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

500 Year Old Map Was Discovered That Shatters The “Official” History Of The Planet

Human history is quite an enigma. We know so little, and much of what we think we know seems to be highly questionable in the wake of new evidence, as well as pre-existing information that challenges our current understanding of the world. Our world is no stranger to unexplained mystery, and there are numerous examples of verified phenomenon, ancient monuments, books, teachings, understandings and more that lack any explanation and counter what we’ve already been taught. We are like a race with amnesia, able to put together small bits and pieces of our history yet unable to provide any sort of verified explanation. There are still many missing pieces to the puzzle. One great example is the Piri Reis map, a genuine document that was re-made (copied from older documents) at Constantinople in AD 1513, and discovered in 1929. It focuses on the western coast of Africa, the eastern […] Read More

Learn what the Northern Lights are and how they are formed

Everyone has always been fascinated at the Northern Lights. To see how the sky lights and colored ink is a magical experience. It’s no wonder that the ancient Vikings and the northern towns considered them as a divine manifestation. But nowadays we know they are a phenomenon well understood in its basic principles. Do you also want to know them? Well then let’s go! It’s important to know the Northern Lights are only half of what really happens; Aurora Australis also exist and they take place and are visible from the South Pole. We know more about the Northern Lights because we are closer, but they’re not the only ones there. Both phenomena are produced by the same principles, which are in broad strokes the ionization of atmospheric gas due to solar wind and cosmic rays. The solar wind is composed of electrically charged subatomic particles that reach the Earth with high energy; meanwhile also cosmic rays are subatomic particles coming with […] 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 The 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