Paranormal News Of The Week: December 15th, 2018

Jason Cousineau and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about 60,000 Mayan structures found in Guatemala, Another Alien Megastructure Star, and abundant life under the surface of Earth. All this and more on The Paranormal News Of The Week for December 15th, 2018.

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Laser Scans Reveal 60,000 Previously Unknown Maya Structures Hidden in Guatemalan Jungle!

In February, National Geographic exclusively revealed that the previously unknown ancient structures were spotted using LiDAR (“Light Detection and Ranging”) technology, which can ‘see through’ the jungle canopy to identify monuments below . The aerial scanning technique is revolutionizing the field of archaeology as it quickly reveals man-made sites, which would be near impossible to discover through ground searches due to the dense vegetation and harsh conditions of the jungles of Central and South America.

Now the full study from Tulane University has been published in Science magazine and confirms the extent of the Maya civilization in the region.

Scientific American: Have Astronomers Found Another "Alien Megastructure" Star? Scientists now have a second example of a strange stellar phenomenon speculatively linked to extraterrestrial intelligence in 2015

Known as VVV-WIT-07, the star appears to be much older and redder than our sun, although the amount of interstellar dust between our solar system and the star’s home closer to the galactic center makes exact classification and distance measurements very difficult. What is certain is that in the summer of 2012, the object's brightness faded slightly for 11 days, then plummeted over the following 48 days, suggesting that something blocked more than three quarters of the star’s light streaming toward Earth. But what could that “something” be?

Forbes: There Is A Colossal Cornucopia Of Exotic Life Hiding Within Earth's Crust | Dec 11, 2018

Life not just surviving but thriving in such extreme environments are referred to as “extremophilic”, but perhaps that term is a bit of a misnomer. After all, year by year, the number of new species found in these extreme environments rises considerably, which makes their presence in the strangest of nooks ever more expected and, well, normal. Those environments may be inhospitable to life we can see with our eyes, but it's increasingly becoming clear that we’re in the minority here – fragile, larger lifeforms, wandering about on a planet that doesn’t belong to us as much as we would like to think.

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