The caricaturist Dan Smith from Tampa Bay (dansmithartist) has sent us this drawing (click on image to view larger). "This is Art appearing mysteriously in the mirror of an unsuspecting young lady. There's a shadow person and good ole Planet X going by," he explains.
Added to the more than 20,000 known asteroids such as Gaspra (pictured left), is an object dubbed 2004 AS1, which was recently revealed to have had a one-in-four chance of hitting our planet within a 36 hour period. An animation of 2004 AS1 put together by the Great Shefford Observatory, shows the trajectory of the asteroid. As Space.com reports, there is a new call for planetary defense from such objects.
"This picture was taken by Spar Guideman in November 2003 at the Gilliland ranch when he saw an object that looked out of the ordinary," writes past C2C guest James Gillilandof eceti.org."Upon blowing up the object (click here to view) we realized it was what seemed to be a large cylinder with brilliant light coming from the bottom and emissions coming out the sides. The distance makes it impossible to be a bird due to the fact it is around 12 miles away and hovering at an unknown distance from the camera," said Gilliland. View the original photo here.
Brian M. sent us this curious photo (click on for larger) that he said was captured by his father's auto deer feeder cam. "Could it be the chupacabra?" he asks. Check out this enlarged close-up to get a better view of the alleged creature. Update: Raymond C. fastblasted us this photo, which indicates the above "Chupa" is, alas, a doctored image.
Pictured (click on for larger) in this photo taken by Opportunity's camera are odd BB-sized spherical objects found on the Martian soil.
Art A. has whipped up a drawing he's titled George and Fiends. "This one's going out to the Georgemister and all the ghouls who make this show possible!" he writes. Click here to view the enlargement.
In the book The Isaiah Effect, by tonight's guest Gregg Braden, he writes about one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the "Great Isaiah Scroll." Found relatively intact in 1947 (most of the scrolls were mere fragments), the Isaiah Scroll is nearly 1,000 years older than previously existing copies of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah told of an apocalyptic future of massive global destruction, followed by a time of peace. While we may be living in the time just before such destruction, Braden believes people have the power to alter this outcome. Through his interpretation of the Isaiah Scroll, he suggests an unconventional mode of prayer can steer us away from dire outcomes.Braden writes about a "quantum principle" in prayer. For example, by focusing on a peaceable outcome out of numerous possibilities, this can become our reality. Rather than asking for peace, we should "create the feeling in our bodies as if the prayer had already been answered," he suggests.
by AJ McGettigan, shamanic astronomerThe stage is set for a very unusual celestial event. From late Aprilthrough May 2004 two recently discovered comets will simultaneously maketheir closest approach to Earth. Comet NEAT (C/2001 Q4) will be movingfrom south to north in the evening skies. Comet NEAT will be visible inboth the northern and southern hemispheres. Comet LINEAR (C/2002 T7)will be moving easterly across the southern skies. Comet Linear is notexpected to be visible from the northern hemisphere.Although the brightness of comets is very difficult to predict, theircloseness to Earth makes it likely that these comets will appear atleast as bright as Comet Hyakutake in 1996--easily visible to the nakedeye.It is an extremely unusual event to have two comets passing closely toEarth within a period of days. Interestingly, the paths of these cometsare roughly perpendicular to each other, forming the shape of a "cross"or a "medicine wheel" in o
Thanks to all who responded to our call for "Dark Arts." View five images that were deemed especially spooky.
Astrophysicists say they have detected a tiny galaxy (the area circled in white), that may be the farthest known object from Earth, at aprx. 13 billion light-years away. The cluster is called Abell 2218. Could it be named after anyone we know?!!
The notion that Earth has been visited by intelligent beings in our past, who tinkered with human genetics has been explored by a number of authors, such as Zecharia Sitchin. In his book, The Gods of Eden, William Bramley coined the term "Custodians" to describe the ancient astronauts that were documented by the Sumerians. Bramley chooses not to speculate on the Custodians' origins and believes that "it is conceivable that the alleged ownership of the Earth may have changed hands over the millennia," in the same way a corporation can change owners without the public being generally aware. Mesopotamian tablets recount a creation story where one "god" is put to death, and "the body and blood are then mixed into clay, and out of this concoction a human being is made," Bramley writes. Sitchin has concluded that this process was actually a reference to genetic engineering, where humans were developed to be a slave race to the Custodians. Could this have had something to do with
As part of an article I wrote for After Dark last year titled A Garden of Spirits, I took a look at the unusual theories that Rudolph Steiner had regarding plants. Here is an excerpt: A clairvoyant, philosopher, artist and scientist, to some Rudolf Steiner was one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century. He created the Anthroposophical Society to study and practice "spiritual science," whereby participants could access their higher spiritual selves.As outlined in the book by Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Soil, Steiner had some very unusual ideas about the growth of plants. Specifically he believed that the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all had an influence on the plants of Earth. The three bodies closest to Earth (the Moon, Mercury and Venus) had an effect on the reproduction and growth of plants working indirectly through the limestone content of the earth, whereas the outer planets he believed co
Ever wonder who creates those annoying computer worms and viruses that have spread like plague in recent years? And even of more curiosity, what is their motivation? An in-depth article in this week's New York Times Magazine by Clive Thompson provides some answers.Thompson writes there is an underground network of young writers of "malware" (malicious code) who are based mainly in Europe. Many of them merely create and post their scripts on websites, rather than directly release them onto the Internet. However, their programs are in turn picked up by "script kiddies," (a derisive term for hackers who don't have the skill to create the viruses themselves) who unleash them on the Net. "For a virus author, a successful worm brings the sort of fame that a particularly daring piece of graffiti used to produce: the author's name, automatically replicating itself in cyberspace," writes Thompson. And when antivirus companies post new warnings of a fresh menace, "the thrill for t
What could be more apropos when photographing a group of some of the world's foremost paranormal experts than capturing a paranormal phenomenon at the same time? Taken at last month's 2004 Joshua P. Warren Paranormal Conference by Forrest Connor of the LEMURteam.com, this photo (click on for larger) shows (l to r) Joshua P. Warren, President of L.E.M.U.R. Paranormal Investigations, Patrick Huyghe, editor of the The Anomalist, Phyllis Galde, Publisher and Editor of Fate magazine andcryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman. Several orbs appear near their heads, and an especially distinct one is over Huyghe's abdomen. Interestingly, the topic of orbs was one that remote viewer Ed Dames addressed in last night's show. He said that they were not related to ghosts, but rather analien life form's continued "telepresence" on Earth. He went on to explain that an insect race at a great distance from us, uses a kind of "psychoenergetic technology," to explore places in th
Jenn Dolari writes: When I was a little little kid, I used to see these shadow creatures"dancing" although they were more like jumping from shadow to shadow on mywalls. Saw them quite a bit till my cousin lit a firecracker behind myear at the age of 4. Got a bad case of Tinnitus from that that I stillhave to this day. After the firecracker issue, I never saw the shadowsagain.However, many years later, I began to write a (fictional) story about agirl who wanted to be an angel, and her (occasional) experiences withShadow People.They're EXACTLY as I saw them as a kid, minus the red eyes, which I didfor the story's sake.Check out Jenn Dolari's graphic-novel styled tale, A Wish for Wings.
Friday's first hour guest, writer Marc Zicree (zicree.com) discussed his book The Twilight Zone Companion. The late Rod Serling, who hosted the classic horror-fantasy-science fiction show and wrote 92 of its episodes, was one of TV's first great stylists, said Zicree. A kind of "modern alienation" or a fear of the unknown that you couldn't share with others, was one of Serling's major themes, he added.
This drawing (click on for larger) by Denise Elles-Slocum (email) depicts a person standing at a threshold to other dimensions. Click here to view some of Denise's past contributions to our site.
Stuart Wilde writes: Recently, spiritual beings in the morph started talking about the arrival on earth of men with wings. I found it intriguing but I didn't know what was meant by it. Certainly, religious paintings depict Michael the Archangel with wings, and people imagine all angels with wings. I always thought this was so because many people have had dreams in which they are flying and some have also had out-of-body experiences.
As the Spirit Rover gets ready to restart its duties, a panoramic photo from the other side of Mars taken by the Opportunity Rover has just been released. Click here to view, and check out Space.com's Zoom Viewer to examine more images.
Since last week's article in the Independent UK, two more major media outlets have picked up the topic of possible radical climate change. Fortune Magazine ran a story titled The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare and the New York Times, an op-ed piece, Global Chilling.