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It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.

  • An Australian Federal Police officer has been suspended for consulting a psychic over assassination threats against Prime Minister John Howard. Tony Blair reads tea leaves, Kim Jong II consults the I Ching, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeks shathiyats, George W. Bush visits the Oracle of Delphi … why are my fellow Australians so damn skeptical?
  • Ten years after the Port Arthur massacre, a Melbourne mum reveals she had a premonition of her daughter’s death.
  • It’s all happening in my part of the world, it seems. After 40 years, a group of Melbourne UFO witnesses reunite to discuss what they experienced.
  • Are UFOs a modern phenomenon, or are they part of our world’s history?
  • Mysterious lights hovering over crop circles were caught on film, and shown for the first time at the 11th annual Unexplained Mysteries conference at Dorchester on Sunday. No conference reports yet, so stay tuned for Greg’s Tuesday news.
  • Paranormal researcher Alan Foster says mysterious spheres of light are on the increase, and could be souls, or beings from other realms.
  • A Chinese man is auctioning his soul for sale on the internet. I wish the internet was around when I sold mine.
  • China is seeking answers to the mystery of Peking Man’s disappearance. He wasn’t sold on Ebay, that’s for sure.
  • It’s a new quest for China, recovering stolen artifacts from collectors and blackmarket dealers. Fantastic article.
  • The discovery of Sueki ceramics dating to the late fourth century, is causing a rethink of ancient Japan’s trade with Korea.
  • Archaeologists are unable to fully excavate a pre-hispanic pyramid found in Mexico City because it’s the sight of a grisly Crucifixion of Christ reenactment ritual. Here’s another article describing the 1500-year-old pyramid in more detail.
  • Zahi Hawass discusses the limits of new science techniques in deciphering the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. I wish one of these interviewers will ask Zahi what’s going on with the Pyramid shafts.
  • A lost gospel says Jesus asked Judas to betray him. It’s only a matter of time before the lost gospels of Bono are found.
  • A blue ring has been discovered around Uranus. A witty remark would be too obvious for this one.
  • Analysis of the first lunar soil collected by Neil Armstrong has thrown what we know about the Sun into disarray.
  • Astronaut Andy Thomas is pushing a $150 million project to turn the Woomera rocket range into an international spaceport for tourists. I love the idea, but I already get free rides from my bedroom.
  • Professor predicts human time-travel will be achieved this century, but you already knew that. Wait a second, why did he clarify it as “human” time-travel? Where’d that cat come from?

Quote of the Day:

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.

David Bohm