Light reading

Michael Prescott - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 8:51pm

I don't completely grok this, but it's way cool. Scientists say they have taken the first photo that shows light as both a particle and a wave. 

Here's the photo:

The particles are at the bottom of the image, and the wave is at the top. 

And here's the article, which includes a cute little animated video to help explain things.

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Living Dodo Captured on Video?

Cryptomundo - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 8:30pm
Video supposedly from Costa Rica...
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Sasquatch Chronicles: Show Notes with Shannon-Lon Strickler and Sean Forker Reminder

Cryptomundo - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 7:03pm
Tonight, Monday, March 2nd at 5pm PST: Show notes with Shannon welcomes, Lon Strickler and Sean Forker of Arcane Radio. Lon is a cryptid researcher who writes and mentors on a variety of Fortean subjects. In 1981, Lon had an encounter near Skykesville, MD, and since 2005 has produced the very popular and informative, Phantoms and Monsters blog. He has been on many radio broadcasts and Destination America's Monster's and Mysteries in America show. Sean is also a Fortean Investigator, with a specialized focus in Bigfoot/Sasquatch Research. He is the Founder and Director of the Keystone Bigfoot Project, a research group that collects data across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding Bigfoot Sightings and Encounters (Historical and New). Sean sits on the Board of Directors for the national organization, the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers, and is the Associate Director for the PA Bigfoot Society.
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SasWhat: Habituating Sasquatch

Cryptomundo - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 4:11pm
Mark and Seth are back to talk about the phenomenon of habituating Bigfoots. See, in the Bigfoot world, there are people who go out in the woods with some donuts or peanut butter and attempt to lure in Bigfoots. These people are often called "habituators". The guys also discuss some legitimate habituation scenarios and the cause/effect of such cases.
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Habituating Bigfoot

Cryptomundo - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 1:33pm
Discussion of a touchy subject in the realm of Sasquatch research.
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CryptoCast Tonight: Katy Elizabeth & Champ Search

Cryptomundo - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:03am
Join Craig, Monica and Shelly Sunday night, March 1st at 8:30 PM Central as we welcome author and cryptozoological investigator/researcher Katy Elizabeth to discuss her research of the lake monster of Lake Champlain, Champ.
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Monster X Radio interviews Monster X cohost, Shane Corson Reminder

Cryptomundo - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 9:44pm
Today, Saturday, March 1st at 4pm PST: Join Monster X Radio host and Sasquatch Coffee founder, Gunnar Monson as he interviews his Monster X cohost, Shane Corson. It took a little arm twisting, because Shane does not generally do interviews.
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In Search Of… The Abominable Snowman

Cryptomundo - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 5:58pm
In honor of Leonard Nimoy... The Abominable Snowman: Leonard Nimoy examines the experiences of the explorers who say they have actually sighted the legendary creature. Original broadcast: 22 November 1979.
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In Search Of… Monster Hunters

Cryptomundo - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 2:46pm
In honor of Leonard Nimoy... Monster Hunters: Leonard Nimoy investigates what compels scientists and teachers to pursue a man-like beast in Northern California.
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In Search Of… The Swamp Monster

Cryptomundo - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 6:33am
In honor of Leonard Nimoy... An investigation of reports that a huge man-like beast is living in the swamps of Louisiana's bayou. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.
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Sasquatch Chronicles: Into the Abyss with Will Jevning Episode 2 Rescheduled

Cryptomundo - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 1:26am
Folks, we are very sorry, but there will be no Into the Abyss, tonight...
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Sasquatch Chronicles: Into the Abyss with Will Jevning Episode 2 Reminder

Cryptomundo - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 10:57pm
Tonight, Saturday, February 28th at 6pm PST: Tonight Will Jevning will be taking your calls.
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In Search Of… The Ogopogo Monster

Cryptomundo - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 9:17pm
In honor of Leonard Nimoy... This large beast, similar to Scotland's Loch Ness Monster, is claimed to have been seen by thousands of people in western Canada. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.
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In Search Of… The Loch Ness Monster

Cryptomundo - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 6:47pm
In honor of Leonard Nimoy... Loch Ness Monster: A hunt for leviathan who has so far eluded all expeditions to prove that it truly exists.
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In Search Of… Bigfoot

Cryptomundo - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 4:52pm
In honor of Leonard Nimoy... Bigfoot: An evaluation of giant footprints and other evidence that some believe prove that the half-man, half-animal creature really exists.
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Beyond Physicalism

Michael Prescott - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 11:23am

Some of the authors of Irreducible Mind have put out a follow-up book, Beyond Physicalism. It's quite expensive (about fifty bucks in either the hardcover or Kindle edition), but if it's anything like the first book, it should be well worth the price. 

From the book description: 

Beyond Physicalism is the product of an unusual fellowship of scientists and humanities scholars who dispute these [materialist] views. In their previous publication, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism cannot accommodate various well-evidenced empirical phenomena including paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical experiences. In this new theory-oriented companion volume they go further by attempting to understand how the world must be constituted in order that these “rogue” phenomena can occur. Drawing upon empirical science, metaphysical philosophy, and the mystical traditions, the authors work toward an improved “big picture” of the general character of reality, one which strongly overlaps territory traditionally occupied by the world’s institutional religions, and which attempts to reconcile science and spirituality by finding a middle path between the polarized fundamentalisms, religious and scientific, that have dominated recent public discourse.

And here's one of several laudatory quotes, this one from Andreas Sommer of Cambridge University:

Some of the philosophical problems that occupied William James longest and deepest, along with solutions he thought most promising, have literally been written out of history. This volume presents the first serious collective attempt since James’ death to revive his project. Its chapters are characterized by an intellectual ethos reminiscent of the ‘father’ of modern American psychology himself: sympathetic open-mindedness made fruitful through disciplined, calm and penetrating rigor. 

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RIP Leonard Nimoy

Cryptomundo - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 8:04pm
Very sad news today.
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Reviewed: Valley Of The Sasquatch

Cryptomundo - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 1:33pm
A fractured family battles against a tribe of angry Sasquatch. The thing that makes Valley of the Sasquatch stand out is how it focuses on the characters as they bond or bicker throughout the tale. Their conflicts add a lot to the monster encounters later in the film. This goes a long way in preventing the film from becoming another low budget waste of time.
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Sasquatch Chronicles: Show Notes with Shannon Archive-Patty in Slow Motion and Stories from Washington State

Cryptomundo - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:49pm
On this edition, I am joined by my new co-host, Dave Hallet, who is sharing one of his interviews done with Chris, from Washington State. Chris was present for a lecture by the late Dr. Grover Krantz, who gave his insight into the Patterson-Gimlin film. He will also tell of a couple of experiences he had in WA State.
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Update: Valley Of The Sasquatch

Cryptomundo - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:49pm
New Film “Valley of The Sasquatch” Takes Inspiration From Real Life Bigfoot Encounters After losing their home following a devastating tragedy, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. Neither reacts well to being thrown into this new world. The son’s attempts to relate to his father are complicated when two old friends arrive for a weekend of hunting. This trip into the forest will unearth not only buried feelings of guilt and betrayal, but also a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.
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