“The Spanish artist J Bragolin (who also went by aliases Franchot Seville and Bruno Amadio)was said to have painted a deaf and dumb Spanish street urchin by the name of Don Bonillo, who would have been between three and five years old at the time.
It is thought that Bragolin found the child…
The state of West Virginia has played home to one of the most bizarre “pseudo-cryptids” ever reported, the unusual - but by no means, unique - Mothman.
The first sighting came in the early 1960s. A woman was driving along Route 2, near the Ohio River, with her father. As she neared…
The Barbee Hotel -Barbee Lake, Indiana
The Barbee Hotel was considered a very high-class resort during Al Capone’s time. He stayed in the hotel frequently, often clearing out all the guests so he could stay in seclusion. He always stayed in room 301 at the back of the hotel. When cleaning the rooms employees have smelled cigar smoke and when investigated it is coming from room 301. The bartender who has worked there for years has seen an old man sitting at one of the booths on several occasions. When she goes to get someone, he is gone. People have reported hearing footsteps on the stairs, and in the halls above the dining area. Many parties when taking their picture will line up on the stairs. There are several pictures on the wall where you can see orbs of light in the background behind the group. Many other celebrities stayed there as well. Rita Hayworth was said to go and stay in her room for days at a time. When you drive by the area of the hotel she stayed in late at night sometimes you can see a faint light.
“Anneliese Michel was born in Germany on September 21, 1952. She grew up in a devoutly, somewhat extreme, Catholic family. Pictures of her taken in her childhood show a vibrant, pretty girl on her way to becoming a gorgeous woman. She had shining black hair, an open, honest face and a stunning…
The Edinburgh Vaults
Also known as the South Bridge Vaults are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was completed in 1788.
For around 30 years, the vaults were used to house taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen, and as storage space for illicit material, reportedly including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for medical experiments.
Exploding head syndrome is a parasomnia condition that causes the sufferer occasionally to experience a tremendously loud noise as originating from within his or her own head, usually described as the sound of an explosion, roar, gunshot, loud voices or screams, a ringing noise, or the sound of electrical arcing (buzzing).
This noise usually occurs within an hour or two of falling asleep, but is not necessarily the result of a dream and can happen while awake as well While the sound is perceived as extremely loud, it is usually not accompanied by pain. Attacks appear to change in number over time, with several attacks occurring in a space of days or weeks followed by months of remission. Sufferers often feel a sense of fear and anxiety after an attack, accompanied by elevated heart rate. Attacks are also often accompanied by perceived flashes of light (when perceived on their own, known as a “visual sleep start”) or difficulty in breathing. The condition is also known as “auditory sleep starts”. It is not thought to be dangerous,although it is sometimes distressing to experience. Sufferers may experience an inability to vocalize any sound, or mild forms of sleep paralysis during an attack.
In some cases repeated attacks lead to the sufferer gaining a fear of sleeping or resting, as this is the most common time for attacks to take place, and this can lead to the development of sleeping disorders such as insomnia.
The Wow! Signal
Late one night in the summer of 1977, a large radio telescope outside Delaware, Ohio intercepted a radio signal that seemed for a brief time like it might change the course of human history. The telescope was searching the sky on behalf of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and the signal, though it lasted only seventy-two seconds, fit the profile of a message beamed from another world.
Despite its potential import, several days went by before Jerry Ehman, a project scientist for SETI, noticed the data. He was flipping through the computer printouts generated by the telescope when he noticed a string of letters within a long sequence of low numbers—-ones, twos, threes and fours. The low numbers represent background noise, the low hum of an ordinary signal.
As the telescope swept across the sky, it momentarily landed on something quite extraordinary, causing the signal to surge and the computer to shift from numbers to letters and then keep climbing all the way up to “U,” which represented a signal thirty times higher than the background noise level. Seeing the consecutive letters, the mark of something strange or even alien, Ehman circled them in red ink and wrote “Wow!” thus christening the most famous and tantalizing signal of SETI’s short history: The “Wow!” signal.
Black Eyed Kid Sighting
A marine living on the 3rd floor of barracks located near River Road at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina encountered two BEKs in November 2009.
Apparently, the marine was staying home on a weekend late in the year of 2009 while most of his peers were out. A knock at his door interrupted his movie watching late at night. The marine went to the door, expecting to find that his room mate had forgotten his keys, but instead of opening the door to let his room mate in, he stood face to face with two kids: “[…] these kids freaked the hell out of me.”
At first, the marine couldn’t place the reason why these two kids made his senses react with trepidation, but instincts are something that marines are told to pay attention to, so the man didn’t let his logic overcome his gut feelings in this instance. Something from within told the man to shut the door and lock it but he fought these feelings long enough to get a good look at the kids, notice they had pitch black eyes, and he spoke briefly with them.
The kids told him they wanted to come inside and read and said they were cold. It seemed odd to the marine that the kids didn’t mention parents or things that a pair of lost children might be concerned about.
Unnerved, the marine glanced down the hallway to see if anyone else was around but he found the hallway empty. When he turned attention back to the kids, they had come a step closer to him and the doorway, further freaking him out. He describes feeling as if he were being hunted - as if he were the prey for these predator kids. This last complex gut reaction caused the marine to immediately close and lock the door.
For about 5 more minutes, the marine reports he heard a constant, soft knocking at the door. After refusing to respond to the knocking, he then heard a rattle at a window - which he also ignored. Things seemed to settle down after that and the marine got through the night without further incident.
In the morning, the marine found and approached the officer who was on duty during the night time hours and asked him some questions. The officer had noticed nothing out of the ordinary while on shift and passed the marine’s account off as the marine having taken too much to drink. In the marine’s account, however, he makes sure to state that he wasn’t drinking at all during the night in question.
Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today