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(MSNBC)   Seven real life science conspiracies\mysteries. Scully and Mulder are on the case   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 46
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2008-07-25 12:34:48 PM  
I predict there will be some level of backslash against this headline from the punctuation Nazis.
 
2008-07-25 12:44:00 PM  
Yeah, just look at that disgustingly bad use of a slashy.

/Wow, you were right! you must have E.S.P.
 
2008-07-25 12:48:24 PM  
i object to the classification of any of these as 'science'
 
2008-07-25 12:51:15 PM  
I object to clicking through 8 pages of this crap.
 
2008-07-25 12:54:34 PM  
It is just me or is Gillian Anderson even hotter now than when she was last playing Scully?
 
2008-07-25 12:58:33 PM  
fizzix_is_fun: i object to the classification of any of these as 'science'

This, but with the possible exception of the Wow Signal. All the rest is total crap, however.
 
2008-07-25 01:00:14 PM  
The Wow Signal
Aug. 15, 1977

This is easily explainable, just the aliens signaling Elvis to come home. He had to pack his things that night and of course left the next day.
 
2008-07-25 01:05:10 PM  
On the zombie one you would think they would mention that Davis didn't conclude it was the living dead but instead a powerful culture conditioning coupled with the use of potent neurotoxins that place the "deceased" in a death-like (but not death) state. No living dead just weird social phenomena and pharmaceuticals.
 
2008-07-25 01:05:20 PM  
Bevets saying "Evolutionism" is one in 5...4....3...
 
2008-07-25 01:06:50 PM  
I notice they didn't tackle the mystery of how long UPN managed to stay on the air...
 
2008-07-25 01:08:16 PM  
Another good one: The Hum (new window)
 
2008-07-25 01:08:49 PM  
is the female orgasm on the list?

/DNTFA
 
2008-07-25 01:16:58 PM  
I refuse to click through any more lists.
 
2008-07-25 01:20:53 PM  
Seven? Seven, Submitter?????

I only counted six.

/Moderate fail
\\Backslashies!
 
2008-07-25 01:26:30 PM  
cycotica: Seven? Seven, Submitter?????

I only counted six.


It's a conspiracy!
 
2008-07-25 01:33:14 PM  
i218.photobucket.com

Of course you forget, Peter. I was present at an undersea, unexplained mass sponge migration.
 
2008-07-25 01:48:59 PM  
Here's the real truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.
 
2008-07-25 02:03:31 PM  
Ahh... claims of bigfoot and the Roswell incident. Should I have expected any more from a popular news outlet?
 
2008-07-25 02:07:41 PM  
I'd put crop circles as a more likely sign of alien life than the "Wow!" signal.
 
2008-07-25 02:08:15 PM  
TheGreyPiper: I'd put crop circles as a more likely sign of alien life than the "Wow!" signal.

uhhh....
 
2008-07-25 02:10:17 PM  
sxacho: Here's the real truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.

Jeebus xmas, was that a gag or for real? The "untouched photo"?
 
2008-07-25 02:11:28 PM  
Hrm... here's my conspiracy theory back up with no evidence. The company that owns MSNBC also owns the X-Files movie?

/don't want to look it up
//tinfoil hat on!
 
2008-07-25 02:16:10 PM  
TheGreyPiper: sxacho: Here's the real truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.

Jeebus xmas, was that a gag or for real? The "untouched photo"?


I refuse to read websites that use giant multi-coloured fonts.
 
2008-07-25 02:17:16 PM  
sxacho: Here's the real truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.

Ok that just got retarded halfway through
 
2008-07-25 02:20:31 PM  
It is a mystery why people keep posting these one-page-per-item lists. I know why they make them, to up the eyeball-click count, but who is posting them here on fark? Out yourself, advertisingmitter.

/At least don't do it again.
 
2008-07-25 02:20:58 PM  
TheGreyPiper: sxacho: Here's the real truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.

Jeebus xmas, was that a gag or for real? The "untouched photo"?


It's totally real, can't you read? Dumbass
 
2008-07-25 02:32:23 PM  
Shostie: Another good one: The Hum (new window)

There's that, and also Bloop, as well as Slow Down
 
2008-07-25 02:40:55 PM  
This thread needs more Scully, STAT!! (and more Mulder, for the sake of equal drooling rights)

www.telegraph.co.uk22.img.v4.skyrock.comblogs.amctv.comcontent6.flixster.com
 
2008-07-25 02:51:05 PM  
meat0918: It is just me or is Gillian Anderson even hotter now than when she was last playing Scully?

Gillian Anderson was unwittingly exposed to a secret government experiment while researching her role for the X-Files. Due to a heavy dose of milfium particles, she is now actually aging backwards!
 
2008-07-25 04:11:28 PM  
The best part of conspiracy theories is that there is no way to disprove them. People claim that we have aliens at Area 51. If the Government took these conspiracy kooks and walked them through area 51 and let them go through all their files, the kooks would still claim a coverup and accuse the gov of hiding the spaceships/paperwork/plans. These theories won't die because they won't let them die. It's a bunch of bullshiat. But they're funny to watch and listen to. Sometimes.
 
2008-07-25 04:41:54 PM  
MSNBC's science editor has multiple degrees from the Creation Institute -- or as soon as the printer is fixed.
 
2008-07-25 04:42:09 PM  
Can anybody explain the WOW Signal one? I don't understand the letters and numbers from radio data thing...
 
2008-07-25 05:02:21 PM  
Fact Man: Can anybody explain the WOW Signal one? I don't understand the letters and numbers from radio data thing...

Here're the technical details of the signal.
 
2008-07-25 05:04:51 PM  
Mulder and Scully never investigated Bigfoot. The creature was mentioned a couple of times while discussing theories but they never had a case where they set out to find bigfoot. And there were never any creatures in all the X-files episodes that matched a bigfoot description.
 
2008-07-25 05:23:22 PM  
acchief: Mulder and Scully never investigated Bigfoot. The creature was mentioned a couple of times while discussing theories but they never had a case where they set out to find bigfoot. And there were never any creatures in all the X-files episodes that matched a bigfoot description.

missgeeky.com
 
2008-07-25 05:24:41 PM  
Fleet: Fact Man: Can anybody explain the WOW Signal one? I don't understand the letters and numbers from radio data thing...

Here're the technical details of the signal.


Ah, thanks. That is kind of odd.
 
2008-07-25 06:35:05 PM  
was anyone else at least a little disappointed in the new x-files movie? oh wait, no one went to the midnight show except me so no one has seen it yet. huh.
 
2008-07-25 07:21:28 PM  
these mysteries are cool.

anyone got more?

/loving learning about the Wow! signal.
 
2008-07-25 09:09:30 PM  
The answer is Jesus x 7!
 
2008-07-25 09:28:25 PM  
entropic_existence: On the zombie one you would think they would mention that Davis didn't conclude it was the living dead but instead a powerful culture conditioning coupled with the use of potent neurotoxins that place the "deceased" in a death-like (but not death) state. No living dead just weird social phenomena and pharmaceuticals.

THIS
 
2008-07-25 11:47:52 PM  
jgbrowning: Hrm... here's my conspiracy theory back up with no evidence. The company that owns MSNBC also owns the X-Files movie?

Um, nope. X-Files, as you may recall, is a Fox show, and the movie is thus a Fox release. All the Fox stuff is owned by Newscorp. MSNBC, not surprisingly, is owned by NBC Universal, which is owned by GE. Microsoft is also a half-owner in MSNBC.
 
2008-07-26 12:05:04 AM  
Interesting but 7 slow-loading shiatty pages is a bit much.
Anywhooooo....

1943: The Philadelphia Experiment
The story sounds bizarre: On Oct. 28, 1943, the U.S. Navy purportedly teleported the USS Eldridge, shown in this image, from Philadelphia to Norfolk, Va., and back again during an invisibility test that went awry. Participants in the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment" were subsequently brainwashed to keep the details of the mishap fuzzy. The military denies the allegations - but for some, that only serves to validate the conspiracy. The Skeptics Dictionary did some sleuthing and found the account "a mixture of fact, fiction, speculation and madness." A kernel of truth about the U.S. Navy experimenting with ways to make their ships invisible to magnetic field mines seems to have been twisted, spun and embellished to the tale of teleportation. The ship, however, may have sailed between Philadelphia and Norfolk via an inland channel, cutting a two-day journey to just six hours, according to a source. That supposedly explains the near-simultaneous sightings in both ports of call.

1947: The Roswell Incident
On July 7, 1947, strange, unidentifiable material was recovered by a rancher outside the city of Roswell, N.M. Was it debris from a crashed spaceship or a top-secret military experiment gone sour? The debate has waxed and waned for more than 60 years. In the process, Roswell has become synonymous with all things UFO and attracts thousands of tourists and millions of their dollars each year. The U.S. government considers the "Roswell Incident" a closed case - saying the debris was from a wrecked high-altitude balloon launched to spy on the Soviets. Subsequent reports of alien bodies are attributed to a combination of bad wartime memories, hoaxes and humanlike test dummies dropped from planes. UFO enthusiasts, however, remain unconvinced. The unquestionably fake "alien" in this picture is the most popular exhibit at a UFO museum in Roswell.

1962: A real-life zombie?
Zombies, such as the one in the photo here from "Diary of the Dead," are fixtures in the movies. But are there real ones, too? Yes, according to ethnobotanist Wade Davis. In his 1985 book "The Serpent and the Rainbow," he investigates zombification and vodoun culture in Haiti and uncovers the strange tale of Clairvius Narcisse. The man was pronounced dead on May 2, 1962, three days after he had checked into a hospital complaining of flulike symptoms and coughing up blood. Eighteen years later, Narcisse presented himself to his long-lost sister with a boyhood nickname that only family knew. His said he had been drugged, recovered by a zombie master and forced to work alongside other zombies on a sugar plantation. When his master died, Narcisse escaped and wandered the countryside for 16 years, eventually stumbling into his sister at a market. Skeptics question the scientific rigor behind the Davis' investigation, however, casting a shadow of doubt on the tale.

1977: The Wow Signal
On Aug. 15, 1977, astronomer Jerry Ehman circled a string of code on a printout of radio data from Ohio State University's Big Ear Radio Observatory, shown here, and scribbled "Wow!" in the margin. The code - "6EQUJ5" - bears the hallmarks of an alien broadcast. But whether the string, known as the "Wow Signal," is E.T.'s calling card or human-made interference remains unknown. Repeated attempts to detect the signal again have failed. Nor has a terrestrial source been identified. In a 2007 interview with msnbc.com's Alan Boyle, Ehman said, "We can't draw any conclusion other than it still allows for the possibility that it was a signal from an extraterrestrial civilization."

2002: 'Signs' and crop circles
In August 2002, M. Knight Shyamalan's movie "Signs" brought crop circles to the big screen and fueled the debate over whether all the artistic formations that appear in the dark of night are the work of tricksters. Some people believe that some of the designs pressed into fields of wheat, barley and other grains are imprints from spaceships or other phenomena such as ionized plasma whirlwinds. Though circle makers have been caught plank-footed, and others have admitted to their deeds after the fact, believers in the paranormal are convinced that humans are not the only forces at work in the fields.

2007: Is Bigfoot back?
On Sept. 16, 2007, a camera snapped the latest in a decades-long string of well-publicized images supposedly showing the hairy, towering apelike creature known as "Bigfoot." The picture, shown here, was made with a hunter's automatic camera that he set up in the Pennsylvania woods to snap photos of deer. Wildlife experts identified the furry thing as a bear with a bad case of mange, but the sighting allowed the Bigfoot story to live for another day. While skeptics largely dismiss tales of the hairy beast as hoaxes and misinterpretations, hundreds of people are dedicated to finding hard proof that the mysterious creature exists. Among their ranks is Jeffry Meldrum, a tenured anatomy professor at Idaho State University who spends many of his days studying alleged plaster casts of Bigfoot footprints.
 
2008-07-26 02:10:58 AM  
Nimnom: The answer is Jesus x 7!

No, no...the answer is 42!
 
2008-07-26 08:48:54 AM  
The answer is in here...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-07-26 08:57:23 AM  
First......
Gillian Anderson cleavage pic. om nom nom nom
*has a blank stare and drools for about half an hour*

Ok now that is done.
The point!

The writer who wrote that article obvious doesn't know the conspiracy community there is alot juicer (and down right surreal to the point you wonder how they even function with their level of paranoia) CT's/mysteries out there.
 
2008-07-27 07:22:58 PM  
I'm not saying I believe in Bigfoot. But that picture does not look like a bear to me. It looks more like Ron Jeremy stumbling around in the woods after a bender.
 
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