Skinwalker

In Navajo culture, a skinwalker is a harmful witch that can turn into, possess or disguise themselves as an animal. In their language it is yee naaldlooshii which means it goes on all fours. The Navajo are reluctant to talk about skinwalkers with outsiders or people they do not really trust.

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D-Day and Maisy Battery

There were five landing sites for the allied troupes on D-Day, Tuesday June 6, 1944. The Normandy Beach landing sites were Tanks, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach. The German army fortified area at Pointe du Hoc was the highest point between the American sector landings at Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east and was the target of the US Rangers. They scaled the cliff using ropes, ladders, and grapples while under heavy enemy fire.

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Neither Confirm Nor Deny – The Glomar Response

I was curious where the statement “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” originated and why they call it the Glomar Response. To answer the first part people have been using the phrase you many years, one of the earliest known was in 1916, Ford representatives said they would “neither confirm nor deny” that price cuts were in the offing for its popular Model-T automobile.

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Why is it called a Mattock?

I was doing an outdoor project with a friend and I said “I’ll just use the mattock” and he replied “what is a mattock?”. I picked it up and he said “oh, the pick axe”. I said “no, this is a mattock”. This little conversation got me thinking, why do they call it a mattock? Did the old farmer Mr. Mattock invent the tool to dig up roots in his garden? I decided to do a little research to dig up some answers!

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Roswell: The First Witness (2020)

I just watched “Roswell: The First Witness” three, two hour, episodes on History’s Greatest Mysteries hosted by Laurence Fishburne. Former CIA operative, Ben Smith, is the investigator on this special event. His main clue is Jesse Marcel who was the first official to arrive on the scene of the reported crash.

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Alberto Vargas

Alberto Vargas, a renowned Peruvian painter of pin-up girls, was born February 9, 1982 in Arequipa. His father was photographer Max T. Vargas and Alberto started out trying to follow in his footsteps. With his fathers encouragement he turned more to airbrushing and painting, studying in Europe, Zurich and Geneva prior to World War I. A French magazine cover by Raphael Kirchner, on a La Vie Parisienne issue is said to be his main influence.

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Chessie System

When I was a kid, and there was a train coming, I always wanted it to be a Chessie System train. I didn’t live near tracks so I had to be on the road with my parents to get a chance. I would hear my Dad sigh when the crossing signals started but I wanted to see it and would even count the cars.

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Skeleton Lake Mystery

Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake in the Uttarakhand state of India is also known as Skeleton Lake. In 1942 a Indian forest ranger discovered the lake and reported skeletons in the water. Authorities, at the time, thought they might be Japanese invasion soldiers but was later ruled out.

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