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Conspiracy Theorist Max Spiers has been found dead in Poland.

39-year-old Briton Max specialised in UFOs and government cover-ups. He had been staying in Poland with friends, as he was preparing for a big presentation that he was going to give in the summer. Police have assured people that Spiers died of natural causes, despite no post-mortem being carried out. Friends reported that he vomited a dark, sticky liquid before mysteriously dying on a couch in his sleep. The most chilling thing about this story is the last text message Max sent to his mother:

“Your boy is in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”

The Disappearance of the Sodder Children -

A child going missing is arguably the worst thing that could happen to any parent. Now imagine the terror when five of your children go missing. This is exactly what happened to George and Jennie Sodder on Christmas Eve in 1945. The Sodder family had been celebrating the Christmas season in their Fayetteville, West Virginia, home, with 9 of their 10 children. After the family retreated to bed, Jennie was awoken by the phone ringing; it was somebody she didn’t know. She informed them that they had the wrong number and they manically laughed before hanging up. Assuming it was a prank, Jennie was ready to go back to bed when she noticed that the lights were still on and the doors were unlocked, something she had asked the children to attend to before they went to bed.

The family were awoken again at approximately 1:30AM, but this time, it was by something a lot more terrifying - a fire was rushing through their home. Tragically, not everybody managed to escape the burning house and five of the Sodder children, Betty, Jennie, Louis, Martha, and Maurice, remained inside. The family frantically tried to rescue the other children but the fire was raging, making returning to the house impossible. Within 45 minutes, the house was completely burned to the ground. Of course the immediate thought was that the children had perished in the fire. However, no remains of the children were ever found inside the house. In a bizarre and unexplainable twist, remains were discovered inside the house, but they showed no sign of fire damage, almost as if the remains had been stolen from a cemetery and planted inside the house.

One theory, and the theory that the Sodder family themselves believe, is that the chidren were abducted and the fire was set on purpose as a cover up. There is evidence that can back this theory up: In 1968, a photograph was mailed to the Sodder family; on the back was a message which read, “Louis Sodder, I love brother, Frankie. Ilil boys A90132 (or 90135).“ Witnesses also claim they saw a strange man stealing things from the Sodder’s garage as the fire was burning. A ladder, which usually resides in the garage, was nowhere to be found when George attempted to retrieve it in an attempt to climb on the roof to rescue his chidren. Regardless of this and the lack of bodies, the case was never investigated and the five children were declared legally dead. Sadly, both George and Jennie passed away without knowing the truth of what happened to their children.

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UFOs in old artwork- Many theories exist as to why a lot of old canvases appear to depict spaceships in the background. Some people think that it was the artist’s creative attempt to decorate an accidental splash of paint, or they were simply using their imagination to create something unusual that would grab the public’s attention. However a more disturbing theory is that these artists actually saw UFOs, and were painting what they witnessed. The paintings above are just some of the ones that show clear evidence that alien life may have existed centuries ago, if not now. They are certainly hard to explain, and the true identity of these sci-fi looking additions remains a mystery.

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The Mystery of Lars Mittank

Lars Mittank disappeared on July of 2014. The last known footage of him was taken at an airport and it shows some unusual behavior. Lars, for some reason, panics, drops everything, and starts to run. He runs towards the woods near the airport and is never seen or heard from again. The bag he left was searched by police and nothing unusual was found. His family says he has no history of mental illness and they have no way of explaining his strange behavior.

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In 1942, the British government set up a project to test the effects and uses of Anthrax on living creatures. It was decided that for a number of years, researchers would occupy the small Scottish island of Gruinard, where they would experiment on sheep. The tests concluded what we all know today: Anthrax is one of the deadliest substances known to man. All of the sheep died slowly and painfully. The researchers went back to their lives in the lab and the island was left as a disheveled nuclear waste ground.

The strangest part of this story involves reports of human corpses washing up on Scottish beaches, years after the experiments were halted. It was determined that all of the people had died from Anthrax poisoning, but the government gave no explanation as to why. This disturbing case remains a generally unknown conspiracy theory and really makes you wonder how much power our governments truly hold.

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A man finds a handmade wooden box with hinges, a handle and locks. Upon opening the box, he finds some strange letters and illustrations. The person who originally owned this box seemed to be into UFOs, Science, Maps and Biblical Prophecies–which is an odd combination. Here are some of the things found within the box.

This drawing that dates back to 1939.

Numerous illustrations and letters about Extraterestrial encounters.

The original owner had a fascination with these strange winged-humanoid creatures as well. 

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Black-Eyed Kids (BEKs)

If you have spent any amount of time online (especially on paranormal forums), chances are you’ve already stumbled upon at least one story about the Black-Eyed Kids, aka BEKs.

The first known mentioning of a BEK was on a paranormal e-mail list back in 1998.

Since then there have been hundreds if not thousands of reports from all over the U.S. and the world.

Now, a typical encounter with a BEK goes as such:

There is a knock on the door. Usually at some god-awful hour of the night.

When the homeowner goes to answer the door they find two children on their doorstep. These children tend to be in their early teens though there have been known sightings of BEKs much younger. In other words, these are kids that have no business being out this late at night.

Upon the homeowner opening the door, the kids immediately ask for assistance of some kind (“Can we use your phone?” “Can we use your bathroom?” etc.) But just before the owner agrees to help, they begin to get the feeling that something is amiss.

It’s then that they finally notice: the children have black eyes. SOLID black eyes.

As warning flags go up and the homeowner becomes uncomfortable, the children begin to insist on being let in. Usually around this time the homeowner shuts the door in a panic. When they finally gain the courage to open the door, the children are gone.

So who or what are these black-eyed kids?

No one really knows though there are those who believe that they may be vampires as their odd habits do seem to reflect the lore of vampires being unable to enter a house without proper invitation. 

Needless to say, BEKs are NOT something you want to find on your doorstep in the middle of the night…

The Flannan Isles Mystery

The Flannan Isles (also known as the Seven Hunters), named after an Irish priest called St. Flannan, have been the subject of a 100+ year old mystery.
On December 15th, 1900 the crew of a passing ship, the Fairwind, were angry and surprised that no guiding light from the newly-built Flannan Isles lighthouse appeared to be in operation. This was unusual since the lighthouse was always operational. The crew from the Fairwind decided to investigate. 

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Strange Mysteries: The Flatwoods Monster

Friday, September 12th, 1952 - Flatwoods, West Virginia

It is 7:15pm on Friday, September 12th when two brothers, Edward and Fred May, and their friend Tommy Hyer see what appears to be a meteor streaking across the night sky. As they watch, the meteor comes to ground near the farm of local farmer G. Bailey Fisher. Excited at what they will find, they make the trek to Fisher’s farm along with Mrs May and a few other local boys: Neil Nunley (14), Ronnie Shaver (10), and Gene Lemon (17).

When they get there, they notice a strange mist that is described as giving off a “sickening, burnt, metallic odor”. They also notice two strange lights coming from what appears to be a nearby tree. Thinking them to be nothing more than the eyes of some nocturnal animal, Gene turns his flashlight in their direction. It is then that they see the creature that would forever haunt their nightmares: the Flatwoods Monster.

Scared out of their wits, they immediately run back to safety and into the annals of strange mysteries.

So what was the Flatwoods Monster? Unfortunately, we may never know.

Dorothy Forstein from Philadelphia, was a well-liked mother to three children and wife to city magistrate, Jules Forstein. In 1944, Dorothy dropped her children to a friend’s house and made her way back home. As she entered the empty and dark house, she was beaten unconscious by an unknown assailant hiding in her house. The assailant fled as Dorothy lay bleeding on the floor. The random attack was baffling - nothing was stolen from the house. 

Her husband was cleared as a suspect and the family could not think of anybody that would have a grudge on a housewife. Dorothy recovered and life went back to normal. However, on 18 October, 1949, Jules was away from the house for the evening and their eldest daughter, 19-year-old Myrna, was also away from the house. When Jules returned home that night at approximately 11:30PM, he discovered his children cowering in their bedroom and Dorothy was nowhere to be found. 

Their youngest daughter, 9-year-old Marcy, told police that she had been awakened by somebody entering the house. She got up out of bed and walked into the hall and saw a man carrying a seemingly unconscious Dorothy down the stairs. The man looked towards her and whispered “Go back to sleep, little one, your mother is alright.” Dorothy was never seen again.

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The Burning Monk

Thích Quảng Đức, was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963.Quang Duc was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đình Diệm. Photographs of his self-immolation were circulated widely across the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. John F. Kennedy said in reference to a photograph of Duc on fire, “No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one.” Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk’s death.

Quảng Đức’s act increased international pressure on Diệm and led him to announce reforms with the intention of mollifying the Buddhists. However, the promised reforms were not implemented, leading to a deterioration in the dispute. With protests continuing, the ARVN Special Forces loyal to Diệm’s brother, Ngô Đình Nhu, launched nationwide raids on Buddhist pagodas, seizing Quảng Đức’s heart and causing deaths and widespread damage. Several Buddhist monks followed Quảng Đức’s example, also immolating themselves. Eventually, an Army coup toppled Diệm, who was assassinated on 2 November 1963.

Interesting facts:

  • Quang Duc’s body was re-cremated during the funeral, but Duc heart remained intact and did not burn. It was considered to be holy and placed in a glass chalice at Xa Loi Pagoda. The intact heart relic is regarded as a symbol of compassion.
  • Despite the shock of the Western public, the practice of Vietnamese monks self-immolating was not unprecedented. Instances of self-immolations in Vietnam had been recorded for centuries, usually carried out to honor Gautama Buddha.
  • Photographs taken by Malcolm Browne of the self-immolation quickly spread across the wire services and were featured on the front pages of newspapers worldwide. The self-immolation was later regarded as a turning point in the Buddhist crisis and a critical point in the collapse of the Diem regime.
  • Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk’s death.

Nicknamed Dead Children’s Playground, this eerie playground is situated right in the middle of Maple Hill Cemetery. Non-surprisingly, it’s claimed that this ghostly playground is haunted by the many children buried in the one-hundred-acre cemetery in which is it situated. People have often reported hearing disembodied laughs and chants of children as the swings randomly move; the playground is said to be most active with obscure occurrences between 10:00PM and 3:00AM. Legend says that a number of children were abducted in the 1960′s and their slain bodies were dumped in the area of Dead Children’s Playground.

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Shell Grotto at Margate - made of 4.6 million shells, 2000 square feet of mosaic and one big mystery.

In 1835, James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto; 70ft of winding underground passages leading to an oblong chamber, its walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells. Nobody can explain who built this amazing place, or why.