Myths & Conspiracy Theories

Myths & Conspiracy Theories


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In our first issue we look at the weird and wacky things that people have said and believed throughout history and the myths that have confused and scared people from all over the world.

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The Conspiracy Files
By Lucy Singer
Did Shakespeare really write his own plays? How did Phar Lap really die? Is Elvis still alive? his article takes a look at some of the weirdest theories believed throughout history!

The Curse of a Child King
By Stuart Upjohn
When Howard Carter stumbled upon the tomb of King Tutankhamen, weird things began to happen...

Earth in 2D?
By Sian Johnson
Over time, the Earth has been imagined as a disc-shape, a bowl-shape and even a donut-shape. Let's unravel the truth about the Earth's shape.

Exposing Nessie
In 1934 a photo of what seemed to be the Loch Ness Monster sent media into a frenzy. But what was it really?

My Oh Mayan!
By Amie Brockwell
In the days leading up to December 21, 2012, people were worried... Why? Because according to the ancient Mayan calendar, this was the date of the end of the world! 

A Tale of Ned's Head
By Sharyn McCrae
Ned Kelly's head has been covered in an iron helmet, a bushy beard, a plaster cast...and then disappeared altogether!

Celebrate the Year of the Snake
By Simon Hawkes
Celebrate Chinese New Year by learning about its history and traditions!

By Ramona Hartley
We all have one, but where did surnames come from, and what do they say about our families?

The Delphic Oracle: Great Prophetess of the Ancient World
By Katherine Boyle, 14 (Junior Historian)
Katherine shares her research about the Delphic Oracle, the most reliable and renowned prophetess of the Ancient World, in her winning submission to the HistoriCool Junior Historian program.

Our Golden Girl
Betty Cuthbert was a born runner and at the age of just 18, she made her dreams of an Olympic gold medal come true!

Anubis: Head of a Jackal
Each ancient Egyptian god had a special role in Egyptian mythology, so what did Anubis, with the head of a jackal, do?

Got a Frog in your Throat?
When our voice sounds croaky, we can often be asked: 'got a frog in your throat?' Where did this saying come from? You might be happier not knowing!

My History...with Kayne Tremills
We talk with ABC3 host Kayne Tremills about his past, present and future!

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