Mystery of The Longyou Caves

Written By Tripzibit on May 25, 2015 | 05:00

On June 9, 1992, a villager named Wu Anai made an incredible discovery, he accidentally unveiled a mysterious long-hidden cave on Phoenix Hil, near the village of Shiyan Beicun on the Lan River in Longyou County, Quzhou prefecture, Zhejiang province, China. Upon investigation, it turned out that this cave was one in a network of 36 hidden chambers in the area. The caves were carved in siltstone, a homogeneous medium-hard rock, and are thought to date to a period before the creation of the Qin Dynasty in 212 BCE, about 2,000 years ago. The floor of the grotto occupies more than 2,000 square meters, with the tallest point of the cave exceeding 30 meters. The four steles of cave 1 are symmetrically distributed. Despite their size and the effort involved in creating them, so far no trace of their construction or even their existence has been located in the historic record.

Interior of the caves

At the time, Wu Anai from the Chinese village of Longyou pooled his money with his neighbors to buy a water pump and began siphoning out the pond in his village. However, it wasn't really a pond at all, but the flooded entrance to an ancient, man-made cave. After 17 days pumping, enough water had been removed to reveal the cave including several carved stelae, thus confirming his idea that they were not natural reservoirs at all, but rather man-made. Like most villages in southern China, there are numerous ponds in Shiyanbei, but these are mostly rectangular, and very deep, having been known as "bottomless ponds" by generations of villagers. These ponds teem with fish, which are easily caught. After the first cave was pumped dry not a single fish was to be seen.

Unfortunately, there are no documents whatsoever have been discovered, that record the construction or purpose of the Longyou Caves, although the excavation would have been an immense, government-contracted project involving the movement of 900,000 cubic meters of rock. This is especially odd considering the ancient Chinese were meticulous record-keepers.

This discovery has called the attention of many specialists from China, Japan, Poland, Singapore and USA. One of the most interesting and challenging questions is how the caverns have been able to keep their integrity for more than 2000 years.


Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longyou_Caves

http://www.cracked.com/article_22138_5-important-things-from-history-that-no-one-can-explain.html
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The Mackenzie Poltergeist

Written By Tripzibit on May 22, 2015 | 02:09

The Mackenzie Poltergeist has been called the most well-documented paranormal phenomenon in the world. Since 1998, Greyfriars Churchyard has been the epicentre of an escalation of unexplained events linked to the ghost of Mackenzie. Situated at the back of the Kirkyard, the Black Mausoleum is an imposing sight, even on a clear sunny day. The Mausoleum is the grave of Sir George Mackenzie, a former Lord Advocate whose persecution of the Covenanters in the 17th century earned him the nickname Bluidy Mackenzie.

In 1998 something happened which is said to have disturbed Mackenzie from his eternal slumber and unleashed him on the unwary souls who venture into the Kirkyard. It was, the story goes, a stormy night when a homeless man looking for shelter found himself outside the Black Mausoleum, and seeing nowhere else to go, broke the simple lock on the door and went inside.

Tomb of Sir George Mackenzie
There he found coffins, belonging to some of Mackenzie’s relatives, and he supposedly broke one open out of boredom or a morbid curiosity. Then, suddenly, the floor beneath him gave way and he fell down into a pit. The space beneath the mausoleum contained bodies as well - plague victims who had been dumped and covered over as a quick means of disposal.

Despite their age, due to their having been sealed up the bodies were still in a state of decomposition. It’s hard to imagine the kind of terror he would have felt as he tried to clamber out of that hole, away from the grasping skeletal arms and rotted flesh of the dead. And when finally he emerged, he fled from the scene, barging past a man out walking his dog and leaving him terrified.

Since then over 400 people have reported various sensations ranging from cold/hot spots, scratches and bruises right through to the ultimate attention seeking affect of being knocked totally unconscious. Most of these occurrences seemed to happen in one particular mausoleum, now known as the Black Mausoleum that resides inside the Covenanters prison. There have even been two failed attempts at exorcism only to have one of the exorcists, Colin Grant, die a week later from a heart attack.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyfriars_Kirkyard

http://www.paranormalfieldinvestigators.com/mackenziepoltergeist.html

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/life-style/edinburgh-s-most-haunted-mackenzie-poltergeist-1-3590047

Pic Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mackenzie_mausoleum.JPG
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Ancient Bell Found Inside a Coal

Written By Tripzibit on May 21, 2015 | 02:22

In 1940s, a ten years old boy, Newton Anderson discovered a mysterious bell inside a lump of coal when he dropped the coal accidentally in his basement.When he broke it a metal object protruded. Soon after he completely removed all coal from the bell, which had a two-inch stem between the bell and a "human-like" figure on top--a man in a kneeling position, with arms and wings. Records show the coal had been excavated from a shallow mine near his home in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

According to Norm Sharbaugh’s book Ammunition (which includes several “coal anecdotes”) the bell is an antediluvian artifact (made before the Genesis Flood). The Institute for Creation Research had the bell submitted to the lab at the University of Oklahoma. There a nuclear activation analysis revealed that the bell contains an unusual mix of metals, different from any known modern alloy production (including copper, zinc, tin, arsenic, iodine, and selenium).
 
Historians compared the bell to artifacts from "all" cultures, and concluded the most similar artifact was from ancient Babel, with the figurine representing a pagan god. Both have a "horn" (broken on the bell) and wings. The face on both is eerily similar.

The bell was prominently featured in the 1992 CBS docudrama production called Ancient Secrets of the Bible and is now part of the Genesis Park collection. Later on, Newton Anderson spent a great deal of time researching the figure atop the bell. He discovered similarities to the Babylonian Southwest Wind Demon, called Pazuzu. The demon typically is shown with a headpiece like the bell figure. Indeed the bell’s headpiece appears like it may have been taller and part may have broken off. The Hindu deity Garuda is sometimes depicted on top of bells, as is the Egyptian Isis. The kneeling posture with hands clasped is quite like Garuda representations.

A convention of bell experts did not know its place of origin, although some felt there was a similarity to semi-ancient bells made in India. Their suggestion was that some early American dropped a foreign bell down a well, to be incorporated into the coal.
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Ghost of the Roundhay Park

Written By Tripzibit on May 20, 2015 | 01:57

Recently, a mysterious ghostly figure appeared behind two children while they posed for a picture in the Roundhay Park, Leeds, England. At the time, the two kids Mayrian Islam, 11, and Ryhan Kaliq, 9 were posed in front of a castle that was built in 1812. Post office worker Nurul Islam, 37, who went to the park with his sister and her two children, said they were all shocked when they saw the image which looks like it shows an adult walking up the steps with arms outstretched. He insisted no one was there at the time of the photo. 

Ghostly figure appeared behind the two kids

Dr Kevin Grady, director of Leeds Civic Trust, said it was the first time paranormal activity had been recorded there. The folly was built in 1812 by George Nettleton for the Nicholson family, who bought the Roundhay Park Estate in 1803 and built The Mansion and landscaped the grounds, creating the lakes.

Sources:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/575581/PICTURED-creepy-ghost-photo-bombed-family-snap-two-children
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