Archive for October, 2012

Happy Halloween from the Ancient Celts…

First, we here at the Museum of Mysteries send our love and concern to everyone who endured the terrifying hardship and stress of the hurricane. We are thinking of you.



As you well know, it’s hard to resist anything that concerns the ever-fascinating ancient Celts and their mysterious rituals…


This just so happens to be a subject that is touched on in Seduction, M.J.’s book that will be out on May 7.






Here’s  a little Celtic related wonderment for you on this spooky Halloween eve:


Celtic sacrifices confirmed at famed ancient site

by Dan Vergano (USA TODAY)


Ancient Celts practiced startling ritual murder practices, decorating sacrifice sites with ghoulish entanglements of human bones, most likely as a warning to foes and the folks they ruled.


“Halloween brings trick-or-treaters, candy and rather macabre displays of skeletons and graves suddenly dotting suburban lawns.



All in fun, but for the ancient Celts who cooked up the autumn festival of Samhain, a predecessor to today’s Halloween, a new study confirms such displays were serious business…”


For the rest click here.


Could Time-Lapse Photography Save the Planet?

Anything that helps bring the issue of global warming to the forefront of human thought is a wonderful idea…


 Chasing Ice: Could Time-Lapse Photography Save the Planet?

By Lily Rothman (


“The Extreme Ice Survey, an artistic and scientific project founded by award-winning photographer James Balog, has 27 cameras pointed at 18 glaciers around the world. Together, they snap 8,000 frames worth of time-lapse footage per year. Thus the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is able to capture alterations to the arctic environment—changes that might seem to be slow, glacially so, are rendered dramatic. Almost equally dramatic was the organization’s beginning, which is documented in a film called Chasing Ice, now screening at South by Southwest.


Rappelling into Survey Canyon, looking down at moulin channel dropping meltwater 2,000 vertical feet into crevasses through the Greenland Ice Sheet. EIS director James Balog is shown.


Between equipment unable to withstand the icy conditions and a faulty timer in an early camera, the project had a difficult start. “I thought I was going to buy off-the-shelf parts and I was naïve about the hardware. I ended up designing custom stuff,” Balog says. “We had a lot of money on the line, we had a lot of plans on the line, a lot of people on the line…”


Read the complete article here.


Watch a video –

© 2010 Extreme Ice Survey




The Earth Sings: As Heard From Space…

“…A NASA spacecraft has just beamed back a beautiful song sung by our own planet…”




NASA spacecraft records ‘Earthsong’

by Dr. Tony Phillips


“It’s called chorus,” explains Craig Kletzing of the University of Iowa. “This is one of the clearest examples we’ve ever heard.” Chorus is an electromagnetic phenomenon caused by plasma waves in Earth’s radiation belts. For years, ham radio operators on Earth have been listening to them from afar. Now, NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes are traveling through the region of space where chorus actually comes from—and the recordings are out of this world…”



Read more and listen here.


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