10 Facts Supernatural Facts That Will Shock You into Believing !Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, everyone seems to have an account of coming into contact with one (or more) or these supernatural phenomenon, but how many do you believe? Are you convinced of alien life? Sure the Bigfoot exists? Convinced there really is a slimy monster in the depths of Loch Ness? Well if you weren’t convinced before, we may be able to change your mind here.
1. Researchers recently found possible proof of alien life.
That’s right, we may have our first concrete proof. A fossilized Martian rock was found in Antarctica with signs of nano bacteria. If you’re afraid of alien abductions now, there is an insurance policy out there for you. For just $1 per year, you can join more than 20,000 people on the St. Lawrence Agency plan in Florida. Some firefighters in various parts of the United States are trained on how to deal with these extraterrestrial beings should they encounter a UFO crash or invasion. Perhaps the first report of a possible UFO landing was in Ancient Egypt circa 1450 BC.
Even some astronauts have claimed to believe in aliens. The brave astronauts aboard Apollo 10 in 1969 claimed to hear “outer spcaey” music whilst they were in orbit on the dark side of the moon. The crew also reported a strange flying object near their location. The team to this day cannot explain what exactly it was. Edgar Mitchell, also known as the sixth person to walk on the moon, has claimed that aliens have indeed attempted to contact us humans on several occasions. Astronomers at the Carnegie Institution in Washington D.C. have put together a list of about 17,129 locations in outer space, mostly comprising of planets attached to stars, most likely to support alien life.
2. In 1972, newspapers announced the Loch Ness Monster was dead.
The claims in 1972 that the Loch ness Monster was dead, were actually an April fool’s Joke. Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster date all the way back to the 7th century. The earliest report being in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, an abbot of Iona Abbey in Scotland, written somewhere between 697 and 700. Many years later, in the 1870s, Doctor D. Mackenzie, a man from Balnain, Scotland, claimed to see something “wriggling and churning up the water”.
A London-based gynecologist was the one behind the legendary and most famous photo of the lake-dwelling creature. Robert K. Wilson was on holiday in Scotland when he snapped a photo of a commotion in the water. He didn’t want his name associated with the picture, which is why it is called “Surgeon’s Photo” to this day. In later the years, the photo was eventually exposed as a fake. The picture was revealed to really be of a toy submarine. Despite this, people continue to believe in the existence of Nessie. Over 1 million people flock to the famed lake in the hopes of finally being the one to officially discover the monster in Loch Ness.
3. There is a wildlife park in Bhutan, dedicated to preserving the Yeti.
The Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, is a creature similar to Bigfoot in physical characteristics and native of the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet and India. According to Nepalese beliefs, the Yeti is a nocturnal beast with great strength, enough to kill with just a single punch. The first publicized Western account of a Yeti sighting came from a Greek photographer by the name of N. A. Tombazi in 1925, who claimed to see the creature at 15,000ft near Aemu Glacier in the Indian Himalayas. He described it as human-like in appearance although unusually tall and covered in dark hair.
Even Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two to scale Mount Everest, made claims of sighting large footprints in the snow on the way to the top. Hillary later recanted his remarks labelling them as unreliable. Tensing however, later wrote about the Yeti in his autobiography stating that he himself had never seen it, but he believed in the beast’s existence as he claimed his father had seen it twice. In 2008, experts at Oxford University tested hairs collected on the mountains that was allegedly Yeti hair and compared it to the hair collected by Sir Edmund Hillary in the 1950s. Although the tests were inconclusive at first, it was eventually discovered that the hairs came from a Himalayan goral, a large bovine species native to the area.
4. There is a dating website called Ghostsingles.com where ghosts and ghost fans can find love.
If you believe in ghosts, you are certainly not alone. The Indian Statistical Institute in New Delhi, India was closed in 2004 following numerous reports of visits from the ghost of a dead former student. Even the Royal Albert Hall in London is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a 19th-century organ maker. A report published in 2011 found that 25% of people in Britain claim to have seen or encountered a ghost. A similar poll noted that 87% of office workers polled in China believe in ghosts. One of the oddest accounts of ghost sightings comes from the Oval Office. Over the years, there have been many reports of sightings of the ghost of Abraham Lincoln on the White House grounds. Even stranger, most of these claims have come from First Ladies.
There are several different types of ghosts according to supernatural experts. These include crowd demons, animal ghosts, vortexes, inanimate ghosts, doppelgangers, kobolds, lemurs, etheric revenants, residual historical hauntings, and artificial ghosts. All of these forms are considered rare and uncommon.
5. In Texas, it is legal for a person to kill Bigfoot if they find him.
Many experts are convinced of the existence of Bigfoot, or Sasquatch. So much so in fact, that Russia officially put the beast on their endangered species list in 1965. Germany and France both followed in suit by placing it on their respective lists in 1967. Sightings of Sasquatch date much further back though, with the first recorded one arguably being by British explorer David Thompson in 1811.
According to Bigfoot Finder, a website dedicated to the man-animal, your best chance at survival if face to face with the beast is to offer it food. That, according to them, will grant you an 80% chance of living through the encounter. Crying on the other hand, will apparently provoke it to punch you in the face. Bigfoot’s eating habits are also widely disputed, with many claiming he survives on a vegetarian diet, whilst other argue his is carnivorous. Some even allege that Kit Kats are on the creature’s diet plan.
6. Some cryptids, unconfirmed legendary creatures, have turned out to be real!
Cryptozoology is the study of cryptids, or hidden animals, ones that have yet to be confirmed as real. Some of the world’s most famous cryptids include the Kraken, mermaids, the Loch Ness Monster. The Ogopogo is another famous creature that has reportedly been sighted in Lake Okangan in Canada. The Ogopogo is allegedly similar in shape and character to the Nessie, only Canadian. The Chupacabra is one of the most known. It is a beast the reportedly attacks livestock at random in Puerto Rico and Mexico and sucks their blood. Storied of this coyote-like creature have been around for decades.
The field of cryptozoology is constantly evolving with new research and studies revealing more and more information about the world’s most fabled legends potentially leading to a possible confirmation of a once fictional creature or two. Remember, both the platypus and the coelacanth used to be crazy myths…
7. Unicorns once existed.
You may be thinking, we’re crazy, but you’d be wrong. Unicorns are real. Ok, maybe not the fluffy white one with glittering pink horns, but something vaguely similar. The now-dubbed “Siberian unicorn” was a creature that was thought to have gone extinct more than 350,000 years ago. It looked like a rhino, except with a predominant horn protruding straight out of the beast’s head, like on the mythical unicorn. New research and discoveries in March 2016 discovered that the real-life unicorn may, in actuality, have actually gone extinct more like 29,000 years ago. This is thanks to its isolating habitat in Western Siberia.
As for the more traditional depiction of the animal, many have claimed throughout history to also have come into contact with it. Genghis Khan for one, was said to have decided not to conquer India after he came face to face with the magical beast, as he viewed it as a sign from his dead father. Marco Polo also referenced them in his travel journals stating that they were “ugly brutes to look at” and not exactly what they were all cracked up to be in legends. Turns out, he was mistakenly talking about rhinoceroses.
8. The pentagon has a plan for dealing with a potential zombie apocalypse.
Zombies are not a phenomenon that the American government takes lightly as the Pentagon actually has a plan for fighting a potential zombie apocalypse. They aren’t the only one to believe in the possibility as a recent survey discovered that almost 9% of Americans fear zombies, even if their existence has yet to be proved. According to a study conducted by LiveScience, Australia may be the safest place to be if ever the disease spread. This was concluded from research taking global location, topography, weapons access, population and military preparedness into account.
There are many real-life diseases, however, that can exhibit zombie-like symptoms. African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease where the victim’s brain is attacked by parasites which leads to slurred speech, poor coordination, confusion and extreme drowsiness which all together, can seem to mimic zombie-like behavior.
9. Animal Planet has made two fake mermaid documentaries that have fooled thousands.
Mermaids were first thought to have been seen around 1000BC in Syria. The legend claims that a woman named Atargatis dove into a lake to become a fish, only just her bottom half transformed. Famed explorer Christopher Columbus later described seeing “ugly and fat mermaids”, which later turned out to just be manatees. Some Pacific Island legends claim that human beings are descendants from merpeople. The God Vatea, of Mangaia and southern Cook Island mythology, is famously depicted as half man, half fish.
Most predominantly, mermaids are said to have special powers like immortality, being able to see the future, telepathy and hypnosis. Legends also claim that the aquamarine stone is actually made from the tears of these fair creatures. A mermaid’s kiss supposedly grants its receiver some special powers too, most notably, the ability to breathe underwater.
10. Prince Charles is a relative of Dracula.
The original vampire was a man named Vlad of Walachia, later known as “Vlad the Impaler”. His full name though, was actually Vlad Dracula, and he is, as you may have guessed it, the inspiration behind the classic tale of the vampire Dracula. Bram Stoker, author of the novel, took inspiration from both Vlad’s name and ruthless reputation for the character. Prince Charles of the English royal family was recently revealed to be a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler.
According to lore, there are a few ways to combat a vampire. Perhaps the most famous is garlic. In Ancient Egypt, garlic was believed to be a gift from the Gods which is why it was often used for protection, particularly against spirits and misfortune. Other repellants include hawthorn branches, salt, crosses, iron, seeds, peppermint, fire, bells and the sun. Vampires have always been believed to be creatures of the night, thus wary of the sun, as it was said to make them explode or turn to stone. Yeah, they are supposed to explode, not glitter in the sun…