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The Naga Fireballs

For hundreds of years, villagers in Thailand have believed that a serpent in the Mekong River spits out tens of thousands of egg-sized glowing red orbs to pay homage to Buddha at the end of the Buddhist Lent. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why this strange phenomenon happens at the same time every year, and some people say it’s a long-running hoax, but every year people from all over the world gather to watch the Naga fireballs shoot out of the Mekong river and rise hundreds of feet into the sky before disappearing.
Locals deny a possibility of hoax - Naga fireballs often are observed in very secluded places where the putative "organiser" of fireballs has nearly no chances to impress anyone. It is just weird to imagine countless Thai and Laotian people keeping themselves busy by making illuminations in remote lakes and rivers.
In such circumstances the possibility of fraud seems to be quite low - who would manage to organise such illumination without getting caught in the act? Naga fireballs rose from the river during the hostilities between Thailand and Laos: the border was heavily guarded then and it is little likely that somebody would risk his life to organise the fraud.






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The Hammer of Texas

Made from 96% iron, 2.6% chlorine, and 0.74% sulfur. There are no bubbles in it at all. The quality of which equals or exceeds the quality of any iron found today. No biggie – except it for the nagging point that a team of Archaeologists checked it, and as it turns out, the rock encasing the hammer was dated back more than 140 million years – give or take a few mill. The 2 links below present both sides of the argument. For me this is only one of hundreds of artifacts and foot/hand prints that have shown up in rock or other strange places the world over – How long have we actually been here on this planet?

On June 1936 (or 1934 by some accounts), Max Hahn (1897-1989) and his wife Emma were hiking along Red Creek near London, Texas. It was there that they discovered an artifact which seemed completely out of place. What they found was a unique piece of wood protruding from a rock concretion.
When the rock was broken by their son in 1947, it revealed an iron hammer with a wooden handle. it was completely enclosed in limestone. Geologists are certain: The hammer must be of the same age as the rock layer. However, they estimate the age of the rock at 140 million years. No human life existed at that time. Or did it?
Skeptics have their own possible solution: The “hammer from Texas” was lost by a mine worker in the 19th century. But nevertheless it is a mystery: How did the hammer become enclosed in sedimentary rock so quickly?






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Just saw a short video today & looked a little further into it...
the government basically has had an underground city built into some type of extremely hard rocks in the earth in Virginia for if a nuclear war or something crazy happens. It has its own electricity & plumbing systems, fresh water supply from underground springs, a hospital, apartment housing, transportation system, etc... basically everything anyone could need. It's built to house important people in case of some major crisis, there's a top secret list of people who are guaranteed entry there, the only one 100% for sure is the president, but there's also certain top government & military officials, some civilians & a variety of skilled labor workers.
Also, apparently there's already some government officials who work & live down there maintaining everything for if/when shit goes down.
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One of the routes we ride goes right past the front gate. Needless to say you dont want to have bike problems anywhere near the front gate.
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Ill get my hands of a buddys gopro and do it from the cage, its a road less traveled and no pull off area near the place. Im sure as soon as you stop there are going to be people at the fence watching every move.

Side story on the same topic, used to contract thru AAA roadside and a customer broke down on an exit ramp next to the national reconnaissance office and the whole time I was helping her there were two guys one with a camera and the other with a rifle watching every move I made.

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Ill get my hands of a buddys gopro and do it from the cage, its a road less traveled and no pull off area near the place. Im sure as soon as you stop there are going to be people at the fence watching every move.

Side story on the same topic, used to contract thru AAA roadside and a customer broke down on an exit ramp next to the national reconnaissance office and the whole time I was helping her there were two guys one with a camera and the other with a rifle watching every move I made.
Damn... That's pretty effin' serious



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