Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Anthony Woods UFO encounter

For the past few years Anthony Woods has somehow attracted UFOs on a scale unprecedented in history.

UFO Files - the Pacific Bermuda Triangle

UFO sightings over the Dragon's Triangle.

Unsolved Mysteries: The Entity

Segment from the Unsolved Mysteries TV show - The Entity.

Video store invesigation (4)

This is the 4th investigation at the video store for Doorways Magazine. We tried the new grid laser .We didn't get anything from that piece of equipment that we thought was paranormal. We did someting interesting results from the Led lights and like we always do when we go there, we heard plenty of loud noises. Not sure that the noises are paranormal, but we haven't been able to figure out the cause of them yet. One of the noises we did figure out was caused by the water heater in the restroom.

Bijou Theater ghost video

host video, recorded by Sean Dudley during an official E.T.P.R.S. (East Tennessee Paranormal Research Society) investigation in the 2nd floor ladies restroom at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN.

Monday, December 20, 2010

SPI TV - The 13 Cells part 2

The link video :

SPI TV EPISODE 3 - THE 13 CELLS (PART 2): The team from the Singapore Paranormal Investigators (SPI) continues their investigation at the old Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters which has been vacated since the early 90's. What is really inside the cells? Will the investigatos find any evidence of the paranormal in the building? Watch Part 1 here .

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Qi,move things without touch!believe it?

Chi Energy Amazing Footage

this is a must see documentary piece. Meet the master of energy, this is an amazing story about a man who has mastered the art of harnessing and using energy.It is called Chii and he can use it to heal or even to set objects on fire using his mind.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mind over Matter: Secrets of human aura revealed by Russian scientists

A Russian scientist is trying to convince people they can change the world simply by using their own energy. He claims that thinking in a certain way can have a positive or negative effect on the surrounding environment. "We are developing the idea that our consciousness is part of the material world and that with our consciousness we can directly influence our world," said Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor of physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University. To bridge our understanding of the unseen world of energy, scientific experiments are being carried out using a technique called bioelectrophotography. The assumption is that we are constantly emitting energy. Bioelectrophotography aims to capture these energy fields seen as a light around the body -- or what some people would call your aura.

5th Dimension - Mind over Matter (Telekinesis)

A documentary about Telekinesis, Mind over Matter featuring Nina Kulagina, the famous Russian Psychic.

Exorcism In India

Down a dim a tiny, locked room...out of bounds to all but a tormented few, is the cave of spirits...a home for the dead and last hope for the possessed.


A Philippine mother believes her young son is possessed, and seeks an exorcism.

Blood Initiation

The highlands of Papau New Guinea...a place so remote the people who live here are among the most isolated. One of the native tribes practices an ageless ritual so secret that it has never before been witnessed by some members of the tribe.

supernatural revealed in india you

you can see how people get riped off by supernatural

African shaman performing levitation

A German film crew captures a levitation performance by an african shaman but is it quite what it seems ?

PBS documentary: "Qigong - Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century"

A short clip from the Horizon documentary - God on the brain

Richard Dawkins volunteering to participate in one of Michael Persinger's experiments - in an attempt to experience god.

Unsolved Mysteries: Mexico UFOs

On July 11th 1991 an unprecedented UFO sighting occurred above one of the world's largest city, Mexico City, and simultaneously over several other cities around Mexico.

Massive UFO Sightings In Hawaii! UFO's 2010 Hawaii!

Friday, December 3, 2010

SPI TV - Ghost of the Pasir Ris Park Swamp On this very first episode of SPI TV, the team from Singapore Paranormal Investigators head to Pasir Ris mangrove swarm to find out if the area is really haunted by the ghost of a girl who took her own life by jumping from the "suicide tower" and are people really hearing the laughters of a pontianak there?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Miracle of the brain - the Human Camera

Stephen Wiltshire has been called the "Human Camera." In this short excerpt from the film Beautiful Minds: A Voyage into the Brain, Wiltshire takes a helicopter journey over Rome and then draws a panoramic view of what he saw, entirely from memory.

Ghost Haunting : Video store investigation

DIG Investigations: This is the second time we've investigated the video store. This time we got some very cool emf readings and 3 solid evps. I'm sure we will return again to see what other kind of evidence we can get.

Mystery : Dyatlov Pass incident

During the Cold War, a group of Soviet hikers disappeared in the Ural mountains. When they were finally discovered, it was clear that something had killed them -- but what, exactly?

Flying snake mystery solved

How do flying snakes manage to get airborne? A new video reviews their techniques as Jorge Ribas explains

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Retro Orange poka shirt "man" with no legs!

last friday when we are there, we unexpect took a creepy picture

there was a orange poka shirt man with no legs!

we confirmed no one was there when we took the photo
at this pasir ris park swamp, Singapore.

Have checked, in the 60s, the chinese cultural beliefs, there was those poka shirts that was meant to be burnt to the deceased, nowadays rarely seen.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Metaphysics & Psychology : James Van Praagh on Channel 10

James Van Praagh doesn't do too well at providing readings for the audience on The Circle.

The Shag Harbour UFO incident

Disney Channel documentary about the Shag Harbour UFO incident.

Spirituality : Tribe reacts to technology

Modern tribes react the same way ancient man may have done to technology, they thought GODS had come to visit them.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

UFO over Centreville

Some people in Centreville are talking about a bright blue light spotted moving in the sky Wednesday night. But no one seems to have an explanation for this unidentified flying object.

Old Tampines Road

Japanese Haunted Hospital Prank with subtitles

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scariest Horror Films- Editor's Picks

The team from Yahoo! Singapore's Fit to Post blogs share with you their all time favourite horror films.

# 5- The Eye

# 4- Child's Play

#3-The Picture of Dorian Gray

#2- The Ring

#1- The Exorcist

'Time traveller' caught at 1928 premiere?

whats yr view? LOL

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Archived news Bomoh capture nine 'djinns'

Two shamans have allegedly captured several spirits in a house in Malaysia it has been reported.

The incident revolved around a 22-year old woman who was said to keep mysteriously vanishing as a result of the spiritual intruders, often turning up in strange places around her village with no conventional explanation.

It looked like a scene from the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist when two bomoh allegedly captured nine djinns at the home of a woman yesterday. The girl became the talk of her village when she allegedly vanished on several occasions, only to be found in odd places like inside a cement mixer and a cemetery.

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Being haunted through your mobile ?

Paranormal investigator Phil Hayes has claimed that a third of hauntings take place via mobile phone.

Such "haunted calls" usually involve heavy static and faint, distant voices coming through the receiver. Whether such calls are down to paranormal activity or simply to technical issues however remains a matter of debate.

Ghosts are trying to make contact with living friends using mobile phones, a paranormal expert claims. The number of mystery calls to mobiles attributed to spooks has rocketed by 43 per cent in the last four years, a study found.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

James Randi exposes paranormal claims

James Randi is a leader in the skeptical community who has been debunking paranormal and supernatural claims for most of his life.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files (S01E03) Ghost Writer - Houseguest

Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files (S01E02) Night Crawler

Fact or Faked - ghost car

Ben Hanson, a former FBI agent, and his team of paranormal investigators assemble to solve of some of the most tangled mysteries.

Chinese UFO video fake ?

This short news report suggests that the recent video of a UFO over China may have been a hoax.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

62 children see UFO in Zimbabwe

In total, there were 62 children outside of the school at the time, and most of the teachers were inside the school at a meeting.

Santa Barbara Channel UFO

The Santa Barbara Channel case, aka the Kelly Johnson case, from 1953 - it came in at #5 in the documentary Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings.

Proof Positive - reincarnation

This segment from Proof Positive explores the story of a man who is able to offer evidence of his past life.

Enfield Poltergeist - part three

Enfield Poltergeist - part two

Enfield Poltergeist - part one

Michael Aspel hosts this documentary on the Enfield Poltergeist case.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weird figure caught on CCTV

This was shown as part of a presentation by Victor Camacho at the 2008 MUFON Symposium in San Josa (July 2008).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

UFO over China July 2010

An unidentified flying object (UFO) disrupted air traffic over Zhejiang's provincial capital Hangzhou late on Wednesday.

San Pedro California haunting

A documentary segment about one of the most bizarre poltergeist cases ever recorded.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scary Girl Ghost Prank

I dont know what TV show this is from but I just found it hilarious, until she gets the sh*t kicked out of her at the end, that it.

People get super scared with this funny graveyard prank!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The circlemakers

Demo daylight formation for News of the World journlaists. Made next to Silbury Hill, England 2001.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Larry King: UFO Files X-Posed

Discussion on the Larry King Show, regarding the release of Britain's UFO Files by the UKs Ministry of Defence.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Through the wormhole: black holes

Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary on the phenomenon of black holes.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fox News talks to Nick Pope about UFOs

A Fox News segment where a reporter talks to Nick Pope on the topic of UFOs.

Ghosts & Hauntings ; The Legend of Loftus Hall

The strange tale of Loftus Hall in the South East of Ireland and what happened at the mansion one dark night back in the 18th century.

Bigfoot news report

A news report that follows the Bigfoot phenomenon.

Ancient aliens

Part of a documentary about UFO lore in ancient history.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Poltergeist Pete

A segment from Strange But True with Michael Aspel.

Brown Mountain Lights

Footage of the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights with commentary.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Have scientists found proof that ghosts exist?

Professor David Fontana took a deep breath and opened a side-door into the mechanic’s workshop. He peeked inside but could see virtually nothing through the murky gloom.

“Well, here goes,” he mumbled as he stepped into the workshop.

An icy chill rippled slowly down his spine. He looked up, momentarily startled by what he saw. A small piece of engine casing appeared to be levitating a few feet in front of his nose. It tilted slightly to the side and then flew directly towards him. He ducked aside as it whizzed past his head and smashed into the wall behind him.

“There you are,” said John Matthews, the workshop owner, “He’s welcoming you.”

As their eyes adjusted to the gloom, it was obvious that Pete, as the poltergeist had been affectionately dubbed, had been up to his tricks again. The floor was littered with stones and small coins. The normally well-organised shelves had been piled high with randomly selected engine parts, boxes of stationery, and bits of paper. A child’s teddy bear lay in the corner.

“Watch this,” said John as he gently threw a small stone into a corner. Moments later, the stone came flying back at him. It hadn’t bounced, it seemed to disappear into the wall and then re-materialise in mid-air as it flew back at them.

“And this,” said John as he tossed a penny into the corner. A two pence piece came flying back.

Over the following two years, the poltergeist was exhaustively investigated by Professor David Fontana, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He became convinced that the so-called ‘Cardiff Poltergeist Case’ was a genuine haunting.

Unlike most hauntings, which seem to involve angry or malevolent spirits, Pete was playful and only occasionally mischievous. In fact, everyone involved in the case became convinced that Pete was the ghost of a seven-year-old child who had been killed by a car near to the haunted workshop.

The family grew so fond of Pete that they adopted him as a part of their family and refused to have him exorcised or chased away by psychic mediums.

“There was no malice in him at all,” says Professor Fontana. “The family felt privileged to be in his presence. They saw him as evidence of an afterlife. He changed their whole outlook on life.

“It was most definitely not a hoax.”

It is fashionable in certain circles to dismiss hauntings such as the Cardiff Poltergeist Case as either pranks or delusions. But new scientific research to be published in the respected Journal of the Society for Psychical Research suggests that at least some hauntings may be genuine.

These startling conclusions have been drawn by Dr Barrie Colvin, a scientist who has spent the past five years analysing the knocks, raps and bangs produced by poltergeists. Dr Colvin used some of the most advanced acoustic technology available to ‘fingerprint’ the ghostly sounds. He has discovered that they are fundamentally different to the normal sounds produced by people, animals, or indeed anything in our physical world. They are, for the want of a better term, ‘ghostly’.

“The sounds produced by ‘ghosts’ during hauntings are paranormal,” says Dr Colvin. “Their acoustic waveforms are completely different. I can’t find a conventional explanation for my results at all. Nor can any of the other scientists who’ve reviewed my work. To be honest, we’re all completely stumped. We did not expect to find these results.”

“I do not believe in life after death. I believe that most things labeled as ‘paranormal’ are simply delusions, hoaxes or the result of drunkenness or drug-taking. Having said that, my results show that at least one part of the paranormal, which relates to the noises produced by ghosts and poltergeists, appears to be true. They are most definitely not human or natural.”

When Dr Colvin’s results are published later this month, they are expected to re-ignite the debate over the origins of ghosts and poltergeists. Some researchers claim that ghosts are either spirits of the dead or result from the violent release of pent-up psychic energy, usually by adolescent girls.

Many more researchers, of course, say that ghosts and poltergeists do not exist. They are either hoaxes perpetrated by attention seekers or simply spooky stories that become exaggerated with every re-telling.

Professor Chris French, a parapsychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, and editor of The Skeptic magazine, says he has yet to hear of a single convincing haunting.

“Just because we cannot explain these phenomena does not mean that ghosts are the souls of the dead or even that something paranormal is occurring,” says Professor French.

“It’s very difficult to investigate hauntings in a scientific manner. They often rely on eyewitness testimony, which can be unreliable. They also tend to be investigated by people with an agenda. They want to see ghosts in action - or at least something paranormal - so that’s what they tend to see. When you add all these factors together, you have to be sceptical. I certainly wouldn’t bet my house on the existence of ghosts or poltergeists. But then again, I might be wrong.”

Professor French points to famous hoaxes such as the Amityville Horror to dispute not only the Cardiff case, but hauntings in general. So does this mean that poltergeists are pure hokum? It seems unlikely.

To my mind, Professor French’s arguments are entirely reasonable and logical but there are simply too many recorded poltergeist cases for all of them to be dismissed out of hand. A great many have been investigated by diligent researchers and the results suggest that ghosts may indeed be a real phenomena.

A good example is the Enfield Poltergeist, a haunting every bit as perplexing as the Cardiff case investigated by Professor Fontana in the mid-1990s. The Enfield Poltergeist turned the lives of Peggy Hodgson and her four children upside down. It first manifested as a mysterious invisible force that began by hurling toys, plates and cutlery around their home. Books and pictures would inexplicably fly across the room. Objects miraculously appeared and disappeared before the eyes of terrified onlookers. Strange knocking sounds were heard inside walls. And on several occasions, Peggy’s 12-year-old daughter Janet appeared to be ‘possessed’ by the poltergeist.

The strange events were exhaustively investigated by the respected paranormal researchers Guy Lyon Playfair and Maurice Grosse and was documented in the book This House is Haunted. And perhaps uniquely, the extraordinary events were witnessed by police officers and a BBC journalist.

On one occasion, a sitting room chair was seen to levitate off the carpet and move slowly across the room.

"It came off the floor nearly half an inch,” said WPC Carolyn Heeps, one of the Metropolitan Police officers sent to investigate the haunting. “I saw it slide off to the right about four feet before it came to rest.”

Guy Lyon Playfair and Maurice Grosse spent 14 months investigating the case before coming to the conclusion that a genuine poltergeist was haunting the family home. They themselves witnessed a range of inexplicable phenomena such as boxes flying across rooms, ornaments floating in mid-air, and books mysteriously appearing and disappearing. All told, hundreds of different phenomena were witnessed by over 30 people.

Of course, if there were only a handful of cases like the Enfield and Cardiff hauntings, sceptics could dismiss them as aberrations. But ghosts may be more common than previously thought.

Two years ago, Alan Murdie, at the behest of the Society of Psychical Research, began an exhaustive census of hauntings reported across the UK. He discovered that around 260 new hauntings are reported in Britain each year. This is in addition to the thousands of ghosts witnessed in traditionally haunted locations such as castles and dungeons. Around half of these newly reported ghosts involved violent and persistent poltergeists. In 43 percent of cases, a ghostly apparition was seen by observers.

It is no doubt possible to dismiss many of these cases as mere bunkum. But what of those witnessed by staunchly level-headed observers? Anwar Rashid’s experience at Clifton Hall, Nottinghamshire, is a case in point. Mr. Rashid, a millionaire businessman, bought the 52 room hall in 2006 as a family home. But they had barely moved in when they began to hear mysterious voices whispering inside the walls of their ancient house.

“There was a knock on the wall,” he said. “We heard a voice asking, ‘Hello, is anyone there?’ We were like the family in Nicole Kidman’s film The Others.”

“Two minutes later we heard the man's voice again. I got up to have a look but the doors were locked and the windows were closed.'

During the eight months that the family lived at Clifton Hall, Mr. Rashid said they were haunted by mysterious figures and found unexplained blood stains on bedclothes.

“I fell for its beauty,” said Mr. Rashid. “But behind the facade it is haunted. The ghosts didn't want us to be there and we could not fight them because we couldn't see them."

It eventually came to light that tunnels in the grounds had been used by Satanists and, according to legend, a woman dressed in white committed suicide by jumping from an upstairs window. At that point, Mr. Rashid decided to flee the property with his family and hand they keys back to the bank.

Nor were Mr. Rashid’s experiences at Clifton Hall unique. Darren Brookes, whose firm Sovereign Security guarded the hall for five years, said some of his staff “refused point-blank” to work there. They reported sightings such as a monk walking through the grounds and a ghostly woman stalking through the graveyard. On other occasions, security guards saw chairs moving as if they were being rocked by an invisible hand.

“I've often put officers who know absolutely nothing about the house in there - and after a night on duty they have quit,” said Mr. Brookes.

For me, these cases are not just anecdotes, they bear a striking resemblance to a poltergeist that haunted my mother when she was a teenager working at Belvoir Castle in Rutland. Soon after starting work at the castle, a poltergeist – who spoke only French – attached itself to her. On one occasion she was walking down one of the long corridors when all of the ornaments on a cabinet mysteriously levitated into the air and smashed themselves on the opposite wall. From then on, the poltergeist made her life a terrifying ordeal.

Crockery would unexpectedly fly from shelves and footsteps would follow her along corridors. And on occasion, ghostly voice could be heard cursing in French from an empty room. She left the castle the following morning.

Not all ghosts are evil and malevolent, as the Cardiff case shows. Many appear to be confused souls condemned to walk the earth as a form of purgatory. Others want to help the living. Hospitals up and down the land are testaments to this. Many have stories of resident ghosts, usually of doctors or nurses who periodically return to help the sick and dying.

A good example is the ghost that patrolled the corridors of the now defunct Mothers Hospital in Hackney, east London. Here, drowsy nurses complained of feeling a startling tap on the shoulder. According to legend, a nurse who was bottle-feeding a newborn baby dozed off and slumped forward in her sleep, smothering the baby. In a fit of remorse, she killed herself and was condemned to walk the wards, tapping young nurses on the shoulder to keep them awake.

These cases, and the thousands like them, are leading some researchers to conclude that ghosts really are the souls of the dead. To test this theory, Dr Colvin will soon start recording and fingerprinting the sounds ostensibly made by spirits during séances using state-of-the-art equipment.

If these sounds also prove to be unearthly, then it will provide even stronger evidence that ghosts and spirits really do exist. And if these ‘spirits’ should then prove capable of answering questions and acting with intelligence, then his work may finally prove that they really are the souls of the dead.

“I genuinely do not know what we’ll discover,” says Dr Colvin. “We’re in uncharted waters. That’s the beauty of science.”

Hide and seek ghost ?

A video showing a game of hide and seek with a father and daughter, but was there someone else there ?

Michio Kaku on mind reading

Michio Kaku on MRI scans used to "read minds" on Fox News.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

logy James Randi discusses Sylvia Browne - psychic

Sylvia Browne gets it dead wrong in the Shawn Hornbeck case on Montel Williams, noted on CNN's 360 Live with Anderson Cooper.

Michael Greene releases new Bigfoot video

A video of a Sasquatch taken with a thermal imager by eminently qualified 20 year Bigfoot researcher Michael Greene was lauded as “The most important footage since the Paterson/Gimlin film taken over 40 years ago”.

Ghost Hunters best evidence

A compilation of all the best evidence of ghosts caught on tape by the team of Ghost Hunters.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

UFO ABDUCTION - Italian Woman Impregnated by Aliens 100% Real Footage

This is the most amazing abduction case I have ever heard with the most evidence you could have I think! Please send this to your friends that don't believe as this one is very compelling.

English Subtitles: Another Jaime Maussan report. Italian lady who claims to have been abducted several times throughout her life and has a ton of physical evidence to prove it, including a real live alien fetus removed from her womb by doctors. Furthermore, she has taken both video and photographs of the ships and occupants in stunning clarity to further back up her story. This is an unbelievable case that warrants further investigation.

Metaphysics & Psychology -he can moves things from his mind?

First human infected with computer virus

A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Skyfish or Flying Rods

A new type of UFO

Rods are cylindrical shaped objects that range from four inches to a hundred feet in length. They appear to have a membrane along their torsos and numerous appendages, which give them a centipede like form that allows them to move in a wave like motion through the air.

They are seen to travel at extremely high speeds barely visible with the naked eye, but they can be captured on film. They don't seem to be mechanical or made of metal and appear to exhibit some form of intelligence, as they have been recorded swerving around objects in their paths.

They are possibly the best evidence of alien life to date, or at the least, an exotic new form of life. Some believe they are unidentified creatures described as 'sky fish', due to the undulating way that they travel through the skies. No one has ever found a dead one or brought one back alive. The only evidence of these 'rods' is recorded on videotape, and only seen when played back frame by frame, or in slow motion.

Flying rods have been observed and filmed all over the world, but were discovered accidentally by film maker Jose Escamilla in 1994, while filming in Midway, New Mexico.

Jose Escamilla was filming some cliff jumpers with parachutes jumping down into the 1300 foot deep cave. While the jumpers were descending, they found that there were many white flying objects flying around the cave, which they didn't see during their jump.

Edwin Fuhr - UFO close encounter

Farmer Edwin Fuhr, 36, was harvesting his rape crop at about 11:00 a.m., when he noticed a metallic-appearing dome-shaped object about 50 feet away in a grassy area.

Bigfoot Mating Season Underway In Florida Everglades

It's Bigfoot mating season in the Florida Everglades and researcher Dave Shealy says this furry creature is attracted to women on their periods.

It's Bigfoot mating season in the Florida Everglades and researcher Dave Shealy says this furry creature is attracted to women on their periods.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 17:10 GMT
OCHOPEE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Bigfoot mating season is underway in the Florida Everglades and the furry, horny creature is out for blood.

Dave Shealy, an RV park owner in Ochopee, Florida, is the leading researcher of the Skunk Ape, Bigfoot’s “smaller, smellier cousin.”

He says there are seven to nine Skunk Apes currently living in the Everglades and right now is the best time to spot one because it’s their mating season.

Lately, he’s heard lots of campers report strange sounds coming from the swamps. He figures it’s the Skunk Ape’s mating call, which sounds like a low-pitched dove cooing.

Though Skunk Apes are generally shy, Shealy says women on their periods should be careful when hiking the area because the cryptoids are attracted to the scent of menstruation.

They’re also aroused by used lingerie, so female campers shouldn’t hang their panties out to dry because, in his words, “That’s like raising a flag and inviting them in.”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Natural World : The moving rocks of Death Valley

Captured on video for the first time: the mysterious forces that move rocks across the surface of Racetrack Playa in California's Death Valley.

The UFO Phenomenon : Phoenix lights 2007

A series of lights filmed over Phoenix in 2007.

Modern Mysteries : Curse of Atuk

A curse surrounds the script to the film "The Incomparable Atuk." Among the dead actors associated with the project are John Belushi, John Candy, Sam Kinison and Chris Farley.

Metaphysics & Psychology : The matrix of consciousness

What is consciousness? Are we living in a world whereby what we perceive can be reality? Is the web of consciouness the matrix of illusion?

Giant flying dinosaur fossil found

Evidence of flying dinosaurs with a 9ft wingspan and more than 100 razor-sharp teeth that dominated the skies 95 million years ago has been discovered on a building site.

A 14 inch long lower jaw belonging to one of the reptiles was found by an amateur fossil hunter.

Two of its teeth were still present and experts were able to analyse it and produce an artists impression of what the beast looked like.

Paleontologists are now hailing the discovery as 'remarkable'.

They have named it Aetodactylus halli after it was uncovered by amateur fossil collector Lance Hall on a construction site near Dallas, Texas.

The long, narrow bone was embedded in a powdery shale but had been exposed by the excavation of a hillside next to a road.

Mr Hall said: "I was scanning the exposure and noticed what at first I thought was a piece of oyster shell spanning across a small erosion valley.

"Only about an inch or two was exposed and I almost passed it up thinking it was oyster, but then I realised it was more tan-coloured like bone.

"I started uncovering it and realised it was the jaw to something but I had no idea what.

"It was upside down and when I turned over the snout portion it was nothing but a long row of teeth sockets, which was very exciting."

Mr Hall donated the fossil to the Shuler Museum of Palaeontology at southern Methodist University, in Dallas, where it was examined by experts.

Paleontologist Dr Timothy Myers, from the university, said the animal would have had a wingspan of around 9ft.

He said: "The roughly 14 inch long lower jaw is nearly complete and would have held 54 sharp, pointed teeth.

"Almost all the teeth fell out shortly after the animal died, leaving only a single, broken tooth base and the tip of a small replacement tooth visible in the sockets.

"The jaw itself is very thin and delicate and widens slightly near the tip to accommodate the slightly larger first four tooth pairs.

"This find is remarkable because of its excellent three-dimensional preservation.

"Pterosaur bones were exceedingly delicate, so these animals are relatively poorly represented in the fossil record.

"When they are preserved, their bones are often flattened and distorted by compaction."

Dr Myers said the creature's lower teeth were evenly spaced and extended far back along the jaw, covering nearly three quarters of its length.

The upper and lower teeth interlaced when the jaws were closed.

He said the thinness of the jaws, the upward angle of the back half of the mandible and the lack of a pronounced expansion of the jaw tips indicate Aetodactylus is a new genus and species

Aetodactylus halli is a type of pterosaur, a group of flying reptiles commonly referred to as pterodactyls.

Pterosaurs ruled the skies from the late Triassic period, more than 200 million years ago, to the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, when they went extinct.

They represent the earliest vertebrates capable of flying.

Dr Myers said the Aetodactylus halli is one of the youngest examples of the pterosaur family, which are known as Ornithocheiridae, worldwide.

He added: "Aetodactylus represents one of the final occurrences of ornithocheirids prior to the transition to toothless species."

Aetodactylus halli would have soared above the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the Cretaceous Period when much of the state was under water.

Professor Louis Jacobs, from SMU's Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, said the conditions found in the area have proved perfect for preserving fossils.

He said: "The ancient sea that covered Dallas provided the right conditions to preserve marine reptiles and other denizens of the deep, as well as the delicate bones of flying reptiles that fell from their flight to the water below.

"The rocks and fossils here record a time not well represented elsewhere."

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