But are there real ones, too? yes, according to ethnobotanist wade Davis. in his 1985 book The Serpent and the Rainbow, he investigates zombification and vodoun culture in Haiti and uncovers the strange tale of Clairvius Narcisse. The man was pronounced dead on May 2,1964, three days after he had Checked into a hospital complaining of flu like symptoms and coughing up blood. Eighteen years later, Narcisse presented himself to his long-lost sister with a boyhood nickname that only family knew.
The Andromeda Strain: Techno-Thriller Meets Commentary on Human Nature The thrill begins as soon as the reader opens the book: the small, quaint town of Piedmont, Arizona seems to be showing no signs of life after a military satellite landed there just a few hours before. The retrieval team, composed of Lieutenant Roger Shawn and Private Lewis Crane, is just as confused as the reader, and decides to investigate. Upon entering the town, their initial observation is confirmed; all residents are dead. Bodies lay spread across the streets, suggesting their deaths were instantaneous and unexpected. The question remained: why would an innocent satellite’s landfall kill the residents of an ordinary town?
Mandrake, still on the base, discovers the code and relays it to the President. Mandrake is assumed to have saved the day; the code works and all aircrafts retreat, with the exception of two which Soviet officials have claimed were shot down. Unfortunately, a call from the Soviet Prime Minister revises that statement, now claiming that only one plane was shot down and that one badly damaged plane remains. Major Kong and his men finally reach their destination and drop the bomb. Devastated, President Muffley calls upon Dr.Strangelove to explain the consequences of the doomsday device.
Memory Hole A small chute in the wall used to carry documents to a large incinerator, in order to censor information and or remnants of the past. For example its say,”He tried to remember in what year he had first heard the mention of Big Brother. He thought it must have been at some time in the Sixties... there was no knowing how much of this legend was true and how much invented... It was not true, for example, as was exclaimed in the Party history books, that the Party invented airplanes... But you could prove nothing.
These recorders are near-indestructible instruments. According to the 9 /11 commission Report, no recording devices were ever found at the World Trade Center crash site. However on September 14th a paramedic and firefighter did discover two damaged black boxes among the wreckage. A source from the National Transportation Safety Board has also spoken out, claiming that it helped analyze the very boxes that the FBI claimed are missing. Conspiracy theorists believe that the reason why US intelligence want to conceal this vital information is because this is further proof that 9/11 was an inside
15 Project Twinkle Ufologists believe green fireballs to be among the best documented examples of unidentified flying objects to date. Since the late 1940’s hundreds of people have reported seeing mysterious green balls of light in the night sky, particularly over the state of New Mexico in the U.S. The military decided to investigate the matter further as the objects often appeared over military and research installations. They launched Project Twinkle in December 1949 to study the balls in hopes of identifying them. At first the research seemed to indicate that the balls were artificial, perhaps even some sort of Soviet surveillance, but after two years the project was shut down and it was announced that the balls had been identified as natural phenomenon.
In this claim it was noted that his stressor event from service was that his unit was heavily mortared one night and his best friend was killed in this attack. However, his claim was denied in December 1980 due to the fact that there was no evidence provided that was able to prove the individual was ever in combat, nor was there any evidence to prove that the mortar event ever happened. However, in April 2000, the veteran submitted military personnel records that indicated that he was indeed stationed in Vietnam from March 1970 until March 1971 with the C Company of the 554th Engineering Battalion. He also provided further information showing evidence that two members of the C Company had died during a mortar attack in January 1971. This new information helped to corroborate the information that was given during his August 1980 claim, and the VA granted him a 50 percent schedular rating for PTSD effective May 2000.
Later in the novel, the readers are able to connect where Billy had gotten the idea of the world from when Billy read a book while recovering at the veterans’ hospital. The book was about a Earthling man and woman who were kidnapped by extraterrestrials on a planet called Zircon212 written by Kilgore Trout, which is he whole basis for Billy’s belief in the Traflamadorians. This proves that his PTSD made him believe the book was real and apart of his reality when in truth it was just a way for his mind to cope with the difficulty of living after the war. War caused Billy to lose a sense of what was real and
Chicxulub, a short story by T. Coraghessan Boyle, is about a couple’s journey through the “death” of their seventeen year old daughter. The main character and father of the teenage girl in the car accident relates his knowledge of meteors and asteroids to describe his and his wife’s adventure through their own home and hospital. He also relates the death of “his daughter” to the end of the world. This is why I think the author’s intended theme for Chicxulub is that “losing someone you love is worse than death itself”. Towards the beginning of the story the couple first receive a phone call giving little information concerning the fate of their daughter except that she has been struck by a car.
Since Bob Brier’s investigations more research has been carried out concerning Tutankhamon’s death but no evidence for murder has been found. The hole in his skull is most likely the result of the mummification process. Another theory concerning the cause of death is a chariot crash. However, the most plausible theory is that he died due to illness. Research of Zahi Hawass, Albert Zink et al.¹ shows that Tutankhamun had several diseases, including malaria.
Billy survived the bombing of Dresden, Germany. “Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time,” Slaughterhouse-five (22). The flying saucers take him to the planet Tralfamadore on his daughter’s wedding night, for their zoo. Billy Pilgrims’s timeline is a ‘wibbly wobbly’ mess of events, for reasons like that, many question his sanity. But what makes a person sane?