Rare 1881 National Temperance Society, “Band of Hope” Signed Sobriety Certificate – Cold Spring, NY


“Industry – Sobriety – Prosperity” Signed by: John Nelson and Co-Signed by E. Nelson, of Cold Spring In 1847 the Band of Hope was founded in Leeds, with the stated aim of saving working class children from the perils of drink. The members had to pledge to abstain “from all liquors of an intoxicating quality, […]

Mystery Stalks the Prairie in Montana


Montana newspaper editor Roberta Donovan and Cascade County Deputy Sheriff Keith Wolverton write about cattle mutilations, UFOs, and other phenomena in Montana. Published by the T.H.A.R. Institute, Raynesford, MT in 1976.

Tombstones Recycled into Fence


Old headstones made into a fence for the walk along a graveyard in Moravia. We are not sure where these headstones came from. Many of the names carved into this line of stones are written in Hebrew. Presumably, these markers were re-purposed during World War II. Many graveyards in central European towns are several layers […]

The Hidden Carolina Graveyard – Historical Investigations – UPDATE


Stone Gravestone Marker Detail This headstone appears to bear a carved symbol which may be the Masonic Keystone, which is the Masonic mark of an Ancient Grand Master or it may be a Celtic Cross. This photo is part of our investigation into a group of hand-carved grave markers we discovered in the forests of […]