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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: UFO Exhibition in Myrtle Beach -- What Does Death Feel Like? -- Salem Witch Trials Truth

UFO Exhibition in Myrtle Beach

An intergalactic space exhibition has landed again for another summer at Broadway at the Beach. “Encounters: UFO Experience,” off 29th Avenue in Myrtle Beach, near the Margararitaville restaurant, is open every day through Sept. 2.

Brian Bouquet, president and chief executive of The Event Agency in San Clemente, Calif., which oversaw the primary development and design of “Encounters,” said last week after his recent visit, that addition of seven more exhibits within the galleries were about complete, just in time for the summer tourist season.

Visitor feedback from last summer prompted bringing in extra interactive activities to engage children, Bouquet said, so parents would have more time to review and read about artifacts, replicas and summaries of people’s reports from their outer-worldly experiences. Read more Myrtle Beach Online

NOTE: Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area has a very high number of UFO sightings and abduction scenarios. Lon


Katy Perry goes on the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster

Katy Perry went on the hunt for Nessie the Loch Ness Monster during her recent trip to Scotland.

The singer, who played at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro over the weekend, posted on her Twitter account that she was going to go try to catch “Nessie”.

Yesterday, she tweeted to her 53.1million followers: “Imma go try n catch the Loch Ness monster today”.

However, the closest Katy got to the Nessie was buying his chocolate “remnants” from the gift shop.

After more than a year of no sightings, Nessie has been caught on camera for a second time in less than a month.

Last month, Scotland Now told you how photographs of a creature swimming below the surface of Loch Ness were captured by two different amateur Nessie hunters scanning different satellites transmitting images of the earth from space.

A week later an image recorded by sonar equipment aboard the flagship vessel of Inverness-based Jacobite Cruises, near Urquhart Castle, spotted another large object lurking underneath the water.

On Saturday night, Katy made brave little cancer patient Grace Newton’s dreams come true by inviting her backstage. - Scotland Now


Salem Witch Trials Truth

Supposedly, in the burgeoning Massachusetts town of Salem, ministers preaching fire and brimstone stoked religious fervor until it culminated in an explosion of violence, resulting in the witch trials and burning of dozens of innocent women and other marginalized citizens. However, very little of the conventional Salem narrative is true. The trials began at the insistence of the ordinary populace in an extreme form of mob justice and were stoked by the revelatory stories of Salem-area youth. The emphasis is on “area,” because the trials were hardly confined to Salem, extending into neighboring towns like Andover and Ipswich.

Interestingly, the accused were far from marginalized or downtrodden citizens. Prior to the trials, most of the accused “witches” and “warlocks” were prominent citizens and moderately wealthy. That was likely because accusers could benefit financially from a victim’s property in the event of a conviction. Both men and women were convicted and executed in the trials, but none were burned at the stake. All of the victims were hanged or died in prison, except one man who was crushed to death.

Lastly, contrary to the popular belief that equates the trials to a kind of American inquisition, church leaders and ministers actually encouraged reason and rationalism to end the bloodshed. Area ministers were the loudest proponents of the idea the trials should look for actual evidence rather than rely on such “witness” testimony as “I saw her look at my laundry, and the next day, it was stained.”

The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege

Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials


What Does Death Feel Like?

On July 28, 1976, the monstrous Tangshan earthquake caused more than 240,000 fatalities and 160,000 serious injuries. Medical workers in China did case studies on the survivors, most of whom had been buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings, to try and find out whether they had near-death experiences, and if so, how they felt. The results were published in the journal Popular Medicine, Issue 5 (1993).

According to their recollections, more than half of the survivors reported that during the time they were in danger, not only were they not afraid, on the contrary, their minds were clear, calm and comfortable. In such a dangerous situation, there was no panic; some people even had feelings of happiness and thoughts running rapidly through their minds. Many different thoughts came up. At this moment, things that had happened in their earlier lives kept flashing back like a movie and the scenes were mostly happy ones. The recollections were of such things as funny moments during childhood, wedding ceremonies, and achievements and awards from work. This phenomenon is called life retrospection or “full-scale recollection.”

Even stranger, close to half of the people had the feeling and awareness that their consciousness or soul had left their bodies. Some of the people equated this with “the soul coming out from the shell.” They stressed that they had felt their supernormal capabilities were in another dimension outside their bodies, and not inside their brains. They thought that their physical bodies neither had these abilities nor the ability to think.

One-third of the people had the strange feeling of being inside a pipe or passing through a tunnel. Sometimes, it was accompanied with loud noises and the feeling of being pulled and compressed. They called it “the tunnel experience.” Some people had the feeling of getting to the end of the tunnel; they saw light and felt that “the light would come soon.”

About one-quarter of those surveyed experienced encountering incorporeal beings, or ghosts. Most of these unsubstantial beings were their relatives who had passed away. It was as though they had gone together to another world and continued to live there. Or, they saw living friends or even strangers. It seemed like a reunion. These “ghost-like” figures were sometimes described as being in some sort of “light” form. Some people looked at them as having been “transformed” according to concepts in religion.

From the survivors of the Tangshan earthquake, inquiring researchers came up with 81 useful survey interviews. They classified the experiences into 40 categories: looking back at one’s life, the separation of the consciousness and the body, feeling of weightlessness, feeling strangeness in one’s own body, feeling abnormal, the feeling of departing from the world, the feeling of one’s body being united with the universe, the feeling of time’s nonexistence, and many more. The majority of these people experienced two or more feelings at the same time.

Although the survey of survivors of the horrible Tangshan earthquake produced only 81 usable case studies of those experiencing near death experiences, this is the most data collected among all the research on near death experiences in the world. After their “return from death,” most of these people remembered clearly their near death experiences even after ten or twenty years. - The Epoch Times



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