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Baker’s Island residents wary of an influx of visitors. On a 60-acre island 5 miles off the coast of Salem, about 100 summer residents are fiercely dedicated to protecting their privacy.

Baker’s Island residents wary of an influx of visitors

There are no public roads on the privately owned land, and residents glide along on golf carts to social outings, make do with wells and cisterns for drinking water, and use solar power and propane gas to provide heat and electricity for their cottages. Baker’s Island is part of Salem, and visitors to it can use its beaches and stand as far as the high water mark on its rocky coast, but they are not welcome.

For more than 100 years, residents have been quick to remind the uninvited that they are on private land, and in the past cottage owners have stubbornly refused entry to the likes of former senator and ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. Signs on the residents’ private pier warn visitors to stay away from the land, which includes a former Coast Guard station and lighthouse. The Coast Guard property remediation is expected to be completed in the fall. How to create compelling characters.

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Voynich manuscript. Illustrated codex handwritten in an unknown writing system Evidence of retouching of text; page 3; f1r Retouching of drawing; page 131; f72v3 The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system.

Voynich manuscript

The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and it may have been composed in Italy during the Italian Renaissance.[1][2] The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish-Samogitian book dealer who purchased it in 1912.[18] Some of the pages are missing, with around 240 remaining. Holy Wild on Behance. The Ancient Roman Cult That Continues to Vex Scholars. A faded painting, still showing hints of its once-vivid hues, fills the entire back wall of an otherwise grim underground cavern in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy. Sculptures and frescoes of ancient gods and cryptic celestial symbols are scattered throughout the interior. A stagnant darkness lurks within the corridor, as the lack of windows forbids any stray sunlight to penetrate the ancient cave.

This subterranean temple is just one of more than 400 such structures that have been uncovered within the vast territory once overseen by the Roman Empire. It, like the others, is a relic from a mysterious ancient religion that continues to pose a challenge to most modern scholars. Mithraism was an underground Roman religious group that worshipped a pagan deity called Mithras. 16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World. How do I love thee, tree?

16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this article, all we’ll focus on are the looks of these amazing trees. Granted, not all of these amazing, beautiful trees are trees (the Wisteria is a vine, Rhododendrons are shrubs, and bamboo technically belongs to the grass family), but we’ll give them a pass because they are amazing, huge and beautiful. So once you step outside and take a breath of fresh air, hug the nearest pretty tree and say thank you! Blue ridge on Behance. Holloways of Dorset – Dorset, England. Criss-crossing the bucolic county of Dorset in southern England are tunnel-like roads that have been naturally sunken by countless footsteps over centuries of repeated use.

Holloways of Dorset – Dorset, England

These extremely well-trodden paths are often called holloways, from the Old English word “hola weg” meaning sunken road. Photographer Brings the Landscapes of the Brothers Grimm to Life in Haunting Photos. The Great New England Vampire Panic. Children playing near a hillside gravel mine found the first graves.

The Great New England Vampire Panic

One ran home to tell his mother, who was skeptical at first—until the boy produced a skull. Because this was Griswold, Connecticut, in 1990, police initially thought the burials might be the work of a local serial killer named Michael Ross, and they taped off the area as a crime scene. But the brown, decaying bones turned out to be more than a century old. Iceland on Behance. The Temple of Oculus Anubis: Creepiest place in Oregon? With Halloween just a few days away, I’ve been gearing up to try and find somewhere creepy enough in Oregon to blog about.

The Temple of Oculus Anubis: Creepiest place in Oregon?

I recently asked some friends on my personal page about places they knew of, when an old high school friend reached out and pointed me towards possibly the creepiest place I’ve ever seen in Oregon. First and foremost, I’d like to let you know we are in no way encouraging anyone to trespass, as this is location is definitely private property. Upon following these links, I have found threads mostly from last year, with a lot of broken links to very puzzling images. Nobody seems to have a real answer as to what’s really going on here, but here is some of what I have found from various websites. From Hello /x/. Metamorphosis as performed by Hardeen. W A N D E R L U S T I on Behance. Isle of No Man. North Brother Island is New York’s miniature Detroit, without the industry — a 20-acre, un-High Line-ed wilderness of trees and vines and abandoned, crumbling buildings in the treacherous tidal strait where the waters of New York Harbor trade places with those of Long Island Sound.

Isle of No Man

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