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Nucky Johnson and Atlantic City

Introduction During the Roaring Twenties, Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer from 1911 through 1941. His ingenious but ruthless tactics working the area bootlegging and prostitution rings along with help from some of prominent gangsters of the day, provided him unprecedented riches and made Atlantic City the pinnacle of tourist destinations. His life and times have been documented in the HBO Series, Boardwalk Empire. The Birth of Atlantic City In South Jersey, perched on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, existed a swath of island land that builders recognized as a prime development opportunity. Atlantic City was incorporated in 1854 and railroad service from Philadelphia was built to provide a lifeline to one of the largest metropolitan areas on the

The Battle of Los Angeles

Few are aware that 70 years ago there was a historic and widely documented air battle in the Los Angeles skies against an object that to this day, remains unidentified.  Known as The Battle of Los Angeles or The Battle of LA, the true life event was the basis for a 2011 movie of the same name. On the night of February 24/25, 1942, less than three months after the United States entered World War II, an extraordinary event occurred in the skies of southern California. Known as the Battle of Los Angeles (or The Great Los Angeles Air Raid or The Battle of L.A.), a large number of flares, fires, blinking lights, and a huge UFO appeared in the skies of Los Angeles. As warning

The sordid (and scary) history of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Long Island

In Gardiners Bay, off the eastern end of the North Fork coast of Long Island, there lies an island that is classified as one of the most dangerous places on the planet. It is not shown on most maps. Under high security and guarded by the Department of Homeland Security, the three mile long island is home to the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, a Level 4 Laboratory, the highest security rating granted by the United States government. In this lab, the most dangerous viral and bacterial agents are produced and tested. It has been long believed that the lab is one of the most lethal, and unsafe, bio-warfare facilities in the United States. History of Plum Island Plum Island was named by the Dutch after noting the

The Zone of Silence (Zona de Silencio) – science cannot explain why radio waves are unable to penetrate this desolate desert area

Introduction In a Chihuahuas desert patch near the Bolson de Mapimi in Mexico, there exists an eerie area of land called Mapimí Silent Zone (La Zona Del Silencio) or the Zone of Silence. In this area is the home of several rare, mutant species of animals including the purple cactus and a malformed version of the desert tortoise. The area's name derives from an odd anomaly that prohibits radio waves from transmitting inside the zone. Just 400 miles south of El Paso, Texas, the Zone of Silence gobbles up radio and TV signals - and has a documented history of UFO activity. Since the mid-nineteenth century, farmers who worked the parched land told of “hot pebbles” that fell to the earth from the sky. Many reports of extraterrestrial

The mysterious Vril Society – did a German secret society work with aliens to develop a groundbreaking energy source

They believed in a revolutionary new alternative energy source that would change the world forever, that short hair for women was atrocious, that a utopian New World order was inevitable, and that they could channel communications from alien races located in star systems that were light years away. The Vril Society, partnering with Nazis and assisted by the Vrillerinnens alien race, allegedly succeeded in the development of a groundbreaking saucer shaped transportation device. Is it myth, legend, or did the Vril Society really partner with alien races to develop radical new technologies that remained veiled from the world after the fall of the Nazis? The Vril Society The Vril Society, also known as Alldeutshe Gesellschaft fur Metaphysik or Vril Gesellschaft, were led by Maria Orsic (or Orsitsch) a

The Rotenburg Cannibal – Internet Killer

Armin Meiwes, a computer technician living in the German town of Rotenburg, was born December 1, 1961. He was described by neighbors as being “very childlike”, friendly, and a sensitive person. He was also called The Master Butcher and the Rotenburg Cannibal after he achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via an Internet forum dedicated to people who fantasized about cannibalism. Meiwes’s childhood was far from normal. He lived alone with his mother until she died. His mother kept a close eye on Meiwes accompanying him on dates and even on Army training excursions. Meiwes described his childhood as “lonely” and he longed for a brother as a companion. Meiwes began posting advertisements on The Cannibal Café website in

The Long Island Serial Killer (aka The Gilgo Beach Killer)

The Long Island Serial Killer (also known as the Gilgo Killer, the Long Island Ripper, and LISK) is a serial killer who is believed to have murdered at least eleven people in the Long Island area.  He targets prostitutes, who were often contacted via the online bulletin board Craigslist, and is believed to have been in operation for at least fifteen years.  The Long Island Serial Killer dumps the bodies of his victims along Ocean Parkway, a fifteen mile stretch of highway that traverses Jones Beach Island on Long Island, New York.  Located near the popular beach towns of Gilgo Beach and Oak Beach in Suffolk County as well as near Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, the killer dumps his victims, unburied in thick brush, often only

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

  Dead bodies abound on Mount Everest It is estimated that over 200 people have died in their attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The causes of their death vary as widely as the weather at Mount Everest’s peak. Climbers face the dangers of falling off the mountain, tripping into huge crevices, asphyxiation from low oxygen levels, avalanches and falling rocks, and weather that can unexpectedly change drastically in mere minutes. At the summit, winds can reach hurricane strength literally blowing the climber off the mountain. Oxygen levels leave the climbers gasping for breath while their oxygen deprived brains leave them unable to make rational decisions. Some climbers stop for a brief rest only to slowly drift into a deep sleep, never to wake up. All dangers

Belgium UFO Wave

Belgium UFO wave On November 29, 1989, Belgium citizens, including several large groups of people and three groups of police officers, reported seeing a large triangular shaped craft flying at low altitude over the Belgium countryside. The reported UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) was flat with bright lights underneath that changed colors (red, green, and yellow). The object flew low to the ground without making a sound. Cross checking the various reports revealed that the object travelled from the town of Liege towards the borders of Germany and the Netherlands. Before the night was over, the object would be sighted by over 1,500 people on the ground resulting in seventy different police reports and would trigger a military response from the Belgium military. The UFO sightings begin At 5:15

China’s Kowloon Walled City – the bizarre city of boxes, mazes, and dark alleys

Kowloon Walled City Up until 1994, there existed, just north of Kowloon Bay, a bizarre city in Hong Kong named Kowloon Walled City. Over time the veritable lawless (and unclaimed by any government) Kowloon Walled City, became a curious stack of cheaply constructed boxes through which ran a maze of dark alleys and exposed pipe and wiring and housed drug dealers and addicts, pimps and prostitutes, organized gangs, gambling dens, criminal headquarters, and private citizens all living together in a tangled mess of humanity. Only 6 ½ acres in size, it contained over 30,000 people giving it a population density of over 1 million people per square mile, all living on top of each other in cheaply constructed dwellings with no electrical or water supply, in

Area 51 – U.S. top secret facility and prominent UFO hub hides many secrets

About Area 51 Area 51, located at the corner of a Nevada nuclear test site, has long been rumored to be the home of some of the United States' most highly classified national security projects. Hundreds of people have seen and photographed odd objects around the base including flying triangles, saucer shaped craft, and flying objects that maneuver in ways conventional aircraft could not possibly move. It has also been rumored that the technologies developed here are not of earthly origins but rather reversed engineered from studies of crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft. Area 51, also known as Dreamland, The Ranch, The Box, Watertown Strip, and Groom Lake, is a 6 mile by 10 mile tract of desert land, located between two mountain ranges 120 miles northwest of Las

The 2009 Norwegian spiral anomaly – spiral-shaped UFO witnessed by thousands in Norway

It is not uncommon to see unusual lights in the skies of Norway.  The Hessdalen Lights have been reported in Norway since the 1800’s.  But in 2009, a light was spotted in the skies above Norway that made other glowing-light UFO sightings pale by comparison.  Called the “Norwegian spiral anomaly” or “Star Gate”, the UFO was visible to thousands of awe-struck Norwegians and photographed extensively, from Norway to Sweden.  The event occurred on December 9, 2009 and lasted from 2-3 minutes (some sources say it lasted up to 10 minutes).  It consisted of a blue beam of light that came from behind a mountain with a grayish spiral-shaped hue of light emanating from it. According to local news sources: “Witnesses across Norway, who first glimpsed the space