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Legends Of Spring Heeled Jack

September 3rd, 2013 § in Mystery

One very creepy criminal case that has never been solved concerns Spring Heeled Jack. For at least 150 years, there were many alleged, frightening experiences with this strange creature, and to this day, no one knows just who—or what—he was exactly. Of course most would write[...]

The Tower of London Ghosts

August 15th, 2013 § in Ghosts

The Tower of London is known to be one of the most haunted places in the world. The Tower has an extensive history that’s filled with horror and blood. There have been hundreds of brutal executions held at the Tower of London during its 900 years of existence, including the gru[...]

Residual Hauntings

July 18th, 2013 § in Ghosts

Many ghost sightings are very similar. In fact, some witnesses report seeing the exact same ghost in the exact same place at different times. This is referred to as a “residual haunting,” which is like a past event being played back over and over again It’s believed that th[...]

Sweeney Todd the demon barber

June 6th, 2013 § in Mystery

Todd and he really did use a trapdoor and straight razor to rob and kill customers.  What’s more, his victims did end up as filling for meat pies.� Sweeney Todd was a very angry and bitter man who lusted for the  money and lifestyle of the upper class and and had no qua[...]

Titan moon holds on to enigma

July 5th, 2012 § in Science

Scientists are none the wiser as to what awaits the Huygens space probe on Saturn’s moon Titan when it lands, despite a close pass by its mothership. The Cassini spacecraft will release the piggybacked Huygens probe towards Titan’s atmosphere on Christmas Day. It is t[...]

Flying taxi vision for commuters

June 24th, 2012 § in Science

Commuters could soon be taking flying taxis to work instead of waiting in line for a street cab, experts suggest. British developers Avcen say Jetpods would enable quick, quiet and cheap travel to and from major cities. The futuristic machines will undergo proof-of-concept flight[...]

Scientists lift veil on Beagle 3

June 14th, 2012 § in Science

The team behind the Beagle 2 mission to Mars has unveiled its design for the successor to the British spacecraft. At a London meeting, Colin Pillinger, lead scientist on the previous venture, outlined plans for putting a new robotic lab on the Red Planet. Scientists hope to launc[...]

Experts investigate secret Templar tunnels found beneath Hertford UK

June 13th, 2012 § in Mystery

University of London team to examine tunnels unearthed in the Mercury A TEAM of tunnel experts is set to descend on Hertford in a bid to uncover the subterranean labyrinth revealed by the Mercury. Archaeologists, geologists and historians based at the University of London will do[...]

Arab scholar ‘cracked Rosetta code’ 800 years before the West

May 22nd, 2012 § in History

It is famed as a critical moment in code-breaking history. Using a piece of basalt carved with runes and words, scholars broke the secret of hieroglyphs, the written ‘language’ of the ancient Egyptians. A baffling, opaque language had been made comprehensible, and the[...]

A Sad Farewell to the Piltdown Man Mystery

May 14th, 2012 § in History

Piltdown Man was the sensational discovery of a fossil human ancestor in southern England in 1908. It was a classic story of a dogged amateur collector, Charles Dawson, striking it rich. He fished a human-like skull and an ape-like jawbone out of a gravel quarry and took them to [...]