In a remote area of the Pacific Ocean there is an extraordinary archaeological site almost unknown. His name is Nan Madol and starting from Europe or America takes many hours of flight to reach it. It’s located in Micronesia, on an island called Pohnpei (Ponape), located at over 1,600 miles east of Guam. The island and hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest land, and is surrounded by an insidious barrier reef that separates it from the rest of the world. If you are not familiar with these waters is difficult to reach unharmed.
About a year ago I went to Malaysian Borneo, a unique place of its kind in the natural environment where the natural environment is presented under various and indefinite aspects, its beauty seems inexhaustible as its natural resources. Entering the jungle is a unique and unparalleled experience as it is a territory where man is still in complete harmony with the multiformity of nature, with the succession of seasons and years.
Because of its geographical position, far from everything and everyone, it is called the “Lost World”.
I’ve always been fascinated by ethology; but are especially attracted by the extreme behavior that living things develop in order to survive. According to studies by the researchers, the strange behavior of animals can be determined both by their genetic acquired on the basis that the habitat in which they live. However, behaviors that are instinctive or acquired, it is well known that some animals have very strange and unusual behavior. Here I report three examples of behaviors of insects that I was very impressed; one of which. I have been a participant in New Zealand. Continua a leggere “Bioluminescent worms, armed beetles and zombie ants”
La visione dermica o visione paroptica, è la presunta capacità di vedere con la pelle. Se fosse possibile accettarla come fatto reale, essa farebbe pensare che la pelle contenga dei fotorecettori o dei recettori sensibili ai differenziali elettrostatici. Alternativamente, non è escluso che la visione dermica sia un fenomeno paranormale. Uno degli esponenti più noti della visione dermica fin dagli anni 30; fu Kuda Bux, un attore di varietà pakistano che si è specializzato nel leggere, nell’andare in bicicletta e nel guidare l’automobile con gli occhi bendati.
In the north-west of Mexico, between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific Ocean, there is the state of Sinaloa is known as the “cradle of drug trafficking.” Its state capital, Culiacan, the capital of the drug across the country. An average of 2-3 drug-related deaths are reported each day, and the drug violence between police and rival drug gangs is common in the city. However, just around the corner from the governor’s office, on the opposite side of the railroad tracks, a sanctuary exists as an ‘amalgam of narco-culture and his Catholicism. There he pays tribute to Jesús Malverde, also called Narcos Saint.
A steady stream of people can usually be found there, placing candles near busts, leaving framed photographs of loved ones who want healing or protection. Continua a leggere “Jesus Malverde the Narcos Saint”
“Nel 1179 molti astrologi Orientali, Cristiani, Giudei e Arabi predissero per il mese di settembre del 1186 una grande congiunzione planetaria che come conseguenza avrebbe avuto la distruzione della terra, per la violenza dei venti, delle acque e delle tempeste.
Furono sette anni di profonda sofferenza, si dice, nessuno dubitò della fine del mondo ma non accadde nulla! ”
Un’ analoga congiunzione planetaria si verificò a distanza di oltre 300 anni …”
Nel 1896 mentre Henry Ford costruiva la sua prima automobile e in Canada nella regione del Klondike iniziava la famosa corsa all’oro, gli Stati Uniti furono investiti da un’ondata di racconti di misteriose aeronavi che a detta di molti testimoni oculari solcavano il cielo sopra città e fattorie. Nel link sottostante un sottofondo musicale adatto per leggere questo post, tratto dalla colonna sonora di un classico del cinema di fantascienza “Ultimatum alla Terra“:
The first thing you can imagine thinking of Christmas Island, is a place with cold temperatures as Lapland, with expanses of ice and vast uninhabited areas. Characterized by long nights with the bitter cold of the Arctic, populated by very friendly and nice peoples, surrounded by deep forests populated by wild animals.
On the 7th of August in the year 1947, tossed by the waves crashing on the rocks, a raft of balsa wood and bamboo hit the reef that protected the quiet lagoon Raroria, a remote island in the Marquesas archipelago, in the middle of ‘Pacific Ocean.
Did you know that on earth there are still a few ethnic groups who have never had contact with the civilized society. Examples of these tribes are located in four continents: Asia, Oceania, North America and South America. These human groups, although their knowledge of great anthropological interest, they are not contacted by scholars for choice of the latter: it could infect the natives with viruses for which their immune system is not prepared and cause extinction. How ‘already’ happened in the past with the colonization of the Spanish in America; that common diseases such as infections or influence in Europe, decimated the conquered populations. Continua a leggere “UNCONTACTED”
Agli inizi del primo secolo dell’età contemporanea (1800-1816), la terra era caratterizzata da una grande instabilità politica. Mentre l’Europa si stava riprendendo lentamente dalle guerre napoleoniche, che si erano concluse solo un anno prima, in America Latina la guerra d’indipendenza spagnola rese la maggior parte delle colonie indipendenti dalla Spagna. In Europa dopo anni di disperazione e distruzione la gente si aspettava tempi migliori, ma l’estate che arrivò fu piovosa e fredda, i raccolti non diedero frutti, la fame e le malattie furono le conseguenze.
The worship of cargo ships, more commonly known as the “cargo cult”, is part of a social and religious movement of the inhabitants of Malanesia, a group of South Pacific islands to the north-west of Australia, which includes Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu. The cults of ships and cargo planes began with the growing tension between the remote tribal populations, and armies engaged in the war in the Pacific.