In today's China Daily, a headline proclaimed Bizarre Creature Puzzles Thousands. "It has three rows of horns on its shell, a pair of eyes like an owl", and a tail measuring around 12 inches, they wrote. Cryptomundo's Loren Coleman investigated and concluded that the creature is an "alligator snapping turtle." Read more here.
Digital artist Dana Augustine has created the image When Mary Met Jesus (view larger) in tandem with William Henry's appearance on the panel tonight.
In the article Baked Alaska by Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen, the authors draw some interesting connections between the inventor of HAARP's technology, Bernard J. Eastlund and the work of Nikola Tesla. "The similarity of Tesla's ideas to Eastlund's invention are remarkable, and by extension the overlap between Tesla and HAARP technology is downright intriguing," they write. Read more here.
Bill McDonald has provided several illustrations for his appearance tonight. Click here to view large images of his works, including this original portrait (pictured) of an "Angelic Alien-Human Hybrid 'Glow White' Child," which is currently for sale on eBay.
"It's a serious problem. Countless bovines have disappeared from dairy farms everywhere. And the numbers of missing cows are on the rise." So, writes Cowabduction.com, an interactive site that allows you to experience what such incidents might appear like. Just click on the cow!
An X-ray of a duck that was being treated at a bird rescue center in California includes the uncanny image of an alien's face. "The symmetry of the alien's face is perfect and has an intense grimace as if it were in anguish after being eaten," said a center spokesperson. View a larger image and further details at KTVU.com.
Howard Bloom was our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat on Tuesday night. Below are some excerpts from the fascinating discussion. Members can view the entire transcript.Rick What do you foresee to be the future form of energy? Howard Bloom Rick, thanks. OK, here's the deal, and here's more of what we--my team and I--are working on. There are five million cars on the road in America today that can run on biofuels there are 73 companies running over 90 plants turning out 4.3 billion gallons of biofuels per year. Yes, that's BILLIONS, and another 2 billion gallons of biofuels are about to come online and the folks in Silicon Valley are pouring their money into making far more biofuels than that. Biofuels cut carbon emissions by 80% and they are made right here in the USA. Making biofuels creates JOBS. So what's missing from this picture? A biofuel pump at your local gas station.Howard Bloom Right now our team, the Sunday night Big Bang Tango Media Lab folk h
One of Paul Kimball's entries from his blog The Other Side of Truth features an account of a "strange meteorological occurrence," that took place in Venezuela in 1886, in which a family of nine was made ill by a "vivid, dazzling light" that entered their home. Kimball looks at ball lightning as one possible explanation. Read the full entry here.
Mary Ann is known as the real life Ghost Whisperer with her experiences in the paranormal serving as an inspiration to the popular CBS series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. The TV show's website hosts an entertaining quiz titled Is Your House Haunted? which covers a grab bag of spooky phenomena.
Charles Ostman has provided several slides to help illustrate the topics he'll be covering on tonight's program: - Slides 1 - 3 - Slides 4 - 6 - Slides 7 - 9
A new laser device is being deployed by the U.S. military in Iraq. In a test program, M-4 rifles are being fitted with a laser attachment that can project an intense beam of green light capable of temporarily blinding drivers, who don't heed warnings to stop. While the intent is to save lives, usage of the "non-lethal" weapon has raised human rights issues. Read more in this article by James Rainey of the LA Times.
Last night's main guest, Tom Horn, shared a story about his father's discovery of mysterious spherical craters in the mountains of Arizona that he believes may have been created by an alien spacecraft. Horn has prepared a special page detailing this account, as well as his sister's encounter with small gray creatures, and a photo of an unusual being. Get more details here.
In a 16-minute interview with BBC News, Gary McKinnon (pictured) discussed how he hacked into NASA's computers in search of information about suppressed technology. In the portion of the interview dealing with what he uncovered about UFOs (starting at 6:47), he said that NASA regularly airbrushed out UFO images but that he saw a photo of a cigar-shaped craft above Earth's atmosphere.
First half-hour guest, Frosty Wooldridge offered commentary on illegal immigration. He doesn't think the proposed fence will be enough, and believes the border should be secured with an ongoing military operation. He also suggested that existing laws be enforced, penalizing employers who hire illegals.Wooldridge is promoting the 21st Century Paul Revere Ride, a 14,500 mile coast to coast motorcycle trip that seeks to alert Americans to the "immigration invasion." The ride starts in Denver on May 29, 2006 and ends in Washington, DC on August 12th, with a rally on the capitol steps.
Security camera footage recorded at the time of the 9-11 Pentagon attack was released today by the Department of Justiceafter a Freedom of Information Act request was made by Judicial Watch. The video, composed of still frames from two different angles, can be viewed at Judicial Watch, ABC News, and BBC News. During the first hour, three guests shared their reactions to the 9-11 Pentagon tape. Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch, said his organization had been hoping for clearer, more definitive imagery, which the Pentagon's parking lot cameras weren't designed to capture.Dave vonKleist, the producer of 911 In Plane Site, commented that the new video doesn't show a 757 and he questioned why the released footage was so low grade when the Pentagon likely has many higher quality video cameras installed on their premises.Filmmaker Alex Jones said he believes they will release clearer videos within six months to a year, and that the latest footage is designed to
Clouds of ash, rock fragments and hot gas are spewing out of Mount Merapi in Indonesia, as the volcano has reached its highest level of activity in several weeks. While most nearby villages have been evacuated, a number of residents have refused to leave citing "citing ancient mystical beliefs as they attempt to assuage the volcano's fury with incense and ritual," writes Times Online. For more coverage, see BBC News and Reuters.
George "Lee" Lutz died on May 8, 2006 at the age of 59 from conditions related to heart disease. A former land surveyor, he gained notoriety after he and his wife Kathy moved into a three-story home on Long Island in 1975 that was the site of the grisly DeFeo family murders. George and Kathy's accounts of the haunting that took place there, which they said included oozing slime, levitation and moving furniture, became the source for The Amityville Horror book and movies. For more on Lutz's passing, see this obituary.
Brazilian archaeologists have discovered an ancient stone structure in the Amazon basin that is comparable to the England's Stonehenge. Composed of 127 large granite blocks placed in circular patterns in a field, the structure is thought to be an astrological observatory built around 2,000 years ago. Experts think the arrangement of the stones helped mark the winter solstice. Read more at BBC News.Photo: AFP
A U.K. gardener recently got quite the surprise when digging up his potted asparagus-- he saw the likeness of Jesus in the plant's roots. "The roots are fantastic. You can actually make out a thorn crown around his head, his eyes and nose," said Martin Gregory, the 52-year old gardener. To view a larger photo and read more about the incident, visit News Shopper.
A movie depicting views from the space probe Huygens as it descended onto the surface of Saturn's moon Titan has just been released. Scientists now suspect that dark patches originally thought to be methane seas are actually vast swaths of sand dunes, reports the Christian Science Monitor.
A recently revealed British Ministry of Defence report on UFOs claims that "no evidence exists to suggest that the phenomena seen are hostile or under any type of control, other than that of natural physical forces." The report named meteor activity, and other events related to "physical, electrical and magnetic phenomena in the atmosphere, mesosphere and ionosphere" as the source of unusual aerial sightings. Read more at BBC News.
Athlete and student of the healing arts, Lisa Garr (email) created and hosts The Aware Show, a radio program about natural health, personal growth and spirituality. The hour-long show airs on one of the largest radio stations west of the Mississippi, KPFK 90.7 FM (from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday), and features best-selling authors as well as experts in the fields of spirituality and healing. Read more about Lisa at theawareshow.com.
A giant mechanical elephant paraded down London's streets Friday as part of a four-day theater festival. The Sultan's Elephant stands nearly 40 feet tall, weighs more than 46 tons, and consists of hundreds of moving parts. The massive hydraulically-operated creature was made by French arts company Royal de Luxe to tell the story of a sultan and his magical time-traveling elephant (pictured with 16-ft tall mechanized girl). View more photos at BBC News.
Tiny sea creatures have been viewed for the first time as part of the Census of Marine Life project. Among the species uncovered during a recent mission in the Atlantic is the pictured "winged" snail. Visit BBC News for more.
A new potential 'Bigfoot' photo has emerged, taken by a motion/heat detector camera mounted to a tree about three feet off the ground in Mt. Hood National Forest. For a larger version of the photo and reactions to it, visit Cryptomundo.com
Illusionist David Blaine recently embarked on his newest challenge-- spending seven days underwater in a "human aquarium" set up at Lincoln Center in New York City. For the Drowned Alive event, he'll subsist on a tube-fed diet of Gatorade, Pedialyte and water sent in to his 8ft. acrylic sphere filled with 2,000 gallons of water. For more, see reports from ABC News and BBC News (includes video).
While there have been numerous books, films and documentaries made about Nostradamus, now there are plans for a heavy metal "concept" album on the great 16th century seer. The band Judas Priest is currently at work writing songs about his life and prophecies. A spectacular stage show with massive moving screens, special effects and illusions is planned by the group to accompany the 2007 release. Read more at Billboard.
This weekend the Retro UFO convention took place in Landers, CA at the site of the Integraton, a unique domed building created by contactee George Van Tassel in the 1950's. For video, photos, and coverage of the event, see this article by Bettie Rinehart of the LA Times. George Knapp of KLAS-TV also recently filed a video report from the Integraton.