The US Navy’s Cursed Akron!

The US Navy’s Akron, “Queen of the Skies,” was one of the largest dirigibles ever made. Rumors that the craft was jinxed circulated even before its maiden flight in August 1931. It was said that a Hungarian communist worker had…
Did Man Survive At Sea for 13 Months?

A man who washed ashore on the Marshall Islands after his boat was blown off-course claims he survived at sea for more than 13 months. Thirty-seven-year-old Jose Salvador Alvarenga says he set sail from Mexico in a fiberglass fishing boat…
Animals Sealed in Stone

ASTONISHING CASES Toad in a stone. In 1761, Ambroise Pare, physician to Henry III of France, related the following account to the Annual Register: “Being at my seat near the village of Meudon, and overlooking a quarryman whom I had…
The Philadelphia Experiment, 1943

Allegedly, in the fall of 1943 a U.S. Navy destroyer was made invisible and teleported from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Norfolk, Virginia, in an incident known as the Philadelphia Experiment. Records in the Operational Archives Branch of the Naval Historical Center…