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Unexplained Phenomena

Throughout the history of humanity, mankind has been witness to thousands of strange, unexplained ancient mysteries and events, as well as mysterious phenomena. Many of them can undoubtedly be explained as regular, everyday events that were simply misunderstood. However, there remain a large number that defy all logic, reason and scientific explanation.  This section will seek to explore some of these phenomena, not only current events and reports, but also those unexplained mysteries of the world from our remote past that remain unsolved today.

shell grotto Margate

The mysterious shell grotto of Margate – Part 1

Thirty-five miles north of Dover, a 40 minutes drive, one can find the English town Margate in Kent - a coastal town with 57,000 inhabitants and a proud maritime history. Since 1760 Margate has been...
Jade Discs

The Mysterious Origin of the Jade Discs

In ancient China, dating back to at least 5,000 BC, large stone discs were placed on the bodies of Chinese aristocrats. Their original function still eludes scientists, as does the way in which they...
Elongated skulls

The World-wide Mysterious Phenomena Of Elongated Skulls

Societies around the world portray distinct characteristics which define their culture. From the clothes worn; the language spoken and the customs and traditions that are passed from generation to...
The Dropa Stones

The Mysterious Dropa Stones – Fact or Fiction?

The Dropa stones are said to be a set of 716 circular stone disks dating back 12,000 years on which tiny hieroglyphic-like markings can be found. Each disc is said to measure up to 1 foot in diameter...
Costa Rica Spheres

Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

Many will be familiar with the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where a giant stone sphere nearly crushes Indiana Jones to death. While everyone recognises the movie as a work of fiction,...
Underground bases and Aliens

The Alien Agenda: Myth, Underground Bases & The Extraterrestrial Presence

Deep in north central New Mexico is the sleepy little town of Dulce. Dulce is located on the Archuleta Mesa on the Colorado - New Mexico Border. It is home to about 3000 residents and is the capitol...
The WOW! Signal - Alien Transmission

Old but not forgotten, the Wow! Signal, an alien transmission

On August 15 th , 1977, astronomer Jerry Ehman working on the SETI project in Ohio, detected for the first and last time (at least officially) a 72 second signal coming from outer space. That was a...
The Nyremberg Event

The Mysterious Nuremberg Event

It was in April 1561 when all residents of Nuremberg, Germany, came out of their houses to investigate mysterious lights and loud sounds. They watched the sky, panicked, witnessing some kind of...
Ahnenerbe

Ahnenerbe: Nazis and the Search for Relics

Few know of the Ahnenerbe organization, a secret society that was created by Heinrich Himmler , Hermann Wirth and Richard Walter Darre —but the names may sound familiar. Herman Wirth was a Dutch...
Stonehenge, Ancient Petroglyphs and Crop Circles

The Mystery of Stonehenge, Ancient Petroglyphs and Crop Circles

There are many theories about the origins and functions of Stonehenge. Only through exploring the significance of the electromagnetic universe do we begin to understand the implications of this great...
Voynich Manuscript - The Book that cannot be read

The Enigma of the Voynich Manuscript: History or Hoax?

In 1912, a Polish-American book dealer named Wilfrid M. Voynich went to Rome on an acquisitions trip. There he happened upon a trunk that contained a rare manuscript now known as the Voynich...
Selection of Paracas Elongated Skulls

Elongated Human Skulls Of Peru: Possible Evidence Of A Lost Human Species?

Four hours drive south of Lima Peru one finds the Paracas Peninsula, part of which is an ecological reserve, where one can see wildlife such as sea lions, and a myriad of various sea bird species...
Zone of Silence - Mexico

Mexico: The Zone of Silence

La Zona Del Silencio , or the Zone of Silence, is a patch of desert near the Bolson de Mapimi in Mexico, in a place known as the Trino Vertex. The first incident here occurred in the 1930’s when a...

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Human Origins

Map of sites and postulated migratory pathways associated with modern humans dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene.
Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago. However, technological advances in DNA analysis and other fossil identification techniques, as well as an emphasis on multidisciplinary research

Ancient Technology

Detail of a star chart dating to the Middle Kingdom.
The calendar is one of mankind’s most important inventions. Calendars allowed societies to organize time for religious, social, economic, and administrative purposes. The calendar, or rather, two sets of calendars, were invented by the ancient Egyptians. One of these was a lunar calendar, which was used mainly for the organization of religious festivals.

Ancient Places

Smuts house
The farmstead of General Jan Smuts on the outskirts of Pretoria, is reputed to be one of the most haunted private homes in the country, according to Mr Mark Rose-Christie, raconteur and social scientist, who regularly takes brave visitors on a tour of haunted sites on his mystery ghost bus.

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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)