According to this famous conspiracy theory, Taj Mahal was originally an ancient Shiva Temple, Tejo Mahalaya, which the Moghul Emperor Shahjahan took by force from Maharaja of Jaipur. There is even a book published titled “Taj Mahal: The True Story” by P.K. Oak on this theory. In his book, he points out a number inconsistencies based on historical facts and Taj Mahal’s architecture to expound on his views. In 2000 Supreme Court of India dismissed Oak’s petition to declare that a Hindu king had built it and in 2005 similar petition was dismissed by the Allahabad High Court.
On December 28, 1929, when the British steamship Talma was en route to Calcutta in Bay of Bengal, everyone on board witnessed small luminous balls arising from under water and breaking at the surface. They later appeared like flashes of lightning under the water and quickly transformed into regular beams. They curved into a pattern of spokes of a wheel that rotated rapidly. This was not an isolated event either. Similar phenomenon were reported a lot of times on Indian seas; especially in Bay of Bengal. A more plausible assumption might be luminescent bacteria or phytoplankton, but their bizarre pattern does raise questions.
Was the first man to develop an unmanned aircraft an Indian? Well, according to articles of Times of India and by Deccan Herald, it might be true. According to the articles, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade might have accomplished this feat almost a decade ahead of Wright Brothers. Shivkar Bapuji Talpade of Maharashtra ‘purportedly’ flew an unmanned plane, MarutSakha, in 1895. Reports concluded that he obtained the designs from his Guru that consisted of parts of the Vedic texts and designs of Vimanas. The plane flew only a short distance before crashing. The plane allegedly had a mercury ion engine (that seems a bit implausible). He later discontinued his further research on plane due to shortage of funds and no recognition for his achievement. According to the chronicles of one of his student, it flew to a height of 1500 feet before crashing to earth.
In 1930s, at 4 years of age, Shanti Devi from Delhi, India, told her parents that she had once lived in a place called Mathura and that she had been a mother of three, who died in childbirth, and that her previous name was Ludgi. Because the girl persistence with the story, her parents investigated. It turned out in Mathura a woman named Ludgi had recently died. They took Shanti to the village where she began to speak the local dialect and recognized her previous-life husband and children. The case was brought to the attention of Mahatma Gandhi who set up a commission to investigate and a report was published in 1936. She gave 24 accurate statements matching confirmed facts about Ludgi’s life.
On the night of December 17, 1995, a Latvian aircraft (Antonov An-26 Aircraft) dropped a huge consignment of arms consisting of hundreds of AK-47 rifles and more than a million rounds of ammunition over several villages of Purulia district of West Bengal. The crew of the aircraft consisted of five Latvian citizens and one British citizen. They were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. Following the intervention of Russian authorities and British government, they were later pardoned and released. The chief accused was “Kim Davy” claimed that it was a conspiracy of the Indian government in collaboration with RAW and MI5 to overthrow the communist government of West Bengal. He alleged that Indian Government assured him of his safe return to Denmark. Some certificates submitted by CBI to Kolkata High Court remarked that those weapons were really meant for Bangladeshi Army. The real motive behind this massive arms drop still remains unknown.
Prahlad Jani or Mataji (as he is well known) is an Indian sadhu, who claims to have lived without food or water since 1940. To date two observation studies on Jani have been conducted. One was in 2003 and another one in 2010. In 2010, he was under video surveillance of 3 cameras 24×7 for 15 days. About 35 scientists from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences monitored his health all through 15 days. Yet they didn’t find any evidence that Jani ate or drank anything during the 15-day ordeal. Till the end investigators did not find any adverse effects in his body from hunger or dehydration. One possible explanation given was that yoga exercises may have altered Jani’s body to undergo a biological transformation. According to Daily Mail reports, doctors said that after fasting for two weeks, Jani was healthier than the average 40-year-old. Clinical, biochemical, radiological, and other relevant examinations done on Prahlad Jani reported him to be within safe range throughout the study. The possible reason behind his survival without essential elements for sustainment of life continues to baffle scientists both home and abroad.
The deaths of two national leaders and a prominent Indian scientist has been a topic of debate since their death. While Lal Bahadur Shastri and
Homi Bhabha died under questionable circumstances, Subhas Chandra Bose on the other hand is considered to have survived the plane crash
in which he was allegedly killed. Shastri died in Tashkent, Russia a day after signing the Tashkent Declaration possibly due to heart attack.
His sudden death led to spinning of conspiracy theories that he was poisoned. This theory is strengthened by the fact that no postmortem
took place to identify the exact reason behind his death, both in Russia or by the Government of India back home.
Indian nuclear physicist, Homi Jehangir Bhabha also known as “Father of Indian Nuclear Programme” died when Air India Flight 101 crashed near Mont Blanc, France on January 24, 1966. One conspiracy theory is that CIA was involved with the crash possibly to cripple India’s nuclear programme.
Subhas Chandra Bose is alleged to have died in 1945 in a plane crash in Taiwan while en route to Tokyo. Absence of his body in the temple where he was possibly cremated led to rise in theories pertaining his possible survival. An Indian monk named Bhagwanji or Gumnami Baba, who lived in Faizabad, Ayodhya had a very close resemblance to Subhas Chandra Bose and people have theorized that he was Netaji living incognito to hide his real identity. Bhagwanji died on September 16, 1985.
Located in the Ladakh region of Kashmir, these hills can pull a car uphill when parked in neutral on a marked spot on the hill, which slopes down. The car instead of sliding down will move up at a speed of 20 Km/hr or more depending on the model of the car. However Its not just cars but planes too are attracted by the Magnetic Hills. Some researchers say this happens because the hill possesses magnetic power while some claim it is nothing but an optical illusion. The mystery is yet left unanswered.
The mighty Incan Empire of South America flourished between 1200 and 1535 AD. They developed drainage systems and canals to expand their crops, and built stone cities atop steep mountains such as Machu Picchu (above) without ever inventing the wheel. Despite their vast achievements, the Incan Empire with its 40,000 manned army was no match for 180 Spanish conquistadors armed with advanced weapons and smallpox.
Khafre (l.) and Khufu (r.) are two of the three ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Khufu is the biggest, consisting of more than 2 million stones with some weighing 9 tons. The Pyramids, built as elaborate tombs for divine kings, date back to 2,550 BC. Modern Egyptologists believe that the Pyramids are made from stones dragged from quarries and, despite ancient Greek testimony, were built predominantly by skilled craftsmen rather than slave labor.
According to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, made famous by the ancient Mayan people, December 2012 marks the ending of the current baktun cycle. This little bit of information has many archeologists spooked. Some believe the Mayans were warning of a coming apocalypse, while others insist it's simply a mathematical misconception.
The Legend of El Dorado originates from the Muisca, who lived in the modern country of Colombia from 1000 to 1538 AD. In a ritual ceremony for their goddess, the tribal chief would cover himself in gold dust and jump into a lake as an offering. This spawned the legend of a lost golden city, which led Spanish conquistadors on a wild goose chase to nowhere.
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is remotely located 2,000 miles off the coast of Tahiti. The original settlers of the island were Polynesians who migrated to the far-off land between 400 and 600 BC. They built many shrines and statues, called moai, from stones quarried throughout the island including a volcano site. Researchers still question exactly how the large stones were moved.
The Bermuda Triangle located in the Atlantic between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico is a thief, stealing planes and boats right out of existence. The area got its name after Sgt. Howell Thompson (l.), along with 27 Navy airmen, vanished from the devilish spot during a routine flight in 1945. Rumors persist on a supernatural explanation, but many specialists blame hurricanes, a heavy Gulf Stream and human error.
The Nazca Lines cover more than 190 square miles in the southern deserts of Peru. The mysterious shapes etched into the land rival football fields and predate the Incan Empire. The Las Manos figure (above) is 2,000 years old. Little is known about why the Nazca people constructed such vast pieces of sand art, some believe they are extraterrestrial in nature, while others claim they may have carried and pointed to sources of water.
Area 51, located on Groom Lake in southern Nevada (c.), was founded in 1955 by the U.S. Air Force to develop and test new aircrafts such as the U-2 Spy Plane, A-12 Blackbird and F-117 Stealth Fighter. The secretive nature of the military base, combined with its classified aircraft research, helped conspiracy theorists imagine an installation filled with time-travel experimentation, UFO coverups and alien autopsies.
Another Egyptian wonder, the Sphinx of Giza has the body of a lion and the head of a Pharaoh, believed by most to be that of king Khafre. It was carved from soft limestone, and has been slowly falling apart over the years. A popular theory of the missing nose claims Napoleon's soldiers shot it off with a cannon in 1798, but early sketches discovered of the Sphinx without a nose predate Napoleon's rampage.
According to Scottish folklore, a mystical creature called a water horse lures small children to a watery grave by tricking them to ride on its sticky back. The Loch Ness Monster became an English wonder in 1933, after witness accounts made newspaper headlines. No hard evidence of the creature has ever been recorded with several pictures, including the one above, being proven as hoaxes.
Don Juan Ponce de Leon completed Spain's claim on America in 1509, and soon after was made governor of Puerto Rico. Six years later, following Indian rumors, he traveled north to the island of Bimini in search of the Fountain of Youth. Bimini turned out to be the peninsula of Florida, and the fountain remained hidden until July 2006, when famed magician David Copperfield claimed the waters on his $50 million Exumas Island (c.) had healing properties.
Phylis Canion holds the head of what she is calling a Chupacabra at her home in Cuero, Tex. The strange-looking animal, first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995, apparently has a taste for chicken and goat blood. Although many pictures like the above might prove its existence, biologists assure none such creature exists.
The Ark of the Covenant is described in the Bible as a wooden casket, gold plated, made for carrying the tablets of the Ten Commandments. The casket was carried throughout the desert and remained in the Israelite Temple until its destruction by the hand of the Babylonian Empire. Its whereabouts are still unknown, but Hollywood made its own version for Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Stonehenge is a circle of 17 upright stones called sarsens which stand on Salibury plain in South West England. The stones weigh up to 50 tonnes and have other stones, called lintels, laid across the top. There is also inner circle of smaller blue stones weighing up to 4 tonnes each. Stonehenge is only stone circle in the world with lintels across the top of the stones and experts think it was completed in about 1500 BC. They believe that sarsen stones were transported from 32 Km away and the blue stones came from the incredible 250 Km away. In that old period with out transport facilities at least 600 men would have been needed to move each sarsen stone on some of the steepest parts of the journey. Nobody knows exactly why Stonehenge was built, but it may have been a druids' temple or even a kind of astronomical calendar.
The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a 1,600-year-old, 22 feet high pillar located in the Qutb complex in India. The pillar, made from 98% wrought iron, has been astounding scientists by its ability to resist corrosion after all these years.
Discovered in the early 1940s in Costa Rica during excavations by the United Fruit Company, these perfectly formed stone spheres date from 600 AD to the 16th century. Their makers and purpose still unconfirmed, many believe them to be some religious effigy made to worship the sun.
A humanoid with insect wings and crimson eyes, known as the Mothman, terrorized Point Pleasant, W.Va., during the late 1960s. No solid evidence exists of the creature, except for a handful of witness reports documented in paranormal-journalist John A Keel's Mothman Prophecies.
According to legend, 250 years ago a Jersey woman by the name of Mrs. Leeds cried out in despair during her 13th pregnancy, Let it be the Devil! After childbirth, the baby was revealed to be a kangaroo-like creature with wings, and flew away to cause all sorts of mischief. Today the Jersey Devil can be seen getting fans riled up during local hockey games.
The Tunguska Explosion in Russia occurred around 7:14 a.m. on June 30, 1908. To this date, the exact cause of the explosion which leveled 80 million trees over 830 square miles remains a heated debate. Most believe it to be caused by a meteoroid fragment, others insist either a black hole or UFO origin.
The Lost City of Atlantis was introduced to the West 2,400 years ago by Plato, who claimed it to be the island home of an advanced society. Legend says it was sunk by an earthquake, with later interpretations as an underwater kingdom protected by mermaids. Its whereabouts still a mystery, recent underwater evidence suggests it was once apart of a larger landmass in Cyprus off the Mediterranean (c.), but the only true Atlantis exists in the Bahamas as a grand casino and resort hotel.
The forests have an uncanny feeling. It’s damp, cold and sometimes dark. People up here tend to be depressed and countless murders have taken place. On the stretch between Dow-Hill road and the Forest Office, wood cutters returning in the evenings have cited a young boy walking head-less for several yards and then walk away from the road into the woods. Other than this, footsteps are heard in the corridors of the Victoria Boys School when the school is closed for long holidays from December to March.Several stories support the legend relating how the city came to be destroyed. Some seems true while some just rumors.
Roopkund, better known as “Skeleton Lake,” is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in an uninhabited corner of the Himalayan Mountains. The lake is known for the enormous grave of 300-600 skeletons around it. The mystery surrounding the lake is what killed these people and why were so many of them on such a grueling journey in the middle of nowhere since the area is nowhere near any trade routes.
A small village in Maharashtra, located about 80 Km from Shirdi is a site for another mystery. There is not a single house in this village that has doors. The houses have door frames but no door has been placed. People don’t even keep their valuable items inside a lock because locals believe that Lord Shani protects them and if somebody would steal from them, god will punish him. There is zero crime rate in the village and even if an object is stolen, it is mysteriously returned the next day
Karni Mata Mandir in Bikaner is another unusual place in India. The temple is famous for its huge rat population. Thousands of rats live inside the temple. Out of all of the thousands of rats in the temple, there are said to be four or five white rats, sightings of which are considered especially holy. They are considered to be manifestations of Karni Mata herself. If one of the rats is killed, it must be replaced with one made of solid gold. Researchers have failed to know the reason for such an unusual event. Now even the worshipers have accepted the phenomenon and believing these rats to be sacred, feed them.
It’s said a Man had committed suicide in one of the Buildings in Vrindavan Society(Bldg. No.66 B).The security guard’s patrolling the area around have come across weird happenings. Once a guard was slapped so hardly that he got up from his chair and hit the other guard who was nearby him thinking he was the one who hit him.
When Peshwas ruled the western Indian province, Narayan the heir of the kingdom was assassinated on his uncle Madhavrao’s wife’s orders. Narayan was chased by his assassins across the entire fort. It was said that while running for his life he called “Uncle save me”, and even today locals say that they hear his cries for help at midnights on new moon day.
Bhangarh is a place on way from Jaipur to Alwar city in Rajasthan state of India. Today Bhangarh is known for its ruins where nobody dares to stay after sunset. Going to history we find that this town was established by Madho Singh, younger brother of King Akbar’s General Man Singh, in 1631. But the city seems to have been abandoned in a hurry some centuries later. As per local folks, due to some curse the whole town was vacated overnight. According to this curse it was also said that if the town was ever rediscovered, the township would not be found, but only temples would show up. True to the story, only temples dot the landscape and even far up on the mountains only shrines can be seen. People say that nobody returned from there that stayed there after dark. The biggest thing is that as per Govt. of India rules there have to be an office of Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) beside every historical structure in India. But even Government authorities couldn’t dare to open an office there and they opened their office about one kilometer away from the ruins of Bhangarh. Also ASI has put a signboard at Bhangarh saying, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.” People who visit this place out of tourist interest say that there is a strange feeling in the atmosphere of Bhangarh, which causes sort of anxiety and restlessness.
It is a big film city in Hyderabad; (similar to Universal Studios) the hotels in Ramoji film city are haunted. They say that the film city is built on war grounds of the Nizam Sultans. Witnesses report the lights kept on top keep falling off, the light men- who sit with the lights on top have been pushed so many times and many have had grievous injuries. The food left in rooms also gets scattered around the room and strange marks are left on the mirror, (scripts resembling Urdu similar to the language spoken by the sultans). Girls are the ghosts’ favorite to haunt. They trouble the girls so much, they tear their clothes, knock on the bathroom doors while the outside doors are locked. Creating havoc. Many preventive measures have been taken to prevent such haunting but of no use they keep coming back after sometime
If you walk towards the ocean at night in Dumas then you will hear noises that will tell you go home don’t go forward and all scary things happen. Dogs will even start chasing you sometimes but they say that the dogs run because they are trying to get away from that place as well. It is believed that all these happens because Hindus burn their bodies after they die over there and the ghosts in the body stay in the air.
During her maiden voyage, the then Amazon seemed to want to indicate the ship’s “ghostly” pretention when the Amazon’s captain perished during the inaugural voyage. The ship was salvaged by an American company that later renamed her Mary Celeste.The now infamous Mary Celeste was a merchant ship that was found abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean by another ship, the Dei Gratia, in December 4 of 1872. The ship was not badly damaged and still seaworthy even though the compass was smashed. The marine chronometer and the sextant were missing. Most notably, the Captain Benjamin Briggs, his family and seven more crewmembers were all missing as well,. Despite being a capable and experienced crew the only living soul found onboard was a cat. Stories of meals prepared and on tables, or of a pipe of tobacco smoldering on the foredeck cannot be verified by the accounts of the time but are referred to by many writers afterward.
Ernest G. Munn had been missing since his training flight disappeared over the Sierra Nevada mountain range on November 18, 1942, the U.S. military said Monday. He was 23 at the time.Two hikers found the frozen remains of a man with blond, wavy hair in a remote area of Kings Canyon, east of Fresno, California. A tattered sweater still clung to the body, and an unopened parachute lay nearby, said Peter Sketel, one of the hikerswho made the discovery. DNA analysis confirmed that the remains were Munn's, the Department of Defense said Monday. The military has notified his family in St. Clairsville, Ohio. "You don't often have an opportunity in life to provide people with the answers to questions that they have always wanted to know the answer to," Sketel told "Having the ability to supply that information just makes me really happy." Munn was one of three cadets who, along with their lieutenant, took off from Mather Field in California on a routine training flight nearly 66 years ago. The AT-7 Navigator aircraft carried about five hours of fuel but never returned to base, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
Is a gigantic swastika in a German forest that went unnoticed for decades after the Nazi regime ended. A patch of brightly colored larch trees can be found in a forest of pine trees that, from an aerial view, look like a swastika. Its origins are unknown, though it was probably planted by supporters of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. The swastika largely went unnoticed until 1992, when the German government ordered aerial surveys of the land and found it. Government authorities tried to have the trees removed, but they kept growing back. The German government was finally successful in removing the swastika by December in 2000.
A MAN who had half his body amputated after being run over by a truck has not only recovered but opened his own bargain supermarket - called the Half Man-Half Price Store. Peng Shuilin stunned surgeons with his recovery after almost two years of painful operations at Bujie Hospital in Shenzhen, southern China. Now the inspirational 37-year-old has become a businessman and is used as a role model for other amputees. Hospital vice-president Lin Liu said: "We've just given him a check up and he is fitter than most men his age. He is amazing and the only person in the world to survive having so much of his body amputated. "He had good care but his secret is his cheerfulness - nothing ever gets him down."
Even the capital of India, Delhi is haunted! The most eerie place in Delhi is Delhi Cantt area which is full of green and lush trees. Most of the times, people have seen a lady clad in white sari asking for lift. If you don’t stop your vehicle, she will start running swiftly with the same speed and believe it or not, people have reported her reaching ahead of them. This story has been doing the rounds for a while now. Some people claim that possibly the lady was a hitchhiker while alive; hence she waves at lonely passersby to stop.
These places accommodate some miraculous and natural superpowers that man could not solve their mystery clues even with the most advance devices human had made so far. Their myths and legendary rumors remain unknown and mysterious to the outside world. In China, people have named this desert as “Moguicheng” or a city of devil. “Moguicheng” is famous in Xinjiang, China. When someone is strolling towards the castle in a sunny day accompanying with a gentle blowing breeze, one may heard a nice rhythm coming from the distance. The melodies are just like 10 million shaking bells, and sometimes one may feel the music like gentle flicking of 10 million guitars’ strings. However, when cyclones come, bulks of sands are rising up in the sky by the strong winds, the sky turns pitch dark suddenly like a hell, and the nice music no longer heard but turns into strange sounds. The sounds resemble the roaring of the tigers, trumpeting of the elephants, and sounds by pigs that are being slaughtered, babies’ crying, shouting of the women who are going to die, and alternately the sounds change to shouting, mourning and quarreling. The storms are then swirling aggressively by shooting up to the sky accompanying by terrified wolf growling sounds in the cloudy nightfall. People are wandering who had built this city and where do the sounds come from?
This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaz The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it’s burning, already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite there.
From the end of 1980s a strange phenomena is happening in some Russian forests. People find strange, deep holes. They appear in the dense forest, in the places you can’t get on the car or truck to bring any device to drill the ground. There is no any soil that should be taken from such deep holes is found. People go down to one of such holes but it just finishes with nothing. There are no any reasonable ideas on how these holes appear and what they are being used for.
Also known as the Gate of Hell, this valley attracts people who plan to enter without the hope of going back or reuniting with their loved ones. It is said that for people who were lucky enough to return, they have reported sightings of bones as well as remains of hunters and wolves. There are also some tombs found in random areas. According to the legend, a herdsman once entered the Fate of Hell to look for his horses but they all vanished mysteriously, without leaving a trace. While the horses were said to have been found several days after, the herdsman remained missing. He was later found dead gripping his shotgun and with his clothes torn off, although there were no apparent signs that he was attacked.
The Yonaguni Monument can be found off the coast of Yonaguni, Japan. This basically involves a rock formation that up to this day continue to mystify history experts. While unusual, bizarre and weird formations can be found underwater, this one comes with rather peculiar features.
For instance, it is comprised of two pillars that are standing close together, along with an L-shaped rock, a low platform that forms like a star as well as a triangular depression that has two large holes. There are also features of this place that strongly suggest that it was man-made. So the question remains why where they made and what is the purpose of this monument? More importantly, what happened to the locals who constructed this ancient structure?