The theory that runs my life is that someday I will be recognized as so intensely extraordinary that a half-giant on a flying motorcycle/man in a blue box will inform me that there has been a terrible mistake and he needs to bring me to Hogwarts/All of time and space right away. I’m not getting any closer on the Hogwarts front, real owls tend to bite those that try to bribe them into carrying messages to Dumbledore , but thankfully my vivid fantasy life involving Doctor Who only becomes crazier and and more real with each passing day. Here we have, ladies and gentlemen, the mounting body of evidence that proves I’m totally sane.
The Images and Art
Let’s start at the very beginning with this cave painting found in Utah. Made by nomadic tribes over 5,ooo years ago, we see human figures surrounding what is definitely the TARDIS or a tree/rock looks strangely like the TARDIS. (Also that humanoid figure on the far left looks like the Silence, just throwing that one out there because it makes this painting more frightening.) Maybe this is why Eleven has a strange fondness for the American West, he went there once very early on and tweaked some things and now he likes how it turned out.
Next we have the 9th doctor’s bust. This particular photo was taken in the Louvre in 2008, and there are other photos of this that confirm that this is bust an actual thing and not some miracle of photoshop. It’s a funerary portrait taken from a wax mask made of the deceased (a fairly customary thing to do in Rome if you were wealthy) but any information about the man pictured has been lost to time. The Romans are sending us a clear message, don’t skip Nine.
This is Captain Jack Harkness posing with a plane. I can’t find any information more in depth than that. If this isn’t Captain Jack it seriously has to be John Barrowman’s relative. The resemblance is uncanny.
Here we have the painting “Consolation” by Raphael Soyer, a New York artist, done in 1959. It looks an awful lot like Amy and Rory, and of course that would make sense because *SPOILERS* that Weeping Angel sent the Ponds back to the 1930’s and they lived the rest of their lives in New York City. I would imagine that the Ponds would befriend a very progressive crowd, they were from the future after all, and those Raphael Soyer was close to, and from whom he pulled these subjects, would be described as such.
And then, of course, there was that time that Eleven visited the Beatles.
The Universe is weird
(I’m kind of freaking out)
On top of all of these strange images there have been a number of odd galactic finds that have me convinced every Christmas that this is the Christmas we’ll be getting attacked by holiday themed aliens (somehow they know it’s Christmas and they get festive. I mean, that’s nice of them.).
There was that time that scientists found a Gallifrey-like planet. It’s part of a transiting circumbinary multi-planet system, basically two planets orbiting two suns, named Kepler-47c and located in the constellation Cygnus. Arguably this could also be called Tatooine or Magrathea, any way this goes it pleases me.
There was also that time that scientists found a planet made of diamonds that Forbes estimates would be worth about $26.9 Nonillion. It’s actually named 55 Cancri e, and it circles a star in the constellation Cancer.
Oh, and remember that time that the crack in the universe showed up in the Milky Way? Now mind you it’s not a crack, it’s a cloud of super dense material large enough to swallow solar systems that’s slowly collapsing under it’s own weight, undergoing fusion, and giving birth to more stars. Comforting.
Also, Mars is full of water. Nobody touch it.
And then there are these
Some strange earthly finds
that are mostly less exciting than the others.
Here is a man with two hearts. Well, two hearts and a pacemaker regulating the beats of both. It’s not a natural phenomena, the internet assures me a human would probably die if born with two hearts, but it is a really interesting heart surgery where a donor heart is used to aid the damaged original heart.
This was an eye that washed up on shore, an eye that looks very much like a Dalek eyestalk. The assumption was that this must be from some large breed of fish, Tuna was put forth as a reasonable candidate, but nothing was written on the subject after the eye was taken to a lab to identify it.
Last, there is this strange metal sphere that dropped from the sky in a remote area of Namibia (commonplace event in the southern hemisphere I’m told), and similar spheres have also fallen in Brazil and Australia. They look a little to similar to those robotic balls the Master had for comfort.
There was also, and I can’t find any images of this sadly, a diet pill called Adipotide with the motto, “The fat just walks away”.
If you know of any more proof that the Doctor is real, or if you’d like to join me while I sit outside my building like little Amy Pond waiting for the Raggedy Doctor, leave a comment below. Also if you’d like to read more on any of the stories or pictures above, you can check out the links below.