The Essene Gospel of Peace (historic document)

It was in 1928 that Edmond Bordeaux Szekely first published his translation of Book One of The Essene Gospel of Peace, an ancient manuscript he had found in the Secret Archives of the Vatican as the result of limitless patience, faultless scholarship, and unerring intuition. This story is told in his book, The Discovery of the Essene Gospel of Peace, published in 1975. The English version of Book One appeared in 1937, and ever since, the little volume has traveled over the world, appearing in many different languages, gaining every year more and more readers, until now, still with no commercial advertisement, over a million copies have been sold in the United States alone. It was not until almost fifty years after the first French

Police interview of Robert Pickton – February 23, 2002

The following is a transcript of the police interview with Robert Pickton (Canada's Pig Farm serial killer) on February 23, 2002. Page 1 of 252 SGT. Bill FORDY: Just have a seat. Yeah, just have a seat there. Okay, so you got some juice down there this morning? ROBERT PICKTON: That’s right. SGT. Bill FORDY: Was it, fresh juice? ROBERT PICKTON: Yeah, it’s orange juice. SGT. Bill FORDY: Orange juice. (STARTS NOTES) (INDECIPHERABLE) Okay. I never got a chance to introduce myself downstairs Rob ah, my name is Bill FORDY and I’m a Sgt. and I’m with the RCMP. I’m a police officer okay um, but while we’re here today I don’t want you to get all caught up in official titles or anything like that. Ah, my friends call me Bill and I prefer that you call

Florida Monster Slain (1902 news article)

I ran across the following newspaper article from 1902.  It brought to mind stories of the Monster Mudwamp thought to at one time occupied the area around Lake Okeechobee. The Sunday Morning Age Sunday, January 5, 1902 Florida Monster Slain An enormous reptile, more like the mythical dragon than a land serpent, has been killed by a hunter in the Lower-Everglades. For one hundred years it has not only been a tradition among the Seminole Indians, who inhabited the borders of Lake Okeechobee, but it is stated as fact within the knowledge of some of the Indians now living that an immense serpent made its home in the

Minnesota Iceman – original article from Argosy Magazine, May 1969

Below is the original text of the Minnesota Iceman article that appeared in Argosy Magazine in May 1969. Is this the creature that bridges the gap between man and ape? If so, he's the greatest anthropological find in history — and he was alive less than five years ago! I must admit that even I, who have spent most of my life in this search, I am filled with wonder as I report the following: There is a comparatively fresh corpse, preserved in ice, of a specimen of at least one kind of ultra-primitive, fully-haired man-thing, that displays so many heretofore unexpected and non-human characters as to warrant our dubbing it a "missing link." Here is the amazing story of this historic find: Early in January

Complete list of United States security clearance codes and designations

A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing them access to classified information or to restricted areas.  Within the U.S. there are three levels of security clearance with the highest level being Top Secret followed by Secret and Confidential.  Their meanings are: TOP SECRET – Will be applied to information in which the unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security. SECRET – Will be applied to information in which the unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security. CONFIDENTIAL – Will be applied to information in which the unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause damage to the national security. What follows is the complete list of government security clearances.  Note that