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ADVANCED ACOUSTICS AT STONEHENGE

The 4000-year-old sounds of England’s Stonehenge are being heard anew—virtually speaking. By applying state-of-the-art 3-D printing and architectural modeling techniques, researchers have made new discoveries concerning the site’s acoustics. According to Trevor Cox, professor of acoustic engineering at England’s Salford University, the neolithic temple had unique properties capable of significantly altering and amplifying speech and musical sounds. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440320301394)

Cox and his team make no claims for how Stonehenge may have been first used, but by carefully rebuilding—at a scale of 1:12—a faithful replica of the original structure, including all 157 of its stones, they were able to show exactly how its reverberating spaces and materials would have affected audio waves. At a minimum, the place had excellent acoustics. Previously, some researchers, like Boston University archaeoastronomer Gerald Hawkins, have demonstrated how Stonehenge may have served as a landmark or an observatory exhibiting many remarkable mathematical and astronomical properties, only to have their findings vehemently attacked by orthodoxy. Now, however, it has ceased to be controversial to argue that Stonehenge must have been built with sound in mind.

In 2012 California archaeologist Steven Waller claimed that Stonehenge created an “auditory illusion” (https://www. livescience.com/18525-sound-illusion-stonehenge.html). According to Waller, who extensively investigated the role of sound at various neolithic sites, if two nearby flutes play the same note continuously they will set up an interference pattern. His discovery was that the pattern of stones at Stonehenge corresponded precisely to the regular spacing of loud and quiet sounds which are created by the flutes.

To many, that kind of evidence, would suggest that the neolithic builders may have possessed acoustic secrets which we no longer understand, but to Waller it meant that the ancients had simply discovered an effect which they would have considered “magical.” As to why the primitive architects would then have gone to the trouble of transporting such immense stones from hundreds of miles away to bring about a desired acoustic effect, no satisfactory answer is offered.

Other scholars, such as the late John Michell, have proposed that even the movement of the stones to and about the site, suggests the possible existence of an ancient acoustic science now lost to us—one capable of some kind of levitation. From the sheer size and abundance of the giant stones involved at Stonehenge and at many other megalithic sites, it seems obvious that the physical manipulation of those stones must, somehow, have been much easier for our ancient predecessors than it is for us, their ‘scientifically advanced’ descendants.

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Evidence of ET Intelligence Found, Says a Top Harvard Astronomer

When the taboo is strong, it takes strong magic to break it. So when the question is: Are we alone in the universe?—as the priesthood of the church of science has taught us—permission to argue otherwise must come from a very high authority, lest heads roll, or careers end. But now a new book from the very immanent former chairman of Harvard’s department of astronomy offers a virtual high-priestly blessing for the kind of research once reserved for the ‘lunatic’ fringe. In fact, declares theoretical physicist Avi Loeb—deemed one of the world’s top experts on astrophysics and cosmology—real evidence of alien civilization has now been found. A bizarre object that careened through the solar system in 2017, really cannot be properly explained, he believes, except as a product of extraterrestrial intelligence.

Since first detection, the mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar bolide dubbed ‘Oumuamua’ has raised many startling questions. Astronomers now claim they know its dimensions (800 x 100 x 100 feet), but they cannot say exactly what it was. They can, however, tell us what it probably was not. It was not an asteroid, and it was not a comet. It was, in other words, like nothing we have ever seen before.

Upon its discovery in October, 2017, by the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii, early thinking was that the thing was an asteroid, essentially a dry rock or chip, perhaps from an exploded planet. But, after ruling that out, scientists decided it must be a comet, an icy body, originating in the outer regions of some distant planetary system. But, the strange thing was, Oumuamua was not being pulled by the sun’s gravity. Indeed, it was being slightly accelerated away from the sun by some unseen force. Originally this fact had been considered evidence that some kind of outgassing was creating thrust, which suggested a comet. But then, astronomers ruled out the comet theory as well, as they realized that if it were at least partially ice it would not have survived passing so close to the sun, yet it did.

And there were other odd things about Oumuamua: its rotation, for instance. Most such elongated objects spin about their long axis like a well-thrown football, but Oumuamua tumbled end over end. Confused, the experts complained that the object’s brief sojourn through the solar system did not provide them enough time or data for a proper study, so many questions have remained unanswered. Still, some think, if we can just figure out where it came from, we may yet gain a better understanding. As it passed, though, Oumuamua told no tales—at least that astronomers could decipher.

All of that was enough for professor Loeb to write a new book. Oumuamua must have been artificially made, he reasons, perhaps a piece of technology or debris from a faraway alien civilization. It’s all there in Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth. Loeb also explains why the very idea of ET civilization arouses such annoyance among his peers. He is, after all, an authority on both subjects.

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Hunting for Artifacts in the Asteroid Belt

The late Zecharia Sitchin explained the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter as resulting from the destruction of a planet known as Tiamat after being struck by a rogue planet called Niburu. The story can be found, he said, in the cuneiform texts of Sumeria. Similarly, in a 1988 book, Catastrophism and the Old Testament, author Donald W. Patten theorized that a planet called ‘Astra’ had collided with Mars after breaking into pieces, much as the comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter in 1994.

Many esoteric traditions, such as Theosophy, have long held that the asteroid belt is the aftermath of a collision between a planet known as Maldek and Mars. Many such sources claim Maldek was destroyed by the nukes of a mad civilization.

Usually discussed under the heading ‘Phaeton,’ this hypothetical world was also called the ‘fifth planet.’ The idea being that the solar system originally had just five planets.The notion that the asteroid belt resulted from a planetary collision has also been called the ‘Disruption Theory,’ though it has been summarily rejected by academia. New evidence, however, is forcing science to reconsider many ideas once dismissed as fringe.

In December,  a new study led by University of Oklahoma astrophysicist  Matthew S. Clements published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, took a new approach. Entitled “A record of the final phase of giant planet migration fossilized in the asteroid belt’s orbital structure,” the paper challenged the “Nice Model” , the standard theory for the dynamical evolution of the Solar System. According to Clements and his colleagues a comprehensive new analysis of orbital data indeed suggests that the asteroid belt should be viewed as the fossil record of a destroyed fifth planet (https://arxiv .org/abs/ 1912. 02833).

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Hi-Tech Painting from the ‘Primitive’ Past

The ‘Reds’ that Baffle Science

New discoveries in a British Columbia rock quarry are the latest evidence of advanced technology from before the dawn of history, and continue to mystify current science. Indeed, some think the body of lost knowledge now coming to light may be beyond our current comprehension.

University of Missouri Research Reactor, researcher Brandi MacDonald, and colleagues have published a new study, “Hunter-gatherers harvested and heated microbial biogenic iron oxides to produce rock art pigment,” in Scientific Reports, under the auspices of journal Nature. According to MacDonald red pigments found at a Babine Lake site, thought to be nearly 5000 years old, achieved a durability far beyond anything that can be achieved by the science of the 21st century. (https://www.nature.com/ articles /s41598-019-53564-w)

On another front: More than 2,000 years ago artists developed thin-film coating technologies unmatched by today’s accomplishments in producing DVDs, solar cells, electronic devices and the like. A report in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research provides details. (https://www.acs. org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2013/acs-presspac-july-24-2013/ancient-technology-for-metal-coatings-2000-years-ago-cant-be-mat.html)

It is now clear that ancient artisans had a variety of techniques for applying lustrous, impressively uniform films of gold and silver to intricate objects. Some apparently involved using mercury like a glue. At times the tricks were used to coat real metal, and at others to make cheap metal look rich.

Gabriel Maria Ingo and colleagues say they have made good progress in figuring out how some of the work may have been done, but much of the ancient craftsmanship could not be matched today.

At about the same time Chinese alchemists, it is believed, first created something called Han purple from barium copper silicates. It was used in pottery, large imperial projects such as the terra cotta warriors, and as a trading coin. Recently scientists at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have learned that when the pigment is exposed to very high magnetic fields and low temperatures it generates waves that move only two-dimensionally, something previously unobserved. (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060601211745.htm)

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CIA Document Catalogs ‘Impossible’ Human Powers

According to a CIA document, “Chronology of recent interest in exceptional functions of the human body in the People’s Republic of China”—uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request—humans with abilities some might consider impossible, like psychokinesis (mind directly controlling matter), may exist. In fact, for over 20 years researchers for the agency catalogued some extraordinary capabilities in China where the subject is reported to be taken very seriously.

In the 1980s, the Chinese Communist Party’s National Committee of Science at Beijing Teacher’s College, under the direction of physics Professor Lin Shuhuang, tested the PK abilities of selected students. According to the Chinese parapsychology journal EFHB Research, most results were negative, except for Zhang Baosheng, a man in his late 30s, who was said to be able to move objects in and out of sealed containers using only the power of his mind. Zhang was studied for six months, said reports, and was repeatedly able to place small pieces of paper into sealed test tubes, and then to take them out again, without touching them. He was also able to move other small items like paperclips and insects. A film made by the Chinese Institute of Space-Medico Engineering in 1987 appeared show in three frames of a 400-frame-per-second film, a medicine pill moving through an “irreversibly sealed” glass vial.

Many skeptics on the Internet and elsewhere insist that Baosheng and others claiming such powers are frauds, but theorists like American parapsychologist, and best-selling author, Dean Radin think abilities like ESP and PK may be achieved through application of the principles proven to operate in quantum physics. The same could be said for Chinese experiments in teleportation and levitation, also listed in the CIA document. The chronology is available at the CIA web site, and can be read at https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp96-00792r000400300011-9.

 

Russia & China Join Forces on Atmospheric Weaponry

Chinese and Russian armed forces have been cooperating in space, which might not be good news for the rest of the planet. According to a December 2018 issue of the Chinese journal Earth and Planetary Physics, space agencies in the two countries, in a search for military potential, attempted to use microwaves to “modify” the atmosphere above Europe.

From ‘Sura,’ a military “atmospheric heating facility” built during the Cold War in Vasilsursk (a small Russian town in eastern Europe) by the former Soviet Union, a large quantity of microwaves—subatomic particles—were pumped into the sky from an array of high-power antennas. Then Zhangheng-1, a Chinese electromagnetic surveillance satellite with advanced sensors, launched in January 2018, collected the data from orbit. Results were “satisfactory” reported the Chinese journal.

Experiments over Vasilsursk, carried out in June of 2018, were said in the report to have increased the temperature of thin, ionized gas in the upper atmosphere by more than 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more on the growing threat of militarized space see “Satellite Wars & More” by Steven Sora in AR #132 (November/December. 2018).

China Goes Over to the Dark Side (of the Moon)

The ‘dark side’ of the moon is called that because we can’t see it from here. ‘Invisible,’ though, does not mean ‘insignificant.’ In fact, in early January, China carried out a plan to go there, and, by the time you read this, their new Chang-4 mission should be operating at full speed on the ‘dark side’ of the Moon and carrying out some secret, special experiments. Included, they say is a container of seeds and insect eggs, which are expected to reproduce, thus creating living things that have never been on Earth. All the while, China’s Queqiao lunar orbiter overhead will relay reports between Chang-4 and controllers on Earth.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (under presidents Kennedy and Johnson) claimed that several unspecified Pentagon officials opposed the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union, out of fear the Soviets could continue nuclear weapons testing on the dark side of the Moon, where they would be undetected by America.

In the 1990s, conspiracy theorists conjectured that there might be alien bases on the far side of the moon. Milton William Cooper, radio broadcaster and author of the book Behold a Pale Horse, claimed that Apollo astronauts had sighted UFOs there, but had been warned to keep quiet about it. An alien base (code named “Luna”) was said to have been sighted. NASA denies all of this, of course, but, in 2019, the question remains: what exactly could the Chinese be up to?

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