Huge mysterious stone spheres on Arctic island leave scientists baffled
Large natural balls in the Franz Josef archipelago leave scientists flummoxed. Visitors to this cosmic landscape named the round rocks ‘footballs of the Gods’. The huge stone balls up to two meters in height are found on appropriately-named Champ island above the polar circle. Perfectly spherical they are scattered all over this northern uninhabited outpost. And at first, it is hard to believe that they are natural and not made by man, or possibly giants. Yet the barren 374 km2 (144 sq miles) island was never inhabited and scientists are sure they are not artificial, even if they cannot agree how they were formed.
The huge stone balls up to two meters in height are found on Champ island above the polar circle.
Similar but smaller stone balls were found last year on Heiss island in the same archipelago.
Russian polar researcher Viktor Boyarsky said of the extraordinary phenomenon: ‘The spheres are made of soft sandstone. You can see that many large balls fell apart into two big halves, and the largest stone on the island is breaking down year by year.‘
Konstantin Zaikov, of the Arctic Federal University, said: ‘They look man-made, but they are in fact stones that were formed thousands of years ago by crystallization and the subsequent magnetization of grains of sand onto the crystal. Sand grains harden and create a fairly dense spherical shape.‘
On Heiss island ‘the spherulites look like round bullets or cannon balls. We found balls of different sizes, but none as big as at Champ island.’
Yet Austrian geologist Sepp Fridhubera claimed the rounded shapes of the rocks were formed underwater and they have an organic core in the center.
As previous reports have noted every geologist seems to have their own theory.
Champ island is named after William S. Champ, a representative of American industrialist William Ziegler who funded a number of pioneering 19th century Arctic explorations. Heiss is a Germanised version of the name Hayes. Isaac Israel Hayes, also American, was an Arctic explorer.
Hurricane Michael Geoengineered? If so, Here’s the Possible Agenda
Hurricane Michael is only the most recent weather weapon launched by the globalist-controlled geoengineers at the U.S. coastline and heartland.
There are multiple reasons why the globalists are directing this Cat. 4 Hurricane at the Florida Panhandle.
Midterm Elections 2018
First and foremost, this superstorm is being sent to Tallahassee, Florida the state capital. Not only will the state government be entirely preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm for many weeks going into the November 6th election, but it will also allow the desperate Democrats to rig the election under cover of chaos and destruction.
The many counties that stretch across North Florida are as Republican RED as any other region in the 50 states. Hence, they have been targeted by the weather warriors just 4 weeks before Election Day, making it very difficult for voters to even make it to the polls, many of which will be blown away. Same for co…
SPACE LIGHTNING OVER TEXAS Northern Fall has arrived. But in West Texas thunderstorms are crackling like it's mid-summer. On October 6th, a powerful squall line swept across Texas, strafing the landscape with bolts of lightning and shooting jellyfish sprites up toward the edge of space. Paul Smith photographed these specimens 165 miles away from the storm in Minco, Oklahoma. "The sprites were fantastic," says Smith. "I photographed quite a few through gaps in clouds before the sky became completely overcast." Sprites are an exotic form of upward-directed lightning--sometimes called "space lightning" because their tendrils can extend to the very top of Earth's atmosphere. You have to be far away to see them over the edges of towering thunderclouds. Smith's distance of 165 miles was just right. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the storm, Thomas Ashcraft photographed the same sprites a similar distance away in New Mexico.
Hurricane Michael evacuee spots trapped uncle's H-E-L-P message on NOAA satellite map As hundreds of rescuers combed the Florida Panhandle for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Amber Gee found her uncle and aunt when she used a government interactive satellite map and spotted their H-E-L-P message on the family's front lawn.
Gee, a mother of a 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, evacuated her home in Callaway, Florida, just south of hard-hit Panama City on Thursday, a day after the category 4 storm made landfall. She assumed her relatives followed suit.
But on Saturday, she was searching the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration interactive satellite map and to her astonishment saw the word H-E-L-P spelled out in logs on her grandmother's lawn in Youngstown, northeast of Panama City.
Her uncle, Ernest Gee, had used trees knocked down by the hurricane to cobble together the S.O.S., she told ABC News on Sunday.
"I was checking on damages in…
Red Alert in France, Massive Flash Floods leave at least 6 dead, schools closed, and roads washed out! Meteo France issued a Red alert for rain and flooding for the department of Aude in southwestern France early Monday, October 15, 2018. The region received exceptional amounts of rain in just several hours, causing major flash flooding in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Up to 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain fell in just 5 hours - that's 4 months' worth of October rain. The Aude river has already reached flood levels not seen in 100 years.
According to a special bulletin released by Météo-France Toulouse at 08:00 UTC (10:00 CET), exceptional rain accumulations, between 150 and 300 mm (6 and 12 inches) were recorded in the region of Carcassonne early October 15.
Trèbes (Aude) recorded 295 mm (11.6 inches), Labastide-Rouairoux (Tarn) 189 mm (7.44 inches), Puycelsi (Tarn) 89 mm (3.50 inches), and Lavaur (Tarn) 81 mm (3.18 inches).
On average, Carcassonne receives 74 mm (2.91…
Cyclone "Titli" aftermath: Trail of Destruction, Dozens Dead and missing Severe Cyclonic Storm "Titli" slammed into the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and moved into Odisha late October 10 into October 11, 2018. The storm brought winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and flooding rainfall, wreaking havoc across Andra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. Dozens of people are feared dead. Infrastructural and agricultural damage is very high.
Early on October 8, a low-pressure area organized into a depression in the east-central Bay of Bengal, with the Indian Meteorological Department assigning the system the identifier BOB 08. Later on the same day, the system strengthened into a Deep Depression and reached Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over the next few days.
Titli made landfall near Palasa, Andhra Pradesh - Odisha border region between 23:00 UTC, October 10 and 00:00 UTC, October 11 (04:30 and 05:30 IST October 11), with winds of 150 km/h (90 mph).
The storm caused significant damag…
2 months' worth of rain in one night floods southern France, the death toll in Europe rises to 18 At least 18 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, 2 in France and 3 in the UK.
More than 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell on Mallorca, Spain's Balearic Islands on October 9, 2018, causing one of the worst flash floods the island has seen in 25 years. The worst affected was the island's northeastern part. Average rainfall for the entire month of October in Mallorca is just 44.3 mm (1.7 inches).
The probability of 233 mm (9.17 inches) of rain falling in Colònia de Sant Pere [close to Sant Lorenç] in Mallorca, which was recorded on October 9, is one in a thousand years, Spain’s AEMET national weather service said in a preliminary report.
According to El Pais, heavy rainfall flooded the Ses Planes brook, which is typically…
Ex-Hurricane Michael Expected to Hit NW Spain Tomorrow Morning, Oct 15th, 2018 Another interesting event coming for Iberian peninsula tonight and Monday morning. Remnants of the ex-hurricane Michael have re-organized again the past 24 hours into a new extra-tropical cyclone and are nearing the Bay of Biscay tonight. While weakening, the cyclone is expected to hit NW Spain tomorrow morning and bring some rain and gusty winds into the region.
Evening IR satellite image of ex-Michael approaching NW Iberian peninsula. Remnants of extra-tropical storm Leslie are visible over the eastern half of Spain as well, resulting in excessive rainfall with severe storms along the cold front. Below is also a 500 MB chart analysis as 12 UTC today: both systems are easily visible as short-wave troughs. The surface analysis reveals the central pressure around 992 mbar this evening, while Michael was even deeper (around 982 mbar) earlier today further west and has been weakening since then.
New Fast Radio Bursts Detected “Coming from Galaxies Half Way Across the Universe” Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of the great astrophysical mysteries. They are brief, bright flashes of radio waves that last a few milliseconds. Despite happening frequently – thousands occur over the entire sky every day – only a couple dozen have ever been seen. Scientists don’t know what causes them but it must involve incredible energy–equivalent to the amount released by the Sun in 80 years.
Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of ‘fast radio bursts’– powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space. The team’s discoveries include the closest and brightest fast radio bursts ever detected.
“We still have no new clue on whether the origin is artificial or natural,” said Harvard’s Avi Loeb. Loeb had examined the possibility that fast radio bursts come from radio transmitters constructed by an advanced alien civilization — perhaps …
Patriot Prayer Rally in Portland Turns Bloody; American Flag Saved From Flames
Members of opposing groups violently clashed in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday night during an event that was billed as a march for “law and order.”
Participants with the conservative Patriot Prayer group and counter-demonstrators with Antifa got into a bloody melee outside a popular bar where members on both sides used bear spray, fists, and batons to beat each other, the Oregonian reported.
19-mile-long crack has opened up on the vulnerable Antarctic coast. What's next?
Over a matter of days in late September, Stef Lhermitte watched via satellite as a new, massive crack formed along the edge of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. Just last year that glacier shed a Manhattan-sized slab of ice. But that particular iceberg was relatively small. Lhermitte, a geoscientist specializing in remote sensing at the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology, expects this latest rift, when it eventually breaks, to produce an iceberg roughly 30 kilometers wide by 10 kilometers across (19 miles by 6 miles). That would be Pine Island's sixth-largest calving event since 2001 — producing an iceberg five times the size of Manhattan.