In the aftermath of World War II, an expedition was launched by the U.S. Navy that was directed towards Antarctica. Event though the mission itself and the units involved were not secret, the operation has since become embroiled in numerous conspiracy theories involving Nazis, UFOs and Antarctica. That mission was Operation Highjump. The stated goals […]Read more "Secrets of Antarctica: Operation Highjump"
It is known as a ghost story told by sailors for centuries, a character on Spongebob Squarepants, and even a villain in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. For most people who hear the name “Flying Dutchman,” they know mostly its fictional portrayals in media, although they do not know that the legend is […]Read more "The Origins of the Flying Dutchman"
While the Cold War reached every corner of the globe, some conflicts such as the Korean War or the Vietnam War became important parts of history and our culture while other conflicts are not really known in the West due to their obscurity. It was one of these conflicts, the Angolan Civil War, that gave […]Read more "Jonas Savimbi, the Leader of UNITA"
As covered in a previous article about number stations, there are an untold number of oddities to be encountered over the airwaves. Sometimes it can be a nonsensical combination of numbers and names like the station UVB-76, or a continuous broadcast of strange noise like the Backwards Music Station. One station, known by several names […]Read more "The Russian Woodpecker"
Everyone remembers certain classic video games that got their start in arcades, such as Pac-Man, Asteroids, Pong, or Galaxian. Some of these games are remembered for their uniqueness, some are remembered for their simplicity, and some are remembered for being the first of a particular genre. In recent years though, rumors have begun circulating around […]Read more "The Arcade Game Polybius"
The Vietnam War is one of America’s more infamous wars, due to its unpopularity on the home front and the fact that eventually the communist North Vietnam overtook the democracy in South Vietnam. As such, there are numerous things about the Vietnam War that stand out today, such as conspiracy theories and black operations, rumors […]Read more "Robert Garwood: Prisoner or Defector"
Robots today are becoming more and more a part of our daily lives, whether it is the drones being used for warfare in the Middle East or the delivery drones planned by Amazon. Some are even concerned that the rise in automation may pose a risk to people’s jobs, although what most people do not […]Read more "Steam Man, Zadoc Dederick’s Robot"