Mysterious Hole In Bosnia

Recently, another mysterious hole appeared in the remote village of Sanica, northwestern Bosnia on November 2013. The "abyss" - that's what the local villagers called it - has been swallowing up a 20 meter village pond overnight. The pond usually filled with fishes and bobbing with green algae with willow trees lined around it, but now the beautiful pond was gone replaced by a large hole with diameter around 50 metres and 30 metres deep.

Rezak Matonic, one of the villager said he was shocked when he found a large mysterious crater where the village pond used to be. It's like something from a science fiction movie: a sinkhole swallowed the water, the fish and even nearby trees.

Cemal Hasan, one of the eyewitnesses said that at the time of the incident he was sitting by the pool while sipping plum brandy, and then suddenly there was panic. Fish were jumping out, and a big plum tree suddenly disappeared as if someone were pulling it down from the bottom of the pond.

Large sinkhole in the village of Sanica, Bosnia

The scientists say the sinkhole could be caused by the drying of groundwater flow, or change due to irrigation and it is not rare that ponds and small lakes suddenly disappear because of it. Milanko Skrbic also offered an explanation of how the sinkhole appeared, he said maybe a giant underground cave that opened its doors. Or a volcano.

Another theory one that experts dismiss along with the others proposed by townsfolk is that fish could have triggered the explosion of one of several World War II German bombs believed to have been thrown into the pond by an old woman after the war. According to Cemal Hasan's story, the old woman died when one of the bombs exploded in her arms.

However, some villagers still not convinced with the explanations, instead they connect the incident with the ghost story.

"About a month ago, Hasan, the owner of the pond died. Maybe he took it with him. Because few days before Hasan passed away he said that he will take everything with him when he die. And that's what he did," Motanic said. "His daughter saw him walk on the pond the night he died."

Husein Nanic said it could be a sign that the end of the world is near: "All sort of miracles happen before the doomsday," he said.


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Mysterious Skeleton Seen On Newfoundland Iceberg

In May 26th 2007, Eli and Donna Norris a retired Canadian couple took several pictures of what appears to be a large mammalian skeleton jutting from an iceberg off the east coast of Newfoundland. One month later, in June 2007 the picture was widely circulated. Marine scientists in Canada and elsewhere are puzzled by bizarre photographs. It seems they were at a loss to identify the remains but speculated that it could have been preserved in the ice for quite some time.

The six pictures show what looks like a brown rib cage and spinal column, slightly bent, sticking out of a crust of ice. It appears that there is some tissue still attached to the bones, but no one can be sure.

Gary Stenson, a marine mammal scientist with Canada’s federal fisheries department, said he is quite sure the photo is not a hoax, but also said he couldn’t be sure what it was. He said he was told the backbone was roughly 2.4 metres out of the ice, leading him to believe the spine belonged to a large mammalian creature.

Large Skeleton jutting from an Iceberg

When Stenson want to confirm the authenticity of the pictures with the couple, the Norris family couldn't be reached for comment at that time. Ruth Knee (the couple's friend who forwarded the pictures to the Fisheries Department) said they didn't want to be interviewed, but said she could vouch for the authenticity of the photos.

The skeleton which were seen near Newtown, in Bonavista Bay, at least superficially, bears some resemblance to a plesiosaur, a creature said to have been extinct for millions of years. Unfortunately the skeleton has not been seen again so it appears there will be no definitive answers as to its true identity and fate.

Stenson's colleagues have been debating whether the carcass belongs to a bearded seal, a walrus or a beluga whale. But without the actual specimen in his hands, Stenson said he can't resolve the mystery.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol. 65: "Mystery Skeleton Seen On Iceberg";

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Lady Lovibond The Legendary Ghost Ship

There is a legendary story of a ghost ship called the Lady Lovibond that appears every 50 years near Kent, England which was reputedly involved in one of the hundreds of marine tragedies associated with the hazardous Goodwin Sands. The Lady Lovibond's legend is one of the most famous ghost ships which overwhelmed with romance, jealousy, and revenge. Also involve an old sailors' superstition that it was bad luck to bring a woman during a cruise.

The legend began when Simon Peel (some account named Simon Reed), the newly wed captain was celebrating the occasion with a cruise on February 13, 1748. The ship was on its way from London to Oporto in Portugal. However, John Rivers, the ship first mate, fell in love with the captain's bride, Annetta. Filled with jealousy and anger, he deliberately steer the ship towards the Goodwin Sands, which often causing a shipwreck. The crash killed all passengers almost instantly, leaving no survivors.

The sightings of the Ghost Ship Lady Lovibond was first seen in 1798. On February 13th, 1798, the Edenbridge's skipper made a log entry to the effect that he had almost collided with a schooner, a three master, which was sailing straight for the Goodwin Sands. Fifty years later, the next sightings occured in 1848, when the lifeboat crew from Deal went to the rescue of a schooner that seemed to be in distress on the notorious sands. When they reached the spot where they had last seen it, there was no trace of any vessel at all.

Witnesses over the centuries have claimed not only to have seen the ship's ghostly outline, but they also have heard the happy voices of the celebrating guests immediately before the phantom vessel ran onto the Goodwins. In 1898 and 1948 it was seen again. According to the fishermen in the area, the ghost ship was last seen in 1998. And the next sighting will occur in the year 2048.

Unsolved Mysteries of The Sea by Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe;
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The 13th Door Haunted House

The 13th Door Haunted House, a seasonal haunted house attraction was used to be a Washington Square's old Regal Cinema, built in the 1970’s which located at 10125 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, Oregon 97223, next to the Bank of America. The grayish hulk of a building has four cavernous theatres and an elongated room upstairs where the projector rooms used to be located. Prior employees of the movie theater insist they have experienced an unexplained phenomena, including the faint sounds of a music box, doors opening and slamming on their own, being pushed down the stairs, children’s muddy handprints on the film screens, and film reels flying off their projectors and being flung toward employees.

Ray Latocki, the owner and operator of the 13th Door, said, "The hauntings are nothing but a big plus for me!. Doing a haunted house in a facility that is already haunted brings me a lot more customers."

The 13th Door Haunted House

According to Pacific Paranormal Research Society, as of 2011, the building has been demolished. There is one recorded death on the property and that is of a woman who O.D.’d in her van in the parking lot during a summer heat wave in the 1980’s (and according to security staff, was not found until 2 weeks later). Past employees from when it was the Regal Theatre claim that a young man hung himself upstairs in what is called the “Blue Room,” even though no records have proven this.

There are approximately five ghosts that have been documented and encountered here. There is an older, grumpy man in black that is nicknamed “Lurch,” a little girl aged 8 to 10 in a pioneer dress, a woman in her 30s, a young man in his late 20s, and a “ghost cat.” There is a legend of a young man committing suicide in the brightly painted blue storage room located upstairs. Although the police claim to have no recollection of this, prior theater employees say it is indeed true.

Latocki admits that some of the ghosts he rubs elbows with can be a trite rambunctious. "I don’t mind the cold refrigerated breezes, the tapping, touching, footsteps, voices, dark shadows, or when they steal or bring me my building materials,” he says with a laugh. “But I have had employees refuse to work in Theatre One and have threatened to quit after one night in there. Plus, I’ve heard quite a few of my customers describe to me in awe about the wisps of white that were running after them through the haunt. They think it’s some amazing sort of special effect or illusion, but, believe me, I could not create something like that on my own!"

With regard to the 13th Door Haunted House ghost flashlight tours, the Pacific Paranormal Research Society comments that they cannot guarantee that you will see, feel or hear any ghosts, however the ghostly activity has proved to be mischievous and fairly regular throughout the years.

Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: "Ghostly Locales From Around The World" by Jeff Belanger;;

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Mystery of the Tulli Papyrus

The translations of hieroglyphic records from the Tulli Papyrus reveal that one winter morning around the year 1482 B.C., Thutmose III, who reigned Egypt at that time first saw a fiery disks or UFO. They were probably spacecraft from a mother ship. According to Zecharia Sitchin, author of the book The Stairway to Heaven, "Thutmose III was also taken aboard one of the alien spacecraft", said UFO expert and biblical scholar.

The Tulli Papyrus was found by Alberto Tulli, a director of the Egyptian section of the Vatican museum, during a visit to Cairo in 1933. He found it in an antique shop. However, the price was too high, and a copy was made of the text, which was then recopied, replacing the original hieratic script with hieroglyphic. This is copy of a copy, that has been translated and widely reproduced.

Later in 1950's an Italian nobleman, Prince Boris de Rachewiltz, claimed to have found the original papyrus, "untranslated and unpublished," among the papers which had been left by the deceased Tulli. In introducing his find to Doubt magazine in 1953, he described the original fragment as written in hieratic, that the script was faded, and that it had several gaps in the text.

Though the papyrus was damaged and contained several gaps, Prince Boris de Rachewiltz managed to translate it and declared that the papyrus "was part of the Annals of Thutmose III." Following is a translation of the papyrus:

Thutmose III

"In the year 22, of the third month of the winter, sixth hour of the day [...], the scribes of the House of Life found that there was a circle of fire coming from the sky. It had no head. From its mouth came a foul odour. Its body was one rod long and one rod wide and it was noiseless. And their hearts became terrified and confused, and they fell upon their bellies. They reported to the Pharaoh. His Majesty [ordered that] the scrolls [located] in the House of Life be consulted. His Majesty meditated on all these events which were now going on.

After few days had gone by, these things became more numerous in the sky than ever. They shined in the sky more than the brightness of the sun, and extended to the four supports of the heaven. Dominated in the sky was the station of these five circles.

The army of the Pharaoh looked on with him in their midst. It was after the evening meal when these five circles ascended higher in the sky towards the south. Fishes and birds fell down from the sky. A marvel never before known since the foundation of this land. And Pharaoh caused incense to be brought to make peace with Earth [...] and what happened was ordered to be written in the Annals of the House of Life so that it be remembered for ever."

Questioning the authenticity of the papyrus, Samuel Rosenberg, the researcher of Tulli Papyrus writes a letter to the "Egyptian section of the Vatican Museum seeking more information about both the 'papyrus' and the 'de Rachewiltz translation.'"

The Inspector to Egyptian Vatican Museum, Gianfranco Nolli, sent the following reply:

"Papyrus Tulli not propriety [sic] of Vatican Museum. Now it is dispersed and no more traceable."

Another inquiry was sent to Dr. Walter Ramberg, Scientific Attaché at the US embassy in Rome, who replied:

"... the current Director of the Egyptian Section of the Vatican Museum, Dr. Nolli, said that Prof. Tulli had left all his belongings to a brother of his who was a priest in the Lateran Palace. Presumably the famous papyrus went to this priest. Unfortunately the priest died also in the meantime and his belongings were dispersed among heirs, who may have disposed of the papyrus as something of little value."

Recent study by Franco Brussino, revealed that the Tulli Papyrus is probably a forgery, made up by a kind of collage of fragments taken from nine different papyruses.

Ancient UFO Artworks in a Religious Context;
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The Cove Stones of Avebury

In 2003, the discovery of a previously unsuspected giant standing stone at Avebury has made historians scratching their heads again. For sheer size the latest find rivals anything at nearby Stonehenge, and in fact its 100-ton weight makes it one of the largest known megaliths in England. The surprise discovery came to light during an attempt to straighten two stones known as the cove on the ancient circle (said to be 4,500 years old).

It has long been accepted that the standing stones of Avebury represent male and female characteristics with the two surviving cove stones being perfect examples of the types chosen. The pair were thought to be in danger of falling. At the north side there once was a third stone which completed the cove and faced the existing slender "male" stone. One of the stones which stands at 14 feet above the ground, it was realized, goes down at least seven feet below ground and maybe as much as 10 feet. This one fell in 1713 and was destroyed.

The “Cove” at Avebury (Photo by Ralph Ellis)

Constructed about 3000 BC the coves have been found to be the earliest of the components that form the henge. As well as that within the north circle there is another in the Beckhampton Avenue and evidence that another may have existed in the West Kennet Avenue. Researchers believe that they were representations of the forecourts and stone chambers that were a part of the long barrows and tombs of earlier years thus they would have had funerary rituals associated with them. They appear to be the foundations on which the rest of the henge was built. That of the northern circle must have been fundamental to the function of the whole monument.

As for questions over how the presumed primitive builders managed to quarry and move stones weighing more than a modern diesel locomotive, using log rollers, ropes and pulleys, the scholars remain as clueless as ever.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol.40: "Enormous Proportions Detected For Mysterious Standing Stones";

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Earthquake Predictions of Xiao Hongyun

Xiao Hongyun, a 53 year old teacher in Hunan province, China, claimed that she can predict an earthquake which occured in her country few days before. Usually she suffers dizziness, tinnitus and palpitations, before a major earthquake hit a city. The most recent occasion was in April 2013 before the 7 Richter magnitude scale quake in Ya'an, Sichuan province, which claimed around 200 lives. She fainted while giving a lesson and was sent to hospital, but after the doctor check her health conditions she appeared to have nothing wrong with her. Two days before, she told her husband about her bad feelings: "I'm afraid an earthquake is about to happen somewhere." She said that she was began to feel dizzy on the 18th April and she could not fall asleep during the night, especially on the 20th April; she was still awake at 4am, feeling very tired as if she were in a boat swaying on the water. Later It seems her prediction came true when she watching the TV on the morning of 20 April, the quake hit Ya'an.

Xiao Hongyun showing her diary that contain her earthquake predictions
Xiao said her quake sensitivity was triggered from an electric shock that she suffered at the age of 13. "At that moment, my whole body went numb and I collapsed on the ground. Luckily I was not hurt badly." Since then she experienced dizziness and other symptoms, but medical examinations have never revealed abnormaities. One day when she was 16 years old, she heard a roar while working in a rice paddy, but the people next to her didn't hear anything. Many days later, she learned that the Tangshan earthquake in northeast China had happened on that same day (26 July 1976) killing hundreds of thousands of people. However, she didn't associate her abnormal physical symptoms with quakes until 23 years later, when she saw a TV report on a major quake in Taiwan on 21 September 1999, the day after she suffered strong physical reactions.

Since then, Xiao watches the news every time she feels out of sorts. "After my physical reaction, most likely there will be an earthquake," she said. "Based on the degree of the ringing in my ears, I can judge how far, how strong, and in what direction approximately a quake will be." Because nobody believed her, she started recording every premonition that had been verified by a quake, asking her family and colleagues to sign the pages as confirmation. The closest predicted quake occured in Linli county, Chendu, and the furthest occured in Chile.

The day before the Yushu quake of 14 April 2010, Xiao contacted Sun Shihong, a retired professor who had worked at the Chinese Seismograph Station, telling him she had a strong physical reaction and that this usually happened the day before a quake. Sun Shihong came to believe in her unusual talent; since then, experts from various seismic stations throughout Hunan province have visited Xiao to investigate. They have concluded that she can sense the infrasonic vibrations in advance of seismic events. The higher magnitude, the stronger the ringing in her ears.

Fortean Times Magazine vol. 304: "Sensing Earthquakes-The Woman Who Feels Seismic Events Before They Happen";

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Yowie Sightings

Yowie, an unknown hairy hominid has been reported mostly in New South Wales and along the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia. The creature's long history can be traced back to Aboriginal legends. Similar with bigfoot/sasquatch, this creature has long been a feature of the cryptozoological landscape down under. It has physical description such as: an apelike with the height around 5–7 feet; some witnesses reported its height around 8–10 feet. Covered in brown, tan, white, gray, or black hair. Black skin. Dome-shaped head. Flat face. Minimal forehead and chin. Yellow or red eyes are deeply set. Two large canine teeth. No neck. Broad back with huge shoulders. Arms reach almost to the ankles. Arm-hair is long and shaggy. Sharp nails or claws. Spindly legs, with calf short in proportion to thigh. Feet, 18 inches long. Toes are long in proportion to foot.

Interestingly, this unknown primate first known as Yahoo which according to some accounts was an Aborigine term meaning "devil" or "evil spirit." The first known printed reference of Yahoo, appears in 1835, in J.Holman’s Travels, where it is said, “The natives are greatly terrified by the sight of a person in a mask calling him ‘devil’ or Yah-hoo, which signifies evil spirit.”

In an 1842 issue of Australian and New Zealand Monthly Magazine, an article titled “Superstitions of the Australian Aborigines: The Yahoo” notes: The natives of Australia have, properly speaking, no idea of any supernatural being; at the same time, they believe in the imaginary existence of a class which, in the singular number, they call Yahoo, or,when they wish to be anglified, Devil-Devil. . . . On the other hand, a contested point has long existed among Australian naturalists whether or not such an animal as the Yahoo existed, one party contending that it does, and that from its scarceness, slyness, and solitary habits,man has not succeeded in obtaining a specimen, and that it is most likely to be one of the monkey tribe.

Two years later Mrs. Charles Meredith, in her Notes and Sketches of New South Wales During a Residence in the Colony from 1839 to 1844, wrote of the terror the yahoo inspired in the aborigines. The yahoo, she reported, “lives in the tops of the steepest and rockiest mountains,which are totally inaccessible to all human beings.”

Illustration of Yowie, seen by Charles Harper in Southeast Australia in 1912
In 1847, George Osborne allegedly saw an apelike animal climb out of a tree and run away on all fours near Avondale, New South Wales. It was covered in black hair except for a tan streak from neck to abdomen, and it had feet like an iguana’s. William and Joseph Webb shot the creature near Flea Creek in the Brindabella Range, New South Wales, in about 1885. Its head was set deep between its shoulders, and it was ellowing deeply. They didn’t know whether they hit it because it ran away as soon as the gun went off. Its tracks were humanlike, with spreading toes and a long stride.

In 1912, Charles Harper, a surveyor from Sydney, and his companions were camping in the jungle along the Currickbilly Mountain range in New South Wales. They heard some sounds and saw a Uhuge, manlike animal" in the light of their fire. It was beating its chest. This beast had a very small, chinless human face with deeply set eyes and long canine teeth. It was bipedal, covered with long redbrown hair, and stood almost six feet tall. It seemed to have large breasts or a potbelly hanging down between its legs. Harper and his party were happy when the animal moved away.

On October 12, 1912, George Summerell rode up close to a gray-haired creature that was drinking from a creek near Creewah, New South Wales, Australian poet and bushman Sydney Wheeler Jephcott visited the spot the next day and was able to make plaster casts of hand- and footprints.

Sometime in the 1970s, the term "Yowie" supplanted "Yahoo." A modern aboriginal writer remembers that in his youth members of his tribe (the Wiradjuri of southwestern New South Wales) spoke of the “hairy youree — the huge shaggy man-like creature that the whites call ‘yowie’.” Perhaps “yowie” is a corruption of “youree.” Since then, Yowie became a popular figure in Australia, and the newspapers report on each new sighting.

In 1971 a team of Royal Australian Air Force surveyors landed in a helicopter on top of inaccessible Sentinel Mountain and were astonished to find huge manlike tracks (though too big for a man) in the mud left over from a recent rain.

Alwyn Richards and his sister saw a 9-foot Yowie staring at them near Killawarra, New South Wales, in 1974. It stepped over a 4-foot fence without breaking stride.

On April 13, 1976, in Grose Valley near Katoomba, New South Wales, five backpackers allegedly encountered a foul-smelling, five-foot-tall yowie — a female judging from its pendulous breasts.

On August 10, 1977, in Woodenbong, Queensland, a woman was awakened by hearing her dog yelping and a high-pitched screaming outside. Only about 5 feet away from her back door, she saw a bad-smelling, apelike creature covered with brownish hair holding her dog tightly to its chest. When it saw her, it dropped the dog and backed away, watching her intently. It made some deep grunts and then ran out into the street, its arms hanging loose. The witness said it was 6 feet tall, with a small head, broad chest, narrow hips, and strong legs. Its hair was close-cropped except on its arms and shoulders. She had to wash her dog with antiseptic to get the smell out. Her husband heard the grunts, and neighbors heard the barking. One footprint, 8.5 inches long and slightly over 4 inches wide at the toes, remained, along with three strands of long, reddish hair on a fencepost.

On October 22–23, 1977, twenty students (one of whom later became a senator) at Koonjewarre Campgrounds near Springbrook, Queensland, saw a 9-foot Yowie approach their cabin several times. It ripped 3-foot-tall shrubs out of the dry ground with ease. One time, they watched it through binoculars, and on another occasion, it came within 30 feet of their sleeping quarters. Trapezoidal footprints were found, longer than 13 inches, very narrow at the heel, and more than 7 inches wide at the toes. Other incidents were reported in the same area for the next five months.

On March 5, 1978, a man cutting timber near Springbrook on the Gold Coast reportedly heard what sounded like a grunting pig and went into the forest looking for it. “Then something made me look up,” he related, “and there about 12 ft. in front of me, was this big black hairy man-thing. It looked more like a gorilla than anything. It had huge hands, and one of them was wrapped around a sapling. . . . It had a flat black shiny face, with two big yellow eyes and a hole for a mouth. It just stared at me, and I stared back. I was so numb I couldn’t even raise the axe I had in my hand.”

On December 28, 1979, Warren Christensen and Tony Solano ran into a 9-foot Yowie while hunting pigs at Sandy Creek near Kilcoy, Queensland. After shooting at it, they found three-toed tracks that were 19 inches long and 6 inches wide.

On January 2, 1987 at 2 A.M. , Stella Donahue and Bill Johnstone woke up at their campsite to see an 8-foot ape standing waist-deep in the water at Lake Dulverton, Tasmania.

On February 1993, Neil Frost, the Blue Mountains resident reported to local police that he encountered an ape-like creature in thick bush near his backyard. He said, It was like an elephant on two legs wearing size 20 boots.

On January 22, 1995, two boys saw an 8–9-foot Yowie walking along a road bordering the Ballengarra State Forest southwest of Kempsey, New South Wales. It was massive and looked “in between a human and a gorilla.” Sixteen footprints 11.8 inches long and 7 inches wide were found at the spot two weeks later.

Cast of a supposed Yowie track made near Springbrook, Queensland,
by Andre Clayden in mid-1998
In 1997, a woman residing in Tanimi Desert was awakened at 3:00 A.M. by a horrendous animal-like sound. On searching for the cause of the disturbance, the startled woman became fiercely nauseated when she caught wind of a terrible smell, and then she saw a seven·foot hairy creature destroy her fence as it fled. The following morning, law-enforcement officers found a chewed piece of pipe and huge tracks.

Rex Gilroy, who formed the Yowie Research Center in the late 1970s, says he has collected more than three thousand reports. He also alleges one or more sightings of his own.

However, Australian scientists remain resolutely skeptical. As one puts it, “The first and only primates to have lived in Australia were human beings.” Australian National University anthropologist Colin P. Groves dismisses all the reports as “of little value as evidence.” People see, he says,what they expect to see. He rejects the Harper report in 1912 as “over the top.” On the other hand, Graham Joyner, who has written extensively on the controversy, contends — alone among chroniclers of the mystery— that the “Yahoo was an undiscovered marsupial of roughly bear-like conformation, which was referred to intermittently throughout most of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Yowie, on the other hand, is a recent fiction which came into being in 1975. It, of course,has no history, although one has been invented for it.”

Cryptozoology A-Z by Jerome Clark;
Mysterious Creatures: "A Guide to Cryptozoology" by George M. Eberhart;
The Fortean Times Paranormal Handbook by David Sutton;
Unexplained: "Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena" by Jerome Clark

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Ancient Magician's Curse Tablet of Jerusalem

In October 2013, team of archaeologists in Jerusalem discovered a 1,700 years old ancient tablet with a violent curse inscribed upon it which is thought to have been created by a magician. The lead curse tablet along with pieces of mosaic and fragments of frescoes as well as a decorated box full of carved bone pieces has been found in a collapsed Roman mansion in the Givati Parking Lot , also known as the "City of David" which was in use between the late third century and A.D. 363. The curse tablet is written in Greek. After the team successfully translated it, it's revealed that a woman named Kyrilla cast a curse on a man named Iennys by asking help from six gods, apparently over a legal case.

A 1,700-year-old ancient tablet
with a violent curse inscribed upon it
Translation of the Curse:

"Come to me, you who are in the earth, chthonic daemon, you who rule and bind, Abrasax; come,

Hecate, three-form queen, Ereschigal; come to me, king Pluto, by your great name Yesemmigadon;

come to me, chthonic Earth and chthonic Hermes and Pluto and queen Persephone. I strike and

strike down and nail down the tongue, the eyes, the wrath, the ire, the anger, the procrastination,

the opposition of Iennys, whom the womb bore, so that he in no way oppose, so that he say or

perform nothing adverse to Kyrilla, whom the womb bore, but rather that Iennys, whom the womb

bore, be subject to her. Lady Phersephoneia, fulfill this perfect spell. (magical signs and letters)"

According to Robert Walter Daniel from the Institut für Altertumskunde at the University of Cologne: Four of the Gods are Greek (Hecate, Hermes, Pluto and Persephone), one is Babylonian (Ereschigal) and one is Gnostic (Abrasax). Additionally, the text contains magic words such as "Iaoth" that have a Hebrew/Judaism origin. And the curse probably was created by a professional magician for Kyrilla, who may have literally used a hammer and nails to perform a magical rite that enhanced the effectiveness of the curse.

The archaeologists believe both Iennys and Kyrilla were probably members of the Roman middle or upper class at war with each other over a legal matter, as the curse bears some resemblance to other tablets discovered in Cyprus that were also used in legal cases.

The curse tablet itself was excavated in the northwest part of the mansion. While the second-floor room where the tablet was originally placed has collapsed, the artifacts excavated near the tablet provide hints about what the room may have looked like when in use.

The researchers do not know the purpose of this second-floor room. However, Iennys appears to have been connected to it to such a degree that the curse tablet was placed there intentionally. Daniel said, "Since the curse is directed against Iennys it might have been hidden in or close to a place that he frequented," Perhaps lennys lived or worked in the mansion or a courtroom was located near the second floor room.


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