2017: A message from the Underground Ones

I have heard some amazing stories about paranormal type experiences here in Utah. A recent conversation proved interesting because I was able to finish the story, from using an experience I had meditating on Mount Shasta in California. I was talking to one of my contractors at work and we got on the subject of the local strangeness. I asked if he had any paranormal encounters since he had lived here. He said yes, one up in Big Cottonwood Canyon, in the Brighton, ski area. Right behind the Silver Fork Lodge, he had a friend who owned a nice cabin. One Friday night, his friend was having a party with a bunch of his young friends and after the party, he offered some of the attendees to stay and not drive down the winding canyon road. My contractor friend stayed and slept in a bunk bed in the same […] Read More

2017: Footage Shows Deep Sea Jellyfish Shaped Like Flying Saucer

Deep down in the South Pacific, a team aboard the NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Vessel managed to capture the footage of the incredible looking specimen. The video was recorded during an expedition to document wildlife in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, a protected region. The jellyfish species is called rhopalonematid trachymedusa, and is known for its UFO/Saucer shape and translucent organs. Researchers still are not sure why it has two sets of tentacles pointing in opposite directions. SOURCE

1923: Will the ZR-1 Discover a Polar Paradise?

POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY SUMNER N. BLOSSOM, Editor December, 1923 The giant new navy dirigible ZR-1 in test flight. If she makes the voyage across the North Pole next summer, it will prove according to Vilhjalmut Stefansson. Famous arctic explorer, “one of the turning points in history”. Will the ZR-1 Discover a Polar Paradise? Here is one of the most outstanding stories of scientific possibility ever published. Commander Green’s exclusive article has all the pungency of romantic fiction; at the same time it is founded on scientific observations of a veteran arctic explorer, and corroborated by fascinating legends of the Eskimos. Not since the days of Columbus has any venture held such power of gripping the world’s imagination as the proposed voyage of the ZR-1. In the issue of POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY for November, 1920, the prophesy was made that a “huge dirigible of the Zeppelin type will enable the […] Read More

2014: Finding the Devil in the Deep Blue Sea

Most people wouldn’t call anglerfish pretty, exactly, but the black seadevil is one of the strangest-looking creatures you’ll find anywhere. With dead eyes and a gaping, perpetually frowning maw lined with rows of jagged teeth, it looks like nothing so much as a small, disembodied humanoid head with a glowing orb hanging in front of it. It’s the sort of thing you don’t see often, in part because these creatures don’t come near the surface—they’ve only been photographed six times, and never caught on video. Well, “never” until this month. When Bruce Robison of California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) spotted a black seadevil 1,900 feet (600m) under the surface and watched it at work, it was a rare treat for marine biologists (and the rest of us): Like most anglerfish, black seadevils hunt fish the way we generally do: by baiting them. In this very real sense, […] Read More

1899: An Antarctic Mystery, by Jules Verne

BY JULES VERNE TRANSLATED BY MRS. CASHEL HOEY ILLUSTRATED The Tasman to the rescue 1899 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS The Tasman to the rescue frontispiece The approach of the Halbrane 11 Going aboard the Halbrane 29 Cook’s route was effectively barred by ice floes 83 Taking in sail under difficulties 103 “There, look there! That’s a fin-back!” 117 Hunt to the rescue 127 Four sailors at the oars, and one at the helm 139 Hunt extended his enormous hand, holding a metal collar 161 Dirk Peters shows the way 179 The half-breed in the crow’s nest 189 The Halbrane fast in the iceberg 227 The Halbrane, staved in, broken up 253 “I was afraid; I got away from him” 267 William Guy 299 An Antarctic Mystery 321 The Parcuta 329 TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter I. The Kerguelen Islands. Chapter II. The Schooner Halbrane Chapter III. Captain Len Guy Chapter IV. From […] Read More

2005: Vostok: The Lake of Shadows

by Scott Corrales Doubt of the real facts, as I must reveal them, is inevitable; yet if I suppressed what will seem extravagant and incredible there would be nothing left. ~H. P. Lovecraft TThe inspiration for this article began in the summer of 1996, when a series of email messages began to appear suggesting the possibility that “someone” or “something” was surreptitiously removing all recent maps of Antarctica. The notion was so outrageous that even die-hard conspiracy theorists found themselves having to clarify the subject—it wasn’t that Big Brother and his henchmen were ripping map pages out of every World Almanac and atlas in the country, it had merely become harder to obtain recent maps on Antarctica. Intrigued by the electronic statements, I placed a call to Penn-Oh-West Maps in Pittsburgh to check on the availability of Antarctic projections. The store owner’s response was startling: “Sorry, sir. All our new maps of […] Read More