Saturday, August 2, 2014


Today, the average male middle finger is about 4 inches long. The index (pointing) finger is usually about half an inch shorter than the middle finger on the average man of today. So what could be said for an ancient, mummified human index finger 38 cm or just under 15 inches long? If it’s a mummified human finger then the owner must have been upwards of 20 feet tall!

The original date of the discovery was in 1988 but the photos come from an article published in the German Bild newspaper in March 2012. A man named Spörri, an archaeologist or treasure hunter (I’m not sure) claimed to have been given a chance to study and photograph the object still held by and its “discoverer”  refused to relinquish it for any price. To be fair with respect to an evaluation of this artifact and the article this description of Bild is from Wikipedia:

 “The Bild newspaper (or Bild-Zeitung, literally Picture Newspaper; pronounced [ˈbɪlt]) is a Germantabloid published by Axel Springer AG.
 The paper is published from Monday to Saturday; on Sundays, its sister paper Bild am Sonntag ("Picture on the Sunday") is published instead, which has a different style and its own editors. Bild is tabloid in style but broadsheet in size. It is the best-selling non-Asian newspaper (after The Times of India became the highest-circulating non-Japanese newspaper) and has the sixth-largest circulation worldwide.[1] Its motto, prominently displayed below the logo, is unabhängig, überparteilich ("independent, nonpartisan"). Another slogan used prominently in advertising is Bild dir deine Meinung!, which translates as "Form your own opinion!" (by reading Bild), a pun based on the fact that in German, Bild is a homophone of the imperative form of the verbGerman: bilden (English: to form) and the nounGerman: Bild, (English: picture, image).
 Bild has been described as "notorious for its mix of gossip, inflammatory language, and sensationalism" and as having a huge influence on German politicians.[2] Its nearest English-language stylistic and journalistic equivalent is often considered to be the British national newspaper The Sun, the second highest selling European tabloid newspaper, with which it shares a degree of rivalry.” Wikipedia…
 From the Article: “CAIRO -- What on earth is THAT? In the photo we see a giant scary finger. You will recognize it almost immediately, but will still have to look twice. The bone appears to have been chopped off. As if by a hatchet. And very, very old. Mummified. In some places; crumbled. Torn, leathery skin. Split, loose nails.

Giant Finger compared with finger xray?
Giant Finger compared with finger xray?
Yes, indeed, the gruesome relic seems to be a finger, but huge, 38 cm long. What is the secret behind it? Few people have ever seen this finger since 1988 up close and now it's photos are being viewed in Germany.
 It has an x-ray image to prove its authenticity (photo below). On the last day of his private investigation, Spörri was given leave in 1988 to contact an old man who was a grave robber who found it. About 100 kilometers northeast of Cairo, the meeting took place in a farm house at Bir Hooker. For $300 Spörri could take a look at the family treasure of unsold items of the grave robber. Wrapped in old rags was the bone and dermis.
 Spörri told our news reporters: "It was an oblong package, that smelled musty. I was totally flabbergasted when I saw the dark brown relic was allowed to take it in hand and also take pictures, a bill put next to it to get a size comparison. "The bent finger was split open and covered with dried mold. "It was surprisingly light, maybe a few hundred grams.
 My heart was in my throat. It was incredible! The owner of the finger would have been about twenty feet tall… "The grave robber showed the Swiss man that the finger also had a certificate of authenticity and an X-ray image.
 Both are from the 1960s when it was originally found. "The grave robber implored all in the name of Allah saying it was sacred.
 He would not sell the finger. It was to him and his family much too important … " Today Spörri regrets that he was the only person with the photos of the finger. For years it occupied his thoughts. Scientists were not interested in the finger, which they consider impossible to be real.

Giant Finger with original xray authentication
Giant Finger with original xray authentication
"The Relic does not fit into their theories," the discoverer told He did not want to make a mockery of the experts, and decided to let the story rest. It was not until 2009, he went back to search for the ancient Arabs and the relic. But the traces in Bir Hooker had come to nothing …”
Conclusion: Is this a real artifact? Not if you ask science. Ironic in that the grave robber tried to use the scientific process-the xray to overcome the objections of the naysayers. I say again that for believers if this proves to be real it serves to reinforce what we already believed in terms of biblical accuracy. If it proves to be a fake we will still believe that David cut off a giant who was a remnant of the Nephilim’s head. If it proves to be real and science is forced to reckon with it and other giant artifacts—science is going to have some explaining to do.

Woman photographed with shadow figure while out to lunch with family

A woman went out to lunch with her family and while waiting for their food one of the family members started taking photos. After reviewing the images later that night, she noticed something strange in one of the photos. 
"I'm not sure what it is or if its anything at all. My family and I went to the Carvery in Reading for Sunday lunch, that's where the photo was taken. I think I have something here," 
According to Parris, a family member had taken multiple photos of her back-to-back and in one of the images a strange ghost appeared. The first photo she submitted appears to be normal whereas thesecond photo taken immediately after captured a black figure standing behind her.

What do you think the eerie figure is? Is it a real person? Is it a hoax? 
Source: Examiner

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cloudy with a chance of…flying carpets? Residents left shocked by bizarre SQUARE cloud

Homeowners in Exeter, Devon wasted no time snapping photographs for Facebook and excitedly posting on Twitter about the flying carpet shaped cloud hanging over the city.
The sharp-edged cloud formation was first spotted on Saturday afternoon and gained mainstream attention when it was tweeted by Laura Gilchrist, an employee at the Met Office.

She posted: "So this evening, over Exeter, there was a rhombus-shaped cloud".
But those looking for a sensational or supernatural explanation for the water vapour suspended in the shape of Aladdin's flying carpet are set to be disappointed.
A Met Office spokesman reassured residents that the cloud just an oddly-shaped contrail – the man-made clouds formed by the water vapour blasted from a plane's jet engine as it moves through the air.
Residents remarked on the cloud's unusual flying carpet-like shape Tweets commented on the cloud's unusual flying carpet-like shape [SWNS]
But while contrails normally appear as two thin stripes tracing a plane's progress through the sky – a mixture of atmospheric conditions transformed this example into a floating rectangle.
The Met Office spokesman said: "In this case an aircraft has moved through a pocket of air with the right conditions for the contrail to form, meaning there is just a short section.
"The wind is blowing at right angles to the contrail, and due to the right atmospheric conditions this is causing the ice crystals in that trail to spread outwards - creating this rectangular shaped cloud.
"It's unusual to see the cloud edges quite so well-defined as in this example but the processes involved are very common"

See also:

Evidence of time travel popping up all over the Internet

The signs are unmistakable. The evidence is everywhere. The laws of space and time sway and crumble as you read this. YouTube has exposed their presence. They are time travelers.
Loopers come in many forms. Modern day men pose alongside pioneers in history books. Hipsters stick out in crowds well before their time. Cowboys use iPhones as they ride in stagecoaches. DeLoreans appear parallel-parked alongside curbs in grainy footage from decades past. Extras in Charlie Chaplin films casually chat on cell phones. School children carry Macbook Airs … during the Cold War.
Can anyone really deny that time travelers are moving fluidly throughout history?
You be the judge.


A man and his wife open a book and are shocked by what they find:
A time traveller caught on tape chatting on a cell phone in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie:
Man uses iPhone in 1948 film to find a good Saloon on Yelp!:
DeLorean parked alongside a curb in another Charlie Chaplin film:
A girl carrying a Macbook Air … during the Cold War!?
Time traveler saves pedestrian from certain death:
Hipster appears in 1941 photograph:
Another hipster, this time in another Charlie Chaplin film:
A man named Vonhelton takes a jaunt through history:
Time traveling teacher from the 1950s predicts Game 2 of the 2010 World Series?

Man travels through time under sink, meets older version of himself:

Artwork from the Getty shows a time traveler checking RYOT News in ancient Greece:

Source: Ryot

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Inspiring Pictures Of Shaolin Monks Training

Shaolin Kungfu practiced by monks from Shaolin Monastery takes martial arts to a brand new level.
As Shaolin monks believe the strength comes only from the mind, there are almost no limits to what can be done with their bodies during the trainings. They practice techniques centered around balance, strength, endurance, and self defense. They can endure incredible amounts of pain while barely flinching. The design and arrangements of their movements are based on the medical knowledge of ancient China and conforms to the rule of movement of the human body.
They believe that what their bodies can endure is symptomatic of the strength of their souls and minds.













Source: themindunleashed

Does Quantum Physics Imply That You Are Immortal?

Is Schrödinger's Cat immortal? And by extension, does that mean that both you and I will live forever as well?

In the famed thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects the radioactivity from a single atom decaying, the poison is released into the sealed box, killing the cat. But in the weird world of quantum mechanics - or more specifically in this case, the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics - the cat would supposedly remain in a state of 'superposition', both alive and dead, until an observation or measurement is made by an external observer opening the box, collapsing the wavefunction - and finding the cat either alive or dead. Schrödinger did not see this as a serious possibility - instead, his thought experiment was meant to show a problem with the Copenhagen interpretation.

Another interpretation of quantum mechanics, formulated in 1957 by Hugh Everett, removed the problematic wavefunction collapse. In the 'Many Worlds' interpretation, rather than collapsing from superposition into a single reality, the wavefunction branches into multiple realities consisting of each possible outcome. This interpretation of quantum mechanics carries with it the mind-boggling implication that all possible histories exist, each contained within its very own universe (or 'world', as per 'Many Worlds'). Every time a decision is made, another complete universe splits off from this one.

In the Many Worlds interpretation, Schrödinger's experiment has created two completely separate in which the cat is dead, and another in which it remains alive. The 'collapse of the wavefunction' is an illusion caused by viewing the outcome from only one of the universes. And if Schrödinger carries out the experiment again, he creates another two universes, one with another dead cat, and another with the cat still alive.

Keen observers might note that, in Many Worlds, among the infinite branching of universes, there remains one branch in which the cat continues to be alive. It is claimed that Hugh Everett saw his theory as guaranteeing immortality to conscious beings: at each branching of universes between death and living, a being's consciousness is bound to continue following the living path (given that consciousness, according to orthodox modern science, does not continue beyond death).

The 'quantum suicide' thought experiment, devised in the 1980s as the Many Worlds parallel of the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment, illustrates the concept:

A physicist sits in a chair with a gun pointed at his head. The gun is attached to a machine that measure the spin of a quantum particle. Every time the trigger is pulled, the spin of the particle is measured. If the particle spins clockwise, the gun fires, killing the physicist. If the particle spins anti-clockwise, the gun won’t fire – there’ll only be a click.
The physicist keeps running the experiment, but all he ever hears is a click – the gun never goes off. Because each time the trigger is pulled, the universe splits, creating two universes – one where the physicist dies and one where he lives. From the living physicist’s point of view, the gun just keeps clicking. But in all the other universes, there’s a dead body.
The implication is that, among the infinity of universes being created, we will all follow the particular branch that guarantees our immortality. That's not to say you haven't died though. We will all experience the deaths of our friends and family at some point, as they - at some point - diverge from our personal 'branch of immortality' and follow their own. That car accident where you can't understand how you weren't killed? You were in another universe, but not the one you're in now. In that other universe, your family grieved your passing, while in this one we carry on.
But before you begin celebrating your god-like quantum immortality, note that the theory has been criticized. Physicist Max Tegmark has explained that life and death situations are not always dependent on binary events like the quantum experiment. And it's difficult to understand how, as aging beings, we can overcome the ticking clock of time in slowly destroying our physical body and brain.
Unless maybe in your branching universe you discovered the secret to eternal youth...
Source: Daily Grail

Mysterious Crop Circle Appears In Wheat Field

A mysterious giant crop circle has appeared overnight in a field belonging to a German farmer.
It has attracted thousands of visitors from far and wide who have flocked to the scene to sing, dance and meditate within the ornate design.
One observer said: "I believe you can only rule out, you can only ask yourself, what can be definitely ruled out as a cause for this.
"The newspapers are reporting that it was college students who raked the field, but when you see the elaborate design of the circles from above, that seems very unlikely. Those circles are looking very good."
Another visitor added: "I think it's almost impossible for this to appear overnight, and to do it in such an exact and precise manner. How is this possible?"
Measuring 75 metres in diameter (246 feet), it was discovered by a balloonist flying over the wheat field near Weilheim.
Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the field, told the dpa news agency it was not his creation, but may have been the work of students on summer holiday.
He added he was unsure whether he would be keeping the crop circle.
Source: SkyNews

Image of ghostly man spotted on Google Earth at remains of village which was bulldozed to make way for airfield

A haunting image of a man was captured on Google Earth at the remains of a house in a 'ghost village' bulldozed to make way for an airfield.

Fiona Powell, 38, of Bristol, came across the dark figure when she was scouring aerial views online of Bristol Filton Airfield in South Gloucestershire.
The village of Charlton was destroyed in 1946 so that the airfield in Filton - owned by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, which is now BAE Systems - could be extended for the giant Brabazon airliner.

Mother-of-two Ms Powell said: ‘I had recently read about Charlton village and knew that it used to have a pub, a pond, some cottages and farmhouses.

‘I love history and old buildings, and learning more about how Bristol used to be. After reading the book about Charlton, I decided to see if anything was left of the village, or could be seen on Google Earth.
‘I was looking around the Brentry and Pen Park area as it's near where I work, and went on to look at Filton Airfield. I went to the end of the runway and saw the remains of what looked like two old farmhouses.

‘Then suddenly in the right hand corner I noticed the dark figure of a man with a cap on above the site of an old building.
‘It looked quite spooky so I called my husband over. We zoomed in again and again and couldn't believe it.’
She added: ‘I'm not sure what I think about it now. It's definitely a shadow of something and looks like a man. I'm quite open-minded about ghosts and this could be one.
History lover: Fiona Powell, 38, of Bristol, came across the dark figure when she was scouring aerial views of Filton Airfield in South Gloucestershire on the internet
History lover: Fiona Powell, 38, of Bristol, came across the dark figure when she was scouring aerial views of Filton Airfield in South Gloucestershire on the internet
Close-up: Charlton once had a manor house, two or three farms, cottages, a church, a pub called the Carpenters Arms, a common and a post office
Close-up: Charlton once had a manor house, two or three farms, cottages, a church, a pub called the Carpenters Arms, a common and a post office

‘If it had been just anywhere in Bristol I wouldn't have found it so interesting, but because it was on the site of an old farmhouse in a village that was abandoned, I thought it was fascinating.

‘It looks like the figure is looking over a house that once was.’
Charlton once had a manor house, two or three farms, cottages, a church, a pub called the Carpenters Arms, a common and a post office.

The village's 17th-century Manor Farm had once belonged to the influential Cann family, who gave Bristol two Lord Mayors.

And in Victorian times, Charlton Farm was the home of soap manufacturer Christopher Thomas. But most of Charlton's streets and buildings now lie buried under 14ft of soil and tarmac.
Villagers had their homes compulsorily purchased and bulldozed to make way for the huge Brabazon hangar.
Take off: The village of Charlton was destroyed in 1946 so that the airfield in Filton (pictured) could be extended
Take off: The village of Charlton was destroyed in 1946 so that the airfield in Filton (pictured) could be extended
No go: The Brabazon aeroplane (pictured on its maiden flight at Filton in 1949) was hopelessly overweight, under-powered and doomed to failure before the project was scrapped in 1953
No go: The Brabazon aeroplane (pictured on its maiden flight at Filton in 1949) was hopelessly overweight, under-powered and doomed to failure before the project was scrapped in 1953

But the Brabazon aeroplane, hopelessly overweight and under-powered, was doomed to failure and the project was scrapped in 1953.

The runway remained but the promised replacement village never materialised and most of the old residents of Charlton moved to Patchway.

It is only now that the airfield has been sold to a London-based property firm, by landlord BAE Systems in a multi-million-pound deal, that houses look set to be built over the runway - and over the remains of the old Charlton village.

Diggers have already moved onto the historic runway after the airfield officially closed to flights in December. 

The new village of more than 2,000 homes will revive the area's original name to become Charlton Hayes.

 VIDEO  A plan flies past the spot where the ghostly image has been spotted 

Source: MailOnline

'Ghost of figure standing on staircase' caught on camera at 16th Century Tudor mansion

The spooky appearance of a 'solid person' was captured by a group investigating paranormal activity at Stanley Palace in Chester

This is the eerie footage which apparently captures the ghost of a 16th Century Tudor mansion.
A group investigating paranormal activity took the video which appears to show the image of a person standing on a staircase at Stanley Palace in Chester.
Sefton Paranormal Investigations describe the figure as a solid person with a visible nose, mouth and hair, which looks first at the camera and then up the stairs.
Co-founder Aaron Robinette is seen in the video with team member Joanne May at a location they identified as a hotspot.
Aaron, from Southport, Merseyside. told the Chester Chronicle: “We were informed by the curator that there was a staircase with a door underneath it, where a man died.
“In the video, I’m sat on a chair and Joe is sat on the staircase, and we’re calling out to spirits.
“Nothing happened, but it was only when watching the video back that I saw it. It appears and disappears in shot, all in front of the camera.
“We try to disprove it and if we can’t find a natural explanation, like shadows or reflections, it’s the main reason I believe I can categorise it as paranormal.”

Source: Mirror

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The curse of Hollywood: 9 shocking coincidences that haunt the industry

Hollywood may seem like glitz, glam and an endless good time on the surface, but there are rumoured to be a whole heap of curses haunting the industry.
From a group of stars dying at the young age of 27 , to endless bad luck for a stream of Playboy models, there's been some seriously shocking coincidences on set and in the wider celebrity world.
And, while it may all be coincidence, there are rumours some of the biggest films in the industry were cursed from the start.
Here are nine of the most shocking instances:

The '27 Club'

Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix
27 Club

The so-called ‘27 Club’ of musicians who burnt brightly but died too soon, was coined after the deaths in the ‘60s and ’70s of some of the giants of the music scene.
The first was Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones guitarist found dead in his pool in 1969.
That was followed by electric guitar hero Jimi Hendrix who choked on his own vomit after a drink and drugs binge in London in 1970.
A month later tragic singer Janis Joplin died of a probable heroin overdose, and less than a year later Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, was found dead in a bathtub in Paris from heart failure.
Even after the hedonistic days of the late ‘60s, though, the 27 Club continued to grow, as a surprising number of top musicians died at that age.
In 1994 Kurt Cobain, the depressed lead singer of Nirvana, shot himself dead.
According to the book  Heavier Than Heaven, when Cobain died, his sister claimed as a child he would talk about how he wanted to join the 27 Club.
And tragic singer Amy Winehouse died in 2011 from a drug overdose, adding her name to the ever-growing list.
Other groups including Canned Heat, The Drifters, Uriah Heep, The Grateful Dead and Big Star have all lost members aged 27.

The curse of the The Dark Knight

ReutersHeath Ledger in his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight 2008
Tragic Heath Ledger

Of course, a tragedy the world will remember was actor Heath Ledger's death in 2008 at just 28-years-old, shortly before his film The Dark Knight was released.
But it wasn't the only terrible news for the film crew.
A stuntman, Conway Wickliffe, was killed during filming when the car reportedly crashed into a tree.
The father-of-two suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
And the main actor himself, Christian Bale, was arrested just before the premiere of the film in 2008, for alleged assault.

The Terminator curse

Surely not?

Another film rumoured to have had a worrying curse was the Terminator series (so, actually more than just the one film this time).
It began when Nick Stahl was admitted to hospital in June last year and placed on an involuntary '5150 psychiatric hold'.
He later admitted "it was helpful" and was released shortly after.
Unrelated but unfortunate all the same, actor Edward Furlong has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for years, and it reportedly started after he filmed Terminator 2.
He first entered rehab in 2000, and has been admitted several times since, most recently last year.
And who could forget renowned actor Christian Bale's foul-mouthed rant on the set of Terminator Salvation?
After hapless crew member Shane Hurlbut accidentally ruined a take, the actor let rip with an extraordinary expletive-laden tirade which tarnished his star status.
In just three minutes, he unleashed the F word 39 times in a rant that put Gordon Ramsay to shame.
"I want you off the f****** set, you p****," Bale screamed at the movie's photography director.
He later apologised, saying: "I was out of order beyond belief."

A stream of bad luck for Playboy


From established A-listers to wannabes, there's been a long line of Playboy Playmates whose lives have hit the skids or even come to an untimely end after appearing in the magazine.
Reality star Danielle Lloyd was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after revealing she had a relationship with footballer Teddy Sheringham, who had been one of the judges of the competition.
And it went from bad to worse for the star after she was accused of being racist to 2007 Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty.
But far worse was a string of  Playboy models' deaths.
Stunner Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash while being driven through the night between engagements in 1967.
Tragic Dorothy Stratten was killed by her husband in 1980, before he turned the gun on himself, and Claudia Jennings died in a car crash in 1979m, after modelling for Playboy.
Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett also graced the magazine cover in 1995, but later became just as well known for her stormy personal life thanks to her on-off relationship with actor Ryan O'Neal and rumours of drug abuse.

The Poltergeist Plague

RexStill from the 1982 film Poltergeist

While filming a horror film surely guarantees a few flickering lights and an eerie atmosphere, according to reports the cast and crew noted some worrying extra flickers while filming The Poltergeist Plague.
But while that hardly warrants the curse title, a tragic death followed shortly after.
Actress Dominique Dunne, who played the oldest daughter in the film, was murdered by her ex boyfriend at just 22.
But even more shocking, three more of the main characters died unexpectedly, including Will Sampson, Julian Beck and Heather O'Rourke - who died of septic shock at just 12-years-old.

The Exorcist spreads fear


Perhaps one of the most well known curse rumours surrounded the Exorcist film.
Many have referenced strange occurrences on set, and the main one was when the interior sets of the MacNeil residence, except for Regan's bedroom, were destroyed by a studio fire and had to be rebuilt.
But most tragic of all was the death of Jack MacGowran shortly after finishing filming. He is thought to have died from the London flu epidemic at the time in 1973.

Superman curse

'Cursed' heroes

Another well known and seriously spooky coincidence happened in the world of Superman.
A shocking four of the actors tragically died unexpectedly after being involved in the films, starting with George Reeves who died of a gunshot wound aged 45, and Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a 1995 horseback riding accident, and died nine years later aged 52.
Bud Collyer (who voiced the uperman cartoon in 1941), died of a circulatory problem at the age of 61.
And Lee Quigley, who played Superman as a baby in 1978, died at just 14-years-old due to solvent abuse.

James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed Little B*****d

James Dean in Porsche Spyder 1955 actor sits behind the wheel of a classic car
Death car?

Actor James Dean's bought his Porsche 550 Spyder - named Little B*****d - while filming Rebel Without a Cause, and it was reportedly named that due to how terrifying it looked.
The actor was killed when the car crashed in 1955, and since then many more have been killed after coming into contact with parts of the car.
Although there is no evidence to suggest it has anything to do with touching the car, Troy McHenery and William Exchrid were both killed in car crashes after buying parts of the broken car.
It immediately sparked rumours there was a curse on the vehicle.

The Omen Curse

Harvey Stephens in 1976 horror film The Omen

Now while all of these send slight shivers down our spine, none are quite as shocking as The Omen.
While filming of the satanic film, scriptwriter David Seltzer and Gregory Peck’s two planes (yes, they flew SEPARATELY), were both hit by lighting.
As if that wasn't enough, executive producer Mace Neufelds' plane from Rome was almost struck too.
A special effects consultant reportedly later crashed his car in Holland and died on Friday 13, and Gregory Peck’s son died after reportedly shooting himself.
Gregory himself cancelled a seat on a plane to Israel which later crashed, killing everyone onboard.

Source: Mirror