The curious case of the Belgian woman who thought she was a chicken

Doctors at KU Leuven University in Belgium recently reported the bizarre case of a 54-year-old woman who was convinced she was a chicken and temporarily behaved as such. It is reported that the married woman, whose name was not revealed, had a stable job at a pharmacy and had no history of drug or alcohol abuse before the strange episode. One day, her brother found her clucking, blowing her cheeks and crowing like a rooster. Not knowing what to do, he took her to a nearby hospital, where the 54-year-old…

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The (real?) story of the Surrency ghosts – Georgia

One of the most famous ghost story in the history of the South dates back to the early 1870’s in the town of Surrency, a small hamlet located about sixty miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia…. “That place was possessed by something evil.” That was the opinion of such a Herschel Tillman when he recalled his many visits to the home of Allen Powel Surrency when he was a boy in the early 1870s. And, interestingly, he was just one of the thousands of witnesses to the strange and sometimes violent…

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The unsolved mystery of Madagascar, the gold ship vanished in 1853

The frigate Madagascar left Melbourne for London on this day, August 12, 1853 with more than 150 passengers and its crew…but also nearly three tons of gold on board. It was never seen again. The Madagascar was a sturdy British merchant vessel built in 1837, used for carrying soldiers to India as well as passengers looking for an exotic vacation on the Indian sub-continent. However, by the 1850s, Victoria was in the grip of a gold rush and the ship found it had a new role in its life: instead…

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#TodayInHistory – August 12

August 12 – Some important events on this day. 3 👉🏼 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem 1121 👉🏼 Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi 1323 👉🏼 Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time 1480 👉🏼 Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam 1851 👉🏼 American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine 1853 👉🏼 The frigate Madagascar left Melbourne for…

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