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Oct. 21 cyberattack: rehearsal for US Election?


by DEBKAfile (source: http://www.debka.com/article/25732/Oct-21-cyberattack-rehearsal-for-US-Election-) A cyberattack on Oct. 21 used millions of internet-connected devices to flood the infrastructure of one of the biggest internet routing companies in the US with malicious traffic until it crashed. The attack started on the East Coast but soon spread westward in three waves during the day. Cyber experts suspect that this unprecedented assault, on a massive ...

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What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?


By: Peter Frick-Wright (Source: http://www.outsideonline.com/2126426/what-happened-eastern-airlines-flight-980) On New Year’s Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, the black box missing. Then two friends ...

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Anomalistics: Apophenia & Periphenia


Jake Shannon – October 03, 2016 It is obvious that knowledge changes over time. For example, Ptolemaic cosmology gave way to the Copernican view of the universe, Lamarck’s worldview overtook the Creationists view of biology, which, in turn, was replaced by Darwin’s, and both Einstein’s Relativity and Quantum Physics have superseded Newton’s classical mechanics. Each time, a revolutionary new model ...

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Spirits and Hauntings of New Zealand’s Otago Province


By Christine Cowling   I hail from Dunedin, a city in the province of Otago on New Zealand’s South Island. I’ve always been fascinated by stories of ghostly encounters, and throughout my life I’ve had many encounters of my own, but I’ll save those for another day. Here are some of the well-known stories from my hometown and its surrounding ...

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Saucers and Celebrities: Roy Thinnes


Source: UFO Report 8/78 One time TV regular Roy Thinnes debated for several years about whether he should tell anyone about a UFO sighting he had witnessed. After all, Thinnes was the star of the popular series, The Invaders, and talk of unidentified flying objects might easily have been taken as a publicity stunt. But now that the series is ...

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Saucers and Celebrities: Rev. Billy Graham


Source: UFO Report 8/78 Evangelist minister Rev. Billy Graham recently revealed that he thinks UFOs may be “messengers of the Lord.” In his latest book, Angels: God’s Secret Agents, Graham writes that flying saucers “bear striking resemblance to angelic aircraft described thousands of years ago in the Old Testament.” Graham further contends that the reason UFOs are able to defy ...

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Fear & Loathing in America: Hunter S. Thompson’s Errie 9/12/01 ESPN Column The Predicted The Post 9/11 Nation Security State


Reproduced Unedited from ESPN Fear & Loathing in America By Hunter S. Thompson Page 2 columnist It was just after dawn in Woody Creek, Colo., when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday morning, and as usual I was writing about sports. But not for long. Football suddenly seemed irrelevant, compared to the ...

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Why the Soviets Sponsored a Doomed Expedition to a Hollow Earth Kingdom


How a search for the hidden land of Shambhala turned into a geopolitical power play. By Dimitra Nikolaidou (Atlas Obscura)   In December of 1923, two unlikely travelers arrived in Darjeeling, India intent on finding what could not possibly exist: Shambhala, a kingdom located inside a hollow earth. Along them trailed Soviet spies, Western occultists and Mongolian rebels, all serving ...

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Robert Anton Wilson – Everything Is Under Control


  From Robbie Jack: Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the “Cultic Twilight” where conspiracy theories flourish. Everything Is Under Control covers the range of Wilson’s ...

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Current Phantom Clown Panic Actually Started in 1980’s Boston


By Cara Giaimo Source – Atlas Obscura As everyone who cares about America is probably aware, clown hysteria has taken over the Carolinas. The big-shoed menaces are allegedly lurking in the woods near residences, offering candy and money to children. People are chasing the clowns into the woods with machetes and leaning hard on their 911 autodials. At least one ...

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WTF is Chaos Magick?


by N. Nash Cage (http://www.fnordu.com/) Do  you believe then that the sciences would have arisen and grown if the  sorcerers, alchemists, astrologers and witches had not been their  forerunners?” -Nietzsche The basis for Chaos Magick was laid in the late 1970s with the publication of Peter J. Carroll’sLiber Null, Ray Sherwin’s The Book of Results and Ramsay Duke’s ThunderSqueak. Chaos ...

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Saucers and Celebrities: Robert Klein


Source: UFO Report – November 1978 Comic Robert Klein makes his living by being funny. Yet he revealed during the course of an interview that he is extremely serious when it comes to at least one topic – UFOs. Currently co-starring with Burt Reynolds in the movie, Hooper, Klein says he finds the concept of interplanetary visitors an engrossing subject. ...

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