Mountain of the Dead demands new victims: remembering the tragedy at the Dyatlov pass
The first of February will mark 57 years since a terrible tragedy took place high in the mountains of the Northern Urals on one of the passes – members of…

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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…

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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…

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fascinating beauty

ZONE-51

Zone 51 is a secret US military base that has not been mapped on any map of the world. Here, according to many ufologists and scientists, are the wreckage of alien aircraft and their bodies. In addition, research and testing of ultra-modern aircraft and weapons using alien technology is carried out here. Until recently, this base, located in the Nevada desert, was the biggest secret of the American government. The road leading to it is always quiet and deserted. For more than a hundred kilometers, a person will not meet a city, a locality, or a single sign. Only on the approach to the base itself begin to catch the eye of huge shields that warn “uninvited guests” from further progress, because there is a forbidden zone ahead.The approaches to Area 51 are patrolled by special military seal units. They drive white Cherokee jeeps with government license plates and try to avoid contact with visitors, unless, of course, the latter are overly curious. Continue reading

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 several works by the famous artist-Peredvizhnik Ivan Kramskoy. The largest number of legends is associated with his painting “Mermaids”.

The idea of” Mermaids “appeared in the artist under the impression of N. Gogol’s Novella “may night, or the drowned Woman”. According to popular beliefs, girls who were drowned after death became mermaids. It was them and decided to write Ivan Kramskoy. This theme was very unexpected and new for the realist artist. The artist was very fond of Gogol and read all his works many times. He wanted to convey the very atmosphere of “May night”, to immerse the viewer in the mysterious world of Ukrainian folklore. 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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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…

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Mystery and fantasy in an unusual paintings by Alexandra Modeller
The gallery of strange creatures, embodied fears and sinful desires in the paintings of Alexandra Bodeller will easily take you to the farthest borders of fantasy. Each canvas is a…

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Mystical cities
Mysticism is the name given to any phenomenon or event that cannot be explained. However, there is still an incredible number of mystical places on the planet that have manifested…

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