Evil Archaeology: Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics Paperback – April 1, 2019 by Heather Lynn PhD (Author)
An investigation into the historical and archaeological evidence of demons, curses, and possession featuring some of the most gruesome artifacts and sites ever discovered
Demons, jinn, possession, sinister artifacts, and gruesome archaeological discoveries haunt the pages of the new book by Dr. Heather Lynn. Evil Archaeology investigates the archaeological record for artifacts and evidence of evil entities, revealing how demons from the ancient world may be dwelling among us. It also looks at the history and lore behind real relics believed to be haunted and includes historical accounts of demonic possession that go as far back as King Solomon invoking demons to help him build his famed temple.
Is there really a prehistoric fertility goddess figure that has been known to bring death to the families of anyone who holds it? Are there real vampire graveyards? Can the archaeological record prove the existence of demons and malevolent entities?
Some tantalizing questions Evil Archaeology addresses include:
What is the origin of demons?
What role did Sumerian demons play in the development of civilization?
Are curses real?
Can material objects contain evil? What about places?
What can we do to protect ourselves, according to historical records?
One of the weirdest events of a mermaid in South Africa is the totally bonkers tale of a mermaid that was supposedly seen flying through the sky in November of 2014 in the city of Tshwane, and here is where we get into some surreal territory. The mermaid was allegedly sighted flying over the Morula Sun Shopping Complex parking lot from the direction of the Morula Sun Casino and was seen by several witnesses. The mermaid is said to be a long-time nuisance of the area, occasionally taking the form of a woman to go to the casino and complain about the noise before slinking back off to the water, but this seems to be the first time it was seen to fly. One witness said of the situation – (“I heard people gasp and scream. There was a mermaid in the air. It came from the direction of the Morula Sun Casino. When I was a child, we were told a mermaid lived in a nearby river. I thought it was just a fairytale to scare us away from the river but I was proved wrong.”)
Another particularly strange account comes from the country of Tanzania, where on May 21, 1996 a government owned ferry called the MV Bukoba capsized 56km off the coast of Mwanza. The disaster was already notable for the fact that not only did approximately 1,000 people lose their lives, but also among the dead was Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri, who at the time had been the second in command of al-Qaeda and the top guy in their African base of operations. Two men from the terrorist organization were even allegedly sent in to investigate the incident in order to ascertain whether or not he had been assassinated. In addition to this was a peculiar story told by rescue divers sifting through the wreckage in the aftermath of the disaster. Some of the divers reportedly came to the surface scared out of their wits, claiming that a mermaid was patrolling the wreck and speaking to them, telling them to stop looking for dead bodies and threatening violence if they did not listen. The mermaid was also accused of actively chasing divers away. If these creatures are real in any sense at all, if there is any truth to any of this, whether as mysterious creatures or some form of spiritual entity, one wonders why they are so damn evil in Africa. Whatever the answer to that may be, there can be no doubt that mermaids are firmly rooted in the lore of many African nations, and that many of the local populace and tribes believe in their existence, perhaps coloring these alleged events with superstition and exaggeration. There is no way of knowing how true any of this is, but it is an interesting glimpse into tales of mermaids that are not only perhaps different than the way they are portrayed elsewhere.
This ghostly figure that appears to be praying was not seen by the photographer Gordon Carrol when the shot was taken. The photo was snapped at the church of St. Mary the virgin in Northampton England.
Open Minds UFO Radio: Mike Clelland is an author, blogger and illustrator who, for the last few years, has been exploring ideas that even he finds peculiar. Mike has always had an interest in UFOs, and he has had some unusual experiences. In 2009, he began blogging about his ideas and experiences in an effort to understand them. Synchronicities, memories of aliens, UFO sightings and the appearance of owls has lead him on a unique journey of discovery. It has all culminated in the recent release of his book,The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee. We talk about Mike’s experiences and some of his ideas in this interview.
Last year, I went to a friend’s house for a party. Around one in the morning, the group decided to use a Ouija board. I was the only one who believed in accounts of the paranormal so I was hesitant when my friends brought out the board. But instead of giving my friends more reasons to tease me when it came to the paranormal, I acted as if I didn’t believe in such activity.
They began asking the board questions. They started with a few normal questions, and nothing really exciting happened. Then someone asked if the spirit wanted to hurt us, and it responded with “only one.” The group started to get creeped out at this point—and rightfully so. When one friend asked the natural follow-up question, who, the board spelled out Natasha: My full name. It should be noted that I don’t care for my full name and has everyone call me Tasha instead. I then left the room while my friends continued playing but found out later that night that the group forgot to say goodbye to the board. Anyone familiar with a Ouija board knows that closing the interaction with the spirit is crucial before stopping use of the board. Needless to say, I was nervous.
After this, I have no memory of the night. I only remembers getting a migraine and nosebleeds. My friends took videos of me acting strangely, speaking with a changed voice, and a few instances of me talking in other languages. However, that night wasn’t the only time this happened. In the days following, my parents reported the same things happening. Once again, I remembered nothing but migraines and nosebleeds.
About two weeks later, I was back to normal. Or so I thought. I was suddenly hospitalized for an excruciating pain in my kidney—so bad that it almost shut down. The doctors tried everything but couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Then, on the day I were scheduled for surgery, the pain suddenly stopped. One day later, I was released.
Since that incident, I have never felt like I was truly alone. Sometimes, I feels someone grabbing my hands or neck, making it difficult to breathe. I have always believed in the paranormal, but this experience made it far more real for me.
JDBARNES123 has always been afraid of anything paranormal. For five years when he was young, he suffered from severe anxiety and depression. While this was going on, some strange things began happening. One night, he was having trouble sleeping when he heard a man’s voice say his name. He blew it off as something in his head and eventually fell asleep.
A few nights later, he heard it again. But this time it was louder, clear as day, and a woman’s voice. He tried to respond, but the room was silent. At this point, he was starting to get nervous. Once again, the nights following were quiet, so he slowly forgot about the incident. That was until one night when he was laying in bed and started hearing someone breathing. He hid under their covers until it stopped, but the incident made it hard to sleep during the week following.
Now that this Reddit user has moved and learned to better manage his depression and anxiety, the paranormal occurrences have stopped.
The Solway Firth spaceman photo invites a government visit.
Jim Templeton was shocked to discover this figure in the background of a photo of his daughter. He figure was not in the camera’s view when he took the photo, and nobody had any idea where it came from.
The film was verified as authentic by Kodak, and Templeton’s story went public. Not long after, he was visited by two “government agents” who referred to themselves as #9 and #10. They demanded to see the site of the photo and questioned Templeton about the event.
When Templeton told them he didn’t see the figure personally, the men became angry, and stormed out of the field, never to be seen again.
Templeton was later contacted by two employees at a missile launch pad in Australia, who claimed that they saw two figures that resembled the man in his daughter’s photo on launchpad security footage. Apparently the missiles at that site in Australia had been produced only 20 miles away from the field where Templeton took the photo.