Thursday, November 27, 2008

CARET controversy continues.. Hoax or not?

image The Internet controversy continues as to the authenticity of the documents and info provided by the person (?) with the alias Isaac. Here is his page, which is quite informative, and well written IMHO.

This thing has taken such proportions in the confined and claustrophobic internet spaces that Alienware, a hardware company, has adopted some of it's riddles and design in it's marketing campaign, leading many people to believe that "Isaac" had ripped them off the campaign. It reached Alienware of cource, who rushed to clarify that they where the ones ripping off the content, and that they hold no intellectual property or copyright over the materials.

The Alienware mail as well as some history can be found here.

Are you convinced that it is a hoax? Am I?

I still think it is a very elaborate piece of work, not to mention tasteful and well designed. Users of the above forum claim that some of the elements of the craft and objects can be found in public 3D libraries. Yes, but which appeared first? I fear that is a question not even Google can answer...

And, last but not least, why hasn't the person who put this thing together (assuming someone on earth has) come forward to claim the glory? Nobody would cause such a stir and then sit quietly and wait for it to die down.. Or would they?

Tons of parameters here: artistry, ego, work, fame, bullshit, ridicule, and the list goes on.

Just like life...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Simply Cool Video...



A video using material from some alleged UFO revelation mentioned in an earlier post.. Way cool use of images and the weird art associated with alien writing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holes in the ground again. Now it's Russia...

image Englishrussia reports that since the late 1980's, strange holes appear in the dense forests in the Siberian region. They are big enough to allow descent of a man, and they end abruptly several meters down. The forest around them is undisturbed and impenetrable by heavy machinery, and the soil removed from the hole is nowhere near.. Now that is weird.
image Now that excites my Hollow Earth passion deeply.. They seem to be core samples, complete with vertical scratch marks on the sides, but huge. The machinery required to dig such holes would leave permanent scars in the surrounding forest. And last, but not least, their lack of purpose. They are not oil drilling tests. These are a lot smaller. They are not part of a network as they are not interconnected. They are located at random in a huge forest, probably a small percentage of the undiscovered ones, deep in the forest.
image Aliens, anyone? Recent holes appeared in a field near a highway connecting the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Abakan, near the village of Kurgany, Siberia. They are different than the ones in the forest, as they look more like crash sites (!) or burrowing holes (that' even weirder)
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I wonder if the earthquake some three years ago did not wake up some Cthulhu Mythos creature, like the Eater of Souls, craftily deployed in the same region in A Colder War, a short story by Charles Stross that will leave a cold spot inside you after reading..
Theories and more theories... They say the questions are more important than the answers, but I seem to be missing the questions as well..

UPDATE: Tony Polounine was kind enough to post an interesting idea, that the holes are the product of a flying machine designed by Victor Grebennikov. Read his comment below and more on Grebennikov here: http://keelynet.com/greb/greb.htm. I will have to write something about him soon. This is the stuff legends are made of!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Anomalies from above

There have been lots of attempts to put all paranormal activity on a map, and, since there are lots of them, they are all fragmentary. I was even tempted once and started creating a database of paranormal activity and weird places on Greece, but it was soon forgotten. You see, you can actually place a pin on a map, but, unless you where the witness, you have absolutely no clue as to the validity of the claim or event. They saw an alien? Maybe it was a deformed kitten, and so on.
But there is a definite charm in searching Google Earth to find some huge unexplained weirdness.
Here comes http://www.googleearthanomalies.com, a decent attempt to locate unheard-of megalithic weirdness, uncatalogued crop circles and some really strange holes in the dirt.
Something good can come of it, right?



Friday, October 17, 2008

Real Estate Agents at work...

Well, they might have not made the grand appearance they where supposed to, but they are apparently lurking in other parts of the world, probably trying to find premium spots for their beach houses.. Istanbul being such a prime piece of real-estate, they made several appearances over there, and over a long period of time, not taking into account the widespread nature of portable video cameras.
Now, the video, aside from the hilarious translation attempt, is not the most shocking piece of evidence you can find. Anyone who has a rudimentary knowledge of UFO research can spot the problems.. Very shaky footage, no point of reference (if it was cut in editing it was a very poor decision), no action whatsoever (unless hovering in the same spot for long periods of time and then vanishing is considered action), and a general "let's make a UFO video tonight using simple household items" feeiling to it..
I could be wrong. I wish I am wrong. I wish that the luminous UFO is not a car transmission or a drainage pipe, but an actual craft piloted by something other than humans.
But, let's face it. Unless they perform a landing and takeoff near several news crews with high-def cameras, noone is going to take such stuff seriously.
Can you blame them?

─░stanbul / Kumburgaz UFO's and ALIENS ARE BACK in 2008! from fox mulder on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Long Count


Well, here are the facts.
Many people (getting more and more), believe that the world will end on December 21rst, 2012, or that something equally impressive will happen at that particular date. This belief is based mostly on the Mayan Long Count calendar, which, according to many, counts down to the date mentioned, and predicts the end of the world as we know it.
A good job of spreading this belief was done by the Discovery Channel and several documentaries pertaining to the end of the world, by Mayan or other Ancient sources.

After unsuccessfully trying to validate or debunk this date and the whole calendar thing (scientists are a rare breed, fiercely trying to disprove each other, using the same methods as their opponents, and usually making a big fuss about everything, except things that actually matter like, you know, the truth, or something resembling the truth), I came across a documentary about UFOs over Mexico..
Now, that was synchronicity.. UFOs caught on camera, viewed on live TV, swarms over cities, and the Ministry of Defense giving the investigation over to a reporter. And it got me thinking: Isn't Mexico part of the ancient Mayan Empire? If we buy into the whole 2012 theory, are they already here monitoring things until the great astronomical alignment of 2012 (at least that's a fact) when their buddies invade Earth, or the Great Portals open, or when Master Cthulhu devours us all?
The strange search continued with Nibiru, a subject arbitrarily connected with the whole Mayan thing, or not? having read Zecharia Sitchin's books a long time ago, I can still remember the date he specifies when the Annunaki return to claim their offspring, non on a spaceship but on a planet, Nibiru that is.
Now, when I heard some years ago about the existence of an unseen planet with a great elliptical orbit, influencing the orbits of Neptune and Pluto, proven mathematically, and crossing the solar system around 2012, I was again impressed. It's orbit was thought around 3.600 years. Like Sitchin's Nibiru. Was it Nibiru? NASA said so..
Well, they don't any more. They seem to have changed their minds. The code name of the Planet X research is not Nibiru any more, but Eris.
How apropriate. For those who don't know, Eris is the Ancient Greek Deity of dissent (and hero of R.A. Wilson's books but that's another story).
Now astronomers claim that Planet X is a different story alltogether, but remain silent to the fact of it's visit, if ever. They prefer to nuke each other over trivialities, in blogs and forums, rather than answer the simple question. How convenient.
The gigantic object spotted in the outer reaches of the Solar System somehow defies explanation, at least until it comes closer.. (!)

Too much coincidence means truth? Is absence of evidence evidence of absense? No to both.

Will something happen on December 21rst 2012? Probably not.
And my greatest fear is that if something cataclysmically great is going to happen, we are not even going to notice..

Friday, October 3, 2008

The mysterious Dark Flow and the Beta Universe


Quote from
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080923-dark-flows.html

As if the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy weren't vexing enough, another baffling cosmic puzzle has been discovered.

Patches of matter in the universe seem to be moving at very high speeds and in a uniform direction that can't be explained by any of the known gravitational forces in the observable universe. Astronomers are calling the phenomenon "dark flow."

The stuff that's pulling this matter must be outside the observable universe, researchers conclude.

When scientists talk about the observable universe, they don't just mean as far out as the eye, or even the most powerful telescope, can see. In fact there's a fundamental limit to how much of the universe we could ever observe, no matter how advanced our visual instruments. The universe is thought to have formed about 13.7 billion years ago. So even if light started travelling toward us immediately after the Big Bang, the farthest it could ever get is 13.7 billion light-years in distance. There may be parts of the universe that are farther away (we can't know how big the whole universe is), but we can't see farther than light could travel over the entire age of the universe.

......"The structures responsible for this motion have been pushed so far away by inflation, I would guesstimate they may be hundreds of billions of light years away, that we cannot see even with the deepest telescopes because the light emitted there could not have reached us in the age of the universe," Kashlinsky said in a telephone interview. "Most likely to create such a coherent flow they would have to be some very strange structures, maybe some warped space time. But this is just pure speculation."


Strange structures, warped space and time, and a region that is sucking whole clusters of galaxies, to.. where?

All this brings to mind Kenneth Grant's writings, starting with Hecate's Fountain, about a hostile Beta Universe (as opposed to our Alpha Universe). It cannot be easily transposed to science, since it is, you know, magick, but I read the article with the same old question: Have the artists, magicians and crackpots through the ages unveiled significant, majestic, life-as-you-know-it changing truths, only to be laughed at, ridiculed, alienated?

The same question popped in my head long before I read Valee's Passport to Magonia, and it refuses to go anywhere.

Would a localized inspection at the origins of this dark flow reveal the being called the Sentinel guarding the entrance to madness and Godhood?

But more importantly, when will the time come when all data and theories unite into one, all-explaining unity? I am a firm believer that, given enough time, this will come to pass. Mankind's craziest visionaries will be thought of again, this time with respect, and that will be enough..

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

They live among us (Orb followup synchronicity)


“The tiny probes I’m talking about will be so inconspicuous that it’s no surprise that we haven’t come across one. It’s not the sort of thing that you’re going to trip over in your back yard. So if that is the way technology develops, namely, smaller, faster, cheaper and if other civilizations have gone this route, then we could be surrounded by surveillance devices.”

Paul Davies quoted by Technoccult, also citing several studies on yhe possibility of microscopically organized life, even on a quantum level.
So, it is possible (it has always been possible, it is just that now science has begun to ponder the possibility) that alien life forms have always been with us. It is possible that they landed, but nobody took notice. The slow moving behemoths occupying the planet had no chance of even thinking about the scale, or even the time-frame of the alien intelligence. They are just too fast to be caught. Just not as fast a s a flash on a camera.
Tiny orbs, specks of dust displaying intricate patterns, dismissed as focal artifacts end depth of field plays. Tiny crafts, tiny beings, large scale consequences. Now, that's a trip..

Monday, September 15, 2008

Orbs and their reality (or ours)

Reading an article about orbs, the mysterious lights sometimes appearing in photographs, I was reminded of how little we know of the world surrounding us. Let's face it: Despite using fancy words like quantum shift, planes of existence, perichoresis and particle index of refraction, our perception of the reality surrounding us is at best fuzzy. Orbs could be the most overlooked phenomenon ever, providing glimpses on the 11th universe impaling our own, according to the m-theory of quantum physics. Or they could be little windows to the Middle Kingdom, the home of the Faery. Or they could be the souls of the dead. Or they could be tiny short-lived portals. Or they could be anything.
Most likely they could be particles of dust catching the light, but that cannot be proven either. Oh the irony. Being an image professional, I have never seen a lens that can focus on a couple of meters, and still show the intricate detail of an object millimeters from the lens in all its fractal beauty. Or a flash bulb that can make a dust particle shine like a small sun but still leave white objects semi-dark. Or dust that can refract light and create a lens flare, where sources of light fail to do so.
I know nothing conclusive about orbs, but it seems that nobody else does anyway..
Image and explanation (if you like) at http://www.diepart.com/164401.html

UPDATE: Follow-up on orbs: http://t-incognita.blogspot.com/2010/10/orbs-and-invisible-thread.html

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mythical Mayan Underground Found (or so they think)


Archaeologists again think they have found the mythical underground passage to Xibalba, the Mayan equivalent of a legendary underground city, imhabited by superheroes and Gods. Xibalba is supposedly the place they vanished into when their civilization came to an abrupt end around the Middle Ages.
Let's see. What they found is a bunch of caves, submerged or not, some temples, some offerings, some bones. And of course the find is not the only one of it's kind, since the Yucatan peninsula is filled with enormous cave systems and Mayan remnants of worship.
The Xibalba myth is similar to the Acheron ancient Greek Myth, the Greek Underworld where Hades, the god of the dead lived along with heroes and demigods. But the myths have similarities of passage as well, complete with paranormal guard-dog, Indiana Jones - type obstacles and more.
The question here is this: Why did those people locate their mythical entrances on sites so easily explored, and clearly not leading anywhere? It's not that the ancients where not good explorers or easily intimidated by hardship, as proven by their presence in the remotest and most desolate of locations.
Was it that they dared not venture in a place clearly marked as sacred? Did they blindly believe their own myths? Or was it something else entirely?
Could it be that the caves where "open" only under certain circumstances, or on specific dates?
If such a thing as a portal to somewhere else exists, and is influenced - as ancient traditions state - by earth currents and proximity to water, would it be eternal?
The portals (known as Einstein-Rosen bridges in physics) if they where ever there, seem to have been long gone from these places, leaving only the meagre offerings of the people. And if they are gone from there, they must be relocated somewhere else, mustn't they?
How close to home could they be? And would we know?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Explosions in Canada and strange crafts everywhere...


Strange explosions near the Arctic regions of Canada, recorded by seismologists everywhere , black smoke, meteorites (!), UFO's, dead whales and unidentified submarines hanging around the area. Not a known hotspot, Baffin Island may be just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended).
UFO and paranormal activity has risen in the past few months, with dead bigfoots (), countless UFOs taped and photographed all over the world, a mass extinction event concerning amphibians, and of course, a UFO crash complete with Men In Black, Black Cars and a full recovery operation in Needles, California.
Is it me or is it getting weird on this planet?


Friday, July 4, 2008

Tunguska Incident is 100 years old.

Yes, it's been a 100 years since the famous Tunguska incident. And although the scientific community (the mainstream, that is) maintains that the only plausible cause for the event must have been a meteorite 40 meters across, over the years numerous researchers proposed various alternatives, the most popular being the alien craft explosion theory, the mini black hole theory, and last but not least the Nikola Tesla Death Ray theory.
Coincidence that Tesla was working at his Death Ray at the time, and destroyed all his notes immediately after the Tunguska incident? Maybe it is...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ancient Underground Structure in Slovakia - Lost forever?


“I froze in amazement - there stands something like a large, black silo framed in white limestone formations. It is a glass-smooth flank of a seemingly man-made structure. Even the thought of a tower-sized artifact embedded in rock in the middle of an obscure mountain is bewildering.” - Antonin T. Horak (Diary Entry), October 23, 1944

I came across this research page, referring to a vast underground structure a Partisan fighter used for hiding during WWII in the Tatra Mountains area in Slovakia.
Allen Hynek was involved until his death, and Ted Phillips took over for an expedition in 1999, of which the report on the web page is unfinished..
Now, I'm a sucker for caves and underground cities and secret hideouts and ancient alien artifacts. And I blame Indiana Jones for that. Never mind..
But this story had something genuine about it, distinguishing it from crappy internet mysteries and comic-inspired stories.
The story is well highlighted, with plenty of historical records, and the only room for doubt is whether the old man misinterpreted a normal cave for something artificial with strange properties. His report mentions polished walls, shafts, strange substances on them, and even a warm wall with a humming like a turbine (!) heard behind it.
What impressed me the most was his report of stalactites and stalagmites in all the passages, blocking his way and scratching him. He had to break off some big chunks to pass. Now, a carstic structure like a stalactite grows about a centimeter each century. You can tell where I am going with this. He also discovered some bear bones in there, where no bear could fit...
It all sounds very familiar, resembling closely the Pendeli Cave story I have followed closely for decades, down to the artificial tunnels from thousands of years ago and the strange feeling of awe.. I hope the Tatra Mountains cave does not have the fate of the cave of Pendeli, with the military and bizarre fractions of the NATO destroying everything in sight, while conducting weird and useless structures..
I will have to write to the people on the web page, to find out if there is an end to the story...

UPDATE: I contacted Ted Phillips and he informed me that a dedicated website, projectmoonshaft.org , will be up later this month, to accompany a new expedition to the Tatra Mountains in September and to offer info and video.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The screwfly solution


After reading the excellent article on Technoccult on the rise of violent incidents for no reason, including road rage, I started thinking what could have caused this. The obvious case on fast-paced life is not the only candidate.
case 1: Being the animals that we are, reduced space means there are contenders in our private area or around it, and the reptile in us lashes out in defence.
case 2: The Earth is defending itself, much like the diseases it uses from time to time, according to some fringe epidimiologists. How it works is, of course, pure speculation.
case 3: (the scariest and the most interesting) We are ushered in a time of tension, war and mayhem by some alien race looking for some real-estate. Why fight the insects one at a time when you can make them kill each other?
If I had a Conspiracy Theory Teacher he would be proud..

UFOs collide with fighter jet?

So much for advanced UFO flight-guidance systems..
I mean, it leaves us with many possible conclusions, and only one is actually a happy thought.
Oh, and the obvious conclusion that aliens can't pilot those things to save their lives.. Remember Roswell?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More Structures on the Moon?

Careful study of public domain Lunar images, led researcher Allan Sturm to discover structures resembling hexagon, neatly arranged pods and some resemblance of a half-buried machine...
Maybe the Moon still has surprises left for us, or at least it still has some bucks left in exploiting it.
The future will tell, if we ever get to return up there...
www.lunomaly.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur Clarke is dead..


Arthur Clarke died 90 years old, full of experience and success, and almost a household name.
The dreamer who first thought about communication satellites and trips to the moon, was in recent decades involved with an inner universe, that of the oceans and sea diving..
And although he never became the billionaire he could be, had he patented his ideas, I am sure he had very little regret about his life, since he always wanted to be remembered as a writer. His wishes fulfilled...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Invisible

Another report about a UFO not seen by the naked eye, only to appear later in photographs.
The locale of this, Tower Bridge over Thames in the heart of London made me think: How many invisible crafts fly over us, how many invisible beings walk among us and are briefly made visible by a fluctuation of the god-knows-what field or pure interdimensional coincidence?
Are we indeed living in a world defined by our brains, which conveniently shut out all "out of norm" stimuli? Is this why children are reputed to see "more"?
Is the m-theory correct? Is our universe spearheaded by a vertical universe, connecting us with at least 9 others?
I hope H.P. Lovecraft was partially wrong, but then again, it does not seem so..

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."

H.P. Lovecraft The Call of Cthulhu , 1928

Alien Contact within 20 years?


The creator of Seti. Dr Frank Drake, recently speculated that within two decades mankind will have some form of contact with extra-terrestrial life.
Deep space exploration methods are already being used on Gliese 581 d, the first extrasolar planet to seemingly be able to sustain life. Gliese is about 20 light years away, and belongs to Libra. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581

Some say that contact has already been made.
Whatever the case. things are going to get interesting, one way or another...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dyatlov Pass Incident: Paranormal weirdness or legend?


Creepy wikipedia Article with links to an eerie incident involving 9 hikers on the Ural Mounteins, Russia in 1959.
Tents ripped from inside, grey hair, excessive trauma not from human origin and bright spheres reported in the area at the time. Wrap it all up with a communist government cover-up, and you have a case that will take lots of manpower to unravel, if that is possible..
Skeptics here: http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/viewtopic.php?t=8760

UPDATE: The link doesn't work but there's a movie out: The Devil's Pass (aka The Dyatlov Pass Incident) by none other than Renny Harlin!  Fairly good Cinematography and Effects, but the script contains everything from Government officials to Time Travel and Wormholes, all in a simplistic, Blair Witch Project context.. Nevertheless, interesting attempt..