Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Hollow Earth Theory, or Symmes' Hole

Symmes' Concentric Circles of Hollow Earth
Symmes' Concentric Circles of Hollow Earth
After several posts debating the merits of such theories being connected to Admiral Byrd, I stumbled upon the modern origin of the Hollow Earth Theory or, as it was once called, Symmes' Hole:

John Cleves Symmes, Jr. was a military provisioner and veteran of the War of 1812 who latched onto a popular notion of the era regarding concentric circles and an inner earth.  It appears that these ideas, both in the theoretical and literal, existed prior to Symmes -- Johannes Kepler in 1618, Edmund Halley in 1692, and even Cotton Mather referenced an Inner Earth of concentric circles -- but he somehow came upon the concept independently, perhaps during the War, as Symmes was not a classically educated man likely to have read the likes of Kepler and Halley.

Symmes' Circular Number 1, published on April 10, 1818, begins, "I declare that the earth is hollow and habitable within; containing a number of concentric spheres, one within the other..."  He goes on to give rather precise coordinates to the entrance of this fantastical world before requesting funding for an expedition to validate his claims.  He went on to write many more circulars before taking his theory on the road, speaking to any audience that would have him.

Symmes' Hollow Earth Theory inspired many of his contemporaries, including Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne -- both of whom wrote stories regarding a Hollow Earth -- as well as Edgar Rice Burroughs, and others.  In fact, the public became so intrigued that Congress was forced to vote on the matter in 1822.  James McBride, a supporter, published Symmes's Theory of Concentric Spheres in 1826, bringing the Hollow Earth Theory even more mainstream notice.  Though the expedition was turned down -- many times, actually -- John Symmes' Hole Theory deeply impacted popular culture, resulting in countless sci-fi/fantasy classics of both the 19th and 20th -Century.

© The Weirding, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

San Bernadino December 2, 2015 Massacre ft. Solutions Group International

SGI - San Bernadino, Dec. 2, 2015
SGI - San Bernadino, Dec. 2, 2015
On December 2nd, 2015, Solutions Group International may have murdered 14 people in San Bernadino -- several of whom were complainants in an insurance grievance against the Inland Regional Center filed two years earlier (no longer available online) -- when an "active shooter drill" suddenly "went live" as all American news outlets just so happened to be on-scene in one of the greatest coincidences in the history of media.

Solutions Group International, or SGI, is funded by the US Federal Government, possibly contracted by the Department of Defense (DOD).  They may also work under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) banner, and may have done extensive work for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well.  Given the double-crossing and subterfuge of Intelligence work, it is certainly possible that foreign or domestically hostile agents infiltrated the firm or its training program, leaving them to hold the bag.  But their ineffectiveness at stopping (or even pursuing) such alleged perpetrators has not slowed their lucrative operations.

San Bernadino had the highest number of "Active Shooter Drills" in the country in 2015.  Many Right-Wing outlets used this information to assume the attack a "false flag" event staged by the media for political gain, but the FBI designated the San Bernadino December 2, 2015 Massacre an act of Terrorism.

© The Weirding, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Squanto was Real, and He was an Escaped Slave

Squanto
Squanto
According to tradition, Squanto was an English-speaking Native American who proved invaluable to the survival of the Pilgrims, teaching them the ways of the Native Americans, and translating for them. It was with his help that Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and Indians first came to pass.

The truth, however, is much spottier: Squanto was captured by British slave traders in 1614, then sold as a slave in Spain. He escaped to England before making his way back to Cape Cod in 1619. His home village of Patuxet had been wiped-out by disease.

There were 35 Pilgrims among the Mayflower's 102 passengers, and Squanto taught them to cultivate corn, and where to hunt and fish. The Indians celebrated an autumnal feast, and it is probable that they invited the Pilgrims to attend, but the Pilgrims held no such observance. Pilgrims did not become part of the traditional Thanksgiving myth until the 1890s.

President Abraham Lincoln set aside Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863, specifically to create unity in a divided nation. Squanto, or Tisquantum, is believed to have died in 1622.

© The Weirding, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Poppers" - Silent Weaponry

Poppers
Poppers
Poppers are silent weaponry which broadcast frequency transmissions that affect a Targeted Individual's emotional state by altering his brain waves.  "Poppers" is also the name given broadcasting agents who use clicking noises, bangs, whispers, and "raps" to hypnotize targeted individuals into becoming "Manchurian Candidates."  This is affected through the use of Classical Conditioning.

This silent weaponry is in heavy use throughout the United States, Iraq, and other places in the world.  It does not appear to be exclusive to US military or its contractors.

This technology may have been used by operatives in Florida to induce the Pulse Nightclub Massacre. Medical response was gauged in this "active shooter scenario."  The shooter was a former defense contractor who may have been murdered out of fears that he would divulge secrets of the terror trade, including the identity of his former colleagues.  This was an extension of the long-running Project: Orion nuclear program.

Families of three survivors sued social media giants for their participation in ISIS propaganda. ISIS, or Integrated Systems Improvement Services, is a publicly traded terrorist cell now operating under the name SIS, or Security Intelligence Services.  It prides itself as providing "unarmed" security (Silent Weaponry).

The venerable Fortean Times ran an extensive article detailing sound used in silent weaponry in 2002 (FT 153), focusing on infrasound and ultrasound.  It notes that the schematics for handheld sonic devices were available then.

© The Weirding, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Russian Prince Buys Black Sea

Although I had trouble confirming this, at least one source claims Prince Peter Urusov once purchased the entirety of the Black Sea

On their honeymoon voyage, his wife's ring slipped into the sea.  Recalling a family superstition that such a loss could result in a loss of his bride, Prince Urusov (spellings vary) purchased both shores from hundreds of landowners, costing upwards of $40mn.  He assumed that this constituted ownership of the entire Black Sea, thus securing his marriage.

Following the Prince's death, his heirs sold the property for twice the amount he paid!  The ring, however, was never recovered.

© The Weirding, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

NEVER FORGET: 11 Microbiologists Mysteriously Died in 2002

9/11 Anthrax
9/11 Anthrax
Eleven prominent microbiologists were murdered, or died under "mysterious circumstances," between 2001 and 2002.  Most worked in programs involving bio-terrorism, weapons-grade biological experimentation, or defense against bio-terrorist war tactics.  The 11 mysterious deaths began just over a month after "elements of" the US government conducted 9/11.
Five microbiologists died between November and December, 2002: Benito Que, Don Wiley, Vladmir Pasechnik, Robert M. Schwartz, and Set Van Nguyen.  Of these, those that weren't murdered died under "mysterious circumstances."
The sixth microbiologist, Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, was killed by "vampires" who supposedly drank his blood in a crime allegedly orchestrated by his own daughter.  Kyle Hulbert, 18 of Millersville, MD, said he was "given permission" to murder by three creatures named Ordog, Sabba, and Nicodemus1.  (Coincidentally, an implantable tooth which picks up radio signals then silently broadcasts them to the user through the jawbone was on display from June to November, 2002, at the Science Museum in London, as part of the "Future Product" program -- a joint effort with the Royal College of Art.)
In February of 2002, Dr. Victor Korshunov was found bludgeoned to death outside his home in Russia.  Five days later, Dr. Ian Langford was found wedged under a chair in Norwich, naked from the waist down.  On the 28th, 38-year-old microbiologist Guyang (Matthew) Huang allegedly posed as a pizza delivery man and shot fellow microbiologist, Tanya Holzmayer, seven times when she answered her door.  He then "committed suicide" on her front porch -- allegedly.
In March of 2002, astrobiologist David Wynn-Williams was hit by a car while jogging.  The next day, a noted expert in bio-terrorism, "Dr. Flu" Steven Mostow, was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed in Denver.

We're guessing the "official story" would call this a conspiracy... theory.
---
1:  There was a spate of "vampire" killings in the 1990s -- particularly in the Southern United States --  all of which were blamed on White Wolf's LARP, "Vampire: The Masquerade," and marijuana use.  Thankfully, the Satanic Panic of the 1980s was winding down, and the "vampire killings" remained limited to a handful of media spectacles.  As in similarly media-fueled cases, no causal link between the game -- or marijuana use -- exists.
© The Weirding, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017!

Halloween 2017
Halloween 2017
Happy Halloween 2017 from your friends to The OddBlog and The Weirding!

© The Weirding, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PHOTO: Chupacabra - Texas, 2003

Chupacabra - Texas, 2003
Chupacabra - Texas, ca. 2003
This is a photo allegedly of the chupacabra in or around Texas, ca. 2003.  The unknown photographer claimed he struck it with his vehicle.  The chupacabra photo has been enlarged for clarity; no other modifications have been made.  "Chupacabra" translates into English as "Goat Sucker," as the chupacabra is said to prey upon goats, parakeets, dogs, and chickens with a vampiric bite which drains its victims of blood.

The Fortean Times first reported on the chupacabra in the February/March issue of 1996 (FT:85) as "Puerto Rica's Mammal Mutilator."  In a brief column, it notes that similar reports had been made as early as the 1970s.

© The Weirding, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Remember When Clowns Predicted the Weather?

Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew
2016 was an odd year for many reasons, but some of the most interesting events involved clowns -- yes, clowns.

Starting around August of 2016, people began spotting "evil" clowns lurking about mostly wooded areas in numerous Western countries, including America, Canada, and the UK. Shortly thereafter, the clown sightings spread around the globe. In all, scary clowns would appear in some 18 countries worldwide, resulting in police reports and panic.

Costume shops in New Zealand refused to carry clown costumes, as did Target stores. Russian Embassy officials in London warned British and Russian citizens against dressing as clowns, as did American police across the country. Professional clowns in Brazil protested whatever was going on.

That this should occur around the time of Halloween caused many to dismiss the incidents as nothing more than media-induced hysteria... but then came the hurricane.

And the clown sightings stopped.

© The Weirding, 2017