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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things — and Happy Halloween!

These stranger things will get you into the Halloween spirit:

 

 

From The Public Domain Review,

Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904)

 

Kwaidan: stories and studies of strange things, by Lafcadio Hearn; 1904; Houghton Mifflin Company, New York.

 

“Deriving its title from the word for “ghost story” in Japanese Kwaidan is a book by scholar and translator Lafcadio Hearn in which are compiled an array of ghost stories hailing from Japan. Hearn writes in his introduction, written only months before his death, that the majority of the stories were translated from old Japanese texts (some of which themselves were based on earlier Chinese tales), although one of the stories, “Riki-Baka”, he declares to be of his own making, based on a personal experience. Unmentioned in the introduction, another of the stories — “Hi-Mawari”, written in the first person — appears almost certainly to be born from his own experience also, a recollection of a childhood experience in Wales (he’d spent time near Bangor when a child living with his Aunt). Among the many curious and spooky happenings related in the other stories, we hear of a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, a mysterious face appearing in a cup of tea, and, rather terrifyingly, a featureless girl with a face as smooth as an egg. The final section of the book, titled “Insect-Studies”, is a presentation of Chinese and Japanese superstitions relating to the insect world, specifically butterflies (personifications of the human soul), mosquitoes (Karmic reincarnation of jealous or greedy people) and ants (mankind’s superior in terms of chastity, ethics, social structure, longevity and evolution).

 

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The eclipse crop circle mystery…

The “eclipse crop circle” in Sutton Hall, Nr Rochford, Essex. Reported 17th August.

 

There are multiple theories so far on what this crop circle means. Some think it looks like a radio broadcast tower and were hoping that we would be receiving some sort of message around the eclipse…did a message arrive? Would we hear about it if it did?

 

 

From collective-evolution.com,

 

Intriguing ‘Eclipse Like’ Crop Circle Shows Up In Essex. Reported Just Days Before Solar Eclipse

 

It’s just days before an eclipse of a lifetime and as the world readies for the sight and some for the energetic shifts, a new crop circle has appeared in a field at Sutton Hall near London Southend Airport. The circle was discovered on August 17, 2017 but it’s meaning, if any, is not yet fully understood. A crop circle with meaning you might ask? Yes, evidence has shown time and time again that many of these circles have incredible scientific anomalies and thus people believe the formations come from somewhere or something else.

On the scientific side, the electromagnetic field over the area where a circle appears is usually electrostatically charged. There is also a rare form of electromagnetic energy called an “ionized plasma vortex,” also known as ball lighting, involved with these formations.

 

Let’s have a closer look at this and imagine for a moment. In this particular formation, it appears the overall appearance resembles a “radio broadcast tower” with a “satellite dish” near the top. In this case, its “satellite dish” resembles the usual symbols for a “solar eclipse.”…

 

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“How the creature could remain so intact is still something of a mystery…”

Mummy buffs, rejoice!

 

First, The Siberian Beauty. Second, the dinosaur mummy. Wait, did we just type the words “dinosaur mummy?” Yes, yes we did….

 

From The Siberian Times,
Meet the mummified Polar beauty, her long eyelashes and hair still intact after 900 years
By Anna Liesowska

Unearthed on the edge of the Arctic, she is the only woman so far found in an otherwise all-male necropolis, buried in a cocoon of copper and fur.

 

 

“This haunting 12th century woman is a member of an unknown hunting and fishing civilisation that held sway in the far north of Siberia – with surprising links to Persia.

 

Accidentally mummified and probably aged around 35, her delicate features are visible, the green tinge on her face being the traces of the pieces of a copper kettle that helped preserve her in her permafrost grave.

 

She has long eyelashes, a full head of hair – and impressive teeth.

 

Bronze temple rings were found close to her skull, wrapped inside animal skin – possibly reindeer  – and birch bark that cocooned her.

 

Like other human remains, the medieval mummy’s feet were turned towards  nearby  Gorny Poluy River, a fact seen as having religious significance. She was around 155 centimetres tall – 5ft 1 inch…”

 

For the rest, and so many interesting photos, click here.

 

NOW, THE DINOSAUR MUMMY. Yes…

 

From ATI,

Dinosaur ‘Mummy’ Unveiled With Skin And Guts Intact
By John Kuroski

This isn’t merely a fossil, but an actual dinosaur itself, frozen in time.

 

 

You can’t even see its bones, yet scientists are hailing it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever unearthed. That’s because, 110 million years later, those bones remain covered by the creature’s intact skin and armor.

 

Indeed, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada recently unveiled a dinosaur so well-preserved that many have taken to calling it not a fossil, but an honest-to-goodness “dinosaur mummy.”

 

With the creature’s skin, armor, and even some of its guts intact, researchers are astounded at its nearly unprecedented level of preservation.

 

“We don’t just have a skeleton,” Caleb Brown, a researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, told National Geographic. “We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”

 

When this dinosaur — a member of a new species named nodosaur — was alive, it was an enormous four-legged herbivore protected by a spiky, plated armor and weighing in at approximately 3,000 pounds.

 

Today, the mummified nodosaur is so intact that it still weighs 2,500 pounds.

 

How the creature could remain so intact is still something of a mystery…”

 

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