Okunoshima is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan that can only be accessed via a ferry from the mainland. Okunoshima played a key role during World War II as a poison gas factory for much of the chemical warfare that was carried out in China.
This is evident today from the empty buildings on the island that used to be the poison gas research and manufacturing facility, as well as a museum that was opened in 1988 in order to alert as many people as possible to the dreadful truths about poison gas.
But what’s so odd about the island today is what’s made its permanent home there.
The official definition of a controversy is an issue that involves a prolonged public dispute or debate. Controversies usually concern a matter of opinion and can involve a wide variety of topics including world history, religion, philosophy, politics, economics, science, finances, age, gender, and race. In some areas of the world controversial issues are said to be disruptive to society and are not discussed in public. In other cultures, people feel it is their duty to examine all areas of a subject and discuss it in a civilized manner.Since the invention of the camera, hundreds of controversial pictures have been taken. This article will examine 10 images that have raised concern in the media and caused debate across the internet. The list is not attempting to display the top ten controversial photographs in history, but will examine a collection of pictures that have not been featured in similar articles. In any case, I would like to hear your opinion on the most controversial images in history.
Man is programmed to be curious about and even fascinated by the unknown, and by extension the purported metaphysical and paranormal world – from ghosts to aliens. That curiosity translates by turns as a vehement and scientific denial of such worlds, or as a passionate faith in the existence of another plane of reality. Those who fall into the latter group will form networks and even paranormal teams dedicated to research and attempts to contact the spiritual world, regardless of the potential scrutiny. What was a socially acceptable habit and even a fun party trick one hundred years ago became a niche interest in the late 20th century, but these days the fringe groups involved in paranormal activity have become popularised again with reality TV shows like “Ghost Hunters”. Cynics still have a strong voice in this area, though, and many would be shocked to learn that even the world’s most respected institutions have had occasion to turn to the supernatural.
Governmental institutions from around the world have, in fact, been known to conduct various forms of paranormal research. When reports of this activity hit the press in the mid-twentieth century, unrest increased among conspiracy theorists who received a sort of validation of their fears of the unknown and the supernatural. One of the most mysterious government research programs is, of course, the space program. If they’re looking into the existence of alien lifeforms, surely the whole business must have some foundation in science and truth… Right?
Here, we’re presenting believers and cynics alike with six paranormal experiments conducted by authorised governmental bodies, both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some of the experiments were conducted for the field of general scientific research while others had a more sinister motive, for use in warfare. Whether you’re a believer or a naysayer, the fact that some of the world’s most powerful governments saw the paranormal as legitimate field that warranted further study is a point of interest, at least. After all, those are your tax dollars and pounds at work…
An officer of the law who dies doing his duty deserves our highest respect. Laying down one’s own life to protect others is a truly noble cause, and is something that isn’t celebrated enough. That’s why when truly unfortunate events happen, the ones that take these living angels from our lives, it becomes our responsibility to celebrate them.
No matter their species.