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Philadelphia to Athens

September 19th, 2010 2 comments

 

Philadelphia to Athens: USS Eldridge Wartime Mission

 

by Peter Fotis Kapnistos

 


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Scotland Yard investigated the Third Reich doppelganger theory (British Council infiltration by Bavarian Illuminati or Astrum Argentium “Silver Star”) and the final report now remains hidden from the public. A hundred-year ban has been imposed on key facts concerning the so-called deaths of certain German leaders. The US Navy, on the other hand, keeps its own documents (Stargate Project) and is ready to make public any information required to bear out that American forces were not drawn into unlawful activity.

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Just an ordinary day
till you came around

I had my feet on the ground
so much for that
Just an ordinary day
till you came around
and now my life’s upside down
imagine that
and it’s all because I heard you say
and it’s all because I heard you say
and it’s all because I walked your way
and I heard you say, Hey hey
I heard you say, Hey hey
(“Hey Hey,” Dennis Ferrer, 2009)

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Near the end of World War II, the Third Reich’s nuclear strategy was in disarray. Berlin was unable to produce a working atomic weapon. Nor could it power up the great “uranium engine” that its top scientists had presumably designed. But in the eastern Mediterranean, things were remarkably different. There, diverse ships’ crewmembers spoke secretly of an American floating atomic reactor.

In 1961, a converted liberty ship called the Sturgis was part of the US Army Nuclear Power Program and supplied 10 MW (13,000 hp) of electricity. The MH-1A (MH- mobile, high power) was a pressurized nuclear power reactor built by Martin Marietta and mounted on the USS Sturgis. It was said to be the world’s first floating nuclear power station.

Yet rumors of a floating multi-megawatt power system started in World War II, when atomic research was still publicly disavowed and kept secret. The so-called Philadelphia Experiment was alleged to be a 1943 experiment by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in which the U.S. naval destroyer USS Eldridge and her crew briefly experienced strange physical alterations. High-frequency experiments were carried out later with the generating plant of another destroyer, the USS Timmerman:

“In the 1950’s this ship was part of an experiment to test the effects of a small, high-frequency generator providing l,000hz instead of the standard 400hz. The higher frequency generator produced corona discharges and other well known phenomena associated with high frequency generators.” (www.history.navy.mil)

Whatever occurred in the Philadelphia shipyard was only an experiment. The “actual wartime mission” of the USS Eldridge took place shortly thereafter, in part of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It had been taken for granted by some maritime historians that the US destroyer was in fact a nautical nuclear reactor (as a naval back-up system) for the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb.

A reactor’s core sometimes discharges a corona of photons (Cerenkov effect) giving the sense of partial transparency or see-through visibility.  As long as the Philadelphia Experiment’s critics lectured only about electromagnetic fields or invisibility shields, and not the fissile properties of uranium-235 or the fusion reactions of nuclei, the floating atomic power station effectively remained under wraps following the war.

The USS Eldridge (DE-173) was a destroyer escort that assisted with Mediterranean convoys. The convoys included around 100 ships. A division consisted of six ships. In the same division with the USS Eldridge were the USS Carol, the USS Atherton, and the USS Amick. Between 4 January 1944 and 9 May 1945, they sailed on the vital task of escorting men and materials to the eastern Mediterranean.

Carlos Miguel Allende, (Carl Meredith Allen) wrote a series of letters in 1955 to UFO researcher Morris K. Jessup. Allende claimed to have witnessed a ship in Philadelphia made “invisible” with electromagnetic fields when he was a sailor in 1943. The Office of Naval Research asked Jessup to travel to Washington D.C. to discuss the strange letters with its naval officers. In 1959 Jessup was found dead in a car from suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Writers Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen at first scanned the records of hidden naval technology that was once known as Project Rainbow. The book, “The Philadelphia Experiment: Project Invisibility,” by William Moore and Charles Berlitz came out in 1979. Alleged crewmember Alfred Bielek in effect later claimed that it was a space-time experiment linked to the Montauk Project. One of the supposed guides of the so-called “Montauk time vortex” was none other than the ill-famed occultist Aleister Crowley.

While Crowley was a branded pro-German propagandist and blatant sympathizer of fascism, he was also a prominent symbol of London fringe-masonry and in contact with British intelligence. Since the actual wartime mission of the escort ship took place in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, military observers wondered if Aleister Crowley used his “mole” talents to somehow pilfer US naval technology during that chaotic period.

Conceivably, top US military commanders wanted the Nazis to find out that America had the world’s first floating nuclear reactor. By demonstrating its “utility” in a liberated eastern Mediterranean port and allowing Third Reich leaders to believe the nuclear barge would soon fall into their hands, native German attempts to unlock their own uranium engine might be put on hold.

A counterintelligence strategy to persuade misinformed Gestapo moles that Germany would effortlessly gain control of the nuclear barge might have kept the Nazi pipe dream going long enough to cut off Hitler’s Germany — with no Reich military-grade reactor by the war’s end. But first, the gallant escort ship would need to make known its mobile nuclear capacity. Just around that time, a failed mutiny disrupted the chief Allied harbor of the eastern Mediterranean — the main cruise ship port in Europe, and the third largest in the world.

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“Don’t look at the hole for too long,” warned the elderly sea commander.

“What hole?” asked the port supervisor.

“The dark hole inside the gap of nuclear fission,” the captain replied.  “It can be steel or any element. But don’t let your view converge on it without adequate eye protection. The radiation can deprive you of sight.”

The port boss was a Gestapo mole. He had brokered a hard line agreement for a utility demonstration in the liberated port, as a deterrent display of force. The catch was to generate a tiny but credible amount of nuclear energy — a negligible neutron source — only just strong enough to roast an acorn or heat a pizza.

To bear out its potential, with a tactful show of degaussing to counteract the magnetic field of the ship, the American destroyer would pump “a very weak particle beam” into what looked like an ordinary gas pipe on the docks. In this way, the Allies would aim to flush out and map a rogue Nazi target assembly buried somewhere under the ancient streets of the eastern Mediterranean city.

“Don’t look at the hole for too long,” the sea captain warned again. “Let it pass like a distant flash.” He knew just what the cruel Gestapo mole was capable of. A botched port mutiny would soon add fuel to a bitter civil war and facilitate the start of the Cold War.

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Stewart Raffill directed the 1984 movie “The Philadelphia Experiment.” The 1989 music video “If I Could Turn Back Time” from singer Cher played on feelings that a warship crossed the brink into hyperspace. The leading rank of Scientology is the “Sea Organization,” an elite group wearing naval uniforms that deal out weird beliefs on a ship.

The USS Eldridge became the property of the Greek Navy in 1951 and was renamed the HS Leon (D-54). In neighborhood movie theaters, the daughter National Star of Greece, Aliki Vougiouklaki, was put on show dressed up as a sailor to lionize the Greek Navy.

Even though Greece was considered peripheral and inadequate at the time, American bureaucrats directly constructed the Democritus Nuclear Research Center with a reactor and decontamination unit in Athens. A funicular cliff cable railway opened to the public.

The HS Leon was reportedly sold as scrap after the year 2000. Still, up-and-coming these days is the plan of providing “floating nuclear reactors” to power cities. The Russian company Rosenergoatom is setting up a mobile megawatt-floating barge to deliver nuclear energy to inaccessible areas. The planned nuclear ship is said to be thoroughly blueprinted and ecologically safe.

When asked why American troops weren’t first to enter Berlin in 1945, General Dwight D. Eisenhower usually answered that they were looking for Adolf Hitler in his Southern Redoubt stronghold. Yet, talk that the German program couldn’t power up its nuclear reactor was not unfounded. The US Army’s “Alsos Mission” commenced in 1943. It was named with the Greek term for an amusement park or “sacred grove” in honor of General Leslie Groves, in charge of the Manhattan Project. The Alsos exploration of Nazi military sites confirmed that Germany did not turn out an atomic bomb.

At the end of World War II, the Anglo-American Allies rounded up Adolf Hitler’s top nuclear scientists and secretly transferred them to an English country house in Cambridge known as Farm Hall. In what was called “Operation Epsilon” the German scientists remained under house arrest for six months where their conversations were recorded, transcribed, and translated. From those recordings we learned that Hitler was not particularly interested in developing an atomic bomb. Instead, the Nazis were secretly working on a “uranium engine” or super reactor for military purposes:

“I would say that I was absolutely convinced of the possibility of our making a uranium engine, but I never thought we would make a bomb, and at the bottom of my heart I was really glad that it was to be an engine and not a bomb.” (Werner Heisenberg).

The 2000 Tony Award-winning play “Copenhagen” is Michael Frayn’s view of the puzzling meeting between the famous physicists Werner Heisenberg, a German, and Niels Bohr, a Dane, in Nazi-occupied Denmark during the war. Because Heisenberg, a founder of quantum theory who headed the Reich nuclear research team, was not an admirer of Hitler, a security screen or safeguard had to be set up. Heisenberg’s group was required to produce mathematical formulae and small working models of the proposed uranium engine. Then, all construction work was transferred to loyal Nazi, Abraham Esau, the head of the German Bureau of Standards that supervised the building of large-scale atomic projects under Albert Speer. Esau was also in charge of Reich uranium and heavy water (deuterium).

The Allies did not make known the large-scale nuclear military designs of Esau in detail. The research bureau of the Reich Post Office concealed various independent branches of Nazi atomic experimentation. Perhaps only ten percent of the Farm Hall conversations were released in manuscript form: “Some of the German transcriptions are not available in the British or American files and are apparently lost.” But according to the recordings, the German scientists seemed to be more interested in high-energy rays than atomic explosions. At one point they discussed the possibility of Farm Hall being bugged with microphones.

Before the war’s end, a disturbing story emerged that took stock of the German Redoubt as an underground stronghold connected by rail to Fortress Europe. Even Eisenhower’s headquarters took it very seriously. “The Redoubt idea produced in the mindset of the Allied Command the sense that if — and when — Hitler was found it would be in the south.” On the eve of the Normandy invasion an Allied Command wartime report concluded that:

“It seems reasonably certain that some of the most important ministries and personalities of the Nazi regime are already established in the Redoubt area. Goring, Himmler, Hitler are said to be in the process of withdrawing to their respective personal mountain strongholds.”

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In the embittered end, the magic child hesitated and would not struggle, betraying the spiteful promise of an ultimate blitzkrieg. When the guards discerned he was taking far too long to stagger out the door, they were smitten with alarm and apprehension. But when a control fuel pipe was sabotaged shortly afterward, they realized their uranium engine now could not power up, and the war would be lost. The anger was beyond words. Instead of rising up, the magic child favored suicide, and wished to die in a bunker.

Consequently, a backup plan directly went into action. In place of a damaged control duct, a US destroyer would be manipulated, evasively. Even though the escort ship’s nuclear surge would not send out as much energy as required to sustain a chain reaction, the floating atomic barge was here on a clear mission to conquer. Its convoy ruled the sea and drove back all refusals to go along with it. An American display of nuclear governance in the liberated seaport would signify the end of the German war effort.

In their brutal resentment, the guards pledged their hostage a fate far worse than dying: binary fission, fully awake. They would force the magic child to taste the death ray — the neutron beam invented by James Chadwick in the 1930s. When a neutron source collides with a fissile uranium target, a nuclear reaction occurs, which can be controlled to produce energy.

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“The Guns of Navarone” is a 1961 film based on a World War II novel by Alistair MacLean, starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn. It depicts the efforts of an Allied commando team to enter an impregnable Nazi fortress in occupied Greek territory and destroy a massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

In actual fact, above and across a stylish street in Athens called “Navarinou,” corners of an ancient hilltop are hollow inside and contain cannons and mounted guns that command the waterway of the largest passenger port in Europe. German architects built a number of military bunkers, passages, and rooms inside that raised mass of earth before the war.

“Escape to Athena” is a 1979 war film directed by George Cosmatos, starring Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, and David Niven. It portrays the actions of uncultivated Greek partisans who make off with art treasures from the Nazis, and consequently wipe out a garrison stronghold of V2 rockets in German-occupied Greece capable of stopping an Allied invasion.

Yet, the most atrocious secret weapon of the Southern Redoubt gossip was said to be a type of “death ray.” Perhaps it is garishly portrayed in “Goldfinger,” a 1964 movie with Sean Connery based on Ian Fleming’s spy novel. True to form, secret agent James Bond is strapped to a table under a searing laser, which slowly begins to slice the table in half.

Strong controlled fission beams may release radiation and intense heat that can vaporize elements, similar to an industrial laser. But nuclear particle collisions may also fleetingly create microscopic black holes — and momentarily “warp” the gravitational structure of space and time: “A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said.”

It was generated at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York, US, which smashes beams of gold nuclei together at near light speeds.

Horatiu Nastase says his calculations show that the core of the fireball has a striking similarity to a black hole. (“Lab fireball ‘may be black hole,’” BBC News, Mar 17, 2005)

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Nearly all of the dockworkers were told that wooden cases on the wharf with “MEL” marked on them contained honey, and that laborers dressed in beekeepers suits were preparing beehive products for the fleet. In the spring of 1945, only a few sailors recognized that full body suits, gloves, and face shields protected physicists from radioactivity in a floating atomic reactor.

Camouflaging the ship’s glowing discharge was rather more difficult, but still within the acceptable limits of an atmospheric reflection. The escort ship’s nuclear energy lined up with its destination duct just as the attempted seaport mutiny began. A rainbow thunderstorm roared. Siren devices wailed out warning sounds. Power surges and spikes occurred throughout the Mediterranean metropolis, releasing electrical charges at several points in the power lines.

Allied aircraft watched from the sky for signs below of surrender. It came at last when a water outflow was quickly spotted over twelve kilometers away. A conduit hydrant had split open, flooding part of a recreational area’s boulevard.

The assault units arrived within minutes. Some of the brigade dashed up through the subway. Others got there with military vehicles. Near the boulevard was an abandoned German motor van, blocking the entrance of a well-designed tenement. Long black hoses zigzagged from an outlet panel on the side of the van to gas pipe sockets in the pavement. The van was a mobile mechanism to maneuver a neutron source through an accelerator’s channel and divert it to its target assembly. The alleyway was swamped with slippery streams of lubricants.

The assault units searched for more German technical machinery. But the task forces arrived first. The Gestapo mole was waiting for them at the driveway of the bunker when the revenge squads got there. The decoy bunker complex had been completely evacuated. There were no signs of life inside — except in the last resting place.

Visionaries imagine human travel at light speed in terms of a whole, intact person. But the Nazis did not. They crudely annihilated a human guinea pig in a concrete encased reactor. Some particles did reach light speed. The rest of the confused mass was fully awake, still alive, but not for long.

Fighters jumped down brickwork stairwells to the sunken internal chamber. They were met with a gruesome spectacle when they discovered the human target assembly. Dire pursuit of criminal organ trafficking at last uncovered the shocking traces of a vicious biological experiment. The genital member was scorched. A lonely wooden chair was splintered with a hole.

The Gestapo mole quickly pulled a coil from the back of the victim’s collar and flung him over a slippery mattress. He said the captive was in a coma and beyond hope. The mole then fired his handgun. What began as a revenge mission ended as a mercy killing.

“We got the real one,” an assault unit negotiator yelled into his radio communication microphone at the top of his voice. “The soldier is dead. He was shot in the head. He was sick.”

Sick unto death — like a brain in a vat. Feet of clay were used to psychologically torture the magic child, who was forced to remain perfectly still and motionless. A ball of clay or soil had been pasted around the foot of his chair. A shift of the chair would cause the clay lump to crumble and break into smaller fragments. Guards could then measure the lightest movements that took place when they were not present, and correspondingly discipline their prisoner.

It looked as if the guards had by some means produced a pulsed spark of atomic lightning, in high peak power. The heat and wavelength of the loose fireball diverged at an angle. The fireball’s broad frequencies did not appear to emit enough energy to chemically transform substances by simple thermal transfer. But its focal core gave off the burst of a cutting machine.

Germany’s discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 fulfilled one of alchemy’s greatest goals: the transmutation of elements. New forms of matter could be created out of others.  It marked a turning point for magical orders that sought to transform the elements.  In a Nazi decoy bunker, a living soul became dense, primordial matter. An atomic trace of plutonium — corrosive, unlawful to possess — was created in a human breeder reactor.

Identification photos were taken. According to the Gestapo mole’s settlement, the scorched body would be moved at once to Germany and be retrieved by Russians in the Chancellery ruins of Berlin. The extra precautions — disposed of in a garden and additionally cremated with gasoline — would prevent rebellion among Third Reich radicals and lock up the swift lying down of arms.

Within 24 hours, large crowds would be celebrating in Europe. The news reports would be brief but quite exact: The ailing leader had spent nearly all of his period of influence in a cavernous bunker — on the map, below Berlin — where he directed lightning war tactics under the most demanding conditions. When his blitzkrieg undertakings failed, he decided to finish his life in his dugout headquarters. After the war, the decommissioned atomic escort ship would go to the Greek Navy to evoke an enduring moment of the past, for old times’ sake.

Not surprisingly, unreliable troop rumors would go on retelling of transportation in time, and servicemen’s limbs implanted in sections of the wall. However, the missing body part reports would never fully require an official answer. That anomaly, in common with the scorched genital member, would appear improper — as a juvenile joke implied in pubs or beer halls.

“Please don’t lose your balls down in the bunker.”

(“Down In The Bunker,” Steve Gibbons Band, 1978)

As the Third Reich buckled in the spring of 1945, the sweeping caves of the taboo Southern Redoubt were ransacked of arms and equipment. The bombproof units that were to survive and reorganize Nazism became fetid ditches of rubbish and discarded articles. The Germans ravaged the bunkers before they retreated. Red Indian assault units seized war machinery and technical equipment. Some cavern access-points were deliberately damaged with explosives so the entrances could not be located. Many were sealed shut.

In hindsight, a hollow slope protected by ancient myths and buried pillars may have been a natural choice for pompous German leaders wanting to conceal their Redoubt fortress and conduct secret atomic research in the land of Democritus. The Fuhrer announced his official arrival to Nazi-occupied Greece in 1941.

Yet, if 20th century technology did produce an atomic fireball to twist the truth of space and time, and send life’s gene pool into a vortex, was it really such a well-preserved secret? The marble quarries of Athens have been associated with mysterious activity since ancient times. The doctrine of “purgatory” over the centuries depicts it as a mountain stronghold in the south, considered a way of purification:

“The nethermost cavities of Hades are beneath a mountain called lucid by the wolves, the unseen place of scorpions. It is a hideaway of the lost, as Dante’s Inferno, holding its prisoners beyond the seven gates and the sea below all seas, reaching under Jerusalem.

“The mystery of the uranium engine is a furnace of Greek atomism that rises up from the underworld known as the abyss. It is where primordial forces sought by the ancients build the flames. Splitting Democritus’ atom, the dark spaces between stars are set on fire, and from Leucippus’ broken star new forms of matter are created.

“Grim is the hollow of remorse in the cavernous cauldron of purgatory. Beneath that tarnished bronze door is a sight almost too terrible for humans. There, kings, ministers, and soldiers selfishly contend with the atom’s strongest force, tearing at the very fabric of space and time, and reworking chaste nature into other realities. In that dreadful inferno, one sits forever, whose blinking of an eye brought death to thousands.”

“Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand.
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand.”
(“Voodoo Child,” Jimi Hendrix, 1968)

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The Southern Redoubt “Uranium Engine” chair was reportedly taken to Camp Hero air force base at Montauk Point, New York (now known as the Montauk Chair) in the 1980s, to study metabolic quantum entanglement effects. Wood of the true cross?

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(SEPTEMBER 2010)  PETER FOT K KAPNISTOS, ICARIAN SEA, GR, 83300.


 

 


 

 

A rainbow thunderstorm roared. Siren devices wailed out warning sounds. Power surges and spikes occurred throughout the Mediterranean metropolis, releasing electrical charges at several points in the power lines.

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Using an adaptation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, Nikodem Poplawski, of Indiana University, Bloomington, analysed the theoretical motion of particles entering a black hole.

He concluded that it was possible for a whole new universe to exist inside every black hole, which could mean that our own universe could be inside a black hole as well.

(“A universe could exist ‘inside every black hole,’ claims scientist,” TELEGRAPH.CO.UK, 02 Aug 2010)

Government and the Alien Scapegoat

September 5th, 2010 2 comments

 

Government and the Alien Scapegoat

 

Peter Fotis Kapnistos (2010)

 

Symbolically, a scapegoat was sent into the wilderness in a biblical ceremony to bear the guilt for others. In our day, philosophical anthropologists describe the phrase “scapegoat mechanism” as a misinformation procedure. As maintained by the theories of scapegoat psychology, aggression is displaced on an easy villain.

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Below the foothills of the settlement, unknown spies gathered to map and prepare a surprise assault. The community encampment, high above, gave fretful attention to an assessor’s forewarning. Some shuddered. “We’re doomed,” said a counselor. “They’ll return with an army of soldiers.”

“Not so,” replied the high priest. “Send Azazel,” he waved to a sickly goat, far-off outside the camp. It lay on its face with spongy waste oozing from its head. The high priest selected a troop to get ready the goat Azazel. No wearing of leather or wool and linen woven together was allowed within the group, for that would bring the poor health of Azazel into the encampment. The entire population was not to eat in public.

Women in the troop were skilled in the talent of ornamenting the body, dying the hair, and painting the face and the eyebrows. They applied the fine art of beautifying Azazel by dye and paint.

Workers made a vestment of golden braces. They strapped the ailing goat’s withered legs and varnished its brittle horns. They fastened a scarlet woolen thread, needle stitched, to close the moldy sore on Azazel’s head. The woolen thread was extremely long, since Azazel was sightless from diseases that affected its nervous system, and needed to be guided toward the enemy position. Ten booths were constructed at intervals along the road leading from the community encampment to the steep mountain rock face.

“Men were stationed at intervals along the way, and as soon as the goat was thrown down the precipice, they signaled to one another by means of kerchiefs or flags, until the information reached the high priest.”

In the foothills below, an unfamiliar enemy witnessed an awe-inspiring scene. The spirit of a Golden Fleece all of a sudden frolicked amid the foliage. The man looked up again and marveled at the sight of a living golden-haired lamb. He eagerly called his comrades to come together around the charmed lively fleece. Its eyeball twinkled with balsam and its jaw blushed with berries. Its yellow coat had the scent of a sugary fragrance. As if by the mystical, a breathing Golden Fleece had become visible to the spies like a triumph omen. The adversaries hurriedly called upon their made-up gods and had their pagan ways with Azazel. They geared up a char-grill for their conquest feast.

The story of Azazel cannot be fully told in the company of children. It is a source of impurity, desolation and corrupted manners. Half the distance to the ravine below, Azazel’s limbs were discovered shattered and strewn with its girder horseshoes, jeweled rings, and fitted buckles. Azazel’s scorched remains were afterward found at the bottom of the valley of the rock of Bet Hadudo. At the break of day, profuse watery discharges and vomiting beset the enemy spies. By the twilight they were lifeless.

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Alien Cuticle : microbes from space

 


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After the events of September 11, the Bush-Cheney administration and its coalition partners declared a Global War on Terror. Not only did the American government pledge to overcome the “cold-blooded killers,” but it also urged other nations not to offer safe haven to these terrorists. President Bush said in a famous speech, “If you harbor a terrorist, you’re equally as guilty as the terrorist.”

“Send Hammi,” the lady of the arid expanse thought.

Others viewed her as a prophetess, but to some, she was a queen of the desert.

“Hammi?” the tall general said with a surprised look on his face. “He’s the worst of the worst.”

“That’s what they want don’t they?” she softly replied. “Worst of the worst. Let’s obey the American demands. Open our reformatory doors and let loose the foul birds that once disturbed us. Send them to the front line camps for the Americans to take delivery of.”

She looked at the outlying meadow. “We’ll be rid of many troubles. The Americans want authority of brave men. Do not enter a pointless fight to defend indecent rabble and ruffians.”

“Send Hammi,” she contended and weathered a tearful look.

Some time ago, “hamam” Hammi ran the homeboy terror gangs through the old streets of East Jerusalem. He was a ferocious slasher who sought wages for low jobs. Hammi never claimed to be a Muslim or a Jew.

“What exactly did he do?” a police officer new to the post once imprudently asked.

“He sculpted with slaughter knives,” the law enforcement chief harshly replied. “One of his examples had a garland of flowers and a folded card.”

“I’m sorry I asked,” the officer considerately reacted.

“We’re all sorry regarding Hammi,” the police chief continued. “His house was finally bulldozed because he caught a bug doctors couldn’t diagnose or cure. A hydra beast growing in him. It has to be surgically cut and trimmed at regular intervals. And it’s catching. Doctors say Hammi has an unsolved syndrome that inflicts the worst of the worst.”

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The Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge has contributed greatly to the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and cosmology. One of its astronomers coined the term “Big Bang.” For decades it has also investigated the likelihood of diseases from space. The details involve the incubation of microorganisms in comets that eventually cross Earth’s pathway.

Today more scientists are suggesting that viruses and bacteria responsible for peculiar infectious diseases might arrive at the Earth from space. They are studying cometary bacteria that enter the Earth’s atmosphere from space fallout.

“A recent experiment published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that a microbe can turn even more dangerous in space than on Earth. In that study, a bacterium particularly nasty for humans — salmonella — was shown to become more virulent after just 83 hours of growing in space.” (Barry E. DiGregorio, “Deadly Microbes From Outer Space,” Discover, February 2008)

The popular “Men in Black” films starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith laughably depict extraterrestrial hydra beasts hiding in human bodies. They helped foster an urban myth that government agencies supposedly carry out secret operations here on Earth in order to keep us safe from aliens, and the worst bugs.

When the government declared a War on Terror, the general public thought the “worst of the worst” would be examined under strict supervision with the utmost concern. The Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge, for example, had a large amount of data and related apparatus to lend out. But it was scandalously revealed that the only basic tools the US interrogators were given to confront a possible “Azazel danger” consisted of rubber gloves, lumber boots, and a guidebook for nude discomfort positions. An apparent lab error?

The belief that the “worst of the worst” will feel shame when unclothed is mistaken. It gives prospect for the nastiest bugs to contaminate secondary hosts. Had the writers of the antiterrorist interrogation guidebook consulted the Office of the Surgeon General, they would have known that a nude discussion without reason increases the chances of secondary host microbial infections by up to 90 percent. Who wrote the guidebook?

Much of the medical community was displeased by so-called water board regulations in conjunction with the “worst of the worst.” Most hydra-type bugs will grow down, passing out through the bowels. But the syndrome of Hammi grows up, and must be cut (see: “What’s the Berghof Beast?”). An arbitrary spurt of water and mucus on or after asphyxiation may be a highly dangerous cause of secondary host infection. Regrettably, the outliner of the guidebook seems less of a scientist and more of a medieval dungeon furniture salesman.

A secondary host infection will appear as a cyst or lump in the body, usually around the thighs and upper arms. For the “hydra bug” to complete its lifecycle and reproduce, the secondary host must be bleeding, thus transferring its genetic material through direct contact or various “splatter breeze” effects to another primary host, such as Hammi.

Unluckily, the guidebook seemingly took occasion to expose US interrogators to blood-borne pathogens without consulting the Surgeon General. Bees will learn to aim directly at flowers having the best nectar and pollen. If “Azazel bugs” use comparable instincts to find their secondary hosts, surgically removing their cysts may lessen the chance probabilities of deliberate hemorrhage.

Professor Stephen Hawking recently said that if we were ever discovered by an alien civilization, they would probably conquer us. But don’t imagine space ships and laser cannons. They will conquer us with a microbe. Will the Earth’s governments know how to face up to it, when it comes to the worst of the worst?

 

What’s the Berghof Beast?

 

The Berghof was in the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden, on the same mountain as the “Eagle’s Nest.” It was a large country house following the example of the château of Ermenonville. An extract from a French book of the 1790’s, Essai Sur La Secte Des Illumines (1789) (French Edition) , claimed that the huge château of Ermenonville near Paris was one of the chief lodges of the Bavarian Illuminati movement. It belonged to the Marquis of Gerardin, who once sheltered the prominent Enlightenment writer Jean Jacques Rousseau. The well-known impostor and alchemist St. Germain allegedly presided over it.

What happened in the Berghof is revealed in “Eyes Wide Shut,” a 1999 drama film by Stanley Kubrick based upon the 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story), by Arthur Schnitzler. Dr. Bill Harford enters the massive masked orgy of an underground cult. Some of the masked participants are said to be powerful members of society.

In the spacious mansion people wearing various robes and Venetian carnival masks watch a sexuality ritual involving naked women standing in a circle, led by a masked man. As the cloaked people watch, women rise from a circle and select men from the audience, including Bill:

“The woman informs Bill that he is in danger and urges him to leave, but he refuses. She is led away by someone else, after which Bill wanders through rooms in which orgies are occurring.”

What’s the Berghof Beast?

In the Berghof, the adamant chancellor often had “too much” sex and would typically seek relief from carnal gluttony in his adjacent tea house. Here, he would wrestle with “the old serpent,” an occult demon of the underworld, more ancient than the shark.

Is there a doctor in the house?

“More towels,” cried an orderly.

“The miracle of sacred emanation,” smiled the bowed wizard of Oz. “Magick ectoplasm issuing from Abraxas’ divine source.”

“You’re full of flatworm,” the doctor whispered and jostled for more elbowroom. “You’re doing fine… Only twenty more feet to go…”

“More towels,” the orderly frantically repeated again.

* * *

Today, the Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Grove. (Unfortunately Bill blamed the messenger, instead of thanking him for warning Bill in advance.) Addendum: The beast-body is of cuticle. When the beast dies, the cuticle hardens. Flat razor. Sharper than a bull’s horn.

 

(SEPTEMBER 2010) PETER FOT K KAPNISTOS, ICARIAN SEA, GR, 83300.

 

Woes of a Doomsday Well

August 17th, 2010 4 comments

Woes of a Doomsday Well

 

Peter Fotis Kapnistos (2010)



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Who would ever have thought that ‘a well below the sea’ could rise up as a threat to our present society? As a matter of fact, a few others and I did warn about it — with some telepathic precautions.

The Apocalypse presaged a well or bottomless pit in the chasm of an abyss that would unleash misfortunes upon the world. Contemporary psychology treats the fantasy of a well or symbolic tunnel as an archetype of the subconscious mind watching itself.

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig of BP exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others. The sea-floor gusher became the largest marine oil spill in history. If not contained, it would possibly impact all the oceans of the world.

* * *

During 2008 and 2009, I dispatched my articles, Directed Panspermia and the MIB Experience and Uriel: The Well Seal and the Man of the Island to various blogs and websites. I straightforwardly reported:

“Just before dawn on Saturday, April 20, 1974, as I sat near the port of the Aegean island of Mykonos, I met a Man in Black who telepathically revealed to me a metal seal, the cap of a well pipe in the flagstone near my feet, with the design of what he said was the universe engraved on it.”



“He then broke the metal seal by melting its small central rod with a forceful gaze. I could see a cloud of steam or vapor swirling around his forehead. I heard the loud trumpet-blast of a ship’s horn, but I didn’t see any large boats moving in the harbor. He walked towards me and said; ‘know the faith,’ as he passed by my chair. Then he disappeared into the village footpaths behind me.”

The weird MIB experience with a well seal began on “April 20” and concluded three months later, when I photographed the round metal object and ascertained that the well seal was a very old atomic symbol of heavy hydrogen (deuterium). Its broken nucleus signifies binary fission, the strongest force in nature.

A fourth century Apocalypse of Paul describes a well sealed with seven seals, and afflictions issuing from the mouth of that well. An amazing aspect of the Aegean well seal I photographed was its similarity to the Bruce Codex diagrams from the University of Oxford. The Bruce Codex contains 2nd century AD manuscripts found in 1769 in Upper Egypt by James Bruce, a Scottish traveler who explored the source of the Nile. Though still largely unknown to the general public, the Codex Brucianus diagrams of a well seal (called a tryblion) are possibly the world’s oldest graphic images of the seal of God (worn in the forehead) cited in the last book of the New Testament.

In my point of view, the Apocalypse abyss descriptions imply complex organic molecules outgassing from a seafloor fissure made by a prehistoric comet collision. Somewhere below the deep sea conceivably is the ancient starting point of all life on earth. I subsequently mentioned the wellspring on January 9, 2010 and reported that the seal of the antiquated well structure is nowadays absent from the waterfront castle gate. I quoted the Rolling Stones lyrics: “Baby, baby, baby, you’re out of time.”

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The first seal broke in April. The second seal splintered in May. The third seal fractured in June… Before the toxic oil outflow lastly ebbed three months after it burst, emergency task forces feared their last option would be a “nuclear” seal — to plug up the gushing well below the sea.

* * *

Behind the scientist guard was docked a very large golden object that resembled a metallic oyster shell.

“He is there,” the scientist guard gestured behind his shoulder.

The government agent walked slowly toward the circular object and quickly stepped back when he noticed a mist of steam condensing around its hydraulics.

“It is a cryogenic incubator,” the scientist guard said with a glare.

“Just how long has he been like this?”

“Since the Cold War,” the scientist guard replied. “He is over one hundred and twenty years old.”

“How on earth were you able to do this?” Asked the agent. “When everyone else failed.”

“Because everyone else froze dead bodies,” the scientist guard said. “We froze him alive. Surely you have heard of the frozen embryo? It is frozen alive. But do not be troubled. He is not ice-covered as you may suppose. We used cryonics to fine-tune the temperature of his body. But it is hydrogen sulfide gas that actually keeps him suspended in unchanging sleep. It is remarkable.”

Some years later, the agent returned to the isolated metallic incubator once more.

“You lied to me,” he whispered angrily to the scientist guard. “You said that he was my grandpapa.”

“It wasn’t my idea to lie,” the old scientist replied with a defiant stare. “He wished to be associated with a foremost American family. So he floated the fairy-tale of your adored grandmother in Paris. By then he was openly sterile — from his meeting with an impure bacterium.”

“And you spread other lies about me, the tortures and rapes,” the annoyed oil cartel powerhouse from Texas bellowed.

“But you wanted to accept as true that he was your grandpapa,” the old scientist guard yelled back. Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson became your book of preference, didn’t it? Yet didn’t you realize that the skull and bones character was a serial necrophile? Nothing of normal human convention could ever stimulate him.”

“You lied to me,” the fuming partisan whispered once more. “Without fear or favor, we’ll drop him into the deepest hole ever drilled,” he challenged the other and left.

Will poor George finally slay the camouflaged serpent? The scientist guard nervously wondered and timidly stroked his chin.

* * *

A scrupulous leader looked out of a window over Washington D.C. In the entrance hall, a fact-finding assembly was hearing statements from an oil well platform engineer. Ready teams of corporate lawyers, appointed to reduce the mess of upcoming lawsuits, were also present.

“What is the explanation of this?” the tall man asked at full volume.

“We call it a junk shot,” the platform worker replied and expelled air from his lungs. “We use pipes and a high pressure pumping system to essentially pump materials like shredded tires, knotted ropes, and golf balls into an oil well.” He held his panama hat. “This time it was a burial at sea, coded Aryan Escort. The junk shot that went wrong.”

“Burial at sea?” The nimble person in charge asked. “In a concrete overcoat?”

One of the VIP lawyers quickly interrupted with the controls of a digital monitor. “Sea burial is a lawful service in the United States and many other countries,” the attorney interposed. “The captain or commanding officer of a ship can bury remains at sea, if the location is at least 600 feet deep. There are commercial services that do it for a fee.”

After a thought-out silence, the lawyer continued. “The deceased in this case was an elderly financier who secured burial at sea without religious ceremony, as a confidential funeral. Clearly, no laws were disobeyed in that aspect of your inquiry. Therefore, if you continue to disapprove of the deceased’s principles, your government may be held to blame for betraying the confidentiality of a departed charitable banker and obliging campaign contributor.”

“I’ll need you here,” the tall chief whispered into the ear of a seated legal expert.

“I’ve been to a lot of funerals, and this damn sure isn’t a funeral, is it?” an older congressman quietly remarked with a scoff.

“Except that’s not correct,” the platform worker unexpectedly stated. “It was a creepy supernatural funeral, as I saw it. They had a wild party with drugs and sexual activity on the upper bridge.”

An uproar of remarks erupted in the hall. The platform worker persisted. “They had a wild magic party because he wasn’t —”

“He wasn’t what?” the person in command abruptly asked.

“He wasn’t dead yet,” the platform engineer responded.

Two more corporate lawyers quickly jumped up and tapped the digital monitor. One of them shouted out. “Assisted suicide laws are very clear in the United States. But not in some nations around the world — if they exist at all,” he hammered his message home. “In international seas or trans-boundary waters, as is the case with this specific offshore burial, there is no existent clear-cut regulation on assisted suicide, nor is there a statute criminalizing that activity under maritime law.”

After a considered calm, the clever attorney carried on. “The deceased financier was brain-dead, in a vegetative coma condition. His doctors had experimented with various types of cryonic preservation for years. But when it was at last certain that full recovery would not be possible, his final petition stipulated assisted suicide through burial at sea.  Certainly, no offshore laws were violated at that point of your probe. For that reason, if you choose to lay into the self-respect of an entitlement to offshore euthanasia, your decision-making might be held liable for discrediting the diktat of international and maritime laws.”

“What was the nature of his sickness?” the careful chief respectfully asked.

“Our client was an eccentric investor,” the attorney replied.  “A matured centenarian. He got pleasure from voodoo religions, vampire lore, hollow earth theories, astrology, and the occult. He suffered from a rare intestinal parasite, a forty-foot flatworm. Though his private medical records in general have no connection to your well seal inquiry.”

“How much did your client pay for his bizarre sea funeral?” the person in charge coolly looked into the foremost corporate lawyer’s eyes.

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In his report, “Oil Rig Explosion April 20 Is An Occult Date” the English writer and public speaker David Icke pointed out that April 20 is the birthday of Adolf Hitler. The historian John Toland at one time wrote: “Skeptics wondered why Stalin had spread the story in 1945 that Hitler had escaped when he knew the body had been found.”

The Soviet journalist Lev Bezymenski said that Moscow made the decision to hold the forensic details “in reserve” in case someone might try to slip into the role of “the Fuhrer saved by a miracle.” In other words, conceivably a “Hitler double” was potentially still on the loose –– and possibly guilty of ruthless war crimes.

According to the Washington Post, the US Office of Censorship intercepted a letter in July 1945 written from someone in Washington. Addressed to a Chicago newspaper, the letter claimed that Hitler was living in a German-owned hacienda 450 miles from Buenos Aires. The US government gave this report enough credibility to act on it, sending a classified telegram to the American embassy in Argentina requesting help in following up the inquiry.

The picture of a weathered old man with his forehead covered by a handkerchief recently circulated on the Internet. It is purported to be the last known photograph of the escaped Hitler double.

According to a noted History Channel program, a deep quarry 20 miles from Prague called “Amerika” was where German Nazi scientists developed a doomsday device, which, upon the dictator’s death, would drill to the core of the Earth and destroy the planet in a dramatic climax.

In 2008, a German who claimed to have worked on “Projektverderben” said it was not intended to destroy the world. It was capable of destroying a populace and leaving its wealth intact. It was meant to be used on the Americans.

On the day of a bizarre sea burial, the corporate bullies who delivered an elderly financier’s last rites cheerfully waited to be paid –– for private services rendered and to press on his future business establishment. But in a matter of minutes, unshakable stocks worth a trillion dollars were exchanged for highly speculative junk bonds and transferred to the selfish manager’s accounts. The eccentric investor took it all with him.

I suspected that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill would turn into a major “shockerooney” when I noticed that psychic metal bender Uri Geller had coincidentally suffered a diving accident. His underwater mask had injured him, giving him a black eye.

“You got a black eye diving?” I asked him in an email. “How deep can you dive?”

“I was quite deep,” he answered.

I had written detailed reports of the threat of a well below the sea, issuing contamination from its mouth. Now the doomsday well was discernible. The thought of it was making me have an uncomfortable feeling.

After three months of anguish, the BP oil spill seemed to be under control. The Gulf coast would take years to recuperate. But sealing the gushing oil would turn out a global sigh of relief and a shrug of good riddance.

Lessons were learned and important breakthroughs were made after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Actor Kevin Costner told Congress that his company had developed a high-tech machine with a team including his scientist brother, which could filter oil from water, leaving the water 99% free of crude. By August, officials said that most of the BP oil slick had rapidly dispersed.

A bizarre sea burial may also have had weighty geological implications. Technological developments were said to be shedding new light on the Mohorovicic Discontinuity, the boundary between the Earth’s crust and mantle. The Moho marks the lower limit of the Earth’s crust.

Some biologists even wondered if humanity had crossed a scientific singularity. A ghastly parasite of hemorrhage was no longer being reported by worldwide forensic investigators, and might have gone into extinction.

A young-looking Washington speechwriter was freshly assigned to put in writing an oration, using modern terms to express a very old aphorism. It would be very, very tricky; she cautiously thought to herself and meticulously gazed at the early writing:

“And that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are.”

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(AUGUST 2010)  PETER FOT K KAPNISTOS, ICARIAN SEA, GR, 83300.

 

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The Men Who Stare at Zygotes

November 18th, 2009 1 comment

 

The Men Who Stare at Zygotes

 

By Peter Fotis Kapnistos

 

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) is a book by Jon Ronson about the U.S. Army’s investigation of psychic theories and the possible military uses of the paranormal. Its title alludes to efforts to kill goats by staring at them. In a Nov 7, 2009 online Twitter post, the well-known mentalist Uri Geller referred to actor George Clooney, saying, “His latest film is about my work.” In a Nov 12 Twitter post, Geller added:

“George Clooney is Uri Geller in the movie The Men Who Stare At Goats? I believe I ignited the story when I told Jon Ronson about some of my adventures with a certain intelligence agency.”

cloonyJon Ronson’s book examines the links between paranormal military programs and psychological techniques used today. The book follows the development of secret psychic activities over the past decades and explores how they are used today in U.S. security and military operations.  Project Stargate, the CIA-run program that used remote viewing for psychic spying, came to an end in 1995, and thousands of pages of formerly classified material were released. Journalist Gary S. Bekkum has researched those secret government documents, as well as UFO information and psychic explorations.

According to Bekkum, The Men Who Stare at Goats (the 2009 comedy film) is more or less consistent, with polished performances from a first-rate cast headed by George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey. The America government has been involved in using the paranormal since the beginning of the Cold War. Bekkum now has 89,900 pages of documents about the psychic effort provided by the CIA:

In the 1970s, the American Intelligence Community, including but not limited to CIA, DIA, NSA, Army intelligence, the USAF, the Navy, and others, engaged in secret research to determine the usefulness of psychic phenomena. This is true, and this larger effort is mostly ignored by the film, which tells the story from the point of view of the characters, some who were inspired by real persons and events.

In the 1980s, Army intelligence did train operational military psychic spies, who were tasked against real targets of interest, including several high profile cases, such as the hostage crisis in Iran. Tasking for the units was handed down from highest levels of the U.S. government, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to declassified government files.

Jon Ronson’s book focused on one group of psychic spies in the U.S. Army. But if famed paranormalist Uri Geller is somehow related to Ronson’s observations, perhaps we ought to also look into Geller’s military background. Uri Geller was a paratrooper in the Israeli army. He fought in the Six Day War of 1967 and was wounded in action.

Geller’s biographers disclosed a rather intense incident when Uri supposedly tried to “duck and dive” on military service: “His working out of a cunning plan of deception in the paratroopers was not only foolhardy at the time – for what he did, he could have been flung in a military prison for months and suffered a stain on his record for the rest of his life.”

What actually happened to Uri Geller in the Israeli army? According to Uri, a miraculous switchover incident took place, with a machine gun. (‘Ben Gunn,’ says you, ‘has reasons of his own.’) But there was no one he could tell. “His first thought was that God had intervened, and as he has never had any other explanation for it, that tends to remain his belief.”

Although Geller took a bullet through his left hand in the Six Day War, he still headed a crack unit to knock out a pillbox. After being shot at twice, he fired his gun and killed a Jordanian soldier. Shortly later, slices of metal flying off a stricken tank, or possibly bullets, hit Geller again. “He felt a blast, sensed something entering his right arm and the left side of his forehead, and, as he blacked out, assumed with resignation that he was dead.”

Is there anything in the army records to suggest that Uri Geller might be able to stop someone’s heart by staring at him or her? Uri has been filmed staring at fertilized cells (zygotes) and plant seeds in order to make them germinate and sprout. But do certain psychic techniques involve martial arts and self-defense? Why does Geller relate to the men who stare at goats? Should we take a more careful look at Gary Bekkum’s files?

Uri Geller once said he had a dream he would die during a paratrooper jump: “He appreciated that dreaming of dying on a jump was a fairly normal thing for a paratrooper to do.” Did something weird happen to Uri Geller when he jumped as a paratrooper in the Six Day War? Did he in some way set off from this life? Was Uri’s miraculous switchover incident a reference to an out-of-body experience (OBE), or a significant UFO intrusion?

gellerIn the Second World War, UFO sightings were called “foo fighters.” Nowadays, if the blip of an unidentified paratrooper shows up on a radar screen, it’s sometimes called a “Mary Poppins” (the one-liner joke is that someone jumped down from the sky).

When the 11th blip abruptly arrived on Israeli radar in June of 1967, it was far more life threatening than a pathetic joke of duck and dive. Ten Israeli soldiers had volunteered for a critical mission to defend Israel’s right to exist. The radar screens showed eleven. Who was the 11th paratrooper of the Six Day War?

For what he did, he could have been put in prison. His mind raced beyond the limits of past and future. His body was a weightless force, faster than a speeding projectile. His right hand was outstretched. A shock wave roared and thundered in the sky behind him. The eleventh paratrooper was descending to the Mount of Olives.

There would be no picnic tables set with refreshments or well-dressed pastors waiting with Bibles at the moment. Jerusalem was a battle zone with heavy fighting –– a desert theater of fortifications and tanks. Pieces of someone’s dismembered leg marked the burning ground. “Where’s your parachute?” asked another soldier. “Over there,” the eleventh replied and pointed to a near graveyard. His shirt was saturated with color, dipped in his own blood.

He projected phases of his life as several dimensions, from a playful child to an elderly peacekeeper. Those aspects he embedded into terrestrial reality –– past and future –– when his feet touched the ground, and his body descended to the Mount of Olives. Who was the 11th paratrooper?

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Cause tonight for the first time

Just about half-past ten

For the first time in history

It’s gonna start raining men.

It’s Raining Men! Hallelujah! – It’s Raining Men! Amen!

(The Weather Girls, 1982)

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The eleventh paratrooper was at last identified and a background check was conducted. The niece of Sigmund Freud became a refugee when book burning and violent outbursts of anti-Semitism began in Vienna. Sigmund Freud and his family received visits from the Gestapo. Many would perish in the Holocaust.

The niece of Sigmund Freud was put at great risk with numerous forced abortion incidents –– enough to bring about female infertility. It would have been a medical wonder for her to be his biological mother.

The “SS Exodus” was a ship that carried Jewish emigrants from France in 1947 with the goal of taking its passengers to Israel. Most of the emigrants were Holocaust survivors who had no immigration certificates. Homeless orphans had no legal birth certificates or given names.

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Uri Geller said that his paratrooper switchover was under the protection of some outside force, which was unfathomable. His first thought was that God had intervened. The American psychic Ingo Swann worked with Uri in the 1970s.  Russel Targ and Harold Puthoff conducted experiments with them at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). They believed that Uri Geller, retired police commissioner Pat Price, and artist Ingo Swann had genuine psychic abilities. The CIA and the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), directed by Andrija Puharich, allegedly worked with Geller, Price, and Swann to develop psychic powers for the military.

In November 2009, NASA scientists made the thrilling discovery that the moon has lots of water and could probably support life. NASA’s October 9 mission involving the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite provided the stunning confirmation of water in the forms of ice and vapor. “Having definitive evidence that there is substantial water is a significant step forward in making the moon an interesting place to go,” said John Logsdon, a space policy researcher for George Washington University.

In 1998, Ingo Swann wrote of water on the moon and said the moon also supports life. Swann claimed that men in black had taken him into the wing of a covert black ops survey into lunar anomalies to learn what aliens were doing there. Swann said he had made government connections with human looking moon visitors that were living on earth.

“VALIS” is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. (The title is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System.) Dick’s theory was that we have been contacted by a transcendental mind he called VALIS:

In 1973 world-famous psychic showman Uri Geller had also been receiving messages and regular UFO sightings from something calling itself SPECTRA, which claimed to be a super computer in orbit around the earth. Not normally reticent about his bizarre beliefs, Geller has been suspiciously quiet about his experiences of SPECTRA – which may or may not relate to the publicly recorded interest the CIA paid to this particular aspect of his unusual career. However, the maverick, but world-renowned physicist, Dr. Jack Sarfatti, was prepared to commit almost certain professional suicide by publicly declaring that he too had been contacted by, in his own words, “a VALIS-like being.” Despite knowing he was going to face ridicule and scientific crucifixion, Sarfatti went on record to recount how, in 1952 at the age of 13, he had received a telephone call from an inhuman, metallic voice. The voice declared himself a sentient computer on a spacecraft from the future and instructed him to pursue a career in science.

After Sarfatti went public about his phone call from VALIS as a teenager, it emerged that he was not the only scientist to have had a similar experience. In recent years, researchers have discovered that at least a dozen other senior players in the international scientific community received a mysterious call claiming to be from a computer or other being from the future encouraging them to study science.



(David Southwell and Sean Twist, “Conspiracy Files: Real-life Stories of Paranoia, Secrecy, and Intrigue” 2004)

Tim Boucher freshly considered Philip K. Dick’s premise and said that Geller is also responsible for stories regarding John Lennon’s UFO contacts. Today, the prospects for life on the moon are better than ever before. “Rather than a dead and unchanging world, it could in fact be a very dynamic and interesting one,” said Greg Delory, a researcher for the University of California.

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recently said in an interview that there’s a “monolith” on a moon. Benjamin Creme, a writer of esotericism for Share International magazine, claims that the modern “Messiah” already entered the earth’s atmosphere –– decades ago –– and is now living in England. The modern messiah-figure is making his policies known to the world as the current global systems give way.

As the “megachurch” movement spreads worldwide and “televangelists” make use of home entertainment media to provide teaching and support to believers, a new inquiry has been put forward: “If Jesus had a TV show, what would he broadcast?” The men who stare at quotes think he should probably instruct Bible and Sunday school studies. The men who stare at notes think he should explore lost archeology, ancient biology or stellar explosions in space. But the men who stare at votes think he should perform more miracles –– in harmony with our current laws. Today it is unlawful for a layman to heal without a medical license (very soon, it might also be forbidden for one to offer security related help).

“Another world,” the stranger said to the small crowd of men. “Why do you stand there, looking up at the sky? He will return in the same way that you saw him go.”

According to Benjamin Crème (and maybe Dan Brown), the modern messiah-figure’s intention is to marry and live the dream of Eden. His legendary wedding feast is supposed to last for a thousand years, to mark the “technological singularity” or scientific era of eternal life.

Some critics may perhaps argue that men who stare at goats use the evil side of the mind. But a more angelic inspiration for Jon Ronson’s weird tale can be found in Acts 5:

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.”

When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

Peter said to her, “How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

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(NOVEMBER 2009)  PETER FOT K KAPNISTOS, ICARIAN SEA, GR, 83300.

Conspiracy Fun:

November 11th, 2009 4 comments

Conspiracy Fun: The Bromance of Bernie and Bill

by Peter Fotis Kapnistos

Bernie and Bill climbed Capitol Hill,
To fetch a Wall Street slaughter.
They put blind Justice on the pill,
And ran off with her daughter.

 

Ol’ Bill was just a lazy Goth,
And all the while did holler.
Bernie stole a poncho cloth,
Known as the US dollar.

 

To overthrow the government,
Was not their first intention.
Conspiracy they never meant,
Until Bill’s new invention.

 

When NASDAQ married Texas Oil,
And mingled with the Saudi,
They bet on Arthur Conan Doyle,
And hatched jihadi daddy.

 

A psychiatric incident,
Sent by a distant god?
Our privacy is up for rent,
Superstitious – or just odd?

 

Implant us with new techno tricks,
A chip in every hand!
Security in memory sticks,
As there are grains of sand!

 

But what the people wonder most,
Is just how does it feel,
To serve as greed’s most willful host,
At history’s very wheel?

 

Fed by the fear of piracy,
And crescent of the Turk,
The indiscreet conspiracy,
Was one that didn’t work.

 

Bernie and Bill forgot the Swiss,
With water boards and tension.
Security they took amiss,
Geneva lost convention.

 

And so the Swiss repaid in kind,
Exposing sordid laundry.
Bernie and Bill were in a bind,
They shared a bank book quandary!


– Peter Fotis Kapnistos, Nov 2009. The phrase “Problem Reaction Solution” was invented by David Icke.

Problem

Reaction

Solution

Neo-conservative White House policy bosses suspected that something like “a new Pearl Harbor” might happen. It gave them the reason they needed to launch the “Project for a New American Century”
(PNAC). Irving Kristol, the godfather of the neo-conservative movement was a disciple of Leon Trotsky. So were many other neo-cons, like Stephen Schwartz and Paul Wolfowitz. Trotsky’s theory of “Permanent Revolution” moves from a capitalist market that quickly corrupts, collapses, and is replaced with a socialist global economy.

NASDAQ-traded companies, mostly in technology, responded to the challenge of “a new Pearl Harbor” by exploring advanced surveillance and security technologies. Al Qaeda reacted to the stock market surge by launching a devastating attack before new surveillance and security technologies could be implemented. Encroaching surveillance technology, to read every e-mail and tap every phone, became a part of the war on terrorism. Concerns were voiced that constitutional rights would continue to vanish as intrusive technologies increase.

International financial markets tumbled and national economies slipped into recession. The crisis rapidly developed and spread into a global economic meltdown.
While some neo-conservative bosses were still followers of Trotsky, they hoped to one day be known as the demolishers of capitalism.
The UNI Global Union stated: “There can be no going back to the ways of unfettered capitalism that have caused the worst financial and economic crisis in decades.”

The chairman of NASDAQ during the September 11 attacks was Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff, who confessed to masterminding one of the world’s biggest financial frauds.

Magnetic “Woo” and James Randi

April 28th, 2009 4 comments

Magnetic “Woo” and James Randi

Peter Fotis Kapnistos

 

 

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“The Amazing Randi” recently poked me for a million-dollar award he has promised to anyone with proof of paranormal powers (shrugged off as “woo” by skeptics). Numerous theorists describe the collective subconscious, a sense of the greater good, or the trust of instinct as what mainly determines humankind´s evolving nature.


 

 

A tall man wearing an officer´s uniform courteously entered the ship´s dining room. He introduced himself as an admiral of the Dutch navy and said he was an emissary for a top-secret committee of the United Nations. “We need you to decipher something for us,” he cautiously requested.

“What is it?” the Oxford cryptologist inquisitively asked.

“A blank page,” the admiral softly replied.

“But I´ll need a symbol,” the professor objected. “At least a line, or a few dots, something…”

Nightfall touched the horizon after a day´s journey. A group of persons trekked along a tapered footpath into untried woodland.

“Why must we meet here?” the weary professor asked.

“A blank page,” replied a Canadian voyager clutching his field glasses.

They sat by a campfire and continued their discussion. “I was a firmware engineer for a global digital provider,” the clean shaved Canadian said. “During maintenance I found a blank web page that was receiving a huge amount of daily visits.”

“Did you check the IP addresses of the visitors?” The professor inquired.

“At first it seemed to be another dirty bunch sharing raunchy erotica,” the engineer carefully watched the footpath trail as he spoke. “They used an odd astronomy recipe, like Morse code. If a recurrent IP failed to visit the blank page or made more than one visit per day, a communication port would robotically open. I think that may have allowed them to exchange sex-torture subject matter.”

The sound of a crowd drawing near invaded the evening stillness. The Chinese negotiator and an Italian envoy remained standing at a tent porch as the familiar admiral paced into the campsite without airs, wearing grubby khakis and a snug jacket. “We need to know what´s behind the CIA tortures,” the admiral tersely beckoned the professor.

Thus began the unlikely mission of the Oxford cryptologist and an undisclosed group of United Nations representatives from assorted homelands such as Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Japan, and Russia –– to name only a few. At long last it was discovered that the CIA had made use of “psychics” during the 1970s. But due to the affluent demands of lobbyists, some influential “skeptics” were eventually substituted instead, partly because they supposedly knew more about how to tackle and resolve religious overloads. Opportune cynics scorned straight morals. They effortlessly became the foremost producers of explicit representations of sexual activity. Paradoxically, the leading consumers of pornography according to later press reports were excessive religious traditionalists. The ominous partnership of supply and demand traded immense stockpiles of capital. Members of an intelligence sector of the US government were charged with sex abuse and torture in interrogations. Behind closed doors, the CIA destroyed nearly 100 graphic videos of such interrogations.

Margie Schoedinger was a young woman from Houston, Texas who made a complaint in 2002 that she had been repeatedly drugged and raped by clandestine US government agents that wore face covers. They purportedly exposed her to indignity and trauma. But due to the “far-fetched atmosphere” of her allegations, the local authorities presumed that Margie Schoedinger was in all probability psychologically disturbed.

Two years later, horrible Abu Ghraib prison photos were seen around the world. Images of US government agents wearing face covers while fiendishly afflicting prisoners looked just like Margie Schoedinger´s original descriptions. Evidently, she had counseled us wisely. But by then, Margie had passed away from a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide.

A medical helicopter waited above the isolated encampment to airlift a photographer who had suffered a head injury. The Oxford professor examined some photos an Australian supervisor had given him. A Brazilian mediator watched on. They were demonstrations of water boarding. “Notice anything absent?” The Australian abruptly asked and paused for a long moment. “There are no boards in these photographs,” the Brazilian finally pointed out.

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“They didn´t let slip ––on how they joined together two wooden boards,” the professor remarked. “One of the earliest reported victims died of asphyxiation and had water and blood flow out of his lung when his side was pierced.”

A new boss looked out of a window over Washington D.C. An advice-giver selected a list of files and speculated: “Freeze the Sandstone Foundation´s assets? Probably more witnesses might be made known with new disclosures of entrenched elements.”

At length, the rundown Abu Ghraib prison would finally serve as a museum. Near the secluded entry of a dim corridor flickered a single candle on a small plaque that said: “Memorial of Margie Schoedinger.”

 


But she would not think of battle that reduces men to animals,
So easy to begin and yet impossible to end.
For she the mother of our men did counsel me so wisely then
I feared to walk alone again and asked if she would stay.
(Uriah Heep, “Lady in Black,” 1971)


 

James Randi recently posted an article on his “Swift Blog” with the title, “A Champion Grubby Speaks Out” (April 22, 2009). In that article, Mr. Randi automatically criticized me for a story I had published on the Internet about “Uri Geller and the YouTube Video Smear.”

I must admit that Randi did pay me a Freudian accolade by calling me a champion of sorts. The slang word “grubby” is regularly used to describe dirty work clothes. Perhaps James Randi instinctively compared me to a blue-collar protagonist (unless he meant Myxocephalus aenaeus, a fish that looks like a red bass).

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small,
By giving you no time instead of it all,
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
A working class hero is something to be.
(John Lennon, “Working Class Hero,” 1970)

 

 

For readers who don´t know who James Randi is, the Amazing Randi (an 80-year-old native Canadian who merrily sports a Charles Darwin style beard) is a stage magician and professional skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims. One of his much-loved objects to complain about is Uri Geller, an Israeli-British performer who claims to be able to bend spoons with the psychic power of his mind.

James Randi began his blitz of opposition with: “I hardly know where to start…” And that´s a good sign for working class enthusiasts. From the onset, the challenger is confused, bewildered and disoriented. He hardly knows. Randi claimed that “a neodymium magnet contained in a plugged-on thumb tip” can move the needle of a compass at an outlying distance. Randi even said he would demonstrate how it´s done. Indeed, if I had further evidence of such a gadget, I would certainly have mentioned it in my original article. I have nothing to lose by exposing swindlers. I only said that the video Randi refers to is not sufficient evidence to prove that Uri Geller cheated. The swollen thumb visual impression in the YouTube video that many observers have commented on was due to blurred motion-capture and appeared on both of Uri´s thumbs (something Randi didn´t seem to get but nonetheless badgered me for).

In one part of the video clip, Uri Geller rubbed his left thumb. Randi and his followers claim that´s where Geller plugged in a magnetic thumb tip. But if you watch the video again you will notice that Geller actually made three attempts to move the compass needle. It slightly moved during the first two tries, but moved more after he rubbed his thumb and asked everyone in the audience to join hands. So, how did the compass needle shift in the first shots if Uri was not allegedly wearing a thumb tip yet? Of course we can speculate all we want. Perhaps Uri Geller rubbed his thumb for a perfectly innocuous reason –– because it just so happened to itch. Or, as Uri´s fans might claim, because students of acupressure regularly massage their finger tips to remove blockages from their meridians and to increase the circulation of Qi (bioforce) through their hands. Of course, with the first mention of “Qi” James Randi and his loyal cohorts will cry, “woo” aloud, and call it a “scientific howler” because in their opinion, bioforce simply doesn´t exist. It´s too bad for them, however, that the Japanese Ministry of Health regulates a thumb technique developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi as a licensed bioforce medical therapy. For centuries now, watchmakers have reported cases where common people halted timepieces only by touching them.

Perhaps Randi made the supreme sacrifice of wrongness when he insisted, “There is no such thing as a human magnetic field,” and called me an idiot and an ignorant reporter for mentioning it. Regrettably, the so-called leader of an “educational club” is apparently still bootstrapped to the world of 19th century mechanics. There is definitely such a thing as the human magnetic field. Researchers began to systematically measure the magnetic fields produced by the human body in the 1970s, after the first accurate measurement was made in 1963 (see: Baule G.M, McFee R. “Detection of the magnetic field of the heart,” American Heart Journal, 1963). Today, international conferences in magnetobiology are held every two years with hundreds of important scientists attending. Most conferences focus on MEG (magnetoencephalogram), or the measurement of the magnetic field of the brain.

We shouldn´t be too harsh on James Randi for lagging behind with his bio-magnetic reviews. Although he claims to lead an informative institute, we shouldn´t forget that the Amazing Randi is perhaps the top professional conjurer of our times. Having started off as a carnival and nightclub magical performer, Randi soon managed to sway entire departments of the US government (via the MacArthur Fellowship) and leading scientists to stop funding research in pioneering fields. America has now fallen behind China in the scientific study of psi phenomena. What more could be said of a head teacher misguidedly claiming knowledge? In a squabble, James Randi suggested that I go back to being a “fashion photographer.” If the popular demand grows, perhaps I will release some never-before published photos of famous personalities. But I certainly won´t return Randi´s boorishness. Asking James Randi to revisit his old playing field of debased nightclubs and saw dust restaurants would be too unkind.

Peter Fotis Kapnistos worked with Professor Spyridon Marinatos, the archaeologist who excavated the ruins of Akrotiri on the island of Thera (Santorini). Peter was the assistant of Spiros Tsavdaroglou, an official photographer for the National Archaeological Museum of Greece. They photographed Minoan and Mycenaean sites and artifacts for Professor Marinatos, who was one of the premier Greek archaeologists of the 20th century (his name is mentioned in the video game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis). Peter also assisted the team that photographed the royal tomb of Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, discovered in the 1980s by the archeologist Manolis Andronicus. If you happen to come across encyclopedias or history books with monochrome pictures of small trinkets from the Tomb at Vergina depicting the father of Alexander the Great, you can be sure those photos came out of Peter´s darkroom work.

It would be thoughtless of anyone to deny that James Randi has done a good turn to modern society by exposing the trickery of some religious pretenders who have robbed the wealth and dignity of many believers. But Randi is neither a scientist nor an educator. He and his committed followers make the mistake of assuming that if there´s a reported phenomenon that can´t be reproduced or explained, it must be a clever trick.

For example, if one of Randi´s young fans were to dive into a tank filled with freezing water at a temperature below zero Celsius, they would suffer cardiac arrest almost immediately according to modern scientific literature. That´s a medical fact. Thus, anyone able to do this without injury, according to Randi´s pointed logic, must somehow be cheating. But Lewis Gordon Pugh, a British lawyer, would strongly disagree. Pugh is perhaps the only man in the world that can increase his core body temperature at will, only by thinking about it. Scientists are now trying to explain how it´s achievable and are absolutely astounded that Lewis Pugh “the ice-man” doesn´t even shiver (an involuntary reflex for mortal humans) while swimming almost naked at the North Pole.

Shrewdly enough, James Randi completely avoided talking about Pugh in his criticism of my original article. Randi has promised to give a million dollars to anyone who can prove paranormal powers. Lewis Pugh says that he can alter his body temperature simply by “visualization.” Ironically, one of Randi´s supporters (who doesn´t even believe in psi) sent me a frenzied message in a befuddled attempt to redefine the dictionary meaning of psi. Others thought they could at last solve the enigma by declaring that William Tell never existed.

But what exasperated James Randi the most was none of the above. He wound up when I wrote that someone using the name “Randi Schimnosky” was posting on the Internet message boards concerning atheism, kinky sex, and child abuse and making at least some people wonder if it had anything to do with James Randi. This is absolutely true. I made up not an iota of what I reported. Instead of thanking me for tipping him off that a potential cyber teaser might be pestering his prestige, James Randi intimidated me. (I assure you I´m not Randi Schimnosky.)

The weird Schimnosky character emerged through a Canadian Internet service provider and could prompt attention for building fake profiles because Randi Schimnosky sometimes poses as a man and sometimes as a woman. Nevertheless, James Randi apparently believes I should be hauled over the coals for mentioning it. The Amazing Randi agitatedly recalled a time when he had the gratification of “flooring a nasty chap” and intimidated me on his Swift Blog:

“One shot, to the chops. He went down, and was carried out. VERY satisfying, I assure you. Want some, Mr. Kapnistos? I got some…”

How am I supposed to answer that menacing question? Of course, I don´t think an elderly man might be waiting to mete out a serious head injury to me the minute I walk out of a restaurant or movie theater. But I´m not sure about his messy group of tough followers. “Rule No. 5″ of the James Randi Forum website states: “You will not post anything that demonstrates a clear and present danger to the welfare of another person, or otherwise tends to create alarm or apprehension that the welfare of any person is in imminent jeopardy.” James Randi did not obey his website rules but instead threatened physical harm. Being a resident of the European Union, I sought qualified opinions. I watched the marvels of an English lawyer that just might make James Randi and his group of heavies “shudder.” His name is Lewis Gordon Pugh.

I looked to Lewis Pugh´s paradigm because it coincidentally asked for “two birds with one stone.” Lewis Pugh could lift a (cool) million from James Randi for his evidence of the power of the mind. I could take a shot to the chops and turn the other cheek to prove that those who show off violence are not leaders in education, but dishonor the MacArthur Fellowship. Fist bullying is an endorsement to harm.

Harassment by computer is a crime in several U.S. states –– especially if the communication threatens bodily harm. In “Destructive Crowds: New Threats to Online Reputation and Privacy,” Danielle Keats Citron from the University of Maryland School of Law says that online attackers can release the sense of a mob thrashing. Persons who are driven by fear sometimes find short-term relief by expressing their rage. Statements of annoyance and dislike that swamp some web forums might sway a number of confused school bags, but they can´t stand up in a court of law or influence a genuine educational organization. Scientific advances come about by exploring the unknown. Those who fear and spurn the unfamiliar can hardly contribute new research.

Since Lewis Pugh says that his one-in-a-billion talent to withstand sub-zero contact is mostly because of mind over matter, James Randi and his team could possibly attempt to debunk him. Like the fire walking “stunt,” (which Randi says is due to wood ash under the feet that has very low specific heat and is similar to a heat shield ceramic), Pugh´s paranormal defiance to freezing could be imagined as a clever stunt by some professional skeptics. For example, they could say that something in Pugh´s swimsuit produces heat from the combustion of metallic elements, to warm the water around him.

If that doesn´t work, Randi´s team might assail the scientists who bear witness to the newly discovered phenomenon of “anticipatory thermogenesis.” As Randi did to the Stanford Institute researchers who investigated the Geller Effect in the 1970s, the skeptics could accuse Lewis Pugh´s researchers of a controlled deception to promote the awareness of climate change and global warming, which he represents in the media. The various wires and monitoring devices strapped to Pugh´s body could be alleged to function somewhat like a neodymium heat apparatus, warming up the icy waves as he swims.

In contrast, scrupulous researchers seeking to scientifically confirm Lewis Pugh´s resistance to freezing are studying molecular groups that rotate within vacuum cavities in such a way that thermalization occurs. The possible existence of long-lived rotational states of some molecules inside protein structures (the electromagnetic partitioning of DNA) could be responsible for increasing core body temperature. Pugh´s paranormal ability may in truth be a variant of the Geller Effect, because excitable tissues are now regarded as true generators of thermalization and magnetic fields.

Despite the top-notch skeptics´ best efforts, today many common people are happy to accept the possibility of magnetic “woo.” But faith certainly includes an undeniable “weirdness.” For example, a portrayal of Jesus as a merchant selling jewelry and promoting cosmetics certainly seems pretty weird: “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” (Revelation 3:18). Even more weird is the ceremonial buzz that he´s forecast to arrive with space clouds and a completely different name: “And I will write upon him my new name.” (Revelation 3).

Is the magnetic attraction of “woo” a strange spot in the pursuit of happiness? Or could the extraordinary sense of a greater good actually determine life´s evolving nature?

I’ve paid my dues –
Time after time –
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime –
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face –
But I’ve come through
(Queen, “We Are The Champions,” 1977)

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http://www.alienseekernews.com/articles/magnetic-woo-james-randi.html

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/100377

http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0409/randi.php

 

(APRIL 2009) PETER FOT K KAPNISTOS, ICARIAN SEA, GR, 83300.

 

 

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Uriel: The Well Seal and the Man of the Island

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The well seal was a very old atomic symbol of heavy hydrogen or deuterium. Its broken nucleus signifies binary fission, the strongest force in nature. Full Story…
 
 




 

 

More Terrible than Atlantis?

March 15th, 2009 5 comments

 

More Terrible than Atlantis?

 

Peter Fotis Kapnistos (copyright 2009)

 


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According to Plato, the “great and wonderful empire of Atlantis” ruled the prehistoric Mediterranean world as well as “the opposite continent” (of America), which surrounded “the true ocean.” Today the legend of Atlantis is mostly rejected and sporadically made fun of by writers who see it merely as a philosophical invention of Plato’s imagination. Yet we have reached a perilous stage in human history that might prove to be even more terrible than the fall of Atlantis. To comprehend the impending jeopardy, let’s look at some resemblances between ancient Atlantis and modern Britain.

 

thera3In 1623, Sir Francis Bacon published “The New Atlantis.” In that utopian novel he described a mythical ultramodern island whose citizens attempted to conquer nature and utilize their shared knowledge for the benefit of their civilization. But what if the scientific or industrial outlook they condoned was flawed — so faulty, in fact, that it would eventually produce the cataclysmic footprints of global warming?

  

The British Commonwealth is an intergovernmental group of 53 autonomous states. Most of them were parts of the British Empire (Britain established a dozen colonies in the New World). The term “Anglo-American” is nowadays used to jointly describe the United States and the United Kingdom. At the end of World War II, the US and Britain became founding members of the United Nations. Close military teamwork between the US and Britain created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Britain was the most significant ally of the US in the Cold War and helped in nuclear research. When the British Empire diminished throughout the world, the United States emerged as the unmatched global superpower. 

  

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The word “Anglosphere” describes a group of anglophone (English-speaking) nations that share historical, political, and cultural features rooted in the historical saga of Britain. According to James Bennett, founder of The Anglosphere Institute: “Geographically, the densest nodes of the Anglosphere are found in the United States and the United Kingdom, while Anglophone regions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa are powerful and populous outliers. The educated English-speaking populations of the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and India pertain to the Anglosphere to various degrees.”

 

The solution to ranking the power of modern Britain is a “network commonwealth.” Perhaps the network rule is how we should also reflect on Plato’s Atlantis. His unfinished narratives in the dialogs Critias and Timaeus spotlight a central island. But Plato also stated that Atlantis was in fact a sizable network of ten governments.

 

“Each of the ten kings, in his own division and in his own city, had the absolute control of the citizens, and in many cases of the laws, punishing and slaying whomsoever he would.”

 

Plato gave us the outline of a commanding sea-faring civilization whose kingdoms must have initially been islands or continental harbors — stepping-stones, as it were, or network seaports between Atlantis and the coasts of Europe and America. But the heart of the empire was “the island in which the palace was situated.” In the same way, Britain today, despite its small size, is the recognized focus of an enormous supporting network, which we call the Anglosphere.

 

Plato’s account was first derived from Solon (c. 638 BC–558 BC), who had been told by Egyptian priests of the loss of a great island empire. In recent times, geographical and archeological facts suggest that the disintegration of Atlantis may be related to a massive Bronze Age volcanic eruption in the Mediterranean Sea, which produced a flooded caldera and destroyed a highly developed Minoan civilization on the Greek island of Thera, also known as Santorini.

 

 

In 2006, an international team of scientists found that the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the massive Bronze Age eruption of Thera in Greece, was much larger and more widespread than previously believed. Scientists found deposits of volcanic pumice and ash 10 to 80 meters thick extending out 20 to 30 kilometers in all directions from the Greek island of Santorini. “These deposits have changed our thinking about the total volume of erupted material from the Minoan eruption,” said volcanologist Haraldur Sigurdsson.

 

An eruption of this size likely had far-reaching impacts on the environment and civilizations in the region. The much-smaller Krakatau eruption of 1883 in Indonesia created a 100-foot-high tsunami that killed 36,000 people, as well as pyroclastic flows that traveled 40 kilometers across the surface of the seas killing 1,000 people on nearby islands. The Thera eruption would likely have generated an even larger tsunami and pyroclastic flows that traveled much farther over the surface of the sea… Thera has erupted numerous times over the last 400,000 years, four of which were of such magnitude that the island collapsed and craters were formed. Some scientists believe the massive eruption 3,600 years ago was responsible for the disappearance of the Minoan culture on nearby Crete. Others link the eruption to the disappearance of the legendary island of Atlantis. (Todd McLeish, “Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed,” University Rhode Island, 8-23-2006)

 

The extensive range of the Thera eruption is shown by the wide distribution of Bronze Age tephra, found in both deep-sea sediments of the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Black Sea, and in archeological sites throughout the Mediterranean coast. It is essential to understand that at least four separate eruptions detached by significant time-spans ultimately triggered the collapse of the island. This point suggests that the civilization of Thera was perhaps much older than the last eruption we know of at around 1600 B.C.

 

A peculiar oddity of the Santorini-Akrotiri excavations is that human remains weren’t discovered there. The entire population of the Minoan port safely evacuated before the last massive eruption 3,600 years ago. But when, and where, did they go?

 

Several years ago, I worked with Professor Spyridon Marinatos, the archaeologist who discovered the ruins of Akrotiri on the island of Thera. I was the assistant of Spiros Tsavdaroglou, an official photographer for the National Archaeological Museum of Greece. We photographed Minoan and Mycenaean sites and artifacts for Professor Marinatos, who was one of the premier Greek archaeologists of the 20th century (his name is mentioned in the video game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis). As I tried to figure out where misplaced citizens of a Bronze Age volcanic island could have migrated to, I now and again discussed with my friend Frank Pantages the phonetic origins of the ancient name: TE-RA. The name Santorini was given to the island by the Venetians in the 1200s, in honor of Saint Irene. Before then it was known as Kalliste (the most beautiful one), Strongyle (the circular one), or Thera.

 

Some researchers link the TE-RA (or Qera) vocal sounds to Tiresias, the most famous soothsayer of ancient Greek mythology. With a lifespan of seven lives, the prophet of Thebes was transformed into a woman, turned back into a man, and finally struck blind. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that the Bible gives the name of Abraham’s father as Terah: “And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.” (Joshua 24:2) The “other gods” were possibly idols or pagan deities such as Atlas and Poseidon. The phrase, “on the other side of the flood” is recognized to signify beyond the Euphrates River.

 

Author and social reformer of the 1800s Ignatius Donnelly said that links are made in the Old Testament to the “islands of the sea,” especially in Isaiah and Ezekiel. What had an inland people, like the Jews, to do with distant seas and islands? Did these hints grow out of traditions linking their race with islands in the sea?

 

Presently, Spanish researchers are setting up excavations in the national park of Donana, in Andalusia, after having confirmed thanks to satellite photos the existence of great artificial structures which could belong to the mysterious and ancient city of Tartessos, which modern studies and readings of the Greek authors believe to have identified with Plato’s Atlantis. Two Germans, lecturer Werner Wickboldt and physicist Rainer Kuehne, relaunched the theory of Atlantis-Tartessos in 2004, beginning from these results.

 

In a topical commentary, “Comparison of Atlantis and the Sea Peoples,” Dr Kuhne suggested that the Atlantean warriors could be identified with the Sea Peoples who are mentioned in inscriptions of around 1180 BC under Pharaoh Ramses III. Dr Kuhne supported the idea of comparison between Plato’s description of the Atlanteans and the description of the Sea Peoples by Ramses III.

 

 

 

One recent theory equates Atlantis with Spartel Island, a mud shoal in the straits of Gibraltar that sank into the sea 11,000 years ago. Plato described Atlantis as having a “plain.” Dr Kuehne said this might be the plain that extends today from Spain’s southern coast up to the city of Seville. The high mountains described by the Greek scholar could be the Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada. (Paul Rincon, Satellite images ‘show Atlantis,’ BBC News Online, June 6, 2004)

 

The geologist of the Spanish researchers group, Antonio Rodriguez said that the results from the geological examinations suggest a tsunami happened around 1500 BC. But what caused the tsunami? According to tsunami expert Costas Synolakis, from the University of Southern California, the study of ancient tsunamis is in its infancy and people have not, until now, really known what to look for. Scientists have obtained radiocarbon dates for deposits that show a tsunami could have wiped out the coast of Minoan Crete and disturbed its capital at Knossos at the same time as the eruption of the Santorini volcano, in the middle of the second millennium BC.

 

Recent scientific work has established that the Santorini eruption was up to 10 times more powerful than the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. It caused massive climatic disruption and the blast was heard over 3000 miles away. Costas Synolakis thinks that the collapse of Santorini’s giant volcanic cone into the sea during the eruption was the mechanism that generated a wave large enough to destroy the Minoan coastal towns. It is not clear if the tsunami could have reached inland to the Minoan capital at Knossos, but the fallout from the volcano would have carried other consequences – massive ash falls and crop failure. With their ports, trading fleet and navy destroyed, the Minoans would never have fully recovered. (Harvey Lilley, “The wave that destroyed Atlantis,” BBC NEWS, April 20, 2007)

 

According to a BBC report by Tabitha Morgan in 2004, researchers claimed to have found convincing evidence that locates the site of the lost kingdom of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus. The American team spent six days scanning the Mediterranean Sea bed between Cyprus and Syria using sonar technology. They believed they found evidence of massive, manmade structures beneath the ocean floor, including two straight, 2-km (1.25 mile) long walls on a hill. “The hill, as a whole, basically looks like a walled, hillside territory and this hillside territory matches Plato’s description of the Acropolis hill with perfect precision,” Robert Sarmast, the research team leader told the BBC.

 

At the present time, other explorers place Atlantis as far off as the South China Sea. The search for Atlantis has led archaeologists to the Caribbean, the Azores, Canaries, Iceland, Crete, Tunisia, Sweden, the coast of Western Africa and even the Sahara.

 

As said by Edgar Cayce (Doug Yurchey, “Psychic Flyby over Atlantis,” Feb 2009), Atlantis with its ten kings governed a great network of sea peoples in what is now the Atlantic Ocean between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea: “In America, traces of Atlantean rituals and ceremonies are to be found among many of the Indian tribes. In Central America and Egypt ancient ruins show definite Atlantean influences, while in both places there will be uncovered records of Atlantean history, duplicate accounts of the early civilizations that will explain much of the early Jewish records as found in the Bible.”

 

Plato said the kingdoms of Atlantis were larger than Libya and Asia combined and “aggressed wantonly against the whole of Europe and Asia.” Perhaps Plato’s Atlantis was one consolidated empire from Egypt to Peru. St. Clement, in his Epistle to the Corinthians, also claimed that there were other worlds beyond the ocean. A 2006 documentary by filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici called “The Exodus Decoded” suggested that the eruption of the Santorini volcano caused the biblical plagues described against Egypt, re-dating the eruption to c. 1500 BC. The film claimed the Hyksos were the Israelites and that some of them may have originally been from Mycenae.

 

Bearing in mind that human remains weren’t discovered at the Santorini-Akrotiri excavations, we might picture a Bronze Age migration towards Mesopotamia (perhaps current with the birth of Terah) generations before the last major eruption. As it happens, Ignatius Donnelly tried to evaluate a key climate condition he coined “the Antediluvian World.” In 1882, the Representative from Minnesota argued that Plato’s end of Atlantis represents the doomed kingdoms of the Deluge or Great Flood (submerged by falling atmospheric moisture, sea level changes, and perhaps a massive first eruption of Thera).

 

More recently, French scientist Jacques Collina-Girard, from the University of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, said Atlantis could have been sited on an island close to the Strait of Gibraltar, and would have vanished below the waves about 11,000 years ago – just as Plato said it did, because the melting and gradual retreat of glacial ice sheets produced a change in sea level.

 

“There was an island in front of the ‘Pillars of Hercules’,” what we would now call the Strait of Gibraltar, Collina-Girard told New Scientist magazine. Named Spartel, this island lay to the west of the Strait just as the Greek philosopher described. The Strait was longer and narrower than today, and enclosed a harbor-like inland sea. (Atlantis ‘obviously near Gibraltar,’ BBC News, September 20, 2001)

 

Collina-Girard’s evidence was based on a study of sea levels that prevailed as the last Ice Age was ending. His assessment of the coral reef data showed the coastline off the tip of Spain and around Gibraltar 19,000 years ago to have been 130 meters (422 feet) below what it is today. This would have exposed an archipelago, with an island at the spot where Plato reported Atlantis to be.

 

The closing stages of the Ice Age marked the end of Neanderthal populations and the emergence of modern man. Researchers nowadays suppose that Neanderthal was a clever sea-faring species drawn into extinction when the last Ice Age was winding up. In 2006, Spanish investigators said that they found proof that Neanderthal man reached Europe from Africa not just via the Middle East but also by sailing, swimming or floating across the Strait of Gibraltar:

 

Although the scientists have not yet reached definite conclusions, they say the evidence that Neanderthal man mastered some primitive techniques for crossing the sea into Europe from the coast near Ceuta looks promising. If the theory could be proved, and a two-pronged arrival of Neanderthal man accepted, it would help solve some of the mysteries thrown up by prehistoric sites around Europe. (Giles Tremlett, “Neanderthal man floated into Europe, say Spanish researchers,” Guardian, January 18, 2006)

 

neanderNeanderthal was the dominant Ice Age man in Europe and western Asia who apparently learned how to sail and float across the open sea before the emergence of the anatomically modern human. In his 2005 book “The Singing Neanderthal: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body,” British archaeologist Steven Mithen liberally credited linguist Alison Wray, who first suggested that a “holistic prehistoric utterance” could have a meaning. By 2008, Dr. Robert McCarthy, an assistant professor of anthropology in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, reconstructed vocal tracts that simulate the sound of the Neanderthal voice. The vocal tracts show that Neanderthal could speak (although in a different way than modern man) and even sing — as he presumably sailed across Ice Age seas.

 

Neanderthals were not as stupid as they have been portrayed, according to a recent study showing their stone tools were just as good as those made by the early ancestors of modern humans, Homo sapiens. “Our research disputes a major pillar holding up the long-held assumption that Homo sapiens were more advanced than Neanderthals. It is time for archaeologists to start searching for other reasons why Neanderthals became extinct,” said Metin Eren, a graduate student at Exeter University. Neanderthal tools found in England show that our early human relatives hunted with blades and spear tips that were pretty sophisticated, rivaling those made by modern humans.

 

A new analysis of Ice Age sailors suggests Neanderthal may have mastered techniques for crossing the sea into Europe. Prehistoric remains of hunter-gatherer communities found at a site in north Africa are remarkably similar to those found in southern Spain, and imply a Neanderthal ability to travel across stretches of sea.

 

blogad08According to some researchers, certain Homo sapien bones have anatomical features that could only have arisen if the adult female in question had Neanderthal interbreeding as part of her ancestral lineage. However scientists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal returned no evidence of ancestral interbreeding with our long-lost cousins.

 

Collina-Girard’s Spartel Island data around Gibraltar approximately 20,000 years ago overlaps with new facts from the last known Neanderthal refuge in southern Iberia that indicates the final population was probably beaten by a cold spell at that time. Experts reported the research from the Gibraltar Museum and Spain. They said a climate downturn might have caused a drought, placing pressure on the last surviving Neanderthals by reducing their supplies of fresh water and killing off the animals they hunted. However in another recent study, a multidisciplinary French-American research team with expertise in archaeology, past climates, and ecology reported that Neanderthal extinction was principally a result of competition with Cro-Magnon populations, rather than the consequences of climate change.

 

If Neanderthal was a wily sailor capable of song and speech, modern man had to prevail by floating a better vessel. In this sense, perhaps the story of Noah’s voyage announced the emergence of Cro-Magnon at the end of the Ice Age as falling atmospheric moisture (or torrential rainwater), rising sea levels, and seismic activity contributed to the doom of Neanderthal man. But even from the prehistoric Spartel Island position, Thera still sparks off the most violent volcanic eruption in the western hemisphere. Only the volcano of Mount Tambora in Indonesia can match it on Earth. Thera has erupted numerous times over the last 400,000 years and has disturbed various sea kingdoms that sought to control the Pillars of Hercules, including perhaps even the Neanderthal. In the same way that early churches were often constructed over the ruins of pre-Christian temples, perhaps ancient mythologies and allegories of Atlantis were essentially pieced together from the memories of Ice Age lore.

 

Ignatius Donnelly remarked: “There are in Plato’s narrative no marvels; no myths; no tales of gods, gorgons, hobgoblins, or giants. It is a plain and reasonable history of a people who built temples, ships, and canals; who lived by agriculture and commerce: who, in pursuit of trade, reached out to all the countries around them.” In other words, it is just as normal to accept the likelihood of an Atlantis history, as it is to suppose that a great network of English-speaking governments should grow up around the small British Isles — without gods and demons. Plato was perhaps not reporting a departed sea myth, but an overlooked geopolitical domain example.

 

When looking at the British Isles on our maps, their slight size makes some of us sigh and wonder: Thousands of years from today, will people still suppose that a small group of islands might connect the cultures of the emancipated world? Will the world’s prized Anglosphere be finally set aside as just another old-fashioned myth?

 

In February 2009, Google Earth users who observed a sea map with a grid of lines or “roads of Atlantis” submerged west of the Canary Islands were told they were artifacts of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.

 

Bruce Duensing (“The Roaring Silence: An Alien view of The Singularity and Atlantis,” Feb 2009) freshly commented on Atlantis self-indulgence: “Knowledge exceeding being is the myth of Atlantis, which unlike others who take it as an historical fact, I see this legendary civilization as the one we live in referred to in metaphorical terms in the psychology of this state of affairs as first proposed by Plato.”

 

Nevertheless, James Lovelock, famous for his Gaia theory of the Earth as a kind of living organism, recently said that climate change will wipe out most life on Earth by the end of this century and mankind is too late to avert catastrophe. Without a doubt, if the present sea levels change, an island-sustained network habitat might suffer a fate more terrible than the fall of Atlantis. A thin hope left is the possibility of one day being able to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

 

 

 

(MARCH 2009) PETER FOT K KAPNISTOS, ICARIAN SEA, GR, 83300.