Built in 1619, and located 15 miles south of Albuquerque, the adobe church of San Agustín is one of the two oldest surviving mission churches in New Mexico. However it's not the historical significance, but the identity of a priest buried in the 1700s under the church floor that has drawn visitors for hundreds of years.
Like Tarzan's hidden home in the Mutia Escarpment with its tales of the elephants' graveyard, in the 1920s explorers found a mysterious place in Africa that became known as the Forbidden Pit.
What predator could claim as prey a fully-grown, great white shark? There is only one that comes to mind, but you see it's supposed to be extinct. It is a prehistoric fish known as Carcharodon Megalodon, or as the sailors frequenting the Sea of Cortez have named it, El Demonio Negro, and according to them it is still very much alive.
On October 2018 renovations were being carried out in the Vatican close to the Villa Borghese. Builders were restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge and unexpectedly a human skeleton was found. Immediately suspicions were raised, questioning if this was the remains of Italian teenagers which disappeared several decades ago. Eventually the search lead to the tombs of two German princesses.
Do you have a story to tell?
We want you to feel at home when you post a comment on Stranger Than Fiction Stories. That’s why we reserve the right to delete comments and ban users as needed to keep the comment threads here civil and substantive. So read the guidelines below to make sure you are coloring inside the lines.