Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious Timeline

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious Timeline February 29, 2024

Let’s Talk  About Mysteries.

They permeate our lives and surround us with its mind-boggling addictive fog that makes us want ingest it into our minds and souls so that we want to unravel it so we can have have the satisfactory high of knowing the answer that is just hidden beyond our grasp.

Two individuals have helped to quench the thirst for answers to the mysteries that walk the halls of history up and down the ages. Those individuals are

 Jimmy Akin and   Domenico Bettinelli.

with their podcast

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Learn more about his show in Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious Interview 

Also check out Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious Poem 

If your a person who loves to put together puzzle pieces of intellect together they offer a good place to settle and take it all in.
If you love to exam history as well as mystery, they offer us a window into the past that gives us known and unknown stories we can sink our curiosities into.
If you have faith and are looking for God’s fingerprints in the world around you, they offer satisfaction for that part of you.
If you are a non-religious rational skeptic, they bring reason, rationality and logic to every topic they talk about.
If your just looking for a good tale well told, their is a good amount of fun as well.
If your If your an alien looking to understand humans, their podcast is a good place to start.
If your a time traveler looking for a good place to visit, the list of episodes is a good place to look for ideas.

To make it easier on the history lover and and time traveler I’ve created a timeline of Mysterious Events talked about on the show so you can get an overview of  where the mysteries take place in the scheme of things.  It’s not every episode. I’ve not included Mysterious Questions and Feedback but mostly everything else unless I made a mistake. Corrections and revisions may happen as people mess with the timeline.  It covers its first 300 episodes more or less. And a few other SQPN tidbits as well. And some other related mysteries not yet talked about.

Many of the descriptions are taken directly vir betem from that guru of wisdom who gives a great common use description.


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I got to start somewhere. If I start way way back their could be large time gaps in-between events. So all mysteries and stories and ideas I’ve confided to one particular time period starting in the….

18th Century

Where Thomas Wright suggests in 1750 that the Milky Way Galaxy in which we live is a disk-shaped system of stars with the Solar System near the centre. On November 18   Westminster Bridge is officially opened in London. So let us walk across that mystical bridge  looking at mysteries through the 1764  Magic Lantern.

Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo – The Magic Lantern

Then we move on to the first in our sequence of chronological mysteries of


1764 -The Beast of Gévaudan  is the historic name associated with a man-eating animal or animals that terrorised the former province of Gévaudan (consisting of the modern-day department of Lozère and part of Haute-Loire), in the Margeride Mountains of south-central France between 1764 and 1767.

While the beast was terrorizing the French countryside these mysterious and interesting  events also happened.

March 15, 1764 – The day after his return to Paris from a nine-year mission, French explorer and scholar Anquetil Du Perron, who was not eaten by the Beast, presents a complete copy of the Zoroastrian sacred text, the Zend Avesta, to the Bibliothèque Royale in Paris, along with several other traditional texts. In 1771, he publishes the first European translation of the Zend Avesta.

April 5, 1764 – The Sugar Act is passed in Great Britain. This incident increased the colonists’ concerns about the intent of the British Parliament and helped the growing movement that became the American Revolution.

April 27, 1764 – Eight-year-old child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performs a private concert before King George III and Queen Charlotte in Great Britain, and has an encore on May 19.

July 26, 1764 – In what is described 250 years later as “The first documented United States school shooting“, a group of four Delaware Indians invade a schoolhouse near what is now Greencastle, Pennsylvania and kill ten schoolchildren and their teacher, Enoch Brown.  The massacre happens in the course of Pontiac’s War, as retaliation against white settlement of Indian lands in central Pennsylvania. One student, Archie McCullough, manages to escape the carnage; a memorial is erected 120 years later on August 4, 1884.

And now for something sweet. In an alternate timeline Jimmy Akin did an episode called The Mystery of Chocolate. This was not recorded in our universe.

1765 – The first chocolate factory in the Thirteen Colonies is established by Dr. James Baker at Dorchester, Massachusetts.

July 12, 1770 – The word kangaroo derives from the An Guugu Yimithirr word gangurru, referring to eastern grey kangaroos. The name was first recorded as “kanguru”  in an entry in the diary of Sir Joseph Banks; this occurred at the site of modern Cooktown, on the banks of the Endeavour River, where HMS Endeavour under the command of Lieutenant James Cook was beached for almost seven weeks to repair damage sustained on the Great Barrier Reef. A kangaroo was shot and exhibited to the Western world by another member of the Cook crew John Gore,

Now we focus on a new Catholic Pope and a New country in


February 15, 1775 – Cardinal Braschi was elected pope on  and took the name “Pius VI   He reigned as supreme pontiff  from February  15, 1775 –August 29, 1799.

Pius VI saw the development of the Catholic Church in the United States of America. He released the American clergy from the jurisdiction of the Vicar Apostolic in England and erected the first American episcopal see, the Diocese of Baltimore in November 1789.

April 19, 1775,American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord. The battle is an important key date in American Catholic History  

1776Will-o’-the-wisp  is an atmospheric ghost light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. The phenomenon is known in much of European folklore by a variety of names, including jack-o’-lanternfriar’s lantern, and hinkypunk, and is said to mislead travellers by resembling a flickering lamp or lantern.  Alessandro Volta   (February 18, 1745 –  March 5,  1827) first proposed that natural electrical phenomena (like lightning) interacting with methane marsh gas may be the cause of ignis fatuus.

1778 –  Flying Snakes!   Carl Linnaeus (May, 23 1707 – January 10, 1778) dies. Draco is a genus of agamid lizards that are also known as flying lizards. Carl Linnaeus described the genus in 1758, with the type species being Draco volans. The name of the genus is from the Latin term for mythological dragons.

March 13,  1781 – Sir William Herschel first observes Uranus on this date, from the garden of his house at 19 New King Street in Bath, Somerset, England (now the Herschel Museum of Astronomy) leading to its discovery as the seventh planet from the Sun thus expanding the known boundaries of the Solar System for the first time in history and making Uranus the first planet classified as such with the aid of a telescope. The discovery of Uranus also effectively doubled the size of the known Solar System because Uranus is around twice the distance from the Sun as the planet Saturn.

February 4, 1789George Washington is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by the United States Electoral College.

1786 – The Mysterious Nephilim  Johann Friedrich Blumenbach  (May 11, 1752 – January 22, 1840) considered to be a main founder of zoology declares that a series of large bones discovered near Lucerne, a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country, were in fact remains that belonged to a mammoth. They were first discovered in 1577 and thought to be those of a nephilim from the antediluvian or pre-flood) period is the time period chronicled in the Bible between the fall of man and the Genesis flood narrative in biblical cosmology. The term was coined by Thomas Browne. Alleged discoveries of Nephilim remains have been a common source of hoaxing and misidentification. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon (1908) gives the meaning of Nephilim as “giants“, and holds that proposed etymologies of the word are “all very precarious”.

October 15, 1790 –  Ghost Dogs!   -The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Carmel of Port Tobacco is founded. Port Tobacco is site of the first Catholic monastery in the first 13 States and also site of the first chapel in the United States dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Also, in this historic Catholic town, holds the legend of the Blue Dog Ghost. The Blue Dog watches over the treasure of his slain master Charles Thomas Sims who was killed on February 8 in the 18th century on Rose Hill Road while returning from a Port Tobacco tavern.

1794 – A Wizard Clip   Servant of God  Russian aristocrat Prince Fr. Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (December 22, 1770 – May 6, 1840) known as “The Apostle of the Alleghenies” traveled to Middleway, West Virginia, near Martinsburg to accompany Father Dennis Cahill in the investigation of a haunted house known locally as the Wizard Clip.

January 14, 1795 – The University of North Carolina opens to students at Chapel Hill, becoming the first state university in the United States.

 May 12, 1795 –  Urim and Thummim  Congregationalist minister Ezra Stiles ( December 10, 1727 – May 12, 1795) dies. He was one of the founders of Brown University and is noted as the seventh president of Yale College (1778–1795). Yale College is the undergraduate college of Yale University. The Yale University coat of arms is the primary emblem of Yale University. It has a field of the color Yale Blue with an open book and the Hebrew words Urim & and Thummim inscribed upon it in Hebrew letters. Below the shield on a scroll appears Yale’s official motto, Lux et Veritas (Latin for “Light and Truth”). Lux et Veritas has been used for several university mottoes including Indiana University and the University of Montana.

19th Century

1800’s – 1830’s

1801When Were the Gospels Written?  Church of England bishop Herbert Marsh (December 10, 1757 –   May 1, 1839)  advanced a proto-gospel hypothesis, in his Dissertation. He  deduced that there had been an original Aramaean gospel-narrative which had been translated into Greek, and had been circulated in copies into which additional information was afterwards added or interpolated. This became known as the  two-source hypothesis (or 2SH). This Hypothesis proposes that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were written independently, each using Mark and a second hypothetical document called “Q” as a source.

1812The Mystery of Synesthesia  The first agreed upon account of synesthesia comes from German physician Georg Tobias Ludwig Sachs, who reports on his colored vowels as part of his PhD dissertation (on his albinism), although its importance has only become apparent retrospectively.

January 27, 1820 – An Imperial Russian Navy expedition, led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen in Vostok with Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, sights the Antarctic ice sheet.

March 26, 1820 Joseph Smith, Mormon Prophet  – Likely date when Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, receives his First Vision in Palmyra, New York (possibly March 26).

1822 Acupuncture   The Chinese Emperor signed a decree excluding the practice of acupuncture from the Imperial Medical Institute. He said it was unfit for practice by gentlemen-scholars. In China acupuncture was increasingly associated with lower-class, illiterate practitioners.

May 26, 1828 – Supposed feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered in Nuremberg, Germany.

July 18, 1830 – Catherine, a novice at the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, reported that Mary appeared to her one night in the convent chapel and asked that a specific medallion be made, promising that “all who wear this medal will receive great graces.” The medal eventually produced is most commonly known as the Miraculous Medal due to the many miracles that were connected with it. The front of the medal displays a picture of Mary as Catherine described her. The design on the reverse includes the letter M and a cross.

1837: The Mysterious Lost Tribes of Israel   -The American diplomat and journalist Mordecai Manuel Noah proposed the idea that the indigenous peoples of the Americas are descended from the Israelites in his publication The American Indians Being the Descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel

June 9, 1837–  Three Days of Darkness?  Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (May 29, 1769 – June 9, 1837) dies.  She was an Italian Catholic professed member from the Secular Trinitarians.  Taigi reportedly experienced a series of ecstasies during her life and heard the voices of God and Jesus Christ on several occasions. She also known for her prediction of the three days of darkness.

January 9, 1838 – Spring-Heeled Jack    The Lord Mayor of LondonSir John Cowan, states publicly the misdoings of the person who became known as Spring-Healed Jack. “The unmanly villain has succeeded in depriving seven ladies of their senses, two of whom are not likely to recover, but to become burdens to their families. The affair has now been going on for some time, and, strange to say, the papers are still silent on the subject. The writer has reason to believe that they have the whole history at their finger-ends but, through interested motives, are induced to remain silent”. 


1840 – John Wilson ( June 8, 1799 – January 22, 1870) publishes Our Israelitish Origin, a book of his lectures, in which he claimed that the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel had made their way from the Near East, across the continent of Europe, to the British Isles.  He believed the Northern European people to be descended from the Ten Lost Tribes, with the people of Britain being the Tribe of Ephraim. Wilson relied on philological “evidence” of English, Scottish, and Irish words that were similar to Hebrew words, even though he lacked formal training in language or seminary. Other members of the  British Israelism movement, included Edward Wheler Bird and Edward Hine.

November 22, 1841The Mystery of Hypnosis   James Braid “Father of Modern Hypnotism”(June 19, 1795 – March 25, 1860) performs his first act of hetero-hypnotization at his own residence, before several witnesses, including Captain Thomas Brown (1785–1862) on Mr. J. A. Walker. (see Neurypnology, pp. 16–20.) also in 1841 – Étienne Félix d’Henin de Cuvillers (1755–1841) dies. He was a French magnetizer and an early practitioner of mesmerism as a scientific discipline. He’s best known for coining the term hypnotism in the 1820s. The words hypnosis and hypnotism both derive from the term neuro-hypnotism (nervous sleep)

1842The Pyramids of Egypt  Karl Richard Lepsius (December 23,  1810 – July 10, 1884) begins an expedition to Egypt and the Sudan commissioned by King Frederick William IV of Prussia. Karl and his team spent six months making some of the first scientific studies of the pyramids of Giza, AbusirSaqqara, and Dahshur. They discovered 67 pyramids recorded in the pioneering Lepsius list of pyramids and more than 130 tombs of noblemen in the area. While at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Lepsius inscribed a graffito written in Egyptian hieroglyphs that honours Friedrich Wilhelm IV above the pyramid’s original entrance; it is still visible. GP Hieroglyphics”.

November 26, 1842  – The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana (United States) is established by Father Edward Sorin, of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Holy Cross.

December 7, 1842 – The New York Philharmonic, founded by Ureli Corelli Hill, performs its first concert. 

And here it is today.

1842Dinos Questions  English palaeontologist Richard Owen coins the name Dinosauria, hence the Anglicized dinosaur.

March 21, 1843 –  Real, Haitian Zombies!  English Poet Robert Southey (August 12, 1774 – March 21, 1843) dies.  He coined  the English word “zombie”.  It  was first recorded in 1819, in a history of Brazil.

June 16, 1846Pope Pius IX succeeds Pope Gregory XVI as the 255th pope. He will reign for 31½ years (the longest definitely confirmed).

September 23, 1846 – Discovery of Neptune: The planet is observed for the first time by German astronomers Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich Louis d’Arrest, as predicted by British astronomer John Couch Adams and French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier.

September 19, 1846 La Salette Apparition   Our Lady of La Salette, a Marian apparition, is said to have been seen by two children at La Salette-Fallavaux in France.

1847 – The American physician and missionary Thomas Staughton Savage and naturalist Jeffries Wyman are the first Europeans to encounter the western gorilla.

November 14, 1849Communication with the Dead The Fox sisters  Leah (April 8, 1813 – November 1, 1890), Margaretta (also called Maggie), (October 7, 1833 – March 8, 1893) and Catherine Fox (also called Kate) (March 27, 1837 – July 2, 1892) demonst their spiritualist rapping at the Corinthian Hall in Rochester. This was the first demonstration of spiritualism held before a paying public and inaugurated a long history of public events featured by spiritualist mediums and leaders in the United States and in other countries.


1851 The Knights Templar  The International Organisation of Good Templars (IOGT) is founded.  IOGT International works to promote the avoidance of alcohol and other drugs by supporting communities and societies around the world. Its constitution say this will lead to the liberation of peoples of the world, this leading to a richer, freer and more rewarding life.  The headquarters of IOGT International is in Stockholm.

The IOGT named themselves after the Knights Templar, citing the legend that the original knights “drank sour milk, and also because they were fighting ‘a great crusade’ against ‘this terrible vice’ of alcohol.”‘

In Autumn, 1119 – Hugh de Payns founds the monastic order of the Knights Templar and becomes the first Grand Master. In association with Bernard of Clairvaux, a French abbot and religious leader, he creates the Latin Rule, the code of behavior of the Order. The Templars get the primary task to protect the pilgrim-routes in Palestine.

1853 – Werewolves!  Manuel Blanco Romasanta (November 18, 1809 – December 14, 1863) was Spain’s first recorded serial killer. He admitted to thirteen murders, but claimed he was not responsible because he was suffering from a curse that caused him to turn into a wolf. Although this defense was rejected at trial, Queen Isabella II commuted his death sentence to allow doctors to investigate the claim as an example of clinical lycanthropy. Blanco has become part of Spanish folklore as the Werewolf of Allariz and is also known as The Tallow Man, a nickname he earned for rendering his victims’ fat to make high-quality soap.

1854 – The Knights of the Golden Circle  The Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) was a secret society founded in 1854 by American George W. L. Bickley, the objective of which was to create a new country, known as the Golden Circle  where slavery would be legal. The country would have been centered in Havana and would have consisted of the Southern United States and a “golden circle” of territories in Mexico (which was to be divided into 25 new slave states), Central America, northern parts of South America, and CubaHaitiDominican Republic, and most other islands in the Caribbean, about 2,400 miles (3,900 km) in diameter. 

December 8, 1854Pope Pius IX in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus defines ex Cathedra the dogma of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin.

February  8–9, 1855 – The Devil’s Footprints was a phenomenon that occurred  around the Exe Estuary in East and South Devon, England. After a heavy snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles (60 to 160 km). The footprints were so called because some persons suggested that they were the tracks of Satan and made comparisons to a cloven hoof. Many theories have been made to explain the incident, and some aspects of its veracity have also been questioned.

1857 –  Mysteries of the Magi The song “We Three Kings” is  a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins Jr..  At the time of composing the carol, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. It was the first widely popular Christmas carol written in America.

January 1857Death at the National Hotel!   The National Hotel epidemic was a mysterious sickness that began to afflict persons who stayed at the National Hotel in Washington, DC.  At the time, the hotel was the largest in the city. By some accounts, as many as 400 people became sick, and nearly three dozen died. President-elect James Buchanan is included in those who got violently sick.

February 11, 1858  –  Pauper girl Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes, fourteen, has a vision at the grotto of Massabielle, the first in a series of eighteen events which will come to be regarded as Marian apparitions.

September 17, 1859First American Emperor   Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818  –January 8, 1880), known as Emperor Norton, was a resident of San Francisco, California who in 1859 proclaimed himself “‘Norton I., Emperor of the United States”. In 1863, after Napoleon III invaded Mexico, he took the secondary title of “Protector of Mexico”.

October 8, 1859 – Our Lady of Good Help  In Champion Wisconsin Visionary Adele Brise sees an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the 2nd time.   Our Lady of Champion is the first and only apparition approved by the Catholic Church in the United States.

December 22, 1859: The Lost Planet Vulcan  French astronomer and mathematician Urbain Le Verrier  receives a letter from amateur astronomer Dr. Edmond Modeste Lescarbault . Dr. Edmond writes that he had seen a transit of a hypothetical planet on March 26 of that year. Le Verrier took the train to the village of Orgères-en-Beauce, some 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Paris, to Lescarbault’s homemade observatory. Le Verrier arrived unannounced and proceeded to interrogate the man about the theorized planet named Vulcan. This planet apparently had an orbit between Mercury and the Sun.

1860 – 1870’s

1860 Unboxing  Revelation (sqpn.com) The Vision of John on Patmos by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

April 12, 1861 – The American Civil War begins with the bombardment of Fort SumterSouth Carolina.

January 2, 1864Eugène Eyraud (1820 –  August 23, 1868) was a lay friar of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the first Westerner to live on Easter Island. He arrived on this date to begin missionary work. Easter Island is the home of Moai which are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500.

Source – Wikipedia

1865 –  Jesus Birth  What Child Is This?” is a Christmas carol with lyrics written by William Chatterton Dix  and set to the tune of “Greensleeves“, a traditional English folk song, in 1871. Although written in Great Britain, the carol today is more popular in the United States than its country of origin.

April 14,1865- Assassination of Abraham LincolnPresident of the United States Abraham Lincoln is shot while attending an evening performance of the farce Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. United States Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home, by Lewis Powell

April 15, 1865  – President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound, aged 56. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States upon Lincoln’s death and is sworn in later that morning.

May 12–13, 1865 – American Civil War – Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Lee‘s surrender, the last land battle of the civil war with casualties, ends with a Confederate victory.

1866Pope Joan   The Greek author Emmanuel Rhoides‘  publishes  The Papess Joanne. The novel is an exploration of the European legend of Pope Joan, a woman who secretly reigned as pope some time in the late ninth century. It was admired by Mark Twain.

March 11, 1869 – The West first learned of the giant panda on , when the French missionary Armand David received a skin from a hunter. The first Westerner known to have seen a living giant panda is the German zoologist Hugo Weigold, who purchased a cub in 1916.

December 8, 1869 – The First Vatican Council opens in Rome.

1870 Curses!  – Colonel Jonathan Buck (February 20, 1719 –  March 18, 1795) was a justice of the peace and is the subject of a legend that holds that he ordered a witch put to death by burning, and this witch put a curse on his tomb. There is a monument to Col. Buck erected in the Bucksport Cemetery in 1870 which bears a stain roughly in the shape of a woman’s lower leg. According to the legend, the stain is the leg and foot of the witch, and that the mark has reappeared whenever the tombstone has been replaced.

1872Bohemian Grove: Conspiracy?   The Bohemian Club is formed with  Henry “Harry” Edwards, a stage actor as one of the  founding members. The club meet in Bohemian Grove, Monte RioCaliforniaUnited States. It is a private San Francisco–based gentlemen’s club. The Bohemian Club’s all-male membership includes artists and musicians, as well as many prominent business leaders, government officials, former U.S. presidents, senior media executives, and people of power.

The Club motto is “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” which implies that outside concerns and business deals (networking) are to be left outside.

November 7, 1872 – The Mary Celeste sets sail from New York; bound for Genoa, Italy.

December 4, 1872 – The now-crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found (still seaworthy) by the British brig Dei Gratia in the Atlantic.

1874 – Sleep and His Half-Brother Death  is a painting by John William Waterhouse.

The painting itself is a reference to the Greek gods Hypnos (sleep) and Thanatos (death) who, in the Greek mythology, were brothers. Despite their similar poses in the painting, the character in the foreground is bathed in light, while his brother is shrouded in darkness; the first therefore represents Sleep, the latter Death. The personification of Sleep clasps poppies, symbolic of narcosis and dreamlike-states.

1877The Pyramids of Egypt   The Great Pyramid of Egypt, Miracle in Stone: Secrets and Advanced Knowledge (1877) is published by Joseph Augustus Seiss (March 18, 1823 – June 20, 1904). He was an American theologian and Lutheran minister known for his religious writings on pyramidology and dispensationalism. His book on the pyramid is considered a primary text of pyramidology.

May 1878 – The Salem witchcraft trial of 1878, also known as the Ipswich witchcraft trial and the second Salem witch trial,[5] was an American civil case held in May 1878 in Salem, Massachusetts, in which Lucretia L. S. Brown, an adherent of the Christian Science religion, accused fellow Christian Scientist Daniel H. Spofford of attempting to harm her through his “mesmeric” mental powers. By 1918, it was considered the last witchcraft trial held in the United States.[6] The case garnered significant attention for its startling claims and the fact that it took place in Salem, the scene of the 1692 Salem witch trials. The judge dismissed the case.

1879Mind-Control Parasites   Heinrich Anton de Bary defines Symbiosis   as “the living together of unlike organisms”.

August 21, 1879 – Our Lady of Knock – A group of 15 men, women, and children, ranging in age from 5 to 75, reported seeing an apparition behind their church, against the back wall, of an altar with a lamb on it (understood to represent Jesus), surrounded by a multitude of angels. Off to the side in prayer stood Mary, Joseph, and St. John (with St. John dressed as a bishop). Because Mary was among those seen, the apparition is classified as Marian, although the simultaneous appearance of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, John, and numerous angels makes it unique among this category. A further distinctive characteristic is that this apparition was silent: no verbal messages were given. The apparition lasted for an hour and a half.

1879Christian Science is founded   in New England by Mary Baker Eddy, who wrote the 1875 book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which outlined the theology of Christian Science.


1881 –  Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society or the Jehovah’s Witnesses is founded by restorationist minister Charles Taze Russell.

January 1, 1881 – Secrets of the Vatican Secret Archives!   Pope Leo XIII allows a reading room open so that researchers can access The Vatican Archives.  In an address to the Görres Society in February 1884, Pope Leo said: “Go to the sources. That is why I have opened the archives to you. We are not afraid of people publishing documents out of them.”

 1881- The Art of Bouguereau  William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) paints Song of the Angels .

1884 –  (Dark Matter, Dark Energy William Thomson, 1st Baron Lord KelvinOMGCVOPCFRSFRSE (June 26, 1824 – 17 December 17, 1907) gives a lecture where he becomes the first scientist to formulate the hypothetical concept of dark matter; he then attempted to define and locate some “dark bodies” in the Milky Way.

March 14, 1885The Mikado the  comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert opens. It is their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations.

1886 –  Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery    The mummy of Ramesses III  is discovered by antiquarians  and is regarded as the prototypical Egyptian Mummy in numerous Hollywood movies. His tomb (KV11) is one of the largest in the Valley of the Kings. Bob Brier showcases  The Mystery of Mummies   

January 30, 1887The Greenbrier Ghost! In 1897, a West Virginia woman was murdered, but then her ghost revealed to her mother from beyond the grave what really happened. Many West Virginians will recognize this story because they have seen the historical mile marker dedicated to the Greenbrier Ghost, described as the “only ghost to testify in a murder trial.” In January 1897, young Zonie Shue was discovered dead in her home in Greenbrier County, apparently of natural causes. Some weeks after her burial, her ghost appeared at the bedside of her mother, Mary Jane Heaster, telling her that she had in fact been murdered. The appearance of the ghost led to the case being re-opened. The body was exhumed, new evidence was gathered, and ultimately Zona’s husband, Trout Shue, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

February 8, 1887 – A venerated image on a cloak (tilmahtli) associated with the apparition is enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico CityPope Leo XIII granted the image a decree of canonical coronation on this date and it was pontifically crowned on October 12, 1895. The basilica is the most-visited Catholic shrine in the world, and the world’s third most-visited sacred site.

1888 – Edward Burne-Jones – The Nativity

February 13, 1888 – Miraculous Spiral Staircase Jean-Baptiste Lamy (October 11, 1814 – February 13, 1888), was a French-American Roman Catholic prelate who served as the first Archbishop of Santa FeNew MexicoWilla Cather‘s novel Death Comes for the Archbishop is based on his life and career. It was this very bishop who commissioned a chapel be built for the the Sisters of Loretto for their girls’ school, Loretto Academy, in 1873. After the chapel was built it lacked a staircase to the choir loft. Not being able to find someone to complete the task the sisters began a 9-day novena and low and behold on the last day the novena a mysterious stranger showed up and offered to build the staircase for them. He built a miraculous spiral staircase that seemed to defy physics as it ascended 20 feet (6.1 m) without any obvious means of support. After the man finished the staircase. He disappeared. Could the mysterious stranger who built the chapel be St. Joseph himself?

The story was the subject of the 1998 television film The Staircase, starring Barbara Hershey and William Petersen.

The case was investigated and subsequently re-enacted in the Unsolved Mysteries episode “Miracle Staircase”.

Young-adult author Ann Rinaldi based her book The Staircase on the Loretto Chapel.

August 31, 1888 – Whitechapel murders: The mutilated body of London prostitute Mary Ann Nichols is found; she is considered the first victim of Jack the Ripper.

November 9, 1888 – Whitechapel murders: The mutilated body of London prostitute Mary Jane Kelly is found. She is considered to be the fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper‘s victims. A number of similar murders in England follow, but the police attribute them to copy-cat killers.

1889 Hitler’s Religion?  Hitler  (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945) is baptized as a Catholic.  in the same year he was born, 1889.  For six months, the family lived opposite a Benedictine Monastery at Lambach, and on some afternoons, Hitler attended the choir school there.  Hitler later wrote in Mein Kampf that at this time he dreamed of one day taking holy orders. Silent film star Charlie Chaplin who would later go on to spoof Hitler in the Great Dictator (1940) was born 4 days earlier on April 16.

1889Religion, Magic, Psychic, Science   The term parapsychology was coined  by philosopher Max Dessoir. It is the study of alleged psychic phenomena (extrasensory perceptiontelepathyprecognitionclairvoyancepsychokinesis (also called telekinesis), and psychometry) and other paranormal claims, for example, those related to near-death experiencessynchronicityapparitional experiences, etc ””


c. 1890  The Resurrection of Jesus  The Resurrection (La Résurrection), by James TissotBrooklyn Museum.

c. 1890 –James Tissot The Magi Journeying Brooklyn Museum New York City

1890 – The Mystery of Sleep   Noon – Rest from Work by Vincent van Gogh (after Millet) Noon, rest from work – Van Gogh – Sleep – Wikipedia

August 4, 1892 – The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home; she will be acquitted of their murder.

November 18 1893 Providentissimus Deus, “On the Study of Holy Scripture“, was an encyclical letter issued by Pope Leo XIII . In it, he reviewed the history of Bible study from the time of the Church Fathers to the present, spoke against the errors of the Rationalists and “higher critics“, and outlined principles of scripture study and guidelines for how scripture was to be taught in seminaries. He also addressed the issues of apparent contradictions between the Bible and physical science, or between one part of scripture and another, and how such apparent contradictions can be resolved.

1895 The Mystery of the Multiverse   The concept of The multiverse first appeared in the modern scientific context in the course of the debate between  Austrian physicist and philosopher Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (20 February 20, 1844 –  September 5, 1906)  and German logician and mathematician Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Zermelo ( July 27, 1871 –May  21,  1953).

November 17,1896- Airship Mystery of 1896 and 1897   A strange-looking object appeared in the early evening sky over Sacramento, California between the hours of 6 and 7 P.M., people were startled to see an airship flying slowly across the city, from the northeast to the southwest, at a very low altitude (Sacramento Evening Bee, November 18, 1896, p. 1). Dumbfounded, people stood in the streets and gazed at the alien-looking airship with great amazement and some consternation. According to the Bee account, hundreds viewed the sight. -Michael Busby Solving the 1897 Airship Mystery (2004) This  first wave of airship sightings took place entirely along the west coast of the United States, from November 17 to mid-December 1896.

1897 Secret Origin of the Mystery Airships! The second wave of airship sightings, largely in the central and eastern US, took place from January 22 to late May of 1897.

April 19, 1897Leo Taxil’s Masonic Revelations    On April 19, 1897, in Société de Géographie, Léo Taxil called a press conference at which, he claimed, he would introduce Diana Vaughan to the press. At the conference instead he announced that his revelations about the Freemasons were fictitious. He thanked the Catholic clergy for their assistance in giving publicity to his wild claims.

Taxil’s confession was printed, in its entirety, in the Parisian newspaper Le Frondeur, on April 25, 1897, titled: Twelve Years Under the Banner of the Church, The Prank Of Palladism. Miss Diana Vaughan–The Devil At The Freemasons. A Conference held by M. Léo Taxil, at the Hall of the Geographic Society in Paris. 

20th Century


December 26, 1900Flannan Isles Lighthouse is a lighthouse near the highest point on Eilean Mòr, one of the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The lighthouse was manned by three men: James Ducat, Thomas Marshall, and Donald McArthur, with a rotating fourth man spending time on shore. When the  crew of the Hesperus arrived they found that all 3 lighthouse keepers had mysteriously disappeared.

August 10,1901The Versailles Time-Slip    Two English women walked into the past. This is a documented true story that was extensively researched by the women who experienced this timeslip.

1904The Questing Beast  Henry Justice Ford  paints Arthur and the Questing Beast.

July 27th, 1906 – Poltergeists!  A Viennese member of the Society for Psychical Research briefly describes a case where tools and other objects are flung around a workshop, causing damage and sometimes hitting the occupants. Vienna Workshop Poltergeist | Psi Encyclopedia (spr.ac.uk)

1907Weighing the Soul?    The 21 grams experiment refers to a scientific study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall, a physician from Haverhill, Massachusetts. MacDougall hypothesized that souls have physical weight, and attempted to measure the mass lost by a human when the soul departed the body. MacDougall attempted to measure the mass change of six patients at the moment of death. One of the six subjects lost three-quarters of an ounce (21.3 grams).

MacDougall stated his experiment would have to be repeated many times before any conclusion could be obtained. The experiment is widely regarded as flawed and unscientific due to the small sample size, the methods used, as well as the fact only one of the six subjects met the hypothesis.  The case has been cited as an example of selective reporting. Despite its rejection within the scientific community, MacDougall’s experiment popularized the concept that the soul has weight, and specifically that it weighs 21 grams.

1907 –  The Mystery of Egypt’s Heretic Pharaoh  The potential tomb of the famous Pharaoh Akhenaten is discovered by Edward R. Ayrton in The Valley of the Kings. As a pharaoh, Akhenaten is noted for abandoning Egypt’s traditional polytheism and introducing Atenism, or worship centered around Aten.


June 30, 1908:   Tunguska The Tunguska EventOn the morning of this day the Tunguska event (occasionally also called the Tunguska incident) occurred. It was an approximately 12-megaton  explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia,

April 6, 1909Robert PearyMatthew Henson and four Inuit explorers – Ootah, Ooqueah, Seegloo and Egigingwah – come within a few miles of the North Pole.


July 4, 1910 – Canals on Mars?   Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli  (March 14, 1835 – 4 July 4,1910) dies. He was an Italian astronomer and science historian. Among Schiaparelli’s contributions are his telescopic observations of Mars. In his initial observations, he named the “seas” and “continents” of Mars. During the planet’s “great opposition” of 1877, he observed a dense network of linear structures on the surface of Mars, which he called canali in Italian, meaning “channels”, but the term was mistranslated into English as “canals” Mars in fiction § Canals. He helped answer the question is their Life on Mars? (sqpn.com).

December 14, 1911 – The first ever expedition to reach the Geographic South Pole was led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He and four others arrived at the pole five weeks ahead of a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott as part of the Terra Nova Expedition. Amundsen and his team returned safely to their base, and later heard that Scott and his four companions had died on their return journey.

1912The Voynich Manuscript  Polish book dealer Wilfrid Voynich (November 12, 1865 – March 19, 1930) purchases a manuscript which ends up being named after him.  The Voynich manuscript  is an illustrated codex, hand-written in an unknown script referred to as ‘Voynichese’.  The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438). Stylistic analysis has indicated the manuscript may have been composed in Italy during the Italian Renaissance.  The origins, authorship, and purpose of the manuscript are debated. Hypotheses suggest that it is a script for a natural language or constructed language; an unread codecypher, or other form of cryptography; or perhaps a meaningless hoax.

April 14–15, 1912 – Sinking of the RMS TitanicRMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the northern Atlantic Ocean and sinks with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. The wreck is not discovered until 1985. One of the survivors was Margaret Brown (née Tobin; July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932), posthumously known as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown“, was an American socialite and philanthropist. She was a survivor of the RMS Titanic, which sank in 1912, and she unsuccessfully urged the crew in Lifeboat No. 6 to return to the debris field to look for survivors.

January 1, 1913Pope Pius X made a radical revision of the Roman Breviary, to be put into effect, at latest, on this date.  See Reform of the Roman Breviary by Pope Pius XPope Pius XII allowed the use of a new translation of the Psalms from the Hebrew and established a special commission to study a general revision, concerning which all the Catholic bishops were consulted in 1955. His successor, Pope John XXIII, implemented these revisions in 1960. Pray Station Portable  

March 10, 1913 – Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad) Harriet Tubman (c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) dies.

1913 Danny Boy   Danny Boy” is a traditional song, with lyrics written by English lawyer Frederic Weatherly in 1910, and set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air” in 1913.

June 28, 1914 –  Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, 19, assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Duchess Sophie, in SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina, triggering the July Crisis overnight and eventually World War IAnti-Serb riots in Sarajevo and Zagreb break out.

1915Rainmaker Charles Hatfield   The San Diego city council, pressured by the San Diego Wide Awake Improvement Club, approached Charles Hatfield to produce rain to fill the Morena Dam reservoir.

January 5, 1916 – Heavy rain began—and grew gradually heavier day by day in San Diego.

July 16, 1915 –  Ellen Gould White (Seventh-Day Adventist Prophet)  Ellen Gould White (November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915) also known as Seventh-Day Adventist Prophetess (sqpn.com) dies. She was an American woman author and co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with other Adventist leaders such as Joseph Bates and her husband James White, she was instrumental within a small group of early Adventists who formed what became known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. White is considered a leading figure in American vegetarian history. Smithsonian named her among the “100 Most Significant Americans of All Time”

January 22, 1917 – François-Bérenger Saunière (April 11, 1852 – January 22, 1917) was a French Catholic priest in the village of Rennes-le-Château, in the Aude region. He was a central figure in the conspiracy theories surrounding the village, which form the basis of several documentaries and books such as the 1982 Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael BaigentRichard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln. Elements of these theories were later used by Dan Brown in his best-selling 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, in which the fictional character Jacques Saunière is named after the priest.

May 13October 13, 1917  (at monthly intervals) –Fatima   10-year-old Lúcia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto report experiencing a series of Marian apparitions near Fátima, Portugal, which become known as Our Lady of Fátima.

July, 1917 – The Cottingley Fairies  The first Cottingley Fairies photographs are taken in Yorkshire, England, apparently depicting fairies (a hoax not admitted by the child creators until 1981).

June 28, 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed, formally ending World War I

1919South is a book by Ernest Shackleton describing the second expedition to Antarctica led by him, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917. It was published in London by William Heinemann in 1919. In the book Sir Ernest Shackleton,described his belief that an incorporeal companion joined him and his men during the final leg of his 1914–1917 Antarctic expedition, which became stranded in pack ice for more than two years and endured immense hardships in the attempt to reach safety. Shackleton wrote, “during that long and racking march of thirty-six hours over the unnamed mountains and glaciers of South Georgia, it seemed to me often that we were four, not three”. His admission resulted in other survivors of extreme hardship coming forward and sharing similar experiences. This has become known as The third man factor or third man syndrome. The Third Man Syndrome refers to the reported situations where an unseen presence, such as a spirit, provides comfort or support during traumatic experiences.


January 2, 1921 –R.U.R. is a 1920 science-fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. “R.U.R.” stands for Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum’s Universal Robots, a phrase that has been used as a subtitle in English versions). The play had its world premiere on this date  in Hradec Králové;  it introduced the word “robot” to the English language and to science fiction as a whole.

January 17, 1920 – Prohibition in the United States begins, with the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution coming into effect.

1921 – The Man Who Saw A.D. 3906? Paul Amadeus Dienach, a Swiss-Austrian teacher with fragile health, falls into a one-year-long coma. During this time, his consciousness slides into the future and enters the body of another man in 3906 A.D. When Dienach awakens from his coma, he finds himself back in 1922. Knowing that he doesn’t have much time left, he writes a diary, recording whatever he could remember from his amazing experience

January 10, 1921 Saints, Blobs, and Instaprams  Eileen Rosaline O’Connor(February 19, 1892 – January 10, 1921) dies. She was an Australian Roman Catholic and the co-founder of the Society of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor (1913) – also known as the Brown Nurses – to provide free nursing services to the poor. O’Connor had been lauded as a saint in the decades after her death and there were calls for her beatification process to be introduced. Initial steps were taken in 1974 and additional steps in 2018 in order to launch the official investigation into her reputation for holiness. She would be Australia’s 2nd saint. The first is St. Mary Helen MacKillop RSJ,  aka. Mary of the Cross, (January 15, 1842 – August 8, 1909)

November 4, 1922 – Was King Tut Murdered?  The tomb of Tutankhamun is discovered in the Valley of the Kings by excavators led by the Egyptologist Howard Carter. If you want to learn more about King Tut and other ancient Egyptian history check out Bob Brier (drbobbrier.com) where you can learn more about the  Egyptian Afterlife (Dr. Bob Brier, Ancient Egypt).

1922Winchester Mansion Questions  The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearms magnate William Wirt Winchester. The house became a tourist attraction nine months after Winchester’s death in 1922. The Victorian and Gothic-style mansion is renowned for its size and its architectural curiosities.

It is sometimes claimed to be one of the “most haunted places in the world”, but there is no evidence to support this belief. Much of the lore regarding the Winchester House and its owner is fanciful, unverified, and often provably false.

October 16, 1923, Disney  – Brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney founds The Walt Disney Company at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California. There is no way  I could make a post about storytelling and storytellers of  mysteries and not fail to mention one of the best at it. Here in a related audio is Paul Harvey telling you ‘The Rest of the Story’.

1923The Exodus!  The Ten Commandments  is a American silent religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille that is now in Public Domain. DeMille would later go on to remake The Ten Commandments in 1956.

July 16, 1924- An article in The Oregonian made national news when a story was published describing a conflict between a group of gold prospectors and a group of “ape-men” in a gorge near Mount St. Helens The prospectors reported encountering “gorilla men” near their remote cabin. One of the men, Fred Beck, indicated that he struck one of the creatures with rifle fire. That night, they reported coming under attack by the creatures, who were said to have thrown large rocks at the cabin, damaging the roof and knocking Beck unconscious. The men fled the area the following morning. The U.S. Forest Service investigated the site of the alleged incident. The investigators found no compelling evidence of the event and concluded it was likely a fabrication. Stories of large, hair covered bipedal ape-men or “mountain devils” had been a persistent piece of folklore in the area for centuries prior to the alleged incident. Today, the area is known as Ape Canyon and is cemented within Bigfoot-related folklore

January 1 , 1925 –  How We Found the Universe  This was the day a paper was delivered telling of the universe’s discovery. Edwin Hubble discovered by use of  the largest telescope in its day, located at Mount Wilson Observatory, that our galaxy is just one in a multitude of galaxies residing in the vast gulfs of space.

July 10, 1927–  Ghost Bride!  The   San Francisco Examiner article July 10, 1927 (Newspapers.com) tells the story of John Seybold who paid a medium $7500 to talk to spirits. The medium set him up with one of the spirits named Sarah whom the old man meet in a seance. He eventually married her and later on sued the medium when he found out he had been tricked.

April 1927The Big Bang The Big Bang Theory is Born. Fr. Georges Lemaître, (July 17, 1894 –   June 20, 1966)  develops this theory that explains the evolution of the observable universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale form.

May 20–21, 1927  – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

August 20, 1927- Kabbalah! Secret Origins    Rabbi Philip S. Berg  (August 20, 1927 – September 16, 2013) is born. He was dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre organization. Kabbalistic astrology is a system of astrology based upon the Kabbalah: Esoteric Judaism; (sqpn.com).   It is used to interpret and delineate a person’s birth chart, seeking to understand it through a kabbalistic lens.

October 6, 1927 – The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, premieres at the Warner Theater in New York City. Although not the first sound film, and containing very little recorded speech, it is the first to become a box-office hit, popularizing “talkies” (although silent films continue to be made for some time)

1927 –  Nazca Lines Questions The Nazca Lines are a group of geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.  They were created between 500 BC and 500 AD by people making depressions or shallow incisions in the desert floor, removing pebbles and leaving different-colored dirt exposed.Peruvian archaeologist Manuel Toribio Mejía Xesspe (April 16, 1896 – November 2, 1983) discovered locations of Nazca Lines while hiking in the foothills of the surrounding area. He then discussed them at a conference in Lima in 1939.

February 25, 1928 – The Mystery of St. Toribio Romo     Saint Toribio Romo (April 16, 1900 – February 25, 1928) was a Mexican Catholic priest and martyr who was killed during the anti-clerical persecutions of the Cristero War. Beatified and later canonized by Pope John Paul II along with 24 other saints and martyrs of the Cristero War, he is popularly venerated in Mexico and among Mexican immigrants, particularly for his reported miraculous appearances to migrants seeking to cross the Mexico–United States border.

November 18, 1928Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released, but the first sound film and the first such film to be generally distributed. 

1928– The Bible and the Great Flood  – Noah’s Ark   is a 1928 American sound part-talkie epic and disaster film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello and George O’Brien.

October 24–29, 1929 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).


February 18, 1930– While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh confirms the existence of Pluto, a celestial body considered a planet until redefined as a dwarf planet in 2006.

February 1931 –  In Płock, St. Faustina Kowalska had a vision of Jesus who tasked her with spreading the devotion to his Divine Mercy.

1933 – Fascist Coup in the USA! (sqpn.com) The Business Plot (also called the Wall Street Putsch and The White House Putsch) was being planned. It was a plot to overthrow the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install Smedley Butler as dictator.

December 5, 1933 – The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, repealing Prohibition.

February 22, 1933The Amazing Story of “Iron Mike” Malloy  Michael Malloy (1873 – February 22, 1933), later known as either Mike the Durable or Iron Mike, was a homeless Irishman from County Donegal who lived in New York City during the 1920s and 1930s. A former firefighter, he survived multiple murder attempts by five acquaintances, who attempted to commit homicide as a life insurance fraud.  They were known as the The Murder Trust  

 July 22, 1933 – The Loch Ness Monster!  The first alleged modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster occurs. by George Spicer and his wife  People have been Analyzing the Loch Ness Monster   ever since.

1933Lum and Abner’s Christmas Story  In a 1933 Lum and Abner broadcast, Lum, Abner and Grandpappy Spears “Foller th’East Star” through the snow with supplies for a poor young couple forced to spend a cold night in a n abandoned barn. In a manger the wife, tended by Doc Miller, gives birth to “a fine baby boy.” This touching story, symbolic of The biblical account of the birth of Christ, was reenacted annually until Lum and Abner left the air. “Lum and Abner’s traditional Christmas Story” was revived in syndication and can be heard to this very day.

1934 – Ben Aronin’s adventure novel The Lost Tribe. Being the Strange Adventures of Raphael Drale in Search of the Lost Tribes of Israel is published. It’s about  a teenager named Raphael who finds the lost tribe of Dan beyond the Arctic Circle.

February 2, 1935Lie Detectors!  Leonarde Keeler (October 30, 1903 – September 20, 1949) conducted the first use of his invention, the Keeler Polygraph—otherwise known as the lie detector. Keeler used the lie detector on two criminals in Portage, Wisconsin, who were later convicted of assault when the lie detector results were introduced in court.

September 7, 1936The Hunt for the Thylacine The thylacine  also commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf, is an extinct carnivorous marsupial that was native to the Australian mainland and the islands of Tasmania and New Guinea. The last known of its species died in 1936 at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. The thylacine is widespread in popular culture and is a cultural icon in Australia.

May 6, 1937What Happened to the Hindenburg?  In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as well as one member of the ground crew.

 July 2, 1937 – Amelia Earhart   Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897; declared dead January 5, 1939) and navigator Fred Noonan (born April 4, 1893 –  declared dead June 20, 1938) disappear after taking off from New Guinea, during Earhart’s attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.

September 21, 1937 Hobbit  The Hobbit, or There and Back Again  by J. R. R. Tolkien is published. 

December 21, 1937 – Walt Disney‘s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first feature-length animated film, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. Also  Dr. Seuss‘s first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, is published by Vanguard Press.

1937 – Caligula: The Mad Emperor  The movie I, Claudius is not released. It is an unfinished 1937 film adaptation of the novels I, Claudius (1934) and Claudius the God (1935) by Robert Graves. Produced by Alexander Korda, the film was directed by Josef von Sternberg, with Charles Laughton in the title role. The production was dogged by adverse circumstances, culminating in a car accident involving co-star Merle Oberon that caused filming to be ended before completion. Footage from the production was incorporated into a 1965 documentary on the making of the film The Epic That Never Was.  Claudius was the paternal uncle of the Mad Emperor Caligula. Welsh actor Emlyn Williams was cast as Caligula in the never-completed film.

1937 –  The United States Mint issued a half-dollar commemorative coin that depicted Virginia Dare as the first English child born in the New World. This was also the first time that a child was depicted on United States currency. She also had a stamp issued of her. Ms. Dare was part of the Roanoke Colony The colony was founded in 1585, but it was visited by a ship in 1590 and the crew found that the colonists had disappeared under unknown circumstances. It has come to be known as the Lost Colony, and the fate of the 112 to 121 colonists remains unknown to this day.

1938Astrophysics & Cosmic Salvation  – C.S. Lewis publishes the first of his space trilogy  “Out of the Silent Planet.”

1939St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult  J. B. McAllister publishes St. Thomas Aquinas’s treaty on the Occult Workings of Nature. Aquinas: De operationibus occultis:  English (isidore.co) St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult, Part 2

1939 – A panther-like creature called the “glawackus” was sighted in Glastonbury, Connecticut. It became a national sensation, and sporadic sightings of it across Connecticut continued into the 1960s.

September 1, 1939 –WWII begins as Hitler invades Poland.


July 15, 1940Giants! Tallest Man Ever, Robert Wadlow)  Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940), also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois dies. He  was an American man who was the tallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, a small city near St. LouisMissouri. Wadlow’s height was 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) while his weight reached 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hypertrophy of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone (HGH).

October 15, 1940 – Charlie Chaplin‘s The Great Dictator, a satirical anti-fascist comedy film, where Charlie spoofs Hitler premieres in New York City. Written, directed, produced by and starring Chaplin as his first true sound film, it is a critical and commercial success and goes on to become Chaplin’s most financially successful work. Filming began in September 1939.

1940 –  Shroud of Turin Questions  The first official modern association between the image on the Shroud and the Catholic Church was made in 1940 based on the formal request by Sister Maria Pierina De Micheli to the curia in Milan to obtain authorization to produce a medal with the image. The authorization was granted and the first medal with the image was offered to Pope Pius XII who approved the medal. The image was then used on what became known as the Holy Face Medal worn by many Catholics, initially as a means of protection during World War II. In 1958 Pope Pius XII approved of the image in association with the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus, and declared its feast to be celebrated every year the day before Ash Wednesday.  Following the approval by Pope Pius XII, Catholic devotions to the Holy Face of Jesus have been almost exclusively associated with the image on the shroud.

May 10,  1941The (Nazi) Hess Conspiracies (Rudolf Hess)  Rudolf Hess – Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich – embarked on his astonishing flight from Augsburg to Scotland. he hoped to arrange peace talks with the Duke of Hamilton, whom he believed to be a prominent opponent of the British government’s war policy. Later on after he was captured, Was Rudolf Hess Murdered?   

December 7, 1941Pearl Harbor?  Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World War II. The attack begins at 7:55 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time, and is announced on radio stations in the U.S. at about 11:26 p.m. PST (19.26 GMT). Was there a Pearl Harbor Conspiracy?  

1942 – John Hendrix, The Tennessee Prophet  Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25 miles (40 km) west of downtown Knoxville.  Oak Ridge (the Atomic City) was established  as a production site for the Manhattan Project—the massive American, British, and Canadian operation that developed the atomic bomb. Being the site of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex, scientific and technological development still plays a crucial role in the city’s economy and culture in general.

A popular legend holds that John Hendrix (1865-1915), a largely unknown local man, predicted the creation of the city of Oak Ridge around 40 years before construction on the project began. Hendrix lacked any formal education, and was a simple logger for much of his life.

June 6, 1944 – WWII: D-Day: 155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland, in the largest amphibious military operation in history. This operation helps liberate France from Germany, and also weakens the Nazi hold on Europe.

August 31, 1944 – The Mad Gasser of Mattoon   The Mad Gasser of Mattoon gases their first house.  The Mad Gasser was the name given to the person or people believed to be responsible for a series of apparent gas attacks that occurred in Mattoon, Illinois. More than two dozen separate cases of gassings were reported to police over the span of two weeks, in addition to many more reported sightings of the suspected assailant. The gasser’s supposed victims reported smelling strange odors in their homes which were soon followed by symptoms such as paralysis of the legs, coughing, nausea and vomiting. No one died or had serious medical consequences as a result of the gas attacks.

1945 –  The Lost Gospels   The Nag Hammadi library (also known as the   “Chenoboskion  Manuscripts” and the “Gnostic Gospels”) is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi. The Nag Hammadi library (also known as the “Chenoboskion Manuscripts” and the “Gnostic Gospels”  is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi.

January 3, 1945  – Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet Edgar Cayce  (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) dies. He was an American attributed clairvoyant who claimed to channel his higher self while in a trance-like state.  Cayce is known as “The Sleeping Prophet“, the title of journalist Jess Stearn‘s 1967 Cayce biography. Religious scholars and thinkers, such as author Michael York, consider Cayce the founder and a principal source of many characteristic beliefs of the New Age movement. 

During his “life readings”, he claimed that many of his subjects were reincarnations of people who had lived there. By tapping into their collective consciousness, the “Akashic Records” (a term borrowed from Theosophy), Cayce declared that he was able to give detailed descriptions of the lost continent. He also asserted that Atlantis would “rise” again in the 1960s (sparking much popularity of the myth in that decade) and that there is a “Hall of Records” beneath the Egyptian Sphinx which holds the historical texts of Atlantis.

If you  Test Edgar Cayce’s Psychic Abilities  do they hold up?

December 5, 1945 –  Bermuda Triangle Questions  Flight 19 was the designation of a group of five General Motors TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle. Flight 19 is featured in the 1977 science-fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In the film’s opening, the aircraft are discovered in the Sonoran Desert, in pristine condition with full fuel tanks, one of several mysterious events that imply extraterrestrial activity. In the film’s ending scene, the crew returns to Earth from the alien mothership, seemingly the same age as at their disappearance.

August 6, 1945 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: United States Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay drops a uranium-235 atomic bomb, codenamed “Little Boy“, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m. local time, resulting in between 90,000 and 146,000 deaths.

August 9, 1945 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: United States B-29 Bockscar drops a plutonium-239 atomic bomb, codenamed “Fat Man“, on the Japanese city of Nagasaki at 11:02 a.m. local time, resulting in between 39,000 and 80,000 deaths.

August 14–15 , 1945Desperate Coup in Japan!   The Kyūjō incident was an attempted military coup d’état in the Empire of Japan at the end of the Second World War. It happened  just before the announcement of Japan’s surrender to the Allies. The coup was attempted by the Staff Office of the Ministry of War of Japan and many from the Imperial Guard to stop the move to surrender.

November 1946–February 1947   The Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery The Discovery of The Dead Sea Scrolls  was by Bedouin shepherd Muhammed edh-Dhib, his cousin Jum’a Muhammed, and Khalil Musa first discover what is known today as The Dead Sea Scrolls in this time period.  They were found in a series of 12 caves around the site originally known as Ein Feshkha near the Dead Sea in the West Bank (then controlled by Jordan). All the scrolls were discovered  between 1946 and 1956 by these Bedouin shepherds and also a team of top crack amazing archeologists such as Dr. Henry Jones. The practice of storing worn-out sacred manuscripts in earthenware vessels buried in the earth or within caves is related to the ancient Jewish custom of genizah.

December 20, 1946Spoon Bending?  Uri Geller  (December  20, 1946) is born. He is an Israeli-British illusionist, magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other illusions. Geller uses conjuring tricks to simulate the effects of psychokinesis and telepathy. Geller’s career as an entertainer has spanned more than four decades, with television shows and appearances in many countries. Magicians have called Geller a fraud due to his claims of possessing psychic powers

June 24, 1947 – Kenneth Arnold and the First UFOs  Kenneth Albert Arnold (March 29, 1915 – January 16, 1984) makes the first widely reported modern unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, after claiming to have seen nine unusual objects flying in tandem near Mount RainierWashington. After his alleged sighting, Arnold investigated reports of UFOs, writing and speaking about the topic for years to come.

July 8, 1947 –The Roswell UFO Crash (Overview)   Roswell UFO incident: A supposedly downed extraterrestrial spacecraft is reportedly found near Roswell, New Mexico. The Roswell incident took place during the flying disc craze of 1947, sparked by widespread media coverage of pilot Kenneth Arnold‘s alleged sighting.

August 16, 1948Pearl Harbor Conspiracy?  Harry Dexter White (October 29, 1892 – August 16, 1948) dies. He was a senior U.S. Treasury department official. Working closely with the Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr., he helped set American financial policy toward the Allies of World War II. He was later accused of espionage by passing information to the Soviet Union.

December 1, 1948 – The Mysterious Death of Somerton Man The Somerton Man was an unidentified man whose body was found on  on the beach at Somerton Park, a suburb of AdelaideSouth Australia. The case is also known after the Persian phrase tamám shud  meaning “is over” or “is finished”, which was printed on a scrap of paper found months later in the fob pocket of the man’s trousers. The scrap had been torn from the final page of a copy of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, authored by 12th-century poet Omar Khayyám.

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious 50’S Part 1

The 21st-century podcast Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World has a rather unusual link to this decade.
Most all of the topics on JAM W’s episodes can be directly or indirectly related to the 1950s.

1950 – Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is published.

1950 – Isaac Asimov‘s I Robot is published.

February 26, 1950 –  Hungarian-American physicist and inventor Leo Szilard (February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964)  publicly sounded the alarm against the possible development of salted thermonuclear bombs, explaining in a University of Chicago Round Table radio program that sufficiently big thermonuclear bomb rigged with specific but common materials, might annihilate mankind.

Summer 1950: Where Are All the Aliens? The Fermi Paradox Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi‘s name is associated with this paradox because of a casual conversation he had with fellow physicists Edward TellerHerbert York, and Emil Konopinski. While walking to lunch, the men discussed recent UFO reports and the possibility of faster-than-light travel. The conversation moved on to other topics, until during lunch Fermi blurted out, “But where is everybody?” (although the exact quote is uncertain). MYS010: 

August 12, 1950 Can Catholics Believe Theistic Evolution? In his encyclical Humani generisPope Pius XII declares evolution to be a serious hypothesis, that does not contradict essential Catholic teachings.

August 19, 1950 – Black Elk (Lakota/Sioux Medicine Man) Heȟáka Sápa, commonly known as Black Elk (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950) dies. He was a wičháša wakȟáŋ (“medicine man, holy man”) and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people. He was a second cousin of the war leader Crazy Horse and fought with him in the Battle of Little Bighorn. He survived the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. He toured and performed in Europe as part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.

Black Elk converted to Catholicism, becoming a catechist, but he also continued to practice Lakota ceremonies. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City opened an official cause for his beatification within the Roman Catholic Church in 2016. His grandson, George Looks Twice said, “He was comfortable praying with this pipe and his rosary, and participated in Mass and Lakota ceremonies on a regular basis”. Could he become a  Catholic Saint?)

October 2, 1950 – Peanuts publishes its first comics strip.

October 16, 1950 – The first book in the The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  is published.

November 1, 1950Pope Pius XII  defines a new dogma which is the Munificentissimus Deus, which says that God took Mary’s body into Heaven after her death (the “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary“).

July 2,1951 – Spontaneous Human Combustion  Mary Reeser, a 67-year-old woman, was found burned to death in her house by her landlady.  Reeser’s remains were completely burned into ash, with only one leg remaining. The chair she was sitting in was also destroyed. This was believed to be a case of spontaneous combustion.

March 14, 1952The Dead Sea Scrolls Treasure Map   While most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by Bedouins, the Copper Scroll was discovered by an archaeologist.  The Copper Scroll (3Q15) was found in Cave 3 near Khirbet Qumran, but differs significantly from the others. Whereas the other scrolls are written on parchment or papyrus, this scroll is written on metalcopper mixed with about 1 percent tin, although no metallic copper remained in the strips; the action of the centuries had been to convert the metal into brittle oxide.

November 28, 1953 – The Mysterious Death of Frank Olson  Around 2 a.m. Frank Olson (July 17, 1910 – November 28, 1953)  plummeted onto the sidewalk in front of the Hotel Pennsylvania. The U.S. government first described his death as a suicide, and then as misadventure, while others allege murder. Olson’s death is one of the most mysterious outcomes of the CIA mind control project MKUltra.

December 14, 1953Edmund Wade Davis CM is born. He  is a Canadian cultural anthropologistethnobotanist, author, and photographer. Davis came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti. He is professor of anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia.

1954 – Is it morally acceptable to destroy vampires? Some 14 years old’s in Scotland thought so. And they hunted the Gorbals Vampire.

The year was 1954. The location: Glasgow, Scotland’s Southern Necropolis, a massive graveyard harboring over 250,000 sets of mortal remains. Over a span of three nights that September hundreds of children under the age of 14 reportedly assembled there with makeshift weapons, ready to take on a vampire they had conjured from their own collective imagination. That would be bizarre enough, but then adults blamed the unusual behavior on their own particular bogeyman: American horror comics. How Comics Were Blamed for the Vampire Panic in 1950s Scotland by Maren Williams ( October 30, 2018)  cbldf.org Learn more about the Gorbals Vampire @ DukeOfAvalon

1954 – Reincarnation  The story of Bridey Murphy was first told in a series of articles by William J. Barker, published in the Denver Post.  Bridey Murphy (December 20, 1798-1864) is a purported 19th-century Irishwoman whom U.S. housewife Virginia Tighe (April 27, 1923 – July 12, 1995) claimed to be in a past life. The case was investigated by researchers and concluded to be the result of cryptomnesia. Did it give Evidence for Reincarnation?   

May 29, 1954 – The Bilderberg Group The Bilderberg Club, an annual off-the-record forum is established.  The Group fosters dialogue between Europe and North America. The group’s agenda, originally to prevent another world war, is now defined as bolstering a consensus around free market Western capitalism and its interests around the globe. Participants include political leadersexperts, captains of industryfinanceacademia, numbering between 120 and 150. Attendees are entitled to use information gained at meetings, but not attribute it to a named speaker (known as the Chatham House Rule). The group states that the purpose of this is to encourage candid debate while at the same time maintaining privacy, but critics from a wide range of viewpoints have called it into question, and it has provoked conspiracy theories from both the left and right.

July 29, 1954Middle-Earth  The first book in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R. R. Tolkien  The Fellowship of the Ring is released.

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious 50’S Part 2

I have taken every mysterious topic in this list and situated it, in the mysterious decade known as the 1950s.
Just because…

June 28, 1955Steven Greer: Summoning Aliens? (CSETI, CE5) Steven Macon Greer (June 28, 1955) is an American ufologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and the Disclosure Project, which seeks the disclosure of alleged classified UFO information’

Saturday,November 51955  The Mystery of Time Travel  Time Travel is first theorized- Doc Brown slips off his toilet whilst hanging a clock and has a vision of the flux capacitor.

1955 Area 51    Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified United States Air Force (USAF) facility within the Nevada Test and Training Range. A remote detachment administered by Edwards Air Force Base, the facility is officially called Homey Airport  (ICAOKXTAFAA LIDXTA)  or Groom Lake (after the salt flat next to its airfield). Details of its operations are not made public, but the USAF says that it is an open training range,  and it is commonly thought to support the development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The USAF and CIA acquired the site in 1955, primarily for flight testing the Lockheed U-2 aircraft.

Area 51 is located in the southern portion of Nevada, 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Las Vegas. The surrounding area is a popular tourist destination, including the small town of Rachel on the “Extraterrestrial Highway“.

Summer 1956–  Artificial Intelligence  Alan Turing was the first person to carry out substantial research in the field that he called Machine Intelligence. The field of AI research was founded at a workshop held on the campus of Dartmouth College, USA.

1956Is the Earth Flat?  Samuel Shenton creates the International Flat Earth Research Society, better known as the “Flat Earth Society”, as a successor to the Universal Zetetic Society, running it as “organising secretary” from his home in Dover, England.

October 5, 1956The Ten Commandments opens in cinemas. It was the most expensive film of all time with a cost of $13 million and becomes one of the most successful and popular films of all time, currently ranking 6th on the list of all time moneymakers (when adjusted for inflation). It was director Cecil B. DeMille‘s last film.

1957 Transhumanism  Julian Huxley was a biologist who popularised the term transhumanism in the influential 1957 essay “Transhumanism” in the book “New Bottles for New Wine.” Transhumanism is a philosophical and intellectual movement which advocates the enhancement of the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies that can greatly enhance  longevity and cognition. Aldous Huxley  (July 26,  1894 – November  22, 1963), author of Brave New World is his cousin. Peter Eckersley  (January 6, 1892 – March 18, 1963) who was a pioneer of British broadcasting,  was also his cousin.

June 19, 1957 –The Parapsychological Association (PA) was formed in 1957 as a professional society for parapsychologists following an initiative by Joseph B. Rhine. Its purpose has been “to advance parapsychology as a science, to disseminate knowledge of the field, and to integrate the findings with those of other branches of science.” The work of the association is reported in the Journal of Parapsychology and the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 

The Parapsychological Association became affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1969, and it is still an affiliate as of 2019. They investigate things like the  Haunted House of Marin County (Ghosts, Hauntings, Apparitions)

March 1957 – Alien Implants   According to Peter Rogerson writing in Magonia magazine, the concept of alien implants can be traced to a  Long John Nebel radio show interview with UFOlogist John Robinson where Robinson recounted a neighbor’s claim of being kidnapped by aliens in 1938 and kept subdued by “small earphones” placed behind his ears.

February 3, 1958Popper the Poltergeist  The Seaford ‘poltergeist’ was an episode of unexplained disturbances reported by a family in Seaford, Long Island, New York, in 1958. The incidents, which were widely publicized, included bottles losing their tops and spilling contents, and household objects and furniture moving with no apparent cause. Investigating parapsychologists attributed the cause to psychokinesis centering on a 12-year-old boy, while sceptics offered explanations in terms of trickery. Seaford Poltergeist | Psi Encyclopedia (spr.ac.uk)

October 6, 1958Bigfoot  Bigfoot’s footprints are first discovered in Six Rivers National Forest by bulldozer operator Jerry Crew. A newspaper reporter covered the story  Andrew Genzoli of the Humboldt Times newspaper interviewed lumber workers and wrote articles about the mysterious footprints, introducing the name “Bigfoot” in relation to the tracks and the local tales of large, hairy wild men.  The story spread rapidly as Genzoli began to receive correspondence from major media outlets including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. As a result, the term Bigfoot became widespread as a reference to an apparently large, unknown creature leaving massive footprints in Northern California. As a result, Willow Creek and Humboldt County are considered by some to be the “Bigfoot Capital of the World”.

1958 – In 1958, Morton Smith, a professor of ancient history at Columbia University, found a previously unknown letter of Clement of Alexandria in the monastery of Mar Saba situated 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Jerusalem

1958 –Aliens and Religion  A Case of Conscience by James Blish is  first published.  It is the story of a Jesuit who investigates an alien race that has no religion, yet has a perfect, innate sense of morality, a situation which conflicts with Catholic teaching. The story was originally published as a novella in 1953, and later extended to novel-length, of which the first part is the original novella. The novel is the first part of Blish’s thematic After Such Knowledge trilogy and was followed by Doctor Mirabilis and both Black Easter and The Day After Judgment (two novellas that Blish viewed as together forming the third volume of the trilogy). Aliens and Christianity with Tyler McNabb  

Few science fiction stories of the time attempted religious themes, and still fewer did this with Catholicism.

February 1 and 2, 1959 –  What on Earth Happened at Dyatlov Pass?  The Dyatlov Pass incident –  Nine Soviet ski hikers mysteriously perish in the northern Ural Mountains and are all found dead a few weeks later.

October 2, 1959Rod Serling‘s The Twilight Zone debuts on CBS (1959–1964).

1959 –  Jesus’ Prophecy: “The Temple Will Be Destroyed!”  Geoffrey Arthur Williamson MC (1895–1982) translates Josephus: The Jewish War. 


September 19, 1961; 10:30 p.m. –  Betty and Barney Hill UFO Encounter   American couple Barney and Betty Hill claimed they were abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of the state of New Hampshire. But Were Betty & Barney Hill Really Abducted? 

1961 – Dowsing The American Society of Dowsers is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1961, to disseminate knowledge of dowsing (water witching, the discovery of lost articles or persons, and related para-psychological phenomena), development of its skills, and recognition for its achievements. Dowsing, Faith, and Reason  

1962 – Operation Northwoods  is planned. It was a proposed false flag operation that originated within the US Department of Defense of the United States government. The proposals called for CIA operatives to both stage and commit acts of terrorism against American military and civilian targets, blaming them on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The proposals were rejected by President John F. Kennedy.

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October 11, 1962 – Second Vatican CouncilPope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.

October 16 – 20 November 20, 1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis!  The Cuban Missile Crisis,   was a 35-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, which escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by Soviet deployments of similar ballistic missiles in Cuba. Despite the short time frame, the Cuban Missile Crisis remains a defining moment in national security and nuclear war preparation. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war. It brought us to  The Edge of Armageddon  

November 22, 1962,The Secret Cuban Missile Crisis  On during a tense, four-hour meeting, Mikoyan was forced to use the dark arts of diplomacy to convince Castro that despite Moscow’s best intentions, it would be in breach of an unpublished Soviet law (which didn’t actually exist) to transfer the missiles permanently into Cuban hands and provide them with an independent nuclear deterrent.

Finally after Mikoyan’s trump card, Castro was forced to give way and – much to the relief of Khrushchev and the whole Soviet government – the tactical nuclear weapons were finally crated and returned by sea back to the Soviet Union during December 1962. Cuban missile crisis: The other, secret one – BBC News

April 10, 1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald’s First Assassination? Edwin Anderson Walker (November 10, 1909 – October 31, 1993)  reported that he was the target of an assassination attempt at his home on April 10, 1963, but escaped serious injury when a bullet fired from outside hit a window frame and fragmented. After its investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Warren Commission concluded that Walker’s assailant had been Lee Harvey Oswald

November 22, 1963Was the JFK Assassination a Conspiracy? JFK Assassination- John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a presidential  motorcade  through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Other people to die that day include…

November 23, 1963  Doctor Who  Doctor Who first appeared on the BBC Television Service at 17:16:20 GMT ; this was eighty seconds later than the scheduled programme time, because of announcements concerning the previous day’s assassination of John F. Kennedy.

April 24, 1964 – Lonnie Zamora UFO Incident The Lonnie Zamora incident was an alleged UFO sighting that occurred on April 24, 1964 near Socorro, New Mexico when Socorro police officer Lonnie Zamora claimed he saw two people beside a shiny object that later rose into the air accompanied by a roaring flame. Zamora’s claims were subject to attention from news media, UFO investigators and UFO organizations, and the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book listed the case as “unknown”. Conventional explanations of Zamora’s claims include a lunar lander test by White Sands Missile Range and a hoax by New Mexico Tech students.

September, 1964 –  Big Sur UFO Incident – A UFO supposedly fired four beams of light at a nuclear missile undergoing testing.

December 9, 1965 The Mystery of the Very First Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres on CBS where the Peanuts gang puts on the Nativity play and demonstrates to TV audiences the true meaning of Christmas.

September 8, 1966 –  Star Trek The Original Series (1966–1969) premieres on U.S. TV, 2 days after it premiered on Canadian T.V.

1966 Reincarnation Research Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation is a 1966 book written by psychiatrist Ian Stevenson on claims of spontaneous recall of information about previous lives by young children.  The book focuses on twenty cases investigated by the author. It has been translated into seven foreign languages. His book is just one of many that talk about Reincarnation Theories  

1966Verbum Domini on Apple Podcasts   The Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) an English translation of the Bible is first published.

June 12, 1968The Green Children of Woolpit  Sir Herbert Edward Read,  (December 4, 1893 – 12 June 12, 1968) dies. He wrote a book called The Green Child. The Green Child is the only completed novel by the English anarchist poet and critic Herbert Read. Written in 1934 and first published by Heinemann in 1935, the story is based on the 12th-century legend of two green children who mysteriously appeared in the English village of Woolpit, speaking an apparently unknown language.

1968 – Carlos Castaneda: Godfather of the New Age   The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge is published by the University of California Press  as a work of anthropology, though it is now widely considered a work of fiction. It was written by Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925  – April 27, 1998) and submitted as his Master’s thesis in the school of Anthropology. It purports to document the events that took place during an apprenticeship with a self-proclaimed Yaqui “Man of Knowledge “Indian Sorcerer, don Juan Matus from SonoraMexico between 1960 and 1965.

April 2, 1968. – Our Lady of ZeitounOur Lady of Zeitoun, was a mass Marian apparition that was reported to have occurred in the Zeitoun district of CairoEgypt, during a period of about 3 years

September 25, 1968 Francesco ForgioneOFM Cap., better known as Padre Pio and as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (25 May25,  1887 –  September 23, 1968) dies. He is known for many miraculous miracle including Praying Across Time and  Bilocation  

December 20, 1968 – Zodiac Killer Questions The Zodiac Killer is the pseudonym of an unidentified serial killer who operated in Northern California. The case has been described as the most famous unsolved murder case in American history and has become both a fixture of popular culture and a focus for efforts by amateur detectives.The first murders widely attributed to the Zodiac were the shootings of high school students Betty Lou Jensen and David Arthur Faraday. 

August 9, 1969 The Manson Murders – On orders from Charles Manson, members of the Manson Family invade the Los Angeles home of film director Roman Polanski, and murder his pregnant wife, the actress Sharon Tate, and four others.

August 10, 1969 – A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of the Manson Family kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in Los Angeles. The murders created a nationwide sensation.

August 15–18, 1969 – The Woodstock Festival is held near White Lake, New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.

1969The Mystery of Near-Death Experiences   Swiss-American psychiatrist and pioneer in near-death studies Elisabeth Kübler-Ross publishes her book On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy, and Their Own Families.


1970Young Earth  The Creation Science Research Center is set up by Henry M. Morris, along with Nell and Kelly Segraves, at the Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College) It is now known as The Institute for Creation Research (ICR). It is a creationist apologetics institute in DallasTexas, that specializes in media promotion of pseudoscientific creation science and interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative as a historical event.

The ICR also operates the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History museum in Dallas, Texas. Does it answer the question of the Age of the Universe?

April 22, 1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.

November 29, 1970 – Isdal Woman (Cold War Mystery) The Isdal Woman (Norwegian: Isdalskvinnen, c. 1930–1945 – November 1970) is a placeholder name given to an unidentified woman who was found dead at Isdalen (“The Ice Valley”) in Bergen, Norway .

January 24, 1971 – What Is the Great Reset?  The World Economic Forum (WEF) founded by German engineer Klaus Schwab. It is an international non-governmental and lobbying organisation for multinational companies based in ColognyCanton of Geneva, Switzerland.

March 8th, 1971 –  Exposing FBI Secrets!  A shadowy group of eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA. Calling themselves the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, they removed every file in the office. Mailed anonymously, the stolen documents started to show up in newsrooms. The heist yielded a trove of damning evidence and the FBI Secrets were Exposed!   . 

November 24, 1971D.B. Cooper: The Hijacker Who Got Away  J. B. Cooperis a media epithetfor an unidentified man who hijacked Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, a Boeing 727 aircraft operated by Northwest Orient Airlines, in United States airspace on November 24, 1971

May 2, 1972The Chronovisor   The weekly Italian magazine La Domenica del Corriere (Courier’s Sunday) published a photo it said was the face of Christ as shown by a machine that could view any point in history the Chronovisor.

June 17, 1972 Watergate  Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee during an attempt by members of the administration of President Richard M. Nixon to illegally wiretap the political opposition as part of a broader campaign to subvert the democratic process.

October 16, 1972 –  a Cessna 310 light airplane carrying Congressman Nick Begich (D-Alaska) and Congressman Hale Boggs (D-Louisiana) along with the pilot and Begich’s aide disappeared on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau.   History and Headlines. They disappeared in a region, loosely defined as the wilderness between Utqiagvik, Anchorage, and Juneau, has also been called “Alaska’s Bermuda Triangle,” although that description is perhaps a disservice to how truly deadly the Alaska Triangle is. More than 20,000 people have vanished in this stretch of forest— and some say paranormal forces may be to blame. Inside The Alaska Triangle, Where 20,000 People Have Vanished (allthatsinteresting.com)

 December, 1972JFK’s Secret “Dr. Feelgood” NY Times Investigates Dr. Feelgood– The New York Times does a massive exposé on the practice of Dr. Max Jacobson. (July 3, 1900 – December 1, 1979) Dr. Max Jacobson was an American physician and medical researcher who treated numerous high-profile clients in the United States, including President John F. Kennedy. Jacobson came to be known as “Miracle Max” and “Dr. Feelgood” because he administered highly addictive “vitamin shots” laced with various substances that included amphetamine and methamphetamine. As a result of the Times‘ investigative reporting, Jacobson was charged with 48 counts of unprofessional conduct. The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs moved in and swiftly seized Jacobson’s drug supply. It was The Secret Service Who Gave Him the Code Name “Dr. Feelgood” – Medical Bag

1973 – Our Lady of Akita Our Lady of Akita (Japanese: 秋田の聖母マリア) is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the Marian apparitions reported in 1973 by Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in the remote area of Yuzawadai, an outskirt of Akita, Japan. The messages emphasize prayer (especially recitation of the Holy Rosary) and penance in combination with cryptic prophecies warning of sacerdotal persecution and heresy within the Catholic Church. A wooden statue representing the apparitions is venerated by the Japanese faithful and other Catholics. In December of 1973, a Japanese television station videotaped tears coming from the statue’s eyes.

1973 – Pascagoula UFO Abduction  The Pascagoula Abduction was an alleged UFO sighting and alien abduction  in which Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker claimed they were part of   UFO Abduction   (sqpn.com) a abducted by aliens while fishing near Pascagoula, Mississippi.

January 19, 1973 – The Rosenhan Experiment Rosenhan, David (19 January 1973). “On being sane in insane places”Science179

The Rosenhan experiment or Thud experiment was an experiment conducted to determine the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Participants submitted themselves for evaluation at various psychiatric institutions and feigned hallucinations in order to be accepted, but acted normally from then onward. Each was diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and were given antipsychotic medication. The study was conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan, a Stanford University professor, and published by the journal Science in 1973 under the title “On Being Sane in Insane Places”.

March 27, 1974 – The Betz Sphere  The Betz mystery sphere is uncovered by a family in Florida after a bush fire. The sphere is metal with a diameter of 8 inches (20 cm) and weighing 22 pounds (10.0 kg)

1975 – Remote Viewing Aliens on the Moon   Psychic Ingo Swann was  hired by The Stargate program to  Remote View  remote view certain sites on the Moon where he perceived alien bases. There is some  Evidence for this.

June 20, 1975 –  Jaws   Spielberg‘s Jaws is released in theaters. It established the summer blockbuster movie tradition.

July 30, 1975 –  The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa (February 14, 1913 –  July 30, 1975) disappears. It is generally accepted that he was murdered by the Mafia, and in 1982 he was declared legally dead. Hoffa’s legacy and the circumstances of his disappearance continue to stir debate. Jimmy was an American labor union leader who served as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) from 1957 until 1971.

September 14, 1975 – St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton becomes the first person born in what would become the United States to be canonized by the Catholic Church, She also established the first Catholic girls’ school in the nation in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she likewise founded the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity.

July 1976 –  The Mystery of the Russian Woodpecker   A new and powerful radio signal at some point  was detected simultaneously worldwide, and quickly dubbed ‘the Woodpecker’ by amateur radio operators. It was named for its emissions randomly appearing and sounding like sharp, repetitive tapping noises at a frequency of 10 Hz.

July 1, 1976 – It’s Always Demons? (Testing the Spirits)  Anna Elisabeth “Anneliese” Michel (21 September 1952 – 1 July 1976) was a German woman who underwent 67 Catholic exorcism rites during the year before her death. She died of malnutrition, for which her parents and priest were convicted of negligent homicide. She was diagnosed with epileptic psychosis (temporal lobe epilepsy) and had a history of psychiatric treatment that proved ineffective. Several films are based on her story, including the 2005 film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, the award-winning 2006 film Requiem and the 2011 film Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes. Remember if it isn’t demons it might be  Alien-Demons?

1977Lake Parime or Lake Parima is a legendary lake located in South America. It was reputedly the location of the fabled city of El Dorado, also known as Manoa, much sought-after by European explorers. In 1977 artist and explorer Roland Stevenson found ruins north of the Rio Negro in the Uaupés River basin that are believed to be the remnants of the Nhamini-wi. Led by indigenous guides Stevenson found old and collapsed stone walls that were dotted every twenty kilometers along an east-to-west line.

Village sign depicting the two green children of Woolpit, erected in 1977

1977 –  Secret Space Program Alternative   Alternative 3 is a British television mockumentary concerning government conspiracies. It inspired much speculation and interest by proponents of fringe ideas. It has been compared to Orson Welles‘ radio production of The War of the Worlds, as both were science fiction programmes, not intended to alarm the public, that were misinterpreted as legitimate. The former had a far greater immediate effect.Purporting to be an investigation into the UK’s contemporary “brain drain“, Alternative 3 describes a plan to make the Moon and Mars habitable in the event of climate change and environmental catastrophe on Earth.

April 17, 1977 – ‘In Search Of’  premieres on T.V. It starred Leonard ‘Mr. Spock’ Nimoy as the narrator introducing the type of stories Jimmy and Don talk about on their podcast. It lasted until 1982. The series was revived with host Mitch Pileggi in 2002 and again in 2018 with Zachary ‘Mr. Spock’ Quinto for the History channel.

May 25, 1977 –  Star Wars  Star Wars premieres in theaters.

June, 1977 –Devil’s Den Arkansas UFO Encounter  Terry Lovelace was in the U.S. Air Force working as a medic and EMT while stationed at Whiteman AFB. He and his EMT partner and close friend felt compelled to take a weekend camping to Devil’s Den State Park in Arkansas. What started out as a carefree trip to the great outdoors would end in a night of horror and pain as they encountered a massive unknown craft about five stories tall. This experience would lead to not only nightmares and inexplicable panic attacks for Terry along with an intense investigation by the USAF Office of Special Investigations, but the tragic and premature death of his friend.

June 7, 1977 – Convicted serial killer Ted Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) escapes from Jail.  He was recaptured on June 13, 1977.

June 10, 1977 James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998) was an American fugitive convicted of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Ray went to jail and on this date escaped or the 2nd time with six other convicts from Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Petros, Tennessee. They were recaptured on June 13. A year was added to Ray’s previous sentence, increasing it to a full century of sentence.

August 10, 1977Son of Sam  David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco, June 1, 1953), also known as the Son of Sam and .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight shootings that began in New York City on July 29, 1976. He was arrested on this date. It leads to this question  Were the Son of Sam Killings a Conspiracy?  

August 15, 1977Ohio State University Radio Observatory, working on the SETI project, receives a strong narrowband radio signal from deep space; the event is named the Wow! signal for a notation made by researcher Jerry R. Ehman.

October 20– December 5, 1977 – Fatal Colares UFO Encounters in Brazil   The Colares flap refers to an outbreak of UFO sightings that occurred on the Brazilian island of Colares. During the outbreak, the UFOs allegedly attacked the citizens with intense beams of radiation that left burn marks and puncture wounds. These sightings led to the Brazilian government dispatching a team to investigate under the codename Operation Saucer. The investigation was closed after finding no unusual phenomena.

November 16, 1977 –  Close Encounters of the Third Kind Close Encounters directed by Steven Spielberg is released in theaters.

November 27, 1977How To Live Like A Hobbit  The Animated The Hobbit is released in theaters. 

December 30, 1977 – Ted Bundy escapes from jail again and kills again. He isn’t caught again until February 15, 1978.

December 25, 1977 – Charlie Chaplin ( April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) dies.

1978 Remote Viewing (Psychic Spies! Stargate Program!) The Stargate Project was a secret U.S. Army unit established at Fort MeadeMaryland, by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and SRI International (a California contractor) to investigate the potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications.

The Stargate Project’s work primarily involved remote viewing, the purported ability to psychically “see” events, sites, or information from a great distance.

One of the folks they got to help them in this endeavor was American psychic Ingo Douglas Swann (September 14, 1933 – January 31, 2013) known for being the co-creator of remote viewing in the program.

Other individuals involved in Stargate include

Psychic Spy Paul Smith who wrote Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate: America’s Psychic Espionage Program.  Paul helps in  Analyzing Remote Viewing ) (sqpn.com) with this book.

Psychic Spy Bill Ray who tells his  Dramatic Remote Viewing Experiences

Edwin May who talks about Psychic Spying, Psychic Research and analysis complex Psychic Theories  

Learning about Stargate and these particular individuals may make you want to Test Your Psychic Powers? 

February 24, 1978America’s Dyatlov Pass? The Yuba County Five disappear. They were a group of young men from Yuba City, California, United States, each with mild intellectual disabilities or psychiatric conditions, who attended a college basketball game at California State University, Chico (Chico State). Four of them—Bill Sterling, 29; Jack Huett, 24; Ted Weiher, 32; and Jack Madruga, 30—were later found dead; the fifth, Gary Mathias, 25, has never been found.

February 25,  1978 – Visions, Prophecies, Private Revelations  The Vatican document  Norms regarding the manner of proceedings in the discernment of presumed apparitions or revelations (vatican.va is released.

March 1,  1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s coffin was dug up and stolen from its grave by Roman Wardas and Gantcho Ganev. The body was held for ransom in an attempt to extort money from his widow, Oona Chaplin. The pair were caught in a large police operation in May, and Chaplin’s coffin was found buried in a field in the nearby village of Noville. It was re-interred in the Corsier cemetery in a reinforced concrete vault.

1979Alien Apologetics The movie Alien is released in theaters. It gives ample evidence of why humans should not mess with aliens.

1979 – Catholic Answers is founded  by Karl Keating in response to a fundamentalist Protestant church in San Diego that was distributing anti-Catholic propaganda in the form of tracts placed on the cars of Catholics attending Mass.

1979 – The Amber Room  was a chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the room was dismantled and eventually disappeared during World War II after it was sacked by the Nazis. Before its loss, it was considered an “Eighth Wonder of the World“. The Soviet government decided to construct a replica of the Amber Room at Tsarskoye Selo, a process that was to take 24 years and require 40 Russian and German experts in amber craftsmanship. It was completed and installed in the Catherine Palace in 2003.


March 22, 1980 – The Georgia Guidestones  The Georgia Guidestones granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia is unveiled.

In order to avoid debate, we the sponsors of the Georgia Guidestones have a simple message for human beings, now and for the future. We believe our precepts are sound, and they must stand on their own merits. — Purported statement of Georgia Guidestones sponsors  But are they the  10 Commandments of Antichrist?

May 7, 1980 –  Paul Bennewitz & Alien Invasion A woman calling herself “Myrna Hansen” (not to be confused with the movie star of the same name) and her son traveled to Albuquerque to meet with UFO investigator Paul Frederic Bennewitz, Jr. (September 29, 1927 – June 23, 2003). While she was driving with her son near Eagle Nest, New Mexico 2 days earlier they had witnessed two large, silent objects approximately the size of Goodyear Blimps hovering over a meadow. Later under hypnosis, Hansen reported recollections of an abduction and of being taken to an underground base with body parts floating in vats. Hansen’s recollections would later evolve into the legend of Dulce Base. During the session, she exclaimed “Where’s Roswell, New Mexico?”, although most members of the public had not yet connected the town to UFO folklore. Hansen reported recalling having been given an ‘implant’ by the aliens. These stories seem to reveal  Shocking UFO Revelations!  

1980 –Zombies, Sorcery, and Secret Societies! Clairvius Narcisse (January 2, 1922 – 1994) was a Haitian man who claimed to have been turned into a zombie by a Haitian vodou, and forced to work as a slave. He supposedly died on May 3, 1962. But showed up in 1980 convincing people he knew that he really didn’t die.

December 29, 1980 – The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident  The Cash–Landrum Incident was an unidentified flying object sighting in the United States in 1980, which witnesses claimed was responsible for causing health and property damage. Uncharacteristically for such UFO reports, this resulted in civil court proceedings, though the case ended in a dismissal.

1981 – Nostradamus  The Man Who Saw Tomorrow  a documentary-style movie about the predictions and prophecies of Nostradamus’  narrated by Orson Welles is released. The movie has  His Secret Technique Revealed! 

March 30, 1981 The Mystery of Astrology  President of the United States Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., as he was returning to his limousine after a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton. Hinckley believed the attack would impress actress Jodie Foster, with whom he had developed an erotomanic obsession. It was at this point that Ron’s wife Nancy sought out astrologer Joan Quigley to find out if this could have been prevented. After this Quigley gave the Regans astrological advice on a regular basis.

“Not since the days of the Roman emperors, and never in the history of the United States presidency, has an astrologer played such a significant role in the nation’s affairs of State.” -Joan Quigley

This leads to the question  Can Catholics Follow Astrology? 

November 28, 1981 – Our Lady of Kibeho  The first apparition of our Lady of Kibeho.

Our Lady of Kibeho  also known as Our Lady of Sorrows of Kibeho, is a Catholic title of the Mary, mother of Jesus, based on the Marian apparitions reported in the 1980s by several adolescents in Kibeho, south-western Rwanda The young visionaries were Alphonsine Mumureke, Nathalie Mukamazimpaka and Marie Claire Mukangango.

The Kibeho apparitions apparently communicated various messages to the schoolgirls, including an apocalyptic vision of Rwanda descending into violence and hatred, possibly foretelling the 1994  Rwandan Genocide  

1982The Real Da Vinci Code? (Holy Blood, Holy Grail)   The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail  by Michael BaigentRichard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln is published. In the book the authors put forward a hypothesis that the historical Jesus married Mary Magdalene, had one or more children, and that those children or their descendants emigrated to what is now southern France. Once there, they intermarried with the noble families that would eventually become the Merovingian dynasty, whose special claim to the throne of France is championed today by a secret society called the Priory of Sion. They concluded that the legendary Holy Grail is simultaneously the womb of Mary Magdalene and the sacred royal bloodline she gave birth to.

 September 28, 19821982 Chicago Tylenol Murders  12-year-old Mary Kellerman was hospitalized after consuming a capsule of Extra-Strength Tylenol; she died the next day. She is the first victim of 1982 Tylenol murders.

April 1, 1983 – The Government Acid Conspiracy  The Durand Express, a weekly newspaper in Durand, Michigan, reported that “dihydrogen oxide” had been found in the city’s water pipes, and warned that it was fatal if inhaled, and could produce blistering vapors. Dihydrogen monoxide is a name for the water molecule, which comprises two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom (H2O).

1984 – Nemesis Death Star Theory  Nemesis was a hypothetical red dwarf or brown dwarf, originally postulated in this year to be orbiting the Sun at a distance of about 95,000 AU (1.5 light-years),  somewhat beyond the Oort cloud, to explain a perceived cycle of mass extinctions in the geological record, which seem to occur more often at intervals of 26 million years.

1984 –  Ghosts The Archbishop of New York (also known as Mike) was called in by the Mayor Lenny for advice on what to do after strange supernatural events happen around New York. This eventually includes a giant marshmallow man wrecking havoc in downtown New York. A group known as the Ghostbusters is responsible for removal of the walking terror of fluff.

Winter 1984 –Mysterious Voices!  A previously healthy woman was at home reading, she heard a distinct voice inside her head. The voice told her, “Please don’t be afraid. I know it must be shocking for you to hear me speaking to you like this, but this is the easiest way I could think of. My friend and I used to work at the Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street, and we would like to help you.” They told her to have a brain scan for a tumour. The prediction was true; she was operated on and had an uneventful recovery. Education and Debate – 20 dec 1997 (nih.gov)

January 1985 –  The Secret Soviet Doomsday Machine   Dead Hand or  Perimeter , Cold War-era automatic nuclear weapons-control system, comes into operation. The Russian built device has the ability to launch nuclear strikes even if all the Russian leaders are dead. By most accounts, it is normally switched off and is supposed to be activated during times of crisis; however, as of 2009, it was said to remain fully functional and able to serve its purpose when needed.

October 26, 1985,1:20 a.m.: First Time Traver (that we know of)- Doc Brown’s  Temporal Experiment #1 proves to be a success. His dog Einstein becomes the world’s first time traveler by departing one minute into the future. (This time jump does not create a new timeline; timelines are only created by going back in time. Einstein merely moves one minute forward on Timeline 1. The Doc states this is the case with timelines.

March 26, 1989The Secrets of Classic Quantum Leap   Using Doc Brown’s time travel technology Dr. Sam Beckett develops a theory about time traveling within one’s own lifetime. The project is called  Quantum Leap. On this date he begins his time travel experiment.  Just a month ago on February 17, 1989 two slacker teens get a hold of a time traveling phone booth and gather up historical figures for a history project.

1989 – Nancy and Ronald Reagan, when moving to their home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles after the latter left presidency of the United States that same year, had its address—666 St. Cloud Road—changed to 668 St. Cloud Road.  Some comedians quickly characterised their new address as “the Neighbour of the Beast”

January 24, 1989Investigating Robert Righi    Serial killer Ted Bundy  (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) dies.  Robert Righi talked to him before he did.  Robert Righi is a Forensic Psychologist, now retired, and a Psychic Medium. He has interviewed serial killers, does psychic readings, and generally helps those in need.

May 15, 1989 –   Bob Lazar and Area 51  KLAS-TV’s 5 p.m. newscast aires a live interview with an anonymous man who made some astonishing claims. Bob Lazar, who was being called Dennis at the time to protect his identity, alleged that the U.S. military was secretly studying alien technology out in the Nevada desert near a base that is now well known all over the world as Area 51. He claims he was hired in the late 1980s to reverse-engineer extraterrestrial technology. (277) I-Team: A look back at 1989 Bob Lazar interview; it started new UFO conversations – YouTube


Sept. 9, 1991 Crop Circle Questions! Since 1976/1978 Alien crop circles began popping up in the fields of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Gloucestershire in southern England. On this date drinking buddies Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, of Southampton, England, admitted publically that it was not U.F.O’s that made these works of art in the wheat fields but themselves as a laugh.

August 21, 1992Ruby Ridge  Federal agents engaged in firefight on Ruby Ridge, Idaho, that started an 11-day siege of the Weaver family which left a mother and her son dead.  

April 19, 1993 –   Waco Siege  A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends with a fire that kills 76 people, including Waco  David Koresh,   (sqpn.com)the leader and founder of the group.

September 10, 1993 – The X- Files the original series premieres on Fox. It runs till May 19, 2002.

February 19, 1994 – The Medical Mystery of “the Toxic Woman”   Gloria Cecilia Ramirez (January 11, 1963 – February 19, 1994) was an American woman from RiversideCalifornia, who was dubbed the Toxic Lady or the Toxic Woman by the media when several hospital workers became ill after airborne exposure to her body and blood. Ramirez had been admitted to the emergency room suffering from late-stage cervical cancer. While treating Ramirez, several hospital workers fainted, and others experienced symptoms such as shortness of breath and muscle spasms. Five workers required hospitalization, one of whom remained in an intensive care unit for two weeks. Ramirez herself died from complications related to her cancer shortly after arriving at the hospital.Death of Gloria Ramirez – Wikipedia

August 1994 – David Hahn, the Radioactive Boy Scout   David Charles Hahn (October 30, 1976 – September 27, 2016), sometimes called the “Radioactive Boy Scout” or the “Nuclear Boy Scout”, was an American nuclear radiation enthusiast who built a homemade neutron source at the age of seventeen on this date.  On June 26, 1995, the EPA, having designated Hahn’s mother’s property a Superfund hazardous materials cleanup site, dismantled the shed and its contents and buried them as low-level radioactive waste in Utah.

October 1994:   The Mystery of Weight Loss  The ketogenic diet becomes popular– The ketogenic diet achieved national media exposure in the US when NBC’s Dateline television programme reported that this particular died helped control the epilepsy 2 year old Charlie Abrahams, son of Hollywood producer Jim Abrahams.

March 28, 1995 – Border Patrol Agent Luis A. Santiago dies.. and comes back as a ghost  along the U.S./Mexican border.

1995 –Denver Airport Conspiracies  Denver International Airport (DIA) Opens. It currently serves 25 different airlines offering non-stop service to over 215 destinations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia; it was the fourth airport in the U.S. to exceed 200 destinations.  Denver airport conspiracy theories: The definitive guide (denverpost.com)

January 1, 1995Unborn Children, Pre-Birth Communications Elisabeth Hallett publishes  Soul Trek: Meeting Our Children on the Way to Birth. 

April 10th, 1996 – UFO Crash Debris! (Art’s Parts) I would like to briefly tell you what my own grandfather told me about Roswell. In fact, I enclose for your safekeeping “samples” that were in the possession of my grandfather until he died, and which I have had since his own estate was settled. As I understand it, they came from the UFO debris, and were among a large batch subsequently sent to Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio from New Mexico. Roswell Crash Anonymous Letters sent to Art Bell the Radio Talk Host (gregssandbox.com)

1996 –  The Mystery of Skinwalker Ranch Robert Bigelow, founder of the National Institute for Discovery Science, buys Skinwalker Ranch. It is  located southeast of Ballard, Utah,  and is reputed to be the site of paranormal and UFO-related activities.  Its name is taken from the skin-walker of Navajo legend concerning vengeful shamans.

 July 5, 1996:   The Mystery of Cloning Dolly the Cloned Sheep is Born- Dolly was cloned by Keith CampbellIan Wilmut and colleagues at the Roslin Institute, part of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the biotechnology company PPL Therapeutics, based near Edinburgh. The funding for Dolly’s cloning was provided by PPL Therapeutics and the Ministry of Agriculture. She was born on  July 5, 1996 and died on  February 14, 2003 from a progressive lung disease that was considered unrelated to her being a clone. She has been called “the world’s most famous sheep” by sources including BBC News and Scientific American.

March 13, 1997 The Phoenix Lights UFO Incident The Phoenix Lights (sometimes called the “Lights Over Phoenix“) were a series of widely sighted unidentified flying objects observed in the skies over the southwestern states of Arizona and Nevada.

 June 16, 1997  – Secrets of Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published in the U.K.

July 27, 1997 The Secrets of Stargate –   Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)  premiers on Showtime.

1998:  The Mystery of the Antichrist  The Anti-Christ calls the Art Bell Show- the antichrist called the Art Bell show 1998 predicting enconomic collapse starting in 2006 – YouTube

December 18, 1998 – The Prince of Egypt opens in theaters.

1999Pet Telepathy   Rupert Sheldrake publishes ‘Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home’.

April 20, 1999 Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton, Colorado, teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves in one of the first major school shootings in the United States.

21st Century


January 1, 2000 – Y2K bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 (in metric measurementsk stands for 1,000). After more than a year of international alarm, feverish preparations, and programming corrections, few major failures occurred in the transition from December 31, 1999, to January 1, 2000.  Britannica

May 2000 Angels & Demons  is a  bestselling mysterythriller novel written by American author Dan Brown. The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who recurs as the protagonist of Brown’s subsequent novels including The Da Vinci Code (2003)

June 26, 2000 – The Third Secret of Fatima    is published by the Vatican. It was released 83 years after the first apparition of the Lady to the children in the Cova da Iria, and 19 years after the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II . Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) published a theological commentary on the secret  in which he states: “A careful reading of the text of the so-called third ‘secret’ of Fatima … will probably prove disappointing or surprising after all the speculation it has stirred. No great mystery is revealed; nor is the future unveiled.” The  third secret has brought ought several  Theories  

January 15, 2001 – Wikipedia is founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. This is the source for much of the information in this timeline.

April 12, 2001– Shadow People!    The Coast to Coast AM late night radio talk show helped popularize modern beliefs in shadow people. The first time the topic of shadow people was discussed at length on the show was April 12, 2001, when host Art Bell interviewed a man purporting to be a Native American elder, Thunder Strikes, who is also known as Harley “SwiftDeer” Reagan. During the show, listeners were encouraged to submit drawings of shadow people that they had seen and a large number of these drawings were immediately shared publicly on the website. 

September 11 , 2001 – The 9/11 Attacks  – Approximately 2,977 victims are killed or fatally injured in the September 11 attacks after American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 are hijacked and crash into the Twin Towers of the World Trade CenterAmerican Airlines Flight 77 is hijacked and crashes into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 is hijacked and crashes into grassland in Shanksville, Pennsylvania as a result of passengers fighting to regain control of the airplane. The Twin Towers collapse as a result of the crashes. The mysterious question that arises from this terrible incident. Was it Inside job? (sqpn.com)

February 2002 –  The D.C. Beltway Snipers  The D.C. sniper attacks (also known as the Beltway sniper attacks) were a series of coordinated shootings that occurred during three weeks in October 2002 throughout the Washington metropolitan area, consisting of the District of ColumbiaMaryland, and Virginia, and preliminary shootings, that consisted of murders and robberies in several states, and lasted for six months starting in February 2002.   Pam Coronado, Psychic Detective   helped police solve the crime.

2003:  Are We In a Simulation?    Philosopher Nick Bostrom proposes a trilemma that he calls”the simulation argument”. The simulation hypothesis proposes that what humans experience as the world is actually a simulated reality, such as a computer simulation in which humans themselves are constructs.

May 2003– Back from Hell?   Avery Cardinal Dulles publishes an article in first things called The Population of Hell.

The search for numbers in the demography of hell is futile. God in His wisdom has seen fit not to disclose any statistics. All told, it is good that God has left us without exact information. If we knew that virtually everybody would be damned, we would be tempted to despair. If we knew that all, or nearly all, are saved, we might become presumptuous. If we knew that some fixed percent, say fifty, would be saved, we would be caught in an unholy rivalry. We would rejoice in every sign that others were among the lost, since our own chances of election would thereby be increased. Such a competitive spirit would hardly be compatible with the gospel.

We are forbidden to seek our own salvation in a selfish and egotistical way. We are keepers of our brothers and sisters. The more we work for their salvation, the more of God’s favor we can expect for ourselves.

December 8 –December 9, 2003 –  The Battlestar Galactica  miniseries, which is a remake of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica premieres.

2005 StarQuest Media – Leading the Way  – Father Roderick –Geekpriest:  founds the StarQuest Podcast Network which becomes a haven for Catholic podcasts including Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World, StarQuest Headlines  and The Daily Breakfast (which won the 2006, 2007, and 2008 People’s Choice Podcast Awards in the Religion category  In 2018, he stepped down as CEO of SQPN to focus on his work with Trideo, another media venture which he launched in 2014. Dom Bettinelli  is now  Chief Executive Officer of the network.

September 28, 2005Haunted House of Marin County – Loyd Auerbach publishes A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium.  One of Loyd’s ghost hunting adventures included  a haunted house in Marin County, California.

October 12, 2006Eucharistic Miracles!   Blessed Carlo Acutis  (May 3, 1991 – October 12, 2006) dies. He was an English-born Italian Catholic youth and website designer who is best known for documenting Eucharistic miracles and the approved Marian apparitions around the world and cataloguing them onto a website which he created before his death from leukemia.  He was noted for his cheerfulness, computer skills, and deep devotion to the Eucharist, which became a core theme of his life. He was beatified by the Catholic Church on 10 October 2020, two days before the 14th anniversary of his death. MIRACOLI EUCARISTICI – Mostra Internazionale Ideata e Realizzata da Carlo Acutis e Nicola Gori

November 16, 2006The Mystery of Inflation  – Milton Friedman  (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) dies. He  was an American economist and statistician who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption  analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy. Friedman was the main proponent of the monetarist school of economics. He maintained that there is a close and stable association between inflation and the money supply, mainly that inflation could be avoided with proper regulation of the monetary base‘s growth rate. He famously used the analogy of “dropping money out of a helicopter“, in order to avoid dealing with money injection mechanisms and other factors that would overcomplicate his models.

 Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.— Milton Friedman, 1963

 2009Giants!  Sultan Kösen became the first man over 8 ft to be measured by Guinness World Records for more than 20 years.

In fact, Guinness World Records only knows of ten confirmed or reliable cases in history reaching 8 ft or more.

The part-time farmer from Turkey was found to be a towering 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in) in height and he took the iconic title of Tallest living man.

Two years later, the 26-year-old was measured again in Ankara, Turkey, by which time he had grown to a staggering 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 in).


October 17, 2010 – The Pilgrim Life   André BessetteC.S.C. (August 9, 1845 – January 6, 1937) is canonized.  He is the first Canadian living after Confederation to be canonized. Ambitious pilgrims can travel  from Montréal’s Saint Joseph’s Oratory to the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré basilica in Québec City.

December 22, 2010Spontaneous Human Combustion  – The death of Michael Faherty, a 76-year-old man in County Galway, Ireland, was recorded as “spontaneous combustion” by the coroner. The doctor, Ciaran McLoughlin, made this statement at the inquiry into the death: “This fire was thoroughly investigated and I’m left with the conclusion that this fits into the category of spontaneous human combustion, for which there is no adequate explanation.”

October 23, 2011, to May 18, 2018Once Upon A Time    premieres on ABC.

 September 18, 2012The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife   A piece of a papyrus fragment featuring the words “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife…'” was presented at the International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome by Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen L. King, King and AnneMarie Luijendijk, an associate professor of religion at Princeton University, named the fragment the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife for reference purposes  but have since acknowledged that the name was inflammatory

2012The Great Flood & Science  This is the year that Johan’s Ark opened to the public. It is a Noah’s Ark-themed barge in DordrechtNetherlands, which was built by the Dutch building contractor, carpenter and creationist Johan Huibers.  It is a full-scale interpretation of the biblical Ark, featuring animal models, including cows, penguins, a crocodile, and a giraffe.

January 31, 2013Ingo Douglas Swann (September 14, 1933, –  January 31, 2013, New York City) dies. He was an American psychic, artist, and writer known for being the co-creator, along with Russell Targ and Harold E. Puthoff, of remote viewing, and specifically the Stargate Project.

March 1, 2013 – Rosslyn Chapel Decoded: New Interpretations of a Gothic Enigma is published by Alan Butler. Rosslyn Chapel, formerly known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, is a 15th-century chapel located in the village of RoslinMidlothianScotland.

Since the late 1980s, the chapel has been the subject of speculative theories concerning a connection with the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, and Freemasonry. It was prominently featured in this role in Dan Brown‘s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code (2003) and its 2006 film adaptation. Medieval historians say these accounts have no basis in fact.

The discovery of new evidence by the authors puts a new slant on the motivations of those who decided to create a New Jerusalem in the Scottish Lowlands. The signs pointed the authors to a lost holy relic – the skull of St Matthew the Evangelist, in whose name the chapel is dedicated. There is startling evidence that this skull came to Rosslyn in the early 15th century, brought there by polymath, librarian and all-round genius Sir Gilbert Hay, who also put together a substantial library. (Amazon description)

2013  21st Century Poltergeist!   In 2013, an 11-year-old by was having an inexplicable effect on electronic devices around him, including poltergeist activity.

April 1, 2013The Fearsome Australian Drop Bear!     Australian Geographic runs an article on its website purporting that researchers had found that the Australian dreaded drop bears were more likely to attack tourists than people with Australian accents.

April 26, 2013  – Numbers Stations  The Numbers Station is released. It is a action thriller film, starring John Cusack (Better Off Dead)  and Malin Åkerman (Watchmen)  about a burned-out CIA black ops agent assigned to protect the code operator at a secret American numbers station somewhere in the British countryside.

January 6, 2014 –  Oak Island Questions  The Curse of Oak Island  premieres on the History Channel.  It is is a multi-season reality television series that chronicles an eclectic team of treasure hunters and their search for legendary treasure on Oak Island, off the shore of Nova Scotia.  The show  delves into the Oak Island mystery, featuring efforts to search for historical artifacts and treasure.  The eleventh season premiered on November 7, 2023.

March 8, 2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, disappears over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. The aircraft is presumed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean. 

March 28, 2014- Noah with Russell Crowe opens.

Aronofsky has been pondering the story of Noah for decades and working on this film for more than 15 years. Somehow he has brought the first major big-studio Bible film in decades to the screen. The work of an uncompromising filmmaker who makes dark, divisive, personal films without concession to audience expectations, it’s an outlier for the genre, to be sure. It’s not often that a movie with giant rock monsters has me pondering ancient and modern cosmologies, rabbinic literature and Tolkien — and also makes me cry. Noah (2014) – Decent Films

2015 – God and the gods  The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael S. Heiser is published.

January 1, 2015The Holy Fire?  Haris Skarlakidis publishes Holy Fire: The Miracle of the Light of the Resurrection At the Tomb of Jesus. Seventy Historical Accounts (4th – 16th C.)  

 March 23,2015The Bizarre Case of Victim F   At approximately 1:53 p.m., VICTIM M called the Vallejo,
CA Police Department (VPD) reporting that between the early morning  hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., an unknown and unidentified person or persons  had broken into his residence located on Mare Island in Vallejo, California, drugged him and his girlfriend VICTIM F by force, and then took her with them against her will to an unknown location in his (VICTIM M’s) vehicle.

October 26, 2016 The Tomb of Christ  – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a church in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.  It contains, according to traditions dating back to the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus was crucified,  at a place known as Calvary or Golgotha, and Jesus’ empty tomb, where He is believed by Christians to have been buried and resurrected. The marble covering protecting the original limestone slab upon which Jesus was thought to have been laid by Joseph of Arimathea had been temporarily removed for restoration and cleaning  as a result revealing the original slab for the first time since 1555.

September 5, 2017 – Pauline Dakin’s Secret Childhood   Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Pauline Dakin is published.  It is the memoir of her childhood experience of moving frequently with her mother after her parents’ separation; although the moves were not explained at the time, she was told in her early 20s that her father had been involved in organized crime, and that the moves had taken place because the family was involved in witness protection. Several years later, after nursing suspicions that the story did not add up, she concocted a story that her home had been broken into in order to test how her mother would react to the news, and thus learned the actual truth that her family had never been in danger, and instead the moves took place entirely because Stan Sears, her mother’s new boyfriend after her parents’ breakup, suffered from delusional disorder. Her book will tell you all about Pauline Dakin & the Weird World  

Aug 10, 2018 – The first episode of Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World is released. 

 Dec 10, 2018Helping Stuck Souls!   Afterlife, Interrupted: Helping Stuck Souls Cross Over—A Catholic Priest Explores the Interrupted Death Experience is published by Fr. Nathan Castle OP. The book chronicles the past 20 years plus that  Fr. Nathan Castle (sqpn.com) Fr. Nathan G. Castle,  has helped at least 250 “stuck souls” who died suddenly and traumatically adjust to the afterlife. Fr. Castle’s book answers the question of whether you Speak  with the Dead.  

December 16, 2017 – The Secret Government UFO Program (AATIP)   The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) is first made public. It was an unclassified but unpublicized investigatory effort funded by the United States Government to study unidentified flying objects (UFOs) or unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP).   The program began in 2007, with funding of $22 million over the five years until the available appropriations were ended in 2012.

April 24, 2018The Golden State Killer   The Golden State Killer (Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. (born November 8, 1945)  is charged  with eight counts of first-degree murder, based upon DNA evidence.  JJ is a former police officer, and mechanic who committed at least 13 murders, 51 rapes, and 120 burglaries across California between 1974 and 1986. In an attempt to increase wider awareness, crime writer Michelle McNamara coined the name Golden State Killer in early-2013.

September 10, 2019– The Green Children of Woolpit  The Green Children of Woolpit  by J. Anderson Coats is published. The legend of the green children of Woolpit concerns two children of unusual skin color who reportedly appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, sometime in the 12th century, perhaps during the reign of King Stephen (r. 1135–1154).


March 31, 2020The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch is a reality television series that follows a team of scientists investigating phenomena they describe as unexplained surrounding Skinwalker Ranch, located in Uintah County, Utah, United States. The show began airing on the History Channel in March 2020 and to date has run for four seasons. Skinwalker Ranch is home to lots of strange phenomena including Blue Panic Orbs! .

2020 – AATIP UFO Update  The Pentagon UFO videos are released. They are selected visual recordings of FLIR targeting from United States Navy fighter jets based aboard aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt. These sightings happened  in 2004, 2014 and 2015, with additional footage taken by other Navy personnel in 2019.

February 22, 2020 Randonautica and Randonauting   Randonautica (a portmanteau of “random” + “nautica“) is an app created  by Auburn Salcedo and Joshua Lengfelder  It randomly generates coordinates that enable the user to explore their local area and report on their findings. According to its creators, the app is “an attractor of strange things,” letting one choose specific coordinates based on a certain theme.  It has gained controversy after several reports on the app generating coordinates, seemingly coincidentally, where disturbing things were present.

July 29, 2020 –   Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in Wiltshire, England, thanks to a core sample that had been kept in the United States for decades. Geochemical testing indicates that 50 of Stonehenge’s 52 pale-gray sandstone megaliths, known as sarsens, share a common origin about 15 miles (25 km) away at a site called West Woods on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs. Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths | Reuters

October 10,  2020 Millennial Saint for the Internet Age   Carlo Acutis (May 3, 1991 – October 12. 2006) is beautified by Pope Francis. 

Sept. 3, 2020 – The Apostle of the Last Times?  Doom and Gloom  prophetic priest Father Michel Rodrigue who predicted various Catholic Prophecies  including one where Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI would pass away as a martyr and Pope Francis  would be caught by the anti-Christian enemies of the Church is disavowed by two Canadian bishops.

June 25, 2021 – Government UFO Report The US gov’t  long-expected report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena is released.

December 25, 2021Mind-Blowing Images from James Webb! The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope designed to conduct infrared astronomy. It was launched on this date.

Webb’s First Deep Field.

2022The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave  is published. It is a fictionalized version of the summer of  Dancing plague of 1518  in Strasbourg.

MAY 17, 2022 –Congressional UFO/UAP Hearings Hearing on Government Investigation of UFOs takes place.

July 6, 2022 – The Georgia guidestones are heavily damaged in a bombing and were dismantled later that day.

2023The Mark of Beast?   PKS Gdynia, a Polish bus operator, decided to renumber line 666, which runs to Hel, Poland, a town on the Hel Peninsula, to 669.

June 5, 2023 – Exploring the UFO Phenomenon   Independent journalists Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal provided a story detailing  United States Air Force (USAF) officer and former intelligence official David Grusch’s claims of a UFO coverup by the government to The Debrief, a website that describes itself as “self-funded” and specializing in “frontier science”. David is a  UFO Whistleblower 

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