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NEWS: Remarkably Preserved Dinosaur Mummy Unveiled in Alberta, Canada

NEWS: Remarkably Preserved Dinosaur Mummy Unveiled in Alberta, Canada

Scientists hail it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever uncovered. You can’t even see its bones. That’s because, 110 million years later, those bones remain covered by the creature’s intact skin and armor. Indeed, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada recently unveiled a dinosaur so well-preserved that many have taken to calling it not a fossil, but an honest-to-goodness “dinosaur mummy.”

BLOG: Pennhurst Asylum ParaCon 2019 Photo Album!

BLOG: Pennhurst Asylum ParaCon 2019 Photo Album!

On July 20th & 21st, The Confessionals Podcast attended Pennhurst Asylum ParaCon 2019 in Spring, City, Pennsylvania! During what became the hottest weekend of the year in PA (so far), paranormal enthusiasts, vendors, and special guests gathered at the legendary haunted hospital complex of Pennhurst Asylum for historical tours, investigations, lectures, and much more! Check out over 60 photos of our weekend at Pennhurst ParaCon 2019.

VIDEO: An Air Force Officer’s Unbelievable UFO Encounter in Rendlesham Forest

VIDEO: An Air Force Officer’s Unbelievable UFO Encounter in Rendlesham Forest

The Rendlesham Forest Incident is one of the United Kingdom’s most famous UFO sightings. Check out the following video, new from New York Post’s “The Basement Office” series, as an air force officer describes his firsthand account of investigating a “craft of unknown origin” in the Rendlesham Forest in 1980.

NEWS: Prime D.B. Cooper Suspect Dies

NEWS: Prime D.B. Cooper Suspect Dies

The true identity of the mysterious “D.B. Cooper” has captivated investigators and conspiracy theorists for decades, but it seems the mystery may always remain unsolved - especially now, as the prime suspect in the case has died. Check out the news story, as reported by Coast to Coast AM.

BLOG: 10 Historic UFO Photos Taken Around the World

BLOG: 10 Historic UFO Photos Taken Around the World

Start looking skyward - July 2 is World UFO Day! Held on July 2 every year in commemoration of the infamous 1947 Roswell UFO Incident, World UFO Day turns a spotlight on the endless and ever-growing phenomenon of UFO sightings all over the world. Are these UFOs secret government aircrafts? Extraterrestrial visitations? A little of both? While the true identity of UFOs is still hotly under debate, it cannot be denied that for over a century - and quite possibly in many centuries past - people have been witnessing unidentified flying objects in the skies.

BLOG: 10 Historical Facts About Enochian - the Language of Angels and the Occult

BLOG: 10 Historical Facts About Enochian - the Language of Angels and the Occult

The world has over 6,000 languages, but how often have you heard Enochian? The Enochian language is a researched but still mysterious form of communication allegedly handed down from the angels themselves. Named for the biblical figure Enoch, the Enochian language has become a means of magic for the world of the Occult, although its validity has come into question over the years.

BLOG: Ghost Stories from 7 Haunted Libraries Around the World

BLOG: Ghost Stories from 7 Haunted Libraries Around the World

April 7 through 13 is National Library Week in the US, and we’re honoring the occasion by bringing you ghost stories from haunted libraries all around the world! Much like the iconic library scene in the movie Ghostbusters, these literary atheneums are stacked with creepy ghosts, shadow figures, and paranormal activity. Not only do we love tales of the paranormal, we also think circulation of some library appreciation is long overdue, so please check out these 7 haunted libraries around the world before we reference another bad library pun!

BLOG: 5 Historical Figures Who Saw Their Doppelgänger... And Then Died

BLOG: 5 Historical Figures Who Saw Their Doppelgänger... And Then Died

These days the term “doppelgänger” is used to describe two different people who look unusually alike. The internet practically abounds with photos of identical-looking celebrities, people who’ve discovered their so-called doppelgänger in old artworks, and complete strangers who look like they could be long-lost twins. It’s actually eerie how closely most of these people resemble each other. But the original meaning of “doppelgänger” is even eerier.

NEWS: Scientists Believe DNA Has Finally Identified Jack the Ripper

NEWS: Scientists Believe DNA Has Finally Identified Jack the Ripper

After over 100 years of mystery and speculation, a team of scientists in the U.K. believes they have DNA proof that definitively identifies the legendary serial killer Jack the Ripper - and it appears he was a real-life Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

BLOG: 4 Serial Killers Who Left Their Ghosts Behind Them

BLOG: 4 Serial Killers Who Left Their Ghosts Behind Them

History is marred by countless accounts of murderers who committed heinous acts and gruesome killings. Arguably some of the darkest crimes were the work of repeating offenders - serial killers who left their stain on the world over and over again with each horrifying act. Some of these criminals were caught and tried for their crimes, while others remained anonymous and at large. Among them all, there also seems to be a number of killers who continue their reign of terror, even after their own deaths.

Creature Feature Friday: Grootslang

Creature Feature Friday: Grootslang

Creature Feature Friday: Grootslang!

Yes, it's as weird as it sounds. No, it has nothing to do with Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are 5 interesting details about this hybrid cryptid:

BLOG: Opera Ghosts - Echoes of the Rhoads Opera House Fire

BLOG: Opera Ghosts - Echoes of the Rhoads Opera House Fire

On the corner of South Washington Street and East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, Pennsylvania is a red brick building. Three stories tall and largely unadorned, it doesn’t stand out from its neighbors, blending in to blocks of similarly-styled buildings without a second glance. Small shops rotate through the ground floor, while apartment dwellers come and go through its top two tiers. Except for a commemorative plaque hung on the front of the building, one would never know that on this particular site, 171 people died in a single night. 

BLOG: THE CONFESSIONALS EXCLUSIVE - Are Old Legend Giants Living in the Modern Day World?

BLOG: THE CONFESSIONALS EXCLUSIVE - Are Old Legend Giants Living in the Modern Day World?

Throughout historical lore and legend, there is one fearsome figure who looms large, in a very literal sense, in stories told by numerous cultures and peoples around the world: the Giant

BLOG: New York's Spooky Island of the Dead

BLOG: New York's Spooky Island of the Dead

New York City is home to many famous places: Broadway. Times Square. Central Park. The Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building. Wherever you are in the world, you've probably heard of these big-name attractions, located only in The Big Apple.