This should be enough news to keep you kids out of trouble for a while:
- New World Order is a brilliant new comic about a group of truthseekers called the Third Army, exploring such themes as secret societies, occult, UFOs and government/religious conspiracies. I hope to interview NWO's creators soon.
- The disturbing Holosonic billboard advertises Paranormal State, a reality-tv show about the Paranormal Research Society.
- An interview with Ryan Buell, star of Paranormal State.
- But is Paranormal State any good? It's awful, according to this review.
- Turn off the tv, and read Shadow World by Brad Steiger (Amazon US or UK), Daimonic Reality by Patrick Harpur (Amazon US or UK), The Mothman Prophecies by John A. Keel (Amazon US), Memoirs of a Monster Hunter by Nick Redfern (Amazon US or UK), or TDG's very own Darklore. That should cover your Christmas shopping.
- Tajikstan is cracking down on witch-craft and fortune-telling.
- 150 surgical instruments have been found in an ancient Roman doctor's surgery.
- Two massive Viking halls were discovered beneath the Borre mounds in Norway.
- Viking farms in Iceland tell a cautionary tale on climate change.
- Archaeologists uncovered a 2000-year-old mansion believed to have been the home of Queen Helene of Adiabene.
- Philip Coppens discusses Russia's twin 'pyramids' near Vladivostok: a sacred Shamanic site that could shed light on Japan's Shinto and Ainu?
- An excellent article exploring the Ainu and the Jomon of Japan.
- Physicists use muons generated by cosmic rays to probe the interior of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán. Hrmm, that'd make a good scifi plot...
- Another stone sphere, 1.1 meters in diameter, has been found in Costa Rica.
- I bet Lloyd Pye will want to wear a fedora when he sees the alien-like skull in the Indiana Jones 4 movie poster. Indiana von Daniken?
- According to this oddly-fonted website, the Nahual is the most feared creature of Mexican folklore. Nahual are actually protective spirits, animal alter-egos, each human having their own personal Nahual. Red Pill Junkie might know more.
- Erowid goes non-profit (no, that does not mean they are giving out drugs for free).
- What strange things float above our heads? Not haloes, nor pigeons I hope.
- Spend a day at Iceland's Elf School, a country where 54% of the population believe in otherworldly beings.
- The owners of a house in Ohio report strange shadow people on the stairs.
- Bruce Duensing explores alien abductions and possession.
- The box at the end of the world: homespun efforts to contact the spirit world.
- America's top scientists are pushing for presidential candidates to detail how their administrations would treat science. Coming soon to FOX: America's Next Top Scientist! Or Scientific Idol?
- A NASA spaceprobe has taken stunning images of Earth's highest and most mysterious clouds.
- The Grail mission isn't Greg boldly going where he hasn't gone before, but is NASA's plans to study the Moon's lumpy interior.
- Is it an optical illusion, or does this video (with Art Bell commentary) show an object belching smoke on the moon?
- A prehistoric fungus found in ancient amber lassoed its prey. Dubya's ancestor?
- South Korean scientists have genetically modified three kittens so they appear fluorescent under UV light. That'd be handy with my black calico cat.
- In Japan, they've genetically modified a mouse so it isn't afraid of cats. Now they need to make the cat not want to eat the mouse. Science is a can of worms.
- Cat survives being bitten by a copperhead snake wrapped around her neck.
- Firemen refuse to rescue a cat stuck up a tree for 10 days, saying it's a myth they do that sort of thing.
- How did a window-washer survive a 47-storey fall? The Mythbusters got it wrong.
Quote of the Day:
Today, nothing is more important to the future and credibility of science than liberation from the gravity-driven universe of prior theory. A mistaken supposition has not only prevented intelligent and sincere investigators from seeing what would otherwise be obvious, it has bred indifference to possibilities that could have inspired the sciences for decades.
David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill, from 'Thunderbolts of the Gods'(Amazon US).