Shroud of Turin

History of the Shroud The Shroud of Turin, a 14 1/2 foot by 3 1/2 foot linen cloth, has been kept in Turin, Italy since 1578.  The cloth bears the image of a man with wounds similar to those suffered by Jesus Christ.  It has long been rumored to be the burial cloth of Jesus but a carbon dated sample and its sketchy history leads some to believe it may be a fake. The history of the Shroud of Turin can be traced definitively back 600 years to April 10, 1349.  At that time a French Knight named Geoffrey de Charney was in possession of the shroud.  In 1355, the first exposition of the shroud took place in

Crop Circles

Introduction Crop circles appear to be a relatively new phenomena, the first reports occurring during the early 1980’s in Wiltshire, England. The first crop circles discovered were almost always circular or elliptical in shape. During their peak in the early 1990’s they began to demonstrate more complex shapes and often a combination of several shapes causing them to be referred to as ‘pictograms’. Formed by the crushing or flattening of grain stalks, they seem to most often form a night. The flattened area is inevitably laid out in a spiral fashion from the center outwards, though more complex variations are occasionally reported - circles formed by flattened layers, plant stalks that are braided together, even formations where each stalk appears to be

Doppelgangers – our mysterious evil twin (everybody has one)

Doppelgangers You can’t be in two places at the same time. Or can you? Some believe that each of us has a “doppelganger”, an exact duplicate or ghostly twin that occasionally stalks its better half. German for “double walker”, doppelgangers (also called "Fetches") rarely appear side-by-side with heir counterpart but often conduct the same affairs as their counterpart including visiting and talking with family and friends. It is believed that the only time a doppelganger appears with its counterpart is when a person is deathly ill or shortly before a person dies. Doppelgangers differ only slightly from the related phenomena called “bilocation”. In instances of “bilocation”, a person can either spontaneously or willingly project his or her double, known as a "wraith," to a remote location. This double is indistinguishable from