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Patrick Bernauw is a writer of historical mysteries (faction, fiction and non-fiction) and supernatural stories. He is also a playwright, performer and producer of music theatre, mystery and city games. His work was translated in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

He isn't a Dutchman, really -- but he lives in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium: Flanders. And his first Hub was about The Lost Dutchman, hence the nickname.

He is a digital storyteller, currently into blackout poetry channelings, mixed media collages and art journals.

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  • True Tales From the Dark Side
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    True Tales From the Dark Side

    10 months ago

    Now the Spirits of the Past are speaking to us in these Electronic Voice Phenomena and through Blackout & Found Poetry Channelings, in Scrapbooks and Art Journals...

  • Exhibition of a Taxidermist
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    Exhibition of a Taxidermist

    10 months ago

    Channeling Weird Tales of Fantasy & Horror, Blackout & Found Poetry, Erased Words. Surrealistic Soundscapes.

  • The Utopian Blackout Poetry Channelings
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    The Utopian Blackout Poetry Channelings

    10 months ago

    Thomas More published Utopia in 1516. In 2016, he suddenly began to speak to and through me... or these blackout poetry channelings.

  • An Experiment With Google and Blackout Channelling
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    An Experiment With Google and Blackout Channelling

    9 months ago

    How to connect with the collective consciousness through Google and with the Collective Unconscious using techniques of Blackout Poetry. Everyone can do it. Let the Spirits speak in your creations!

  • Belgium, Land of Beer and Chocolate: A Historical Overview
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    Belgium, Land of Beer and Chocolate: A Historical Overview

    17 months ago

    We Belgians did not invent beer. We are not in the top 10 of largest beer consumers and we are not the biggest producers either. But we do have the largest number of different beers in the world.

  • Audio Theater with Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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    Audio Theater with Howard Phillips Lovecraft

    7 months ago

    Stephen King called H.P. Lovecraft the 20th century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale. His stories have been frequently adapted into plays, movies, comic books and games. Here are some fine audio...

  • Merlin's Doomsday Chronicles and Prophecies
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    Merlin's Doomsday Chronicles and Prophecies

    12 months ago

    There are far more "Doomsday Chronicles" than the ones that are hyped now, featuring Nostradamus or the Mayan Calendar. They mostly regenerate very ancient symbols of religion, myth and magic and they don't forecast...

  • The Eilean Mor Mystery
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    The Eilean Mor Mystery

    12 months ago

    The mysterious disappearance of the lighthouse keepers of Eilean Mor, with its 39 acres, the largest of the Flannan Isles, on the west coast of Scotland. The crew of the Eilean Mor lighthouse, has been at the centre of...

  • Trime Traveler John Titor
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    Trime Traveler John Titor

    15 months ago

    One of the - not so many - genuine online and interactive stories, meant and designed for the worldwide web, is that of John Titor, the time traveler...

  • Bruges-la-Morte, by Georges Rodenbach
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    Bruges-la-Morte, by Georges Rodenbach

    12 months ago

    In 1892 Georges Rodenbach published his masterpiece Bruges-la-Morte. The short novel immediately was acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of the "decadent movement" in French literature, a vision of the...

  • The Love Lake Succubus of Bruges-la-Morte
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    The Love Lake Succubus of Bruges-la-Morte

    9 months ago

    In folklore and medieval legends a succubus is a frightening demon who takes the form of a woman to seduce men in dreams and have sexual intercourse. In modern times, a succubus is often depicted as highly attractive....

  • The Island of the Living Dead Dolls, Xochimilco
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    The Island of the Living Dead Dolls, Xochimilco

    8 months ago

    Come and follow me to the Canal of Xochimilco, with its unsettling mystical charm. Over hundreds of years the area has been desecrated to this one single canal, the sole tributary of the Xochimilco Lake... Here, an old...

  • The Dolls of Death
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    The Dolls of Death

    8 months ago

    Look how she comes dancing to the tunes of this little serenade, straight through the front wall of the most haunted house of Bruges-la-Morte. Look how this carriage with its two dark horses appears out of the fog,...

  • How To Produce Your Own Halloween Murder Mystery Party Game
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    How To Produce Your Own Halloween Murder Mystery Party Game

    9 months ago

    You can play this Halloween Murder Game with 10 to 30 players, or even more. At the beginning of the game, each player receives a "secret document" with one or more tasks and a form with "information" on the other...

  • The Lost Adams Diggings
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    The Lost Adams Diggings

    12 months ago

    "The Lost Adams Diggings" is the name of a legendary lost gold mine somewhere in New Mexico, United States. In 1864, a teamster listening to the name of Adams (no first name known) and some prospectors were approached...

  • Doctor Dee and His Mirror of Magick
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    Doctor Dee and His Mirror of Magick

    6 months ago

    The greatest magician of all time was undoubtedly the Englishman John Dee. His life and his works are wrapped in shrouds of mystery, surrounded by all sorts of rumours. In November 1582, an angel appeared in his...

  • The Flying Dutchman: Facts and Legends
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    The Flying Dutchman: Facts and Legends

    5 years ago

    The legend of the Flying Dutchman is one of those stories that the crew might pass along when a ship is in trouble. There are various versions of the story, all with similarities shared with the legends and myths that...

  • The Code of the Holy Blood
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    The Code of the Holy Blood

    9 months ago

    In 1890, the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans wrote to a young Dutch novelist he was searching for "a demoniac sodomite priest" who performed the black mass. J.K. did find the priest... It was the Chaplain of the Holy...

  • Joris-Karl Huysmans and the Essence of Decadence
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    Joris-Karl Huysmans and the Essence of Decadence

    12 months ago

    The French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans started his career as a naturalist, but with "A Rebours" ("Against Nature") he wrote "the bible of decadence" and with "Down There" a history of satanism, facts turned into fiction,...

  • The Holy Sepulchre of Bruges-la-Morte
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    The Holy Sepulchre of Bruges-la-Morte

    11 months ago

    Visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Bruges-La-Morte, the Venice of the North, is a strange and morbid experience. Not only because the Holy Grave is to be found here, or a statue of the dead Christ, but also...

  • Ghost Cavalry of the Great War
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    Ghost Cavalry of the Great War

    12 months ago

    Captain Cecil Wightwick left us an account of the strange things that happened between April and August 1918 near Bethune (France), in the middle of an area of front line trenches between the city of Ypres (Flanders,...

  • The Magdalene Line of Kathleen McGowan
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    The Magdalene Line of Kathleen McGowan

    12 months ago

    I've just spent three days in Belgium with Kathleen McGowan, author of "The Expected One" and "The Book of Love". So don't think this is a literary review or something.

  • Nostradamus and the Prophecy of Orval
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    Nostradamus and the Prophecy of Orval

    23 months ago

    In 1840 the French magazine L'Oracle published a story told by the baron of Manonville in his diary. During the Revolution, he was in the abbey of Orval and listened to a Prophecy that seemed to predict the Restoration...

  • The Van Eyck Cryptogram
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    The Van Eyck Cryptogram

    12 months ago

    According to the Dutch scholar and artist Peter Voorn, the famous Ghent Altarpiece - also known as the Mystic Lamb - painted by Flemish Primitives Jan and Hubert Van Eyck is filled with crypto-iconography...

  • Nostradamus and the Lost Templar Treasure
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    Nostradamus and the Lost Templar Treasure

    4 years ago

    Here is all the information you need, right out of the so-called prophecies of Nostradamus that are in reality a code, to start a true treasure hunt and find the Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar somewhere in the...

  • The Story of the Grail by Chretien de Troyes
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    The Story of the Grail by Chretien de Troyes

    5 years ago

    Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet who was the first to write about the Grail, but what is the Grail... and where can the Grail be? Some believe the Grail is the Holy Blood of Christ, or his royal bloodline... and...

  • Mysteries of the Mystic Lamb Painting
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    Mysteries of the Mystic Lamb Painting

    10 months ago

    The famous Ghent Altarpiece or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed in 1432 by Flemish Primitive Jan Van Eyck, is surrounded by many mysteries concerning the Holy Blood & the Holy Grail... They are the reasons...

  • The Holy Blood of Bruges, a New Jerusalem
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    The Holy Blood of Bruges, a New Jerusalem

    12 months ago

    The Holy Blood of Christ seems to have turned medieval Bruges (in Flanders, Belgium) into a Holy City. It's what, since the 19th century, made tourism popular in Bruges. But maybe this Holy City is not as holy as it...

  • A Titanic Mummy's Curse
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    A Titanic Mummy's Curse

    6 months ago

    She lived in Ancient Egypt, in about 1600 B.C., as a high-priestess in the Temple of Amon-Ra. When she died, she was buried in a coffin with, on the outside, her image in gold and enamel...

  • Searching Google Earth and Ocean for Lost Islands and Cities
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    Searching Google Earth and Ocean for Lost Islands and Cities

    12 months ago

    Atlantis... Found on Google Earth? The Sun, a UK tabloid, had an article stating someone had found the location of Atlantis using Google Earth... but Google Earth denied. Okay... But is it possible to find lost cities,...

  • The Lost Mine of Juan Mondragón
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    The Lost Mine of Juan Mondragón

    8 years ago

    Let me tell you about the very rich mine of the late Juan Mondragón. Thousands and thousands of people are searching for that mine and nobody has been able to find it. I wish someday it would be found, so that it could...

  • Predictions of Nostradamus: From Obama to the AntiChrist
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    Predictions of Nostradamus: From Obama to the AntiChrist

    23 months ago

    What faith should we place in predictions of Nostradamus concerning a black president and the end of the world in 2012? The answer is: none! But nevertheless, there are circulating on the internet some really idiotic...

  • Where are the Just Judges?
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    Where are the Just Judges?

    6 months ago

    Located in the part of Belgium that is known as Flanders, the Cathedral of Ghent - St. Bavo's - is something like Loch Ness, or the castle where the legendary Holy Grail or the Treasure of the Templars was hidden. Here,...

  • Antique Prints, Famous Engravings
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    Antique Prints, Famous Engravings

    2 years ago

    Now, you have to start something like a true treasure hunt, surfing that wonderful worldwide web. Who are these guys like Louis-Marin Bonnet, Francis Vivares, Gabriel Huquier? And what are they worth, these antique...

  • Christopher Marlowe
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    Christopher Marlowe

    10 months ago

    Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist, so-called "father of English tragedy", the "inventor" of dramatic blank verse, possibly died in a tavern fight, possibly was a spy... and possibly wrote the works of William...

  • Treasure of the Cursed Superstition Mountains
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    Treasure of the Cursed Superstition Mountains

    12 months ago

    A certain "Norman" told author R.G. Babcock the story of an old Blackfoot Indian about a large horseshoe shaped outcropping of sandstone, called the Painted Rock, where the cursed Aztec Treasure could be hidden...

  • The Lost Aztec Treasure
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    The Lost Aztec Treasure

    12 months ago

    Chicomoztoc is the name for the mythical origin place of the Aztec people of central Mexico. According to R.G. Babcock there is an explanation for all these tales about a curse and lost gold in Arizona and New-Mexico.

  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
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    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

    14 months ago

    There are some great interpretations on YouTube or MySpace of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. But above all, I go for... "The Raven and Other Songs" by the Raven, some songs chosen from Poe's poems and composed in a manner...

  • The Golem meets Meyrinck in the Old Prague
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    The Golem meets Meyrinck in the Old Prague

    14 months ago

    In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated being created entirely from inanimate matter. In the Bible, a golem refers to an incomplete substance, an unshaped form. Today, 'a golem' stands for an entities serving man...

  • Funny Horror Teambuilding Game
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    Funny Horror Teambuilding Game

    9 months ago

    I am the secretary of the late & infamous Dutch horror writer Harry Hurror. He has defined in his last will that some pieces of his famous secret Artefarce Hurror Collection should be sold... to you!

  • Songs from the Devil's Castle
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    Songs from the Devil's Castle

    14 months ago

    Geert Vilain is a singer-songwriter who works in Ghent, in Flanders (the Dutch speaking part of Belgium)... But is he also a serial killer? Free downloads and creepy soundscapes for a murder and mystery party!

  • The Angels of Mons
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    The Angels of Mons

    6 months ago

    In 1930, the British newspaper The Daily News had a story about angels fighting on the side of the British troops during the retreat from Mons, in August 1914...

  • Visiting Bruges-la-Morte, a medieval ghost city
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    Visiting Bruges-la-Morte, a medieval ghost city

    7 months ago

    Here are some true ghost stories of Bruges (in Belgium), the Venice of the North. ‘Ah, buddy,' the coachman smiled. "I dwell now for over five hundred years through Bruges-la-Morte, and believe me: I never have seen a...

  • Nostradamus and the Lost Treasure of the Bourbons
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    Nostradamus and the Lost Treasure of the Bourbons

    20 months ago

    Did the French royalists during the French Revolution have made up some "Nostradamus quatrains" containing a code that leads to their War Treasure? A true treasure hunt!

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