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in denmark, 1950, two brothers were digging peat to be used as fuel when they came across what is now known as the tollund man. he still had hair, skin, and a five o'clock shadow, so they assumed it was a recent murder victim and called the police. upon arrival, they noticed rope around his neck: this wasn't a recent murder victim. in fact, the body was from 300-400 BC, and was shockingly well preserved by the peat.

The Nazis didn't discriminate among young or old, man or woman, innocent or threat. Here, an Allied soldier peers into a freshly dug grave containing the corpses of children killed at Nordhausen.

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Cork family parts with Titanic victim's message in a bottle

Titanic victim Jeremiah Burke, 19, from Glanmire in Cork was given a Holy Water bottle at the quayside in Cobh by his mother before he set off for the US. As the Titanic sank in the early hours of 15 April, 1912, he threw the bottle and message into the sea. The bottle was washed ashore a year later in Dunkettle, only a few miles from his family home. The note, which read "From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork" has remained in the Burke family for nearly a century.

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Man given heart of suicide victim marries donor's widow and then kills himself in exactly the same way

Man given heart of suicide victim marries donor's widow and then kills himself in exactly the same way. Heart transplant recipient Sonny Graham, pictured with wife Cheryl, commited suicide.The couple met after Mr Graham started writing to her after being told her husband was his heart donor.Twelve years after the successful transplant operation, Mr Graham shot himself dead, leaving his wife a widow for the second time in strikingly similar circumstances.

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Is this another ghostly image caught on camera at Britain's most haunted castle?

This photograph taken by Grace Lamb shows her husband, Hugh, and their two children at Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, East Lothian. There appears to be a figure in the window at the top of the picture wearing period costume, including a frilled ruff. Mrs. Lamb didn't see a thing when she was taking the photo.

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300,000 babies stolen from their parents - and sold for adoption: Haunting BBC documentary exposes 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain

BABIES were stolen by the Catholic church and sold for adoption over a period of five decades. Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth. But the women, often young and unmarried, were told they could not see the body of the infant or attend their burial. In reality, the babies were sold to childless couples.

What appear to be the mummified remains of a fairy have been discovered in the Derbyshire countryside. The 8inch remains complete with wings; skin, teeth and flowing red hair have been examined by anthropologists and forensic experts who can confirm that the body is genuine. X-rays of the fairy reveal an anatomically identical skeleton to that of a child.

The body of a perfectly preserved, carefully mummified an alien was found buried in an ancient pyramid. A mysterious creature from between 150 and 160 centimeters was found by an archaeologist near Lahun when exploring a small pyramid near the Dynasty doceaba of Senusret II. However, this fact was not revealed immediately. “The mummy of what appears to be an alien, dates back more than 2000 years and it seems it would be a humanoid” said a source at the Egyptian Antiquities

The body resting on the morgue slab is Albert Fournier, triple murderer and rapist, executed by Anatole Deibler, at Tours, in February 1920.

Grauballe Man - a bog mummy dating from around 55 BC - was found in 1952 near Grauballe, Denmark by a team of peat diggers. The adult male was most likely killed by having his throat slit open from ear to ear. He is on permanent display at the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus

This is an ACTUAL photo of a victim of Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper is an unidentified serial killer who was active around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. His attacks typically involved female prostitutes whose throats were cut and abdominal mutilations (the removal of internal organs.) There were 11 separate murders, and the case remains unsolved.


The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries

The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries - I just enjoyed reading this person's take on archaeologists.

In the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell… Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. --I was married in May so I had a small bouquet