During the Second World War the Nazis acquired vast amounts of gold to fund their regime and military aims. From countries they invaded/annexed they took: Approximately $71 million from Austria and Czechoslovakia prior to the outbreak of war $223 million from Belgium $193 million from the Netherlands £131 million from Continue Reading
Jesse Owens was a four-time gold medal winner in the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin. It is often said that Owens was snubbed by Adolf Hitler. This is not entirely accurate. On the first day of the Games, Hitler only congratulated German athletes. The Olympic officials insisted that he Continue Reading
The first President of an independent United States, George Washington’s teeth were made from gold, ivory, lead and teeth extracted from animals and slaves. They were not wooden.
It is not mentioned in the Bible that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. The myth has arisen from the connection of a “sinner” who is forgiven by Jesus (Luke Chapter 7) and the introduction of Mary Magdelene; Mary of Bethany (John Chapter 11); and a Mary “…from whom seven devils Continue Reading
There is a common misconception that Napoleon Bonaparte was small. He was measured as five feet two inches using the French system of measurement which in the English system is five feet seven inches. He employed particularly tall bodyguards which may have contributed to the perception that he was small. Continue Reading
In 1933, Alberto Tulli, the Director of the Vatican Museum (Egyptian Section) visited Cairo and found an interesting papyrus in an antique shop. He was unable to afford to purchase it but made a copy of the text which appears to describe the visitation of UFOs (fiery disks) in around Continue Reading
On July 8 1947, the Roswell Daily Record newspaper reported that the US Air Force at Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) had captured a flying saucer. This was in response to a press release issued by the RAAF on that day: The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality Continue Reading