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The Supernatural Little People Explained?

 

For thousands of years, there have been legends of mysterious wee people that are much smaller than midgets and dwarfs. Unlike the typical deformities of dwarfs these tiny individuals have completely corresponding mass ratios and proper proportions to their bodies. No big heads, no large extremities; nor are their arms or legs too small. They reportedly resemble perfectly normal humans that are extremely small and of very low weight.

These “height challenged humaniods” varry in size from a few feet tall to as small as an inch or so. In many cases the tiniest have wings that quickly beat around their bodies, like hummingbirds enabling them the gift of flight. They can hover around the average sized human each carefully observing one another. Whether in the daytime or in the dark, they come around to visit us, and often  are attracted to a light source as a campfire.

Now, we shall study the possible scientific explanations. Since antiquity, people have taken powerful mind altering drugs that produce hallucinations both willing and unwillingly. Under the influence of such mendicaments, a distortion of the physical world can occur. The presence of  an insect or insects buzzing around or hovering silently near the person’s head may confuse brain receptors to blend images. A man under the influence may observe part of the insect say the wings flapping, but the body of the insect might emerge as human because there is another person standing nearby. Thus a possibility exists that butterflies, dragonflies, moths, mosquitoes, and other bugs can morph into tiny, winged, flying human creatures within the poisoned minds of men.

But, there are allegedly some of us who see super little, winged people without having used drugs. Individuals who are losing their eyesight; going blind can experience visual hallucinations in the form of Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). This syndrome is named after Charles Bonnet, a Swiss doctor from the 1700’s whose grandfather, due to declining eyesight, experienced hallucinations of people, patterns, and vehicles. Bonnet proposed those hallucinations were produced by physical causes, not of a deranged mind. With CBS; extreme retinal malfunctions in the eyes and visual sense misinterpertations in the brain account for seeing the nonexistent. False images can include seeing landscapes, the inside of a tunnel, disembodied faces, musical notes, geometric shapes and especially people. On occasion patients claim to see very small faires dressed in antique or ancient clothing; who can be still or moving around but are always silent. Of special interest  – seeing humans, about the size of a finger, that are directing a super small horse-drawn carriage or driving super miniature vehicles have been documented. The hallucinations often wear brightly colored attire, and at times being part of a mass procession of a marching crowd, which moves across and out of view.

It is said CBS victims may experience these miniature people at close range that look mischievously or curiously back at the observer.  CBS is also known as Lilliputian Syndrome or as Lilliputian Visions. The term “Lilliputian” comes from the novel called “Gulliver’s Travels” written by the famous Irish writer, Reverend, and once a dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) published in 1726 the tale of Lemuel Gulliver who, on a trip to two mythical islands, Lilliput and Blecuscu meets very tiny human beings.

Another scientific explanation for Lilliputian hallucinations comes from alcoholics with excessive consumption over a long period of time or suffer a big cutback in their drinking. When  heavy drinkers completely stop withdraw symptoms occur, which oddly enough increases the chance of hallucinations. Delirium tremens (often called the DTs) is a condition where the mental and neurological well-being of a person changes into a serious even deadly situation. In this state strange physiological things can happen.

In one medical case, a man who consumed an alarming amount of 50 units of alcohol per day suddenly decreased his intake and started seeing little people throughout his house. These tiny folks were about a foot high with funny, colorful clothes, strange faces, big eyes and large mouths. Some were wearing eyeglasses. These Lilliputians would follow him all around his home, and he would hear their footsteps.

In all the world;  the country which has the highest concentration of seeing “little people” is Ireland.  Ireland, also known as the Emerald Isle, is a small nation which unfortunately also has a very large issue with the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Of note, Ireland, itself, produces its own, very fine nationalist liquor called Irish whiskey. If alcohol or withdraw problems are truly part of “the wee people” sightings perhaps research may help explain the hallucination. Is it of no consequence “St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with alcohol and often associated with leprechaun’s?

Other nations where people have largely claimed to see tiny folks include Great Britain, Wales, and Scotland. Notice that these countries, as well as Ireland, are all neighboring. Of course Great Britain is famous for British Malt liquor and the Scots have their own popular alcohol brew we know as Scotch. Consumption of alcohol has been quite high in these areas too compared with other countries around the globe, so may we suggest this could also increase the possibilities of hallucination?

The drink some commonly believed to hallucinate in seeing fairies and the wee folk is the traditional form of absinthe, a pale green liquor. The alcohol content is very high usually 70%+  and flavored with aniseed, fennel, wormwood (a plant) and occasionally sugar. Wormwood’s component thujone (absent from absinthe available in the USA, and certain other nations) can be harmful and tragic.

Thujone can act as a hallucinogenic and its amount varies from brand to brand of traditional absinthe. Hence more the wormwood, the more potent the absinthe. Enough tasting of traditional absinthe and you poison yourself. Somewhat less and you hallucinate, or so they say. The old Absinthe is also called “the green fairy” or “the flaming green fairy”. A person on such spirits has been blamed for seeing bugs, demons, and fairies.

In conclusion, we have attempted to explain the existence of tiny beings that have been the source of legends and supernatural stories for centuries. While it is possible to rationalize in this case why one individual may see these creatures, does this particular answer work for every instance?

Science and logic often prevail and give us insight to the truth. Better and clearer understanding to all things is a goal of mankind. But the unknown and mysterious are always components cloaked in the unexplained.

For example Charles Bonnet Syndrome and alcohol withdraw tell us a lot about the inflicted person who believes he or she, sees someone or something that’s not really there. But what explains the mystery if I see little people and you do too?!

Interesting links:

http://www.charlesbonnetsyndrome.org/index.php/cbs-ii/personal-stories

http://www.northerneye.co.uk/more-info/lost-in-lilliput

https://www.livescience.com/27798-hallucinations-faces-charles-bonnet-syndrome.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe

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Scientists have found fragments of bones and wood in nails, which could be used to crucify Jesus Christ

Researchers have not yet undertaken to draw parallels with the biblical story, but they argue that the found nails have definitely crucified someone.

Scientists have discovered fragments of ancient bone and wood in nails that could have crucified Jesus Christ. Debates about their authenticity are still ongoing in scientific circles. It is reported by The Sun.

The nails are believed to have been found in Jerusalem, in a first-century burial cave that could have been the resting place of Caiaphas, the Jewish priest who sent Jesus to death, according to the Bible.

But in 1990, from the excavation site, the aforementioned nails disappeared.

Years later, filmmaker Simha Yakubovich announced that he had found nails driven by the Romans into the cross of Jesus. Then scientists rejected Yakubovich’s statement, saying that the nails he found did not resemble those that were found in the tomb of Caiaphas.

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One of the nails found. Photo: Pen News / Aryeh Shimron

But a new study showed not only that the nails were from the same tomb, but also that they actually crucified someone.

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Another found nail. Photo: Pen News / Aryeh Shimron

The lead author of the study, Aryeh Shimron, compared the material from the nails to the material from the ossuaries of the tomb – limestone boxes in which the bones of the dead were kept.

“The material entering the caves does not differ significantly from burial to burial depending on the topography, soil composition in the region, microclimate and surrounding vegetation. Consequently, the caves have excellent physical and chemical characteristics,” says Shimron.

He investigated the properties of the materials that had fallen into the tomb and its ossuaries over the centuries. Shimron discovered that Caiaphas’s cave was the only place where the nails could have been. A total of 25 tombs were checked.

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Ossuary for the bones of the deceased. Photo: Pen News / Aryeh Shimron

“We also found small pieces of wood in the iron oxide rust on the nails. They were well preserved and completely fossilized. Therefore, this is an ancient tree, not accidentally or artificially attached to nails. In the rust and sediment on the nails, we also identified and photographed several microscopic bone fragments “, – the scientist notes.

For Dr. Shimron, a retired geologist who worked with the Israel Geological Survey, the evidence is compelling.

“I believe that the scientific evidence that nails were used to crucify someone is strong enough,” the author emphasizes.

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Pieces of wood on nails. Photo: Pen News / Aryeh Shimron

It is also important to note that crucifixion nails were previously considered powerful amulets. Therefore, the repentant Caiaphas could have left the nails with him, Yakubovich claims. He also says that the nails found would be enough to nail a human hand to the bar. The nails themselves could be bent at the ends to prevent the convict from freeing himself.

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A fragment of bone on one of the nails. Photo: Pen News / Aryeh Shimron

But Dr. Shimron believes that his discovery does not in any way connect the ancient nails with Christ.

“The evidence that the nails were used in the crucifixion is really compelling. But the only evidence of their connection to Jesus is that they were found in Caiaphas’s tomb. Is there enough evidence? on assumptions “, – summed up Shimron.

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) previously argued that the found nails had nothing to do with Caiaphas’ tomb. The department decided not to change its position now, in the light of a new study.

“It seems that the nails mentioned were indeed found in one of the caves in Jerusalem dating back to the same period. However, a direct connection with this particular cave has not been proven. In fact, even if such a connection were found, we still cannot confirm with certainty that the burial place belonged to the high priest Caiaphas,” the department said in a statement.

They also note that in the past there were many questions related to the arrangement of the cave, which was too simple and did not correspond to the higher social status of the priest.

Be that as it may, if the nails were indeed used in the crucifixion, it is a surprisingly rare find. There is currently only one undeniable example of a crucifix found in 1968. Then archaeologists discovered a heel bone with a nail driven into it.

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The date of the beginning of the Great War has become known?

As our readers and visitors to many other sites and forums have already noticed more than once, in the past few months people around the world have begun to see some alarming, sometimes even completely wild and crazy dreams – atomic war, rain from asteroids, zombie invasion etc. Is it connected with the approach of something like that, or is it someone is inspiring people?

It is impossible to unequivocally answer this question, nevertheless, it can be assumed that if the world is waiting for a war, it means that if not every person on Earth, then many people will be somehow informed about this by some prophetic dreams.

A couple of days ago, one of the participants in the discussion on abovetopsecret.com shared a dream with interlocutors, which he rightly qualifies as prophetic. Since in this prophetic dream we are talking about the approximate date of the beginning of the Third World War, we offer it to the attention of our readers. So:

Good day all, I normally keep this stuff to myself as it’s usually along the lines of Deja Vu, but as most of it is lining up with current events I figured I’d throw it up here. Take it as you will.

About the beginning or middle of last year I had an unusual dream. It lasted the entire night. It ran in chronological order and after each set I woke up. After going back to sleep the dream picked back up at where it left off.

The dream:

I was leaving a vehicle and walking towards a large, long building. I was walking through the parking lot towards it. A woman walked up to me and showed me a box, or frame with something important on it that I needed to see. I could not make out what it was. The moment froze and it was explained to me that what was on the frame was not important. The moment was the image that I needed to remember. That moment of standing in this parking lot, outside this building, with this woman presenting a frame or box for me to observe, this was a marker for me to know that the events to follow were about to start. I woke up and then went back to sleep.

I will make a note that this event happened in Oct of last year, 2019. I was taking a Class A driving course and had pulled the rig into the DMV parking lot for the test. I got out and started walking towards the building when the female instructor came out and met me in the parking and presented a clip-box with paperwork on it for me to read. That moment popped and I remembered the dream and knew it was that moment I had seen.

Returning to the dream. I was shown a series of events in succession as I was led through the streets. People were roaming the streets in protest and bewilderment. The elderly had been removed from society and placed into homes that were now off limits to anyone younger. No one could go in and see them. Throngs of people gathered around these homes demanding access but were denied. Resources grew scarce and a conflict arose between the young and the old. The elderly argued that they should be provided some of the few resources as they could not obtain it themselves due to their predicament. The young argued that all resources should be given to them alone as they were the future and had to survive. This is the second time I woke up.

After falling back asleep a voice spoke to me and said that Cannabis would be decriminalized at the Federal level. I was told this was the second marker for me to watch for. When this happened it would signal the beginning of the great war. I was told that this war, unlike the others, was not going to be about land or money or religious ideologies, but the strife between the young and the old. After this I woke up.

Upon going back to sleep, I saw a figure of a woman like a warrior on a field of flame and strife. She said each night she would return to the battle grounds.

Given recent events I figured I’d share. I don’t completely get the whole strife between young and old causing a war, but who knows what tomorrow brings.

This dream is now being discussed in several forums, since in the summer of 2020 a bill was put to the vote in the US Senate to legalize marijuana at the federal level – now it can only be smoked in a few states. Voting was scheduled for September 18th, but when September 18th came, the Senate moved the vote to “post-election.” Thus, the third and most important part coincided with the prophecy from the dream.

Only the story about young and old is not very clear. Some see it as a fight against a pandemic, during which older people in many countries were indeed locked in their homes. There is also an opinion that this part of the dream is allegorical. That is, the elderly are conservatives, republicans, and the young are liberals and democrats or, the elderly are the West and the United States, and the young are the recently reared China.

The author of the post finds it difficult to interpret. Nevertheless, a 2/3 dream came true and its last third is the legalization of marijuana in America. As soon as the bill is voted on, will the Great War begin?

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Earth is threatened by asteroid collision a day before US elections

A refrigerator-sized asteroid could hit Earth a day before the US presidential election , which is scheduled for November 3. American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson announced this on his Instagram page.

“Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized asteroid in space, is speeding towards us at over 25,000 miles per hour,” he wrote.

At the same time, the scientist assured that there would be no particular harm from such a collision, since the asteroid is relatively small in size. According to Tyson, if “the end of the world comes in 2020, it is not the fault of the universe.”

According to NASA, the probability that an asteroid will enter the Earth’s atmosphere is 0.41 percent. It is expected to flyby at 384 thousand kilometers.

Asteroid 2018 VP1 was discovered on November 3, 2018. It belongs to the “Apollo” group – these are asteroids whose paths cross the earth’s orbit.

No protection from dangerous asteroids

Humanity does not have the technical ability to prevent a large asteroid from falling to Earth. Currently, there are no such opportunities. The only means is to notify the population. However, we cannot predict where on Earth the asteroid will hit. The orbit and angles of entry into the atmosphere are determined with an error. It turns out that one asteroid can have a whole track from possible points of impact, which can stretch for half of the Earth.

The origin of life when an asteroid falls

Japanese scientists studying the origin of life on Earth simulated on an experimental setup the conditions that arise when an asteroid falls into the ocean. It turned out that with such an event complex organic compounds such as amino acids are formed in water.It turned out that the shock produces amino acids such as glycine and alanine, which serve as building blocks for proteins involved in many biological reactions.In the early stages of development on Mars, as on Earth, falls of meteorites and asteroids were common, and the formation of amino acids induced by impacts could well be the first step towards the origin of life, scientists say.

US presidential election

The US presidential election will be held on November 3. The current leader of the country, Donald Trump, is running for a second Republican term. His main rival is Democratic candidate Joe Biden. 

According to the data on the number of views in the past debate, Biden’s speech was watched by 600 thousand more people than Trump.

Most states vote in whole or in part by mail. Earlier, Trump called Biden “the worst presidential candidate in history” and jokingly promised to leave the United States if he loses the election.

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