nature

Here for your approval are some critters from the same old drive as the recent post : ) Actually the Bigfoot / Yowie dude is new but all the rest are from days gone by. Quite the diversity of species, eh! From bacteria to a horse and a Syrian ass! Put in a movie star and a blob-o-light too just for lulz. That ginormous segmented grey beastie of a soldier fly larva – omg – I could do without meeting, truth be told, but, it is pretty nifty. Click one, it will be nice.

Enjoy

Love animals.

ALL animals.

Except cockroaches.

Peace

 

Marias Pass, Mars

Sol 991-995 Mastcam imagery projected onto Navcam meshes.
Sol 1080 Mt.Sharp Panorama

Credit: NASA, JPL/Caltech

Blender navcam import plugin by Rob Haarsma: https://github.com/phaseIV

Music: Matt Uelman – Desert

Yellowknife Bay, Mars

Curiosity Sol 137 Mastcam imagery projected onto Sol 133 Navcam meshes.

Credit: NASA, JPL/Caltech

Blender navcam import plugin by Rob Haarsma: https://github.com/phaseIV

Music: Jan Jelinek – Do Dekor
https://www.discogs.com/Jan-Jelinek-L…

Southern Flank of Husband Hill, Mars

Spirit rover sols 672-677 (Nov 23-28 2005 ) Pancam imagery projected onto Sol 671 Navcam meshes.

Credit: NASA, JPL/Caltech

Blender navcam import plugin by Rob Haarsma: https://github.com/phaseIV

Music: Alan Hovhaness – Sonata for Harp, Op. 127: ll. Lento misterioso

https://www.discogs.com/Alan-Hovhanes…

Fabulous!

Credit for these videos being available to us plebes goes to the user sittingduck at Unmanned Spaceflight, a project of The Planetary Society, which has some rather dedicated people who document Curiosity’s activities in detail on a sol-to-sol basis. Very cool. The necessary software to do this was created by Rob Haarsma. See above for the link.

[via jeep3r, rubberneck, Member; here.]

This kind of immersion is possible by creating a 3D mesh from the stereo views of Curiosity’s navigation cameras (greyscale). This means that the shapes and general dimensions of the rocks and landscape are amazingly accurate. The whole scene has been imported into Blender (a free 3D editing program), merged with high-resolution color images from Curiosity’s MastCam and all that was finally compiled into a video.

I do believe we are on our way!

And I don’t think it gets any better than that.

Dig it.

Peace

 

Arrivederci Pinuccio.

Now this is pretty sporty, innit?

Videolina Stasera alle 22 Videolina ripropone una puntata di Sardegna Canta Ieri e Oggi dedicata a Pinuccio Sciola. Era l’estate del 2012, e Pinuccio e Ambra Pintore parlarono per ore.

Tonight at 22 videolina replicates an episode of sardinia sing yesterday and today on saltsburg. It was the summer of 2012, and amber pintore pinuccio and they talked for hours.

Would love to try it in person.

One of the commenters on this vid’s page (click the date) did visit the artist, played his stones and said he is a nice guy.

But of course he is : )

Sharon Renee Stewart for the curious, like me. from Wiki: “Pinuccio Sciola (1942-13 May 2016) is a sculptor and muralist from San Sperate, Sardinia. His work has been mentioned as a major attraction of the nearby town of Assemini. His work has also been exhibited in Alghero. Forms in which he works include pietre sonore or “sound stones”: large sculptures (mainly limestones or basalts) that resonate when rubbed by human hands or small rocks.”

Music! Food of love, you know…

So, keep calm and play on.

Peace

 

Joe Rogan Experience #872 – Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson

Graham Hancock is an English author and journalist, well known for books such as “Fingerprints Of The Gods” & his latest book “Magicians of the Gods” is available now. Randall Carlson is a master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar.

Comet Research Group Crowdfunding: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ki…

Magicians of the Gods: http://grahamhancock.com/magicians/

Graham Hancock website: http://grahamhancock.com/

Randall Carlson websites: http://sacredgeometryinternational.com/
& http://geocosmicrex.com/

I was looking for a similar one, more recent issue of the wonderful Joe Rogan show, one where these two great minds go up against the willfully ignorant but quite smart Michael Shermer, Super Skeptic. But I admit to being absolutely thrilled that I found this one! It’s three and a half hours long—and I could not stop watching it. Couldn’t!

This particular podcast has within it what has got to be the single most awesome and profound revelation of reality—REAL reality—that has ever hit my mind. And oh Lordy do the pieces ever fit. Perfectly. All of them. Mind : Blown. To freakin’ smithereens, man. This has got to be what happened. There is no way anyone can ever pull me back.

Not that I was ever far… I knew there was an advanced civilization that ended and we are the scraggly survivors… but… to see the evidence… yes, evidence… testifying in unequivocal and unerasable style as to what happened to them… it is just profound and quite frankly stunning. It can take a bit, because the scale is so vast that it is almost inconceivable.

So many disciplines come together to tell the story. But we are just at the tip of the iceberg in understanding our past. It is also important to realize that the same thing can happen to us. It is not speculation, more a matter of when. And if we get on the stick we, with our present day resources and going forward can come up with a solution. It is thankfully, quite likely that the corporate world can be convinced to solve it, because doing so will allow them to collect vast riches in the near future, something they are known to have at least a passing interest in.

Please take the time to watch it. If you are on this blog you will very likely love it and be as gob-smacked as I am.

Hail to the Heretic!

Please Support the John Anthony West Project. It’s working! He is kicking Cancer’s ass!

Peace

STUNNING DISCOVERY
Some 110 million years ago, this armored plant-eater lumbered through what is now western Canada, until a flooded river swept it into open sea. The dinosaur’s undersea burial preserved its armor in exquisite detail. Its skull still bears tile-like plates and a gray patina of fossilized skins.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

SHIELDED FROM DECAY
Armored dinosaurs’ trademark plates usually scattered early in decay, a fate that didn’t befall this nodosaur. The remarkably preserved armor will deepen scientists’ understanding of what nodosaurs looked like and how they moved.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

During its burial at sea, the nodosaur settled onto its back, pressing the dinosaur’s skeleton into the armor and embossing it with the outlines of some bones. One ripple in the armor traces the animal’s right shoulder blade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

On the nodosaur’s torso, chocolate-brown ribs lie next to tan osteoderms and dark gray scales. Tendons that once held up the dinosaur’s tail (top) run alongside its spine, preserved as dark brown bands resembling jerky.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

A lucky break in the nodosaur’s left shoulder spike reveals a cross section of its bony core. The spike’s tip was sheathed in keratin, the same material that’s in human fingernails.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

Royal Tyrrell Museum technician Mark Mitchell slowly frees the nodosaur’s foot and scaly footpad from the surrounding rock. Mitchell’s careful work will preserve for years to come the animal’s enigmatic features.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

SOLVING THE PUZZLE
In life this imposing herbivore—called a nodosaur—stretched 18 feet long and weighed nearly 3,000 pounds. Researchers suspect it initially fossilized whole, but when it was found in 2011, only the front half, from the snout to the hips, was intact enough to recover. The specimen is the best fossil of a nodosaur ever found.
COMPOSITE OF EIGHT IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHED AT ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY, DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA (ALL)

 

A cluster of pebble-like masses may be remnants of the nodosaur’s last meal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK

 

MANUEL CANALES, NGM STAFF; PATRICIA HEALY. ART: DAVIDE BONADONNA. SOURCES: CALEB MARSHALL BROWN AND DONALD HENDERSON, ROYAL TYRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY; JAKOB VINTHER; C. R. SCOTESE, PALEOMAP PROJECT

When I was a little boy I was hell-bent-for-leather on becoming a paleontologist when I grew up. I occasionally think it would have been a good thing. I even wrote a long letter to the legendary Roy Chapman Andrews at the American Museum of Natural History. He was my Hero, see… Unbeknownst to my preteen mind, he had passed a bit before then  and the museum staff wrote me a very sweet letter explaining that gently and encouraging my paleontological endeavors. Yeah, maybe I should have done that.

On the afternoon of March 21, 2011, a heavy-equipment operator named Shawn Funk was carving his way through the earth, unaware that he would soon meet a dragon.

At first glance the reassembled gray blocks look like a nine-foot-long sculpture of a dinosaur. A bony mosaic of armor coats its neck and back, and gray circles outline individual scales. Its neck gracefully curves to the left, as if reaching toward some tasty plant. But this is no lifelike sculpture. It’s an actual dinosaur, petrified from the snout to the hips.

The creature’s immortality hinged on each link in this unlikely chain of events. If it had drifted another few hundred feet on that ancient sea, it would have fossilized beyond Suncor’s property line, keeping it entombed. Instead Funk stumbled upon the oldest Albertan dinosaur ever found, frozen in stone as if it had gazed upon Medusa.

More incredible photos and story at National Geographic

This once in a lifetime thrill took the boffins over 7,000 man-hours of caring, dedicated labor to get this fella out of his rock prison.

Just…Wow.

Peace

 

 

aiai

A long, long time ago, Peru and Brazil were, shall we say, not pleased with each other and there were continual difficulties over the border between their countries. It must be noted that the entire length of the disputed area is tropical rainforest, pretty much,, i.e., deep, dark jungle, passable even today only with very high effort and golly, the sitch a hundred years ago? Fuggedaboudit! Some iffiness might be expected. But something had to be done.

OK, maybe a lot or a little of that scenario is a product of igular speculation but hey, it came out the same way…

Lt. Col. Percival Harrison Fawcett

The British ruled the world back then, so they took on the job of sorting out the border for those wacky South Americans. They needed somebody good at mapping in the middle of the jungle and keeping a good head. Not many of those folks around.

Chosen for the job was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army with a DSO, Distinguished Service Order, an Artillery officer by trade. By passion, though, Lt. Col. Percival Harrison Fawcett was an explorer and an archaeologist of some notoriety throughout the world. He got the job done. I personally think that that is the sole reason for all those terribly straight lines at the border there. Amazing work. To me, at least.

An incident that occurred during the couse of this mission in 1907 somewhere in the waters of the Beni swamps is what we are interested in.

It was fleeting and for us, significant af but he took it in stride along with all the ‘regular’ unknowns…bugs and birds and bats and such.

He certainly had passion and drive, not to mention expert skills and was in a serious quest for a long lost City of Gold that was rumored to be in the area after he learned of it while reading an explorer’s report from 1743 that hinted strongly enough at it to convince our man that it was worth spending every minute of free time looking for. He never did find it, sadly, but he passed looking for it, as one should if one is going to, doing what you love, for he never returned from his last excursion to find it.

Wiki on the Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett DSO (18 August 1867 – during or after 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America. Along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared in 1925 during an expedition to find “Z” – his name for an ancient lost city, which he and others believed to exist and to be the remains of El Dorado, in the jungles of Brazil.[1]

Google search overview

Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru’s Amazon Basin, bordering Brazil and Bolivia. In the west, vast Manú National Park encompasses Andean highland, cloud forest and lowland jungle. Celebrated for their biodiversity, the savannahs and old-growth rainforest of Tambopata Reserve lie in the southeast. Just north is regional capital Puerto Maldonado, at the convergence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers.

Area: 32,935 mi²
Founded: December 26, 1912
Dialing code: 82

Here is the scope of the area off of the Google satellite. Google maps page centered on this area.

Needless to say, it is about as “jungle” as you can get on this Earth. As you can see…
note: the pic below is interactive and you can do a 360° turn and zoom in and out : )

I personally am well pleased with the fact that the fabulous Ollantaytambo and famous Cusco are only a stone’s throw away. Save on travel, eh what? Not only that, but on a more serious note the closeness of such places lends a good dollop of credence to the good Colonel’s prize actually existing. And as the mighty Pucabob, Fortean of Maine, reminds us, they’ve found 56 cities under the canopy so far using the spiffy new LIDAR radar instruments, so hey, it’s like this—we know they could do it and make it look easy and I certainly do imagine they could do a heck of a lot more than we could ever give them credit for.

But I don’t want to get too far off track as this is after all only a blog.

What we are concerned with is that in 1907 Colonel Fawcett saw an animal that he took to be a Diplodocus. Yes, the dinosaur. He included it in his reports back. Apparently the folks that live around there were at least aware of it. And the terrain is perfect for the thing, just like it’s ancestors lived in. Well, pretty much. Hot, wet and lots of water.

A good overview is located at a place called Genesis Park, where you may want to avoid any references to a religious agenda that’s present. I do note with some sadness that thesem sorts of sites are the only ones who will carry this sort of thing these days. Not so in the past… So they have a page on this called Diplodocus in the Amazon, where the two snippets below are extracted from…

“In 1907 Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Fawcett of the British Army was sent to mark the boundaries between Brazil and Peru. He was an officer in the Royal Engineers and was well known as a meticulous recorder of facts. In the Beni Swamps of Madre de Dios Colonel P. H. Fawcett saw an animal he believed to be Diplodocus… The Diplodocus story is confirmed by many of the tribes east of the Ucayali, a region covered by Clark.” (Clark, Leonard, E., The Rivers Ran East, 2001, p. xvi.) The drawing to the left is by Colonel Fawcett’s son, Brian. (World Explorer Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6, p. 62.) The intrepid explorer also picked up reports of huge monsters inhabiting the swamps near the Madidi River in Bolivia. “There are snakes and insects unknown to scientists, and in the forests of the Madidi some mysterious and enormous beast has frequently been disturbed in the swamps–possibly a primeval monster like those reported in other parts of the continent. Certainly tracks have been found belonging to no known animal–huge tracks, far greater than could have been made by any species we know.” (Fawcett, Exploration Fawcett, 1953, pp. 220-221.)

I like this one…

In later years, a few occasional reports concerning the “Madidi monster” would reach the west. Modern-day explorer Leonard Clark picked up stories of Indians seeing long-necked animals that browsed on the vegetation and attacked canoes that approached them. “Speaking of reptiles, old boy, Colonel Fawcett reached the eastern edge of Madre de Dios, out where you are going. It is a country of swamps apparently. One day while running his dugouts through it, he saw a great reptilian head rise out of the jungle, but before he could shoot, the head was lowered. From the noise the beast made getting away, he took it to be some sort of dinosaur. His Indians revolted and it was necessary to return to Mato Grosso. When I smiled, he presently added, ‘Don’t be too sure they don’t exist – we hear a great many stories from the Indians here!’” (Clark, Leonard, The Rivers Ran East, 2001, p. 41.)

There isn’t much on the webz and a lot of sites just post the page the above are taken from but Googling Fawcett will net you some good stuff. Here are some to get you started.

Related Links:

Benedict Allen talks about Colonel Fawcett

Colonel Percy Fawcett is Alive After he disappeared into the jungle and didn’t come back out, Fawcett’s story gained impressive traction world-wide – and for quite a long time.

Mysteries of Ancient South America by Harold T. Wilkins

Last words from the legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett – includes expedition map

Very Large Maps of Colonel Fawcett’s Amazon Jungle Expeditions

English translation of Manuscript 512 This is the tale written by the ancient explorer that managed to convince Fawcett that there was indeed a grand lost city that he should devote his days to seeking. He named the city simply Z.

Colonel Fawcett’s 1925 Expedition to search for the Lost City of Z

Manhunt in the Jungle by George M. Dyott

The Lost City of Z by David Grann Book Review

Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado

Tale of a Lost Explorer and Lost City by Kosmo

Great stuff!

If I was in good shape and could see where I was going I would most assuredly go and look for the creature. Absolutely. The creationists from the Genesis Park site went down there in 2005 in answer to my question in the title, which I think is great, but, of course, found nothing. They say that not  verymany of the locals knew of the thing but a few did still. Perhaps that means they finally did all go up to heaven in the century since our man saw one. But I think they are still there, a very few probably, hanging on, just farther away from the ever-encroaching people.

We can hope, eh? Mokele Mbembe bin needin’ some play dates, don’tcha know…

I better post this. For some reason I inadvertently hit publish twice before I was done… the first time before I even wrote anything! Sigh.

Enjoy.

Peace

 

Woo Hoo ! Personally, this development is simply too fabulous for my feeble mind to contain and I do believe my cranium will explode in 3…2…1… -… -… -… oh wait, I’m okay now… but, I mean, whoa!

We are concerned here with the three objects in the image above. They are on the Moon, this is a hi-res Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photo. It is zoomed in as far as it will go. Technically there are four, but the other is little and just out of frame at the top. Oh well.

Note: This photo, while not only nifty, but keen as well, is not what has caused the roiling pressure cooker in me ‘ead, though. No, we’ll get to that. This pic is so you know what of we speak. Click it to enlarge.

They are of interest beyond the fact that they do have a strikingly building-like appearance, but, as we are well aware, that don’t necessarily mean jack. Pareidolia can be immensely realistic. But these features do, to me, look like buildings. OK, cool. So… now what?

Well! So many memories and warm thoughts of the innocently naive and ever-so-powerful enthusiasm of the past (what happened to that?) came flooding back when I saw the latest work of long-time space image researcher and hey, man, Pioneer, even, Dr. Mark J Carlotto. He did so much awesome work using his mastery of analysis to great advantage when all these Moon and Mars anomalies were brand spankin’ new and floodin’ in to the  delightfully astounded balls of our eyes.

Something I had no idea of is the apparent fact that artificial things, things we make like buildings and cars and the like create what are called anisotropies when they are rendered in two dimensions. At least they do here on Earth.

anisotropy
[ˌanīˈsätrəpē]
DEFINITION

  1. noun form of anisotropic

an·i·so·trop·ic
[anˌīsəˈtrōpik, -ˈträpik]
ADJECTIVE

  1. physics (of an object or substance) having a physical property that has a different value when measured in different directions. A simple example is wood, which is stronger along the grain than across it

    • (of a property or phenomenon) varying in magnitude according to the direction of measurement.

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So this info could prove useful, you’re thinking and you are right because the spy boffins, the photographic ones, have created software for finding artificial objects wherever they may be. It finds the anisotropies in the given image and the filters out all the naturally occurring areas. Sort of like a lightbox effect in a way. Only the artificial things are highlighted in the resulting image.

This software is used by law enforcement, search and rescue and who knows what other corporate needs there are, (insurance fraud?), in addition to scientific research.

Mr Carlotto decided to try it on these two objects, which, you might agree just kind of ask for it. =) You can see the result for this image below, which compares the wares working on a typical Earth satellite image and the image shown above of our rectangular lovelies..

I think it speaks for itself.


 

That’s what we want… that right there… on the right.

If it looks like a duck…

Ooh!

Let us get our butts up to Mars AND the Moon!

ETA: UH OH !! RED FLAG

From friend of WATT, the well-grounded Kandinsky:

a reply to: jeep3r

Jeez, Mark J. Carlotto is a blast from the past and not a good one either! This guy used to have a page in a magazine I read in the mid-1990s. He wrote about Cydonia and ancient civilisations on Mars.

He taught me the valuable, embarrassing lesson that being a Dr. doesn’t inoculate against credulousness. I was showing friends and family his Mars imagery and all the impressive measurements. They’re laughing it off and I’m all, “Wait and see! He’s a real scientist! Look! A doctor! These are NASA images!” Of course, the Mars Observer disproved all of his ratios, claims and patterns.

Here he is doing the same thing.

Jeep3r, Carlotto and Brandenburg are not bad guys, but they will take you on a wild goose chase based on no more than their wild imaginations. Enjoy the ride and expect the end to be a teachable moment.

oh dear – I am thinking my brain needs a restart really badly!

More from wildespace

Who is Mark Carlotto?

I just came across this post at the Unmanned Spaceflight forum (where the participants are very knowlegeable, or even involved in the actual space missions or working with the data) – www.unmannedspaceflight.com…

Based on the tiny craters that are actually on the surface of these objects, they conclude that those objects are very old, being there since around the time the crater formed. So, these indeed seem to be slabs of rock thrown up by the impact that created the crater. In the LROC image, will also see some boulders just lying there in clusters, as if someone brought them there. But again, I think they are the impact ejecta.

Oh dear oh me oh my.

Bitten AGAIN!    

Cool rock slabs, though, eh?

sigh

But — what about all that anisotropy stuff, then?

peace

 

Mac Tonnies talks about The Cryptoterrestrial

Author Mac Tonnies (After The Martian Apocalypse) talks about his cryptoterrestrial hypothesis for the UFO phenomenon, from an interview I conducted with him in Kansas City in May 2006.

(c) 2006 Redstar Films Limited

Got reminded of our Mac the other day in the below old (2012) thread by Karl 12 which was just bumped but I am still not sure why.. Never got to meet him. He was a breath of fresh air, most assuredly.

The loss of Mac Tonnies at the age of 34 was a great shame but as he says in the interview the CTH could be an option that warrants further investigation – don’t know if other members agree with the idea of a race of techologically superior indigenous humanoids sharing our planet and being in some way responsible for UFO (or USO) reports but for further discussion the interview below with Tim Binnall really does go in depth and expands on other ufological aspects surrounding the hypothesis:

 

Mac starts out by giving us the basics on the CTH and brings everyone up to speed on just what it is. He talks about how the CTH came about and what separates it from the Jaques Valee theory of interdimensional beings.

If the cryptoterrestrials exist here on Earth, where are they most likely to be located ? He explains how the CTH “works” better than the ET hypothesis when it comes to reports of UFOs over nuclear facilities. He also explains how abductions may be best explained with the cryptoterrestrial hypothesis.

Mac tries to clear up the misconception that the CTH v. ETH debate is an “either / or” scenario. He talks about methods of testing the cryptoterrestrial hypothesis. We find out what Mac thinks the CTs would look like. Also, how does he fits the classic UFO scenario into the CTH. (If the CTs are on Earth, what are UFOs ?)

Interview Link

Cheers.

My advice right now is to go over and hit that interview link just above. If you dig this stuff you will be delighted. The video here is just a teaser, really as well as a quick summary for the attention-span damaged.

Enjoy

ETA: I thought that I should at least add this one so more volk can get up to speed on this very good theory.

The Paracast April 11, 2010 – Kimball, Redfern and Bishop

Excerpts from the April 11, 2010 episode of The Paracast, where Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop and I joined host Gene Steinberg to talk about Mac Tonnies’ last book, The Cryptoterrestrials. In this clip, we continue our discussion about the similarities between religion and ufology, and the need to keep an open mind when dealing with the paranormal, and to ask questions.

 

Enjoy

Peace

 

 

Kinesin Spring Cleaning

A kinesin protein tugs a vesicle to the tune of Fats Waller’s “Spring Cleaning”. As suggested by /u/JeremyKean on reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgi…

I posted a gif of this a while ago… on one of the other pages, but I cannot recall which one at the moment.

At any rate, this video would appear to be that very same gif but with Fats accompanying instead of nowt.

Which is not a bad deal, eh.

Lots and lots of these things are inside of you—inside every cell of your body—doing thisright this minute!

Don’ worry, be happy—it’s a cell component called a kinesin that keeps the microtubules in our cells tidy.

Here is the Wiki page (I know, I’m sorry)

I love it cuzzit walks like that!

Mother Nature…

Madonne

Peace

 

JC Johnson Talks Cryptids

dmJC has the whole two hours with George Knapp on Coast 2 Coast and the show is chock full of all sorts of topics.

I recommend it if you are curious about what happens out there beyond the realm of what might be called normal.

So many different things happen out there.

A lot of them are really frightening and certainly able to put you in another place entirely.

Sasquatch, dogmen, little people, lizard people, skinwalker stories and indeed more… including my three favorite creatures with a lot of info that ties in or is also odd like the frightening, creepy BEK.

 Like I implied, non-stop goodness.

Enjoy.

Peace

 

Cryptids and Monsters: The UB-85 Atrocity

Ha! Great! German War Cryptids! WW1, that is. I don’t remember ever hearing about this one, but it is fascinating and it would seem to lean towards being a real event. Yes, my Fort cap is on and snug and I am pretty well certain that this happened exactly as it was related.

German U boat ‘attacked by sea monster’ found on seabed off Scotland

The vessel is thought to be SM UB-85 – a U-boat which, under the command of Captain Gunther Krech, was famously caught on the surface by a British patrol boat back in 1918.

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To the surprise of the British forces the Germans surrendered almost immediately. When later questioned about this, Krech explained that his submarine had been on the surface of the water recharging its batteries when it was suddenly attacked by a “strange beast.”

This pleases me.

I doubt anyone will ever actually look for evidence, but hey, it could happen!

Peace.

Cryptids and Monsters: The 50-foot Congo snake

Giant Snake Congo 1959

Cool, huh?

I don’t know about you, but I have doted over the 50-foot snake of the Congo ever since I first clapped eyes on the famous photo featured here. Whoa, that was a long time ago!

I like this video… The host has a great theory as to what kind of a snake this pup is – namely the Titanoboa of 58 to 60 million years ago – and I find it an excellent theory because the suspect is a snake that fits the evidence. Plus, it is a fact that there is absolutely no natural reason on the face of this Earth why our guest could not be that critter.

So there.

Peace

Antimatter Light Spectrum Discovered!

Scientists were able to measure the emission lines of antimatter! And we may have some new clues about how dinosaurs lost their teeth on the way to becoming birds.

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Wow! The crew at CERN is rockin’!

Woo Hoo Go CERN !

In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. This achievement features technological developments that open up a completely new era in high-precision antimatter research. It is the result of over 20 years of work by the CERN antimatter community.
Source: Phys.org

“Using a laser to observe a transition in antihydrogen…” this light was then compared to that of a hydrogen atom.
Through the “…observation of a spectral line in an antihydrogen atom, allowing the light spectrum of matter and antimatter to be compared…”, they were able to confirm the long-held theory that “…hydrogen and antihydrogen should have identical spectroscopic characteristics.”

The original paper in the journal Nature… Observation of the 1S–2S transition in trapped antihydrogen

This article in Science Daily explains how they find these things.

 

This pleases me no end.

We seem to be on a roll, scientifically!

Ra!

Peace

Nice, huh?
This image of another round rock, taken by Curiosity on Sol 1555, has been debayered, enlarged and cropped, by, I imagine, LookingAtMars, Member, who posted it and said it had been.

Yes, there are others, too!

You can find most of them here.

I found this particular one here.

Here is the link to the pic.

Peace

 

Ghost Shark Caught on Camera for the First Time | National Geographic

Does this creature look spooky or what?

Ghost shark, indeed! A pretty accurate description if you ask me.

Glad I got to see one.

Hope we don’t kill them off.

Peace

 

ej58419e43Fogdome (!), caught by the mysterious Hannah, who is one of the BBC’s Weather Watchers, while she was out walking her woofer in Denbighshire, north east Wales.

“I just couldn’t believe how perfectly dome shaped it was. After about 10 minutes it started to flatten and looked like low lying cloud along the fields but over quite a big area, it was huge”

 


Met Office and BBC Weather Centre Forecaster John West shares with us his thoughts on what could be causing this effect.
“This is a very unusual phenomenon, but the most likely explanation is that the “fog dome” has been caused by a source of heat close to the ground, possibly an agricultural building or a relatively warm pool of water. As the fog has formed in the valley this heat source has forced the fog to lift away from the ground into a dome as warmer air rises; like a hot air balloon.”
www.bbc.co.uk…

via gortex
Just super!
Peace

qv58345ef3This fabulous photo of a rare (hey, I had never even heard of one) fog bow or white rainbow was captured by Melvin Nicholson while  the lad was out walking on Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland.

Love that lonely tree that Melvin got to pose in just the right spot.

Peace

 

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Things to see on Mars: “go home, Erosion, you’re drunk!”

— Charles W Shults III

Indeed!

Ha!

I am just glad we are starting to see some good stuff again.

Makes sense there would be more goodies ‘round the edges, eh?

Gotta get this image number…

Peace.

RARE! Roy P Mackal Interview 1984

A RARE BBC 4 Radio interview with Mokele-mbembe investigators, Roy P. Mackal and Marcellin Agnagna. This is an absolute must hear! Video editing by Wondershare Filmora
Music tracks: Freesound.org/Klankbeeld/Ghana Funeral & News Theme
NOTE: I do not own the copyright to this audio tape. It is presented here under Fair Use provisions for entertainment purposes only.

Roy Mackal was one of the pioneers and his type is on the uncommon side.

We owe this guy a lot.

Peace.