Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ancient Astronauts Cave Paintings

This medieval wall painting shows cosmonauts in their vehicles
"This medieval wall painting shows cosmonauts in their vehicles."
Though von Daniken's sensational Chariots of the Gods ignited interest in the ancient astronauts theory, a lot of evidence exists which backs-up the claim to some extent. The cave paintings of Tassili n'Ajjer are particularly intriguing, as is the cave painting of ancient cosmonauts above.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Guitar Center

You may have seen commercials for Guitar Center over the last few weeks, though you may not ever have had the chance to visit one. Despite its name, it carries far more than just guitars; it is a general music store with all kinds of instruments and accessories. If you live near a major metropolitan area, there is almost certainly one nearby - there are a number in many urban areas in America. In case you were thinking of visiting, check out guitar center hours, and surf their site to see some of the great products available at most locations.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pursuit (SITU) - July, 1971

Pursuit (SITU) - July, 1971
Pursuit (SITU) - July, 1971
Pursuit was the name of the journal published by the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained (SITU), founded by Ivan T. Sanderson in 1965. Pursuit ran from 1967 to 1989, and was formerly the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained's Newsletter.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hollow Earth - The North Pole

Hollow Earth - North Pole
Hollow Earth - North Pole
Russian satellite photography shows the alleged entrance to the North Pole. Admiral Richard E. Byrd and a convoy allegedly disappeared in the 1950s on an expedition, following his release of information regarding the discovery of an "Inner Earth." He was not the first to have speculated on a Hollow Earth Theory.

© The Weirding, 2017

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Protestant Puritans Outlawed Christmas

Josiah King’s The Examination and Tryal of Father Christmas
The Examination and Tryal of Father Christmas, 1686
Parliament, ruled by the Protestants, outlawed Christmas throughout England in 1644, specifically citing the Christmas tree as a pagan symbol, and the associated drinking as sinful. It was demonized as being godless and Catholic. The concept spread Across the Pond, and was embraced in New England.

Puritans in Boston and the Plymouth colony outlawed the celebration of Christmas in 1659, and the law stayed on the books for over 20 years (until 1681). A five-shilling fine was to be levied against anyone "found observing, by abstinence from labor, feasting or any other way, any such days as Christmas." Town criers in some areas were said to walk the streets on Christmas Eve shouting, "No Christmas! No Christmas!"

The laws against Christmas in England were lifted in 1660, but it did not become an official holiday until 1856. Schools continued holding class on December 25th until 1870.

© The Weirding, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Salem, Massachusetts - July, 1952 - Coast Guard

Salem, Massachusetts - July, 1952 UFO
Salem, Massachusetts - July, 1952
UFO fleet or weather phenomenon? A still captured by the Coast Guard in Salem, Massachusetts in July, 1952. A wave of similar UFO sightings gripped the nation throughout 1952. The most famous sightings occurred over the Capitol Building from July 12th to the 29th. It became known as "The Washington Incident."

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Watch Worlds in Collision: Immanuel Velikovsky

Immanuel Velikovsky is largely unknown today, though he rose to fame in the '60s and '70s for his 1950 work, Worlds in Collision. A resurgence of casual interest in comparative mythology and Catastrophist theory in the 1970s was somewhat derisively termed Velikovskyism (it has also been applied to theories that attempt to rectify ancient tales and legends with scientific evidence).

The popularity of the questions he raised prompted inquiries by major scientific organizations, and was such a spectacle that it became its own scientific event, examined in "The Velikovsky Affair." Velikovsky's work and theories were vociferously mocked throughout the established scientific community well into the mid-1980s, but supporters of him and his work still exist despite the fact that they are considered debunked.

Immanuel Velikovsky died in 1979, but the theories he proposed so captured the interest of both the public and the scientific community, that they continue to be debated. Worlds in Collision remains a hot topic in some discussions.

Many of Immanuel Velikovsky's unpublished works are available online.

© The Weirding, 2016

Christmas Coupons for Musicians

While they already have great prices and low deals throughout the year, this being the holidays means that the year's best coupons for musiciansfriend.com are up and waiting to be discovered. Between their specials, special membership discounts, and cashback bonuses from your credit card, you can save as much as 25-30% off or more on most of their selection this Christmas. That makes this the best time to shop for others and yourself!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Warehouse Lighting

Large, indoor areas need proper lighting and that can be hard to find in regular department stores. Warehouse Lighting can be ordered online, though. You can get all sorts of styles, as well as optional features such as dimmers, sensors, lighting controls, and other accessories. Of course, if you already have the lighting you need, you will still need replacement bulbs and maintenance. You can find everything you need at the link above.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

UFO Over Washington, D.C. July 12 to 29, 1952

On September 12th, 1952, UFO buzzed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The fleet of UFO flew over the Capitol in distinct flight formation until September 29th, 1952. Jets were scrambled to intercept, but were outrun by the craft, which remain UFO to this day. It is sometimes referred to as "The Washington Incident."

© The Weirding, 2016