As the world memorializes the one hundredth anniversary of the loss of the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic, let us take a moment to remember the man who memorialized the tragedy before it happened.
His name was Morgan Robertson. He was an author with a passion for the sea. In a 1905 review of his work, THE NEW YORK TIMES referred to Mr. Robertson admiringly as the “Kipling of the Sea,” meaning he did for the water what Rudyard Kipling did for the wilderness in THE JUNGLE BOOK.
In 1898, Mr. Robertson was an up-and-coming writer when he first published FUTILITY, a short novel about a giant ocean liner with a grim destiny. That vessel’s name? Titan. In Robertson’s story, published 14 years before the Titanic sank, the Titan also struck an iceberg on a fateful April night. Though the description of the shipwreck doesn’t amount to more than a couple pages, the similarities to the Titanic were striking, including the rough length of the ship, which was 800 feet vs. the Titanic’s 890 feet, as well as the passenger count of 3000.
Were the similarities purely coincidental? Or did the author claim to possess uncanny abilities?
All the Internet’s abuzz about a UFO-related document called the Hottel Memo. Below is the actual FBI document, posted on FBI.gov last December.
For just over one million dollars, you can own one of the most feared houses in all of suburbia. Located on sunny Ocean Avenue in Long Island, New York, the house in question was once occupied by the Lutz family, who described a variety of eerie goings-on in the book The Amityville Horror (which was later adapted into more than a few movies).
Oh, yeah. And before that, a gentleman murdered his family there.
If YOU had a million dollars, would you choose a house with an (alleged) haunted history? Or would you prefer something a little less horrific?
[UPDATE: A permanent Pac-link now resides at Google.com/pacman. Special thanks to FREAKAZOID for the tip.]
By now you’ve probably heard (and heard and heard) about today’s “ghost sightings” over at Google. For two days only, Google is hosting a free version of the original Pac-Man game.
Yes, behold hungry-hungry Pac-Man versus those rainbow-colored wraiths Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde!
Here are a few secrets for all of you ‘core gamers:
Google’s Pac-Man is also compatible with iPhone OS! That means you can chomp your ghosts on the go, via iPhone, iPod Touch, and glorious iPad. Alas, the only thing missing is sound.
Of course, this wouldn’t be THE FEARSEEKER FILES without a horrific twist. So here it is: A few years back, a Pac-Man crop circle was discovered in the UK at lat: 51.4001846313, long: -0.985098004341.
FoxNews reports a “terrifying sea critter hauled from ocean depths.”
The ocean depths beg to differ. Deep Sea News describes many errors in the Fox News report.
Surely, we all agree on one key point: Something icky scampered its way out of the ocean — and into our hearts.
[UPDATE] In my call-to-action at the bottom of this article, I am referring only to the hundreds of files released by the British National Archives. That is to say, if you find anything good HERE, then by all means, post about it below. Sorry for any confusion, Alien Seekers! – J.G.
[ORIGINAL_POST] Not to be outdone by this week’s release of ALIENS VS PREDATOR (x360/PS3), the British National Archives just declassified its fifth collection of government files about UFO sightings. Call it the latest installment of “Aliens Vs Humans.”
Like the previous collections, there is much to be ooh-ed and aah-ed at here, especially if you are a fan of hastily drawn primary evidence from alleged UFO witnesses or official-looking letters with tantalizingly blacked-out details.
Eyes to the
skies files, people. If you find anything good, post about it below.