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Copyright History: The Strange Case Of A Book Authored By Mark Twain Via A Ouija Board | Techdirt

Mark Twain can be the subject of fascinating discussion for any number of reasons, but around these parts we talk intellectual property. Some years back, Mike wrote about Twain's support for copyright extensions, including when he even went so far as to advocate for infinite copyright. Well, it turns out

The Mind-Shattering Mysteries of the Sutro Baths Ruins | Backpackerverse

Whether it’s the same force that plagued the Baths when they were open, or something new since they were ruined, there is no question that something draws denizens of the spirit world to the Sutro Baths. Urban explorers braving the tides, cold weather, and unsteady footing of the ruins report a

Irish legends and where to possibly find them | Examiner.com

Ireland has a long history filled with paranormal sightings, mythology and folklore. In ancient societies the Druids and Celtics had many beliefs that powers of magic and many of those beliefs have turned into modern-day legends. These legends and spooky tales are passed down from generation to generation. Those who

Voynich manuscript: Nonsensical fraud, forgotten language, or secret code? | Geek.com

Rather than being named for the person who actually, you know, wrote it, the Voynich manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, the book dealer who bought the codex back in 1912. This is because no one knows for sure who wrote the thing. As you might have guessed, though, there is no shortage

10 Creepy Ghost Sightings With Bizarre Consequences | The Horror Movies Blog

You don’t have to believe what these people saw. It is what happened next that should scare you. Alleged ghost sightings happen every day in every corner of the world, leaving skeptics and believers in agreement about one thing. Our obsession with the supernatural often leads to strange behavior. Throughout history, ghost sightings

Why Do Ghosts Wear Human Clothes? | Racked

Paranormal enthusiasts often report sighting spirits dressed in Victorian period clothing, flowing white dresses, or just jeans and t-shirts. Why? If ghosts are, as paranormal investigators would have us believe, essentially human spirit energy stuck in purgatory between earth and the great beyond, why do their manifestations include the manufactured

Which Walt Disney World ride might actually be haunted? | NJ.com

Like every popular place that attracts millions of visitors each year, there are ghost stories that surround several areas in Disney World. One of the most well-known is the story of George, a construction worker who died while building Pirates of the Caribbean. The young worker either fell to his death while

The Haunting of Percy Bysshe Shelley | Wordsworth Trust Blog

This fiend, whose ghastly presence ever Beside thee like thy shadow hangs… Percy Bysshe Shelley was many things: a poet, a political radical and pamphleteer, a philosophical thinker, and a faithless husband. He was also – and this may come as a surprise – obsessed with the occult, and this fixation with

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