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  • Did Jeffrey Epstein get rich on the back of Robert Maxwell's stolen pension pot millions? EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN investigates the seemingly unsolvable mystery of how Prince Andrew's paedophile friend made his fortune

    07/19/2020 5:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/18/20 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Ghislaine Maxwell may be the last person alive who knows the answers to one of the decade’s great mysteries: how did Jeffrey Epstein amass his fortune and where is it now? For one of the theories is that Maxwell’s father Robert bankrolled him. When Epstein died a year ago, his visible assets added up to an extraordinary £467 million. But that was ‘only the tip of the iceberg’, according to the head of a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund who I first met at Epstein’s mansion in New York. The question this financier could not answer was how Epstein, who he had...
  • Minneapolis Rioters Burned One Of America’s Most Beloved Independent Bookstores To The Ground

    06/01/2020 5:26:07 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Tony Daniel
    Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's were legendary among the community of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery readers—and now they're gone. Venerable Minneapolis science fiction and fantasy bookstore Uncle Hugo’s and its sister store in the same building, Uncle Edgar’s, which specialized in mysteries, were both burned to ruins last Friday night by rioters. The store took its name from two major awards in the genre fields, science fiction’s Hugo awards, and mysteries Edgar’s. Independent bookstores are a threatened American institution, and Uncle Hugo’s was considered a flagship operation. Owner Don Blyly was noted for his ability to adapt to modern...
  • One Year After the Tragic Notre Dame Fire, the Cause of the Devastating Blaze Remains Shrouded in Mystery

    04/18/2020 6:04:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    ArtNet News ^ | 4/15/20 | Sarah Cascone
    Investigators still don't have access to the area where the fire beganOne year ago today, the world watched in horror as a fire swept through Paris’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, sending its spire crumbling to the ground, caving in its ceiling, and setting alight its historic interior. And now, with the country on lockdown, restoration efforts on the Gothic building have been put on hold, forcing a team of 100 engineers, scientists, architects, and archeologists to cease their tireless work on the damaged structure. The target date for completing the complex and delicate restoration has always been 2024, in time...
  • Official investigation into the shooting death of DHS whistleblower Philip Haney continues

    02/26/2020 10:09:48 PM PST · by bitt · 14 replies
    american thinker ^ | 2/26/2020 | Peter Barry Chowka
    The sheriff's office in rural Amador County, California, which originally labeled the death by a single gunshot of DHS Obama-era whistleblower Philip Haney last week as "self inflicted," has now backed away from that assertion. A follow-up press release from the office of the sheriff — coroner on Monday had this to say: On February 22, the Amador County Sheriff's Office released initial details regarding Philip Haney being found deceased in our jurisdiction. ... Unfortunately, there was misinformation being immediately put out that we have determined Mr. Haney's death to be a suicide. This is not the case. We are...
  • Are the Mystery Drone Swarms Lingering Near Nuclear Missile Silos?

    01/20/2020 7:34:18 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 20, 2020 | Corey Hutchins and David Axe
    The strange flying objects have been spotted near F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, which houses enough nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles to wipe out several cities. For weeks, mysterious unidentified flying objects over the Eastern Plains region of Colorado have vexed residents, law enforcement, the military, and state and federal officials. Those who see them say they appear in the night sky, often several at a time, their locations marked by the light they emit. Audibly buzzing, they hover and maneuver in precise formations. The mystery of their origin has gripped Colorado, where news of a sighting makes near-daily...
  • Oreo revealed its mystery cookie flavor — and it honestly shocked us

    12/03/2019 6:58:26 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 25 replies
    Today ^ | Dec 3, 2019 | Randee Dawn
    Oreo's cookie conundrum has been solved! The classic sandwich cookie company announced back in September that it was releasing a mystery flavor of its beloved snacks, and left fans to figure out what the new additions to the Oreo line tasted like. Plus, one lucky guesser would win $50,000! Well, now the truth can be told: that sweet cinnamon taste was of ... churro flavor!
  • The Sodder Family Mystery

    11/29/2019 8:05:27 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Morbidology ^ | 3rd August 2019 | Douglas MacGowan
    This post was published on 3rd August 2019 The Sodder Family Mystery Posted By: Douglas MacGowan Douglas MacGowan lives on the San Francisco peninsula with his wife, a dog, and far too many cats. He has published eight books in the genre of historic true crime. You can check out his book on the mysterious disappearance of the Sodder children case here. There was nothing extraordinary about Christmas Eve, 1945, for the Sodder household in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The tree was decorated and presents for the nine Sodder siblings were waiting for the following day. Still too excited to sleep,...
  • Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea

    10/22/2019 7:28:33 AM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 10-22-19 | David F. Coppedge
    Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea October 22, 2019 | David F. Coppedge Wood chips hundreds of feet deep in ocean sediments have been found. How did they get there? Watch out for ocean trees. Geology researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) went boring into ocean sediments near India, and were surprised to find direct evidence that “Catastrophic events carry forests of trees thousands of miles to a burial at sea.” They pulled up six cores of sediment from the ocean floor a thousand feet below the surface. The cores were extracted miles apart...
  • Vatican Tomb Investigation Uncovers Empty Graves

    07/16/2019 5:20:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/11/19 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Vatican City, Jul 11, 2019 / 10:35 am (CNA).- The opening of two tombs on Vatican property revealed both graves to be completely empty, providing no answers in the unsolved disappearance of an Italian girl 36 years ago, the Vatican reported Thursday. “The research has given negative results: no human findings or funerary urns were found,” stated Holy See spokesman Alessandro Gisotti July 11. The tombs, located on Vatican extra-territorial property adjacent to Vatican City State, were opened in an attempt to find a clue to the 1983 vanishing of Emanuela Orlandi. Orlandi was the daughter of an envoy of...
  • Two more Americans reported dead after Dominican Republic vacations

    06/21/2019 9:14:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2019 | 10:18am | Updated | Amanda Woods
    Two more Americans — a man from Kansas and a woman from Pennsylvania — died during vacations in the Dominican Republic, amid a recent spate of tourist deaths in the country, according to a new report. The families of Chris Palmer — a 41-year-old Army veteran from Kansas who died on April 18, 2018, and Barbara Diane Maser-Mitchell, a 69-year-old retired nurse from Pennsylvania who died on Sept. 17, 2016 — came forward to Fox News to report their deaths. The State Department confirmed the deaths to the network Thursday. Both Palmer and Maser-Mitchell died of heart attacks, according to...
  • Dominican Republic mystery deepens after third US tourist dies of respiratory failure

    06/05/2019 3:22:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2019 | Lee Brown
    A Pennsylvania tourist collapsed and died in the same Dominican Republic hotel where an engaged couple from Maryland was found dead five days later — and from the very same condition, according to alarming reports. Psychotherapist Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Allentown, died in front of her husband in their room in the Bahía Príncipe hotel in La Romana on May 25 after having a drink from the minibar, a relative told Fox News. Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, checked into the all-inclusive hotel the same day — and just five days later were also found dead in...
  • Some Reservations about the Newport Tower C-14 Dates (The Newport Tower mystery)

    06/02/2019 12:31:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    ASC Ohio State University ^ | August 2001 | J. Huston McCulloch
    Some Reservations about the Newport Tower C-14 Dates</h1><p> </p><h2>J. Huston McCulloch</h2><p> August, 2001 </p><p> This paper was published in the <i> Midwestern Epigraphic Journal</i>, Vol. 15, 2001, pp. 79-92.</p><p> </p></center> In a widely cited 1997 paper, Johannes Hertz raises a number of arguments against a pre-Colonial origin for the famous <a href="http://www.redwood1747.org/tower/millmenu.htm">Newport, Rhode Island Stone Tower</a>. Hertz insists that it was modeled after the 17th century Chesterton Mill in Warwickshire, England, and points out that a 1948-9 survey by Hugh Hencken and William S. Godfrey found indisputably colonial artifacts at the bottom of a trench that surrounds the foundations. He...
  • Was Our Solar System Designed to Produce Humans?

    06/01/2019 11:31:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    New Dawn Magazine ^ | undated | Christopher Knight & Alan Butler
    More than a decade has passed since we joined forces to try and find out if there was any reality to a claim that highly accurate units of length had been in used during the British Neolithic. We found that these supposedly primitive people were using a highly developed science that connected them to the rhythms of the Earth.But our biggest personal challenge has been to face up to the consequences of our own findings because they have brought us to the point where we have found compelling evidence that our planet and its environment has been carefully designed for...
  • Mysterious flashes of light observed on the moon’s surface

    06/01/2019 5:55:55 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 75 replies
    METRO News ^ | Friday 31 May 2019 5:41 pm | author imageJasper Hamill
    Scientists have launched a bid to observe and understand mysterious flashes of light on the surface of the moon. The ‘transient luminous lunar phenomena’ occur several times a week and illuminate parts of the moon’s landscape for a brief period of time before disappearing. Sometimes, a reverse effect which causes the lunar surface to darken has also been observed. Although there are several theories about the lunar mystery lights’ origins, they have not yet been fully explained. Now astronomers from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany have set up a telescope which will use artificial intelligence to automatically detect the...
  • Bristol academic cracks Voynich code, solving century-old mystery of medieval text

    05/15/2019 5:12:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 52 replies
    PHYS ^ | 15may19 | by University of Bristol
    A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed—by cracking the code of the 'world's most mysterious text', the Voynich manuscript. Although the purpose and meaning of the manuscript had eluded scholars for over a century, it took Research Associate Dr. Gerard Cheshire two weeks, using a combination of lateral thinking and ingenuity, to identify the language and writing system of the famously inscrutable document. In his peer-reviewed paper, The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained, published in the journal Romance Studies, Cheshire describes how he successfully deciphered the manuscript's...
  • For decades, Garfield telephones kept washing ashore in France. Now the mystery has been solved.

    04/01/2019 3:32:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2019 | Meagan Flynn
    For more than 30 years, pieces of Garfield telephones kept washing ashore on the beaches of northwestern France, and no one quite knew why. Where was the lasagna-loving cartoon cat coming from? The mystery would puzzle the locals for years. His plastic body parts, first appearing in a crevice of the Brittany coast in the mid-1980s, kept returning no matter how many times beach cleaners recovered them. Sometimes they would find only his lazy bulging eyes, or just his smug face, or his entire fat-cat body, always splayed out in the sand in a very Garfield fashion. From the stray...
  • The Mystery of the Lapulapu Ridge

    03/22/2019 4:12:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 6MAY18. | Editorial staff
    The mystery of the Lapulapu Ridge is a very interesting subject. Indeed, our world is filled with all kinds of interesting things going on. Some can even possibly be considered an extraterrestrial riddle. Even if it is wholly terrestrial in nature. All we need to do is take a good look at what surrounds us. Because, if we look at things with open eyes, and with an open mind, we will see new things, and come to new understandings on our world, and what is just going on within it. With the advent of new technology, we are able to...
  • The Mystery of the Dellschau Flying Contraptions

    03/19/2019 4:59:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 19MAR19 | Editorial Staff
    There was a time, long before compartmentalized special access programs, that other people created their very own secret organizations. These programs operated outside of government control, and oversight. In fact, during the last century, the United States was full of these “fraternal” organizations. Most of which operated with a secret side. And most, of which, were men-only membership and required rituals to join, and tasks to complete. All in secret. Here we look at one of them; the Dellschau flying machine project. Secret Organizations… These other people, and these other organizations, created societies with membership, and worked those programs to...
  • The mystery of the 'rumble in the Indian Ocean': Strange seismic waves that shook the world...

    11/29/2018 3:05:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/29/2018 | CHeyenn Macdonald and Harry Pettitt
    Full Title: "The mystery of the 'rumble in the Indian Ocean': Strange seismic waves that shook the world on November 11 baffle researchers" Mysterious seismic waves in the Indian Ocean that were picked up by monitoring stations from Madagascar to Canada three weeks ago have baffled scientists. Researchers and earthquake enthusiasts who spotted the signals have narrowed down the origin to a region just off the coast of the island Mayotte. The slow waves detected on November 11 rumbled for more than 20 minutes, unbeknownst to most people. They are similar to those typically seen after large earthquakes, which are...
  • Adventures Exploring the Cemeteries of Indiana

    10/30/2018 6:47:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 31OCT18 | editorial staff
    When I lived in Indiana, one of the things that I did was to visit every park in the state. I went and bought a book showing all 25 state parks. Then, my wife and I went and visited every one of them. When we were finished, we then went to the local library. We looked at a large map of the county and then visited every cemetery in the county. It was an “eye opener” and very informative. Let’s talk about this experience Many of the cemeteries were in isolated areas. We would get to ride on little used...