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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: 223   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: 205   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: 92   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: The Dark Side

Category: The Dark Side
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: 185   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: 235   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: 892   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: 792   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: 1114   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: 449   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: 441   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations