October 13 marks the end of the feast day for Our Lady of Fatima a Marian apparition seen in 1917 by three shepherd children in Portugal. It wasn't until 1930 that the Catholic church declared the visitation worthy of belief. By then two of the three children had died. Over one hundred years later when compared to other similar but secular experiences many wonder if the "solar dance" at Fatima was a UFO.
She is a mystery and she has kept her secrets since her discovery in 1897. A 14-year-old boy found the statue which is a woman's head, neck and shoulders on a private estate at L'Alcudia in Valencia Spain. The icon is known as the Lady of Elche.
Early in the 19th century, the railroad was the only way to travel throughout the United States and where goods were shipped to different destination points. Many times the depots were on the outskirts of town, which became the seedier area known as the tenderloin. Saloons and brothels were close by and the poor often lived in the area since it was the only place they could afford. Such was the story of a poor woman who lived in a shanty in Harper's Ferry in West Virginia. Her name was Jenny.
In July 1945, the battle of Okinawa took place, leaving over 200,000 dead, among them over one-third of civilians who lived on the island. Okinawans had been forced to commit suicide by the Japanese military or be executed. Lawlessness was rampant on the island and refugees lived in the hills. A month later atomic bombs would fall on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and amid this turmoil the disappearance of three young Marines was barely noticed.
A Gothic-styled mansion sits on the corner of H and 22nd Streets in Sacramento's Boulevard Park neighborhood. Its appearance is mysterious and secretive, and that's before you hear about the supposed dark deed which have occurred behind it doors.
You hear a moan, and realize that it's not the wind or your imagination. So who or what was it? Throughout the years, ghost stories have persisted on U.S. military bases in the Pacific.
In 18th century Venice, the ultimate tool of seduction for women was a plain mask covered in black velvet. She held it in place with her teeth that bit down on a button, thus making her mute, and her silence deepened the mystery of who she was and what lay behind the mask.
To claim membership in the group of people who retell of abduction by extraterrestrials is to place yourself on the fringes of science, and often ridicule. But what is truly the explanation for those humans who retell of being taken onto spaceships and many times experimented on?
There are two ghosts that are well known to haunt Hampton Court. They were both English Queens and wives of Henry VIII. One is Jane Seymour who died shortly after giving birth to Prince Edward, and the other is the shrieking ghost of Catherine Howard executed for adultery. However there is another who finds no peace, and her only downfall was loyalty to the royal family.
According to local legends, in 1932, Donald Rheem (of Rheem hot water heater fame) purchased a property on Orcas Island that sits off the coast of Washington. Despite its scenic views, his intent was not to enjoy the landscape, but to find a place to stash his unstable wife Alice.
The year is 1876, and this story details the ingenious suicide machine designed by Mr. Moore who lived in Lafayette, Indiana.
Cleveland Street is located in Fitzrovia, central London. In 2011, the model for the workhouse in Dickens' 1837 story Oliver Twist was identified as the Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street. It was peopled by the poor and it's not surprising that in 1889 a scandal erupted when a homosexual male brothel was discovered by police on Cleveland Street, however most of its clientele were far from being destitute and poor. In the White Chapel district Jack the Ripper had already started his killing rampage.
Over a hundred and fifty years ago a carpet-bag with grisly contents was discovered on Waterloo Bridge in London. Who it was and who left it there remains a mystery till this day.
Shooter's Hill is the highest point in South London. The area was in use since the Roman times. In 1838, skeletons and roman coins were unearthed in the area belonging to Roman soldiers. The road that runs from Dover to London traverses Shooter's Hill, and it was a favorite place for highwaymen to rob the unwary traveler. It comes as no surprise that it has its fair share of ghost stories, including a white lady.
The area of West 44th Street in New York City was just a patch of farmland and forest and 1792. The American Revolutionary War had ended less than 10 years before, and maybe events that took place then caused the ghost that eventually became known as Lucy Ryan to haunt this area.
Greek writers, Plato and Pausanias, mention human sacrifice occurring on Mt. Lykaion (which translates to Wolf Mountain) in Greece. An archeological team who had been working on the site for over a decade had found no evidence of this. This changed in 2016 when human bones were found among thousands of animal bones.
Roswell is famous in UFOlogy for the alien spaceship crash that occurred in July 1947. While the mystery of what really occurred that summer day in Roswell has consumed all the attention, there are other mysteries that have gone under the radar. What could be more mysterious than an extraterrestrial you may ask, how about its ghost?
In the John Wick dark universe, an underground criminal society is ruled by an unspoken code and a deep distrust of technical gadgets. What do these assassins get that we, with our reliance and love of convenience are blind to?
Tom Skeleton was a servant to the Pennington family. However he was not an obscure character in the household, but a jester, hired to inspire mirth. But Tom was a devil disguised in the costume of a clown. Fools and jesters were often part of a royal court or noble family and by virtue of their position could often speak harsh truths to their ‘betters’ in the guise of drollery.
In the 1930s Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson and Harriet Nelson became famous on the radio show, The Baker's Broadcast. In 1944 they launched their own radio show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet which later became a well-known sitcom by the same name that ran on television from 1952 to 1966. The house on the set was modeled after their real home. It was a two-story colonial revival which had been constructed in 1916. The house has been featured as Ari Gold's house in Entourage. In 2014 actor Christopher Meloni purchased the home who despite having been the abode of a "wholesome" family has acquired the reputation of being very haunted.
The 27 Club is a death list of actors, musicians, artist and athletes who have died at the age of 27. The majority have died as a result of suicide. substance abuse, homicide and strange accidents. Many claim there is significance of the number of their age to Illuminati and occult groups.
The Black Death also known as The Plague erupted on and off over the last hundreds of years claiming about 100 millions victims. Genome sequencing has revealed that the Black Death originated in China over 2000 years ago.
In 1990 there was a Gallup poll that showed that the percentage of Americans who believed the devil is real was 55%. In 2007 it had increased to 70%. It's estimated that least 50% believe in demonic possession.
Forty-three years ago today the movie The Omen was released. Just a few years before, the movies The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby had made moviegoers believe in the devil again. It became an instant success, but the audiences were unaware that from the beginning those who participated in the movie seemed to be cursed by weird accidents and even untimely deaths.
The Ebola outbreak in the Congo has just crossed the 2,000 case threshold. So far more than 65% of those infected have died. Those battling the disease also face the threat of death, as only two weeks ago the third attack was made against a burial team, and health workers have also been killed. Medical outposts have been looted.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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