News Briefs 10-10-2007

You may say that I'm a dreamer...

Thanks Greg, Kat and Brian.

Quote of the Day:

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon

Nexus 14:6

The latest issue of Nexus magazine (14:6) has been released, and as usual there are some sample articles available on the intarweb:

Check the website for the full rundown. Also, the Nexus conference is on next weekend on the Sunshine Coast, so anybody nearby might want to check on that.

News Briefs 09-10-2007

I guess all these yoga masters must not understand what yoga is supposed to do.

  • Great floods cut off Britain.
  • Current not responsible for Antarctica's ice.
  • Sun to blame for mysterious blemishes on Saturn moon.
  • I am creating artificial life declares scientist.
  • Giant jellyfish of doom.
  • Evolution transforms junk DNA into genetic machinery. Or pre-determinded plan unfolds over time.
  • Searching for God in the brain.
  • Relativity derived without calculus possibly centuries ago.
  • Do infants have an innate spider detection mechanism?
  • The top ten outlandish mega disasters.
  • River reveals jurassic dragon.
  • Spacecraft surfs Jupiter's magnetic tail.
  • When yoga hurts.
  • New evidence for quasar ejection.

Thanks Greg

Quote of the Day:

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

William H. Borah

Viral Cryptozoology

There's an excellent write-up on cryptozoologist Loren Coleman (another contributor to our upcoming anthology) online via the website of the Sun Journal. The article features an open and honest chat with Loren, along with some great images from his Cryptozoology Museum. Additionally, you'll find extra information, images and audio in a new Cryptomundo posting from Loren. The story also got a mention on Boing Boing, and so now that I'm posting it here on TDG I think we can classify Loren Coleman as having officially gone 'viral'.

Tuesday Roundup 09-10-2007

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


Best UFO Resources

For those interested in our saucer-sailing friends from elsewhere, here's a great resource: Best UFO Resources. The site features a summary of ufology, technical overviews, relevant videos and much more...without the semi-usual kookiness you usually find on such sites. Well worth stopping by for a browse. (h/t/ UFO Mystic)

Radio 09-10-2007

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

Fate Radio: In this week's edition of The Hilly Rose Show, Zecharia Sitchin talks about the culmination of his book series The Earth Chronicles (Real Audio or mp3).

Coast to Coast AM: First hour Monday privacy expert Lauren Weinstein shares an update, followed by Graham Phillips discussing his new work on how comets can contaminate the atmosphere with chemicals that cause aggressive behavior, leading to escalation of warfare. On Tuesday Richard C. Hoagland and former Boeing aerospace engineer Mike Bara will discuss the secret history of NASA. Wednesday's guest is Prof. Jon Klimo who will discuss his research on contact with other dimensions and inhabited realms, as well as communications with suicide victims. On Thursday 'alien abductee' Jim Sparks will discuss how he went from resistor to cooperator..

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. You can listen to C2C live, or to recent archived shows, at

News Briefs 08-10-2007

Better late than never...

Thanks, Cernig and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say "Hang the sense of it" and just keep yourself occupied.

Slartibartfast, in The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Afterlife Scamming?

This weekend 'afterlife researcher' Dr Gary Schwartz was the subject of an investigation by Fox's "Geraldo at Large". The hour-long show alleged that Schwartz contacted a man named Michael Knopf, saying that he was in contact with his dead son. Knopf says that Schwartz tried to extract $3.5 million from him by playing on this 'communication' with his son.

During the show medium Laurie Campbell also told how she (along with Allison Dubois) had a falling out with Dr Schwartz due to breaches of her confidence and past agreements (see our previous update concerning Schwartz vs Dubois). All in all, the show painted Dr Schwartz in a very bad light.

Schwartz is still yet to respond to these accusations (of course, we'll keep you up to date if anything emerges - he does tend to answer his critics though). Given Geraldo's past and the tabloid nature of the show, not to mention 'boggle factor' of a high profile researcher trying to fleece someone of millions, this story could well be overblown - so the old maxim 'innocent until proven guilty' is worth holding to. Beyond the drama of this actual case though, this report could deliver quite a body blow to paranormal research in general, and give plenty of fodder to 'skeptics' in future questioning the reliability and honesty of researchers in the field of the paranormal.

Michael Prescott announced news about the show on his blog, and there have been regular updates and commentary from a number of people over there which are well worth checking out.

Ten Most Fascinating Tombs

Neatorama has a great feature up on the "Ten Most Fascinating Tombs in the World". In there you'll find images and text about places such as Newgrange, Giza (okay, I know what you're going to say about that one), the Capuchin Catacombs, Sedlec Ossuary and the 'City of the Dead' in Russia. The Valley of the Kings is in there as well, and on the basis of my earlier story about Tutankhamun its stocks probably have risen even further. Any other candidates that you think have been overlooked? Post them here, or at Neatorama.