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Hidden Text in This Ancient Manuscript Can Only Be Read by X-Rays

On the surface it appears to be a religious book written in the 11th century, but researchers have long suspected that writings on a completely different subject are hiding beneath the visible text… and now, thanks to a lengthy and complex scanning procedure, experts finally have proof. Newsweek recently reported on a research project underway […]

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Creepy, Ancient “Skeleton Spiral” Discovered Beneath Mexico City

This macabre but fascinating find comes in the wake of another amazingly spooky discovery in Mexico, in which divers mapped out a massive labyrinth of underwater tunnels in the Yucatan Peninsula — a site ancient Mayan priests once used to contact the underworld. The haunting revelation comes from beneath the streets of modern Mexico City, […]

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Researchers Discover an Ancient Arachnid with a Long, Rat-Like Tail

Scientists have proven that modern-day spiders, scorpions and other arachnids descend from a distant ancestor, but a new discovery — well-preserved inside a block of amber unearthed in Myanmar — sheds new light on a truly nightmarish (but fascinating) eight-legged beast dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. According to a report published in […]

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Divers Discover a Gigantic Labyrinth of Eerie Underwater Caves in Mexico

While exploring the flooded caves of San Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico, archaeologists have stumbled upon an incredible, record-breaking find — which may also cast more light on the history and mysterious rites of the ancient Mayans. According to CNN, members of the Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) team have spent the past […]

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Massive Tower of Human Skulls Discovered in Mexico City

For centuries, it was hidden within the walls of an ancient Aztec temple, at the heart of one of the largest cities in the western world — a literal tower of human skulls, representing the decapitated heads of nearly 700 people. According to Reuters, the tower was recently discovered by a team of archaeologists within […]

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Five Mysterious Objects That Should Not Exist

The five objects and technologies below should not exist. They are tangible, physical evidence that history, culture and perhaps even Reality itself are a collection of agreed-upon theories instead of verifiable fact. They’re physical glitches in the Matrix, as it were. These five things include out-of-place archaeological finds, objects that indicate ancients used advanced technology, […]

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A Horrifying Fate Awaits Those Who Read “The Book of Names”

Today’s tale may have disseminated widely on social media, but its origins can be traced back more than a century ago, to one fateful day when a single ancient volume was donated to a library in Archangel, Virginia — a massive tome whose history is mysteriously bound to that of the town itself. The book’s […]

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Two Spooky Magic Rituals to Perform on Halloween… If You Dare

In keeping with our Halloween theme, which we began with the creepypasta tale entitled “The Clown With Bloody Teeth,” I’d like to continue the trend today by giving you two spooky seasonal entries for the price of one. Both these creepypastas involve a kind of magical “game” [in line with our earlier list of Five […]

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Watch This Man Attempt to Create a “Homunculus” From a Chicken Egg and Human Sperm

First of all, I should probably explain what the hell a homunculus is, for those of you who aren’t immersed in occult lore (as we tend to be here at the office): according to the writings of ancient alchemy dating back as early as the 16th century, the homunculus is a living miniature humanoid (the […]