Taulas of Menorca

On the Balearic island of Menorca there is T-shaped stone monument called the Taulas of Menorca. This mysterious monument found scattered around the island. Taulas consist of a vertical pillar (a monolith or several smaller stones on top of each other) with a horizontal stone lying on it. Its heights can be up to 3.7 metres high and sometimes a U-shaped wall encloses the structure. It is thought that the taulas were erected by the ancient inhabitants of the island at some point after 2000 B.C., there is no concrete evidence as to why the structures were built or why they are found only on Menorca and not on neighboring islands. 

A taula from the archaeological site Talatì de Dalt

Their exact cultural meaning remains unknown, but they probably had religious and/or astronomical purposes. Waldemar Fenn, a German archaeologist, has pointed out that the taulas all faced south, leading him to speculate that they were erected as a religious monument to measure the movement of the moon. His theory became known as the Taula Moon Theory. Archaeologist Michael Hoskin has suggested the taulas may have been part of an ancient healing cult.

However, the sites were also home to a few intriguing bronze statues, including a bull, an Egyptian figurine with an inscription in hieroglyphics reading, "I am Imhotep the god of medicine" and horse hooves. The latter is particularly curious as there is no known horse god in ancient Mediterranean cultures.


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The Final Message of Star Dust

On August 2 1947, a British South American Airways (BSAA) Avro Lancastrian airliner "Star Dust" vanished without trace during a flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago, Chile. Star Dust never made it to Santiago. At that time comprehensive search of a wide area was fruitless, and the fate of the aircraft and occupants remained unknown for over 50 years. On early 2000 the plane 's wreckage suddenly reappeared on a glacier high up in the Andes, more than 50 km’s from the area where the plane was last reported. Although most of the mysteries surrounding Star Dust’s disappearance has been solved, one mystery still remains. Just before the plane disappeared, Chile’s Santiago airport received the Morse code transmission “ETA SANTIAGO 17.45 HRS STENDEC” four minutes before it was scheduled to land that day. The controller responded that he did not understand the acronym at the end of the message but “STENDEC” was never clarified by the pilot. Until now, final message has been a source of mystery, confusion and intrigue ever since. 

On its final flight, Star Dust carried a crew of 5 and 6 passengers. The captain, Reginald Cook, was an experienced Royal Air Force pilot with combat experience during World War II—as were his first officer, Norman Hilton Cook, and second officer, Donald Checklin.

The passengers were:
  • Jack Gooderham 
  • Harald Pagh, businessmen 
  • Peter Young, an agent for Dunlop 
  • Paul Simpson, a British civil servant. He was functioning as a King's Messenger with diplomatic documents destined for the British embassy in Santiago. 
  • Marta Limpert. She was bringing her dead husband's ashes with her. 
  • Casis Said Atalah, a Palestinian returning home to Chile from a visit to his dying mother. Atalah is said to have had a diamond with him (stitched into the lining of his suit).

BSAA Lancastrian 3 Star Dust

At 1.46 PM on 2 August, the flight left Buenos Aires and was apparently uneventful until the radio operator (Harmer) sent a routine message in Morse code to the airport in Santiago at 5.41 PM, announcing an expected arrival of 5.45 PM. However, Star Dust never arrived, no more radio transmissions were received by the airport. Five days intensive efforts by both Chilean and Argentine search teams, as well as by other BSAA pilots, failed to uncover any trace of the aircraft or of the people on board.

According to the official report in 1947, the 17.41 signal was received by Santiago only 4 minutes before the ETA. The Chilean radio operator at Santiago states that the reception of the signal was loud and clear but that it was given out very fast. Not understanding the word "STENDEC" he queried it and had the same word repeated by the aircraft twice in succession. A solution to the word "STENDEC" has not been found. From this time on nothing further was heard from the aircraft and no contact was made with the control tower at Santiago. All further calls were unanswered.

Before this message a series of entirely routine messages had been transmitted by the plane, reporting their position and intended course.

Over 50 years later, in 1998, two Argentine mountaineers climbing Mount Tupungato—about 97 km west-southwest of Mendoza City, and about 80 km east of Santiago—found the wreckage of a Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine, along with twisted pieces of metal and shreds of clothing, in the Tupungato Glacier at an elevation of 4,600 m. Two years later, in February 2000 the Argentine army arranged a major expedition to visit the crash site beneath the massive Tupungato peak (6800m). The plane’s main wheels were discovered, one still fully blown up. One of Stardust’s Rolls Royce engines was lying on the ice, and nearby it’s propeller. Damage to the propeller indicated that the engine was working normally at the time of the crash. The wreckage offered no smoking gun to explain why the crash happened. Human remains were also recovered, including three torsos, a foot in an ankle boot and a manicured hand. By 2002, the bodies of five of the eight British victims had been identified through DNA testing.

Experts believe the plane crashed into the side of the mountain, likely causing an avalanche to bury the aircraft. The Argentine investigation needed to explain why a highly experienced crew could make such a massive error. They focused on a meteorological phenomenon that was virtually unknown in 1947 - the 'jetstream'. This high altitude wind can blow at more than one hundred miles an hour. But in 1947 very few planes flew high enough to encounter the jetstream. Stardust was one of the exceptions.

On the day of the flight bad weather over the Andes persuaded the crew to fly close to the plane’s maximum altitude, so they could fly over the top of the weather… and the mountains. Stardust’s superior performance should have guaranteed it’s safety. But in fact it was the decision to fly high that was at the root of the disaster. Unknown to the crew, they were flying straight into the jetstream. And because of the bad weather, they couldn’t see the ground, so they had no way of knowing that the jetstream was dramatically slowing them down. It meant that although the crew’s calculations showed they had crossed the Andes, in fact the jetstream’s powerful wind meant they were still on the wrong side of the mountains. So when Stardust began it’s descent, rather than being above Santiago airport, it was on a collision course with Mount Tupangato.

The jetstream finally explained the reason for the massive navigation error, and therefore the crash. But the investigators were unable to explain one final mystery, the last radio message - Stendec - sent by Stardust just before the crash. Many explanations have been advanced, but to this day none has convincingly explained what the message meant.

Many people wrote pointing out that STENDEC is an anagram of descent. Variations suggested that the crew might have been suffering from hypoxia (lack of oxygen) as the Lancastrian was unpressurised and the plane was flying at 24000 feet, which would have led the radio operator to scramble the message. Other explanations for the appearance of an anagram in an otherwise routine message included a dyxlexic radio operator and/or receiver in Santiago, and playfulness on behalf of Stardust’s radio operator.

Whilst it’s true that the Lancastrian was unpressurised, the crew were all supplied with oxygen. A faulty oxygen system can’t be ruled out, but seems unlikely. Furthermore, whilst it is relatively easy to imagine STENDEC being scrambled into descent in English, it is much harder in Morse code.
-.. / . / ... / -.-. / . / -. / - (Descent)
... / - / . / -. / -.. / . / -.-. (STENDEC)

And even less likely that the same morse dyslexia would be repeated three times.


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Masuda No Iwafune The Mysterious Rock Ship of Masuda

In several parts of the Asuka region of Japan there are unusual carved granite stones and the largest of which is known as Masuda no iwafune (The Rock Ship of Masuda). This large granite stone has 2 openings on its top surface. Theories that it is Masuda Pond Monument's pedestal, or it was a tool for astronomical observation, or it was an Imperial Mausoleum's stone cellar exist, but there is no positive evidence for its actual use. This mysterious carved stone is located on top of a hill just a few hundred meters west of Okadera Station. How or why this colossal stone and others was carved remains a mystery. Apparently, they appear to be a different style than later Buddhist sculptures. 

This large stone structure approximately 11 meters in length, 8 meters in width, and 4.7 meters In height. The upper surface is flat, with a shallow trough and two square holes. 

The Rock Ship of Masuda

Interestingly, the Masuda Stone Ship has some similarities with Ishi-no-Hōden (huge rock with a concave band) in Hyōgo prefecture and Kengoshi-zuka Kofun tumulus (2 chambers in 1 rock) just 500m away and some have suggested that Musada-no-iwafone may be a failed attempt at a Kofun entrance boulder, but this explanation doesn’t sit well with many researchers, mainly because it’s so massive.


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Mystery of the Shugborough Inscription

The eight-letter Shugborough Inscription on the Shepherd's Monument in Staffordshire has baffled historians for 250 years and is considered one of the world's top uncracked text carvings. Its mysterious etchings were thought by some to contain clues as to the location of the Holy Grail. The inscription became widely known after being mentioned in the book entitled "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" written by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln which published in 1982. Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens are both attempted to crack the Shugborough Hall code and failed.

The inscription is D  O.U.O.S.V.A.V.V.  M - carved below a mirror image of Nicolas Poussin's painting, the Shepherds of Arcadia, on the 18th-century Shepherd's Monument of Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire, England.
The mysterious Shugborough Inscription
History buff A J Morton says he cracked the code in a matter of weeks, something he attributes to his experience of researching gravestones and monuments around the world. Morton's solution allocates each of the letters - O.U.O.S.V.A.V.V & D.M. - on the monument to people and places associated with the Shugborough estate. And he admits that his findings will not be popular. 'People are rightly suspicious at first,' he explains. 'There have been hundreds of attempted explanations, none of which have turned out to be terribly convincing.'

'It is very likely that Mary Venables-Vernon of Sudbury Hall, the Baron Vernon of Derbyshire, the Honourable Edward Vernon-Harcourt and the 1st Viscount Anson of Orgreave and Shugborough were involved in the creation of the original "Shugborough Code",' he says.

'The Code has brought a lot of attention to Shugborough Hall over the years because people believed it to hold the key to the location of the Holy Grail.

The Holy Grail theory originated from the conviction that the Anson family who lived at Shugborough were in the Priory of Sion, the secret society suspected as the successors to the Knights Templar and the guardians of the relics recovered from the Holy Grail, including the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper.

Other theories came from Bletchley Park. At Bletchley, experts has short listed two theories as follows:

The first theory, according to the Veteran World War II cryptanalyst Sheila Lawn, she believes it's an ancient love note, and the code is an ancient Latin phrase. She says “I'm a romantic at heart so maybe the Holy Grail Cup is just a cup of love.”

Her husband Oliver prefers a more mystical solution connected to the Knights Templar, keepers of the Holy Grail.

Second theory came from an unnamed professional code breaker. He came up with a Knight's Templar message: Jesus H Defy.

The “H” is believed to stand for the Greek letter “Chi” meaning Christ and is thought to relate to Templar belief that Jesus was an earthly body rather than celestial.

Until now, several other theories has been proposed to crack the code included suggestions a Biblical verse from Ecclesiastes, and a memorial.


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The Mystery Stone of Lake Winnipesaukee

In 1872, a mysterious object was found near Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire by some construction workers. Seneca A. Ladd of Meredith (a local businessman who hired the workers and credited for the discovery), discovered an intriguing carved stone within the clay casing. He described it as a dark, odd-looking, egg-shaped stone with a variety of carvings, including a face, teepee, ear of corn and starlike circles. The carved stone has 4 inches long and 2.5 inches thick. Several archaeologists have speculated about the “Mystery Stone’s” origin for over one hundred years. However, until now, the age, purpose, and origin of this mysterious stone's are still unknown.
Mystery Stone of Lake Winnipesaukee

Later in 1927, Frances Ladd Coe of Center Harbor, the daughter of Seneca Ladd, donated the "Mystery Stone" to the New Hampshire Historical Society.

In 1994, a borescope analysis was performed by the state officials to analyse the stone's holes. Interestingly, Richard Boisvert reported on an article which published by Associated Press in 2006. He suggested that the holes were drilled in both ends with different size of bits by power tools from the 19th or 20th century. Each bore is straight, not tapered. Scratches in the lower bore suggest it was placed on a metal shaft and removed several times. Based on previous analysis, it is concluded that the stone is a type of quartzite which derived from mylonite or sandstone.


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SS Baychimo The Ghost Ship of The Arctic

SS Baychimo, a ghost ship which was sighted along the Alaska coast, being abandoned in 1931. 38 years after SS Baychimo was abandoned, in 1969, she was found frozen in a pack of ice. However, when a salvage party came to investigate the 1969 report of the Baychimo in ice, it had mysteriously vanished by the time anyone arrived. No one has seen it since and there was no trace of wreckage ever found. 

In 1914 SS Baychimo, a steel-hulled cargo steamer with weight of 1,322 ton was constructed in Sweden. It was first launched in 1914 under the name of Ångermanelfven (Yard No 420) by the Lindholmens shipyard (Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad A/B) in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the Baltische Reederei GmbH of Hamburg. It has 70.1 m long, and powered by a triple expansion steam engine with average speed of 12 mph.
After World War I, she was transferred to Great Britain as part of Germany's reparations for shipping losses and was acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1921 and rename it as Baychimo. Hudson's Bay Company, the last owner of SS Baychimo was based in Ardrossan, Scotland and use it to trade provisions for pelts in Inuit settlements along the Victoria Island coast of the Northwest Territories of Canada.

SS Baychimo (1931)

Since her first launched until 1931, SS Baychimo and her crew has completed 9 successful journeys to and from Alaska and British Columbia along the north coast of Canada, visiting trading posts and collecting pelts.

Her luck run out on October 1, 1931 when she became trapped in a pack of ice. At that time, SS Baychimo was on a routine transport run to Vancouver and loaded with a cargo of valuable fur. The ship and its crew were tossed about by icy blasts of wind and gripped by freezing temperatures, yet they pressed on, determined to deliver their precious cargo. Suddenly they caught in blizzard as they pushed on through the ominous weather. The ship trapped in ice, and, the captain ordered the crew to quickly abandoned the ship. They traveling over a half-mile of ice to the town of Barrow to take shelter for two days, but the ship had broken free of the ice by the time they returned. The crew decided to wait until they could retrieve the ship, and built a camp out on the ice nearby where they could keep an eye on it.

On October 15, with the blizzard continuing to pound their camp, The Hudson Bay Company took action and sent a recue party to evacuate the crew from their imperiled camp by aircraft. Even though 22 of the crew were rescued, the captain and 14 crew members refused to abandon their ship and its cargo, and decided to remain camped out on the ice.

A few days later, however, an Inuit seal hunter told him that he had seen the Baychimo about 72 km away from their position. They managed to remove the most valuable furs from the hold to transport by air and then the Baychimo was completely abandoned.
However, the Baychimo did not sink, and over the next few decades she was sighted numerous times. People managed to board her several times, but each time they were either unequipped to salvage her or were driven away by the bad weather. In 2006, the Alaskan government began work on a project to solve the mystery of "the Ghost Ship of the Arctic" and locate the Baychimo, whether still afloat or on the ocean floor. Until now, she has not been found yet.



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Salzburg Cube

The Salzburg Cube, an out of place artifact also known as The Wolfsegg Iron, is a small cuboid mass of iron that was found buried in Tertiary lignite in Wolfsegg am Hausruck, Austria, in 1885. The name of the Salzburg Cube comes from its location, as it was held at the Salzburg Museum but then disappeared in the early 1900's under apparently mysterious circumstances, only to later re-appear at the Heimathaus Museum.

In 1885, Reidl, the miner who found the cube at the iron foundry, was apparently breaking open a piece of coal and found the Cube inside. It is believed that the strain of coal the cube came from and that was dug out of the mine was dated back as over 60 million years old.It weighs 785 grams (about 1 and 3/4 lbs.) and measures 2.6 inches high by 2.6 inches long by 1.85 inches wide and has a deep incision running around its circumference.

Salzburg Cube

In 1886, the mining engineer Adolf Gurlt Professor of Geology at the University of Bonn suggested that it was meteoritic in origin. The object was analysed in 1966–1967 by the Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum using electron beam micro-analysis, which found no traces of nickel, chromium or cobalt in the iron, suggesting that it was not of meteoric origin, while the lack of sulfur indicated that it is not a pyrite.





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The Secret Chamber of the Belvedere House

Belvedere House, now the National Library of India which is located in Alipore, India, was built in the days of the Raj. It was one of the buildings which Mir Jafar built in the 1760s in Alipore after he was forced to abdicate his throne in Murshidabad. The complex now includes within it, two housing colonies built by the government, one being for National Library of India employees, and the other for central government employees. The main building is under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India. It has always been reputed to be haunted but the recent discovery of a secret chamber in the building has added more mystery to the premises. The archaeologists who discovered it have no clue how to open it, their theories range from a torture chamber, or a sealed tomb for an unfortunate soul or the most favoured of all a treasure room.

The Belvedere House

Originally Belvedere House was a former palace of Viceroy of India and later the Governor of Bengal. From 1854 to 1911, Belvedere housed a number of Lt Governors till the British capital shifted to Delhi.

Supernatural activity reported throughout the years include lights being turned on and off in the ballroom, ghostly carriages thundering up the drive and ghostly figures seen flitting around the rooms.

In 2010, a mysterious room has been discovered in the 250-year-old building a room that no one knew about and no one can enter because it seems to have no opening of kind, not even trapdoors. A lot of effort has been made to locate an opening so that experts can find out exactly what it was built for or what it contains. But there is not a single crack to show.

Tapan Bhattacharya, the deputy superintending archaeologist of ASI said, that they have searched every inch of the first floor area that forms the ceiling of this enclosure for a possible trap door. But found nothing. Restoration of the building will remain incomplete if they are not able to assess what lies inside this enclosure.

Paranormal Magazine Issue 56, February 2011: "Sightings - Secret Chamber";


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Alien Filmed In Amazon Rainforest

On October 2011, an alien-like creature was filmed by two British tourist while visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon. Actually the camera is focused on some young children, however in the distance behind them there is a silvery light and a small being stands to the right of a tree. Michael Cohen said that the surrounding area are known for intense UFO activity also it is where the local government sent their army to monitor and confirm an alien presence in the region. Apparently, aliens are interested in this region due to its biological diversity.

Children pose for the camera while, behind them, a bright light flashes (circled right) and what looks like a small being stands to the right of a tree (circled left)
The small figure appears to arch its back, perhaps stretching, as the light flashes nearby and the bright light is undoubtedly linked to the extraterrestrial. Mr. Cohen said that the Brazilian government denied there was an Operation Prato for years before conceding it did occur and released large amounts of files associated with it.

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Metallic Sphere UFO Sighting Over California

On September 2014, a Sphere-like UFO with three antennas hovering over California was photographed and sent to MUFON with detailed witness testimony as follows :

"Coming home about 18.55 when I pulled into my driveway. Above and beyond my neighbors home I noticed a bright orb hovering. It reflected the sunset orange, and that is why I noticed it; besides it was a completely clear blue sky. I thought it could be a balloon or some sort of odd looking helicopter, but it didn't have any rotors. It appeared to have rods or antenna coming out of it.

I went to my backyard to get a better view. I appeared to be less than a mile away over residences. I got my camera about 5 min later and set up my tripod. I took a few photos.

Metallic Sphere UFO
Then got my video camera and began to shoot video too for about 20 min. Over the approx 45 Minute that I watched it, there was some wavering like it was being affected by air movement. At times it would descend behind a large tree, then reappear slowly as it came out from behind the tree.

The object remained relatively stable then started to slowly drift away to the SW until I couldn't see it anymore because it was too dark. I was intrigued by it. My photos showed that it indeed had 3 rods coming from it."

Mysterious Spherical Object on The Painting of Bonaventura Salimbeni
Interestingly this UFO similar with unknown spherical object on the painting of Bonaventura Salimbeni called "The Glorification of Eucharist". The painting showed the trinity members is holding each of the antennae with one of their hand. The antennae itself is attached into a sphere object.

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Mysterious Pentagram In Kazakhstan

On 2013, an enormous Pentagram within a circle measuring roughy 1,200 ft (366 m) in diameter, etched into the Earth's surface on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir in northern Kazakhstan, shows up vividly on Google Maps and has led to excited speculation: could it be linked to devil worship or denizens of the underworld? The pentagram are commonly associated with devil-worship, but are also used in the Bahai religion, and other religious groups, such as the Mesopotamians, Freemasons, Wiccans and Chinese Taoism as well as neopaganists and followers of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. The pentagram was used as a Christian symbol in ancient times to represent the five senses and to symbolise the five wounds of Christ. It was also believe to protect against demons. 

Kazakhstan Pentagram

Kurt Yates, one of the internet user from Seattle, Washington said that it's probably an abandoned surface to air missile (SAM) site.

However, there are almost no other signs of human habitation in the area; the closest settlement is the town of Lisakovsk, about 13 miles (21 km) to the east. The region surrounding Lisakovsk is riddled with Bronze Age settlements, cemeteries and burial grounds, many of which have yet to be explored.

Fortean Times Magazine Vol. 306, Oct 2013:"Kazakhstan Pentagram";



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