Ancient Mysteries

In every corner of the globe, mysterious fragments of long-lost epochs reveal an historical account of our world which is contrary to the accepted history taught in schools. Plato's Atlantis--the allegory or the actual sunken city--may one day be discovered. In the land of Egypt, the Great Sphinx continues to beguile us with its riddles. The Nazca Lines, Easter Island Statues and Stonehenge are all a testament to our mysterious past. Ancient colossal stone monoliths capture the imagination and call into question the idea that "primitive" civilizations could have somehow built these structures on such a massive scale and with such high precision.

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  1. Laurel


    I think based on a lot of the posts on this forum, your average visitor just stopping by really might start to get the impression that our forum community is very anti-technology. I was just...
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  2. Size Matters


    A film apparently released by North Korea attempts to expose the the atrocities and hypocrisy of the Western world. The film begins with the following message:


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    The following broadcast...
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  3. Christian


    Photographer and researcher Ismet Smaili discovered this mysterious artifact in the mountains in the territory of Kosovo. Visually it resembles an electrical transformer, complete with coils of...
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  4. Cornholio


    There is an incredible, ancient tradition in Nepal that has been kept alive for generations the Gurung people. In this remote region in the vast Annapurna mountain ranges, the people descend...
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  5. Helios


    It was recently reported that a large "void" has been discovered inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was found through the use of a new scientific technique known as muography:

    Giant Void...
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  6. Cornholio


    A scientific technique known as muography has helped scientists from France and Japan to discover an inaccessible cavity within the Great Pyramid of Giza. The scientists, however, don't know why...
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  7. Christian


    In Madagascar, there is an ancient (and slightly bizarre) traditional practice called Famadihana, where people disinter their dead relatives and "dance' with them before they are put back into...
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  8. Aristarchus


    The study of triangles is about to be simplified thanks to a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. The tablet, known as Plimpton 322, which was discovered early last century, demonstrates the...
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  9. Christian


    On this day in history, August 11, 3114 BC...

    The start of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which was used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures (most notably the Maya) began, which...
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  10. Aristarchus


    It has been long thought that the universe is nothing more than a hologram--a projection of sorts.

    I honestly think the very first time this idea was spread to mass consciousness was in 1999 with...
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  11. Christian


    On this day in history, July 31, 1938...

    Archaeologists discovered gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis, representing one fo the best examples of ancient record-keeping...
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  12. Christian


    On this day in history, July 28, 1996...

    A skull was discovered on the shores of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington. After initial investigation by the coroner, return trips to the site...
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  13. Christian


    On this day in history, July 25, 1976...

    The Viking 1 spacecraft took the now-famous "Face on Mars" photograph in Mars' Cydonia region. Photos taken of the Cydonia region include other peculiar...
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  14. Christian


    On this day in history, July 21, 356 BC...

    A man named Herostratus set fire to the wooden roof beams of the Artemision in Ephesus (in present-day Turkey). The Artemision, or Temple of Artemis,...
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  15. Christian


    On this day in history, July 15, 1799...

    French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard discovered the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian village of Rosetta during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta...
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  16. Christian


    The past holds so many secrets. I think the human race is finally starting to realize we don't know everything there is to know about our history. Yet, scientists and historians alike are very...
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  17. MelonRealized


    Zhaoshu Island, part of the Paracel Islands, is commonly believed to be uninhabited because of the land dispute between China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

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    The real reason is the vengeful attack...
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  18. Helios


    Archaeologists believe they've discovered an underground tunnel at Mexico's Teotihuacan pyramid which was meant to simulate the underworld during ritualistic ceremonies. Details of the discovery...
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  19. Christian


    Archaeologists in eastern China have stumbled upon an ancient graveyard in which a race of 'giants' were buried. One of the men in the ancient burial ground measured 6' 3", making him a 'giant'...
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  20. Guest


    I try to drive so carefully. In all the years I've been driving (20+ years) I can only remember hitting 3 animals total. The first was the rabbit who ran right out in front of me when I was...
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  21. Christian


    On this day in history, May 17, 1902...

    The Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, was discovered by Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais. The artifact was recovered from the...
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  22. Christian


    On this day in history, May 4, 1836...

    The Irish-Catholic fraternal organization known as the Ancient Order of Hibernians was founded to protect Irish Catholic immigrants, especially those who...
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  23. Laurel


    Mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey were recently analyzed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Their findings suggest that a "swarm" of comet...
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  24. Cornholio


    A Victoria University student has discovered an ancient village in Canada which is older than the Pyramids of Giza. Archaeologists have found artifacts dating back to the ice age at the site....
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  25. Christian


    On this day in history, April 6, 1830...

    Joseph Smith and his followers formally organized the Church of Christ (now know as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Smith claimed to...
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  26. Christian


    On this day in history, March 5, 1616...

    Nicolaus Copernicus's book "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres," which was published in 1543, was added to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. The...
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  27. Egyptian Alien


    24 strange and mysterious black, coffin-shaped boxes weighing over 100 tons have been discovered in a hillside cave system 12 miles south of the Great Pyramid of Giza. They are solid Aswan...
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  28. Christian


    On this day in history, February 19, 356...

    According to the writings of Libanius, the easily manipulated Emperor Constantius II, being under the control of others, issued a decree that closed...
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  29. Helios


    Antarctica has been in the news a lot lately. In this article from the Daily Star, a theory is entertained that Antarctica was ice-free at one point in the past and is, in fact, the real location...
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  30. snow pyramids


    This is a story I heard about several years ago that Clif High was talking about. I believe he claimed to have a friend that had actual photos of these pyramids, but the person with the photos...
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  31. Christian


    On this day in history, December 25, 800...

    During Mass, when Charlemagne knelt before the altar to pray, Pope Leo III crowned him Imperator Romanorum ("Emperor of the Romans") in Saint Peter's...
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  32. Christian


    On this day in history, December 17, 497 BC...

    The first Saturnalia was celebrated in Ancient Rome. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival held to honor the deity Saturn, a god of excess....
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  33. Christian


    On this day in history, November 11, 1675...

    Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x). Although both Issac Newton and...
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  34. Christian


    On this day in history, November 4, 1922...

    British archaeologist Howard Carter and his team located the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The discovery...
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  35. Christian


    On this day in history, September 22, 1862...

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation as a threat to the South, for which it set a date for the freeing of black...
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  36. Helios


    As a little prelude to this story, I don't hate football as a sport...I just really hate the NFL.

    Why?

    Because the NFL represents the bread and circuses of ancient Rome. It's no different today....
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  37. Christian


    King Tut continues to astonish the world, particularly the archaeological and scientific community. According to researchers from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in...
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  38. Guest


    This information will blow your mind.

    Niagara Falls turned purple yesterday for the Queen's 90th birthday, but it also just so happens that Prince (AKA PURPLE RAIN) supposedly died yesterday....
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  39. Guest


    Not only were ancient Mesopotamian astronomers able to predict Jupiter's orbital paths more than 1,000 years before the first telescope came into existence, but they were also using mathematical...
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  40. Aristarchus


    When we talk about alien life and wonder if there could be other life--intelligent or otherwise--out there in the universe, it occurred to me the other day that perhaps we all look at the world...
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  41. Christian


    I'm not saying there is no God. What I'm saying is perhaps a mere matter of semantics. God does not exist. Rather, it's more accurate to say He simply "is."

    Ha! And you thought this thread was...
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  42. Christian


    Now that 14 "high status" women were found buried at the ancient Stonehenge site, and along with some other finds, scientists now think that Stonehenge was, for at least part of its long history,...
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  43. Christian


    This is an older video. It was uploaded to YouTube in 2013 but looks to be much older. It talks about the Columbia disaster, and I think they are talking about the Space Shuttle Atlantis, so it...
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  44. Aristarchus


    The team of international scientists installed a plate inside the Bent Pyramid, built by the Pharaoh Snefru, and last month collected the results.

    The plate had collected elementary particles...
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  45. Christian


    The case was apparently discovered in Russia and dates back to World War II. On its top appears the logo of the Ahnenerbe, the archaeological institute of Nazi Germany headed up by Heinrich...
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  46. Christian


    One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Carol of the Bells." The song had gotten tremendously more popular since the Trans Siberian Orchestra covered the song in a modern power ballad style,...
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  47. Christian


    In the late 1920s, astronomers Milton Humason and Edwin Hubble discovered that our universe is expanding by observing a phenomenon known as the "redshift." This discovery contributed to the rise...
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  48. Christian


    I hate to keep going on and on about this Planet X thing, but there's another update. This time there's been a sighting in Florida and the Daily Mail is reporting on it:

    Mysterious fiery globe...
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  49. Christian


    I've been thinking about something the other day.

    It's pretty well known (I think) that among the many atrocities committed by the terrorist group ISIS, one of the most alarmingly bizarre is...
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  50. Christian


    Here's some interesting news:

    A new look at the famous (and supposedly haunted) tomb of King Tutankhamun suggests that a previous archaeological theory about the tomb may have been correct when...
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  51. Guest


    In rituals using ayahuasca, which contains DMT, a shaman guides people as they go through their psychedelic experience which lasts six to 10 hours. The experience is said to result in inner peace...
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  52. Poprocks


    I always found the Drop Stones story very interesting. It has aliens, strange artifacts, explorers etc

    Dropa stones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But given that the stones themselves, the...
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  53. Christian


    Ocean scientists have found a giant monolith at the bottom of the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. But the truly fascinating part of all this is that it appears to be at least 10,000 years...
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  54. Helios


    I wanted to share this documentary about Atlantis. It has several parts and goes into some really fascinating subjects you wouldn't think are related to Atlantis. It even gives an antediluvian...
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  55. Helios


    It definitely seem to have some kind of structure to it. I don't know enough about NASA's solar imagery to comment on whether or not it's some kind of digital artifact or something...

    Here's link...
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  56. Christian


    How awake do you think you really are?

    I have to say, this video was absolutely incredible! Please give it a chance. The Russian accent is extremely heavy and difficult to understand at times,...
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  57. Helios


    3.3 million-year-old stone tools have been discovered in Kenya that might disprove the theory that the genus Homo was the first to use such tools.

    World's Oldest Stone Tools Predate Humans

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  58. Guest


    This Saturday's celestial phenomenon is on the order of some magnitude because it coincides with other strange and interesting events.

    To read more about the eclipse itself, visit this link:...
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  59. Aristarchus


    Our community is small at the moment, but we're interested in quality, not quantity.

    Our vision is to build a vibrant and unique online community of like-minded individuals. We hope this group...
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