Sunday, September 25, 2016

Car Drives Straight Through ‘Ghost’ Girl As She Stands On Crosswalk

Ghosts: you either believe in them or you don’t. For those of you who don’t, you suspect every paranormal inkling can be proven with logic. If you do believe in ghosts, you happily accept evidence that there are spirits around us, maybe even right now. Maybe even looking over your shoulder and reading this post along with you. I, for one, love ghosts, but only if they’re friendly like Casper or Patrick Swayze. They just seem like good folks.
However, CCTV footage surfaced on YouTube shows a ghost, or so it seems, appearing on a crosswalk and being driven straight through. Oh boy, I hope she’s a friendly ghost, cause this sh*t looks pretty real. Go to the next page to see the bone-chilling footage of the alleged ghost. A video surfaced showing a ghost standing on a crosswalk while a car drives straight through her. As the car approaches, the spirit begins to form in the very helpful red circle put in the video below.
Just a second before the two meet, the image of the ghost, who appears to be a little girl, becomes much clearer. The car drives straight through her, but the figure remains in tact. Spooky. The footage was allegedly found in Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City on September 18 at 2:20 a.m. (as you can see in the footage). Only one camera seems to have caught the ghost girl, but that’s enough to rock the internet. The video was posted to YouTube and has been viewed more than 359,500 times.
Believers are quick to share their own similar experiences, but naysayers were vocal as well. “Explanation 1: A spirit, entity or ghost manifests itself in one of the busiest streets in the city and no one has noticed, no doubt, because this entity comes from an alternate dimension,” commented one viewer. “Explanation 2: The video is fake or has been superimposed on a real video.” I’m not a big believer in ghosts, except I would love to have a play date with my boys Casper and Swayze. I will admit that this footage makes the paranormal world seem a little more real, at least for the time being. Who knows, if this ghost is cool, maybe she can come. If not, I want nothing to do with her.

Does This Footage Prove The Anguished Man Is The World’s Most Haunted Painting?

This spooky video may just prove an horrific painting dubbed The Anguished Man and painted in blood is the one of the world’s -74most haunted objects.
The footage, captured in the dead of night at a home in Cumbria, appears to show a door slam shut, with the only possible explanation being paranormal activity caused by the painting. Owner Sean Robinson, from Cumbria, has been documenting the ghostly happenings caused by the painting for years. He told ghost hunting team Ghosts of Britain: “I think there is something evil about it, something wrong. “I was sure I left the door open when I was filming but in the morning it was closed. “The door just shuts on its own." He was passed on the terrifying painting by his grandma. He said: “She didn’t like it so she kept it locked away. “Just before she died she passed it to me.

“2009 was when it came out of the cellar, because when I got it no one else in the family liked it except me. Sean said he had been told by his grandmother that the artist had used his own blood, mixed in with the oil, to create the painting. When he finished the painting he committed suicide, Sean adds. But the story remains a mystery and the only evidence he has is his grandma's word. He said: “I believe the story my grandmother told me is true. “I also believe it gives off negative energy, definitely. “I am a believer now, there is definitely something wrong with that painting. “The fact that he used his own blood. It might be that it was some sort of ritual, I believe it may be a self-portrait.”
Sean claims he has experienced an enormous amount of paranormal activity caused by the painting. He said: “I have witnessed a lot. “Noises are the first thing, at first we didn’t relate them to the painting but it became obvious they only started when we brought the painting in the house. “I used to wake up in the middle of the night and see a figure at the end of my bed. “I used to have dreams about the painting, I had a vivid one when I was being lifted off the bed." One night, walking upstairs he was suddenly surrounded by thick smoke and it was freezing cold. “There was no denying it, it was there, and then it just vanished," he said. “Most of the activity seems to happen between 3am and 4am." The haunted painting, which is now safely locked away, is set to be the subject of a film coming out next year and Sean is excited about its release. He added: “We have got a very talented team working on the movie. “Tii Ricks is a Finnish American director and she is very talented so I have great hopes for that.”

Thursday, September 22, 2016

NASA Rover Finds Snake-Like Creature On Mars

Alien enthusiasts couldn’t contain their excitement as a mysterious serpent-esque creature was allegedly spotted crawling over rocks on Mars. The bizarre alien form was caught on camera by the Mars Curiosity Rover – with the images subsequently released to the public. Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to spot the snake after an “anomaly” was seen between two slabs of rocks. In a video uploaded to YouTube by popular conspiracy theory channel SecureTeam10, the creature can be clearly seen. The narrator of the video states: “It does not blend in, this doesn’t look like just some crack in the rocks.
"You can clearly see it, this thing has a shadow – it’s definitely three-dimensional.” Prevalent alien hunter Scott C waring, who runs the blog UFO Sightings Daily, chimed in on the debate, saying: “The snake looks similar to a small garden snake. “About half a metre long. A reptilian life form may have a better chance at surviving such a harsh environment.” Others went for a more spectacular theory, claiming that it is evidence of a past civilisation on the Red Planet. One YouTuber wrote in the comment section of the video: “Going on the theory that Mars may be a destroyed civilization, the "Snake" I think may be some sort of reinforcement bar. “It looks like it may be coming out of the stone, and if you've ever seen any broken concrete, the metal bars inside stick out in a serpentine fashion. So, there's another thought.” However, some were not as convinced and believe that it is a case of the mind playing tricks on one. A commenter said: “This will be shown in psychology class as a classic example of pareidolia.” Pareidolia is where the mind sees familiar patterns and recognises it as a being – such as the countless examples of finding Jesus on toast.

Mysterious Winged Creature Still Hunted In Small Iowa Town

If you've ever wanted to hunt for mythical winged creatures, Saturday is your lucky day. Paranormal investigators, authors and filmmakers will invade Van Meter this weekend for the fourth annual festival celebrating Iowa's most infamous creature — the Van Meter Visitor. It's a story that has captivated Iowans for more than 100 years, and a festival all you lovers of mystery don't want to miss. It goes like this: Over several weeks in 1903, a group of prominent men reported a seeing a half human, half animal with enormous, smooth bat wings. The fast-moving, smelly creature shot a blinding light out of its horned head. After several run-ins and attempts to kill it, the winged creature descended down the shaft of an old coal mine, never to be seen again.
The story was revived in 2013 when authors Chad Lewis, Noah Voss and Kevin Lee Nelson set out to research the 110-year-old mystery. They published "The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown" that same year. It received national and international attention. The book has 3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Nelson will host a guided monster walking tour as part of Saturday's Van Meter Visitor Festival. There will also be paranormal presentations, monster-themed games, drinks and food. Admission is free. The festival is held on the 113th anniversary of the first sighting of the winged beast.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Is There LIFE On Europa? NASA To Announce Major News In Breakthrough Press Conference

The US group sent out a cryptic message, stating that there is “surprising activity” on Europa – the most well known of Jupiter’s 67 moons. NASA has been analysing data from its Hubble Space Telescope which is currently prowling the universe. The space experts said in a statement announcing the event on Monday, to be broadcast live at 7PM UK time: “Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa.” Most scientists agree that where there is water, it massively increases the chances of finding life.

Europa has long been touted as a possible host of life elsewhere in the Solar System, and even boffins working on the Juno Probe, which is currently in orbit around Jupiter, believe that it could be a likely habitable zone for some lifeforms. When asked why Juno has to be intentionally destroyed at the end of the mission, Juno project scientist Steve Levin said that they don’t want to contaminate any potential life in that are. He added: “We think Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has a subsurface ocean of liquid water; and because everywhere on Earth that we’ve found water, we’ve also found life, this is a good place for us to search.” However, many are not convinced and believe the announcement will relate solely to the discovery of water on Europa. NASA called a similar emergency press conference when they announced the discovery of flowing water on Mars. It was only last year that Alfred McEwen, professor of planetary geology at the University of Arizona, and his team found evidence of water on Mars, and even found that water was still flowing on the surface. Since then, efforts to find life on the Red Planet have been upped.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Doctor Planning World's First Head Transplant Says He Is Preparing For His 'Frankenstein' Surgery By Reanimating Human Corpses

A controversial neurosurgeon who wants to carry out the first human head transplant has outlined plans to conduct 'Frankenstein' experiments to reanimate human corpses to test his technique. Dr Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, and his collaborators believe they may be able to conduct the first human head transplant next year. They have outlined plans to test whether it is possible to reconnect the spinal cord of a head to another body with tests that will stimulate the nervous system in fresh human corpses with electrical pulses. However, the Russian man who has volunteered to have the first transplant has also revealed that his girlfriend is opposed to him having the operation. The aim of the surgery is to first cut the spinal cord and then repair it before using electrical or magnetic stimulation to 'reanimate' the nerves and even movement in the corpse. In an article for the Surgical Neurology International, Dr Canavero and his colleague in South Korea and China drew parallels to the infamous story of Frankenstein, where electricity is used to reanimate the fictional monster. He pointed to experiments conducted in the 1800s using the corpses of criminals who had been hung as proof such tests could be successful.

Dr Canavero (pictured) said the first operation on a human would only be carried out once surgeons were sure there was a 90 per cent chance of success. They hope to test some of the techniques needed to reconnect the spinal cord using fresh human cadavers
 Dr Canavero and his colleagues said: 'A fresh cadaver might act as a proxy for a live subject as long as a window of opportunity is respected (a few hours). 'It also implies that the process of deathly disintegration is not an immediate process. We name this effect the "Frankenstein effect". It comes as Dr Canavero and his colleagues have announced the results of experiments to show they can reconnect the spinal cord after it was severed in a dog. A series of research papers published today detail how the animal was able to walk and wag its tail three weeks after being paralysed from the neck down. Dr Canavero claims the results prove the technique used, known as GEMINI spinal cord fusion, will also work in humans to fuse two ends of a spinal cord together. This could then be used to connect a transplanted head to a donor body, allowing a paralysed patient regain control of a body. Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian computer programmer suffering from a form of spinal muscular atrophy called Werdnig-Hoffmann, has volunteered to undergo the surgery. However, the claims have been met with scepticism by many in the scientific community who warn the experiments in animals do not yet prove a head transplant will work in humans. It is unclear exactly how completely the dog's spinal cord was severed before it was treated and its injury is some way from having a total head transplant. Writing in the journal Surgical Neurology International, Dr Canavero said the results of the experiments should dispel the hysteria around full head transplants 'once and for all'. He said: 'While of course these results are in need of duplication, there can be no doubt that this new batch of data confirm that a spinal cord, once severed, can be refused with useful behavioral recovery. 'Despite these exciting animal experiments, the proof of the pudding rests in human studies.' He said that initial tests will be carried out using the bodies of brain dead organ donors where the spinal cord will be severed and treated to see if it can be repaired. He explained how techniques, such as electrically stimulating movements through the spinal cord or with magnets applied to the brain, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, will be used to test the connections. If the spinal cord has reconnected, such stimulation should produce tiny electrical pulses in the nerves further beneath the point where the spinal cord was cut. Dr Canavero said: 'We believe this has a neuropathological basis.' He first announced his plans to conduct head – or body – transplant in 2013 and he in 2015 he believed the challenges involved were surmountable. Together with colleagues in South Korea, China and the US, he set up the head anastomosis venture, or HEAVEN, project to develop the techniques needed to carry out such an operation. Earlier this year, Dr Canavero claimed scientists in China had performed a head transplant on a monkey where they connected up the blood supply between the head and the new body.
         Valery Spiridonov suffers from a genetic disorder that has left him wheelchair bound. He told Good Morning Britain (pictured) that he hopes having a head transplant will allow him to regain his independence
They did not, however, reconnect the spinal cord and the animal was unable to regain movement.In a new set of papers published in the journal Surgical Neurology International and edited by Dr Canavero, researchers in South Korea and the US claim to have reconnected the spinal cords in mice and in a dog.Dr C-Yoon Kim, a neurosurgeon at Konkuk University in Seoul who has been collaborating with Dr Canavero, severed the spinal cords of 16 mice. They injected a chemical called polyethylene glycol (PEG) into the gap between the cut spinal cord in half of the mice. After four weeks, five of the eight mice who received PEG regained some ability to move but three of the mice died. Those who did not receive PEG also died. Similar tests using an enhanced version of PEG was given to five rats with severed spinal cords and the South Korean researchers showed electrical signals passed down it after treatment. However, four of the rats were killed in a flood at the team's laboratory and so they were not able to see if movement was restored. In a final experiment the South Korean team tested the PEG solution in a dog after it's spinal cord was almost completely severed. They claim 90 per cent of the cord had been severed. While the dog was initially paralysed, three days later the team report it was able to move its limbs. By three weeks it could walk and wag its tail. There was no control in the experiments. According to New Scientist, however, other scientists have raised serious concerns about the results. Dr Jerry Silver, a neuroscientist at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, told the magazine: 'These papers do not support moving forward in humans. 'They claim they cut the cervical cord 90 per cent but there's no evidence of that in the paper, just some crude pictures.' Others said it could still at least eight years before a human head transplant could realistically be carried out. Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, however, Dr Canavero said his team intended to conduct experiments on dead bodies before attempting ahead transplant with Valery Spiridonov. He said the operation on a living patient would only go ahead when there was at least a 90 per cent chance of them surviving the procedure. He said: 'The first humans to receive this sort of head transplant will not be Valery, but we will just be performing the first on brain dead organ donors, so the first live head transplant will come about somewhere where we'll be able to transfer the head of a brain dead organ donor onto the body of a decapitated, brain dead organ donor. 'So only after extensive cadaveric rehearsals and this final proof of principle surgery on brain dead organ donors we will move on Valery. 'Actually the list of patients is so long that we can't actually begin to give you all the names including several patients from England.' However, his plans to 'reanimate' corpses will doubtless require ethical approval and may pose a barrier to the experiments.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Photo Of The Loch Ness Monster Surfaces

As far as the most mysterious things in the world go, the Loch Ness Monster ranks right there at the top of the list. Now we may have the most compelling evidence yet for ol’ Nessie. Check out this photograph taken by a nearby resident, that clearly shows something unusual in the water:
Yeah, unlike past pics, this is definitely something living and breathing and not some cardboard cut-out. So what on earth is it? Well, some people who've seen it are suggesting that it might be three seals lined up perfectly to imitate the infamous monster. Hey, this theory does hold some water, since, according to Scottish Natural Heritage, Scotland is home to “internationally important numbers” of seals, somewhere over 100,000. So I guess it’s up to you to decide: does the photo show the world’s last dinosaur in hiding, or just synchronized seals?

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lost Tapes Reveal Apollo Astronauts Heard Unexplained ‘Music’ On Far Side Of The Moon

What is this monstrous, eel-like creature that washed ashore in Australia?

A photo of a massive deep sea creature that washed up on the banks of an Australian lake has been making the rounds on social media, and most people who see the picture find themselves echoing the sentiment of Newcastle father Ethan Tipper: “What the (bleep) is that?” According to Daily Mail and 9 News Australia reports, Tipper took the image of the odd beast, which was originally discovered near Lake Macquarie at Swansea in New South Whales earlier this week by a man named Robert Tyndall, and posted it online so it could be identified. Descriptions of the creature range from a cross between a dolphin and a crocodile, to an eel-like monster, to a prehistoric-looking sea beast with razor-sharp teeth. Some suggested it was a large hairtail, some said it looked like a giant pike eel, and others thought the pic was a fake. So what just what the heck IS that thing? Mark McGrouther, ichthyology manager at the Australian Museum in Sydney, told the Daily Telegraph that the creature was indeed a pike eel. Pike eels, he noted, are often found in coastal waters and soft-bottomed estuaries, and can grow to be nearly six feet (1.8 meters) in length.
McGrouther also speculated that “the angle the photo is taken from probably makes it look more impressive than it is.” As it turns out, he was spot on, as Tyndall confirmed to reporters that the eel actually measured “about 1.4 meters” or about 4.5 feet long, even though it “definitely looks bigger” in the photo. He added that he knew that it was “some kind of eel.” Pike eels, the Australian Museum explained, have elongated bodies, long, thin jaws and large, pointed teeth. They are nocturnal feeders, typically travelling to depths of more than 100 meters (328 feet) to hunt for various types of fish and crustaceans. They are not poisonous to eat, and are often sold in the markets of southeastern Asia, according to reports. Marine biologist Dr. Julian Pepperell told the Newcastle Herald that this particular specimen of pike eel appeared to be “relatively old” and likely died after being tangled in a net, hit by a boat, or succumbing to old age. As for allegations that the photo was doctored, Tyndall laughed them off, telling the Herald that he doesn’t “known anything about computers.”

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jersey Devil: Sighting Of Strange Winged Creature In New Jersey

The Jersey Devil has risen again — or so it seems! A Little Egg Harbor Township resident, Dave Black, snapped a photo of an unidentified creature that bears resemblance to the mythical ‘Jersey Devil’ that has been haunting the Pine Barren region of New Jersey for more than 200 years! Do you believe in the legend? Dave allegedly saw the mysterious, winged creature when he was driving on Route 9 in Galloway, New Jersey. At first, he thought he was seeing a llama, but his mind was completely blown by what happened next. “It spread out leathery wings and flew over the golf course,” he told NJ.com. And he even got a picture!
The Jersey resident swears he didn’t Photoshop the picture. “A friend suggested that maybe it was an animal running and an owl grabbed it, the photo being a combination of them,” Dave added. “That’s still not my first instinct, but I don’t know how to explain it otherwise. I think I saw a large, flying mammal about the size of a deer.”
The legend of the Jersey Devil is as follows: A witch, Mother Leeds, and Devil gave birth to a normal child, who eventually changed form to a creature with hooves, a goat’s head, bat wings and a forked tail. It flew up the chimney after changing, and wasn’t seen again until 1890. There have been many sightings of the Jersey Devil in the years since, and it has become a major cultural icon in the state of New Jersey. However, because there there’s no hard evidence that this creature actually exists, there are many skeptics, especially because belief in the Jersey Devil requires belief in the supernatural.

Monday, August 31, 2015

NASA Footage 'Shows UFO Beaming Light On Earth' Before Transmission Cuts

There's something to be said for Nasa - they explore space, which is a petty big job, and they pretty much single-handedly found out that the moon is not made of cheese way back in 1969. And yet, some net users think that the space agency might be hiding something from us. This video shows an unusual glowing object which was captured by a camera on the International Space Station, before Nasa’s camera feed cut out. Commenting on the video, UFO enthusiast Scott Waring says: "How much longer will NASA go on with this charade?
Spotted by YouTuber StreetCap, the video's mysterious cut is evidence, Waring believes, that the space agency is keeping secrets from us all. Waring adds: "This looks like a craft in space and is partly cloaked. The sun at a certain angle and is causing a small part of the UFO to become visible. "This is a very cool catch by Streetcap1. NASA noticed it and went to blue screen." Have a look and see what you think.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Spots Two Mysterious Lights Coming From Surface Of Dwarf Planet Ceres

One light may have seemed like a coincidence, but two? NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spotted two lights as it passes the dwarf planet Ceres, reports CNET.com, raising questions about what exactly is there. Not long after it revealed one strange, reflective spot on the surface of Ceres, then another dimmer light came into view, NASA images have revealed. It has prompted speculation that the planet might be watching us and we watch it.
The Dawn spacecraft was launched in 2007 to study the planets of the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter. Theories for the shining lights include everything from mineral deposits to a frozen lake, but the truth is no one has the answer just yet.
"This may be pointing to a volcano-like origin of the spots, but we will have to wait for better resolution before we can make such geologic interpretations," said Chris Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn mission. The two images were taken some 29,000 miles from the surface of Ceres. Dawn will continue its approach towards Ceres until March 6 where it will enter orbit around the planet.

Disneyland Surveillance Catches Ghost Hanging Around After Closing

A Disneyland video which shows what appears to be a ghost visiting the theme park after hours has gone viral. The YouTube video was uploaded in 2009 but made the rounds on the internet this week after it was posted on Reddit. CCTV footage shows the apparition cruising around Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and Rivers of America at night.
According to The Huffington Post, viewers believe it could be the result of re-using VHS surveillance tapes, or it could be the ghost of Walt Disney. One Reddit user responded to _littlehelll's post, saying: "Maybe they were still re-using VHS tapes and the static image came through from previous recordings. Like a lone janitor or something. It is compelling in any case." But another replied: "So a few years ago they were still using VHS, that's hard to believe Disney would not have gone digital by then."

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Face Of 'Ghost' Child Spotted In Window Of Abandoned Orphanage

A mysterious "ghost child’s face" has been spotted at an abandoned former orphanage, spooking locals on Friday 13th. The building as shown on Google’s Street View function snapped what might be a face in a window of the deserted hospital in Orphan Drive. A concerned local raised the alarm, believing the image shows a child crying in the window of the red-bricked building. The crumbling Victorian building, which was originally Liverpool’s Seaman’s Orphan Institution, is now believed to be riddled with ghosts, the Liverpool Echo reports. It was later used as a medical hospital, Newsham Park Hospital, and a mental asylum before it was closed down by Liverpool City Council in 1997. The inside of the grade two listed building is 99,000 sq ft, and the cavernous, spooky hospital is the site of ghost tours.
With places for 400 orphans and later 400 patients, inside it is a truly decayed scene with the assembly hall, chilling mortuary, a warren of corridors, dormitories, nine psychiatric wards, winding staircases with anti-suicide grills, treatment rooms, a vast kitchen and laundry. Rusting broken beds, wheelchairs, commodes and trollies still lie scattered around. Memos hang limply on notice boards and rows of lockers display staff names like epitaphs. A top floor attic corridor is lined with 14 “naughty” cupboards, in which unruly children were held in solitary, pitch black confinement. Sightings of ghosts have been reported on the top floor and in Ward G, and visitors have described noises and uneasy feelings when they have been in the building. Some recent ghost hunters were haunted by voices, disappearing circles and white mist. Recently, property developers have applied for planning permission to create a restaurant in the ramshackle structure.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Ghost Ship With Cannibal Rats...

The plot sounds like something out of a horror movie: A ship teeming with diseased, cannibalistic rats drifts toward the British Coast, putting millions of residents at risk. In reality, the Irish Department of Transport said they believe the Lyubov Orlova, a cruise ship that has been adrift for a year in the Atlantic Ocean, has likely sunk due to “adverse weather conditions.” Aidan Glover, a spokesperson for the Department of Transport, said officials arrived at the conclusion after they received “no positive reports or sightings” of the ship. The last signs from the cruise liner were two beacons, which were sent last March and were presumably triggered when lifeboats hit the water, the Independent reported.
Lyubov Orlova
The ship was impounded in Canada in 2010 before it was decided last year that it would be towed to the Dominican Republic and sold for scrap. During the journey, the tow-line to the tug boat broke and the Lyubov Orlova was lost at sea. Canadian authorities were reportedly able to harness it again later, dragged it to international waters and cut it loose. Whether diseased, rat-eating rats were on board hasn’t been confirmed by officials, however the Hollywood-worthy twist has captivated peoples’ attention. Pim de Rhoodes, a Belgian salvage hunter, fueled the fantasy when he told the Sun, a British tabloid, that he expected, “There will be a lot of rats, and they eat each other.” “If I get aboard I’ll have to lace everywhere with poison,” he said. The lore of the Lyubov Orlova won’t be going away any time soon. The 300-foot ship is worth an estimated $1 million in scrap, making it an attractive treasure for salvage hunters.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mars Mystery Rock That ‘Appeared’ From Nowhere

A mysterious rock which appeared in front of the Opportunity rover is “like nothing we’ve ever seen before”, according to Mars exploration scientists at Nasa. Experts said they were “completely confused” by both the origins and makeup of the object, which is currently being investigated by Opportunity’s various measuring instruments. Astronomers noticed the new rock had “appeared” without any explanation on an outcrop which had been empty just days earlier. The rover has been stuck photographing the same region of Mars for more than a month due to bad weather, with scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California monitoring the images it sends. Nasa issued a Mars status report entitled “encountering a surprise”, and lead Mars Exploration rover scientist Steve Squyres told a JPL event it seems the planet literally “keeps throwing new things at us”. He said the images, from 12 Martian days apart, were from no more than a couple of weeks ago. “We saw this rock just sitting here. It looks white around the edge in the middle and there’s a low spot in the centre that’s dark red – it looks like a jelly doughnut. “And it appeared, just plain appeared at that spot – and we haven’t ever driven over that spot.” Squyres said his team had two theories on how the rock got there – that there’s “a smoking hole in the ground somewhere nearby” and it was caused by a meteor, or that it was “somehow flicked out of the ground by a wheel” as the rover went by.
Images captured by Opportunity show the mysterious rock 'appeared' on an outcrop that had been empty just 12 Martian days ('Sols') earlier
“We had driven a metre or two away from here, and I think the idea that somehow we mysteriously flicked it with a wheel is the best explanation,” Squyres said. Yet the story got even stranger when Opportunity investigated further. Squyres explained: “We are as we speak situated with the rover’s instruments deployed making measurements of this rock. “We’ve taken pictures of both the doughnut and jelly parts, and the got the first data on the composition of the jelly yesterday. “It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before,” he said. “It’s very high in sulphur, it’s very high in magnesium, it’s got twice as much manganese as we’ve ever seen in anything on Mars. “I don’t know what any of this means. We’re completely confused, and everyone in the team is arguing and fighting (over what it means). “That’s the beauty of this mission… what I’ve realised is that we will never be finished. There will always be something tantalising, something wonderful just beyond our reach that we didn’t quite get to – and that’s the nature of exploration.” Squyres was speaking at an event marking the 10th anniversary of the arrival of Opportunity and Spirit on the surface of Mars. While Spirit lost contact with Earth and was later declared “dead” in 2010, Opportunity has now roamed the planet far in excess of what was originally planned as a three-month mission. Nasa said that with its maximum speed of just 0.05mph, as of “Sol 3547” (15 January 2014) Opportunity had covered just over 24 miles (38km).

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Art Bell Returning To Radio

Sirius XM Radio announced today it will be the exclusive home to legendary radio personality Art Bell, marking the return of the trailblazing late night host to radio with a new, expanded live, nightly call-in show on which he will explore the paranormal, unexplained and more with expert guests and listeners nationwide. Art Bell's Dark Matter will debut in fall 2013 on Indie, SiriusXM channel 104, airing nightly from 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET (7:00 – 10:00 pm PT). Bell will host the show from his home studio in Pahrump, Nevada—near the storied Area 51—opening the phones lines and inviting listeners and expert guests to join his uncensored, unscripted nightly conversation about a wide variety of topics including: the paranormal, near-death experiences, quantum physics, extraterrestrial life and the unusual. A 2008 inductee to the National Radio Hall of Fame, Bell was one of the top five most listened-to talk hosts in America when he was syndicated weeknights from 1993-2003, sharing the top rankings with Howard Stern, Dr. Laura and Rush Limbaugh, with as many as fifteen million listeners on 500 radio stations.
Howard Stern and Dr. Laura are also exclusively heard on SiriusXM. "SiriusXM is the perfect fit for me and my new show Art Bell's Dark Matter," said Art Bell. "Though invisible, dark matter accounts for gravitational forces observed in the universe—expect these forces to be at work in the uncensored, unrestricted creative arena of satellite radio, a medium with truly extraterrestrial reach." "We are excited to be the exclusive home of Art Bell, who has captivated a nation of listeners throughout his career with his intelligent and inquisitive, yet entertaining, style," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Art Bell left terrestrial radio after the biggest possible successes. We are honored that Art now wants to work with SiriusXM to write his next chapter; his vision takes advantage of our best strengths and his new show will be uncensored, unrestricted, uncluttered and utterly unique. With his return to radio on SiriusXM, he will be able to reach millions of longtime listeners and new fans everywhere in the nation." Bell started in radio at age thirteen when he became a licensed amateur radio operator, a license and interest that he holds to this day. He hosted radio shows while serving in the Air Force in Vietnam, became an engineer when he returned to the U.S., and returned to the airwaves with a late night show on a Las Vegas radio station that ultimately became his nationally syndicated show "Coast to Coast AM." Art Bell's Dark Matter will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Police Puzzled Over 7 Gift-Wrapped Skulls

Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo are baffled by a macabre puzzle: someone has been leaving gift-wrapped human skulls around town. Investigator Paul Henry Bozon Verduraz described the case to the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper in a story published Thursday. The first skull in cherry-red wrapping was found on February 20 in a planter near a residential building downtown.
Since then, seven others have been found near Mormon temples or consulates, including those for Russia, the Czech Republic and South Africa. The skulls are old, with traces of dirt. Verduraz says security cameras captured images of a woman in an ankle-length skirt leaving the skulls, which seem old, with traces of dirt. He thinks this may be part of some sort of ritual.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bigfoot Heard In Oregon? Shrieks And Screeching Sounds Heard In Forest

Sounds of Bigfoot were reportedly heard from local residents living in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. Locals living near the reservation have reported that they have been awoken by roaring and screeching sounds from the forest. Around 1,500 residents are said to be living near the Indian reservation. Residents living near an old reservation community center north of Wilhorse Resort and Casino say the strange noises started last month. Rumors ensued among the locals that the noises could be from Bigfoot being separated from its mother, according to reports.
The Oregonian reports that the frightening noises make locals apprehensive to go outside, with one resident saying that their dog was so scared of the noises that it refused to go out for a walk. However, other local residents are rubbishing the idea of the existence of Bigfoot, saying that the strange noises are likely to be from a fox or coyote. The existence of Bigfoot, or sasquatch, has been discounted by scientists, who say it is a combination of folklore, misidentification and a hoax. The ape-like creature is believed to live in forests in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Haunted House listed On eBay For 1 Euro

A house, which has been decribed by its owner as being haunted, has been listed on eBay for just 1 euro. Maud69620, who listed the house on the French version of eBay, has claims that the house is haunted by spirits after a murder allegedly took place there during the 1950s, News.com.au reported.
The haunted house on eBay for 1 euro.
While the murder was never officially confirmed, as their bodies were never found, the former owners' bodies were discovered to be buried in a nearby field of the house, which is located in Arbresle, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Paranormal incidents have reportedly been seen in and around the house, including random knocks on windows, strange voices and murmurs, weird noises and moving objects. While many have questioned the authenticity of the eBay auction, the owner has stated that it is real and anyone who believes in the spirit world should contact her.