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Maximon is a product of Mayan folklore and Catholic teachings - he is a smoking, drinking and womanizing saint, revered by the descendants of Mayans in Guatemala, and hated by the church. Maximon's…

Actun Tunichil Muknal cave

Actun Tunichil Muknal is a cave near San Ignacio in Belize, also known as ATM cave was considered the domain of the Lords of Xibalba, and translates as "Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre". The cave has…

Cachtice castle of the Blood Countess

Cachtice castle in Slovakia became famous mostly because of its owner, Elizabeth Bathory, or the Blood Countess, who allegedly tortured and killed many virgins and bathed in their blood.

Aghori - the holy cannibals of Shiva

Aghori are a Shaiva sect of sadhus in India, the representatives of which can be found around cremation grounds, because they eat human flesh, cover themselves with ashes and perform strange practices…
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The torture chambers of Rakvere Castle

Rakvere Castle in Estonia - Whether you are into vampires or a gothic horror novels admirer, you will certainly love this one. Get ready for a ghastly history narration from the heart of Estonia.

Yule goat burning in Sweden

The giant straw Yule goats in Sweden suffer a terrible fate most of the time - they are being burned, thrown in the water and vandalized by the citizens that are playing this weird game with the local…
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The Dancing Forest of Curonian Spit

The Dancing, or Drunk Forest in Curonian Spit national park is an interesting and unexplained phenomena - the trees grow twisted, creating loops and spirals with their trunks.

The Blue Mountain of Latvia - Zilais Kalns

Zilais Kalns, a.k.a. the Blue Mountain is a large hill north-east of Vidzeme, Latvia, which is shrouded in mystery and strange stories. This is a place of pagan worship, witchcraft, burial grounds…

The tree-dwelling Korowai tribe

Korowai tribe in Kia, Indonesia, was discovered not so long ago, and is disappearing day by day. The tribesmen live in tree houses to protect themselves against mosquitoes, animals and sorcery,…
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