Sunday, April 6, 2014

Interesting news links - April 6, 2014

Archaeology

Ancient city of Petra was a 'celestial calendar', says new study

Pyramid in Croatia? Secret Dalmatia follows a 1570 map in Zagora

Bizarre Skeletons Unearthed In Russian Mound, Satyr and Giant Horse

Cryptozoology

Bigfoot Sighting: West Linn Oregon --So it was determined that this "bigfoot" was probably just a piece of foliage that gave the appearance of something standing upright and running off when the camera panned away.  It's a conclusion I would agree with.  But videos like these are kind of why I'm not much interested in the bigfoot topic anymore.  It was never really more than a casual interest to me anyway, but seeing low quality video after low quality video has only served to make the topic stale to me.  I mean, in this particular video it's not just something out of focus in the distance, the whole video is just an extremely low quality.   It almost seems bizarre that a video taken now could be of such a low quality, even on a cell phone.  Unless she's using a really old cell phone.  Anyways, I'm tired of grainy, low quality bigfoot videos.

History

Mystery of Blarney Stone's heritage finally solved

World's Oldest Masks Show Creepy Resemblance To Humans

Historians unravel mystery of cryptic Lincoln note

Did the pharaohs know hieroglyphics? - Polish Egyptologist explains

Noah COULD have floated his boat, say scientists: Ark really could have coped with two of every animal  -- They estimate it could hold 2.15 million sheep, which they thought would be about the average mass of an animal.  They say the ship could have stayed afloat with that much weight, but weren't sure if they could actually fit that many animals on the ship.

Is this the first weather report? 3,500 year old inscription revealing a 'tempest of rain' could rewrite Egyptian history -- I think this probably fits in well with one of my favorite documentaries, The Exodus Decoded.  It's an awesome documentary that explains the10 plagues of Egypt by using the eruption of Thera as the primary cause.  It departed slightly from the typically accepted date of the exodus out of Egypt, but this new weather report may put the two in line.

Towering Ancient Tsunami Devastated the Mediterranean --I've said before that I think Atlantis corresponds with the Minoan civilization in Crete....could this be more evidence of that?

Mysterious

Mysterious booms worry Osceola County Florida residents

Weather experts baffled by mystery plume on New Mexico radar near 1945 nuclear bomb test site

Fairy tales? --A few fairy sighting stories.

Psychic/Spiritual Phenomena

Southend Student Emerges from Coma with 'Psychic Powers'

What’s It Like On the Other Side?

Lost and Found in Psychic Space: Airplanes, Aviators, and ESP

After Near-Death, Woman Claims Heavenly Conversation With Jesus

Science

Big Bang – The greatest fairy tale ever told --I feel like this guy is just stating the obvious.  But vast swaths of people in academia, the media, and even a lot of the educated general public seem to not see it.

Sea Anemones Are Half-Plant, Half-Animal, Gene Study Finds

Scientists: mammoth cloning 'now possible'

Green Guru James Lovelock on Climate Change: ‘I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess’ – Lovelock Reverses Himself on Global Warming -- Some of the stuff in this article isn't new news, but it's even more evidence that global warming (a.k.a. climate change) is not caused by our carbon emissions.  How much evidence does it take to convince people otherwise?

'Zebra Stripes' in Earth's Magnetic Field Have Surprising Source

Space

New Gully Appears On Mars, But It’s Likely Not Due To Water

First Asteroid Found Sporting a Ring System

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

Small World Discovered Beyond Pluto

Dwarf planet discovery hints at a hidden Super Earth in solar system

UFOs

Former Air Force officer claims UFOs were cover-up in Mirage Men film

Mysterious UFO appears on Mississippi trail camera --If you watch the news video at the link, it shows several different shots.  The shot that shows what appears to be some kind of object reminds me of a Goa'uld cargo ship from Stargate SG-1 (but much smaller).  Ultimately...I'm guessing the lights are just from a small drone though.

Mysterious unidentified flying object photographed over Texas --It's suggested in the article that this is actually a legitimate photograph of a classified aircraft.

Other topics of interest...

University of York red-faced after it uses the wrong Roman emperor in new logo

So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent --Some average citizens are better at predicting world events than CIA analysts with access to classified information.

Bill Clinton says alien invasion could unite the world -- But could we be sure that it's aliens and not just someone trying to consolidate world power under their own authority by staging a faux alien invasion?  Not that a united world would be a bad thing, but if the world was united...who'd be running things?  A united world could be a good thing or a bad thing...it depends on who's in charge.

The Lost Sandringhams --The story of a British battalion that allegedly disappeared into a cloud in 1915.  Except they didn't really disappear into a cloud.  And it's not really a mystery either.

Vatican Astronomers Ramp Up Their Search For “Brother Extraterrestrial” --An interesting article...not only does the head of the Vatican Observatory think there may be alien life out there, he also considers the possibility that aliens may have remained in "full friendship with their creator."  Could he be thinking that aliens are actually angelic beings?







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