In a 5th century, Italian cemetery a 10-year-old child is buried in a manner indicating that there was fear he would, like a vampire, rise from his grave and claim the living as his victim.
The Mayans which lived in the area of Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala had been known to make animal and human sacrifices but a recent discovery by Polish divers and researchers indicate that blood sacrifices were made for close to a thousand years, especially when they faced war with their Spanish conquerors in 1697.
Engineers with Thames Water, a U.K. utility company were laying down pipes in Oxfordshire, 50 miles outside of London, when they unearthed various skeletons.
In Çatalhöyük, a neolithic site in ancient Anatolia (present day Turkey) discoveries were made of headless skeletons buried under house floors. Griffon vulture symbols were also found throughout the settlement and archaeologists believe they have now solved the mystery
Locked in our genetic blueprint, a discovery has been made using a fossil found in Siberia that points to a "ghost population" that indicates a hybridization between Neanderthals and Denisovans.
On October 29, 2018 renovations were being carried out in the Vatican close to the Villa Borghese. Builders were restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge. Considering the age of the buildings and the grounds, this type of work is commonplace, but not what was found which was a human skeleton.
In ancient Rome, crucifixion was a painful way to execute criminals and slaves, and to remind the populace the consequences of breaking Roman laws. Recently direct archaeological evidence has been found through skeletal remains that confirm this type of execution.
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.
In 1897, several astounding discoveries were unearthed at Leap Castle in Ireland, one of them was tied to a haunting that had plagued the castle for centuries.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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