Mystery Illness at the National Hotel

In 1826, the National Hotel was built in DC, standing proudly between the White House and the Capitol it was a favoured hotel for visiting politicians and other prominent members of society, partially for its convenient location but also its splendour and opulence.  National Hotel around 1909[Photo Credit, Library of Congress] In 1857, James Buchanan was president elect …

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Florida Man Solves Decades Old Mystery Using Google Maps

On 28th August 2019, a Florida property surveyor was using Google Maps to look at a housing development called Grand Isles of land in Moon Bay Circle when he saw a submerged car in a lake. Not wanting to get involved, the surveyor contacted someone he knew locally and passed on the possible find. Police were quickly …

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The Ghosts Left Behind By Japan’s Tsunami

On 11th March 2011, a tsunami hit Japan that devastated the landscape, changing it forever. In minutes the coastline was submerged under water, buildings collapsed, homes were swept away, and trees uprooted. The impact wasn’t only to the land, many lost their lives and the official death toll is around 15,000 people despite the earthquake …

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Unexplained Disappearance from a Mediterranean Cruise

In February 2017, the MSC Magnifica set sail from Italy for an eleven-day cruise around the Mediterranean stopping for day trips in Greece, Malta and Cyprus. On board for a family holiday was married couple Xing Lei Li and Daniel Belling with their two young sons. Xing was born in China and Daniel in Germany, …

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The Missing Crew and the Graveyard of the Atlantic

31st January 2021 marked one-hundred-years of the ghost ship mystery of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It is an area known for shipwrecks due to rough currents and shifting shoals, but this one in particular has caught the intrigue and imagination of countless people. When the Carroll A Deering left Rio De Jarnerio in …

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Have These Twins Found the Key to the Perfect Crime?

The German department store Kaufhaus des Westens, (often referred to as KaDeWe) situated in Berlin is known for its grandeur and luxury. Opened in 1907, it is the second-largest department store in Europe. Among its high-end clothing, KaDeWe also houses an extensive jewellery department. On Sunday 25th January 2009, the jewellery department was the target …

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An Overview of Native American Boarding Schools

In the 1800s, Native American Boarding schools were opening in America and Canada to teach the Indigenous peoples English and assimilate them to American/Canadian society. Native American’s were seen as savages and it was “assumed that it was necessary to “civilize” Indian people, make them accept white men’s beliefs and value systems” (nativepartnership.org), despite them …

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