Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Loch Ness Monster - Again

There are hundreds of places around the world where sea monsters resembling pleisiosaurs and other dimosaurs are routinely reported. But according to science, the dinosaurs all died out millions of years ago.

But there's an argument to be made for their continued existence. Dozens of species of plants, insects, crocodilians, and sea creatures have survived one or more of the major extinction events throughout the last 450 million years. If that's the case, then the possibility does exist that some of the dinosaurs may have survived in one place or another.

If you'd like to know more, click here

Saturday, April 11, 2009

What’s so Mysterious About the Phaistos Disc?

The Phaistos Disc is a real head-scratcher. In fact, at somewhere around 3700 years of age, this mysterious little clay tablet is, as of now, the oldest printed document in the world. Its 45 separate symbols were created by pressing stamps into the wet clay.

Would anyone have gone to the trouble of creating 45 stamps just to imprint one small clay document? Logically, the answer has to be no. It is likely, then, that at least several, and perhaps many of these documents were produced. But only one has turned up so far. Where are the others?

If you would like more information about this odd little artifact, which is currently in the Iraklion Archaeological Museum, click here

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Great Site About Lake Monsters

While working on an article about the Loch Ness Monster, I came across this web site. It's a massive encyclopedia detailing lake monsters around the world, including many you may not have heard of before. If you're interested in finding out more about these critters, just click here