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    The Sumerian King List describes how a group of enlightened beings descended from heaven to rule Earth. The total length of their domination: 242,100 years – how is that possible?

    The Sumerian King List is an archaic stone tablet written in the Sumerian language. It gives us the names and reign lengths of the kings of Sumer, a region that encompassed the space now occupied by southern Iraq.


    Compiled from several different clay tablets, the final part of the King List contains the names of historically attested rulers and cities but these are not the focus of this article. To the forbidden history community, the first, unattested kings on the list present greater interest.

    Also known as antediluvian rulers, the first eight kings in the list totaled a reign of 242,100 years, in a mythical period before the great flood swept the area. Mainstream scholars dismiss the existence of these lords and their impossibly-long reigns, citing the fact that no archaeological discoveries support the unusual claims made by the stone tablets. Yet the cuneiform words are there:
    “After the kingship descended from heaven, the kingship was in Eridug. In Eridug, Alulim became king; he ruled for 28800 years.”

    After the first heavenly king’s tenure ended, the scepter fell into the hands of Alalngar, who ruled for 36,000 years. After him, it was En-men-lu-ana‘s turn to sit on the throne for a whopping 43,200 years. The next 5 kings all held office for very long periods of time, the shortest of which lasted ‘only’ 18,600 years.

    The coming of the Great Flood – considered by some a global catastrophe – put an end to the reign of the mythical kings.
    AFTER THE FLOOD HAD SWEPT OVER, AND THE KINGSHIP HAD DESCENDED FROM HEAVEN, THE KINGSHIP WAS IN KISH.”
    Kish was an ancient city in Sumer, home of the first historically-documented Sumerian dynasty. The kings in this dynasty had shorter reigns than the ones before them, but they still extended way beyond the expected life span of a human being in those days. The shortest reign belonged to Zamug, ‘the son of Barsal-nuna,’ who remained in power for 140 years.

    For a long time, historians agreed these impossible timelines were the result of fiction, their reigns and deeds being hyperbolized to increase the significance of the ancient Sumerians in the eyes of neighboring peoples. By documenting their extremely old history, they could stake a legitimate claim to rule the land. But most historians dismiss the existence of the Anunnaki, the Children of Anu.


    They too ‘came down from heaven’ to fulfill their own agenda on Earth. These beings had mastered space travel and although it is said they came here from the twelfth planet, Nibiru, their place of origin might as well have been somewhere else in the galaxy.

    We don’t know for sure how man came to be on this planet. Perhaps he is the product of evolution and natural selection. But if humans were indeed created by someone, there is room for the Anunnaki genesis theory which claims man drew his first breath in the laboratories of Anunnaki geneticists Enki and Ninmah. If these beings were able to manipulate and transform Homo erectus into rational, intelligent humans, it goes without saying they were able to prolong their own lives.

    This could mean the longevity of the reigns on the Sumerian King List could be interpreted as a reality rather than a metaphor. For all we know, these celestial beings could have been immortal or at least impervious to factors such as aging and disease. If they wielded enough power to be considered gods, it stands to reason they were immune to the troubles that end our lives short.

    There is always the possibility that we’re looking for answers in the wrong places and the Sumerian King List is half-fable, half-fact. But amid this controversial topic, one thing is certain: our planet’s history sure is strange.

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    A 28-year-old Utah woman gave birth to a full term baby boy on Friday, but the images of the infant during pregnancy ultrasounds, and the strange incidents that happened during the birth has hospital staff in shock. Suzanne Connors, the now single mother of one, said her pregnancy was anything but normal.


    “As the pregnancy went on and I saw the ultrasound photos, I knew something was not right,” said Connors. “He looked like a demon in the photos and throughout my entire pregnancy it felt like I was being cut with razors from the inside. I considered an abortion, but of course living in this small town in Utah, it was nearly impossible. So I carried on. It was probably the worst decision of my life.”
    According to hospital staff, during the 31 hours of labor, Connors was screaming in excruciating pain. Even through the epidural, she claimed she felt like she was being sliced apart on the inside. That’s when doctors opted for a cesarean section. During the emergency C-section, doctors found that Connors uterus and amniotic sac were completely ripped to shreds. Doctors cannot explain how the baby survived without amniotic fluid for so long.
    “The mother feels she has given birth to the Antichrist. And after what I saw in the delivery room, part of me believes her,” said Dr. William Witkowski, the delivering doctor. “Normally babies cry once they’re born, but this one began growling. He had long nails and his face – it was NOT normal.”
    Connors says she is giving her son up for adoption because she will “have no part in raising the antichrist.” Currently, the infant is under examination by scientists at a nearby pediatric hospital. The future of the young boy is still unknown. A social services representative said there is no way they can place the child in a foster home with his aggressive behavior. According to hospital staff the baby sliced the arm of the delivery nurse when it was handed off to her. Connor says the father cannot be contacted do to the fact he was a “one night stand” and she only knew his first name. The young mother says she is excited to go on with her life and put this horrifying incident behind her.

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    Six Russian diplomats have died in the last 60 days.As Axios notes, all but one died on foreign soil. Some were shot, while other causes of death are unknown. Note that a few deaths have been labeled “heart attacks” or “brief illnesses.”



    1. You probably remember Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov — he was assassinated by a police officer at a photo exhibit in Ankara on December 19.

    2. On the same day, another diplomat, Peter Polshikov, was shot dead in his Moscow apartment. The gun was found under the bathroom sink but the circumstances of the death were under investigation. Polshikov served as a senior figure in the Latin American department of the Foreign Ministry.

    3. Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York this past week. Churkin was rushed to the hospital from his office at Russia’s UN mission. Initial reports said he suffered a heart attack, and the medical examiner is investigating the death, according to CBS.

    4. Russia’s Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, died after a “brief illness January 27, which The Hindu said he had been suffering from for a few weeks.

    5. Russian Consul in Athens, Greece, Andrei Malanin, was found dead in his apartment January 9. A Greek police official said there was “no evidence of a break-in.” But Malanin lived on a heavily guarded street. The cause of death needed further investigation, per an AFP report. Malanin served during a time of easing relations between Greece and Russia when Greece was increasingly critiqued by the EU and NATO.

    6. Ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, who was suspected of helping draft the Trump dossier, was found dead in the back of his car December 26, according to The Telegraph. Erovinkin also was an aide to former deputy prime minister Igor Sechin, who now heads up state-owned Rosneft.

    If we go back further than 60 days.

    7. On the morning of U.S. Election Day, Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov was found unconscious at the Russian Consulate in New York and died on the scene. Initial reports said Krivov fell from the roof and had blunt force injuries, but Russian officials said he died from a heart attack. BuzzFeed reports Krivov may have been a Consular Duty Commander, which would have put him in charge of preventing sabotage or espionage.

    8. In November 2015, a senior adviser to Putin, Mikhail Lesin, who was also the founder of the media company RT, was found dead in a Washington hotel room according to the NYT. The Russian media said it was a “heart attack,” but the medical examiner said it was “blunt force injuries.”

    9. If you go back a few months prior in September 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s driver was killed too in a freak car accident while driving the Russian President’s official black BMW to add to the insanity.



    If you include these three additional deaths that’s a total of nine Russian officials that have died over the past 2 years that WeAreChange.com’s Aaron Kesel knows of – he notes there could be more.

    As Kesel explains, it’s worth noting that governments, specifically the CIA, have for long periods of time had chemical concoctions that can induce a full systematic shutdown of a person’s nervous system and in some cases cause someone’s’ heart to explode.

    Former CIA employee Mary Embree discusses the infamous heart attack gun and how she was tasked with finding a chemical concoction that would cause a heart attack. The weapon was first made public during the Church Committee hearings in 1975 by former CIA director William Colby. It was said to be very lethal and untraceable, by using this weapon a murder is made to look natural while the poison dissolves in hours.

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    It seems highly unlikely and improbable to write off that six Russian officials would die in under 60 days in such an influx in various different mysterious ways without a catalyst. And let’s not forget RT founder and former Putin aide Mikhail Lesin was found dead in 2015 from a blunt weapon that was originally blamed on a heart attack so assassination can’t be taken off the table and ruled out in any of these cases. Turkey and Russia already accused NATO of a false flag attack killing Karlov the Russian-Turkish Ambassador. NATO also had a dead diplomat Yves Chandelon mysteriously die of a gunshot wound to the head in his car a week before the death of Karlov. Chandelon was the Chief Auditor in charge Of Counterterrorism funding.

    “Turkey and Russia have the will not to be deceived by this false flag attack,” they said.

    Don’t forget that on Christmas day, a Russian military jet went down over the Black Sea, killing 60 members of the Red Army choir and 33 others that just adds to the massive coincidence list.

    On a final note, former acting director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael Morell openly conspired to “covertly” kill Russians and Iranians in Syria in an August 2016 interview with Charlie Rose.While Morell was talking about killing Russian and Iranian soldiers it is definitely a strange piece to add to this puzzle.


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    Pope Francis has come under fire by Church officials and sex abuse survivors for cutting the penalties for pedophile priests.



    Pope Francis has been slammed by church officials and sex abuse survivors for cutting penalties for paedophile priests.

    The Pope is said to be applying his vision of a 'merciful church' to sex offenders by reducing punishments to weaker sentences, such as a lifetime of prayer and penance.

    It has been revealed by church officials that Pope Francis overruled advice given to him by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about two priests - allowing them to be punished by a lifetime of prayer.

    One of the priests was the Reverend Mauro Inzoli, who was found guilty of abusing young boys by the Vatican in 2012 and was ordered to be defrocked.

    However, he appealed, and in 2014 Francis reduced the penalty to a lifetime of prayer, prohibiting him from celebrating Mass in public or being near children, barring him from his diocese and ordering five years of psychotherapy.


    Rev Inzoli was then convicted by an Italian criminal court for his sex crimes against five children as young as 12.

    He is now facing a second church trial after new evidence emerged against him.

    A church official has said some paedophile priests and their high-ranking friends appealed to Pope Francis by citing the pope's own words about mercy in their petitions.
    They said: 'With all this emphasis on mercy ... he is creating the environment for such initiatives.'

    Marie Collins, an abuse survivor and founding member of Francis' sex-abuse advisory commission, expressed dismay that the congregation's recommended penalties were being weakened.
    She said: 'All who abuse have made a conscious decision to do so. Even those who are paedophiles, experts will tell you, are still responsible for their actions. They can resist their inclinations.'
    Many canon lawyers and church authorities argue that defrocking paedophiles can put society at greater risk because the church no longer exerts control over them.

    They argue that keeping the men in restricted ministry, away from children, enables superiors to exert some degree of supervision.

    But Ms Collins said the church must also take into account the message that reduced canonical sentences sends to both survivors and abusers.
    'While mercy is important, justice for all parties is equally important,' she said.
    'If there is seen to be any weakness about proper penalties, then it might well send the wrong message to those who would abuse.'
    Comparatively, his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, rarely granted clemency petitions and defrocked 800 priests, who had raped and molested children, during his eight-year papacy. 

     
    According to the church official, Pope Francis also ordered three staffers to be dismissed – two of whom worked for the discipline section that handles sex abuse cases.

    But Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said they will be replaced and staffing is set to be strengthened after the Pope approved hiring more officials.
    He said: 'The speed with which cases are handled is a serious matter and the Holy Father continues to encourage improvements in this area.'
    He also dispelled rumours that sex-abuse cases would no longer be handled by the congregation, saying the strengthened office would handle all submitted cases.

    Mr Burke added the Pope's emphasis on mercy applied to 'even those who are guilty of heinous crimes' and priests who are found to be abusers are permanently removed from the ministry but are not necessarily defrocked.
    He said: 'The Holy Father understands that many victims and survivors can find any sign of mercy in this area difficult, but he knows that the Gospel message of mercy is ultimately a source of powerful healing and of grace.'
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    Students of the Middle Ages all know that the Holy Roman Empire was, in the words of Voltaire, 'neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire'.

    But did this agglomeration of medieval power and influence also saddle us with a bogus calendar?

    Could an emperor – maybe two emperors, with the help of a friendly pope – have been responsible for shoving 297 years' worth of utterly fictitious history into our collective consciousness, there to fester and cause problems for innocent historical researchers? What year is it, anyway?

    To be clear: the Phantom Time Hypothesis, originally by Heribert Illig and Hans-Ulrich Niemitz1, states that the Holy Roman Emperor, Otto III, in collusion with Pope Sylvester II, misdated the Western calendar in order to celebrate the end of the first millennium – 297 years early.


    This theory claims that Otto and others then filled in the 'phantom time' with some pretty interesting, but totally imaginary, history.

    What do tree rings tell us about a possible media conspiracy? What was Charlemagne – ideal ruler, or corporate myth? What secrets does the Aachen treasure room hold in addition to Jesus' underwear?

    Inquiring minds want to know. The rest of you will just have to come along for the ride.

    The Dark Ages - Who Turned Out the Lights?

    The term 'Dark Ages' is in disrepute to describe the period between 500 and 1000 CE – Common Era. (For those unfamiliar with this politically correct term, the years are equivalent to 'Anno Domini', or 'AD'2).

    During this period, it was formerly believed, Western Europeans did very little that would interest historians, or indeed anybody not directly related to them.

    They produced almost no literature, art, or cultural artefacts. They made no appreciable progress in agriculture or technology. They didn't even have any interesting wars.

    This bothered scholars.

    What bothered them even more was that in the 7th, 8th, and 9th Centuries, there were no records to speak of.

    Cities that one might assume to have been continuously inhabited, such as the German towns that were formerly Roman colonies, seem to have been empty of, say, market activity.

    One could only conclude that, while there were obviously buildings there, churches and such, nobody ever came to town to sell a pig. Or at least, kept it a secret.

    Then there were the Jews, who usually kept good community records. In the 6th Century, they were everywhere in Western Europe.

    For about three centuries after that, they seem to have disappeared – only to show up again in exactly the same places. What could explain this? A shortage of parchment? A game of historical hide-and-seek?

    By the 1980s, some people were taking a look at these historical puzzles, and asking themselves a few questions:
    • Why was there a three-century moratorium on building projects in Constantinople, of all places?
    • Is it reasonable to assume that Romanesque architecture was created more than half a millennium after the fall of the Roman Empire? Or that the Cathedral of Aachen was 200 years ahead of its time in innovation?
    • Where did everybody go?

    In a number of fields – archaeology, history, palaeography – scholars had questions. Faced with the obvious answer that 'we don't know, it just happened', they wrote their studies around the puzzles – until someone challenged their assumptions.

    The resulting mini-firestorm of discussion has not resulted in a movement to change the calendar from 2011 to 1714, but the Phantom Time Hypothesis, as it came to be called, has provided food for thought.



    The Least You Need to Know about the Middle Ages

    Before examining the claims of the Phantom Time Hypothesis, it is well to review the following unquestioned facts about the Middle Ages:
    • Literacy was not widespread. Since most people could not read or write, the ability to do so equalled power. You could write down anything you liked, as long as your fellow literates did not challenge you.
    • There are thousands of recognised forgeries from the Middle Ages. People forged wills, history texts, land deeds, etc, etc. In these cases, it is usually fairly easy to answer the question cui bono?3
    • Although it may seem counterintuitive, one of the biggest forgery factories during this period was the Church.
    • In this connection, it is well to mention the Donation of Constantine, a document which alleges that the Emperor Constantine (272-337 CE) died and left the pope in charge of vast amounts of land in Europe.
    • The usual date for this forgery is the 8th Century CE (if there was an 8th Century CE).
    • The Church did not only forge documents. Many, many churches throughout European Christendom have objects called relics – items which are said to have belonged to especially holy people, called saints, or to famous personages from the Christian Bible.
    • These items range from artefacts and utensils, such as the chains used to bind St Peter or the Crown of Thorns4, to more personal things such as body parts (John the Baptist's head) and drops of blood5.
    • To accept every single one of these objects as genuine is a matter of faith. To question the chain of evidence in their provenance – could these really be the bones of the Magi in that box? – is a question of forensic science and, one might claim, common sense.
    • Churches at this time vied hotly for the possession of relics. A recognised relic was a sign of legitimacy for the owner. They were not above stealing these things from one another
    • Nobody at this period owned a clock. To find out what day it was, they asked a priest. It was the Feast Day of Saint So-and-So. This was either a working day, or a holiday. That ended the discussion.
    With these facts in mind, it is possible to follow the arguments of the Phantom Time Hypothesis.



    The Phantom Time Hypothesis - An Outrageous Conspiracy Theory?

    The Phantom Time Hypothesis, as advanced by German researcher Heribert Illig, and expanded by Dr Hans-Ulrich Niemitz of the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur in Leipzig, claims the following:
    • The Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII caused his scribes to recopy Byzantine historical documents from the old writing style, called majuscule, into the new writing style, called minuscule. Once this was done, the old books were destroyed. 

    • These facts are not in dispute. The Phantom Time Hypothesis claims that this undertaking provided a tempting opportunity to rewrite history – a temptation that Constantine VII did not resist.
    • Holy Roman Emperor Otto III (related to Constantine VII through his, Otto's, mother, Theophanu), in connivance with Pope Sylvester II (né Gerbert d'Aurillac), decided to convince everybody they were living at the end of the First Millennium, because it was a wonderful opportunity for positive PR. Besides, Otto liked the idea of reigning in the Year 1000. It was such a nice, round number.
    • The fact that these leaders moved the calendar by 297 years made it possible to invent an entire dynasty – to wit, the Carolingian period. Otto III modelled his reign after that of his 'hero', Charles the Great. If the Phantom Time Hypothesis is true, Charlemagne is as fictional as Prester John6.

    From the evidence, it is obvious that Constantine, Otto, and Sylvester had means, motive and opportunity to perpetrate what they may not have regarded as a crime. But is there any evidence that they did so?

    Although there is no 'smoking gun' in the form of, say, a confession – they would hardly have left a notarised statement lying about – there are some suspicious facts. One of these is the whole controversy between the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

    Heribert Illig first noticed that when the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, it was necessary to omit ten days to make up for the fact that the old Julian year was actually about ten minutes too long7.

    These ten days (and a few more omitted since 1582) account for the reason Russian Christmas is later than Western Christmas8.

    However, calculations based on the year that the Julian calendar was introduced (45 BCE) suggest that it should have been 13 days, not 10.

    The figure of 10 suggests that the Julian calendar had been in operation for about 340 years less than the 1,626 years you would expect to find between 45 BCE and 1582 CE. Perhaps there is something wrong with the count of these years?

    On the other hand, if the calendar had been correct in 325 CE, then ten days would be the correct number to omit.

    As the detractors of the Phantom Time Hypothesis theory point out, this happens to be the date of the Nicene Council, which had so much trouble figuring out when Easter was.

    The detractors figure that settles that – they claim the Gregorian calendar makers were only trying to get the calendar to agree with the state of affairs back in the 4th Century, when they first set the Easter date (though not without a lot of arguing).

    Not so, replied Professor Niemitz, who points out that there is a problem with the placement of the equinoxes as well as the date of Easter:

    Some historians have noticed this contradiction, but they solve it this way: the scholars in Caesar's time reckoned a different date for the equinox (the day in spring, where day and night have the same length). Yet it can be proved that the Romans used the same date for the equinox as we do today, i.e. the 21st of March. — from 'Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?' by Hans-Ulrich Niemitz.

    That, of course, is not that. Those who oppose having their minds messed with by inquiring Germans have raised other objections to the Phantom Time Hypothesis. Phantom Time Hypothesisers have replied to them. Let the reader judge.


    How Many Holes Are There in This Theory?

    It's a very simple question, isn't it? How could anyone insert time into a chronology? We know how much time has passed since the death of Caesar, right? We can prove this independently? Let us see.

    One way to check the date of things is by using radiocarbon dating to determine the age of artefacts. Detractors of the Phantom Time Hypothesis point this out, and say, 'Pish and tosh. We know how old things are from carbon dating.'

    The problem with this: radiocarbon dating uses dendrochronology to calibrate itself, and dendrochronology has a few problems of its own.

    Dendrochronology is dating things by examining tree rings. Trees lay down rings season by season. This growth varies according to prevailing conditions. If enough is known about the age of the tree, its location, conditions, etc, the wood can be used for dating.

    Problems: there are not many trees that are old enough; there are not many trees of the same species; wood from buildings may have been lying around for a long time, may have been reused, etc.

    It turns out that dendrochronologists have been using written sources to help 'correct' their timelines9.

    This might be a problem if we want to use dendrochronology to correct a written source.

    Another way to check the date of things is to go by the stars, which are not susceptible to falsification by ambitious emperors and clerics.

    Unfortunately, the debate is still on as to whether written accounts of such phenomena as eclipses are accurate – or whether historians eager to correct their own timelines have been grasping at straws.

    'This looks like Halley's comet, so it must have been that year...' The jury is still out as to whether this information can clear up the question. The research required would be massive.

    Another objection to the Phantom Time Hypothesis is that Europe did not exist in a vacuum. If someone had changed the calendar, wouldn't anyone else – say the Muslims? – have noticed?

    It is hard to say. Some areas of early Islamic history might actually be simplified by the discovery that the Western dates had been altered.

    It might explain inscriptions on early Islamic coins – the ones that showed Muhammed meeting with a Persian emperor who supposedly died a century before. Similar claims are made about 'missing time' in Jewish records.

    Another possible means of comparison would be Chinese history – which is notably long, with accurate astronomical observations10.

    All these areas would require an enormous amount of research either to validate or refute the theory, research that is unlikely to be undertaken by anyone not interested in rewriting the timeline.

    A theory is a theory because it is not an undisputed fact. A theory is a possible explanation. Does the Phantom Time Hypothesis fit this description? Yes.

    Could it be definitively proven/disproven? Possibly. Is anyone interested enough to do the research? Time will tell.


    Charles the Great as Media Invention?

    The greatest surprise of the Phantom Time Hypothesis is the assertion, by Niemitz and others, that Charlemagne was an invented character who lived in an imaginary time.

    This claim startles at first – after all, Charlemagne was the subject of no fewer than two medieval biographies (although both were written after his death).

    Inventing heroes is hardly a new human enterprise, but Otto III not only revered Charlemagne, he found his body.

    According to Otto Lomello, who was there when the tomb of the great Carolingian was opened in the numinous Year of Our Lord 1000:

    So we went in to Charles. He did not lie, as the dead otherwise do, but sat as if he were living. He was crowned with a golden crown and held in his gloved hands a sceptre; the fingernails had penetrated through the gloves and stuck out. Above him was a canopy of limestone and marble.

    Entering, we broke through this. Upon our entrance, a strong smell struck us. Kneeling, we gave Emperor Charles our homage, and put in order the damage that had been done. Emperor Charles had not lost any of his members to decay, except only the tip of his nose.

    Emperor Otto replaced this with gold, took a tooth from Charles's mouth, walled up the entrance to the chamber, and withdrew again. - Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores, VII, book III, 3211

    Allegedly, other emperors later visited this tomb. In 1165, Friedrich Barbarossa removed the remains and had them interred in a sarcophagus (allegedly) belonging to Caesar Augustus.

    Friedrich II (allegedly) put the bones in a casket of gold and silver. (He put something in there, but at this point, it is not safe to say what12.)

    People visit these relics of Charlemagne in Aachen, just as they visit the other great Aachen relics, the ones which are displayed every seven years: St Mary's cloak, Christ's swaddling (baby) clothes, St John the Baptist's beheading cloth, and Christ's loincloth (or undergarment).

    Perhaps it requires a conspiracy theory to doubt the authenticity of these items. Perhaps not. If one can be invented, cannot the other?

    Reputable historians, of course, assume Charlemagne to have been a real person – an amazingly talented king who expanded the Frankish empire and accomplished many wonderful things.

    Historian Will Durant, while acknowledging the legends surrounding this 'greatest of medieval kings', considers his battles and social reforms in detail.

    Durant describes Charlemagne this way:

    'He was of German blood and speech, and shared some characteristics of his people – strength of body, courage of spirit, pride of race, and a crude simplicity many centuries apart from the urbane polish of the modern French13.'

    Could the truth about this greatest king since Arthur lie somewhere in between total acceptance of the received version, and the assumption that the monarch was invented out of whole cloth?

    Much more research would be needed – and the past is a dodgy character, kind of hard to pin down.



    What Difference Does It Make?

    What difference does it make if the Phantom Time Hypothesis is real? None at all. Calendars will still bear a date in the 21st Century. No one will be sued.

    It is extremely doubtful that anyone will suggest that Otto III be burned in effigy, or that the Kaiserdom in Aachen be desanctified.

    It makes no difference at all. If the Holy Roman Emperor sneaked in 297 years' worth of made-up history, the only people who will care are a handful of medievalists, who might possibly say, 'Oh, that's why I can't find the sheep count.'

    It makes no difference, because timekeeping is a social construct. There is no Y2K problem here. The planet moves as it moves, independent of Western notions of marking the days.

    It is an interesting conundrum, however, and one that might make the historian reflect that our works and pomps might not be as time-honoured as we think they are. The distant past might not be as distant as we imagine.

    Oh, and a lot of our ancestors were liars.


    Read for Yourself

    To follow the argument for the Phantom Time Hypothesis, read 'Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?' by the late Prof Dr Hans-Ulrich Niemitz.

    Those who wish to investigate more deeply, and who can read German, may enjoy this web page, entitled 'Fantomzeit', by Fabian Fritzsche.

    Don't read German? How about that elegant amalgam of German syntax and English vocabulary (well, sort of) that proliferates on the internet?

    A little patience and good will renders this charming addition to the discussion both informative and suggestive for further research.

    For a thorough discussion of the architectural issues involved (as well as a tour of the calendar problem from Julius Caesar on), see 'The Invented Middle Ages' by Heribert Illig.

    Refutations of the Phantom Time Hypothesis have not actually been very thorough or painstaking, being mostly of the scornful variety. Most arguments available online, at any rate, are nicely summed up in this article on the 'Straight Dope' site.

    Although the Phantom Time Hypothesis meets with general disbelief on the part of official scholarship (perhaps because this theory meets with general disbelief), it is difficult to find accessible texts that explain in detail why it is unlikely to be true.

    For a more serious negative critique of the Phantom Time Hypothesis, you may need to read German (again).

    Physicist Stephan Matthiesen's commentary, Erfundenes Mittelalter - fruchtlose These! [transl. 'Invented Middle Ages? A Fruitless Thesis!'], which appeared in the journal Skeptiker in 2001, offers refutations of major points of the theory as put forth by Heribert Illig, and characterises Illig's writing style as 'tiresome' ('ermüdend').

    In this article, Matthiesen is replying specifically to Illig's version of the theory, and not to Niemitz's. Whether scholars will continue to take the time to refute this theory, or merely move on to other questions, remains to be seen.

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    Herizal bin Yunus, 27, collapsed after being struck eight times in a public flogging. Once revived and checked by attending healthcare professionals he was subsequently caned a further 14 times.


    Herizal bin Yunus, 27, collapsed after being struck eight times in a public flogging. Once revived and checked by attending healthcare professionals he was subsequently caned a further 14 times.

    Yunus hails from the province of Bandah Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the only province in the country that imposes strict Sharia law, reports AFP. He was one of eight people flogged on Monday for breach of Islamic law.

    He was being punished for the crime of having sex outside of marriage and was sentenced to be flogged a total of 22 times by a local court. The punishment was carried out by a religious official dressed head to toe in a hooded cloak.


    Aceh was granted special autonomy by the Indonesian state in 2005 as a means for Jakarta to quell the separatist movement that had gathered momentum in the province and the strictest form of Islamic law has been imposed ever since, according to the Jakarta Post.


    Authorities caned 339 people in 2016, the first full calendar in which Sharia law was in full effect, according to Human Rights Watch. People can be flogged for a variety of crimes ranging from gambling and consuming alcohol to sexual offences.

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    Naga is the Sanskrit and Pali word for a deity or class of entity or being, taking the form of a very great snake — specifically the king cobra, a specific type of snake (hooded snake), found in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

    In the great epic Mahabharata, the depiction of nagas tends toward the negative. An epic calls them "persecutors of all creatures", and tells us "the snakes were of virulent poison, great prowess and excess of strength."

    The great epic frequently characterizes nagas as being able to change form, having a mixture of human and serpent-like traits.

    Stories involving the nagas are still very much a part of contemporary cultural traditions in predominantly Hindu regions of Asia (India, Nepal, and Bali).



    In southern India, nagas are considered nature spirits and the protectors of springs, wells and rivers. They bring rain, and thus fertility, but are also thought to bring disasters such as floods and drought.

    Objects of great reverence, expensive and grand rituals are conducted in communities where the inhabitants consider themselves genetic descendants of Nagas.

    The Nairs of Kerala and the ethnically related Tulu Bunts of Karnataka are clans which are believed to have originated from the serpent dynasty.

    Vishnu is originally portrayed sheltered or reclining by a giant snake, but the iconography has been extended to other deities as well.

    The serpent is common in Ganesha iconography appearing: around the neck, as a belt, held in a hand, coiled at the ankles, or as a throne. Shiva is often shown with a snake.


    Traditions about nagas are also very common in all the Buddhist countries of Asia. In many countries, the naga concept has been merged with local traditions of great and wise serpents or dragons.

    In Tibet, the naga was said to dwell in lakes or underground streams and guard treasure. In China, the naga was equated with the dragon.

    The Buddhist naga generally has the form of a great cobra-like snake, usually with a single head but sometimes with many.

    At least some of the nagas are capable of using magic powers to transform themselves into a human semblance, sometimes portrayed as a human being with a snake or dragon extending over his head in Buddhist paintings.

    They are believed to live in various parts of the human-inhabited earth, primarily dwelling in deep underground caverns.

    For Malay sailors, nagas are a type of dragon with many heads; in Thailand and Java, the naga is a wealthy underworld deity. In Laos they are usually considered sea-faring, or water serpents. In Javanese culture, a Naga is a crowned giant magical serpent, sometimes winged.

    In a Cambodian legend, the naga were a noble reptilian race of beings who possessed a large empire or kingdom in the Pacific Ocean region.

    The Naga King's daughter married an Aryan and from their union sprang the Cambodian people. Therefore still Cambodians say that they are "Born from Naga".


    The Seven-Headed Naga serpents depicted as statues on Cambodian temples, such as Angkor Wat, represent the seven races within Naga society, which has a mythological, or symbolic, association with "seven colors of the rainbow".

    The power of the serpent and this age-old battle is demonstrated below (right) in this ancient Greek sculpture, 'Laocoön and His Sons'.

    Unfortunately, the epic poem that goes with it did not survive. To the left is a stone depiction of Quetzalcoatl, the venerated Mesoamerican (Aztec) feathered serpent deity of learning and knowledge.

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    A man has spent $50,000 (£40,000) on plastic surgery to become an alien – and could soon have his genitalia removed.

    Vinny Ohh, 22, from Los Angeles in California, has had over 110 procedures to transform into a ‘genderless’ extra-terrestrial.


    The make-up artists believes he’s neither male nor female and so his extreme look is a way of mirror how he feels inside.


    Make-up artist Vinny Ohh, 22, from Los Angeles in California, has plans costing over $160,000 ((£130,000) to become a genderless alien. He has already spent $50,000 (£40,000) on plastic surgery to become an alien.


    Vinny has had two rhinoplasties at 19 and 21 to fix his nose and over 90 procedures to become an alien

    He started with lip fillers at the age of 17, before having two rhinoplasties, multiple cheeks and brow bone fillers and more.

    The part-time model also wears large blackened contact lenses, alien like talons and unusual hair dye colours.

    Now he plans to fork out another $160,000 (£130,000) on surgery to have his g3nitalia, nipples and bellybutton removed.

    Vinny said: ‘I want to be a sexless alien being, I want my outside to reflect how I feel on the inside.



    ‘The overall image I want to do is an alien. I want to be a hybrid, not male or female.

    ‘I’ve wanted to be s3xless and genderless since I was 17, I’ve been going to doctors to see if it’s possible but had no luck.

    ‘I don’t want people to think I’m trying to change into a woman. I could live without sexual organs so why should I have a p3nis or a v@gina.

    The make-up artists believes hes neither male nor female and so his extreme look is a way of mirror how he feels inside

    ‘I don’t see why I shouldn’t have my genitals completely removed and have nothing down there.

    ‘So far, I’ve had $50,000 in skincare and procedures including two rhinoplasties, facial fillers in my lips, cheeks and brow bone all to look extra-terrestrial.

    ‘I do kind of look like a Martian, I have a really big head, no eyebrows and I’ve just been connecting with that.

    ‘When people ask me how I’d label myself, I tell them an “extra-terrestrial, hot mess, self-obsessed” it’s becoming my slogan.’

    Vinny started cosmetic procedures after feeling like an outcast while growing up.


    Speaking about his look, he said: ‘I do kind of look like a Martian, I have a really big head, no eyebrows and I’ve just been connecting with that’


    He became an LGBT+ activist and feels like his look now represents his beliefs that ‘people shouldn’t be labelled.’

    Vinny said: ‘Over the years, I’ve realised I’m not gay, bi, trans or any of these things, I just want to be me.

    ‘I do it to inspire the world in a certain way, I want people to stop labelling others or putting them in boxes.’

    When out in public he draws much attention, which he believes is down to some of his unusual standout features and dress sense.

    Vinny added: ‘My large black contact lenses are a necessity, it’s like my pearl necklaces, I wear them to walk around everywhere I can.

    ‘They make my eyes look super massive, some people call it demonic but I think it looks beautiful like an animal.

    ‘Also, my make-up is focussed around looking sex-less, I play with colour a lot, there’s no shade I wouldn’t experiment with.’

    Vinny has found the public are split on his look, with some adoring his unusual appearance and others hurling abuse or trying to physically hurt him.

    He said: ‘Some people absolutely love me see me as a celebration and give a lot of compliments.

    ‘I don’t look real and people love it. Some people have said they want their kids to be like me and that I’m an inspiration for children who don’t feel like they belong.

    ‘Other times I’ve had shopping carts chucked at me or I’ve been considered a sexual object by men and woman, I’m used to not fitting in.

    ‘Even when I was 16, I was wearing full body suits and eight inch platforms going outside in the day, so it feels very normal to me.’

    Vinny is set to appear on The Plastics of Hollywood, a show that will house real life plastic surgery addicts together in attempts to nurture their talent.

    He said: ‘My goal is to change everyone’s mind about human dolls.

    ‘I’m trying to wake people up to show them that gender roles in society do not matter and show them that we need to be better human beings and nicer to one another.’

    The TV show, which is set to be released in America, will follow a talent agency that tries to help them achieve Hollywood Fame without relying on their looks.

    Marcela Iglesias, producer and presenter, said: ‘Vinny is an alien new generation of new people who want to look different, in 15 years, hundreds of people will want to look like him.

    ‘We’re in an era where there’s people who want to look like lizards, those who implant horns into their skulls and people with full-face tattoos like the guy in Suicide Squad who are working.

    ‘We want to be the first agency who will treat these human dolls, alien dolls and cartoons as a normal part of the society that we’re living in now.

    ‘We have all these people, the freaks, weirdos and we want to make society understand them.’



    VINNY’S $160,000 (£130,000) SURGERY PLANS TO BECOME AN EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
    • Genital removal
    • Nipple removal
    • Belly button removal
    • Forehead realignment
    • Ear pinning
    • Nose job
    • Eye lid revision
    • Jaw implants
    • Cheek implants

    VINNY’S 110 SURGERIES TO LOOK LIKE AN ALIEN SO FAR
    • 35 whole body and face laser treatment
    • 12 cheek fillers
    • 2 brow fillers
    • 15 lip fillers
    • 10 fillers for random wrinkles
    • 5 botox sessions
    • 5 nose procedures
    • 1 botox under eye
    • 5 facial peels
    • 20 cryo facial freezing
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    Bioquark, a biotech company based in the United States, has been given the go-ahead to begin research on 20 brain-dead patients, in an attempt to stimulate and regrow neurons and, literally, bring the patients back from the dead.



    The technique is new and untested so the study will likely be controversial.

    By implanting stem cells in the patient’s brain, in addition to treating the spinal cord with infusions of chemicals and nerve stimulation techniques (both of which have been shown to bring people out of comas), they hope to reboot the brain and jump-start neural activity.

    The result could be people coming back to life.

    There isn’t much evidence that this will work, though there is one well-known neurological researcher and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Calixto Machado who is involved with the study as a panel expert.


    Bioquark’s CEO, Ira Pastor, said that “to undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining biologic regenerative medicine tools with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of the central nervous system, in patients with other severe disorders of consciousness. We hope to see results within the first two to three months.”
    He added, “it is a long-term vision of ours that a full recovery in such patients is a possibility, although that is not the focus of this first study.
    “It is a bridge to that eventuality.”
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    Why are “giant fountains of lava” suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life? The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone. According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring. So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity?


    Is something strange happening inside the Earth?


    Why are “giant fountains of lava” suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life? The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone. According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring. So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity? Is something strange happening inside the Earth?

    According to the USGS, magma is “molten rock underground”, and lava is molten rock “that breaks through the Earth’s surface”. Right now, something is pushing magma up through the crust of the Earth at a number of key spots around the planet. On the island of Sicily, the “giant fountains of lava” that are coming out of Mt. Etna can be seen 30 kilometers away


    Giant fountains of lava could be seen sprouting from the volcano, located on the isle of Sicily, as far away as Catania, around 30 kilometres away, and the resort town of Taormina.

    The Meteorological Observatory in Nunziata said: “You can clearly see the lava fountains, although currently modest, as it escapes from the crater in the southeast.”

    An orange air alert has been issued, meaning that airspace will remain open but authorities will continue to monitor the situation.

    On the other side of the world, a constant stream of molten rock has been springing out of Guatemala’s “Volcano of Fire” since February 25th

    Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupted Saturday (Feb 25), spewing lava and sending up plumes of ash that rained down on nearby communities and could eventually reach the capital, civil protection authorities said.


    The Volcan de Fuego, one of the country’s three active volcanoes, is located about 45km southwest of the capital Guatemala City. It was the volcano’s second eruption this year.

    And in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a “firehose of lava” has been pouring out of the Kilauea Volcano since December 31st.

    Meanwhile, a number of large volcanoes that have been dormant for a very long time all over the world have started springing back to life.

    For instance, the only active volcano in India has suddenly started “spewing lava and ash” after being silent for 150 years…


    Barren Islands volcano, India’s only active volcano, is reportedly spewing lava and ash after a gap of 150 years. It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) claimed.

    The volcano is situated in Barren Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago. Some unsubstantiated reports even claim that it is South Asia’s only active volcano.

    Its first recorded eruption dates back to 1787. Since then, the volcano has erupted more than ten times, including the one this year.

    At one time scientists would speak of “dead volcanoes”, but now we learning that it really isn’t safe to speak of any volcano as being completely “dead”. So many of these long dormant volcanoes are roaring back to life, and why this is suddenly happening now is puzzling many of the experts.

    And as you have seen, this isn’t isolated to just one or two geographic regions. It literally is happening all over the globe.


    Last month, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in the southern hemisphere erupted seven times in the space of a single day, and meanwhile authorities in the northern hemisphere were warning us that four of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes are preparing to erupt.

    Indonesia and Iceland are about as far apart as you can get, and yet they are both being affected by this worldwide phenomenon.

    Without a doubt, something definitely appears to be causing a significant increase in worldwide seismic activity.

    Let’s talk about earthquakes for a moment. A website known as the Big Wobble recently published an article that included two extraordinary maps. The first map showed the number of major earthquakes from January 1900 to January 1917, and the second map showed the number of major earthquakes from January 2000 to January 2017. The difference between the two maps was startling to say the least.



    It is becoming extremely difficult to deny that something is happening to the crust of our planet, and many are becoming concerned about what we could soon experience if the level of seismic activity continues to rise.

    We already talked about Mt. Etna, but a much greater threat in Italy appears to be awakening under the city of Naples. A massive supervolcano known as “Campi Flegrei” is close to a “critical state”, and if it erupts the consequences will be beyond catastrophic. The following comes from National Geographic

    A long-quiet yet huge supervolcano that lies under 500,000 people in Italy may be waking up and approaching a “critical state,” scientists report this week in the journal Nature Communications.

    Based on physical measurements and computer modeling, “we propose that magma could be approaching the CDP [critical degassing pressure] at Campi Flegrei, a volcano in the metropolitan area of Naples, one of the most densely inhabited areas in the world, and where accelerating deformation and heating are currently being observed,” wrote the scientists—who are led by Giovanni Chiodini of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics in Rome.

    If that supervolcano were to fully erupt, millions could die, the skies in the northern hemisphere would be darkened for months and the resulting “volcanic winter” would cause famines all around the globe.

    And the same things could be said about the supervolcano that is awakening in North Korea too.

    In the United States, we should be watching the volcanoes on the west coast for signs of trouble, and my regular readers know that I am particularly concerned about Mt. Rainier. There is an eruption of Mt. Rainier in “The Beginning Of The End“, and it is in there for a reason.


    Someday Mt. Rainier will erupt, and the horror that this will mean for the Northwest is beyond anything that I could put into words for you right now.

    We live at a time when our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and a major natural disaster could change all of our lives in a single moment.

    Just because our lives have been somewhat “normal” for an extended period of time does not mean that they will always be this way, and those that are ignoring the rumblings of our planet do so at their own peril.

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    Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95% of the world.


    What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of The World By 2030

    The name of this plan is Agenda 21, and it was developed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, as part of a sustainability policy.

    According to the United Nations website, Agenda 21 is a “comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, government, and major groups, in every area in which humans have impact on the environment”.

    To read the full document click here. Watch the short video below to learn more on Agenda 21, in under 5 minutes.

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    Escalators are nothing to mess around with. While it can be tempting to make a game out of the continuously moving staircase, it’s best to use them for what they are meant for…to get to a different floor. But, while people can be cautioned over and over again, these mishaps still occur. Recently, one young girl has learned a lesson about proper mall behavior.



    While shopping at the South County Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Mark Maloy, witnessed some horseplay on the escalators, and it’s a good thing that he did because he ended up saving one girl’s life. The teen girl, along with her friend, was playing a game where they would hold onto the moving handle a few seconds longer, until they had to jump down to the next staircase. They had made a game out of it to see how long they could hold on and how far they had to jump. They would wait until they were about three or four feet high and then jump off. It wasn’t the smartest game to play, but it was innocent enough.

    Maloy noticed that one of the girl’s had hung on to the rail for too long. When the girl realized how high off the ground she was, she started to panic and scream. By then it was too late, but that is when Maloy came to the rescue. She had come to a point where she had to let go of the rail. When she let go, her body smashed into the railing alongside the escalator and Maloy caught her, just as she was falling head-first, 20 feet to the ground. Maloy, who didn’t hesitate in his rescue, jumped into action and prevented the girl from suffering a broken neck. While he ended up with a sore shoulder, sore leg and hurt ribs, he admits that he would do it all over again.
    “I didn’t even think,” said Maloy. “It was like a switch flipped and I just ran to her.”
    In the surveillance video, you can witness Maloy running toward the girl, before he caught her like a baby. “It’s natural for us to care for each other and it’s natural to help someone in need, especially a child. It’s a good thing to do,” said Maloy, who relies heavily on his faith.

    Mall officials released a statement that thanked Maloy for his heroic action and also warned that horseplay on the escalators and in the mall is against the code of conduct. We can be sure that this young girl will never forget Maloy, who happened to be at the right place at the right time with the right mindset. Not everyone would’ve jumped in to save the girl, but Maloy essentially risked his own life to save the girl. Had she landed on him differently, then he would’ve ended up with far worse injuries.

    Maloy’s family is very proud of him for his quick-thinking, heroic actions. “I’m proud of my dad,” said Maloy’s son, who looks at his father as a hero.

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    Keep your eyes open people. The pillar of light phenomenon is occurring again. It is nothing to be afraid of. This appears to be related to the changing of resonance of the Earth and to help it transition into a higher density in a less violent manner (EQ’s/Physical Pole Reversals etc…).


    Pillar Of Light Phenomenon Occurring Again

    Previous scientific explanation of clear blue sky and naked eye sightings: “Ice Crystals”:

    Just as some orbs are camera artifacts so are some light pillars I am sure. This does not explain why/how people are seeing these light pillars with their naked eyes and then taking video and photo’s of them. The PTB first put out articles saying they were caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere when people were reporting seeing them with the naked eye and some of these pillars were video’d and photographed from different directions by various people all seeing the same phenomenon often in the clear blue sky… 

    Those videos and images have been pulled as fast as they are posted and the only ones left up are the ones with clouds in the bk ground to back up the ice crystal article put out when this occurred last time. There are quite a lot of images of camera artifacts of this type and of orbs that people do not see with the naked eye and only see on the image after the photo is reviewed later. Taking a photo of something you see before hand rules out a camera artifact. But this goes to show that any photo/video evidence that anyone puts forward can be debunked quickly by TPTB or skeptics. Nothing but a personal experience will suffice for most people. There will be a global event where every eye shall see and every ear shall hear (Not to sound Biblical).


    The shadow wars between the cabal have heated up as well as the battle between Earth Alliance groups that have been infiltrated by the cabal and are now fighting over the financial system. There is much more going on in Asia than has been reported and there has been far more destruction in certain events than has been reported. There is heavy use of Energetic Weather and Earth Quake (EQ) technologies/weapons (Ground & Space based) as well as the use of the very few space based weapons in control of these groups (Low Earth Orbit weapons from the SDI/Star Wars Era).

    Notice when these groups attempt to make good on their threat to bringing war and strife to the surface of the planet the Sphere Alliance makes a peaceful counter move that is helping change the harmonics of our planet. The Draco Royals and Committee of 200 Chairmen are trying their best to make good on their threats after their deal of clemency was denied.

    These groups are being so reactionary right now they do not realize that they are hastening their own exposure and end with each and every action they take.

    Stay tuned for more information, I have a meeting tomorrow morning (early morning as usual) where I will receive more detailed information on recent events.

    Keep your eyes open people.

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    Up to 300,000 Spanish babies were stolen from their parents and sold for adoption over a period of five decades, a new investigation reveals.



    The children were trafficked by a secret network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns in a widespread practice that began during General Franco’s dictatorship and continued until the early Nineties.

    Hundreds of families who had babies taken from Spanish hospitals are now battling for an official government investigation into the scandal.

    Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth.

    Identity crisis: Randy Ryder as a baby being cradled in a Malaga hospital in 1971 by the woman who bought him

    But the women, often young and unmarried, were told they could not see the body of the infant or attend their burial.

    In reality, the babies were sold to childless couples whose devout beliefs and financial security meant that they were seen as more appropriate parents.

    Official documents were forged so the adoptive parents’ names were on the infants’ birth certificates.

    In many cases it is believed they were unaware that the child they received had been stolen, as they were usually told the birth mother had given them up.

    Journalist Katya Adler, who has investigated the scandal, says: ‘The situation is incredibly sad for thousands of people.

    ‘There are men and women across Spain whose lives have been turned upside-down by discovering the people they thought were their parents actually bought them for cash.

    ‘There are also many mothers who have maintained for years that their babies did not die – and were labelled ‘hysterical’ – but are now discovering that their child has probably been alive and brought up by somebody else all this time.’

    Reunited: Randy Ryder with Manoli Pagador, who believes she may be his real mother

    Experts believe the cases may account for up to 15 per cent of the total adoptions that took place in Spain between 1960 and 1989.

    It began as a system for taking children away from families deemed politically dangerous to the regime of General Franco, which began in 1939.

    The system continued after the dictator’s death in 1975 as the Catholic church continued to retain a powerful influence on public life, particularly in social services.

    It was not until 1987 that the Spanish government, instead of hospitals, began to regulate adoptions.

    The scandal came to light after two men, Antonio Barroso and Juan Luis Moreno, discovered they had been stolen as babies.

    Mr Moreno’s ‘father’ confessed on his deathbed to having bought him as a baby from a priest in Zaragoza in northern Spain.

    He told his son he had been accompanied on the trip by Mr Barroso’s parents, who bought Antonio at the same time for 200,000 pesetas – a huge sum at the time.

    ‘That was the price of an apartment back then,’ Mr Barroso said. ‘My parents paid it in instalments over the course of ten years because they did not have enough money.’

    Bought for cash: Journalist Katya Adler with Juan Luis Moreno, who was sold as a baby
    DNA tests have proved that the couple who brought up Mr Barroso were not his biological parents and the nun who sold him has admitted to doing so.

    When the pair made their case public, it prompted mothers all over the country to come forward with their own experiences of being told their babies had died, but never believing it. One such woman was Manoli Pagador, who has begun searching for her son.

    A BBC documentary, This World: Spain’s Stolen Babies, follows her efforts to discover if he is Randy Ryder, a stolen baby who was brought up in Texas and is now aged 40.

    In some cases, babies’ graves have been exhumed, revealing bones that belong to adults or animals. Some of the graves contained nothing at all.

    The BBC documentary features an interview with an 89-year-old woman named Ines Perez, who admitted that a priest encouraged her to fake a pregnancy so she could be given a baby girl due to be born at Madrid’s San Ramon clinic in 1969. ‘The priest gave me padding to wear on my stomach,’ she says.

    It is claimed that the San Ramon clinic was one of the major centres for the practice.

    Many mothers who gave birth there claim that when they asked to see their child after being told it had died, they were shown a baby’s corpse that appeared to be freezing cold.

    The BBC programme shows photographs taken in the Eighties of a dead baby kept in a freezer, allegedly to show grieving mothers.

    Despite hundreds of families of babies who disappeared in Spanish hospitals calling on the government to open an investigation into the scandal, no nationally co-ordinated probe has taken place.

    As a result of amnesty laws passed after Franco’s death, crimes that took place during his regime are usually not examined. Instead, regional prosecutors across the country are investigating each story on a case-by-case basis, with 900 currently under review.

    But Ms Adler says: ‘There is very little political will to get to the bottom of the situation.’

    There are believed to be thousands more cases that will never come to light because the stolen children fear their adoptive parents will be seen as criminals.

    Many of the families of stolen babies have taken DNA tests in the hope of eventually being matched with their children. Some matches have already been made but, without a nationally co-ordinated database, reuniting lost relatives will be a very difficult process.

    Watch BBC’s documentary, “This World: Spain’s Stolen Babies,” below:

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    David Vaughan Icke (pronounced /aɪk/; born April 29, 1952) is an English writer and public speaker who has devoted himself since 1990 to researching what he calls “who and what is really controlling the world.” His books have been translated into eight languages, he runs a website that receives 600,000 hits a week, and his lecture tours, during which he speaks for up to eight hours at a time, attracted audiences of 30,000 between 2000 and 2006.



    His book The Biggest Secret has been called the Rosetta Stone for conspiracy theorists. One of his main focuses is the influence that extra-terrestrial beings have on our world order, one of these alien races being the Reptilian Aliens or also known as Reptilians, Reptoids, or Lizard people.


    In The Biggest Secret (1999), Icke introduced the “Reptoid Hypothesis.” He identifies the Brotherhood as originating from reptilians from the constellation Draco, who walk on two legs and appear human, and who live in tunnels and caverns inside the earth. They are the same race of gods known as the Anunnaki in the Babylonian creation myth, Enûma Eliš. Lewis and Kahn write that Icke has taken his “ancient astronaut” narrative from the Israeli-American writer, Zecharia Sitchin. Icke’s idea of “inner-earth reptilians” is not a new theory and/or idea, though it is apparent that Icke has done more than most to expand on this theory of humanoid reptilian aliens amongst our population today.



    Today, Icke holds many seminars, writes books and has a website that continues to thrive as more and more people learn about the Reptilian Aliens.

    Although many of the subjects related to aliens or intelligent life else where is usually left to the sci-fi fanatics, David Icke continues to push towards what he believes to be the truth that has been hidden from the public for ages.

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    An enormous (some would say medium-sized) UFO has been recently photographed on the martian surface. UFO hunters claim it looks intact and could still fly, if Russia, China or the United States manage to retrieve it.



    For that to happen, either of these states would first need to get there, but if the rumors are true, then all of these superpowers already have in their possession numerous and various UFOs, built from scratch using reverse-engineered alien technology or simply captured after they entered their respective airspace. That being said, a 600-foot-wide, heart shaped UFO spotted on Mars is in near mint condition (a few dents and scratches from the unforgiving martian conditions are to be expected) and would be a prized addition to their collection.


    The UFO, which rests neatly parked on the surface of our next door neighbor was brought into attention by the administrator of the YouTube channel UFOvni2012 on November 21. There is a slight chance that the UFO could still be up for grabs, but the original photo was snapped by NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) on October 16, 2000 and a lot could have happened in 16 years.
    THE LONG AND TURNED LANDING TRACKS LEFT BEHIND FROM THE CRAFT SHOW THAT THE SHIP CRASH LANDED AS GENTLY AS IT COULD,” WROTE UFO HUNTER SCOTT WARING.
    The alleged UFO crash site is located in the Medusae Fossae, a large martian geological formation of unknown origins. Named after the Medusa from Greek mythology, this formation extends for nearly 600 miles along the martian equator. Constant winds and periodic windstorms have done a great job at eroding the landscape, giving it a smooth appearance.

    Given these circumstances, it’s a wonder how the UFO managed to escape being buried beneath a dune of fine sand. Perhaps it hasn’t been down there for long, and this argument is raising the hopes of alien specialists out there, who suspect the craft could theoretically be salvageable.


    According to the video, the dubious object stood out like a sore thumb amid the stacks of photos sent back by the MGS and managed to win the attention of NASA image specialist Steve Wingate. He went through a great deal of effort to publicize the controversial image but somehow, it never got the notoriety conspiracy theorists think it deserves. In fact, it would seem somebody went to great lengths to have the image removed from his website while the original remained on NASA servers.

    Original image here.

    The NASA image has a size chart attached to it, which allows for a rough estimate of the object’s size. Since 1 pixel on the original photo measures 9.4 feet, the UFO spotted on Mars would have to measure approximately 600 feet across, meaning that it would cast a pretty large shadow if it suddenly appeared above you.

    Wingate was the first person to draw our attention to the anomalous Lobachevsky crater located on the far side of the Moon. Apollo 16 photos strongly suggest the crater might shelter a complex extraterrestrial base encompassing multiple, rectangular and artificial-looking structures, with the most unusual of these structure being a very tall spire.


    It seems Wingate has an eye for these things and knows where to look. It’s a shame his good work is hindered, but that’s just the way it goes in the world of truth-seekers.

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    Are You Annunaki?


    In B’raisheet (Genesis) 6:4 it is written:
    “The Lord said, “My breath shall not abide in man forever, since he too is flesh; let the days be allowed him be one hundred and twenty years.” It was then, and later too, that the Nephilim appeared on earth – when the divine beings cohabited with the daughters of men, who bore them offspring. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.”

    1. Annunaki believe that you can truly create something from nothing.

    The Annunaki are rumored to be many things. Supposedly they were the charged with a great task. This was the creating and controlling the physical world, literally not symbolically. They were given the tools to create existence from the energies of the great void of nothingness and had the power to manipulate it. This would have begun this great work sometime around 500 thousand years ago, perhaps longer. The true time frames of such matters are not known to anyone, anymore. Perhaps not even to the Annunaki, this period may have been more like a dream to them.


    2. Annunaki are gifted in all of the powers to create matter from energy.

    Form was made first by creating matter itself, with the basic building blocks of the universal energies. The Annunaki accomplished this by working from materials they gathered from the Abyss. From there they created space. The reason they created space was so that substance could exist, and then matter itself, beginning with atoms and building from there. It is assumed that this work, although complex, happened at a very high rate of time. Almost instantly, as if they said “Let there be light”, to use a Biblical metaphor. This is up to debate, as this is not recorded in history.


    3. Annunaki hate all strict time schedules, especially being held to them.

    While creating Paradise, the Annunaki kept begging for more time. They wanted more time, so that they could make the world of matter perfect in every way, shape, and form. They were attempting to do this before setting God’s greatest creation, humanity, in it. They were creating the world of the Earth as we know it now. It can be argued that either they do not exist in a world where time is relevant or observable. It can also be argued that God may not have allowed the creation of Paradise or the Earth to continue, the job was to be finished and there was no more time to be had. This was upsetting to the Annunaki in either case.


    4. Annunaki have always been portrayed as having stood against Lucifer in mythology.

    Most mythology agrees that Lucifer, or a name that refers to an illuminous fire, was the Archangel that orignally oversaw the Annunaki work. After eons of delay, during which they shaped the Earth and all of its forces, fields, and landforms, but they were still demanding more time for the project. After they had not finished before the final timeline God had officially decreed, the Archangel Lucifer finally put his foot down. Many Annunaki never felt Creation was allowed to be perfected, and more than several nursed a grudge toward Lucifer. He held responsible by the Annunaki for his disruption of their work.


    5. Annunaki don’t like being referred to or compared to the other angels.

    Originally, the Annunaki had only two forms called the Antu and the Kishar. The Kishar created the Earth and everything upon it, save for life. The Kishar believed in what was called the One Law, they believed in one God, one truth, one purpose and did not have patience for anything other. They were the builders and the first that were set to work on the great project of the Earth’s creation. This would be a bone of contention later in the history of the Annunaki. The Kishar were also deeply loyal to the Archangel Lucifer, some had been under his leadership since the beginning of the Annunaki history.


    6. Annunaki understanding of gravitation and physics would be beyond gifted.

    It was late in the creation process that the Antu came into play. The Antu made movement and travel upon the Kishar’s creation possible. Their work often took them away from the other Elohim, leaving them somewhat separate and having time to develop different beliefs from their angelic brethren. The Antu came to believe in what was called the Strict Observance. This was an idea that they came up with, but it basically caused them to return to the belief that there were many Gods, goddesses, energies and influences on the universal powers. They also came to believe that God may not have been the original creator of the universe. This belief was greatly at odds with the Kishar and the One Law.


    7. Annunaki are overly self conscious especially about their bodies.

    When it came time to make humanity, the Annunaki were responsible for the creation of the body itself. They were very proud of their creation, they synthesis of material energies into DNA, the construction of the skeletal system, mapping out blood vessels and nerves, and placing the organs. They even created unused pathways within the Brain that could be altered or mutated later, as the human species grew within its Earthly evolution. When they were finished, even they found no fault with what resulted and proudly presented their creation to the Creator God.


    8. Annunaki are capable of love, but it does not always serve them well.

    Originally the Annunaki had no intentions of try to inhabit, influence and they did not even intend on having any control over the world we live in. They fell in love with their own perfect production of the human being. This was futile, the Annunaki proudly presented their creation with love, only to have that love shattered when the Creator God told them they could never reveal themselves to their most accomplished creation. That humanity was to remain ignorant of the first creation of the Universe, the Annunaki, the original Abyss and many other things. This was the day that many Annunaki came to believe, what many of them had long suspected, that the Creator God may not be the true Creator.


    9. Annunaki are opinionated, but do not debate what they think or know is true.
    The resentment that many Annunaki always felt towards the Creator and their suspicions that he or it, was actually a Demiurge. Word of these suspcions slowly leaked itself, these rumors spread through the Angelic heirarchies and the other Elohim began to bubble over with controversy. Then one of the Elohim named Ahrimal had an apocalyptic vision of the Earth, it fortold the Fall of humanity from God’s grace and a great war in the heavens. When the Annunaki heard of Ahrimal’s vision, they were concerned, but still felt that taking sides over the creation was not worthy of debate. For most Annunaki already knew where they stood and what their opinions had always been.


    10. Annunaki took the side of humanity in mythology.

    The Archangelic powers and the Elohim called upon all of their bretheren for what was called the Great Debate. The Archangelic powers had come to quarrel over wheather God was the source of all power, or wheather the Archangels derrived their power from that source. Thus was God the original Creator or not. When the Annunaki refused to join the Great Debate, they kept true to their belief in pure neutrality and thus were left keeping their grief and arguments to themselves. Both the Antu and the Kishar were in agreement with each other on this. In the end, over half of the Annunaki left Heaven to take up sides with humanity.


    11. Annunaki are very earthy, having a love of precious gems and metals.

    The Fall of humanity was either true, or was the result of the angels acting on Ahrimal’s vision. Either way the Annunaki had seen this before. They remembered the Fall of the first Earth, during the war between the Atlantean and Lemurian root races. The Annunaki were the fifth house of angels, and the only group to present themselves at the Fall ofhumanity. They came to the human species presenting precious metals and jewels before Adam and Eve, or the original tribes of humankind. These may have been fragments left over from the great weapon that had caused the Fall of Atlantis, and the destruction of the first Earth.


    12. Annunaki made one very big mistake in judging humanity.
    Humankind was as divided and caught up in the propoganda of the Fall as anyone. The curse that came soon after would be for humans use the tools that the Annunaki had created. Humanity sought to use these tools for their own was. This sparked rebellion within the Annunaki, who agreed that their tools could be used as a means of destruction, rather than creation, as they sought to control and master Creation; with this, the rebellious Annunaki became known as the Malefactors. Although different intentions and purposes prevailed, the Malefactors and the remaining true Annunaki continued to work together to ensure the survivial of the human species.


    13. Annunaki are naturally creative, and love creating useful new tools.

    It became clear to the Annunaki, that they needed help of humans if they were to survive, as well. They needed us, much more than humanity needed them. After the Fall of humankind, the Malefactors were determined to help humans survive. They offered to create tools and shelter for Adam and Eve, but they were determined to create things themselves. By now the various Archangelic powers had finished their Great Debate, and no resolution was come to or agreement. The Archangel Lucifer had drawn the line in the sand, having decided that since the angels themselves were going to argue forever, he would take up sides with the Annunaki to defend the human species. Many of the other angelic powers left as allies with Lucifer.


    14. Annunaki are natural inventors and teachers in many disciplines.
    The teaching of the Annunaki would be one of the many things that left their mark on humanity. While constructing a house of stones, Adam had difficulty in moving one large rock, and so one of the Malefactors created the lever to help him. In teaching mankind how to create and use tools, new orders within the Annunaki evolved. After the Fall, and long after the War that was about to begin between Heaven and Earth, there would come a great flood. During this period after the flood the it would be the Annunaki who had originally taught man how to domesticate animals, do agriculture, mathematics, writing, engineering, metallurgy, calendars, astrology, science, and many other arts. But this would not be for an epoch and humanity would be blissfully unaware that these ideas were genetically encoded within their bloodline DNA, thanks to the Annunaki and the Malefactors.


    15. Annunaki in war are likely to be consciencious objectors.

    The heavenly powers cursed the angels that sided with Lucifer, calling them the Fallen or the Nephilim. When the armies of Michael began to fall upon the fallen, Lucifer organized the Legions so the fallen and their allies could defend themselves, they used their knowledge to forge weapondry and prepare what was called the Iron Legion. Many Annunaki joined with the Iron Legion, building what the fallen and humanity would need to survive and prepare for the War against the Demiurge and the forces of Heaven, but over half the Annunaki refused to join the war itself. The Iron Legion annointed themselves in the holy enemy war rituals, they had become unified in the belief that the Creator God had not been the Creator, and was a false God. “The Demiurge must now Fall” was the only command ever given by Lucifer.


    16. Annunaki are responsible for creating most weapons of modern war.

    The other half of the Annunaki began working on new inventions that would give humanity an even bigger advantage, including demonic relics that could be used to protect humans. It was not with total agreement that the Annunaki and the Malefactors began sharing the secrets of transmutation, transmigration and the all essential art of Alchemical transformations. It is not recorded historically, but many suspect that the Annunaki also made the realization that during the creation of matter and the Earth, they had developed an usually powerful untested weapon. It was this power of harnessing the nuclear atomic energies that would provide the ultimate weapon in the Earthly third dimension. It was never decided amonst the Annunaki if they should have shared such secrets of weapondry construction with the humankind.


    17. Annunaki are unsure how to react to many human emotions.

    Somethings were beyond the human scope of understanding, at least at this point in their evolution. In fact, the more complex tools they gave humans, while marvels, could not actually be used by mortals as they did not have the Faith that the Malefactors had. This was the case with the idea for a nuclear weapon, modern man now knows that this Faith is called the Observer Effect in quantum mechanics. Many Annunaki tried to demonstrate and work the tools for them, but many humans became resentful and frightened and began to turn from them to do things on their own. The humans that were on the side of the Iron Legion, now turned their attentions against all of the Archangelic powers, the Annunaki and even both sides of the great War. Humans declared they would fight only for the side of humans.


    18. Annunaki take things very personally and take rejection very hard.

    The Annunaki were greatly hurt by this second rejection, and many began to despair that they could never be with humans on their terms. It was equally hurtful, when most of the human species declared war against their proud creators. The choice and opportunity is always before humanity for us to remember more of who they are. Even as the humans rebelled against the Anunnaki so long a time ago, although deeply saddened they also had never been more proud of the creation. Seeing the human species step up and take a hold of their evolution, maybe the reason why most of the Anunnaki left. What does this say about the human species and the Annunaki? Many have pondered this question, but it is something that cannot clearly be known for sure.


    19.. Annunaki are morally neutral, believing in sprituality and science.

    When the great War first began, Lucifer and the Iron Legion swore to defend and never kill any member of the human species. When humans went to war against the Archangelic powers, the humans that wanted to remain neutral were considered traitors to the human species. The leader of the consciencious objectors that followed the Annunaki model of pacifism was killed by his own brother. This is the story of Cain and Able, or Enki and Elil in modern Annunaki tales and mythology. When the first murder occurred, the many of Annunaki were among the first to turn from Lucifer decree and peaceful ways. They wanted to remake Creation on their terms, and began to use their abilities, relics, and tools to harm fallen and human alike. This is where the peaceful story of the Annunaki ends in most histories.


    20. Annunaki are natural healers and often this power was misused.

    They experimented on the bodies and souls humans, trying to further perfect what was once their perfect creation; these Annunaki were the first to use souls to power relics. The more peaceful Malefactors continued to teach and protect humans, as well as help Lucifer in his campaign to round up the errant Legions. The Malefactors helped in all ways that they could and healed many humans back from death during the War to use for experimentaion. This gained many human allies as the Malefactors prepared and began the kingship of Earth. Modern theories say that all of european royalty, american presidents descend from these aliens, this maybe a bit extreme but is what the histories point to. It is also rumored that throught these earliest alliances, the Annunaki and Malefactors gained power, wealth and status, in modern times they started the industries of insurance, banking, governments, police, the justice system and the media to maintain supreme control. Again, there is almost nothing to backup such claims.


    21. Annunaki believe in perfection, and actively seek it in everything.

    The Malefactors took up arms with humanity, sharing in the spoils of war, but not fight against the remaining Iron Legion. Regrouped, the Annunaki began to create tools that could be used by the hybrids and mortals, as well as teach them how to shape and create tools of their own. Humans began to show their true potential. The Annunaki decendants and their bloodline mingled with humans creating powerful hybrids that became the creators of the pyramids, stonehenge, mermaids, Goliath, the Illuminati, Merovingians, great emperors of Asia, the Nagas of india, Buddha, Quetzalcoatl and the Mayan calendar, olympiads of Greece, noah and his descendants, Melchizedeks, Thoth, the Pendragons, the Tuatha de Danaan, Argartha, Shamballa, Pacal Votan, Jesus of Galilee, Vlad the Impaler, the Egyptian Pharohs and Julius Ceasar. Many natives from the americas and africa speak of the ancestors as dragon or serpent people who came from the sky. All of these may be partial bloodline decendants, just to name a few of the supposed lineage survivors of the Annunaki.


    22. Annunaki are easily corrupted by the quest for power.

    One of the Annunaki leaders named Cepta, became convinced that if mortals and fallen mated, their children would be the perfect creatures they had sought to create in the first place. The artifact that she eventually created allowed the fallen to take on fleshy forms and parent children, but perfection was not the result. The genetic alterations, modification and cross hybrid technologies was not capable of what the Annunaki sorceress believed. But it did alter humans in another way, it made our genetics into a stable and viable food source, through the mingling of the bloodlines. This is what many scholars believe the Annunaki came to sustain themselves on after the flood, that they are now psychic parasites who use us as food. Or at least the few Annunaki that chose to remain on Earth and survived, this is a matter of some debate.


    23. Annunaki are deeply aware of the world and its darkest problems.

    Instead, the product of these unholy couplings were the what the Bible refers to as the Nephilim. It was the nephilim who caused the downfall of humanity, and the Annunaki realized they had made their most bitter mistake in a misguided attempt to once again attain humanity’s love. This is a karmic burden that has not finished playing out itself on the Earth. Humanity is currently a combination of our past and present, creating our future selves. The dark resonance of history repeating itself was one of greatest concerns the Annunaki had, but there was no time to do anything about such matters. Because the great flood that is written of all throughout human history, was about the cast its waters across the Earth. All of the Annunaki had to decide what their fate would be, to try to survive the flood or choose to cease to exist.


    24. Annunaki believe in the Law of One.

    The Strict Observance was over, although the Annunaki would never believe in the one God as the Creator, it was the false God or the Demiurge that had won the War. This even caused the Annunaki to unite their entire tribe in belief, faith and history, the Annunaki united under the One Law. All that is exists and should not be changed, and cannot be changed. In the end, there was not much left for the Annunaki but to sadly end their existences or surrender to the Host of Heaven. They watched, together, as Heaven destroyed their great creations before marching into the Abyss when they could bear no more. The Annunaki in their second Earth incarnation and the first incarnation of humanity, they fell under the waters of the flood.


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    Since we first turned our dreams of travelling to the moon into a reality, there has been controversy. Some believe that most of the landing footage was faked, and others believe we never even went there, despite there being plenty of evidence suggesting we did. But here’s the tricky part — some of the footage from various Apollo missions might indeed have been faked or even “refurbished.”



     Many insiders have also accused NASA of doing things like this, but, based on the information we have from sources like these, and many others, it seems the problem is not that we didn’t get to the moon, but rather what we found — and concealed from the public — when we got there.

    WATCH THE VIDEO:
    In fact, the Russian government has accused the U.S. of concealing film footage. Agency insiders, like Norman Bergrun (view some of his publications for NASA, where he worked for more than a decade, here), or Bob Dean, United States Army Command Sergeant Major, who also served at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) of NATO as an intelligence analyst, are a few out of many.


    “Ladies and gentlemen, my government, NASA, which many of us in the United States say stands for Never A Straight Answer, proceeded to erase 40 rolls of film of the Apollo Program — the flight to the Moon, the flight around the Moon, the landings on the Moon, the walking guys here and there. They erased, for Christ’s sake, 40 rolls of film of those events. Now we’re talking about several thousand individual frames that were taken that the so-called authorities determined that you did not have a right to see. Oh, they were ‘disruptive,’ ‘socially unacceptable,’ ‘politically unacceptable.’ I’ve become furious. I’m a retired Command Sergeant Major. I was never famous for having a lot of patience.” (source)

    What, exactly, is on the moon, remains a mystery for many. For example, Dr. John Brandenburg, who was also the Deputy Manager of the Clementine Mission to the Moon ((Source: page 16 of 18)), which was part of a joint space project between the Ballistic Missile Defence Organization (BMDO) and NASA that went searching for water at the Moon’s poles in 1994, blew the whistle and revealed that it was actually a photo reconnaissance mission to check out structures on the back side of the moon — structures that were put there by somebody else.

    Brandenburg has also worked for the government with top secret security clearances on various projects. He worked on the Rocket Plume Regolith Interactions on the Moon and Mars, the Vortex theory of Rocket engine design, and the combined Sakharov-Kaluza-Klein theory of Field Unification for purposes of space propulsion and Mars science. He also invented the Microwave Electro-Thermal plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion.

    You can listen to a lecture of his here where he goes deeper into his take on the extraterrestrial issue.


    As you can see, these are just a few out of many people with high credibility trying to let the world know that something strange is going on.

    Apollo 13
    “Shortly after I retired from the Air-Force, and I still was maintaining contacts with friends and associates at the various bases and one Col Parker in the Air Defence Command, the Space Command . . . mentioned an incident which I later confirmed. A spacecraft went to the rescue of Apollo 13, and they accompanied Apollo 13 on their voyage around the moon and back to Earth, and on two occasions they thought they might have to transfer the crew to their spacecraft. But they saw them safely back to the Earth.”
    The quote above comes from Colonel Ross Dedrickson, who, in the 1950’s, was responsible for maintaining the inventory of the nuclear weapon stockpile for the AEC and accompanying security teams checking out the security of the weapons, among many other duties throughout his career.

    He is one of hundreds of military whistleblowers with verified backgrounds to have been brought forth by Dr. Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project. His testimony about UFOs — specifically about UFOs and nuclear weapons — can be corroborated by a wealth of information and evidence that’s now available within the public domain. Many of these whistleblowers have made multiple appearances at the National Press Club in an effort to get this information out to the world, with the most recent example being the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, which took place a few years ago.

    Below is a video of Dedrickson’s testimony.

    Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon, is one of many former NASA employees to have spoken up about this topic. He has admitted that “there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered” and that “we are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time.” A few years ago at the National Press Club, he urged people to “read the books, read the lore, and start to understand what has really been going on here, because there is no doubt that we are being visited.” (source)

    He also accompanied Dr. Greer (mentioned earlier) in several meetings discussing this within the Pentagon. He admitted this in Greer’s film, “Sirius Disclosure.”

    Another quote I commonly love to refer to is this one by former NASA astronaut and Princeton physics professor Dr. Brian O’Leary:

    “There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time, that their appearance is bizarre from any kind of traditional materialistic western point of view, that these visitors use the technologies of consciousness, they use toroids, they use co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, that seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon.” (source)


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    This rabbit hole looks regular at first, but it’s actually an entrance to The Caynton Caves, a 700-year-old underground hideout. Just like the one Alice took, it leads to a magical wonderland, invisible to the average passer-by.

    Located in Shropshire, England, this ancient space belonged to The Knights Templar, a feared Catholic military order that built its power and wealth by fighting in the Crusades.


    Later the caves were used by druids, pagans, and secretive religious sects, looking for a safe ceremony space. However, it was shut down by landowners in 2012 after they got sick and tired of a never-ending stream of visitors. But Birmingham-based photographer Michael Scott managed to get inside and document the mythical place in pictures.

    “If you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it,” Michael said. “It’s probably less than a metre underground, so it’s more into the field than under it.” The 33-year-old brought back some remarkable shots that truly capture the essence of these eerie caves.

    This rabbit hole turned out to be an entrance to a secret 700-year-old cave network


    Located in Shropshire, England, The Caynton Caves once belonged to The Knights Templar.


    It was a feared Catholic military order that built its power and wealth by fighting in the Crusades


    Later the caves were used by druids and pagans who were looking for a safe ceremony space


    Even secretive religious sects made their mark


    Birmingham-based photographer Michael Scott recently got inside and documented the eerie place in amazing photos


    “If you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it,” Michael said


    “It’s probably less than a metre underground, so it’s more into the field than under it”


    “Considering how long it’s been there it’s in amazing condition, it’s like an underground temple”


    Take a journey inside with the video below

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    The 5,000-year-old ‘Cochno Stone’ contains around 90 intricate spirals and intentions that according to some authors, represent an ancient cosmic map.

    Discovered in 1887, the mystery stone remained buried for decades in order to protect it from vandalism.

    One of the most fascinating archaeological mystery is the discovery of the so-called Cochno stone.

    Discovered in 1887 by the Rev. James Harvey, the ancient stone measures 13 meters by 7.9, and features around 90 intricate carvings — considered as one of the finest sets of petroglyphs in Scotland — which according to many researchers represent a cosmic map, detailing planets and stars.


    The Cochno Stone: A Massive, 5,000-Year-Old Cosmic Map
    Ludovic Mann (second from left) analyzed the symbols with an assistant in the 1930’s

    After its discovery, in 1965 archaeologist Ludovic Maclellan Mann decided to bury the massive slab under several feet of soil to protect it from further damage and to prevent people from adding their own carvings onto it.

    So far, archaeologists cannot agree on what is exactly depicted on the massive slab.

    There is no consensus among archaeologists on the meaning of the intricate symbols found on its surface. Is it perhaps a map of the sky or the earth? An altar where rituals were held?

    Some have proposed that the slab is in fact a portal, of life and death, symbolizing rebirth.

    Some archaeologists theorize that the intricate drawings of domes, lines, and rings, are an ancient expression of rock art that has been found in many parts of the world.

    Detail of cup and ring markings on the Cochno Stone. Image credit: 

    According to experts, the symbols date back to the Neolithic and early Bronze Age but there are some examples that have been found to date from the Iron Age.

    Researcher Alexander McCallum proposed that the Cochno Stone is a map showing other settlements in the Clyde Valley.

    The incredible markings are reminiscent of enormous crop circles that have so often been attributed to extraterrestrial civilizations. Interestingly, other similar slabs have been found in the north of Spain, Mexico, Greece and even in India.

    The Cochno stone. Image credit: Historic Environment Scotland

    Even today it remains a complete mystery as to what messages the stone contains. The intricate drawings can be tribal symbols, border boundary signs (such as on a map), representations of the cosmos or slits containing liquids in ritual celebrations, among hundreds of other proposed explanations.

    They may also be simply decorative forms, an interpretation that could be the most revolutionary of all because it would in a way ‘connect’ prehistoric humans to abstract artists of the twentieth century.

    The mystery engulfing the Cochno stone continues. Little is known about what the intricate marks symbolize, but they are found in many rock art sites around Europe.

    Experts plan to digitally map the stone and that data obtained could shine more light on its history, its purpose and the people who created the artwork around 5,000 years ago.

    Experts are still not sure what the mystery symbols represent

    Dr. Kenny Brophy, from the University of Glasgow, who specializes in urban archaeology, lead the excavation and described the experience of seeing the stone for the first time in 51 years as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
    “The Cochno Stone is something I had heard about as a boy, historically it is well documented, but I was not able to see it until now.”
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