Category: History

Fickle ice may explain Franklin ghost ship mystery

Fickle ice may explain Franklin ghost ship mystery

Via Toronto Star Search for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror widens, based on old Inuit tales of a ship drifting far from doomed expedition’s last anchorage. ABOARD CCGS SIR WILFRID LAURIER—One of the many mysteries of the lost Franklin expedition is the story of a three-masted ghost ship that Inuit hunters saw drifting southward in deadly silence. Before the last of […]

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Soviet dog spacesuit to be auctioned

Soviet dog spacesuit to be auctioned

Via Daily Mail It’s not unusual for some people to dress up their dogs in attention-grabbing coats and even miniature tutus. But any prized pup that wears an authentic spacesuit is very likely to be the best dressed canine at any dog show. Dog lovers will get the chance to buy just the outfit, because a genuine 1950s spacesuit will be […]

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The sacred and magical sistrum of ancient Egypt

The sacred and magical sistrum of ancient Egypt

Via Ancient-Origins The sistrum was one of the most sacred musical instruments in ancient Egypt and was believed to hold powerful magical properties. It was used in the worship of the goddess Hathor, mythological character of joy, festivity, fertility, eroticism and dance. It was also shaken to avert the flooding of the Nile and to frighten away Seth, the god […]

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Rare color footage of first spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, 1965

Rare color footage of first spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, 1965

VIDEO ip0onfire  description: Was looking through some archival footage and found this gem.   Taken from “The Moon” (original Russian title ЛУНА, 1965):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT1s5…

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The Mystic Cannibal Monks of India

The Mystic Cannibal Monks of India

By Brent Swancer/Mysterious Universe Throughout human history there have been a myriad of cults and religious sects that have to varying degrees inspired curiosity, wonder, bafflement, and even fear or disgust. Whether it is from their bizarre practices, disturbing rituals, or extreme fringe beliefs, some of these groups have long exuded an inscrutable sense of mystery and menace to outsiders. […]

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The spaceship that stayed home: the storied career of the shuttle “Enterprise.”

The spaceship that stayed home: the storied career of the shuttle “Enterprise.”

By Sean Munger

Thirty-seven years ago today, on August 12, 1977, a flight of an experimental aircraft occurred over the California desert near Edwards Air Force Base. The pilot’s name was Joe Engle, the flight lasted 5 minutes and 21 seconds, and the craft wound up on a dry lake bed. Though not very long in duration, this flight was pretty historic: it […]

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They called him the “Dreamer” – the life (and death) of an Apache medicine man!

They called him the “Dreamer” – the life (and death) of an Apache medicine man!

By Robert Tilford/Ground Report I recently sat down with an elder of the White Mountain Apache tribe, who granted me permission to write about some of the more obscure aspects of Apache history around the turn of the twentieth century. Most of our conversations revolved around Geronimo, but we also discussed other famous Indian as wells. One in particular caught […]

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100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One 1914-2014

100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One 1914-2014

 LEST WE FORGET   (Video) Between 1914 and 1918 more than 15 million men and women lost their lives as a direct result of the conflict, making it one of the deadliest wars in all of human history.   The War to end all Wars?     If only ……. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on […]

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Project Horizon: U.S. Declassifies Plans For Secret Moon Base

Project Horizon: U.S. Declassifies Plans For Secret Moon Base

  Via Inquisitr More than 50 years ago, before man had ever set foot on the moon, the United States military hatched a daring plan to best the Soviet Union with a secret spy base on the lunar surface, dubbed Project Horizon.  The Project Horizon study was declassified by the National Security Archive last week, on the 45th anniversary of […]

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Hale-Bopp: the Great (and terrible) Comet of the 90s

Hale-Bopp: the Great (and terrible) Comet of the 90s

By Sean Munger Nineteen years ago tonight, on July 23, 1995, a curious coincidence occurred. Two men, unknown to each other but living in the same country and actually not that far from each other, were gazing at the night sky when each of them, independently of the other, discovered something new. One of the men, Alan Hale, was an […]

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