Radio 04-09-2007

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week's encore edition of The Hilly Rose Show features aerospace historian and writer Peter Merlin with an hour on the infamous Area 51 military base (Real Audio or mp3).

Coast to Coast AM: On Monday George Noory hosts a night of Labor Day Open Lines. Tuesday's guest is Brad Steiger discussing his conclusions that a richly populated Shadow World exists all around us. On Wednesday Col. John Alexander will discuss his latest research into how war in South America is producing more casualties than in Iraq as well as other alarming U.S. security issues, and on Thursday Charlie McCracken will discuss his comprehensive research on the facts of the Mothman sightings, including little known witness accounts. He will be joined by Travis Shortt and Matthew Flemming.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.

Trusted Users

I have created a 'trusted users' group here on TDG, members of whom will not have to fill out the 'captcha' security measures when commenting. I have added the names of users who have commented recently, but obviously will have missed some people. If you comment on stories here on TDG, and would like to be added to this group (to avoid having to fill out the captcha), email me via my name (greg) at dailygrail.com and let me know your username.

News Briefs 03-09-2007

I'd like to go up this stairway to heaven.

Quote of the Day:

When will I begin my life again? One day I'll fly away - leave all this to yesterday. Why live life from dream to dream, and dread the day that dreaming ends?

Lyricist Joseph Leslie Sample. Here are Randy's and Nicole's versions. To hear more from Joe, go here, and click 'Listen to samples'.

Yonaguni Redux

'Tis the week for alternative history theories - in the wake of the Bosnian Pyramid resurrection, and the news about the 'Second Sphinx Theory', we now have Reuters reviving the debate over the site of Yonaguni, in a new article titled "Japan researcher says has found an Asian Atlantis" (video story attached, with footage of the site). Marine geologist Masaaki Kimura claims that it is likely the strange formations found under the water at Yonaguni are the remnants of a ruined, sunken city which may have inspired the legend of Mu.

I mentioned some correspondence with geologist Robert Schoch yesterday concerning the Bosnian Pyramid resurrection, but funnily enough, all three of the 'alternative archaeology' stories this week touch on subjects that Robert has investigated in person - the Sphinx, the Bosnian Pyramid, and Yonaguni. As such, I asked his opinion on the new stories (about the Second Sphinx Theory and Yonaguni), and this was his reply:

Concerning Yonaguni, Kimura seems to be saying the same thing he was ten or more years ago, and I don't see anything in the piece to make me doubt my own conclusion that it is primarily or almost totally natural. Certainly it is not a lost city. Concerning the Two Sphinxes article, I have previously heard (and even toyed with) the notion of a second "Great Sphinx," but I have yet to be convinced. In this article it appears to me that it is being suggested that the second Sphinx would have been near the known Great Sphinx on the eastern edge of the plateau, perhaps next to the so-called Valley Temple. If there was a second Sphinx, I feel it might have been located on the western side of Giza (perhaps in an area now deeply buried with sand).

Thanks to Robert for his input on these 'new' stories.

Weekend Roundup 31-08-2007

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...

Enjoy!

News Briefs 31-08-2007

OMG, Andrew Johns took drugs throughout his career! Drug hysteria descends upon Australia! I'm sure a few beers on the weekend will help relax everyone...

Thanks Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Hell itself is weary of Earth. The son of Darkness cometh now to challenge his right: and seeing all prepared and provided, desires to establish himself a kingdom.

'Murifri' (communicating with John Dee and Edward Kelley)

Bosnian Pyramid Redux

Filip Coppens' new book, titled The New Pyramid Age (Amazon US and UK), is now available. As part of his research he recently traveled to Bosnia to check out the alleged Bosnian Pyramid. Surprisingly (given that our good friend, geologist Robert Schoch, last year concluded the 'pyramid' was a natural formation), Filip (as well as Bosnian officialdom) is resurrecting the claim that the 'Bosnian Pyramid' is artificial:

In 2006, a limited amount of work had been carried out, and I can understand why some geologists – those without an agenda or an axe to grind – spoke out for the natural origins of the site. But more recent visitors – tourists and experts alike – are confronted with an ever growing body of evidence, which is stretching the possibility of everything being “freaks of nature” to and beyond the breaking point. Hence, the Russian academic and geophysicist Prof. Dr. Oleg Khavroshkin is typical of those who now come and conclude that "the structures in Visoko are not natural formations".

It is also why on July 9, 2007, members of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, headed by Premier Nedzad Brankovic, paid a visit to the various sites and unanimously gave their full support to the foundation and its research project. It means that from 2008 onwards, the foundation will be allowed access to state funding; so far, the work has been largely carried out by private donations and sponsorship – and good will.

Filip's article has some good photographs, as well as plenty of information about the site. However, before anyone gets ahead of themselves, it's worth pointing out that Robert Schoch - commenting on these new developments to me in an email - says that in his opinion "anyone who has some geological background can figure out from the photographs in his article, and [the facts] he relates, that the so-called Bosnian pyramids are natural." For more information about Robert's own investigation on site, see this article on his new website, and/or our exclusive news feature in Sub Rosa Issue 6.

In any case though, Filip's upcoming book looks very interesting - it's been a while since pyramids around the world were a 'hot topic' here on TDG (ironically, the last time was probably when discussing Robert Schoch's book Voyages of the Pyramid Builders) - and you can read about more of the topics in The New Pyramid Age on Filip's website, where there are a number of articles related to the subject matter.

News Briefs 30-08-2007

Happy birthday to my beautiful Isis!

Quote of the Day:

When a person identifies himself with a group his critical faculties are diminished and his passions enhanced by a kind of emotive resonance. The individual is not a killer, the group is, and by identifying with it, the individual becomes one. This is the infernal dialect reflected in man's history.

Arthur Koestler

Two Sphinxes

There's an interesting story in the Daily News Egypt, about an Egyptologist claiming that there were originally two Sphinxes on the Giza Plateau:

El Shammaa pointed out that the Dream Stela carved by Thutmosis IV clearly depicted two sphinxes. The inventory Stela exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo did the same. The display showed that King Cheops — builder of the Great Pyramid — had undertaken the task of restoring the damage to the Sphinx’s neck caused by lightening.

“Examination of the Sphinx revealed that damage in its neck, matching the measurements mentioned in the inventory Stela, had been restored. But we also discover that, besides the Sphinx’s neck, the lightening destroyed a sycamore tree as well as an object between the tree and the Sphinx whose remains have settled behind the Valley Temple.

“The Endeavor Satellite released by Nasa over the Pyramids Plateau confirmed the finding. But it makes a lot of sense that lightening could have damaged the Sphinx because the statue was often depicted wearing a double metal crown that must have conducted the shock to the neck,” stated El Shammaa.

It's an idea that I've casually contemplated previously, based on the fact that a number of Egyptian depictions of Sphinxes (though not necessarily that of Giza) show two, rather than one. Please note however that I'm unsure of the background of this particular Egyptologist - in any case, you can find more information at his website on the 'Second Sphinx Theory'.

News Briefs 28-08-2007

Archaeology, UFOs, ghosts, and Middle Eastern crises: plenty for everyone.

Quote of the Day:

No one can predict how deep the decline in Western economies that is underway will go, because there is so little transparent information. Within the U.S., the government is hiding the severity of the crisis in order to prevent a collapse of consumer confidence.

from an article by Richard C. Cook for Global Research, August 28th 2007