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Welcome to Think AboutIt

For over 17 years Think AboutIt has been helping people to start thinking for themselves. This site started when there was not a lot of alternative information out there, and finding it took many hours, days or months, sometimes years, to locate only the smallest little bits.  This was the time of just a few outspoken persons out there, and having this information could also mean trouble. Big Trouble! Think Aboutit Continue Reading

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First ‘Mind-Reading’ AI Can Literally See Your Thoughts

Last month, AI researchers at computing hardware manufacturer Nvidia developed a neural network which was able to ‘imagine’ scenes or images it had never seen before. This, naturally, led to a great deal of nervous hand-wringing by neo-Luddites worried that artificial intelligence will somehow make human beings obsolete or begin to distort our perception of reality in strange, terrifying new ways. Now, a team of Japanese computer scientists has Continue Reading

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DNA of ‘Sunrise Girl-Child’ Reveals Origin of First Native Americans

“This could change everything” is a phrase that gets used far too often for unmerited discoveries, but this one deserves the superlative and more. “The study provides the first direct genomic evidence that all Native American ancestry can be traced back to the same source population during the last Ice Age.” Researchers studying the 11.500-year-old remains of an infant girl found in central Alaska were able to extract DNA Continue Reading

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When Lightning Strikes: Unusual Lightning-Related Deaths, Past and Present

“Lightning never strikes twice,” or at least the saying goes. However, in 2017 it seems that first strikes were down in numbers as well, to the credit of lightning strike awareness campaigns. According to the National Weather Service, there were just 16 people killed by lightning strikes in the United States in 2017, the lowest number since record-keeping on lightning-related deaths began in 1940. These numbers are down significantly Continue Reading

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Mini Ice Age May Be Just Five Years Away

It’s the end of 2017 — time to look ahead to a better 2018 and beyond … unless you’re a mathematician working on models to predict ice ages, climate change and other things many would prefer not to believe in – models or not. However, if you fear the literal definition of ‘global warming’, this might be for you. A Russian mathematician working in the UK says her model, Continue Reading

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Mysterious Blue Snow Puzzles Russians in St. Petersburg

By Paul Seaburn It’s the hometown of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, so anything unusual happening there gets high attention. So what kind of attention do you think a blue snowfall got? How about blue mixed with some deep purple snow? The strange-colored snow fell on Russia’s second-largest city on December 26th. The St. Petersburg Internet news source www.fontanka.ru reported that approximately 1 cm (0.39 inches) fell on that date, covering Continue Reading

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Eltz Castle: A Majestic Medieval Pile Owned by the Same Family for 800 Years

 Eltz Castle is a majestic castle situated on the top of a rock within a small wooded valley in Germany. Be it through luck or strategy, the castle has been mostly spared from the ravages of war. Apart from the stunning appearance, another interesting fact about this castle is that it has been owned by the same family for more than 800 years. Eltz Castle (known in German as Continue Reading

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Santa’s Horned Helper: The Fearsome Legend of Krampus, Christmas Punisher

In ancient times, a dark, hairy, horned beast was said to show up at the door to beat children, and carry them off in his sharp claws. The Krampus could be heard in the night by the sound of his echoing cloven hooves and his rattling iron chains. The strangest part was that he was in league with Santa Claus. The Christmas Terror The unnerving beast was no demon, Continue Reading

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‘Dinosaur’ Shows Up in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A dinosaur-like creature was reportedly spotted in South Carolina. Columbia resident Anita Sullivan told Cryptozoology News she was driving with her husband on Interstate 20 on Nov 30 when they came upon the animal at around 12.30 p.m.. “We were headed eastbound, crossing the Broad River bridge. I was just looking out of the window causally and just happened to see what at first looked like a Continue Reading

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Strange Mysteries of the Lone Star State

Texas is the second largest U.S. state in both area and population, spanning no less than 268,820 square miles, and with a growing population of around 28 million. Houston is its largest city and the fourth-largest in the United States; while the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area is the biggest metropolitan area in the state, and the fourth-largest in the nation. Other major cities include San Antonio, and the capital: Continue Reading

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Bizarre Cases of Mysterious Strangers from Nowhere

History is rife with mysterious people who have seemingly vanished into thin air, often with strange circumstances and clues surrounding them. Yet just as mysterious are those cases that go the opposite way, with people seeming to appear out of nowhere to baffle and puzzle all who would try and figure them out. These mysterious strangers come out of the blue into our reality to evade us and elude Continue Reading

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A Holiday for Murder: The unsolved Walker family murders

One of Florida’s most brutal, unsolved murders occurred six days before Christmas in 1959. The entire Walker family, husband Cliff (25-years-old), wife Christine (24-years-old), son Jimmie (three-years-old), and daughter Debbie (two-years-old) were killed in their small home in Osprey on December 19th. There were hundreds of suspects, including the notorious killers made famous by Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, but the case has gone cold. Cliff, Christine, Jimmie, and Debbie Walker. Continue Reading

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Strange Claim: Barack Obama Teleported to Mars in the 1980s

Working on a song about a time traveler’s convention, I found a strange claim that Obama was once teleported to Mars. Is there an odd truth in this high strangeness? Seattle attorney Andrew Basiago says that when he was a child, he and William Stillings were “chrononauts” in a secret United States government time travel program called Project Pegasus. The purpose of the program was threefold—to protect Earth from Continue Reading

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Alleged Frozen Bigfoot Head Unveiled in Video

The man who showed the world his “Frozen Sasquatch Foot” earlier this year is back with a piece of the beast that is even bigger and better than the giant foot … a head he claims was once on a living Sasquatch before his father killed the huge creature in 1953, cut it up and froze it until his son found people who would believe the story or needed Continue Reading

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