“THE GRIM TRUE STORY BEHIND HANSEL AND GRETAL” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

THE GRIM TRUE STORY BEHIND HANSEL AND GRETAL and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: When a great famine struck Europe in 1314, mothers abandoned their children and in some cases, even ate them. Scholars believe that these tragedies gave birth to the story of Hansel and Gretel. (The Grim True Story Behind Hansel and Gretel) *** Cultures all around the world have stories of tiny humans – elves, leprechauns, fairies, hobbits… but how can so many different communities have such similar descriptions of tiny people? Could there be evidence to prove the existence of tiny humanoids? (Little Human Subspecies) *** Traveling to the Superstition Mountains in search of the rumored treasure hidden there is not only a bad idea… it could be a fatal one. (Mysterious Visitors From Other Realms) *** Seeing an unidentified flying object in the sky is pretty common – even in cases where several people see the flying whatever-it-is at the same time. But when is the last time you and everyone around you looked up and saw an entire city flying in the sky? That’s what happened in 2011 in the Nigerian village of Bauchi. (UFO City) *** But first… according to GPS, off the California coast there are dozens, possibly hundreds of ships moving around in circles. But the ships, while clearly visible on the GPS system, are nowhere to be seen by the human eye. Are these ghost ships from the past? The oceanic version of crop circles? Sailing ships from a different dimension? Or could it be something more disturbing, like a new type of cyber attack? We begin with that story. (California’s Ghost Ships)
“Mysterious Visitors From Other Realms” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5yyuzzx
“The Grim True Story Behind Hansel and Gretel” by Joseph Williams for All That’s Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4fhdp6vk
“Little Human Subspecies” by Mark Andrew Carpenter for Ancient Origins: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2e3f8a9y
“UFO City” posted at Anomalien: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3fwaysds
“California’s Ghost Ships” by Frank Jacobs for Big Ideas: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ymtnfutw
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