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By Gregory L. Reece
What quite lies on the earth's center? Is there really a gorgeous princess within the fiery land of Pellucidar ready to be rescued from evil winged creatures? Enchanted from his early boyhood by way of the gripping stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs, H G Wells and others, Greg Reece takes us on an epic trip into the bowels of the earth, and past, looking for fantasy's inner most and darkest imaginings. but, as Reece exhibits, fable and truth have more and more blurred, and the obsession that such a lot of humans now have with the uncanny and unnatural is itself a secret.
Drinking deep from the wells of esoteric wisdom, the writer undertakes a heroic quest for solutions. Braving the darkest recesses of cult trust, he stalks the twilight borderlands of up to date tradition, the place, on the outer edges of mainstream concept, issues develop into downright freaky and outlandish. Taking his lifestyles in either fingers, the writer explores a subterranean cavern reputed to be the house of elusive blue-skinned troglodytes; is going mountaineering within the backwoods for a glimpse of Bigfoot; investigates the reality of different Archaeology looking for Atlantis; and exams for himself the time-travel and anti-gravity theories of famed inventor Nikola Tesla. Unashamedly revelling within the unexplained, Weird technology and peculiar ideals is either a penetrating research of the hidden underbelly of technological know-how, pseudo-science and faith, and an unforgettable trip into the innermost depths of the glorious and the peculiar.
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However, such proposals carry no legal weight under the established rules of zoological nomenclature. (274) Alas, Krantz admitted that the acceptance of his suggestions is hampered by one problem in particular. Namely, ‘All of these ideas presently suffer from the fact that there is no direct overlapping of evidence between the known fossils and the reported living species’ (274). Nevertheless, Krantz argued passionately for his ideas. He rejected what he called ‘the common view’ that little can be determined about body size and locomotion from the few simple jawbone and tooth fragments at our disposal.
They looked fake to me, but they looked like professional fakes. I suppose that someone else in the Bigfoot community could be responsible. But why would anyone bother? Biscardi claims to find tracks like this all over the country. Surely he is not being followed around by a merry prankster, hiding in the bushes and snickering into his sleeves. (Hmm, Sasquatch is sometimes portrayed as a trickster figure in Native American lore. ) The logical explanation is, of course, that Biscardi is somehow involved in the hoax.
Upon further inspection, Crew discovered that the tracks led down a steep incline, with the stride extending up to 60 inches in some places. Crew showed the tracks to his co-workers, who were just as perplexed as he was. About a month later, the tracks reappeared. The story of what the men had discovered began to be circulated throughout the small communities in the region. The Humboldt Times of Eureka, California printed a letter from the wife of one of the work crew, describing the prints. A few letters followed, each confirming what had been reported.
Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs: Mysterious Creatures, Lost Worlds and Amazing Inventions by Gregory L. Reece