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    In 1906, British Parliament member Sir Gilbert Parker was attending a debate when he spotted Sir Frederick Carne Rasch, a fellow Parliament member, sitting nearby. This greatly surprised Sir Gilbert, as Sir Frederick was severely ill with influenza at the time. Still, he politely greeted Sir Frederick and told him,

    June 27, 1890 – Canadian-born boxer George Dixon defeats the British bantamweight champion in London, giving him claim to be the first black world champion in any sport.

    Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

    The Scold's Bridle, a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. Scold comes from the 'common scold': a public nuisance, more often than not women, who habitually gossiped and quarreled with their neighbors, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth.

    Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

    Across the centuries, mysterious Hooded figures have at times suddenly appeared in various locations across Britain and Ireland. Due to their semblance many observers have taken these phantoms to be the Ghosts of dead Christian Monks and, indeed, many of them could be exactly that, for some British and Irish Monasteries do bear bloody history. Yet Hooded Entities were known within these isles long before the coming of Christianity. These were

    Yogi Levitates In Front Of 150 Witnesses, No Props Or Tricks Discovered Yogi Pullavar, also known as Subbayah Pullavar, was an Indian man who on 6 June 1936 was reported to have levitated into the air for four minutes in front of a crowd of 150 witnesses. Yogi’s feat was publicly observed and photographed in an exhibition that occurred in South India. The feat was executed around noon on a sunny, cloudless day and in an area where visibility was not obscured.

    The concept of ley lines was first introduced by Alfred Watkins in his books Early British Trackways and The Old Straight Track. He noted that many ancient monuments, churches and landmarks were aligned with one other on straight lines. Watkins speculated these li

    British Dress (Ball Gown) 1842 silk, cotton

    Sir Winston Churchill's funeral cortege on Ludgate Hill, London - 1965.

    Parisian apartment untouched for 70 years. Read more here:

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with psychic extra, c.1922. Gelatin silver photograph, Barlow Collection, British Library London

    What the hell is this animal it was spotted in New Jersey

    It is claimed that the Flatwoods Monster is some form of extraterrestrial, as this creature was spotted in the vicinity of a large UFO that either hovered above or rested on the ground in the town of Flatwoods, in Braxton County, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952. According to the reports, this creature was huge, at least 10 feet tall. its face gave off a reddish glow, and its body was green in colour. Its head was shaped like a heart or Ace of Spades, and out of this strangely shaped head bu

    An insane asylum patient restrained by warders, Yorkshire, 1869, Henry Clarke. I can barely make out the writing, but says "Thought the S_[sir?] very unkind in not coming earlier as she had 21 babs (babes?)& to do all the work herself. Said her nurse was going to the hospital to have her water let off & her kidneys cut out. Asked for a knife & rope to destroy herself. Uses very bad language & almost too weak to move, swears at everyone. The a__was taken after 40 yrs of C___. " So sad

    Chuchunya is a hominid cryptid rumoured to exist in Siberia, Russia. It has been described as 6-7 ft tall & covered with dark hair. Some cryptozoologists including Bernard Heuvelmans have speculated that Chuchunya may be a relict population of Neanderthal. Mark Hall, another cryptozoologist, has suggested surviving members of Homo gardarensis.

    Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.

    Walt and Ruth Disney. Marceline, Missouri. ca 1906.

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    Poveglia, Venice -small island where plague victims & leper colonies were sent during the middle ages, in 1922 a mental hospital was built where a doctor was attacked by patients and thrown off the tower - over 160,000 people perished here - locals say it's steeped in ghosts

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