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Life after death: Man ‘telepathically’ spoke to God after leaving his body – ‘This is it?’

Most medical experts, however, agree there are non-supernatural explanations behind NDE phenomena.

Two researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University shared their insights into NDEs in a 2018 article in The Conversation.

Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater proposed NDEs are the result of hallucinations caused by a wide variety of hypothetical factors.

They wrote: “Culture and age may also influence the kind of near-death experience people have.

“For example, many Indians report meeting the Hindu king of the dead, Yamraj, while Americans often claim to have met Jesus.

End of the world: How the Bible predicted ‘world as we know it’ could end in 2240

Although scripture does not specify when the world will end, ancient Jewish texts may have left some clues. According to Professor Tom Meyer, an expert in Bible studies and Middle East languages, the clues are found in the ancient Hebrew calendar and passages found in the Old and New Testaments. Professor Meyer, who lectures at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California, US, told Express.co.uk it all began with Genesis.

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Professor Meyer said: “According to the ancient Hebrew calendar, the year isn’t 2020 AD but rather 5780, meaning 5,780 years have passed since the God of the Bible created the heavens and the Earth.

“The starting date comes from a genealogy within the book of Genesis.

“Genesis 5:1 through 6:8 is a written account of the descendants of Adam including their ages at the time of the birth of their firstborn son.

“Using Genesis 5 and other ancient Jewish sources – like Seder Olam – Jewish scholars deduce the duration of time from creation to Noah’s flood to be 1,656 years; adding to that the duration from the flood until today brings the total to 5,780 years.”

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End of the world: Some interpreations of the Bible suggest the world will end in 2240 (Image: GETTY)

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End of the world: The Hebrew calendar stars with Genesis and the creation (Image: GETTY)

But how does point to the year 2240 as the end of the world?

According to 2 Peter 3:8, “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day”.

Ancient Jewish scholars also speculated the world would end after “six days” or rather 6,000 years.

If the world is going to end 6,000 years after creation, then the Hebrew year of 6,000 matches the Gregorian year of 2240.

Professor Meyer said: “This hypothesis is patterned after the account of God creating the world in six days and then resting on the seventh day

The world as we know it will come to an end and be followed by a Sabbath

Professor Tom Meyer, The Bible Memory Man

“When we reach ‘six days’ or 6,000 years after creation – which translates to the year 2,240 AD in the Gregorian Calendar – the world as we know it will come to an end and be followed by a Sabbath or one day – in this case 1,000 years – of rest.

“This Sabbath is the 1,000-year reign of the Messiah on earth as recorded in the book of Revelation.

“According to this ancient Jewish theory, 220 years from now a Messianic age will appear on Earth.

“According to the Bible, during this seventh day or the 1,000-year reign of the Messiah on Earth numerous wrongs will be put right by God: Satan will be bound, evil governments will be held in check, and there will be a literal restoration of the damage done to the land and sea.”

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End of the world: Devout Chrtistians wait for the return of Jesus Christ (Image: GETTY)

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End of the world: The Bible does not specify when the end times will arrive (Image: GETTY)

After this happens, there will be a final gathering of people in Isreal to receive their “awaited inheritance”.

Professor Meyer believes this event will fulfil the land promise God made to Abraham.

He said: “The righteous universal government of the Messiah headquartered in Jerusalem will fulfil the promise God made to King David.

“And all Gentile kingdoms will be in subjection to the Jewish Messiah for the ‘seventh day’ or 1,000 years.”

Professor Meyer, who is known as The Bible Memory Man after memorising more than 20 books from the Bible, has also made some other interesting observations in the Hebrew Calendar.

He said: “This method of dating leads to some interesting discoveries.

“For example, it would place the birth of Abraham at 1948 years after creation; this is interesting because the descendants of Abraham were given their state of Israel back after being in the diaspora for almost 2000 years in 1948 AD.”

Whatever the case may be, Jesus is cited in the gospels saying: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

Meghan Markle Speaks With Wisconsin Victim Of Alleged Hate Crime

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to carve out their role in the racial justice space, reports surfaced over the weekend that the two have spoken with Althea Bernstein, who was the recent victim of an alleged hate crime

Bernstein, who is biracial, filed a police report in Madison, Wisconsin, last week after she was reportedly attacked by four white men. The 18-year-old said that she was stopped at a red light when the men shouted a racial epithet, poured lighter fluid on her face and neck, and then set her on fire with a lighter, according to the police report. The incident is being treated as a hate crime. 

Meghan Markle in March 2018.



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Meghan Markle in March 2018.

Meghan and Bernstein connected for a 40-minute phone call on Saturday, thanks to Michael Johnson, the CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, who was also on the call. 

“Her and Meghan talked about the importance of self care and allowing herself to heal,” Johnson told local news outlet Channel 3000, adding that Meghan, who was impressed with the way Bernstein responded to the alleged attack, asked for Bernstein’s phone number to stay in touch. He also said that the Duchess of Sussex was interested in coming to speak in Wisconsin at some point.

Johnson said that the duchess “lifted” Bernstein’s spirits and that the two bonded over being biracial. He added Prince Harry joined the call for about 10 minutes at one point. 

In a social media post on Twitter and Facebook, Johnson said the Duke of Sussex “shared that young people[’s] voices matter.”  

Over the weekend, Axios reported that the couple were backing the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, which calls on advertisers to boycott Facebook until the social media giant stops making money off disinformation and works to curb the spreading of hate speech. 

The NAACP praised the couple for getting involved and joining the fight against Facebook. 

“We are grateful for the leadership of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recognizing the importance of solidarity in this moment,” the organization said in a tweet. “Your commitment to truth, justice, and equality are appreciated.” 

People magazine spoke to an anonymous source close to the couple who said that the Sussexes are interested in addressing online hate speech and are “working with civil rights and racial justice groups on it.” 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have refocused their efforts on the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police at the end of May.

Meghan spoke about the importance of the BLM movement and the protests currently gripping the country during a virtual graduation speech for her old school, Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School, in Los Angeles earlier this month. 

“I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing,” Meghan said. “And I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart, and I realized, the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing.

“Because George Floyd’s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered, and Philando Castile’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know,” she said.

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Facebook is shutting down TikTok competitor Lasso

Facebook announced the impending death of its Pinterest competitor Hobbi this week, but it now appears the unloved app won’t die alone. The not-media company has revealed its TikTok competitor Lasso will also shut down on July 10, joining its cousin’s journey to the big app store in the sky.

As spotted by CNN’s Kerry Flynn, Lasso has sent users a push notification telling them the app will shut down in just over a week. Fortunately, simple instructions for downloading your Lasso videos are provided through an in-app notification, assuming you actually uploaded anything in the first place.

Lasso launched November 2018 on the iOS App Store and Google Play, and describes itself as “[making] it easy for anyone to create and share short videos with fun effects.” 

“Once you’ve found a type of video that’s trending, whether it’s #comedy or #fail, you can use the in-app camera to put your own spin on it with special effects, music and editing tools,” reads the App Store description. “You can also add your videos directly to your Facebook story.”

Unfortunately for Lasso, Facebook integration wasn’t enough to attract it a competitively large, loyal user base, and was even a deterrent for some. The app never managed to challenge the popularity of TikTok, which has been one of the top free apps in the U.S since mid-April. Meanwhile, Lasso failed to rank at all.

Facebook has likely been planning to kill Lasso for a while, however the company’s timing seems less than ideal. On Monday, India banned 59 Chinese apps, citing national security concerns as tensions between the two countries rise. Among these was TikTok, which had been one of the top free apps in India at the time.

On the face of it, TikTok’s sudden exile could have been a golden opportunity for Lasso to expand and gain a foothold in the Indian market. Lasso is currently unavailable in India, with Facebook having denied rumours it was preparing an Indian launch earlier this year.

Though Facebook previously announced it is also shutting down iOS app Hobbi, Lasso’s death is a markedly bigger blow. Unlike Hobbi, Lasso was released under the Facebook, Inc. developer name, sitting alongside the Facebook and Messenger apps. Apps released under this name are typically expected to be viable and active for a long time.

In contrast, Hobbi was developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation Team, which is focused on learning and market research rather than necessarily creating successful apps.

“We decided to create this separate developer name to help set the appropriate expectations with people that, unlike Facebook’s family of apps, NPE Team apps will change very rapidly and will be shut down if we learn that they’re not useful to people,” NPE Team wrote last year. “We expect many failures.”

Thus, while Facebook foresaw Hobbi’s potential demise, the failure of Lasso was much less anticipated.

Samsung accidentally reveals Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in bronze color

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is going to be one good-looking phone. 

We know that because Samsung accidentally leaked a photo of the upcoming device on its Russian site (the photo was later removed, but it’s still accessible through Wayback Machine magic). 

The photo, discovered by leaker and XDADevelopers writer Max Weinbach, didn’t come with a description, but it’s unmistakably a new Galaxy Note device. Instead of the narrow camera bump on the Galaxy Note 10, the new phone has a massive, wide camera bump on the back, and a new, Mystic Bronze color. 

OnLeaks, another reliable leaker, compared the photo with an earlier render of the same phone (which he calls Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus), noting the similarities. 

We still don’t know too much about the phone. It will likely have a top Snapdragon/Exynos processor, tons of RAM and storage, a 6.9-inch, 120Hz display, and — possibly — a 108-megapixel main camera on the back. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 lineup hasn’t been officially announced, but it’s widely expected to arrive in early August, via a virtual Samsung event

Black activists explain why we need protests to change America for good

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“Some people…think peace is the absence of noise and not the presence of justice,” said Reverend William Barber II on Wednesday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Protests against racial injustice and police brutality are still ongoing over a month after Minneapolis police killed 46-year-old father George Floyd. Some people have characterised these uprisings as violent and destructive, arguing that they’re more about anarchy than justice. However, as three prominent Black activists told Mike Brown, this perception is far from the truth.

“When they call us ‘terrorists’ it’s way more about their projection and has nothing to do with us and our leadership,” said Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. 

“I cannot tell you how many times we have gone to protests and everything is great. We’re chanting, we’re passionate, we’re rageful we’re crying, we’re loving on each other…[Then] The police show up and they escalate all of the energy. They start rubber bulleting, they start tazing people, they start tear-gassing people, they show up in riot gear.”

Cullors further told Brown protests are a necessary and inevitable reaction to injustice, a “last resort” after years of ineffectual reforms. These uprisings are finally helping change the U.S. for the better. Besides, Barber points out, America itself was founded on an uprising — the Boston Tea Party. 

“America has to be real careful with who she calls violent,” said Barber. “Because when you deny health care, that’s violent. ‘Cause people die. When you deny living wages and 700 people die a day from poverty, that’s violence.”

“Racism is not a Black problem that white people need to empathize with,” said author Kimberly Jones, whose passionate speech about American racism went viral last month. “It’s a white problem they created that they need to fix.”

UFO sightings UK MAPPED: The full list of UFO activity hostspots – Is YOUR area listed?

The RAF has been officially investigating reports up until 2009, concluding after 50 years there is no credible threat to the nation’s safety from these sightings.

The 2009 record details more than 262 sightings from across the UK.

The company Fresh Student Living has now compiled some of the UK’s most frequent UFO hotspot.

The list contains sightings from more than 56 places in England, Scotland, Wales as well as the Channel Islands.

NASA: UFO hunter claims NASA satellite photos show ‘large disk’ UFO leaving the Sun

“The object is huge and as it moves out its form is clearly a huge round object, but as it moves away, the object fades and vanishes as if it soon cloaked the ship to go undetected.

“Interesting video and very difficult to tell for sure for or against it due to the poor video quality that NASA puts out.”

The UFO hunter, who runs his blog from Taiwan, also shared his discovery on YouTube, where he split the audience.

Some viewers were impressed by the NASA anomaly, while others suggested it might have just been a solar flare.

Egypt’s Curse of Pharaohs exposed: How DNA test on ‘screaming mummy’ found shocking truth

The bizarre burial was found in KV11 of the Valley of the Kings, where the second Pharaoh of the 20th Dynasty of ancient Egypt – Ramses III – was laid to rest with his royal family. Thought to have reigned from 1186BC to 1155BC, Ramses III is considered to have been the last great monarch of the New Kingdom to wield any substantial authority over Egypt. His long reign saw the decline of Egyptian political and economic power, linked to a series of invasions and internal economic problems that also plagued pharaohs before him.

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But he was able to save Egypt from collapsing as many other empires fell during the Late Bronze Age, however, he was brutally assassinated in what came to be known as the Harem conspiracy.

Amazon Prime’s ‘Egypt’s Unexplained Files’ revealed how archaeologists investigated the so-called screaming mummy to establish if the individual was linked to the death of Ramses III.

Egyptologist Colleen Darnell said in 2019: “The tomb containing most of the mummies of the rulers of the New Kingdom was discovered in the 1880s.

“The so-called screaming mummy is found and the physical evidence of the mummy indicates that he died a violent death.”

The Curse of the Pharaohs was exposed

The Curse of the Pharaohs was exposed (Image: GETTY)

Ramses III was brutally murdered

Ramses III was brutally murdered (Image: GETTY)

For decades the mummy remained an enigma, but in 2012, scientists performed an autopsy on the horrifying corpse.

Dr Roland Enmarch, from the University of Liverpool, revealed why some had rumoured that the screaming was caused by the Curse of the Pharaohs.

He said: “It is not in a nice sarcophagus with its name written on it, and the mummy has not been mummified, it is simply a naturally dried out corpse.

“Some Egyptologists speculate that this person may have been cursed in his burial in some way.”

Dr Darnell went on to reveal more details about how the mummy was buried.

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The screaming mummy was found in his tomb

The screaming mummy was found in his tomb (Image: GETTY)

She added: “We have every indication that he was intentionally not embalmed properly.

“His internal organs were left in his body, he was buried ritually in pure goatskin.

“It seems that the priests, the embalmers who enacted this bizarre version of a mummification ritual took care to not give him a proper burial.”

But, the autopsy showed chilling details indicating the real reason for the facial expressions.

Dr Albert Zink, who led the investigation, said: “This mummy is unique because it has its mouth wide open and it looks like it is screaming.

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Egyptologist Colleen Darnell

Egyptologist Colleen Darnell (Image: AMAZON)

Dr Albert Zink performed a DNA test

Dr Albert Zink performed a DNA test (Image: AMAZON)

“From the outer side around his neck there were some wrinkles, it looks like there was a rope around his neck and maybe he died of suffocation.”

The narrator of the show detailed how more chilling evidence began to unravel the mystery.

He said: “The evidence suggests the man was strangled or hanged, it could have been a punishment or a gruesome crime.

“Egyptologists turned to ancient records for more information, re-examining an ancient papyrus found in the 19th century, they discovered something incredible – trial records, describing a plot to assassinate Ramses III.

“When experts studied the section naming the accused, they were even more intrigued.

An ancient papyrus revealed the truth

An ancient papyrus revealed the truth (Image: AMAZON)

The cartouche of Ramses III

The cartouche of Ramses III (Image: GETTY)

“On trial was one of the King’s wives, Queen Tye, and also mentioned was her son, Pentaweret.

“The Pharaoh’s son was found guilty and ordered to kill himself.”

Dr Enmarch explained why Pentaweret was still buried with his father.

He added: “The Judicial Papyrus of Turin contains the testimony of the conspirators who took part.

“It tells us their names, it tells us what they did as part of the conspiracy and who they interacted with.

“Lower-ranking conspirators are executed, often in very gruesome ways – some impaled on spikes.”

Amazingly, Dr Zink carried out DNA testing on both the bodies of Ramses III and the “screaming mummy”.

He revealed: “We found that Pentaweret died from suicide, possibly by hanging himself.

“We installed a DNA laboratory in Cairo, close to the museum, to extract the DNA and then multiply it and get the genetic fingerprint of the mummy.

“What we saw when we analysed the DNA of both mummies was that they indeed share 50 percent of the DNA, so it’s highly likely that they are indeed father and son.”