The Lost Village of Legetang

The Legetang village is a prosperous village located not far from the Dieng plateau-Banjarnegara, approximately 2 kilometers to the north. Legetang village located in the village Pekasiran, Batur subdistrict, Banjarnegara district, still in the mountainous region Dieng Plateau - Petarangan. The villagers were quite prosperous and most of them are quite successful farmer. They farmed vegetables, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. However, with all the success that they achieved, they practice many immoral deeds. Most of them are gamblers in this village, as well as drunk all day long. Every night they held lengger performances, a traditional arts performed by female dancers, which often leads to adultery. In fact, according to stories handed down, the only mosque in Legetang then be used as a place to raise dogs and the area of gambling.

On one evening, April 17, 1955, heavy rains pouring down the village. But the villagers still immersed in immorality. When the rain stopped in the middle of the night, , suddenly there was a loud sound like a big bomb was dropped there, or like the sound of very heavy objects falling. The voice sounded to the neighboring villages. But that night no one would dare go out because the road was very dark and slippery.

The next morning, the community around the Legetang village curious with the mysterious sound on the night before. At that time, it was seen that the peak of Mount Pengamun-Amun has been split. And buried the Legetang village. The village which had been a valley is not only flattened, but it becomes a new earthen mound resembling a hill. The entire population were dead, buried alive.

If the Mountain Pengamun-Amun landslides, then the avalanches will simply burying the river underneath it. However, this incident is not a mountain avalanche. Between the Legetang village and the mountain there are rivers and ravines, which still exists today. Actually, the distance between the mountain and the village was far away, so it is still a mystery that the landslides could burying the village. Thus, it's as if the landslide was flying from the mountain, and then befall the village.

The disappearance of Legetang village and its inhabitants are still a mystery, because Suhuri who live in nearby village (Pekasiran) and several other Pekasiran village residents who is still alive said that between the foot of the mountain to the border of the residential area in the village was not buried, even though the distance is only few hundred meters.

"The avalanches was like flying from the mountain side and fell right in the settlements. Very strange, "said Suhuri while explaining.

At that time everyone was stunned with the eerie atmosphere when they saw the whole area of Legetang village buried. There's not even a visible part of the houses. Also there was not even a single signs of life of its inhabitants, recalls Suhuri.

Now, on the top of the hill of the doomed village, there is a memorial obelisk erected by the local government with an inscription on it.

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Legend of The Black Vaughan

Thomas Vaughan was a 15th century lord who was killed at the Battle of Banbury in 1469, whilst supporting the Yorkist cause.Tradition says he was an incredibly evil man, although the lack of documentary evidence backing this up leads many to believe his nickname of 'Black Vaughan' may easily be attributable to his black hair, rather than his demeanour. According to local legend, after his headless body was brought back and buried in St Mary’s Church at Kington, on the border between Herefordshire and Wales, Black Vaughan was a restless spirit who wreaked havoc amongst the townsfolk after his death. Legend has him appearing in many forms, namely as a fly which tormented horses, a black dog and a huge black bull that entered the church.

This malevolent spirit took great pleasure in upsetting travellers and their animals. After nightfall he would hide behind hedges, then appear suddenly in a rush in the road to spook horses, or tip wagons loaded with goods. He would send the cattle stampeding into the river, and tip up churns in the dairy, leaving nothing for the farmer in the morning. It was as if he wanted to see the town brought to ruin, and it was working. After a time, people were too scared of Black Vaughan to come to Kington to market. Trade dwindled, and the people were afraid that the market would have to be closed. For a small rural community, such a situation was disastrous, and after Black Vaughan charged into St. Mary’s church in the form of a large Hereford bull, the villagers decided that enough was enough.

Eventually 12 local clergymen were summoned to lay the spirit - despite encountering difficulties during the ceremony, they are alleged to have shrunken the spirit of Vaughan, sealed it in a snuff box and buried it beneath a large stone in the bottom of Hergest Pool.

Like all folklore, the amount of fact contained in the story is difficult to assess, but the power of the Vaughan legend lives on, and a visitor to the church in recent times witnessed a bull like apparition form in the air. Ironically, the visitor was a distant relative of Thomas Vaughan.

The Vaughan’s legacy continues with the story of the black dog of Hergest Court, a companion to Sir Thomas Vaughan, which is believed to have had its own room at the top of the house. The dog is said to have haunted generations of the Vaughan family ever since, appearing before them to signify imminent death. It is widely thought that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based his Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles on the tales of the Hergest black dog. Since Sir Arthur is known to have stayed at Hergest Court and presumably heard of the nearby Baskerville family from Eardisley, then maybe the story is based on fact. This is much local speculation but there is no proof.

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1,500 Years Old Mummy Appears To Be Wearing Modern Shoes

Discovered in Mongolia's Altai Mountains, the exceptionally well-preserved mummy, believed to have been a commoner, was buried with her earthly possessions – including a pair of shoes that bear more than a passing resemblance to Adidas sneakers featuring three stripes, what the German sportswear brand is known for. The mummified remains were found 2,803 meters (9,196 feet) up in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. The mummy, thought to be a native Turkic female, is estimated to be over 1,500 years old. Its discovery was prompted after local herdsmen stumbled across the grave and alerted the Khovd Museum.

Evidently built to last, the kicks had some internet users speculating that the woman, who is thought to have been of common stock, may have been a time traveller. Social media users and message boards were abuzz about the Adidas-wearing mummy. They said, maybe time travel is not a myth.

However, the researchers are more excited about what secrets this mummy can reveal about the ancient Turkic culture. In addition to human remains, archeologists found a saddle, a clay vase, a wooden bowl, the remains of an entire horse and other items, according to the newspaper.

"An interesting thing we found is that not only sheep wool was used, but also camel wool," the researcher told the paper. "We can date the burial by the things we have found there, also the type of hat. It gives us a preliminary date of around the 6th century AD."


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Mysterious Figure Appears In Mexico

The strange phenomenon was captured in the village of San Sebastian Bernal, now known as Pueblo Magico (Magical Town) de Bernal, in the central Mexican state of Queretaro.The footage shows a large dark figure with what looks like outstretched arms suddenly appearing and then disappearing. The image has been seen several thousand times and a lively comment debate has been sparked between social media users.

Sceptics say the image was either edited or it was a bird flying by, which for a moment formed the figure when sunlight deformed its shadow.

One user wrote: “It’s obviously an insect that flew close to the lens.”

Whilst another wrote: “First investigate if there was a party at the time because you can clearly see the lights projecting a hologram, this technology is very elementary for those who want to try it, and this is them projecting the image of Jesus accompanied by his angels.”

One user even said: “This is not a bird or a fairy, this is a phenomenon seen before in places with a high energy charge. This is an animal which up until now has not been seen due to the speed of its flight.”

However, many other netizens have called the figure a bad omen, an angel or even a being from another planet.

On user wrote: “Aliens exist and they’re in your town.”

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Giant Bosnia Sphere

Discovered in a forest near the Bosnian town Zavidovici, the sphere has a radius of between four and five feet, and an “extremely high” iron content. Dr Osmanagic believes the sphere proves the existence of an advanced lost civilization dating back more than 1,500 years ago. According to his colleague Dr. Sam Osmanagich, hundreds of spheres have been discovered in the region, however most were destroyed in the 1970s due to speculation they contained gold. Only eight are believed to still exist. Discussing the Zavidovici spehere, Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences told MailOnline the rock may not be man-made at all, and had been formed by the "precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains" - a process known as concretion. 

While his claims were mocked by some, the Bosnian government gave financial backing enabling excavations to be carried out in the region. Nedzad Brankovic, Bosnian Prime Minister at the time: “We were told the world was laughing at us … but there is no government in the world that should stay quiet on things which are positive.”

The archaeologist believes an excavation of the region funded by the Bosnian government will reveal his 'Pyramid of the Sun' which he believes could have been built as early as 12,000 BC.


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Grand Menhir of Locmariaquer

The ‘Grand Menhir’ of Locmariaquer, is said to have been erected around 4700 BCE - and at some 20 metres in length, and close to 300 tonnes in weight, is one of the largest stones ever used by the megalith builders of Europe. They comprise the elaborate Er-Grah tumulus passage grave, a dolmen known as the Table des Marchand and "The Broken Menhir of Er Grah", the largest known single block of stone to have been transported and erected by Neolithic people. It is not known what caused the menhir to topple and break into the four pieces that are now seen. At one time it was believed that the stone had never stood upright, but archaeological findings have proven that it did. The most popular theory is that the stone was deliberately pulled down and broken. Certainly other menhirs that accompanied it were removed and reused in the construction of tombs and dolmens nearby. However, in recent years, some archaeologists have favoured the explanation of an earthquake or tremor, and this theory is supported by a computer model.

The transport of such large stones from such a distance indicates both that the location was important to the builders and that the type of stone was. This same behaviour was repeated at other important megalithic sites such as Stonehenge and Giza, where quartz stones were transported over hundreds of miles in order to be used for significant prehistoric structures. Worked over its entire surface, the monument bears a sculpture representing a "hatchet-plough". Unfortunately today this is seriously eroded and very difficult to see.

Why was it built? This remains a mystery, though there have been a number of theories. Alexander Thom suggested its great size may have allowed it to be used as as a marker that could be observed from other sites in the area, used for tracking the lunar cycle. Archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles has, however, pointed out this theory as one example of the dangers of “selectively scouring the landscape for suitable alignments…conflating archaeological features of all ages, often together with natural features in the landscape” Ruggles notes that Thom’s alignments were arrived at “by traversing eight relevant directions in search of suitable candidate backsights while ignoring other directions”.


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The Headless Ghost of Ollersett

In 1914, a headless woman ghost is reported to haunting the Ollersett coal pit, New Mills, Derbyshire, and the miners are greatly perturbed. New Mills is a town in Derbyshire, England, approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-east of Stockport and 15 miles (24 km) from Manchester. The name of New Mylne (New Mills) was given to it from a corn-mill, erected in 1391, near to the present Salem Mill on the River Sett in the hamlet of Ollersett. One week earlier two men on the night shift descended the shaft, and after attending to the pumping engines were making the return journey, creeping on all fours underneath the dripping rock roof. Simultaneously their eyes lighted on an object standing a few feet away, lifting its arms and uttering loud screams. After their momentary fright had passed the men proceeded to the spot with all haste, but the apparition at their approach vanished into thin air, and was not seen again that night. The men ascended the shaft much disturbed by their experience, and related the story to the engine-man. His suggestion that what they had seen was a shadow found no favour with the men, who persisted it was the Ollersett ghost they had seen.

Two nights passed without anything untoward occurring, and on the third night a miner descended the shaft for the purpose of oiling an engine. He had not been down many moments when his comrades on the bank heard the sounding rod, used as a signal to the engineman to draw up the cage, hit with unusual force. When the cage reached the top the miner, white-faced and nearly in state of collapse, stated he had seen the ghost, and his version tallied minutely with that the other miners, although he had neither seen nor heard their adventure. All stoutly declare their experience is not hallucination, but is of the Ollersett ghost itself. The pit has only been reopened about six weeks, the men employed numbering about forty all told. The shaft was first sunk almost a hundred years ago, but as there was a tremendous amount of rock the working it was almost impracticable with the machinery in vogue in those days, and several firms who tried reach the large seams of coal known to be there had to abandon the undertaking.

It was some years later that a woman, well known in the locality, was brutally murdered in the vicinity of the pit, the sordid nature of the crime causing a profound sensation in the district. The poor creature’s head had been severed from the body, and when the atrocious deed was discovered it was lying several yards from the trunk. Later, a further attempt to work the pit was made, and miners, descending the shaft for the first time for many years, found at the bottom a gold locket attached to a chain, containing human hair, and shreds of a woman’s wearing apparel. There was, however, no trace of a skeleton. Naturally the men were disturbed by their find, but operations to reach the coal were proceeded with.


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The Dripstone Wall

The garden built by Albrecht of Wallenstein was divided into several major parts. Part whose most important element is the artificial rock or dripstone wall was called the secret or secluded garden (giardino secreto or giardino segreto). This section created a secretive and mysterious area where elements of artificial and real living nature mingled and contrasted, where the feeling of uncertainty was heightened by the startling images of frogs, snakes, monsters, grotesquely formed faces and various kinds of animals hidden in the recesses of dripstone wall. The illusion of mystery and uncertainty is further enhanced by numerous illusionary hints suggesting the wall might be penetrable by secret corridors or passageways. 
The artificial rock fits in naturally with the aviary, which also lends an important acoustic feature to the garden. All these the joining of real living and artificial nature, the juxtaposition of contrasts, the creation of illusion and the placement of bizarre details-are stylistic and creative principles of the mannerist or early baroque garden, conceived on the model of Italian gardens.

Closer investigation reveals the wall is made from a haunting, uncanny assemblage of stalactite-like rocks. Signs along the wall note that, if one stares hard enough, it's possible to make out human and animal faces peering out from within the wall's recesses.

Adding further fuel to the site's disconcerting nature are other strategically placed clues that the Dripstone Wall itself could, perhaps, contain secret passageways wending through its interior, accessible only by those bright enough to discern the pattern of access. Throughout nearly 500 years of years of existence, no one seems to have found a way in, but, thankfully, that hasn't yet stopped visitors from dreaming about solving the mystery.


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