Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pigeon held in India on suspicion of spying

A pigeon is being held under armed guard in India on suspicion of being on a secret spying mission for Pakistan.

The culprit was found to have a ring around its foot and a Pakistan address and telephone number stamped on its body. Officials have stated that nobody is allowed to visit the bird.

Indian police are holding a pigeon under armed guard after it was caught on an alleged spying mission for arch rivals and neighbours Pakistan, according to reports in local media.

Prayers really can heal the sick, study finds

Controversial new research conducted by a team at Indiana university has suggested that prayer really can heal.

The study was lead by Professor Candy Gunther Brown and appeared to show that patients' hearing and vision improved when a healing practitioner prayed for them however experts at the National Secular Society have claimed that the study was religiously motivated and that the results were "highly suspect".

The power of prayer really can help to heal the sick, an international study has found - especially if the well-wisher is standing near the person they are praying for.

Hayabusa 2 will seek the origins of life in space

A successor to Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft could launch as early as 2014 to explore the origins of life.

Hayabusa 2 like its predeccessor will visit an asteroid but this time it will be a much larger one and the mission will be geared towards finding organic molecules that might have seeded our planet with life.

A new-and-improved successor to the troubled Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa – which finally returned a capsule to Earth earlier this year – could launch as soon as 2014. Hayabusa 2 would then be expected to return in 2020, bearing clues to the origin of life on Earth.

The man who 'sees' Virgin Mary every day

In the small village of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina the Virgin Mary has reportedly appeared every day.

The reports started in 1981 when six children said they'd seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary on a hillside, ever since then it has been seen regularly - one local man even claims to see her on a daily basis.

For almost 30 years, the Virgin Mary has been said to appear daily in Medjugorje - a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Six children first reported the apparition in June 1981, and although the Vatican has not yet recognised the miracle, it has not discouraged the faithful. The village is the fastest-growing Catholic pilgrimage site in the world.

Neptune nears end of first orbit since discovery

The planet Neptune is nearing the end of its first complete orbit since it was discovered in 1846.

Neptune was first discovered when observations of Uranus placed the orbit outside the path predicted by astronomers, it was then that the presence of another planet was predicted and the astronomer Johann Galle first observed it through a telescope.

The planet Neptune was in opposition — when the sun, Earth, and a planet fell in a straight line on Aug. 20. The planet will be exactly opposite the sun in the sky, being highest in the sky at local midnight. Usually this is also the point where the planet is closest to the Earth.

'Terror bird' was prize fighter

'Terror bird' was prize fighter

Posted on Friday, 20 August, 2010 | 3 comments

These giant, flightless birds that roamed South America 50 million years ago would have been fearsome predators.

New research has unveiled the facts behind the terror birds' huge and powerful beaks that would have been capable of delivering a deadly blow to their victims.

They are popularly called "terror birds", and with good reason. The giant, flightless beasts that roamed South America for more than 50 million years following the demise of the dinosaurs were fearsome predators.

Is The Dramatic Increase In Volcano Eruptions Happening Because We Are Getting Closer To 2012?

All of a sudden, volcanoes all over the globe have been violently erupting. In fact, some volcanoes that have been dormant for generations have been springing to life. So what are we to make of all this? The truth is that nobody knows for certain why so many volcanoes are suddenly so active. Could the dramatic increase in volcano eruptions be happening because we are getting closer to 2012? It is very hard to say. The truth is that what is going to happen in 2012 is one of the greatest unexplained mysteries of the world. Fortunately, we only have a couple years to wait until we find out what 2012 is going to hold for us. Meanwhile, those who are projecting massive earth changes in the year 2012 are pointing to these volcano eruptions as indications that we had better get prepared. Many believe that as we pass through the galactic plane in 2012 that we will see earth changes that are absolutely unprecedented. There are even many that believe that the earth will experience a catastrophic pole shift in the year 2012.

Others point to the dramatic increase in volcano eruptions and earthquakes as a sign that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled. In Matthew 24:7-8, it tells us this about the last days....

"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains."

Well, the truth is that whatever you believe there is no denying that the level of volcanic activity that we are experiencing right now is absolutely stunning....

*The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano made headlines all over the globe, and it caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of the giant ash cloud that it produced.

*Scientists are warning that a second, much larger volcano in Iceland named Katla is showing signs that it may be about to erupt.

*A volcano known as Tungurahua (The "Throat of Fire") came to life last Friday morning, 130 kilometres southeast of Ecuador's capital, Quito, and exploded continuously through the night.

*Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, 50 kilometres south of Guatemala City, began erupting on Thursday afternoon.

*U.S. officials said on Monday that the rapid eruption of an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean has exhaled a steam and ash cloud in the air and left a trail of debris on the surface of the water near Sarigan Island in the Northern Mariana Islands.

*Costa Rica's Arenal volcano erupted recently, spewing geysers of lava, ash and toxic gases from its crater and forcing the evacuation of the national park where it is located.

*But it just isn't volcano eruptions that are increasing. We all know about the horrific earthquakes that happened in Haiti and Chile, and it is being reported that earthquakes are up 151 percent in 2010.

The reality is that we are seeing earth changes that are absolutely unprecedented in our lifetimes.

As we get closer to 2012 will these earth changes become even more dramatic?

Hopefully that is not the case, but there is no denying that the earth is starting to tremble.

So let us hope for the best and prepare for the worst. If all of this shaking keeps happening we could be headed into some very interesting times indeed.

A Link between Mesopotamia and Americas?

Some researchers reject the dogmatic idea that the New World was isolated prior to 1492. There is some compelling evidence that the ancient peoples from Mesopotamia may have crossed the Atlantic ages before Columbus.

The images below represent very much the same religious symbolism. Also, please notice the object held by the deity (it looks the same).

Mythic Olmec figure with Jaguar mask on Quetzalcoatle, sculpture from the ancient Olmec site of La Venta (Mexico). Olmecs are considered to be the oldest Meso American Culture.

External link: The Olmecs

Holding a cone or sponge in his right hand and a bucket in his left, this genie is performing a ritual involving the Assyrian sacred tree. The sacred tree was an extremely important symbol in the palace of Ashurnasirpal, appearing on reliefs in virtually every room of the palace. It was also used in textile patterns, on stamp and cylinder seals, and in ivory carvings. It represented both the king and Ashur, the chief god of Assyria, and was also a symbol of the fertility of the land.

Cylinder seal with the solar disk of Ashur,
anointing with two eagle-headed gods before the Tree of Life.

Winged Eagle-Headed Being (Genie); Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–859 B.C.)Mesopotamia;
excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Alabaster (gypsum)

Alabaster relief from Nimroud, in the Louvre. Drawing, offering by the god, by Saint-Elme Gautier. In Egyptian mythology Horus, the son of Osiris, is shown as a hawk and a winged solar disk.

Winged Genie. Iraq, from Nimrud (Kalhu), Northwest Palace, Room L. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashur-nasir-pal II, circa 883–859 B.C. Alabaster, 93 1/16 x 80 13/16 in. (236.3 x 205.3 cm).
The Brooklyn Museum

Bearded, Winged Being (Genie)
; Neo-Assyrian period,
reign of Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–859 B.C.)Mesopotamia;
excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). Alabaster (gypsum)

Mysterious Alignment

Another puzzle is mysterious alignment of world's ancient sites. Easter Island is exactly aligned along a straight line around the center of the Earth, with the Nazca lines, Ollantaytambo and the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Other world wonders that are within one tenth of one degree of this alignment include: Perseopolis, the capital city of ancient Persia; Mohenjo Daro, the ancient capital city of the Indus Valley; the Oracle of Zeus-Amon at Siwa; and the lost city of Petra. The Ancient Sumarian city of Ur and Angkor temples in Cambodia and Thailand are within one degree of latitude of this alignment.

The alignment of these sites is easily observable on a globe of the Earth with a horizon ring. If you line up any two of these sites on the horizon ring, all of the sites will be right on the horizon ring. 3-D world atlas software programs can also draw this line around the Earth. Start on the Equator, at the mouth of the Amazon River, at 48° 36' West Longitude; go to 30° 22' North Latitude, 41° 24' East Longitude, in the Middle East, which is the maximum latitude the line touches; then go to the Equator at 131° 24' East Longitude, near the Northwest tip of New Guinea; then to 30° 22' South Latitude, 138° 36' West Longitude, in the South Pacific; and then back to 48° 36' West Longitude, at the Equator.

Centered on:

0.00° N
48° 36' W

30° 22' N
41° 24' E

0.00° N
131° 24' E

30° 22' S
138° 36' W

The circumference of this line around the center of the Earth is 24,892 miles. Along this line, the great circle distance from the Great Pyramid to Ollantaytambo is 7,472 miles, 30.0% of the circumference. Ollantaytambo is 2,579 miles from Easter Island, 10.3%. Easter Island is 10,096 miles from Angkor Wat, 40.6%. Angkor Wat is 2,490 miles from Mohenjo Daro, 10.0%. Mohenjo Daro is 2255 miles from from the Great Pyramid, 9.1%. In addition to calculating the distances between these sites as a percentage of the circumference of the Earth, the distances may also be calculated in degrees of the 360° circumference, by multiplying the percentage by 3.6. For example, the Great Pyramid is 108° away from Ollantaytambo. Near Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu is within one quarter of a degree and Cuzco is within one third of a degree of the alignment.

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New robot to reach hidden Pyramid chamber :

A new robot has been developed that will attempt to reach a sealed chamber within the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The specially designed robot will attempt to move along a small shaft and drill through two stone doors believed to seal a chamber that has remained hidden away for over 4,000 years.

Brazil Air Force to record UFO sightings:

Brazil's Air Force has been ordered by its government to officially record any sightings of UFOs.

The information will be stored in the national archives and made available to researchers, the reports will include sightings, photographs and videos of anything unusual spotted in the skies over the country.

Brazil's government has ordered its air force to officially record any sighting of unidentified flying objects. A government decree said all military and civilian pilots as well as air traffic controllers should register any UFO sightings with the national aerospace defence command..

Stephen Hawking: "It's time to leave Earth."

Stephen Hawking has said that mankind must leave Earth within a century or face becoming extinct.

"Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth, are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill," he said.

Mankind must look to colonize outer space within the next century or it will become extinct, renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking warned the Big Think website yesterday. Professor Hawking said the human race is entering an increasingly dangerous period of its history.

The Unexplained Mystery Of The Alien Structure On The Far Side Of The Moon

Is there an extraterrestrial structure on the far side of the moon? That is the controversial question that many are now asking. This website, Mysteries Of The World, does not claim to have all the answers. But we are not afraid to ask the hard questions. The video posted below, if true, is quite shocking. But as always, we must temper our enthusiasm with the reality that it is just so easy to fake things these days. There are a whole lot of rumors and claims about the far side of the moon, but it just seems to difficult to substantiate them. With that being said, the video below is definitely eyebrow raising. If there is evidence of extraterrestrial architecture on the far side of the moon that would have huge implications for the history of the solar system.

So just what does the video posted below show?

It contains pictures of the far side of the Moon around the rim of the Zeeman Crater. Pictures from the 1960s taken by the Lunar Orbiter Program are compared to pictures from today.

The pictures from the 1960s appear to show a very unusual structure on the far side of the Moon, but the pictures from today show no trace of it.

So exactly what is going on here?

Is this evidence of a coverup?

Is the discrepancy the result of a technical glitch?

Is someone hoaxing us?

A Link between Egypt and Americas?

According to the official view there was no contact between the Old World and the New World before Columbus. Yet numerous similarities have been found that suggest a link between Egypt and the Americas:

  • Both have huge pyramids, aligned to the cardinal points

  • Both have structures built with megalithic stones and extremely fine joints

  • Both exhibit intriguing bumps on many unfinished stone blocks (Picture 1)

  • Both employed a unique style of construction using "L" shaped corners

  • Both use the same style of metal clamps to hold the huge stones in place

  • Both used the process of mummification to preserve and honor their dead

These compelling similarities suggest that both ancient cultures were influenced by a sophisticated common source.

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Mysteries of the World

Supernatural mysteries, unexplained phenomena and unsolved puzzles. In this section of my site I will collect strange and unusual myths, legends and eye witness accounts that may stretch your view of reality! I will give my own unique perspective on each mystery as I get the time.

Articles by James Barton


Mysterious Entities
Mysterious Events
Mysterious Artifacts
Mysterious Structures

Mysterious Entities Top Menu

Spring Heeled Jack
Spring Heeled Jack was a mysterious entity who plagued Victorian London and other parts of England. Who, or what, was he?

The Lam Entity
A Supernatural Entity contacted by the magician Aliester Crowley.

The Mothman
A bat like humanoid with large red glowing eyes. Many witnesses in the USA.

The Lock Ness Monster
A lake monster in Scotland?

The Kraken
A super giant squid or something more sinister?

The Yeti
Last of an ancient race?

The Chupacabra
The Goat Sucker-an experiment gone wrong?

The Mongolian Death Worm
A deadly creature lurking in the vast Gobi Desert?

Pterodactyl like flying lizards in the Congo?

Mysterious Powers
A list of mysterious powers claimed by various human beings throughout history.

Mysterious Events Top Menu

The "Exchange of Souls"
An out of print book may be the key to mysterious powers.

Case of the Hacker
My site was hacked by persons unkown and a message in a foreign language was left.

Case of the Chinese Rocket
Did the Chinese encode a numerological secret in their first manned spaceflight.

The Tunguska Event
An alien space craft exploded causing massive damage in Russia?

The Roanoke Island Mystery
What happened to the people of Roanoke Island and what does their cryptic message mean?

Mysterious Artifacts Top Menu

A Shape Shifting Artifact
A strange shape and color changing artifact of unkown origin.

Siribhoovalaya: Book of Books
An amazing ancient book who's secrets are still being decoded to this day.

Case of the Grooved Spheres
Strange metalic grooved spheres have been found in African mines at depths suggesting they were artificially created millions of years ago.

Case of the Dropa Stones
Strange stone discs found in the Himalan Mountains, said to be of alien origin.

Case of the Ica Stones
Hundreds of ceremonial burial stones in the tombs of the ancient Incas. Many depict anamalous scenes such as brain surgury and dinasaurs indicating that they originate from an advanced ancient civilization.

Case of the Baghdad Battery
An ancient battery found in Baghdad. Did the ancients know the secret of electricity?

Mystery of the Antikythera Mechanism
A perplexing artifact was recovered by sponge-divers from a shipwreck in 1900.

Case of the Coso Artifact
A metal and ceramic artificial object found encased in an ancient rock. What is it and how did it get there?

Mystery of the Crystal Skulls
Ancient Skulls associated with a prophecy.

The Holy Grail
What is the meaning behind the myth?

The Salzburg Cube
A metal cube found embedded in coal millions of years old?

The Morrisonville Enigma
A gold chain embedded in coal.

The Spear of Destiny
What forbidden power is contained in the Spear of Destiny?

Mysterious Structures Top Menu

Case of the Nasca Lines
Strange lines.

Mystery of the Coral Castle
A unique Stucture created by Edward Leedskalnin in the 1920s with some unusual properties and history.

The Stone Henge Mystery
What was the purpose of the impressive ancient stone circle on Salisbury Plain, Britain, and who created it?

The Devils Tower Mystery
What lies beneath the Devil's Tower.

The Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid.

The Easter Island Heads
What was the original purpose of the huge stone heads on Easter Island?