Build yourself a bonfire on this Samhain night and remember those who have passed on into the Great Beyond.
- Archaeology Magazine has an article about the Flores discoveries. Would anyone like to guess what happened approximately 12’000 years ago that saw the fossil record of the Flores people stop?
- The Malay Archipelago will be the focus of expeditions for years to come as scientists begin plotting to the next Flores Man discovery.
- The Flores discovery may never have been made public. Anyone remember the Palmer Report?
- A Scottish Professor plans to study environment changes that may have affected the Flores Man’s evolution. He should read Stephen Oppenheimer’s book, Eden In The East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia, available at Amazon (US or UK).
- The Flores species may still exist, known as Ebu Gogo to local villagers. Ebu Gogo literally means grandmother who eats anything.
- If we made contact with surviving Homo floresiensis, how would we treat them? Post your thoughts.
- Have you heard of Jeffrey Hudson? Tinier than Homo Floresiensis, he made a big impact on the English royal court of 1626. Lord Minimus is available from Amazon (US or UK).
- Sumatra’s orang-pendek may be another surviving descendent of the Flores people. Occultopedia has a little information.
- Was “Atlantis” located near Indonesia? Dr Sunil Prasannan believes Sundaland is the perfect candidate.
- China continues its internet crackdown, even fining the parents of children caught playing violent computer games.
- Does U2’s deal with Apple iPod signal the end of cds? Happy birthday to Larry Mullen Jnr, by the way.
- Stardust at the bottom of the ocean may have kick-started the evolution of life.
- The risk of tidal waves drowning North America’s east coast due to volcanic eruptions in the Canary Islands is overhyped, according to experts.
- Titan is a moon made of mysteries within mysteries.
- Strange patterns of pits may indicate seismic activity is reshaping Mars.
- Are you tired of cheesy popsong mobile ringtones? Wild animal mating calls will soon be joining the chorus.
- The blackmarket of online roleplaying computer games. I must finish the news soon, TDG is severely draining the power crystals of my virtual wife.
- Are fans of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, using dynamite to search for hidden treasure at the Rennes-le-Chateau?
- Whitley Strieber asks what is wrong with Washington? The Daily Grail is not a political website, and those of us who work here are a cross-section of many different political opinions.
- Special thoughts to Whitley Strieber and his wife Anne, who is ill with pneumonia; we wish her a safe and swift recovery.
- NASA photo analyst says Bush wore a device.
- With Halloween, comes the usual school bans. Another school has banned Halloween because it is disrespectful to witches.
- A scottish town apologises to 81 witches and their cats, who were executed in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- A church’s ghostly tale of a 19th-century priest.
- The Celtic roots of the commercially sugar-coated Halloween machine. You can read more about the origins of Halloween at Neo-Pagan and About.com. Here’s another good article.
- Witch Vox is a great resource for pagans and wiccans, and the curious. Read about the real origins of Halloween, and the mistakes people make when judging and stereotyping this ancient day of pagan importance.
- Read about the ghostly tea party at Windsor Vest.
- What did Arthur Machen encounter in the Welsh Woods in the late 1890s?
- Psychic divination through the use of coca leaves in Bolivia’s highlands.
- A Chinese farmer has built a UFO. If it’s unidentified, then how could he have built it?
- The most haunted stretch of road in Scotland. Don’t pick up hitchhikers, Cernig.
- Mexico’s army of cats fails to stop plague of rats in a remote mountain village. It’s the feline version of Gallipoli.
Quote of the Day:
Sound loves to revel in a summer night.
Edgar Allan Poe