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Archive for February, 2013

IS THIS THE FACE OF BIGFOOT?

Is this a close up of a Sasquatch face?

Is this a close up of a Sasquatch face?

 

This image and a few others have been recently leaked on the internet. It is speculated that they show the face of a Bigfoot called “Matilda” by the researchers who have been studying the creature.

What do you think? Is it real? Or is it just another hoax?

That face sure does look familiar…

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THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE AND ‘LOS ROQUES CURSE’

Did a plane carrying a famed fashion designer vanish into thin air over these islands?

Did a plane carrying a famed fashion designer vanish into thin air over these islands?

 

Last month, a plane carrying famous fashion designer Vittorio Missoni mysteriously disappeared in mid-flight. An exhaustive search found no wreckage or debris, and to this day it remains an unsolved mystery.

The region the plane vanished in is known as a dangerous area where other disappearances have occurred.  Referred to as ‘Los Roques Curse,’ it is close to the vicinity of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. It raises new speculation as to the possible supernatural effects over that part of the ocean. Here’s more details on the story as reported by The Huffington Post:

When ships and planes mysteriously vanish — sometimes without a trace — speculation runs wild.

Many worry about the conventional — pilot error, kidnapping and terrorism come to mind. And there are those who worry about the supernatural.

Acclaimed fashion designer Vittorio Missoni and five others boarded a twin-engine BN-2 Islander aircraft in the Los Roques island chain — pictured below — near Venezuela on Jan. 4. They were headed for Caracas and had only flown about 11 miles when they vanished into thin air.


EXPLODING METEORS AND ASTEROID NEAR-MISSES

The skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia light up after a meteorite breaks up in the atmosphere.

The skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia light up after a meteorite breaks up in the atmosphere.

Could it be the Mayans were a couple of months off?

It might seem like something out of the movie Armageddon, but within a day of each other two frightening and spectacular astronomical events occurred that show just how close we could get to a real doomsday scenario.

The first happened in the skies over Russia, when on Thursday a meteor streaked through the skies over Russia, exploding with a shockwave that shattered glass windows for miles around, injuring up to 1000 people.

 

The second event occurred yesterday when an asteroid labeled 2012 DA-14 flew by Earth at a record-breaking distance of just 17,200 miles — the closest ever recorded for an asteroid of its size.

While that may still seem like quite a distance, to put it in perspective, the asteroid came closer to our planet than some communications satellites we have in orbit. In the grand scheme of our universe, that’s just a hair’s breadth away.

Had the 50 meter rock actually hit the Earth, it would have enough destructive force to level a city the size of New York, not to mention the environmental catastrophe it would cause. It is believed by scientists that a large asteroid that hit the Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Watch this video, which shows Nasa’s coverage of the asteroid’s near-miss fly-by.

 

The interesting thing is neither of these events are related to each other. Apparently it’s just a cosmic coincidence.

“Information is still being collected about the Russian meteorite and analysis is preliminary at this point,” NASA said in a statement. “In videos of the meteor, it is seen to pass from left to right in front of the rising sun, which means it was traveling from north to south. Asteroid DA14′s trajectory is in the opposite direction, from south to north.”

 

SOURCES:

Asteroid 2012 DA14 in record-breaking Earth pass

Russian Meteor Not Related to Asteroid Flyby, NASA Confirms

 


BREAKING NEWS: HAS SCIENCE PROVEN THE EXISTENCE OF BIGFOOT?

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Today may go down in history as the day the legendary creature known as Bigfoot is finally scientifically proven to exist.

In the scientific journal DeNovo, Dr. Melba Ketchum has published her long-awaited peer-reviewed paper on Sasquatch DNA entitled “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies.”

From the DeNovo website:

One hundred eleven samples of blood, tissue, hair, and other types of specimens were studied, characterized and hypothesized to be obtained from elusive hominins in North America commonly referred to as Sasquatch. DNA was extracted and purified from a subset of these samples that survived rigorous screening for wildlife species identification. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequencing, specific genetic loci sequencing, forensic short tandem repeat (STR) testing, whole genome single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) bead array analysis, and next generation whole genome sequencing were conducted on purported Sasquatch DNA samples gathered from various locations in North America. Additionally, histopathologic and electron microscopic examination were performed on a large tissue sample. vel non-human DNA.

In addition to the publication of Dr. Ketchum’S paper, DeNovo has released this brief but tantalizing video clip from the Erickson Project’s upcoming Bigfoot documentary that appears to show a sleeping Sasquatch named Matilda.


Not surprisingly, it appears some others are jumping on the “DNA Proves Sasquatch is Real” bandwagon. From Denver CBS 4 comes this report about a group of Colorado researchers who are making their own claims that they have proof of Sasquatch DNA. According to researcher Dave Paulides, “This DNA is like nothing else in the world.”

Paulides says his research group has collected hundreds of samples of DNA evidence. He focused his search in Northern California’s redwoods. He says strands of hair are from a Sasquatch, genetically tested to reveal a previously unknown species.

“This isn’t an animal. This is a subspecies of a human, and we believe they travel in groups,” Paulides said.

What does all of this mean?  Are we any closer to the scientific community accepting the reality of the existence of Bigfoot?

Only time will tell…

 

SOURCES:

DeNovo Scientific Journal

Colorado Researchers Say DNA Proves Bigfoot Is Real

 

VIDEO FOOTAGE:
Clip licensed to the Sasquatch Genome Project. Any use must give proper attribution.

“UGLIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD” GIVEN PROPER BURIAL AFTER 150 YEARS

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I’ve always found the life and death of Julia Pastrana to be one of the most interesting, albeit profoundly sad (and at times downright horrifying), stories that has ever happened in the annuls of sideshow history.  You can read a little about her short and tragic life on The Circus No Spin Zone blog.

Today’s story is one that I have been following since word of the planned burial of Julia and her child were first announced late last year.

MEXICO CITY — The “ugliest woman in the world” was buried in her native northern Mexico on Tuesday, more than 150 years after her death and a tragic life spent exhibited as a freak of nature at circuses around the world.

Born in Mexico in 1834, Julia Pastrana suffered from hypertrichosis and gingival hyperplasia, diseases that gave her copious facial hair and a thick-set jaw. These features led to her being called a “bear woman” or “ape woman.”

During the mid-1850s, Pastrana met Theodore Lent, a U.S. impresario who toured the singing and dancing Pastrana at freak shows across the United States and Europe before marrying her.

In 1860, Pastrana died in Moscow after giving birth to Lent’s son, who inherited his mother’s condition. The son died a few days later, and Lent then toured with the mother and son’s embalmed remains. After changing hands over the ensuing decades, both bodies ended up at the University of Oslo in Norway.

“Imagine the aggression and cruelty of humankind she had to face, and how she overcame it. It’s a very dignified story,” said Mario Lopez, the governor of Sinaloa state who lobbied to have her remains repatriated to her home state for burial.

 

Read more:  ‘Ugliest woman in the world’ buried 150 years after end of tragic life