(PCM) The Shroud of Turin, which is a length of linen cloth that is said to mysteriously bear the image of man who many speculate as Jesus of Nazareth, has been an item that has created a huge debate among theologians and conspiracy theorists for years. The cloth is rumored to be the burial shroud… Read More
The Most Stolen Piece Of Art Might Just Surprise You!
(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history. It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is… Read More
Hauntings, Hysteria And Hilarity: A Visit To The Oddporium
(PCM) Recently, PopCultureMadness’s Director Of Operations Kristyn Clarke and Editor Stephen Nepa began a weekly podcast titled “Coffee And Conspiracy“! The podcast is dedicated to analyzing the world’s many mysterious conspiracies, unexplained occurrences and life’s little nuances. It also tackles pop culture in general, as Stephen and Kristyn share their thoughts and opinions on various… Read More
How Hurricanes Get Their Names And Why!
(PCM) Hurricanes have been a very dangerous and destructive weather phenomenon that have affected our planet for centuries. Most of them have been named by the World Meteorological Organization and the National Weather service to avoid confusion between storms and make the lines of communication a bit easier. By naming the storms meteorologists are able… Read More
Taking A Drive Down Delaware’s Devil’s Road! Are The Legends True?
As we enter into the Halloween season many people are in search of various local haunts and urban legends to check out and give themselves a good spook. One infamous urban legend in the area of Delaware and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is the mysterious Cossart Road, otherwise known as Devil’s Road to the locals, which… Read More
Could The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle Finally Be Solved?
(PCM) Some meteorologists say no, however new evidence was discovered claiming that hexagonal clouds which create “air bombs” with up to 170 mph winds may to blame for the dozens of ship and airplane disappearances in the region. The mysterious 500,000km square region in the North Atlantic Ocean has been linked to the strange disappearances of approximately… Read More
200 Million Year Old Dinosaur Hatches At A Berlin Museum?
(PCM) This is definitely an interesting story and I am currently still trying to discover it’s validity, as I am only seeing it reported in few places thus far. I have checked it out on Snopes and it does not seem to be debunked yet. If this news it true, it will open new doors… Read More
Why Did They Remove Lenin’s Brain?
(PCM) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He is credited with creation of the Soviet Union and was a feared political figure until this death at the young age of 53 in January of 1924. Lenin’s cause of death was a series of strokes… Read More
The ‘Meister Print’: Fact Or Fiction?
(PCM) In case you haven’t heard of it, the “Meister Print” is a fossilized sandal print that was discovered by a man named William J. Meister in 1968. It wasn’t only the sandal print that was so fascinating, but rather what was inside of the print that amazed historians. The right-sided sandal print contained a… Read More
What Really Goes On At Area 51?
(PCM) One of the biggest conspiracy theories out there is just what happens at Area 51, the governments top secret military base located in a remote area of the Nevada desert. Area 51 is a United States Air Force facility and is a remote attachment to the more publicized Edwards Air Force base. Area 51… Read More
Thomas Edison Was A Prankster
Thomas Edison: Prankster Thomas Edison is often recognized as one of America’s greatest inventors and businessmen. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. Those devices include the phonograph, the motion picture film camera, and most importantly the practical electric light bulb to only name… Read More
Mysterious Superhenge Discovered At Famed Stonehenge Site
(PCM) England’s famed circle of bluestone columns known as Stonehenge has always been shrouded in mystery and now according to CNN, archaeologists have discovered that the mystery surrounding Stonehenge is even deeper than we imagined. The archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be traces of an even larger stone formation, which they are deeming… Read More
The Tale Of Thomas Silverstein And The Range 13 Prison Cell
Image credit: Thomas Silverstein prison artwork “Solitary Confinement” (PCM) A convict by the name of Thomas Silverstein entered the prison system back in 1975 when he was charged for his role in three bank robberies along with his father and uncle. Silverstein was only 19 years old at the time of the crime. After serving… Read More
The Mysterious Jack The Ripper Case May Finally Be Solved
(PCM) The mysterious case of the London serial killer Jack The Ripper, who terrorized the city in the 1800’s by both killing and mutilating prostitutes, may have finally been solved. It is all thanks to a 48 year old business man named Russell Edwards, who calls himself an “arm chair detective” and claims that the… Read More
What Really Happened To Amelia Earhart?
(PCM) The details surrounding the disappearance of pioneering female pilot Amelia Earhart has been something that has baffled experts and historians, as well as, everyday people for years. Many at one point or another thought that they had it figured out and then all of a sudden new evidence will surface and many of their… Read More
A Search For Answers! What Really Happened In Roswell, New Mexico?
(PCM) A favorite topic among many conspiracy theorists is just what exactly occurred in the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July of 1947. The incident is one of the most widely speculated stories of government cover-up and to this very day, we still have very little information about what actually occurred. Could the government… Read More
The Gruesome Story Of The Lindow Bog Bodies
(PCM) In 1983, the preserved head and other tissue fragments of a woman were discovered in a peat bog at Lindow Moss near Cheshire, England. The partially preserved body was discovered by commercial peat cutters Andy Mould and Stephen Dooley. They first noticed an unusual item on the conveyor belt, which was similar in shape and… Read More
U.S. Copyright Office Says Monkey Selfie Can’t Be Copyrighted
(PCM) The U.S. Copyright Office is siding with humans and has recently claimed that a photo taken by a monkey or any other type of artwork created by an animal can not be copyrighted by that animal. The office has made an update to their rules which now explain in-depth works that are not eligible… Read More
The Mystery Behind One Of Philadelphia’s Oldest Cold Cases ‘The Boy In The Box’
(PCM) The mystery behind the murder of an unidentified 3 to 7 year old child, known only as “The Boy In The Box”, has baffled law enforcement agents in the Philadelphia area for the last several decades and to this very day his murder remains unsolved. The investigation into the murder of “The Boy In… Read More
The First Documented Instance Of Stockholm Syndrome Occurred On This Day In 1973
(PCM) We are sure many of you are aware of the psychological phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome during which a kidnapping or hostage victim will begin to feel a certain level of trust and affection towards their captors, however do you know when this condition first originated? It was on August 23rd, 1973 that the… Read More
What Happens When We Lose 28,000 Rubber Duckies At Sea?
(PCM) Everyone knows that rubber duckies can make bath time lots of fun, you know because Sesame Street’s Ernie told us so, right? Well, bath time was far less fun for a lot of businesses who were expecting a shipment of rubber duckies, 28,000 of them to be exact, that went missing at sea back… Read More
The Strange Occurrence Of Siberian Orange Snow
(PCM) A very strange weather phenomenon occurred in the Siberian region of Russia in early 2007 and then again in 2015 when orange colored snow poured forth from the sky, baffling both residents and scientists. The orange snow fell throughout an area of about 580 square miles that is located about 1,400 miles from Moscow.… Read More
Hatfield And McCoy Descendants Unearth The Site Of Their Families 1888 Ambush
(PCM) Nearly everyone knows the story of the infamous Hatfield And McCoy family feud that claimed at least a dozen lives leading up to an ambush that took place in 1888 and did not officially come to an end until the descendants of both families signed a truce in 2003. Many believe that the actual feud… Read More
Dihydrogen Monoxide: One Of The Greatest Internet Hoaxes Or An Great Educational Tool?
(PCM) What is Dihyrdogen Monoxide? Could this chemical compound be making us sick? Could we really die from ingesting Dihydrogen Monoxide? These are just some of the questions an average person might have when they are attempting to research or study any type of new chemical compound and are worried, due to reports in the… Read More
Man’s Three Word Obituary And Other Famous Last Words
(PCM) If you have seen the headlines recently that you have most likely heard about Stig Kernell of Sweden and his three word obituary that has since gone viral. Kernell had an incredible sense of humor right up until his death at age 92, so his obituary simply read ” I am dead”. Those three… Read More
The Mysterious Disappearance Of Megumi Yokota! Could She Still Be Alive?
(PCM) Back in 1977 a 13-year old girl by the name of Megumi Yokota was said to have been abducted by North Korean agents. Yokota was a native Japanese citizen and reports claim that she sadly passed away back in 1994 while still being held in North Korean captivity, however the girls parents and many… Read More
Mothman: A Look At Where The Legend Began And Does It Really Exist?
(PCM) Many of you have probably heard about the legendary Mothman, a mysterious half bird, half man looking creature that is said to haunt the woods near the area of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the late 1960’s. The first mention of the Mothman was published in the Point Pleasant Register in November of 1966,… Read More