southern Colorado have all reported that their cows were mutilated.
With idiotic video.
'Beast of Ongar' spotted again
”He told me it was about the size of the front of our car and had a square head and long tail.”
Mystery predator stalks Poland
The big sleep took Raymond Chandler 50 years ago today
It was 3:40 p.m., March 26, 1959, when Raymond Chandler passed away at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla.
The Big Sleep: Raymond Chandler, 50 Years Dead
. Great essay.
Nazi bunker is opened for first time since war
A perfectly preserved Nazi bunker which withstood bombardments by RAF planes and the British Army has been uncovered in northern France.
Suburban 'Diabetes Clusters' In Mass. Prompt Study
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes cases are on the rise in the United States. Type 2 is often associated with dietary factors and obesity, while type 1, the rarer form of diabetes, is often hereditary. But many children now being diagnosed with type 1 have no family history.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lost czar’s treasure said to be buried in Mongolia
An American claims the famed Russian Romanov treasures were buried in Mongolia and she hopes to dig them up. Cool photo essay here.
When the Mayan calendar ends 2012, what will happen to us?
Strange Particle Created; May Rewrite How Matter's Made
Y(4140)—as the new particle has been dubbed—couldn't have formed through either of the two known models for matter creation. Researchers aren't even sure what Y(4140) is made of.
Alleged SF Con Man Possessed By Supernatural Evil, Attorney Claims
Kaushal Niroula, 27, the alleged ringleader of a group of purported San Francisco con men facing capital murder charges in Palm Springs isn't merely a criminal, says a Hawaii attorney representing a woman claiming to be one of Niroula's victims. Rather, Niroula is an earthly vessel for supernatural forces of evil...
The 13 Coolest Things Made from Recycled Bottles
From funky recycled art to Earthships, gifts, boats and an island, glass and plastic bottles can be recycled into a surprising range of objects.
Charles Godfrey Leland
A short profile on the occult scholar.
Tavern owner to tear down mystery wall
The owner of a suburban Chicago tavern said he is planning to tear down a wall that was installed by his father more than 60 years ago to see what it is hiding.
'Gold Rush Port,' by James P. Delgado
The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco's Waterfront
Cattle mutilations, UFOs and one lone reporter
In 1980, Emmy-award winning news reporter, Linda Moulton Howe, investigated a series of odd cattle mutilations that has plagued the Earth since the 1950s.
The murky mystery of Tophet Swamp
Swamps were not only dwelling places for Indians, but were also places of Shaman ritual, and during these rituals there would be shouting and yelling as well as beating of drums accompanied by singing and dancing, he said. The fire from the swamps could be due not only to bonfires but also to swamp gas, which produces luminous, floating lights, he added. For Minister Cotton Mather, son of Increase, all this activity taking place in fiery swamps convinced him that these rituals were “diabolical” and a form of devil worship, he said.
A Real Whodunnit: Camp Verde's 1899 Wingfield-Rodgers murder
A notorious train robber, who wore the mistaken name of "Black Jack," coming to backwater Camp Verde, killing two shopkeepers and fleeing off into eternity makes for good story. But is it true?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A train ride through Barcelona in 1908
Very cool. Via
Amanda Knox Trial Update
Mattress stolen from slain coed's room That's some fine police work, Lou. Amanda Knox Stepfather: My Daughter Was Beaten Alibi undermined in Kercher murder trial
Grim Sleeper's Sole Survivor
Relishing life, a tough churchgoing mom is at the center of the Los Angeles serial-killer mystery.
Grim Sleeper Web Site Creator Unmasked
Harry Houdini and Pittsburgh -- the ties that bind
At the beginning of the 20th century, when possibilities seemed limitless, Harry Houdini achieved the impossible. A century ago this month, the legendary performer defied reality right here in Pittsburgh.
Sea Serpents Likely To Be Discovered
Michael A. Woodley, Darren Naish and Hugh P. Shanahanc have had published on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in the new number of Historical Biology for 2009, a groundbreaking paper, “How many extant pinniped species remain to be described?”
New Theory Released in Alexander the Great Burial Mystery
Expedition sets off in Siberia to check Bigfoot sightings
A scientific expedition is setting out to the mountains in Russia’s Siberia to explore the recent reports of bigfoot sightings, Itar Tass reports Monday.
Mystery Boom Also Heard In North Carolina
Some people in Henderson County, North Carolina say they also saw a fireball in the sky. They say it seem to fall to the ground.
Martial arts icon still kicking at 68
Since 1966 when he opened his first studio on Jasper Avenue and 100th Street (the first Kung Fu studio in Canada for that matter) underneath what used to be the Capital Theatre, Lee has taught 200,000 students. And that is in Edmonton alone.
Mysterious big cat hunts near Opole
Looks like the Poles have big cats too.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Mexican town cashes in on its mummies
They might be Guanajuato's most visited residents - a collection of 56 mummified corpses that were preserved for years in remarkably good shape and now constitute one of the main tourist draws here.
Mystery stones may have Mason-Dixon survey ties
Hidden in the woods and brush are carved markers that bear two coronets, the coat of arms of the Penns of Pennsylvania and the Calverts of Maryland. Mason and Dixon were hired in 1763 to establish a boundary line between land owned by the two families.
Soon, robotic octopus to solve the mysteries of seas
Scientists are developing a robotic octopus that will be able to search the seabed with the same extraordinary dexterity as the real eight-legged cephalopod.
Orang-utan study suggests that upright walking may have started in the trees
Walking on two legs, or bipedalism, immediately sets us apart form other apes. It frees our arms for using tools and weapons and is a key part of our evolutionary success. Scientists have put forward a few theories to explain how our upright gait evolved, but the 'savannah theory' is by far the most prolific.
New evidence in so-called 'Smiley Face Killers' case
On Monday, there's new evidence more suspicious deaths may be linked to the so-called ‘Smiley Face Killers.’
Is Smiley Face Killer the Result of Denial and Coincidence or a Group of Murderers? Theories on smiley face murders resurface again Real or Imagined: 'Smiley Face' Killers Targeting Young Men
And I added two websites concerning the case to the links.
Footprints at the River's Edge Smiley Face Killers.
(Investigative reporter Kristi Piehl's website)
Census records solve mystery of Mich. woman's age
The Flint Township woman celebrated her birthday earlier this month. But The Flint Journal reported she had forgotten what year she was born.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
A lecture about the history of safes and safe breaking.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Psychics quizzed on economy
Forget about love. As the Dow has declined, so has amorous interest among patrons of area psychics. What has replaced it? A dogged focus on cash.
Beast Causes Terror!
Monsters of Eau Claire County.
Mysterious black cat spotted
From the archives: Serial goat killer stalking Mexico
Forget the economic crisis. Never mind Mexico's roller-coaster relations with the U.S. The Big Story these days is a high-flying, bloodsucking, goat-stalking entity that's either from outer space, a toxic dump or some secret Pentagon laboratory. Or, say Mexico's legions of doubters, from nowhere at all except the not-so-deep recesses of overactive imaginations. Reports of El Chupacabras, "The Goatsucker," have swarmed across Mexico all month, with attacks alleged in more than half of the nation's 32 states.
Mystery of John ‘Babbacombe’ Lee, ‘the man they couldn’t hang’, is solved