Feeding the Curious Mind
It is said that “truth is the first casualty of war.” But it could also be said that the second casualty of war is the theft of the wealth of those countries which have been invaded. And because the Second World War saw many countries within Europe invaded by the Nazis, they also had theirContinue reading “Mystery of the Lost Nazi Gold”
Jungles can be dangerous places. Some contain wild animals, others unfriendly local tribes. But one thing they all have in common is that it is easy to get lost and not find your way out. This includes the jungles of Panama in Central America. The particular mystery here is more than perplexing as the intendedContinue reading “Mystery of the Lost Jungle Hitch-Hikers”
Aircraft have gone missing ever since they first took to the air. As their range and endurance increased, aircraft would venture further and further afield and eventually to cross oceans. This resulted in there being more lost aircraft never to be found again. And one of the most puzzling happened to one of the mostContinue reading “Flight into the Unknown”
In the days when lighthouses were “manned” it was looked on as a solitary and lonely existence even if there were three keepers working the same lighthouse to keep the lamp in good order. One such lighthouse was located on Flannan Isle, in the Outer Hebrides off Scotland. It was built in 1899. But aContinue reading “The Mysterious Disappearance of the Lighthouse Crew”
There are satellites orbiting the Earth with one main objective, to detect nuclear explosions. Besides defence, they are there to detect any unauthorised nuclear tests as they were mostly banned by a treaty signed in 1963. One such satellite as Vela 6911 and on the morning of the 22nd September 1979, it detected aContinue reading “The Secret Nuclear Explosion”
I remember well the month of April 1986. I was on a ship off the coast of Belgium making a documentary film on the laying of a new transatlantic communications cable. One afternoon the captain of the vessel called me up to the bridge and told me that he would be ordering all portholes toContinue reading “The Mysterious Black Bird of Chernobyl”
This strange event happened to the small American town of Beebe on New year’s day 2011. The bodies covered an area of approximately one square mile. They were everywhere; in gardens, on roads, pavements, everywhere. So, what was it that caused this mysterious event? Medical examination of the birds showed that they hadContinue reading “It’s Raining Birds”
Who hasn’t imagined finding treasure? Probably most of us have allowed that dream to drift into our minds. We might think that we might have to dig it up or use a metal detector to find it. But in this mysterious story, the couple who discovered treasure did nothing else but pick up a rustyContinue reading “The £10 Million Rusty Can”
The oceans on this planet are vast and can also be mysterious. From time to time, ships and aircraft go missing and a few are never found again. But this is a story in which the ship is found safe and sound but the crew and passengers have disappeared. The ship in question is theContinue reading “The Most Famous Ghost Ship in History”
One of the early airlines to operate scheduled European flights from North-East London and on the borders of Essex (Stapleford Aerodrome to be exact) flourished from 1934 to 1939. It was known as Hillman Airways and was started by a bus and coach operator in the region, Edward Henry Hillman. They operated twin-engine DH RapidesContinue reading “The Girls who Fell to Earth”
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