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Take Forbidden Drive to the Cave of the Monks of Wissahickon The story behind the street names dates back to June 1694, when a brotherhood of German mystics set up shop on the slopes of Wissahickon. Under the leadership of a 21 yr old, Johannes Kelpius, they practiced medicine, music, and good old-fashioned magic. Deep in the Wissahickon woods there's only 1 artifact left by the order: The stone-gabled cave where the master of the order practiced his solitary ways.

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Community Post: Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

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Community Post: Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves - Historic photos of "white" slaves from Occupied Louisiana, 1863 and 1864: These children were minority African Mulattoes and most states considered them legally Black for having 1/8th or more African ancestry. As a side note, Sally Hemings was 1/4th African so she and her and Thomas Jefferson's children would have had similar appearance. Racial intermingling, both consensual and non, was much more common in the pre-war South than many tend to believe.

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In July 1968, ethologist John B. Calhoun built a “mouse utopia,” a metal enclosure 9 feet square with unlimited food, water, and nesting material. He introduced four pairs of mice, and within a year they had multiplied to 620. But after that the society began to fall apart — males became aggressive, females began neglecting their young, and the weaker mice were crowded to the center of the pen, where resources were scarce. By January 1973 the whole colony was dead.

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This massive piece of machinery was one of six excavated around 1990 from a great depth on secret government property in the United States, then promptly reburied in the same area. The enormous device dwarfs the dumpster and the crane shown to its left. Nobody has been able to definitively identify this mind-boggling machinery. What is even more peculiar is that this mysterious apparatus is covered with what appears to be hieroglyphic writing.

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North Salem is the home of a truly impressive structure whose origin lost in history. The 90 ton boulder is along a roadside in North Salem, balanced on 5 smaller stones driven deep into the earth. Some think the dolmen is natural, having been shifted & placed there by glaciers but many don't believe this. Most says Native Americans built it LONG ago as a holy. It was named the North Salem dolmen. Dolmens are stone structures scattered across the ancient world used as altars & holy spaces.

MARLBORO STATE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL was opened in 1931 in Marlboro, New jersey. 1979, 131 patients fell ill due to food poisoning. 4 of those patients died. One woman, who escaped unnoticed for 48 hours froze to death nearby. And, one man was kept tied to his bed for 80 hours over the span of 5 days and died from blood clots due to the tight restraints. Over 940 patients died the graves marked with numbers, not names.

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Abandoned Town of Centralia, Pennsylvania

In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you'll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal. Despite efforts stop the fire it still burns today and could burn for 250 years. Some houses still stand but most have been demolished. 'Silent Hill' was based on this…

The home of Jack and Janet Smurl in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, was the scene of a horrific and terrifying haunting from 1985 to 1987. The case received wide attention in the media. Although the house went through three exorcisms and investigations by demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, the demon refused to leave. The hauntings were chronicled in a book and portrayed in a movie both named The Haunted. The Smurl family in back of home. Front row are twins Shannon and Carin.

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Baba Vanga was a blind Bulgarian woman (born 1911, died 1996) who was a herbalist and alleged mystic who made many predictions for the future. She became incredibly popular due to her so-called mystical powers. When she died huge crowds attended her funeral. Among her many predictions she claimed that by 4599 man would achieve immortality and that less than 100 years later we would begin assimilating with the aliens we meet on the hundreds of planets we will have populated. She claimed that…

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The following true tale is one of the strangest paranormal accounts on record. The boy in the story is now a successful businessman, so I cant give his full name, even though his surname was once recklessly published by a sensational tabloid magazine which mis-reported the incident in the 1990s. The weird episode related here occurred at Allentown, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1995.

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