Thursday, June 19, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Mummified Child Opens & Closes Eyes! -- Unexplained Activity in Bedroom -- Beaver Attacks Kayaker



Mummified Child Opens & Closes Eyes!

Rosalia Lombardo was two when a strong pneumonia ended his life on December 6, 1920 in his native Palermo, Italy. His devastated father made a special request to a renowned Italian physician of the time, Alfredo Salafia.

Salafia's mission was to embalm retail Lombardo family. Their studies on mummification techniques used in the Egyptian pharaohs were the best introduction.

A few years ago the body was discovered in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo. For its perfect state it was called "Sleeping Beauty".

Subsequent studies to determine the technique led a group of Italian scientists are installing a camera inside his sarcophagus, able to take pictures every 60 seconds.

The images collected show a strange phenomenon, small eyes are opened and closed several times a day. In an attempt to explain, the group of scientists said the camera flashes and the humidity generated a photo breakdown in the body, causing the eyes of small generating this effect. - elcomercio

Click for video - Rosalia Lombardo opening her eyes!

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Unexplained Activity in Bedroom

Hi everyone. I want to preface this by saying I am pretty level headed and not really afraid of much (seriously). I'm not a huge believer of the paranormal but definitely agree that weird things happen sometimes. My boyfriend and I have been having issues for a few months now with some odd things that happen in his bedroom. It started around this past thanksgiving, and coincidentally I also began having unexplained seizure activity around the same time. I've been following up with my Neurologist who can't quite figure out what is going on. I have a lot of other severe chronic medical problems, so given my past history it's not terribly weird to add seizures to the list....

So anyways, around the same time the seizures began, I started experiencing some unexplained noises and shadows and things around his room, but kinda just assumed it was all in my head... except my boyfriend has experienced weird stuff too, even when I'm back at my house for the night. We have both had multiple occasions of being woken up by footsteps in the room, hearing shuffling noises, things being knocked over and bumped around. For reference, this house has been in the family since it was built and there's no other weird things anyone else has reported until I came along. His bedroom is the 3rd floor, the attic was converted into a large bedroom and he's been up there since he was a kid. He has 2 dogs and a cat and they always sleep downstairs and our door is closed.

We have times where we are just sitting in bed reading or watching a movie and both hear/see something freaky and immediately turn to the other. So at least it's not just me.

This morning was the final straw. We are getting ready to move out into an apartment soon thankfully because I can't even go up there ever again. I woke up just before 5 am, as he gets up for work early so I often wake up for a bit to grab a sip of water and say good morning. I rolled over and checked my phone and he still had a bit longer to sleep in... So I kinda was just laying there relaxing and I heads a loud thud come from behind me. I kinda just ignore it... Until a minute later another loud thud right behind me, and I can feel it. Then I hear the familiar shuffling and I'm like awww crap... Then it must have really felt like messing with me because right behind me I hear whispering... Like it's trying to say something to me. I lose it. I grabbed him so hard and shook him and started freaking out. He wakes up in a panic and looks around and doesn't see or hear anything, but by this rate I was crying hysterically.

I have no idea what to do. It's lucky we are moving out but I don't know what the hell to think about this. You can go ahead and check my post history and see I have some pretty crazy hobbies and really nothing at all scares me, but this was just too much to handle. I'm freaking out now that whatever this is will follow us to our new place, however, I can't say I've experienced anything like this back at my house(with parents) or anywhere else I've lived or stayed. What the hell?!?!

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Beaver Attacks Kayaker

A beaver jumped out of Irondequoit Creek, in eastern Monroe County, New York, and attacked a man in a kayak, knocking him into the water last Tuesday. The victim, Michael Cavanaugh of Lima, N.Y. is recovering after being treated in the hospital for bite wounds on his back and deep puncture wounds on his arm. He is also being treated for rabies as a precaution.

BayCreek Paddling Center trainer Nate Reynolds saw part of the attack. "I heard my name called out from the shop and I ran out the door to see a guy getting pulled into the water," Reynolds said, describing the attack. "It was like watching a horror film." Reynolds said Cavanaugh was able to get to his feet and approach the dock, but the beaver would not let go of him, so Reynolds hit the beaver with a nearby paddle several times. "The paddle broke and the beaver let go," he said. "He kind of disappeared for a few seconds but came back up so I hit him again."

BayCreek Paddling Center temporarily closed after the incident to try and find the beaver. Eventually the beaver's carcass was discovered and is now being tested for rabies by animal control. "It's absolutely first of a kind," said Ken Altfather, who has owned and operated BayCreek Paddling Center for more than 20 years. "I think the rarity of this is the main thing, the beaver was upset for some reason, we don't know." According to New York Department of Environmental Conservation Biologist Art Kirsch, although extremely rare, Beaver attacks on humans do occasionally happen. Kirsch said that beavers generally aren't aggressive toward humans and are vegetarians.

Most beaver attacks on humans, he added, come from beavers infected with rabies, or beavers trying to protect their offspring. The recovering victim of the attack, Michael Cavanaugh said: "In general I feel like you do after having surgery. My body is focusing on healing the wounds. I've slept quite a bit. Though the event was scary I haven't felt much in the way of traumatic emotional reactions which I'm thankful for. As a matter of fact I feel a lot of gratitude to God. First, that my injuries were not worse. Second, that the beaver did not attack Terri who would have been severely hurt as she was a great distance from the dock. Third, that I was surrounded by so many helpful people." - 13WHAM

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Woman Gives Birth to Lizard!

This midwife probably did not expect to find a baby gecko on the birthing table when she started assisting a mother in labour.

But rather than delivering a healthy newborn baby, she found herself face-to-face with a lizard. Or so she claims.

Yes, a lizard apparently oozed out of the ‘pregnant’ woman covered in mucus and blood as she was giving birth.

Woman gives birth to a lizard. Yes, really.

Seems like a joke or hoax right? Well, the authorities in Indonesia are actually taking this rather seriously even going as far as launching an official investigation into the incident.

After some probing (sorry) it was suggested that the woman, already a mother of two human children, was suffering from pseudocyesis, or phantom pregnancy, with an empty womb.

A doctor, the Chief Medical Officer of nearby Kupang City, Indonesia, gave this rather sobering conclusion.

‘So the gecko coming out is probably some kind of hoax.

‘Childbirth of another species has never been reported in science.’

Some news organisations have quoted neighbours claiming that Ms Nubatonis and her family apparently practice ‘witchcraft.’

Maybe people could consider the slightly boring idea that the lizard might have hopped onto the birthing bed at some point unseen…

Nah, let’s not be boring, she gave birth to a lizard because of a spell backfiring - Forwarded by reader

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