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A Collector of Creatures and a Cryptozoological Connection

Friday, December 1 2017

A Collector of Creatures and a Cryptozoological Connection

Google+ Sometimes, as someone who investigates reports of strange creatures, I find myself chasing not just unknown animals, such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, but also regular animals seen in distinctly out-of-place environments. Britain, for example, has reportedly been the home to a whole variety of big-cats for years – maybe even for centuries. However, such beasts are most certainly not indigenous to the British Isles, and have no reason to be roaming the country either. Yet, apparently, they are. Kangaroos, wallabies, crocodiles, giant snakes and many more exotic beasts have also all been reported across Britain – and, again, none of which are native to the country. So: where did they come from? I don’t claim to be in a position to resolve the entire puzzle of Britain’s out-of-place animals; however, I may be able to shed some light on why so many out-of-place beasts have been seen in and around a large area of woodland in central England called the Cannock Chase. And it all revolves around a man named Dr. John Kerr Butter . More than a century ago, the good doctor was both a resident of the English town of Cannock, Staffordshire and a keen and renowned zoologist. Indeed, it is a little-known – and truly startling – fact that Butter possessed a highly impressive collection of exotic animals that were housed at his place of residence on the town’s Wolverhampton Road, and which astonishingly enough included giraffes, monkeys, elephants, ostriches, emus, geese, kangaroos, and a Madagascan cat-like creature called a Fossa that is related to the Mongoose. Butter had even tamed a wild ocelot that he kept on his property, a certainly considerable feat that justifiably earned him the distinction of being made a Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society. Somewhat amusingly, Butter would regularly make house-calls to his patients sat atop a trap that would be wildly pulled around the town of Cannock by a fully-grown zebra! And for those patients that were able to make it to his surgery, they would invariably be greeted by Antony, the doctor’s favorite pet monkey. Interestingly, Butter was also a recognized expert on big cats, and he provided regular animal welfare for the varied traveling menageries that visited the town of Cannock, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. In addition, Dr. Butter was a devoted collector of strange artifacts, which included bear-skins, an ink-stand constructed from the jaw of an alligator, and countless jars full of preserved animal organs. But there is still more to come; much more, in fact. On one occasion Dr. Butter went to do battle: namely, at the turn of the twentieth century in the Boer War. And it is a known and verifiable fact that at least some of his animals did disappear from his property during this particular period when he was far away from home. Moreover, at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, all of Dr. Butter’s animals promptly vanished – as a direct result of the nation’s dwindling food supplies, something which ensured an unfortunate lack of adequate sustenance for Butter’s ever-over-flowing menagerie. Notably, there is no record whatsoever of what happened to the doctor’s huge and varied collection of exotic beasts in this crucial period of British zoological (and perhaps even cryptozoological) history. Is it possible that Dr. Butter – who was an undoubted, life-long animal lover – secretly released his beloved beasts back into the wild, perhaps on a dark night, when the prying eyes of the town-folk of Cannock would no longer be upon him? Needless to say, of course, if a fully-grown elephant or a zebra were roaming the wilder parts of Staffordshire in the early part of the twentieth century, we surely would have heard about it long ago! Therefore, it seems safe to assume that these creatures, at least, found new homes in local zoos or perhaps in traveling circuses. But, it is an undeniable fact that the Cannock Chase has for decades been the reported home of large cats and kangaroos, or possibly wallabies – animals that most assuredly were housed at the doctor’s property on Cannock’s Wolverhampton Road. The possibility that at least some of today’s creatures roaming the area might very well be the direct descendants of those same animals lovingly kept and cared for by Dr. Butter – who may very well have wished them their freedom, rather than risk having them destroyed – must rank highly, even if some prefer to dismiss such admittedly fantastic and controversial ideas. And what was the fate of Antony, the doctor’s favorite monkey? Certainly, no-one knows. If Antony was also released into the wilds of Staffordshire, too, it’s not too fantastic to suggest that Butter had released other, somewhat similar creatures – chimpanzees, perhaps, which Butter actually owned for a brief period – into some of the dark woods and forests of the area in earlier times, and that they have been secretly breeding and living in stealth ever since? If so, perhaps they are responsible for some of the many and varied sightings of hairy, ape-like creatures in the Cannock Chase woods today. Admittedly, this is a purely hypothetical scenario (and, some might say, a wholly outlandish and over-the-top scenario, too). And, there is certainly no hard data at all to prove or disprove anything of substance on this particular issue – beyond the undeniable fact that from the latter part of the 1800s to the early years of the 20th Century, distinctly exotic animals from all across the world were kept at a location not at all far from where, today, countless reports of encounters with out-of-place animals are reported. But, if Dr. John Kerr Butter was in any way responsible for the many and varied beasts seen in the woods of the Cannock Chase today, it seems he took his strange secrets to the grave with him when he died – in his mid-sixties – in 1920. Tags cannock chase Chimpanzee John Kerr Butter 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 Join Plus+ for $9 a month to access bonus podcasts & premium content!

Daily 2 Cents: My Cosmic 'Teacher' -- Mass Hysteria Mystery in Argentina -- Cattle Killer Loose in Hawaii

Friday, December 1 2017

Daily 2 Cents: My Cosmic 'Teacher' -- Mass Hysteria Mystery in Argentina -- Cattle Killer Loose in Hawaii

Your daily dose of cryptids, unexplained phenomena, eyewitness encounters, paranormal activity, alien beings, UFOs...the best in alternative and cryptozoology news Friday, December 01, 2017 Daily 2 Cents: My Cosmic 'Teacher' -- Mass Hysteria Mystery in Argentina -- Cattle Killer Loose in Hawaii My Cosmic 'Teacher' Pompano Beach, Florida - 2017-08-08: I kept this a secret for a long time. As a young child, going through a tough time being bullied, called names and such, some children go through...but mine was worse. When I went bed, in my dreams I saw a being that was taller than a normal human but I wasn't scared when "it" approach me. It didn't move it legs when "it" got closer. It was wearing robes with symbols and big mask. There were symbols where the cheeks should be. The symbols depicted what I only assume were humans on the left and earth on right of the mask. It spoke to me and said "Child do not be afraid. My intentions are peaceful." The voice was that of a female and it echoed inside my dream. I didn't bother to say anything, I just stared at symbols, curious of what they meant. It said "Child you do not fear me. Why is that?" I answered by saying "This isn't my first time seeing strange things." It tilted its head, then it said "Child do you want to learn and see the truth that your leaders had hidden from you?" After "she" said that I was thinking then I said "Yes I want to see the truth" An arm revealed itself under the robes and place against my forehead. A rush full of unknown energy went to my head and that's when I saw everything that our leaders has hid us. I then woke up having a worst possible headache. After finishing another day of suffering I laid down in my bed and fell asleep. I found myself in a different area when I saw "her" standing alone. She turned her head towards my direction "Are you ready to learn child?" 'she' said. After those few days "she" taught me her language and different aspects of life. They were different then our understanding of them, before "she" left me she told me "Child the path that all of humanity is going is not only going be end of your species but others as well. You must spread the message I am giving you." She said "We have watch your species live, for a long time and see no improvements. Your species will die like the others in the galaxy that have failed. If you do not change then your species will be one of them." She then said "I am not your teacher anymore. It is your turn to be the teacher and humanity is your student child" I smiled and nodded. She looked at me and said "Child I will be leaving you, but you must spread the message I have given you" I nodded, sad that she was leaving me after the things she taught me. She told me forgiveness was key. So that day forward I kept it a secret for a long time and I must do it now because war might break loose. Maybe I'll find my peace for sharing this - MUFON '1st State' Shakes A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Kent County, Delaware late Thursday afternoon. The quake struck about 7 miles northeast of Dover Air Force Base at 4:47 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was originally labeled magnitude 4.4 before the USGS lowered the scale of the temblor. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency believes the epicenter was in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. "There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time," DEMA spokesman Gary Laing said. The USGS said it received more than 6,500 responses within an hour of the quake from people who felt the temblor throughout the Mid-Atlantic — as far south as suburban Washington, D.C., and as far north as the Poughkeepsie, New York, area. A geophysicist, Cheng Shengzao, with the USGS, said the East Coast quake was surprising.“This is wild. It’s not often that this happens,” Shengzao said. A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit just east of Dover in 1879, according to the Delaware Geological Survey. Mass Hysteria Mystery in Argentina Disturbing footage has emerged of a girl writhing 'like a snake' in a rural village where locals believe 11 teenagers have been 'possessed'. A priest was filmed carrying out an 'exorcism' on one teen from Santiago de Salavina in Argentina, after youngsters aged between 17 and 19-years-old, started showing strange sytmpoms. The students from School Nº 1.037 Palma Sollazzo de Gramajo terrified other classmates after they suddenly collapsed and began convulsing during class. Spiritual healers, priests and psychologists have been desperately trying to work out what is wrong with the teenagers - but they all remain stumped. Read more w/ video at "It's mass hysteria": Mystery of 11 teenagers with strange symptoms as disturbing footage shows girl writhing 'like snake during exorcism' Cattle Killer Loose in Hawaii KAILUA-KONA — A disconnect exists between the Hawaii Police Department and cattle ranchers in Ka‘u, who say over the last few years there has been a troubling and significant increase in the number of cows slain by unknown assailants for no apparent reason. The most recent killing occurred at the farm of Armando Rodriguez, where area Ka‘u police Capt. Kenneth Quiocho said a cow was slain off Molino Road, also known to locals as Old Tractor Road, on approximately Nov. 19.“Currently, there are no leads and the singular incident remains under investigation,” Quiocho communicated to West Hawaii Today via email through HPD public information officer Alan Richmond. “… it’s classified as (a) cruelty to animals case since there were not parts of the cow removed following the shooting.” Guy Galimba, a long-time cattle rancher in Naalehu, told West Hawaii Today last week that eight or nine of his cows had been killed in the same fashion over the past year or so. Only twice had meat been removed, and even then it was only small amounts. He added several other ranchers he knew had experienced similar problems, which was indicative of a habitual offender or offenders killing simply for the thrill of it. But based on police filings, that’s not the case.“The district of Ka‘u has not had a crime spree associated with this isolated incident,” Quiocho wrote. “Research conducted indicated that since January 2017 to November 2017, there have been two reported animal cruelty cases, this being the third, and one theft of livestock case initiated.” Galimba on Monday disputed the claim that there hasn’t been a cattle killing spree. Read more at Cattle killings go unreported as ranchers grow frustrated

Christmas Market evacuated in Germany - Explosives found

Friday, December 1 2017

Christmas Market evacuated in Germany - Explosives found

Christmas Market evacuated in Germany - Explosives found The police have evacuated the popular Christmas market in Potsdam (Brandenburg). Reason: A suspected explosive device was found in Dortustraße, which is adjacent to the market, around 2.30 pm. For security reasons, there has been widespread closure. At shortly after 5 p.m. the police confirmed the suspicion of explosives. At about 5:30 p. m., the police twittered: "The suspect's subject has been defused in a controlled manner." The "Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten" reports that the deceive was a 40x50cm delivery to a pharmacy in Brandenburgerstraße/Dortustraße. An employee had opened the package, discovered suspicious wires and alerted the police. Related Articles

Each Zodiac Sign Reveals A Monster Hiding Inside Each Of Us - What's Yours?

Friday, December 1 2017

Each Zodiac Sign Reveals A Monster Hiding Inside Each Of Us - What's Yours?

« Previous - Next » Each Zodiac Sign Reveals A Monster Hiding Inside Each Of Us - What's Yours? Each and every one of us has a dark side that they simply do not know about, do not wish to talk about or even will not admit to having. The stars influence what the darker side looks like and how it might affect the person’s life. Whether a person is greedy, has a temper or is able to manipulate people, every star sign has a part that is capable of some terrible things. Aries – Star Sign For Those Born March 21 To April 19 Aries is known for having an anger that can be unleashed at just about any time and this generally means that if they ask you to jump, then you would usually ask them how high they want you to jump without any questions. People should never get on the wrong side of someone under the Aries sign. Taurus – Star Sign For People Born April 20 To May 20 Related Articles This Boiling River In Yellowstone National Park Is Not A Good Sign People who fall under the Taurus star sign are usually selfish and stubborn, and they have no worries about taking anyone down who stands in the way of what they want. They are like a raging bull, and anyone who gets in their way will not stand a chance against them. Often the person under this star sign will say things that come off as being arrogant and entitled, but they will not realize this when they are talking. People under this star sign cannot be changed, so it is not worth trying. Gemini – Star Sign For Those Born May 21 To June 20 Gemini is depicted as having two faces, and there is a good reason for this. People born under the Gemini star sign know how to deceive and manipulate people, and this means that you cannot pull one over on anyone born under this sign. Cancer – Star Sign For People Born Between June 21 And July 22 Never turn your back on someone who falls under the Cancer star sign. If a person under this sign gives up on you, then they will make your life a living hell. Any and all feelings they ever thought about you will turn into negative energy that is pure. Leo – Star Sign For People Born July 23 To August 2 The bite of a person under the star sign Leo is the most vicious and more so if that person feels betrayed. The person under this sign is often self-centered but they can be loyal too, and they never like feeling that they are being used. Virgo – Star Sign For Birthdays Between August 23 And September 22 People born under the star sign Virgo are delicate, and this means that they usually flip out over just about anything and they will make you regret decisions that brought you here. They will consider themselves to be perfect and are likely to judge anyone, anytime and anywhere. Libra – Star Sign For September 23 To October 22 People born under the Libra star sign have all the charm in the world. However, it is when they are behind closed doors that their true self will come out and reveal itself. Libra is said to be the fake sign and people born under it know how to get just what they want and they have no worries about who gets hurt in the process. Scorpio – Star Sign Of Those Born October 23 To November 21 You do not realize what revenge is until you have seen a Scorpio take revenge on someone. The person born of this star sign is going to stop at nothing when it comes to destroying someone who they think has wronged them. If necessary they will go down themselves if that is what it takes to get even. Sagittarius – Star Sign For Birthdays Between November 22 And December 21 People born under the Sagittarius sign believe that they are moral; however, this is one of their biggest downfalls. People under this sign do not see anything wrong with any of their actions and they can do a great deal of harm. What is even worse is the fact that nothing and no one can convince them of their mistakes. People under this sign will say anything and not give any thought to how it is going to affect people around them. Capricorn – Star Sign For December 22 To January 20 People born under the Capricorn star sign have a mind that is tortured and they manage to hide the pain away inside them. The person will give up on any chance of having love in their life if they think it advances their career, however, by the time that they have realized what it is they want, it is often too late. Aquarius – Star Sign For Birthdays January 21 To February 18 People born under the star sign Aquarius are narcissistic; they lack compassion and often distance themselves with emotions. They rarely give any thought to stopping and thinking how actions could affect other people and they destroy themselves along the way. They have a hard time putting trust in people, and they may be called insensitive due to this. While we would like to think that everyone is good inherently, it may, in fact, be that people are inherently evil. Pisces – Star Sign For Those Born February 19 To March 20 Those born under the Pisces star sign are said to have a split personality, and even they do not understand how deep their dark side goes. They are like two fish who are swimming in opposite directions. They are very creative beings but do not be surprised by their manipulation that is innovative and quick. They do want to be good; however, they are often tempted by the darkness. Images: DeviantArt - Orion35:

DEA Decided That Big Pharma's Synthetic THC Is Safer And More Medically Valuable Than Actual Weed

Friday, December 1 2017

DEA Decided That Big Pharma's Synthetic THC Is Safer And More Medically Valuable Than Actual Weed

« Previous - Next » DEA Decided That Big Pharma's Synthetic THC Is Safer And More Medically Valuable Than Actual Weed The DEA has made it official that a synthetic marijuana product from a notorious fentanyl manufacturer is safer to use and more valuable medically than weed itself. The DEA made the announcement in the Federal Register on Wednesday and said that Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC is going to now be classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. This means that it could be prescribed legally by a doctor. Marijuana, on the other hand, is going to be continuing to be listed along with heroin in the schedule I category, which is said to be for drugs that have a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted form of medical use. Syndros Has Cleared The Final Hurdle To Market The FDA approved Syndros and the final scheduling announcement of the DEA now means that the synthetic THC in the form of Syndros has now cleared the final hurdle on its way to the market. Related Articles Magic Mushrooms Are Safer Than Alcohol, According To Global Study Insys Therapeutics from Arizona makes Syndros and the pharmaceutical company has been accused of marketing practices that are somewhat dubious when it comes to selling Subsys. Subsys is available as a spray of synthetic opioid fentanyl that has been given approval by the FDA in the treatment of cancer pain. Many top executives of the company, including the billionaire founder of the company, John Kapoor, were arrested and charged with the bribing of doctors along with defrauding insurance companies. The company along with ex-leaders is looking at many lawsuits from individuals and states for having allegedly triggered the opioid epidemic in the US. Kapoor is still the biggest shareholder at Insys and he has pleaded not guilty along with denying any wrongdoing. He was arrested on October 26 and then set free with bail set at $1 million. Launch Of Syndros Is Pivotal Milestone For The Company Earlier on this year Saeed Motahari, the new president of the company and CEO said that the launch of Syndros had been a pivotal milestone for the company. The drug is said to be along the same lines as Marinol, which is another synthetic product of THC that had also gained the FDA approval for treatment of cancer, AIDS, and anorexia. THC is a product that is found naturally in marijuana, and it is this that gives the user a feeling that they are high. Preliminary Schedule II status had been given by the DEA to Syndros back in March of this year and it was listed along with OxyContin, cocaine, Percocet, and methamphetamine, along with other drugs in the same category as having some medical value but not having a high potential for abuse. DEA And FDA Say Marijuana Is Not A Form Of Medicine 29 states along with Washington DC have legalized marijuana in some form but the FDA and DEA still state that it is not a form of medicine. It was just last year when a petition was rejected by the FDA to take marijuana from the category of Schedule I due to studies that had revealed that monkeys got addicted to it, along with it increasing the appetite and causing merriment in humans. The DEA said Wednesday that it has gotten comments from the public who were opposed to putting synthetic THC products under Schedule II while at the same time having marijuana under Schedule I. The DEA said that two who made comments had said that they were worried about pharmaceutical companies making profits from drugs that had been approved and which contained constituents of marijuana. The DEA did note that products of oral solutions that were FDA approved and which contained THC were given approval for medical use while marijuana had not been given approval for medical use and was still at Schedule I. Insys have tried to keep marijuana illegal during the development of the synthetic THC product. Last year they donated $500,000 to a campaign that was successful to defeat a ballot to legalize marijuana in Arizona. The company said that it was opposed to it due to it failing to provide protection to the safety of the citizens of Arizona, more so to the children. Related Articles

Everything What's Wrong With Our Society Explained In Only 4 Minutes

Friday, December 1 2017

Everything What's Wrong With Our Society Explained In Only 4 Minutes

« Previous - Next » Everything What's Wrong With Our Society Explained In Only 4 Minutes This animation shows how everyone is a sheep. People living in competition, trying to outdo everyone. Nobody cares about other's feelings, they just want to buy happiness. They want to have the newest, best stuff. Everyone will kill each other to get what they want. This video is a message. Learn from it. Embed Code:

Intelligent Alien Life Doesn't Exist in the Universe, Scientist Claims

Friday, December 1 2017

Intelligent Alien Life Doesn't Exist in the Universe, Scientist Claims

« Previous - Next » Intelligent Alien Life Doesn't Exist in the Universe, Scientist Claims When the Earth was formed, there was no life on the planet until proteins got together correctly and life burst forth. For many billions of years, life on Earth was uninteresting and simple, the oceans were packed with simple single-cell organisms and it remained this way for many years. Then life got more interesting as organisms began to get more complex and had more than a single cell. They grew larger, up to 10,000 times bigger by volume according to professor of evolutionary chemistry, Nick Lane, from the University College London. Increase In Complexity And Size Was Important Step To Existence Of Humans This step was one that was important and the sudden increase in the complexity and size is something that cannot be overstated. Without this step, more complex life, such as human beings, would not exist. But just how this step came to happen is one of the biggest questions in evolutionary biology. There are many theories as to how life managed to get so much more complicated. One theory that Lane has is a focus on energy. Related Articles Atheists Are More Intelligent Because They Override Religious Instinct, Study Claims Cells need energy in order to be able to build structures that are more complex. The theory of Lane is that single-celled organisms managed to merge with bacteria called mitochondria. This has an electrical charge and brings power to cells and it is possible, although not very likely, that the two bacteria fitted together and was able to survive and live, which is even less probable. The happening may have made possible all forms of complex life is rare, but Lane believes that it happened once. Everything Came From Merger Of Two Cells Lane said that it comes down to a merger of two cells, which then became one and then everything came from that. This includes humans, birds, fungus, algae, every type of life that can be seen and even those that we cannot, all came from that single cell. When considering how life got so much more complicated it is important to consider the history of life on Earth and it could help to inform the search for life on other planets. Complex life is very rare but does this mean it is less likely for people to find intelligent life in the universe. Instead, should we look for something that is smaller and much simpler? Could it be possible that the universe that is outside of Earth is only populated by organisms that are single-celled? As the specific conditions are unlikely is it also possible that complex life might exist only on planet Earth? Mitochondria Helped With Evolution Of Organisms With Multi-Cells Experts have debated the theory of Lane and asked if they think intelligent extra-terrestrial life is possible. Professor of biology at Duke University, Mohamed Noor, said that he thought Lane’s theory was true. He said that mitochondria arrived in the ancestor of plants, animals, and fungi a long time ago and it helped facilitate the evolution of organisms with multi-cells. He also said that there is a single common ancestor in all life on Earth and it is carbon/water based and was replicated by nucleic acids and lived in conditions that existed on both ancient and in modern Earth. He went on to say that if life had arrived on a world that was much colder, other parameters in the environment would be different. The director of research at the Mathematics Institute of Marseille said that the symbiosis between eukaryotes and bacteria had happened numerous times throughout the evolution of life. He said that cyanobacteria merged with plant cells and then became chloroplast. If the organisms such as bacteria and eukaryotes were present on any other planet, then symbiosis would happen. He said that they did not have any other information about the type of life that might exist on other planets. However, planets and galaxies had managed to evolve a great deal throughout the history of the universe and so it may be possible that life would too. Free Oxygen Fueled Combination Of Pre-mitochondrial Bacterium And Pre-Eukaryote Senior scientist at the SETI Institute, John Rummel, said that with the advantages that were offered by the symbiosis of pre-mitochondrial bacterium and pre-eukaryote, it might be possible that only once would have been enough as free oxygen might have been present and this would have fueled the combination. He went on to say that we have no idea where and at what the eating of pre-mitochondria scale might have become popular on planet Earth. Biochemistry is the key to whether or not it is advantageous and whether or not it is widespread in the cosmos is a question that is more biochemical than a natural science one. With the advantages of mitochondrial, it may have been quite a struggle for anoxic, complex biochemistries to develop that would be able to support the evolution of intelligence on a world that was physically challenging, but not entirely impossible. Related Articles

This Iranian Woman Undergone 50 Surgeries In Order To Look Like 'Angelina Jolie'

Friday, December 1 2017

This Iranian Woman Undergone 50 Surgeries In Order To Look Like 'Angelina Jolie'

« Previous - Next » This Iranian Woman Undergone 50 Surgeries In Order To Look Like 'Angelina Jolie' Sahar Tabar is a 19-year-old Iranian woman said to be undergone over 50 reconstructive surgeries and lost over 80 pounds, to look like Angelina Jolie. Sahar Tabar, 19, claims to be one of the star's biggest fans and says she'll 'do anything' to emulate her Little is known about Tabar and how she was able to afford all of the surgeries or her motivation. She has been reported as being 19, 22, and 29-years-old. This hasn't been officially confirmed however, so it's possible her unique looks are the result of careful make up or even prosthetics. BEFORE

New 3D Printed ‘Suicide Machine’ Includes Its Own Sarcophagus

Friday, December 1 2017

New 3D Printed ‘Suicide Machine’ Includes Its Own Sarcophagus

Google+ Anyone who has cared for loved one at the end of life knows that dying isn’t always pretty. In developed nations we tend to medicate terminally ill individuals into narcotic stupors, but that doesn’t prevent death from sometimes still being a long, agonizing, and painful process. For that reason, some physicians believe that choosing to die peacefully should be a civil and human right available to the terminally ill of sound mind who are able to make that decision for themselves. American physician Jack Kevorkian earned the nickname “Dr. Death” after helping over 100 patients commit suicide peacefully. He also earned eight years in prison. Despite decades of advocacy, though, assisted suicide remains an ethical and moral grey area and is currently legal only in Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and six of the United States. In an attempt to make assisted suicide more easily available, comfortable, and presumably more hip, one physician has taken it upon himself to design a truly 21st-century suicide sarcophagus, able to be 3D printed at home. What could go wrong? The Sarco Capsule The new “ Sarco capsule ” was designed by Dr. Philip Nitschke of Victoria, Australia, a long-time proponent of physician-assisted suicide who helped several patients euthanize themselves before legislation was repealed making it illegal in Australia in 1997. That didn’t stop Nitschke, however, who has gone on to publish several books on assisted suicide and start the nonprofit Exit International which advocates for legal euthanasia worldwide. In an effort to bring safe and painless euthanasia to everyone who’s just had enough of 2017 (and haven’t we all), Nitschke designed the Sarco capsule from the ground up to be available for anyone. Phillip Nitschke, the new Dr. Death. Well, anyone with a large format 3D printer, $1500 in cash lying around, and access to four liters of liquid nitrogen. The machine is red, sleek, and shiny, with a glass top. On first glance it could be some sort of amusement park ride or concept car. The sarcophagus upper half can be removed once the patient inside has been euthanized and buried, while the lower base half can be reused. The machine requires users to input a personalized four-digit code generated by an online survey which measures their mental capacity. Once the code is accepted, the machine begins pumping liquid nitrogen into the capsule which lowers oxygen levels and calmly sends patients off to a peaceful end within minutes. While the Sarco capsule 3D printer schematics are open source, acquiring the materials to construct it could prove restrictive for some terminally ill individuals, particularly in countries where the sick are often left to pull themselves down into their graves by their own bootstraps. Could this become a common sight? While this machine will likely end up as more of a gimmick to attract attention to the issue of assisted suicide than a viable option for euthanasia, it makes you wonder: as populations continue to rise, resources continue to vanish, and the human scourge continues to render our planet barren, could suicide machines become an attractive option for individuals seeking to escape our inevitably dystopian future? I want mine to have racing stripes. Brett Tingley is a writer and musician living in the ancient Appalachian mountains. You can follow Brett on Join Plus+ for $9 a month to access bonus podcasts & premium content!

Legendary Female Pilot and UFO Hunter ‘Madam MiG’ Has Died

Friday, December 1 2017

Legendary Female Pilot and UFO Hunter ‘Madam MiG’ Has Died

Google+ There was a time when women were not allowed to fly any kind of airplanes, let alone be test pilots for military fighter jets. Marina Popovich, who passed away on November 30 at the age of 86, changed all of that. After enlisting in the then Soviet Air Force, she broke the sound barrier in a MiG-21 supersonic jet fighter and went on to log over 6,000 flight hours in 40 different planes and helicopters, setting 102 aviation world records. She came close to becoming a cosmonaut but married one instead — Pavel Popovich, the 4th cosmonaut in space and the 6th person to orbit the Earth. With that kind of experience, it’s not surprising that people listened when “Madam MiG” talked about her UFO encounters and research and her Bigfoot sighting. “We had been researching UFOs for 25 years and talking about it in small groups, but underground. People who tried to talk in public about UFOs were either fired or put in psychiatric hospitals.” Marina Popovich In reports of Marina Popovich’s passing, both RT and TASS mention her strong commitment to UFO research and the search for evidence of extraterrestrials, even when it was dangerous to do so. She claimed to have three encounters herself, beginning in 1962, but had to keep her findings quiet until Mikhail Gorbachov introduced transparency or glasnost, and the Soviet Union eventually broke up. That transparency inspired the title of her book, “UFO Glasnost,” in which she claimed that Soviet military and civilian pilots reported over 3,000 UFO sightings and that the KGB had the debris from five crashed spaceships hidden somewhere. In a 1991 interview reported in the Los Angeles Times , Marina Popovich also revealed that she believes in intelligent extraterrestrials and gives this explanation why they haven’t contacted us (in their words): “’We are not going to give you our technological information until you raise your spiritual and moral levels on Earth. And the only way to raise them is with unity, as one Earth together to reducing negative feelings, pollution and other detrimental-based energies.” Other interesting thoughts from this interview with Marina Popovich: Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne and Ray Bradbury received messages and directions from aliens. Soviet President Gorbachev could also have been an extraterrestrial medium because “he’s an epoch-making phenomenon.” 90% of UFO sightings are due to hallucinations, space debris, marsh gas, weather balloons, first ascendancy stars and Friday-night vodka parties. She may have been right about that last one. However, she gave no indications that vodka was involved in her encounter with a Bigfoot in the Pamir Mountains in 1982. Test pilot, ufologist, environmentalist. Marina Popovich was truly an interesting and influential woman. Tags alien bigfoot cosmonaut MiG Paranormal pilot UFO encounters Russia Soviet UFO Soviet Union space ufo 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!

Record haul of 215 pterosaur eggs discovered - Unexplained Mysteries

Friday, December 1 2017

Record haul of 215 pterosaur eggs discovered - Unexplained Mysteries

Record haul of 215 pterosaur eggs discovered Posted on Friday, 1 December, 2017 | 2 comments It turns out that pterosaurs were good parents. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 HombreDHojalata The incredible find has been teaching palaeontologists much about the lives of these ancient flying reptiles. Discovered in China and dating back 120 million years, the 215 prehistoric eggs, which were found inside a large block of fossilized sand, included 16 that still had embryos inside of them. It is now apparent that pterosaurs, like today's lizards, laid soft-shelled eggs and not hard-shelled eggs like birds. The sheer number of eggs discovered within such a small area also suggests that flocks of pterosaurs most likely nested together and returned to the same nests over and over. By studying the embryos, the researchers also discovered that pterosaurs were born without the ability to fly, meaning that their parents would have needed to take care of them after they had hatched out. "I've been 35 years in paleontology and seen a lot of great fossils," said pterosaur expert David Unwin. "It's absolutely astounding." Source: The Verge | Comments (2) Tags: Pterosaur

Nebraska Woman Reports Sasquatch Sighting to State Police - Coast to Coast AM

Friday, December 1 2017

Nebraska Woman Reports Sasquatch Sighting to State Police - Coast to Coast AM

Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST Advertisement Home > Articles > Nebraska Woman Reports Sasquatch Sighting to State Police Nebraska Woman Reports Sasquatch Sighting to State Police November 28, 2017 Authorities in Nebraska received a rather unusual call over the weekend when a woman phoned state police to report a Bigfoot sighting. Harriett Mcfeely says that the odd encounter occurred on Saturday evening after her friend, Robin Roberts, had dropped her off at home and then continued driving along Interstate 80. Shortly thereafter, she received a frantic phone call from Roberts, who told her that she had just seen a Bigfoot standing along the side of the road. According to Mcfeely, her friend spotted the legendary cryptid lurking beside a fence about twenty feet away from her car and that the Bigfoot appeared to be about eight feet tall. Since there was no traffic at the time of the sighting, Roberts was allegedly able to get a good look at the creature, which she described as heavy-looking or stocky. Amazed by what she had been told, Mcfeely took the somewhat unusual step of actually reporting the sighting to police, perhaps hoping that someone would go out and investigate. Based on a Facebook post from the Nebraska State Patrol, a trooper was, indeed, dispatched to the area, but found no sign of Bigfoot when he reached the mile marker where the creature had been spotted. Showing a sense of humor about the situation, the department's announcement lamented that, despite attempting to locate the creature in question, "Sasquatch remained elusive." While the sighting may not have netted Bigfoot nor even any documentation of the encounter, Roberts should probably be thankful to have come out of the incident unscathed, since she could have wound up like the Idaho woman who crashed her car earlier this year after purportedly spotting Sasquatch.