Mysterious Times

"We're All Mad Here…."

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Hulk

The Hulk is very interesting superhero. The two personalities that clash, The Hulk and Bruce Banner, make the character very engaging. There isn’t really anyone like him. He’s not a … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lusitania

100 years ago today, an event occurred that was reviled as one of the grossest acts of cowardice of the First World War, when a German U-Boat torpedoed and sank … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cinco de Mayo – The Battle of Puebla, Mexico in 1862

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Enfield ‘Poltergeist’: a sceptic speaks.

A couple of years ago I was asked to appear on ITV’s This Morning to discuss the Enfield ‘poltergeist’. It’s not an unusual request per se: as editor of The … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 ways to celebrate May the 4th.

The 4th of May is the day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together. Here … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today In History: May 2, 1933: Loch Ness Monster sighted

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Drama, Controversy and Confusion: The Legacy of The Enfield Poltergeist

Polterwotsit has been rather a dead letter for a couple if years now; Becky has completed her PhD, my ghost group GSUK has not met, and Parasoc has quietly disbanded. … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beltane

Beltane is a Celtic word which means ‘fires of Bel’ Bel was a Celtic deity. It is a fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Culloden Moor 1746

In the late morning of the 16th April 1746 a Jacobite Army commanded by General George Murray fighting for Prince Charles Edward Louis John Severino Mario Stuart stood ready to … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beaked whale reveals Africa’s tectonic secrets

Some 17 million years ago, a beaked whale took a wrong turn up an African river, something which ultimately turned out to be its demise. But now, geologists studying the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bones In Bronze Age Armenia Uncover A Strange Story

It sounds like the perfect script for a sci-fi/ fantasy novel. A ruthless ruler under siege in his fortress, trying to keep his crumbling power intact through the divine gift … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Will Science Discover Alien Life in Your Lifetime?

Are we alone in the universe? That’s a question humans have pondered throughout the ages. That’s also a question that may find an answer sooner than you think. With the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Artist Spruces Up Thrift Paintings by Adding Video Game, Sci-Fi Icons

Artist Dave Pollot has found a way to re-invent old paintings. read more Artist Spruces Up Thrift Paintings by Adding Video Game, Sci-Fi Icons – IGN.

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cow takes her first steps with new prosthetic legs in the snow

Walking on snow with hooves is hard enough, so doing it with two hoofed legs and two prosthetic ones must be a real challenge. But that hasn’t stopped this hardy … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Robotic Arm So Advanced It Helps To Build Copies Of Itself

Behold the new UR3 robotic arm. Smaller, lighter, and more nimble than its predecessors, the Universal Robot-built arm can be programmed for a wide variety of tasks — including the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Remains Of Miguel de Cervantes Have Been Found In A Convent

The 400-year old remains of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, have been recovered, Spanish researchers reported today. The search for the remains of the literary giant began … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Identifying malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains

A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains. It is the first time researchers have been able … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Did Humans and Wolf Dogs Make Neanderthals Perish?

In her provocative new book, The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Dove Neanderthals to Extinction (link is external), Penn State paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman attributes the demise of Neanderthals around … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bristol divers uncover history behind wreck of WWI ship torpedoed by a U-Boat

For three years, members of a Bristol scuba diving club have meticulously examined the remains of a ship torpedoed by a U-boat in World War One. The Baygitano was travelling … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tourists ‘spot’ Loch Ness monster.. but were too captivated to film it

When 50-year-old Consuela Ross went for a walk on the banks of Loch Ness with her daughter and granddaughter, she was simply hoping to photograph some of the stunning scenery. … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ancient Greek Jug Found in Celtic Prince’s Grave

National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) archaeologists unearthed the tomb of an ancient Celtic ruler in Lavau, France. They were surprised to find an ancient Greek wine jug – … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Changelings, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. Excerpt from … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 1895 “Witch-Burning” of Bridget Cleary

A gruesome crime in Clonmel, South Tipperary whose memory lives on in a traditional Irish children’s rhyme ‘are you a witch or are you a fairy / or are you … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Faoladh – Ireland’s Werewolf Legend

While they’re no longer there, Ireland was once a stronghold of wolves. In fact, it was sometimes called “Wolfland.” However, though they were wiped out in 1786, not all tales … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Archives

Follow Mysterious Times on WordPress.com

Follow me on Twitter

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,197 other followers