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The Lost Dutchman

Patrick Bernauw

Joined 6 years ago from Flanders (Belgium)

PATRICK BERNAUW is no real Lost Dutchman, but living in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. He is a full time writer of historical mysteries, faction and fiction, and supernatural stories. His work was translated in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish,... He is also a playwright, performer and producer of music theatre, murder mystery and city games.

"I like online writing, because there are so many new tools and opportunities to it. As an online writer, you are something like a "multimedia director" too, working with text, pictures, audio, video, links, news feeds and so on... In fact, you are a 'composer of content'. Writing has become... well... exciting again!"

Here on the HubPages he started publishing some articles about THE LOST DUTCHMAN goldmine, hence the nickname.

 

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  • 5

    Fairy Tale Guesthouse in Medieval Bruges (Brugge)

    23 months ago

    Guesthouse Nuit Blanche (that's French, and it means "white night", or "sleepless night") leads you straight into another time and another place... Meet & Greet the Phantoms of Bruges-la-Morte!

  • 7

    Merlin's Doomsday Chronicles and Prophecies

    2 years 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...

  • 22

    The Eilean Mor Mystery

    19 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...

  • 2

    Bruges-la-Morte, by Georges Rodenbach

    4 years 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...

  • 6

    The Love Lake Succubus of Bruges-la-Morte

    3 years 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....

  • 13

    The Island of the Living Dead Dolls, Xochimilco

    2 years 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...

  • 12

    Nostradamus and the End of the World in 2012

    19 months ago

    There are countless sites stating Nostradamus "predicted" the End of the World in 2012. This is nonsense, written down by people who are simply copy-pasting what others have said, without even reading the...

  • 1

    How To Produce Your Own Halloween Murder Mystery Party Game

    22 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...

  • 3

    Phantom Vehicles, Cursed Cars & Haunted Automobiles

    2 years ago

    In legal terms and for insurance purposes, a "phantom vehicle" is one that - without physical contact - causes injury, death or property damage to another vehicle. But more popularly, a phantom vehicle is of...

  • 6

    The Lost Adams Diggings

    4 years 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...

  • 5

    Free Online Murder Game: The Top Model Murder Case

    22 months ago

    The celebrity gossip columnist J.P. Vandam is being suspected of murdering the former top model Catherine Vincenti. He now organizes an online investigation to prove his innocence. A free online murder and mystery game!

  • 11

    Doctor Dee and His Mirror of Magick

    19 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...

  • 9

    The Flying Dutchman: Facts and Legends

    2 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...

  • 0

    Joris-Karl Huysmans and the Essence of Decadence

    5 years 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...

  • 3

    The Holy Sepulchre of Bruges-la-Morte

    2 years 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...

  • 7

    Ghost Cavalry of the Great War

    23 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,...

  • 22

    The Magdalene Line of Kathleen McGowan

    19 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.

  • 4

    Nostradamus and the Prophecy of Orval

    21 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...

  • 2

    The Van Eyck Cryptogram

    2 years 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...

  • 0

    The Medieval Procession of Penance at Furnes

    20 months ago

    An 1908 article in The New York Times says that he Belgian city of Furnes (Veurne) celebrates a Medieval Procession of Penance or Penitence, and this for more than 500 years... But why are the 12th century origins of...

  • 11

    Nostradamus and the Lost Templar Treasure

    20 months 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...

  • 2

    The Story of the Grail by Chretien de Troyes

    2 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......

  • 2

    Mysteries of the Mystic Lamb Painting

    23 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...

  • 6

    The Holy Blood of Bruges, a New Jerusalem

    19 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...

  • 11

    A Titanic Mummy's Curse

    2 years 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...

  • 2

    Searching Google Earth and Ocean for Lost Islands and Cities

    3 years 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,...

  • 7

    Haunted Chingle Hall

    3 years ago

    Singleton Hall was built in 1260 by Sir Adam de Singleton, just outside the village of Goosnargh, near Preston. But the oldest inhabited brick building in England has become world famous as Chingle Hall, one of the most...

  • 9

    The Haunted English Manor House: Real Ghost Watching Channel

    17 months ago

    "Welcome to my Haunted English Manor House and Ghostwatching Channel. Won't you stay a while, settle down in a comfy chair by the fire and watch some Ghost stories?"

  • 6

    The Lost Mine of Juan Mondragón

    5 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...

  • 93

    Predictions of Nostradamus: From Obama to the AntiChrist

    21 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...

  • 3

    13 Really Cool Halloween Ideas

    22 months ago

    It's Halloween... and you want to do something really special? Something really cool? Well, here are 13 creepy tips for you in How To Have a Very Special Halloween!

  • 2

    Where are the Just Judges?

    2 years 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,...

  • 5

    Antique Prints, Famous Engravings

    19 months 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...

  • 5

    Bruce Springsteen: Best Live Clips and Quotes

    21 months ago

    I'm a Bruce Springsteen fan and this is my very personal Top Ten of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live Clips, together with some quotes of "The Boss" aka "The Jersey Devil"...

  • 3

    François Villon, the Vagabond King

    2 years ago

    Bonnie is visiting Clyde in prison and thinks of escaping like the medieval French dark poet François Villon so many times did. She admires this Vagabond King very much. A new episode from the Story of Bonnie and...

  • 3

    A Poet of the Great War: Wilfred Owen

    2 years ago

    Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918) was an English poet and soldier. He is regarded by many as the leading poet of "the Great War". His work is shocking and realistic with its focus upon the horrors of...

  • 3

    Christopher Marlowe

    2 years 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...

  • 17

    Treasure of the Cursed Superstition Mountains

    23 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...

  • 3

    Essential Monsters and Victorian Freaks Show

    23 months ago

    Essential Monsters is an Oakland, California based company, a forerunner of the steampunk fashion revolution. Essential Monsters makes t-shirts, hoodies, bags, pin sets, wallets and other one-of-a-kind goodies.

  • 3

    The Mystery of the Devils Castle: Do You Solve the Murder?

    22 months ago

    A free online murder and mystery game in the old city of Ghent (Flanders, Belgium) with some free downloads of creepy soundscapes and songs by singer-songwriter and presumed serial killer Gerard the Devil!

  • 23

    The Lost Aztec Treasure

    3 years 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.

  • 17

    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

    17 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...

  • 3

    Two hot girls in the shower

    22 months ago

    Okay, maybe they are not so hot... and maybe they are not really girls either... But they are, undeniable, in the shower... and they are ready to answer all your burning questions!

  • 0

    The Court of Miracles

    3 years ago

    Bonnie Parker is fascinated by the infamous Court of Miracles, the Paris district where once all the crookes of the French capital were looking for a refuge. The district got its name from the beggars who calculated on...

  • 0

    Funny Horror Teambuilding Game

    24 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!

  • 4

    The Angels of Mons

    23 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...

  • 0

    An Angel Born in No Man's Land

    3 years ago

    German troops are crossing the Belgian border with the intention to attack France. The British army is on Belgian soil, ready to meet the Germans... A tale of the Great War.

  • 8

    The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

    2 years ago

    The Superstition Mountains have been a place of mystery and legends since only the Pima Indians lived in Arizona. There are uncountable ancient cliff dwellings and haunted caves and tales about lost gold and treasure...

  • 0

    The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde

    3 years ago

    A Suicide Story: The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde is a poem written by Bonnie Parker herself: "Some day they'll go down together/ And they'll bury them side by side/ To few it'll be grief, to the law a relief / But...

  • 1

    Visiting Bruges-la-Morte, a medieval ghost city

    5 years 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...

  • 1

    Nostradamus and the Lost Treasure of the Bourbons

    21 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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