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Seven years after she vanished without a trace, a female anthropologist emerged from a mysterious cave where authorities believe she may have been held hostage by real-life elves! Researcher Kalena Søndergaard was stark naked, covered by dust and babbling incoherently when rescuers found her outside a tiny opening in the famous Elf Rock, traditionally believed to house the underground dwelling place of mankind’s tiny cousins.
A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.
This boy named Herre died in 1873 at the age of two years and a half. The photo was found in his father's diary, which mentions the following: "We had one portrait made in his bed after he died by Ephraim. Later he put the head on a portrait of his child, wearing Herre's clothes, which became quite good". A very unusual example of early photoshopping avant la lettre!
In 1887, two small children were found alone near the town of Banjos, Spain. But these were no ordinary children who had been lost or abandoned by parents. Upon investigation, they found a small boy and girl, scared and crying, huddled near the entrance to a cave. Their language was unknown to the workers - it certainly wasn't Spanish. More mysterious still, they wore clothes made of a strange metallic cloth... and their skin had an odd green tint.
Linda Medina, youngest girl ever to give birth. She was just 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days when her 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) son Gerardo was born. She got attendance by her parents when they noticed abnormal increase of her belly; she was thought to have had a tumor but when taken to hospital, there they learn about her pregnancy. The mystery remains unsolved about the father of Gerardo. Both mother & son died at the age of 40 & 76 respectively....(what an unbelievable story)
What a creepy story: Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee taught at 18 different schools and had been fired from each because of the strange events that seemed to follow her. It seems she had the incredible power of being seen in two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class at the same time others claimed they saw her walking down the hall. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to her students, her doppelganger appeared beside her.
Genie is one of the closest cases to investigate "the Forbidden Experiment." Genie is the pseudonym for a feral child who spent the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom strapped to a chair. She was a victim of one of the most severe cases of social isolation ever documented. Genie was discovered by Los Angeles authorities on November 4, 1970. After, she was never able to grasp language or the concept of grammar, generating evidence for the 'critical period' theory.
Ras al-khaimah djinn, UAE. A young man went in the caves in Ras el Khaimah to take pictures in caves known to be deserted, with a friend. The person who had been with him called the police saying he had seen his friend’s flash go off and then his friend screamed. He called his friend but never got an answer and got scared that he’d fallen so went to the police. A few hours later they found the man in the cave dead and the single picture found in his camera is this one.”
Born in Boston in 1898, William James Sidis made the headlines as a child prodigy with an amazing intellect. His IQ was estimated to be 50 to 100 points higher than Albert Einstein's. He could read the New York Times before he was 2. At age 6, his language repertoire included English, Latin, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish and Armenian. At age 11, he entered Harvard University as one of the youngest students in the school's history.