Category: History’s Mysteries

Lincoln’s assassination recounted by last surviving witness on 1950s game show

New evidence shows the Tower of Babel was not a myth after all

Leatherman: A life (and death) full of mysteries

This megalithic holy site predates Stonehenge by 6,000 years

New discovery in the Pacific: Divers find shipwreck rumored to be full of gold

The WWII ghost bomber that mysteriously landed itself

Fact or fiction: Was the “Great Chicago Fire” started by a cow?

What the declassified FBI files on Ernest Hemingway say

Handprint From 1,000 Years Ago Shines Light On Scotland’s “Lost People”

Was Nostradamus a prophet or did he just have a gift for vague poetry?

Did aliens really crash at Roswell, New Mexico?

The untold tale of Tituba and how she sparked the Salem Witch Hunt

Was there an actual love story between Pocahontas and John Smith?

Long-lost sealed sarcophagus recovered in Egypt

The suprising connection between the British women’s suffrage movement and vegetarianism

The real purpose behind a 2,000-year-old battery

These island ruins are said to be the 8th Wonder of the World

The man who really started the Civil War

Bobby Dunbar mystery solved? DNA test puts 100 year-old mystery to rest

What Nietzsche actually antisemitic? Historians think not — and that some of his writings were forged to make him seem so

Recently discovered photo album reveals why the Titanic sank so quickly

Where is Jimmy Hoffa?

The curious case of the missing Russian duchess

The dancing plague of 1518

New letter reopens the case of the Alcatraz escapees

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November 8th, 1895: Wilhelm Röntgen discovers x-rays

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November 7th, 1874: Republican party depicted as an elephant by Thomas Nast


Hollywood blockbusters with glaring historical inaccuracies

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Man discovers invaluable hidden treasure while fixing his toilet


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November 6, 1913: Gandi arrested in South Africa

This rusty coin prevented an impromptu shave— its current worth will surprise you

This underground city is carved entirely out of salt rock— and it’s super cool


Meet Sergeant Stubby: The first dog in American history to be awarded military rank

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November 5th, 1940: FDR is elected for a third term

Gems that kill: Scandalous stories behind cursed and looted jewelry

One surprising effect of the black plague? A longer life span

The ‘Women in White’ who have terrorized people for centuries

Kemetism: Ancient Egyptian religion revived in the modern age


Secret room discovered under house turns out to be part of American history

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November 4, 1922: Howard Carter discovers King Tut’s tomb

This perfectly-preserved shrine in Pompeii takes you back in time

After 32 years, Chernobyl is still as deadly as ever

On the front lines: Fighting in a Viking raid

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November 3, 1954: Godzilla is unleashed into the world

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