The Associated Press is reporting today that a top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children, lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in a modest house in northeast Minneapolis, in an area with a significant Ukrainian population, since shortly after World War II. Michael Karkoc, 94, told American authorities in 1949 that he had performed no military service during World War II, concealing his work as an officer and founding member of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion and later as an officer in the SS Galician Division. The division that Karkoc reportedly commanded, was responsible for “liquidating” the inhabitants of the village of Chlaniow.
Photographs of this bizarre looking creature show what appears to be a Chupacabra (goat sucker) sitting atop a wooden fence. A Oklahoma resident shot the picture of the animal in his backyard. Experts reviewed the photo and verified that the image has not been manipulated in any way. A similar photo, but taken from the opposite angle and purported to be a part of the same set, was sent to Oklahoma officials who claim to have identified the animal as a “hairless squirrel”. How or why it lost its hair is anybody’s guess…
24-year-old Berlin native Michele Koebke has a goal in life – to set the world record for the World’s Tiniest Waist. In order to achieve this goal, and create the wasp-waist silhouette that was so popular in the 19th century, she has worn a tight corset every day and night for the past three years (she removes the corset to shower). When she began her quest, her waist measured a mere 25 inches. Thus far she’s shrunk it down to 20 inches and intends to get it down to 15 inches before she stops – or before she is forced to stop.
World’s elite meet at annual “off the record” Bilderberg Conference in UK – met by jeers from protesters.// June 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // News
Seems like the secretive “off the record” Bilderberg group has finally caught the eye of the general public as more than 140 of the world’s most powerful leaders and richest businessmen met at the luxurious Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, UK for the four-day Bilderberg Conference, sparking protests around the hotel as spectators gathered to jeer the blacked-out limos as they entered the compound. The elite guest list for the Bilderberg meeting includes Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The forum for prominent politicians, royalty, thinkers, business leaders and other power elites, has been held annually at a series of secluded venues in Europe and North America since 1954 – and what happens at Bilderberg, stays at Bilderberg. No records are kept of the event and the public is kept away by a large security contingent.
Blanche Monnier, a French girl, was kept captive for 24 years in a padlocked, shuttered room where she was forced to live amidst pests, rats, human excrement, and filth. Her discovery occurred on May 23, 1901 after the Paris Attorney General received an anonymous letter indicating a woman was being held captive in a home located on a “21 rue de la Visitation” street in wealthy neighborhood of Poiters, France. But how could this be? The address noted in the letter was the abode of a well-known, wealthy family, noted for their generosity and high virtues.
According to admittedly sketchy and incomplete reports, on the morning of June 4, 2013, a Air China Boeing 757 on route from Chengdu to Guangzhou was flying at an altitude of 26,000 feet when suddenly it was struck by an unknown flying object. The collision occurred 20 minutes after takeoff, soon after the aircraft reached cruising altitude. There were no injuries aboard the aircraft but the Boeing 757 suffered major damage to the nose cone of the aircraft. Pilots chose to turn back to the airport in Chengdu where they made an emergency landing, stepped outside, and were stunned to see the extensive damage caused to the plane by the collision.
The Bigfoot-like “Skunk Ape” has been reported in several states including North Carolina and Arkansas but reports of the rare and elusive creature are much more common in Florida. Sightings of the smelly creature (hence its name) date back to the 1960′s. This week a video surfaced on YouTube claiming to show crowds of people taking pictures of the elusive creature on March 2, 2013 at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County.
The Neptune Memorial, also known as the Atlantis Memorial Reef, is an underwater cemetery located three miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida. At over 16 acres in size, it is also the world’s largest man-made reef built to hold the remains of over 125,000 people. Persons buried in the Atlantis Memorial Reef are cremated and their ashes mixed with concrete to form 10-pound sculptures of starfish, shells, coral, and other Atlantis-themed shapes. A copper and bronze memorial plaque, etched with the person’s name, date of birth and death, is then attached to the object which is fixed to the reef to create the “features” that make the underwater cemetery so unique.
UFOs over San Antonio Texas (saufotx.com) has released an interesting video of a triangular aircraft shot over San Antonio, Texas on June 1, 2013. SAUFOTX runs a UFO channel and we cannot vouch for the authenticity of the many posts they publish of UFOs videoed and photographed in the San Antonio area but the video at first take, does look promising. When the operator zooms in, you can vaguely make out the triangular shape of the craft (video was shot at night and of course, is a bit blurry at times).
There’s an interesting video making the rounds today. I see a couple of potential explanations (reversed video, a commercial airlines flying behind the volcano, etc.) but nothing definitive meaning, yeah, it’s a pretty interesting UFO shot. The video was shot on May 30, 2013 at around 8:30 PM local time at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano located about 40 miles south of Mexico City. It’s the latest in a series of UFO sightings that have taken place near the central Mexico active volcano since 2012.
This week, federal officials announced that they had found unapproved, genetically modified wheat growing on farms in Oregon. They noted that wheat of this type was developed by Monsanto to resist the herbicide Roundup during the late 1990′s and early 2000′s. According to officials, for unknown reasons, Monsanto suddenly “dropped the project” in 2005 before seeking FDA approval. The department said they had not determined if any of the wheat had yet entered the food supply or into grain shipments. The genetically modified wheat was found in at least two fields in the area.
Deadly new virus in Saudi Arabia “threat to entire world” – more than half of those infected have died [UPDATE]// May 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // News
Saudi Arabia continues to announce new deaths from a lethal outbreak of a mysterious new novel coronavirus (NCoV) in the Middle East. The new virus is a cousin of the SARS virus that causes kidney failure and pneumonia. To date, 16 of the 24 that have been infected have died. The virus has been reported in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the U.K. (two members from a British family caught the virus from a relative who had been travelling through Saudi Arabia). The World Health Organization (WHO) does not yet know how the virus is transmitted nor how widespread it has, or will, become. Genetic sequencing shows that nCoV is most closely related to a bat virus. But health workers still don’t know where the virus comes from.
The next time you feel like complaining about turbulence while flying aboard a commercial airlines, consider the situation Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin survived after ejecting from his F-8 jet fighter that was flying Mach .82, at 47,000 feet, above a thunderstorm. To date, Rankin is the only known person to survive a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He paid one heck of a price for his adventure.
A 60-year-old man from Belarus has died after a beaver bit him to death. The man was traveling near Shestakovskoye Lake with friends when he saw a beaver on the side of the road. The man pulled over, hoping to grab the furry critter for a quick picture. Police say the beaver attacked, biting the man repeatedly on the legs which resulted in severe leg wounds and a severed artery. Local travelers tried to help the man but could not stop the bleeding in time. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local clinic.
A Polish court this week sentenced three men for up to four years in prison after the men accidentally stole a van full of dead bodies . A coroner assistant was driving the Mercedes Sprinter van from Berlin to a crematorium in the town of Meissen, Germany. The driver stopped at a “car park” to wash his hands and when he returned, the van was gone. The three men who stole the van were unaware that it contained 12 German corpses that were on their way to be cremated. When the thieves discovered the bodies in the back of the van, they promptly dumped the coffins in a nearby forest where they were later discovered, “strewn around the forest” but intact and still in their coffins.