Tis the Season

Tis the Season

October 31, 2010






Digger finds Neolithic tomb complex

excavations at the tomb complex Excavations have exposed a complex rock cut chamber with skulls in it
Archaeologists on Orkney are investigating what is thought to be a 5,000-year-old tomb complex.
A local man stumbled on the site while using a mechanical digger for landscaping.
It appears to contain a central passageway and multiple chambers excavated from rock.
There is a large neolithic burial complex nearby called The Tomb of the Eagles where over 300 bodies were found.
"Potentially these skeletons could tell us so much about Neolithic people," said Orkney Islands Council archaeologist Julie Gibson.
"Not only in relation to their deaths, but their lives."
One end of the tomb was accidentally removed as it was discovered and as a result, the burial site has now been flooded.
Archaeologists are in a race against time to recover its contents before they are damaged or destroyed.
"There might also be other material, pottery or organics such as woven grass, buried in there - which cannot last under the circumstances," said Ms Gibson.
The rescue excavation is being undertaken by archaeologists from Orkney College and is sponsored by Orkney Islands Council and Historic Scotland.
The team are posting daily video updates from the excavations which are expected to take 10 days.

                         - 30,000+ year old Cave Drawings of our skys. Video
 Ancient man recorded his daily life and memorable events on the walls of caves over 30,000 years ago. Although these caves are all over the planet they share many of the same drawings. They always draw animals, plants and people on the lower regions and birds, planets and stars on the upper area and ceilings.

NASA preps '100-year spaceship' program to boldly go where none have gone before 

  • Planetary travel "within few years"
  • Funded by DARPA, NASA
  • First stop - moons of Mars 
SENIOR NASA official has promised to deliver a spaceship that will travel between alien worlds "within a few years".
Speaking at a conference in San Francisco on Saturday, NASA Ames director Simon Worden said his division had started a project with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency called the "Hundred Year Starship”.
The project was kicked off recently with $1 million funding from DARPA and $100K from NASA and hopes to utilise new propulsion ideas being explored by NASA.
Star Trek fans, prepare to get excited - electric propulsion is here, according to Mr Worden.
“Anybody that watches the (Star Trek) Enterprise, you know you don’t see huge plumes of fire," he said.
"Within a few years we will see the first true prototype of a spaceship that will take us between worlds.”

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    Why Do People Love to be Scared?

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    Every Halloween, Americans spend millions on scary fun. From haunted houses to horror movies, teens as well as adults seem to crave a good spine-chilling scare.
    "People go to horror films because they want to be frightened, or they wouldn't do it twice," said Jeffrey Goldstein, editor of "Why We Watch: The Attractions of Violent Entertainment" (Oxford University Press, 1998) and professor of social and organizational psychology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
    "You choose your entertainment because you want it to affect you. That's certainly true of people who go to entertainment products like horror films that have big effects. They want those effects," Goldstein told LiveScience, a sister site of Life's Little Mysteries.
    Sinister, but safe, thrills
    People enjoy feeling scared and seek the feeling out because, deep down, they know they are in no real danger, according to David Rudd, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah.
    They understand the real risk of these activities is marginal, and because of this underlying awareness, they experience excitement rather than actual fear, Rudd explained. This is why people enjoy going on terrifying amusement park rides and walking through a Halloween-themed haunted house.
    Most adults and teenagers are able to realistically gauge the actual level of threat that scary stimuli pose to them, and, correspondingly, their safety level. For example, watching a horror movie poses no physical threat, with the minor psychological threat being that they might have nightmares as a result of seeing it. Therefore, most viewers feel safe watching such a film, and are excited by it, not truly afraid.
    Terror tolerance scale
    However, some adults and most young children are unable to correctly gauge a threat, perceiving it to be higher than it is.
    "The experience of 'real' fear is when the appraisal of threat is greater than safety," Rudd told Life's Little Mysteries. "People that are afraid of flying appraise the threat of a crash in an unrealistic and disproportionate fashion, since it's actually safer than driving. As a result of the faulty appraisal, they experience fear."
    This is why children become scared so much more easily than adults. Having less experience at gauging the safety of the spooky things they see, from a gory monster costume to a talking skeleton lawn decoration. A young child may perceive harmless Halloween fun as a serious threat to his or her safety, and become truly afraid.

    "Adults have habituated to risk over time and are far better at appraisal," Rudd said. "Adults know it's just a movie; kids can forget that fact. It's really all about appraisal of risk - adults are much better than children. It's something we learn over time, its part of what we refer to as maturity."

    Some Truly Disgusting Dishes

      Food, like so many things in life, is a matter of taste and acculturation. Despite this, at least to the palettes of the western world, some of the things people put in their mouths can be considered no less than disgusting. Consider some of the following mouth-unwatering specialties.
      Deep Fried Tarantulas
      In Cambodia, for 50 cents or less, protein is available in the form of ping (Cambodian for tarantula). The custom of eating these lovelies started during a time of widespread food shortage back in the 1970s, and ingesting one is said to render great beauty.
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      Balut (Soft-Boiled Fetal Duck)
      For about 35 cents, if you live in the Philippines, you can enjoy a fertilized duck egg with an almost fully developed embryo inside. Boiled and eaten directly from the shell, this dish is considered to be high in protein and an aphrodisiac.
      Tuna Fish Eyes
      The fatty, jelly-like tissue around the eyeballs of a tuna fish is considered to be a great delicacy in Japan that costs about US $1. It can be eaten a number of ways: raw, steamed or fried with garlic or soya sauce.
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      Bird’s Nest
      The Chinese make soup out of this, and one bowl costs anywhere from
      $30 to $100! Considered one of the most costly animal products consumed by humans, it is so expensive because the nests can only be harvested a few times per year.
      Rooster Testicles
      In Taiwan, rooster testicles are considered a good source of protein and they are either stir-fried or stewed. Their market price is unknown but they are prized as a natural substitute for Viagra.
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      Cow Urine
      For about US $3 per bottle, if you live in India, you can buy this “health drink” that many Hindus believe has medicinal qualities. A sacred animal in India, urine from the cow is distilled before it is blended with traditional Indian herbs and medicinal plants. One brand, Gauloka Peya, is available in four flavors: orange, khus (fragrant grass), rose and lemon.
      • Deep Fried Insects

      Topping off the list of specialty foods is this protein-rich delicacy from Thailand, which costs about US $33 cents per scoop at vendors’ stalls along the streets of Bangkok. Choices include: locusts, grasshoppers, cockroaches, ants and maggots, just to name a few.
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        I  received an email from a lovely woman who had a UFO sighting when she was living in Ocean Beach California. She was 18 years old at the time. The year was 1980. The women along with a roommate were living in an apartment in the San Diego area one block from the Ocean. Together they watched a UFO over Ocean Beach.

      The woman told me that one foggy night along with her roommate she became compelled to get in her car and drive to a beach about a mile away from her apartment. This was odd, as they could have walked to a beach in about five minutes, as one was located right down the block from their apartment. They did not usually go out of their way to go to other beaches. They could not explain why but were driven to go to the beach a mile away that night. It was late in the evening for a beach visit and they really had no reason to want to go to a beach a car ride away however something compelled them to go.

      It was not a beach night as dense fog covered the roads but the roommates were compelled so strongly they decided to get in the car and drive to the beach about a mile south of them.

      The fog was so thick they could barely see 10 feet in front of the car. They continued on carefully crawling down the road to the beach parking lot they were drawn to. They parked the car and headed straight through the fog for the water. Once they got about 20 feet from the shoreline the fog broke exposing a crystal clear corridor that was approximately 150 yards wide by about one mile in length.

      The girls heard a faint humming sound. They followed the sound looking up to see a UFO a few hundred feet above their heads. It was gliding smoothly moving parallel to the shoreline. They found themselves looking at a round iridescent looking craft. At this point they think is when they lost a bit of time. They seemed to have some confusion from the point of first seeing the craft to the point when they once again recall it moving over their heads. The woman does remember getting a very good look at the UFO as it moved across over their heads.

      The next thing she remembers is watching the craft move away. About a half a mile down the shoreline it stopped for several seconds then it vanished in the thin air- almost, as if it disappeared into another dimension.

      One of the really odd things about this experience was the point when the UFO stopped before vanishing. It stopped and hovered right next to the beach house owned by an elderly man nicknamed the Spaceman of OB (Ocean Beach). He was a retired artist, a painter who claimed to have contact with aliens and UFO’S.

      The girls knew about the spaceman artist. Everyone in the area was familiar with him. They never thought much about him before however now found it very odd that they were seeing this craft so close to his bungalow on the beach.

      The Spaceman Of Ocean Beach was an artist named Clint Cary. Clint was an excellent artist who pioneered painting with black light technique. He was known for his beautiful art pieces of alien cities and alien life. The Spaceman claimed he had been taken to other planets by alien beings where he was shown cities where the people of earth would be taken by beings of light to be saved from an earth-ending event.

      Clint Cary lived and painted along Ocean Beach from the 50’s until sometime in the early 90’s before giving way to blindness and a lifetime of alcoholism.
      The young women who had this sighting near this artist’s bungalow decided to visit the artist the day after their sighting.

      They did meet the man and did ask him if he had seen the craft they had the night before. He told them he had not seen anything and was not overly eager to talk to them about what they had seen over the beach near his cottage. The girls did get to see some of the Spaceman’s artwork. The woman told me that his paintings of the space cities were extremely beautiful and without question one of a kind pieces of art.
      This woman told me that she and her friend recalled seeing other people along the beach that were watching this UFO fly over the beach that night. She often wondered if anyone else has come forward who witnessed this sighting that night in 1980 at Ocean Beach California?

      I was able to research that Clint Cary was indeed called the Spaceman of Ocean Beach. He was famous for his claims of alien contact and wonderful artwork of alien cities. The strange thing that I cannot find one image of any of his alien works of alien cities anywhere. I searched for a long time and only found later works of his but not one sample or copy of any of his extensive alien city pieces.

      I found this sighting to be very interesting. The women involved will never forget that night or the UFO that seemed to lull them to the beach located along the same stretch of coastline that the Spaceman lived and painted scenes of places so extreme that those who viewed them never forgot them. I also found it odd that I was not able to find one of these paintings anywhere or in any article written about his man. It seems all his incredible paintings of alien life and cities are lost. I tried but found them impossible to find.
      Finding information on the Spaceman and his claims of alien abduction has been very difficult. I found one article about the spaceman written by Mike James on the Out of Bounds site on the net. Mike James wrote the following about the spaceman:

      During the summer of 1977, my brother Pat and I had our first encounter with the Spaceman of Ocean Beach. Artist and musician Clint Cary, The Spaceman, lived in a cottage at the entrance to the Ocean Beach Pier.
      The Spaceman claimed to have traveled to other planets, other dimensions. His otherworldly friends from the planet Rillispore transported him there. He first began his journeys in the late 50s after first meeting the Rillosporians in the desert near Joshua Tree.
      Later the Rillosporians would appear in his Ocean Beach bungalow to take him on these mini-vacations from our time and space.
      As a painter, Clint was inspired by these journeys and created wonderful cosmic art masterpieces.
      During our time with the Spaceman he gave us Spaceman Cards. They were to be our tickets to travel on a giant spaceship. We would be deposited on the 3rd dimensional planet Lycillus Apum. The relocation would save us from the cataclysmic destruction of earth when the magnetic poles would shift.
      I think it is clear that all who came to know the Spaceman of Ocean Beach will not forget him- especially the women who encountered the unknown right in front of the Spacemans home!

      We will never know what was going on along that area of coastline at Ocean Beach California during that period of time. I do know this woman and her friend will never forget their encounter with that UFO or the man and his art known as the Spaceman of Ocean Beach.

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      October 29, 2010

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      Live Crabs Sold As Snacks For Commuters  ( talk about fresh food!)

      Commuters in China are being offered a supposedly healthy alternative to crisps and chocolates from underground vending machines - hairy crabs that are meant to be eaten while still alive.

      The Dazha hairy crab, a popular delicacy in the southeastern province of Jiangsu, is on sale in three different sizes in the province capital of Nanjing.
      Prices for the small, medium or large crabs range from the equivalent of £1.50 to £5.00.
      The crabs are packed into custom-fitted plastic boxes and chilled to 5C, leaving them sedated but still alive.
      If a customer gets a dead one, he or she will get three live ones for free.
      "The customers were a bit sceptical at first as they were worried if the crabs were alive or not," Wu Zhendi, general manager of the Twin Lake Crab Co, told reporters.
      "But now they see they are alive, they keep coming back.
      "We are selling hundreds each day, and more at weekends."
      The company now plans to expand its business and is even thinking of trying out sales in Japan, where vending machines are big subway business.
      When I grew up all the families were large as compared to today.  It seemed as though we had thousands of kids  running around our neighborhood  all from big families of 5 to 15 kids per family.
      The river town  I grew up in was small  and middle class. There were a few big mansions with a handful of rich people who lived along the river banks.

      One of those houses had a long long drive way that made its way to a huge plantation type house. The elderly lady who owned it  would light the place  up with candles in pumpkins  all along the driveway and placed orange  candles in all the windows each Halloween. The kids loved to go there.

      The  woman who owned this great old house had her butler at the door  each Halloween  to give out  treats in  a little sack. We were also handed a paper cup of hot chocolate and a huge homemade  cookie. All the kids sat down and drank the hot chocolate ( which was delicious ) and ate the cookie along  the  driveway which was ablaze with lit pumpkins . It was so much fun  that we all looked forward to visiting  her house every Halloween.  

      When we got home and sorted out the candy the first thing we would do was open the sack given to us by the older women.  .  In it she gave each kid a dollar,  two full size candy bars, a ball or yo -yo and a little book.  It also had nickels and small candy sprinkled in it.   

      My parents would talk for days how much she must have spent on making a least a thousand or so bags not to mention the hot chocolate and cookies..  Remember this was the late 50's early 60's. 

      Christmas we would all make the same walk but this time with a wonder land display of Christmas  lights and decorations.  The kids in the area would show up in small groups  to carol for her.  We would sing and once again we were given a drink and either cookies or cupcakes . When we left the butler once again appeared and we were each given a little stocking filled with toys.   Again my parents talked until January about how much it costs for her to be able to do something like that for all the kids.

      I loved that old gal as each year I think of her as soon as the holidays come near . Now I am the old lady living on the hill. I would gladly try to do something nice but it is a different world and kids are not allowed to trick or treat anymore where I live. They go to planned events and have nothing to do with the neighbors.

      I am glad I lived during the wonderful days of wonderful  nights filled with blazing pumpkins and kind old ladies who made all the kids in town smile.  I  feel sad the children today do not have the world we once did and understand why so many of us feel so heartbroken watching our traditions and past way of life dissolve around us.  Happy Halloween from a old trick or treater!


      Chile: UFO Activity in the North Region

      Date: 10.26.2010

      Chile: “Short-Armed Dwarves” Described; UFO Activity in North Region
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      Numerous eyewitness reports from the region of Vallenar and Huasco are becoming known through the media, describing and displaying extraordinary photos and descriptions of strange beings witnessed by locals and caught on film.

      Thus, Claudio Ramirez, a subofficer with the Carabineros (state police) of the Huasco Region (Alto del Carmen) received a visit from an elderly drover who allegedly had contact with strange beings traveling in a flying device. The drover, who lives in a remote and lonely area known as Quebrada de Pachuy, bore witness to his experience before police authorities. The drover’s account agrees in a certain way with that of Mrs. Serena Miranda, a resident of the area known as “Crucecitas”, who also claims having seen “unusual dwarves, with short arms, legs and neck”, walking in an open field near her property.

      A photograph of a looming object of undefined shape in the skies over Alto del Carmen, taken by a broadcaster engaged in activities involving his radio program, completely unrelated to the subject of UFOs, was displayed on Chile’s Mega VisiĆ³n Channel. All indications is that there is no trickery involved with the image.

      As always occurs in these cases, the considerable media interest in these sightings hinders objective investigation within logical and serious parameters. Controversial characters of the Chilean contactee scene have already appeared, taking over the events and using them for their benefit. It suffices to look at Internet chat groups and websites to confirm this. This is the world of ufology in Chile, where the phenomenon itself – a fascinating one, the confirmation of its existence being crucial to many people – becomes lost among the revelry and “characters that are stranger than the visitors themselves”, who see and describe the fortunate (or unfortunate, according to one’s perspective) people who have experienced these phenomena.

      Argentina: A Horse Mutilation in Pueblo Esther

      Argentina: Horse Mutilation in Pueblo Esther
      Pueblo Esther is a small community to the south of Rosario in the Province of Santa Fe, which has accustomed us to news stories concerning the UFO phenomenon.

      Several persons claim having seen lights in the fields, ad the locality indeed boasts a significant case history.

      On this occasion, the news involves the appearance of a mutilated animal, specifically a young horse, found with the typical inscision to its jaw, total extraction of the eyeball and excision of the ear canal and the tongue, leaving the hyoid bones expones.

      The case was reported by Fernando Schienke, who found the horse in a field near his home. Astonished by the injuries to the specimen, he tried to find information about them.

      The animal was found on October 17, 2010 and we are still waiting for more details from the witness. In the meantime, we are disclosing a series of details on the investigation. A series of photos will show the aspects to be kept in mind when investigating mutilation cases.

      We can quickly observe that the wound presents a net incision with tissue dehydration and in some parts, removal of hair down to the skin along the cut. The type of incision can be clearly made out in a magnified photo. There is neither tearing nor remnants of tissue on the bone, which turns out to be one of the differentiating factors.

      The presence of flies: this factor is very interesting, since many pathologists argue that the loss of soft tissue is due to phagocytosis by fly larvae. These photos show how flies begin to work on the animal’s carcass. No colonies of bacteria are visible, no fly larvae. This indicates the insects’ first contact with the carcass. However, the wounds are as latent as the incisions.

      Over years of investigation we have been able to establish some basic patterns, the start of action by flies, the carrion animals that appear first, such as the wild boar, as well as some birds. However, all of them appear some 72 hours after an animal presenting these injuries has been found.

      Birds tend to make their mark through feces on the back of the animal. We are expecting more details on the case with a follow-up of the area. This incident is a test case for Vision Ovni, as the town of Pueblo Esther is an area of multiple sightings, and a very important item of information for research as a whole.

      both articles above found at Inexplicata

       what do you all think of the video below??


      World’s Most Precise Clocks Could Reveal Universe Is a Hologram

      Our existence could be coded in a finite bandwidth, like a live ultra-high-definition 3-D video. And the third dimension we know and love could be no more than a holographic projection of a 2-D surface.
      A scientist’s experiment, now under construction in Illinois, will attempt to test these ideas by the end of next year using what will be two of the world’s most precise clocks.
      Skeptics of a positive result abound, but their caution comes with good reason: The smallest pieces of space, time, mass and other properties of the universe, called Planck units, are so tiny that verifying them by experiment may be impossible. The Planck unit of length, for example, is 10 trillion trillion times smaller than the width of a proton.
      Craig Hogan, a particle astrophysicist at Fermilab in Illinois, isn’t letting this seemingly insurmountable barrier stop him from trying.
      Hogan is following through on a radical idea to confirm Planck units with two of the most precise clocks in the world. Deemed holometers, each L-shaped laser interferometer will have two perpendicular, 131-foot-long arms to scan for pixelation in the very fabric of space and time. If it’s there, two laser beams (split from a single source) that run through the arms won’t hit a detector at the same time.
      “What we’re looking for is when the lasers lose step with each other. We’re trying to detect the smallest unit in the universe,” Hogan said. “This is really great fun, a sort of old-fashioned physics experiment where you don’t know what the result will be.”

      The two holometers, now being built in an earth-covered tunnel on Fermilab’s prairie-covered campus, will initially be stacked almost on top of one another to listen for the same Planck-scale “noise.” Once the machine is calibrated and environmental interference is accounted for, Hogan says it should only take a matter of minutes to see if the devices simultaneously see it.

      Should Hogan’s team detect something significant, they will then separate the machines and run the experiment all over again. If the noise they measure next isn’t correlated between the machines, it could be the calling card of a limit to space-time’s resolution.
      Inspiration for the holometer came from such a noise picked up by an experiment called GEO600. Designed to detect gravity waves — ripples in space-time caused by things like colliding black holes — the machine is a laser interferometer like the holometer will be, yet has arms 15 times longer and a lower-frequency laser source (to be sensitive to gravity waves, if they exist).
      Experimental physicist Hartmut Grote, of the Max Planck Institute in Germany, said he and his colleagues at GEO600 have been unable to pinpoint the source.
      “In the past, [Hogan] became a little bit driven, even excited for some time, that this noise could be a result of the holographic principle,” Grote said.
      The holographic principle, derived from weirdness theorized to occur at the boundaries of black holes, says reality could be a 3-D projection of a 2-D plane of information. It’s much the same way a hologram printed on a credit card creates the illusion of a 3-D object but, as Hogan explained, we can’t perceive the 2-D surface.
      “We could be living inside that 3-D projection, with the truer vision of it as a 2-D sheet hidden by scale,” Hogan said.

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      I think this an odd video that seems to have missed the forest for the trees .  The thing I came away with from this video after listening to President Kennedy's speech on free energy is that his thinking on wanting to develop it may have been part of  the reasons attached to his demise?  It seems to me that many who try to bring this civilization to free technology end up badly. Tesla was driven to poverty and shame for his attempt to develop free energy by the power mongers of the time. His inventions would have pushed us all a hundred years or so ahead of where we are today not to mention prevent all who died fighting over energy needs . Could this have been the wrong road for Kennedy and could his fate have been also involved by way of this speech in this video?  These is just my opinion but something to think about. - Free Energy Revolution Video


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      October 24, 2010

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      Scientists find Extraterrestrial genes in Human DNA

      Do civilizations of advanced human beings exist scattered in the Galaxy?
      by John Stokes
      Artistic representation from Eyewitness testimony of Asket, the extraterrestrial human woman
      Artistic representation from Eyewitness testimony of Asket, the extraterrestrial human woman, reference:
      A group of researchers working at the Human Genome Project indicate that they made an astonishing scientific discovery: They believe so-called 97% non-coding sequences in human DNA is no less than genetic code of extraterrestrial life forms.
      The non-coding sequences are common to all living organisms on Earth, from moulds to fish to humans. In human DNA, they constitute larger part of the total genome, says Prof. Sam Chang, the group leader. Non-coding sequences, originally known as "junk DNA", were discovered years ago, and their function remained a mystery. The overwhelming majority of Human DNA is "Off-world" in origin. The apparent "extraterrestrial junk genes" merely "enjoy the ride" with hard working active genes, passed from generation to generation.
      After comprehensive analysis with the assistance of other scientists, computer programmers, mathematicians, and other learned scholars, Professor Chang had wondered if the apparently "junk Human DNA" was created by some kind of "extraterrestrial programmer". The alien chunks within Human DNA, Professor Chang further observes, "have its own veins, arteries, and its own immune system that vigorously resists all our anti-cancer drugs."
      Professor Chang further stipulates that "Our hypothesis is that a higher extraterrestrial life form was engaged in creating new life and planting it on various planets. Earth is just one of them. Perhaps, after programming, our creators grow us the same way we grow bacteria in Petri dishes. We can't know their motives - whether it was a scientific experiment, or a way of preparing new planets for colonization, or is it long time ongoing business of seedling life in the universe." 

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      I am going to tell you a story that I have been told is true. Since I did not experience it firsthand I am only able to repeat to you what was told to me.

      This event took place in the mid 60's in a small town along the Long Island coast. This little town is built along the coast of a River . The town looks like many small New England towns
      you may find along the Coast of the Eastern seaboard t of the United States.

      Many of the houses and buildings in this little town were build  long ago when the areas were first established. Some are dated as far back as the 1600's. It is a old area full of  lots of history.

      One of the houses found in this town dates back at least to the 1750's. It is a  old mansion that stands large and tall a few hundred yards behind a little church that was built in front of it about a hundred years later. The church now also very old is attached to a old graveyard filled with broken headstones and fallen grave markers. The church , graveyard and old house have stood together in this old town for as long as anyone can remember.

      Everyone who lives in this little town knows the house to be haunted and the graveyard is known to have a ghost or two wandering its grounds supposedly seen by many in town.

      The little church is still used .In fact it has been the Sunday place of worship for most who live here and has been also as far back as anyone can remember.

      The church was renovated inside in the mid 60s. That was the time the new young pastor took over the congregation. He was young and was determined to build the church back to being strong and beautiful.  I must admit he did a great job as the church is one of the towns more beautiful buildings. The new pastor had a lovely little cottage build on the grounds for him to live in.

      The old house behind the church has a reputation going back hundreds of years as being a haunted dangerous place. Everyone  in town knew from the time they were small children to stay far away from that house . No one ever went near it other than the people hired to be the caretakers of the property. The caretakers spent very little time there doing their work quickly and leaving once done with the place locked tight and alone as it has been for centuries.

      Now and then you would hear a story floating around town that someone in town heard screams or saw strange people looking out of the windows of the old mansion. There were stories that once a very crazy doctor and his witch like wife lived there . Town legend claims the couple practiced monstrous  experiments on both animals and humans killing and burying the dead on the mansions property. Claims of seeing both ghostly figures of people and animals wandering the place have been passed down the towns people for as long as any of us can recall.

      I never thought much of the old house . I stayed away from it as it had a dark bleak appearance that really did not entice  you to want to go near it. My interest in this old mansion and the church nearby came by way of my cousin who also lived in town. 

      My cousin was a few years older than I was . She was in her late teens at the time of the incident. It was October about a week before Halloween when the event happened.

      My cousin and her boyfriend were driving around town with a few other friends when one of them brought up the old mansions and all the ghostly tales that were told about it.   They decided it would be fun to take a closer look at the old house and the graveyard on a little ghost hunt of their own. 

      Being young and foolish it never occurred to them that this may be a very dangerous even deadly thing to do without the experience or protection needed during this kind of experience. They soon found out that fun was far from what they would encounter on this cool October night.

      My cousin her boyfriend and two other girls and one other boy all were packed into the ford mustang that belonged to my cousins boyfriend.  Slowly and silently they entered the dirt drive way of the old mansion that drove along the side of the old graveyard. They parked the car at the corner of the graveyard so they were  in between the house and the graveyard. 

      The group got out of the car and made their way in to the graveyard first to see if they could find a ghost and have a giggle. The five teens walked along under the moonlight reading the old grave markers while the wind blew the fall leaves about their feet. It was a typical fall night in the northeast and perfect for hunting ghosts.  As they walked along the rows of old gravestones the five teens began to feel uncomfortable and a bit frightened.  The two girls in the group started to hear noises behind the group as they walked along. The one girl insisted she could hear someone or something following them. 

      The group started to become uncomfortable walking among the dead and decided it may be more fun to venture on to the Mansion to have a look around. 

      The five teens  had no idea what a dangerous decision this would prove to be.  
      They walked towards the old mansion as they jumped from behind bushes and pushed and shoved each other in order to frighten each other . They were giggling and acting as kids their age do when together. Only one of the girls noticed something in the window of the second floor window in the front of the house.

      She stopped dead in her tracks hushing the others to look at the window.

      The five kids stood there watching the dark house when my cousins boyfriend whispered "Did you all just see that?" 

      He too saw something or someone standing at a window on the second floor. The group stood there watching.

      The other boy with them suddenly yelled out   "BOO" which sent the other four kids jumping clear off the ground. The group laughed and continued walking around to look at the side and back of the strange old house. 

      As they made their way to the back side of the mansion they noticed a broken down shed in the back corner of the yard of the house. The group of five walked towards it to see what the little building was used for. The shed was a small duplicate of the large main house. The teens thought it may be a elaborate playhouse and wanted to take a closer look.

      The small building was about the size of a old fashion double garage. Bigger than a single garage of today but not as big as a modern double garage. The little house was exactly like the big one including a open front porch . The teenagers wandered onto the porch and tried to look in the windows. The windows were so dirty and the night dark making it impossible to see inside.

      One of them twisted the front doorknob and to the shock of all the door flew open as if someone pulled it from the other side. 

      The teens stood there looking at each other. They decided to just take a peek in to see what was inside. The five of them walked in to find a large open room filled with walls lined with shelves . In the middle of the rooms was a large table . 

      The place was filled with cob webs and dirt. The group walked around looking at the shelves which were lined with bottles of different sizes.

      The group was silent as they carefully looked around. Finally one of the girls picked up a bottle and held it to the moon light coming through the dirty window. She yelped in disgust and tossed the bottle back on to the shelf. 

      The bottle had what appeared to be a dead animal floating in it.  The group of teens began to look more carefully at the bottles lining the shelves. To their revulsion they all had what looked to be some type of fetus or partial piece of some kind of living creature. The group was stunned and quickly became frightened .

      They decided it was time to leave and quickly ran back out into the yard to make their way  back to the car.  The five teens could not contain their fear and started to run towards the front of the old house towards the waiting Mustang. 

      That is when it happened. 

      The two girls and other boy were ahead of my cousin and her boyfriend. They were running full speed towards the car. 

      As the group ran across the yard my cousin slipped on the fallen leaves and fell hard to the ground.  Her boyfriend stopped running to help pull her to her feet however the other teens kept  running full speed towards  the car. 

      Quickly my cousin and her boyfriend were alone on the side of the dark old house. My cousins ankle was badly sprained and she could not walk much less run. Her boyfriend lifted her to her feet and half carried half dragged her along towards the front of the house to make way to the car.

      Their friends were long gone and they were alone. Without warning , without any sense it was coming my cousin and her boyfriend were hit by a force that sent them both flying in to the air.
      The two were flown in the air landing about ten feet apart on their backs on the dark side yard of the house . 

      Before either could react to what had just struck them my cousin started to scream as she fought with the night and her invisible attacker. Her boyfriend   watched in horror as my cousin tried to fight off something that he could not see.

      He ran to her side as she punched and fought with the air. He could not believe his eyes. He tried to pull her up from the ground . Each time he would reach down to pull her up he would be shoved back to the ground  a few feet away from her. He could see her face was bleeding as she continued to scream and fight. 

      The boyfriend made a few more attempts to help her to only be thrown in the air away from her. My cousins face was covered with blood as were her arms. He knew he needed help and started to run and scream for the others to help him.

      The teens ahead heard the struggle and started back towards them when they saw my cousins boyfriend being thrown through the air like a rag doll. Thank fully one of the girls knew immediately that they needed help and took off at a full run for the pastors cottage to get help and a phone. 
      The girl made it to the pastors cottage in seconds . She pounded on his door half yelling half crying for help. 

      The young pastor was home and quickly opened the door stunned to find the hysterical girl at his door. She was able to tell him her friends were being attacked by something invisible at the old mansion and needed help. The young pastor did not blink or think twice. He grabbed three things,  A bat, a large wooden cross and a bible. 

      The girl and the pastor ran quickly back towards the old house. The scene before them was terrifying . My cousin lay on the ground covered in blood still fighting against her attacker. The other three teens  were trying to stop the attack to only be thrown all over the yard. 

      The pastor began to yell as he prayed as he ran to the group of teens fighting this evil invisible thing attacking them. The young pastor ran to the side of my cousin and placed the cross on her chest. It was thrown immediately into the air. The pastor yelled for the others to get it. He placed it back on her body holding it firmly in place with all his strength . He told the boys to help him and they all pressed the cross to her body. The pastor started to pray holding his bible to his heart.  The beating stopped . The pastor was cautious as he pulled my cousin to her feet.

      For a few seconds it seemed as it was over.  The young pastor instructed the group to run towards the church . The pastor and boyfriend were dragging my cousin now badly beaten .

      The group were nearly to the church yard edge when they all heard and felt it coming. 

      Behind them they could feel the ground shake as thunderous pounding footsteps  charged from behind towards them.  The pastor screamed for the group to continue running towards the church.

      The corner of the old graveyard  that belonged to the little church was only a few yards ahead of them when the pounding earth coming at them stopped. The three teens entered the church owned land first and kept running towards the church at the commands of the young pastor.

      The pastor , my cousin and her boyfriend were right behind them. As they  all passed the line on to the church property they  no longer felt their attacker behind them.  As the pastor and the boyfriend dragged my cousin towards the church they heard it.  From the yard of the old house came a howl of rage so horrifying all five teens broke in to tears.

      The group made it to the church. The pastor brought all five teens in side of the little church and prayed over them before doing anything else. He then took them in to his little cottage where he called the police . My cousin was taken by ambulance to the local hospital where she was treated for her cuts and bruises and released. 

      The police wrote this incident up as teenagers assaulting each other . The hospital listed it as my cousin being in a fist fight. The young pastor was laughed at and ridiculed for playing in to the fantasies of the teens who let a haunted house trek get out of hand. 

      My cousin , her boy friend and the other three teens along with the young pastor all tell a different story. They tell of the night they came face to face with evil , fought it and won.

      I believe my cousin of course . I know her to be a logical well balanced adult who had lived a productive good life. I will tell you she stayed in contact with that pastor her entire life.

      That haunted house was fenced off at the pastors insistence shortly after this incident. The old house was finally taken down about  20 years ago. It did continue up until that time being known as the haunted house behind the church. 

      Who knows what evil  lurks in dark places ? My cousin will tell you only that it does exist.

      Happy Halloween

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      Chris Holly's Paranormal World

      Around 9:00pm on Sat, 10/23/10, my husband and his friend were driving home from work down I-20W through Austell, Ga, just outside of ATL. They both spotted a low-flying, slow-moving, cigar-shaped object with four lights, no wings, and no sound. Since it was moving so slowly and at such a low altitude, he was able to fumble for his phone and snap a picture. Neither of them had any clue to what it was, but it was apparent what it was NOT - NOT a helicopter, balloon, airplane, power-glider, etc. (To get some perspective, you can see the interstate sign and tail lights from other cars at the bottom of the pic.) He went to take another pic, and then boom! It just disappeared! Any familiar aircraft takes a few minutes to fade off into the distance, and this was very slow-moving, so should have been visible for longer. Nope, it just vanished! This was very confusing and they kept looking for it, but it never reappeared. They were able to compare it to airplanes which were also in the sky at a much greater altitude. The airplanes had blinking red, blue and white lights, which this did not. May not have been extraterrestrial, but sure was unexplainable.
      MUFON REPORT 10-23-2010  GA USA


      Very early photographic images of humans discovered

      In the steady barrage of images that make up the digital age, it's almost impossible to fathom a time when photographs of people were nonexistent. But rest assured, kids, that such a time did exist -- and it really wasn't that long ago in the grand scheme of things.
      So the recent discovery of what appears to be two men near the river's edge in a photo of Cincinnati taken in 1848 is kind of a big deal among photography historians.
      As reported by NPR's Robert Krulwich last month, the photo was taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter -- who were standing on the other side of the Ohio River -- on Sunday, September 24th, 1848, 162 years prior to Krulwich's post about it. The photo is what's known as a daguerreotype -- an image developed via an early photographic process developed in France. When zooming in on the photo, Krulwich noticed what appeared to be two human figures. You can see them in a close-up image below:

      A reader of Krulwich's blog took the photo and "lightened it up a bit and messed with the contrast a little" and posted a clearer version of it on his own blog. He thinks that "the man on the left is standing behind the wooden beam wall (wharf? dock?) with his left leg up on the wall and his left hand resting on his knee, while the man on the right is standing on top of that wall."
      [Related: Vintage photos of 'ghosts']
      In case you're wondering if this is the earliest photograph taken of a human -- as Krulwich himself did in a recent headline -- well, it's not. The credit for photographing the first human is generally given to Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process. In an 1838 photo he took of Paris, Daguerre caught an image of a man who appears to be getting his shoes or boots shined at a street corner. You can see the figure--together with that of the shoeshiner--in the bottom left of the image here.
      Daguerre's process involved exposing a chemically treated metal plate for several minutes. If someone or something was moving within the frame, it wouldn't show up in a daguerreotype photo. But since this person remained relatively stationary as the image was captured, he showed up in the picture. The anonymous Parisian thus gets credit for being the first person ever to have his picture taken.
      We wonder what he'd think about Facebook.

      I wonder what type of being lives in these galaxies?

      six spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light from ESO's very large telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. The pictures were taken with infrared light to help astronomers understand how the spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve.  found on


      Land of the Rising Dead – Expert Looks at Japan’s Zombie Outbreak Readiness

      As an island nation with the world’s highest cremation rate, Japan looks like the ideal spot to ride out a global zombie pandemic, but one expert on the undead says this assumption is dangerously mistaken.
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      Matt Mogk, Zombie Research Society (ZRS) founder and head researcher, believes Japan would be no safer than other countries in the event of a zombie outbreak and could be even more dangerous.
      Japan’s tight border control, which last month denied entry to Paris Hilton, would offer some protection against hordes of rotting corpses brought back to life, but only provided the outbreak starts outside of Japan.
      “If the zombie sickness has a long incubation period, hundreds of millions of people could be infected for years, or even decades, without knowing,” said Mogk, who has been sinking his teeth into all things zombie for most of his life. “All we would need is the right trigger to launch an instant zombie pandemic everywhere at once. Japan would not be protected.”
      ZRS, a non-profit organization with local chapters on six continents and in Japan, believes a zombie pandemic is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. And Mogk surmises the situation would be particularly bleak if “Z-Day” kicks off in Japan.
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      “Citizens would have a hard time escaping an island nation, especially if the other countries block their exit out of fear of infection,” he said.
      ZRS describes a zombie as “a biologically definable, animated being occupying a human corpse.” Japan has one of the world’s highest cremation rates at 99.85%, according to Cremation Society of Great Britain statistics, so relatively fewer corpses lying around to animate. But according to Mogk, a high cremation rate does not make Japan any safer than other countries that practice standard burial preparation techniques.
      “The embalming process destroys the brain of the corpse, so is functionally the same as cremation in terms of preventing a zombie from inhabiting the body,” he said.
      The Max Brooks novel “World War Z” popularized the Japanese katana sword as an ideal weapon for fending off the flesh-eating undead. Mogk sees this as another dangerous misconception.
      “Bladed weapons in general are not ideal because they will inevitably get stuck in things and become dull,” he said. “A single strike can find your sword jammed in a tree or ribcage, leaving you to pry it free while zombies chew on your neck.”
      Have a safe Halloween.


            talk about road rash....this has to hurt!

      Buddhist Monks Make 500 Mile Journey on Their Knees

      Housemaid’s knee, a condition caused by too much time scrubbing floors, is the very least two Buddhist monks can expect from their up and coming trek of 500 miles on their knees to China’s holiest of shrines.
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      Masters Zhiyuan and Hanliang expect that their holy trip will take some two months as they stop along the way to visit 99 temples. Their destination is the Putuo Mountains in eastern China and the statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy.
      Guanyin is often depicted as a young woman holding a vase and pouring out water to save the multitude. She is the most worshipped figure in Chinese Buddhism and her name means, “observing the sounds.” This refers to the belief that she would always observe the sounds of the world around her and listen to requests from her worshippers.
      Some helpers from their home temple in Ganlu, southern China, claim that the two pious monks plan to spend each night under the stars in sleeping bags without even a tent for cover.
      “ When they reach the goddess, they will crawl and then every third step they will stop and bow as a sign of respect to the goddess,” explained one monk from their temple.
      It can only be hoped that a goddess of mercy will appreciate this painful sacrifice. For believers, surely, she will, but for most of us observers, with all due respect, these two holy men better bring some big band-aids and lots of iodine because she is not likely to have them on hand!
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