09 February 2007

From the begining... 200 B.C. - 1850 (02)

Circa 200 B.C. to 200 A.D.
Ancient Celtic legends tell of trickster Men in Black who used enchantment. (José Chung's 'From Outer Space')

Circa 30 A.D.
According to a religious legend heard by Dana Scully as a child in Catholic school, when Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (see The Bible) a clay pot is being turned nearby on a wheel and the grooves in the clay capture the vibrations of the air made by the voice of Jesus. Sister "Spooky" Callahan claims to Dana that the bowl is imbued with the power to raise the dead. (Hollywood A.D.)

Circa 1200
According to Mulder, reports of mysterious lights around Brown Mountain go back this far, although the literature is vague about how this date was established. There are no written records this old and the date is derived from Indian legend. The first written report by a white man will be in 1771. According to Indian legend, a great battle is fought around now between the Cherokee and Catawba Indians near Brown Mountain. The Cherokees believed that the lights were the spirits of Indian maidens who went on searching through the centuries for their husbands and sweethearts who had died in the battle. (Historical)

Circa 1300
The Anasazi culture disappears in the Southwest. Attacked or invaded by aliens, some of their elders hide in one particular pueblo that contains magnetite, protecting them from the aliens. The Cigarette Smoking Man thinks of these elders as "the first shadow government," similar to US government plans for a shadow government retreat at the Mount Weather Complex in Virginia in 2012, when the new alien invasion takes place. (The Truth)

Circa 1400
A colony of tree mites infects a tree in what will someday be the Olympia National Forest of northwest Washington state. They continue to survive inside the tree as the years pass, and additional tree rings surround them. The insects cocoon their prey and drain the fluids, attacking victims as large as humans. Wherever the insects swarm, an oily residue is left behind. (Darkness Falls)
In the 15th century, a French peasant girl encounters an old Moor, selling rugs. She discovers that a powerful genie lives in one rug, and makes three wishes -- for a stout hearted mule, a magic sack that would always be filled with turnips, and to be long-lived and powerful. In response to this last wish, genie makes the girl a genie, herself, and she takes up residence in a rug. She soon, however, becomes disillusioned by the greed and lack of forethought by people to whom she owes wishes, and begins to enjoy perverting their wishes, when they are not specific. (Je Souhaite)

Juan Ponce de Leon makes his first exploration in Florida, seeking the legendary "fountain of youth." Instead he finds death by an Indian arrow. (Historical)
Mulder speculates that if anyone actually found the Fountain of Youth and remained living in the forest, they might have adapted to their environment and become significantly changed. He feels X-Files about "Moth Men" may refer to those who drank from the Fountain of Youth. (Detour)

The Earth passes through the tail of comet Lexell. The comet passes .0151 Astronomical Units from Earth, just a few times the distance of the Moon, crossing the Northern sky close to Polaris on its way into the Solar system toward the Sun. No comet is known to have passed closer (except for the poorly recorded course of the 1491 comet, which may have been as close as .0094 AU). Comet tails, however, have been recorded to stretch up to 4 AU from the nucleus, meaning Earth did not just graze the edge of the tail. Earth cut a thick swath through a dense region of the tail of Lexell. Dust, filled with organic materials,fell to Earth fresh from its ice-bound source in the Lexell nucleus. (Historical Accounts)

Geraud de Brahm, a German engineer and the first white man to explore the region now known as North Carolina reports what has come to be known as the "Brown Mountain Lights." The lights, also reported in Indian legend, are described as dancing, flickering, and darting. Sometimes at night they seem to drift slowly, fading and brightening. At other times they seem to whirl like pinwheels, then dart rapidly away. Brown Mountain is located in Burke County, between Morganton and Lenoir, in the western part of North Carolina. (Historical)

Circa 1800
Contradictory evidence suggests that around this year an Extraterrestrial Biological Entity may have been frozen in ice near a glacier in the Yukon Territory. The body found there in 1997 may also be a hoax. (Gethsemane)

Members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, exploring the Northwest, write of Indian men who are able to change their shape into that of a wolf. (Shapes)
Just after entering what is now South Dakota, Lewis and Clark visit "Spirit Mound," an isolated hill, alone in the middle of the plains. Indians who live in the area refuse to approach Spirit Mound, because they say it is the home of "little devils with large heads, whose arrows can kill at an unusual distance." Lewis and Clark find no evidence of little beings with large heads, alien or otherwise. In spite of efforts of local residents over several decades to make Spirit Mound a state park, it remains under the private ownership of a farmer, until 2001 when it finally becomes a public park with restored prairie. (The Journals of Lewis and Clark and current accounts)

The first reported case of "communication with spirits," in the form of a poltergeist in the Fox family home in Hydesville, NY, results in a rapidly spreading belief in Spiritualism, now considered to be part of parapsychology. (Historical Accounts)

Around this year, the Chinese Wanshang Dhole wild dog is believed to become extinct. The dog, a scavenger, is also the basis for Chinese myth and legend which calls it a trickster dog, able to open doors, steal wives and disappear into thin air. The Wangshang Dhole may also be related to a form of Chinese werewolf, which does not become extinct. (Alpha)

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