Monday, December 9, 2013
This beautiful dam in West Virginia was also the site of something very unusual. Was it pareidolia (the tendency to see faces in shapes) or was it something more sinister?
Workers were cutting away the rock in a place they referred to as the glory hole - a cavern. When they cut away the rock, they saw a demonic-looking face on the surface with what appeared to be horns. An ancient image imprinted in rock or just an amazingly creepy accident of nature?
Some men were quite spooked and not comfortable going inside there again. Ultimately, it was filled in with concrete.
So, does this make the location the dam of the damned?
You know I love conjecture. I’ve talked about whether there could be zombies or vampires or werewolves, so why not the Predator from the movies?
Invisibility cloak: This is the most important aspect of the Predator. He needs to be able to hunt without detection. In the movie, the creature can turn his cloaking ability off. This is not only possible but should be out for use by 2011! Original designs had a costume with tons of little squares on it that worked like television screens. A camera attached to the backside of your outfit interprets what’s behind you and shows it on the little screens so people don’t necessarily see you, but see images of what should be there if you weren’t there.. Make sense? From How Stuff Works: “However, another team is working on a cloak that because of its weight and thickness and being made of metamaterials that don’t absorb or refract light, it will redirect it. Currently, the team is only capable of working with wavelengths larger than light. They have the statistics to prove that invisibility is possible, but at the moment, it's still theoretical.”
How about the exoskeleton with its neat gadgets and protection? Yup, we can do it! From tacticalwarfightergear“The history of exploration and development of bionic external skeletal structures goes back nearly fifty years. New emerging designs for warfighters are patterned after these early Hardiman models. Overview objectives for this project boil down to several main points with several critical sub-functions attached. • Feature: Bulletproof Ballistic Protection. • Function: Hydraulic Assisted Bionic Enhance • Nanotechnology enhanced Bio-Med Sensors. • Compact Silent Renewable Powered Energy. • Internal Personal Portable Cooling system.” (Photo above) (Tell me if this ad for it doesn't sound like something from "Terminator"): What the exoskeleton program at DARPA plans to do is turn ordinary soldiers into super-troops who can leap tall objects and run at high speeds. This program is progressing through beta testing with promising results. DARPA has set specifications for exoskeletory machines. Here's what researchers are demanding from exoskeletonizing humans with machines:
• Increased strength - Soldiers must be able to carry more weapons and supplies. With increased strength, exoskeletonsoldiers must also be able to remove large obstacles from their path while marching. • Increased speed - Average humans walk 4 to 6 mph, but special operations soldiers are often expected to carry up to 150 pounds of supplies in their backpacks. Most of today's troops cannot go fast enough carrying this much weight and armor on their backs when fighting with aloof fleet-footed enemies burdened only by AK-47s and RPGs. These units will need to advance until they can deliver speeds faster than 15-20 mph. • Jumping and Leaping Capabilities – Mechanical suited exoskeleton soldiers must be able to leap over obstacles such as vehicles and small buildings obstructing their mission. Soldiers will benefit from increased endurance when marching long distances over unpredictable terrain. With increased strength, they will also be able to repair heavy equipment that would otherwise be impossible to repair. Experts expect fewer casualties because of increased body armor.
The ultrasonic sensor that traces a ricochet to find out its origin point. Possible! Of course, whether the military will talk about it, who knows…
Now, if you recall the Predator had the ability to fix himself up—he was biological beneath the suit of armor. He carried his own cautery kit which would be feasible to seal an injury closed. This is much like those old-fashioned techniques of heating up a knife blade and applying it to seal a cut closed. Portable cautery kits are available.
In the future might man go to other planets geared out like the Predator? Oh yeah, certainly could. Would we, however attach mini rocket launchers to our suits and collect skulls? I hope not, but you never know what space might do to men in a dream hunting suit.
So far as the bad-ass rastas---I think our soldiers are gonna be on their own with that accessory…
Sunday, December 8, 2013
You roll over in bed and force your eyes open, only to read the blurry red lights of the digital clock “3:15.”
Wikipedia refers to the witching hour this way; “In European folklore, the Witching Hour is the time when supernatural creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to be at their most powerful, and black magic at its most effective. This hour is typically midnight, and the term may now be used to refer to midnight, or any late hour, even without having the associated superstitious beliefs. The term ‘witching hour’ can also refer to the period from midnight to 3am, while ‘Devil’s Hour’ refers to the time around 3am.” Apparently, the Devil’s Hour is the exact opposite of the time Christ supposedly died at 3 p.m. (I won’t even get into the logic of this for those of us on Mountain Standard Time).
How many of you wake up during that 3 a.m. hour? I know people who wake up during that hour and can’t go back to sleep, no matter what they do. I find, more often than not it’s that magical 3 a.m. time when I note the blurry red lights on the clock during the night.
It’s been suggested that this is the time of extreme early morning when more firefighters and police are called. That’s true, but then it takes a whole night of drinking to get into trouble at 3 a.m. It’s also believed that we might be having access to our God figure in that state of mind in deep theta sleep and in between REM sleep. Others think that it’s the extreme darkness that occurs just before dawn that permits melatonin to adjust and create a sleep state that’s in the process of shifting, a time in which we could awaken. It’s also entirely possible that discomfort after hours in our beds is what jostles us awake at about that magical time (especially middle-agers).
Whatever the reasoning, any time you’re under extreme stress, you’re likely to wake right around that 3 a.m. hour and not be able to fall back asleep again. Obviously, our bodies are telling us that some sort of stimuli (earthly or unearthly) is creating a dark-of-night awakening.
If this continually waking at 3 a.m. is putting a damper on your life, there’s some things you can consider to get your rhythms back in order:
You can try to go to bed later than usual.
You can set your alarm for 1 a.m. and then go back to sleep to shift your sleep cycles.
You can darken your room completely or wear an eye mask.
You can cool off the room more so your body temperature can stay down where it needs to be for the brain to induce sleep state (running a noisy fan is a good option—it also masks outside sounds). In certain sleep states, we have hyperacusis (sensitive hearing) - perhaps a vestige of man sleeping in the wild and needing to be alert to predators.
Try and turn the clock around so you can’t see it.
You can try having a light snack with carbs before bedtime to feed your brain.
You can consider taking a Benadryl at bedtime to stay asleep or take melatonin to help you fall asleep.
There are conditions such as depression and anxiety that can cause insomnia, as well as chronic medications that can affect sleep. How does one know if waking at 3 a.m. is spiritually related or physically? Look at the clock.
Have you ever had to get up at 7:30 the next morning and you wake up at 7:28? Yeah, our internal clocks are amazing. If you start waking at 2:37 in the morning, you’re likely to continue to do that so long as that number is in your head. You need to consciously remind yourself “7:30” over and over again as you go to sleep. Set the clock. Look at the alarm time several times to visualize that number. Print it into your brain. If you keep waking up at 3:08 every morning, your internal clock has been reset to anticipate that time on the clock. Ideally, just turning the clock around works great. You wake up, don’t memorize numbers on the clock, problem gone. Give it a try some time.
If you ever awaken during this time with a rush of emotion and don’t understand where it’s coming from, it’s entirely possible that your true self or your higher self are trying to communicate. Should you be gathering communications from “the other side” because you seem receptive in the sleep state, once you awaken that sense of someone being there will dissipate. You are in a new brainwave state and are now no longer a receptive receiver. This is most often an occurrence when one has recently lost a loved one. Over time, this "interaction" capability fades.
Scientists tell us that our circadian rhythms in our bodies tell us when to sleep and when to wake. What if those factors aren’t dictated by body temperature, emotional state, or a noisy neighborhood? What if they were affected by a time when our minds are in the sleep state combined with the thinnest veil between our world and the other(s)? The pineal gland that releases melatonin when it gets dark and controls our circadian rhythms is also called the third eye or psychic center. It is responsible for making us release it's dream time and our minds enter a state of being they are not when we are functioning. It makes it possible for us to be paralyzed so we don't act out our dream scenarios. As we go into sleep state in the alpha state, and as we come out of sleep in the alpha state, we are in a receptive place for communications, so if you have an encounter waking or falling asleep, then consider this a possible true communication and not a dream.
I admittedly have found the time between midnight to 4 a.m. is prime ghost hunting hours. Not always convenient when you’ve been sitting still for the past four hours already and are feeling the body’s need to hit the sleep state. Perhaps our senses are more acute in that need-to-sleep state. I know that a tiny sound when I’m sleeping can keep me up. A trickle of light will make it impossible to sleep. A sore muscle can feel like agony. Perhaps the combination of our mind running in the deeper sleep state along with sharper senses make us ideal barometers for paranormal activity.
It might be the one time that all humans are, in effect, psychic mediums.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I have been building up my reference library of books on all things para which I will share with you this month, but I did subscribe to a magazine that I am SOOOOO glad I subscribed to. I think I will reread it many times, going over every single detail. I have never felt my paranormal geek mind open so wide and drink in so much delicious info presented in such a professional and amazing way.
Where has this magazine been all my life?
I spent my childhood digging up relics like these on the over 200-year-old estate I grew up on that was a Civil War hospital for the North and South during the war. I got a love of it, especially all the tons of Native pieces we found. I developed a love of what the land holds in it, information wise, and hidden treasures spent a summer looking for Braddock's Gold, and developed my love of all things paranormal in our very haunted home in Northern Virginia ("Growing Up With Ghosts").
Now that I'm deeply ensconced in research on all para-subjects, especially ancient times, ancient giants, early American history and such, that I am eating up everything I can find on it including great books like "1491" and "Stone Age in the Great Basin." But, when I discovered this magazine, I found my people!
Ancient American has articles on the most amazing subjects. In this issue, above, you see that they had "Minoan's and the Copper Trade." From that article alone, I was led to the Newberry Tablet and when I looked at the script, I recognized common Bigfoot twig symbols - an interesting influence? When you eat scones from England, just think about how that got adapted by us and imagine if explorers from Crete came to America in search of Copper and left language that influenced future tribes of the Americas?
There were articles on stone forts of Southern Illinois, Ancient forts of the Ohio Valley, McGruer's Idolts from Upper Michigan, Lost mounds of St. Louis, Missouri, Vinland Found: Quebec, Canada, The Columbian Iron Age in America, and The First Crossing West or East?
The articles are exceedingly well researched and written, professional, with lots of photos, diagrams and charts and they are good geeks - they share the info and don't hoard it like misers with secrets. They are written by the best professionals in the field of what some deem "forbidden archaeology." In other words - what educational, governmental and religious institutions don't want us to know.
If you are interested in who came to America before Columbus and the influences and older cultures, this is the most amazing magazine. I can't believe when I was younger I wasted cash on crappy fashion magazine that told me I was fat and ugly and begged me to buy products, products, products.
This paranormal geek girl is in her heaven. Hope you subscribe too! p.s. When Julie and I update the resources in Paranormal Geeks book, we plan to add this magazine to the resources for us geeks!