Neanderthal

About 40,000 years ago, the European continent was home to another species of hominid at a time when modern humans first set foot there. The Neanderthals had been there for hundreds of thousands of years ...

Mary Magdalene

According to Peter's gospel, three days after the crucifixion of Jesus, angels came to announce the resurrection to his disciples. But it is to Mary Magdalene that they would have appeared first ...

Tutankhamun

When the British archaeologist Howard Carter unearthed Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, it propelled the enigmatic pharaoh of ancient Egypt to the rank of celebrity. King Tut's tomb was discovered almost entirely intact, unlike other known tombs of Pharaohs ...

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

It is to the ancient Greeks that we owe the list of the Seven Wonders of the World, ancient historical monuments that testify to all the power of these great civilizations. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only wonder that is still possible to admire to this day ...

Mary Celeste

Sailing unmanned in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, about 650 km east of the Azores, the Mary Celeste's ghost boat is found on December 4, 1872. There is no sign of life on board and some of its sails are still hoisted...

Roswell

Through the years, the Roswell incident has taken an inordinate proportion and has become one of the most famous ufological phenomena in the world. There are many documents that deal with the subject: movies, TV series, books by the hundreds as well as several websites entirely devoted to ...

Olmec

Olmec culture is considered a mother civilization in Mexican regions and by most specialists. Being the oldest of Mesoamerica, it had a decisive influence on all the peoples of the region who succeeded it: Mayas, Zapotecs, Toltecs, Aztecs ...

Labyrinth

The mystery of the labyrinth begins with that of his name. No satisfactory explanation has been found so far, yet many scholars have tried to give it meaning. The debate still persists with experts as to the Egyptian or Cretan or even Mycenaean origins, the Labyrinth ...

Atlantis

The myth of Atlantis, which has come down to us thanks to the works of Plato, has all of a fable: the Atlanteans, valiant and prosperous people, would have become corrupt, quarrelsome and greedy, attracting the wrath of the gods ...

Bermuda Triangle

Since 1800, a considerable number of ships and planes have disappeared between the Bermuda archipelago and Florida. Bad weather, geological or paranormal phenomena, extraterrestrial abductions, these versions ...

Jack the Ripper

August 31, 1888 is discovered in the London district of Whitechapel the murdered body of a woman. The victim, aged 43, is Mary Ann Nichols. Prostitute, she does not belong to any brothel ...

JFK

On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, thirty-fifth president of the United States, was assassinated during a visit to Texas. While authorities are wallowing in a suspicious silence, an unusual element feeds ...

Great Pyramid of Giza

Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one we can still admire today. Along with the funerary ensembles that surrounds it, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since ...

Loch Ness

The loch Ness monster, nicknamed Nessie, is the most famous attraction in the Scottish world. There are isolated words of witnesses who have seen or approached it, and photographs of which have been ...

Iron Mask

At the end of the seventeenth century, the rumor spread a mysterious story: King Louis XIV would maintain in captivity a man whom even jailers ignore the true identity. Incarcerated in the greatest secrecy...

Maya

A brilliant civilization of Central America, Maya culture dominated the present-day Mexican territories of Yucatan and Chiapas, as well as Honduras and Guatemala. From 800, its cities know a ...

Nostradamus

Passed to posterity under the name of Nostradamus, Michel de Nostredame was born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence on December 14, 1503. He had already learned the basics of medicine and astronomy during his childhood before ...

Easter Island

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui in Pascuan, is the most isolated point on the globe. Chilean possession, this volcanic land lost in the middle of the Pacific is similar to many others. She enjoys ...

Stonehenge

By its monumental aspect and the mystery of its origin, the site of Stonehenge is the most popular monument of the British Isles. At the end of two centuries of scientific investigations in all directions...

Area 51

In the heart of the Nevada desert, the most secret and secluded military zone in the world is fascinating. The place, inhospitable, attracts year-round streams of curious seeking truth about aliens...

Dracula

Dracula, which is actually written Draculea, is a nickname of Latin origin given to the Prince of Wallachia and means "son of the devil" or "son of the dragon". Early February 1431 in Nuremberg...

Machu Picchu

Until its discovery in 1911 by a young American archaeologist by the name of Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu was a legend stemming from Peruvian peasants; at least that's what the Spanish conquistadores told...

Knights Templar

The Knights Templar are one of the first and most famous Christian military orders, but also one of the most mysterious and hated...

Christopher Columbus

On October 14, 1492, Christopher Columbus docked on the shores of America. Without knowing it and probably thinking that he had just reached India, he has just proved that the Earth is round...

King Arthur

Although firmly rooted in popular culture for a long time, Arthur and Merlin are still mysterious characters. There is no certainty as to their actual existence, let alone where they would have lived...

Eldorado

The terrible and famous Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés described in 1520 to the rulers of Spain the treasure of Montezuma: fabulous quantities of gold objects and jewels...

Thoth

The tradition of ancient Egypt considers Thoth as the inventor of writing and the guardian of the secrets of celestial movements. It attributes several names to him, the most famous of which is Thoth...

Holy Grail

This has always been one of the most fascinating topics. Despite the centuries, the Grail seems to have lost nothing of its evocative power. Even today, it inspires novels, films and stories of all kinds...

Kabbalah

The Kabbalah is part of the esoteric Jewish tradition and is based on the Hebrew Bible. The book of formation, a true source of mystical doctrines, probably dates from the fifth or seventh century...

UFO

Why should man be the only form of life in the Universe, when we know that it is made up of thousands of galaxies, each of which includes thousands of stars, each in turn potentially being the sun of hundreds of planet...

Yeti

Who does not know the Yeti or metoh kangmi, "the abominable snowman", as it was called by the inhabitants of the Himalayan zone? It regularly leaves traces of its passage and can even be seen. The Himalayas is indeed its domain...

Chupacabra

The chupacabra, "goat sucker", is located halfway between legend and reality. From its first demonstration in 1995, its bestial way of killing domestic animals and cattle, emptying them of their blood or removing their organs...

Illuminati

The Illuminati was an intellectual movement of the eighteenth century founded in 1776 by the German rationalist and Freemason Adam Weishaupt. He would have taken the place of Washington, the murdered president of the United States...

Dragon

The dragon is the strongest creature in symbolism and the most popular of all civilizations: it appears in many tales and legends, in the Bible, but especially in Chinese mythology. An almost invulnerable fire-eater...

Robin Hoods

Some are convinced: Robin Hoods was a real thief, so famous that even when he was alive, songs were written about him. In these ancient ballads, Robin is designated as a yeoman - a peasant who owns his land...

Magic

Each civilization contains its share of magical manifestations, even if not all are designated as such, especially as the border between magic rituals and religious practices is, in many circumstances...

Necronomicon

The author of the Necronomicon is probably an eighth-century Arab poet named Abdul al-Hazred. The original title was "Al Azif", which literally means "the sound of the voice of the demons"...

Book Of Enoch

The Book of Enoch is still today one of the founding religious texts of the Copts, that is to say the Ethiopians, precursors of the Egyptians. According to the Bible, Enoch is the seventh of the patriarchs...

Spirit

Proponents of Spiritualism claim that the dead can express themselves through a medium or materialize in the form of a ghost. Born on the basis of occultism, spiritualism seeks to influence the effects of the spirit world...

Poltergeist

Poltergeists manifest themselves by knocking, moving objects or static discharges. It can also be spirits who want revenge on the living. In this case, a mere hitting spirit will become an obscure companion. Throughout the planet, poltergeist phenomena are often equated with the worst paranormal events...

Werewolf

The notion of werewolf includes entities that can look like a human being or a wolf. In most cases, werewolves are as specific as vampires...

Possession

Exorcism is also ritual. Magic or religious, it is difficult to decide because it often depends on the person who conducts the ceremony...

Mars

Of the planets in the solar system, Mars is probably the closest to the Earth. A Martian day is only slightly longer than ours and Mars is also changing with the seasons, its axis being slightly inclined like that of our planet...

Telepathy

Are there people who, with particular skills, are able to perceive the mental processes of other subjects? Able to read the thoughts, to transmit, to feel at a distance, endowed, therefore, with a faculty that Frederick WH Myers...

Angel

Angels (from the Greek word aggelos, which means "messenger") are beings sent to earth by God to accomplish certain missions. It usually involves transmitting messages to men or protecting them. In fact, many stories tell how angels...

Frankenstein

The story imagined by Mary was that of a mad scientist who gives life to a monstrous creature. Published (anonymously at first) in 1818, the novel was immediately a great success, under the title of Frankenstein or modern Prometheus...

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Seventh wonder of the ancient world, the Lighthouse of Alexandria stood at the entrance to the port of the city founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and built by his successor, Ptolemy 1st....

Sirene

Mermaids are mythological characters whose haunting sounds lure sailors to their death. Their methods of seduction vary from one story to another. All exert an unparalleled appeal on sailors....

Teotihuacan

The pyramids of Teotihuacán are located near Mexico City. It was long believed that they were the work of the Aztecs before discovering that they had been erected, several centuries...

Rennes le Château

Rennes-le-Château, a small village in the south-west of France, near Carcassone, is not easy to access. Yet, despite this, it made the front page of the press for a fantastic story of hidden treasure, missing relics...

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 in Vinci, a small Tuscan town between Florence and Pistoia. Natural son of a notable of the region, the young Leonardo is well educated in Tuscany which is at the time the center of political, artistic...

Dogon

The Dogons are a small community of about three hundred thousand people living in the African region of Bandiaraga, Mali. They claim to be the descendants of the god Amma from the star Po-Tolo...

Tower of Babel

Genesis reports that men, gathered in the plain of Shinear after the Flood, decided to erect a gigantic tower – the tower of Babel. God (Yahweh), alerted by this design, would have obstructed it by...

Bigfoot

Historically, in the United States and Canada, in the Rocky Mountains, there are many stories of big footed creatures, large in size and covered with abundant pelago. Are they human apes, humanoid monkeys or, as some seek to advance, extraterrestrials...

Watergate

The biggest political scandal in the history of the United States, which forced a president to resign. In the 1970s, Watergate became synonymous with camouflage...

Agatha Christie

In 1926, Agatha Christie found herself in the middle of a strange affair, which seemed straight out of one of her novels, but that no Hercule Poirot, no Miss Marple, have ever elucidated...

Crystal Skull

Few artefacts have aroused such lively discussions as what is commonly called “crystal skulls”: rock crystal carved skulls or quartz face masks. For decades, esoteric scientists and theoreticians have elaborated the most diverse speculations about them and published a number of "research" accounts...

Clairvoyant

The term precognition is synonymous with clairvoyance, foresight and prediction of the future. In parapsychology, it is the ability to see and predict through extrasensory perception events that will occur in the future...

Stigma

When Jesus Christ was crucified, his hands and feet were pierced with nails. A crown of thorns was then placed on his head, and then he was pierced with a lance. In the centuries that followed, many people claimed to bear wounds similar to those of Christ...

Elvis Presley

On August 16, 1977, the untimely death of Elvis Aaron Presley, at the age of 42, seemed sadly inevitable. The "King" of rock'n roll had become a caricature of himself, puffy and unhealthy because of the drugs and food abuse...

Fairy

In the summer of 1897 Irish poet William Butler Yeats traveled through Galway County with lady Augusta Gregory, her friend and protector, to collect traditional fairy tales from the region. Yeats had already published two collections of tales and legends...

William Shakespeare

In the 1770s, an English cleric named James Wilmot retired to his native Warwickshire to devote the rest of his life to the study of his two favorite authors, Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare. The village where he had become the pastor...

Zombie

Nowadays, the term zombie refers to both dead people brought back to life as well as people whose will has been annihilated and controlled. The name zombie comes from an African spirit of the dead (zumbi). The general belief is that African voodoo...

Druid

Druids were the legendary priests of the Celts, but also played the role of teachers, teaching mythology and morality to youth. Through observation of the sky and stars, sometimes through human sacrifices, they were able to predict the future...

Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is one of the most enigmatic monuments in the world, because we do not know what it represents or the mysteries that it contains. Egypt specialists date its construction to 2,500 BC, in the time of Pharaoh Chephren...

Noah's Ark

Noah was the only man capable of building a sufficiently large ship to face such a dangerous journey in the midst of the Flood, to save men, women and animals destined to repopulate Earth. Only a man and a family of such probity could escape...

Déjà Vu

In psychology, the phenomenon of déjà vu describes an illusion of remembrance, by which a new situation is felt to have already been lived. Psychology often classifies this manifestation among psychotic or neurotic disorders...

Time Travel

History regularly reports cases of people suddenly disappearing to reappear elsewhere. Different researchers evoke coexisting temporal dimensions. They explain that the past, present, and future are parallel to one another, and through holes...

Kaspar Hauser

On Monday, May 26, 1828, an exhausted young man made his appearance in the streets of Nuremberg. He is well built but poorly dressed and he walks with a strange stiffness. He keeps a letter to the captain of the 4th Squadron of the 6th Light Horse Regiment...

Roanoke

In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh, a brilliant gentleman of the English court and famous explorer, commissioned an expedition to locate a suitable site for the establishment of a permanent colony in North America...

Joan of Arc

On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc, a young peasant girl from eastern France who claimed to be sent from Heaven to deliver France from her enemies, was burned alive by the British as heretics, at the age of nineteen...

Shaman

A shaman is a man endowed with extraordinary spiritual faculties, able to heal the sick, to divert misfortunes and to influence time. A man becomes a shaman by an event that arouses his vocation, via a dream or a vision...

Yogi

In Sanskrit, the word yogi refers to "the one who masters himself", the practitioner of yoga. For a yogi, immortality as a mystical experience of eternity constitutes a state of consciousness accessible in this world...

Curse

Blessing is against the curse, one of the most common forms of ritual magic. From immemorial times, curses are considered to be at the origin of misfortunes. The formulations of curses are very varied...

Aura

Literally, the term aura means "breath". Many parapsychologists agree that it is the result of the interaction between those who transmit it and those who perceive it, between supply and demand, so to speak...

Hypnosis

For years, hypnosis, formerly known as magnetism, has been attributed a supernatural origin and, in fact, has fueled popular superstitions. It is a state of modified consciousness, caused by a hypnotist...

Petra

In August 1812, Swiss Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817), traveling through Orient, learned from a pilgrim about the existence of a city dug in the rock. Under any pretext, he was driven by Bedouins...

Mu

Two other continents of controversial existence, together with Atlantis, aroused the attention of the public: Lemuria and Mu...

Avalon

While scientists have taken part in the search for Atlantis or Lemuria and Mu, things are different for Avalon, whose descriptions alone prove that it is a site of legend...

Qumran

In 1947, inside eleven inaccessible caves near the ruins of Qumran (more exactly Khirbet Qumran) in the West Bank were discovered hand-rolled scrolls. Initially attributed to the Essenes...

Notre-Dame de Paris

It is in Paris that stands the queen of Gothic cathedrals, Notre-Dame de Paris. Notre-Dame is the center of Paris. It is here, on the esplanade of the cathedral, that is kilometer zero, point of reference which makes it possible to measure...

Glastonbury

Like a formidable prehistoric animal, Glastonbury Tor stands 160 meters above the Somerset Plain. There are the ruins of the famous St. Michael's Church and it is at the same time one of the most mysterious sites in England...

Uluru

Uluru: this is the name that the Aborigines, and especially the Anangus, give to this red rock which is their largest sanctuary. According to legend, Uluru was created in "Dream Time" by two young people who were playing in the mud after a storm...

Vampire

Curses are supposed by some to be at the origin of all events outside normality. If these phenomena are repeated, they offer a support of choice for myths and legends, such as vampires, werewolves and zombies...

Marilyn Monroe

On the night of August 4, 1962, the most famous movie star died out. Accident, suicide ... or murder?...

Turin

Turin, "magical" city, is considered, rightly or wrongly, as the historical center of the universe of the occult. Many of its places seem to have been the scene of esoteric events, and there are many witnesses to inexplicable phenomena and supernatural events in different parts of the city...

Three Kings

Guided by a star, the Three Wise Men, Melchior, Gaspard and Balthazar, went to Bethlehem to worship the new king. They brought gold, myrrh, and incense...

Tunguska

On June 30, 1908, at 7:14 local time, an explosion of phenomenal violence occurred near Tunguska in Siberia. It developed a power of 10 to 15 megatons of TNT...

Dream Interpretation

The dream is a production of the mind manifesting itself during sleep and totally escaping the control of awakened consciousness. The dream is considered as the door leading to the unconscious and, since the dawn of time, it represents the state of consciousness of mystics, poets...

Rocca di Papa

Rocca di Papa is a small site on Lake Albano in Lazio, 25 kilometers from Rome. Its name derives from Pope Eugenio II. Here the question arises as to whether the laws of nature are valid everywhere and at all times. Are there places in the world where they do not apply?...

Nazca

Flying over the lowlands of southern Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, pilots spotted, in 1927, figures that appeared to have been drawn on the ground. Nobody initially wanted to believe them, until they bring as proof photos. These images, now known as "Nazca Lines"...

Astrology

Astrology studies the influence of stars on the behavior and destiny of men. Practiced since the highest antiquity, it has long been confused with astronomy, which it has allowed the development...

Origin of Man

Everyone has in mind these drawings showing a monkey who is slowly redressing to become a man. We know today that this idea of ​​a straight line evolution leading to modern man does not correspond to reality at all: the more discoveries succeed each other and the more our ancestors...

Mesmer

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Paris became passionate about a new process, magnetism, which seems to operate miraculous cures. The method is decried by official medicine, but it is nevertheless at the origin of a certain number of scientific discoveries...

Witch

In 1486, in Strasbourg, two Dominican inquisitors, Henry Institoris and Jacques Sprenger, published a large book entitled Malleus Maleficarum - "The Hammer of witches". It is a manual against demons, written for the use of inquisitors and magistrates involved in the fight against witchcraft...

Napoleon Bonaparte

In 1821, Napoleon 1st, ex-emperor of the French, died in Saint Helena, following an ulcer in the stomach. A hundred and forty years later, a Swedish dentist, Dr. Forshufvud, publishes Napoleon was poisoned? Work that first goes unnoticed...

Trojan War

Masterpieces of Western literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey describe events that would have occurred in 1200 BC. For a century, historians and archaeologists have questioned the reality of the famous conflict that, according to Homer, opposed the Greeks to the Trojans and that is commonly...

Nefertiti

In 1350 BC, one brutally loses the trace of the most beautiful and the most famous of the queens of Egypt: Nefertiti. The wife of the reforming pharaoh Amenophis IV Akhenaton disappears: her name is erased from the monuments of Egypt, her statues often broken...

Amazons

A people of women devoted entirely to the art of war, the Amazons, nicknamed by the poet Aeschylus "Women warriors, enemies of men", govern themselves alone and do not admit any man to them...

Gilles de Rais

Noble man, Messire Gilles de Rais, Baron of the said land in our diocese, is accused by the Bishop of Nantes of having: killed, slaughtered, massacred several innocent children in the most inhumane way, and committed with them, against nature, the abominable...

Bible

This is a very modern question that the most daring exegetes would not have dared to ask until the seventeenth century. Indeed, Jewish and Christian traditions without hesitation attributed the main books of the Bible to illustrious authors...

Hitler

The relations of the Third Reich with occultism and black magic were mentioned during the Nuremberg Trials in 1946 and did not attract the attention of judges. Yet, they may help to better understand the gestation of a number of theories advocated by the Nazis and the actions of some...

Homer

The Iliad and the Odyssey: these two poems form the oldest and best known of the classical texts. But who is the author?...

Ramses

In 1153 BCE, Ramses III, the last great ruler of pharaonic Egypt, died in unknown conditions. In the months that followed, his son and heir Ramses IV tried his father's women, accused of killing him...

Beast of Gevaudan

Under the reign of Louis XV, dozens of people are victims of a wild animal in the Gevaudan, former name of the region that roughly corresponds to current Lozère. But, soon, it is also the Archède, Haute-Loie and Cantal that are affected by the ravages of the mysterious animal...

Elephant Cemetery

The discovery of black Africa by the Europeans and, above all, the large herds of elephants that roamed it caused many rumors. It was said that when it feels near death, the animal retires to a secret place to end its days among the remains of its already dead fellows. These cemeteries...

Titanic

Elusive phenomena, more or less verified premonitions are counted by the thousands. Most are personal stories, but some relate to world-famous events and have been revealed in due time, that is, before...

Julius Caesar

March 15, 44 BC At 11 o'clock in the morning, Julius Caesar was assassinated. Twenty-three swordshots defeat the master of Rome. He covers his face with his toga so as not to be disfigured, then, before dying, in an ultimate gesture of decency, hides his legs under his clothes...

Lourdes

On February 11, 1858, looking for wood with her sister and a friend, Bernadette Soubirous goes to the Grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes. Suddenly, in the hollow of the rock, she sees a "light"...

Paradise

A character long mistakenly considered legendary, the monk Brandan, for lack of being an official saint, is one of the great travelers of the Celtic era. For centuries, the apocryphal stories of his travels have fascinated medieval readers, convinced that Brandan...

Tomb of Christ

In the fourth century, the Byzantines claimed to have found, on Golgotha ​​Hill, not only the True Cross but also the burial place of Jesus. What elements make it possible to designate this place as that of the true tomb of Christ?...