There are a few places where men fear to tread, places so scary locals have labeled them with names like “Hotel Hell,” “Hell Bridge,” and “Satan’s Tunnel.” Witches, demons, and shadowy entities are said to lurk there. Some are even believed to contain portals to Hell itself. We at Mysterious Heartland have braved damnation to bring you this list. Which will prove to be the most terrifying place of them all? Read more
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Michael Kleen reveals the ten most terrifying places in the Midwest.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Are the amazing abilities of savants due to enhanced telepathic abilities? New research suggests that may be the case.
The amazing abilities of autistic savants – prodigious feats of memory and calculation, as well as musical and artistic talents, despite the presence of mental disabilities (see the bottom of this post for examples) - remains one of the most fascinating topics in brain science. But these abilities may only be the tip of the iceberg, with new research suggesting that autistic savants may also have an enhanced capacity for extrasensory perception. Read more
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Medical doctors consider psychic surgeons frauds, but patients credit them for miraculous recoveries
Two ago, Cynthia Knapp was virtually immobilised by rheumatoid arthritis. The auto-immune disease, which causes joints to swell, had left the 67-year-old in such agonising neck and back pain, she was often unable to hobble the few feet from bedroom to bathroom.
Today, however, the pain is gone, and the retired graphic designer from Worthing, West Sussex, is more active than she could ever have hoped to be. Once housebound, now her days are filled with trips to the park with her grandchildren — Sofia, seven, and Lucas, 18 months. Read more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Investigators are now blaming the mysterious deaths of Russian college students decades ago on the Yeti. Is this just a lame attempt to justify their inability to solve the case, or is there something to it?
Investigators baffled by the unexplained and gruesome deaths of Russian college students decades ago have come up with a new suspect, albeit an unlikely one: the Yeti.
On February 2, 1959, nine college students climbed the icy slopes of Dyatlov Pass in the Ural Mountains of Russia. They never made it out alive. The students bodies were found with broken ribs and fractured skulls. In one grotesque case, a woman's eyes had been gouged out and her tongue was missing. Read more
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Greg Taylor explores whether quantum physics implies that we will live forever.
Is Schrödinger's Cat immortal? And by extension, does that mean that both you and I will live forever as well?
In the famed thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects the radioactivity from a single atom decaying, the poison is released into the sealed box, killing the cat. But in the weird world of quantum mechanics - or more specifically in this case, the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics - the cat would supposedly remain in a state of 'superposition', both alive and dead, until an observation or measurement is made by an external observer opening the box, collapsing the wavefunction - and finding the cat either alive or dead. Schrödinger did not see this as a serious possibility - instead, his thought experiment was meant to show a problem with the Copenhagen interpretation. Read more
Saturday, August 9, 2014
This scary urban legend has been around for years. It tells the tale of a mysterious lost girl who takes rides from strangers late at night.