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Saturday May 31 2003

Ft. Detrick Digs Uncover Live Bacteria
Two years of digging at Fort Detrick have unearthed more than 2,000 tons of hazardous waste, including vials of live bacteria and nonvirulent anthrax the military didn't know were there, Army officials say
-wusa news

Astronomers Find Seven Planet-forming Disks, Doubling Total
A mammoth sky survey led by University of Florida astronomers has uncovered seven planet-forming disks in clusters of young stars, doubling the number of such disks discovered and expanding the territory that might yield new planets.
-science daily

The Ghost Stalkers of West Tennessee
Looking closely at the television the Ghost Stalkers of West Tennessee believe they are seeing evidence of the afterlife.
-news channel 3

Alien Abductions: The Real Deal?
Are alien abductions a misunderstood sleep phenomenon, or apocalyptic warnings? The answer depends on which constellation you work for at Harvard

Why Some Believe in Martians
Rael argues that religious leaders from Buddha to Jesus are merely alien ambassadors, and he is not alone in this revisionist cosmology: Cults have always infused existing religious traditions with esoterica known only to the leader.

Stone Age skull found on school outing
Students at Napp School in Lofoten had a field trip out of the ordinary when one alert 11-year-old spotted what turned out to be a human skull that may be between 5,000-6,000 years old. Archeologists from the Viking Museum in Borg were examining the find on Tuesday.
-aftenposten news

Archaeologists examine 'pre-historic stone faces'
Archaeologists say five stones with faces carved into them - which have been ignored for decades after being found in Massachusetts - could be prehistoric relics

Life clues on Red Planet
Scientists may have identified what could be the best place to look for life on the Red Planet. It is the Russell Crater in Mars' southern hemisphere

Marsupial giants emerge from prehistoric caves
A new horned kangaroo, giant marsupial lions, birds and a wolf-sized Tasmanian tiger are just some of the latest cache of fossils unearthed in caves on the Nullarbor Plain

Yeti: The great Everest mystery
Kathmandu - Many have tracked it on the slopes of Everest, but few have seen it. Nonetheless, the mystery of the Yeti has outlived the conquest of the world's highest summit 50 years ago and perhaps represents the last true Himalayan quest

UFO researchers probe lights at Booger Bottom
UFO investigators Olivia Newton and Jim Clifford are trying to solve the case of the red dots at Booger Bottom.
-The Associated Press

'Signs' of alien arrival? Or just buffalo on range?
When Lisa and Pete Andrews noticed odd patches of tall grass knocked down in a field next to their house, the first culprits that came to mind were little green men

Bone of contention Woman hopes to ID strange skull she found
An unusual find by a village woman is the talk of the town, drawing curious residents to Snyder’s Headquarters tavern who’d like to take a guess at what it possibly could be
-the telegraph

Strange Circle in Lone Star
It's not exactly a crop circle, but some East Texans in Lone Star are baffled by some strange markings on the ground.

Wednesday May 28 2003

Nazis, treasure and mystery deaths: the hunt for the Amber Chamber
It is a tale with all the classic ingredients of an edge-of-your-seat thriller: mystery deaths, Nazis and a modern-day chase for a stolen trove of early 18th century treasure.

Body in pipe an unsavoury addition to Manila water
Millions of people in Manila have been drinking super-chlorinated water this week as the body of a teenager remained stubbornly stuck in a major supply pipe

More sightings of Gate ghosts
Personal assistant Sue Carpenter is not the only person to have seen a ghost at Borehamwood's Gate Studio
-bizare london

Artist offers to paint portraits from ashes
An artist is offering to use the ashes of cremated spouses to paint their portraits as a lasting memorial

Spooky venues to aid research
Volunteers have been asked to describe their "ghostly" experiences at an Edinburgh and London venue as part of a study into how people see "paranormal" events.
-evening standard

Miracle baby 'grew in liver'
A healthy baby has been born after developing in its mother's liver instead of in the womb

'Oldest sculpture' found in Morocco
A 400,000-year-old stone object unearthed in Morocco could be the world's oldest attempt at sculpture

Spirits soar at conclave on UFOs, paranormal
Employees at the Radisson Hotel near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have their own ghost stories.
-seattle times

Report: Planets could form in 3 million years
Recipe for an "instant" Earth-like planet: scrape up cosmic dust swirling around a newborn star and wait a mere three million years

The curse of the quarter
A strange series of coincidences befalls the 50 State Quarters

Saturday May 24 2003

Conspiracy Journal #210
- Rocket Fuel Residues Found in Lettuce - - North Korea Fired Laser at U.S. Troops - - Stanton Friedman - The Quest for Truth About UFOs - - More On The Mystery Of The Asian Stone Discs By C. A. Honey - - AND, ’Vampires or Aliens’ Blamed for Chilean Chicken Slaughter -
-paranormal news

Strange Creature Forces Maru Women Indoors
Women in Maru, headquarters of Maru Local Government area of Zamfara have been forced to remain indoors in the evenings for fear of a strange creature which chases them

Alarm raised over return of human remains
Leading scientists said yesterday that their research would become practically impossible if the Government sanctioned the return of human bones and other museum exhibits to their countries of origin

Freemasons’ identities revealed on Internet
For the first time, the identities of Norwegian freemasons have been made public. A Christian newspaper has published the list of names on the Internet

Ghostly magnetism explained
British psychologists have published research findings which they believe go some way towards explaining why people think they see or feel ghosts.

Friday May 23 2003

Six bodies found at Stonehenge
Archaeologists who last year unearthed the remains of a Bronze Age archer at Stonehenge said Wednesday they have found six more bodies near the mysterious ring of ancient monoliths

Scientists dredge up vestige of chilling monster
This monster marine killing machine was so big it would make today's great white shark look positively friendly by comparison
-new zealand herald

Filer’s Files #21 -- 2003
-paranormal news

First Picture of Earth From Mars
No one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space.
-national geographic

Fleeing DR Congo with tales of horror
Allegations of cannibalism and mass murder are coming from Congolese civilians of the Hema ethnic group who have fled across the border into western Uganda

Family finds and cares for two-headed turtle
The Pascarell family is no stranger to unique animals. But to their six dogs, three cats, four horses, 11 fish and one hamster, add the strangest pet yet: a tiny two-headed turtle.

Wednesday May 21 2003

'Martian features' found on Earth
Features in a Martian meteorite believed by some to be the fossilised remains of alien bacteria may have formed underwater, scientists claim

Underground Fire Still Burns After 120 Years
An underground coal fire that was started almost 120 years ago in New Straitsville is slowly working its way under Wayne National Forest
-ohio news

Ancient Nicaraguan society found
Archaeologists have discovered what they describe as a previously unknown ancient civilisation in Central America

A Spy Machine of DARPA's Dreams
The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all the information and make it searchable

Hot Deal! Pluto, the Last Oasis for Life
It might be a few billion years before an ad like this appears in your local paper, but it could show up for good reason

UFO in Baku Again
Hundreds of Baku residents became the witnesses of the unusual phenomenon - the unidentified flying object buzzed above the city on Monday in the evening.
-baku today

Barcoding humans
The era of implanting people with identity chips is up on us
-boston globe

Monday May 19 2003

Europa's ice crust probed
The ice shell of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, is probably about 25 kilometres (15 miles) thick, according to scientists

Video: The Late Ray Wallace, Bigfoot Hoaxer
Others say evidence for Bigfoot goes beyond Wallace.

Ghosts in the dungeon
Dank old Mansfield prison housed 154,000 souls. Believers say some linger
-the beacon journal

Study: Big California quake may be really big
The faults that crisscross Southern California may be capable of rupturing in concert to produce larger earthquakes than previously thought, according to several studies of the magnitude-7.9 quake that rocked Alaska last year.

Pictures of the May 15-16 Lunar Eclipse
As the moon moved through the shadow of the Earth, 6-year-old Parker Sydnam peered up at the phenomenon through a 6-inch telescope.

Stanton Friedman - The quest for truth about UFOs
After more than 45 years of study and investigations and visits to 19 document archives, I am convinced that:
-news register

Astronomers take vision to the limit
Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (Eso) organisation have successfully tested a device that corrects for the distortions introduced into an astronomical image by the turbulence of the Earth's atmosphere.

Death for SARS spreaders: China
China has threatened to execute or jail for life anyone who deliberately spreads the killer SARS virus.

Study: West Nile mosquitoes are mutants
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and a strain of malaria have developed a resistance to insecticides because of a single-letter mutation in their genetic code, according to scientists.

Body in Offaly bog is over 500 years old
Gardaí in Offaly say the human torso which was discovered in a bog yesterday is over 500 years old

Fan ate Jackass star's vomit
A 22 year old from Sveio, Norway, is a dedicated fan of MTV series Jackass and has Steve-O as his idol. On Friday the fan entered the stage during a Jackass show to eat the TV star’s vomit.

Sunday May 18 2003

Neptune May Have Seasons
A slow but clear change in the cloud cover of the planet Neptune suggests that the eighth planet from the sun has seasons much like Earth does, say astronomers studying pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope.
-discovery news

Synthetic gecko hairs promise walking up walls
The prospect of being able to emulate a gecko and walk up a wall and across the ceiling has come a step closer to reality. Scientists in California have begun to work out how to make a material coated with synthetic gecko hairs
-new scientist

Crop circles puzzle farmer
THE overnight appearance of dozens of bizarre crop circles in a field of sorghum has spooked a Sunshine Coast hinterland farmer and his workers

Is Stranahan House haunted? Local ghost hunters claim yes
The questions have been whispered among those who work there. What was that noise? Did you hear that door close? Is the Stranahan House ... haunted?

Saturday May 17 2003

Martian aircraft to be built
Soon, a small aircraft laden with sensors and a high-speed datalink could be flying over the mountains of Mars - the first aircraft to fly over the terrain of another world

Comet Could Brighten Night Skies Next Spring
Mark your calendars for this time next year, when a rare, bright naked-eye comet might grace the spring evening sky. Then again, maybe not.

Conspiracy Journal #209
- Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret - - Twenty-Three Crystal Skulls Found in Himalayan Cave - - UFO Researchers Looking for N.M. Crash Witnesses - - Anti-gravity at Least Raising Hopes - - AND, Ferocious Wildcat Chews up Buick in Indiana -
-paranormal news

Ancient fault lines may have become re-activated
Columbia University research suggests that ancient fault lines in Indiana have been re-activated and may be the cause of recent earthquakes

Illusionist to stage Russian Roulette on Channel 4
Channel 4 is to show a televised game of Russian roulette in which psychological illusionist Derren Brown will attempt to avoid shooting himself in the head.

Plumbing the Earth's depths
A US scientist has described an ambitious plan using a nuclear weapon and a hundred thousand of tonnes of molten iron to send a grapefruit-sized probe to the centre of the Earth.

Friday May 16 2003

UFO Roundup Volume 8 No. 19
-paranormal news

UK has first confirmed SARS case
Government health authorities Thursday reported the first confirmed case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in the United Kingdom

Illinois lawmakers consider ban on tongue-splitting
Ears with two, three, even five piercings are ancient history. Studs in tongues and navels are, for many, no big deal. And who doesn't have a tattoo? These days, the attention-grabbing look is tongue-splitting: cutting the tongue to make it forked.
-nando times

Wednesday May 14 2003

Ancient artwork or modern hoax? Geologist tries to crack mystery of stone faces
They've been overlooked as useless oddities for decades flat-backed stones with sunken eye sockets and gaping mouths carved into them stowed in bowling ball bags....

Twins for woman with two wombs
A Brazilian woman with two wombs has given birth to healthy twins - one from each womb

Woman Recounts Sighting Of Memphremagog Monster
Lake Memphremagog's signature mystery has returned.
-caledonian record

World's smallest seahorse discovered
Scientists say they have discovered the world's smallest seahorse, after realizing it was not simply the offspring of a species they already knew about.
-yahoo news uk

The Life and Death of Planet Earth
In 2000, paleontologist Peter D. Ward and astronomer Donald Brownlee argued persuasively in their book Rare Earth that life in all its complexity found on Earth is most likely a cosmic abberation

Total Lunar Eclipse: May 15-16, 2003
The first eclipse of 2003 occurs on the evening of Thursday, May 15 (in Europe, the eclipse occurs during the early morning hours of Friday, May 16).

Sunday May 11 2003

UFO Roundup Volume 8 Number 18
-paranormal news

Saturday May 10 2003

Unearthing the Moon: Sampling Our Natural Satellite
Celestially speaking, the Moon is in our face. Throughout this decade it will become more so as robotic visitors toddle over to the beat-up and desolate natural satellite of Earth

Tripping De-Light Fantastic
Are psychedelic drugs good for you?
-msn news

The end is nigh: so is 10th planet
If the Earth moves for you it's probably Thursday. Herald Correspondent Shane Green reports
-Sydney Morning Herald

Friday May 9 2003

Ghosts lurking in scientist minds
A survey has lifted the veil on an unexpected secret - many scientists believe in ghosts
-new zealand news

The Secrets of September 11
The White House is battling to keep a report on the terror attacks secret. Does the 2004 election have anything to do with it?

Two Asteroids Collided, Showered Earth with Debris
Scientists have found evidence on Earth for an ancient asteroid collision in space that appears to have generated a modest rain of fire on the planet for a few million years.

CHILE: Witchcraft and Grave Robbing in Antofagasta
Witchcraft practices at the General Cemetery of Antofagasta have caused a stir
-paranormal news

Bright lights spark UFO rumours
A SET of mysterious bright lights in the Northern Territory's night sky have residents in the beachside suburb of Nightcliff abuzz with talk of an alien encounter

Recovered Meteor Reveals Solar Secrets
The extraordinary find of a meteorite that was photographed as it plummeted to Earth has helped resolve some of the mysteries about the solar system's rocky wanderers, but also created new ones
-discovery news

Thursday May 8 2003

New Mars Water Theory Looks at Wind
Mars' most celebrated watery feature may not from water at all, but from wind, says a geologist who has found the driest, dustiest explanation yet for Martian gullies
-discovery news

Russian woman speaks languages from 'past lives'
A Russian woman who claims to be able to speak 120 languages says many of them are from her previous lives.

Sting in scorpion's tail a new high for trendy Indians
The trendy and the elite in India's wealthy western state of Gujarat, bored with mundane drugs, are turning to the sting of a scorpion to get their kicks, a press report has said
-yahoo news

Delta Block: U.S. Denies “Spectacular Ruins” in Antarctica Captured on Video
The U.S. government said it will seek to block the airing of a video found by Navy rescuers in Antarctica that purportedly reveals that a massive archeological dig is underway two miles beneath the ice.

Eggs in the lab, and Bob's your mother
The production of eggs in the laboratory for the first time has raised the possibility that two men could become the parents of their own genetic child

Bode’s Law and KBOs: Proof of Planet X?
The Titius-Bode Law basically predicts the spacing of the planets or distances from the sun. The relationship was first theorized by Johann Titius in 1766 and was calculated as a mathematical progression by J.E. Bode in 1778.
-paranormal news

Tuesday May 6 2003

Rangers Find Arm That Climber Amputated
Thirteen park rangers lugged equipment into this southeastern Utah park and lifted an 800-pound boulder that had trapped a mountain climber until he amputated his arm with a pocketknife.

Dropping lake levels expose ruins
Archaeologists find remnants of Salado Indians’ civilization

Telescopes aim at Mercury
Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is set to move in front of the star as viewed from Earth on Wednesday, 7 May.

Cult Claims World To Be Destroyed In 10 Days
Some 50 members of an apocalyptic sect that has taken up residence in a village in central Japan have abandoned the site after receiving orders to do so from the government.
-paranormal news

New Jellyfish Species Found
In the Monterey Submarine Canyon at depths of 2,100 feet (645 meters) and more, is a cold, dark world inhabited by strange creatures including vampire squid and football fish
-national geographic

Egyptian Mummy's Life, Death Revealed
High-tech analysis of a mummy, nicknamed "Cleo," is shedding light on the life and burial of the middle class woman inside the wrappings who lived 2,000 years ago in Egypt.
-discovery news

Saturday May 3 2003

Climber Who Cut Off His Arm Had No Choice
The climber who amputated his own arm to free himself from beneath a boulder had no other choice if he wanted to survive, one of his rescuers said Friday

'Mummy's organ' removed from jar
UK scientists have opened a jar thought to contain a preserved internal organ of an Egyptian mummy more than 3,000 years old.

'Shocking' Experiment Reveals How Asteroids Explode
Sometimes in science, if you want answers, you just have to bust things up. That's what Kazushige Tomeoka and colleagues did in order to learn why most of the space dust that falls to Earth is wet, while larger space rocks found on the planet are usually dry as a bone

Dead cats found in apartment
city officials raided an apartment on Beacon Hill yesterday and found more than 60 dead cats and hundreds of syringes and medicine bottles in what appeared to be a secret laboratory.
-the boston globe

Six SARS Cases Confirmed in U.S.
Six cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome are now confirmed in the U.S.
-wtop news

Gilgamesh tomb believed found
Archaeologists in Iraq believe they may have found the lost tomb of King Gilgamesh - the subject of the oldest "book" in history.

Thursday May 1 2003

The First Stars: Stellar Ashes Reveal Timing of Initial Light
Sifting through ashes of the first stars, astronomers have found significant amounts of iron, which dates the initial stellar furnaces to as early as 200 million years after the universe was born.

U.S. Museum to Return Ramses I Mummy to Egypt
A 3,000-year-old mummy that many scholars believe is ancient Egypt's King Ramses I is the star attraction of an exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta that will run from April 26 to September 14
-national geographic

Science in the underworld
Scientists are unveiling one of the world's leading laboratories looking for "dark matter", in a cavern 1,100 metres underground.

Hubble Temporarily Out of Service
The Hubble Space Telescope is temporarily out of commission because one of its gyroscopes, which keeps it stable in space, has failed, according to NASA sources.
-discovery news

Boy 'pregnant' with twin brother
A seven-year-old boy who was admitted to hospital with stomach pains was actually "pregnant" with his twin brother

What are the Triangles?
Sightings of "impossible" craft in the sky are universal. They are also universally ignored. Ignored, at least, by the official channels and sources of power in our society.