Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Cemetery of Giants Found, London UFOs and Freakish Fires Terrorize Family


Cemetery of giant creatures found in Central Africa

A team of anthropologists found a mysterious burial in the jungle near the city of Kigali Rwanda (Central Africa).

The remains belong to gigantic creatures that bear little resemblance to humans. Head of research group believes that they could be visitors from another planet who died as a result of a catastrophe.

According to the scientists, they were buried at least 500 years ago. At first, researchers thought that they came across the remains of ancient settlements, but no signs of human life have been found nearby.

The 40 communal graves had approximately 200 bodies in them, all perfectly preserved. The creatures were tall - approximately 7 feet. Their heads were disproportionately large and they had no mouth, nose or eyes.

The anthropologists believe that the creatures were members of an alien landing, possibly destroyed by some terrestrial virus to which they had no immunity. However, no traces of the landing of the spacecraft or its fragments were discovered.

This is not the first such finding. In the summer of 1937 a group of Chinese scientists led by Professor Chi Putei surveyed the caves of Mount Bayan-Kara-Ula. Inside they found skeletons with excessively large heads and puny bodies. Nearby there were 176 stone plates. In the center of each plate there was a hole from which a spiral groove spread out to the perimeter with some characters on it.

In addition, the cave walls were covered with pictures of the rising sun, moon and stars, with many painted dots or small items, slowly approaching the mountains and the earth's surface.

Experts in deciphering ancient written characters have been puzzled over the disclosure of the secret spirals from the cave Bayan-Kara-Ula for two decades. Finally, the professor of Beijing University Zum Umniu deciphered several inscriptions.

The grooved letters narrated that approximately 12 thousand years ago some flying objects crashed in these mountains. Chinese archaeologists found a mention of the peoples who lived in the mountainous caves of Bayan-Kara-Ula.

A corpse of another "alien" was found by Turkish cavers. A mummy of the ice age was resting in a sarcophagus made of crystalline material. The height of the humanoid male creature did not exceed 1 meter 20 centimeters, his skin was light green, and he had large transparent wings on his sides.

According to the researchers, in spite of the unusual appearance the creature looked more like a person rather than an animal. His nose, lips, ears, hands, feet, nails, were very similar to human. Only his eyes were very different, three times bigger than those of a human, and colorless, like reptile's eyes.

Not that long ago in one of the ancient Egyptian tombs a mummy of a man 2.5 meters tall was found. It had no nose or ears, and its mouth was very wide and had no tongue.

According to archaeologist Gaston de Villars, the age of the Mummy is approximately 4 thousand years. It was buried as an Egyptian nobleman - carefully mummified and surrounded by servants, food and art objects designed for the afterlife. However, as it was discovered, not all objects around the finding belong to the Egyptian or even Earth's culture. For example, among the finds was a round polished metal disk covered with strange characters, a costume made of metal with the remnants of something resembling plastic shoes, and many stone tablets filled with images of stars, planets and strange machines. The Shrine where a strange mummy was found also looks unusual. The burial was made of the material unknown in antiquity. The stone was literally carved from the rock so that the walls were smooth, like polished marble. It looked as if it was cut by a laser. Incidentally, the stone's surface was fused. The tomb was decorated with a substance resembling lead.

However, the "alien" theory is not the only one. According to some researchers, the "giants" and "dwarfs" could be a mere side branch of humanity that once lived on Earth, but for some reason became extinct. - archaeologydaily

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Freakish fires terrorize family

Mysterious fires that apparently ignite spontaneously have over the past two weeks destroyed the homes and belongings of a family in Hopewell near Thornville.

The freakish fires have burned through the Mthembu family’s main house, two low-cost houses in the yard and another low-cost house belonging to the children, across the street from the main family home.

The charred remains of some of their possessions - beds, sound system speakers, plastic and steel wash basins, food and clothes - lay in the yard on Sunday.

The steel basins had melted.

The remaining furniture that the family managed to pull out of the fire was strewn across the lawn as they kept watch over it.

Neighhbours, fire-fighters and managers from the Richmond municipality and uMgungundlovu district disaster management teams agreed that this was the first fire of its kind they have witnessed.

They said they had seen the fire start spontaneously and burn through things that had been pulled from the house.

Mashoba Mthembu, the owner of the house, said at least 13 family members are squatting together in one room because they have nowhere else to sleep and that the children are fearful of sleeping in the main house.

Started on bed

She said that the fires started almost two weeks ago on her bed.

“It first burned through my bed and it burnt it halfway.

In that bed there was about R3?000 that had been paid a few weeks earlier for my daughter’s ilobola, and it also burnt,” Mthembu added.

She said that after her bed was burnt, the fire raged through each of the bedrooms, consuming mattresses first and then the whole rooms.

So far it has burned about four bedrooms in the main house.

"At first we thought that it was children who were just playing with fire and accidentally caused it, but the matter came to a head on yesterday (Sunday) when the fire became uncontrollable.

"It burned through everything. If you put it out here, it will start somewhere else.”

She said the fire had also burnt her daughter's house, which is across the street.

Ward councillor Bonginkosi Shange said that even the fire-fighters who had been called to the scene, were puzzled.

“One female fire-fighter just about wet herself when the fire started right in front of her eyes and said she had never seen anything like this. Just this morning we have put out at least three different fires,” he said.

Joe Nzimande, a community leader said, “The problem is that no other community members want to accommodate the family because they think this fire will follow them there.”

Musa Ndlovu, of the Richmond municipality disaster management team, said the team has organised counselling for the family.

He added, “This family has been heavily traumatised.

"This kind of fire is not a normal fire. It is something that we have never seen before.” - news24

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Russian scientists expect to meet aliens by 2031

Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer predicted on Monday.

“The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms... Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,” Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Applied Astronomy Institute, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

Speaking at an international forum dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, Finkelstein said 10 percent of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth.

If water can be found there, then so can life, he said, adding that aliens would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head.

“They may have different colour skin, but even we have that,” he said.

Finkelstein’s institute runs a program launched in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War space race to watch for and beam out radio signals to outer space.

“The whole time we have been searching for extraterrestrial civilizations, we have mainly been waiting for messages from space and not the other way,” he said. - torontosun

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UFOs Over London: HOAX!?

The film is very convincing as the cameraman walks down the street, filming as people look up at the skies, and then several UFOs fly around, with the final shot shows a glowing disc flying around. The fact that so many people are looking up at the skies rather than just a fixed shot on the sky was promising, but now, Stan Hernandez, a man that witnessed the Roswell alien crash, has come forward after conducting his investigation. He has called this UFO a “hoax.”

"Hoax for sure. I have seen aliens. I have seen UFOs. I have seen Army men that are mean and scare me, forcing me to buy new dungarees, but I know a fake when I see it, but that didn’t stop me from going to London to investigate. Guess what! The creators of this video are actually linked to a special effects company and this is a mere publicity stunt to get attention. How dare they! How dare they take a dump on the true UFO seekers out there. Ignore this one people. It’s a hoax." - ringsidereport

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Acoustic cloak to hide ships from sonar

A new design for sound cloaking brings us one step closer to hiding ships from sonar and designing new kinds of concert halls.

The new sound shield is made of a stack of plastic sheets that have an intricate pattern of holes poked through them. When sound waves encounter the structure, they get re-routed in a specific path through the maze of holes and plastic plates. The result: instead of bouncing off the structure, as they would if they encountered any other obstacle, the waves keep on keepin' on, as if the device and the object under it were never there.

Because of this behavior, anything that hid under this device would go undetected by traditional sonar.

"Invisibility cloaks" have been in the news since 2006, when scientists proposed that they could design synthetic materials that would bend light in ways that made the objects under them appear invisible. Three years ago, Steve Cummer at Duke University figured out that the same principle could be applied to sound waves, and his lab has now brought out their first physical proof of the idea.

"Fundamentally, in terms of hiding objects, it's the same — how anything is sensed is with some kind of wave and you either hear or see the effect of it," Cummer told BBC News. "But when it comes to building the materials, things are very different between acoustics and electromagnetics."

The first-ever sound cloak, inspired by Cummer's 2008 proposal, was built at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in January this year. That design works for inaudible ultrasound frequencies that are traveling under water. But Cummer's new device works for sounds that are traveling in air, in the frequency range between one and four kilohertz. (This corresponds to the last two octaves on the high end of the piano, BBC News explains.)

In addition to shielding ships from sonar, the new structure could be used to coat walls and soundproof rooms. With some fine-tuning to the design, the device could also be used to enhance the acoustics of concert halls. - msnbc

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