Scientist: Sky confirms “shining moon” behind Frankenstein | SOURCE ONE NEWS
Rss Feed

Orlando Shooting: As Expected, Israel Spin Doctors Move To Exploit Orlando Massacre<----SOURCE ONE----Orlando Shooting: Ex-Wife, Pulse Patrons Say Omar Mateen Was Gay, Regularly Attended LGBT Nightclubs<----SOURCE ONE----Dwight D. Eisenhower The "Terrible Swedish Jew" Was A Mass Murderer<----SOURCE ONE----Killing Palestinians! Israel Creating Another Holocaust Like The Armenian and Ukrainian Holocausts That The Jews Did<----SOURCE ONE----Orlando Shooting: Like 9/11 Israel Quick To Take Advantage Of Terror, Seems Very Suspect<----SOURCE ONE----Was The Orlando Shooting A False Flag To Counter Positive Islam Press After Muhammad Ali Death?<----SOURCE ONE----Do Crisis Actors Like The Ones Alleged In The Orlando Shooting Get Paid-Off By Donations?<----SOURCE ONE----False Flag! WTF? Where Were The Ambulances? The Fog Of Breaking News In Orlando Shooting<----SOURCE ONE----Did Crazy Zionist Warmonger Lindsey Graham Attend Bilderberg 2016?<----SOURCE ONE----Bizarre Oddities: Was The Pulse Nightclub Shooting A False Flag Operation?<----SOURCE ONE----Crisis Actors Fake Crying? Collection Of Those That Believe The Orlando Shooting Was Another Hoax For Gun Grab<----SOURCE ONE----Anomalies: More To The Story About The Registered Democrat And Alleged ISIS Orlando Shooter<----SOURCE ONE----Danger! Fluoride Is A Neurotoxic Chemical Waste Byproduct That Damages Bones And Brain Function<----SOURCE ONE----US Law Enforcement Knew Florida Shooter BEFORE Shooting In Orlando<----SOURCE ONE----False Flag? 5 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Orlando Shooting<----SOURCE ONE----Could You Imagine A Crazy Killer Warmonger Like Hillary Clinton With Access To Nuclear Weapons?<----SOURCE ONE----Nevada Becomes The First State To Test Fully Automated Passenger Drones<----SOURCE ONE----Billionaire Paypal Founder Peter Thiel Goes On The Record About Bilderberg 2016<----SOURCE ONE----Zionist Henry Kissinger Called A Murderer As He Did His Bilderberg 2016 Walk Of Shame<----SOURCE ONE----David Petraeus Caught At Bilderberg 2016, Runs Away After Questions<----SOURCE ONE----Scary Conflict Of Interest For Obama To Endorse Hillary Clinton During An FBI Investigation About Her Emails<----SOURCE ONE----Know Thy Enemy: How You Are Enslaved And Why You Don't Even Know It<----SOURCE ONE----Surviving the Matrix: Mind Control In The Modern World - Propaganda Zombies<----SOURCE ONE----Extreme Weather: Planet X Incoming, Birth Pangs May 2016<----SOURCE ONE----Caught On Video: Shocking Shooting At Dallas Love Airport Field Baggage Claim<----SOURCE ONE----CREATING FRANKENFOOD - ANIMAL PHARM - INSIDE GMO TRANSGENICS AND CLONING<----SOURCE ONE----Opinion: Israel Acts With Evil Impunity And Is Still Welcomed Everywhere<----SOURCE ONE----The Question Is Asked Is The Tel Aviv Shootings A False Flag Inside-Job?<----SOURCE ONE----Ken O’Keefe: Israeli Ownership Of The US Government, Jewish Supremacy, The Talmud And Nuclear Holocaust<----SOURCE ONE----VIDEO: Donald Trump: Calls Out The Crooked Clintons “It’s A Sad Day In America”

no one deals like we do!

Home // News // Scientist: Sky confirms “shining moon” behind Frankenstein

Scientist: Sky confirms “shining moon” behind Frankenstein

Microsoft-Badge a-googleplay
Amazon-preorder

Scientist: Sky confirms “shining moon” behind Frankenstein

Jim Forsyth

Reuters US Online Report Science News

Sep 26, 2011 18:41 EDT

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A Texas astronomer has used science to confirm one of the most famous tales in western literature, the “bright and shining moon” over Lake Geneva that inspired an 18-year-old Mary Shelley to write “Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus.”

Shelley has long been doubted for her version of events that led to the writing of one of the most beloved Gothic tales in the English language: That she wrote it on a challenge one night in June 1816 during a “waking dream” as the moon shone through her window.

But Donald Olson, an astronomy professor at Texas State University in San Marcos, told Reuters on Monday that the night sky would argue that she was telling the truth.

“Some scholars are very skeptical, they even call her a liar,” Olson said. “But we see no reason, either in the science or in the primary sources, to doubt Mary Shelley’s account.”

Olson has made a hobby out of using the sky to solve the mysteries of many of the world’s most famous works of art and historical accounts.

His study of tides in the English Channel forced historians to change the accepted date of Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain in 55 BC, and he used astronomical tables to pinpoint where and when Vincent Van Gogh painted the famous painting alternately known as “Moonrise” and “Sunrise over Saint-Remy.”

Shelley first wrote of how she came to write Frankenstein in the preface of the book’s 1831 edition, and critics immediately began questioning her story as simply a ruse to sell more books.

The story goes like this: Shelley was staying with her future husband, Percy Shelley, at the Villa Diodati in Switzerland in June of 1816. Also present were Lord Byron and friends Claire Clairmont and John Polidori. Byron challenged all of them to try their hand at writing a ghost story.

WAKING DREAM

Shelley saw the “bright and shining moon” through her window that night and wrote the story while she was in what she called “a waking dream.”

Bookmark and Share

Microsoft-Badge a-googleplay
Amazon-preorder

The closest account of Byron’s challenge comes from Polidori’s diary, in which he tells of the party gathering at the Villa Diodati for a philosophical discussion that ended “after the witching hour” of June 16, 1816. The next day he wrote that “the ghost-stores are begun by all but me.”

But Olson said there was no record of the challenge itself from any sources other than Shelley’s preface, and the assumption has always been made, though not proven, that the challenge and the writing took place early in the morning of June 16.

But he said that had never been confirmed until now.

“We verified when the moon would have shone on her window, which is when she first came up with the idea for the story we know as Frankenstein,” Olson said.

The Villa Diodati still stands above Lake Geneva and the room where Shelley stayed is well known. Olson and his researchers made “extensive topographic measurements of the terrain” and investigated “weather records for June of 1816,” described by Lord Byron and Polidori as unusually wet and rainy.

On that night, however, “we determined that a bright, gibbous moon would have cleared the hillside to shine right into Shelley’s bedroom window just before 2 a.m. on June 16,” Olson said.

He said that had there been no moonlight visible that morning, it would have indicated fabrication on her part.

“This indicates her famous “waking dream” that gave birth to Frankenstein’s famous monster occurred between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on June 16,” he said.

“Mary Shelley wrote about moonlight shining through her window, and now we have recreated that night,” Olson said. “We see no reason to doubt her account, based on the astronomical data.”

Olson’s study appears in the October edition of “Sky and Telescope” magazine.

(Editing by Karen Brooks and Cynthia Johnston)

Source: Reuters US Online Report Science News

via Featured News and Video – Source One News, Source1news.com.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Media From The Web

Call Now: 877-881-5420

SPY & KNOW - HIDDEN CAMERAS, SURVEILLANCE, GPS TRACKING, SELF DEFENSE - PROTECT YOURSELF AND FAMILY - SPYKNOW.COM

The Truth Tale - iTunes

Top Trending Music From - The Truth Tale

New Music Promotion - Music By The Truth Tale (Some Songs May Be PG)

Songs Available At: Bandcamp - iTunes - Google Play - Amazon - Spotify

Top Trending Stories From Web
Posted in News, Sci-Tech and tagged as , , ,