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Got milk?

How about 26 gallons of it? One man did, at least for a little while. And that man was dressed in a cow costume.

In the category of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up If You Tried, the 18-year-old crawled into a Stafford, Va., Walmart on all fours, reported PotomacLocal.com.

After standing, he loaded about $92 worth of milk into a shopping cart and simply rolled the cart out of the without paying, police have confirmed to NBC Washington.

Police in Stafford County, Va., can't figure out what prompted a man to steal 26 gallons of milk while dressed in a cow costume.

He then attempted to give the milk away outside the store, and tried to flee the scene by skipping away, police said.

Jonathan Payton, 18, of North Stafford, Va., was given a summons and released at the scene.



Source:  http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/weird/Man-Dressed-as-Cow-Steals-26-Gallons-of-Milk-120807919.html?dr



Assassination: Was JFK shot to stop him discovering the truth about UFOs?

Last week Lee Speigel of AOL News wrote this very interesting piece about the possibility that there was a connection between JFK’s interest in UFOs and his assassination. Pretty fascinating stuff!


Do you like a good UFO detective story? Well, here’s one for you. And it’s ongoing, so we don’t yet know the ending. It involves President John F. Kennedy’s interest in UFOs shortly before his death and an allegation that he may have angered officials in his administration when he asked for information on the subject.

Recently, the FBI opened a new website, “The Vault,” that lets you view a variety of documents, including those regarding UFOs. I looked into one document that appears to include a phony UFO story and mentioned how important it is to be extremely careful when looking at UFO documents and how it’s critical to know the background of this information.

While researching materials for his new book, “A Celebration of Freedom: JFK and the New Frontier” (Wasteland Press), Atlanta, Ga., history teacherWilliam Lester used the Freedom of Information Act to get some previously classified documents.

Two of them were written by Kennedy on the same date, Nov. 12, 1963 — 10 days before his assassination. One was to the CIA director, asking for UFO files (See JFK Doc 2); the other was to the NASA administrator, with Kennedy expressing a desire for cooperation with the former Soviet Union on mutual outer space activities (See JFK Doc 3).

“One of his concerns was that a lot of these UFOs were being seen over the Soviet Union and he was very concerned that the Soviets might misinterpret these UFOs as U.S. aggression, believing that it was some of our technology,” Lester told AOL News.

“I think this is one of the reasons why he wanted to get his hands on this information and get it away from the jurisdiction of NASA so he could say to the Soviets, ‘Look, that’s not us, we’re not doing it, we’re not being provocative. In fact, just to show you that it’s not us, what do you think about us working together on the exploration of space?'” Lester added.

Also in his book, Lester reprints an intriguing letter written by Maxwell W. Hunter of the National Aeronautics and Space Council (from the executive office of the president) to Robert F. Packard of the Office of International Scientific Affairs.

Hunter was a pioneer rocket scientist and scientific adviser to both Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He wrote this 1963 letter, titled “Thoughts on the Space Alien Race Question.”

This is not the first time these and more provocative UFO-related documents have surfaced over the last several decades. Many files point to earlier presidents, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, as also being interested in the UFO subject.

Perhaps the most intensely scrutinized documents ever to emerge on UFOs have come to be known as the Majestic 12 or MJ-12. This was a reference to a top-secret group of military officials and scientists allegedly appointed by Truman in 1947 to keep close tabs on the activities of alien beings on Earth after a reported UFO crash near Roswell, N.M.

Let’s try to sort out the facts.

In 1984, the MJ-12 documents first appeared when a UFO researcher, Jaime Shandera, received a plain brown envelope that contained a roll of 35mm black-and-white film that developed into a multipage 1952 document — presumably created for Eisenhower — regarding something called “Operation Majestic 12.”

When the MJ-12 documents were eventually made public around 1987, skeptics poured out of the woodwork, condemning the documents as fraudulent and totally dismissing them.

To get some much needed credible information about the documents, I turned to Linda Moulton Howe, a renowned investigative reporter who explored the MJ-12 materials in 2008. An excellent, in-depth series of reports on her efforts to uncover the truth of the MJ-12 story can be found at herEarthfiles website.

“It’s the Catch-22 circle that counter-intel is so good at and they depend on it to divert 99 1/2 percent of the public and the media. And that is, you just put out the word ‘This is a hoax’ and the population accepts it, and they know that, and they have done this,” said Howe, a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV producer and critically acclaimed author of numerous books, including “Glimpses of Other Realities, Volumes I and II” (Linda Moulton Howe Productions).

“So, whether it’s swamp gas, weather balloons, hoaxes of hubcaps being thrown up into the air — the government’s efforts back in the late ’40s and early ’50s became preposterous and cartoonish to try to get control of a subject that they knew was absolutely critical,” Howe told AOL News.

The controversy surrounding MJ-12 is a prime example of the age-old “he said, she said” battle in the universe of UFO believers and skeptics.

But MJ-12 has taken on a life of its own because of the large volume of documents and the attention to detail within, including the verification process conducted by serious researchers into specific files that suggest government officials were unhappy with Kennedy’s interest in UFOs.

I contacted the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, searching for information about JFK’s UFO interest. I was told they didn’t catalogue that kind of thing there, but they gave me the names of five Kennedy biographer/historians — Robert Dallek, James Giglio, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael O’Brien and Laurence Leamer.

When I reached out to them for any information they might provide, the responses ranged from “I can’t help you,” “I had not uncovered any information relating to JFK’s interest in UFOs” and “I’m afraid I know nothing about JFK’s interest in UFOs” to “I don’t know anything about it. Maybe when he heard ‘unidentified foreign objects,’ he thought they were European women.”

So, I kept digging.

And Howe connected me with the man she worked closely with in 2008 on the MJ-12 documents. The conversation I had with physicist/aeronautical engineer Robert Wood, former deputy director of McDonnell Douglas — the major aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor — really opened my eyes.

In the 1960s, Wood led a McDonnell Douglas team to study UFOs and he’s put a huge amount of investigative work into the MJ-12 documents. His website offers a stunning display of MJ-12 items, complete with individual document analysis, and he’s collaborated with Howe to piece together and authenticate these eye-opening files.

After a 43-year career with McDonnell Douglas, Wood retired in 1993. That, coupled with more than three decades of investigating UFOs, makes him a highly credible voice about the phenomenon.At McDonnell Douglas, “We had authority to look at how UFOs might work, with gravity-controlled devices. And I hired (nuclear physicist) Stanton Friedman — it was the first job he ever had that paid him to study UFOs,” Wood said about the man widely considered the hardest-working UFO investigator today, who offers his own critique of MJ-12 skepticism and debunkers.

“There are those who believe (despite evidence to the contrary) that no alien spacecraft have ever visited Earth. Therefore, any documents saying that they have must be false,” Friedman pointed out. “No need to do a detailed investigation, to spend time in archives, research the people involved, etc. They must be fraudulent!”

Under the auspices of McDonnell Douglas, Friedman worked closely with Wood looking into reports, including stories told by alleged UFO abductees. “We didn’t get any breakthroughs and our report was never submitted to the government — it was a McDonnell Douglas project — and so we never told the government about it,” Wood said.

In the 1990s, Wood obtained a series of the MJ-12 documents, including something known as the “burned” memo — believed to have been written in the early 1960s — that was reportedly saved from being burned, presumably to forever hide important UFO information, including parts that referred to Kennedy.

The memo contains a reference to “Lancer,” which was John F. Kennedy’s Secret Service code name.

The first page of the now-infamous burned memo (See JFK Doc 4), reportedly written by the director of Central Intelligence, said:

“As you must know, Lancer has made some inquiries regarding our activities, which we cannot allow. Please submit your views no later than October. Your action to this matter is critical to the continuance of the group.”

To authenticate the documents, Wood turned to forensics and linguistics specialists who carefully looked at things like the paper they were printed on, ink age, watermarks, font types and other markings.

“I hired a forensics company to check the age of the ink and to check several other things that you can date, using the same techniques you’d use in a court of law,” Wood explained. “And all the critics who wave their arms and say, ‘Well, you can duplicate anything,’ they forget about the fact that these documents actually showed up in the public domain long before our sophisticated techniques got on the market.

“I never figured out who the original document leaker was or what they thought I would do with it, other than what I’ve done, which has been to discuss it professionally, ethically and from a point of view of intellectual curiosity.”

After gathering all their information, Wood and his son, Ryan, produced a 2008 television documentary, “The Secret,” shown on the then Sci Fi Channel.

After exhaustive hands-on analysis of the MJ-12 documents, including the volatile burned memo, Wood came to some striking conclusions:

“I think the most important set of documents are the ones that show that we started this program in 1942, after recovering the first craft in 1941 — at the beginning of the war, just a few days after Pearl Harbor.

“The second most important set of documents, I think, is the one that links this to the JFK assassination, and that’s the burned memo.

“And the third most important documents were the ones that deal with what we were doing about it in the ’50s, how we were going to absorb the technology and reverse-engineer it, and how it would affect our entire structure of technology.

“That’s my assessment of its relative importance. The most important idea that people have not grasped at all is that this program started in early 1942. The second most important idea is that the program is not under the control of the president and when the president was about to leak it, they bumped him off.”

Wood’s implication that JFK was killed because of his interest in UFOs is startling, to say the least. But he’s not the only person who considers this a possibility.

“I think Kennedy was very interested in UFOs on several fronts,” Lester suggested after finishing his book on Kennedy’s life.

“There seemed to be kind of an idealistic scientific angle to it, but there was also this hardcore tactical angle that he was trying to successfully play, in what were very volatile times.

“It’s almost impossible for me to believe that there’s no connection. Now I couldn’t go into a courtroom and prove that there was a direct correlation, but I find it hard to believe that there’s no connection there.”

If this is all true, then it opens the biggest can of worms ever. And yet, Wood’s background and integrity shouldn’t be taken lightly.

“People always ask me, ‘How would the government keep a secret,’ because everybody knows that governments don’t keep secrets,” Wood said.

“As I got involved in classified work, I concluded a couple of things: the higher your clearance level and the more sophisticated the program was, the smarter the people were in the room, almost without exception.

“These guys get smarter and smarter the more complex it is or the more secret it is, and therefore, they are very clever and have a lot of enjoyment in figuring out how to accomplish their missions, which is to keep the public in the dark.”

Certainly Wood’s career achievements are not in dispute, so there doesn’t seem to be a reason for him to be lying or making this stuff up. And, by the way, he doesn’t think there’s just one group of ETs visiting us.

“There’s another dimension here that people don’t always integrate and that is, what’s the aliens’ role in this matter? I’m satisfied there’s at least six kinds and they each have their own agendas. It seems like the only thing that’s the same is that none of them really want to come out and openly admit that they’re here.”

Are the MJ-12 documents real or phony? So much mystery still swirls around the assassination of JFK. For conspiracy theorists this is only more fuel on the fire. To be sure, the debate will continue. But for now, with the information presented here, you can make up your own mind.

At the very least, it’ll give you something to wonder about.


To see some of the classified MJ-12 documents, including the “burned” memo that refers to JFK, as well as Kennedy’s letter to the CIA director about his inquiry into the UFO subject, check out the source of the article:  http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/18/the-jfk-ufo-connection-bogus-documents-or-unanswered-questions/

Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: Sandy Bates Emmons from the haunted Freestone County Historical Museum

The Shadow Hour

The Shadow Hour

Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  It’s that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Sandy Bates Emmons works with the Freestone county Historical Museum in Texas.  In her time with the museum she has encountered a number of haunted events related to the buildings and the artifacts.  She’ll tell us more about her experiences and what she believes they mean.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…



Mongolia, a land of mystery. Where the grave of great warrior king Genghis Khan, who created an empire stretching from the Baltic and Black to the Bering seas, remains undiscovered. Where the national dish has becomeMongolian barbecue, the stir-fry buffet variety invented in the United States.

And where giant, scarlet worms burrow in the barren expanse of one of the world’s largest, coldest deserts, spewing fiery acid and electrocuting unlucky camels from a distance.

Yes, a creature so fearsomely odd that its name — which also happens to be the title of a cheesy Syfy Channel/Lions Gate DVD release set for April 26 — deserves the honor of its own paragraph:

The Mongolian Death Worm.

An interpretation of the Mongolian Death Worm by Belgian painter Pieter Dirkx.

Just as intrepid explorers still search for Genghis Khan’s grave, reality-TV crews still anxiously seek the sausage-like, homicidal pseudo-penis dentata dubbed the olgoi-khorkhoi, or the “intestine worm.” Even the august National Geographic sent its own beast hunter, Pat Spain, in search of the Mongolian Death Worm.

He didn’t find it, but managed to add to MDW’s mythos by noting it can explode when angered, as if zapping helpless goat herders from a distance weren’t enough.

Syfy Channel’s own documentary show, “Destination Truth,” has been there, too, as have others, though according to this Mongolian site that offers death worm tours, the first digital age quest may have been by a 1994 Czech TV team.

Like everybody else, the Czechs came up empty-handed. That’s not a surprise, since the originator of the whole Mongolian Death Worm meme was the storied, tough bwana Roy Chapman Andrews, said to be an inspiration for Indiana Jones.

In his 1926 book “On the Trail of Ancient Man,” Andrews recounted with some skepticism a range of secondhand observations from native Mongolians of the so-called intestine worm — so named for its outward appearance, not its choice of alimentary dwelling.

Unfortunately, history leaves us little more than eyewitness testimony of worm sightings, detailed as they often are.

The MDW is dubious enough that cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, displays a vintage model of Japanese kaiju movie heroMothra in the larval stage, but labels it as the Mongolian Death Worm. Youngsters often ask what the label is doing on Mothra.

Mongo-D “is not a celebrity cryptid like the Loch Ness Monster or Yeti,” Coleman told AOL News. It’s more of a second-tier creature, he said, “not like a unicorn or a centaur, but it’s very much a shadowy folklore creature.”

So why is the worm enjoying a sudden cultural renaissance among couch explorers?

“You could go to Lake Champlain and look for Champ, or you could go look for Bigfoot, but that’s not so exotic,” Coleman said. “These documentary film companies are looking to sell concepts and sell advertising.”

The fact that Genghis Khan Beer is plentiful and costs about $1.15 a large can, or 1,412 Mongoliantogrog, probably doesn’t hurt either. Unlike, say, Burton and Speke’s nearly year-long Victorian-era expedition searching for the Nile’s source, reality docu-junkets last a couple of days — hardly time for serious scientific investigation.

Plus, Coleman said, “People are getting bored, and so they like different kinds of cryptids.”

The single review on Amazon of “Mongolian Death Worm” the movie, by a Tammy N. Zhang, which 0 of 9 people found helpful, appears to support that conclusion:

Its the best creature movie yet and a treasure guarded by killer man-eating worms only a genious could think of a movie like this. Nice level of gore like the one where blood and chunks of meat came flying out of the well, A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Good action like guns and explosions that are big and cool. How can it get better than this, then all of a sudden a giant one came out of a big crack in the wall and ate a couple of people but still awesome. [sic]

Awesome indeed, especially considering the movie stars Sean Patrick Flanery, who once played the young Indiana Jones.

The thing is, a creature such as this could almost exist if it didn’t have quite so many unique characteristics, said May Berenbaum, head of the department of entomology — the study of insects — at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

For instance, among bugs, “spitting acid is not a unique and unprecedented accomplishment,” Berenbaum told AOL News. “There are plenty of arthropods that rely on acid.” For instance, she added, there’s the vinegaroon, or whipscorpion, which “sprays from a revolving turret on its abdomen, literally acetic acid,” the key component of vinegar.

Really big worms are not uncommon, either. In Australia, there are earthworms that can reach 5 feet long. But it’s the electrical jolt component, the notion that Mongo-D is some sort of “taser worm” that can kill from a distance, that’s most problematic, according to Berenbaum. Her name might be familiar to “X-Files” fans from the episode “War of the Coprophages,” about possible alien robotic cockroaches, in which the writers paid homage to her as Dr. “Bambi” Berenbaum.

“There are certainly intestinal worms that can establish residence internally and cause major stress, and heavy levels of parasites can bring down an animal, but from the inside, not the outside,” she said.

She stops short of ruling out the existence of the Mongolian Death Worm — it may be a misnamed snake or some other phylum-bender. “Certain aspects of its biology are not at all unfamiliar,” Berenbaum said. “But when you put them all together, I am not sanguine about the process of finding one soon.”


Source:  http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/24/mongolian-death-worm-legendary-creepy-crawley-desert-killer/


SETI forced to put search for alien life on hold


(CNN) — Interstellar radio has lost one of its most avid and high-profile listeners.

A collection of sophisticated radio telescopes in California that scan the heavens for extraterrestrial signals has suspended operations because of lack of funding, a spokeswoman said Monday.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute operates the Allen Telescope Array, the field of dish-like scopes some 300 miles north of San Francisco. The telescopes are a joint effort of SETI and University of California-Berkeley’s Radio Astronomy Lab and have been funded largely by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who donated more than $25 million to the project.

A state budget crisis and reduced federal dollars have choked the project of funding, said Karen Randall, SETI’s director of special projects. SETI put the Allen Telescope Array on hold a week ago — a situation publicly revealed by Franck Marchis, a principal investigator for SETI who doesn’t work on the affected project, on his blog.

SETI CEO Tom Pierson sent an April 22 letter to donors saying the telescope array had been put into “hibernation,” Randall said. Pierson’s letter stated in part, “Starting this week, the equipment is unavailable for normal observations and is being maintained in a safe state by a significantly reduced staff.”

The Allen Telescope Array will resume operations by 2013, when SETI’s new round of funding goes into effect, Randall said. The funding will cover the project until 2018, she said. In the meantime, SETI is searching for quick cash.

“Obviously, we want to be prepared for these kinds of things,” Randall said of financial obstacles. “We are working on some other angles that have bubbled up that will basically not be so vulnerable to budget cycles.”

SETI since last month has been soliciting donations to fund the Allen project. The organization says it needs to raise $5 million. Randall said she hasn’t talked with Allen about contributing additional funds.

The idea for constructing the telescope dishes was conceived in 1997. Four years later, Allen agreed to fund the venture and construction of the initial 42 antennas, located in Northern California’s rural Cascade Mountains. SETI has said it plans to eventually grow the number of dishes to 350.

The array’s 20-foot-wide telescopes, spread across several acres, don’t send messages into space but scan the cosmos for signals of extraterrestrial origin. Unlike previously existing radio telescopes, which scan the sky for limited periods, the Allen Telescope Array probed the universe round the clock.

Each of the 42 dishes is aimed at a different area of the sky, collecting reams of data that are being studied by computers for unusual patterns.

SETI also is known for its most visible staffer, astronomer Jill Tarter, current director of the Center for SETI Research and the real-life inspiration for Jodie Foster’s character in the 1997 movie “Contact.”

“At SETI, our current mission isn’t to broadcast, but rather to listen to the universe and see what else might be out there,” she wrote last year in a commentary published on CNN.com. “If signals are detected, everyone on the planet should have a voice in deciding how to respond.”

The cutbacks at SETI and UC-Berkeley come at a challenging time for space exploration. NASA is ending its space shuttle program, and the agency faces “tough fiscal times, tough choices” for its 2012 budget, Administrator Charles Bolden said recently.

California’s fiscal woes have also reduced the amount of money available to the Berkeley lab, Randall said.

The lab will lay off four people due to a lack of operating revenue, leaving two support staff, said Robert Sanders, a spokesman for the school. The group begun shrinking in 2009 when Berkeley laid off several staff, he said.


Source:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/04/25/seti/index.html?hpt=C2


Students Timur Hilall, 18, and Kirill Vlasov, 19, have admitted their 'find' of an alien in the Siberian woods was just a stunt

Seriously?  They made this thing out of chicken skin and breadcrumbs???  Someone, please… get these kids a job at Industrial Light and Magic, already!


We said it was too good to be true and, sadly, it was.

The students behind the discovery of an alien’s body at a UFO ‘crash site’ have admitted that it was a ‘crummy’ hoax made out of stale bread.

Friends Timur Hilall, 18, and Kirill Vlasov, 19, shot the video that showed the alien’s mangled remains frozen in snow in Irkutsk, Siberia.

The pair were questioned by police over their ‘extraterrestrial discovery’ but admitted to their stunt.

But not before their creation became an internet sensation, drawing almost 700,000 hits on YouTube.

Their find was deemed serious enough for the Kremlin to get involved and a spokesman from the Russian interior ministry confirmed the hoax.

‘We found the alien in one of the student’s homes,’ he said.

‘It was lying under his bed and an examination of it revealed it had been made of bread crumbs which were covered in chicken skin.’

Prosecutors are now considering whether or not the pair have committed any crimes.

Dead Body of Alien Found in Russia

The pair of pranksters used bread crumbs wrapped in chicken skin to create the realistic-looking alien in the snow

Sergei Zvedzin, a police spokesman, said: ‘What are we going to do with them? We have not yet decided.

‘We will be looking to see if a crime has been committed in connection with the use of animal skin. If they have committed an offence they will have to pay for it.’

Their bogus claims appeared after locals reported seeing an alien spaceship crash in the area last month.

Local UFO expert, Alex Komanov, from the Russion UFO Research Centre, dismissed the find saying: ‘The body is interesting. The texture is similar to a real biological entity.

‘However, the creature has no clothes and I am sure that intelligent beings would be dressed in something like a space suit or coveralls.’

However, conspiracy theorists have already started accusing the government of a cover up. One said: ‘We know what we saw. Powerful people in the military just don’t want us to see this.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379214/The-loaf-How-frozen-Siberian-alien-really-BROWN-BREAD.html#ixzz1KBid9ztt 

Here’s the link to our original report as well as the video:


Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: Ian and Erin Powell from the Pride House

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Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  It’s that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Tonight our guests are Ian and Erin Powell, who run the Pride House in Jefferson, Texas. They firmly believe that this location is haunted and have spent the last several years investigating and collecting evidence, including a wide variety of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…



Dead Body of Alien Found in Russia

Does this still frame of a recently shot video show the corpse of an alien?


This video recently showed up on YouTube, and appears to show the corpse of an alien. Uploaded by YouTube user “SashafromBaikal” on April 14th, the description in Russian says:

Россия, республика Бурятия, Кабанский район, посёлок городского типа Каменск! Ребята в лесу, за посёлком, обнаружели НЛО!!!

Which roughly translates as:

Russia, the republic of Buryatia, Kabanskiy district, an urban type Kamensk! The guys in the woods behind the village, obnaruzheli UFO!

Which would put the site roughly in this area of Russia, north of Mongolia:


Alleged location of Russian alien corpse video

Alleged location of Russian alien corpse video


What do you think? Real or hoax? Watch the video and share your thoughts.




This just in this morning from Craig Woolheater over at Cryptomundo.com.

Last night on Steve Kulls’ Blogtalkradio show, Squatchdetective Radio, Kulls publicly unveiled the following photo:


Vermont Trailcam Bigfoot & Baby



It appears to show a large hairy creature bending over, and what looks like a small hand or paw clinging to the fur of the larger creature, possibly a baby.


Vermont Trail Cam Bigfoot


Here are a couple of comparison photos showing the massive size of the creature compared to a human and a coyote that were both photographed from the same trailcam at the location.



The trailcam had been set up by a man who wanted to see what was eating all the apples off his tree.  You can see several apples on the ground in the above photos (perhaps that is why this creature is bending over, to gather them).

You can read the full investigation here: http://squatchdetective.com/103009.htm

What do you think?  Is it a sasquatch? A hoax?  Could it be something else?


Sources: http://www.cryptomundo.com/bigfoot-report/vermont-trail-cam-bigfoot/



The Fairbanks Homestead: Oldest Haunted House in America?

Last updated at 4:53 PM on 14th April 2011


It’s the oldest timber frame house in America, lived in for generations by the same family and lovingly kept just as it was in its early Colonial days.

But what the Fairbanks House lacks in modern facilities it seems to make for with … strange spirits.

The house in Dedham, Massachusetts, was built between 1637 and 1641 by English settlers Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks.

Today the house is a museum, but it could very well one of the most haunted houses in America.

The Fairbanks Homestead: Oldest Haunted House in America?

Is it or isn't it? There is a movement on to see if one of America's oldest houses, in Dedham, is haunted


Justin Schlesinger, one of the museum directors whose ancestors built the property, said: ‘There’s always been weird things happening in the house, from the doorbell going off a million times to flashlights never working.’

He added that there are sometimes footsteps heard on the stairs when no one is there. Also, a newly-installed alarm system went off every night for several weeks with the alarm company unable to offer an explanation.

If there are such things as ghosts, he said, ‘this would be the logical place for them to be.’

For decades now, throngs of visitors from all over the world, from school children to distinguished architects, have toured the house, entranced by its authenticity.

A gentler age: Portraits and china bring a dash of colour to the living room

Over the centuries, there must have been some deaths in the house, museum business manager Lee Ann Hodson said.

There’s even been a shocking murder. In 1801, one of the Fairbanks sons, Jason, was convicted in the killing of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Fales, in a nearby pasture. She had apparently spurned his marriage proposal.

He was hanged from the gallows on Dedham Common in one of the most sensational murder cases of the time.

On a whim last year, Mr Schlesinger, 25, asked a ghost-hunting group, The Atlantic Paranormal Society, or TAPS, to come in and see what they might find.

A house full of history: Tools and items from the early Colonial days litter the property

He spent a a night in the house with the TAPS investigators.

‘We heard footsteps in the beginning,’ he said. ‘Up where the children used to sleep.’

The TAPS group made audio recordings all night in an effort to detect anything out of the ordinary.

They told him after reviewing the tapes that they did record some sounds.

‘They thought it was kids, because they got some laughter on the recordings.’

Schlesinger admitted that he didn’t get much sleep that night while the group camped out on sleeping bags in the house’s tiny parlor, especially when his cell phone went off in the middle of the night and began playing organ music.

‘I don’t know if scared is the right word,’ he said.’Maybe startled or confused.’

The ghost hunters told him not to worry, that if there were spirits in the house, they were likely his own family and wouldn’t harm him, thebostonchannel.com reports.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376699/Fairbanks-House-Massachusetts-Is-America-s-oldest-house-haunted.html#ixzz1JpQpJz5P



Is this the mysterious Chupacabra?

Is this the mysterious Chupacabra? The creature was chased down by a man in Goodyear, Arizona.

The following video was shot by Darrin Jackson, who was driving through a neighborhood in Goodyear, Arizona when he came upon this strange creature.

“I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I seen it, and it looked real strange, then as I kinda drive by I say ‘That looks just like the chupacabra on the video I saw, the thing they found in Texas!’ ”

At that point Jackson turned his car around to get a better look. He managed to get a good minute or so of footage of the frightened creature in a Fry’s parking lot while he contemplated what to do next.

“I said, well if I call 911, they’re gonna think I’m crazy if I say I saw the chupacabra. So I just said I seen a crazy animal.”

While on the phone with animal control, the creature managed to slip through a gate and escaped into a sewer.

Here’s the video of Jackson recounting his sighting, watch it and let us know your thoughts. Mangy coyote, Mexican hairless dog, or blood-sucking cryptid?  You decide.



Source: http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/2011/04/chupacabra-sighting-in-goodyear.html


Giant UFO Hovering Over Fukushima Nuclear Plant, April 12

Is this a giant UFO hovering over Fukushima Nuclear Plant?

There is some new controversial footage online that is taking the internet by storm. Does this video show what appears to be a giant UFO hovering over the severely troubled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan? Or could there be some more mundane explanation? What do our readers think?


Here’s the text that accompanies the video by YouTube user “supergia007”:


UFO sightings and alien interest in both earthquakes and nuclear plants have been documented for years. This publication has reported extensively on the intense, if not unprecedented , UFO activity in Japan before, during and after both the earthquake and the tsunami. So it comes as no surprise that a number of UFO sightings as well as film evidence of alien activity around the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant have come to light.

The footage below is remarkable, even in relation to some of the other astonishing footage that has come out of the region recently. The clip comes from a news report by German media group NDR.

At 55 seconds into the clip a giant UFO can be seen hovering above the nuclear plant. Obviously this was a slip up on behalf of NDR and the Asian news outlet the group received the footage from.

Top secret government departments worldwide collude to censor out any clear and obvious proof of the alien activity that is occurring at all times on planet earth. Only news that fits in with the program the international UFO cover-up has initiated to slowly make people aware of an alien presence on Earth is allowed to reach the public via mainstream media outlets. This was either a slip-up or a leak and no doubt behind closed doors there will heated discussion over this footage that proves without doubt that aliens are here.

The second video is of a UFO fleet that was filmed above Japan around three weeks ago.

Giant UFO seen above Fukushima in Japan, Footage from German News


George Pal's envisioning of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine from the 1960 film.
George Pal's envisioning of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine from the 1960 film.

George Pal's envisioning of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine from the 1960 film.



Hong Kong, China (CNN) – China has been cracking down on dissent of late, as the recent detainment of artist Ai Weiwei suggests.

But the latest guidance on television programming from the State Administration of Radio Film and Television in China borders on the surreal – or, rather, an attack against the surreal.

New guidelines issued on March 31 discourages plot lines that contain elements of “fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking.”

“The government says … TV dramas shouldn’t have characters that travel back in time and rewrite history. They say this goes against Chinese heritage,” reports CNN’s Eunice Yoon. “They also say that myth, superstitions and reincarnation are all questionable.”

The Chinese censors seem to be especially sensitive these days. But for the television and film industry, such strictures would seem to eliminate any Chinese version of “Star Trek,” “The X-Files,” “Quantum Leap” or “Dr. Who.”  And does that mean rebroadcast of huge Hollywood moneymakers like “Back to the Future” and the “Terminator” series are now forbidden?


Read more: http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/14/china-bans-time-travel-for-television/

Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: Shirley Andrews on Atlantis

The Shadow Hour

The Shadow Hour

Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  It’s that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Tonight author and researcher Shirley Andrews joins us to talk about the mysterious legend of Atlantis. Her research shows that there may be a lot of truth to the stories and that their civilization may not be lost, but living among us.

Shirley has had a passionate life-long interest in prehistory, and has conducted research both in the U.S. and at the British Museum Library in London. Her investigations have led her to ancient monasteries high in the Himalayas, the Azores, the Andes, Central America, and the Tio Bustillo cave in Spain. She has appeared on numerous radio programs and gives popular lectures on Atlantis. She is also the author of Atlantis: Insights from a Lost Civilization.

You can access Shirley’s Web site at www.atlantisinsights.net. Contact Shirley directly at s.andrews@juno.com.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…



Two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb, according to a new film.


The film, ‘The Nails of the Cross’ by Simcha Jacobovici, follows three years of research during which he presents his assertions – some based on empirical data, others requiring much imagination and a leap of faith.

He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt.

Many ancient relics, including other nails supposedly traced back to the crucifixion, have been presented over the centuries as having a connection to Jesus. Many were deemed phony, while others were embraced as holy.

Mr Jacobovici, who sparked debate with a previous film that claimed to reveal the lost tomb of Jesus, says this find differs from others because of its historical and archaeological context.

“What we are bringing to the world is the best archaeological argument ever made that two of the nails from the crucifixion of Jesus have been found,” he said.

“Do I know 100 per cent yes, these are them? I don’t.”

The film begins by revisiting an ancient Jerusalem grave discovered in 1990 which was hailed by many at the time as the burial place of the Jewish high priest Caiaphas, who in the New Testament presides over the trial of Jesus.

The grave, along with a number of ossuaries, or bone boxes, was uncovered during construction work on a hillside a few miles south of the Old City. It has since been resealed.

Caiaphas is a major figure in the Gospels, having sent Jesus to the Romans and on to his death, and one of Jacobovici’s assertions is that the high priest was not such a bad guy.

Two iron nails were found in the tomb, one on the ground and one actually inside an ossuary, and, according to the film, mysteriously disappeared shortly after. Mr Jacobovici says he tracked them down to a laboratory in Tel Aviv of an anthropologist who is an expert on ancient bones.

Are these the actual nails used in Jesus Christ's Crucifixion?

Are these the actual nails used in Jesus Christ's Crucifixion?

Either way, Mr Jacobovici shows why those nails could have been used in a crucifixion, which was a common practice two thousand years ago. He then offers his theory about why they may have been used in the most famous crucifixion in history.

“If you look at the whole story, historical, textual, archaeological, they all seem to point at these two nails being involved in a crucifixion,” he said. “And since Caiaphas is only associated with Jesus’s crucifixion, you put two and two together and they seem to imply that these are the nails.”


Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8445464/Jesus-crucifixion-nails-found.html



Last updated at 1:17 PM on 12th April 2011

  • At the centre of some black holes is ‘an area where space and time exists’

Colonies of aliens living on planets within black holes may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.

Some black holes have a complex internal structure that allows photons, particles and planets to orbit a central singularity, according to one scientist.

A singularity is the region in a black hole when space and time become infinite.

Home to aliens? Planets that orbit inside a charged and rotating black hole could exist, a scientist said. The outer ring in this image depicts a planet in orbit, while the inner rainbow ring shows orbiting photons

However, Professor Vyacheslav Dokuchaev claims that at the centre of certain black holes, and under the right conditions, is an area where the fabric of space and time exists once more.

If a charged and rotating black hole is large enough, he said, it can weaken the tidal forces that are beyond the event horizon – the point where nothing, not even light, can escape a black hole’s gravity.

Scientists have long known that photons can survive in stable periodic orbits inside such charged black holes.

However Professor Dokuchaev said that a black hole’s inner Cauchy horizon – the area where dimensions switch back again – can also accommodate particles and even planets.

These manage to exist without ever getting sucked all the way into the black hole and would derive light and heat from the orbiting protons and from the energy of the central singularity, he said.

An artist's impression of the tremendous gravitational pull of a giant black hole on a passing star(R) which is first stretched by tidal forces until it is torn apart

Professor Dokuchaev, from the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, speculates that these conditions could prove self-sufficient for alien life.

He said: ‘This internal black hole domain, hidden by two horizons from the whole external universe, is indeed a suitable place.

‘Advanced civilisations may live safely inside the supermassive black holes in the galactic nuclei without being visible from the outside.’

Earlier this year scientists discovered that the black hole M87 is almost twice as big as had previously been thought.

It was observed in M87, by far the largest and most distant galaxy some 50million light years away.

Researchers said that it may have formed as a result of hundreds of smaller black holes merging into one at some point in the past.

As a point of comparison, the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is 1,000 times smaller.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1376070/Could-aliens-living-planets-deep-black-holes.html#ixzz1JMNhBzlB


In the past few days, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has added a new online resource to their fbi.gov website called The Vault.

FBI Opens The Vault

According to the site,

The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 2,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.

On the right hand sidebar, among categories for “Counter-Terrorism,” “Fugitives,” and “Organized Crime,” there is an oddly conspicuous one called “Unexplained Phenomenon.”

Among the scanned memos in the Unexplained Phenomenon category, the very first one we are treated to is about a mysterious figure known as Guy Hottel. It goes on to describe him:

Guy Hottel was a Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The information concerning Mr. Hottel is in regard to a March 22, 1950, memo he sent to the Director concerning flying saucers.

There is a link for a scanned PDF file of Guy Hottel’s actual memo to the Director, dated March 22, 1950. Here is what Mr. Hottel had to say:


TO: DIRECTOR, FBI                                                                                                 DATE: March 22, 1950



The following information was furnished to SA [Special Agent](text is blacked out) by (blacked out).

An investigator for the Air Forces stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter.  Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only three feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture.  Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.

According to Mr. (blacked out) informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar set-up in that area and it is believed the radar interferes with the controling mechanism of the saucers.

No further evaluation was attempted by SA (blacked out) concerning the above.


Guy Hottel UFO Memo to FBI Director

Here is the scan of the original memo concerning "Flying Discs or Flying Saucers" from Special Agent Guy Hottel to the Director of the FBI.

This document presumably confirms the legendary UFO crash of 1947 in Roswell, NM while shedding some new light on the event.  Previously unknown information gleaned from the memo confirms that not one, but three alleged flying saucers were recovered.  It also states that each craft had three humanoid 3-ft-tall bodies, brining the total of recovered alien beings to nine.

But the document raises other questions, like why is the memo dated three years after the event took place?  Since there is no specific mention to Roswell, could this have been an entirely separate event?  And who was the mysterious special agent Guy Hottel?

Guy Hottel

"Capt. Hottel, guard, George Washington U., Class of 1924." In 1950, Guy, a special agent in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, sent FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover a memo regarding UFOs.

And is this finally the official disclosure the world has been waiting for all these years?

I, for one, will be keeping a close eye on what else emerges from The Vault

Source: http://vault.fbi.gov/unexplained-phenomenon

SAT, 4/9/11: Visit the Museum of the Weird for Obscura Day

Obscura Day

Saturday is the second annual international Obscura Day, and Austin’s very own Museum of the Weird on 6th Street is welcoming everyone to come and explore our mysterious exhibits and dark corridors!

For all participants in Atlas Obscura, we will feature a personalized tour of our taxidermic oddities, freaks of nature, and cornucopia of sideshow fare.

Obscura Day is a celebration of unusual places taking place around the world on Saturday, April 9th, 2011. It is sponsored by Atlas Obscura, a guide to the world’s wonders, curiosities, and esoterica. To find out more about the Atlas and Obscura Day, or to find out how you can host an event in your city, visit ObscuraDay.com

Remember, to get the personal tour of the museum you must mention you are here for Obscura Day!  It will be a fun-filled day — hope to see you here!

Museum of the Weird



Last updated at 9:36 AM on 7th April 2011

Five thousand years after he died, the first known gay caveman has emerged into the daylight.

According to archaeologists, the way he was buried suggests that he was of a different sexual persuasion.

The skeleton of the late Stone Age man, unearthed during excavations in the Czech Republic, is said to date back to between 2900 and 2500 BC.

Y-M-C-Cave: The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs - rituals only previously seen in female graves. Men would normally be buried with weapons, hammers and flint knives

During that period, men were traditionally buried lying on their right side with the head pointing towards the west; women on their left side with the head facing east.

In this case, the man was on his left side with his head facing west. Another clue is that men tended to be interred with weapons, hammers and flint knives as well as several portions of food and drink to accompany them to the other side.

Women would be buried with necklaces made from teeth, pets, and copper earrings, as well as domestic jugs and an egg-shaped pot placed near the feet.

The ‘gay caveman’ was buried with household jugs, and no weapons.

Archaeologists do not think it was a mistake or coincidence given the importance attached to funerals during the period, known as the Corded Ware era because of the pottery it produced.

From history and ethnology, we know that people from this period took funeral rites very seriously so it is highly unlikely that this positioning was a mistake,’ said lead researcher Kamila Remisova Vesinova.

‘Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transvestite. What we see here does not add up to traditional Corded Ware cultural norms.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1374060/Gay-caveman-5-000-year-old-male-skeleton-outed-way-buried.html#ixzz1Irc5CCGS




Tonight on THE SHADOW HOUR: The power of meditation

The Shadow Hour


The Shadow Hour

Posted by Chris Walden

10:00 PM CST, TONIGHT:  It’s that time of the week… time to ease into your favorite chair, sit back and relax as we explore the sublime world of the strange, the odd, and the unusual. It’s time once again for… The Shadow Hour.

Tonight we are joined by Malana Ashlie, a maestra of ‘thinking outside the box.’  She will talk to us about the subtle and profound powers of meditation and how it is available to anyone.  If you want to improve your skills at connecting with the unseen world, or want to harness your ability to attract the things that you want, you’ll find her practical approaches useful.

As always, the lines will be open and we encourage you to call in with your questions. The call in number for tonight’s show is (347) 826-9662 or call toll-free at (877) 867-0829.

Listen right here with our blogtalkradio widget in the sidebar. You can listen to past broadcasts at any time, or tune in every Wednesday at 10pm Central for the live broadcast. See you in the shadows…




Carl de Borhegyi

Carl de Borhegyi says 2012 doomsayers have it wrong

I was forwarded this interesting feature story by Museum of the Weird reader Chris Apgar, who works at citypages.com where this story was reported today. Here’s an excerpt from the first part of it, I recommend reading the complete story, it’s fascinating.


By Nick Pinto Wednesday, Apr 6 2011

CARVED INTO the hard stone of a hillside outside the Mexican city of Acapulco is a mysterious image that lay hidden for 4,000 years.

It shows a monkey with one foot lifted in dance. The monkey’s long tail curls over its head. The primate appears to be holding a five-pointed star. As in a scene out of Alice in Wonderland, the monkey is perched on the crown of a giant mushroom. Over one shoulder, a series of dots radiates like Morse code, and by the figure’s belly, more dots are arrayed around an assemblage of concentric rings. Off to the left is another constellation of three dots.

The Mexican archaeologists who uncovered this strange glyph say it was put there by the ancient Maya around 2000 BC. At that time, the grand cycle of existence laid out in the intricate Mayan calendar system was just 1,000 years old.

But the timing of the monkey’s rediscovery four millennia later is remarkable, because that long age is now drawing to a close. The year 2012 is widely thought to be the end of the Mayan calendar, which has been taken by some to signal the apocalypse.

Yet hidden in the simple lines of the mushroom monkey picture may be the key to a secret that upends everything we think we know about the Maya, their calendar, and the coming apocalypse.

Carl de Borhegyi, a Maya researcher in Minneapolis, has been studying the image closely, and says it has shocking implications.

“There’s all this excitement and panic right now about 2012 and the Mayan apocalypse,” de Borhegyi says. “But the message contained in this image turns all that upside down.

“Let me put it this way: What if the apocalypse already happened?”

THE WORLD is gripped by fear and fascination with what will take place on December 21, 2012. The significance of the date is traced back to the ancient Maya.

“There are roots in the actual Mayan calendars and texts, of course,” says Anthony Aveni, an anthropologist and astronomer at Colgate University who has studied the 2012 phenomenon. “But what we’ve seen is that as this phenomenon has taken root in popular culture, it’s served as a vehicle for a lot of New Age ideas and other pre-existing beliefs.”

The panic, which had until then mostly flourished on the internet and in specialty book shops, broke into the mainstream consciousness in 2009, when the blockbuster film 2012 brought visions of widespread devastation to a mass market.

“American religion has always been deeply rooted in apocalyptic endings, and we are coming off a decade of cataclysmic events, from 9/11 to the Japanese earthquake,” Aveni says. “I get emails from people telling me they’re going to commit suicide. They’re taking it seriously.”

That’s a mistake, says de Borhegyi, who believes the 2012 end date is based on a major miscalculation.

“The Mayans used a much different calendar from the European one,” de Borhegyi says. “There’s always been some debate about the correlation between the two.”

In the Mayan calandar, a tun is a unit of just less than 20 years. Twenty tuns are a k’atun, 20k’atuns are a b’ak’tun, and 13 b’ak’tuns make up a “great cycle.”

It is that great cycle—a 5,125-year period—that doomsayers and new-agers say is coming to a close on December 21, 2012.

But the cycle’s end depends on when it began, and not everyone agrees on where to start. By the time Europeans encountered the Mayans, they had stopped using the full “long count” calendar notation in favor of an abbreviation.

“It’s as though we started writing all our dates 2/25/11,” de Borhegyi explains. “That gives you some information, but if someone came along afterwards, they could get confused. Are we talking about 2011? 1811? 1511?”

The dominant theory for years has been the Goodman-Martinez-Thompson correlation, which pegs the start of the cycle at 3134 BC. That fits the known dates and some of the archaeological evidence, and also squares with carbon-dating evidence.

But so does another theory, called the Spinden correlation, which lines up 260 years earlier on the European calendar.

“That’s what makes this monkey so important,” de Borhegyi argues. “The dots over his shoulder represent a long-count date: Under the Spinden correlation, that lines up with a year known as three-monkey.”

De Borhegyi points to the three dots on the left hand side of the carving. “Three,” he says, then points to the central figure. “Monkey.”

“If you use Goodman-Martinez-Thompson correlation, it doesn’t work,” he says. “All this talk about the end of the world-age, the apocalypse, Armageddon, planetary alignment—it’s wrong. It’s not happening in 2012. It happened [260] years ago.”


Read the rest: http://www.citypages.com/2011-04-06/news/revelation-2012/

And for the most detailed and accurate information, check out Carl de Borhegyi’s website mushroomstone.com.


It makes sense if you think about the end of the last Mayan “great cycle” coinciding roughly with the birth of America in the late 1700’s. Perhaps the founding of the United States marked the beginning of the next great cycle that we are currently in?  Any thoughts?


Alien Plant

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Little green men are no strangers to Roswell, but now one New Mexico botanist says a little green plant has an out-of-this world connection to New Mexico.

David Salman said he was on a seed hunting trip near Roswell when he noticed a faint glow coming from what appeared to be a meteor crater.

He said it turned out the light was coming from a small patch of carnivorous cacti.

Salman said he found a cactus that eats bugs, glows and probably came to earth on a meteor.

He says he scooped up some samples to see if someone could identify them, so far no one has been able to.


Botanist finds mysterious plant in NM: krqe.com


Read more:  http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/botanist-finds-mysterious-plant-in-nm


First-ever portrait of Jesus Christ?

Discovery: The impression on this booklet cover shows what could be the earliest image of Christ

The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine.

But in a certain light it is not difficult to interpret the marks around the figure’s brow as a crown of thorns. The extraordinary picture of one of the recently discovered hoard of up to 70 lead codices – booklets – found in a cave in the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee is one reason Bible historians are clamouring to get their hands on the ancient artefacts.

If genuine, this could be the first-ever portrait of Jesus Christ, possibly even created in the lifetime of those who knew him.

The tiny booklet, a little smaller than a modern credit card, is sealed on all sides and has a three-dimensional representation of a human head on both the front and the back. One appears to have a beard and the other is without. Even the maker’s fingerprint can be seen in the lead impression. Beneath both figures is a line of as-yet undeciphered text in an ancient Hebrew script.

Astonishingly, one of the booklets appears to bear the words ‘Saviour of Israel’ – one of the few phrases so far translated.

The owner of the cache is Bedouin trucker Hassan Saida who lives in the Arab village of Umm al-Ghanim, Shibli. He has refused to sell the booklets but two samples were sent to England and Switzerland for testing.

A Mail on Sunday investigation has revealed that the artefacts were originally found in a cave in the village of Saham in Jordan, close to where Israel, Jordan and Syria’s Golan Heights converge – and within three miles of the Israeli spa and hot springs of Hamat Gader, a religious site for thousands of years.


According to sources in Saham, they were discovered five years ago after a flash flood scoured away the dusty mountain soil to reveal what looked like a large capstone. When this was levered aside, a cave was discovered with a large number of small niches set into the walls. Each of these niches contained a booklet. There were also other objects, including some metal plates and rolled lead scrolls.

The area is renowned as an age-old refuge for ancient Jews fleeing the bloody aftermath of a series of revolts against the Roman empire in the First and early Second Century AD.

The cave is less than 100 miles from Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and around 60 miles from Masada, scene of the last stand and mass suicide of an extremist Zealot sect in the face of a Roman Army siege in 72AD – two years after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

It is also close to caves that have been used as sanctuaries by refugees from the Bar Kokhba revolt, the third and final Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire in 132AD.

The era is of critical importance to Biblical scholars because it encompasses the political, social and religious upheavals that led to the split between Judaism and Christianity.

It ended with the triumph of Christianity over its rivals as the dominant new religion first for dissident Jews and then for Gentiles.

In this context, it is important that while the Dead Sea Scrolls are rolled pieces of parchment or papyrus containing the earliest-known versions of books of the Hebrew Bible and other texts – the traditional Jewish format for written work – these lead discoveries are in book, or codex, form which has long been associated with the rise of Christianity.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372741/Hidden-cave-2-000-years–portrait-Jesus.html#ixzz1IQon4HWp



I’m not one to subscribe to conspiracy theories, but I gotta admit, after watching the videos below, it really makes you wonder if these reporters could actually be affected by some outside force trying to control their brains.  And now Judge Judy too?  The number of on-air presenters that have been affected by this ramnbling iish really make statrte to wondfg err whtt giraffe meant for same fluffy mirror to feel wooden feather dropping, Yo-Yo Ma?


A bizarre spate of television presenters dissolving into on-air gibberish has sparked claims that the U.S. military could be to blame.

In four high-profile cases, the latest involving fast-talking Judge Judy, the presenters have started off speaking properly but have then descended into undecipherable nonsense – looking confused and unstable.

The frequency of the ‘attacks’ – and the fact that recorded examples of the mental meltdowns have been popular on websites – has led to conspiracy theorists pointing the finger at shadowy government experiments.


A popular theory being circulated online blames the U.S. Military’s supposed research into using microwaves as a mind control weapon.

America has never admitted conducting such research but proponents say the effects – produced by microwave signals stimulating the brain with fake images and voices – exactly mimic those displayed in the recent on-air breakdowns.


As to why the Pentagon might be targeting U.S. television presenters, the microwave theorists are less clear.


The phenomenon, which has provided internet video sites with some of the oddest footage for months, has now claimed one of America’s most highly paid broadcasters.


Judith Sheindlin, the fast-talking judge on Judge Judy, was taken to hospital on Wednesday after she began speaking a nonsensical string of words during a live recording of her courtroom TV show.

Did Judge Judy Suffer From Govt Mind Control Experiment

Latest victim: Judge Judy Sheindlin had to stop her courtroom TV show on Wednesday after descending into nonsensical language


Studio insiders said Sheindlin, who earns £28 million a year for a show that is the most watched programme on American daytime TV, was sitting on camera and ‘started saying things that didn’t make any sense’.

Sheindlin then announced she needed to stop as she didn’t feel well and asked a crew member to call an ambulance.

The 68-year-old lawyer was released from hospital the following day but a spokesman said medical tests had not revealed what caused her garbled speech and double vision.


Her verbal breakdown is the fourth such recent case and the odd coincidence has prompted feverish speculation over the cause.

No video has been released of the Judge Judy incident but footage of the other three has rapidly gone viral on the internet.

Serene Branson (left) and Sarah Carlson (right)

Targeted? Serene Branson's garbled Grammys report became an internet sensation, while WISCTV's Sarah Carlson suffered a similar meltdown in January


The first victim was Serene Branson, a Los Angeles reporter for CBS, who delivered a completely incoherent piece to camera on the Grammy music awards last month.

The presenter was unable to get out her words and continued to struggle to speak for around 10 seconds outside the Staples Centre before producers cut to a video.

She said later: ‘My head was definitely pounding and I was very uncomfortable, and I knew something wasn’t right. I was terrified and confused.’

Her doctor later said she had suffered a complex migraine whose symptoms mimic a stroke.

Mark McAllister, of Canadian Global Toronto News

Over the border: Mark McAllister, of Canadian Global Toronto News, soldiered on with his report on Libya, despite his words being unintelligible


Her case was followed by a Canadian news reporter whose report on his country’s contribution to the military campaign in Libya suddenly collapsed into gibberish.

Mark McAllister of Global Toronto News told viewers that the Canadian defence minister had confirmed that ‘more than sifty four 18 fighter jets are spending about as much as 20 and ready to assist 600 hundred, hundred deployed over the an-amount needed’.

His piece-to-camera went on to become even more odd before he signed off.

His employers later confirmed there had been no problem with the autocue but McAllister had also suffered from a migraine.

In January, Sarah Carlson of WISC-TV in Wisconsin was also struck. She started out fine in her report on Wisconsin’s challenge to Barack Obama’s health care reforms, but it soon became apparent that she was having trouble forming words and the camera switched to a startled-looking co-presenter.


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