Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Seeing the decease

There are many paranormal shows that depict that it is possible for one to come into connect with the spirits of the dead. Some people have even witnessed the event themselves. I too thought maybe I was able to see the dead because of an incident of me leaving my cousin's house around 2 am, when I saw a small figure of what seemed like a young boy as i was pulling out of the driveway. At first I assumed it was my imagination but as I kept looking back it seemed more real every time that something was there. 
When I think back I realize that it probably was my imagination gone wild. The reason I think that now is that by remember the night it was very faggy and I was extremely tired after watching a whole drama season that involved the paranormal. I probably was just imagining things rather than seeing something that was physically there. Plus the area where I saw it was on someones yard that had plenty of bushes. Even though I think that I didn't see one, there still are many people who believe that it is possible to see the decrease. 

This article is about a lady who can "train" you in the ways of clairvoyance and how the dead communicate with us: 

Sleep Paralysis / Lucid Dreaming

What Is Sleep Paralysis?

Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis may accompany other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an overpowering need to sleep caused by a problem with the brain's ability to regulate sleep.

What Happens With Hypnagogic Sleep Paralysis?

As you fall asleep, your body slowly relaxes. Usually you become less aware, so you do not notice the change. However, if you remain or become aware while falling asleep, you may notice that you cannot move or speak.

When Does Sleep Paralysis Usually Occur?

Sleep paralysis usually occurs at one of two times. If it occurs while you are falling asleep, it's called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis. If it happens as you are waking up, it's called hypnopompic or postdormital sleep paralysis.

The Lost City of Atlantis

Over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. The island was a center for trade and commerce. The rulers of this land held sway over the people and land of their own island and well into Europe and Africa.
This was the island of Atlantis.
Atlantis was the domain of Poseidon, god of the sea. When Poseidon fell in love with a mortal woman, Cleito, he created a dwelling at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her.

Cleito gave birth to five sets of twin boys who became the first rulers of Atlantis. The island was divided among the brothers with the eldest, Atlas, first King of Atlantis, being given control over the central hill and surrounding areas.
At the top of the central hill, a temple was built to honor Poseidon which housed a giant gold statue of Poseidon riding a chariot pulled by winged horses. It was here that the rulers of Atlantis would come to discuss laws, pass judgments, and pay tribute to Poseidon..
To facilitate travel and trade, a water canal was cut through of the rings of land and water running south for 5.5 miles (~9 km) to the sea.

The city of Atlantis sat just outside the outer ring of water and spread across the plain covering a circle of 11 miles (1.7 km). This was a densely populated area where the majority of the population lived.
Beyond the city lay a fertile plain 330 miles (530 km) long and 110 miles (190 km) wide surrounded by another canal used to collect water from the rivers and streams of the mountains. The climate was such that two harvests were possible each year. One in the winter fed by the rains and one in the summer fed by irrigation from the canal.
Surrounding the plain to the north were mountains which soared to the skies. Villages, lakes, rivers, and meadows dotted the mountains.

Besides the harvests, the island provided all kinds of herbs, fruits, and nuts. An abundance of animals, including elephants, roamed the island.
For generations the Atlanteans lived simple, virtuous lives. But slowly they began to change. Greed and power began to corrupt them. When Zeus saw the immorality of the Atlanteans he gathered the other gods to determine a suitable punishment.
Soon, in one violent surge it was gone. The island of Atlantis, its people, and its memory were swallowed by the sea.

Could alien technology be responsible for building the ancient pyramids?

According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early civilizations and forever changing the course of human history. But how did this concept develop, and is there any evidence to support it?Ancient alien theory grew out of the centuries-old idea that life exists on other planets, and that humans and extraterrestrials have crossed paths before. The theme of human-alien interaction was thrust into the spotlight in the 1960s, driven by a wave of UFO sightings and popular films like 2001: A Space Odyssey. The space program played no small part in this as well: If mankind could travel to other planets, why couldn’t extraterrestrials visit Earth?In 1968, the Swiss author Erich von Däniken published Chariots of the Gods?, which became an immediate bestseller. In it, he put forth his hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about technology and influenced ancient religions. He is regarded by many as the father of ancient alien theory, also known as the ancient astronaut theory.Most ancient alien theorists, including von Däniken, point to two types of evidence to support their ideas. The first is ancient religious texts in which humans witness and interact with gods or other heavenly beings who descend from the sky—sometimes in vehicles resembling spaceships—and possess spectacular powers. The second is physical specimens such as artwork depicting alien-like figures and ancient architectural marvels like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt.If aliens visited Earth in the past, could they make an appearance in the future? For ancient alien theorists, the answer is a resounding yes. They believe that, by sharing their views with the world, they can help prepare future generations for the inevitable encounter that awaits them.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Extra Post: Polygraphy

          Everyone always says, "I passed the lie detector so I'm telling the truth." Well, it turns out that a polygrapher is false and is not accurate at all when it comes to telling if somebody is lieing or not. People claim that the device has a 90% validity rate but that is far from the truth. There was an experiment performed by the National Academy of Science and they concluded that the polygraph was "unreliable, unscientific, and biased." There have been many false positives that the device has given out which has been one of its biggest flaws. However, it is still very popular and used in the U.S today. In 2013, about 70,000 job applicants were polygraphed by the government. I guess the real question is why are we still using this test when it proves to be unreliable?

Climate Change

Everybody has heard about global warming the past few years and how it can eventually lead to catastrophic changes if we don't change our ways. However, there are a lot of skeptics out there and it is becoming know as the climate change denial. These groups are believed by many to deliberately be denying climate change. Also, this is now characterized as psuedoscience because the arguments denying it are not based on facts and offer little to no support. Personally, I believe in global warming but not at the rate that everybody else does. That does not mean that we shouldn't do anything about it. I just think that they are over dramatic when it comes to how bad it really is right now.

Lunar effect

There is a belief that different stages of the moon result in change in behavior in animals, and humans. An experimental study that occurred in indicates a possible connection between sleep quality and lunar changes. Lunar changes are believed by many to effect birth rate, blood loss, and fertility. However, there is no evidence that supports any of those claims. The belief is surrounded by the fact that the moon controls the tides and water on earth so it controls humans but that is not true.

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda triangle is known as the Devil's triangle. However, according to the US Navy, the triangle does not even exist, However, it is attributed to various disappearances to paranormal activity or by extraterrestrial beings. The Bermuda triangle is one of the most traveled areas in the world and ships and aircrafts go back and forth from it daily. Evidence shows that disappearances that have occurred in this area are from either powerful storms or human error.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Mysterious Lights at Slabtown Road

     In Salem County off of Route 40 in Woodstown is Slabtown Rd.  The road starts out between two fields, before cutting through a small section of woods.  The road runs over a small stream and if you walk from this bridge towards Route 40 at night it will sound as if you are being followed on both sides by footsteps in the woods.  When the footsteps stop the lights begin.  Small white lights appear in the trees, on the road and on the grass, but not in midair.  You can touch the lights but you can’t get rid of them.  What are they? There are many claims of people seeing these lights in any season and any weather condition.  I decided to go check it out and investigate it. When I got there I pulled over and got out of my car. When I got out I noticed how dark it was from where the bridge is, even with a house well lit after you cross the bridge...weird! I brought my K2 meter with me and it was going off like crazy when I was walking across the bridge. The odd thing is that there were no power lines near by. To test my k2 out I drove home with on and it didn't go off once, even when I went under high tension wires. I also took some photos and had small orbs show up in the pictures!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Bermuda Trianlge

     The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most famous phenomenons in the world. The Bermuda Triangle is a 500,000 square foot area in the Atlantic Ocean just off the south eastern tip of Florida. The Triangle has been part of folklore for centuries, but it didn't really capture the public's attention until the late 1910's. The first major documented incident involving The Triangle was when the USS Cyclops sunk in the triangle and never sent out an SOS signal and after an extensive search, was never found.
     In December of 1945, 5 US Navy bombers took off from Florida to do practice bombing runs in the Atlantic. However, according to radio transmissions, the planes compasses began acting erratically and all of the planes ran out of fuel and were forced to bail out over the sea. And on the very same day, a rescue plane with 13 men also disappeared.
     There are countless other disappearances and crashes in the Bermuda Triangle as well. Should we just determine that it is a coincidence that all of theses incidents happen in this same area? Or is there something really strange and maybe paranormal about the area? According to the US Coast Guard: "In a review of many aircraft and vessel losses in the area over the years, there has been nothing discovered that would indicate that casualties were the result of anything other than physical causes. No extraordinary factors have ever been identified.”

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dark Side of the Moon

In 1959, the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 took the first pictures of the mysterious dark side of the Moon. To widespread surprise, the previously unseen lunar surface contained almost none of the large dark areas, known as lunar maria or “seas,” that dominate the familiar side of the Moon. In fact, maria make up only around 2 percent of the dark side of the Moon. And a mystery was born.
Maria are actually large basaltic plains formed by volcanic activity. A consensus eventually formed that a thicker crust prevented maria from forming on the dark side. That didn’t really solve the central mystery. Why was the dark side of the Moon different from the side that faces us? Why was the crust so thick there? The question remained unanswered for over 50 years, but astrophysicist Jason Wright now claims to have cracked the case.
            There is an existing theory that the Moon was formed from the debris scattered when a Mars-sized object collided with the Earth. The collision would also have created an enormous amount of heat. Since it’s much smaller than the Earth, the Moon would have been faster to cool off, but the heat radiating out from the molten planet would have warmed the side of the Moon facing Earth. The faster cooling process on the Moon’s far side created the thick crust that kept lava from reaching the surface. Astronomers usually dislike the term “dark side of the Moon” since both sides receive the same amount of light from the Sun, but it seems as though the far side genuinely was once darker, thanks to being shielded from the smoldering Earth.

Project MKUltra

     Project MKUltra is referred to as the CIA's mind control program. Organized through the Scientific Intelligence Division of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the project coordinated with the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Army's Chemical Corps. The program began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967 and officially halted in 1973. The program engaged in many illegal activities; in particular it used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, which led to controversy regarding its legitimacy. MKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate people's mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs especially LSD and other chemicals, hypnosissensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture

Déjà Vu

       Déjà Vu is French meaning already seen. This phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. Scientist explain it as an anomaly of memory, which creates a distinct impression that an experience is "being recalled". One theory is the events are stored into memory before the conscious part of the brain even receives the information and processes it. However, this explanation has been criticized that the brain would not be able to store information without a sensory input first. Other studies confirm that déjà vu is a common experience in healthy individuals, with between 31% and 96% of individuals reporting it. Déjà vu experiences that are unusually prolonged or frequent, or in association with other symptoms such as hallucinations, may be an indicator of neurological or psychiatric illness. 

God Bless You

A very interesting superstition I found out. Moreover kind of more of a normal day to day thing we all do. Saying "God Bless You" after someone sneezes. 

This is something that has become a somewhat common practice in day to day life. Any idea why?
Well, with a grim origin, the habit of saying “God bless you” comes from the time when the black plague devastated Europe because sneezing was one of the first symptoms. The saying was simply a way to wish the sick person the best of luck with his condition.


extra post

The gambler's fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy or the fallacy of the maturity of chances, is the mistaken belief that if something happens more frequently than normal during some period, then it will happen less frequently in the future, or that if something happens less frequently than normal during some period, then it will happen more frequently in the future (presumably as a means of balancing nature). In situations where what is being observed is truly random (i.e. independent trials of a random process), this belief, though appealing to the human mind, is false. This fallacy can arise in many practical situations although it is most strongly associated with gambling where such mistakes are common among players.
We've all been there. If you have been to a casino or played a backyard poker games with your friends we have all fallen victim to gambler's fallacy. Now, I'm not saying that we have lost a bunch of money due to it, but everyone thinks this at least once when trying to gamble. I've had many times where I've been playing poker and thought that my hands have been horrible all night and my luck was destined to turn for the better. Sadly, it has not always turned out to be that way. Believing in this theory, I've lost money more times than I've won. If your losing money, GET OUT! Remember, the house ALWAYS wins.

common myths of children behavior

In our book, there are several different myths that people experience about children behavior. Things such as giving a child candy will make them hyper, a child writing a letter backwards automatically means that they have dyslexia, or even "oh, I'm going to have my child repeat a grade and they'l definitely do better in school." All of these things, in my opinion, are ridiculous.

My wife is a person who is always looking to give somebody a type of disorder. Whether it be ADD, ADHD, OCD, whatever it may be. I sometimes find myself laughing at her because she will talk about our kids and say, "we have to watch out because she may have ADD or OCD" and whenever I ask for her reasoning she gives some off the wall answer or something completely normal for a kid to be doing.

I guess what I am trying to say is do not be so quick to jump to conclusions about your kids. A kid is going to act like a kid and their is nothing we can do about it. More than likely, the parent was the same way if not worse growing up.

Polygraph Testing

A polygraph, or "lie-detector," is a machine that measures various physical attributes (blood pressure, perspiration, heart rate, etc...) and attempts to correlate them with telling lies. In past times they were often used by police and government agents to interrogate suspected criminals, but as they have been proven to be extremely unreliable indicators of lying, their use has lessened in recent years (usually because of court rules prohibiting their use).  

In fact, there is no state that is legally allowed to force you into taking a lie detector test, although the police can usually force people into believing not taking the test is an admission of guilt. 

Federal courts have their own rules on when to allow the admission of polygraph evidence (it is usually at the judge's discretion). For a complete list of the state and federal rules regarding polygraphs, you can check here for your state.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

EXTRA POST#5: Handwriting Analysis( and we'll apparently see mine)

Well, ever since I saw that one seen Catwoman where the police guys analyzed Haley Berry-Catwoman's handwriting, I've wondered if it was an actually was a real thing in real life. What I've found is that it's a little more complicated than that. Graphology  is basically the study of person's characteristics through their handwriting alone. This is very shaky, because it bases evidence about a person purely based on how big or small or slanted or straight their handwriting is. Thus, it seems a little silly. However, there are people who study handwriting on the police force, but they distance themselves from graphologist in general, calling it "unreliable". So that crushed my Catwoman dreams.

Here's my graphology results though!: 
"You like to keep life in perspective and have a fairly straightforward way of viewing yourself and others. To you, Life is neither a stage nor a tragedy play! Do you find yourself depressed about something in your life about now? You can take it or leave it when party invitation time comes around. That is, some you will take, and others you will kindly decline. Nice. You like to be quite consistent about who you are and what you put out to other people for a personality representing you. 
     So you don't mind being an original thinker, eh? Well, good for you. The world needs more original people who can get on out there and break a few molds so that we can use the pieces to build new ones. After all, we don't grow as a society either by overwhelming strict compliance to norms, or by total defiance of them either. But you mild original thinkers are a good place to start new ideas brewing. Great. Do you like singing to yourself? Skippy and friends have nothing on you there, eh? You don't mind infecting other people with your optimism and your hopefulness about this world's state of affairs. Should in general make Jean a welcome guest, though certain cynics might sound a call of "Oh, no it's Jean again!" as they see you coming. Seems some people can't stand to be surrounded by such buoyant optimism, and so seem a little less enthusiastic to be around a positive person like yourself. (Maybe they feel threatened by your willingness to be positive?) Well, we all have our days of flux, but it seems that your life might be more like a mad rollercoaster than a quiet peaceful stream in the woods, to put it mildly! You probably have quite a bit of difficulty letting go of things and could be prone to digestive disorders due to your unwillingness to seek peace and quiet. Have you ever thought about why your emotional roller coaster is as it is?"

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Filter Bubbles - What we Want Vs. What We Need

Filter Bubbles

What is it?

A filter bubble is a result of a personalized search in which a website's algorithms guesses  applicable information to a user based on his/her past information ( location, click behaviors, search history,online purchases). 

A result from this is that users become isolated from the actual information they need and instead gets information based on their "culturalized" viewpoints .

As you see in the picture on the left hand side, a person currently interested in the political conflicts of Egypt gets different results compared to his friend who has not a clue about it.
Another Problem 

As our own filter bubbles becomes our own personal, unique resource of information online, we can't really see what information is getting processed in and what information is being left out. Furthermore due to the constant use of technology in recent years, it's harder to stop this problem due to the construction of major marketing schemes on the web. 

Netflix Figures Something Out

Netflix researchers were pondering why their queuing system had some movies zipping right up and out of their ques. They realized that some movies such as "Iron Man" zip right out while on the other hand " Waiting for Superman" can take a really long time before it pops up on que. 

According to researchers, they've concluded that that their is an "epic struggle" going on between our future aspirational selves and our more impulsive present selves. For example, a lot of us would want to be that person who have watched Rashomon, but as of right now we are more impulsed to watch the whole Home Alone Series because it's comedic. 

Is Inception Possible?

Post for Psychology experiment
   Many of us have seen the movie Inception which was about a team that actually tries to implant ideas and new concepts into dreams. This movie had sparked my interest and the idea of is it possible to share dreams and really be so in control of your dreams that you can create new architecture and be in control of the characters? After doing some reading it appears that some things from the movie might not be completely far fetched.  Although some concepts like limbo or the idea that one has to die in their dream to wake up are not true at all some things could be possible.  The first step is to understand what is lucid dreaming.  Lucid dreaming is the idea of almost being in control of dream and realizing that it is a dream.  There are actually ways of training yourself to become a lucid dreamer.  The same way that the characters have a sort of totem for a reality check is the same way that a lucid dreamer would do something similar to check whether they are dreaming or not.  For example if you were to look at your hand and count your fingers and you see five for each hand then it is reality, but if you were to do the same thing and you count six fingers or even four then you are in a dream and that is when you can do anything in your dream.  Once one realizes that they are dreaming then the possibilities are endless in what you can do.  Then the other question ask can one communicate with others through lucid dreaming?  This question is a little more unknown, but an advanced lucid dreamer named Robert Waggoner claims that it is possible in his book called Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self.  Therefore, maybe we should take a look at this fictional movie and maybe explore the possibility of creating new worlds in our dreams and exploring our inner unconscious.


Post #4
     Nessie also known as the Loch Ness Monster has been known to supposedly been lurking and haunting the waters of Lake Loch Ness in Britain.  This lake is the largest body of freshwater in Britain and it also just happens to be home to one of the biggest sea monsters ever.  Nessie could be many things but many believe that Nessie is an old water dinosaur that never died and supposedly lurks and lives in this giant body of water.  Many scientist have searched the lake and have not come up with any substantial evidence weather or not this monster lurks these waters.  Many have claimed to have seen it but there are many logical explanations.  Most of these sightings were seen from far away.  The most you see is a shadow.  This could be maybe a loose piece of driftwood.  Also maybe another animal that maybe was taken at a certain angle.  Even to go so far that maybe it could be an elephant truck (which is highly unlikely, but still a little more likely to be possible).  The question also begs what if it is possible that this could be real? The seas and waters are one of the most unexplored parts of our world.  Some say that we know more about the moon than our oceans.  Also, recently they found an ancient shark that existed way back in time off the coast of Japan.  So why can't Nessie exist?  Is it because of a fear of the unknown? Is to protect the people from fear of a sea monster? The world may never really know the truth of Nessie which makes it a mystery.
Photo: Swimming elephant may have been Loch Ness monster

Big Foot Real?

Post #3
       Many people believe that big foot is real.  Many have claimed to have seen something that relates to a bigfoot.  Bigfoot is also known as a Sasquatch.  These Sasquatches  supposedly vary in sizes as tall as around 8 feet.  They say that they travel in the woods and use highway towers as a highway or guide to get them around.  A lot of us want to believe that these creatures are real but the question begs whether or not it is possible.  The show Finding Bigfoot that came out recently travels around the country and tries to find a sasquatch, but in the show they always seem to come close but they can never show you actual footage of these beast. the closes that they can show you is a heat sensing camera that can only show a big red blob and according to these scientist these are bigfoot sightings.  Now we have to also say that it is not impossible that these creatures could exist.  We have no biological proof as to why they couldn't exist or maybe could've existed. So we always have to look at the possibility that they could very well be alive and maybe just hiding.  Another thing to think about is that myth can very well come from some fact so maybe sasquatch was really just a way to describe a really big gorilla or some kind of ape like creature.

Crop Circles

What are crop circles?
Crop circles are patterns that were created in giant fields. The crop circles are created when areas in the field are tamped down. The crops are not damaged rather flattened down, the crops continuous to grow as normal. The edges of the crop circles are very clean and precise. The pattern of crop circles vary, sometimes the design of crop circles are just simple circles other times its usually very decorative with many interconnecting, geometric shapes. The crop circles have been seen as early as 1500s. In the 17th century English woodcut showed a devilish creature known as "mowing devil" creating such crop circles.
Around 1880s a scientist named John Rand Capron had described the field of wheat being "knocked about" in small patches in a circular spots. He stated that "... I could not trace locally any circumstances accounting for the peculiar forms of the patches in the field ... They were suggestive to me of some cyclonic wind action ..."
Around 1960s and '70s both in England and United States crop circle was beginning to appear. Around 1990s crop circles grabbed the attention of many people, making it a tourist attraction. Around 1990s around 500 crop circles had been created in just Europe. The visitation became so popular that farmers started profiting from thus phenomenon by charging people to see the crop circles.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Alien Abduction

Case 1: 1961 Betty and Barney Hill Abduction

During 1961, a husband and wife were abducted by an alien. According to Betty and Barney Hill, while they were on a short vacation Hills saw a bright object approaching in the evening, they were stopped by the aliens and were experimented on. When they were hypnotized, it was discovered that they were abducted by aliens who had conducted medical experiments on the couple.
According to the couple, the aliens had hypnotized them to keep their abduction a secret. The regression hypnosis helped the Hills illustrate the aliens to be "bald-headed, about five foot tall, with greyish skin, pear shaped heads and slanting cat-like eyes." This description has been used since the Hills have provided with such precise description of the aliens.

Case 2: 1967 The Betty Andreasson Abduction
About 7 years later, another alien abduction story has grabbed the nation's attention. The Betty Andreasson abduction was taken place in the Betty's house. Betty was the mother of seven kids, who were all spending time with their grandparents in the living room, when the abduction occurred. Around 6:30 Betty was in her kitchen, when suddenly a red light beamed into the house. Betty's father had ran to the kitchen to inspect the red beam, when he saw the aliens heading towards him. Their description was the same as the Hills description of the aliens. Betty was missing for four hours, where the aliens had conducted a physical examination, victim was also tested with strange equipment, Betty was given a test which was very painful but resulted in a religious awakening.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nostradamus Effects Seen in Jonny Bravo and the Titanic?

“Vagueness is ESSENTIAL to fortune telling and cold reading”.

Johnny Bravo

            When we learned about Nostradamus and his vague predictions last class, these were the first two things that popped in my mind. The prediction of the destruction of the world trade center during 9/11 and the also the prediction of Titanic sinking. Contrary to Nostradamus cold readings, these two things weren't vague at all. In fact they were eerily similar.

This scene comes from the episode “Chain Gang Johnny”. As you can see on the right hands side depicts a picture of a smoking building engulfed in flames with the words“ coming soon” on top. Having known this episode aired in the year 200, 4 months prior to the happenings of 9/11, I was quite stupefied. 

Titanic and the Futility

The novel “Futility” written in 1898 by the author Morgan Robertson, also shows eerie similarities with the sinking of the Titanic.

Here are some similarities:

Name: In Futility, the boat is described as the largest ship of its day and was called the Titan.

Size: The ships were practically the same size, with the Titanic measuring only 25 meters longer.

Date: Both ships, described as “unsinkable,” hit an iceberg and went under in mid-April.

Speed: Both were capable of speeds over 20 knots.

Safety: Despite having thousands of passengers on board, both ships carried the bare legal minimum number of lifeboats

According a researcher, the author of the book was “an experienced seaman, and he saw ships as getting very large and the possible danger that one of these behemoths would hit an iceber


Lucid Dreaming

            Lucid dreaming in its essence is being aware and in control when you’re dreaming. Sleep paralysis is the experience that no one ever wants to associate themselves with. Lucid dreaming on the other hand, is a pleasant one. There are two ways in which you can lucid dream.  The first one being an initiated lucid dream and the second one being the wake initiated technique. For the majority of us that don’t intend to practice lucid dreaming, the probability of entering the lucid dream state is random.

Dream Initiated Lucid Dreaming
Are analogy for this would be a ghost being able to interact instead of observe. When experiencing a dream you can’t really do anything, but just observe. A dream initiated lucid dream is being in a dream and finally realizing that your presence can alter events.

Wake Initiated Technique
A wake initiated lucid dream is entering the dream world in a state of consciousness. There are no apparent lapses of consciousness and you have a sense of yourself having an out of body experience. It tends to happen when you’re physically tired, but you have something very pressing on your mind.
What happens then?
            A lucid dream is an out of body experience when you’re in control of all 5 senses and an experience in which you decides what happens next. In a sense it’s more realistic than an actual dream even though you could do something like flying. Some dreams are also quite blurred, but lucid dreams are experienced with full clarity. Lastly, you can just do about everything imaginable in this dream.
It helps your overcome personal issues and fears. So… That monster under your bed, won’t be a monster anymore as you imagine wielding the most destructive weapon on Earth incinerating it to oblivion!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Graphology test : Extra Post

Online Graphology Test 

I was asked to write a paragraph on Alice's adventures in wonderland by
Lewis Carroll
'Well!' thought Alice to herself, 'after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they'll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn't say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!' (Which was very likely true.)
Then i was asked a couple of questions according to my handwriting.  Such as:

1. What is the size of your handwriting?
  • Large, greater than 7mm
  • Middle size 4-6mm
  • Small 2-3mm
  • Extremely small, less than 2mm
According to the answers My personality: Characteristics include being accurate, logical, and composed. You have an artistic nature and are able to understand and interpret your emotions and those of other people. You also to tend to hold your emotions back, or keep them inside. You are friendly, and warm, and like to engage in conversation.Letters slanting so much that they touch the line point to possible psychological issues.

Im not so artistic but I am very friendly and warm and yes i like engaging in conversation but thats usually with people I'm comfortable with or friends with not just anyone. This was very vague and i don't have any physical issues i doth know but i really don't believe in this stuff. I also asked my brother to take the same test and his reading was completely opposite to his personality. It said he was insecure problematic and a revel but he is completely secure friendly and never in trouble or problematic. 

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Nostradamus : Most of the quatrains deal with disasters, such as plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts, and battles—all undated and based on foreshadowings by the Mirabilis Liber. Some quatrains cover these disasters in overall terms; others concern a single person or small group of people. Some cover a single town, others several towns in several countries. A major, underlying theme is an impending invasion of Europe by Muslim forces from farther east and south headed by the expected Antichrist, directly reflecting the then-current Ottoman invasions and the earlier Saracen equivalents, as well as the prior expectations of theMirabilis Liber. All of this is presented in the context of the supposedly imminent end of the world—even though this is not in fact mentioned—a conviction that sparked numerous collections of end time prophecies at the time, not least an unpublished collection by Christopher Columbus. I watched a documentary a couple of years ago and actually believed many of this but than to The pseudoscience and paranormal I've learned to not be so naive to believe such vague predictions such as this now that I watched the same documentary once again i am more skeptic about it.

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Dreams Come true!
This statement is true in my family, Im not saying we are witches or psychics all Im doing is speaking the truth. My grandmother my mom and I dream things with meaning and that actually happen and I'm not talking about "oh i dreamed with a dog so that means best friend and this means that my best friend and I will be good friends forever." Im talking dreaming something that will happen exactly the next day. For example my mother had dreamed that the door bell ringed and it was one of her friends coming to the house to tell her she was getting married,then she left and came back again. She woke up and told the story to my father and my grandmother During breakfast the door bell ringed and It was the same friend she had the dream with saying she was bringing the invitation for her weeding but that she hadn't brought the venue confirmation because she though they were still in their vacation so she left and came back to bring them the venue confirmation so they can also assist to the venue. Thats one out of many stories one of my most painful dreams that came true was me dreaming that my great grandfather had past away during those days he had been sick but unexpectedly got better. In my dream i seen him in a suit all dressed up but laying still and i reached to touch him and he was cold i woke up crying and told my mother about my dream, hours later we got a call saying he had passed away. So on we have many dreams that happened and have come true mostly just about our family or close friends things that will happen to us or people close to us. I don't know how or why this happens to the three of us but whatever it is Ive lived through it and no one can tell me other wise. This is my personal experience with dreams coming true.

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La Casa Matusita
La Casa Matusita is an innocuous-looking yellow building in Lima’s center, at the intersection of Garcilaso de la Vega and España. However, many, many Peruvians claim it is haunted. The legend goes that the house was the scene of a horrible crime; one story claims that a Japanese-Peruvian slaughtered his family and then committed suicide, while another holds that a formal dinner party turned into a massacre after the guests were given hallucinogens. Ever since, reports are that the second floor has been haunted, with no one able to enter and maintain his or her sanity. In the 1960s, a television reporter was alleged to have gone crazy after entering the building in an effort to prove believers wrong. The second floor remains allegedly remains vacant. Skeptics have another explanation, however. They say that the ghost stories were invented by the US Embassy, which was located next door during the height of the Cold War. The diplomats feared that someone hiding in the house could spy on the embassy, and fabricated the stories to keep people out.