Here we post topics to make you wonder just what really goes on in the universe.

Multiple Dimensions

Do they really exist? In math they do, if you believe in the superstring theory.  In 1919, Polish mathematician Theodor Kaluza proposed that the existence of a fourth spatial dimension might allow the linking of general relativity and electromagnetic theory.  Swedish mathematician Oskar Klein took Kaluza's theory and refined it saying that space consisted of both extended and curled-up dimensions.  Experiments later showed that Kaluza's general relativity and electromagnetic theory and Klein's curled-up dimension theory did not unite as originally hoped, but decades later, string theorists found the idea useful.

It turns out that, before superstring theory existed, two mathematicians, Eugenio Calabi of the University of Pennsylvania and Shing-Tung Yau of Harvard University, described six-dimensional geometrical shapes that superstring theorists say fit the bill for the kind of structures their equations call for.  If we replace the spheres in curled-up space with these Calabi-Yau shapes, we end up with 10 dimensions: three spatial, plus the six of the Calabi-Yau shapes, plus one of time.  If superstring theory turns out to be correct, then the world would consisting of 10 or more dimensions.

Will there ever be an explanation for extra dimensional existence?  No, probably not; the limiting factor is our minds.  Are other dimensional life-forms watching us right now waiting for that moment to present themselves or pull the proper person into the other dimensions to show them what really is on the other side of our reality?


Does he, it, or they really exist?  On January 7th, 1811, David Thompson, a surveyor and trader for the Northwest Company, was attempting to cross the Rocky Mountains near the present day site of Jasper, Alberta.  In the journal entry for January 7th, 1811, Thompson wrote:

"I saw the track of a large Animal - has 4 large Toes about 3 or 4 in long and a small nail at the end of each. The ball of his foot sank about 3 in deeper than the Toes - the hinder part of his foot did not mark well. The whole is about 14 in long by 8 in wide and very much resembles a large Bear's Track.  It was in the Rivulet in about 6 in of snow."

40 years later, when he expanded upon this experience in his "Narrative", he wrote:

"January 7th. continuing our journey in the afternoon we came on the track of a large animal, in the snow about six inches deep on the ice; I measured it; four large toes each of four inches in length, to each a short claw; the ball of the foot sunk three inches lower than the toes.  The hinder part of the foot did not mark well, the length fourteen inches, by eight inches in breadth, walking from north to south, and having passed about six hours. We were in no humor to follow him; the Men and Indians would have it to be a young mammoth and I held it to be the track of a large old grizzly bear; yet the shortness of the nails, the ball of the foot, and its great size was not that of a Bear, otherwise that of a very large old Bear, his claws worn away, the Indians would not allow."

In another part of the "Narrative", Thompson brings it up this experience again:

"I now recur to what I have already noticed in the early part of last winter, when proceeding up the Athabasca River to cross the mountains, in company with....Men and four hunters, on one of the channels of the River we came to the track of a large animal, which measured fourteen inches in length by eight inches in breadth by a tape line. As snow was about six inches in depth the track was well defined, and we could see it for a full hundred yards from us, this animal was proceeding from north to south. We did not attempt to follow it, we had not time for it, and the Hunters, eager as they are to follow and shoot every animal, made no attempt to follow this beast, for what could the balls of our guns do against such an animal? Report from old times had made the head branches of this River, and the Mountains in the vicinity the abode of one, or more, very large animals, to which I never appeared to give credence; for these reports appeared to arise from that fondness for the marvelous so common to mankind: but the sight of the track of that large a beast staggered me, and I often thought of it, yet never could bring myself to believe such an animal existed, but thought it might be the track of some Monster Bear."

Witnesses: David Thompson and party.

This is one of 30 some reported sightings during the 1800's along the west coast and moving north into Canada.  So many reports, sightings, and foot prints of this creature yet no real evidence that such a beast really does exist, will we ever solve the question "what really is Bigfoot?".