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  1. The Tragic and Spectacular Death of Sophie Blanchard – The First Woman Pilot Balloonist

    Sophie Blanchard was the world’s first female aeronaut. She is not only remembered for her incredible achievements and bravery in early ballooning, but for her dramatic and tragic death.

    dhwty - 27/02/2019 - 02:01

  2. Dating of manuscripts controversially suggests Quran may be older than Prophet Mohammed

    ... and the Biblical Account of Noah Codex Gigas (the Devil’s Bible) - the largest manuscript in the world Ancient Signs ...

    lizleafloor - 01/09/2015 - 21:33

  3. Early Ideas About Extraterrestrial Life: What Might Inhabitants from Other Planets Look Like?

    ... extraterrestrials might look like. ‘Saint Wolfgang and the devil’ ( Public domain ) The people of Venus, by contrast, were ...

    Ron Miller - 17/11/2017 - 18:52

  4. Legends of Spring Heeled Jack, the Uncatchable Demon of Victorian England

    ... in three different disguises — a ghost, a bear, and a devil; and moreover, that he will not enter a gentleman’s gardens for the ... crimes wrongly attributed to Spring Heeled Jack. The jumping devil’s legacy lives on in the popular imagination to this day, notably in ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 09/01/2017 - 14:50

  5. Not Always A Man’s Best Friend: Terrifying Black Dogs of British Legends

    ... was said to have been a huntsman who sold his soul to the Devil. When he died in 1677, black hounds are said to have appeared around his ... Wright, Andy, ‘Devil Dogs: The Mysterious Black Dogs of England’ (1994) ...

    marinasohma - 24/12/2016 - 14:57

  6. The Giants of Ancient Albion & the Legendary Founding of Prehistoric Britain

    ... got the name of Britain. While they were living there the devil assumed the shape of a man, and dwelt among the wicked women, and by they ...

    Hugh Newman - 25/11/2017 - 18:57

  7. Dark History Hangs Over Royal Residence: The Haunted Halls of Holyrood Palace

    ... image, from the Agnes Sampson trial in 1591, depicts The Devil giving witches magic dolls. ( Public Domain ) The Revenge ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 30/01/2017 - 13:56

  8. Native American Legends of Mount Katahdin: Home of Powerful Thunderbirds and the Lord of Storms

    ... Indians Legends of Mount Shasta: “The Abode of the Devil” Part I – The Legend of J.C. Brown While Thoreau found no ...

    jason and sarah - 22/09/2018 - 18:54

  9. Goddess… or Demon? Hidden History of Vinayaki, the Mysterious Elephant-Headed Woman of Hindu Myth

    In one of the shrines of the Thanumalayan temple in Kanyakumari district, India, is the stone sculpture of a four-armed deity sitting cross-legged in Sukhasana (“easy pose” - similar to sitting in a simple cross-legged position) holding a battle-axe, a large shell, a vase and a staff around which the deity entwines a long trunk. At first glance, one would think that this is the famous elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, except that this deity is clearly female.

    MartiniF - 30/10/2017 - 14:37

  10. The Ancient Art of Magic, Curses and Supernatural Spells

    ... curse is to repent and find salvation. The infamous Devil’s Bible , a massive manuscript that legend says was written in a single night by a monk in a pact with the devil, is said to be cursed and brings misfortune to any who possess it. ...

    lizleafloor - 25/10/2014 - 22:56

  11. The Strange and Unexplained Phenomenon of Raining Stones

    ... attributed to creatures of supernatural origin or even the devil. In 1690, folklorist Robert Kirk wrote in his book “The Secret ... in a pamphlet titled “Lithobolia, or the Stone-Throwing Devil.” An illustration of a rain of stones from “Don ...

    aprilholloway - 12/09/2015 - 00:59

  12. Revealing the Ramesseum Medical Papyri and Other Remarkable Finds from the Temple of Ramesses II

    The mortuary temple of Ramesses II is one of the most magnificent temples in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt. It was discovered by Jean-Francois Champollion, the same man who deciphered the Egyptian hieroglyphs. When he arrived at the temple, he read the name of the pharaoh - Ramesses. The temple is also known as the House of Millions of years, and it was built in memory of the reign of Ramesses II.

    Natalia Klimczak - 02/12/2016 - 14:50

  13. The Hidden Origins of Il Separatio: Manuscripts Deemed Dangerous and Banned

    ... legend placed the third entity midway between God and the Devil, the medieval church did not want people to begin to wonder which entity ...

    valdar - 19/12/2015 - 21:43

  14. The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers

    From Aaron (the first high priest of Israel) to Zoroastrianism (once the dominant religion in Persia), The Religion Book provides an encyclopedic look at the practices of yesterday and today. Christians, Buddhists, Wiccans and the rest may have questions about others' belief or even their own, and The Religion Book expertly explains the similarities, differences, and original ideologies of believers and skeptics around the world. Are Nirvana and Heaven the same? Who are the Raelians, and why are they cloning people?

    ancient-origins - 08/07/2017 - 00:24

  15. Bones of Powerful Medieval Queen Identified at Winchester Cathedral

    ... and also medieval European history . Was the Devil’s Dyke in England once Part of the Legendary City of Troy? The ...

    Ed Whelan - 18/05/2019 - 14:07

  16. Anti-Vampire Rituals Practiced in Bulgaria up until 25 Years Ago

    Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov has said that anti-vampire rituals, which have been practiced since at least the 13th century, only stopped being practiced around 25 years ago.

    aprilholloway - 06/10/2013 - 02:24

  17. 800-year-old message carved into Rune Stick Shows Ancient Code still used in Middle Ages

    ... of cold butter before it was conserved, and some little devil of a root has gouged its way along the inscription on one side, which is ...

    lizleafloor - 02/05/2015 - 14:23

  18. Quick as a Fox, Powerful as a Demon: Legendary Foxes and Their Trickster/Temptress Ways

    ... due to its blazing red color, it became the symbol for the devil, adding to the fox’ already rather complex characterization. ...

    MartiniF - 22/05/2017 - 15:46

  19. Face of Notorious “Witch” Digitally Reconstructed 300 Years after her Death

    ... She confessed – after she had been tortured – that the Devil was her lover and master. Fife Council archaeologist Douglas ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 01/11/2017 - 21:53

  20. Spirits in Stone The Secrets of Megalithic America

    ... at a burial complex near the tip of Long Island and runs to Devil’s Tombstone in Greene County, New York. He shows how the line runs at ...

    ancient-origins - 19/05/2018 - 01:44