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Scientists have found a “ghost” galaxy – roughly the same mass as our own, but entirely made up of dark matter. Dragonfly 44 is almost entirely made up of dark matter, the mysterious – and for now mostly theoretical – stuff that makes up 27 per cent of the universe but has never actually been seen. Though the galaxy is relatively nearby, at least in the scale of the universe, it is so dark that scientists completely missed it for decades.


Posted: 8/25/2016 6:06:22 PM   Reads: 99   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Space

Category: Space
A secret planet, hidden by astronomers, is about to come crashing into Earth and kill us all. It’s a good story – the only problem is that it’s entirely fictional. Various sites are claiming that a new video shows evidence that the planet - named Nibiru or Planet X – is on its way to wipe out Earth. The video doesn’t show that, and the planet isn’t on its way to kill us either.


Posted: 8/24/2016 12:17:04 PM   Reads: 68   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Conspiracy Theories

It’s one of the rarest, most mysterious books in existence, and now the curators of the fabled Voynich manuscript are allowing copies to be made for the first time in the hope of cracking its secrets. But if you do fancy your chances at decoding this 400-year-old tome, be warned that up to now no one’s been able to read a single word of it – not even the Second World War cryptographers who smashed the Nazis’ most difficult cyphers.


Posted: 8/23/2016 5:52:17 AM   Reads: 264   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

Scientists might have found the closest ever candidate for another Earth that could support life, according to reports. But nobody will say whether it’s true. The new-found planet orbits around a now well-investigated star in Proxima Centauri, near us, according to reports. It is similar to Earth and could support life, it is claimed. The researchers that found the planet are expected to show it off at the end of this month. But until then they are saying nothing.


Posted: 8/16/2016 2:25:32 AM   Reads: 316   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: SETI

Category: SETI
Black holes are doors to other parts of the universe, according to a new study. But you wouldn’t ever get to come back. Anyone who managed to get through one of the mysterious doors would end up “spaghettified”, and stretched out like a long strand of pasta, according to the research. They’d get squished back down to size once they reached the other side, but it’s unlikely they’d be alive to see it.


Posted: 8/6/2016 1:16:38 AM   Reads: 187   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Space

Category: Space
Our galaxy has a huge, gaping void inside of it that nobody had spotted before. Scientists claim that our understanding of the Milky Way needs a re-evaluation after an international team found a region at the centre of our own galaxy that has no young stars. The Milky Way is made up of many billions of stars, including our Sun. We sit about 26,000 light years from its centre.


Posted: 8/3/2016 4:10:32 PM   Reads: 150   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Space

Category: Space
Discovery will ignite debate in Arthurian research circles because, in medieval tradition, Arthur was said to have been conceived at Tintagel


Posted: 8/2/2016 11:08:25 PM   Reads: 196   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

An enthusiastic amateur historian claims to have discovered a range of giant sculptures that were carved into the British countryside up to 3,000 years ago. Richard Darlow said he had found up to 40 sites across England and Wales where field systems, hedge lines and trees combined to form mythical creatures such as dragons and giants, as well as women, dogs and pigs.


Posted: 7/8/2016 11:00:12 PM   Reads: 177   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

Internet legend would have you believe that filmmaker Stanley Kubrick - as well as directing classic films including 2001: A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket - aided the US government in its faking of the moon landing in 1969.


Posted: 7/6/2016 10:26:23 AM   Reads: 334   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Conspiracy Theories

I am sitting in the University of Huddersfield facing a large crowd of people who have come to listen to Ben Miller, the comedian and writer, speak. He has been talking about his latest book and, as moderator and interviewer, I am facilitating questions from the audience. One woman has not so much a question, but a statement of fact. She saw, she says, what can only possibly have been an alien spaceship passing over the West Yorkshire town. Possibly on its way to the bright lights of Leeds, I can only surmise.


Posted: 7/2/2016 3:11:36 PM   Reads: 354   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Aliens

Category: Aliens
Monkeys have been observed grieving for hours after a friend died prompting fresh thoughts on how the animal kingdom deals with loss.  Rare footage captured a group of chimpanzees mourning the death of a young male, known as Thomas.  Members of the group were visibly distraught after finding the nine-year-old’s body, with the apes who were closest to him appearing the most upset, the BBC reported. 


Posted: 6/21/2016 11:46:57 PM   Reads: 312   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Science

Category: Science
Outside The Red Planet Diner, in the high desert town of Sedona, the model of a flying saucer hovered at an awkward angle, its battered body forever anchored to the asphalt. Scanning the restaurant floor, I found a table with a view of the towering red mountains beyond the car park – a backdrop worthy of 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Posted: 6/21/2016 10:32:44 AM   Reads: 153   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: UFOs

Category: UFOs
Evora is renowned for pork, cork and wine. It’s a Unesco World Heritage city with a Roman temple, a huge Gothic cathedral and a lovely old town of cobbled streets that tumble down a hill. But the capital of Alentejo, Portugal’s largest province, also sits among some of the most extensive and remarkable prehistoric remains in Europe. Not quite as spectacular as Stonehenge and Avebury, or Carnac, but almost. 


Posted: 6/17/2016 12:18:43 PM   Reads: 166   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

Archaeologists in Turkey have received wizened advice from beyond the grave after uncovering a unique 2,400 year-old ancient Greek mosaic. The floor tiles, excavated in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, show a skeleton lying down with a wine pitcher and loaf of bread alongside Ancient Greek text that reads: “Be cheerful, enjoy your life”.


Posted: 4/24/2016 10:25:54 PM   Reads: 280   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

Doreen Valiente, the mother of modern witchcraft, was nine-years-old when she had what she called an indescribably mystical experience, and saw the veil of reality tremble. On a balmy summer evening in the 1920s, she crept into her south London garden at twilight and was consumed by the feeling that her surroundings were fabricated to hide something else: something “very potent.”


Posted: 4/11/2016 8:58:15 PM   Reads: 294   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Witchcraft

Category: Witchcraft
A man dubbed the 'Texas Vampire' has been executed for the killing of a 12-year-old boy whose blood he said he drank after beating him with a pipe and slitting his throat. Pablo Lucio Vasquez told police he was drunk and high when voices convinced him to kill David Cardenas in Donna, a Texas border town about 225 miles south of San Antonio, in 1998. He also told detectives in a videotaped statement that he drank some of the boy's blood.


Posted: 4/7/2016 1:16:45 PM   Reads: 147   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Vampires

Category: Vampires
There are two previously secret chambers hidden in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egyptian officials have said. Hidden behind the walls of the Egyptian tomb are secret chambers, which could be “full of treasures”, according to previous statements by Egyptian officials. There is a 90 per cent chance that the hidden chambers exist, according to Egypt’s antiquities minister. The two rooms contain either metal or organic material, according to the scans. They are hidden on the north and eastern walls of the tomb, a minister said.


Posted: 3/17/2016 11:12:57 AM   Reads: 236   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

The mystery behind a ghostly image, seemingly showing a passenger plane “submerged” in a US lake on Google Maps, has been solved.


Posted: 2/25/2016 12:00:30 AM   Reads: 321   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Mysterious Phenomena

Changes were made to the page of Lee Harvey Oswald to say that he had assassinated John F Kennedy “on behalf of the regime of Fidel Castro” and the biography of former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was changed to describe him as “an alien lizard who eats Mexican babies”.


Posted: 7/25/2014 8:04:12 PM   Reads: 935   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Conspiracy Theories

The pope, when asked yesterday, said he would in fact baptize a Martian or other aliens if they asked.


Posted: 5/14/2014 3:59:49 AM   Reads: 834   Submitted By: wallarookiller   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Religion

Category: Religion
Hinted at in many old viking tales a sun stone was believed to have been found on a shipwreck.


Posted: 3/6/2013 9:05:03 PM   Reads: 1842   Submitted By: LincolnGenghis   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Technology

The discovery of two unidentifiable hairs in the far north-east of India has fuelled the belief that the yeti is more than a myth. Andrew Buncombe ventured to the Garo Hills to get to the bottom of the mystery


Posted: 8/11/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 503   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Cryptozoology

Category: Cryptozoology
As sacred priests, their duties included teaching, law enforcement and possibly even burning people to death in giant wicker men. Druids dominated British culture with their mysterious magical rites in the centuries before the Roman invasion.


Posted: 4/20/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 494   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations