I’m so sick I’ve completely lost my voice. I can only make wheezing sounds not unlike a Victorian mansion’s rusty iron gate blown by chilly winds off moonlit, fog-shrouded moors. My head feels like it’s filled with congealed porridge, so I’ll have to watch out for Scottish zombies. It could be a gypsy curse, or because a cat sneezed in my face last week. I may be feverish, but said cat is right now telling me to get on with the news…
- Trust no one, Agent Tornquist — a brilliant 206-page 15.50MB pdf of Norwegian UFO files and photos.
- Heroes creator Tim Kring writing series of novels about a man who gains superpowers after participating in the CIA’s LSD experiments of the 1960s.
- Santo Daime, an ayahuasca religion, is spreading to Britain. The Green Man returns, and Brown will be seeing red.
- According to Nature, 20% of scientists surveyed admit to using ‘cognitive enhancing’ drugs. How many cups of coffee a day, Greg?
- Brain scanners can see your decisions before you make them. I can’t decide if I want one or not.
- Why the Dawkins army must be stopped: creating art from faith.
- At 78, a leading scientist hasn’t given up on finding the holy grail of physics — the God particle.
- Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century. I’m glad my nephew is named Noah.
- A Norway spruce in Sweden is almost 10’000 years old. It’s home to retired squirrels.
- Nick Redfern talks about eight-foot-tall, hairy man beasts with glowing red eyes prowling the English woods. Do you have an alibi, Anthony?
- A pontianak, a Malaysian vampire woman, is scaring villagers. I’ve got a scary image of Hillary driving a Pontiac.
- Perhaps we can introduce her to Popobawa, a man-raping winged monster.
- Can reports of giant human fossils be trusted, or are they just tall tales?
- The awesome Regan Lee has a new blog dedicated to the Mothman mystery.
- Mothman is not to be confused with the equally creepy Hat Man and other types of Shadow Beings.
- Brad Steiger writes about true encounters with shadow beings in his book Shadow World (Amazon US or UK).
- I confess to not having read the following two articles, because I have a phobia of freaky haunted dolls and spirits who attach themselves to dolls. *shudders*
- A Vatican excorcist gives an inside look at the Devil and demonic possessions.
- An intriguing, if disturbing, interview with demonologist Kenneth Deel.
- Rupert Sheldrake bravely talks about getting stabbed, and the healing process.
- Archaeology Magazine has a very skeptical feature on the legend of the crystal skulls, which inspired the new Indiana Jones movie.
- I’m thinking Lloyd Pye’s Starchild Skull provided the inspiration to George Lucas.
- Mystery of the Crystal Skulls is a fantastic book by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas (Amazon US or UK) that will woo the open-minded and make the skeptics go woo-woo.
Quote of the Day:
Descartes believed the only kind of mind was the conscious mind. Then Freud reinvented the unconscious. Then Jung said it’s not just a personal unconscious but a collective unconscious. Morphic resonance shows us that our very souls are connected with those of others and bound up with the world around us.
Rupert Sheldrake, from an interview with Salon (Nov. 23 1999)