The Pacific island of Rapa Nui is better known as Easter Island, and home to the mysterious monolithic carved stone figures known as the Moai. Although much research has been made into the history of this small island covered in large rock figures, much of it is conjecture and frequently changes as new discoveries are made.
There are many ancient stone circles to be found in European countries, but none so famous as Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. Like the Moai statues, historians have puzzled over the standing stone circle made up of approximately 100 massive stones laid out in a circular pattern. They estimate it may have taken 1,500 years to construct, and they’ve identified much of the rock came from nearby quarries — but some of the stones in the center rings came from as far as 200 miles away. Given the technology of the time, no one really agrees on how or why those stones were transported to their location.
There were many theories about why Stonehenge was built and what it may have been used for over the centuries, but most of the researchers now agree that it was probably a burial site, but would have also served as a ceremonial site as well as a destination for religious pilgrimages. It may even have been a hospital of sorts, because those big rocks imported from 200 miles away were apparently thought to have healing properties. But one of the amazing things is that it’s also an incredibly accurate astronomical calendar, with the stones aligning to match events like solstices, eclipses, and the equinox. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, this year you will be able to live stream the Stonehenge Summer Solstice celebration online for the first time ever.
Mysterious things like the Moai, Stonehenge, the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Terracotta Army, and others capture our imaginations and inspire our creativity.
It’s not just mysterious places that interest us — it is also mysterious people.
- Rasputin the mad Russian monk was said to have had magical powers.
- D.B. Cooper hi-jacked a plane and ransomed it for $200,000 before using a parachute to escape — and seemingly vanish off the face of the earth.
- Nikola Tesla appeared to possess the secrets of electricity and radio waves to the extent that Thomas Edison felt threatened enough to subvert the efforts of his rival.
Whether it’s a fascination with Houdini’s obsession to reveal the scams of psychic mediums while simultaneously trying to make contact with his deceased mother, or the more contemporary genius of Steve Jobs who may have been damaged emotionally but left an indelible mark on our society (making the proverbial “dent in the universe”) — people are interest in interesting people.
What can you do to manifest your mysterious side?
How can you effectively channel your own unique and magical history and talents in order to capture the attention of prospects and customers?
Now there’s a mystery for you to solve…