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Category: Mysteries

Hauntings

Is This Really Haunted – The Oaks Homestead

The Oaks homestead in Oakhurst New South Wales, Australia, is one place full of paranormal activity – allegedly. It has been investigated by paranormal teams who have all reported the place is a hive of activity, but one top team in Australia reports is a lot more realistic.

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The Owner of the Oaks is continually experiencing the increase in activity and paranormal phenomena. The property is steeped in history and the activity has been going on for many years.

‘The Oaks’. It is a magnificent, two-storey building, built between 1895-1897 by William Golding. Many people have experienced many aspects of a plethora of paranormal phenomena such as;

  1. Apparitions – Many have reported seeing the apparition of a young girl age range of about 8-9 years old. She has been seen wandering around the home and upon the surrounding bushland. The current owner has also confirmed the siting of a grave within the local bushland.
  2. Audible Phenomena – The staff of the home have heard their names being called clearly when they were the only people within the home. Footsteps have also been heard in the night. At first, the owner thought there may have been intruders in the home.
  3. Emotional Intrusion – There have been several reports of people feeling fearful, anxious and uneasy as well as feeling off balance physically.
  4. Electricity Issues – These are frequently reported as issues.

West Sydney Paranormal EVP

The team at WSP (West Sydney Paranormal) did manage to catch some EVP of the home. There are voices, knocking, and other strange sounds.

via The Oaks Historic Homestead – WestSydneyParanormal

Some members of the team also claimed to have witnessed a shadow figure in a bedroom on the lower levels of the home.

You have to make up your mind if this is enough to pique your interest as the group were unable to document anything of any substantial paranormal aspects. One thing to note is that many old homes need much repair and sometimes the owners of the said homes find that opening to paranormal events can help alleviate that issue. Nevertheless, there are places where the phenomena is substantial and much more activity is being recorded. Is there a place where there is a lot of paranormal activity that you would like to report. Contact us at paranormal daily news.

There are plenty places to investigate but as with anything in life, make sure you take the relevant precautions to ensure your safety at all times. The paranormal world is a dangerous place to tread.

via The Oaks Historic Homestead – WestSydneyParanormal

To find out more about WSPR (West Sidney Paranormal Group)

Mysteries

The History Of The Spirit Board

The history of the spirit board

The spirit board was borne of the belief that people could communicate with the spirits of the dead. Such spiritualism whish caught the attention of the masses in the 19th century about there. The spirit board, started based on the history of the talking board. In the years of about 1840, precisely in 1848, there was a supernatural occurrence in New York. This  was when a pair of sisters, namely Margaret fox and Kate Fox, made contact with the spirits of those had passed on. Such an occurrence where live human being could make active communication with their long gone companions was received with great enthusiasm and this, not only did it intrigue many people but it enraptured them to know that such a contact with spirits of the dead could even be made. The treasures were those who’s gift was speaking  to the spirits of the dead were considered valuable and their gifts were priceless. The mediums were a unique category into which only people with that gift of communication with souls that are long gone.

There was the invention of many interesting ways which the dead’s spirits used the mediums to communicate to the living. All these methods of communication with the living were methods invented by the mediums themselves. One among those ways was table tipping. The ones who sought to communicate with the spirits of the dead, would lightly put their fingers on the table and as a message came through from the world of the dead, the table would tip over and knock upon the floor on the letters of the alphabet that had been called. The mediums could use less noisy methods of communication with the spirits of the dead through jotting done of the messages which came across from the land of the dead through the channeling mediums. The tool developed from a pencil into a planchette which was heart shaped. The mediums came to find out that the planchette could serve the purpose of a pointer and that was the discovery leading down to the path paving way for the board which was later to be known as the talking board.

The challenge that accompanied the discovery of the planchette was the difficulty it posed in writing for it turned out to be a very burdensome challenge just keeping the planchette lodged onto the piece of paper upon which the writing was to be made. The challenges the mediums faced in getting the messages written down had them coming up with a wide range of gadgets with alphanumeric characters accompanied by their odd looking pointers and needles. In about 1890, there was what was now referred to as the talking board which had a pointer onto the alphanumeric characters that were being channeled from the spirit through the medium. Later on, the board was converted into a board onto which the letter of the alphabet had been inscribed and the planchette to move over the board as the mediums get information from the spirits of the dead.

Mysteries

The Higgs Boson Particle – A Hidden Reality

The discovery of the Higgs Boson particle by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, cracked a new perspective into how we fundamentally understand the physical world.

What exactly is the Higgs Boson particle?

To understand it, we’ll first ask ourselves “What is mass?” Mass, basically (I’m no physicist, so please forgive the crude explanations), is when you push on an object and you feel resistance from that object as you push it. It’s what makes up something, the amount of matter that constitutes any given object. This, then logically begs the question: “Where does this mass come from?” To which the answer is, obviously, a bunch of different things. Electrons, protons, and a whole slue of sub-atomic particles. The next question is, “Where does the mass of protons and electrons and so forth come from?” And in that question, we get to what exactly the Higgs Boson particle is.

In order to visualize what exactly the Higgs Boson is, imagine that the world is surrounded by an invisible molasses. When electrons, quarks and other sub atomic particles move through space, they pass through this invisible molasses, experiencing resistance. The measure of this resistance would give us the mass of these subatomic particles. This molasses is, essentially, what is known as the Higgs Field. The Higgs Field is made up of Higgs Boson particles. Now, that analogy isn’t perfect, so I’ll have to mention that unlike molasses, the Higgs Field doesn’t not slow sub atomic particles due to friction.

I’m sorry, what? An invisible field

Exactly. For a long time, this theory was thought to be another wild theory on something that humans can’t see with their own eyes. Most of the scientific community laughed off the notion that there was a type of field that was imperceptible to humans. For a long time, no one knew how to even test such a crazy idea, until October 8th, 2013. A group of scientists decided to speed up sub atomic particles to the speed of light, and smash them together.

The idea behind it is that when you smash something together at the speed of light, space—for lack of a better phrase—jiggles a little. When space jiggles, you should be able to see the Higgs Field jiggles as a result. With the right amount of jiggling, a particle is bound to pop off. Really, the big deal is that the chances of a Higgs particle bouncing off is near one in a trillion. As you can see, a lot of scientist thought that even trying something with such infinitesimal chances was a waste of time and resources.  You wouldn’t be alone in that, a lot of scientists ridiculed this notion.

It all changed though, and eventually, against all odds, one of these particles reared its impossible head. This confirmation is important, because is serves to answer one of the most basic questions about human understanding of existence. Based on what the results of this experiment show, we can now begin to understand what, exactly, gives sub atomic particles their mass and how the universe was formed.

This is great, but why should I care?

While you might not be a physicist, the discovery of the Higgs Boson is a classic story of the underdog. When something is right, when it is true, fighting for it against all odds is the only thing that matters. It might take half a trillion tries, but it’s worth it. This lesson is way more important than the discovery of some trivial sub atomic particle. What we can learn in the story of the discovery of the Higgs Boson pushes beyond the findings of a complex physical question. While it might not impact your life to know that there are even tinier particles than atoms, it might behoove you to know that despite what anyone might be telling you, your one idea, thought, or personal project is one step away from fruition.

Mysteries

Secrets Of The Great Pyramid Of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is no secret, and it remains the oldest and largest pyramid on Earth. It’s so old and large, in fact, that it still baffles modern scientists today, who all squabble about how, what, and who could have possibly built this monolithic structure. There are many different theories and ideas about how it could have been constructed with simple prehistoric tools. At the end of the day, there still isn’t one definitive answer to any of those questions—and there probably won’t be for some time. There have been numerous recent findings, however, that have blown all past theories out of the water.

 

Below are some of those uncommon facts, recently discovered, that throw a wrench into our modern understanding of the Great Pyramid in general. The titles are hyperlinked to other sources you can check out, if you want to do further research for yourself, I strongly recommend it!

 

  1. The Pyramid is not a tomb.

 

While the Pyramid of Giza has traditionally been explained as the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, there hasn’t, to date, been any findings of burial equipment or remains that would signify that the pyramid was used as a tomb. Essentially, what they found locked away deep in the heart of the pyramid was an empty granite box. This granite box was constructed with perfect mathematical dimensions, and its stark contents contrast greatly with other sarcophagi dedicated to dead Pharaohs.

 

  1. An 8-Sided Pyramid?!

 

Another mind-blowing discovery, one that modern science still have yet to explain, is the fact that the Great Pyramid is actually eight-sided. When viewed during the Autumn and Spring equinox, the sides of the Pyramid reveal themselves to be slightly concave, splitting each of the four sides in two mathematically equal halves. This begs the question, “If this was built in ancient times, how in the world could they have known all that?”

 

  1. The Pyramid as the center of math.

 

A man by the name of John Taylor in 1859 proposed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built to represent the mathematical phenomena of pi, and the golden ratio, both of which are essentially the foundations of all math on Earth. Taylor found out that if you divide the perimeter of the Great Pyramid by its height, you get pi. Taylor goes on to describe that if you do this same equation with a circle you get the same result, pi, and he argues that the Pyramid was built in order to represent the spherical nature of the Earth. If this is true, it would suggest that the ancient Egyptians understood way more about math, the universe, and space than we originally thought.

 

  1. Ley Lines, anyone?

 

The final, and my favorite uncommon fact about the Pyramid of Giza, is the fact that there are now scientists who believe that the Pyramid of Giza is connected mathematically with multiple different ancient religious sites throughout the world. This train of thought originated from a man named Alfred Watkins, who in 1921, began dancing with the idea that all prehistoric religious sites were lined up in straight lines all across the globe called “ley lines.”

 

If those facts aren’t unsettling, or at least intriguing, then I’m not sure what is. What these simple discoveries show us is that, despite our technology and modern understanding, there are numerous things about our past that we will never quite understand. The best way to approach an answer is to keep an open mind.