Mourning the Romanovs

It’s been 100 years since the Bolsheviks executed Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family. Will the Russian Orthodox Church finally recognize their remains, and bury them with full rites? The Romanovs The House of Romanov...

What Happened to the Remains of the Infamous Outlaw Ned Kelly?

Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly was an infamous Australian outlaw. At 14 years, Ned assaulted and robbed a local pig and fowl trader and his offending escalated from there. At 16 years, he was imprisoned for...

Did Captain Ezekiel “Zeke” Harper have an illegitimate child?

Captain Ezekiel “Zeke” Harper was a Confederate guerrilla scout during the American Civil War. Zeke spent his youth exploring the high Alleghenies (part of the Appalachian Mountain Range) near his home in West Virginia....

Solving the Mystery Surrounding the Death of Marie Antoinette’s Young Son

The French Revolution marked the end of the monarchy when King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were found guilty of high treason and executed. But the fate of their two surviving children, Louis-Charles...

Was the Skull of Petrarch Swapped at Some Point in History?

Francesco Petrarca was a famous Italian poet and scholar during the Renaissance Period. His most famous works include Italian poetry. Many of these poems were inspired by his forbidden (and unreciprocated) love for a...

Was Anna Anderson the Last Remaining Romanov?

Anna Anderson Manahan was one of the most famous imposters of the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia. Anastasia was a daughter of Tsar Nicholas II – the last Emperor (or Tsar) of Russia. Tsar...

Finding “Nessie” With DNA

Will scientists find a “biological explanation” for the Loch Ness Monster by looking at DNA samples from the Scottish loch?  The Loch Ness Monster or “Nessie” first came into the spotlight when a photo surfaced...

Was Kaspar Houser the True Prince of Baden?

Kaspar Hauser first appeared as a teenager on the streets of Nuremberg, Germany in 1828. He was able to write his name, say a few prayers and read a little, but his vocabulary was...

Was the Controversial King Richard III a Legitimate King?

Richard III was the King of England from July 6, 1483 until his death in 1485 at 32 years of age. King Richard III became king under controversial circumstances after the death of his...

Was Günther Messner abandoned on Nanga Parbat by his own brother?

Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world with a summit elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 feet). It is in the western Himalayas and is a notoriously difficult climb, with the nickname...

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