Wednesday, 28 June 2017

History's Mysteruies : Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript 


A medieval written in an unknown language and unknown script has baffled researchers since its discovery by Wilfred Voynich who purchased it in 1912 and made the finding of the book public.
Code-breakers, decryptors and professional cryptographers have had no success in deciphering this 15th century, 240 page manuscript.
It features six parts, which seem to indicate Pharmaceutical, Astronomical, Herbal, Biological , Cosmological and Recipe chapters.
One of the more interesting parts is the Herbology section which seems to have pictures that don’t match any plants species that we know.

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© 2013 – Allen Tiller

first published Feb 2013

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

History's Mysteries: The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin

Sometimes referred to as the burial shroud of Jesus, the Shroud of Turin is said to hold the image of a man who is said to have died from crucifixion.
Carbon dating tests suggest it comes from the middle-ages, but many believers say the shroud is in-corrupt, and therefore carbon dating that measures decay cannot accurately measure the age of the Shroud.
The Shroud is currently at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.
As of yet no-one has been able to explain how the image was created on the shroud.

It was once known as the “Image of Edessa” and reported since the 4th century, there is also another cloth named the “Sudarium” (John 20:7) which is from Biblical times and said to have covered the head of Jesus in the tomb.

In a study conducted by Avinoam Danin, a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, it was concluded that the two clothes covered the same head at two distinct, but close moments of time.
Interestingly, the Sudarium cloth also has blood stains that are blood-type AB

As always with our history's Mysteries (and all Eidolon writings), links are provided below for you to research and discover topics for yourself – don't just take our word for gospel, there is plenty to learn about each and every topic we share, and please, feel free to add comments below each and every topic we share, your input is always welcome...

© 2012 – Allen Tiller

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

History's Mysteries: Taos Hum

Taos Hum

What is the mysterious low-pitched hum that is being heard throughout the world?
Heard in the U.K., U.S.A., New Zealand And Northern Europe, the hum can be heard in quiet locations, it is described as sounding like a distant diesel engine idling..
It has so far been undetectable by microphones or VLF antennae.
A recent study suggested that older people, particularly over 50 year olds, are more prone to sensing and hearing the hum than the rest of the population

What causes the hum? Well there is much speculation but little is actually known, if you would like to find out more about Taos Hum please follow the links below

© Allen Tiller

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

History's Mysteries: The Iron Pillar of Delhi

The Iron Pillar of Delhi

A Pillar that never rusts is standing in the centre of Quwwatul Mosque in Delhi, India. Thought to be made around the 4th Century A.D. The pillar is carved with inscriptions indicating it was erected in honour of the Hindu God, Vishnu, and for the memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta 11 (375-413.
It has stood for 1600 years without rusting.

The Pillar stands at 7.3 metres tall, with one metre buried in the ground, its diameter at the bottom is 48 centimetres and tapers to 29 centimetres at the top, it is approximately 6.5 ton in weight.

How the rust resistant metal was forged so long ago remains a mystery, as does how the pillar came to be where it stands today, as it was most certainly not where it was made or where it originally stood.

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© 2013 Allen Tiller

History's Mysteries: The Lost Minoans

The Lost Minoans

On the Greek island of Crete once lived a great civilisation known as the Minoans. This civilisation is probably best remember for its legends of Theseus and the Minotaur.
The civilisation flourished more than 5000 years ago, but after a volcanic eruption on the neighbouring Thera Island, the civilisation declined and was wiped out 50 years later.
It is not known what ended this thriving civilisation, but theories include volcanic ash, devastated crop lands, and invasion of Greek armies

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©2013 – Allen Tiller
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

History's Mysteries: Carnac Stones

Carnac Stones

3,000 megalithic stones arranged in perfect lines over a distance of 12 kilometres on the coast of Brittany in the North-West of France make the awe-inspiring sight of the Carnac Stones.
Myths abound around these stones, the most well know myth being that each stone represents a Roman Legion turned to stone by the Wizard Merlin, another myth involves pagan soldiers in pursuit of Pope Cornelius turning the pagans into stone .
The stones are dated to around 4500BC, it is unknown who built them or why.

©2013 – Allen Tiller
First published in 2012

The Cursed Wedding

The Cursed Wedding

 Most little girls dream of the perfect fairy-tale wedding, marrying their Prince Charming on a bright spring day, their family around, Father gives them away to the Prince, waiting with a big grin on his face, but a tear in his eye at the end of the aisle, a perfect day to start a perfect union born in love, to last an eternity.
 I imagine Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo thoughts as being very much along those lines, she had met her Prince, an actual Royal, Prince Amadeo of Savoy, Italy, son of King victor Emmanuel II.

 Although the King disapproved of the low rank of Maria's family, who was marrying up in his eyes, her families accumulated wealth impressed him enough to allow the wedding to go ahead, actually, it would seem the good King was bribed by Maria's family to make sure the wedding proceeded.

This be when the alleged curse was first imagined, did another man place the curse, knowing his beloved Maria was to be married no matter what?

 Could it have been someone on the groom’s side of the family, not liking the future Princess, or how her family influenced the King so easily with money. One can only speculate, as the truth will probably never be known, but one can postulate that this is indeed the starting point for what was to become the worst ever wedding recorded in history.

 Trouble started almost immediately for the young Princess to be, before the wedding had even happened, Maria's wardrobe mistress had hung herself in the dressing chamber, when she was supposed to be hanging the wedding dress!
 Maria, like almost all of us, even those not claiming to be superstitious, promptly ordered a new gown for the occasion, fearing the other had become tainted by her hand maidens suicide.

 On the wedding day, May 30th, 1867, the Brides procession prepared at the Castle, then began to travel towards the Church. They had not gone far when the Colonel, who was proudly leading the procession on his horse, fell from the beast, and died in the street, the apparent cause of death was “sunstroke”.
 The Colonel was replaced at the head with another of the Kings Guard, and off they went again, only to be stopped at the closed Palace gates.

 The gatekeeper was called for, but did not come forth, so someone was called upon to search for him. The Gatekeeper was found dead, lying in a pool of his own blood, his throat slit.
 For some, two deaths on the wedding day would be enough to stop the proceedings and reschedule for another time, but the Princess was determined to be married, so, as soon as the gates were opened, the procession again began to move towards the Church.

 The Ceremony went exceptionally well, despite the bad luck of earlier in the day, and everything seemed like it might end happily ever after, until.. the best man, who was dressed in his most regal and formal attire, decided to inspect his ceremonial pistol, which happened to be loaded. As he was inspecting the gun, looking down the barrel the gun discharged, shooting him in the head and killing him.

 The King, decided it was time to get out of the Church and head to the station before anyone else died, so the entire wedding party headed towards the station. On the way, the Official who had drawn up the wedding contract, collapsed from sunstroke, this didn’t stop the Kind pressing ever on.
 The wedding party arrived at the Train Station, with the King now in a bit of a bother about the deathly goings on, only to see the Stationmaster fall onto the tracks and be killed.
 The King now ordered everyone to forget the procession and head back to the safety of the castle before any more deaths prevailed. Everyone returned to their carriages, a garrison of mounted officers were called, they flanked the carriages to try and stop any more deaths occurring, this however was not enough, for one more man was to die on this dreadful day.
 The Count of Castiglione, dressed in his finest military attire for the wedding, including his much-loved medals, fell from his horse under the wheels of a carriage, he would have survived if it were not for one of his chest medals piercing his heart and killing him.

 The wedding day over, the new Bride and Groom had an incredible, but dreadful,  wedding story to tell, and one would think after such an ordeal, they would have a happy and joyous life... but the curse did not stop on the wedding day.

 In 1870, Prince Amadeo was declared King of Spain, and Maria, his wife, The Queen. The couple had their own country of which to rule over and do as they see fit, but within three years, the Kings court had fallen into a shambles, and the King, not being able to find a way to recover, abdicated the Throne.
 The couple, severely deflated, returned to Italy, where they lived as The Duke and Duchess of Aosta.
 In 1873, at the young age of 29, Maria died through complications of giving birth to her third son.
 Amedeo went on to marry his young niece in 1888, and in 1890, he too died...

It is not known what led to such a catastrophic Wedding day, but one can clearly see how a curse can be attributed to such catastrophic events.

Written by Allen Tiller in 2013
Previously unpublished
Revised and edited 2017
© 2017, Allen Tiller, Eidolon Paranormal