Saturday, April 18, 2015
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A mandible of an archaic man in Taiwan (Penghu) was discovered, adding to the diversity of man during the Pleistocene Era. This jaw belonged to a type of man who existed perhaps as much as 190,000 years ago.
Source: Recent studies emphasize some degree of regional and chronological variation within Asian H. erectus, dismissing the previous claim that this species was an example of evolutionary stasis. Furthermore, the diversity of archaic Asian hominins is highlighted by the discovery of a diminutive species, H. floresiensis, that evolved in isolation on the East Indonesian island of Flores from as early as ~1.0 million years ago; genetic evidence indicates that during the Late Pleistocene Neanderthals ranged from Europe to as far east as the Russian Altai in Southern Siberia; The discovery of ancient DNA distinct from both Neanderthals and modern humans has even led to the proposal of a new population, the ‘Denisovans,’ from Denisova Cave in the Altai. Still, much of eastern Asia remains unsearched for fossil evidence of hominin occupation. Clearer documentations of morphological variations based on more fossil materials are essential to understand human evolution in this region.
Some have debated if this could possibly be a jaw of a Denisovan. A Denisovan finger bone and two "very large" molars were found in a cave in Siberia, dating back about 41,000 years and existing alongside Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, but Denisovan was a distinctly different fellow from his companions, according to DNA studies. Present day Melanesians and Australian aborigines have about 3-5% DNA from the Denisovans. Approximately 1-4% of non-African DNA has Neanderthal genes.
Interestingly, this jaw resembles one found in China of a 400,000-year-old one that was described as "robust." They are still working to determine if this Penghu is a distinct species or related to another identifiable hominin in the Pleistocene.
It would seem that this is just the beginning of lots of finds to be made. The earth holds many secrets and every now and then our world is shaken when it spits out a game-changing relic.
Nature Publication article
More about Penghu
Friday, April 17, 2015
Click on the captions below the pics to go to some sites that tell more about each.
Even though this fella above was found in the Atacama Desert in Chile, it was explained by DNA as a human, but only 6 inches tall and not a fetus - he was about 6 years old!
This reminds me of an Agnes Morehead episode of "Twilight Zone." A woman in Russia says she heard a crash, went outside and in some crumpled metal she found an alien that had died. She wrapped it in plastic and put it in her freezer, because, what else do you do? Hmmmm She also kept it 2 years in the freezer before sharing that news. Reportedly, it had a spacesuit, but we don't know what happened with that.
This is a delicious story. Did the Apollo program continue on to the moon with secret missions to study some structures? Not sure how they launched off without us knowing, but ah, well. They supposedly found a cigar-shaped ship that they found a dead male but a female they named "Mona Lisa" who looked human, but with six fingers and no nostrils. She was reportedly in a state of suspended animation. This was supposedly told by an astronaut who is now 78 and living in Africa, no longer afraid to reveal the story. More on the video below.
This one made the rounds and it looked so cool and feasible until someone pointed out it was a photo from an episode of X-Files.
This one is admittedly odd, but some reports have it being born from a cow and if you look at the hoofed feet and round belly, it could be some kind of malformed calf.
Sticks and stones can kill your bones! This was supposedly clubbed to death by some boys in Panama City who came upon it. It is said to be possibly a hairless sloth.
This fella was supposedly found in Iran and measured 3 cm (2.75 inches) Supposedly had short hair, teeth that looked like an animal, 4 fingers and a thumb, and was in a position as if it had frozen. I think the most obvious explanation is a mummified defective premature human fetus. But, it is interesting to wonder. Here's some video below -
Alyosha in Russia
The story on this is very odd. Supposedly, a Russian woman who was lonely found an alien and took care of it. After she passed on, the family found its body. For years she had been telling her family a creature came to her that she adopted after the death of her child and they assumed she was delusional with grief.
These are but a handful of alien corpses making the rounds on YouTube, para websites, and social media. Some are quite convincing, even sound feasible. Others are outrageous misinterpretations or outright hoaxes. Still, it's hard to look away when you see something like this -
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I don't often stop and watch a video and say, "whoa, that is chillingly authentic," but I recently came across a video that MK Davis had stabilized to better view. When I saw the stabilization and focus on the subject(s), I was amazed. TimberGiant Bigfoot
caught an unique moment in time.
Stabilized and zoomed frame captured by MK Davis on the TimberGiant video (below)
MK Davis had a look at TimberGiant's video above, curious to see what he could find if he stabilized it and honed in on the action.
What he found was rather astonishing.
It appears to be a Bigfoot who pops up from perhaps a lying down position to sit up. He is seen in profile. He is also seen lumbering off, as well as another one running through the distant clearing, the light hitting his hair brightly.
Upon occasion, I come across video that has some very unique traits that makes me look a second, third, fourth time and still it remains genuine in qualities. This was a very good capture by TimberGiant. I have subscribed to his channel and am following his work.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If you haven't seen Les Stroud's show "Survivorman Bigfoot," you really have been missing something worth your time.
I appreciate Stroud's expertise and his reverence for nature, as well as the fact he wasn't a Bigfoot hunter, he was simply an insightful outdoorsman who began to ponder some odd things he came across in the wilds and went in pursuit of the legends of Bigfoot and examined their supposed lair.
Stroud is a jack of all trades in the field of creative endeavors. His internationally watched show "Survivorman" was written, produced, filmed by him exclusively. He is active in many creative endeavors including making music, survivor skills, and filmmaking. He is a regular guy that men relate to and a rugged handsome sort to make us women sigh.
I like Les Stroud. He shows intelligence, adaptability, creativity, sensitivity, and insight. His approach is fresh, open, resilient and dynamic. Given his success in the fields of his focus, he is a truly innovative person and lives the adage, "the way you do anything is the way you do everything."
I give Discovery kudos for snagging such a talent and I give Les Stroud my sincere respect. And, it takes a lot to get my personal admiration in the field of Bigfoot study.
I hope to watch Stroud keep up the good work in all his paths of educating others and sharing on an intimate scale. Having his hand in the entire production solo gives it his voice. I'm thrilled that there are no added hands of overzealous producers and lackluster editors ruining Stroud's genuine outdoor experiences.
I wish more shows could do this.