Stonehenge Complex Larger Than Previously Thought
There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor’s eye.
Researchers have produced digital maps of what’s beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
The project produced detailed maps of 17 previously unknown ritual monuments and a huge timber building, which is thought to have been used for burial ceremonies, Birmingham University said Wednesday.
“New monuments have been revealed, as well as new types of monument that have previously never been seen by archaeologists,” said Professor Vincent Gaffney, the project leader.
The project also discovered big prehistoric pits, some of which appear to be aligned with the sun, and new information on Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman settlements and fields, the university said.
Professor Wolfgang Neubauer of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna says the new maps makes it possible “for the first time, to reconstruct the development of Stonehenge and its landscape through time.”
Archaeologists and others have been digging and theorizing at Stonehenge since the 1620s. The monument, 85 miles southwest of London, attracts more than 1.2 million visitors a year — including, last week, President Barack Obama.
The universities of Nottingham, Bradford and St. Andrews in the U.K., and the University of Ghent in Belgium were also involved in the project. - AP
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My Two Abductions
I had two abductions. One in 1974 and the other in East Texas 1996. I know 1974 was long ago, but I didn't want people to think I was crazy and have held this inside for many years and only now feel like I can tell. I was 26, married, had 4 children. It was about 7pm, dark, winter time, I was driving home and felt like someone was watching me. I couldnt shake the feeling. I had to calm myself down. And then, I was at home. That confused me. I went on to bed that night, not remembering the fear I had earlier of someone following me. Suddenly, I was awake and staring into the big black eyes of a creature, standing on my right side. His arms were long and he was just skinny and a grey appearance. I tried to scream, but couldnt. Nor could I move. I could see my husband sleeping in my peripheral view. As I said, the creature was at my right side, and three others, much smaller standing at the foot of the bed. I felt like the one at my right, was some kind of instructor and the three were learning from him. They seemed a little afraid of me and huddled close. Then the one close to me spoke to my mind and I understood his thoughts. He said, "I wont hurt you, and you wont ever remember this." Then, he took an instrument like a pen with a light and touched my upper groin area. It was then, I remember being naked. And as he ran this pen object down from my groin, and down my upper thigh, I started screaming from the pain, only no sounds were coming out. I screamed for my husband to wake up and help me. It felt like the object was pulling all of my tissue out of my leg, extracting everything away. He took the object to my right above my knee and pulled it away. He was right, the next morning, I remembered nothing. But I started having nightmares. They were all the same; a huge black spider coming down his web from the ceiling to hurt me. I would jump out of bed, screaming, and take whatever object that was near me and start swinging, screaming, "get away from me!" My husband, of course, would wake up and try to to calm me down. He was clearly shaken by this strange behavior of mine. It frightened him. After the third nightmare, and reaction to it being the same; I then remembered. I was terrified, and worried that if I told my husband he would think I went insane. So I said nothing. After remembering, the nightmares ended.
The second one was when I lived in East Texas. I was 48. I was at home alone asleep. My husband a truck driver was gone. I woke up and saw flashing red, yellow, blue, green lights in a circled pattern in my front yard. I was watching them from my bed. The pattern seemed to be going around a dark disk shape. Suddenly, I wasnt in my bed anymore but on a steel oblong table. The same grey (instructor Ill call him) spoke to me telepathically, "I wont hurt you." I spoke back telepathically, "thats what you said to me the last time. You lied." There were other greys around the table 4-5 watching. He took out an instrument and ran it slowly over my brain like doing a massage. It was shaped like a pen also with a light. As he moved the pen to different areas of my brain, the sensation was so euphoric, I really didn't want him to stop. I never experienced such sensation. Then when he was done, he spoke again, "See, I told you so." And as odd as it seemed, it looked like he was pleased in my response. And strangely, as well, I wasnt afraid any more of him. My first two husbands passed away without me telling about this. My third husband I told, but he just cant believe it. There is a friend who found out about my story, and he was ecstatic. He also is a believer and had several visitations. It felt so good to be around other people who have experienced an encounter with aliens. I have no proof except I have osteoporosis, had 3 hip replacements. The right hip had to have another one only three years later. The doctor said, I just didn't have enough bone. I wonder if it wasnt from the first abduction on my right leg. I wish I had more evidence. If I get to meet this instructor again, I feel in my inner being, he would let me ask questions. But thanks for being out there for all of us who have had the experience. It is such a relief, to know we are not crazy. ps my occupation: Retired register nurse. - MUFON CMS
Buddhist monk to 'spontaneously combust' through meditation
Monk Luang Pu Pim has told his followers that he is going to effectively meditate himself to death.
The 65-year-old, believing that it is his time to die, reportedly lay down in a wooden coffin and entered a trance-like state from which he has claimed he will bring about his own demise.
Pim, who is the abbott of Thailand's Wat Weruwan temple, has also stated that in the event that he does die, which he expects will happen as early as Thursday, his body and the coffin it rests in will both spontaneously combust.
The coffin, which has several holes in the sides to enable him to breath, has been placed outside of his living quarters where several of his followers have come to meditate.
His daughter, Chanakarn Srisombat, claims that her father had previously experienced a brush with death when he allegedly died while in a cave but was brought back to life by a miracle.
Exactly what will happen this time however remains to be seen. Read more at Daily Mail
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