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The Real-fantastique
Posted by: The English Assassin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 January, 2013 12:12PM
...proof that the fantastic is all-round us: HERE I'm sure CAS and HPL would have loved these shots.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16 Jan 13 | 12:12PM by The English Assassin.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: jdworth (IP Logged)
Date: 16 January, 2013 10:31PM
Given their love of the natural world and its strangeness and beauty... oh, yes, I think they very much would.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Draugen (IP Logged)
Date: 9 February, 2013 05:03AM
When I click on that link Im getting page not found.. not sure if thats just me? That site does have some great stuff in its galleries.

I also came across these picures and thought others here might enjoy them:

[www.darkroastedblend.com]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: The English Assassin (IP Logged)
Date: 9 February, 2013 08:29AM
Draugen Wrote:
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> When I click on that link Im getting page not
> found.. not sure if thats just me? That site does
> have some great stuff in its galleries.
>
> I also came across these picures and thought
> others here might enjoy them:
>
> [www.darkroastedblend.com]
> -looking-place-on-earth.html

Sorry, looks like the link is now dead... they must have taken it down for some reason, alas. Just tried searching the site and it doesn't appear to be there any longer.

Yes, I've seen the one's you linked to before. Quite extraordinary!

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2016 01:35AM
Giant sea creature detected on Google Earth near the Mountains of Madness, far from the paths of fishing trowlers.

[www.news.com.au]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2016 02:29AM
More bizarre sightings on Google Earth. You can look and magnify the pictures:

Wide lanes seen on the ocean floor of the Pacific Ocean. A round object, 3km in diameter, sliding along, and leaving behind itself a 100km twisting track. And nearby, on an undersea mountain side, is what appears to be a geometric building complex. I see two interconnected six-sided buildings. And parapets, with a portal.

[www.google.se]

[www.google.se]

[www.google.se]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2016 07:53AM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> Giant sea creature detected on Google Earth near
> the Mountains of Madness, far from the paths of
> fishing trowlers.
>
> [www.news.com.au]
> arre-120m-sea-creature-has-been-spotted-on-google-
> earth-near-antarctica/news-story/fc4c23b48419168c1
> 7ff4a99abb6f505

You can find the creature yourself on the map, if you zoom in right in the middle, down to Deception Island, and then continue to zoom in on the left of the two black patches located to the left of the island.

[www.google.se]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2016 08:35AM
Google Earth have also censored several areas on the maps (admonished by the authorities?), by blurring/pixelating them, so the public cannot make out details. Why would they want to hide the view of locations on the ocean floor?



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Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 9 July, 2016 02:28AM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> Wide lanes seen on the ocean floor of the Pacific
> Ocean. A round object, 3km in diameter, sliding
> along, and leaving behind itself a 100km twisting
> track.

Could it be the rotation of the Earth, or seismic vibrations and upheavals on the ocean floor, that causes a giant rock to move along, leaving such a serpentine track? Anyone among you knowledgeable of geology, who can confirm this?

Or is it some alien lifeform, that hesitantly explores the ocean floor?

A. E. van Vogt wrote a wonderful Lovecraftian short story, "Dormant", about a big slab of alien matter lying dormant on Earth, and which suddenly starts sliding along. It is reminiscent of this sighting on Google Earth.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: ARES DESIDERATUM (IP Logged)
Date: 20 November, 2016 02:35PM
WHO HAS THE ANSWERS??

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 20 November, 2016 04:45PM
ARES DESIDERATUM Wrote:
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> WHO HAS THE ANSWERS??


Yeah right, WHO?? I made a few attempts to contact marine geologists at online question sites. But they were all voices connected to the US government. And they all gave me the same short perfunctury answer, without bothering to adress the details I put to them. They said: "Those pictures show sea bottom currents. It is very common." A few lower level clerks receiving my emails said, "Wow, that is fascinating!", before connecting me to the men in authority.
I believe there is a cover up, and intentional lying about something which they don't understand, to prevent mass hysteria.

I did communicate with one marine geologist who was not connected to the US government. The first thing he spontaneously told me, was he thought that if the military knew about these pictures, they probably would have removed them. He agreed that the pictures stirred the imagination, but he could not tell me what kind of geological phenomena they actually present. And for the sake of protecting his own reputation, he would not agree to any wild guesses.

Here is another picture. Look at the thin line track to the right of the serpentine track. It goes in a perfectly straight line, and suddenly changes direction a few times. That DOES NOT look like a natural geological formation. Too strictly geometrical.
[www.google.se]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 21 November, 2016 07:47AM
Google Maps, in cooperation with the US government, have pixelated their orignal maps, and removed details that some observers have believed could possibly show the foundation remains of the city Atlantis, to the northwest of the Canary Islands. Another cover-up to cut off the public. Naturally, those in command over the US government and European society (Rothschild/the international banksters), want to explore this region for themselves, undisturbed, and collect whatever treasures there may be.
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Earlier 2009 article:
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Google Maps, with new partly erased image:
[www.google.se]
Again, follow that straight geometrical sea bottom "road", and its sudden angle turns, to the right of "Atlantis". That does not look like a geological cause track to me.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Martinus (IP Logged)
Date: 22 November, 2016 05:59AM
Amusing.
Here is a more plausible explanation: [www.telegraph.co.uk]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 22 November, 2016 12:39PM
I always hold a very sceptical stance towards such fantastically ludicrous explanations which lack all beauty and imagination.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 1 December, 2016 03:26PM
OK, sorry for dominating this forum so much! But hardly anyone else ever posts here, so I guess it can't do much harm. Even though, of course, it would have been more gratifying with a varied and lively participation. There used to be extended intellectual discussions on this forum, some 10 years ago or so. But it seems we have entered a new Age (of less interest in the Weird Tales period?), ... or perhaps people have become restless, by the unstableness of society, busy looking after their own material assets, in (conscious or unconscious) preparation for economic chaos and Third World War? (Well, Hillary wasn't elected, so I think we can, to some degree, relax again.)



Anyway, here is another one for you. This is a documentary about levitation, anti-gravity, and of how scientific experimentation in this field was silenced by the financial ruling elite and the oil industry.

The basic principle of this unknown science is, that by enclosing an object in a very strong magnetic field, its mass can be isolated from the surrounding space. And thus the object can be accelerated and transported at very high speeds, freed from gravitation and the inertia of mass.

I wonder, what do the physicists say of this? Is it theoretically possible, at all, to isolate an object from Earth's gravity, by the use of a magnetic field?

[www.youtube.com]

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Radovarl (IP Logged)
Date: 2 December, 2016 12:12PM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> I always hold a very sceptical stance towards such
> fantastically ludicrous explanations which lack
> all beauty and imagination.

Yet somehow you're simultaneously not being the least bit skeptical ;-). Yes, it would be neato keen if there were giant submarine worms burrowing in the muck, but there just doesn't seem to be any actual, you know, evidence for it. Boring as it may be, Ursula K. Le Guin was wrong when she wrote that, "truth is a matter of the imagination." Nothing wrong with fantasizing, but best to know when you're doing it--in the other direction lies madness.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 3 December, 2016 04:55AM
I don't believe any of these things for certain. But I keep an open mind. And I choose to turn in the direction of the fantastic, and encourage investigation there, simply because that stance makes waking life more colorful and fun, and gives me more pleasure, than turning the other way by principle and choosing to look in the direction of the non-believers.

Also, people may not be aware of it themselves, but prefering to spend your time with fantasy and supernatural fiction, may be an indication that a person is not completely in tune with the real world. They perhaps believe they are in control of their fantasizing, even though they may be drifting. Off course, it they are at the same time able to be effective citizens in worldly matters, and competent in social function, it is alright. And those few who are able to make a successful career out of their fantasizing, at least they make something useful from it, and are (even if their mind is drifting) able to support a family by doing it.

Personally I am willing to sacrifice a bit of my sanity, if that is the price of enriching my imagination further. I see it as an alternate reality, with its own set of functioning truths.

Now, about those "submarine worms"! That is not what I see. Those tracks look to me more like they were left by some kind of large vehicles (or, if those giant mounds may possibly be of organic composition). It could be signs of hidden alien activity. Also, remember, that the ocean is very deep in those locations. No divers can reach there. They may send down deep-going submarines, but it's pitch-black, and these move very slowly. Scientists actually know very little of the deep oceans. Much is undiscovered, even for the most cynical of non-believers.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Radovarl (IP Logged)
Date: 3 December, 2016 08:58AM
I suppose I subscribe to the same school of thought, and I don't rule out much in principle, especially when it comes to the "natural" world. As cynical as I am about the human world, however, I draw the line at conspiracy theories in which some nefarious and nebulous group of government officials is trying to keep the true nature of reality hidden from us poor ignorant plebes. Imagination in the service of science is demonstrably more likely to open up the wonders of the universe to our awareness than superstitious navel gazing. You seem to be engaging in a sort of "God of the gaps" reasoning about these matters (i.e., if there are no plausible or satisfying answers forthcoming from science, then the wildest flight of fancy must be the case). I don't think any of us are completely in tune with the real world; our minds are reality-simulators at best, delusion-generators at worst. But I do think it preferable to at least attempt to find out what's really out there, cautiously and without throwing undue obstacles in our own paths.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Jojo Lapin X (IP Logged)
Date: 3 December, 2016 10:20AM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> that stance
> makes waking life more colorful and fun

My dreams are more boring than my waking life. I have often wondered why, given my life-long interest in fantastic literature and film, my dreams never have anything fantastical in them. Unless you count elevators that behave in surprising ways (this is a recurrent theme).

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 11 December, 2016 01:17PM
Jojo Lapin X Wrote:
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> My dreams are more boring than my waking life. I
> have often wondered why, given my life-long
> interest in fantastic literature and film, my
> dreams never have anything fantastical in them.
> Unless you count elevators that behave in
> surprising ways (this is a recurrent theme).


Same here. Never anything supernatural, except for a few rare ones in which I have levitated. As a kid I lived in a house with a rattling old elevator, that stuck now and then. At that time I occasionally dreamt about the elevator. Now I never dream about elevators.

I don't believe literature effects our body and nervous-system strongly enough, to harbour a place in our dreams.

If I remember correctly, CAS said in one of his letters that he never dreamt fantastic dreams. So we are in good company.

Re: The Real-fantastique
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 11 December, 2016 02:37PM
Was H. P. Lovecraft clairvoyant?

Pluto, or Yuggoth as Lovecraft named it, is on the surface the visually most interesting and Earth-like planet in our system. Far away, 73 times the distance to Mars, and 9 times the distance to the gas giants, it is so enormously distant, that our minds can not grasp it. The collective mind thought Pluto was just a frozen black ball. But the Sun's rays actually reach there, and give it a beautiful mellow light. It has a blue atmosphere! An atmosphere! The surface is striking in contrasts, surprizingly varied, with a large frozen sea of water (that's more than can be said of Mars), and mountain ranges eerily reminiscent of Earth. Scientists believe the core of Pluto is warm, and that there is liquid water beneath the ice, possibly containing life. They also say that Pluto's largest moon, Charon, has an area at its north pole, containing organic macromolecules, the essential ingredients of life. Pluto is a dwarf planet, slightly smaller than our Moon, so gravity is very light.

I wouldn't at all be surprized if the Old Ones lived here and flapped about with their rudimentary wings. And trickled down from here to Earth.


Atmosphere. [blogs.nasa.gov]

Mountain-ranges. [upload.wikimedia.org]

Rocks and frozen liquid. [upload.wikimedia.org]



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