What’s in the news?

It’s strange to find a pyramid, simulacra or not, but it’s downright weird to discover one with an atomic test. After Linda Moulton Howe’s sojourn to Turkey to explore Gobekli Tepe, she found some intel cooling its heels in her inbox. This is just the tip of the iceberg on one of the most downplayed stories of 2012. Her interview with Douglas Alan Mutschler is enlightening. At The Anomalist, we wonder if Linda had a chance to visit Karakiz whose Ancient Life-Size Lion Statues Baffle Scientists. These monuments are important, establishing a record of the now-extinct Asiatic lion along with the mystery behind their purpose. Owen Jarus has the straight dope on these carvings while contemplating their place in Hittite heritage.
Some secrets have remained secret after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the former East Berlin, near a favorite holiday spot, is the German analogue to Nessie. Appropriately named ‘Nessi’, this lake monster has claimed a victim or two as recently as 2008. Regardless of the nature of the beast, Leah McDonnell cautions those who will plumb Schlachtensee’s depths. It’s safer to tromp around the wilderness, seeking out the elusive sasquatch. Steven Streufert is beside himself posting a News Flash: PGF Site Expedition. Pics of the plucky band of adventurers, with anecdotes, begin the story of the adventure seeking the site of the Patterson-Gimlin film. More mysterious is Tony Morrill’s quarry, The Dover Demon. Sighted only once, compared to the scores of bigfoot and Nessie, this cryptid remains a bugbear in more than one sense.
“Is it possible to accurately visualize the future in one’s dreams?” asks Dr. Franklin Ruehl. He reports on the research of noted parapsychological investigator Brad Steiger who peeked into the subconscious Mark Twain and Charles Dickens and coaxed out the dream’s details which haunted these men. Nowadays, people can find themselves faced with otherworldly phenomena and capture a picture which tells more than a thousand words. Greg Newirk dips into the Who Forted? Mail Bag: Reader Sends Ghostly Image from Maine Military Fort. A grainy image reminiscent of reality TV running-around-in-the-dark programming is compelling. What do you make of it?