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The Book of the Damned

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Odd Salon in the Bay Area is a group that meets to discuss, you guessed it, the Odd. They are an excellent inspiration for all things mysterious and post-worthy, and in a recent meeting, they spoke about The Book of the Damned by Charles Hoy Fort (1874 – 1932) — a treatise on “science” but really more of a tome of poetry and mania describing the unexplained phenomena he felt was being ignored or excluded by standard scientific study. (UFOs, the universe, mythological creatures, etc…) If you have not already delved into this piece of writing, we recommend exploring it.

 

“The Book of the Damned was the first published nonfiction work of the author Charles Fort (first edition 1919). Dealing with various types of anomalous phenomena including UFOs, strange falls of both organic and inorganic materials from the sky, odd weather patterns, the possible existence of creatures generally held to be mythological, disappearances of people under strange circumstances, and many other phenomena, the book is historically considered to be the first written in the specific field of anomalistics.” – Summary from Wikipedia

 

LibriVox has an audio version of the book here. The perfect background for a mysterious mood!

 

Project Gutenberg offers the complete text of Fort’s The Book of the Damned, here.

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Scientists Confirm Planet X?

We must admit, our minds are slightly blown that mainstream science is now confirming the existence of additional planets in our solar system. The concept of a Planet X has been speculated upon for years — according to the ancient Sumerians, a mysterious planet called Nibiru was the origin of their “gods” (AKA ancient aliens?) the Annunaki. Could it be that the ancients knew something about our solar system that we are only just beginning to understand?

 

Far Out: Astronomers Say Two Unknown Planets May Lurk Beyond Pluto (NBC News)

“Planet X” might actually exist — and so might “Planet Y.”

 

“At least two planets larger than Earth likely lurk in the dark depths of space far beyond Pluto, just waiting to be discovered, a new analysis of the orbits of “extreme trans-Neptunian objects” (ETNOs) suggests.
Researchers studied 13 ETNOs — frigid bodies such as the dwarf planet Sedna that cruise around the sun at great distances in elliptical paths…”

 

For the rest, click here.

 

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The Stuff of Legends: Orichalcum Discovered In An Ancient Shipwreck

We’re not quite sure what to think of this discovery — A rare metal that according to legend was mined only in ATLANTIS was found in an ancient shipwreck?! Could this be possible?

 

Mysterious Legendary Metal Found In Ancient Shipwreck
by Janet Fang (IFLS)

 

“When the mythical island of Atlantis submerged into the ocean, it took all of its orichalcum with it. The legendary cast metal was reputedly second only to gold in value. Now, a team of divers say they’ve recovered 39 blocks of orichalcum in a sixth-century shipwreck on the seafloor near Sicily, Discovery News reports. The 2,600-year-old ship, likely from Greece or somewhere in Asia Minor, was carrying the metal to Gela in southern Sicily when it was caught in a storm and sank around 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the port.

 

“Nothing similar has ever been found,” Sebastiano Tusa of Sicily’s Sea Office says. “We knew orichalcum from ancient texts and a few ornamental objects.” According to Plato’s Critias, the metal was mined only on Atlantis, where it was used to cover the inside of Poseidon’s temple…”

 

For the complete article click here.

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