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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Are the aliens laying low?
Purely psychologically, navigators were always ready to meet sea monsters in the deep, which, by the way, happened more than once, according to the preserved records in the ship's logs.…

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Journey into mystery: the most mysterious places
Our globe seems to have no more white spots - everything is open. However, there are still mysterious places covered with legends. It is there that events occur that are…

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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

The most mystifying phenomena of nature
Ancient (and not only ancient) people, not knowing the structure of the world, came up with the most interesting explanations for various natural phenomena. I suggest today to recall some…

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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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Journey into mystery: the most mysterious places
Our globe seems to have no more white spots - everything is open. However, there are still mysterious places covered with legends. It is there that events occur that are…

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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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