By M.P. Pellicer (Stranger Than Fiction Stories)
Over 25 years ago near the village of Stanwick in England, an excavation unearthed burials dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain approximately 1500 years.
On Britain's northern coast sits the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where in 2016, a dig uncovered bone fragments which have been dated to the 8th century. A recent discovery sheds more light on the lifestyle of the community that revolved around the large monastery.
There was once a time that murderers, rapists and common criminals would be buried at crossroads, or their bodies would be pitched in a ditch. Anywhere except the regular cemeteries where everyone else was interred.
Straight out of one of the climatic scenes in the movie Poltergeist, human remains that were supposed to have been re-interred in the Paris catacombs were unearthed under the basement of a Paris supermarket.
Most people are familiar with Victor Hugo's story The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Various versions have been made, one of the most famous is the 1939 movie in which Charles Laughton plays Quasimodo. Always thought to be fiction, it turns out there is some truth to the main character.
Deep in the night of March, 1911, a fire started on the third floor of the Assembly Library in Albany. Before long it reached the fourth and fifth floors. The only person who stood between the destruction of the entire library was 77-year-old Samuel Abbott, a civil war hero who was the night watchman.
Much is known about the Pennsylvania urban legend known as the Green Man. However the man known as Charlie No Face, had an interesting and tragic history.
In 1924, a railroad tunnel was built named the Piney Fork Tunnel to service the coal mines of western Pennsylvania. By 1962, it had been abandoned, which is when it became known as the Green Man Tunnel.
Sightings of Mothman have been reported from all over the world, but it became famous after this portender of doom was seen by several people in Point Pleasant, West Virginia just a few months before the Silver Bridge collapsed in December, 1967.
By M.P. Pellicer | Stranger Than Fiction Stories
Poliʻahu Heiau sits on a bluff on the north bank of the Wailua River near Opaekaʻa Falls. In 1000 A.D. the first Tahitians migrated to Hawaii and may have landed at Wailua. They brought new forms of worship that included human sacrifice especially when preparations were being made for war.
Another true ghostly experience submitted to Miami Ghost Chronicles. Originally posted on 12/27/2010
A nineteen-year-old man attacked a woman who was visiting Georgetown Cemetery for no apparent reason. Is this a case of mental illness or spiritual influence or both?
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer