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- Scientists Want to Try Changing the Weather -
- Big-bird Encounter One for the Books -
- Cat Has Nose for Final Hours of Patients’ Lives -
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UFOs Seen Over Stratford-Upon-Avon

A crowd of 100 stunned stargazers brought a town centre to a standstill when five mysterious UFOs were spotted hovering in the sky.

Drinkers spilled out of pubs, motorists stopped to gawp and camera phones were aimed upwards as the five orbs, in a seeming formation, hovered above Stratford-Upon-Avon for half an hour.

The unidentified flying objects lit up the otherwise clear night sky above Shakespeare's birthplace in Warwickshire on Saturday.

Although Air Traffic Control reported no unusual activity, some witnesses were convinced they were witnessing an extra-terrestrial spectacle.

The strange episode started just after 10.30pm, when the lights were seen hovering slowly over the town before three of them formed a triangular shape with one positioned just to the right.

A few minutes later a fifth came into view travelling towards the others at breakneck speed before slowing down and stopping a short distance away.

Sceptics dismissed the UFOs as nothing more than hot air balloons, fireworks or even lanterns which had broken loose from a local rugby club.

Others, however, claimed the speed and agility of the objects was unlike any known aircraft and said the odd movement, lack of noise and the length of time in the air discounted any man-made explanation.

Tom Hawkes, who captured these amazing images, spotted the lights during his girlfriend Kate Lyall's birthday at the One Elm pub.

He and the 15 other revellers were in the bar when they spotted some commotion outside.

Tom, 30, said: "We walked outside and there was at that time a growing crowd of about 60 people looking up at something in the sky.

"I saw this light appear, then three others. They came over our heads in formation but then manouvered into different positions.

"Three had formed a triangular shape and one was to the right. Then another one came hurtling towards the rest at what looked like a very fast speed. But as it neared them it suddenly slowed and stopped altogether.

"By this time more people had poured out onto the street. Two pubs had emptied, some people had come out of their houses and drivers slowed their cars.

"The objects were there for about half an hour. It was very eerie because they didn't make any sound and they stayed still before moving slowly beyond the horizon. There were no stars in the sky, just them.

"It was the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen and the way in which everyone gathered in the street to watch them reminded me of a scene from Independence Day."

The extraordinary scenes were also witnessed by some of the staff of the One Elm pub.

Chef Kern Griffiths, 26, said: "I saw five lights, we all thought they were hot air balloons at first because the glowing spheres looked like a burst of flames. But I couldn't see any outline of the balloon itself and they were travelling far too fast.

"Suddenly someone shouted 'look' and there were these bright dots fizzing across the sky.

"It was weird, they way they moved did look alien. Some people reckon they're fireworks but they were lit up in the sky for far too long, the local rugby club say they were lanterns that blew loose over the weekend but these objects were far too fast and too high up.

"They were unlike any aircraft I've seen. It's a mystery."

Hillary Potter from The British Earth Aerial Mystery Society (BEAMS) said they were being inundated with similar calls from across the country but said it was rare for such phenomena to be witnessed by so many people.

She said: "Such incidents have been on the increase recently. There are reports at the moment coming in from all over the country.

"We've had many reports of people seeing quite large unidentified objects in the skies. It's not going away, It seems these incidents are becoming more bold.

"People don't know what to do when they witness such sights and that's what we're here for. We take the reports very seriously."

A Mod Spokesman said: "The MoD does not have any expertise or role in respect of UFOs or flying saucer matters or to the question of the existence of extra terrestrial life forms, about which we remain totally open minded.

"I should add that to date the MoD knows of no evidence which substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena. The MoD examines any reports of unidentified flying objects it receives solely to establish whether what was seen might have some defence significance.

"Namely whether there is any evidence that the UK air space might have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised foreign military activity.

"Unless there is evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom from an external military source, and to date no UFO report has revealed such evidence, we do not attempt to identify the precise nature of each sighting reported to us.

"We believe that rational explanations such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena could be found for them if resources were diverted for this purpose but its not the function of the MoD to provide this kind of aerial identification service."

Frankie Spray, from Wellesbourne Airfield, just outside Stratford, added: "The lights were nothing to do with us. None of our aircraft fly at night at this time of year.

"It's very bizarre but I've got no explanation as to what the lights were."

Birmingham Air Space which covers the skies over the town said they had not heard of any unusual activity showing up on the radar.

Source: The Daily Mail


Scientists Want to Try Changing the Weather

Picture a forest of artificial trees that soak up carbon dioxide at a thousand times the rate of real plants. Imagine an orbiting shield spanning a million square miles, shading the earth from the sun, or a man-made volcano that spews great clouds of sulfur dioxide to deflect sunlight and cool the atmosphere.

These ideas are controversial, expensive, and for the most part unproven, but don't laugh them off—they're inevitably going to become part of the debate about our future. They're hot topics among researchers in the growing field of geoengineering, a term that refers to using grand-scale technologies to manipulate the earth's atmosphere in ways that could combat global warming. Plenty of environmentalists, fearing a range of ecological side effects, are waving red flags, and many atmospheric scientists still call climate-altering schemes unrealistic. But these ideas are quickly gaining support—not just from late-night radio hosts but from mainstream scientists concerned that greenhouse-gas reductions aren't happening fast enough and won't, by themselves, be enough to stabilize the climate.

James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the man who famously sounded the climate-change alarm in 1988, made the case for geoengineering last February at the National Press Club, saying it's "probably needed" as an insurance policy in case of irreversible global warming. Paul Crutzen, the Danish chemist who won a 1995 Nobel Prize for his work connecting pollution and damage to the ozone layer, argued in the August 2006 issue of the journal Climatic Change that a threat as imminent as global warming requires a viable "escape route."

"There's a growing sense of desperation among scientists," says Marty Hoffert, a New York University physics professor and geoengineering proponent. "It comes from the immense gap between what they think should be done to address climate change and what governments are actually doing."

The idea isn't to stop pushing for tough federal emissions standards or slow the search for cleaner, renewable sources of energy. It's to add geoengineering solutions to our mix of options.

That doesn't sound so crazy in light of recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN-sponsored consortium of more than 2,500 international scientists. A February IPCC report stated that humans are largely to blame for the warming trends seen over the past 50 years. "The effects of climate change are happening faster than we thought even five years ago," says Kristie Ebi, a public health consultant and contributing author for the IPCC. In May, the panel concluded that the most catastrophic effects of climate change may be unavoidable if global emissions don't begin to decline within a decade—a sobering reality check, especially as China and India continue to industrialize.

"We're putting all our energy into Plan A—to reduce emissions enough to prevent heating—but the situation may be so dire that we need a Plan B," says David Doniger, policy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate Center.

Plan B might include outlandish-sounding ideas like the simulated volcano concept that Crutzen has proposed. In 1991, when Mount Pinatubo blew its top in the Philippines, 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide particles clouded the atmosphere, slightly reducing temperatures around the world. Crutzen suggests releasing clouds of sulfur dioxide from high-altitude balloons, or blasting them skyward in artillery shells. The particles would float in the stratosphere for roughly two years before dispersing, and could lower sunlight's intensity by 2 percent throughout the world.

There are potential downsides, of course. The atmospheric injection might make our days hazier. Sulfur dioxide could produce acid rain if large quantities were to drift into the lower atmosphere. The project is iffy at best and could cost up to $50 billion. Still, the National Center for Atmospheric Research is working with Crutzen to test this idea using computer simulations.

Columbia University geophysicist Klaus Lackner, meanwhile, envisions a "forest" of structures that look more like billboards than trees. The 100-by-200-foot steel rectangles would have surfaces that soak up carbon dioxide—simulating photosynthesis—then "exhale" the CO2 in a concentrated stream that would be stored in underground chambers. One "tree" could, over one year, vacuum up the annual emissions equivalent of 15,000 cars. Yet if the energy required to operate the trees comes from fossil fuels, say critics, the carbon savings would be minimal.

Over at NASA, researchers are looking at solutions like "seeding" clouds with seawater, to make them more reflective, and creating a giant sun shield in space. The 60,000-mile-long structure would be launched from the earth in billions of pieces; once in place, it could block 2 percent of incoming sunlight. The estimated cost for the first 50 years: more than $3 trillion. It's a long shot, but NASA has awarded a $75,000 grant to University of Arizona astronomer Roger Angel, who's developing the sun-shield blueprint.

Even private investors are getting in the game—spurred on, perhaps, by this year's offer from Virgin mega-mogul Richard Branson to award $25 million to the first person who comes up with a viable CO2-busting scheme. In tests begun early this summer, a Silicon Valley startup called Planktos planned to dump 50 to 70 tons of powdered iron, an essential nutrient for the growth of plankton blooms, into the South Pacific. Theoretically, the resulting bloom will soak up 20 million to 30 million tons of CO2 before it dies and sinks to the deep ocean. Skeptics say the plants may rerelease most of that carbon dioxide when they decompose and are eaten by other creatures, minimizing the carbon offset while having unknown effects on the ocean's health.

It's easy to understand why few environmental leaders are cheering all this research. It does, after all, involve messing with nature on a scale that makes the Hoover Dam look like a Tinkertoy. Every plan has the potential to wreak eco-havoc, even in best-case scenarios.

"We have to be sure we don't try to solve one ecological disaster by creating another one," says John Passacantando, executive director of Greenpeace USA.

Another concern is that geoengineering debates could distract policymakers from the more immediate challenge of passing greenhouse-gas-reduction regulations.

"Why sit around figuring out how big the sponge should be when we haven't even begun to contain the size of the mess," says Dan Becker, director of the Sierra Club's global-warming program. "It's a waste of precious time and resources."

Free-market supporters argue that technology may prove more efficient than regulatory measures. "I'm not convinced that some of the behavior-based solutions pass the cost-benefit test," says Jonah Goldberg, a National Review contributing editor. "Historically, when humans have met with challenges—some caused by them, some by other things—ingenuity has saved the day."

"Playing God is dangerous," counters Myron Ebell, the controversial director of energy and global-warming policy at the Washington, D.C.–based Competitive Enterprise Institute. "We don't know what the ideal climate is. Cooling things down too much could be more problematic than warming."

Ultimately, most everyone agrees, we need multiple strategies to deal with the climate crisis: emissions caps, alternative-energy research, better methods for capturing and storing carbon dioxide, and, yes, a contingency plan in the event that we face otherwise irreversible warming.

Contemplating far-out geoengineering schemes is certainly chilling. But we've already spent more than a century playing this game. What is global warming, after all, but an inadvertent experiment in altering the climate?

Source: Outside


Big-bird Encounter One for the Books

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Myths and legends about creatures from the Chupacabra to the Jersey Devil to Bigfoot are everywhere, but in southern New Mexico and parts of Texas people say they've seen birds so big they seem prehistoric.

One man claims the rugged landscape near Las Cruces hides a mystery that's haunted him for years.

Dave Zander has lived near the Doña Ana Mountains for more than 30 years spending almost all his spare time hiking, exploring and fossil hunting in the range between the Robledo and Organ mountains.

He saw something that he's unable to explain and many people find hard to believe.

He recalls the day nine years ago when he spotted something extraordinary: two creatures perched on a mountain less than a mile away.

"These creatures were so huge they looked like the size of small planes," Dave Zander said.  "All of the sudden one of them jumped off dropped off the top of the mountain, came down the front of the mountain and all the sudden these huge wings just spread out.       

"I would say the wings were at least a 20-foot wingspan."

Definitely something out of the ordinary.

"Not a normal bird, definitely of a giant variety," Zander continued.  ""It makes you feel like it could come over and carry you off if it wanted to."

Zander witness a real-life scene out of the movie Jurassic Park?

One ancient bird in the vicinity is an Andean condor living at the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque.  But it's wingspan of 12 feet pales to what Zander described:  birds with an unprecedented twenty-foot wingspan, with pink bald heads and all-black bodies, and feathers on their enormous wings.

There is nothing on modern record like it.

"In comparison a 20 foot wingspan would truly be a monster and something undocumented by science," cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard said.  "I believe what Dave Zander may have seen are surviving teratorns."

Gerhard has made a career studying prehistoric birds.

"What's interesting the reports of these giant raptor-like birds to continue into modern times," he said.  "We seem to have a large concentration of them here in the Southwest particularly in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as well as New Mexico and parts of Arizona."

Gerhard documented many of these strange reports from all over the globe in the book "Big birds! Modern sightings of flying monsters."

The book includes sightings in different clusters over the past 30 years.

In 1972 in Maxwell in northeastern New Mexico, Ronald Monteleone of Trinidad, Colo., reported what he thought was a pterodactyl flying out of an arroyo.

In Lordsburg in the 1800s locals talked constantly about the sightings of pterosaurs.

And a picture circulated the country in 1890 out of Tombstone, Ariz., but it's never been considered totally legitimate.

"Other eyewitnesses are describing specifically giant feathered dark birds with an enormous wing span," Gerhard said.

Gerhard said his research falls into two different descriptions from witnesses.  Some said the birds look like the prehistoric pterodactyl while others, like the creatures described by Zander, resemble the ancient thunderbird from Native American mythology.

You can find thunderbird images atop many totem poles and also carved into the lava rocks of the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque.  Similar images are found in petroglyphs all over North America.

According to legend, the thunderbird is said to have a wingspan the length of two canoes with the ability to deafen people with the sound of its flapping wings.

"It is definitely a real animal, according to the native peoples that lived here," Gerhard said.  "It's not necessarily a legendary animal."

However a word of caution comes from folks like Ben Radford, managing editor of the Skeptical Inquirer magazine, which applies scientific reason and evidence to extraordinary claims.

"There is a desire to link modern sightings with these Native American stories but the problem is they're not necessarily the same thing," Radford said.

Radford said believes the eyewitnesses saw something:

"Ultimately a lot of these sightings, whether it's these monsters, these creatures, Chupacabras, what have you, these come down to eyewitness testimony," Radford said.  "They're stories, there's nothing wrong with stories, but they're just not good evidence."

Radford has debunked numerous stories about the Loch Ness monster, crop circles and Bigfoot.

He said he relies on evidence.

"You don't have bones, teeth," he continued.  "You don't have any hard evidence, so you look to these stories, you look to these myths.

"We know from many scientific experiments people are notoriously unreliable about estimating things."

And in this case, Radford said he thinks Zander and the other witnesses in Texas overestimated the birds' size.

What makes the reports intriguing is that most experts agree scientists have yet to discover every species on the planet and really have no idea what is out there:

"I believe there's a good chance that a number of large prehistoric animals remain undiscovered by modern science." Gerhard said.

Radford readily concedes there are species yet to be discovered, but...

"Do I think there are giant animals and birds and creatures out there?" he said.  "No."

For his part, Zander continues to keep his eyes on the skies but hasn't had a repeat visit from the creatures.  The one experience has stayed with him.

"I feel honored to have seen the one sighting," he said.  "I had if they're still up there still living up there and thriving, I say awesome, more power to them."

Today's Web question asked, "Do you think there are prehistoric species still roaming the earth?"  Sixty-four percent of respondents said yes; 36 percent said no.:

Source:  KRQE News 13


Chinese lake "Monster" is Captured on Camera

China’s Loch Ness monster has been sighted. Or so Chinese state-run television says. Not just one, but more than a dozen huge creatures can be seen churning across Lake Kanasi in remote western China, leaving a foamy wake more like an enormous motorboat than a big fish.

A rare video filmed by a tourist at the lake in the Heavenly Mountains of the wild Xinjiang region, has reignited debate over the existence of an underwater creature that can compete with the Loch Ness monster in both mass and mystery.

The grainy film shows about 15 objects moving at high speed just beneath the surface of the lake and whipping the smooth blue water into a bubbling white frenzy. Chinese Central Television broadcast the video on its news channel, describing the footage shot by a passing tourist on July 5 as the clearest ever seen of a legendary beast that has been rumoured for centuries to live in the depths of Lake Kanasi.

Local myth among the Chinese Mongolians living in the scenic mountains near the Russian and Mongolian borders has it that the animals have been known to drag sheep, cows and even horses from the shore and into the deep to devour them.

Yuan Guoying, of the Xinjiang Institute of Environmental Protection, told The Times that the video provided important proof in his more than two decades of research at the lake. “Only fish could make waves in this formation. I think the video is real.”

The television commentator described the sighting as the first since June 7, 2005 when two black creatures measuring more than 10 metres in length appeared on the surface swimming at speed from the shore to the centre of the lake. The newsreader described the latest appearance: “They sometimes gathered in a flock, sometimes spread about or moved shoulder to shoulder. The scene is grand and they looked like a fleet.”

State television made no attempt to identify the animals, saying only: ‘This time a large number of unidentified creatures emerged, bringing more mystery to Lake Kanasi.”

Professor Yuan has been on their trail since 1980 and has been gripped by the mystery since his first sighting in 1985 when he says he saw as many as 50 of what he called fish. “They looked like reddish-brown tadpoles because I could only see their heads on the surface. They opened their mouths to breathe and their length was about 10 to 15 metres.”

He spotted the animals again on May 28, 2004 when he was standing looking down at the lake from a nearby hill. “I thought there was a huge piece of black plastic in the lake and that someone had been polluting it. But then I released that it must be the back of a giant fish. I was shocked because they were just too big. Looking at them was like looking at submarines.”

When Mr Yuan got back to his office he tried to calculate the size of the animals by setting their proportions against those of the surrounding landmarks such as trees or the shape of the shoreline. “I didn’t dare say they were bigger than 20 metres because no one would believe me.”

Chinese researchers in the 1980s said the ‘monster’ was likely to be a huge member of the salmon family – one of eight species of fish living in the lake. Mr Yuan gave their name as Hucho Taimen, a freshwater salmon that thrives in deep frigid waters. He says the biggest Hucho Taimen salmon ever captured was 2.1 metres long and was found in Russia.

The animals that roam Lake Kanasi live in an area about 24 kilometres by two kilometers and with an average depth of 122 metres and as deep as 188 metres at one point.

Mr Yuan believes that a lot more research is needed although China lacks the scientific equipment to make further studies. And it would be impossible to catch a fish of this size. “This fish will have tremendous strength.”

Other Chinese scientists have cast doubt on his findings, but Mr Yuan is adamant. “People will just say ‘You’ve got to be kidding’. But I saw them with my own eyes. I am a scientist. I have no choice but to believe what I saw.”

Source: Times Online


Cat Has Nose for Final Hours of Patients’ Lives

PROVIDENCE — Death walks silently among us, invisible except to the cat’s eyes. The cat would be Oscar. He seems to know when people are about to die.

Doctors cannot say for sure how Oscar does it, but they insist the 2-year-old house cat, one of six cats at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has foretold the deaths of more than 25 residents.

Oscar’s uncanny prophecies are described today in The New England Journal of Medicine, in an article by geriatrician Dr. David M. Dosa, an assistant professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The stocky long-haired cat lives among patients with severe dementia, in an end-state ward in which death is a common event. The facility treats people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

“There are weeks that three or four people will die in that unit, and Oscar will nail every one of them,” says Dosa, “I know it’s seemingly far-fetched,” but he has repeatedly witnessed Oscar’s odd gift. “It’s a very surreal thing.”

Usually about two to four hours before a patient dies, Oscar goes to them. He hops onto the bed, curls up, and stays with them.

The cat’s “mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing-home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, allowing staff members to adequately notify families,” wrote Dosa, in his article for the Journal of Medicine.

Another doctor who treats people at Steere House, Dr. Joan M. Teno, professor of community health at Brown and an expert in end-of-life care, confirms that Oscar “always manages to make an appearance, and it always seems to be around the last two hours.

“Dying is a process that occurs over days,” she says. “It’s not like the cat parks himself there several days in advance. He only goes for those last hours. If it’s not the last hours, he’s not there.”

After the patient dies, Oscar “just gets up and leaves the room,” says Steve Farrow, executive director of Steere House.

So how does Oscar know? How does he know when people are about to die?

“I don’t think this is a psychic cat,” says Teno. “There’s been proven scientific articles that dogs in England are able to sniff out cancer cells and I think a similar type of explanation is possible here. Oscar is smelling some type of chemical or toxin from the body that helps him recognize that the person’s dying. He may like the scent. Part of me says it’s a little bit freaky. Sometimes when I’m making rounds Oscar will come and sit with me in the window, and I keep on saying, ‘Does he know something I don’t?’”

Dosa cited studies that suggest some animals can predict seizures in people. Animals have been known to act strangely before earthquakes. “Animals, for whatever reason, are able to pick up things that we cannot.”

It seemed that nobody in Oscar’s domain was near death yesterday afternoon. The cat chomped some treats at a nurse’s station, and then plopped down in a hallway and licked his shaggy white belly. Oscar looks to be at least 15 pounds. He’s friendly, accepting a quick scratch on the head, but not interested in any more luvin’ than that.

His feline companion on the ward, Mayer, dozed in a plastic tub. Mayer does not share Oscar’s gift for premonition. The cats were not from the same litter, and are not related, Farrow says.

The ward bustled with patients pushing walkers, and nurses wheeling equipment on carts. Oscar ignored it all.

“He’s just become part of the life there, and really become a very positive part of the life,” says Teno.

Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island presented Oscar with a certificate of merit for providing exceptional end-of-life care, said Farrow.

And Dosa says, “Oscar provides companionship at the time of death.”

So what are family members going to think? “I hope they realize this is a behavior that comes from a community that really cares for these patients,” Teno says, “That’s what I know and see.”

What Oscar sees in the halls of Steere House remains his secret.

Source: The Providence Journal

Giants in the Americas

Did giants ever live in North America?

Is there proof that giants once lived and raised families in North America? Stories and newspaper accounts attest to amazing discoveries of huge elaborate caves and mines, gold spears and polished granite inscribed with mystical symbols. Witnesses have reported their discoveries to the Smithsonian Institute and have been promised compensation. Yet, the Smithsonian, archaeologists and other scientists are silent as to the discoveries and have hidden all evidence that is contrary to Darwinian theory of evolution.

The following are actual accounts of giants in North America.

"Atlantis in the Colorado River Desert" - 1947 Nevada news: Near the Nevada - California - Arizona border area, 32 caves within a 180 square mile area were discovered to hold the remains of ancient, strangely costumed 8 -9 foot giants. They had been laid to rest wearing the skins of unknown animals similar to sheepskins fashioned into jackets with pants described as "prehistoric Zoot- suits". The same burial place had been found 10 - 15 years earlier by another man who made a deal with the Smithsonian. The evidence of his find was stolen and covered up by Darwinian scientists.

Dr. F. Bruce Russell had come to Death Valley from the east coast. He had taken up mining in the west for the sake of his health and was exploring across the Colorado River into Arizona. What he found he described as the burial place of a tribal hierarchy within the ritual hall of an ancient people. He felt that some unknown catastrophe had driven them into these caves. All of the implements of their civilization were there, including household utensils and stoves. Dr. Russell reported seeing hieroglyphics chiseled on carefully polished granite within what appeared to be a cavern temple. Another cave led to their sacred hall which contained carvings of ritual devices and markings similar to those of the Masonic Order. A long tunnel from this temple led to a room where, Hill said, "Well-preserved remains of dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, imperial elephants, and other extinct beasts were paired off in niches as if on display."

Ten to fifteen years earlier the caves had been seen by another miner who had fallen from the bottom of a mineshaft. In his book, "Death Valley Men", Bourke Lee related a conversation among residents of Death Valley concerning the local Paiute Native American legends of an underground city at Wingate Pass. After falling through the ceiling of an unknown tunnel, the miner had followed it 20 miles north of the Panamint Mountains to discover a huge ancient underground city. He saw arching stone vaults with huge stone doors and a polished round table in the center of their council chamber which had once been lit by ingenious lights fueled by subterranean gases. Leaning against the walls were their tall gold spears. He said that the designs on their thick golden armbands resembled the work of the Egyptians. The tunnel ended at an exit overlooking Furnace Creek Ranch in California`s Imperial Valley. He could see from there that the valley had once been underwater. The tunnel entrance had been a dock or a quay located halfway up the side of the mountain. A deal was made with the Smithsonian museum for the find, but the miner was betrayed by his partner. The evidence was stolen and the entrance concealed. In a 1940 a mining journal, another find was reported of much worked gold found in an 8 mile long cave near San Bernadino.

University of Arizona professor Vine Deloria, himself a Native American, made a similar accusation against the Smithsonian for covering up the remains found within the burial mounds of the Moundbuilder civilization. Surviving diaries from before the time Darwin attest to these discoveries. The Moundbuilders were a different civilization than that of the Indians, they said. The mounds contained the remains of hundreds of giants along with the bones of giant mastodons.

In Cincinnati, Ohio the giant bones were found with large shields, swords, and engraved stone tablets. In Kentucky and Tennessee the bones of "powerful men of towering stature" were excavated. One of these 7 foot men was buried with an engraved copper plate beneath his head. A woman was also found. She was wearing a silver girdle with letters written on it.

The Detroit Free Press reported in 1884 the discovery in Gartersville, Mississippi of the remains of a giant with waist-length jet-black hair. He was wearing a copper crown. With him in his timber burial vault were his children who wore garments decorated with bone beads. The tomb was covered with large flagstones engraved with inscriptions.

In Cayuga, Niagra there is a place called "The Cemetery of the Giants" which was discovered in 1880. Those giants were 9 feet tall and appear to have died violent deaths. Their axes were found with them. Giant bones were also unearthed from a rock fissure on Lake Erie Island. In some of the finds of giant bones, the bones lay in confusion as if left on a battlefield. The Smithsonian does display some artifacts of the Moundbuilders found with the bones of the giants - shell discs and carved stone beads. Many of the bones turned to powdery ash within a short time of being exposed to the air. The Smithsonian has been reluctant to test some less fragile finds. The late Vine Deloria said that it is because they "Might find a really early date for the bones" and that it would be distressing - distressing to their Darwinian time-line.

The Giants of Patagonia

Magellan`s encounter with the Patagonian giants was recorded by his on-board chronicler Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian nobleman who was a Knight of Rhodes. He was one of only 17 survivors who sailed around the world on the Magellan 5 ship expedition in 1519. He hoped to find adventure and "to gain some renown for later posterity." They set sail from Siviglia "for the purpose of going to discover the spicery in the Islands of Maluco under the command of Captain -general Fernando de Magaglianes, a Portuguese gentleman, comendador of the Order of St. James of the Sword." Pigafetta`s diary was published in Italian, French, Spanish, and later into English. It influenced the writings of Shakespeare, Baudelaire, and Poe. Shakespeare based his character Caliban in "The Tempest" on Pigafetta`s account of the Patagonian giant.

Charles Darwin also sailed around the world and encountered the original inhabitants of Argentina. He described their long flowing black hair, their suits, cloaks and tents made from the hides of the guanaco, a species of llama. Their faces, he said, were painted red and black with one of them painted with his eyes ringed in white with white dots in the manner of the Fuegians of Tierra del Fuego. In one of the cave paintings of southern Patagonia, a five foot jaguar is painted in red with black dots. The Native face painting probably represents this animal. Archeologists identify the cave art as a jaguar of the extinct subspecies Panthera onca mesembrina. It is accompanied by guanaco figures in red and white. The imprint of a giant bird track is also seen in the murals. The Indians hunted ostriches and guanacos with their bolas made of long thongs tied to 2 throwing stones.

Darwin considered the natives to be wild, formidable, and lacking in culture. He would have been surprised to learn that their language consisted of over 30,000 words as compiled by the Reverend Thomas Bridges. Some have compared their Yaghan language to Hebrew while wondering how that could ever have come to be.

The voyage of the Beagle was 300 years after Magellan. At that time the Fuegians were still patrolling the straits in their huge log and hide canoes. Darwin described two naked Indian women that he had seen while in the straits. One looked up at him from her canoe while nursing an infant. They were both drenched in rain and the cold spray from the ocean. Another curious mother watched him "whilst the sleet fell and thawed on her skin and on her baby." The steepness of the cliffs of Cape Horn prevented their landing.

Captain Joshua Slocum was warned before he sailed his sloop through Thieves Strait at night. A friend armed him with a bag of carpet tacks for his passage. Before the Captain retired for the night, he sprinkled the tacks onto the deck of his ship. He awoke to the howls of the barefoot marauders as they climbed aboard. Some returned to their canoes bellowing while the rest dived overboard while protesting loudly. The Captain did not need to fire a shot, although he did fire some rounds after their departure.

Giant human bones were discovered in Peru as well as in Patagonia. The Indians told legends of these former inhabitants who had been destroyed for their transgressions.

Charles Darwin denied the existence of the giants of Patagonia. These Yaghans of such great height could have been seen to confirm the stories of the Biblical giants, thus destroying his entire theory of evolution. Sadly the original inhabitants of southern South America were killed off by European diseases.

Source: UFO Digest/Mary Alice Bennett


On the Hunt of Fairies

CUMBRIA: land of the lakes, land of the fells, land of the... fairies? Well, the first two certainly, but you may need more convincing over the presence of the little people. However the more you look, the more you find — until it seems that our county is overrun by the little critters.

Lamplugh in West Cumbria was the place not to be if you were unfortunate enough to suffer with fairy-phobia, for it was in this parish that four unfortunates were “frighted to death by fairies” some time between 1658 and 1662.

This compares with three old women who met their deaths when they were “drownd upon trial of witchcraft”, a man whose demise was caused by a sprain in his shoulder sustained while saving his dog and a curious collection of other strange deaths

For a village which had a population of only about 400 people at the time, the fairies seem to have been pretty prolific serial killers.

This information is recorded in an old manuscript held at Cumbria Record Office, Whitehaven, and purports to be a list of deaths taken from the parish register of Lamplugh from “Janry ye i, 1658 to Janye ye i,1663”.

The foolscap-size document is undoubtedly old, and browned with age, but there’s not too much evidence to back its authenticity, and any campaigns for justice for the Lamplugh Four may run in to murky waters.

But that’s not to say that four people weren’t so scared that they dropped dead on seeing the little people — stranger things have happened.

Like a calf floating through the air, high over the sea, coming from the direction of the Isle of Man, as seen by a Whitehaven man standing on what used to be called Fairy Rock near Saltom Pit.

What this unnamed man was witnessing, according to William Dickinson’s Cumbriana, 1876, was the “last fairy to be seen in Whitehaven”.

The calf landed on the rock next to the man, who was so astonished that he exclaimed: “God! weel loppen cofe!” At the sound of the sacred name, the calf disappeared, and no fairy has been seen from that day to this in Whitehaven.

Fairy rock was broken up in one of the violent storms of January, 1872, so clearly Whitehaven has been forsaken by the fairies for a very long time. But why an apparition of a calf should be described as a fairy is unknown.

The last appearance of fairies in Cumbria is said to have been in 1850. Jack Wilson saw them pack up and leave for good one moonlit night, at Martindale, above the shores of Ullswater. His tale is told in Jeremiah Sullivan’s Cumberland and Westmorland Ancient and Modern, 1857, with a few gaps in the narrative, but here goes: Wilson was returning home over Sandwick Rigg when he came upon a large company of fairies “intensely engaged in their favourite diversion”, presumably eating and drinking.

He sneaked closer and noticed a stee (ladder) reaching up into a cloud. When the fairies saw him they all rushed up the stee, drawing it up behind them. He rushed towards them, but was too late to enter fairyland.

And in the concluding words of Jack’s story, which afterwards became proverbial in the neighbourhood, “yance gane, ae gane, and niver saw mair o’ them”.

The fairies were gone - never to return. But they continue to tantalise. Up until 1880 residents of Lanercost, north east of Carlisle, would swear they could hear the fairies’ horses’ harnesses jangling, and tales were still being told of the unseen interventions of the little folk there as late as 1900. In fact, Lanercost is a veritable hotbed of fairy activity.

Closer to home is Castle How, an earthwork on a rocky hillock which dates from Roman times - possibly earlier.

It’s an impressive site overlooking Bassenthwaite at the northern end of the dual carriageway along the side of the lake, and has long been associated with fairies.

Peel Wyke, or Peelwyke, was at the base of the earthwork on the shore of the lake, now cut through by the A66.An intriguing tale is told of amateur excavations at Peel Wyke by a group of young boys uncovering a neat little hut roofed with slate. They went home for a lunch break, but when they returned to the hill to where they had been digging, it was covered with soil and green sward again - and no one has found the place since.

But one evening the boys’ father — a chap called Watson — saw two tiny people dressed in green in a field near Peel Wyke, so naturally he set his vicious dog on them. The dog rushed towards them, but suddenly was struck down. He managed to stagger back to his master, whimpering, but by now the little people had gone, and were never seen again.

This account was published in 1876, and is typical of old account, being scant on detail at times. It was, apparently told by Thomas Bell of Thornthwaite, but no dates are given.

But the fairies have left behind much more concrete evidence of their sojourn in this world. Some may believe that Walls Castle, Ravenglass, is the remains of a Roman bath house. Nice try, but everyone ‘knows’ it’s all that is left of the palace of King Eveling and his daughter, the fairy Modron. Modron is associated with Morgan le Fey, which leads us into the realm of Arthurian legend. Ravenglass as Avalon is another tale for another time.

At Beetham in the south of the county, the little folk left behind the fairy steps, painstakingly carved out of living rock. Some may say it’s a natural geological formation but fairy experts know better.

But the most sumptuous and beautiful object the fairies left as evidence of their existence must surely be the Luck of Edenhall.

Now housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, this glorious, elegant glass beaker is finely decorated in blue, green, red and white enamel with gilding and is remarkably in perfect condition.

The tale is told how the butler of Edenhall, near Penrith, went to St Cuthbert’s Well for some water and came upon partying fairies. This lovely object was in their midst and, drawn by its beauty, he reached over and grabbed it. The fairies put up a struggle, but it was useless. As they fled they warned: If this glass shall break or fall, then farewell the luck of Edenhall.

Several lucks are associated with Cumbrian houses and families, and some have attracted similar legends.

For once the more prosaic explanation for the origins of the Luck of Edenhall does not detract from its truly magical qualities. It was made in Egypt or Syria in the 13th century, and presumably brought back to the wilds of Cumbria by a crusader after many years in the Near East. But the technology needed to make clear glass was unknown in northern Europe at that time, and the skill needed to enamel such a fragile object must have seemed magical.

Undoubtedly the legend which grew around the Luck of Edenhall helped to preserve it for 700 years. And that is something we can all thank the fairies for.

Source: Whitehaven News


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