Is this the lost city of the Kalahari?
Wind erosion has lead to an incredible discovery through google maps.
Comparable to the Nasca Lines in size, and even more impressive in intricacy, a potential massive lost city or site has been revealed in an area of the “verneukpan” an inhospitable area of salt flats in southern Africa .
For over a year now, a young determined Dutchman has been using Google earth to map the world’s ancient sites, very much a crowd-sourced project, with over 900 place markers so far of sites that are known about and links to Wikipedia articles about them.
Archeomaps is the brainchild of Jaimy Visser, who posted this image yesterday on his facebook page www.facebook.com/Archeomaps after Shaun Kirwen brought it to his attention.
Jaimy had found that in his research he was finding many unexplained circular structures around the globe and started project “Esthar” to try and map these as well, in the process he has found huge areas of desert with evidence of similar ancient civilizations around the globe though none quite as striking as these which bear resemblance to carvings at Knowth , Newgrange, Malta and various other prehistorical sites.
The complex in the image is over five square miles, with less striking patterns spread over around twenty square miles at least.
Jaimy Visser had this to say about the discovery;
I’ve found hundreds of circular ruins worldwide while working on my Esthar Project, but usually in terrains that we wouldn’t even be thinking of settling in nowadays. These spirals are incredibly large, and since it’s been an important symbol for so many cultures throughout history, I don’t think we should rule out the possibility they’re old – very old.
Within hours of the posting the image has reached as far as Michael Tellinger the renowned ancient investigator, who could barely contain his excitement;
“Well done guys – this is a huge new step and an exciting page in the Vanished Civilisations of southern Africa – this is one of the most exiting discoveries since the Nazca Lines. I will dive right into this and its connections to the stone circles and Adam’s Calendar. You may have found the evidence of the Lost City of the Kalahari”
We eagerly await some confirmation from the ground of what these formations are, there are no records on the internet about these that we can find. apparently they were not visible on google earth in 2006, so either they are man made. very recently , or revealed by erosion and very very ancient. The spirals resemble markings on the most ancient human sites around the globe. When did our ancient history become so exciting ?
GO Look for yourself.. copy these co-ordinates into google maps, and see if you can find an explanation -30° 0′ 21.64″, +21° 6′ 21.69″
Written By tap taru on Friday, May 10, 2013 | 2:58 PM
Is this the lost city of the Kalahari?
Written By tap taru on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 3:56 PM
Five climbers have been killed after one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes erupted - leaving more than a dozen others trapped.
Rescue teams and helicopters were sent to the centre of the country as huge rocks and ash began pouring out of Mayon volcano early on Tuesday morning.
Albay provincial Governor Joey Salceda said at least seven people from a group of around 20 mountaineers were injured after being caught by surprise by the sudden eruption.
Clouds have cleared over the volcano, which was quiet later in the morning.
Guide Kenneth Jesalva told ABS-CBN TV network the climbers who died - including a German, an Austrian and a Filipino - were struck by huge rocks.
He said he was in the group that spent the night on the picturesque mountain, known for its almost-perfect cone, when the volcano rumbled back to life and rocks "as big as a living room" came raining down on them - before he rushed back to the base camp to call for help.
Eduardo del Rosario, chief of the national disaster agency, said the injured included foreigners and Filipino guides, with some in a critical condition.
The head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Renato Solidum, said the eruption was normal for the restive Mayon, about 212 miles southeast of the capital Manila.
It has erupted around 40 times during the last 400 years.
It last erupted in 2010, when thousands of residents moved to temporary shelters when the volcano ejected ash across a five-mile zone surrounding the crater.
Mr Solidum said no alert was raised for the volcano following the latest eruption and no evacuation was being planned.
Climbers are not allowed when an alert is up, and it is thought the recent calm may have encouraged this week's trek.
Written By tap taru on Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 5:59 PM
The Eta Aquarids might be the best meteor shower that you've never heard of. This shower is caused by flecks of dust released from the nucleus of Halley's Comet. It stays near full strength for five days — longer than any comparably intense shower — and its meteors are bright and plentiful.
So why isn't it better known?
If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where this is arguably the year's best meteor shower, you've very likely heard of it. But relatively few Eta Aquarids are visible from mid-northern latitudes, where the lion's share of amateur astronomers live. Still, this shower puts on quite a respectable show in the southernmost tier of the United States. And because the meteors are so bright, they're occasionally seen much farther north than that during morning twilight — and even broad daylight.
Conditions are ideal for the Eta Aquarids this year, because the Moon is absent from the sky during the predawn hours. The shower is forecast to peak on the morning of Friday, May 6th, with good activity from the 4th through the 8th.
As the name Eta Aquarids suggests, all of this shower's meteors appear to radiate from a spot near the northeastern corner of the constellation Aquarius. The higher a shower's radiant is in the sky, the more meteors you can see, and you won't see any meteors at all when the radiant is significantly below the horizon.
In the case of the Eta Aquarids, the radiant doesn't rise until long after midnight, and it reaches its highest in the sky well after sunrise. So the best time to watch for meteors is anywhere from one to two hours before sunrise. Earlier than that, the radiant is too low — any later, the sky is too bright.
Written By tap taru on Friday, May 3, 2013 | 3:47 PM
On Tuesday, April 30, we published a story about a passenger plane that nearly collided with a UFO over the Glasgow suburb of Baillieston in December 2012. The pilots reported narrowly missing an unidentified object that was bigger than a balloon and was “blue and yellow (or silver) in colour with a small frontal area.”
The incident was thoroughly investigated by the UK Airprox Board, but the group was unable to identify the UFO. But according to Scotland’s Daily Record, a possible identification has just surfaced.
Helium-filled, remote-controlled shark toy. (Credit: William Mark Corporation)
The Daily Record published a story on Wednesday, May 1 about the near-collision incident. After reading the story, Baillieston resident James Orsmond contacted the Daily Record to report that his son Billy lost his grip on his six-foot-long, helium-filled, remote-controlled shark toy at about the same time the incident with the plane occurred. He explains, “The report said the object was blue and yellow and silvery. I just thought, ‘Aw naw’ because that was the colour of Billy’s remote control shark and it went missing round about the time of the incident.”
A helium-filled, remote-controlled shark toy was also suggested as the likely identification for a UFO captured on video by a twelve-year-old girl in Ohio in March 2012.
Although no official identification has been made regarding the object in Scotland that nearly collided with a plane, Billy’s shark toy is a plausible explanation that fits the description provided by the plane’s pilots.
UFO near-miss: Airliner about to land in Glasgow comes within 300ft of colliding with mystery object in sky
Written By tap taru on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 5:43 PM
AN airliner carrying 180 passengers over Scotland came within just 300ft of colliding with a UFO, an official probe has revealed.
The unidentified flying object – described by the flight crew as “blue, yellow and silver” – loomed ahead of the Airbus A320.
Then it flew underneath the jet before the pilot had any time to react.
Both the plane’s pilots reported seeing the object 300ft ahead when the aircraft was on its final approach to Glasgow Airport.
One immediately told air traffic control: “Not quite sure what it was but it’s definitely quite large and it’s blue and yellow.”
He filed a report when he touched down at Glasgow and said the collision risk was high.
The investigation has ruled out the presence of any aircraft or stray weather balloons, adding to the mystery.
The incident is recorded in an official report by the UK Airprox Board, who probe near-misses.
While air traffic control said they could see nothing else in the area at the time of the incident, the control centre at
Prestwick did detect an “unidentified track history” 1.3 nautical miles east of the A320’s position 28 seconds earlier.
The traffic collision avoidance system on the plane detected nothing.
Last night, UK Airprox confirmed that the pilots had reported the object about 3500ft above Baillieston – 13 miles east of Glasgow Airport.
They said they could not name the airline because “anonimity encourages a robust reporting culture of such events”.
The jet was descending in clear conditions with the sun behind it last December 2, when both the pilot and the non-flying plot saw “an object ‘loom ahead’ at a range of about 100m,” the report said.
It added: “The object passed directly beneath before the crew had time to take avoiding action or had ‘really registered it’.
“They were both agreed that it appeared blue and yellow (or silver) in colour with a small frontal area but that it was ‘bigger than a balloon’.
“The controller stated that he was not talking to anyone else in that area and that nothing was seen on radar.
“A further detailed review of individual radar sources did not yield any conclusive radar data that matched the A320 pilot’s description of the encounter.
“The Air Traffic Control unit’s own radar replay also showed no surveillance traces in the immediate vicinity of the A320 at the time.”
On the ground, the A320 pilot gave a further description to the Glasgow aerodrome controller.
He said: “We seemed to only miss it by a couple of hundred feet – it went directly beneath us.
“Wherever we were when we called it in it was within about 10 seconds. Couldn’t tell what direction it was going but it went right underneath us.”
Asked if he thought it was a glider, the pilot replied: “Well, maybe a microlight – it just looked too big for a balloon.”
But the baffled board ruled a fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter was unlikely, as were a weather balloon or a glider, which were unlikely to be operating in the area. A hang-glider, para-motor, para-glider or parascender were also ruled out.
The report said: “Members were unable to reach a conclusion as to a likely candidate for the conflicting aircraft and it was therefore felt that the Board had insufficient information to determine a cause or risk.”
Aviation expert David Learmount said: “Sometimes airplanes do get too close to each other and if we don’t know how often it happens and under what circumstances, we can’t reduce risk in future.”
Ron Halliday, UFO author and chairman of Scottish Earth Mysteries, said: “This is exciting and intriguing.
“Here we have two professionally dedicated people who both reported seeing a UFO in daylight at such close proximity.”
Written By tap taru on Monday, April 29, 2013 | 7:45 PM
Scientists in Uruguay combined the DNA of a jellyfish with sheep DNA to create the world’s first glow in the dark sheep. The animals were born in Montevideo back in October and the announcement made yesterday The sheep glow when ultra violet light hits them.
Fluorescent gel, extracted from glowing jellyfish, was implanted in the sheep’s DNA.
“Never before have sheep been genetically modified in Latin-America,” one scientist said. “The success puts Uruguay at the highest level in the scientific world.”
The sheep were born last year October. From the outside they look and act like ordinary sheep. Their only difference is that they glow when being covered with ultra violet light.The scientists says their genetic modification had no real specific purpose other than studying the effect of the method used to introduce foreign genes into the DNA of animals.Prior to this modification, cow genes were modified in Argentina and in Brazil the genes of goats were altered. Both genetic modification ‘created’ animals that produce human proteins.
The Pasteur Institute and Uruguayan scientists produced the sheep.
Written By tap taru on Friday, April 26, 2013 | 3:03 PM
The Mars Rover "Spirit" may be gone, but it left us something special to remember it by: a drawing of a giant penis on the surface of the red planet.
It is perhaps the most impressive bit of peen graffiti ever created, and yet it wasn't created by human hands. It's not even here on Earth, in fact, but on Mars, thanks to the efforts of the Mars Rover "Spirit," which did a little spinning and burning in appropriate places to leave its mark on the surface of the planet - and by "leave its mark," I mean "drew a picture of a giant wang." It's legit, too; the image appeared on the Mars Exploration Rovers page of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory website.
And so it sat, harmlessly, until a sharp-eyed reader spied the thing and uploaded it to Reddit with the caption, "Mars Rover = $800m, Team to operate = $1bn. Drawing a penis on the surface of another planet = priceless." The sudden surge of viewers that followed was enough to crash the JPL site for awhile, but NASA was cool about it and even demonstrated a sense of humor by uploading a higher resolution version of the image after the site was back online.
Alas, the giant space schlong was not the result of a rogue AI or a NASA engineer with too much time on his hands. "The truth is much more prosaic. The phallic shape naturally resulted when the six-wheeled Spirit, which was declared dead in 2010, made a turn," Space.com explained. "NASA's currently active Mars rovers - Spirit's twin Opportunity and the much larger Curiosity - have also made similar tracks on the Red Planet."
That's a little disappointing, but on the bright side it means there are actually multiple giant wangs scrawled across the surface of Mars, surely a fitting tribute to humanity's ingenuity. It opens the door to some potentially great new slogans, too. "NASA: We take pics, we leave dicks."
Yeah, I'd be cool with my tax dollars funding that.
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