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
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