Bigfoot is an alleged huge ape-like creature living in the Pacific Northwest. It’s described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid, sort of like a Wookie but with bigger feet. Even though it’s existence has never been proven there have been many eyewitnesses and photographic evidence to suggest the mythical creature could still be very alive. Ok, sure every time Bigfoot gets caught on film the picture turns out blurry, but maybe Bigfoot is blurry? That’s the problem. It’s not the photographer’s fault. Bigfoot is blurry and the idea of a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside scares the bejesus out of me.
Bigfoot sightings: The picture that started it all
Although sightings of Bigfoot have been on record since the late 1800’s, the Patterson-Gimlin film is one of the first sources that shows an actual image of the Bigfoot. The film is a short motion picture of an unidentified subject (above) filmed on October 20, 1967 by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin who claimed the film was a genuine recording of a Bigfoot. The video is commonly debunked as a hoax, but Patterson went to his grave swearing it’s authenticity. The picture above might be the most famous Bigfoot encounter captured on camera but definitely not the only one. Below we have rounded up a collection of the most jarring Bigfoot sightings of the last decade.
Blackstone, Va., 2011: Gunshots Fail to Deter Eight-Foot-Tall Figure
He recalled that the Bigfoot had a pervasive odor that “really stunk” and left footprints that were 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 centimeters) long.
You’d think that a feral, apelike creature would tread lightly around humans who are equipped to respond to a sighting with a hail of bullets. Surprisingly, though, Bigfoot seems oblivious to our puny human weaponry, as a Blackstone, Va., man and his son discovered in the early morning hours of May 3, 2011. When the two heard a loud noise outside their home, the man grabbed his pistol and the son picked up a shotgun, and they went outside to investigate, figuring that they would encounter either a burglar or a bear.
Instead, the man reported on the BFRO Web site, they were confronted by an eight-foot-tall hair-covered humanoid creature running toward them from the nearby woods. The man screamed at the creature to stop and told his son to shoot, which he did — into the air. The creature shrieked but continued running toward them, getting to within 15 feet before the pair retreated back into their house. “I was in terror,” the man wrote. He recalled that the Bigfoot had a pervasive odor that “really stunk” and left footprints that were 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 centimeters) long. An investigator who visited the man’s farm and interviewed him documented a series of other unusual incidents, including loud wails and slaps on the side of the house at night, suggesting that Bigfoot has paid him repeat visits.
Between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 8, 2007, a local law enforcement officer was driving to answer an alarm call on a ranch when he noticed someone or something coming up out of a ravine onto the roadside. “I thought that I might have surprised someone who might be growing marijuana in the woods, or something like that,” the officer reported on the BFRO Web site.
But when he hit the brakes and quickly backed up, his headlights illuminated what he described as a creature about 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 meters) tall, covered with thick brown matted fur and walking upright. It had leaves and grass matted into the fur on its back, as if it had been lying down, and was moving slowly. The creature turned away from the officer and returned to the overgrowth, pushing aside small tree limbs to clear its path. It was visible for only a few seconds, but he could hear the crunching noise of its movements for a bit longer. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” the officer wrote. “It was definitely something I was not gonna put out on the radio.”
Big Foot captured on camera by Canadian hikers
In 2013 Bigfoot is once again caused a big stir, thanks to two new videos from British Columbia that allegedly captured the hairy creature on camera.
The two videos came to light after a Canadian app company called Play Mobility put out a request for videos of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and its Canadian cousin, Ogopogo, on behalf of itsLegend Tracker app, which drops legendary creatures such as Sasquatch and the Loch Ness monster into real settings.
Scripio, Utah, 2008: Creepy Glowing Eyes in the Fog
At about 1:30 on the morning of Jan. 8, 2008, a big-rig driver was hauling a load of Idaho potatoes on U.S. I-15 near the town of Scripio, just outside of St. George, Utah. As he downshifted and headed down an incline, the fog grew increasingly heavy. The driver noticed something by the side of the road with glowing eyes, and thought it might be a deer. When he switched on his high beams, he was startled to see a gigantic creature running across the road from left to right in long strides, just 20 feet (6 meters) or so away, according an interview with a BFRO investigator.
He later estimated, based on a comparison to his truck and factoring in the distance, that the creature was at least 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) tall, and between 600 to 800 pounds (272 to 362 kilograms) in weight. It had black hair and big eyebrows, and long, lanky arms that were proportionately longer than a human’s. For a moment, it turned its head and stared at the rapidly approaching truck. The driver swerved hard to the middle of the freeway to avoid hitting the creature, which nearly caused the truck to crash. Fortunately, he regained control of the vehicle, but when he managed to roll to a stop 200 to 300 yards (183 to 247 meters) away and look back, the mysterious figure was gone.
The driver, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, told the BFRO investigator that he’d always been skeptical about the existence of Bigfoot, but after actually seeing one in the flesh, he’d changed his opinion. “It scared the hell out of me,” he admitted.
Bigfoot sighting: Provo Canyon, Utah
In November 2012 Beard Card went on a camping trip with three of his siblings in Provo Canyon, Utah when he came face to face with the elusive beast and was even able to catch it on camera. Unfortunately, a moment later a frightened Mr Card flees from the scene. In the panic the camera spins away from the subject and the image becomes shaky as hell. Mr Card says he spotted what appeared to be a black bear shuffling about behind trees near Squaw Peak and Little Rock Canyon. He said: ‘None us us have ever believed in Bigfoot or anything. We all have these different ideas about what it was. I am almost positive that it wasn’t a bear and it was so huge I don’t know what that was.
Twin Lakes, Colo: Encounter with a Female Bigfoot
It was about a quarter past six on the morning of Sept. 1, 2009. A woman commuting to a job in Rifle, Colo., was feeling a little groggy on her way to work, despite her usual cup of takeout coffee. Just before she started up through Independence Pass, she decided to pull her truck over to the side of the road and get a little fresh air. As she got out of the truck, she noticed some movement in the meadow directly ahead of her. At first she thought it might be a bear, but when the creature stood up, she saw that its arms hung to its sides, just like a person.
The creature was huge and had cinnamon-colored fur, she told a BFRO investigator. And after some coaxing on the part of the investigator, she also revealed that it had an additional anatomical feature: a pair of large breasts. Prior to the encounter, the witness admitted that she had always “poo-pooed” the possibility of such creatures existing, but said, “my life is forever changed.”
So what do you think, could Bigfoot be real? Be sure to let us know in the comment section.
Put on your tin foil hat and prepare yourself for some of the best UFO sightings from around the world!
YouTube is filled with “This is totally real, guys” UFO sightings, and real or not, we all love to watch them and shudder at the idea of those slimy creepazoids coming to enslave us, or make space babies with us. That is why we have collected, what’s in our opinion, the coolest, most eerily convincing UFO and alien sightings from around the world.
On a side-note: NASA has never officially confirmed the existence of UFO’s or creepy aliens, and these videos will probably not fool an expert in video fakery. Unless off course he or she watches them alone, late at night, in the dark. Then they instantly become very convincing…
UFO Caught On Camera, That’s Impossible To See With The Naked Eye
UFO Sighting Chelmsford, England June 6, 2012
UFO Sighting York, England March 26, 2012
UFO Hidden in storm cloud?
UFO Sightings Filmed by NASA
Alien Caught on Film
So how scared are you of aliens? If one landed in your backyard, would you immediately run to the basement to grab five frag grenades, a shotgun and a rocket launcher, or would you just play it cool and ask the aliens for a ride in the UFO? Be sure to let us know in the comment section.
Megalodon is arguably the most insane thing that has ever lived – it had all the underpants staining features of the normal great white shark, except that it made the later look like a Nemo plush toy in comparison. With over 20 meters (60 ft) in length, Megalodon wasn’t just 4 times the size of a great white – it was also the largest predator to ever swim the open seas, period!
The great white shark actually looks kinda cute compared to it’s prehistoric ancestor
This mega shark was the absolute apex predator during the Miocene and Pliocene epoch – as it ruled the seas for more then 16 million years. It was the perfect killing machine: built for speed, stealth and armed with teeth the size of a hubcap. In short, this magnificent bastard was basically what the other prehistoric nightmare creatures had nightmares about.
If you can look past the terrible haircut, you will notice the HUGE freaking tooth!
We already mentioned Megalodon in our article “Giant Extinct Versions of Modern Animals“, but it seems people want to know more about this ancient monster shark. The question that was on most people’s mind was: “Is there any prove of Megalodon still being alive today?”
Measuring 11 feet wide and 9 feet tall, this is the largest Megalodon jaw ever assembled.
Could Megalodon still be alive?
As with most unbelievable things we want to be true – like an ATM machine that gives away free money, there is no concrete evidence that such a thing actually exists. Common believe among the scientific community is that Megalodon went extinct around 1,5 million years ago. However, there is also a group of scientists who believe Megalodon could actually be alive and well today – lurking somewhere in the depths of our unexplored ocean.
What could have done this?
This believe is fueled by the fact that the ocean is quite a good place to hide in when you consider that 95% of it still remains unexplored. New creatures are being discovered all the time – including some that were believed to have gone extinct millions of years ago. These aren’t small creatures that are easily overlooked either. In many cases we are talking about true-to-life giant sea monsters, which, for a long time, were believed to be myths as well. Below we have rounded up some of these mysthical creatures, which turned out to actually exist.
The Giant Oarfish
The Giant Oarfish, are among the largest fish in the ocean, with some that can grow to up to 15 meters (50 ft) long! Because of its colossal size, many believe sea serpent folklore and stories of mythological sea creatures originate with this enormous fish.
Tales of giant squid have been common among mariners since ancient times, and may have led to the Norse legend of the kraken, a tentacled sea monster as large as an island capable of engulfing and sinking any ship.
Nobody took the exsistence of this legendary sea monster seriously – that was until a schoolbus-sized squid was actually caught on film in 2002.
The Megamouth Shark
The Megamouth shark, is a hulking 6 meter (18 ft) long shark that wasn’t discovered untill just 1976 when one became entangled in the boat anchor of a United States Navy Ship, 25 miles off the coast from Kāneʻohe, Hawaii. Examination showed it to be an entirely unknown type of shark, making it one of the most sensational discoveries in 20th-century ichthyology
The Frilled Shark
The bizarre looking Frilled Shark, which we only knew about from fossils and was believed to gone extinct millions of years ago, until one was caught on camera in 2007 being very alive.
Coelecanth: The World’s Oldest Known Fish
While not exactly a frightening sea monster, the coelacanth is still a good example of how a species can remain hidden for such a long time. Considered a ”living fossil”, this is the oldest species of fish in the world. They were thought to have gone extinct at the end of the cretaceous period over 65 million years ago, and fossils of the coelacanth have been found that date back over 350 million years.
But againt all odds, a team of divers off the coast of South Africa came face to face with a living Coelacanth.
Even if there is no hard evidence to suggest that Megalodon still exists – these, relatively newly discovered, sea monsters do prove that large animals can survive undetected over a very long period of time. So why couldn’t Megalodon do the same?
If the monster shark did indeed survive then finding enough food to support it’s massive size would be a challenging task. Therefore, the depths of the ocean would be the most logical hiding place. See, things can get freakishly large in the deeper parts of the ocean ( Deep-sea gigantism). Giant squids, tube worms, and sperm whales would make an excellent meal for a shark this enormous. If Megalodon would indeed be alive today, then this would also explain why no one has ever seen a corpse of this monstershark – the dead body of a shark does not float, it immediately sinks to the bottom and quickly decomposes. If they really do live in such deep waters then this means it will be very hard to prove the Megalodon’s existance. Someone would need to catch it on camera – deepdown in its natural habitiat, pretty much like what happened with the Giant Squid.
In 1918, Australian marine biologist David Stead recorded events when local fisherman refused to go back out to sea after witnessing an incredibly large creature. These were experienced sailors, well familiar with whales and large sharks, but whatever they witnessed, frightened them so much that they refused to work any longer. Stead said:
The fishermen described it as between 35 and 90 meters long and pure white in color.
That seems unbelievable though, even for a Megalodon. Could a shark really grow to that size? Were these men exaggerating, or were they just confused? If it wasn’t a Megalodon that frightened them so much, then what else could it have been?
The Bloop is the name given to an unidentified and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997. The sound, traced to somewhere around a remote point in the south Pacific Ocean, was detected several times. According to the NOAA description, it “rises rapidly in frequency over about one minute and was of sufficient amplitude to be heard on multiple sensors, at a range of over 5,000 km. Scientists believe that the sound is the most likely to come from some sort of animal, because its signature is a rapid variation in frequency similar to that of sounds known to be made by marine beasts.
This is where it gets creepy though… Bloop was detected by sensors up to 4800 kilometres apart, meaning the sound was far louder than any whale noise. This baffled scientists, who are still wondering if there could be a creature hiding somewhere in the ocean that is several times larger then a Blue Whale. If so, then maybe the fisherman, David Stead encountered, weren’ t exaggerating when they described a creature of between 35 and 90 meters long.
Could this be the origin of the Bloop sound?
The Black Demon of Cortez
In the last few years there have been many reported sightings to suggest a Megalodon may be terrorizing the Sea of Cortez, just south of the California border. The locals refer to this giant sea monster as the “Black Demon. It is said to be around 60ft long, dark and with a huge tail that whips to the surface before diving away quickly.
There have been so many sightings of this mysterious sea creature that Monster-Quest decided to investigate. The team went out to to the Sea of Cortez in search of this animal, but like with every other episode, they didn’t find anything. I am starting to think “Monsters” in general are kinda camera shy. Still, even though Monster Quest didn’t find anything, the Sea of Cortez would make the perfect hiding spot for a giant prehistoric shark. It is home to some extremely large sea creatures that would make a great food supply for a shark that size, and it’s deepest portions can drop down to 12,000 feet.
Could Megalodon still be out there somewhere, waiting to make its existence known in a spectacular and no doubt horrifying way, could the mysterious “Bloop” be linked to a living Megalodon, or was the sound something totally different, and are people mistaking creatures such as the Whale shark for a Megalodon? I am afraid we will never have a clear answer untill one gets caught on film – like with the other sea creatures that were also considered to be mere myths untill not so long ago. What we do know for sure is that a discovered tooth of this mytical monster alone is enough to provide countless generations with their share of, straight-to-video, Monster Movies!
Finally, I would like to leave you this giant shark caught on film in Japan. Could it be a Megalodon? You decide, but it definitely looks huge!
Overview of all the weird things that happened in 2012, which some say are a precursor to the Mayan’s doomsday prediction
According to the Mayan calendar, 21 December will mark the end of the world as we know it, effectively making 2012 the worst Christmas ever! Now just to be clear, I don’t believe in these doomsayer scenarios and like to consider myself as a “glass-is-half-full” type of person.
Also if the Mayans were so smart to predict the end of the world, 5,000 years in advance to the exact day, then why the hell aren’t they around anymore inventing stuff like Facebook and the iPhone? That being said, there is no denying that some very bizarre things have happened in 2012.
Located 25 miles from Denver on a plot of land encompassing 53 square miles, sits the second largest- and the most bizarre airport in the world, the Denver Airport. For years this airport has been fertile ground for some pretty wild conspiracy theories that involve the Masons, alien lizard people, the end of the world, an underground bunker twice the size of Manhattan – and the rise of a New World Order. Now as mental as this all may sound, this conspiracy is actually scarily believable.
Welcome to Denver Airport
We will get to all that in a bit, but let’s start with the first thing you will notice when you visit the Denver Airport… It’s something that no other airport in the world has – or wants for that matter. In fact I would put it right on top of my list of most pants-crappingly-horrifying statues ever build. It’s a 34 foot statue of an apocalyptic war-horse called El Mesteno, and its demonic glowing eyes are the very first thing greeting you when you step out of the airport building.
Somehow the powers that be figured a hellhorse from the underworld wasn’t frightening enough. That’s why it got a companion in the form of this gigantous Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead. If you ever visit the airport then it’s probably best not to stare at this statue directly as it will no doubt steal your soul…
Hidden in plain sight
Once inside, the most bizarre thing you will notice about the Denver International Airport (DIA) is not just the fact that it’s filled with very freaky occultic symbols, it’s that they are so undeniably present wherever you look. Instead of trying to hide them, or be clever about it, these works of darkness are on bold display, daring you to figure them out. There is no question that these symbols do indeed tell a precautionary tale. A story about the end of the world as we know it and an evil, tragic holocaust.
Notice the Masonic logo sitting right above the ‘New World Airport commission’.
The satanic nature of the Masons is well-known, and we shall not go into that here. (if you would like to learn about Freemasonry, then click here.) But what I would like to call your attention to is what is written right under the Masons logo. It reads “New World Airport Commission.” Not only does it sound like a name created by conspiracy theorists who are seriously lacking in creativity, the ‘New World Airport Commission’ also doesn’t seem to exist anywhere, except where it is written here on the capstone. Therefore some assume that this capstone is actually a nod to the “New World Order”. The N.W.O is a secretive power elite with a global agenda to eventually rule the world through a single world government. What makes them extra evil is the fact that they plan on carrying out this diabolical plan by drastically reducing the human population to around 2 billion by staging a global genocide of the human race.
Bizarre Mural Paintings
Now, this is where it gets freaky, and I mean like Michael Jackson’s painting collection freaky… A long, long trail of mothers holding dead babies in their arms, many more lying dead on the ground, as a gas-mask wearing, evil warlord holds a huge sword and a machine gun, thrusting the sword into the belly of the white dove of peace. Notice that the evil warlord doing the killing is a military soldier, where the gas-mask refers to the use of some kind of biological weapon.
Not exactly the thing you would want to look at when you’re returning from vacation
At a glance, AU AG would logically be the symbols for gold and silver. But these symbols can get a very twisted meaning if you consider that one of the founders of the airport also discovered a new, deadly strain of hepatitis known as Australia Antigen, or AUAG for short. It is said that AUAG could be a potent biological weapon. The creepiest part is that this symbol rests on the ground directly in front of the biological warfare mural…
What would be the message here other than a warning of a coming holocaust of unimaginable proportion. In any event, why are these images used if not to send a message of some kind? The mural clearly is telling the viewer a story of some kind, and it is absolutely one of deeply disturbed horror.
Children buried in coffins underneath, while on top above ground a solar fire storm rages. Do the flames make a reference to the sun burning up the earth as in the Mayan 2012 calendar predictions, or a reference to the devastation caused by nuclear bombs exploding?
This panel shows all the races of the world, perhaps those who have lived the horrific bloodshed depicted in the first two panels, worshipping what looks like a Hindu god of some kind. Everything is very New Age and multicultural, like a New World Order where one is all and all are one.
What lies below the airfield?
The airport was built in 1995 on 34,000 acres (53 square miles) in spite of the fact that Denver already had a fully functioning airport. In fact the new airport has less gates and less runways than Stapleton did and no technological advancements to justify its construction. All it does have is a lot more acreage. More acreage than an airport that size could possibly need. This is where the conspiracies began and the likes of pro Bad Ass Jesse Ventura started to investigate as you can see in the video below.
The initial cost of this new airport was to be 1.7 billion dollars but by the time they were done, it cost about $4.8 billion which is obviously extremely over budget. The contracting team must have been similair in size to the team who build the Death Star and was privately funded. What is extra bizarre, is that nobody knows by whom and why it was so extremely overbudget. Some believe that the large amount of unoccupied space that the airport is built upon and the extra money spend is linked to what lies beneath… namely, a huge underground military bunker, which would reportedly be used to house people of importance and as a civilian detainment camp. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Well, then wait till you read some of the facts below.
Bizarre Facts about the Denver Airport Construction:
Even though the area is basically flat, the expense and time was taken to extensively lower some areas and raise others. They moved 110 million cubic yards of earth around. This is about a 3rd of the amount of earth they moved when they dug out the Panama Canal.
The entire roof of DIA is made of 15 acres of Teflon-coated, woven fiber glass. The place looks like a bizarre scene out of “Dune”, composed of huge, spiked tent-like structures. The material reflects 90% of the sunlight and doesn’t conduct heat. So you can’t see into the place with radar or see heat signatures.
President Obama was in Denver Sept 27th last year when Comet Elenin passed by the earth, “barely missing” us by 22 million miles. Some say, that if the comet would have struck earth, it’s back to the stone-age for us. Nonetheless, their was a chance that it could have hit and President Obama was conveniently ushered to Denver… which, in my opinion, adds more to the existence of not only a military bunker, but also the largest, most advanced bunker in the US – as the President wouldn’t go to some half-ass bunker if there was a threat of complete world destruction. Just sayin…
The roof of DIA is made of 15 acres of Teflon-coated, woven fiber glass, which makes it impossible to see inside the place with radar.
The Denver Airport Conspiracy is just something so big, that it’s hard to wrap your brain around it and take it seriously.
If there is a secret organisation of filthy rich, lizard people plotting to rule the world then why would they ridicule themselves by leaving such obvious clues in one of the bussiest places on earth? It pretty much defeats the purpose of being secret. However, anyone who has ever visited the airport knows it’s a few fries short of a happy meal and if there is such a thing as a giant super secret bunker then the Denver Airsport would be where Dr. Evil would build it.
Also, if you ever visited Denver airport yourself and noticed something was off then please share your experience by dropping a comment below.
We have all grown up with stories about the Werewolf. From Little Red Riding Hood, to horror movies that made you look under your bed before going to sleep. The idea of a person transforming into a ferocious monster during a full moon has fascinated us for centuries. However, have you ever considered that these, seemingly far-fetched, stories could actually hold some truth to them?
Truth or myth, here are some interesting and bizarre documented Werewolf cases that might just creep you out. On a side note, I can’t be hold responsible for the loss of sleep after reading this, so you have been warned! Still here? Well then… let’s get started shall we!
The History of the Werewolf
Tsss… forget doping, in 400 B.C there were things far worse to worry about if you entered the Olympics…
The first interesting fact about Werewolves is that we can trace them back to Turkish cave paintings as far as 8,000 B.C. and even written, documented cases exist from as early as 2, 000 B.C. In that era, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and epic poem and one of the earliest forms of literary fiction, was penned and included several references to werewolves. Many centuries later, around 400 B.C., we find recorded Grecian stories of Damarchus, an Arcadian werewolf who changed back to a man after nine years and was reported to have won a boxing medal at the Greek Olympics.
In 1020 A.D. we find our first record of the word “werewolf”. It is at this point in time that the legend begins to take off. In 1101, Prince Vseslav of Polotsk, the most powerful ruler of the Ukrain city Polotsk, died and was rumored to be a werewolf. A century later, Volsungasaga, probably the most important saga of the Fornaldar Sagas, or epic poems, included references to the hero Sigmund and his son Sinfjötli who wore cursed to turn transform into wolves during a full moon. By the early 1400’s we begin to see references to women being trialed for “riding wolves” and in the 1500’s there are many recorded instances of men being executed for being werewolves. Astonishingly, from 1520 to 1630, there are over 30,000 werewolf trials recorded in France alone. During that same era, Weyer’s, De praestigus daemonum was published which rationalized werewolfism as a demonification of mental illness (a theory later supported by the infamous 1975 Surawicz and Banta research paper).
You came to the wrong neighborhood…motherfucker!
“It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I’m all out of gum” ~ Duke Nukem
According to old records, the German city of Greifswald became overrun with werewolves in the year 1640. The population of these beasts grew so large that any human who ventured out after dark was in danger of becoming a late night snack. They were especially present in Rokover Street and from there they attacked anyone who appeared outside of their houses after eight o’clock in the evening.
At that time there were a lot of students in Greifswald who had enough of staying inside after freaking eight o’clock and miss out on happy hour at the local pub. Therefore They banded together one night and set forth to haul some Werewolf butt-cheeks. Although the students put up a good fight, the powerful werewolves prove to be too much for them. However one of the more genius students suggested that they gather all their silver buttons, goblets, and other stuff they had inherited and melt them down into silver bullets. Invigorated and reinforced with a badass arsenal of holy weaponry, the gun-ho students set out once again to challenge the dominance of the werewolves and this time they successfully slaughtered the creatures and rid Greifswald of the Werewolves.
During the spring of the year 1603 terror spread through the St. Sever districts of Gascony, France. A number of young children had begun to mysteriously disappear off the fields and roads, and none of them were ever discovered. Soon after a 13 year-old girl named Marguerite Poirier swore that she had been attacked by a savage beast, much resembling a wolf. The girl stated that one midday whilst she was watching cattle, a wild furry beast, not unlike a huge dog, rushed from the corn and tore her kirtle with its sharp teeth. She only managed to save herself from being bitten thanks to the fact she was armed with an iron pointed staff with which she smacked the creature with. Moreover a lad of thirteen or fourteen years-old, Jean Grenier, was boasting that it was he who attacked Marguerite, as a wolf, and if it wasn’t for her stick, he would have torn her limb from limb as he had already eaten three or four children.
Jean added that a man named Pierre Labourat had given him a wolf pelt, and that when he wore it, he hunted the woods and fields as a wolf. He lusted for the flesh of small children, which was plumb and tender. He often killed dogs but said that dogs were not as tasty as the meat of young boys, from whose thighs he would bite great chunks of fat. As you can imagine Jean got arrested soon after and during his trial all his confessions turned out to be true. He had attacked the child of Jean Roullier, but the boy’s elder brother chased Jean away with a pitchfork. Young Roulier was called as a witness and remembered the exact place, hour, and day when a wolf had flown out from a thicket at his little brother, and he had driven the animal off with his weapon.
Jean was convicted of some of the most hideous murders in history but because of his young age was not sentenced to death himself. Instead he was taken to the friary of St. Michael the Archangel were he was to spend the rest of his days. He was warned that any attempts to escape would be punished by the gallows. Pierre de Lancre, visited the Jean Grenier in the year of 1610, and found that he had become a lean lad, with small deep black eyes that glared fiercely. He had long sharp teeth, some of which were white like fangs, whilst his hands were almost like claws with horrid crooked nails. He loved to howl at the wolves and often fell on all fours as he moved with extraordinary agility and seemingly with greater ease than when he walked upright as a man.
The Bray Road Beast
Wish you were here! Love, the Bray Road Beast
The state of Wisconsin is no stranger to werewolf sightings and encounters. There had already been encounters with what some believed were werewolves in Wisconsin in 1936, 1964 and 1972 respectively, but there had been nothing like the reports that came out of the area near Delavan, starting in 1989 and what was later known as the Bray Road Beast.
The first werewolf sighting to go public occurred on October 31, 1999. A young woman named Doristine Gipson, from nearby Elkhorn, was driving along Bray Road near Delavan. As she neared the intersection of Hospital Road, she leaned over to change the station on her radio when she felt her right front tire jump off the ground as if she had hit something. Just like in the Horror movies, she stopped the car and got out to see what it was. Finding nothing on the roadway behind her car, she began to look around. As she peered into the darkness, she suddenly saw a dark, hairy figure rushing toward her. She did not see what it was, but she did see the figure was quite bulky, pretty much like a person who works out constantly. She jumped in the car and drove like a bat out of hell. She later told a neighbor about the bizarre encounter the next day and as the word spread, more local people began to step forward with their own encounters with the beast, dating back to 1989. A news article was published to encourage locals in helping to find the mysterious creature. This resulted in many eye-witness reports which all saw a wolf like creature, with strange hind legs and a bulky chest. However when the large media outlets picked up the story the story also began to suffer from practical jokes and laughter. Werewolf signs were planted and people started organizing werewolf parties. Some were trying to cash in on this bizarre event by selling Monster t-shirts and tourists cruised up and down Bray Road, hoping for a glimpse of the creature. As time went by though, the excitement decreased and the temper of the community began to wear thin. Despite all of the jokes and humor, there was still an undercurrent of fear hanging in the air. Something was going on out in the vicinity of Bray Road and soon people began to whisper about other things as well.
Just the summer before the wolf creature had been reported, a dozen or so animals had been dumped in a ditch along nearby Willow Road. John Frederickson, the human officer from Delavan, stated that he believed several of the animals had been used in cult rituals. Some of the animals had ropes tied around their back legs and their throats were slit, some were decapitated and others were dismembered in various ways. The most recently killed animals was a dog that had its chest cavity split open and its heart removed. Several of the animals matched descriptions of recently missing pets and they certainly had not been killed by passing cars. Around this same time, there were also reports of occult graffiti being found in an abandoned house and at the local cemetery, where graves markers were also found to be covered with candle wax. The abandoned house was located just a quarter-mile off Bray Road. This led many to ponder whether the satanic activity and the Bray Road Beast were in some way connected.
With the media picking these events up it soon turned quiet. There were no more sightings of the beast and as time passed, the investigation into the case has grown cold. Only time will tell if we will ever know what happened in southeastern Wisconsin between 1989 and 1992 as the mystery still remains unsolved.
Werewolf of Chalons
One of the worst-ever lycanthropes was the Werewolf of Chalons, otherwise known as the Demon Tailor. He was arraigned in Paris on 14 December 1598 on murder charges which were so appalling that the court ordered all documents of the hearing to be destroyed. Even his real name has become lost in history.
Burnt to death for his crimes, he was believed to decoy children of both sexes into his shop, and having abused them he would slice their throats and then powder and dress their bodies, jointing them as a butcher cuts up meat. In the twilight, under the shape of a wolf, he roamed the woods to leap out on stray passers-by and tear their throats to shreds. Barrels of bleached bones were found concealed in his cellars as well as other foul and hideous things. He died (it was said) unrepentant and blaspheming. ——————————————————————————–
Michel Verdun, Werewolf of Poligny
In 1521, Jean Boin, Inquisitor of Besancon, tried Philibert Montot, Pierre Bourgot, and Michel Verdun for having made a pact with the devil and for lycanthropy. These men became known as the werewolves of Poligny.
These men came under suspicion when a traveler passing through the area was attacked by a wolf. While defending himself, he was able to wound the animal, forcing it to retreat. Following the trail of the injured creature, the man came upon a hut where he found a local resident, Michel Verdun, under the care of his wife, who was washing a wound on his body. Believing Verdun’s injury to be a sympathetic wound, the man notified the authorities. Arrested and tortured, Verdun admitted that he was a shape-shifter. He also revealed the names of his two werewolf accomplices, as well as confessing to hideous crimes: diabolism, murder, and eating human flesh. The three men were promptly executed. ——————————————————————————–
The Wolves of Paris
The Wolves of Paris were a man-eating wolf pack that killed forty people in Paris in 1450. The animals entered the city during the winter through breaches in its walls. A wolf without a tail named Courtaud, or “Bobtail”, was the leader of the pack. Reports of the animal being reddish in color may be indicative of an Iberian Wolf, perhaps having migrated from the Pyrenees. Eventually, the wolves were killed when Parisians, furious at the deaths, lured Courtaud and his pack into the heart of the city. There the Parisians stoned and speared the wolves to death in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral. People were convinced this was no ordinary wolf attack as the wolves seemed to show a higher level of intelligence, hence why they managed to kill 40 freaking people. ——————————————————————————–
Gilles Garnier, a seriously disturbed psycho killer- or was he really under the influence of the Werewolf curse?
Gilles Garnier was a cannibalistic serial murderer who was burned at the stake in 1571 after being convicted of being a Werewolf. The Werewolf of Dole, Gilles Garnier was a reclusive hermit living outside the town of Dole in France. He had recently been married and moved his new wife out to his isolated home. Being unaccustomed to feeding more than just himself he found it difficult to provide for his wife causing discontent between them. During this period several children went missing or were found dead and the authorities issued an edict encouraging and allowing the people to apprehend and kill the werewolf responsible. One evening a group of workers traveling from a neighboring town came upon what they thought in the dim light to be a wolf but what some recognized as the hermit with the body of a dead child. Soon after Gilles Garnier was arrested.
According to his testimony at trial, while Garnier was in the forest hunting one night trying to find food for himself and his wife, a ghost appeared to him offering to ease his troubles. It gave him a magic ointment that would allow him to change into the form of a wolf, making it easier to hunt. Garnier confessed to have stalked and murdered at least four children between the ages of 9 and 12. In October 1572, his first victim was a 10-year-old girl whom he dragged into a vineyard outside of Dole. He strangled her, removed her clothes, and ate the flesh from her thighs and arms. When he had finished he removed some flesh and took it home to his wife. Weeks later Garnier savagely attacked another girl, biting and clawing her, but was interrupted by passersby and fled. The girl succumbed to her injuries a few days later. In November, Garnier killed a 10-year-old boy, again cannibalizing him by eating from his thighs and belly and tearing off a leg to save for later. Finally, he strangled another boy but was interrupted for the second time by a group of people passing by. He had to abandon his prey before he could eat from it.
Brace yourself for some of the world's biggest unsolved mysteries!
Sometimes it is hard to believe that unsolved mysteries still exist in this day and age. In the last century, humankind has made extraordinary technical advancements. We have walked on the Moon, uncovered the building blocks of life itself, DNA, ventured deeper into the oceans than ever before and invented the self-strirring coffee mug!
However, even with our amazing progress as a species there are still mysteries out there to which the solution eludes us.
Here you will find some of the most puzzling unsolved mysteries in recorded history. Mysteries such as:
#1. The Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich Manuscript, one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world. Source
The Voynich Manuscript is a manuscript written in the Middle Ages in an unknown language using an unknown alphabet system. Attempts have been made to interpret the document for over 100 years, but there hasn’t been a single breakthrough yet. The Book includes illustrations of plants (with some of them being unknown to modern bottanists) and astronimocal information. It is possible that the book is the work of an alchemist who used codes to keep his discoveries a secret but, untill the book is decoded, no one knows for certain.
Like its contents, the history of ownership of the Voynich manuscript is yet another unsolved mystery. The codex belonged to Emperor Rudolph II of Germany, who purchased it for 600 gold ducats and believed that it was the work of Roger Bacon. It is very likely that Emperor Rudolph acquired the manuscript from the English astrologer John Dee (1527-1608). Dee apparently owned the manuscript along with a number of other Roger Bacon manuscripts. In addition, Dee stated that he had 630 ducats in October 1586, and his son noted that Dee, while in Bohemia, owned “a booke…containing nothing butt Hieroglyphicks, which booke his father bestowed much time upon: but I could not heare that hee could make it out.” Emperor Rudolph seems to have given the manuscript to Jacobus Horcicky de Tepenecz (d. 1622), an exchange based on the inscription visible only with ultraviolet light on folio 1r which reads: “Jacobi de Tepenecz.” Johannes Marcus Marci of Cronland presented the book to Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680) in 1666. In 1912, Wilfred M. Voynich purchased the manuscript from the Jesuit College at Frascati near Rome. In 1969, the codex was given to the Beinecke Library by H. P. Kraus, who had purchased it from the estate of Ethel Voynich, Wilfrid Voynich’s widow.
#2. The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle is still one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world.
The Bermuda Triangle is a large part of ocean in the North Atlantic that has been the source of many plain- and boat disappearances. A number of explanations have been suggested over the years ranging from; time warps, extreme weather to alien abductions. There is substantial evidence to show that many of the disappearances have been exaggerated, but even if those were excluded from the total count, the odds of vanishing into thin air are higher in the Bermuda Triangle then anywhere else.
#3. Saint Germain, the Immortal Count
Was Count St. Germain the real Doctor Who?
Is it possible for a person to live forever? That is what some people are claiming about a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. His origins are still unclear. Some records date his birth to the late 1600s, although some believe that his longevity reaches back to the time of Christ. He has appeared many times throughout history – even as recently as the 1970s – always appearing to be about 45 years old. He was known by many of the most famous figures of European history, including Casanova, Madame de Pampadour, Voltaire, King Louis XV, Catherine the Great, Anton Mesmer, George Washington and others. He has also been linked to a number of occult movements and conspiracy theories.
Who was this mysterious man? Are the stories of his immortality mere legend and folklore? Or is it possible that he really did discover the secret of eternal life?
The date of birth for Saint German is unknown, although most accounts say he was born in the 1690s. A genealogy compiled by Annie Besant for her co-authored book, The Comte De St. Germain: The Secret of Kings, asserts that he was born the son of Francis Racoczi II, Prince of Transylvania in 1690. What we do know for certain is that he was an accomplished alchemist, which means he could turn heaps of metal into pure gold. If that wasn’t a neat enough trick already, the count also claimed to have discovered the secret of eternal life! Between 1740 and 1780 Saint-Germain, who was quite a celebrity in those days, traveled extensively throughout Europe – and in all that time never seemed to age. Those who met him were astonished by his many abilities and peculiarities like:
He spoke 12 languages
He could play the violin like a virtuoso.
He was an accomplished painter.
Wherever he traveled, he set up an elaborate laboratory, presumably for his alchemy work.
He seemed to be a man of great wealth, but was not known to have any bank accounts. (If it was due to his ability to transmute base metals into gold, he never performed the feat for observers.)
He dined often with friends because he enjoyed their company, but was rarely seen to eat food in public. He subsisted, it was said, on a diet of oatmeal.
He prescribed recipes for the removal of facial wrinkles and for dyeing hair.
He loved jewels, and much of his clothing – including his shoes – were studded with them.
He had perfected a technique for painting jewels.
He claimed to be able to fuse several small diamonds into one large one. He also said he could make pearls grow to incredible sizes.
He has been linked to several secret societies, including the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Society of Asiatic Brothers, the Knights of Light, the Illuminati and Order of the Templars.
Officially Saint Germain died in 1784, but of course dying equals having a bad day, when your called the “immortal count”. He would continue to be seen throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century!
In 1785 he was seen in Germany with Anton Mesmer, the pioneer hypnotist. (Some claim that it was Saint-Germain who gave Mesmer the basic ideas for hypnotism and personal magnetism.)
Official records of Freemasonry show that they chose Saint-Germain as their representative for a convention in 1785.
After the taking of the Bastille in the French Revolution in 1789, the Comtesse d’Adhémar said she had a lengthy conversation with Count de Saint-Germain. He allegedly told her of France’s immediate future, as if he knew what was to come. In 1821, she wrote: “I have seen Saint-Germain again, each time to my amazement. I saw him when the queen [Antoinette] was murdered, on the 18th of Brumaire, on the day following the death of the Duke d’Enghien, in January, 1815, and on the eve of the murder of the Duke de Berry.” The last time she saw him was in 1820 – and each time he looked to be a man no older than his mid-40s.
Voltaire, the 18th century philosopher, perhaps best summed up the Count of St. Germain:
this is “a man who never dies, and who knows everything.”
Whether that’s true or not, only history knows.
#4. Jack The Ripper
Jack the Ripper has to be the most famous serial killer of all time. He was the most active in 1888 when he committed his hideous crimes mostly in the poor Whitechapel area of London. His victims were mostly prostitutes and in some cases the bodies were found only minutes after Jack the Ripper left the scene. This was especially creepy considering the Ripper took his time to mutilate and surgically remove organs from its victims.
Probably the biggest reason for the enduring appeal of this bizarre series of prostitute murders is the name Jack the Ripper. The name is easy to explain. It was written at the end of a letter which was forwarded it to the Metropolitan Police on 29 September 1988. The letter began “Dear Boss……” It went on to speak of “I am down on whores and I shant quit ripping them till I do get buckled…”; and went on in similar fashion. The “trade name” of Jack the Ripper was then made public and ignited both the imagination and a nation wide panic among the public. None of the 11 brutal murders were ever solved and to this day, we still don’t know anything about the identity of this mysterious serial killer and how many victims he made.
#5. The Taos Hum
The Taos hum is a low-pitched sound that can be heard in various parts of the world. It is described as sounding like the humming of a refrigerator. Strangely a lot of people hear the sound and it is known to drive some people mad, while others don’t hear a thing. The mysterious sound is also undetectable by microphones or any other electronic equipment, making it extremely hard to pinpoint the source. It is most famous for its occurrence in Taos, New Mexico, the town where this mysterious phenomena got its name from. In 1997, the United States Congress asked scientists and observers to find the source of the sound, but they were unable to do so. There are a lot of theories surrounding the Taos Hum. Some say it has to do with the thin earth crust in Taos, while others are convinced it has to do with an alien UFO that crashed eons ago and is now buried deep underground. Whatever the case may be, it sure must suck to get a good night sleep in Taos!
#6. The Shroud Of Turin
The Shroud of Turin is allegedly the burial shroud of Jesus Christ, which bears the image of a crucified man. Despite many scientific investigations, no explenation excists on how the image could have been imprented on the cloth. No attempts to replicate the image have been succesful. Tests date the fabric back to the Middle Ages, but it’s existence has been known since at least the 4th century, and pollen and weave testing put in the time of Jesus.
#7. The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich
20-year old pilot, Frederick Valentich, was attempting to rack up flying time for his commercial license, flying his single engine Cessna 182 to King Island some 130 miles south of Melbourne Australia. He failed to touch down at the King Field airstrip on schedule. At 1906 his last radio transmission was received by Melbourne Flight Service Control on Saturday, October 21, which makes this disappearance unique in the annals of aviation history.
Just before his voice was abruptly cut off after making contact with Melbourne flight controllers, Valentich reported he could see four bright green lights- 1,000 feet above his position: “It is approaching from due east toward me, it seems to be playing some sort of game, flying at a speed I find impossible to estimate” And then: “It is not aircraft, it is…” Finally a long silence, broken when communication was initiated by ground control asking for an identification of the object in question. The young pilot’s answer: “It’s not an aircraft…” and the contact was lost…permanently.
An intensive land, sea and air search was begun by the Australian Navy and Air Force, centered on Bass Strait, 130 miles south of Melbourne and 25miles north of King Island, the point of Valentich’s last radio contact. But the search failed to turn out any trace of the pilot or his aircraft. It was determined that weather conditions at the time of disappearance were ideal, with almost unlimited visibility and a mild breeze. The pilot’s father Guido Valentich strongly believed his son was still alive—that he was being held by someone from another world. More importantly, the elder Valentich said his son had been interested in UFOs for many years and even reported sighting one about 10 months before. There were numerous other witnesses who called police that same night claiming to have seen a UFO on Saturday night. According to a Royal Australian Air Force spokesman, about 10 reports of UFO sightings were logged during the same weekend of the disappearance.
This picture was taken on the day of Valantich’s disappearance and to this day, has not been explained.
This whole mystery got an even more bizarre twist years later. According to the testimony of a number of witnesses, a young man who identified himself as Frederick Valentich, the Australian pilot who mysteriously disappeared in 1978 was alive and well in 1990 at Plaza del Charco, a resort on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Displaying an Australian passport to prove his claim, Valentich told those with whom he spoke on several occasions that he now belonged to a group of humans who had been “recruited” by extraterrestrials. It is also worth noting that the supposed Valentich showed no signs of aging, and resembled the photos circulated around the time of his disappearance at the age of 20. Pretty bizarre huh? I am also very curious what Valantich was doing there at this resort. Did the aliens give him a few days off?
This mysterious underwater ‘Crop Circle” off the coast of Japan puzzled divers who happened to come across them, and for good reason. Less than five percent of the world’s oceans have been explored according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, so if there really are more things between heaven and earth, it’ll probably come from the ocean. What kind of mysterious forces are at work here? Keep reading to find out! [Continue Reading…]
Unless you’re Scooby-Doo, you will probably want to avoid these scary, haunted places!
If you ever walked through a cemetery at midnight (yes I know, who does that?!) – then you might have felt a feeling of fear and unease. Your common sense tells you that there is nothing to be scared of, yet deep inside, you almost expect a skeleton to emerge from the grave, grab you by the ankles- and drag you down into the underworld.
It’s just one of those things. People are intrigued by death (who doesn’t like a good Horror movie), but we are also programmed to run away from it. That is why the idea of being surrounded by corpses will give most people a chill down their spine and why most of us never took that midnight stroll down the cemetery. It doesn’t matter if you believe in ghosts or not, there are just certain places where none of us would want to get stranded after dark. These places bare a dark legacy of the horrible events that took place there. Here we have devised a list of some of the most scary haunted places on Earth. If you ever plan on visiting any of them, we’ll just wait in the car…
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1. Hunedoara (Hunyad) Castle – Transylvania
Some say Hunedoara is the most frightening castle in Europe. Not just now, but also before the legend of Vlad the Impaler was born. Most castles in the area were destroyed, not Castle Hunedoara though. Invaders through history never came near it.
Some believe this is because of the castle imposing size, but others believe there was a dark presence emanating from the castle, an evil that nobody wanted to come face to face with. This is the reason why Hunyad castle is still in such a good shape. With good shape, I mean relatively speaking as the castle is long due for a renovation. Renovations did start, but none were ever finished. The last workgroup to try, packed up and ran like screaming schoolgirls after seeing bloodstains appear which couldn’t be removed…
Even without lightning striking in the background- it looks damn creepy!
Over 13 storeys high, Hunedorea Castle is not just an intimidating construction, it’s also a place were some very disturbing events took place. When entering the castle yard you will immediately notice a well that is over 30 meter deep. According to the legend, this fountain was dug by twelve Turkish prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise and chopped of their heads instead. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means “you have water, but no soul”.
It is also the place were the legendary warlord Vladimir the Impaler learned his sadistic hobby. Thousands of people were impaled in the castle and after being imprisoned by János Hunyadi, the crazed warlord couldn’t stop his sadistic urge, as he started impaling the rats in his prison cell instead. Yes Vladimir was pure evil incarnated and by drinking the blood of his victims he sought to harness the power of the devil itself. Did that work out for him? Some believe so…
Only the prince of darkness could sleep in a bed like this…
When you think about how short Vlad the Impaler must have been to fit through the doors, he seems less scary.
The Legend of Dracula
The superstitious people of Transylvania strongly believe in supernatural creatures they call “Strigoi”. Strigoi are the troubled souls of the dead rising from the grave. They can be living people with certain magical properties. Some of these properties include: the ability to transform into an animal, invisibility, and the ability to drain the vitality of victims via blood loss.
The residents of Transylvania are known to take extra good care of their weakening relatives. They would never put demented granny into a nursery home. Why? Because they are convinced that if they do- and granny doesn’t like the food or you didn’t visit as much as she wanted, she will be coming back from the grave as a Vampire or a freaking Werewolf to chew your face off. For most of us that seems a little far-fetched, but for them it’s so serious that it’s an accepted tradition to visit the cemetery and drive a stake through your deceased relatives as a preventive. The goal is to drive the nail all the way through the coffin into the ground as according to legend, the corpse has to be nailed in the earth to lift the curse.
Not everyone is susceptible to turning into a Strigori but mythology states; a person who lived a life of sin is cursed to wander the earth as an undead creature of the night. Of course that would make Vladimir a pretty good candidate. As you can imagine, people have tried to stake him before he could return from the dead. Problem however was that his grave was empty, except for some animal bones. His body has never been discovered…
Some say that Strigoi always return to the place where they have their best memories -and taking into account his bizarre pleasure from impaling people, they are convinced that Hunyad Castle is now the home of Dracul’s spirit. Mediums say there is an extremely powerful evil presence that resides here and which has manifested itself in every nook and cranny of the Castle. Numerous exorcist rituals have taken place here- but the dark powers of the castle are too strong to banish- or even do battle with, according to Gypsy witches who took place in these rituals. Yup… definitely a place, I don’t want to spend the night.
2. Trees of the Sea – suicide forest
The Blair Witch Project Forest is like Disneyland compared to this place…
Aokigahara, also known as the Trees of the Sea is a 35-square-kilometre forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The density of the trees is so intense that you can wander in pitch black darkness during the day. Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees and an absence of wildlife, the forest is also known for being extremely quiet. That’s it? I can hear you thinking. Just a dark forest were you can hear a pin drop? Give me my iPod and a flashlight and it doesn’t sound that bad. But wait there is more…
The forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology and is the second most popular place for suicides in the world (right after the Golden Gate Bridge). Almost 100 people a year wander in the forest never to return again. If you ever plan on visiting, then don’t be surprised to run into a few as Japanese authorities have a hard time finding and removing all those bodies. For years the corpses just stayed there and rotted away, meaning the forest is scattered with human skulls and bones. Nowadays they do a yearly sweep through the forest and in 2010 they again discovered 54 bodies. You can see some of them here. WARNING, not ment for children!!
Skulls of course…
The suicide plague has gotten so bad that the officials even put out signs throughout the park displaying discouraging messages like: “Life is precious! Please think about it!” or “Is she really worth it?”
Commit suicide here – and bears will poop on your grave!
It is said that this macabre suicidal trend started after Seicho Matsumoto published his novel Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) where two of his characters commit suicide there. However Japanese spiritualists also believe that the suicides committed in the forest have generated paranormal activity in Aokigahara that prevents many who enter from escaping the forest’s depths.
Complicating matters further is compasses going apeshit by high concentrations of magnetic iron in the area’s volcanic soil! Unless this forest has a pot of Leprechaun gold and I have GPS coordinates, I wouldn’t go near this place!
3. Abandoned Takakanonuma Amusement Park – Japan
What makes this abandoned amusement park so frightening is the amount of mystery that surrounds it. It’s literally surrounded in a thick cloud of mist that swallows the park entirely, making it the ideal location for anyone with a Halloween mask to scare the living crap out of anyone foolish enough to set foot in that place.
If you ever want to visit this place, I’ll just wait in the car…
Disney Land meets Silent Hill in this twisted place
Built in 1973, the park’s first attempt at bringing fun family entertainment lasted only two years. While never officially confirmed, it was rumoured to be closed due to a number of mysterious death’s inside the park. Perhaps the park was repaired, or maybe it was long enough for people to forget the bizarre freak accidents, but the park reopened in 1986. This time it only stayed open for a single year, again mysterious death’s were rumoured to be the cause.
Today, the sprawling hills and trees of the surrounding forests seem to have taken over the park, and its grounds are littered with the remnants of a failed run as a theme park. Roller coasters are still in place and their tracks sweep through the evergreens, but no one has been here for over a decade. Although adventurous travellers or Horror movie directors- may be tempted to seek out this Disney Land from hell, the recent nuclear meltdown at Fukushima keeps a prohibitive level of radiation in the area.
Of course the lethal freak accidents are just rumours, but think about what that park must have cost? There has to be a pretty damn good reason to just pack up and leave it totally abandoned like that, right? What’s also very creepy is that there is no official information about the place… at all. It’s not on any map…almost like it never existed. A whole amusement park vanishing, without David Copperfiel around, now that is plenty of reason for concern…
People left in a hurry…
4. “La isla de la Muñecas” or “The Island of Dolls”
If you ever watched “The River”, then you know where they got their inspiration from for the creepy baby tree scene. This bizarre- and frightening place is located within an extensive group of canals, south of Mexico City. That sounds like a beautiful holiday destination right? It’s not… this strange place is actually the opposite of beautiful. The island is totally abandoned and the few people who travelled there descibe it as dark, silent with a feeling of chill.
What doesn’t help this place becoming a popular travel destination is the fact that almost every single tree is decorated with deformed and mutilated dolls. The dolls almost seem evil and I seriously wonder where one would buy such creepy dolls, other than the Michael Jackson estate auction. As you walk the island, it supposedly feels like you are being watched at all times
Sentinal dolls watching your every move…
Scared yet? Well of course creepy toys aren’t enough to make this a candidate for scariest place in the world. You guessed it, the island is supposedly haunted!
Even though the island is totally abandoned, over 50 years ago, a man named Don Julian Santana left his wife and kids and moved there to live the rest of his life alone. When he was living there, the body of a dead little girl came floating up in one of the canals. Don Julian thought he had become haunted by her spirit. He began to collect dolls and decorate the island with them. He would trade vegetables and fruits in exchange for any dolls. The dolls were believed to be used by Don Julian as a shrine for the spirit that haunted him. Over the 50 years that he lived there, he continuously collected dolls and decorated them all over the island, until he died.
Some natives of Mexico believe that Don Julian went crazy. They think that Don Julian would throw the dolls into the canals and save them as if they were real babies. His family said this was not true. They say it was his way of coping with the haunting of the little girl.
In 2001, Don Julian was found dead by his nephew. He found him in the same canal that Don Julian supposedly found the little girl. After his death, tourists have said that they heard dolls whispering as they passed them. People have become so superstitious with this island that they believe you must bring a gift to the island for the dolls in order to ease the spirits.
This was an easy pick for one of the most scary places in the world. If you ever go here- you better pray on a stack of bibles that the guy operating the boat doesn’t leave.
5. The Sedlec Ossuary
The Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic Chapel, located in a small Czech Republic village called Sedlec. This bizarre chapel does not have any ghost stories to help with the scare factor (as far I am aware of). However it makes up for it with some serious creepy interior decorating. The Ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of over 60.000 people, whose bones have been used decorate this entire place.
Four gigantic bell-shaped mounds occupy the corners of the chapel. There’s an enormous chandelier which contains at least one of every bone in the human body. Other works include a large Schwarzenberg coat of arms, and the signature of Rint, also executed in bone, on the wall near the entrance.
That doesn’t look creepy at all…
The place looks so evil one would think there is horrifying story behind it. The truth however is not as scary as you would expect. In 1278, Henry, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery, was sent to the Holy Land. He returned with a small amount of soil and sprinkled it over the Sedlec cemetery. After word spread of this divine act- the cemetery became a desirable burial site throughout Central Europe.
It became so popular in fact that the bodies stacked up and something had to be done about the surplus of skeletons lying around… something bizarre! In 1870, František Rint, a wood-carver, was employed to put the bone heaps into order. The man was obviously brimming with creativity- and this is the macabre end result.
6. The Winchester Mystery House
In San Jose you can find this victorian mansion that has 160-rooms and is constructed pretty much like a maze, filled with mile-long hallways and secret passages. The house was build by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester, who was the son of the manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. Sarah lived a wealthy but extremely cursed life, losing both her daughter and husband to illness. These tragic turn of events made Mrs. Winchester fell into a deep depression from which she never fully recovered. It is said, she ultimately sought help from a spiritualist.
According to some sources, the Boston Medium consulted by Mrs. Winchester explained that her family and her fortune were being haunted by spirits – in fact, by the spirits of American Indians, Civil War soldiers, and others killed by Winchester rifles. Supposedly the untimely deaths of her daughter and husband were caused by these spirits, and it was implied that Mrs. Winchester might be the next victim.
The medium gave her an alternative by building a house to please and accomidate the spirits, and as long as she kept building, her life would not be in danger. The result is Sarah building this real-life version of the Addams Family household.
Remember this is just part#1 of the most scary, haunted places on Earth and more creepiness is soon to follow! If you have any suggestions of places that deserve a spot in the list- then don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know!
The idea that there may be life on Mars has been around for centuries, but the theory got a dubious boost when the NASA Mars Exploration Robot spotted no other than the legendary Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) on the Mars surface! Well, at least the recently released photos of the surface of Mars are showing a human-like figure that has an eerie resemblance to this legendary creature… I guess this explains why nobody has managed to capture Sasquatch in all those years, he went up and joined the space program! Below I have posted the real size picture taken by the NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover, see if you can spot the furry dude yourself!
Sasquatch Spotted on Mars, or is it something else?
Talk about an uninvited guest at the Olympics! Friday night’s spectacular opening ceremony attracted more than just the eyes of over 40 million people. A clearly seen unidentified flying object was caught on camera while making its way over London’s Olympic stadium, reports Examiner.com.