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OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES

An out-of-body experience (OBE) can be extremely frightening, or it can be enlightening and even pleasurable.

OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCE (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

The thought of somehow being out of one’s body brings to mind the possibility of dying, or perhaps losing one’s mind.  What is happening just does not make sense, at least, according to what we have normally experienced throughout our lives.  On the other hand, some adventuresome individuals consider and OBE an opportunity to explore areas of their existence.

ASTRAL PROJECTION (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

The term out-of-body experience is relatively new.  It replaced other terms including astral projection or soul traveling.  Apparently, many triggers can induce an OBE including lack of sleep, drugs, and the experience of coming close to death.  Although this may seem strange to those of us that are less adventuresome, they can also be intentionally brought about through various means.

William Buhlman in his book “Adventures Beyond The Body” describes how he discovered the process of OBE’s.  He believes he has developed a system to safely bring about an OBE.

Many of us have experienced some of the sensations that are often associated with OBE’s including being jolted awake, hearing buzzing sounds, feeling vibrations, and flying in a dream.  A reliable experience associated with OBE’s is seeing through closed eyelids.

There are many people that welcome the OBE’s.  There are also just as many, if not more, that are very fearful of them, and want nothing to do with them.   Which category do you fall into?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out-of-body_experience

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/07/scientists-scanned-womans-brains-during-out-of-body-experience-and-this-is-what-they-found/

http://www.stealthskater.com/Documents/Buhlman_02.pdf

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/509167-6-stories-that-could-make-you-believe-in-out-of-body-experiences/

Astral Projection & Afterlife Preparation

http://www.astralinfo.org/experiences/

https://www.monroeinstitute.org/blog/william-buhlman%E2%80%99s-obe-action-plan

http://www.stealthskater.com/Documents/Buhlman_02.pdf

TYING UP LOOSE ENDS, THE FINALE

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Chuck Putzer and John Paterson

When one hears the words “The Finale” automatically thoughts of an ending come to mind.  That is the case with the Mysterious Topics podcasts.

TYING UP LOOSE ENDS (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

One-half of the Mysterious Topics duo, Chuck, decided a few months ago that he would like to bow out of the podcast after two years, and over 200 podcasts.  The future of the podcast is now in the very capable hands of the other one-half of the duo, John.

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The final tying up loose ends episode deals with John and Chuck discussing many aspects of the Mysterious Topics podcast.  Much reminiscing is a big part of the episode.   Also,  words of appreciation were offered to the listeners, including mentioning of correspondence received from some of those listeners.

 

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Chuck Putzer and John Paterson

Of course, John and Chuck could not resist talking about mysterious topics on their last show.  Included in that discussion was an explanation as to how scientists are able to explain the definite existence of aliens through the use of math.  Also discussed was the B-theory of time with a reference to Brian Greene’s excellent YouTube presentation of the topic.

Also, several comments from listeners were presented as well as a final interview with Jordan from the Nighttime Podcast.   Jordan will continue to contribute to the Mysterious Topics podcast with co hosting the coverage of  the upcoming season four of The Curse Of Oak Island History Channel show scheduled to start November 15, 2016.

“The Finale” does not mean the end of the Mysterious Topics podcast.   Only Chuck’s participation.  The 200 plus episodes with Chuck will be available for a long time, hopefully indefinitely.

Mysterious Topics will continue albeit a different format.  The one true part of Mysterious Topics was the sincere rapport between Chuck and John that will not be duplicated moving forward.  The sincerity, honesty and kindness of Chuck that shown through every episode will be greatly missed not just by John, but by the listeners as well.

John will continue Mysterious Topics Podcast with a few different formats for shows.  There will probably be some bumps along the way, but “Mysterious Topics 2.0” will find it’s way and continue to improve.  As always suggestions, encouragements and critiques are welcome and appreciated to ensure the improvement of Mysterious Topics moving forward.

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http://gizmodo.com/new-time-slice-theory-suggests-youre-not-as-conscious-a-1770950927

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-theory_of_time

http://qz.com/663729/new-research-suggests-that-consciousness-is-developed-in-two-stages/

http://mic.com/articles/141185/time-slice-theory-will-make-you-rethink-perception#.sOzSg9MwP

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ssmoss/Moss%20-%20Time-Slice%20Epistemology%20and%20Action%20Under%20Indeterminacy.pdf

http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/leistner/workshop08/Slides/fredenhagen.pdf

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/06/113569/aliens-once-lived

 

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

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USS ELDRIDGE, (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Someone not familiar with the Philadelphia Experiment might think it has something to do with how the 76ers, Eagles, or Phillies are trying to  improve their teams.  Read on and you will see that is not the case.

During the middle of World War II, back in 1943, some believe that the United States Navy conducted an experiment to cause a ship to be invisible.  Not just a little dingy, but a United States Navy destroyer escort.  The USS Eldridge was the ship in question, and the event or events supposedly took place at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, thus the title of Philadelphia Experiment.

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PHILADELPHIA NAVY YARD IN 1995, (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Such a capability as making a ship invisible obviously could provide enormous advantages in warfare.  The question is:  Did such an experiment really occur?   Many believe the story is a fabrication, and, of  course, The United States Navy insists that the rumors concerning the Eldridge are false.

Some believe the experiment was only done to make ships invisible to radar, but die-hard advocates of the experiment insist that it was much more than that.  There have been numerous claims of crew members of the Eldridge becoming very ill, both mentally and physically.

We will undoubtedly never know the truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.  For all we know there are ships sailing around the oceans today that are invisible to the naked eye, but  that is probably not the case, or is it?   Of course, conspiracy theorists might think that is reality.  What do you think?

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NIKOLA TESLA SITTING IN HIS LAB IN COLORADO SPRINGS, (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Perhaps Nikola Tesla with his experiments in space and time could provide the answers to our questions concerning what occurred in Philadelphia in October of 1943.

http://www.rense.com/general17/philadelphiaexp.htm

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/montauk/rainbow/philadelphia_experiment.htm

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5944616/what-really-happened-during-the-philadelphia-experiment

http://www .unmuseum.org/philex.htm

http://www.crystalinks.com/PhiladelphiaExperiment.html

https://www.google.com/search?as_st=y&tbm=isch&hl=en&as_q=philadelphia+experiment&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&cr=&as_sitesearch=&safe=images&tbs=sur:fc

 

PHOENIX LIGHTS

They appeared first in March of 1997.  They were strange.  They were controversial.  They were called simply the Phoenix Lights.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA AT NIGHT (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

What was different and unusual about the strange sightings in Arizona was the fact that many people witnessed the phenomena.  As a result of the widespread publicity , and the fact that the sightings occurred mainly over heavily populated areas, the controversy concerning what really happened back in 1997 in Arizona still exists today.

MILITARY FLARES AT NIGHT (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Many theories exist to try to explain the strange sightings.  The old standby, military flares, and other types of military actions seems to be omnipresent.  The problem with the flares theory is that some of the reports of the sightings claim a huge size for the unidentified whatever it was.  Of course, imaginations can run wild when one sees something unusual, especially in the darkness of night.  As a result, perhaps many of the in-person accounts of the sightings must be taken with a grain of salt.

Many people remain skeptical of the sightings today except for the people that actually witnessed the phenomena.  Sightings also were noted around Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.

SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA (IMAGE, COMMONS.WIKIMEDIA.ORG)

In any event, something unique and interesting happened in Arizona in 1997.  After all, why is it not possible that extraterrestrials might be drawn to the appearance of the lights of big cities in what is otherwise a dark nighttime desert.

http://www.thephoenixlights.net/Magazine_Articles/March_2007_UFO_Magazine.pdf

http://www.ufocasebook.com/intriguepersists.html

http://www.thephoenixlights.net/Magazine_Articles/March_2007_UFO_Magazine.pdf

MOON’S EFFECT ON HUMANS

,Many of us have experienced what we believe is our Moon’s effect on humans.  Does Earth’s satellite really affect our behavior?

FULL MOON (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

It is common to know of individuals, or maybe even ourselves, that seem to be affected by the moon.  The effect seems to be greater with a full moon.

The lunar eclipse supermoon of September 28, 2015 as seen over München, Germany (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

On the other side of the issue of our Moon’s effect on humans is that skeptics often claim that there is no effect at all.  The claims of an effect are only imagined, or the subject of romanticism and lore.

There are reports of surgeons refusing to operate on patients during a full Moon, and police, firefighters, and paramedics throughout the world claim that strange things seem to occur much more often on the days surrounding a full Moon.

FULL MOON (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Epilepsy patients seem to have a significant increase in seizures during a full Moon, but it might be that the brightness of the night sky is more of a factor than the Moon’s effect.

Caregivers to patients with dementia report a noticeable effect on the patients that are under their care.  Caregivers can be considered reliable judges of behavior of dementia patients since they spend a large amount of time with the patients.

Skeptics claim that most of the evidence for our Moon’s effect is anecdotal, and therefore not reliable.   However, try telling that to those that claim they often experience a profound effect, such as, weird things happening to them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_effect

http://www.livescience.com/7899-moon-myths-truth-lunar-effects.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/university-of-basel-researchers-prove-8216full-moon-effect8217-impacts-on-human-sleep/story-fneuz9ev-1226685217585

http://guardianlv.com/2013/06/super-full-moon-affects-humans/

http://www.policeops.com/full-moon-ion-effect.htm

http://www.paranormal-encyclopedia.com/m/moon/influence.html

http://www.alzheimers.net/2013-11-15/does-the-full-moon-affect-alzheimers-patients/

http://www.ospreylakelodge.com/does-the-moon-affect-fishing/

 

 

RMS TITANIC INSURANCE SCAM?

The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic sank, after running into an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.   Or did it?  Was it possibly a Titanic insurance scam?

RMS TITANIC (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

 

Robin Gardiner’s book, “Titanic:  The Ship That Never Sank?” puts forth a theory that is quite controversial.  Gardiner suggests that the ship that actually sunk was the Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic, which was madE to look like the Titanic.   The main idea behind Gardiner’s theory is that it was possibly an insurance scam.

RMS OLYMPIC ARRIVING IN NEW YORK ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE ON JUNE 21, 2011, ABOUT NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE TITANIC REPORTEDLY SUNK (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

The keel of the Olympic was bent in an earlier accident, which caused a permanent list to one side.  As a result, the insurance company would not adequately insure the Olympic.   As the theory goes, the Olympic was repaired enough to make it somewhat seaworthy, and since the Titanic was not yet completed, the Olympic would make the journey across the Atlantic.

ROUTE OF THE TITANIC WITH THE COORDINATES OF HER SINKING (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Gardiner proposes in his book that the Olympic would then be intentionally sunk, but slowly enough to allow for the passengers to be rescued.  The insurance company would then theoretically  pay the claim for what was supposedly the brand new Titanic.  Of course, many passengers did not survive, because of the manner in which the ship was sunk.

The real question today is which ship sunk, the Olympic or the Titanic.  Perhaps we will never know for certain if events are as is recorded in history, or if the tragedy was in reality a Titanic insurance scam.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic_alternative_theories

http://www.insuranceblog.co.uk/2012/04/titanic-sunk-in-insurance-fraud/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Olympic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZA_DcwCb_D0PaPPpQanClL9wdlvdCd-EzKZlfcJwrMM/edit

FRENCH PSYCHIC NOSTRADAMUS

When one hears the name of the French Psychic Nostradamus the thought that immediately comes to the minds of most people is that of a predictor of future events.

NOSTRADAMUS (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Some of the famous psychics include the likes of Edgar Cayce, John Edward, Sylvia Browne, and Jeane Dixon.  However,  Nostradamus probably is the most famous.

The famous psychic used a unique method to record his predictions. He wrote in four line poems of sorts called quatrains, and he wrote very many of them.  Skeptics often claim that the quatrains could literally be interpreted in many different ways.  However, some of the translations are simply made to fit a certain situation.  On the other hand, so many of his predictions do seem to make sense.  And there appears to be an incredible accuracy into what was predicted well into the future.

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Some of his predictions include the death of Henry II, the French revolution, Hitler’s crimes against humanity, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Probably of even greater interest to many is the predictions that have not yet come to pass. The election of a President Trump might even be included in those predictions.  Again, one must stretch one’s imagination to translate the quatrains into what might be the intended meaning of the written word.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostradamus

http://alexnoudelman.com/top-10-nostradamus-predictions-for-2017/

http://www.activemind.com/Mysterious/topics/nostradamus/

http://www.crystalinks.com/quatrains.html

http://boingboing.net/2016/02/29/did-nostradamus-predict-presid.html

http://predictionsofnostradamus.com/

http://www.nostradamususa.com/future.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/nostradamus-true-predictions-2014-5

 

SCANDINAVIAN MYSTERIES

Scandinavian countries seem to have more than their share of mysteries.  Perhaps there truly are more unexplained events in those countries, or they are reported more than similar events in other countries.

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One of the unusual occurrences takes place in the central part of Norway in a valley called Hessdalen.  Many lights of unknown origin appeared in several areas of the valley beginning in the early 1980’s.  Strangely, measuring  devices were put in place to record the phenomena, but the lights did not appear when those devices were activated.  The lights still appear today, but with much lower frequency.

HESSDALEN LIGHTS (IMAGE, REDDIT.COM)

Another strange mystery that seems unique to Scandinavian lore is a spirit of sorts called a vardoger.  Apparently, the term refers to a spirit of a person appearing in a location several minutes before the actual person arrives on the scene.

Some would refer the phenomena as a form of bi-location, which implies that a person appears in two places at the same time.  The experience to the observer can be quite alarming and upsetting.

The mysteries described above do not only occur in Scandinavia, but other areas of the world as well, however their frequency seems much greater in those Nordic areas of the world.

http://www.hessdalen.org/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2632650/Has-mystery-glowing-Norwegian-orbs-solved-Expert-claims-underground-battery-creates-amazing-light-show.html

http://greenbayareaparanormalsociety.weebly.com/blog/true-stories-of-dopplegangers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vard%C3%B8ger

http://paranormal.about.com/od/humanenigmas/a/tales_09_01_06t.htm

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=147046

http://paranormal-corner.blogspot.com/2010/09/paranormal-phenomenas-vardger_18.html

http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/b/bilocation.html

 

 

SIXTH CENTURY GLOBAL CATACLYSM

Something happened in the sixth century that remains somewhat of a mystery today, however there a couple of theories as to what caused the mystery.

WORLD DURING THE SIXTH CENTURY AD (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

For some reason or reasons, the weather around the globe was considerably cooler, and the sun seemed to shine less brightly than usual in and around the year 562 AD.  Apparently, there was about an 18 month period when this coolness took place, but that date is still disputed today.

View of Lake Ilopango and the eastern the San Salvador Valley. (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

As a result of the coolness, crops often failed and food was scarce.  One possible cause of  the drastic change in weather was a comet or asteroid, but this scenario would probably not have caused the sun to dim.  Another more likely possible cause was a massive volcanic eruption.  Similar eruptions throughout history have had similar consequences, such as the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, and to a lesser extent, but more recently, the Mount Pinatubo eruption of 1991.

LAKE ILLOPANGO (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

A possible candidate for such an eruption is the crater lake that was formed after a volcanic eruption that is now Lake Illopango in El Salvador.  That eruption was very large, and perhaps similar to the huge Tambora eruption of 1815, and it could very well explain  the weather changes in the sixth century.

http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/aag-eruption-el-salvadors-ilopango-explains-ad-536-cooling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ilopango

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ilopango.html

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/ilopango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1agt9TT_NFM

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/scientist-says-volcanic-eruption-behind-perfect-storm-that-kicked-off-dark-ages

http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/why-global-climatic-cataclysm-sixth-century-virtually-unheard-001360

http://www.orrar.net/britain/AtlantisBritainpart2.htm

http://miriamhakedosha.blogspot.com/2011/06/king-arthur-and-comet.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1agt9TT_NFM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur

http://www.thunting.com/smf/myths_legends/amazing_huge_settlement_discovered_in_wales_confirms_comet_strike-t9147.0.html;wap2=

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur

MULTIVERSE THEORIES

There are several different multiverse theories, and included  among some of the famous proponents are legendary scientists, such as, Brian Greene, and Michio Kaku.

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The problem with the a multiverse is how to prove its existence.  If we believe, as many of us lay people and scientists do, that space is truly infinite, or almost infinite, there is a very high likelihood that somewhere out there there is, at least, one or possibly many Earths exactly like ours.  It it perhaps hard to imagine space being that enormous, but infinite is a word that offers unlimited possibilities.

BRIAN GREENE (PHOTO, COMMONS.WIKIMEDIA.ORG)

There are several possible types of a multiverse including the above mentioned in Level I, Level II, which entails anthropic evidence, Level III involves quantum mechanics, and Level IV the mathematical multiverse.

MICHIO KAKU (PHOTO, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

It has been only fairly recently that theories, such as, string theory have been presented to us in a manner that is understandable to even a lay person.  Both Brian Greene and Michio Kaku are experts at clearly explaining many of the aspects of such theories.  As a result of their explaining abilities many people are today aware of the amazing possibilities that await our exploration, and those possibilities will undoubtedly increase in the future.

http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/crazy.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/parallel-universes-exist-heres-could-161104111.html

http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/PDF/multiverse_sciam.pdf

http://news.discovery.com/space/when-the-multiverse-collides.htm

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-theory-of-parallel-universes.html