Life after death: Vortex from the heavens opened up to dying woman – claim

A severe infection of the leg which led to septicaemia caused a woman to briefly die. While the person, known as Alison, was temporarily dead, where her heart had stop beating, she believes she saw a portal to the other side. As she laid in bed, the portal apparently opened up where she says she heard a voice from the heavens.

Writing on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF), Alison said: “I heard a female voice coming from near my left shoulder. There was absolutely zero room for even a child to stand in that space.

“The voice was kindly. I opened my eyes. At what would be waist level if I’d been standing up, there was a tunnel of light.

“It looked a bit like a vortex in the middle of the space by the right side of my bed.

“It was so soft looking, like down on a baby chick. It was the softest thing I have ever seen.

“There was a sense of movement, such that if you went into the tunnel, you’d be moved up.

“There was the most wonderful sense of supernatural peace. It is hard to put into words.

“I was not at all afraid and it all seemed utterly natural. The voice said, ‘You can come if you want to, but you can never come back.’

“This voice was supernaturally kind and peaceful too. I immediately and without thinking said,’No, I must stay. My children need me.’

“I have three children who were ages 19, 17 and 15 at the time. Immediately, but gently, the voice and the vortex disappeared.”

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Life on Mars: Is this ‘Easter Island head’ statue proof of an alien civilisation on Mars?

hunters who scan official NASA photos for evidence of life are convinced the newest photos are the real deal. Photos snapped by ‘s Mars Curiosity rover appear to show oddly shaped rocks that have been interpreted as alien statues. The photos, shared to the UFO conspiracy blog ET Data Base, have been branded evidence of “an intelligent civilisation” living on Mars.

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According to Scott C Waring, a popular and self-titled UFO expert, the Martian “statues” are most likely linked to the Moai of Easter Island in the Pacific.

Mr Waring said: “I found a statue on Mars, and it’s very similar to hundreds of statues found here on Earth.

“The statue is similar to that of Easter Island, a small island surrounded by a mysterious people the arrived, constructed statues and disappeared.

“Well, I think we know where they came from now…this photo of an Easter Island statue on Mars tells us everything we need to know.”

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Life on Mars: Easter Island statue and Mars photo

Life on Mars: Does this rock prove aliens have built a civilisation on Mars? (Image: NASA/GETTY)

Life on Mars: Facts and figures about Mars

Life on Mars: Incredible facts and figures about Mars (Image: EXPRESS)

Mr Waring believes the Polynesian civilisation that built the Moai before destroying Easter Island’s environment may have come from Mars.

He said: The people came from Mars, at least…this tribe of people, they landed on an island, and later decided to travel beyond Earth so they left to find a new planet.

“There is so much evidence of an intelligent civilization living on Mars in this one photo.

“I literally could find over 100 different objects in this photo.

“Even the untrained eye could find at least a dozen.

The statue is similar to that of Easter Island

Scott Waring, ET Data Base

“Well… I guess we solved the Easter Island mystery.”

Mr Waring then shared a quote from President John F Kennedy who in 1963 told the Irish Parliament: “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by sceptics or cynics, whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.

“We need men who can dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”

The UFO hunter also discussed his findings on YouTube where he was met with praise and scepticism.

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Life on Mars: Rock formation on Mars

Life on Mars: Does this look like a statue or is it just a rock? (Image: NASA)

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Life on Mars: The Easter Island statues or Moai were built by a Polynesian civilisation (Image: GETTY)

One viewer said: “Hi Scott very interesting photo. I saw those faces.

“Thank you for your dedication to this. May you continue in your research.”

Another person said: “Looks like it could be the same builder for sure.

“But all the other faces could be imagination overload.”

Most experts, however, will agree the Martian rocks are not statues and Mr Waring has experienced an effect known as pareidolia.

Pareidolia kicks in when a person sees recognisable shapes and patterns where they do not exist.

For example, a person experiences pareidolia when they see a face in a rock formation or an animal in a cloud.

NASA said: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.

“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”

British Man Who Attempted To Steal Magna Carta Learns His Fate

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. judge has sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal one of the original copies of the the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in England.

Mark Royden, from Canterbury, Kent, was convicted Friday of using a hammer to try to smash the security case holding the document at Salisbury Cathedral on October 25, 2018.

Royden failed to break the protective glass, and was tackled moments later by tourists and cathedral staff.

“Magna Carta is a document of huge importance to our country and many other countries that share our democratic traditions,” Judge Richard Parkes said in passing the sentence. “This was a determined attempt on a document of huge historical importance.”

The judge praised the “courageous” acts of visitors and staff members who apprehended Royden including tourists Matthew and Alexis Delcambre of New Iberia, Louisiana.

Matthew Delcambre told The Associated Press at the time of the theft attempt that he and his wife were sightseeing in the southwestern English city when she saw a man coming out of the disabled persons bathroom with a hammer.

After she tried to alert others, Delcambre and other bystanders banded together to try to hold the thief back behind the doors of the cathedral’s Chapter House.

When the thief pushed past them, Delcambre gave chase into an outer courtyard. He grabbed the man’s arm near the courtyard gate and knocked away the hammer. A church employee tackled Royden and held him down.

“It wasn’t me by myself,” Delcambre said. “It was completely a group effort.”

Defense attorney Nicholas Cotter said a car accident in 1991 had “tragically” affected Royden, causing him brain damage and leading him to be the subject of a court protection order.

Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta is one of the four surviving specimens of the 1215 charter that established the principle that the king is subject to the law. It is considered the founding document of English law and civil liberties and influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

Stephen Colbert cheerfully roasts Taco Bell and Mark Zuckerberg’s sunscreen photo

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Look, you might have strong feelings about Taco Bell really and truly changing its menu, or about Mark Zuckerberg’s overzealous use of sunscreen. We all do.

The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert is right there with you, who used his “Meanwhile…” (or rather, “Quaratinewhile…” for now) segment on Tuesday to hand out some quality zingers to two of the week’s weirdly popular news stories (or at least, he did between bouts of severe giggling). First up, Taco Bell.

“They will no longer serve the seven-layer burrito, the nachos supreme, the beefy fritos burrito, triple layer nachos, and seven more, but don’t worry, if you order one of these items every day starting tomorrow, you still have time to be dead before they’re gone.”

Up next, SPF+10000000 Zuckerberg on his surfboard. 

“Oh dear god, what is that?” Colbert exclaimed, zooming in on the cursed image of the Facebook founder. “Is he auditioning for the role of Data? Shouldn’t you be scaring kids from a sewer? Good for him for escaping that invisible box though.”

Guys, don’t worry. It’s OK to make fun of him.

Flying snakes are able to glide across the air like acrobats. Here’s how they do it.

Humans have been studying so-called flying snakes for a very long time, but it’s a recent research paper published in Nature Physics that shows exactly how they are able to pull off these miraculous aerial feats. Their secret? Undulation.

Virginia Tech professor Jake Socha and his research team used high-speed cameras and motion capture techniques (think LOTR’s Gollum) to show how the snakes’ swimming-like motion in mid-air helps them stay stable and land safely. 

Netflix’s ‘Love on the Spectrum’ will give you endless butterflies

Fair warning: Getting to know this couple guarantees you'll ugly cry at least once.
Fair warning: Getting to know this couple guarantees you’ll ugly cry at least once.

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I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of hours of reality dating TV. And yet, through all the Neil Lane diamonds, pod-to-pod confessionals, and 90-day test runs, nothing has made me feel as invested and as good as fast as Love on the Spectrum.

Debuting its first season globally today, Netflix’s latest “will they, won’t they” gem follows a cast of autistic singles and couples as they navigate the unpredictable world of adult dating. The tone is similar to Truly (formerly Barcroft TV) in that it blends staid narration with vibrant subjects, eschewing the pageantry and competitiveness of genre mainstays for a more traditional docuseries approach. There are no gimmicks, no stunts, no promises of drama or attempts to instigate it. Just a handful of people looking for love, like everyone else. 

This is a show about finding “the one” — a task that’s difficult, confusing, and highly personal for anyone who undertakes it.

That most lonely hearts in this show have one or more disabilities is a thematic through-line Love on the Spectrum explores frequently and frankly. Still, this narrative doesn’t appear to be aimed at spouting platitudes or generalizations about neurodiverse individuals and their capacity for intimacy. Nor is it an exploitative spectacle, a misguided instance of inspiration porn, or a chance for studios execs to pat themselves on the back. 

No, Love on the Spectrum is all about uniqueness and individuality, focusing on the possibility of love for each of its characters as they appear and present onscreen. This is a show about finding “the one,” a task that’s difficult, confusing, and highly personal for anyone who undertakes it — and always makes for good TV.

Guided by relationship counselor Jodi Rodgers and the off-camera voice of director Cian O’Clery during interviews, Love on the Spectrum’s LGBTQ-inclusive cast is introduced gradually throughout the season and, for the most part, do not intersect. Though each participant is in their 20s, is autistic, and has at least some interest in a romantic relationship, the emphasis of this series isn’t on the abstract idea of a group looking for avenues towards happily ever after, but on these specific people’s pursuits within their local communities.  

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During the series’ five episodes, we meet people like Michael, a Gilligan’s Island-loving, tell-it-how-it-is toy collector in search of the perfect woman; and Maddi, a tall, video game-obsessed joke machine who could take or leave the love thing altogether. We also spend time with established pairs, like Ruth and Thomas, who are exploring the ins and outs of long term commitment around their four-year anniversary. 

Installment by installment, we learn more about what it means for our stars to be loved how they would like and what kind of love they want to offer in return. Successes and rejections come in equal measure, with dates often ending in promises of friendship and hopeful thoughts of other fish in the sea. Private moments are made especially intimate by certain cast members’ willingness to be ferociously, unapologetically themselves. It’s an infectious blend of authenticity and fairy-tale idealism that captures everything about love we find so intriguing. 

Love on the Spectrum is an affecting show that paints telling portraits of human connection that are so lovely, so moving, and so wholly satisfying, it’s hard to imagine reality dating being done any other way. Sure, I still want the rose ceremonies, pseudo-social experiments, and chaotic in-fighting in other franchises. But Love on the Spectrum is perfect as is.

Love on the Spectrum is now streaming on Netflix

Life after death: Man’s harrowing account of waking up in hell – ‘Sensed evil around me’

The next thing he remembers is waking up in his body, in a hospital emergency room.

Charles said: “Since that time, I have been clinically dead another two times from cardiac arrests and suffered two additional heart attacks.

“Also since that time, I have been attacked and harassed by demons to this very day.”

Although incredible, most medical experts will try to explain Charles’ NDE through non-supernatural means.

According to Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater of Manchester Metropolitan University, there are many leading theories.

Flat Earth meltdown: ‘Earth is not a planet’ and other bizarre Flat Earth theories

Although astronomers have figured out Earth is a spherical body more than 2,000 years ago, Flat Earth truthers maintain a global conspiracy is hiding the truth from the public. The Flat Earth theory rejects the heliocentric model in which our planet races around the Sun at the centre of the solar system. Instead, flat Earthers have taken to platforms like Twitter to share in a bid to try and convince everyone planets, including Earth, are not real.

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Twitter user @Arc_Unreal sparked a fierce debate on Twitter today (July 21) when he shared his bizarre theories.

The conspiracy theorist shared a video tracking the Sun’s movement across the sky from morning to evening.

The video is meant to show the Sun is a local source of light and not a burning ball of gas 93 million miles from us.

The Twitter user said: “The Sun and Moon are small and local.

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Flat Earth theory: Globe Earth and Flat Earth

Flat Earth theory: Truthers believe Earth is a flat disc surrounded by a wall of ice (Image: GETTY)

Flat Earth theory model of the flat Earth

Flat Earth theory: Ancient astronomers knew the planet was round more than 2,000 years ago (Image: GETTY)

“They travel above our flat Earth realm. This real timelapse footage proves this is true.

“First the Sun all day. Second light follows the local Sun.

“The whole horizon should fade evenly if a globe. Then the Moon follows the Sun.”

Flat Earth truthers believe the Moon and the Sun follow a circular trajectory around the planet, acting like giant spotlights.

However, the theory does not explain how the Sun and Moon can travel around the planet, as the Flat Earth theory does not accept gravity is real.

Flat Earth theory: Conspiract tweets on Twitter

Flat Earth theory: Social media is full of conspiracy theories (Image: TWITTER)

I cannot think of how GPS would work on a flat Earth

James Davis, Columbia University

According to James Davis, a geophysicist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, planets like Earth follow circular orbits because they are being pulled in two directions at once.

The Sun is pulling the Earth and other planets towards it.

But the Earth is also moving sideways and together, the two forces keep the planet in orbit.

If the Sun’s gravity was switched off, the planet would shoot off in a straight line.

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The same principles keep satellites in orbit around the planet.

Dr Davis said: “There are a number of satellite missions that society depends on that just wouldn’t work.

“I cannot think of how GPS would work on a flat Earth.”

The Twitter user @Arc_Unreal also challenged the idea of other planets beyond Earth, stating bodies like Venus are Mars stars and not planets.

They said: “The Earth is not a planet, because there are no such things as planets.”

Flat Earth theory: Earth's cruvature from space

Flat Earth theory: You can see the planet’s curvature from space (Image: NASA)

Flat Earth theory: The Moon seen from space

Flat Earth theory: The Moon is a lunar satellite orbiting Earth (Image: NASA)

However, ancient astronomers have known the Earth is round as early as 350 BC when Aristotle wrote about a spherical planet in his treatise On the Heavens.

The astronomer Eratosthenes of Cyrene is also credited as one of the first people to measure the planet’s circumference in 240 BC.

He achieved so by observing the shadow of two sticks at two different locations, cast at noon on the day of the summer solstice.

One stick, pushed into the ground in Alexandria, cast a shadow while another stick in Syene did not.

Eratosthenes determined the Sun’s parallel rays, fell at an angle in Alexandria.

Astrophysicist Carl Sagan explained the simple experiment on his series Cosmos: “Eratosthenes had the presence of mind to experiment, to actually ask whether back here near Alexandria, a stick cast a shadow near noon on June 21. And it turns out, sticks do.

“An overly sceptical person might have said that the report from Syene was an error.

“But it’s an absolutely straightforward observation.

“Why would anyone lie on such a trivial matter?”

UFO sighting: ’50 mile’ structure on the Moon is ‘absolute proof of alien life’ – claim

In most cases, the photos only show odd rock formations and other unusual shadows.

But there is no concrete evidence to support the claim intelligent aliens exist anywhere beyond Earth.

There is, however, an explanation for why so many UFO hunters and conspiracy theorists see spaceships and aliens on the Moon and Mars – pareidolia.

Pareidolia is a peculiar effect that affects everyone and causes the brain to see recognisable patterns where they do not exist.

In its simplest form, pareidolia kicks in when people see smiling faces in car bumpers or animal-like shapes in clouds.