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Benjamin Kyle: The man who appeared out of nowhere and from whom, there was no trace

Benjamin Kyle: The man who appeared out of nowhere and from whom, there was no trace 86

In the popular imagination and in literature, the idea of ​​a person (Benjamin Kyle) who wakes up one day without recollecting his or her identity or trace is recurrent. Although amnesia is relatively common, it is usually more focused and occupies not so long time spaces, so it is relatively rare that a person does not remember, literally, their origin.

Benjamin Kyle

However, it does happen from time to time, and it can reach dramatic tints. One of the best known cases occurred a few years ago in Georgia, United States, when a man appeared behind a local Burger King in the city of Richmond Hill. Completely lost, unable to remember his trail or anything of his past life, the subject was ready to start a new story in the northern country.

The man adopted the name Benjamin Kyle when it became clear that no identification was possible. He was found by a Burger King woman naked, with serious fire ant bites and completely burned: according to the lady, he originally thought he was dead. When he woke up, more than two weeks later, he had no idea who he was.

The man was diagnosed with retrograde amnesia, which is characterized precisely by causing an individual to lose the previous memory at some time without affecting their future construction of memories. It was named Burger King Doe, because the name John Doe (normally used for people without identification in the United States) had already been associated with another patient.

Taking advantage of the initials that had already been imposed on him at the Hospital, the man chose to adopt the name of Benjaman Kyle, although some claim that in fact he remembered that Benjaman (or some similar name) was his original name. His last name was impossible to find.

Upon awakening, Benjaman encountered a serious case of cataracts in each of his eyes. His view, very limited, did not improve until a charitable collection allowed him to undergo surgery nine months later. When he saw himself in a mirror (and found himself in front of a complete stranger) he realized that he was about 20 years older than he supposed.

Benjamin Kyle

There may have been a time when a person did not need to know who he was. But in the modern world and, in particular, in developed countries, the lack of identity can be quite complicated. In the case of Benjamin Kyle, his life soon became a nightmare.

Lacking a social security number, it was impossible for him to get a job, let alone enter the health system of the United States. For several years he lived in the Grace House shelter and in several hospitals where he tried to improve his condition, and with the few available clues, he relocated his past. But their efforts (which by the way, received rather little support from the institutions) were unsuccessful.

It was thanks to a nurse that Kyle was able to get some work fixing gardens, and also that his case began to gain popularity. In 2011, a group from the State University of Florida proposed him to make a documentary, which led him to travel on foot to Jacksonville, in that US state.

In the end, the documentary proved to be quite successful. First of all, it allowed Kyle to get a job as a frejachin (dishwasher) in which he was paid in cash, without needing a social security number. Second, it made more people aware of their situation.

And that’s when a group of genealogists decided to help him. Analyzing DNA samples they began to track his family and by mid-2014 Benjaman finally knew where they came from.

According to his statements, Benjamin had left Indiana in 1976 and since then his family would not have known anything about him, they lost track of him: they came to suppose that he was dead. For this reason he has not met with them and has not revealed his identity publicly with a view to protecting them from the media.

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Mysterious Lake Funduji: why you can’t take water from this African lake

Mysterious Lake Funduji: why you can't take water from this African lake 87

In the northeast of the Republic of South Africa is the picturesque, but mysterious and ominous Lake Funduji. The local population considers the lake sacred and tells legends about it.

Despite the problems with fresh water in Africa, the tribes never settled on the banks of the Funduji, did not fish there and did not even replenish the water supplies from this lake.

This is because, according to local legends, it is impossible to take a drop of water from Lake Funduji, and anyone who touches the water, or even more so drinks it, will soon die. Also, people made sacrifices to the mythical monster Funduji to appease him.

The general public learned about Funduji at the beginning of the 20th century, when deposits of chrome ore were found in the vicinity of the lake. When expeditions from Europe began to come to this area, the lake was finally mapped.

Scientists listened to the stories of the locals about the ominous lake and the monster, but in the course of geological research, nothing mystical was found.

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In 1955, Professor Henry Burnside and his assistant Thacker decided to check the legend about strange water that cannot be carried away from the lake. Scientists collected water in several containers made of different materials – glass, porcelain and plastic, and walked several kilometers, intending to examine the samples.

But it was not possible to carry out the analysis: in the morning all the containers were empty. Then the scientists decided to return to the lake and take new samples. This time, Burnside dipped his finger into the water and tasted it: the taste of the water was bitter-rotten.

Throughout the day, scientists observed the containers, but no changes occurred, and by morning the vessels were empty again. Burnside intended to go back to the lake and examine water samples on site, but the plans were prevented by a sudden deterioration in his health: the professor was hospitalized, and a week later he died – as it later turned out, from intestinal inflammation.

It would seem that there is evidence of sinister legends, but there is still a scientific explanation for the phenomena of Lake Funduji. In fact, chromium ore deposits are the cause of the anomalies.

Chromium salts are very toxic to humans, and the concentration of chromium in the lake was so high that a couple of drops killed Professor Burnside.

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The disappearing water phenomenon is also explained by the high chromium content. At temperatures below 19 degrees Celsius, chromium particles in water crystallize (therefore, the water “disappeared” at night, when it was cooler). In fact, the liquid from the vessel does not go anywhere, but turns into a solid state, scattering along the bottom and walls of the vessel.

To be fair, some of Funduji’s riddles have not yet been solved – for example, it is not clear why a large number of crocodiles live in the poisonous lake. It is also unclear what these reptiles eat, because there are no fish in the lake, and other animals do not go there to drink.

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Descent into the Unknown: Blogger revealed the secret of the mysterious tunnel in the pyramid of Cheops

Descent into the Unknown: Blogger revealed the secret of the mysterious tunnel in the pyramid of Cheops 90

The pyramid of Cheops is one of the seven wonders of the world. This is one of the largest ancient buildings, which contains many secrets. Recently, some experts have been worried about what hides the blocked tunnel near the underground chamber.

Blogger Ben van Kerkwick, who hosts the UnchartedX YouTube channel, managed to get into the tunnel. The video is two hours long and shows the entire journey. Ben was surprised that the tunnel helped to find the descending and ascending passages, although, according to the idea, they cannot be found.

The blogger explored the Cheops pyramid with his team. All passages were covered with granite blocks. The group followed to the Great Gallery, and Ben van Kerkwick – to the underground chamber. 

Archaeologists noted that the mysterious passage crosses the rock on which the base of the pyramid is located. The blogger was struck by the skill of the engineers: the discovered 87-meter passage turned out to be perfectly straight.

The underground camera was incredibly deep. There was a mysterious door there, where it led is still unknown. This confirms the opinion that the structure keeps many secrets.

The pyramid was erected 4.5 thousand years ago for Pharaoh Cheops, who was the ruler of the 4th dynasty.

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A giant pink ball cloud appeared over the site of a meteorite in China

A giant pink ball cloud appeared over the site of a meteorite in China 91

A giant pink ball appeared near the place where a cosmic body fell in China. It arose immediately after the collision of an asteroid with the Earth and a powerful explosion. A giant spherical cloud formed over the meteorite impact site. 

The meteorite fell on December 23 in Qinghai province (PRC). According to eyewitnesses, immediately after the explosion of the fireball, a giant spherical structure appeared over the crash site, which hovered over the Dealing highway.

The strange pink formation hung in the air for about 40 minutes and then evaporated. Locals used various metaphors in their descriptions of the sphere, for example, someone compared this phenomenon with a “bright pink moon”, while others called it “a leisurely round cloud”. Someone remembered that a meteorite had already fallen in China last fall, and then a coronavirus pandemic began around the world. Moreover, its distribution began from the PRC.

The first thing that ufologists-conspiracy theorists immediately start thinking about is the appearance of Nibiru, which is hidden from us almost all the time by chemtrails, but from time to time the wind blows the fog away and strange appearances begin in the sky:

What is noteworthy is that the temporary distance between the meteorite that fell on Tibet on December 23 and this pink object was only 12 hours and the observation sites were relatively close by the standards of China – that is, everything happened somewhere in the northern part of Tibet. Therefore, maybe in the morning not quite a meteorite fell there. 

If it was Nibiru, then its appearance as a separate astronomical object suggests that its trajectory has slightly changed and it will now begin to appear in different places in the Solar system. Something similar is predicted in a number of ancient and not very apocalyptic prophecies of Christian mystics.

Nibiru itself is not directly mentioned there and, perhaps, this fragment was simply removed by the censor at one time, but the prophecies say that before the End of the World “there will be two winters and two summers”. That is, the arrangement of seasons in a year will become quite dense. One of the possible explanations for such strange changes involves the appearance of another star in the solar system. 

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