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  • Unlocking Mysteries of the Parthenon

    05/25/2013 12:38:52 PM PDT · by wildbill · 17 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Feb. 2009 | Evan Hadingham
    During the past 2,500 years, the Parthenon—the apotheosis of ancient Greek architecture—has been rocked by earthquakes, set on fire, shattered by exploding gunpowder, looted for its stunning sculptures and defaced by misguided preservation efforts. Amazingly, the ancient Athenians built the Parthenon in just eight or nine years. Repairing it is taking a bit longer.
  • Santorum Rejects Reagan Space Legacy - Conservative stumbles in bid to hit Gingrich

    02/07/2012 5:37:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 7, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    [BIG snip] Santorum's ad and his Op-Ed, meant to mock Gingrich, in reality can only distinctly not help Santorum's struggling campaign. Gingrich will surely make the inevitable -- and correct -- connection between Santorum's ad and a serious attack on the Reagan space legacy -- and the dreams of America itself. "We'll continue our quest in space…. Nothing ends here; our hopes and our journeys continue," said President Reagan that tragic January night. Well, no they won't. Not if Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have anything to say about it. "I promise," says Santorum. Worse, whether Santorum's staff understands it...
  • 5 of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics

    01/31/2012 2:06:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/12 | Tecca - Today in Tech
    The mysteries of the universe are as vast and wide as existence itself. Throughout history, mankind has searched and struggled to find the answers tucked away inside the universe and everything we see around us. .. True, we have yet to come up with the answers to life, the universe, and everything — but oh do we have questions! Solving these mysteries may help to explain not only the creation of the universe, but also how it works, why it works, and possibly how it will end. 1. The Higgs boson The Higgs boson is a hypothetical particle whose accompanying...
  • Ms.Tutu Farcical Revisits 2009 for “Answers”

    01/12/2012 4:12:06 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 7 replies
    WTPOTUS blog ^ | January 11, 2012 | ©Bridgette @WTPOTUS 2012
    The Mysteries as Voiced by Ms. TuTu Farcical Pythian Oracle As the year began in 2010, Ms. Tutu Farcical of the Oracle wrote an article that we thought should be revisited. We thought it would be interesting to see if any of the questions plaguing us at the time from 2008 – 2009 were answered during the last two years. Not only have most of them not been addressed, but we could easily add more questions that have arisen since her initial publication. It should be noted that Ms. Farcical is not a forward-looking prophetic woman. Instead she looks deep...
  • Ten Mysteries of 2010 (Why did some good GOP candidates not win in this anti-incumbent wave?)

    11/10/2010 11:52:40 AM PST · by WebFocus · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Why was the GOP aced out in Massachusetts and Connecticut? How did Blago’s right-hand man win in Illinois? And eight other unanswered questions. With only a handful of House races still being sorted out, the 2010 midterm elections are now almost entirely settled. And yet, despite all the vote totals, exit polls, and other data we have received, we’re left with some results that are almost maddening. 1. The New England doldrums: New Hampshire is back to being a GOP-leaning state, with Kelly Ayotte taking the Senate race and Republicans winning back both House seats, which they had lost in...
  • Another human foot found washed up on Washington beach (9 so far, footloose and fancy free)

    08/30/2010 6:14:32 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Province ^ | August 28, 2010 | Yolande Cole
    A human foot was found washed ashore on Whidbey Island in Washington state on Friday. The bare foot was found at about 11:15 a.m. by a tourist on the east side of the island, near the town of Greenbank. It is the ninth severed foot to be found on the B.C.-Washington coast since August 2007, with seven of those in B.C. “Based on what we’re seeing, we’re estimating that it either belongs to a female or a juvenile, because it’s a smaller size,” said Island County Det. Ed Wallace.
  • New Solar Observatory to Unlock Sun's Mysteries (SDO - Solar Dynamics Observatory)

    02/09/2010 9:23:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 243+ views
    Space.com ^ | 2/9/10 | Jeremy Hsu
    A powerful new solar observatory will spend the next five years recording images of the sun with 10 times better resolution than HD television, peering deep within the sun's layers to reveal just how solar storms erupt. The observations could help scientists build the first effective models for space weather forecasting. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is slated for launch on Feb. 10 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. It carries three instruments that will pierce the mysteries enshrouding the sun's magnetic fields and ultraviolet radiation, which together help shape the Earth's atmosphere every day. "The unique...
  • New Law of Physics Could Explain Quantum Mysteries

    08/18/2009 10:37:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 86 replies · 2,439+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/17/09 | Lisa Zyga
    The Invariant Set Postulate differentiates between reality and unreality, suggesting the existence of a state space, within which a smaller subset of state space (reality) is embedded. (PhysOrg.com) -- Since the early days of quantum mechanics, scientists have been trying to understand the many strange implications of the theory: superpositions, wave-particle duality, and the observer’s role in measurements, to name a few. Now, a new proposed law of physics that describes the geometry of physical reality on the cosmological scale might help answer some of these questions. Plus, the new law could give some clues about the role of...
  • The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary

    08/02/2009 6:32:54 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 798+ views
    new.catholicmom.com ^ | Jul 27th, 2009 | Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
    The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary When I was growing up, my mother and I would say the rosary every day together. Before each decade, she would announce the mystery and the fruit, or virtue, associated with it. I have continued the practice of saying the rosary in my adult life. Indeed, it is one of my favorite devotions and can’t imagine life without it. I do remember all the mysteries of the original Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious sets of five decades. It took me a while, but I even managed to memorize the Luminous Mysteries established by...
  • Can we really transplant a human soul?

    04/10/2008 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Renfield · 27 replies · 187+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4-09-08 | Dr. Danny Penman
    ....In one celebrated case uncovered by Professor Schwartz's team, an 18-year-old boy who wrote poetry, played music and composed songs was killed in a car crash. A year after he died, his parents came across a tape of a song he had written, entitled, Danny, My Heart Is Yours. In his haunting lyrics, the boy sang about how he felt destined to die and donate his heart. After his death, his heart was transplanted into an 18-year-old girl - named Danielle. When the boy's parents met Danielle, they played some of his music and she, despite never having heard the...
  • OOPARTS (Out of Place Artifacts)

    08/01/2007 3:28:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 3,495+ views
    What If? ^ | Unknown
    Ooparts ? What are Ooparts? That stands for Out of Place Artifacts. Things that show up where they shouldn't, a piece of gold chain found in a coal seam, what appears to be a sparkplug embedded in rock that is thousands of years old and what appears to be a bullet hole in the skull of a mastodon. These things are ooparts. A Gold Thread Workmen quarrying stone near the River Tweed below Rutherford, Scotland in 1844, found a piece of gold thread embedded in the rock of the quarry eight feet below ground level. A small piece of the...
  • Pontiff Reflects on the Last Supper During Mass at St. John Lateran

    04/05/2007 7:05:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 452+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 5, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 5, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The cross and resurrection of Christ is a present reality that attracts us to his love, Benedict XVI said when celebrating the Mass of the Lord's Supper. During this evening's Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Pope reflected on the way in which the Eucharist makes the sacrifice of the cross present throughout time. "Let's ask the Lord," the Holy Father said, "that he may help us understand more and more deeply this wonderful mystery, to love it more and more, and in it, to love him more and more." The...
  • "Mysteries Of The Middle Ages'

    12/24/2006 4:09:04 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,719+ views
    NYT ^ | 12-24-2006 | Thomas Cahill
    ‘Mysteries of the Middle Ages’ By THOMAS CAHILL Published: December 24, 2006The Cult of the Virgin and Its Consequences In the first decade of the twelfth century, a little girl from the Rhineland town of Bermersheim, near Mainz, was offered by her parents as a sacrifice to God. Her name was Hildegard; her parents were Hildebert and Mechthild, a pious knight and his pious, well-born wife. Hildegard was eight years old when she was left for life with an anchorite named Jutta von Sponheim, who lived alone in a cell attached to the abbey church of Saint Disibod. (Disibod was...
  • Feast of Corpus Christi - Sacrifice, Fellowship Meal or Real Presence?

    06/18/2006 5:06:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 511+ views
    Sperforum ^ | June 16, 2006 | Marcellino  D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. 
    Catholics don’t just go to church on Sunday, like other Christians.  They go to Mass.  Christmas, New Years, weddings, funerals.  It seems that we just can’t seem to do anything important without this ceremony which some regard as a sacrifice and others as a fellowship meal and still others as “the real presence.” So which is it–sacrifice, supper, or “real presence” and why the fixation upon it? Like most things in the New Testament, it is really impossible to understand this fully without some serious knowledge of what we now call the Old Testament. When I first read the account of Moses asking...
  • The history and mysteries behind dog tags

    02/02/2006 3:41:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 1,038+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Cpl. Justin J. Shemanski
    MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 1, 2006) -- To many, it is just another piece of the uniform. Each morning, Marines slip shiny identification tags over their heads and tuck them beneath their olive-drab undershirts without giving them a second thought. But, every now and then, these iconic military symbols come up in conversation, along with all the myths and rumors that accompany them. So what really is the story behind dog tags and the myths that accompany them? The first recorded use of such tags came from the battlefields of the Civil War. Many soldiers feared if they were...
  • Ancient Civilizations: Six Great Enigmas

    08/16/2005 1:39:57 PM PDT · by jb6 · 77 replies · 3,787+ views
    Disklosure ^ | WILL HART & ROBERT BERRINGER
    We stand today at an unprecedented turning point in human history. In recent years two versions of ancient history have formed. One, we shall call ‘alternative’ history, the other we shall refer to as ‘official’ history. The former ponders over a variety of anomalies and tries to make sense out of the corpus of evidence, i.e., the pyramids and timelines, why they were built, by whom and when. The latter conducts digs, catalogues pottery shards, and tries to defend its proposal there are no enigmas, and virtually everything is explained. At one point perhaps as late as fifteen years ago...
  • Mysteries Of The Xiaohe Tombs In Xinjiang, China

    06/11/2005 12:02:21 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 863+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 6-10-2005
    Mysteries of the Xiaohe Tombs in Xinjiang, China The Epoch Times Jun 10, 2005 A bird's-eye view of the Xiaohe Tombs. (Zhang Hongchi) On April 17, 2004, the Xiaohe ("Small River") Tombs in Xinjiang Province, discovered in 1939 by Swedish archaeologist Folke Bergman, were said to be among China's top 10 archaeological discoveries. According to a Guangming Daily report from April 23, public interest in the tombs was first sparked when Bergman published a detailed introduction to the Xiaohe basin archaeology called the Archaeological Researches in Xinjiang in Stockholm in 1939. However, when the tombs' landmark Xiaohe River dried up,...
  • Dear Ms Mystery Writer(My Book Report)

    04/14/2005 3:58:04 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 665+ views
    04/14/05 | vanity
    Dear Ms Mystery Writer, I'm not going to mention the title of your book,because I stopped reading it about halfway through.(Fortunately, I had only borrowed it from the library .) Okay:You started out fairly well. I was able to wade through the relationship between the heroine (Is it still all right to use that word ?) and her demandingly pregnant sister (Pregzilla),because,after a while,our heroine (Dr.Smuglisexi) was called to the scene of a probable suicide. Once on the scene,she made some VERY sharp observations: correctly identifying the victim's condition as the result of a fall,instead of the apparent sexual assault...
  • Exploring The Mysteries Of Xi'an's Imperial Tombs

    09/03/2004 4:47:29 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 543+ views
    China Daily ^ | 9-3-2004 | David Fullbrook
    Exploring the mysteries of Xi'an's imperial tombs By David Fullbrook (That's Beijing) Updated: 2004-09-03 13:49 Dynasties and empires rose and fell along the Wei He River valley, where Xi'an lies. While the emperors are gone, their legacy awaits the spades and brushes of archaeologists exploring this crucible of Chinese history and culture. Terra-Cotta Warriors in the surburb of Xi'an [file photo] The terracotta warriors, one of archaeology's greatest accidental finds, hint at what else could lie under the barely scratched fields where emperors and aristocrats lie interred beneath 500 burial mounds. These tombs rise out of a fertile plain where...
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Burdened by Books: A Reviewer Prefers the Role of Reviewee

    07/07/2004 9:09:09 AM PDT · by MississippiMalcontent · 12 replies · 500+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Online ^ | July 6, 2004 | Jim Fusilli
    It's been five months since I stopped reviewing mysteries and crime fiction for the Boston Globe, and still my stomach clenches whenever a UPS or FedEx truck approaches my front door. I dread the thought that the driver will hop out and deliver yet another big shipment of books, all demanding immediate attention, few displaying the craft and precision required to create a vibrant novel and at least one or two gems readers might prize forever. Writing that monthly column for the Globe was easily the worse job I've ever had, and this coming from a man once responsible for...
  • Towering Mysteries

    04/02/2004 8:32:20 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 260+ views
    The Smithsonian ^ | 4-2-2004 | Richard Stone
    Towering Mysteries Who built them and why? An amateur archaeologist tries to get to the bottom of some astonishing structures in Tibet and Sichuan Province, China Martine "Frederique" Darragon set out from New York City for the hinterlands of western China and Tibet in 1998 to pursue an interest in the endangered snow leopard when she fell under the spell of another elusive phenomenon: old stone towers, some vaguely star-shaped and some more than 100 feet tall, scattered across the foothills of the Himalayas. Yet when she asked local residents about the towers—Who built them? When? Why?—nobody seemed to have...
  • Mysteries Of Bog Butter Uncovered (NOTICE: Some photos may be disturbing)

    03/20/2004 5:26:34 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 767+ views
    Nature ^ | 3-17-2004 | Philip Ball
    Mysteries of bog butter uncoveredWax found in Celtic bogs is the remains of ancient meat and milk. 17 March 2004 PHILIP BALL Peat cutters often stumble on chunks of butter in the bogs. © Stockbyte Chemical detectives have traced deposits of fat in Scottish peat bogs to foodstuffs buried by people hundreds of years ago. The 'bog butter' is the remains of both dairy products and meat encased in the peat, say Richard Evershed of the University of Bristol and colleagues. Those who live in the countryside of Ireland and Scotland and dig up chunks of peat for fuel have...
  • The Mars "Thread" Thread

    02/20/2004 11:46:05 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 112 replies · 293+ views
    At NASA's Thursday JPL briefing on the Mars rovers, the issue of an unusual object in one of the photos from the microscopic imager at the Opportunity landing site was discussed. On SOL 19, several images taken with the microscopic imager of the soil and the "mars berries" appear to show a hair-like object. Steve Squires with NASA has speculated that the airbags bouncing around that crater may have shed a whole lot of fabric and this could simply be a stray thread. Squires also suggested that as they move away from the bounce-down sites they will continue to look...
  • Professor Works To Unravel Mysteries Of Khipu: Colored, Knotted Strings Used By The Ancient Incas

    01/05/2004 9:13:02 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 562+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-5-2004 | University At Buffalo
    Source: University At Buffalo Date: 2004-01-05 Professor Works To Unravel Mysteries Of Khipu: Colored, Knotted Strings Used By The Ancient Incas BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Although the ancient Inca are renowned for their highly organized society and extraordinary skill in working with gold, stone and pottery, few are familiar with the khipu -- an elaborate system of colored, knotted strings that many researchers believe to be primarily mnemonic in nature, like a rosary -- that was used by the ancient conquerors to record census, tribute, genealogies and calendrical information. Because the Inca didn't employ a recognizable system of writing, researchers like...
  • Dog Caught Opening Car Doors

    12/05/2003 1:00:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies · 476+ views
    NBC10 ^ | December 3, 2003
    Video Captures Canine Seeking Shelter Inside Family CarMembers of the Leroy family in Washington thought they were the target of a prankster when they kept finding a stray dog inside their parked car. Intent on catching the culprit, they set up a video camera to record the vehicle. However, they were surprised at what they caught on film. The video captured the dog as she opened the car door on her own and climbed inside. The family is now circulating posters of the dog and has contacted the local Humane Society. So far, no one has claimed the canine.
  • Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras | Mithraism | Ancient Religion

    10/31/2003 6:19:29 PM PST · by ckilmer · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review vol. 20, #5 ^ | September/October 1994 | David Ulansey
    MITHRAISM The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras by David Ulansey Author of THE ORIGINS OF THE MITHRAIC MYSTERIES (Oxford University Press, 1991) The following essay is adapted from my article,"Solving the Mithraic Mysteries" Biblical Archaeology Review (vol. 20, #5 [September/October 1994] pp. 40-53) This article is a summary of my book on Mithraism, THE ORIGINS OF THE MITHRAIC MYSTERIES(Oxford University Press, revised paperback, 1991) [To order this book (for $13.95), click here.]   The Encyclopedia Britannica has given this page its "Web's Best Sites" award. The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras (Note: complete documentation for the following essay can be found...
  • Mysteries of the Amber Chamber - restoration of the 8th wonder of the world

    07/08/2003 11:14:34 AM PDT · by bedolido · 21 replies · 396+ views
    Pravda ^ | 07/08/03 | Staff Writer
    In the old times there were two suns above the Earth. Unfortunately one got broken to pieces; the pieces dropped into the ocean that now casts bits of "the solar stone" ashore. People call these pieces amber. It is a nice legend about amber; it slightly reminds of the story of creation, loss and restoration of the famous amber chamber in Tsarskoye Selo. One woman from the Russian city of Rostov was one of the first people who believed that the amber chamber could be restored. What is more, she made first considerable contribution into the reconstruction process. In 1976,...
  • Actor Robert Stack Dies at 84

    05/15/2003 1:17:43 PM PDT · by tuna_battle_slight_return · 17 replies · 565+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | May 15, 2003
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Robert Stack, whose granite-eyed stare and menacing baritone spelled trouble for television's fictional criminals in The Untouchables and real ones in Unsolved Mysteries, died at his home. He was 84.</p> <p>Stack's wife Rosemarie found him slumped over at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. He died of heart failure, she said. The actor had undergone radiation treatment for prostate cancer in October.</p>
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] The Middle-earth Mysteries

    03/11/2003 1:25:13 AM PST · by JameRetief · 2 replies · 1,019+ views
    Suite 101 ^ | May 19, 2000 | Michael Martinez
    The Middle-earth MysteriesPart of the joy of reading about Middle-earth is finding out more about some obscure dude or tribe long after they show up somewhere else in the "canon". Take the Druedain, the Woses as they are called in The Lord of the Rings. When you read the book for the first time, they just sort of show up and lead the Rohirrim around an army of Orcs and Easterlings.Do they have a point other than to move the story forward? Yes and no. They are there to give the Rohirrim a viable passage around the blocking force, and...
  • Mysore sex scandal: Resort owner pleads ignorance

    12/15/2002 7:53:48 AM PST · by dighton · 12 replies · 1,787+ views
    newindpress.com ^ | 12/15/2002
    MYSORE: As a three-member committee formed by the Chief Justice of India began its probe, owner of the resort, where an alleged “sex scandal” involving three Karnataka High Court judges took place, on Saturday deposed before it that no such incident took place, but it was contradicted by two journalists who said they stood by their stories.Appearing before the committee, owner K Dilip Bidappa said the resort, where the incident had allegedly taken place, had no connection with it nor had he any links with persons whose names were related to the reported incident in November.During its seven-hour sitting here,...
  • The Ghost of Miss Truman

    11/10/2002 6:00:40 PM PST · by GeneD · 9 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/09/2002 (for edition of 11/18/2002) | Jon L. Breen
    A BIZARRE PHENOMENON first observed in the 1940s became a crime-fiction epidemic by the 1990s. Famous entertainers, athletes, and presidential relatives began sitting down at the typewriter to bang out mystery novels. Or so they would have us believe. In truth, nearly every one of those celebrities made a deal through an agent or book packager, collected a nice advance for the use of the name, and left to a professional ghostwriter all the actual writing. Ghostwriting is a time-honored practice, and most readers surely realize that movie stars and baseball players have help with their memoirs--just as all politicians...
  • The Monolith of Pokotia (Sumerian Language etched on Ancient Mesopotamian Items)!

    10/19/2002 10:28:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies · 6,052+ views
    Bernardo Biadós Yacovazzo & Freddy Arce, ^ | FR Post 10-19-2002 | Bernardo Biadós Yacovazzo & Freddy Arce
    Introduction - Investigations of Bolivia Fuente Magna and the Monolith of Pokotia The following material is reprinted by permission from Bernardo Biadós Yacovazzo & Freddy Arce, OIIB - Omega Institute Investigations (Bolivia), INTI - NonGovernmental Organizacion (Bolivia). A large stone vessel, resembling a libation bowl, and now known as the Fuente Magna, was originally discovered in a rather casual fashion by a country peasant from the ex-hacienda CHUA, property of the Manjon family situated in the surrounding areas of Lake Titicaca about 75/80 km from the city of La Paz. The site where it was found has not been...
  • PRIEST SAID TO HAVE INSPIRED NEW ROSARY

    10/17/2002 6:26:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 177+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | October 17, 2002 | Michael Brown
    If reports are true, John Paul II drew his inspiration for adding five "Mysteries of Light" to the Rosary from an obscure holy man who lived on the island of Malta and died in 1962 at the age of 82. His name was Blessed George Preca, founder of a small group called the Society of Christian Doctrine, and his legacy is now permanently etched into the Rosary, which has now undergone the greatest addition in centuries. According to reports, it was in 1957 that Preca -- a priest long devoted to the Rosary and apparitions like that of the...
  • Mongol Mysteries: Are 'Deer Stones' A clue?

    08/14/2002 10:08:17 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 339+ views
    Seattle Times/Washington Post ^ | 8-14-2002 | Guy Gugliotta
    The Mongol mysteries: Are 'deer stones' a clue? By Guy Gugliotta The Washington Post Sometime around 1000 B.C., a Mongolian tribesman climbed on the back of a horse and surveyed the windblown steppe that stretched as far as the eye could see. The weather was turning colder, and there wasn't enough grass for his goats. It was time to move. From the moment that decision was made, a tradition was born. Horses — yesterday's beasts of burden — became a means of escape. Soon they would become the tool of conquest, and the people of the steppe — whether Scythian,...
  • Bloodless Cat Mutilations In Bellingham, Washington

    06/08/2002 9:16:21 PM PDT · by Hellmouth · 28 replies · 914+ views
    Earth Files ^ | June 2002 | Linda Moulton Howe
    Bloodless Cat Mutilations in Bellingham, Washington © 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe Bellingham Washington is southeast of Vancouver, British Columbia where back in 1993, the Animal Control for the Vancouver City Pound was coping with several crimes of cats found cut in half without blood at the scene. Now in 2002, five domestic cats in Bellingham since September 2001 have been found slit from throat to pelvis and internal organs removed, all without blood. May 31, 2002 Bellingham, Washington - In the week between Thursday, May 16 and Thursday, May 23, 2002, four domestic cats were found in the Fairhaven...
  • A CATASTROPHICAL SCENARIO FOR DISCONTINUITIES IN HUMAN HISTORY

    04/19/2002 12:42:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 5,783+ views
    Journal of New England Antiquities Research Association, 26, 1-14, 1991 ^ | First version published in 1985 as Quaderno 85/3. | Emilio Spedicato - University of Bergamo
    GALACTIC ENCOUNTERS, APOLLO OBJECTS AND ATLANTIS: A CATASTROPHICAL SCENARIO FOR DISCONTINUITIES IN HUMAN HISTORY Emilio SpedicatoUniversity of Bergamo Acknowledgements The author acknowledges stimulating discussions with Thor Heyerdahl (Colle Micheri, Liguria and Guimar, Tenerife), Laurence Dixon (University of Hertfordhshire), Victor Clube (Oxford University), Emmanuel Anati (Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici), Zdenek Kukal (Central Geological Survey, Prague), Donald Patten (Seattle), Flavio Barbiero (Livorno), Antonino Del Popolo (Bergamo), Lia Mangolini (Milano), Graham Hancock (Leat Mill, Lifton) and Andrew Collins (Leigh on Sea). Third revised version. First version published in 1985 as Quaderno 85/3. First revised version published in 1990 as Quaderno 90/22...
  • Is This The Real Noah's Ark, Found At Last? The Mystery Of The "Ararat Anomaly"

    04/16/2002 12:12:59 PM PDT · by Good Tidings Of Great Joy · 120 replies · 49,225+ views
    TooGood Reports ^ | 4/15/02 | Isaiah Flair
    It may be exactly what millions of people believe that it is. If so, it is the greatest archaeological find in centuries. Its official name is "The Ararat Anomaly". An independent correlation of maps of the region with information released in 1995 by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency places the Ararat Anomaly at "approximately 39 42' 10" N 044 16' 30" E at an elevation of approximately 14-15,000 feet and approximately 2.2 KM horizontal distance west of the summit". It is located by the Ahora Gorge, near the summit of Mt. Ararat, in Turkey. Turkey, in turn, is...
  • Ancient Romans In Texas?

    04/14/2002 6:23:47 AM PDT · by Hellmouth · 131 replies · 7,016+ views
    Science Frontiers online ^ | Nov-Dec 1993 | William Corliss
    ANCIENT ROMANS IN TEXAS? If one searches long enough and hard enough, one can discover hints that just about any ancient culture you care to name set foot in the New World well before the Vikings and Columbus. Old coins, inscriptions, language concordances, and the like are taken by many as proofs that Egyptians visited Oklahoma, the Chinese moored along the Pacific coast, the Celts toured New England, and so on. Now, according to Professor V. Belfiglio, the ancient Romans had Texas on their itineraries. Belfiglio's evidence is fourfold, and so are mainstream criticisms: Roman coins found in Texas....
  • Archeological Mysteries: Connecticut "Boat" Cairn

    04/14/2002 5:53:03 AM PDT · by Hellmouth · 3 replies · 484+ views
    Science Frontiers Online ^ | Mar-April 1987 | William Corliss
    CONNECTICUT "BOAT" CAIRN An unusual, large stone cairn is located atop Rattlesnake Hill in Connecticut's Natchang State Forest. At an elevation of 640 feet, it commands an almost 360° view. Its long axis is aligned with the Pole Star. The cairn seems to have been constructed according to some plan rather than just being a deposit of cleared stones. One's first impression is that it resembles a boat. Could it be a Norse "ship burial" such as found in Europe? It is impossible to prove such a conjecture without tearing the cairn apart. (Whittall, James P., II; "The 'Boat"...