During a high-resolution mapping of the seafloor surrounding Sicily, researchers discovered an ancient treasure: a stone monolith spanning 39 feet (12 meters), resting on the bottom of the Mediterranean.
Stunned, the researchers sent down divers with cameras and video recorders to get a closer look at the monolith, which had broken into two parts. They dove 131 feet (40 m) underwater in an area called the Pantelleria Vecchia Bank, located about 37 miles (60 kilometers) south of Sicily. Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015
More of the hidden history of the human race has been revealed. Researchers have discovered a gigantic monolith off Sicily that is 10,000 years old - at least.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
A map of America, created by artist Mark Adams, reveals the monsters feared the most in each state.
From the Jersey Devil to the Mothman, the US is filled with fictional creatures that have come to life in the nation's imagination.
Now one artist has decided to draw these cryptids by hand, revealing the beasts that are feared the most in each state.
'The map is a bit of a declaration of optimism and wonderment as to what might be possible on planet Earth,' artist Mark Adams told Dailymail.com. Read more
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Blues legend Robert Johnson was supposed to have made a deal with the devil to obtain his musical talent. Hoodoo has a tradition of crossroads spirits, but what exactly are these entities?
Note: Makes sure to read the section titled "controversy" at the end of this blog post.
In Hoodoo lore, The Black Man At The Crossroads is a survival of an African Trickster Spirit. Similar entities can still be found in the living religions of Voodou, Santeria, Lukumi, Candomble, IFA, and the like. Since Hoodoo is not a religion, The Black Man is not worshipped, but he is to be highly respected. Because of his trickster nature, the Black Man is often called, 'The Devil', but such title is most definitely not one that is synonymous with the Biblical Satan. Instead, the term, 'The Devil' is a reference to the trickster nature of the entity. Similar African tricksters associated with the crossroads have also been referred to as 'The Devil'. Read more
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Fairy circles continue to mystify science. If fairies don't make them, what does?
A 2,000-kilometer strip of desert stretching across Namibia is pockmarked with mysterious “fairy circles.” From Angola to South Africa, millions of these bare patches of dirt (which can be seen on Google Earth if you know where to look) dot the landscape, each some five to 10 meters across. And they are not static; they grow and shrink and disappear and reappear. Read more
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The written word can have magical power. Here is how hoodoo practitioners use papers and petitions.
In the Hoodoo tradition, one is typically advised to write one's petition on brown paper torn, usually from a grocery type sack, on all four sides by hand. This is thought to make the paper pure. However, there are instances where the practitioner is allowed to cut the paper with a pair of scissors. The use of scissors is seen as symbolic of using weapons such as swords, knives, and daggers against one's enemies. Some situations in which you would cut your petition paper with scissors can include when driving two people apart, or working enemy tricks. Read more
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Numerous villagers in New Guines have reported seeing what appears to be a Jurassic period pterodactyl.
Indonesia have reported sightings of an unidentified flying creature which seems to fit the description of a Jurassic period pterodactyl, a creature that lived more than 150 million years ago, reports the Kalimantan Press this morning. Read more
Saturday, August 15, 2015
A video purports to show Florida's skunk ape near Plant City.
A video that purports to show a large, man- or ape-like creature in Alderman’s Ford park has been making the rounds on the Internet.
The 22-second video, taken from a great distance and without commentary, depicts a furry, dark figure walking along the tree line before disappearing into the forest. The footage was reportedly shot at the county park off County Road 39. Read more
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchells says aliens tried to save America from nuclear war.
Aliens came to Earth to stop a nuclear war between America and Russia, according the bizarre claim of a former astronaut.
Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, says high-ranking military officials witnessed alien ships during weapons tests throughout the 1940s.
The UFOs, he says, were spotted hovering over the world's first nuclear weapons test which took place on July 16, 1945 in the desolate White Sands deserts of New Mexico. Read more
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Brent Swancer examines the mystical mysteries surrounding Mt. Shasta.
Mountains have always enthralled and inspired awe in mankind since time unremembered. We have lived in their shadows, worshipped at their feet, spun epic legends around them, feared them, revered them, and sacrificed to them. They have been the muse for countless artists, writers, and philosophers for thousands of years and inspired adventurers to push past their limits to ascend them. Mountains have also long drawn to them countless inexplicable mysteries and myths that gravitate around their craggy, cloud covered peaks and taunt those of us who would try and understand them. Although there are many deeply mysterious mountains in the world, one that surely stands out as exceptional is Northern California’s Mt. Shasta, a mountain which seems to know no end to the depths of bizarreness. Ancient lost civilizations, UFOs, Bigfoot, strange creatures, anomalous people, and numerous other unexplained phenomena, Mt. Shasta is just dripping with high strangeness. Let us explore the weird, wonderful, and indeed often surreal world of this mystical mountain realm. Read more
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Best-selling paranormal author Joni Mayhan gives parents eight signs that psychic children often display
Mary-Jane’s five-year-old daughter Shaely ran from the bathroom screaming, telling her mother there was a monkey man in the mirror behind her as she brushed her teeth. After calming down her daughter, Mary-Jane hesitantly approached the bathroom, fearful of what she might find.
Would she discover a real live person who broke into their home? Or could it be connected to the other events that had transpired over the course of the past few months? She stepped into the bathroom, finding it empty. As she leaned against the doorframe, she wasn’t sure whether to be relieved or more concerned. Read more
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
A 1959 comic featured "The Face on Mars" seventeen years before the Mars probe's famous photo.
Here's your daily dose of weird: Almost four decades ago a strange photograph was taken of Mars by the Viking 1 space probe, which appeared to show a massive humanoid-looking face carved into the Red Planet's landscape, staring back at the orbiter's lens. The so-called 'Face on Mars' would go on to become a fixture in theories about extraterrestrial alien life, though later more high-resolution photographs of the region had NASA dashing thoughts of it being an artificial creation. Read more.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Silicon Valley tech workers are turning to psychics and witches for advice, says Jeremy Lybarger.
Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour and the promise of steady work. Read more