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The mystery of the Kappa in Japan: monsters or aliens?

The Kappa is an ancient and violent legendary hybrid, a species of humanoid amphibians that according to the legends inhabit the waters of Japan.

The Kappa would be other of the mythological hybrids that would have been dispersed throughout Asia. They would be surviving hidden from humanity under the waters of rivers, lagoons, and swamps of Japan, attacking human beings. Some researchers consider that they could be of extraterrestrial origin since they are similar to other ancient amphibious deities.

Kappa translates as “river boy”, they are part of Japan’s folklore since ancient times. They are also considered ethereal, spiritual or semi-spiritual since the Japanese consider him a demon. It is part of a strange demonic species called yokai.

The Kappa: negative deities of the waters

Drawings of Kappas appeared in the book Suikokouryaku
Drawings of Kappas appeared in the book Suikokouryaku. Courtesy: pinktentacle.com

Among its characteristics are: height of 2 meters (approximately), skin covered with green or blue scales and they have been described with a turtle shell. They would also have a “dish” on their head, where they would carry water that would provide them with vital energy, since without the water, on the surface, they would become dehydrated and lose their energy.

They are considered very malicious and violent since they would-be predators that chase children to drown and eat them. Although the Kappa is only seen as a legend, in the rural areas of Japan there are still accounts of encounters with these entities. In fact, to this day there are warning signs in supposed “territories” of Kappas.

Something very strange is that, according to folklore, the Kappa are attracted to an object called shikirodama, a kind of precious stone that would contain the vital energy of human beings and that would be located in the shiri (the anus). That’s why they would attack humans.

Drawing of a Kappa captured in 1801
Drawing of a Kappa captured in 1801 (Public domain).

Something shocking is that in 2014 the discovery of some anomalous mummified humanoid remains was published, with a webbed hand and afoot. It was reported that these remains were given to the Miyakonijo Shimazu family after a Kappa was shot on a riverbank in 1818. The alleged remains are fascinating and mysterious, but, so far, it has not been confirmed whether they are a fraud or not.

Ancient aliens?

The drawings of these entities show them very similar to the alien race of the Reptilians, but they also emulate other stories of amphibious creatures from various cultures of the world. One might think that they would have an extradimensional (interdimensional) character since they would use bodies of water as portals to pass to Earth and devour humans.

Amphibious man in the movie The Shape of Water
Amphibious man in the movie The shape of water. Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Many ancient civilizations speak of deities that “fell” or descended from the sky and then remained to dwell under rivers or lagoons, such as the Nommo beings of Dogon mythology, or the Oannes god of the Sumerians and Babylonians.

The Nommo were amphibious aliens who would have come from the Sirian star system, although they would not be violent like the Kappa, they would only have come to communicate. The Kappa do appear to be very negative with humans, so I compare them with the Reptilians (in addition to their extradimensional mean character). You might think that they would be extraterrestrial hybrids that may have been abandoned in Japan. The myth of the Nommo, for example, specifically speaks of genetic manipulation by them (in humans).

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A Mysterious Force is Keeping Distant Galaxies in Sync

If you’re someone who believes in synchronicity, then this research is for you. In a big way. Make that a BIG way. To illustrate what a big deal this is in the scientific community, the researchers take the rarely-seen stance of using the word “mysterious” in the title of their paper. Hey, that’s OUR word!

“For this mysterious coherence in large scales, we cautiously suggest a scenario in which it results from a possible relationship between the long-term motion of a large-scale structure and the rotations of galaxies in it.”

There’s that word again, this time in the abstract of “Mysterious Coherence in Several-megaparsec Scales between Galaxy Rotation and Neighbor Motion,” published recently in the Astrophysical Journal. The research was led by astronomer Hyeop Lee at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, South Korea’s national research institute in astronomy and space science. However, the key phrase in the abstract is “large-scale structure.”

“The observed coherence must have some relationship with large-scale structures, because it is impossible that the galaxies separated by six megaparsecs [roughly 20 million light years] directly interact with each other.”

Does it look like this?

In an interview with Vice.com, Lee explains the team’s research – a study of 445 galaxies within 400 million light years of Earth – and their “mysterious” observed synchronicity where many of the ones rotating in a direction toward Earth had neighbors that were moving toward Earth, and vice-versa. There’s no known way galaxies 20 million light years apart can exert that kind of gravitational force upon each other, so the team attempted to model a dark energy or dark matter force that could link them. The answer? Large-scale structures. Here’s a definition from the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:

“Up until the latter part of the 20th Century astronomers thought, in the words of the eminent astronomer Edwin Hubble, that the universe was “sensibly uniform.” As a result of redshift surveys of large samples of galaxies we now know that the galaxies around us are distributed in an incredible tapestry of filamentary and sheet-like structures called the cosmic web. Massive clusters of galaxies lie at major “intersections” in this web. Galaxies like our own Milky Way are usually found in groups which often lie on the outskirts of clusters or superclusters. The first really large structure, the Great Wall, was discovered by CfA astronomers in the late 1980’s and is approximately 300 million light-years across.”

A cosmic web of galaxies connected by “an incredible tapestry of filamentary and sheet-like structures.” (Let’s pause here for a moment to ponder: Which came first: the planetarium or psychedelics? Asking for a friend.) Lee told Vice.com that the “mysterious coherence” the team observed was very slowly rotating in a counter-clockwise direction. Vice.com points out that this is the latest of similar studies reaching similar conclusions about large-scale structures. In a 2014 study led by Damien Hutsemékers, an astronomer at the University of Liège in Belgium, and published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile was used to study nearly 100 quasars and the results revealed that the rotation axes of 19 quasars in this group were parallel, despite being several billion (that’s billion with a B) light years apart.

Or this?

“Galaxy spin axes are known to align with large-scale structures such as cosmic filaments but this occurs on smaller scales. However, there is currently no explanation why the axes of quasars are aligned with the axis of the large group in which they are embedded.”

The evidence points to the existence of large-scale structures keeping the galaxies of the universe connected and spinning in synchronicity. The explanation obviously needs more study before it’s accepted, but it’s worth pondering – with or without the aid of psychedelics.

One more thing to ponder … Axes of Quasars would make a great name for a Pink Floyd tribute band.

Source: Mysterious Universe

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Internet puzzled by mysterious howls coming from the woods

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A series of strange and mysterious howls were recently caught on tape by a Canadian hunter, and netizens could not help but speculate about the nature of the sounds – with the craziest theories coming up, including those pointing to such legendary creatures as Sasquatch or Wendigo.

Gino Meekis was hunting grouse several kilometres from Sioux Lookout, Ontario on 3 October alongside his wife and grandson when the family heard the strangest and eeriest sounds, faintly resembling screams. The video, later posted on YouTube, has collected almost a million views, with people left guessing about who or what could have made these sounds.

Meekis, who was later approached for comment by Vice, is an experienced hunter accustomed to different sounds in the Canadian wilderness but even he was confused by the howls.

“When it let out the first scream, I thought it was a moose, but my mind changed when it screamed again and again”, the hunter said. He began recording the shrieks almost straight away, as well as his grandson trying to mimic them. The family retreated to their vehicle shortly after the sounds appeared to move closer, as Meekis’s wife became particularly scared of the noise.

I’ve heard many different animals in the wild but nothing like this. I grew up hunting with my grandfather for the first 12 years of my life“, Meekis said.

Although many YouTube users have suggested the sounds could be attributed to a wolf or an injured animal in distress, others alluded to the existence of otherworldly creatures, such as Sasquatch, a werewolf, or even to a malevolent folklore spirit called Wendigo.

“This is what I imagined a werewolf would sound like…” one user wrote on YouTube.

“It’s sounds like a grieving Sasquatch”, another suggested.

Some netizens, however, were not frightened by the howls captured in the video, joking that it had simply recorded the collective cry of Canadian hockey fans watching their team lose or someone stepping on a lego.

While Canadian biologists from Ontario’s Ministry of Resources and Forestry were skeptical about the otherworldly nature of the sounds, suggesting that it could be attributed to a large mammal instead, they remained uncertain of the source, with the video still posing more questions than answers.

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Dozens of strange lights in the sky above Honolulu

The moon was big and bright Tuesday night as many across the islands looked up to enjoy the night sky.

While doing so, some people saw strange lights.

Viewers started contacting Hawaii News Now asking about what they’d seen.

Residents statewide saw strange lights in the night sky.

Residents statewide saw strange lights in the night sky. (Source: Clau Laz)

Jon Savage, who sent us a photo of the near-perfectly aligned lights, said he saw them around 7:05 p.m. from his Oahu home.

“My wife and I were sitting in our yard stargazing when a line of bright lights came streaming across the night sky over Diamond Head in the direction of Molokai,” he wrote in an email.

He noted about 20 to 25 lights, “that resembled a Roman candle shot across the sky,” he said.

At least one viewer on Maui also reported seeing them.

Right now, we don’t know exactly what they are. The National Weather Service said nothing out of the ordinary appeared on their radar.

We’ve also contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and are awaiting a response.

Others have speculated the lights were 5G drones, or satellites similar to SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites.

Whatever the speculation may be, so far, there’s been no official confirmation.

Source: Hawaii News Now

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