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Friday, 19 June 2015

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Kennewick Man Mystery Solved!

This almost passed me by.  How dare it!

We know that early Europeans and many other cultures reached the United States -Irish, Welsh, English and even it seems, later Romans stranded there. These mainly hit Central America, seemingly, South America but also the now Southern US -the main route seems to have been via the now Florida area.


Archival photo of an Ainu coastal man may resemble what Kennewick man looked like when he was alive. Photo credit: CBS Evening News broadcast Oct. 7, 2014.

Tales of tall, red-haired and bearded giants and others that seem to be Europeans exist in Native American lore.  So, when this skull was found "experts" declared that it was European and had no signs of being Native American.
 
Above: Kennewick Man based on facial reconstruction -Ainu like?

There are a number of documentaries on the subject:


But here is the Time online article: http://time.com/3924972/kennewich-skeleton-oldest-native-american/

The Mystery of a 8,000-Year-Old Skeleton Has Been Solved

KENNEWICK MAN SKULL
Elaine Thompson—AP A plastic casting of a controversial 9,200-year-old skull sits in the basement of archaeologist James Chatter's home July 24, 1997 in Richland, Wash.

He may have lived a simple life back then, but Kennewick Man’s remains have sparked controversy and legal battles that the latest scientific investigation may finally put to rest

Finding a human skull doesn’t happen often, but the skull that two college students stumbled upon in the Columbia River in 1996 proved rarer still. It happened to belong to an ancestor that roamed North America nearly 8500 years ago. Near the skull were remains of practically an entire skeleton belonging to a male who was likely buried along the riverbank by his people in Kennewick, Washington.


Kennewick Man, as he is known, quickly became the subject of a custody battle between scientists eager to study his remains, which are among the oldest and most complete of a human ancestor in North America, and a group of five Native American tribes who claimed the bones as the Ancient One, one of their own forebears. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the land on which the remains were found, intended to return the ancient bones to the Native Americans. The archeologists sued for the right to study them, and in 2004, a judge ruled that the fossils should be studied further.


The results of that analysis were published in a popular book that detailed the lifestyle that Kennewick Man likely led, but since then, advances in genetic sequencing made it possible to do a complete genome study of his DNA. And those results, published in the journal Nature, resolve a long-standing dispute over where Kennewick Man came from — Europe or Asia, or whether he was, as the Native American tribes claimed, an early ancestor who gave rise to some of the Native American populations that subsequently resided in North America.


His genes show that Kennewick Man was more closely related to Native Americans than to European or Asian populations. “It’s very clear the genome sequence shows that he is most closely related to contemporary Native Americans,” says Eske Willerslev, from the Center for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, who led the analysis.


Hints of these results first leaked in January, when emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by reporters at the Seattle Times revealed that Willerslev’s group shared some of their early findings with the Army Corps of Engineers to update them on the genetic analysis, which was done in Copenhagen. And presumably, it puts to rest any lingering questions about Kennewick Man’s origins.
 
 
 
Those began when the first archeologist to evaluate the skull’s anatomical features declared it to be more Caucasian than Native American, and continued when Douglas Owsley, a physical anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution who is considered the expert on North American human remains, agreed with that conclusion. Owsley pointed out that the prominent forehead of Kennewick Man and thinner brain case made him more like Japanese Ainu or Polynesians rather than Native Americans.


His genes tell a different story, however, and when Willerslev’s group also compared Kennewick Man’s DNA to that of the Ainu, Polynesians and Europeans, they found that it did not share the same similarities as it did with those of the contemporary Colville, a Native American tribe from the Columbia River area that agreed to provide DNA samples. No other Native American groups provided genetic material, so it’s possible that other tribes have an even closer connection to the ancient remains than the Colville.


The results do not show that Kennewick Man was a direct ancestor of any tribe living today, says Willerslev. It’s not known whether, for example, an older population of Native Americans living in North America then split into a branch that led to Kennewick Man, and another to the contemporary tribes such as the Colville, or whether Kennewick Man is the ancestor of the Colville and other modern Native Americans.


The genetic analysis does little to change archeologists’ current theories about the first North Americans. The first people to spread into the Americas likely came 5,000 to 6,000 years before Kennewick Man’s time, probably from Siberia via a now non-existent land bridge that allowed them to traverse the Bering Strait.


As for Kennewick Man’s future, Willerslev says that he has been in contact with several members of the Colville throughout the analysis and says that “To me, they seemed pretty excited, and found it interesting.” Whether the remains will now go back to the Native American groups under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act isn’t clear. But Willerslev acknowledges the irony in the findings. “The reason why we came to this conclusion scientifically speaking is because the remains were almost kept out of science,” he says.
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Now, no more time wasting let's get back to searching for the real mysteries in America!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Totally Off Topic -Actor Martin Clunes Loves Fox Hunting


Not wishing to get too "heavy" but it seems Martin Clunes, actor, "animal lover" who hates "all cruelty to animals" actually loves supporting and cheering on fox hunts (though he claims never to have hunted himself).  Hunts that use dogs to tear other dogs (foxes) to shreds and these days mainly "bagged" and "kept foxes".

If only people would boycott his TV programmes and disrupt his filming.

"The sound of the countryside" -really, Martin?  Because even in the "good old days" only a small minority supported the blood sport and many protested it and even took hunts to court for damage and killing pets and livestock.  An arschloch middle class "townie".

Maybe he ought to read this before opening his fat, ignorant  mouth.  His programmes are boycotted in my home at least.



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The Red Paper: Canids Up-dated 2011 edition includes section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.

By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped.

Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting. The summation of over 30 years research reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Indian Power Station Haunted!



Power station workers are used to dealing with electric shocks, but evil spirits present a shock they are hardly equipped to deal with. After local tantriks failed to exorcise ghosts that allegedly inhabit a Rajasthan power station and the search for a true master of tantra proved fruitless, the affected employees have approached the police.

In their complaint, employees of the Sheo grid sub-station on the Barmer-Jaisalmer highway have alleged that their workplace has been haunted by a group of evil spirits over the past 10 nights and they have been forced to work in an environment of acute fear.

The evil spirits allegedly jump on rooftops, throw stones at employees and stop them from attending to electrical faults. In one case when an employee climbed atop an electricity pole to fix some wires, he felt a ghost was already there working on the problem. The employees have linked this paranormal presence to the death of a worker on duty at the spot some years back.


Some suspect the ghost stories could be a ploy to mask the theft of government equipment but no missing articles have been reported so far.

Barmer zone’s chief engineer Premjit Dhobi confirms “evil disturbance” at the station and says only the police might be able to help.“We have received complaints from employees and have sought police protection. We are not aware who all could be behind these problems,” he said. One employee is said to have proceeded on indefinite leave out of fear.
Among the allegations against the ghosts is that they load cables, poles and other power equipment on to trucks. But the employees say they only hear sounds of such activity; when they step out to check, no trucks are found.

Sheo police station SHO Dhanna Puri Goswami says police teams have visited the spot twice -- for the entire night on one occasion but nothing unusual was detected. “We haven’t been able to verify these claims, even when our men were there through the night,” he said.  


Budget, power: India will have to look into efficient power distribution. A recent study by Centre for Science and Environment reveals that the country's coal-based power plants are some of the most inefficient in the world. (Reuters Photo) © Provided by Hindustan Times India

 
Goswami said it could be a mischief by some elements who wanted to scare the staff away at night so that material could be lifted from the station.

Not satisfied with the police explanation, one of the employees, requesting not to be named, said the search for a master of tantra was still on. “Tantriks called by us have confirmed heavy presence of evil spirits here. But they expressed inability to carry out exorcism of such magnitude, saying only a master could accomplish that feat,” he said.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

It Is NOT A "Paranormal Attack" -It IS Sleep Paralysis

Hey, girl.

I watch "paranormal" programme one after the other and nearly EVERY one I shout "sleep paralysis" but some fraud psychic or 'paranormal investigator' turns round and says it is a paranormal attack.

Those people are out and out FRAUDS.

Here is a very interesting article that will give you the FACTS.  You do not like facts then go live in your world of pink faery-folk and goatsquatch.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/sleep-paralysis-is-scary-af?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#4ldqpgp

Monday, 1 June 2015

200,000 Year-Old City in South Africa Could Rewrite Human History


The Mind Unleashed website posted this article at:http://themindunleashed.org/2015/05/this-200000-year-old-city-in-south-africa-could-rewrite-human-history.html

I have always stated over the past four decades that a lot of human history has been lost.  Not just "forgotten" from the Sumerian forward but also, specifically, the Middle Ages.  The pointers and evidence are there.

What came before Sumer? "Nothing" is the reply you might get from most historians who have closed minds and are  experts based on old teaching dogma.  Until the mid-20th century no one even thought Africa had any real history -just savages running around for millenia.

We are finding more and buried or ancient complexes and cities -even in the Amazon.  Could this new site be even older?

When you start mentioning Egyptian Ankhs carved into building the warning lights flash.  Has the work to accurately gauge the area been carried out? Aging the dolerite itself is not 100% evidence.  An archaeological dig might reveal Egyptian items within the complexes -the photographs do appear to show a complex of buildings/walls as you see in British aerial photographs of archaeological sites.

Personally, I'm not going to hold my breath...just breath more slowly.
200,000 Year-Old City in south africa

A giant stone city was discovered in South Africa, approximately 150 km west of port Maputo, Mozambique. 
 
By calculating the erosion rate of the dolerite, it became possible to assess the age of the site. It was estimated that the 1500 square-kilometer metropolis was constructed between 160,000 and 200,000 years ago!
The ruins consist of huge stone circles, most of which are buried in the sand and can be seen only from the air or with the help of satellite imagery.
200,000 Year-Old City in south africa1
It is believed that this ancient city is part of an even larger structure of 10,000 square kilometers. The organized nature of this ancient community and a road network connecting it to the terraced agriculture suggest that the metropolis was home to a highly advanced civilization.
200,000 Year-Old City in southern africa
The geology of the site is quite interesting too because of the numerous gold mines located in the area. According to researchers, this ancient civilization could have practiced gold mining.

What is quite curious, no one has ever wondered about the origin and the age of these stone circles before, despite the fact that local residents have encountered them multiple times. In 2007, Michael Tellinger, researcher and writer passionate about human origins, and Johan Heine, a local fireman and pilot, decided to explore the site. Later, the results of their research inspired Tellinger to write a book titled Temples Of The African Gods.
 According to Tellinger, the evidence they found suggests a completely different perspective on the history of humankind. According to the conventional version of human history, the first civilization on Earth was Sumer and emerged in southern Mesopotamia about 6000 years ago. But what if there was another, earlier civilization that was then lost in the mists of time? “The photographs, artifacts and evidence we accumulated, point towards a lost civilization that has never before been and precedes all others – not for a few hundred years, or a few thousand years … but many thousands of years,” he said.

Tellinger believes that this ancient African metropolis is the oldest structure built by human on Earth.

In fact, he thinks that the Sumerians and the Egyptians inherited knowledge from this advanced civilization. This hypothesis is based on the fact that there are carvings of the Egyptian Ankh on the rocks of the ancient city. How could there possibly be an image of the Egyptian god thousands of years before the Egyptian civilization emerged? “These discoveries are so staggering that they will not be easily digested by the mainstream historical and archaeological fraternity, as we have already experienced. It will require a complete paradigm shift in how we view our human history,” Tellinger said.

Tellinger’s findings raise more questions than answers, but we can hope that this incredible ancient city will attract more researchers in the future and that one day more light will be shed on this lost civilization and the unknown aspects of human history in general.