Archive for the Weird Science Category

Fireplace Simian

Posted in Miscellania, Weird Science with tags on March 12, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Here’s an example of the “pareidolia” effect where the mind connects the dots and sees faces in random space. Here is a Planet of the Apes gorilla in a burning fireplace log.



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Voodoo Effigy, iPhone 6S+

Posted in Adventure, Weird Science with tags , , , on February 21, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS


Lake Monster?

Posted in Cryptids, Weird Science with tags , , on January 25, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

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….

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Aha!  No cryptid or lake monster here. It’s an eel!

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Plasma Arc

Posted in Miscellania, Weird Science with tags , , on October 20, 2016 by MONSTERMINIONS

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Tesla Documents Released by FBI

Posted in Miscellania, Weird Science with tags , , , on October 4, 2016 by MONSTERMINIONS

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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).

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Link to FILES

Part 03 PDF Download, including the John Trump Memo of Important Documents.

Tesla: Man Out of Time, on Scribd.

Nikola Tesla Statue, Goat Island

Posted in Weird Science with tags on July 10, 2016 by MONSTERMINIONS

Happy 160th!

Tesla_Goat Island

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Tully Monster Solved

Posted in Cryptids, Weird Science with tags , , , , on March 17, 2016 by MONSTERMINIONS

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