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Ornithologist Jerry McGahan is pictured with a 6 month old Andean Condor, the largest flying bird on earth. Photographed by the Helen and Franck Schreider.  Another version of this photo made it to the cover of National Geographic.

A baby. They get pretty darned big. It would take your breath away, I am sure of it, because it would take mine away.

But … are they really the largest living bird?

Something tells me they’re not…

peace

 

This just in from two extremely high-ranking members of the Presidium … captured whilst exploring the wild, untamed wilderness of North Carolina.

A rather interestingly styled centipede, of a pretty darn good size, too. What a fabulous head… ready for battle, surely!

Oh, good, a bit closer, eh. Dude’s head is flippin’ me out! Seriously.

And here we have a radically styled millipede of a grande size. Maybe a scoche bigger than his or her forest-mate just above, for this nifty critter lives in close proximity to the one above.

At the smaller sizes I saw these images at before I thought the yellow features were just dots but now I see they are cones. Must make it look both unappetizing and too much trouble to eat.

Cool, cool. Nature is all.

I wonder how many different lifeforms are alive on this earth right this minute. I bet there isn’t a number that large.

peace

 

BOB GIMLIN “””The real story about Patty Femal Sasquatch”‘2015-Conference

Craig Yahne
Published on May 5, 2017

Description This is a first of a series of video footage from Sasquatch & Bigfoot conferences of many different speakers we captured & edited”‘ I’m up-loading I’m also making a SquatchIng doc’u film”” called Pacific North West Sasquatch Research Group”‘ Mike the editor Thompson who is helping me edit/cameraman we now have plenty of video footage to make it happen about three years of editing and video tapping converting video data it’s finally all here”” more than 50hrs of video conference video footage here is a first of a series. Thank you everyone stay tuned and share with all your friends. Keep on Squatching””Adventure always. 2017″”

Bob was one of the men who was with roger when he filmed the Female Sasquatch in Bluff Creek Calif. She saw them got spooked by there horses and them she walked fast thru the creek bed and looked back at them as she made it to the tree line and disappeared into the bush & forest.

This is the way it was.

I am, in my gut, sure of it.

peace

 

Well this is excellent as I have thought that they were for decades now. ‘They’ being octopi, squid and cuttlefish.

Their abilities are just way too “out there” for them to be anything even remotely ordinary.

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Mike Wehner @MikeWehner
May 17th, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy theorist or crackpot ranting on YouTube. So, when an international group of actual scientists releases a report theorizing the existence of an alien species living right under our noses, it’s worth a look.

The paper, which was published in Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, attempts to tackle the question of how life originated here on Earth. The researchers embrace a number of different proposed explanations and discuss their implications, but one particularly interesting note is their proposal that cephalopods (squid, octopus, and cuttlefish) may have originated somewhere other than Earth. Woah.

“Evidence of the role of extraterrestrial viruses in affecting terrestrial evolution has recently been plausibly implied in the gene and transcriptome sequencing of Cephalopods,” the researchers write. “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens.”

The scientists challenge that the belief that modern cephalopods evolved to their present form here on Earth and propose the possibility that those we see today are the descendants of creatures that arrived on Earth frozen in an icy comet.

“Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch color and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene,” the paper says, pointing to the possibility that this “great leap forward” in complexity was due to “cryopreserved squid and/or octopus eggs” crashing into the ocean on comets millions of years ago.

Scientists have studied the possibility of life arriving from outer space before, and there’s no shortage of support for the idea that biological material from other worlds may have seeded a young Earth and produced everything we see today.

However, actually proving that this was the case is next to impossible, and singling out one group of animals as potentially coming from space is perhaps an even greater challenge. When the timeline is stretched to billions of years, determining whether new species resulted from gradual mutation due to evolution or arrived in frozen eggs on a comet is very difficult. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting theory, and with over 30 researchers contributing to the report it’s clear that there’s a lot of interest.

common-squid-ryan-photographicThe paper in question is:
Steele, E.J., et al., Cause of Cambrian Explosion – Terrestrial or Cosmic?, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular
Biology (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2018.03.004
You can get to it here.

Confirming the suspicions (well, kind of), of some long-lingering suspicions, (ha!), is a cool and reassuring thing.

peace

Oh, here’s that pdf. Hope your device will show it. The app shows it in the browser’s pdf reader. Doesn’t work on any of them on my Android fone.

download it here The-Cambrian-explosion_2015_Current-Biology

more peace

 

 

ALi3ns

May 12 at 2:00pm

Tão bom ver as crianças brincando no quintal, longe do celular… 😱 kkkkkkkkkkkk

So nice to see kids playing in the backyard, away from the phone… 😱 lollollollol

LOL there was some libuloid commenter exploding over this in that the snake would eat them if it was hungry. Dumb #[email protected]^ cannot comprehend that the kids would merely need to scamper.

I need to die or something to get away from these wastes of space.

Can we not just enjoy three lovely little kids going for rides on their pet? Even if it is not their pet. It likely does not even notice their antics.

Give me strength.

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peace

 

The Dodo

Whale Saves Scientist’s Life, Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds
May 9 at 10:06pm

When a whale swam up to this woman and wouldn’t leave her alone, she was freaked out — until she realized he was saving her life 🐳🐳🐳

Whales always act in a better way than most of the humans on the rock.

If only “progressives” could  be taught humanity.

Pipe dreams.

peace

 

Sci-Tech Universe

Moon Saturn Occultation, Duration: 48 seconds
April 11 12:50pm

The Moon and Saturn filmed together ( 1.2 Billion km apart tho ). Captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn.

captured by: Colin Legg Photography

Nice job, Mr. Legg!

Good shootin,’ man.

peace

 

Looking for Life As (we think) We Know It: Enceladus and Europa

KISSCaltech
Published on Sep 17, 2015

Watch Professor Jonathan Lunine from Cornell University talk about life in exotic non aqueous environments of Enceladus and Europa. This lecture was presented at the Keck Institute for Space Studies (Caltech) as part of “Don’t Follow (Just) the Water: Does Life Occur in Non-Aqueous Media?” workshop on September 16, 2015.

This is a hardcore science lecture… if the idea of us going there excites you like it does me; and if you are a high-ranking geek as I am, then you will dig this. YMMV

peace

 

Voyager Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on Sep 6, 2013

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space. Voyager 1’s plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma, or ionized gas, from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013.

The graphic shows the frequency of the waves, which indicate the density of the plasma. Colors indicate the intensity of the waves, or how “loud” they are. Red indicates the loudest waves and blue indicates the weakest. The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as “heard” by Voyager 1.

The waves detected by the instrument antennas can be simply amplified and played through a speaker. These frequencies are within the range heard by human ears. Scientists noticed that each occurrence involved a rising tone. The dashed line indicates that the rising tones follow the same slope. This means a continuously increasing density. When scientists extrapolated this line even further back in time (not shown), they deduced that Voyager 1 first encountered interstellar plasma in August 2012.

The Voyager spacecraft were built and continue to be operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. The Voyager missions are a part of NASA’s Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. For more information about Voyager, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/voyager and http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa

Seriously… we live in marvelous times.

Why not ban war and explore the hell out of everything?

We’re waiting…

peace

 

Randall Carlson Part 1 “Introduction to the Mysteries”

GeoCosmic REX
Published on Feb 8, 2016

Visit http://awarestate.com/exclusive to receive direct email announcements about new articles, books, classes, online appearances, videos, etc… Part 1 of 6: “The World is Not What it Appears to Be” Initiate your pursuit of the ‘Great Work’ here! How deep is that ‘rabbit hole’? Introductory monologue from the February 13, 2008 presentation “Sacred Geometry – the Architecture of Creation”. The best and most concise introduction to the in-depth studies with Randall W. Carlson. Dissipate your predispositions and expectations before clicking “Play” Lead-in music by David Walen Jr: www.soundcloud.com/davi-w-jr

Part 2 “Introduction to the Mysteries” (Hidden Architecture of Creation)

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Part 2 of 6: “Entering the Temple Through Sacred Geometry” Randall shares quotes from the great teachers including Protagoras’ “Man is the measure of all things” as related to the Divine Proportion, and from a 400+ year old Masonic lecture; addresses the symbolic use of the ‘Square and Compasses’ in ancient art with Fu Hsi and Nu Qua; references to the Great Architect of the Universe…

Part 3 “Introduction to the Mysteries” (Initiation into Symbols – Great Work)

Published on Feb 27, 2016

Part 3 of 6: “Initiation into the Symbols of the Great Work” Randall deciphers a symbolically potent diagram from medieval alchemy – ‘The Divine Consummation’ and reviews the geometric (literally ‘Earth measure’) techniques used by Eratosthenes to determine the size of our planet 2400 years ago in Egypt. Welcome in!

Part 4 “Introduction to the Mysteries“ (Significance of the Great Year)

Published on Mar 3, 2016

Part 4 of 6: “Significance of the Great Year” Depictions of Christ figure within the ‘mystic almond’ surrounded by the Lion, the Bull, the Eagle, and the Man – representing the four ‘fixed’ signs of the Zodiac, introduces the Ancients’ model of the ‘Great Year’ that conveyed the “periodicities of the great catastrophes”

Part 5 “Intro to the Mysteries” (Drowning of the World during the Age of Leo)

Published on Mar 9, 2016

Part 5 of 6: “Drowning of the World during the Age of Leo” Review the ‘Cosmic Zodiacal Clock’, identifying the winter of the Great Year as the Age of Leo, which was thoroughly catastrophic – drastic climate change and mass extinction, with flooding on an unprecedented scale. He offers perspective on modern climate fears, setting the stage for the “drowning of the world” during the unresolved ‘Energy Paradox’ Please excuse the darkness and deteriorating audio: Randall shuns the spotlight – literally, preferring the lights low to improve the projected images, and ignored the placement of the lapel microphone, which slowly made its way deeper and deeper into his chest pocket…

Part 6 “Intro to the Mysteries” (Applying the Treasure of Knowledge)

Published on Mar 12, 2016

Part 6 of 6: “Finale – Applying the Treasure of Knowledge” Defining the cosmic ‘enemy’ in preparation to mitigate ‘The Curse’. “The key to our survival is knowledge” – the great treasure preserved by the ancient orders, including the Platonic Solids that represent the measurements of space AND time… Lead-in music by David Walen Jr: http://www.soundcloud.com/davi-w-jr Please excuse the darkness and deteriorating audio

Randall Carlson is the man when it comes to interpretation of the geologic evidence left behind by the planet-wrenching cataclysm that happened a mere 12,900 years ago, give or take a 100 or so.

There is simply so much evidence on a world-wide basis that directly points to this event… and not stories… real physical evidence written into the surface of the earth.

I long to know about who came before and what they did. It is a nearly impossible dream in our current state. There remain only rare fleeting glimpses… unless we do some incredibly major digging in Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and the Middle East. Somehow it can be doubted that anything like that sort of project will occur without human society going fully over to the good side first. What little has been done has shown some truly amazing structures. The deeper you go, the more incredible the discoveries.

peace

 

Catastrophe at 12,900 BP (excerpt from Cosmic Grail series) w/ Randall Carlson (2015)

GeoCosmic REX
Published on Nov 15, 2016

Visit http://awarestate.com/exclusive to receive direct email announcements about new articles, books, classes, online appearances, videos, etc… Randall’s angle on the ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’ takes an acute diversion from the “Revealing the Cosmic Grail” topics of this 15+ hour lecture series to review the sudden and likely cyclical changes that occurred around 12,900 years ago – almost precisely one-half of a Great Year into the past…

This is more my speed and is so much more pleasureable than the previous two posts. Evil is always creepy.

Evidence is there and finally the interpretations are coming in thanks to a small group of folks of which Randall is a nicely articulate member. The only question know, I think, as a layman, is what did it.

But folks like Mr. Carlson can read the terrain and see what happened with a surprising amount of accuracy… a wonderful talent that is eye-opening to be sure. I can visualize what happened from the way he tells the story… and my goodness what a cataclysm. We squeaked by on that one. Lucky we are.

I do hope that somewhere there is an enclave that miraculously escaped the destruction, but, it is far less likely than a really unlikely thing.

peace

 

Well, not quite a Sikorsky, but drones are beautiful, too, eh! WooHoo!

NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on May 11, 2018

The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars’ thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future. For more information, visit https://go.nasa.gov/2IC8tIh

I was referred to this short piece from a thread called NASA will send a Helicopter to Mars in 2020 by our gortex [Knight of Ni Member Registered: 8/16/2009 Location: Valles Marineris Mood: Variable] and since this is right up my alley as Mars might convince me to stay alive, I got excited and …from there, I found these.

Crazy Engineering: Mars Helicopter

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on Jan 22, 2015

JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky. Episode 2 of Crazy Engineering.

Crazy good stuff

Here’s what a NASA drone for Mars could look like

GeoBeats News
Published on Jan 26, 2015

Hoping to expand the range of what Mars rovers can investigate, NASA is considering equipping the intrepid explorers with helicopters. Mars rovers have done a lot of great work for NASA, but their investigative range is restricted to what can be seen via their onboard cameras. Hoping to expand the options for what the intrepid explorers can look into, the space agency is considering equipping them with helicopters. The goal isn’t to make the rovers themselves fly, but to provide them with a scout that can travel quickly and send back information. Researchers on the ground could go through the data collected, determine which areas of the Red Planet look most intriguing, and send the rover along the proper path. The detachable helicopter could also be useful in aiding the search for particular areas that offer promising opportunities for in-depth analysis and sample collection. The plan is to create a flying rover assistant that weighs about 2 pounds and has a propeller span of just over 3-and-a-half feet. A proof-of-concept prototype, which according to NASA looks kind of like a tissue box, is currently being tested at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The next rover mission to Mars is scheduled to depart in 2020.

Sweet. Petite.

NASA’s Mars Drone Scout – Behold The Future

UPHIGH Productions
Published on Apr 7, 2017

Behold The Future…NASA’s new Mars drone to scout for human habitation sites. The way humans explore Mars could be about to take a giant leap forward with the invention of special flying drones to explore harder to reach parts of the red planet. NASA says the devices could help identify sites for human habitation.

Engineers from NASA’s Langley Research Center are developing a drone that can fly in the thin Martian atmosphere. The autonomous aircraft will team up with ground-based rovers to give researchers far greater flexibility in exploring currently inaccessible features, such as lava tubes and deep canyons.

As well as exploring hard to reach places, Langley engineers say the drones will scout the surface of Mars looking for suitable areas to build human habitats. The “Mars Electric Flyer” project focuses on lightweight structures powered by electric motors. These machines will have vertical takeoff and landing flight control, as well as autonomous navigation.

The electric-powered drones will be equipped with cutting edge motor and battery technologies so they can carry out long-range missions without human intervention. The machines will also be equipped with advanced mapping and remote sensor systems.

The plan is to send the aircraft to Mars on board one of NASA’s rovers. A concept video released by Langley shows the rover using a robotic arm to release the drone on the surface of the planet. The drone then takes off to explore caves and canyons before returning to the rover for post-mission recharging.

The autonomous aircraft, still in the prototype stage, is designed for the thin atmospheric conditions on Mars and is currently undergoing low-pressure chamber flight tests at Langley.
https://www.rt.com/viral/383127-mars-…

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NASA Langley Engineers Propose Mars Flyer Concept

Imagine being able to survey more parts of another planet like Mars than ever before. Orbiters and rovers have been successful so far but engineers keep looking for new ways to gather information. One way may be by using an unmanned aerial vehicle like this Mars Flyer concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjHC…

This looks rather sporty and fleet…

Should have enough air, right?

And please,

Give my regards to the Admiral, Langley.

Mars Helicopter Scout

KISSCaltech
Published on Nov 12, 2015

MiMi Aung, the Autonomous Systems Deputy Division Manager at JPL, presented the Mars Helicopter Scout at the Keck Institute for Space Studies lecture on April 1, 2015. The Mars Helicopter Scout is a current proposal to demonstrate helicopter flight at Mars on the Mars 2020 mission.The Mars Helicopter Scout will scout ahead of a planetary surface rover to provide high-resolution aerial images of the terrain for science and operational purposes. This talk described the scope of the Mars Helicopter Scout proposal, the signficant science and operational benefits of a helicopter in planetary surface exploration, and the technical design overview of Mars Helicopter Scout. The talk concluded with examples of feedforward applications of a planetary helicopter to future missions, with an invitation for lecture attendees to join in further envisioning the much bigger, broader future applications offered by this addition of an aerial dimension to the state-of-practice surface rovers and orbiters in planetary exploration today.

And there you have it.

Exciting stuff and exciting times ahead.

You may have heard the news… plans are to get one up there in 2020… just two tiny yarn!

 

peace

 

This Footage Was Shot Weeks Before Patterson-Gimlin Filmed Bigfoot In 1967

BigfootEvidence
Published on Jan 25, 2013

Here it is folks. Sharon Lee at Cryptomundo received this filmed labeled on YouTube, “Never before seen John Green footage from Patterson/Gimlin film”. This rare footage was filmed in the Blue Creek Mountain ridge, 1967, from late August to the first couple of days in September– a month away from the famous filming of “Patty”, the Bigfoot at Bluff Creek. M.K. Davis discussed this footage a few years ago, and according to PGF history buffs: “This IS a very important footage”.

We asked Steven Streufert of the Facebook group, Coalition for Reason, Science, Sanity in Bigfoot Research, what his thoughts are about the footage and this is what he messaged back:

That is not new.

The later part is potentially down in the creekbed, just downstream a few hundred yards from the later PGF site, where footprints were found in the sandbar.

That is the pilot, Keith Chiazzari, along with the dog handler Dale Moffit.

Yes, that is John Green, the tall guy in the middle.

By the way, there is no “Massacre” here.

I do believe that later part is in the creekbed, but I cannot prove that. It is talked about in APES AMONG US, though.

It was filmed by RENE DAHINDEN.

a few hundred yards downstream on Bluff Creek from what was later to be the PGF site, footprints were found and investigated, like September 1st or 2nd.

Don’t let the MK believers get you on this one.

Remember, Patterson/Gimlin were not there until October.

Blue Creek Mountain and Onion Mountain constitute the western wall above Bluff Creek basin. Tracks were found along new construction on these roads in August 1967, two separate events, the later one leading to an early September phone call from Al Hodgson to the Patterson home. From there Roger got Bob involved and made it down to the scene in October.

 

I just saw this for the first time.

And it made me smile.

I hope you smile, too.

 

peace

 

shd

cryptids-of-the-world
The Snake-Headed Dog is a dog-like creature reported to live in California. The Snake-Headed Dog was first seen by two people in a car in May of 1996. The two people described it as a dog-like creature with the head of a snake. People believe this could be a living sauropod dinosaur however sauropods weren’t covered in hair unlike this creature. [ for your daily dose of spooks! https://discord.gg/xvDaJvZ ]

How does this guy know they weren’t covered in hair? Pfft. Anyway, never heard of this thing before. Anyone?

I like it’s looks… very sleek in the style department, yeah?

It does look rather implausible, but so is the platypus. Yet there it is.

Well I hope it is a real critter dang it.

peace

 

Near perfect edge on view of Saturn’s rings via the spacecraft known primarily as Cassini.

The things we have achieved!

How beautiful is this vision? Hmmm?

CassiniSaturn Verified account @CassiniSaturn May 7

Postcard from the ring plane. In 2006, Cassini’s narrow-angle camera captured Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on, and a gathering of three moons. https://go.nasa.gov/2wktulF

image NASA/JPL

peace

 

Seriously.

The world is certifiably insane. Has been for a while now.

Possibly even comes under some as yet undiscovered and unnamed condition even more tragic than insanity.

It’s somewhat like this out there:

oi

Some things seem o be getting better… but some things are definitely tanking.

I have senior moments with an alarming frequency and my body is crapping out right quick. And my eyes… oh Lord have mercy on my eyes.

Trying to finish up the hedge trimming, i.e. cart away the debris today and I’m almost done but I had to come in after an awfully brief time which surprised me because I chopped it all in one go pretty much and it was a full 20 degrees more out there then than now.

Quite disconcerting. Quite.

oi

 

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Trying so hard to ignore what my mind keeps telling me. If I do not, bad things invariably happen due to my profound social stupidity. I have no clue. Not even a hint of a trace of a rumor of a clue.

Yup, yup. But today, which is well after the words above the words in the previous paragraph, is mentally painful. God damn demons.  Note, we shall, that this is despite the great time that was spent on the phone this morning with the Angel of the North. Which involved music and audio, even! Far from normal.

Yesterday the aforementioned yard cleanup occurred with past debris included and the front lawn got mowed. A new muffler was then ordered, along with some other stuff, after it finally hit the ground halfway through. I do not have the ability in my current state to grow veg instead of grass, but I think that would be really neat. Something to ponder. Just had a vision of those awesome old manual mowers … those things make the coolest noise. Worth it just for that, ya know?

Okay, there’s more but if I don’t post it will languish in the drafts bin for countless eons… so…

ETA: Doh! During the decapitation of the thousands of helpless green beings, Local Angel appeared, as if by wizardry, for an exceptionally brief encounter which was prime for it’s duration.

 

peace

 

Lophelia II 2008: Extraordinary Redeye Gaper

oceanexplorergov
Published on Dec 10, 2008

Scientist discovered a redeye gaper (Chaunax sp.) venting water at 240 meters (788 feet) depth at the Green Canyon dive site. This expedition was the first cruise of a 4-year project to explore new deepwater coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico at both natural and human-made sites. The goal of the project was to also characterize these communities in terms of coral habitat characteristics, biology, ecology, and genetic connectivity.

Video courtesy of Lophelia II 2008: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks.

Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explora…

Sort of reminds one of a tiny rex-y kind of dinosaur, doesn’t it? It was all I could think of.

Wicked cool.

Giant Isopod: Gulf of Mexico 2017

oceanexplorergov
Published on Dec 4, 2017

On November 30, 2017, during the first dive of the Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2017 expedition, we saw this giant deep-sea isopod (Bathynomus giganteus) at a depth of ~810 meters (2,660 feet). Measuring nearly 30 centimeters (almost one foot) long, these giant isopods are a great example of deep-sea gigantism, as most isopods in the deep sea are much smaller, about the size of your thumbnail. While we often see these giant underwater ‘pill bugs’ resting on the seafloor, we don’t always get to see them swim, so seeing this isopod come in for a landing was exciting! Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Learn more about the expedition: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

[Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…]

Being nature boy when I was a little kid I am qquite familiar with wood lice and I rather like them and think it unfortunate that they are stuck with the moniker. Lice is an unattractive name for such a neat little critter.

These things look exactly like them (well, almost exactly) but are a foot long!

That’s yuuuge.

Dumbo Octopus: Gulf of Mexico 2014

oceanexplorergov
Published on May 9, 2014

Spotted during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2014 expedition and identified as the biology highlight of the cruise by many of our scientists and viewers alike, this dumbo octopus displayed a body posture that has never before been observed in cirrate octopods. Learn more about this guy and other cephalopods (squids, octopods, and their relatives) seen during the expedition: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos… Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2012

Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

My, oh my, the adorable level knows no bounds.

We need to spend billions on exploring the ocean. Not effing bombs. Got plenty of those.

peace

 

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Awww

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No doubt stolen from Jurassic Park or something…

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Close, I must say … but no cigar.

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Fine dino

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Nicely shaped

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Oh sh!*

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Do you see any stripes? I don’t. The slightest of hints… not quite enough, though.

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Normally a big red arrow or circle means it goes in the trash bin, but, I kinda like this one and hope it is real.

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bunyip_by_shiverz

A bunyip_by_shiverz.

 

peace

 

possible tbird. probably faked.Wait, they said what? The National Park said that to a punter? That strikes me as something unusual and worthy of attention.

Assuming it to be a true tale, I am very proud of that Park for their honesty and integrity.

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I had an encounter with a very very large bird. Looked like an eagle but bigger. I had told the park ranger about it when I was leaving the National Park. They said it was probably a Thunderbird. I was told that they can be seen during late summer in the Olympic National Park, from time to time. I’ve been trying to get a picture of one ever since I saw it, but no luck yet (maybe this year, who knows) …

This is part of a reply in a thread about an unusual Thunderbird sighting in Arizona.

Which has a strange mix of UFO lore mixed up in it. What to make of it?

Who knows?

peace

 

Calling all cryptozoologists!

I stumbled across this juicy little tidbit quite by accident the other evening via an interesting and new-to-me blog called bizarre creatures which had a December 2007 post called gobi desert creature which led to another interesting blog called Dreaming Of Danzan Ravjaa. The tagline reads: “An American Buddhist Monk in and out of Mongolia: Religion, Culture, History and Birdlife.” In a post from September 2007, we read:

I need a day or two to edit several hundred photographs, recall and refine details, and just process. But rest assured, I’ll share as much as I can this week, undoubtedly over several posts.

But in the meantime, what in the hell are these?

weird gobi creature

weird gobi creature

weird gobi creature

On the first day’s drive, we happened upon a pea-green, brackish pond, along the edges of which hundreds of these bizarre creatures were scuttling about and fighting whenever they encountered each other. I recalled at once the horseshoe crabs I used to find in childhood visits to Long Island, tales of the Mongolian Death Worm, and the hideous tracking robot that burrowed into Neo’s bellybutton in The Matrix. They’re about three inches long, and about 300 million years out of place. Please forward to friends who may be zoologists; I have no idea where to even begin researching what these are and how they came to be in a small pond smack in the middle of the Gobi Desert. I just stood there watching them, my face locked somewhere between a scowl and a gawp, contemplating karma until summoned back into the car.

Neither blog has heard one single peep from anyone since they posted in 2007.

That’s terriblecan we do better?

peace

 

JC Johnson Talks Cryptids

Norman Sims
Published on Sep 5, 2017

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE! Tonight we welcome the Indiana Jones of Cryptozoology himself, J.C. Johnson, to talk .

I interviewed JC Johnson of Crypto 4 Corners (Cryptozoologist) in regards to bizarre and fascinating creatures that he and others have encountered such as: .

Source: JC Johnson is one of the best cryptid investigators in world with .

 

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This is an exciting testament to human achievement. Think about what that is. That is the view you’d have if you were sitting out in the middle of outer space – sitting on a comet.

Because that is exactly what you are looking at! Upper right dots are stars Center and left are mostly dust flying around with stars too of course… and the ground is the surface of a comet. The comet in question being 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

ETA: This explains the background better:

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Yeah, from what I can gather the particles going the same direction in a downwards trajectory in the background are all stars, and the rest of the mess going random directions in the foreground is the actual dust/debris of the comet.

You remember the Rosetta mission, hopefully. Not too long ago. It orbited that comet real close and featured a lander which went forth and is obviously working just fine. This is a stitched together sequence of frames from that lander.

A very nice composite is below for those who are freaked out by the utter awesomeness of getting such a mind stopping view.

Bravo!

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The video above is an mp4. You can also get it as a gif at imgur in Remember the Rosetta mission? This is what it looks like to BE ON A COMET!! In flipping space!!

Beyond Incredible.

Seriously.

 

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Giant Haast’s eagle attacking New Zealand moa. Giant eagle is right! Holy cow!

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This is the famous ‘classic shot’… I have seen this countless times since I was a kid.

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That guy is praying that nothing comes out that end!

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God what a magnificent animal.

For all intents and purposes… this is a dinosaur. And that, folks, is a precious thing.

What is not fabulous is that they are gone and neither you nor I will ever see one.

I was eye to eye with an emu once, courtesy of my dad and that was pretty damn fab for sure. They are kin to our moa buds so it counts and it was extra cool as it was an emu and not your everyday ostrich. Not that ostriches run around much in Connecticut, but you know what I’m talkin’ about.

It wasn’t 12 feet tall, though!

Maybe there is a hidden valley somewhere with a few moa families still around. Unlikely, but hey, you never know.

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The Dogman of Shelter Island! (Dogman Encounters Episode 197)

Dogman Encounters
Published on Apr 20, 2018

Just off the coast of Long Island, New York is a pristine place called Shelter Island. Shelter Island is a quiet place, with lush, green forests, friendly residents, and as tonight’s guest, R.K. found out Dogmen. When R.K. would stay on the island, during the summer, in her childhood, she thought the island was beautiful during the day, but creepy at night, because Shelter Island didn’t have any streetlights. When you’re an 11-year-old girl, it’s easy to let your imagination run wild, if it’s almost pitch black outside, at night. As R.K. found out the hard way one night, sometimes your fear of the dark is justified.

We hope you’ll tune in and listen to R.K. talk about what happened when she and her friend came face with a Dogman there, late one night.

Dogmen are in New Jersey Too! (Dogman Encounters Episode 196)

Dogman Encounters
Published on Apr 13, 2018

If your mom came home from work one evening and told you not to go into the woods behind your house because she had just seen a massive creature, that had a head like a Werewolf, would you listen to her and stay out of those woods? Well, tonight’s guest, Kelly Vaughn, didn’t listen to her mother’s warning. She did go back into the woods behind her home the next day, to look for evidence. Unfortunately, she wasn’t alone.

Shelter Island?!

No, Wait, for real?

Madonne.

Yes, these two are mighty close to HQ.

That’s perhaps more than a bit disconcerting.

There certainly is a lot of food around these parts if the pups are interested in having human for dinner. Which apparently they sometimes are.

So… yeah.

We’re getting regular sightings of coyote packs in locales just up the street from where I sit. Not even a mile. That is a new thing this year. I am reasonably confident that the tilt in available habitat for critters that has brought them ’round will continue to skew.

How long will it be before the biggest of all woofers arrives?

Hoo doggie.

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Yes! Hahahaha! Science!

Science, in the form of astronomical research, has confirmed, to the delight of little boys everywhere…

that… Uranus surrounded by fart clouds

Awesome. But, really, we all knew this, didn’t we? I think it has been known for a long time… even by the people who named the planet with such an accurate (cough, cough) description…

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has held a vital (and smelly) secret of the solar system for decades. An international team of researchers reported on Monday that they’ve discovered evidence that Uranus holds one of the most unpleasant-smelling chemicals known to humankind. “They found hydrogen sulfide, the odiferous gas that most people avoid, in Uranus’s cloud tops,” according to a press release from Gemini Observatory, a high-power telescope atop a Hawaiian volcano.

Another take: www.businessinsider.com…

 

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powerful illustration by haremmalik (artist)

Be on your guard, folks…

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North American Dogman Project 12-2-17 – Jedediah Smith redwoods state park California – Hiker encountered Dogman off trail interacting with other screaming hikers. The eyewitness saw a large black dogman and snapped a few photos.

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North American Dogman Project 12-2-17 – Crop from the above Jedediah Smith redwoods state park California photo.

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North American Dogman Project Possible Dogman track – West Virginia 12/2018

That is one big doggie, I imagine you’d probably tend to agree… the notorious Werewolf… Dogman… Loup Garou!

Be careful out there.

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ETA: Just saw this over at the NADP. Being familiar with the frequently breathtaking size of the moose … I think the animal on the left would be a profound way to go.

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Alien Artifacts Recovered from Crashed UFOs are NOT of This World

UAMN TV
Published on Mar 20, 2018

With a new focus on physical proof via the scientific study of known UFO crash artifacts, Jacques Vallée has been organizing isotopic and elemental analysis of evidence. Some of the samples Vallée had tested were found to be outside of the terrestrial norm, and so pure in their form that they appear to be fabricated in a method not possible on Earth.

There are many remarkable alien artifacts that have been hidden away in secret vaults, they could re-write history as we know it. These artifacts are highly controversial and need to be tested.  We are constantly finding new ufo artifacts that defy our current understanding of the universe.

Jacques has always been a hero… an astronomer, an actual scientist (as opposed to a claimed one), a computer communications visionary, buds with Hynek and a writer of tomes that are intriguing on many levels. He’s not at all like your usual ufologist. And that’s good. Real good.

1ofthe9 noted and I agree that Its pretty strange and out of character for him to do this imho.

Hoping he’s just happy about findings, seems to be. It is true that he doesn’t do this sort of thing anymore as a rule. But I will give him room … we owe him a tonne.

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JC Johnson | Skinwalkers, Crypids, & The Book Of Enoch

TheHighersideChats
Published on Feb 21, 2015

JC Johnson, the man behind Crypto Four Corners, joins THC to talk about their investigations into strange and anomalous creatures and beings, as well as the many things that have been reported to them by other witnesses and the possibilities for their origins.

Check out the Crypto Four Corners Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Cryptofourcorners

Check Out JC’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/cryptofo…

Sign up for THC+ at: www.TheHighersideChatsPlus.com

Oh, RIP, my dear JC.

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Bigfoot Language Recorded: Here’s How Ron Morehead Did It

BigfootEvidence
Published on Nov 7, 2014

Ron Morehead is the father of the “Sierra Sounds.” It’s one of the best evidence supporting the existence of Bigfoot. Morehead gave this hair-raising interview with Dreamland not too long ago. Morehead explains the strange creatures and their personalities:

“When the other hunters and I first encountered a family of these creatures in 1971, although we had guns, we were still concerned. Their aggressive, intimidating vocalizations were huge and extremely disrupting. However, after the initial intimidation we realized their intentions were not to harm us, but perhaps toy with us. So we relaxed a bit.

That being said, a few years went by, never captured a picture, but were fortunate enough to capture their vocalizations. By 1974 their intimidating sounds moved more toward communicative. We looked forward to interacting with them, we left food for them to eat and they left pine-cones for our fire. I felt a definite kinship developing, but I always wondered, “What are they? Why won’t they come out from behind those big trees and really make friends with me”…rarely did we catch a glimpse, but after all this time they still kept their secrets at bay.

For years I’ve heard reports of them harassing people by throwing rocks, stalking them from the bushes, or just messing around. And for so long I’ve carefully kept those reports inside, thinking, “What’s missing from these pictures?” They haven’t attempted to hurt me or any of the others at our Sierra Camp. They are like a reclusive, hidden, aboriginal people…they must have a very pertinent reason for being the way they are.

Like most animals, they are different in their personalities, yet from my experience around them, they are also cognizant. I’ve written about this in several articles and included many of them in my book, “Voices in the Wilderness.””

I so hope we can establish good relations in the future. It would come in extremely handy in the aftermath of some global difficulty.

There are a couple of short clips from the collection in the sidebar column on the right … scroll down, you’ll see…

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Roy! Roy Chapman Andrews! (Childhood hero, don’tcha know) The lad’s comrades all seem to be regular height, though. But I do know there were more tallboys there than just this guy.

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Frederick John Kempster, 13 April 1889 – 15 April 1918

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Kurt Zehe, 12 January 1913 – 1969

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Maria Feliciana dos Santos

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Robert P. Wadlow

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Elsa and Hilda Van Droysen

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Chang Woo-Gow (sp?)

   

Fyodor Andreevich Makhnov

There are certainly some pretty sizeable folks out there, eh.

Used to be a lot before they faded away into the depths of time and space. I think it is rather unfortunate that they’re not around any more. Life would be much more interesting.

But hey, here we are.

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