Conspiracy Theorists Claim Ancient Greek Sculpture Depicts A Laptop Computer

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(PCM) Conspiracy theorists are now claiming solid evidence of time travel, as they feel the ancient Greek sculpture, “Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant” depicts the female assistant holding a laptop computer with two USB ports.

Historians are countering this claim by saying that this assistant is actually holding a wax tablet, however we have to say it does look eerily similar to a laptop. The ancient Greeks were using wax tablets since the 14th century B.C.

The conspiracy started after YouTuber “StillSpeakingOut” brought up the sculpture saying “I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer. But when I look at the sculpture I can’t help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information and various aspects.” Seems almost like an ancient description of the internet.

The J.Paul Getty Museum has an image of the sculpture on their website with the following description “the sculpture shows a woman “Lounging in a cushioned armchair… [She] reaches out to touch the lid of a shallow chest held by a servant girl.” It was created in approximately 100 B.C.

Paranormal investigators and conspiracy theorist claim that it is the holes pictured in the side of the box-shaped object that appear to be USB ports that support their claim. They say that those types of holes do not appear in ancient Greek depictions of objects such as ladies’ vanity cases, jewel boxes, or wax tablets, so therefore it must be a depiction of an object from the future.

Either way it is definitely food for thought. What do you think? Evidence of time travel or just a wax tablet?

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CIA Releases Real X-Files To Delight Conspiracy Theorists And Fans Of The FOX TV Series

CIAufos1(PCM) The return of “The X-Files” television series is all the current buzz, so it is no surprise that the CIA would choose to get in on some of the action. They have now highlighted some of their declassified real X-Files that showcase images of UFO’s, flying saucer diagrams and more, much to the delight of show’s fans and conspiracy theorists alike.

Until now, we did not even know that the CIA had a blog, but apparently like the rest of us they do and used it to highlight particular declassified X-Files that they felt would be particularly interesting to the series characters Agent’s Mulder and Scully. Their blog posting reads as follows:

…we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting. Below you will find five documents we think X-Files character Agent Fox Mulder would love to use to try and persuade others of the existence of extraterrestrial activity. We also pulled five documents we think his skeptical partner, Agent Dana Scully, could use to prove there is a scientific explanation for UFO sightings. The truth is out there; click on the links to find it.

Many of the files appear to have logical explanations behind them, or perhaps that is just what “they” want you to think!  Either way it is definitely fun to check out and theorize! You can check out the CIA’s blog posting and declassified X-Files here!

 

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Supernatural ‘Child Angel’ Dolls Are Taking Over Thailand

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(PCM) Superstitious members of the population in Thailand are completely infatuated with special child-like dolls that are said to possess the spirit of an actual dead child and are considered incredibly lucky by their owners if cared for properly. The dolls are not associated with any particular religious or spiritual group and the myth surrounding them is something of a mystery.

The eerily life-like dolls have become so popular throughout the Thai culture that they are now being given their own seats on airplane and their own food portions at local restaurants. The owners of the dolls behave like real parents would dressing their dolls in expensive clothing, purchasing them toys and more. The believers feel that the more they give to and spoil the dolls, referred to as Luk Thep,  the better their overall luck.

While the dolls have existed in Thailand for several years now, they have recently risen to popularity in the last few months. The dolls were created three years by ‘Mama Ning’, a woman from west Bangkok, who said she calls on a Hindu goddess to create a new soul of Look Thep. They became popular when local celebrities started posting on social media about the impact the dolls have had on their lives.

According to CNN.com, though many of the Luk Thep are imported, they reportedly go through a ritual in Thailand that involves implanting them with a child’s soul. (Yeah, that’s not at all creepy!) Prices for the dolls vary, but can start at 3,500 baht ($97) and can go up to as high as 13,000 baht ($362) for the limited edition dolls imported from the United States.

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The Phantom Of The Opera On Broadway January 26, 1988

PHANTOM-articleLarge(PCM) The Phantom of the Opera did not get its start on Broadway.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened On The West End London, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9, 1986.  The West End is London’s equivalent to New York City’s Broadway.

The Phantom however has a much longer history than that.  The Phantom of the Opera was a French novel by Gaston Leroux and was published in 1910 soon drawing a worldwide audience.

Gaston’s Phantom is one of the 20th century’s favorite monsters.  He is in the league of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Werewolf and The Creature from the Black Lagoon and the creature’s popularity has gone down in popularity in the wake of, the creation of different comic book characters such as Swamp Thing.

The Phantom is different from all the other monsters sighted above as he was not born of science or the supernatural, the Phantom was born deformed.

That is the key to popularity of The Phantom of The Opera.  The Phantom has a name, Eric, and he is a musical genius.  His talent far surpasses anyone else of his time, but his looks keep him away and isolated from human contact which ultimately drives him insane.  He may be a kidnapper and a murderer, but there is something about Eric that makes us feel compassion for him.

The Phantom is different in another way too.  He has The Paris Opera House.  The Paris Opera House opened on the January 5, 1875, but the building was actually begun in 1861.  It took almost 14 years for the building to be completed.  Much of the delay was caused by France’s continual change of government.  For awhile, before the opera house was completed, it was used as munitions warehouse.

But in 1875 it finally opened.  The Paris Opera House is still the biggest opera house in the word.  It does not, however, have the most seats, that honor goes to more modern theaters.  The Opera House itself was not just a place to hear great music, but also a place to be seen and a piece of artwork all on its own.

The Opera house contains galleries, sweeping staircases, rooms big enough to hold balls and other forms of entertainment, as well as its central attraction of The Grand Staircase.  Gaston Laroux spent may hours searching out the corners of the famous theatre while writing his novel

The Opera House also has a huge amount of space backstage.  When the building was first begun it was found that the land covered an underground stream.  This was drained but also incorporated in the opera house.  A lake was created deep under the stage and the water used to run the hydraulic lifts on stage.  There was a stable able to care for 20 horses and many dressing rooms and make up rooms.  In many ways the Paris Opera House is a dream come true for both the audience and the performers.

It was here that Gaston Leroux set his novel.  In many ways the Paris Opera House is as much a character in the story as the people themselves.

In brief The Phantom of The Opera is a story of a deformed man who reigns over the opera house.  He becomes fascinated with a young singer named Christine and begins to teach her how to sing.  In his own way he falls in love with her and brings her to his home deep in theater on the lake.  Christine, at first, thinks her teacher is an angel but comes to find out that it is just the opposite.

Christine, in the mean time, falls in love with a young nobleman named Raul.  The two decide to run off together but the phantom knows of their plans and cuts the chandelier over the audience in retaliation, killing many.  The Phantom then kidnaps Christine and takes her to his lair where she kisses his deformed face and he lets her go.  The Phantom leaves the Opera House never to be seen again and Raul finds Christine.

The Phantom would go through different film adaptation of the story before it would make it to Broadway.  The first was the silent film version starring Lon Chaney appearring in 1925.  Webber would rely heavily on this version for his musical.

Another film version many people are familiar with is the 1943 adaptation starring Claude Rains.  This version however basically shreds Leroux’s novel and is more a vehicle for Nelson Eddy to make a comeback in.  It is not considered a great film, but it is the one many have grown up with.  There has been others as well most of which are of even less quality.

The Phantom became great again with the musical of 1986.  When the show opened in London it starred Michael Crawford as The Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine.  They would bring their performances to New York City when The Phantom of the Opera opened on January 26, 1988 at the Majestic Theater.  The show has never closed and is currently the longest running show on Broadway.

A film version of the musical was released in 2004.

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Scientists Have Discovered A 9th Planet (Again)

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(PCM) Growing up we were always taught that there were nine planets in our solar system, however in later years research indicated that ninth planet Pluto was actually not a planet after all and it was downgraded to being just another star. It now appears that original calculations were correct and there are indeed nine planets that make up our solar system with the newly discovered evidence of a rather large Neptune-sized mass that scientists have deemed “Planet IX”.

The planet has not yet been actually seen, yet evidence of it’s existence is incredibly strong based upon calculations about the way that ice chunks in Kuiper Belt were beginning to form an orbit around the sun that crossed into the same plane as the other eight planets that orbit the sun as well.  The researchers claims that there is only a 1 in 15,000 chance that those ice chunks would have clustered in such a way randomly, so therefore they must be connected to a larger planet. It is also claimed that this new “Planet IX” is much further out in orbit than either Neptune or Pluto and can take 10,000 to 15,000 years to completely orbit around the sun.

The researchers believe that “Planet IX” formed around the same time as both Neptune and Uranus and it is most likely made up of both methane and ice. The Subaru Telescope in Hawaii is now monitoring the night sky for “Planet IX”, and they hope to get visual confirmation within the next five years.

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Edgar Allen Poe Born January 19, 1809. Quoth The Raven Nevermore.

edgar-allan-poeEdgar Allen Poe was born on January 1909 to a married couple of traveling actors in Boston.  Soon after his birth both of his parents passed away.

Before reading this we must cast away our preconceived notions of the life of Poe.  For many years it was taught that Poe was an alcoholic, a drug addict and a madman.  The thought being that could some one write such bizarre works like the Tell Tale Heart or The Fall of The House of Usher, without having something wrong with him?  But none of this was the truth.

Poe’s original biographer Rufus Griswold, which honestly sounds like a name right out of Harry Potter, was someone who disliked Poe intensely.  In order to get revenge on Poe and hopefully destroy the man after his death he wrote a biography filled with lies.  His plan back fired on him however because after Griswold’s book was published the sales of Poe’s works rose.

The problem was that people believed the biography and so real truth about the man has only recently come to light.

After Poe’s parents died his family was split up.  He was adopted by the John Allen, a tobacco merchant and his wife Frances.  Poe moved to Richmond Virginia where he would grow up.  John Allen wanted Poe to follow him in the tobacco business but Poe was not interested at all.  There are ledgers from the company that have scraps of Poe’s early poetry written in them.

Poe would go on to be educated at The University of Virginia and then West Point he did not do well at either school.  He had a falling out with his foster father and Poe then decided to make a break.  He moved out of the house and began working for Southern Magazines.  He was very successful but did not enjoy the restraints that were put on him and soon moved to New York.

Edgar Allen Poe was not at this time writing the fiction and poetry he is well known for today.  He was writing essays and doing reviews and was considered to be a very good critic because not only did he criticize the work, he criticized the author as well.

His success, however, was all in the south.  When he finally moved to New York City he arrived during one of the worst financial times in the U.S.A., known as “The Panic Of 1837.”  Poe could not find work but he did write his first and only novel there called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.

In 1838 Poe moved to Philadelphia where he became quite a success.  He wrote for and edited several different magazines as well as publishing his first book of short stories.  However the times being what they were, writers at that period of history were not paid very much and Poe, though popular, was still living in poverty.

Poe again moved to New York City in 1844  It is not recorded if Poe ever met PT Barnum, but on arriving in New York Poe pulled a stunt at least as good as anything Barnum ever did.  He began to write a series of stories of a balloon trip across the ocean.  People grabbed at everything Poe wrote about the trip.  That is until Poe confessed it was all a hoax.

In January of 1845 Poe wrote the poem that would give him worldwide fame as well as financial Success.  The poem was entitled The Raven and It turned the author’s life around.  He could demand better pay for his work and would soon begin traveling the country giving lectures.  It was during this time that Poe’s young wife died.  He grieved deeply for her and wrote nothing for a solid year.  His friends feared for his life, but he did rally himself and began lecturing again.

It was in Baltimore in the year of 1849 that Poe disappeared for five days.  He was found in a bar that was being used as a polling place for a local election.  Poe was taken to Washington College Hospital where he spent the last days of his life.  Edgar Allen Poe died on October 7, 1849.  His friends and family would only hear about his death later, in the newspaper.  The cause of Poe’s death is unknown.

Edgar Allen Poe gave us many of our most popular horror stories, The Tell Tale Heart, Murder in the Rue Morgue, The Purloined Letter, The Cask of Amontillado and many others.  He is also known as the father of the modern detective story.  It is sad that for so many years a good man’s life was slandered.  It is good; however, that now we have the truth about a man who gave us so much in a very short life.

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