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The Phantom Time Hypothesis, Visualized

The phenomenal Michael Paukner, visualizer of the esoteric, strikes again with the Phantom Time Hypothesis — a bizarre historical conspiracy theory positing that the Roman calendar was infiltrated with 297 years which never actually occurred and the Middle Ages never took place, so this isn’t the year 2010 but, rather, 1713.

Published September 21, 2010




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