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GHOSTS, HAUNTED PLACES AND POLTERGEISTS:

Paranormal report: The great orb debate
Dave Schrader, Kris Williams, John Zaffis, and Nina De Santo talk orbs…

Council to relocate Newbiggin Hall ‘haunted’ house family (video)
A family who fear their house is haunted can move to a new home, council bosses have agreed…

BBC haunted by Roy Castle
It has emerged that the ghost of Roy Castle has been haunting BBC Television Centre in London’s White City since his death from lung cancer in 1994…

Four notorious haunted places at St. Cloud State University
Seems as though there are more than a couple spots on campus famed for their unexplainable, and at times frightening activity…

Curious conversations with talkative ghosts
There seems to be some evidence that a former resident, who passed away recently, may still be occupying it in some form…

Who’s afraid of ghosts?
In his free time, Petty Officer 1st Class David Frees likes to take a step beyond the unknown…

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Crop circle communication
An interesting phenomenon that has been happening throughout history is the crop circle.

CREATURES:

Loch Ness Monster-like animal filmed in Alaska?
The alleged sea serpent has a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes and back bumps that stick out of the water…

Bigfoot tracks spotted in Lincoln’s old stomping grounds
The same area where Abraham Lincoln came to fame (Chatham, IL, a suburb of Springfield) has experienced a rash of unexplained howls at night and some giant footprints investigated by police…

Ken Chaplin’s Ogopogo: Twenty-two years later
On July 18, 1989, a 42 year old car salesman from Kelowna, BC captured something on tape. Ken was a Okanagan Valley native, having lived near the lake all his life…

Patagonian monsters and manlike apes
A petroglyph seems to depict something distinctly shorter and stouter than the regular human stick figures surrounding it…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Psychic helps professor find father
For decades, Prof Sorpong Peou believed his father to be dead – executed by the Khmer Rouge. But a vivid dream and the insistence of a psychic have led the family to an emotional reunion in their home country, Cambodia…

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

Shock as girl vomits strange objects
Residents of an estate in Nakuru were recently left in shock when a 12-year-old girl started vomiting strange objects…

Woman grows full-sized nipple on the sole of her foot
Lily Allen proudly showed hers off on television, Mark Wahlberg’s famous for his and just last week, Zac Efron was forced to deny he has two.

News from the paranormal side

CREATURES:

Sasquatch face print
Cryptomundo : The folks at Sanger Paranormal put out a news release, and now AOL News has broken the story in the mass media. But despite Sanger’s desire to keep the imagery secret until their news conference of the 23rd, in a move that is strangely similar to the leaks of the “Georgia Bigfoot” under ice hoax of 2008, Sanger has leaked the face print of the Sasquatch early. It was found on their site, and then quickly removed. But here’s what they posted, which was saved by a Cryptomundo reader, Rick Sheen and forwarded to Cryptomundo…

Bigfoot investigators hope DNA test will confirm existence of two man-beasts
California Bigfoot investigators were shocked over Memorial Day weekend when they found strange markings and hair on their pickup truck windows. Now, they’re hoping DNA tests will prove once and for all the existence of the legendary man-beast…

Daniel Boone’s Yahoo = Bigfoot?
Long before it became the brand of a search engine, the creature whose uttered cry gave it a name haunted Kentuckians. Daniel Boone told tales of “killing a ten-foot, hairy giant he called a Yahoo,” says John Mack Faragher in a 1992 biography of Boone. The Yahoos are hairy man-like creatures in Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” one of Boone’s favorite books…

io9 Offers $2000 bounty for authentic photos of cryptids
This summer, io9 is going cryptozoological. We’re offering a $2000 bounty to the person who sends us the best authentic photo or video of a “cryptid,” or mystery animal. And that’s just the beginning of Cryptid Summer…

Looking for Bigfoot? County has had its share of mysterious sightings
If you happen to see an eight-foot-tall, very hairy fellow wearing sunglasses, a straw hat and strings of old Mardi Gras beads at this week’s Handy blues festivities, don’t be alarmed. It’s merely Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch or Yeti, who has snuck into town to enjoy the music, eat some red beans and rice, and watch folks lose their inhibitions and break into impromptu dance.

GHOSTS, HAUNTED PLACES AND POLTERGEISTS:

Marlins reliever spooked at ‘haunted’ hotel
With the Marlins in Tampa to start a weekend series against the Rays, relief pitcher Steve Cishek felt an eerie presence at the team’s hotel, and let his Twitter followers know all about it. Too bad he didn’t find out whether the ghost could help the team break its ongoing losing streak…

Sandra Bullock fears home is haunted
Sandra Bullock reportedly fears that her temporary home in London is haunted. The 46-year-old actress is in town filming sci-fi thriller Gravity with George Clooney, and is apparently being kept awake by things that go bump in the night…

Spirits said to inhabit former jail
Laugh if you please, but Medina County Judge Jim Barden isn’t joking when he says an other-worldly spirit has made its presence known in the former jail building that now houses his staff. He recently was spooked into leaving by the sound of unexplained footsteps as he worked alone, after hours…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

“Psychic sheep” detects cancer, saves farmer’s life
A shepherd claims her ‘psychic sheep’ saved her life by detecting that she had breast cancer. Alfie, a five-year-old sheep is being hailed a hero by some in the UK and now has a following of hundreds of friends on Facebook…

Dogs likely born with canine telepathy
Dogs are so in tune with us that they can read our minds, according to a new Learning & Behavior study that also determined canines are probably born with the ability. Practice makes perfect, however, so the more a dog hangs around humans, the better he or she becomes at “canine telepathy,” which actually relies upon hyperawareness of the senses…

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Wichita, Kansas experiences bizarre “heat burst”
At 12:22am on June 9 temperatures in Wichita, Kan., rocketed from 85 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 F in the space of twenty minutes. What caused this heat burst?

Now for some paranormal news!

House torments child with whispers of violence
Three years after the Smithmeyers moved into their newly constructed home in Liberty, Mo., strange occurrences slowly appeared in their lives. After four years of unexplained bumps and slamming doors – things started targeting the children…

Ghosts spooked ‘X-Men- First Class’ cast at ancient British mansion
The cast and crew of X-Men- First Class has revealed that the Anglefield House in Berkshire, England where they were stationed for the shoot, was haunted…

Spooky experiences reported at Galion’s Brownella Cottage
Bishop William Montgomery Brown is obviously a prankster. The deceased man who some think still inhabits Brownella Cottage likes to open doors, mess with alarms and play with those who visit his home…

Mysterious fire woman pays debt of gratitude to spiritualist
For a whole month, hundreds of mysterious fires broke out in a 73-year-old widow’s house in rural Kelantan. When her problem ended, she pledged to come to Penang to thank one of the paranormal experts who came to her aid…

CREATURES:

Bizarre, unexplained creature photographed in Mexico
Last year, people in the small Mexican town of Chiquimitío were startled by the arrival of this bizarre creature. They took a few pictures and a short cell video, but this remains one of the clearest images of its head. What is it?..

Bigfoot group watchful along flooded Missouri River
They haven’t seen anything yet, but a group searching for proof of Bigfoot is alert for reports along the Missouri River, where they believe heavy flooding could disrupt the legendary creature’s normal comings and goings…

Muddy prints bring Bigfoot researchers to Gibsonville
At first, Bernadette and Leonard Braley didn’t pay much attention to the spots of mud on the road about 50 feet from their home on Quartz Court in Gibsonville last October. But then the Braleys began looking at the mud more closely and thought they looked a lot like footprints. Leonard grabbed the measuring tape and Bernadette a camera. They took photos of what they thought were 16-inch muddy footprints…

The return of the Boggy Creek monster?

A sixteenth century dinosaur
At first glance, the strange animal pictured on the left looks like a small theropod dinosaur — or at any rate, a rather cartoony caricature of one. Admittedly it has some undinosaurlike features such as horns and long droopy ears, and it doesn’t appear to have any forelimbs… but with its thick tail, birdlike legs and reptilian head it looks more like a dinosaur than anything else!

The giant salamander theory at Loch Ness
This is mostly here as a footnote. At the time that the “Monster” was breaking into news in 1933, local fishermen, boat-workers, dockmen and sailors allowed there had been scuttlebut there was a “Salamander” in the Loch which had been told of from time to time. Rupert T Gould eventually came to the theory that the Loch Ness Monster was a gigantic longnecked newt, which can be related to Charles Gould’s earlier theory that the Sea-serpent was a giant salamander, citing the Chinese giant salamander as the model to build the theory on…

A mermaid tale

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Animal mutilation in Argentina
Residents of the Los Eucaliptos district saw their habitual calm disturbed by a macabre discovery made by children playing along the intermittent Cuchi Corral creek. It was the carcass of a dog missing the rear half of its body and all of its entrails, as can be attested by the images accompanying this note.

SPACE MYSTERIES:

Is Google censoring Nibiru Planet X or is it just more 2012 paranoia?
The supposedly hush-hush conspiracy is known as Nibiru or “Planet X.” Today, people prognosticate the end of the world, creating dramatic YouTube videos featuring footage of natural disasters, while scientists attempt to explain the threat in coherent terms, many of which downplay the imminent danger…

RELIGIOUS MYSTERIES:

Shroud of Turin is a fake created by famous master Giotto, claims Italian art expert
The Shroud of Turin was made by medieval artist Giotto, it was claimed yesterday. The 14ft length of fabric, said to be the burial cloth of Christ, bears a faint image of a man and appears to be stained by blood. However carbon-dating tests have suggested it was produced between 1260 and 1390…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Psychic led police to Texas mass grave hoax?
The chaos that ensued Tuesday (June 7) as helicopters, reporters and onlookers descended upon what a “psychic” claimed was the scene of a grisly mass murder at a rural farmhouse in Houston, Texas, may suggest that psychics help out police on tricky cases. Well, in this particular case, what the woman claiming to be a psychic insisted would be dozens of dismembered bodies, including those of children – a la “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – turned out to be nothing…

Psychics becoming popular in news reports
Psychics have always had a sort of stigma attached to their gifts when it comes to skeptics and rabid opponents of “the occult.” It doesn’t help when out of the many who claim to be psychic, only a very select few people actually harness ESP abilities.

Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin is a fake created by famous master Giotto, claims Italian art expert

The Shroud of Turin was made by medieval artist Giotto, it was claimed yesterday.

The 14ft length of fabric, said to be the burial cloth of Christ, bears a faint image of a man and appears to be stained by blood.

However carbon-dating tests have suggested it was produced between 1260 and 1390.

Controversy: An art critic has claimed the Shroud of Turin, an ancient linen sheet revered by some Christians as the burial cloth that wrapped Christ's body after his crucifixion, was created by the Italian master GiottoControversy: An art critic has claimed the Shroud of Turin, an ancient linen sheet revered by some Christians as the burial cloth that wrapped Christ’s body after his crucifixion, was created by the Italian master Giotto

Now Italian art expert Luciano Buso has suggested that the original cloth deteriorated and Giotto was asked to make a copy.

Controversy: The face on the shroudControversy: The face on the shroud

After months of careful examination of photographs of the Shroud – the relic is kept locked away and not available to be viewed unless on special occasions – Luciano Buso has come up with an idea worthy of a Da Vinci Code thriller.

He says that several veiled appearances of the number 15, hidden in the fabric by the artist, indicate Giotto created the Shroud in 1315 – and that it is a copy of the original which had been damaged and was then lost over the centuries.

Giotto was perhaps the best known artist of his time and was made famous for his decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the fresco that depicts the life of the Virgin Mary and Christ.

Mr Buso insists that 700 years ago it was common practice for artists to insert partial dates into their works so as to guarantee their authenticity and it was known only to a handful of people so as to avoid forgeries.

His claims, which form part of a new book he has written, would coincide with 1980’s carbon dating – which has been dismissed by the Church – and which puts the Shroud’s origins in the early 14th century.

Masterpiece: The Mourning Of Christ by Giotto at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, northern Italy Masterpiece: The Mourning Of Christ by Giotto at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, northern Italy

 

Breathtaking: One of Giotto's frescoes inside the basilica at Asissi in Perugia Breathtaking: One of Giotto’s frescoes inside the basilica at Asissi in Perugia

Buso, who is based in Treviso, northern Italy, said: ‘I have examined extremely clear photos of the Shroud and spotted a number of occurrences of the number 15, in the face, the hands, and in one case even shaped to look like a long cross.

‘He wasn’t trying to fake anything, which is clear from the fact that he signed it ”Giotto 15”, to authenticate it as his own work from 1315. This was not a fake he was asked to make a copy of the original one.

‘This original one was probably so deteriorated the Church asked one of the greatest artists at the time, Giotto, to make a copy and then the original was lost. What we have now is a copy of that one.

‘For obvious reasons it was not widely publicised that it was a copy as that would have had repercussions for the Church – who I understand have been dismissive of my theory but I am confident that I am correct.’

Unconvinced: Experts at the Shroud Museum say the theory surrounding Giotto, whose statue stands in Florence, is 'ridiculous'Unconvinced: Experts at the Shroud Museum say the theory surrounding Giotto, whose statue stands in Florence, is ‘ridiculous’

No-one at Turin Cathedral where the Shroud is kept was available for comment but Professor Bruno Barberis, director of the Shroud Museum, said: ‘I think the theory is ridiculous.

‘His claim that Giotto made the Shroud are not very convincing to me and as far as we are concerned it was not made by an artistic method. Many people claim to have seen Greek and Hebrew writing in the Shroud but it’s never been proven.

‘We believe that the image on the Shroud was made by the body of a man who was tortured and then crucified – however there are still many tests that need to be carried out to prove one way or another what it’s origins are.’

Last year Pope Benedict spent several minutes kneeling in front of the linen cloth, after it went on display for only the fifth time in 100 years and he was one of two million people who saw it during a six week viewing.

The Shroud has captivated the imagination of historians, church elders, sceptics and Catholics for more than 500 years.

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was obsessed by it and wanted to steal it so he could use it in a black magic ceremony, a monk revealed for the first time last year.

The 14ft-long Shroud bears the faint image of the front and back of a tall, long-haired, bearded man and appears to be stained by blood from wounds in his feet, wrists and side.

Originally the Vatican had intended for the Shroud’s next display to be 2025 but in 2009 Pope Benedict announced it would be brought forward 15 years.

Experts at the Duomo in Turin where the Shroud is kept say many tests are needed to establish its originExperts at the Duomo in Turin where the Shroud is kept say many tests are needed to establish its origin

For centuries debate has raged whether the image is that of Christ or an expert forgery from the Middle Ages but what is certain is that experts have never really been able to explain how the image was made.

Carbon-dating tests were conducted on the cloth in 1988 and suggested it was from between 1260 and 1390, other scientists have since claimed that contamination over the ages, from water damage and fire, were not taken sufficiently into account and could have distorted the results.

As a result of controversy and the fact that dating techniques have improved significantly since the 1988 tests were done, there have been numerous calls for further testing but the Vatican has always refused.

The Shroud was given to the Turin archbishop in 1578 by the Duke of Savoy and has been kept in the Cathedral ever since.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000406/Shroud-Turin-fake-created-famous-master-Giotto-claims-Italian-art-expert.html#ixzz1Opebn98n

A site worth checking into

Here’s a site you’ll enjoy looking into if you’re a big fan of folklore, mythology and mysteries of Ireland, Britain and surrounding areas of those countries.

Mysterious Britain & Ireland is a resource and community dedicated to mysterious places, legends and folklore within the British and Irish Isles.

Stonehenge: Ancient Megalithic Site Holds Secret to Earth’s Turbulent Past

source:http://www.pr.com/press-release/89654

Computer systems analyst Dean Talboys has unlocked a previously overlooked aspect of an ancient megalithic site in Wiltshire, England, which indicates a major catastrophic event at the end of the last Ice Age 13,000 years ago that could have been caused by the rapid decline of the polar ice caps.

Malaga, Spain, June 11, 2008 –(PR.com)– By his own admission Mr. Talboys is a reluctant author on the subject of Stonehenge and only realized the original purpose of the site, comprised of stones weighing up to 40 tons, following a chance remark by his daughter. The book is the result of two years’ dedicated research during which Talboys uncovered more than one glaring oversight in the archeological analyses of its features.

To quote R. J. C. Atkinson, Professor of Archeology and author of Stonehenge: “Nothing could demonstrate better that one sees only what one is expecting to see …” which is why Talboys believes his interpretation of the ancient monuments’ purpose to be correct. This is not a flight of fancy, the product of one man’s imagination gone wild like so many other Stonehenge theories in the past. In “The Stonehenge Observatory” Talboys considers every feature in a complete re-evaluation of archeological excavations during the 20th century, and corroborates his conclusions with related scientific studies.

One of the most exciting aspects is the use of 3D models that were used to illustrate the book, and which have been made available online (see below). With “The Stonehenge Observatory” as a guide the reader is able to move anywhere within an accurate reproduction of the site, not only as it is now, but also as it would have appeared originally (which would otherwise only be possible with a time machine), and even witness an animated recreation of the destruction of the site to see how individual stones have been affected.

Incredibly this remarkable work may have gone unpublished had it not been for the Internet. Talboys comments: “Fortunately the Internet has done for the written word what Punk Rock did for music to the extent that today, anyone can express their beliefs to a worldwide audience without the prior approval of a mainstream distributor or one of their so-called “gatekeepers”. From the growing number of eBooks Mr. Talboys is not alone in his opinion of the publishing process.

Dean Talboys is a freelance systems analyst with over 25 years experience in the oil and retail sectors who now specializes in Internet browser applications. His book is available for immediate download at:
http://www.stonehengeobservatory.com