Whether you’re religious or not, it’s intriguing to consider the numerous proven as well as rumored creepy artifacts contained within the secret Vatican archives. No one outside of the pope’s inner circle is likely to ever see many of these historic items, although you can see a few strange things in the Vatican during your next trip to Rome. The pope could choose to clear up dozens of conspiracy theories, but in most situations, the Vatican appears to prefer ignoring many of the oddest rumors and merely denying others.
Read on to discover which ones actually exist – and which ones exist as rumors and mysteries.
Evidence That Jesus Christ Never Existed
If you were the pope, what’s the one secret you’d need to guard above all others? One conspiracy theory posits that the biggest secret in history is that the Vatican contains proof Jesus never existed. There’s also a rumor that the exact opposite is true – linked to the Jesus Papers – although it doesn’t make much sense that the Catholic Church would go out of their way to hide evidence of Jesus.
After all, if they could conclusively prove his existence, their churches would probably experience a huge increase in membership.
A Chronovisor That Enables People To See The Past
What would you do if you could see the past and even take pictures of it? For the pope, apparently, the answer is “not much.” At least that’s what’s suggested by the rumor of the chronovisor. This alleged device could allow someone to view a specific historical date and time – and possibly the future. Some believe this device actually exists and that one of them resides hidden in the Vatican.
The Catholic Church could easily use a chronovisor to prove the existence of Jesus. Therefore, this rumor is likely nothing more than a myth – unless the Vatican has a reason to sit on one of the greatest inventions of all time.
Skulls Of Extraterrestrial Beings
A conspiracy theory that’s gained a lot of traction involves the Vatican covering up the existence of aliens. Supposedly, one of the Vatican’s numerous renovation projects uncovered the buried remains of extraterrestrial life. An excavation crew discovered these skulls in 1998, and even Catholic archdioceses question the existence of aliens and what that means for their religious doctrines.
Some claim that Pope John Paul II knew all about the aliens and agreed to participate in a massive conspiracy to hide the truth. Where’s Mulder and Scully when you need them?
The Illuminati’s Records Of World History… From The Future
The Illuminati and conspiracy theorists go together like macaroni and cheese. Therefore, it’s only natural that the Illuminati supposedly has control of who holds most official Vatican positions. After all, this would enable them to exert an even greater level of control over the world, and it would provide them with access to the Vatican’s secret objects.
The World’s Largest Collection Of Inappropriate Child Imagery
Perhaps one of the most damaging conspiracies about the Vatican is that there’s a massive, record-breaking collection of sexual images hidden from view. Not only does this seem at odds with the church’s public views about fornication, but it’s also quite creepy if you consider the potential implications. After all, the Catholic Church has experienced virtually countless scandals.
Many have speculated that the secret vault contains more than 100,000 depictions of children, especially in light of the amp in priest prosecution.
Papers Regarding The Church’s Decision To Imprison Galileo For Telling The Truth
In 1633, the Catholic Church condemned Galileo for speaking the truth. Today, many erroneously think no one during that time period other than Galileo knew that the earth revolves around the sun. However, there’s plenty of evidence that others shared Galileo’s view, but the church refused to listen.
One of the confirmed artifacts in the Vatican is paperwork related to Galileo’s historical trial. The church forced Galileo to recant in 1633 and kept him under house arrest until his passing. Officials from the Catholic Church didn’t officially clear his name until 1992.
A Zoo Made Of Super Realistic Animal Sculptures
Inside the Vatican Museum exists a creepily realistic zoo made out of sculptures. Known for their brilliant level of detail, these creatures look like they could easily come to life. Notable examples include the stone zoo’s German Shorthair Pointer and the lion made from marble. This is something visitors to the Vatican Museum can see for themselves.
It may not be as odd or creepy as some of the alleged artifacts hidden inside the archives, but it’s definitely unusual and hauntingly well-done.