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The USS Stein Sea Monster

The USS Stein Monster was a properly unidentified sea creature that apparently attacked the Knox-class destroyer escort USS Stein (DE -1065), which was later redesignated as a Frigate (FF-1065) in the US Navy.

The ship had got its name USS Stein after Tony Stein, who was the first Marine to receive the 'Medal of Honor' for action in the Battle of Iwo Jima. USS Stein was commissioned on 8 January 1972, and after two decades of her restless service, she got decommissioned on 19 March 1992.
In 1976, the USS Stein was attacked by a sea monster believed to be an unknown species of giant squid, which damaged the "NOFOUL" rubber coating of her AN/SQS-26 SONAR dome. Over 8 percent of the surface coating was unbelievably damaged. Nearly all of the cuts contained remains of sharp, curved claws found on the rims of suction cups of some squid's tentacles. The claws were indeed much larger than any reported at that time which indicated the monstrous creature to may have been…
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Omayra Sánchez Garzón ― The Tragic Story of a Brave Colombian Girl

A Colombian girl named Omayra Sánchez Garzón born on August 28, 1972, was peacefully living in the town of Armero in Tolima with his small family. And when Sánchez was only 13 years old, she couldn't think that a dark time was surrounding them beneath a silence of nature, and soon it would swallow their whole territory, making one of the world's deadliest macabre events.
On November 13, 1985, a small eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano located close to the Armero territory, produced an enormous lahar (mudflows of volcanic ash mixed with water) of volcanic debris mixed with ice that interred and destroyed the entire town of Armero and 13 other villages in Tolima, causing an estimated 25,000 deaths. This tragic sequel later became known as the Armero tragedy—the deadliest lahar in recorded history.
Prior to the eruption, Sánchez was at home with her father Álvaro Enrique, a rice and sorghum collector, brother Álvaro Enrique and aunt María Adela Garzón, and her mother María Alei…

250K Years Old Aluminum Wedge or Just a Hoax?!!

In 1974,  a group of building workers while working on the shores of the Mures River near the town of Aiud in central Romania, discovered three different objects 10 meters (33 feet) deep in a sand trench, of which two were the prehistoric elephant's fossilized bones but the third object was looked like a wedge of very light man-made metal such as aluminium, which was mysteriously located alongside the two fossilized bones.

The mysterious wedge was 7.8 inches long, 4.9 inches wide and 2.8 inches thick, and it was conceived that it might be the end of an axe made of aluminium.
This incredible find dumbfounded most of the researchers when the Romanian authorities dated the bone fossils as being 2.5 million years old and the aluminium wedge as being 250,000 years old, as aluminium was difficult to create even by the 19th century.
The experts were more puzzled when they observed the concavities of the wedge and the further tests had revealed that it was made of 12 different metals and…

Untraced Hidden Treasures in the Book of "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!"

In 1982, a mystery book called "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!" was published in the U.S. which was created by Byron Preiss. Preiss was inspired by the book, Masquerade, that was published in England in the year of 1979.
Masquerade was written and illustrated by Kit Williams, containing fifteen paintings that beckoned to the location of a hidden treasure made of an 18-carat gold, jewel-encrusted hare buried somewhere in England. That book sold millions of copies around the globe.
Preiss assigned a young artist named John Jude Palencar to create the twelve paintings for his book, of which each painting was combined with a cryptic poem. Used together, they pointed an armchair sleuth to a specific location. There, three feet underground, a buried casque could be found, and inside of that casque, a ceramic key will be hidden. Each key could be turned into the publisher, who would hand over a gem worth around $1,000.


Unfortunately, "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!" was not …

Haunted Brij Raj Bhavan with a Tragic History, Rajasthan, India

During the 1830s, India was partially under control of England and most of the Indian cities were completely under the British power. In this situation, Kota, one of the Rajasthan's big cities though had an Indian King, the city and its surrounding area were fully controlled by the British Officials and the King would act just as a talking puppet. As the residence of officer they had constructed a palace there in the year 1830 and named it Brijraj Bhavan Palace. Its name is depicting a significant meaning that leads "British Raj", in which the Indian word 'Raj' means 'Kingdom', "Britsh Kingdom". Whether some believe that it was named after the name of India's post independence monarch, King Brijraj.
In 1844, a Major named Charles Burton was posted in Kota and he had been living there with his family till the huge outbreak of mutiny in 1857, when Major Burton was asked to travel and handle the mutiny in Neemuch, a small town located in Madhy…

The Girl on the Night Train

A girl got on a train one night and saw there were seven rows of empty seats except the last one, as being a little shy she sat down opposite the woman who was sitting between two men in that last row of seats. Though she didn't pay her keen attention to them, she could notice the woman seemed to be staring at her constantly, but she couldn't quite see because the woman had her hood up.


At the next stop, a middle aged man got on that compartment and sat next to the girl. After a while, the man whispered to the girl, "If you know what's good for you, you'll get off at the next stop with me, trust me." She was scared in such a awkward moment, but shortly thought that the best idea would be to get off at the next stop as he asked, as there might be at least some people around.


At the next stop the girl got off the train with the man and watched the train to speed by. The man then turned to the girl and said, "Thank God, I am a doctor and that hooded woman…

Bizarre Trend in Japan After the Suicide of Kiyoko Matsumoto

On February 12, 1933, a 19-year-old Japanese school girl named Kiyoko Matsumoto committed suicide by jumping into the active volcanic crater of Mount Mihara, on the island of Izu Ōshima.


 Matsumotohaddeveloped an infatuation with one of her fellow student named Masako Tomita. Since lesbian relationships were considered taboo in Japanese culture at that time, she and Tomita decided to travel to the volcano so that Matsumoto could end her life there, what she really did.

After  her tragic death, this act started a bizarre trend in Japan, and in the following year, 944 people including 804 men and 140 women leap into the volcano to meet their horrible death. Within the next two years, 350 more suicides were happened there and some visitors would often travel to Mount Mihara just to watch the pathetic scene of people's jump.

Dead Children's Playground ― the Most Haunted Park in Huntsville, Alabama

Hidden amongst the old beech trees within the limits of Maple Hill Cemetery in the Maple Hill Park, Huntsville, Alabama lies a small playground with few simple playing equipment includes swings, and a modern jungle gym. It is known to locals as the Dead Children's Playground. This hill park was founded in 1869 and since a few decades it's said to be one of the country's most haunted places in the local stories.


It is believed that at night, the children buried in the nearby century-old cemetery claim the park for their play. Many people claim to have witnessed them and heard their cries, whispers or giggling-sounds, as well as moving the swings by themselves in the darkness of night. Sometimes there have also been reported the sound of a feet running in the nearby wood with a suppressed woman voice.

Another legend tells that the spirits are actually of those displeased children who were abducted around 1960 and their bodies were found in the vicinity of the Dead Children&…

Dumas Beach in Gujrat ― the Beach of Dread

Dumas Beach in Gujarat, India, is situated with its calm beauty along the Arabian Sea. The beach is especially known for its black sand and spooky activities that occur after the sun drowns into the darkish sea.
Once, used to be a burning ghat (Crematory), this place said to still blows the eerie memories on its winds. Both morning walkers and tourists often hear the strange cries and whispers at the beach. There have been a lot of people going missing after they have set out on a night time walk, exploring the mysterious beauty of the beach. Even, the dogs also feel the presences of somethings unworldly there and bark at the air in warning to keep their owners from harm.

Khatt Shebib ― the Mystery Wall in Jordan

Using aerial photography, archaeologists in Jordan have mapped a 150-km-long short heighted and wide width ruined wall known today as the "Khatt Shebib". This stone-wall's appearance indicates that it wasn't probably made for a defensive purpose. This mystery wall in Jordan was first reported in 1948, and since then, a lot of effort has been made for; but the archaeologists still aren't sure why and when it was built, or who actually built it.


The wall is expanded from north-northeast to south-southwest and contains sections in some locations where two walls go along together side by side, as well as sections where the wall branches off. In the present days, the wall is in ruins, in its time, it would have nearly stood about 3.3 feet high and just 1.6 feet wide; which is alluding that the Khatt Shebib perhaps wasn't built to keep protected from the invaders' army. However, it may have been built to keep out less threatening enemies such as hungry goats o…

Haunting Events in the Abandoned Woodchester Mansion, UK

The Gothic and Victorian Woodchester Mansion is located in Woodchester Park in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, England, and is said to be the home of numerous ghosts and haunting events.

Woodchester Mansion was created by William Leigh. He bought the Woodchester Park estate for £100,000 and after demolishing the Springfield Park, he began to construct this beautiful mansion. Later, this estate was transferred from one owner to another and finally came in the hands of George Huntley. It is said that Huntley was nearly bankrupted to bear its expenses. In the 1870s, during the middle of construction, the building was abandoned, and to this day this glorious Gothic masterpiece stands incomplete with the missing floors, plaster and rooms from the inside.

Now in these days, the visitors are often claiming to have been attacked by the ghosts in this mansion and some women have even reported a floating head in the bathroom, while a ghost of a little girl and an old lady have also been spotted t…

The Lost "Rainmaking Device" of Juan Baigorri

From the history, our dreams have always made us more thirsty for all the miracle inventions and many of them are now walking along with us in this advanced era whether some of them have mysteriously lost forever and never been found again.
Today, I am going to tell you such a miracle story of another hi-tech invention from the 1930s and afterwards that is based on an Argentinian scientist named Juan Baigorri Velar and his breakthrough find- "The Rainmaking Device" which has been lost forever. It is said that the mysterious device could control over the weather by making rainfall whenever and wherever he wanted.
The famous untold scientist Juan Baigorri Velar was an engineering student and studied at the National College of Buenos Aires. Later, he traveled to Italy to specialized in Geophysics at the University of Melan. He was initially working on measurement of potential electricity and electromagnetic conditions of Earth.
In 1926, during his work, when he was carrying …

Beware Before You Mess Up with Robert the Haunted Doll

In the early 1900s, there lived a little boy named Robert Eugene Otto or shortly called as Gene in the Otto Family in Key West, Florida, United States, who got a strange, straw-filled doll from one of their family maids to play with. Only 4-year-old Gene showed the immense love to his life-sized doll and would like to bring it along everywhere, even naming it 'Robert' after himself. It was not long, however, before people began to notice the signs of Robert the Doll’s evil and mischievous nature.
As rumour has it, the Otto family members and their servants would often hear Gene in his bedroom, having conversations with himself in two entirely different voices which spooked them out so much. Furthermore, the Ottos would wake up in the midnight hours to screaming from Gene's bedroom, only to find him terrified in bed, surrounded by scattered and overturned furniture. Gene would blame Robert the Doll for all those awkward messing events, while Robert would glare at him from …

The Trail of Devil's Footprints

The Devil's Footprints were a phenomenon that occurred during February 1855 around the Exe Estuary in East and South Devon, England. After a heavy snowfall, trails of Hoof-like Marks appeared overnight in the snow cover. These footprints, most of which measured about 4 inches long, 3 inches across, between 8 and 16 inches apart and mostly in a single file, were reported from more than 30 locations across Devon and Dorset with a total distance of some 60 to 160 km through the houses, rivers, haystacks, snow-covered roofs, high walls, even, through the various drain pipes as small as 4 inches in diameter.


Some people believed that the footprints were the tracks of satan. Numerous theories have been made but none of them is able to explain this phenomenon satisfyingly. Some of those explanations are mentioned below.
• Some sceptical investigators such as Joe Nickel, Mike Dash had concluded that the eye-witness descriptions of the footprints varied from person to person and there was…