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Be Careful What You Wish For: Ouija Boards Unraveled

Ouija boards—also called spirit boards or talking boards—have been part of various cultures long before the introduction of the "game" in the 19th century. "Ouija", in fact, is the name of the game invented by Elijah Bond. Authentic Ouija boards are known to practitioners as the aforementioned spirit or talking boards. Read moreSection: NewsUnexplained Phenomena Lees verder

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The Lost City of Z and the Mysterious Disappearance of Percy Fawcett

The Lost City of Z is a film released in 2016 starring Charlie Hunnam, that is supposedly based on the real life story of Percy Fawcett, billed by the promoters as one of ‘Britain’s Greatest Explorers’. But for John Hemming, a man with much experience of visiting the Amazon peoples, this could not be further from the truth. He claims in a Spectator article that in reality Fawcett was ‘a nutter, a racist, and so incompetent that the only expedition he organised was a five week disaster.’ The film (and book by David Grann upon which it is based) seems to have taken a more sympathetic view of the man and his adventures, focusing, as expected, on the venture he became famous for – the search for the City of Z of the title. But how did the surveyer become obsessed with the search that would ultimately be his downfall? And can we perhaps tell a story that steers away from fantasy? Since Europeans first arrived in the New World, there have been stories of a legendary jungle city of gold, so.. Lees verder

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