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The Anomalous Zones: Mysteries of the Pokaini Forest

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There are many areas dubbed ‘anomalous’ on the planet where unexplained phenomenon occur regularly. These places are known for causing strange behavior in both animals and people as well as for sightings of odd orbs, seeming breaks in the space-time continuum, and other mysterious happenings. These geographic locations are particular points on the map that have unexplained power, often known to humankind since ancient times.

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Among these anomalous zones is a mysterious forest where even NASA has discovered inexplicable radiating energy. Pokaini forest, not far from Riga, Latvia has also been noted for odd meteorological anomalies and mysterious features appearing on local rocks. The terrain there can only be described as supernatural, with rumors of healing powers drawing pilgrims from all over the globe.

Pokaini has exactly thirty hills. The area is covered with Oak trees that have foliage on only one side. The most stunning mystery is the strange rock formations that are found there. No one knows how they appeared.

Many visitor to the site claim the rocks give off a palpable energy. Yanis Graudonis, a local historian, believes the claims about the sacredness of the forest to be utter nonsense. He claims that the rocks were brought by peasants who removed them from their fields, but yoga practitioners say that they have been able to ‘call’ UFOs to themselves at the site after meditating, and the rocks on a hill called Zikkurat face the four parts of the world, seeming to serve as a compass. Psychics too, say that they sense a strange presence there.

Archeologists who have studied the site cannot explain the rock formations, nor the energy that seems to radiate from them, and satellite images reveal even deeper secrets that the forest likely contains. No matter the weather in the area – snowy or cold – the forest remains sunny.

There is other evidence of the ‘mystic’ nature of Pokaini, though. Some rocks seem to have different temperatures than others. Under an old pine tree the ground is always warmer than other parts of the forest, and people who stand there can feel a strange warmth stirring from within their bodies.

In the Valley of the Spirits, at Pokaini, strange orbs of light show up in photographs, but not to the naked eye. Scientists from the Latvian research center Ufolats named the balls GOUG “globous objects of unknown genesis.”pokaini-orb-1-copy

Other anomalies include wrist watches and compasses breaking when entering the forest, and NASA’s sputnik is said to have found a strange illumination in the area with a diameter that was 350 kilometers wide with an epicenter located in Pokaini.

The site has become even more popular since its re-discovery in the 1930s with rumors that the forest grew on the site of a fallen space object, that this forest was a pagan sanctuary, and a “spot of death,” for some, or a “great healing zone” for others. Some people leave the forest with a headache, others feel uplifted. Some scholars attest that the Pokaiņi forest is the neck of the “black funnel”, sucking in all the power of man. Others believe Pokaini and Pokaynskogo forests are in a powerful geopathic zone with underlying rocks that communicate with the groundwater.pokaini-orb-2-copy

Many say there is no other place in the world with an energy center as large as this one. Whether the site is where a UFO once crash landed, an ancient burial occurred, a giant underground crystal affects energy, or some other theory, it seems to have a sizeable impact on the Earth’s electromagnetic field, and, accordingly, all the events taking place here — from wars to violence of elements. Until the the presence of strange magnetic, electromagnetic, and gravitational radiation fields here are seriously studied we won’t know exactly what secrets Pokaini holds.

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6 Year Old Finds Fossil In Family Garden That May be 488 Million Years Old

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Children have a natural fascination with rocks, with many of us having spent some days as children standing awe-struck at our museums or science centers looking at dazzling arrays of stones, or learning about the different types that can be found out our local beaches, parks, or hiking trails.

However, none of us managed to make the sort of discovery that one young boy in the U.K. did.

Siddak Singh Jhamat, known as Sid, found a fossil in his garden that dates back millions of years.

Sid found the fossil in his backyard garden in the town of Walsall using a simple fossil-hunting kit he received as a gift, reports the BBC.

His father Vish Singh was then able to identify the fossil as a horn corral that dates back 251 to 488 million years with the help of a Facebook fossil group.

“I was just digging for worms and things like pottery and bricks and I just came across this rock which looked a bit like a horn, and thought it could be a tooth or a claw or a horn, but it was actually a piece of coral which is called horn coral,” Sid explained.

“I was really excited about what it really was.”

His father Vish added:

“We were surprised he found something so odd-shaped in the soil… he found a horn coral, and some smaller pieces next to it, then the next day he went digging again and found a congealed block of sand.

“In that there were loads of little molluscs and sea shells, and something called a crinoid, which is like a tentacle of a squid, so it’s quite a prehistoric thing.”

The father believes that the distinctive markings on the fossil make it a Rugosa coral, meaning it could be up to 488 million years old.

“The period that they existed from was between 500 and 251 million years ago, the Paleozoic Era,” Vish said.

“England at the time was part of Pangea, a landmass of continents. England was all underwater as well… that’s quite significant expanse of time.”

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Researchers Find 50,000-Year-Old Frozen Body of Extinct Woolly Rhino in Siberia

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Researchers in Siberia have stumbled upon the 50,000 year-old remains of a rare woolly rhinoceros that was trapped in permafrost.

The remains of the woolly rhino were excavated from the Abyisky district of the Sakha Republic. The rhino was first discovered by a local in Siberia named Alexei Savin, Business Insider reported.

Savvin stumbled upon the remarkable find walking near the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia, Siberia last August.

It’s worth noting that this woolly rhino was found close to the site where a previous baby woolly rhino named Sasha was discovered back in the year 2014. Woolly Rhinos were once believed to have been prevalent in Europe, Russia and northern Asia thousands upon thousands of years ago until they ended up extinct.

Paleontologist Albert Protopopov of the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic unveiled that the baby woolly rhino would have been approximately three to four years old when it died presumably from drowning.

The only other woolly rhino thus far that has been discovered in these regions — Sasha — was dated to be from around 34,000 years ago. However, Protopopov suggests that the newly discovered body could be anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 years old.

However, despite the body being there for so long according to Protopopov “among other things, part of the internal organs are preserved, which in the future will make it possible to study in more detail how the species ate and lived.”

Protopopov further added, “Earlier, not even the bone remains of individuals of this age were found, not to mention the preserved carcasses of animals. As a rule, these were either cubs or adults.”

A fellow paleontologist Valery Plotnikov from the Academy of Sciences further adds, “We have learned that woolly rhinoceroses were covered in very thick hair. Previously, we could judge this only from rock paintings discovered in France. Now, judging by the thick coat with the undercoat, we can conclude that the rhinoceroses were fully adapted to the cold climate very much from a young age.”

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Isaac Newton’s Secret “Burnt” Notes Included Theory That Great Pyramids Predicted Apocalypse

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Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most famous scientists of recorded history, left behind a large body of work that is still vital in our understanding of the world today. However, as with many public intellectuals, he also had plenty of work that was never shared with the public, even after his death.

Now, for the first time ever, some of these unpublished notes are being auctioned off, and these notes contain some of his most wild theories, and includes his thoughts on the occult, alchemy, and biblical apocalypse theory. Newton was known to dabble in the more esoteric realms of study, but very little written evidence remains about his specific thoughts on mystical topics.

Some of the remaining manuscript notes are currently being auctioned by Sotheby’s. The notes have been through a lot, and are obviously burned. The auctioneers claim that the notes were damaged in a fire that is believed to have been started by a candle that was accidentally toppled by Newton’s dog, Diamond.

According to the auction listing, “These notes are part of Newton’s astonishingly complex web of interlinking studies – natural philosophy, alchemy, theology – only parts of which he ever believed were appropriate for publication. It is not surprising that he did not publish on alchemy, since secrecy was a widely-held tenet of alchemical research, and Newton’s theological beliefs, if made public, would have cost him (at least) his career.”

The notes currently have a leading bid of £280,000, the equivalent of about $375,000.

In the notes, Newton speaks on some far-out topics that would surprise modern thinkers. For example, Newton’s notes include a theory that ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza predicted the apocalypse. While it is unclear what logic he used to get to his conclusion, the theory began with his study of how the pyramids were designed according to an ancient Egyptian unit of measurement called the royal cubit.

While studying the pyramids and the cubit, Newton believed he developed an insight into sacred geometry, which somehow aligned with the apocalypse predictions in the bible.

“He was trying to find proof for his theory of gravitation, but in addition the ancient Egyptians were thought to have held the secrets of alchemy that have since been lost. Today, these seem disparate areas of study – but they didn’t seem that way to Newton in the 17th century,” Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s manuscript specialist, told The Guardian.

“It’s a wonderful confluence of bringing together Newton and these great objects from classical antiquity which have fascinated people for thousands of years. The papers take you remarkably quickly straight to the heart of a number of the deepest questions Newton was investigating,” Heaton added.

Interest in alchemy and mysticism was not unusual for serious scholars at the time, in fact, it was recognized as a legitimate field of scientific study.

“The idea of science being an alternative to religion is a modern set of thoughts. Newton would not have believed that his scientific work could undermine religious belief. He was not trying to disprove Christianity – this is a man who spent a long time trying to establish the likely time period for the biblical apocalypse. That’s why he was so interested in the pyramids,” Heaton said.

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