October has been a hectic month when it comes to outrageous or downright baffling occurrences, and though we can’t cover them all, we’ll still knockout a handful in this month’s Collected Madness
Scientists have found more proof that human consciousness continues after death
Dr. Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, has just completed an extensive study of human consciousness at the time of death and his results show that human consciousness appears to exist after the body is completely dead.
The results found by Dr. Parnia in his team came after examining an incredible number of cases—this being the largest ever survey of its kind—in which a patient was pronounced dead—as in the heart has completely stopped and blood flow to the brain has completely ceased resulting in an immediate halt to all activity—but sometime later the patient is miraculously brought back to life due to some last ditch effort.
Its during such events, when the body is completely lifeless, that the patient is able to recall in perfect detail what the doctors and nurses were doing and saying in the operating room in the minutes between their total death and resuscitation, often describing themselves as floating in the corner of the room watching. The accounts used had all been verified by medical and nursing staff working at the time.
Such recollection should be impossible according to conventional science as the sensory organs cannot function once blood flow to the brain stops: just like severing a power line. The body’s nervous system, and the sensory organs that require it, are an active electrical system that needs to be actively powered every moment: hence our heartbeat.
Off the coast of the Bahamas, two pyramids have been discovered
Found submerged between Florida and the Bahamas are two perplexing formations that appear to be pyramids. The structures, as they’re seen, look similar to some of the hundreds of pyramids scattered across the Americas, though skeptics have quickly announced that they must simply be nothing more than coral formations since they’re submerged in a region that hasn’t been above water for some time.
The region, as a whole, between the Bahamas and Florida has been a hotbed for speculation and underwater investigation for sometime ever since the incredible discovery of a series of submerged underwater constructions collectively known as Bimini road: a series of immense and mostly conjoined megalithic constructions that stretches for nearly a kilometer. Although other constructions have been spotted underwater throughout the region, the incredible scale of the “Bimini road” creation, as it appears to only be a fragment of a much larger development, has taken the spotlight and even propelled it into being a top contender for the site of Atlantis—though I’d say otherwise.
Regardless, what’s truly important about the Bimini discovery is that it appears to show that humans were creating such remarkable constructions in the area at a time when the sea levels were much lower; and the nearest candidate for such a time is the Younger Dryas period which took place roughly 12,000 years ago—an age that might seem preposterous if not for other recent and verified megalithic discoveries, Gobekli Tepe and Gunang Padang, which are known to have existed at that age or earlier, as well as the multitude of sunken cities found at similar depths such as Dwarka of the coast of India. So the fact that these pyramids are underwater should in no way discredit their validity, particularly because other enormous and verified megalithic sites can be found underwater in the region.
Hopefully this discovery is examined in greater detail soon.
Hundreds of incredibly ancient and bizarre structures have been discovered in Saudi Arabia
Over 400 rock formations have been discovered in a desolate and inhospitable region in Saudia Arabia. Though first photographer in the 80’s by Vic Camp, these constructions have only just come to attention due to a new series of examinations with Google Earth.
These structures, or gates—as examiners are loosely terming them, due to the gate-like appearance of some—appear to be extremely ancient. This assessment comes, in part, due to the fact that other structures look to have been built on or around them at a later date, and these structures are already known to be thousands of years old. Though additionally, the structures can all be found amongst inhospitable ancient lava fields, with some of the lava remains looking to go over certain structures; leading some analysts to surmise that they had to have been created at an unbelievably distant period in the past, far before any organized group supposedly existed.
What may be the most fascinating aspect of the “gates” is their design. Each one has a seemingly erratic shape that doesn’t appear to serve any functional purpose, yet the scale of the construction effort that would have been required to create them is immense, with one particular creation stretching for more than 1200 feet. Many almost appear to be channels for lava as they sit in funnel shapes on the sides of ancient volcanoes.
As of yet, no team has arrived at the sites to perform extensive examinations to help determine a date or purpose for these constructions.
9.7 million-year-old teeth have been unearthed in Germany which shatter the conventional understanding of human history
In a story that seems all-too familiar as of late, paleontologists have discovered remains that completely upend the story of human history and expansion as we know it from modern history books. Though such discoveries have been happening consistently ever since our current view of history was defined, the discoveries in recent years have garnered additional attention as they’re far harder to sweep under the rug and ignore in our modern, information-sharing culture.
For this instance, paleontologists in Germany found 9.7 million-year-old fossilized teeth while sifting through gravel near a former bed of the Rhine river. The teeth resemble no other teeth ever found in Europe and Asia. The find was so baffling that the team held off publishing their results until they were absolute certain of their validity, knowing the announcement would ignite a firestorm.
At a press conference for the discovery, the mayor of Mainz suggested that the find would force scientists to reassess our understanding of humanity’s early history. He’s then quoted saying:
“I don’t want to over-dramatise it, but I would hypothesise that we shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today.”
Current theory says that our ancestors moved out of Africa 400,000 years ago.
A number of baffling phenomena were observed in the skies
A 250 mile-long lightning strike was filmed traveling between Kansas, parts of Oklahoma, and Missouri by NASA. Though by far not the longest recorded strike, its stunning distance still raises serious questions about the nature of lightning as our current understanding falls far short of explaining how such a bizarre occurrence was able to take place. Observe the video here.
Known loosely as “light columns”, a bizarre phenomenon still without explanation has been frequently seen and photographed in recent years around the world. In October, it occurred dramatically in Feliciano, Argentina, baffling the local people.
In the northern skies of Russia, an enormous orb of light was suddenly seen in the skies by thousands of people over a vast distance. The phenomenon was mostly described as other worldly or startling, with a trend quickly taking off on social media that there’s some form of massive alien event taking place. Skeptics, on the other hand, argued that it must be the result of a Russian missile test