Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jerusalem: Archeologists Discover 1,500 Year-old Byzantine Street

According to the Associated Press, Archaeologists on Wednesday have unearthed a section of a stone street in Jerusalem that provides important new evidence about the city's commercial life 1,500 years ago.

The 19-foot (5.8-meter) section of street passes from the west into the center of Jerusalem's Old City, coming to a stop at a large cistern that supplied water to the city's residents. Pottery, coins and bronze weights used to measure precious metals from Byzantine times were also found at the site.

The discovery conforms to the layout of the city depicted in a mosaic map discovered earlier in a Jordanian church, said excavation director Ofer Sion of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Read the entire story HERE.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Zealand: Peter Jackson Witnesses Screaming Spectre

Director Peter Jackson has reported that his home in New Zealand is haunted, and his wife Fran agrees.  Both have claimed to see the same ghostly figure in their bedroom.

"She had a scary face, like a silent scream, very accusatory. It was terrifying. She was at the end of the bed then she glided across the room and disappeared into the wall. I sat and wondered if I had really seen it. Then, Fran came in. I said, 'I think I've seen a ghost.' I swear I had never spoken to her about this before, but the first thing she said to me was, 'Was it the woman with the screaming face?'
"Fran had seen the same woman in the same room two years earlier."

Read the story HERE...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Worldwide: Children Hearing Disembodied Voices

Reuters reported on Monday, that, almost 1 in 10 seven- to eight-year-olds hears voices that aren't really there, according to a new study. But most children who hear voices don't find them troubling or disruptive to their thinking, the study team found. "These voices in general have a limited impact in daily life," Agna A. Bartels-Velthuis of University Medical Center Groningen in The Netherlands wrote in an email to Reuters Health.

And parents whose children hear voices should not be overly concerned, she added. "In most cases the voices will just disappear. I would advise them to reassure their child and to watch him or her closely."
Up to 16 percent of mentally healthy children and teens may hear voices, the researchers note in the British Journal of Psychiatry. While hearing voices can signal a heightened risk of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in later life, they add, the "great majority" of young people who have these experiences never become mentally ill.

To further investigate how common these "auditory vocal hallucinations" are and whether they are associated with developmental and behavioral factors, the researchers looked at 3,870 Groningen primary schoolers. All were asked whether they had heard "one or more voices that only you and no one else could hear" in the past year.

Read the entire article HERE...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cairo: Ancient Cat Goddess Temple Discovered

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday, the discovery of a 2000 year-old Ptolemaic-era temple. The temple was thought to belong to Queen Berenice, wife of King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C.

Mohammed Abdel-Maqsood, the Egyptian archaeologist who led the excavation team, reported that the discovery may be the first trace of the long-sought location of Alexandria's royal quarter. The large number of statues depicting the Goddess Bastet found in the ruins, he said, suggested that this may be the first Ptolemaic temple discovered in Alexandria to be dedicated to the cat goddess.

Read more about the discovery HERE...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bundaberg: Australia's Most Haunted Museum

Witness reports indicate that the Bundaberg Historical Museum (Queensland, Australia) is a paranormal hotspot. According to the NewsMail, Society founder Amanda Richardson said that the museum is “very active” with psychic energy. During a recent visit, a psychic saw a little girl from the 1900s sitting on an old hospital cart, and experienced of energy hanging around some writing equipment.  In addition, witnesses in the past have seen ghostly figures, items moving around on their own, and have heard strange voices.

Richardson indicated that though although the museum is not very old, many of the items inside are.

“These energies stick to different objects,” she said.

Other haunted sites in the Bundaberg region are believed to include the Avondale Homestead Tavern and the Childers Grand Hotel. According to Richardson, the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks factory and the Bundaberg Rum Distillery are also haunted.

Read more HERE...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Florida: Aviation Museum Plagued by Apparitions

The Fantasy of Flight attraction in Polk City, Florida has invited the public to investigate a series of seemingly supernatural occurrences plaguing its history-strewn halls.  The attraction bills itself as "World's Largest Private Aircraft Collection," and most of the aircraft in the collection are reportedly airworthy and still capable of flight.

According to, a family that recently visited the attraction was walking through an exhibit that featured a World War II-era B-17, when the family struck up a conversation with a kind, older gentleman who seemed knowledgeable about the plane and the era it was from. They talked back and forth, the family asking questions and the man providing insightful answers. Before exiting the exhibit, the family turned to thank the man for his time and shared knowledge. However, the man who had been just behind them was nowhere to be seen - it was as if he had vanished.

Read more about this and other supernatural activity at the site HERE...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Maine: "Bigfoot" Caught on Video

An unidentified Maine couple recently posted this video on YouTube revealing a possible primate perched high up in a tree.  Is this Bigfoot?  Or is it simply a result of the lighting and camera conditions.