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When it comes to unexplained phenomena, it is just that. Unexplained. We try to approach this from as many different ways as possible, and to throw out the assumptions that have driven research for a very long time. These strange experiences people have, no matter what you want to label or catagorize them as, are real in some way. They have been reported throughout history and across cultures. If nothing else, they are a very Human experience. None of the theories we have may even come close to divining what we are actually experiencing, if they did, we would have some answers. We do not know what Reality is, what life or death are, or truly why we are here. We do know that our senses filter much out, and our memories do not work like we think they do. New approaches are needed if we are ever to make any progress at all in understanding what we are interacting with. Some of that comes from understanding ourselves, and some of that comes from having a truly open mind in confronting those things that defy explanation. We need new eyes, perspectives, and better questions. That is the goal of Where Did the Road Go? To go places that have not been tread before, and explore new things from new angles. To leave the well worn road, and wander...
Seriah interviews John Chewter about pre-Columbian expeditions to the Americas by the Mali Empire, an Islamic society in West Africa. Topics include anomalous artifacts, lost history, Mansa Musa, Persian rescue of the works in the Library of Alexandria, Islamic preservation/advances in mathematics and science, Chinese expeditions to the Americas, King Solomon's mines, Viking exploration, and the search for gold- much thought-provoking material! - Recap by Vincent Treewell
Ursula Southeil (c. 1488–1561) (also variously spelled as Ursula Southill, Ursula Soothtell or Ursula Sontheil), better known as Mother Shipton, is said to have been an English soothsayer and prophetess. The first publication of her prophecies, which did not appear until 1641, eighty years after her reported death, contained a number of predictions. After that, later editions go off the scale. She is reportedly the model for Shakespeare's MacBeth Witches with the hooked nose and jutting chin. If you dressed up like that at halloween - you were being Old Mother Shipton.
One of the most notable editions of her prophecies was published in 1684 and states that she was born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in a cave now known as Mother Shipton's Cave which, along with the Petrifying Well and associated parkland, is operated as a visitor attraction. She was reputed to be hideously ugly. The book also claims that she married Toby Shipton, a local carpenter, near York in 1512, told fortunes and made predictions throughout her life. She made her name by accurately fortelling the death of Cardinal Wolsey, the reformation and much more. Later editions have prophesies of submarines, ET saviours after an Armageddon from a cometary impact and much more. Now read on..
NOTE: In the 'read more' is a lot of links to articles and downloadable books (free), an interactive timeline with events mentioned in conversation, and some videos showing the famous cave where she lived.
This week John Chewter tells the suppressed story of the 562AD ‘comet’ that caused havoc down the length of the UK, killed many thousands of people, was the major cause of the UK’s Dark Ages and was deliberately covered up by the Pope. However, the story does not end there. It spans seven countries and three continents, possibly explaining a few ‘mysteries’ along the way. This show will likely raise a few eyebrows!
John had a background in electronic design and went on to be International Sales and/or Marketing VP for such well-known companies such as Harris, Zilog, Logitech, and Mustek.
For the last 20 years, John has been running Coastal Computing (a web & app technology company) with offices in Spain and the UK. He now specializes in coding & designing large website systems and new scheduled radio stations for broadcast companies, retail chain stores and other interested parties.
Alongside Coastal Computing, John and his archaeologist / anthropologist wife Sally have set up, coded, and run DeprogrammedRadio.com. This is a 24/7 web radio station, on their own servers, which automatically imports, time shifts and streams ‘alternative’ programs created by 3rd parties who would otherwise not get an airing on mainstream media - as well as some solid & relevant science shows. We can, and sometimes do, control it from smart-phones when we are travelling or researching.
John used participate in Roman excavations in southern England, has always been interested in classical and ancient history, especially the bits that ‘do not fit’. He has been researching some of these oddities for some 40 years, sometimes collaborating and assisting other alternative researchers, broadcasters and filmmakers, some of whom have appeared on this show.