Author: Leo Ashcraft

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Bigfoot Hunters Discover ‘Lost Creature’

Bigfoot Hunters Discover ‘Lost Creature’ (California) Enthusiasts on the prowl for the elusive Bigfoot caught a rare glimpse at another creature, thought by conservationists to have been ‘lost forever’ to extinction. The Bluff Creek Project, a group of Bigfoot hunters, laid out camera traps around Bluff Creek, site of the famous Patterson-Gimlin film, in an attempt to capture a clearer image of a Sasquatch once and for all. Instead, what they found was another seemingly-elusive creature: the Humboldt Marten. Still, this find comes as no surprise to the curious naturalists. “Truth be told we have been catching glimpses of them for years. Our...

A mystery leg was found in the Grand River in Michigan this past weekend. Nobody knows yet to whom the leg belongs. 0

Mystery Leg Found in Grand River

Mystery Leg Found in Grand River (Michigan) The lower half of a human leg with the foot still inside a tennis shoe was discovered in the Grand River near Lansing, Michigan this past weekend. Brenke Fish Ladder, where the leg was discovered by a local fisherman,  was combed through for a total of 6 hours by police and the Capital Area Dive Team, yet no other clues presented themselves and no other body parts were located. Police worked in a makeshift crime lab set up on the bank of the river, according to the Detroit Free Press.  Through yellow police...

A mysterious object is observed over a Best Buy in Concorde. (Youtube) 0

UFO? Mysterious Triangular Lights Observed Over New Hampshire

UFO? Mysterious Lights Observed over Best Buy in Concord, New Hampshire (New Hampshire) Youtube User “Michael Thomas” brings us a video containing what appears to be mysterious lights in a triangular formation in the parking lot of a Best Buy and a Target in Concord, New Hampshire. Watch: Eyewitness Report “This video was taken at 7:07pm, on September 25th, 2015,” reads the Youtube video’s description. Here is a partial transcript of the discussion that took place in the video that evening: “Okay I don’t get this. I’m going to move my camera…away from the lightpost—and yet, it’s still there!” “What is...

Skull and hands buried together in Brazil is oldest known example of decapitation burial ritual in Americas. (Danilo Bernardo/CNN) 0

9,000-year-old Skull is Oldest Known American Ritual Decapitation

9,000-Year-Old Skull  is Oldest Known American Decapitation Academics generally accept that decapitation was practiced by Amerindians. A new discovery has revealed that the practice may have been both older and more widespread, and may even have been performed for different reasons, than previously known. A team led by André Strauss of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany has used accelerator mass spectrometry to date a male skull, cervical vertebrae, and hands found buried together in Lapa do Santo, Brazil.  The remains were dated at 9,000 years before the present. Previously, the oldest known examples were only 3,000 years...

Narrow, dark streaks (RSL) on slopes of Hale Crater of Mars indicate subsurface water (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) 0

Water on Mars–Where Do We Go From Here?

Water on Mars–Where Do We Go From Here? Today’s exciting NASA press briefing confirmed what we suspected: Mars has water flows, at least intermittently. Where water flows, there is a good possibility of life, but what exactly do these conditions signify? “Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water,’ in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water — albeit briny —...

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‘Super Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse visible Sunday Night, September 27th

‘Super Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse will be visible Sunday Night, September 27th ‘Super Blood Moon’. The name alone sounds ominous. It could easily be the title of a cheesy sci-fi B movie or a song by an 80’s post-punk band. In actuality, a Super Blood Moon eclipse is a rare astronomical phenomenon that will produce a moon that can appear bigger than usual and have a reddish color, hence the “Blood Moon” nickname. A super moon occurs when the moon is in its orbit that is closest to Earth, making it appear only about 7% larger. As our Editor pointed out earlier this month, in truth, that...

Seasonal flows on slopes of Palikir Crater on Mars indicate salty running water (HiRISE imagery from NASA) 2

BREAKING: Present-Day Running Water on Mars Confirmed!

Present-Day Running Water on Mars Confirmed As the European Planetary Science Congress 2015 (EPSC) prepares to start in Nantes, France, today, it quietly carries news that NASA may shout tomorrow at the Mars press briefing: present-day water flow has been confirmed on Mars! An abstract from the conference proceedings by Lujendra Ojha et al confirms spectral evidence for hydrated salts–briny, salty water–in four different locations on Mars. This work has been ongoing, and has been documented throughout its study by NASA. The dark, seasonal streaks, frequently growing on the warmer slopes of Martian craters, were long thought to possibly indicate water...

NASA will make an announcement on a "major science finding" about Mars, seen here in a true-color image. (NASA) 4

NASA Announcement on Mars Mystery

 NASA Announcement on Mars Mystery Upcoming Press Briefing NASA has scheduled a press briefing for Monday, 28 September 2015, to detail a “major science finding” about Mars. Is it confirmation of water on the planet? Microbial life? Or something more unexpected, perhaps concerning the spectacularly odd rock formations Mars claims? There has been much speculation on the nature of the finding, with everyone scrambling for clues from discussions of recent findings. Inverse agrees that the composition of the press briefing contingent may give a clue: it includes Dr. Alfred McEwen, the principal investigator of HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment), and...

Screenshot from a video analyzing the alleged 'Marshenge' photograph, alongside an overhead view of Stonehenge located in Wiltshire (NASA HiRISE/Youtube) 0

Technical Overview: ‘Stonehenge’ Discovered on Mars?

‘Stonehenge’ Discovered on Mars? This year has seen an abundant amount of mysterious discoveries both here on Earth and in outer Space; from a Superhenge in Britain to countless geological formations of interest discovered across our tiny solar system. Recently, the internet has turned its attention to a peculiar grouping of rocks on the red planet which appear uncannily similar to the visible portions of the ever-famous Stonehenge back here on Earth. Mars anomaly hunters spotted what was subsequently dubbed as “Marshenge” in a photograph, estimated to have been taken by the HiRISE instrument on-board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the same grouping of photos listed on University...

A tarantula escaped its container Wednesday, grounding Delta flight 1525 from Baltimore to Atlanta. (Archive) 2

Tarantula Grounds Passenger Jet in Baltimore

Tarantula Grounds Passenger Jet Near Baltimore (Maryland) Reports of a tarantula which escaped its cage in a passenger jet, have grounded a flight from Baltimore to Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. Delta flight 1525 was scheduled to depart from Baltimore-Washington International at 7:00 PM local time (-5 GMT) and arrive in Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International around 9:00 PM. According to reports, when baggage handlers discovered the arachnid loose in the cargo hold, threat of additional loose tarantulas ultimately halted departure. “They were able to capture it, and they contacted the handler,” according to Delta spokesman Brian Kruse. “The captain told the waiting passengers the eight-legged...

Lines continued to flow in Mecca for the annual Hajj, despite the recent stampede which claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims. (BBC World News) 0

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Over 700 people have been declared dead following a stampede during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, yesterday, around 7:00 PM GMT. Over two million pilgrims were lined up to perform the final rite of throwing stones at a pillar representing the Devil during the celebration, when the incident occurred. The lines stretched across a valley, where witnesses observed the two lines converging on one another approximately 3 miles away from Mecca. Temperatures we said to have been as high as 114 degrees Fahrenheit during the event. This...

One of the newest images captured by LORRI aboard the New Horizons Spacecraft (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI) 1

Newest View of Pluto’s Enigmatic Terrains Puzzle NASA

New Horizons: Pluto in ‘Even-Higher Resolution’ This Week NASA just released numerous fresh images of Pluto like we’ve never seen before—and yet again—we at Dark Matter News are near-speechless! This evening we see strange-looking “snakeskin” mountains, pockmarked dunes made not-of sand, but ICE; we see a new spectral image set of peculiar methane collection points, as well as new dynamic photos revealing Pluto’s array of planetary surface tones. Join us as we investigate these images, one-by-one! 1.) “Snakeskin” Mountains of ‘Tartarus Dorsa’ Nobody’s quite sure what to call this area yet. Unofficially dubbed, “Tartarus Dorsa,” NASA reveals that Pluto’s odd surface terrain has an...