Mystical

Some phenomena are just so weird, so mind boggling, and so difficult to rationalize that they just won’t fit into any concrete category. That’s what you’ll find in this section. Be prepared to leave scratching your heads after reading some of these unexplained anomalies.

Nostradamus

Introduction Nostradamus, (or Notradamus) the sixteenth century physician turned seer, supposedly foresaw the French and Russian Revolutions, the career and death of Hitler, the rise of Arab power in the 1970's, the attempted assassination of the pope, and scores of other specific events. The most amazing aspect of his prophecies was not the events themselves but the accuracy of his descriptions, most often giving the exact names of people and places, the exact dates, and the unforeseen results of the event's affect on their societies. The Prophecies Begin Nostradamus was born in Provence on December 14, 1503. After receiving his doctoral degree in 1525, he began to practice medicine as a 'healer'. When in 1540, Nostradamus was unable to save his wife

Random Event Generators Predict the Future

The run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without rest. Virtually flipping hundreds of coins each second, they are operated and maintained by one or the United States most prominent educational institutions – Princeton University. And scientists have discovered that they predict the future. Random Event Generators or REGs, attempt to prove “global consciousness” by demonstrating spikes in random generated events that occur shortly before and after a major global event. The Global Consciousness Project (GCP), originating from Princeton, have named these random event generators Electrogaiagrams (EGGs) and are using them to test whether a human consciousness extends a field around the earth which can change the results of these electronic random events. They claim that when an important event occurs, such as the

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

Who were the Three Wise men from the East and what were they following?

The story The story is known throughout the world embodied in story and song. Sent by King Herod and following a shining star in the sky, the Three Wise Men travelled throughout the East until they reached the newborn king, the baby Jesus where they embellished him with gifts. But who were the Three Wise Men and what was the mysterious star that they followed? From Matthew 2:1-12: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him." When Herod the king heard this, he was

Did Scientists Create Life in the Lab in 2009?

How life came to be is a hotly debated topic. Many think that a one-of-a-kind chemical reaction occurred 4 billion years ago that just happened to spawn the first sign of life. On January 8, 2009, scientists did the unbelievable – they created life or something very close to it (or at least as we define life). Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), a California based research center founded in 1924, have created molecules that self-replicate and even evolve and compete to win or lose, much like “life” as we define it. DNA is the software of life and contains all the genetic information of a cell. The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G),

The Fox Sisters Mediums

The Fox sisters were three women from New York who played an important role in the creation of Spiritualism, the religious movement. The three sisters were Kate Fox (1837–1892), Leah Fox (1814–1890) and Margaret Fox (also called Maggie) (1833–1893). Hydesville events In 1848, the two younger sisters – Kate and Margaret – were living in a house in Hydesville, New York with their parents. Hydesville was a hamlet which no longer exists but was part of the township of Arcadia in Wayne County. The house had some prior reputation for being haunted, but it wasn't until late March that the family began to be frightened by unexplained sounds that at times sounded like knocking, and at other times like the moving of furniture. In 1888, Margaret told her story

Mayan Calendar and the Mayan Doomsday Event – how Mayans thought they could predict the future.

The Mayans, whom Edgar Cayce believed were descending from Atlantis, lived in a rich culture rife with scientific knowledge. Expert engineers and astronomers, the Mayans gave the world a calendar based on cycles, in which five “ages” resulted in major cataclysms at the end of each cycle. Unlike a modern day calendar which consists of perpetual year-long cycles, the Mayan calendar has a “zero day” or end point at which time the world as we know it will cease to exist. How Mayans used their Calendars Mayans used several calendars with each calendar acting as a specific measure of time for a very specific, practical use. Believing that time was a meshing of spiritual cycles, Mayans created calendars for social, agricultural, commercial, and administrative tasks and merged

The Mysterious Keely Machine

Introduction John Worrell Keely, a carpenter and mechanic from Philadelphia, announced in 1872 that he had discovered a new means of power production – the means to tap etheric energy. During this age, most physicists believed that all of space was filled with luminiferous ether rather than void, empty space. As it turned out several decades later, this theory was discounted by Einstein’s theory of relativity. Investors Fund a Miracle Machine Keely’s idea prompted a lot of interest and he was able to persuade a dozen engineers and capitalists to invest in the idea. With capital of over one million dollars, primarily from wealthy New York and Philadelphia businessmen, Keely formed the Keely Motor Company in 1872. He quickly began purchasing the materials necessary for building a motor

Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun

Introduction On Sunday, May 13, 1917, ten year old Lucia Santos and her younger cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto, were tending sheep at a location known as the Cova da Iria near their home village of Fatima in Portugal. Lucia described seeing a woman "brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal ball filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun." Further appearances took place on the thirteenth day of the month and continued for several months afterward. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the children six times between May 13 and October 13, 1917. In the course of her appearances, the woman confided to the children three secrets, now known as