May 30, 2010

The Mystery Of Bermuda Triangle

In an article in the Sunday Times, Norman Miller has stated that the conditions responsible for the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle ( which lies between the West Indies islands and the south-eastern coast of USA could provide the answer to the world’s energy crisis.

The energy source is methane gas and there are no alien spaceships or suburbs of Atlantis here. The myth of the Bermuda Triangle, the mysterious disappearances and strange events, has generated much interest all over the world through the years. Charles Berlitz’s book on the subject, published in 1974, sold nearly 20 million copies in 30 languages. Ships, boats, and even aeroplanes are all said to have disappeared in this area and all the mystery has been attributed to extraterrestrials. But scientists now have an explanation for these phenomena and the cause is not extraterrestrial but chemical. It goes by the name of methane gas hydrate, which is methane (created by decomposing organic debris) that has been entombed in an ice crystalline. Conditions are ideal for the formation of this gas in areas of permafrost. Another area is the deep sea floor where the pressure and the temperature are right for the creation of this gas.
It was only in 1981 that a geochemist, Richard McIver, went public on a link between methane gas blowouts and the Bermuda Triangle myth. He stated that massive landslides often occur along the North American continental shelf, which lies to the north of the Bermuda Triangle. Such land slumps can occur over a large area bringing down huge boulders which rupture the layer of gas hydrate beneath the sea floor, freeing the gas that is trapped beneath the hydrate ‘cap’ and also liberating huge amounts of methane trapped within the hydrate itself. The moment a methane gas pocket ruptures a vast reservoir of gas suddenly surges from the seabed, rising up in a huge plume before erupting on the surface within seconds and without warning. A ship caught in such a blowout would be doomed; the water beneath it would suddenly become much less dense, sinking it in a matter of moments. The vessel would plunge into the depths, where it would be covered as sediment disturbed by the blow out settles back on the sea floor. In fact, planes too could fall prey to such a deadly fallout.
The US geological Survey has estimated that just two small areas off the coasts of North and South Carolina, which are a part of the Bermuda Triangle, contain about 70 times the quantity of gas consumed annually in USA. The sea bed and the areas of permafrost are therefore storehouses of a great energy source. It has been estimated that just 1% of gas hydrate is equivalent to half the present conventional gas reserves. But the bad news is that methane is a greenhouse gas and it is vulnerable to blowouts when drillings go wrong. It is only stable under narrow temperature and pressure conditions and would decay due to global warming. We will have to wait and see whether it gives us energy to burn or it burns us up instead!

May 28, 2010

Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state-prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1829-1971. One of its most notable inmates was the notorious gangster Al Capone, who was incarcerated there in 1929 on illegal weapons possession. During his time at the penitentiary, Capone was supposedly tormented by the ghost of James Clark, one of the men murdered in the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Some descriptions of ghosts that haunt the area would be a shadow-like figure that scoots quickly away when approached, a figure in the guard tower, a evil cackling from cell-block 112, a shadowy figure in cell-block 6, and ghost faces appearing in cell-block 4.
There are tours that you can take of the penitentiary for a small fee if you are interested in experiencing the paranormal activity of the former jail. However, a lot of the locations listed in the previous paragraph are not permitted during the tour. Beware, Eastern State Penitentiary is widely considered one of the most haunted places in the world.

May 27, 2010

The London House

In 1754 along the Rappahannock River in Virginia, the London house was built. It was designed for the purposes as a full functional silk mill. In 1840, it was relocated to Urbana, Maryland where it became the Shirley Female Academy and then the Landon Military Academy and Institute. The basement was used as sleeping quarters for slaves. During the Civil War, General J.E.B. Stuart took possession of the mansion.

On September 8, 1862, the General initiated one of the most famous balls to ever take place during the Civil War. This went on to be called the Sabers and Roses Ball. The following day, he and his cavalry went on to fight in the Battle of Antietam, which turned out to be one of the most bloodiest days in American history. During the Civil War, the house served as a hospital for both Union and Confederate Soldiers. To this day, you can still see original sketches from the soldiers who stayed there. The house is currently on the National Register of Historic Places.
Staff members who work there and visitors to the site all have witnessed paranormal events. In 2003, a  visitor witnessed the apparition of a Civil War Soldier. The person watched in shock as the ghost walked into the front door of the building, and walked up the steps and disappeared at the top of the landing. The basement of the house is believed to have a strong ghostly presence. Photo taken on the site reveal orbs, footsteps are heard with no one there, and temperature drops are frequent.
It's Probably one of the scariest and haunted places in the world!!!!

May 15, 2010

Vampire discovered in mass grave

A SKELETON exhumed from a grave in Venice is being claimed as the first known example of the "vampires" widely referred to in contemporary documents.
Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence in Italy found the skeleton of a woman with a small brick in her mouth (see right) while excavating mass graves of plague victims from the Middle Ages on Lazzaretto Nuovo Island in Venice .
The above is the image of the woman's head found in the grave.
At the time the woman died, many people believed that the plague was spread by "vampires" which, rather than drinking people's blood, spread disease by chewing on their shrouds after dying. Grave-diggers put bricks in the mouths of suspected vampires to stop them doing this, Borrini says.
The belief in vampires probably arose because blood is sometimes expelled from the mouths of the dead, causing the shroud to sink inwards and tear. Borrini, who presented his findings at a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver, Colorado, last week, claims this might be the first such vampire to have been forensically examined. The skeleton was removed from a mass grave of victims of the Venetian plague of 1576.
However, Peer Moore-Janson says he has found similar skeletons in Poland and that while Borrini's finding is exciting, "claiming it as the first vampire is a little ridiculous".
Borrini says his study details the earliest grave to show archaeological "exorcism evidence against vampires".
How ever these people believe in the existence of vampires!!!!!!Do u?  

May 3, 2010

Does the mythical unicorn exist????

Pretty much everyone wants to believe in the magnificent unicorn. They are one of the mythical creatures that seem to be loved on the collective whole. Robert vavra did a great job of convincing us all that they just might exist.

There is unicorn mythology from all corner's of the world, however, everyone has to make that call for themselves, even though most of us will continue to believe somewhere deep in our hearts. Perhaps that’s how they do exist, because so many people wish it to be true.

I’m not a total skeptic, but you’d think if someone found a real live unicorn skeleton there would be news about it somewhere.

The above picture is a real image it's not a fake!!!
Atleast that's what the people say!!.

The horn on the nose is really what looks fishy, however if it isn't real it is a well done fake.
hmm.....Many people agree with the existence of unicorn's . what do u believe in!!!(readers choice)