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Unexplained Archaeological Discoveries

Unexplained Archaeological Discoveries

One of the best things about archaeology is uncovering places, artifacts, and human remains that answer long-held mysteries about our past and our origins. But frequently discoveries are made that do not solve ancient puzzles, but simply raise more questions to be answered. Here we feature ten such discoveries – from indecipherable manuscripts to Frankenstein mummies, and incredible artifacts from unknown civilizations. Some of these mysteries will one day be solved as science and research techniques progress, others will keep their secrets hidden forever.

The Unknown Origins of the Longyou Caves

Located near the village of Shiyan Beicun in Zhejiang province, China, lies the Longyou caves – an extensive, magnificent and rare ancient underground world considered in China as ‘the ninth wonder of the ancient world’. The Longyou grottoes, which are thought to date back at least 2,000 years, represent one of the largest underground excavations of ancient times and are an enduring mystery that have perplexed experts from every discipline that has examined them.

Scientists from around the world in the fields of archaeology, architecture, engineering, and geology have absolutely no idea how they were built, by whom, and why. First discovered in 1992 by a local villager, 36 grottoes have now been discovered covering a massive 30,000 square metres. Carved into solid siltstone, each grotto descends around 30 metres underground and contains stone rooms, bridges, gutters and pools. There are pillars evenly distributed throughout the caves which are supporting the ceiling, and the walls, ceiling and stone columns are uniformly decorated with chisel marks in a series of parallel lines. To date, scientists have not been able to establish who built them, how they were constructed, and why.

The Sound Effects of Malta’s Hypogeum Hal Saflieni

The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni in Malta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is believed to be the oldest prehistoric underground temple in the world. The subterranean structure is shrouded in mystery, from the discovery of elongated skulls to stories of paranormal phenomena. But the characteristic that has been attracting experts from around the globe is the unique acoustic properties found within the underground chambers of the Hypogeum. Although not known for certain, it is believed that the hypogeum was originally used as a sanctuary, possibly for an oracle. It is for this reason that a unique chamber carved out of solid limestone and demonstrating incredible acoustic properties has been called ‘the Oracle Chamber’.

According to William Arthur Griffiths, who wrote ‘Malta and its Recently Discovered Prehistoric Temples’, a word spoken in the Oracle room is “magnified a hundredfold and is audible throughout the entire structure.” It is said that standing in the Hypogeum is like being inside a giant bell. At certain pitches, one feels the sound vibrating in bone and tissue as much as hearing it in the ear. The questions remain – was it intentional? Was the Hypogeum actually designed to enhance amplification? If so, why? Is it possible that the designers of these spaces knew something that modern scientists are just rediscovering?

The Indecipherable Voynich Manuscript

In 1912, a Polish-American book dealer named Wilfrid M. Voynich went to Rome on an acquisitions trip. There he happened upon a trunk that contained a rare 15th century manuscript now known as the Voynich manuscript. Since its appearance, this document—which is now under lock and key at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript library at Yale—has been studied extensively and has stumped even the most successful cryptographers and code breakers. You must be asking yourself why the intrigue? The answer is simple: the book is almost entirely illegible. The author is also unidentified, as is the obscure language used throughout the text. Even many of the illustrations remain enigmatic, as many of the plants portrayed in the book—which are often crudely drawn—are unidentifiable, and the numerous pictures of nude women are involved in inexplicable acts.

The Plain of Megalithic Jars

The Plain of Jars in the Xieng Khouang plain of Laos is one of the most enigmatic sights on Earth. The unusual site of thousands of megalithic stone jars scattered across nearly one hundred sites deep in the mountains of northern Laos has fascinated archaeologists and scientists ever since their discovery in the 1930s. The unusual site known as the Plain of Jars is dated to the Iron Age (500 BC to 500 AD) and is made up of at least 3,000 giant stone jars up to 3 metres tall and weighing several tonnes. Most are made of sandstone but there are others made of much harder granite and limestone. The jars appear to have been manufactured with a degree of knowledge of what materials and techniques were suitable. It is assumed that Plain of Jars’ people used iron chisels to manufacture them although no conclusive evidence for this exists. Little is known of the people who carved the huge containers and the jars themselves give little clue as to their origins or purpose.

The Paracas Elongated Skulls

Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Inca Region, on the south coast of Peru. It is here were Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928 – a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These have come to be known as the ‘Paracas skulls’. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, which are believed to date back around 3,000 years.

It is well-known that most cases of skull elongation are the result of cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding, in which the skull is intentionally deformed by applying force over a long period of time. It is usually achieved by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth. However, while cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it does not alter its volume, weight, or other features that are characteristic of a regular human skull.

Some of the Paracas skulls, however, have a cranial volume that is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two. The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades.

The Ica Stones and their Strange Engravings

It is a rare object that stimulates the curiosity of archaeologists, ancient astronaut theorists, and creationists all at the same time, but the Ica stones have done just that. The Ica stones refer to the momentous collection of more than 15,000 engraved stones which curiously depict clear and detailed dinosaurs, complex medical surgery, and forms of advanced technology such as telescopes.

Most believe the stones are nothing more than an elaborate hoax, while others maintain that they are evidence that an ancient race of humans who possessed advanced technology coexisted with dinosaurs. Today, most maintain that the stones are nothing more than a fraud, however, others suggest that attempts to discredit the stones are merely a way to hide evidence that conflicts with mainstream perspectives. The Ica museum in which the stones are housed remains open to those who would like to interpret the mysteries for themselves.

The Ancient Artifacts of Sanxingdui

Amid the once-tranquil village of Sanxingdui, in a quiet part of Sichuan province in China, a remarkable discovery took place which immediately attracted international attention and has since rewritten the history of Chinese civilisation. Two giant sacrificial pits were unearthed containing thousands of gold, bronze, jade, ivory and pottery artifacts that were so unusual and unlike anything ever found in China before, that archaeologists realised they had just opened the door to an ancient culture dating back between 3,000 and 5,000 years.

The discovery of the artifacts opened up a world of intrigue. The objects included animal-faced sculptures and masks with dragon ears, open mouths and grinning teeth; human-like heads with gold foil masks; decorative animals including dragons, snakes, and birds; a giant wand, a sacrificial altar, a 4-metre tall bronze tree; axes, tablets, rings, knives, and hundreds of other unique items. However, by far the most striking findings were dozens of large bronze masks and heads represented with angular human features, exaggerated almond-shaped eyes, straight noses, square faces, and huge ears, features which don’t reflect those of Asian people. The discovery of Sanxingdui shocked the world, but the history of the artifacts remains a mystery. Only the contents of two solitary pits reflect their immemorial and brilliant civilisation – no other artifacts like them have ever been found since. There are no historical records, and no ancient texts that speak of them, leaving experts asking what the purpose of the objects was, where the culture came from, and where they went after burying their most precious treasures.

The Giant Spheres of Costa Rica

Many will be familiar with the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where a giant stone sphere nearly crushes Indiana Jones to death. While everyone recognises the movie as a work of fiction, the giant ancient stone spheres are not. While clearing the jungle for banana plantations in 1940 in Costa Rica’s Diquis Delta region, employees of the United Fruit Company uncovered numerous large stone spheres partly buried in the forest floor.

Around 300 spheres are known to exist, with the largest weighing 16 tonnes and measuring eight feet in diameter, and the smallest being no bigger than a basketball. Almost all of them are made of granodiorite, a hard, igneous stone. Since their discovery the true purpose of the spheres, which still eludes experts, has been the subject of speculation ranging from theories about the balls being navigational aids, to relics related to Stonehenge, the product of an unknown ancient civilization or visits from extraterrestrials.

Part of the mystery surrounds the way in which they were created as the near-perfect spheres appear to have come from a quarry that was more than 50 miles away and they were created in a time in which metal tools had apparently not been invented yet. However, the biggest mystery remains what they were used for. The people who made them didn’t leave any written record and there no myths or legends or other stories that are told by the indigenous people of Costa Rica about why the spheres were made.

The Stone Head of Guatemala

Over half a century ago, deep in the jungles of Guatemala, a gigantic stone head was uncovered. The face had fine features, thin lips and large nose and its face was directed up at the sky. Unusually, the face demonstrated Caucasian features which were not consistent with any of the pre-Hispanic races of America.

The discovery rapidly attracted attention, but just as quickly it slipped away into the pages of forgotten history. News of the discovery first emerged when Dr Oscar Rafael Padilla Lara, a doctor of philosophy, lawyer and notary, received a photograph of the head in 1987 along with a description that the photograph was taken in the 1950s by the owner of the land where the head was found and that it was located “somewhere in the jungles of Guatemala”. Upon tracking down the site some ten years later, Dr Padilla was devastated to find the site had been obliterated by revolutionaries. To date, no one knows where it came from, who made it, and why.

The ‘Frankenstein’ Mummies of Scotland

In 2001, a team of archaeologists found four skeletons at an archaeological site on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. At first, it appeared to be a typical Bronze Age discovery, but the researchers soon discovered that the finding was far from normal. The skeletons, one male and one female, were buried in the foetal position. Initial tests revealed that the male had died in around 1600 BC and the female had died in approximately 1300 BC. However, some ten years later, further DNA examination of the remains led to a startling discovery – the two skeletons were actually made up of body parts from six different individuals. In the ‘male skeleton’, the torso, skull and neck, and lower jaw belonged to three separate men, and the ‘female skeleton’ is a composite formed from a male skull, a female torso, and the arm of a third person whose gender had not been determined.

Carbon dating revealed that the skull of the ‘female’ mummy is 50 to 200 years older than the torso. It appears that the mummies were made up of parts from people in the same families and then put together like a jigsaw to make it look like they were just one person. Archaeologists have no idea why the remains were mummified and then mixed together. However, Parker Pearson believes that the mixing of remains was done to combine different ancestries of families to create a ‘symbolic ancestor’ that literally embodied traits from multiple lineages.

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Dowsing

Many of you may have used pendulum or such to ask questions from Higher Self or find out the gender of baby with a ring attached to a string. Here is some information about dowsing:

By Ken Adachi <Editor@educate-yourself.org>
http://educate-yourself.org/dow/index.shtml
June 6, 2003

Introduction
We can access higher frequency vibrational planes of consciousness through varied means- meditation, psychedelic drugs, clairvoyance, medium ship, remote viewing, etc. Some means may be harmful or dangerous for some people, while other techniques require natural gifts, and yet others require a lot of training to become competent in.

Dowsing, on the other hand, is one of the easiest ways to access a repository of unlimited knowledge, referred to by Carl Jung as the “collective unconscious” or the “super conscious mind”. Based on the books I’ve studied and the workshops I’ve taken with master dowser Walt Woods, I get the idea that you are gaining access to this library of unlimited knowledge through your Higher Self – with the least amount of time invested in study and training. Many people think that dowsing is only used for the purpose of finding water or minerals, but dowsing can be used to obtain ANSWERS and information about anything, providing you frame the question correctly.

When you dowse, you are engaged in a dialog with your Higher Self and other spirit guides who are trying to assist you in obtaining the information you seek. You are asking a question in your mind that is most often framed with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. When you learn more advanced dowsing skills, you can ask for answers that go beyond this framework, but most dowsing questions are answered using the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ format. We use very simple indicator tools in dowsing to help us accurately recognize the information we are trying do obtain. The three most common dowsing tools are 1) the pendulum, 2) the “L” rod, and 3) the “Y” rod. There are other types of dowsing tools beyond these three, but these three are the ones most often used.

1) The pendulum is nothing more than some sort of weighted object hung from a thread, a string, a piece of fishing line, or a light chain. You can tie a paper clip to a short length of sewing thread and Voila, you have a pendulum. You could also tie a threaded nut to a length of light monofilament fishing line and you have yourself a dowsing pendulum. Most dowsers like to use something for a pendulum that’s more fancy looking like a turned brass bob or a crystal pendant, but it’s not necessary. There is nothing magical about the pendulum itself. It’s merely an indicator tool, and nothing more. I will add, however, that certain pendulums (made of certain materials) can be more responsive than an ordinary pendulum (and therefore are preferred for that reason), but all pendulums will respond to your questions, regardless of what they are made of.

2) The “L” rod is usually a length of stiff wire shaped like the letter “L”. Usually, we place tubing on the short leg of the “L” so it will rotate freely when we hold the L rod in our lightly clenched hands. The long leg of the “L” is held in a horizontal position out n front of us and it will swing to the left or right in response to the answers we are seeking.

I was nudged into attending a Dowser’s meeting a few years ago by Merlin Wolf and I thought that I was going to be bored out of my mind, but I couldn’t have been more mistaken. It turned out to be very interesting and highly stimulating. I was learning about things at that meeting that I had no idea existed. Curt Kobylarz, the president of the Orange County dowser’s chapter, was one of the brightest guys I’ve ever met in my life. He seemed to know everything about everything. I also met Dr. Bob Beck there for the first time and he had a lot of fascinating things to say as well. All in all, I loved it! And I looked forward to the next meeting each month.

At Dowser meetings, we occasionally talk about dowsing, but more often the subject is Radionics, Bio-medicine, the Kaballah, Psychic Development, Color Therapy, or similar topics. But I digress…

Let’s talk Dowsing 101

Anyone who’s ever seen someone dowse for water, will typically see a dowser walking along the land with a “Y” shaped thin branch or flexible plastic rod firmly grasped in both hands. When the pointer of the “Y” rod suddenly points downs (or up), that is suppose to indicate where the water is.

Does it really work? You bet it does!

What you don’t see, or more accurately ‘hear’, is what’s going on inside the dowser’s mind. He’s repeatedly saying to himself as he walks along: “indicate if there is water here” or “”point down when I walk over a water vein” or “respond when I reach water”, or something close to that. Who’s he talking to? He’s communicating with a boundless information source known as the “super conscious” which is connected with all living things though the subconscious. Dowsing instruments, such as the pendulum , the aura meter, “L” rods, or the “Y” rod cited above provide a communication interface with our subconscious. Some prefer to think of it as a dialog with the Higher Self or Spirit Guides.

I’ve recently attended my sixth weekend-long workshop with Walter Woods, one of the most amazing men that I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. Walt is an extraordinary dowser and  researcher. He’s also a highly gifted healer who has helped many people release themselves from physical and emotional suffering. Walt’s humble appearance and soft spoken demeanor completely  belie the range of knowledge, experiences, and powers that this advanced soul has acquired over the years.

Walt has experienced things that you and I only can read about in esoteric books and articles (and other things that we’ve never read about). He has clearly demonstrated that the power of using the mind alone to heal and fix ANYTHING is LIMITLESS. I have at least 8 notebooks crammed with Walt’s astounding lectures. When you read this stuff, it will knock you over (there are more things under the stars and sun than you can possibly imagine). Many more articles on the research efforts  of Walt Woods will appear at this web site in the very near future. Stay tuned!

If you contact the American Society of Dowsers (PO Box 24, Danville, VT 05828-0024) web site: http://www.dowsers.org/
Tel (802) 684-3417; E-Mail: ASD@dowsers.org), they will tell you the location of a Dowsers chapter that is nearest to you. I strongly urge you to go, look, and listen. If you decide to join and become a member, please mention my name (Ken Adachi) on the application form as the person who recommended you to the ASD (and let me know as well).

I mentioned above that I was practically dragged- kicking and screaming- to my first dowsers meeting many years ago by my good friend, Merlin Wolf. I was quite sure that I was going to be bored out of my mind. But surprise, surprise, I quickly realized that I was missing out on some of the best and most advanced “stuff” out there!

I have about 15 books on dowsing, but the best dowsing “course” that I’ve ever taken was contained within a 24 page booklet put together by Walt called Letter to Robin.  This incredible booklet can teach anyone to be an accomplished dowser. Highly recommended.

Dowsing Pendulums

I was contacted by a man named Chris Gozdzik who makes unique and attractive pendulums. He asked me if I would check his pendulum out, so I did and found it to respond very well. If you are interested in checking one out yourself, you can find them all described at the link below. I have no financial arrangement with Chris and told him that I don’t sell advertising space at my web site, but if I liked his pendulum, I would give him a plug on this page.

http://diviningmind.com (“Dowsing Tools with a Difference”) .

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Geobiology/Geopathic Stress and its effect on Human Health Problems and Solutions (Apr. 2, 2004)
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Is our species decaying?

I think also that Darwin’s theori is full of crap:

 

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Is our species decaying?

Originally published: ufodigest.com, unexplained-mysteries.com & world-mysteries.com
10th April 2010

Yes it all goes against human vanity and we’ll all struggle against accepting it but it may well be the way things are going.

On March 15th 2010 scientists announced that they have recreated a 28,000-year-old skull from remains found in France and have found indications that the human brain is shrinking.1 Cro Magnon1 was discovered among five ancient skeletons in 1868. An initial assessment of the fossil’s skull suggested that the brain it encased was up to 20 per cent larger than modern brains, reversing an earlier trend towards bigger brains. This assessment involved the creation of a three dimensional replica of the brain known as an endocast, made by scanning the interior of the skull to obtain a picture of the impression left by the brain on the neurocranium.

Although this new evidence does not suggest that our ancestors were more intelligent as studies have found that the link between brain size and IQ is not well defined, it does raise some very interesting questions.

The researchers have speculated that the shrinkage in brain size might suggest that our brains are becoming more efficient like shrinking computers. But this may also be a sop to our vanity because if this is indeed the case, why did the human brain ‘evolve’ to be so big in the first place?

Evolutionary theory suggests that advantageous adaptations to the environment are naturally selected through time, in other words those individuals in any particular species who have those advantages will survive longer and produce more offspring. The more the brain grows, the more energy and nutrients it takes away from other vital organs. In fact the brain only takes up 2% of our body weight, but uses 20-25% of our energy intake by far the most of any organ. Thus the natural selection of a larger brain which is to a certain extent redundant and unnecessary is in complete contradiction to the selective mechanism that is presumed to govern human evolution.

Professor John Lorber did a study of individuals who somehow managed to function normally with an IQ over a hundred with only a sliver of brain tissue. One boy had an IQ of 126 and a first class honours degree in mathematics despite the fact he had “virtually no brain”. A CAT scan showed that his skull was lined with a thin layer of brain cells to a millimeter in thickness. The rest of his skull was filled with cerebrospinal fluid.

Of approximately sixty cases of hydrocephalus patients who had 95% of the cranial cavity filled with cerebrospinal fluid, half were profoundly retarded. The other half had IQs greater than 100. He admits that CT scans are not easy to read with pinpoint accuracy but also points out: “I can’t say whether the mathematics student has a brain weighing 50 grams or 150 grams, but it is clear that it is nowhere near the normal 1.5 kilograms.” 2

So if a smaller brain is all that’s necessary how and why did it ‘evolve’ to be so big, keeping all that wasted capacity for so long and wasting huge amounts of energy to maintain it? What then prompted it to shrink about 28,000 years ago? Could the larger brain could have belonged to a superior species who used it to full capacity? Did we devolve from them?

One of our greatest scientists Dr. Paul Maclean, at the Laboratory of Brain Evolution in Poolesville, Maryland, discovered that the brains of higher living organisms were divided into three distinct schemes of tissue. In other words, we have three distinct brains in our body. Dr.Maclean called it the “triune brain.” The three distinct tissue schemes that make up our brain correspond to three distinct behavioural modes. He identified the three tissue schemes respectively as the neocortex, the limbic system, and the cerebellum. 3

Image showing the human brain illustrating the triune brain

Interestingly, despite the overall shrinkage in brain size there has been a growth in the size of the cerebellum, seen by Maclean as the most primitive reactive section of the brain. So any ideas that mankind is evolving into a species centred on the higher brained neo-cortex functions (which govern our ability to reason and think holistically) are without foundation. If the more advanced feature, the neo-cortex is more a feature of the past brain than the present brain then what does that say about the evolutionary premise.

Startling though it might be is it possible that humans and indeed all species once came from ancestries that devolved down from grander, perhaps more ephemeral forms? Forms that perhaps may have had incredible abilities to manipulate physical materiality (matter) as a function of mind empowered by a capacity maybe as much as twenty times larger than ours now.

Our universe is subject to the second law of thermodynamics that breaks all things up into greater and greater states of chaos with time. It could thus be argued that the ordered complexities of living systems could never have arisen from within this system. Sir Fred Hoyle has pointed out that the odds for the origins of life in the first place are outlandishly high. He calculates that the chance of the vital two thousand enzymes being formed in exactly the correct way, which they must be or else complex living organisms simply could not operate, is “about the same as the chance of throwing an uninterrupted sequence of 50,000 sixes with unbiased dice!” 4

Scientists studying mutational phenomena have discovered that there is a blueprint, “an ancestral body plan” that guides development from one species form to another. Instead of inventing a new set of body plan genes for each new type of animal, it seems that natural selection has simply tinkered with an old one, a set known as Hox genes.5 If all organisms that now exist had from their very inception into the evolutionary process a blue-print of how they should evolve, then where did that blueprint come from in the first place? How did the first multi-cellular animals evolving some 700 million years ago contain the basic template of information that only needed to be shuffled around in order to form a human being? All the myriad changing environmental factors and chance mutations-which allowed survival within changed environments and thus evolution through the survival of the fittest-had not yet occurred at that point. So where did the most basic of living organisms, or indeed the chemical soup that produced them in the first place, get this genetic blueprint?

How then can we explain the fossil record that seems to suggest an increase in brain size up to 100,000 years ago? Could it be that the fossil record does not present a single species line of development from Australopithecus to Homo Sapiens Sapiens but instead presents the end points of several species lines as represented by their hominid remains? Michael Cremo has presented evidence that over the past 150 years archaeologists have discovered forms of human skeletal remains, human footprints, and human artefacts tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of years old, going all the way back to about 2 billion years. According to Cremo the archaeological establishment have picked and chosen only those artefacts that conform with evolutionary theory.

A further implication of human devolution is the fact that only 2-3% of the human genome actually codes for the proteins that form the body. Of the remaining 97-98% a fraction has been found to have controlling or regulatory factors to this formation but the rest appears to be redundant. Could this spare DNA also be a remnant of the past, a fossil within the human genome of a superior genotype that used the full 100% of that DNA?

If devolution is the governing momentum that drives living species and prior states are superior to current states it would follow that the earlier state is existentially the more superior one. I am not saying that evolutionary processes like survival of the fittest have no place in ancestral demarcation. They quite clearly do. I am saying that Evolution within an overall Devolutionary process may be the truer and more accurate format of it all. The one that fits all the facts.

Does this imply creationism – would God create imperfect beings from his own state of perfection just to watch the fun? Intelligent Design starts from that same basic premise. Or does it imply instead a non-physical state that would explain the quantum reality that is now accepted by quantum physics? An implicit centre of perfection and therefore perfect freedom to know all options including the option to no longer be perfectly free, perhaps this could be a new frame for the concept of God, a concept that could unite physics, biology and religious belief.

© Nigel Kerner 2010

REFERENCES
1 www.physorg.com
2 John Lorber, “Is Your Brain Really Necessary?” Science (1980) 210: 1232-1234
3 Maclean, Paul, “Ritual and Deceit,” Science Digest, (Nov/Dec 1980).
4 Hoyle, Fred, The Intelligent Universe, (Michael Joseph Ltd, 1983) 12, 19.
5 Reptiles Don’t Leave Evolution To Chance. (New Scientist 16 September 1995)

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Brighter than the Sun (A photographic record of human transfiguration, Shroud of Turin)

This Shroud of Turin has puzzled me many times and here’s Nigel Kerner’s opinion about it:

 

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Brighter than the Sun (A photographic record of human transfiguration)

Originally published: ufodigest.com, unexplained-mysteries.com & world-mysteries.com
5th February 2010In 1988, three reputable laboratories in Oxford, Zurich and Tucson carried out radiocarbon tests on the Shroud of Turin and declared it a brilliant, medieval fake produced between 1260 and 1390. Since then startling new evidence has led Professor Christopher Ramsey of the University of Oxford and Head of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit which participated in the original 1988 carbon-14 dating of the Shroud to say, in May 2008:

“There is a lot of other evidence that suggests to many that the shroud is older than the radiocarbon dates allow, and so further research is certainly needed. Only by doing this will people be able to arrive at a coherent history of the shroud which takes into account and explains all of the available scientific and historical information.” 1

The evidence to which Professor Ramsey refers includes:
1. Contamination by a fire in 1532 that could have skewed the results by thousands of years.
2. A difference detected in the dates of the different samples given to the three laboratories (in some cases as much as several hundred years).
3. The fact that some parts of the sample appear to come from a fabric that was used to repair the cloth at a later date.

If the Shroud of Turin was indeed created by the same phenomenon that allowed Jesus to ‘glow brighter than the sun’ in front of James, Peter and John, known as the ‘Transfiguration’ then the remarkable features that this cloth has been found to possess could have a clear explanation.

Could a momentary burst of radiant energy, a transfiguration account for these properties? In 2008 an Italian group of scientists researching this possibility presented their conclusions at the Ohio Shroud Conference:

“In summary, our results do not rule out the possibility that a short and intense burst of directional UV radiation, having a very narrow set of duration/intensity/wavelength values, may have played a role in the formation of the body image on the Turin Shroud. However more investigations and characterization work are still necessary to gain a deeper insight into the UV radiation effects on linen aging and image formation Finally, let us point out that the total UV radiation power required to color a linen surface corresponding to a human body, of the order of 16 × 106 W/cm2 × 17.000 cm2 = 2.7 × 1011 W, is impressive, and cannot be delivered by any UV laser built to date. The enigma of the origin of the body image of the Turin Shroud still “is a challenge to our intelligence” 2

Could this burst of laser-like radiation have been produced by the conversion of the very atoms of Christ’s body into light? If this was indeed the case it is no surprise that there is no laser powerful enough to deliver such a blast of radiation! Einstein’s famous equation describing the fact that mass is really an expression of energy E=MC² describes the fact that mass or matter is ‘condensed’ energy. Energy is an expression of force and force is a product of the state of separation of points. Levels of separation and therefore force are increasing in time due to the entropic momentums of a physical Universe. Based on this fact I am going to put before you a remarkable proposition:

Is it possible that through thought and behavior that binds and unites, in other words through that much misused word ‘love,’ Jesus Christ lessened the force of his own atoms such that their condensed energy was liberated in a blaze of transfiguration?

I propose that E=MC² suggests that matter is in fact no more than energy in a frozen state and energy is no more than thought in a frozen state. If the God state is infinite in extent then it is a state of timelessness without beginning or end. All finite states must therefore have their beginning in this infinite state. If the fabric of that infinite state is thought then all finite states are therefore fashioned from thought. With this in mind let’s take another look at how the image on the Shroud might have been formed.

Shape-phase hologram encoding a ring trap with radius

The holographic properties of the Shroud are very important. A hologram is a pattern of interacting microscopic rings, or interference fringes, not unlike the pattern created when a handful of pebbles are tossed into a pond. Every area of the hologram sees and stores information about the whole image. If you break a hologram into multiple pieces, you have multiple holograms, each of which bears information about the whole image.

Dr. Petrus Soons has confirmed that it is indeed possible to glean holographic information from photographs of the shroud at the Eindhoven holographic lab in Holland. This he found quite remarkable, as photographs do not usually contain holographic information. In addition, Dr. Soons made the surprising discovery that this three-dimensional holographic information could only be found in the actual image of the body. The images of plants and flowers and the bloodstains also imprinted on the shroud did not contain this information. Thus the process by which the image of the body itself was formed allowed somehow for the record of information in holographic form. Holograms are produced two beams of coherent laser light at right angles to eachother. I propose that the laser light that created this particular hologram was of the utmost coherence possible and that the two beams at right angles define the two dimensional extent of that which I refer to as the Godverse. In two dimensions limitless extent is possible, it is only once three dimensions occur that limit and fixture can begin.

Image of the full length of the Shroud of Turin

To return to Dr. Soons research, he is also trying to establish if each fiber of the shroud might contain holographic information of the whole image. In his preliminary research he has seen rings on the shroud to suggest that it could indeed be holographic at microscopic level.

According to Dr. Soons another unusual feature of the Shroud image is that no external light source was involved in producing the image: When we look at the Shroud we see what looks like a picture. What to our eyes seems like the highlights, lowlights, and cast shadows of reflected light on a human form is not light at all. It is certainly not light as a camera would detect it, or an artist would see it and translate it to canvas. Technical image analysis reveals no directionality to the implied light of the highlights and shadows. The brightness does not come from any angle. It is not from above or below, nor from the right or the left, nor from the front. The light emerges from within all of the body evenly everywhere at the same time. Thus he concludes that the most probable cause of the image would have been a flash of very short duration, which in some way allowed for distance information to be encoded in the image.3

Giles Carter, an eminent scientist, believes that the image, which is confined to the top-most fibers of the cloth, was caused by an “auto-radiation” effect emanating from inside the cloth.4 Several physicists, including Dr. John Jackson of the Colorado Shroud Center, point to a form of possible columnated radiation as the best explanation for how the image was formed, representing a scorch like appearance (the scorch caused by light versus heat, as the image does not fluoresce). Dr. Thomas Phillips (nuclear physicist at Duke University and formerly with the High Energy Laboratories at Harvard) points to a potential miliburst of radiation (a neutron flux) that could be consistent with the moment of resurrection. Such a miliburst could have caused the purely surface phenomenon of the scorch-like (scorch by light) images and a possible key to the addition of carbon-14 to the cloth. As Dr. Phillips points out: “We never had a Resurrection to study,” and more testing can be done to ascertain whether a neutron flux occurred.5

Distinguished particle physicist, Dame Isabel Piczek, has identified the remarkable fact that there seems to be no distortion in the image on the cloth, a distortion that should have resulted from the pressure of the body on the stone floor of the tomb and the inevitable irregularities that would have occurred due to the folds and wrinkles of the wrapping:

“There is a strange dividing element, an interface from which the image is projected up and the image is projected down. The muscles of the body are absolutely not crushed against the stone of the tomb. They are perfect. It means that the body is hovering between the two sides of the shroud. What does that mean? It means that there is absolutely no gravity. The image is absolutely undistorted. Now if you imagine that the cloth was wrinkled, tied, wrapped around the body and all of a sudden you see a perfect image, which is impossible unless the shroud was made absolutely taut, rigidly taut. A heretofore unknown interface acted as an event horizon. The straight, taut linen of the shroud simply was forced to parallel the shape of this powerful interface. The projection, an action at a distance, happens from the surface and limit of this, taking with itself the bas-relief image of the upper and, separately, the underside of the body.”

This, “heretofore unknown interface” she says, would have been the result of a “collapsed event horizon,” in the center of which, “there is something which science knows as a singularity. This is exactly what started the universe in the Big Bang.” Thus, she goes on to say: “We have nothing less in the tomb of Christ than the beginning of a new universe.” 6

A second ghostly image of a man’s face has been discovered on the back of the linen, according to a report published by London’s Institute of Physics. The back of the shroud has rarely been seen, as it was hidden beneath a piece of cloth sewn on by nuns in 1534, after it had been damaged by fire. But the back surface was exposed during a restoration project in 2002. A professor at Italy’s Padua University, Giulio Fanti, thought he saw a “faint image” in the photographs from this project and decided to investigate it further. Professor Fanti has dismissed claims that the image on the back confirms that the shroud is a fake, with paint soaking from the front to the back: “This is not the case of the Shroud. On both sides, the face image is superficial, involving only the outermost linen fibers,” he said. “It is extremely difficult to make a fake with these features.” 7

Could the fact that the image is formed on the surface fibers of both sides of the cloth without penetrating through the intervening layers suggest that Christ was able to be in two places at once from that interface? In other words the separation of points and therefore force and energy were no longer relevant for him. He had converted the atoms of his body to a form of ‘educated light,’ a light that had no component of force or energy to it. A light that held all the information about what and who he was with such purity and power it could create the living semblance of himself. In other words the form of himself that could account for the phenomenon we call the Resurrection. Could this form of educated light be what we call a soul? A mechanism we cannot yet quantify and qualify through science but nevertheless exists and accounts for the continuation of a personal living individuality past death.

© Nigel Kerner 2010REFERENCES
1 http://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk
2 A Physical Hypothesis on the Origin of the Body Image Embedded into the Turin Shroud
Paolo Di Lazzaro*, et al 2008

3 The Fabric of Time, Grizzly Adams Productions DVD (April 24, 2007).
4 Giles F. Carter, “Formation of Images on the Shroud by X-rays: A New Hypothesis”, ACS Advances in Chemistry No. 205: Archaeological Chemistry, (1984) 425-446.
5 The Fabric of Time, Grizzly Adams Productions DVD (April 24, 2007).
6 Ibid
7Giulio Fanti, Francesco Lattarulo, Oswald Scheuermann, Body Image Formation Hypotheses Based on Corona Discharge

THE SHROUD OF TURIN
AUTHENTIC OR FALSE?
The truth about the Shroud of Turin.
The “Sacred Shroud,” which has brought a lot of controversy, is indeed the authentic shroud that covered the body of Jesus after his crucifixion, but it is not a sacred cloth as naively Catholics claimed, nor a rag, as skeptics derogatory categorized it. The figure of the Master was impressed by the radiation used by the aliens who resuscitated him.
Why something so simple is so difficult to understand?
More information: Resurrection of Jesus
Email received:
Dear Professor: From the point of view, we might call it “official”, there are doubts regarding to the cloth we known as the “Sacred Shroud of Turin,” it is said that it was the cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus after he was removed from the cross by Joseph of Arimathea. What is the opinion of Grupo Elron?
Alexander V.
Dear Alexander: Grupo Elron doesn’t need to hold an opinion because the actual data of this enigma was revealed by the Master Jesus himself, who explained that the cloth which was used to wrap his face and his body is genuine, in this case a fortuitous event happened through the radiation used by the extraterrestrials who resurrected him.
We know it, because it was also revealed by the Master Jesus; that after having been resuscitated successfully, Jesus fulfilled another mission, even shorter than his mission on Earth.
When Jesus finally disembodied, he was subsequently appointed as Solar Logos, a very high position he still has.
His lifeless body was brought back to Earth by these aliens and it was buried in Judea. Obviously, there is no trace of his remains.
SESSION 03/MAY/98
Medium: Jorge Raul Olguin.
Entity that came to dialogue: Master Jesus, current Solar Logos.
Interlocutor: Was the resurrection made by terrestrial or extraterrestrial hands?
Master Jesus: Extraterrestrial… They lift me from level because I had to fulfill another mission in another world that will be explained later on.
That radioactivity is left in that cloth that wrapped me; with this, I am saying that the so-called “Sacred Shroud”, is real.
Interlocutor: Was it something deliberate somehow, or it was a fortuitous fact?
Master Jesus: No, it was not something premeditated; the radioactivity was simply impregnated fortuitously.
I will leave to give place to another entity. All my blessings to you. Know that I am always with you. 

IS THERE A SECOND FACE ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN?
SESSION 27/APR/04
Medium: Jorge Raul Olguin.
Entity that came to dialogue: Master Ruanel
Interlocutor: Recently it has been said that scientists who have examined the shroud have found a second face of Jesus. Is there any truth on this?
Here I have the information about it:
Ruanel: No, everything is false; there is no second face.
Interlocutor: Is it a total fantasy?
Ruanel: Correct.
Interlocutor: And why did they do this?
Ruanel: Just to gain popularity, nothing more.
Interlocutor: Then, they are idiots?
Ruanel: It’s the word that fits better.
Interlocutor: It’s hard to believe that they have done something like that.
Ruanel: You believed it, didn’t you?
Interlocutor: Well, I admit that I did. I thought that it might be true. Then, everything is just a trick?
Ruanel: Yes, there is no second face.
Interlocutor: Was there intervention of the spirits of error?
Ruanel: Yes, they influenced in their ego.
Interlocutor: Let’s see if I understood well. Do they know it’s a trick or were they deceived?
Ruanel: One of them knows that the second face is false, but the others don’t know it and they were dragged. It’s like one of them said “Look! There is a second face of Jesus,” and everyone else, with their feverish minds, nodded and were dragged and also “saw” the second face.
This often happens in spiritualistic schools, where one of them says: “I see a figure behind the medium of such and such features, using clothes, with long pointed beard, eyes of that color.” and it turns to be that all of them see the same thing, being that it is only their imagination in their mental decoders.
Interlocutor: Another point is clear.

Sacred Shroud: Gr. Elron. The burial cloth which was impressed by the face and body of Jesus. It was a fortuitous event produced by the radiation used by the aliens who resuscitated him. The Master Jesus, after being raised, fulfilled another mission successfully in other world, which was even shorter than his mission on Earth. After Jesus died, he was appointed as Solar Logos, a very high position he still has.

Remote viewer Edward Riordan views comet ISON

I have watched and searched many remote viewers, but absolutely the best one is a man called Edward Riordan. Here he’s viewing the comet ISON.

Target cue: Describe the most important aspects of the target.

Target coordinates: 3062 9557

Remote viewer: Edward Riordan

Monitor: Jerry Harthcock

This target was selected for several reasons. First, not much is known about the object(s) commonly referred to in astronomical circles as ISON (C/2012 S1), which might be improperly designated a “comet”. Second, there is much controversy circulated on the Internet not only from “official” sources such as NASA, etc, but also in the form of YouTube videos and articles written about it by various “authorities”. Third, due to the foregoing reasons, the target seemed to be an excellent candidate for an “operational” session, wherein the ultimate objective is to obtain information/data in the form of descriptions when no other source of obtaining such information is available, which is what operational remote viewing (as opposed to mere scientific experiments, demos, or practice sessions) is all about and why CRV was developed in the first place.

This is an approx. 5.5 hrs-long session, comprising 4 videos. In this session, Edward actually names the target–twice! The first time he named it, monitor Jerry Harthcock prompts him to Stage-5 the AOL/S “comet ISON”. The main reason for this is to try and understand the data behind the AOL/S. In other words, it is not enough for the viewer to articulate the target name. What is more important is to articulate “why” Edward AOL’d it. We want to know what are the descriptors behind that noun. In other words, what data was stored in those cognitrons at the time of the AOL.

Here are the links to the sites from where the video clips, simulations, and images used in the leader to Part 1 of the session:

(Hubble image used in the tasking and session feedback photo)
http://hla.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/display?…

(Track simulation clip)
http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ison/

(Alleged “Chinese Space Radar” clip 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZZ9i…

(Alleged “Chinese Space Radar” clip 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HF-…

Here is an interesting article posted at the Exopolitics website:
http://exopolitics.org/is-comet-ison-…

 

 

 

 

 


Here you can find more info about Edward and his viewings:

>> Edward Riordan website

>> Edward Riordan Youtube-Channel

Here’s some info about remote viewing:

http://www.auricmedia.net/remote-viewing-baltic-anomaly/

Fairy ring

I came across with this phenomenon and I had to check it out and it is called “Fairy Ring”. Is it a portal to another dimension and time?

Fairy ring

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Fairy circle” redirects here. For the barren or desert grassland phenomenon, see Fairy circle (Africa). For the Neolithic monument in Scotland, see Hjaltadans.
A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring[1] or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow to over 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone (dead grass), or a ring of dark green grass. A fungus, mycelium, is likely to be present in the ring or arc underneath.

Genesis

There are two theories regarding the process involved in creating fairy rings. One states that the fairy ring is begun by a spore from the sporocarpus. The underground presence of the fungus can also cause withering or varying colour or growth of the grass above. Mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of fungi that poke their heads up out of the soil after rainstorms, tell only part of the fungi’s story. Hidden in the soil is a huge network of thread-like mycelia. Mushrooms are not individual organisms. Rather, they are just one part of the mycelia lurking beneath the ground.[2]

The second theory, which is presented in the investigations of Japanese scientists on the Tricholoma matsutake species, shows that fairy rings could be established by connecting neighbouring oval genets of these mushrooms. If they make an arc or a ring, they continuously grow about the centre of this object.

Necrotic or rapid growth zones

One of the manifestations of fairy ring growth is a necrotic zone—an area in which grass or other plant life has withered or died. These zones are caused by the mycelia which, during a very dry year, coat the roots of grasses and other herbs in meadows. After some time they are removed by biotic factors from the ground, at which stage a zone on the surface soil becomes visible. Patterns other than the basic ring or arc are also possible: circles, doubled arcs, sickle-shaped arcs, and other complicated formations are also formed by this process. Fungi can deplete the soil of readily available nutrients such as nitrogen, causing plants growing within the circle to be stressed which leads to plant discoloration. Some fungi also produce chemicals which act like hormones called gibberellins, which affect plant growth, causing rapid luxuriant growth.

Long-term observations of fairy rings on Shillingstone Hill, England, further suggested that the cycle depended on the continuous presence of rabbits. Chalky soils on higher elevations in the counties of Wiltshire and Dorset (U.K.) used to support many meadow-type fairy rings. Rabbits crop grass very short in open areas and produce nitrogen-rich droppings. Mushrooms need more soil nitrogen than grass does. A ring can start from a single spore from which the mycelium develops; the fruiting bodies of the mushrooms only appearing later, when sufficient mycelial mass has been generated to support them. Subsequent generations of fungi grow only outwards, because the parent generations have depleted their local nitrogen levels. Meanwhile, rabbits keep cropping the grass, but do not eat the fungi, allowing them to grow through their competition to tower, relatively, above the grass. By the time a circle of mushrooms reaches about 6 metres (20 ft) in diameter, rabbit droppings have replenished the nitrogen levels near the centre of the circle, and a secondary ring may start to grow inside the first.[citation needed]

Soil analysis of soil containing mycelium from a wood blewit (Clitocybe nuda) fairy ring under Norway spruce (Picea abies) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in southeast Sweden yielded fourteen halogenated low molecular weight organic compounds, three of which were brominated and the others chlorinated. It is unclear whether these were metabolites or polluntants. Brominated compounds are unknown as metabolites from terrestrial fungi.[3]

Types

There are two generally recognised types of fairy ring fungus. Those found in the woods are called tethered, because they are formed by mycorrhizal fungi living in commensalism with trees. Meadow fairy rings are called free, because they are not connected with other organisms. These mushrooms are saprotrophic. The effects on the grass depend on the type of fungus that is growing; when Calvatia cyathiformis is growing in the area grass will grow more abundantly; however, Leucopaxillus giganteus will cause the grass to wither.[4]

Species involved

There are about 60 mushroom species which can grow in the fairy ring pattern.[5] The best known is the edible Scotch bonnet (Marasmius oreades), commonly known as the fairy ring champignon.

One of the largest rings ever found is near Belfort in France. Formed by Infundibulicybe geotropa, it is thought to be about 600 metres (2,000 ft) in diameter and over 700 years old.[6] On the South Downs in southern England, Calocybe gambosa has formed huge fairy rings that also appear to be several hundred years old.[7]

List of species

Cultural references

Oral tradition and folklore

“Plucked from the Fairy Circle”
A man saves his friend from the grip of a fairy ring

A great deal of folklore surrounds fairy rings.[23] Their names in European languages often allude to supernatural origins; they are known as ronds de sorciers (“sorcerers’ rings”) in France, and Hexenringe (“witches’ rings”) in German.[24] In German tradition, fairy rings were thought to mark the site of witches’ dancing on Walpurgis Night,[23] and Dutch superstition claimed that the circles show where the Devil set his milk churn. In Tyrol, folklore attributed fairy rings to the fiery tails of flying dragons; once a dragon had created such a circle, nothing but toadstools could grow there for seven years. European superstitions routinely warned against entering a fairy ring. French tradition reported that fairy rings were guarded by giant bug-eyed toads that cursed those who violated the circles. In other parts of Europe, entering a fairy ring would result in the loss of an eye.[24] Fairy rings are associated with diminutive spirits in the Philippines.[25]

Western European, including English, Scandinavian and Celtic, traditions claimed that fairy rings are the result of elves or fairies dancing. Such ideas dated to at least the mediæval period; The Middle English term elferingewort (“elf-ring”), meaning “a ring of daisies caused by elves’ dancing” dates to the 12th century.[26] In his History of the Goths (1628), Olaus Magnus makes this connection, saying that fairy rings are burned into the ground by the dancing of elves.[23] British folklorist Thomas Keightley noted that in Scandinavia in the early 20th century, beliefs persisted that fairy rings (elfdans) arose from the dancing of elves. Keightley warned that while entering an elfdans might allow the interloper to see the elves—although this was not guaranteed—it would also put the intruder in thrall to their illusions.[27][28]

Fairy rings in moss on Iceland

The folklores of the British Isles contain a wealth of fairy lore, including the idea from which fairy rings take their name: the phenomena result from the dancing of fairies.[29] In 19th-century Wales, where the rings are known as cylch y Tylwyth Teg, fairies were almost invariably described as dancing in a group when encountered,[30] and in Scotland and Wales in the late 20th century, stories about fairy rings were still common;[31][32] some Welsh even claimed to have joined a fairy dance.[33] Victorian folklorists regarded fairies and witches as related, based in part on the idea that both were believed to dance in circles.[34] These revels are particularly associated with moonlit nights, the rings only becoming visible to mortals the following morning.[35][36] Local variants add other details. An early 20th-century Irish tradition says that fairies enjoy dancing around the hawthorn tree so that fairy rings often centre on one.[37] One resident of Balquhidder, Scotland, said that the fairies sit on the mushrooms and use them as dinnertables,[32] and a Welsh woman claimed that fairies used the mushrooms as parasols and umbrellas.[33]Olaus Magnus in Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus wrote that the brightness of the fairy ring comes not from the dancing of the fairies, who harm it with their feet, but from Puck, who refreshes the grass.[38] A Devon legend says that a black hen and chickens sometimes appear at dusk in a large fairy ring on the edge of Dartmoor.[39] A Welsh and Manx variant current in the 1960s removes dancing from the picture and claims that fairy rings spring up over an underground fairy village.[40] These associations have become linked to specific sites. For example, “The Pixies’ Church” was a rock formation in Dartmoor surrounded by a fairy ring,[41] and a stone circle tops Cader Idris in northern Wales, believed to be a popular spot for fairy dances.[42]

Many folk beliefs generally paint fairy rings as dangerous places, best avoided.[40][43] Sikes traces these stories of people trespassing into forbidden territory and being punished for it to the tale of Psyche and Eros. In it, Psyche is forbidden to view her lover, and when she does so, her palace disappears and she is left alone.[44] Superstition calls fairy circles sacred and warns against violating them lest the interloper (such as a farmer with a plough) anger the fairies and be cursed.[33][45][46] In an Irish legend recorded by Wilde, a farmer builds a barn on a fairy ring despite the protests of his neighbours. He is struck senseless one night, and a local “fairy doctor” breaks the curse. The farmer says that he dreamed that he must destroy the barn.[47] Even collecting dew from the grass or flowers of a fairy ring can bring bad luck. Destroying a fairy ring is unlucky and fruitless; superstition says it will just grow back.[40]

A traditional Scottish rhyme sums up the danger of such places:

He wha tills the fairies’ green
Nae luck again shall hae :
And he wha spills the fairies’ ring
Betide him want and wae.
For weirdless days and weary nights
Are his till his deein’ day.
But he wha gaes by the fairy ring,
Nae dule nor pine shall see,
And he wha cleans the fairy ring
An easy death shall dee.[48]

Numerous legends focus on mortals entering a fairy ring—and the consequences. One superstition is that anyone who steps into an empty fairy ring will die at a young age.[49] A 20th-century tradition from Somerset calls the fairy ring a “galley-trap” and says that a murderer or thief who walks in the ring will be hanged.[50] Most often, someone who violates a fairy perimeter becomes invisible to mortals outside and may find it impossible to leave the circle. Often, the fairies force the mortal to dance to the point of exhaustion, death, or madness.[49][51] In Welsh tales, fairies actively try to lure mortals into their circles to dance with them.[30] A tale from the Cambrian Mountains of Wales, current in the 19th century, describes a mortal’s encounter with a fairy ring:

… he saw the Tylwyth Teg, in appearance like tiny soldiers, dancing in a ring. He set out for the scene of revelry, and soon drew near the ring where, in a gay company of males and females, they were footing it to the music of the harp. Never had he seen such handsome people, nor any so enchantingly cheerful. They beckoned him with laughing faces to join them as they leaned backward almost falling, whirling round and round with joined hands. Those who were dancing never swerved from the perfect circle; but some were clambering over the old cromlech, and others chasing each other with surprising swiftness and the greatest glee. Still others rode about on small white horses of the most beautiful form … All this was in silence, for the shepherd could not hear the harps, though he saw them. But now he drew nearer to the circle, and finally ventured to put his foot in the magic ring. The instant he did this, his ears were charmed with strains of the most melodious music he had ever heard.[52]

Entering the ring on May Eve or Halloween night was especially dangerous.[40] One source near Afon fach Blaen y Cae, a tributary of the Dwyfach, tells of a shepherd accidentally disturbing a ring of rushes where fairies are preparing to dance; they capture him and hold him captive, and he even marries one of them.[53] In variants from Scotland recorded by Edwin Sidney Hartland in 1891, the ring is replaced by a cavern or an old mill.[54]

Freedom from a fairy ring often requires outside intervention. A tactic from early 20th-century Wales is to cast wild marjoram and thyme into the circle and befuddle the fairies;[55] another asks the rescuer to touch the victim with iron.[56] Other stories require that the enchanted victim simply be plucked out by someone on the outside,[57] although even this can be difficult: A farmer in a tale from the Langollen region has to tie a rope around himself and enlist four men to pull him from the circle as he goes in to save his daughter.[58] Other folk methods rely on Christian faith to break the enchantment: a stick from a rowan tree (thought to be the wood from which the cross of Jesus Christ was built) can break the curse,[33] as can a simple phrase such as “what, in Heaven’s name”, as in a 19th-century tale from Carmarthenshire.[59] A common element to these recoveries is that the rescuer must wait a year and a day from the point where the victim entered the ring.[56]

Mortals who have danced with the fairies are rarely safe after being saved from their enthrallment. Often, they find that what seemed to be but a brief foray into fairyland was indeed much longer in the mortal realm, possibly weeks or years.[49][60] The person rescued from the fairy ring may have no memory of their encounter with the sprites, as in a story from Anglesea recorded in 1891.[61] In most tales, the saved interlopers face a grim fate. For example, in a legend from Carmarthenshire, recorded by Sikes, a man is rescued from a fairy ring only to crumble to dust.[59] In a tale from Mathavarn, Llanwrin Parish, a fairy-ring survivor moulders away when he eats his first bite of food.[57] Another vulnerability seems to be iron; in a tale from the Aberystwyth region, a touch from the metal causes a rescued woman to disappear.[61]

Some legends assert that the only safe way to investigate a fairy ring is to run around it nine times. This affords the ability to hear the fairies dancing and frolicking underground.[43] According to a 20th-century tradition of Northumberland, this must be done under a full moon, and the runner must travel in the direction of the sun; to go widdershins allows the fairies to place the runner under their sway. To circle the ring a tenth time is foolhardy and dangerous.[40]Thomas Keightley recorded a similar tradition from Northumberland in 1905: “The children constantly run this number [nine times], but nothing will induce them to venture a tenth run.”[62] A story from early 20th century England says that a mortal can see the sprites without fear if a friend places a foot on that of the person stepping beyond the circle’s perimeter.[63] Another superstition says that wearing a hat backwards can confuse the fairies and prevent them from pulling the wearer into their ring.[64]

Although they have strong associations with doom, some legends paint fairy circles as places of fertility and fortune. Welsh folk belief is that mountain sheep that eat the grass of a fairy ring flourish, and that crops sown from such a place will prove more bountiful that those from normal land.[23] A folk belief recorded in the Athenian Oracle claims that a house built on a fairy circle will bring prosperity to its inhabitants.[65] Likewise, a legend from Pont y Wern says that in the 13th or 14th century, the inhabitants of the town of Corwrion watched fairies dancing in a ring around a glow worm every Sunday after church at a place called Pen y Bonc. They even joined the sprites in their revels. The legend survives in a rhyme: “With the fairies nimbly dancing round / The glow-worm on the Rising Ground.”[66] A Welsh tale recorded by Rhys in 1901 tells of a man who supposedly lived on the side of the Berwyn, above Cwm Pennant, in the early 19th century. The man destroyed a nest of rooks in a tree surrounded by a fairy ring. In gratitude, the fairies gave him a half crown every day but stopped when he told his friends, “for he had broken the rule of the fair folks by making their liberality known”.[67] Nevertheless, fairy boons are not without their curses, and tales often tell of the sprites exacting their revenge.[23]

Literature

The mushroom Gomphus clavatus growing in a fairy ring formation

Come unto These Yellow Sands (1842) by Richard Dadd. Images of nude and semi-nude fairies dancing in rings became popular during the Victorian era.

Fairy rings have featured in the works of European authors, playwrights, and artists since the 13th century. In his Arthurian romanceMeraugis de Portlesguez, Raoul de Houdenc describes a scene clearly derived from Celtic fairy-ring lore: The title character visits the Château des Caroles and sees a circle of women and a knight dancing around a pine in the castle courtyard. Meraugis is unable to fight the intense desire to join in, thus freeing the previous knight from the spell. Meraugis is helpless to leave the dance until, ten weeks later, another knight joins it and frees him.[68] Fairy circles feature in works by several Elizabethan poets and playwrights. William Shakespeare alludes to them in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene I[49][69] (“And I serve the fairy queen, / To dew her orbs upon the green” and “To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind”),[70] and The Tempest, Act V, Scene I:[29]

… you demi-puppets that
By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
Whereof the ewe not bites, and you whose pastime
Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice
To hear the solemn curfew …[71]

Shakespeare’s contemporary Thomas Randolph speaks of fairy rings in his Amyntas, or the Impossible Dowry (1638), and Michael Drayton describes one in Nymphidia: The Court of Fairy:[69]

And in their courses make that round
In meadows and in marshes found,
Of them so called the Fairy Ground,

Of which they have the keeping.[72]

Fairy imagery became especially popular in the Victorian era. Thomas Hardy uses a fairy ring as a symbol of lost love in The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886); the character Michael Henchard passes a fairy ring and remembers that he last saw his wife Susan there when he sold her to a sailor in a drunken rage.[73] Victorian poets who have referred to fairy rings in their works include Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Eliza Cook, Robert Stephen Hawker, Felicia Hemans, Gerald Massey, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.[74]W. H. Cummings composed the cantata The Fairy Ring, and William Butler Yeats wrote of them in The Land of Heart’s Desire (1894).[75]

Art

Fairy circles have appeared in European artwork since at least the 18th century. For example, William Blake painted Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing, depicting a scene from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, around 1785,[76] and Daniel Maclise painted Faun and the Fairies around 1834. Images of fairies dancing in circles became a favourite trope of painters in the Victorian period. On the one hand, artists were genuinely interested in the culture such imagery represented, and on the other, fairies could be depicted as titillating nudes and semi-nudes without offending Victorian mores, which made them a popular subject of art collectors. Examples of Victorian fairy-ring paintings include Come unto these Yellow Sands (1842) by Richard Dadd and Reconciliaion of Titania and Oberon (1847) by Joseph Noel Paton.[77]

Modern

Modern depictions continue in a similar vein. The online gameRuneScape features a magical fairy-ring network used for transportation, Ultima Online includes circles of mushrooms in several locations, and in “Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero” the Hero must dance in a fairy ring to acquire spell components. The popularity of the garden gnome in England may be the most visible manifestation of the imprint of fairy-ring imagery on popular culture, as it links the fairy-like gnome with imagery of toadstools and mushrooms.[78]

Further reference is included in Guillermo Del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. The main character, Sally, is venturing through the grounds of her father’s new estate when she comes across a fairy ring. She steps carefully into and out of it before continuing on. Mr. Harris, however, a restoration worker, knows of the house’s negative history with ancient fae and warns the girl. There is special attention paid to the fact that, as he is forcibly removing her from the area, he crushes many of the mushrooms forming the fairy ring. He is later attacked and hospitalized through the fae’s failed attempts to murder him.

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Robert and Annabelle dolls – Fact or fiction?

These are just those stories, which are hard to believe if you don’t see it yourself… I would like to see these dolls and make my own conclusions about them, what about you?

Robert, otherwise known as Robert the Doll,[1]Robert the Haunted Doll,[2][3][4] or Robert the Enchanted Doll;[5] is a doll that was once owned by Key West painter and author Robert Eugene Otto. The doll is alleged to be possessed by evil spirits and has a terrifying reputation.

The doll, which is allegedly cursed, has become a fixture of ghost tours in the Key West area since it was inducted into the Fort East Martello Museum. Aesthetically, Robert resembles an early 20th-century American Naval officer. Contrary to popular belief, however, the doll’s hair is not made of human hair, but rather, it consists of a synthetic material resembling wool yarn.[6]

Eugene was given the doll in 1906 by a Bahamian servant who was skilled in black magic and voodoo and was displeased with the family. Soon afterward, it became clear that there was something eerie about the doll. Eugene’s parents said they often heard him talking to the doll and that the doll appeared to be talking back. Although at first they assumed that Eugene was simply answering himself in a changed voice, they later believed that the doll was actually speaking.

Neighbors claimed to see the doll moving from window to window when the family was out. The Otto family swore that sometimes the doll would emit a terrifying giggle and that they caught glimpses of it running from room to room. In the night Eugene would scream, and when his parents ran to the room, they would find furniture knocked over and Eugene in bed, looking incredibly scared, telling them that “Robert did it!”. In addition, guests swore that they saw Robert’s expression change before their eyes.

When Eugene died in 1974, the doll was left in the attic until the house was bought again. The new family included a ten-year old girl, who became Robert’s new owner. It was not long before the girl began screaming out in the night, claiming that Robert moved about the room and even attempted to attack her on multiple occasions. More than thirty years later, she still tells interviewers that the doll was alive and wanted to kill her.[7]

The doll is annually rotated to the Old Post Office and Customhouse in October, with the museum staff claiming that strange activity in the museum increases during such times.

The doll made an appearance at Taps CON,[8] a paranormal convention held in Clearwater, Florida in May 2008. This was the first time that it had left Key West, Florida in the 104 (at the time) years of its existence.

For individuals who visit Robert in the Fort East Martello Museum and wish to take a picture of him, according to legend, the person must ask the doll politely. If the doll feels disrespected it may choose to curse or follow a person. [9] If he does not agree (by tipping his head to one side), and the individual takes a picture anyway, the doll will curse the person and their family.[10]

The doll served as an inspiration for the Chucky doll in the Child’s Play film franchise.[1]

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Creepy Legends Paranormal Research investigates Robert the Possessed Doll of Key West, Florida and the old Civil War Fort East Martello. Support the team by going to Creepy Legends Paranormal Research on facebook and mark “Like”. Visit the Creepy Legends Website at creepylegends.yolasite.com and learn of our research

 

 

 


 

Annabelle

Annabelle was the focus of a case that famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren took part in during the early 1970s and is highlighted in the book The Demonologist. It has been stated that this is one of the most unusual cases of a possessed object on record.

In 1970 a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann Doll from a hobby store. The doll was a present for her daughter Donna on her birthday. Donna, at the time, was a student in college, preparing to graduate with her nursing degree and resided in a tiny apartment with her roommate Angie (a nurse as well). Pleased with the doll, Donna placed it on her bed as a decoration and didn’t give it a second thought until a few days later. Within that time, both Donna and Angie noticed that there appeared to be something very strange and creepy about the doll. The doll apparently moved on its own, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but as time passed the movement became more noticeable. Donna and Angie would come home to find the doll in a completely different room from which they had left it. Sometimes the doll would be found crossed legged on the couch with its arms folded, other times it was found upright, standing on its feet, leaning against a chair in the dining room. Several times Donna, placing the doll on the couch before leaving for work, would return home to find the doll back in her room on the bed with the door closed.

The Medium

One night Donna came home to find the doll had moved again, this time it was on her bed. Donna had come to find that this was typical of the doll but somehow she knew this time it was different, something wasn’t right. A sense of fear came over her when she inspected the doll and saw what looked like blood drops on the back of its hands and its chest. Seemingly, from nowhere, a red liquid had appeared on the doll. Scared and desperate, Donna and Angie decide it was time to seek expert advice.

Not knowing where to turn, they contacted a medium and a séance was held. Donna was then introduced to the spirit of Annabelle Higgins. The medium related the story of Annabelle to both Donna and Angie. Annabelle was a young girl that resided on the property before the apartments were built. She was a young girl of only seven years old when her lifeless body was found in the field upon which the apartment complex now stands. The spirit related to the medium that she felt comfort with Donna and Angie and wanted to stay with them by moving into the doll. Feeling compassion for Annabelle and her story Donna gave her permission to inhibit the doll and stay. They were to soon find out however, that Annabelle was not what she seemed.

Lou

Lou was friends with Donna and Angie and had been with them since the day the doll arrived. He had never been fond of the doll and on several occasions warned Donna that it was evil, saying that she should get rid of it. However, Donna had developed a personal tie to the doll and decided to keep it, despite Lou’s feelings. Her decision was a terrible mistake.

One night Lou awoke with a jolt of terror, a jolt that didn’t seem like it was from his usual nightmares. Somehow, something felt different. What would appear to be a common case of sleep paralysis became all too real; he looked around the room but couldn’t discern anything out of the ordinary. At first anyway. Looking down toward his feet he saw the doll, Annabelle. It began to slowly glide up his leg, moving over his chest and stopping at his neck. Helpless against it, the doll began to strangle him. After a moment Lou, at the point of asphyxiation, blacked out. He awoke the next morning, certain it wasn’t an ordinary night terror, and was determined to rid himself of that doll and the spirit that possessed it.

Preparing for a road trip the next day, Lou and Angie were reading over maps alone in her apartment. The apartment was eerily quiet. The silence was broken when rustling sounds coming from Donna’s room aroused fear that someone had broken into the apartment. Lou, determined to figure out what was causing the noise, quietly made his way to the bedroom door. He waited for the noises to stop before entering and turning on the light. The room was empty except for Annabelle, whom was tossed in a corner on the floor. Lou searched the room for signs of forced entry but nothing was out of place. As he got closer to the doll he got the distinct impression that somebody was behind him. Spinning around Lou found that despite his unease nobody besides himself and the doll were in the room. Then in a flurry of motion he found himself doubled over in pain, with blood dripping from a cut on his chest. Upon opening his shirt, there on his chest were what appeared to be 7 distinct claw marks.

Today

I hope you enjoyed this article and should you ever want to visit the famous Annabelle, she can be found at the Warren Occult Museum in Moodus, Connecticut. The museum is run by Lorraine Warren, the famous paranormal investigator, and now frequent guest on the television show “Paranormal State”. Housed in a glass case at the museum you will find Annabelle. Mrs. Warren relates that Annabelle still moves about occasionally and is still known to make growling noises at unsuspecting visitors….

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So what is the Truth… hard to believe. I would have to see the doll myself and do some investigations. Once again it’s up to you.

“Many yet are the secret truths of God which will be unfolded as they are needed.”
HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Something from the history…

This video is from 1964. It just makes you wonder why we have to be suppressed all of this information. There must to be an end to this dark cabal and it seems that we have to demand disclosure. Otherwise we just have to keep on going in the darkness…

This recording is from the KVOS Channel 12 Films, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA.

700 year old Nordics, Space Travel, Time travel (f =1/T), technology swap.

In 1952, over a week before the events of the 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident George-Van-Tassel notified the US air force, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and the Life (magazine) of the future events of the 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident via registered letters.[6] This event was witnessed by thousands of people in and around the Washington D.C. area. It is one of the most publicized sightings to have ever taken place.

GEORGE VAN TASSEL
1910-1978
Author, inventor and controversial UFO advocate. Some agreed, some disagreed with his philosophy.
None found him boring.
http://www.integratron.com/2History/H…

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“They frequently find the truth who do not seek it, they who do, frequently lose it.”
FANNY KEMBLE, Further Records, Feb. 8, 1875

Creatures from beyond part XII, Orang Pendek (Hobbit)

 

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Next creature is like Bigfoot, but smaller and could be the “Real Hobbit”. Here we go:

Orang Pendek (Indonesian for “short person”) is the most common name given to a cryptid, or cryptozoological animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra.

The animal has allegedly been seen and documented for at least one hundred years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists and Western scientists and travellers. Consensus among witnesses is that the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedalprimate that is covered in short fur and stands between 80 and 150 cm (30 and 60 in) tall.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Location

While Orang Pendek or similar animals have historically been reported throughout Sumatra and Southeast Asia, recent sightings have occurred largely within the Kerinci regency of central Sumatra and especially within the borders of Taman Nasional Kerinci Seblat (Kerinci Seblat National Park) (TNKS).[1][2][8] The park, 2° south of the equator, is located within the Bukit Barisan mountain range and features some of the most remote primary rainforest in the world. Habitat types within the park include lowland dipterocarp rainforest, montane forests, and volcanic alpine formations on Mt. Kerinci, the second highest peak in Indonesia.[8] Because of its inaccessibility, the park has been largely spared from the rampant logging occurring throughout Sumatra and provides one of the last homes for the endangered Sumatran Tiger.

The animal

Orang Pendek has yet to be fully documented and no authoritative account of its behavior or physical characteristics exists. However, witnesses report some characteristics consistently, so a likely picture of the animal can be conjectured.

Physical description

Frequently reported

Other reports

  • blackish-brown,[7] red-brown,[5] golden-brown,[7] yellow,[7] or orange[4] fur
  • short-legged with long, powerful arms[3][7]
  • seen in trees[1][7]
  • inverted feet, to hide direction of travel[7]

From Debbie Martyr

Debbie Martyr – a prominent Orang Pendek researcher who has worked in the area for over 15 years, has interviewed hundreds of witnesses, and alleges to have seen the animal personally on several occasions—gives the following description:

…usually no more than 85 or 90cm in height — although occasionally as large as 1m 20cm. The body is covered in a coat of dark grey or black flecked with grey hair. But it is the sheer physical power of the orang pendek that most impresses the Kerinci villagers. They speak in awe, of its broad shoulders, huge chest and upper abdomen and powerful arms. The animal is so strong, the villagers would whisper that it can uproot small trees and even break rattan vines. The legs, in comparison, are short and slim, the feet neat and small, usually turned out at an angle of up to 45 degrees. The head slopes back to a distinct crest — similar to the gorilla — and there appears to be a bony ridge above the eyes. But the mouth is small and neat, the eyes are set wide apart and the nose is distinctly humanoid. When frightened, the animal exposes its teeth — revealing oddly broad incisors and prominent, long canine teeth.[3]

Reported dietary habits

Sightings by locals often take place in farmland on the edge of the forest, where Orang Pendek is allegedly seen walking through fields and raiding crops (especially corn, potatoes, and fruit).[5] Locals with experience in the forests claim that Orang Pendek seeks out ginger roots,[9] a plant known locally as “pahur” or “lolo”, young shoots, insects in rotting logs, and river crabs.[7] The Durian fruit is also thought to be a favourite of the Orang Pendek.[10]

Names

Orang Pendek and similar cryptids from this area of the world are also referred to as Uhang Pandak (local Kerinci dialect), Sedapa,[1]Batutut,[3]Ebu Gogo, Umang,[2] Orang Gugu,[6] Orang Letjo, Atoe Pandak, Atoe Rimbo, Ijaoe, Sedabo, and Goegoeh.[11]

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Witnesses from many different backgrounds have reported seeing Orang Pendek over the last hundred years.

Suku Anak Dalam

The Suku Anak Dalam (“Children of the Inner-forest”)–also known as Orang Kubu, Orang Batin Simbilan, or Orang Rimba–are groups of nomadic people who have traditionally lived throughout the lowland forests of Jambi and South Sumatra. According to their legends, Orang Pendek has been a part of their world and a co-inhabitant of the forest for centuries. Benedict Allen, author of Hunting the Gugu, writes that these groups frequently leave offerings of tobacco to keep the Orang Pendek happy.[6]

In Bukit Duabelas, the Orang Rimba speak of a creature, known as Hantu Pendek (short ghost), whose description closely matches that of Orang Pendek. However, Hantu Pendek is thought of as a ghost or demon rather than an animal.[12] According to the Orang Rimba, the Hantu Pendek travel in groups of five or six, subsisting off wild yams and hunting animals with small axes. Accounts of the creature claim it ambushes unfortunate Orang Rimba hunters traveling alone in the forest. Along the Makekal River on the western edge of Bukit Duabelas, people recount a legend of how their ancestors outsmarted these cunning yet dim-witted creatures during a hunting trip. The legend is often used to boast of the intellect and reason of people who live along the Makekal.

Local villagers

Local Indonesian villagers provide the largest source of lore and information on Orang Pendek. Hundreds of locals claim to have either seen the animal personally or can relate stories of others who have. While the conjectured physical description listed above is consistently reported by this group, other, less credible characteristics such as inverted feet or magical- or ghost-like behavior are also reported.[3]

Dutch colonists

Dutch settlers in the early 20th century provided Westerners with their modern introduction to Orang Pendek-like animals in Sumatra. Two accounts in particular are widely reported:

  • Mr. van Heerwarden, who described an encounter he had while surveying land in 1923:

I discovered a dark and hairy creature on a branch… The sedapa was also hairy on the front of its body; the colour there was a little lighter than on the back. The very dark hair on its head fell to just below the shoulder-blades or even almost to the waist… Had it been standing, its arms would have reached to a little above its knees; they were therefore long, but its legs seemed to me rather short. I did not see its feet, but I did see some toes which were shaped in a very normal manner… There was nothing repulsive or ugly about its face, nor was it at all apelike.[1]

  • Mr. Oostingh, who saw a strange creature while walking in the forest:

I saw that he had short hair, cut short, I thought; and I suddenly realized that his neck was oddly leathery and extremely filthy. “That chap’s got a very dirty and wrinkled neck!” I said to myself. His body was as large as a medium-sized native’s and he had thick square shoulders, not sloping at all… he seemed to be quite as tall as I. Then I saw that it was not a man. It was not an orang-utan. I had seen one of these large apes a short time before. It was more like a monstrously large siamang, but a siamang has long hair, and there was no doubt that it had short hair.[2]

Western researchers

The most widely-known Western researcher to have attempted to document Orang Pendek is a British woman named Debbie Martyr. Along with British photographer Jeremy Holden, she engaged in a 15-year project beginning in the early 1990s and funded by Fauna and Flora International. The scope of the project was to systematically document eye-witness accounts of the animal and to obtain photographic proof of its existence via camera-trapping methods. Debbie and Jeremy did not succeed in proving its existence (Martyr has since moved on to head TNKS’s Tiger Protection and Conservation Unit), but they collected several foot print casts that appear to be from Orang Pendek and claim to have personally seen the animal on several occasions while working in the forest.[3]

From 2001 to 2003, scientists analyzed hairs and casts of a foot print found by three British men—Adam Davies, Andrew Sanderson and Keith Townley—while traveling in Kerinci.[13]Dr. David Chivers, a primate biologist from the University of Cambridge, compared the cast with those from other known primates and local animals and stated:

…the cast of the footprint taken was definitely an ape with a unique blend of features from gibbon, orangutan, chimpanzee, and human. From further examination the print did not match any known primate species and I can conclude that this points towards there being a large unknown primate in the forests of Sumatra.[14]

Hans Brunner, an Australian hair analyst, compared the hairs to those of other primates and local animals and suggested that they originated from a previously undocumented species of primate.[14]Dr. Todd Disotell, a biological anthropologist from New York University, performed DNA analysis on the hairs and found nothing but human DNA in the sample. He cautioned, however, that contamination by people who handled the hairs could have introduced this DNA or that the original DNA could have decomposed.[15]

Beginning in 2005, National Geographic funded a camera-trapping project in TNKS led by Dr. Peter Tse of Dartmouth College that attempted to provide photographic documentation of Orang Pendek. The project ended in 2009 without success.[15]

An episode of the Animal Planet series Finding Bigfoot featured the Orang Pendek, with members of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization traveling to Sumatra to investigate the creature.

Possible explanations

Three possible explanations of Orang Pendek’s identity are prominent: that all sightings can be explained as the mistaken identification of local animals; that witnesses of Orang Pendek are describing a previously undocumented species of primate; and that a species of early hominid still lives in the Sumatran jungle.[3][7]

Mistaken identity

Many locals say Orang Pendek’s feet look like those of a child, evidenced by foot prints they have found while walking through the forest. However, another local animal, the Sun Bear, is a possible source of these sightings. Bears in general are known for having feet that look quite human-like, and the size of a Sun Bear’s are similar to those of a child. In addition, gibbons populate the forests in this area and are known to occasionally descend to the ground and walk for a few seconds at a time on two legs. Witnesses could possibly be seeing orangutans; however: 1) this species has long been thought to have died out in all but the northern regions of Sumatra and 2) witnesses almost never describe the animal as having orange fur.[3]

Undocumented primate

Orang Pendek’s reported physical characteristics differentiate it from any other species of animal known to inhabit the area. All witnesses describe it as an ape- or human-like animal. Its bipedality, fur coloring, and southerly location on the island make orangutans an unlikely explanation, and its bipedality, size, and other physical characteristics make gibbons, the only apes known to inhabit the area, unlikely as well. Many[who?] therefore propose that Orang Pendek could represent a new genus of primate or a new species or subspecies of orangutan or gibbon.[3]

Surviving hominid

As far back as Mr. van Heerwarden’s account of Orang Pendek, people have speculated that the animal may in fact be a hominid. In October 2004, scientists published claims of the discovery of skeletal remains of a new species of human (Homo floresiensis) in caves on Flores (another island in the Indonesian archipelago) dating from as recently as 12,000 years ago. The species was described as being roughly one meter tall. The recency of Homo floresiensis’ continued existence and the similarities between its physical description and the accounts of Orang Pendek have led to renewed speculation in this respect.[1]

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Here is the History Channel’s documentary about Orang Pendek:

 

 

So do we have Hobbits running around in our forests? It’s up to you, again. Stay tuned for more CREATURES FROM BEYOND!!!

Creatures from beyond part XI, The Ropen

Now some new episodes in the Creatures from beyond series. First one is a large bird, lost dinosaur or demon called The Ropen. Here we go again:

The Ropen is a flying cryptid[1] alleged to live in the vicinity of Papua New Guinea.[2] According to the book Searching for Ropens, it is “any featherless creature that flies in the Southwest Pacific, and has a tail-length more than 25% of its wingspan.” On Umboi Island the word “ropen” refers to a large nocturnal creature that glows briefly as it flies.[3] The ropen is the subject of folklore (like a man but also like a spirit) but it’s believed by some natives to be a real animal.[4] Descriptions vary, but it is often said to be batlike,[5] and sometimes, Pterosaur-like;[6] although pterosaurs are generally accepted to have been extinct.[7][8] The ropen is believed to be nocturnal and to exhibit bioluminescence.[9][10] Purportedly it lives on a diet of fish,[11] though there have been some reports of the creature feasting on human flesh, especially grave robbery.[12][13][14]

Investigations

As an attempt to discredit mainstream scientific views on universal common descent or the age of the Earth, several American creationists, including Carl Baugh, Paul Nation, Jonathan Whitcomb,[15] David Woetzel, and Garth Guessman have embarked on expeditions[16] in Papua New Guinea.

In late 2006, Paul Nation, of Texas, explored a remote mountainous area on the mainland of Papua New Guinea.[17] He videotaped two lights that the local natives called “indava.” Nation believed the lights were from the bioluminescence of creatures similar to the ropen of Umboi Island. The video was analyzed by a missile defense physicist who reported that the two lights on the video were not from any fires, meteors, airplanes or camera artifacts. He also reported that the image of the two lights was authentic and was not manipulated or hoaxed.[18]

In 2007, cryptid investigator Joshua Gates went to Papua New Guinea in search of the Ropen for his TV show Destination Truth. He and his team also witnessed strange lights at night and could not confirm what they were.

In 2009, the television show Monster Quest conducted an expedition in search of the “demon flyer” but found no evidence of the creature. Later, they had a forensic video analyst examine the Paul Nation video. The analyst could not definitely conclude what was causing the lights, but ruled out vehicles and campfires believing the footage was of a pair of bioluminescent creatures perched in a tree that later take flight.

Identity

As is often the case with cryptids, the Ropen’s true identity is subject to debate. Some believe it to be a rhamphorhynchoid-like creature (a long-tailed pterosaur, which went extinct in the late Jurassic), while others suggest that the Ropen is a misidentified bat (e.g. flying foxes, which are large fruit bats than can have wingspans up to 2 metres (6.6 feet), or frigatebird. Flying lights in Papua New Guinea have been reported by not only natives but by Western visitors. Evelyn Cheesman, an entomologist, mentions them in her book The Two Roads of Papua (published in 1935): “baffling” lights that lasted “about four or five seconds.” The book Searching for Ropens says that the “ropen” light of Umboi Island lasts for about “five seconds.” There is also said to be a creature called “Duah” that is said to be another kind of ropen, but according to Searching for Ropens the correct word is actually “duwas,” and it is just another name, in a different language, for the same creature.

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Here’s a the History Channel’s documentary:

 

 

So do we have dinosaurs among us? You decide. Stay tuned for more CREATURES FROM BEYOND!!!