We live in a strange and sometimes baffling world. Rather than being discouraged by how little we truly understand about the universe, however, we remain ever curious, continuously searching for answers to some of life’s biggest questions.
Parapsychology is a great example of this drive to know more about the world around us. In this field alone, hundreds of published papers have appeared in dozens of credible peer-reviewed journal databases. Remote viewing is one great example of this. (source)
Other mystifying phenomena have also been captured on camera, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at some that defy our understanding and challenge us to open up to a broader view of reality. These serve as a reminder to us to keep an open mind rather than instantly dismissing things which can’t immediately be explained.
So let’s take a look at some of the most strange videos and photos that still have us scratching our heads.
The video shows as many as a dozen objects moving in an unusual fashion throughout space. Apart from that, the most fascinating moment occurs when we see one object at a point near the horizon. A flash occurs, and then the object is followed by another object or stream that moves rapidly (video shows it in slow motion) across the field of view. The object then shoots off into space.
Possible explanations for this event have varied from intelligent extraterrestrial spacecraft to space weather events and more. But most of these fail to take into account the dozens of objects that are captured on film, never mind the many other strange objects that have been observed in our atmosphere ever since we were able to put cameras up there.
The Hessdalen Lights
The Hessdalen Valley in Norway has been the site of an anomalous atmospheric phenomenon for a number of years. The recurrence of this event has been well documented and observed by scientists using the Hessdalen Automatic Measurement Station.
The behavior of the phenomenon was monitored with optical, radio, and radar techniques. The global picture of the phenomenon obtained so far shows that the phenomenon’s radiant power varies, reaching values up to 19 kW. These changes are caused by sudden surface variations of the illuminated area owing to the appearance of clusters of light balls that behave in a thermally self-regulated way. Apparent characteristics consistent with a solid are strongly suspected from the study of distributions of radiant power. Other anomalous characteristics include the capability to eject smaller light balls, some unidentified frequency shift in the VLF range, and possible deposition of metallic particles. A self-consistent definitive theory of the phenomenon’s nature and origin in all its aspects cannot be constructed yet quantitatively… . (source)
Scientists at the University of Ostfold in Hessdalen, Norway have captured and documented many strange anomalies which seem to plague the area all the time. They work in the only official 24 hour Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) observatory in the world. Radar and cameras have tracked and filmed objects that travel up to 30,000 km per hour, faster than any known aircraft today.
Here is a great video of some of what is going on there, especially if you look at the footage starting at the 2:24 minute mark.
Scientists still have no explanation for what is happening here.
The Hook Island Sea Monster
In 1964, a couple spotted something strange swimming towards them in the lagoon near Hook Island. It was approximately 80 feet long and resembled a (quite large) tadpole. The couple who shot these stunning photographs claim that, after they took many photos of it lying still, the creature then opened its mouth and moved on.
Wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef with his family and Australian friend Henk de Jong, Le Serrec and family had bought a motor boat and had decided to spend three months on Hook Island (one of the Whitsunday Islands). They were all crossing Stonehaven Bay on December 12th 1964, when Le Serrec’s wife spotted a strange object on the lagoon floor. It proved to be a gigantic tadpole-like creature, estimated to be about 30 ft long. They took several still photos, gradually moving closer. Eventually, Le Serrec and de Jong plucked up the courage to approach it underwater in order to film it. It proved larger than first thought, with its estimated length now increasing to 75-80 ft. It didn’t move and they suspected it might be dead, but just as Le Serrec began the filming it opened its mouth and made movements toward them. They returned to the boat and, by the time they got there, the creature had moved off. (source)
The Solway Firth Spaceman
In 1964, a man photographing his daughter captured what appears to be a figure resembling an astronaut standing in the background. According to the photographer, Jim Templeton, nobody else was actually there at the time the photograph was taken.
The photo gained international attention and made headlines in various newspapers all over the world. Kodak, the famous technology company that concentrates on imaging products, even stated they believed it to be a genuine photo.
As with anything else like this, the photo and the claims have been subjected to piles of criticism. But even to this day, the family stands by what they experienced.
In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Templeton goes into more detail and even speaks of a strange “Men In Black” visit after the incident. You can read that full interview HERE.
The Phoenix Lights
On March 13th, 1997, something extraordinary happened — an event that sparked an onslaught of books, documentaries, and more, all attempting to explain what exactly occurred on that day. The anomaly has been dubbed “The Phoenix Lights,”and is one of the most famous UFO events of the 1990’s. Some even consider it one of the most famous UFO events ever to take place, given the fact that it was witnessed by thousands of people and caught on camera, where it was then made available to millions of people around the globe.
Fife Symington, the Governor of Arizona at the time, shares more about the incident:
780-Foot Crop Circle Appears In Wiltshire, England in 2001
This massive 780-foot (238 meters) crop circle appeared in a remote area (Milk Hill) of Wiltshire, England back in 2001. It was an extremely complex and elaborate design, composed of exactly 409 circles that form what is known as a triskelion – a motif consisting of three interlocking spirals.
The truth is, many of the complex formations are completely inexplicable, riddled with oddities that make the already confusing equation even more troublesome.
For example, some formations are comprised of corn stalks that were completely pushed down without ever having been broken. In some cases they’ve been bent just inches above the ground.
Some of these designs are so mysterious and complex that they’ve been studied in a laboratory setting. The nodes of some of the stalks appear to have been blasted out on one side, suggesting that some sort of technology would have had to be used.
It’s not conclusively known how this was done, but the effect has been replicated by highly localized microwave heating. This type of technique causes water inside to vaporize and dislodge. As a result, the stock flops completely over to one side.
This is a well known, perplexing phenomenon. Are crop circle hoaxers really blasting these stalks with highly localized microwave heating or with something else that could produce the same results?
According to University of Oregon physicist Richard Taylor, yes, they are. He believes this is the only possible explanation and has suggested that crop circle artists are using GPS devices, lasers, and microwaves to create these astonishing patterns of geometric forms.
This is what he wrote in an August 2011 issue of Physics World:
Crop circle artists are not going to give up their secrets easily. This summer, unknown artists will venture into the countryside close to your homes and carry out their craft, safe in the knowledge that they are continuing the legacy of the most science-oriented art movement in history. (source)
He also expressed this same belief in some of his work published in the journal Nature in 2010. (source)
Another interesting oddity about crop circles is that the electromagnetic field over the area where the crops have been laid down to create the image is often elecrostatically charged.
There is a mounting body of evidence that suggests that a rare form of electromagnetic energy called an ionised plasma vortex (generally known as ball lighting) is involved. – Greg Jefferys, historian(source)
Multiple brands of prescription infant formula were found to contain high levels of aluminum.
Should we be questioning the quality of products that come from pharmaceutical production? Do we veer away from natural methods of raising children more than we should? At what cost?
You may not think aluminum is a big deal, but it is. For anybody who has looked into aluminum toxicology, it’s quite clear and apparent that it has no place inside of any living biological organism. Putting it simply, it wreaks havoc on our biology. High amounts of aluminum have been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, with experts in the field believing that aluminum brain accumulation may be one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s also been discovered within the brains of MS patients, and some of the highest aluminum content ever recorded in brain tissue has also been discovered in people with autism. Aluminum is associated with several diseases. But an adult body can do a great job of flushing out aluminum.
Despite the fact that aluminum has no place within earth’s biota, it’s still present in many of our medications, our food, and even in the water that we drink due to contamination since the industrial revolution. Aluminum inside the body is a new phenomenon and still understudied. Again, there is a threshold, and aluminum that is injected via vaccines doesn’t exit the body–there is strong evidence that it remains inside the body and ends up in distant organs and eventually inside of the brain. If you want to access more studies on that topic, you can read this article I published that provides them and goes into more detail. You can also watch this interview with Christopher Exley, where he also points to that fact.
A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has shown that multiple popular infant prescriptions are contaminated with aluminum. You may be asking how much aluminum, but the authors make it a point to stress that there are no safe amounts of aluminum levels that can be inside of a human body, let alone a newborn baby. That being said, the amounts found are listed within the abstract of the study:
Historical and recent data demonstrate that off-the-shelf infant formulas are heavily contaminated with aluminium. The origin of this contamination remains to be elucidated though may be imported via ingredients, packaging and processing. Specialised infant formulas exist to address health issues, such as low birth weight, allergy or intolerance and medical conditions, such as renal insufficiency. The aluminium content of these prescription infant formulas is measured here for the first time. We obtained 24 prescription infant formulas through a paediatric clinic and measured their total aluminium content by transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry following microwave assisted acid/peroxide digestion. The aluminium content of ready-to-drink formulas ranged from 49.9 (33.7) to 1956.3 (111.0) μg/L. The most heavily contaminated products were those designed as nutritional supplements for infants struggling to gain weight. The aluminium content of powdered formulas ranged from 0.27 (0.04) to 3.27 (0.19) μg/g. The most heavily contaminated products tended to be those addressing allergies and intolerance. Prescription infant formulas are contaminated with aluminium.
Another very important point made right off the bat by the authors:
Human exposure to aluminium is a serious health concern. Aluminium exposure in infants is understandably a burgeoning issue. While infant exposure to aluminium continues to be documented, its consequences, immediate and in the future, have received only scant attention and research is required to understand the biological availability of aluminium through formula feeding. For example, how much aluminium is absorbed across the neonate gut and its subsequent fate, including excretion.
There is already too much aluminium in infant formulas and herein we have measured its content in a large number of prescription formulas, products which are fed to vulnerable infants in their first months of life. Many of these products are heavily contaminated with aluminium.
As for the specific infant formulas, you can refer to the study. The researchers obtained 24 prescription infant formulas via the Paediatric Clinic of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, United Kingdom. The ready-to-drink and powdered products were new, ready-to-be used and unopened samples. These formulas are for babies with some sort of growth restriction, like for preterm infants or infants who have poor weight gain. There were also powdered formulas for allergies and intolerances and powdered formulas with additional amino acids.
The authors contacted each manufacturer and expressed that they denied knowing that there was any aluminum in their products, which means it’s still a mystery as to their source. The authors hypothesize on a number of ways that aluminum could be entering into the formulas.
In their conclusion, the authors emphasize that:
Where possible, breast milk feeding should be prioritised, as the aluminium content of breast milk is invariably an order of magnitude lower than in formula feeds. Where infant formulas are the only source of nutrition for many infants in their first weeks and months of life, aluminium ingested in formula feeds will be the major contributor to their body burden of aluminium. The last thing that vulnerable infants fed specialised formulas for their specific nutritional/medicinal need is additional aluminium in their diet.
There is a lot of information out there on how a person can detox from aluminum and other heavy metals. There are multiple studies, and based on what I’ve looked into, water with high amounts of Silica are effective in draining aluminum out of your body and brain. Herbs like cilantro and substances like chlorella and spirulina are also great for removing some metals. The information is out there, so be sure to do your research.
It’s concerning to think about what these corporations are doing. Again, aluminum should hold no place in our society, it should’ve remained well below our surface as part of the Earth’s crust for a reason. It wasn’t until humans began digging it out and using it for a number of things, irresponsibly I might add, that we started to see the health implications which still go largely ignored by the medical community.
In fact, heavy metal accumulation and detoxification of aluminum haven’t been addressed at all, which is odd given the fact that heavy metal accumulation is linked to a variety of diseases.
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore is a case study in what can happen when nature-inspired design is applied to the medical setting to promote healing.
There are many studies that show the healing benefits of nature and the effects it has on our health & well-being. What if all hospitals integrated a more conscious approach to healing?
Lush garden views and natural landscapes aren’t usually the first thing you envision when you think of hospitals, but Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore is changing all of that.
When it comes to reenvisioning healthcare and the mental state of those who are admitted, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is really advancing how we care for those who have fallen ill. Whether it is due to lack of prior proper care, one’s diet & lifestyle, or a stagnancy to one’s energy creating blockages — and in turn illness — it is important that we look at this field and industry (medical/healthcare) as one of the most crucial for shifting humanity.
The Green Treatment
As MindBodyGreen reports, “In 2005, CPG Corporate, a Singapore-based design firm, was tasked with creating a hospital that actually lowered visitors’ blood pressure. ‘How do we challenge the idea of a hospital to deinstitutionalize it and make it look, smell, and feel, unlike a hospital?’ Jerry Ong Chin-Po, an architect who worked on the project, told mbg of the initial challenge. ‘We felt the best way to do it was to integrate nature into the space.'”
The hospital, which opened its doors in 2010 and now serves 800,000 residents in northern Singapore, has masked the smell of medicine and chemicals with over 700 species of fragrant native plants. In the lobby, sounds of machines are drowned out by bird species in the central courtyard. And instead of walking through sterile white hallways, patients, caretakers, and the occasional butterfly navigate the space on outdoor bridges wrapped in greenery.
In Singapore, medical buildings have multiple tiers of patient rooms (it’s part of how the country maintains its famously cheap health care). Some are private and have air conditioning; others have up to five beds and rely on natural ventilation. In order to ensure that all patients feel comfortable—regardless of how much they’re paying to be there—Chin-Po’s team again leaned on nature. They installed new windows that could be opened wider to allow for more airflow and made sure that every patient could see greenery from their bed, even if it was just a planter box on the other side of their window.
At mealtimes, patients are given organic food grown in a massive rooftop garden, and everyone fills their plates with fruits and veggies on the weekly, hospital-wide Meatless Mondays. ‘We always bring this idea of creating a total healing environment,’ Chin-Po says. ‘Not just for the patients but for the caregivers and staff as well. It’s all part of the whole system.’
This is the healing power of nature and community.
Image by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
And so the next question is, with all of the greenery, community and natural light, are patients healing more rapidly at this futuristic hospital? Well, it is reported that while there is still not sufficient evidence to back this claim, Chin-Po says that anecdotally, patients seem to appreciate the hospital’s unique design and are actually willing to pay more to go there than other hospitals in the area.
And, though it’s not extensive, there is a body of research showing that greenery and natural light do aid in recovery. One 2008 study found that patients who had plants in their rooms had lower blood pressure and reported less pain, anxiety, and fatigue than patients who didn’t. Another one back from 1984 concluded that hospital rooms that had windows overlooking nature helped patients recover from surgery quicker than ones that faced brick walls. Outside of a clinical setting, spending time around nature has been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stress.
As more of those around us seem to fall ill, it is important to look at alternative ways of healing. Whether it is holistic, alternative, or simply nature itself, it is steps like this hospital is taking that are really going to create the shift we need as a collective. We are lovers of the outdoors by nature, and though our current society and system seem to have us forgetting to step outside and ground, it is key to our longevity on this planet.
From the Sun itself being our best source of vitamin D to the very oxygen we breathe being gifted to us through trees, we owe a lot to nature.
Remember, sick or not, it is in our best interest to take time out in nature to nurture both our Soul & our bodies. This hospital is just the beginning of a great remembrance back to real self care.
As the Children’s Health Defense eBook, Conflicts of Interest Undermine Children’s Health, tries to make clear, the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) in 1986 was a watershed event that emboldened vaccine manufacturers and their public- and private-sector accomplices—notably the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—to systematically hide the serious damage caused by vaccines. In addition to making a mockery of pre-licensing safety testing and post-marketing surveillance, these entities have regularly manipulated (or destroyed) data to exaggerate both the benefits and effectiveness of vaccination. Manufacturers have also used their money and power to subordinate the mainstream media, medical journalsand front groups, making it possible to publish and broadcast deceptive studies that whitewash questions inconvenient to the financial bottom line.
From multiple standpoints—not least of which is children’s dismal state of health—the status quo is untenable. Three of the most urgent steps to be taken include repealing the NCVIA, eliminating vaccine mandates (making both childhood and adult vaccination voluntary) and addressing conflicts of interest by establishing a fully transparent and independent vaccine safety commission.
Repeal the NCVIA
The NCVIA has been an unmitigated disaster. As New York University law professor Mary Holland has written, the Act’s passage has allowed the government and vaccine manufacturers to ride roughshod over three important legal protections:
Free and informed consent to an invasive medical procedure
Accurate and complete information about vaccine ingredients and possible side effects
The right to sue manufacturers and medical practitioners directly in the event of injury.
According to Holland, the absence of these legal protections for vaccination is “striking” compared to “almost all other medical interventions.”
The legal protections are interrelated. For example, an individual cannot exercise truly informed consent unless he or she has access to full and unbiased information. Recognizing this, one provision of the NCVIA was a mandate for the CDC to develop (and health care providers to distribute) patient education materials about vaccine risks and benefits. However, not only has the CDC repeatedly dumbed down the materials in a variety of ways, but research suggests that many doctors do not comply with the legal requirement to hand out (much less discuss) them. Instead, providers and the media continue to blandly assure the public that vaccine injuries are a “one in a million” event, never mentioning that 99% of vaccine injuries go unreported. Under the circumstances, no meaningful assessment of vaccine risks is possible.
Research shows that by eliminating consumers’ ability to sue, the NCVIA has had a tangibly negative effect on vaccine safety. After an extensive analysis of nationwide and state-level U.S. data, a researcher reported in 2017 that vaccines licensed after NCVIA’s passage were associated with “a significantly higher incidence of adverse events” compared to vaccines licensed prior to the law’s passage. The researcher concluded that “product safety deteriorates when consumers are no longer able to sue manufacturers.” Repealing the NCVIA and reinstating product liability would not solve all of the ethical problems that permeate the pharmaceutical industry’s business culture, but it could curtail the “free-for-all” environment that has prevailed since 1986 and might incentivize manufacturers to treat vaccines in the same way as drugs and put safety on somewhat of a more even footing with profits.
NCVIA repeal would also draw greater attention to the exorbitant financial stress experienced by vaccine-injured individuals and families. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) not only has “failed to compensate generously” but, far more often than not, does not compensate at all. Holland and others have identified many factors contributing to the low levels of vaccine injury compensation, including:
Public and medical ignorance about vaccine injury
Ignorance about the NVICP
The NVICP’s three-year statute of limitations
An adversarial litigation context
Inconsistent judgments by the vaccine court
Delayed and below-market compensation for attorneys and medical experts
Medical expert fear of “anti-vaccine” stigma
Unavailability of medical documentation
An impossibly high burden of proof for most types of injuries
Despite the NCVIA legislation’s focus on childhood vaccines, 71% of compensated claims have been for vaccine injuries in adults, leaving many vaccine-injured children and their families out in the financial cold. In the only study ever to explore petitioners’ experiences with the NVICP, petitioners described the vaccine injury claims process as “confusing, time-consuming, too lengthy, and traumatic,” and about half rated the award amount as “inadequate to cover past and future medical care.” In short, whereas Congress marketed the NVICP as a speedy, non-adversarial, no-fault compensation mechanism that would free the injured of the need to prove vaccine-related causation, it has turned out to be slow and litigious, requiring proof of causation for more than 90% of claims filed. As one individual familiar with the system has stated, “even when cases are fairly simple, ‘the government will fight.’”
Vaccine proponents and medical ethicists have proven themselves willing to blur the lines of informed consent in multiple ways, arguing, for example, that “adolescent autonomy” and improved vaccine uptake justify eliminating parental consent requirements for HPV vaccination in preteens and adolescents. This argument prevailed in California in 2011 when then-Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing minors as young as 12 to consent on their own to the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines.
Compulsory vaccination policies in the U.S. have not had positive results. Instead, they have given rise to a wide variety of unintended and undesirable consequences, including unnecessary vaccinations that have wreaked havoc with children’s normal immune system development; unsafe vaccines; inadequate warnings about vaccine risks; conflicts of interest in national vaccine policy; insufficient compensation for the vaccine-injured; and an alarming decline in children’s health and well-being.
Research shows that there is no relationship “between mandatory vaccination and rates of childhood immunization.” Rather than trying to corral the small percentage of individuals who are currently eligible for medical, religious or philosophical vaccine exemptions into a “vaccinate-at-all-costs” police-state dragnet, the U.S. should recommit to international principles of informed consent and make all vaccines voluntary. Unfortunately, there is an accelerating trend toward greater use of mandates and “other legal instruments” not only in the U.S. but also in Europe. There, some experts have cautioned that legal sanctions are being applied by “those who want to punish a country—or, in the case of vaccinations, a citizen—that deviates from the norm.” These experts warn that mandates often have a high cost in the court of public opinion.
Address Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of interest—far from being occasional aberrations—are part and parcel of the U.S. vaccination program, and they have had a decisive and negative impact on children’s health. Over the years since the passage of the NCVIA, a handful of courageous legislators—troubled by the “cozy corporate alliances” that exist between industry and captured federal regulators—have put forth pleas for an objective and non-conflicted vaccine safety commission to investigate and resolve safety problems. Some researchers, likewise, have called for an independent National Vaccine Safety Board—separate from the CDC or any branch of government—to “ensure optimal vaccine safety.” A 2006 editorial in Nature concurred that in light of waning public confidence in vaccine safety, a strong case could be made for establishing a “well-resourced independent national agency that commands the trust of both the government and the public in matters of health protection.”
In early 2017, Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. discussed the creation of a vaccine safety commission with then-president-elect Trump and also met with high-level National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials. The Trump administration chose not to pursue the idea, despite the glaring need to introduce transparency to the U.S. vaccination program.
In March, 2018, Children’s Health Defense took to the halls of Congress and shared its multi-pronged Vaccine Safety Project with every member, arguing (among other actions) for the need to:
subject vaccines to a scientifically rigorous approval process,
require reporting of vaccine adverse events,
ensure that all parties involved with federal vaccine approvals and recommendations are free from conflicts of interest and
support fully informed consent and individual rights to refuse vaccination.
Hopefully, concerned parents, health care professionals, legislators and others will lend their voices to these reasonable requests so that conflicts of interest can be abolished once and for all, and sound science—rather than deep pockets—can form the basis of vaccine policy-making.
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