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Scientists Date The Tomb of Christ revealing its complex history

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Scientists Date The Tomb of Christ revealing its complex history

« Previous - Next » Scientists Date The Tomb of Christ revealing its complex history The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is said to be the place where the body of Jesus Christ was interned following his crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. Now, archaeological examinations of the site suggest that there is a deeply complex history around this holiest of all Christian shrines. A new scientific examination of the site where Jesus is believed to have been laid to rest has utilized chemicals in the limestone making up deepest reaches of the cave to discover how long it had been since the rock had been exposed to light. They found that these oldest areas of the cave were around 1700 years old and that some of the other rock laid on in the cave dated to the era of the Crusades. The New Testament states that Jesus was put to death in the early years of the first millennium and that the Romans located and enshrined his tomb around the year 326 AD. This ambitious project was undertaken by Constantine I, the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity and declare it to be the official religion of the Roman Empire. Along with his wife, who was also a devout Christian, he ordered a number of projects of this nature as well as the erection of large Christian shrines throughout the entire Empire. This date historical documents suggest that Constantine ordered the enshrinement of Jesus’s tomb tallies up neatly to the age of the layered limestone in the cave uncovered by scientists investigating the site suggesting that this is indeed the tomb of Christ. There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether the real location of Jesus’s tomb had been lost over the years. During the Crusades, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was completely destroyed and subsequently rebuilt by the Christians in the area. This has led to questions as to whether they truly built on the exact same site as the Romans. Some historians have said that even if they did manage to build on the correct spot, that the Romans may not have located the tomb of Jesus Christ accurately. Archaeologists and historians concede that there is no way of telling whether the tomb most definitely held the body of Jesus Christ but it is still considered to be far and away the best candidate. According to Dan Bahat, the former city archaeologist of Jerusalem, "We may not be absolutely certain that the Holy Sepulchre Church is the site of Jesus' burial, but we certainly have no other site that can lay a claim nearly as weighty." Last October, the tomb was opened to the public for the first time in many centuries after the painstaking restoration of the shrine enclosing the tomb which is known as the Edicule. The restoration project took nine months to complete and cost a staggering $4 million. Related Articles

Abu Raihan al-Biruni discovered America & the Earth is round, 500 years before Columbus & 600 Years before Galileo

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Abu Raihan al-Biruni discovered America & the Earth is round, 500 years before Columbus & 600 Years before Galileo

« Previous - Next » Abu Raihan al-Biruni discovered America & the Earth is round, 500 years before Columbus & 600 Years before Galileo If not for the lack of seafaring technology around the end of the 9th century, the USA could today be a predominantly Muslim nation as it’s claimed that Persian scholar Abu Raihan al-Biruni theorised the existence of both north and south America about 500 years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, according to research by author S. Frederick Starr. Abu Raihan al-Biruni (973-1048) was an Iranian scholar and polymath from Khwarezm — a region which encompasses modern-day western Uzbekistan, and northern Turkmenistan. Biruni is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and was an expert in mathematics, astronomy, mineralogy, geography, cartography, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as studying the ancient Greeks, Indians, medieval Arabs and fellow Central Asians. Related Articles Galileo, Europe's own and non-military-owned GPS system, goes online TODAY 95 of 146 books known to have been written by Al-Biruni were devoted to astronomy, mathematics, and related subjects like mathematical geography which were important to the Islamic world as many Muslim customs require knowing the directions of certain sacred locations, which can actually be found through this type of scientific study. Subsequently, unlike many other academic scholars of the era, Islam accepted his biblical scholarship and Al-Biruni was known as a foremost expert on religious history. In his book, ‘Codex Masudicus’ (1037), Al-Biruni theorized the existence of a landmass along the vast ocean between Asia and Europe, or what we know today as the continents of north and south America. He deduced its existence on the basis of his accurate estimations of the Earth's circumference; amazingly his measurements were just 10.44 miles less than the modernly accepted circumference, and Afro-Eurasia's size, which he found spanned only two-fifths of the Earth's circumference, and his discovery of the concept of specific gravity, from which he deduced that the geological processes that gave rise to Europe and Asia must've also given rise to lands in the vast ocean between Asia and Europe. Not only did he predict the existence of the Americas, but he also submitted that this landmass must be inhabited by human beings, which he deduced from his knowledge of humans inhabiting the broad north-south band stretching from Russia to South India and Sub-Saharan Africa, assuming that the landmass would most likely lie along the same band. Also in ‘Codex Masudicus’, which was probably the most complete record of his life’s work, he discussed the possibility that the sun is stationary and that the earth revolves around it. It wouldn’t be until 1543 that Nicolaus Copernicus published the Copernican theory, which is commonly regarded as a definitive work on heliocentric theory and at the time was opposed by the Roman Catholic Church, although the ancient Greeks had been credited with being the first to discuss the possibilities of a sun-centric universe. Had the inquisitive minds of ancient mariners, armed with Al-Biruni’s knowledge decided to sail west, modern religious distribution might have been totally different to what it is today, but with Native Indian religion having broad but striking similarities to the Abrahamic religions, who could say with absolute certainty that travellers from the east didn’t arrive in the Americas long before Columbus? Related Articles

November 30 2017 - Psychic Prediction - Dr. Rita Louise

Wednesday, November 29 2017

November 30 2017 - Psychic Prediction - Dr. Rita Louise

« Previous - Next » November 30 2017 - Psychic Prediction - Dr. Rita Louise It seems as if the new, more relaxed energy that began last week is still with us and we are continuing to enjoy the lessened pressure and stress that we have all been under lately. The focus this week’s reading is that our energy has turned inward. Any sticks and stones that are being tossed our way are bouncing off of us. We are finally getting back to business and taking care of ourselves and our own. About Dr. Rita Louise Dr. Rita Louise is an expert in the fields of alternative health, ancient mysteries, ghosts, ghost hunting, metaphysics and spirituality, paranormal phenomena, UFO ’s and alien abduction and more… Embed Code:

Turkish University Has a Major in Ufology and ET Encounters

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Turkish University Has a Major in Ufology and ET Encounters

Google+ “I’m majoring in Ufology.” If I heard a young person say this, my first thought would be that they’re on the football team and the “Science of Daydreaming” classes were full. However, if the young person showed an acceptance letter from Akdeniz University in Turkey, they’re telling the truth and their parents are in for a big surprise. Ufology? Only if there’s no term papers. Erhan Kolbaşı told the Doğan News Agency that he offering the class because he wants students to be prepared for contact with extraterrestrials, including knowing the ins and outs of alien politics and galactic diplomacy. It’s nice that he’s preparing these young minds for diplomacy rather than warfare, even though he sees this contact leading to the “biggest change seen in the history of the world.” What qualifies Erhan Kolbaşı to teach this program? He’s the deputy chair of the Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center in Istanbul, which was founded by ufologist Haktan Akdoğan, who is also the founder of the Istanbul UFO Museum and will help provide background material for the courses. According to the Doğan News Agency, the course is supposed to train students on the methodology and potential sources for finding UFO and ET information. “We believe representatives from the world and extraterrestrial civilizations will soon be making official contact with each other. We think they will be in an open and mass contact.” Kolbaşı says he expects this “open and mass contact” to occur “within 10 or 15 years,” which appears to be a strange prediction since he and Akdoğan both seem to concur that alien contact has already occurred numerous times and will be providing the ufology students with information on cover-ups and secret files. Those cover-ups include their beliefs that aliens and crashed UFOs have provided humans with advanced technologies (at least at the time they were found) like fiber optic cables, microchips, night vision glasses and bullet-proof clothing. Details on this information alone would be worth the price of tuition (no tuition costs were given but Akdeniz University is a major college with 31,000 students, so it’s probably comparable to major public colleges in the U.S.) but Kolbaşı also hints that he may not be able to spill all of the secret beans because of MJ-12 or Majestic 12 , the alleged secret committee formed by President Harry Truman in 1947 to investigate and collect data on aliens and UFOs, and later to suppress any information on the data. Do you think this will be on the test? Would you take a class like this if it were offered at one of your local colleges? Even if you weren’t on a football scholarship? Does that guy sitting next to you look like Tom DeLonge? Would you be concerned that the person following you back to the dorm wasn’t a creepy freshman but an MJ-12 agent or a Man in Black? Just to be on the safe side, you may want to purposely fail the class. Tags alien Bizarre Conspiracy exopolitics Majestic 12 Turkey ufo Ufology 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

When Strange Creatures Get the Urge To “Change”

Wednesday, November 29 2017

When Strange Creatures Get the Urge To “Change”

Google+ Encounters with mysterious, glowing balls of light that have the mystifying ability to change into the forms of strange and savage creatures, are not unknown in the United States: they are actually quite common. A classic example is the large body of data that surrounds a certain huge area of forest in Texas. As someone who is proud to call the Dallas-Fort Worth area his home, I am all too well aware that many people think and assume that Texas is just one big desert. In reality, however, that’s far from the case. Yes, West Texas is extremely flat and filled with almost endless fields of cotton. And, it’s also true that South Texas has its fair share of harsh and scalding landscapes. However, Central, North, and East Texas are very different: they are dominated by thick forestland which extends for miles and miles…and miles. Indeed, a 2011 Forest Inventory and Analysis report prepared by the Texas Forest Service revealed that Texas’ woods ran to 62.4 million acres. And it’s to one particular area of dense woodland that we have to turn our attention. Its name: the Big Thicket . The Big Thicket Located in the Piney Woods area of East Texas, the Big Thicket has a most apt moniker: it is a huge, 83,000-acre area of woodland. “Dense” barely begins to describe the massive, forested environment, which is home to numerous wild animals, including alligators and bobcats – as well as to other creatures of a very odd kind, as we’ll soon see. Running through the heart of the Big Thicket is a long, thin, and incredibly sandy old road called Bragg Road. That’s not what the locals call it, though. To them, it is known as Ghost Light Road. There is a very good reason for this: for at least three centuries, people have reported seeing weird, small balls of light flitting through the trees late at night. But, we’re not talking about anything quite as down to earth as fireflies. These particular lights vary in size from – approximately – a tennis ball to a beach ball. They also exhibit evidence of intelligence: witnesses describe the lights approaching them, even circling them, in what is occasionally perceived as a playful fashion. Such is the interest that the lights provoke in the people that live there, and in visitors too, a historical marker has been erected at the start of Bragg Road and which details the strange story of the lights. The late Rob Riggs was one of the most learned figures in the Bigfoot research field and someone who spent a significant portion of his life living in the Big Thicket area. Riggs collected numerous reports of the mysterious ghost lights, dating back to the 1800s. But, Riggs did far more than that: he also catalogued an astonishing number of reports of what seemed to be Bigfoot and large, black leopards. I say “seemed to be” for a very good reason. While most people who have reported seeing large black cats, and who have had hairy wild-man type encounters in the Big Thicket, the vast majority are content to conclude they encountered animals of the type that very few ever get to encounter. But, not all of them. A small body of individuals have sworn that the large cats and the hairy humanoids – when spotted by the astonished and sometimes terrified onlookers – vanished before their eyes. We’re not talking about them making hasty getaways into the woods. Rather, we are talking about the “animals” – in an instant – changing form from big cat and Bigfoot to a small, brightly-lit globe of light. The ghost lights that have been staple parts of the area for centuries, of course. Three such reports surfaced in 1977, and from entirely unconnected people: two encountered the Big Thicket man-beast, and one the paranormal panther. All three witnesses swore that, in barely a couple of blinks of the eye, and as the creatures realized they had been seen, they became as still as statues. Then, rather incredibly, they shrunk in size and transformed into small balls of light that vanished into the trees. A near-identical incident occurred on Bragg Road itself in 1998, when a group of campers encountered an immense Bigfoot – in excess of eight-feet in height – which vanished in a flash of light and that left just one tell-tale card: a golf ball-sized globe of light that hovered around the immediate area for around twenty or seconds and which then fizzled out of existence, and amid what was described as an electrical crackling noise. I had the good fortune to meet one of the campers at the June 11, 2005 Texas Ghost Lights Conference in Austin, Texas. In view of all the above, it’s no wonder that the Big Thicket has developed a reputation as one of the most paranormal places in all of the Lone Star State. Tags Alien Big Cat Big Thicket bigfoot Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel. You can follow Nick on and

Huge Christmas Asteroid – Close Enough to Affect Santa’s Ride?

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Huge Christmas Asteroid – Close Enough to Affect Santa’s Ride?

Google+ A three-mile-wide (4.8 km) asteroid is about to make one of its closest approaches ever and become the third-largest NASA-designated “potentially hazardous” object in history to approach the Earth. Not only that, it’s arriving right in the middle of the Christmas season. Will it become a Christmas star, a celestial Grinch that stole Christmas or a hazard that even Rudolph’s nose can’t protect Santa Claus from? The history of 3200 Phaethon is interesting and potentially disconcerting. Although it’s been around (and around the Sun) for ages, it was only discovered in 1983 by astronomers Simon F. Green and John K. Davies and visually confirmed by Charles T. Kowal, who determined it to be asteroidal, at least in appearance. Further analysis showed how special this space rock is. 1983 TB (its original name) has an orbit that brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. That prompted astronomers to name it Phaethon in honor of the son of the Greek sun god Helios. That Phaethon borrowed his father’s sun chariot and drove it without the proper license or training, resulting in him getting too close to burning up Earth and resulting in Zeus tossing a thunderbolt that stopped the chariot and killed Phaethon. The Fall of Phaeton by Johann Liss Speaking of getting too close to the Earth, the real 3200 Phaethon does that too. Reverse calculations prior to its actual discovery show that it was only 5 million miles away when it passed on December 16, 1974. This year, it will be 6.4 million miles away, or 27 times the average distance between Earth and the moon. If you’re still around then, it will be 1.8 million miles away in 2093. That may sound like a long way off, but it’s close enough for the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center to deem it a potentially hazardous near Earth object , which means its impact could cause serious regional damage and it has the potential and proximity for impact. In fact, 3200 Phaethon is already affecting the Earth in another way. Astronomer Fred Whipple determined that the asteroid’s unusual orbit matches that of meteors that make up the annual mid-December Geminids meteor shower, making Phaethon their proud papa. Yeah, yeah, yeah … that’s all very interesting but what about Christmas? Since 3200 Phaethon isn’t visible to the naked eye (although it can be seen this year with low-powered telescopes between December 11 and 21), it’s not the Christmas star. And it doesn’t appear that this is its year for a big impact – and a three-mile-wide asteroid would make a BIG impact. Some estimates suggest a mile-wide asteroid hitting New York City would destroy it and everything else from Washington DC to Boston, not to mention creating a dust cloud capable of blocking the Sun and ending most life on Earth. Luckily, it doesn’t look like even the entire collection of naughtiness on Earth is enough to deliver that lump of coal in our stockings this year. We’re safe and so is Santa. For now. Tags Astronomy meteor nasa natural world Near Earth Object NEO space 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

Are bears to blame for sightings of the Yeti? - Unexplained Mysteries

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Are bears to blame for sightings of the Yeti? - Unexplained Mysteries

Are bears to blame for sightings of the Yeti? Posted on Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 | 36 comments Does the Yeti roam the Himalayan wilds ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Jaikumar2000 A new study has determined that relics from the creature are actually the remains of three bear species. Believed to reside in the remote mountains and forests of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, the Yeti has long remained a spiritual and cultural staple for the people who live in the vicinity of the Himalayas. Sometimes referred to as the Abominable Snowman, this elusive ape-like hominid became a major part of Western popular culture after climbers reported finding trails of large footprints in the snow during expeditions to climb some of the most treacherous and remote mountains on Earth. But is there really an undiscovered species of giant ape roaming the Himalayan wilds ? Charlotte Lindqvist, associate professor at the University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, recently led an effort to study an assortment of alleged Yeti artefacts including teeth, hair samples, fecal samples and bones. By reconstructing the complete mitochondrial genomes of each specimen, her team determined that they were all from types of bears - the Asian black, the Tibetan brown and the Himalayan brown. "Our findings strongly suggest that the biological underpinnings of the Yeti legend can be found in local bears," said Lindqvist. The team's research however doesn't entirely disprove the existence of the creature. "Scientific work can help explore myths such as the Yeti," she said. "Even if there is no proof for the existence of cryptids, it is impossible to completely rule out that they live." Source: The Guardian | Comments (36) Tags: Yeti

Amazing UFO footage filmed over Del Mar, California 29-Nov-2017

Thursday, November 30 2017

Amazing UFO footage filmed over Del Mar, California 29-Nov-2017

November 30, 2017 LUFOS daytime UFO , Latest posts , N. America , UFO videos 3 Check out this interesting footage of a three unknown object making maneuvers over Del Mar in California. This happened on 29th November 2017. Witness report: Could be balloons, but with strong prejudice. Was very strange. At first I thought it looked like black balloons, and they did kind of move like that in the way that they ascended through the sky together. But there was also something weird about it… All three of them moved indipendintly backward, forward, and around each other. It felt strange. All balloons I’ve seen in the sky seem to have a direct path and don’t wobble around like these did—but who knows. Just thought it was strange and wanted to send to you for your expertise. Author (source: MUFON) Your opinion?

Science and Religion Agree on Age of Purported Tomb of Jesus

Thursday, November 30 2017

Science and Religion Agree on Age of Purported Tomb of Jesus

Google+ While it used to be politics and religion, more and more people now agree that two things you shouldn’t bring up at family gatherings are science and religion. That’s because science and religion don’t seem to agree on too many things. Good news for those wondering what they’ll be talking about at Christmas parties … there’s a new discovery that both science and religion fans can agree on. Researchers studying the limestone cave that is the purported tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem have determined that it dates back much further than once thought and supports the story of its original enshrinement by the Romans. Discuss amongst yourselves. The research results were released this week by National Geographic . The tomb, said by believers to be where the Romans laid the body after crucifixion, was covered with a marble shield since at least 1555 CE and was only opened in October of 2016. One of the things found was a mysterious older slab. Parts of it and the mortar used to hold it in place were analyzed and dated, and the results were surprising. Some of the mortar samples taken from the south wall of the cave date to around 335 CE. That coincides with the stories that Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, ordered a search for the tomb. It was allegedly underneath a 200-year-old Roman temple which was destroyed, revealing a limestone cave that could be the tomb. This new evidence indicates that the slab was used to seal the tomb and the first Edicule or shrine was built over it. That shrine was damaged by fire and earthquakes and eventually destroyed in 1009 by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. Other mortar samples found date to the reconstruction shortly after this. Now it’s time for the arguments. Does this new mortar evidence cement the idea that this is the actual tomb of Jesus? Not really. It does show that the location was considered to be the tomb in the fourth century and the belief was strong enough to cover it with a temple, not to mention start many battles. While the cave will continue to be studied, the real issue today is the condition of the Edicule. It was reconstructed in 1808-1810 after being destroyed by fire and it’s in poor condition due to both age and the amount of activity around it. It sounds like the solution is hidden inside this new discovery … mortar. Discuss amongst yourselves. Tags archeology christianity Jerusalem Jesus Christ religion 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

Questions Surround Mysterious Russian Radiation Cloud

Thursday, November 30 2017

Questions Surround Mysterious Russian Radiation Cloud

Google+ Throughout 2017, health and safety organizations around the world have been detecting anomalous levels of radiation drifting around Europe. In January, near-hazardous levels of Iodine-131 were detected , which was deemed peculiar given that other isotopes commonly used in nuclear testing were not detected. Reconnaissance aircraft and specialized nuclear-material-sniffing planes were deployed to find the source, but it still remains a mystery. In October, German health officials detected a cloud of a different radioactive isotope wafting over Western Europe and again, science officials were unable to pin down its origin. Now, after months of denying any culpability, Russian meteorological authorities have admitted the radioactive cloud came from their country, but the admission and resulting silence from Russia’s government has only deepened the mystery. Maps of the radiation levels clearly implicate western Russia as the source. This month, Russian meteorological services agency Roshydromet confirmed that radiation levels had spiked above an area of Western Russia between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains close to Dimitrovgrad, the site of Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors. The location of these spikes has some French nuclear authorities concerned that a mishap or accident at the plant might be responsible for the radiation cloud, but Rosatom, Russia’s government-owned nuclear energy corporation, has denied that any leaks or accidents have occurred. Ozyorsk, Russia, epicenter of the radioactive contamination. Rostatom’s denials are worrisome given the track record of Russian nuclear research. In 1957, one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents occurred in this same region, contaminating over 20,000 square kilometers (9,000 square miles) and forcing the Soviet government to evacuate tens of thousands of residents. All records of that accident were swept under the rug for thirty years until the Russian government began declassifying records in 1989, revealing the horrific extent of the contamination. Residents of the surrounding area still suffer from higher rates of birth defects, cancers, and chromosomal anomalies. A memorial to the Kyshtym Disaster, the third-most serious nuclear accident behind Chernobyl and Fukushima. So where does this half-admission leave things? Ultimately, while it’s now clear that something bad happened near one of Russia’s nuclear research facilities, it’s impossible to determine what exactly that anomaly was. At this point, though, why hide an accident from the rest of the world? Just what type of research was being conducted? Or, more terrifyingly, could this be evidence of something more sinister like weapons research or intentional release of radiation? Luckily, the levels of the radiation cloud drifting around the world has so far remained below hazardous. After this incident, Chernobyl, and even the Fukushima disaster, it’s likely only a matter of time before migrating clouds of radiation become our daily reality. Brett Tingley is a writer and musician living in the ancient Appalachian mountains. You can follow Brett on

Science Weighs In on Yeti Debate Again, Says Creatures are Likely Just Bears

Thursday, November 30 2017

Science Weighs In on Yeti Debate Again, Says Creatures are Likely Just Bears

Google+ The enduring myth of the Yeti, the famous Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, was dealt a blow recently after a new study suggested that all physical evidence of the creatures points to bears. The study was featured in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, and argues that three known species, the Asian black bear, the Tibetan brown bear, and the Himalayan brown bear, are the likely culprits behind the Yeti mythos. Charlotte Lindqvist, associate professor at the University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and lead researcher with the Yeti study, told The Guardian , “Our findings strongly suggest that the biological underpinnings of the Yeti legend can be found in local bears.” In particular, populations of brown bears that reside in parts of the Himalayas and surrounding regions were identified as two separate populations, who became separated during the Pleistocene ice age. “Brown bears roaming the high altitudes of the Tibetan Plateau,” Lindqvist said, “and brown bears in the western Himalayan mountains, appear to belong to two separate populations… the split occurred about 650,000 years ago, during a period of glaciation.” The study drew samples from artifacts purported to belong to the Yeti, kept in private collections, museums, and even monasteries around the world. Altogether, mitochondrial genomes were reconstructed from each available specimen, resulting in the identification of remains belonging to 23 distinct bears found in the region. In a similar study from 2014, Professor Bryan Sykes and his colleagues made a similar argument in relation to the Yeti more likely being a species of bear. According to the paper’s abstract, “we have used rigorous decontamination followed by mitochondrial 12S RNA sequencing to identify the species origin of 30 hair samples attributed to anomalous primates. Two Himalayan samples, one from Ladakh, India, the other from Bhutan, had their closest genetic affinity with a Palaeolithic polar bear, Ursus maritimus . Otherwise the hairs were from a range of known extant mammals.” The alleged identification of a “Palaeolithic polar bear” was widely refuted by independent analysis in the scientific community, and Sykes, both due to the extraordinary claim, and his apparent fascination with the Yeti was criticized for the claim. Regardless, each of the studies proved that the existing evidence for the creature, long purported to have belonged to the Yeti creatures was, in fact, biological material from different varieties of bears. Indeed, this complicates the case for the creature’s existence, in that any physical proof supporting the animal’s existence has thus far been identified, and refuted. There is, however, the other side of the debate, which deals exclusively with anecdotal, eyewitness testimony. The argument can, and will, be made that humans are notoriously bad observers and that an entire range of misperceptions and delusions can account for so-called Yeti sightings. However, there are a few reports that have surfaced over the years that may be more promising. The recent Guardian article mentioned, to their credit, a handful of the “famous” reports from over the years; however, this in itself is problematic, in that only the famous reports are worthy of mention in popular periodicals. In other words, those unfamiliar with detailed studies into alleged “mystery hominids” tend to go only for the lowest hanging fruit (ironically, this is something which the advocates for the existence of the creatures are often accused of). A far more unconventional Yeti report–and one with far more promise than many of the “famous” cases–occurred in September 1991, during a joint Soviet-Chinese Glaciological expedition in Tibet. Professor Arkady Tishkov, a Russian scientist with the expedition, explored much of the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas during the study, including portions of Mount Everest, as well as the peaks of Xixiabangrna, Choja, and other mountainous areas. “It was on one of these routes,” Tishkov later wrote in a detailed account, that he encountered an unidentified, bipedal creature. His account is as follows: “In September 1991, the Expedition worked on the northern, southern, and southeastern slopes of Mt. Xixiabangma. On the day of the encounter, our small group had worked in a spot some 25 miles (40 kin) from the settlement of Nyalam, on the Nepal-China border… On September 22, 1991, I was en route to a glacier on the southeastern slope of Mt. Xixiabangma. About midday, on the top of a moraine ridge at a distance of about 400 feet (120 m), I noticed a human-like animal sitting by a boulder on the sunlit side. My position was lower on the slope, and at first I did not see the full silhouette. A little later, however, I observed the animal in full. It had the following characteristics: erect, bipedal posture; dark brown color; cone-shaped head; no visible neck; long forelimbs; and short and slightly flexed hind limbs. When first observed, the creature was squatting in what seemed an unnatural position for an animal, with its back touching the sun-warmed surface of the boulder.” “I could not identify what I saw,” Tishkov wrote. “My very first impression was of a creature resembling a monkey, a dog, or a bear. But its anatomy, its subsequent behavior, the great absolute elevation of the place, the distance from forests and settlements made me conclude that I faced a different kind of animal.” Curious, Tishkov proceeded to get closer: “Tempted by the natural interest of a biologist, I bent down and started stalking the creature, skirting the boulder on the left-hand side. However, the attempt proved unsuccessful: the noises I made apparently startled it, as it appeared from behind the boulder on two feet and, slightly bending and helping itself along with a fore-limb, moved behind another (and bigger) boulder. I do not think it saw me, and presumably only reacted to the noises I had made.” At one point during the encounter, Tishkov retrieved his camera and attempted to photograph the creature from a distance. However, at this point, the object of his pursuit finally made it known that it was aware of his presence: I tried unsuccessfully to take the first photo from a distance of 330 feet (100 m)–maybe more–at a moment when the sun appeared from behind a cloud. To see the whole of the animal, I straightened up, but the effect of photographing from “below” (see Fig. 3) was bound to distort the image. When its full silhouette appeared in the viewfinder, the animal turned its head toward me and began watching me. I then became frightened, and dared not even move at first. Finally, I turned and ran down the slope. The entire account, including figures and drawings which detail various elements of the encounter, is archived on the Bigfoot Encounters website , an exhaustive resource for articles from journals and periodicals over the years, detailing various aspects of mystery hominid reports. The site was run by the late Bobbie Short, and has been maintained somewhat since her passing. Unfortunately, no physical evidence was recovered during the Tishkov encounter (despite the discovery of feces by the professor, which he believed the creature left behind). Thus, the final verdict on the report comes to rest as so many others have without supporting physical proof, and falls squarely within the “interesting, if true” category. Proof of the existence of the Yeti will indeed require more than colorful reports… even those made by inquisitive scientists. At the end of the day, if the Abominable Snowman seems to have been unfairly dismissed, it is because the evidence for its existence all points toward other, known varieties of fauna. Perhaps one day there will be physical proof for the Yeti that manages to arouse the interest of the scientific community, but until that time, we are left only with the anecdotal data; and at very least, there are a few good reports that might suggest something could still be lurking around out there. Tags Abominable Snowman Cryptozoology yeti Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts. You can follow Micah

You Can Alter The Physical World With Your Thoughts - Here's The Proof

Thursday, November 30 2017

You Can Alter The Physical World With Your Thoughts - Here's The Proof

You Can Alter The Physical World With Your Thoughts - Here's The Proof Masaru Emoto was a Japanese parascientist and alternative physician. According to his own statement, he became acquainted with the physico-chemical phenomenon of the concentration of water molecules in the USA and the technology of magnetic field resonance analysis. Emoto has been involved with water since the early 1990s. He argued that water can absorb and store the influences of thoughts and feelings. He came to this conclusion through experiments with bottled water , which he labeled either with positive messages such as "thank you" or negative messages such as "war" and then frozen, photographed and judged the resulting ice crystal on the basis of aesthetic and morphological criteria. Thus, he established a certain connection between the appearance of the ice crystal and the quality and condition of the water. According to his theory, water labeled with positive messages always forms perfect ice crystals, while water with negative messages assumes imperfect crystal shapes. Embed Code: