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Perplexing symbol appeared on Google's Online Map...

The perplexing symbol appeared on Google's online map of a remote region of Kazakhstan.

While some undeniably strange things have turned up on Google Earth over the years, the discovery of a large five-sided pentagram near the village of Aktau in Kazakhstan is proving to be one of the most perplexing.

The symbol is approximately 200m in diameter and appears to be made up from several criss-crossing tracks etched in to the ground. Some believe that the pentagram's mysterious appearance holds superstitious significance.

It isn't the first pentagram to be discovered in the region either, earlier this year another was discovered 12 miles from the town of Lisakovsk.

At the time, one of the most prominent theories originated from pilot Kurt Yates who claimed that the shape was an abandoned surface to air missile site from the Soviet era. Archeologist Emma Usmanova later contested this idea, instead claiming that it was one of many parks from the 1970s that were designed in the shape of a star.

With no definitive explanation forthcoming however it is likely that Kazakhstan's enigmatic pentagrams will continue to remain a mystery for some time to come.

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Paranormal Website Inspired Stabbings...

That's how a criminal complaint describes Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, the two twelve-year old girls accused of carrying out a plot to kill a classmate, stabbing her 19 times, and offering as a motive their desire to please Slender Man — even go live with him in a mansion in a national forest.

"Slender Man" is a modern Folklore if you will.  For those who have kids you know of him.  The creeps who offer you candy from a black car are always slender, or fat and bald, but hey, it's fiction.

The paranormal websites that inspired the girls is "Creepypasta."

An administrator of the website posted a lengthy statement Tuesday, saying they do not condone violence.

"I think that most of you will understand when I say it's hard to justify pinning blame on an entire genre of writing," the admin, who didn't sign the post, wrote.

"Unless you're okay with blaming the world's ills on Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft, I don't believe that it makes sense to say paranormal writing or an interest in the macabre should be blamed or even used as an indicator of a "sick" person (as a few emails have already felt the need to call both myself and all the authors here). The human race has long held and encouraged a fascination with things that go bump in the night."





Thanks For Being!

Thanks For Being!