The year was 1911, the time of Downton Abbey and only a year later the Titanic would make her first and last voyage. One of the most fashionable pieces of clothing was the shirtwaist, a tailored garment with design detail copied from men's shirts. In the Asch Building's top floors over 500 women toiled in unsafe conditions, setting the stage for one of the worst industrial disasters in U.S. history.
The ability to map a person's DNA is popular to verify your ancestors, but what if the actual roots that can be traced is not to the African continent as circulated for many years but somewhere totally different?
One hundred and fifty years ago a sarcophagus was shipped to the University of Sydney. Sometime during those years, the records reflected that it was empty, however when researchers opened it, guess what they found?
On December 3rd, 1994, Christine Pascale, a troubled 26-year-old hired a pilot to take her out in a small Cessna for what she claimed was a trip to take aerial photographs. It turned out to be a trip into oblivion.
In 1915, upon entering a looted tomb in Deit el-Bersha an Egyptian necropolis, a severed head was found in the corner. For over a hundred years scientists have puzzled over who this was.
Archaeologists using the modern technology of drones and satellites have discovered never-before-seen geoglyphs also known as the Nasca lines.
Eastern State Penitentiary was established in 1829 on the outskirts of Philadelphia as the model for penitentiaries worldwide. It now sits surrounded by homes and small businesses, crumbling slowly, a silent witness to human history both inside its echoing hallways and outside its walls as well.
There are many urban myths about dead celebrities, but usually not about live ones. In this case more alive than usual, as in being immortal or a vampire. Who is this celebrity? Keanu Reeves.
Swedish archaeologists found several skeletons dating back 8,000 years, and were surprised that two of the skulls appeared to be mounted on wooden stakes.
Of all the remains that were expected to be found when a medieval grave from the 13th century was opened the bones of a juvenile porpoise was the biggest surprise.
Amelia Earhart disappeared over 80 years old, and for all these years her fate has remained a mystery. It appears that this riddle is the verge of being solved as bones discovered on Nikumaroro Island are being reconsidered by U.S. forensic experts.
6 Fifteen years ago a mysterious skeleton was found in an abandoned mining town located in Chile's Atacama desert. Misshapen and only six inches long it was thought to be proof of alien life.
In 1959 a group of hikers were found horribly mutilated and killed in a part of Russia's Ural Mountains known as Dyatlov Pass. Until this day who murdered them remains a mystery, and now another person has disappeared from this place.
In the 1850's a huge mansion was built at 14 W. 10th Street, off Fifth Avenue in an area now known as Washington Square Park. In 1957, Jan Bryant Bartell moved into the 100-year-old brownstone, and it was not long before she realized she was never alone within those walls. She eventually wrote a book about her experiences titled, Spindrift: Spray from a Psychic Sea, describing how she felt monstrous moving shadows that would loom up behind her, but would find nothing when she turned around.
The famous artist John La Farge died years ago, but his phantom has been seen several times by different persons who have lived in the building where he had his studio on 10th Street in Greenwich Village, New York.
Unlike the stories told of Bigfoot, this cryptid has a much more dangerous reputation. It's described as nocturnal, omnivorous and extremely territorial. Its footprints have been measured at 22 inches. It's reported as mimicking birds, coyotes and other wildlife as well as making unusual whistling sounds. Most disturbing of all it's purported to visit campsites after dark while humans are sleeping nearby.
Boleskine House sits on the southeast side of Loch Ness and has a history of death dating back to the 10th century, when according to legend it was built atop the ruins of a Scottish kirk that burnt to the ground with its congregants trapped inside, and this was only the beginning.
Even Skynet's Terminator didn't give off a mechanical laugh as it stalked its human prey, however if you're an owner of an Amazon Echo device you might not be that lucky. Several people have reported that devices with voice-enabled assistant Alexa have heard it start laughing spontaneously calling to mind every sentient AI horror movie.
The Vatican has been inundated with requests for for people claiming they are demonically possessed. In order to respond to this demand they are now training more priests than ever before as exorcists.
We know about ET calling home, so what should earthlings do when ETs call us? According to scientists we shouldn't hang up, we should just not answer at all.
Despite the modern-day meaning of the term Creole originally it was used to describe the first generation of New Orlean's settlers, both French and Spanish who were born in Louisiana and not Europe. In Spanish the word is very similar, it is "Criollo". This was same term used in Cuba to indicate that first generation born there and not in Spain. It was this mixture of the original French and Spanish settlers which explains why there is a Vieux Carre, but many of the streets surrounding it have Spanish names, and also explains the origins of the ghostly monks of New Orleans.
Just how early ancient peoples were inking their bodies has been changed to an earlier date than originally believed after 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies were discovered to have tattoos on their skin.
In Appalachian culture a sure omen of death was something found in the pillows of those who were ill. It is a bizarre phenomenon known as feather crowns.
In 1966, Louise Pietrewicz disappeared without a trace. The mystery of her whereabouts appear to be solved with the discovery of a woman’s remains in found in a burlap sack on Long Island.
It was the dark of night on Thanksgiving Day 1928, when three farmers stole into the house of another man located in York County's Rehmeyer's Hollow. They tortured and murdered Nelson Rehmeyer spurred by the belief that he had hexed them, all under the direction of a self-proclaimed witch who was steeped in the old Dutch mysticism known as Pow-Wows.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
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