- The chilling sound of the Aztec death whistle.
- Big bangs shake Britain.
- 10 million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees, to get drunk.
- The forgotten brains.
- Journalist obtains new footage of Phoenix lights showing military encounter with unknown aircraft.
- Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind. One presumes it's Hawking talking…
- Stephen Hawking's new speech system is free and open-source. Will the real Hawking please stand up.
- Meanwhile, robots can still act stupid. (h/t Boing Boing)
- Nick Pope asks what alien life is worth.
- NASA plans journey to Mars.
- Or have they already been! Surely this 'statue' on Mars should be called BaROCK Obama. Daily Mail losing its touch?
- Britain's ley line network due for radical upgrade.
- Anglo-Saxon carving turns up in rockery rubble.
- Transcending boundaries: identity and oppression within psychedelic culture. (h/t to disinfo.com)
- Researchers turn back clock on Antikythera Mechanism.
- Scientists claim the Golden Ratio unifies science.
- No resurrection for mummy daddy.
- Unused lunar barfbags left on moon. Someone should tell this guy.
Quote of the Day:
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
"Stranded in space, but not in time..." Time Trap is a fun and brilliantly produced sci-fi comedy short film (from Late Nite Films) which presents an alien-eyed view of anomalistic encounters.
Looking for a better understanding of ancient pyramids? Be sure to consult this handy pie chart for all you need to know...
We found this minion of Cthulhu on the beach on the weekend. R'lyeh is rising my friends, stay safe...
- The controversial afterlife of King Tut.
- Buried Polish 'vampires' were likely affected by cholera.
- The headless Vikings of Dorset.
- Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave.
- New interactive map of Cambodia's must-see temples released. And of course, there's this too.
- Spacecraft bound for Pluto prepares for its close encounter.
- Gravity is not evenly distributed on Earth. Which totally explains my weight gain lately... *ahem*
- Researchers find probable biological traces in Martian meteorite.
- Demystifying the paranormal: Dr. Barry Taff unravels the 'Poltergeist' mystery.
- Learn more about parapsychology in this free massively open online course (MOOC).
- The mysterious black mountain of Queensland.
- Solving the Tjipetir mystery: Why are rubber-like blocks washing up on beaches?
- Photographer captures moment a shark jumps out of the water during a surf contest.
- Swarms of insects and birds behave in very similar ways to a realm of physics in which the phases of matter — solids, liquids, and gases — cease to exist.
- Girl accused of 'Slenderman stabbing' still believes in him, says her lawyer.
- Image of the Day: Proud parents announce the birth of a 19-year-old son.
Quote of the Day:
[T]he void left by the collapse of traditional religious cosmology cannot be filled by the marvellous narrative that science unfurls. Despite its truths and wonder, this narrative remains too allied to the view of things from without to easily bond with the atrophied but vital experience of things from within.
Want to understand the Machiavellian schemes by which the Illuminati keeps us all enslaved? You could either read David Icke's entire bibliography, and pay some 35 quid to listen to the Reptilians' nemesis speak live on Wembley; OR just listen to Juice Rap News' latest clip, which lays it all out with rhyme and reason:
BTW is it just me, or does the Illuminati spokesman Bill de Berg look A LOT like certain charismatic British entrepreneur?
[H/T RT News]
Your soundtrack for today's news briefs is an echo from the past...
- Archaeologists uncover the world's largest ancient stone block at Baalbek.
- The enigma of the Roman dodecahedra.
- 23,000-year-old 'Venus' dug up in France.
- As mystical as Stonehenge - Siberia's eerie Whale Bone Alley is 'en vogue' for Western tourists.
- Did ancient gold mining methods create REAL Golden Fleece?
- Finding long lost treasures in the remains of the 3 million shipwrecks that lie on the bottom of the world's seas and oceans.
- DNA survives rocket trip into space and back.
- 40 years ago, Earth beamed its first postcard to the stars.
- The break-off effect: the mysterious mental side effects of traveling into space.
- Newspaper headline from 1803 reports anomalous meteor shower.
- Were mysterious bangs heard around the world caused by U.S. stealth jet?
- Is science true, or is it...fiction?
- 21st century exorcisms: examining the psychology of possession.
- Through time and space: the evidence for remote viewing.
- The start-up that lets you communicate from beyond the grave.
- Using 'shrooms to treat depression.
- How dark matter may have created all life.
- Video of the Day: Wanderers - A vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System.
Quote of the Day:
We protect our money behind safes, we protect our security behind the Pentagon, behind giant walls. But we allow any kind of idea through our skulls.
The above image, of the “Hajjar al-Hibla” (Stone of the Pregnant Woman) in the quarry at Baalbek, Lebanon, is one of my favourite historical pictures ever. The massive monolith has widely been regarded as the heaviest stone block ever cut by humans, with an estimated weight of around 1250 tons.
Little did we know, however, that a bigger monolith lurked nearby. In fact, right beside it. Archaeologists have excavated another block beside the Hajjar al-Hibla, that dwarfs it, clocking in at an almost unimaginable 1650 tons:
Below the “Hajjar al-Hibla” and directly beside of it, there is another megalithic stone block, even bigger than the first one: it measures ca. 19,60x6x5,5m. In order to determine the exact height, the trenches should be extended in one of the next archaeological expeditions at the site. The second block weighs 1,650 tons. Archaeologists concluded that the block was meant to be transported without being cut. This means, that it is the biggest known ancient stone block.
And here it is, lying to the immediate right of its more well-known sibling.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week. Feel free to share anything interesting!
- Watch 'Beyond Our Sight', an Independently Produced Documentary on Near-Death Experiences
- News Briefs 24-11-2014 (Monday)
- News Briefs 25-11-2014 (Tuesday)
- News Briefs 26-11-2014 (Wednesday)
- Newspaper Headline from 1803 Reports Anomalous Meteor Shower
- Europa: Alien Ocean in Our Backyard
- News Briefs 27-11-2014 (Thursday)
- News Briefs 28-11-2014 (Friday)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
- Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States
- Wanderers: A Vision of Humanity's Expansion into the Solar System
Have a good weekend!
Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
If you liked Interstellar at all then you will love this - it's a short film to make a space geek cry. A stunning look at the new life that could await us in the off-world colonies - on the moons, the asteroids and space stations - beautifully rendered. Wing suits in space. Walking on alien moons. Hell. Yes.
Unsure of what to get the anomalist in your life for Xmas? No doubt you've already bought them all of Daily Grail Publishing's books (*ahem*), so the next best thing might be this cool map of American monsters for hanging on their study wall. In terms of endorsements, it's got the best in the (monster) business, with our friend, Director of the International Cryptozoology Museum (and Darklore contributor) Loren Coleman giving it his backing:
The cryptid-filled, cartographically accurate Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States should be on the walls of every museum, library, and researcher's office interested in the science of as-yet-to-be-discovered animals. Hog Island Press has produced an informative, affordable, high quality collectible, which also serves as an educational tool useful for your next road trip, a future research trek, or everyday bibliographic study. There is not a fake on the map. I love the heavy paper stock. Discover and obtain yours today!
Follow the link to view a more detailed image of the map, and also purchasing instructions!