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Prehistoric Tools Found In Maryland Suggest Humans Came To America 7,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Geologist Darrin Lowery published his findings from Parsons Island in a 260-page manuscript online, which has drawn criticism from academics who would have preferred Lowery publish in a peer-reviewed journal.

For years, scientists have hotly debated when, exactly, humans first arrived in the Americas. But now, a scientist affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution believes he has uncovered evidence in Maryland that could set the record straight, once and for all.

Darrin Lowery, a coastal geol

Archaeologists In France Unearth American World War I Military Hospital

Massive military hospital complexes were set up across France during World War I — and now archaeologists have uncovered one near Savenay, along with a trove of items left behind by American soldiers.

More than a century after Allied forces signed an armistice marking an end to World War I, French archaeologists have unearthed an American military hospital from the war. What’s more, the site revealed a host of items left behind by soldiers who stayed there.

The discovery was announced in a pre

Medieval Christians Supplied Pagans With Horses For Sacrifice, New Study Suggests

An analysis of 74 horses' teeth from pagan burials reveals that many of the animals originated from Christianized Scandinavia and traveled nearly 1,000 miles before being sacrificed.

During the late medieval period, pagans in northern Europe’s Baltic region imported horses from neighboring Christian countries for use in funeral rituals, according to a new study from Cardiff University.

Published in the journal Science Advances, the study analyzed remains of horses found at various ancient ritu

Where Is The Real-Life Background Of The Mona Lisa? A Geologist In Italy Claims To Have Solved The Mystery

Geologist and art historian Ann Pizzorusso believes that the background of the Mona Lisa depicts Lecco, a small town in the Lombardy region of Italy.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is perhaps the world’s most famous painting. It’s also one of the world’s most mysterious. For centuries, art historians have analyzed the Mona Lisa, hoping to discern whether the woman in the painting was meant to be smiling, what da Vinci’s original sketches for the painting looked like, and the location that the pa

Footprints, Grainy Footage, And An FBI File: Inside The Decades-Long Quest To Determine Whether Bigfoot Is Real

Rumors about the Sasquatch have circulated for centuries, and while there has never been any conclusive evidence to prove that Bigfoot is real, a number of reputable scientists believe it’s possible.

Bigfoot is easily the most famous cryptid in American folklore. Otherwise known as Sasquatch, the hairy, bipedal creature has been a popular figure for decades, particularly in cryptozoology circles. But this fascination isn’t just relegated to the fringe. Even the FBI at one point opened an invest

An Ancient Axe Head Was Found By A Man Weeding His Raspberry Patch In Poland

Measuring 2.5 inches long, this head would have been part of an axe likely wielded by a member of the Globular Amphora culture that remains largely mysterious to this day.

While removing weeds from his raspberry patch, a Polish gardener recently discovered a smooth, wedge-shaped rock. Believing the rock held some significance, the gardener reported the find to officials.

His intuition was spot on, it turned out, as archaeologists quickly identified the smooth stone as a fragment of a 4,500-yea

Qubilah Shabazz Watched Her Father Malcolm X Die — Then Plotted To Kill The Man She Believed Was Responsible

Qubilah Shabazz was convinced that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was responsible for the 1965 assassination of her father, Malcolm X — and in 1995, she was arrested for conspiring to have Farrakhan killed.

Qubilah Shabazz’s life was never easy. The daughter of Malcolm X, Shabazz was a victim of violence from an early age — and witnessed the assassination of her father at just four years old.

That moment, understandably, left an impact on Shabazz. Beyond the struggle of growing up with

A New Study Suggests That This 130,000-Year-Old Bear Bone Is One Of The Earliest Examples Of Neanderthal Art

Incisions made by Neanderthals on this prehistoric bear bone seem to be deliberate and non-utilitarian, suggesting they are an early example of symbolic art.

At first glance, this prehistoric bear bone seems worse for the wear. Etched into its sides are marks that look like cuts, perhaps made by some sort of claw or possibly just damaged over the millennia.

However, a new study suggests these marks may have been deliberately carved into the bone by Neanderthals 130,000 years ago as a form of s

Archaeologists In Albania Find A 1,600-Year-Old Indoor Swimming Pool In A Lavish Ancient Roman Villa

While excavating the site of a future school building, Albanian archaeologists discovered the ruins of ancient villas where Roman elites once lived — and one held an elaborate indoor pool.

Archaeologists working at the Albanian port city of Durrës recently unearthed a 1,600-year-old indoor pool in an ancient Roman villa. This was a first-of-its-kind discovery, even in a city known for unique Roman architecture.

Excavations at the site began ahead of planned construction for a new school, leadi

How The Denver Airport Murals Became The Subject Of Countless Conspiracy Theories

Leo Tanguma's murals at Denver International Airport weren't supposed to be controversial — but fate had other plans.

Denver International Airport has an odd history as the source of countless conspiracy theories — though that’s not as outlandish as you might think. From the massive blue statue of a horse outside its doors (often dubbed “Blucifer”) to the unusual Denver Airport murals, it’s clear as soon as you arrive that this is no ordinary airport.

In fact, the murals themselves — and espec

Archaeologists Just Uncovered A Medieval Church And Several Bodies Under The Tennis Court At A Hilltop Castle In Hungary

This discovery marks the first time that pre-Ottoman structures have been unearthed at Visegrád Castle — and research is just getting underway.

Amid ongoing archaeological work at Hungary’s Visegrád Castle, researchers unearthed the remains of the Church of the Virgin Mary under what is now a tennis court. The church was built in the 14th century, during the reign of King Sigismund of Luxembourg, on a hill overlooking the Danube River.

What’s more, the church also contained remnants of a blood

A Homeless Woman Was Just Discovered Living In A Grocery Store Sign In Michigan — For Over A Year

Contractors investigated an unusual extension cord on the roof of a Family Fare store in Midland, Michigan — and discovered a 34-year-old woman living inside the grocery store sign.

A 34-year-old woman in Midland, Michigan was found living in the rooftop sign of a local supermarket toward the end of April. The woman, who remains unidentified, had apparently been living inside the Family Fare sign for about a year, authorities said, and had outfitted the space with flooring, a Keurig coffee make

A Homeless Woman Was Just Discovered Living In A Grocery Store Sign In Michigan — For Over A Year

Contractors investigated an unusual extension cord on the roof of a Family Fare store in Midland, Michigan — and discovered a 34-year-old woman living inside the grocery store sign.

A 34-year-old woman in Midland, Michigan was found living in the rooftop sign of a local supermarket toward the end of April. The woman, who remains unidentified, had apparently been living inside the Family Fare sign for about a year, authorities said, and had outfitted the space with flooring, a Keurig coffee make

A New Analysis Of Beethoven’s Hair May Finally Reveal Why The Legendary Composer Went Deaf

Staggeringly high levels of lead were found in Ludwig van Beethoven's hair, as well as mercury and arsenic.

Ludwig van Beethoven is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential and pioneering classical composers. He was also deaf, making his symphonies all the more impressive. Now, nearly 200 years after Beethoven’s death, researchers believe they may have found a possible cause of his deafness: extremely high levels of lead in his system.

The German composer’s hearing loss, which

Aliens, Strange Aircrafts, And Mysterious Infections: Inside The Varginha UFO Incident Of 1996

Several residents of a town in Brazil claimed that their city was overrun with aliens in 1996 — and that the government covered it up. But is there any proof?

In January 1996, three young witnesses between the ages of 14 and 22 claimed to have seen something strange in Varginha, Brazil. They said they had seen a small, hairless creature with oily brown skin, a large head, and red eyes — and they referred to it as a “devil.”

In the days that followed, several other residents would come forward,

A Teacher Weeding His Garden In England Stumbled Upon An Ancient Stone Inscribed With Rare Ogham Script

Geography teacher Graham Senior came across a stone inscribed with the ancient Irish writing while weeding his garden in Coventry.

An English geography teacher was tending to his garden in Coventry when he came across one particularly strange rock. Inscribed on its surface were mysterious markings that he did not recognize.

Curious, Graham Senior sent photographs of the rock to a local archaeologist. To Senior’s surprise, the archaeologist revealed that the rock in his garden was inscribed mor

71-Year-Old Egg Collecting ‘Addict’ Sentenced In England After Stealing Thousands Of Wild Bird Eggs

Daniel Lingham was previously convicted for illegal egg collecting in 2005 and 2018.

A Norfolk man has been sentenced for illegally “collecting” nearly 3,000 wild birds’ eggs.

Daniel Lingham, 71, was handed a suspended jail term and ordered to undergo a 12-month mental health treatment program after he was caught on wildlife camera stealing two nightjar eggs from a nature reserve in June 2023.

When police searched his home, they discovered that Lingham had been storing thousands of eggs at th

Largest Collection Of 16th And 17th-Century Clothing And Shoes Ever Found In Europe Uncovered In Poland

Discovered at the site of a future film studio, the collection of 16th- and 17th-century clothing highlights the important role Toruń played as a cultural hub at the time.

Archaeologists in Poland recently discovered a rare collection of fabrics and shoes dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries while excavating the site of a future film studio. The collection of centuries-old outfits is quite possibly the largest ever found in Europe.

The discovery was made in Toruń, a city with deep histor

How Anissa Weier And Her Friend Morgan Geyser Tried To Sacrifice A Fellow 6th-Grade Student To Slender Man

On May 31, 2014, 12-year-old Anissa Weier and her friend Morgan Geyser carried out a disturbing plot to stab their 6th-grade classmate Payton Leutner — because they thought it would make the fictional monster Slender Man happy.

When three young girls headed into the woods on May 31, 2014, few would have assumed the outing would end with a bloody knife. Few, that is, except for Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who had planned to lure their friend Payton Leutner to her death that fair morning.

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Wisconsin Teacher Madison Bergmann Charged With Sexually Assaulting An 11-Year-Old Student

Madison Bergmann, a 24-year-old teacher at River Crest Elementary School in Hudson, Wisconsin, was allegedly "obsessed" with her fifth-grade student.

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher is facing charges of child sexual assault after it was revealed that she had been “making out” with an 11-year-old student.

Madison Bergmann, 24, had been texting the young boy, with incriminating messages detailing the time they spent together in her classroom. These conversations included details about how

A Drought In The Philippines Just Dried Up A Reservoir — And Revealed A Forgotten, Centuries-Old Town

About 50 years after it was intentionally flooded, extreme heat and low rainfall have revealed the forgotten town of Pantabangan in the Philippines.

A prolonged period of little rain and intense heat in the Philippines’ Nueva Ecija province just caused a reservoir’s water levels to dramatically recede — exposing the ruins of a lost 300-year-old town.

Although the village itself is around three centuries old, it was inhabited into the 1970s. The town’s population was then relocated to make way

'I Am The Captain Now': The True Story Behind The Somali Pirate Leader In 'Captain Phillips'

As portrayed in the Tom Hanks-led film Captain Phillips, Abduwali Muse and three other Somali pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama and kidnapped its captain. But Muse’s story was far more complicated than it appeared onscreen.

Abduwali Muse’s life took a dramatic turn from the impoverished streets of Somalia to the global stage when, in April 2009, he became the face of modern piracy.

That month, Muse became internationally known as the sole surviving pirate from the group that hijacked the MV

Serge Monast, The Journalist Who Claimed NASA And The UN Were Trying To Create A New World Order

In 1994, Serge Monast claimed that NASA and the United Nations were trying to abolish traditional religions and national identities — so they could create a totalitarian one-world government.

Serge Monast is a name that has sparked controversy, intrigue, and countless theories within conspiracy circles and beyond.

This Canadian journalist, poet, and essayist became most notorious for his development of the Project Blue Beam conspiracy theory in the 1990s. This theory proposed that NASA and the

These Prehistoric Monuments Found In Ireland May Have Served As ‘Routes For The Dead’

Using LiDAR technology, archaeologists found that prehistoric monuments across County Wicklow may have served as routes to guide spirits to the afterlife.

In a recent archaeological survey, researchers revealed the presence of hundreds of previously unknown historic monuments scattered across the Irish countryside, including a “massive” Bronze Age hillfort and early medieval fortifications.

However, the most significant of these finds were five particularly rare structures from prehistoric tim
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