2017 Round-Up: The Most Weird and Wonderful Stories of the Past YearBy Gregon Monday, January 1st Happy New Year to all you fabulous Grailers! Before we depart on our journey into 2018, let’s take a look at the most weird and wonderful stories we covered here in the last 12 months: Scientists found a suspected hidden chamber within the Great Pyramid. Billionaire Robert Bigelow told 60 Minutes that there is “an existing extraterrestrial presence on Earth“. A study uncovered common words that appear to have survived from a mother language that existed during the last Ice Age. A study found that memories of near-death experiences (NDEs) are more real than real memories. Astronomers scrambled for their telescopes in May, as the ‘alien megastructure’ star began its weird dimming again. Boston Dynamics’ “Atlas” robot can now do backflips. Two scientific papers suggested that a catastrophic extraterrestrial impact event occurred 12,000 years ago. Researchers asked if engravings at Göbekli Tepe recorded a catastrophic comet strike 12,000 years ago. Another Göbekli Tepe story making headlines: Archaeologists believe it was the site of an ancient ‘skull cult’. Submarine attacked by giant sharks at a depth of 2500 feet. A sensational article in the New York Times in December revealed the existence of a secret government UFO program. A new theory suggested that the Great Sphinx is older than believed, and guards a hidden chamber. Plants can count and communicate, despite not having a brain. Earthquake lights were observed during Mexico’s 8.2 tremor. The National Archives released its final ‘JFK assassination files’ – but President Trump ordered some files to be held back. Researchers found evidence for brain activity up to 10 minutes after the time of death. A new scientific paper suggested the legendary ‘Wow!’ signal may have been a comet, not a signal from extraterrestrials. More than half of all Americans now believe there was an advanced ancient civilization like Atlantis. Researchers uncovered the most frequent elements of near-death experiences (NDEs), and the order in which they occur. Scientists asked if the answer to the Fermi Paradox might be that advanced aliens are like Lovecraftian ‘Old Ones’, sleeping through eons. Hundreds of mysterious, ancient stone structures were ‘discovered’ in Saudi Arabia. A researcher claimed that advances in biotechnology could end human civilization within decades. A Chilean UFO video stumped experts – but was it just a jet? Archaeologists found ‘forest cities’ that are at least 45,000 years old. Controversial claims surfaced about an ‘alien mummy’ discovered at Nazca, Peru. The mysterious Voynich Manuscript was decoded, yet again. A TV broadcast was interrupted by an ’emergency message’ featuring an alleged caller from Area 51. Archaeologists discovered ancient henge-like geoglyphs hidden under the Amazon forest. Multiple glitches in the Matrix discovered: a 1950s TV show featuring a fraudster named Trump who promised a wall; a 1949 sci-fi novel that named the leader of Martian civilization as ‘Elon’; and a 19th century sci-fi novel about a boy named Baron Trump who travels to Russia. If you enjoyed all the above content, please consider supporting us on Patreon, or with a one-off payment via PayPal/credit card (full details here): You can donate to the Daily Grail through PayPal (using your credit card, or PayPal account if you have one), below: Choose Your Support Bronze (1 Token) $5.00 USDSilver (2 Tokens) $10.00 USDGold (5 Tokens) $20.00 USDPlatinum (12 Tokens) $40.00 USD Thanks for any support you can offer – let’s have some fun in twenty-eighteen!