Archive for September 16th, 2005

Toxodon Depicted on Pre-Columbian,Lambayeque (Peruvian) Whistling Bottle?

Crypto, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 16 2005

This whisting bottle is a fine example of the kind of craftsmanship pre-Columbian cultures were able to produce. This double chambered vessel produced musical sounds when someone blew into it. This object is thought to have been produced in Peru between 100 and 300 A.D.

The question is; isn’t that a Taxodon very realistically depicted on the top of the box about to be sacrificed by two snazzily dressed priests? Weren’t they supposed to be extinct thousands or perhaps millions of years before this piece was created. Or is it really the rare fat, short legged, short necked llamas?

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The “Candelabra” of the Andes

Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 16 2005

595 feet from top to bottom and visible far out at sea. What was the purpose behind this strange geoglyph?
One of the most engimatic giant ground drawings (or “geoglyphs”) in South America is seen best from several miles out at sea. Etched into a sloping hill at Pisco Bay on the Peruvian coast, this strange figure looks vaguely like a candlestick; thus, its name “The Candelabra of the Andes.”

The Candelabra is 595 feet long and can be seen from as far as 12 miles out to sea. Pottery found near the figure has been carbondated at 200 BC and is assignable to the Paracas Culture. Separated by 130 miles from the Nazca Plain, with its famed giant figures, the Candelabra apparently is not the work of the Nazca people. It is puzzling why that such a figure would be placed where it could be seen best by sailors. As with Costa Rica’s stone spheres, the Candelabra’s makers, purpose, and symbology are in doubt.

The Pisco geoglyph really doesn’t match the motifs in our books on South American archeology. Some archeologists say it is only a trident, but who ever saw a trident like this? F. Joseph, the author of the present article, thinks it looks like a Jimson weed!

Furthermore, he states that there is a miniature version of the Candelabra drawn on a rock in California’s Cleveland National Forest. Joseph associates the two candelabras in this way: The ancient inhabitants of Peru voyaged to California to collect Jimson weed and other hallucinatory drugs. When they sailed back to Peru with their cargo, they used the Pisco geoglyph as a navigational aid! (Joseph, Frank; “The Candelabra of the Andes,” The Ancient American, 2:10, no. 10, 1995.)
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A sausage – looted or not – lands elderly church leader in prison

Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 16 2005

By KEVIN MCGILL AND JOHN SOLOMON

KENNER, La. (AP) – Merlene Maten undoubtedly stands out in the prison where she has been held since hurricane Katrina. The 73-year-old church deaconess, never before in trouble with the law, now sleeps among hardened criminals. Her bail is $50,000.

Her offence? Police say the grandmother from New Orleans took $63.50 in goods from a looted deli the day after Katrina struck.

Family and eyewitnesses have a different story. They say Maten is an innocent woman who had gone to her car to get some sausage from a cooler but was wrongly handcuffed by tired, frustrated officers who couldn’t catch younger looters at a nearby store. Not even the deli owner wants her charged.

“There were people looting, but she wasn’t one of them. Instead of chasing after people who were running, they grabbed the old lady was who walking,” said Elois Short, Maten’s daughter, who works in traffic enforcement for neighbouring New Orleans police. Short has enlisted the help of the AARP, the senior citizens lobby, the Federal Emergency Management Agency legal assistance office, made up of volunteer lawyers, and a private attorney to get her mother freed. But the task has been complicated.

Maten has been moved from a parish jail to a state prison an hour away. And the judge who set $50,000 bail by phone – 100 times the maximum $500 fine under state law for minor thefts – has not returned a week’s worth of calls, her lawyer said.

“She has slipped through the cracks and the wheels of justice have stopped turning for Mrs. Maten,” lawyer Daniel Beckett Becnel III said. The family has not been able to visit her during her two weeks of confinement and was allowed to talk to her by phone for only a few minutes. The state prison declined to let The Associated Press interview Maten by phone, demanding a written request.

Becnel, family members and witnesses said police snared Maten, a diabetic, in the parking lot of a hotel where she had fled the floodwaters that swamped her New Orleans home. She had paid for her room with a credit card and dutifully followed authorities’ instructions to pack extra food, they said.

She was retrieving a piece of sausage from the cooler in her car and planned to grill it so she and her frail husband, Alfred, 80, could eat, according to her defenders. The parking lot was almost a block from the looted store, they said. “That woman was never, never in that store,” said Naisha Williams, 23, a New Orleans bank security guard who said she witnessed the episode and is distantly related to Maten. “If they want to take it to court, I’m willing to get on the stand and tell them the police is wrong. She is totally innocent.”

Police Capt. Steve Carraway said Wednesday that Maten was arrested in the checkout area of a small store next to police headquarters. The arrest report is short and assigns the value of goods Maten is alleged to have taken at $63.50. The items are not identified.

Maten’s husband was left abandoned at the hotel until family members picked him up. He is too upset to be interviewed, the family said. Christine Bishop, the owner of the Check In Check Out deli, said that she was angry that looters had damaged her store, but that she would not want anyone charged with a crime if the person had simply tried to get food to survive. “Especially not a 70-year-old woman,” Bishop said.

Short, Maten’s daughter, did not witness the incident. She said her mother has led a law-abiding life. She is a deaconess at the Resurrection Mission Baptist Church and won an award for her decades of service at a hospital, Short said. “Why would someone loot when they had a car with a refrigerator and had paid with a credit card at the hotel? The circumstances defy the theory of looting,” said Becnel, Maten’s lawyer.

Nessie hunters on verge of major breakthrough

Crypto, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 16 2005

NorthTonight: Scotland
16/09/2005 14:41

Or not. Scientists hunting the Loch Ness Monster say they’ve made a significant breakthrough.

Flesh-like material, which could hold the key to Nessie’s origins, has been recovered from the loch bed.
It’ll now be subject to DNA testing here and in the United States. Veteran Nessie-hunter Dr Bob Rines is a pioneer of radar and sonar, at 83 this could be his last expedition…but also his most successful.

Using underwater robots, the team has scooped up material that may finally prove the existence of large animals deep in the loch. Samples will be tested at laboratories in Scotland and the United States. The results could be far-reaching….and if they are they will be found.

The Great Northern Diver, costing half a million dollars, had its first outing today. Packed with the most sophisticated technology this can delve where nothing’s delved before. Nessie-lovers have heard it all before.

They refuse to believe the monster is dead.

Dragon-shaped Flying Object Appears in Jilin Province

Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 16 2005

The Epoch Times Sep 12, 2005

An image of the phenomenon captured on an observer’s picture-phone (The Epoch Times)At about 6 p.m. on August 6, two students walked out of their library in Jilin University and looked up. “Look! A flying dragon appears in the sky!”

A student named Li captured an image of the dragon on his picture-phone, providing the second instance of photo documentation of a dragon flying over China so far this summer. “When I was walking out of the library, I saw a bright, animal-shaped object flying in the sky, heading southeast. It was incredibly dazzling, just like a gigantic dragon.

I immediately took a picture of this unusual event on my cellphone,” said excitedly Li, a student at Jilin University, Jilin province.

….Li estimates the object to have been over ten meters long. It was at the altitude of an airplane but was much bigger and flying very fast. At first the flying object radiated a low metallic light. It then became more and more dazzling over the next two minutes before it disappeared into the southeast. “Seeing the flying object, I instantly took out my cellphone and captured its picture,” Li said emotionally.

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