Tag Archive for history

Haunted history of Bobby Mackey’s Music World fails to stand up to scrutiny

Editors Note: In cooperation with the Anomalies Research Society, we present this exclusive feature report based on the investigation of the Military Veterans Paranormal organization. By M. Cadwell and S. A. Hill Bobby Mackey’s Music World is well-known to paranormal researchers as one of America’s “Most Haunted” places (Argie and Olsen, 2014). Located at 44 Licking Pike…

Link between ghost hunting groups and historical societies can get tricky

A local news source documents that a person affiliated with a paranormal investigation group, the Pennsylvania Underground Paranormal Society (PUPS), allegedly stole money from a historic preservation society. Ghost Hunter Steals Nearly $2,500 from Norristown Preservation Society, Police Say –  Norristown, PA Patch. According to the police report, Steven Foersch – a case manager with PUPS – collected…

THIS will prove the Bible is true!

First a piece of true cross, now this… Seems they are trying awfully hard to “prove” stuff from the Bible. Does this stuff ever get published in actual journals? It goes straight to the press from what I’ve seen. 3000-year-old inscription “proves Bible’s history is true” – Yahoo! News UK. A clay fragment unearthed in…

Drake landed HERE at Point Reyes and we’re done with this discussion

Point Reyes declared Drake landing site – SFGate. The federal government has quietly ended a 433-year-old historical controversy by officially recognizing a cove on the Point Reyes Peninsula as the site where Sir Francis Drake landed in 1579 and claimed California for England. The mystery of where England’s most famous and feared sea captain landed has long intrigued…

Barton’s revisionist history book pulled by publisher after NPR story

Good news on bad history. The publisher suggests SOMEONE was lying but it ain’t Thomas Jefferson. Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book, Citing Loss Of Confidence Citing a loss of confidence in the book’s details, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson is ending the publication and distribution of the bestseller, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve…

Cliodynamics: Explaining and predicting human history

Human cycles: History as science : Nature News & Comment. To Peter Turchin, who studies population dynamics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, the appearance of three peaks of political instability at roughly 50-year intervals is not a coincidence. For the past 15 years, Turchin has been taking the mathematical techniques that once allowed…

Extremists going to extremes destory historical sites in Mali

Rampant destruction of historical sites in Mali, Timbuktu sparks outrage by the UNESCO and religious scholars. Mali Islamists destroy Timbuktu shrines Islamist militants, swinging pick-axes and shouting God’s praise, destroyed ancient tombs of Muslim saints in Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu on Saturday, sparking international condemnation. The rampage of destruction in the UNESCO designated world-heritage…

Hollywood out to convince you that Shakespeare was a fraud

Hollywood Dishonors the Bard – NYTimes.com. ROLAND EMMERICH’S film “Anonymous,” which opens next week, “presents a compelling portrait of Edward de Vere as the true author of Shakespeare’s plays.” That’s according to the lesson plans that Sony Pictures has been distributing to literature and history teachers in the hope of convincing students that Shakespeare was…