Archive for the Weird Science Category
I noticed a surface ripple in the Sydney Royal Botanical Garden pond (that spade-shaped surface water body, below), approximately 300 feet from Sydney Harbor. At first I thought it was a snake, but it was clearly an aquatic denizen. I managed these shots below….
Aha! No cryptid or lake monster here. It’s an eel!
FBI has released several documents pertaining to Nikola Tesla, including the famous John Trump (MIT) memo prepared after examination of Tesla’s papers (1943). These are some of the “missing papers” referred to in “Man Out of Time” (M. Cheney, Orig. 1981, Chapter 29).
Link to FILES
Part 03 PDF Download, including the John Trump Memo of Important Documents.
Tesla: Man Out of Time, on Scribd.
A team of scientists with varied backgrounds have suggested that the enigmatic “Tully Monster” fossil organism (late Carboniferous Maxon Creek biota of Illinois) is a proto-lamprey. This is based on analysis of over 1,200 fossils and a weight of evidence approach identifying vertebrate features, including: presence of 1) notochord, 2) gill pouches, 3) myomeres (muscle striations), 4) fins, 5) optic stalks and lobes, and 6) a toothed buccal cavity. In the past this organism was thought to be anything from a worm, gastropod, conodont to arthropod (invertebrates).
Above: Modern reconstruction of Tullimonstrum gregarium, compared to a modern lamprey, Below:
Here are some other historical reconstructions and fossil images.
Field Museum Link
Scientific American Article