10 Enigmas That Defy Explanation

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posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 01:50 PM
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Found this list of strange stuff last night. Only heard about a couple of these and some of them are a little hard to believe and maybe exaggerated. Going to need to see proof on a couple of these but here they are:

listverse.com...

You can read the entire list there but I only want to share a couple of the more werid ones here for discussion and possible debunking.


Carroll A. Deering

Approximately 50 years after the mysterious disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste, a similar event occurred when the schooner Carroll A. Deering was spotted around the coast of North Carolina on January 31, 1921. When rescue ships finally reached her, they discovered, to their shock that the Deering’s entire crew was missing. Though evidence in the galley suggested that food was being prepared for the following day, nothing else was found of the crew. Eerily enough, no personal effects, no ship logs, no traces were left behind, much like the case of the Mary Celeste. Theories have pointed to paranormal activity, due to the fact that the Carroll A. Deering was in the region that is today known as the Bermuda Triangle. Others have concluded it was the work of pirates, or of Russians attempting to steal their cargo.


I've always been interested in the Bermuda Triangle but must admit I've never done any real research into the reports.



Hutchison Effect

The Hutchison Effect refers to the number of eerie phenomena that occurred when inventor John Hutchison attempted to replicate a few of inventor Nickola Tesla’s experiments. Some of the strange events witnessed include levitation, fusion of objects completely different in matter (such as wood and metal), and disappearances of some smaller objects. Even stranger is that after his experiment, Hutchison was unable to repeat the project again with the same results. This experiment was so popular it even sparked the interest of NASA and the Military, both whom have failed to produce the Hutchison Effect.


Wild, did it once and couldn't repeat it. What do you make of that?



Faces Of Belmez

Is it just me or doest that stain on the wall look like a person staring at you? Yup, its one of the many faces of Belmez that the Pereira family home is used to having. For over twenty years, the faces that appear can resemble males or females. They also arrive with different expressions every time. Strangely, the faces only stop at the house for a quick visit before disappearing. Investigations have been preformed upon the house to discover what was causing the faces to spontaneously pop up. One investigation exhumed and removed a human body from under the house, but that still didn’t stop the faces from making round trips. Several hypotheses have been formed to help explain this strange reoccurring phenomenon, but overall, no conclusions have been come to.


Never heard of this, does anyone else know more about it? Sounds very strange, but is it?



Raining Blobs

The townspeople of Oakville, Washington, were in for a surprise on August 7, 1994. Instead of their usual downpour of rain, the inhabitants of the small town witnessed countless gelatinous blobs falling from the sky. Once the globs fell, almost everyone in Oakville started to develop severe, flu-like symptoms that lasted anywhere from 7 weeks to 3 months. Finally, after exposure to the goo caused his mother to fall ill, one resident sent a sample of the blobs for testing. What the technicians discovered was shocking – the globs contained human white blood cells. The substance was then brought to the State Department of Health of Washington for further analysis. With another startling reveal, they discovered that the gelatinous blobs had two types of bacteria, one of which is found in the human digestive system. However, no one could successfully identify the blob, and how they were connected to the mysterious sickness that plagued the town.


Again, never heard of this one, but it is very strange. The town got sick, it contained white blood cells? What is going on here!?



Animals within Stone

There are several documented cases where frogs, toads, and other small animals are found concealed within solid stone – alive. There are other instances too, where workers would cut down trees, and find hoards of frogs within the interior. Weirder still, people have found creatures within not just natural formations such as rocks and trees, but manmade establishments. In 1976, a Texas construction crew was breaking up concrete they set over a year ago. To their disbelief, the crew found a live green turtle within the concrete, in an air pocket that matched the shape of the small reptile. If, somehow, it got in when the concrete was poured a year earlier, how did it manage to survive during that time? After all, there were no signs of holes or cracks in the concrete through which the turtle could have entered.


I simply do not know what to make of this..



Donnie Decker

Dubbed the Rain Boy in 1983, Donnie Decker was visiting his friend’s house when he abruptly went into a trance-like state. Immediately after, the ceiling began to drip water and a mist filled the room. His friends immediately called on the landlord who was alarmed by what he was seeing. Some time later, Donnie was at a restaurant with other companions when rain started pouring down their heads. The restaurant owner immediately forced him out. Years later, due to a petty crime, Donnie was put into jail where he caused chaos when rain started to pour down in his cell. After angry inmates complained, Donnie explained that he could make it rain when he wanted to, and proved his point by dumping rain on the jailor on duty. Eventually, he was released from jail and found a job as a cook at a local restaurant. His present whereabouts is unknown – as is the cause of the mysterious rain.


In the realm of the metaphysical, I guess with the right intent and focus, probably some help from the other side might make this possible.. It's real shady with details though.. so it isn't very convincing..




posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by SeeingBlue

Hutchison Effect

The Hutchison Effect refers to the number of eerie phenomena that occurred when inventor John Hutchison attempted to replicate a few of inventor Nickola Tesla’s experiments. Some of the strange events witnessed include levitation, fusion of objects completely different in matter (such as wood and metal), and disappearances of some smaller objects. Even stranger is that after his experiment, Hutchison was unable to repeat the project again with the same results. This experiment was so popular it even sparked the interest of NASA and the Military, both whom have failed to produce the Hutchison Effect.


Wild, did it once and couldn't repeat it. What do you make of that?



He couldn't repeat his experiments because. He left the country for a week, and when he came back he dound his place had been raided by U.S and Canadian authority's and his equipment was confiscated.
He later took the government to court won his case and the government was ordered by the court to return his equipment.
He is still waiting for the government to do so



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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The most fascinating of all of these are the animals found within solid stone.

Now that is just absolutely baffling.

Well, the fact they were still alive is.

There is something about this reality we are clearly missing that would make sense of many of these things.

I hope to one day find out what these missing or hidden truths are.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Looking at the source on Listverse, there's a lot of questionable material being posted there. It's not meant to be taken as real, more for fun and entertainment. Cracked do the same thing, but with more profanity and humor.

Hutchison Effect is a made-up term by...hmmm...what's his name? Oh yeah. Hutchison. He named his own effect and has since been unable to prove it despite using the same apparatus available to all. He's also been shown to fake his vids.

The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a rusty mofo made famous by Von Daniken. He admitted he lied about it in a Playboy magazine article. Even the image on the site looks rusty!

Animals in stone is an idea that predates internet. It fails on one obvious point. All frogs, newts and fish have a life expectancy of some few short years. When this fact is combined with the lack of substantiated accounts of critters found alive within rock, it's gotta be BS.

Thanks for posting the list. Listverse is a good browse and can throw up stuff worth looking into



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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He couldn't repeat his experiments because. He left the country for a week, and when he came back he dound his place had been raided by U.S and Canadian authority's and his equipment was confiscated.
He later took the government to court won his case and the government was ordered by the court to return his equipment.
He is still waiting for the government to do so


I have been in touch with John from to time, will shoot him an email and see if I can get any info from him.


[edit on 16-1-2010 by Aquarius1]



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:44 PM
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www.slightlywarped.com...

www.forteantimes.com...




Though reports of entombed animals have occurred as recently as the 1980s, scientists have paid little serious attention to the phenomenon since the nineteenth century. During the 1820s, English geologist William Buckland conducted an experiment to see how long a toad could remain alive while encased in stone. He placed toads of different sizes and ages into carved chambers within limestone and sandstone blocks, then buried the blocks in his garden. A year later, he dug up the blocks and found that most of the toads were dead and decayed. A few toads that had been in the limestone (which did contain small pores) were still living. However, Buckland found them all dead after reburying them in the limestone for another year. Buckland concluded that the entombed animal phenomenon was impossible, and most scientists agreed.[6][9] A writer from the journal Nature wrote in 1910, "The true interpretation of these alleged occurrences appears to be simply this – a frog or toad is hopping about while a stone is being broken, and the non-scientific observer immediately rushes to the conclusion that he has seen the creature dropping out of the stone itself. One thing is certainly remarkable, that although numbers of field geologists and collectors of specimens of rocks, fossils, and minerals are hammering away all over the world, not one of these investigators has ever come upon a specimen of a live frog or toad imbedded in stone or in coal."[1

en.wikipedia.org...





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