Babette Bombshell's Anomalous Almanac

Babette Bombshell's Haunted Hotel graciously provides you a years calendar of strange events throughout history.
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The Transmutation of Metal: On April 25th of 1382, Alchemist Nicolas Flamel recorded in his personal Book of Shadows that he had successfully transformed a pound of pig iron into gold. Flamel's life's work formed the basis for alchemical studies across the entire scope of new age, paganism and wizardry. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #paranormal #alchemist #alchemy #wizards #sorcery #undisclosedtechnology #forgottenscience #fortean #xfiles
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Jeannette Kamahele Disappears: On April 25th 1972, this 20 year old college student was hitchhiking near the Cotati on-ramp of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, CA. A friend of hers reportedly wittnessed the abduction, and said that Jeannette had entered a faded brown Chevrolet pickup, with a "homemage" wooden camper constructed on the back. Her body was never found, but she joined an entire group of young female hitchhikers who fell victim to The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Killer. He was never identifi...
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The Shark & The Curse of The Dead Man's Hand: On April 25th of 1935, it was opening day of Coogee Aquarium's shark tank in New South Wales, Australia. 20 spectators were gathered watching, a recently aquired, tiger shark circled in its tank. The marine biologists were concerned by the shark's lack-luster health until, without warning, it belched up an entire human arm in front of families enjoying a day out. Police removed the arm and discovered a distinctive tattoo of a boxer on it. Investi...
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Tire Tracked: On April 24th of 2004, police arrested serial killer, Sean Vincent Gillis, for the murders of 8 women in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The tire tracks found near the body of one of his victims were used to track him down. The state crime lab determined the brand, model and year of the tire. This specific tire was only manufactured for three years, with only 90 being sold in the state. From there it was easy for investigators to DNA swab any owners who still had the tires on their veh...
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The Cape Ann Serpent: On April 24th of 1819, Capt. Crum was sailing in the harbor of Cape Ann on Lake Champlain when he saw a gigantic sea monster. This creature, (in subsequent sightings throughout history) would become recognized by cryptozoology as being Champ, the Nessie of the Great Lakes. Crum described a 187 foot long sea serpent with 3 huge front "teeth", a red belt around its neck and eyes the color of peeled onions. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #cryptozoology ...
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The Lonnie Zamora Incident: On April 24th of 1964, Sergeant Lonnie Zamora was driving alone in his patrol car, when an explosion roared across the sky above the desert in Socorro, New Mexico. He rushed to chase the mystery impact, but instead he was confronted by an egg-shaped spaceship with two small men working on its exterior. When the two men in metallic white jumpsuits turned and started toward him, Zamora got the hell outta there. After the event he was so hounded by investigators and ...
Vladimir Komarov Falls To Earth: He was the first man into space as a cosmonaut for Russia, but also the first man to die on a space mission as well. On April 24th of 1967, the Soyuz 1 crashed on re-entry. The photo you see is what remained of Vlad. It was believed at the time by the Soviet leadership, that his sacrifice would only truly be appreciated if people saw it. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #spaceexploration #disasters Horror, People, Vladimir, German Army, Nasa Vintage, Man, Spacecraft, Space Race, Space Nasa
Vladimir Komarov Falls To Earth: He was the first man into space as a cosmonaut for Russia, but also the first man to die on a space mission as well. On April 24th of 1967, the Soyuz 1 crashed on re-entry. The photo you see is what remained of Vlad. It was believed at the time by the Soviet leadership, that his sacrifice would only truly be appreciated if people saw it. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #spaceexploration #disasters
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The Poona Poltergeist: On April 23, 1928, in Poona Indiana, a young boy was seemingly teleported out of his bed, to be suspended in mid-air in a different room, where he talked to his mother and visitors. Over a 3 year period following this event, this household was besieged with Poltergeist activity. Over the course of these three years, the Poltergeist seemed to sour toward the boy. By the end it was terrorizing him with toys, hurling glasses at him, and materializing heavy rocks in his po...
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The Dinsdale Nessie Footage: On April 23rd of 1960, Tim Dinsdale captured four minutes of footage of a large hump moving through Loch Ness. Subsequent study of the film generated quotes of its dimensions that put 3ft of the creature above water and 12 to 16 ft of it swimming beneath the surface. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #cryptozoology #nessie #seamonsters #seaserpents #thelochnessmonster #fortean #xfiles
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The Death of Marvin Gaye: On April 23rd of 1984, Motown star Marvin Gaye was shot dead at the age of 45, by his own father. Here you see his father being escorted from the scene. It was later discovered that Marvin Gaye Sr was suffering from a brain tumor at the time of the incident. He got off with six years probation. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #truecrime #criminaljustice #victimadvocacy #victimsrights #celebritydeaths
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Going Green: On April 23rd of 1983, a government think tank in Washington predicted that by the year 2000, at least 50% of all the world's energy resources would be generated by completely renewable resources. Of course, when faced with the end of fossil fuels, the world would enjoy an energy renaissance to match all the other emerging technologies (media, aeronautics, communications). What in the world could possibly obstruct something that is so obviously necessary to avert a global econom...
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The World's Worst Serial Killer: On April 22nd of 1999, police arrest Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos. Garavito had a nasty habit of killing street children between the ages of 6 and 16. When questioned, he confessed to 140 killings, but detailed maps drawn during his police interviews draft out, in excess of 300 victims. There was no provision in Columbian law to deal with the kind of multiple murders generated by serial killers. He received the maximum of 40 years imprisonment for his crime...
The Deadly Gaudalajara Shit-storm: On April 22 of 1992, a petroleum gas line leaked into the sewers below the city of Gaudalajara Mexico, and ignited on contact with the methane buildup from tons of sewage below the streets. Twenty blocks of the city were leveled as an explosion of flaming shit erupted. 215 people were killed and 1,500 were injured in a disaster of biblical proportions. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #disasters #explosions #shitstorm Mexico, Gas, Methane, Disasters, Injured
The Deadly Gaudalajara Shit-storm: On April 22 of 1992, a petroleum gas line leaked into the sewers below the city of Gaudalajara Mexico, and ignited on contact with the methane buildup from tons of sewage below the streets. Twenty blocks of the city were leveled as an explosion of flaming shit erupted. 215 people were killed and 1,500 were injured in a disaster of biblical proportions. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #disasters #explosions #shitstorm
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The Hitler Diaries: On April 22nd of 1983, the West German magazine Stern published the first of 60 volumes of "Hitler's Diaries" which had reportedly been discovered by Gerd Heidemann in an east German barn. The magazine paid approximately $6 million dollars for them, but later forensic testing proved them to be one of the boldest forgeries in history. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #truecrime #hoaxes #roguearcheology #forgery #forgeries #fortean #xfiles
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The C-word: On April 22nd 1941, the word "cryptozoology" appears in print for the first time (all be it in a hyphenated form) within Ralph Thompson's critical review of the book The Lungfish & The Unicorn, by Willy Ley. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #cryptozoology #fortean #xfiles