Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the stunning phenomena of storms as your job requires flying over regions that experience them.

Meet Santiago Borja Lopez – a Quito, Ecuador-based pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines. Whenever the pilot is off-duty, he pulls out his camera to capture the magnificent sights he witnesses in air.

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Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion.

Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, it also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down their speed once they spot the seemingly floating ‘zebra stripes.’ Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla called for its placement in Ísafjörður after seeing a similar project being carried out in New Delhi, India.

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Geological evidence proves that the Great Sphinx is 800,000 years old

In 2015, two Russian scientists announced that the Giza sphinx was 800,000 years old. It was Robert Schoch who followed along from #John_ Anothony_West in suggesting the Sphinx was at least 7000 years old. Here I suggest it could be way older. If we think in terms of Geological timescales rather than weathering over mere thousands of years. Why not? Humans have been around for OVER ONE MILLION YEARS, so why not?

“The Sphinx water erosion hypothesis contends that the main type of weathering evident on the enclosure walls of the Great Sphinx was caused by prolonged and extensive rainfall[1] that would have predated the time of Djedefre and Khafre, the Pharaohs credited by most modern Egyptologists with building the Great Sphinx and Second Pyramid at Giza around 2500 BC.

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Mysterious Vanishings on Australia’s Highway of Death

Meandering across a portion of Queensland, in northeast Australia, is a stretch of road called the Flinders Highway, which spans 500 miles between Townsville and Mount Isa. The highway passes though some phenomenal scenery and some desolate expanses of Outback, and it seems like just any other secluded remote road. Yet, this strip of road has accrued quite a sinister reputation for the large number of accidents and mysterious disappearances that have occurred here, earning it a more ominous nickname: “The Highway of Death.”

The spate of high-profile unsolved murders along this slash of forbidding road began in 1970, when two young girls, 7-year-old Judith MacKay and her sister Susan, were raped and murdered by stabbing and strangulation at Antill Plains Creek off the Flinders Highway. In 1972 two teenage girls named Robin Hoinville-Bartram and Anita Cunningham mysteriously vanished in the area, and Robin’s body was later found under a rail bridge at Sensible Creek, near Charters Towers, with bullet holes to the head. No sign of Cunningham has never been found despite intense search efforts, and she remains listed as missing.

Judith and Susan MacKay

The deaths and disappearances did not end there. In 1975, a young 18-year-old woman named Catherine Graham, was found dead at a place near the highway, also at Antill Creek, raped and killed by blows to the head with a rock. A few years later, in 1978, the bodies of three people, Karen Edwards, Gordon Twaddle and Timothy Thompson, were found with gunshots to the head not far from Mt. Isa, and in more recent times there have been vanishings here that have left authorities completely baffled.

One of the more well-known such strange vanishings along Flinders Highway is that of a Perth native named Tony Jones, who in 1982 was out backpacking and hitchhiking in the area of Antill Plains Creek as part of a 6-month hiking excursion across Australia, when he simply stepped off the face of the earth for no apparent reason. His last known communication was a call he made to his father and girlfriend on November 3 from a phone box in Townsville, telling them that he was on his way to Mt. Isa. He would never arrive, all activity on his bank records ceased, and no trace of Jones has been found since.

In the following years there were some leads, such as an anonymous letter to police from a writer claiming to know where the body was, but these led nowhere. There was also a prisoner at the Townsville Correctional Centre by the name of Michael James Laundess, who claimed to have brutally killed a man near Mt. Isa at around that same time, but no connection or evidence were ever found, and Laundess died in prison to take any secrets he had to the grave with him. There was also a witness who claimed to have seen Jones with another man, and even gave a description for a police sketch, but the mysterious individual remains unidentified and this lead has also hit a dead end. Interestingly there was a conspiracy that the sketch looked an awful lot like police superintendent Mervyn Henry Stevenson, suspected of corruption, but this was never actually substantiated and he was never officially questioned on the disappearance.

Flinders Highway

In later years we come to some other strange disappearances near a town called Charters Towers, just off the Flinders Highway. The first was in 2017, when 26-year-old Reece Kearney stopped at a gas station to fill his motorcycle and then drove off down the highway to never return. Then there was the case of Jayden Penno-Tompsett, who vanished into thin air at Charters Towers in January of 2018. Jayden had just been passing through on his way to Cairns on New Year’s Eve, along with his friend Lucas Tattersall, and they decided to visit a place called the Puma Roadhouse along the way. When the two left, Jayden was described as being very agitated and unruly, cryptically saying that there was a warrant out for his arrest, and the two men got into an argument, after which Jayden pulled the car over on a back road and stormed off into the night. This would be the last time he would ever be seen again.

An extensive search was mounted, but this was somewhat stalled by the fact that Tattersall was unfamiliar with the area, and the monotonous outback scenery meant he was not totally able to identify the exact area where Jayden had gotten out of the car with confidence, but authorities believe it was a place called Stockroute Road. Tattersall, who was the last to see Jayden alive, was not found to be suspicious and has never been considered a person of interest in the case, but other than that there has been no headway made on the case at all, and Jayden Penno-Tompsett has never been found.

Jayden Penno-Tompsett on CCTV, shortly before his vanishing

In total there have been 12 such killings and disappearances along the “Highway of Death,” all without resolve, but in later years there have on occasion been some tantalizing leads in some of these cases. For instance, in 2014 a known incarcerated killer by the name of Andy Albury allegedly confessed in prison to a killing spree along the highway between 1970 and 1980, but there was no evidence to corroborate these claims. There was also the confession of suspected child serial killer Arthur Stanley Brown, who was charged in 1998 of murder and was long thought to be possibly connected to the rape and murder of Judith and Susan Mackay, and was implicated in a string of other unsolved killings. Unfortunately, he died in prison in 2002 at the age of 90, and we will never know for sure.

In total at least 12 vanishings and deaths have occurred along this stretch of rural highway, none of them solved, despite the leads and clues, leading to whispers that it is actually cursed. Interestingly, the highway is also said to be a magnet for traffic accidents, although this may or may not have any connection at all. As of yet, none of these crimes have been conclusively solved, and whatever killed or took these people remains shrouded in darkness. With its long stretches of wilderness and nothingness, the road is perhaps a fitting place for such macabre accounts, and a perfect playground for a serial killer. Yet, for now the killings and vanishings seem to have stopped, and we are left to wonder whether the killer or killers have all been apprehended, or if they are just biding their time, waiting for a chance to pounce again. In the end we are left with a very beautiful, yet spooky expanse of highway, that holds to it a series of strange deaths and mysteries that may never be solved.

WATCH HOW A LIGHTNING STRIKE TEMPORARILY DISABLES THIS UFO’S CLOAKING SHIELD

An unidentified flying object’s cloaking shield is one of its best assets since it allows the craft’s occupants to remain undetected while performing their obscure activities on Earth.

Visible light can be considered an oscillating electric and magnetic field and because the cloaking shield works on a visible level, it must operate on some kind of electromagnetic principle we’ve yet to discover. You know what else is electromagnetic? The immense power surge caused by a lightning strike.

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University Researchers Are Learning How to Summon Faeries and Demons

Historians, literature experts, and anthropologists from the University of Exeter are teaming up to study and catalog the mysterious methods used by ancient cultures to summon fairies, demons, and other supernatural entities. Is the university having difficulties filling their lecture halls, or is something more sinister afoot?

In all likelihood, neither. The research project is likely merely an attempt to preserve and understand the cultures and traditions of the past; given the subject matter, though, who knows might be possible? Whatever their intentions are, University of Exeter researchers have just launched the project to examine and analyze a one-of-a-kind collection of rare spell books and grimoires written between the 15th and 17th centuries. The manuscripts contain instructions for spells and rituals which were believed to summon and conjure all manners of entities from the spirit world: demons, fairies, and who knows what else.

University of Exeter PhD candidate Samuel Gillis Hogan is moving to Exeter from Canada to join the research team. Hogan told DevonLive that as opposed to creating a dark army of twisted beings from the ethereal plane, the project is intended to reach a better understanding of the belief and value systems of the past as opposed to actually summoning any magical beings:

The study of the history of magic is a rich vein for analysis and insight into the history of thought, religion, medicine, science, and philosophy. It shows much about beliefs at the time. By fully understanding these practices, we can often reconstruct how it was perfectly rational given contemporary beliefs. It’s easy to look down our noses at past or present cultures and dismiss them as ‘backwards’ or ‘primitive’, but intimately understanding these very different worldviews emphasizes that our own is simply one among many.

Cultural anthropology is all well and good, but what happens if one absent-minded post-grad hopped up on too much coffee and too little sleep accidentally reads one of these incantations aloud and summons a creature of pure evil magic from some unspeakable dark dimension at the farthest reaches of the metaphysical plane? Will this research project unleash unspeakable horrors, or merely unreadable journal articles?

Giant Hybrid Pythons are Evolving in Florida

“That was unexpected. I kept looking at the data to make sure what I was seeing was correct.”

That excellent opening line for a horror movie is actually a frightening introduction to a new study that was looking for signs that Florida’s invasive Burmese python might be growing smaller and weaker due to inbreeding and a lack of diversity. Instead, they discovered that inbreeding has had no negative affect on them. Even worse, they found indications that Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) are crossbreeding with Indian pythons (P. molurus) to create an Everglades super-snake with the worse tendencies and traits of both. Which will come first: the movie or the real-life horror of the hybrid python monster?

“It’s quite interesting and quite surprising, but we don’t know the extent it’s in the population.”

Those quotes in a Miami Hearld report are from Margaret Hunter, lead author of the study published last week in Ecology and Evolution and a USGS geneticist with a movie-perfect name (played by Jennifer Lawrence?). The study’s purpose was to map the DNA of Florida’s ever-spreading swamp-loving Burmese python population, which was first noticed in the 1980s, became a dominant species in the Everglades National Park and spread north into water conservation areas, west into Big Cypress and south to the Keys. Hunter was hoping to use the DNA signatures to determine the top breeding areas and potentially stop those snakes from sending offspring to new areas.

Burmese python

Instead, they found the super-snake.

“When two species come together they each have a unique set of genetic traits and characteristics they use to increase their survival and their unique habitats and environments.”

Hunter told The Guardian that the researchers found 13 Burmese pythons with genetic signatures from
the Indian rock python, a smaller, but faster and more aggressive species that prefers higher, drier land and has not been know to breed in its native land with Burmese pythons, preferring instead to kill and eat them. That’s not the case in Florida, where the researchers fear this cross-breeding has created snakes with “hybrid vigor” or heterosis – physical and survival enhancements making them better than either parent.

How many of these supersnakes are already swimming in the swamps and climbing on the rocks of Florida? The study tested 400 Burmese pythons and found 13 with the genetic signatures of the Indian pythons. It’s estimated that the state’s python population is 150,000 … and growing. You can do the math. OK, it’s around 4,900.

Indian python

Is there any good news? Not really. Hunter says that it’s unclear whether the cross-breeding occurred in the wild or if it was the product of experiments by unscrupulous breeders. And even if they can find the Burmese-Indian ground-zero python, all of these invasive snakes are breeding and spreading faster than wildlife officials can contain them. While scientists like Hunter are rightly thrilled that “we’re watching evolutionary progress right in front of us,” the rest of the state is wondering if it’s time to give up and change the mascot of one of its college football teams to the Super Pythons.

Meanwhile, perhaps Florida’s food trucks and taco stands should start working on python recipes.

The birthplace of the Illuminati

More than 200 years after the Illuminati was founded to oppose religious influence over daily life, it has become one of the world’s greatest conspiracy theories.

“I have heard there are some meetings here, but where and when, I have no idea,” Sister Anna told me, taking some time to open up on the subject. “I think they come from France, England, all over, but Ingolstadt is the meeting place in Europe.”

Working in the church bookshop opposite Ingolstadt’s colossal Gothic Liebfrauenmünster church, Sister Anna sees, and speaks to, a lot of people.

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The extraterrestrial cover-up is finally coming to an end. They are already here!

There is a definite reason why the elite of this world does not want to be discovered that there are extraterrestrials.

This is the reason why our so-called leaders do not want to tell us the truth: they do not want to lose control over us! While friendly foreigners want to be kind to us, the discovery of their existence will bring a possible door to the universe, an opportunity to explore the darkness between the stars and beyond.

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Ants Filmed Performing Bizarre ‘Funeral Ritual’ for Fallen Bumblebee

This week, a video of a bizarre scene in the insect world vent viral, prompting a larger conversation about the animal kingdom and how we interpret it. The video appears to show a group of ants performing some sort of funeral ritual for a dead bumblebee – or at least that’s how many viewers interpreted it. Is this evidence of some sort of interspecies cultural rite, or merely a coincidental grouping of objects?

The video does portray an admittedly odd spectacle. A dead bumblebee sits in the center of a pile of pink flower petals as ants appear to be dragging more petals to add to the pile. “Saw this outside of my work by the garden. There was a dead bumblebee, and we were watching the ants bring flower petals and leaving them around the bumblebee,” Minnesota resident Nicole Webinger wrote in a now-deleted post accompanying the original video she took. “It looked like they were having a funeral for it.”

Must have been some bee.

Of course, there are many ways of interpreting this animal “funeral,” many of which don’t involve overlaying our human perspective onto what may merely be a random occurrence. University of Melbourne behavioral ecologist Mark Elgar told ScienceAlert that it could be that the ants are responding to chemical signals released by the dead bee and carrying it to the entrance to their nest along with the petals, an act which just so happened to have created the bizarre scene.  “Of course,” Elgar says, “it might be a complete set up. Someone actually put the bee there thinking this might happen, creating this lovely image.”

Does this video show something truly remarkable? Probably not, although there is some precedent for thinking it might. Some animals are known to recognize their dead or engage in seemingly symbolic behaviors when some individuals die. Elephants have been observed engaging in “parades” for fallen members of their groups, while many marine animals have also been spotted attending the corpses of deceased individuals. Earlier this month, an orca carried the body of her dead calf for 17 days and 1,000 miles after it died in what has been described as an unprecedented display of mourning in the animal kingdom. But then there’s that monkey that ate her dried-out, dismembered dead baby lats year after carrying it around for weeks, so make of these what you will.

Sure beats the funerals most animals get.

As much as we might want animals to walk like us and talk like us, it may be that we are utterly alone on this planet in our emotional and cognitive capacities – whether that means we’re subpar or above average is up for debate. Animals behave in ways completely unknown to us, and as much as we might try to understand them and insert our human experience into their world, to do so is to risk making severe errors of interspecies communication and understanding.

Remember: all that stands between your dog and your face is a bowl of food. Don’t ever forget it.