The fantastic worlds

Seven rings of Pushkin: could the talisman save the poet in a duel?
"Keep me, my mascot” - these lines are familiar to everyone from school, but few people know what role mascots played in the life of Alexander Pushkin. In total, the…

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The curse of the "Master and Margarita": how the fate of the actors who starred in the series based on the mystical novel by Bulgakov
During theatrical productions and filming of films on "the Master and Margarita" invariably occur certain events that generate rumors of mystical cases with those who try to screen it. Whether…

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Mysticism is near us
Did anything surprising happen to you? Our electricity was leaping (my computer didn't turn on at all). On this day, so many things accumulated that everything had to be done…

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See with your skin: the unsolved phenomenon of the Soviet psychic Rosa Kuleshova

“Clairvoyance”, “skin vision” or even “quackery”. As soon as in the 1960-70s, the superpowers of the phenomenal girl Rosa Kuleshova were not called. Scientists and doctors have struggled to figure out how she can “read” with her eyes closed, but neither has been able to provide a scientific explanation for her secret talent.

Rosa Kuleshova, at first glance, was quite an ordinary girl born in the post-war years. The father was killed at the front, the mother arranged her personal life by getting married for the second time, and the grandmother took care of the baby. However, this did not last long: my grandmother lived a short life and, left almost an orphan after her death, rose was forced to drop out of school and get a job as a nurse, although she finished only 7 classes. The girl’s health deteriorated: due to a nervous breakdown, she developed epilepsy. Continue reading

Magnet healing: how pseudo science helped to discover hypnosis

During his lifetime, Franz Mesmer was an extraordinary figure: some considered him a brilliant scientist and discoverer of the so-called” animal magnetism”, others were sure that he was nothing more than a charlatan and illusionist. Mesmer became famous for discovering a new method of treating patients with magnets. Modern scientists tend to believe that, in fact, he discovered the method of hypnosis, anticipating the scientific ideas of Sigmund Freud and Gustav Jung for half a century.
Franz Mesmer came from a poor family with many children, but his parents understood the importance of education and allowed both Franz and his eight siblings to go to universities. Franz spent his student years in Vienna, where he defended his dissertation, studying in detail the influence of planets on the human body. Continue reading

Secrets of the “Ice man” superpower: how to defeat diseases with the help of cold

Climb to the top of mount Everest while wearing only shoes and shorts? Swim in icy water 100 meters under the ice? Stand for two hours in a container of ice? – All this seems impossible for an ordinary person, at least without serious, if not fatal, health consequences. However, the Dutchman WIM Hof proved by his example – as well as by the example of his students – that such “superpowers” are available to everyone.In April, Wim Hof, who is also called the “Ice man”, will turn 58 years old. Most people by this age acquire some health problems and reasons for sadness; constant stress, sedentary lifestyle, medications, poor ecology, viruses-there are more than enough factors around us that lead us to a situation where complaining about health becomes almost a habit. Continue reading

7 most terrible places in Ukraine that not all tourists dare to visit

Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe, which holds many ncient secretsa and mysterious stories. Some locations from the Soviet era, as well as old castles, cause a sense of real fear, which attracts thrill-seekers. What places in Ukraine are avoided by local residents, but are welcomed by extreme  all over the world – further in the review.

The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986 dramatically changed the lives of millions of Soviet people, as well as the fate of surrounding villages.

Shortly before the disaster, the city of Pripyat was inhabited by 47 thousand people, but now no one lives here. Continue reading

Socialism came 9,000 years ago, or what do we know about the Bronze age

The bronze age is not just an era when people began to kill each other with bronze swords instead of stone axes. It was in the bronze age that the first revolution took place, the goal of which was to achieve equality. In the bronze age, the first major battle of the two armies took place. In the bronze age, there were complex ideas about the afterlife and the first attempts to open the third eye surgically.
Freedom, equality, fraternity: the revolution that took place 9,000 years ago
In 1958, a bronze age settlement was found under one of the hills in Turkey, known as Chatal Huyuk. Excavations and research have shown that the settlement existed for at least fourteen centuries and was definitely located on this site in the period from 7000 BC to 6000 BC. Continue reading

Haunted house: 5 mysterious estates in Russia, where they promise a meeting with the unknown
In Europe, houses and castles associated with mystical stories are always popular among tourists. Ghosts that supposedly live in ancient palaces become a brand for which fans of the unknown…

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10 unverified claims of the eccentric mystic and the most famous marginalist of the XX century Aleister Crowley
Someone calls Aleister Crowley a philosopher and occultist, someone a great black magician, a follower of Edgar PoE and a predecessor of Burroughs. But the fact remains that without this…

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The curse of the "Master and Margarita": how the fate of the actors who starred in the series based on the mystical novel by Bulgakov
During theatrical productions and filming of films on "the Master and Margarita" invariably occur certain events that generate rumors of mystical cases with those who try to screen it. Whether…

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Mystical story of the painting of Ivan Kramskoy "Mermaids»
In the history of classical Russian painting, there are many mysterious and surprising episodes that allow us to talk about the existence of paintings with "bad reputation". This list includes…

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