Joliet The Cursed Doll

Written By Tripzibit on Dec 19, 2014 | 04:43

According to legend, for four generations the women in Anna G’s family have been cursed to keep up a cruel tradition. Each daughter gives birth to two children, a boy and a girl. In each case, the son mysteriously dies on its third day of life. Anna’s been told that a doll named Joliet was given to her then-pregnant great-grandmother by a vengeful friend. Soon after, her great-grandmother gave birth to a boy, only to have it die on day three. It's also believed that the doll would then capture the souls of the deceased children in its body, and it would then be heard crying. The family believes that each spirit of the boy children is cursed to inhabit the doll until Judgment Day. 
In August 1945, the doll did the first paranormal thing. It giggled as the owner's cat walked by her feet. Family pets always hid, and wanting to stay away from the doll.

Anna said, she lost her only son at three days old from mysterious circumstance in the hospital. Her mother lost her Son the same way as did her Grandmother and Great Grandmother. The sound of infants crying and screaming come from the doll. It can be heard quite clearly. She said, her family have not tried to get rid of it because they know the souls of their lost sons are trapped inside and do not want them to come to any harm. It is a haunted curse that her family bares.

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Mysterious Sleeping Epidemic In Krasnogorsk

Written By Tripzibit on Dec 17, 2014 | 05:00

In the Soviet era, Krasnogorsk was a secret and 'closed' uranium mining town run directly from Moscow. In those days, the population was 6,500, but now it is ghost town. Scientists are struggling to identify the cause of a 'sleeping epidemic' (encephalitis) among the 130 remaining residents and in the nearby village of Kalachi in Kazakhstan (pop. 680), which causes victims to doze off for up to six days at a time. Weakness, drowsiness, dizziness and memory loss are also symptoms. There are even fears that an elderly man was buried alive before the epidemic was diagnosed. The illness was allegedly first reported in March 2013, and has come in a number of waves - for example in May 2013, New Year 2014, and May 2014. About 60 people have been affected so far. Some residents even keep bags packed in case they need to be whisked to hospital. The epidemic is thought to have some connection to the disused uranium mine nearby, but what that connection might be is a mystery. Almost 7,000 experiments have been conducted, with everything tested from loca vodka to radiation, and including analyses of soil, water, air, blood, hair and nails. So far, all have come back inconclusive.

Two children who have suffered the sleep epidemic were struck by hallucinations. Misha Plyukhin told how he saw light bulbs and horses flying around him, and then saw his mother with eight eyes and a trunk. Then he recalled snakes and worms in his beds, eating his arms. Rudolf Boyarinos saw something too, but he does not remember. His relatives say four of them had to calm him when he shouted 'monsters!'. The boys are back at school but seem to struggle to cope with their studies while adults report headaches and memory loss.

Abandoned Uranium Mines in Krasnogorsk
Local speculate that the problem arises after a sudden rise in temperature, but this has not been corroborated. While some scientists claim uranium gas evaporates from the mine, other claim it has seeped into local rivers.

Dr. Kabdrashit Almagambetov, chief physician in the district capital Esil, treated Alexander Pavlyuchenko, who fell into a long slumber while on a visit to the local cemetery. He awoke insisting he had been on a fishing expedition. "When the patient wakes up, he will remember nothing," said Dr. Almagambetov. "The story is same each time - weakness, slow reactions, then fast asleep. Sadly, the nature of this condition is still unknown. We have excluded infections, we checked blood and spine liquid, nothing is there." Radon gas is seen as a possible cause, but the doctor is sceptical. They have discounted underground gas and the local mobile phone mast. They tested homes for radon gas. Tests on high radiation levels, heavy metal salts, bacteriological and viral tests have proved negative. He said, the patient wake up a maximum in one hour after hospitalized. These people sleep for two day to six days, so what is the concentration of this gas then? And why does one person fall asleep and somebody who lives with him does not?

Scientists in Tomsk say they are convinced it is from a very different cause. Kazakhstan's Environmental Protection and Water Resources Minister Nurlan Kapparov pledged few months ago to discover what caused the encephalitis outbreak in residents. So far, it remains unsolved, with the Tomsk scientists so far unable to travel to Kazakhstan.

Fortean Times Magazine Vol. 316 July 2014: "Strange Days - The Big Sleep...";

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Fortean Times Magazine Vol. 316 July 2014 page 8 Is the mine responsible for the rash of hallucinations among local children?
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The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

Written By Tripzibit on Dec 16, 2014 | 04:00

The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica also known as Las Bolas (petrospheres) are believed to have been first created around the year 600, with most dating to after 1,000 but before the Spanish conquest, ranging in size from 2ft 4in to 8ft 5in (70-256cm) - that dot the sites. Including those on the Isla del Cano, there are over 300 of these orbs, some weighing up to 16 tons. Most are sculpted from gabbro or granodiorite, a coarse grained equivalent of basalt; a dozen or so are made from coquina, a hard material similar to limestone formed from a shell and sand in beach deposits, and another dozen from sandstone. However, no one actually knows how the orbs were made or why. The only method available for dating the carved stones is stratigraphy, but most stones are no longer in their original locations. These Costa Rica’s iconic stone spheres have been recognized for their value to World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The UNESCO listing only applies to balls with a diameter of 70 cm or larger and its unclear how or if it will affect the many spheres that have been removed from Costa Rica. Of more than 300 recorded petrospheres found in the southern region about a dozen remain in their original context, according to an educated estimate by John W. Hoopes, an archaeologist whose research contributed to the UNESCO listing.


The Stone Sphere of Costa Rica at the Museo Nacional in San José

The spheres are commonly attributed to the extinct Diquís culture and are sometimes referred to as the Diquís Spheres. They are the best-known stone sculptures of the Isthmo-Colombian area. They were initially reported in the late 19th century, scientific interest was first piqued after a great many more were discovered in the 1930s by the United Fruit Company clearing the jungle for banana plantations. Workmen pushed them aside with bulldozers and heavy equipment; additionally, inspired by the stories of hidden gold, they began to drill holes in the orbs and blow them open with dynamite - until the authorities intervened. However, many still remain where they were placed centuries ago, and judging by the style and carbon-dating of associated pottery, can be dated from AD 1000 to the coming of the Spaniards; however this methodology only provides the date of the latest use of the orbs, which could be many centuries older.

Numerous myths surround the stones, such as they came from Atlantis, or that they were made naturally (like the stone balls found in Jalisco, Mexico). Some local legends state that the native inhabitants had access to a potion able to soften the rock. Research led by Joseph Davidovits of the Geopolymer Institute in France has been offered in support of this hypothesis, but it is not supported by geological or archaeological evidence.

Many of the orbs were found to be in alignments, consisting of straight and curved lines, as well as triangles and parallelograms. One group of four orbs was found to be arranged in a line oriented to magnetic north, leading to speculation that they might have been arranged by people familiar with the use of magnetic compasses or astronomical alignments. Some have regarded the spheres as navigational aids or relics related to Stonehenge or the Easter Island heads. In the cosmogony of the Bribri, shared by the Cabecares and other native American groups, the orbs are "Tara's cannonballs". tara or Tlatcque, the god of thunder, used a giant blowpipe to shoot the orbs at the Serkes, gods of Winds and Hurricanes, in order to drive them out of these lands.

Fortean Times Magazine Vol. 318, September 2014: "The Mystery Orbs of Costa Rica"
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The Romblon Triangle

Written By Tripzibit on Dec 11, 2014 | 17:56

The Romblon Triangle is a region in the central seas of the Philippines which lies near the province of Romblon, where a number of surface vessels are alleged to be either mysteriously disappeared or sunk under unexplainable circumstances. Dubbed as the Philippines version of the infamous Bermuda Triangle, this “cursed” area is blamed for almost 40 maritime disasters that have occurred since the early 80’s. Philippine Coast Guard believes that such disasters are due to natural phenomenon like high tides, heavy typhoons among others; outcome of its navigational potentials and topographic features. On the other hand, popular culture assumes paranormal tales which may intervene with the passing vessels.

The boundaries of the triangle covers the entire area of northern Romblon province, and its endpoint lies on Concepcion municipality, in-between of the Dos Hermanas islands (Isabel and Carlota islands) and Sibuyan Island. Native Romblomanons have heard stories about the mythical “Lolo Amang” and his golden ship. Legend has it that prior to any maritime disaster, the mysterious ship would show up to seafarers only to disappear once the sea turns pitch black.

Romblon Triangle

Sibale Mayor Lemuel Cipriano said that a lot of ships have made the Romblon Triangle as their final resting place. They went down to their watery grave with thousands of people on board.

In 1980, the Don Juan with at least 1,000 on board collided with an oil tanker and sunk; In 1987, the Dona Paz with 4,000 passengers collided with an oil tanker and sunk; In 2008, the Princess of Stars with more than 1,000 passengers capsized and sunk during a typhoon.

In World War II, the triangle claimed as victims four Japanese battleships during the Battle of Sibuyan Sea on October 24, 1944. Allied planes sunk Musashi, Japan’s second most powerful battleship, and two destroyers --- Nagato and Myoko --- while Yamato, Japan’s symbol of naval power, was heavily damaged it eventually sunk in the sea in Okinawa.

Other than the ships that pass by during the day, residents swear they also see a “ghost ship” during the night, which is brightly lighted and “it glistens like gold.”

They said minutes before the Don Juan collided with the oil tanker on the night of April 22, 1980, the ghost ship appeared and the Don Juan captain tried to avoid it but crashed into the tanker instead and sunk with more than 1,000 people on board.

But an official of the Philippine Coast Guard said the waters from the Pacific Ocean and the West Philippine Sea intersect in Tablas Strait and it forms a riptide that cause big waves that makes the area dangerous for ships.


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