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‘This Goes All the Way to the Queen’: The Puzzle Book that Drove England to Madness


Jess Zimmerman via Hazlitt:

There were more and more signs every time Ron Fletcher went to Rodborough Common. First, he found empty bottles of Haigh whiskey under a hawthorn bush—Haigh, like Haigha, the name of the March Hare in Lewis Carroll. Hare. There were more in the trash bin, along with bottles of Idris lemonade—when he took them away, they replenished themselves as if by magic. Of course, someone could be a heavy drinker of whiskey and lemonade, but everyone knows Idris is an ogre in Welsh mythology, and he plays a harp, and the trash bin was near a bench dedicated to one Fred Harper. It all connected. Ron found nothing in the hole in the tree with the blue ribbon—a blue ribbon just like the one on the Penny-Pockets Lady’s apron in the book—but on the bench he found a letter. It seemed to be a love letter from a man to another man, but that was only a front.

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Missing 24-year-old found alive and well 30 years after man confessed to her murder

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Well this is bizarre.

Louise Kelly via Independent:

A 24-year-old woman who went missing from her home in 1984, sparking a 31-year-long murder mystery, has been found alive and well.

Computer science student Petra Pazsitka vanished without a trace from her home in Germany three decades ago and was officially declared dead in 1989.

Her disappearance led to an extensive investigation, with nationwide appeals, searches and video reconstructions of her last known actions.

It is understood she left her student flat in Braunschweig and went to the shop and the dentist.

Friends claimed she then boarded a bus with the intention of going to visit her parents – but never arrived at their home.

A man who had previously been convicted for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in the area confessed to Petra’s murder.

However, he later retracted his confession and Petra’s body was never found.

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Was the Chicago fire the result of a comet impact?


As someone who lives in Michigan, I agree that there are indeed some very weird natural phenomena on the great lakes which could use more study. Testament to the argument that nothing is ever said and finished in science.

Contrary to popular folklore, the Chicago fire is not the worst in U.S. history. It was not even the worst to occur on October 8 that year. The same evening—in fact, at the same time, about 9:30—a fierce wildfire struck in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, over 200 miles to the north of Chicago, destroying the town and a dozen other villages. Estimates of those killed range upward from 1200 to 2500 in a single night. It was not the Chicago fire but the simultaneous “Peshtigo Fire” that was the deadliest in U.S. history.

And there is more. On the same evening, across Lake Michigan, another fire also wreaked havoc. Though smaller fires had been burning for some time—not unusual under the reported conditions—the most intense outburst appears to have erupted simultaneously with the Chicago and Peshtigo fires.

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Who built the Durrington Walls and Why?

Yet another megalithic monument site has been found recently, this time in England not far from the ever-controversial Stonehenge site.

Who built the monument and why it was built remains a mystery. How it was built is an even greater mystery. Of course, Ancient Aliens theory rears its pointy, elongated head…

Artist's rendering of the Durrington walls. (Photo Credit: LBI)

Artist’s rendering of the Durrington walls. (Photo Credit: LBI)

21st Century Wire has the details:

Just one mile from the world-famous Stonehenge site, archaeologists have discovered a new, larger monument they are calling The Durrington Walls.

The monument was constructed around 4,500 years ago and scientists believe it was used for religious ceremonies or solstice rituals.

Around 90, 15ft long stones have been located with ground-penetrating radar and are arranged in a mile wide pattern; making it the largest such site in the UK.

Professor Vince Gaffney of the University of Bradford said “We don’t think there’s anything quite like this anywhere else in the world. 

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There have been three “Mothman” sightings in Singapore this week


Three unrelated Singaporean residents claim to have spotted a winged humanoid this past week.

Teacher Spots ‘Mothman’ in Singapore via Cryptozoology News:

A teacher in Singapore says he saw a “winged humanoid” inside an abandoned house.

Fergus Waffles, a 46-year-old geography teacher at a Singapore school, today said that he was walking his dog in the Istana Woodneuk area when he spotted the alleged creature earlier this morning.

“I was walking in the woods with my dog near an abandoned house at about 5:50 a.m.,” Waffles told Cryptozoology News. “I peered inside the window of the house and saw what appeared to be a winged humanoid hanging from a door frame.My dog saw the creature and remained completely still and silent while staring in its direction,” he added.

Waffles claims the humanoid was still with just its chest “moving up and down as if it were breathing”.


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World’s First ‘Blood Rave’ To Spray Party-Goers With Real Blood


At a discreet location in Amsterdam, party-goers will be able to attend a Halloween Blood Rave. Real blood from the indoor sprinkling system will douse ravers, but no sources have confirmed what kind of blood will be used.

Sumitra via Oddity Central:

A nightclub in Amsterdam is getting ready to host the world’s first ‘blood rave’ this Halloween, with real blood! According to media reports, Dutch partygoers will be sprayed with gallons of blood from an overhead sprinkler system, based on the opening scene of the 1998 vampire film Blade.

The event’s official Facebook page states: “Blood Rave is a night-life community for likeminded individuals, on a discrete location in Amsterdam.” It also lists a link to an intro video (the scene from Blade), and another link to purchase tickets.

Dutch news site NL Times claims to have spoken to an organiser who chose to remain anonymous. “After a long search we have developed a special sprinkler system with pipes running across the ceiling and this making us able to spray blood over the crowd,” he supposedly told the site.

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Siberian Sinkhole Growing Wider and Deeper Every Day


A sinkhole that formed in Solikamsk, Russia in November 2014 continues to grow deeper and wider.

Paul Seaburn has the scoop at Mysterious Universe:

Will the world end by getting sucked down a black hole in Siberia? We’re a long way from that but getting closer every day, according to people living … or formerly living … near a sinkhole in Solikamsk, Russia, that has quadrupled in width in just nine months with no sign of stopping, closing up or taking a break to belch. Where is Solikamsk disappearing to?

On November 18, 2014, Uralkali – the largest potash fertilizer producer in Russia – evacuated thousands of workers from its Solikamsk-2 mine in Solikamsk, a seasonal cottage community about 1,000 miles northeast of Moscow that is built entirely over the Solikamsk-2 and Solikamsk-1 potash mines. Flooding caused a sinkhole to open near the mine measuring about 30 meters (100 feet) across.

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Mysterious Wooden Idol Found in Russia is 11,000 years old


The Shigir Idol was found in a peat bog in Russia over 125 years ago. It had previously been dated at 9,500 years old, but new research from Mannheim, Germany suggests the idol is actually 11,000 years old. That’s twice as old as Stonehenge and the Pyramids. Even more mysterious, the idol is covered in some kind of “encrypted code.”

Professor Mikhail Zhilin of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archeology said: ‘The ornament is covered with nothing but encrypted information. People were passing on knowledge with the help of the Idol.’

The researchers in Mannheim, Germany used tiny fragments of the idol for analysis by Accelerated Mass Spectrometry to determine its new age.

For more reading: The Huffington Post and Yahoo News.

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Bizarre Mars photos: Signs of life?



A certain section of the Internet spends much of their time analyzing photos from Mars taken by Curiosity. Many say these photos are proof of life. The folks at CNN explore this with more than a hint of snark.

Ian Lee and Nick Thompson via CNN:

For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.

But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They’re signs of alien life on the planet next door.

For years, eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists have been trawling through the photos beamed back to Earth by NASA probes and “discovering” mysterious objects that they say proves the existence of extraterrestrial activity on Mars — a world where lizards,mermaids, traffic lights, jelly donuts and a statue of Barack Obama all apparently coexist in the dusty expanses of the red planet.

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