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Grady Franklin Stiles: The Lobster Boy

Grady Stiles Jr. is a rarity in the world of Human Marvels. By many accounts, this teratological terror was every bit the monster he appeared to be. The Stiles family has been afflicted for over a century with ectrodactyly, a condition commonly known as ‘Lobster Claw’ syndrome. It is a rare congenital deformity of the hand where the middle digit is missing and the hand is left where the [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:19:29+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Historical Mysteries, Public Figures|0 Comments

Hashima Island: Japan Ghost Island

The small island of Hashima was once bustling with a community of 5000 people, who lived alongside the mines they worked. Abandoned in the 1970s, the island and its buildings had been left to the elements. But calls for its preservation, a cameo role in a Bond movie, and Unesco recognition have all helped make this once-forgotten isle a now popular, ghostly attraction. From abandoned mines to Unesco heritage [...]

By | 2017-09-16T14:57:36+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Constructions, Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Duke of Lancaster: Railway Steamer Passenger Ship

This ship is the Duke of Lancaster. It's been docked on the banks of an estuary for 37 years. It started its life as a passenger ferry and cruise liner between 1956 and 1979 when silver service was the norm for passengers who wound their way across the seas from Ireland, Scotland and throughout Europe. According to a website dedicated to the ship, the first class quarters in the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T07:55:49+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Hachijo Royal Hotel: Abandoned Holiday Resort

The mid-1960s heralded in an era which saw Japanese tourists travelling abroad in substantial numbers for the first time. Prior 1964, the Japanese Government made it near impossible for the average Japanese to acquire a passport to travel overseas. As comparatively close destinations such as those in Asia and the Pacific were off limits during the earlier part of the decade, the tourism industry looked nearer to home to [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:42:32+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Kapustin Yar: Soviet Union’s Area 51

Kapustin Yar was the former Soviet Union’s most sensitive air base, even exceeding America’s Area 51 for the levels of secrecy that shrouded it. UFO Files claimed that it was to present never-before-seen footage of the base, reconnaissance photos and even a virtual tour of its hidden depths. Kapustin Yar was created as the site for the development of the Soviet Union’s space program after the end of World [...]

By | 2017-09-03T11:04:28+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Historical Mysteries, Science And Technology|0 Comments

København: the Mystery Ghost Ship

The København was built for the Danish East Asiatic Company in 1921, When it was launched it was the world’s largest sailing ship. It sails stood over 5 stories high. From 1921 to 1928 the ship made nine voyages, visiting nearly every continent and completing two circumnavigations. Vanished without a trace On September 21, 1928, the København departed from Nørresundby in Northern Jutland for Buenos Aires on its tenth, and [...]

By | 2017-09-09T18:13:06+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Ghost Ship: SS Baychimo the Arctic Ship

The SS Baychimo ghost ship was a steel-hulled 1,322 ton, a steam-powered vessel that started its life in Sweden when it was constructed in 1914. Its career as an ocean-going cargo ship started under the name Ångermanelfven for a German shipping company, where it spent some time as a trading vessel operating between Hamburg and Sweden until World War I began. In the aftermath of the war, the ship [...]

By | 2017-09-09T19:48:57+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Bermuda Triangle: SS Cotopaxi Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing

An unmanned ship was intercepted by the Cuban Coast Guard and is now believed that the boat is actually the SS Cotopaxi ship, a tramp steamer which disappeared nearly 90 years ago, in the vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle The ship was first spotted on May 16th near a restricted military zone in Cuba, west of Havana. The Cuban authorities tried on several occasion to make contact with the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:34:28+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Prehistoric Monument Stonehenge

For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. Whi1e many modern scholars now agree that Stonehenge was once a burial ground, they have yet to determine what other purposes it served and how a [...]

By | 2017-02-05T17:28:46+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Constructions, Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Project Orange Soda: The Russian Sleep Experiment

Russian researchers in the late 1940s, made a sleep experiment, in which they kept 5 people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn't kill them since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only microphones and five-inch thick glass porthole sized windows into [...]

By | 2017-01-04T17:54:56+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

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