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The cathedral in Salamanca (Spain) was constructed in 1102 and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th century religious…

The cathedral in Salamanca (Spain) was constructed in 1102 and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th century religious…

Glimerton Cove - Edinburgh. The caves have been inhabited for at least 300 years & various theories exist about what they were used for, among them that they may have been a meeting place for the Covenanters, who were persecuted in the 17th century for opposing religious reforms of King Charles I. Records show they were inhabited by George Paterson, a blacksmith, in the 18th century, but archaeologists say the network could not have been dug by one man & believe they may date back centuries.

Glimerton Cove - Edinburgh. The caves have been inhabited for at least 300 years & various theories exist about what they were used for, among them that they may have been a meeting place for the Covenanters, who were persecuted in the 17th century for opposing religious reforms of King Charles I. Records show they were inhabited by George Paterson, a blacksmith, in the 18th century, but archaeologists say the network could not have been dug by one man & believe they may date back centuries.

The Edinburgh phantom--ten book sculptures left mysteriously in the libraries and museums of Edinburgh "in support of libraries, books, words, ideas..."

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The Edinburgh phantom--ten book sculptures left mysteriously in the libraries and museums of Edinburgh "in support of libraries, books, words, ideas..."

Strange spiral: Residents in northern Norway were left stunned after the lightshow, which almost looked computer-generated, appeared in the skies above them

Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway

Strange spiral: Residents in northern Norway were left stunned after the lightshow, which almost looked computer-generated, appeared in the skies above them

In several wooded areas around Cumbria and Portmeirion in the UK, people have been hammering small denomination coins intro trees for centuries. The practice is said to date back as far as the early 1700s, in Scotland, where ill people would stick florins into trees in hopes that the trees would cure their illnesses. In 1877, Queen Victoria wrote about visiting an oak tree with coins stuck in it in Scotland’s Highlands. Amazing.

Money Trees

In several wooded areas around Cumbria and Portmeirion in the UK, people have been hammering small denomination coins intro trees for centuries. The practice is said to date back as far as the early 1700s, in Scotland, where ill people would stick florins into trees in hopes that the trees would cure their illnesses. In 1877, Queen Victoria wrote about visiting an oak tree with coins stuck in it in Scotland’s Highlands. Amazing.

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Edinburgh Underground Vaults. We took the historical/ghost tour in July 2012. The wiccans still have an alter that they visit there and there is a stone circle in another room where they "contain" the evil spirits.  You can step into it if you aren't afraid of bad luck.  We didn't test it.  One room is very creepy.  I wanted to back into the corner to take some pictures, but felt repelled by the corners and found I couldn't bring myself to go into the corners.

Edinburgh Underground Vaults. We took the historical/ghost tour in July 2012. The wiccans still have an alter that they visit there and there is a stone circle in another room where they "contain" the evil spirits. You can step into it if you aren't afraid of bad luck. We didn't test it. One room is very creepy. I wanted to back into the corner to take some pictures, but felt repelled by the corners and found I couldn't bring myself to go into the corners.

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