Friday, July 31, 2009
Whistleblower: Bin Laden was US proxy until 9/11
In an interview last month with blogger Brad Friedman, whistleblower Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell when a caller asked a question about 9/11.
What's causing the mysterious booming sounds? No one seems to know
Skyquakes in Port Angeles.
Couples say they saw a Lake Worth monster 40 years ago
With famous pic.
Looking for Bigfoot
"I remember it was albino or grayish-white in color, because the sun was reflecting off it. And I remember seeing the muscles rippling in the upper back as I was moving. I panicked."
Mysteriously High Tides on East Coast Perplex Scientists
From Maine to Florida, the Atlantic seaboard has experienced higher tides than expected this summer. At their peak in mid-June, the tides at some locations outstripped predictions by two feet.
When comets attack
The black eye that Jupiter suffered this month has sparked a host of questions for astronomers as well as for the rest of us: What exactly hit the giant planet, and why didn't we see it coming? Why is Jupiter's bruise expanding?
Bright Spot on Venus Stumps Scientists
A sudden bright spot that appeared in the clouds of Venus just days after a comet left a bruise on Jupiter has scientists stumped as to its cause.
Solar sketches from 18th century solve sunspot mystery
Scientists have had a second look at sunspot drawings from the 1700s to solve a puzzling episode in the sun’s history, which could lead to more accurate forecasts of dangerous solar outbursts.
New Mozart piano music discovered
Two piano pieces have been identified as the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, experts in the Austrian city of Salzburg say.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
51 Headless Vikings Found in English Execution Pit?
Naked, beheaded, and tangled, the bodies of 51 young men—their heads stacked neatly to the side—have been found in a thousand-year-old pit in southern England, according to carbon-dating results released earlier this month.
Via Fark Geek.
The quantum theory of reincarnation
Is reincarnation possible from a scientific, rationalist point of view? For my purposes today I'm going to argue that it is. We will never, however, be aware of it, and indeed "we," as we like to think of ourselves, will be completely out of the picture. I'm going to approach the problem from the point of view of quantum mechanics--a field about which I understand almost nothing, although discussing it permits others to assume I have gone mad.
From Roger Ebert. Yes, that Roger Ebert.
Scientists Still At Odds On Tunguska After 100 Years
More than 100 years have passed since the Tunguska Meteorite Event and the mystery of its occurrence remains unsolved, but scientists have not given up on solving the riddle.
UFO on video over California was double sighting
(With video)Breaking UFO news, 13 year old has an encounter and deciphering crop circlesAstronauts, admirals, generals discuss UFO cover-upDid UFO crash into Ottawa River? China Eclipse UFO: We're not alone, Video!It's Saturday light feverReality of UFOs must be exploredIs This A UFO Over Hatfield House?
(With pic)Is this proof of UFOs over Wigan?
(With pics and video)A Real Life Race to Witch Mountain with UFO Experts Bill Birnes and Giorgio TsoukalosHacker's 'moral crusade' over UFO UFOs 'Prefer Water' For Close Encounters More UFO sightings over the FyldeSedona, AZ, honeymooners spot UFORussian navy declassifies UFO encountersOhio witness photographs triangle UFO
(With pic)Silent triangle UFO low over Texas college campusAstronaut Buzz Aldrin claims monolith on Mars moon. UFOs involved?UFO crash site subject of exploration dive
Strange! Humans Glow in Visible Light
Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light, which is thought to be a byproduct of biochemical reactions involving free radicals.
Bigfoot creature photographed in Sierra National Forest
Searching global mysterious monsters
Slideshow of strange animals,
including the Canvey Island Monster.
A fearsome 'big cat' has been spotted prowling near Naval base in Helensburgh, Scotland, by MoD official Chris Swallow
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Experts to study Alexander's 'last descendants' in Himachal
The legend of Alexander the Great lives on. In Himachal Pradesh's sleepy Malana, a cluster of 12 villages comprising eight clans, the
mystique comes alive when its inhabitants proclaim themselves as descendants of the Greek king and speak a language only they can understand.
Practising the arcane mystery of 'coining'
Another medical practice I've never heard of.
Great Houses of New York: Louis Tiffany's Treasure Trove!
With wonderful photos.
The great Renaissance art cover-up
The 16th-century notion of creating artworks purely to hide and cover over secret paintings raises questions about why these concealed works existed at all.
Amelia Earhart: DNA Evidence May Link Nikumaroro Island to Search
It has been 72 years since famed aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. But the mystery remains unsolved: Nobody knows exactly what happened to Earhart or her plane.
Transvestite, spy, Messiah - all the same person
With its trout stream, village cricket pitch and sedate tearoom, Abinger Hammer is a quintessential slice of village England. Recently, this jewel of the Surrey stockbroker belt has added a more unconventional element to its list of attractions - a 6ft transvestite squatter called Delores Kane who believes he is the Messiah and happens to be Britain's best-known renegade former spy.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Alligator caught by police officer in Hamilton
Alligators in Ohio.
Is Woodstock Baby real, or just a figment of the hype?
The babies reportedly born at the Woodstock festival in 1969 remain the most enduring mystery from that chaotic long weekend that defined a generation.
What do real life spooks make of fictional spies?
The intertwining of fact and fiction dates back to the birth of the British intelligence service. In the early years of the 20th Century, the British public was whipped into a frenzy of "spy mania" driven by novelists and newspapers.
Study Suggests Global Warming Bad News for Bigfoot
Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Whatever you want to call the legendary North American biped, it is likely the elusive beast will lose a portion of its existing habitat in the coastal and lowland regions of the northwestern United States as the climate warms.
See also: Duane Flatmo's Willow Creek mural depicts kinder, gentler Bigfoot
Big cat spotted in Braselton
Could a big cat be prowling the town of Braselton?
See also: Black panther sightings in Michigan: Fact or legend?
David Farrier to embark on hunt for Mongolian death worm
Two New Zealanders will leave for Mongolia's Gobi Desert next week on an ambitious expedition to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm.
Friday, July 24, 2009
The murder that almost murdered the movies
More than a dozen individuals, including two popular actresses romantically linked to the victim, were named as suspects. The murder and subsequent police investigations received widespread coverage, and many unsavory and even salacious details regarding the victim and suspects were revealed. However, despite all efforts, the murder went unsolved.
Rick Geary's stuff is great fun and I can't wait to read this one.
The Nazi monster recruited by MI6
Friedrich Buchardt was a clever man, an intellectual and a polymath equally at home practising law or writing papers on economics and geography.
He was also a cold-blooded killer of monstrous proportions.
`Cookie Bandit' tied to cold-case killings
Two couples fatally shot while camping in different countries more than 30 years apart may have been victims of the same man: a drifter killed last week in a shootout with New Mexico sheriff's deputies.
See also: Authorities look at dead man in Northern California killingsNM police release details on deputy shootingSlain bandit linked to couples' slayings
Paranormal investigators coming to KU's Sigma Nu house Saturday night
Starting Saturday night at a Kansas University fraternity house, Bill Joeckel will attempt to solve a mystery that has haunted his curiosity for five years.
One of my best friends was a Sigma Nu at KU and I always enjoyed hearing the stories of Virginia.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is Zodiac speaking. No, this is Zodiac speaking
The saga of the dueling maybe-maybe not Zodiac daughters goes on -- and as with all things Zodiac, it is rapidly accumulating layers upon layers.
See also: How Many Disbarred Lawyers Does It Take To Solve the Zodiac Murders?
Ploughmen, peasants and boys aged 12... Named after six centuries, the unsung heroes of the carnage of Agincourt
Now, a project by the University of Reading, the Medieval Soldier Database, has put online the records of 250,000 soldiers who fought through the Hundred Years War, giving the very names of the archers and men-at-arms who fought at that historic battle.
Time Team help unearth world's first prisoner of war camp - in Britain
Experts, working with Channel 4’s Time Team programme, say the camp near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, housed 7,000 captured French soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.
More sightings of the 'big cat'
Following our story that a panther or puma could be on the prowl in the area, we have been inundated with people claiming to have seen the beast.
Looking for a legend
In April 1940, a trio of brothers hiked into the wilderness outside of Dorrington to check on a friend, a recluse who had not been seen all winter. What they found in his cabin was a half-eaten supper, a missing pair of shoes, an absent fishing pole and a dead cat, who perished after being locked in the cabin. What they didn't find was their friend, Monte Wolfe, who was never seen or heard from again.
Mystery blob leaves scientists puzzled
A huge mat of oily goo caught everyone by surprise when it showed up off the shore of Wainwright, Alaska nearly two weeks ago. Since then, the mysteries have only deepened.
Did we kill the Neanderthals?
Who killed the Neanderthals? It’s been a long-standing debate in the anthropological world. A mystery that none can solve.
A lonely and creative love shines in Coral Castle
The Coral Castle in Florida is a standing puzzle that waits for us with this enigma:
What was the passion pushing Edward Leedskalnin to surround himself by 1,100 tons of coral rock shaped as pieces of an imaginary home?
Local resident researching Bigfoot phenomena
Out of 107 investigated Bigfoot sightings in Michigan, three of them have been in Ogemaw County.
See also: Man describes possible Bigfoot encounter in McDowell
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Eli Klotz and his Salina, KS treasure
Watch out for the grizzly bears if you go looking for this one!
Was Nikola Tesla in Regular Communication with Space Aliens?
Famous inventor Nikola Tesla was known for the massive wealth of knowledge he produced in his lifetime with regard to the understanding of electricity. Even today, many still believe that Tesla probably had a potential for knowledge of how electricity and radio work that could rival the best experts living now. But is there evidence that Tesla involved himself in other, even stranger studies?
Monday, July 20, 2009
Anacondas, Aliens, and Polar Bears
I have often been asked by my Kosovar friends and colleagues why so many strange and eccentric internationals gravitate to Kosova. “It’s the mystical and supernatural wonders that occur here,” I always tell them.
Innovative Blades May Have Led to a Stone Age Population Boom
Versatile, easy-to-replace "microliths" found in south Asia could have helped early humans better tame their environments.
'The Hunter': Darwyn Cooke and Donald Westlake pull off the perfect crime
Westlake, who died at age 75 this past New Year’s Eve, saw seven movies made from his Parker novels (which were all published under his pseudonym Richard Stark), but in each film the main character’s name was changed; even when Lee Marvin, Robert Duvall or Mel Gibson was in the role, Westlake wouldn’t entrust his favorite brand name to anyone else. That changed, though, in the final months of Westlake’s life in an unexpected way that had nothing to do with Hollywood.
Once lost to history, swimmer’s story resurfaces
Before Title IX and the women’s sports revolution of the late 1970s and 1980s, there was the golden age of sports.
In the 1920s, female athletes enjoyed popularity and fame.
And none was more famous in the United States than Gertrude Ederle.
Teenager conned airport bosses with tycoon scam
The 17-year-old, from York, will not be prosecuted after reportedly bluffing his way through meetings, creating fictitious fellow airline executives and setting-up fake websites to support his story.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Still no solid evidence of Lithgow panther
It may be part of local folklore, but there's no conclusive evidence of a large black cat prowling Sydney's western outskirts, a NSW government report says.
West Michigan Shape Shifters
The Michigan Dogman is a local cryptid that was popularized in 1987 by DJ Jack O'Malley and his production manager Steve Cook of WTCM radio. The two men invented the Dogman (or thought they did) by cobbling together various legends (like the New Jersey Devil and the Boggy Creek Monster), and then wrote a song about him that they played as a prank on their show.
Keeping the magic alive
Did you know that there are currently more practising wizards and witches in England than at any time in history?
'Devil Dolls' plague mexico
Shades of "The Twilight Zone"! There has been reports of children in Mexico awakened to find their dolls are possessed and coming alive at night.
Mass. to search for lost Revolutionary War ship
Somewhere along an industrial stretch of river pocked with rotting piers and towering salt piles north of Boston lies the answer to one of the great riddles of the Revolutionary war.
Where is the final resting place of the British schooner, the HMS Diana?
Unexpected discovery gives view of South Florida's past
Photographs discovered in a garage open a window into mid-20th century Miami and Miami Beach -- and raise questions about the man behind the camera.
Cool slideshow with the article.
Another possible Zodiac suspect put forth
The Zodiac killer was a well-traveled merchant seaman who privately confessed his crimes to a San Francisco lawyer more than 30 years ago - and flirted with the idea of surrendering to police.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Vinland Map of America no forgery, expert says
The 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map to show part of America before explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the continent, is almost certainly genuine, a Danish expert said on Friday.
See also: Expert Confirms Authenticity Of Vinland Map
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
What Is Using Bio-Sonar In Lake Champlain?
Only dolphins and whales echolocate underwater, as a form of communication and as a food searching technique, and there are none in this Lake. What creature is making this high frequency sound?
Did MI5 kill Dr David Kelly? Another crazy conspiracy theory amid claims he wrote tell-all book that vanished after his death
It was six years ago tomorrow, on July 17, 2003, that Dr Kelly was found dead under a tree on Harrowdown Hill half a mile from his family home in Southmoor. His fate has become one of the most contentious issues of recent political history and has raised profound questions about the moral integrity of the New Labour government.
On the trail of the Arctic's most enduring mystery
A marine archeologist from landlocked Alberta has set his sights on finding two of the world's most coveted shipwrecks: the long-lost Royal Navy vessels from the doomed 19th-century Franklin expedition.
Mystery 'goo' moving through sea in Alaska
A giant mass of goo has formed and is moving through the Chukchi Sea in Alaska.
Biblio-Text: Atlantis Bookshop
Atlantis is the oldest non-externally backed esoteric/occult bookshop in London, focusing on Western religions and magic (as opposed to Cecil Court's Watkins, which specialises in Eastern and mysticism). It was founded in 1922 by magicians including Austin Osman Spare, Dion Fortune and Aleister Crowley, as a place for magicians.
I have got to go here.
Nikola Tesla still alive after death
Nicola Tesla is the man responsible for every form of modern technology we have available to us today. There would be no Twittering, Googling, BlackBerrys, cell phones, satellites in space, airplanes, x-rays, or physics as we know it.
NZ Mason jailed over sorcery claims
A New Zealand man spent a "wretched" night in a Fiji prison cell after frightened residents and police raided his Freemasons meeting, suspecting witchcraft and sorcery.
Buried bones ID'd as 1978 RI mob victim Joe Onions
Bones dug from a dirt lot by police acting on a tip from a dying killer belong to a mob victim nicknamed Joe Onions, who was shot in the head three decades ago, state officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Woman Killed in Bizarre Voodoo Ritual
Authorities are trying to figure out how an Arkansas woman died in a voodoo cleansing ritual that took place at a southern New Jersey townhouse over the weekend.
Black-Eyed Kids in Kansas
It was warm for a December afternoon in Hutchinson, Kan., when Katie came home from work in 2008. Katie’s ride dropped her off across from her duplex, and as she stood in the street, her ride moving slowly away, she knew something wasn’t right.
Another twist in Kennedy murder
After extensive investigation Waldron and Hartmann believed three mafia dons were behind the Kennedy assassination -- Carlos Marcello, the godfather of Louisiana and East Texas; Santo Trafficante, the Tampa godfather; and Johnny Roselli, of the Chicago mafia.
The Vocal Minority - Moon Landing Was a Hoax
Forty years after men first touched the lifeless dirt of the Moon — and they did. Really. Honest. — polling consistently suggests that some 6 percent of Americans believe the landings were faked and could not have happened.
Tesla And Dove Loved Each Other Like Man And Woman
One night as he was lying in bed, she flew in through the window and he knew right away that she had something important to tell him: she was dying.
Ancient Ohio Trail
Visit the earthworks of ancient Ohio online.
More Keel Tributes
Cryptomundo has them.
Growing up cult in Connecticut
Before she was even born in 1970 at Norwalk Hospital, Jayanti Tamm was declared the chosen disciple of Sri Chinmoy, an Indian guru living in Queens, N.Y., who proclaimed he was the last avatar.
How Bush and Cheney Revived the CIA's "Murder Inc."
It's not for nothing that Lyndon Johnson called the CIA "Murder Inc." for its willingness to use assassinations as a tool.
Utah filmmaker says DNA will prove relative was Butch Cassidy’s legendary sidekick
The latest reincarnation of Butch and the Kid, or their legend anyway, is playing out in Utah and involves wide-ranging family lore, exhumations and a documentary film.
Monday, July 13, 2009
A lawsuit against a genie
A family in Saudi Arabia has filed suit in a religious court against an unnamed genie, or jinn, who sounds most unpleasant: It steals cellphones, whispers threats and occasionally flings stones.
Stub your toe? Say ‘Sh#!’ You’ll feel better
Shouting swear words has a powerful pain-killing effect, study shows.
13 doctors say WMD mole did not commit suicide
Dr. David Kelly was found dead in 2003 in a forest near his home in Oxfordshire. An inquiry into his death concluded that he had bled to death during a suicide attempt.
But 13 UK doctors are now challenging that assertion — and in doing so, renewing suspicions the doctor may have been murdered after it was revealed he was the mole for a BBC report that said evidence used to launch the Iraq war had been “sexed up.”
Idaho scientists search for giant earthworm
The worm, which early observers said grew to 3 feet, is said to secrete a lily-like smell when handled, spit at predators and live in burrows 15 feet deep.The Mongolian Death Worm
is also reported to spit at its prey. Could they be cousins?
Searching for Big Foot
A young man drives toward U.S. 19 on Gulf Trace Boulevard in Holiday, Fla. He turns on his high beams where the road curves along some woods, just past the recreation center.
His lights catch a pair of yellowish eyes, then a broad-shouldered figure, 8 or 9 feet tall, covered in brown hair. The creature freezes before running to the tree line. It stops to look back at the car.
Son of The Montauk Monster
Son of the Montauk Monster was dragged from the sea by Alexis Kipper and her mother at Egypt Beach in East Hampton on Tuesday.
With pic. See also: Montauk Monster Had No Shortage Of Ancestors
Shambala: A mythical land in Himachal; or is it ...
Some people say that Shambala is hidden in a remote part of the Himalayas. Some call this mysterious kingdom “a house of the immortals” – Gyanganj. It is identified as Shambala, Shangri-La or Siddhashram, but this “wondrous land” has many other names too.
Are religious rituals linked to recent grisly findings?
Red candles illuminated the path to a frightening scene in a Madison Avenue basement near Bridgeport's Columbus School. There, a freshly butchered chicken's blood dripped into a bowl. The skull of an alligator sat atop a human skull on a goat's head. There were animal horns, colorful beads and strange writings.
But that June 9 discovery by Bridgeport police's Tactical Narcotics Team was only the beginning.
Monsters, murders and myths: Canada's mysteries
Fact and fiction blend in these uniquely Canadian tales.
Mystery carcass may be legendary monster: Expert
A mysterious looking body found along the shore of Okanagan Lake might be the remains of the legendary Ogopogo, an expert says.
Dillinger on film.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Did the Vatican suppress hidden 'Galileo Cryptogram'?
An Australian boffin says that the planet Neptune may have actually been discovered 234 years earlier than had been thought, by the famed Renaissance Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei - who was persecuted by the Inquisition for his "heretical" astronomy research. Professor David Jamieson of Melbourne Uni says that proof for this theory may lie within a hidden coded message yet to be discovered.
From 1985 but still interesting.
Moon-landing debunkers won't fade away
Did NASA secretly stage history’s biggest scam by filming fake lunar landings — complete with phony astronauts and pseudo-moon rocks — on some Hollywood soundstage?
Details of Atlantis Disprove Modern Theories
In the NewsBlaze article "Atlantis At Last", I identified the legendary Atlantis as primarily Greenland, but including also the islands of the United Kingdom and Iceland.
Friday's Flying Saucers
Did a UFO visit Boca Raton?Simultaneous weekend UFO sightings across Huddersfield and CalderdaleGolden orbs revisited – an interview with Lisa FoxSuper Human Black Men In Spaceships Will Appear For Prophet Yahweh To Film
Sphere UFOs captured on video
Who was Fred?
Just who is the mysterious neighbor to Wild Bill's grave?
Robot land-steamers to consume all life on Earth as fuel
News has emerged of a milestone reached on the road towards a potentially world-changing piece of technology. We speak, of course, of US military plans to introduce roving steam-powered robots which would fuel themselves by harvesting everything alive and cramming it into their insatiable blazing furnaces.
Antibiotic Delayed Aging in Mice
Rapamycin treatment had the remarkable effect of extending life even though it was not started in the right dose until the mice had lived 600 days — equivalent to a person at age 60.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Michael Jackson Was Cloned
Conspiracy theorists are having a field day, report says.
New Films from Kenneth Anger
Anger became fascinated with Crowley in his late teens, even dedicated his 1954 film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome to him. Crowley founded the religion of Thelema, among other occult-related organizations, and is given perhaps the best description ever on Wikipedia: occultist, writer, mountaineer, poet, spy, yogi, chess player, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic.
How Does Hypnosis Work?