Legend of The Devil's Kitchen

Written By Tripzibit on Feb 27, 2015 | 15:24

In Tallapoosa, Georgia there is a mysterious place called Devil's Kitchen which located about one mile off of U.S. Highway 78 on Old Ridgeway Road. At first, it was known as The Devils' Water because the moonshine that was made in the creek valley. There is a winding creek that falls away into the deep canopy of oak trees, and as the visitors follow it down, the creek then runs into a small canyon of sorts. This is where the moonshine was made. Behind the name itself surrounded with legend and the stories of Witchcraft and Satanic cult which have taken place in that area, even though none of the stories has ever been proven.

Witnesses report hearing the screams of a woman that was murdered there in the 1940's by her boyfriend and another man because they were all involved in a robbery.  

The Devils' Kitchen

In 1962 a woman named Mary Moore Newman was taken to an area just behind Key’s Castle and she was strangled because of an affair that wasn’t going as planned. Then, they took her body to a well, near Friendship Church, in Muscadine, Alabama, where she was later found by the game warden in 1963 as he walked by the well. Around her body were deer heads that had been placed there by the poachers. The legend says that you can hear her screams for help in the woods around the area of the Kitchen.

While crossing the bridge before keys castle a young man in a blue windbreaker can be seen on the bridge. Legend states that the young man and his friends were drinking and driving and he was put out as a prank because of the screams from the girl killed in the 40's. He fell off the bridge and drowned in the river. He can be seen waiting for his friends to return to pick him up.

Then, in the mid-1980s, there was a large flood in the area. A mother and her two children rounded the curve, not knowing that the water was raging over the bridge. Her car was swept downstream. The mother managed to get the children out of the car and placed them atop the roof. She went for help. When she returned, her two children had been swept away, far down to the depths of the Kitchen.

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The Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca Head

Written By Tripzibit on Feb 24, 2015 | 05:43

The Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca head is a terracotta head, probably originally part of a larger figurine, discovered in 1933 during the excavation of a burial offering in the Pre-Hispanic settlement of Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca, located nearly forty miles NW of Mexico City. Besides the head, there are other different objects of gold, copper, turquoise, rock crystal, jet, bone, shell and pottery. Because of the head’s non-Amerind facial features, including a beard, and its unusual style, some believe that it is of Roman origin, and thus evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact.

The site where the head was found seems to be a genuine pre-colonial site undisturbed during the colonial period. Bernard Andreae of the German Institute of Archaeology in Rome, Italy, confirmed the style as Roman and proposed the 2nd century A.D as datation, based on the hairstyle and the beard. Although the burial itself was dated between 1476-1510 A.D. Ernst Boehringer, an eminent classical archaeologist, has argued that the head is a Roman work from the II-III century A.D.
Tecaxic Head

In 1995 FS Archae├Âmetrie in the University of Heidelberg, Germany performed a thermoluminescence (TL) age test of the piece which established its age limits between IX century B.C. and the middle XIII century A.D. This result clears up the doubts of Colonial manufacture of the artifact, and makes the hypothesis of Roman origin – among other possibilities- applicable. The identification of the head as Roman work from the II-III century A.D. has been further confirmed by Bernard Andreae, a director emeritus of the German Institute of Archaeology in Rome, Italy.

According to Andreae "[the head] is without any doubt Roman, and the lab analysis has confirmed that it is ancient. The stylistic examination tells us more precisely that it is a Roman work from around the II century A.D., and the hairstyle and the shape of the beard present the typical traits of the Severian emperors period [193-235 A.D.], exactly in the ‘fashion’ of the epoch." (Andreae cited in Domenici 2000: 29).

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Legend of Cormac Tadhg McCarthy

Written By Tripzibit on Feb 20, 2015 | 15:39

In 1601, Cormac Tadhg McCarthy of Carrickphouka Castle was made High Sheriff of Cork by the English with the instructions to hunt down all Irish rebels. He was a source of distress to the Irish, since he always in a foul temper and looked a bit atrocious; the English, working to subdue the Irish, thought he was just right. His main opponent was the chieftain James Fitzgerald, who was regarded as a traitor by the authorities in Dublin, and to prove his loyalty to the English also in order to capture him, Cormac invited him to a feast in Carrickphouka on the pretence of making peace.

During the course of the banquet, he had Fitzgerald killed, but in order to assure the English of his loyalty and to impress them, he went slightly further. It is said that he lapped up the spilled blood and ate the raw flesh of the fallen chieftain, much to the horror and disgust of the English who were present. In defence of these horrific actions, the McCarthy clan claimed that Cormac had in fact been possessed by a spirit that had risen out of the rock upon which his castle was built. (Carrickphouka means “the rock of the phouka”—phouka or pooka being a malevolent and dark spirit or demon). 

After Cormac's death, his body began to haunt his former home as vampire at Carrickphouka Castle. The body is said to attack nearby people around the ruins of the castle, drinking their blood. Even today, tales still exist of alleged sightings of him in and around the castle, long after his death. 
Today Carrickphouka Castle is simply a ruin—it was destroyed during the Williamite Wars of 1690-91, but local people still stay away from it after dark.

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Mystery of The Anglo-Saxon Stone Carving

Written By Tripzibit on Feb 17, 2015 | 14:09

On February 2015, a stone with unusual carvings was sold as a garden ornament. The stone which plucked from a garden in Leicester was purchased by James Balme, an archaeologist also a television presenter. He believes the intricate pattern was probably carved in Anglo Saxon times, over 1,000 years ago.

When he was done conserving it, Balme saw a stone carving with an extremely complex pattern that is difficult to describe. It could contain a hidden message. It's possible the "pattern carved may be some form of writing," Balme told Live Science in an email. The carving's use is unknown, though it could be "a keystone from an archway or indeed a vaulted ceiling," Balme said.
This stone carving was discovered by James Balme in a garden in Leicester, England
(Credit: James Balme)

At the time it was dirty, covered in moss and a lot of the carved pattern was not clearly visible.
When Mr. Balme finally received the stone he said that he was shocked as it seemed far more important than he had first thought - and after gentle cleaning the true extent of the carving became clear.

It weighs around 60lbs (27kg) and is wider at the base than at the top. Mr. Balme suggested that the stone could be the base of a cross or a tombstone. The hand-carved rock is 18 inches (46cm) tall and 5.5 inches (14cm) thick.

Mr Balme believes the stone dates to the Anglo-Saxon period, which stretched between 410 and 1066AD. The period is known for its intricate patterns, which appeared on buildings and jewellery, for example, as well as written literature such as the poem Beowulf.

Although an Anglo-Saxon date for the stone carving is a distinct possibility, Balme cannot be certain. Questions also remain as to what exactly the carving was used for and whether the pattern may represent some form of writing.



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