The Vietnam War is particularly notable for how, despite the long time that has passed since the war’s end, there are some legends from the war that persists today. There is the controversy regarding Robert Garwood, there were the legends regarding Soviet advisors and “white Viet Cong,” the effects of Agent Orange, etc. One legend, […]Read more "Did the Legendary Colonel Tomb Actually Exist?"
While it is not uncommon to find certain texts written in dead or obscure languages that are not used or spoken anymore, eventually researchers are able to translate or decipher it. One such text, known as the Voynich Manuscript, is written in a strange, unknown language. However, despite being discovered roughly one hundred years ago, […]Read more "The Indecipherable Voynich Manuscript"
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 "Antarctic Secrets: 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"