The Disappearance Of JFK’s Brain

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(PCM) President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was a death that forever scarred a nation and left law enforcement, scientists and historians baffled as conspiracy theories erupted in an attempt to analyze exactly what occurred on that fateful afternoon.

We have all read the reports released by the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK, however many witnesses to the event disagree claiming that Oswald was a patsy put in place by our very own government to cover-up a much larger scheme, while others feel that JFK’s ties to the mafia and other organizations may have had something to do with this untimely demise. 

Some of the more far-fetched theories include the use of magic bullets, the parade route being changed and more and there is no denying that the entire situation is filled with odd circumstances, to say the least. 

One of the conspiracies that has fascinated us the most about JFK’s assassination is the disappearance of his brain. It was said to be locked away in the National Archives after the autopsy was conducted back in 1963, however currently it is nowhere to be found. 

Despite many people being questioned in regards to its’ whereabouts, it has seemingly vanished without a trace. Due to JFK’s injuries during the shooting, he was shot directly in head, there was not much of his brain left in-tact, in fact doctor’s at the hospital who were performing the autopsy noticed his wife Jackie Kennedy was clutching something in her hand when she arrived. It turned out to be a large piece of JFK’s brain matter, but experts have no idea what has happened to the rest of it. 

The hospital placed what was left of JFK’s brain in an 18-by-20-centimeter stainless steel container which the Secret Service locked away in a cabinet inside the White House. It is then noted that JFK’s brother Robert Kennedy then had the brain and a locker containing other autopsy materials including blood samples and bone fragments to a special room in the National Archives. 

It wasn’t until 1966 when government officials were going through the autopsy materials that they took notice that the locker full of JFK’s tissue and his brain had gone missing. It was not revealed to the public that JFK’s brain was missing until 1978 when the House Select Committee sheepishly admitted that they had indeed somehow misplaced JFK’s brain and tissue.

The most popular theory surrounding the missing brain is that the government purposely misplaced it so that it could never be fully determined just how many bullets hit the President or what direction they were fired. Another theory claims that JFK’s brother stole the brain in order to prevent testing that would provide proof of JFK’s drug use and health issues. Either way, there is definitely some kind of elaborate cover-up going on, as JFK’s brain most certainly didn’t get up and walk away on its’ own. 

To this day the brain of JFK has not been located and it remains one of the biggest political mysteries and conspiracy theories of all-time! 

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First It Was ‘The Dress’, Now The Internet Is Losing It’s Mind Over ‘The Flip-Flops’

(PCM) Just in time for some good old fashioned Thanksgiving family fighting, the internet is once again divided over the color of a pair of flip-flops. Remember “The Dress” debacle? You know, is it black and blue or white and gold? This time everyone is going crazy over whether or not these flip-flops are actually black and blue or gold and white. Notice a trend here?

There appears to be some sort of issue with being able differentiate between these four colors in the spectrum depending on the angle of the photo, where it was taken and the amount of time you spend concentrating on the image. The Huffington Post discovered the origin of the flip-flops debate down to a single tweet from a Twitter user named “arthur.” The rest is viral internet history!

The flip-flops are from footwear brand Havaianas and the company appears to be having fun with the debate by posting an image of the flip-flops on their website, but refusing to directly answer the question in regards to what color the actually are!

So, what do you think? Black/Blue or White/Gold?

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Tomb Of Jesus Christ Opened For The First Time In Centuries

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(PCM) A tomb, believed to be that of Jesus Christ, has been opened for the first time in centuries and it’s excavation has been officially documented by National Geographic. The restoration team removed a layer of marble to access the area of the tomb that is believed to be the rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid to rest.

There has been argument and speculation among historians over the years in regards to the exact location of Jesus’ tomb with many believing that the original cave was destroyed years ago. New research using ground penetrating radar technology has now revealed that the cave walls are indeed still intact and it is located behind the marbled panels of the chamber at the center of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The renovation process is part of an effort to preserve the Edicule, the chamber housing the cave where Jesus is said to have been entombed and resurrected. It is one of the most important shrines in Christianity.

Six denominations of the Christian religion practice at the holy site and all must reach an agreement regarding any excavations and renovations that can be completed. Devout Christians make pilgrimages to visit the holy site and pray within the confines of the small Edicule.

The Edicule was closed off to the public during the renovation. The team used machinery to remove the top layer of marble slab which has not been removed since the year 1550. After removing quite a bit of debris under the first marble slab the team discovered that a second marble slab engraved with a cross symbol and dates back to the 12th century.

This leads the renovation team to believe that even more lay beneath the second marble slab and this may lead them to the original rock that was Jesus’s resting place before the resurrection. The church has allowed the team only 60 hours to excavate and document the Edicule, so they have been tirelessly working day and night.

Tests have been done on material samples within the tomb and results are expected in the coming months. The tomb will be resealed and reinforced, however one section of the tomb is being left exposed. A small window was cut into the Edicule’s marble wall to allow visitors to catch a small glimpse at what is believed to be Jesus’ final resting place.

 

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Record-Breaking Supermoon Set To Appear!

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(PCM) The upcoming November supermoon will break records as being the largest supermoon that we have witnessed in the last 70 years, in fact it marks the closest full moon in the 21st century. The moon will be the closest that it has been to the planet Earth since January of 1948.

The supermoon event will occur on November 14 and will appear to be approximate 14% larger and 30% brighter than an average full moon. Researchers claim that this supermoon is not to be missed as the moon will not be located this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. That is definitely a long way away, so we urge you to get out and have a look at this one while you still have a chance.

You may be curious just how a supermoon occurs. We took a visit over to NASA.com and they explain, “Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon!” It is during the time of the perigee moon that it will appear to be bright and larger here on Earth.

The best places to view the supermoon are usually somewhere where it is very dark and away from all the light pollution from within the city. The supermoon will be at it’s peak on the morning of November 14 at 8:52am EST, however we think some of the best times to take images of the supermoon would be overnight. Happy supermoon viewing!

 

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Teen Insists She Is Pregnant With Baby Jesus And Tells The World On Dr. Phil

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(PCM) An upcoming episode of the “Dr. Phil” show features the downright bizarre story of 19-year old Haley, who is convinced that she is pregnant with the baby Jesus and no one will believe her story.  Her friends and family do not believe she is pregnant at all, let along pregnant with the baby Jesus.

Haley is infuriated that she has no one on her side and decided to take things a step further and share her story with the world by appearing on “Dr. Phil”. It appears her loved ones have good reason to doubt her story, as Haley has taken six urine pregnancy tests and all have come up negative.

Haley claims that everyone just tells her that she’s “getting fat”, but she says that she “knows it’s Jesus”.  The issue is causing a ton of chaos and tension within the family and even some physical altercations have nearly occurred.

The promo for the episode shows Haley losing her temper and she screams at her family “I pregnant!” which they again dismiss. Rest assured the truth will be revealed as Haley has agreed to partake in an ultrasound courtesy of the “Dr. Phil” show to prove her pregnancy (or non-pregnancy) once and for all!

We are not the biggest “Dr. Phil” fans, but this one definitely seems worth tuning in!

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Hauntings, Hysteria And Hilarity: A Visit To The Oddporium

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(PCM) Recently, PopCultureMadness’s Director Of Operations Kristyn Clarke and Editor Stephen Nepa began a weekly podcast titled “Coffee And Conspiracy“!  The podcast is dedicated to analyzing the world’s many mysterious conspiracies, unexplained occurrences and life’s little nuances. It also tackles pop culture in general, as Stephen and Kristyn share their thoughts and opinions on various topics such as film, television, politics, media and more.

Often the pair are joined by special guests and we felt that the Halloween edition of the podcast, where they are joined by Ken Schuler and Beth Ann Schuler owners and curators of The Oddporium: Gallery Of The Peculiar and Bizarre located in Arden, Delaware, would be the perfect time to introduce the podcast and share some strange and unusual stories!

The couple share stories about many of the creepy happenings that have occurred on the premises, discuss the history behind some of the amazing artifacts found in the shop, explain what it was like to explore abandoned asylums, and of course the importance of supporting small businesses.

We also touch on horror’s influence on pop culture, teaching children the difference between real and make believe and what these two have planned for the future! If you are ever planning a trip to the fine state of Delaware, be sure that The Oddporium is on your list of stops as it is truly a must-see unique destination for a bizarrely good time!

You can listen to the special Halloween podcast here or on iTunes! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us some comments and let us know what you think!

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