Predictions have always interested mankind, but ordinary people have always been admired by the gift of a soothsayer and fear, sometimes turning into hatred. Not passed this cup and Mother Shipton – the legendary prophetess from England.
Life in the small Yorkshire village of Knaresborough flowed peacefully and measured. Only one of its residents – the widow of Agatha Southale confused and disturbed the peace of local residents. For her, the glory of the broken little woman, who did not shy away from seducing someone else’s husband or quarreling with a neighbor because of a trifle, was entrenched for a long time. But it was still half the trouble: Agatha was engaged in a fortuneteering, in fact, she lived on it. Continue reading
The idea of the existence of parallel worlds became especially popular after astrophysicists proved that our Universe has limited dimensions — about 46 billion light years and a certain age — 13.8 billion years.
There are several questions at once. What is beyond the boundaries of the universe? What happened before its emergence from the cosmological singularity? How did the cosmological singularity come about? What awaits the universe in the future? Continue reading
The Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris is known to the whole world not only for its graceful statues and tombstones, but also for its mysterious mystical stories. The heroine of one of them for several centuries has been the Russian lady Elizaveta Demidova, the crypt of which is considered to be perhaps the main “attraction” of this last refuge of departed celebrities.
In the late 1950s, a student named Jacques was hit by a taxi in a street in Paris. The poor fellow died on the way to the hospital. It would seem that such an unusual thing in this event – something quite often happens in everyday life. Continue reading