Iphone Charger Fuck Up, Nonsense of Bullshit on Facebook and Social Media, and Blah, Blah, Blah


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A reasonable argument about Immigration…..


Newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which do not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help, it will get published via cyberspace!

From: “David LaBonte”

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground.

They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good-bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from.
They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German-American or the Irish-American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country.
Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here.
These immigrants truly knew what it
meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one Red, White and Blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights
and privileges. Only they want to
achieve it by playing with a different
set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.
I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life.
I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed)
Rosemary LaBonte

GRA089. MELILLA, 15/10/2014.- En torno a un centenar de inmigrantes permanecen encaramados en la valla fronteriza entre Melilla y Marruecos y se niegan a bajar como les indica la Guardia Civil, que mantiene un despliegue de seguridad en la zona de Villa Pilar, entre el aeropuerto de Melilla y el cementerio musulmán de Sidi Guariach.Numerosas patrullas de la Guardia Civil han formado un cordón de vehículos a pie de valla en un tramo amplio del perímetro, donde los subsaharianos permanecen desde pasadas las 06:30 horas, cuando se registró un intento de entrada masivo protagonizado por más de 200 inmigrantes.EFE/F. G. Guerrero

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The Disturbing Case of the Dark Mirror: Investigating the Haunted Object That’s Terrified Hundreds……


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Haunted objects are a fickle thing. Many people claim to own them, some collect them, and even more people sell them. Unfortunately, regardless of how creepy your vintage doll looks or how authentic your cursed idol is, most haunted objects carry a bad case of stage fright, flat out refusing to perform to the public, opting instead to reveal their true nature in the middle of the night, just out of the view of security cameras and skeptics.

For most of us, the closest we’ll ever get to experiencing the menace behind a haunted object is when it’s inevitably turned into a big screen spinoff of The Conjuring.

At least that’s what I thought until I met the Dark Mirror, a mysterious piece of glass that’s managed to terrify hundreds of people, from skeptics to believers, in just a few short months. Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

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Over the last 15 years of tracking down cryptozoological monsters and paranormal mysteries, I’ve collected a good assortment of items that are allegedly haunted. Some of them are connected to famous cases like The Amityville Horror, most are relics from strange cases I’ve investigated, and a few of them were simply given to me by their former owners, many of them paranormal researchers themselves.

After awhile, I started to realize that keeping these things locked up in Planet Weird HQ was a waste, so I formed The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult with my wife Dana. Over the last year the museum has visited loads of conferences and events across the country, including many held in some of the most iconic haunted hotspots in paranormal history. We don’t sell anything and we don’t charge anyone to see the pieces, we just plain enjoy doing it.

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As word of the museum spread, so did the size of our display. More and more people began to reach out with stories of their own haunted objects, eager to send us a troublesome Ouija planchette, an eerie painting, or even things as mundane as a patch of graveyard dirt.

You might think with all of these spooky things lining the shelves at Weird HQ, we’d be swimming in the ectoplasmic residue of a multitude of ghosts, but to be perfectly honest, most of these things don’t so much as as rattle in the middle of the night, with most of their “creep factor” stemming from a frightening backstory or an off-putting appearance. In fact, it wasn’t until this week that we started needing to lock up some of the items at the HQ rather than keep them on display.

Sometimes all it takes is introducing one bad apple and the whole bushel turns rotten.

The Dark Mirror Arrives: A Brief History of Evil

Back in June, we were approached by a woman about an item that had started to cause particular strain on her family. We’ll call her “Sarah”. Sarah told us that after visiting a yearly Psychic Expo, her mother had taken an interest in black mirror scrying, purchasing her own mirror at the event.

Even if you don’t know it by name, if you’ve ever seen someone gaze into a crystal ball, you’re familiar with the concept of scrying. Since at least the 10th century, scryers have used reflective stones, bowls of water, and dark glass in order to induce a trancelike state they use to see the future, speak with the dead, or perform certain magic rituals. Hell, Joseph Smith even used scrying to help found the Latter Day Saints movement back in the 1820s.

Thanks to popularization by folks like Rosemary Ellen Guiley, scrying is starting to see a bit of a modern resurgence, but not in the pop-culture form which most people are familiar with. Instead of using a crystal ball, “black mirrors” have become the preferred method of divination, and it’s not hard to find them on Etsy, eBay, or lining booths at New Age Expos like the one Sarah’s mother attended.

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Sarah told us that in the weeks that followed the expo, her mother became increasingly distant as she practiced her scrying with the new mirror. When she could manage to get her mother on the phone, her conversations were vacant and full of “gloom and doom”. Eventually, Sarah’s mother confided that no matter how hard she tried, her scrying attempts were less than successful. In fact, she believed that there was something wrong with her mirror.

As Sarah’s mother became more and more withdrawn and obsessed with perfecting her divination, Sarah finally decided to step in, visiting her mother’s home and demanding to see the mirror herself. Her mother, visibly distraught, opened a closet and pulled out a small frame draped in a black veil. When Sarah asked her mother why she’d been keeping the mirror covered and locked away, she broke down in tears and replied that it was simply “evil”. Sarah kept the mirror wrapped in its cloth, stuffed it in a box, and took it home with her.

Shortly afterwards, Sarah got in touch with us and admitted that while she had decided to chalk most of the events up to an elderly woman taking her hobbies too seriously, she still couldn’t shake the heebie-jeebies the scrying mirror gave her. Under the condition of anonymity (and regular updates), she donated the mirror the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult. We cleared a display space for it in the living room, and like most of our items, it sat there quietly and without issue.

As curious as I was was, I’d only taken a peek at the mirror. Why? Because I was scared. Not scared of the mirror’s alleged powers, but scared that it would have no effect, thus ruining my enthusiasm for an interesting artifact with a spooky history. For about a week, the mirror sat on the mantle, no different than any other frame in the house, save for its black veil.

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The Woman Who Saw Her Own Corpse

On the morning of June 20th, we surveyed our weird collection of paranormal ephemera and began packing up the pieces we wanted to display at the museum’s latest stop: the Perryville Battlefield in support of Ghost Adventures‘ Nick Groff. Eager to share the new object and its story, I grabbed the scrying mirror and placed it in our travel box. This would be its first time on public display.

It’s not an unusual occurrence for the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal to draw a crowd before being completely set up, and within minutes of unloading our boxes, guests were already inquiring as to what was hidden under the black veil. After recounting the history of the item, I reiterated one of the biggest draws of our traveling display: if you’d like to hold it, use it, experiment with it, or test it, be our guest, the caveat being that you do so only at your own risk. One woman waved her arms and bellowed a hearty “hell no!”, others pursed their lips and squinted their eyes while they weighed the pros and cons, but one woman wasted no time reaching down, grabbing the mirror, and ripping off the veil. She only gazed into the glinting black glass for about thirty seconds before her expression changed from incredulity to horror.  She quickly slammed the frame face down on the table, her eyes wide with shock.

“So, what did you just see?” I nervously inquired.

“I saw my own decomposing corpse looking back at me,” she stammered. “That’s a dark mirror. I should not have done that. I need to go say a prayer. Excuse me.”

The lady wandered off quietly, and the name stuck. For the rest of the event, guests were whispering about the Dark Mirror, some eventually building up the courage to come and try it out for themselves. For many, the scariest thing they saw was their own reflection, but for the rest, the negative reactions were coming in so often and so aggressively that I began to wonder if I needed to rework our disclaimer.

Reports of strange visions, warping faces, and a general sense of dread were pouring in from the mirror gazers. Later in the evening, one woman decided to press her palm to the surface of the black glass and wound up spending the next two hours violently polishing the mirror in an attempt to get the imprint to disappear. She too had claimed to see her own corpse in the reflection, along with other visions she refused to repeat, and it wasn’t until she threatened to smash the mirror that her palm finally faded from the glass.

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The mirror wasn’t quite the same when we brought it home, or maybe I wasn’t. After we had unpacked our collection and returned the items to their usual places, I began to notice myself staring “off into space”, and when snapped back to awareness, realizing that I’d been staring at the covered mirror the whole time. I’d started to feel a strong urge to gaze into black glass. Maybe I was just subconsciously weirded out by the disturbing reports of those who’d gazed, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the mirror wanted me to use it. Whether it was own mind playing tricks on me or not, I resisted.

The Taste of Blood: The Dark Mirror Gets Physical

The following month, the museum was visiting Pennsylvania’s infamous Pennhurst Asylum when the mirror once again became the centerpiece for weirdness. We still had an hour to go before doors opened to the public, but the caretakers of the property, the Pennhurst Paranormal Association, were checking out the table and inquired about the mirror. As usual, I gave the history and then the option to try it out themselves. One woman, who referred to herself as the group skeptic, decided to give it a whirl. Moments later she was telling us that she’d watched her mouth whisper to her even though we could all vouch that her mouth had never moved.

Throughout the rest of the night, the reports from gazers were twice as creepy as before, if not more-so. One particularly large and imposing man, upon seeing the commotion the mirror was causing, shrugged off the warnings from bystanders and laughed as held the mirror at arm’s length and stared deeply, only to stagger backwards and nearly drop the piece, yelling a string of profanities the whole time. The man claims he’d watched another person, who looked exactly like himself, peer around from behind his reflection and walk away.

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Unlike the Perryville Battlefield event, the experiences this time weren’t simply constrained to visual strangeness. Nearly half a dozen gazers reported the feeling of electricity coursing from the mirror’s frame as they held it, even rubbing their sore arms afterwards. Some complained of headaches after staring into it. One woman vividly described the feeling, and taste, of her mouth filling with blood.

When it came time for the guests to begin their paranormal investigations of the property, Jennifer Kirkland, one of the organizers of the Nick Groff Tour and investigator with SHOCK Paranormal, took the Dark Mirror to one of Pennhurst’s quiet rooms for her own experiment. Half an hour later she returned, her eyes wide, telling us how she’d watched people who weren’t there mill around the empty room.

When we arrived home from the event, I placed the Dark Mirror back on its usual shelf and collapsed from exhaustion after an eight hour drive. When I woke up, I noticed that both of our cats were sitting in the chair at the far end the living room, doing that hilarious head-bobble thing they do when they see a squirrel out the window. That’s when I realized that not only do they never sit in the same chair at once, but that they weren’t looking out the window at all. They were looking at the mirror… and it was uncovered, its veil lying on the floor.

Sure, maybe the cats pulled the veil off and got spooked. Maybe I was so tired after the drive that I made a half-assed attempt at covering the mirror before giving up and crashing. Maybe the wind did it. As I picked the frame up and went to cover it, the cats scattered and and ran into the next room. In fact, the cats would go nowhere near the mirror, even going into hiding when presented with it.

For the next several days it continued. Each morning we’d walk into the living room, pausing quietly when we found the unveiled mirror glinting in the sunlight. The mirror was uncovering itself at night.

I pulled out the motion activated trail camera that we’d snagged for our Bigfoot hunting adventures, mounted it on a tripod, and for the next week, pointed it at the Dark Mirror every night before bed.

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Not only did I find the mirror uncovered three out of those seven nights, but the camera memory card was empty each time. No cats, no wind, nothing. Even stranger, on day seven, I went to check the SD card, only to find it had been corrupted. I can tell that it has nearly 100 megabytes of used space, but it refuses to open. Any attempt to even format the card fails, creating a status bar that keeps growing to infinity.

Live On Air: The Ohio State Reformatory Incident

A few weeks ago, we displayed the museum at Ohio State Reformatory (where I’d previously had a frightening experience that I still can’t explain) for Unity: A Journey of Hope’s annual LOCKDOWN fundraiser, and again, the Dark Mirror was willing to perform. No corpses this time, but instead, at least three separate guests reported watching a “black mass” hover near their left shoulder, while others claimed to see themselves age forty years.

The highlight though, came when Brock and Dave, the guys from Paramania Radio, invited me to sit down for a live interview, during which someone hands me the mirror. I’m sure you can tell where this is going.

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After a bit of coaxing from Dave, who was back in studio, Brock, who was seated next to me, decided that he would give the mirror a try live on air. With an exclamation of “holy shit!”, Brock described watching his face distort as a twisted grin spread across his face. He covered it up and refused to look into it any further. You can hear the broadcast here (the bit with the mirror starts around 1:28.25).

That about brings us up to date, and to the current issue with which we’re attempting to deal with at Weird HQ. You see, it seems that that Dark Mirror is a bad influence. Not just on the people who dare to gaze into it, but on the objects that it’s displayed with. Suddenly and for the first time, many of the objects that were presented to us as haunted are starting actually act that way; the Haunted Painting as finally tossed itself from a wall, the creepy doll named Ruby has mysteriously disappeared, and while neither of us have seen it, we’re pretty sure we’ve heard the charred Ouija planchette sliding around in its glass display case late at night.

For that reason, we don’t keep the mirror on display in our living room anymore. Instead, we’ve wrapped it in a sheet, draped a rosary over it, and locked it in a chest. It’s only been a few days, but so far, nothing out of the ordinary, and the other objects seem back to “normal”, or as normal as they can get, anyway.

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Feeding on Fear: Reflections on the Dark Mirror

After coming into possession of the Dark Mirror and watching hundreds of people have their own terrifying experiences while using it, it’s our belief that the piece isn’t exactly “haunted” per se, but an object that seems to feed on human interaction, even fear. In the beginning, The Dark Mirror was just another object with an intriguing story behind it, but as we began to feed it a steady stream of freaked out experiencers in haunted locations across the country, it became pretty easy to see that the mirror was affected by all the attention. It took Sarah’s mother several weeks of regular, individual scrying sessions for her interactions with the mirror to come to a head, but for three months we’ve been feeding it a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet.

While we’re still in the very early stages of experimenting with the mirror, it’s clear that it has an effect on its surroundings, enhancing and influencing already strange objects and places. After being handled by a few hundred people and reintroducing it to Weird HQ, many items which never showed any kind of activity started to exhibit anomalous behavior. Objects that were allegedly haunted started to actually act haunted for the first time.  But why?

It’s as if the Dark Mirror is acting as a kind of battery. After each event, the phenomena that the mirror exhibits gets a little harder to ignore, leading me to believe that by allowing the brave and the curious gaze into the mirror, not to mention doing so in some of the world’s most haunted places, we’re “charging it”. In turn, it seems like the “juice” gets used not just by the Dark Mirror, but by other objects as well.

There is some precedence for this kind of “storage”. Throughout history, a number of cultures believed that mirrors had the power to capture energy, even souls. Serbo-Croatian cultures would bury their dead with a mirror in order to trap the soul of the deceased, preventing it from wandering the Earth for the rest of eternity. Even before that, mirrors were believed to act a kind of portal to the “spiritual realm”, and that they could be used to capture and contain evil spirits… only to release them later.

Like most folklore, it’s easy to for some to dismiss these stories as tales told by the uneducated during superstitious time periods, but even modern day science lends credibility to the claim that mirrors can store energy. In fact, a lot of research into green energy is invested in the use of mirrors to trap and contain sunlight.

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Now for something really spooky. In 2011, a team of physicists claimed that they were able to use mirrors to turn “virtual” photons into real photons.

“According to theory, a mirror can absorb energy from virtual photons onto its surface and then re-emit that energy as real photons. The effect only works when the mirror is moving through a vacuum at nearly the speed of light — which is almost impossible for everyday mechanical devices.”

Did you catch that? What these physicists are saying is that they were able to take a reflection and pull it from the mirror and into reality. Granted, it takes a vacuum, the speed of light, and boatload of cash, but the precedent is there. If a photon that only exists in a reflection can pop out of a mirror and into reality, could something larger? Makes you think twice about playing “Bloody Mary”, doesn’t it?

Continued Observation of the Dark Mirror

Considering what we’ve seen from the Dark Mirror in just the last three months, the question now is, “should we continue to bring such an object to events?”

Of course! So far, while most experiences with the mirror have been downright scary, they haven’t been dangerous. Nothing has been flown through the air, no one has been possessed, and no one’s eyes have exploded. Yet. Why shouldn’t we share the mirror with as many investigators as possible? After all, how often has anyone had a strange object that liked performing in front of a crowd?

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The whole purpose of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult is to offer the curious the ability to get up close in personal with allegedly haunted items while allowing paranormal investigators test the objects for themselves. It’s rare enough to see someone who owns a haunted item offer it up for public scrutiny, and even rarer to find an item that so regularly interacts with a crowd. It seems like a real waste to keep that kind of thing locked up in a case or bound at the bottom of a river, particularly when so many are looking to have a paranormal experience of their own.

As we continue to pack up the Dark Mirror for events across the country, now with the added step of unlocking the big wooden chest where it’s stored, I’m just as excited as I am nervous to see what kind of charge it gets from the next crowd. Will we manifest a full body apparition? Can we get the mirror to intelligently interact with the latest ghost hunting gadgets? Will someone’s eyes explode? There’s only one way to find out, but I still won’t look into it.

Next month the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult is scheduled to appear on a friggin’ haunted island with Strange Escapes, and I’m more curious than ever to see how the Dark Mirror acts after being cooped up in a locked chest all month.

Just remember, you gaze at your own risk.


Have you gazed into the Dark Mirror at a past event and experienced something strange? Do you have a haunted object that’s been tormenting you? We want to hear from you! Drop us a line on Facebook, tweet us @WeirdHQ, or email me at greg@weirdhq.com with your story and we might feature it in a future article.

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One Hour Parking Radio Show, Sunday 16 Aug 2015….Columbo, Godzilla, and Ass Play!!


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Fla. family finds $1M of sunken Spanish treasure…in only 15 feet of water


MELBOURNE, Fla. — For a few weeks, the Schmitt family and 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC had a million-dollar secret on their hands. Last month, they recovered $1 million worth of sunken Spanish coins and jewels off the Florida coast.

“The treasure was actually found a month ago,” said Brent Brisben of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC. Keeping the news under wraps was “particularly hard for the family that found it. They’ve been beside themselves.”

Recovered:

• 51 gold coins

• 40 feet of ornate gold chain

• A single coin called a Royal made for the king of Spain, Phillip V, a news release states. Only a few are known to exist, and the coin — nicknamed “Tricentennial Royal” — is dated 1715. Brisben said the extremely rare silver-dollar-sized coin is worth “probably around half a million dollars itself.”

The Schmitt family struck gold “in September 2013 after finding 50 feet of gold chain and an amazing gold filigree pyx in 2014,” the news release states. They are subcontractors to 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels and found the most recent treasure in shallow waters off Fort Pierce.

The timing of 1715 Fleet’s announcement coincides with the 300th anniversary of the Spanish treasure fleet’s shipwrecks off the coast of Florida.

That wreck has been the subject of numerous books, articles, documentaries and blogs. Capitan-General Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla and his flagship, the Capitana, contained quite the cargo: more than 3.5 million pesos in priceless treasure, specifically, the queen of Spain’s jewels. En route from Cuba to Spain, 11 ships sank and their crews died during a hurricane on July 30.

1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels, operated by treasure hunter Brent Brisben and his father, William Brisben, is a historic shipwreck salvage operation. The company works closely with treasure hunters, museums and underwater archaeologists such as Sir Robert Marx of Indialantic. Marx has written several books about the 1715 fleet and the queen’s jewels. He will speak about the historic event Tuesday at the Florida Institute of Technology.

A press conference about the Schmitt family’s find is scheduled for noon Tuesday in Sebastian.

Brent Brisben said NBC’s Today show and Fox News will spotlight the most recent treasure find this week.

“We’re going to be on Fox News on Wednesday morning,” he said. Camera crews did some filming for the Today show Monday morning, Brisben added.

Of the 11 ships that sank, Brisben said the 1715 Fleet has positively identified six of those ships. “Five more are remaining,” he said, “with an estimated $400 million worth of treasure still out there.

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1956 Chrysler Norseman – A Specter from the Wreck of the Andrea Doria….


More than two-hundred feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean and deep within the darkened hull of the 697-foot long Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria lays the debris of what was once an experimental dream car. The ship sank several hours after being struck by the Stockholm on the night of July 25th, 1956. As a result, the unique lines of the Ghia-built 1956 Chrysler Norseman were destined never to be seen by those who designed it, nor were the spectators of the coming auto shows going to have the opportunity to ooh and ahh at the stylish fastback. The few people who did were the craftsmen at Ghia in Turin, Italy and possibly the people who loaded the car aboard the ship as well as some of its crew, or maybe not. That would depend on whether the car was crated or placed on a pallet as was customary for Chrysler’s other Ghia-built show cars. No one is absolutely certain of the method employed. It was probably in cargo hold number two, but even that is an uncertainty. Photographs of the car are rare. Evidently no color ones were ever taken resulting in conflicting information about its color scheme. Was it silver or green? We will probably never know. The few black & whites taken of the Norseman were done at Ghia shortly before the car was sent to the loading dock. The negatives for the interior photos seemed to have been lost and original prints are extremely scarce. This car was almost completely lost to history. There are a few facts about this sunken show car that have survived over the last five-and-a-half decades, though. The origin of the Norseman was sometime during 1953 in a studio occupied by imaginative stylists such as Cliff Voss, William Brownlie, as well as others along with capable engineers and managers who were all under the legendary leadership of Virgil M. Exner. (Coincidentally, the Andrea Doria went into service that same year.) The car’s name was derived from Exner’s Norwegian heritage.
The team spent 50,000 man-hours and approximately $200,000 to design and build the Norseman. Ghia needed 15 months to construct the one-of-a-kind idea car. Arguably, the most unusual feature of the Norseman to emerge from Chrysler’s design studio was its cantilever roof. The Norseman is nearly unique in this regard since no production car and very few show cars have had this feature. Perhaps the concept would have been adopted for production if the car had not been lost. The lack of A-pillars gave an unobstructed view through the wraparound windshield; the idea had much appeal with Exner. According to his son, Virgil Jr., “He liked to provide good visibility in his cars.” There was more than good visibility involved in the design. Glassmaker, PPG, built the heat-treated structural windshield to make it more crash resistant. Furthermore, the roof was attached in tension to a ¼-inch rod located in place of where the A-pillar posts would normally be present. In theory, such a car in a rollover accident would be provided strong support; the retainers holding the roof and rods together were meant to shear thus releasing the roof from its tension state. Additionally, the roof had a couple of novelty features. One was a brushed aluminum insert and the other was a 12-square foot backlight that could be retracted forward into the roof via an electrical switch. This idea never went into production on any Chrysler product, but a somewhat similar idea – a backlight which retracted into the trunk – was used by Lincoln and Mercury. Fresh air intakes for the passenger compartment were located in the leading edge of the roof, too.

Clamshell-type, hidden headlights and a full-width concave grille in combination with a thin bumper located along the horizontal center line and capped at each end with pod-mounted parking lights dominated the front-end view. All of it was finished with a valance panel sweeping underneath the assembly. The front fenders, with their hidden headlights, resembled the nose of a shark.
The Norseman’s hood dipped sharply in front, leaving it beneath the frontal portion of the fender line. A light crease beginning at the top of the headlight doors gained prominence as it swept back to the rear of the car and actually formed a horizontal fin along the quarter panel. The fin on the driver’s side ended with the fuel-filler door. This set of fins – as did those atop the quarters – stopped several inches short of the rear of the car.
The wheel opening were quite dramatic as well; they were low-cut in both the front and rear and each were scalloped similarly to those of Buick’s limited-production 1954 Skylark.
Outside door handles were not employed. Instead, a push-button release not unlike those of the ‘40s Lincoln Continental was used.
The rear of the Norseman was no less sensational. Other than its retractable backlight, this show car also featured elliptical nacelles housing chrome-plated bumperettes each with small, round stacked taillights. (A somewhat similar arrangement appeared on the 1957 DeSoto line.) The fastback roof flowed back so far it formed the opening for the center bumper. In profile the Norseman looked something like a rocketship from a contemporary sci-fi movie.
Inside the Norseman were even more spectacular features. Its seating consisted of four power-assisted bucket-type seats covered in metallic light green leather with either contrasting gray or gray-green inserts. Each pair of seats was separated by a console with a glove box. Also incorporated into these consoles was a retractor for the buckle component of the seat belts; the other half of the reel-type seat belts retracted into the side of the front seats and probably the quarter trim panels in back. Interior lamps also appear to have been installed within the individual consoles. An experimental form of lighting was luminescent paint applied to the back side of the Norseman’s front seats. Instrumentation was suspended from the padded dash in pods and a small writing desk could be pulled out from underneath the passenger side glove box. Satin finish metal trim wrapped around from the door panels to the dash. While the outside and inside of the Norseman were flashy, the engine compartment may have or may not have been equally so. No photographs of it seem to exist to know if it was dressed up with chromed components though this was typical practice for Ghia. Regardless, the show car was reportedly fitted with a 235hp 331 Hemi instead of the high-performance version that was standard issue for the Chrysler 300-B. However, the car may have been refitted with the 340hp letter car engine if it had arrived at Chrysler.
The Norseman’s chassis was a modified 1955 Chrysler type with a suspension of torsion bars in front and leaf springs in back. This is not often reported in other stories about this car, but Virgil Exner, Jr. believes this is true. His belief seems to be supported by a news article about the car published in the August 10, 1956 issue of the New York Times which quoted unnamed engineers as saying the Norseman had an “advanced suspension” but gave no other details about it. Torsion bars were employed for the 1957 Chryslers so the presence of the setup on the show car seems logical. Other modifications included a wheelbase stretched from 126 to 129 inches and a full underpan to reduce air resistance underneath the car.
If the Norseman had arrived safely, Chrysler undoubtedly would have thoroughly tested the car at its engineering proving grounds near Chelsea, Michigan before showing it to the public to gauge their reactions to the radical design. Brief consideration was given to having Ghia build a second Norseman, but the time needed to do this would have meant the car would not be available for evaluation until late 1957 or early 1958. Assuming the car was insured for its full cost, the money certainly would have been available for the project. However, the natural fast pace of the auto industry at that time would have rendered a second Norseman as obsolete by the time it was ready to be tested and shown. Hence, the idea was rejected.
After 55 years under water, the Andrea Doria has deteriorated greatly. Its upper decks have collapsed over the years. Even if the Norseman had been so tightly secured as to stay in place even as the ship pitched over on its side and sank, it could not possibly have survived the years of exposure to the salt water of the Atlantic. Some reports claim the body was of aluminum. Virgil Exner, Jr. believes it was built of steel. Either way, the body would have corroded long ago. Chances are the car was crumpled as the ship flipped on its starboard side and struck the ocean floor. However, there are a few reports of divers spotting an unusual car within the ship. This, though, is rebutted by professional wreck diver and New Jersey resident, John Moyer, who has made over 100 dives to the Doria to recover artifacts from it. He has even taken some time to try to locate whatever remains of the Norseman, but never did. Unfortunately, there was little time to search. A diver is limited to 20-25 minutes to explore inside the dark and silt-filled hull of the ship. Complicating the matter of searching for the show car’s remnants is the tremendous amount of silt which can be stirred by the ocean currents at any given moment, rusted shards of metal which can tear a pressure suit, and the question as to where to look. The Andrea Doria’s manifest shows nine cars were placed in the ship’s garage, but whether or not that included the Norseman is not known. That means the garage as well as cargo hold two had to be searched. With the conditions within the ship Moyer could easily have swam past the debris of the show car and never known it. Even though the body of the car was not expected to have survived, parts such as the drivetrain and frame would be recognizable if they could be seen. Smaller cosmetic parts such as the unique wheel covers of the show car probably survived, too, as they are believed to have been chrome-plated brass.
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Power Elite’s Underground Hideaways Destroyed by Nukes?…..


A Nuclear Attack On Underground Military Bases?
(Highlights)

Today (in August 2011) I’ve received a phone call and a number of emails from people referring to an interview that David Wilcock conducted recently with Benjamin Fulford, who asserts that the recent DC and Denver Quakes were spurred by underground nukes wiping out two of the New World Order bunkers by “white hat” elements in the U.S. Pentagon, signaling the end of days for the dark cabal that have been running the planet for millennia. The interview concludes with a discussion about how with this victory over the dark elements of the former powers-that-be, that many hitherto suppressed energy technologies will soon be released.

It’s all a bit difficult to believe, and I probably wouldn’t be mentioning it to you were it not for some hard facts that support the key points about the earthquakes not being natural. They have the same seismological signature as what accompanies a nuclear blast detonated a few miles below the Earth’s surface.

In the introduction to his interview with Fulford about the Denver and D.C. earthquakes not only being nuke-induced, but that they were used to destroy two underground New World Order bunker cities (of possibly 30,000 people each), Wilcock says:

I started to contact my own sources, which have been built up over being a public figure on the Internet since 1999 – and gaining the trust of many people in various classified programs. I was absolutely astonished when I started to ask around and found out that everyone I know, with one exception who probably wasn’t on a need-to-know basis, confirmed that this attack did happen.

What is alleged by Fulford and Wilcock is that the nukes were done by good elements in the Pentagon who are fed up with the New World Order conspirators using the US Military to enforce the spread of the police state tyranny, whose plan is to reduce the world population by 90% down to a “manageable” 500,000,000.

I personally am greatly encouraged by the possibility that there is that high a level of resistance from within the ranks of what used to be nearly totally controlled by the conspirators. It’s a rebellion from within what used to be something they controlled.

The two underground cities were probably two key bunkers where the New World Order conspirators thought they could go run and hide while they bring destruction to the inhabitants on the surface. But now they have been sent a message: “We’re all in this together here on planet Earth; what you do to others you do to yourself, so stop the destruction.”

Maps of these tunnels, and the underground bases associated with them, have been compiled over the years by many independent researchers along with lists of their probable locations. The specific tunnel attacked by these nuclear devices, this GRU report says, was being used by the CIA during their moving of their headquarters and all of their assets out of their Langley Virginia location to their new base located in Denver Colorado that was begun in 2005 for reasons still not fully explained.

The GRU speculates that the timing of this attack in hitting the western terminus first, then the eastern one, was more than likely meant to “trap and destroy” whatever the CIA was currently moving through this tunnel from Langley to Denver.

I don’t know how long it will take for the results of all this to be public for everyone, but it most definitely appears that the Old World Order are being forced to surrender by the same ETs that have systematically protected us from nuclear holocaust.

The Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff (GRU) is reporting today that the battle for control between the various factions vying for power in the United States heated up yesterday after another of their top-secret underground bases was destroyed by the detonation of an atomic device.

Did 60,000 Americans Die On 8.33.11 in Two Underground D.U.M.B. Nuclear Blasts?
(Highlights)

I have heard this NWO related rumor before, that there is an urgent and all out “secret war” being waged between elements of the US Military-industrial complex and our own CIA. If this is true what it would imply is that two different factions of the secret governing elite in the United States are at war with one another, with We the People unknowingly caught in the middle of it.

Russia Reports Nuclear Explosion hit Vast Military Tunnel Network 8/24/11
The first video brings up several facts that I have documented before in many posts on this blog, i.e. the real cost of the secret NWO tunnel system which snakes through the western states of the USA being some 40 to 50 trillion dollars, which has been siphoned off of the top of the US economy surreptitiously for more than 40 years. Apparently that tunnel system was recently attacked and at least two underground nuclear detonations took place this year, according to this report. This next post is an hour in length. It might take some time to get through all of this material but it is worth it to get a larger picture of what might be taking place, literally beneath our feet.

SECRET Va/Denver Quakes; Fulford: James Bonds Nuked NWO Underground Bases (DUMBs)
NWO Nuclear weapons go off in underground bases of the elite in Colorado and Virginia USA 8-22-2011
ELETE FORCED OUT OF HIDING IN UNDERGROUND BUNKERS – BEAKING NEWS!
Secret US Bunkers being destroyed (for humanity)
5.8 Quake in VA Caused By Nuclear Bombs In C.I.A. Tunnels Under USA?
TWO MYSTERIOUS EARTHQUAKES 12 HOURS APART IN COLORADO & VIRGINIA -DC!
Strange Sound Before Virginia Quake ! felt like the ground was shaking!
Strange Sounds in Colorado Before Earthquake
Nuked Underground Base Causing Massive Sinkhole In Virginia?
Virginia & Colorado NUKED UNDERGROUND caused Earthquakes & Wierd Sounds?
Virginia-D.C. Colorado Earthquake Military Ops HAARP? PT. 1
Strange noise in the sky August 2011 St. Pete,Fl
Two Underground Cities Destroyed by Nuclear Hits
60,000 Americans just Murdered in August 2011?

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Skeletons Of Napoleon’s Soldiers Discovered In Mass Grave Show Signs Of Starvation…..


As snow lashed across their faces, archaeologists quickly excavated a mass grave in Vilnius, Lithuania. The jumbled bones, haphazardly oriented, were punctuated with finds of shoes, clothing, and armor. Buttons revealed the identity of the dead: over 40 different regiments were represented, all from Napoleon’s Grande Armée. Archaeologists had found the final resting place of over three thousand men who perished during Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow in 1812. Now, new chemical analyses of the bones are revealing where these soldiers hailed from and just how difficult it was to find enough to eat.

Napoleon’s exploits are well-known from history. In an attempt to prevent invasion of Poland by Russian Czar Alexander I, Napoleon decided to invade Russia first. He started out with around 675,000 men who came from all over Europe; French, Germans, Polish, Lithuanians, Spanish, and Italians, however, made up the majority. This Grande Armée dwindled on its advance to Russia, then retreated when the czar refused to surrender and there were no supplies for the army in Moscow. By the time the army got to Smolensk, Russia, there were just 41,000 soldiers remaining. Charles Minard, a 19th century engineer who pioneered the creation of infographics, famously depicted just how treacherous this campaign was and what the loss of life looked like.

Figurative Map of the successive losses in men of the French Army in the Russian campaign 1812-1813. Drawn up by M. Minard, Inspector General of Bridges and Roads in retirement. Paris, November 20, 1869. The numbers of men present are represented by the widths of the colored zones at a rate of one millimeter for every ten-thousand men; they are further written across the zones. The red [now brown] designates the men who enter into Russia, the black those who leave it. —— The information which has served to draw up the map has been extracted from the works of M. M. Thiers, of Segur, of Fezensac, of Chambray, and the unpublished diary of Jacob, pharmacist of the army since October 28th. In order to better judge with the eye the diminution of the army, I have assumed that the troops of prince Jerome and of Marshal Davoush who had been detached at Minsk and Moghilev and have rejoined around Orcha and Vitebsk, had always marched with the army. The scale is shown on the center-right, in “lieues communes de France” (common French league) which is 4,444m (2.75 miles). The lower portion of the graph is to be read from right to left. It shows the temperature on the army’s return from Russia, in degrees below freezing on the Réaumur scale. (Multiply Réaumur temperatures by 1¼ to get Celsius, e.g. −30°R = −37.5 °C) At Smolensk, the temperature was −21° Réaumur on November 14th. (Public domain image via wikimedia commons)
Figurative Map of the successive losses in men of the French Army in the Russian campaign 1812-1813.
Drawn up by M. Minard, Inspector General of Bridges and Roads in retirement. Paris, November 20, 1869.
The numbers of men present are represented by the widths of the colored zones at a rate of one millimeter for every ten-thousand men; they are further written across the zones. The brown designates the men who enter into Russia, the black those who leave it. (Public domain image via wikimedia commons)
Local residents look at bones in a mass grave where bodies of Napoleon-era French soldiers were found in a suburb of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, Friday, March 15, 2002. The mass garve containing as many as 2,000 French soldiers who fought for Napoleon Bonaparte during the War of 1812 has been unearthed in a Vilnius suburb. The site was discovered by construction workers. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
The Grande Armée continued west, crossed the Beresina River, and arrived in Vilnius. But there was little to eat there either. Around 20,000 soldiers died in Vilnius of hypothermia, starvation, and typhus. Corpses were thrown into mass graves. One of these, containing the remains of at least 3,269 people, was excavated by bioarchaeologist Rimantas Jankauskas and his team in just one month in 2001. Bodies were packed seven to a square meter, tossed in with clothing and other items. Based on the bones, archaeologists found that almost all the dead were males, with the exception of two dozen females, and that most were in their 20s at death.

Two new research studies on these remains have attempted to answer questions about soldiers’ homelands and their diet leading up to their deaths. University of Central Florida anthropology students Serenela Pelier and Sammantha Holder, under the direction of UCF bioarchaeologist Tosha Dupras, performed stable isotope analyses on samples of the remains. Pelier used oxygen isotopes to find out the geographical origin of nine of the skeletons, while Holder used carbon and nitrogen isotopes to learn about diet and starvation.

Pelier took samples from the femur of eight males and one female for oxygen isotope analysis. Oxygen isotopes in the biosphere vary depending on factors like humidity, distance from the sea, and elevation. By measuring the oxygen isotopes in human bone, it is possible to learn whether that individual was born in a particular geographic area. Pelier found that none of the individuals she tested had oxygen values that would be expected for Vilnius; no one was local. Based on the much higher oxygen values, they were more likely from central and western Europe, with three individuals possibly from the Iberian peninsula and one who may have participated in an African campaign before the Russian one. Additionally, the one woman who was tested may have hailed from southern France.
Holder also took samples from the femur of 73 males and three females buried in the mass grave, and she performed an analysis of the stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the bone. While carbon isotopes provide information mainly about the carbohydrate portion of the diet, nitrogen isotopes can give data on the protein component. Holder found that most of Napoleon’s soldiers were eating plants like wheat, while a few may have come from areas like Italy where more millet was consumed. The carbon isotopes did not hold any surprises.

But Holder was much more interested in the nitrogen isotopes. More than two dozen of the people she sampled had high nitrogen values. Often, this is an indication that someone was eating high on the food chain, as nitrogen levels are higher in carnivorous animals compared to herbivores. Holder suspected, though, that something else was going on with these soldiers. When the human body is deprived of protein, nitrogen isotope values can skyrocket. So conditions like anorexia, prolonged morning sickness, vitamin D deficiency, and starvation can cause an increase in nitrogen signatures.
Napoleon’s men were not in good health, even before their ill-fated stop in Vilnius. Research on the teeth of the soldiers in the mass grave showed rampant dental cavities and indications of stress during childhood, and over one-quarter of the dead had likely succumbed to epidemic typhus, a louse-borne disease. A febrile illness like typhus could cause increased loss of body water through urine, sweat, and diarrhea, which may also cause a rise in nitrogen isotopes. And, of course, historical accounts detail how troops fruitlessly scoured the countryside for food and how many of them ate their dead or dying horses.

Fragment of a pocket of a soldier’s uniform, with regimental buttons, from the mass grave of 1812 in Vilnius. (Image used with kind permission of Rimantas Jankauskas)
Fragment of a pocket of a soldier’s uniform, with regimental buttons, from the mass grave of 1812 in Vilnius. (Image used with kind permission of Rimantas Jankauskas)
What caused the high nitrogen values among the Grande Armée? It could be the result of consumption of marine resources, from pathological conditions, or from starvation – or even from a combination of these. While the soldiers were not getting seafood from frozen Vilnius, I wondered about preserved fish and asked historian Max Owre, executive director of humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about the provisioning of the army. “There was no large scale tinning of goods,” Owre says, which means that “it’s possible that soldiers could have carried saltied, dried cod, but more likely they were simply starving.” The carbon isotope values also help rule out seafood consumption, as they are more negative than the typical range for marine-based diets. This leaves illness or lack of food.

“The prolonged periods of starvation possibly stem from career-long military service in numerous campaigns throughout the Napoleonic Wars,” Holder writes, “or from nutritional stresses prior to military conscription.” Although she admits she cannot say definitively what the cause of the elevated nitrogen values was, Holder notes that, given all the available evidence from historical records and previous studies, the “nitrogen enrichment is most likely the result of prolonged nutritional stress.”

Both Pelier and Holder tested the bones of women as well as men. But why would there have been women in a mass grave of Napoleonic soldiers? Owre told me that “there were plenty of camp followers as well as official woman cantinières and vivandières who sold goods to the troops. This woman from southern France would likely have been one of these or a follower. Some wives did tag along.” Finding the remains of women in this mass grave means archaeologists can add to the historical record, which largely glosses over women’s experiences in this war.
Studies of the bones of Napoleon’s soldiers are key evidence in finding out what really happened in the Russian Campaign. Owre tells me that a large amount of pro-Napoleon scholarship places the blame for massive troop death on the cold Russian winter. But, he points out, “military logistics at the time were incapable of supporting an army this size, even considering that living off the land—stealing from locals—was the modus operandi of Napoleon’s armies and his enemies by this point.” If Holder is right that the elevated nitrogen signatures represent starvation, this “would be another piece of evidence for the failure of the Russian campaign,” Owre concludes.

The members of Napoleon’s Grande Armée who perished in Vilnius in the winter of 1812 are now in a new burial location: the Antakalnis Military Cemetery, where they rest with other war heroes. Bone samples that have been preserved, however, may yet yield additional information about the short lives and tragic deaths of these young men and women.

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