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You Can Own the Spookiest Island in Venice…If You’re Brave Enough

You Can Own the Spookiest Island in Venice…If You’re Brave Enough

Via The Daily Beast One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories—piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane. And now, for a price, it can be yours. How much is a little piece of Hell worth? We might just find out on May 7, when bidding opens for the Venetian Isola di Poveglia, arguably […]

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Shroud of Turin A Fake ‘Like Bigfoot’ Says Skeptics Society Founder On Easter Sunday

Shroud of Turin A Fake ‘Like Bigfoot’ Says Skeptics Society Founder On Easter Sunday

Via The Inquisitr The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth, 14 feet long and three feet wide, that may be anywhere from 600 to about 2,000 years old. But what is unique and, for centuries, has remained mysterious is not how old it is, but the strange image somehow printed on its surface. The image appears to be of a crucified man […]

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Haunted Scottish castle to be converted into a luxury hotel

Haunted Scottish castle to be converted into a luxury hotel

Guests looking to stay at a new hotel in Scotland will have to exorcise caution. Because the new lodgings, planned for Lanarkshire, are set to be built on the site of one of the area’s ‘most haunted’ castles. Birkwood Castle in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, is a Gothic mansion and ex-family home, which dates from 1860…..  Claims have been made that the building houses the […]

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Woman ends up in hospital after seeing spirits everywhere

Woman ends up in hospital after seeing spirits everywhere

Via The Star A 23-YEAR-OLD woman is in hospital after she allegedly saw spirits while trying out a so-called ghost-hunting application on her smartphone, Kwong Wah Yit Pohreported. The woman, known only as Wu, from Hubei, China, claimed to have seen spirits around her when she first tried the app. When she went to the cemetery with her parents during the Qing Ming […]

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What is the Black Ring of Leamington Spa?

What is the Black Ring of Leamington Spa?

Via Daily Mail Weather experts have been baffled by a black ring which appeared in the sky above Leamington Spa on Friday evening. Schoolgirl Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother Jo Heap when she looked up at the sky near Warwick castle and saw a mysterious black ring. She photographed the circle on her iPhone but so far, no one […]

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Mer-chicken, UFOs and the Tarrant Gunville Vampire

Mer-chicken, UFOs and the Tarrant Gunville Vampire

Via Daily Echo Mer-chicken, UFOs and the Tarrant Gunville Vampire – five weird Dorset Legends you might not know Dorset is home to some weird and wonderful tales. Here are five you really should know…..  

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The $1.5m golden nugget

The $1.5m golden nugget

Via Daily Mail Government experts have confirmed the world’s largest single crystal of gold. It is worth as estimated $1.5m, and was found in a river in Venezuela. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used a neutron scanner to effectively look inside the 217.78-gram piece of gold, roughly the size of a golf ball…..

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Mysteries of the Kingdom of Shambhala

Mysteries of the Kingdom of Shambhala

Via Ancient-Origins Shambhala, which is a Sanskrit word meaning “place of peace” or “place of silence”, is a mythical paradise spoken of in ancient texts, including the Kalachakra Tantra and the ancient scriptures of the Zhang Zhung culture which predated Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet. According to legend, it is a land where only the pure of heart can live, […]

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The myths, legends and traditions of Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day

The myths, legends and traditions of Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day

Via Ancient-Origins Today marks the historical Qingming Festival in China. Fondly known as Ancestors Day or Tomb Sweeping Day, it is a day that commemorates the onset spring and the occasion to remember ancestors by visiting their graves. The festival takes place on the 15th day from the Spring Equinox, which falls on either the 4th or 5th April of […]

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Shroud of Turin depicts Y-shaped crucifixion

Shroud of Turin depicts Y-shaped crucifixion

Video credit: New Scientist  Via New Scientist The image of Christ on the cross, arms stretched out to the sides, is seared onto many Christians’ minds. But this isn’t necessarily how people have imagined it throughout history. A new analysis of the Shroud of Turin, which appears to depict a man that has been crucified, suggests that whoever created it thought […]

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