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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Do you love staying up too late and deprive yourself some sleep? Is the internet the main reason why you are up all night? The internet is such a nice place to know and get informed about a lot of things. But it is also a place where you can have your brain boggle due to thousands of details that may either present facts or hoaxes through urban legends.

If you are one of the people who loves some creepy urban legends, then this feature is for you. One of the most famous and creepiest urban legend of the modern time would be the tale behind sleep deprivation experiment entitled 'The Russian Sleep Experiment.'

The Creepy Legend of Russian Sleep Experiment

Up to this day, internet users continue to debate the truth factor of this infamous story, despite the fact that it originated on an online forum thread. Sleep is known to be one of the most important activities that humans should regularly have and in this modern era that we are living in, looks like it is being taken for granted by most of us. Well, this story might give you the creeps whenever you deprive yourself some sleep.

The Russian Sleep Experiment took place at the end of the 1940s wherein soviet researchers locked in five prison inmates in an airtight chamber and dosed them with an experimental stimulant gas. The purpose of it was to test the effects of prolonged sleep deprivation. The researchers observed their behavior via two-way mirrors and their conversations were all monitored electronically. The five inmates were promised their freedom if they could go entirely without sleep for 30 days.

The first few days of the experiment passed uneventfully. On their fifth day, the subjects began showing signs of stress and were overheard bemoaning their circumstances. They even stopped conversing with their fellow inmates, choosing instead to whisper compromising information about one another into the microphones, apparently in an effort to win the favor of the researchers. At that time, paranoia started to set in on the inmates and researchers.

On their ninth day of sleep deprivation experiment, the screaming began to happen. First, one subject, then another, was observed running around the chamber screaming at the top of their lungs for hours on end. Equally disconcerting was the reaction of the quieter subjects, who began ripping apart the books they’d been given to read, smearing the pages with feces, and plastering them over the mirrored windows so their actions could no longer be observed.Then, just as suddenly, the screaming stopped. The subjects ceased communicating altogether. Three long days passed without a sound from inside the chamber. Fearing the worst, the researchers addressed the subjects via the intercom. The next thing they know is they will be having an eerie conversation with the inmates.
 RESEARCHER: “We are opening the chamber to test the microphones, Step away from the door and lie flat on the floor or you will be shot. Compliance will earn one of you your immediate freedom.”
VOICE FROM THE CHAMBER:  “We no longer want to be freed.”

As scary as it gets, the researchers allowed 2 more days to pass. Those two days passed without any sort of contact as they debated what to do next to the five inmates. Finally, they decided to terminate the experiment. At midnight on the fifteenth day the stimulant gas was flushed from the chamber and replaced with fresh air in preparation for the subjects’ release. The normal reaction of relief from the inmates were expected by the researchers but the actual reaction of the inmates were far from being pleased. As they already knew of their chances of leaving the chamber, the subjects began screaming as if in fear for their lives.

They even begged to have the gas turned back on. Instead, the researchers unsealed the door to the chamber and sent armed soldiers inside to retrieve them. Nothing could have prepared them for the carnage they witnessed upon entering. One inmate was found dead, lying face-down in six inches of bloody water. Chunks of his flesh had been torn off and stuffed into the floor drain. All of the test subjects were found to have been severely mutilated. What’s even worse is that their wounds appeared to be self-inflicted. They had ripped open their own abdomens and disemboweled themselves using their own bare hands. To make things even more shocking, some inmates had known to eat their own flesh.

The four remaining inmates who were still living seemed too terrified of falling asleep and even refused to leave the chamber, again pleading with the researchers to turn the gas back on. When the soldiers attempted to remove the inmates by force, they fought back so ferociously they couldn’t believe their eyes. One inmate suffered a ruptured spleen and lost so much blood there was literally nothing left for his heart to pump, yet continued on for a full three minutes until his lifeless body gave up. The three remaining subjects were restrained and transported to a medical facility for treatment. This time, researchers decided to run an operation on them. The first inmate to be operated on fought so hard against being anesthetized that he tore muscles and broke bones during his struggle. As soon as the anesthetic took effect his heart stopped beating and he died. The rest of the inmates underwent surgery without sedation. Far from feeling any pain, however, they laughed hysterically on the operating table so hysterically that the doctors, perhaps fearing for their own sanity, administered a paralytic agent to immobilize them.

The researchers seemed less satisfied with the operation they performed on the 2 remaining inmates. The inmates were interrogated on why they had mutilated themselves, and why they so desperately wanted to go back on the stimulant gas. Each, in turn, gave the same creepy answer: “I must remain awake.” The researchers uneasy with their response even considered euthanizing them to obliterate every trace of the failed experiment, but were overruled by their commanding officer, who ordered that it be resumed immediately.

But now, the commanding officer wants the two inmates back to the gas chamber with three of the researchers to join them inside the sealed chamber. This decision by the commanding officer terrified the researchers that it even led the chief researcher to pull out a pistol and shot the commanding officer point blank. He then turned and shot one of the two surviving subjects. Pointing his gun at the last one left alive, he asked who are they and what made them to be like a crazed person. And he got a chilling response:
“Have you forgotten so easily? We are you. We are the madness that lurks within you all, begging to be free at every moment in your deepest animal mind. We are what you hide from in your beds every night. We are what you sedate into silence and paralysis when you go to the nocturnal haven where we cannot tread.”

The researcher fired a bullet into his heart. And the rest was known to be the last time, a sleep deprivation experiment occurred for a long time. Truth or hoax? This story is still controversial to internet users as they continuously debate whether this was inspired by true events in the past.

Some people speculates that we are currently in a period of time where we are getting close to have gender acceptance. This can still be a huge debate since some still believes that we are going back to age where hate towards gender representation cannot be accepted wholeheartedly. When it comes to gender acceptance, debates will go hand in hand with it. But, if you are wondering why some men has more feminine qualities in them than their predominantly masculine qualities, gender bending chemicals might be the answer to that mind-wracking question. Chemistry and Biology may play a huge role in the so-called "Gender Bending" phenomenon.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors. 
Specifically, endocrine disruptors may be associated with the development of learning disabilities, severe attention deficit disorder, cognitive and brain development problems; deformations of the body (including limbs); breast cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid and other cancers; sexual development problems such as feminizing of males or masculinizing effects on females, etc - Wikipedia

Gender bending chemicals are now known to be everywhere. If you don't want to be exposed by it, you are late as it is now impossible to avoid. The gender bending chemicals now acts as endocrine disruptors (EDs) which aims to block, decrease, or overstimulate hormones. Most commonly, EDs mimic estrogen, lower testosterone and  prevent the male hormone from doing its job, causing males to exhibit more female traits and characteristics.

The product of hormonal imbalances may distract worldwide trends for males that include delayed puberty, falling sperm counts, shrinking size of genitals, far fewer boys with far more genital deformities being born than ever before, and a rise in gender fluidity as boys are increasingly to bend and feminized. Governmental-industrial alliances have unleashed weapons of mass feminization throughout Planet Earth, involving all inhabitants in a dangerous and uncontrolled experiment whose results point to a dystopian future. Are you ready for it?

The feds have known to be the one who manages the regulations which treat chemicals as “innocent until proven guilty,” which has allowed the average human body burden of EDs to increase without being checked. Setting safety levels for each individual ED doesn’t take into account the “stew effect, a more realistic view of how humans regularly experience the vast array of chemical toxins: exposure to many all at once, with additive effects.

Specific safety levels also do not consider cumulative levels through time, as many toxins are stored in the body. There is evidence that endocrine disrupting effects on individuals are transgenerational and may continue to pass on, as with the DES third generation, DES grandchildren who experience a higher incidence of hypospadias and other abnormalities. The endocrine disruptors are man-made hormone scramblers that affect males significantly more than females, at every age from the unborn to babies, boys, adolescents and adult men.

 They are found in the blood, urine and /or breast milk of virtually everyone who is tested, even those that live in remote, relatively “untouched” areas. In addition to feminizing effects, EDs have been linked to an increase in testicular and prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, thyroid and immune disorders, diabetes and obesity.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

If you are fond of paranormal sightings or happenings, the Ouija might be one of the sure ways to have contact to the sinister side of paranormal world. A Ouija is a flat board game used to supposedly communicate with dead spirits.That's why Catholic church has a strong opposition to people wanting to possess an Ouija board. It is known to provoke dark spirits to have more power to take over its unwilling victims. Recently, the catholic church is known to be extensively investigating the mass possession of 20 youths after they played with an Ouija board application on their mobile phones.

Mass Possession Of Children Playing Ouija Mobile Apps Alarms Catholic Church

 Whether this is demonic possession or mass hysteria, the question must surely be what's the rationale behind making apps to contact spirits for children? Is this a way of the paranormal realm to get more power?

 Ouija Mobile Apps

The judging factor is out on whether or not this was the result of demonic possession, with mass hysteria being an alternative explanation. However, Ouija boards are a conduit to entities whose known to lie in another dimension, and these things should not be taken as a joke or even lightly. Last year, the catholic church was reporting that they were struggling to prevent or lessen the accounts of people having possessed by evil spirits. It is rather going up with the amount of reported possessions. The Ouija board is known to be far from harmless, as it is a form of divination or simply a way of seeking information from supernatural sources. As a matter of fact, the Ouija board really does work, and the only "spirits" that will be contacted through it are the spirits with vengeance or evil intentions.

Mass Possession Of Children Playing Ouija

Usually, many people view the Ouija board as harmless. The Ouija board has an objective reality that exists apart from a person’s perception of it. In other words, it’s real even if you don’t believe in it.

It is known that in the Bible, the Lord repeatedly condemns any and all occultic practices, including divination. While many Bible passages could be cited, the following one is typical of his view of occultic practices:
"Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord" (Dt 18:10–12, NIV).

On the experiential side of the issue, the testimony of the Church’s exorcists can be used as a strong evidence. Their experiences shows that Ouija boards are not harmless. Some investigating supernatural phenomena from a Catholic perspective have gone so far as to say that 90 percent of their very worst cases involving demonic activity have been linked to the use of the Ouija board. Many people expressed that the idea of having Ouija board applications that can be easily installed by anyone especially kids on their phones is such a bad idea. They don't think it’s ever a good idea to be playing around on Ouija boards, having apps available to young children might bring more problems. Most likely if the reported possessions proved to be true then its highly alarming.   


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Are you the type of person who is scared of using public restrooms or you feel that you are being watched by an unseen force while doing your thing?

 Believe it or not, school bathrooms there are famous to be haunted and a trip to the bathroom can put you in touch with creepy entities, most that will get in your face if you have the bad luck of walking into their territory.

But the most famous of all the school ghosts usually won’t appear unless you actually call or summon her.

The Creepy Tale of Hanako-San: The Toilet Ghost

Well, you have to know the legend of the famous ghost who is notorious in giving scares to old and young people who needs a bathroom break. Her name is Hanako-San and many people can’t resist trying to make her appear no matter what the consequences will be.

Who is Hanako-San?

Hanako-san is known to be a spooky young girl that haunts school restrooms across Japan and until the recent decades become one of the nation's most famous ghosts. As we all know, it is common for schools to have a toilet permanently occupied by the mysterious girl, who is known in Japanese as Toire no Hanako-san ("Hanako of the toilet"). She is often found in the third stall in the restroom on the third floor, usually the girls' room but this varies from school to school. Details about her physical appearance also has some variations, but her usual depiction is her pale skin, short height, bobbed hair with her wearing a red skirt. Hanako-san's manner also varies according to location, commonly, she remains holed up in the bathroom until an adventurous student dares to provoke her to come out.

How to Summon Hanako-San?

Hanako-san can be conjured up by knocking on the door to her stall three times, calling her name, and asking a particular question. The most common question is simply "Are you there, Hanako-san?" If Hanako-san is indeed present, she answers in a faint voice, "Yes, I'm here." Some stories claim that anyone courageous enough to open the door at this point is greeted by a little girl in a red skirt and then pulled into the toilet to meet their doom. Sometimes, a hand will just bust through the door and drag the person into the stall and kill them. Usually though after the pause the stall door will open just a slight bit. Then if the person is brave enough they will be able to push the door open, revealing Hanako-San herself.

The Origin of Hanako-San

  • The origin of Hanako-san's origins are rather filled with gloomy explanations. Her creepy story became a national phenomenon in the 1980s but there is also a strong speculation that she has existed since the 1950s. Some people who have stated that they had experienced her terror claimed that she is the ghost of a WWII-era youngster who died in a bombing raid on the school while she was innocently playing hide-and-seek. 
  • Some claims that she is the uncontrollable spirit of a young girl who met her untimely death at the hands of an abusive parent or a perverted stranger who finds her hiding in the bathroom. 
  • In some instances, she is the ghost of a former student who died in an unfortunate accident at the school.
  • Another side to her origin plays a more timely and emotional story and it says that she was a victim of ongoing bullying or ‘ijime’ in Japan by her mean-spirited classmates. Hanako endured endless bullying until the it got particularly bad and she ran into the third stall of the bathroom to escape from her bullies. The other kids came and banged on the door to try to force her to come out, but she had locked the door and they eventually left. Later that night, some school staff members found Hanako-San lifeless in the same stall, she just couldn’t take it anymore and had committed suicide to end her suffering.

As we all know, ghost stories and urban legends can be rather freaky or funny but one thing's for sure, Hanako-San's story makes up an interesting urban legend that not only Japanese people can appreciate.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Dark and Bloody History of Valentine's Day

As we all know, the annual festival for lovers to celebrate love is coming near. Of course, we are talking about "Valentine's Day", it is a no-brainer that most people who enjoys this holiday more are the committed couples. Generally, it is a time for us to celebrate romance and love and everything cheesy. Valentine's day may be cheesy since it focuses on giving sweets and seeing cupids around. But don't get fooled, the love festival actually has a dark, bloody and muddled origin.
"Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country." - Wikipedia

Though no one has been able to pinpoint the exact origin of the holiday, one good and more accurate place to begin is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them. From February 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. It is known to have men sacrifice a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. The Roman romantics were depicted as drunk and naked during this holiday according to Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The holiday centers around the young women who would confidently line up for men to hit them. They believed that getting hit during this holiday would make them fertile. The brutal belief also includes a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. Then, the couple would be coupled up for the duration of the festival or longer, if the match seems to be accurate. The early Romans was known to be responsible for the name of this love festival. Emperor Claudius II executed two men who possesses the name "Valentine" on February 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their act of humbleness and kindness known to be martyrdom was greatly honored by the Catholic Church in which, the celebration of St. Valentine's Day started to be practiced.

Before too long, Pope Gelasius I mixed things up in the 5th century by combining St. Valentine's Day with Lupercalia to remove the pagan rituals. He might have won that time but the festival became more of a theatrical interpretation of what it had once been. People was a little more on a drunken revel, but at least, the Christians put clothes back on it. Even if the celebration toned down some acts of people during February 14, it still didn't stop the festival from being a day of fertility and love. During that time, the Normans celebrated Galatin's Day. Galatin is known to have a meaning; "lover of women." It was likely confused with St. Valentine's Day at some point, due to they sound alike.

William Shakespeare is known worldwide and considered to be a great person who revolutionized literature of our time also helped in giving more "love factor" and romanticized Valentine's Day through his work. He did not failed as it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. As the years went by, the holiday grew more sweeter. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized it in their work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. Handmade paper cards became the tokens-du-jour in the Middle Ages. Eventually, the tradition made its way to the New World. The industrial revolution ushered in factory-made cards in the 19th century. And in 1913, Hallmark Cards of Kansas City, Mo., began mass producing valentines. February has not been the same since. And until now, people are known to be celebrating this festival with more relevance to Shakespeare's idea.

Fast forward to present times, the holiday is still known to be a big business. And so the celebration of Valentine's Day goes on, in variety of ways.Some will find time to spend this day with their significant other, while some will break the bank buying jewelry and flowers for their beloved partners. Some might still find this day worth celebrating even if they are single and alone. But if in case, you want to find a way to somehow lessen the romantic feel of Valentine's day, then its dark origins may help!

Are you ready for a world that's completely unknown among us? Well, it seems that we can have a new information about that "world" only if we can continue to gather more convincing news.

Looking back to the old times of the Black Plague, people were confused on what was the reason for the death of people and how it was happening which can lead us now to our topic.

 Interestingly, there was an entire unseen world and it was so powerful that it could cause death to a person even though we could not see it without a microscope.

The Unseen World That Can Cause A Person's Death Easily

Let us put microbes aside, there are many unseen worlds we are discovering and ones we are eager to find ways of exploring. We may not have that specific “microscope” to view that world.  But it won't deny or even stop us from seeing its effects and assume that there is a cause we do not yet know how to define.

Some recent images interetingly done with unusual cameras yielded unusual results are surfacing the world wide web more often than before. In the picture above, a quantum camera took a photo of a toy soldier, not using light, but capturing the photons bouncing off the object. What makes this even more intriguing is that photons that were not present and bouncing off the toy soldier, but photons a distance away that were quantum entangled with those photons bouncing off the toy were the ones that created the image. They were not interacting with the soldier themselves, but their entangled photons were and giving them instantaneous information. Which gives us a question; Do you suppose photons may react to a body of energy in the room and show us the results through their entangled photons imaging?

By using a charge-couple device (CCD) camera, scientists were able to discern that humans have bioluminescence. It's a low-level glow our eyes cannot see. Scientists were able to detect and record biophotons from plants and humans. Perhaps the biggest unseen world is the one that handles what we call “ghosts.” Like the people of the Middle Ages succumbing to the Plague, we are baffled how this is happening, how to make it happen, how to stop it, and what can be done. We are lacking a scope to view it, watch it, name it and process it.

For now, the closest we have come yet to understanding our unseen world is to listen to the stories of those who have encountered it with such great clarity, those who experienced a near-death experience and were able to come back to their life form. To give you a glimpse of the unseen world, here's a video of someone who saw the unseen world and came back to tell us about it.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Donald Trump

United States of America is one of the strongest and powerful countries who rules the world. And it is just natural for US and non US citizens to have their eyes glued to what America's newest leader's vision in his government as it does not only affects America but also the rest of the world. The latest presidential election featured a tight race for the coveted position between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. A lot has been said when Trump won and now in his first days at office, he surely got the attention of the world for his executive orders that's believed to be a cause to ignite division in America. If you are one of those people who loathes Trump for any reason, then you might have been wondering until when can Trump have his glory days. Well, a known feng shui master who predicted Trump's win has something to say in regards to how long can Trump have his "magic" and by the looks of it, it won't be that long until we get to see bad luck doing its toll on Trump's supremacy.

Priscilla Lam

Priscilla Lam, The feng shui master who correctly predicted Donald Trump winning the US presidency and even stated that “his fire is stronger than Hillary’s” believes that his run of good luck will continue in the Year of the Rooster. This can be a good or bad news to anyone depending if you love or loathe the current US government. Don't be dismayed if you are part of the latter group, the feng shui expert sees Trump having his great luck this year but only until September. It is all going well but she saw that Trump's glory will end when his “nightmare” will start.  Lam sees President Trump encountering difficulties in September, as protestors will have a stronger urge to air their grievances and the countrywill become more divided.
“In the first half of the year America will be OK, no problem. But in the second half, the nightmare will start, Trump has made so many people upset or irritated, so when his luck runs out in the second half of the year, problems or challenges will go with it.  In business he’s definitely a successful person, but in politics it’s another thing.” - Priscilla Lam

Lam is popularly known by making her predictions by first studying the person in question, and combining that information with astrology and feng shui techniques. It is no secret that Trump has made so many people upset with his personality and decisions so it will be a delight for some to know when his luck runs out in the second half of the year. Trump was born in the Year of the Dog, and is an earth sign, meaning he can rapidly change his mind or break his word depending on the environment.
“He’s says he’s a protectionist,Maybe he will not keep his word.” - Priscilla Lam to South China Morning Post.

Lam also talked about Trump's luck in love with his wife Melania Trump and stated that: “No time to talk about love. When the honeymoon time has passed, he faces a lot of things, maybe there will be no time to go home.” Regarding his health, bone problems may come in the way for Trump to perfectly execute his plans for America.

Love him or hate him, Trump is still in office and his glory days may be cut short or took long but what's for sure is that the world's eyes will always be waiting for Trump, the newest president of a powerful country's every decisions.

Experts Proved “Alien” Hand Found in Peru is Clearly Not Of Human Origin

It has been a long time that we, humans are in such a great urge to discover and prove that aliens do exist in our own planet - Earth. You might have found a lot of articles that features videos of extraterrestrial phenomena that proves there's aliens lurking around us. In the recent news, people all over the world got shocked and intrigued at the same time when a mummified “alien” hand was found on the coast of Peru. Alien enthusiasts and non believers are quick to debate whether it is real or not. The discussion for its authenticity may come a long way. That's why experts were asked for their expert opinions regarding the said discovery. Is this a proof that aliens truly exist and we are not the only inhabitants of our planet?

Of course, it was easy to call out any image or video uploaded over the web as fake or hoax. But the current image in question tickles the imaginative and analytical mind of many on whether it clearly came from a human being or alien. The said mummified hand was personally seen by the team of Hidden Inca Tours in Cusco Peru. The strange hand was seen to only have 3 fingers and are quite longer than of any usual human beings.

To further know its origin, the accompanying skull was sent to radiology to have its x-ray image to be examined by physicians in Cusco, Peru. The team of experts stated that it s origin was not from a human, but was an actual proof of life form of a different kind. It is depicted to be composed of bone and skin of unusual kind. The x-ray images of the giant hand showed that each of the 3 fingers is made up of 6 bones, compared to a human hand that has only 3 bones.

What was surprising was that the fingers surprisingly look just like of a human with skin and fingernail. Another x-ray shows that under the skin there are well-defined bones, likewise to those of a mammal. When the skull's x-ray images were revealed, Cusco’s medical team claimed that it is also not human, though it is made up of bone and skin. For further testing, radiocarbon tests and DNA testing in the US are at works for the artifact’s authenticity.

The intriguing artifacts were found in a secret and anonymous location, in a tunnel in the southern desert of Peru. The latest extraterrestrial hand will surely be a popular item expecially when more experts gets to testify its authenticity but the keeper of the artifacts does not want to sell them, he simply wants to know what they are. See, that's the beauty in curiosity!