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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: 149   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: 191   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: 298   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: 303   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: 135   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: 143   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: 270   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: 277   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: 130   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: 225   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: 292   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: 925   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: 822   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: 1549   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: 482   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: 485   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations