MYSTERIES LURK ALL AROUND US
SOME HIDING IN THE SHADOWS
OF OLD TOMORROWS
1) THE RETURN OF JOHN TWELVE HAWKS
The author was, and still is, a mystery. "Living off the grid" he continues to be unknown,
although speculation abounds while stand-ins appear at readings around the world.
The Fourth Realm Trilogy - consisting of THE TRAVELER, THE DARK RIVER, and THE GOLDEN CITY -
has been translated into 25 languages and has sold more than 1.5 million books.
His latest novel, SPARKS, was just published this month. Its film rights were sold to DREAMWORKS last year.
2) THE ALUMINUM WEDGE OF AIUD
In 1974, this is a wedge-shaped object found 1.2 miles east of Aiud, Romania.
It was discovered on the banks of the Mures River. It was reportedly unearthed 35 feet under sand and alongside two mastodon bones.
It’s strange because aluminum was not discovered until 1808 and not produced in quantity until 1885.
Since it was found in the same layer as mastodon bones, it would indicate that this wedge was at least 11,000 years old.
3) THE DIGHTON ROCK
The Dighton Rock is a 40-ton boulder located on the shores of the Taunton River in Massachusetts and it is covered in puzzling petroglyphs.
For nearly 300 years, people have speculated about its origin and meaning.
Investigators have attempted to decode the odd glyphs since an English colonist first described the boulder in 1680, but they have had little success.
4) THE POLLOCK TWINS
In 1957, 11 year-old Joanna and 6 year-old Jacqueline Pollock were tragically killed in a car accident in Northumberland, England.
They were sisters.
A year later, their mother gave birth to twins Jennifer and Gillian.
The younger twin, Jennifer, had birth marks on her body in exactly the same place as Jacqueline had them.
The twins then started requesting toys belonging to the deceased girls which they had no prior knowledge of.
The twins even asked to go to a park they have never been to before (but their deceased sisters had).
A well-respected psychologist at the time, one Dr. Ian Stevenson, studied the case in-depth and concluded it was likely the twins were reincarnations of their departed sisters.
5) OVERTOUN BRIDGE
This seemingly innocuous bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland, is a suicide hotspot for depressed canines.
Over 50 dogs have thrown themselves headlong from the bridge to death or serious injury.
It also occurs at the same part of the bridge, in the same weather, to the same long-muzzled breeds.
Back in 1994, the bridge was the site of an even greater horror story,
when local man Kevin Moy cast his baby off the parapet, claiming the youngster was the Anti-Christ.
6) THE MARY CELESTE
The ship was discovered off the coast of Portugal in 1872, completely devoid of captain or crew.
None of the cargo was missing and there were no signs of violence aboard;
and though the lifeboat was missing, where did they all go?
The captain had brought his wife and child on board, and not a trace of any person was ever found.
7) GIANTS IN NEVADA
Nevada Indian legend of 12 foot red-haired giants that lived in the area when they arrived.
The story has the Native American’s killing off the giants at a cave. Excavations of guano in 1911 turned up this human jaw. Above it is compared to a casting of a normal man’s jawbone.
In 1931 two skeletons were found in a lake bed. One was 8′ tall, the other just under 10′ tall.