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You’re gonna love today’s news.

  • A new study claims many of the Giza Pyramids’ stone blocks are made of concrete.
  • A Londonderry man claims in his new book that the Pyramids of Giza were built circa 800BC. Empire of Thebes, by Emmet Sweeney (Amazon US or UK).
  • A man has been arrested in France after advertising what he claims to be a lock of hair stolen from the mummy of Ramses II. So that’s why Zahi wears a hat.
  • A new theory suggests Stonehenge was a healing site.
  • A Roman sarcophagus discovered near Trafalgar Square could lead to the map of Roman London being redrawn.
  • A 1700-year-old stone tablet inscribed with an ancient curse aimed at a thief is one of many treasures excavated in Leicester.
  • A complex of tombs found under a pyramid in Peru offer clues to the mystery of a thousand-year-old pre-Incan culture. Includes pic of a tumi knife.
  • China has passed laws for the first time protecting the Great Wall, banning graffiti and driving on the wall. Blame Lara Croft.
  • More than 200 monuments at Delphi that were listed in a 1920s survey have since disappeared.
  • Experts say that Zoroaster’s Kaba will collapse if plans for the construction of a railroad near the ancient monuments continues.
  • The construction of a damn in northeastern India has been delayed by locals who claim it threatens a sacred lake holding the sword of a mythical hero.
  • The Book of THoTH has an interesting article discussing whether Vimanas of Ancient India were flying machines.
  • A Russian doctor of philosophy maintains that the mythical land of Hyperborea exists somewhere in the Arctic.
  • Russian officials apparently reported a UFO fell out of the sky and burned on impact somewhere in the taiga of East Siberia. A bit late with their news in Russia, Tunguska happened in 1908.
  • A Different Perspective discusses some of the best photographs of UFOs ever taken.
  • But it’s hard to please some UFOlogists — one pic is too fuzzy, while another is too clear to be true.
  • Does the Bayer stone head found in New York in 1932 depict the legendary Windigo from Native American folklore?
  • A 500-year-old document lists witchcraft and fairies as causes of death. One man was turned into a newt, but got better.
  • A researcher has found a link between lunar cycles and the stock market.
  • A 2005 article published in Scientific American by Christof Koch asking if “reality” is merely a movie inside our heads? If your brain can tap into the future, then you already know the answer to that.
  • Put this list of public parapsychology research centres next to the one containing emergency numbers and next of kin.
  • If you’re near Richmond, Virginia, why not check out the Virginia Paranormal Conference, hosted by the CPRI?
  • Japanese psychic Masako Mitaki endorses a new range of psychic USB memory sticks. Unidentified Supernatural Bullsh*t perhaps?
  • A professor has found chemicals gave the Stradivarius violins their uniquely beautiful sound.
  • Stephen Hawking says humans must colonize other planets if the species is to survive. He’s like a dog with a bone regarding this issue.
  • Astrobiologists ask if the Earth could be host to an undiscovered Shadow Biosphere, alternative forms of microbial life.
  • A meteorite that hit a lake is older than our Solar System.
  • Scientists have levitated small animals using sound. They’re looking for small children to volunteer, Greg.
  • Speaking of exhausted website administrators, is there an exhaustion epidemic? I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease last week, which explains my tiredness.

Thanks Kat and Pam.

Quote of the Day:

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.

Thomas Merton