When Anna Göldi, a forty-six-year-old resident of the Swiss city of Glarus, hired a servant in the house of local judge Jacob Chudi, she still didn’t know that she would soon go down in history in a very sad way: to become the last woman in Europe executed on charges of witchcraft.
Last executed witch
It may surprise someone that the last such incident occurred in Switzerland, a country that today is seen as a kingdom of order, law and tranquility. However, we must bear in mind that such a reputation of Switzerland has developed only in the last two hundred years. Continue reading
Let’s continue the series of articles on unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. This time let’s talk about the experiment to create an invisible warship. On a gloomy October morning in 1943 in the protected area of the Philadelphia naval base was the destroyer Eldridge, the tail number “DE 173”. Specialists from the Naval Research Department of the US Navy decided to use it for the secret experiment “Rainbow”. Based on the Unified Field Theory, developed by Albert Einstein, they created an electromagnetic system capable of making the ship invisible. Continue reading
Japan is an amazing country of contrasts, where the achievements of high technologies perfectly coexist with centuries-old traditions, and the magical gardens and temples – with skyscrapers, from one look at which is breathtaking. They say to know Japan is not enough for a lifetime. The unpredictability of the elements, geographical location and national character formed a kind of mythology with their own, sometimes so absurd, creatures whose image and purpose are paradoxical for Europeans to understand. Let’s take a look at what mythical creatures live in Japan according to their mythology! Continue reading