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Phantoms Fill the Southern Skies

Phantoms Fill the Southern Skies

Author: Jeff Lawhead

Publisher: 23 House

ISBN: 1939306140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 212

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It's the land of Doppelgangers, Poltergeists, White Screamers, Boo Hags, the Moon-Eyed People, and many other chilling curiosities. In this collection of southern specters, you'll find... . Hell's Church, where rumors abound about spirits, murders, and devil worship. . The Cavern Near Plant #5, a haunted mine that is the purest, darkness place there is in the mountains. . Gravity Hill, where a driver can put a car in neutral and it will be pulled up the mountain by a mysterious force. It is also said you said that you can hear the ghost of a murdered woman scream off in the distance as you're getting "towed." . Pilot Knob Cemetery, where a sinister entity known as The Watcher is said to frighten away visitors. . Chain Gang Hill Road, a local "lover's lane" haunted by victims of a killer named Lee Roy Martin, where voices moan and wail in the dark of night. You'll find these and many, many more in the fascinating pages of Phantoms Fill the Southern Skies!"

El Dorado Canyon

El Dorado Canyon

Author: Joseph Stanik

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612515809

Category: History

Page: 360

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America's war on terrorism did not start on 11 September. Long before the overt war in Afghanistan and the covert war against al-Qaida, U.S. forces struck at one of the hotbeds of terrorism in the world. On 15 April 1986, in the dead of night, American strike aircraft roared into the very heart of Muammar Qaddafi's Libya, attacking carefully selected targets and nearly killing the "brother leader" himself. Code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon, the raid was in direct response to Qaddafi's support of a terrorist act against U.S. service personnel stationed in Europe and was a result of President Ronald Reagan's pledge to respond to terrorism with "swift and effective retribution." Stanik, a retired naval officer and Middle East scholar, provides a detailed account of the raid as well as an in-depth analysis of its causes and effects. He also describes three other hostile encounters between U.S. and Libyan forces during Reagan's presidency and details U.S. covert operations. From a bombing in Berlin, West Germany, to terrorism in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, from the halls of power in Washington to airbases in England and the decks of American warships in the Mediterranean, Stanik has woven a truly international thriller that is all too real and forebodingly relevant to current events. A study in diplomacy, strategy, high-level policy, deck-plate operations, and the unique challenges offered by a new brand of evil, this book is required reading for a better understanding of the ongoing war on terrorism.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785785696

Category: Science

Page: 176

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All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial 5 per cent of everything. The rest is hidden. This could be the biggest puzzle that science has ever faced. Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around: they should fly apart, but something concealed holds them together. That ’something' is dark matter – invisible material in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets. By the 1990s we also knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. Something, named dark energy, is pushing it to expand faster and faster. Across the universe, this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly fourteen times greater than all the visible material in existence. Brian Clegg explains this major conundrum in modern science and looks at how scientists are beginning to find solutions to it.