Category: History

Salem Witch Trial hysteria and the courageous stance of Giles Corey

Salem Witch Trial hysteria and the courageous stance of Giles Corey

Via Ancient-Origins In Spring of 1692, a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts accused others in their village of practicing witchcraft, unleashing a hysteria that caused the deaths of at least 24 people. Most of the deaths were caused by hanging, or occurred in prison, but the case of Giles Corey, who was accused of colluding with the […]

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History of Secret Societies – Documentary

History of Secret Societies – Documentary

VIDEO † WAKE UP ‡ description: Were the Illuminati behind the former Soviet Union and their secret service KGB? This documentary has put forward some very interesting proof to suggest that that was the case. Was the Vatican on it as well? It is for you to research and decide for yourself.

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Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles

Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles

By Henry McDonald,/The Guardian British military intelligence agents in Northern Ireland used fears about demonic possessions, black masses and witchcraft as part of a psychological war against emerging armed groups in the Troubles in the 1970s, a study says. Prof Richard Jenkins, from Sheffield University, spoke to military intelligence officers, including the head of the army’s “black operations” in Northern Ireland, […]

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Book reveals untold story of the ‘savage’ tribe locked in a human zoo in 1905

Book reveals untold story of the ‘savage’ tribe locked in a human zoo in 1905

Via Daily Mail The men crouched around the campfire, poking at the embers with a stick. They were barefoot and naked except for their breechcloths and the little basket hats in which they stored their smoking pipes and tobacco. Their chests were covered with intricate tattoos – zig zags, barbed wire patterns and fine India-ink lines which arced up over their […]

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Earth: Former site of Byberry, the infamous and terrifying mental hospital

Earth: Former site of Byberry, the infamous and terrifying mental hospital

By Sean Munger

This is an empty field in Bensalem, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There’s not much to see here now, and that’s very much by design. From 1907 to 2006 the Byberry Mental Hospital (also known as the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry) stood here. Infamous for its harsh conditions, shocking neglect and incomprehensible human rights violations, during the 80 years the hospital […]

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Inuit folklore kept alive story of missing Franklin expedition to north-west passage

Inuit folklore kept alive story of missing Franklin expedition to north-west passage

William Barr / The Conversation/Via Ancient-Origins On September 6, Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, announced that one of the fabled lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s expedition had been found off Hat Island, south-west of King William Island. The ships HMS Erebus and Terror, which sailed from England in the summer of 1845, were aiming to chart the north-west passage. […]

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Soviet-era Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, Salyut Space Station Commander, Dies at 72

Soviet-era Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, Salyut Space Station Commander, Dies at 72

Via Space.com Soviet-era cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, who led the first expedition on board Russia’s final  Salyut space station, died Saturday (Sept. 20). He was 72.”[Anatoly Berezovoy] was a member of a legendary generation of cosmonauts, a man of great will and courage, [and] a top-class professional who did so much for the development of cosmonautics and major research projects,” said Oleg Ostapenko, […]

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Transcript of Apollo 13’s chilling SOS up for sale

Transcript of Apollo 13’s chilling SOS up for sale

Via Daily Mail A rare transcript of the conversation between NASA’s mission control and the ill-fated crew of the Apollo 13, including the famous line ‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’, has been put up for sale. Every last word transmitted between the moon landing mission and ground control in the U.S. was recorded for use by journalists covering the six-day […]

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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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