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The surprising truth behind the construction of the Great Pyramids
"This is not my day job." So begins Michel Barsoum as he recounts his foray into the mysteries of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. As a well respected researcher in the field of ceramics, Barsoum never expected his career to take him down a path of history, archaeology, and "political" science, with materials research mixed in. Barsoum has found evidence suggesting some of the stone blocks were cast, not quarried...

Scientists ramp up for pyramid theory
From the ancient Greeks to today's techno-geeks, many have asked this question: How was something this huge built with such precision? The entire 13-acre pile of limestone blocks, most weighing more than 2 tons, has sides no more than 8 inches out of alignment, says archaeologist John Romer, author of The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited, released in April. Its interior shafts, some hundreds of feet long, vary less than a few inches from being perfectly straight. Now French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin has reopened this conversation with a controversial proposal that the giant tomb of the pharaoh Khufu (Cheops to the Greeks), who reigned from about 2589 B.C. to 2566 B.C., was built from the inside out with the use of internal ramps...

Granny grows horn
A Chinese grandmother has a five inch horn growing out of her forehead. The horn curves downward and looks like the stalk of a pumpkin...

The ghost whisperer
For Alexandra Gargiulo, author and paranormal expert, just because someone has died doesn't mean she can't still stay in touch. Soon after her aunt RoseMarie passed on three years ago, she started hearing her voice. Things paranormal have actually been the norm in Gargiulo's life. She grew up the daughter of Hans Holzer, renowned paranormal expert and author of over 160 books on the subject...

Ghost-hunting skeptics
When Carol Copeland started renovating her World War II-era Stockton home a year ago, things started to happen that were unexplainable, she said. At first, when she came home to find an empty shelf ripped out of her bedroom wall, she blamed it on faulty carpentry. When she heard the sound of footsteps and her name being called aloud, she brushed it off. But when she watched as a shot glass collection flew off a shelf in her living room, she said, there was no denying it anymore...

Of invisible men, chimeras and the demiurge
'Precisely," said Griffin. "But consider, visibility depends on the action of the visible bodies on light. Either a body absorbs light, or it reflects or refracts it, or does all these things. If it neither reflects nor refracts nor absorbs light, it cannot of itself be visible. You see an opaque red box, for instance, because the colour absorbs some of the light and reflects the rest, all the red part of the light, to you. If it did not absorb any particular part of the light, but reflected it all, then it would be a shining white box. Silver!..

Conservative media attacks new species discoveries
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), a rather conservative newspaper in the United States, for Saturday, May 19, 2007, parrots the UK's The Economist, reinforcing the challenge to the concept that we are in the midst of a wave of new species being discovered...

Do Werewolves roam the woods of England?
Well, I said that I was going to publish the details of the latest wave of British werewolf sightings to my blog next week; however, a bit of free time came along this afternoon, so here's the story a few days earlier than expected...

Not werewolves but undergroundlings?
A tribe of subterranean creatures who surface on Cannock Chase to hunt for food could be behind a rash of 'werewolf' and Big Foot sightings near Stafford...
(Also read: "On the Trail of the Werewolf")

Look to the sky for the mysteries of Marfa
It's evening in the vast Chihuahua desert, ten miles east of Marfa, Texas. I'm sitting on a wall with Joe from Colorado, a trio of polite bikers and a bunch of beery students. We are all staring into the blackness south of Highway 90, looking for the 'Marfa Mystery Lights'. For maybe 50 years, visitors to this area have reported peculiar light phenomena - small gyrating orbs on the far horizon. The lights usually appear at night...
(Also read: "Spooklights: Where to Find Them")

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