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?
In January 2018, a man convicted of murder, a crime committed in 1973, was denied parole; he was 86 years old. That in of itself is not unusual, however the nature of the relationship that developed between him and one of his victims engendered a book and movie during the 1980s. The story also details how a deeply disturbed and dangerous individual can masquerade and manipulate members of society that have no idea they are staring evil in the face.
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 September 1786 an unnamed sailor was murdered at Hindhead in Surrey, England. His murderers were eventually tried and hung for their crime at the appropriately named Gibbet Hill.
Near the corner of St. Aubin Street and Mack in Detroit is a tract of land where a house once stood. In 1929 a horrific murder was committed under its roof, where a family including four children were killed. Not surprisingly there have been reports of a headless man seen wandering where this abode once stood. Could it be the fact that this murder was never solved that causes a tortured soul to be bound to the place it experienced its last horrific moments as a human being?
Ninety-nine years ago today, the skeletons of a boy and girl were unearthed in the "badlands" of New Mexico near San Rafael. It was believed they had been buried in a prehistoric volcanic eruption.
An expert in the power of the devil, Father Michael (pseudonym) who has been the exorcist for his diocese for 10 years warns that Walmart is selling satanic products which he believes trivializes evil and puts people at risk.
In July of 2018, Brad Jackson, 65, was found brutally murdered inside the business he managed. Pankaj Bhasin, 34, who is accused of killing Jackson, claimed that he had stabbed the man because he thought that Jackson was a werewolf.
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
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.
Over 40 years ago today, Amy Billig, 17, was last seen hitchhiking on Main Highway in Coconut Grove, Florida. She was thumbing a ride to her father's office to get money from him, and she had plans to meet her friends later that day. Neither her father, her friends or as matter of fact anybody ever saw Amy after this moment in time.
The Roaring 20s were roaring and adventurers like Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart made the headlines around the world for their exploits. In 1928, Glen and Bessie Hyde were newlyweds who wanted to make a claim to fame themselves by attempting to run the rapids of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon, Arizona. Somewhere during that trip they both disappeared and the mystery has never been explained as to what happened to them.
50 Berkeley Square is a 4-story, brick townhouse on Berkeley Square in Mayfair, Central London. In the late 19th century it became known as one of the most haunted houses in London, especially by a murderous unnamed thing that is said to be responsible for several deaths in the home throughout the years.
The thrill-hungry populace of the Roaring 20s got a whopping plateful of it with every sordid detail that was covered by the newspapers about the discontented housewife turned murderer Ruth Snyder and her lover Judd Gray.
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.
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.
Forty-seven years ago today the first two victims of what became known as the Hitchhiker Murders disappeared. Their names were Maureen Sterling and Yvonne Weber. They were both 12 years old and attended Herbert Slater Middle School. They were last seen around 9 PM at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena.
By 1973, a total of seven, unsolved murders took place in the North Bay area of California. They involved female hitchhikers that were found nude and dumped in rural areas where it is believed they were thrown from the road close to steep embankments.
It is estimated that within the lifetime of many humans alive today, super-robots will replace them.
Watcher are said to be some of the fallen angels who rebelled against God. Some are considered good, others evil, and they have been referred to in different parts of the Bible and other religious texts.
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)
In 14th century Venice there existed a system encouraged by the government that allowed anonymous accusations to be made against any citizen. This was a Renaissance version of a surveillance culture which is reflected in the 21st century with CCTV, spy drones and phone taps.
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.
Disbelief and ridicule, this is the fear promoted by the devil according to Father Gary Thomas as it relates to sexual abuse victims.
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.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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