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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Just the Facts?: Atlantis...Really? -- The Vanishers: AARRON -- More Strangeness From Laredo, TX

Sub discovers signs of...Atlantis?

A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting a continent may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the Brazilian government announced.

A Brazilian official said the discovery of the granite — which normally forms only on dry land — is strong evidence that a continent used to exist in the area where the legendary island of Atlantis, mentioned in antiquity by Plato in his philosophical dialogues, was supposedly located.

According to legend, the island, host to a highly developed civilization, sunk into the sea around 12,000 years ago. No trace of it has ever been found.

The finding was made using a Shinkai 6500 manned submersible operated by the Japanese agency. The seabed where the granite mass was discovered is estimated to have sunk into the sea several tens of million years ago. No man-made structures have been found there.

It is the first time such research using a manned submersible has been conducted in the South Atlantic. In late April, the agency used the device to explore the Rio Grande Rise, a seabed more than 1,000 km southeast of Rio de Janeiro. At a depth of 910 meters, it found a rock cliff around 10 meters in height and breadth.

After analyzing video data, the agency concluded it was granite. Also discovered in the area around it was a large volume of quartz sand — which is also not formed in the sea. The bedrock is believed to consist mainly of basalt rock.

The rise itself stretches around 1,000 km at the widest point, and is considered part of the continent left behind when South America and Africa split apart more than 100 million years ago. The agency said it assumes the area was above sea level until about 50 million years ago but became submerged over a period spanning several million years, based on fossils found in the nearby seabed and other data.

According to the agency, the Rio Grande Rise is the only plausible area that could possibly have been dry land in the past.

Despite the latest discovery, however, experts remained cautious about jumping to conclusions about Atlantis.

Shinichi Kawakami, a professor at Gifu University versed in planetary sciences, said the granite could have been a part of a big continent before it separated into what is now Africa and South America.

“South America and Africa used to be a huge, unified continent. The area in question may have been left in water as the continent was separated in line with the movements of plates,” he said.

Kawakami said researchers must look further into the composition of the granite and see if it matches the granite now found in Africa or South America.

“The concept of Atlantis came way before geology of the modern age was established. We should not jump to the Atlantis (conclusion) right away,” he said. - Japan Times

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The Vanishers: New York is Full of Them, But What Are They?

The following was submitted by longtime reader Posey Gilbert


It was a warm day the sun was just coming over the tenements of Brook Ave.
I had been sitting on the front stoop waiting for my brothers to come downstairs.
Growing impatient I for the third time I stood up and turned to walk inside and look up the stairwell to see if any one was coming down yet.
As I started to enter the foyer suddenly it was lit with a bright white light and I spun around to see where it came from and was surprised to see a little boy standing on the sidewalk looking at me.
He was dressed in a short-sleeved shirt, white short pants, and white knee socks and tennis shoes.
He had bright blonde hair and very blue eyes and very pale skin but not sickly pale just very, very pale, and yet healthy looking.
He was a very good looking kid, too good looking, like he was an angel or something.
He was about my height but seemed to be a bit younger than me.
The thing that I most remember about him though was the light that came off of him it illuminated not only the stoop but also the entire inside lobby of 1530.
He then said with a smile the likes of which I have never since seen again.
"Hi I know you, and I know your mother Mattie, your father James, your brother Walter, your sister Theresa, your brother Ralph and your baby sister Janet."
"What's your name?" I asked embarrassed that he knew me but I didn't remember him.
"My name is Aarron" he said then he spelt it "A A R R O N."
I asked him to repeat it for I had never heard that name before.
He smiled at my obvious confusion and said, "Aarron, A-A-R-R-O-N"
This time spacing the spelling so I could hear what he said.
That was when I heard my mother calling me from over the banisters upstairs.
"Tell your mother I said hello," he said with that big smile that now somehow seemed a bit unnerving.
I stepped back into 1530 as I did the light turned off startled I quickly spun around and he was gone.
I stepped back outside, but Aarron was nowhere to be seen.
When I got upstairs I told my mother of the little boy but she said she never heard of him and said to forget about him someone was playing a trick on me.
Sometime later as I was walking up Claremont Parkway to Bathgate Ave to buy school supplies for the new term an old man in a gray suit suddenly came up to me and with a big smile said,
"Hey how are you, my grandson told me he saw you," he went on to say, "how's the family doing?"
"They are OK," I said trying to figure out who the hell he was.
I decided I didn't know him and politely said, "Well I got to cross here."
Although where I was going was farther up.
"Well, it was good seeing you tell the family I said hello."
"What's your name?" I was forced to ask again.
"Aarron" he said "A-A-R-R-O-N"
I looked to see if a car was coming and when I looked back the old man was gone.

Are these alien tests of compassion, are they Ghost, Skin Walkers, Tricksters or Inner dimensional bleed overs?

If anyone reading this article has ever encountered or heard of these entities or phenomena please contact me by Email.

Thank you for your time,

Posey Gilbert


NOTE: This anecdote is one of several submitted by the reader. I will post the others periodically. Lon

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More strangeness from Laredo, Texas

I received this narrative from a reader:

Hi - I also wanted to mention a story I read on your site about a big artificial cloud someone saw. With silent lightning coming from within the cloud. I saw the exact same thing in 1997. I was in high school in 10th grade. I saw the cloud one morning while arriving at school. My friend would pick me up in her car. When we got to the school, Which was Nixon High in Laredo, Texas. I had looked in the direction of where lake Casa Blanca is. Way off in the distance I saw the cloud. It was very big and looked like a storm cloud. Strange thing is that it was the only cloud in the sky. The rest of the sky was clear blue. Nice sunny day. Well we went about the school day. At the end of the day we walked to my friends car and when I looked in that direction towards the lake the cloud to my surprise was still in the same place. It hadn't moved at all. Now that needless to say was very strange. A few other small clouds had formed near the bigger one. So I go to my friends place to hangout a bit and we were outside. The wind had started to pick up and more smaller clouds were forming. The wind was weird. This was around 6 in the evening. Around 8 I ask my friend to take me home. Where i lived there were 4 properties all very close together. To get to my house I had to walk towards the back of another house. Up a very steep drive way. As I walked up the drive way the side door of the house I'm passing swings open and hits the wall and I see my 2 brothers and the neighbor kid come running out like bats out of hell! I continue to walk towards my house and sit on a big cement picnic table we had outside our house. It was windy around our house. It didn't feel like normal wind though. Somehow artificial. Above our home to my shock and surprise was that weird cloud! It looked like a storm cloud and had weird silent lightning from within it. It was a weird color. Orangish? No noise coming from it. No thunder. No whip of the lightning. Almost like one of those balls you touch and your hair stands up. (I forget what they're called.) And the wind was coming from the cloud. The wind was like a whirlwind but gentle? My brothers at that same time were telling me why they ran out of the house Like they did. One of my brothers said he saw something in the house. They were watching tv and while doing so he said he got a feeling like someone was watching him. Or them. He turned around and saw a creature. It had wings or something resembling folded wings. Red eyes, big ears on top of its head like rabbit ears maybe. And its legs bent back in a strange way. As soon as he saw it the creature ran into one of the bedrooms in the hall. He said it ran weird. Its legs looked like a cartoon? Fred Flintstone? Well he told the others what he saw and they got "weapons" and walked towards the hall to the room. As soon as they were about to open the door they heard a loud bang and crashing sounds like glasses breaking. They immediately ran out of the house. The noise scared them. Apparently my brother had noticed the cloud as well that day. We think the creature came from the cloud and that it was a craft in disguise. I had seen a video on YouTube of a cloud that looked exactly like what I saw. None of us got any weird illnesses unless you count my mothers breast cancer that she got the following year.

I hope this helps that woman. -Mitty

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Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'

An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea—now considered a superbug—has some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS.

"This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly," said Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine.

Even though nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS related causes worldwide, Christianson believes the effect of the gonorrhea bacteria is more direct.

"Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days," Christianson said. "This is very dangerous."

"It's an emergency situation," said William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. "As time moves on, it's getting more hazardous."

This gonorrhea strain, HO41, was discovered in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker who had been screened in 2009.

Because it resists current antibiotic treatment, the strain has been placed in the superbug category with other resistant bacteria, such as MRSA and CRE. These superbugs kill about half the people they attack, and nearly one in 20 hospital patients become infected with one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Though no deaths from HO41 have been reported, efforts to combat it must continue, Smith said.

"We have to keep beating the drum on this," he said. "The potential for disaster is great."

According to the CDC, about 20 million a year contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and result in about $16 billion in medical costs. More than 800,000 of STD cases reported are gonorrhea infections, with most occurring in people between the ages of 15 and 24.

Gonorrhea is transmitted through unprotected sexual contact. Untreated, the disease can cause a number of health complications in women, including infertility. In men, the disease can be very painful and lead to sterility. It can also trigger other life-threatening illnesses, including heart infections.

Gonorrhea can be hard to detect. It often shows no symptoms in about half of women and in about 5 percent of men. Gonorrhea infection rates were at historic lows until two years ago, according to the CDC.

"That's what's kind of scary about this," Smith said. "We are at lows in terms of infections, but this strain is a very tricky bug and we don't have anything medically to fight it right now."

Since 1998, the Food and Drug Administration has approved only four new antibiotics of any kind, according to the Infectious Disease Society of America. The last approval was in 2010. Only seven antibiotics are in an advanced stage of development—still years away from approval and use.

Recognizing the problem, Congress passed a law last year referred to as the Gain Act (Generating Antibiotics Incentives Now) to help speed antibiotic development.

But Smith said more needs to be done. In a briefing on Capitol Hill last week, he urged Congress to target nearly $54 million in immediate funding to help find an antibiotic for HO41 and to conduct an education and public awareness campaign.

"I'm hopeful we'll get the additional funds, but I can't say for sure," Smith said. "What I do know is we don't have the resources to fight this as it stands now."

Avoiding the disease completely is the best course, experts said.

"People need to practice safe sex, like always," Christianson said. "Anyone beginning a new relationship should get tested along with their partner. The way gonorrhea works, not everyone knows they have it. And with this new strain it's even more important than ever to find out. "

All superbugs must be dealt with before it's too late, he said.

"This is a disaster just waiting to happen," Christianson said. "It's time to do something about it before it explodes. "These superbugs, including the gonorrhea strain, are a health threat. We need to move now before it gets out of hand." - CNBC

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