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.
The Pea Farm is an old prison located deep in the woods of South Shreveport. It was a place you did not want to be in the 40's and 50's. General Motors owns the land now but cannot sell it or build on it because anytime they have tried to uncover ground to build, there have been bodies found. It is said to be haunted because of the beatings and killings of the prisoners.
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…
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.
Mel's Hole, Ellensburg, Washington. This nine-foot-wide bottomless hole on Mel Waters’s former property is awash in mystery. Waters reported sinking a fishing line some 15 miles into the pit in an attempt to find the bottom. He never found it. He also claimed the abyss would shoot black rays and could bring animals back to life; a neighbor tossed a dead dog into the hole only to have it return, alive, from out of the woods.
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.
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.
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.
Ancient aqueduct. It was built by the Nazca people hundreds of years ago to provide water from the local river to villages. The aqueduct is undeground. It has a few dozens of "windows", spiral wells which capture the wind and use its force to pump the water.
The Dogon people are an ethnic group in Mali, West Africa, reported to have traditional astronomical knowledge about Sirius that would normally be considered impossible without the use of telescopes. According to Marcel Griaule's books Conversations with Ogotemmêli and The Pale Fox they knew about the fifty-year orbital period of Sirius and its companion prior to western astronomers.
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…
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. One of the scariest haunted hospitals. The hospital is the second largest hand cut stone building in the United States. The hospital was built to hold 250 mentally ill patients. In 1950 the patients numbered 2400. Many were tormented, tortured and believed to be murdered there. Charles Manson once was a resident there. The asylum closed in 1994.
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.
Funeral arrangements are so expensive in parts of Indonesia, so a body is sometimes placed in a temporary coffin while the family accumulates the funds to pay for a proper funeral. Once the funds are raised, so is the dead. The Tana Toraja genuinely believe that the dead are able to walk themselves to their new burial site. What we are seeing depicted in the picture is the somewhat mummified corpse being removed from its temporary coffin and transported upright to the permanent site.
People have been finding strange holes in Russian forests. This has been occurring since the end of the 1980s. This strange phenomenon consists of deep holes that appear suddenly in the dense forests, in those places that no truck or car can get to, let alone drill anything. If these holes are being dug, there is no soil around these holes that indicate that they have been drilled. People who have gone down these holes haven’t found anything, and there is no answer on how these holes are…
On January 25, 1967, homemaker Betty Andreasson and her family were astounded when the electricity in their home suddenly went out and a bright red light shined in through their kitchen window. When the family looked outside, they saw five creatures "hopping" towards their house; the creatures then came straight through the solid wood door and instantly put the entire Andreasson clan into a trance. The aliens were described by Betty and her father as being short and without usual human…