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Comet 67P – An Alien Spaceship? Conspiracies Abound…

Well, here we go again.

Mankind sends yet another delicate instrument on a long journey into the inky universe for an encounter of the scientific kind with a Celestial Body. In this case, a comet bigger than New York – Comet 67P. From the moment the Philae lander fired its grappling hooks, conspiracy theories popped up like mushrooms. Why would anyone believe it is a massive coverup designed to hide the face that the Rosetta mission was to hobnob with aliens?

Today’s post comes from http://www.travelerstoday.com

Also have a look at a very intriguing video of a strange object allegedly passing over the comet…

Comet 67P Conspiracy: Rosetta Mission A Cover Up, Philae Comet Allegedly An Alien Spaceship

What Do You Believe?

I stumbled across this very interesting infographic today and am wondering what my paranormal friends think of it. Charting beliefs of Americans regarding the paranormal, it shows a very high percentage of persons having a paranormal experience. Yet belief in individual phenomena (for example, witches) is relatively low.

What do YOU believe in? Is the paranormal real, or imagined? Have you had a paranormal experience? Share it with us here!

Thanks to Fact of the Day!

paranormal infographic

What Do You Believe?

UFO Sightings Are On The Rise

Just when you thought it was safe to drive down a lonely road at night…!

Those strange glowing lights (and occasional structured craft) are showing up more and more. They have seemingly always been with us, but really exploded on the scene in 1947, just prior to the infamous Roswell UFO Crash. Since then there have  been sightings, contacts, and even abductions.

Today’s article comes from http://www.inquisitr.com.

UFO Sightings Continue To Be On The Rise

The Strange Power of Cursed Paintings

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, author Oscar Wilde wove a tale centering around a painted portrait that was cursed and which cursed its owner.

What are the energies transferred from painter to brush to canvas? Can an image be so powerful that it affects the world around it?

Have a look at these apparently cursed paintings and judge for yourself!

The Strange Power of Cursed Paintings

Saturn Devouring His Son by Francico Goya

Saturn Devouring His Son by Francico Goya

‘ghost woman in ectoplasm’

Photos of 1930s Seance ‘Ghost Woman’ Released from Archives

Can we contact the dead?

Escapologist and one-time magician Harry Houdini certainly didn’t think so. However, his friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the ultra-skeptical and analytical Sherlock Holmes apparently did. With the release of these archival photos from the 1930s purporting to show ectoplasmic manifestations, it is again down to you to interpret whether this is real or just more photographic trickery.

What do you think?

Click below to find out more…

Photographs of 1930s ‘ghost woman in ectoplasm’

Dying Scientist: ‘Aliens are Real’ (VIDEO)

Deathbed confessions regarding UFOs and the existence of aliens are nothing new, but this particular tell-all is stirring up a firestorm of controversy in the skeptical and UFO communities.

I personally have no problem whatsoever with the idea of alien beings not only existing, but coming to earth. After all, it’s probably what we’ll be doing once our technology has advanced enough.

What do you think?

Lockheed Martin scientist on deathbed says aliens are real

Meet the UK’s Scariest Ghosts!

Want to take a peek at England’s best ghost videos?

This week’s post comes courtesy of The Mirror.

On this day in 2012, just one day after Halloween, a poltergeist apparently runs rampant in an office building in Manchester, after hours.

See the entire article – and more videos – here.

Vampire Legends from Around the World

Dracula; of course. Lestat—cool. Edward Cullen… maybe.

Everyone’s heard of these Pop Culture vampires. But how about Lamias, Upírs, or Striges?

There are vampires of all varieties all around the world, pervading every culture from Romania to India, from China to South America. And believe me, some of them are so horrifying that they make your typical Hollywood vampire look like a not-particularly-threatening school bully in comparison.

Lamastu (Mesopotamia)

Legends of vampires date back to ancient Mesopotamia—the lands of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Assyrian legend speaks of a demon goddess known as the Lamastu (meaning: ‘she who erases’).

The Lamastu preyed on humans, creeping into a house at night to kill babies and drink their blood. Infant death was often attributed to the Lamastu. This legend gave rise to the Lamia and Striges in ancient Greece, which also preyed upon children.

Lamastu - Assyrian Vampire

Lamastu – Assyrian Vampire

Upír & Upiers (Balkans and Russia)

The vampires we know of today in books and films is a direct descendent of the Slavic vampire of the ninth century. Vampire lore from Eastern Europe saw vampirism as a result of birth mutations or evil dispositions; a deformed baby or person with murderous tendencies were said to become vampires. Vampires emerging from the Balkan region were referred to as the Upiers.

The Russian vampire—the Upír—has the power to mesmerize a victim with its evil eye, leading him to his death.

Penanggalan (Malaysia)

Truly horrifying to behold, the Penanggalan is a vampiric ghost of Malaysian folklore. A beautiful woman by day, the Penanggalan will detach its head at night—entrails and organs dangling beneath it—and seek out its victims (often children) to drain of blood.

A person who so much as comes into contact with the fluids dripping from its entrails will become violently ill. One can escape this loathsome creature by luring it into thorny patches, where its viscera will become entangled.

Penanggalan - Malaysian Vampire

Penanggalan – Malaysian Vampire

Chiang-Shih (China)

The Chinese hopping vampire known as the chiang-shih (or jiangshi) is said to come about if a corpse is exposed to sunlight or moonlight before burial. A person who led a dishonest life or committed suicide will also become a chiang-shih according to legend.

Wearing clothes dating back to the Quing Dynasty, it hops stiffly about with its arms out, sucking the life force from its victims. Some legends state that it has poisonous breath, cannot cross moving water, and cannot climb ladders. Cremating the corpse is the only way to destroy the chiang-shih.

Churel (India)

There are scholars who believe that vampire mythology actually began in India and then spread to Eastern Europe through the spice and silk trade routes. India has several vampiric figures, including the Rakshasa, Churel, and Vetalas.

A Churel is the vampiric spirit of a woman who died in childbirth, making her last lover in life as her first victim, followed by her male relatives. The Churel charms men with her beauty, though her demonic nature is sometimes given away by her feet which are turned backwards.

The Vetalas was a part man and part bat, possibly giving rise to the vampire’s association with bats in modern mythology.

Vetala - Indian Vampire

Vetala – Indian Vampire

Are Crystal Skulls Real?

Below is an article I wrote for Crystal Age last year – I am happy to bring it to my Supernatural Wonders readers this week!

There is a legend of thirteen ancient crystal skulls from the Mayans lost civilization, that when united will bring universal knowledge. There are today real crystal skulls in existence that range from a few inches in diameter to life size. They are in the possession of various owners, the remainder on exhibition in the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Musee de l’Homme in Paris.

Believers in the supernatural consider crystal skulls to be much more than simply interesting artefacts. They look to the skulls as objects of divination, that can be used similarly to crystal balls for scrying and seeing into the future.

There is still great controversy amongst believers and sceptics as to the origins of the skulls. Believers will say that they are thousands of years old, possibly relics of lost civilizations like Atlantis. Sceptics say they are fakes, carved not much longer than a few hundred years ago.

The British Crystal Skull

The British Crystal Skull

Famous Crystal Skulls

  • The most famous of the skulls is the The Mitchell-Hedges Skull. This skull was discovered in the 1920s by British adventurer Anna Mitchel Hedges, allegedly beneath a Mayan temple in Belize. According to Anna, the Mayans told her that this  quartz skull was used to ‘will death. Anna has also claimed that she has used this skull for healing.
  • Art restorer Frank Dorland studied the skull for six years, claiming the sound of a choir singing coming from its structure. Dorland also said while gazing into the skull, he was able to see shifting images. Dorland took the skull to Hewlett-Packard researchers who determined that it was carved from a single piece of crystal.

  • Made from cloudy quartz, the British Museum crystal skull is of similar size to the Mitchell-Hedges skull though less detailed. The museum acquired it from Tiffany & co in 1898. The skull is supposedly from Mexico, of Aztec origin.
  • The skull kept in the Musée de l’Homme in Paris is half the size of the previously mentioned skulls, and was also thought to be Aztec, donated to the museum in 1878 by Alphonse Pinart.
  • Larger than any of these is the 9 inch high, 8 inch long skull now in the Smithsonian Institution in the USA. The museum received the skull in the mail in 1992 with an anonymous note stating that it was an ‘Aztec crystal skull’ and ‘purchased in Mexico City in 1960′.  Several other, smaller skulls also exist in museums. These include the clear quartz ‘Texas Crystal Skull,’ the ‘ET’ skull made from smoky quartz and found by a Central American family.
  • The Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull

    The Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull

    Crystal Skulls – Ancient Wisdom?

    Those who believe in the supernatural qualities of crystal skulls point to the piezoelectric properties of quartz crystal as evidence of the skulls’ power. Devotees assert that the skulls hold the history of the earth in their structure, rather like computer chips. All that is needed is the correct method of reading this information. Today, crystal skulls are very popular as ornaments and, depending on what crystal they are carved from, are said to be useful for scrying and divination.

    Are the thirteen skulls true supernatural objects or are they recent fakes? It is a fact that skulls figure prominently in Mexican and Central American culture, therefore some of the skulls could indeed be ancient artefacts. Are they doorways into the past or future? Until their complex codes can be deciphered, we can only speculate.