Archive for April, 2012

Is The Mystery of Amelia Earhart’s Death Finally Solved?

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance somewhere over the South Pacific captivated the world and devastated many…and now there are some very intriguing new details surrounding her fate –


Could the mystery of flying legend Amelia Earhart’s death finally be solved after 75 years?

Pioneer: Amelia Earhart was a global superstar


“Glamorous Amelia Earhart – one of the first female aviators – was fearless as she continually flew into the face of danger.


But on July 2, 1937, she vanished while attempting to fly around the globe.


Her disappearance somewhere over the South Pacific during the last 7,000 miles of her epic journey captivated the world and devastated devoted fans.


After the huge search was finally called off and she was pronounced dead, her mysterious end has continued to fascinate – and spark many conspiracy theories.


Now, 75 years on, one of the 20th Century’s most tantalising mysteries may finally be solved thanks to a blurry black and white photo taken by a British military surveyor two months after Amelia disappeared”…


For the complete article click here.


The Secret History of The Glow-in-the-Dark Civil War Soldiers

I’ve never heard of this phenomenon! It’s completely bizarre…



The Mystery of the Glow-in-the-Dark Civil War Soldiers






The American Civil War Battle of Shiloh left 16,000 soldiers dead and 3,000 soldiers wounded, and some of those wounded soldiers are part of an odd mystery. Some of the soldiers had eerily glowing wounds, which healed more quickly than the non-glowing wounds. So what strange battlefield science was at work?

It took two days and nights for the medics to reach all of the wounded soldiers in Shiloh, and some of the soldiers noticed that their wounds glowed in the darkness. Because the glowing wounds healed more quickly and cleanly, the mysterious force was termed “Angel’s Glow.”…


(For the complete article click here.)



Atlas Obscura’s International Obscura Day!

Atlas Obscura is a compendium of the world’s “wonders, curiosities, and esoterica” – and therefore it’s the perfect atlas for us! Yet somehow we missed their ingenious and delightful “Obscura Day”  – a wordwide day of local exploration and a celebration of wonder – it was yesterday! (This is what happens when your friendly blog editor fails to check Google alerts for a week!)


But now that we know about Obscura Day it’s pretty much our favorite day of the year now, and you can be sure The Museum of Mysteries will follow the festivities closely next year. In the meantime, fall in love with the Atlas for yourself…here.






…And learn more about Obscura Day here with an awesome little video.


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