Friday, May 21, 2010

The Mutant Animal Corpse
 A corpse on a Canadian beach, revives memories of the infamous "Montauk monster" that was discovered in 2008.Two nurses discovered the animal corpse floating at the edge of a lake while they were walking their dog near the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada.
 The two nurses went home and told some neighbors but when they returned it was gone.

Viral Bats 
A total of nine people have been quarantined including a nine year old girl after a horse died on a farm at Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia yesterday.This is the 14th outbreak since 1994 the first one killed Queensland racehorse trainer Vic Rail who trained the great Vo Rogue.
The Hendra virus has been around since1994 with 41 horses in total dying from this infection in that time.The virus is passed onto them from fruit bat body fluids.

Ball Lightning 

This could be all in your head. Apparently scientists believe that fluctuating magnetic fields created by nearby lightning bolts can trick the brain into thinking that they see this hovering orb of light.It can last a few seconds sometimes a few minutes and it thought to be caused when lightning strikes the ground but the exact cause is not known.
Now it seems the glowing blobs may be a hallucination. Moving charges, in lightning strikes or in wire coiled around a patient's head, generate magnetic fields. A fluctuating magnetic field induces an electric field that, if powerful enough, can make neurons fire in the visual cortex. Pale ovals, bubbles, lines, or patches are sometimes observed by patients who undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Graham K. Hubler, a physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. 
His experience of ball lightning when he was 16. 
He describes seeing a glowing, tennis ball-size formation hovering nearby."It drifted along a few feet above the ground," Hubler recalled, "but when it came inside [the pavilion] it dropped down to the ground and skittered along the floor."
"It made lots of gyrations or oscillations and a hissing sound like boiling water. When it went out the other side [of the pavilion], it climbed back up [several feet off the ground]."
Hubler says the ball behaved as if it had a charge and was following electric field lines along the Earth.

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