The Last Days of Thunder Child

The Last Days of Thunder Child
War of the Worlds - spin off adaptation novel.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Kraftwerk - Retro German Band

Kraftwerk means power plant or power station and the name is synonymous with the very influential Retro German band. Their strictly electronic style started in the 1970s. They are regarded as pioneers of the late seventies and early eighties electronic music movements. Kraftwerk had a great presentation style that accompanied their music, almost like un-dead, yet something ultra clean and almost sterile. It does not sound complimentary, I know, but there still remains something evocative about their simple lyrics and their germ-free appearance – something pristine and self-assured still won through and captivated people all over the world.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

SKINHEAD Photos for the moonstomp spirit of 1969'

I was just eight years old in 1969, but I can remember the older kids of the neighbourhood looking like this and my cousin in the early 1970s. The people in the first photo above, would be around eighteen I would suppose. Today they would be touching sixty. That is scary. At school some of the youngsters had skinhead haircuts and the whole little culture liked reggae music that was refereed to as Ska. We all wanted Ben Sherman shirts and Doctor Martin boots with straight Levi jeans that had neat turn ups - also black crumby coats. I think in Britain, this faze metamorphosed out of the mods, though (no doubt) some would disagree. Sadly in later decades the Skinhead culture changed to a less desirable doctrine. However in 1969 there are much more pleasant memories with the moon stomp reggae dances. The world as changed so much since, though I never noticed on a day to day basis. These little retro Brit photos from above make me realize just how much Britain and the world has changed. It is a nice nostalgic trip from the memory of my childhood.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Genesis - Watcher Of The Skies - 1973

I used to be very fond of Genesis and I particularly like Watcher of the Skies. Therefore I had to download this one from YouTube when Peter Gabriel was the lead singer. I made the wonderful discovery of them when I left school in 1977 and bought one of their albums with this track on. I did this on a whim because my work friend liked them. The result was guaranteed when Watcher of the Skies was the first track. They had an easy, yet strange, compelling sound that I loved. Over the years they developed a proven following of fans - the result of many great songs and albums.

Moyra Melons Wanting Ear Ring Advice

Moyra Melons was waiting for her husband to walk in through the front door after another hard day at the office. One might think he would have got used to it by now, but once again, he glared in pleasant surprise as he saw his lovely Moyra staring at him, as in the photo before.

"Good Lord Moyra!" he exclaimed.

"I want your advice on what sort of ear rings would match this jean skirt and top. I'm flummoxed as to what type of ear ring would go with this."

"Do you like being flummoxed then?" asked her husband.

"No but sometimes I just am," she replied.

"Well your going to get flummoxed again my dear. By the way I'm a man with a pretend speech impediment, when I say 'flumexed.' Do you understand." He grinned wolfishly.

"No I don't understand, but I've a feeling your about to explain," she replied and then the penny dropped for Moyra Melons. "Oh! 'Flummoxed,' and you have a speech impediment. I think I get it."

"No darling you are about to," he repled and closed the door and Moyra Melons did get it then - really, she did... :)


English language and the Anglo-Saxon Invasion of Britain.

King Arthur fights the Anglo-Saxons
The Romans began to leave Britain in 410 A.D as their grand empire began to shrink. Across mainland Europe barbarian tribes were causing all sorts of migrations as Huns, Goths and other tribes ventured into the western areas of the continent - lands rich with over 400 years of Roman administration.

Neighboring tribes that had previously been driven back by the Roman army began immigrating to the British Isles en masse. All of Britain, including Caledonia, to the north, were under threat. The Picts who had been able to keep Rome at bay began to attract interest from Hibernia (Ireland). A northern tribe known as Scoti began to migrate to their northern lands.

Demise of Roman Britain
In the Romanised parts of Britain's south east; the Germanic people of Northern Europe, known as Saxons, Angles and Jutes began to migrate onto the island. They were fierce tribes fighting to secure lands in southern Britain. 

The Roman Celts termed the Anglo-Saxon tribes as invaders. They were pushed back westwards towards Wales, Devon and Cornwall. The stories of King Arthur are about his Britons fighting against Angles and Saxon invaders. Though the legends have become corrupted over time. (Some making King Arthur a King of England when it was the English tribes he fought against.) For the Roman Celts, the demise of their civilization must have been along an apocalyptic scale as they saw their industry and commerce decline and their lands swamped by the English tribes. They had to integrate or flee west.

Invasion of Anglo-Saxon tribes
Eventually the Angles and Saxons became the dominant force through out the entire Isle with their language, one day, becoming most widely spoken. Of all the tribes in Britain, during the beginning of the Dark Ages; the English ones were illiterate. It is strange and quite a feat that their language would one day progress so far.

Of course this language as developed over the centuries and if anyone went back among the Dark Age Anglo-Saxons, I think Dutch people might have a better chance of understanding what they were saying, then people of English speaking nations would.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Saint Columba of Iona - Hibernian Mission - Dark Ages

Saint Columba
Saint Columba was born in today’s county Donegal, Ireland during the year of AD 521. He is a very important figure because he founded the monastery on the western Scottish island of Iona. In time, the missions from this small sanctuary would have far leading consequences for Christianity throughout the British Isles and into mainland Europe’s Frankish Empire. Among the Picts of Caledonia (Scotland) and later the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms; (Today’s North and South Eastern England) the Hibernian missionaries spread Christianity across the Isles. Iona would become a mini Rome for Celtic and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Britain. Many of the Western areas of today’s England were Celtic Kingdoms too, along with Wales.

Hibernian is another name for Irish and Scots. The Scots/Irish colonised and integrated with Caledonia's Picts. Often the Romans referred to Ireland as Hibernia and the Anglo-Saxons (English) called Irish and Scots Hibernian Missionaries.

Saint Columba was of a high distinguished bloodline from Cenel Conaill in Gartan. Here and throughout Ireland, the spread of Christianity had brought about the collapse of druidism. Monasteries were built and the teaching of Christianity and Latin flourished. Young Columba entered into the monastic teaching at Clonard Abby and was tutored by one of Ireland’s founders of Irish monasticism. There were over three thousand students under instruction at Clonard Abby and from Saint Finian’s teaching came twelve Apostles of Ireland – Columba was one of them. He left Clonard as a monk and was then ordained as a priest. He went on to found other monasteries of fame in Ireland. 
However, before this, Columba had copied a psalter from a scriptorium at the Movilla Abby. This must have been a feat that required a lot of concentration as the books were also elaborately decorated and the binding was a skilled undertaking also. St Finian got into a quarrel with Columba because he wanted the copied Psalter to be kept in another Abby, reasoning that it was the property of the monastic order, while Columba wanted this book to keep with him, where ever he went – an accessory for psalms and other things he might need – something to hand at all times. After all, he had put in a lot of work to acquire this. Perhaps Saint Finian regarded this as self-indulgent and priests could not be permitted such luxuries.

In AD 549 Saint Finian died, but the argument concerning the psalter must have been championed by other followers of Saint Finian because it all came to a dreadful confrontation about eleven to twelve years later (Around AD 560.) Some historians quote an argument about it in AD 560 and Saint Finian being involved.  However, if Saint Finian died in AD 549; it was either another Saint Finian or people of his cause?

This argument of the copied psalter from Movilla Abby’s scriptorium eventually caused a pitched battle of Cul Dreimhne in which many men were killed. Columba was called to account for this and faced being stripped of his robe (Priest status). Instead, he was banished to Caledonia (Scotland). He landed on the west coast with his followers and began to travel north, teaching Christian doctrines. He was given authority over an area of land on the island of Iona on the west coast. From here, he was charged with creating a new monastery and evangelising the Picts. With his group of devoted followers, he managed to Christianise the Pictish kingdoms and then sent more Hibernian missions, from Iona, far and wide. He gained the respect of many Pict realms and became very influential in the overall governing of Caledonia (Scotland)

He died in AD 597 at the age of seventy-five.  He left a lasting legacy of spreading Christianity across much of Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. He was a man of many letters, hymns and some three hundred books. His devotion to Christian doctrines was colossal at a time when civilisation was adjusting in the Dark Ages and looking for a collective way forward.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Le Mans Disaster 1955

Le Mans 1955
Le Mans in France is a great motor racing venue and in 1955 many of the top car makers were competing tenaciously against one another. The best and most skilled drivers of the time were employed to drive these great car manufacturers to victory.
Mike Hawthorn 1929 - 1959
Britain’s Mike Hawthorn was one of the old school Brits who chose to champion the Jaguar car making company. They were in a constant battle against all other car designers like; Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Maserati. The rivalry was bitter and none more so then the German constructor of Mercedes.
Pierre Levegh 1905 - 1955
The Mercedes team had a veteran Frenchman named Pierre Levegh driving for them with an American driver called John Finch ready to take over driving duties at a later stage of the race.

When the race started it was extremely fast and more lap records were being broken than normal. On the fatal lap 35, Mike Hawthorn was flagged for a pit stop and he hit his brakes upon reaching the stop. These new disc brakes made his Jaguar slow much quicker than usual for the other cars following – they still had the drum brakes. Another Brit named Lance Macklin in an Austin Healey was forced to brake and swerve. He did not see two Mercedes Benz 300SLR coming from behind as he swerved outwards to bypass Hawthorn's slowing Jaguar.   
Pierre Levegh's car smashes upon the mound scattering debris
The rear of Lance Macklin’s Austin Healy had a ramped rear design and as the Mercedes driver, Pierre Levegh, clipped the side;  his racing car shot upwards and became airborne. It twisted and smashed into a mound that separated spectators from the track. Fragments of the car flew off at high speed as the smashed vehicle somersaulted – wreckage sliced through the tightly packed spectators like a scythe – decapitating and killing 83 of them and leaving another 120 injured. It was one of the worst racing disasters in history. The French driver Pierre Levegh was killed too.
The race was continued because the French authorities did not want more spectators from other parts of the track congesting the accident scene where ambulances and other emergency services were at work.  Hawthorn and his teammate Bueb were pictured by French press celebrating their race win with champagne; this was looked upon with scorn and distaste.

The entire race of Le Mans 1955 is infamous because of the horrific accident. The inquiry found that Jaguar was not at fault, but that safety barriers were inadequate. Many nations stopped races being staged until new safety criteria were brought in.

Mike Hawthorn was killed in a motoring accident in 1959 when his Jaguar crashed into a lorry on the A3 Guilford Bypass. He was just twenty-nine years.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Vampire - good or bad you decide.

There seems to be a big market in Vampire stories at the moment and this, of course, has happened before. It will pass go full circle and come back again. These supernatural beings are becoming more like anti-heroes in some sagas as opposed to the demonic blood sucking beings that usually have been. They are cropping up in teenage stories, being good guys that still need to drink blood but take it in other ways. There have been police detective TV series where vampires help solve crimes, fall in love with humans - the list goes on. I think the public will never tire of vampires - good or bad - you decide.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Evil Murderess of Hungary - Countess Elizabeth Bathory 1560 - 1614

Mass Murderess
Countess Erzebet Bathory
Countess Erzebet Bathory is given the anglicised version of her name, Elizabeth for this blog.

In the years that Countess Elizabeth Bathory lived, the peasants of the surrounding East European nations lived in terror of the Aristocracy. They had no rights against the nobility and were considered very low. There had been an uprising some years prior and the ruling classes had put it down with ferocious cruelty. Thus it was difficult to complain about an aristocrat in these times. The common folk lived in isolated communities of mountain and forest and had many fables concerning paranormal beings. They were a deeply suspicious people and among their beliefs were vampires

Some graves from areas of the Carpathian mountains have been found with skeletons having stakes through their bodies to keep the dead corpse down. There were fears that such dead people might rise from their graves as undead vampires. All this made for a ready paranoid people eager to believe what anyone from learned backgrounds might tell them. People from religious or political classes were held in fearful and high regard.

Countess Elizabeth Bathory was born into the privileged society of Hungary's noble family. She had relations that were Kings and Princes. Her connections were to the most powerful people all about in the surrounding countries like Poland, Austria, and Germany. At fifteen she was married to Count Ferencz Nadasdy who was a soldier in the Hungarian army fighting against the Ottomans of Turkey. Her new husband had many lands and was away campaigning for much of her young married life. He came home on leave and she bore him children, some of whom, died in infancy.

She would move about and stay at various estates in many different areas of Austria and Hungary. It was reported that she started to develop an unhealthy lust for sadistic torture of young girls. Some of her servants were loyal and helpful in this morbid perversion, but others would be victim to Countess Elizabeth’s evil obsession of bloodletting, torture, and beatings. She seemed to like young girls with soft skin and was reported to have had cruel Lesbian fetishes too. These accusations would come about later towards the end of her reign when arrested by the king of Hungry.

It is hard to believe how she surrounded herself with an entourage of willing helpers – some of whom, shared the same obsession. Much of what the Countess had been accused of begs belief. There is also the fact that in this time and age, people were accused of witchcraft, being vampires and werewolf changing. All sorts of paranormal disorders were believed in these parts of Europe. There is an abundance of folklore from around these parts some of them enjoyable fairy tales, while others are more dreadful.

The church thrived on such belief and many a twisted and fanciful account was made. These related to foul practices done by Count Elizabeth Bathory. They spoke of murderous indulgences, but these were written by self-righteous priests, extracting confessions under torture. Such people were every bit as wicked and base as what the bloody Countess was accused of being.

Artist's impression of Castle Csejthe
Her husband Count Ferencz was very cruel to his servants and had all sorts of ways to punish them. Freezing them in winter, stripping them naked and coating them in honey so that bees and other insects would be attracted when the victim was tied down. There are also accusations of beatings that Countess Elizabeth was privy too. 

While out on a campaign against the Ottomans, Count Ferencz would send home new instruments and ways of diabolical torture that he obtained from people he met.

The Charges Against Countess Bathory

Among the names of the Countess' helpful servants were Anna Darvulla, Erzsi Majorova and another named Ilona Joo. She left her grounds in Austria to retreat to her Castle Csejthe in the Little Carpathian Mountains and began to lure young girls into the grounds on the promise of taking them into service. These young girls were brought in from the surrounding villages and further afield. The Countess was accused of killing in Austria too but preferred the seclusion of the Castle Csejthe in Hungary. Here the downtrodden peasants were terrified of her and the powerful aristocratic connections she had.

Because the peasants had no right to complain to authorities when their loved ones went missing, they began to confine in the local priests. Rumours abounded and before long it came to court where King Mathias II of Hungary heard the news. Even then it was for some time that this circumstance was allowed to continue. (If it was true) The dreadful crimes against young women continued and it seems the aristocracy were loath to act – dithering with disbelief - not wanting to bring their high bloodline into question. 

Count Ferencz Nadasdy returned to his wife Countess Elizabeth at Castle Csejthe with a bad leg. This injury happened in battle. He was bedridden for a number of years then died leaving the Countess a widow at the age of forty-four. The killings still continued, while the surrounding villages and homesteads looked upon the Castle Csejthe with great fear and foreboding, reporting that carriages were transporting young girls to the grounds and they never returned. 

King Mathias II of Hungary owed a large sum of money to the Countess – a debt he had incurred with her late husband Count Ferencz and in 1610 he decided that if the Countess could be convicted of a crime, the debt would become obsolete. These are rumours from some people who believe the Countess Elizabeth Bathory crimes are a conspiracy. It would be an easy thing to cook a terrible story, especially among locals peasants.

The Hungarian King sent a group of men to raid the castle at night. They did this and reported that they found a host of young ladies in dungeons and some corpses, plus graves. The Countess was taken into custody while her close servants and helpers were put to the torture. Foul confessions came forth under duress and admissions of over 650 deaths were obtained over several decades. Under these types of torture, people would confess to anything. The countess was found guilty of murdering hundreds of women. Stories circulated among the common folk that the countess was performing satanic and diabolical acts. Some believed she was a vampire bathing in virgin blood to remain young. All sorts of fanciful stories began to circulate.

The Countess was imprisoned in brick-walled rooms (no doors?) but was not brought to trial as her servants and helpers were. The King of Hungary wanted Countess Bathory to answer for her crimes but his advisers staunchly argued against this. She had no chance to defend herself in court. She had no judgemental hearing that she could answer to and was pronounced guilty under acts of demonic persuasion in absence. She would remain bricked in her room for the rest of her life.

There followed the public executions of Countess Bathory's associates. Many were burnt at the stake; others beheaded and hung depending on the severity of their involvement. One loyal follower was said to have died under horrific torture, protesting the innocence of the Countess. Everything ended in a diabolical blood letting of loyal friends while the countess remained imprisoned and doomed in bricked purgatory. 

Countess Elizabeth Bathory lived for another four years in terrible confinement before dying. To date, she remains a most notorious serial killer with 650 victims to her evil and sadistic reign. Again, it is difficult to believe what is true. She had immunity from execution because of her high social rank and lower class peasants could be forgiven and fooled into believing the countess had been committing evil for a long time. As vampires were apt to do. Many believe Countess Bathory was a victim of the Hungarian King's circumstance of debt and that all the charges were made up. 

The countess became mythical as a vampiress who drank the blood of young virgins to remain young. In the 20th Century, movies and paranormal novels have embraced the dreadful accusations put upon her. Hammer House Horror movies made a film starring Ingrid Pitt in Countess Dracula. It was loosely based on the Countess Bathory myth.

I've had to add this because I have, since doing this blog, watched a TV documentary about women serial killers. Countess Bathory was the topic of this particular episode. It was narrated by Martina Cole, an author on such matters. There were also others who contributed to the documentary. Some were historians and another was a descendant. Most of the evidence they produced seemed to back the theory that Countess Bathory did have a sadistic sexual depravity and because of her rank and privilege, she used young women for her sadistic pleasure. They did offer ideas of her being the victim of a conspiracy, but all those in the documentary discredited this against the way the nobility lived and the historical documentation going back well before her being taken into custody.


Infamous Lady


Encyclopedia Britannica.

Italian Battleships of WWII - Vittorio Veneto and Roma

The above YouTube clip is a tribute to the Littorio Class Battleship Roma - also referered to as the Vittorio Vento Class after the Vittorio Vento Battleship.

Vittorio Vento class Roma
The grand Italian Battleship of World War II was an unlucky ship in many ways because she never lived up to her potential despite being of a fabulous design. The Vittorio Vento was a real state of the art ship in her time, but sadly for the Italian Navy, she lacked a good aircraft carrier which denied an otherwise good fleet of much needed air protection. This would become a bad handicap against Great Britain's Royal Navy.

Vittorio Vento
 In November 1940 Vittorio Vento took part in the Battle of Teulada and her huge guns fired a salvo of shells that forced seven British cruisers to retreat. Then in the following March of 1941 during the Battle of Cape Matapan, Vittorio Vento again forced four cruisers and three destroyers to retreat. However, lack of air cover allowed a torpedo plan to inflict damage on the Italian battleship. She was forced to retreat back to Italy with the rest of the fleet forming a ring of protection around her. There followed a second air attack and a night time engagement against the Royal Navy, which resulted in the Italian loss of three heavy cruisers and two destroyers.

The Italian Navy had taken a bad mauling with these losses, but Vittorio Vento got back to Italy. She under went repairs and was moved to another port where the Italian armistice brought about an end to Italian participation in World War II.

In June of 1943 Vittorio Vento with other Italian ships left port for Malta to surrender the fleet over to the Royal Navy and participation on the allied side against Germany. On route, German bombers attacked the Italian fleet with Fritz-X bombs inflicting damage on much of the fleet and taking out another Littorio Class sister ship called Roma. She (Roma) was struck by two bombs and one exploded inside her magazine, causing a secondary explosion of ammunition. This caused a great many casualties among the crew as Roma capsized and sank. It was a day of disaster for the Italian navy caught in limbo after her war had ended.

Vittorio Vento did make it to Malta and was taken as compensation by the Royal Navy, though the Battleship was returned when the war ended. She was scrapped in 1948, which was a great sadness as she might have made a wonderful example of a state of the art WWII Battleship museum - the Vittorio Vento and Roma were a splendid ships.

Britain's Hit and Run Raider Ships of WWI - Lord Clive Class Monitor Ships

H.M.S. General Wolfe of Dover Patrol WWI

All sorts of new ships were designed during the 19th century - guaranteed for particular tasks and to deliver results. Battleships, Commerce Raiders, Coastal Defence and much more. The money was flowing in from the Empire and the health of the Royal Navy easy maintained this circumstance. New Victorian Coastal defence ships, like the Cyclops Class, were never proven because they were not put to the test against an advanced enemy. They became obsolete before the start of the First World War. However, new discovery and innovations were about. Among such; were the Lord Clive Class Ships. These ugly vessels looked like huge floating gun platforms that would sneak across a narrow strip of sea, like the English Channel, and unleash hell upon enemy positions - Britain's hit and run monitorships. This easy method of stealth attack gained results for Great Britain along a hostile coastline, where enemy forces had overrun much of the nation of Belgium.

Model of HMS General Wolfe
The image on the left is the World War One model of HMS General Wolfe - a coastal raider of Dover Patrol that attacked German-occupied Belgium. The model in the picture shows a view from the stern and there are other angles from the Modelship Gallery by Rob Kernaghan. It is a great example of what a Lord Clive Class monitor looked like.

To look at, the Lord Clive Class monitor was an ugly looking thing – a gun platform that ferried its way towards an enemy coast to bombard positions and then leave after spending its shells.

There were eight monitors of the Lord Clive class ship and they were used during the First World War for coastal raids. They were named after past British soldiers – one of them was called, Prince Rupert. He was a soldier of German origin – he had served with King Charles I as a caviller during the Civil war of the 1640s. Other monitors were named after General Wolfe of the Battle of Quebec, Lord Clive of India, Sir Thomas Picton who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo and various other heroes of Britain’s past. Some of these ships went to the Dardanelles to attack Turkish positions in the Mediterranean, while the remainder were in Dover patrol. These Lord Clive Monitors attacked the Belgian coastline where the German forces had overrun the area and set up their own defences.

HMS General Wolfe from another Angle
The low draft monitors had a crew of one hundred and ninety-four and a speed of 6.5kts. This speed was underpowered in real terms, but for raids across the channel, the need for speed was not too palpable for the task in hand. There were two anti-aircraft guns for defence against the German biplanes of the era – one three pounders and another two pounders. There was also a quick firing twelve-pounder gun and turrets consisting of two twelve inch guns. These guns were taken from pre-dreadnought Majestic class ships. Later, in 1918, two of the Dover patrol ships had their twelve-inch guns replaced with a single eighteen-inch gun. I think this was an open barbette - a huge great thing as one can see in the photograph below. These vessels were HMS General Wolfe and HMS Lord Clive. The new 18 inch gun upon the General Wolfe fired a shell almost twenty miles in 1918. It was during a raid off of German-occupied Belgium at a railway bridge four miles south of Ostend in a place called Snaeskerke.

The single 18-inch gun replacing the two 12 inch guns on HMS Lord Clive
I have a particular interest in the Dover patrol monitors because my first wife had a grandfather who lived in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. We visited him in 1982 and he was aged 82 at the time. He died in 1990 aged 90. We just referred to him as ‘Pop’ and he was very hard of hearing. I had to shout for him to hear me because he was almost deaf. I was looking at some very old photos of him that hung on his living room wall. He was young – just 18 years and in a navy uniform. He commented on my observation and began to mumble about the photos. Fortunately, my wife and Aunt Betty were able to translate. His Norfolk accent was very broad and quiet. He told me he was in the Navy during the First World War when the photo was taken. He was on board a gunboat firing at the Belgium coastline, though he did say it was close to Dunkirk which was in France on the Belgian border. His ship was hit by a shell fired from the coast and when he came to, all of his crewmates were killed and decapitated about him – among the dead was his brother. His hearing was shattered but he alone had survived the explosion during the coastal raid. I did not know what ship the eighteen-year-old ‘Pop’ was on, and I'm sure there were other British ships that attacked the Belgian coastline. However, it was 1918 that this happened to 'Pop' and I now wonder if he might have been aboard one of the Lord Clive Class monitors. His name was Fredric Franklin.


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Nephilim Watchers and Giants

A documentary video about Nephilim Giants and how they came about from the religious point of view and the reason why their down fall came about by God's hand. A bit heavy from one point of view - perhaps farcical and fantastic from another.

Read: Renee Pawlish on Nephilim Giants

Nephilim Giants - sons of Fallen Angels and human women

The Nephilim are meant to be an ancient race of giant beings that lived during the time of the Antediluvian civilisation. This is from deep Bible scripture and before the time of the great flood that supposedly ended the reign of such supernatural beings – if supernatural they were?

Nephilim giants were a hybrid race fathered by God’s children – fallen angels( Benei Ha’ Elohim or watchers) that came down to Earth and took human women for their wives and had children with them – these offspring were Nephilim (Hybrid - Angels/Humans)

Their domination of Antediluvian civilisation was said to be akin to terror and bullying, according to some religious scholars, though many love to argue the matter as it is a subject as broad as it is long and, just for an added pun; as it is tall.

It is possible that tyrant people (men or warriors) were given big reputations of being bullies or tyrants. A flood would put stop to any society that such people might create. I'm trying to look at people gossiping in ways we today are familiar with. There are no pictures and illiterate people would tell and exaggerate stories of someone powerful (good or bad.) I could well imagine a tribal leader of any society ruling by his might and with bloody retribution upon any that would challenge him. Others would go elsewhere and speak of a colossus bully. They would over inflate such a thing word of mouth. Then generations later, such tribal leaders would have this exaggerated monument to their name. They may have helped to create such a thing by telling the people, they ruled, of a divine right. The ogre's (vicious tribal leader's) father being an angel born of a mortal woman would go down well. A primitive society would want to believe such things. They like the idea of miracles and divine things. When some learned scroll writer decided to put the story to paper, years later, they get the full-blown story with all the divine trimmings and only priests who believed in divine things were taught to read and right.

Please don't think I'm knocking religion. I'm just looking at all angles here. It would be great if such things were true, but photos can be morphed. I know and so do most people in the world today. There is no real evidence - just entertaining ideas. If these pictures were real, scientists would be able to extract DNA and all sorts of things from the bone. It just makes for interesting viewing. If people want to believe something, nothing in the world will convince them otherwise.

If there are such things as Nephilim, we only have stories from religious scriptures written long ago. If we can find dinosaur bones and Neanderthal bones; why not Nephilim? The pictures can only be backed up by DNA scientists, but I suspect they would not be allowed anywhere near such digs.

Read this blog below and see some crazy pictures and more info concerning Nephilim.

NW Creation Network

Aditional Material. 

The Quest for Supernatural Truth.

Simple legends often stimulate my interest. With the religious lore of supernatural beings, people might often scoff at such ancient and fanciful text. I often have. I think it was to rebel against certain school teachings.
I was taught about times of chaos. Masses of people wanting salvation and guidance from an almighty and all-knowing entity greater than themselves. All sort of cults or religions has developed across the world of humanity. I don’t believe such things. I could argue with any religion. I am sovereign of one realm. That treasured province of my mind with all its flaws and ignorance.
Yet now such harmony of mind is established, I can’t help picturing such created worlds in my mind’s eye. It is probable that celestial persons were not involved in our world disarray. But do you ever dream they were? There are Holy Scriptures. Report of diabolical supernatural creatures. Giants called the Nephilim. Did heroic humans stand against them? Perhaps David and Goliath might spring to mind. We love such tales and want to make them real. Even if they are not.

Mixing Science Fiction with Religious Scriptures. 
I watched a simple science fiction movie and I began to think of these Nephilim celestial beings again. The science fiction film was called Prometheus. It was one of those, Ridley Scott, Alien movies. The beginning of the story made an impression. It presented the notion of a giant human being from another planet. This strange humanoid man had a wonderful mystic and powerful look. He was walking over some rocks on our planet Earth. It is before mankind came about. The giant man stops upon a final rock and looks out at a fast flowing river. In the sky is a giant spaceship rising to the clouds. The glorious sci-fi presentation looked spectacular and tantalisingly Biblical. The water cascades over a precipice. A huge waterfall of rushing disorder. In the story, these giants are space travellers and they are later mentioned as engineers. They spread a DNA bio code. From this springs animal life including human. The whole scene is rather inspiring. It sucked me in and I enjoyed the movie. These engineers were meant to be a scientific fantasy of the Nephilim. The giants that stalked the world as a super race of warriors. The enormous men of the Bible.
Despite not being religious, I am often drawn to unexplainable things. Intrigue knows no boundaries and will invade even the most rational mind. If there is something on TV or an article about strange or paranormal topics, I am sucked in. I confess to being a total glutton for such swindles. I don’t believe a word of the scam. Yet something compels me to watch or read any probable deception placed before me. Perhaps I hope to find one that I can’t pass off with a flippant huff.
I’m not an atheist either. I’m in the ‘don’t know’ camp. I ponder the problem of life after death a lot. This is an indulgence that we are all susceptible to. I think there might be something on the other side. I just don’t know what. One way or another, I’m destined to find out. We all are.

Giant Engineer of Prometheus Movie.

Why are we compelled by myths?
Our archaeologists have found dinosaurs that lived over hundreds of millions of years ago. There are giant skeletons of such colossal creatures in museums all over the world. Yet many devout and religious people believe the ideology of Biblical writings. I understand that people could be indoctrinated during the middle ages. But today, with all the access we have to various types of knowledge?
If such giant people did exist we would have found remains. There are lots of photos containing images of giant skeletons dug up by people posing as archaeologists. Colossal skulls and bones with tiny humans digging up the remains. They look great at first sight. However, we all know photos can be doctored. The museums would happily display such marvels if they were real. The mind-boggling discoveries would be world news. Sadly Nephilim celestial beings are not true.

Fake Photos Are Every Where.

Real People of our World
There are abnormally tall people who may qualify as such, but these people have genetic disorders. We have remarkably large races of people in Africa. The Zulus are very tall people. Also, exceptionally small people if we consider Pygmy tribesman. They are very slight in height and build. Sometimes I wonder whether African peoples who travelled to the Middle East may have told stories of these strange tribesmen. It got passed on among other cultures and corrupted in some way over generations. Then when peoples began to write, bards and other types of fable tellers dictated corrupted versions of the ancient tales.

Perhaps many of us want to find something of the vast unknown we are going to before we get there. Everyone wants to jump the gun or indulge the concept at odd moments through life. We hope for clues of celestial beings. Just a real and unchallengeable fact that might lend support to an existence of something greater than us human beings. I don’t believe in Christianity, but when I first watched the movie called The Exorcist, I was petrified. Then when I’m rational, I tell myself that I do not believe such things. Is there some deeply routed psych buried within us? Some instinct in all animal life? A code or program in all DNA?

I see many things that I’m sure are elaborate hoaxes. I'm positive the photo shot of the giant skeleton in this article is doctored. However, I’m always compelled by strange scriptures from religious documents. Again, I don’t believe such things. Even if I would like some of the fabrications to be true.
I remember reading about celestial beings that are called Nephilim. These giant human beings are spoken of in the Bible. (Genesis 6: 1-4.) A race of superhumans that were hybrids. They are reported to be the sons of fallen angels who took mortal human women as their wives. The relegated supernatural beings are described as sons of God. One would assume that there were Nephilim women offspring too. To my knowledge, the religious scriptures don’t mention female Nephilim. Surely these reduced divine beings and mortal women did not have exclusive male offspring. I often wonder how the writers of the scripture came by such parables in the first place. The mind that created such beings must have been inspired by a source from somewhere. Perhaps before writing developed. Maybe from word of mouth by lyricists around a tribal campfire. Lots of tribes all over the world would surely have versions of tales about giant warriors.
Fables are enjoyable. Yet sometimes I wish we could find something that was true yet mind-blowing on the supernatural scale. A positive fact to prove there is life beyond our world. Whether from another star system or from a celestial source. Many of our planet's diverse cultures have stories of a great flood. We all know of Noah and his arc. Caucasian explorers went to Africa and came across an isolated tribe called the Khoikhoi. Sometimes they are referred to as Hottentots. These people had a tale of a great flood across the world. They saw a giant boat with a huge house upon its deck. It is a small issue I admit, but I can’t help clutching at little things like this. So many obscure cultures have stories of a huge flood. So many cultures have stories of giant men. Men like the Nephilim.

 Some people dismiss logical things to believe indulgences they want to be true.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Moyra Melons Ear Rings Hang Nicely.

Moyra Melons wanted to show of the new ear rings she had bought while shopping. She had returned, put them on, and waited for the forth coming scrutiny of her husband's keen eye.

As one might well imagine, Moyra's fatigued husband had all those tied cobwebs blown from his eyes as he walked in, from the garden, to see his wife as you, the reader, see in the above photo. She was moving her head from side to side as though dancing.

"Do these hang properly?" she asked. "I wanted ones that don't swing about."

"I should say so darling," he replied excitedly raising a surprised eye-brow.

"As I swing my head from side to side, do they juggle about? I don't want to go to your works do and attract attention by swinging them here, there and everywhere." 

"Well they do tend to wobble a little Moyra, but I don't think the chaps will mind too much."

"Are you sure?" she asked.

"Of course - I would go so far as to say they might be delighted."

This time Moyra raised an eye-brow. "I'm surprised to know that men get so excited over my ear rings, though I have to confess that my ear rings are the one thing I have going for me when ever I go out. I always notice people staring at me and I know its down to the varied choice of ear rings I am able to display."

Her husband coughed slightly. "Well... It's not just the ear rings Moyra."

"Oh come now," she teased. "What else could it possibly be?"

Once again he closed the door and let Moyra know what else she had going for her. Could you, the reader, ever guess what it might be."