So much great news posted at TDG the past week, I hope you have room for more.
- It’s been a year since the Chicago O’Hare UFO incident, but does anyone remember? We have memories like elephants at TDG.
- Er, I forget what my next link was going to be.
- Experts from seven countries will call on the US Government to divulge what it knows about UFOs at a panel discussion next Monday.
- The folk at UFO Media Matters had a great night listening to presentations by UFOlogist Budd Hopkins. With video of Dr Steven Greer at the X Conference 2007.
- If you’re considering a holiday, try Templar Trails, taking you to Rosslyn Chapel and other sacred sites.
- Here’s one for Ragnar: Loren Coleman discusses the Flatwoods Monster, with a plethora of pics. It’s a cyborg-nun.
- What’s either the spawn of the Jersey Devil, a Fiji Mermaid, or a deformed flying squirrel was found in an attic.
- Historical evidence shows rampant belief in the undead among early New England settlers. And today’s voters.
- Secrets of the lost ouija boards: looking back on 40 years of contacting the other side. Jumanji meets Poltergeist.
- Parahunt is a team of self-confessed paranormal hobbyists who enjoy helping people out with their demonic possessions and narky poltergeists.
- They have a ton of electronic equipment, but this team of East Texas ghost hunters are missing Bill Murray.
- An experiment involving a robot called QRIO shows kids aged between 18 and 24 months treated it as an equal. Let’s see what happens when we take away the puppy.
- Astronomers have announced the discovery of a fifth extrasolar planet circling the star 55 Cancri, a mere 41 light years away. Great media at this site.
- Beijing plans to launch a space station by 2020, and is also setting up a third research base in Antarctica. All your base are belong to us.
- Did you know Philip K. Dick used the I Ching to write his novel The Man In The High Castle (Amazon US or UK)?
- An 800-year-old ship lying on the seabed off the coast of China will be salvaged, including its priceless cargo.
- The 1800-year-old seal of a Chinese king has been made public by a man claiming to be his 75th descendant. Sucks to be the 76th.
- In Taoism, Peng-lai is an island in the East China Sea, where the mushrooms of immortality grow. It’s also a mystical mountain in mainland China.
- Horai is the Japanese name for Peng-lai, and you can read the folktale collected by Lafcadio Hearn. Horai is mentioned in The Dream of Akinosuke.
- Archaeologists working near Stonehenge have uncovered what they believe is the largest Neolithic settlement ever discovered in Northern Europe.
- Researching plant intelligence at the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology. Vegan employees get paid extra.
- October in the USA saw a record 87 tornadoes in a 3-day period. Munchkins are complaining about the increase in foreign refugees.
- Missing for five years, a lost cat is found the day after her canine friend passes away.
Quote of the Day:
Personally, if someone digs me up in a thousand years, I hope there’s a curse on them, too.
Agent Mulder, The X-Files