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The Unexplained

The Newton Stone - is an ancient pillar stone, found in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The stone contains two inscriptions, one identified as Ogham, but the second script has never been positively identified and many different decipherments or theories have been proposed since the 1850's.

Photo taken by me during the week of New Year's Eve, 1999, at the "Old Stone Fort" in Manchester, TN. The field is part of a 2,000-year-old Native American Ceremonial site maintained and operated by the Tennessee State Archaeological Dept. Apparition was not visible to the naked eye. The person in the background is a friend of mine.

Ghostly Apparition

Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared...

On November 7, 1872 the Mary Celeste departed New York with Captain Briggs, his wife, young daughter and a crew of eight. Expected to dock in Italy, none aboard were ever seen again. The ship itself was found floating in the middle of the Strait of Gibraltar with no signs of a struggle and everything intact except for a missing Captain’s log.

Taos Hum - A low-pitched sound often described as something similar to a diesel engine idling in the distance is heard in numerous places worldwide, especially in the USA, UK, and northern Europe. The name comes from the small town of Taos, New Mexico where in 1997 Congress actually had researchers try identify it. In spite of efforts like this, however, its source remains a mystery.

On August 15, 1977 Dr. Jerry R. Ehman detected a strong narrowband radio signal while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University. Amazed at how closely it matched the expected signature of an interstellar signal, he circled it on the computer printout and wrote the comment “Wow!” next to it. Although it lasted for a full 72 seconds, it has not been detected again.

Croatoan, unexplained letters found (1590) carved on a tree on Roanoke Island off North Carolina by Governor John White when he returned to the colony from England and discovered the colonists gone. White took the letters to mean that the settlers had moved to Croatoan Island some 50 mi (80 km) away, but no trace of them was ever found. The name, in the form Croatan, is popular in the region and is perhaps best known in the name of Croatan Sound, which connects Pamlico Sound with Albemarle Sound

The cathedral in the Spanish city of Salamanca was constructed in 1102, and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls, but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit, complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there, or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th c. church.

No survivors were found on board the Ourang Medan in June, 1947, but what was most disturbing was the nature of the bodies, all frozen in place looking up towards the sun, their arms outstretched, mouths gaping, and a look of immense horror on all their faces. A trip to the communications room revealed the author of the SOS messages, also dead, his hand still on the Morse sending key, eyes wide open and teeth bared. Strangely, there was no sign of wounds or injuries on any of the bodies.

There are a number of fossils that just don't make geological or historical sense. A fossil of a human handprint, for example, was found in limestone estimated to be 110 million years old. What appears to be a fossilized human finger found in the Canadian Arctic also dates back 100 to 110 million years ago. And what appears to be the fossil of a human footprint, possibly wearing a sandal, was found near Delta, Utah in a shale deposit estimated to be 300 million to 600 million years old.

Ancient springs, screws and metal. Thousands of these things -- some measure as small as 1/10,000th of an inch! -- were discovered by gold miners in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1990s. Dug up from a depth of 3 to 40 feet in layers of earth dating back to the upper Pleistocene era, these curious objects could be anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 years old.

An electric company employee in Arkansas broke open a large lump of coal, revealing this man-made iron pot. The original coal bed was reportedly mid Pennsylvanian age - about 300 million-years-old by geological standards.

This strange stone was found on a field research trip to the Mazong Mountain area located in China. The pear-shaped stone is extremely hard and has a mysterious black color. It is embedded with a 2.4-inch long cone-shaped metal bar having clear screw threads. The screw thread width is the same from the wide end to the narrow end, instead of varying width due to the growth of organisms. The screw thread metal bar is tightly enclosed inside the black material. Origin is undetermined.

The Aurora UFO Incident is a UFO incident that reportedly occurred on April 17, 1897 in Aurora, Texas, a small town in the northwest corner of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.[1] The incident (similar to the more famous Roswell UFO incident 50 years later) reportedly resulted in a fatality from the crash. The alleged alien body is reportedly buried in an unmarked grave at the local cemetery.

D. B. Cooper (aka “Dan Cooper”) is a pseudonym given to a notorious aircraft hijacker who, on November 24, 1971, after receiving a ransom payout of $200,000, leapt from the back of a Boeing 727 as it was flying over the Pacific Northwest somewhere over the southern Cascades. Cooper has not been seen since and it is not known whether he survived the jump.

The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island was a late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement in what later became the Virginia Colony. The enterprise was financed and organized by Sir Walter Raleigh and carried out by Ralph Lane and Richard Grenville, Raleigh's distant cousin. The final group of colonists disappeared during the Anglo-Spanish War, three years after the last shipment of supplies from England. Their disappearance gave rise to the nickname "The Lost Colony."

The Mary Celeste was an American brigantine merchant ship famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned (one lifeboat was missing, along with its 7 crew), although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and capable seamen. The Mary Celeste was in seaworthy condition and still under sail heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar. The crew was never seen or heard from again.

Parallel Universes — Thoughts to Ponder. A lot of research has been done over the last few years over parallel universes. Do alternative dimensions really exist? Are we living in a “universe” or a “multiverse”? Is it possible that the Confederacy won the Civil War in another universe or dimension? Are Marilyn Monroe and Elvis still alive in an alternate reality? Is it possible that there is a version of “you” and “me” both in another dimension?