6 August 2020 - POLISH CHURCH IS DECORATED WITH 20,000 SKELETONS


POLISH CHURCH IS DECORATED 
WITH 20,000 SKELETONS

G'day folks,

There is a chapel in Poland outside the Kaplica Czaszek that is absolutely terrifying. The modest looking St. Batholomew’s Church (also called the Kaplica Czaszek) is literally made of thousands of real human bones. I really can’t believe that places like this exist, because believe it or not there are more chapels like this throughout the world. 






Stepping inside this place would be one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. So much death in one place really can’t be good for anyone. Imagine trying to worship in a place like this? I don’t think I could ever concentrate on trying to have a spiritual experience with thousands of human bones surrounding me.






The chapel walls are made from bones which are intended to be a reminder of mortality of human salvation in the face of death.


The chapel was created after a priest visited shallow grave sites of fallen soldiers and civilians killed in the Silesian Wars and the Thirty Years’ War, in addition to victims of plague.




 After seeing the poignant reminder of those who had fallen, Czech priest Vaclav Tomasek and J. Langer, the local grave-digger collected and cleaned skeletal remains, embedding them in the chapel walls between 1776 and 1804.









 There are over 3,000 victims in the ceilings and walls and an additional 21,000 remains hidden behind a trap door in a crypt underneath the chapel. Would you ever take a visit to a place like this?

Clancy's comment: There ya go. The world sure is an interesting place, eh?

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5 August 2020 - AUSTRALIAN TOWN COVERED IN SPIDER WEBS


AUSTRALIAN TOWN 
COVERED IN SPIDER WEBS

G'day folks,

I've actually seen what is depicted here, but on a much smaller scale.

Imagine waking up to a beautiful snow blanketed field outside of your picturesque farm. But wait… it’s still summer so obviously that couldn’t be snow. You walk outside your front door to take a closer look and immediately your skeleton jumps out of your skin from the most disturbing sight you’ve ever seen! 




Spiders! Millions and millions of creepy crawly spiders! That’s exactly what happened in a small town in Australia called Wagga Wagga. Recent floods have covered miles and miles of once lush green land with feet of muddy water. This caused the evacuation of over 13,000 people. Well, naturally spiders aren’t the biggest fans of detrimental water levels either so they took to the hills. 




Millions of spiders had to migrate to higher ground to escape the flooding. This caused an extreme population of the evil little creatures to congregate in one small area. Take a look at these horrifying images that are causing nightmares around the world. 






With the giant web structures covering miles of land, there is no shortage of food for these spiders who are capturing every fly in sight.

 








 

 

Clancy's comment: Mm ... this is pretty spooky.

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4 August 20202 - THE LONELIEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD


THE LONELIEST 
HOUSE IN THE WORLD

G'day folks,

In Iceland there is a small island a few miles from the coast called Ellidaey Island. Photographs surfaced on the internet a little while ago with a small dot that looked like a structure. People were immediately intrigued and started doing a little research on this lonely island. It turns out that the island was inhabited by 5 families over 300 years ago. 





The last permanent inhabitants left the island around 1930 and the only thing left was one single house. The families sustained themselves by hunting puffins, fishing, and raising cattle. There has been a lot of speculation as to who owns the house now. Many have said the island was given to singer Bjork as a gift, or that a secret billionaire has purchased the island and now lives there. None of these are true. In fact, the house serves as a shelter for people who still hunt on the island today. Nobody lives there but it provides a safe haven for those who travel to the magical and solitary island. 

This looks like one of the loneliest places in the world. It looks like for a few weeks at a time this place would be paradise.





The lodge that can be seen on this island was built-in 1953 by the Ellidaey Hunting Association and have named this “The Hunting Lodge”.





 The building does not have any form of electricity or indoor plumbing.


 Even without electricity or indoor plumbing, The Hunting Lodge does have a sauna, so you can relax after hunting.

 



There is some water available however. You can use this water for the sauna, cooking, and also for drinking. This water comes from a rain collection system. Another odd thing with The Hunting Lodge is that there is a fence built around it.






For many people this place provides a safe haven while hunting. To me this place looks like the perfect spot just to get away from it all.


Clancy's comment: Mm ... sorry, no palm trees, but I bet it would be great for fishing.

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