Posts Tagged ‘ghost’

Oldest known drawing of a ghost discovered

Oldest known drawing of a ghost discoveredOctober 22, 2021  The tablet was created by the ancient Babylonians. Image Credit: US NavyA depiction of a ghost dating back 3,500 years has been found deep in the vaults of the British Museum.Stories of ghosts and spirits have been around for millennia – as evidenced by the recent […]

Craco: The Abandoned Medieval Ghost Town of Italy

For nearly fifty years, the town of Craco in southern Italy has stood uninhabited. Here, dark windows look out at potential travelers like empty eye sockets and the streets and buildings of this medieval town seem to have literally been vacated overnight, left to crumble in decay. Craco was once a monastic center, a feudal […]

3500-year-old Babylonian Ghost Image Discovered in British Museum Vaults!

What is believed to be the world’s oldest depiction of a ghost has recently been found on a Babylonian tablet, neglected in the vaults of the British Museum in London since its acquisition in the 19th century. Babylonia, which was a magnificent state in ancient Mesopotamia (covering parts of present-day Iraq and Syria), had two […]

Can a Ghost Make You Ill? The Ghost Sickness Belief of the Native American Indians

Ghost sickness is the belief that ghosts are able to cause a living person to fall ill. This particular term is used by the Native Americans, especially amongst the Navajo people. Nevertheless, this belief can also be found in other Native American cultures. Furthermore, this concept is found in other cultures of the world, though […]

UN Security Council condemns Turkish move to reopen Cyprus ghost town Varosha

The UN Security Council has demanded “the immediate reversal” of a unilateral decision by Turkey and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reopen the island’s abandoned suburb of Varosha. Once a tourism hub, Varosha has lain empty and mostly fenced-off since the 1974 invasion that split Cyprus. On Tuesday, Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar announced that a […]

Ani: The Ghost City of 1001 Churches

First mentioned in the 5th century by Armenian chroniclers, the “Ghost City” of Ani was described as a strong fortress on a hilltop that was a possession of the Armenian Kamsarakan dynasty. From this point on and throughout its occupation, the site had a turbulent history: changing hands multiple times, withstanding sieges, massacres, earthquakes, and looting […]

Turkey says part of Cyprus ghost town to reopen; EU, UK, US object

Turkish Cypriot authorities announced on Tuesday a partial reopening of an abandoned town for potential resettlement, drawing a strong rebuke from rival Greek Cypriots of orchestrating a land grab by stealth. Varosha, an eerie collection of derelict high-rise hotels and residences in a military zone nobody has been allowed to enter, has been deserted since […]

Is consciousness the ‘ghost in the machine’ ?

Is consciousness the ‘ghost in the machine’ ? Posted on Saturday, 5 June, 2021 Exactly what is consciousness ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Allan Ajifo For centuries, mankind has struggled to understand the precise nature of human consciousness.Neuropsychologist Peter Halligan of Cardiff University and psychologist David A Oakley of UCL take a closer look […]

Goddess Ninkharsag—Ancient Powerful Mother who Faded into The Holy Ghost

The tale of our creation we know from the Bible is only half the story—one which has been heavily edited. But have you ever wondered how god created male and female in his image? There are other sources that give alternate accounts, filling in missing details or answering questions raised by reading Genesis. The Jews […]

Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on ‘ghost guns’

The Justice Department estimates that more than 23,000 weapons without serial numbers were seized by law enforcement from 2016 to 2020 and were identified in connection with 325 homicides or attempted homicides. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop, and advances in 3-D printing and milling have made it easier […]

Scammers offered ‘ghost’ vaccines to EU countries for 12.7 billion euros – anti-fraud body OLAF

Amid a slow vaccine rollout in the European Union, several of the bloc’s member states say they were contacted by middlemen who offered to sell them some 900 million doses of Covid-19 jabs, EU anti-fraud agency OLAF has revealed. The “alleged intermediaries” were asking for a total of 12.7 billion euros for the vaccines which […]

British Ghost Ship Wrecked In ‘Nightmare Reef’ To Be Investigated

Last year maritime archaeologists in Mexico dived into the wreck of a 200-years-old British ship after it was neglected for almost two decades. But as soon as the current Covid-19 restrictions ease the ship will be explored once more, in an effort to finally identify it. The wreck was originally reported in the late 1990s […]

Washington’s Inauguration is Normally a Ball — Now It’s a ‘Ghost Town With Soldiers’

A US National Guard member patrols on a nearly empty street, days ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, in Washington, DC, US, January 18, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar. Central Washington is an armed fortress, fenced off with razor wire and surrounded by 25,000 National Guard troops ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, […]

The risk that haunts the great powers: the ghost of rebellions

December 15, 2020 By Fabio Reis Vianna for the Saker Blog In a recent article published in the American magazine Foreign Affairs, Christorpher Layne, professor of international relations at the University of Texas, defends the thesis that a hegemonic war between the United States and China, if tensions escalate at the current pace, is not […]

Eisenhower’s Ghost Haunts Biden’s Foreign Policy Team

In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State, Antony  Blinken said, “we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence.” Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden’s foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious […]

Israel’s ‘ghost unit’ for the next war with Hezbollah

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Archaeologists Detect Mystery Late Inhabitant of Scottish Ghost Village

Some villages vanish and never return. Others die but are reborn. What can explain these differences? Archaeologists excavating on the Shetland Northern Atlantic subarctic archipelago, located in the Northern Isles of Scotland, have presented details about a Scottish ghost village that was abandoned after being buried in sand more than 300 years ago. Their discoveries […]

Divers clean ‘ghost nets’ off old WWII submarine in attempt to save marine life

A group of divers have removed the “ghost nets” that were covering a British submarine in the Ionian Sea off Greece in an attempt to save the marine wildlife that frequent it. The HMS Perseus, lost during WWII, lies at a depth of 52 metres between the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos. At least 650,000 […]

Engdahl: ‘Brzezinski’s Ghost’ and Eurasia Geopolitics Today

F. William Engdahl explains how the ‘ghost’ of Zbigniew Brzezinski is shaping Washington’s geopolitics across Eurasia – Russia, China, Iran…all targets on the grand chessboard. IMAGE: North Tehran by day. (Patrick Henningsen @21WIRE) F. William Engdahl New Eastern Outlook One of the most outstanding features of a truly standing-out Trump Presidency to date is how precisely the […]

The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian villages were being actively demolished after their inhabitants were expelled. The letter denounced Israel’s newly-founded Herut […]

Gunboat Diplomacy and the Ghost of Captain Mahan

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U.S. and Chinese navies have been repositioning warships and establishing naval bases as if they were so many pawns on a geopolitical […]

Independent witnesses report silent ghost plane over Ripley, UK which ‘turned the sky dark’

     Separate reports of a mysterious ghost plane have emerged in Derbyshire where witnesses have seen a dark, silent shape’ sweep across the sky. Onlookers have stated they have seen a dark shape in the sky at around 6.45pm on Monday night at different locations across the county. Mark O’Brien believes he saw a quiet, […]

Ghost in the Machine: How Big Pharma Controls Our Perception of Drug Safety and Effectiveness

February 13th, 2018 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Drug Safety and Media Shaped by Big Pharma In this article, we look at the “Ghost in the Machine” – the murderous forces in our health care system that harm patients instead of help them. This article will expose the deceptions that occur in […]

Sailors Found Mysterious GHOST SHIP With Its Whole Crew Dead—What They Discovered Next Was Shocking

Explanations abound as to what caused the crew to die in a most ghastly-seeming way, and then caused the ship to explode suddenly and unexpectedly when rescuers attempted to tow her to port. The Dutch freighter Ourang Medan was traveling through the Straights of Malacca in June, 1947, when the vessel sent out a chilling […]

Breaking: Syrian Army’s 100-hour ghost offensive haunts jihadists out of south Aleppo

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – In an avalanche of major advances throughout Aleppo province’s southern countryside over the last four days, the Syrian Arab Army and allied pro-government militias have chased armed Islamist groups from virtually the entire region. Syrian army-led forces have swept armed rebel factions from southern Aleppo like a specter, blitzing through […]

88-year-old Taiwanese man dies after falling into ghost money pyre

nsnbc : An 88-year-old Taiwanese man who was burning ghost money for deceased good old friends at the closing of ghost month died from […]

Small Town Ohio Cop Shoots Self Blames Ghost

Greece: Magnitude 6.4 earthquake turned Vrissa into a ghost town

nsnbc : The earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale, that struck Greek islands in the Aegean Sea on Monday, has […]

Trump’s Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs In Ghost-Written Senate Letters

A new citizen holds a package of documents during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in Miami. (AP/Wilfredo Lee) Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, […]

Immigrants Are Building Trump A Wall — But Not The One He Wants

Print Friendly Above Photo: Pedro Lopez came to Cleveland to protest from Phoenix, Arizona CLEVELAND, OHIO — Hundreds of immigrant activists and their supporters from as near as Cleveland and as far as Arizona marched on the Republican National Convention arena on Wednesday and erected a wall with their bodies and banners that stretched down several blocks. The fabric […]

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