Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Derinkuyu Underground City

The mysterious Cappadocia Region of Turkey contains over one hundred subterranean man-made settlements. Somewhere in the midst of this region lies an enormous ancient underground city built around 8th century BC by the name of Derinkuyu. It was accidently discovered in the 1960s while a local man was renovating his house.

It could have potentially accommodated up to 50,000 people, not including livestock and food. Small rectangular 55 metre long ventilation shafts similar to ones from the Giza Pyramids were seemingly carved out of rock. Also included in this underground habitat were stables, a chapel, a school, dining rooms, a warehouse, wine and oil pressing rooms, a bar, and water wells from an underground river. They also had a security system in the form of large heavy circular stone doors capable of being closed from the inside only.
It is not quite understood how the ancient locals managed to construct such a massive eleven story excavation, something that would be quite difficult to build in modern day and age. The city is connected to similar underground settlements such as Kaymakli and Tatlarin via ten kilometre tunnels and labyrinths. It seems as if the entire population in the area could have gone underground.

The caves may have served as refuge from war or invasion or possibly severe weather. It would also appear that they might have been used to hide against the encroaching Roman army at a later date in time.

How strange it must have been to have had such a large quantity of people living so deep underground in total darkness, without the luxury of flicking a light switch or use of a running toilet, that concept being somewhat incomprehensible by today’s Western cultures standard of living.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday pick of the week

Will be posting one song every Sunday from now on.
Hurricane Irene has been battering the East Coast for a few days now, hence this one.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Boycott Amazon Dams

Please sign a petition and help thousands of people from Australia, Canada, Mexico,the United States and many other countries protest the Belo Monte mega-dam project in the Amazon jungle. Work has already begun on the third largest dam in the world and is predicted to flood 400,000 hectares (nearly a million acres) of rainforest and displace over 40,000 natives, not to mention its impact on flora and fauna. Belo Monte's reservoirs will generate enormous quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than CO2. 

Here is a great link to a site called Amazon Watch with plenty of information about this disaster in the making.

There are several available websites with petitions.

You can sign a petition here, or here.

Another effective form of protest is tourism. You can boycott the Brazilian Government by not travelling there.

Write a letter to Brazil’s department of tourism here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Is the Axial Seamount caldera about to erupt?

Scientist have begun to monitor the Axial Seamount Volcano situated around 500 kilometres west of the coast of Oregon in the North Pacific Ocean with the help of a recently installed 900km (560 mile) fiber optic cable released on the sea floor to better help scientists understand the area. Axial is a rectangular shaped caldera roughly around 3km by 8km (or 2 X 5 miles in size). This is one of the most active volcanic areas in the Pacific Ocean.
402 microseismic events were reported in 1994 in a two month period and there has been evidence that the large caldera has been inflating since the small 1998 eruption. There was another predicted small eruption in April 2011.

Could there be a connection between undersea volcanic eruptions deep in the Pacific and recent reports of sulphur odours in the air from California all the way up to Vancouver Island?
Could we possibly be looking at a full scale eruption in the near future?

For the second day now, The ROPOS Dive Robot will be moving along the seafloor at nearly 2,000 metres (6,561 feet) deep and will be available as an online live feed here. (Weather permitting)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Morgellons Fibres & Chemtrails

(Not for the faint of heart.)

Morgellons is a real disease, barely a decade old, and seemingly right out of a science fiction horror movie. Very few people have even heard of it. Many experts deny the disease even exists. Legendary Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell suffers from it.

A skin disease in which fibres of various colours form on or under the skin, not to mention many other very disturbing symptoms. Very little is known about this condition, and doctors seem unsure as to whether or not it is contagious (though it most likely is, as entire families have contracted it). It has been detected in over 15 countries, including every state in the US, with the worst affected areas being California, Texas and Florida. It might be on the verge of becoming a pandemic.

One patient described that she felt as if insects were crawling on her. The skin on her arms, legs and face erupted into lesions, harbouring what looked like small eggs and creatures with flagella; and stiff, white, cotton-like threads emerged from her thighs.

So why is the World Health Organisation not acknowledging this illness? And why is there no urgency in studying it?

There appears to be a possible connection between Morgellons and chemtrails. Chemtrails were first noticed around mid to late 90's and the first case of Morgellons surfaced around 2002. On many occasions, fibres falling from the sky below chemtrails were analyzed in labs and shown to be very similar to those appearing in lesions on the skin of a sufferer.

When I first heard of chemtrails, I thought it was a joke, better left to the extreme paranoid. After all, how could any government manage to keep this a secret for so many years? Someone would eventually come out and tell the truth, right? The question here is why would any Government want to harm its population? That would make our leaders very sick and morbid individuals.

One website reported:

"Investigative reporter Will Thomas has reported findings of over 300 types of virally mutated fungi in a chemtrail fall out. The Idaho Observer has reported findings of 26 metals including barium, aluminum and uranium, a variety of infectious pathogens and chemicals and drugs including sedatives. Dr. R. Michael Castle reports the finding of cationic polymer fibres. Dr Hildegarde Staninger and Dr. Rahim Karjoom have reported findings of tiny parasitic nematode eggs of some type encased in the fibers. Additionally Drs. Staninger and Karjoom and researcher Jan Smith have reported findings of self-replicating nano-machines and rivers of silicon running wild through the bodies of the Morgellons infected. Researcher Clifford Carnicom has reported finding chemtrails fibers & abnormal blood cells that are an exact match with the bizarre fibers & blood cells found in those suffering from Morgellons Disease."
Nano-fiber chemtrail infection as some people call it, could be coming to a neighbourhood near you.

If you wish to donate to fund research for a cure, you can do so at The Carnicom Institute.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Windsor, Ontario rumblings

Mysterious earth rumblings have been on the increase as of late. This one specific story comes from my own province here in Canada and was recently reported in many newspapers across the Country.

Dalson Chen, Postmedia News.

For months, residents of south and west Windsor have been wondering and worrying about vibrations of unknown origin. And now, those mysterious rumblings under the city have found a new believer — the city's Ward 10 Coun. Al Maghnieh, who says it's time to start taking the phenomenon seriously. 

"It's very present and real," he said. Maghnieh added that those who think the phenomenon is a joke or that its proponents are "crazy" need to grasp the implications in terms of health and the environment. 

"I mean, it's actually scary to think that this is going on and we still can't pinpoint what it is," he said. "This is potentially very dangerous."

Maghnieh said he first started receiving calls from concerned citizens back in March. But it wasn't until the early hours of Friday morning — when he'd arranged to visit the homes of rumble witnesses — that he experienced the sensation himself.

"It's a very sharp, consistent rumble sound," Maghnieh said. "Sometimes it's like a hum." The city councillor said that at one point, he put a half-full water bottle on the ground and could see the vibrations causing ripples on the water's surface. At another point, he could hear the aluminum siding of a house rattle due to the vibrations.

"It was very obvious. It was very evident," Maghnieh said. "It sent shivers up my spine."

Maghnieh said he's so far received about two dozen calls and a half-dozen emails from different people in his ward with complaints about the rumble. When he followed up on some of the recent reports, two homeowners agreed to let him on their properties and investigate. The time period between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. was chosen because that's when the vibrations are reportedly the most distinct. "I don't know if it's stronger then or not. Maybe it's just because it's quieter outside," Maghnieh said.

Although the Ministry of the Environment has studied the matter and has ruled out industrial sources, Maghnieh said there needs to be further and fuller investigation. "You can't have hundreds of people just imagining these things," Maghnieh said. "We need resources. We need co-operation. We need somebody assigned to this."

Now Maghnieh is preparing a map of his ward to track the location of the rumblings, with radii indicating where the rumblings have been the strongest.

It might not be long until the issue hits Maghnieh even closer to home: He recently finalized purchase of a house on Everts Avenue, and some of the rumbling reports he's received are from fellow Everts Avenue residents. "On my own street," Maghnieh exclaimed. "On my new driveway, my first day arriving at my home — three different residents from three different homes came to welcome me to the neighbourhood, and the first thing they said was: 'There are rumblings here. It's bad.'"

Maghnieh said he doesn't regret buying the house. "In fact, now I'm even more motivated to get to the bottom of this."

© Copyright (c) The Windsor Star

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Operation Facebook

To all Facebook addicts out there, you might want to consider weaning off your addiction since there is a chance it might be game over as of November 5th 2011 (a date that is synonymous with a bank holiday by the name Guy Fawkes in the UK). Anonymous' latest interest has become the popular social networking site. The famous hacktivist group have proven again and again that the best of firewalls is no match for their hacking prowess, or is it?

Some anonymous members spoke out against the proposed attack saying the hackers involved in the planned 'Operation Facebook' action aren't representative of the whole, but then again, it is more of an amorphous mass than an actual group. Facebook has not commented on the minacious threat as of yet, perhaps because of fear and not wanting to “kick the proverbial hornet’s nest”.

They claim the site has been selling personal data to various governments and that all information is retained, even after cancelling an account. (I personally know a woman whose face appeared on an ad for a dating site without her legal consent shortly after joining FB). There is no doubt that facebook has been criticized in the past over such issues. This threat does not appear to be targeted directly at members or stealing personal details.

Guy Fawkes is apparently in the process of creating a website called ‘Anon Plus Social Network’, an odd move since there is a fine line between hard to trace illegal online covert action and creating an all-out public website. One would think that this soon to be released site may not be so popular due to fear of people joining (Anon has been labelled a terrorist group).

Only time will tell!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


The Amazon Rainforest is seven million square kilometers (1 billion acres) in size and consists of half of the world’s rainforest, giving it the title ‘lungs of the planet’. One in ten species on the planet call the Amazon home, including 2.5 million types of insects; over 40 thousand types of plants; countless species of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles; not to mention the countless more that have yet to be discovered. 

Deforestation of the Amazon started in the early 1960s, and today the rainforest is vanishing at a rate of 1.5 acre every second, and at that rate, it could virtually disappear in the next 40 years. Over 140 species are going extinct every day, possibly eliminating plant genomes that could cure cancer or other diseases. One fifth of our freshwater and more than 20 percent of the oxygen on our planet is generated from the rainforest.

When rainforests are burned or cleared, large amounts of gases are released into the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide along with other greenhouse gases, and are altering the earth's radiative balance, resulting in an increase in severe climate change.

It is time for humanity to stop flirting with disaster. If you would like to contribute to saving the Amazon Rainforest, it can easily be done by switching whatever online search engine you might use on a regular basis (such as Google) with Ecosia.

Ecosia was first introduced in 2009 by Christian Kroll as a simple tool to help save the rainforest. As stated on their website: "... it lets an essential and routine task – searching the web – double as an ecological contribution: not only are Ecosia search emissions offset, but every click on a sponsored ad within Ecosia translates into either cents for the environment - or cents for generating more cents for the environment." Ecosia donates 80% of this income to support WWF's work in the Amazon, and have so far donated around $400,000 to the cause.

So something as simple as clicking on the links above or the one below can help save the Amazon and our planet.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Déjà Vu

I was just about to post a different story when I decided to grab a bite to eat, went to the kitchen and BANG! Had a flash of déjà vu, prompting me to change the subject of the day.

Ever have that uncanny feeling that you have lived a certain moment in time before? Or the feeling that you’ve been there, done that, in a dream perhaps? That sudden and fleeting ‘out of sync’ feeling can be so intense at times that it can send a chill down your spine. Some people can experience either fear or joy as a result.

Wikipedia describes it as the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation, even though the exact circumstances of the previous encounter are uncertain and were perhaps imagined and is usually accompanied by a compelling sense of familiarity. There are 3 different types: 1- Déjà vécu ('already experienced or lived through'); 2- Déjà senti ('already felt'); and 3- Déjà visité ('already visited'). Over two-thirds of adults report having had at least one déjà vu experience. People with vivid imaginations or those who travel frequently are more prone to them, oddly enough. It rarely ever lasts more than a few seconds.

Scientists and Psychiatrists have come up with numerous theories regarding the cause of déjà vu such as it being the result of a glitch in the brain, recognition memory, people's brains register impressions and images well before they are aware of what they have seen, or even a theory that the optical and neural paths from the two eyes may be slightly different, just to name a few. However it is impossible to prove any such theories any more, than let’s say life after death for example.

I, for one, would rather look at a less scientific side of this mysterious sense of familiarity as opposed to giving psychiatrists all the fun and glory of debunking it.

First of all, let’s look at an interesting fact: Can a blind person experience this unusual sensation? Apparently YES. University of Leeds researchers have reported the first case of a blind person experiencing déjà vu through smell, hearing and touch. Some people believe they are recollections from past lives. What about time shift theory? Or the theory that time is an illusion? Could we somehow jump a millisecond into the future? Is it our consciousness’ way to find and sync up with another reality for a very short period of time?

Interesting concepts to say the least.

"I never think of the future.
It comes soon enough."
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spiral UFO Update

I came across the following stories recently that made me want to update a previous post I had made regarding the Norway Spiral UFO.

Story #1
(AFP) – June 4, 2010

SYDNEY — A bright spiralling light, believed by astronomers to be a rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, was spotted in skies across Australia's east coast just before dawn Saturday, sparking a UFO frenzy.

Described by some witnesses as a "lollipop-type swirl", the cloud of light was seen over country's three easternmost provinces -- New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory -- shortly before sunrise.

"It had a distinct bright centre, much like a bright star ... (with) trails spiralling and fattening out from it," Canberra resident James Butcher told broadcaster ABC of the spectacle, which he said lasted two or three minutes.

Other witnesses likened the spectacular phenomenon, footage of which was quick to hit the Internet, to a "huge revolving moon" with a swirl in the middle, or an illuminated cloud moving high and fast above the horizon.

"It certainly had that lollipop-type swirl ... but it was travelling low and fairly fast, and as it went past me and I looked up, it looked like a row of lights, maybe four lights," one Brisbane resident said.

Story #2

An article written in ‘The handbook of unusual natural phenomena’ by William R Corliss in 1977 bears a striking resemblance to recent photos and videos that surfaced on the web about a strange looking vortex appearing over Norway.

The article states that "... ascending rockets punch detectable holes in the ionosphere and are sometimes heard hundreds of miles away. Rockets that release this much energy must also produce visible effects as the engines hot exhaust gases expand into the rarefied upper atmosphere and ionosphere. High-altitude winds blow the glowing exhaust plumes into fantastic shapes visible over great distances.

The NASA Centaur 2 launch on November 27th 1963 instigated several reports of strange luminous phenomena from ships far off the Florida coast. On the M.V. Wendover, bound from Dakar to Cape Town, the captain and many of the crew were treated to a spectacular show. “At first a small, white spherical cloud with a bright centre was seen bearing 230° at an altitude of 40°. It rapidly enlarged and assumed the form of perfectly defined concentric circles of light. The circles reached a maximum of 5° radius from altitude 40° to 50° and the greatest brightness was equal to that of a full moon. As the object passed across the sky, heading approximately 310° -130°, the concentric circles became elliptical with a ‘Catherine-wheel’ effect which gave the impression of anticlockwise rotation. When the body passed ahead of the vessel, the surrounding cloud of light dissolved and became the single bright white light usually associated with artificial satellites. (Marine Observer, 35: 20, 1965)

Sketches of the phenomena were submitted to the editor of the Marine Observer by the captains of the M.V Pennyworth and the M.V. Ripon, also in the North Atlantic well off Cape Canaveral."

Look familiar?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bosnian pyramids

In 2005 a hill named Visočica, in Bosnia, caught the attention of the world due to its striking resemblance to pyramids of Central America (prior to excavation). Many in the scientific community were quick to scoff at this theory and claimed the so-called pyramid of the sun, as well as other similar formations nearby, as being natural and not man-made, while others marvelled at the site claiming that a structure underneath the soil might date back as much as 48,000 years (a fact that could change history as we know it).

Bosnian Author Semir Osmanagić, (a self-styled "Indiana Jones" of the Balkans) with the help of an international team of archaeologists claims to have found a paved path and a tunnel as well as numerous stone carved blocks. There is also talk about a strange ceramic statuettes found underneath the pyramids (though no online pictures could be found).
Recent findings from July 2011 show signs of some kind of peculiar tomb inside one of the tunnels while using a new and sophisticated kind of geo-radar. Google translation from the website called describes the site as: "The found structure could be a composed interment from two bodies located to different depths: first to 1.5 meters of depth and the second to 3 meters. Two overlapping rooms entirely in stone with a morphology similar to two rhombus, to their inside the tracing of the geo-radar show of the white areas correspondents to air. The presence of two remains suspended in the middle can be presumed. The dimensions of the interments turn out to be those canonical ones of 1 x 2 meters approximately. The depth of the entire complex arrives to approximately 4.3 meters. The diggings are begun 25th July and are still on course."

There isn't enough proof to actually make this site a valid archaeological find. Should this one day be proven otherwise, it would mean that the Bosnian pyramid of the sun would be one third bigger than the great pyramid of Giza, making it the biggest pyramid in the world as well as the oldest on the planet.