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Monday, February 28, 2011

Man-Eating Elephant In India

After a rogue elephant killed 17 people in India, locals knew it had to be stopped. Once the animal was killed, DNA tests on the contents of its stomach revealed something even more terrifying: the elephant had consumed human flesh.

According to zoologist Dave Salmoni, humans are to blame for the herbivore's shocking behavior. In this clip from his new TV show, he claims this particular man-eating elephant lashed out in an act of revenge after her calf was killed.

Elephants have recently witnessed their homes destroyed to make room for crop fields. Raids have forced elephant herds to split up, and the animals can grow exhausted and increasingly stressed and in turn, aggressive.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

China's Bigfoot Still Remains A Mystery

20 February 2011

China's Bigfoot Still Remains A Mystery

In 1967 a local man from China's Shaanxi Province was lifting stones in the hills surrounding his village when he uncovered footprints, 16 inches (40 centimeter) in length.

One after the other of the prints appeared walking down the rocks into the valley, the imprints buried into the stone.

There was no doubt, to Qaio and his neighbors that these footprints belonged to a man, and with those measurements, a man who would reach almost 10 feet (3 meters) tall.

Today the mystery has sparked an intensive debate over who or what made the imprints and more importantly how much energy and resources should be invested to uncover the mystery?

Legions of a Chinese Bigfoot have been around for centuries. Today the creature are still believed to roam the forests, named by the locals as the Yeren, or Wild Humans.

In the Hubei Province massive footprints have been uncovered, yet in size they are around three quarters of the size of the ones in the Shaanxi Province.

In 2009 scientists were considering mounting a major search of the Hubei Province with the view to uncovering either the creature themselves or more evidence of their existence. The ground for their work was based on a 1980's expedition after 18 tourists reported witnessing to half animal, half human creatures believed to be the Yeren.

In 2003 another sighting took place but these witness accounts are rare events.

That's lead to another scientific theory that these footprints are ancient. Some believe that in fact the prints were made by some creature that dates back to the dinosaurs.

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Wow, headache's gone - after surgeons remove bullet from brain

A Chinese grandmother has woken up in hospital after doctors finally took care of her persistent headaches by removing a bullet from her brain.

Jin Guangying, 77, of Shuyang town, Jiangsu province, went to Shuyang Leniency Hospital for an X-ray, inset, only to be told the cause of her pain was an injury inflicted when she was 13.

She was shot in 1943 during the Second World War by the invading Japanese when she was taking supplies to her guerrilla father.

The bullet, pictured and visible on the X-ray, hit her after first going through a bystanders arm.

After herbal treatment from her mother, the war wound was forgotten - until surgeons plucked the rusty bullet from her skull.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

I am aunt''s reincarnation: Lady Gaga

London, Feb 20 (PTI) Pop superstar Lady Gaga believes that she is a reincarnation of her aunt, who died of lupus at the age of 19.

The ''Poker Face'' hitmaker said that she has two souls and her aunt, Joanne Germanotta, who died before the singer was born, is living through her now, reported Sun online.

"I really believe I have two hearts. I think I actually carry two souls in my body and that I''m living out the rest of her life and goodness. She died a virgin, she died never having experienced all these things we all get to love," said the controversial popstar, whose real name is Stefanie Joanne Germanotta.

The 24-year-old singer is a believer in ghosts and reportedly uses a ghost-busting device to sweep her concert premises and rid them of evil spirits.

The singer had earlier said that she saw a ghost while performing at London''s O2 Arena last year and has since worn protective talismans to keep them away.

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Two Huge Holes in the Sun Spotted

By IB Times Staff Reporter | February 13, 2011 5:23 AM EST

Japanese scientists have spotted two huge holes on the sun's magnetic field, and it has been observed that the holes look darker than other parts of the sun.

The holes, called coronal holes, are gateways for solar material and gas to spill out into space, according to space.com. The gaps in the sun's magnetic field make a hole through its atmosphere, letting gas out, NASA has said.

The new finding was made by Japan's Hinode sun-watching satellite which has been observing sun since 2006. "Japan's Hinode sun-watching satellite photographed the sun's two coronal holes on Feb. 1. In the image, one coronal hole appears near the top center of the sun while another one – a polar coronal hole – is visible near the bottom of the view", space.com said in an article.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

UFO above Chinese soccer match

The UFO clip below is making the rounds of the Chinese Internet and the massive online community of UFO enthusiasts in that part of the world. The video clip which was allegedly filmed at some time in the last few days was taken by a fan watching a women's soccer match.

While filming the event, it appears that an acquaintance sitting besides them alerted the videotographer to an unusual craft hovering above. The event took place in the Chinese UFO hot spot of Guangzhou where such events are occurring at an increasingly regular rate. The UFO is seen moving from side to side near what appears to be a communications tower.

Thousands of Chinese citizens believe that their government is hiding knowledge of extraterrestrial activity on Earth and is now locked in a UFO cold-war with the US. Many commentators believe China is currently taunting the US with suggestions that they might very well reveal to the world what they about alien activity before America does.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Proof the Jerusalem UFO was real plus first witness reports

by Michael Cohen

It is now over a week since I broke the story of the astonishing UFO event that occurred in Jerusalem, Israel and spoke with key witness Eligael Gedalyovich. Since then a few spurious attempts have been made to debunk the UFO event. The findings of these attempts have sadly been picked up by the media and a few “scientific” journalists, terrified of the idea that humans might not be supreme in the universe, and reported as fact.

If that wasn't bad enough, A very fake 3rd "UFO" video (The one that makes reference to Mississippi) was sadly inserted into the event to discredit the whole affair and predictably this became the video the media chose to associate with the event. No surprise there.

The YouTube clip below is of an interview I did with Iain Lee of Absolute Radio in the UK, in an attempt to dispel the myths surrounding the event and prove that this was neither a coordinated UFO hoax nor a viral marketing campaign. The clip below also reveals, for the first time since the event unfolded, the first witness reports: based on my conversations with Eligael and other relevant parties.

There is nothing I hate more than writing long, boring, somewhat technical articles attempting to prove this or that, but I have began to do so and the beginnings of that effort can be read below the video, for those interested. This will be updated over time-so check back. Please share the video and contents of this page if you feel they are worthwhile.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Ghostly girl" spotted in photograph

This is a user submitted photograph, which was sent to us last week.

In this photograph, the user (who would like to be known as Brad), informs us that after taking this photo and uploading it to Facebook, a friend of his spotted this mysterious looking image of a girl in the photograph.

Dear Readers, please bear in mind the following facts first:
1) This photograph was taken at a Thai disco in the Chinatown area
2) The time was around 3-4 a.m.
3) Brad informs us that there was nobody else except him and his friend (the photographer) in that area at that time
4) Brad also inform us that since this incident, he and his friend had encountered "weird paranormal events" so much so that his friend is considering visiting a Chinese temple to seek help from a monk.

The next photograph is the enlargement of the "ghostly girl".

Based on this photograph, it does seem to look like a "girl". But we also acknowledge that reflection of light and shadows might have created the image.

In the near future, the team of Asia Paranormal plan to embark on a fact finding trip to the location to ascertain the truth.

For now, we invite our readers to form their own conclusions.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monk shows off balls of steel

A Shaolin monk has appeared on the Chinese version of Britain's Got Talent - showing off his ability to withstand a kick to the groin.

Yong Hsueh, a practitioner of a rare martial art known as "steel crotch Kung Fu", appeared on the programme on CCTV, China Central Television.

He told the audience: "Steel crotch Kongfu is an ancient art, with roots stretching back to ancient China.

"It's a practice to strengthen and protect the male genital organs so there is less chance they are injured or incapacitated in battle."

Cross legged male members of the audience watched in shock as various members of the panel were invited to boot the monk - who simply bowed and smiled after each blow - between the legs.

The martial art is divided into hard crotch Kung Fu - and soft crotch Kung Fu.

The monk said the former could only be learned by a student that started in childhood - it involved pushing the testicles into the body where they could not be hurt.

But those who started later in life could still hope to master soft crotch Kung Fu which was also said to be good for improving the man's sex life.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

UFO spotted in Singapore?

Recently a user who prefer to be named Anonymous submitted a series of photographs depicting an alleged UFO, taken by him and a friend in the vicinity of Jurong West Street 64 in Singapore.

Master Oregon note: Before you jump to conclusions, UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object. In this case, the subject in the photos is an "Object", is "Flying" and is "Unidentifiable". Thus it can be called an UFO. An UFO does not mean that it is an alien flying saucer or something similar.

In his own words, Anonymous described the UFO as moving steadily in a almost horizontal position. It flew faster than a balloon or kite, but slower than a aeroplane. Next are the series of photographs he sent to us.

Anonymous further describes that the UFO flew from behind the Centris block of apartments and disappeared somewhere blocks 664A and 664B.

In this screenshot of a map which we created based on his descriptions of the flight path of the UFO.

According to our analysis, we at Asia Paranormal observes the following points:

1) The park next to Jurong Point Shopping Center (as indicated in the bottom right corner of the map) is a haven for enthusiastics to fly electronic kites.

2) The object in the photos could have been one of those kites, but it is quite obvious that no one will fly the kite in such a flight path and trajectory.

3) Furthermore, Anonymous claims that the UFO just simply "disappeared"

4) To the best of our ability, the photos do not seem to be edited in any way.

5) The object appear to be real legitimate, while it does not seem to be a "spiritual" object, it does seem "man made" and "artificial".

6) Thus we are unable to form any concrete conclusions to this case, and thus will refer to this object as a UFO, but we are confident it is not a kite nor aircraft.

We invite our readers to form their own conclusions and write in or comment on Asia Paranormal blog.

UPDATE: One of our writers suggests it could be a lantern, i.e. a Kong Ming or Sky Lantern. It does seem to be similar looking to the one shown below, and it definitely fits in the time period of Chinese New Year. Perhaps someone celebrating Chinese New Year decided to set off a lantern?

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spooky Singapore West Region: The Old Boon Lay Savoy Shaw Brothers Cinema

by Oregon Chang

Singapore itself has many haunted places, more than what you can imagine of. After all the history of Singapore that is known begins in the 1400s before the 1400s every single thing of this island is completely unknown. It is an absolute mystery that is totally unknown even till today.

Since Singapore's precolonial history to colonial history and until modern history of today, Singapore was once part the empire or nation of many. Singapore has many masters in the past. Many in the past waged wars to take down Singapore to be part of them.

As Singapore was once a war torn island in the past a very long time ago, there is absolutely nothing to be surprise of that how come a small island country like Singapore can have so many haunted place more that what you can imagine of.

Asiaparanormal will be sharing of some of the haunted places in the western region of Singapore starting from the Old Boon Lay cinema.

Basically this building is an extremely old building which is definitely far more than 30 years old as of today in the year of 2011.

Old Boon Lay Cenima 01

Once, this was a residential Cinema that served the folks of this area before the upcoming of major or mega shopping malls such as Jurong point came into existence.

However, since that point of time where this cinema was still active, the female toilet was already said to be haunted, based on our teams' understanding from the locals.

So what was the haunted thing about this place?

Old Boon Lay Cenima 07

Well, the female toilet of this place is often said to have green lights in the room where which there wasn't any green color lightnings or anysort inside the room in the very first place.

Before a person enters the toilet, from the outside green lights can already be seen in the inside of the toilet. But when you push the door open and enter, there is absolutely nothing “green” going on.

After a person leaves the toilet, the “green” will appear as if the whole room is being lighted up in green.

Even during the day time if you were peep at the female toilet from the window from the outside of the cinema, there will be times that people can still spot the inside of the room in green, completely !

Old Boon Lay Cenima 04

This “green” thing is anyways just the first thing of this female toilet that makes it haunted. There is still a second thing which is that a black shadow can often be spotted on the flooring of this toilet when you look at the doors at the below.

But when you however push the door open, there is absolutely no one behind the door everytime. Yet, this moving black shadow always appear and can be seen below the door of this female toilet whenever a person enter or exist the toilet and whether or not there is anyone inside of the toilet.

Old Boon Lay Cenima 08

Based on the Chinese interpretation, Green is the color of Hell ! In the Chinese Hell, the whole place is very dark and green in color.

In a lot of Stories, which spoke of portals of entering into the underworld in which this portal is location in the mortal world, it has always been said that such portals would be very dark and greenish in color, based on ancient Chinese folklores, stories, and supertitions.

Back then when this old Cinema was active, in comparison with the male toilet, this female toilet is always very dark and greenish in color in the inside of the room.

Could this be of a coinsidence or is there some truth in what the ancient spoke of?

Ever since golden village cinema inside of Jurong point came into existance, this Savoy Shaw brothers' cinema was shut down of business ever since.

The team of Asiaparanomal went to explore around to just take a look and taking down points and discovery we have make of this old and abandon cinema on December 26th of year 2010.

The below would be pictures of that Asiaparanormal has to share.

Old Boon Lay Cenima 06

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Tje above would a few pics taken in the inside of the theater. Was there some ghost orbs or was it that the lens of camera we were using, dirty?

Conclusion will be left to you, as a read to make.

Thanks for your support and for reading and be on the look out for more Haunted SG posting from us soon.


Possible New Planet Found in our Solar System Planet X? Nibiru

A new possible planet has been found right here in our own solar system. The possible planet Tyche (pronounced “tie-key”) is believed to be a gas giant located some 1.35 trillion miles from the Sun. If this planet is in fact a planet could it possibly be the infamous planet X otherwise known as Nibiru?

Astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette study comet movements and were the first to find the planet by noticing the unusual patterns of comets in the area that seemed to be affected by a large mass swaying them in different directions. This really isn’t a brand new discovery as Matese and Whitmire have been trying to come up with the evidence of the possible Planet X since 1999 so after ten years of compiled evidence they think they may have enough to convince the rest of the scientific community.

NASA’s WISE (Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) which scans the sky in infrared has been scanning the sky’s mapping out hundreds of millions of objects producing millions of images might soon be pointed in that direction to see if it can pick up the distant planet. If found it will make Tyche our 9th planet.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

10 Best Japanese Ghost Movies

Be ready to be scared with this list of the 10 best Japanese ghost movies. In the last ten years there has been a slew of American remakes of Japanese ghost movies, and while these remakes are usually pretty good, they don’t always stand up to the horror of the originals. The ten best Japanese horror movies are a mix of folklore, and social commentary to weave sinister stories that will scare the crap out of you and make an interesting comments on how their directors see the world.

1. Apartment 1303 (2007)

The tag line for this one of the ten best Japanese ghost stories was “Some rentals are too good to be true”, which turns out to be a more than accurate assessment of the haunted apartment that drives it’s occupants to commit suicide.

Picture is (C) copyright to 3G Communications

2. Curse, Death and Spirit (1992)

A three part trilogy of short films, this one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies has more than enough supernatural fear to go around. It has tales of haunted dolls, ghosts that start out friendly but then suddenly get evil as they want more, and pretty young girls trapped inside of haunted hotels. This one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies has something for everyone.

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3. Cursed (2004)

This movies makes the list of the ten best Japanese ghost movies because it is contemporary, campy and creepy as hell. When evil spirits take up residence inside of a convenience store, it’s up to the employees and a few intuitive patrons to figure out who or what is killing the people to shop there.

Picture is (C) copyright to Geneon Entertainment

4. Dark Water (2002)

Don’t let the sub par American remake deter you from this one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies. After a nasty divorce a woman and her young daughter move into an apartment that is inhabited by the spirit of a long forgotten dead girl.

Picture is (C) copyright to Toho Company

5. School for Ghosts (1995)

Starring some of the cutest child actors in Japan, this one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies is a fun and creepy look at what happens when a group of kids explore a wing of their school that is rumored to be haunted.

6. Ghost System (2002)

Ghosts collide with technology in this one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies. After getting a letter from a friend she thought had died as a kid, a young woman is lured to a facility where a mad man is trying to destroy the barrier between the living and the dead.

Picture is (C) copyright to Fuji Television Network

7. Ju-On (2002)

Most of us may know this one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies by the title of the American remake “The Grudge”. While the American version of this movie was decent it doesn’t compare to the creepy horror that was created in the original version.

Picture is (C) copyright to Toei

8. Pulse (2001)

Another one of the ten best Japanese ghost movies that blends contemporary living with creepy ghosts; this one of the ten best Japanese ghost stories looks at a series a suicides caused by a web cam that promises the living a look at the realm of the dead.

Picture is (C) copyright to Toho Company

9. One Missed Call (2003)

One of the few movies to make our list of the ten best Japanese ghost stories to stick with a more traditional horror story line. But despite it’s formulaic approach to horror getting a call that lets you hear your own murder is still creepy.

Picture is (C) copyright to Toho Company

10. Ringu (1998)

This one of the ten best Japanese ghost stories may be singularly responsible for the surge of American remakes of Japanese ghost movies. By now most of us know the story of the story of the video tape that will kill you seven days after seeing it. And if you don’t go check it out.

Picture is (C) copyright to Toho Company

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Astral Projection: You Can Do It Too

Everyone can have an out-of-body experience, says expert Jerry Gross - in fact, you probably have. In this interview, Gross explains OBEs, what happens and how to begin your adventure

When noted out-of-body teacher and practitioner Jerry Gross wants to travel long distances, he doesn't bother with the time and expense of catching a plane. He just uses a different kind of plane, and travels there astrally - unless, of course, he is teaching one of his many classes and workshops on astral projection, also known as OBE or out-of-body experience.

According to Gross, the ability to leave the body has been with him since childhood. Yet, rather than regarding this as a special gift, he believes that this is an inherent ability that can be developed by anyone. In the following article, Gross discusses the out-of-body experience with freelance writer and former workshop participant Sandy Jones.

Jones: What is astral projection? How would you describe it?

Gross: Astral projection is the ability to leave your body. Everyone leaves their body at night, but before they do leave, they have to put the physical mind to sleep. Most people don't remember this, but when the physical mind is asleep, the subconscious takes over, and this is usually when you do your astral projection. In other words, everybody does it, but they just don't remember doing it.

Jones: What is your earliest recollection of doing this? What was it like?

Gross: I can remember doing this clear back to when I was about four years old. I never lost the ability to astral project, and kept it throughout my whole life now. Everyone is born with this ability. If you think back, you can probably recall having dreams of being somewhere, but as you got older, you lost the ability. What I'm trying to teach is that you can do this at will.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

More ghosts, more money!

Source: New Straits Times

WHAT is the secret behind a hit horror film? The answer is simple -- the number of ghosts appearing on screen.

The more ghosts that appear in a movie, the bigger the chances of the film becoming a box-office hit.

This was proven in Skop Productions' current box office hit, Khurafat: Perjanjian Syaitan.

The film, directed by award-winning Syamsul Yusof, made RM2.5 million (S$1.04 million) in its first four days.

At press time, the film has collected RM5.5 million and is on its way to beat Jangan Pandang Belakang (2007) as the most successful local horror film.

Jangan Pandang Belakang, directed by Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nazri, collected RM5.7 million at the local box office.

Khurafat used the same formula as Jangan Pandang Belakang, in which ghosts appear on screen every 10 minutes, jolting and scaring the audience.

The experience of watching the two films is similar to being in a haunted house ride, where the audience anxiously waits for the ghosts to appear.

And once it appears, one will scream in delight and wait again for the next jolt.

This is why many moviegoers watched both films more than once, contributing to the films' box-office successes.

In fact, until Khurafat, no other local horror film managed to repeat the success of Jangan Pandang Belakang.

The closest was also Idham's sophomore horror film, Congkak (2008), that collected RM3.8 million at the box office.

In 2009, Jangan Tegur and Santau, both produced by MIG Productions, made RM3.2 million and RM3.4 million, respectively.

Jangan Tegur was directed by Pierre Andre, and Santau by Azahari Zain.

Thinking that moviegoers were tired of seeing too many ghosts in a movie, Idham reduced the number of spectres in his Niyang Rapik The Movie (2010).

The film still managed to make RM3.7 million.

Azahari's second film, Mantra (2010), which focused more on black magic rather than ghosts, made RM2.7 million.

James Lee's Histeria (2008) made RM2.7 million while two other horror films, Susuk (2008) and Momok The Movie (2009), made RM2 million each.

Other horror films that made more than RM1 million were Puaka Tebing Biru (RM1.5 million), Waris Jari Hantu (RM1.7 million) and Skrip 7707 (RM1.9 million).

The first two local films that opened the horror-genre market, Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam (2004) and Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2 (2005), made RM3.2 million and RM2.7 million, respectively.

Last December, Idham's Damping Malam, a horror film sans scary looking ghosts, only managed to collect RM1.6 million.

Damping Malam opened a week after Grand Brilliance's Janin, a horror film that also had too few ghosts in it. Directed by Yeop Hitler, the film only made RM1.4 million.

Many industry players thought that the poor turnout for Janin and Damping Malam indicated that moviegoers were already tired of horror films.

Many thought the horror-film fever was dead.

Khurafat, however, proved that "the dead" are still alive and kicking and all local moviegoers really want are more scary ghosts on screen.

And based on upcoming movie trailers, there will be a lot of screaming in cineplexes this year with the release of films like Sini Ada Hantu, Karak, Senjakala, Keramat, Flat 3A and Momok Jangan Panggil Aku.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Giant archaeological trove found in Google Earth

Wendy Zukerman, Asia Pacific reporter

Indiana Jones, put down your whip. To scour the globe for archaeological sites these days all you need is a desktop computer.

Almost two thousand potential archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia have been discovered from an office chair in Perth, Australia, thanks to high-resolution satellite images from Google Earth.

"I've never been to Saudi Arabia," says David Kennedy from the University of Western Australia, Australia. "It's not the easiest country to break into."

Instead Kennedy scanned 1240 square kilometres in Saudi Arabia using Google Earth. From their birds-eye view he found 1977 potential archaeological sites, including 1082 "pendants" - ancient tear-drop shaped tombs made of stone.

According to Kennedy, aerial photography of Saudi Arabia is not made available to most archaeologists, and it's difficult, if not impossible, to fly over the nation. "But, Google Earth can outflank them," he says.

Kennedy confirmed that the sites were vestiges of an ancient life - rather than vegetation or shadow - by asking a friend in Saudi Arabia, who is not an archaeologist, to drive out to two of the sites and photograph them.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Naked African woman causes stir in Cheras

A NAKED African woman caused a stir at a junction near Taman Cheras on Monday, reported Harian Metro.

Mohd Ghani Mohd Ismail, 29, who witnessed the incident, said he was shocked to see the naked woman who was jumping and shouting by the roadside on the Middle Ring Road 2 at around 12.30pm.

Policemen tried reasoning and ordered her to put her clothes back on but to no avail.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, acted like she was possessed and shouted in a foreign language before she “fainted”.

A few minutes later, she got up and streaked around the area before another woman, who was a customer at the restaurant, convinced her to dress up.

After the drama, the woman is believed to been taken in a police patrol car to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre for a medical check-up.

The daily also reported that a massive gridlock at the KL-Karak Highway forced travellers to refuel and spend the night at the Genting Sempah rest area.

The journey from Plaza Tol Karak, Pahang to the Genting Sempah rest area that usually takes 30 minutes instead took nearly six hours.

traffic jam worsened at around 8pm when hundreds of cars that were stuck in the gridlock started running low on gas and headed to the nearby rest area to refuel.

Many other drivers became stranded when their cars broke down due to overheating in the middle of the road.
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UFO mystery in Kolkata air

Prasanta Paul, Kolkata, Feb 1, DH News Service :

A glowing round object making a speedy descent near the West Bengal-Bihar border early on January 26 left pilots of five aircraft baffled, triggering widespread speculation about unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

The first person to sight the object was a senior Air India pilot who was navigating the aircraft at a height of 34,000 ft during its flight from Kolkata to New Delhi.

“The plane was just entering the airspace of Gaya, close to Bengal-Bihar border, when I first noticed the glowing object, below the aircraft, hurtling down at a very high speed,” Captain Rishi was quoted as saying by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower here at Dum Dum International Airport.

The Air India pilot initially didn’t pay much attention as it is customary for the pilots to notice several such things midair. But when the aircraft was close to Varanasi, the object was still brightly visible.

Without wasting time, he informed the Varanasi Air Traffic Control from where ATC, Kolkata, was alerted.

The officials at ATC pondered over whether pilots of other international flights that might have crossed the Kolkata-Bihar-Varanasi route, had also observed the glowing object reported by Capt Rishi.

Accordingly, the ATC, Kolkata, beamed asking signals for other international flights that flew the same airspace during the period concerned.

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Cult of the mask grips Japan

RIKA and Kimiko are typical Japanese schoolgirls.

They have blue sailor-suit uniforms, spangly mobile phones and several designer shopping bags. But one thing stands out: the cotton medical masks that cover their mouths and noses every waking hour.

These teenagers don't have colds. Instead, they are members of a growing tribe of Japanese teenagers who wear masks to take refuge from the world at large.

Rika puts her mask on when she leaves home and takes it off only when she goes to bed. She removes it reluctantly to eat, drink and occasionally allow her boyfriend to kiss her. She feels "comfortable" and "at ease" when she wears it. Rika, and others like her, are the cause of growing disquiet.

Last week's Asahi newspaper ran a long piece on these date or show masks. The phenomenon is one more example of a troubled youth culture turning in on itself, echoing Japan's lack of economic and political self-confidence.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Have a Paranormal Valentine's Day

Who says the paranormal can’t be romantic? If you and your significant other are both obsessed with the paranormal, there are lots of ways you can share your passion for the unexplained – and each other. Consider trying any or several of the suggestions for enjoying February 14 with your partner.

Go to a haunted hotel or bed and breakfast

What could be cozier than cowering in terror together under the covers at a haunted hotel or bed and breakfast, where long-dead janitors and headless chambermaids play with the lights and pick through your luggage? You might not get much sleep, but hey, it's Valentine's Day and you wouldn't be getting much sleep anyway.

Go on a ghost hunt – just the two of you

You might have gone on ghost hunts with groups, but this is a day when just the two of you can venture out in search of spooks. Take your voice recorders, K2 meters, holy water, sage (and whatever other protection you might need) and head out to that abandoned asylum, warehouse or cemetery to see if you can raise some spirits. Even if you can't communicate with a ghost, you'll at least have a chance to get to know each other better.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Early bowel cancer detected by dogs in Japan

By James Gallagher

A Labrador retriever has sniffed out bowel cancer in breath and stool samples during a study in Japan.

The research, in the journal Gut, showed the dog was able to identify early stages of the disease.

It has already been suggested that dogs can use their noses to detect skin, bladder, lung, ovarian and breast cancers.

Cancer Research UK said it would be extremely difficult to use dogs for routine cancer testing.

The biology of a tumour is thought to include a distinct smell and a series of studies have used dogs to try to detect it.

Notoriously difficult
The researchers at Kyushu University used Marine, an eight-year-old black Labrador.

She was asked to pick from five samples, one of which was from a cancer patient and four from healthy people.

In the breath tests she picked out the cancer sample 33 out of 36 times.

Even early bowel cancers were detected, which is notoriously difficult.

The NHS screening programme tests for small amounts of blood in faeces, but the researchers believe it picks up only one in 10 early cases.

One in 20 people in the UK develop bowel cancer during their lifetime and more than 16,000 die each year.

Dr Hideto Sonoda, from Kyushu University, said: "It may be difficult to introduce canine scent judgement into clinical practice owing to the expense and time required for the dog trainer and dog education.

"Scent ability and concentration vary between dogs and also within the same dog on different days.

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Ex-China Foreign Ministry Official says Extraterrestrials live among us

by Paul Chen

Sun Shili shows off his drawings of extraterrestials in human guise.

In the industrialized West, there evolved the prevailing Pseudo-religious dogma that human beings are at the centre of 'G-d's creation in the universe'. This dogma is the ideological motivation behind the on-going de-legitimization of the verfiable contact that people have had with Extraterrestrials (ETs).

This apparent dogma has become the modern equivalent of the corresponding dogma, that "the world is flat", which Church and other elites centuries ago used to champion. In contrast, free of Western pseudo-religious based dogma, the Buddhist milieu of China, has freed their scientific community, with the support of government, and ofcommunity participation, to seek to explore UFO incidences and evidence of human contact with Extraterrestrials.

'Dogma' is a system of obfuscations, propaganda and related ideology, which elites present as "truth", with the aim to maintain social control, and toexpand their own hold on power. Other examples of current operating dogma include schemes of socialization that aim to convince people that "capitalism promotes freedom and democracy", that "privatization is a good thing", and that "economic protectionism is a bad thing".

A notable example of dogma, in the context of the so-called 'War on Terrorism', is that "the U.S. and its coalition partners are waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan not subtantively for oil, but to promote human rights;" meanwhile well-documented human destruction, suffering and oppression worsen.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Indian labourers find missing WWII gold

MUMBAI - INDIAN labourers have unearthed gold bars from a British cargo ship that blew up killing hundreds of people while docked in Mumbai during World War II, a report said on Tuesday.

The Mumbai Mirror newspaper said that workers discovered gold bars from the SS Fort Stikine late on Monday while digging a new dock in the port city. Further dredging would now be conducted to see if more can be found, it added.

Preliminary examinations suggested that the gold - in two bars weighing 100 grams and 50 grams (three and a half ounces and one and three quarter ounces) - was from the stricken ship, a senior police officer was quoted as saying.

'The contractors have told us about having found gold and the bars belonging to the lot that had sunk with (the) Fort Stikine,' said senior officer Quaisar Khalid.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

UFO mystery over Jerusalem

Holy smoke UFO in Jerusalem

A GLOWING orb filmed hovering over the skyline of Jerusalem has left UFO experts dumbfounded.

The circular object was seen descending slowly over the holy city's iconic Dome of the Rock before flickering and shooting skyward like a rocket.

Similar clips have been seen before and debunked as hoaxes.

But this latest sighting has proved more difficult to dismiss — as it was recorded from FOUR different perspectives.

Some UFO enthusiasts believe the videos - which have taken the internet by storm - are final proof that aliens exist, while others say the unidentified object was the Hebrew god Elohim.

Adding to the mystery is the fact that flying over the Dome of the Rock landmark — an ancient Islamic shrine — is forbidden.

Two witnesses at the Armon Hanatziv panoramic lookout near Mount Zion filmed the object at 1am on Saturday.

A little after one minute into the clip, the object descends slowly, almost to ground level.

The craft hovers there for a short while and then flickers before shooting upwards at an incredible speed.

Former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator Nick Pope said: "If these are real, they are some of the most incredible videos ever shot.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chinese New Year Decorations For the Home using Fengshui

According to ancient Chinese Feng Shui, beautiful and meaningful Chinese New Year decorations, wisely chosen and placed at the entrance and in the house, attract good luck, health and money in new year. The entrance door, hallway decor and dining room table should look especially cheerful and inviting for lunar New Year. Bright red, shiny metallic and white colors are traditional colors for Chinese decorations that Feng Shui home and prepare it for lunar New Year celebrations.

The entrance door is a very important element of good Feng Shui home design. It is believed that attractively decorated for lunar New Year celebrations door and entryway not only create festive mood, but Feng Shui a home, protect the family and attract positive changes. Everybody and everything come into the house through the front door. Good Feng Shui decorating for the entrance and front door is a part of traditional Chinese home decoration for lunar New Year celebrations. (Feng Shui home, preparing for Chinese New Year celebrations)

The front door and the entryway should look festive and welcoming for Chinese New Year, according to ancient Feng Shui home decorating guide. Modern electric garlands or traditional rice paper lanterns and old Chinese coins are perfect lunar New Year decorations that Feng Shui homes and attract happiness. (Making Chinese lanterns for lunar New Year celebrations)

Chinese New Year decorations to Feng Shui home
North-eastern and northern parts of the house should be decorated for Chinese New Year with white and shiny ornaments. Bright red ornaments and colorful paper lanterns are great Chinese New Year decorations for the central part of the house also

You should not place garlands above the mirror, Chinese Feng Shui experts say, as they can cause conflicts in the house after Chinese New Year. Do not bring New Year decorations into your bedrooms. Ornaments, hanging near and over your bed can make you feel tired during holidays. (Feng Shui home design, Feng Shui for bedroom)

Dining tables, especially holiday tables, should be round or oval to help Feng Shui home. If your dining table is square or rectangular, cover the table with white tablecloth after drawing the infinity symbol (horizontal inverted number eight) with a chalk, to Feng Shui your dining room and holiday table. (Feng Shui color for home design, color meanings)

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Fear of the Dark

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H.P. Lovecraft

The world is full of unexplained phenomena. Some of them seem unexplainable. And the unknown, the unexplained, the unexplainable, is not only uncomfortable, it’s a reminder of a world full of abysmal dangers which we can’t even imagine. As such, one would expect every conscious being would fear the unknown, the mysterious, as many do fear the dark.

Some of us however, this writer included, love mysteries. There’s a significant market for the unexplained and the occult. Well, there’s a market for horror movies, there’s a market for puzzles. But the fascination with the unknown despite its implicit horror can also be understood in other ways.

One of them is that the fear of the unknown can be fought with the mere illusion of knowledge. One can simply make up and, this is important, believe in an arbitrary explanation for the unexplained to stop being a nuisance, at least to our own minds. Believe those stories, have faith in those explanations,and the fear will be appeased. Is there a strange unexplained light in the sky? Oh, those are Zeta Reticulli spaceships showing off, part of the hybrid program. Or rather just swamp gas, simply ignore them. Either way, those who find and easy and certain answers to everything very probably don’t actually have an answer to everything, they just believe they do. They don’t actually love mysteries, but the explanations they think that answers them.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A picture of a Sun Pillar

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- At first blush, it seemed to be just another picture of a brilliant sunrise, the kind we pride ourselves on in Minnesota.

But when KARE 11 Sunrise anchor Kim Insley looked at the picture snapped by senior online producer Bea Chang, she immediately shouted "Sundog!"

Upon further review, meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas identified the bright streak in the middle of the picture as a sun pillar (also known as a light pillar).

Wikipedia defines a light pillar as "a kind of optical phenomenon which is formed by the reflection of sunlight or moonlight by ice crystals that are present in the Earth's atmosphere. Owing to such optical phenomenon the sky sometimes seems like a natural kaleidoscope. Though light pillars seem like weather illusion , they are natural phenomena."

The light pillar looks like thin columns that that are sometimes extend vertically below or above the source of light. The Light Pillars are prominently visible when the sun is low or lies below the horizon. Normally these Light Pillars form arcs that extend from five to ten degrees just beyond the solar disc. Sometimes similar reflection of moonlight by varied forms of ice crystals may also take place thus resulting in the form of light pillars.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Made-in-Singapore invisibility cloak

SINGAPORE: Harry Potter had a magic cloak, and Susan Storm of the Fantastic Four had powers that made her disappear.

Being transparent could no longer be just a thing of the movies.

Associate Professor George Barbastathis and co-workers at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) in Singapore have made a cloak that can hide objects and it has been hailed as a scientific breakthrough.

Physics World, a renowned science publication, has hailed the cloak as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2010, ranking it fourth along with a similar prototype created by a different group of researchers from London.

The cloak is built from the naturally occurring crystalline material calcite.

The prototype can only work on a two-dimensional plane.

While it may look simple and unassuming for now, the possibilities from here on are endless.

Dr Barbastathis said: "In the future, it is possible theoretically and I'm certain at some timeframe, it will be possible to operate all around. So it will become what we call the three-dimensional cloak. Then it would be possible to hide objects, for example, underwater. I'm sure there are also military and security applications, and I can let your imagination run loose there."

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5 Monsters You Never Heard Of

By Stephen Wagner

BIGFOOT, NESSIE, MOTHMAN, even the dinosaur-like mokele-mbembe have become as familiar to us as wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. The difference is that the first group might still be hanging around out there somewhere.

There are many other crypto-creatures whose names might not be so familiar to you, however. And as we go through our list, you’ll notice that most of them share a trait in common: they have been reported by native tribes in remote, mostly unexplored parts of the world. This fact raises these possibilities as to the reality of their existence:

They are merely folklore of the tribespeople.
They are modern-day creatures known to science, but as yet unidentified.
They are species as yet unknown to science.
They are species known to science but thought to be extinct, such as creatures from the dinosaur era.
It’s that last possibility that whets our appetite, of course, because it certainly is feasible that a prehistoric animal could have survived in these dense, tropical areas, protected from human civilization.

The only way to find out which of these possibilities is true for any of these creatures is to mount expeditions to these isolated pockets of jungle and swamp and document evidence. Such expeditions have taken place, in some cases, but came up empty-handed. (Naturally, if they were successful, these creatures wouldn’t be listed in 5 Monsters You Never Heard Of – they’d be big news.)

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Monday, February 7, 2011

1,300kg Devil Ray a bad omen for Pulau Ketam?

KLANG - Founded over a hundred year ago, Pulau Ketam seems to have a stroke of bad luck as it witnessed some really bad incidents over the past couple of years, including the sinking of a century-old pontoon, the "dog eats dog" incident and the "cousin kills cousin" family tragedy, among others, casting over the otherwise serene island a shroud of gloom.

When islanders were about to usher in the year 2011, a fisherman accidentally caught a giant "Devil Ray" weighing more than 1300kg and measuring 11 feet long and 18 feet wide on New Year's Eve, causing widespread panic among local residents who thought it could mean a bad omen for the coming year.

That said, majority of Pulau Ketam residents took the incident with open minds despite the fact that some islanders would see the "Devil Ray" as a bad omen. They stressed that it was a mere coincidence and the future of the island remained unpredictable. They also advised other islanders not to get excessively superstitious.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Korean Master Jannet Shin's Prediction For Chinese New Year

This is one of the busiest times of the year for saju masters as people want to foresee their New Year’s fortune. Some may call it ``To-Jeong bi-gyeol,’’ or the secret reading of To-Jeong, an eccentric scholar and astronomer from the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Though not an established historical fact, it is believed that To-Jeong was made to write a book on divination in order to read people’s fortune by the months of the year.

Reading one’s New Year’s fortune through saju is not identical with that of To-Jeong bi-gyeol, however, because the methods and theoretical background of the two are different. Many people ask me why their New Year’s saju is different from the reading of To-Jeong. It is different because saju analyzes the energy connection between the year’s pillar (comprised of stem and branch) and one’s saju (all four pillars of one’s birth).

For example, the year 2011 has a metal stem and wood branch, so we need to watch how this New Year’s energy will affect one’s destiny as defined by saju.

As a saju master, I developed my ability to code and decode one’s birth signs, convert the information into a visual image and sense the energy circulation in the saju. It involves hearing, seeing, picturing, sensing and reasoning the signs produced by saju.

Although it is not a supernatural ability, it often surprises people and they disclose their hidden troubles and hopes to me in search of answers.

Here is the saju of a couple who wanted to know how their relationship in 2011 would compare with last year’s.

The saju of the woman, written on the left, has yang water day master, which is represented by lakes or seas. The saju of a man has yang wood day master, which is represented by a large tree.

Now, if we focus on their compatibility as a couple, we first need to compare their day masters, in this case, it is the relationship between water and wood. According to the five elemental circulation cycle, water generates wood, as when we water plants to grow. It suggests that the woman will be favorable for the man, and will try to help him when he needs her.

In reality, she was the one who gifted him with matching diamond rings for his birthday present, and paid his monthly bills although he also had a stable occupation.

Some letters in their saju are marked with a red arrow ― these are yang metal, yin fire, and yang wood. She has three letters marked while he has one. These represent daring and fierce properties; the more of these that are possessed, the more aggressive the personality.

With three arrows in her saju, the woman shows an aggressive and expressive tendency, with a difficulty of hiding her emotions. On top of that, 2010 also carries the active trait, which causes conflict not only within her saju, but also his.

Upon reading this, I said that they fought a lot in 2010 and even on that day they had visited me, which may end their relationship. She was surprised to hear this: it was usually her to begin the arguments, then end them.

The year 2011 also has a metal and wood combination, but it contains no fierce traits. So if she can maintain the relationship through January, they will become more settled with the start of the year (following the lunar calendar, which starts the New Year on Feb. 3.).

The energy of saju letters are neither separated nor blocked. On the contrary, they interact with one another, so when the energy of a year is added to a person’s saju, it creates multi-dimensional occurrences. It may reduce turbulence in one person’s life, but cause new whirlwind trouble for another.

Consequently, reading one’s destiny by saju is not something that can be done once. Within the larger picture, one’s life responds, reacts and develops according to the constantly changing environment, which means that each new year will bring new trials and triumphs.











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Master Oregon's favourite Paranormal topics

Dear Readers, I am Master Oregon Chang.

These are a few of my favourite topics in the Asia Paranormal Blog. I personally find them interesting and would love to share them with you guys.

They are as follows :

1. Cambodia’s Khmer Magic War With Thailand

Do you believe in Magic?
Wars can be wage with the use of magic

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2.Kuda Kepang (Kuda Lumping)

Perhaps new to you or perhaps not but many things are simple more than to meet the eye

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3. Chinese Getting Rich trading with ‘Ghost’

Do you believe in Magic?
Cash earnned this way? You Dare?

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4. 3rd door bunk of old Pulau Tekong BMTC

This is a very famous story for alot of Singaporeans who have been through the army

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5. SLEEP PARALYSIS INTERVIEW PART 1 -- The Spiritual Entity Comes In Contact With The Natural Strength Of Humanity

Do you ever have Sleep Paralysis experiences?
read it from a Holy Father of a Church. This is his personal story

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6. SLEEP PARALYSIS INTERVIEW PART 2: Categories of People Most Vulnerable to Sleep Paralysis

Do you ever have Sleep Paralysis experiences?
read it from a Holy Father of a Church. This is the follow up of his exeriences.

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7. Chinese Muslim Zheng He discovered America before Columbus

America was not in the first place discovered by Christopher Columbus but instead by a Sea Grand Admiral Zheng He, who was a Chinese Muslim as well as an Eunuch.

Do you believe it to be true?

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8. 7 Ton Giant Jars Mystery of Laos

What are these Mysterious Jars left behind all about?

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9. The Fearsome Chinese Ghost in Red

The Chinese may like red very much but at the same time they fear it too!

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10. Methods to become the Chinese Ghost in Red

There are Methods to become a Ghost it Red that is feared by others and at the same time as a ghost in red you are very powerful !

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11. Ghost Orbs Captured in North Wales, UK

What do make out of these so called Orbs in the photo?

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12. China's Ghost Town Fengdu Vanishes

A town simply just vanish?

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

2011 Chinese Year of Rabbit Predictions Forecasts

Forecast Horoscope Year of the Rabbit

Those born under the sign of the Rabbit will have a good year this year, and, in addition, the lucky sign of the rabbit will bring luck to everybody else as well. Thus speaks the Chinese Zodiac Horoscope. Chinese predictions or forecasts foretell that those born in the year of the Rabbit will truly have a wonderful year in love, in art, in all else.

So, t's that time of the year when Chinese Predictions or forecasts are important and fun to look at. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 is the Chinese year of the rabbit. It has the same characteristics as those born in the year of the rabbit. Those years include 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 19515, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999. The Chinese Zodiac year always begins on the new moon of the new year and ends on the full moon. The Chinese year, like the Jewish year, is a lunar calendar, and so always starts on a different date. In 2011, it starts on 3rd February and end o the 22nd January, 2012.

It is the inner character and nature of the rabbit astrology sign that will reflect the year, 2011. According to the Chinese Zodiac, Rabbits, are refined, gracious, quiet, good manners, intellectual, homebodies who enjoy their privacy. Specifically, though, 2011 is the year of the metal rabbit, reflecting those rabbits born in 1951. Rabbits generally hate confrontation, although the metal rabbit is a bit more assertive than other rabbits. Rabbits are also very lucky.

Many countries, heavily in debt, will continue to be heavily in debt, not wanting to resolve the issues as the issues are too intense. Rabbits are pacifists and countries will lean towards inaction rather than action. This will lead, in the longer run, to things being more difficult in 2012. Corporate business will continue to look after its own interests in the same way that the rabbit will be concerned look after its own creature comforts.

As the rabbit protects its home from other elements, so countries will begin to withdraw from the global community and be more concerned with what is happening in their own backyards. With this in mind, there’s going to be a lot more talk about different standards in currencies and increased barriers to trade.

The home is extremely important to the rabbit and so more attention will be paid to the mortgage market, although it is not certain how this will play out. It will be an important issue, though.

As the rabbit has a deep and abiding love of art, so 2011 will bring increased interests in the arts. As the rabbit hates war, so there’s be increasing resistance to current wars being fought.

Those that are born in the year of the rabbit will find that it will be an exceptionally lucky for them, although those born in 1951 might find it just a mite tougher. So, it is probably wise if they are doubly diligent in their efforts. Artistic ventures are likely to be successful.
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Bones found on island might be Amelia Earhart's

[Did The Japanese Capture Amelia Earhart ?]

By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. – The three bone fragments turned up on a deserted South Pacific island that lay along the course Amelia Earhart was following when she vanished. Nearby were several tantalizing artifacts: some old makeup, some glass bottles and shells that had been cut open.

Now scientists at the University of Oklahoma hope to extract DNA from the tiny bone chips in tests that could prove Earhart died as a castaway after failing in her 1937 quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.

"There's no guarantee," said Ric Gillespie, director of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, a group of aviation enthusiasts in Delaware that found the pieces of bone this year while on an expedition to Nikumaroro Island, about 1,800 miles south of Hawaii.

"You only have to say you have a bone that may be human and may be linked to Earhart and people get excited. But it is true that, if they can get DNA, and if they can match it to Amelia Earhart's DNA, that's pretty good."

It could be months before scientists know for sure — and it could turn out the bones are from a turtle. The fragments were found near a hollowed-out turtle shell that might have been used to collect rain water, but there were no other turtle parts nearby.

Earhart's disappearance on July 2, 1937, remains one of the 20th century's most enduring mysteries. Did she run out of fuel and crash at sea? Did her Lockheed Electra develop engine trouble? Did she spot the island from the sky and attempt to land on a nearby reef?

"What were her last moments like? What was she doing? What happened?" asked Robin Jensen, an associate professor of communications at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., who has studied Earhart's writings and speeches.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

'Supernatural' link in child's disappearance

THE family of a toddler, who went missing for about 18 hours, believes there could be a supernatural factor behind her disappearance, Harian Metro reports.

Abdul Wahid Nordin, 52, who is the girl's grandfather, said: "It is just not logical for a 22-month-old child to have been able to walk barefoot for almost 3km in the jungle."

He said the family of Nor Aishah Umairah Zamzanuri was relieved that she was safe after being found by two orang asli at a rubber estate near Slim River, Perak, on Wednesday morning.

Except for some scratches on her leg and mosquito bite marks on her body, the girl is in good health.

A 70-member search-and-rescue team had earlier failed to find her.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chinese 12 Zodiacs ( 华人十二生肖)

The 12 Chinese animals

There are 12 animals in total and each of them is given a year as one of the zodiacs animals.

These 12 in the namely order of the race result are as follows :

  1. Rat
  2. Ox ( Water Buffalo in Vietnam)
  3. Tiger (Leopard in Kazakhstan)
  4. Rabbit ( Cat in Vietnam)
  5. Dragon ( Naga in Thailand , Snail in Kazakhstan)
  6. Snake
  7. Horse
  8. Goat
  9. Monkey
  10. Rooster
  11. Dog
  12. Pig ( Wild Boar in Japan)

Origins of the 12 Zodiacs / Horoscopes

Origins of the 12 Zodiac / Horoscope had a few versions. Some spoke of a great race held by the Jade Emperor, while others spoke of the departure of Buddha from this earth and the animal which came in to bid him goodbye. However a few would also spoke of a banquet held by God.

There are at least 3 versions of this Great Race if not more.

Zodiac Meeting ! A race to reach the gates of Heavens

A very long time ago,, with the intentions of assigning an animal each to a year for the humans to remember the Zodiac cycle, The Jade Emperor held upon a meeting for all of the animals and told them that only 12 of them will be chosen as Zodiac Animals.

Legends spoke that Dog, Cat and Rat, all 3 of them were once very good friends but however no longer anymore after this great race.

The Cat had reminded the Rat to wake him early so that they could go together. But the Cat was a sleepyhead and overslept. The Rat didn’t bother to wake up the Cat and very quietly and secretly left for the meeting alone.

The Cat had tried to conceal about this Meeting by the Jade Emperor from the Dog and the Dog came to learn about this zodiac meeting late and arrived for the meeting late where it could have arrived earlier. The Dog was so closed to have missed the chance of attending the meeting and being denied from being one of the Zodiac animals.

Henceforth, Cat hated the Rat and they both were enemies while the Dog hated the Cat and they both are enemies.

The order of the zodiac animals were based on the order that they arrived for the meeting.

In this race to arrive for the meeting, the Rat jumped onto the back from animal to animal of whichever was the fastest. Finally seeing that the Ox was leading first, the Rat jumped onto it’s back.

Somewhere just before the Ox reached the finishing point, the Rat jumped down in front of the Ox and was hence the positioned as the first zodiac animals.

There was a hungry tiger uninformed of the meeting but when it saw the Ox in front of him hurrying for the meeting, it ran after this Ox. The Ox fearing that he will become his meal, ran as fast as his legs could carry him. Hence the Ox was being chased and the Tiger was chasing to have himself a meal and become third in position after the Ox.

There were 2 dragon brothers and 1 of them disobeyed the Dragon King orders and was transformed into a snake as a form of punishment by the Dragon king. His elder brother remain as a dragon. They both arrived together for the meeting after they were done with some Rain and flood control issues which they were earlier busy occupied with.

The Chicken and the Dog were quarreling when they at the gates of the heavens for this meeting and they woke up the pig.

The pig was actually the first to arrive at the gates of the heaven but however the gates was not yet open and the race has not started yet. Hence, it took a nap. By the time the woke up, in enter into the gate just in time before the gates were about to close and became as the last animal of the zodiac.

Chinese Zodiac around the World

This 12 Chinese Zodiac animals is exactly the same in many countries across Asia ! These Asian Countries would be East Asia, North Asia, South East Asia, and West Asia. To name a few they would be Japan , Korea, Vietnam, Thailand , & Kazakhstan. Even for Russia, Turkey, & Bulgaria, the Chinese Zodiacs is also used by them too!

However, some of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals has been modified or localized by the countries themselves into other animals like in the case of Vietnam as an example, Rabbit is Cat.

Besides in Asia which the Chinese Zodiac signs typically usually appear on the cards and stamps during the New Year of Korea and Japan, The United State Postal Service is also another example of one which honor this Chinese heritage as they would issue a postage stamp with a year of the special Chinese Zodiac animal.

Chinese Lunar coins depicting zodiac animals had the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins inspired ! Varieties from Australia and Mongolia are the same as well. The Chinese Zodiac as today become into an absolutely very internationally popular theme.

English Translation Problems

As English words did not exist in ancient China, Some of the words due to confusion with synonyms during the point of translation has had some of the animals depicted.
Such words are like :
which can mean Ram, Sheep or Goat,
which can mean Mouse and Rat
which can mean Pig or Boar
which can mean Water Buffalo , Ox or Cow
which can mean Chicken , Rooster or Hen

12 Animal Zodiacs Characteristics


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.


Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.


A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.


Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.
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