Greetings Graliens,

First of all, I’d like to thank all the loyal readers of the Gralien Report for another wonderful year! 2009 was tremendous so far as growth in readership, and thanks to the efforts of many of you out there, it also proved to be an instrumental time for boosting the site to the greater presence on the web it now holds. Many thanks to all of you for your comments, stories, news tips, emails, thoughtful insights and overall intelligence. Ideas truly are what make the world go around, and although I might sound a bit idealistic at times (and perhaps even overly optimistic), when people work together I do believe there are few limitations to what can be achieved.

That being said, I wanted to share a few of the most-read articles that have appeared here at the Gralien Report in 2009. These are, as ranked by page views and return visits by folks like you, the ones you’ve demanded to see the very most. Therefore, I encourage you to enjoy them again and share them with others if they were a favorite of yours, and also feel free to share any insights in the comment forum below the post. Or if you’d prefer to communicate directly, you may email me. On the other hand, if the articles below are new to you or you are only a recent visitor to the site, I invite you to enjoy the best of 2009 that so many like-minded individuals out there have read over the last twelve months.

So now, let’s get on to the goodies…

Tesla: Master of Lightning, Gatherer of Light

The most enduring and fascinating inventor and engineer of all time, Nikola Tesla, is looked at in a slightly different “light.” Among the stories that are shared include his friendship with Mark Twain, and how the famous author had urged Tesla to build the now legendary “death ray” in order to ensure world peace.

Holes in the Poles: Hollow Earth Madness or Fata Morgana?

“Fata Morgana” is a phenomenon that borrows its name from the nefarious shape shifting witch, Morgan LaFaye, of Arthurian legends. But does it explain how “false land-masses” in the Northern Arctic might be perceived as entrances to a Hollow Earth?

Land of the Roamin’ Gnomes: Southern Little People and Gnomes Abroad

The Southern United States is known for barbecues, baseball, and an overall simpler way of life… would you be surprised to know it’s also home to what the Cherokee natives called “the little people?” Tales of roamin’ gnomes from abroad are also discussed in this unique–albeit strange–look at the presence of faerie folk in modern traditions throughout the United States.

Screaming Kangaroos: Large Anomalous Marsupials in the USA

Kicking Cryptid Kangas have been one of the strangest creatures ever to be “misplaced” in the US. Surprisingly, there’s quite a history of their presence here, too. Reports of phantom marsupials and “Screaming Kangaroos” are examined in-depth.

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at