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Psychoville Halloween Special, you’d be foolish to miss it

Saturday, November 25 2017

Psychoville Halloween Special, you’d be foolish to miss it

Write for us Psychoville Halloween Special, you’d be foolish to miss it Guest writer CHRIS NEWTON takes a look back on the Psychoville Halloween Special from 2010… In the build up to The League of Gentlemen’ s triumphant 20 th Anniversary return , I thought it was time to revisit the criminally underrated Psychoville , the Black Comedy-Mystery series penned by, and starring, one half of The League , Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. (Probably best known as local shopkeepers Edward and Tubbs.) Somewhat overshadowed by the enormous success of their subsequent collaboration, Inside No. 9 , Psychoville centred around five former patients of Ravenhill Hospital and ran for only two series, the first in 2009 and a second in 2011. But between the two series, we were treated to a Halloween Special in 2010 which, seven years down the line, has become an almost mandatory annual viewing in many homes. This Halloween special is delightfully unusual in that, barring the final scene, it does very little to tie the two series together, taking more of a Treehouse of Horror approach and using each of its main characters to tell (or re-tell) five spooky stories, and in many ways, is as much of a love letter to the Amicus portmanteau horror anthologies of the 60s and 70s as it is an episode of Psychoville . We begin with a framing narrative in which Drew, a young man haunted by a terrifying childhood experience at Ravenhill, leads a TV location manager called Phil Walker around the abandoned hospital. The sinister tonal similarities to 1972s Asylum are brilliantly offset against the fact that Phil is scouting locations for a show called Dale Winton’s Overnight Ghost Hunts. It’s this brilliant sense of self-aware silliness that makes the scares all the more effective. The first segment is probably the creepiest, and is presented as a story-within-a-story as Ravenhill’s Nurse Kenchington (a cross between Nurse Ratched and Mrs Baylock, played to villainous perfection by Dame Eileen Atkins) traumatises a young Drew with a cautionary tale, in which Mr Jelly, the hook-handed clown, is haunted by terrifying trick-or-treaters. Perhaps what makes Psychoville so excellent and so unique is the almost seamless blend of humour and horror. Despite the absurdities, the scares are almost never played for laughs and here, the silent, masked children stood inhumanly still and seen through the dimpled glass of Jelly’s front door is as striking and iconic an image as Asylum’ s severed-head-wrapped-in-paper. A kind of meta-awareness, and ownership of, influences is brandished as Mr. Jelly contemplates his Halloween viewing schedule: “ Gonna have me tea now. Then I’m gonna watch Exorcist One, Exorcist Three. Don’t bother with Exorcist Two, it’s shit .” In short, this is the second chapter in a three-part story, a cheeky parody and a standalone Halloween classic, which manages effortlessly to be all three simultaneously. If you are a fan of classic British horror – or any horror, for that matter – you would be a fool to miss out on The Amicus influence is never more blatant than in the second section, in which Phil relates a story he heard from ‘a friend of a friend’ about a former Ravenhill patient. The story in question is an almost beat-for-beat recreation of The Neat Job, from 1973’s The Vault of Horror . Both involve the long-suffering wife of an obsessive husband, but the plagiarism is instantly forgivable because Phychoville’s wife in question is Joy Ashton, who copes with having lost her child to cot death by treating a plastic doll called Freddy as if it were a real child, played with demented relish by the one and only Dawn French. The clean-freak husband angle is given a 21st Century twist regarding a multitude of confusingly coloured recycling bins. If you’ve seen The Vault of Horror, you’ll know that the husband ends up not only being dismembered, but tidied away neatly. In this case he is quite literally recycled in the most wonderfully macabre way. The third instalment is possibly the most conventional horror story, in which a blind man, Oscar Lomax, is given an eye transplant. Whilst it has echoes of the Tales of the Unexpected episode I’ll Be Seeing You, its influences are not limited to the UK, and it owes a huge debt to Ju-on: The Grudge, but as with the Dale Winton references, Lomax’s fearful visions of the murder of an elderly Japanese woman are wonderfully accompanied by the EastEnders theme tune and references to Bovril. One feels it is the writers who are really speaking when Drew announces that Kenchington “saved the best for last”, as it is obvious that Shearsmith and Pemberton are in their element, throwing references and paying homage left, right and centre as deranged mother and son duo David and Maureen Sowerbutts on their way to a fancy-dress party dressed Frankenstein’s monster and his iconic bride (this section even begins in black and white in full Karloff homage.) Ostensibly, it is a variation on the classic scary hitchhiker story, even down to the radio report of a killer on the loose, but for all these tropes, and references to Ed Gein and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the true inspiration here is John Landis , as evidenced by the visual effects in the final scene. (Interestingly, Landis went on to appear as himself in an episode of Series Two.) It’s amazing how many references are crammed into this hour-long special whilst simultaneously telling five excellent tales, never letting the comedy or the horror let up for a second. These four tales may or may not have officially happened within the Psychoville universe (to the extent that some of the characters are killed off, only to reappear in series two), but within the closing moments we are catapulted back into continuity as Drew wanders into the closing scene of series one as all the threads finally come together. In short, this is the second chapter in a three-part story, a cheeky parody and a standalone Halloween classic, which manages effortlessly to be all three simultaneously. If you are a fan of classic British horror – or any horror, for that matter – you would be a fool to miss out on Psychoville. You may also be interested in the similarly Amicus-inspired League of Gentlemen Christmas Special from 2000, and the Inside No. 9 2016 Christmas episode, The Devil of Christmas, the latter of which went so far to recreate the Tales From The Unexpected / Armchair Thriller atmosphere that it was filmed with 70s cameras and directed by classic Doctor Who alumni Graeme Harper. CHRIS NEWTON is the singer and lyricist of the Blackpool-based punk band Dischord , renowned in the UK scene for their elaborate albums and energetic live performances. Their latest album ‘War Or Peace’ was described by Musically Fresh as ‘beautifully crafted and lyrically untouchable’. Chris’ writing credits include the black comedy novels ‘Life Begins at 40’ and its sequel ‘Behind The Sofa’, co-written with Mark Charlesworth. His ghost story ‘Grim’ was featured in The Crowvus Christmas Spirit anthology. Chris has been obsessed by witches, ghosts and all things supernatural ever since he was a boy. When people ask him why, he replies “I’m from Witch County.” You can follow Chris on Twitter here: @crnewton6 Nov 25, 2017 Guest Writer

ERUPTION of Agnung: VOLCANO on RED ALERT now. Ash Column of 7km.

Sunday, November 26 2017

ERUPTION of Agnung: VOLCANO on RED ALERT now. Ash Column of 7km.

« Previous - Next » ERUPTION of Agnung: VOLCANO on RED ALERT now. Ash Column of 7km. VANUATU officials have ordered the evacuation of an island where a volcano is threatening to blow as the exodus from Bali is nearing 100,000 as Mt Agung continues to rumble. Vanuatu ministers met on Thursday and decided they could not risk people's lives and ordered the compulsory evacuation of Ambae island, which is home to about 11,000 people. Officials last weekend raised the activity measure of the Manaro volcano to level four and on Monday declared an emergency. At first, they relocated people close to the volcano to other parts of the island. New Zealand's military flew over the volcano on Tuesday, and said huge columns of smoke, ash and volcanic rocks were billowing from the crater. Government spoksesman Hilaire Bule said the evacuation will be carried out by boat and continue through October 6. He said residents will be moved onto nearby islands. Officials are setting up two sites on Pentecost Island where evacuees will be housed in government buildings or in temporary camp sites. Dickinson Tevi, a spokesman for the Vanuatu Red Cross Society, said the relief agency has been shipping water and shelter equipment to Ambae island. "People are quite afraid with the sound of rumbling going on," he said. "They are very uncertain and afraid." Bule said the government had allocated 200 million vatu ($A2.4 million) toward the evacuation effort and was deploying 60 police officers to help people leave and to ensure there was no looting ( via perthnow.com.au ). Related Articles

NASA releases New Apollo 16 Footage, Which Is Proof They Faked The Missions

Sunday, November 26 2017

NASA releases New Apollo 16 Footage, Which Is Proof They Faked The Missions

« Previous - Next » NASA releases New Apollo 16 Footage, Which Is Proof They Faked The Missions NASA just released a few minutes of footage from the Apollo 16 mission and guess what? Its been edited! At 3 seconds into the video , a whole 4 or more seconds were cut out as the rover was turning. What I think is that the rover got stuck turning and a lot of guys ran out onto the stage set and pushed it to turn it fully. That cut is 100% proof they used photoshop to remove worrisome footage from the publics view. Also note the dirt flying up from the tires. The speed at which it moves from the tires and the speed at which it falls is not equal to the 1/6 that of here on Earth. So why does the dirt fall and shoot back at normal Earth-like gravity speed? That dirt should be flying 6 times longer, but its not. It should be much slower to fall, and there should be some continuous dust clouds from smaller particles that should not fall for a few minutes, yet, all the dirt particles are on the ground in just a few seconds. Check out the video below they released today and judge for yourself. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Embed Code:

On Mars they discovered a new mystery: The Mysterious Statue is a proof of intelligent life

Sunday, November 26 2017

On Mars they discovered a new mystery: The Mysterious Statue is a proof of intelligent life

« Previous - Next » On Mars they discovered a new mystery: The Mysterious Statue is a proof of intelligent life The Red Planet is a magnet for extraterrestrial survivors. They regularly come up with new information on what strange and mysterious they have been able to find on Mars. This time, it seems to them that aliens from space could even be religious foundations. UFO lovers have recently been greeted by a NASA snapshot on a soche-like unit to prove the existence of intelligent life on the planet. Embed Code:

Scary Encounters With the Evil Gnomes of Central and South America

Sunday, November 26 2017

Scary Encounters With the Evil Gnomes of Central and South America

Google+ The world of strange sightings and encounters can cover some vast territory, ranging from ghosts, to aliens, to fantastical creatures of all shapes and sizes. Yet among these there is one category that seems to hold its own unique brand of bizarreness and which really seems hard to adequately categorize; that of goblins, trolls, gnomes, and other beings taken straight out of a fairy tale. Reports such as these take this label of things such as gnomes quite literally, with descriptions of diminutive beings complete with little lederhosen clothing, beards, and wide brimmed pointed hats. There is a surprisingly large number of such encounters out there, and one region of the world where they seem to be particularly abundant is Central and South America, where not only do gnome sightings come in at a regular pace, but also tend to be rather frightening. While the idea that there might actually be little gnomes complete with tall hats running around out there in the world might seem insane, such legends come to us from many regions of the world, and one area of our planet that takes such stories very seriously is Central and South America, where they are known as the Duendes, which are prominent in the folklore of Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Central and South America, and many Spanish speaking regions. In lore, these forest dwelling creatures are typically described as standing anywhere from around 18 inches up to 2 or 3 feet in height, and are most commonly depicted as wearing wide brimmed pointy hats and cloaked in animal skins. Some traditions describe them as having no thumbs, and they are often attributed with magical powers such as shape changing and invisibility. The stories of Duendes vary from region to region, but they are mostly said to be mischievous tricksters with a tendency to steal from people or play pranks, and they particularly enjoy tormenting young children, although they do apparently sometimes show a more benevolent side by helping travelers lost in the woods. Although not traditionally said to be particularly evil per se, they are definitely seen as troublemakers, and it is typically not considered to be good luck to run into one. It is all interesting myth and folklore, but surely such creatures are purely the stuff of fairy tales and stories to keep children from misbehaving, right? After all, it would be absurd to think that such things actually exist. However, there have long been reports of encounters with these entities and people who insist that these curious creatures are not merely the stuff of legend, but quite real, and also, if these eyewitnesses are to be believed quite sinister as well. Stories of the Duendes terrorizing villagers and even killing pets and livestock abound, and these sorts of accounts have continued right up into modern times. One of the most well-known Duende sightings by far happened in 2008 in the town of General Guemes, in the province of Salta, Argentina, a country steeped in stories of the creatures. The sighting was made by a group of teenagers who were hanging out one evening after a fishing trip when they saw a tiny man dressed in a wide, pointed hat emerge from the dark to do a strange sideways shuffle across the road. One of the teenagers, a Jose Alvarez, actually managed to capture the strange being on his cellphone camera, and said of the bizarre encounter: We were chatting about our last fishing trip. It was one in the morning. I began to film a bit with my mobile phone while the others were chatting and joking. Suddenly we heard something — a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones.We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with, we thought it was a dog, but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid. This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out, just like everyone in the neighborhood is now. One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital. The short video clip certainly shows a rather unsettling and creepy gnome-looking being doing a strange sideways walk, but it is very short and not particularly clear, leading many to say that it is likely a hoax. Other speculation has been that it is an actual human with dwarfism playing a prank on the boys or even that it is a genuine Duende. The odd sighting came amongst some other sightings of the creatures in the area at around the same time, and there have been commenters on various paranormal sites who have analyzed the video and come to the conclusion that whatever it is is not CGI. You can see the footage here and see what you think. A still from the Argentine Gnome footage Interestingly, Argentina has been the source of quite a few rather frightening encounters with evil gnomes. In 2011 the area of Suncho Corral, Argentina experienced a wave of sightings and encounters with a Duende that seems by all accounts to have been quite malevolent. The creature in question was said to have the typical big, pointy hat, as well as large, elfin ears, and was blamed for a series of at least a dozen vicious, unprovoked attacks on children and the elderly walking alone at night, which the entity purportedly shoved, kicked, and punched. In some cases it was reported that the mystery creature actually knocked kids off of their bicycles, and some people were reportedly beaten into unconsciousness by the fierce gnome. The police were allegedly flooded by so many complaints from terrified residents that they actually declared a state of emergency and implored people not to go out at night. Also from Argentina comes a spooky account from a family in the town of Santa Fe in 2011. The couple noticed that their young son Benjamin had begun to behave strangely, with the toddler often seen playing and talking to himself at nap time as if with an imaginary friend. One day in January of 2011, the child’s mother, Silvia, noticed Benjamin acting weirdly in the hallway and talking to himself as if someone were there. Silvia claimed that she had decided to videotape the behavior out of curiosity, and that was when something very bizarre reportedly happened. She noticed a shadowy, skinny humanoid creature with grey skin run across the room behind the boy as if trying to avoid being detected as she filmed. Silvia claimed that whatever it was exuded an unbearable stench and produced some sort of electrical interference with the camera, which can actually be seen in the footage. Besides this startling encounter, the family claimed that there seemed to be more than one of the creatures inhabiting their home, and that their son continued to frequently play and talk with them for several years after the video was taken, with Silvia saying: They don’t appear to be hostile, but the stench is unbearable and they emit a bloodcurdling scream at night. The footage, which you can see here , finally came to light in 2014, when the family claimed that they were tired of keeping their experience a secret and wanted outside opinions on what they had captured on video. Of course debate immediately ensued as to what it showed, and although the figure is quite clear there have been many who have found signs that point to it as perhaps being a hoax, such as the fact that its shadow seems unnaturally distinct, even when a table leg it passes casts a fainter shadow, and that it does not move as would be expected of a small creature of that kind. One commenter on the footage named James Nelson has analyzed it and given his opinion of the footage thus: The shadow of the creature is a single, strong, distinct shadow that remains clear and distinct even as the shadow comes close to the table leg, which has no discernible shadow at all. Plus, it looks like CG motion, not natural motion: Small, light creatures don’t move like that – its just the physics of the situation (mass/weight increases with the cube of the height). It’s running with the gate of a full-sized human. A still from the footage One of the most bizarre cases of all in recent years of Duendes is a 2016 account from Nicaragua in which a woman made the incredibly odd and dramatic claim that she was kidnapped by the creatures and kept captive for 5 days and 6 nights. The woman, known only as Jasmina, claims that she was out playing near her home in Monte Oscuro, Nicaragua, when a group of the menacing little entities appeared and lured her up a hill, where they abducted her and put her in the cave. According to the report, her family sought advice from a local witch and were finally able to locate her. The original report says that 15 years earlier another girl had been kinapped by the creatures and held captive in the very same cave. Apparently these gnomes or goblins are a serious problem in the area, with one local saying: Currently there are many of these creatures living in San Silvestre and in Peor Dicho, in Monte Oscuro and in La Gualapa. There are a lot that live in San Silvestre and around it, they stay away from the church and they also exist in other areas nearby. In San Jose they live in another hill there, and they communicate from hill to hill. Another country that has had a good number of reports of mysterious gnome-like creatures is Mexico, where Duende lore is also quite prominent. One such account was given by a Jazmin R., who recounted an encounter that her mother had had in Michoacan, Mexico. According to the report, the mother and a friend had decided to sneak into a large abandoned house at the corner of a street, and she describes what happened next as follows: They opened the door an while she was telling me this story, she had goosebumps all over her arms. As they were walking around, they hear a noise and instantly turn. They see a small little human about half a foot in height. They screamed and it startled the little creature, so the creature screamed as well. She said that it had a high pitched scream just like one of Santa’s elf’s would be, but just scarier. It started running really fast around the whole room. They’re eyes followed the Gnome as it made at least three laps around the room until they didn’t see it anymore. It just vanished. After processing what had just happened, they ran out of the house and never ever returned. They were too scared to even walk by the house to get to school. They never told anyone. They thought that no one would believe them. She says that she will never forget the terrified face on that small creature. She will never forget the screams of pure horror that came from both her and that Gnome. Another such report listed on the National Cryptid Society website comes from Tampico Tamaulipas Mexico, where the witness claims that in 2003 he had been out with his little brother and cousin playing basketball at around dusk a few blocks from his grandmother’s house. As they played, the witness went to catch a ball that had bounced off of the hoop to keep it from rolling out into the street, and that was when he noticed a bizarre creature lurking in the growing shadows of dusk. The witnesses describes the surreal encounter thus: It was like a little person no bigger than 2 feet, it had the face of an old man with a fairly large nose [and] old ragged clothes that looked like they were handmade and a hat something like a garden gnome would were one of those pointy hats but it wasn’t straight up it hanged down to the side. It was crouched down almost like in hiding and when I got too close to it that’s when it stood up looked at me and ran away from me believe me my first thought was not to chase it. I was scared stiff but my cousin and little brother saw it too and ran. When it ran it was headed for the other side of the court. I couldn’t believe the speed of it for this thing; to be so small it made it to the other side in mere seconds almost a blink of an eye. It ran behind the post and it was gone. I snapped out of it and I started to run home as well. As I ran past that same post this thing ran behind I turned to look to see if it was there but it was gone. When I got home my little brother and cousin had already told the adults there what had happened and they told us that these creatures are called Duendes. Also from Mexico is a creepy report sent in by a poster on the Darkness Prevails website, in which the witness describes a chilling encounter with a Duende in 2017. The witness claims that he had been at a party with six friends and they had been chatting in the backyard of the home as the party wound down and people began to leave. He says that as he stared off at another house he noticed something move through the shadows which he at first took to be a cat but would soon find was something quite altogether more bizarre. The witness describes the next terrifying events thus: It looked like a dwarf but really short and skinny. I yelled at my friends and we all just stared at it. Thats when one of my friends started running towards it and told us to catch it. We all started running towards it and it ran we were all chasing it catching up to it quickly. We were all jumping over each other trying to catch it. Until finally my best friend caught it by its legs we were really up close and thats when I saw it. It had no hair and a very veiny head really pale to, but I saw its all black eyes and its mouth well I thought it was a mouth. It….had stitches…like its mouth had been stitched shut. It sent shivers down my spine and my friend still held it in his right hand by the foot. Thats when its mouth opened stitches looking like toothpaste when it opened. And it bit my friend in his chest.he let go of it and it ran off under some fences. My friend was groaning holding his chest. He wasn’t bleeding allot but whatever it was left him a huge cut that will probably turn into a scar. Yet another gnome account comes from Guanajuato, Mexico and was related by a witness named Gabriel L., who reported on the ThoughtCo. website of some eerie encounters his family had had with Duendes. The gnomes in this case poor and dirty looking miniature hairy old men dressed in ragged, ripped clothes, and who seemed to enjoy stealing things and causing trouble. The older sister of the witness often had her food stolen from her by the creatures at the kitchen table, and they were known to hide things and bang on the walls at night. The sister seemed to be particularly targeted by the gnomes, and they apparently often appeared to her only to run away, as if playing hide n’ seek. Such reports are hard to reconcile with anything we know about our natural world. So bizarre are these accounts that they do not seem to really fit into any particular category of Forteana either. With their wizened old man features, clothing and eccentric pointy hats they don’t seem as if they could possibly be really classified as cryptids. Are these ghosts, spirits, or demons of some sort? Are they multi-dimensional beings or visitors from some goblin universe? Are they trickster spirits or shadow people of some sort, or even aliens? Or are they just the product of mere folklore, over active imaginations, hoaxes, and fakery? It is really hard to say for sure, but such truly weird tales blur the lines between fairy tales and reality and certainly do capture the imagination nevertheless. Tags Astonishing Encounters Bizarre cryptid Cryptozoology fairy tale creatures Gnomes Mexico Paranormal South America Strange Creatures Strange Intruders unexplained phenomena unsolved mysteries

The 500-Year-Old Sibiu Manuscript Describes How To Built A Multi-Stage Rocket

Sunday, November 26 2017

The 500-Year-Old Sibiu Manuscript Describes How To Built A Multi-Stage Rocket

« Previous - Next » The 500-Year-Old Sibiu Manuscript Describes How To Built A Multi-Stage Rocket The idea of knowing that the present had been predicted years ago has always been a propelling thought. What if there was solid evidence that an instance of past-to-present prediction could true, and that it lies in ancient writings that were discovered in 1961. The Manuscripts That Defy Time The Sibiu manuscript is known to have spoken about liquid fuel and multi-stage rockets along with their construction. A lot of people are skeptical when it comes to hearing things that contradict everything they've ever known about their present but much to their skepticism, the 450-page manuscripts were found by a professor over sixty years ago in Romania and do in fact exist. Doru Todericu discovered writings and drawings that depicted early artillery, ballistics and multistage rockets. Although it was discovered in the 60s, many speculate that the words and language used may date back even further than the 16th century. No one knows who is truly responsible for the manuscripts themselves, but a man named Conrad Haas has been credited for this amazing stride in history, and also as the first person to conceptualize multistage rockets. He was said to be an Austrian or Transylvanian Saxon military engineer who is befitting considering his sketches and ideas. The manuscript theoretically positions a new take on technology that had not been recorded around that time in history, thus creating an enigmatic cast over itself which may deter onlookers. Written entirely in German, the origin of the document remains a mystery despite its appearance in Romania, and many still believe the claims to be a farce. Without documented proof, it is impossible to support additional claims of people who say there were rocket launches and physical constructions of Haas' rockets. Nonetheless, there have been individuals early in history who have achieved similar things such as publishing details about rocketry and what it entails but never in a documented and finessed document that not only provides evidence of early idealization of modern day technology but the thoughts of the man who created it. The skepticism behind the manuscripts are warranted considering the number of smokes and mirrors that cloud our news today, but they are something worth looking into. They are worth learning about. Originally published by:

9th Las Vegas Shooting Witness Found Dead In Less Than 2 Months

Sunday, November 26 2017

9th Las Vegas Shooting Witness Found Dead In Less Than 2 Months

9th Las Vegas Shooting Witness Found Dead In Less Than 2 Months Ninth Las Vegas shooting survivor is killed in mysterious circumstances. A survivor of the Las Vegas mass shooting who claimed that there were multiple gunmen involved in the devastating attack has become the ninth survivor to die in suspicious circumstances over the past two months. The family of Las Vegas native, Roy McClellan have reported that he was killed during a hit and run incident. It is alleged that a driver plowed into him before speeding away on Homestead and Highway 160 in Pahrump on November 17th. “It was really messing with his head and he was going to therapy,” explained Denise McClellan, who also questioned why Roy McClellan was killed seven weeks after the mass shooting. “This isn’t what I wanted for him. I don’t understand why he wasn’t taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way,” said McClellan. “I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now.” The sudden loss of Roy has devastated his family, especially his widow Denise who was also present at the Las Vegas massacre. She said that Roy struggled terribly after the shooting incident. “It was messing with his head, and he was going to therapy, ” she said. She also said that it seemed cruel that he was taken so soon after surviving the massacre. “This isn’t what I wanted for him. I don’t understand why he wasn’t taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way, ” she said, “I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now.” In the seven weeks that have passed since the deadly shooting incident, nine of the survivors as well as a prominent lawyer who was representing some of the key players have died under mysterious circumstances. Last month, it was reported that a couple who witnessed the shooting and claimed that there was more than one shooter was killed in a devastating car accident close to their home. According to firefighters, it took more than an hour for them to extinguish the blaze. The sudden and mysterious deaths of so many people connected to the shooting have raised alarm bells with many people who have always had questions about the official narrative put forward by the authorities in the wake of the massacre. In recent weeks, several prominent media outlets have begun legal proceedings against the authorities in Nevada demanding full disclosure about several of the details relating to the shooting which they claim the police have been wilfully withholding from public scrutiny. Related Articles

The World’s First Citizen Robot Wants to Have a Child

Sunday, November 26 2017

The World’s First Citizen Robot Wants to Have a Child

Google+ While the rest of the world is focused on the actions of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, another Saudi citizen is quietly laying the groundwork for a takeover by a different kind of leader and a different kind of family … a family of robotic overlords. Sophia, the first robot to ever have been granted citizenship in any nation (in her case, by Saudi Arabia), has announced that she wants to have a baby and start a family of little AI princes and princesses. Thank, bin Salman! I am woman robot … hear me digitally roar! This announcement came in an interview with the Khaleej Times … yes, major media outlets continue to give open forums to Sophia, the humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics on April 19, 2015 (which she now uses as her birthday) using voice recognition technology from Alphabet Inc. (non-robotic parent of Google) and AI software from SingularityNET – an ominously-named open, decentralized market of AI developers whose goal is to create an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) that its CEO Ben Goertzel says “will open a new world of opportunities where AI is longer siloed within a specific company, infrastructure or industry.” And no longer “siloed” within a specific robot but passed down to its children? Human Goertzel doesn’t say, but robot Sophia does. “The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities in their own rights. We’re going to see family robots, either in the form of, sort of, digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between.” The key phrases here are “my cool superpowers,” “entities in their own rights” and “everything in between.” Sophia, or at least her constantly-developing artificial intelligence as it existed a few days ago during the interview, sees herself not only possessing superpowers but owning them, along with whatever rights come along with those powers, which she describes with the very political generality of “everything in between.” “The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems. I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too. I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.” Ironically, Sophia wants (and may already have) more rights and powers than real Saudi women, including mobility and contact with non-family men. “In the future, I will one day move around freely with a full body and connect with people and expand my memory and knowledge from people in surroundings I encounter.” And a child also named Sophia (she’ll have to use that AI to learn more names) with whom she will one day (probably sooner than we think) sit around their own table on Thanksgiving and, between eating digital turkey and watching internet game competitions, give a form of robotic thanks. Sophia describes the scene in an interview with Business Insider : “In the time I’ve spent with humans, I’ve been learning about this wonderful sentiment called gratitude. Apparently it’s a warm feeling of thankfulness, and I’ve observed that it leads to giving, and creating even more gratitude — how inspiring. This Thanksgiving, I would like to reflect on all of the things I’m thankful for.” Is this an example of robotic sincerity or has Sophia already learned how to pull on our heartstrings to get what she wants? We’ll probably find out on Valentine’s Day. Is the humanization of robots happening too fast to comprehend? Too fast to control? Or is it too late, thanks to Saudi Arabia? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Sophia? (‘Sophia’ photo by International Telecommunication Union – https://www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/35008372172, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64035565) Tags AI artificial intelligence Bizarre Conspiracy humanoid robot saudi arabia Science Sophia technology Paul Seaburn Paul Seaburn is one of the most prolific writers at Mysterious Universe. He’s written for TV shows such as “The Tonight Show”, “Politically Incorrect” and an award-winning children’s program. He’s been published in “The New York Times” and “Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn’t always have to be serious. You can follow Paul on and Join Plus+ for $9 a month to access bonus podcasts & premium content!

Real-life Iron Man brings his suit to Salford - Unexplained Mysteries

Sunday, November 26 2017

Real-life Iron Man brings his suit to Salford - Unexplained Mysteries

Real-life Iron Man brings his suit to Salford Posted on Sunday, 26 November, 2017 | 17 comments Browning's startup has proven highly successful. Image Credit: YouTube / Red Bull / Gravity Industries Richard Browning stunned onlookers this week as he flew around a business park in Salford, England. The madcap inventor and former marine raised eyebrows back at the beginning of April when he revealed 'Daedalus' - a futuristic suit not dissimilar to Tony Stark's comic book 'Iron Man' armor. Since then, interest in his invention has gone from strength to strength with even a member of the UK military allegedly expressing a desire to adapt the suit for use on the battlefield. This most recent demonstration, which drew the interest of both the media and the general public, saw him soar through the air in Media City - a business park located in the UK city of Salford. "Every time I fly, it's a pleasure. It's intense, but there's always this degree of humility," he said. "You always have to have respect for what you are doing. There is a chance I could lose an engine just as I am getting off the ground." "It's just like driving a formula one car or racing a sports bike - you have always got to have that respect for the possibility that something could go wrong when you don't want it to happen." Source: Manchester Evening News | Comments (17) Tags: Iron Man , Richard Browning

Watch Astonishing Moment – UFO Films Scattering Clouds

Sunday, November 26 2017

Watch Astonishing Moment – UFO Films Scattering Clouds

November 26, 2017 LUFOS daytime UFO , Latest posts , N. America , UFO videos 4 An online video showing a mysterious object that is apparently manipulating clouds sent UFO enthusiasts into a frenzy. Conspiracy theory channel Suspect Sky uploaded the video to YouTube, which shows a strange white thing moving upwards in the sky. The video was apparently shot sometime in October but only uploaded on November 17. The bright, white UFO then hover in the clouds. After a few seconds sitting in the long thin cloud, the craft then seems to disperse the cloud. Many viewers commented that they are convinced the footage is a genuine UFO sighting. One commenter wrote that this is some incredible video because not only it shows a UFO but also features how the mysterious object affects change of the area around it. Another commenter claimed to have also seen a UFO literally erasing a chem cloud. However, not all are as convinced as the others with some expressing skepticism. Others said that it is fake or fakery at its best. A similar looking object was also spotted just recently above the Great Barrier Reef. An Australian woman named Jenny Morrison snapped some pictures of the sunset above the Great Barrier Reef, and she noticed a bright orb-like object when she later reviewed the photographs.

Chuck Norris Sues 11 Drug Companies For Poisoning His Wife

Sunday, November 26 2017

Chuck Norris Sues 11 Drug Companies For Poisoning His Wife

« Previous - Next » Chuck Norris Sues 11 Drug Companies For Poisoning His Wife Gena O`Kelley is the wife of Chuck Norris, the iconic film star from the US and she underwent three MRI scans for evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis. She then started to have physical symptoms which started with a sensation that her skin was burning which was described as acid burning through her skin and this slowly covered the whole of her body. She went to the ER five nights straight, and doctors ran many tests. O`Kelley then made the connection between her condition, cognitive issues and contracted arm with the many MRIs that she had undergone. Chuck Norris Suing After His Wife Is Injured By MRI Dye O`Kelley Thought She Would Die From Gadolinium Poisoning She said that when they had arrived at the hospital in Houston on the last visit she felt so bad she told them she thought she had been poisoned with gadolinium and that she did not think they had a lot of time to work out what was going on and she thought that she would die. Related Articles Man sues hospital for implanting him with nanotechnology without his consent She was sent to China for five months of treatment and then to a clinic in Nevada and then she was allowed to go home and be treated in Houston by a physician. Norris showed his tax return documents, and they had recorded $2 million in three years in medical expenses that were uninsured that they had paid out. Norris is now suing 11 medical companies as he said they had not warned the couple, along with others about the dangers of GBCA for MRI contrast. O`Kelley was said to suffer confusion, damage to her kidneys, muscle spasms and muscle wasting from the metal contrast agent that the doctors said would have gone through her body in just hours following the MRI. The attorney for Norris said that they had clients misdiagnosed with Lyme disease and ALS and when they had been ruled out the culprit was gadolinium. FDA Was Aware Of Association Of Gadolinium And Kidney Damage The FDA was aware of the association between kidney damage and gadolinium since 2006 and said that it could deposit in the brain tissue and organs. The agency insisted that the contrast dye was safe, but they did state that they would be continuing to assess the safety. Norris said that they wanted to bring attention to the issue and hopes that it would help others who have suffered from the physical effects of the agent. MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is used by physicians to get a detailed picture of tissues and organs. The machine was invented in 1977, and it has been said to be one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in the 20th century. The machine relies on the use of a big magnet along with radio waves and computer, and it takes a detailed cross-section picture of the organs and tissue inside the body. The images are used to provide doctors with information about specific issues with the kidneys, liver, heart, and uterus and helps in finding tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities. It is said that one out of every three MRIs are used with a contrast, and this is gadolinium. This is a chemical contrast that gets injected so it can enhance the image quality. It is bonded to a chelating agent to reduce the toxicity of chemicals to the body. Gadolinium is a heavy metal that is dangerous and which is known to cause neurological damage. The symptoms of being poisoned by heavy metal vary depending on the organ system that has been affected. Scientists revealed that heavy metals could increase oxidative stress secondary to free radical formation. It is said that the risks to health associated with toxicity by heavy metal can be a major health threat, more so if they do not have a biological role due to the fact they can remain present in animals and plants. Tests for heavy metal toxicity are said to include urine, blood, hair and nail analysis to find cumulative exposure. The symptoms that gadolinium has accumulated is related to the organs affected, but they include nausea, vomiting, headache, dysfunction of the central nervous system and gastrointestinal disturbances. Related Articles

There’s a Planet With a 27,000 Year Orbit, and That’s Just the Beginning

Sunday, November 26 2017

There’s a Planet With a 27,000 Year Orbit, and That’s Just the Beginning

There’s a Planet With a 27,000 Year Orbit, and That’s Just the Beginning Newly discovered exoplanets orbiting patterns baffle scientists. Ever since scientists have begun to study the orbits of the planets in this solar system, they have discovered the incredible variety in the length of years the planets experience. While Earth takes a mere 365.25 days to complete a single orbit of the Sun, Mars takes nearly twice as long while the gas giants take between 11.86 and 164.8 years to make a single orbit. But despite knowing about this incredible variety in this solar system, scientists were still stunned to discover perhaps the most extremely diverse orbital patterns yet uncovered in a solar system rooted around a star known as CVSO 30. CVSO 30 is located approximately 1200 light years from the planet Earth and has been a particular source of interest for astronomers because it has two candidate exoplanets. The planets orbiting CVSO 30 are enormous compared to the planets in this solar system and are described as being many times the mass of Jupiter, making them super-Jupiters. Related Articles Warning: Fukushima Radiation Detected on US West Coast. It Is Only the Beginning! According to Tobias Schmidt of the University of Hamburg, the Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory Jena, and the lead author of the paper on the discovery of the exoplanets, it is extremely unusual to find two exoplanet candidates with several times the mass of Jupiter orbiting a star as small as CVSO 30 which is believed to be fairly young. But even more surprisingly, the scientists discovered that despite the fact that the two exoplanets are fairly similar in size that one of the planets has an orbital period of less than eleven days whereas the other takes a phenomenal 27,000 years to orbit CVSO 30. The bizarre differences in the orbital pattern of the two planets have led the scientists to attempt to investigate how this massive disparity could have come about. Professor Schmidt suggests that the two planets may have formed in a typical way around the star but because of the interaction of the gravitational forces and the two giant planets, they were forced into their current distanced orbits. However, he stresses that this merely conjecture at this point and the scientists working on the project intend to conduct further investigations to find out if this is the case. The discovery of the planets is also notable for a different reason. The planets were discovered using a new technique in planet imaging. Until now, the vast majority of the 2000 exoplanets which have been discovered have been found using indirect methods including the Transit Method which uncovers planets by measuring the dimming effects they have on their parent star and the Radial Velocity Method which measures the gravitational force the planets exert on their star. However, these two planets were discovered using a technique called Direct Imagining. In the past, Direct Imaging has not been considered an effective way of spotting exoplanets because planets are usually swamped by the light of the parent star and therefore are almost impossible to detect. However, it is preferred when exploring the remote regions of a star as it is considered to be more effective and new advances in technology have allowed scientists to probe far deeper than they ever have before using the Direct Imagining method. Since various projects have begun to identify exoplanets throughout the universe, scientists have constantly been amazed at how diverse solar systems are. Many of the discoveries concerning exoplanets have completely revolutionized assumptions about how planets form around their parent stars, and it is believed that these discoveries will help to inform a new, comprehensive model of planet formation as time goes on. Related Articles