The fantastic worlds

Fascinating work, at the same time causing anxiety and emotion
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Invented by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of…

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The bride's corpse: the mystical story of the La Pascualita mannequin
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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Guardian angel
This happened at the end of November 2004. Then I just got a passport, and my friends and I were going to celebrate the New year in "warm lands". The…

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Shaman vs NKVD: the Sorcerer took mystical revenge on his enemies after death

Mystical stories associated with the death of shamans, evoke fear. If you believe the legends, the resting place has a mystical power, and all living things try to avoid it. In the Soviet years, paranormal phenomena were treated with skepticism, but history knows of a case when the spirit of a shaman took revenge even on NKVD employees.
The funeral of a shaman is a whole ritual that should not be broken in order to avoid trouble. If the spirit of the sorcerer does not rest in peace, then the living will not rest, especially his relatives. According to tradition, the shaman’s body is not interred after death. At first, a special structure made of wooden boards – arangas-is built on the trees. It is installed on pre-cut four trees, which form a kind of props. Continue reading

9 medieval curses that scared book thieves

The threat to go to the gallows may seem unnecessarily harsh for stealing a book, but this is just one example of a long-standing tradition of book curses. Before the invention of the printing press in the West, the cost of a single book could be enormous. As explained by the scientist-specialist in the middle Ages Eric Kwakkel, theft of books in those days were more like stealing a car today. Today there is a car alarm, and then there were chains, chests and.. curses.

The earliest such curses date back to the seventh century BC. They are found in Latin, the languages of various European Nations, Arabic, Greek, and other languages. Curses existed in some cases even in the age of printing, gradually disappearing as books became cheaper. Continue reading

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 you believe it or not, almost 13 years have passed since the film was released, and the number of actors who took part in the shooting and passed away during this time is approaching two dozen.
The series premiered on December 19, 2005, and two months before that, the actor who played the role of investigator Sidorov was found dead in his own apartment. Alexander Chaban died at the age of 47 under unclear circumstances. A year later, 38-year-old Pavel Komarov (a thief from the pier) passed away.
A heart attack caused the death of Stanislav Landgraf in December 2006. Continue reading

The unsolved mystery of the “humpback horse”: what hidden knowledge could the author encode in the fairy tale?

When Pyotr Yershov wrote “the humpback horse”, he was only 18 years old. The genius of this tale, which has not lost popularity until now, as well as the fact that after it the writer was no longer able to create anything outstanding (the other works were clearly weaker), does not cease to surprise readers and literary critics. But fans of mysticism and hidden meanings find a lot of encrypted information in the “humpback horse”. They believe that in this way the author wanted to pass on some secret knowledge to descendants.

Yershov with the participation of Pushkin
This brilliant work, translated into dozens of languages and published in our country at least 150 times, is shrouded in a veil of mystery. Continue reading

Except Rasputin: Holy Fools, mystics and charlatans in the entourage of Nicholas II

The symbol of the moral degradation of power under the last Russian Emperor was the elder Grigory Rasputin. The uncritical confidence of the Royal family in the scandalous visionary caused confusion and indignation among dignitaries and the public. But even before the appearance of Rasputin at the court of the king was sympathetic to dubious characters. Among them there were wizards, hypnotists, fortune-tellers, and many other charlatans who looked like the “Holy devil”.

Both the Emperor and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna were distinguished by their piety and reverence for Orthodoxy. For many years they waited for the birth of an heir, but only daughters were born. The sense of evil fate strengthened the religious views of the already impressionable couple. Continue reading

No luck, neither in death nor in love: is it really over Isadora Duncan hangs a family curse?
The name of Isadora Duncan is well known in Russia. The talented dancer went down in the history of world art as a bold experimenter. However, the Grand success did…

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Fascinating work, at the same time causing anxiety and emotion
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Invented by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of…

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8 mystical places of the Moscow region, about which different "horror stories" tell»
There are a lot of beautiful and mysterious places in the Moscow region, but there are special areas in the region that are considered abnormal and even mystical by local…

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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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