Bosnian Pyramid on Astraea

For those following the Bosnian Pyramid controversy (a few, going by the votes on our current poll), make sure you check out Astraea Magazine's page devoted to the subject. The Astraea team are posting exclusive audio interviews/updates from Semir Osmanagic regarding his alleged discovery and subsequent excavation, and also are providing video and PDFs related to the subject. Steve and the boys are doing a fine job over there, so browse around and see what else you can find of interest on their site.

News Briefs 29-06-2006

The inquisition, let's begin...

Quote of the Day:

I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is misunderestimating

George W. Bush

Fortean Times #212

Issue #212 of the always informative Fortean Times is now on news-stands, with the following content packed within its covers:

  • The Real Priory of Sion: For many "da Vinci" decoders, this shadowy group is the key to the mystery, while others dismiss it as a hoax by a right-wing fantasist. Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince argue that the truth is far more surprising than anything in Dan Brown’s novel.
  • The Rosslyn Cipher: Theories abound concerning hidden treasure in Rosslyn Chapel, particularly since the appearance of The Da Vinci Code. Forget the Holy Grail, says Brian Allan – Rosslyn’s real secret could be a musical one.
  • The Mask of Harlequin: Could some of the greatest artistic revolutionaries of 20th-century Europe have formed an occult group with the intention of transforming Western society? Steve Ash strays from conventional paths of art history in search of modernism’s magical agenda.

Much more besides, and also remember that there is plenty of free content from previous issues of FT available at their website.

News Briefs 28-06-06

Short and sour.

  • Scientists playing God? We should rejoice.
  • Big Brother eyes boost honesty.
  • Tropical Stonehenge may have been found.
  • Double vortex at Venus south pole unveiled.
  • Gravity, the final frontier.
  • Discovery could rock archaeology.
  • The mysterious gift of musical savants.
  • King Tut’s necklace shaped by fireball. Of London.
  • A new handheld device for the blind converts print to audio.
  • Ancients had canoe in pocket for jade.
  • Traffic on trial in supreme court.
  • Unidentified object near Saturn. Other image here.
  • London bomber was working for MI5.
  • Tropical ice cores show two abrupt global climate shifts.
  • Truth and lies of 911. Part I, II, III, IV.

Quote of the Day:

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.


Tuesday Roundup 27-06-2006

A strange assortment to get you through the week...


Upgrade Update

An update on things that y'all should be aware of, in relation to the weekend upgrade of the website:

  • We have a login problem which we are currently trying to resolve. Generally, the easy solution for now is - if you try to login, but it doesn't work, then just login again. You should be logged in on second attempt (there are exceptions).
  • If you paste a URL into your blog, it will automatically be converted into a link. Additionally, if it is extra long, the text of the link will be automatically truncated (though the link will remain valid) in order to keep the webpage the standard width.
  • In the left-hand menu of the upgraded TDG, there are now more options: a 'contact us' link via which you can send an email to each of the admins, a link to the TDG search page, and also a 'popular content' link which shows the most popular recent content (and all-time, via the tab at the top of the linked page).
  • There are four themes available for TDG readers - the default TDG theme, a large font version, a white background/black text version, and now also a 4-column version for those with high enough resolution monitors. Members can change themes by going into 'my account' (left-hand menu), clicking the edit tab and selecting which one they want to use. I will be making more of the blocks user configurable soon as well, for those that want to customise that part of their account.
  • The Underground Stream website is running the 4-column theme (if you have low res monitor, it automatically defaults back to 3), and now has no story voting - so it is basically a public bulletin board. Feel free to post interesting links, promote your own webpage, book etc (as long as it is topical). Login details are your TDG membership details (and yes, the login problem may occur there as well). The quick link to the Stream website remains at the top of TDG, just under the logo, along with our other subsidiary sites.
  • My Solomon Key website has a new design, and also a new name - 'The Cryptex'. It is now a general Dan Brown/Priory of Sion/related mysteries news website. Again, the login is identical to TDG.

This upgrade will allow for more customising and adding of features, which I'll let you know about as they become available. At the moment, most time is being devoted to ironing out the few bugs that are still creeping around.

Binnall of America Finale - Gary McKinnon

Binnall of America's audio interview series comes to an end (for a while) this week, so its worthwhile noting that Tim and crew are ending on a high note:

After nine months, 22 guests, and 32 episodes, BoA : Audio, Season One reaches its Season Finale this week with notorious UK UFO hacker Gary McKinnon. McKinnon made worldwide news after he was charged with numerous counts of hacking into US government computers in search of UFO secrets. In this hour long interview, recorded 6.21.2006, we talk about the charges brought against him, what UFO evidence he saw while hacking, his take on the media coverage of his story, and much much more.

BoA has been one of this year's revelations in the alternative scene - some great interviewees discussing the topical stories. Make sure you check it out, and also browse their audio archives if you haven't been listening in (available in mp3/podcast and Flash). The only drawback for dial-up users are the file-sizes...perhaps a 'Best of' CD is in order Tim?

Anomalist #12

The guys over at The Anomalist are going from strength to strength, their latest release is the much-anticipated Issue 12 of their eponymous print journal, sub-titled The Universe Wants to Play. In the new issue:

  • The indefatigable Nick Redfern spinning a cold war tale of psychics, spies, and UFOs.
  • Geophysicist Roger Hart detailing the legacy of the blacklist in the science of extraterrestrial life.
  • Journalist Gregory Gutierez examining the early attempt to scientifically monitor the famous Austrian medium Rudi Schneider.
  • Author Michael Schmicker wondering if ESP may not have helped save some people from serial killers.
  • and more from Hilary Evans, Robert Bartholomew, David Hricenak, Albert Rosales, Dwight G. Smith, Gary Mangiacopra, and Joseph M. Felser.

The Anomalist is one of the best sources available on alternative topics, so well worth checking out (not to mention the rest of their recent releases).

News Briefs 27-06-2006

Bad luck to the Socceroos, but well done all the same...

Quote of the Day:

I am at two with nature.

Woody Allen

Radio 27-06-2006

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week you can listen to an encore presentation of John Anthony West discussing the mysteries of ancient Egypt. (Realplayer or Windows Media).

Coast to Coast AM: Rebroadcasts for much of this week: Monday's show is an April 2005 interview with Catherine Austin Fitts about government black budgets, Tuesday revisits the May 2005 show with famous abductee Travis Walton, Wednesday is David Icke from February 2005, while Thursday is a live show (I think), with Art Bell talking to Cliff Pickover about the Mobius Strip, gateways to higher dimensions and parallel universes, as well as looping plots in movies and literature.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.