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  • The old lignite skull

    01/22/2003 12:45:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies · 1,007+ views
    Fortean Times Issue FT 139 ^ | November 2000 | Michel Granger & Francois De Sarre
    The old lignite skull ANOTHER MYSTERY SKULL... THIS TIME AN ANCIENT EUROPEAN WHICH, SAY FRANCOIS DE SARRE AND MICHEL GRANGER, COULD CHALLENGE THE OFFICIAL VIEW OF HUMAN ORIGINS. 0fficially, the origin of the first true Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) dates back 2.5 million years. Before this time lived other hominids whose bones cannot be confused with those of Homo's lineage. Against this background, we have the 2oo-year old enigma of an 'impossibly' ancient humanoid skull from the mining town of Freiberg, in Saxony, Germany, which, if verified, could be more than 10 million years old - far older than...
  • Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna

    01/21/2003 4:27:46 PM PST · by vannrox · 99 replies · 1,799+ views
    Unknown Country ^ | 21-Jul-2001 | WHITLEY STRIEBER
    Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna 21-Jul-2001 Between 1962 and 1979 the NSF Polar Research Vessel Object Photographed by USNS Eltanin Eltanin surveyed Antarctic waters, studying the ocean and ocean bottom. In 1964, the ship photographed an unusual object at a depth of 13,500 feet. At the time, there was no submarine that could have carried a piece of technology to this depth. The object appears to be a pole rising from the ocean floor with twelve spokes radiating from it, each ending in a sphere. The spokes are at fifteen degree angles to each other. It is located approximately 1,000...
  • Contemporary African Pterodactyls?

    01/21/2003 3:31:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 34 replies · 2,477+ views
    Strange ARK ^ | FR Post 1-20-03 | M.D.W. Jeffreys, M.A., Ph.D.
    Cryptozoology, BioForteana, Zoological Oddities, Unusual Natural History Cryptozoology FilesAfrican PterodactylsM.D.W. Jeffreys, M.A., Ph.D. In September, 1939, the West African Review contained an article "Living Monster or Fabulous.Animal?" Readers will recollect that some years earlier there had been a type of "Challenger Expedition" into Central Africa to search the Iruwuni forests of the Belgian Congo for a huge, mysterious, antedeluvian monster. "Is the Brontosauros still alive in the morasses of the Congo?" were the headlines in some of the London papers. No report of the traces of any such monsters ever appeared, and I was not surprised. I had been...
  • Man as old as Coal? (Why are the test results dismissed without reason?)

    01/20/2003 2:55:58 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies · 1,251+ views
    Ed Conrad web site ^ | VARIOUS - FR post 1-15-03 | Ed Conrad
    Man as Old as Coal? Are Scientists afraid of Ed Conrad? Wrote Bill O'Brien: "There was a time when Conrad regarded the integrity of the scientific establishment as beyond reproach. But after seven years of dealing with paleontologists and archaeologists, he said he has found them to be a devious and untrustworthy bunch whose actions in relation to him have been downright dishonest and deceitful." "Conrad believes his discovery has frightened members of the archeological/ paleontological establishment out of their wits. They dread the truth, he says, because they know their cozy little clique will be gone with the...
  • Gaelic-speaking 'ghost' caught on recording

    01/17/2003 5:47:07 PM PST · by vannrox · 59 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Fri 17 Jan 2003 | CLAIRE SMITH
    Fri 17 Jan 2003 Gaelic-speaking 'ghost' caught on recording CLAIRE SMITH NEW evidence of ghosts in Edinburgh’s underground city have been recorded on tape by a radio producer. Debbie McPhail claims to have made a recording of a ghoulish voice hissing the words: "Get out" or "Go away" in Gaelic. Mrs McPhail described herself as "a cynical person by nature" - but said she had no explanation for the ghostly voice. The otherworldly voice ruined a recording she was making in Edinburgh underground vaults with the former rugby international Norrie Rowan, who owns a section of the underground city....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-14-03

    01/14/2003 5:08:41 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 197+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-14-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 14 0313-192: The Wrong Galaxy Credit: W. Keel (Univ. Alabama), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.), F. Owen (NRAO), AUI,NSF, NASA Explanation: Centered above is distant galaxy 0313-192, some one billion light-years away. Radio emission from the galaxy has been mapped by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array and is shown in red, composited with a visible light image from the Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced...
  • Your favorite Obscure Store stories of 2001. (Strange but True - Favorites)

    12/15/2002 5:57:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 355+ views
      Your favorite Obscure Store stories of 2001 JIM ROMENESKO: Many of my favorite stories of '01 have already been mentioned, but here are a few others: > Man jailed for saying his McNuggets were "shit" > Man arrested for having sex with chicken at motel > Condom in toothpaste leads to man's heart attack > Student's pants catch fire during drama skit CRAIG STAFFORD: The articles linked on Romenesko always brighten my day. The Darwin Awards have nothing on these people! You are everything Jay Leno's HEADLINES should be if, oh say, Leno didn't suck so badly (and...
  • Is rhyme a crime of judicial decorum when people implore 'em?

    12/08/2002 9:26:22 AM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 385+ views
    Pitsburgh post-gazette ^ | 12-8-2002 | Brian O'Neill
    Is rhyme a crime of judicial decorum when people implore 'em? Sunday, December 08, 2002 It seems more a question for Jerry Springer than for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A 45-year-old multimillionaire meets a 17-year-old girl working in a ski shop. They begin a two-year courtship. He gives her a car, a couple of credit cards and sets her up in an apartment. Finally he proposes, handing her an engagement ring -- with a fake diamond. They get married, but not before she signs a prenuptial agreement. She agrees that about all she'll keep after a divorce is $3,500 for...
  • Excavations at Karnak Temple complex... with rewarding results.

    11/28/2002 7:36:37 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 ^ | FR Post 11-27-2002 | Nevine El- Aref
      21 - 27 November 2002 Issue No. 613Heritage Current issuePrevious issueSite map Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Send a letter to the Editor Recommend this page Print-friendly Fruitful seasons Excavations at Karnak Temple complex have been focusing on areas hitherto little explored, with rewarding results. Nevine El-Aref takes a look Priests of the first millennium BC resided in the area beyond the fourth pylon of the Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. It is here and at the temenos (outer temple) wall built by the same Pharaoh, the Osirian zone, and the courtyard between the eighth and ninth...
  • BioWar - (VERY unusual and interesting article on secret NSA developments...)

    11/25/2002 5:25:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Wired Magazine Archives ^ | FR Post 11-25-2002 (Issue 4.11 - Nov 1996 ) | Ed Regis
    Issue 4.11 - Nov 1996 BioWar Wake-up call! Some of the world's farthest-out, cutting-edge, and high-technodazzle biotech thinking is now being done not by scientists and academics, but by the military. By Ed Regis On May 9 1996, by email, I received an invitation to attend a biotechnology workshop at the Army War College. The combination did not add up - not immediately. The biotech industry, after all, was engaged mainly in making new drugs or making old ones by new methods: you fiddled with the genes of certain microorganisms and tricked them into producing insulin, human growth hormone,...
  • Breaking the Law of Gravity

    11/25/2002 5:15:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies · 3,720+ views
    Wired Magazine Archives ^ | FR Post 11-25-2002 (Issue 6.03 - Mar 1998 ) | By Charles Platt
    Issue 6.03 - Mar 1998 Breaking the Law of Gravity By Charles Platt Skeptics had a field day when a scientist claimed in 1996 that gravity could be negated. Now his findings are being investigated in laboratories worldwide. In 1996, Russian émigré scientist Eugene Podkletnov was about to publish a peer-reviewed article in the respected British Journal of Physics-D - proving, he claimed, that gravity could be negated. Then a London newspaper publicized his conclusions, and the skeptics had a field day. Everyone knew you couldn't mess with the law of gravity - Einstein himself had said so. Podkletnov...
  • Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs

    10/24/2002 1:32:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 100 replies · 1,069+ views
    Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs CHAPEL HILL -- To make an omelet, you need to break some eggs. Not nearly so well known is that breaking eggs also can lead to new information about the evolution of birds and dinosaurs, a topic of hot debate among leading biologists. Drs. Alan Feduccia and Julie Nowicki of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have done just that. They opened a series of live ostrich eggs at various stages of development and found what they believe is proof that birds could not have descended...
  • 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...
  • A site in Oregon could shake America's view of history, says Sanjida O'Connell

    10/19/2002 10:11:55 AM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies · 620+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 10-19-2002 | Sanjida O'Connell
    Archaeologists split hairs over first arrivalsA site in Oregon could shake America's view of history, says Sanjida O'Connell Sanjida O'Connell Thursday October 17, 2002The GuardianWoodburn is a small agricultural town in the US state of Oregon. Next to the high school is Mammoth Park. It sounds cheesy, but Mammoth Park is a paleoarchaeological site whose findings could shake America's view of her history. In suitably prosaic fashion, the site was discovered in 1987, when local authorities tried to install a sewer line. At depths of 5m, workers found huge bones, but said nothing and took them home. Now, Mammoth Park...

    10/12/2002 6:55:14 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies · 2,685+ views
    Drudge Link to Rapid City Journal ^ | 10-12-2002 | By Denise Ross, Journal Staff Writer
    Possible voter fraud worker named By Journal staff and AP Officials for the South Dakota Democratic Party responded Friday to allegations of voter-registration fraud, saying that two invalid absentee ballot applications now under investigation were submitted by an independent contractor with the Democratic Party. The contractor was identified as Becky Red Earth- Villeda, who also goes by the name Maka Duta. She was fired after the invalid applications were discovered, according to a news release from the Democratic Party. Associated Press attempts to reach Red Earth-Villeda on Friday were unsuccessful. The Dewey County auditor had notified party officials Oct. 3...
  • The Pyramid mystery

    10/12/2002 8:27:02 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 1,079+ views
    Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 ^ | 10 - 16 October 2002 | Nevine El-Aref
    The Pyramid mystery There is much speculation about the Great Pyramid and why its design followed such an elaborate pattern. Nevine El-Aref studies the options. The Giza Pyramids: do they mirror the stars? The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza has been in the limelight again. This time attention is focusing on one of its lingering questions: why were small shafts built into its structure, and what is behind the so-called "blocking stone"? While probing last month with a pint-sized robot inside the southern shaft leading from the Pyramid's Queen's Chamber -- broadcast live on television -- the National...
  • Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea!

    10/12/2002 8:19:23 AM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies · 642+ views
    UPI ^ | Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM | (Reported by Charles Choi, UPI Science News, in New York)
    Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea UPI Science News From the Science & Technology Desk Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Royal Swedish Navy said Tuesday it has discovered an underwater mystery shipwreck with skulls littering its centuries-old wooden decks. The sailing ship, which marine archaeologists think is more than 200 years old, was found standing upright on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The reason for why it sank is so far an enigma, because its hull and masts remain perfectly intact. "We don't have any clues whatsoever right now on what made...
  • Sand-covered Huns city unearthed

    10/12/2002 8:10:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 368+ views
    China Daily ^ | 10-9-2002
    Sand-covered Huns city unearthed! 10/08/2002 XI'AN: Chinese archaeologists recently discovered a unique, ancient city which has lain covered by desert sands for more than 1,000 years. It is the first ruined city of the Xiongnu (Huns) ever found, said Dai Yingxin, a well-known Chinese archaeologist. The Xiongnu was a nomadic ethnic group, who for 10 centuries were tremendously influential in northern China. The unearthed city occupies 1 square kilometre in Jingbian County, in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, adjacent to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north of the country. It is believed that the city was built by more...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-10-02

    10/10/2002 1:16:53 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 382+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-10-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 October 10 Dusty Environs of Eta Carinae Credit: MSX, IPAC, NASA Explanation: Eta Car is a massive star, but it's not as bright as it used to be. Now only easily visible in binoculars or a small telescope, Eta Carinae has a history of spectacular flaring and fading behavior. In fact, in April of 1843 Eta Car briefly became second only to Sirius as the brightest star...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-03-02

    10/02/2002 11:54:06 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 282+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-03-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 October 3 V838 Mon: Mystery Star Credit: Lisa Crause (Univ. Cape Town), Warrick Lawson (Australian Defence Force Academy) Explanation: A leading candidate for the most mysterious star found in recent times is variable star V838 Monocerotis. At a distance of about 8,000 light-years, V838 Mon was discovered to be in outburst in January of this year. Initially thought to be a familiar type of classical nova, astronomers...