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Sawney Bean and his 48-member backwoods cannibalistic clan terrorize 14th century Scotland.

Who was Sawney Bean? Alexander “Sawney” Bean was born in the 14th century in East Lothian, Scotland, about ten miles from Edinburgh. His father supported the family through yardwork, ditch digging, and hedging. Sawney tried his hand at yardwork but found the amount of effort required to be distasteful. He preferred an easier trade, one that took advantage of others with little effort required. When Sawney reached adulthood, he left home with a local woman (sometimes identified as Black Agnes Douglas) and moved to Bennane Head, Scotland, on the southwest coast of Scotland. At Benane Head, the Beans lived in a cave, which was said to be about 200 yards deep. The entrance to the grotto was covered with water during high tide and thus the abode,

Collection of historic vintage UFO photos (before we had Photoshop)

During the Golden Age of UFO sightings, the time between 1940 and 1970, thousands of UFO reports were submitted to officials, many of which were held for decades before being released to the public.  Included in these reports are many notable photographs purported to depict UFO's, or flying saucers as they were known at the time.  Below is a collection of the most popular historic UFO photographs from as early as 1870. UFO over Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. December 29, 1953     This is widely believed to be a photo of the infamous UFO over Westall Scondary College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, witnessed by more than 200 students and teachers as it descended into an open, grassy field. The only official explanation to date is "experimental craft". 1966   UFO in

Rutherglen Poltergeist – Scotland police baffled after witnessing flying objects, flickering lights, and levitating dog

News of an incredible poltergeist case in Scotland broke this week after Catherine Shreenan of Rutherglen (South Lanarkshire, Scotland) admitted a series of hauntings in her home have caused her family much grief. Shreenan refuses to discuss the case with reporters and told them: “We don’t want to be in the papers, we don’t want people coming to our house. I’m not interested in talking to newspapers. You can't imagine the stress we have been under.” Scottish police, who witnessed the activity, say they are baffled by what they saw. Catherine Shreenan reports disturbing incidents are occuring in her home 51-year-old Catherine Shreenan and her teenage son called police twice last week after a series of “disturbing incidents” in their ground-floor home on Stonelaw Road. The first call was made

New hints at the location of the Ark of the Covenant found in newly translated ancient Hebrew text

James R. Davila, professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (with a Ph.D. from Harvard), has just released a fully-translated version of an ancient text, titled The Treatise of Vessels (Massekhet Kelim in Hebrew), in which clues to the location of many of the lost treasures from Solomon’s Temple, including the Ark of the Covenant, are listed. Originally written in Hebrew and for the first time translated fully to English, the Treatise of Vessels reads like a veritable inventory of the treasures of Solomon’s Temple that were hidden at the time of the temple’s destruction by Nebuchadnezzar and the Haldeans in the sixth century BC. The legendary Ark of the Covenant is the gilded case that the Bible says was constructed nearly 3,000 years

New picture of Loch Ness Monster surfaces. Best evidence yet?

George Edwards, a Scottish Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) hunter, was turning his ship back to shore after using sonar to look for an old steam engine on the floor of the lake, when he noticed something out of the corner of his eye.  He quickly grabbed his camera and shot what may be the best picture yet of “Nessie”.  The picture Edwards took shows what he says is the back of one of the Loch Ness monsters.  Yes, “monsters” as in plural.  Edwards explains: “It was first seen in 565 AD.  Nothing can live that long. It’s more likely that there are a number of monsters, offspring of the original.” Edwards says he’s been fascinated with the Loch Ness Monster since he was 13 years old when

Female ghost caught on cafe security cameras in Scotland

Dan Clifford was reviewing the security footage taken from the CCTVs in his local café when he noticed a ghostly female figure hovering over one of the tables before vanishing into thin air.  The security cameras are set to turn on automatically when motion triggers them.  The film segment in question was taken during the middle of the night, at which time the business was closed and the doors locked tight.  Dan explained that his café, the Curiositeaz Vintage Tea Room in Perth, Scotland, has produce other unexplained phenomena.  Workers complain of hearing ghostly voices while others have witnessed chairs being pushed across the room.  Some employees have reported being physically shoved in the back by an invisible entity. Clifford noted that he has even