The Silent Procession of Amsterdam: One Man’s Vomit Becomes an International Blessing

Every year in March, people from around the globe gather in the Holland's city of Amsterdam to participate in the Stille Omgang, or "Silent Procession", also sometimes called the "Miracle Procession". This procession commemorates the 'Miracle of the Host' which is suppose to have occurred on March 15, 1345. This is a beautiful ritual to commemorate a miracle with origins that are less than romantic. Though it started in the 16th Century as a Catholic … [Read more...]

You Have Heard Of Columbus, But Have You Heard Of Zheng He?

Years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, another country began an ambitious exploration of the world with a fleet of ships. It is an often overlooked part of history because this huge ocean expedition was not launched by a European country. It was launched by China, and it is still considered by many historians as one of the most impressive navel efforts ever undertaken. More, it is possible that this Chinese fleet may have visited the 'undiscovered' Americas before … [Read more...]

The Forgotten Voyages Of Zheng He

Many have never heard of Zheng He, a man who sailed the ocean blue with a vast armada almost 100 years before Columbus sailed to find a new route to India. In the first part of this article, You Have Heard Of Columbus, But Have You Heard Of Zheng He? we explored the rise of Zheng He to power and his ambitious efforts to both explore the known world and expand China's influence in the world. It seemed the pressure within emperor Yongle's court to end China's opening to … [Read more...]

The Mysterious Taos Hum

Although it is popularly known as the Taos hum, this mysterious low pitched sound extends well beyond New Mexico. For years, residents of Great Britain and parts of the Southeastern United States have complained about a mysterious hum that simply does not go away. The fact that not everyone can hear this strange hum just adds to the mystery and fuels the speculation regarding its source. Some people claim that the Taos hum is manmade, perhaps the result of a secret … [Read more...]

The Terrifying Tale of the Enfield Poltergeist

When most people think of haunted places, they think of palatial castles, churches, graveyards and ancient ruins but this terrifying true tale takes place in a rundown council house, in Enfield, London, England. The story of the notorious Enfield Poltergeist started in 1977 and would endure for a year before finally dying down. The Hodgson family were quite happy living in their modest council home. It was a home in which they had lived for the majority of their … [Read more...]