Sunday, November 15, 2009

Texas Women Claims she had Sex with 6ft Reptilian Alien

Texas Women Claims she had Sex with 6ft Reptilian Alien

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:48:57 -0600
R118725
4 years ago
TheHyperT

Honestly, I dont see the relation between this post here and GNN


R118726
4 years ago
neverknwo

Mammals verse Reptiles?

King Kong verses Godzilla?

Guerillas verses Snakes?

DragonSlayer verses Dragon?

PureBreds verses Hybreds?

Good verses Evil?

Post Modified: 01/26/06 15:01:38

R118744
4 years ago
alexander

I guess they have good peyote in Texas.


R118753
4 years ago
Porktamer

Whatever, hyper… you’ve posted a large amount of bullshit “sky is falling” articles. I don’t think you have room to talk, cause at least the Reptilian Rothschild stuff is endlessly entertaining.

Tha being said,

I imagine it’s the same Peyote growing elsewhere, Alex. I don’t doubt the part it played in this story though.


R118762
4 years ago
NoGodsNoMasters

“The orgasms were intense. When I tell men about my reptilian experience, they find it difficult.”

Difficult not to laugh or not to run in the other direction?


R118769
4 years ago
ShiftShapers

lol you shout work for the National Enquirer!

IS THERE MORE THEN ONE EVE?

you mean than?

than is comparative, then is sequential (order of events) as in first there was this, then there was that, which is stranger than fiction ; )

you must not be familiar with the story of LILITH. she came before eve


R118770
4 years ago
ShiftShapers

besides, as interdimensional entities, human beings themselves are also shapeshifting reptillians.


R118794
4 years ago
Continuity

Neverknwo, pack up your alligator suitcase and go back to Beta Reticuli. I heard the lizard grays on the third hollow planet in that system enjoy vast volumes of spam.


R118798
4 years ago
ShiftShapers

no no no, you mean Alpha Draconis!


R118928
4 years ago
zirkonyx

this shit demotes GNN credibility as a NEWS NETWORK. that is my first and only opinion of this.


R118930
4 years ago
Wombat

Do they have 6ft female reptilians.

I think that I had a date with one once, but we didnt have sex so I couldnt comment on the orgasm.


R118931
4 years ago
neverknwo

I can bet your not gonna watch the Discovery Channel on Sunday either?

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R118933
4 years ago
neverknwo

If you remind me I’ll try and Record it


R118950
4 years ago
neverknwo

Do Reptilian Genomes exist in Human Blood?

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R118956
4 years ago
neverknwo

R118973
4 years ago
neverknwo

Crocodile blood could help combat human infections

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R118979
4 years ago
fennec

Neverknwo, pack up your alligator suitcase and go back to Beta Reticuli. I heard the lizard grays on the third hollow planet in that system enjoy vast volumes of spam.

Cuntingency1, you’re just jealous that neverknow’s crazy is both more entertaining and more believable than your crazy.

1 Been waiting to use that one.


R118989
4 years ago
yeshappysteady

I think you meant “Cuntinuity”...either way it works.


R119081
4 years ago
ubiquity

Don’t they have plenty of 6ft reptiles in Texas? I heard dey gotta LOTta 6ft reptiles in Texas.


R119084
4 years ago
remarcus

yalls measuring sticks are screwed


R119125
4 years ago
IsraelForever2

That wasn’t a UFO, that was Denis Rodman.


R119133
4 years ago
neverknwo

Ha Ha ha


R119902
4 years ago
neverknwo

The Royal Family are bloodsucking alien lizards
DAVID Icke, the former sports presenter who once proclaimed himself to be the Son of God, has offered up more of his unusual wisdom, this time claiming that the Royal Family are “bloodsucking alien lizards”.

Mr Icke, 53, claims the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are shape-shifters who drink human blood to look like us.

And the father-of-three says a race of half-human, half-alien creatures has infiltrated all the world’s key power positions.

He claims the US president, George W Bush, and his father, the former president, George Bush, are both giant lizards who change into humans.

Mr Icke, a professional speaker who has published 16 books, believes that the alien hybrids were behind the “murders” of Princess Diana and John F Kennedy, as well as the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

He claims the only reason that the public cannot see this is because we are obsessed by popular culture, such as EastEnders and Coronation Street, and Page Three girls.

Mr Icke retired from public life after being ridiculed for appearing on the Wogan TV chat-show in 1991 and claiming he had been chosen as the Son of God. The former Green Party spokesman now lives on the Isle of Wight with his second wife, Pam, and lectures around the world on his theories.

He was speaking about them on The World’s Strangest UFO Stories – The Great Alien Conspiracy on the Discovery Channel last night.

Mr Icke said: “When you get back into the ancient world, you find this recurring theme of a union between a non-human race and humans – creating a hybrid race.

“From 1998, I started coming across people who told me they had seen people change into a non-human form. It’s an age-old phenomenon known as shape-shifting. The basic form is like a scaly humanoid, with reptilian rather than humanoid eyes.”


R122884
4 years ago
neverknwo

Man claims to be reincarnation of snake god’s wife

By S Sanjay in Bhopal | Wednesday, 11 January , 2006, 17:18

Truth is often stranger than fiction. So is the story of Abhishek Parikh, who not only claims to be the reincarnation of snake god Naagraaj’s wife, but also claims to transform into a snake after midnight and resume the shape of a human by morning.

Naagraaj is considered the king of snakes and is widely worshipped in India.

Born in Jhalawad district of Rajasthan, Abhishek says he was the wife of Naagraaj in his previous life. “Even in this life, in my present form, I continue to be his wife,” says the 28-year-old who was in Bhopal on his holy visit to Kedarnath in Guna district.

Abhishek, who is still a bachelor, claims that his “dance performance at midnight gradually transfigures me into a snake partially. But this happens only at a particular temple located at Khanpur in Jhalawada. By early morning, I resume my present form”.

He has even showed a videotape of his transformation to the police.

The postgraduate, who dresses like a woman, attributes his supernatural power to his love for Naagraaj. “It is the result of our undying love for each other and my faith in Lord Shiva,” he said. “I came to know that I was and am the wife of Naagraaj while meditating in worship of Lord Shiva. The fact that I am a male by birth is not a hindrance in carrying out my duties as Naagraaj’s wife.”


R122914
4 years ago
yeshappysteady

It was just me in my alien costume…

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R122931
4 years ago
ZenSwashbuckler

How in the hell did I miss this thread?

6-ft. reptilian alien? Yeah, I’d hit that.

  • And if it’s just YHS in costume, well, there’s things to be done with the costume…

R122937
4 years ago
neverknwo


Barney Broom’s alien in a bottle. Photograph: Graham Turner

US serial number gives clue to mystery of the alien in the attic

Patrick Barkham
Monday February 6, 2006
The Guardian

When Barney Broom began renovating his cottage he did not expect to be confronted by a pair of black eyes staring from a cloudy jar. But the mysterious discovery of an alien in his attic has spooked the 54-year-old screenwriter and bewildered extraterrestrial experts, who yesterday suggested the US military could be involved.

The delicate 30cm (12 inch) figure of a baby alien is stored in a pungent liquid and has a US serial number painted on its four-toed foot. Possibly sculpted from a clay-like substance and painted grey, the model closely resembles the aliens depicted in a hoax film of an autopsy of the infamous “Roswell incident”.

Curiously, the alien was discovered stored in an old toffee jar wrapped in a copy of the Daily Mirror dating from October 1947. In July of that year, officials at the American air base of Roswell reported and then denied finding the remains of a flying saucer. The Roswell incident sparked a popular fascination with UFOs and led the US air force to collect data on sightings.
One theory is that the alien was left in the loft by a US serviceman working at a nearby US air base. Mr Broom’s two-bedroom cottage at Gunthorpe, north Norfolk, which he bought eight months ago, is 45 miles from two large US air bases at RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall. Many US servicemen and women live and work in the region.

Mr Broom told the Guardian he was “a bit spooked” by the discovery but said he was not yet living in fear of being beamed up by aliens.

“It was stuffed in the corner of the loft with other old newspapers. Before me, an old spinster lived in the house. I don’t think anybody had been up there for years. I haven’t got three heads and I’m not the sort of eccentric lunatic to think it’s an alien but it’s a funny thing to find in your loft.”

Mr Broom reported his finding to the Sci Fi Channel, who called in Professor Adam Roberts, an expert in science fiction literature, to examine the creature.

“The easy thing to do is dismiss it all and say it’s a hoax. It may be or may not be,” said Prof Roberts. “The fact that it was found near a US air base suggests there may be a military component to it.”

A spokeswoman for the US air force said it had never made such models of an alien, the figure was not government property and the serial number could mean it had been catalogued by a museum. “It’s a hoax,” the spokeswoman said.

Prof Roberts admitted it could be a film prop dating from the 1960s, but said he was not surprised at US denials: “That is the US air force line. They deny these alien encounters. It is quite possible they concoct stories to cover up for more nefarious activities.”

The Sci Fi Channel will this week broadcast live footage of the alien on its website. After further tests, Mr Broom will put it on his mantelpiece.


R122939
4 years ago
EGisJUICE

That’s pretty hot.


R123076
4 years ago
neverknwo

R125128
4 years ago
neverknwo

Fiber connections of the amygdaloid formation of the lizard Podarcis hispanica.

Martinez-Garcia F, Olucha FE, Teruel V, Lorente MJ.

Universitat de Valencia, Facultat de Ciencies Biologiques, Department de Biologia Animal, Burjassot, Espana.

The amygdaloid formation of the lizard Podarcis hispanica can be divided into three main groups of nuclei on the basis of their input from the main and accessory olfactory bulbs: *the vomeronasal amygdala, the olfactory amygdala and the dorsal amygdaloid group, the latter group receiving afferents from neither the main *(MOB) or the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB).

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R125132
4 years ago
neverknwo

Identification of the reptilian basolateral amygdala/ an anatomical investigation of the afferents to the posterior dorsal ventricular ridge of the lizard Podarcis hispanica.

These results indicate that a multimodal amygdala is already present in reptiles, and has probably played a key role in the evolution of the vertebrate brain.


R125134
4 years ago
neverknwo

Evolutionary divergence of the reptilian and the mammalian brains/ considerations on connectivity and development.

[Abstract]

Brain Res Brain Res Rev. 2002 Sep;39(2-3):141-53.

The isocortex is a distinctive feature of the mammalian brain, with no clear counterpart in other amniotes. There have been long controversies regarding possible homologues of this structure in reptiles and birds. The brains of the latter are characterized by the presence of a structure termed dorsal ventricular ridge (DVR), which receives ascending auditory and visual projections, and has been postulated to be homologous to parts of the mammalian isocortex (i.e., the auditory and the extrastriate visual cortices). Dissenting views, now supported by molecular evidence, claim that the DVR originates from a region termed ventral pallium, while the isocortex may arise mostly from the dorsal pallium (in mammals, the ventral pallium relates to the claustroamygdaloid complex). Although it is possible that in mammals the embryonic ventral pallium contributes cells to the developing isocortex, there is no evidence yet supporting this alternative. The possibility is raised that the expansion of the cerebral cortex in the origin of mammals was product of a generalized dorsalizing influence in pallial development, at the expense of growth in ventral pallial regions. Importantly, the evidence suggests that organization of sensory projections is significantly different between mammals and sauropsids. In reptiles and birds, some sensory pathways project to the ventral pallium and others project to the dorsal pallium, while in mammals sensory projections end mainly in the dorsal pallium. We suggest a scenario for the origin of the mammalian isocortex which relies on the development of associative circuits between the olfactory, the dorsal and the hippocampal cortices in the earliest mammals.


R125156
4 years ago
neverknwo

Humanity’s Historical Link To The Serpent Race
By Joe Lewels, Ph.D.

DID HUMANS EVOLVE FROM REPTILES?

As long as humanity has kept records of its existence, legends of a serpent race have persisted. These myths tell of a mysterious race of superhuman reptilian beings who descended from the heavens to participate in creating humankind and to teach the sciences, impart forbidden knowledge, impose social order, breed with us, and watch over our development.

These serpent-like beings were not alone, but were part of a retinue of super-beings thought to be gods by the ancients. Yet, in cultures as widespread and diverse as those of Sumeria, Babylonia, India, China, Japan, Mexico, and Central America, reptilian gods have been feared and worshipped. To this day, the dragon and serpent signifies divine heritage and royalty in many Asian countries, while in the West, the serpent represents wisdom and knowledge. The symbol of two serpents coiled around a staff (originally signifying the tree of knowledge of ancient myth), known as the caduceus, is today used by the American Medical Association as its logo.

Interestingly, stories of reptilian beings who exercise mind-control over human captives while performing medical procedures on them have been emerging from the research of some of the best-known UFO investigators, such as Budd Hopkins, John Carpenter, Linda Moulton Howe, Yvonne Smith, and others. These stories, told by average, mentally competent Americans, have emerged independently of one another in different parts of the country, but have not yet received much public attention. They tell of human encounters with creatures that have distinctly reptilian features: webbed, claw-like hands, large golden eyes with vertical slit pupils, and scaly, greenish-brown skin. Such stories have circulated around the UFO research community for many years, but few experts have had any idea of how to interpret the tales.

So unbelievable and so frightful are they that in the past, many researchers merely filed them away in their minds for future reference rather than risk looking foolish or being ridiculed. Little by little, at UFO conferences around the country, abductees and researchers learned of each other’s similar experiences with reptilian creatures, and gradually the stories become public.

Today, researchers agree that there is a variety of entities involved in the alien abduction scenario, including the familiar Greys; tall, human-looking blondes (Nordics); the reptilians (Anunnaki); and hybrids (half-human and half-alien). In addition, there seem to be variations of each of these that imply cross-breeding and considerable diversity. It is not clearly understood how each type interacts with the others, although they are often reported seen together.

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R125783
4 years ago
neverknwo

Dragons came down to Earth from Sirius to share their wisdom with humans, myths say

Among a great number of fairytale creatures dragons stand out as a particular category. In the memory of many nations they are still wise, amiable, open-hearted and at the same time strange-looking creatures.

West-European medieval ballads describe dragons as winged snatchers of young girls, insatiable and severe treasure keepers who one day still died of swords of knights.

A Swiss religion researcher studied myths, legends and fairytales of people inhabiting Europe, Asia, Africa and America. He thinks that our ancestors actually met and communicated with dragons. This is astonishing that pictures of dragons, descriptions of their looks and conduct left by different nations coincide. Another amazing fact is that first pictures of dragons and legends telling about them appeared within 2,500-4,000 B.C. Often, they appeared as messengers of the skies.

Contemporary ufologist Vadim Arskiy tells about people encountering dragons. Researchers want to closely study the tribe of dogons living in Africa. Thousands-year old myths about dogons mention ‘humans’ who came to Earth from Sirius. It is said that Nommo whose sacred image dogons worship was the one who brought the aliens to Earth. Nommo is described as a combination of a human and a snake with three couples of flexible extremities and a split tongue. It has a smooth shining body covered with green skin. Legends say that Nommo (meaning “the monitors”) as well as other aliens were living side by side with dogons for a long period of time, shared their knowledge and experience with them and then left for their home star.

Dogons keep an image of Nommo’s remains that look like a log of about four meters long decorated with intricate ornamentation. This may sound incredible but images of dragons known in America, China and other parts of the world are of approximately the same size and appearance that the image kept by dogons.

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R126348
4 years ago
neverknwo

whoops

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R129531
4 years ago
neverknwo

The Creature of Tagua Tagua Lagoon

INEXPLICATA
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
6-8-05

The legend of this creature is little known, even for residents of San Vicente in the country’s 6th region, but this discovery returns a piece of their history to them. The horrible creature in the etching that accompanies this article is the little-known Monster of Tagua Tagua lagoon, a legendary creature that not even the residents of San Vicente, in Chile’s 6th region, have ever heard of. The indescribably horrifying creature was relegated to oblivion for over 2 centuries until two Spanish researchers discovered the drawing among thousands of documents in the Madrid National Library. Thus, the anonymous etching made in Chile in 1784 became the poster for the exposition “Monsters and Other Imaginary Beings” that took place in the Spanish capital to great popular acclaim. The winged, two-tailed figure with scales and a human face had a well-deserved presence among nearly 200 images, just as unreal, belonging to such artists as Goya, Durero, Ribera, Brueghel, Holbein, Picart and Kircher. Plates extracted from classics of literature and scientific texts—largely from the 15th and 18th centuries, were also on exhibit. Under the drawing of the monster, a true bibliographic jewel, it can be read that it appeared in early 1784 at the farm of Don Próspero Elso and that “it did great damage, eating all manner of animals and drinking from the lagoon, until 100 men stealthily ambushed it with firearms and caught it alive.” The description is very detailed: “It measures three and a half rods long and its tail is bigger than its body. It legs are nearly a quarter [rod] but its claws are much larger. Its mane reaches the ground so that it entangles around its feet. The upper tail…helps it to catch its prey. The teeth are some 30 cm long and the mouth is as wide as its face. Its horns are a rod and a half long and very well-turned, and finally, it ears are are three quarters of a rod long. Even more curious: an address — Calle de Carretas No.8 — is given for those interested in seeing it. The spectacular Madrid exposition, unprecedented in Europe, featured cyclops, dwarves, giants, two headed or six-fingered creatures, hermaphrodites, lion-men, bearded or multi-breasted women. However, the organizers of this exhibit — Javier Moscoso, a professor with the University of Murcia, and Antonio Lafuente, fellow of the Superior Center for Scientific Research — believe that “the presence of horns is one of the definite signs of monstrosity. Our selection has been based, on the one hand, by the richness of the image and by the historical importance, on the other. To some residents of San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, the legend that gave rise to the monster was possibly a reflection of the fears, nightmares and anguish felt at the time. After all, this wasn’t the first time that the existence of fantastic creatures in the area was suspected, and sometimes quite rightly. That was where the Inca Empire came to an end, and in recent decades the remains of 14 mammoths from 11,000 years ago were discovered, making the place one of the richest sites in America for modern archaeology. However, no one imagined that the most recent discovery would be an item forgotten thousands of kilometers away, in Madrid’s National Library. San Vicente residents recall that the Tagua Tagua Lagoon — drained in the 1930s — was notorious for its “chivines”: floating islands formed by a dense and firm network of roots, so resilient that they could bear the weight of a horse. Deceived by the large size of some of these “chivines”, cattle would climb onto them to graze, realizing only too late that the floating island had been taken away by the current without any hope of escape. That’s how the legend emerged among natives and Spaniards about a monster that dragged cattle into the lake. Armed groups of hunters were even organized to capture it. Translation© 2005, Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Liliana Núñez. Source: Archivos Forteanos de Latinoamérica (originally featured in La Tercera (Santiago de Chile) 01.13.02, p.18)

R130182
4 years ago
neverknwo

SPACE ALIEN BURIED IN TEXAS TOWN?

Fact Or Fiction? Space Alien Buried In Texas Town

Joel Thomas
Reporting

An Alien Landed In Aurora, Texas…

(CBS 11 News) AURORA, TX Area 51 and Roswell, New Mexico have become a part of American folklore, but some believe an alien visitor was found in Texas first, in the city of Aurora, just up the road from Fort Worth.

UFO investigator Jim Marrs said, “A silver cigar-shaped object came down low to the ground in Aurora, north of Fort Worth, and struck a tower, wooden tower, derrick, windmill.”

Aurora’s Mayor Barbara Brammer continued, “The ship hit the tower for the well, exploded, burned.”

Marrs explained, “The remains of the pilot were recovered and he was not an inhabitant of this world.”

They believed the pilot was an alien.

Brammer said, “They took the remains of this down to the Aurora cemetery and buried it, gave it a Christian burial.”

Newspapers in both Dallas and Fort Worth reported the amazing event. In fact, an entire page of the April 19, 1897 edition of the Dallas Morning News is filled with reports of the great aerial wanderer. Either people all are joining in a prank, or something was in the skies over Texas and southern Oklahoma.

“Some people think that the guy in Dallas that wrote this article made this up to get some publicity about Aurora again, to get people coming back in,” said Brammer.

But Marrs retorts, “Every single one of the stories concerns the silver cigar-shaped object flying around the skies of Texas and Oklahoma in the spring of 1897, six years before the Wright brothers flew.”

The burial site became the focus of UFO researchers in the ‘70s. There was a tombstone, with a marking that appeared to be half of a saucer, or the cigar-shaped object.

Researchers ran metal detectors over the site where the ship was said to crash. Some say the grass hasn’t grown there since. In a nearby shed, there’s a well where wreckage, small bits of metal, was reportedly thrown.

But in 1973, the tombstone and the metal in the ground disappeared.

“We don’t know,” said Brammer. “It just came up missing. Somebody had removed it. We don’t know who.”

The owners of the well have cemented it shut. They, like other people in Aurora, are tired of the story, but it lives on nonetheless.

A state historical marker at the cemetery recounts the legend of the alien pilot who crashed, died and was buried.

“As far as me believing it, I really don’t know,” says Brammer. “I believe it was a legend and that’s as far as I can go.”

Marrs believes. “I think this should show any reasonable person that there are things, and they’re not us, and they’re flying around in the atmosphere.”

The legend is a mystery that lingers today

Post Modified: 03/01/06 05:33:09

R130537
4 years ago
neverknwo

MYSTERIOUS ORBS OF LIGHT AT N. TEXAS CHURCH

(CBS 11 News) HALTOM CITY In the world of the paranormal, experts say there are many phenomena that can occur involving light. But one North Texas church has reported not only the appearance of orbs, but other religious manifestations.

Riverwalk Fellowship Church is a charismatic church in Haltom City. The services aren’t exactly traditional and neither are some of the reported phenomena happening there lately.

The church’s senior pastor Steve Solomon, a Messianic Jew (a Jew who believes Jesus is his/her messiah) has reported, among other things, an oil substance manifesting on the balcony and on the baptismal and the pulpit of the sanctuary.


R130656
4 years ago
neverknwo

I had to just add this after I saw it today

Aliens live in human brain
2006/02/20

Psychologist Frederick Malmstrom of the U.S Air Force Academy has observed that the typical representation of an alien is in the brain of every human being. He announced that the image of the alien is no different to the image of the mother that is in a baby’s brain from the moment of birth and remains there their whole life. This discovery has allowed scholars all over the world to claim that extra-terrestrial beings exist in our heads and not in other universes.

Malmstrom has become interested in this because people, who claim to have been abducted by aliens, when asked to describe the aliens all draw the classic image of a person with grey skin, a big head, small mouth and chin, and smooth features.

Can it be that the inhabitants of one “extremely dishonest” civilization have seized all those abducted? Such a suggestion seemed strange to Malmstrom. He, as a believer in science, prefers to support the view that states that people see aliens when they are in the brief state between sleep and waking up. At this time images that appear in a person’s mind reside deep in the sub-conscience. Where in our brain does the image of an alien come from?

Malmstrom considered many different possibilities and has come to a conclusion. He believes that the image of an extra-terrestrial being, which man sees when half-asleep, is generated by the primitive maternal image that a person has seen straight after birth. The scholar has proven this theory. Malmstrom collected all known information about the vision babies have just been born and then edited the image of a woman taking the sight of a baby into consideration; astigmatism, small focal plane, lack of precision, abnormal perception of light and so on. He found that the image of a woman became very much like the archetypal image of an alien.

Skeptics of the existence of extra-terrestrial beings immediately criticized the psychologist’s work, claiming that aliens do not appear in such a simple manner. They say that the aliens impregnate women on earth and that the subsequent pregnancy is that of an extra-terrestrial being and not a sleep-induced hallucination. It is true that they cannot put forward any hybrid species as evidence to scientists. Members of the extra-terrestrial civilization steal embryos at the initial stage of development.

Many animals are born with visual images already implanted in the brain. For example, newly-hatched chicks instinctively hide from the shade and like hawks they do not react to any shade. A newly-born baby also has such natural reactions. Up until the age of two months infants react to everything that recalls the human image and are completely indifferent to everything else.

Thousands of women, who have seen aliens, claim that they have had sexual contact with them. As a consequence of this contact there has often been pregnancy and yet another alien has been born with the intention of increasing the alien race. Statistics have shown that in ninety percent of cases the fetuses are visible in the ninth or tenth week of pregnancy. From the very beginning researchers have been surprised by why aliens want aborted embryos. It must just be for experiments. They have, however, come to another conclusion. A nine-week old embryo is a carbon-copy of an alien. They have little hands, legs and a huge head with big eyes without pupils. Perhaps on their planet there are conditions that only out of these prematurely born children can they grow similar. Evidently we have much in common with them or at least our mothers look very similar to them.


R131252
4 years ago
neverknwo

Texas’ Blood-Sucking Monster

Feb. 28, 2006 — In south Texas, its frightening name resurfaces in the news every few months — especially after another neighborhood pet or farm animal mysteriously dies.

“El Chupacabra,” they say, “is back.”

Parents are cautious, warning their children to stay inside at night or risk a face-to-fang encounter with the chupacabra — a red-eyed, spiky-haired, blood-sucking creature with a green-blue tint to its hide.

The chupacabra haunts the minds of the residents in La Frontera, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Here, an amalgamation of cultures blend, represented by Gulf shrimp tacos, polka-inspired Tejano music, and young, white girls who also hold quinceneras, the Mexican teen rite-of-passage celebration.

Amid this mostly peaceful cultural mishmash, the chupacabra — translates to goat-sucker — replaces the boogeyman. Rumored to be originally of Puerto Rican folklore, the chupacabra and its reign spread to Central America in the ’80s and ’90s, and has moved northward through Mexico and Texas, where it has quickly been embraced and has lately been portrayed in artwork and film.

Is It Real?

Like other mythic monsters, the chupacabra has its believers — just ask www.elchupacabra.com Webmaster and science-fiction buff Dave Pettis.

“I just believe there can be something out there like that,” said Pettis, who lives in Northern California. “I don’t think every animal in the world has been classified.”

Pettis said he gets lots of e-mails from people. Some are curious about the creature, while others want to submit their own sightings.

“Some people think it’s some [lab] experiment that escaped, but other people think it’s some animal that’s been around for a long time, like in South America. The clearing of the rain forests has made it come out,” he said.

The Mexican Boogeyman

It’s these sorts of theories that make anthropologist Tony Zavaleta chuckle.

He loves the chupacabra myth, but it’s for different reasons. It’s simply a great part of Mexican-American folklore, he said.

While the chupacabra is by far the most popular myth, it is just one of several indigenous monsterlike creatures. There’s also El Cucuy, or a small humanlike demon that also goes after kids at night.


R131969
4 years ago
neverknwo

R131971
4 years ago
neverknwo

The Duchy of Angiers and The Royal House of Vere

Introduction

“The Beast, the Dragon, the terrible monster, is the disguise of the beloved; the horror to be overcome itself is, or contains, the Reward. Beauty and the Beast must be conjoined. The old tag that a serpent becomes not a Dragon save by devouring another serpent, has an Alchemical sense:

These are the two Dragons, male and female: they destroy one another, or one destroys the other and a new and mightier one is born, a fiery wonder: A Phoenix* , a leaping glory, a STAR of dream ascending to the throne of the world. This was the Transmutation, the Great Work of the hidden glory of perfection”.


(*The red and gold tinctures and metals on the field of their heraldic escutcheon, [traditionally symbolising the plumage of the Phoenix] superimposed by the White Star – literally the falling star of Lucifer – are the Arms of the Vere and reflect their ancient line of descent from Sathaniel or the Devil. The escutcheon, supported by two dynastic, hermetic Dragons becomes, historically, the Ancient Alchemical Seal of the House. The Phoenix of the Scythians was the Raven. The Raven itself, or rather the double-headed Raven found in Transylvania, devolved down to the Hittites and from them it was eventually adopted and modified as the double-headed black Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire).


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4 years ago
neverknwo

Dinosauroid

What would have happened if the asteroid that supposedly hit the Earth at the end of the Cretaceous period (see Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary), 65 million years ago, had missed?

One possibility is that the dinosaurs would not have become extinct, advanced mammals would subsequently not have appeared, and some of the descendants of dinosaurs might have evolved to become intelligent in our place. It’s clear that some of the dinosaurs were getting smarter at the time the asteroid hit the Yucatan and handed the gauntlet to the mammals (fortunately for us).

One of the brainiest dinosaurs we know about at the end of the Cretaceous was Troodon (a.k.a. Stenonychosaurus inequalis) a 1.2-m-tall, 70-kg carnivorous dinosaur with perhaps the intelligence of an opossum.

What if Troodon had survived and continued to evolve and get brainier?

In the early 1980s, paleontologist Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museums of Canada, in Ottowa, explored this possibility;1 for more on Russell go here (DinoData). Had the dinosaurs survived, argued Russell, and a species like Troodon grown smarter, it would eventually have needed to stand upright to balance its heavy head.

A shoulder structure would have evolved to allow the “dinosauroid” to throw objects.

Projecting how other characteristics of this species might have developed he came up with a model of a large-brained, reptilian biped with enormous eyes, three-fingered hands, an absence of external genitalia (typical of reptiles), and a navel (since a placenta is found in some modern reptiles and may have been needed to enable the birth of young with big brain cases).


R133465
4 years ago
neverknwo

Dale Russell, senior paleontologist of Northern Carolina University, was contracted by NASA to extrapolate an image of what extraterrestrial life might resemble.

In his report (Exponential Evolution: Implications for Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life, Adv. Space Research 1983), he “evolved” the dinosaur Troodon according to the natural evolution of its own body type and created a model of a being he calledDino-sauroid.

Paleontology is a science that supports a group of heroes, a gathering of five or ten collected ‘greats’ that have transformed the field from a science of boring speculation to a study of excitement. This is an unofficial group. There are no annual gatherings, no membership cards, and definitely not any type of hall of fame.

This group is a group of the mind, a collection of figures that have, year in and year out, amazed the field with countless new avenues of research. Although there is no set membership, one can argue that Robert Bakker, Jack Horner, and Edwin Colbert are members. Paul Sereno is a bit too young, but will probably join someday. And, although some may not think of him off the top of their head, Dale Russell is likely a member, too.

Of course, as stated, no such group exists. But, paleontologists and paleo buffs around the world recognize the vast contributions of men like Bakker, Horner, Colbert, and Russell, contributions that go above and beyond the accomplishments of other members of the field. Scientists such as the men that compose this imaginary group are ever-changing, and never stuck on one area of research. Scientists in this group continually, annually, and sometimes even weekly, shake-up the foundations of paleontology, and make other members of the field change their views. These men are thought-provoking, and none are better at their craft than Dale Russell.

Dale Russell is a perfect example of what this imaginary group of heroes stands for. He is exciting, traveling the globe to conduct dinosaur research at countless different locales. He is ever-changing, having gone from researching dinosaur extinction and Mongolian dinosaurs to the evolution of dinosaur brains and dinosaur hearts. And, of course, he is thought-provoking, having proposed exciting new theories on extinction, metabolism, and evolution.

However, like all men in the field, Russell’s beginnings were humble. Growing up in the United States, Russell was first introduced to fossils by his eldest brother, Don, who showed him a coiled trilobite and several laminae from the interior of a mammoth tooth. In a recent interview in the magazine Dinosaur World, Russell recalls how these fossils changed his life, giving him a “deep impression (because) they were so astronomically old, and the world was so different when the animals that produced them
were alive.”

These small fossils motivated Russell to continue learning about paleontology, which later led to his acceptance into the biological sciences program at the University of Oregon at Eugene. In 1958 he graduated with a degree in biology, which he followed up with a Master’s Degree in Paleontology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1960. Four years later, in 1964, he graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University. Upon graduating, Russell received a National Science Foundation postdoctoral position at Yale University, which he kept for a year. After his service was up, he was hired by the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa in 1965. It was at the Canadian Museum where much of his most important, influential, and well-known research was conducted.

For six years Russell laid low as a researcher, traveling to New Zealand and other nations to study dinosaur remains. However, in 1971, Russell published one of the most influential papers of the decade For much of the six years after leaving Yale, Russell had studied the stratigraphic record of the disappearance of the dinosaurs in detail. At that time, it was the conventional thinking in the field that the dinosaurs had died off gradually, mostly due to a combination of falling sea levels and competition from mammals. However, Russell could not imagine a terrestrial event capable of suddenly killing off all of the dinosaurs. Logically, this left an extraterrestrial cause.

But, what extraterrestrial event could cause a mass extinction here on earth? Russell recalled reading a paper by physicist Wallace Tucker suggesting that radiation from a nearby exploding star, known as a supernova, could kill organisms on earth. In order to learn more about this theory, Russell began collaborating with George Jeletzky, a marine biostratigrapher with the Geological Survey of Canada. Jeletzky told Russell about a little-known paper that he had discovered which discussed astrophysical work on supernovae studied in the Soviet Union. This little known paper, and others that the two began to uncover, also suggested that an exploding supernova, if close enough to earth, could cause a mass extinction.

Russell then contacted Tucker, who decided that an exploding supernova was a testable model for dinosaur extinction. The two decided to study the possibility further, and then, in 1971, they published their ground-breaking efforts in the classic Nature paper “Supernovae and the extinction of the dinosaurs.”

The response to this paper was tremendous, but at the same time dangerous. Russell recalls receiving snickers and even threats from colleagues who disagreed with his work. Many decided to ignore the paper, but University of California-Berkeley researchers Luis and Walter Alvarez were interested.

They, too, had serious doubts about a gradual dinosaur extinction, and had earlier begun to study the KT Boundary rock layers at Gubbio, Italy. Throughout much of the 1970’s the Alvarez team collected samples from Italy, and, in 1980, were treated to the surprise of a lifetime.

While analyzing rocks from the KT Boundary, the father-and-son team discovered an ungodly amount of iridium present in the boundary layer. Iridium is a rare element on earth, being present only in the core. However, it is a common element in much of the solar system. Could this iridium have come from an exploding supernova? For the first time, the studies of Russell and Tucker were seriously beginning to gather support. The iridium meant that there was a possibility that an extraterrestrial source led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, but was it a supernova? To further test the supernova idea, the Alvarez team decided to conduct a chemical analysis of the KT Boundary rock.

Luis Alvarez, a physicist, realized that a nearby supernova would deposit plutonium-244, as well as iridium. In order to see if a supernova really did cause the extinction of the dinosaurs, the group went about testing for traces of plutonium-244. After two full days of working, the results were in. There were no signs of plutonium-244, which meant that a supernova was out of the question.

While Russell’s hypothesis was ultimately proven incorrect, his 1971 paper remains one of the most influential of this century. Russell and Tucker were the first researchers to seriously propose the idea that the dinosaurs were killed off by an extraterrestrial, and sudden, event. This idea was later given more steam in the Alvarez’ 1980 Science paper “Extraterrestrial cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction,” in which they proposed that a comet or asteroid was to blame for the extinction. Although the extinction paradox isn’t completely resolved today, the extraterrestrial idea remains the front-runner.

While Alvarez was busy studying extinction, Russell was working on another, equally important, project. In the late 1960’s, while prospecting for dinosaurs in the Judith River Formation of Alberta, Russell came across the top of the skull of a turkey-sized theropod named Stenonychosaurus. Included in this top of the skull was an impression of the braincase, and impressed into the inner-roof of this braincase were indications left by a pair of bulging midbrain lobes.

Russell concluded that this dinosaur had possessed a brain at least as large as that of many present-day birds of the same size. Furthermore, he wrote, that many species of Late Cretaceous dinosaurs were likely evolving large-brains, and their evolution would have probably continued indefinitely if the dinosaurs had not gone extinct.

This theory raised many questions, and in order to further explain what may have happened if large-brained dinosaurs continued to evolve, Russell began one of the most speculative, but interesting, projects in the history of dinosaur paleontology. Years after his original discovery of the Stenonychosaurus specimen, in 1982, Russell teamed up with taxidermist and artist R. Seguin, and created a model depicting what would happen if a Stenonychosaurus had continued to evolve.
Their result was, what Robert Bakker, called a “hundred-pound biped with (a) bulging forehead, scaly skin, and clawed hands capable of cleverly manipulating objects.”

Furthermore, Russell and Seguin proceeded to create a museum-quality restoration of this “dinosauroid hominid,” based on detailed knowledge of dinosaur and human evolution. They began by molding an extremely realistic, hypothetical skull and skeleton of plastic, nudging the evolution of Stenonychosaurus towards human characteristics. Next, they filled out the armature with musculature and skin, using latex, fiberglass, and epoxy resin. Finally, they added eyes and a base, and announced their findings to the world in their paper “Reconstructions of the Small Cretaceous Theropod Stenonychosaurus inequalis and a Hypothetical Dinosauroid.” As expected, this paper caused incredible stir, and Russell even recalls almost not publishing the work because of a fear that his future work would not be taken seriously.

Since that time Russell has continued to work on theories regarding brain size in dinosaurs, and his 1969 paper on Stenonychosaurus is still considered one of the sparks the started the “Dinosaur Renaissance,” the period of paleontology in which theories of slow moving, cold-blooded, and unintelligent dinosaurs were debunked.

Several years after working on dinosaur intelligence, and after participating in several projects regarding dinosaurian metabolism, Russell joined in on one of the most ambitious paleontological projects of the century. Back in the 1920’s, American Museum fossil hunter Roy Chapman Andrews led several expeditions to Mongolia. The real reason behind these expeditions was to find fossil human specimens, specimens that he hoped would prove museum president Henry Fairfield Osborn’s theory that human life evolved in Asia, but Andrews instead found a plethora of dinosaur fossils. Among these dinosaur fossils were those of Protoceratops, Psittacosaurus, and Oviraptor.
However, Andrews represented the last American researcher to venture into Mongolia’s vast fossil deposits. Soon after the American Museum adventurer left, Vladimir Lenin died and Joseph Stalin seized power of the vast Soviet Empire. By 1929, Stalin had seized complete power, and by 1930 Andrews was forced out. Also during this general time Mongolia achieved its own independence, but its sovereignty was not recognized by China and Russia. Instead, this new nation served as a buffer state between the two budding, and conflicting, Communist powers.

Mongolia did allow a Swedish team into the fossil deposits in the mid-1930’s, but after the beginning of Stalin’s Great Purge in 1936, the embittered trio of Communist nations stopped all western expeditions. Until 1963, only Soviet and Chinese teams were allowed into the deposits, and their results were mostly those of failure. The tides began to turn in 1963, when a Polish team led by Dr. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was allowed to organize four separate expeditions. These expeditions, which lasted until 1971, were among the most successful in the history of Gobi exploration, with the discovery of several new species and the excavation of the now-famous fighting Velociraptor and Protoceratops specimen.

This success was a mix-blessing for the Polish team, though, as the jealous Soviets put an end to further work by Kielan-Jaworowska’s teams. For the next twenty years, from 1971 until the dawn of the 1990’s, sparsely-trained and poorly-paid Mongolian and Chinese teams have explored the vast Gobi fossil beds, but most of their discoveries remains unknown and blocked from science.
This closed-door policy was beginning to change during the mid-1980’s, though, as Mikhail Gorbachev came to power and Soviet/Chinese government allowed Paul Sereno into Mongolia for a brief fossil-hunting visit. Later in the decade, in 1987, even larger access to the area was allowed, as a team led by Phil Currie was allowed into the Gobi Desert. Dale Russell was a member of this team.

Back in 1982, Currie had compiled a wish-list of research trips. A young and enthusiastic Royal Tyrrell Museum publications directior, Brian Noble, proceeded to make Currie’s dream a reality. His first step was to get the Ex Terra Foundation to sponsor such a trip. Secondly, Noble had to find a way to raise $7 million. Third, and most importantly, he had to get the permissions of the Russians, and especially the Chinese, who had since come to control more of Mongolia. Noble proposed that, in exchange for a chance for Canadian researchers to explore the Mongolian fossil sites, Chinese researchers would have the opportunity to come to America, at the cost of the Canadians, and study North American dinosaur faunas.

The Chinese leaped at this chance, and gleefully accepted. After a brief Canadian visit near the end of 1986, the first full season of field-work began in 1987. During their trips to Mongolia, and other fossil sites in China, the team happened upon several amazing discoveries, including a tritylodont, several extinct turtles, the skull of a pterosaur, an entire forest of petrified trees, a new species of the sauropod Mamenchisaurus, a large, new theropod, two Velociraptor skulls, several Protoceratops skeletons, a nest of five baby pinacosaurs (anklyosaurs), a large skeleton of the predatory dinosaur Alectrosaurus, and a relative of Avimimus.

However, much of the success of the trip was overshadowed by the cultural differences between the 30-member Chinese team and the 11-member Canadian squad. It was reported in the press that the ‘sophisticated’ Canadians carried state of the art tools into the bone quarries, while the Chinese used primitive dynamite and other ‘un-scientific’ field procedures. However, in the recently published interview, Russell doesn’t recall many disagreements or technical differences. Instead, he remembered the kindness of the Mongolians, and wrote of how he will forever cherish the memories of learning more about Mongolian and Chinese culture.

Whether or not there were any cultural clashes, one thing is know: the expedition produced several new and amazing specimens. Along with the fossils mentioned above, the crew also discovered and named a new therizinosaur, troodontid, and a primitive psittacosaur. Much of the research based on this expedition was published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.

During the 1990’s, after his pioneering work in Mongolia, Russell launched a new research project-studying the dinosaur faunas of Morocco and Kenya. During much of the previous decade, Russell and colleague Philippe Taquet, a paleontologist from the Paris Museum of Natural History, have named and described several previously unknown dinosaurs that lived 110 million years ago in the lands that now make up the Sahara Desert.

According to Russell, during this time Africa and South America were beginning to split, with rift-valleys forming and splitting the continents apart. Many of the dinosaurs of this region belonged to the spinosaur family, and Russell believes that the dinosaurs of this region will play a large role in augmenting our meager knowledge of the paleoecology of the Cretaceous of Africa.

Russell did take a break from this project during the later half of the 1990’s, though, as he took time off to describe one of the rarest and most unique specimens known in paleontology-a dinosaur heart.

Russell was originally introduced to South Dakota fossil hunter Michael Hammer at a Dinofest exhibit. After the meeting, Hammer showed Russell photos of an interesting new Thescelosaurus specimen he had discovered while exploring the South Dakota badlands. A strange lump in the chest region had captivated him, but lacking any formal training in paleontology, Hammer didn’t know what to make of it. Russell, a scientist who had made a career studying dinosaur metabolism and North American dinosaurs, was the perfect man to ask.

Russell gladly accepted an invitation to look at the specimen, and was amazed at what he saw. The mass in the ribcage of the Thescelosaurus specimen did look like a heart, and the placement was perfect. In order to confirm his belief, though, Russell and Hammer arranged for a friend, Dr. Andy Kuzmitz, to CT scan the fossil. Once again, the results showed the lump was supportive of a heart.

In 1995, Russell left his long-lasting post in Canada and took a position at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. One year later, in 1996, the museum purchased the Thescelosaurus specimen from Hammer. The CT scans and other data was sent to museum researchers, who still concluded that the lump was a heart. They did further tests, and their data was reported in a ground-breaking paper in the April 21, 2000 issue of the journal Science.

In this paper Russell’s group concluded not only that the mass was indeed a dinosaur heart, but that it was a four-chambered heart, and this heart implied that Thescelosaurus was warm-blooded.

The heart of this Thescelosaurus specimen, nicknamed Willo by Hammer, had a single systemic aorta, rather than the double aorta found in crocodilians, which are known to be cold-blooded. Among living animals, this single-arched heart is found only in mammals and birds, both of which are warm-blooded.

According to Russell, there has been relatively little thought given to the possibility that ornithischian dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded. Instead, most of the spotlight has been on endothermic saurischian dinosaurs, such as the feathered theropods. However, Willo the Thescelosaurus raises the possibility of endothermy in some lines of bird-hipped dinosaurs. Russell even believes that this heart may prove that animals in general were moving towards higher metabolic rates during the Cretaceous period.

This heart is under scrutiny from paleontologists, though, who claim that the lump is instead a mass of mud or a concretion. These scientists, one of whom is Paul Sereno, point out that organs and other soft tissues do not ordinarily preserve in the Hell Creek Formation, the formation in which Willo was discovered.

But, Russell’s group is quick to defend their views by saying that the heart has a high concentration of an iron mineral that forms when little oxygen is present in water. Under these conditions, soft tissues do not decay as rapidly as they otherwise would.

According to the Russell team, this is what happened in the case of Willo, and these iron minerals preserved the heart, along with cartilagenous sternal ribs, plates, and tendons, which were also found preserved. This documentation of the dinosaur heart is the last major research project that Russell has published on. However, his work does continue.

Russell plans to continue his research into African dinosaurs indefinitely, and despite the fact that his teaching duties are slowing down, the career of one of America’s greatest paleontologists certainly will not die in the near future. Through his countless research projects, Dale Russell has rewritten the conventional thinking on dinosaur intelligence, dinosaur metabolism, Mongolian dinosaur faunas, and dinosaur extinction.

Many of his papers, including those on the braincase of the troodontid dinosaur and the dinosaur-killing supernova, have sparked some of the most interesting and intense periods in paleontology.

Many even credit the start of the Dinosaur Renaissance to Russell. Whether or not this is accurate, the fact remains that Dale Russell is one of the most influential paleontologists of our generation.

References

Alvarez, L.W., Alvarez, W., Asaro, F., and Michel, H.V., 1980, Extraterrestrial cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction. Science, v. 208, p. 1095-1108.

Alvarez, W. T. rex and the Crater of Doom. Vintage Press, 1997.

Bakker, R. The Dinosaur Heresies. William Morrow and Company, 1986.

Brusatte, S.L., 2001, Interview with Dale Russell. Dinosaur World: Volume 10.

Mayor, A. The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times. Princeton University Press, 2000.

Russell, D. and Tucker, W., 1971, Supernovae and the extinction of the dinosaurs: Nature, v. 229, p. 553-554.

Russell, D. and Sequin, R., 1982, Reconstructions of the Small Cretaceous Theropod Stenonychosaurus inequalis and a Hypothetical Dinosauroid. Syllogeus (National Museum of Canada): 37: 1-43.

Russell, D., 1969, A New Specimen of Stenonychosaurus from the Oldman Formation (Cretaceous) of Alberta: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 6: 595-612.

Russell, D. and Zhao, X.J., 1996, New psittacosaur occurrences in Inner Mongolia: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 33, no. 4: 637-648.

Russell, D. and Dong, Z.M., 1993, A nearly complete skeleton of a new troodontid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the Ordos Basin, Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 30: 2163-2173

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R134524
4 years ago
neverknwo

Prayers to exorcize cloven-hoofed demons appeared in 4th century

One can see loads of announcements advertising effective ways of “driving out demons” and “getting rid of an evil eye” in today’s newspapers and on the Internet. Nearly all of those wizards and magicians who specialize in driving out demons are professional con artists. However, all world religions admit to the existence of evil spirit. Moreover, there are people who can effectively tackle wicked creatures even without using fortune-tellers. An Izvestia correspondent speaks with theologians about the origins of demons and ways to control the nasty supernatural. According to Judaism, demons are incorporeal. They can take form of humans, though. But demons are easily recognizable because they are cloven-hoofed. Some demons prefer chicken feet. Needless to say, demons tend to hide their hoofs and gallinaceous feet. Still, they stand out.

There are males and females in the world of demons. They “report” to Asmodeus, a fallen angel. Lilith, a female master of the night, is considered one of the most mischievous demons. She is portrayed either as a long-haired woman or a fowl-like bird. According to Borukh Gorin, head of a public relations department of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Lilith is a very powerful demon.

“She managed to bewitch Solomon even though he was able to charm demons. It is believed that a man who commits adultery is influenced by Lilith. Our sages believe Lilith’s mission is to kill children who were conceived in sin. By and large, she is thought to be responsible for killing young children. If a child laughs on a Saturday night, Lilith is thought to be playing with him.

There are a number of theories as to the origins of demons. One theory maintains that Asmodeus created them by sorcery. Another theory says that Adam and Eve produced the original demons.

The number of demons is continually growing, according to Borukh Gorin.

“Demons live forever, they never die out, and new demons are born every day by people who play with themselves. There are myriads of demons around,” says Gorin.

Well, there are also quite a few bits of advice for those who wish to ward off demons. Judaists place the mezuz, a vial with a piece of papyrus bearing a special prayer, on a door jamb to protect their dwellings. A bowl filled with water should be put at the bedside so that one can reach out and wash the night demons off his fingertips before getting up. By the way, Judaists should wash their hands after visiting a cemetery because cemeteries are inhabited by demons too.

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4 years ago
neverknwo

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4 years ago
neverknwo

R213679
3 years ago
neverknwo

SNAKE GOD CURSE CAUSES MASS HYSTERIA IN NEPALESE TOWN

http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=17821

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By Sudeshna Sarkar, Kathmandu, Sep 7: While psychologists explained it as mass hysteria triggered by fear and tension, an alarmed Nepal town began ritual worships to propitiate a dead snake whose curse was said to be causing dozens of school students to faint, weep and scream.

The Laxmi Secondary School in Lekhnath town in Kaski district, west of the capital city Kathmandu, presented a strange sight for two days in a row. Students, mostly girls aged 14 to 17, began falling down in a dead faint, weeping loudly, kicking and screaming and making signs of extreme fear and distress.

The first fits began Tuesday, when nearly two dozen students displayed the symptoms. The alarmed school authorities and parents were nonplussed by the phenomenon and at a loss as to what to do.

Nearly two dozen more students, including some boys as well, displayed the same bizarre behaviour Wednesday as well, causing frantic parents to take their wards to the district hospital.

The principal of the school, Sribhadra Baral, decided to suspend classes for the rest of the week.

Shamans have been called to exorcise the slain snake’s spirit before the school reopens Sunday.

Some teachers and local residents told visiting journalists, including private television channel Kantipur, that the disturbance had been caused by the curse of a snake god.

Last month, the school authorities killed a snake found on the premises. According to local superstition, the snake was a deity that has been haunting the school to avenge its slaughter. Some of the afflicted students said they had fainted after seeing a huge snake that was poised to bite them

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R225057
3 years ago
neverknwo

Insectoid encountered in Sierakow, Poland

by Dirk Vander Ploeg

Received another fascinating report from Piotr Cielebia© of NPN in Poland.

Is this a picture of an Insectoid Extraterrestrial? Discovered on the Step Pyramid Saqqara, Egypt.

While camping near Sierakow Lake in the summer of 2001 a young 20-year old woman has a strange encounter.

It was late in the evening when she began heading back to her campsite. She was walking beside the edge of a forest that led to the meadow that led to her tent. The meadow was appoximately 200 meters (666 feet) in length. Suddenly, she saw a huge mantis like creature that appeared to bend over and pickup something.

“When the entity heard me, it became scared and began fleeing”, she said and added, “I stood there as if petrified when it crossed my path and stopped seven to eight meters a head (23 – 26.5 feet). Both we (of us) were scared.”

The young woman, who wishes her identity to remain anonymous, believes the creature she encountered was also a female.

It looked like a huge insect and reminded her of a praying mantis with an elongated and skinny face and oval-shaped head. It was short and fragile being only 1.5 to 1.6 meters high (5.0 – 5.3 feet). It had skin that was gray or beige in color. This creature seemed to have wings or something resembling wings that were long and narrow and attached to the creature’s back. Looking into the creatures eyes was terrifying according to the young woman. The eyes were dark and emotionless.

“That thing was looking at me and I knew that it was confused as well. Our meeting wasn’t intentional. It was surprised”, she added. The creature then disappeared back into the field.

The next day she returned to the spot where the encounter has occured and she found small footprints on the edge of the field. It is not known if photos or casts were made of the footprints. I will try to find our more information on this unusal sighting.

Source: NPN


R299061
2 years ago
FloydAnderson

As long as humanity has kept records of its existence, legends of a serpent race have persisted. These myths tell of a mysterious race of superhuman reptilian beings who descended from the heavens to participate in creating humankind and to teach the sciences, impart forbidden knowledge, impose social order, breed with us, and watch over our development.

These serpent-like beings were not alone, but were part of a retinue of super-beings thought to be gods by the ancients. Yet, in cultures as widespread and diverse as those of Sumeria, Babylonia, India, China, Japan, Mexico, and Central America, reptilian gods have been feared and worshipped. To this day, the dragon and serpent signifies divine heritage and royalty in many Asian countries, while in the West, the serpent represents wisdom and knowledge. The symbol of two serpents coiled around a staff (originally signifying the tree of knowledge of ancient myth), known as the caduceus, is today used by the American Medical Association as its logo.


R299121
2 years ago
Disenchanted

“As long as humanity has kept records of its existence, legends of a serpent race have persisted.” In the overall perspective of humanities time here, this is a very short period (unless you believe the creationists :))

As another matter of interest, in Irish mythology Dragons and reptiles in general don’t figure much. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Ireland has no snakes?


R299131
2 years ago
Snark

As long as humanity has kept records of its existence, legends of a serpent race have persisted.

Joseph Campbell had some interesting thoughts about the snake archetype.


R299137
2 years ago
Disenchanted

Considering he was a student of Jung, I’m sure they were very interesting thoughts, must look for second hand copies of his books, thanks for the tip.


R299228
2 years ago
FloydAnderson

Biscione-Italian Serpent Symbolism strikingly similar to Quetzalcoatl in Mayan Mythology
Compiled by Henrik Palmgren | redicecreations.com

Is the Serpent Devouring or Giving Birth to Man?

House of Visconti


Coat of Arms of the Visconti of Milan depicting the biscione, a serpent who appears to be swallowing a human, but is actually giving birth to it.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visconti

Biscione

The biscione as a symbol of Milan, seen here at the Central Station

The Biscione (‘large grass snake’), also known as the Vipera (‘viper’ or in Milanese as the Bissa), is a heraldic charge showing a blue serpent in the act of swallowing a human: usually a child and sometimes described as a Moor. It has been the emblem of the Italian Visconti family for around a thousand years. Its origins are unknown. (Is it really?) However it has been claimed that it was taken from the coat of arms of a Saracen killed by Ottone Visconti during the crusades.

The biscione appears in the coats of arms of the House of Sforza, Milan, the historical Duchy of Milan and Insubria. It is also used as a symbol or logo by the football club Inter Milan, and in a version where a flower replaces the child, by Fininvest.
More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscione

Alfa Romeo

The Logo Contains the Biscione and the Flag or Coat-of-arms of Milan

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo

Silvio Berlusconi’s Biscione

Italian (Illuminati) Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Residence with a Crowned Reptile (Biscione) Eating a Human depicted on the Lawn.

For more on this, look at: The Origins Of Evil by Michael Tsarion – Part 1 of 6 – (Video) (All parts are available at Video Google).

Quetzalqoatl

Quetzalcoatl depicted as a snake devouring a man, from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl, the Mayan “lord of life“and King of Tula being `consumed’ by a `serpent’.

More: http://williamhenry.net/SGbeardedGods.htm

*Other correlations:

Buddha*


A statue of the Great Sun Buddha, dating from the 12th century in Cambodia. He is seated in the coils of a snake.

More: http://williamhenry.net/SGbeardedGods.htm

Naga
In mythology Naga, a race of supernatural beings usually depicted with both snake and human attributes.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga

Jesus

Jesus as a serpent-god from bas-relief in Egypt. This drawing was made by a member of Napoleon’s army in 1798, one hundred years before the same face appeared to the world `for the first time ever’ on the photograph of the Shroud of Turin.

EA

E.A., the standing serpent wave, offers the secret of the stars to a priest.

Jason

Jason, the Argo & Athena


In the designs above from Egypt and Europe, the little souls is emerging jubilantly from the mouth of a Serpent (or worm hole). These express the passage “Osiris enters the tail of a great serpent, was drawn through its body and came out through its mouth, and was then born anew.” The story of Jesus/Jonah and the whale mirrors this story.


Alchemical drawing of the serpent, the jar or Grail. From it a man emerges or exits.

Source: http://williamhenry.net/SGbeardedGods.htm

Related links:
Snakemen Stone Reliefs Discovered in Jiroft, Iran
The Serpent and the Real Origins of Freemasonry
Snake Cults Dominated Early Arabia
Deciphering of earliest Semitic text reveals talk of snakes and spells
World’s oldest ritual discovered. Worshipped the python 70,000 years ago
Serpents reveal links between myths in Australia, China
The Dragon and the Pearl
Ormus
Dragons came down to Earth from Sirius to share their wisdom with humans, myths say
House of Vere & the Merovingians
Lost Land of the Lizard People
Here be dragons
Cosmic Serpent
Did the Holy Grail Exist? – The Grail Code and Hindu Kundalini how it affects Your Health


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24 August 2007: Five people have been quarantined and HazMat teams, police, fire and FBI officials have all responded to St. Lukes Hospital in Fountain Hill, Lehigh County, outside of Philadelphia, PA after two packages delivered to the hospital yielded possible radioactive material.

One package was delivered via FedEx to the Estes Building, which is assigned to medical specialists and administrative offices on the hospital campus. The building was evacuated.

A second package was later discovered in the Doctors Pavilion, prompting the evacuation of that building as well. The five people in quarantine were inside the Estes building, each complaining of respiratory problems and other ailments.

Developing…

Is this event connected with the ‘Red Dragon Army exercise’ or the ‘Noble Resolve’ exercise
Chatter picked up by WMR’s sources in the nation’s capital and in California point to unusual events that could be a prelude to a 9/11-like false flag “incident” during the Labor Day weekend, possibly one focused on the San Francisco Bay Area.

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