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Earths Unsolved X-Files (Part 6)

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posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 08:02 AM
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26. The Aluminium Wedge of Aiud

In 1974, 3 objects were found buried 10 meters deep in sand by a group of workers on the banks of the river Mures, East of Aiud, Romania. Two of the objects were confirmed to be Mastodon bones and the third object is what is known as the “Object of Aiud” or “The Aluminium Wedge of Aiud”.

The wedge was sent to the archeological institute of Cluj-Napoca…..

The examination of this object showed it to weigh about 5lbs. There are two holes of different sizes. The object has two arms. Traces of tool marks can be seen on the sides of the object and at its lowest part. It measures approximately 8” x 5” x 3”

Dr. Niederkorn of the institute for the study of metals and non-metallic minerals located in Magurele, Romania, concluded that the object is comprised of a alloy of an extremely complex metal. Twelve different elements combine to form the Aiud Object. It consists of: 89% aluminum, 6.2% copper, 2.84% silicon, 1.81% zinc, 0.41% lead, 0.33% tin, 0.2% zirconium, 0.11% cadmium, 0.0024% nickel, 0.0023% cobalt, 0.0003% bismuth, and trace of galium.

Furthermore, this strange object is covered with a thick layer of aluminum oxide, which lends credence to its antiquity. After the analysis of this aluminum oxide layer, specialists have confirmed that the object is a minimum of 300 to 400 years old.

Aluminium was first discovered in 1808 and mass produced in 1885 and requires a temperature of 1000 Degrees to be manufactured.

Simply put, it is an object out of place. Adding to the intrigue, the wedge being found next to Mastodon Bones could date it as far back as 11,000 years old. It is NOT on public display and remains in the possession of an unknown collector.

27. Maria Talarico Possessed by the Dead.

A case of spiritual possession that led to the formal legal judgement of murder.

On February 13th, 1936, the body of 19-year-old Giuseppe “Pepe” Veraldi was found under the Morandi bridge in Catanzaro, Italy. Significant body and head trauma, coupled with a lack of any evidence of foul play lead authorities to conclude that he committed suicide by jumping from the bridge.

Now, what you have just read, ladies and gentlemen, could NOT be further from the truth, get ready for goosebumps………….

One morning in January of 1939, Maria Talarico, a teenaged girl of the city, was walking across the same bridge, as she had done many times before. About halfway across she suddenly stopped, walked over to the side from which Pepe had allegedly jumped, and mysteriously fainted. Several people were nearby and promptly arranged for Maria to be carted home.

Once in her own home, she awakened and initially seemed to be herself until she spoke. Instead of her usual voice, she spoke in a rasping male voice and told those present that she was Pepe Veraldi, and demanded to speak to his mother. After the shock had worn off somewhat, one of the neighbors ran off to fetch Mrs. Veraldi. During the wait, “Pepe” asked for wine and cigarettes and playing cards — proposing that he and some of the men have a game until his mother arrived. Needless to say, this was not in any way similar to Maria’s normal behavior.

Eventually Pepe’s mother showed up and he quickly told her (via Maria) that he had been murdered but did not name the culprit(s). As this information began to sink in with those gathered at the Talarico home, Maria quickly got up and ran outside to the exact place under the bridge where Pepe’s corpse had fallen. Those from Maria’s household followed her, and when Pepe’s mother arrived she ordered her son’s spirit to leave Maria. Apparently it did, as Maria instantly “woke up” but remembered nothing of the past since she had initially fainted on the bridge.
Most likely Pepe’s mother went to the police with this information, but without names, there was nothing they could do. And they might have found the whole story too difficult to believe.

The story would have ended there had it not been for a letter Pepe’s mother received nine years after Maria’s apparent possession. The letter was from one of Pepe’s former friends who was living in Argentina. He confessed to killing Pepe in an argument over a woman. Three other men helped him commit the crime, he said, and he named them — something Pepe’s ghost had not done.

Pepe’s mother now had something concrete to prove that her son had not killed himself. She took the letter to the police. One of the accomplices had died, but the other two were investigated, arrested, tried, convicted, and jailed.

The convictions seemed to have brought the episode to a close. It is presumed that Pepe was then able to rest in peace, as he never made any further “appearances” — and Maria is not known to have had any further encounters with supernatural entities.,6122599

28. The Kaikoura Lights.

This would have to be one of my favourite UFO cases. Full of witnesses it is truly a remarkable case of something unidentified.

There are many many references to this case online and I am sure that many here are familiar with the case, but for those of you who are not, below is a brief outline of events. If you are interested, there is enough within this case to keep you going for hours or days.

Approximately 3 months after the disappearance of Fredrick Valentich in the Bass Strait (body of water separating Victoria from Tasmania in Australia), the crew of a cargo plane witnesses strange lights over the skies of Kaikoura New Zealand which appeared to track the aircraft for several minutes before disappearing and reappearing in another part of the sky. The crew said that the light cluster ranged in dimensions from the size of a house to small but blindingly bright. This was on 21st December 1978.

The lights were also observed from the ground by the Royal New Zealand Air Force and were also filmed by a TV crew.

Investigations by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the police and Ministry of Defence claimed that what had been seen, filmed and tracked on radar were most likely squid boats in the waters off the coast of New Zealand. Other ridiculous explanations included car headlights and the lights of nearby towns reflecting off clouds.

Dr Bruce Maccabee, an optical physicist and former Research Physicist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, however, disagreed. He studied the footage filmed by the Australian news crew and found it to be authentic. In a paper published in Applied Optics, Dr Maccabee debunked the flying squid boat theory and concluded that the footage was genuine.

As a footnote, the official investigations of the Kaikoura Lights were declared “Top Secret” at the time and held in the National Archives in Wellington

Below are some good links and YT vid, as well as an awesome ATS thread from 2008 by ziggystar60 with input from some of our more seasoned members.

29. MacKenzie Poltergeist of GreyFriars Kirkyard

This place is just plain evil. Sick, twisted unfathomable history surrounds the Black Mausoleum of Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirkyard in Scotland. I am only going to give you a very brief outline, PLEASE, hit the link to read it in it's entirety. I am really hoping some of our Scottish members can weigh in and give their opinions and I am secretly hoping some have taken the ghost tour, which I might add, is eeriely similiar to the Ghost tour in Port Arthur, Tasmania (which I have done - twice) and its consequential effect of those brave enough to partake in same. There is even a historical link between these to places on Earth, as you will see when reading.

I have goosebumps just writing this, wait until you read this ex-text below, Oh boy its a CREEPFEST.

Anyway, this sicko who was a 17th century judge and Lord Advocate, by the name of Sir George MacKenzie, otherwise known to the Scots as “Bluidy MacKenzie” is recorded to have been responsible for 18,000 deaths due to his unrelenting faith in God and this escapade is actually known as "The Killing Time".

Many bodies (alive and dead) were thrown into this Greyfriars Kirkyard and completely sealed and entombed for 300 years until one day a homeless man in 1998, seeking shelter stumbled into the tomb and literally fell into the rotting semi-decomposed carcasses.

That synopsis simply doesn't do the lead-up any justice, but I'm gonna leave it at that, read on brave people, IF you dare.........

Soon, it all became too much for Edinburgh City Council. They locked the Black Mausoleum’s door and declared the location to be out of bounds to all but those with express permission to enter. That was until local author Jan-Andrew Henderson asked the council for permission to bring controlled tours to the mausoleum. The council acceded and now The City of the Dead Tour enjoys almost exclusive access to the menacing site, running regular visits. Since then, it seems that the paranormal activity has escalated alarmingly.

Phenomena at the Black Mausoleum stands out against that experienced at many other purportedly haunted locations in that it has been startlingly frequent in occurrence, often severe and very well-documented. Since 1998 there have been over 450 attacks and that’s just the reported incidents, who knows how high the number actually is? Amongst the 450, some 180 people have lost consciousness, inexplicable fires have broken out, weird cold spots abound and an unusually high number of dead wildlife has been found in the vault’s immediate vicinity.

People have had their fingers broken, hair pulled and felt as though something has punched or kicked them. Unexplained bruises, scratches and burns, skin gouges, nausea and numbness have all been frequently reported. Cameras and other electrical equipment malfunction in the area of the Mausoleum.

Intriguingly, the physical signs of attack often go unnoticed until people get home and relax or return to their hotels for the night. Only then do the unexplained injuries manifest. Some of the scratches and burns disappear as quickly as they emerge while others may last for months. Some though, scar for life. Furthermore, many of the frightening experiences don’t end when the tour finishes. People have reported that some of the phenomena listed above actually follows them home, with strange occurrences such as light bulbs blowing and electrical appliances switching on and off by themselves. One man, an ex-police officer who prefers to remain anonymous described his experience:

“After the tour I decided to go back to our hotel room. I was glancing at ‘The Ghost that Haunted Itself’ [a book about the story of the Mackenzie Poltergeist by Jan-Andrew Henderson], when I felt a sharp burning sensation on the right hand side of my neck. There were at least five deep scrapes [that appeared just under my Adam’s apple]. On returning home the next morning I went straight to my mother’s house and told her my tale, along with handing her The Ghost That Haunted Itself, which I had decided I did not want in my home. Yesterday I phoned her and asked her what she thought of the book.

Remarkably, she was just examining five large scratches under her Adam’s apple [that were] identical to my own. I am not the sort of individual who frightens easily but, hand on heart, I am very frightened now. The phenomenon you have in that graveyard prison is very real”.

30. The Lost City of Nan Madol

Once again, I'm sure many of you have heard of or seen pictures of this place. Weird is an understatement. Being a crypto-construction-fest I just had to add this to my collection as it really is amazing to behold. Located in the western sector of the Pacific Ocean in the federated States of Micronesia, this place is a series of small constructions linked by canals and the whole thing sits on a lagoon. The area is about 500m x 1500m and what makes it unique is the method of construction.

Nearly 100 artificial coral and stone platforms (naturally occuring basalt prisms) make up this area.

Flying Dragons and levitation, if one is the believe the documented history, is how the place was constructed........

Little can be verified about the megalithic construction. Pohnpeian tradition claims that the builders of the Lelu complex on Kosrae (likewise composed of huge stone buildings) migrated to Pohnpei, where they used their skills and experience to build the even more impressive Nan Madol complex. However, this is unlikely: radiocarbon dating indicates that Nan Madol predates Lelu. Like Lelu, one major purpose of constructing a separate city was to insulate the nobility from thecommon people.

According to Pohnpeian legend, Nan Madol was constructed by twin sorcerers Olisihpa and Olosohpa from the mythical Western Katau, or Kanamwayso. The brothers arrived in a large canoe seeking a place to build an altar so that they could worship Nahnisohn Sahpw, the god of agriculture. After several false starts, the two brothers successfully built an altar at off Temwen Island, where they performed their rituals.

In legend, these brothers levitated the huge stones with the aid of a flying dragon. When Olisihpa died of old age, Olosohpa became the first Saudeleur. Olosohpa married a local woman and sired twelve generations, producing sixteen other Saudeleur rulers of the Dipwilap ("Great") clan.

Whatever your thoughts, it is truly a magnificant and breathtaking place to behold. Google and YT is your friend on this one, there is plenty to whet the appetite beyond what I have provided.


Stay Tuned for Part 7.....................

edit on 26-8-2013 by Sublimecraft because: adjusted spacings.

edit on 28-8-2013 by Gemwolf because: Corrected spelling as requested

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 09:11 AM
I wonder how many of these have reasonable explanations that people refuse to accept or acknowledge. I love how crap like this usually is based off of some 1920's understanding.

Don't have time to watch it all atm, but, will check some out later when I can.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 09:34 AM
Thank you for another fine addition. I look forward to reading more about these. I do want to point out a slight anomaly in the excerpt from #29: women do not have "adam's apples. If you read the OP thoroughly, you will find the discrepancy I am referring to. To me it doesn't detract from the story...just something that caught my attention.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 11:07 AM

Originally posted by exdog5
Thank you for another fine addition. I look forward to reading more about these. I do want to point out a slight anomaly in the excerpt from #29: women do not have "adam's apples. If you read the OP thoroughly, you will find the discrepancy I am referring to. To me it doesn't detract from the story...just something that caught my attention.

Yes, they do, they're just not so prominent in women as in men, and it also depends on weight. What's known medically as the 'cricoid cartilage' shows up easily in thinner women.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by Sublimecraft

The Aluminium Wedge of Aiud

I would love to see scientific study done to that piece..
I wonder if the collector is interested in that, or it just collects dust in a cellar

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 11:27 AM
Awesome another fine addition to your series of crazy stuff that happens on this planet. I've read all the other threads in addition to this one.

That place in Scotland is pretty crazy. Not to many haunted locations actually physically injure people. There must be several demonic entities in there.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 01:00 PM
I love these threads! I actually just re-read them a couple days ago. when I saw this in the new topics forum I jumped right in. Star flag and thank you. keep em coming!

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 01:24 PM

Originally posted by exdog5
Thank you for another fine addition. I look forward to reading more about these. I do want to point out a slight anomaly in the excerpt from #29: women do not have "adam's apples. If you read the OP thoroughly, you will find the discrepancy I am referring to. To me it doesn't detract from the story...just something that caught my attention.

Adams apple is the old name for the layrincks (spell checker on the fritz) or voice box, ladies do have them, it just does not show.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 02:42 PM
Concerning #29

Unexplained bruises, scratches and burns, skin gouges have all been frequently reported

Intriguingly, the physical signs of attack often go unnoticed until people get home and relax or return to their hotels for the night. Only then do the unexplained injuries manifest. Some of the scratches and burns disappear as quickly as they emerge while others may last for months.

I'll admit I'm no expert, but these symptoms are VERY similar to Radiation Burn:

"Beta burns" are shallow surface burns, usually of skin and less often of lungs or gastrointestinal tract, caused by beta particles, typically from hot particles or dissolved radionuclides that came to direct contact with or close proximity to the body. They can appear similar to sunburn.

If the exposition to beta radiation is intense, the Beta burns MAY MANIFEST IN 24–48 HOURS by itching and/or burning sensation that last for one or two days, sometimes accompanied by hyperaemia.

And also nausea and numbness have manifested, all relatable to Radiation Poisoning:

-GASTROINTESTINAL- This syndrome often follows absorbed doses of 6–30 Gy. Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain are usually seen within two hours.


-NEUROVASCULAR- This syndrome typically occurs at 30 Gy or less (10 Gy). It presents with neurological symptoms such as dizziness, headache, or decreased level of consciousness

Now, I'm not saying that it's 100% certain that there's some source of radiation hidden somewhere in that place, especially since IMO it's all make-believe AND marketing, but MAYBE...just maybe...
edit on 26/8/13 by MadHatter364 because:

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 03:19 PM
Ive read all of these so far and if i could give you one big special combo star i would. I will have to settle with only a S+F per thread instead.

Some i knew, some i didn't and some just plain blew me away!

Keep em coming if you have more!?

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 03:35 PM
reply to post by signalfire

I stand corrected, I learned something new today!

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by Sublimecraft

Fantastic thread and At Nan Madol there is supposed to be a second complex now completely beneath the water which gave one researcher the idea that the island must have been inhabited when much more land was above water and there area was able to support a much larger population.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 06:08 PM
Thanks again OP. Again, this is the type of thread that brought me to ATS and we don't see enough of them.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 07:47 PM

Originally posted by Spacespider
reply to post by Sublimecraft

The Aluminium Wedge of Aiud

I would love to see scientific study done to that piece..
I wonder if the collector is interested in that, or it just collects dust in a cellar

It's interesting but I generally ignore that artifact for the reason you mention.. without proper study it's hard to begin to explain it and we just have to accept it at face value, which I don't always trust.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 09:30 PM

posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 05:13 AM
Hello everyone,

I am a long time reader first time poster, the only reason I registered today was to tell you all about my experience with a ghost tour i did in Edinburgh similar to the one mentioned above.

It was about 4 years ago, me and my girlfriend decided to do the tour as its something that's always interested me, the tour started around 10.30 pm and we were told we would be entering the crypt under the royal mile around midnight.

We done all the usual stuff above ground and were told about some stories of witches and torture, then we were finally about to head underground for the first time, our guide at the time gave us a standard disclaimer which went around the lines of "whatever happens to you beyond this point we can't take any responsibility for, people have claimed that they get cuts, bruises, hot and cold rushes, grabbed or even faint upon entering this room" so anyways I just thought it was to add affect.

The guide opened the door, all of a sudden I felt a rush of icy cold air, next thing I know I'm getting lifted away by a local ambulance team....I had passed out for the first and only time in my life, at the time I was like any other 20 year old kid, into sports and very active lifestyle, in the ambulance they took a blood sample and everything was fine with that and also checked my pulse, which was extremely low, they told me they didn't understand how I was even conscience at the time.

All and all a very weird experience for me I thought I'd share it with everyone here, I will go back and finish it some day.

posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:17 AM
Great man, I loved these seems to be an interesting person, How can I meet you? I would like to learn more from you.nice one dude.

posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:18 AM
Nice one man, you seems to be an interesting person.I would like to meet you online, is there any way by which we could meet? I would like to learn many things from you.

posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:40 PM
reply to post by Sublimecraft

The spelling is Edinburgh for petes sake, i'm not a crazy spelling nazi but that is taking the piss, its one of the most famous cities in the world

posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 12:00 AM
I would like to say a big thank-you to the positive contributions from members in this thread.

Tam88 your story has added the spice and mystery I was hoping for with respect to that particular tale and I am very grateful for that, thank-you


reply to post by robin22391

Thank-you for pointing that out, I will ask one of the Mod's if they wouldn't mind amending it, I am unsure why my spell check missed it or maybe it didn't and I just hit "ignore" instead of "change" (which is more likely the case) as I do pride myself on getting things right in this regard.

No disrespect was intended.
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