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100-Year-Old Mummified Girl Opens Eyes on Camera

No one with a heart would ever want to see a light extinguished so soon. On December 6, 1920 Mario Lombardo said goodbye to his daughter, one-year-old Rosalia, for the last time. But it is what happened after her death that has baffled scientists and clergy for decades. For nearly a century now, she has […]

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The Unsolved Disappearances of Vermont’s Own “Bermuda Triangle”

The Bermuda Triangle, on the western edge of the Atlantic Ocean, has for centuries had a dubious reputation. Mariners have long reported strange occurrences including malfunctioning compasses, strange lights, weird creatures, and the occasional ghost ships. Since the early days of exploration many ships and even planes have gone missing within the confines of the Triangle. […]

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The Mysterious, Unexplained Death of Peter Bergmann

The port town Sligo is tucked away in the northwest corner of Ireland facing out towards the cold North Atlantic Ocean. A historic city founded in 1603, tourists come from all over the world for the town’s stunning costal views, its celebration of traditional Irish music, and to catch a Sligo Rovers football game. And […]

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Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE was Based on Real Murderers Leopold and Loeb

In 1948, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock released his classic noir crime thriller ROPE, the story of two brilliant Harvard students who murder a former classmate. Performed as an act of intellectual curiosity, Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan strangle David Kentley to see if they can pull off the perfect crime. After hiding the body in […]

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5 Bizarre Hollywood Cults

Hollywood is a land of transplants, arriving alone and looking for connections. Most eventually find friends or core groups of like-minded souls to share their experiences with. Others find connection in religion, but some end up in stranger fringe groups commonly referred to as a cults. When discussing Hollywood cults, the Manson family is always the […]

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Was the Movie THE DENTIST Based on an Actual Series of Murders?

Nobody likes going to the dentist. It’s a dreaded destination full of tiny sharp metal instruments that look like they were made to extract a confession. In 1996, director Brian Yuzna fed off that fear with his film THE DENTIST. In it, Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) is a highly successful dentist who discovers his […]

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The Mysteries Behind Florida’s Coral Castle

There are those manmade structures that defy all meaning and understanding like the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, England’s Stonehenge, Goseck Circle in Germany, or Mexico’s Teotihuacan. To us, their purposes are a mystery, so we must speculate. Were they built for ancient religious ceremonies involving human sacrifices? Were they the work of ancient aliens as […]

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Was THE STRANGERS Based on a Real Event?

It’s the reason you lock your door at night. It’s the reason you check and recheck that deadbolt before going to bed. You’ll be lying there alone in your bed listening and analyzing every noise you hear. Did you just hear something downstairs? Is that the creaking sound of footsteps ascending the stairs towards your bedroom? […]

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Five Frightening Mythological Monsters from Russia

There’s been a lot of talk about Russia lately… I’ll just assume it has something to do with the country’s vast collection of mythical creatures, supposedly roaming the 6,592,800 square feet of land, making up the largest country in the world. Check out five of the most fascinating and legendary Russian creatures below. Vodyanoy The Vodyanoy appears […]

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Disturbing Tales of the Mysterious Catacombs Beneath Odessa

In Eastern Europe, underneath the Ukrainian city of Odessa there is a vast labyrinth of tunnels spreading out across the city like an intricate highway carved into limestone.  It’s no secret to the people of Odessa. They are all aware of the subterranean system of tunnels beneath their feet, stretching over 1,550 miles long and connecting random […]

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America has a Stonehenge, and It’s in New Hampshire!

Salem, New Hampshire is a small Main Street community located in the south-east corner of the state, right on the border of Massachusetts. Its location makes it a bedroom community for Boston. The town also has the distinction of being a pivotal plot point for the 1973 Robert Redford / Paul Newman film THE STING, […]

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Proof of the Actual Existence of Giants?

The Old Testament is filled with some strange occurrences. Sure, it has its plagues and its floods, but did you know Moses lived to be 120 years old? Of course, that’s nothing when you consider that Methuselah lived to be 969 years old.  And who could forget that classic from Kings 2:23-25, when God sent […]

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The Hollywood Woman Who Kept a Male Sex Slave in Her Attic

Walburga “Dolly” Korschel was born in 1880. She was a German immigrant who grew up on a Midwestern farm. Dolly’s family didn’t have much, but when she was 20 she married Fred Oesterreich, a wealthy apron factory owner. The couple took up residence in a Milwaukee mansion. However, despite their well-off status, the Oesterreich’s were […]

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Children Who Remember Their Past Lives

One day I was driving my four-year-old daughter to preschool when she began talking to me quite randomly. Now I’m used to her random bits of conversations. It’s usually a non-sequitur about a cat she saw the other day or how interesting her shoelaces are, but this day her topic of conversation really caught my attention. […]

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The Secret Nazi UFO Base Beneath Antarctica

A few months ago, the internet got itself all worked up over a rumored discovery buried deep within the ice of Antarctica. Conspiracy theories and rumors flew like mad paranoid spitballs all over the inter-webs as people went to town over this peculiar discovery. Today, we revisit this strange tale of the Nazi UFO base under the […]