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Planet hunters keep finding distant worlds that bear a resemblance to Earth. Some of the thousands of exoplanet candidates discovered to date have similar sizes or temperatures. Others possess rocky surfaces and support atmospheres. But no world has yet provided an unambiguous sign of the characteristic that still sets our pale blue dot apart: the presence of life.
That may be about to change, says exoplanet expert Sara Seager of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Upcoming NASA missions such as the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope, both due to launch around 2018, should be able to find and characterize Earth-like planets orbiting small stars.
Spotting signs of life on those planets will be possible because of progress in detecting not only planets, but their atmospheres as well. When a planet passes in front of its host star, atmospheric gases reveal their presence by absorbing some of the starlight. Oxygen, water vapor or other gases that do not belong on dead worlds could very well provide the first evidence of life elsewhere. [5 Bold Claims of Alien Life]
Exoplanet expert Sara Seager of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake developed an equation that summarizes the main factors to contemplate in the question of radio-communicative alien life. These factors include the number of stars in our galaxy that have planets and the length of time advanced alien civilizations would be releasing radio signals into space.
Instead of aliens with radio technology, Seager has revised the Drake equation to focus on simply the presence of any alien life. Her equation can be used to estimate how many planets with detectable signs of life might be discovered in the coming years. Presented at a meeting earlier this year, the Seager equation looks like this:
N = N*FQFHZFOFLFS
N = the number of planets with detectable signs of life
N* = the number of stars observed
FQ = the fraction of stars that are quiet
FHZ = the fraction of stars with rocky planets in the habitable zone
FO = the fraction of those planets that can be observed
FL = the fraction that have life
FS = the fraction on which life produces a detectable signature gas
Focusing on M stars, the most common stars in our neighborhood that are smaller and less luminous than the sun, Seager plugged in values for each term. Her calculation suggested that two inhabited planets could reasonably turn up during the next decade.
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The Vampire Beast Of NC
The Vampire Beast Of North Carolina
What is it and where did it come from. No one knows for sure. And why did it kill and drain animals of blood in 1953 and then disappear until 2003 when it made its return and went back to killing animals and draining them of blood in the Bladenboro area of North Carolina.
Bladenboro is located at the southeastern corner of the Piedmont of North Carolina and the small town is surrounded by Pine Woods and Swamps. Bladenboro was also the scene of the greatest Monster story ever in NC, In 1953 something was killing dogs in the area and the really strange thing was that when the dogs bodies were found they were drained of blood. Some residents claimed they saw a really strange beast with the body of a bear and the head of a cat. And they said it screamed just like a woman.
After the story appeared in the Bladenboro Newspaper around Christmas of 1953 hunters came from as far away as Arizona to try to get a shot at the beast. But even though the hunters brought whole packs of blood hounds trained to track anything nothing was ever found. And the people of the area slowly forgot about the Vampire Beast of Bladenboro.
But then in 2003 it was back. Goats and dogs started showing up again dead with very few marks on them. Again the really strange thing was the fact that even though the animals had been killed there was no blood around the dead animals or in the dead animals. And people in the area quickly came to the conclusion that the Vampire Beast of North Carolina had returned. And return it had. Only this time it was killing animals in a 120 mile radius of Bladenboro and this time no one has seen it.
But people are finding tracks that not even experienced wild life biologists can explain. They say it is the strangest most unusual tracks they have ever seen and they can't say what it is. They do say it appears to be killing just to kill even though in almost every case the animal's blood is gone.
And one thing it has done this time it did not do back in 1953 is it has killed dogs chained on chains in people's yards. It has even killed Pitt Bulls while their owners slept in the house a few yards away. People just can't figure out how it walks up to a Pitt Bull and drains it of blood with the dog putting up no fight. How could it be doing this.
It has the people of Bladenboro on edge and people are watching their children closely. Scout Troops have canceled camping trips in the area because they fear what the Vampire Beast might do if it had the chance.
Recently in May and June of 2013 something is once again killing animals in the area and draining them of blood but no one can say what it is.
Local veterinarians say that the animals are killed by puncture wounds in their necks and they are almost always drained of blood. There is no animal in North Carolina that can do this. At least not one that we know of said one vet.
Did the Vampire Beast Of North Carolina Kill These Animals
Something is killing ponies and other animals near Bladenboro N.C. and it is draining the animals of blood. No other damage is done to the animals. What is doing this. It appears to be the North Carolina Vampire Beast.
Bladenboro Vampire Beast Returns
Last Saturday which was the 15th of June, 2013 I received a phone call from a Misty Turner of Bladenboro North Carolina. She was upset because something had killed three horses and a large Bull Mastiff dog that belonged to her. The three horses were killed on Thursday morning sometime before daylight and the dog was killed late on Thursday night.
Misty's son Taylor found the three horses dead when he went to check on them after he heard their large Bull Mastiff dog barking in the area where the horses pasture is located. When he arrived on his four wheeler the lights of his four wheeler revealed three dead horses laying on the ground. The large dog was outside the pasture barking towards a area of dense undergrowth. He went and got his rifle and his mom Misty and she called the local police. After they inspected the horses they found only puncture wounds in the necks of the horses and there was very little blood. They said the horses were really wet with foamy sweat on them like they had been rode hard for miles. When the local sheriff arrived he called out a local veterinarian who examined the horses and said the horses had deep puncture wounds in their necks and that apparently the horses had been drained of blood. Neither the sheriff nor the vet could explain what type of animal had killed the three horses.
After being at the farm for two hours the sheriff and the vet left. The family used a tractor to move the horses to a deep ditch and buried them. And that should have been all of it but it wasn't. At just after 11 PM on Thursday night June 15th 2013 Misty heard a moaning sound coming from outside the backdoor of the house. When she turned on the lights her large Bull Mastiff dog was laying there and she said the dog died as she rubbed its head and tried to look at it. She called the sheriff again but she said he was not a lot of help. He told her that he had been asleep and that dead animals were not really his job. She said he came out but wasn't a lot of help.
She said when she turned on the light she saw a large creature that looked like the animal in the top photo above run from her dog. She called me hoping I could tell her what the animal is. I could not but I am continuing to work on trying to find out.
The Vampire Beast Of North Carolina , What Is It And Where Did It Come From.
The Vampire Beast Of North Carolina , What Is It And Where Did It Come From.
What ever the Vampire Beast is it can approach large Pitt Bull Dogs and kill and drain them of blood with out making a sound.
There must be more than one of the Vampire Beasts because it has made kills 100 miles apart on the same night.
It apparently killed a Pony just outside of Lincolnton NC so it is killing in a much bigger area than it did back in 1953. It started back killing in 2003 and it has not stoped yet. Why did it not kill from 1953 to 2003. Biologists have studied animals it has killed recently and they have no answers. It kills the animals apparently by smothering them and then it drains their blood. One strange thing is that other predators that usually eat dead animals won't touch one of the Vampire Beasts kills. Tracking Dogs brought to animals killed by the Vampire Beast have refused to approach the dead animals or attempt to track it. What are they so afraid of.
Police are often called by people in the Bladenboro area when people hear a woman screaming over and over but no woman is ever found. It is the Vampire Beast they are hearing doing the screaming is the only answer.
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Skinwalkers Of North Carolina A True Story
Skinwalkers Of North Carolina , A True Story
In western North Carolina there are all kinds of strange and unusual stories and legends of beings living there that most people will tell you don't exist. Mainly what we are going to be taking a look at here is skin walkers. In case you don't know a skin-walker is a human that is able to change from a human to a creature. And right about know I know your probably saying yea right.
But over the years something or someone has lived in the woods of Golden Valley North Carolina and it has not been that many years ago that there were many reported sightings of a human like creature with long finger nails and canine like teeth. The body of the creature reported was said to have long black hair growing on it and the creature was reported as having attacked many farm animals in the area. Some people claimed to have seen the creature stand up on its hind legs and it was reported that the creature or creatures were at or near seven feet tall or taller. There were many reports of the creature being seen and though some people said they got a good shot at it that either they missed it or the creature wasn't harmed by the bullet.
What was the creature or creatures has never been discovered. One story that has been told over and over is that the state brought in a hunter to try to kill the creature and that the state hunter used dogs to chase the creature several times in the Golden Valley North Carolina area but then one day the state hunter packed up his dogs and left the area. The story that went around was that the state hunter had got spooked and refused to hunt the creature or creatures any longer.
The story told was that the state hunter used his dogs to chase the creature out onto a sandbar on a local river. The story goes on that the creature looked like a cross between a man and a big wolf and that when the creature ran out onto the sandbar while being chased by the state hunters dogs and the hunter that it changed from a giant wolf like creature that ran on its hind legs into a big naked man and then the naked man jumped into the river and swam away. The state hunter who was a part American Indian man from South Carolina told the local authorities what he had seen and also told them he and his dogs were going home to South Carolina. That he was done. The local authorities said the hunter was crazy but other people over the years had seen something similar so just maybe the hunter saw what he claimed.
The Vampire Beast Of North Carolina
A similar beast has been stalking and killing animals all over North Carolina for a number of years. What is the Vampire Beast of North Carolina? Could it possibly be a skin walker. CLICK HERE to read the story of the Vampire Beast Of North Carolina.
What Was Once Stalking The Woods Of Western North Carolina? Is it still there today?
Do Skin Walkers Live In North Carolina
Many people even recently have told of seeing a strange creature in North Carolina that walks up right on two feet and has the body of a man and the head and features of a wolf. Some people have claimed that the beings or creatures being seen are werewolf's or wolf men while other people make the claim that what is being seen is a skin walker. Which is a creature that is human most of the time but on certain nights of the year maybe on the full of the moon the human turns into a seven foot tall man / wolf creature that preys on deer and peoples live stock.
A couple of years ago a deer hunter in the area of Vein Mountain North Carolina says that he had killed and field dressed a doe deer and had just placed the deer onto the back of his truck when two of the skin walker creatures shoved him out of the way and took his deer and ran off into the woods with it. He said that he did not attempt a shot with his bow at the creatures and that he did not intend to hunt in the area again. He said that it was one of the strangest things he had ever seen and he also made the request that his name not be revealed.
Other deer hunters in the area say that while they have not had a deer taken from them that they have seen the strange creatures and for the most part have not returned to the woods after seeing the strange skin walker creatures.
Over the years during the time from 1900 to the 1950's before modern funeral homes and burials people in the area told tales of graves of newly buried people being dug open and quite often the recently deceased persons had been eaten on and some were missing parts. People at the time had called the creatures doing this grave robbers but they had described beings that looked like skin walkers or wolf men. Reports of graves being dug open was reported all over western North Carolina and quite often armed guards and dogs would patrol graveyards at night where recent burials had took place. After people started using the modern funeral homes the tales of the grave robbers or skin walkers gradually died off.
And it was not until in recent years that people began to tell the stories of the strange wolf man like creatures that were once again being seen in western North Carolina. Why did the stories stop for so many years only to start up once again. Where were the skin walkers for all those years that they were not being reported.
What do you think of Skin Walkers? Do they exist? If not what are people seeing in the back woods of western North Carolina? Is it possible that skin walkers really do exist. Its a scary thought isn't it.
Please post your comments or questions below now. Plainly derogatory or negative comments will not be approved. I truly believe in the paranormal and I would like people who are like minded to post their comments and questions now below.
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Zombie Apocalypse: Jerimiah Hartline Claims Undead Chasing Him Caused Big-Rig Crash
Jerimiah Hartline, 19, is definitely not on our team when the real Zombie Apocalypse comes. He told local police that several very fast moving zombies were chasing after him screaming for his brains and that is what caused him to jack knife and crash the big rig seen in the above wreck.
Jerimiah Hartline is accused of stealing a 18 wheeler truck on Saturday and that he drove down the highway at speeds of over 100 miles per hour before he crashed the truck. Along the way he caused several wrecks and destroyed five vehicles.
His excuse for why he did all this was you guessed it, Zombies. He said he was chased along the highway by several very swift moving zombies and that they were chasing him screaming that they wanted to eat his brains. Maybe a zombie has already sucked this boy's brain out with a straw and that's why he's so stupid.
Seven people were injured seriously in the wreck and no one saw the zombies but Hartline. Though the local police said there was unknown blood and tissue on one of the rear doors of the 18 wheeler truck that Hartline had stolen and later wrecked. Two of the seven people struck in their vehicles by Hartline were injured seriously.
The 18 wheeler truck that Hartline jacked at a weigh station was loaded with strawberries.
After Hartline wrecked the truck he attempted to carjack a van but several people including the van's driver held Hartline until the police arrived.
Zombie Attack In Texas, Two Zombie Attacks In Two Days. What Is Going On?
Two Zombie Attacks in Texas In Two Days, Zombie Plague Spreads.
On Saturday June 22, 2013 a man who's friends said he was high on synthetic pot went wild and crazy. He stripped off his clothes and ran around the house on his all fours like an animal growling and screaming. At one point one of his friends locked the back glass screen door when the man went outside and the man screamed and then leaped through the locked screen door through the glass in the upper part of the door. He cut his chest and legs badly and was bleeding badly. He was scooping up his own blood with his hands and pushing it into his own mouth eating it.
His friends terrier dog came into the kitchen and the screaming man beat the dog down with his fists and then tore it apart and ate it hair and all. Before the police and paramedics arrived on the scene the man had consumed most of the little terrier dog.
The police had to use tazzers on the man to finally bring him under control. They strapped him down to a stretcher and transported him to the mental ward of a local hospital in Houston Texas. They said the man had lost a good deal of blood from his self inflicted injuries and a police spokesman said that no one should smoke synthetic pot because it appears the product is really driving some people over the edge. He identified the man as 33 year old Michael Daniels of Houston Texas.
Second Zombie Attack Sunday June 23 , 2013, Houston Texas
This is real. Yes let me state that for the record. Something serious is going on and it appears it can be traced to the synthetic pot that some people are smoking.
Police were called to a house on the south side of Houston Texas early on Sunday morning and they found a scene right out of a horror movie. The first officiers on the scene said that Otty Sanchez a Mexican Female and a citizen of Mexico was setting on the couch with her throat slashed and bad cuts to her hands and arms. She was screaming and when they finally figured it out she was saying she had killed and eaten part of her 18 month old little boy. A search of the bedroom confirmed this. Police were also able to figure out that the knife wounds on the woman were self inflicted and that some of them were really bad knife wounds.
The womans husband was finally located hiding at a neighbors house. He said his wife and her friends had been smoking synthetic pot and that it always drove her crazy but this time she went totally over the edge.
The woman was transported to the same mental ward at a local hospital where the man from Saturdays Zombie attack had been taken. On Sunday afternoon the Houston Police Chief said that the synthetic pot was driving people crazy and that everyone should avoid it. He said that Otty Sanchez had been placed in a medically induced coma and that she would be in surgery for a number of hours on Sunday afternoon. He was asked if there had been other zombie attacks but he refused to answer this question. He said that there would be an update on Monday or earlier if anything happened to either Sanchez or Daniels. He said both were expected to recover fully from their injuries but refused to comment about what type of criminal charges would be filed against either of them in the future. And we will be sure to come back here and update when there is more to the story released by the Houston Texas Police Department.
Is The Zombie Apocalyse Here?
Zombies and the Zombie Apocalypse are in the news because Miami Zombie Rudy Eugene ate over 80 percent of a homeless mans face on the side of a Miami freeway and he even continued to eat after he was shot by police. It is believed that Eugene may have been high on bath salts which are said to give you a high similar to cocaine. It will be several weeks before toxicology reports are in however.
Adding fuel to the fire is another incident in the last week in New Jersey where a man Wayne Carter had boarded himself up in his home and when police came after they were called by a concerned neighbor Carter begin to stab himself in his own stomach and cut pieces of his intestines off and threw them at the police. He was finally subdued by members of the local Swat team who downed him with bean bags that were shot from shot guns. Could it be that the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us.
I for one don't want zombies crawling through my bedroom window so lets explore further and see what the possibilities are that zombies could soon be running down a street near you screaming for brains.
The Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies
Believe it or not but it's a real institute run out of the University Of Glasgow in Scotland. So it seems that at least part of the scientific community believes that a Zombie Apocalypse is possible. There is actually a Z.I.T.S. team that researches what would happen in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse happening here on earth.
The CDC Published A Paper On What To Do If A Zombie Apocalypse Happens
Yes you read that right. On October 11th 2010 the Center For Disease Control released a report on what people should do in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse. While the report does not say that a Zombie Apocalypse is likely to happen in the near future it does furnish information on what you should do if it does happen.The report from the CDC warns that in the event of a zombie attack that you should have your escape route well planned and thought out because hungry zombies are only after one thing and that is your brain. Yes your brain. Zombies eat brains. Do you have any ideal as to what you should do if zombies started appearing outside your door.
1939, Zombies Found In Miami Florida
In 1939 a 14 year old girl was found wandering the streets of Miami Florida. It appears that she was in a trance like condition and could not speak. A few days later a woman came forward who said the girl was fourteen years old and that she had died four years earlier and been buried in a near by cemetery. Police investigated and discovered a sunken in empty grave where the girl was said to have been buried. The young girl later recovered to the point where she could walk and talk normally. She later married and had children.
Man Was Buried Twice In Same Grave Years Apart
Nine days after the girl was found wandering the streets a man was discovered as he repeatedly tried to walk through the wall of a building. His clothes were hanging off of him and it was clear after looking at his nails that the man had been digging in dirt. His nails were torn and some were missing. He was sent to a local mental health home and later it was discovered that he had been buried about five miles from where he was found almost six years before. At the time of his death he was 39. He lived in the mental health home for a couple of years and was then sent back home to his family. A few days later he walked out in front of a train and he was reburied in the same grave where he had been buried years earlier. Hopefully he really was dead this time.
And down through out history there have been many other stories of zombies wondering around long after they were buried.
St Augustine Zombie Attack
On December 12th 1963 a man got up out of his grave where he had been buried and attacked the house where he had lived when he was alive. There is no doubt the event happened we just don't know the exact details.
The Zombie Of St Augustine Florida
In the early morning hours of the 12th of December 1963 a man and his wife were awakened to screams from their nineteen year old daughters room down the hall from their room. The daughter had been laying on her bed when she saw something at her open window. When the teenager approached the window she saw a man whose eyes were sunk in and his gums were pulled back from his teeth.
He was attempting to crawl through her window. She later said that he stank so bad that she could hardly keep from throwing up. The girl slammed the window on one of his arms and it came off at the elbow falling into the room with her. Her father got into the room and to the window in time to see the man stagger off down the street towards some woods. A neighbor man across the street ran into the street after hearing the girls screams and he saw the man to as he staggered off down the street and into the woods. The police were called and they searched the rest of the night for the man. Just at daylight the next morning the man now dead and minus his arm was now laying in some woods about a half mile from where he had attempted to enter the girls room.
The police investigated the incident and immediately thought some one had dug the man up from a local cemetery where he had been buried five years before. You see he was 61 years old when he had died and he had died in the house where the man and woman now lived with their daughter. When the police went to the grave yard it looked like someone had dug their way up and out of the grave.
When the local medical examiner looked at the dead mans nails the mans nails were dirty like he had been digging and he was also missing a finger. The missing finger was later recovered from the cheap cardboard coffin the man had been buried in. Officially the local police said someone or possibly several people had dug the man up and put him where he was found. They would never admit that the man had walked back to his old house on his own. Police said it was a prank but the people there that night said that not only had the man been up and walking but that he was also growling. How this could have been possible no one can say. This story is told by the ghost tour operators on ghost tours in St Augustine Florida to this day. They say it's a true story that really happened. If so it's a spooky story indeed.
Man Claims To Be A Zombie And Asks For Brains
Man In Florida Goes Wild With Desire For Brains. He claimed he was a zombie and said he had to have brains.
Bizarre Screaming Man Kept Screaming, I'm A Zombie I Need Brains
Man arrested after rampage and attack in St. Augustine. He kept saying he was a zombie and that he had to have brains. Police said they had no ideal why the man from a town thirty miles away showed up and attacked the house, lawn furniture, a truck, and the two men who lived in the house. At one point witnesses at the scene said he had no clothes on and he was on the roof of the house trying to stomp his way through the roof. He broke all the glass out of a second story window cutting his own leg badly before he leaped on the top of a truck and then onto the ground.
A bizarre screaming man went on a rampage Saturday, biting a large chunk out of a man’s stomach after leaping from a roof onto a truck on Palmetto Avenue, according to the St. Augustine Police Department Spokesman. A unnamed police officer said it was the strangest thing he had ever seen in his life. He said the young man kept insisting he was a zombie and he had to have brains.
After it took several officers and paramedics to subdue him, 22-year-old Jeremiah Aaron Haughee of North Central Avenue in Flagler Beach was booked into the St. Johns County jail on nine counts of battery, according to the arrest report. Six of the batteries were against police officer's , while Haughee was also charged with burglary and criminal mischief before he was released later Saturday into the custody of a Duval County Mental Health Facility.
Police were called to the scene about 4:30 a.m. to find a naked man being restrained by two men outside their home on Palmetto Avenue, the arrest report said. The men said they were asleep when they heard someone destroying their lawn furniture, then climbing on their roof before leaping onto a truck and denting its hood. The men said he kept screaming and growling and insisted he was a zombie. He told them he had to have their brains. They did not know the man and stated they had never seen him.
When the men came out of their house to see what was happening, Haughee ran in and tackled them. He urinated on the floor before biting one of them in the stomach as they held him for police, according to the police report.
It took nine officers and four paramedics with two sets of handcuffs, leg shackles, a spit-prevention hood and Taser strikes to control the out of control man, a police spokesman said. Five officers were kicked, hit or bitten during the arrest. Haughee was taken to Flagler Hospital and anesthetized to calm him down, then jailed.
There is no initial indication if he was on any substance during his rampage, police said. However he did keep screaming at the hospital staff that he had to have brains. He wanted to know if they had any brains he could have.
Is The Zombie Apocalypse Here
There Are Scientific Reasons A Zombie Apocalypse Could Happen
If you try to leave a little kid in a graveyard at night he or she will flat freak out on you even if you leave a gun with them. They know that if a zombie attack happens that the gun is not going to be any good. Guns won't stop zombies.
Do you know that living with us right here on earth are brain parasites that could cause zombies. Yes you read that right. Unfortunately in nature parasites that can cause zombies are fairly common. Much more common than you would like to think.
There is a parasite that infects the brains of rats that is called toxoplasmosa gondii and guess the only place this particular parasite will grow. If you guessed the intestines of a cat you guessed it. And about half the people on earth are infected with toxoplasmosa. Yes about half. So you may be closer to being a zombie than you know.
Watch Out For The Zombies At Your Bedroom Window
Humans and rats really aren't that different. That's why they use rats to test medicines on before they give it to humans. All it would take to turn about half the people on earth into zombies is for the parasite to evolve just a little bit and then your neighbors would all be screaming brains and trying to crawl through your bedroom window.
Have You Ever Heard Of A Man Named Clairvius Narcisse?
He was a Haitian man declared dead by two doctors and buried in a local cemetery. Now while that isn't amazing it is amazing that 18 years later he was found wondering around the local area. Can you say Zombie. Research said that Voodoo priests in the area had been using locally available chemicals to turn people into zombies and they had been putting these people to work on local sugar plantations. And as strange as it may sound to you this was supposedly true. How many people did they turn into Zombies that never did wake up.
Zombies are a part of the Voodoo culture and it seems that some people really were turned into Zombies by Voodoo Practitioners. There really does seem to be something to the zombie legend. You see poison extracted from a puffer fish actually can cause paralysis or death in humans. The Voodoo practitioner knew something to mix with the puffer fish poison to turn the person into a zombie.
How About A Super Mad Cow Disease
What if mad cow disease which is a disease rarely found in cows were to evolve into a disease that spread more rapidly and it got into the United States beef supply and before it could be stopped it turned all the beef eating people in the United States into zombies. It may never happen but it could. It's a scientific fact that parasites and micro-orgasms are constantly evolving. So it's not as far fetched as you might think for a parasite to evolve.
A zombie walk in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You should note that these were people playing at being zombies.
Watch Out For Zombies
You want to be sure that your prepared in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse. What would you do if you looked at your window one day and all at once you saw hundreds of the undead walking across the field coming towards your house. I believe I would have an escape route planned out so you can escape the zombies out looking for brains.
Down throughout history zombies have been reported. I can't tell you that they exist while at the same time I can't tell you that they don't exist. Somehow some people have at times been turned into zombie like creatures. It appears almost certainly that some people back in the days before embalming were buried and dug their way out of graves. There are many documented cases of this happening.
It has also been reported around the world that voodoo practitioners are some way able to turn people into living breathing zombies by using blow fish poison and other secret ingredients. No one really knows how this could be possible but it appears that it really does happen. How often it happens no one seems to know.
In the mean time I'll hope the Zombie Apocalypse isn't happening and I'll hope that dead people will stay in their graves and not dig out and become zombies. All I can tell you is that if you do see zombies coming run. Have your escape route planned out so they don't eat your brains.
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Jerimiah Hartline, 19 years old, stole a 18 wheeler loaded with strawberries at a California weigh station and drove it down the highway sometimes at over 100 miles a hour before he crashed the truck blocking the highway and caused 7 other wrecks injuring 2 people seriously.
He claimed that he was being chased by you guessed it Zombies. He said at one point that a huge Zombie on a Harley was chasing him at one point screaming for his brains. After he wrecked the truck the freeway was blocked in one direction and Harline attempted to steal a van but the van’s owner and several other people detained him until the police arrived.
Police say that Hartline was highly agitated and he kept screaming for people to run that Zombies are coming. And we have the rest of the story for you and what a story it is. Just CLICK HERE
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A supermoon’s effects are imperceptible, far smaller than those encountered in other everyday situations, such as being near a mountain or even a large building.
The term supermoon denotes a full moon that occurs at roughly the same time the moon is nearest Earth in its monthly orbit. The next one is coming up on the night of June 22-23, 2013. An astrologer, not an astronomer, coined the term supermoon, and it has only recent come into common usage. Although this term is of little to no importance in astronomy, its significance to astrologers may be greater, and some may suppose that a supermoon has some kind of effect on people on Earth. But does it? I decided to calculate the values of different influences on individuals at the extreme of lunar perigee (when the moon is closest to Earth, and presumably has the greatest effect on our planet).
A merge of two images: moon from Wikimedia Commons and Superman emblem came from layoutsparks.com
Astronomers use the term perigee to describe the moon’s closest point to Earth, from Greek words peri meaning “near” and gee meaning “Earth.” In astronomy and other sciences, a related term – perigean tides – refers to the higher tides that can occur when full moon and perigee coincide, as they fairly frequently do. Simply put, an extra-close full moon causes higher-than-usual perigean tides.
What’s more, given the change in distance between the moon’s farthest and closest points, the full moon can appear as much as 14% larger in the sky and 30% brighter to our eyes than at minimum size and brightness.
These changes do not come all of a sudden from month to month, however, and without anything with which to compare them, the changes in the moon’s size or brightness are hard to quantify by simple observation. To notice the difference, you would need to see the apogean (smallest) full moon and the perigean (largest) full moon side by side, which only possible through photography or through some form of direct measurement.
During the time of a supermoon, or any full moon, our satellite is in line with the sun. At that time, the sun and moon’s gravitational effects combine. For reasons we will not discuss here, the sun’s gravitational effect on Earth (as in influencing the tides) is only about half that of the moon. For this discussion, we will simply ignore the sun’s influence.
When the moon is closest to the Earth, its gravitational pull is at its peak.
So the question becomes, how much does the moon’s gravitational influence on Earth vary from minimum (apogee, or farthest point from the planet) to maximum (perigee)?
I will not bore you (or scare you!) with the math, but the variation from minimum lunar pull to maximum pull is roughly 23 percent. That sounds like a lot. However, it amounts to less than 2 ten-thousandths of the mass (or less precisely, the “weight”) of the moon.
More importantly from an astrological perspective (I presume, since I decidedly am not an astrologer) would be the effect on a human being. Consider an 80-kilogram (176-pound) human being. The maximum difference between apogean and perigean moons is about 73 milligrams, or about 1/14th the mass of an ordinary paper clip. If you factor in the solar gravity effect for a supermoon, or full moon closest to Earth, this effect may rise to about 110 milligrams, roughly equivalent to about 1/9th the mass of a paperclip.
In either case, the effects are imperceptible, and far smaller than those encountered in other everyday situations, such as being near a mountain or even a large building.
But, you might counter, I said earlier than an extra-close full moon causes higher-than-usual perigean tides. The tides are a very different situation from human beings. Tides work through what is called a differential gravitational effect. Specifically, the force of gravity exerted on the part of the Earth opposite the moon (the far side of Earth, as seen from the moon) is slightly less than the force of gravity exerted on the part of the Earth directly beneath the moon (the Earth’s near side, as seen from the moon) at any given time. Why? Because there’s an additional distance – about 8,000 miles – from one side of earth to the other. The force of gravity weakens rapidly with increasing distance, producing the differential.
The result of this differential gravitational effect of the moon is that our planet is stretched slightly, along a line between the Earth and moon. The body of the Earth is fairly rigid, so it does not stretch much, but the oceans are much more easily moved. Thus the effect piles up water on either side of Earth, and these piles of water – created by the differential gravitational effect – are the tides. Note that, on average, the tidal effect is quite small. It raises tides only a few feet across an 8,000-mile-wide planet Earth.
Technically, the same effect acts on your body as well, since one side is farther from the moon than the other. However, the difference in distance is on the order of one foot, rather than thousands of miles. Thus the differential is millions of times less, and the effect on a human body infinitesimally small and irrelevant.
Supermoons are important because they focus attention on the moon, and nature in general. But the bottom line is that any physical effects of supermoons are not exactly super. There is no reasonable evidence that they cause super disasters. The effects that people may attribute to them are psychological rather than physical.
|Posted by Web Master on June 23, 2013 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
Full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC (6:32 a.m. CDT in the U.S.). Thus, for many, the moon appears about as full in the June 22 evening sky as it does on the evening of June 23. This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014. In other words, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2013.
We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. Two years ago, when the closest and largest full moon fell on March 19, 2011, many used the term supermoon, which we’d never heard before. Last year, we heard this term again to describe the year’s closest full moon on May 6, 2012. Now the term supermoon is being used a lot. Last month’s full moon – May 24-25, 2013 – was also a supermoon. But the June full moon is even more super! In other words, the time of full moon falls even closer to the time of perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth. The crest of the moon’s full phase in June 2013, and perigee, fall within an hour of each other.
What does supermoon mean exactly? And how special is the June 23, 2013 supermoon?
What is a supermoon?
The word supermoon didn’t come from astronomy. Instead, it came from astrology. Astrologer Richard Nolle of the website astropro.com takes credit for coining the term supermoon. In 1979, he defined it as:
…a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth.
By this definition, according to Nolle:
There are 4-6 supermoons a year on average.
That doesn’t sound very special, does it? In fact, the June 2013 full moon lines up much more closely with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth – than Nolle’s original definition. According to Guy Ottewell’s Astronomical Calendar 2013, the 2013 June full moon falls only 22 minutes after the moon reaches perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth for this month and year. At perigee, the moon lies only 356,991 kilometers (221,824 miles) away. Two weeks later, on July 7, the moon will swing out to apogee – its farthest point for the month and year – at 406,490 kilometers (252,581 miles) distant.
How super is this supermoon?
June 2013 presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth until August 10, 2014, at which time the moon will be a scant 5 kilometers closer to Earth. The full moon will come even closer to Earth on September 28, 2015 (356,877 kilometers) and closer yet on November 14, 2016 (356,509 kilometers). November 2016 will feature the closest full moon until November 25, 2034! Maybe this helps you see that supermoons – while interesting – are fairly routine astronomical events.
Even the proximity of full moon with perigee isn’t all that rare. The extra-close moon in all of these years – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 – finds the full moon taking place at or nearly the same hour as lunar perigee. More often than not, the closest perigee of the year comes on the one day of the year that the full moon and perigee most closely coincide. (See table below.)
How often is moon both full and closest to Earth?
Closest full moons recur in cycles of 14 lunar (synodic) months, because 14 lunar months almost exactly equal 15 returns to perigee (moon’s closest point to Earth). A lunar month refers to the time period between successive full moons, a mean period of 29.53059 days. An anomalistic month refers to successive returns to perigee, a period of 27.55455 days. Hence:
14 x 29.53059 days = 413.428 days
15 x 27.55455 days = 413.318 days
This time period is equal to about 1 year, 1 month, and 18 days. The full moon and perigee will realign again on August 10, 2014, because the 14th full moon after the 2013 June 23 full moon will fall on that date.
Looking further into the future, the perigee full moon will come closer than 356,500 kilometers for the first time in the 21st century on November 25, 2034 (356,446 km). The closest full moon of the 21st century will fall on December 6, 2052 (356,425 km).
For the moon to come closer than 356,400 kilometers (221,457 miles) is quite a feat. In fact, this won’t happen at all in the 21st century (2001-2100) or the 22nd century (2101-2200). The last time the full moon perigee swung this close to Earth was on January 14, 1930 (356,397 km), and the next time won’t be till January 1, 2257 (356,371 km).
Will the tides be higher than usual?
Yes, all full moons bring higher-than-usual tides, and perigee full moons bring the highest (and lowest) tides of all. Each month, on the day of the full moon, the moon, Earth and sun are aligned, with Earth in between. This line up creates wide-ranging tides, known as spring tides. High spring tides climb up especially high, and on the same day low tides plunge especially low.
Today’s extra-close full moon accentuates these monthly (full moon) spring tides all the more.
If you live along a coastline, watch for high tides caused by the June 23 perigee full moon – or supermoon – over the next several days. Will the high tides cause flooding? Probably not, unless a strong weather system moves into the coastline where you are. Still, keep an eye on the weather, because storms do have a large potential to accentuate high spring tides.
As a result, if you live near a coast, you’ll want to be on the lookout for higher-than-usual tides.
Because the moon – as always – shines opposite the sun in our sky at full moon, you’ll see the moon beaming all night tonight from dusk until dawn. This extra-close full moon is likely to usher in large tides along the ocean shorelines for the next several days, especially if these high tides are accompanied by strong onshore winds.
Bottom line: The full moon of June 22-23, 2013 is the closest and largest full moon of this year. By a new definition – one that has just entered the world of astronomy from astrology – many will call it a supermoon. There are three full moons in 2013 that meet the definition of a supermoon – May, June and July. But this June 22-23 full moon is the most super of the supermoons! A super-duper moon!
|Posted by Web Master on June 16, 2013 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
A Rakshasa, is said to be a mythological humanoid being or unrighteous spirit in Hinduism. As mythology made its way into other religions, the rakshasa was later incorporated into Buddhism. Rakshasas are also called man-eaters ("Nri-chakshas," "Kravyads"). A female rakshasa is called a Rakshasi, and a female Rakshasa in human form is a Manushya-Rakshasi. Often Asura and Rakshasa are interchangeably used.
|Posted by Web Master on June 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
What started out as a casual sightseeing trip to a historic castle in the Netherlands took a bizarre turn for one Dutch woman, who claims she may have spotted some kind of UFO.
Corrine Federer, 43, a business manager and amateur photographer, was visiting medieval Muiderslot Castle outside Amsterdam last month when she started taking pictures using her camera's high-dynamic range, or HDR, feature.
"In order to create HDR images, you take three or more exposures … at the same time, because you then overlap the images and it gives you the full spectrum of light," Federer told The Huffington Post.
Federer took dozens of photos that day, but it wasn't until sometime later that she reviewed her HDR photos and saw a startling airborne shape in some of the images.
"It was a tubular-shaped object that had an S-shaped fin on it," Federer said. "If it had been any type of missile, it would've had multiple fins, but facing the same direction. We heard nothing. It was completely quiet out. The more I flipped through the frames, it was kind of creepy."
In HDR photography, several images are captured within a second, with each image using a different exposure level. The images are then combined to create a composite picture with a higher degree of clarity, depth and detail than would be possible with a single image.
Using photographic software, Federer was able to enhance the contrast in one of her images to reveal the object seen in the photo above.
Federer's images were analyzed by Ben Hansen, a former FBI special agent and host of the Syfy Channel's program "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files." He believes the images were not faked or manipulated.
"Having reviewed the raw files, there's no overt indication that the photos have been manipulated with post-editing software," Hansen told the Post. "The object's appearance is internally consistent with the rest of the photo."
Hansen, however, isn't convinced that the photographs show an aircraft of any kind.
"If I had to place my money on it, I would say that we're looking at insects," he said. "We typically see many wing protrusions on insect rod cases, but they do come in the single pair variety, too. It all depends on the shutter speeds and motion of the insects."
Indeed, insects are often the real culprit behind alleged UFO sightings, according to experts like Larry Engel, associate director of American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.
Insects are a consistent problem for filmmakers and photographers, Engel told LiveScience, "especially with wide-angle cameras or small-format cameras, as each emphasizes or records objects, including dust and bugs, close to the lens."
Other possibile explanations for the strange image captured in Federer's photographs include an airplane, a missile test or a weather balloon.
Federer, however, believes it's possible that the object she photographed could be some kind of UFO, even an extraterrestrial one. "I don't find it unreasonable to believe that there's another habitable planet somewhere that has started exploring space," Federer told the Post. "Maybe they're more advanced than we are and they've come by to see what's going on here."
|Posted by Web Master on June 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Enormous mosquitoes known as gallinippers (or Psorophora ciliata) have been spotted in Florida, according to WKMG, a CBS affiliate. The insects are about 20 times larger than most common mosquitoes. The sighting comes after a warning by the University of Florida that there could be a bumper crop of these mosquitoes this summer.
Gallinippers can grow to the size a quarter and have painful stings, which can feel "like you're being stabbed," Anthony Pelaez of Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry told Fox Orlando earlier this year. The huge insects are known to be aggressive and feed both day and night; most mosquitoes aren't active during the day.
The gallinippers depend on heavy rains and were nourished by last year's downpour from Tropical Storm Debby. Continued rainfall, like that from Tropical Storm Andrea, will likely cause a spike in all mosquitoes this summer, Kelly Deutsch, the director of Seminole County Mosquito Control, told WKMG.