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.
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.
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.
Wayne Nance was a truck driver that hailed from Missoula, Montana. As a teenager he displayed disturbing behavior such as using hot coathangers to brand himself with occult symbols since he was a self-described satanist. In hindsight these were all clues that he never outgrew aberrant behavior just learned how to disguise them.
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.
It was the night of April 14, 1865, and only a few days before the Civil War had ended when Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. The actor John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in the head, leaped from the theater box where the president had been seated and escaped into the night. On April 24, it was reported that Booth had been shot and killed outside a barn in Virginia. But is that version of the assassin's death the truth?
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.
Also known as the White Lady she is seen only on foggy evenings in Durand Eastman Park in Rochester, New York., and her sightings date back to the early 1800s. She is said to be the specter of a woman looking for her daughter who was murdered nearby.
Most families resist the possibility that one of their members is not only a murderer, but a serial sexual sadist killer linked to one of the most infamous, unsolved murders of the 20th century. For the Hodel family it was something acknowledged as the truth of who their patriarch, George Hill Hodel was. Dr. George Hodel died in 1999 at the age of 91.
It is estimated that within the lifetime of many humans alive today, super-robots will replace them.
Doctors can be mystified when they have patients complaining of nausea and vomiting more than 20 times in one day and dropping weight to a life-threatening level. This is a condition that they are seeing more frequently in chronic, heavy pot users.
(March 26, 2019 UPDATE - New study on Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome)
It was sometime after 7 PM on October 11, 1973 and two men were fishing on a pier on the Pascagoula River at an abandoned shipyard. One was Charles Hickson, 42 and the other was his co-worker Calvin Parker, 19. They heard something that sounded like a whizzing noise, and then they were engulfed in a blue, blinding light. What followed next was a classic, extraterrestrial abduction experience.
The earth's magnetic field is something most of the people living on this planet never think about, however without it life would not be sustainable. It keeps water and atmosphere in place, and shields us from harmful radiation. Throughout millenia it has changed, but recently it's acting up in such a way that geologists cannot explain why.
Researchers have discovered a fascinating mystery with several theories but no concrete answer. They have found that approximately 5 to 7 thousand years ago the majority of the male population in Europe, Asia and Africa disappeared, and there were 17 women for every man. What happened?
In the last 1.4 billion years the moon has moved further from the earth, increasing the length of a day by six hours, thus days are 30% longer.
In the northwest corner of Missouri, a gravel road with cornfields on either side will take you to an isolated and ramshackle building that was once a one-room chapel. Even in daytime, gnarled trees enhance the atmosphere of decay and desolation that surrounds the place. Legend is that those who once came to worship here since the turn of the century, still consider it sanctuary, or in some cases hell.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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