June 30 1908 : Mysterious Blast In Tunguska, Siberia, Flattens Thousands Of Square Miles Of Trees

Acutal Photo of Tunguska, 1922

The Tunguska event was an enormously powerful explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, at about 7:14 a.m.  on June 30, 1908.

Estimates of the energy of the blast range from 5 to as high as 30 megatons of TNT , with 10–15 megatons of TNT the most likely—roughly equal to the United States’ Castle Bravo thermonuclear bomb tested on March 1, 1954, about 1,000 times more powerful thanthe atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, and about one-third the power of the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated. The explosion knocked over an estimated 80 million trees covering 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi). It is estimated that the shock wave from the blast would have measured 5.0 on the Richter scale. An explosion of this magnitude is capable of destroying a largemetropolitan area. This possibility has helped to spark discussion of asteroid deflection strategies.

The Tunguska event is the largest impact event over land in Earth’s recent history. Impacts of similar size over remote ocean areas would most likely have gone unnoticed before the advent of global satellite monitoring in the 1960s and 1970s.

Theories

Dozens of theories exist as to what cause the blast.

It could be an Alien Space Ship crash, Black Hole, Comet or Meteor Impact, Nikola Tesla Testing His Death Ray Machine, Antimatter, but to this day no one theory has been proven.

 

sources : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event

Mystery At Coral Castle In Homestead, Florida

Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin (1887-1951) north of the city of Homestead, Florida. The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones (mostly limestone formed from coral), each weighing several tons. It currently serves as a privately-operated tourist attraction. Coral Castle is noted for the mystery surrounding its creation, considered to be built single handedly by Leedskalnin using magnetism and/or supernatural abilities.

According to the Coral Castle’s own promotional material, Edward Leedskalnin was jilted by his 16-year-old fiancée Agnes Scuffs in Latvia, just one day before the wedding. Leaving for America, he came down with allegedly terminal tuberculosis, but spontaneously healed, stating that magnets had some effect on his disease.

Edward spent over 28 years building the Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. A few teenagers claimed to have witnessed his work, reporting that he had caused the blocks of coral to move like hydrogen balloons. The only tool that Leedskalnin spoke of using was a “perpetual motion holder.”

Leedskalnin originally built the castle, which he named Rock Gate Park, in Florida City, Florida around 1923. He purchased the land from Ruben Moser whose wife helped assist him when he had a very bad bout with tuberculosis.Florida City, which borders the Everglades, is the southernmost city in the United States that is not on an island. It was an extremely remote location with very little development at the time. The castle remained in Florida City until about 1936 when Leedskalnin decided to move and take the castle with him. The Coral Castle website states that he chose to move in order to protect his privacy when discussion about developing land in the area of the castle started. The second commonly held notion was that he wanted to relocate to a more populous locale after being badly beaten one night by hooligans looking to rob him. He spent three years moving the Coral Castle structures 10 miles (16 km) north from Florida City to its current location in Homestead, Florida.

Leedskalnin continued to work on the castle up until his death in 1951. The coral pieces that are part of the newer castle, not among those transported from the original location, were quarried on the property only a few feet away from the southern wall.

Leedskalnin charged visitors ten cents a head to tour the castle grounds. There are signs carved into rocks at the front gate to “Ring Bell Twice” and a second sign just inside the property that says “Adm. 10c Drop Below”. He would come down from his living quarters in the second story of the castle tower close to the gate and conduct the tour. Leedskalnin never told anyone who asked him how he made the castle. He would simply answer “It’s not difficult if you know how.”

When asked why he had built the castle, Leedskalnin would vaguely answer it was for his “Sweet Sixteen.” This is widely believed to be a reference to Agnes Scuffs (whose surname is given by some sources as “Skuvst”). In Leedskalnin’s own publication A Book in Every Home he implies his “Sweet Sixteen” was more an ideal than a reality. According to a Latvian account, the woman existed, but her name was actually Herm?ne L?sis.

When Leedskalnin became ill in December 1951, he put a sign on the door of the front gate “Going to the Hospital” and took the bus to a Miami hospital. The doctors discovered Leedskalnin was suffering from advanced stomach cancer. He died in the hospital three days later.

While the property was being investigated, $3,500 was found among Leedskalnin’s personal belongings. Leedskalnin had made his income from conducting tours, selling pamphlets about various subjects (including magnetic currents) and the sale of a portion of his 10-acre (4.0 ha) property for the construction of U.S. Route 1. Having no will, the castle became the property of his closest living relative in America, a nephew from Michigan named Harry.

The Coral Castle website reports that the nephew was in poor health and he sold the castle to an Illinois family in 1953. However, this story differs from the obituary of a former Coral Castle owner, Julius Levin, a retired jeweler from Chicago, Illinois. The obituary states Levin had purchased the land from the state of Florida in 1952 and may not have been aware there was even a castle on the land.

The new owners changed the name of Rock Gate Park to Coral Castle and turned it into a tourist attraction.

In January 1981, Levin sold the castle to the Coral Castle, Inc. for $175,000. They remain the owners today.

In 1984, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was added under the name of “Rock Gate,” but the name on the list was changed to “Coral Castle” in 2011.

source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Castle

Mysterious Exploding Ball Of Light Caught On Camera In Hawaii

This video is from a webcam mounted outside the CFHT astronomical observatory in Hawaii.

This is very similar to the spirals seen all over the world including Russia, Norway, Sweden, China & America. Government missile tests? Time Machine Arrivals? Ice Vapor Reflecting Atmospheric Compression? Just a few theories currently spinning around the web, but so far no conclusive evidence as to exactly what this was.

A similar event happened at the same location March 2011.
Mysterious Exploding Ball Of Light Caught On Camera In Hawaii

Original discoverer of phenomenon: http://vimeo.com/user6631218

Also, Discover Magazine is blogging on theories here.

Bigfoot Captured on Video in New Orleans City Park

This video is very mysterious. Who fishes in a city park? Anyways, it really looks like a person in an an ape costume but we have to keep an open mind. The following description came with the video :

The New Orleans Bigfoot Society (N.O.B.S.) received this video of what appears to be an unclassified non-human primate in New Orleans City Park. N.O.B.S. immediately dispatched a field team who gathered hair and fecal samples from the site of the encounter. N.O.B.S. will update the public regarding the lab results as soon as they are available.

100 Mummies Found Under Church In Northern Italy

Hundreds of bodies stacked one of top of the other emerged during restoration work in the church of Roccapelago, a remote mountain village in north-central Italy.

About one-third of the mass grave, consisting of 281 bodies of adults, infants and children, turned out to be mummies.

“We found about 100 mummies. We can say that an entire community, who lived here from the mid-16th to the 18th centuries, has been naturally mummified. This is quite unique,” Donato Labate and colleagues from the Archaeological Superintendency of Emilia Romagna said.

Found in the crypt of the church, the mummies have hands clasped in prayer and feature intact skin, tendons, and hair.  The bodies were unearthed fully dressed with tunics, thick socks and caps.

The mummified bodies were accompanied by various personal  items such as rings, necklaces, religious medallions and crucifixes in various materials — gold, silver, wood, stone and glass.
The archaeologists also found some mummified mice, which probably died because of the  toxic miasma generated by the mass burial.

Coins & Artificats as well Mummified Rats were found alongside the bodies

According to the researchers, the investigation is particularly interesting because it involves a small and rather isolated community of people whose lives centered around the church of Conversione di San Paolo Apostolo in Roccapelago, in the middle of the Emilia Romagna Apennines.
At the end of the study, some mummies will be displayed in the church. The other bodies will be moved from the laboratory in Ravenna where they are now being examined, and buried within the grounds of the 16th century church.

The mummies were found under this 16th Century Church

source : http://news.discovery.com/history/mummy-discovery-italian-church-110628.html