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My Interest's Peaked

A multifarious collection of things that peak my interest. If you're attracted to nature, the macabre, nerdgasms, nostalgia, anecdotes, musings, wisdom, romance, humor, and miscellaneous other, then I hope you find something you like here. Enjoy!

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Crowned jellyfish

Or is it a new water type Pokemon? O.o

The Most Haunted House in England: The Story of Borley Rectory by Harry Price, 1940

Borley Rectory, near Borley Church in the village of Borley, Essex, was built for Reverend Henry Dawson Ellis Bull in 1862 and named, by paranormal researcher Harry Price, the “most haunted place in England” in 1937, after numerous stories through the years of ghostly goings-on. The first apparition was that of a spectral nun, seen shortly after Bull and his family took up residence. Subsequent tenants have also seen a phantom coach and heard bells ringing though the cords had been cut. Much of the haunted happenings were no doubt exaggerated or caused entirely by the trickery of Price himself when he came to investigate, though he wasn’t responsible for all of them. In the early and mid-1930s, the wife of the then-Rector told tales of poltergeist-like phenomena to cover up her extramarital trysts with the lodger.

The Rectory was destroyed by fire in 1939.


Ceremonial Dagger

  • Dated: mid-19th Century
  • Culture: Italian

The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the tip and with three deep grooves. The tang is slightly thickened, and almost the entire surface is engraved with floral motifs. It features a brass hilt picturing a skeleton wearing a tunic, while the guard features is a snake in-the-round. Comes together with a velvet-covered wooden sheath with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved leaf patterns.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Live Auctioneers


You have to feel your way through this 


Magellanic gemstone in the southern sky [NGC 290]

Hubble has captured the most detailed image to date of the open star cluster NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show a myriad of stars in crystal clear detail. The brilliant open star cluster, NGC 290, is located about 200,000 light-years away and is roughly 65 light-years across.

Credit: European Space Agency & NASA
Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) and Edward W. Olszewski (University of Arizona, USA)






Half a teaspoon? I think they meant serve on ice.


abandoned greenhouse | Belgium

photography by Martino Zegwaard