Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Hessdalen Lights UFO Laboratory

Hessdalen is a small town situated in Norway and although it’s population was once 480 people, it is now accommodated by just 120 locals. Hessdalen is home to an ongoing unexplained aerial phenomenon which is still being studied today and was once described by former Project Bluebook UFO investigator, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, as a “UFO laboratory” where UFO’s could truly be studied. 

The Hessdalen Lights is an unexplained phenomena which still affects the area with 20 reports per year coming in. However, the height of activity was between 1981 to 1984 when the unexplained lights were seen as often as 20 times per week.The Hessdalen Lights have been observed on many occasions by many people and have been the subject of serious scientific research but as of yet they remain truly unexplained.

Scientific research has shown peculiar activity, chemical compositions and electromagnetic anomalies. Although many scientists have come up with many theories, there is no general consensus on the cause of the mysterious lights just yet. However, one Norwegian scientist did claim that interstellar travel and time travel were made possible at least ten years ago, whilst one of the local residents has kept a log of his sightings and claims to have seen many different shaped ‘craft’ in the area including “saucer” shaped and “cigar” shaped craft. 

What’s even more fascinating about this unidentified aerial phenomenon is the fact that many of the lights appear to be scouring the area for something.
For this reason many of the locals believe the lights are the result of extraterrestrial activity and that someone or something is searching the area for resources. The Hessdalen lights have been photographed and filmed on video traveling at over 30,000-km per hour. 

On one occasion, overnight, the lights appear to have cut and lifted an area the size of a football field from the ground, weighing 1-ton, with perfect precision and placed it to the side. Amazingly, the exact same thing happened just a few miles away from the location.

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Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Clinical Insanity

Sleep deprivation is actually an extremely common cause of many mental health issues and illnesses, although this fact is not very well known and is often overlooked. The general consensus is that you can become ‘clinically insane’ after being awake for more than 72 hours consecutively.

Although it’s not entirely conclusive just yet, tests do seem to indicate that clinical insanity after 72 hours is most likely the case. After 72 hours of sleep deprivation, the average person may experience auditory hallucinations, which will soon most likely be followed by visual hallucinations. These hallucinations may be mild at first but tend to increase in vividness and length the longer the person stays awake. Eventually the person may go into a ‘waking dream’ state. 

Of course, unless you push it too far, this is usually only a temporary state of insanity and can be ‘slept off’. It’s no secret that many drug users experience hallucinations and delusions – this is often a result of the sleep deprivation caused by the substances they use, rather than being directly caused by the actual substances. Obviously, many drugs can also cause hallucinations and delusions and so they only exacerbate the symptoms of sleep deprivation and make permanent damage more likely. 

The mind and body are both part of the same system and it is impossible to affect one part of a system without affecting the rest of that system in some way. Being deprived of sleep for excessive periods of time (i.e. over 72 hours) can potentially cause serious damage to the health, both mentally and physically.

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Is Planet X Disclosure Finally Here?

On Wednesday 20th January 2016, scientists presented "good evidence" of a potential and long-sought hypothetical Planet X which has been debated over and caused controversy for decades.

The evidence was presented in peer-reviewed journal, Astronomical. Astronomer Mike Brown and scientist Konstantin Batygin from California Institute of Technology have based their calculations on the fact that the orbits of as many as six different objects in the Kuiper belt are being affected by something. The only logical assumption that can be concluded is that their orbits must be being affected by a real planet.

Although the planet hasn't actually been observed by telescope just yet, their research is backed up by Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington who had also proposed a giant planet by his own calculations thereby taking his own research "to the next level" and the researchers believe that the planet could be discovered by telescope within the next five years.

Sheppard also stated in email that the odds of there being a Planet X just went up from being 50% to now being 75%. In 1981, a US Naval Observatory astronomer had previously announced at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society that irregularities in the orbit of Pluto indicated that there must be a tenth planet (Pluto was still considered a planet at the time). Then in 1982, NASA announced that "an object is really there far beyond the outermost planets".

Later, in 1983, an announcement was made by the Chief IRAS Scientist of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in which he stated "a heavenly body as large as Jupiter and part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation of Orion by an orbiting telescope". It seems that over the following few years some kind of censorship seemed to take place.

Just as proposed by the Planet X conspiracy theorists, the giant planet is believed to be on an unusual highly elliptical orbit, it's estimated to be between 20-billion to 100-billion miles from Earth, it's 5,000 times larger than Pluto and 10 times larger than Earth and may possibly have rings and moons. It is believed that the planet, now being labelled Planet 9, may take between 10,000 to 20,000 years to complete it's orbit around the sun.

According to planetary scientist, Konstantin Batygin:

"For the first time in more than 150 years, there's good evidence that the planetary census of the solar system is incomplete" 

The researchers are now on a mission to observe the giant planet by telescope and are asking people to help them look for it. They noted that decent backyard telescopes may be capable of spotting it if the planet comes relatively close to Earth in it's orbit around the sun.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Cryptomnesia & The Subconscious Mind

Cryptomnesia is a term that was first coined by Théodore Flournoy (1854 - 1920) and is used to describe the phenomena of misperception of information often believed to have been derived from supernatural sources.

Flourney, a former Professor of Psychology and an author of two books on parapsychology and spiritism, coined the term in  order to explain the phenomenon experienced by the medium Hélène Smith as "romances of the subliminal imagination, derived largely from forgotten sources". That is, the information either comes from forgotten memories (perhaps from books read as a child) or from information which has been absorbed subconsciously in the past without the subject's awareness (subconscious recall). In laymen's terms, the word cryptomnesia translates to hidden memories.

It's true that the subconscious mind is capable of recalling finer details about events than a person can consciously remember and this has been confirmed through hypnosis. For those who believe that hypnosis is ineffective or is pseudoscience, hypnosis has already been scientifically proven to work by measuring brain activity with EEG (ElectroEncephaloGram) during hypnosis sessions. It's also true that due to the way our internal representational systems work, our subconscious knows the meaning of our dreams and they make perfect sense when in a hypnotic trance although consciously our dreams may sometimes seem a bit odd or peculiar.

The phenomenon of cryptomnesia may very well be responsible for false memories and inaccurate information derived from unknown sources such as those believed to have been accessed during processes like channeling, past life regression and spirit writing. Whilst cryptomnesia is often used as an explanation for seemingly supernatural phenomena, it may also tie with with the placebo effect, ideomotion (responsible for the Ouija board effect) and the true power of the subconscious mind and therefore although cryptomnesia does happen, it does not rule out the possibility of supernatural phenomena happening in some cases.

[ Image: Geralt at Pixabay - Public Domain - https://pixabay.com/en/face-soul-head-smoke-light-sad-658678/ ]

Friday, 8 January 2016

Does The Human Soul Have Mass? (21 Grams)

In 1901, Dr. Duncan MacDougall decided to carry out an experiment on six of his patients, all of whom were dying of tuberculosis.

The reason for MacDougall's experiment was to prove his hypothesis that the human soul has mass and that this mass is lost when the soul leaves the body.

McDougall's theory was popularized in the 2003 movie, 21 Grams, therefore many of the general public assume that the movie, 21 Grams, is the true source of the information - they don't realize that the experiment genuinely was carried out back in 1901. As a result of his experiment, MacDougall concluded that the human soul weighs a total of 21 grams, based on the average loss of mass in his six patients within moments of dying. However, further experiments on other animals including dogs, mice and sheep failed to show similar results.

Unexpectedly for MacDougall, his experiments with animals indicated that there was actually an increase of mass in sheep after death, which disappeared shortly after and no increase or decrease of mass in dogs after death. In self-assurance of his hypothesis about the human soul, MacDougall believed that the lack of change of mass in dogs after dying must have been an indication that dogs have no soul.

Even more peculiarly, MacDougall believed that the increase of mass in sheep after dying, before dissipating, was an indication of some kind of "soul portal" opening up to carry the soul away. It was later speculated that MacDougall may have been guilty of poisoning dogs in order to carry out his experiments, though this was never proven nor disproven.

MacDougall is not the only person who has supported the theory that the human soul has mass, Sir William Crooke also believed in the theory.

[ Image: Geralt at Pixabay - Public Domain - https://pixabay.com/en/face-soul-head-smoke-light-sad-622904/ ]

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What Is Social Engineering?

In the world of Information Technology (IT), Social Engineering refers to a technique used by hackers in order to attain information which can then be exploited.

This is usually done by getting people to reveal small details about themselves during seemingly innocent conversation.

They may do so by subtly slipping in questions like "how old are you?" and "when is your birthday?" or "have you got a middle name?" to get the victim to reveal information which can potentially be used to hack their passwords.

In the world of politics or "political science" the term Social Engineering refers to methods and attitudes used to influence society on a large scale, often by using tactics such as subliminal persuasion which talk directly to the subconscious.

However, Social Engineering can also be carried out on a smaller scale by one or more people on one or more unsuspecting victims, in order to create and influence seemingly real-life events which manipulate the victim into the desired outcome or to install sets of false beliefs.

Social Engineering is not to be taken lightly and the term can also be used to describe some of the tactics that may be employed by narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths when attempting to coerce their victim(s) into a trap.

[ Image: Geralt at Pixabay - Public Domain - https://pixabay.com/en/board-blackboard-words-force-1106649/ ]