Lost Colony of Roanoke

Most Americans know the story of the “Lost Colony”. It dates back to the time the Europeans began to settle on this free land, that is now known as Virginia. The village of Roanoke was the one of the first English colonies to be established on the soil. However this village did not turn out to be that of a successful one. The Governor of this hamlet had the name of John White. The small population of Roanoke complained about their lack of food and tools. They also contained frightening suspicions that the Natives may launch a surprise attack on them. These complaints eventuated in John White going to England to later return along with the proper supplies the colonists requested. John White returned three long years afterwards. But what he returned to was not that of a colony but of a ghost town. The area which was once a village was stripped of its people. Houses and other shelters were nowhere in site. What was left behind were some small cannons, an opened chest, a tall fence built around the perimeter of the former village site, and a single word inscription carved on a fence post, “Croatoan”. Continue reading »

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Disappearance of Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904, and grew up in Fort Morgan, Colorado, where he began studying the trombone. In 1923, he entered the University of Colorado but spent all the time he could attended auditions and playing anywhere he could. In 1924 he dropped out of University and toured with various orchestras until joining the Ben Pollack orchestra in California where he got the chance to write some arrangements. He worked alongside Benny Goodman and also Red Nichols.

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The Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Picnic at Hanging Rock or Mystery of Hanging Rock happens in a melancholy Australian landscape, rich in ancient symbols, in 1900 was the scene of the mysterious disappearance of a group of schoolgirls who participated in a rustic snack. Valentine’s Day 1900 dawned sunny and beautiful in the village of Woodend, near Melbourne (Australia). It was the day of the annual trip at school for young ladies Appleyard, site on the outskirts of the village, since early morning a group of students and teachers of the school came out with the intention to make a lunch camp. At the end of day four people were missing, three of them do not return to be seen anymore. Continue reading »

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Riddle of Great Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

Among the gold mines of the inland plains between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers [there is a]…fortress built of stones of marvelous size, and there appears to be no mortar joining them…. This edifice is almost surrounded by hills, upon which are others resembling it in the fashioning of stone and the absence of mortar, and one of them is a tower more than 12 fathoms high. The natives of the country call these edifices Symbaoe, which according to their language signifies court.Viçente Pegado, Captain, Portuguese Garrison of Sofala, 1531 Continue reading »

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Witches of Salem

 

 

 

 

 

The seeds of the hysteria that afflicted Salem Village, Massachusetts were sown in January 1692 when a group of young girls began to display bizarre behavior. The tight-knit community was at a loss to explain the convulsive seizures, blasphemous screaming, and trance-like states that afflicted the youngsters. The physicians called in to examine the girls could find no natural cause of the disturbing behavior. If the source of the affliction was not attributable to a physical malady, the community reasoned that it must be the work of Satan. Witches had invaded Salem. Continue reading »

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Fakir Magic

Fakir Magic : is the type of magic associated with Indian fakirs. Some of the more well known feats performed by these fakirs include: charming deadly snakes in large baskets with musical instruments, lying near-naked on a bed of sharp nails without incurring any injuries, levitation and the infamous Indian rope trick.

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Noah’s Ark

According to the Bible, the global flood occurred approximately 4500 years ago. Furthermore, the Bible says that God caused the earth to be flooded and the waters exceeded the highest mountain by 20 feet or more. “The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet” (Genesis 7:20).” Because of this, there was no way that any human was capable of surviving without supernatural intervention.

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Who Got to Australia First?

The long study of non-Indigenous contact with Australia has seen much controversy in the question of exactly who was ‘first’ and when it happened.

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Prester John

By Matt Rosenberg

In the twelfth century, a mysterious letter began to circulate around Europe. It told of a magical kingdom in the East that was in danger of being overrun by infidels and barbarians. This letter was supposedly written by a king known as Prester John.

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Caspar Hauser

 

“Wild Child of Europe “

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