- Loren Coleman reports on an alarming number of deaths and near-misses among Mothman researchers and museum staff in West Virginia.
- How Carlos Castaneda fooled the world. Wish I knew that last month when I bought Castaneda’s The Teachings of don Juan (Amazon US or UK or for free in the Nagual).
- Jason Bellows leads an interesting discussion about lucid dreaming. I bet Greg dreams about TDG every night.
- Michael Prescott ponders reality in his latest blog that may have been written while in the lavatory or shower, locations very conducive to big ideas.
- Thinking too much about hallucinations and reality is a sure way to dream of electric sheep like a Philip K Dick novel, but Anthony North gives it a go.
- Paul Kimball calls for balanced, open-minds — the excluded middle majority — to reassert themselves in UFOlogy. Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
- Take a trip down Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway with Joerg Arnu, but this is a drive where you don’t keep your eyes on the road.
- A radiant UFO was observed for more than half an hour in western Iran last Wednesday night.
- The UFO Iconoclast(s) believe the Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory in New Jersey is a front for the study of UFOs and other esoteric phenomena for military applications.
- NASA plans to probe mysterious ice clouds that hover around the edge of space in the Earth’s polar regions.
- Forget the Aurora Borealis/Australis, Jupiter has auroras bigger than our entire planet. Mindblowing pic.
- Excellent analysis of video and photographs capturing twin black triangle UFOs over Pascoe Vale, Melbourne Australia, which isn’t very far from where I live, but that’s a coincidence …
- Forget Roswell, the UFO incident on Maury Island 60 years ago is still a mystery that’s no closer to being solved.
- One man says three red ships can be seen every night patrolling a portal near the Big Dipper constellation.
- A Malaysian museum has been forced to cancel a popular exhibition on supernatural beings after a fatwa was issued.
- Like the plot of Takashi Miike’s One Missed Call, (Amazon US), residents of Karachi fear receiving a phonecall that damages the central nervous system and splatters your brain. I highly recommend Koji Suzuki’s Ringu (Amazon US or UK) for a similar plot.
- Scientists claim mobile phones are to blame for the alarming disappearance of bees.
- Birds too are disappearing, with fewer songbirds visiting British gardens.
- No more birds and the bees? If a new technique to create human sperm cells from bone marrow gets the green light, will I get my wish of death by snu snu?
- Britain’s fight against drugs — namely cocaine and cannabis — is a total failure according to a scathing report.
- Some researchers, with (no surprise) the US government’s blessing, want to scrap the internet and start again. That’s what I say about human evolution.
- In a new book, Feast: Why Humans Share Food (Amazon US or UK), Prof Martin Jones says families who eat in front of the televison are a natural consequence of evolution. What about TDG news editors who eat in front of their computer?
- Exposure to friendly soil bacteria could improve mood by boosting the immune system just as effectively as antidepressant drugs. I wonder if Greg’s mood improves when the Taylor kids track dirt into the house?
- Another article discusses the increasing number of children diagnosed with food allergies.
- Thank the Gods I’m not allergic to chocolate, but kids continue to slave on cocoa farms in West Africa (where more than half the world’s chocolate is produced) despite a pledge by companies to stop the practice.
- A white cat, nicknamed after TS Elliot’s poem Macavity The Mystery Cat, catches the No 331 bus several mornings a week from the same stop, and jumps off near a fish and chip shop. There’s a cat in my neighbourhood I’ve nicknamed David Bowie, because he has one blue eye and one green eye.
Thanks to Loren Coleman, Baldrick (no relation) and Greg.
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