British Scientists Uncover DNA Evidence from Bigfoot

bigfootScientists claims to finally have found real DNA evidence that confirms the existence of Bigfoot. The hair samples were originally discovered in 2001, and caused some big attention within the Bigfoot community when no studies were able to identify the species. The only thing the researchers could conclude was that the DNA didn’t belong to any known animal.

Since then, new testing has been conducted and now reports that the samples are indeed from a bipedal primate. It’s still uncertain whether the DNA is from a new kind of ape or if the species is more closely related to human beings. This new scientific evidence, put together with new high definition photographs and an astonishing increase in Bigfoot sightings, seems to indicate that the mystery of the elusive creature is more than just a myth.

The samples were found in the mountains of the Himalayan range between Nepal and Tibet. The existence of the Yeti has been local knowledge there for hundreds of years. A Greek photographer, working for a British geological excavation, was the first Westerner to report a sighting back in 1925 when he encountered the creature at a distance. Even though he was unable to get a picture of the creature, he did find several footprints that were later confirmed by the other members of the expedition.

Local Sightings

According to local legend in the area of Bhutan, where the strands of hair were discovered embedded in the bark of a cedar tree in the tree line close the mountains, The Yeti, or Migyur, is well-known to populate the forests and cliff sides. Guided by the kingdom’s official Yeti guide, the scientists closely examined the tree after locals had found an unidentified skin sample in the tree’s hollow. The British expedition also found fresh footprints, deemed only a couple of hours old, as well as nearby scratch marks and more hair samples.

They also interviewed a few of the local eyewitnesses, who all described the creature in a similar manner: huge, almost ten feet tall, with big hairy arms and the face like a great ape. The most famous footage of the Yeti is the famous Snow Walker video from 1996, when two hikers managed to capture a video of a hairy, bipedal creature making its way up the side of the mountain. Scientists have yet to disprove the footage as a hoax.

DNA Examination

Some of the samples were taken back to Britain for further testing. Bryan Sykes, who was the lead researcher of human genetics at the Oxford Institute of Molecular Medicine and considered to be one of the world’s top experts on DNA analysis, personally examined the hair and confirmed the existence of unidentified DNA. Clearly not human, it didn’t bear any resemblance to anything that had been seen at the time and was the first time the institute couldn’t positively ID encountered DNA.

This proves that the is a large, unknown mammal out there in the wild, even though its specific nature has yet to be discovered. New expeditions to the region is already planned, with the hope of finally capture final proof of the mythical creature in its true habitat. Considering the many footprint samples, multiple eyewitness sightings and the DNA findings, the case for Bigfoot’s existence becomes less of a mystery and more of a reality.

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Extraterrestrial Bases on the Far Side of the Moon

People have claimed to encounter intelligent beings from outer space for as long as there’s been storytelling. But is there more to the story than a need for attention? We are curious beings by nature and what is unknown has always fascinated us, including life on other planets. This particular story, however, has a much closer origin.

The Moon, or more specific, its far side, is the source of many mysterious tales. Why is it always out of sight? What’s going on in this blind spot when we’re not looking? Extraterrestrial theorists claim the unique condition of the Moon’s hidden side is the ultimate cloak for secret government experimentation facilities, while others go one step further and say that aliens are building bases there. Can these seemingly outrageous theories be backed up by data?

The Dark Side of the Moon

The reason why we always see only one side of our circling sibling is the rotation cycle. The Moon turns just once every time it goes around our planet. Gravitational forces, working over the course of millions of years, have slowed down the cycle which results in that we only see the one side of it. For thousands of years, we wondered what wonders and dangers could possibly lurk there. Was it the same as the half we could actually see and study, or did it contain all the mysteries our imagination could conjure? It wasn’t until the late 60s, when the Russian’s Luna 3 shuttle finally made it to the far side, that we could see what was going on. To everyone’s great disappointment, the dark side appeared to be just as barren and bleak as its more familiar half. The American astronauts aboard Apollo 8 became the first to witness the full crudeness with their own eyes, and today scientists have detailed maps of the entire Moon. Yet the stories won’t die, and the fact that nobody has officially been up there since the 70s only enhance the conspiracy theories.

The reason we haven’t returned to the Moon in more than 40 years is because that space is already occupied, and the settlers are not looking for company.

Secret Alien Bases

Several UFO researches have come forth with what they hold as undeniable evidence that the dark side of the Moon is the staging ground for an extraterrestrial invasion. The invaders allegedly came from a distant solar system and are using the Moon for reconnaissance missions to Earth on a regular basis. Where better to launch a secret operation than from a place that is always out of sight? One of these people was former naval intelligence officer William Cooper. In 1989 he swore under oath that he was granted access to classified information that the US government had intimate knowledge regarding alien space crafts entering Earth’s atmosphere from a hidden base on the Moon, called LUNA. Cooper claimed that the Apollo crew witnessed the base for themselves, including a huge mining operation using heavy machinery. The aliens are mining the Moon’s core to provide their mother ships with raw materials needed for the coming invasion.

Cooper later wrote and published his claims in his book, Behold A Pale Horse. He was later shot and killed by law enforcement officers outside his house in an altercation in 2001. The charges were supposedly for tax evasion and the officers testified that Cooper was the first to open fire.
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King Arthur Was Not Only Real, He Was Also Scottish

castleThe story of King Arthur of Camelot has been subject of much historical debate. As the story goes, the mythological Arthur sat at the head of the Round Table with his fellow Knights, was the liberator of Excalibur from the stone, guided by the Lady of the Lake, married to the beautiful Guinevere and after his final battle with his nemesis Mordred, he was buried in the mists of Avalon. According to new research discoveries by British academics, the legendary monarch did indeed exist in real life, only he wasn’t royalty at all.

Arthur is said to have lived some time in the late 5th or early 6th century and was actually a battlefield commander in southern Scotland. He originated from Northumberland and archeologists claim he spent most of his days in Strathclyde. Expert philologists and Celticists from the University of Navarre in Spain base their claims on new findings in a Latin chronicle named The History of The Britons, originally written in the 9th century by Welsh historian Nennius. In this book, Arthur supposedly bested his opponents on nine separate fields of battle, but no one has been able to identify the exact locations until now. Even though these locations have been researched before, it is now believed that every one of them has been found, proving Arthur’s background and legacy. Some locations are in agreement with older findings, such as the River Glein, but other identifications are completely new, as in the case of the River Douglas in Lanark and the city of the Legion in close proximity to the Antonine Wall, whereas earlier suggestions pointed towards York.By following these new findings, a new pattern of Arthur’s life is emerging.

The British general, not king, didn’t battle all over Britain as the legend tells us, but was mostly focused on in Scotland and its borders. Other battles, previously associated with the Knights of the Round Table, turn out to be historically unrelated as there are no references to them in old tales around those particular locations. The famous battle of Badon carries no local legends in terms of Arthur or his Knights. General Arthur was a Briton residing in the south of Scotland, and all his battles were fought in this area, but not against the English. His foes were instead other British peoples and tribes, mostly around Carlisle and Edinburgh. Thus, the legend of Arthur didn’t originate from his noble heritage but rather from his bravery and skills as a military commander.

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Man Saved by His Own Doppelganger

twinsIt’s said that every person has a living double and there are plenty of stories about people who claim to have met their exact match in real life. Whether you believe in doppelgangers or not, you’ve probably seen someone who looks just like you, and maybe even acts the same way. This is what happened to Jordan Elridge, who not only encountered a living copy of himself but was also saved by his identical twin. The event took place one late evening in 1963 when Elridge was home alone for the first time in several weeks. His wife and two children had gone to visit family in a nearby town. Elridge couldn’t join them because of work commitments and had to stay behind. On the evening in question, he had decided to spend some quality time by himself in his home in Rochester, New York, watching a few games and having a snack.

As Elridge tried to watch his programs, he realized the set’s reception was not working properly. A storm from the previous night had most likely disconnected some cables from the antenna up on the roof. Determined not to let this spoil his alone time, he went to get a ladder, his toolbox and climbed up on the roof to fix the problem. As suspected, one of the cables to the antenna had been cut loose. Elridge quickly reattached the wiring, but as he made his way back down, he suddenly lost his footing and fell down the other side of the building where he ended up stuck in a narrow space between the house and the garage.

It was already dark out, with no other people outside. Elridge tried to free himself but found that he was hopelessly stuck between the two buildings in a most uncomfortable position. As he struggles continued, he only got wedged in deeper until he was unable to move at all. His body was eventually so compressed that he could barely breathe, not to mention call for help. He feebly called out several times, hoping to catch the attention of one of his neighbors, but to no avail. After a couple of hours, he was beginning to lose hope. As he started to pass out, he stopped trying to cry for help and began praying instead. It must have worked, because after a few minutes he heard a man’s voice, telling him not to worry and that he would get him out. The voice seemed strangely familiar, but Elridge couldn’t make out the face of the man as he reached down and began pulling him up. As he was almost out, Elridge looked up to thank the man for rescuing him from what well could have become a life-threatening disaster. To his amazement he was met by his own face. The voice he thought he recognized was his own. At first he thought he was simply hallucinating after the traumatic experience, but as he took a closer look he could indeed confirm that the man was a perfect duplica of himself.

As he reached the edge of the structures, he lost his footing once again and fell to the ground. When he came to his senses once more, the man had vanished. There was no one around, so who was it that pulled him free? To this day, Elridge can offer no explanation for what took place that evening, and have no idea where his familiar savior really came from.

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Gold Rush in the Wild West Made Gold Worth Less Than Flour

gold barsThe American Wild West is filled with exciting tales and remarkable people, some more believable than others. When gold was discovered in Oregon in the early 1800s, thousands of prospecting pioneers travelled across the country, seeking their fortune in claims of the precious metal. The gold rush fever made gold mining the primary occupation in the State. Many of the miners were children, orphaned by the hardships of the long journey. The allure of gold prospecting and a sweeping sense of adventure opened the whole north-western border to different settlements. People became obsessed with finding gold, and claims were laid from Klamath River to Puget Sound as well as from upper Columbia to the sea as settlers hunted down wealth and opening mining operations and gold fields in previous unclaimed territory. It wasn’t always successful though. In 1850, a company of 70 people began digging for gold around the mouth of Klamath River. Because of a map error it was thought to belong to Oregon at the time. The project was based on nothing more than a hunch, with additional plans of opening a trade road to the mines in northern California and setting up towns at future hotspots with businesses of their own. Miners in Oregon believed that because the valleys in Oregon share similar soil and geological structure, the chances of striking rich there was highly likely. The operation started in 1850, with over 200 miners put to work. Unfortunately they didn’t find much of the precious metal and the settlement was eventually abandoned, with most of the miners moving on southward.

Others, however, were very successful in their investing in gold prospects, even too much so. When supply exceeds demand, some very unpleasant things begin to happen to the value of your investment, even gold. One of the people over at Bright Golden Future gave me this story of how the increase in physical gold supplies backfired on the value of the precious metal in a surprising turn of events. Gold rush hotspot Table Rock City, named after the mesa in the foothills of the mountains, was first settled in the early 1850s after gold had been discovered in 1850-51. In less than 10 years, due to the rapid and unparalleled gold discoveries, this small settlement became the county seat of Jackson County, and later changed its name to Jacksonville. It was a true boomtown of gold fever and quickly rose to become the financial center of the entire southern territory.

fool's gold

The discovery of gold in Jacksonville happened quite unexpectedly when two simple freight packers decided to take a trip from California and spend a couple of days in Table Rock to look for gold. Not only did they find it, they struck the mother lode! The massive discovery eventually led to a local inflation of gold’s worth. Too much of a good thing will change its perceived value, and that’s just what happened in Table Rock. Gold was so plentiful that it was actually worth less than most ordinary things, like food. Gold was simply worthless to trade with in the town, and would have provided more value if it could be consumed at breakfast and dinner. Shipping of food to Table Rock was already an expensive venture, which made foodstuffs more valuable than gold dust. The closest farm was located more than 100 miles away and food had to be transported all the way from San Francisco, first by boat, then by stagecoach or load wagon to reach Table Rock. This made food and gold switch places in terms of value. It was one of the few places in the country where a pound of flour would cost more than a pound of gold. Salt and gold were considered equal in value and was traded pound for pound during the height of the gold fever.

Knowing that their gold was valuable everywhere else in the States, many prospectors kept their gold deposited at the local bank, which was the only bank in the whole country that charged customers a storage fee instead of giving an account holders interest rate.

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Presidential Candidate Wants to Build Giant Wall Between USA and Canada

politicianIn a recent story reported by, Canada somehow got dragged into the controversial immigrant debate when Republican contender Scott Walker from Wisconsin brought up the idea in an interview during his campaigning for the upcoming presidential election of the United States. Apparently Walker thought raising a giant wall along the northern border was a splendid concept, claiming that people first had approached him with the idea in New Hampshire. The group, which included some folks from law-enforcement, was deeply concerned about the state of border security. Not the southern border, mind you, but the U.S./Canadian one. Walker told NBC’s Meet the Press reporter that it’s a legitimate issue for his party to look into.

The presidential candidate then quickly moved on to discuss the escalating situation in the Middle East, the boosting of military resources and the importance of national security. The Canadian wall didn’t make the cut when the interview was edited but was later posted on NBC’s website. The debate touching the Mexican border is an inflammatory political issue in the race, leaving the Canadian border out of the spotlight most of the time. Most candidates from both sides of the argument tend not to focus too heavily on our neighbors to the north, and the question is only occasionally brought to the table by political commentators.

Politico Magazine recently published an article named, “Fear Canada: The Real Terrorist Threat Next Door”, although as usual it was Mexico that had to bear the brunt of the burden, especially after a Republican stated that ISIL supporters use the Rio Grande to gain access to the States. Walker himself has often jumped on the bandwagon, vowing to fight off any terrorists coming up from the south. This coincides with primary leader, Donald Trump’s stand on deporting more than 11 million illegal immigrants before building the Great Wall of Trump across the border. It was in this context that a reporter posed the question: “Why Mexico and not Canada?”. It’s a valid question. After all, why wouldn’t terrorists choose to enter the U.S. from the north, when the south is under so much scrutiny?

Walker replied that while the south is of greater concern, he certainly wasn’t oblivious to the danger of an unguarded northern border and that if the option presented itself, he would certainly build a 5000 mile-long wall up there too.

This might make Canada a little nervous, as more than one-third of its GDP comes from the relatively open trade with its neighbor. Canada’s defense minister, Jason Kennedy, responded to Walker’s statement by saying Canada would do everything in its power to protect what he called one of the largest bilateral trade relationships in the history of modern economics, and that severe security measures were already under way, to avoid any giant walls along the 49th parallel.

“We will naturally vigorously oppose any tightening of the border,” Kennedy told an interviewer at an Ottawa news conference.

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Scottish Scientist Discovers Local Wormhole

estateThere are many stories of individuals who end up being lost in space and time, or people who can transcend the space-time continuum and travel to both the past and the future. Most of the time you find them in sci-fi books, comics or shows and movies. But there have been a few noteworthy phenomenon happening in real life too. It can be quite unsettling and outright disturbing once you go beyond the veil of normality and descend into the unknown. Let’s be real, how much do we really know about how our reality works? There are many things our scientific methods cannot fully explain or comprehend.

This case is one of them.

It happened in 1933, when prominent and well-respected Scottish astronomer Dr. Derek Langton was attending a meeting at one of his local colleagues and close friends, Lord Edward Gibson, at his family estate on Thanet Isle. Lord Gibson had been quite ill for a period of time and Langton was regularly visiting his friend out of concern for his health. On the day in question, the scientist was walking up the steps of the estate’s driveway to get a better view of its surroundings. The driveway itself was curved, and ended in a small access area to a country road, with a large hedge running along its side.

Langton was studying the scenery while pondering the condition of his friend, when he suddenly noticed the hedge was gone. There was no fog and it was in the middle of the day. The hedge had simply disappeared. Bewildered he looked further down the road, only to discover that the road had vanished as well. In its place was an unpaved path of muddy ground. He then saw a man walking up the path towards the estate’s front yard. The man was dressed in what seemed to be late 17th century clothing – breeches, riding boots, a smeared coat and a high hat from that time period. On his back was slung an old flintlock rifle. The stunned astronomer continued to observe the stranger until their gazes met, at which point the strangely attired newcomer stopped. The man appeared to be just as surprised as Langton, as he acted like he did not fully understand what he was looking at.

In an attempt to orient himself to the situation, Langton briefly turned around to see if the estate of Lord Gibson was still behind him. Sure enough, there it was. But as he turned back, the man was simply gone and so was the path he had been walking on. The familiar scene of the driveway and its accompanying hedge had returned. Langton returned to the house and told his ailing friend about his strange experience that seemed to be a glimpse into local past history. Gibson confirmed that it wasn’t the first time visitors had been through unexplained events on the grounds. The surroundings of the estate appears to be the focal point of a localized wormhole in time and space. The story of the respected scientist gained quite a reputation and since then, several other renowned people have come forward with similar tales when visiting the Isle.

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Thousands of People Signed Up to Give Poop to Transplant Program for Money

lab30-year-old lab assistant Brent needs to go number 2 and bad. But he doesn’t. Instead he jumps in his car, passing several restrooms on the way, and drives 45 minutes down the road to a special men’s rooms facility set up by a research division at MIT. Brent puts a collection bucket inside the bowl and takes care of business. When the deed is all done, he seals the bucket with a lid, places it in a bag and hands it over to the receptionist at the laboratory next door, where Brent’s smelly offspring is weighed and studied. All in all, Brent has supplied the lab with more than 12 pounds of feces in less than three months. Enough crap to give the scientists the ability to treat more than 150 people suffering from C. difficile, an internal infection that affects over 500 000 thousand Americans every year.

Not only is Brent helping the sick, he’s also making money from his donations. The researchers pay him more than 40 dollar for a sample. Brent’s deposits have netted him a healthy 1500 cash, or somewhere thereabouts. The laboratory has more than 20 active donors on their payroll, but it’s not easy to get on the list. To get accepted each person need to pass a clinical assessment, with many factors that would deem then unfit for poop donation. Only about 3% of the applicants pass the screenings, which makes Brent one of the lucky few.

“Turns out my donations are pretty much close to perfection”, the donor says with a proud smile on his face.

What makes Brent’s leavings so different from others?

A person has around 100 trillion living bacteria inside the stomach. Some are needed and some are just bad for business. C. difficile is one of the bad guys. Without treatment the bacteria will grow unchecked and spread to the rest of your body, making you sick. The healthy bacteria in Brent’s guts can prevent this spreading through what is called a fecal transplant. The treatment can be performed via rectal insertion or through a tube in the patient’s nose. Hospitals can buy fecal transplants for 400 bucks a piece, and Brent and the other donors have together helped create over 5000 treatments that have been administrated to more than 300 clinics all over the country. The treatment has a 90% success rate.

OpenBiome’s poop donors have created about 5,000 treatments, and the organization says the results have been stunning. Stinky human waste is an astonishingly simple cure: 90% of the patients get better. Until the samples are distributed, they sit in a cryogenic freezer, alive and well at a temperature of -110 degrees. The donors are welcome to pay their little ones a visit if they like.

“They look like little bottles of frozen chocolate milkshakes!”, Brent laughs as he studies his deposits.

The lab assistant claims he didn’t sign up to be a donor for the financial perks. Pooping for a wage is no doubt easy money, but according to Brent it’s helping the suffering patients that matters the most.

Are you interested in signing up like Brent did? You may have to wait a long time. Over 5000 people have put their names on the waiting list with about 50 people being interviewed and screened every week. You’ll most likely have better luck to get into MIT than to be accepted as one of their poop donors.

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