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  • Mystery as Reality

    03/13/2018 8:56:44 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 15 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | March 13, 2018 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    C.S. Lewis once discussed the question of how angels (and such things) could pass through a wall. His response was intriguing: he suggested that they could do so not because they were less substantial, but because they were more substantial. Just as a rock is more substantial than water or air, so, he posited, an angel (or such) is more substantial than our materiality. Of course, this is completely arguable and unprovable. But it is a useful image for thinking about another aspect of reality, that which the Church describes as “mystery.” Our tendency in thinking about anything we do...
  • C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick

    02/25/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 160 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/25/2018 | Christina Caron
    The authorities in Atlanta announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared about two weeks ago. The employee, Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, was promoted to commander in the United States Public Health Service in July, his family said. According to the police, he was last seen on Feb. 12. “I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Commander Cunningham’s sister, Tiara Cunningham, said in a phone interview on Saturday. “I’m kind of lost without him, to be quite honest.”...
  • Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California

    02/13/2018 7:13:03 PM PST · by mac_truck · 51 replies
    MyNBC5 ^ | 2/13/18 | Brad Evans
    WILMINGTON, N.Y. — A skier missing from Whiteface Mountain has been found in California. New York State Police said Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, 49, of Toronto, was found 2,900 miles away Tuesday in Sacramento. Filippidis was reported missing last Wednesday by friends who said he could not be found as the resort was closing. His belongings were found at the lodge and his car was still in the parking lot. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have spent about 7,000 hours combing the mountain. Crews used K-9s and helicopters as part of the search. The steep and icy terrain make the search...
  • D.B. Cooper Mystery Solved? Investigators Say He Is Living In San Diego

    02/03/2018 10:00:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 2, 2018
    It’s a bombshell development in a 45-year-old cold case mystery. A commercial airplane hijacker escaped with a daring parachute jump in 1971 and was never seen again. A team of private investigators says it has cracked a code that it says shows the infamous hijacker who went by the name D.B. Cooper is, in fact, a man who lives in San Diego named Robert Rackstraw. Rackstraw is a former Stockton resident, whose family also lived in Calaveras County.
  • FDLE: Missing man's remains found, death ruled a homicide

    12/21/2017 5:39:09 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 20 replies
    WCTV ^ | 12/20/17 | Lanetra Bennett
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- "We know what happened to Mike Williams. He was murdered." F.D.L.E. Special Agent Mark Perez made that announcement during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. He said authorities notified Williams' family the morning of. Williams went missing December 16, 2000. The 31-year-old left his home in Tallahassee to go duck hunting on Lake Seminole in Jackson County, and never returned. Perez said, "After receiving new information, FDLE's crime scene unit and special agents spent days conducting an extensive search in an undisclosed location. That search led to the recovery of human remains."
  • The Earth is making a weird noise, and researchers have no idea why

    12/08/2017 8:04:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    yahoo ^ | Mike Wehner
    The sound which the planet produces is a low, steady, unceasing hum. Scientists have been attempting to record and explain the odd noise as far back as the late 1950s, with little concrete data to suggest its source. Now, new research published in Geophysical Research Letters is attempting to explain why it happens, and scientists think it might have something to do with the ocean. ... This newest study is the first to actually record the sound from deep beneath the ocean’s waves. By recording ambient sound within the ocean and then using robust noise cancelling techniques to strip away...
  • Mystery 3,000-year-old castle spotted underwater

    11/22/2017 4:28:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Daily star ^ | 22NOV17 | Christine Younan
    BOFFINS have discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year old castle underwater – and believe they have finally found what they’ve been looking for. Archaeologists who have been searching Lake Van – the second largest lake in Turkey – for decades have discovered what they believe is a lost city. The castle is thought to be an Iron Age relic of the Urartu civilisation – also called the Kingdom of Van – which lived in the area from the 6th to the 9th century BC. The remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and a team...
  • The Mystery of the Las Vegas Shooting Continues and Becomes More Complicated Day After Day

    11/18/2017 6:36:12 AM PST · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Las Vegas has suffered in the wake of the deadly shooting from the Mandalay Bay. In the eight weeks before a gunman (or gunmen) killed 58 innocent people and injured 546 more, air bookings to Vegas were already down 7% for domestic flights and 2% for international flights on a year over year basis. But the truth has suffered the most in the aftermath of this shattering calamity. After the shootings, things naturally got even worse. In the three weeks after the mysterious concert shooting, domestic bookings for flights were down 21% and down 16% for international flights in, according...
  • Earthbound Antimatter Mystery Deepens After Scientists Rule Out Pulsar Source

    11/17/2017 9:19:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Space.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Harrison Tasoff,
    The recent finding, detailed in the journal Science today (Nov. 17), concerns positrons, the antimatter complements of electrons. High-energy particles, usually protons, traveling across the galaxy can create pairs of positrons and electrons when they interact with dust and gas in space, study co-author Hao Zhou, at Los Alamos National Lab, told Space.com. In 2008, the space-based PAMELA detector measured unexpectedly high numbers of earthbound positrons. This was about 10 times what they were expecting to see, according to Zhou. ... Zhou's team made detailed measurements of the gamma-rays coming from the direction of two nearby pulsars — Geminga and its companion...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge

    11/10/2017 5:03:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Middleeasteye ^ | 11-9-17 | David Hearst
    Some senior figures detained in last Saturday's purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests each day, is much bigger than Saudi authorities have admitted, with more than 500 people detained and double that number questioned. Members of the royal family, government ministers and business tycoons were caught up in the sudden wave of arrests orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known...
  • Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

    11/03/2017 12:06:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 2 November 2017 12.00 GMT | Ian Sample
    Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century. It is unclear whether the void is a chamber or a corridor, or whether it played any more than a structural role in the pyramid’s construction – such...
  • California Man Accused of Being D.B. Cooper: A Life Ruined or a Case Solved?

    10/07/2017 9:59:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 7, 2017 | Keith Sharon
    The man in the natty suit smoked a cigarette, ordered a bourbon and soda and carried a bomb in his briefcase. He sat in the rear of the passenger cabin on Northwest Orient Flight 305 from Portland to Seattle. Shortly after takeoff, he slipped the flight attendant a note explaining his intention to hijack the plane. Calmly, he put on a pair of sunglasses, demanded $200,000 in ransom and directed the pilot to land in Seattle. Once on the ground, the hijacker let 36 passengers exit, accepted the $200,000 and instructed the pilot to fly to Mexico. On Nov. 24,...
  • The Value of Silence Before the Great Mystery of the Incarnation

    12/30/2016 8:07:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Value of Silence Before the Great Mystery of the Incarnation Msgr. Charles Pope • December 29, 2016 • Something at Christmas urges me (a man of many words) to write of holy silence. Perhaps it is due to one of the great Christmas antiphons, which speaks of the birth of Christ as a magnum mysterium (a great mystery). During Mass recently, the words of Zechariah came to my mind:Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord … Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for...
  • Mystery Surrounds Metal Towers Popping Up In Tunnels & Bridges

    09/27/2017 9:27:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    cbs ^ | September 27, 2017 6:28 PM | Dave Carlin
    It’s a $100 million MTA project shrouded in secrecy, with 18 of them for tunnels and bridges. So what are they exactly? The MTA’s man in charge of the bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, dodged Carlin’s questions Wednesday. “I said no comment,” he said. Some MTA board members, including New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, say they know too little about the towers – even with half the money already spent and some of the towers already up. “A lot of the board members felt they didn’t have all the details they would have wanted, myself included,” she said....
  • Federal Prosecutor Investigating Shot Himself in Head But NO GUN Was Found

    08/11/2017 9:36:59 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 10, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach on May 24. He was shot in the head. Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found in May by a random individual. The police were investigating at the time to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He was handling several visa and passport fraud cases in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s district.
  • REPORT: Seth Rich Attended Party with Numerous DC IT Workers the Night He Was Murdered

    07/29/2017 5:15:06 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/29/17 | Jim Hoft
    On July 10, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC about a block from his apartment. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.
  • Ancient humans had sex with a mysterious species, scientists discover

    07/25/2017 4:08:29 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 98 replies
    News.com.au ^ | July 25, 2017 | Jasper Hamill
    HUMANITY has a filthy secret: our ancestors used to have sex with members of other species. That’s the finding in a new piece of research which suggests ancient people used to romp with a “ghost” species of proto human. We are just one of a number of species known as hominins. Members of this family include Neanderthals and Denisovans, which are no longer found on Earth. “It seems that interbreeding between different early hominin species is not the exception — it’s the norm,” said Omer Gokcumen, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo. Gokcumen tested the DNA...
  • Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests

    07/05/2017 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Main Street · 97 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 5 2017 | Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin
    A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs Sunday. Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied...
  • Mystery of Bermuda Triangle deepens as 'dangerous' mile-long island suddenly forms(T)

    06/30/2017 10:22:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 6/30/2017 | Scarlet Howes
    Experts have warned visitors to stay away as the rip tide is 'incredibly strong' and the waters are infested with 5ft long sharks.
  • More fishiness in the ramming of USS Fitzgerald

    06/19/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The ramming of the USS Fitzgerald – still being misreported as a “collision” – is shrouded in puzzling behavior. This is an accident (if indeed it was unintentional) that should not have been possible. Now comes news of something very suspicious. The Associated Press has just filed a non-bylined story, “Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision,” that reveals: Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported. A coast guard official said Monday they are trying to find out...