Author: Radu Alexander

Everybody has heard of Jack the Ripper. Everybody has heard of the Zodiac. The fact that they have never been caught, or even identified, only helped build their notoriety.  They might be two famous examples, but they are not unique ones, by any means. We are going to take a look at 10 other cases…

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The United States, Canada, Australia, and Scotland. We’ve explored some of the greatest mysteries from all of these lands, and today we are adding Ireland to the list. We’ll be looking at unsolved murders, an island that only appears once every seven years, sightings of a bewildering sea monster, and unexplained disappearances of people, jewels,…

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You’re probably familiar with the old expression – “sex sells.” Well, that applies here, as well. People love hearing about the scandalous and licentious side of our past that, surprisingly, often gets left out of history class.  In the past, we have taken a look at some scandals and controversies that caused a lot of…

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Archaeology represents a constant search for answers. The information we uncover about our ancestors is generally provided piecemeal, which means that we rarely have the full picture about a particular person, or civilization, or event. New artifacts are being unearthed every day, but that does not mean that the collective knowledge of our past is…

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Will we ever run out of gruesome, unsolved murders to explore? Probably, but not anytime soon. For the time being, we are going to be looking at 10 more chilling killings from the past where the culprit or culprits got away scot-free. 10. The Cumminsville Murders Not every unsolved killing spree from the past attains…

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Magic is a performance art that goes back thousands of years. The cups and balls, one of the fundamental tricks of magic that is still being performed today, was also done back in Roman times. The earliest named magician is even older than that, going all the way back to the first dynasties of Egypt.…

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Welcome to our latest entry in a series where we explore some of the strange, unsolved mysteries that each country has to offer. Today, we investigate Scotland as we take a look at loch monsters (no, not that one), unidentified killers, ghosts, aliens, and unexplained disappearances. 10. The Identity of Bible John Every country has,…

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Despite being a covert agent employed hundreds of years ago in feudal Japan, the ninja or shinobi has penetrated pop culture as one of the most iconic warriors in history. His look is instantly recognizable and helps convey an air of mystery, turning the ninja into the archetypal silent assassin even though, in real life,…

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Royals and scandals – name a more iconic duo. When you are a part of royalty, it is pretty much expected of you to engage in a bit of debauchery and immorality, but that doesn’t mean that other people won’t try to condemn you for it. Whether real or fabricated, the following sex scandals got…

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We’ve all seen duels in movies. We know how they worked – somebody insulted somebody else’s honor, they met at dawn and fought with swords or pistols. It was considered the gentlemanly way of settling a dispute but, as we are about to see, that was not necessarily the case when it came to real-life…

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As we previously discovered, America still has plenty of bizarre and unnerving mysteries in its past waiting for a solution. And so does Canada. Now, it is time to explore the history of Australia and find out what peculiar skeletons still hide in its closet. 10. The Pyjama Girl Mystery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjdsbE_ct4 In 1934, a man…

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Today we will be taking a look at some of the most notable and notorious knights from history. Just for clarity, we know that knighthoods are still awarded regularly, but we will be sticking with the knights of the medieval variety — the ones with the swords and the armor. We’re also going with real…

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You probably know the routine by now. Like before, this is where we take a look at some grim discoveries made by archaeologists, which serve as useful reminders to us of humanity’s dark and disturbing past. 10. The Vampires of Sozopol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujmak1qUHQk We start off with an excavation in Bulgaria where scientists uncovered evidence of…

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Given how many humans have existed in the world and how many events and incidents, both big and small, happen every day, history is littered with examples of strange coincidences. But the ones we will be looking at today are so unusual that they strain credulity and, should they have come from the pages of a…

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In the past, we have taken a look at some of the most horrifying discoveries ever made by archaeologists, but now we examine the opposite side of the same coin. These next finds were either fraudulent or simply wrong and they caused quite a bit of embarrassment, leaving people who supposedly knew what they were…

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For seven centuries, samurai represented the fearsome military branch of the Japanese aristocracy. Trained and taught from a young age, they became formidable warriors in service of their lord or daimyo. They were some of the best swordsmen that the world had ever seen and were renowned for the code of honor that they adhered to… for the most…

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Headlines have been full of political sex scandals in recent years, but this is not a new trend. In fact, the worlds of politics and sex have often intertwined with controversial results, ever since ancient times. Today we take a look at eight political stories full of intrigue, action, scandal, murder, and even the occassional…

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Today we take a look at a few bloody chapters from the history of crime. In one way or another, all of these cases shocked, repulsed, and thrilled the public in their day, but they all had one thing in common – none of these murders were ever officially solved. 8. The Hinterkaifeck Murders In…

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For most of us, the idea of pretending to be someone else day in and day out sounds exhausting, if not impossible. Not for everyone, though. Some people slip into a new identity as easily as you slip into a new pair of shoes. In fact, history is full of impostors who donned new guises…

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