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  • Ghostly ships filled with dead bodies arrive on Japan’s shores

    12/01/2015 1:18:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | November 30, 2015 | CNN
    An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan’s shores. Over the past two months, at least eight wooden boats have been found in the Sea of Japan on or near the coast, carrying a chilling cargo — the decaying bodies of 20 people, Japan’s coast guard told CNN. ll of the bodies were badly decomposed and “partially skeletonized” — two were found without heads — and one boat contained six skulls, the coast guard said. The first boat was found in October, then a series of boats in late November. Coast guard officials are now trying to unravel the riddle...
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 73 replies
    DailyMail.com UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery

    05/24/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    **SNIP** Much like Clintons speech to Salesforce, the former secretary of states speech isnt available online nor would ISRI give video upon request. The speech of ISRIs 2015 convention speaker, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, appears on the companys YouTube page, but Bill Clintons 2009 speech to the same group does not. But such is the case for almost all of Hillary Clintons paid speeches from 2014 though most were given to massive audiences, almost none are available in their entirety online. Whats clear is that most, if not all, of the companies and organizations that hired Hillary...
  • What IS this strange sound from the sky? Noise heard across the globe for nearly a DECADE...

    05/17/2015 5:06:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 146 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 17, 2015 | John Hutchinson
    Full Title: What IS this strange sound from the sky? Noise heard across the globe for nearly a DECADE - but nobody has an explanation One woman in Canada has recorded chilling sounds several times At its strongest, eerie noises sounds like a trumpet Similar outbursts have been captured on countries around the world including the U.S., Ukraine, Germany and Belarus One man in the U.S. says he woke up screaming after hearing the soundsA mysterious noise from the sky is continuing to baffle people all over the world - as well as giving those who hear it sleepless...
  • Four episodes of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' coming to TPT

    03/14/2015 7:35:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-14-15 | Amy Carlson Gustafson
    Way before people were making fun of TV shows via Twitter, the guys from "Mystery Science Theater 3000" were on TV making fun of movies. Really bad movies. Now the cult comedy favorite is returning to the small screen thanks to Twin Cities Public Television. That's right, the irreverent show is public TV fare. TPT will be airing four classic episodes of the beloved low-budget show starting on March 21 (10 p.m.) and for the three following Saturdays. Fans of the "MST3K," which started in the Twin Cities at KTMA in the late '80s before moving to Comedy Central (originally...
  • Utah officers say mysterious voice called them to rescue baby trapped inside car

    03/10/2015 9:52:48 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2015 | Unatributed
    Four police officers rushing to an overturned car in an icy Utah river say they all heard the same thing: a mysterious female voice calling out Help, from inside the vehicle. But the driver of the car was dead and her 18-month-old daughter, while still alive, couldnt have been the speaker. It was a mystery that continues to haunt the officers and may never be explained.
  • Utah officers heard mysterious voice that led them to infant

    03/09/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Joel Landau
    The Utah officers cannot explain it, but a mysterious voice that appeared to come from a wrecked car led them to the rescue of an unconscious 18-month-old baby that had been trapped for 14 hours.
  • Is This Picture a 'Seed' Sent to Earth by Aliens? Scientists Discover Mysterious Organism

    03/01/2015 1:26:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 107 replies
    SundayExpress ^ | January 25, 2015 | Nathan Rao
    Some scientists believe this is a seed sent to earth by aliens The never-before seen image shows a microscopic metal globe spewing out biological material feared to be an infectious agent. Though the origin or purpose of the mysterious sphere is uncertain, experts say it could contain genetic material - the precursor to life. They sensationally claim it could have been designed by an intelligent species to seed and propagate alien life on Earth. It is the first time anything like this has been seen and points not only to the existence of extra-terrestrial life, but to complex and...
  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/23/2015 12:02:59 PM PST · by Windflier · 109 replies
    Tea Party Command Center ^ | November 3, 2014 | Unknown
    It will be interesting to see what they put in his "Presidential Library" about his early years, when he is out of office. In a country where we take notice of many, many facets of our public figures' lives, doesn't seem odd that there's so little we know about our current president, Barack Obama. For example, we know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery; Abe Lincoln never went to school; Jack Kennedy wore a back brace; Harry Truman played the piano. As Americans, we enjoy knowing details about our newsmakers, but none...
  • Mysteries and Paradoxes of Evangelization A Meditation on a Passage from the Gospel of Mark

    02/04/2015 8:17:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Mysteries and Paradoxes of Evangelization – A Meditation on a Passage from the Gospel of Mark By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the Church throughout the world today, we are rightly more focused on evangelization. It is “job one,” and Jesus could not have been clearer: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you (Matt 28:18-20).However, even as we become more serious and practical about effective ways of evangelization, we must also remember the...
  • Unraveling the Nature and Identity of the Green Man

    01/28/2015 5:53:57 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 24 replies
    Ancient-Origins.net ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ryan Stone
    An enigma spanning thousands of years, the Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history. Permeating various religious faiths and cultures, the Green Man has survived countless transformations and cultural diversities, enduring in the same relative physical form to this day. Although specifics about his beginnings and his worship are not fully known, due in large part to how far back and to what initial cultures he can be traced to, it is a testament to the widespread reach of his character that he is still remembered and worshipped to this day. The Green Man is most highly...
  • Mystery of Grateful Dead fan missing almost 20 years

    01/15/2015 12:49:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | ap
    Police told local media outlets that the missing man's mother filed a police report Tuesday, saying her son, Jason Callahan, left Myrtle Beach nearly 20 years ago to follow the band the Grateful Dead and hasn't been seen since.
  • Mystery Is Deep and Yet Vertical A Brief Meditation on the Christian Meaning of Mystery

    01/14/2015 8:01:13 AM PST · by Salvation · 58 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-13-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Mystery Is Deep and Yet Vertical – A Brief Meditation on the Christian Meaning of Mystery By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the secular world, a “mystery” is something which baffles or eludes understanding, something which lies undisclosed. And the usual attitude of the world toward mystery is to solve it, to get to the bottom of it, or to uncover it. Mysteries must be overcome! The riddle or “whodunit” must be solved!In the Christian and especially the Catholic world, “mystery” is something a bit different. Here, mystery refers to the fact that there are hidden dimensions in things, people, and situations that...
  • Mysterious booms rattle homes, scare livestock in central Oklahoma; cause unknown

    01/10/2015 7:40:40 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 09, 2015 | AP
    NORMAN, Okla. A spate of mysterious booms has been shaking a city in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey research seismologist Austin Holland says a series of thunderous booms rattled the Norman area at 11:19 a.m. Friday and that numerous more were reported in the same place around the same time Thursday.
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see The Search for Michael Rockefeller Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Is Prayer/Veneration/Worship to Mary Biblical?

    12/14/2014 11:57:21 AM PST · by ealgeone · 6,869 replies
    self | 12-14-14 | ealgeone
    The reason for this article is to determine if the worship/veneration given to Mary by the catholic church is justified from a Biblical perspective. This will be evaluated using the Biblical standard and not mans standard.
  • "Riddles" Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year

    12/07/2014 1:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/7/14 | tyler durden
    Tack disappeared on November 5th... Impeccable. Sporty. Cared for. Successful. Just some qualifications that are attributed to the 52-year-old from the Belgian Geert Tack Haaltert.Geert Tack worked as a private banker for ING and managed portfolios of wealthy clients. The Belgian had a lot of respect in the financial world and was known as an up and top professional. His sudden disappearance was also smashed like a bomb. "If Tack himself was having trouble he has managed to keep it well hidden", say colleagues.Nobody then could have guessed that the man would not return on Wednesday, November 5th to his...
  • The FRiday Night Move - Sleuth (1972)

    11/14/2014 4:04:16 PM PST · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Mystery lovers will, well, love tonight's film. A vain and eccentric mystery novel writer (Lawrence Olivier) invites his wife's lover (Michael Caine) to participate in a game that will resolve the situation to both of their satisfaction. All is not what it seems, however, in this twist-filled tale that will keep you guessing right up to the last scene. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Barefoot Contessa, etc.) In English, with Greek subtitles.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Midnight Lace"(1960)

    11/09/2014 1:07:25 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1960 | David Miller
  • Mysterious feature on Saturn's moon baffles NASA scientists

    09/30/2014 8:38:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 09-30-2014 10:16am ET | Meghan DeMaria
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered a "mysterious feature" on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists are working to determine, what, exactly, this feature might be. NASA reports that the feature is roughly 100 square miles, and it lies in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan's hydrocarbon seas. Cassini's radar has observed the feature twice, but its appearance changed between the two sightings. Scientists suspect the feature's change in appearance could be the result of Titan's changing seasons, which Cassini's current extended mission will monitor. The feature's first sighting was in July 2013, and the radar images depicted a bright spot, which stood out...
  • Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

    08/04/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/14 | Monte Morin
    An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus was manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday. As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life in a special containment unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and missionary Nancy Writebol prepares to be evacuated from Liberia on Tuesday, details began to emerge about a mysterious treatment they were given shortly after they became infected. The drug, which was produced by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., is called ZMapp and has not been evaluated for safety in humans,...
  • Video: Huge Lake Suddenly Appears in Middle of Desert

    08/02/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 02, 2014
    'Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse': Tunisian journalistTunisians are enjoying escaping the heat of summer by swimming in the mystery lake. (Pic @ Instagram) Nobody knows how, when or why yet. The fact is, a lake has mysteriously appeared suddenly in the middle of Tunisian desert. No scientific explanation has been forthcoming as yet for for Gafsa Beach, discovered by shepherds three weeks ago. Authorities have issued a warning, according to a report in the Independent, that the water, which started off a crystalline blue and has since turned a murky green...
  • Witchcraft, white supremacists, meth labs or a family grudge?

    07/22/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Will Payne
    Five years ago Bobby Jamison, Sherilyn Jamison and their six-year-old daughter Madyson mysteriously vanished. It wasn't until more than four years later that their decimated, skeletal remains were found on a remote Oklahoma mountainside, lying side-by-side, face down in the dirt, three miles from their abandoned truck. On Saturday their loved ones held a memorial for the family. The modest but emotional ceremony may have given their family and friends a scrap of comfort - but it did little to end their torment. They still have no real idea what happened to their loved ones in a case that has...
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • Owner Of $300K Lamborghini Found Abandoned, Burned After Crash Near GWB, To Appear In Court

    06/10/2014 3:41:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Police have identified the owner of a high-performance sports car found abandoned burning near the George Washington Bridge. Deankarte E. Ditchfield-Agboh, 33, of Palisades Park, NJ, is the owner of the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago, Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. The Lamborghini was found on fire and unoccupied in the westbound lanes near the bridge toll plaza in Fort Lee early Monday.
  • Police unmask 'mystery pooper' who regularly defecated on Ypsilanti park slides

    05/14/2014 4:38:52 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 8 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Tom Perkins
    Ypsilantis childrens slides are free and clear of feces after the Ypsilanti Police recently identified a suspect in their hunt for the notorious "mystery pooper." Ypsilanti Police Chief Tony DiGiusti confirmed the department made contact with an individual believed to be the mystery pooper who regularly defecated on the same slide in Prospect Park between November and April. DiGiusti said there have been no further incidents since contact was made with the individual and he declined to provide any further details on the case. No charges were brought against the individual. Council Member Pete Murdock, who is also head of...
  • Webdriver Torso YouTube mystery clips' French connection

    05/01/2014 11:07:28 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 01 May 2014 | Stephen Beckett
    On 23 September 2013 at 14:45, YouTube user Webdriver Torso quietly uploaded a video. The mysterious 11-second sequence of red and blue rectangles could easily have been lost, unexplained and unappreciated among YouTube's plethora of kittens and music videos.But 28 minutes later Webdriver uploaded an almost identical video, and another an hour after that, and another, until eight months later - apparently happy with nearly 80,000 clips - they fell silent, with 236 hours of video to their name. Almost all of the uploads follow the same pattern - 10 slides, each with a red rectangle, a blue rectangle and...
  • BREAKING: #MH370 Mystery Deepens Pentagon Bans ALL LEAVE TRAVEL TO DIEGO GARCIA

    04/09/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    The Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    This is weird. This was posted April 4 on the Diego Garcia Passenger Facebook Page. Via RedFlagNews:Malaysian news reported MH370 Captain Zaharie Shahs homemade flight simulator had five runways programmed into the system.The runways included:** Three airports in India and Sri Lanka** One airport in Maldives** One US military base in Diego GarciaThe Malaysian pilot on missing flight MH370 was reportedly a political fanatic who attended the trial of the countrys opposition leader hours before the flight.The Daily Mail reported:
  • Could it be the SR-72? ..mysterious object photographed flying over Texas is spy plane..

    04/02/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ashley Collman and Mark Prigg
    A retired Marine with nearly two decades of aviation experience has stepped forward with a compelling theory about a mysterious plane that was spotted flying over Texas last month. On March 10, photographers Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett took pictures of three puzzling aircraft flying over Amarillo, and posted them online in hopes of identifying the planes. Retired-Marine James Vineyard has submitted one of the more interesting explanations, telling the Houston Chronicle he believes they are SR-72 Blackbirds - a spy plane that can cross the U.S. in less than an hour, unmanned.
  • 'Mystery aircraft' over Texas draws speculation of real spy plane

    03/29/2014 4:03:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    chron.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Carol Christian |
    first time. Aviation Week & Space Technology journalist Bill Sweetman has posted photos taken March 10 by two veteran sky watchers, Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett. In his blog post of March 28, Sweetman writes that he and two Aviation Week editors agree that the photos depict "something real." In other words, these pictures aren't easily explained away by reports of known military flights or the work of someone who got carried away with Photoshop. So what can aviation experts say about the object in the photos? "The photos tell us more about what the mysterious stranger isn't than what...
  • Internet Time Travel Proved

    03/14/2014 8:34:31 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1961 | Harvard Film Corporation
    Make of it what you will...but this proves to me that The Internet does predict the future.
  • Trader kills self in finance worlds latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtowns Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reillys identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • False Leads Plague Search for Plane

    03/10/2014 9:55:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    AP via Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2014 | Staff
    Hunt Is Widened for Lost Malaysian Flight as Frustrations Mount; Debris Proves Unrelated to Jet Three days of fruitless air and sea search for a vanished Malaysia Airlines flight left investigators with no concrete evidence of what happened to the plane or the people aboard. The search area was widened as frustrations mounted across the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam, where the search was concentrated, and in hotels where the families of the missing passengers congregated in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
  • Missing Malaysia airliner: Hunt for clues begins

    03/08/2014 8:35:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Chris Yates, Aviation Expert
    Although it has not been stated explicitly yet, there seems little doubt that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed and probably with great loss of life. Rescue will inevitably turn into recovery - of wreckage and bodies - and the search for clues will begin. --SNIP-- So what might they look for? Weather can almost certainly be ruled out as a cause. Conditions have been described in different ways, but the consensus is that the aircraft was airborne in near-perfect flying conditions. This leaves just two main possibilities - catastrophic mechanical failure or an act of terrorism. Investigators will undoubtedly...
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said we need answers in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...
  • Whats Behind The Growing Pile Of Dead Banker Bodies? Here's a background of some of the dead...

    03/01/2014 8:24:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 02/25/2014 | Bob Livingston
    It’s become a health hazard to be a banker. What evil lurks beneath the pile of bodies?In growing numbers, the bodies of bankers are piling up in the streets — at least eight global financial types in recent weeks (and five others in the past year). And a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal walked out of his house and mysteriously hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks.So what gives? Three of the bankers worked for JPMorgan. One worked for Deutsche Bank AG. Others for companies not so prominent, i.e., not “too big to fail,” but possibly...
  • Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere?

    02/24/2014 5:27:39 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years. Secondly, most of these "suicides" seem to have come out of nowhere and...
  • Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

    02/24/2014 6:17:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/24/14 | tyler durden
    The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.Mr Stuart's background (via The Journal Star), Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with...
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guineas Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heirs disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. Its teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • Drugs on Maersk Ship Where 2 Ex-SEALs Died

    02/21/2014 6:32:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 2/20/14 | Brook Verkakis
    Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44. The Americans were security contractors who were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the ship while berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean. "We are saddened by the tragedy and our thoughts are with the family...
  • A Brief Meditation on Mystery

    01/29/2014 4:49:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Archdiocese Of Washington ^ | January 29, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the secular world a mystery is something which baffles or eludes understanding, something which lies undisclosed. And the usual attitude of the world toward mystery is to resolve it, get to the bottom of, or uncover it. Mysteries must be overcome! The riddle, or who-done-it must be solved!
  • The strange death of Hawaiis Department of Health Director, Loretta Fuddy!

    01/22/2014 12:48:02 PM PST · by iontheball · 1,549 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 18, 2014 | PPSimmons
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Does anybody really know what time it is? A meditation on the mystery of time.

    01/02/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I began our New Years Eve Late Night Mass (Which begins at 11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin this Mass in one year, and end in another. New Years Eve features the mysterious passage from one year to another. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Tuesday to Wednesday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. What time is it? It is 1:15. Simple! But time has mysteries about it.What is time? Some say it is merely a measure of change. But that...
  • Lots Of Poking But No Answers On Whats Blocking 99 Tunnel Drill

    01/02/2014 6:59:23 PM PST · by Windflier · 94 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | Mike Lindblom
    A half-dozen probes have not hit any huge object in front of Bertha, adding to the mystery of whats blocking the stalled Highway 99 tunnel machine.
  • Ancient Spider Rock Art Sparks Archaeological Mystery

    12/21/2013 8:34:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | December 20, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists have discovered a panel containing the only known example of spider rock art in Egypt and, it appears, the entire Old World. The rock panel, now in two pieces, was found on the west wall of a shallow sandstone wadi, or valley, in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's western desert about 108 miles (175 kilometers) west of Luxor. Facing east, and illuminated by the morning sun, the panel is a "very unusual" find, said Egyptologist Salima Ikram, a professor at the American University in Cairo who co-directs the North Kharga Oasis Survey Project. The identification of the creatures...
  • Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County (Texas)

    12/18/2013 6:45:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | December 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM | DREW KAREDES
    According to the health department, all of the patients have had flu-like and/or pneumonia like symptoms. However, all of them have tested negative for the flu. There have been eight confirmed patients ranging in age from 41 to 68. Four of those patients have died.
  • The internet mystery that has the world baffled

    11/25/2013 5:24:19 PM PST · by Chode · 119 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2013 | Chris Bell
    One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in Sweden, was trawling the web, looking for distraction, when he came across a message on an internet forum. The message was in stark white type, against a black background.
  • Arctic mystery fish identified

    11/19/2013 7:40:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:53 PM CT|
    Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network, says the fish some speculated was a goblin shark is actually the mysterious "long-nosed chimaera" mysterious because they're rarely caught.