There is a mysterious community located in the Caribbean sea where baby females start to develop a penis and morph into males when they hit puberty.
The small village of Salinas in the Barahona Province of the Dominican Republic features in a new BBC documentary about the phenomenon, which is said to happen to one in every 90 local children who are born as girls.
Known as ‘guevedoces’, which literally means ‘penis at 12’, the kids who undergo this transformation are known in medical terms as ‘pseudohermaphrodite’.
The condition was first discovered in the 1970s by Dr Julianne Imperato, and since then multiple studies have been conducted, with the conclusion that it’s a perfectly natural condition.
Johnny, 24, who was born as a girl called Felicitia, explains how it felt to grow up like this:
“I remember I used to wear a little red dress. I was born at home instead of in a hospital”.
“They didn’t know what sex I was. I went to school and I used to wear my skirt. I never liked to dress as a girl”.
“When they bought me girls toys I never bothered playing with them. All I wanted to do was play with the boys”.
In the Image: Jhonny Via BBC
It’s caused by a rare genetic disorder which causes an enzyme that prevents the production of the male sex hormone to be absent in the womb, and creates what appears to be a girl at birth.
Then when they reach puberty the transformation occurs. BBC Presenter Dr Michael Mosley explains:
“Guevedoces are also sometimes called ‘machihembras’ meaning ‘first a woman, then a man’.”
“When they’re born they look like girls with no testes and what appears to be a vagina”.
“It is only when they near puberty that the penis grows and testicles descend”.
When Dr Imperato investigated the Guavadoces she discovered the reason they don’t have male genitalia at birth is because they are deficient in an enzyme called 5-α-reductase, which normally converts testosterone into dihydro-testosterone.
And the discovery of this condition has led to breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical industry that most men will be grateful for, Dr Mosley says:
“They used [Dr Imperato’s] discovery to create a drug called finasteride, which blocks the action of 5-α-reductase”.
“It is now widely used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate and male pattern baldness. For which, I’m sure, many men are truly grateful”.
You probably herd about the Nazca Lines in Peru, ancient geoglyphs only properly visible from above. Their popularity with ancient alien proponents is second only to Egypt’s pyramids. Yet there’s an older, more mysterious, and even more common version in the Middle East that gets a lot less attention.
The “Wheels” are circular stone structures built in the desert from Syria to Saudi Arabia. Believed to be at least 2,000 years old, the structures weren’t rediscovered until the 1920s, after we’d invented planes. An archaeologist working on the structures said that you can make out a vague pattern from the ground, but you must ascend to at least 30 meters (100 ft) to view the structures clearly.
The purpose of the structures is unclear. Some are clustered together, and others stand alone. Some of the circles seem to have spokes aligned with astronomical phenomena, while others are apparently random. They could be the remains of buildings or cemeteries, though the most common belief is that they had some sort of religious significance to the people that made them.
A mysterious ancient leather manuscript, older than 4,000 years, has been carefully reconstructed by Egyptologist after it was rediscovered in the museum in Cairo.
It containing rituals spells and colorful depictions of divine and supernatural beings, predating those found in the Book of the Dead manuscripts, the leather roll is around 2.5 meters long, with text and drawings on both sides. It is both the longest surviving leather ancient Egyptian manuscript and the oldest, according to Egyptologist Dr Wael Sherbiny, who found the roll in a mix of small and large fragments on the Cairo Museum’s shelves and announced his discovery at the International Congress of Egyptologists in Florence in August.
Wael Sherbiny working on a portion of the manuscript at the Cairo Museum. Via: theguardian.
The artefact’s provenance is not known, but according to Sherbiny it was bought by the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology from an antiquities dealer after the first world war, and then donated to the Cairo Museum two years before the outbreak of the second world war.
“In the segment that was used in the so-called Book of Two Ways, the speaker is approaching an elaborate architectonic structure with a highly restricted access,” said Sherbiny. “A certain holy place that is protected by multiple gates and their powerful guardians. These latter are characterised as supernatural beings with immense magical powers. The texts in the scroll contain this specific and magical knowledge that is required to pass safely by these dangerous beings and get access to the divine restricted area behind the gates.”
In her photo you can see my head in the lower left corner because I was wearing a red and white bandana on my head. Also you can see tourist moving up the steps of the pyramid to show how much time passed between photos.
Closer view of the first, larger object in the photo – click for full resolution
Image magnified to show both UFOs – click for full resolution
Jim Onan was a man who always interested in the Egyptian culture and stumbled upon a university study one day suggesting that pyramids at Giza generated energy. Jim came from humble beginnings, He had 5 children with his his wife Linda and he was a hardworking man who built his own concrete business from the ground up. In the 70’s Pyramid’s became more popular because of the mysteries coming forth. His curiosity led him to build small pyramids around his home and people realized that when they put their hands above this small pyramid they felt a weird sensation, a vortex of energy coming from the top of the Pyramid.
He kept building small pyramids and then decided to build a little bigger one, a 13 foot pyramid in his backyard to experiment on a larger scale. One of the Onan sons was a botanist and the university he attended suggest that they grow inside the Pyramid. What they found was astonishing, they found that plants grew three times as fast in the pyramid than outside it.
One day, Jim was talking with his wife Linda about what kind of home they should build and Linda jokingly said “Why don’t you build it out of a pyramid” and that gave him quite the idea, he was going to build his families home as a pyramid structure, and he did. He built the Pyramid home for his family and it was an exact replica model of the Pyramid’s of giza at 1/9th the size.
As the building came into completion and the pyramid form took shape something astonishing happend. The middle of the home started bubbling up with water and the spring water started entering the first floor (the bottom) of the pyramid. Astonished and confused, they scrapped the plans to have an indoor pool on the first floor of the pyramid and instead had to bring in experts to reroute the water to funnel it out of the pyramid home and into the surrounding area.
Some say that the shape of the pyramid itself helped to bring this spring to life and fill the surrounding area with spring water. This is really the only conclusion that I see considering there was no water there before and once the pyramid took shape this is when the water started bubbling up. Quite incredible huh? A pyramid structure helped to bring spring water to the surface.
Additionally Jim Onan was very passionate about Egyptian architecture and culture and decided he wanted to coat the pyramid in gold. He coated the pyramid in 24-karat gold surrounding the whole pyramid costing an incredible $1 Million US dollars. This is now the largest golden plated structure in North America. Naturally, this structure got a lot of attention from the local community and the press and it got a lot of exposure. Tourists started flocking by the thousands and they created a tourism business out of it.
Celebrities showed interest as well. Michael Jackson wanted to shoot a music video within this pyramid and Muhammad Ali offered to buy this golden pyramid because he wanted to turn this into a training facility. It’s an incredible story that really documents the power (and further potential power left undiscovered) of pyramids. In the last article I wrote about the Bosnian Pyramid of the sun and how the recorded negative ions under this pyramid were measured higher than any other place on the planet. One man named Ralph who was working on this Pyramid in illinois drank the spring water everyday while working on the pyramid and he came back from his doctor reporting that his blood pressure was lower. Jim thought Ralph was crazy and told anyone that they could take the spring water to drink themselves and people did, and many claimed to feel better or to have certain ailments cured. This could all be the placebo effect (mind over matter) or there could be some validity as we now know that water is living and to charge water and for it to be alive has more health value. Spring water is already the best water you can get and for it to be positively charged (if it was in some way) then there could be potential there.
So, what can pyramids potentially do for mankind?
1. Increase Food/Plant Growth by up to 300% (maybe more?)
2. Bring Water and Life to an Area (spring water erupted from the earth after this structure was built)
3. Stone built pyramids (10’s of thousands of years old) have higher levels of negative ions which are great for health.
4. charge water to have more life force and healing power.
The story of Jim Onan and his family is incredible and I plan on visiting this pyramid one day in person to see it for myself, ask questions and get the full experience. Thankfully they have now opened up the pyramid home as a tourism attraction and anyone can visit! You can hear the full story of this pyramid below in this short documentary: