Sounds bizarre, I know, but in Brazil, the market for spirit-authors is actually quite large. Spiritists – believers of the spiritism religion that has been described by its creator Allan Kardec as “a doctrine founded on the existence, manifestations and learning of spirits” – are the fourth largest religious group in Brazil, comprising of almost four million people, according to the last census in 2010.
I consider myself a collector of sorts. I collect strange, bizarre notions and theories that warp traditional narratives about reality and existence. The following is a presentation of 10 of my favorite mind-blowing theories. There is compelling evidence for each, but you certainly don’t – and, for the sake of your sanity, probably shouldn’t – need to take them as gospel...
Yellowstone River Fish Die-Off Continues And Grows, Scientists Baffled – Could It Be Related To Oil Spill?
The Yellowstone River in Montana is suffering from a massive fish die-off, and experts believe that the actual number of dead whitefish could be much higher than they originally believed.
Ever wonder what's with that leaning water tower in Groom? Or why dinosaurs are roaming around Glen Rose? Find out the secrets of these weird Texas locales.
Do you know there are a few places in this world which will take you near to death if you visit them? They are so mysterious and abandoned and we cannot even imagine that they exist. Here I am talking about such places on our planet.
Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands, of priceless cultural and historical artifacts have been stolen. They usually end up in the hands of greedy private collectors or museums. Though the majority of these stolen artifacts remain lost, many have been recovered and returned to their rightful homes.
"I have lived with this mystery for 40 years, but each time I went to the authorities they always silenced it," Slowikowski told The Associated Press. "For so many years! Unbelievable!" Slowikowski, who searched for the train in 2001, believes it is near the 65th kilometer of railway tracks from Wroclaw to Walbrzych.
Egypt’s pyramids were the skyscrapers of their day – and they are still standing 5,000 years later. Could today’s tallest buildings outlast them? Zaria Gorvett reports.
We’ve all seen the documentaries with archaeologists carefully using a small brush to dust away dirt from the remains of some long-dead creature. Finding the brittle remnants of an extinct animal is pretty typical in this field. But once in a while, researchers discover remains that are so well preserved that they earn a spotlight of their own.
Nature and humans can create bizarre things, and there are some absolutely strange places around the world. They can make you fascinated or scared and will never vanish from your memory once you see them.
Humans have been trying to predict earthquakes at least since first-century China, when the device of choice was a vessel fitted with metal dragons facing each compass direction. If the ground shook somewhere in the region, the metal ball in the dragon’s mouth would drop out, roughly indicating the direction of the earthquake. Our methods have gotten a bit more sophisticated since, but predicting earthquakes ahead of time remains shaky business.
An official with the Powell County Emergency Management Agency says lightning struck a gas interchange at the Tennessee Gas Pipeline on Winchester Road.
The diaries which cover the years 1938, 1943 and 1944 were discovered in the Russian Military Archive in Podolsk and chronicle details including meetings where he sent millions to their deaths.
In a letter to the editor in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior, Italian researchers explain how a type of epilepsy may have caused Joan of Arc to hear voices.
Throughout history, world leaders have sought out those that practice the occult, hoping to gain from their esoteric knowledge and in some cases, their alleged mystic power. Here are ten mystics, occultists, and so on who served the rich and powerful.
Dr John Ashdown-Hill claims tests done on remains believed to be the princes – known as the ‘bones in the urn’ – show they are unlikely to have any genetic link to the Plantagenet king.
Kids are adorable and curious and wonderful and exciting and any other wonderful adjective you could possible think of. They're also creepy as hell. Whether it's strange things they do in their sleep or strange things they do when their toddlers or, you know, everything they do as a teenage; kids
From ancient times to the present, mysterious ciphers and other esoteric texts have captivated the minds of historians, mathematicians and occultists alike.
The discovery was made in in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Some say unusual shape of these bells is created by wind blowing in caves, but exactly why remains a mystery.
A COUPLE are hoping their monster weed measuring nearly TEN FEET could be crowned the biggest in the world.