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Travis Walton alien abduction case still baffles observers decades later

Of all the UFO encounters to captivate the public over the years and enter the bloodstream of popular culture, none have done so as impressively as one that took place in the southwestern United States in 1975 when Travis Walton was allegedly abducted by extraterrestrials and returned days later....(more)

Jersey Devil remains an emblem of the Garden State

Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, the Himalayas have the Yeti but if you fancy a trip to the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, you may meet up with its most famous local resident - the Jersey Devil....(more)

An inexplicable humming noise torments thousands worldwide and no one knows why

For the past four decades, certain people across the planet have been plagued by a mysterious droning noise known colloquially as "The Hum." After much investigation by researchers there are still no firm answers on what causes this odd phenomenon....(more)

5 Strange Occurrences in History

Everybody loves a good mystery, and even more so if the mystery is supernatural by nature. Sightings of mythical creatures, unexplained sounds in the night or downright scary ghost hauntings never fail to have a captive audience. When it comes to entertainment, there is also no lack of Hollywood movies or television shows that have weird paranormal events as the main subject. However, how do you separate true strange occurrences from stories that were just made up by writers? Whether they have a logical explanation or not, below are some of the strange occurrences that took place in history and still remain an enigma today....(more)

Holidays

Unique Holidays Around The World

Unusual holidays are the lifeblood of many cultures reflecting everything from ancient traditions to religious rites to modern oddities. ...(more)

Muslim Postage Stamp and Alleged Terrorist Attacks

On September 1, 2001 the United States Postal Service issued its first Muslim Postage Stamp that commemorates two Muslim Holidays. The stamp features the phrase, Eid Mubarak, which means, "blessed festival" in English. The calligraphy was done by an Islamic calligrapher named, Muhammad Zakariya. Some Americans, mistakenly think this stamp is the equivalent of a Muslim Christmas Stamp because the script appears to be in the shape of a Christmas tree. It is believed by some, that terrorist attacks, such as the ones carried out of September 11, 2001 were carried out to boycott the idea of a Muslim Christmas Stamp, but these notions are unfounded....(more)

Walpurgis Night

There are many holidays that are celebrated in the United States; almost one for every night. But there are a plethora of holidays that most Americans do not know about and may even find weird. For instance, Walpurgis Night is a little known holiday stateside, but it is celebrated in many parts of Central and Northern Europe. There have been many questions regarding the holiday, its origins, and what it is all about from those who have heard of it....(more)

Artifacts

The strange history of Hawaii bills

For a very limited time in the mid-20th Century, one future state did in fact have its own money while a part of the U.S., and more than that, it was actually illegal to spend regular American currency within its borders....(more)

Where is the Lost City of Atlantis?

When one thinks of the lost city of Atlantis, images of a wealthy, peaceful, and almost, if not totally, Utopian society come to mind. The debate as to whether this legendary place actually existed dates back as far as the classical age. While the question of its existence is still up in the air, those who believe in this lost city ask a different question, "Where is Atlantis?"...(more)

Strange Egyptian Artifacts in America

Ancient Egypt has long fascinated American audiences. A culture that worshiped animals, built pyramids, and wrapped mummies never fails to enthrall. While you have to travel to Egypt to see iconic pieces like King Tut's death mask, there are many Egyptian artifacts in America that you can view in museums throughout the country. Some of these artifacts are quite bizarre. Here are some highlights of the oddities you can find in American museums....(more)

David Baugher is a journalist and editor who works as a freelance writer for a variety of web and print publications. A former executive editor for the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper and ex-managing editor for TED Magazine, a trade publication serving the electrical distribution industry, his clients now include... Read More

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