Scientists recently announced the discovery that memories seem to be passed down through the generations through DNA. “The experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.”
At first mention, one may think to oneself: okay, this makes sense, big deal. But actually this conclusion would have been laughed off as spiritual mumbo jumbo as recently as a decade ago. A biological transmission of memory has been known to exist in many species, including elephants who can literally smell out the bones of their ancestors. But before now, we didn’t expect that this occurred in humans, especially with the most subjective of emotions, like fear.
Scientists say the discovery may help explain irrational phobias, as people may experience fear based upon genetic material passed down from generations of ancestors. Read more
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Scientists claim no proof has ever been found for the paranormal. That may be true - if you change the definition of paranormal .whenever you confirm a paranormal phenomenon.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
These ten inexplicable and creepy photographs of shadow people, ghosts, and demons will make you wonder what might be around us that we can't see.
Hat Man This is creepy. You can see through the shadow behind the woman. “This photo was taken the day of these three ladies mother’s funeral. There in the picture is a dark figure of a man standing behind the middle woman resting his right hand on her right shoulder Read more
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Who knew that the U.S. Army was in the business of building pyramids?
With all of the pyramids around the world, it seems clear that the ancients had an affinity for lasting architecture. They built things to withstand the winds of time. At least, they built certain things to last. Temples, tombs, ceremonial chambers and all kinds of sacred sites litter the landscape all across this planet, each one from an age lost to antiquity. Often, though, what didn’t survive alongside these megaliths, was any notion about what they were, why they were built, or how they were built. Sure, scholars are relatively certain that they’ve deciphered lost texts and cryptic hieroglyphics, and thus believe they have a decent grasp on answers to those questions, but there are many people who don’t agree that conventional wisdom in this regard is all that solid. Read more
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Do humans have the ability to sense the future? This survey of experiments so far says…yes!
Can we sense the future before it happens? That question was at the heart of a set of nine experiments that sparked widespread controversy and debate when Professor Daryl Bem published his results in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2011. The reason: Bem's results were positive, suggesting that we can in some way do the seemingly impossible, and somehow 'know' (precognition) or 'feel' (presentiment) things before they even occur. The controversy grew even further, however, with widespread coverage in science media outlets of attempted replications from others that failed to find the same astonishing results. A number of scientists and 'skeptics' poured scorn on Bem's experiments, and prominent skeptic James Randi was even moved to award his infamous 'Pigasus Award' to Bem "for his shoddy research that has been discredited on many accounts by prominent critics". Read more
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mysterious Heartland reveals the ten creepiest cemeteries in the Midwest.
At Mysterious Heartland, we spend a lot of time crawling around the ruins of some of the most notorious and spooky places in the Heartland. Cemeteries in particular seem to attract a bevy of ghostly tales, but what are the most frightening? After much debate, we are happy to bring you the Top 10 Creepiest Cemeteries in the Midwest! Note: Many of these cemeteries have been vandalized in the past. Please be respectful when visiting and always adhere to local cemetery laws. If you attempt to go to any of these places at night, we cannot be held responsible for what happens to you. Read more
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Is it really believable that we have made so little apparent progress in space travel during the 45 years after the moon landing?
Statement: Since approximately 1980, a secret international space fleet code named 'Solar Warden' has been in operation.
In 2010, UFO investigator Darren Perks submitted a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request with the U.S. Dept. of Defense...which yielded the following response: Read more
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Bill Clinton reveals that he probed Area 51 while president and then echoes Ronald Reagan by claiming that an attack by space aliens would unite the earth.
This time, he must have inhaled.
Bill Clinton has a novel vision of how to attain world peace — an attack by villainous space aliens. Read more
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The search for the Holy Grail has gone on for centuries. Two historians say they have found it.
Let's hope they did not choose... poorly.
Two historians claim they've identified the holy grail that Jesus drank from at the last supper, according to AFP. Read more
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The British museum already teems with spooky objects. Could an ancient Assyrian artwork prove one curse too many?
Is the British Museum afraid of an ancient Assyrian curse?
Surely not. The famous Bloomsbury museum possesses many spooky treasures that it displays without so much as a shudder. Its collection of Egyptian mummies is the stuff of Hammer horror. It possesses the magical accessories of the Elizabethan magus John Dee and a bronze Mesopotamian demon that fans of The Exorcist will have no trouble recognising as Pazuzu. Yet it is apparently unlikely to place a bid at Bonhams in London on 3 April for a fragment of an Assyrian stele that carries a curse written in cuneiform, even though it owns the other part of the relic. Read more